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All in Wicker Park starting Thursday: Movie, open mic and theatre

Date: 
08/27/2015
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Four major free events will be featured in Wicker Park this week starting the evening of Thursday, August 27. There will be a Movie in the Park, Wicker Mic, the Farmers Market and a play. All events are done in partnership with the Wicker Park Advisory Council and the Chicago Park District.

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Police Alert

Four teens were in court for theft and beating at Wicker Park gas station

Date: 
08/27/2015
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The four young men who were charged with Armed Robbery and Aggravated Battery - other dangerous weapon, regarding an incident at the Gomez's Shell Station at Division and Damen in Wicker Park on Aug 18, had a preliminary hearing in the court room of Judge Ann O'Donnell, Circuit Co

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14th District Alert: Strong Arm Robberies in Logan Square

Date: 
08/22/2015
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The 14th Chicago Police District warns that there are strong armed robberies in which a group of offenders attempt to rob their victims in Logan Square.

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Transportation

CTA Blue Line service changes

Date: 
08/29/2015
BlueLineTrainMaintenance in the Dearborn Subway will cause possible delays for Blue Line riders between Aug. 31 and Sept. 3. Allow for extra travel time.
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Health

Presence Health has new leader as of October 1: Michael Englehart

Date: 
08/28/2015
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Michael Englehart will be taking over as the new President and CEO of Presence Health, as Sandra Bruce, who was at the helm of the merging of Resurrection Health Care and Presence Health, retires.

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Norwegian American Hospital awarded primary stroke certification

Date: 
08/20/2015
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Norwegian American Hospital (NAH) was recently awarded a Primary Stroke Certification by Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP).

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Parks

The 606 Ambassadors: More eyes on the Trail

Date: 
08/27/2015
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Dressed in The 606 logoed T-shirt and cap and armed with a walkie talkie, 16 youths, hired as Ambassadors by the Youth Service Project (YSP), 3944 W North Ave #2, in partnership with the Trust for Public Lands (TPL), are walking in shifts, back and forth, on the Bloomingdale Trail. 

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Agreement in final stages for Wicker-ICE community ice rink...now to the funding and volunteers

Date: 
08/13/2015
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What started at the beginning of the year with a couple of people in Wicker Park wanting to enjoy a community ice rink has snowballed into a full-fledged possibility because of the work and persistence of several people, the co-operation of the Chicago Park District and 1st Ward Alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno.

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Development

Spot zoning in the 1st Ward Milwaukee Ave. Historic District: Approved by Moreno over WPC objections

Date: 
08/22/2015
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In the Milwaukee Avenue Historic Landmark District, a request for a spot zoning upgrade for 1551 N. Milwaukee Ave. was given by 1st Ward Alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno over strong objections from the Wicker Park Committee (WPC), the residential community group. 

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