Woman Murdered, Smith's bribery case, Farmers Markets begin, Bike Safety, Divvy expansion, Ukrainian chaos art, Be Prepared apps and more!

Ukrainian Village resident charged with murder of Humboldt Park woman

Daniel Kralik, 31, who lives in the 2200 block of W. Iowa St., in Ukrainian Village, was charged with one count of Murder-- First Degree.

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Ping pong match: 10th District Illinois Rep. Derrick Smith's bribery case

Still serving as the 10th District Illinois State Rep., Derrick Smith is scheduled to appear in court on May 28. However, actions surrounding his bribery case are getting more complicated.

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Two Farmers Markets open Sunday: Wicker Park and Logan Square

This season's Wicker Park Farmers Market will be open for business starting this Sunday, May 18. No, really! A message Friday afternoon from the Wicker Park/Bucktown Chamber of Commerce (who are running the show) said the permits have been received from the Chicago Park District. And not a moment too soon.

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West Town food for families

The Greater Chicago Food Depository's (GCFD) Producemobile will be in the West Town area Thurs., May 22, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., in Eckhart Park, 1330 W. Chicago Ave.

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Liberty Bank and 14th District celebrating Bike Safety Day with facts and fun

Bike Safety Day is being celebrated in a joint effort of Liberty Bank, 2394 N. Milwaukee Ave. and the 14th Chicago Police District on May 17 from 10 a.m. to noon.

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Ups and downs of Divvy expansion plans roll on

A grant request to Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) from the City of Chicago for $3 million Divvy bike share program was denied. On the other hand, Blue Cross & Blue Shield is providing a 5-year partnership.

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Art during and about Ukrainian chaos presentation Saturday evening at Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art

Everywhere she turned in the main square of Kyiv (Kiev) during the Maidan in the Ukraine from Nov. 21 to Feb. 22, Dr. Natalia Moussienko saw art. She will tell that story in a presentation of Art of the Barricades ~ Voice of Ukraine, Sat. May 17, 7:30 p.m., Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, 2320 W Chicago Ave., in Ukrainian Village.

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Be prepared everywhere all the time…here's how

In a world where the number of disasters and tragedies seem to be on the increase, the Boy Scout and Girl Scout mottos "Be prepared!" are shining beacons for meeting new challenges, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). They point to cell phone apps as a way to "be prepared" where ever you are.

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Missing Person: Jeremy Solis in Humboldt Park

Jeremy Solis, 15, from the 2700 block of West Augusta Blvd. area in Humboldt Park, is missing, according to the Chicago Police Department.

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Quinn urges Illinois Senate pass House Bill 8 protecting pregnant women at work

Illinois House Bill 8 provides job protections for pregnant women and Governor Quinn called for its passage in the Senate, while walking in the Susan G. Komen Mother’s Day Race for the Cure in Grant Park.

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