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Where to Watch 4th of July Fireworks in Chicago, Other Things to Do

Where: Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield Ave.

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Where: Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave.

Where: Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E. Randolph St.

Where: 112 E. Wacker Drive

Where: Nichols Park, 1355 E. 53rd St.

Where: Starts at Uihlein Plaza, 1601 N. Clark St.

Where: Palmer Elementary School, 5051 N. Kenneth Ave. (Parking lot at Kostner & Carmen)

Where: Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St.

Where: Parade starts at Kostner and Thorndale and the picnic is at Sauganash Park

Where: Winnemac Park, 5101 N. Leavitt St.

    Where to Watch 4th of July Fireworks Chicago Illinois, Other Things to Do
    CHICAGO - It's that time of the year when fireworks light up the skies, parades fill the streets and music echoes around the parks in celebration of Independence Day. Here's what the Windy City has to offer this Fourth of July: Bridgeport Sox vs. Yankees Independence Day Celebration When: 1:10 p.m.
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  • CJL ...

    "it does say 4th of July"

    But it has often been the case in Chicago that the 'main' "4th of July" fireworks are on a different night, so that the day after is not a regular work day. With the 4th on Monday this year, it's at least not a goofy question.

    That said, clicking through any of the links in the DNA article would have answered the question, too.

  • Chicago fireworks have always been on the third so the suburbs could display theirs.

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Apartment building converted to SFH

We recently purchased a single family house that had been completely gutted and converted from a 2 flat by a developer. The developer bought the apartment building and converted it about 1.5 to 2 years ago. Since we have moved in, we have had all sorts of problems with utilities and changing our address. Apparently the USPS does not recognize that our home is a single family home so every utility company has refused to change our address unless we...

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We recently purchased a single family house that had been completely gutted and converted from a 2 flat by a developer. The developer bought the apartment building and converted it about 1.5 to 2 years ago. Since we have moved in, we have had all sorts of problems with utilities and changing our address. Apparently the USPS does not recognize that our home is a single family home so every utility company has refused to change our address unless we give them an apartment number. Also, we are having all sorts of problems with Peoples Gas trying to turn off the gas meter in an apartment that doesn't exist anymore. They have left us multiple notices on our door that they are trying to turn off the gas despite us calling them 5+ times to explain the situation and provide proof that we have paid our gas bill timely since we moved in a few months ago. To my knowledge, there is only 1 gas meter in the house now which is the one we use and pay for. Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this situation and has any advice on how to deal with it.

  • Beezil - yes I just looked up the permits and one of them was for a "deconversion of 3 d.u. to sfr".

  • did the same thing you did in 2005, I was the GC of my own place, whatever that's worth.

    the main address to your dwelling should not have changed..."apt 1 or apt 2" might still appear on bills, I still have mail being addressed to "apt"....no biggie. Hell, I still...

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    did the same thing you did in 2005, I was the GC of my own place, whatever that's worth.

    the main address to your dwelling should not have changed..."apt 1 or apt 2" might still appear on bills, I still have mail being addressed to "apt"....no biggie. Hell, I still get mail addressed to occupants that haven't lived in the building for over 20 years...

    just ignore that best you can.

    as for the utilities, look at your gas and electric meter and only pay for the specific meter you are using utilities from. if you inadvertently pay for the usage of a defunct/uninstalled meter, perhaps in the case there's an old balance or something the previous developer didn't attend to the right way, you'll assume ownership of it.

    so make sure you have the correct meter numbers in play.

    if any utility or service is attempting to keep you on the hook for something you don't have ownership of and keep persisting, contact "CUB"

    http://www.citizensutilityboard.org/

    hope this helps

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This dog was just spotted on Kedzie Ave near Grace St. Please share

    This dog was just spotted on Kedzie Ave... - Evelyn Medina Alvarez | Facebook
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  • That dog lives in one of the apartments on the west side of kedzie just north of 7-11. They allow him to run outside off leash for potty breaks. He was running around the 7-11 parking lot one morning when I was there. It's a miracle this dog hasn't been hit by a car, but the owner says he says out of the road and on the sidewalk, and they were not interested in my opinions about keeping dogs leashed and taking them on actual walks.

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    He is a she and she visits and inspects our garage when we're working out there. Very sweet animal.

  • Kari

    Thanks for caring and posting. It's a shame that people like this even own a pup. Complete morons. Hope the pup doesn't get hurt in any way.

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June 24, 2016 Newsletter

...Independence branch will host eight library programs at the Independence Park Field House, located at 3945 N. Springfield. The final program will be on Monday, August 22...

