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Man charged with growing pot in Andersonville home

About 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Lincoln District officers executed a search warrant at Guiragossian’s home in the 1400 block of West Gregory, police said. A search of the building led to the discovery of a “significant number of cannabis plants and means of production.”

    Man charged with growing pot in Andersonville home
    A man has been charged with growing more than 20 marijuana plants in his Andersonville neighborhood home on the North Side. Michael Guiragossian, 53, faces one felony count of production of cannabis - between 20 and 50 plants - and one misdemeanor count of possession of a controlled substance, according to a statement from Chicago Police.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

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Andersonville Man Charged In Pot Growing Operation

At 6:30 p.m. Saturday evening, police executed a warrant to search the home of Michael Guiragossian, 53, in the 1400 block of West Gregory Street. Inside they found "a significant number of cannabis plants and means of production," police said.

    Andersonville Man Charged In Pot Growing Operation
    ANDERSONVILLE - A man was charged after a police raid unearthed a network of cannabis plants he was growing in his Andersonville home, according to a Sunday news release. At 6:30 p.m. Saturday evening, police executed a warrant to search the home of Michael Guiragossian, 53, in the 1400 block of West Gregory Street.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

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75 CPS schools now have tested positive for lead

Helen Peirce International Studies Elementary School 1423 W Bryn Mawr Ave

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2405 Linden Avenue, Baltimore, MD 01053, 41.4822, -81.6697

