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Athletic club slated for old Northern Home Furnishings space

By Mike Fourcher | Thursday, January 21, 2010
Athletic club slated for old Northern Home Furnishings space

The developers of Lake View Athletic Club and Lincoln Park Athletic Club plan to begin construction “within 30 days” of a new Lincoln Square Athletic Club in the old Northern Home Furnishings space, 4662 North Lincoln Avenue. The building has been vacant since the store closed last spring. Developers Pat Cunningham of Chicago Athletic Clubs Read the Rest…

Early voting in Lincoln Square and Northcenter short of 2008 pace

By Mike Fourcher | Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Early voting totals for the first week of early primary voting in the 47th and 40th Wards are on pace to be well short of 2008′s primary early voting totals. So far 189 40th Ward residents and 221 47th Ward residents have early voted. In the 2008 presidential primary 357 40th Ward voters had voted Read the Rest…

You like us, you really like us!

By Mike Fourcher | Wednesday, January 20, 2010
You like us, you really like us!

It was a banner day for us yesterday at Center Square Ledger headquarters. Our big launch was warmly received by literally thousands of people – and we got all kinds of great press from around the city, and in Seattle (?)! The graph above shows our pageviews for the day. We couldn’t be more pleased. Read the Rest…

Northcenter Brewery Keeps It Fun

By Mike Fourcher | Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Northcenter Brewery Keeps It Fun

“This is a young company with young owners,” announces Half Acre Beer Company founder and president Gabriel Magliaro at the start of his weekly public tour. He wants to make sure the group of 45 twenty and thirty-somethings are having fun. “Drink as much as you like while you’re here on the tour,” he says Read the Rest…

Hair Metal To Invade Catholic High School Gym This Saturday

By Mike Fourcher | Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Hair Metal To Invade Catholic High School Gym This Saturday

If “Catholic high school” and “hair metal band” don’t seem to go together like peanut butter and chocolate, think again. St. Ben’s High School has got a big show planned this weekend. St. Benedict’s high school is holding a fundraiser in their gymnasium, and the headliner is a hair metal tribute band called “Hairbanger’s Ball”, Read the Rest…

Lincoln Square Comedian Makes It Kinda Big

By Mike Fourcher | Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Lincoln Square Comedian Makes It Kinda Big

You might have recently seen him on a U.S. Cellular commercial talking about diner food that ran in heavy rotation during football season. Or maybe you’ve seen him talking about diner food on Channel 26′s “U And Me In The Morning”. Or if you’re a real comedy aficionado, you’ve seen him at the Lincoln Lodge Read the Rest…

Lincoln Square Chamber Reports 2009 Sales Up – Despite Recession

By Mike Fourcher | Friday, January 15, 2010

A year-end survey of Lincoln Square businesses conducted by the Lincoln Square Chamber of Commerce found that despite the national economic downturn, most local businesses reported increases in foot traffic and sales for 2009 in comparison to 2008. Respondents to the survey claimed an average 5% increase in sales, with one business, Sacred Art, reporting Read the Rest…

NorthCenter Chamber elects new board members; Honors outgoing ones

By Mike Fourcher | Thursday, January 14, 2010
NorthCenter Chamber elects new board members; Honors outgoing ones

The NorthCenter Chamber of Commerce conducted their annual meeting last Tuesday at Cafe 28 where members elected new board members, reelected Chamber officers and recognized outgoing board members. Joining the Board for a new two-year term are Joe Burke from National City Mortgage, Nick Gyllin from True North Travel Solutions, Sarah Spraker from Concordia Place-Avondale Read the Rest…

Ravenswood Art Critique Sessions Launch Tonight

By Mike Fourcher | Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Ravenswood Art Critique Sessions Launch Tonight

Tonight Ravenswood ArtWalk launches the first in a monthly art salons and educational seminars for artists, RAWednesdays, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the RAW offices located at 4147 North Ravenswood Avenue. Tonight’s event will be a salon and critique where artists can bring examples of their works for critique by their peers in an Read the Rest…

Early Voting Starts

By Mike Fourcher | Monday, January 11, 2010
Early Voting Starts

Election workers at the 47th Ward early voting station in the Wells Park Field House, 2333 W. Sunnyside, opened a polling place without heat since the Field House was without heat. The five judges worked in their parkas as Park District staff were still working to repair the boiler this afternoon. Early voting polling places Read the Rest…

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