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Irving Park Fine Arts Committee Presents Dvořák Quintets

Sun, Apr 27, 2014 3:00 p.m.

The Irving Park Fine Arts Committee will present the final concert of the season titled “Double Dvořák” on Sunday, April 27th at 3:00 p.m. The concert will be held at Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding Ave. Musicians Dorothy Deen, cello, Loretta Gillespie, viola, Allison Gaines, bass, Gretchen Sherrell and Kristen Wiersum, violin and Roger Bingaman, piano, will perform two quintets by Antonín Dvořák, the String Quintet No. 2, Op. 77 for two violins, viola, cello and bass and...

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The Irving Park Fine Arts Committee will present the final concert of the season titled “Double Dvořák” on Sunday, April 27th at 3:00 p.m. The concert will be held at Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding Ave. Musicians Dorothy Deen, cello, Loretta Gillespie, viola, Allison Gaines, bass, Gretchen Sherrell and Kristen Wiersum, violin and Roger Bingaman, piano, will perform two quintets by Antonín Dvořák, the String Quintet No. 2, Op. 77 for two violins, viola, cello and bass and the Piano Quintet in A major Op. 81. Describing the concert, cellist Dorothy Deen said, “It promises to be a fully romantic, passionate and musically emotional program.”

Dorothy Deen and other members of the quintets are known to Irving Park Fine Arts audiences having performed in several concerts, including the Trout Quintet last spring. Roger Bingaman is the Fine Arts series’ artistic director and music director at Irving Park Lutheran Church.

Admission to the concert is free of charge, though a free will donation may be made. An informal reception with the performers follows the concert.

The Irving Park Fine Arts Concert Series is sponsored by Carlson Community Services and is in its 19th season of bringing high quality, professional musical and theatrical events to the Irving Park community. Carlson Community Services is a 501c3 non-profit connecting the Irving Park community with programs that enrich lives through education, culture and service. For more information, visit www.carlsoncommunityservices.org.

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Clean up at Three Brothers Garden

Sat, Apr 26, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Join your friends and neighbors for a morning of garden clean up at Three Brothers Garden! The weather is predicted to be sunny and in the mid-50s. We'll be doing general clean-up, weeding, topping off the raised bed with soil and maybe even planting some seeds! Come any time between 9:00 and 11 a.m. Carlson Community Services' Three Brothers Garden provides fresh vegetables to the Irving Park Food Pantry.

All ages and experience levels welcome. If you have a spade,...

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Join your friends and neighbors for a morning of garden clean up at Three Brothers Garden! The weather is predicted to be sunny and in the mid-50s. We'll be doing general clean-up, weeding, topping off the raised bed with soil and maybe even planting some seeds! Come any time between 9:00 and 11 a.m. Carlson Community Services' Three Brothers Garden provides fresh vegetables to the Irving Park Food Pantry.

All ages and experience levels welcome. If you have a spade, rigid rake or shovel, bring it along (please mark your tools with your name). The garden is located at the corner of Pulaski and Belle Plaine. Questions? Contact Rebecca Haneberg at rbecca63@sbcglobal.net.

Carlson Community Services is a 501c3 non-profit connecting the Irving Park community with programs that enrich lives through education, culture and service. For more information, visit www.carlsoncommunityservices.org.

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Single Family Home Cleaning

I own a single family home in north avondale/south irving park. I'm looking for any referrals of cleaning services that do a good job and are cost effective. I would be looking for thorough cleaning of 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, office as well as living/dining room. Included in that would be some substantial cleaning of a tub, hardwood floors & windows...all which haven't been cleaned in some time so I know they'll need some elbow grease. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.

  • Joan M. Back in Lincoln Square and liking it.

    It's not clear from your post whether this is a one-off cleaning, or if you are looking for a person to come by on a regular basis. If the former, it would take longer/cost more. Also, you might want to consider hiring a specialist cleaner for the windows. They generally quote a set price per window and do both the inside and outside washing.

