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Chicago is taking the mystery out of recycling and trash pickups

Date: 
01/11/2018
GiveBack

An easy to use website divided in four sections provides information with pictures and minimal text on City Services, Blue Cart Basics and Your Questions, Answered as well as a guide as to what and how to recycle and information about the recycling schedule.

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West Town Dog Parade successful tribute to Chicago Parks

Date: 
08/07/2017
DogsMeetHrs

Keeping kids off the streets and in Chicago's Parks was the inspiration, says David Ramos, President, Smith Park Advisory Council (SPAC), for the 1st Annual West Town Dog Parade that began in Commercial Park, 1845 W. Rice St., and ended in Smith Park, 2526 W. Grand Ave. on July 29.

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Take a walk with your neighbors: 3rd Annual Block Party for The 606

Date: 
06/02/2017
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From 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 3, fun events, music and activities will be underway from one end of The 606 to the other during the 3rd Annual 606 Block Party: A Walk with Neighbors. Everyone is invited to participate in the free event.

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Most Earth Day participants ever: Friends of the Parks

Date: 
04/24/2017
JIrizarry

Standing at the Humboldt Park Boat House on Saturday, Friends of the Parks' Executive Director Juanita Irizarry declares

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Eckhart Park had record number of cleaner-uppers on Earth Day

Date: 
04/23/2017
Grove

From one end of Eckhart Park, 1330 W. Chicago, to another, 30 volunteers were busily cleaning up the park on Earth Day.

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Humboldt Park kicked off area Halloween celebrations with Pumpkin Patch Day

Date: 
10/28/2016
PosingForMom

Chicago Park District's Humboldt Park festivities began Halloween celebrations last week Saturday, Oct. 22, with the Pumpkin Patch Day.

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One car crashes IN Wicker Park while second in pursuit: Road rage and consequences

Date: 
08/16/2016
Cars

In a case of road rage around Ashland and Milwaukee, a pursuit ended with two cars IN Wicker Park Monday night around 5:30 p.m. 

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Humboldt Park Beach opened Friday

Date: 
08/06/2016
eLeaders

After a long fought battle to save the Humboldt Park's beach, originally created in 1973, three women rejoiced Friday,

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Music and food made Sunday in Wicker Park sensational

Date: 
06/07/2016
AudWPCS

The senses of sound, sight and smell were sensationally tantalized June 5 in Wicker Park by music and food. 

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The 606 News: Park 572 soon to be named Bloomingdale Trail…maybe

Date: 
04/13/2016
VGarcia

Chicago Park 572 (Bloomingdale Trail) is soon to be named the Bloomingdale Trail, said Vivian Garcia, Area Manager of the 606, during the Friends of Bloomingdale Trail (FBT) Park Advisory Council

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Community complaints kept ATVs off the Bloomingdale Trail on The 606

Date: 
03/06/2016
FSaldana

Community complaints about the loud noise of the All Terrain Vehicles (ATV) on The 606

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Wicker Park Ice Rink: Hopes for long stretch of cold temps despite raindrops

Date: 
12/18/2015
Culliton

WickerICE, Wicker Park's ice rink, is up. Unfortunately only ducks would be happy with its ice status. Though temps are going down for a few days, they are expected to be back up next week. But, the Culliton family have high hopes for at least a few days of skating this season, even as  they were checking the rink amid raindrops this last week. 

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The 606's first holiday event postponed

Date: 
12/12/2015
PromenLgts

Predictions of heavy rain and storms on Sunday caused the The People's Promenade: A Walk with Light to be postponed from Sun., Dec. 13 to Sun., Dec. 20, by The 606 event planners. 

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Dog Park actions: Wicker Park cleaning and Logan Square Planting

Date: 
11/06/2015
DogonBack

Wicker Park's dog park event is Sat., Nov. 7, and Logan Square's dog park event is Fri., Nov. 13.

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Boo-Palooza battled weather but spirits were high and crowds reveled

Date: 
10/30/2015
CatRebound

While the giant air-filled cat was momentarily hobbled by a deluge of rain and gusts of wind, it rebounded quickly, just like the volunteers, vendors and Halloween revelers on Sat., Oct. 24, at Boo-Palooza in Wicker Park, 1425 N. Damen. 

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AT&T gives back to community helping Wicker Park's Boo-Palooza happen

Date: 
10/28/2015
AT&TEngineeringTeam

When an annual community event rolls around each year like clockwork, most people think about the fun not what it takes to make it happen. But AT&T recognized the Wicker Park Advisory Council's (WPAC) years of community efforts and gave back to the community for Boo-Palooza 2015

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The 606 Ambassadors: More eyes on the Trail

Date: 
08/27/2015
HendricksErlich

Dressed in The 606 logoed T-shirt and cap and armed with a walkie talkie, 16 youths, hired as Ambassadors by the Youth Service Project (YSP), 3944 W North Ave #2, in partnership with the Trust for Public Lands (TPL), are walking in shifts, back and forth, on the Bloomingdale Trail. 

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Agreement in final stages for Wicker-ICE community ice rink...now to the funding and volunteers

Date: 
08/13/2015
Wicker-ICERnd

What started at the beginning of the year with a couple of people in Wicker Park wanting to enjoy a community ice rink has snowballed into a full-fledged possibility because of the work and persistence of several people, the co-operation of the Chicago Park District and 1st Ward Alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno.

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Wicker Park campers and teen leaders went circus this summer

Date: 
08/10/2015
WolfgangWheel

Over 125 summer campers and teen-age leaders experienced circus training this year in Wicker Park. 

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Wicker Park's Yoga Class broke attendance records with almost 300 focused on relaxing

Date: 
07/13/2015
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Last Tuesday, almost 300 were seen searching for relaxation at Wicker Park's free yoga class, beating all attendance records.

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