Kevin Pierce dies, Experience a Time Machine, Sheriff wants in 13th District Police Station soon, Four area CPS schools will probably close, Suicide on North Ave. and more!

Kevin Pierce, architect, sustainability pioneer and Wicker Park resident loses war with cancer

Ahead of the curve on green architecture and sustainable development, architect Kevin Kurtz Pierce, 55, longtime Wicker Park resident, lost his battle with brain cancer (glioblastoma multiforme) on May 2. 

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Take time with Wicker Park's Pritzker parents: 5th annual gala merges music, art and more

Time…the elusive treasure everyone wants more of will be harnessed during Time Machine 2013 in the Ignite Glass Studio, 401 N. Armour St., Fri., May 10, from 7 to 11 p.m.

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Call for entries: "Tuesdays at the Triangle"

Tuesdays at the Triangle is a new event produced by the Polish Triangle Coalition (PTC) for Tuesday evenings from June thru September in the Polish Triangle at Milwaukee, Division and Ashland Avenues between 6 and 8 p.m. Groups and individuals are invited to sign-up to perform. 

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Cook County Sheriff personnel anxious to call former 13th District Police Station home

"We have never had all our divisions in the same location since we were created," said Edward M. Burke, Jr., Cook County Assistant Chief Deputy Sheriff, at the East Village Association's (EVA) May 6 meeting in Happy Village, 1059 N.Wolcott St.

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CPS school closing hearing officers oppose closing 14 schools: East Village and Humboldt Park schools NOT included

Hearing officers oppose closing 14 Chicago Public Schools (CPS) for reasons of safety and failure to show students would be going to a better school, according to the release of documents just before midnight Mon., May 6,

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Reminder: No Wicker Park Garden Club Plant Sale this year but other sources

With plans for a Wicker Park Garden Club Plant Sale in spring 2014 on the books, there will NOT be a spring sale in 2013. But. it is time to get your design thinking-caps on and your garden tools ready for 2013 gardening of blooms and edibles. 

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Asian Carp getting more attention in our waterways

For all those interested to concerns for our water ways, the 2013 Asian Carp Monitoring and Response Plan (MRP) was released on Thurs., May 9. It outlined a revised and aggressive set of actions to track and remove Asian carp in the Upper Illinois River and the Chicago Area Waterway System (CAWS).

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Body pulled from Chicago River basin at North Avenue

A passerby, having seen what appeared to be a male standing on the North Ave.

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Artur Popek's demonstrates many examples of texture on canvas in Bestiarium & Around

Internationally known Polish artist Artur Popek has a fascinating exhibition, Bestiarium & Around, in East Village's 1112 Gallery, The Society of the

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