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Weekly Update from Your Alderman – December 2, 2016

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Also tomorrow evening, I am co-sponsoring a winter coat drive with the Double Bubble (6036 N. Broadway) benefiting Swift Elementary School. Please drop off new or gently used coat donations tomorrow, Saturday, December 3, between 6 and 9 pm to enjoy drink specials.

This week the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce and I welcomed a new restaurant the ward. Mango Pickle, 5842 N. Broadway, is an Indian bistro specializing in a variety of lamb preparations. Please join me in giving owners Marisa and Nakul a warm welcome to the community.

...throughout the neighborhood include the Holiday Pop-Up Shop geared toward kids and family retail (5653 N. Clark) hosted by the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce, and the Verzênay patisserie which pops up...

...pops up to offer sweet treats and baked goods through the end of December at 5420 N. Clark...

The fun continues that weekend when on December 3 and 4, the annual Julmarknad Festivalfeatures a handicrafts fair plus traditional Swedish food and entertainment at the Swedish American Museum (5211 N. Clark).

...we have dug up a brand new street. There were gas leaks that occurred at Granville and Broadway and at Ridge and Glenwood after the repaving of the streets. Emergency repairs were needed...

...brand new street. There were gas leaks that occurred at Granville and Broadway and at Ridge and Glenwood after the repaving of the streets. Emergency repairs were needed, and Peoples Gas responded quickly...

...purchase items from this list and deliver them to the front office of Swift School (5900 N Winthrop Ave). Another way to give is by donating online atfriendsofswift.org or with cash or check...

Senn High School, 5900 N. Glenwood Ave.

Broadway Armory Park, 5917 N. Broadway

Firehouse Chicago, 1545 W. Rosemont

Anna Held Floral Studio, 5557 N. Sheridan

St. Gertrude’s Church, 1420 W. Granville

Underneath Argyle Train Stop, 1118 W. Argyle

4926 N. Hoyne

5533 N. Broadway

Support Peirce Elementary School by eating pizza! On Wednesday, Dec. 7, Giordano’s in Andersonville (5207 N. Clark), will donate 15% of all sales to Peirce School. All proceeds will go to support arts integration, after school and sports programs.

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Primary Campus, 6216 N. Glenwood

Everybody’s Coffee, 935 W. Wilson 

Richard J. Daley Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005

Park Tower Condo, 5415 N. Sheridan

Edgewater Branch, 6000 N. Broadway

he Edgewater Public Library, 6000 N. Broadway, and the Bezazian Public Library, 1226 W. Ainslie St., offer a wide variety of programs and events each month. 

...and above and receive a 30 minute EXPRESS! whitening session at Radiant Smiles for You, 5555 N. Sheridan Rd. Offer valid for Care for Real Monetary Donations from Monday, November 28  – Saturday, December 31...

The Coffee Studio, 5628 N. Clark – drop off a gift or you, and get a free gingerbread cookie!

Four-Sided Holiday Shop, 5059 N. Clark – drop off a gift or toy, and get a free vintage jewel brite ornament!

George’s Ice Cream & Sweets, 5306 N. Clark – drop off a gift or toy, and get a free scoop of ice cream!

Toys Et Cetera, 5311 N. Clark – double your gift by purchasing your donated toy at Toys Et Cetera!

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    Weekly Update from Your Alderman - December 2, 2016
    On Wednesday, my colleagues and I voted unanimously to approve the creation of a Transit TIF (Tax Increment Financing) district. The Transit TIF is expected to generate over $622M over the course of 35 years, providing the required local funding match needed to take advantage of a $1.1B Federal transit grant.
    http://48thward.org

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Sunday picks: See 'Nutcracker' at Prairie Center

Capital Soirée, Karma Wears White Ties, August Hotel: 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at Subterranean (downstairs), 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $8. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

The Lawrence Arms 2nd Annual War on Christmas Day 1 with Dead to Me, The Bollweevils: 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at Double Door, 1551 N. Damen Ave., Chicago. $27-$32. (773) 489-3160 or doubledoor.com.

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...part of The One of a Kind Show and Sale Chicago at the Merchandise Mart, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, 7th floor, Chicago. $12; kids ages 12 and under admitted free. oneofakindshowchicago.com. 10 a...

...play Bottom Lounge this weekend. 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Chicago. $17. (312) 666-6775 or bottomlounge.com...

