Resident News

State Board of Elections' tie in withdrawing from Crosscheck database leaves voter registration data at risk

Date: 
11/21/2017
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The Illinois Board of Elections, tied in their Monday vote against a motion to withdraw from the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck database.

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Two aldermen are co-hosting property valuation workshops

Date: 
11/18/2017
penWith the fast approaching deadline for appealing Cook County property valuation, two "How To Appeal Your Property Tax Assessment" workshops with Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Michael Cabonargi are scheduled on Nov. 29 and 30.
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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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ComEd prices rising but…

Date: 
06/07/2017
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While the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) alerts Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) customers that their summer electric rates are rising, they also say that

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CGNA encourages support for tougher gun legislation...now!

Date: 
05/23/2017
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LATEST:
Deadline extended to May 31. Still time to reach out to your congressmen.

UPDATE:
Passed committee Thurs. morning. Second reading probably Friday. Third reading would be for vote. Check website Illinois Senate Bill1722. Still time to reach out to your congressmen.

With concerns for public safety, the Chicago Grand Neighbors Association (CGNA), is encouraging its members and others to step up and take action around Illinois Senate Bill1722, which takes aim at

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Cars hijacked and stolen: Alert on North Side

Date: 
04/29/2017
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Seven cars were stolen/hijacked on Chicago's north side on one day, April 28.

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Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence urges "Keep guns out of criminals' hands"

Date: 
03/27/2017
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With public safety as a number one issue in Chicago, as well as elsewhere, a hearing will be held in the Illinois Senate Judiciary Committee, Tues., Mar. 28, at 2:30 p.m.

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Block by block, neighbor to neighbor: Block Club Training

Date: 
03/09/2017
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In one hour on Saturday morning, Mar. 11, neighbors can meet and learn how to be safer.

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Increase safety: Turn on your porch light

Date: 
02/26/2017
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"Help create a safer and more secure neighborhood," requests Wicker Park resident Mark Yee, who is passionate about encouraging everyone to light up their porch.

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Recognize this bank robber? FBI would like to know

Date: 
02/24/2017
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On Wednesday morning, Feb. 22 at 11:06 a.m., the man in theses photos robbed the By Line Bank at Division and Damen. 

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What's needed for a safe community? More cops? More public officials doing more? More resident involvement?

Date: 
02/15/2017
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Before a crowd of more than 300 people, Commander Edward Kulbida, Chicago Police Department's (CPD)12th District, addressed specific crime issues head on and the community groups gave a list of what they will do at the West Town Community Public Safety meeting*

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Cable fees could rise warns Citizens Utility Board...take action!

Date: 
02/02/2017
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"There is a new chairman at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and that could be bad news for your cable bills,"

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Drive safe and sober...or be pulled over says Chicago Police Department

Date: 
02/02/2017
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The Chicago Police Department's DUI (Driver Under the Influence) Saturation Patrol be in the near west side of the 12th District this weekend. 
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Remember: Shopping bag tax goes into effect Wednesday, February 1

Date: 
01/31/2017
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While the 16-month-old-plastic bag ban was repealed on January 1, the 7-cents-a-bag-tax goes into effect on Wednesday, February 1. 

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Residents and police Q&A at Chicago/Wood Rally leads to action

Date: 
01/29/2017
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At the gathering of 80 to 90 people, circled on the sidewalk at Chicago Ave. and Wood St. late Saturday afternoon, neighbors talked about the area's uptick in crime and violence then created action plans. Later, Chicago Police Department's 12th District's Captain Phil Kwasinski joined them with good news. Once again, however, it appears the Mayor is participating in a "shell game" with police stats. 

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Did you have damage from Bucktown water main flood?

Date: 
01/10/2017
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If Monday morning's water main break in Bucktown caused damages to your property, such as your home or car,

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Chicago Public Library announces holiday schedule

Date: 
12/21/2016
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The Chicago Public Library  announces hours for the upcoming holiday from Dec.  24 through Dec. 26. 

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Flying gun shots and bullying not acceptable say residents and police in Logan Square

Date: 
11/11/2016
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"The misperception that we don't want a diverse community of all stripes, colors and incomes is wrong," said  Proco "Joe" Moreno, 1st Ward Alderman, at a Positive Loitering* 14th District Roll Call in Logan Square. 

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Why is voting important?: Registered voter information online

Date: 
11/05/2016
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"When we vote, we can make government better or worse. In turn, our votes can make people’s lives better or worse," is the introductory

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