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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    CONVERT EXIST. 2 STORY 3 UNITS TO SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING. NEW DORMER ADDITION, FRONT BALCONY REPLtACEMENT, NEW MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL & PLUMING UPGRADES.(conditional permit subject to field inspections)

    3923 N. Bernard St. Issued July 25, 2016 Comment
  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    UPGRADE KITCHEN ADD NEW CIRCUITS, ADD SOME RECESSED LIGHTING ON EXISTING CIRCUITS

    4034 N. Springfield Ave. Issued July 25, 2016 Comment
  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    Repair broken sewer pipe (Below grade) repair/replace leaking soil stack,water lines as needed, same size & location.Replace plumbing fixtures. Electrical Permit #100661326.

    4034 N. Springfield Ave. Issued July 25, 2016 Comment

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  • Alexa, Can You Hear Me?

    Ms. Martens is asking for $250.22:
    My students need an Amazon Echo to enhance their classroom environment and encourage creative thinking through music. Many students benefit from various genres of music to stimulate their minds and prepare them to be future multi-taskers!
    Federico G Lorca Elementary School Comment

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Piano Lessons?

Hi Neighbors, I'm interested in piano lessons for my two children. We were loaned a Yamaha YPT-230 keyboard, so we don't have a real piano. Can anyone recommend a teacher or how to go about getting quality lessons for an affordable price. Thanks ahead of time!

  • firefly531@comcast.net piano studio

    I am a piano teacher & have taught for over 20 years. I currently have two studios and about 45 students. Please feel free to contact me via text or phone call at 773-263-8758. Thanks!

  • Priest at St. John's priest of St. John's Episcopal Church

    The person Jen is referring to is Andria Anderson (classikal4all@aol.com or 773.685.2941) She is great! I can also recommend:
    Parishioner Jesus Garcia teaches piano students (children and adults)
    in his home on Kenneth. For more information go to pianoteachersofchicago.weebly.com.
    and our organist/pianist Mio Nakamura (mionpiano@hotmail.com or 773.569.5758)

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Be careful!! Fly ball Foul hit my car on Rockwell-Kerry Woods Field

Hey folks,

Be careful out there. I was driving on Rockwell while the field was in play in today and a fly ball foul hit sailed out of the field and hit the roof of my car. Then when the ball hit the pavement the car in the oncoming lane swerved to miss it and almost hit me. Crazy huh? It then bounced back in front of me and I think I ran over it. Anyway I would be alert when driving there!!!

BTW it looks so nice now in Clark Park with that field, the boat house and the soccer field, don't you think?

  • Hey Michelle becareful out there. About 5 mins ago there was such a strong lightning/thunder that shook my pup and I. Scary loud!

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July 22, 2016 Newsletter

During construction, the Water Department will require a partial closure of Irving Park at Hamlin for a few days. Detour routes will be posted in advance. Otherwise, when crews are...

...Independence branch began hosting 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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Please be aware that there will be no ward night this upcoming Tuesday, July 26. The next ward night will be on Tuesday, August 2, from 5 to 7 pm in the ward office, located at 4757 N. Milwaukee.

Josi’s Frozen Yogurt, located at 4032 N. Milwaukee, has been nominated by a community member to receive the NBC Hartford Small Business Award. This award recognizes small businesses who play a big role in their communities.

One of Chicago’s favorite traditions returns to Wilson Park, 4630 N. Milwaukee, this month. Join neighbors for the fifth anniversary of the free Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks tour.

Back for its 16th year in 2016, Jeff Fest returns to Jefferson Memorial Park, 4822 N. Long.  Located only a block from the Jefferson Park transit center, this unique summer festival attracts...

Those interested in applying can download the application online. Applications are due by Monday, August 8, and returned to the school office at 4650 N. Menard.

Beard School, 6445 W. Strong, is participating in a community paper recycling fundraising program. For every ton of paper collected, Beard School will receive additional funding.

The Irving Park Community Food Pantry, 3801 N. Keeler, is collecting school supplies for children in need for the 2016-2017 school year. These will be distributed in August to ensure that kids are starting the school year on a strong note.

1407 W. Washington Boulevard

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

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.

Mon., July 25, 4-7 pm, Potbelly Sandwich Shop, 4185 W. Irving Park. Join the St. Edward community for food, fun, and goodwill during the St. Edward School Potbelly Fundraiser. 25% of ALL sales during this time will support St. Edward School.Free.

