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Salvage continues following barge sinking

  • Fake ‘police’ patrol riverfront filming
  • Settlement conference scheduled in Hotel 71 lawsuit
  • Nouveau Tavern in Alderman Reilly crosshairs
  • 1871 expands at Merchandise Mart
  • Clark Street under-bridge walkway arrives
  • Wrigley rehab wins another preservation award
  • Street closures, viewing areas announced for Wallenda event
  • Damage, cost top concerns during Wallenda negotiations
  • L sculpture would shed light on Wabash Avenue
  • Dearborn & Ontario among city’s most dangerous intersections
  • Man arrested after damaging Mag Mile ‘Horse of Honor’
  • ArchiTech Gallery closing
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  • Five bridges raised for low-flying filming
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    Photo by Steven Dahlman

    (Above) On the south branch of the Chicago River north of the Randolph Street Bridge on Monday, a salvage crew works to resolve a barge that has been half-sunk since Friday. Seen from the Lake Street Bridge, a Seadog tour boat passes through a narrow channel at left. (Click on images to view larger versions.)

    21-Oct-14 – Under the watchful eye of the United States Coast Guard, a salvage crew is still working on the construction barge that sank on the Chicago River on Friday.

    Just south of the Lake Street Bridge, the barge was moored at the construction site for 150 North Riverside. Clark Construction Group was loading the barge with clay that was going to be used at the nearby Chicago Riverwalk site. At about 12:35 p.m., a witness heard “a loud snap” and the barge quickly took on water.

    There were no injuries and, according to the Coast Guard, no reports of any pollution.

    Until salvage operations are complete, the Coast Guard is enforcing a “safety zone” from the Lake Street Bridge to the Randolph Street Bridge. Boats have a 50-foot-wide channel through which to pass but must do so single-file.

    Photo by Steven Dahlman

    (Above) View of the barge from the Randolph Street Bridge.

     Previous story: Construction barge sinks on Chicago River

    Shoreline Sightseeing

    Photo by Steven Dahlman 20-Oct-14 – If you were told to move along Saturday morning near the Chicago River by what looked like a police officer, you may be surprised to learn it was just a movie location assistant.

    (Left) A location assistant, not related to this story, watches a helicopter film along Michigan Avenue on Sunday.

    Shortly before a low-flying helicopter filmed along the Chicago River, a man wearing a yellow safety vest labeled “POLICE” on the front and back was seen telling people to move away from the river.

    When asked by a reporter if he was a police officer, he said he was not, that he worked for the production company, and that he was given the vest by a police officer.

    Later, when asked for his name, the man refused and defended wearing the vest, saying again that a police officer had given the vest to him and others.

    The response from the Chicago Police Department was immediate.

    “It is not the policy of the Chicago Police Department to issue and/or borrow out any part of our prescribed uniform or equipment,” said a spokesperson. “Situations like [this] pose a threat to anyone in need of actual police assistance. The Chicago Police Department takes impersonation very seriously and we encourage all citizens to report any such abuse.”

    Rich Moskal, director of the Chicago Film Office, did not respond to a request for comment.

    The location manager, Maria Roxas, declined to comment.

    Puck Productions, LLC, is listed as the production company on filming notices that were distributed last week. Located in Santa Monica, California, Puck Productions is a subsidiary of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. The Chicago address listed for the company in the filming notices is for Cinespace Chicago Film Studios.

    The filming on Saturday was for Insurgent, the sequel to Divergent, which filmed in Chicago in July 2013 and was released in March 2014. The production company refers to the new movie as Mineral.

    Five bridges over the Chicago River from Dearborn Street east to Columbus Drive were raised to accommodate the helicopter. Filming continued on Sunday morning on the north side of the Loop. The same helicopter flew low over Michigan Avenue between Lake Street and Wacker Drive.

    (Right) A helicopter films between buildings in downtown Chicago on Sunday. Michigan Plaza in background. (Click on image to view larger version.) Photo by Steven Dahlman

     Previous story: Five bridges raised for low-flying filming

    19-Oct-14 – A settlement conference has been scheduled in the lawsuit filed by an Air India pilot against the owner and operator of Hotel 71.

