Elaine Coorens

With a professional background that includes advertising copy writer, corporate manager in advertising/marketing/manufacturing for multiple industries, international newspaper editor/publisher, needlework designer and retail shop owner as well as IT consultant and programmer, Elaine can "speak" in many "languages." A native Chicagoan, her passion for all things community is what led her to become a local author, historian, tour guide and now Editor/Publisher of Our Urban Times. She authored Wicker Park From 1673 Thru 1929 and Walking Tour Guide.

Stories from Elaine Coorens

Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center graded "A" in safety

Date: 
04/30/2016
SMEHC

For the sixth consecutive reporting period, Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (PSMEMC), 2233 W. Division St., has received an "A" Hospital Safety Score

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Help Wanted: Locating Blue Line robbers

Date: 
04/30/2016
Robbers2Ked

Photos of the duo who robbed and beat a young woman on the Blue Line between Kedzie/Homan and Western,

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Two missing men located

Date: 
04/29/2016
GDrzewiecki

Two men, in unrelated situations, were located, according to the Chicago Police Department.

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Orange gnome army swarms Wicker Park and Bucktown, celebrating Arbor Day

Date: 
04/29/2016
GCaptn

In honor of Arbor Day, an army of 84 orange gnomes were transported through out the Wicker Park and Bucktown commercial streets by WPB SSA #33 transporters

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Will East Village's St. Boniface survive the wrecking ball next week?

Date: 
04/29/2016
1990StBon

Once again East Village's historic St. Boniface Church is facing a demolition order. However, the Chicago Academy of Music (CAM)

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Chicago schools: "…being treated like pop-up stores"

Date: 
04/28/2016
CPSExtr

Voices were raised in protest against accepting Federal grant seed money to add 24 new charters in Chicago's already financially strapped system. 

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Man shot in Chicago Grand area during early morning

Date: 
04/23/2016
Output

At 1:55 a.m. Saturday, a 29-year-old man was shot in the neck

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Burnett's attacker charged: Is he a "canary in the coal mine"?

Date: 
04/23/2016
RTaylor

A 30-year-old south side man, Rafheal Taylor, of the 1400 block of S. Canal St. was charged in the attack on 27th Ward Alderman Walter Burnett, Jr.,

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Adventure Stage Chicago once again shows there are heroes

Date: 
04/15/2016
BrosJanice

Creating and telling heroic stories about young people is how Adventure Stage Chicago (ASC) follows the mission of the 125 year old Northwestern Settlement, 1400 W. Augusta.

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Polish Triangle: Opportunity to be first seasonal public space concessionaire

Date: 
04/15/2016
PTCVendArea

UPDATE:
Opportunity is open until the May 6 deadline.

Vendors have an opportunity to be the first seasonal public space concessionaire in Chicago as part of the Activate!Chicago program announced Katherine Darnstadt,

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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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Alderman Hopkins denies demolition of former Ukrainian Dairy with support of other aldermen

Date: 
04/13/2016
BHopkins

Alderman Brian Hopkins, 2nd Ward, denied the demolition permit of the historic property at  1936-44 W. Augusta Blvd. at the Chicago's City Council meeting today.

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Vertical Gallery celebrates their third anniversary with a trio of international duos

Date: 
04/12/2016
TwoDuos

Thoughtful, reflective, dedicated and intense are commonalities of the trio of international duos now being shown at Vertical Gallery, 1016 N.

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How do you link cops and kids positively? Food!

Date: 
04/11/2016
CARTSalsa

Learning to cook and make healthy choices while having fun and bonding with Chicago Police Officers is what the four week multi-hour Cops and Kids Cooking series was all about for kids and cops from the Chicago Police Department's 14th District and Area North CART team. 

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An "L" pulls into new Logan Square "station"

Date: 
04/08/2016
FlyingL

With the breeze making the temperature feel even colder than then the thermometer reading and snow flying sporadically, Thursday afternoon, an "L" car pulled into a new "station" in Logan Square.

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EVA and Hopkins push to save last vestige of Chicago dairy industry along with community history

Date: 
04/05/2016
Augusta1930sparade

"We are 100% committed to saving this building [1944-1936 W. Augusta]," said 2nd Ward Alderman Brian Hopkins. during East Village Association's Monday night meeting in Happy Village, 1059 N Wolcott Ave.

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Two Humboldt Park healthcare providers at loggerheads over federally funded physician training program

Date: 
04/01/2016
SanchezSantiago

A federally funded Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) annual $3.5 million Teaching Health Center (THC) grant began in 2010.

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Avoid being ticketed: Know your street cleaning schedule

Date: 
03/31/2016
StSweeper

Beginning April 1, street cleaning will be coming to your street until mid-November.

Calling all fashion mavens: Annual Closet Clearance Sale at Intuit

Date: 
03/29/2016
Accessoriesy

Fashion mavens will be swarming The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, 756 N. Milwaukee Ave. for the 7th Annual Closet Clearance Sale on Sat., Apr. 2, between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. and noon to 2 on Sun., Apr. 3.

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Johnson becomes Chicago's interim top cop and Escalante returns to the First Deputy Superintendent position

Date: 
03/29/2016
EJohnson

Mayor Rahm Emanuel surprised almost everyone with his move over the holiday weekend to bypass three recommendations from his own Chicago Police Board to fill Chicago's top cop position. He announced that the new Interim Superintendent was to be Eddie T.

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