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November

Friday, November 19, 2010

Beginning the week of November 29, 2010, the Halsted Street bridge over the Chicago River North Branch canal will be reconstructed.  The project will last until approximately December 2011.

TRAFFIC DETOURS

  • Cars and bikes–Chicago to Larrabee to Division, back to Halsted
  • Trucks and buses–North Branch to Cherry toContinue...

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Alderman Scott Waguespack introduced an ordinance at the November 17, 2010 City Council meeting prohibiting the issuance of new late hour liquor licenses.

“In the 32nd Ward, we have 17 late night liquor licenses and over 50% of them are currently either the source of deleteriousContinue...

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 began demolition of a building at the site of Economy Plating, 2348-52 N. Elston Ave. in Chicago on November 15, 2010. Formerly a chrome plating shop, the site has been abandoned since 2003.

Demolition comes after a number ofContinue...

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Unknown offender(s) are starting fires in city garbage cans in the Roscoe Village area. The fires have spread to nearby garages and buildings and, in one case a vehicle. There have been no reported injuries. The incidents usually occur during the early morning hours.

Police areContinue...

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) chose 32nd Ward Scott Waguespack as the first recipient of the Defender of Public Education Award. He was specifically cited as having “… a commitment to public education that is rarely matched in this town.”

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Friday, November 5, 2010

Roscoe Village Neighbors have repainted the viaduct at Roscoe and Ravenswood.  Special thanks go out to RVN board member Brian O’Connell for organizing the project and the artist, Heather Gentile.

Thank yous also go out to painter Antonio Segura, and Keith Krisciunas and Robb Gregg —Continue...

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Chicago aldermen demanding to know why streetlights are out in so many neighborhoods have gotten some surprising news about who turned them out: vandals and thieves who thrive under cover of darkness.

On the hot seat at City Council budget hearings, Transportation Commissioner Bobby Ware identifiedContinue...

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October

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Over the past few weeks there have been a number of fires involving trash containers in our area. In some of these incidents fences and garages were ignited from the flames of the trash fire and property was damaged.

These incidents have been concerning to theContinue...

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Police are seeking two men who shot a man in the leg during a string of armed robberies early Friday in the Wicker Park neighborhood.

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

At approximately 5:00 on the morning of Thursday October 7th there was a home invasion in the area of Southport and Barry.

The initial investigation indicates that the offenders entered a residence through an open 1st floor window, possibly using a patio chair found in aContinue...

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