Library closure, SSA #33 last public meeting, Bus Stop Change, 14th District Appreciation, Sheep mowing, Mushrooms and Farmers Markets and more!

Chicago Libraries closed Wednesday and new online access

All branches of the Chicago Public Library, including the Harold Washington Library Center, Woodson Regional and Sulzer Regional Libraries, will be closed on Wed., May 7. But their new website is open 24/7.

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WPB SSA #33 fifteen year reconstitution: Last public presentation Wednesday

The second and last presentation by Special Service Area #33 (SSA #33) for its 15 year reconstitution (2015 - 2029) is being held at 6 p.m. on Wed., May 7, in the Wicker Park Field House, 1425 N. Damen Ave.

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Two CTA bus stop location changes in Wicker Park

Two Wicker Park Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) bus stop locations are moved, until further notice, due to construction.

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Appreciation was given in Chicago Police Department's 14th District

While CAPS Appreciation Day in the 14th Police District was a bit more subdued this year, the amount of appreciation for the men and women in blue was not.

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Sheep lawn mowers in Wicker Park?

Wicker Park residents adopt Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) program concept for lawn "mowing."

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Farmer's Markets: Consider the Morel and a Blueberry or two (recipe included)

With all do respect to those like my fellow garden blogger, the English Gardener, I prefer to leave the growing of vegetables to the experts. Aside from a rosemary or a few basil plants I prefer to focus my gardening time on ornamentals. And yet nothing temps me more than a tomato picked at the peak of ripeness or a potato so fresh that it juices when you slice it. And this is why I've been frequenting local farmer's markets since I first encountered them in the early 90's.

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