U.S Representative Mike Quigley honored at Ukrainian Museum

Our Urban Times - 3 weeks 6 days ago
By:  Elaine Coorens Date:  Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 U.S Representative of Illinois' 5th District, Mike Quigley was honored at a Ukrainian National Museum (UNM) sold out...

Smash and grabs in parked cars around Pritzker School reminder to leave nothing in your car

Our Urban Times - 1 year 4 months ago
Date:  Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 A rash of smash and grab thefts in cars parked around Pritzker School, 2009 W. Schiller St. at drop off and pick up times have been more

What do Chicago's voter numbers say?

Our Urban Times - 1 week 6 days ago
Date:  Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 Using the Chicago Board of Elections unofficial counts for the Runoff election, only 39% of the registered voters in Chicago chose to exercise their civic duty in the City's first mayoral runoff on April 7. In the 2nd Ward the percentage was...

Wicker Park and East Village locals behind city-wide Shop Local efforts

Our Urban Times - 2 years 4 months ago
Date:  Monday, December 3rd, 2012 Behind the scenes of the massive effort to encourage people to shop locally are two local community members. Wicker Park's Suzanne Keers is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Local First Chicago(LFC) and East Village's Peter Locke is on...

2nd Ward Aldermanic choices: Hopkins and Pattison

Our Urban Times - 2 weeks 8 hours ago
By:  Elaine Coorens Date:  Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 In the February election 10,535 ballots were cast in the 2nd Ward, of which 9,969 voted for alderman. The difference is do to...

EVA's April Meeting: returning Police foot patrol, building upgrade incentives, Red Apple final denial and more!

Our Urban Times - 2 weeks 13 hours ago
By:  Elaine Coorens Date:  Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 Several topics were covered at the East Village Association's (EVA) April meeting, Monday, at Happy Village, 1059 N. Wolcott...

Tuesday Deadline: Your final vote for 2nd Ward Alderman and Mayor

Our Urban Times - 2 weeks 22 hours ago
Date:  Monday, April 6th, 2015 Regardless of who you believe should sit in the 5th floor Mayor's Office in Chicago's City Hall Tuesday, Apr. 7, is the day you should exercise your civic responsibility and vote, unless you have already cast your ballot. The runoff for the 2nd...

Wicker Park, Humboldt Park and Haas Park among 10 winning Chicago Park Advisory Councils

Our Urban Times - 2 weeks 6 days ago
By:  Elaine Coorens Date:  Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 The Chicago Parks Foundation presented the newly created Park Advisory Council Award to 10 of the 208 Park Advisory Councils...

Sweeping voting rights bill passes in Springfield

Our Urban Times - 4 months 2 weeks ago
By:  Elaine Coorens Date:  Thursday, December 4th, 2014 Illinois' General Assembly passed SB 172, a sweeping voting rights bill, in the final hours of the Wed., Dec. 3, Veto...

Logan Square Dog Park: "Another local dream come true"

Our Urban Times - 3 weeks 21 hours ago
By:  Elaine Coorens Date:  Monday, March 30th, 2015 Wagging tails, little yips and big barks and beaming "parents" greeted the news this weekend that the Logan Square Dog Park (...