    Sunday picks: See 'Nutcracker' at Prairie Center
    More than 120 performers appear in Schaumburg Dance Ensemble's 22nd annual staging of Tchaikovsky's classic Christmas ballet "The Nutcracker" starting this weekend at the Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg. $28; $18 students and seniors. (847) 895-3600 or prairiecenter.org. 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec.
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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    ** SELF CERT INTERIOR WORK ONLY. NO CHANGE IN ZONING OR OCCUPANCY - BUSINESS OCCUPANCY *** THE SCOPE OF WORK CONTAINED IN THESE DOCUMENTS ENCOMPASSES TENANT IMPROVEMENTS TO APPROXIMATELY 1,640 SQUARE FEET ON THE 1ST FLOOR OF 1838/1846 WEST CHICAGO AVE. THIS WORK WILL INCLUDE INSTALLATION OF NEW DRYWALL PARTITIONS, NEW MILLWORK ELEMENTS, NEW DOORS AND FRAMES, NEW WALL, CEILING, AND FLOOR FINISHES, NEW ELECTRICAL, PLUMBING AND MECHANICAL - PER DRAWINGS.

    1838 W. Chicago Ave. Issued December 2, 2016 Comment
  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    DECONVERT EXISTING 2 D.U. 2 STORY MASONRY BLDG TO SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE WITH REBUILT REAR 2 STORY FRAME ADDITION, LOWER EXISTING BASEMENT SLAB 1'-0", ERECT TRASH ENCLOSURE AND 2 CAR FRAME GARAGE AS PER PLANS **SELF CERT CONDITIONAL PERMIT: SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS & AUDIT **

    2208 W. Walton St. Issued December 2, 2016 Comment
  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    100 AMP TEMPORARY SERVICE FOR CONSTRUCTION.

    1636 N. Winchester Ave. Issued December 2, 2016 Comment
  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    REMOVE EXPOSED BX, REPLACE WITH EMT.

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  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REAR PORCH REPAIRS TO STEPS, RAILING & METAL LANDING.

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Wicker Park Hotel Opens Cafe Robey, Rooftop Lounge, & More

The Robey, 2018 W. North Ave., (872) 315-3050.

    Wicker Park Hotel Opens Cafe Robey, Rooftop Lounge, & More
    The Wicker Park nexus' restaurant and bar scene is hotter than ever
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Where You Can Buy A Christmas Tree In Chicago (MAP)

•â€‹ Sprout Home (Ukrainian Village) 745 N. Damen Ave., 312-226-5950

•â€‹ City Tree Delivery in Big Star lot (Wicker Park) 1531 N. Damen Ave., 312-476-9627

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• Gethsemane Garden Center (Andersonville) 5739 N. Clark St., 773-878-5915

•â€‹ Sierra Auto Group lot (Avondale) 2340 W. Belmont Ave., 312-428-9362

•â€‹ Home Depot (Brighton Park) 4555 S. Western Blvd., 773-247-4766

•â€‹ Near Damen, Fullerton and Elston intersection (Bucktown) 2407 N. Elston Ave., 312-428-9362

•â€‹ Near Damen, Fullerton and Elston intersection (Bucktown) 2407 N. Elston Ave., 312-428-9362

•â€‹ Home Depot (Bucktown) 2570 N. Elston Ave., 773-289-4615

•â€‹ City Escape Garden Center & Design Studio (East Garfield Park) 3022 W. Lake St., 773-638-2000

•â€‹ Adams & Son Gardens (Humboldt Park) 1057 N. California Ave., 773-235-0991

•â€‹ Max's Christmas Trees (Garfield Ridge) 6746 W. Archer Ave.

•â€‹ Farmer’s Market Garden Center (Irving Park) 4110 N. Elston Ave., 773-539-1200

•â€‹ Patrick Markham Christmas Tree Sales (Irving Park) 3301 W. Irving Park Road

•â€‹ Ivy's Christmas Trees (Lakeview) 1013 W. Roscoe St., 773-908-3122

•â€‹ Jewel-Osco parking lot (Lakeview) 2950 N. Ashland Ave., 312-428-9362

•â€‹ Heritage Bicycles (Lakeview) 2959 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-388-4444

•â€‹ Home Depot (Lakeview) 2665 N. Halsted St., 773-472-7740

•â€‹ Nettelhorst School (Lakeview) 3252 N. Broadway

•â€‹ Treasure Island (Lakeview) 3460 N. Broadway

•â€‹ Near Sedgwick Brown Line station (Lincoln Park) 401 W. North Ave., 312-428-9362

•â€‹ Jayson Home and Garden (Lincoln Park) 1885 N. Clybourn Ave., 800-472-1885

•â€‹ Daily Bar & Grill (Lincoln Square) 4560 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-561-6198

•â€‹ Queen of Angels (Lincoln Square) Sunnyside and Western avenues, 773-383-6221

•â€‹ St. Matthias School (Lincoln Square) 2310 W. Ainslie St., 773-784-0999

•â€‹ Zouras Family Lot (Lincoln Square) 2018 W. Lawrence Ave., 312-428-9362

•â€‹ 90 Miles Cuban Cafe (Logan Square) 2540 W. Armitage Ave., 773-227-2822

•â€‹ Poor Bob's Tree Land (Mayfair) 4855 W. Foster Ave., 715-965-3482

•â€‹ Home Depot (Montclare) 2555 N. Normandy Ave., 773-745-9900

•â€‹ North Center Town Square (North Center) 4100 N. Damen Ave., 312-476-9627

•â€‹ ChristmasTreeDelivery.com (North Park) 6263 N. McCormick Blvd., 773-789-8177

•â€‹ Bob's Christmas Tree Farm (Norwood Park)  Harlem and Bryn Mawr avenues

•â€‹ Jewel-Osco parking lot (Old Town) 2550 N. Clybourn Ave.

