Two shot; Burglary Alert; Puppet Show; Green Fair; Gutter Punks and Security; A Camel and more!

Two shot in Wicker Park Friday night

Two males in their twenties were shot Friday night at approximately 11:30 p.m. in Wicker Park. Both are in stable condition. One has a gunshot to the leg and is in John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital and the other is in Illinois Masonic, according to Chicago Police Officer Amina Greer.

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Community Alert: Burglaries in 12th District

A series of burglaries in August and September in the 12th District prompted this alert.

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Want to wear a Chicago Police Officer badge: Open House Saturday will tell you how

The Chicago Police Department (CPD) is hosting another open house this weekend, Sat., Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Education and Training division (Police Academy), 1300 W. Jackson Blvd.

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Choices for weekend activities from WestTown to Logan Square

Of the many events available for your fun and entertainment this weekend  here are some we have not mentioned in other stories: 

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Green Fun Fair includes landfill reduction at Green Exchange in Logan Square

Giving Green Fun Fair by the GreenChoice Bank in the Green Exchange, 2545 W. Diversey, includes a recycling component between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m, Sat., Sept. 7. 

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Heated discussion at Wicker Park Advisory Council: Gutter Punks and security

Gutter Punks' (a.k.a. crusty punks, rail riders, travelers, selectively homeless, etc.) behavior in Wicker Park and the changing safety concerns of Park patrons had most Advisory Council members and neighbors expressing deep-seated frustrations, pent up over several years. 

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Charlie, one of Remix Chicago's surprises in Logan Square

The Remix, Rethink Recycle event in Logan Square on Milwaukee Ave.  Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 was filled with surprises…among them Charlie, the camel.

He is a gentle giant who lives in Barrington with a few other camels, but he travels all over the country.

He was quite the gentleman and very patient with the children who rode on him. 

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Governor Quinn awards $25 Million low interest loan to Chicago for water pipe replacement

Chicago received a low-interest $25 Million loan from Governor Quinn, Fri., Sept. 6, to replace more than 18 additional miles of water pipes throughout the city.

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