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Free Street Theater Brings Mutant Chihuahuas to City Parks

• Wednesday, August 12 in Davis Square, 4430 S. Marshfield Ave.

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There's a preview performance tonight, July 27 in Humboldt Park near the boathouse, 1301 N. Humboldt Blvd., at 6:30pm. The rest of the schedule is as follows:

• Thursday, July 30 in Gage Park, 2411 W. 55th St.

• Friday, July 31 in Piotrowski Park, 4247 W 31st St.

• Wednesday, August 5 in La Villita Park, 2800 S. Sacramento Ave.

• Thursday, August 13 in Avondale Park, 3516 W. School St.

    Free Street Theater Brings Mutant Chihuahuas to City Parks
    Preview Mon Jul 27 2015 Free Street Theater is mounting Chicago playwright Ricardo Gamboa's new play The Real Life Adventures of Jimmy De Las Rosas for free in several parks around the city as part of the Chicago Park District's Night Out in the Parks series.
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3 men dead, at least 16 people hurt in shootings

...the Yards neighborhood, police said. The man was sitting in a parked car in the 1600 block of West 53rd Street when he heard gunshots and realized he was struck, police said. The man was hit...

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The three people were in a dark-colored sedan traveling south in the 500 block of North Avers Avenue when someone fired gunshots from the sidewalk, Alfaro said.

The two men were walking on a sidewalk in the 1100 block of East 73rd Street when a male attacker came out of a black sedan and fired gunshots, Alfaro said.

...walked into Mount Sinai Hospital after he was shot in the side and stomach the 2600 block of West 23rd Street, police said. The man was standing on a sidewalk when a blue minivan drove by...

...on the South Side, Alfaro said. The women were standing on a sidewalk in the 1700 block of East 69th Street when a male attacker came out of a silver SUV and fired several gunshots, Alfaro...

...the Near North Side, Alfaro said. The man was standing on a sidewalk in the 1400 block of North Milwaukee Avenue when a male attacker walked up to him and fired shots, Alfaro said. The man...

...on the South Side, Alfaro said. The man was standing on a sidewalk in the 6100 block of South King Drive when he heard gunshots and realized he was struck in the left ankle, Alfaro said...

...on the South Side, Alfaro said. The teen was standing on a sidewalk in the 7500 block of South Rhodes Avenue when he heard gunshots and realized he was hit in the left hand, Alfaro said...

...the South Side, Alfaro said. The man was walking through a vacant lot in the 6800 block of South Paulina Street when he heard gunshots and realized he was struck, Alfaro said. The man was hit...

• About 11:35 p.m. Saturday, a 19-year-old woman and a 26-year-old man were wounded in a shooting in the South Chicago neighborhood, Alfaro said. The two were sitting inside an SUV in the 7900 block of South Exchange Avenue when a male attacker fired shots from the sidewalk nearby, Alfaro said.

...neighborhood on the South Side, Alfaro said. The man was inside an apartment in the 7900 block of South Ingleside Avenue when a male attacker fired shots, striking him in the right arm, Alfaro said. The...

...About 7:30 p.m. Saturday, two 21-year-old men were shot in the 3100 block of West Maypole Avenue in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side, said Officer Veejay Zala, a...

...About 5 p.m. Saturday, a 37-year-old woman was shot on the 7800 block of South Seeley Avenue in the Gresham neighborhood, said Officer Thomas Sweeney, a police spokesman. The woman suffered a...

People grieve at the scene of a double homicide at Ferdinand Street and Avers Avenue in the East Garfield Park neighborhood July 26, 2015.

Big news for burger lovers: Small Cheval, a spinoff of West Loop cult favorite Au Cheval, is slated to open August 1 in the former Roxie's By the Slice space at 1732 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Bucktown.

    3 men dead, at least 16 people hurt in shootings
    Three men have been killed and at least 16 other people have been wounded in separate shootings since Saturday evening across the city, police said. The 13 separate shooting incidents occurred in 12 different city neighborhoods, most on the South Side. Seven of those shootings occurred early Sunday morning.
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  • Write to Live & Live to Write

    Ms. Perez is asking for $1085.20:
    My students need writing resources like Sentence Building Learning Centers, magnetic words, sentence strips, writing prompt journals, and Build a Paragraph Flip Book.
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Learn to Navigate Census.gov Like a Pro

The Census.gov website has evolved significantly. Just 6 years ago, users with no exposure could work with a self-explanatory set of tools to create basic tables depicting demographic statistics by zipcode, census tract and congressional district. The Census.gov website is now much more complex, with the capabilities to do specialized tables, maps, geocoding and so much more. The people who use Census.gov the most are likely to be urban planners, public health officials, government employees or academics. Indeed, some have...

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The Census.gov website has evolved significantly. Just 6 years ago, users with no exposure could work with a self-explanatory set of tools to create basic tables depicting demographic statistics by zipcode, census tract and congressional district. The Census.gov website is now much more complex, with the capabilities to do specialized tables, maps, geocoding and so much more. The people who use Census.gov the most are likely to be urban planners, public health officials, government employees or academics. Indeed, some have felt that one now needs to have a PhD just to navigate the site.

In an effort to demystify navigating Census.gov, Valerie F. Leonard, an expert in community and organizational development, is working in partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau to facilitate training on the Census.gov website in communities around the City of Chicago. The two-part training session will occur 2 days a month in Chicago Public Library branches. Ileana Serrano, Data Dissemination Specialist with the Census Bureau, will provide the training. The August class will take place Wednesday, August 12, 2015, and Wednesday, August 19, 2015, from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm at the Back of the Yards Library, 2111 West 47th Street, Chicago, IL. Register for the class here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1CufuTMc-KOWcQOmL5vGb2YT7Ke1-NZQt1s16KfpZnKo/viewform?usp=send_form

All are welcome to attend this free workshop. This workshop will be especially useful for journalists; nonprofit and public health professionals who write grant proposals; advocates who need to understand demographic trends to research issues and make policy recommendations and business owners looking to do research for business plans.

Questions may be addressed to Valerie F. Leonard at consulting@valeriefleonard.com.

    Census.gov
    Learn how U.S. Census serve the public as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.
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  • Time for young artists to shine.

    Ms. Gana is asking for $398.07:
    My students need Ato Z Magnatab letters, colored pencils, glue stick, Elmers glue, picture books and booksabout famous artist and poets as well as books on tape.
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