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Valentine’s Day Coverage Usurped by Crime, a Death Close to Home

By at February 10, 2012 | 10:23 am | 0 Comment

Valentine’s Day Coverage Usurped by Crime, a Death Close to Home

In general we stop trying to notice stuff south of Division, and technically last night's shooting of Lyn Ward, a 57-year-old Subway employee at a Subway one half block south of Division and Western, on the east side Western, just a few hundred steps away from Clemente High School, occurred off of our radar. We're not "real media," though, so in a way I feel that this more...

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Feb 9 Pipeline and Two Sales Expiring this Weekend

By at February 9, 2012 | 11:27 am | 0 Comment

Feb 9 Pipeline and Two Sales Expiring this Weekend

Click here for the Feb. 9th Pipeline. Thanks to everyone who sent us their Valentine's Specials. We will try to get a round-up, written by the Red Velvet Fairy Wrasse, posted today or tomorrow. Thanks to New Fish for sponsoring the V-day Happenings story. In sale news, deals at both Kid's Rule, 1534 N. Milwaukee, and Dreamaker Mattress are expiring soon. Between now more...

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Dispatch from Beat 1424 CAPS Meeting

By at February 9, 2012 | 12:36 am | 0 Comment

Dispatch from Beat 1424 CAPS Meeting

Despite the increase in crimes like burglaries and strong arm robberies in the Wicker Park area, Wednesday night’s Beat 1424 CAPS meeting was lightly attended, with only about a dozen residents present. Some showed up to the meeting just to “check it out” while others arrived with specific concerns, like the young couple who live in a townhouse complex near Wabansia more...

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Part 3: The Valentine’s Day Adventures of Buck Tom, Wicker Lily

By at February 8, 2012 | 9:35 pm | 0 Comment

Part 3: The Valentine’s Day Adventures of Buck Tom, Wicker Lily

Last week, our seemingly perfect pair left us with a few thoughtful gifts they'd scoured the neighborhood to find for each other along with many unanswered questions. (The week before that, things got a bit X-rated). When our favorite hubby, Buck Tom, picked up some terrapin chocolates and flowers for his Wicker Lily from Margie's Candies, he'd also grabbed a heart more...

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CAPS Meeting TONIGHT aka Now at Wicker Park Field House

By at February 8, 2012 | 6:44 pm | 0 Comment

CAPS Meeting TONIGHT aka Now at Wicker Park Field House

If you've read major headlines of late or glanced at newscasts, you've no doubt heard about the recent rash of crime in the neighborhood and today's arrest (!!!), via Fox News, of the 'Wicker Park Bandit,' responsible for numerous bank robberies. For those concerned about safety, there's a Beat 1425 CAPS meeting tonight (WED) from 7-8PM, at 1425 N. Damen, in the park more...

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Call for Artists: Bucktown Movie Shop Hosts a ‘Precious Art Contest’

By at February 8, 2012 | 1:59 pm | 0 Comment

Call for Artists:  Bucktown Movie Shop Hosts a ‘Precious Art Contest’

Do you like cats and movies? Would you like to win a month of unlimited free movie rentals from Bucktown's Odd Obsession Movies? Starting today and running through March 17th, artists across the city are invited to create a work of visual art in any medium as long as it depicts Precious, Odd Obsession's famous store cat. Every submitted work will be entered into the more...

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Linkypoos, a Local Links Column

By at February 8, 2012 | 9:06 am | 0 Comment

Linkypoos, a Local Links Column

According to this WGN story, two men were arrested in the theft of a local man’s iPhone. The victim was standing near Wabansia and Western when he was attacked and robbed by gunpoint. A tracking app on the victim’s phone eventually led police to the offenders. Police found Andre Fulton, 18, and Toheeb Long, 19, in a stolen car near Madison and Ashland. The two men more...

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Spaces with Eva Bergant, Feb. 6

By at February 8, 2012 | 7:41 am | 0 Comment

Spaces with Eva Bergant, Feb. 6

Location, location, location - Part 3 – Services In last week's Spaces, we discussed the neighborhood's proximity to numerous schools and three FUNdraisers to benefit schools. The week before that, we spotlighted our area's transit options. We have an abundance of choices when it comes to shopping and dining in the neighborhood as well. Small local businesses have more...

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Two Under-the-Radar Weekday Shows: The Claudettes at Blockbuster, ‘Fem Com 1′ at Lincoln Lodge

By at February 7, 2012 | 11:49 am | 0 Comment

Two Under-the-Radar Weekday Shows: The Claudettes at Blockbuster, ‘Fem Com 1′ at Lincoln Lodge

When was the last time you set foot in a Blockbuster? You know, decided with your date or partner that you were going to have a "movie night," and got dressed up to go out to eat and then stop in at a video store to browse the aisles, discuss titles together, pick up and put down movie cases, and then go about your business of borrowing something that you physically have more...

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Birth Announcement: Linh Grace McHenry

By at February 7, 2012 | 8:42 am | 0 Comment

Birth Announcement: Linh Grace McHenry

With zero regard to normal human operating hours, but perhaps aware that Monday, Jan. 30 was also her big brother's 2nd birthday, Linh Grace McHenry was born at 3AM this past January 30th, weighing in at 7lbs 10 oz. Proud parents include Katherine O. McHenry, proprietor of Building Blocks Toy Store, and father, Todd more...

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