Community

Covers information for the Chicago neighborhoods from Fullerton and Chicago Avenue between the River and California Ave. They include: Bucktown, East Village, Noble Square, Ukrainian Village, West Town and Wicker Park.

COVID-19 More Closings

STAY HOME SAVE LIVES! Closed: Parks, playlots, The 606, Riverwalk and the lakefront

Date: 
03/26/2020
MayorLightfoot

Mayor Lori Lightfoot along with Chicago Police Department's (CPD) acting Superintendent Charlie Beck, Chicago Park District CEO Michael Kelly, Chicago Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady and several suburban mayors echoed "STAY HOME SAVE LIVES" in a press conference early this afternoon.

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Historically Speaking

Celebration of victory: Cinco de Mayo

Date: 
05/05/2020
HappyCincodeMayo

Cinco de Mayo* celebrations commemorate one battle that occurred on May 5, 1862. It was the Battle of Puebla during the French-Mexican War (1861 to 1867). 

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Library News

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

Date: 
10/01/2019
BooksOnShelves

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
KeenanJackson

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

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) suspends in-person classes thru June 18

Date: 
04/17/2020
LightfootJackson

Governor J.B. Pritzker's announcement mid afternoon has prompted Chicago Public Schools (CPS) to suspend in-person instruction through the end of this school year, June 18, 2020, to protect the health and well-being of students, staff and Chicagoans due to the COVID-19 crisis. 

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Resident News

Happy Census Day: Prove you count…Fill-in a 2020 Census

Date: 
04/01/2020
Cencus2020

Your future, as well everyone else's in the State of Illinois, depends on you being counted in the 2020 Census count.

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People Profiles

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

Date: 
03/15/2017
HenkelsTlks

"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
Rudoph

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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