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Labor Day: Today a holiday …then a labor movement with deadly ties to Wicker Park

Date: 
08/29/2014
HaymarketFuneral

With the Labor Day holiday just around the corner on Mon., Sept. 1, the Chicago Public Library would like to remind everyone that all of their facilities across the City will be closed in honor of a tradition that started in 1882. 

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from the editor's desk

Wondering about our multiple eblasts...here's the scoop

Date: 
08/30/2014

Wondering why there are three emails from Our Urban Times today?

Preservation

Last weekend: "Picturing Logan Square: An Exhibition of Rare Images"

Date: 
08/29/2014
MilwauLkngN

Picturing Logan Square: An Exhibition of Rare Images in the Comfort Station, 2579 N Milwaukee Ave., will be closing Aug. 31. Weekend hours are noon to 3 p.m.

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Transportation

Chicago Police Bike Registration is online

Date: 
08/30/2014
SingleBike

Bike registration is being encouraged by both the 12th and 14th Chicago Police Districts.

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Reduced CTA rates for students and parents on school days

Date: 
08/30/2014
SchlHouse

Students and their parents are eligible to receive student reduced fares of 75 cents to ride trains and buses on school days, according to the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA). To get the CTA student rate, parents and students need to take a few steps.

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Blue Line California station closing and other CTA updates

Date: 
08/30/2014
CTALogo

As part of the Your New Blue project, the California station will be closed as of 1 a.m. on Sept. 4 for 42 days, re-opening on Oct. 16. 

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Community Alert

SCAM ALERT: One-ring cell phone scam

Date: 
08/27/2014
ChicagoPoliceBadge

DO NOT call back to numbers that call then hang up after the first ring. According to the Chicago Police Department, auto-dialers are targeting cell phone numbers across the country.  The danger to consumers is not in receiving the call, but in calling back. 

Theatre

Thumbs up for "The Yellow Wallpaper" at Wicker Park's Chopin Theatre

Date: 
08/28/2014
Sturm

From the yellowing pages of Charlotte Perkins Gilman's feminist short story, The Yellow Wallpaper, Lorelei Sturm brought to life a thought provoking story, using monologue, dialogue, performance movement and "off stage" audio narration. Opened Sunday, Aug.

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Police News

Wicker Park man charged in fatal traffic crash of Humboldt Park Man

Date: 
08/26/2014
SRiley

Sean Riley, 33, from the 1400 block of N. Bell was charged today, Aug. 26, in an Aug. 24 incident in which his vehicle struck a Humboldt Park man on North Ave., according to the Chicago Police Department.

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Events

Only 2 more chances to be or enjoy local entertainment this summer at Wicker Mic

Date: 
08/28/2014
WMLogo

Wicker Mic presents its third 2014 showcase of local artists displaying their talent in one of Chicago's leading artistic communities -- Wicker Park on Fri., Aug. 29, from 6 to 8:45 p.m. This event in Wicker Park, 1425 N. Damen Ave., is a FREE outdoor series. 

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Two more Tuesdays at the Triangle events for the season Aug. 26 and Sept. 2

Date: 
08/25/2014
CarlyMT

Hooper Gracie Prizler will be the opening Tuesdays at the Triangle event on Tues., Aug 26, at 6 p.m. and The Butterfly Poetry Project will be the second, starting at about 7 p.m.

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Opportunities

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

Date: 
08/20/2014
USPS

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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Help put more Boo in Boo-Palooza asks 2014 Team

Date: 
08/19/2014
BooPoster2014

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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Sports

Bucktown 5k Race has a new partner

Date: 
08/14/2014
20145KRoute

RAM Racing's 2014 Bucktown 5K Race has a new partner this year. It is the Bucktown Community Organization (BCO). 

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