John J Audubon Elementary School 3500 N Hoyne Ave

Clara Barton Elementary School 7650 S Wolcott Ave 

Edward Beasley Elementary Magnet Academic Center 5255 S State St

Jacob Beidler Elementary School 3151 W Walnut St

James G. Blaine Elementary School 1420 W Grace St

Blair Early Childhood Center 6751 W 63rd Pl

Lorenz Brentano Math & Science Academy 2723 N Fairfield Ave

Lyman A Budlong Elementary School 2701 W Foster Ave

Burbank Elementary School 2035 N Mobile Ave

Edmond Burke Elementary School 5356 S King Dr 

Daniel R Cameron Elementary School 1234 N Monticello Ave

Carson Elementary School 5516 S Maplewood Ave

George Washington Carver Primary School 901 E 133rd Pl

Thomas Chalmers Specialty Elementary School 2745 W Roosevelt Rd

Eliza Chappell Elementary School 2135 W Foster Ave

Salmon P Chase Elementary School 2021 N Point St

Edward Coles Elementary Language Academy 8441 S Yates Blvd

Columbia Explorers Elementary Academy 4520 S Kedzie Ave

Courtenay Language Arts Center 4420 N Beacon St

Charles R Darwin Elementary School 3116 W Belden Ave 

Charles S Deneen Elementary School 7240 S Wabash Ave

Walt Disney Magnet Elementary School 4140 N Marine Dr

Disney II Magnet School 3815 N Kedvale Ave 

John B Drake Elementary School 2710 S Dearborn St

Durkin Park Elementary School 8445 S Kolin Ave

Esmond Elementary School 1865 W Montvale Ave

Edward Everett Elementary School 3419 S Bell Ave

Fairfield Elementary Academy 6201 S Fairfield Ave

Fernwood Elementary School 10041 S Union Ave

Frederick Funston Elementary School 2010 N Central Park Ave

William C. Goudy Technology Academy 5120 N Winthrop Ave

Horace Greeley Elementary School 832 W Sheridan Rd

Frank W Gunsaulus Elementary Scholastic Academy 4420 S Sacramento Ave

John H Hamline Elementary School 4747 S Bishop St 

Bret Harte Elementary School 1556 E 56th St

John Harvard Elementary School of Excellence 7525 S Harvard

Robert Healy Elementary School 3010 S Parnell Ave

William G Hibbard Elementary School 3244 W Ainslie St

Charles Evans Hughes Elementary School 4247 W 15th St

Joshua D Kershaw Elementary School 6450 S Lowe Ave 

LaSalle II Magnet Elementary School 1148 N Honore St

Josephine C Locke Elementary School 2828 N Oak Park Ave

Joseph Lovett Elementary School 6333 W Bloomingdale Ave

George Manierre Elementary School 1420 N Hudson Ave 

John L Marsh Elementary School 9822 S Exchange Ave 

Arnold Mireles Elementary Academy 9000 S Exchange Ave 

Florence Nightingale Elementary School 5250 S Rockwell St

Jesse Owens Elementary Community Academy 12302 S State St

Parkside Elementary Community Academy 6938 S East End Ave 

William Penn Elementary School 1616 S Avers Ave 

Manuel Perez Elementary School 1241 W 19th St

Josiah Pickard Elementary School 2301 W 21st Pl

Pilsen Elementary Community Academy 1420 W 17th St

Portage Park Elementary School 5330 W Berteau Ave 

Ernst Prussing Elementary School 4650 N Menard Ave

William C Reavis Math & Science Specialty Elementary School 834 E 50th St Chicago

Frank W Reilly Elementary School 3650 W School St

Washington D Smyser Elementary School 4310 N Melvina Ave

John M Smyth Elementary School 1059 W 13th St

Hannah G Solomon Elementary School 6206 N Hamlin Ave

Spencer Elementary Technology Academy 214 N Lavergne Ave

Frederick Stock Elementary School 7507 W Birchwood Ave 

Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School 3444 W Wabansia Ave

Mancel Talcott Elementary School 1840 W Ohio St

Henry O Tanner Elementary School 7350 S Evans Ave

Enrico Tonti Elementary School 5815 S Homan Ave

George Washington Elementary School 3611 E 114th St 

Ida B Wells Preparatory Elementary Academy 249 E 37th St

Daniel S Wentworth Elementary School 1340 W 71st St

Woodlawn Community Elementary School 6657 S Kimbark Ave

Ella Flagg Young Elementary School 1434 N Parkside Ave 

Emiliano Zapata Elementary Academy 2728 S Kostner Ave

    75 CPS schools now have tested positive for lead
    Chicago Public Schools has 75 elementary schools with amounts of lead in their drinking water that have tested above federally acceptable standards. That's about 18 percent so far of the 422 grade schools run by the city's school system. CPS released the updated numbers after 8 p.m.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

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Wicker Park Fest, the Comedy Exposition, and more things to do in Chicago this weekend

...Pick up your next summer read at Women & Children First’s Annual Used Book Sale (5233 N. Clark), and contribute to the Women’s Voices fund. Scope out the rest of the block...

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...Invisible Man: Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison in Harlem" at the Art Institute of Chicago (111 S. Michigan) features the collaborative work of the photographer and writer, including contact sheets, photographs, and the...

Sat 7/23: Embrace and celebrate those with disabilities by participating in Chicago's Disability Pride Parade. The route begins at Plymouth Court and Van Buren and ends at Daley Plaza. 11 AM

...includes headliners Greg Proops, Marina Franklin, and Megan Gailey. After the preview at the Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia), AV Club’s Senior Editor Marah Eakin leads a Q&A with the comedic power...

Sat 7/23-Sun 7/24: Stop by the city’s most celebrated street festival, Wicker Park Fest (North and Damen) for interactive and exhibited art, tasty local delights, and music from Rocket from the Crypt, Com Truise, and Mountain Goats. Noon-10 PM

...Bright Light Social Hour, The Mowgli's, Windy City Pet Expo, Chicago Hot Sauce Fest, Belmont and Elston, Invisible Man, Gordon Parks, Ralph Ellison, Feminist Uprising to Resist Inequality and Exploitation, FURIE, Blame...