Tue., July 26, 12-1:30 pm,Richard J. Daley Center, 50 W. Washington. The free senior enrichment seminar series presents When a Mental Illness Requires Protective Care presentation. Learn who is the subject of involuntary comment, the process, and how pays. Speakers Susan Fox Gillis.Free.

Tue., July 26, 3-4 pm, Oak Street Health, 4848 W. Irving Park. Swing by for an hour of pampering. Bring your favorite nail polish or pick one of Oak Street’s summer colors during their manicure party. More info: call 773-724-6200. Free.

Tue., July 26, 7 pm, Chicago Mosque, 6201 W. Peterson. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during Gladstone Park Neighborhood Association’s monthly meeting. The Mosque will be the guest speakers. Also, Jeff Fest and Throwback Music Fest will be discussed. Free. 

Tue., July 26, 7 pm, St. Robert Bellarmine, 4646 N. Austin. TheMaítrise des Hauts de France“French Boys’ Choir” is performing a free concert.Enjoy...

Wed., July 27, 7 pm, Basement Auditorium of Congregational Church, 5320 W. Giddings. Join neighbors for the monthly Jefferson Park Neighborhood Association meeting. Free.

Thur., July 28, 6 pm, Spanish Coalition for Housing, 1922 N. Pulaski. Learn how to file an appeal, how an appeal is granted, and have other questions answered during aProperty Tax Assessment Appeal Workshop. Free. 

Sun. July 31, 9-11:30 am, Intersection of Cuyler and Milwaukee. 4900 W. Cuyler.Interact with neighbors while feeling the positive impact of yoga the Six...

Sun. July 31, 9-11:30 am, Intersection of Cuyler and Milwaukee. 4900 W. Cuyler.Interact with neighbors while feeling the positive impact of yoga the Six Corners Association’s...

Mon., Aug 1, 5-7 pm, Carpe Librum Chicago, 4047 N. Milwaukee. I will be joining Six Corners Association’s Kelli Wefenstette for Six Corners at Carpe Librum. We will recommend our favorite reads and ring up picks for the whole family! More info: online. Free.

Tue., Aug 2, 5-8 pm, 17th District East Parking Lot, 4651 N. Pulaski. Give neighborhood crime and drugs a going away party during the 2016 National Night Out. Entertainment, music, & children’s games. Representatives from city departments. Free.

Wed., Aug 3, 3-4:30 pm, City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, 8th Floor.To operate a successful business in Chicago, you need to know what it...

Thur., Aug 4, 6-9 pm, Portage Park, 4100 N. Long. Learn a few dance moves and test them out to live music at Summer Dance in the Parks. Open to all ages.Free. 

Thur., Aug 4, 7-8:30 pm,Roberts Square Park, 5200 W. Argyle. A new folktale, The Princess, Minstrel, & Rabid Bat, combines live music, swordplay, and magic to spin an enchanting hour of theater.Free.

Sat., Aug 6, 2-10 pm,Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence. Join neighbors for the annual Rock the Badgesfirst responders charity fundraiser event. Sampling portions and...

Sat., Aug 6, 1-5 pm, St. Viator, 3644 N. Kedvale. Chicago pit-masters & craft brewers battle it out again at the 3rd annual Old Irving Park Beer & BBQ Challenge. With 36 beer samples and 18 BBQ portions, it’s the best deal of the summer. Tickets start at $55 and are available online.

Mon., Aug 8, 7 pm, Portage-Cragin Branch, 5108 W. Belmont. Naturalist Sara Rose from the Trailside Museum in River Forest will providesummer gardening tips for...

Tue., Aug 9, 9 am-2 pm, Atrium at James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph. The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services host a Child Support Resource Fair. Federal, state, and county support agencies and other non-profit agencies will be there to discuss child support. Free.

Wed., Aug 10, 7 pm, Athletic Park Field House, 3546 W. Addison. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1731 Beat CAPS meeting. Find your bat at the 17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588.Free. 

Wed., Aug 10, 7 pm, Dunham Park, 4638 N. Melvina. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1622 beat CAPS meeting. Find your beat at the16th district beat map. Free. 

Fri., Aug 12, 3:30-4:30 pm,Gladstone Park, 5421 N. Menard. Professor Gertsacov brings his authentic Acme Flea Circus featuring trained fleas Midge and Madge. Free.

