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Cold cold weather BUT WickerIce is OPEN

Date: 
02/11/2016
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Ice skaters rejoice, the Wicker Park ice rink, WickerICE, is open!  and there is no charge for use of this rink.

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School News

Fire and Police Training Academy 2018 open for high school sophomores

Date: 
02/11/2016
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High school sophomores have an opportunity to learn more about the Chicago Police and Firefighter Training Academy (CPFTA) and being part of the Cadet Class of 2018. 

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West Town school enrollment falls short

Date: 
02/01/2016
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West Town schools don't have enough students, according to a Chicago Public Schools assessment, with 11 of 16 schools considered "underutilized."

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Bank Robberies

FBI asks for help in finding the "Pinball Bandit"

Date: 
02/10/2016
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Dubbed the "Pinball Bandit" by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the robber who hit the Chase Bank, 1959 W. Division, on Jan. 25, has struck again and the FBI is asking for your help. 

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Police News

Fast food restaurants targeted by burglars

Date: 
02/08/2016
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Four fast food restaurants have been burglarized in the last month according to the Chicago Police Department. One was in Logan Square and the other in Humboldt Park. All were Burger Kings. 

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Commander Edward Kulbida, 12th District, holds a Roll Call at Smith Park

Date: 
02/05/2016
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Chicago Police Department's 12th District held an impressive Roll Call at Smith Park, Grand and Campbell, Fri., Feb. 5, at 6 p.m. called by Commander Edward Kulbida. 

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Cell phone stores target by robbers on North Ave.

Date: 
01/31/2016
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Cell phone stores have been targets of an armed robber. Incidents have been along North Ave. in January,

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Transportation

Blue Line boarding changes Feb. 6-7

Date: 
02/05/2016
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Boarding changes will occur on the Chicago Transit Authority's (CTA) Blue Line

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Voting: Right, Privilege and Civic Duty

To vote is to cause change: Are you registered?

Date: 
02/05/2016
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Don't like what is happening along the public office food chain? Change it.

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Resident News

EVA members supports zoning change for proposed Ashland condos

Date: 
02/02/2016
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The proposed 33-unit condo with 25 onsite parking spaces project at 1011-1023 N. Ashland received an 18 to 0 vote in favor of a zoning change from a B1-2 to a B1-3 at the East Village Association (EVA) meeting in the Happy Village, 1059 N. Wolcott Ave., Monday night. 

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Arts

FireCat Gallery: Daniel Bruttig

Date: 
02/05/2016
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A series of series, Daniel Bruttig's Singles, Duets and Sets at Firecat Projects, 2124 N. Damen, is hanging through Feb. 20. 

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Artists define "Beauty" at Jackson Junge Gallery in Wicker Park

Date: 
01/29/2016
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Depictions of beauty as danger, obsessions, myths and more line the walls and perch on pedestals in Jackson Junge Gallery, 1389 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wicker Park, in the new exhibition, Beauty until February 28. 

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Groundhog Day!

Is Spring coming soon? Ask a groundhog…if you can find one

Date: 
02/01/2016
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Want to know if spring is coming early? On Tuesday, check with Pennsylvanian Punxsutawney Phil or his relative in Sun Prairie, WI. Oh no, not Wisconsin, he gnawed his way through a wire cage to freedom after biting the mayor's ear on Groundhog Day last year. 

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Development

Community has multiple issues around rezoning of 2435-39 N. Western Ave.

Date: 
01/26/2016
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A room full of people was on hand at Haas Park, 2402 N. Washtenaw, Monday night at a public meeting to speak and hear about the redevelopment of the land at 2435-39 N. Western and 2361 W. Altgeld, close to the Kennedy Expressway

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