    Pankul Mathur Pankul Mathur (left) is suing Hospitality Properties Trust, the real estate investment trust that currently owns the hotel – now known as Wyndham Grand Riverfront Hotel – and Wyndham Hotel Management, Inc.

    The settlement conference has been scheduled for November 18.

    The 46-year-old airline captain says while staying at the Wacker Drive hotel on April 15, 2013, a large African-American woman pushed her way into his room and robbed him. As the woman fled, he says employees of the hotel refused to help him.

    Both parties have completed most of the discovery phase of the lawsuit but need more time to collect depositions. In case the conference does not result in a settlement, they have asked the judge to extend the discovery deadline to January 30, 2015.

     Previous story: Air India pilot reiterates robbery at Hotel 71

    Nouveau Tavern

    (Above) Nouveau Tavern on West Ontario Street. Its interior was designed by D+K Architects of Chicago. (Click on image to view larger version.)

    22-Oct-14 – A restaurant/bar that has annoyed its River North neighbors for eight months may have finally annoyed one neighbor too many. 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly, whose Constituent Services Office is about two blocks away, took to his weekly newsletter on Tuesday to say he has had about enough of Nouveau Tavern.

    Fights, illegal handguns, an assault on a police officer, underage customers. And that’s just last weekend.

    On Friday, according to Reilly, a fight at the tavern at 358 West Ontario Street spilled onto the street. When police arrived, they faced aggressive patrons as well as the tavern’s security guards. Four people were arrested on Friday and two more on Saturday. On top of that, the tavern was issued four citations.

    Reilly says Nouveau Tavern gets numerous 911 calls and, at his urging, the area is getting extra attention from police.

    “Like most neighbors, I am incredibly frustrated with the multiple steps of ‘due process’ that has been afforded this establishment as they continue to violate city laws and negatively impact quality-of-life for residents.”

    He says addressing the safety, nuisance, and other chronic problems with Nouveau Tavern is a “top priority” for his office.

    Nouveau Tavern Nouveau Tavern describes itself as a New Orleans style restaurant serving Southern cuisine. According to its owners, it is also the only black-owned nightclub in River North.

    In August, racist graffiti was spray-painted on the front of the restaurant.

    1871

    (Above) Pat Quinn (wearing the tie), J.B. Pritzker (right of Quinn), and Howard Tullman (right of Pritzker) cut a ribbon on Tuesday morning to officially open new space at 1871. (Photo obtained from 1871. Click on image to view larger version.)

    17-Oct-14 – Big ideas need lots of room. River North’s technology incubator has opened new space at Merchandise Mart that increases its size from 50,000 to 75,000 square feet.

    Governor Pat Quinn, philanthropist and venture capitalist J.B. Pritzker, and 1871 CEO Howard Tullman officially unveiled the space on Tuesday at a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

    The new space will house tech companies that have outgrown their current space, along with venture capital firms and hundreds of other organizations.

    The cost of the new space was paid for by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

    “Since its inception, 1871 and its alumni companies have created more than 1,000 jobs and this new space will allow the hub to expand and create more high-tech companies and good jobs right here in Illinois,” said Quinn.

    The entrepreneurial hub for digital startups was launched in 2012 on the 12th floor of Merchandise Mart.

     Previous story: Emanuel to 1871: 300 jobs down, 40,000 to go

    Photo by Steven Dahlman

    (Above) A small crew at left works on the part of the Chicago Riverwalk that will go under the Clark Street Bridge. The wooden forms along the Riverwalk at right are shaping new concrete. (Click on images to view larger versions.)

    14-Oct-14 – The walkway that will get the Chicago Riverwalk under the Clark Street Bridge has been delivered. Chicago Department of Transportation says the pre-cast under-bridge structure arrived on October 8 and installation will continue into next week.

    The walkway under the Dearborn Street Bridge is still being installed. Rebar is fitted into the walkway before concrete is poured.

