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Stop Calling Wicker Park's Main Intersection 'The Crotch,' Alderman Urges

But calling the intersection the "Six Corners" is equally problematic. The Portage Park intersection of Milwaukee, Cicero and Irving Park for decades has been referred to as Six Corners. It's a proud name for nearby residents, a specific name for a specific part of the Northwest Side.

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That's what Ald. Scott Waguespack requested during the annual Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce's "State of the Wards" meeting this week at Goddess and Grocer, 1649 N. Damen Ave.  

While work is being done to make the bustling Milwaukee, Damen and North avenues intersection safer for pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles, a briefer nickname would make it easier to discuss. 

    Stop Calling Wicker Park's Main Intersection 'The Crotch,' Alderman Urges
    WICKER PARK - Can everyone please stop calling Wicker Park's main intersection "the crotch"? That's what Ald. Scott Waguespack requested during the annual Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce's "State of the Wards" meeting this week at Goddess and Grocer, 1649 N. Damen Ave.
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Evanston's Backlot Coffee Taking Over Former Bow Truss In Old Irving Park

Isaac Bloom and John Kim, who opened Backlot in May 2016, announced plans to take over the vacated storefront at 3982 N. Avondale Ave., in the mixed-use Irving-Avondale-Keeler development. Backlot should be up and running this summer, according to a statement.

    Evanston's Backlot Coffee Taking Over Former Bow Truss In Old Irving Park
    OLD IRVING PARK - The owners of Evanston's Backlot Coffee are swooping in to fill Old Irving Park's caffeine-sized hole left by the demise of Bow Truss Coffee Roasters. Isaac Bloom and John Kim, who opened Backlot in May 2016, announced plans to take over the vacated storefront at 3982 N.
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Looking For A Brew To Sink Your Teeth Into? Try Old Irving's Gummy Beers

But that's the sensation Old Irving Brewing, 4419 W. Montrose Ave., is aiming for with a decidedly atypical Craft Beer Week release.

    Looking For A Brew To Sink Your Teeth Into? Try Old Irving's Gummy Beers
    OLD IRVING PARK - "Chewy" isn't a word we'd typically associate with beer. But that's the sensation Old Irving Brewing, 4419 W. Montrose Ave., is aiming for with a decidedly atypical Craft Beer Week release. Gummy Beers are one of the unusual concoctions patrons will find on tap during Wednesday's "Molecular Beer-stronomy" event, a showcase for the bar team's trippier creations.
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Cubs To Give $1M To Put 30 Police Cameras Throughout Neighborhood

Along with Lakeview, the cameras will extend into North Center, Irving Park and Avondale. Within the 44th Ward, 11 cameras from the Cubs' contribution will roughly double the number of police cameras on the street, Lawson said. 

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Since January, the Cubs have paid for two off-duty officers to patrol within the streets of Roscoe, Wilton, Racine and Grace, with daily coverage during the baseball season.

Police on bicycles line Clark and Addison outside Wrigley Field during Game 3 of the 2016 World Series. [DNAinfo/Ariel Cheung]

The cameras will be placed on city-owned light poles mainly along Belmont Avenue, Addison Street, Irving Park Road and Lake Shore Drive, officials said, although the exact locations are still being determined.

...the ballpark, Lawson said. There are about five more in the ward, including one at Wellington and Sheffield that Tunney purchased with an estimated $27,011 in 2016 infrastructure menu money...

    Cubs To Give $1M To Put 30 Police Cameras Throughout Wrigleyville
    WRIGLEYVILLE - A $1 million grant from the Chicago Cubs will double the number of security cameras around Wrigley Field and bolster surveillance to major streets leading to the ballpark. The grant is expected to go before the city's budget committee on Wednesday, and its approval will mean the installation of 30 more security cameras this summer.
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  • Mom, Can You Hear Me Now?

    Mr. Arsenie is asking for $1908.87:
    My students need a reliable satellite phone and airtime to call home in case of an emergency on our overseas and local camping trips for our advanced Environmental Science classes.
    Schurz High School
  • Old Irving Mar 30-year Old Irving Resident

    I am offended that after the high taxes we pay, and a huge portion of these taxes going to CPS, that we are asked to fund extra curriculars for telephones for children going overseas to camp. How about these kids getting a part-time job to get their own satellite phones? I'm sure they already have their own iPhones or Galaxy phones. Enough begging for such enrichment activities and let's use the current allotted monies to see some better test scores on the basics.

  • Overseas CPS camping trip? Who is paying for that? Going out of the country seems a little extreme and costly but I could be wrong.

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is this your motorbike?

If you left your motorbike in front of St. John's Episcopal Church (corner of Byron and Kostner) the cover is not secure; I've fixed it twice but the wind is strong! Also, we'd love it if you could move it before Sunday so folks can park there. Thanks!

  • InTheKnow Mostly lurking...

    Indeed it seems to be there steadily and I saw the cover almost completely off yesterday.

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Bike Lanes Coming To Milwaukee Avenue in Irving Park, Portage Park

The parking lanes will be sorely missed by employees and patrons of Portage Auto Parts, 3920 N. Milwaukee Ave., salesman Neil Prodoehl said.

    Bike Lanes Coming To Milwaukee Avenue in Irving Park, Portage Park
    PORTAGE PARK - Crews have begun painting bicycle lanes along a two-mile stretch of Milwaukee Avenue spanning the Old Irving Park and Portage Park neighborhoods, fulfilling a long-held priority of city transportation officials and Ald. John Arena (45th).
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