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By at December 20, 2011 | 4:30 pm | Print released a surveillance video of a taxicab crashing into Prasino a few weeks back.

MetalMiner, a blog that focuses on sourcing and trading intelligence for global metal markets, recently posted this article about Wicker Park’s The Bedford. They’ve got great pics of the bar’s giant bank vault, which is of course metal. They were also diggin’ on the interior’s other shiny details like the copper deposit boxes. They’re not the only ones who love Chef Mark Steuer’s much talked about spot, as Alderman Moreno had his team’s holiday party there. (photo of dinner at The Bedford, by Philin Phlash, right)

If you live in the 1st Ward and have any question for Alderman Moreno, you can get your chance this Wednesday, Dec. 21st, during his live television appearance on CAN TV-21 at 7 p.m. In case you can’t catch the show, you can post questions to this thread on Everyblock, CAN TV’s Facebook page, or follow along on Twitter.

Alderman Waguespack made the media rounds this week, talking to Gaper’s Block about transportation issues in the 32nd ward like the hellish Damen/Elston/Fullerton intersection, bike lane additions, the Bloomingdale Trail, and possible new bus routes for Elston or Clybourn (which would be awesome). He was also on Chicago Tonight last night, speaking about Chicago’s upcoming hosting of the G8 and NATO summits, which will be held in May. Finally, “Wags” spoke to CBS Chicago news about the city’s notoriously bad parking meter deal, which he was against all along.

The DePaulia reporter Margaret Thompson wrote this extremely interesting piece on “Hipsters in Crisis,” speaking to a few locals like Jessica Alessi, a sales clerk at The Buffalo Exchange on Milwaukee Avenue. What bugs hipsters these days more than being called a hipster? Apparently, the capitalization of the hipster sub-culture to the credit card-wielding masses on Michigan Avenue is a far worse offense.

Redeye’s Daniela Garcia awarded Wicker Park’s Alliance Bakery with her pic for best holiday display, which is their insanely cute “The Nightmare Before Christmas” window scene. Tim Burton would be proud!

The Globe and Mail gushed about Wicker Park’s speakeasy the Violet Hour in this article about how grunge and glamor collide to create Chicago’s unique night scene.

According to this article on The Chicago Real Estate Local, West Town single-family home sales are up %16 and climbing. 145 West Town home sales were closed this year so far and there are currently 35 under contract, which if closed would make a 20% increase in sales from last year. The median home price is staying pretty steady, though, which is around $606,000 – not much different from last year’s $599,000.

-Compiled by Nandika Gervais

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  1. Ilene, 3 years ago Reply

    Bikes lanes are great, the city needs more

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