Ashland-BRT meetings, 1st Ward Awards, Person of Interest--burglar, Polish Triangle,CGNA farewell, EVA Developer, Dina Petrakis, Mariano's and Wicker Park Singers

What will whole-picture impact really be if the Ashland-BRT is created as recommended?

What will the impact really be for hundreds of thousands of people not only along the route but also commercial and residential sites east and west of the route, if the Ashland-BRT goes in as recommended? Is that addressed in the 1,600-page Environmental Assessment report?

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Inaugural 1st Ward Awards event drew a crowd from beyond the 1st Ward

The Inaugural 1st Ward Awards event at Chop Shop, 2033 W. North Ave., under the watchful eye of the Matt Woodburn, was an evening of recognition and fun for all the attendees and award recipients on Dec. 5.

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Wanted for attempted burglary

The Chicago Police Department's 12th District Community Policing Office is requesting assistance in locating a person of interest.

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Chicago's Polish Triangle officially to receive honorary designation "The Polish Triangle"

The parcel of land bound by Division St., Milwaukee Ave. and Ashland Ave. is on its way to officially be named the "Polish Triangle.

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Chicago Grand Neighbors Association honor Dan Laskowski

Dan Laskowski was one of the first "new settlers" in the Chicago Grand neighborhood and was recently honored by Chicago Grand Neighbors Association (CGNA) at a holiday party in OutPost,1758 W. Grand Ave.

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East Village Assn. Board asks developer to build to long term community need not current demand…he replies…community answers

With the intent to build a Transit Oriented Development (TOD)* at 1515-17 N. Haddon, Mark Sutherland presented plans for a six-story building with 45 units to the East Village Association's (EVA) Board on Nov. 11. Based on feedback, Sutherland changed the plans and on Mon., Dec. 3, EVA members voted on the project at their meeting in the Happy Village, 1059 N. Wolcott Ave.

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Dina Petrakis -- Wicker Park business woman celebrates 20th anniversary

In some ways, it seems a long time ago that I began the business, but then it seems just yesterday," said Dina Petrakis at her 20th anniversary celebration of Littlerock Construction in Wicker Park.

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Dominicks in Ukrainian Village to become another Mariano's

Roundy's, Inc., owners of the food store chain Mariano's, announced Mon., Dec. 2, that they are acquiring 11 Dominick's stores from Safeway, Inc. Among them is the 2021 W. Chicago Ave. store in Ukrainian Village.

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'Tis the season with the Wicker Park Choral Singers

'Tis the Season was the name of this year's holiday concert offering from the the Wicker Park Choral Singers (WPCS) in Wicker Park Lutheran Church, 1500 N. Hoyne, this last weekend.

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