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Ashland and Western part of pilot for Bus Rapid Transit being presented at public meetings

Our Urban Times - 5 years 2 months ago
Date:  Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 With 1.6 million from federal funds to study Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) on 21 miles along Ashland and Western Avenues, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is giving the public an opportunity to learn and read more


Request by 32 aldermen for Public Hearings about school closings goes unanswered by Education Chair Latasha Thomas

Our Urban Times - 5 years 2 months ago
Date:  Monday, October 15th, 2012 No date set for October 3rd resolution signed by 32 Chicago Aldermen for public hearings about Chicago Public School closings. According to Latasha Thomas' office. Thomas is City Council's Education Chairman and 17th Ward Alderman, who did...


Police Commander Frank Gross leaves the 13th District for corporate America

Our Urban Times - 5 years 2 months ago
By:  Elaine Coorens Date:  Monday, October 15th, 2012 When Commander Frank Gross handed Captain Kevin Anderson a Certificate of Service during the 13th District Appreciation Day...


Thousands layed on the sand despite strong winds now looters are being murdered

Our Urban Times - 5 years 2 months ago
By:  Elaine Coorens Date:  Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 Our latest report from the scene along the Lake and downtown comes from Cassius Milton Wicker (not believed to  be...


International support makes new Haas Park soccer field a reality in Logan Square

Our Urban Times - 5 years 2 months ago
By:  Elaine Coorens Date:  Sunday, October 14th, 2012 The collaborative efforts and support of the England's Manchester City Football Club (MCFC), the Embassy of the United Arab...


Bank robber hits TFC Bank in Wicker Park's Jewel-Osco

Our Urban Times - 5 years 2 months ago
Date:  Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 Update 10/14:Also robbed TCF Bank, 2940 N. Ashland, and attempted to rob Citi Bank, 3128 N. Ashland on the same day. Second photo below. A male passed a note to a teller with a threat at the TFC Bank in the Jewel/Osco at 1341 N. Paulina...


Campaign against expansion of WestTown SSA in full swing

Our Urban Times - 5 years 2 months ago
By:  Elaine Coorens Date:  Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 Several community residents in East Village banded together to prevent expansion along Damen Ave. of the Special Service...


Lowes Foundation grant helps Goethe Elementary with phase one of sustainable green space project in Logan Square

Our Urban Times - 5 years 2 months ago
Date:  Thursday, October 11th, 2012 An outdoor classroom and gathering space at Goethe Elementary School, 2236 North Rockwell St., benefits greatly by a $3,500 grant to Friends of Goethe School (FOGS) from the Lowes' Toolbox for Education program. read more


Fire ravaging Chicago continues north staying east of the River

Our Urban Times - 5 years 2 months ago
By:  Elaine Coorens Date:  Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 Around or in a barn at 137 DeKoven owned by Patrick and Catherine O'Leary a fire began Sunday night, Oct. 8, 1871. The...


Accused offender pulls gun on 14th District Police officers in North Ave. business

Our Urban Times - 5 years 2 months ago
Date:  Monday, October 8th, 2012 Update: Both are in the county jail. Delshun's bail is set at $250,000 and Dion's at $300,000.read more


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