•â€‹ Christmas Trees Chicago (Ravenswood) 1821 W. Montrose Ave., 773-388-4444

•â€‹ Chicago Hope Academy (Tri-Taylor) 2189 W. Bowler Ave.

•â€‹ Home Depot (West Ridge) 6211 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-588-5828

•â€‹ Home Depot (Wicker Park) 1232 W. North Ave., 773-486-9200

    Where You Can Buy A Christmas Tree In Chicago (MAP)
    CHICAGO - The holidays are here. Here's a map and list of lots where you can buy Christmas trees, wreaths and other festive foliage for the season. Most of these locations, alphabetized by neighborhood, will be open for the year by Nov. 25, the day after Thanksgiving.
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  • Jane Spec North Center resident

    If your looking to save some money, Menards has great trees for a really good prices. We bought 2 trees last night, one 8-9 foot for us and one 6-7 foot for our elderly aunt who lives upstairs from us. Both Frasier Furs although they had about 3 different other...

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    If your looking to save some money, Menards has great trees for a really good prices. We bought 2 trees last night, one 8-9 foot for us and one 6-7 foot for our elderly aunt who lives upstairs from us. Both Frasier Furs although they had about 3 different other kinds. In total we spent $75 on 2 beautiful trees. No, unfortunately the $ doesn't support a school or a noble purpose, it just keeps more $ in your pocket book that creates opportunity for you to then support a worthy cause :)

  • For cut your own tree...We used to go to Richardsons Xmas Tree Farm in Spring Grove...They also have a barn with misc. ornaments, fresh donuts, coffee and cider...Great if you have kids !

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At 24, Cicero mom known internationally for her ‘Fight for $15’

When the 24-year-old mom was arrested Tuesday at a protest outside a McDonald’s at 2005 W. Chicago, it wasn’t her first time. She’d been arrested twice by the time we’d met  — at a May 2014 protest at McDonald’s Oak Brook headquarters and a September 2013 demonstration outside her own McDonald’s.

    At 24, Cicero mom known internationally for her 'Fight for $15'
    When we last caught up with Adriana Alvarez, this single mom from Cicero was 22 years old, had been working at the same McDonald's for four years and had been active in the nationwide "Fight for $15" movement for about a year.
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The 606 invites visitors to help light up the trail

...The organizers will also be collecting winter clothing donations at three different access points: the Milwaukee and Leavitt bridge, Humboldt Boulevard, and Ridgeway Avenue. The event kicks off at 4:00 p.m...

    The 606 invites visitors to help light up the trail
    The second annual Walk with Light takes place on The 606 on December 11. Hundreds of visitors are expected to take over the trail with LED lights.
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  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    Awesome! What an unbelievable turn around for that area because of The Bloomingdale Trail. Can't wait to see what happens in the next few years!

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Weekend picks: Kathleen Madigan is 'Bothering Jesus'

Davlin, On A High Wire, Tiny Kingdoms, Gardens: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

Nora En Pure, Bobby De Maria, James Moriarty, DangerWayne at Afterlife: 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Annex Nightclub, 1958 W. North Ave., Chicago. $5-$20. (773) 278-4646 or afterlifechi.com.

The Lawrence Arms 2nd Annual War on Christmas Day 1 with Dead to Me, The Bollweevils: 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at Double Door, 1551 N. Damen Ave., Chicago. $27-$32. (773) 489-3160 or doubledoor.com.

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...The One of a Kind Show and Sale Chicago starting Thursday at the Merchandise Mart, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, 7th floor, Chicago. $12; kids ages 12 and under admitted free. oneofakindshowchicago.com. 10 a...

...and singer-songwriter JoJo. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $39.50-$75. (312) 462-6300 or thechicagotheatre.com...

...play Bottom Lounge this weekend. 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Chicago. $17. (312) 666-6775 or bottomlounge.com...

Stevie Nicks: 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago. Rock, pop. Tickets start at $48.50. (800) 745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.

Ship Captain Crew, Valaska, When We Was Kids, Daniel Wade: 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison, Chicago. $6-$8. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.

