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Wicker Park businesses react to possible new round of looting

Date: 
08/10/2020
ClosedStores

UPDATE:
*IPS added ramp closure of Interstate 90 northbound and southbound at Division until 6 a.m. on Tuesday.

This morning's news about Sunday night and Monday morning looting in the loop and in the North/Clybourn area has Wicker Park businesses concerned and officials taking new tactics.

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To open or not to open: Many businesses are unsure when and how or if

Date: 
06/03/2020
JanikPatio

With the initial move into the Phase 3 opening of Chicago amid the COVID-19 pandemic on Wed., June 3, many businesses remain uncertain about when, how and if they'll open.

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Looting cripples Wicker Park and Bucktown businesses: Downtown businesses suffer worse

Date: 
05/31/2020
GarfieldsOutside

Looters were on a rampage along Milwaukee, Ashland and Elston Avenues in Wicker Park and Bucktown throughout the early morning hours of Sunday, May 31.

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Tax payments today? Why? Options?

Date: 
04/15/2020
ChainKeyBrd

"Do I or don't I have to make a State of Illinois 1st quarter 2020 estimated profit tax deposit today," ask several business owners as well as contract and gig workers.

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Fifty /50 Group fights for "family" and others...with food

Date: 
04/01/2020
GregScott

Local restaurateurs Greg Mohr and Scott Weiner fight for their "family" and others in Chicago's food service industry and beyond by feeding as many as possible. And, they could use your help.

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Target job openings at new Logan Square store

Date: 
02/03/2020
TargetLSrend

Target will be opening a new small-format store in Logan Square at 2434 N. Sacramento Ave. on April 5 and is now beginning to hire 70 people for its 12th small-format store in the Chicago are, like the Wicker Park location, 1664 W Division St, which opened in the summer of 2018

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A cup of coffee with a side of hope and occasionally an angel

Date: 
01/24/2020
SOHSandeeTesla

A Sip of Hope, 3039 W. Fullerton Ave., is more than a coffee shop. It's a place where "it's ok NOT to be ok," to talk about coping…or trying to cope…with your own mental challenges or those of someone else and a place to occasionally meet an angel.

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Whisk closed by State of Illinois in Ukrainian Village

Date: 
09/13/2019
WhiskFrnt

Large green signs on the window and door of Whisk, 2018 W. Chicago Ave., in Ukrainian Village give warning that Whisk's business certificate of registration is revoked. 

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Small business improvement funding opportunity opens September 3

Date: 
08/30/2019
Money

Small businesses have an opportunity to obtain grants through the Small Business Improvement Fund (SBIF) starting Sept. 3. Applications close on Oct. 3. 

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Opening for WPB End of Summer Sale: Reckless Records new Bargain Basement

Date: 
08/20/2019
NewBargainBsemnt

Treasures from yesterday and yesteryear can be added to your music collection from Reckless Records, 1379 N. Milwaukee Ave., new Bargain Basement, opening during Wicker Park Bucktown’s (WPB) annual End of Summer Sale Aug. 24 and 25. Posters, vintage and new, are also making their debut this weekend.

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Norwegian American Hospital honors murdered staffer: Candice Dickerson

Date: 
05/10/2019
 NadiyaChaudharyCandice

Shot to death while standing in a Metro PCS store around 8:05 p.m. on April 26, Candice Dickerson was honored by her family, friends and the Norwegian American Hospital (NAH) "family" on Tuesday at the hospital, 1044 N Francisco Ave. 

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300 bags of chickpeas delivered to Sultan's Market

Date: 
04/01/2019
SultanUnPacking

Standing outside Sultan's Market, 2057 W. North Ave., owner Masada Ramli explains that it took three months for her 300 bag order of organic chickpeas to arrive from Istanbul, Turkey. 

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Two workers hurt in Sipi Metals furnace explosion

Date: 
01/30/2019
SipiLongVw

Two workers suffered burns from a foundry furnace explosion Wednesday in Sipi Metals, 1720 N. Elston Ave., at 12:15 p.m.

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Copper thieves leave Wicker Park and Bucktown businesses powerless

Date: 
01/27/2019
CopperTheft

From December 16 to January 24, thieves have struck five businesses along Milwaukee Ave. from the 1600 North to the 2000 North block.

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U.S. Census Field Supervisor job openings

Date: 
12/07/2018
ThereRJobs

The Census Bureau’s Chicago Regional Office is in search of six to fifteen Field Supervisors for managing data collection.

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Volumes pops up in Water Tower: An experiment in expansion?

Date: 
11/06/2018
VolumesWtrTwr

Wicker Park's Volumes Bookcafe is popping-up on the 6th Level of Water Tower Place, in the heart of the Magnificent Mile. They'll be in that space until the end of January 2019, open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

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Neighbors fire out concerns at potential new Damen Ave. event space operators

Date: 
10/25/2018
ThreeOperators

A crowd fired out concerns about a proposed PPA (Public Place of Amusement) license for the ground level corner space of 1714 N. Damen, during 32nd Ward Alderman Scott Waguespack's public meeting in the proposed space, Monday evening. 

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Target hires team to open small-format Wicker Park store

Date: 
05/15/2018
TargetLkngEast

Target's opening of their Chicago area's 84th store at 1664 W. Division St., in Wicker Park is one step closer to their anticipated July 22 opening. They interviewed 300 job seekers over six days for a range of positions, including team leaders.

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The WasteShed celebrates reuse and smashes their own collection records

Date: 
04/17/2018
FabricsERay

The 3.5 tons of donated art, craft and school materials, in first quarter 2018, has smashed all quarter collection records for four-year-old The WasteShed, 2842 W. Chicago Ave.

Rare Fruit Collective: Stop motion imbued with Chicago grit

Date: 
01/24/2018
PartnersPD

Francisco Pato’s creative mind is ever attentive as he bikes around Logan Square, scanning streets and alleyways for bits of material.

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