Mesple at Jackson Junge, CHA off track?, Pawn Shop?, Pulaski School wins, BCO kicks off 2013, Library News, Sotomayor and more!

Logan Square resident James Mesple's one-man-show opens in Wicker Park's Jackson Junge Gallery

James McNeill Mesplé's one-man-show of 33 pieces, ICONS, MYTHS & POEMS, opened Fri., Jan.

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City leaders need to step up and lead, CHA has its own agenda for Lathrop Homes

"The CHA (Chicago Housing Authority) has its own agenda [for Lathrop Homes] and they have a less than stiller bedside manner," said Jonathan Fine, Executive Director, Preservation Chicago,

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Bucktown's Pulaski School Library receives gifts

The library in Pulaski International School of Chicago,. 2230 W. McLean Ave., is the recipient of three gifts according to Annie Magness, the school's librarian.

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Martin Luther King Day and the Presidential Inauguration Day will occur on Monday

In observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, all Chicago Public Libraries will be closed Mon., Jan. 21. This includes the Harold Washington Library Center, Woodson Regional and Sulzer Regional Libraries.

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Teacher in the library program expands to all Chicago Public Library locations

While the Logan Square, WestTown and Bucktown/Wicker Park branch Chicago Public Libraries have been "Teacher in the Library" sites since they opened, all neighborhood branches will have a teacher, as announced by Mayor Emanuel and Library Commissioner Brian Bannon.

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor to speak at the Chicago Public Library

The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Sotomayor  will be at the Harold Washington Library Center,

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Bucktown Community Organization opens 2013 with a large crowd

Jammed with neighbors, Lottie's Pub basement, 1925 W. Cortland, was home to the Bucktown Community Organization's (BCO) first 2013 general membership meeting

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East Village's St. Boniface Church receives another reprieve

In an afternoon hearing, Wed., Jan. 16, St. Boniface Church, in East Village, received another reprieve.

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Votes for sale at Logan Square pawn shop meeting?

Rejected at a previous attempt to get an ok for locating AmeriPawn at 2435-39 N. Western Ave., Greg Engstrom of Valparaiso, IN, and Jeff Singer, a former Bucktown resident, and a cadre of other supporters once again presented their redevelopment vision to people in the Logan Square community.

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Don't throw them away..recycle the Amaryllis for next year!

Now that Christmas is over and the decorations are coming down, it is time to consider what to do with the amaryllis you purchased or received as a gift.

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