Wed., Aug 17, 7:30 pm, 17th District Community Room, 4650 N. Pulaski. Learn what you can do about crime during the1722-1723 Beat CAPS meeting. Find your beat at the 17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Thur., Aug 25, 7 pm, Kreuger Hall at St. Bartholomew Church, 4910 W. Addison, Learn what you can do about crime during the 1634 beat CAPS meeting. Find your beat at the 16th district beat map. Free.

Tue., Aug 30, 7 pm, Rosedale Park, 6312 W. Rosedale. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during theGladstone Park Neighborhood Association monthly meeting.Free.

    July 22, 2016 Newsletter | Alderman John Arena - Chicago's 45th Ward
    Dear Neighbor, Please be aware that there will be no ward night this upcoming Tuesday, July 26. The next ward night will be on Tuesday, August 2, from 5 to 7 pm in the ward office, located at 4757 N. Milwaukee. I apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.
    http://ward45.org

  • Profezzor, you might want to consider several doses of Edison's medicine for yourself. Obviously, your target is the alderman but you're humiliating yourself instead.

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    Do hast mich

3 days ago

Boxes

Put a few boxes out in the alley just east of Avers, south of Belle Plaine.

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Updated 4 days ago

    Package Thief Swipes Baby Shower Decoration From Portage Park Porch [VIDEO]
    Lanay Samuelson] PORTAGE PARK - In a flash, a thief swiped two packages containing decorations for an upcoming baby shower from a Portage Park porch. The incident occurred at 6:35 p.m. Saturday near Linder and Warwick avenues in Portage Park and was captured on a surveillance camera.
    https://www.dnainfo.com
  • Our snow shovel was stolen by a woman. Neighbors saw her walk up on our porch, grab our shovel, dig out her car and then throw our shovel in her car and drive away, And we have lost two heavy ceramic planters full of flowers as well off our porch over the years.

  • Wow. That's just awful. How bold was she..huh?!

  • Jen Baron JBaron

    How sad this woman must be, to lower herself to such a place. Shame on her:(

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Endodontist Needed - Must be Excellent

I am looking for an excellent endodontist to repair a root canal done previously. Anyone have some personal recommendations? Any neighborhood is fine.

  • Thank you all for your excellent recommendations, NW-sider - I loved my former endodontist and he did a great job on the 3 I've had - I don't think he did anything wrong - it is either that the root in this tooth goes very high up into the jaw...

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    Thank you all for your excellent recommendations, NW-sider - I loved my former endodontist and he did a great job on the 3 I've had - I don't think he did anything wrong - it is either that the root in this tooth goes very high up into the jaw and he intentionally left a bit in as I believe he mentioned (I am sure I am getting the specifics wrong here) - as my current denti st indicates - (it got infected and thus my recent visit to the dentist for antibiotics - I was in excruciating pain) - or perhaps the crown on my tooth needs to be resized - but that is what I will consult for with the chosen endodontist. My dentist did give me a referral to one of the dentists named here after I posted so I will check it out

  • So sorry you're dealing with all that. Hope you are able to get relief ASAP.

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Dentist Recommendations

Anyone have recommendations on a good dentist? Anyone have feedback or reviews on Irving Park Family Dentistry?

Thanks

  • A little ways from you, but I have seen Dr. Kare Izzo on Cumberland for years. She is AMAZING. Staff is fantastic. Cannot recommend highly enough!

  • JJ Old Irving Park

    I don't any that deal with wookies, sorry, please don't tear my arms off

  • I go to City Smiles - 3800 Pulaski. They are wonderful. Modern equipment, pleasant and efficient people, not pushy about work I don't want done (as in, I'd rather spend money on new power tools instead of straightening my teeth, given I am not young). I highly recommend them.

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Flies

I'm sure this has already been addressed but anyone else having a lot of flies this summer in your yard? Anything good out there to keep them away?

  • Neighborhood Dad 25-year resident of North Center/St Bens/Lincol...

    The "fly bags" work great. But place them away from where you like to sit outside. They are a bit smelly. You'll be shocked how many flies they catch in a short time. The bags are available at Ace as well.

  • Mrs. RRL North Sacramento homeowner for 15 years

    This year has been unusual in the amount of flies we have, too!

