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75 CPS schools now have tested positive for lead

LaSalle II Magnet Elementary School 1148 N Honore St

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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 

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 

Helen Peirce International Studies Elementary School 1423 W Bryn Mawr 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

  • Paul, perhaps you aren't aware that replacing just one section of a long run of lead pipe releases more lead than leaving it alone? IOW, it all goes at one time or you just leave it alone. How is the city supposed to pay for a one time, city-wide rebuild?...

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    Paul, perhaps you aren't aware that replacing just one section of a long run of lead pipe releases more lead than leaving it alone? IOW, it all goes at one time or you just leave it alone. How is the city supposed to pay for a one time, city-wide rebuild? In the meantime you can obtain low/no lead tainted water by letting the house pipes flush out for a minutes or so each morning. You could catch that flushing water for clothes washing or do lilke I do and use it for the plants.

  • Uptown Arts Council Director UAC/SPNA Arts Co-Chair: Jeffrey Littleton

    Is this a good time to talk about asbestos?

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR ALTERATIONS OF AN EXISTING DUPLEX UNIT WITHIN AN EXISTING TWO-UNIT RESIDENTIAL BUILDING. *INTERIOR WORK ONLY, IN UNIT 'A' ONLY, NO PLUMBING WORK* AREA OF WORK EQUALS 1,436 GSF.

    1322 N. Leavitt St. Issued July 21, 2016 Comment
  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    SELF-CERTIFICATION: ALTERATIONS TO EXISTING TYPE III-B, 3-STORY BUILDING, THE DEN THEATRE, SMALL VENUE (C-2) ON THE FIRST FLOOR WITH A MAXIMUM 149-PERSON CAPACITY AND A SMALL VENUE ON THE SECOND FLOOR WITH A MAXIMUM 99-PERSON CAPACITY WITH A THIRD FLOOR OFFICE TENANT AS PER PLANS. **SPRINKLER SYSTEM THROUGHOUT BUILDING TO BE A SEPARATE APPROVAL **

    1327 N. Milwaukee Ave. Issued July 21, 2016 Comment
  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    DECONVERT EXISTING 2 FLAT TO SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE AND ERECT NEW 2 STORY BAY WINDOW AND SECOND FLOOR ADDITION PER PLANS. CONDITIONAL PERMIT SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTION.

    1803 W. Wabansia Ave. Issued July 21, 2016 Comment
  • Permit issued for new construction

    PERMIT EXPIRES ON 09/21/2016 ERECTION STARTS: 7/23/2016, ERECTION ENDS: 7/24/2016. WICKER PARK FEST STAGES. 1-16X16 AND 2-24X16 MOBILE STAGES. CRITERION PRODUCTIONS.** SELF CERTIFIED STAGES ** CONDITIONAL APPROVAL ** SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTION ** AOR CERTIFICATION OF INSPECTION

    1572 N. Milwaukee Ave. Issued July 21, 2016 Comment
  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    Epoxy inject cracks, place foundation crack plates on west, east and south sides.

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20 hours ago

Publican Owners Dropping An 'Anker' In Wicker Park

Located at 1576 N. Milwaukee Ave., the bar will be an extension of the Publican brand of restaurants in the city. It will be named Publican Anker, and owners are calling it their version of a "perfect bar room."

    Publican Owners Dropping An 'Anker' In Wicker Park
    WICKER PARK - A new mural on Milwaukee Avenue isn't just another piece of public art in the neighborhood: it also serves as an announcement that the group behind Publican and Big Star will open another Wicker Park bar. Located at 1576 N.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

20 hours ago

Wicker Park Fest 2016 Heads Back To Milwaukee Avenue This Weekend

Wicker Park Fest is held on Milwaukee Avenue between North Avenue (1600 N. Milwaukee Avenue) and Paulina (1200 N. Milwaukee Avenue); easily accessible by the Blue Line and just minutes from downtown.  Event hours are 12:00 noon – 10:00 p.m. on July 23 and 24 and the gate donation is $10.

Wicker Park Fest is held on Milwaukee Avenue between North Avenue (1600 N. Milwaukee Avenue) and Paulina (1200 N. Milwaukee Avenue); easily accessible by the Blue Line and just minutes from downtown.  Event hours are 12:00 noon – 10:00 p.m. on July 23 and 24 and the gate donation is $10.

    Wicker Park Fest 2016 Heads Back To Milwaukee Avenue This Weekend
    Wicker Park Fest heads back to the neighborhood's Milwaukee Avenue on July 23rd-July 24th 2016. This year's festival includes three stages of continuous live music, a dedicated children's fun area, an arts section with installation and performance acts, dozens of the most popular local boutiques and restaurants, and environmentally-friendly production efforts.
    http://www.wickerparkbucktown.info

20 hours ago

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

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

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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...

