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Senior Living Facility Coming to Vacant Ashland Ave. Lot

By Sam Charles | Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Senior Living Facility Coming to Vacant Ashland Ave. Lot

Artis Senior Living of Wrigleyville, LLC has recently been granted a special warranty deed to build a senior living community at the property located at 3535 N. Ashland Ave., according to records from the Cook County Recorder of Deeds. The deed was granted on Nov. 30. Data on the Recorder of Deeds site was only Read the Rest…

Welles Park Baseball Preparing For Another Season

By Sam Charles | Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Welles Park Baseball Preparing For Another Season

The 47th Ward mainstay that is the Welles Park Baseball League is getting ready for its 23rd season. More than 1,100 kids and young adults, between ages 5 and 18, will fill the rosters of 80 teams in six different leagues—averaging out to about 14 players per team—throughout spring and summer 2013 at the park, Read the Rest…

Family Grounds Closing Up Shop

By Sam Charles | Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Family Grounds Closing Up Shop

After three years of serving up cafe drinks, comfort foods, sandwiches and soups, Family Grounds Cafe, 3652 N. Lincoln Ave., will close its doors for the final time on Dec. 21. The announcement was posted on cafe’s website and Facebook page yesterday. “Dear friends, thank you for your support over the past 3+ years!” the Read the Rest…

Community Leaders, Residents Make Final Push to Save Lincoln Avenue Bus

By Sam Charles | Monday, December 10, 2012
Community Leaders, Residents Make Final Push to Save Lincoln Avenue Bus

Community leaders and residents attended the first of two CTA budget meetings en masse Monday night to show their disapproval of the CTA’s decision to eliminate the #11 Lincoln Avenue bus. Ald. Ameya Pawar (47th), State Representative Ann Williams (11th), Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey (12th) and dozens of #11 bus riders attended the hearing Read the Rest…

Last-Ditch Effort to Save Lincoln Bus on Monday

By Sam Charles | Friday, December 7, 2012
Last-Ditch Effort to Save Lincoln Bus on Monday

Time is not on the side of the Lincoln Avenue bus, but that’s not stopping Ald. Ameya Pawar (47th) from rallying local constituents to join him on Monday evening at 6:00 p.m. at CTA Headquarters, 567 W. Lake St., to state their case once more at the CTA’s 2013 budget hearing. Often-described as a “lifeline” Read the Rest…

Report: Human Trafficking Pervasive in Massage Parlors

By Sam Charles | Friday, December 7, 2012
Report: Human Trafficking Pervasive in Massage Parlors

According to a report published by the Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation and Not In Our Name!, a group made up of massage therapists against sex trafficking, the culture of massage parlors is conducive to sex trafficking in the United States. A recent report by Center Square Journal identified several area massage parlors where sexual favors are allegedly offered by Read the Rest…

Gap Coming to Former Site of Ann Sather’s

By Sam Charles | Thursday, December 6, 2012
Gap Coming to Former Site of Ann Sather’s

Set to open in 2013, the property at 3416 N. Southport Ave. will be home to a new Gap retail store, said Heather Way, executive director of the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce. Construction on the building is already underway and is expected to be finished by late spring 2013, Way said. The store, which will Read the Rest…

Southport Brown Line Most Common Scene of Area CTA Crime

By Sam Charles | Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Southport Brown Line Most Common Scene of Area CTA Crime

The Roscoe View Journal’s coverage area has seen 20 total crimes on or around CTA property in the last year, according to data from the city. Fourteen of the reported incidents were theft–mostly pick-pocketing–while two incidents of battery, one assault, one instance of deceptive practice, once instance of reckless conduct and one robbery were also reported. Three Read the Rest…

Despite Elimination, Lincoln Bus Ridership Up This Year

By Sam Charles | Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Despite Elimination, Lincoln Bus Ridership Up This Year

The fate of #11 Lincoln bus may be sealed, with its final ride scheduled for Dec. 16, but statistics from the Chicago Transit Authority show that the bus has seen more than 24,000 additional riders from January – October 2012 than during the same time period in 2011. Through Oct. 31, the #11 has given Read the Rest…

Source: Target In Talks To Purchase Lincoln-Belmont-Ashland Building

By Mike Fourcher | Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Source: Target In Talks To Purchase Lincoln-Belmont-Ashland Building

Target Corporation is close to purchasing the former LaSalle Bank Building at 3201 N. Ashland Ave., a source close to the situation has told Roscoe View Journal. The property at Lincoln, Belmont and Ashland Aves., once planned as the mixed-use Lakeview Collection, has been in limbo and disrepair since Wachovia and Wells Fargo Banks foreclosed Read the Rest…

Customer Reviews Say Sexual Favors Allegedly Offered In Neighborhood Massage Parlors

By Sam Charles | Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Customer Reviews Say Sexual Favors Allegedly Offered In Neighborhood Massage Parlors

Six massage parlors in Lincoln Square, Northcenter, Roscoe Village and West Lakeview allegedly provide paid sexual favors, according to a highly sophisticated and well-organized website created to collect customer reviews of prostitution. The businesses in Center Square Journal’s and Roscoe View Journal’s combined coverage areas were cited by different websites as establishments where patrons could Read the Rest…

Area Seniors Share Strategies To Stay Engaged, Active

By Sam Charles | Monday, December 3, 2012
Area Seniors Share Strategies To Stay Engaged, Active

When public transit services, like the #11 Lincoln Avenue bus face elimination, senior citizens are usually the first to feel the impact. But though the bus will soon no longer exist, Ald. Ameya Pawar (47th) and Forward Chicago are launching a new initiative to help seniors throughout the city find ways to fully enjoy their Read the Rest…

Snow-less Winterfest; Holiday Decorating Contest Planned

By Sam Charles | Monday, December 3, 2012
Snow-less Winterfest; Holiday Decorating Contest Planned

Though the weather outside was far from frightful–a balmy 60 degrees–families still strolled Roscoe St. this past weekend getting in the holiday spirit with the annual Roscoe Village Winterfest tree lighting sponsored by the Roscoe Village Neighbors. All along Roscoe, businesses were flush with families taking advantage of the unseasonably warm weather traveling to and Read the Rest…

Lane Tech Celebrates National Blue Ribbon Honor

By Sam Charles | Friday, November 30, 2012
Lane Tech Celebrates National Blue Ribbon Honor

Lane Tech High School put another notch in its belt with when it was awarded a Blue Ribbon last September, and today the school held a school-wide celebration of achievement. Featuring guest speakers Ald. Ameya Pawar (47th), State Rep. Ann Williams (D-11) and State Senate President John Cullerton (D-6), Lane Tech students and faculty gave Read the Rest…

Lincoln Square-Ravenswood Chamber Offering Incentive To Shop Locally For Holidays

By Sam Charles | Thursday, November 29, 2012
Lincoln Square-Ravenswood Chamber Offering Incentive To Shop Locally For Holidays

The Lincoln Square-Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce is using the holiday spirit to help drum up revenue for local businesses, and holiday shoppers have more incentive than usual this year to shop local. The Chamber is offering $50 gift certificates for several area restaurants to the first 150 shoppers who spend $300 or more at a Read the Rest…

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