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  • Permit issued for new construction

    NEW SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE WITH BASEMENT AND FRONT PORCH. NEW 2 CAR GARAGE . ALL WORK AS PER PLANS.(conditional permit subject to field inspections)

    3700 N. Mozart St. Issued July 20, 2016 Comment

Jul 14

Updated 5 days ago

    Kitten Found With Severe Burns, Possibly From Fireworks
    A 3-month-old kitten was found by rescuers in suburban Chicago Wednesday with third-degree burns covering most of its body and shelter officials believe someone may have attached fireworks to it. "Honestly I thought the cat was dead when I saw pictures," said Abby Smith, executive director of Felines and Canines.
    http://www.nbcchicago.com
  • Jen Baron JBaron

    I am with you Competitor on all points. And the person who did this is surely evil and most likely and most sadly probably has a pattern of evil behavior...but as I do with all evil people in the world, I will pray for them and send them love in...

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    I am with you Competitor on all points. And the person who did this is surely evil and most likely and most sadly probably has a pattern of evil behavior...but as I do with all evil people in the world, I will pray for them and send them love in the hopes that it breaks through into their heart and soul somehow. I think many of the great teachers that have walked this earth have tried to teach us that is the only way to fight evil...with love...tho it sure is NOT easy! And I'm part Italian and I get a rage in me when I see anyone or any animal being hurt! I almost lost it on a friend who killed a bee in front of me recently! The only thing I can even hurt or kill is a mosquito, and I even say I'm sorry to it when I do. But I also don't know what else to do in regards to the evil in this world but pray and breath out my love. But it is NOT easy and I am in no way better than you :) Bless you for being who you are!

  • Jen -
    I'm with you, and understand. I can get fired up in the same manner. Phew! Lol. It's very hard for sure to not just take the easy route with monsters that commit such hanous crimes.. I do try and not lose hope at times. I will admit some...

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    Jen -
    I'm with you, and understand. I can get fired up in the same manner. Phew! Lol. It's very hard for sure to not just take the easy route with monsters that commit such hanous crimes.. I do try and not lose hope at times. I will admit some horrors , I just can't forgive. God has his work cut out with me , oh i know...haha.

    Thank you for being strong enough to always reflect enough to know that love over powers all...

    Btw, thank you for your kind words . Let's hope we don't have to see this again.

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Jul 18

Updated 6 days ago

Elston/Grace Partial Blackout?

One have of my house's power was knocked out just as the storm passed through. It is known as "losing a phase" kind of blackout. It's tough because ConEd may it know only part of one area or one "leg" is out. When you go to report they think your power is fine because they are still getting some traffic from your breaker box.

Anyone else eith a partial or full blackout? If so, please call ComEd or go online to report it do they know there is an issue.

  • I used ComEd's online and telephone reporting system. They came out later the same night and spent an hour fixing it.

  • Oh good

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Jul 19

Looking to rent a garage around 3700 N. Troy St

Wondering if there is an affordable garage for rent on my street or within a few blocks. There is parking on my street but I dont like how unresponsible people ding up my car.

Jul 19

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Jul 15

Updated Jul 18

July 15, 2016 Newsletter

...Independence branch began hosting 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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This weekend, the event takes place at Wilson Park, 4630 N. Milwaukee. Come by the park between 10 am and 6 pm on Saturday, July 16, and...

Bring your lawn chairs, and maybe a box of Kleenex too for Fishman Liquor & Tavern’s, 4780 N. Milwaukee, Tapped Out event this Saturday, July 16. Join friends between 2 and 10 pm to celebrate an end of an era. This will be their final event before they close their doors at the current location.

Join me at Schurz High School, 3601 N. Milwaukee, at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, July 19, for the Schurz Athletic Field Community Meeting. The meeting will be held in the library, located off the main entrance of the school.

Josi’s Frozen Yogurt Cafe, 4032 N. Milwaukee, has been nominated by a local community member for the NBC Hartford Small Business Award...

The Chicago Progressive Reform Caucus will host a series of public meetings on police reform and accountability. The first free town hall meeting will take place at 6:30 pm on Thursday, July 21, at Malcolm X College, 1900 W. Jackson.

Beard School, 6445 W. Strong, is participating in a community paper recycling fundraising program. For every ton of paper collected, Beard School will receive additional funding.

The Irving Park Community Food Pantry, 3801 N. Keeler, is collecting school supplies for children in need for the 2016-2017 school year. These will be distributed in August to ensure that kids are starting the school year on a strong note.

