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Game Shop to Open in Lincoln Square

By Ricardo Villarreal | Monday, October 8, 2012

Game Shop to Open in Lincoln Square

Aileen Bishop, and husband Nick Huaman, are the proud new owners of Wanderer’s Refuge, 4546 N. Western Ave., a soon-to-be game shop in Lincoln Square. The long-time residents have been playing games like Dungeons & Dragons,  and other board games for more than six years, and have long dreamed of opening a store. “We always talked Read the Rest…

Ald. Pawar Contests Absenteeism Charges

By Ricardo Villarreal | Friday, October 5, 2012

Ald. Pawar Contests Absenteeism Charges

A recent report on WTTW’s program Chicago Tonight, “Absentee Aldermen”, charged Ald. Ameya Pawar (47th) with missing more than 80-percent of his Council Committee meetings, including the powerful Zoning Committee. Pawar was far from the most egegious absentee, that honor went to 7th Ward Ald. Sandy Jackson, for missing five of the twenty-two City Council meetings Read the Rest…

Toddler Time with Friends of McPherson

By Ricardo Villarreal | Friday, October 5, 2012

Toddler Time with Friends of McPherson

With the winter months arriving, keeping the little ones active can prove as issue. Toddler Time, sponsored by Friends of McPherson aims to provide a solution. October 16th will mark the beginning of drop-in playgroup for children 0-4 years of age, that will take place on Tuesday and Thursday mornings 10:00am to 12:00pm at McPherson Read the Rest…

Food Truck Parking Spots Proposed for Roscoe Village, West Lakeview

By Ricardo Villarreal | Friday, October 5, 2012

Food Truck Parking Spots Proposed for Roscoe Village, West Lakeview

Three of the city’s designated 23 food-truck stand locations will be in the Roscoe Village and West Lakeview area. An ordinance that passed in July, restricted food-truck parking to remain 200 feet away from food-service establishments. This was limiting for the meals on wheels, due to potential low foot traffic and parking difficulties. The new Read the Rest…

Watch the 2012 Debates at Red Lion Pub

By Ricardo Villarreal | Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Watch the 2012 Debates at Red Lion Pub

With speculation that support for President Obama has slimmed within the last four years,  a slimming in overall interest in the 2012 Election here in the city may be visible through the lack of local business interest in the 2012 Debates.  With opening night of the event upon the country this evening,  a social media Read the Rest…

2012 Debate Opener at Lottie’s with Dems of 32nd Ward

By Ricardo Villarreal | Wednesday, October 3, 2012

2012 Debate Opener at Lottie’s with Dems of 32nd Ward

With speculation that support for President Obama has slimmed within the last four years,  a slimming in overall interest in the 2012 Election here in the city may be visible through the lack of local business interest in the 2012 Debates.  With opening night of the event upon the country this evening,  a social media Read the Rest…

A Rundown on the Ravenswood ArtWalk

By Ricardo Villarreal | Monday, October 1, 2012

A Rundown on the Ravenswood ArtWalk

This past weekend marked the 11th Annual Ravenswood ArtWalk Tour of Arts & Industry where masters of their craft opened their studio doors and or set up shop, to share and sell their best works. My walk began at the Architural Artifacts Museum at 4325 N. Ravenswood, and continued north through studios housing the  clay Read the Rest…

Mutual Gains from Non-Profit Donation

By Ricardo Villarreal | Monday, October 1, 2012

Mutual Gains from Non-Profit Donation

Students at McPherson Elementary received the gift of a good book on Friday; several hundred in fact. The donation was made on behalf of the non-profit group, We Save Lives (WSL), and included a total of 656 new books, at a cost of $6,500.  Employees of Projé Inc., a corporate sponsor of We Save Lives, found that even Read the Rest…

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