    Chicago Department of Transportation

    (Above) Workers distribute freshly mixed concrete being pumped onto the Chicago Riverwalk on October 1. This is east of Clark Street in a stretch of the Riverwalk called River Theater. (Photo obtained from CDOT.)

    Workers are currently installing an irrigation system, drainage structures, forms for concrete, and electrical conduits. They continue to drain water from between the old and new river walls.

    Photo by Steven Dahlman (Left) Chicago River west of LaSalle Street on Saturday. Wooden forms near the southeast bridge house are being used to shape the Riverwalk’s concrete. Wacker Drive in background.

    Photo by Steven Dahlman (Left) Wrigley Building at sunset from Wacker Drive east of Michigan Avenue on October 30, 2007. (Click on image to view larger version.)

    10-Oct-14 – The rehabilitation of Wrigley Building has won an award from Landmarks Illinois, the state’s leading advocate of historic buildings and sites. The 92-year-old River North building won the 2014 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award. It is the second preservation award the building has won this year.

    After purchasing the building from Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company in 2011, Zeller Realty Group’s rehab included extensive work both inside and outside. Terra cotta was restored, windows replaced, offices and lobbies renovated, and the plaza between Wrigley’s two buildings on North Michigan Avenue was enhanced for pedestrian use.

    The city granted Wrigley Building official landmark status in 2012.

    “The work done at the Wrigley Building has energized commercial activity along Michigan Avenue and further legitimized landmark designation as a means of making economic development happen in Chicago,” said Landmarks Illinois on Thursday.

    Bonnie McDonald, president of Landmarks Illinois, said this year’s winners “are truly inspiring and monumental in their own way. Each winner – demonstrating the catalytic impact of stewardship, activism, and continued investment – has proven that preservation is a key revitalization strategy.”

    The award includes $500 and a trophy, a small replica of the entrance arch and trading room of the Chicago Stock Exchange building, which was demolished in 1972. The fight to save the structure led to the founding of Landmarks Illinois.

    Also winning was the restoration of the Indian Boundary Park fieldhouse and stewardship of The Fortnightly of Chicago. The three projects will be honored at a special ceremony on November 1 at InterContinental Chicago on Michigan Avenue.

    Among the seven judges this year was William Tippens, a vice president of Related Midwest.

    It is the second such award for Wrigley Building. On May 15, it was among 13 recipients of the 2014 Preservation Excellence Award presented by the Commission on Chicago Landmarks for notable rehabilitation of historic architecture.

     Related story: AMA Plaza, Wrigley Building win award for landmarks

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    Google Maps

    (Above) Map showing in red the area that will be closed and viewing areas in green. (Click on image to view larger version.)

    19-Oct-14 – Nik Wallenda will have a lot of elbow room when he walks a high wire from Marina City to Leo Burnett Building on November 2. The area 588 feet below him will be closed to pedestrians, vehicles, and boats.

    According to information from the Chicago Police Department released on Friday, the Chicago River bridges at State Street and Dearborn Street will be closed from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Between State and Dearborn, Wacker Drive will be closed on the south side of the river along with Marina City’s riverfront plaza on the north side.

    The river itself will be closed to watercraft from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will be broadcast live on Discovery Channel during that time. Wallenda will begin his walks around 7 p.m. and the entire stunt – Marina City to Leo Burnett, then Marina City’s east tower to its west tower – will take 30 to 45 minutes.

    The police will decide when streets can re-open and say it could be later than 9 p.m.

    There will still be access to Marina City from State and Dearborn, access to the Renaissance Hotel, and to Leo Burnett Building’s Catch 35 restaurant. However, Marina City’s parking ramps will be closed from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

    Public viewing will be on Wacker Drive – from Clark Street to Dearborn Street to the west and from Wabash Avenue to State Street to the east.

    Musco Lighting will have equipment in the north lane of Wacker Drive between LaSalle Street and Clark Street, and between Wabash Avenue and Michigan Avenue. Production staging will take place on the north sidewalk and curb lane of Wacker Drive between Wabash Avenue and State Street and on the east sidewalk and curb lane of Dearborn Street between Kinzie Street and the bridge.

