Oct 18

Updated 5 hours ago

Oct. 14, 2016 Update

Sat., Oct 22, 10 am-2 pm,Salvation Army Harbor Light Corps Community Center, 825 N. Christiana. Renters and landlords are invited to attend the 13th Annual Rents Rights Expo. Learn about...

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...4 to 7 pm on Tuesday, October 18, at the Chicago Cultural Center located at 78 E. Washington Street. Space is limited, so make sure to RSVP today...

For the fifth year, the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee, will kick off the holiday season with the beloved tradition of The Filament Holiday Special...

...of the stars at the Grace Street entrance at the Irving Park United Methodist Church, 3801 N. Keeler. If you want to ensure someone is available to collect your donation, they can be...

Donations can also be dropped off at the ward office, located at 4754 N. Milwaukee, during business hours. The office hours are from 9 am to 6 pm Monday thru Thursday, 9 am to 4 pm Friday, and 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday.

3401 W. Foster, open Monday through Friday from 11 am to 6 pm and on Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm;

6100 W. Irving Park, open on Monday and Wednesday from noon to 7 pm, on Tuesday and Thursday from 10 am to 5 pm, and on Friday and Saturdayfrom 9 am to 4 pm; and

3160 N. Milwaukee, open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm and on Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm.

As of  Monday, October 10 through Sunday, October 23, people interested in voting early will need to do so at 15 W. Washington. Voters can cast their ballot at this location Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm and on Sundays from 10 am to 4 pm.

Starting on Monday, October 24 through Monday, November 7, early voting will be available at 15 W. Washington as well as at 50 ward sites. Early voting for the 45th Ward is at the 16th District Police Station, 5151 N. Milwaukee.

From 9 am to 5 pm on October 15 at Carl Schurz High School, 3601 N. Milwaukee;

From 9 am to 4 pm on October 15 and October 16 at the Jefferson Masonic Temple, 5418 W. Gale;

From 9 am to 4 pm on October 15, and from 9 am to 3 pm on October 15 at the Michell Kobelinski Theater at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence;

From 11 am to 5 pm on October 15 at the Muslim Community Center, 4380 N. Elston;

From 9 am to 4 pm on October 15 at Our Lady of Victory Church, 5212 W. Agatite;

From 10 am to 4 pm on October 15, and from 11 am to 4 pm on October 16 at the Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee.

Carlson Community Services is holding its annual trivia night on Saturday, October 15. The event will take place from 7 to 10 pm in the gymnasium at the Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4057 N. Harding.

Hitch Elementary School, 5625 N. McVicker, is raising money to better serve their native Spanish speaking students.

September 29 through November 20, The Gift Theatre, 4802 N. Milwaukee, will feature A Life Extra Ordinary.

Sat., Oct 15, 9 am-3 pm, St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, 4950 W. Addison. 30 vendors will be selling homemade and manufactured products during the Annual Craft Fair. Cash prizes and giveaways. Vendor space available. More info:email organizers. Free.

Sat., Oct 15, 9 am-6 pm,Eden United Church of Christ, 5051 W. Gunnison. Take a tour of the church’s sanctuary, gym, and meeting rooms. This will be the same day Open House Chicago tours the nearby Copernicus Center. More info:online or call 773-283-5557.Free.

Sat., Oct 15, 7:30 pm,Kernaghan Hall in St. Robert Bellarmine, 4646 N. Austin.Support the SRB Parents’ Association during a Bingo Blast event. Doors open at 6 pm. 21 and older. $20 pays for ALL 14 games. 12 cards each game.

Mon., Oct 17, 7-8 pm, 17th Police District Community Room, 4650 N. Pulaski. Learn what resources are in your neighborhood, learn about crime in your area and prevention...

Tues., Oct 18, 7 pm, Latvian Community Center, 4146 N. Elston. Join neighbors for theWest Walker Civic Association General Meeting. Free.

Wed., Oct 19, 3-4:30 pm, City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, Room 805.Learn how to create messages with impact during aCompelling Communications – Master your Message seminar.Free. 

