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Eavesdropping on three artistic icons: Art Shay, Tony Fitzpatrick and Rick Kogan

Date: 
03/01/2015
LivelyConversation

Listening to Art Shay, Tony Fitzpatrick and Rick Kogan on stage in conversation was like eavesdropping on a private conversation of old friends talking about other friends and acquaintances like Nelson Algren, Simone de Beauvoir and, of course, Florence Shay.

Events

Pulaski Day includes closings on Monday

Date: 
03/01/2015
Pulaski

Pulaski Day on Mon., Mar. 2, will have Chicago Public Schools and Libraries closed. But mail will be delivered and most banks will be open. Remember to pay those parking meters. 

It is a day for officials from all levels of Illinois to be at the Polish Museum of America on Monday morning to honor the American Revolutionary War hero Casimir Pulaski. 

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Movement and Motivation

Gluten: What's it all about?

Date: 
02/20/2015
GlutenFree

Gluten is merely a component of grains and cereals most commonly found in wheat, rye and barley. 

CAPS

Great opportunity for teens and adults at the Chicago Police Department's 12th District on Saturday

Date: 
02/25/2015
Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy

Teenagers and adults are invited to an Open House Sat., Feb. 28, at the Chicago Police Department's 12th District, 1412 S. Blue Island, Community Room, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. The event is for the Police Explorer and Peer Jury programs. All teens can receive Community Service Hour credit for participating in these programs.

To NOT VOTE is to VOTE YES!

Date: 
02/23/2015
StarStripes

"I am so disgusted, I am not going to vote." "I am sick of all the literature, I'm not going to vote." "They are all idiots, I am not going to vote."

Campaign Trail

Two Moreno supporters say enough and another is in jail

Date: 
02/24/2015
JMoreno

This week is not going well for 1st Alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno. Two long time supporters, one from East Village and the other from Logan Square are publicly saying "We've had enough," while one of his 1st Ward First supporters/workers is sitting in jail charged with financial exploitation of the elderly and aggravated identity theft. 

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Final 26th Ward Aldermanic Forum and afterward for West Town and Humboldt Park

Date: 
02/23/2015
coronairizarry

All three candidates in the 26th Ward Aldermanic race were present at a West Town Forum in Euro Furniture, 2145 W. Grand Ave, on Tues., Feb. 17. The event was hosted by the

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Residential Orgs

Core group gives residents a new community voice in West Town

Date: 
02/21/2015
EKuhn

Determined to have a community voice, a group of residents, between Chicago and Grand Avenues from Damen to Western Avenues, are not only about to become an official community organization but have given neighbors a chance to meet candidates for the 26th Aldermanic Ward. 

The ways of the wise

Political lesson: Cooperation and respect can build strong caring neighborhoods

Date: 
02/19/2015
LBTCrp

While Chicago police officers and other officers around the world have seen a lot of horrendous sights and experienced a lot of acrimony among neighborhood residents, few have faced what Atlanta, Georgia, officers found in a raid at a drug baron's home in 2001. 

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Parks

Wicker Park doggies will have more resources thanks to big hearted thirsty supporters

Date: 
02/16/2015
AgainstWall

The annual Wicker Dog Park (WDP) fundraiser at the Twisted Spoke, 501 N. Ogden, was a hot place to be on Valentine's night despite the frigid temperature outdoors. The evening was filled with conversation, drinking, bidding on silent auction items and participating in the big 50/50 raffle. 

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Garden Designing

Thinking plants and gardens, 34 students focus on color, shape and texture

Date: 
02/16/2015
KKeleman

There is a bumper crop of talented engaged students in the 9th Annual Home Landscape Design Workshop, according to Doug Wood, the organiz

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