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Lerner asks close to $1.8 million for historic 2119 W. LeMoyne in Wicker Park

Date: 
08/19/2014
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At the July 9 meeting of the Chicago Landmark's Permit Review Committee (PRC), Michael Lerner's MCZ Development company, under the name of Lemoyne Acquisitions, lost their second attempt to get approval to build a two-and-a-half story building on an historic Side Yard at 2117 W. LeMoyne, next to a 1897 building at 2119 W. LeMoyne. On Aug.

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Police News

Cell phone theft in Bucktown, offenders apprehended and charged

Date: 
08/20/2014
KWare

A 31 year-old male was walking on the 2000 of W. Churchill, Tues., Aug. 19, at 9:05 p.m. when he was approached by three black males who announced a robbery.

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Man attacked near Hoyne and Armitage in Bucktown

Date: 
08/19/2014
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A man, 45, was walking along the 2000 block of W. Hoyne Ave., near Armitage Ave., in Bucktown, when he was attacked at 10:45 p.m. Mon., Aug. 18.

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Erick Bustos charged in West Town shooting

Date: 
08/18/2014
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Erick Bustos, 21, is charged with one felony count of Aggravated Battery/Great Bodily Harm for the Aug. 16 shooting of a 32-year-old man in West Town.

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Events

Chicago Fashion Fest and Chicago's Orleans Fest moved between Damen and Leavitt for Aug.23 and 24

Date: 
08/20/2014
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Last minute location changes for the Chicago Fashion Fest and Chicago's New Orleans Festival were confirmed by Michelle Gomez, Fashion Fest's creator, Tues., Aug. 19. They will be between Damen Ave. and Leavitt St. for the Aug. 23 and 24 events, which begin at noon and end at 10 p.m. each day.

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Renegade Craft Fair will remain on Division September 6 and 7

Date: 
08/15/2014
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Renegade Craft Fair to be back on Division St. on Sept 6 and 7, according to notification late Fri., Aug. 15.

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Opportunities

Looking for a holiday season job? US Postal Service has openings

Date: 
08/20/2014
USPS

Two job types are available with the United States Postal Service (USPS) for the holiday season. All must be applied for now.

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Help put more Boo in Boo-Palooza asks 2014 Team

Date: 
08/19/2014
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The 2014 Boo-Palooza Team of the Wicker Park Advisory Council, Wicker Park Garden Club, Urban Encounter and Mosaic church are inviting others to participate as a sponsor, group wanting an activity table, volunteer and/or donor of food for the 300+ volunteers. This year's event is Sat., Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Wicker Park, 1425 N. Damen Ave.

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Street Challenges

Epidemic of mindless driving 3,000 pound bombs on Rockwell addressed by Logan Square residents in Moreno's office

Date: 
08/15/2014
KWeaver

The death of Logan Square's Jose Media and safety of children going to and from Goethe School, 2236 North Rockwell St., prompted a meeting on Thurs., Aug. 14, at 1st Ward Alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno's office regarding traffic on Rockwell St.

Cops challenge Fire Fighters

Ice-bucket Challenge: Chicago Police 14th District and Chicago Fire Engine 43 meet the challenges for charity

Date: 
08/15/2014
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In a 24-hour ice-bucket challenge, on behalf of the ALS Association, from the New York Police Department's 109th Precinct in Flushing, NY, Chicago Police Department's (CPD) 14th District (Shakespeare Station), 2150 N. California, met the challenge and in turn challenged their neighbors at Chicago Fire Department (CFD) Station 43, 2179 N Stave St., Engine #43.

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Prediction: Another worldly experience at Harmony House Sunday

Date: 
08/16/2014
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"Gaze into my eyes…breathe deeply….hold it…exhale and remember to go to Harmony House, 2914 N. Elston, for a reading on Sun., Aug. 17, from 1 to 4 p.m.," said Swami Casimir. There will be readings and lots of things to buy at the Cat Psychic Fair. 

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Sports

Bucktown 5k Race has a new partner

Date: 
08/14/2014
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RAM Racing's 2014 Bucktown 5K Race has a new partner this year. It is the Bucktown Community Organization (BCO). 

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Around and About

Stress relief is healthy…laughter is an option: Robin Williams and Carol Burnett

Date: 
08/14/2014
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"One of the best things I can do for myself to relieve stress is to laugh. The benefits of laughing have been widely documented to support good health," were the opening sentences in an email today. 

Transportation

Blue Line Damen and California stations to close temporarily this fall as part of Your New Blue project

Date: 
08/11/2014
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Part of the Chicago Transit Authority's (CTA) Your New Blue  improvement project, the California station will close for 6 weeks starting Sept 4 and the Damen station will close for 9 weeks, starting Oct. 20 and cutting into the holiday shopping season.

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New "sign and Drive" law ends the posting of driver's license

Date: 
08/10/2014
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A new law to end the practice of posting a valid driver‘s license as security for traffic citations in Illinois was signed by Governor Pat Quinn on Saturday.

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Resident News

Cleaning out your basement, storage locker, garage or attic…dispose wisely…it matters!

Date: 
08/13/2014
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Are you in clean-out mode in your basement, storage locker, garage,  attic or may be a kitchen cabinet or closet?

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Arts

All That We See or Seem…fun at Vertical Gallery

Date: 
08/07/2014
TheCaptain

All That We See or Seem... is the latest exhibition at Vertical Gallery, 1016 N. Western Ave., in Ukrainian Village.

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