    Weekend picks: Kathleen Madigan is 'Bothering Jesus'
    Get your fill of comic Kathleen Madigan this weekend when she performs her "Bothering Jesus Tour" Saturday at College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. $35-$44. (630) 942-4000 for atthemac.org. 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 Dickens in Dundee once again brings the magic of the season to the villages of East and West Dundee.
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Midwest travel: Chicago Botanic Garden celebrates spirits of the season

...on Division Street. Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Winterfest headquarters, 1612 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago. Trolley tours costs $10; receive a $20 WinterFest Gift Certificate with a ticket. (312...

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...and get a third night free runs now through March 31 at The Peninsula Chicago, 108 E. Superior St., Chicago. Rates start at $343 per night, prorated, plus tax with a three-night minimum...

    Midwest travel: Chicago Botanic Garden celebrates spirits of the season
    Drink in the season with tastings of local spirits, wine and winter brews at the Chicago Botanic Garden's seasonal tasting Wednesday, Dec. 7. Why bake this year when you can pick up lots of homemade goodies on a three-hour Kriss Kringle Bakery Bus Tour in Racine, Wisconsin, Dec. 10 and 17?
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Community churches show you the true meaning of Christmas

Holy Innocents Church, 743 N. Armour St., (312) 666-3675, www.holyinnocentschicago.com. Sat., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve, 5 p.m. English Mass. Sun, Dec. 25, Christmas Day, 7:45 a.m. English Mass, 9 a.m. Spanish Mass, 10:30 a.m. Polish Mass, noon English Mass, 1:30 p.m. Spanish Mass.

St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral, 835 N. Oakley Blvd., (773) 276-4537. Call for information.

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All Saints-St. Anthony Church, 518 W. 28th Pl., (312) 842-2744. Sat., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve: 5 p.m. Children’s Mass, 11:30 p.m. caroling, Midnight Mass. Sun., Dec. 25, Christmas Day Masses at 8:30, 10, and 11:30 a.m.

Blessed Sacrament Parish, (773) 523-3917, comprised of Ss. Peter and Paul Church (SSPP), 3745 S. Paulina Street, St. Maurice Church (SM), 3615 S. Hoyne Ave., and Our Lady of Good Counsel Church...

...of Ss. Peter and Paul Church (SSPP), 3745 S. Paulina Street, St. Maurice Church (SM), 3615 S. Hoyne Ave., and Our Lady of Good Counsel Church (OLGC), 3528 S. Hermitage Ave. Novena in honor...

...Maurice Church (SM), 3615 S. Hoyne Ave., and Our Lady of Good Counsel Church (OLGC), 3528 S. Hermitage Ave. Novena in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Spanish language) will take place daily Sat...

Chicago International Church (EFCA), 2304 W. Taylor St. (church office only), (312) 226-8026, www.ciefc.org. The church holds its services at...

...312) 226-8026, www.ciefc.org. The church holds its services at Urban Voice at 3520 S. Morgan St. #102. Sun., Dec. 18, service at 2:30 p.m. with a Christmas play. Sun...

First Lutheran Church of the Trinity, 643 W. 31st St., (312) 842-7390. Call for information.

Holy Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3116 S. Racine Ave., (773) 523-3838, www.holycrosschicago.org. Call for information.

Monastery of the Holy Cross, 3100 S. Aberdeen Ave., (773) 927-7424, www.chicagomonk.org. Sun., Dec. 11, 5 p.m., the Chicago Chorale...

Nativity of Our Lord, 653 W. 37th St., (773) 927-6263, www.nativitybridgeport.

Our Lady of Fatima/Shrine of St. Anne, 2751 W. 38th Pl., (773) 927-2421. Call church for information.

Santa Lucia Church, 3022 S. Wells St., (312) 842-6115. Sat., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Children’s Mass with pageant at 4...

St. Barbara’s Church, 2859 S. Throop St., (312) 842-7979, www.stbarbarachicago.org. Sat., Dec. 24, family Mass with children’s pageant...

St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 4522 S. Wallace St., (773) 268-9595, www.saintgabes.com. Sat., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Family Mass with children...

St. Jerome Croatian Catholic Church, 2823 S. Princeton Ave., (312) 842-1871. Call for information.

St. Mary of Perpetual Help, 1039 W. 32nd St., (773) 927-6646, www.stmaryofperpetualhelp.com. Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Thurs., Dec. 8, Masses...

Apostolic Faith Church, 3823 S. Indiana Ave., (773) 373-8500, www.afcchicago.org. Christmas service, Fri., Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. Volunteer Christmas Day helping feed the less fortunate, Sun., Dec. 25, Christmas Dinner from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., Dec. 31, Watchnight service at 10 p.m.

Bethel AME Church, 4440 S. Michigan Ave., (773) 285-5500. Regular Sunday worship at 11 a.m.

Coppin Memorial AME Church, 5633 S. Michigan Ave., (773) 667-5881, www.coppinchicago.org. Regular Sunday worship at 10:45 a.m.