    Wicker Park Fest, the Comedy Exposition, and more things to do in Chicago this weekend
    There's plenty to do this weekend to beat the heat. Here are our recommendations: Through 8/28: "Invisible Man: Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison in Harlem" at the Art Institute of Chicago (111 S. Michigan) features the collaborative work of the photographer and writer, including contact sheets, photographs, and the essays "Harlem Is Nowhere" (1948) and "A Man Becomes Invisible" (1952).
    http://www.chicagoreader.com

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Weekly Update from Your Alderman – July 22, 2016

Ice Cream Social – Monday July 25: Join us for free ice cream and games at 4 pm at Cedar Playlot, 5311 N. Winthrop.

Andersonville Farmers Market – Wednesday July 27: Veggies, great food and more from 3-8 pm on Berwyn just west of Clark.

...Household items and gift cards can be dropped off at the 48th Ward Service Office, 5533 N. Broadway, from 9 am-5 pm Monday-Friday, and they will be given to the teams...

Sheridan Road & Bryn Mawr

5437 N. Clark St.

5451 N. Broadway

5779 N. Ridge Ave.

1212 W. Balmoral Ave.

1115 W. Berwyn Ave.

1044 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.

5400 N. Clark St.

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...July 22, Saturday July 23 and Sunday July 24. Participating merchants stretch from 5000 to 5800 N. Clark. Come and spend a summer weekend hunting for the best finds...

48th Ward Film Festival – Tuesday July 26: Watch the movie ‘Inside Out’ at Senn Park, 1501 W. Elmdale; begins at dusk.

CAPS Night Out at Swift School – Wednesday July 27: Join local police and community members for basketball and other games from 5-7 pm  (5900 N. Winthrop).

CAPS Night Out at Buttercup Park – Wednesday July 27: Come out from 5-7 pm for fun and games with police officers and others (4901 N. Sheridan).

The Chicago Police Department’s 20th District and the Chicago Fire Department are holding a Family Safety Fair from 11 am-2 pm Saturday July 23 at Amundsen High School, 5110 N. Damen Ave. The fair will include safety tips, ice cream, food trucks and fun games for the whole family.

The Illinois Secretary of State’s Office will be available from 10 am-1:30 pm Tuesday, July 26 to issue State ID cards, renew driver’s licenses and provide other services at the South-East Asia Center, 5120 N. Broadway.

Low-income seniors may be eligible for coupons to shop at community farmers’ markets. Coupon distribution for eligible participants who live north of Addison Street will take place from 9 am-3 pm Thursday and Friday August 4-5 at the North Center Senior Satellite Center, 4040 N. Oakley Ave.

The Circuit Court of Cook County Elder Justice Center will present a program, “When a Mental Illness Requires Protective Care,” from noon-1:30 p.m. Tuesday July 26. The seminar will be held at the Richard J. Daley Center, 50 W. Washington St., in Courtroom 2005.

Chicagoland Methodist Senior Services offers gentle yoga on Tuesday and Friday mornings at the Winwood Apartments, 1406 W. Winona Ave.

The 48th Ward Summer Satellite Office, 4956 N. Sheridan Rd. (at Argyle) is open from 2-5 pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 2-8 pm Thursdays.

The Edgewater Public Library, 6000 N. Broadway, and the Bezazian Public Library, 1226 W. Ainslie St., offer a wide variety of programs and events each month. Find everything from resume-writing workshops to Zumba classes.

The Edgewater Public Library, 6000 N. Broadway, and the Bezazian Public Library, 1226 W. Ainslie St., offer a wide variety of programs and events each month. Find everything from resume-writing workshops to Zumba classes.

6205 N. Sheridan Rd.

5358 N. Ashland Ave.

1703 Orrington Ave.

1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.

6157 N. Clark St. (at Granville)

5153 N. Ashland Ave.

    Weekly Update from Your Alderman - July 22, 2016 | 48th Ward Service Website
    Weekly Update from Your Alderman: Welcoming a new staff member, lots of youth opportunities this summer, property tax rebate approved, work on school budgets,
    http://48thward.org

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Former tanning salon owner faces fourth sexual assault charge

...gave Winner a ride from a local bar to his mother’s apartment in the 5400 block of North Sheridan, the state’s attorney’s office said. The woman went inside the apartment with him...

