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Donuts and Chicago make a perfect pairing at Stan's and Superior Donuts

Date: 
02/10/2017
IDSite

"Superior Donuts," a new CBS sitcom promoted its début with free donuts at Stan's Do

Holiday cheer spread thanks to Northwestern Settlement and 12th District Chicago Police

Date: 
12/22/2016
RamirezWBags

The 125-year-old Northwestern Settlement (NS), 1400 W. Augusta, and the 181 (approximately) -year-old Chicago Police Department (COD) partnered on Monday.

CTA Christmas bus runs on the #56 Milwaukee route Tuesday and Wednesday

Date: 
11/29/2016
HolidayBus

Ralphie the Reindeer, wrapped around the 60-foot CTA #56 Milwaukee bus will be heading north from the Jefferson/Lake stop at approximately 12:15 p.m., Tues., Nov. 29. On Wed.,

"Hillary Clinton" speaks out about status of presidential race

Date: 
10/30/2016
ComeyDemnds

In Logan Square on Sunday, "Hillary Clinton"* commented on the status of the Presidential race. 

Weather forecasting indicators...

Date: 
10/13/2016
WhrIndic

When the month is October, the location is Chicago, certain visual indicators

Gnome found in Jewel freezer

Date: 
05/07/2016
InJewel

My fellow Orange Gnomes are having many adventures, only some of which I have learned about.

Believe it or not...A goat in a turtleneck

Date: 
11/02/2015
GoatInTN

Notice anything unusual?

One hour to be returned Sunday at 2 a.m.

Date: 
10/30/2015
FallBack

That hour you've been looking for since last March 8, we have it on good authority that it will be returned at 2 a.m. on Sunday!

Wicker Park deer loves new snow fall

Date: 
03/23/2015
2015WPDeerinsnow

With "dibs furniture" gone and the ugly gray snow melted,

Remember: Fall back!

Date: 
11/01/2014
Fallback

A whole hour is being returned to you Sunday, Nov. 2, at 2 a.m.! 

What do you think?: Reconfiguring gateways to Wicker Park, East Village, Pulaski Park and Noble Square -- The Polish Triangle

Date: 
10/08/2014
Placemakers

Work by the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) on the Polish Triangle, bordered by Milwaukee, Division and Ashland, is in the planning stages and the Polish Triangle Coalition (PTC) is soliciting community input about the revitalization of this gateway to four of Chicago's historic yet vibrant neighborhoods. 

Stress relief is healthy…laughter is an option: Robin Williams and Carol Burnett

Date: 
08/14/2014
WilliamsBurnett

"One of the best things I can do for myself to relieve stress is to laugh. The benefits of laughing have been widely documented to support good health," were the opening sentences in an email today. 

Have you seen a hawk in the hood?

Date: 
03/29/2014
Cooper

As Mother-Nature begins to loosen her grip on winter, one expects to see more birds and squirrels but that is not what is happening in some backyards. Dina Petrakis spotted this fellow in a tree in the Wicker Park area. He is a Copper's Hawk.

St. Patrick's Day: Saints, Leprechauns, pots of gold, the Blarney stone and statistics

Date: 
03/16/2014
LeprechauPot

This year everyone started being Irish on Friday and it will last til the last hangover is conquered on Tuesday.

But what is St. Patrick's Day about anyway?

There are three ways to look at the celebration that occurs each March 17th: As a religious celebration, as a fairy tale or as an opportunity for amazing  statistics. 

More frequent Blue Line Trains Saturday

Date: 
03/14/2014
BluelineShamrock

In consideration of the St. Patrick's Day celebrations, The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) will be running Blue Line trains more frequently on Sat. Mar. 15.

The extra service will be between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

"Thank you" given in Wicker Park...nice!

Date: 
01/21/2014
TU

Someone went out of their way to say "Thank you!" for snow removal along Ashland Ave. between North Ave. and Blackhawk.

The sidewalk snow removal in that area and on other streets in SSA #33 in Wicker Park and Bucktown is a contracted service with Christy Webber Landscapes.

Christy Webber lights up Chicago Cubs' Wrigley Field

Date: 
12/19/2013
WebberWrigleyField

The name on the Chicago Cubs' Wrigley Field marque may look familiar...Christy Webber. For the second year, Christy Webber Farm & Garden Center is donating 25% of the net profits from their new Christmas tree lot at Wrigley Field to Cubs Charities*. 

Stay safe out there Halloweeners

Date: 
10/31/2013
Wolf

Whether you are a salivating wolf, a surprised hat-less witch or a cute pumpkin in a pumpkin patch, the Chicago Police Department is reminding you of some simple, common-sense safety tips while trick-or-treating. 

Charlie, one of Remix Chicago's surprises in Logan Square

Date: 
09/07/2013
CharlieUpClose

The Remix, Rethink Recycle event in Logan Square on Milwaukee Ave.  Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 was filled with surprises…among them Charlie, the camel.

He is a gentle giant who lives in Barrington with a few other camels, but he travels all over the country.

He was quite the gentleman and very patient with the children who rode on him.