Downpour thins crowds, Smoke out, Possible big profit for developer, 3 charged in cell phone thefts, Man attacked, Fashion Fest moved, Boo-Palooza, Holiday jobs

Downpour thinned crowds but didn't dampen spirits at Ukrainian Fest and Chicago Food Social

The Ukrainian Days Festival (UDF), in Smith Park, 2526 W. Grand Ave., and the Chicago Food Social in the parking lot of Kendall College, 900 N. Branch St.(near Chicago Ave. and Halsted St.),.

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Smoke out brings neighbors, police and offenders from Beats 1432-33 out in Pulaski Park area

A Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) joint "Smoke Out" (meeting) of Beats 1432 and 1433 at the corner of Bosworth and Blackhawk brought out a crowd of residents, many blue and white shirted Chicago Police Department (CPD) officers and a handful of known offender.

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Lerner asks close to $1.8 million for historic 2119 W. LeMoyne in Wicker Park

At the July 9 meeting of the Chicago Landmark's Permit Review Committee (PRC), Michael Lerner's MCZ Development company, under the name of Lemoyne Acquisitions, lost their second attempt to get approval to build a two-and-a-half story building on an historic Side Yard at 2117 W. LeMoyne, next to a 1897 building at 2119 W. LeMoyne. On Aug..

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Cell phone theft in Bucktown, offenders apprehended and charged

A 31 year-old male was walking on the 2000 of W. Churchill, Tues., Aug. 19, at 9:05 p.m. when he was approached by three black males who announced a robbery..

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Man attacked near Hoyne and Armitage in Bucktown

A man, 45, was walking along the 2000 block of W. Hoyne Ave., near Armitage Ave., in Bucktown, when he was attacked at 10:45 p.m. Mon., Aug. 18..

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Chicago Fashion Fest and Chicago's Orleans Fest moved between Damen and Leavitt for Aug.23 and 24

Last minute location changes for the Chicago Fashion Fest and Chicago's New Orleans Festival were confirmed by Michelle Gomez, Fashion Fest's creator, Tues., Aug. 19. They will be between Damen Ave. and Leavitt St. for the Aug. 23 and 24 events, which begin at noon and end at 10 p.m. each day..

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Help put more Boo in Boo-Palooza asks 2014 Team

The 2014 Boo-Palooza Team of the Wicker Park Advisory Council, Wicker Park Garden Club, Urban Encounter and Mosaic church are inviting others to participate as a sponsor, group wanting an activity table, volunteer and/or donor of food for the 300+ volunteers. This year's event is Sat., Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Wicker Park, 1425 N. Damen Ave..

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Looking for a holiday season job? US Postal Service has openings

Two job types are available with the United States Postal Service (USPS) for the holiday season. All must be applied for now..

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