Corpus Christi Church, 4920 S. King Dr., (773) 285-7720, www.corpuschristichurchchicago.com. Regular Sunday Masses at 8 and 10:30 a.m.

Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, 4501 S. Vincennes Ave., (773) 373-6144. Handel’s Messiah, Sun., Dec. 4, at 3 p.m. Christmas worship Sun., Dec. 25, 9 a.m. New Year’s Day, Sun., Jan. 1, worship at 9 a.m.

Grant Memorial AME Church, 4017 S. Drexel Blvd., (773) 285-5819. Regular Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.

Hartzell Memorial United Methodist Church, 3330 S. King Dr., (312) 842-5957. Sun., Dec. 19, 10:30 a.m. service featuring Handel’s Messiah. Call for information for Christmas and New Year’s Day services.

Holy Angels Catholic Church, 607 E. Oakwood Blvd., (773) 624-5375. Christmas Eve, Sat., Dec. 24 carols at 10 p.m., followed by Mass at 11 p.m. Sun., Dec. 25, Mass at 8 a.m. Sun., Jan. 1, Mass at 8 a.m.

Kenwood United Church of Christ, 4608 S. Greenwood Ave., (773) 373-2861. Regular Sunday worship services at 8 and 11 a.m.

Liberty Baptist Church, 4849 S. King Dr., (773) 268-6757. Regular Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.

Metropolitan Community Church, 4610 S. Prairie Ave., (773) 536-2046. Regular Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.

Morning Star Baptist, 3933 S. King Dr., (773) 285-8111. Sun., Dec. 25, Christmas Day service at 10:45 a.m. Sun., Jan 1, New Year’s service at 10:45 a.m.

Olivet Baptist Church, 3101 S. King Dr., (312) 528-0124, www.olivetbaptistchurchchicago.org. Regular Sunday worship service at 10:45 a.m.

Pilgrim Baptist Church, 3300 S. Indiana Ave., (312) 842-4417. Call for information.

St. Ambrose, 1000 E. 47th St., (773) 624-3695. Call for information.

St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, 50 E. 41st St., (773) 268- 1518. Regular Sunday worship services at 8 and 10:30 a.m.

St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 3801 S. Wabash Ave., (773) 268-1900, www.stthomaschicago.com. Sat., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Mass with carols, 7:30 p.m. Sun., Dec. 25, Christmas Day worship, 8 a.m. Sun., Jan. 1, New Year’s Day worship, 8 a.m.

South Park Baptist, 3722 S. Martin Luther King Dr., (773) 548-6566. Regular Sunday service at 11 a.m.

Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church, 600 E. 35th St., (312) 225-5300. Regular Sunday service at 11 a.m.

West Point Missionary Baptist Church, 3566 S. Cottage Grove Ave., (773) 538-7590, www.wpmbc.org. Concert: Born to Die, a Christmas Cantata, Sun., Dec...

Chinese Christian Union Church (CCUC), 2301 S. Wentworth Ave., (312) 842-8545, www.ccuc.net. Call for information.

St. Therese Chinese Catholic Church, 218 W. Alexander St., (312) 842-6777, www.sttheresechinatown.org. Sat., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Mass at 5 p...

St. Basil’s Greek Orthodox Church, 733 South Ashland Ave., (312) 243-3738, www.stbasilchicago.org. Sun., Dec. 18, Divine Liturgy at 9:45 a...

St. John Cantius, 825 N. Carpenter St., (312) 243-7373, www.cantius.org. Thurs., Dec. 8, Immaculate Conception, St. Cecilia Choir, 7...

even more beautiful decorated for the Christmas holidays. Santa Maria Addolorata Church, 528 N. Ada St., (312) 421-3122, www.smacatholicchurch.com. Call for information.

First Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1124 S. Ashland Ave., (312) 733-6886. Sun., Dec. 3, visit by St. Nicholas after 10:30 a.m...

Holy Family Church, 1080 W. Roosevelt Rd., (312) 492-8442, www.holyfamilychicago.org. Sun., Dec. 18, the Cardinal’s Christmas Concert at...

New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1252 S. Wolcott Ave., (312) 733-1262, www.newzionmbc.com. Regular Sunday service at 10:45 a.m.

Notre Dame de Chicago Church, 1334 W. Flournoy St, (312) 243-7400, www.nddc.archchicago.org. Our Lady of Guadalupe Novena and Feast Day...

Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington St., (312) 421-3757, fax (312) 421-3756, www.ourladyofpompeii.org. Rosary devotion every Sun. at...

Providence of God Catholic Church, 717 W. 18th St., (312) 226-2929. Call for information.

St. Anthony Hospital Chapel, 2875 W. 19th St., (773) 484-1000. Virgin of Guadalupe Celebration, Fri., Dec. 9, Mass at noon. Sat., Dec...