1407 W. Washington Boulevard

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

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., July 15, 6 pm-8 pm,Jefferson Memorial Park, 4822 N. Long. Show off your dance moves while DJ Rae Chardonnay spins his music.Free.

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.  

Sun., July 17, 6 pm, Fly Girl Dance & Fitness, 5525 N. Milwaukee. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served during the Fly Girl Grand Opening celebration. More info: call 773-492-1720. Free.

Mon., July 18, 5:45-6:30 pm,Roberts Square Park, 5200 W. Argyle. Enjoy some of Chicago’s finest dance, music, and theater artists during the Urban Getaways Touring Performances’ captivating live shows. Free.

Tues., July 19, 10 am-2 pm, The Burgundy Restaurant, 5959 W. Irving Park. Attend the monthly Portage Park Chamber of Commerce meeting. Guest speaker and complimentary breakfast. Registration required by emailing organizers or calling 773-777-2020. Free.

Tue., July 19, 3-4 pm, Oak Street Health, 4848 W. Irving Park. Are you 65 or better? If so, join friends to celebrate your birthday at the Oak Street Health’s community center during their July Birthday Celebration. RSVP: call 773-724-6200. Free. 

Tue., July 19, 7:30 pm, Schurz High School Library, 3061 N. Milwaukee. Learn more information about the proposed Schurz Athletic Field project during a community meeting. Free.

Wed., July 20, 10-11 am, Metra Headquarters, 547 W. Jackson.Metra’s Office of Business Diversity and Civil RIghts will host a free certification workshop...

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. 

Thur., July 21, 5:15-7 pm,Paterno’s Pizza, 5303 N. Milwaukee. Join neighbors for a fun night full of appetizers, drink specials, and great company during Thirsty 3rd Thursdays. More info: online.Free. 

Thur., July 21, 5:30-6:30 pm,Athletic Field Park, 3546 W. Addison. Open to kids 12 and younger. Come out for some sing-along-songs, hula hoop, and bubble bursting fun durng the Movin’ to the Music event. More info: online. Free. 

Thur., July 21, 6:30 pm, 4200 N. Monticello. Familiarize yourself with your local police during the 17th District CAPS Outdoor Roll Call. Free.

Thur., July 21, 7 pm, Cosmic Bikes, 4641 N. Milwaukee. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during theJefferson Park Forward monthly meeting. Guest speaker: Representative Rob Martwick. Agenda and more info online.Free.

Fri., July 22, 10 am-1 pm, 17th District Community Room, 4650 N. Pulaski. The 17th District CAPS office partners with Fairmont Car & Rehabilitation Services, Bourdage Chiropractic and Wellness...

Tue., July 26, 12-1:30 pm,Richard J. Daley Center, 50 W. Washington. The free senior enrichment seminar series presents When a Mental Illness Requires Protective Care presentation. Learn who is the subject of involuntary comment, the process, and how pays. Speakers Susan Fox Gillis.Free.

Tue., July 26, 7 pm, Chicago Mosque, 6201 W. Peterson. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during Gladstone Park Neighborhood Association’s monthly meeting. Free. 

Tue., July 26, 7 pm, St. Robert Bellarmine, 4646 N. Austin. TheMaítrise des Hauts de France“French Boys’ Choir” is performing a free concert.Enjoy...

Wed., July 27, 7 pm, Basement Auditorium of Congregational Church, 5320 W. Giddings. Join neighbors for the monthly Jefferson Park Neighborhood Association meeting. Free.

Mon., Aug 1, 5-7 pm, Carpe Librum Chicago, 4047 N. Milwaukee. I will be joining Six Corners Association’s Kelli Wefenstette for Six Corners at Carpe Librum. We will recommend our favorite reads and ring up picks for the whole family! More info: online. Free. 

Sat., Aug 6, 2-10 pm,Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence. Join neighbors for the annual Rock the Badgesfirst responders charity fundraiser event. Sampling portions and...

Sat., Aug 6, 1-5 pm, St. Viator, 3644 N. Kedvale. Chicago pit-masters & craft brewers battle it out again at the 3rd annual Old Irving Park Beer & BBQ Challenge. With 36 beer samples and 18 BBQ portions, it’s the best deal of the summer. Tickets start at $55 and are available online.