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On Tuesday, June 21, some of our neighbors just outside the ward experienced a horrible and disgusting incident. Someone burned a cross in front of a home on the 4400-block of North Monitor.

The workshop will be held from 12 to 3 pm on Saturday, July 9, at the Sauganash Park Field House, 5861 N. Kostner.

Cosmic Bikes, a full service bicycle retail and repair store, opened in May in the heart of Jefferson Park, 4641 N. Milwaukee.

...year in the 45th Ward. This year, the event will take place at Wilson Park, 4630 N. Milwaukee, the weekend of July 16-17...

Now through August 14, The Gift Theatre, 4802 N. Milwaukee, will feature John Steinbeck’s classicThe Grapes of Wrath.

Starting on Monday, June 27 thru Friday, September 2, The Lunch Bus will stop at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 4939 W. Montrose Ave., between 10:50 and 11:10 am to deliver meals. This program will run during the weekdays, and all meals must be eaten on-site.

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., June 25, 9 am-1 pm, Malec & Sons Funeral Home, 6000 N. Milwaukee. Have your car cleaned to help raise money for the American Diabetes Association during a car wash fundraiser. $5 minimum donation.  

Sat., June 25, 9 am-2 pm, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner. Discover great used items during the Church Yard Sale. Rain location: Parish Hall. Donations accepted by June 19.Free. 

Sat., June 25, 11:30 am-1 pm,Bosen Chicago Martial Arts & Fitness, 4224 W. Belmont. Join the 17th District for a Women’s Self Defense Workshop. Email organizers to RSVP or call 312-742-4588.

Sat., June 25, 3 pm, Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee. It’s summer and time for Vaudeville at Six Corners. Join neighbors for family friendly variety of music, mask work, magic, juggling, clowning, and puppetry. $10/adults, $5/children & seniors. 

Sun., June 26, 9:30 am-1:30 pm, Jefferson Memorial Park, 4822 N. Long. Support locally grown food and other vendors during the Jefferson Park Sunday Market. Free.

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

Wed., June 29, 7 pm, Basement Auditorium of Congregational Church, 5320 W. Giddings. Join neighbors for the monthly Jefferson Park Neighborhood Association meeting. John Kane from FAIR will be attending to discuss airplane noise. Free.

Fri., July 8, 6 pm-1 am, Irish Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox.Rain or shine, join your neighbors for a good time during the 31st annual Irish American Heritage Festival.Music, dance, and family activities both indoors and outdoors. $8/ adults, $5/children aged 4-12, free/4 and under.

Sat., July 9, 10 am-2 pm, La Villa Restaurant, 3638 N. Pulaski.There is something for everyone during this Unity in the Community Summer Party. Renew your...

Sat., July 9, 5:30-8 pm,Roberts Square Park, 5200 W. Argyle.Need a reason to get outside and enjoy the summer weather? Well here’s one! Join neighbors for the annual Roberts Square Park Picnic. Free.

Tues., July 12, 7 pm, Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1731 Beat CAPS meeting. Find your beat at the17th district beat map. More info: (312)742-4588. Free.

Wed., July 13, 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 the 17th district beat map. More info: (312)742-4588. Free.

Sat., July 16, 2-10 pm, Fischman Liquor & Tavern, 4780-4776 N. Milwaukee. Bring your lawn chairs, and maybe a box of Kleenex too,for Fishman’sTapped Out...

Sun., July 17, 10 am-2 pm,Portage Park, 4100 N. Long.Vendors gather near the northwest gate to sell their locally grown produce, meats, dairy, baked goods, specialty items, and prepared foods for the Portage Park Farmers Market. While you’re there, listen to various musical performances. Free.  

Wed., July 20, 6-8 pm, Faith United Church of Christ, 5051 W. Belle Plaine. Physicians will conduct an open discussion on how to be healthier physically, relationally, and spiritually...

Wed., July 20, 7 pm, Horner Park, 2741 W. Montrose. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1722-1723 Beat CAPS meeting. Find your beat at the 17th district beat map. More info: (312)742-4588. Free.

Wed., July 20, 7 pm, 16th District Community Room, 5151 N. Milwaukee. Learn what you can do about crime during the1623 Beat CAPS meeting. Find your beat at the 16th district beat map. Free. 

