Linkypoos, a Local Links Column

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First off in linkypoos, a crime alert has been issued in District 14 due to a rash of armed robberies, mostly occurring in Wicker Park. Brandishing a handgun, a male offender wearing a dark blue skull cap, gray hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans, attacks victims on the street, demanding their wallets, money and cell phones. According to this WLS article, the lone male offender described as a “black man aged 23 to 40, 5’7” to 6’1”, 155-200 lbs.” The following is a list of locations and time of the robberies:

–1500 block of North Greenview, Oct. 9 at 6:23 a.m.

–1400 block of North Milwaukee, Oct. 10 at 3:30 a.m.

–2200 block of North Milwaukee, Oct. 11 at 2:30 a.m.

–1200 block of North Greenview, Oct. 12 at 1:10 a.m.

–600 block of West Le Moyne, Oct. 16 at 4:30 p.m.

Anyone with information should call detectives at (312) 746-8362.

The news world is all abuzz about all the new Caribou Coffee locations that are opening up in the Chicago area like the one right in our neck of the woods on Damen. Read about the company’s new endeavors here on Biz Journals, Chicago Business, and the Tribune.

Redeye’s Ruthie Kott was at the Akira’s Hall of Mirrors fashion show where 40 models donned the North Avenue clothing company’s new fall trends. Check out photos and a recap of the event here. The next Akira fashion show will be held at the Lyric Opera on March 21.

There’s a 19th Century firehouse-turned-home up for sale in the 1300 block of North Wolcott, via Chicago Curbed.

A new restaurant called The Trenchman is moving into the former Spring space at 2001 W. North, per this Chicago Eater post by Ari Bendersky.

Do you collect city stickers on your windshield as a sort of memory scrap book, or know someone who does? Per this Oct. 18, 2011 WGN story, you could receive a $120 fine.

In other city news, we noticed an ad in the Public Notices section of this past Sunday’s Chicago Tribune,  for Cook County Department of Revenue’s Voluntary Disclosure Program pertaining to Home Rules Tax.  According to the ad, and this link, those who voluntarily register prior to Oct 31, 2011 will receive waived penalty charges.

Check out this ChicagoTalks article about Grand Bizzare, the new gallery at 1418 W. Division. Their first show, “Of Fur and Fang: A Paper-mache Expose, opened October 7th and is still viewable.

Did you run in the Bucktown 5k? Watch this youtube video of 4800 runners streaming past a camera placed one block away from the starting point. Maybe you’ll see yourself!

This Medill article focuses on the apparent gentrification of the West Bucktown and Logan Square neighborhoods.

The Fifty/50, 2047 W. Division, will be holding their annual Halloween Bash starting at 7p.m. on Saturday,  October 29. Have a ghoulish time with halloween-themed Stoli drinks, domestic beers, wines and a food buffet from 10p.m. until 1a.m. Tickets are $50 and must be purchased here or here.

-Nandika Gervais

(ed. NOTE: The weekly pipeline e-newsetter and its Week Ahead calendar are on break this week, in order to focus on Celebrate! magazine. Call 773-960-3997 to participate, deadline Nov. 4. Pictured are mini vinyl figurines by artist Scott Tolleson, whom we had the pleasure of meeting this past Saturday night during the opening of OhNoDoom’s Le Petit Monstres exhibit and photographs snapped inside of foreclosed and abandoned homes by Alyssa Miserendino, who is one of three artists contributing to SPACES: defined, now through Nov. 2, 2011 at the Eye Want Gallery.

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