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“She looked just like any other Wicker Park Hipster,” Local Shop Owner Says of Lady Gaga Visit

By at September 14, 2012 | 12:53 pm | 0 Comment

“She looked just like any other Wicker Park Hipster,” Local Shop Owner Says of Lady Gaga Visit

Ron, owner of Recycle Designer Resale, 1474 N. Milwaukee Ave. didn't recognize Lady Gaga when she came into his store to do some shopping this past Wednesday afternoon around 6 p.m. "She looked just like any other Wicker Park hipster," Ron told the pipeline. He started to have second thoughts, though, when his new customer began pointing out vintage Louis Vittuon more...

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Striking Teachers Rallied in Front of 1st Ward Alderman Moreno’s Office Yesterday, Congress Plaza Downtown

By at September 14, 2012 | 8:25 am | 0 Comment

Striking Teachers Rallied in Front of 1st Ward Alderman Moreno’s Office Yesterday, Congress Plaza Downtown

32nd Ward Ald. Scott Waguespack joined nearly 400 teachers, parents, students, and supporters during portions of a 90-minute march yesterday morning that included a stop outside 1st Ward Ald. Moreno's Office, 2058 N. Western Ave. The photo at right was shared by Heath Davis, a Goethe School Science Teacher, who organized the gathering and spoke with the pipeline more...

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Review: Once Upon a Rom Com is a ‘silly story with a romantic core’

By at September 14, 2012 | 6:59 am | 0 Comment

Review: Once Upon a Rom Com is a ‘silly story with a romantic core’

'Once Upon a Rom Com: The Bill Pullman Story' begins under a slightly odd and novel premise: Bill Pullman's faded acting career. After a decade of performing his standard, undesirable, "other guy," Pullman has quit acting and fallen into a deep depression. With the help of his fairy godfather, however, he may be able to find true love and overcome the type casting that more...

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Spaces with Eva Bergant, Sept. 11th

By at September 13, 2012 | 6:05 pm | 0 Comment

Spaces with Eva Bergant, Sept. 11th

The housing market improved over this past summer. We continue to see quality properties selling quickly at reasonable asking prices. There is still concern over the “shadow inventory” of properties that are not yet on the market as their owners evaluate their financial positions and the viability of selling at today’s values potentially as a short sale or in more...

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Happy, um, Skinny Day (Thursday). Fatpour Opens Tomorrow, Releases Daily Specials

By at September 13, 2012 | 6:45 am | 0 Comment

Happy, um, Skinny Day (Thursday). Fatpour Opens Tomorrow, Releases Daily Specials

Fatpour Tap Works, 2005 W. Division, will finally open its doors to the public this Friday, September 14th, at 4:00 pm. After much delay, the finishing touches are being put on the bar and it is shaping up to be a great place. Here are a list of Fatpour's daily specials to get you through a long week and a tight budget: Daily specials $3 PBR tallboys all day every more...

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Parking Alerts: Two Special Events (and one Chevy Commercial) Prompt Street Closures, Parking/Towing Alerts this Weekend

By at September 12, 2012 | 5:43 pm | 1 Comments

Parking Alerts: Two Special Events (and one Chevy Commercial) Prompt Street Closures, Parking/Towing Alerts this Weekend

Two special events-- the Bucktown 5K and Open Streets-- are occurring this Sunday, Sept. 16th and have prompted a residential road closure alert from 1st Ward Ald. Joe Moreno and 32nd Ward Ald. Scott Waguespack that was taped to parking meters along Milwaukee Ave. today. Vehicles parked on Milwaukee Avenue from Ashland to Division (1.4 miles stretch) between the hours more...

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Fire-Damaged Home Sells for a Song in Heart of Wicker Park’s Landmark District

By at September 12, 2012 | 10:01 am | 0 Comment

Fire-Damaged Home Sells for a Song in Heart of Wicker Park’s Landmark District

Just a few week's before this past Christmas, we reported on a fire that had broken out in a home on the 2100 block of W. Potomac in Wicker Park. The fire was caused by a space heater, according to Our Urban Times, which had reported that, according to neighbors, the property was up for sale and a woman and her son were continuing to live in their home, using a space more...

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Dispatch from Day Two: Teachers, Parents, 30 Principals Share Thoughts as Talks Continue

By at September 11, 2012 | 3:49 pm | 0 Comment

Dispatch from Day Two: Teachers, Parents, 30 Principals Share Thoughts as Talks Continue

As negotiations between the Board of Ed. and CTU continue, teachers at neighborhood public schools were again striking today, along with parents like Joann Hutto, who'd brought along her son to join his teachers at Christopher Columbus School, 1003 N. Leavitt. Hutto, who was wearing a red Neil Young concert shirt, chanted the following words along with her son and more...

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Dispatch from Day Two: ‘If You Build It, Will They Come?’ – Tour of Well-Prepared ‘Children First’ School Site

By at September 11, 2012 | 12:21 pm | 0 Comment

Dispatch from Day Two: ‘If You Build It, Will They Come?’ – Tour of Well-Prepared ‘Children First’ School Site

Federico Flores, principal of Peabody Elementary School, got to his school at 5:15 a.m. this past Monday and began loading speakers, supplies, wooden horses, and other materials into his pickup truck. Flores, a 22 year CPS veteran, then drove over to Chopin School, 2540 W. Rice, one of 144 schools that have remained open for half-days during the CTU strike as past of the more...

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“This is not a strike of choice”– Dispatch from Day One of Chicago Teacher’s Union Strike

By at September 10, 2012 | 4:00 pm | 0 Comment

“This is not a strike of choice”–  Dispatch from Day One of Chicago Teacher’s Union Strike

Early this morning two veteran educators walked briskly down a quiet residential stretch of Schiller Avenue en route to joining a cluster of striking teachers stationed in front of Wicker Park's A.N. Pritzker School (2009 W. Schiller Ave), a regional gifted academy/CPS magnet cluster school. "Karen Lewis [CTU President] didn't start this (strike). People think it's more...

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