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March Madness Is Coming to DePaul
March Madness is coming to Chicago! DePaul University and Wintrust Arena and are proud to host the 2019 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Regional tournament on Saturday, March 30th and Monday April 1st.
Be a part of the action as four of the best ladies teams in the country battle for a Final Four berth and a chance to win the 2019 National Championship.
- Chicago Spent More Than $113 Million On Police Misconduct Lawsuits In 2018 March 18, 2019CHICAGO — In a year when the city’s lawyers were hashing out the details of a federal consent decree that will govern police reform efforts for years to come, Chicago taxpayers paid out more than $85 million to settle police misconduct lawsuits and an additional $28 million to outside lawyers to defend these cases. The amount […]
- Blue Line Boom: Condo Prices In Wicker Park, Logan Square Outpacing Lincoln Park, Lakeview March 15, 2019LOGAN SQUARE — If the booming neighborhoods along the Blue Line seem to be more expensive than lakefront areas like Lincoln Park and Lakeview, there’s some truth to it. New numbers from real estate research company Integra Realty Resources show that the combined median listing price of condos for sale in Wicker Park and Logan […]
- No Such Thing As St. Patty’s Day, Not This Year, Not Ever March 14, 2019LINCOLN SQUARE — If you’ve made St. Patty’s Day plans, you’ve jumped the gun by several months. If, on the other hand, you’re meeting up with friends for a St. Paddy’s Day pint or four, you’re in luck. What’s the difference? Allow Marcus Campbellto enlighten. In 2010, Campbell, who was born in Northern Ireland and now […]
- Lincoln Yards Approval Divides City Council: Some Argue ‘We Can’t Wait,’ While Others Say ‘Rich Get Richer’ March 14, 2019Get more in-depth, daily coverage of Chicago politics at The Daily Line. CITY HALL — A split City Council voted 33-14 to approve a $6 billion project that promises to transform 55 acres along the North Branch of the Chicago River into a new neighborhood. Supporters hope it will signal the final transformation of Chicago […]
- $6 Billion Lincoln Yards Plan Approved By City Council 33-14. Here’s Who Voted Against It March 13, 2019CHICAGO — Lincoln Yards, the divisive $6 billion development that will transform 55 acres of riverfront property, was approved by City Council Wednesday in a 33-14 vote. The approval came amid months of protests and pleas to hold off so a new mayor and City Council could weigh in this spring. The 14 “no” votes, […]
- Lincoln Yards Protesters Feeling Weary, But They Have Not Given Up The Fight March 13, 2019CITY HALL — Opponents of the Lincoln Yards mega-development aren’t optimistic. They’ve lived in this city long enough to know that mayoral support and aldermanic prerogative — which gives aldermen virtually unchecked control over their wards — means one of the biggest developments in Chicago history will sail through City Council the way it sailed […]
- Cubs-Themed Musical, ‘Miracle,’ To Premiere In May March 11, 2019CHICAGO — A new musical coming this spring will focus on the Cubs and their diehard fans. “Miracle,” the musical, will follow the Delaneys, a blue collar North Side family that loves the Cubs, while the team’s 2016 Championship season unfolds in the background. “Miracle” will explore “what it means to have faith and lose […]
- Hooray! It’ll Be 60 Degrees In Chicago This Week March 11, 2019LOGAN SQUARE — Spring will finally rear its head in Chicago this week. The week will start off with sun and temperatures in the 40s, and Thursday could see the thermometer hit 60, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures in the 40s are normal for this time of year, said Amy Seeley, a National […]
- Chicago Fire-Era Mansions In River North Saved Again From Demolition — For Now March 11, 2019RIVER NORTH — Two River North mansions that are each over 135 years old have been spared from demolition for a second time — for now. Just one day before the hold on a demolition permit was set to expire for properties at 42 E. Superior St. and 44-46 E. Superior St. — which had […]
- Who Showed Up To Support Lincoln Yards Last Week? People Who Got Free Breakfast, Parking And Sterling Bay Coaching, Critics Say March 11, 2019CHICAGO — Despite pleas for delay from residents, business owners and both mayoral candidates, the City Council’s Zoning Committee voted Thursday to approve Lincoln Yards — a 55-acre development expected to transform vacant, industrial land along the Chicago River’s North Branch. Before the vote, dozens of concerned opponents lined up at City Hall to once […]
Fire Station Park Wins 2nd Excellence in Gardening
The Fire Station Park, a project of the Lincoln Central Association, has won a 2018 Chicago Excellence in Gardening Award, a city-wide gardening competition created to acknowledge the many gardeners who help to make Chicago a beautiful, sustainable and welcoming place to live and work. Fire Station Park Also won in 2017
Sally Drucker, LCA Parks Chair and Board Member, and LCA Vice President Kathy Jordan received the award on behalf of Lincoln Central at the awards ceremony in the Chicago Cultural Center.