  • Grace Housekeeper

    I have many years of experience and many long time clients who would gladly provide referrals. I can provide you with a free estimate at your preferred date and time. For a great cleaning and even better prices, feel free to call me at 773-858-0926

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horner gossip

what are they exactly doing again with this construction? did they really rip down trees? is this well received by the community?

looking forward to them taking that fence down

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Yard waste

Hi, I am planning on taking down some rather large shrubs. Is it the expectation of the city that the debris will need to be broken down and placed in the brown paper bags or will the take the entire shrub, about the size of a Christmas tree.

Also, I am in need of a landscaper, suggestions appreciated.

  • Beeb, here is a link to an article that should answer all your questions, I myself just use the pump spray of weed-b-gone after I trim the weed tree down to the base and it seems to work fine. http://www.diylife.com/2008/05/30/avant-yard-kill-a-tree-with-herbicide/

  • Wolfgang: Sorry to have hijacked your original question with a discussion of how to get rid of weed trees! I hope you and others have found it as helpful as I have.

    Synocrat: Thanks! The link your provided has exactly the kind of info I was looking for. I really was wondering about Roundup, because I'd rather not use it because it kills everything. So the info you provided helps me to get the right stuff for me. Thanks again.

    And Wolfgang, thanks for hosting this discussion!

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Gunshots around 4200 St. Louis

I am not sure what time it was last night, however I clearly heard three gunshots followed by an ambulance maybe ten minutes later. Does anyone know anything or did maybe someone else hear them ?

  • LM

    I heard 3 shots in a row as well at 2am and nothing else. I couldn't find any info online. Not sure what to do.

  • I live on the corner of Saint Louis and Berteau and heard nothing. Apparently a lot had been happening around here but I haven't heard a thing. Thanks Jezz for the info. I will definitely be more vigilant from now on.

  • rache53 christian science

    IT WAS PROBABLY FIREWORKS.....ACCORDING TO SCANNER NEWS.......

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Chicago Ticket Tricks

Anyone who got a ticket today (4/17/04) for parking in a sweet sweeping area on N. Monticello between Byron and IP/Elston intersection needs to fight it! The warning signs were posted on the previous Friday but on Saturday People's Gas came along, took all but one a the north end down and put up their own saying parking was banned from Monday April 14 until May 31. So they come along Monday morning, work the day and then take all...

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Anyone who got a ticket today (4/17/04) for parking in a sweet sweeping area on N. Monticello between Byron and IP/Elston intersection needs to fight it! The warning signs were posted on the previous Friday but on Saturday People's Gas came along, took all but one a the north end down and put up their own saying parking was banned from Monday April 14 until May 31. So they come along Monday morning, work the day and then take all the signs downs. Guess what happens next? Yep, people pull in,park and unless they walk all the way to the end of the block they won't see the lone city no parking sign. Thankfully I wasn't parked there but there were several people who got ripped off thanks to the City and People Gas!

I probably should have posted this under the Crime heading.

  • I've honestly never understood why the extra notices are needed. It seems to me that each block has permanent signs stating what the street cleaning days are. I've often wondered how the practice of posting the extra notices started. Are there blocks where the permanent signs aren't posted?

  • Dale M. Nada

    That may be true where you are at but no such signs exist in this area nor have they for at least the past 6 years. Even if there were consider that there may be visitors who might miss the typically small signs of the type you are referring to....

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    That may be true where you are at but no such signs exist in this area nor have they for at least the past 6 years. Even if there were consider that there may be visitors who might miss the typically small signs of the type you are referring to. The fact is that the people who got these tickets would not have had People's Gas replaced the signs they took down when they decided to no longer block the street. In the past on more than one occasion I have also seen the sweeper at work long before the time indicated on the notice, but that's another story. This isn't a personal beef with me because I wasn't on the receiving end but fair is fair.

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Woman screaming for help

By Belle Plaine and Francisco last night around 12:45am a woman was screaming for someone to help her. I went to stick my head out the window and also found my neighbor doing the same. Said he saw a woman and a man, he called the cops and then proceeded downstairs to see if he could help. By the time he got downstairs he did not find anyone. Did anyone else hear/see this or have anymore information?

