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Calm Response From Center Square Neighbor Groups On Police District Merger

By Mike Fourcher

Neighbor groups in Lincoln Square and Northcenter are taking a decidedly calm tack to the proposed merger of the 19th and 23rd Police Districts. The local attitude is in sharp contrast to the proposed merger of the 13th District in East Village into the 12th District, where neighbors have rallied and already held a protest Read the Rest…

Center Square In The News

By Brad Bretz

Rahm Renter Rob Halpin Moving Out Of Emanuel House When Lease Is Up In June. [Huffington Post Chicago] New CTA Pres. Forrest Claypool Rides the Brown Line. [Chicago Now] Rahm Emanuel On The Town: A Very Public Wants His Private Life, Too. [Crain’s Business] Big Ideas, Small Tasks: A New Alderman’s Balancing Act. [WBEZ] Painter 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

In Springfield, a Week of Change in Education. [New York Times] Making us count: Chicago Queer couples in the census: Part 2 in the series. [Windy City Times] 8 questions with Kelsie Huff. [Gapers Block] Rod Blagojevich acknowledges ‘moments of fear’ late at night. [Chicago Sun-Times] March housing starts can’t escape cellar. [Medill Reports] Bliss Read the Rest…

New 47th Ward Young Democrats Meeting For Drinks

By Mike Fourcher

A group calling themselves the 47th Ward Young Democrats will meet for drinks and a chance to chat with State Representative Ann Williams at the Save More Lounge, 4060 N. Lincoln Ave., on April 21 at 7 p.m. Organized by early-thirty-somethings Mike Melander and Megan Fulara, the group is meant to be less of a Read the Rest…

CSJ Podcast: Conversation with Alderman-Elect Ameya Pawar

By Karl Klockars

Center Square Journal had the opportunity to sit down and have a short discussion with Alderman-elect Ameya Pawar about the election, the events that have taken place since, and what his immediate plans are. Find out what Pawar’s responses to the following are: Did you vote for Rahm Emanuel? What have you done regarding your Read the Rest…

Center Square in the News

By Brad Bretz

Poor Taste Chicago took a tour of Lincoln Square. House Beautiful is coming to Chicago and Ravenswood to give away free chairs. Potter and Potter Auctions ( located at 3729 N. Ravenswood Ave) will be auctioning some very important lithographs from the heyday of Magic. Will Rahm’s Ravenswood home tenant be moving soon? Sola (located Read the Rest…

47th Ward Voter Turnout Above 50 Percent

By Samantha Abernethy

The first round of the 2011 Chicago municipal elections are over, crowning a new mayor and a new 47th ward alderman. The highly contested races brought 47th ward voters out more than in the rest of the city with 50.81 percent of registered voters casting their ballots. Citywide turnout was 41.6 percent. The biggest shocker Read the Rest…

Ald. Waguespack Wins Second Term

By Samantha Abernethy

Ald. Scott Waguespack held his seat in the 32nd ward Tuesday with a strong lead in the polls. Facing three challengers, Waguespack still pulled 66 percent of the vote, followed by David Pavlik with 17 percent. Bryan Lynch  and Brian Gorman follow. See the full numbers below. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, voter turnout was Read the Rest…

Rahm Emanuel Holds Rally in Welles Park

By Samantha Abernethy with photos by Chris Murphy.

Rahm Emanuel held a rally at Welles Park Saturday, addressing about 50-60 people and encouraging early voting at the nearby field house. 47th ward candidate Tom O’Donnell stood next to Emanuel, but did not address the crowd. Emanuel’s staff said their appearance together is not an endorsement of O’Donnell. Emanuel has supported Ald. Gene Schulter Read the Rest…

Center Square in the News

By Brad Bretz

Newsweek has the ongoing saga of Rahmbo and his fight for the mayoral office. Curbed Chicago was informed by local Realtor, Eric Rojas, that the best Tiki bar in Chicago just might be in Ravenswood. Gay Chicago Magazine endorses Tom O’Donnell for 47th Ward Alderman. Chicago Now names Caro Mio one of the city’s best romantic 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…

Center Square In The News

By Brad Bretz

The Chicago Journal has info on how to appeal your tax bill since Northcenter was one of the neighborhoods with an increase in property taxes last year. Chicago tribune reports on the success of Steven Yuen; Second City alumnus and Lincoln Square resident in the AMC’s new series, The Walking Dead. Crain’s says that Pay-To-Play is affecting Chicago’s Beer Market, including Read the Rest…

Rahm Emanuel’s Tenant Files to Run for Mayor

By Samantha Abernethy

After much speculation, Rahm Emanuel’s tenant Rob Halpin has filed the paperwork to run for mayor. Halpin lives in a house owned by Emanuel at 4228 N. Hermitage Ave., near Berteau. Emanuel rented out his home while he was living and working in Washington, D.C. Upon return, Emanuel offered to buy the Halpins out of Read the Rest…

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