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Is anyone thinking about moving out of Chicago?

Looking at moving to Colorado. Just interested if anyone else is planning on moving out of the city? Wanting beautiful scenery and more sunny days. :-)

  • will definitely be leaving. 36 months is my goal

  • No. From NYC and know that my taxes are low. Why would I move into fly over country that sucks? If you wanna leave the go. take your spawn with you and leave us that travel and know what the real world is about alone. Thanks indvance.

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Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo to the a...

Is This Your Lost Dog? #NorthChicago #IL (Sheridan & Broadway) Female Chihuahua mix.Tan/White Call 608-520-5142 Email Henkealaska@gmail.com to identify...


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Hell in a Handbag Productions presents Lady X - A Musical

...the headlines of yesteryear, playing from April 21 — June 10, 2017 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago. Single tickets and season subscriptions are currently available at www.handbagproductions.org or...

    Hell in a Handbag Productions presents Lady X - A Musical - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times
    CHICAGO, IL ( March 22, 2017 ) - Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to open its 15th season with the world premiere of Lady X - A Musical, a shocking exposé ripped from the headlines of yesteryear, playing from April 21 - June 10, 2017 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N.
    http://www.windycitymediagroup.com

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Found Cat

Grey and white cat (maybe a kitten?) found the evening of March 23rd, on Ardmore just south of Clark in Edgewater neighborhood. We took the cat to the vet to see if it had a chip, but no luck.

Call Clare at 773-242-9228 if you think you know this cat!

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Mar. 17, 2017 Update

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. 

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

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 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.
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Weekly Update from Your Alderman – March 24, 2017

...Root opens Wednesday, April 12, at The Frontier, a storefront theatre managed by Jackalope, at 1106 W. Thorndale...

My office will host a Teen Job Drive at the Edgewater Library, 6000 N. Broadway, on Monday, April 24, 3:30pm. Please encourage teens and young adults in your life...

...works showcasing the alleys of our community. There is an opening reception tonight at Scout, 5221 N. Clark St., from 6 – 9pm. Tomorrow the Edgewater Beach Apartments, 5555 N. Broadway, is hosting their second...

...tonight at Scout, 5221 N. Clark St., from 6 – 9pm. Tomorrow the Edgewater Beach Apartments, 5555 N. Broadway, is hosting their second annual art fair from 10:30am – 3:30pm in the soda...

...Art Fair this Saturday, March 25, from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm at 5555 N Sheridan in the former Anna Held Storefront (corner of Bryn Mawr and Sheridan). The public is...

...3:30 pm at 5555 N Sheridan in the former Anna Held Storefront (corner of Bryn Mawr and Sheridan). The public is invited and admission is free. Painting, photography, and jewelry will be featured...

Pleasant Home Foundation of Oak Park is hosting a tour of the historic Colvin House, 5940 N. Sheridan, designed by George W. Maher. The program will continue on a walk down Sheridan Road...

...the first meeting held at the newly identified alternate site at Engine 70 Fire House, 6030 N. Clark. The guest speaker will be Berenice Martinez, an Illinois Attorney General Office Community Outreach Liaison...

...30 – 9pm. The event will be hosted by pH Comedy Theater at Mary’s Attic, 5400 N. Clark. Tickets are $25 and include food from Hamburger Mary’s, one drink ticket per guest...

...a grassroots, volunteer organization based in the Edgewater Satellite Senior Center at the Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway, that will serve as a free resource to connect older adults with neighborhood services, social...

Oak Street Health Events Oak Street Health, 1541 W. Devon, offers a full calendar of community events for seniors. A few highlights for March:

Unity Lutheran Church, 1212 W. Balmoral

1465 W. Balmoral Ave. #2

Aartwerk Studio, 1141 W. Granville

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Flats Studio, 1140 W. Wilson Ave.

...neighborhood architecture. The lecture begin at 7pm on Tuesday, April 5 at the Pleasant Home, 217 Home Ave, Oak Park...

...outside bags. The Bake Sale will be held in the lobby of the 20th District, 5400 N. Lincoln, and the proceeds will benefit youth activities...

...Communities.” The presentation will be hosted at Swedish Covenant Hospital’s Anderson Pavilion, located at 2751 W. Winona, on Thursday, April 27, beginning at 6:30pm. Click here for more information...

