Bucktown

Firefighters battle a blaze at Lillie's Q restaurant in Bucktown on March 15, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Fire Closes Popular Bucktown BBQ Restaurant

A late-night fire believed to have started in a hot water heater in the basement significantly damaged a popular Bucktown barbecue restaurant, and apartments located above.

03/15/2013

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Smartphone Technology Leads To Arrest In Bucktown Rape

Smartphone technology helped police track down and arrest a 16-year-old boy who allegedly raped a woman in her Bucktown home on Sunday.

02/25/2013

"Don't Blink" A Doctor Who Burlesque. From left to right: Juicy Lucy, Crystal Paradise, Lady Lemondrop, Diva La Vida, Devyn DeViante, Irene Goodnight, and Ruby Bourbon (Credit: Greg Inda)

Burlesque In Space (And Time!)

Gorilla Tango Theatre performs some of the best burlesque in Chicago. Infused with humor and an underlying intelligence, it’s some of the bester entertainment you’ll find on stage ANYWHERE. See their newest show, a Doctor Who parody titled “Don’t Blink,” NOW!

02/13/2013

Marie's Rip Tide Lounge (Credit: Facebook)

Bucktown Bar Needs $135,000 By Tuesday To Avoid Possible Closure

A Cook County Circuit Court judge has given the owner of a Bucktown bar until Tuesday to come up with $135,000 — or lose the establishment, which has a history dating back 50 years.

WBBM Newsradio–01/25/2013

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Profile: Mindy’s Hot Chocolate

Pastry creator and mastermind chef behind Mindy’s Hot Chocolate, Mindy Segal, specializes in contemporary American cuisine with a focus on quality, local ingredients and technique. Her focus is evident throughout the warm, delicious smelling, Bucktown restaurant. Each element of the dining room, menu, decor and take-home products is a modern twist on a classic…

11/29/2012

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Bucktown Residents Want To Boot Homeless Trio From Underpass

Some residents of the trendy Bucktown neighborhood want to see a homeless encampment taken down, but it appears that the law is on the side of the people living there. One resident said passersby need to stop “feeding the bears.”

WBBM Newsradio–11/02/2012

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Racked.com Seeks Votes On Best Shopping Intersections

The Web site Racked.com may be pitting trendy hipsters against young and snazzy professionals, as they ask Chicagoans to pick one of six intersections as the best for shopping.

CBS Chicago–10/02/2012

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Montreal-Based Tea Café Chain Coming To Chicago

A Canada-based tea café is setting up shop on three fashionable strips in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–08/25/2012

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Guide To: Bucktown Arts Festival

The Bucktown Arts fest has grown to become a neighborhood tradition and one of the city’s premier arts festivals showcasing close to 200 participating artists, plus countless musicians, dancers, poets, performers and attracting more than 30,000 visitors annually…

08/23/2012

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Thieves Try, But Fail, To Swipe Entire ATM

Thieves did the heavy lifting — literally — of taking an ATM from its foundation at a bank in the Bucktown neighborhood early Friday, but apparently something spooked them and they left the machine — and their getaway vehicle — behind.

07/13/2012

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2 Weeks, 3 Smash-And-Grab Retail Thefts

For the third time in just the past few weeks, police are trying to find some brazen thieves who get into stores by smashing their way in.

CBS Chicago–06/19/2012

Marzena Castillo says she was fired from her waitress job because she had a baby and is suing the restaurant. (CBS)

Woman Claims Bucktown Restaurant Fired Her For Having Baby

A new mother says she lost her job because she had a baby and now she’s taking the matter to court. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

06/15/2012

The Best Buy store at 2100 N. Elston Ave. (CBS)

Best Buy Burglars Take Big Bite Of Apple Inventory

Officially, police say a preliminary report shows 60 iPads, 11 Apple laptops and 10 GPS devices were stolen from the store at an estimated value of $42,000.

05/07/2012

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Best Live Latin Music In Chicago

Looking to get your rumba, salsa, or tango on? Chicago is no stranger to great live Latin music. Be sure to check out any of the following Chicago venues; they all offer the chance to enjoy free live music in a casual atmosphere. Brush up on Latin moves, put your dancing shoes on and go check out one of these local hotspots.

05/03/2012

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Beating Victim From Northern Ireland Struggles 2 Years Later

A young woman from Northern Ireland who was brutally beaten in a Chicago robbery is still struggling two years later.

CBS Chicago–04/18/2012

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Bucktown School Funds Anti-Bullying Campaign With Pennies

An elementary school in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood is really making a change in the fight against bullying.

CBS Chicago–04/12/2012

Artistic renderings of plans for the Bloomingdale Trail, a park city officials plan to build on the site of a 2.7-mile stretch of abandoned elevated railroad tracks on the Northwest Side. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Pushes To Build Bloomingdale Trail, Upgrade Parks Citywide

Mayor Richard M. Daley had his Millennium Park, now Mayor Rahm Emanuel has his own plan to beautify the city with public space by investing $290 million in hundreds of parks over the next five years, including the long-delayed Bloomingdale Trail on the Northwest Side.

CBS Chicago–03/12/2012

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Taxi Driver Dies Following Accident In Bucktown

A 57-year-old taxi driver died following an accident Sunday morning in the Near Northwest Side Bucktown neighborhood that may have been caused by a medical condition he suffered.

03/04/2012

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Teens Charged In Wicker Park Robbery; Link To Other Incidents Probed

Two teenage boys have been charged with hitting a woman and stealing her purse in the Wicker Park neighborhood Thursday morning, and police are trying to determine whether the attack is connected to a series of similar robberies in recent months.

CBS Chicago–03/02/2012

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Activists Protest Bakery Over ‘Crack’ Bar, Remarks About Humboldt Park

Members of the Latino community in the Humboldt Park neighborhood are not the slightest bit amused by a bakery’s choice of names for one of its desserts.

CBS Chicago–02/23/2012

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