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Reward and reprimand for Illinois' elected officials

Date: 
02/22/2017

The incentive to dig in one’s heels to appease or energize their respective bases is sadly more appealing for our state’s legislature and governor than productively governing. If only there were a worthwhile reward for working together, and a swift statutory purge of obstructionism.

Missing Persons

Missing Child: Ismerai Maisonet

Date: 
02/22/2017
IsmaeriMaisonet

Twelve-year-old  Ismerai Maisonet ran

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Missing Person: Natalia Posso

Date: 
02/22/2017
NataliaPosso

Natalia Posso, 24, is missing from the area of Dickens and Hamlin. Posso, Hispanic, has a learning disability.

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Theatre

Let the fog "By the Bog of Cats" envelope you at The Artistic Home theater

Date: 
02/19/2017
MusachioCollins

Enveloped in the fog on a desolate Irish bog with a haunting tune playing, the audience is immediately one with Irish playwright Marina Carr's By the Bog of Cats, playing in the intimate The Artistic Home storefront theater

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Political Commentary

Dear Mr. Trump: February 22, 2017

By: 
Marsha Ramps
Date: 
02/22/2017
TRooseveltNC

Re: Reflections on  President's Day:

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Dear Mr. Trump: February 15, 2017

By: 
Marsha Ramps
Date: 
02/15/2017
TrumpApprentice

Re: The revelation that not only Flynn but other aides had frequent pre-election contact with the Ruskies

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Police News

ALERT: Pattern of robberies in East Village and West Town neighborhoods

Date: 
02/21/2017
ChicagoPoliceBadge

Correction: Two robberies were closer to Illinois Medical District, south of West Town.

A pattern of robberies has caused the Chicago Police Department's 12th District to issue an alert. Victims are approached then forcibly robbed in East Village and West Town neighborhoods.

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Seven burglaries on four days west of Western

Date: 
02/17/2017
burglar

Seven burglaries on February 5, 6, 8 and 10 are reported west of Western between Chicago Ave. and Division St.

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Woman fought off car hijacker in Ukrainian Village

Date: 
02/17/2017
PolTape

Sitting in her car in the 2000 block of West Chicago Ave., a woman had her driver's door pulled opened at 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon. 

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Transportation

Blue Line service changes February 21 thru 24

Date: 
02/19/2017
BLUndrGrndPath

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) warns that there may be delays do to track maintenance on Tuesday and Thursday.

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Crime and Violence

What's needed for a safe community? More cops? More public officials doing more? More resident involvement?

Date: 
02/15/2017
EdKulbida

Before a crowd of more than 300 people, Commander Edward Kulbida, Chicago Police Department's (CPD)12th District, addressed specific crime issues head on and the community groups gave a list of what they will do at the West Town Community Public Safety meeting*

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Business Orgs

Three key recommendations part of updated SSA #33 Wicker Park Bucktown Master Plan

Date: 
02/13/2017
PossCrtlndAshlandUndrPs

The Wicker Park Bucktown Special Service Area (SSA) #33 Commission announced today that its updated five-year strategic Master Plan has three key recommendations. 

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Preservation

History, labor and/or race relations enthusiasts: give feedback on Pullman Factory project planning

Date: 
02/13/2017
PullmanMap

The National Park Service invites feedback on a newly released "Pullman Factory Site Conceptual Design Environmental Assessment." The public comment time

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News

"Our Urban Times" throws down the gauntlet to those who have viewpoints about the new pattern of governance

Date: 
02/09/2017
Dare

The chaos that seems to be on the move from Washington, D.C., down to the streets of Chicago has prompted Our Urban Times to provide an opportunity for people to express their opinions and views on line.

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Opportunities

Learn what the cops learn: Citizen Police Academy

Date: 
02/03/2017
SnglPO

A select group of people will have an opportunity to learn what Chicago cops learn during a 10-week Citizen Police Academy course from Apr. 11 through June 17. Classes are every Tuesday from 6 to 9:00 p.m. 

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