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Patrick Boylan is the editor of the Welles Park Bulldog, an on-line news entity that covers the Ravenswood neighborhood. He also strings for the Times of Northwest Indiana, covering Cook County Government and has a blog covering the Chicago Wolves and women's sports on Chicago Now.
Chicago Consortium results for schools; Mixed results

Chicago Consortium results for schools; Mixed results

A study by the University of Chicago released this week is highlighting strengths and weaknesses in Chicago Public Schools. The study is based on results of surveys of students, faculty and parents at each of the more than 600 CPS schools, including charter schools. The Chicago Consortium study, which asks questions pertaining to five “essential” […]

Union Pacific: Ravenswood Station Move Not A Done Deal

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Union Pacific: Ravenswood Station Move Not A Done Deal

The Union Pacific Railroad may not accept an agreement between Ravenswood neighbors, 47th Ward Alderman Eugene Schulter (D-North Center) and Metra, to rebuild the Ravenswood Metra station at its current location, south of Lawrence Avenue, an interview with a UP spokesman indicates.

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Free Speech “Trials” Continue for Arts Activist

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Free Speech “Trials” Continue for Arts Activist

Update on this story: Chris Drew will be back in court at 26th and California, room 602 on Friday  at 10 a.m. Drew will be printing and giving away art patches that afternoon at Chicago Critical Mass from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Picasso Plaza, on the West Side of the building in the shade. […]

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UPDATED: Proposed Law to Limit Pedicabs; Ordinance Threatens Industry, Operators Say

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UPDATED: Proposed Law to Limit Pedicabs; Ordinance Threatens Industry, Operators Say

A proposed ordinance under consideration by Chicago City Council transportation and licensing committees threatens the city’s nascent pedicab industry, pedicab operators and owners say. The proposal would restrict pedicabs to designated routes, largely ban them from the city center, limit advertising on the vehicles and require the pedicab owners to provide workers’ compensation insurance for […]

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