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New Chicago high school to be named for Obama

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today that a new selective enrollment high school named after President Obama will be built near the intersection of Division and Halsted streets.

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For the Record: With Obama Prep, North Side to get another selective high school

It will be located at Division and Halsted, on land near where the Cabrini Green housing projects once stood and that is now owned by the Chicago Park District.

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2nd Ward Clean & Green with Ald. Bob Fioretti

Our 2nd Ward Biannual Clean & Green is this Saturday! Help Ald.Fioretti clean-up Washington Square Park after our long winter with your fellow neighbors! T-shirts, supplies and refreshments will be provided.

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New Chicago high school to named for Obama

Barack Obama College Preparatory High School will be built near the intersection of Division and Halsted streets.

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Next up for CPS: Barack Obama College Prep

...is one block north of Division Street, between Halsted Street and Clybourn Avenue. The park, 618 W. Scott St., is in a burgeoning area of development near the former Cabrini-Green public housing complex...

...plans to spend $17 million to expand Walter Payton College Prep, which is located at 1034 N. Wells St., about three-quarters of a mile from the proposed site of Obama high school...

Obama high school would be near Skinner North Classical School, 640 W. Scott St., a top performing elementary school.

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Jones, 700 S. State St., was expanded last year to accommodate 1,700 students, using $115 million in TIF funds.

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Barack Obama High School Coming to Near North Side

The school's construction will be funded by $60 million in Tax Increment Financing funds and will be built on Chicago Park District property near Skinner North Classical School, 640 West Scott St.

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City To Build Barack Obama College Prep High School

The project will be funded through approximately $60 million in TIF funds and will be built on Chicago Park District property near Skinner North Classical School, 640 W. Scott, on the Near North Side. The location is near the old Cabrini-Green public housing project.

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Small Bites and Craft Cocktails Mealshare!

Fri, May 30, 2014 7p-10p

Come join Sarahn Arel, a local Chicago caterer, who is hosting a gourmet Mealshare in Lincoln Park!

Menu:

#1. Bubbly Beer Manhattan. Brie and Jam Stuffed Pretzels + Grilled Zucchini Ribbons with Proscuitto

#2. Jamaican Punch. Jerk Chicken Bites + Black Bean Burgers with Guac and Plantain
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3 Cucumber Mint Gin Fizz. Edamame Wontons + Wasabi Deviled Eggs

#4 Vanilla Bean White Russia. Dark Chocolate Whoopie Pie + Caramel Pretzel Shortbread Bars

Chip In : $65

To join the mealshare, sign up at the link below...once signed up, the exact address will appear on the mealshare page....

https://www.mealsharing.com/mealshares/small-bites-and-craft-cocktails--2

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Changing Worlds 12th Annual Benefit

Thu, May 15, 2014 5:30pm

Join us for our 12th Annual Benefit on May 15th, 2014 at the beautiful Germania Place!

This year's theme is Breaking Boundaries through the Arts. The event co-chairs, Michele Cardona and Diane Boyd are partnering with the Annual Benefit Planning Committee to coordinate an exciting evening!

The Annual Benefit will feature student artwork and performances, as well as a Student Leadership Awards presentation and our Connecting Cultures Awards presentation.

For more information, to purchase tickets, or become a sponsor, please...

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Join us for our 12th Annual Benefit on May 15th, 2014 at the beautiful Germania Place!

This year's theme is Breaking Boundaries through the Arts. The event co-chairs, Michele Cardona and Diane Boyd are partnering with the Annual Benefit Planning Committee to coordinate an exciting evening!

The Annual Benefit will feature student artwork and performances, as well as a Student Leadership Awards presentation and our Connecting Cultures Awards presentation.

For more information, to purchase tickets, or become a sponsor, please click the link below:

http://changingworlds.org/annual-benefit-142.html

Every year at our Annual Benefit, Changing Worlds hosts a Silent Auction. Items are auctioned off electronically to the highest bidder. All money raised goes to benefit Changing Worlds' in-school and after-school arts and culture programs.

This year, our goal is to raise enough to support 100 students through comprehensive residencies with a peace and nonviolence focus.

Please consider donating an item or service to the silent auction:

http://changingworlds.org/silent-auction-195.html

  • Only a few weeks away, tickets are still available!

    Also, we are still looking for donations from local businesses for our silent auction. For more information: http://changingworlds.org/silent-auction-195.html

  • The event is right around the corner! Tickets are still available!