    June 24, 2016 Newsletter | Alderman John Arena - Chicago's 45th Ward
    Dear Neighbor, On Tuesday, June 21, some of our neighbors just outside the ward experienced a horrible and disgusting incident. Someone burned a cross in front of a home on the 4400-block of North Monitor. This grotesque and cowardly display of hatred and bigotry is unacceptable and deserving of strong condemnation.
    http://ward45.org

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45th Ward Update – June 17

...Independence branch will host eight library programs at the Independence Park Field House, located at 3945 N. Springfield. The final program will be on Monday, August 22...

Mon., June 20, 6 pm,McDonald’s, 3615 W. Irving Park.The 17th District CAPS is holding an Outdoor Roll Call. Free.

Sat., June 25, noon-10 pm, 3800 N. Elston. Attend the Elston Avenue Sausage Fest and help raise money for Murphy School’s Washington D.C. trip. They’re still looking for volunteers. Sign uponline. $5 suggested donation.

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...year in the 45th Ward. This year, the event will take place at Wilson Park, 4630 N. Milwaukee, the weekend of July 16-17...

Now through August 14, The Gift Theatre, 4802 N. Milwaukee, will feature John Steinbeck’s classic The Grapes of Wrath.

Starting on Monday, June 27 thru Friday, September 2, The Lunch Bus will stop at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 4939 W. Montrose Ave., between 10:50 and 11:10 am to deliver meals. This program will run during the weekdays, and all meals must be eaten on-site.

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.

Fri., June 17, 8:30 pm, Gladstone Park, 5421 N. Menard. Join neighbors as Gladstone Park presents Avengers: Age of Ultron for the Movies in the Park series. Movie starts at dusk. Free.

Sat., June 18, 12-2:30 pm, CACC’s New Dog Adoption Pavilion, 2741 S. Western. Learn about Chicago Animal Care & Control’s innovative programs and adopt a wonderful dog or cat during their Open House. Free.

Mon., June 20, 6 pm, Mather High School, 5835 N. Lincoln.CPS is hosting a community meeting with representatives from the Chicago Department of Health and the Chicago Department of Water Management to discuss the ongoing lead testing program at CPS schools. Free.

Tue., June 21, 9:30 am-6:30 pm,Essence MedSpa & Wellness Center, 6413 N. Kinzua.Celebrate International Yoga Day by attending a Free Community Class. Learn about the many benefits...

Tue., June 21, 5:30-8 pm, Roberts Square Park, 5200 W. Argyle.Rush Hour Concerts proudly presents the 6th annual Make Music Chicago. This is a DIY...

Wed., June 22, 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., June 23, 7 pm, St. Barholomew Church, Krueger 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.

Thur., June 23, dusk, Rosedale Park, 6312 W. Rosedale. Relive the rise in women’s baseball through the fictionalized account of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League during A League of Their Own. This will be presented as a part of the Movies in the Park series.Free. 

Sat., June 25, 9 am-2 pm, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner. Discover great used items during the Church Yard Sale. Rain location: Parish Hall. Donations accepted by June 19.Free. 

Sat., June 25, 11:30 am-1 pm,Bosen Chicago Martial Arts & Fitness, 4224 W. Belmont. Join the 17th District for a Women’s Self Defense Workshop. Email organizers to RSVP or call 312-742-4588.

Sat., June 25, 3 pm, Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee. It’s summer and time for Vaudeville at Six Corners. Join neighbors for family friendly variety of music, mask work, magic, juggling, clowning, and puppetry.$10/adults, $5/children & seniors. 

Sun., June 26, 9:30 am-1:30 pm, Jefferson Memorial Park, 4822 N. Long. Support locally grown food and other vendors during the Jefferson Park Sunday Market. Free.

Wed., June 29, 7 pm, Basement Auditorium of Congregational Church, 5320 W. Giddings. Join neighbors for the monthlyJefferson Park Neighborhood Association meeting. John Kane from FAIR will be attending to discuss airplane noise. Free.

Fri., July 8, 6 pm-1 am, Irish Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox.Rain or shine, join your neighbors for a good time during the 31st annual Irish American Heritage Festival.Music, dance, and family activities both indoors and outdoors. $8/ adults, $5/children aged 4-12, free/4 and under.

Sat., July 9, 10 am-2 pm, La Villa Restaurant, 3638 N. Pulaski.There is something for everyone during this Unity in the Community Summer Party. Renew your...

    45th Ward Update - June 17 | Alderman John Arena - Chicago's 45th Ward
    Dear Neighbor, Join neighbors for great eats and entertainment during the Six Corners Association's sixth annual BBQ Fest this weekend. On Saturday, June 18, gates open at 11 am and close at 11 pm. On Sunday, June 19, gates open at 11 am and close at 8 pm.
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  • Wondering the same thing. The last one just a min ago sounded more like a firework. The first few did sound suspicious.I hear similar sounds every night ... Are there a lot of fireworks in the area?Obviously still annoying at 3 am.