    A memo from Marina City’s residential property manager on Friday asks residents to not have balcony lights on during the event and to refrain from grilling or using laser pointers, camera flash, and drones – and not yelling or making “loud disturbing sounds.”

     Previous story: Damage, cost top concerns during Wallenda negotiations

    Discovery Channel

    (Above) With Marina City’s west and east towers behind him, Nik Wallenda stands on the roof of Leo Burnett Building on September 16, the day his Chicago high wire stunt was officially announced. (Click on images to view larger versions.)

    12-Oct-14 – Making sure their buildings were not damaged during professional daredevil Nik Wallenda’s upcoming high wire stunt in Chicago was the biggest concern of Marina City’s condominium board during lengthy negotiations that were “complicated, sometimes difficult.”

    In her monthly report to unit owners and residents of Marina City, Ellen Chessick, president of Marina Towers Condominium Association, said she signed a contract on September 16 with Peacock Productions, the television production unit of NBC News that produces Wallenda’s Skywire Live show for Discovery Channel. Later that day, the stunt was officially announced by Discovery Channel, around the time most residents of Marina City were learning of it.

    The major topics of negotiation, said Chessick, were ensuring that the towers are not damaged, that the project does not cost the condo association anything, that everyone has adequate insurance, and that the association receives “a fair location fee.”

    Although the amount of the location fee was not disclosed, Chessick says during negotiations “we prevailed in significantly increasing” the fee.

    City officials have declined to even speculate how much the location fee might be. According to the California Film Commission, location fees are based on production budget, crew size, how long the location will be needed, and level of inconvenience.

    The total budget for Wallenda’s 2012 walk across Niagara Falls was $1.2 million.

    Both Marina City and Leo Burnett Building will use the engineering firm Thornton Tomasetti to make sure the event does not damage their buildings. The firm has offices worldwide but its Chicago office is next door to Marina City at AMA Plaza.

    The condo board also negotiated agreements with Wallenda and Discovery Channel but the agreement with Peacock Productions was, said Chessick, “the most critical” as they will have the most personnel on site, will be reimbursing the condo association for expenses, and will be paying the location fee.

    Peacock Productions (Left) Nik Wallenda on Marina City’s west tower observation deck in an undated photo. The east tower can be seen at far right.

    Negotiations started in March

    The biggest concerns about the stunt of Marina City’s condominium association did not change since giving its initial approval on March 31.

    Writing to 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly and David Kennedy, deputy director for Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, residential property manager William O’Leary had questions about how the association would be reimbursed for expenses, what the location fee would be, the size and weight of equipment, and what sort of elevator loads to expect.

    Each tower has one freight elevator. O’Leary proposed that elevator maintenance personnel be on site in case an emergency repair is needed.

    Wallenda is currently training in Sarasota, Florida, for the November 2 stunt. He will first walk from Marina City’s 588-foot west tower 341 feet across the Chicago River to the 635-foot Leo Burnett Building at a 15-degree uphill angle.

    He will ride an elevator down to street level, cross Wacker Drive, then either the State Street Bridge or the Dearborn Street Bridge to return to Marina City. He will take an elevator back to, most likely, the east tower observation deck, where he will walk a high wire to the west tower observation deck and he will do this blindfolded.

     Previous story: Wallenda begins training for Chicago high-wire walk

    Wabash Lights

    (Above) Rendering of a lighting sculpture under the L tracks along a stretch of Wabash Avenue. (Click on image to view larger version.)

    8-Oct-14 – A $5 million lighting sculpture below the L tracks would “re-energize” Wabash Avenue, say three Chicagoans raising money for the project.

    The Wabash Lights would consist of 4,000 programmable LED tubes installed on the underside of the tracks for seven blocks on Wabash from Lake Street to Van Buren Street.

    “The lighting sculpture will bring life and awareness to the largely neglected strip of Wabash Avenue,” says the group on its website. “Creating this new destination in the heart of the Loop will increase annual visitors to Chicago, increase tourism, and encourage the growth of local business.”

