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Police Alert: Robberies on the streets in the 12th District

Date: 
01/23/2019
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A series of robberies on the street from Dec. 25 To Jan. 22 has caused Chicago Police Department's 12th District to put out an alert. 

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Parks

Smith Park celebrates a year of senior programming

Date: 
01/22/2019
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Known for its iconic World War II Army Tank, outdoor swimming pool, baseball programs and many other activities, Smith Park, 2526 W Grand Ave., has added another program to support the community, "Senior Citizen Day." 

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"Lincoln Yards…too much too fast," says Friends of the Parks' Irizarry

Date: 
01/14/2019
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UPDATED

"Lincoln Yards…too much too fast… take it off the Planning Commission's January 24 agenda," Juanita Irizarry, Executive Director, Friends of the Park (FOTP), asks 2nd Ward Alderman Brian Hopkins. 

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Around and About

Special kinds of Valentine love at Harmony House's Felines and Valentines Party and Open House

Date: 
01/21/2019
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Special kisses will be available in the Kitty Kissing booth at the Harmony House on February 2, from 1 to 4 p.m., 2914 N. Elston Ave. 

News

Chicago's City Council reform needs to start now say Progressive Caucus and other aldermen

Date: 
01/20/2019
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As the multi-faceted reign of Ed Burke over the operations of Chicago, its City Council and Finance Committee came crashing down, the Progressive Caucus held a Jan. 7 press conference. They were joined by other aldermen, shedding light on and demanding change in operations of the City. First up…selecting and voting in a new Finance Chair. 

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Stand Firm oppose Trump's proposed deal: say 60 plus groups to Illinois Congressional Delegates

Date: 
01/19/2019
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More than 60 organizations and labor unions sent an open letter to the Illinois Congressional Delegation in response to President Trump's latest proposed deal to re-open the government. 

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Transportation

Blue Line service changes January 21 until January 25

Date: 
01/19/2019
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There may be delays for CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) Blue Line train riders says CTA authorities,
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Logan Square Blue Line Kedzie entrance re-opens

Date: 
01/19/2019
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While the escalator continues to be out-of-service at CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) Blue Line's Logan Square station,

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Resident News

Utilities provide special assistance for customers struggling with bill payments

Date: 
01/15/2019
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As the list of those facing financial distress in the longest U.S. government shutdown in history, pawn shop businesses are increasing their customer list as are those providing short term loans at very high interest rates. However,

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TIFs

Stop robbing the poor and giving to the rich with TIF programs demand community organizations

Date: 
01/13/2019
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"How dare these taxing bodies be complicit in raising taxes on Chicagoans from Rogers Park to Roseland at this pivotal moment---all so they can pad the pockets of developers in Lincoln Park?,"

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Robocalls

Are you a robocall hater?

Date: 
01/12/2019
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Citizen Utility Board (CUB) invites all robocall haters to unite and join the fight

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Preservation

Large outdoor sign permits denied in Wicker Park historic districts

Date: 
01/11/2019
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Permits for outdoor advertisement signage space proposed on two different buildings in the Wicker Park Historic District and the Milwaukee Avenue District went before Chicago's Permit Review Committee in City Hall, late afternoon, Thurs., Jan. 10.

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Wicker Park Committee elects new board and joins other community voices against Lincoln-Cortland TIF approval

Date: 
01/10/2019
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A new Board roster was elected Wednesday night at the Wicker Park Committee (WPC) meeting in Wicker Park Field House, 1425 N. Damen. And, a Lincoln Yards Plan discussion ended with agreed opposition to the Lincoln-Cortland TIF being approved at this time.