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Updated 7 hours ago

CVS on Pulaski/Wilson closes Saturday

they've already gotten most of the stuff out. Hooray for yet another empty building on Pulaski between Montrose and Lawrence, /s

  • S. Tonk Albany Pk Resident

    That store was awful. Hope something replaces it soon. A gym would be nice.

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    Wait till sears closes, then another problem will start

  • What is awful is that the people and pharmacy staff who worked there were really nice and as of last week had no idea if they would even have jobs when the store closed. A store closing is not a cause for joy. The store needed more attention to attract more customers. Many of us didn't think it was awful at all. People made it a good and also convenient place.

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Mar 17

Updated 10 hours ago

Mar. 17, 2017 Update

Tue., Mar 21, 11 am, 17th District Police Station, 4650 N. Pulaski. Seniors are invited to meet officers during aSenior Citizens’ Meeting. Free.

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The new series will launch this Saturday, March 18, from 2-4 PM at the Jefferson Park Branch Library, 5363 W. Lawrence.

The Planning Commission unanimously voted in favor of a self storage unit facility at 5150 N. Northwest Highway on Thursday. The mixed-income housing proposal on the southern parcel of the property was not discussed at the hearing; it will be heard at a later date.

The Hitch Elementary PTA is hosting their annual fundraiser, The Main Event, at Lido Banquets, 5504 N. Milwaukee, from 6 PM to 11 PM on Friday, March 24.

Learn about different career opportunities at O’Hare International Airport during a Chicago Department of Aviation community career fair. The career fair will be on Thursday, March 23, from 9 am to 1 pm at Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett.

Volunteers will meet on the morning of Saturday, April 1, at 9 am at 4041 N. Milwaukee for coffee, donuts, and supplies before hitting the neighborhood. Volunteers will clean up until about noon before heading to an art dedication ceremony.

This year’s event will be on Wednesday, April 5, from 6-9 PM at Old Irving Brewing, 4419 W. Montrose. Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased online.

The winner of the raffle will receive 2 three-day VIP tickets to the Chicago concert on July 14-16 at Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph.

All participants must submit their entries by 4 pm on Thursday, April 6. Entries must be mailed to COUNTRY Financial Reusable Bag Contest, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., Chicago, IL 60602.

Olive’s Neighborhood Garden for the Hungry is hosting its annual fundraiser from 3 PM to 6 PM on Saturday, April 1, at Rabbit’s Bar & Grill, 4945 W. Foster.

Liberty Tax Service, 4900 W. Irving Park, as again partnered with the Irving Park Community Food Pantry, 3801 N. Keeler. For every...

...Service, 4900 W. Irving Park, as again partnered with the Irving Park Community Food Pantry, 3801 N. Keeler. For every $20 contribution a client makes to the Irving Park Community Food Pantry during...

...an application. The 8-week course will be held at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon, from 6:15-8:45 PM on Thursdays, April 27 thru June 15. A $125...

CSBI is hosting a free Job Readiness Workshop where prospective applicants can learn more about the organization and the six-week internship program. The workshop will be from 10 AM to noon on Saturday, March 18, at City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle.

In the fall of 2016, the event sold out at Community Tavern. This time around, the Filament Theatre will partner with Fannies Cafe, 5044 W. Montrose, to offer audiences this unique experience.

We’re at 4754 N. Milwaukee. We’re open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 9 am – 6 pm; Tuesdays, 9 am – 7 pm; Fridays, 9 am – 4 pm; and Saturdays, 10 am – 2 pm.

Sat., Mar 18, 10 am-2 pm, Arturo Velasquez Institute, 2800 S. Western. Listen to keynote speaker Laura Gutierrez Ramos of Nuevo Leon Restaurant, receive free assistance from...

Sat., Mar 18, 11 am-2 pm, Dunham Park Fieldhouse, 4638 N. Melvina. Spring is gearing up, which means it’s time for baseball. Join Dunham Park for aBaseball and Softball Equipment Swap & Sale to get your kid ready for the season.Cost of purchases.

Sat., Mar 18, 6 pm,St. Robert Bellarmine, 4646 N. Austin, Eastwood Entrance.Join neighbors and congregation members for aSpaghetti Dinner.$5/kids 5 and under, $7/6 and older.

Sat., Mar 18, 7 pm,The Patio Theater, 6008 W. Irving Park.The non-profitPatrick Lives On is hosting a Film Festival for Charity to raise awareness about gun violence. Tickets: online. $20.