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Marc Winner, 45, who previously owned Soleil Tanning Salon at 1018 W. Madison, was charged with sexual assault Wednesday, according to a statement from the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.

    Former tanning salon owner faces fourth sexual assault charge
    The former owner of a tanning salon on the Near West Side has been charged with a fourth count of sexual assault. Marc Winner, 45, who previously owned Soleil Tanning Salon at 1018 W. Madison, was charged with sexual assault Wednesday, according to a statement from the Cook County state's attorney's office.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

2 days ago

Accused Serial Rapist, Marc Winner, Could be Loser After 4th Sex Assualt Charge

Marc Winner, 45, was charged Wednesday with criminal Sexual Assault for allegedly attacking a 30-year-old woman in September 2010 at the home of his mother in the 5400 block of North Sheridan Road, according to the Office of Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez.

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...assaults in 2009, 2012 and 2015 when he owned and operated Soleil Tanning Salon, at 1018 W. Madison Ave. in the West Loop. After those incidents, he was arrested on charges of aggravated criminal...

    Accused Serial Rapist, Marc Winner, Could be Loser After 4th Sex Assualt Charge
    The owner of a Chicago tanning salon who already faces multiple criminal charges for allegedly sexually assaulting a former employee and two clients has now been charged with the 2010 sexual assault of a woman on the city's North Side.
    http://patch.com

3 days ago

The 9 Best Gardening Shops In Chicago

Gethsemane Garden Center is located at 5739 N. Clark St. —By Anthony Todd

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Sprout Home is located at 745 N. Damen Ave. —By Anthony Todd

Old Town Gardens is located at 1555 N. Wells St. —By Anthony Todd

City Escape Garden Center & Design Studio is located at 3022 W. Lake St.

Fleur is located at 2651 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Chicago Roots Hydroponics is located at 4020 W. Irving Park Rd.

Fertile Ltd. is located at 1646-50 W. Diversey Pkwy.

Adams & Son is located at 1057 N. California Ave.

    The 9 Best Gardening Shops In Chicago
    Tucked between the towering steel and glass of Chicago's urban jungle, there's plenty of real greenery and foliage, if you know where to look. Whether you're seeking hardy potted plants for your condo balcony or seasonal veggies for your backyard garden, the city's blossoming with possibilities.
    http://chicagoist.com

3 days ago

Former Tanning Salon Owner Charged With Fourth Rape

...gave Winner a ride from a local bar to his mother’s apartment in the 5400 block of North Sheridan, the state’s attorney’s office said. The woman went inside the apartment with him...

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Marc Winner, 45, who previously owned Soleil Tanning Salon at 1018 W. Madison, was charged with sexual assault Wednesday, according to a statement from the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.

    Former Tanning Salon Owner Charged With Fourth Rape
    CHICAGO (STMW) - The former owner of a tanning salon on the Near West Side has been charged with a fourth count of sexual assault. Marc Winner, 45, who previously owned Soleil Tanning Salon at 1018 W. Madison, was charged with sexual assault Wednesday, according to a statement from the Cook County state's attorney's office.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

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The Obscure History Of How Chicago's Favorite Bars Got Their Names

Simon's is located at 5210 N. Clark St.

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Delilah's is located at 2771 N. Lincoln Ave.

Guthrie's is located at 1300 W. Addison St.

Martin's is located at 2058 W. 22nd Pl.

