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'Fun Time Had by All' at 1st Ward Drink Night

By Alisa Hauser | November 2, 2012 12:14pm

WICKER PARK — Software engineer Dan Vacura, 30, has never met Ald. Joe Moreno (1st), but he's been following in-depth news on a construction project to improve a dangerous intersection and figured Thursday night would be a good time to find out what's going on.

"[Moreno] said it got delayed and has been pushed out to spring," Vacura said. "I live right by there and watch people get hit almost every day."

Vacura is aware of Moreno's ward night at his office on Tuesdays, but has not had the chance to get there. Instead, he figured it would be more fun to check out the new Fat Pour Tap Works, 2005 W. Division St., during a popular "First Ward First Thursday" gathering that Moreno hosts on a sporadic basis.

"These events are simply designed for me to mingle with 1st Warders and they are always fun. Anyone is welcome," Moreno wrote in his weekly e-newsletter.