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I am a student journalist at DePaul University and an enthusiastic blogger for Lincoln Park Now. I am interested in community journalism, new media, and volunteering. My number one passion? Writing, of course!

Hey there, Lincoln Park--we're back from our mini blog vacation with some really exciting news...

The Green City Market officially moves to its outdoor, south Lincoln Park location next week! You can find the full schedule of events for the grand opening of Green City Market's 12th season here. It's full of yummy tastings, workshops and demonstrations. Definitely not something you want to miss!

I found this news out from Green City Market's Twitter account, which is an awesome resource for people who want to know more about the market and it's farmers.

I got to thinking: wouldn't it be great to compile a list of must-follow Twitter accounts for the constantly-connected Lincoln Park-er? Yes, it would. So now that list is waiting for you just beyond the "Continue reading..."

Green City Market (@GreenCityMarket)
This Twitter account is the perfect resource for all of the up-to-date happenings at Chicago's most cherished farmer's market. They tweet about upcoming demonstrations and workshops and keep their followers updated about any changes to the market's schedule. They also tweet the occasional twitpic from their farmers, which is a neat way for GCM customers to connect with their farmers.

Sample tweets:
@GreenCityMarket Check out some of the great chef demos and events we'll have at the Market this season:

Very chilly day at #TheEdibleGardens - our red leaf lettuce loves it! /via @SaraGasbarra

What a shame-- Senator John McCain and others opposing the USDA's Know Your Farmer campaign:

Lincoln Park Zoo (@lincolnparkzoo)

From the volume of posts here on Lincoln Park Now that deal with the Lincoln Park Zoo, you should be able to figure out just how informative their Twitter page can be. For a constant stream of zoo news, events and promotions, you should definitely follow @lincolnparkzoo. They have a good relationship with local Lincoln Park businesses, and they interact with their followers regularly.

Sample tweets:

For Wine and Wildlife: Saving the Serengeti, zoo scientists shared efforts to save Africa's crown jewel. See photos at

Newborn red wolf pups get a check-up before two traveled to North Carolina for introduction to a wild pack.

RT @DHinsider: Lincoln Park Zoo looking to study how raccoons, foxes, coyotes live in the suburbs. See Over the Hedge.

Lincoln Hall (@LincolnHall)

You can count on Lincoln Hall to bring some hot ticket shows to your neighborhood. I have seen Company of Thieves and Red Sparowes perform here, and neither show disappointed! I must admit that my real enthusiasm for Lincoln Hall's Twitter account revolves around their retweet ticket giveaways. I won 2 tickets to the Red Sparowes show simply by retweeting! To stay connected to Lincoln Park's music scene and potentially win free tickets, this Twitter account is a must.

Sample tweets:
Wanna watch the 'hawks game on Sunday, but can't decide where? Wonder no longer. Cheap drinks, big screen, Blackhawks :)

@LincolnHall RT by 4PM & enter to win 2 tix for @PlantANDAnimal w/ @ElliottBROOD (5.15|10PM|21+)

@LincolnHall The 3 Penny Was Here FREE Wes Anderson Double Feature (5.11|7PM) | $3 Beers, $2 Corn Dogs | FREE Popcorn w/ fBook RSVP @

Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce (@LPCC09)

The Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce is definitely connected to all the goings-on with local businesses in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. Follow their Twitter account for news regarding the Chamber's activities and to keep your thumb on the pulse of the local business scene. Plus, their tweets have a very neighborly feel, which makes them welcome guests in your Twitter feed.

Sample tweets:
@LPCC09 Launching a phone & email tree to keep businesses as up-to-date on safety concerns or other key issues affecting their locations!

@LPCC09 Planning meetings w/ our Aldermen & ready to launch this year's joint networking event next month!

@LPCC09 Connections Corner has launched: Encourages collaboration not competition for #chamber members!

Chicago Office of Tourism (@explorechicago)

Okay, so this one isn't exactly Lincoln Park specific, but the Chicago Office of Tourism definitely knows all the best things going on in the city. And often enough, those awesome events are taking place right in your own back yard! This account is great because it's super interactive, so if you have any questions about what to do or where to go in the city, you can tweet them to @explorechicago and you'll get a prompt response!

Sample tweets:
@explorechicago Need restaurant ideas or things to see & do in #Chicago? Ask us! We are here to help.

@explorechicago Children's book illustrator & author Anita Lobel will give a FREE lecture at the Harold Washington Library tonight!

@explorechicago Photo of the Day: Flickr photographer swanksalot shot this portrait of a musician in Chi's Lincoln Park neighborhood.

And, not gonna lie, part of the reason that I included @explorechicago on this list is because of that Photo of the Day by Flickr user swanksalot of Johnny McKenna in Lincoln Park:


We have ourselves a pretty rockin' neighborhood, don't we Lincoln Park?

Which Twitter accounts are your must-follows to stay connected to your community?



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paintball sniper said:

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hey the pic of the day is really cool and adorable.

jennkloc said:


Isn't it? I loved it! I saw it and I thought, "man, how can I work this into a blog post?"

I'm glad you liked it, too :)

ningximin said:


Really good.

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