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Community Alert: Sexual assault and armed robbery in the 14, 16 and 25 police Districts

Date: 
10/30/2014
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This crime has occurred in the 14th, 16th and 25th Chicago Police Districts. Females working as escorts are called and requested to meet at various addresses which are found to be vacant houses and apartments. The women are met by the offenders who are armed with a handgun. The offenders sexually assault and/or rob the women.  

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Missing Juvenile: Destiny Wilson

Date: 
10/26/2014
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Destiny Wilson, 15, is missing from the 2300 block of N. Ashland Ave. 

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Ward News

Elise Doody-Jones: Resigns from 1st Ward 1st and announces run in 32nd Ward Aldermanic race

Date: 
10/29/2014
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Elise Doody-Jones turned in her resignation as treasurer and facilitator of Proco "Joe" Moreno's 1st Ward 1st* on Oct. 18 and has just announced that she is collecting signatures to be on the aldermanic ballot in the 32nd Ward to run against Alderman Scott Waguespack.

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Vote

Early voting available through November 2: Election Day November 4

Date: 
10/28/2014
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Early Voting is available through Sun., Nov. 2, and regular polling places will be Nov. 4. Early voters have many choices at which to cast their votes. 

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Housing and Health News

New affordable housing for veterans coming to West Town

Date: 
10/28/2014
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State support for three new veteran rental housing developments to ensure that Illinois veterans have access to safe, quality and affordable housing was announced by Governor Quinn. One will be in West Town. 

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Two women awarded the new HOPE award from Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center

Date: 
10/24/2014
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Margaret Slowik and Janette Gilmartin were awarded the first-time HOPE (Honesty, Oneness, People and Excellence) awards by Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (PSMEMC) at a recent luncheon. The winners were nominated because they exemplify the values of the award through their daily work with patients, residents and colleagues. 

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Transportation

Expanded Blue Line service part of CTA 2015 proposed budget with no fare increase

Date: 
10/27/2014
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The Chicago Transit Authority's (CTA) $1.44 billion proposed budget includes expanded rail service due to increased ridership.

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School News

CPS selling headquarters and former Peabody School

Date: 
10/22/2014
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Chicago Public Schools (CPS) announced Wed., Oct. 22, that they are adding $28 million to their coffers from the sale of their downtown headquarters building, 125 S. Clark St and another $3.5+ million for the former Peabody School, 1444 W. Augusta. 

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Residential Orgs

BCO gives value-add to members and businesses

Date: 
10/28/2014
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The Goat Gets card is a way that the Bucktown Community Organization (BCO) came up with to give value-add to their membership. It's simple for the member and the businesses. 

News

Defective airbags in at least 4.7 million vehicles...at least 4 dead

Date: 
10/20/2014
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) put out a notice on Mon. Oct. 20, that 4.7 million vehicles have defective airbags.

They urge owners with identified auto models to take immediate action particularly if they are in the following areas: Florida, Puerto Rico, Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, Virgin Islands and Hawaii.

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Museums

Traditions of "hot" Ukrainian fashion of the late 1900s

Date: 
10/18/2014
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Regardless of the celebration, it was "hot" to have embroidered garments among contemporary Ukrainians in the mid 1970s to the mid 1990s in Chicago. The A Century of Embroidered Fashion exhibit at the Ukrainian National Museum, 2249 W. Superior St., includes many garments and photos of the times. 

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Arts

Follow the Blues from Mississippi to Chicago in Wicker Park's Jackson Junge Gallery

Date: 
10/19/2014
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Will Armstrong, artist and musician, takes you on his journey tracing the Blues. Beginning his chronicle in 1930s Clarkston, Mississippi, Up the Mississippi: A Journey of the Blues is in Jackson Junge Gallery, 1389 N. Milwaukee Ave. 

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Chicago Artists Month Crossing Borders includes many local venues

Date: 
10/12/2014
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In celebration of the creative pulse and impulse of the City, Chicago Artists Month (CAM), in its 19th year, runs for five weeks and includes 300+ event includes many events in Chicago's near northwest side.  The activities and events fall into Related:

Event News

Spooky Halloween times are starting Friday night in local parks

Date: 
10/24/2014
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Halloween festive activities start this weekend on Friday night, Oct. with spooky park events. 

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Boo-Palooza ramps up to beat all attendance and fun records in Wicker Park with performances and participation

Date: 
10/22/2014
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Wicker Park’s Boo-Palooza, with weather predicted to be outstanding, could break all attendance records on Sat., Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The entire park, 1425 N. Damen, will be filled with activity tables, parades, educational experiences and performances. 

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