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Uncle Rahm Wants You … to Join the Snow Corps

By Patty Wetli

If Mayor Emanuel were to have addressed the city before the first underwhelming snowfall of his tenure, one imagines his pep talk to have gone something like this: Ask not what your city can do for you, ask what you can do for your city. Shovel thy neighbor’s sidewalk. To help Chicagoans navigate winter, the Read the Rest…

The Chicago Pedestrian Plan Wants Your Input

By Patty Wetli

Did you know that in Vermont, cars halt at crosswalks without the added incentive of a stop sign to let pedestrians pass? Oh, those crazy Green Mountaineers must be high on Ben & Jerry’s. Actually, the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT), in coordination with the Mayor’s Pedestrian Advisory Council (MPAC), is currently working on the Read the Rest…

Save the Planet One Piece of Mail at a Time

By Patty Wetli

Every month or so, I can count on receiving a pamphlet trying to sell me hearing aids because some direct mail company keeps mistaking me for my mother-in-law (that’s a whole other story). And every month or so, I duly drop the pamphlet in our recycling bin. But what if I could stop the mailing Read the Rest…

Save the Planet One Piece of Mail at a Time

By Patty Wetli

Every month or so, I can count on receiving a pamphlet trying to sell me hearing aids because some direct mail company keeps mistaking me for my mother-in-law (that’s a whole other story). And every month or so, I duly drop the pamphlet in our recycling bin. But what if I could stop the mailing Read the Rest…

How to Recycle Christmas Trees and Lights

By Samantha Abernethy

Well, as my grandfather says, “It’s all over but the shouting.” Another Christmas has come to a close. And if you got a real tree this year, you probably have some dry needles sticking to your feet by now. So what should you do with it? Well the city has created a holiday tree recycling program Read the Rest…

How to Recycle Christmas Trees and Lights

By Samantha Abernethy

Well, as my grandfather says, “It’s all over but the shouting.” Another Christmas has come to a close. And if you got a real tree this year, you probably have some dry needles sticking to your feet by now. So what should you do with it? Well the city has created a holiday tree recycling Read the Rest…

City Launches Prescription Discount Card Program

By Laura Pearson

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

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…

CAPS Beat 2031: Property Theft on the Rise

By Patty Wetli

Thefts and burglaries are up across the city, largely attributed to the state of the economy, and Beat 2031 has not been immune to this trend. Reporting to the approximately one dozen residents in attendance at last night’s CAPS meeting, Sgt. Jeffrey Sacks noted that while there’s very little violent crime within the beat (covering Read the Rest…

City Brings Fourth of July Fireworks to North Side

By Laura Pearson

This year, in lieu of the traditional July 3 fireworks at the Taste of Chicago, the City of Chicago will stage three smaller scale displays along the lakefront on Sunday, July 4. The North Side fireworks show will be viewable between Montrose Beach and Foster Avenue Beach (5200 N. Lake Shore Drive). It starts at Read the Rest…

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