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Congress Theater owner Erineo “Eddie” Carranza purchases Portage Theater

Erineo “Eddie” Carranza, owner of the Congress Theater, has purchased the historic Portage Theater, according to John Arena, 45th Ward Alderman. "In the short term, nothing will change.

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Experience the end of an era: be part of Chicago's 13th District Police Officer Appreciation Day

As the 13th Police District is about to merge into the 12th, this Appreciation Day seems to be all the more  important, poignant. To honor the men and women in the 13th who have kept the area safe, there will be an evening of food, music, raffles, door prizes and most importantly fellowship. The event will kick off at  6 p.m. and continue until 10 p.m. in St. Helen's School Hall, 2345 W. Augusta Blvd.

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Music, dance, puppets, art and history in Wicker Park this weekend ends 2012 summer series

As some cool breezes begin wafting through Wicker Park, 1425 N. Damen, the Wicker Park Classical Music series will offer its final performances this weekend. The Magic Boat Puppet Theater along with dance, art and history will kick the weekend off on Sat., Sept 8, 11 a.m. til noon in the playground. On Sun., Sept. 9, in the Schiller Grove (corner of Schiller and Damen), the Symphony Sounds String Quartet will perform from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

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Max William Gomez meets the world

Newest member of the Robert and Beth Gomez family arrived special delivery

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Seven local schools part of Chicago Public Schools' Children First

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) announced the 144 “Children First” site locations that will be open to students in the event Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) chooses to strike.

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Chicago Police has one-of-a-kind training module regarding hate crimes

As part of the Chicago Police Department’s priority commitment to address hate crimes and incidents, a collaborative training project between the Chicago Police Department and Anti-Defamation League (ADL) expanded hate crimes training. The project's completion was announced Sept. 6 by Superintendent Garry F. McCarthy.

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Missing Person: Kevin Thorton

UPDATE:
Found safe in Our Lady Resurrection Hospital and is good health.

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Community Alert: Burglaries in the 13th Police District

Burglars have entered homes during the day while residents were away in the 13th Police District.

Incidents have occurred in the:

  • 2300 - 2500 blocks of W. Huron St. to Division St, between Aug. 29 and Sept. 3 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.

About the Offenders

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Car Wash to support Norwegian American Hospital Heart Walk in Humboldt Park

UPDATE:
Due to bad weather, car wash will be held next Fri., Sept. 14, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A $5 car wash ($7 for a SUV or Van) will be at Thomas St. and Sacramento Blvd. to raise funds for the 2012 Metro Chicago Heart Walk, Fri., Sept. 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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