  • I heard it. I called but I'm not sure if anyone came by. Couldn't tell exactly where it came from which wasn't useful.

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Ice Enchanted: Annual Ice Showcase at MSC

Sun, May 4, 2014 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us for our annual Ice Show: Ice Enchanted. Skaters from our skating program--ranging in age from four to adult--will entertain us with their talents and skating skills. The ice show runs for 3-days: May 2 @ 7:30pm, May 3 @ 7pm, and May 4 @ 2pm Reserved Seating $10; General Admission $5; Senior $5 Tickets go on sale March 31 in-person at MSC. Limited seating so get your tickets early!

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Ice Enchanted: Annual Ice Showcase at MSC

Sat, May 3, 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for our annual Ice Show: Ice Enchanted. Skaters from our skating program--ranging in age from four to adult--will entertain us with their talents and skating skills. The ice show runs for 3-days: May 2 @ 7:30pm, May 3 @ 7pm, and May 4 @ 2pm Reserved Seating $10; General Admission $5; Senior $5 Tickets go on sale March 31 in-person at MSC. Limited seating so get your tickets early!

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Earth Day Cleanup April 26th

Sat, Apr 26, 2014 9AM-12PM

Earth Day Clean Up 2014

Join IPENA and Friends of the Parks April 26th for Earth Day Cleanup in California Park. T-Shirts, gloves, cleaning supplies will be handed out!

9AM-12PM APRIL 26th 2014. Meet in the parking lot at N. California and W. Grace.

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Speed Cameras by Lane Tech

I was traveling on Western Ave yesterday and noticed the speed cameras in front of Lane Tech High School (Western and Addison) flashing like crazy! The speed limit is 20 mph while school is in session (Monday - Friday til 4pm). 5 over the limit is a $35 ticket, over 10 can be up to $100. Just a friendly reminder!

  • inssane North Sider since 1981

    The city website has diagrams, hours, and explanations of all speedcams.
    Whatever device you use to track cams, make sure that it is connected online constantly, or updated daily. I use Trapster, because the cams are reported and validated by users in real time.

    I got two tickets in one...

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    The city website has diagrams, hours, and explanations of all speedcams.
    Whatever device you use to track cams, make sure that it is connected online constantly, or updated daily. I use Trapster, because the cams are reported and validated by users in real time.

    I got two tickets in one night. They popped up near Irv/Cali.
    Once I realized what happened, I turned around and looked for the cams. They are white and tucked between the trees (real smart). And the signs are garbage.

    I received one warning and one $100 ticket. It was after dark, and I was going to contest because I thought parks are closed at sunset, but that's the CC forest preserve I was thinking of.

    To those who got a ticket - I did contest it.
    So far I haven't heard back (it's been just over a week), but upon reviewing the footage and pics, there is no actual speed limit listed on the pictures as a point of reference as to if I was <10 over or >10 over. On a hand written ticket, the speed limit must be marked on the citation along with traveling speed and amount over.

    I will see if anything comes back one way or another. I have never contested a ticket before, via mail.

    I now have two license plate countermeasures that I may be testing soon. Doing a 6mph over run through cam, then waiting two weeks to see if I got a $35 ticket. If I get nothing in the mail, we the people have won :)

    Good luck, drive safely regardless. The city needs to pay for tons of park renovations this year, so why not use park zone speeding tickets....

  • EEH

    Tom G - the 20 MPH regulation is for cameras in school zones when children are present only, and posted speed limit when children are not present or after 4pm. The park camera zones are for the posted speed limit (30 MPH on Irving). Hope that helps!

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Ice Enchanted: Annual Ice Showcase at MSC

Fri, May 2, 2014 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Join us for our annual Ice Show: Ice Enchanted. Skaters from our skating program--ranging in age from four to adult--will entertain us with their talents and skating skills. The ice show runs for 3-days: May 2 @ 7:30pm, May 3 @ 7pm, and May 4 @ 2pm Reserved Seating $10; General Admission $5; Senior $5 Tickets go on sale March 31 in-person at MSC. Limited seating so get your tickets early!

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