    The Obscure History Of How Chicago's Favorite Bars Got Their Names
    By Madeline Hester Chicago has plenty of bars named after people, and I bet you never really think, when you're referring to them ("Let's go to Norm's! Meet me at Maria's! Hey, I lost my virginity at Dennis' Place!") that their might be an actual person involved.
    http://chicagoist.com

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Updated 5 days ago

July 15, 2016 – Ridge Water Main Project

WARD OFFICE: 5533 N. Broadway St., Chicago, Illinois 60640

    July 15, 2016 - Ridge Water Main Project
    Work is continuing to proceed southeast on Ridge, and will likely extend to Wayne Avenue by Monday July 18. Crews will be working on Saturday July 16 as well. The first planned water shutoff (necessary to make connections from the old to the new pipe) should take place Wednesday or Thursday (July 20 or 21).
    http://48thward.org

  • john early ave resident for 10+ years

    We don't have any speed bumps on Early or in the alley that is between Ridge and Early. We had asked to have some temporary speed bumps installed in both but were turned down. I wish they would have with the amount of traffic going through both. At least it would slow them down.

  • HarleyGrrl Why YES! People actually DO live on Clark St!

    I dont know if the speed bumps do any good - we suffered with them in our alley. People would slow down to start the alley and then decide to make up for lost time and race to the other speed bump at the end of the alley. If I...

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    I dont know if the speed bumps do any good - we suffered with them in our alley. People would slow down to start the alley and then decide to make up for lost time and race to the other speed bump at the end of the alley. If I am in the garage I let a tennis ball loose to let them know kids can be playing.

    Thanks to the plastic speedbumps we had I had to replace the exhaust on my bike, motor mounts on my car. The wear and tear was too much.

5 days ago

SWAT, Police Respond to Situation on Chicago's North Side

Few details were available on what was happening in the 5900 block of North Ridge Avenue, but Chicago Police News Affairs reported police activity in the area Monday afternoon.

    SWAT, Police Respond to Situation on Chicago's North Side
    A SWAT team is responding to a situation on Chicago's North Side, authorities said Monday.
    http://www.nbcchicago.com

5 days ago

Police activity at Heart O’ Chicago Motel

84 Peterson buses are temporarily rerouted via Peterson, Western, Foster, Broadway, Bryn Mawr and Ridge.

    Police activity at Heart O' Chicago Motel
    CHICAGO -- Chicago police are at the scene of a motel in the city's Edgewater neighborhood Monday afternoon. Chicago police confirmed that SWAT was also on the scene of the Heart O' Chicago Motel, 5990 N. Ridge Ave. CTA has temporarily rerouted #84 Peterson buses due to the police activity.
    http://cltv.com

5 days ago

SWAT Team Called To Heart O' Chicago Motel

EDGEWATER — A SWAT team was been called to confront a developing police situation at the Heart O' Chicago motel, 5900 N. Ridge Ave., police said Monday.

    SWAT Team Called To Heart O' Chicago Motel
    EDGEWATER - A SWAT team was been called to confront a developing police situation at the Heart O' Chicago motel, 5900 N. Ridge Ave., police said Monday. Dispatchers were notified of the incident around 1 p.m., police said. Traffic has been closed all along the triangle formed by Peterson Avenue, Clark Street and Ridge Avenue.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

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Updated Jul 16

Pokemon Go Hunt Ends With Punch To The Face, Robbery And Trip To The ER

Officer Michelle Tannehill, a police spokeswoman, said around 9:40 p.m. a man was near his home in the 5400 block of North Sheridan Road looking at his phone when 3 to 4 robbers tackled the man to the ground before hitting him in the head and torso and running off with his property.

    Pokemon Go Hunt Ends With Punch To The Face, Robbery And Trip To The ER
    EDGEWATER - A man taking a bike ride and playing Pokemon Go five minutes from his home was attacked and mugged while trying to catch 'em all on the Lakefront Trail in Edgewater, according to police and the victim's partner. "We're just still in shock and terrified," the victim's boyfriend told DNAinfo.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

  • Bruce_ Born somewhere else aged to perfection Chiraq Park

    Most popular game ever.

  • No way Dude. Was it better than Frisbee golf?

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