Happy Fall, Charade Madness, Federal Justice, Holstein Park Dreams, 2nd Ward race, WOW Sup & Spoon, Art Retrospective, Tom Robinson, 4 Russian Myths

Tuesday first full day of the Autumnal Equinox 2014

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..

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Four myths: Russian government claims about the Ukraine and elsewhere

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..

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