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

Paint a dog and a flower or two Sunday at the Logan Square Dog Park

Date: 
06/11/2016
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After months of preparation, the community has a chance to participate in painting dogs and flowers on the highway wall along the Logan Square Dog Park, 2529 W Logan Blvd, Sunday, June 12, from noon to 6 p.m. 

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State Reps invite Rauner to visit local school that is not "crumbling"

Date: 
06/10/2016
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Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is being invited to join four Illinois State Representatives on a tour of Brentano Math and Science Academy in Logan Square.

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Kasia's Deli founder, Kasia Bober dies at 80

Date: 
06/09/2016
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As a child in Poland, Kazimiera “Kasia” Bober had no shoes and but one dress.

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Meet The Robey Chicago

Date: 
06/08/2016
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While the long awaited new name for the North West Tower Building has not been officially announced, it has been literally run up the flag pole

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This little piggy went to market

Date: 
06/07/2016
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Only seven weeks old, Hamlet visited Wicker Park Farmers Market Sunday and made friends, two- and four-legged ones. 

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Music and food made Sunday in Wicker Park sensational

Date: 
06/07/2016
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The senses of sound, sight and smell were sensationally tantalized June 5 in Wicker Park by music and food. 

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Girl critical, shot in Logan Square neighborhood

Date: 
06/06/2016
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A six-year-old girl was shot in the back at 8:10 p.m., Mon., in the Logan Square neighborhood

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Festive fun from The 606 to Division this weekend

Date: 
06/03/2016
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From Division to Bloomingdale, there will be an explosion of activities this weekend in parts of East Village, Wicker Park, Bucktown, Logan Square and Humboldt Park.

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Police coverage in Wicker Park gains flexibility

Date: 
06/03/2016
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While a moment of terror strikes the heart of those in the Wicker Park and Bucktown neighborhoods when they hear, "there will be no more Chicago Police Wicker Park Detail,"

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Automatic voter registration: IL Senate bill passes the IL House

Date: 
06/01/2016
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Cutting the complexity and cost of voter registration in Illinois will be a reality if yesterday's passage of Illinois Senate SB250 in the Illinois House is not vetoed by Governor Bruce Rauner. 

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Tuesdays at the Triangle has 13 more weeks starting June 7

Date: 
06/01/2016
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At its new time 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays at the Triangle enlivens the Milwaukee, Ashland and Division transportation hub with a mix of talent for the next 13 Tuesdays.

Rosie Quasarano begins 3rd year of living her dream...Cup & Spoon

Date: 
05/24/2016
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Rosie Quasarano starts her seventh year as a Chicagoan and her third year fulfilling her dream as owner of Cup & Spoon,

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Cops caught soliciting again....for Special Olympics!

Date: 
05/20/2016
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Once again 14th District Chicago Police Officers were caught "soliciting" at the Dunkin' Donuts, 2565 W. Fullerton, early Friday morning!

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LBGTQ-friendly, mixed-use development announced by Moreno

Date: 
05/19/2016
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Named The John Pennycuff Memorial Apartments at Robert Castillo Plaza, an LBGTQ-friendly, mixed-use, 88-unit development

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Observe/participate: 16 weeks - "Tuesdays at the Triangle" starts May 17

Date: 
05/14/2016
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This Tuesday, May 17, the  Fourth Season of Tuesdays at the Triangle kicks off a 16-week sensory delight at a new time, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Cook County Board approved an Animal Abuser Registry

Date: 
05/13/2016
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Having been approved by the Cook County Board Law Enforcement Committee despite objections from the Illinois Retail Merchants Association, a Cook County Animal Abuser Registry

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Wild Wild West or Let's Make a Deal? - Chicago's Airbnb, B&Bs, Vacation Rentals and Hostels

Date: 
05/12/2016
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Chicago's rules about temporary housing are one thing and the reality of compliance appears to be another. In fact, Airbnbs, Bed and Breakfasts (B&B), Vacation Rentals and Hostels look like a modern day combined version of the "Wild Wild West" and "Let's Make a Deal." 

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Chicago's top cop: controlling crime requires everyone including criminal justice system

Date: 
05/10/2016
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Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson spoke out in a Sun-Times opinion editorial about conquering the City's crime issues.

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"A night of a Thousand Princes" Purple Walk in Wicker Park

Date: 
05/07/2016
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In honor of pop icon Prince's death, A Night of a Thousand Princes -- Purple Walk attracted people of all ages from all over the City on Friday night in Wicker Park, 1425 N. Damen. 

Wicker Park Plant Sale: perfect for 2016 gardens and Mother's Day gifts

Date: 
05/07/2016
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Hanging baskets, flowering annuals and perennials, herbs, vegetables and cacti are all at the Wicker Park Field House, 1425 N. Damen, ready for Wicker Park Garden Club's (WPGC) Annual Plant Sale, Saturday and Sunday, May 7 and 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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