Neighborhood News

Four Local Schools Remain On Close List

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February 13, 2013
ChicagoCPS

Four neighborhood schools remain threatened with closure. CPS released a list of 129 city schools it says are still under consideration for closure.
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Latest Edgewater Hospital Plan Unveiled

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February 9, 2013
Latest Edgewater Hospital Plan Unveiled

40th Ward Alderman Patrick O’Connor hosted a meeting to discuss development plans for the Edgewater Hospital property this past Tuesday at St. Gregory High School. Approximately 200 people attended and heard Alderman O’Connor outline the current plan for the development of the former Edgewater Hospital property. Ald. O’Connor recapped the years of development, or...
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Sustainable Journalism? Who Cares?

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February 8, 2013
EB

Our community has been hit by yet another loss in the area of communications. EveryBlock abruptly shut-down on Thursday morning. There was no way to save discussions or create a news tool from the ashes. There was no time. The corporate overseers at NBC pulled the plug and it is dead. This comes on...
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Everyblock Closes

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February 7, 2013
EveryBlock

Everyblock announced it is closing this morning.   Read the post Read more from Poynter    
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Nearly $1M OK’d to link North Shore Channel Bike Trail

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February 3, 2013
Nearly $1M OK’d to link North Shore Channel Bike Trail

 The Chicago Deptartment of Transportation announced it has received $979,600 towards a bridge to link the east and west legs of the North Shore Channel trail. The trail jumps the river at Lincoln Avenue near the Lincoln Village shopping center. Cyclists and pedestrians on the trail had to exit the trail, cross Lincoln Ave...
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Community Conversation on How to Save Center Square Journal

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February 1, 2013
Community Conversation on How to Save Center Square Journal

Center Square Journal’s Mike Fourcher held a public meeting at the Dank Haus, in Lincoln Square Thursday evening to discuss the future of the Center Square Journal. Approximately 50 people attended the meeting. Several weeks ago, Mike Fourcher announced that his hyper-local news outlets, Center Square Journal and Roscoe View Journal, would cease operations....
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Talking About Community Journalism (vid)

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January 25, 2013
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Bulldog Publisher Patrick Boylan and North Town News Magazine Host Avy Meyers talk about community support for local journalism efforts.
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FitzGerald Announcement Silences Chamber

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January 24, 2013
Garrett FitzGerald guided Ribfest to become a prominent festival in Chicago. He is pictured with IL Congressman Mike Quigley at the 2012 festival.

Brad Ball, Associate Director of the Northcenter Chamber of Commerce made the announcement at the monthly chamber lunch today that executive director Garrett FitzGerald had been diagnosed with an inoperable stage 4 brain tumor. The usual chatter in the room died, leaving silence. Garrett, he said, would be starting an aggressive treatment of radiation...
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Mendoza Retained At McPherson

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January 17, 2013
McPherson Elementary

Carmen Mendoza has been retained as principal of McPherson school
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Trumbull, Stockton on Closure List: Sun-Times

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January 11, 2013
Trumbull LSC rebuked summer hiring decisions of new Principal Venus Shannon. Credit: Trumbull School Web Site

Two Ravenswood area schools, Trumbull and Stockton, are among those the Sun-Times say meet criteria set out for closure by an independent commission.
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