St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 2108 W. 21st St., (773) 847-6458, www.stmatthewchicago.org. Christmas dinner will take place the following Thursdays: Dec...

...New Year’s Eve, Sat., Dec. 31, Mass at 3 p.m. St. Pius V, 1919 S. Ashland Ave., (312) 226-6161. Novenas for the Virgin of Guadalupe will take place on Sat., Dec...

...11:15 a.m. and in Spanish at 1:15 p.m. St. Procopius Church, 1641 S. Allport St., (312) 226-7887, www.stprocopiuschurch.org. Call for information...

First Baptist Congregational Church, 1613 W. Washington Blvd., (312) 243-8047. 58th Annual Presentation of Handel’s Messiah, Sun., Dec. 11 at 3...

...Year’s Eve watchnight service, Sat., Dec, 31, 10 p.m. Greater Bethlehem Baptist Church, 2400 W. Warren Blvd., (312) 733-6832. Sun., Dec. 18, adult choir, candlelight musical at 3 p.m. Sun...

Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church, 2151 W. Washington Blvd., (312) 738-0053, www.metropolitanmbc.tripod.com. Regular Sunday worship at 11 a.m. St...

...tripod.com. Regular Sunday worship at 11 a.m. St. Malachy and Precious Blood Church, 2248 W. Washington Blvd., (312) 733-1068. Our Lady of Guadalupe Novena, from Friday, Dec. 2, through Saturday, Dec...

First United Methodist Church, Chicago Temple, 77 W. Washington St., (312) 236-4548, www.chicagotemple.org. Call for information.

Fourth Chicago Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut St., (312) 787-4570, www.fourthchurch.org. Sun., Dec. 4, 8 9:30 and 11 a...

Grace Episcopal Church, 637 S. Dearborn St., (312) 922-1426, www.gracechicago.org. Wed., Dec 21 Blue Christmas Service at 7 p...

Loop Christian Ministries, Daystar School building, 1550 S. State St., (312) 427-7962, www.loopchurch.org. Worship Sundays at 9 a.m.

Old St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1500 S. Michigan Ave., (312) 922-3444, www.oldstmarys.com. Wed., Dec. 7, Taizé prayer service at 7 p...

Old St. Patrick’s Church, 700 W. Adams St., (312) 648-1021, www.oldstpats.org. Fri., Dec. 2 and Sat., Dec. 3, 7 p...

Park Community Church, 1347 S. State St., (312)-361-0500, www.parkcommunitychurch.org/nearsouth. Christmas service, Sun., Dec. 25, at 9:30 a.m. and New Year’s service on Sun., Jan. 1, at 9:30 a.m.

St. James Catholic Church, 2942 S. Wabash Ave., (312) 842- 1919, www.stjameswabash.org. Friday, Dec. 2, Eucharistic adoration, 7 p.m. Sat., Dec. 3, tree trimming party at the rectory, 6:30 p.m. Call for information on services.

St. Peter’s Church in the Loop (Roman Catholic), 110 W. Madison St., (312) 372-5111. Thurs., Dec. 8: Feast of Immaculate Conception, holy day of obligation, Masses...

Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan Avenue, (312) 225-4951, www.2ndpresbyterian.org.

Andrew Jackson Language Academy, 1340 W. Harrison St., (773) 534-7000, www.andrewjackson.cps.edu. Fri., Dec. 23, holiday assembly at 1 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.

Bridgeport Catholic Academy, 3700 S. Lowe Ave., (312) 326-1130. The school will host its annual Breakfast with Santa on Sun., Dec. 11, call for tickets and exact time.

The National Shrine of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, 2520 N. Lakeview Ave., (773) 360-5115, www.cabrinishrinechicago.com. Thurs. Dec. 8., Feast of the Immaculate Conception will...

...com. Thurs. Dec. 8., Feast of the Immaculate Conception will be held at St. Clement, 642 W. Deming, call church for Mass times. Sat., Dec 24: carols at 4 p.m., Mass at...

    Gazette Chicago " Community churches show you the true meaning of Christmas
    December 3, 2016 By Ivette Sandoval Chicago has a rich history of community churches and during the holiday season they celebrate our many cultural and religious traditions. They also come together to teach families the real meaning of Christmas.
    http://www.gazettechicago.com

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The best New Year's Eve events

Another 90s New Year's Eve Party Ring in 2017 with a 90s-themed dance party. Tickets include a one-hour open bar and a champagne toast at midnight. 9 PM-3 AM, Beauty Bar, 1444 W. Chicago, 312-226-8828, thebeautybar.com/home-chicago, $55.

Lottie's Pub The night features an open bar; a buffet of pizza, wings, and sliders; and a champagne toast at midnight. 8 PM-1 AM, Lottie's Pub, 1925 W. Cortland, 773-489-0738, lottiespub.com, $60-$75.

