Easter Bunny, Railroad future meets local past, Gardening Tools, Making a Difference, School Closings, and More!

Railroads: Illinois' future and Wicker Park's history

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) named Illinois to lead the multi-state procurement of next-generation locomotives for high-speed rail, Governor Pat Quinn announced Thurs., Mar. 21. Future railroad success ties to Wicker Park's history.

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Easter Bunny, egg hunt and "Hop" movie in Wicker Park

There will be lots of hoppin' going on in Wicker Park, 1425 N. Damen, Sat., Mar. 30, starting at 10 a.m.

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Conserve your gardening energy...Sharpen your garden tools

Sharpened tools can make a difference in the effort needed to do your gardening. The Wicker Park Garden Club is offering two sessions of its Tool Sharpening Workshop, Sat., Mar. 30. The first session is at 10 a.m. and the second is at 1:30 p.m.

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Make a difference in at risk teens lives…volunteer

"Everyone has a gift," says Chelsea Armstrong, founder of Tabula Rasa, who is looking for volunteers. "We need people to share their gift with our teens."

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Donate to Intuit's Closet Clearance and you shall receive...

Those who donate items to Intuit's 4th Annual Closet Clearance Sale, 756 N. Milwaukee Ave., they will receive a free ticket to the VIP First Dibs event on Apr. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m.

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Chicago Public Schools closing nearly 25% of Fulton Network elementary schools

Chicago Public Schools announces closure of 54 elementary school programs, 11 co-locations and 2 turn-arounds effecting 30,000 students, which will close 61 buildings including nearly 25% of the Fulton Network. There is also the question whether the buildings being closed will end up as homes for new charter schools.

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Happy Water Day: A few conservation tips

As spring and summer get many into more activities that can engage more water usage, here are some ideas about how to make the most of water in your day-to-day life:

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