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Spooky Halloween times are starting Friday night in local parks

Date: 
10/24/2014
SmithSpook

Halloween festive activities start this weekend on Friday night, Oct. with spooky park events. 

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Boo-Palooza ramps up to beat all attendance and fun records in Wicker Park with performances and participation

Date: 
10/22/2014
BrideZombie

Wicker Park’s Boo-Palooza, with weather predicted to be outstanding, could break all attendance records on Sat., Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The entire park, 1425 N. Damen, will be filled with activity tables, parades, educational experiences and performances. 

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School News

CPS selling headquarters and former Peabody School

Date: 
10/22/2014
Peabody

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) announced Wed., Oct. 22, that they are adding $28 million to their coffers from the sale of their downtown headquarters building, 125 S. Clark St and another $3.5+ million for the former Peabody School, 1444 W. Augusta. 

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Police News

Commander Staples, 12th District, gives update on Wood Street Station and crime

Date: 
10/22/2014
CmdrStaples

Commander Melissa Staples, 12th District, 1412 S. Blue Island, who took command of the new 12th District reigns in December 2012 talks about both the old 13th District Police Station, 937 N. Wood St., and crime stats.

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News

Defective airbags in at least 4.7 million vehicles...at least 4 dead

Date: 
10/20/2014
AirbagCasualtyCBS

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) put out a notice on Mon. Oct. 20, that 4.7 million vehicles have defective airbags.

They urge owners with identified auto models to take immediate action particularly if they are in the following areas: Florida, Puerto Rico, Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, Virgin Islands and Hawaii.

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Transportation

Blue Line California Station opens and Damen Station closes

Date: 
10/17/2014
CalifStaOpening

As part of the Your New Blue project the California Blue Line Station re-opened on Thurs., Oct. 16, to the delight of riders going to and coming from that station.

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Two of 10 most dangerous Chicago intersections on near northwest side: What do you think?

Date: 
10/15/2014
Milwaukee/North/DamenACMiller

First on the Active Transportation Alliance (ATA) 10 top most dangerous pedestrian intersections list in the Chicago region is Milwaukee, North and Damen and the tenth is Elston, Western and Diversey. This announcement on Tuesday came the same day as a report from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) about driving trends.

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Museums

Traditions of "hot" Ukrainian fashion of the late 1900s

Date: 
10/18/2014
WeddingGwn

Regardless of the celebration, it was "hot" to have embroidered garments among contemporary Ukrainians in the mid 1970s to the mid 1990s in Chicago. The A Century of Embroidered Fashion exhibit at the Ukrainian National Museum, 2249 W. Superior St., includes many garments and photos of the times. 

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Arts

Follow the Blues from Mississippi to Chicago in Wicker Park's Jackson Junge Gallery

Date: 
10/19/2014
MemphisInTheMeantime

Will Armstrong, artist and musician, takes you on his journey tracing the Blues. Beginning his chronicle in 1930s Clarkston, Mississippi, Up the Mississippi: A Journey of the Blues is in Jackson Junge Gallery, 1389 N. Milwaukee Ave. 

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Chicago Artists Month Crossing Borders includes many local venues

Date: 
10/12/2014
ChiArtMo

In celebration of the creative pulse and impulse of the City, Chicago Artists Month (CAM), in its 19th year, runs for five weeks and includes 300+ event includes many events in Chicago's near northwest side.  The activities and events fall into Related:

Events

Ukrainian Village part of Chicago Architecture Foundation's Open House Chicago 2014

Date: 
10/16/2014
Saints VolodymyrOlha

Ukrainian Village is home to 6 of the 170 great places and spaces on the Chicago Architecture Foundation's 5th annual Open House Chicago (OHC) event Oct. 18 and 19 throughout Chicago. 

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Health/Fitness

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Free education opportunity at Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center

Date: 
10/12/2014
PnkRibbon

As part of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (PSMEMC) is hosting a community event Standard Bar and Grill, 1332 N. Milwaukee, Oct. 23, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. titled “What’s Best for the Breasts.” 

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