    Jack Newell is a filmmaker and “public art enthusiast,” Seth Unger is a design strategist at Gensler, a design and architecture firm with an office in Chicago, and Justin Wardell is a senior account executive and ten-year veteran of the lighting industry. They have been working with the idea since 2011.

    They hope to have money and permits by the end of this year. It would take six months for the city to install the lights but they would be ready by next June and last five years. That is the length of the warranty on the lights, made near Boston by Philips Color Kinetics.

    Chicago Transit Authority would work with Intelligent Lighting Creations of Arlington Heights, Illinois, to install the lights. Recent projects for ILC include the Science Storms exhibit at Museum of Science & Industry and Fantasea at Shedd Aquarium.

    Costs include about $100 per day for electricity but the project, say its creators, would offer inspiration and safety.

    “This public display will inspire the residents of Chicago, boost civic pride, and foster a safe, well-lit gathering point in the downtown area.”

     tumblr: The Wabash Lights

    Google

    (Above) Google Street View of North Dearborn Street as it intersects with West Ontario Street in River North. (Click on image to view larger version.)

    15-Oct-14 – An organization that advocates for safer transportation has released its list of Chicago intersections it says are the most dangerous – and one of them is in River North.

    After studying state and city accident data and more than 800 suggestions from the public, Active Transportation Alliance selected the following Chicago intersections on which its “Safe Crossings” campaign will focus...

    • Milwaukee Avenue & North Avenue & Damen Avenue
    • Cicero Avenue & Chicago Avenue
    • Halsted Street & Lincoln Avenue & Fullerton Avenue
    • Cottage Grove Avenue & 79th Street
    • Dearborn Street & Ontario Street
    • Ashland Avenue & 63rd Street
    • Cicero Avenue & Madison Street
    • Ashland Avenue & Cortland Street
    • Martin Luther King Drive & 63rd Street
    • Elston Avenue & Western Avenue & Diversey Avenue

    The alliance wants the city to spend more money to improve street design and increase enforcement of traffic laws at major intersections.

    “Our streets are valuable public spaces and crossing them shouldn’t require putting your life at risk,” says executive director Ron Burke.

    78 percent of all traffic accidents involving pedestrians happen within 125 feet of an intersection, according to the city. In Chicago, pedestrians accounted for 33 percent of all traffic fatalities in 2012, compared to only 14 percent statewide. 69 percent of all pedestrian fatalities in Illinois that year happened in Chicago.

     Related story: ‘Open Streets’ group wants Mag Mile car-free

    Photo by Peter Bella

    (Above) A life-size statue of a Chicago police horse before it was damaged on Saturday. Photo by Peter Bella. (Click on images to view larger versions.)

    13-Oct-14 – One of the 29 life-size statues on Michigan Avenue of Chicago police horses was damaged after a 25-year-old man from the city’s west side climbed onto it Saturday evening.

    Chicago Police Department Darius Moss (left), who lives in the 2300 block of West Jackson Boulevard, west of the Loop, has been charged with three felony counts of criminal damage to property.

    The incident happened at about 11:05 p.m. on Saturday in front of 500 North Michigan Avenue, according to Chicago Police Department. Moss was in bond court on Monday.

    Tributes to Chicago police officers who have been killed or severely injured on duty, the horses have been unveiled throughout downtown after being introduced on September 11. The Michigan Avenue horses appeared on October 8.

    The fiberglass statues are decorated by artists and sponsored by local businesses. Each horse is named after a fallen police officer.

    The horse damaged on Saturday was designed by Rich Greiwe and is sponsored by The Drake Hotel. It honors police officer Lieutenant Pat McGann, who died on July 13, 1977, when he suffered a heart attack and crashed his patrol car southwest of the Loop at 59th & California.

    They will be on display in downtown Chicago through November, then sold at auction to benefit Chicago Police Memorial, a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring fallen police officers.

     Website: Horses of Honor

    Photo by Steven Dahlman

    (Above) A 2009 exhibit at ArchiTech Gallery in River North of original drawings, photographs, and blueprints of Marina City.