Wed., Oct 19, 6:30-8 pm, Branch Community Church, 6125 W. Foster. Boys and girls attending kindergarten through 5th grade are welcome to joinAWANA Clubs every Wednesday. Free.

Wed., Oct 19, 7 pm,Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield. Join community members for the Independence Park Advisory Council’s monthly meeting. Free.

Thur., Oct 20, 5:15-8 pm,Harry’s on Elston, 5943 N. Elston. Meet friendly neighbors and enjoy some great pizza and beverages during Gladstone Park Neighborhood Association’s Thirsty Third Thursdays. Free.

Thur., Oct 20, 7 pm, Fannie’s Bakery, 5044 W. Montrose.Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during the Jefferson Park Forward monthly meeting. Agenda and more info online.Free.

Thur., Oct 20, 7-10 pm, St. Viator Recreation Center, 2nd Floor, 3644 N. Kedvale. Get in the Halloween spirit during St. Viatior’s Stairway to Insanity Haunted House. Intended for PG audiences. $10.

Sat., Oct 22, 1-3 pm, Roberts Square Park, 5200 W. Argyle.Pets and families (with or without costumes) are invited to attend Halloween Fest. Some snacks for all will be provided. Sponsored by the Roberts Square Advisory Council. Free.

Sat., Oct 22, 2 pm, Irving Park Lutheran Church, Victory Hall, 3938 W. Belle Plaine. The Independence Branch Library is hosting a Scary Stories and Spooky Stuff Halloween Party. Ages four and up. More info:online. Free.

Sat., Oct 22, 10 am-4 pm, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner. Local fair features crafts and merchandise handmade by local artisans during the 3rd annual Maker...

Sun., Oct 23, 9:30 am-1:30 pm, Jefferson Memorial Park, 4822 N. Long. Support locally grown food and other local vendors during the Jefferson Park Sunday Market. Free. 

Tues., Oct 25, 7 pm, Rosedale Park, 6312 W. Rosedale. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during theGladstone Park Neighborhood Association monthly meeting.Free.

Wed., Oct 26, 7 pm, Basement Auditorium of Congregational Church, 5320 W. Giddings. Join neighbors for the monthlyJefferson Park Neighborhood Association meeting. Irene Flebbe from the Forest Preserves of Cook County will be the guest speaker. She will discuss how to winterize your garden. Free.

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

Thur., Oct 27, 7 pm, St. Bartholomew Church, Kreuger Hall, 4910 W. Addison. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1634 beat CAPS meeting. Find your beat at the16th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

Fri., Oct 28, 10 am-2 pm,Central Plaza Residential Home, 321 N. Central. Are you looking for a new job? Central Plaza Home is hosting their 3rd annual...

Wed., Nov 9, 7 pm, Athletic Park, 3546 W. Addison. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1732-1733 Beat CAPS meeting. Find your beat at 17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Tues., Nov 15, 5:30-8:30 pm,Lagunitas Brewing Company, 2607 W. 17th Street. The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation hosts theirOperation Santa Fundraiser. This will allow the CPMF to...

Sat., Nov 19, 4-7 pm,Independence Tap, 3932 W. Irving Park. GIPNA is hosting itsfourth annual Wine & Cheese Party. Wine, beer, food, raffles, auctions, and neighbors...

Tues., Nov 29, 7 pm, Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1731 Beat CAPS meeting. Find your beat at 17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

    Oct. 14, 2016 Update
    Dear Neighbor, I hope you'll join me in congratulating our Chicago Cubs on their victory in the National League Division Series. With their skill, and a little luck, we'll get to continue watching exciting baseball for weeks to come. Go Cubs! The Chicago Board of Elections is still looking for judges to staff the elections.
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  • Alderman Arena please cease and desist polluting the 30th ward with the 45th ward taxpayer funded newsletter. It is obvious u r using it for your own selfish agenda to push your lame name recognition. Sad. Alderman Reboyras does not appreciate it.

  • Elle C McPherson model citizen

    Ditto!

