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November 17, 2011 | By Emily Van Zandt, RedEye
Like it or not, the countdown to the holidays has begun. Between the family fights, the travel headaches and the present-budget woes, everyone could use a stiff drink. Luckily, there are plenty of new spots popping up in Chicago to accommodate the holiday blues. From comfort food like your mom used to make in Wicker Park to video games with a side of beer in Edgewater and budget-friendly cocktails in Lincoln Park, there's a little something for everyone. The Snuggery 15 W. Division St. 312-337-4349 Finn McCool's is out and The Snuggery is in at this Gold Coast...
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May 23, 2014 | By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas and RedEye
The Chicago Police Department is warning Lincoln Park residents about a series of thefts of high-end bicycles this week. The bicycles were stolen from garages in the neighborhood, the alert said, after an uknown offender gained entry to them. The alert said the police do not know what the offender looked like or how he or she may have gotten into the garages. The thefts reportedly took place overnight from May 19 to May 20 at a home in the 2200 block of North Greenview Avenue and overnight between May 20 and 22 in the 2300 block of North Bosworth Avenue.
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 15, 2011 | By Lisa Arnett and Emily Van Zandt, RedEye
Big Ten sports bars packed with recent grads. Pub floors sticky with cheap beer. DePaul students dancing until 3 a.m. before a pizza run on the way back to the dorms. This is Lincoln Park nightlife. Or is it? A recent crop of seriously buzzed-about bars and restaurants opening in Lincoln Park - Morso, 2 Sparrows, The Barrelhouse Flat, Butcher & The Burger among them - is  bringing with it a new kind of energy the neighborhood hasn't felt in a while. With its powder blue walls and vest-wearing bartender, Morso's upstairs cocktail lounge feels more like Logan Square's The Whistler than anything else...
NEWS
May 20, 2014 | By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas and RedEye
At least eight empty storefronts on Clark Street in Lincoln Park have building and safety code violations, according to a message to community members from Ald. Michele Smith (43rd). The city is suing the owners of the buildings over the violations, which include rotting porches, rodents and drainage issues, the email said. In the letter, Ald. Smith said the buildings' issues represent a larger problem for the Clark Street retail corridor. "Long-empty storefronts on Clark have been a persistent issue in our neighborhood," Smith wrote in the email.
NEWS
May 18, 2012 | By RedEye staff
Ready to really indulge your sweet tooth? This six-stop quest for Lincoln Park's top treats should quell your cravings. A car will quicken the trip, but a combination of walking and bus-hopping will help work up an appetite for more Start your jaunt with a chocolate croissant at traditional French bakery Vanille Patisserie (2229 N. Clybourn Ave. 773-868-4574). Next, walk a few blocks to Floriole Cafe & Bakery (1220 W. Webster Ave. 773-883-1313), where the pastry case is stocked with sweets ranging from maple-pecan tea cookies to sea salt caramels.
NEWS
June 18, 2012 | By Mick Swasko, RedEye
If you thought you saw a deer in Lincoln Park this weekend, it wasn't an illusion brought upon by over indulgence before last call. There's actually a buck that has made itself comfortable in the 43 r d Ward. Libby Prakel, chief of staff for Ald. Michele Smith, said the office has gotten phone calls from residents around the 1900 block of North Halsted, where a sizable buck complete with antlers has been hanging out in a vacant lot. A user on the site everyblock.com also posted a photo of the animal, and others chimed in to note their sightings of the deer.
NEWS
March 19, 2012 | By Mick Swasko, RedEye
Sometimes, life imitates art. Other times, art just seems to mirror pop-culture. Though the "Eagle Columns" sculpture has been a fixture in Lincoln Park for more than two decades, one could be forgiven currently for suggesting the abstract birds perched above Jonquil Park seem to bear a resemblance to the iconic "Mockingjay" symbol of "The Hunger Games," opening this week. The fictional, sharp-beaked bird is depicted in metallic clutching an arrow and surrounded by a ring on the book cover of the first installment of the teen adventure trilogy.
NEWS
June 18, 2012 | By Leonor Vivanco, RedEye
Where do cheaters live in Chicago? Apparently, Lincoln Park, according to AshleyMadison.com , the extramarital dating site that has been around for 10 years and counts over nine million members in the U.S. Based on per capita membership using zip codes in the Chicago area of more than 210,000 people, the site on Monday released its list of the top cheating neighborhoods in Chicago: 1. Lincoln Park 2.The Loop 3.Bucktown ...
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October 10, 2012 | By Zara Husaini @zarhus and RedEye
Nordstrom Rack will open its third Chicago location next spring. The popular offshoot of Nordstrom department stores offers designer items at discounted prices.  The new store will be at 1555 N. Sheffield in Lincoln Park.  There are already two stores just miles from the announced Lincoln Park location--one on Chicago Avenue, just a stone's throw away from the Nordstrom flagship store on Michigan Avenue. The other is in the Loop. The upcoming location will be a part of the Collection Annex, a new retail development that will open in spring of 2014.  ...
NEWS
February 13, 2014 | By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas and RedEye
A Chicago man on parole for burglary was arrested Wednesday afternoon after police accused him of three new counts of felony residential burglary. Police officers saw Arthur Nielsen, 34, of the 9100 block of South Perry Avenue, enter a three-flat apartment building on North Geneva Terrace shortly after 2 p.m. without authorization to do so, according to police officials. A statement released by police said Nielsen was carrying burglary tools. Nielsen allegedly entered two separate residences in that building without authorization, the...