Please join the Circuit Court of Cook County Elder Justice Center (CCEJC) for the following senior enrichment seminar to be held from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, Courtroom 2005, Chicago, Illinois, on the date indicated below:

...of the house buying process. The exposition will be held at UIC Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted, on the 3rd Floor in Illinois Room A. Admission is free, but pre-registration is...

The Ivy Room, 12 E Ohio

Chicago Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln Ave

    Weekly Update from Your Alderman - March 24, 2017
    Last week we shared a video highlighting Senn High School and my ongoing partnership with the school. This week, Senn Principal Mary Beck saw her Freshman enrollment numbers for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. Senn will welcome 248 freshmen, up from this year's number of 215.
    http://48thward.org

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Chicago's big weekend of horror festivals, screenings, plays and more

...in order to help save the planet. Directed by Tiffany Keane Schaefer. Tickets. Berger Park, 6205 N. Sheridan, Chicago, IL 60660...

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...primal, romantic, brutal, funny, and incredibly cool. (Rest in peace, Bill Paxton.) Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613...

...meet fans, and will be signing both autographs ($10) and photos ($20). Hollywood Palms Cinema, 352 South Route 59, Naperville, IL 60540...

BLACK SWAN - (March 24th-27th at 11pm) Darren Aronofsky's thrilling tale of a dancer gone mad has a 3-day run at the Logan! (GET OUT is another great horror choice screening at this venue. Recommended!) Logan Theatre, 2646 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647.

...This presentation is part of the Chicago European Union Film Festival. Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60601...

NOCTURNE / THE NEON DEAD - (Friday 7pm) Free, BYOB event. Nocturne trailer. Bucket O' Blood Books & Records, 3182 N. Elston, Chicago, IL 60618.

...pre-sale or $15 at the door. All ages! Brew & View at the Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield, Chicago, IL. Click for TICKETS...

“Satanic Panic: An Evening of Paranoia and Power” live entertainment will commence Friday night at 112 S. Michigan.

...understood and reinterpreted by both artists and musicians in Ghana. Refreshments & snacks served. Shiva Shack, 1942 N. Leavitt, Chicago, IL 60647...

...Nighy (Love, Actually). All ages. Museum hours: 9:30am-4:00pm. Omnimax Theater, Lower level, 5700 Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60637...

Trapped in a Room with a Zombie - Room Escape adventures where guests must figure out clues and puzzles to escape a room they share with a snarling, chained-up zombie. Ages 14+ or must have parent. Fine Arts Building, 408 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL 60605.

...directed by Elly Green. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8pm; Sundays at 3pm. The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622. $25. TICKETS...

...the story is told through singing and plenty of hits from the eighties. Greenhouse Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614. Tickets $15...

...to choose violence themselves. Doc Films, Max Palevsky Cinema, Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th St., Chicago, IL 60637...

    Chicago's Big Weekend of Horror Festivals, Screenings, Plays, and More
    Get ready, Chicago horror & sci-fi fans! This weekend is a beast in the land of genre entertainment. Multiple festivals, conventions, an impressive selection of films (outside the mainstream spectrum), and a massive amount of celebrities to meet. Film-wise, take your pick with stories about vampires, cannibals, zombies, zombie hunters, angry bikers, vampire killers, crazed...
    http://www.chicagonow.com

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Just moved to 5800 block of N Kenmore - safety concerns?

Hi, I just moved to an apt near Kenmore/Ardmore intersection less than a week ago, and had generally heard only positive things about Edgewater from people. However, I just found out that something called 'Winthrop-Kenmore corridor' exists and it's pretty scary to read about all the crimes that have happened in this specific area, not to mention the shooting that happened on Broadway last weekend.
I will obviously take general safety precautions (i.e. not walking alone late at not if...

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Hi, I just moved to an apt near Kenmore/Ardmore intersection less than a week ago, and had generally heard only positive things about Edgewater from people. However, I just found out that something called 'Winthrop-Kenmore corridor' exists and it's pretty scary to read about all the crimes that have happened in this specific area, not to mention the shooting that happened on Broadway last weekend.
I will obviously take general safety precautions (i.e. not walking alone late at not if possible, being aware of my surroundings, etc. ) but as a 20 something year old woman living alone.. should I be worried about my safety? I'm sure there will be times when it's inevitable to walk home at a later time than ideal.

