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Joe Crusader, Meet Joe Lake, the only Bucktown resident with a pulse, Chicago Journal, November 2, 2005.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/32ndWardSocietyPt2/message/1262
Eva Bergant, Bucktown, "He's [Joe Lake] out there, walking the beat. We should have more people like Joe Lake, and Joe Lake would be average. Wouldn't that be scary if the world were full of Joe Lakes?" Sometimes it scares me. Joe Lake, Chicago

The Power of 121 Votes - The 32nd Ward 2007 Aldermanic Race. http://groups.yahoo.com.com/group/32ndWard

32ndNLA2008, 32nd Ward Postings After May 16, 2011 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/32ndNLA2008

Neighborhoods for Sale - 8-Part Series, Chicago Tribune, 2008: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/watchdog/chi-zoning-storygallery,0,3235925.storygallery,

IL Senate District 12 - March 20, 2012 Primary. Candidate Raul Montes, Jr. http://www.facebook.com/groups/307716579267006

StumbleUpon http://www.stumbleupon.com; Digg http://digg.com; Delicious http://www.delicious.com; Reddit http://www.reddit.com; Newsvine http://joelake.newsvine.com; Linkedin http://www.linkedin.com/pub/joe-lake/18/233/320, Every Block http://chicago.everyblock.com/users/1090

Board of Election Commissioners for the City of Chicago. http://www.facebook.com/groups/321285544605541

Favorite neighborhood restaurants

The Hideout, Club Lucky Italian Restaurant, Silver Cloud Bar & Grill, La Scarola Italian Restaurent, Feast Restaurent, Plan B + Kitchen, Cans Beer and Canteen, Pint, Rosebud on Rush, Piece, Jane's, Fizz Chicago, Pizza D.O.C.The Temple Bar, O'Shaughnessy's Public House, Toast, Francesca's Bryn Mawr, Cafe de Luca-Bucktown Wicker Park, Clark's on Damen, Riverview Wine Bar & Cafe, Coast, Schuba's, Spacca Napoli Pizzeria, Las Pinatas Mexican Restaurant, Sabatino's, A.J. Hudson's Public House (only 21 flat screens), I-HOP.

Gene & Georgetti Steakhouse, Papa's Johns Pizza, Hot Chocolate, Popeye's Chicken & Biscuits, Lincoln Tavern & Restaurant Bucktown, Riverside Cafe, Mirabell Resturant Inc, Marcello's Restaurant, Nothside Bar & Grill, Pot Pan Restaurant, Hollywood Grill and Breakfast Restaurant, Cooking Fools, Melanthios Greek Char House, Dairy Queen-Southport, Ann Sather Contemporary Swedish Cuisine, The Piggery, Mystic Celt, Chicago Joe's (Est. 1933), Golden Apple, Webster's Wine Bar, Pizza D.O.C., The Globe Club, Glenn's Diner, and Andies, Seven Ten Lounge, Danny's Egghead Diner.

Favorite neighborhood businesses

Charter One Bank, Reckless Records Wicker Park, Jewell-Osco, CVS, Dominick's, Myopic Books, Aldi's, EveryBlock, Target, Quimby's Bookstore, Menards, Home Depot, Swedish American Museum, Best Buy, Faby's Salon.

Community interests

Former member Bucktown Community Organization, former board member Bucktown Community Organization, member Wicker Park Committee, former board member Wicker Park Committee, former member Wicker Park Committee Zoning and Planning Sub-Committee.

Beats 1433, 1434, 1431 and 1424 CAPS participant, former member Wicker Park-Bucktown Chamber of Commerce, former member Bucktown Garden Club, former member Greater Logan Square Economic Development Commission.

  • CPD Northwest Beat 1923

    Boundaries: N. Damen Avenue, west; W. Berteau Avenue, north; N. Clark Street, east; and W. Grace Street, south.