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September 22, 2017 Update

From 9:00 am to 4:00 pm October 14 and from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm October 15 at Our Lady of Victory Roman Catholic Church, 5212 W. Agatite;

The changes include bump-outs at Central & Giddings, Central & Leland, and Central & Ainslie. A designated bike lane will be installed from Goodman to Gunnison, and a shared lane from Lawrence to Montrose. Finally, right-turn-only lanes will be installed on Central on both sides of Lawrence.

The changes include bump-outs at Central & Giddings, Central & Leland, and Central & Ainslie. A designated bike lane will be installed from Goodman to Gunnison, and a shared lane from Lawrence to Montrose. Finally, right-turn-only lanes will be installed on Central on both sides of Lawrence.

Sun., Sept 24, 9:30 am-1:30 pm,Jefferson Memorial Park, 4822 N. Long.Support your favorite vendors and purchase locally grown food at the Jefferson Park Sunday Market. The market runs through October and offers a great selection. More info: online.Free to attend, cost of purchases apply. 

Wed., Sept 27, 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...

Fri., Oct 13, 7-9 pm,Dunham Park Main Gym, 4638 N. Melvina. Dunham Park hosts Fall Skate Party. Bring your own skates, roller blades, helmets, pads, and...

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Through September 24, Erasing the Distance will host their inaugural SPARKfest at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee.

From 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on October 14 &15 at Fort Knox Studios/2112, 4245 N. Knox;

From 9:00 am to 5:00 pm October 14 and from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm October 15 at Lake Effect Brewing Company, 4727 W. Montrose, Suite C;

From 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on October 14 at the Muslim Community Center (Rivoli Theater), 4380 N. Elston;

From 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on October 14 & 15 at the Portage Lofts Art Center, 4141 N. Milwaukee; and

From 9:00 am to 2:00 pm October 14 and from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm October 15 at the Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee.

Tap, 3932 W. Irving Park Road. The meeting will be in the Independence Park Fieldhouse, 3945 N. Springfield.

Tap, 3932 W. Irving Park Road. The meeting will be in the Independence Park Fieldhouse, 3945 N. Springfield.

The 4400-block of North Mango at 1:05 am September 16; and

The 4100-block of North Long at 1:15 am September 16.

Coats can be dropped off at the Pantry, 3801 N. Keeler, during operating hours (Wednesday 9 am to noon and on October 10 from 6 pm...

...pm to 7:30 pm). Additional drop off locations include Disney II Magnet Elementary school (3815 N. Kedvale), Old Irving Brewing (4419 W. Montrose); and the Linnemyer front porch at 3822 N. Tripp...

...drop off locations include Disney II Magnet Elementary school (3815 N. Kedvale), Old Irving Brewing (4419 W. Montrose); and the Linnemyer front porch at 3822 N. Tripp...

...3815 N. Kedvale), Old Irving Brewing (4419 W. Montrose); and the Linnemyer front porch at 3822 N. Tripp...

Sat., Sept 23, 10:30 am-2:30 pm, 1300 W. Jackson.Celebrate the Chicago Police Department’s service to the Chicago community during an Open House...

Sun., Sept 24, 3 pm,St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner. St. John’s presents an afternoon of chamber music withThe Chen Family and Mio Nakamura.Free.

Tue., Sept 26, 7 pm,Rosedale Park, 6312 W. Rosedale. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during the Gladstone Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting.Free.

Wed., Sept 27, 4-7 pm, Potbelly, 4185 W. Irving Park.Satiate your appetite while giving back to a local school, Gray School, during thePotbelly Sandwich Shop Gives Back fundraiser. 25% of net sales will be donated to the school. Cost of purchases. 

Wed., Sept 27, 5-6:45 pm, The Kedzie Center, 4141 N. Kedzie, Suite 2. Join Community Mental Health for aCommunity Night on Suicide Awareness & Prevention panel discussion. Free.

Wed., Sept 27, 7-8 pm, Irving Park Y, 4251 W. Irving Park. Teens ages 12-18 are invited to play games and learn about what the Y Leaders program is all about during theTeen Leaders Club meeting. Snacks provided. Free.

Thur., Sept 28, 1113 Berwyn Gallery, 1113 W. Berwyn.Local artist Nicholas Conlon showcases his work in a pop-up art show titledAll My Work for Nothing. More info:online.

Sun., Oct 1, 2 pm,Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding. The Irving Park Fine Arts Committee presents Jim Konsbruck and Tom Clippert Guitar Duo. Reception with artists follows concert. Free admissions, donations accepted. 

