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Knee-Jerk Reaction: Local Writers Discuss Their Literary Magazine

By Laura Pearson | Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Knee-Jerk Reaction: Local Writers Discuss Their Literary Magazine

It goes without saying, but there’s a lot to look at on the Internet: email, Center Square Journal(!), YouTube, those almost irritatingly beautiful photos some friend of a friend posted on Facebook of her Balinese vacation. With a dizzying array of sites to see, why bookmark yet another one? Because Knee-Jerk, a quality online literary Read the Rest…

PARK(ing) Day Comes to Southport Avenue

By Laura Pearson | Wednesday, September 15, 2010

PARK(ing) Day Comes to Southport Avenue

This Friday, September 17 (9 a.m.–4 p.m.), a portion of Southport Avenue, from Addison to Eddy, will be transformed into a green oasis as part of PARK(ing) Day, a worldwide event in which people reimagine and repurpose public parking spaces. Participants ‘lease’ these parking spots (by feeding the meter) and turn them into temporary parks Read the Rest…

Lake View YMCA Hosts Fundraising Extravaganza

By Laura Pearson | Thursday, September 9, 2010

Lake View YMCA Hosts Fundraising Extravaganza

On Saturday, September 18, the Lake View YMCA (3333 N. Marshfield) puts the “fun” in fundraising by hosting a day-long event to benefit the Strong Kids Campaign. This annual campaign provides scholarship and subsidy money for YMCA membership, thus fulfilling the organization’s goal “that no one is turned away from the Y due to financial Read the Rest…

City Launches Prescription Discount Card Program

By Laura Pearson | Thursday, September 9, 2010

City Launches Prescription Discount Card Program

Yesterday the City of Chicago introduced a free discount card, available to all residents, to help offset the high cost of prescription medications. Sponsored by the National League of Cities and administered by CVS Caremark, the card offers an average of 20 percent savings and can be used by those who don’t have insurance or Read the Rest…

City Launches Prescription Discount Card Program

By Laura Pearson | Thursday, September 9, 2010

City Launches Prescription Discount Card Program

Yesterday the City of Chicago introduced a free discount card, available to all residents, to help offset the high cost of prescription medications. Sponsored by the National League of Cities and administered by CVS Caremark, the card offers an average of 20 percent savings and can be used by those who don’t have insurance or Read the Rest…

Will Local Aldermen Run For Mayor?

By Laura Pearson | Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Will Local Aldermen Run For Mayor?

Maybe. With Mayor Daley’s statement this afternoon that he will not be seeking reelection comes a crescendo in discussion about potential mayoral candidates. Down in Roscoe View, there’s no shortage of potential candidates, including Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd), who, in light of today’s announcement, may be changing the course of his run for office – Read the Rest…

Will Local Aldermen Run for Mayor? – Updated x2

By Laura Pearson | Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Will Local Aldermen Run for Mayor? – Updated x2

Mayor Richard M. Daley announced today that he would not run for his seventh term. Photo by Kate Gardiner. Maybe. With Mayor Daley’s statement this afternoon that he will not be seeking reelection comes a crescendo in discussion about potential mayoral candidates. One such candidate is Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd), who, in light of today’s Read the Rest…

Ravenswood ArtWalk Sponsors Marketing Workshop

By Laura Pearson | Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Ravenswood ArtWalk Sponsors Marketing Workshop

Are you an artist or small business owner wondering how to effectively market your work or product(s)? The next event in the “RAWednesday” series—monthly art salons and educational seminars sponsored by the Ravenswood Artwalk—is a DIY marketing workshop. Five artists and business owners based in the Ravenswood Corridor will share their marketing expertise. The panel Read the Rest…

CPS Students Head Back to School

By Laura Pearson | Tuesday, September 7, 2010

CPS Students Head Back to School

With backpacks and lunch boxes in tow, students in Chicago Public Schools headed back to class today. This morning at Burley Elementary (1630 W. Barry Ave.), moms and dads escorted their kids to school, the latter showing a range of emotion—nervousness, excitement, reluctance, confidence—as they entered the brick building. We captured a few of these Read the Rest…

Weekend Events Roundup

By Laura Pearson | Friday, September 3, 2010

Weekend Events Roundup

If you’re looking for some weekend activities and don’t want to venture far from home, RVJ has some recommendations for you. Read on to find out what’s happening this weekend in Roscoe Village and West Lakeview. Tonight from 6–9 p.m., stop in West Lakeview Liquors (2156 W. Addison) to try some Magners cider—”Refreshment the Irish Read the Rest…

Crisscrossing Shadows

By Laura Pearson | Thursday, September 2, 2010

Crisscrossing Shadows

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By Laura Pearson | Thursday, September 2, 2010

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US Department of Education Seeks Feedback About Special Ed in Illinois

By Laura Pearson | Wednesday, September 1, 2010

US Department of Education Seeks Feedback About Special Ed in Illinois

This fall, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) will be reviewing whether the State of Illinois is correctly following the rules and regulations for Early Intervention Services. This program is also known as Part C of IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Act). OSEP will visit the Illinois Dept. of Human Services Read the Rest…

US Department of Education Seeks Feedback About Special Ed in Illinois

By Laura Pearson | Wednesday, September 1, 2010

US Department of Education Seeks Feedback About Special Ed in Illinois

This fall, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) will be reviewing whether the State of Illinois is correctly following the rules and regulations for Early Intervention Services. This program is also known as Part C of IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Act). OSEP will visit the Illinois Dept. of Human Services Read the Rest…

Tires Stolen Off Honda Fit: A Recurring Trend? – Updated

By Laura Pearson | Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Tires Stolen Off Honda Fit: A Recurring Trend? – Updated

Last spring we reported on Honda tire bandit(s), and now the trend seems to have resurfaced in the neighborhood. Center Square Journal reader Chris Keller, who parks his Honda Fit on West Pensascola Avenue between Damen and Hoyne, was recently a victim of this crime. “As I was trying to put the car up on Read the Rest…

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