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Busted: Trafficking Sting Snares Chicago Man Who Paid Mom for Sex With Her Child

Marek P. Gacierz, 34, lives in the 3700 block of North Octavia Street near Chicago's Belmont Heights area. He was convicted in Kane County June 22 of involuntary sexual servitude of a minor, traveling to meet a minor, and grooming, according to a federal news release issued this week.

    Busted: Trafficking Sting Snares Chicago Man Who Paid Mom for Sex With Her Child
    A Chicago man was convicted Wednesday of heading to an Aurora hotel to pay for sex with a 15-year-old girl. Marek P. Gacierz, 34, lives in the 3700 block of North Octavia Street near Chicago's Belmont Heights area.
    http://patch.com

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45th Ward Update – June 17

Wed., June 22, 7 pm, Portage Park Senior Center, 4100 N. Long. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1624 Beat CAPS meeting. Find your beat at the 16th district beat map. More info: (312) 742-4521.Free.

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...year in the 45th Ward. This year, the event will take place at Wilson Park, 4630 N. Milwaukee, the weekend of July 16-17...

Now through August 14, The Gift Theatre, 4802 N. Milwaukee, will feature John Steinbeck’s classic The Grapes of Wrath.

...Independence branch will host eight library programs at the Independence Park Field House, located at 3945 N. Springfield. The final program will be on Monday, August 22...

Starting on Monday, June 27 thru Friday, September 2, The Lunch Bus will stop at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 4939 W. Montrose Ave., between 10:50 and 11:10 am to deliver meals. This program will run during the weekdays, and all meals must be eaten on-site.

We’re at 4754 N. Milwaukee. We’re open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 9 am – 6 pm; Tuesdays, 9 am – 7 pm; Fridays, 9 am – 4 pm; and Saturdays, 10 am – 2 pm.

Fri., June 17, 8:30 pm, Gladstone Park, 5421 N. Menard. Join neighbors as Gladstone Park presents Avengers: Age of Ultron for the Movies in the Park series. Movie starts at dusk. Free.

Sat., June 18, 12-2:30 pm, CACC’s New Dog Adoption Pavilion, 2741 S. Western. Learn about Chicago Animal Care & Control’s innovative programs and adopt a wonderful dog or cat during their Open House. Free.

Mon., June 20, 6 pm, Mather High School, 5835 N. Lincoln.CPS is hosting a community meeting with representatives from the Chicago Department of Health and the Chicago Department of Water Management to discuss the ongoing lead testing program at CPS schools. Free.

Mon., June 20, 6 pm,McDonald’s, 3615 W. Irving Park.The 17th District CAPS is holding an Outdoor Roll Call. Free.

Tue., June 21, 9:30 am-6:30 pm,Essence MedSpa & Wellness Center, 6413 N. Kinzua.Celebrate International Yoga Day by attending a Free Community Class. Learn about the many benefits...

Tue., June 21, 5:30-8 pm, Roberts Square Park, 5200 W. Argyle.Rush Hour Concerts proudly presents the 6th annual Make Music Chicago. This is a DIY...

Thur., June 23, 7 pm, St. Barholomew Church, Krueger Hall, 4910 W. Addison. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1634 Beat CAPS meeting. Find your beat at the16th district beat map. More info: (312) 742-4521.

Thur., June 23, dusk, Rosedale Park, 6312 W. Rosedale. Relive the rise in women’s baseball through the fictionalized account of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League during A League of Their Own. This will be presented as a part of the Movies in the Park series.Free. 

Sat., June 25, 9 am-2 pm, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner. Discover great used items during the Church Yard Sale. Rain location: Parish Hall. Donations accepted by June 19.Free. 

Sat., June 25, 11:30 am-1 pm,Bosen Chicago Martial Arts & Fitness, 4224 W. Belmont. Join the 17th District for a Women’s Self Defense Workshop. Email organizers to RSVP or call 312-742-4588.

Sat., June 25, noon-10 pm, 3800 N. Elston. Attend the Elston Avenue Sausage Fest and help raise money for Murphy School’s Washington D.C. trip. They’re still looking for volunteers. Sign uponline. $5 suggested donation.

Sat., June 25, 3 pm, Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee. It’s summer and time for Vaudeville at Six Corners. Join neighbors for family friendly variety of music, mask work, magic, juggling, clowning, and puppetry.$10/adults, $5/children & seniors. 

Sun., June 26, 9:30 am-1:30 pm, Jefferson Memorial Park, 4822 N. Long. Support locally grown food and other vendors during the Jefferson Park Sunday Market. Free.

Wed., June 29, 7 pm, Basement Auditorium of Congregational Church, 5320 W. Giddings. Join neighbors for the monthlyJefferson Park Neighborhood Association meeting. John Kane from FAIR will be attending to discuss airplane noise. Free.

Fri., July 8, 6 pm-1 am, Irish Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox.Rain or shine, join your neighbors for a good time during the 31st annual Irish American Heritage Festival.Music, dance, and family activities both indoors and outdoors. $8/ adults, $5/children aged 4-12, free/4 and under.

