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A Man in Dire "Need" Depends on the Kindness of "Neighbors"

A friend noted that he did this to him during the summer near Amundsen High School. Yesterday, he was at Bryn Mawr and Ravenswood. On 10/29, a middle-aged, African-American man showed me an inhaler needed for his daughter's asthma. She needed help right away. He displayed $7 in cash, but he needs $10. He has three daughters and lives a block away. Anyway you can help? Please give. And God bless you.

  • 60660Gal loves Edgewater,

    These scammers do NOT go to social service agencies--they just scam and beg. It is beyond annoying and if people continue to give they ill continue to beg. Direct them to a socail service agancy and guess what? They won't go! Think about it..needs an inhaler--does he call his Doctor? Ask friends? ask family? go to a clinic? call a social worker/ get a CARE credit card? no, he goes out on the street. there's a sucker born every minute

  • RT Here

    Inhaler/Sick Daughter Man approached me twice with the same story. Bottom line, if a stranger has a complex story to tell you which ends up in them needing money....tell them to f-off, or be nicer about it than I would...... but don't give these con artists anything.

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Metro stop

Does anyone know when will metra start building the station on Peterson and ravenswood?

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Theater events: Chicago Children's Theatre hosts signed performance

...20th season. Tara Mallen directs. Previews begin at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 5779 N. Ridge Ave., Chicago. The show opens Nov. 8. $15-$35. (773) 334-7728 or rivendelltheatre.org...

...contest at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at Senn Hall, Senn High School, 5900 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago. The performance features four short plays written during the company's residency at Frances...

...series. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 3-5, at 6157 N. Clark St., Chicago. Jessica Fisch directs the comedy about the inhabitants of a Chicago high-rise, including...

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...preparing for winter, runs through Nov. 16 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. (872) 222-9555 or chicagchildrenstheatre.org...

...spectacle. Previews begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St., Chicago. The show opens Nov. 14. $15-$45. (773) 769-3832 or thehousetheatre.com...

...Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, hosts an adults-only Halloween burlesque cabaret at 10:30 p.m. Friday, Oct...

...You Can Dance." The Broadway in Chicago-sponsored tour comes to the Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph St., Chicago, on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 1-2. The show also features "American Idol" vocalist...

...carols. Performances continue through Jan. 4, 2015, at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut St., Chicago. (800) 775-2000 or broadwayinchicago.com...

...independence. Previews begin Tuesday, Nov. 4, at the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture, 3015 W. Division St., Chicago. The show, directed by Juan Castaneda, opens Nov. 7. (312) 239-8783 or urbantheaterchicago...

...take on the founding of the nation, begins previews Tuesday, Nov. 4, at Vittum Theater, 1012 N. Noble St., Chicago. Marc Frost directs seven actors who re-create the fight for independence beginning with...

...his wife, Clytemnestra, and Stephanie Andrea Barron plays Iphigenia. The show opens Nov. 15 at 4435 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago. (773) 753-4472 or courttheatre.org...

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Halloween in Edgewater Glen?

So I keep reading about how Edgewater Glen does a great Trick or Treat event every year,but can't find street names-anyone know what streets they are?

Also is it safe? It's dark out there so debating if I should take my daughter out around here.

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    Sorry for my prior rant: I’m stressing out over having nobody to spell me handing out candy this year--neither my husband and son can be home tomorrow night. Due to the high volume of trick-or-treaters, it’s practically nonstop well into the evening, which even in prior years required tag-teaming to...

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    Sorry for my prior rant: I’m stressing out over having nobody to spell me handing out candy this year--neither my husband and son can be home tomorrow night. Due to the high volume of trick-or-treaters, it’s practically nonstop well into the evening, which even in prior years required tag-teaming to be able to even take bathroom breaks. Because it’s not a school night, it’ll be a longer haul as well--from the end of the school day till the crowd winds down could be as long as seven hours. Nonetheless, I stocked up today more than ever before, because I felt so guilty having to turn off the porch light and lock the door when my supply ran out at 8 pm last year. I do hope the kids don’t freeze: gale force winds, rain and possibly even snow are in the forecast (and I remember what a bummer it was having to wear a coat trick-or-treating). My porch-duty costume? Probably Nanook of the North (Side).

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    BTW, Gary, the superannuated kids to whom I referred in my first post were white.

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Troubles With FedEx Packages, Anyone Else?

