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Night Out: EcoArt Studio at Jefferson Playlot

Wed, Sep 3, 2014 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

EcoArt Studio engages communities in their local playgrounds/playlots through collaborative art projects with natural materials. Programs aim to get community members of all ages involved in ephemeral art to beautify the parks and create a sense of ownership within the neighborhood.

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Construction Worker Critically Injured After Falling From Roof

Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford says it happened shortly after noon at the Allied Medical building at 2000 South Canal.

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Chicago's historic Pilsen neighborhood enters a new era

...spectacles moved from its West Loop location to a 57,000 sq. foot space at 2120 S. Jefferson in 2013.  Redmoon’s presence is expected to be a catalyst for increased investment and...

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...minded housing to Pilsen.  In 2012 the modern six story dorm La Casa opened at 1818 S. Paulina Ave.  Built to provide residences and educational resources to low-income college undergrads, La Casa has...

...story, 45-unit affordable rental apartment building that will rise on a vacant lot at 17th and Damen.  Casa Querétaro, named after the central Mexican state and city, will provide below market...

...Pilsen contains the best concentration.  At the neighborhood social service agency Casa Aztlan, located at 1831 S. Racine, a mural (1974) depicts famous Mexican icons, such as Pancho Villa, Emiliano Zapata, Frida Kahlo...

...Benito Juarez.  A mural of mosaic tiles (1991) at the Orozco Academy/Cooper Academy at 1645 W. 18th St.  also portrays famous Mexicans, including “Los Tres Grandes” (the great muralists): Diego Rivera, David Alfaro...

...David Alfaro Siqueiros, and José Clemente Orozco.  “Alto Al Desplazamiento Urbano De Pilsen” (1997) at 1805 S. Bishop St. honors the plight of Pilsen’s working class.  Additionally, a mural to commemorate the late...

...dessert, visitors can visit the small churro factory Don Churro El Moro de Letran at 1626 S. Blue Island Ave. These staples were joined by the relatively flashier Del Toro in 2012.  The tacos, sopes...

...hipster crowd.  Coming soon, the Wicker Park Bocce Club, who created a public court at Damen and Crystal, will deliver their second publicly accessible court on a currently vacant lot at Halsted and...

...vintage)  Later this month, the third location of Bow Truss Coffee will be opening at 1841 W. 18th, and Magik St Tavern, a bar that will include an indoor taco cart, plans to...

...indoor taco cart, plans to be up and running in the Lacuna Artist Lofts building (2150 S. Canalport) by the fall...

...mural and garden project) at 18th from Western to Leavitt, and the Orozco Garden at 1940 W. 18th St.  El Jardin de las Mariposas at 1835 S. Carpenter Ave. features a gazebo designed to...

...and the Orozco Garden at 1940 W. 18th St.  El Jardin de las Mariposas at 1835 S. Carpenter Ave. features a gazebo designed to reflect the butterfly palace at Teotihuacan, the pre-Colombian city...

...street in America” when it was fully unveiled.  The mile and a half stretch of Cermak Road and Blue Island Avenue between Halsted and Wolcott utilizes environmentally friendly design features, including reflective surfaces to conserve energy...

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Lowrider buzz shifts into high gear at East Pilsen festival

Third-generation Mexican-Americans who were born and raised in the Brighton Park neighborhood, Kepha and Pacheco run the Chicago Urban Art Society, a nonprofit exhibition space on the corner of South Jefferson and West Cermak.

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Chicago Festivals in August

600 West Cermak Rd.

Cermak Road and Jefferson Street (near Canal Street and Cermak Road/Chinatown)

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1000-1600 W. Cermak (btwn. Morgan & Ashland)

5925 N. Broadway

3600 W. Armitage

3550 N. Seminary

Midwest Buddhist Temple, 435 W. Menomonee

2000-2400 W. Roscoe

Cermak Road and Jefferson Street (near Canal Street and Cermak Road/Chinatown)

1453 W. Taylor St.

5025 S. Kostner Ave. (50th Ave. and Kostner Ave., one block north of Archer Ave.)

Lawrence & Kimball

Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave.

100 W. Hubbard

3000 W. Logan Boulevard

Kendall College (parking lot), 900 N. North Branch St.

Division & Damen

400 S. Halsted

5216 W. Lawrence Ave.

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A shot of history: Ingredients of the Chicago speakeasy

...city’s original street grid. According to Craig Alton, one former funeral home on the 700 block of West 18th Street hosted wakes, parties and other get-togethers downstairs after their services, serving alcohol they ran...

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...the back room where illegal booze was served to guests including Al Capone. The building, 1312 S. Wabash Ave., was a cold storage facility at the time. According to Alton, this made it easy...

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