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Large Community Safety Walk honors Aristeo 'Pascual' Soriano, gunned down in West Town

Date: 
08/12/2017
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"With less than 24-hour notice, we had an amazing turnout,' says Lauren Weber, about the West Town Public Safety Committee Walk Friday night in honor of Ariste

Events

1099 String Quartet closes out its Wicker Park season this Sunday

Date: 
08/12/2017
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Ryan Loeckel's 1099 String Quartet will end their 2017 season in Wicker Park, 1425 N. Damen Ave., Sunday, Aug. 13, with Mozart in the Jungle

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Transportation

Blue Line overnight service changes through August 17

Date: 
08/12/2017
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The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) advises that Blue Line service may be delayed overnight Aug. 14 -- 17.

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Eclipse News

Protect your sight: Chicago Public Libraries giving away eclipse glasses

Date: 
08/11/2017
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Excitement over the August 21 Solor Eclipse is being tempered with warnings about eye safety. The Chicago Public Libraries (CPL) are helping keep people's eyes safe with a giveaway of eclipse glasses.

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Police News

Carjackers laid in wait in Pulaski Park murder

Date: 
08/11/2017
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Carjackers were lying in wait in the 1200 block of N. Greenview early Thursday morning. "The car lights were out and the engine turned off," explained 2nd Ward Alderman Brian Hopkins about the attempted carjacking and murder in Pulaski Park, early Aug 10. 

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Resident News

Richard Tilley honored by Chicago City Council

Date: 
08/09/2017
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A veteran of World War II, Richard Tilley, 91 year old Wicker Park resident, is being honored by Chicago's City Council with a declaration and led the Pledge Of Allegiance to the Flag at the July City Council meeting.

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All that glitters can hurt: Recall on iPhone covers

Date: 
08/06/2017
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Glittery covers for iPhones 6, 6s and 7 can be a risk for skin irritations and burns, according to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. Distributed by New Jersey based MixBin, there is a recall. 

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Entertainment

Bonzo Squad comes to the Polish Triangle

Date: 
08/08/2017
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Corbin Andrick and his Bonzo Squad return to the Polish Triangle August 8 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. as Tuesdays at the Triangle produced by the Polish Triangle Coalition (PTC) rolls into the last four free summer entertainment happenings for 2017. 

Classics: Meet Nigel Mack and "Rusty"

Date: 
08/06/2017
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Meet triple threat, multi-tasking blues man Nigel Mack and "Rusty," who brought classic sounds to Tuesdays at the Triangle

Parks

West Town Dog Parade successful tribute to Chicago Parks

Date: 
08/07/2017
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Keeping kids off the streets and in Chicago's Parks was the inspiration, says David Ramos, President, Smith Park Advisory Council (SPAC), for the 1st Annual West Town Dog Parade that began in Commercial Park, 1845 W. Rice St., and ended in Smith Park, 2526 W. Grand Ave. on July 29.

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Development

Wicker Park Committee gives thumbs up to redevelopment of former church facing Wicker Park

Date: 
08/04/2017
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What started in April 2015 as a rehab of a church complex, dating back to 1905, and ended in a pile of rubble in October 2016 has been approved to rise again after the Wicker Park Committee (WPC) membership gave a thumbs up

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