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Chicago Avenue pop up: A merge of 3 women, 2 businesses, minimalist boho, modern vintage and modern

Date: 
11/30/2016
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One of Chicago Avenue's newest pop-ups is a merger of two interior design businesses that compliment and blend minimalist boho and vintage modern with modern concepts and items for the tiniest apartments to the largest homes as well as commercial spaces. 

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Snowflakes sparkle on Wicker Park & Bucktown commercial streets…Chill Fest to follow

Date: 
11/10/2016
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There are 525 sparkly snowflakes hanging from light poles along 13 miles of commercial lined sidewalks Wicker Park and Bucktown communities, thanks to SSA #33. 

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1st in the world: Tapster coming to Wicker Park

Date: 
10/28/2016
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A new tasting experience will be the first of its kind in the world when Tapster opens at 2027 W. North Ave., Wicker Park, in January 2017. 

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Two windows…two events: Both scary

Date: 
10/18/2016
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David Ginople and Michael B. at store B vintage, 1472 N. Milwaukee Ave., in Wicker Park, have done a great job of taking two upcoming events…both scary

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Massage therapists in Illinois must be licensed: Is yours?

Date: 
10/06/2016
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To combat two dangerous criminal activities, human trafficking and prostitution, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) is targeting unlicensed massage therapists and warns the public

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Grandbar to "clean up" its act by October 4 or...

Date: 
08/24/2016
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The Tuesday morning deleterious impact hearing for Grandbar, formerly Betty's Blue Star Lounge, 1600 W. Grand Ave., ended with bar owner Gene Stokes having until Oct. 4

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The Doorstep brings more than food to the Polish Triangle

Date: 
08/04/2016
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Three new entrepreneurs, Marie Cinquino, Aaron Feinhandler and Izaac Moran, are bringing more than food to the Polish Triangle

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Rosie Quasarano begins 3rd year of living her dream...Cup & Spoon

Date: 
05/24/2016
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Rosie Quasarano starts her seventh year as a Chicagoan and her third year fulfilling her dream as owner of Cup & Spoon,

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Wild Wild West or Let's Make a Deal? - Chicago's Airbnb, B&Bs, Vacation Rentals and Hostels

Date: 
05/12/2016
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Chicago's rules about temporary housing are one thing and the reality of compliance appears to be another. In fact, Airbnbs, Bed and Breakfasts (B&B), Vacation Rentals and Hostels look like a modern day combined version of the "Wild Wild West" and "Let's Make a Deal." 

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Polish Triangle: Opportunity to be first seasonal public space concessionaire

Date: 
04/15/2016
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UPDATE:
Opportunity is open until the May 6 deadline.

Vendors have an opportunity to be the first seasonal public space concessionaire in Chicago as part of the Activate!Chicago program announced Katherine Darnstadt,

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FBI asks for help in finding the "Pinball Bandit"

Date: 
02/10/2016
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Dubbed the "Pinball Bandit" by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the robber who hit the Chase Bank, 1959 W. Division, on Jan. 25, has struck again and the FBI is asking for your help. 

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FBI identifies Division St. bank robber

Date: 
01/26/2016
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A robbery at Chase Bank, 1959 W. Division, on Mon., Jan. 25, at 5:47 p.m. was the third that the FBI is crediting to this man.

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Mariano's in Ukrainian Village: "Grocery" list of complaints

Date: 
01/09/2016
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Update:
"Out of stocks were the result of a busy holiday period and shortage of fresh produce from CA earlier this month," says James J. Hyland, Roundy's VP Investor Relations, Corp. Communications and Public Affairs. 
He continues to state that Kroger Co. intends to remodel acquired stores but they have produced no timetable to the public.

In the last few weeks, several area residents have been complaining about empty shelves at Mariano's

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Worker finds man hung from rafter in Wicker Park

Date: 
11/04/2015
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UPDATE:
The coroner's office has determined cause of death was asphyxiation. Release of person's name is pending contact of a relative who is still unknown as of 11/6/15.

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GrandBar had 5th and final deleterious impact hearing at BACP

Date: 
08/14/2015
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Given an unusual 5th deleterious impact hearing, GrandBar, formerly Betty's Blue Star Lounge, 1600 W. Grand Ave., had its final hearing before the Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection's (BACP) Senior Attorney Vera Elue

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Cup & Spoon celebrates first birthday!

Date: 
06/12/2015
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"It's a wonderful thing," said Rosie Quasarano, owner of Cup & Spoon, 2415 W. North Ave., as she prepared for her first birthday party for the little cafe that has great tea, coffee, food, sweet treats and people.

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Taco Bell gets Wicker Park community push back on liquor sales

Date: 
06/04/2015
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Community residents gave push back to Taco Bell's plan for late night alcohol service at 1439 N. Milwaukee Ave.,

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GrandBar: 5th deleterious hearing to be in 30 days

Date: 
04/29/2015
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A negotiated agreement for GrandBar to have a 5th deleterious impact hearing in 30 days occurred between Vera Elue, Senior Attorney in Chicago's Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection and GrandBar management at the end of an almost two-hour meeting in City Hall Tuesday morning. 

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Chicago Grand Neighbors are concerned: GrandBar having 4th deleterious impact hearing

Date: 
04/26/2015
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GrandBar, formerly known as Betty's Blue Star Lounge, 1600 W Grand Ave., at the corner of Grand and Ashland, has been a point of concern for neighbors for sometime. A 4 a.m. licensed bar, they will have their fourth deleterious impact hearing on Apr. 28

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First "Cash Mob" a success at the Green Grocer Chicago in West Town

Date: 
03/25/2015
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The "Cash Mob," a promotion concept to get people to shop at a local business, debuted at the Green Grocer Chicago (GGC), 1402 W. Grand, Saturday and it was a success! 

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