Mon., Aug 8, 7 pm, Portage-Cragin Branch, 5108 W. Belmont. Naturalist Sara Rose from the Trailside Museum in River Forest will providesummer gardening tips for...

Tue., Aug 9, 9 am-2 pm, Atrium at James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph. The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services host a Child Support Resource Fair. Federal, state, and county support agencies and other non-profit agencies will be there to discuss child support. Free.

Wed., Aug 10, 7 pm, Dunham Park, 4638 N. Melvina. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1622 beat CAPS meeting. Find your beat at the16th district beat map. Free. 

Fri., Aug 12, 3:30-4:30 pm,Gladstone Park, 5421 N. Menard. Professor Gertsacov brings his authentic Acme Flea Circus featuring trained fleas Midge and Madge. Free.

Thur., Aug 25, 7 pm, Kreuger Hall at St. Bartholomew Church, 4910 W. Addison, Learn what you can do about crime during the 1634 beat CAPS meeting. Find your beat at the 16th district beat map. Free.

Tue., Aug 30, 7 pm, Rosedale Park, 6312 W. Rosedale. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during theGladstone Park Neighborhood Association monthly meeting.Free.

    July 15, 2016 Newsletter | Alderman John Arena - Chicago's 45th Ward
    Dear Neighbor, FIGMENT is an inclusive, participatory arts event that removes the barriers of museums and gallery walls. In their inaugural 2013 year, FIGMENT's Chicago team declared, "FIGMENT is an antidote to uncertain times. Organizers focused on concepts like decommodification and outside-the-box thinking, believing strongly in FIGMENT's capacity to counteract troubling news and provide a break from hardships many Chicagoans face."
    http://ward45.org

  • No Soup, the first comment on this post, that was removed, was made by the alderman. You're a little late to the party.

  • No Limits. It probably got removed because it's racist. Imho

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Updated Jul 18

Irving Pk..Kimball..11pm

I had a work event downtown last night and was coming home late at night on Irving Pk..driving west toward..Cicero..when I got to Irving Pk Kimball.there is a liquor store on the corner..
I do NOT want to sound racist..but Im just commenting on what I observed...

but at the corner and along Irving between Kimball and Elston, I noticed a group of young African Americans just hanging out there in groups of 4-5...

I am usually always in bed...

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I had a work event downtown last night and was coming home late at night on Irving Pk..driving west toward..Cicero..when I got to Irving Pk Kimball.there is a liquor store on the corner..
I do NOT want to sound racist..but Im just commenting on what I observed...

but at the corner and along Irving between Kimball and Elston, I noticed a group of young African Americans just hanging out there in groups of 4-5...

I am usually always in bed by this time so I am not privy of what goes on late at night...

I almost didnt want to post this because its a sensitive subject...but we all have to admit that this side of town is experiencing an increase of criminal activity...its not that they were Black..its how they were dressed...and how they looked to just be "patrolling" the area...
walking around with no destination in mind...

Im sorry to me this is a red flag..

Are these areas getting these new neighbors?? Or am I being paranoid!?

  • I agree that if you feel something isn't right report it to either 311 or 911 which ever one is appropriate in the situation. But here this is where we ask neighbors what they have seen and what should be done. And it is a place to blow off a bit of steam too. That is the intention of the site.

  • future alderman future alderman

    i thought i was going to make it without posting today, but i will chime in. a friend of mine lives a few blocks west of there on irving, and as the summer has gone on i have felt less and less comfortable going there at any time, not just...

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    i thought i was going to make it without posting today, but i will chime in. a friend of mine lives a few blocks west of there on irving, and as the summer has gone on i have felt less and less comfortable going there at any time, not just nighttime. However, i personally think the liquor store makes that corner SAFER, not worse. It and the 7-11 are the only open businesses within blocks of there after 10, which is when i'd be leaving my friend's waiting for the irving bus. kimball is a bus stop so a lot of people wait for the bus there and even gangbangers know how to use bustracker so they'll just hang there like everybody else. as to where teenagers and other young adults should be at 11pm on a friday night we pretty much did in the suburbs what kids don ow, but we had cars unlike most city kids. parks are closed at night, beaches are closed at night, if you hang at a friend's crib in THIS AREA there is usually no front or back yard to be in, you're either in the alley or the street. sadly idiots take advantage of that and the fact cops can't drive down irving fast enough doesn't help anybody. when i grew up they were shining spotlights in our faces.

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