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Bankes Coffee Stores: The Starbucks of Early 20th Century Chicago

...very early 1950's, I used to go with my mom to the store at 3102 W. 22nd," recalled former Chicago resident Eileen Priest in a post in the Forgotten Chicago group on...

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...however, was the reveal of a ghost sign for "Bankes Coffee Store", formerly located at 3413 N. Clark Street. Based on its terra cotta art deco motif, the building next door was likely built...

Bankes Coffee Store ghost sign as it appeared soon after the teardown of 3415-19 N. Clark Street

Edward Bankes was born in Northern Ireland in 1859. He began selling coffee not long after he emigrated to the United States in the early 1880s. His first Bankes Coffee Store was at 1644 W. Chicago Avenue in West Town and the building is still there today. He had 20 stores by 1916.

...sold real estate throughout much of his life in the United States. Bankes lived at 1036 N. Hoyne Avenue in Ukrainian Village beginning in 1900. The home, which still stands today, was built by...

    Bankes Coffee Stores: The Starbucks of Early 20th Century Chicago
    When the Chicago Transit Authority announced 14 buildings that would be torn down for their controversial Belmont Flyover project, some lamented the loss of historic buildings in Lakeview. One present that neighborhood residents got this Spring, however, was the reveal of a ghost sign for "Bankes Coffee Store", formerly located at 3413 N.
    http://www.chicagonow.com

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  • Technology for First Grade

    Ms. Morfin is asking for $1826.46:
    My students need a laptop in order to print the stories they are working on and become published authors.
    Maria Saucedo Scholastic Academy Comment

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Carjacking Victim Dragged Several Feet In Little Village

She was in the back loading up her van when a man jumped inside. It happened Friday night near Fairfield and Cermak.

    Carjacking Victim Dragged Several Feet In Little Village
    CHICAGO (CBS) - A woman is recovering after police say she was dragged while trying to stop a man from stealing her car. CBS 2's Vi Nguyen reports. The victim is a 63-year grandmother. Family members say she and her husband run a fish fry stand in the Little Village neighborhood.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

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Grandmother hurt in van theft in Little Village

It happened just before 9:30 p.m. Friday in the 2700 block of Cermak Rd.

    Grandmother hurt in van theft in Little Village
    CHICAGO -- A 63-year-old woman is recovering from her injuries, after her van was stolen while she was loading it up. It happened just before 9:30 p.m. Friday in the 2700 block of Cermak Rd. The woman and her husband run a fish fry stand.
    http://wgntv.com

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Alderman Cardenas Announces $100,000 Public A...

Alderman Cardenas Announces $100,000 Public Arts Grant in the 12th Ward Alderman Cardenas announces a $100,000 public arts grant for the 12th Ward. The grant has been awarded to Open Center for the Arts, 2214 S. Sacramento, of the Little Village neighborhood. The center is a regular collaborator with local schools, city-wide organizations and international artists. The grant includes a mural at 19th and California, a Voices of the World art installation on local school buildings, a Marshall Square sculpture project, a mural painting on the viaduct of 33rd and Damen in McKinley Park and two more projects being processed. The art projects will include themes on immigration, migration, and celebration of the Little Village community and local life. For more information please call the 12th Ward service office at 773-523-8250.


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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR REMOVAL OF NON-LOAD BEARING PARTITIONS AND REPLACEMENT OF ELECTRICAL AND PLUMBING FIXTURES IN DINING AREA AND RESTROOMS OF AN EXISTING MCDONALD'S RESTAURANT. REPLACEMENT OF SUPPLY AND RETURN REGISTER AND BATHROOM EXHAUST. NO MECHANICAL DUCTWORK OR STRUCTURAL WORK INVOLVED.

    2438 W. Cermak Rd. Issued April 17, 2018 Comment
  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    INSTALLATION OF LOW VOLTAGE BURGLAR ALARM INTERIOR WORK ONLY # 4025-79535 JOB # 95942838

    3135 W. 25th St. Issued April 17, 2018 Comment

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Alderman Cardenas Announces $100,000 Public A...

Alderman Cardenas Announces $100,000 Public Arts Grant in the 12th Ward Alderman Cardenas announces a $100,000 public arts grant for the 12th Ward. The grant has been awarded to Open Center for the Arts, 2214 S. Sacramento, of the Little Village neighborhood. The center is a regular collaborator with local schools, city-wide organizations and international artists. The grant includes a mural at 19th and California, a Voices of the World art installation on local school buildings, a Marshall Square sculpture project, a mural painting on the viaduct of 33rd and Damen in McKinley Park and two more projects being processed. The art projects will include themes on immigration, migration, and celebration of the Little Village community and local life. For more information please call the 12th Ward service office at 773-523-8250.


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Latinos Progresando is Awarded $250,000 from ...

Latinos Progresando is Awarded $250,000 from Neighborhood Opportunity Fund On March 6th, a total of 25 winners were selected from a pool of more than 800 applicants for their potential to create catalytic change along neighborhood commercial corridors. For years Alderman Cardenas urged the Department of Planning and Development to invest in neighborhood commercial corridors, like Cermak Road and 26th Street in Little Village. When a new initiative was announced that generates funds from downtown development projects to support commercial corridor growth in Chicago neighborhoods, he urged the business community in the 12th Ward to take advantage of the opportunity. Through persistence of their own, and help from Alderman Cardenas, Latinos Progresando received a $250,000 grant to restore the boarded-up former library building at 2724 W. Cermak to its original purpose of serving the community. Future use for the former library building will include high-quality, low-cost immigration legal services, cultural, educational and wellness services, mental health services and a space for community meetings and events.


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Latinos Progresando is Awarded $250,000 from ...

Latinos Progresando is Awarded $250,000 from Neighborhood Opportunity Fund On March 6th, a total of 25 winners were selected from a pool of more than 800 applicants for their potential to create catalytic change along neighborhood commercial corridors. For years Alderman Cardenas urged the Department of Planning and Development to invest in neighborhood commercial corridors, like Cermak Road and 26th Street in Little Village. When a new initiative was announced that generates funds from downtown development projects to support commercial corridor growth in Chicago neighborhoods, he encouraged the business community in the 12th Ward to take advantage of the opportunity. Through persistence of their own, and help from Alderman Cardenas, Latinos Progresando received a $250,000 grant to restore the boarded-up former library building at 2724 W. Cermak to its original purpose of serving the community. Future use for the former library building will include high-quality, low-cost immigration legal services, cultural, educational and wellness services, mental health services and a space for community meetings and events.


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  • First Generation College Bound

    Ms. Kreinbring is asking for $1850.26:
    My students need Chromebooks in order to access the Internet for a variety of tasks related to the college application process.
    Community Links High School Comment

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