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Photos from Summer on Southport

By Samantha Abernethy | Monday, August 1, 2011

Photos from Summer on Southport

This weekend was perfect street fest weather. After those triple-digit temperatures, sunny and 90 degrees feels delightfully mild. We stopped by Summer on Southport to enjoy some sunshine and some of those loud cover bands that street fests so often feature. Musical performances ranged from hair metal to kids pop. The Second City Training Center Read the Rest…

Chicago Joe’s

By Samantha Abernethy | Friday, May 27, 2011

Chicago Joe’s

“If you can’t stop by, smile as you go by.” That’s what the sign on the side of Chicago Joe’s friendly Northcenter location says. It offers belly-busting entrees and an all-you-can-eat buffet on Sundays. Their specialty is ribs, so they’ll be a formidable opponent in the Ribfest competition.

Thursday: Wellness In The Square

By Samantha Abernethy | Monday, May 23, 2011

Thursday: Wellness In The Square

Every Thursday this month the Lincoln Square Chamber of Commerce has been sponsoring “Wellness In The Square” with a series of local businesses in the square area between Leland and Lawrence Aves. This week, their last festival will focus on “hands and feet.” Alliance Chiropractic: Hosted by Planet Access, 4723 N. Lincoln Ave. Cold Level Laser Read the Rest…

Super Grover Visited Village Paperie Saturday

By Samantha Abernethy | Monday, May 23, 2011

Super Grover Visited Village Paperie Saturday

Ask RVJ: Report of A Home Invasion

By Mike Fourcher | Friday, May 20, 2011

Ask RVJ: Report of A Home Invasion

From time to time we get questions from readers about happenings in the neighborhood. Yesterday we got a question from Chad Allen, who writes: “There have been an increase of break-ins around our little area. A friend of ours had her condo busted into near the corner of Damen and Addison. The CPD told her Read the Rest…

Roscoe View In The News

By Samantha Abernethy | Friday, May 20, 2011

Roscoe View In The News

Johnny Depp Sighted At Chicago Music Exchange. [Chicago Tribune] Channel 2′s Roseanne Tellez Lists Roscoe Village Home For $1.15 Million. [Chicago Breaking News] Thieves Hit Closer Than Home When Dog Is Taken. [Chicago Tribune] Author Marcus Sakey Purchases Roscoe Village Home. [Blockshopper]

The 2011 Roscoe View Summer Festival Guide

By Samantha Abernethy | Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The 2011 Roscoe View Summer Festival Guide

Things are finally starting to warm up around here, and the summer festival season is upon us. Here is your guide to the sun and fun for your summer weekend staycations. If we’ve missed any of the festivals in Roscoe Village and West Lakeview, please let us know in the comments, so we can add Read the Rest…

44th Ward Electronic Recycling Day on May 21

By Samantha Abernethy | Monday, May 16, 2011

44th Ward Electronic Recycling Day on May 21

Broken computer? Busted radio? Outdated VCR? Electronic items shouldn’t just be dropped in the dumpster. Well this Saturday is recycling day int he 44th ward. Drop your retired electronics out on the curb in front of your house by 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 21. The items will be taken to the city’s recycling center Read the Rest…

Roscoe Village Burger Fest Band Lineup And Vendors Announced

By Samantha Abernethy | Monday, May 16, 2011

Roscoe Village Burger Fest Band Lineup And Vendors Announced

Photo of Village Tap burgers by Flickr user rachelleb. Get ready, carnivores. Burger Fest is July 9-10 in Roscoe Village on Belmont between Leavitt and Damen, featuring headliners Foghat and the Smithereens. Also, one-time Lakeview resident Todd Carey, who has been featured here before, will also be performing. Roscoe Village locale John’s Place will be Read the Rest…

Dream Act Protesters Gather At Cullerton’s Lincoln Square Office

By Samantha Abernethy | Saturday, May 14, 2011

Dream Act Protesters Gather At Cullerton’s Lincoln Square Office

Protesters gathered outside Illinois Senate President John Cullerton’s Lincoln Square office on Saturday to protest the senate’s passing of the Illinois Dream Act, which creates a scholarship program for students with at least one immigrant parent, legal or illegal. There were about 15 protesters in the rain outside the 47th ward office at 4237 N. Read the Rest…

What’s on Tap for Chicago Craft Beer Week

By Patty Wetli | Wednesday, May 11, 2011

What’s on Tap for Chicago Craft Beer Week

A former co-worker of mine who had previously lived in New York used to complain that Chicagoans spend most of their time hanging out in bars, drinking beer. And what, pray tell, is wrong with that? As if we needed added incentive, along comes Chicago Craft Beer Week, May 19 – 27, to further encourage Read the Rest…

Manor Plant Sale Saturday At Luther Memorial

By Samantha Abernethy | Monday, May 9, 2011

Manor Plant Sale Saturday At Luther Memorial

It seems the last frost of the season <knock on wood> is behind us. And those April showers definitely produced some May flowers. Tulips and daffodils are popping up all over, along with those little purple flowers — what are those called anyway? And if you’re looking for a garden you can eat, it’s time Read the Rest…

Center Square In The News

By Samantha Abernethy | Friday, May 6, 2011

Center Square In The News

Five Exotic Spots For Destination Drinking [Chicago Magazine] Merry Old English Food In Chicago [ABC7] Cheese, Please: Spots With A Fine Selection [Chicago Reader] “Food On The Dole” Now a Salon [Dining Chicago] Cook County Foreclosure Filings Jump 10% In First Quarter [Housing Wire] Chicago School Funding, Property Tax Hikes Left to Emanuel’s School Board Read the Rest…

Roscoe View In The News

By Samantha Abernethy | Friday, May 6, 2011

Roscoe View In The News

Cubs Fans’ Devotion Slides Into Chicago Real Estate [Medill Reports] Youth Artists Get To Work In Chicago AT Redmoon Theater [Chicago Parent] Chicago’s Best New Jazz Series [Time Out Chicago] Uncle Fatty’s Cancels “Bin Laden is Rot’n” Party [Chicagoist] There Goes The Neighborhood? Maybe Not [Medill Reports]

Ribfest 2011 Band Lineup Announced

By Samantha Abernethy | Friday, May 6, 2011

Ribfest 2011 Band Lineup Announced

Meat eaters rejoice! Ribfest is just over a month away, Friday, June 10 to Sunday, June 12. In addition to an abundance of meat, the Northcenter street festival also features a professional rib-eating contest and quality musical entertainment. This will be the 13th annual Ribfest, which covers about three blocks on Lincoln Avenue between Irving Read the Rest…

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