    9-Oct-14 – What it lacked in square feet it made up for in depth. River North’s most historically comprehensive architectural art gallery is closing after 16 years of making the cream of the architectural art crop accessible to the general public.

    David Jameson says his ArchiTech Gallery will close on December 31.

    “Health, expense, and time seem to have collided for this closure,” says Jameson. “Stay tuned for my future plans, though.”

    Since opening on the second floor of 730 North Franklin Street in December 1998, the gallery has exhibited the work of an eclectic variety of architects, artists, and projects. It is one of only a few commercial galleries in the world specializing in archival architectural drawings, renderings, photographs, and original prints. Items have gone on to museums and private collections throughout the nation.

    One of the gallery’s most popular and recurring shows featured the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, drawing on Jameson’s large collection of images related to the architect’s work. Wright is featured in the gallery’s current and final exhibition, running through November 29, along with Daniel Burnham and Louis Sullivan.

    Before he opened ArchiTech Gallery, Jameson was manager of Kelmscott Gallery in Chicago’s Lincoln Square neighborhood.

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    October 24-25 – The Richard H. Driehaus Museum’s popular Murder Mystery returns with a new format and a new tale. Set in 1915, Feud in Ragtime is filled with countless twists and turns and features a cocktail reception, a seated four-course meal and augmented guest participation – you could be the murderer! 6:30 p.m., The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, 40 East Erie Street. Tickets: $110 each. Map. More info.

    October 25 – River North Residents Association Third Annual Halloween in Ward Park. Pumpkin decorating, trick-or-treating, and more. Volunteers are always welcome and appreciated. 3-5 p.m., A. Montgomery Ward Park. A free family event.

    October 25 – Shoreline Sightseeing offers two tours to see the Navy Pier Halloween fireworks. The 90-minute Architecture Fireworks Tour departs Polk Bros. Park at Navy Pier at 8:30 p.m., features a guided architecture cruise, and ends in an ideal location for fireworks viewing. The classic Lake Michigan Fireworks Tour departs Navy Pier at 9 p.m. for a lake cruise followed by lakeside viewing of the fireworks. All tours are weather permitting. Dress for the weather. More info.

    October 26 – Helicopter lift at 300 North State Street. A helicopter will deliver equipment for Nik Wallenda’s high wire stunt to the roof of both towers at Marina City from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wacker Drive will be completely closed between State Street and Clark Street. Dearborn Street will be closed from Lake Street north to Kinzie Street.

    October 27 – Public presentation for a development proposal at 400 West Huron Street, a 15-story residential building with 46 condominium units, 73 parking spaces, and approximately 2,700 square feet of ground floor retail and commercial space. Representatives of FoodSmith Huron Associates development team will present their plans and answer questions. Co-hosted by River North Residents Association and Alderman Reilly. 6 p.m., 633 North Wells Street (former location of Gino’s East).

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    Tue Oct 14 2014 7:22 PM
    NARCOTICS - POS: HYPODERMIC NEEDLE
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    NO ARREST

    Tue Oct 14 2014 5:15 PM
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    Tue Oct 14 2014 4:00 PM
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    CTA TRAIN
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    Tue Oct 14 2014 4:00 PM
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    DEPARTMENT STORE
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    Tue Oct 14 2014 11:36 AM
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    700 N DEARBORN ST
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    Tue Oct 14 2014 7:45 AM
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    Tue Oct 14 2014 6:45 AM
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    Tue Oct 14 2014 4:00 AM
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    CTA TRAIN
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    DEPARTMENT STORE
    ARREST

    Mon Oct 13 2014 4:45 PM
    THEFT - RETAIL THEFT
    600 E GRAND AVE
    OTHER
    NO ARREST

    Mon Oct 13 2014 3:00 PM
    OTHER OFFENSE - HARASSMENT BY TELEPHONE (DOMESTIC)
    200 N LA SALLE ST
    COMMERCIAL / BUSINESS OFFICE
    NO ARREST

