Trader Joe's?, Pulaski Day, Purrrrffeect Cat Diaries, Guzzardi vs Berrios, Blue Line Suspect, Voter register/Early voting, CTA news, Weather or not and MORE!

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

The latest proposal from W. Harris "Bill" Smith (Smithfield Properties LLC) for the former Miller Lumber site, 1815 W. Division St., is for a Trader Joe's in a 3-story building. A meeting about the new plans will be presented to the Local School Council (LSC) and community on Mon., Mar. 3 at 6 p.m. in LaSalle II Magnet Elementary School, 1148 N. Honore St.

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Several closings for Pulaski Day in Illinois on Monday March 3

UPDATE:
Chicago Public Schools will be open due to snow days.

This year Mar. 3 is the day when Illinois and particularly Chicago and Cook County, where there are large populations of Poles, celebrate.

It is a confusing holiday because there is not consistent business closing "rules.

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The Cat Diaries: Stories of the Feline Kind & Other Pet Tales

Is there anything more purrrrfect then hearing tales from a cat's diary? Of course not

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Guzzardi and Berrios battle for more than the 39th Illinois State Rep Democratic slot…it's machine vs open progressive governance

The Will Guzzardi versus Maria Antonia "Toni" Berrios for the Democratic 39th District Illinois State Representative slot on the Mar. 18 ballot is more than a one-on-one candidate race. It is about open progressive government versus closed machine-run government.

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Suspect charged in Blue Line robbery

UPDATE:
Bond is set at $250,000. Next court date is Mar. 4.

Eric Carney, 22, of the 4800 S. block of Chicago Beach Dr. was arrested and charged with the Blue Line robbery which occurred at approximately 6:10 a.m. on Feb. 23.

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Grace period for voter registration declared by State and early voting begins

Though voter registration deadline was Feb. 18, the State of Illinois has provided a grace period that extends the deadline to Mar. 15. Early voting for the Mar. 18 primary is from Mar. 3 through Mar. 15.

During the grace period, register is required to be in person. At that time, the voter must immediately vote during that visit, according to the Chicago Board of Elections.

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CTA Blue Line service changes Friday thru Sunday -- Go Hawks!

There are two Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Blue Line service changes starting Fri., Feb. 28 and ending Sun., Mar. 2.

The Jackson Stations' upper level transfer tunnel between the Adams-Jackson mezzanines of the Jackson Red and Blue line stations will be temporarily closed from Fri., Feb. 28, from 9 p.m. to Sat,, Mar 1, at 5 a.m.

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In Defense of...What now?

The latest proposal from W. Harris "Bill" Smith (Smithfield Properties LLC) for the former Miller Lumber site, 1815 W. Division St., is for a Trader Joe's in a 3-story building. A meeting about the new plans will be presented to the Local School Council (LSC) and community on Mon., Mar. 3 at 6 p.m. in LaSalle II Magnet Elementary School, 1148 N. Honore St.

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Chicago Artists Resource looking for music for videos

Chicago Artists Resource (CAR) is looking for high quality 30 to 45 second original composition 320kbps WAV files. Selected artist will receive $500 honorarium.

The deadline is Mar. 24 at 5 p.m. Tracks will be juried by the editorial staff of CAR.

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Community Alert: Wanted for Attempted Child Luring in Logan Square 14th District - Shakespeare Station

A female juvenile was walking east on the 3100 West block of Belden in the 14th District's Logan Square area on Feb. 19 at approximately 5:10 p.m. A white male, parked in a gray, 4-door sedan said to the victim, "Come inside, I'll take you home".

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