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West Town SSA will meet opposition in Oct. 2 Chicago City Council hearing

Date: 
10/01/2014
NewWTSSA

After two years of renewed efforts for a 15-year reconstitution of the West Town SSA, West Town's application will be reviewed in City Council Chambers, 121 N. LaSalle St., 2nd Floor, Thurs., Oct. 2, at 10 a.m. According to some local SSA property owners, there will once again be opposition.  

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What is Chicago's Special Service Area (SSA) program?

Date: 
10/01/2014
SSAs

The Special Service Area (SSA) program overseen by the City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development was originally designed to be an economic development tool that established a taxing district within specific community boundaries. 

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Library News

Charade Madness "sounds like" fun funding for the West Town Branch Library

Date: 
09/22/2014
SoundsLike

West Town Literary Charades Madness "sounds like" a fun fund raiser for the West Town Library, Thurs., Sept. 25, at Roots Homemade Pizza, 1924 W. Chicago Ave. from 6 to 9 p.m.

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Events

Friday is last chance to participate or enjoy Wicker Mic 2014 in Wicker Park

Date: 
09/23/2014
JohnNate

Wicker Mic's last act on Fri., Sept. 26 will bring down the final  "curtain" of the 5th season in the middle of Wicker Park, 1425 N. Damen Ave., Performances begin at 6 p.m. and sign-up begins at 5:45 p.m. on the softball field near Schiller. The not to be missed closing artists will be The Astrohillbillies at 8 p.m. 

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Seasons

Tuesday first full day of the Autumnal Equinox 2014

Date: 
09/23/2014
Equinox

Here in the northern hemisphere, the equinox arrived at 9:29 p.m., Sept. 22, and is known as the autumnal equinox. In the southern hemisphere, it's known as the spring equinox.

Police News

Federal Judge sentences gang leader for drug-trafficking and responsible for '08 slaying of former Wicker Park resident and police officer

Date: 
09/18/2014
SotoRomberg

Former Wicker Park resident Kathryn Romberg, 45, a DCFS supervisor and part-time realtor, was murdered at about 1:30 a.m. on Aug. 13, 2008,

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Park News

Dreams come true for Holstein Park: $1.225 million from Illinois thanks to neighbors work and perseverance

Date: 
09/17/2014
WagQuinLuc

"Ecstatic" was the word of the day for Scott Waguespack, 32nd Ward Alderman; Illinois Governor Patrick Quinn; Holstein Park Supervisor Shannon English; and Bucktown residents Jean Alan, Lucy and Scott Jacobs

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Ward News

Stacey Pfingsten officially declares for 2nd Ward Alderman as residents begin to ask questions about election rules and dates

Date: 
09/16/2014
SPfingsten

After 2nd Ward Alderman Bob Fioretti's Saturday announcement to run for Chicago Mayor, his aide Stacey Pfingsten made her announcement to run for the 2nd Ward slot on Monday, Sept. 15. That takes the count of contenders to six, so far. 

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Business News

Cup & Spoon in the WOW: a Dream Plan come true for Rosie Quasarano

Date: 
09/19/2014
RosieQ

From the time she was a little girl growing up in Lansing, Michigan, Rosie Quasarano wanted to have her own business. Now she does. Her Dream Plan became Cup & Spoon and it is in DreamBox Gallery, 2415 W. North Ave., in the WOW District (West of Western). 

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Museums

Retrospective: Maria "Mika" Harasowska-Daczyszyn (1911 - 2000) -- inspirational artist and person at UNM

Date: 
09/22/2014
Mika

With wars part of Maria "Mika" Harasowska-Daczyszyn's life from her birth in Western Ukraine in 1911, her legacy is one of strength, vibrancy and an undying spirit.

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Arts

Tom Robinson's photo realistic portraitures are on both sides of WOW

Date: 
09/20/2014
TomSnowwhite

Tom Robinson, longtime North Avenue artist and teacher in the now WOW (West of Western) District, has his latest series of realistic portraits in his gallery at 2416 W.

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The Ukraine

Four myths: Russian government claims about the Ukraine and elsewhere

Date: 
09/22/2014
RussianSold

Since the start of the Kremlin’s campaign to take over Crimea in March, there have been false myths generated and broadcast by the Russian propaganda organization to give Putin the “license” to torment Ukraine and many other countries. 

Opportunities

It's the "F" Word: ARC Gallery is encouraging applicants

Date: 
09/10/2014
SuffarageGuard

Suffrage movement portrayed in the UK's "Gurardian"

UPDATE: Deadline extended to Sept. 27.

The "F" Word is as in Feminism Now which will be a new exhibit in the ARC Gallery, 2156 N. Damen Ave. in Bucktown from Nov. 26 thru Dec. 20. They are in search of applicants, regardless of gender, using any medium, in touch with past, present or future of feminism.

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