Sun., Mar 19, 12:30 pm, St. Francis Borgia Deaf Center, 8025 W. Addison. Learn abou the recent changes to immigration policy and how the laws are enforced during an Immigrant Update Workshop. Registration required: email organizers or call 773-282-8445. Free.

Sun., Mar 19, 3 pm, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner. The St. John Concert Series presents Mio Nakamura. Free.

Mon., Mar 20, 7:30 pm, Farlow’s Playroom, 4222 N. Milwaukee. Meet neighbors and discuss ways to become more involved in your community during the Portage...

Tue., Mar 21, 8 am, LYDIA Home, 4300 W. Irving Park.Meet other businesses, listen to guest speakers, and enjoy a complimentary breakfast at thePortage Park Chamber of Commerce Monthly Networking Meeting. Registration required: email organizers. Free.

Tue., Mar 21, 12-1 pm, Eden United Church of Christ, 5051 W. Gunnison. Rev. Jacki Belile, a certified life coach on staff at the church, will lead a...

Tue., Mar 21, 7 pm, Latvian Community Center, 4146 N. Elston. Meet neighbors and get involved in your community during aWest Walker Civic Association meeting.Free.

Wed., Mar 22, 11 am-2 pm, 2102 W. Ogden, Room 1. The Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities presents a Discussion about Fire Safety and Tenants Rights. Register & more info:online. Free. 

Thur., Mar 23, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005.Learn how to protect your finances and identity, learn the laws and regulations...

Fri., Mar 24, 10 am-12 pm, 16th District Parking Garage, 5151 N. Milwaukee. The 16th District police station is hosting a Free Child Car Seat Check. Make sure your child is safe and secure when you’re on the road. More info: 312-742-4521.Free.

Sat., Mar 25, 9:30 am,Austin-Irving Library, 6100 W. Irving Park.Mary Joyce-Cahill will speak on natural bug repellent during the Portage Park Garden Club...

Sat., Mar 25, 6:30 pm-Midnight, 4447 N. Lowell. Win great prizes during this luau themed Big Red Auction for St. Edwards. Cost of purchases. 

Tue., Mar 28, 7 pm, Rosedale Park, 6312 W. Rosedale.Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during the Gladstone Park Neighborhood Association monthly meeting. Free.

Wed., Mar 29, 7 pm,Basement Auditorium of the Congregational Church, 5320 W. Giddings. Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during the Jefferson Park Neighborhood Association monthly meeting. Free.

Sat., Apr 2, 10 am-2 pm, Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence.  The Jefferson Park Sunday Market continues theirWinter Market in the annex space at the Copernicus Center. There will even be a cash bar to make those brunches a little more interesting. Cost of purchases. 

Tue., Apr 4, 7 pm,Independence Park Bungalow, 3945 N. Springfield. Join neighbors to learn how you can participate in supporting your community during aGIPNA Board Meeting. Free.

Sat., Apr 2, 8 pm,Hamburger Mary’s, 5400 N. Clark. Join Chicago Canine Rescue for theirHambingo Mary’scharity event. Raise life-saving funds for shelter pups while playing to win great prizes. Velicity Metropolis hosts.Cost of purchases and donations. 

Sat., Apr 8, 2-7 pm,Rex Tavern, 4933 N. Milwaukee. Back by popular demand, Jefferson Park Forward will be hosting its second annual JPF Pub...

Wed., Apr 26, 7 pm, Portage Park Senior Center, 4100 N. Long.Learn what you can do about crime during the 1624 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 16th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free. 

Thur., Apr 27, 7 pm, St. Bartholomew Church, Kreuger Hall, 4910 W. Addison.Learn what you can do about crime during the 1634 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 16th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

Sat., Apr 29, 9 am-12 pm, Byron & Lawndale, Gather with neighbors and help beautify your community during the Annual GIPNA Alley Clean-Up. Free.

    Mar. 17, 2017 Update
    Dear Neighbor, The Jefferson Park Branch Library, in collaboration with Pan y Rosas Disco, is launching a new Library Experimental series. This new series focuses on Chicago's experimental musicians. The first show will feature text and tuba action with Nathanael Jones and Beth McDonald, as well as cello experiments with Sarah Ritch.
    http://ward45.org

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These nearby schools are looking for financial help on DonorsChoose.org:

  • Relaxing and Reading Is Our Goal

    Ms. Koehler is asking for $249.66:
    My students need chairs to sit comfortably when they read.
    Newton Bateman Elementary School Comment
  • Calm and Cozy Corner: No More Time Out!

