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By Brad Bretz | Friday, May 20, 2011

Center Square In The News

Rahm Renter Rob Halpin Moving Out Of Emanuel House When Lease Is Up In June. [Huffington Post Chicago] New CTA Pres. Forrest Claypool Rides the Brown Line. [Chicago Now] Rahm Emanuel On The Town: A Very Public Wants His Private Life, Too. [Crain’s Business] Big Ideas, Small Tasks: A New Alderman’s Balancing Act. [WBEZ] Painter Read the Rest…

Center Square In The News

By Brad Bretz | Thursday, May 12, 2011

Center Square In The News

10 Ideas for Summer Entertaining in Chicago [Biz Bash] Problem: Dental clinic takes bite out of patients credit [Chicago Tribune] Gay man on comeback trail after accident [Windy City Times] Already Dead tapes and records [A.V. Club] Lawyers: Cops guilty of ‘mistake’, not crime [Chicago Tribune] Chicago Farmers’ Markets Open For Season [Huffington Post] Former St. Ben’s teacher gets Read the Rest…

Center Square in the News

By Brad Bretz | Friday, April 29, 2011

Center Square in the News

Standing room only this morning at Globe Pub to watch British Royal Wedding [WBEZ] Mother’s Day in Chicago: Where To Take Mom [Huffington post] 10 Things to Do This Weekend [Crain’s] Scrimp On Dinner, Splurge on Brunch [Bellingham Herald] A Little Bit of Florence in Chicago [Chicago Reader] 5 more Exotic Spots for Destination Drinking Read the Rest…

Center Square In The News

By Brad Bretz | Friday, April 22, 2011

Center Square In The News

In Springfield, a Week of Change in Education. [New York Times] Making us count: Chicago Queer couples in the census: Part 2 in the series. [Windy City Times] 8 questions with Kelsie Huff. [Gapers Block] Rod Blagojevich acknowledges ‘moments of fear’ late at night. [Chicago Sun-Times] March housing starts can’t escape cellar. [Medill Reports] Bliss Read the Rest…

Center Square in the News

By Brad Bretz | Friday, April 15, 2011

Center Square in the News

Local Area Native Julia Rosenwinkel Rolls On in Derby [Windy City Times] Rod Stewart Cheers On Celtic at The Atlantic Bar & Grill [ESPN] Blagojevich Says Prosecutors Thwarting His Corruption Defense [Reuters] Whiskey Tastings and Parties the Week of WhiskeyFest [Time Out] Storefront Converted to Impressive Single-Family in NorthCenter [Curbed] 12 Months of Food Trucks: A Look Back Read the Rest…

Center Square in the News

By Brad Bretz | Friday, April 8, 2011

Center Square in the News

Parents Group Urges Return to Recess [Chicago Tribune] Make Reservations Now at Prix Fixe for Easter Sunday [Metromix] Do Aldermen Have Too Much Power Over Small Businesses? [WBEZ] Craft Beers Surging in Popularity [Chicago Tribune] Ravenswood’s Story Studio Opens New Writing Center in Winnetka [Wilmette Life] Free Stuff Tuesday! Ravenswood Run 5K! [Chicago Now] Hazel Read the Rest…

Center Square in the News

By Brad Bretz | Saturday, March 12, 2011

Center Square in the News

Chicago Tribune highlights the Ravenswood neighborhood. Alderman-elect Ameya Pawar talked TIFs with Chicago Sun-Times. A Ravenswood man was fatally beaten in Budlong Woods. Chicago Sun-Times Old World charm meets New World technology at Merz Apothecary. A rare Houdini poster will vanish at Potter & Potter auction March 26. Oak Park high school freshman

Center Square in the News

By Brad Bretz | Friday, March 4, 2011

Center Square in the News

How Ameya Pawar bowled over 47th Ward: Chicago Reader‘s Ben Joravsky gladly eats crow. Dance your winter blues away with tango lessons at Barba Yianni Grecian Taverna (4751 N. Lincoln Ave). Hugh Amano, Chicago food blogger and cooking school instructor, will host food ‘salon’ in his Lincoln Square pad. WGN-TV interviews a local business owner, Read the Rest…

Lincoln Square Blockbuster Closing

By Brad Bretz | Thursday, March 3, 2011

Lincoln Square Blockbuster Closing

The Blockbuster Video at 2301 W. Lawrence Ave  is closing soon, creating yet another empty storefront on the Lawrence corridor. This Blockbuster is located in a small strip mall just east of Western Avenue. The strip also includes a 7-Eleven and the soon-to-open Pickle’s Playroom. The store closing comes on the heels of Blockbuster’s recent Read the Rest…

Center Square in the News

By Brad Bretz | Friday, February 25, 2011

Center Square in the News

Poor Taste Chicago took a tour of Lincoln Square. House Beautiful is coming to Chicago and Ravenswood to give away free chairs. Potter and Potter Auctions ( located at 3729 N. Ravenswood Ave) will be auctioning some very important lithographs from the heyday of Magic. Will Rahm’s Ravenswood home tenant be moving soon? Sola (located Read the Rest…

47th Ward Candidates Forum at Coonley Elementary

By Samantha Abernethy with photos by Brad Bretz. | Friday, February 4, 2011

47th Ward Candidates Forum at Coonley Elementary

We here at Center Square Journal have been snowed under with work and our own 32nd Ward Candidates Forum, so we apologize for this belated recap of the 47th Ward Candidates Forum on January 26. All four aldermanic candidates attended the forum at the Coonley Elementary School Gymnasium sponsored by Northcenter Neighborhood Association, Roscoe Village Read the Rest…

Center Square in the News

By Brad Bretz | Friday, February 4, 2011

Center Square in the News

Newsweek has the ongoing saga of Rahmbo and his fight for the mayoral office. Curbed Chicago was informed by local Realtor, Eric Rojas, that the best Tiki bar in Chicago just might be in Ravenswood. Gay Chicago Magazine endorses Tom O’Donnell for 47th Ward Alderman. Chicago Now names Caro Mio one of the city’s best romantic Read the Rest…

Fire on the 4400 block of North Winchester

By Brad Bretz | Thursday, February 3, 2011

Fire on the 4400 block of North Winchester

A small interior fire in an apartment complex is under control tonight after a large response from the Chicago Fire department. No one was hurt and the fire was confined to the apartment where the fire started. Firefighters stated the fire started inside the walls possibly due to faulty electrical work. **This story previously stated the fire was in the 4600 Read the Rest…

Center Square in the News

By Brad Bretz | Friday, January 28, 2011

Center Square in the News

TimeOut Chicago looks at a new restaurant, Prix Fixe, opening tonight for dinner at 4835 N. Western Ave. Redeye has the scoop on where to get your dance on in Northcenter. Chicago Magazine lists the Indie Wed Chicago event Saturday at the Ravenswood Event Center, 4043 N. Ravenswood Ave. RE Journals reports Bodine Electric is Read the Rest…

Center Square In The News

By Brad Bretz | Friday, January 21, 2011

Center Square In The News

NBC 5 Chicago reports on ethnicity in Chicago politics and how Lincoln Square may soon be Irish. Chicago Now encourages us to make reservations for Chicago Restaurants Week at Bistro Campagne A.V. Club Chicago talks with Dustin Drase & Michael Ardaiolo about their Lincoln Square based cassette label, Plustapes. Chicago Reader tells us about a Read the Rest…

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