Hey Neighbors,

I live at the corner of Lakewood and Elmwood, and last week was supposed to receive two packages from FedEx. The first one was delivered, but left outside my building - not even in the foyer and our buzzer was not pressed. The next was not delivered. According to tracking, it was delivered and signed for, although no attempt was made to contact my husband or I upon its arrival. I left a note for my neighbors to...

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Hey Neighbors,

I live at the corner of Lakewood and Elmwood, and last week was supposed to receive two packages from FedEx. The first one was delivered, but left outside my building - not even in the foyer and our buzzer was not pressed. The next was not delivered. According to tracking, it was delivered and signed for, although no attempt was made to contact my husband or I upon its arrival. I left a note for my neighbors to ask if anyone signed for it to please come forward (the name FedEx says was on the signature did not match any of our residents) and a neighbor came forward to say the same thing happened to her. Same day, same time delivery, also no contact made and package was not received. We called FedEx who says they can't find the driver of that route and that we're basically on our own. Anyone else having trouble getting their packages from them recently?

Much thanks!

  • It happened to us as well about two months ago. My son works from home and was waiting for a package that never appeared. He called UPS and they claim they delivered it but had to "talk to the driver first". He waited (2) weeks for the call back that...

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    It happened to us as well about two months ago. My son works from home and was waiting for a package that never appeared. He called UPS and they claim they delivered it but had to "talk to the driver first". He waited (2) weeks for the call back that never came. Called again and got the run around. We don't know if the package was stolen by the driver or if he left it outside and someone came along and picked it up or is just lost in the UPS system. He got a replacement but drove to the UPS distribution center to pick it up rather than take the chance on the driver.

  • Mis-deliveries happen, too. I spent 20 minutes last week on the phone with UPS because the driver had left a package in our foyer that had the right street number on it but should have been delivered to that address on Winona, not on Argyle, which is where it was...

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    Mis-deliveries happen, too. I spent 20 minutes last week on the phone with UPS because the driver had left a package in our foyer that had the right street number on it but should have been delivered to that address on Winona, not on Argyle, which is where it was left. I told them I would just walk it over but I wasn't sure if I would be able to get it inside that person's entryway. I also wanted UPS to know it had happened. They insisted on having the driver come back for it--which was just as inconvenient for me as walking it over would have been but at least correct recipient probably eventually got her delivery from Piper Lime.

    I work for a company that sends hundreds of UPS packages out every week, mostly without incident, but sometimes they do screw up. Fed Ex is actually quite a bit worse when it comes to errors and sloppiness, like not bothering to make second delivery attempts, etc.

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What Kind of Flag is it?

There is a black and gold flag on a flag pole on the NorthWest corner of Hermitage and Thome. Any one have an idea what country or event it is there for?

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This Week’s Top Local Shopping Events

Hurry over to Andersonville boutique Presence (5216 N. Clark St., presencechicago.com) before 9 p.m. tonight to get in on a killer dress sale, where all frocks—including clearance—are 20 percent off.

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...make Randolph Street, you’ve got six more Sundays to make it right. Prime Market (2033 W. North Ave., 1stwardevents.com) will pop up in Chop Shop’s super-hip events space, 1st Ward...

Until November 9, the sleek, modern home wares of Blu Dot are going for 20 percent off at the brand’s two Chicago locations, ID Modern Home (375 W. Erie St., idchicago.com) and Office Designs (720 Landwehr Rd., Northbrook, officedesigns.com).

Stock up on unmentionables at G Boutique’s spooky Halloween sale (2131 N. Damen Ave., boutiqueg.com) which promises “the return of the $20 bra bin” as well as plenty of lingerie at 50 to 80 percent off.

If you’re a forward thinker—or deep in denial about winter’s approach—stop by the Maison Marie Saint Pierre trunk show, now through Sunday, at Urban Style Emporium (200 E. Delaware St., urbanstyleemporium.com) to check out the Canadian designer’s spring/summer 2015 collection.

It’s full-fledged cashmere season, so drop by Krista K Boutique (3458 N. Southport Ave., kristak.com) today or tomorrow for the White + Warren trunk show to make sure you survive the cold temps in style. Buy two or more of the brand’s cozy cashmere items and you’ll receive 20 percent off.

For those who like their discounts with a side of enigma, grab a pumpkin at maternity shop Kickin’ Boutique (2118 W. Roscoe St., kickinmaternity.com) from now until Halloween for a mystery discount at checkout. Spoiler: the discount won’t be more than 20 percent. But a ghoul can dream!