New Year's Psychic Eve Mentalist Sidney Friedman offers premonitions of what's to come in 2017 along with party favors, a raffle, and a champagne toast. 10:30 PM, Davenport's Piano Bar & Cabaret, 1383 N. Milwaukee, 773-278-1830, davenportspianobar.com, $49 plus two-drink minimum.

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...includes a live Latin orchestra, dancing, and a champagne toast. 3 PM-2 AM, Artango, 4767 N. Lincoln, 872-208-7441, $65-$85...

...Swing Gitan and a champagne toast at midnight. 5 and 8 PM, Band of Bohemia, 4710 N. Ravenswood, 773-271-4710, bandofbohemia.com, $75-$150...

Cafe des Architectes The French restaurant offers a five-course prix fixe meal to ring in the new year that includes hamachi crudo, black sea bass, and a blood orange mimosa. 5-11 PM, Cafe des Architectes, 20 E. Chestnut, 312-324-4000, cafedesarchitectes.com, $95.

Cheers to 2017! Before 7 PM, the Italian restaurant offers a $75 prix fixe menu, and after 7:30 PM a larger New Year's menu is available complete with a prosecco toast. Reservations required. Osteria Via Stato, 620 N. State, 312-642-8450, osteriaviastato.com, $75-$95.

Chez Moi Chef Dominique Tougne offers a special a la carte menu that includes foie gras terrine, bass en croute, and macaron brochette. Guests can also enjoy a champagne toast at midnight. Reservations required. Chez Moi, 2100 N. Halsted, 773-871-2100, chezmoichicago.com.

...and champagne specials at the bar until 3 AM. 4 PM-midnight, the Duck Inn, 2701 S. Eleanor, 312-724-8811, theduckinnchicago.com, $95...

...includes an open bar, party favors, and a champagne toast. 8 PM-1 AM, Frontier, 1072 N. Milwaukee, 773-772-4322, thefrontierchicago.com, $85...

Geja's Cafe The fondue restaurant hosts three seatings of its four-course prix fixe dinner, which includes a flaming chocolate dessert fondue and champagne. Sat 12/31: 5, 7:30, and 10 PM, Geja's Cafe, 340 W. Armitage, 773-281-9101, gejascafe.com, $90-$125.

Menu di Capo D'Anno Chef Luca Corazzina's Italian four-course prix fixe menu features spinach souffle, crabmeat ravioli, herb-crusted rack of lamb, and more. Optional wine pairing for $35. 312 Chicago, 136 N. LaSalle, 312-696-2420, 312chicago.com, $75.

...music plus champagne and a balloon drop at midnight. Reservations required. 4 PM-midnight, Carnivale, 702 W. Fulton, 312-850-5005, carnivalechicago.com...

Big Night Chicago Former Bachelorette contestant Wells Adams hosts this party, which features live music, a burlesque performance, a mock casino, an open bar, and a dinner buffet. 9 PM-1:30 AM, Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe, 312-726-7500, bignightchicago.com, $125.

...1930s Chicago to the future, and a champagne toast. 8 PM-3 AM, the Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. West, 312-801-2100, thepartynoire.com, $55-$100...

Brew Year's Eve Ten local breweries—including Half Acre, Pipeworks, and Solemn Oath—offer up more than 20 beers along with hors d'oeuvres, live music, and a late-night pizza buffet. 8 PM-1 AM, Salvage One, 1840 W. Hubbard, 312-733-0098, brewyearseve.com, $135, $50 for designated drivers.

...champagne toast, and plenty of ping-pong, of course. 8 PM-2 AM, Spin Chicago, 344 N. State, 773-635-9999, chicago.wearespin.com, $75-$125...

Duffy's New Year's Eve Party The bar hosts a buffet dinner and open bar. 8 PM-2:30 AM, Duffy's, 420 W. Diversey, 773-549-9090, bar1events.com/index.php?BarID=2, $60.

Goat Down Tonight The diner turns into a 70s disco for NYE with unlimited food and drink, DJs, and, of course, a dance party. 8:30 PM-1 AM, Little Goat Diner, 820 W. Randolph, 312-888-3455, littlegoatchicago.com, $125.

Haymarket Eve Tickets include a menu of the brewery's handmade sandwiches and sausages, five pints of the house beers, a late-night pizza buffet, and a midnight toast. 8 PM-1 AM, Haymarket Pub & Brewery, 737 W. Randolph, 312-638-0700, haymarketbrewing.com, $65.

Interstellar A space-themed celebration featuring music from Garrett David, DjHeather, Jeff Derringer, Justin Long, Olin, and more, plus an art installation by Nate Love and four drink tickets with VIP admission. 9 PM-5 AM, Smart Bar, 3730 N. Clark, 773-549-4140, smartbarchicago.com, $35-$60.