Would appreciate input from everyone, especially those who have lived/live in the 'corridor.' Thanks!

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David Leggett at Shane Campbell Gallery, Kweku Collins, and more things to do in Chicago this weekend

Sun 3/26: Drag queen bingo caller Velicity Metropolis hosts the Chicago Zine Fest Bingo Fundraiser at Hamburger Mary's (5400 N. Clark). Admission includes one bingo card. 8-11 PM

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...Aron Packer at the Backroom: Scientific Art + Karaoke at the Chicago Athletic Association pop-up (12 S. Michigan). Karaoke with Lumpen Radio follows. 5 PM-midnight

...Lefty Out There—and Tubs participate in a live painting collaboration at Fulton Market Kitchen (311 N. Sangamon). Afterward, there's a silent auction for the finished works, with proceeds benefiting Chicago arts...

...a showcase of its artists—including Kweku Collins, Westerx, and Kipp Stone—tonight at Metro (3730 N. Clark). Leor Galil writes, "It's long fostered a home for its artists, who are united...

Sat 3/25: Michael DeForge stops by Quimby's (1854 W. North) to read from his new comic, Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero, followed by a musical performance from Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz. 7 PM

Sat 3/25: Ramiro Lynch hosts iRiete Guey!, a Spanish-language variety show at Playground Theater (3209 N. Halsted) featuring music by Rai and stand-up from Edgar Mota, Noah Gutierrez, Soli Santos, and Rene Valdiviezo. 7 PM

Sat 3/25: The Midwest Access Coalition (MAC) hosts the MAC & Cheese Cook-Off at Second Unitarian Church (656 W. Barry), a fund-raiser featuring all-you-can-eat mac and cheese from local eateries like Mac Dynamite, Reggie's, and Q-Tine plus an open bar, a photo booth, and live music. 7-10 PM

3/25-5/6: Shane Campbell Gallery (2021 S. Wabash) presents "Their Funeral, Our Dance Floor," a collection of works by local artist David Leggett. (Check out his contribution to the Reader's Inauguration Issue.) Opening reception Sat 3/25, 1-3 PM.

Sun 3/26: The participatory art collective Lavender Menace Occupation invites guests to write on the bathroom walls of the Empty Bottle (1035 N. Western). There will also be live music and drinks. Noon-3 PM

    David Leggett at Shane Campbell Gallery, Kweku Collins, and more things to do in Chicago this weekend
    There's plenty to do this weekend. Here's some of what we recommend: Fri 3/24: Videographer Greg Mercer, artist Peggy Macnamara, and artist Stephanie Brown discuss the intersection of science and art with moderator Aron Packer at the Backroom: Scientific Art + Karaoke at the Chicago Athletic Association pop-up (12 S.
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Man Surrenders After SWAT Team Responds To Edgewater Home

A Chicago SWAT team was called to an Edgewater home after it was reported that a man with a gun was inside, according to area police. The situation happened around 6:15 p.m. Thursday evening. SWAT teams reported to the residence on the 5600 block of N. Magnolia Ave. between Ridge and Hollywood. The usually quiet residential […]

    Man Surrenders After SWAT Team Responds To Edgewater Home
    A Chicago SWAT team was called to an Edgewater home after it was reported that a man with a gun was inside, according to area police. The situation happened around 6:15 p.m. Thursday evening. SWAT teams reported to the residence on the 5600 block of N. Magnolia Ave. between Ridge and Hollywood.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

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Mar. 24, 2017 Update

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

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The event will take place on Saturday, March 25, from 6:30 PM to midnight in Buckley Hall, 4447 N. Lowell.

...as the winner of a city design competition for the new Independence Park Library at 4022 N. Elston. The design includes a library on the ground level with affordable housing above as part...

3223 W. Franklin Boulevard

6631 N. Bosworth Avenue

821 E. 103rd Street

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.

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.

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.

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.

...Prep Chicago website. The closest site for 45th Ward residents is at Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett. Their hours are...

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 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...

