Chick-fil-A, bars and games, record movie-going crowds, robberies, and much more

Chick-fil-A will most likely have a new location on Elston Avenue according to Alderman Joe Moreno

Chick-fil-A will probably be added to the businesses along Elston Ave. in the parking lot of the Home Depot, according to  1st Ward Alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno.

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Happenings beginning August 3

Shakespeare, art exhibits, performance art, puppets with dance, art, history and classical music and farmers markets are all part of this weekend.

Let us know about events and news you know about and remember you can post community events in the calendar. Register under the "Event Calendar" red bar on the right, or log in if you are already registered. Then add an event.

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Magic Boat docks in Wicker Park with puppets, music, dance, art and history on board

The Magic Boat with a team of collaborators (Culture Lady, Easel Art, Dance to Evolve) will dock in Wicker Park's Children's Playground on Sun., Aug.5, at 11 a.m. with a boat load of fun educational activities on board.

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Raiders of the Lost Ark breaks attendance records for Wicker Park's movie nights

"We had one of the biggest all-ages crowds for our movie night, thousands attended!," reports Susan Fontana, a member of the Wicker Park Advisory Council. People were on the grass from the dog park, along Schiller down to the grove as well as along Wicker Park Ave.

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Barathon raises $5,000 for Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center's Breast Cancer Program

In 2002 Liz Martin and Marge Kozak created the Barathon. This year they donated $5,000 from their July 21 event to Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center's (SMEMC) Breast Cancer Program.

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You can file an assessment evaluation complaint online for your property

Cook County Board of Review is accepting pre-registration 2012 property assessment complaints online. This permits all property owners to submit their appeal before each township officially opens.

Pre-registration will end once the township is open. Complaints will be reviewed by the Board once the township is opened.

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Illinois small business job creation tax credit comes back for small businesses

In hopes that it will generate more jobs, the State of Illinois lawmakers decided to reinstate the Illinois Small Business Job Creation Tax Credit effective July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2016.

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Wicker Part store owners ripped off by flashmob robbers speak out

Despite locking the robbers in the store, yelling for help, calling 911 and sustaining bruises, Luke and Candace Cho, owners of Mildblend Supply Company, lost at least $3,000 in merchandise Saturday night as revelers at the Wicker Park Fest strolled by their store, 1342 N. Milwaukee Ave.,

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A coffee lover's comment from California

Maybe you are such coffee addict as I. Yes, I can’t imagine that I couldn’t get my cups of finest coffee each day. I usually need 8-12 cups per day.

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Crime Alert: Garage burglaries in the 13th Police District

Burglaries have occurred in garages. Offenders entered garages and stole items from within the vehicles parked inside the garages.

Residents are asked to be observant take precaution.

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Missing Person: Farris Jewell

A 78-year-old resident in the 2400 block of N. California, Farris Jewell has not been seen since July 30.

He suffers from dementia. He was last seen wearing a white sleeveless shirt and blue jeans, while driving a red 1998 Dodge pickup truck with Illinois license plate X512383. He has family in Milwaukee, WI.

If located, contact Area North Special Victims Unit (SVU) at 312.744.8200 or Detective North SVU at 312.744.8266.

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Wanted for attempted Criminal Sexual Assault and Armed Robbery -- 14th District

Multiple incidents of an offender approaching lone females have occurred in the early morning hours in Humboldt and Wicker Park Area.

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Flashmob robbers hit Wicker Park clothing store during Festival

As many are happily roaming Milwaukee Avenue during the Wicker Park Festival, a mob of more than 20 black and 1 white males swarmed into the Mildblend Supply Co., 1342 N. Milwaukee, on Sat. July 28, with robbery in mind.

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Iris Millan is leaving 1st Ward Alderman Moreno's office this week

Iris Millan is leaving 1st Ward Alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno's office the end of the month to take on a new role in the community.

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