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Milwaukee Ave. developer setting new standards for cooperation with community

Date: 
07/31/2014
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LG Construction & Development, 2234 W. North Ave., is setting new standards for cooperation between developers and community organization, resulting in a better development for both. LG first met with the Wicker Park Committee's (WPC) Preservation and Development Committee (P&D) in November 2013 regarding 1237-53 N. Milwaukee Ave.

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Fashion

Lolita Fashion brings Victorian fashion and culture through Wicker Park again

Date: 
07/29/2014
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Appearing to have walked off the Wicker Park history book or the pages of a Victorian picture album, members of the Chicago Lolita Fashion group, Chigothloli*, strolled along the sidewalk in Wicker Park on Sat., July 26.

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News

Police officer shot in Bucktown one possible offender dead

Date: 
07/28/2014
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UPDATE:
(8:15 a.m.) The officer was returning home when he heard noises at a construction site. He went to investigate and confronted an offender.

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Police News

Results of Chicago Police Roadside Safety Check in 14th District

Date: 
07/31/2014
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Chicago Police Department just released the stats for the July 25 and 26 Roadside Safety Check in the 14th (Shakespeare) District.

“This program is conducted year round to ensure drivers are operating their vehicles safely,” said Superintendent, Garry F. McCarthy. “This is part of an ongoing strategy to keep the city streets safe for Chicago’s residents and commuters.”

The results were:

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Resident News

The 606 construction updates and warnings

Date: 
07/26/2014
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The 606 construction continues at a rapid pace despite the fact that it will not be opening this year. Below is the latest list of actions that may impact your travel or your property as well as other information.

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Event News

Critical Mass: a blur of cyclists encircled Wicker Park

Date: 
07/26/2014
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Critical Mass encircled Wicker Park on their end of July ride Friday evening, July 25, between 6:30 and 7 p.m.

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Museums

Malgorzata Kot named new director of the Polish Museum of America

Date: 
07/26/2014
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Taking effect on Sept.1, Malgorzata Kot will be the new Managing Director of the  Polish Museum of America (PMA), 958 N. Milwaukee Ave. Selected by the PMA Executive Committee and the Board of Directors from a field of many qualified candidates, Kot has served the PMA Head Librarian for 19 years. 

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Arts

Ramifications of actions and connectivity: "A Delicate Balance" at ARC

Date: 
07/25/2014
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Whether you have a leaning toward the teachings of Buddha, Isaac Newton or Albert Einstein, Carolyne King's A Delicate Balance exhibit at ARC Gallery, 2156 N. Damen Ave., in Bucktown, will have a connecting point for you. 

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Artist Calls

Art for Heart artist call requirement: Polish or Polish Decent

Date: 
07/24/2014
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Art for Heart, art fundraiser celebrating Polish and Polish-American artists, will be an opportunity for artists of Polish decent to exhibit in a week long exhibit from Oct. 4 through 11 at the Polish Museum of America, 984 N. Milwaukee Ave. 

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Health/Fitness

Free yoga in Wicker Park thanks to Ali Alley and lululemon athletica

Date: 
07/26/2014
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Two years ago Ali Alley, of lululemon athletica, 1627 N Damen Ave.,  connected with Doug Wood at the Wicker Park Advisory Council saying, "I want to do a free outdoor yoga class in the Park once a month." 

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Fight for culture

Ukrainian National Museum fights to get books back in Ukrainian libraries

Date: 
07/19/2014
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The Ukrainian National Museum (UNM), 2249 W. Superior St., needs help in their peaceful war to get Ukrainian books back in Ukrainian libraries in Kharkiv, Ukraine. 

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Events

Sunday events include Farmer's Markets in Wicker Park and Logan Square and Wicker Park Fest

Date: 
07/26/2014
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NOTE: Remember that work on the New Blue Project and the Wicker Park Fest have impacted travel in the area

Popular events on Sunday, July 26, begin with Wicker Park's Farmer's Market opening at 8 a.m. and goes until 2 p.m., along Damen Ave. between Wicker Park Ave. and Schiller. 

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Health News

Area residents receive $26.1 million in benefits from Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center

Date: 
07/19/2014
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Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (PSMEMC) contributed more than $26.1 million in community benefits to residents of the West Town, Belmont Cragin, Hermosa, Logan Square and Humboldt Park neighborhoods of Chicago, including outreach efforts that helped 90,669 people in 2013. 

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Transportation

Blue Line trains and bus service changes for weekend

Date: 
07/25/2014
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For using CTA this weekend attending the Wicker Park Fest, the CTA recommends that they load transit value or unlimited-ride passes to their Ventra fare cards at rail stations, online or at more than 1,300 local retailers ahead of time or purchase a 1-day unlimited ride Ventra ticket to decrease travel times and avoid having to wait in long lines for the return trip. 

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