Film crews bring $$$, School Closure Fight Continues, Kite Trophy Winner, Poppies in Glass, Tomatoes in Pots, Park Egg Scramble and lots more!

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Film crews in area bring in big $$$ locally and in Illinois

Illinois' film industry generated a record $184 million in spending in 2012, resulting in more than 2,200 full-time equivalent jobs, announced Governor Patrick Quinn, Fri., Apr. 12, on a Chicago set for a science fiction movie Divergent.

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Remington Wozniak's kite takes 1st place in Colorado

Former Wicker Park resident Remington Wozniak won first place for the largest kite in the 10 and younger group at the 11th Annual Arvada (Colorado) Kite Festival, Sat. Apr. 13, Robby Ferrufino Park, in front of a crowd of 6,000.

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Critical mass walk swarms through Wicker Park residential streets

"What is going on? There are hundreds of people all over the street and sidewalks," queried a familiar voice on my phone last Sunday morning.

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Mass egg scramble in Wicker Park

While Wicker Park Supervisor Juan "Dan" Puente expected around 60 egg hunters prior to Easter as they greeted the Easter Bunny, he got hundreds along with their parents.

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How to grow tomatoes

One of the most popular vegetables to grow is the tomato.

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Two Ukrainian artists -- one from the east the other the west

The Artwork of Oleksiy Kovalenko & Nataliya Gucheniais a contrast of color and media. The two artists, one from eastern the other from western Ukrainian, have a combined show

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Damen, Elston Fullerton intersection improvement project inches forward again

An ordinance was introduced to City Council on Wed., Apr. 10, for the Mayor to purchase the land at Damen, Fullerton and Elston Avenues needed to make the new interchange possible.

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Double educational standards: CPS and Mayor Emanuel vs Chicago Residents (taxpayers...voters)

Statements and actions of Chief Operating Officer for Chicago Public Schools Tim Cawley, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and some aldermen give the impression that there are double standards for educating Chicago's children. A CPS occupational therapist asks, "Who is going to do the right thing?"

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Two accused teens scheduled for 4th court appearance in felony robbery in Wicker Park

Teen-aged Michael Jones and Albert Hill were both captured by 14th District Police Officers shortly after a 26-year-old man was accosted and robbed of his i-phone and

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Mummy Bandit strikes again, this time at a TFC Bank

Mummy Bandit switched from targeting North Community Banks to hitting a TCF Bank on Apr. 7. at 4250 N. Lincoln Ave.

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