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There’s Precedent: Elected School Board Would Make Matters Worse

By Mike Fourcher

Next week voters in a patchwork quilt of precincts across Chicago will be asked at the bottom of their ballots to vote on a referendum that promotes an ill-conceived activist fantasy. The non-binding measure asks, “Shall each member of the Board of School District 299, known as the Chicago Board of Education, be elected by voters of Read the Rest…

Despite Reports, Area CAPS Meetings Still On Schedule

By Sam Charles

Despite reports from the Chicago Reader that Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy plans to eliminate the Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy, CAPS, budget in 2013, scheduled meetings in the 19th and 20th districts are still going to be held, according to CAPS representatives from both districts. “I haven’t heard anything yet, but [meetings] should be [held] until Read the Rest…

Despite Reports, Area CAPS Meetings Still On Schedule

By Sam Charles

Despite reports from the Chicago Reader that Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy plans to eliminate the Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy, CAPS, budget in 2013, scheduled meetings in the 19th and 20th districts are still going to be held, according to CAPS representatives from both districts. “I haven’t heard anything yet, but [meetings] should be [held] until Read the Rest…

Roscoe View Gathers A Few “Best Of” From Chicago Reader

By Mike Fourcher

The Chicago Reader released the results of its “Best Of” reader poll, and this year Roscoe View didn’t do too shabby. Even if you didn’t live in the neighborhood, some of the winners would are clear favorites (um, Paulina? Lake View Y?). This year there were also a couple blockbuster winners who maybe had more Read the Rest…

Reader Names Lincoln Square “Runner Up”

By Mike Fourcher

Yeah, whatever, posers. We know we’re the best. The Chicago Reader has released the results of their annual “Best Of” poll and this year’s readers named Lincoln Square the “Runner Up” best neighborhood. The winner? Logan Square. Sounds like the poll was taken over by hipster, Blue Line-riding, former Art Institute students to us. They Read the Rest…

Center Square In The News

By Samantha Abernethy

Five Exotic Spots For Destination Drinking [Chicago Magazine] Merry Old English Food In Chicago [ABC7] Cheese, Please: Spots With A Fine Selection [Chicago Reader] “Food On The Dole” Now a Salon [Dining Chicago] Cook County Foreclosure Filings Jump 10% In First Quarter [Housing Wire] Chicago School Funding, Property Tax Hikes Left to Emanuel’s School Board Read the Rest…

Center Square in the News

By Brad Bretz

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

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…

Local Music Showcase at Martyrs’

By Samantha Abernethy

Act fast to buy your ticket to see the the local music showcase at Martyrs‘ presented by the Chicago Reader Real Deal and Half Acre Beer Company. Four great up-and-coming bands will perform Friday, Feb. 25 at Martyrs’, 3855 N. Lincoln Ave. and your ticket includes a free pint of Half Acre beer, brewed right Read the Rest…

Center Square In The News

By Brad Bretz

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…

Center Square In The News

By Brad Bretz

The Olympian reports on Lincoln Square resident author, Lee Sandlin, and his first book ” “Wicked River: The Mississippi When It Last Ran Wild”. The Chicago Reader spotted a new location of The Red Lion Pub coming soon to Lincoln Square. We’ll have more information on that soon. Windy City Times had an article about Lincoln Square Read the Rest…

‘Never Been to Paris’ Comes to Lincoln Lodge

By Monte LaMonte

Sean Flannery’s Never Been To Paris is a new one-man show debuting at Lincoln Lodge on Friday, August 20, and it’s sure to make even the toughest cynic crack a smile. Flannery has been piecing this show together for more than two years, working to get it exactly where he wants it. I’ve seen several Read the Rest…

Last Chance to See 50 Aldermen/50 Artists

By Hunter Clauss

Tomorrow is the last day to catch the 50 Aldermen/50 Artists exhibit at Johalla Projects, located at 1561 N. Milwaukee Ave.?As you can probably tell by the name, 50 artists were deployed to create portraits of all the members of the City Council. The artists who covered aldermen Richard Mell (seen to the right), Eugene Read the Rest…

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