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Derrick Smith, former 10th District Illinois State Representative, sentenced

Date: 
04/23/2015
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Derrick Smith, 51, former 10th District Illinois State Representative, this morning, received a sentence

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School News

LaSalle II teachers hung from wall by students

Date: 
04/24/2015
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LaSalle II Student Council's Carnival was a "fun" fundraiser that included hanging the principal and two teachers from the wall (literally),

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Transportation

CTA Blue Line weekend service changes

Date: 
04/23/2015
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For those traveling on the Chicago Transit Authority's  (CTA) Blue Line between Harlem and Rosemont and between Clark/Lake and Damen stations this weekend, be aware of boarding and exiting changes that may cause travel delays. These delays are due to maintenance activities. 

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Development

Historic mystery revealed in proposed conversion of Wicker Park Church

Date: 
04/22/2015
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The church at 1905 W. Schiller, at the point of Wicker Park, appears to be a single structure. But, hidden behind the yellow bricks, there is another story.

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Garden

Wicker Park Garden Club's Annual Plant Sale: Win-win for moms and gardens

Date: 
04/22/2015
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Wicker Park Garden Club’s (WPGC) 2015 Annual Plant Sale on Mother's Day weekend, May 9 and 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will feature vegetable, herbs, flowering annuals, hanging baskets, gift for mom, a special Kids Plant and Grow section, and the Bill Shores workshop, "How to grow vegetables even if you don’t have a yard – Grow Vegetables in Containers." It is a win-win-win-win event for gift givers, moms, gardeners and Wicker Park. 

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Police News

Garage Burglary Alert: Chicago Police 14th District

Date: 
04/25/2015
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Chicago Police Department's 14th District is alerting garage owner in the area approximately covering between North to Armitage and Damen to Rockwell. The offender(s) make entry into a garage and remove property from the garage and the vehicles parked in the garage.

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Women targeted in 14th District robberies

Date: 
04/25/2015
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Women are being targeted in robberies on the street in Chicago Police Department's 14th District.

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Residential Burglary Alert in Wicker Park and Bucktown: Chicago Police 14th District -- Shakespeare Station

Date: 
04/25/2015
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Three residential burglaries in Wicker Park and Bucktown are reported by Chicago Police's 14th District between Mar. 30 and Apr. 17. Occurrences were when the victims were out of town
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Burglaries threaten Milwaukee and North Avenue businesses

Date: 
04/22/2015
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Five businesses were targeted by burglars along Milwaukee and North Avenues between Mar. 18 and Apr. 8, warns the Chicago Police Department. 

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Rosie's Caffeinated Corner

Meet Moji Akinde: Powerful, Positive Poet

Date: 
03/27/2015
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This June marks my fifth year in Chicago. It’s the longest place I’ve called home since childhood, and in opening Cup & Spoon, I was well aware that this venture would entail setting down roots.

Arts

Welcome to the world of Mr. Imagination: Gregory Warmack

Date: 
03/27/2015
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Welcome to the World of Mr. Imagination, a retrospective of the work of Gregory Warmack, at Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, 756 N. Milwaukee Ave., will continue through May 25. To accommodate demand, Intuit is now open on Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. 

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