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Father's Day: Thank you Sonora Louise Smart Dodd

Date: 
06/21/2020
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Appreciative of how her widowed father was raising her and her five brothers, Sonora Louise Smart Dodd began campaigning in 1909 to have a Father's Day

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Obituaries

Remembering Wicker Park's Geraldine (Gerri) Baginski

Date: 
06/06/2020
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A devout Catholic and Polish-American Chicagoan through and through, Geraldine "Gerri"* Baginski lost her life where she lived 70 of her 77 years in the 2100 block of W. Potomac Ave. 

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Police News

Missing Teen: Marshae Rogers

Date: 
06/06/2020
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Marshae Rogers, 13, is missing and maybe in an area between Damen and Hoyne Avenues. 

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Three shot during two drive bys

Date: 
06/05/2020
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In two separate incidents, two men and one woman were shot during drive bys on Tuesday evening, June 2 in Chicago Police Department's 14th District. 

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CPD patrols will be looking for impaired drivers this weekend: Don't drink and drive

Date: 
06/05/2020
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Both Friday and Saturday nights, Chicago Police Department (CPD) officers in the 12th and 14th Districts will be patrolling for drivers who have been drinking.

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One man shot: Caught in crossfire in CPD's 12th District

Date: 
05/30/2020
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At approximately 11 p.m., Friday, May 29, shots rang out in the Chicago Police Department's 12th District around Chicago and Kedzie Blvd. A 35-year-old man was shot in the forearm. 

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Arts

Arts Guide for Wicker Park and Bucktown: The Cautious Reopening

Date: 
06/05/2020
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Along with a very eventful week across the city, nation, and world, the Cautious Reopening of Phase 3 has officially begun in Chicago. As part of that transition, we are moving away from our Week[IN]d Arts Guides and slowly back toward our regular format.

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Farmers Markets

Celebrating 20 years in 2020: Wicker Park Farmers Market gives three shopping experiences!

Date: 
06/05/2020
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Celebrating 20 years in 2020 of bringing fresh produce and other locally sourced food and products to Wicker Park, the Wicker Park Farmers Market continues to adapt to current challenges…as they promote three ways to shop the market. 

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Business News

To open or not to open: Many businesses are unsure when and how or if

Date: 
06/03/2020
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With the initial move into the Phase 3 opening of Chicago amid the COVID-19 pandemic on Wed., June 3, many businesses remain uncertain about when, how and if they'll open.

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Looting cripples Wicker Park and Bucktown businesses: Downtown businesses suffer worse

Date: 
05/31/2020
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Looters were on a rampage along Milwaukee, Ashland and Elston Avenues in Wicker Park and Bucktown throughout the early morning hours of Sunday, May 31.

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Transportation

CTA shutsdown ALL services as National Guard heads into Chicago

Date: 
05/31/2020
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UPDATE
Metra trains will not run on Monday

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Public transportation into and in loop shut down

Date: 
05/31/2020
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Chicago Transit authority alerts riders that bus and rail lines will not be operating in and around the loop today.

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Health

Chicago Order: Sick residents stay home!

Date: 
03/19/2020
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UPDATE: Governor Pritzker just announced three more coronavirus deaths in Illinois...more to follow.

All residents in the City of Chicago with confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) illness or who are exhibiting symptoms of the illness are ordered to stay home, according to a Public Health Order signed by Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady today. 

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