Wed., Oct 4, 10 am-1 pm, 6332 N. Northwest Hwy,While you’re grabbing your morning cup of joe, chat with your friendly neighborhood cop during the 16th District’s Coffee With a Cop. Free.

Thur., Oct 12, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005.The senior enrichment seminar series hosts anEverything You Should Know about Guardianshipseminar. RSVP: 312-603-9233. Free.

Fri., Oct 13, 7-10 pm, St. Viator Recreation Center, 2nd Floor, 3644 N. Kedvale. Get in the Halloween spirit during St. Viator’sStairway to Insanity Haunted House. Intended for mature audiences.$10. 

Sat., Oct 14, 7 pm,St. John’s, 4939 W. Montrose. Exercise your brain during St. John Lutheran’sTrivia Night. Cash prize for first place. More info: email organizers or 773-736-1196.$17/person; $170/table of 10.

Tue., Oct 17, 7 pm,Latvian Community Center, 4146 N. Elston. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during the West Walker Civic Association general meeting.Free.

Thur., Oct 19, 5-8 pm, Irish American Heritage Center, Erin Room, 4626 N. Knox. Minton-Regan Properties is hosting a Seniors in Transition event. An abundance of resources will be available to educate and enhance the life of seniors and their children. Appetizers and drinks served. Free.

Sat., Oct 28, 4-6 pm, Belding Elementary, 4257 N. Tripp. Join in on the fun during theBelding Fall Fun Fair. DJ, costume party, prizes, and a bouncy house obstacle course.Donations Accepted. 

    September 22, 2017 Update
    Dear Nieghbor, Through September 24, Erasing the Distance will host their inaugural SPARKfest at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee. Erasing the Distance (EDT) is a theater collective that works to raise public awareness and destigmatize around mental illness. They creates scripts using real interviews with people living with mental illness.
    http://ward45.org

  • Helen, studies conducted down in Sarasota FL support your contention regarding food for the homeless. They indicated that somewhere around 85 to 90% of money given to panhandlers is spent on alcohol or drugs. Really want to help them? Give your money to the Salvation Army, it will be spent to truly help those in need.

  • ch1cag0rob 15-year Logan Squarite, in JP since June 2015

    I've worked as a psych tech in a mental hospital. I've worked with the Chicago Department of Family & Support Services with their Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), and I've worked with the Chicago Housing Authority. From my experiences, I can tell you that:

    A) More than 90% of the...

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    I've worked as a psych tech in a mental hospital. I've worked with the Chicago Department of Family & Support Services with their Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), and I've worked with the Chicago Housing Authority. From my experiences, I can tell you that:

    A) More than 90% of the chronically homeless (meaning homeless for more than a day or two) are mentally ill.

    B) A very large majority of the non-schizophrenic mentally ill are addicted substance abusers, which prevents them from being allowed to stay in shelters.

    C) There are actually plenty of beds available in public + private shelters across the City. But in order to stay there, you have to be off drugs / alcohol. A large percentage of the homeless do not qualify for these shelters.

    D) Of the schizophrenic / psychotic homeless (characterized by delusions and irrational speech patterns), most are there because they stopped taking their meds after they were released from the hospital. Help must be forced upon these people, as they will (usually) not seek it out on their own.

    E) There is not nearly enough state and federal money set up to support victims of severe / acute mental illness. It sucks, but there's actually no place for lots of these people to stay.

    Solutions? I call the cops on the homeless, and I never give them food or money. I want the cops to bring them to mental institutions (or jail them temporarily if necessary). And we absolutely must force our layers of government to provide increased funding for mental health.

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Excellent Painter Needed

Hey guys! Moving soon and need painter(s) for 1000 sq ft house plus finished basement (3 bedrooms). Experience with house that was smoked in would be helpful (maybe using Kilz first?). Any recommendations?? Thanks!!

  • Brushman4 Serving the best since "53"

    @Terry you'er delusional if you think dry cleaning sponges will clean nicotine.

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    Try cleaning with amonia and water mix cuts grease.Must gave adequate ventilation when using.

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  • Everything IS AWESOME with Legos!

