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Chicago's plastic bag ban takes effective Saturday loophole and all

Date: 
07/31/2015
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Chicago's ban on the single-use plastic bags goes into effect Saturday, Aug. 1, amid controversy over unfairness, cost and a "loophole." 

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Health

Consumer Reports gives top scores to Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center

Date: 
07/31/2015
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Consumer Reports (CR) recognized Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (PSMEMC) as a best practice hospital for having one of the lowest hospital acquired infection rates in the country. 

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Resident News

Good news bad news: Your electric bill story

Date: 
08/01/2015
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There is good news for those who recently received the letter about no longer having Constellation Energy as their electric service provider. The switch on August 11 to Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd) is happening after a rate decrease. 

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ComEd letter: Why Me?

Date: 
07/28/2015
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"Why did I get this letter?" "I got this letter and immediately called ComEd, but I was on hold so long, I hung up." "What is this all about?"

Event News

Crowds take to the streets in Wicker Park, despite the heat

Date: 
07/30/2015
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Teeming with Wicker Park Fest goers from Paulina to North Ave., Milwaukee Ave. was bustling with activity despite the unrelenting heat. Hundreds of people roamed from booth to booth looking for one of a kind tees, jewelry, unique finds, delicious funnel cakes, aromatic candles and craft beers.

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Talented children take over the Triangle

Date: 
07/30/2015
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Spoken and sung, words seemed to mesmerize a relatively large audience at Tuesdays at the Triangle on July 28. The performers, from 826Chi and Cielito Lindo Family Folk Band, ranged in age from 7 to 13.

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Police News

West side man identified and charged in business burglaries

Date: 
07/28/2015
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Bail was set at $100,000 for Scott Baranski, 34, of the 2700 block of W. Harrison St. in the string of June business burglaries in the Chicago Police Department's (CPD) 12th District.

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Museums

"Apostle of Peace" attracts the community

Date: 
07/20/2015
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The National Ukrainian Museum was stuffed to the brim with people Friday, July 17, for the opening of “Apostle of Peace”. People of all ages waited in anticipation to celebrate the 150th birthday of Metropolitan (Archbishop) Andrei Sheptytsky.

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