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Chicago PD Community Alert - Issued to Wicker Park Neighborhood

Michael Hamrick - Monday, March 31, 2014
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 Location: 1300 N. Claremont Wicker Park Chicago

Wicker Park Bucktown Area Community Alert Issued

Michael Hamrick - Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The 14th District of the Chicago Police Department has issued a community alert in response to a robbery at the Western Blue Line Stop at 1909 N. Western Avenue. We posted information about this robbery earlier today.

Image provided courtesy of Steve Jensen via Facebook.

Photo of suspect provided courtesy of the Chicago Police Department.

Chicago Fire Filming Today in Bucktown

Michael Hamrick - Tuesday, February 04, 2014

We know how much NBC's Chicago Fire likes to film in Bucktown. Not only are parking restrictions in place through midnight tonight, but if you'd like to catch the filming live, head to Bucktown today.


photo courtesy of Steve Jensen via facebook. 

Western Avenue Closed February 7th - February 9th-Bloomindale Trail Construction

Michael Hamrick - Saturday, February 01, 2014

Alderman Waguespack has announced that part of Western Avenue will be closed next weekend, February 7th - February 9th, for work to support The Bloomingdale Trail/606 construction effort.

According to an email issued by the Alderman:

Western Avenue will be closed to ALL traffic between Wabansia (1700 North Western Ave) and Winnebago/Cortland (1900 North Western Ave).
All traffic on Western will be detoured to Damen and California Avenues (see map). Pedestrians will have to find an alternative route as well. 
Crews will begin work at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 7, 2014, working around the clock to complete the process as quickly and efficiently as possible. The viaduct will be re-opened on Monday, February 10, 2014. 

In the coming weeks, two similar weekend closures will occur at Ashland Ave and Milwaukee Ave. to remove and improve bridges under the Bloomingdale Trail. 

We will share additional information as it becomes available.

CTA Plans $492 Million Blue Line Overhaul

Michael Hamrick - Thursday, December 05, 2013

Wicker Wire: Mayor Emanuel announced this morning at the Logan Square Blue Line El Stop that a huge renovation is in the works for the CTA's Blue Line. "Your New Blue" as the project is called will upgrade 13 tracks, stations and signals as well as eliminate slow zones and add 4G internet connections to the line's subway tunnels.

According to a report published by the Chicago Sun-Times today, the O'Hare Blue Line is the fastest growing of all of the system's lines "so this investment reflects an investment in the city" said Emanuel this morning. The Blue Line will stay open throughout the project. Stations may see temporary closures and closures over the weekends but the line cannot be closed because closing a line to the airport isn't possible.

The project is expected to take 4 years to complete and is also expected to cost $492 million dollars. 

The first stations to be impacted will be: Damen, Western and California. However no start date has been announced.

For additional details:

$492 Million Overhaul of Blue Line Could Cut Trip From Downtown By 10 Minutes [Chicago Sun-Times]

Frontier Fire - Small and Contained

Michael Hamrick - Wednesday, November 20, 2013

If you noticed the fire trucks early this morning out in front of Frontier at 1072 N. Milwaukee Avenue, as many of you did, you'll feel better knowing the fire was small and contained very quickly by the Chicago Fire Department according to their facebook page.

Frontier never missed a beat and they're open for business.

Thanks to all who were concerned.

Wicker Park - Lost Cat Alert

Michael Hamrick - Monday, November 11, 2013

Hello everyone:

A Wicker Park resident has lost her cat. It was accidentally let out by its caretaker on Hoyne between North and Division Street. If you see it please let us or Kat Levitt know. Contact us via our site or Kat via Twitter @agirlandherfood.


**Lost Dog Alert ** - Wicker Park, Bucktown Area

Michael Hamrick - Wednesday, August 07, 2013

**Lost Dog Alert** - Did anyone lose a dog today? This little guy was found at North and Leavitt in Wicker Park. No microchip or collar. Please contact the Bucktown Kriser's for additional information. (773) 235-1790.

 Photo: This sweet dog was found at North & Leavitt, without a collar or microchip.  If this is your dog or you know someone missing a dog like this, please call Kriser's on Milwaukee/Wabansia.Photo courtesy of North Avenue Animal Hospital via Facebook

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