    Ms. Fleischhacker Hurley is asking for $983.86:
    My students need Lego 200 Random Pieces, Lego Education Wheels Set, Upgrade Building Base plates, Dreambuilder Toy Building Bricks 1,000 pieces, and Estes Alpha Rocket Bulk Pack.
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STILL A CHANCE TO BEAT 5150 bldg call Illinois Department of Housing Authority

Illinois Department of Housing Authority still needs to approve the 5150 N. Northwest hwy bldg and its currently being decided now. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE call Illinois Department of Housing Authority and write to your State Senator, State Legislature and State Rep asking to NOT approve. Make sure you call the IDHA office and state your disapproval. They are our LAST chance to stop it and Arena knows this!! The more people who call and show disapproval the better chance we...

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Illinois Department of Housing Authority still needs to approve the 5150 N. Northwest hwy bldg and its currently being decided now. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE call Illinois Department of Housing Authority and write to your State Senator, State Legislature and State Rep asking to NOT approve. Make sure you call the IDHA office and state your disapproval. They are our LAST chance to stop it and Arena knows this!! The more people who call and show disapproval the better chance we have at beating Arena. State Rep will help stop if they hear our voice.

312-836-5200. Www.ihda.org

My husband and I are Minorities and I DARE Arena to claim we're Racist! He has No idea what the word means. Please contact IDHA and state your disapproval.

IDHA is our Hail Mary.

    IHDA - Illinois Housing Development Authority
    The Illinois Hardest Hit Program Are you among the hardest hit and need help paying your mortgage? Help is available through the Illinois Hardest Hit program . Homeowners who have experienced a 15% reduction in income due to a hardship may be eligible for up to $35,000 in reinstatement and/or ongoing monthly mortgage assistance while working to regain financial stability.
    https://www.ihda.org

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...real estate experience and in 2015 transitioned to a career in residential real estate with Long and Foster. She is also co-founder and chief operating officer of KID Museum, a new kind...

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    EVANSTON - Twelve new directors representing an array of different disciplines from education, law and real estate to business, marketing and technology have been elected to the Northwestern Alumni Association (NAA) Board of Directors. The NAA Board of Directors is made up of alumni leaders who represent nearly every undergraduate, graduate and professional school from the University.
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September 14, 2017 Update

The changes include bump-outs at Central & Giddings, Central & Leland, and Central & Ainslie. A designated bike lane will be installed from Goodman to Gunnison, and a shared lane from Lawrence to Montrose. Finally, right-turn-only lanes will be installed on Central on both sides of Lawrence.

The changes include bump-outs at Central & Giddings, Central & Leland, and Central & Ainslie. A designated bike lane will be installed from Goodman to Gunnison, and a shared lane from Lawrence to Montrose. Finally, right-turn-only lanes will be installed on Central on both sides of Lawrence.

The 4800-block of North Milwaukee between 3:00 pm and 3:30 pm on September 6;

The 5400-block of West Higgins between 2:20 am September 6 and 12:25 am September 7; and

Sun., Sept 17, 9 am-2 pm,Copernicus Center Parking Lot, Lawrence and Lipps. There is something for everyone at thisFlea Market/Garage Sale. Upwards of 30 vendors will...

Tue., Sept 19, 1 pm, 16th District Police Station, Community Room 5151 N. Milwaukee. Meet officers and receive helpful resources during the Monthly Senior Meeting. Special guest Angela M. Gambino from Brokerage Resources will attend. Win fun prizes during Bingo! More info: 312-742-4521.Free.

Sun., Sept 24, 9:30 am-1:30 pm,Jefferson Memorial Park, 4822 N. Long.Support your favorite vendors and purchase locally grown food at the Jefferson Park Sunday Market. The market runs through October and offers a great selection. More info: online. Free to attend, cost of purchases apply. 

Wed., Sept 27, 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.

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The Independence Park Advisory Council is hosting their 4th annual Independence Park Beer Fest on Saturday, September 16, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield.

The 3200-block of North Lavergne at 11:00 pm on August 18;

The 5200-block of West Patterson between 5:00 pm August 20 and 2:00 am August 22;

The 5100-block of West Eddy between 9:00 pm August 21 and 8:00 am August 22;

The 3700-block of North Laramie at 10:20 am on September 11.

Celebrate ten years of exceptional theater at the Filament during their Tenth Anniversary Benefit. The event will take place on Saturday, October 7, at 7:30 pm at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee.

Classes meet every Tuesday from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Education and Training Division at 1300 W. Jackson.

Sat., Sept 16, 9 am,17th District Station, Community Room, 4650 N. Pulaski.Teens can discuss how they can fight crime during aPeer Jury – Youth Beat Meeting. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Sat., Sept 16, 9 am-3 pm, Messiah Lutheran Church Parking Lot, 6200 W. Addison. Drop off donations toHelp Hurricane Harvey Families. Collecting new closing, new socks, new undergarments, diapers...