Sat., July 9, 10 am-2 pm, La Villa Restaurant, 3638 N. Pulaski.There is something for everyone during this Unity in the Community Summer Party. Renew your...

    45th Ward Update - June 17 | Alderman John Arena - Chicago's 45th Ward
    Dear Neighbor, Join neighbors for great eats and entertainment during the Six Corners Association's sixth annual BBQ Fest this weekend. On Saturday, June 18, gates open at 11 am and close at 11 pm. On Sunday, June 19, gates open at 11 am and close at 8 pm.
    http://ward45.org

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Taste of Chicago 2016: Your Complete Guide

6701 W. Forest Preserve Dr.

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South Columbus and East Jackson drives, Chicago IL 60602

105 E. 47th St.

2100 W. Belmont Ave.

1535 W. Madison St.

8734 S. Stony Island Ave.

4550 W. Jackson Blvd.

2034 W. Division St.

300 W. 26th St.

816 W. Fullerton Ave.

2214 S. Wolcott Ave.

2373 S. Archer Ave.

939 W. 18th St.

108 N. State St.

300 W. 31st St.

623 S. Wabash Ave.

1532 N. Wells St.

225 S. Canal St.

4623 N. Broadway

2101 W. Chicago Ave.

3221 W. Armitage Ave.

4171 S. Archer Ave.

805 S. State St.

134 S. Wabash Ave.

5700 S. Cicero Ave.

1528 N. Wells St.

941 W. Randolph St.

252 W. 26th St.

11 E. Illinois St.

210 E. Illinois St.

1014 W. Taylor St.

6232 N. Broadway

1829 W. Chicago Ave.

5691 N. Milwaukee Ave.

4801 N. Broadway

2518 W. 63rd St.

847 W. Fulton Market

5203 N. Clark St.

1140 W. Madison St.

3267 S. Halsted St.

5212 N. Clark St.

1623 N. Milwaukee Ave.

700 E. Grand Ave., Navy Pier

3830 W. Lawrence Ave.

2800 N. Clark St.

4603 N. Lincoln Ave.

Parking Details: Park right below the action! Garage locations are Millennium Park Garage and Millennium Lakeside Garage at 5 S. Columbus Drive, Grant Park North Garage at 25 N. Michigan Ave. and Grant Park South Garage at 325 S. Michigan Ave.

Parking Details: Park right below the action! Garage locations are Millennium Park Garage and Millennium Lakeside Garage at 5 S. Columbus Drive, Grant Park North Garage at 25 N. Michigan Ave. and Grant Park South Garage at 325 S. Michigan Ave.

    Taste of Chicago 2016: Your Complete Guide
    Although the first day of summer has come and gone, many locals gauge the season's start using a different annual marker - The Taste of Chicago. Its 36th year kicks off July 6 in Grant Park, where an array of food is complemented by music and family-friendly activities.
    http://patch.com

  • OMG I got exited when I saw this posting thinking that TASTE of Rogers Park finally was being announced only to see that is the Taste of Chicago. I should have know that TASTE of Rogers Park was way too much to even think about. Maybe next year?

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Taste of Chicago 2016: Your Complete Guide

6701 W. Forest Preserve Dr.

This article has 47 other Chicago locations (Show)

South Columbus and East Jackson drives, Chicago IL 60602

105 E. 47th St.

2100 W. Belmont Ave.

1535 W. Madison St.

8734 S. Stony Island Ave.

4550 W. Jackson Blvd.

2034 W. Division St.

300 W. 26th St.

816 W. Fullerton Ave.

2214 S. Wolcott Ave.

2373 S. Archer Ave.

939 W. 18th St.

108 N. State St.

300 W. 31st St.

623 S. Wabash Ave.

1532 N. Wells St.

225 S. Canal St.

4623 N. Broadway

2101 W. Chicago Ave.

3221 W. Armitage Ave.

4171 S. Archer Ave.

805 S. State St.

134 S. Wabash Ave.

5700 S. Cicero Ave.

1528 N. Wells St.

941 W. Randolph St.

252 W. 26th St.

11 E. Illinois St.

210 E. Illinois St.

1014 W. Taylor St.

6232 N. Broadway

1829 W. Chicago Ave.

5691 N. Milwaukee Ave.

4801 N. Broadway

2518 W. 63rd St.

847 W. Fulton Market

5203 N. Clark St.

1140 W. Madison St.

3267 S. Halsted St.

5212 N. Clark St.

1623 N. Milwaukee Ave.

700 E. Grand Ave., Navy Pier

3830 W. Lawrence Ave.

2800 N. Clark St.

4603 N. Lincoln Ave.

Parking Details: Park right below the action! Garage locations are Millennium Park Garage and Millennium Lakeside Garage at 5 S. Columbus Drive, Grant Park North Garage at 25 N. Michigan Ave. and Grant Park South Garage at 325 S. Michigan Ave.