    Mon Oct 13 2014 12:45 PM
    THEFT - RETAIL THEFT
    300 N CLARK ST
    SMALL RETAIL STORE
    NO ARREST

    Mon Oct 13 2014 12:30 PM
    DECEPTIVE PRACTICE - CREDIT CARD FRAUD
    100 N STATE ST
    DEPARTMENT STORE
    NO ARREST

    Mon Oct 13 2014 12:05 PM
    BATTERY - AGGRAVATED: OTHER DANG WEAPON
    100 S STATE ST
    CTA PLATFORM
    NO ARREST

    Mon Oct 13 2014 11:20 AM
    OTHER OFFENSE - TELEPHONE THREAT
    200 N MICHIGAN AVE
    OTHER
    NO ARREST

    Mon Oct 13 2014 9:00 AM
    THEFT - $500 AND UNDER
    200 W WACKER DR
    STREET
    NO ARREST

    Mon Oct 13 2014 3:00 AM
    BATTERY - SIMPLE
    0 W ILLINOIS ST
    BAR OR TAVERN
    NO ARREST

    Mon Oct 13 2014 12:45 AM
    DECEPTIVE PRACTICE - ILLEGAL USE CASH CARD
    600 E GRAND AVE
    OTHER
    NO ARREST

    Sun Oct 12 2014 10:45 PM
    BATTERY - SIMPLE
    100 E WACKER DR
    HOTEL/MOTEL
    NO ARREST

    Sun Oct 12 2014 10:00 PM
    DECEPTIVE PRACTICE - CREDIT CARD FRAUD
    0 W HUBBARD ST
    BAR OR TAVERN
    NO ARREST

    Sun Oct 12 2014 9:50 PM
    CRIMINAL TRESPASS - TO LAND
    800 N STATE ST
    CTA STATION
    ARREST

    Sun Oct 12 2014 7:20 PM
    CRIMINAL TRESPASS - TO LAND
    600 N CLARK ST
    RESTAURANT
    ARREST

    Sun Oct 12 2014 7:03 PM
    CRIMINAL DAMAGE - TO PROPERTY
    400 N MICHIGAN AVE
    SIDEWALK
    NO ARREST

    Sun Oct 12 2014 6:00 PM
    THEFT - RETAIL THEFT
    800 N MICHIGAN AVE
    DEPARTMENT STORE
    ARREST

    Sun Oct 12 2014 5:25 PM
    THEFT - RETAIL THEFT
    600 N MICHIGAN AVE
    DEPARTMENT STORE
    ARREST

    Sun Oct 12 2014 3:15 PM
    THEFT - FROM BUILDING
    300 N MICHIGAN AVE
    RESTAURANT
    NO ARREST

    Sun Oct 12 2014 2:30 PM
    MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT - AUTOMOBILE
    800 N CLARK ST
    STREET
    NO ARREST

    Sun Oct 12 2014 2:10 PM
    THEFT - RETAIL THEFT
    100 N STATE ST
    DEPARTMENT STORE
    ARREST

    Sun Oct 12 2014 1:30 PM
    THEFT - FROM BUILDING
    600 N FAIRBANKS CT
    RESTAURANT
    NO ARREST

    Sun Oct 12 2014 1:30 PM
    THEFT - RETAIL THEFT
    500 N MICHIGAN AVE
    DEPARTMENT STORE
    ARREST

    Sun Oct 12 2014 1:15 PM
    THEFT - RETAIL THEFT
    800 N MICHIGAN AVE
    DEPARTMENT STORE
    ARREST

    Sun Oct 12 2014 1:12 PM
    THEFT - RETAIL THEFT
    200 W GRAND AVE
    TAVERN/LIQUOR STORE
    NO ARREST

    Sun Oct 12 2014 12:30 PM
    MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT - AUTOMOBILE
    200 E GRAND AVE
    STREET
    NO ARREST

    Sun Oct 12 2014 12:00 PM
    THEFT - RETAIL THEFT
    0 E WASHINGTON ST
    DEPARTMENT STORE
    ARREST

    Sun Oct 12 2014 11:40 AM
    BATTERY - SIMPLE
    100 N LAKE SHORE DR NB
    LAKEFRONT/WATERFRONT/RIVERBANK
    NO ARREST