  • Not at 3am. ??? I heard a guy with gun in Cicero and Irving. Who knows. ?

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​5 Fun Things to Do in Chicago This Weekend

Elston Avenue Sausage and Music Fest: A free event at Elston and Grace in the city’s Lincoln Square neighborhood, “encased meats” are celebrated. Plenty of fun and games for the kids, too. The fest will be open beginning at noon on Saturday and Sunday.

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...hippest neighborhoods will host one of its hippest yearly festivals. The Monument on Logan Square, 3150 W. Logan Blvd. hosts this pop-up art district, with “a diverse collection of local and national-touring...

...p.m. and Saturday/Sunday: noon to 11 p.m. at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 1017 N. LaSalle St. According to a Facebook event, this free event features “live music and dancing, tours of...

    ​5 Fun Things to Do in Chicago This Weekend
    Chicago, IL - It's going to be another hot weekend in Chicago and, just like any other weekend in the summer, there is plenty to do. Here's a look at five fun options. Chicago Pride Parade : Perhaps the number one parade in Chicago, thousands are expected to attend the festivities this year.
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Pride Parade, Bob Dylan, and more things to do in Chicago this weekend

...your teeth into some steaming salami at the Elston Avenue Sausage and Music Fest (between St. Louis and Grace). Snack on a wide variety of Italian, Polish, Greek, and French dogs while rocking out...

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...favorites. A suggested donation goes towards restoring the event's venue, the Illinois Centennial Monument (2595 N. Milwaukee). 5 PM - 10 PM Fri, noon - 10 PM Sat and Sun

Sat 6/25: Head to Butler Field in Grant Park (Columbus & Jackson) for your vegan food fix. Fare at the Vegan Food and Drink Festival will range...

Sat 6/25 - Sun 6/26: Evanston's Fountain Square Art Festival (Church & Sherman) boasts more than 150 participating artists and jazzy entertainment from The Flat Cats, Chris Greene...

...26: Make way for Pride Fest's main event: the 47th Annual Chicago Pride Parade (Montrose and Broadway). Chicago Fire star Monica Raymund, a prominent activist for Chicago LGBTQ rights, leads the festivities...

    Pride Parade, Bob Dylan, and more things to do in Chicago this weekend
    click to enlarge Fill your weekend with fun and festive events happening all over Chicago. Here are ten of our recommendations: Fri 6/24 - Sun 6/26: Experience performance, interactive artwork, artist panels, and pop-up installations at the Logan Square Arts Festival this weekend.
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Eli's Cheesecake Remains The Only Taste Of Chicago Original After 36 Years

Guey Lon, which has been open at 3968 N. Elston Ave. since 1947, dropped out after the summer of 2011; Leon’s did so a mere...

    Eli's Cheesecake Remains The Only Taste Of Chicago Original After 36 Years
    CHICAGO - Thirty-six food vendors took part in the first Taste of Chicago on July 4, 1980. Thirty-six years later, only one of them is still in business and still a participant at the annual festival. And after all those years, it's probably the most recognizable one: Eli's Cheesecake.
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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    WORK IS FOR BASEMENT AND PARTIAL FIRST FLOOR INTERIOR RENOVATION TO EXISTING SINGLE-FAMILY AND RECONFIGURE STAIRS ON ALL FLOORS. CURRENT USE/CLASS: RESIDENTIAL/A-1. PROPOSED USE/CLASS: RESIDENTIAL/A-1.

    3653 N. Sacramento Ave. Issued June 22, 2016 Comment
  • Permit issued for new construction

    PERMIT EXPIRES ON 08/22/2016 ERECTION STARTS: 6/25/2016, ERECTION ENDS: 6/27/2016. ELSTON AVENUE SAUSAGE FEST. 1-24X20 MOBILE STAGE AND 1-18X18 PLATFORM. CHICAGO SPECIAL EVENTS MANAGEMENT. NO FABRIC OR BANNERS ** SELF CERTIFIED MOBILE STAGE PERMIT ** CONDITIONAL APPROVAL ** SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTION

    3800 N. Bernard St. Issued June 22, 2016 Comment
  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    CHANGE SWITCHES ,OUTLETS ,LIGHT FIXTURES

    3651 N. Bernard St. Issued June 22, 2016 Comment

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