Nov 22

Updated 9 hours ago

Lost Cat Orange Tabby

We are looking for Momma Kitty of Division and Spaulding, Humboldt Park. She was taken by neighborhood kids and traded. She could be anywhere now. She is chipped, tagged, fixed. She may not have a collar anymore. She is orange with a white belly, has a white swirl on her face and left leg. Reward.

19 hours ago

Cat and Kitten Adoption Event!

Hello neighbors!
CARF: The Critical Animal Relief Foundation is hosting our monthly cat and kitten adoption event THIS Saturday, December 10th at Village West Veterinary, 840 N. Western from 3:30pm to 6pm. We'll have a bunch of cats and kittens that are looking for their forever homes. All of our cats and kittens are rescues either from the streets of Chicago or Chicago Animal Care and Control. We have everything from eight week old kittens to adult cats, senior cats, and several special needs kitties and bonded pairs! Please feel free to email for more info or see our event on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/1111180092328456/

    CARF Holiday Adoption Event and Open House!
    CARF will be hosting a holiday open house and adoption event! As always we will have plenty of adoptable cats and kittens on hand, with a focus on sending our longest term cats and kittens "home for the holidays." We will also have all of our silent actions available for viewing and bidding!
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2 days ago

Updated 20 hours ago

Lending a Hand

One example is La Casa Norte’s project at 3531-33 W. North Ave. The new facility is slated to include 25 affordable apartments with supportive services for homeless...

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...its experience and comfort with complex public/private partnerships. For the new Mariano’s at 39th and King Drive, CNI had worked for years with the City of Chicago and the Chicago Housing Authority...

...new developments. One of the biggest is converting Lawson House, a 22-story SRO at 30 W. Chicago Ave. formerly run by the YMCA, into more than 430 units of supportive housing. The Lawson...

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  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    Again, have you read Code of Silence, by Jamie Kalvin?

    There have been several feature stories in the Chicago Sun Times about how the thoroughly corrupt Chicago Police Department conspired against gang affiliated black male youth in the Ida B. Wells public housing development for a decade!

  • That's rather a generalization; "thoroughly corrupt Chicago Police Department" is a reach. Corrupt officers on the force? Yes. Are ALL officers corrupt? Hardly.... Stereotyping is not a good practice.

36 hours ago

Updated 25 hours ago

CAPS Beat 1422 Meeting and Potluck Thursday December 8TH

The CAPS Beat 1422 meeting will be held this Thursday, December 8Th at "The Habitat" housing office, located at 1402 N. Kedzie.

There will be a potluck beginning at 630PM, followed by the normal meeting at 7PM.

Please come early, and bring a dish to share with your neighbors and our brave Men and Women of the 14th Police District.

Beat 1422 is roughly the area bounded by Kedzie, Division, Central Park and Armitage. Residents wishing to participate in crime-stopping that live outside of those boundaries are welcome too.

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    I will be there and I am bring some good to eat. Join us and help clean up Humboldt Park.

46 hours ago

Found Keys

I found two keys on a plain metal ring in Humboldt Park this morning. They were on the path near the Boathouse Cafe. One looked like it could be a car key, and the other looked like a house key. If this sounds familiar, I left them with the staff at the Boathouse Cafe and they are keeping them behind the register.

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Sean McKeough, cofounder of Riot Fest, passed away

Sean accomplished so much in his short life. Along with Riot Fest, he was a successful businessman. He created many jobs for people in Humboldt Park and our neighbors. Such a positive influence who gave back to his community, the less fortunate, friends, and neighbors. Good man. RIP in rockstar heaven.

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20161130/near-west-side/sean-mckeough-dead-riot-fest-cobra-lounge-all-rise-brewing

    Riot Fest Founder, Cobra Lounge Owner Sean McKeough Dies
    NEAR WEST SIDE - Sean McKeough, a founding partner of Riot Fest and owner of Cobra Lounge, has died at the age of 42. A musician and entrepreneur, McKeough also owned Cobra Lounge, 235 N. Ashland Ave., All Rise Brewing and co-founded Cobra Music on the Near West Side.
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  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    It is nice to know we have neighbors like you too Kimberly. Even in this sad time, it is nice to know great neighbors are out there keeping this great mans dream alive! I will continue to show my appreciation for Sean's work in Humboldt Park by fighting every day to return Riot Fest to Humboldt Park where it belongs!