Nellcôte A party featuring passed bites from Nellcôte's menu, party favors, an open bar, and a midnight toast. 9 PM-1:30 AM, Nellcôte, 833 W. Randolph, 312-432-0500, nellcoterestaurant.com, $105-$115.

New Year's Eve at ZooLights The zoo offers festive hats, horns, and party favors to all who walk through the luminous display tonight. 4:30-9 PM, Lincoln Park Zoo, 2200 N. Cannon, 312-742-2000, lpzoo.org.  F

...view of Navy Pier's midnight fireworks. 9:30 PM-12:30 AM, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand, 312-595-7437, spiritcruises.com, $159.90...

New Year's Eve Gala Kiss FM's black-tie party features music from the station's DJs, an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, a casino room, and a confetti storm with a champagne toast at midnight. 9 PM-2 AM, Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan, 312-922-4400, chicagonye.com, $125-$155.

...Attire from the 1920s to the 1940s is encouraged. 9 PM-3 AM, Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway, 773-867-1946, uptownunderground.net, $100-$125...

New Year's Eve Soiree Dance into 2016 with music from local cover band Stache, party favors, an open bar, a pasta buffet, and a champagne toast. 9 PM-2 AM, JW Marriott, 151 W. Adams, chicagonewyearsparty.com, $125-$145.

Noon Year's Eve The nature museum hosts a family-friendly celebration featuring make-your-own eco-friendly party favors, games, a dance party, and an apple juice toast. 11 AM-3 PM, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon, 773-755-5100, naturemuseum.org, $25, $10 for children 2-18.

NYE Cocktail Party This celebration features an open bar, an hors d'oeuvres buffet, party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight. 9 PM-1 AM, State Restaurant, 935 W. Webster, 773-975-8030, state-chicago.com, $75.

NYE Patio Bash The bar heats up its patio for an outdoor party featuring a taco buffet, an open bar, party favors, and a midnight toast. 8 PM-3 AM, D.S. Tequila Company, 3352 N. Halsted, 773-697-9127, dstequila.com, $85, $75 in advance.

Old Town Social Tickets include hors d'oeuvres, party favors, an open bar, and a midnight toast. 9 PM-1:30 AM, Old Town Social, 455 W. North, 312-266-2277, oldtownsocial.com, $90-$100.

...bar, appetizers, a dessert station, and party favors. 9 PM-2 AM, Untitled Supper Club, 111 W. Kinzie, 312-880-1511, untitledchicago.com, $100-$175...

Under the Sea The mermaid-themed celebration features hors d'oeuvres and a champagne toast at midnight. 8 PM-3 AM, Roscoe's Tavern, 3356 N. Halsted, 773-281-3355, roscoes.com, $30-$50.

Waveland Bowl New Year's Eve Party This family-friendly party includes two hours of cosmic bowling, a pizza buffet, party favors, and a sparkling cider toast. 6-8 PM, Waveland Bowl, 3700 N. Western, 773-472-5900, wavelandbowl.com, $30.

WBEZ New Year's Eve Admission to this NYE party includes an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, stories from the Moth, bowling and bocce ball games, and a dance party with tunes from DJ Ayana Contreras. 8 PM-12:30 AM, Pinstripes, 435 E. Illinois, 312-527-3010, $145.

Countdown Comedy Bash Stand-ups Tim McLaughlin and Marty DeRosa ring in the New Year with other local comics. Admission includes a midnight champagne toast. 10:30 PM, Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway, 773-327-3175, laughfactory.com, $40 plus two-drink minimum.

...ends with a dance party and champagne toast at midnight. 8 PM-1 AM, Cornservatory, 4210 N. Lincoln, 773-650-1331, cornservatory.org, $75, $120 per couple...

NYE Comedy Jam V103 hosts a night of stand-up from Nephew Tommy, Bill Bellamy, Capone, and Melanie Comarcho. 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State, 312-462-6300, thechicagotheatre.com, $59-$125.

Tony n' Tina's Wedding The New Year's Eve performance of this interactive comedy features an Italian buffet dinner, an 80s wedding reception dance party, and a champagne toast. 5 and 9 PM, Chicago Theater Works, 1113 W. Belmont, wegottabingo.com, $75-$85.

...typewritten-on-demand poetry, plus a champagne toast at midnight. 9:30 PM, Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland, 773-275-5255, neofuturists.org, $50...

...favors, and a champagne toast at midnight. 8 PM-2 AM, Under the Gun Theater, 956 W. Newport, 773-270-3440, undertheguntheater.com, $60...

    The best New Year's Eve events
    Some thought 2016 would never end, but somehow we made it through. Whether you want to drink to forget or celebrate what's to come, we've got you covered. Some of our top New Year's Eve picks are below, with an ever-updating list here.
    http://www.chicagoreader.com

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