New shoot to pay cameras; Home invasion; Noshing, Art, Yard Sale and Farmer Events; Consumer protection laws; New CPS Quality School Ratings; and more!

Art with a conscious: Remix Chicago this weekend in Logan Square

Remix Chicago is a recycle art fair and more on both Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 on Milwaukee Ave. between Fullerton and California in Logan Square between noon and 10 p.m.

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Noshing in Wicker Park is adventuresome in the A. N. Pritzker school parking lot

There is always an interesting assortment of vendors at Alan Kannof's Nosh each Saturday between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. in the A. N. Pritzker School parking lot, 2009 W. Schiller. The main entrance is on Damen Ave. in Wicker Park. 

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Pickles, jams and fresh from the farm fruits and vegs at Wicker Park's Farmers Market

Lou Fideli began preparing pickles from a family recipe 10 years ago and now he does 40 markets a week, including the Wicker Park Farmers Market on Sundays.

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Moving sale turns to block sale in East Humboldt Park

What started out as a pre-moving sale for Rebecca McQuillen has turned into a 11 plus list of yard sale enthusiasts to be selling their "stuff" on the 2700 W. block of Potomac in East Humboldt Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sat., Aug. 31.

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Cameras ready, shoot and pay: Chicago's Children’s Safety Zone cameras includes Humboldt Park

Chicago began its Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) program on Mon., Aug. 26, to increase safety, reduce speeding and fund critical safety programs. A test went on line, producing warnings to speeding drivers

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St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic School: humble beginnings in Chicago's Ukrainian Village

While St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic School, 2200 W. Rice St., opened its doors this week for the 77th year, its humble roots were planted in 1908 by Rev. Nicholas Strutynskyj as a Saturday school. 

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CPS announces new School Quality Rating Policy

The Chicago Public Schools' (CPS) new School Quality Rating Policy (SQRP), a five-tiered performance system based on school performance metrics that together provide multiple lines of evidence for measuring school quality, was approved by the  Chicago Board of Education on Wed., Aug. 28. 

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Man beaten in home invasion in East Humboldt Park

A home invasion at 5:44 a.m. Wed., Aug 28, in the 2600 W. block of Potomac St. sent a 30-year-old male to Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center badly beaten but in stable condition, according to Officer Alfaro, Chicago Police Department's News Affairs.

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Man beaten in Wicker Park Sunday

A man was beaten in Wicker Park Sunday early afternoon along the Schiller side near Damen, as a softball game was in full swing and the Farmers Market was winding down. 

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Two new Illinois consumer protection laws: Robo-calls and pre-paid cards

Two new laws to protect Illinois consumers from so-called “robo-calls” and to establish clear usage terms on pre-paid purchasing cards were signed into law Mon., Aug. 26, by Governor Pat Quinn.

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Heat warnings...stay safe

Climbing temperatures have caused a notice from the Office of emergency Management and Communictions (OEMC) for the next few days.

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Parking restrictions in Bucktown for filming of "Chicago Fire"

Film crews are back in the area for the TV show Chicago Fire on Fri., Aug. 30, from noon to midnight.

Aside from No Parking, motor vehicles may want to avoid the streets from Oakley to Hoyne and Charleston to McLean. Specifically the no parking is listed as:

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