Center Square Ledger: a hyperlocal ‘hood guide

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You know the area around North Center, Lincoln Square and Ravenswood Manor? Mike Fourcher and Patrick Boylan do. The two longtime Chicagoans have launched the Center Square Ledger, a digest of pretty much everything you’d want to know about these ‘hoods, from a profile of Half Acre Beer Company to notes about early voting among residents.

Locals can keep tabs on the growth of the site via Twitter (@CenterSq) and Facebook.

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U.S. District Judge Robert Dow Jr. has presided over Ald. Edward M. Burke’s racketeering case since 2019. It has lingered ever since at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse and is set for trial in November 2023.
The father of Hermes Rios-Cardona had put him into a car seat in the family’s Toyota SUV, but the boy got out and wondered onto Pulaski Road near Wilson Avenue Monday afternoon, according to police.
Adel Daoud was arrested at the end of a monthslong FBI investigation in which an agent provided him with an inert bomb installed in a Jeep that reeked of gasoline and was filled with “bags and bags of fertilizer.” The feds nabbed Daoud after he allegedly tried to set it off outside the Cactus Bar & Grill.
Paul Yambrovich found his biggest puffball and hen of the woods, then commemorated the experience with a sort of ode to mushrooms and life.
A man was shot during a carjacking early Monday in the 300 block of North Western Avenue on the Near West Side, police said.