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Santa and his Elves will ride the Blue Line this week

Date: 
12/06/2016
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Twenty-five years ago the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) took an old, out-of-service train, put a sign on its front reading "Season's Greetings from the CTA" and delivered food to charitable organizations. Today's trains are dazzling experiences that will ride the Blue Line rails

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CTA Blue Line changes through December 8

Date: 
12/03/2016
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Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) adds maintenance dates for the Blue Line through December 8.

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CTA Blue Line changes through December 5

Date: 
12/02/2016
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Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) warns of service changes on the Blue Line for maintenance purposes through December 5.

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Events

Chicagoland Toys for Tots: Western Avenue rolling closures on Sunday

Date: 
12/02/2016
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The 39th Annual Chicagoland Toys for Tots drive in Chicago will step off from 83rd and Western Ave. at 9:30 a.m. on Sun., Dec. 4, in multiple groups (tiers) with 15 minutes between each,

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Stroll through Bucktown shops for fun and special treats Saturday

Date: 
12/01/2016
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Holiday cookies, Christmas Carolers and fun activities for kids and adults are all part of the Bucktown Holiday Stroll on Damen and Armitage on Sat., Dec. 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. 

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Police News

Be the change…be a Chicago Police Officer: CPD is in full court press

Date: 
12/01/2016
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The Chicago Police Department (CPD) is in full court press recruitment mode for new Chicago Police Officers to fill spots and add to the force.

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Bars/Clubs/Restaurants

Moreno and Grandbar come to agreement

Date: 
11/28/2016
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In the final hours of business on Monday, Nov. 28, Alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno, 1st Ward, and Gene Stokes, GrandBar, formerly Betty's Blue Star Lounge, 1600 W. Grand Ave., reached an agreement regarding the bar's operations. 

Shopping News

Chicago Avenue pop up: A merge of 3 women, 2 businesses, minimalist boho, modern vintage and modern

Date: 
11/30/2016
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One of Chicago Avenue's newest pop-ups is a merger of two interior design businesses that compliment and blend minimalist boho and vintage modern with modern concepts and items for the tiniest apartments to the largest homes as well as commercial spaces. 

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Streets and Sans News

Chicago's two winter street parking rules go into effect December 1

Date: 
11/30/2016
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Chicago's parking restrictions begin at the stroke of 3 a.m., Thurs., Dec. 1, and ends on Apr. 1, 2015. 

Around and About

CTA Christmas bus runs on the #56 Milwaukee route Tuesday and Wednesday

Date: 
11/29/2016
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Ralphie the Reindeer, wrapped around the 60-foot CTA #56 Milwaukee bus will be heading north from the Jefferson/Lake stop at approximately 12:15 p.m., Tues., Nov. 29. On Wed.,

Donor Opportunities

Toy and Food Drives at the 14th District Police Station need help

Date: 
11/29/2016
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Further proving that the motto "Serve and Protect" goes beyond law, order and crime in Chicago's 14th District, officers have opened their 2016 Toy Drive and continue their Food Drive 14th District (Shakespeare Station), 2150 N. California. 

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Health

‘NOBODY QUITS LIKE CHICAGOLAND’ returns this week

Date: 
11/14/2016
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To participate in reducing the annual 480,000 death rate in the U.S. caused by cigarettes, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and nearly 30 advocacy organizations across the city and suburbs today announced the third annual ‘Nobody Quits Like Chicagoland’ Smoking Cessation Awareness Week. 

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