NEWS
May 15, 2014 | By Mick Swasko, @swasko and RedEye
Since "baby klipspringer" wasn't cute enough, Lincoln Park Zoo has given its tiny new calf a name.  The six-week-old female klipspringer--a small African antelope--has been named "Asha," after a public poll was opened to pick a moniker for the calf. The name means "hope" in Swahili, the native language of the East African countries of Congo, Tanzania and Kenya, where the klipspringer resides in the wild.  "Asha" got the most votes of the four names, which also included "Zuri" (pretty)
NEWS
April 29, 2014 | By Ryan Smith and For RedEye
It was to be my small, lofted Shangri-La. My Fortress of Urban Solitude. After weeks of scouring the hellish depths of Craigslist's real estate section and nearly every apartment-hunting website known to man, I'd finally unearthed my dream bachelor pad. I felt like Gollum from "Lord of the Rings" with a hankering for weathered hardwood floors and spiral staircases instead of magical rings. My first instinct was to sign the lease as quickly as I could click a ballpoint pen, but then came a nagging voice in the back of my head.
NEWS
April 28, 2014 | By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas and RedEye
Interested in living at the site of the old Lincoln Park Hospital? Rent could set you back $1,900 a month or more. Webster Square, the mixed-use residential and retail development site off Webster Avenue that was first announced four years ago, is slated to have luxury rental units, condos, and shops, including a recently opened grocer, real estate website Curbed Chicago reported Friday. Among the development's 75 rental units now available for lease, studios will rent for $1,900 a month and up, and larger units will go for up to $4,500,...
NEWS
April 13, 2014 | By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas and RedEye
In 2012, Grace Sweeney did the impossible. She found a studio in Lincoln Park for $745 a month -- just within the budget she kept as an unpaid intern out of college. It was steps from Fullerton Avenue and Clark Street, had a walk-in closet and utilities included ... but no kitchen. "It had a full-sized fridge, which was nice, and a microwave, and I bought myself a toaster oven. I did my dishes in the [bathroom] sink," Sweeney said. "It was definitely a crazy trade-off, but the price was great.
NEWS
March 18, 2014 | By Lisa Arnett and Chris Sosa and RedEye
INDOOR GOLF Fairways 1141 W. Armitage Ave. 773-698-6020 This bar and restaurant in Lincoln Park boasts a secondfloor golf lounge with four golf simulators. Casual and serious golfers alike will dig the chance to play legendary courses - think Pebble Beach - as well as par-3 compilations and other features possible only in virtual golf. There are a handful of other games, such as field goal “kicking” and tic-tac-toe, so even if you're not into “regular” golf, you won't get bored.
NEWS
February 13, 2014 | By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas and RedEye
A Chicago man on parole for burglary was arrested Wednesday afternoon after police accused him of three new counts of felony residential burglary. Police officers saw Arthur Nielsen, 34, of the 9100 block of South Perry Avenue, enter a three-flat apartment building on North Geneva Terrace shortly after 2 p.m. without authorization to do so, according to police officials. A statement released by police said Nielsen was carrying burglary tools. Nielsen allegedly entered two separate residences in that building without authorization, the police...
NEWS
May 18, 2012 | By RedEye staff
R.J. Grunts 2056 N. Lincoln Park West 773-929-5363 Craving a bite of history? This is where Rich Melman's restaurant empire, Lettuce Entertain You, started back in 1971. Fill up on milkshakes, half-pound burgers and platefuls from the massive salad bar. Half Shell 676 W. Diversey Parkway 773-549-1773 This divey basement seafood house started shucking oysters more than 40 years ago, way before trendy hangouts such as The Publican and GT Fish & Oyster made it cool again.
NEWS
June 10, 2013 | By Mick Swasko, @swasko and RedEye
A controversial, 40-foot, blue, windmill-style sculpture in Lincoln Park will have its day in court. The city filed a complaint in Cook County circuit court May 31, alleging the giant blue sculpture at Armitage Avenue and Burling Street never had proper permits to be installed, that it poses potential safety hazards and that it causes a "public nuisance" in Lincoln Park. The suit was filed against property owner John Novak, who has had the installation in his yard since 2011. According to the suit, Novak stands to face thousands of dollars worth of penalties for...
SPORTS
January 27, 2014 | By Chris Sosa, @redeyesportschi
Review: Fairways 1141 W. Armitage Ave. 773-698-6020 Rating: !!! (out of four) Off to a good start  As someone who loves golf, I accept that the sport is perceived as hoity-toity. Fairways, a new bar/restaurant/golf simulator spot in Lincoln Park, plays right into that by shooting for foodies as well as die-hard golfers. Does it succeed, and does it have a shot at attracting other patrons? RedEye paid Fairways a visit and came back with these observations, birdie- and bogey-style.
NEWS
January 17, 2014 | By Mick Swasko, @swasko and RedEye
Two Chicagoans are hoping their new niche venture is the full package. Adam Freck and Andrew Volk have launched Meggings Man, an online shop where they're selling male leggings of all sizes and colors. With offices in the Loop, the business launched Dec. 15 after a year of research and development into leggings made specifically for men. “We've taken the male physique, if you will, into mind while designing them,” said Volk, 31, of Lakeview, noting the extra fabric in the hips and waist for their meggings.
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