Our Urban Times

Happenings beginning June 1

"June is bustin' out all over" and with it so are events in the area. There is so much happening that you'll need to make choices from the listings for your weekend.

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Oriental Institute Suq Inventory Sale has many treasures

This year's Suq Inventory Sale, thru June 10, at University of Chicago's Oriental Institute is predicted to be a particularly good one, according to Wicker Park's Denise Browning. Browning should know, she is the shop's manager at 1155 E. 58th St.

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A 10 day mélange of international performance art and events begins June 1

The First Annual Rapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival presented by Defibrillator (dfb) performance art gallery, 1136 N. Milwaukee Ave., begins June 1 and continues through June 10

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Wicker Park Advisory Council special programming with puppets, music, dance and history debuts June 3

Special programming by the Wicker Park Advisory Council (WPAC) is bringing music, art and history to kids of all ages starting June 3, 11 a.m., when the Magic Boat sails in to Wicker Park with an increased crew.

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Farmers are loading up their trucks and will be City bound this weekend

Fire-up those grills, local Farmers Markets begin the 2012 season this weekend on Sun. June 3 and Thurs. June 7. Sunday markets go thru Oct. 28.

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House Bill 1907 passage receives praise from Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy

Giving high praise to the Illinois General Assembly for passage of House Bill 1907, Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy requests Governor Quinn to sign the legislation.

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Lauren Obrien charged with two counts of robbery

Charged with one count of Armed Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon and one count of Aggravated Robbery, Lauren Obrien, 18, is from the 300 block of North Morgan Lane in Fox River Grove. She was captured on May 30 and is set to appear in court on June 1.

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