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

Fri., Mar 31, 7-9 pm, Dunham Park Main Gym, 4638 N. Melvina. Join family, friends, and neighbors for an evening full of fun. Dunham Park is hosting...

Sat., Apr 1, 8 am-12 pm, Eden United Church of Christ, 5051 W. Gunnison. Enjoy aPancake Breakfast and Silent Auction. Businesses may sponsor the event fro $25-$150 or...

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 a GIPNA Board Meeting. Free.

Thur., Apr 6, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005.Learn home fire safety tips, law-enforcement services, and tips on how to...

Thur., Apr 6, 6 pm,Revolution Brewing Tap Room, 3340 N. Kedzie.  Friends of Murphy is hosting a Revolution Murphy 2017 spring fundraising event. Tickets include two...

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...

Sat., Apr 22, 9 am-5 pm, Malcom X College, 1900 W. Jackson. Village Network is hosting a Chicago Housing Expo. This year’s theme is “Living Better at Home”. Learn more:online. Free.

Sun., Apr 23, 2 pm,Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding.The Irving Park Fine Arts Committee hosts its final 2016-2017 concert. Featuring the Carthage Faculty Trio. Reception to follow concert. More info: online.Free/Donations accepted. 

Wed., Apr 26, 7 pm, Portage Park Senior Center, 4100 N. Long.Learn what you can do about crime during the1624 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 the16th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4521.Free.

Sat., Apr 29, 8-10 am, Lido Banquets, 5504 N. Milwaukee. Alex Pirus, former NHL player for the Minnesota North Stars will be the guest speaker...

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. 24, 2017 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Grab your grass skirts, Hawaiian shirts, and leis for St. Edward School's annual Big Red Auction this weekend. This year's theme is Lei'd Back Luau. There will be plenty of dancing and mingling with great company. Attendees will have opportunities to win great prizes during a live and silent auction.
    http://ward45.org

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Barricade/Man-with-Gun Situation by Hollywood & Ridge

Anyone know what happened? I walked by there on my way home, cops said it would be on the news, but I can't find anything out about it now.

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1st City Buses Hit North Side 100 Years Ago — And They Were Double-Deckers

At 1 p.m. March 25, 1917, a double-decker bus full of Chicago's elite, including Mayor William "Big Bill" Thompson and Gov. Edward Dunne, embarked on the North Side's very first public bus road trip from Devon and Sheridan in Edgewater all the way downtown. 

    1st City Buses Hit North Side 100 Years Ago - And They Were Double-Deckers
    EDGEWATER - Last year the Chicago Transit Authority began introducing a series of throwback rail cars that harkened back to the operator's earliest days of hauling commuters across the city. The CTA began operating on Oct. 1, 1947, and archival film uncovered in recent years shows trains and buses from 1948-1970 traveling all over Chicago.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

  • The DNAInfo article is similar to a longer article on the Edgewater Historical Society website (from December). If you are interested in early public transportation in Edgewater (train, bus, streetcar, "L"), go to that article and then click "Transportation" in the menu on the left side - http://www.edgewaterhistory.org/ehs/local/chicago-motor-buscoach-company

  • P.S. The DNAInfo article made it sound like the first public transportation in Edgewater started in 1917. Although the first bus line was in 1917, trains to/from downtown Chicago stopped in Edgewater since the late 1850s, and there was a streetcar route downtown since the 1890s (but there was one transfer until 1906).

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James ‘Jim’ Roetheli was a State Street Santa for 35 Christmases

“I think that’s a first,” said funeral director Tim Harrington of Barr Funeral Home, 6222 N. Broadway, where the service was held Monday.

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After decades living in Edgewater, he and his wife Lennora, married since 1984, moved several years ago to the Zelda Ormes apartments, 116 W. Elm, McCarty said, where Mr. Roetheli sometimes had hallway “sword fights” with other cane-wielding residents. His wife died last year.

    James 'Jim' Roetheli was a State Street Santa for 35 Christmases
    You could say Jim Roetheli's memorial service was the last "Ho, ho, ho!" At the center of the parlor rested his walker, decorated with a North Pole sign. The mourners - some wearing red and green - spontaneously burst into "Santa Claus is Coming to Town."
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    What a wonderful person - he will be missed

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