Community

Parks

Historic visit: four generations of Smith Park's namesake

Date: 
10/18/2019
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For many people involved with Smith Park, 2526 West Grand Ave., history came alive with a unique visit from four generations of Smiths. 

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Historic Event

September once again plays an important role in Wicker Park's "life"

Date: 
09/06/2019
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Thanks to D.S. Lee's land purchases starting in 1847, M.L. Stewart's efforts in 1868, Alderman McGrath's action with Chicago's City Council on Sept. 19, 1870, followed by Stewart's generosity on Sept. 26, 1870, and the 2019 $67,000 gift from the Wicker Park Bucktown SSA #33, there will be a celebration in Wicker Park, 1425 N. Damen. Ave., Sun., Sept. 8, at noon. Everyone is invited to be part of the event at the iconic Gurgoyle Fountain. 

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Library News

Big reveal: Chicago Public Library elimination of most fees and debt forgiveness

Date: 
10/01/2019
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The big Chicago Public Library (CPL) news reveal by Mayor Lightfoot that West Town Library's Stephanie Flinchbaugh said would occur this week took place on Monday. As of Oct. 1, no library patron will be charged overdue fines on all CPL-owned items currently in circulation and all outstanding late fees will be removed.

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Education Issues

No holds barred at City Council Special Education hearing despite CPS' hire announcement: Who holds the power?

Date: 
01/20/2018
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One hour before the start of the City Council Special Education hearing the Friday before a holiday weekend, Jan. 12, at 2:30 p.m., with the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) interim CEO, Dr. Janice Jackson, CPS announced adding special education positions. Aldermen were angry

School News

CPS strike: Up close engagement

Date: 
10/25/2019
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The Eagle looked down from its 70-foot perch at a swarm of singing, chanting, marching, drum banging and sign waving Chicago Public School (CPS) teachers and their strike supporters Tuesday morning. They were shoulder to shoulder around the Illinois Centennial Monument surrounded by Milwaukee, Kedzie Avenues and Logan Boulevard. A few of the teachers were willing to share their thoughts on education in Chicago and working conditions.

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Resident News

Residents and Chicago Police partner: Setting 2020 community policing strategic plans

Date: 
10/11/2019
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Chicago Police Department (CPD) Districts, partnering with community business owners and residents, are in the midst of developing their 2020 Community Policing Strategic Plans. It is not too late to participate. 

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People Profiles

It's all about community and partnerships: Adam Henkels, CAPS Sergeant, 14th District

Date: 
03/15/2017
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"It's a bit like coming home," says Sergeant Adam Henkels, Chicago Police Department's (CPD) 14th District,

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Alums

Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer was "born" close by

Date: 
12/24/2010
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Montgomery Ward company, in 1939, gave a thirty-four year old copywriter named Robert  L. May, the task of creating a Christmas story for a promotional booklet to be given out to shoppers.

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