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Edgewater Shooting Witnesses Describe What They Saw, Rip Police Response

...a 27-year-old man was shot about 7:50 p.m. Tuesday in the 6000 block of North Winthrop Avenue. Lemmon said the victim took himself to Weiss Hospital with gunshot wounds to the back...

Smith, who recently moved to Chicago from Kane County, said he and his two friends live in the area and were on their way to buy beer at Castle Food & Liquor, 1128 W. Thorndale Ave., when they heard the shots.

...the back of a fleeing car just feet away from them at the corner of Thorndale and Winthrop avenues. The shots shattered the rear windshield of the car. There appeared to be only...

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Local Ghost Stories To Get You In The Edgewater Halloween Spirit

Ready to get your inner ghoul out this Halloween? Here are a few local haunts to get you started right. In Edgewater, the most famous haunting is probably the sadly closed Old Saint Andrews Inn. The story goes that the original owner, Frank Giff, was so devoted to his bar and his drinking that he […]

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Found License

Rebecca Eden - I found your license. If you send your birthday as verification of identity, I'd be happy to get it back to you.

  • chrisfinn bornagain chicagoan

    I believe when you move you are require to update your drivers license within a certain length of time. This is an official document for identification. I know a lot of people don't, but if you were involved in an accident or other event , notifying next of kin or other designated persons would be delayed

  • d3 NOH

    Only if you're a CDL driver do you have to get it actually replaced, otherwise you just have to notify them of the new address; the Chicago police themselves often don't know this, though. I've been told twice by two different cops my license was invalid. The beat cop in...

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    Only if you're a CDL driver do you have to get it actually replaced, otherwise you just have to notify them of the new address; the Chicago police themselves often don't know this, though. I've been told twice by two different cops my license was invalid. The beat cop in 24 (a real d'khead) gave me a ticket for something unrelated, because I challenged him on this fact, in fact. And it turns out, he's wrong. His ticket was also bogus and thrown out.

    'How do I get my license and registration corrected if my name or address changes?
    Within 10 days of changing your name or address, you must notify the Secretary of State by visiting a Driver Services facility or by writing to the Driver Services Department, Central Services, 2701 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, Illinois 62723. If you wish to have a new driver's license reflecting the change, you must visit a driver facility and pay a $5 fee. To change your address, you can use the online Address Change Notification to transmit notification of address changes to the Driver Services Department. Please be sure to include your Driver's License or Identification Card number and registration number. A change of name for driver's license or ID card must be completed at a Driver Services facility. A CDL holder must obtain a corrected driver's license within 30 days of any such change.'
    http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/drivers/faq.html

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Is this typical now?

I was walking on Bryn Mawr/Winthrop near the 7-11 and there was a Chicago police officer standing up against the building near the door with an assault rifle. There was no obvious criminal activity occurring and there was no armored truck picking up cash from a business there. Is this normal now for the police to stand on the street with assault rifles? I like the police presence, but unless it's a SWAT raid, why in the hell do they need assault rifles? Maybe it's silly to be more concerned about an assault rifle than a standard police revolver, but I found it very unsettling.

  • DK, it doesn't really matter the situation or how fast the officer thinks. 5.56 is a powerful, high velocity round, its going to keep going after it hits someone and will likely still have enough force to go through a wall. Stray rounds are going to be a nightmare. Any...

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    DK, it doesn't really matter the situation or how fast the officer thinks. 5.56 is a powerful, high velocity round, its going to keep going after it hits someone and will likely still have enough force to go through a wall. Stray rounds are going to be a nightmare. Any of the standard handguns CPD carries are going to have 15+ rounds in the magazine and aren't going to be nearly as likely to injure bystanders in a busy, densely populated urban area. No cop has any business carrying a rifle unless he's going into a situation where he knows a suspect is going to have body armor, its just irresponsible.

    Lets hope this idiot doesn't run into a situation where he needs to "think fast" because someone is going to get hurt and then the city is going to lose a lawsuit.

  • William,
    You make a lot of assumptions. You don't know his/her training, skill, experience, load and caliber, etc. in light of attacks on military and police, their job is even more dangerous. Plus, to call them idiots make you sound idiotic.

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Park Improvements; $50,000 Raffle; Round ups

Lil’ Buds Theater Co., 1206 W. Rosedale Ave., offers studio classes for youngsters. Adventures in Imagination is for ages three through six, Create...

