A Fresh Start legal?, Avoid health care penalties, Burglaries in 12th and 14th, Animal cruelty, Defiance of Winter, Happy dog lovers and more!

City determines A Fresh Start facilities are legal: Aldermen Moreno and Waguespack differ

Two wards are taking two different approaches to the recent City Law Department's determination that A Fresh Start (AFS) - Sober Living Environment residential facilities are legal as is. They are located in Aldermen Proco "Joe" Moreno's 1st Ward, Scott Waguespack's 32nd Ward and Deborah Mell's 33rd Ward.

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Avoid 2015 Affordable Care Act penalty: Enroll by March 31, 2014...here's how

To avoid the penalty that the Federal government will impose in 2015 on those who do not have health insurance, individuals must be enrolled by Mar. 31, 2014.

Those who are self-employed are to be covered under plans for individuals.

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Community Alert: Wanted for burglary in 14th District - Shakespeare Station

Chicago Police Department's 14th District, Shakespeare Station, gives a Community Alert about burglaries since December that have a pattern. The pattern is that unknown offender(s) force open rear doors and then remove property from the residences.

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Crime Alert: Increased garage burglaries in 12th District

Another increase in burglary related incidents occurred in the Chicago Police Departments 12th District in February. In these incidents, offender(s)enter garages that are left unsecured or by using force. These incidents have occurred at various hours of the day in the general geographical locations listed below:

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Crime Alert: Increased burglaries in 12th District

An increase in burglary related incidents occurred in February. In these incidents, offender(s) enter residences via bedroom windows that are left unsecured. These incidents have occurred at various hours of the day in the general geographical locations listed below:

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Be Aware: Attempt to set cat on fire

An attempt was made to set a cat on fire in the 2500 W. block of Superior, according to Molly Murray, Beat 1213, 12th district CAPS.

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Fire on Fullerton near Western in Bucktown

A small fire in the first floor rear of a 3-flat in Bucktown at 2321 W. Fullerton

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In Defiance of Winter

Dear (this year’s) Chicago winter,

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Wicker Park: Dog Park fundraiser a success

While the dogs were not permitted at the Wicker Park Dog Park fundraiser at the Twisted Spoke, 501 N. Ogden, on Saturday night, Feb. 15, dog lovers were barkin' and the place was jumpin'! The result was a fun and financially successful event.

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