1st & 26th Ward Alderman challenged, Elected School Board blocked, CTA & Street closures, Reconfigure neighborhood gateways, Pub Crawl,Mayoral landscape, Circus, Dog park, Chicago Artists Month

Aldermanic incumbents 1st Ward Moreno and 26th Ward Maldonado to face new opponents

Proco "Joe" Moreno, 1st Ward Alderman, is about to have a third opponent circulating petitions to get on the February ballot. And, 26th Ward Alderman Roberto Maldonado's chair at City Council is being targeted too..

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Chicago voters once again deprived of vote for elected school board...but is it over?

Following prescribed procedures, the Progressive Reform Caucus (PRC) attempted once again to get a vote for an elected school board as a referendum on the Feb. 24, 2015, ballots. But "political shenanigans," as 45th Ward Alderman John Arena put it, kept it off the ballot. But is it over?.

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CTA Damen station to close soon -- Rolling closures for The 606 viaducts

While summer has ended, closures have not. The CTA California station is scheduled to open on Oct. 17 and the Damen station is to close on Oct. 20..

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What do you think?: Reconfiguring gateways to Wicker Park, East Village, Pulaski Park and Noble Square -- The Polish Triangle

Work by the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) on the Polish Triangle, bordered by Milwaukee, Division and Ashland, is in the planning stages and the Polish Triangle Coalition (PTC) is soliciting community input about the revitalization of this gateway to four of Chicago's historic yet vibrant neighborhoods..

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Christmas Pub Crawl gets vetting at Wicker Park and East Village meetings

UPDATE: CCC was on the Ukrainian Village Neighborhood Assn. (UVNA) agenda Thurs.

Loren said that the venue count is up to 13 and any donations to a local school will be through I Am 4 Kids.

Vote: membership: 10 in favor and 6 opposed; community members: 5 in favor and 2 opposed.

With visions of turkey baster wielding drunken pub revelers crawling and dancing in their heads, local residents attended the Wicker Park Committee (WPC) and/or the East Village Association (EVA) October meetings during this last week..

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Chicago Mayoral race landscape may change: Lewis in hospital

Update: CTU Vice President Jesse Sharkey announced on Thurs. that he would be assuming the duties of Lewis, who has a "serious illness."
Lewis underwent surgery on Wednesday.

While the three known candidates for Chicago's 5th floor City Hall Mayor's office are its current occupant, Rahm Emanuel; 2nd Ward Alderman Bob Fioretti; and Amara Enyia, many are expecting Chicago Teacher's Union (CTU) President Karen Lewis to increase the count by one. Today, Oct. 6, it was announced that Lewis is in a local hospital being evaluated..

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Midnight Circus had successful debut in Smith Park September 27 and 28

Smith Park, in the West Town/Ukrainian Community, hosted the Midnight Circus For the first time the weekend of Sept. 27 and 28.

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Not rain nor cold kept this group from cleaning up Logan Square Dog Park

Close to a dozen volunteers showed up on a cold and rainy Saturday to clean up the Logan Square Dog Park, between Western Ave. and Logan Blvd..

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Chicago Artists Month Crossing Borders includes many local venues

In celebration of the creative pulse and impulse of the City, Chicago Artists Month (CAM), in its 19th year, runs for five weeks and includes 300+ event includes many events in Chicago's near northwest side. The activities and events fall into .

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Lidia Rozmus' "One Brush Stroke": Haiga and Sumi-e in the WOW District

Lidia Rozmus' work in Cup & Spoon, 2415 W. North Ave. in the WOW District (West of Western), provides an opportunity to quietly reflect while viewing her show One Brush Stroke..

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