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...program are invited to an open house, Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 1 p.m. at 222 N. LaSalle St., 7th floor. For more information, log on to www.aarp.org/experience-corps/experience-corpsvolunteer...

Armour Square Park at 3309 S. Shields Ave. offers fitness classes and athletic programs. Stop by the park or call (312) 747-6012 for more information.

...artist, are on display now through Sunday, Jan. 18. The Art Institute is located at 111 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 443-3600...

p.m. at 2010 W. Carroll Ave. Enjoy meat and vegetarian chili, beer, gelato, a raffle, and a Day of the Dead celebration. Tickets are $15 online or $20 at the door. Log on http://artsoflife.org/chili or call (312) 829-2787.

De La Salle Institute operates its Institute Campus for Young Men at 3434 S. Michigan Ave. and Lourdes Hall Campus for Young Women at 1040 W. 32nd Pl. De La Salle will host open houses on Friday, Nov. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 6, from 9 a.m. to noon at both the Lourdes

De La Salle Institute operates its Institute Campus for Young Men at 3434 S. Michigan Ave. and Lourdes Hall Campus for Young Women at 1040 W. 32nd Pl. De La Salle will host open houses on Friday, Nov. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 6, from 9 a.m. to noon at both the Lourdes

At Benton House, 3052 S. Gratten Ave., find out about public benefits such as supplemental nutrition assistance and citizenship application help. Call (773) 927-6420 or email info@bentonhouse.org.

...offers those ages 12 through 18 a safe and relaxing atmosphere at its Youth Center, 3528 S. Hermitage Ave. Teens can get help with homework, play sports, and interact with other teens. The center...

...Nov. 8, at 6:30 p.m. at Nativity of Our Lord Church Hall at 653 W. 37th St. Tables of ten cost $200. Individual tickets cost $20. Best decorated fall themed table wins...

...773) 429-4312 or toconnell@brrice.org for more information. Brother Rice is located at 10001 S. Pulaski Rd.

Centers for New Horizons at 4150 S. King Dr. helps children, young people, and families to become self-reliant through offerings at seven locations...

...Collection won a grand prize in Steam Studio’s fashion contest. The school is at 2189 W. Bowler St. Call (312) 491-1600...

...Governor Pat Quinn announced capital investments of State funds for field houses in Douglas Park, 1401 S. Sacramento Dr., $1.5 million; Dvorak Park, 1119 W. Cullerton Ave., $600,000; McKinley Park, 2210 W...

...for field houses in Douglas Park, 1401 S. Sacramento Dr., $1.5 million; Dvorak Park, 1119 W. Cullerton Ave., $600,000; McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Rd., $543,750; and Sherman Park, 1301 W...

...Sacramento Dr., $1.5 million; Dvorak Park, 1119 W. Cullerton Ave., $600,000; McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Rd., $543,750; and Sherman Park, 1301 W 52nd St., $300,000. For more information, call...

...Cullerton Ave., $600,000; McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Rd., $543,750; and Sherman Park, 1301 W 52nd St., $300,000. For more information, call (312) 814-3158...

Chicago Sinfonietta, Redmoon, and Brazilian guest conductor Lucia Matos will celebrate Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in music at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave., Monday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m. Call (312) 294-3000

CivicLab will host a book discussion on the Mondays of Nov. 3 and 17 and Dec. 1 on the book Marxism and Freedom From 1776 Until Today by Raya Dunayevskaya at 9 p.m. CiviLab is at 114 N. Aberdeen St. Call (312) 857-6485.

...Development Center celebrated its new home with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Oct. 15 at 1312 S. Racine Ave. The program is located inside Fosco Park’s Community Center. A reception and tours took...

At Evergreen Academy, 3537 S. Paulina St., eighth grade social studies teacher Paul Kanelos recently received a $1,500 grant from the...

Jodi Pinkerton became principal of Galileo Scholastic Academy on Nov. 1. She succeeds Jorge Macias, who had been principal since 2010. The school is located at 820 S. Carpenter St. Call (773) 534-7070.

...Church meets Saturdays at 5 p.m. at Grace Place. Grace Place is located at 637 S. Dearborn St. Log on to www.gracechicago.org...

Holy Trinity Croatian, 1850 S. Throop St., holds bingo every Thursday. Doors open at 5 p.m.; bingo starts at 7 p.m. Call (312) 534-8200.

...567-8800. To learn more, visit www.mercychicago.org. The medical center is located at 2525 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 567-2000...

