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  • Robbery Pattern in the 19th District
    Posted: 7/28/2015
    In the wake of a series of recent robberies, the 19th District has dedicated increased resources to the Lakeview area. Awareness is key, and while Lakeview is a safe neighborhood, it is always important to be mindful of your surroundings. Report suspicious activity immediately to 911 and remember any unique physical characteristics (scars, tattoos, missing teeth, etc.) and vehicle descriptions such as make, model, color and license plate number when reporting the incident to better assist the police.
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  • Filming Notice for 3700 N. Southport
    Posted: 7/13/2015
    Southside With You Productions, Inc. will be in in the 44th Ward filming on July 15-17, 2015.

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  • Filming notice for 3500 N. Southport on 7/14
    Posted: 7/9/2015
    Radar Studios will be filming portions of a commercial near the corner of Southport & Cornelia on Tuesday, July 14th. A crew of 40 people will be filming a scene involving a food truck, which will be parked on the East side of Southport just North of Cornelia near Sheil Park. All sidewalks and streets will remain open throughout the shoot.
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  • Filming Notice for 1335 W. School St
    Posted: 7/8/2015
    George Brand Inc. will be filming a national Value City Furniture commercial on Thursday July 9th and Friday July 10th at 1335 W. School Street.
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  • Wrigley Field Fireworks
    Posted: 7/1/2015
    The Chicago Cubs have announced a series of special events to celebrate the Fourth of July at Wrigley Field. Included is a brief pyrotechnics display for Saturday evening.
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  • Chicago's Minimum Wage Ordinance Begins July 1
    Posted: 7/1/2015
    City Hosting Workshop on July 8 to Educate Consumers and Businesses.
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  • CDPH Launches Online Vaccination Finder in Response to Meningitis Outbreak
    Posted: 7/1/2015
    Awareness and vaccination campaign focused on reaching Black Pride participants.
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  • Supreme Court Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage
    Posted: 6/26/2015
    We are all thrilled with the Supreme Court ruling today that legalizes same-sex marriage in all 50 States, a day that many of us thought we would never see in our lifetime.

    We have fought hard to secure equal rights and must continue to share in the responsibility of building a great community, society and country.

    It's important to remember that we still have work to do. In other states you can still be fired for being LGBT. A situation that is hurtful to employees and employers alike. Youth homelessness still disproportionately affects our community and Transgender visibility and acceptance are just gaining ground in many places. HIV/AIDS is still with us and the stigma surrounding it is pervasive.

    This is a banner day for our community and we look forward to celebrating this and our many victories this weekend at the Pride Parade and other Pride events.

    Our theme this year is, "Keep Pride Proud," and I ask that everyone visiting our neighborhoods take pride in themselves and our community with behavior that reflects this motto.

    Please use the CTA, walk or bike to join us this weekend, celebrate responsibly, and "Keep Pride Proud."
  • CTA to Provide Additional Service for 2015 Chicago Pride Parade
    Posted: 6/25/2015
    Customers are encouraged to purchase fares in advance, consider alternative routes and allow extra travel time.

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  • Alderman Announce Formation of City of Chicago LGBT Caucus
    Posted: 6/19/2015
    On Wednesday, June 17th, the five LGBT members of the Chicago City Council announced the formation of the City of Chicago Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Caucus.
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  • LGBT Caucus Calls on Gay and Bisexual Men to Get Meningitis Vaccine
    Posted: 6/18/2015
    Vaccinations available at pride festivities as health officials encourage community members to help protect themselves and others

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  • Health Advisory:Small but serious Invasive Meningococcal Disease outbreak
    Posted: 6/4/2015
    The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) urges sexually active men who have sex with men (MSM) living with HIV and MSM who have anonymous sex partners or use 'hook up' apps to identify sexual partners to get vaccinated to prevent Invasive Meningococcal Disease (IMD). CDPH and the CDC have recently identified a small outbreak of the rare but severe infection among MSM in Chicago, which can be deadly if left untreated. Since reported, CDPH has been closely monitoring each case, has determined that the outbreak is isolated to a specific subpopulation and is working with community partners to spread the word and make vaccines available to target groups and protect the health of all of Chicago residents.
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  • Purple Line Express Evening Pilot
    Posted: 6/4/2015
    The CTA has approved a six-week pilot program to test an additional evening round-trip Purple Line Express train between Davis Street and the Loop. The purpose of the pilot is to address a need for later express service for employers both in Evanston and Chicago. The pilot begins June 1 through July 10 and may continue permanently if the pilot is successful.
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  • Farmers Markets in the 44th Ward
    Posted: 6/4/2015
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  • Information on this Year's Pride Parade
    Posted: 6/3/2015
    Over the past several months, Alderman Cappleman and I have met with city leaders to discuss the future of the Pride Parade. Everyone consulted is in agreement -- if we do not see a serious improvement in behavior and the parade?s impact on our surrounding residents' quality of life this year, we will have no choice but to move the parade out of Lakeview. This is a key year for determining whether or not the Pride Parade will stay in our community.
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