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Logan Square is one of the most quickly evolving neighborhoods in the city. If you don’t check in often, it’s likely you’ll find a fresh construction site every time you pay a visit.To enjoy old standbys or the latest hot spots, hang out — or move in — around the Milwaukee-California-Fullerton Avenue triangle. The area is a mix of divey and deluxe, the old-timey colliding with developers and hipsterism.Sink your teeth into this: Right under the California Blue Line stop sits Taqueria Moran (2226 N. California Ave.), a homey Mexican diner that hits all the right notes. The first thing overheard during a recent visit: “This place is legit.”And it is.“It’s just a corner place, nothing fancy,” says owner Pepe Moran. “Just the taco joint under the train.”The walls are covered with murals of small-town Mexico, featuring images of a mariachi band and men in sombreros. The whole place has a humble appearance, but the food … [Read more...] about ‘Frenetic and gentrifying’: Logan Square a bastion of booze, street art and yes, hipsters
UPDATE: Former high ranking Lake County police commander Daniel Murchek is indicted in the towing bribery scandal CROWN POINT — Dan Murchek, a former high-ranking administrator, is charged and will plead guilty to lying to the FBI about his involvement in the deepening Region towing bribery scandal.The U.S. Attorney's office made public early Friday a one-count indictment against Murchek, shortly after the 24-year veteran of the Lake County police force ended his law enforcement career with an abrupt resignation.U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge John E. Martin arraigned Murchek, 57, of Schererville on the felony, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He was freed on bond.Although Murchek pleaded not guilty Friday, attorney Caitlin Padula, who represented Murchek in court, said Murchek already has signed a plea agreement admitting he lied to FBI agents Nov. 14, 2016, when he denied receiving an illegal campaign contribution from an … [Read more...] about A history of corruption in government in Northwest Indiana continues
BRITISH submarines loaded with Tomahawk missiles have reportedly been moved within striking distance of Syria as the world braces for all-out war. Theresa May ordered a ‘war cabinet’ meeting to take place today after saying "all the indications" suggest tyrant Bashar al-Assad was behind the nerve gas atrocity. As the threat of US-led strikes loom, Russia is understood to have been readying for a naval battle off the coast of Syria. Flights in the area were also suspended as fears of a counter-attack grow following Saturday’s chemical weapon massacre. Donald Trump earlier warned Russia and Syria to “get ready” because “nice, new and smart missiles will be coming”. The US President chaired a cabinet meeting on Wednesday where he is said to have held Syria and Russia responsible for the chemical weapons attack. What we know so far... Mrs May has not yet reached a final decision on whether Britain would join any strikes by the US and France, but … [Read more...] about Brit submarines ‘move within missile range of Syria’ as Theresa May calls war cabinet and Russia readies for US-led strike
The special counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly probing a $150,000 donation a pro-Russian Ukrainian oligarch made to the Trump Foundation in September 2015.The oligarch, Victor Pinchuk, made the donation after then-candidate Donald Trump gave a 20-minute speech at a European conference that promoted closer ties between Ukraine and the West.The donation was reportedly solicited by Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, whose offices were raided by the FBI as part of a separate investigation on Monday.The special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into a large donation a pro-Russian Ukrainian oligarch made to the Trump Foundation in September 2015 after then-candidate Donald Trump gave a video talk at a conference in Kiev, Ukraine, The New York Times reported.At the time, Trump was one of several Republicans vying for the 2016 presidential nomination. In August 2015, Doug Schoen, a political consultant who works for the Ukrainian billionaire and steel magnate Victor Pinchuk, personally … [Read more...] about Mueller is investigating a $150,000 payment a pro-Russian oligarch made to the Trump Foundation