Tresser & Joravsky dish on TIFs, Pulaski Principal, Happy Sushi Birthday, Wicker Park Dogs, Dan Blue's memorial and more

Tresser, Joravsky and Dye headline Tax Increment Financing meeting of 200 plus in Chopin Theatre

Ben Joravsky, Richard Dye and Tom Tresser, three of the most knowledgeable people about Tax Increment Financing (TIF) in Chicago, spoke before more than 200 people, Tue., Feb. 12,  on the main stage in the Chopin Theatre, 1406 W. Division, put on by The Tax Integrity and Fairness alliance (TIFa).

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Get your Illinois refund via debit card

New this year, anyone receiving a tax refund from the state of Illinois can opt to receive it via a debit card rather than a paper check. Restriction is that the taxpayer use the Department of Revenue's online WebFile site for filing.

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Brews helped support Wicker Park's Dog Park fundraiser

"Without dog parks in Chicago, people would have no place to allow their pet to exercise, play and socialize freely. Essentially, dog owners and their furry friends rely on and need these dog parks," says Adam Housley who chairs the Wicker Park Advisory Council's Dog Park Committee.

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Elevator reportedly trapped a rider on North Avenue in Wicker Park

The Chicago Fire Department was called to 1641 W. North Ave. in Wicker Park, Sat., Feb. 16, between 1:30 and 1:45 p.m. A person or persons unknown were trapped in the elevator.

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Dan Blue's memorial service set by family

Daniel Blue's family has finalized plans for a memorial service.

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Happy 2nd Valentine's Birthday to Kai Sushi in East Village

The unlikely pairing of Mongolian brothers and a Japanese sushi restaurant has turned out to be a successful match.

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Arlana Bedard heads up Pulaski School in Bucktown

With just about one month on the job, Arlana Bedard appears comfortable in her new role as Principal of  Pulaski International School of Chicago, 2230 W. McLean Ave. in Bucktown.

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