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Grand Opening Party Tonight (!) at Lomography 7-10 PM

By at October 4, 2012 | 6:01 pm | 0 Comment

Grand Opening Party Tonight (!) at Lomography 7-10 PM

Hark! It's just about time to grab your camera and head over to the new Lomography Gallery store, 1422 N. Milwaukee.  Party runs from 7-10 p.m. Details here.  The philosophy behind lomography is to take your (analog) camera everywhere you go. A few weeks back we headed over to check out the new shop with Jon Lowenstein, a documentary photographer and 2011 more...

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Spaces with Eva Bergant Oct. 2nd

By at October 4, 2012 | 4:41 pm | 0 Comment

Spaces with Eva Bergant Oct. 2nd

This week 5 of the 10 closings were at 99.1% of the list price or higher. The number of properties available on the market today is less than it has been recently. In fact, there are just 3.7 months of inventory in the area, if buying continues at the current rate. At the end of September 2011 there was over 10 months of inventory of condos and nearly 8 months for more...

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At Moreno ‘State of the Ward’ Talk, Residents Push Back On Winnebago Ave. Development Vote

By at October 4, 2012 | 7:17 am | 4 Comments

At Moreno ‘State of the Ward’ Talk, Residents Push Back On Winnebago Ave. Development Vote

Following his address at the Wicker Park Fieldhouse (1425 N. Damen) Wednesday evening, Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (1st) spoke to residents about their objections to the most recent Winnebago Avenue development votes. Though Moreno was invited by the Wicker Park Committee to talk about the first ward, the conversation turned toward the controversial vote once Moreno started more...

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Carriage House Main Drivers Talk Real with Joe Struck

By at October 3, 2012 | 8:40 pm | 0 Comment

Carriage House Main Drivers Talk Real with Joe Struck

by Joe Struck Chef Mark Steur and mixologist Michael Simon are not fresh acquaintances. They've been working together for nearly two years--- creating, refining, and perfecting the food and drink at The Bedford, which is well known for its illustrious atmosphere of a restaurant created out of a former bank vault. Working tirelessly to open their new venture, more...

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Petition to Stop Property Tax ‘Money Grab’ Circulates in East Village Before Oct. 12th Public Hearing at City Hall

By at October 3, 2012 | 7:47 am | 10 Comments

Petition to Stop Property Tax ‘Money Grab’ Circulates in East Village Before Oct. 12th Public Hearing at City Hall

"It's criminal, we ought to call the Tribune," Gladys Anselmo said after Monday night's East Village Association meeting at Happy Village, 1059 N. Wolcott. Anselmo was referring to the proposed reconstitution (renewal) of her and her neighbor's Special Service Area taxing district, which will be applying for a 15-year-renewal of its funding stream when it goes before more...

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Safety: Armed Robberies Spark Alert to Area Business Owners

By at October 2, 2012 | 11:02 am | 0 Comment

Safety: Armed Robberies Spark Alert to Area Business Owners

Following is an Alert from Bureau of Detectives- Area North About the Crime: This alert gives notice to businesses operating on the north side of Chicago of armed robberies that are occurring during evening hours. Two to five offenders enter and take over the business at gunpoint. They rob employees, demanding access to cash registers and safes. In some of more...

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Help Buy a Pencil Sharpener for Bucktown Charter School, Plus Three Events of Note

By at October 1, 2012 | 7:13 am | 0 Comment

Help Buy a Pencil Sharpener for Bucktown Charter School, Plus Three Events of Note

Happy October!  With school in full swing, a teacher from a Bucktown Charter School, CICS, 2235 N. Hamilton, is trying to raise $194 for an industrial strength pencil sharpener for 56 fifth grade students through this donor.org appeal.  The school is one of 16 campuses operated by Chicago International Charter Schools serving 9,200 students-- including Phil Phlash's, more...

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North Coast Video Celebrates Last Night of Business, Dunkin Donuts Coming Soon

By at September 30, 2012 | 8:17 pm | 1 Comments

North Coast Video Celebrates Last Night of Business, Dunkin Donuts Coming Soon

Earlier this evening, Carlin Thomas presented her favorite downstairs neighbors--  the guys of North Coast Video-- with a bottle of whiskey. The parting gift was sparked by the fact that after nearly 20 years in the neighborhood, North Coast Video, 2111 W. Division, is closing its doors at 10 p.m. tonight. She moved upstairs from the video rental shop three years more...

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53 Year-Old Man Caught Masturbating in Presence of Children at Dean Park Playlot

By at September 30, 2012 | 9:56 am | 0 Comment

53 Year-Old Man Caught Masturbating in Presence of Children at Dean Park Playlot

File this one under disgusting... Per the Chicago Tribune, Nicholas T. Raske, of the 1400 block of West Cortez Street, age 53, was caught masturbating near the presence of several children at the Dean Park playlot, 1300 N. Dean St. The alleged incident occurred at 5:10 p.m. this past Wednesday and by 5:25 p.m. Raske was in police custody. Bail is set at more...

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Weekend Events: Friday, Sept. 28th- Sun. Sept. 30th, 2012

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Weekend Events: Friday, Sept. 28th- Sun. Sept. 30th, 2012

Pictured is a photo by Philin Phlash snapped in front of Francesca's Forno. Following are just a few happenings on our radar for the upcoming weekend. Please be sure to also check the chamber's latest newsletter (Sept, 24th) for events, as well as Our Urban Times, the WPB 'Insider's Guide,' and a recent addition, the new Wicker-Park Bucktown Patch page.  Oh yeah, and more...

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