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Park District Spring Sign Up Starts Today: Archery, Woodworking and More

Winnemac Park, 5101 N. Leavitt St.: Learn to swim at Winnemac, whether you're six years old or 60.

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Eugene Field Park, 5100 N. Ridgeway Ave.: Sporty offerings include badminton and cardio cycling. Art classes for all ages include color theory and oil painting.

Gompers Park, 4222 W. Foster Ave.: Tumbling, tennis and tee ball for youngsters; fitness boot camp, yoga and pickleball for adults.

Hollywood Park, 3312 W. Thorndale Ave.: Basketball for boys, soccer for girls.

Horner Park, 2741 W. Montrose Ave.: Get crafty with classes in ceramics, woodworking and jewelry making. Also, piano, guitar and jazz band.

Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield Ave.: Hit the pool, either for open swim or aquatic fitness class. Special recreation programs include bowling and judo.

Jensen Park, 4600 N. Lawndale Ave.: Lots of indoor soccer classes, plus fun and games for all ages.

Peterson Park, 5801 N. Pulaski Ave.: Line dancing for seniors, weight training for teens and kiddie college for preschoolers. The park's gymnastics center has a host of classes at a variety of levels.

River Park, 5100 N. Francisco Ave.: Ballet, tap dancing, volleyball and yoga/pilates are among the classes offered.

Hamlin Park, 3035 N. Hoyne Ave.: Circus arts and golf for kids, modern dance and personal training for adults.

Revere Park, 2509 W. Irving Park Rd.: Ping-pong is alive and well at Revere.

Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside Ave.: Parent-and-tot yoga and gymnastics classes.

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Rare modern new construction house on traditional Lincoln Square block

I noticed this new build going up on the 4800 block of North Seeley in Lincoln Square 60625. The boxy frame reveals a modern style... making it the only...

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...is close to the CTA Damen Brown Line and Ravenswood Metra station as well at 4800 N Ravenswood, Chicago IL 60640

  • I swear I've seen the same house (also in the Tyvek stage) over on 4800+ California. Boxy with that odd square second floor pop-out is the new hip design I guess. That block has a few one-to-two story conversions going on.

  • Marcin Talaga Realtor/General Contractor

    I personally wish more developers would choose to rehab and rebuild similar style homes to a neighborhood, rather than mix 2015 "smart home" designs into neighborhoods. Some of the homes that are being built just don't fit!

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Looming dilemma: Choosing an advocate

With previous historic LGBT cases, the decision was somewhat easier. The 2003 Lawrence v. Texas case was primarily a Lambda Legal case, so the decision was essentially an...

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Infant Childcare in Ravenswood - Help New Expecting Parents

We are relatively new to the neighborhood (Damen and Lawrence) and also found out that we are now expecting our first child. In doing some research it seems that Childcare in the area has been turning over ownership and was wondering if anyone has recommendations or currently has an infant in a program nearby.

Being new to the area and first time parents, any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for those with feedback and comments.

  • I agree - join NPN (http://www.npnparents.org/) and search the directory and the forum archives. There are lots of great places in the neighborhood. Congrats and good luck!

  • Congratulations on your happy news! Another vote for Sunnyside Child Care Center-- our son is in one of the infant rooms there and we're very happy with his care.

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  • iPads For Very Special Learners

    Mrs. Sorokas is asking for $548.74:
    My students need an Apple iPad Air and a Survivor Case for our enthusiastic learners.
    Chappell Elementary School Comment

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This Week! Chappell Elementary Art Auction at Mariano's Ravenswood

2135 West Foster Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625

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The auction will be held in Vero Cafe on the first floor of Mariano's at Lawrence and Ravenswood  

1800 West Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, IL 60640

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Weekly Update from Your Alderman – February 13, 2015

More information regarding the water main project is forthcoming. If you have any questions regarding the 2015 Argyle construction projects, please contact Sara Dinges at 773-784-5277 or Sara@48thward.org.

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...supporting our local businesses this weekend. Need last minute flowers? Stop by Anna Held at 5555 N. Sheridan Road. Enjoy a pre-Valentine’s Day free tasting tonight from 5-7pm or pick up...

...tonight from 5-7pm or pick up a bottle of wine at Independent Spirits at 5947 N. Broadway. Looking for a unique gift? Uptown’s Shake Rattle & Read is celebrating their 49th anniversary...

...Enjoy a great meal on Clark Street in Andersonville of visit Sparkles Fine Jewelry at 5405 N. Clark for a special gift...

