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"The Sandlot" beat out last year's Jurassic Park attendance in Wicker Park

Date: 
07/18/2014
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Last year's Jurassic Park movie in Wicker Park drew 3,000 people. Thursday night, July 17, Sandlot, blew that number out of the water by at least another 500. 

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Police News

Mark Pristop found dead in Michigan

Date: 
07/18/2014
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Mark Pristop, of Ukrainian Village, who was listed as missing by the Chicago Police Department, was found dead in Saugatuck, MI, according to reports. The cause of death is currently not known.

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Police Alert: Armed Robberies of taxi cab drivers in Pulaski Park

Date: 
07/17/2014
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The Chicago Police Department reports that there have been armed robberies of taxi cab drivers in the 14th (Shakespeare) District between 8 and 11 p.m. In these instances, a male black enters a taxi, displays a handgun, and announces a robbery. 

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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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Health/Fitness

Get free health checks and have fun Saturday morning at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center

Date: 
07/18/2014
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While the Family Health Fest includes free health screenings at Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (PSMEMC), Nazareth Family Center, 1127 N. Oakley Blvd. (east side of the bldg.) on Sat., July 19, from 9 a.m. to noon, there will also be fun events. 

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Transportation

Street and CTA closures, changes and expanded service

Date: 
07/17/2014
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Damen Ave. Closure
From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sat., July 19, the street will be closed between Churchill and Willow for work on the Bloomingdale Trail.

Traffic will be rerouted on Western Ave. between Armitage and North.

While vehicle traffic is not allowed on Damen, one sidewalk will remain open for pedestrians.

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CTA Board to vote on 4G wireless service in Chicago underground

Date: 
07/10/2014
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UPDATE: There is no public verification whether or not the 4G vote was taken on the 16th.

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Board votes on July 16 to award a contract to upgrade wireless infrastructure in subways, including the Blue Line, and underground facilities. It is expected that the project would begin as soon as November 2014. 

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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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Travel

TSA Tips: Carry-on travel tips

Date: 
07/18/2014
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Do you like chaos and hassle when traveling or do you do everything you can to manage stress and avoid aggravations when traveling? The Transportation Security Agency (TSA)has some tips about beauty and hygiene products, when traveling on airplanes. 

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Arts

Dada dominates Humboldt Park's Out of Line Gallery beginning Saturday

Date: 
07/11/2014
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Out of Line Gallery, 2812 W Chicago Ave., in Humboldt Park, will be dominated by a series of events starting Sat., July 28, at 7 p.m. with the opening of the exhibit Dada Turns the Tables: Art Show & Performance

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On Gardening

Garden musings: tomato tips and will the real tomato please stand up?

Date: 
07/09/2014
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If you have been to a farmers’ market recently and purchased some tomatoes, you know what a real tomato tastes like. With their greenhouses, hoop houses and other tricks local farmers have been harvesting tomatoes for weeks now.

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