Friends of the Parks chose the Palmisano Park Advisory Council for its 2014 Volunteer in the Parks Award for outstanding park advisory council. The council’s president is Maureen Sullivan, a candidate for 11th Ward Alderman. The park is located at 2700 S. Halsted St. Call (312) 747-6497.

The Randolph Street Market Festival at 1340 W. Washington St. is home to the Chicago Antique Market, Indie Designer Market, Modern Vintage Chicago, and the...

...to experience college life. For more information, call (312) 341-3511. Roosevelt is located at 430 S. Michigan Ave.

St. Barbara Parish at 2859 S. Throop St. hosts bingo every Thursday night in the church hall. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., and games start at 6:35 p.m. For further information call (312) 842-7979 or visit www.stbarbarachicago.org.

...given Saturday, Jan. 10, from 8 a.m. to noon. The school is located at 1076 W. Roosevelt Rd. Call (312) 421-5900 or log on to www.ignatius.org...

The St. Matthew Lutheran Church soup kitchen has received a new freezer from Good Samaritan Ministries of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Palatine, IL. The church still seeks donations for roof repair and a new boiler. It is located at 2108 W. 21st St. Call (773) 847-6458.

St. Pius V Parish runs a thrift store at 1701 W. 18th Pl. from Monday through Friday and on Saturday mornings. Call (312) 226-6234. The Casa Juan Diego Youth Center at 2020 S. Blue Island Ave. is open Monday through Friday until 8 p.m. and Saturdays through 4 p.m. Call (312) 421-7647.

St. Pius V Parish runs a thrift store at 1701 W. 18th Pl. from Monday through Friday and on Saturday mornings. Call (312) 226-6234. The Casa Juan Diego Youth Center at 2020 S. Blue Island Ave. is open Monday through Friday until 8 p.m. and Saturdays through 4 p.m. Call (312) 421-7647.

St. Therese Chinese Catholic School, 247 W. 23rd St., is holding a raffle with $50,000 in prizes: a grand prize of $38,888...

Log on to http://soundsofthesouthloop.com/web/home.aspx. The church is located at 1936 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 225-4951.

Call (312) 421-3757. The shrine is located at 1224 W. Lexington St.

Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church, 600 E. 35th St., will present men’s day worship service on Sunday, Nov. 9, at 11 a.m. Geoffrey Hall will moderate. A reception will follow in Register Hall. Call (312) 225-5300.

Alderman Danny Solis (25th) holds ward night every Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in his office at 1800 S. Blue Island Ave. Call (773) 523-4100 or e-mail ward25chicago@gmail.com.

...the lake. Registration and check-in start at 12:30 p.m. at Dearborn Station, 47 W. Polk St. The self-guided tour begins at Dearborn Station, and participants can walk the route or...

...edu or log on to www.southloopschool.net for more information. The school is at 1212 S. Plymouth Ct.

Taylor Lauridsen Park, 704 W. 42nd St., will host grammar school co-ed basketball leagues on Tuesday and Wednesday nights starting Tuesday, Nov. 4. Call (312) 747-6729.

The University of Illinois at Chicago will host its 17th annual Power of Nursing leadership conference Thursday, Nov. 6, at Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave. Log on to www.nursing.uic.edu/pnl.

...and boredom. The play runs Friday through Sunday, Nov. 14 through 23, at UIC Theatre, 1044 W. Harrison St. Log on to http://theatreandmusic.uic.edu/eventdetails/218/199 for more information and to...

...presentation, principals said they would spend their shares on technology. The UVA is located at 1453 W. Taylor St. Call (312) 243-3773...

Urban Prairie Waldorf School, 1220 W. Lexington St., will host open houses at 9:30 a.m. on the Saturdays of Nov. 15 and Dec. 13. Call (312) 733-5537 or log on to www.urbanprairie.org for more information.

Send news of events to be held “around the neighborhood” by the 15th of the month before the month they are to occur to William S. Bike, Around the Neighborhood, Gazette, 1335 W. Harrison St., Chicago, IL 60607-3318, fax (312) 243-4270, or e-mail pr@gazettechicago.com.

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Three New Businesses Transforming Andersonville’s Busiest Intersections

The corners of two of Andersonvilles’s busiest intersections on Foster between Clark and Ashland are buzzing with new businesses that are all opening soon. Sitting vacant for a while now, Nelson Funeral Home at Foster/Ashland and both Vitamin Outlet and Icosium Cafe at Foster/Clark have left people wondering when these prime local spaces would be […]

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