    Most Expensive Near North Building Permits
    $56.402 million
    445 E ILLINOIS ST
    • PHASE II EXISTING 6 STORY TYPE III-A MASONRY BUILDING FULLY SPRINKLERED BEING CONVERTED FROM MIXED USE COMMERCIAL AND OFFICE TO MIX-USE RESIDENTIAL FLOORS 2 THRU 6TH RETAIL OFFICE AND RESIDENTIAL AMENITIES ON THE 1ST AND BASEMENT/SLIP LEVELS. 285 RESIDENT
    $14.3 million
    259 E ERIE ST
    • STRUCTURAL REINFORCEMENT TO 18TH FLOOR OF AN EXISTING HOSPITAL PER PLAN. STRUCTURAL PEER REVIEW
    $14.0 million
    259 E ERIE ST
    • SELF-CERT: INTERIOR ALTERATIONS TO 22ND AND 23RD FLOORS OF NORTHWESTERN MEDICAL GROUP NMG FACILITY AS PER PLANS. **SELF-CERTIFICATION PROJECT - CONDITIONAL PERMIT: SUBJECT TO AUDIT & FIELD INSPECTIONS**
    $7.5 million
    402 E SUPERIOR ST
    • ADDITION TO AND ALTERATION OF EXISTING CLASS C-3 TYPE II SCHOOL - COLLEGE USE NO CHANGE IN USE. **CERTIFIED PLAN CORRECTIONS PROJECT - CONDITIONAL PERMIT: SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS **
    $6.985 million
    259 E ERIE ST
    • SELF CERT: INTERIOR ALTERATIONS TO THE 12TH FLOOR OPERATING ROOMS 7 AND 8 OF THE EXISTING NMH OUTPATIENT CARE PAVILION AS PER PLANS.
    Recent Failed Health Inspections
    ORIGINAL MEATBALL VAULT
    131 N CLINTON ST
    • LICENSE
    Oct 16
    JIMMY JOHNS - LASALLE
    180 N LA SALLE ST
    • CANVASS
    Oct 9
    BELLO TEA
    131 N CLINTON ST
    • CANVASS
    Oct 9
    MCDONALDS
    29 N WACKER DR
    • CANVASS
    Oct 8
    MAXIMS RESTAURANT INC
    20 N CLARK ST
    • SHORT FORM COMPLAINT
    Oct 8
    OAK + CHAR
    217 W HURON ST
    • LICENSE
    Oct 2
    OAK + CHAR
    217 W HURON ST
    • LICENSE
    Oct 2
    SUBWAY
    304 W HUBBARD ST
    • COMPLAINT RE-INSPECTION
    Oct 1
    WISMA
    131 N CLINTON ST
    • CANVASS
    Sep 29
    SUBWAY SANDWICHES
    500 W MADISON ST
    • CANVASS
    Sep 29
    SUBWAY
    304 W HUBBARD ST
    • SUSPECTED FOOD POISONING
    Sep 29
    W CHICAGO - LAKESHORE
    644 N LAKE SHORE DR
    • CANVASS
    Sep 26
    TROPHY ROOM
    170 W ONTARIO ST
    • LICENSE RE-INSPECTION
    Sep 26
    SOPHIES AT SAKS FIFTH AVENUE
    700 N MICHIGAN AVE
    • CANVASS
    Sep 26
    DUNKIN DONUTS
    117 S CLINTON ST
    • CANVASS
    Sep 26
    DUNKIN DONUTS
    500 W MADISON ST
    • CANVASS RE-INSPECTION
    Sep 26
    NOMI
    800 N MICHIGAN AVE
    • CANVASS
    Sep 25
    DUNKIN DONUTS
    500 W MADISON ST
    • CANVASS
    Sep 25
    JIMMY JOHNS
    200 E RANDOLPH ST
    • CANVASS
    Sep 24
    LOU MALNATIS PIZZERIA
    439 N WELLS ST
    • LICENSE
    Sep 23