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Wicker Park businesses react to possible new round of looting

Date: 
08/10/2020
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UPDATE:
*IPS added ramp closure of Interstate 90 northbound and southbound at Division until 6 a.m. on Tuesday.

This morning's news about Sunday night and Monday morning looting in the loop and in the North/Clybourn area has Wicker Park businesses concerned and officials taking new tactics.

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Transportation

Blue Line will operate in two section tonight

Date: 
08/10/2020
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Not only has the overnight looting downtown restricted the Chicago Transit Authority's (CTA) Blue Line service beyond Division St. tonight but debris is stopping service short of O'Hare.

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Service changes on Blue Line August 11 thru 15

Date: 
08/07/2020
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Boarding changes and intermittent stairway closures are the two potential events affecting travel time for Blue Line riders between Aug. 10 and 15, warns the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA). 

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Police News

Two carjackings in Wicker Park in 24 hours

Date: 
08/10/2020
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The first of two carjackings in the Wicker Park area within 24-hours occurred, Sun., Aug. 9 at 9:50 p.m. The second at 9:40 a.m., Mon.,  Aug. 10, according to the Chicago Police Department. 

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Man shot in Airbnb on Milwaukee Ave. in Wicker Park

Date: 
08/08/2020
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At 1:38 a.m. on Saturday, August 8, in the 1400 block of Milwaukee Ave., a 30-year-old man was shot in his left thigh, according to the Chicago Police Department. The unit is reported to be a in a pricey Airbnb apartment. 

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Check out new 12th District Commander Gabriella Shemash's "DNA"

Date: 
08/07/2020
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While you may recognize Chicago Police Department's (CPD) new 12th District Commander Gabriella Shemash as an officer from the night shift, chances are you didn't know about her link to how DNA is now handled at CPD. 

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Event News

A Live Opening: “All in the Same Boat – or Are We?” with a plethora of artists!

Date: 
08/09/2020
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An exhibition with 64 artists using a plethora of techniques, All in the Same Boat – or Are We?, curated by Anne Farley Gaines at the Stola Contemporary Gallery, 3738 W. Irving Park Road is a must see in-person

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Galleries hosting numerous exhibitions in Wicker Park and Bucktown

Date: 
08/06/2020
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The latest WPB Weekend Arts Guide is filled with plenty to do and see in the neighborhood arts as area galleries host numerous exhibitions and more spaces continue to reopen or expand their remote and virtual programming!

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Recall

Salmonella outbreak in 34 states including Illinois linked to onions

Date: 
08/06/2020
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections linked to onions. There have been 396 reported cases in 34 states, including Illinois, with 59 hospitalizations.

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Census taking is being cut short…danger of under count

Date: 
08/06/2020
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The importance of getting an accurate census count cannot be overstated because:

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Scam Alert: For Cook County Treasurer online payments

Date: 
08/03/2020
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If you are attempting to pay your property tax bill online, be aware of possible misdirection of your search.