Parking Details: Park right below the action! Garage locations are Millennium Park Garage and Millennium Lakeside Garage at 5 S. Columbus Drive, Grant Park North Garage at 25 N. Michigan Ave. and Grant Park South Garage at 325 S. Michigan Ave.

    Taste of Chicago 2016: Your Complete Guide
    Although the first day of summer has come and gone, many locals gauge the season's start using a different annual marker - The Taste of Chicago. Its 36th year kicks off July 6 in Grant Park, where an array of food is complemented by music and family-friendly activities.
    http://patch.com

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PHOTOS: 25 charged in NJ drug bust; 1,800 bags of heroin seized

Carlos Ramos-Maldonado, 25, 0f the 3800 block of Pacific Avenue, Wildwood.

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Jonathan Ramos-Ocasio, 28, of the 400 block of West Garfield Avenue, Wildwood.

    PHOTOS: 25 charged in NJ drug bust; 1,800 bags of heroin seized
    A massive drug investigation in south Jersey ended with charges against 25 people, in a case that ended one day after gunfire erupted at an apartment in Wildwood. The Cape May County Prosecutor's Office said three of the suspects, identified as Michael Morales, Xavier Goicohia, and William Sierra, were involved in the shooting of a handgun into an apartment on the 200 east block of Youngs Avenue on June 17.
    http://abc7chicago.com

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Chicago man convicted in Aurora teen sex sting

Marek P. Gacierz, of the 3700 block of North Octavia Street, faces between six and 30 years in prison when sentenced Aug. 26 for involuntary sexual servitude of a minor, traveling to meet a minor and grooming -- all felonies.

    Chicago man convicted in Aurora teen sex sting
    A 34-year-old Chicago man was convicted Wednesday of traveling to Aurora and paying to have sex with who he thought was a 15-year-old girl in early 2015. Marek P. Gacierz, of the 3700 block of North Octavia Street, faces between six and 30 years in prison when sentenced Aug.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

  • Throw the book at this d-bag. He can have all the "fun" in prison

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Burning Cross Found On Portage Park Lawn

No one was injured in the incident that occurred around 7 a.m. Tuesday in the 4400 block of North Monitor Avenue between Sunnyside and Montrose avenues, said Officer Michelle Tannehill, a spokeswoman for the department.

    Burning Cross Found On Portage Park Lawn
    PORTAGE PARK - Someone burned a cross Tuesday morning on the lawn of a Portage Park home, police said. No one was injured in the incident that occurred around 7 a.m. Tuesday in the 4400 block of North Monitor Avenue between Sunnyside and Montrose avenues, said Officer Michelle Tannehill, a spokeswoman for the department.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

  • Robert Former Military, Current City Employee

    Sounds like a mindless act with no real reasoning

  • Gene VVagendørf III Event & Marketing Coordinator from Belmont-Cragin

    Sounds like some racists got the wrong lawn. Ignoring hate as a motivation is irresponsible.

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    Burning Cross Found On Portage Park Lawn
    PORTAGE PARK - Someone burned a cross Tuesday morning on the lawn of a Portage Park home, police said. No one was injured in the incident that occurred around 7 a.m. Tuesday in the 4400 block of North Monitor Avenue between Sunnyside and Montrose avenues, said Officer Michelle Tannehill, a spokeswoman for the department.
    https://www.dnainfo.com
  • Louise Long time resident. Grew up on same block I live

    Disgusting, mean and shameful come to mind.
    I pray those responsible are identified and arrested.
    There is just too much hate in this world.

  • Holy Cow. This is so very disturbing.

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Chicago man found guilty of paying for sex with child in Aurora

Marek P. Gacierz, 34, of the 3700 block of North Octavia Street, was convicted of felony charges of involuntary sexual servitude of a minor, grooming and traveling...

    Chicago man found guilty of paying for sex with child in Aurora
    A Chicago man was found guilty Wednesday of paying to have sex with a child during an operation conducted by Aurora police and federal investigators. Marek P. Gacierz, 34, of the 3700 block of North Octavia Street, was convicted of felony charges of involuntary sexual servitude of a minor, grooming and traveling to meet a minor in a bench trial before Judge Donald M.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

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Police warn of Northwest Side garage burglaries

-in the 5500 block of West Pensacola between 6 p.m. June 8 and 7:30 a.m. June 9;

-in the 4300 block of North Marmora between noon June 12 and 8 a.m. June 14;

-in the 3900 block of North Natchez between 10 p.m. June 19 and 8 a.m. June 20;

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-in the 5100 block of West Patterson about 12:55 p.m. on June 16;

-in the 5400 block of West Giddings between 10:50 p.m. June 18 and 10:50 a.m. June 19;

    Police warn of Northwest Side garage burglaries
    Six garage burglaries on the Northwest Side in less than two weeks earlier this month have prompted police to issue a community alert. According to police, the burglaries occurred: -in the 5500 block of West Pensacola between 6 p.m. June 8 and 7:30 a.m.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

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