  • gpblight 18 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Boy Kimberly no one has called me positive! THANKS. I strive to,get,basic city services in a neighborhood in a shambles while multi millions are spent amd wasted.

    U are a nice person to say nice things to a core group who mostly disagree.

Oct 24

Updated 2 days ago

Put The Kool-Aide Down And Wake Up Before You Vote!!!!

I was watching the news the other day. A Republican and a Democrat were making their points on the topic of voting for forcing politicians to spend transportation tax dollars on transportation projects only. Not surprising to me, the Democrat was against this law, stating in case of emergency's, the money might be needed elsewhere. It was disputed that over the last few years, over SIX BILLION DOLLARS were taken out of the transportation budget and spent on other issues....

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I was watching the news the other day. A Republican and a Democrat were making their points on the topic of voting for forcing politicians to spend transportation tax dollars on transportation projects only. Not surprising to me, the Democrat was against this law, stating in case of emergency's, the money might be needed elsewhere. It was disputed that over the last few years, over SIX BILLION DOLLARS were taken out of the transportation budget and spent on other issues. I assume it was spent on other political pork belly projects. It is a sorry state we live in where we have to vote in laws to force our politicians to spend our tax dollars on only the what we were taxed for. Now think, transportation taxes only spent on transportation bills, WHAT A NOVEL CONCEPT!!!!!! Illinois roads are the worst in the country and it is our fault! We got what we voted for! Now this election, let's vote for what we need to keep our state moving. Even if you disagree with me, we all need to vote for what we believe is right. IF YOU DON'T VOTE, YOU ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM!!!

  • Elections now are illusionary providing an appearance of democracy. Government is almost 100% controlled by unions with politicians acting as lightening rods to take all the blame. There are many perks being a lightening rod as they also get a share of the loot, your money. R or D doesn't matter. This amendment doesn't matter. Nothing on that ballot first Tuesday in November matters. The only reason you should vote is your alderman keeps track of that and may provide you with better service for your token effort.

  • Kimberly Mandera - Just Another Crazy Chicagoan-

    I agree RAKARWOWSKI. I think those that argue against it have probably never driven down a block like mine where you need a 4×4 to brave the 600 patches they did to fix the pot holes caused largely by the City's snow plows. They've probably never had to go outside...

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    I agree RAKARWOWSKI. I think those that argue against it have probably never driven down a block like mine where you need a 4×4 to brave the 600 patches they did to fix the pot holes caused largely by the City's snow plows. They've probably never had to go outside in spring to help the neighbors spread their own asphalt over the intolerable holes that damage our cars because the City Won't. They've probably never lost an exhaust, or gotten their wheel stuck in a big hole that was hidden by water and had to pay almost $200 for a tow truck to get it out and repair it. (Yes... It happened to me)

    Chicago spends Millions planting flowers in the medians downtown and in upscale neighborhoods where the alleys are in so much better condition than some of the roads in working class neighborhoods.
    Don't get me wrong... Flowers are lovely and downtown should be attractive to outsiders in hopes of bringing business to our city. I get that. What I don't get is why such an excess can be spent without a red cent being spent on street repairs in our neighborhoods.
    You're right... Illinois roads and Highways are a disaster and Dangerous as well.
    What a concept..... Spend money on what it's already allocated to. Wow!! Or maybe the Government can just sell some seats in congress ("they're <bleepin> Golden" you know?) to pay for street repairs...... Orrrr aVegas Vacation for the Gov' and his pals....ya know....whatever.
    Grrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!

2 days ago

Missing your dog?

I found a German Shepherd near Kedzie and Division. Please message me if this is your dog.

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