    Tomorrow is the last day to purchase advertising space in our event booklet.

    We also still need donations for our Silent Auction part of the evening. All donations are greatly appreciated and go to a great cause!

17 hours ago

Tactical Insertion: Friedman's 45-story 740 North Rush revealed (from a distance)

...about there already being too many hotels in the city, Friedman explained his concept for 740 North:  “I'd like you to consider if there's another hotel north of the river...

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Tactical Insertion: Friedman's 45-story 740 North Rush revealed (from a distance)

...River North developer Albert Friedman presented plans for a 45 floor, 600 room hotel on Superior just west of Rush.  The new building seeks to demolish not only a seven-story building in the center...

...up to 300 additional cars in nearby garages at such buildings as the Fordham and 900 North Michigan, with an additional 4,000 spaces available in garages serving Northwestern's Streeterville campus...

Courtyard Marriott, Courtyard Place, Dearborn Plaza Beginning in 1970 by inheriting a flophouse at Clark and Hubbard,  Friedman built his career out of rehabbing historic buildings.  In 1976, at 500 North Dearborn...

...Clark and Hubbard,  Friedman built his career out of rehabbing historic buildings.  In 1976, at 500 North Dearborn, when the area around it was largely skid row, Friedman provided the space in which...

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Oak St Beach

Does anyone know what the activity is on Oak St Beach?

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These nearby schools are looking for financial help on DonorsChoose.org:

  • Architecture In Action

    Ms. Hendricks is asking for $769.67:
    My students need a class trip to experience the architecture of their own city, while studying architecture throughout human history.
    Ogden International School of Chicago - East Campus Comment
  • We've Got the Write Idea!

    Mrs. Talbot is asking for $225.74:
    My students need organizational tools like folders and revising guides to help them both refine and expand their writing skills.
    Ogden International School of Chicago - East Campus Comment

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Mud Blue Sky at Red Orchid Shows Why the Skies Are Not So Friendly

Mud Blue Sky, 90 minutes with no intermission, continues at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells St., until May 25. Performances are at 8pm Thursday-Saturday and 3pm Sunday. Tickets are available online for $25-30. For more information, call 312-943-8722.

39 hours ago

Hash House's tractor bar; Ceres' Table in Lake View

...Hash House A Go Go, 1212 N. State St., has unveiled a brand-new "Tractor Bar" bar snacks menu and beverage program. Beverages include...

...On Saturday, May 3, Chicago q, 1160 N. Dearborn St., will host its second annual Derby party, "Derby q," 2-6 p.m. Tickets are...

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...Ceres' Table has moved, and will open in East Lakeview at 3124 N. Broadway in April. Chef Giuseppe Scurato, who introduced Ceres' Table in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood in...

...Untitled, 111 W. Kinzie Ave., will host a "Derby Jubilee" for a Kentucky Derby viewing party on Saturday, May 3...

...NoMI | Boutique Chocolate is "popping up" in the Park Hyatt Chicago Library, 800 N. Michigan Ave. Pastry Chef Meg Galus' shop will be there through May 11, 1-8 p.m...

...The Mother's Day afternoon tea at the Driehaus Museum, 40 E. Erie St., returns for its fourth consecutive year on Sunday, May 11. It's at 10:30...

—aria, 200 N. Columbus Dr., is offering a Mother's Day brunch menu by Executive Chef James Phillips on Sunday, May 11, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The brunch is $42 per person. For reservations, call 312-444-9494 or visit www.ariachicago.com .

...On Mother's Day, May 11, Shaw's Crab House, 21 E. Hubbard St., is offering a brunch buffet—plus all mothers will receive a $25 Shaw's Crab...

—Frontier, 1072 N. Milwaukee Ave., will offer a Mother's Day brunch buffet with items such as house-smoked salmon, house smoked ham, frittatas, beignets and more. The buffet is $25 each; tickets can be purchased at www.TheFrontierChicago.com .

39 hours ago

Group reaches out to South Side LGBTQs

She shared the story about the Sept. 12, 1985, raid of the now-defunct Carol's Speakeasy, 1355 N. Wells St. A member confused the event with the Stonewall uprising. Bloom remembers being "in the bars before the time that sex killed." Most of the bars she frequented have closed.

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Bloom launched Southside LGBTQ ( Let's Gather, Building Together Quality community ) Group at the Unity Center, 3339 S. Halsted St., in July. It draws about 20 LGBTQ people—ages 21 and older—and meets from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month. Members range in age from 21 to 73.

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