WPAC frustrations and your Park usage, Channel your community spirit, Reading Fun, Burglaries, Missing Person, Ethnic Traditions, Safe Cycling and lots more!

Wicker Park Advisory Council's frustrations could effect your park experience and usage

The Wicker Park Advisory Council (WPAC) members addressed three major issues at their April meeting on Apr. 2 in the Wicker Park Field House, 1425 N. Damen Ave. Frustration was palpable in conversations. One long-time member left the meeting after only half-an-hour.

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Community Alert: Criminal Sexual Assault in the 14th Police District

A female juvenile victim was walking on the 1600 block of N. Hermitage at 9:15 p.m. on Apr. 2. An unknown black offender forced her into the backseat of his vehicle and sexually assaulted her.

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Crime Alert: 12th District Burglaries

During March and April, there has been an increase in burglaries in the 12th District. Unknown offender(s) entered locations through a door or window and removed property during various hours of the day.

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Endangered Missing Person

Jose Arevalo, who suffers from dementia wandered away from his residence on the 1600 block of W. Ontario.

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Connect to your community spirit: Mulch Day in Wicker Park and Wicker Park Choral Singers Fund Raiser

Morning and evening events on Saturday, April 6, will give you opportunities to connect with your community spirit. In the morning is the Big Mulch Day and Dog Park Cleanup in Wicker Park starting at l9 a.m. and going until noon.

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Chicago Public Library is part of national El dia de los niños/El dia de los libros

Latino heritage and culture is the focus of El dia de los niños/El dia de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), being celebrated by two lively and engaging family book discussions.

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IDOT Motorcycle safety campaign encourages proper gear and warns against drunk driving

"Gear Up - Ride Smart" is the Illinois Department of Transportation's (IDOT) motorcycle safety campaign. Partnering with Illinois State Police (ISP), Gold Wing Road Riders Association (GWRRA) and A Brotherhood Aimed Towards Education (ABATE),

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Palm Weaving and Pisanki or Pysanka: Keeping traditions alive…eggsactly!

In America, decorating eggs for the Easter season is easy. Just buy a PAAS or McCormick egg dye kit! Maybe not,

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ResU's ribbon cutting in Wicker Park makes their new home official

Though the new home of Resurrection University has been open and functioning for 480 students in this new year, it was all made "official" at the ribbon cutting ceremony on the 6th floor of St.

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Logan Square's Katherine Duncan… a Zagat "30 under 30"

Katherine Duncan, founder and confectionista, Katherine Anne Confections, 2745 W Armitage Ave., is one of Zagat's "30 under 30."

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Federal Pell Grants still available for Illinois college students for 2013-2014 year

Though Illinois' Monetary Award Program (MAP) monies are projected to be exhausted, Illinois college students who are MAP-eligible are likely to qualify for a Federal Pell Grant, according to Illinois Student Assistance Commission's (ISAC) Executive Director Eric Zarnikow.

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CPS is searching for Safe Passage partners

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is searching for partners to expand the Safe Passage program for fall 2013. They have issued a Request for Proposals (RFP).

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