LCA President Kenneth Dotson said, "Congratulations to Sally, in particular, whose vision and leadership of the park has brought this wonderful achievement to LCA."
LCA Receives Grand Award in 29th Annual APEX Awards
Newsletter & Website Each Receive Awards for Publication Excellence
LCA was honored earlier this month with a Grand Award and two Excellence Awards in the 2017 APEX Awards for Publication Excellence. LCA was the only volunteer non-profit to be honored in the international communications competition, now in its 29th year.
Other organizations whose creative was honored include Ford Motor Company, American Cancer Society, Bank of America, GEICO, International Monetary Fund, Merrill Lynch, American Bar Association, Lockheed Martin, Augusta National Golf Club, Pacific Life, Disney, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Prudential Insurance, NASA, the National Football League, among others.
APEX Awards, cont’d
.......the "superb visuals" of the logos and their "clever headlines and slogans." APEX Grand Awards, the highest given in this competition, honor the most outstanding work in eleven main categories.
For the second consecutive year, LCA's newsletter, From the Heart, received an APEX Award for Publication Excellence. Judges cited a September 2016 sidebar article authored by Kathy Jordan on the late Conrad Moulton, father of local artist Josh Moulton, as an example of the newsletter's quality content. The senior Moulton was a famed, New York-based illustrator of print advertising, text books, and encyclopedias for four decades. APEX Excellence Awards are based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content and the ability to achieve overall communications effectiveness.
LCA's website also received an APEX Award for Publication Excellence, in the 1 to 2 Person Published Website category.
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Apr 9, 2019 – LCA Monthly Zoning Meeting
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, May 14, 2019 – LCA Monthly Zoning Meeting
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Jun 11, 2019 – LCA Monthly Zoning Meeting
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Jul 9, 2019 – LCA Monthly Zoning Meeting
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Aug 13, 2019 – LCA Monthly Zoning Meeting
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Sep 10, 2019 – LCA Monthly Zoning Meeting
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Oct 8, 2019 – LCA Monthly Zoning Meeting
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Nov 12, 2019 – LCA Monthly Zoning Meeting
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Dec 10, 2019 – LCA Monthly Zoning Meeting
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Jan 14, 2020 – LCA Monthly Zoning Meeting
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Feb 11, 2020 – LCA Monthly Zoning Meeting
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Mar 10, 2020 – LCA Monthly Zoning Meeting
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43rd Ward Aldermanic Run-Off Debate Monday, March 25th at Steppenwolf
Lincoln Central, Wrightwood Neighbors, Park West and Chamber of Commerce to Co-host
As a public service to residents of the neighborhoods we serve and of the 43rd Ward more generally, Lincoln Central Association, Wrightwood Neighbors Association, Park West Community Association, and the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce will be co-hosting a 43rd Ward aldermanic run-off debate between incumbent Michele Smith and challenger Derek Lindblom.
The debate will be held at Steppenwolf Theatre (1850 N. Halsted Street) from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (doors will open at 6:30 PM). 43rdWard residents may suggest debate questions by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Submitted questions will be screened and selected by a debate committee comprised of representatives from each host organization. Debate format rules and other information will be announced prior to the debate.
J9 Wine Bar Hosts LCA Members
Thanks to Lincoln Central Association member and sponsor J9 Wine Bar for hosting LCA members on Wednesday March 6, at their 1961 N. Halsted Street location for a free wine tasting reception. Manager Morgan Gabrielson paired Chilean Wine with hors d'oeuvres and provided attendees with tasting tips.
We will soon be announcing the next members only event at J9 as well as other benefits exclusively available to LCA members.
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