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Utilities provide special assistance for customers struggling with bill payments

Date: 
01/15/2019
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As the list of those facing financial distress in the longest U.S. government shutdown in history, pawn shop businesses are increasing their customer list as are those providing short term loans at very high interest rates. However,

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Peoples Gas modernization source of gas smell

Date: 
01/09/2019
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The smell of gas in the air and a gaggle of Peoples Gas workers and Wabansia and Milwaukee Ave. is part of the company’s System Modernization Program (SMP), according to Peoples Gas representative. 

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First Wicker Park indoor Farmers Market…ever…starts Saturday

Date: 
11/28/2018
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Santa along with farmers and other vendors will greet Wicker Park Farmers Market goers for their first indoor market ever, Sat., Dec. 1, in the Chop Shop, 2033 W. North Ave., from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

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Logan Square Farmers Indoor Market continues on Sundays

Date: 
11/27/2018
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Already underway, the Logan Square indoor Farmers Market

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Speak up! VOTE!!

Date: 
11/04/2018
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While early voting in Illinois has surpassed the number of early votes cast in the 2014 midterm and could reach the total cast in the 2016 election, according to the Illinois State Board of Elections, it is vital that every citizen exercises their right and duty to vote. 

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Four WPB SSA #33 shredding and recycling days remain in 2018

Date: 
05/03/2018
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Shredding those important (or embarrassing) papers and getting rid of electronic equipment will be possible four more times this year thanks to WPB SSA #33.

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Delia Ramirez takes action before seat in Illinois State 4th District House of Representatives

Date: 
04/12/2018
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"It is so cool to see Delia moving forward with the vision of a government that is truly for and by the people," commented 35th Ward Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa* about newly elected 4th District Illinois State House Representative Delia Ramirez

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First shredding and e-recycling of 2018 by SSA #33 in Wicker Park and Bucktown

Date: 
03/09/2018
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The first of five bi-monthly shredding and e-recycling events will be Sat., Mar. 10 from 10 a.m. to noon in the A.N. Pritzker School parking lot, 2020 W. Evergreen.

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Behind the smoke: Pot, porn, guns, FBI job and abuse allegations encircle congressional candidate Benjamin Thomas Wolf

Date: 
03/09/2018
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Benjamin Thomas Wolf, Wicker Park resident, went after national press attention in his race to unseat U.S. Congressman Mike Quigley, 5th District. He is successfully getting the attention. Many area people are relieved that facts behind the smoke are being revealed. 

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Fight to end Illinois' legislative and congressional gerrymandering pushes forward

Date: 
02/26/2018
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Filed today, Monday, February 26, in the 100th General Assembly, House Joint Resolution Constitutional Amendment (HJRCA) 43 is to amend the Illinois Constitution to end

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Santa on the CTA Holiday Train rolled along the Blue Line Saturday

Date: 
12/09/2017
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"Oh, ho, ho," said Santa as his train rolled in to the Damen O'Hare bound Blue Line station around 5 p.m., Sat., Dec. 9.

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Automatic Voter Registration law implementation moves forward

Date: 
11/22/2017
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Implementation of the new Automatic Voter Registration (AVR) law (Public Act 100-46), signed into law in August 2017, was center stage at the Illinois State Board of Elections' (SBE) Monday hearing.

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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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