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BizSpot: A taste of the Sudan in Boystown

Photos by Alysse Dalesssandro/RedEye Yummy Me711 W. Belmont Avenue (773) 883-6034Hours: Weekdays 11:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. and weekends 3:30 p.m.- midnight Yummy Me has been serving up nontraditional flavor combos in the neighborhood for a little more than a month, particularly in cuisine that Manager Muzammil Elsheik calls “healthy and unique African, Sudanese and…

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Neighborhood Fail: Arrested man found with knife

The police get the report first; RedEye is not far behind. Man arrested found with knife Sept. 25, 3:12 a.m. Police reported the arrest of a 32-year-old male suspect after citizens told police a man was trying to stab another man near Aldine Avenue and Halsted Street. Upon searching the man, police found a 4-inch knife,…

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‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Debacle: Where We Are & Where We Go

In yet another disappointing blow to the LGBT community, its allies, and equality, the Republicans in the Senate (with the help of two Blue Dog Democrats) successfully filibustered and killed the Defense Authorization Bill which contained the legislative repeal of the discriminatory “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy that bans open services by gays and lesbians in the military. In laymen’s terms: for the first time in history, the Defense Authorization Bill was filibustered and killed all in the name of homophobia and outright bigotry against LGBT Americans.

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Trending Topic: Does Boystown want a gay mayor?

Photo by Nancy Stone/Chicago Tribune Since Mayor Richard M. Daley announced on September 7 that he would not seek re-election, speculation has abounded about who might replace him. Among the dozens of potential candidates was Ald. Tom Tunney, 44th Ward, who represents Boystown. Tunney told the Tribune on September 22 that the only signatures he’s…

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BizSpot: Where to ‘Glee’-k out in Boystown

Photo from Tribune archives With “Glee” set to return tonight on Fox, Boystown will join millions of others watching the return of the musical-themed hit T.V. show. Past episodes have paid homage to Boystown faves Madonna and Lady Gaga, and Britney Spears is set to make an appearance this upcoming season. But watching the hyped…

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Neighborhood fail: Bank robbery in Boystown

The police get the report first; RedEye is not far behind. Bank teller robbed Sept. 13, 2:41 p.m. A 38-year-old female bank teller was approached by a man who gave her note demanding money at North Community Bank located near Broadway and Belmont Avenue. After giving him an undisclosed amount of money, he demanded more,…

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Open House: $765K for trendy penthouse

*RedEye spotlights an open house in Boystown every Friday. Why we would live here: The delicious kitchen, chic fixtures and 11-foot-tall ceilings might make our friends jealous, but they’d likely wind up loving us again when we promised to throw parties on the deck every summer. SEE A PHOTO GALLERY AND READ MORE ABOUT THIS…

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