    Ms. Wheatley-Koentopp is asking for $545.47:
    My students need a calm and cozy area to settle down. I would like to provide these calming manipulatives along with a cozy corner hide away for students who need to take a break.
    Haugan Elementary School Comment
  • Active Seating Yields Energetic Learning

    Ms. Barbour is asking for $556.42:
    My students need various active seating and standing choices to help them focus on their work throughout the entire day.
    North River Elementary School Comment

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Gardening

I know officially it's supposed to be May-ish but I think I'm going to start with the root vegetables. Is anyone else starting?

By the way, new owners at farmers market garden supply. Nice ladies too, help support small businesses.

  • Some great ideas. Thanks.

  • I went with a raised bed since the former owner had a dog and didn't pick up after it. I read that it takes a few years for those unnatural organisms to break down. I know that Chicago ground can often have a lot of lead. With that being said,...

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    I went with a raised bed since the former owner had a dog and didn't pick up after it. I read that it takes a few years for those unnatural organisms to break down. I know that Chicago ground can often have a lot of lead. With that being said, in a few years I still may expand and plant directly into the ground. Last year, the bunnies ate at my seedlings, but once they got growing they grew like crazy and I had no issues. I'm going to put carrots in this weekend. It's my favorite time of year!

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hair dresser

any recommendations for hair dresser? thanks in advance.

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  • Read and Write All About It!

    Ms. Wheatley-Koentopp is asking for $590.53:
    My students need tools such as a story telling kit, a writing center and rhyming tubs to develop their reading and writing skills.
    Haugan Elementary School Comment

Jul 12

Updated 43 hours ago

Recommendations on Landscapers?

Hi Everyone - I moved into the neighborhood late last year and have a number of outdoor landscaping projects I'd like to tackle over the next few months. Specifically I'm looking for recommendations on landscapers who can add some decorative retaining walls and brick pavers. I'd be grateful for ideas/suggestions!

  • herd herd

    Also looking for recommendations for bulk mulch delivery.

  • The city has free mulch from Christmas trees.

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Massive tunnel project will help flood-weary North Side residents

4800-4899 N. Monticello Ave.

    Massive tunnel project will help flood-weary North Side residents
    CHICAGO -- Relief is on the way for some Chicago residents who have had their homes damaged by major flooding over the last decade. The city is currently building a huge tunnel 150 feet below the Albany Park neighborhood to divert storm water.
    http://wgntv.com

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

McDonalds on Irving and Central Park

Anyone have the 411 on what's going on? It's all blocked and there are helicopters buzzing around..
That's been a fairly busy intersection this past year.

  • Ellen K. From the far NW side and now back.

    So we never found out? Some great reporting out there DNA, WGN, WLS, WMAQ, WBBM, WFLD, CLTV.

    So glad they all have all the latest gadgets and so many vans, trucks, and helicopters to get us the news.

  • there was a fire above El Lano

2 days ago

67-year-old woman missing from Albany Park

Nurit Getahun was last seen at 9 a.m. Thursday in the 4600 block of North Avers, Chicago Police in a missing person alert.

    67-year-old woman missing from Albany Park
    A 67-year-old woman was reported missing on Thursday afternoon from the Albany Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side. Nurit Getahun was last seen at 9 a.m. Thursday in the 4600 block of North Avers, Chicago Police in a missing person alert. Getahun is new to the United States and only speaks Ethiopian, police said.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

2 days ago

Revitalized Arun's Reopens: Check Out Some Of The Prettiest Plates In Town

As reported by Chicago magazine in 2016, Arun's, 4156 N. Kedzie Ave., was originally slated to close for good, but Sampanthavivat brought a new investor on board instead and has spent the past two months retooling the restaurant's menu.

    Revitalized Arun's Reopens: Check Out Some Of The Prettiest Plates In Town
    ALBANY PARK - Chef Arun Sampanthavivat has reopened his namesake Thai restaurant after shuttering briefly at the beginning of the year to refresh the 32-year-old fine dining destination. As reported by Chicago magazine in 2016, Arun's, 4156 N.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

2 days ago

Anyone have empty boxes?

Hey y'all. I'm moving in a month or so and want to get a headstart. Anyone have boxes they want off their hands? Let me know!

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