1:30pm – (at Argyle & Sheridan) Parade steps off, highlighting Dragon Dancers and Rickover High School Marching Band

1:00pm – 3:00pm – (at Argyle & Broadway) Chinese calligraphy demonstration, lantern making, photo opportunities with Chinese New Year symbols and more!

Truman College, 1445 W. Wilson

Celebrate the Year of the Sheep with a 10-course banquet style dinner plus ethnic entertainment on Saturday, February 21, 2015, 11:30 AM at Furama Restaurant, 4936 N. Broadway, Banquet Hall East.

St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church, 5649 N. Sheridan Road

Nicholas Senn High School Harold Ramis Theater 5900 N. Glenwood

Sundays 2:00pm – 5:00pm @ the Li’l Buds Studio 1206 W. Rosedale Ave

...marked or hand-delivered to the school by this date. Families Together Cooperative Nursery School, 1500 W. Elmdale, Chicago, IL 60660, 773-381-5200. Click here for more information on these events or...

This week at the Edgewater Public Library (6000 N. Broadway):

This week at the Bezazian Public Library (1226 W. Ainslie): 

5533 N. Broadway

Ethiopian Diamond Restaurant – 6120 N. Broadway

1541 W. Devon

St. Gertrude’s Chuch’s Gym, 1401 W. Granville

Edgewater Workbench, 1130 W. Thorndale Ave.

6034 N. Broadway

Alderman Osterman’s 15th annual Senior Health Fair will be held Monday, March 16, 10am to 1pm at the Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway (at Thorndale).

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Former bungalow now large new construction on West Carmen in Lincoln Square

2224 W Winona is close to completion by the spring.  It was bought by a developer but is not yet listed on the MLS.

2224 W Carmen, Chicago IL 60625 in the northern central portion  Lincoln Square community area is nearing completion...

  • BerkeleyGirl Winnemac Park

    So sad to see the aesthetic of the block ruined, but at least this home blends in better than the gulag a few doors west... In fact, the latter never even looks occupied. Though I walk by it nearly every day, since construction ended, I've never seen signs of life....

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    So sad to see the aesthetic of the block ruined, but at least this home blends in better than the gulag a few doors west... In fact, the latter never even looks occupied. Though I walk by it nearly every day, since construction ended, I've never seen signs of life. What's the use of having $1 million homes if no one buys/occupies them? Down the block, just around the SE corner on Oakley, a home has stood vacant since I moved into the area nearly 7 years ago. That was probably the first listed over $1 million around here, but then the recession hit. Now, it still has its stunning rear deck, but the front is overgrown with weeds. It's almost ghostly.

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For the Love of Pets @ Dolce Casa

...benefit for Friendship Pet Pantry, is tonight from 7 to 10pm at Dolce Case Café, 4947 N. Damen Ave. There will be a silent auction and raffle, as well as passed apps, wine and...

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...in advance, $40 at the door. Friendship Pet Pantry operates out of the Friendship Center, 2733 W. Lawrence Ave., and is open of the third Thursday of the month from 3 to 5pm...

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Hurry! Support Amundsen High School Baseball on Donors Choose

Please visit the Friends of Amundsen page to get involved helping the baseball team or any number of academic and athletic programs at Amundsen High School in Lincoln Square at 5110 N Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625.

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  • Covering All The Bases for Safety

    Mr. Caballero is asking for $1996.82:
    My students need basic equipment to have a functional baseball team. They need helmets, baseballs, and catcher's gear to be able to practice and play safely.
    Amundsen High School
  • Wendy Small-town living in the big city

    Type in the promo code SPARK when you make a donation, and your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar. What a great way to support your neighborhood high school!

  • AW Busy mom

    Teenage kids need supervised, character-building activities like this. I donated to support positive activities in my local high school -- I don't have a child at this school and I don't really enjoy baseball, but I understand how important this is for these young men. I hope others in the neighborhood can give even a small amount too.

  • Wendy Small-town living in the big city

    More than half-way there, and a few more days left on the match promotion. If you give $10 to this project and enter the promo code SPARK, it will magically turn into $20 worth of baseball equipment!

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Fireworks or Gunshots Saturday Night near Winnemac Park?

Around 11pm, did anyone else hear this? At first, they sounded like gunshots, but after about 20 of them in the span of two minutes, I decided it was more likely fireworks.

  • Some of them were in my alley behind 5300 block of N Bell Ave. They were def fireworks. Seriously, why fireworks in Feb?

  • Why not?

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