Green Music Fest street closings, Mural Project on Milwaukee, Police officers past and present honored, GGNA goes social, Wicker Park Pioneer Dies, Platinum LEED Award and more!

Wicker Park street closings announced for Green Music Fest and patience and understanding requested

Organizers for this weekend's Green Music Fest (GMF) announce street closings and request for patience and understanding in the Wicker Park neighborhood for the weekend event which is Saturday and Sunday, June 22-23.

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Mural replacement on Milwaukee Avenue is funded at Mautene (Jan Metzger) Court in Wicker Park

A proposal to replace the graffitized Wicker Park mural at 1260 N. Milwaukee Ave., next to Mautene Court (a.k.a. Jan Metzker Court), was approved for funding at the WPB SSA #33 commission meeting on Wed., June 19. 

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Fallen Chicago Police Officers between 1894 and 2001 honored at 12th District Advisory Committee

Twelve fallen Chicago Police officers, between 1894 and 2001, were honored at the 12th District Advisory Committee (DAC) meeting June 13 in the 12th District Station, 1412 S. Blue Island. District stats and special recognition for the District and Officers as well as other announcements and upcoming events were part of the meeting.

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Greater Goethe Neighbors have a successful first quarterly social in Logan Square

Greater Goethe Neighbors Association (GGNA) is pursuing more social time with neighbors. They began with their 1st Quarterly Social at Paladar Restaurant and Rum Bar's new location at 2252 N. Western Ave. 

In the midst of socializing, Sally Hamann, President of GGNA, greeted everyone and introduced Vicky Schmidt.

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Search is on for Blue, gender neutral, "Men"

Being blue and a male are not requirements to be a Blue Man, but being between 5 foot 10 inches and 6 feet 1 inch tall is, if you would like to be employed by the Blue Man Group. The international entertainment group is holding an open casting call Tues., July 9 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Briar Street Theatre, 3133 N. Halsted St. 

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Jim Walsh, Wicker Park pioneer and architect succumbs to post polio syndrome

On June 7, just days after his 75th birthday, Jim (James M.) Walsh was felled by a childhood disease…polio, that first ravished his small body before entering kindergarten. 

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Ultimately Green: Green Exchange is LEED Platinum Certified in Logan Square

The greenest of the green certifications is Platinum and the Green Exchange (Gx), 2545 W.

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Goodbye Bloomingdale Trail hello The 606

The whispers and speculations about changing the name of the Bloomingdale Trail were true. So erase Bloomingdale Trail from your notes and contact lists and enter "The 606," as in the City's zip code. 

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Join the Illinois State Fire Marshal's 100th year celebration of America's National Home Safety Month

Initiated to create a culture of safety awareness at home, in the work place, schools, daycare centers and senior housing facilities, this year's theme is "Safety starts with me!" 

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Neighbors and Engine 43 save building from damage in Bucktown

Flames were licking their way from under the lid of a dumpster and eventually along the backwall of a Western Ave. building just north of Belden Ave. in Bucktown, Monday evening after 8:30 p.m., when a neighbor stopped and called 911. 

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