...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...

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...

...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

20 hours ago

Plan Commission Approves McDonald’s New West Loop HQ, Lathrop TIF

Approved: a 3-building, transit-oriented complex at 1257 N. Paulina in Wicker Park, totaling 200 residential units pic.twitter.com/Co95F2xzTr — Chicago DPD (@ChicagoDPD) July 21, 2016

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Commission has approved a plan to build a five-story, 32-unit residential building at 2050 N. Clark in Lincoln Park pic.twitter.com/P2xPeFWukK — Chicago DPD (@ChicagoDPD) July 21, 2016

Commission approves mixed-use, 25-story plan with 71 residential units at 330 W. Huron St. on the Near North Side pic.twitter.com/EWCXoTK3zX — Chicago DPD (@ChicagoDPD) July 21, 2016

Commission OK's rehabilitation of 168 N. Michigan Ave. Will restore terra cotta, add five stories for 210-key hotel. pic.twitter.com/IblK2WhWtl — Chicago DPD (@ChicagoDPD) July 21, 2016

Commission approves plan at 4001-4159 W. Diversey, for three, single-story retail buildings with accessory parking pic.twitter.com/cX1dPe9TmY — Chicago DPD (@ChicagoDPD) July 21, 2016

A suburban-style retail development is coming to the Diversey and Pulaski intersection. The development will be composed of three single-story buildings fronted with a large surface parking lot.

Approved: 9-story office complex at 110 N Carpenter; 600,000 sqft building will house the new @McDonalds world HQ pic.twitter.com/pvMlnlzBMR — Chicago DPD (@ChicagoDPD) July 21, 2016

20 hours ago

Wicker Park Fest 2016 Heads Back To Milwaukee Avenue This Weekend

Wicker Park Fest is held on Milwaukee Avenue between North Avenue (1600 N. Milwaukee Avenue) and Paulina (1200 N. Milwaukee Avenue); easily accessible by the Blue Line and just minutes from downtown.  Event hours are 12:00 noon – 10:00 p.m. on July 23 and 24 and the gate donation is $10.

Wicker Park Fest is held on Milwaukee Avenue between North Avenue (1600 N. Milwaukee Avenue) and Paulina (1200 N. Milwaukee Avenue); easily accessible by the Blue Line and just minutes from downtown.  Event hours are 12:00 noon – 10:00 p.m. on July 23 and 24 and the gate donation is $10.

20 hours ago

Plan Commission Approves McDonald’s New West Loop HQ, Lathrop TIF

Approved: a 3-building, transit-oriented complex at 1257 N. Paulina in Wicker Park, totaling 200 residential units pic.twitter.com/Co95F2xzTr — Chicago DPD (@ChicagoDPD) July 21, 2016

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Commission has approved a plan to build a five-story, 32-unit residential building at 2050 N. Clark in Lincoln Park pic.twitter.com/P2xPeFWukK — Chicago DPD (@ChicagoDPD) July 21, 2016

Commission approves mixed-use, 25-story plan with 71 residential units at 330 W. Huron St. on the Near North Side pic.twitter.com/EWCXoTK3zX — Chicago DPD (@ChicagoDPD) July 21, 2016

Commission OK's rehabilitation of 168 N. Michigan Ave. Will restore terra cotta, add five stories for 210-key hotel. pic.twitter.com/IblK2WhWtl — Chicago DPD (@ChicagoDPD) July 21, 2016

Commission approves plan at 4001-4159 W. Diversey, for three, single-story retail buildings with accessory parking pic.twitter.com/cX1dPe9TmY — Chicago DPD (@ChicagoDPD) July 21, 2016

A suburban-style retail development is coming to the Diversey and Pulaski intersection. The development will be composed of three single-story buildings fronted with a large surface parking lot.

Approved: 9-story office complex at 110 N Carpenter; 600,000 sqft building will house the new @McDonalds world HQ pic.twitter.com/pvMlnlzBMR — Chicago DPD (@ChicagoDPD) July 21, 2016

    Chicago Plan Commission approves McDonald's new West Loop HQ, Lathrop TIF
    Several big ticket items like the proposed TIF district for the Lathrop Homes redevelopment and the new McDonald's headquarters for the West Loop met with the city council yesterday.
    http://chicago.curbed.com

23 hours ago

Bored? 7 adventures to try this summer

Location: 1941 W. North Ave., Chicago, savedbythemax.com/

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Location: 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, (800) 595-7437 or navypier.com/ferris-wheel-2016/#

