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No goats but several sites: Recycling Christmas trees

Date: 
01/02/2017
GoatEasing

While feeding your Christmas tree to a goat in Chicago is not as possible as in Fariboult, MN, what is possible is recycling it responsibly through the City and the Chicago Park District between January 3 and 21.

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Dangers and delights of collecting and giving

Date: 
12/22/2016
BearGang

Weird things can happen when you declare that you're a collector of some thing…like bears...teddy or not. 

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Behold, and hold, the simple teddy bear, a toy with Chicago ties

By: 
Rick Kogan
Date: 
12/10/2016
TBears

So, where is my teddy bear? 

It's been a while. Is he tucked into a drawer some place? Or in one of the astonishing number of boxes I have in various storage facilities all over town,

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BMW owners be aware of recall

Date: 
10/31/2016
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BMW is recalling several vehicles because of a fuel pump issue

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Open House Chicago includes the West Town community area

Date: 
10/13/2016
StJohnCantius

Of the 200 cool places to visit during the two-day Open House Chicago (OHC*) annual architecture event put on by the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) on Oct. 15 and 16, there will be eighteen open in Chicago's West Town Community Area. Six of those are in the Ukrainian Village.

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The Science of Happiness at WestTown Library: A CPL MOOC!

Date: 
09/09/2016
Online

"The Science of Happiness" peer study group for an online university class through the Chicago Public Library began in the West Town Branch Library,

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New mural on Mural Building to change image of child welfare

Date: 
02/25/2016
YourCity

When "foster home" is mentioned, what image comes to mind? A family bringing a child or children into their home? If yes, be ready for an image adjustment.

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Teens human trafficking Walk-a-thon Saturday to bring awareness to a growing "industry"

Date: 
06/12/2015
HelpMe

Human trafficking…slavery… is a multi-billion dollar "industry." It isn't just "there" it is HERE and it is growing! Saturday, June 13, Teens against human trafficking Walk-a-thon is to

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Mutual father and daughter admiration and respect: Alderman Rey Colon and Kristiana

Date: 
07/11/2014
KRColon

Considering that Logan Square's Rey and April Colon met in a college writing class and both encouraged their children to be involved in the arts, it is understandable that their offspring might incorporate these skills and talents in their adult lives. But, daughter Kristiana Rae has taken talent added perseverance, hard work, passion and heart too. 

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45th Annual Gay Pride Parade June 29 may present travel challenges: CTA Info

Date: 
06/26/2014
PrideFlgs

The 45th Annual Gay Pride Parade on Sunday, June 29, will introduce some travel challenges for those attending and heading toward or through the area. It steps off at noon from Montrose and Broadway. 

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Be prepared everywhere all the time…here's how

Date: 
05/16/2014
BePrepared2

In a world where the number of disasters and tragedies seem to be on the increase, the Boy Scout and Girl Scout mottos "Be prepared!"  are shining beacons for meeting new challenges, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). They point to cell phone apps as a way to "be prepared" where ever you are.

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Millennials, GenX, Hipster and Gen We: What is behind the labels?

Date: 
04/17/2014
Guy

As I was doing some online searching for "millennials" and "hipsters," for the 25 cities story, I came across a website. Actually the story* title "Millennials (A.K.A Mostly Hipsters) blaming others for their uselessness" is what caught my attention. 

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Joe Lake leaves Chicago but not its political scene -- he dons his cape of justice again

Date: 
02/04/2014
JLake

Joe Lake, former Wicker Park and Bucktown resident, has physically crossed Chicago's borders to reside in the northwest suburbs, but he is not leaving the city's political scene anytime soon, he said Sat., Feb. 1. 

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Life Coach Margaret Briem looks at Image vs Substance

Date: 
09/19/2013
MBriem

ABC’s Desperate Housewives was a guilty pleasure for many, myself included. What stood out from the beginning for the show was that no matter how perfect the exterior, the interior could be flawed.

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Heat warnings...stay safe

Date: 
08/27/2013
HeatWarning

Climbing temperatures have caused a notice from the Office of emergency Management and Communictions (OEMC) for the next few days.

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Chicago beaches open with new warning system -- swim at your own risk

Date: 
05/25/2012
BeachBallPail

With the opening of Chicago beaches on Fri. May 25, at 11 a.m., the Chicago Park District (CPD) will no longer close beaches to swimmers based on e.coli levels.

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Five year journey to motherhood...Ilene Hopkins story

Date: 
03/02/2012
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It has taken 5 years of paperwork and inspections but Ilene Hopkins, a Chicago police officer formerly in the 13th District, is now a mom. Her new daughter waited for her arrival in China and they are U.S.A. bound.

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Tips on making holidays special and stress-free

Date: 
12/09/2011
HappyHolidayOrnaments

While special needs children may require more efforts to keep them stress-free during the holiday season, people of all ages with or without special needs might  find stress reduceres in at least some of Julie Martin's tips for planning ahead.

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Bike registration can get you a free helmet or lock on June 11

Date: 
06/09/2011
SingleBike

If you are among the those bringing your bicycle to the Police Department bike registration on Sat. June 11, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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Astrologically speaking 2011 has a good start

Date: 
01/04/2011
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As the new year begins astrologer Victoria Martin shares some highlights.

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