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ChillFest in Wicker Park and Bucktown kicks off holiday shopping with a local beat

Date: 
11/22/2017
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ChillFest's live music will help kickoff the 2017 holiday shopping season during Small Business Saturday in Wicker Park and Bucktown from 2 to 6 p.m., Nov. 25. 

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Resident News

Automatic Voter Registration law implementation moves forward

Date: 
11/22/2017
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Implementation of the new Automatic Voter Registration (AVR) law (Public Act 100-46), signed into law in August 2017, was center stage at the Illinois State Board of Elections' (SBE) Monday hearing.

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State Board of Elections' tie in withdrawing from Crosscheck database leaves voter registration data at risk

Date: 
11/21/2017
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The Illinois Board of Elections, tied in their Monday vote against a motion to withdraw from the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck database.

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Transportation

CTA to begin new schedule for Blue Line

Date: 
11/22/2017
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New schedules are to go into effect on various lines Sunday,

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Survive Thanksgiving Driving: Click It or Ticket

Date: 
11/21/2017
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Click It or Ticket is the motto to remember as you head out to drive in Illinois for the Thanksgiving holiday,

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Thanksgiving Warning

Beware the flaming turkey!

Date: 
11/20/2017
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More home cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving Day than any other day of the year according, to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

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Police News

Carjacking: Logan Square

Date: 
11/20/2017
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A couple sitting in a dark brown 2014 Buick Verano, at approximately 12:35 a.m. today,

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Alert: Armed Robberies and Vehicular Hijackings in the 12th and 14th Districts

Date: 
11/14/2017
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A string of armed robberies that often involved a car hijacking occurred Sunday and Monday in the 12th, 14th and 17th Districts. The Chicago Police Department is warning to be extra vigilant.

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Arts

Two successes one more to go: "In The 'Hood"

Date: 
11/18/2017
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The In The Hood's heavily attended opening in Jackson Junge Gallery, 1389 N. Milwaukee Ave., on Nov. 10 was followed on Sunday by a crowd at Rick Kogan's story telling session. This Sunday, Nov. 19, 2 to 4 p.m.

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Wheeling carjacker captured by Smith Park Advisory Council President: CPD Officer David Ramos

Date: 
11/15/2017
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Today started like any other for David Ramos, Smith Park Advisory Council President and 18th District Chicago Police Officer. But it became extra ordinary with the capture of Leon Spektor,

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Crime Stoppers hit the streets offering cash reward: Fatal June hit and run on Division

Date: 
11/15/2017
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Cook County Crime Stoppers are offering a cash reward for information about the June 18 fatal hit and run, of 23-year-old Eric Judge, in the 2000 block of W. Division.

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Business News

Shoe collecting enthusiasts: camped out two days on Milwaukee in Wicker Park

Date: 
11/14/2017
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As the Adidas Originals Chicago Flagship store opened its doors at 1532 N. Milwaukee Ave., in Wicker Park, Saturday morning, shoppers were lined up

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