Location: 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, msichicago.org/

Locations: Maple Avenue and Rosewood Drive, Carpentersville, and Cricket Hill at Montrose Beach, 600 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago

    Bored? 7 adventures to try this summer
    Are you spending your summer binge-watching Netflix or stuck at work all day? Well, why not take a break and get out with your family to try one of these new attractions in the area? Have you ever wanted to be Tarzan, king of the jungle?
    http://www.dailyherald.com

23 hours ago

8 Upcoming Chicago Restaurants To Know About

...site, reports DNAinfo. Harvest Moon will have a restaurant, art gallery and coffee house at 1805 W. Division St. An artist has painted a mural of what appears to be Ancient Greek lunar goddess...

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BOYSTOWN— Mark's Chop Suey is shuttered and a sign for Venicci Pizza is up, and the pizza spot is hiring for front of house positions at 3343 N. Halsted St.

NORTH CENTER— Iliana Regan's Japanese-inspired restaurant, Kitsune, appears pushed back to a fall opening at 4229 N. Lincoln Ave., according to DNAinfo. The chef/owner of Elizabeth talked to Eater National about the project and how she's not chasing trends.

EDGEWATER— A bakery and coffee shop is coming to 6034 N. Broadway St., according to DNAinfo. It's called Edge of Sweetness, and it's a joint venture between Kate's Cookies and Homemade Sin Bakery.

...It's called Mango Pickle, and they're slotting for a mid-September opening at 5842 N. Broadway St. The desserts will try to fuse Indian flavors with dishes familiar to Westerners, according to...

LAKEVIEW— A new Kurdish restaurant is coming to 2909 N. Clark St. It's called Anatalia and looks like they'll also serve weekend brunch.

    8 Upcoming Chicago Restaurants To Know About
    WICKER PARK- There's life at the Bob San site on Division Street, as the owners of Estate Ultra Bar have taken over the site, reports DNAinfo. Harvest Moon will have a restaurant, art gallery and coffee house at 1805 W. Division St.
    http://chicago.eater.com

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Updated 25 hours ago

Wicker Park's Dixie Is Serving Complex, Southern-Inspired Cocktails

Dixie and 1952 1/2 opened Tuesday and are located at 1952 N. Damen.

    Wicker Park's Dixie Is Serving Complex, Southern-Inspired Cocktails
    We're pretty excited about Dixie, the new modern southern restaurant in Wicker Park from Chef Charlie McKenna. It opened Tuesday, it's got a gorgeous design and it took over the old Takashi space. But we hadn't heard much about the cocktail program, at least until now.
    http://chicagoist.com

  • I know there is a long time debate of the boundaries that are Wicker Park or Bucktown... but isn't this location very cleary Bucktown?

  • Clearly its Bucktown

  • Ed in Bucktown Fifth Generation Lifelong Chicagoan

    From the arguments I've seen, I think the disputed territory lies between Bloomingdale and North Avenues. I've never seen a definition of Wicker Park that would extend it all the way to Armitage. So, yep, Peter and Michelle, you're both dead right.

    In some ways its a frivolous argument, but...

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    From the arguments I've seen, I think the disputed territory lies between Bloomingdale and North Avenues. I've never seen a definition of Wicker Park that would extend it all the way to Armitage. So, yep, Peter and Michelle, you're both dead right.

    In some ways its a frivolous argument, but its consequence is to divide a single neighborhood unnecessarily. If you think about Lincoln Square it isn't divided arbitrarily by either Lawrence or Wilson. Likewise, Logan Square is not halved by Logan Boulevard.

    I guess it would be more consequential if it defined aldermanic representation. However, if that were the case, then a single two flat might be in one neighborhood on the first floor and a different one on the second.

    Anybody for hyphenation: Wicker Park-Bucktown? Maybe a portmanteau like Wikerbuck or Buckpark? I guess both alternatives seem a little silly.

    It's too bad. I have a feeling that we're victims of early 20th century real estate developers who wanted to distinguish properties around the tony mansions south of North from the then working class homes further to the north.

26 hours ago

The Publican to open a bar in Wicker Park

If you swing by 1332 N. Milwaukee Ave., the site of the former Francesca's Forno, you’ll notice a mural announcing the arrival of One Off Hospitality Group’s forthcoming concept, Publican Anker.

    The Publican to open a bar in Wicker Park
    The group behind Big Star, Dove's Luncheonette and Violet Hour on Damen Avenue - not to mention Publican, Avec and Blackbird in the West Loop - is expanding its foothold on Wicker Park's food and drink scene. If you swing by 1332 N.
    http://www.redeyechicago.com

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