Sun., Sept 17, 8 am-noon, Irving Park Lutheran Church gym, 4057 N. Harding. Stop by to enjoy aPancake Breakfast fundraiser by By Scout Troop 863.Cost of purchases. 

Sun., Sept 17, 10 am-2 pm, Portage Park, 4100 N. Long. Vendors gather on the NW corner of Long and Irving Park to offer locally grown...

...am-2 pm, Portage Park, 4100 N. Long. Vendors gather on the NW corner of Long and Irving Park to offer locally grown produce, meats, dairy, baked goods, specialty items, prepared foods, and more...

Mon., Sept 18, 3-6 pm, 5940 N. Milwaukee. State Senator Mulroe and State Representative Martwick host a2017 Free Flu Shot and ICASH event...

Thur., Sept 21, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005.The senior enrichment seminar series hosts a This Place Seems Nice: Adult Daycare Servicesseminar. RSVP: 312-603-9233.Free.

Thur., Sept. 21, 5-6 pm, Gray Elementary School, 3730 N. Laramie. Learn about exciting educational opportunities during the Gray School Family and Community Open House. More info:Gray website. Free.

Sun., Sept 24, 3 pm, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner.St. John’s presents an afternoon of chamber music with The Chen Family and Mio Nakamura. Free.

Tue., Sept 26, 7 pm, Rosedale Park, 6312 W. Rosedale.Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during theGladstone Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting.Free.

Wed., Sept 27, 4-7 pm, Potbelly, 4185 W. Irving Park.Satiate your appetite while giving back to a local school, Gray School, during thePotbelly Sandwich Shop Gives Back fundraiser. 25% of net sales will be donated to the school. Cost of purchases. 

Wed., Sept 27, 5-6:45 pm, The Kedzie Center, 4141 N. Kedzie, Suite 2. Join Community Mental Health for a Community Night on Suicide Awareness & Prevention panel discussion. Free.

Thur., Sept 28,1113 Berwyn Gallery, 1113 W. Berwyn. Local artist Nicholas Conlon showcases his work in a pop-up art show titledAll My Work for Nothing. More info: online.

    September 14, 2017 Update
    Dear Neighbor, This version of the newsletter contains a correction to the section on the Central Avenue Transformation. The corrected version of the newsletter is below. The Independence Park Advisory Council is hosting their 4th annual Independence Park Beer Fest on Saturday, September 16, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Independence Park, 3945 N.
    http://ward45.org

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Central Avenue Transformation

The changes include bump-outs at Central & Giddings, Central & Leland, and Central & Ainslie. A designated bike lane will be installed from Goodman to Gunnison, and a shared lane from Lawrence to Montrose. Finally, right-turn-only lanes will be installed on Central on both sides of Lawrence.

The changes include bump-outs at Central & Giddings, Central & Leland, and Central & Ainslie. A designated bike lane will be installed from Goodman to Gunnison, and a shared lane from Lawrence to Montrose. Finally, right-turn-only lanes will be installed on Central on both sides of Lawrence.

    Central Avenue Transformation
    Work began last week to transform Central Avenue to improve safety for all users. The changes include bump-outs at Central & Giddings, Central & Leland, and Central & Ainslie. A designated bike lane will be installed from Goodman to Gunnison, and a shared lane from Lawrence to Montrose.
    http://ward45.org

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Open House Chicago

From 9:00 am to 4:00 pm October 14 and from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm October 15 at Our Lady of Victory Roman Catholic Church, 5212 W. Agatite;

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From 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on October 14 &15 at Fort Knox Studios/2112, 4245 N. Knox;

From 9:00 am to 5:00 pm October 14 and from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm October 15 at Lake Effect Brewing Company, 4727 W. Montrose, Suite C;

From 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on October 14 at the Muslim Community Center (Rivoli Theater), 4380 N. Elston;

From 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on October 14 & 15 at the Portage Lofts Art Center, 4141 N. Milwaukee; and

From 9:00 am to 2:00 pm October 14 and from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm October 15 at the Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee.

    Open House Chicago
    For the second year in a row, the Chicago Architecture Foundation will make its way to the far Northwest Side during their 7th annual Open House Tour. On October 14 & 15, the free tour will feature six historically significant buildings in the Portage Park neighborhoods.
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The Impact of Airplane Emissions

There is a lot of concern about airplane emissions and noise with the runway reconfigurations in Jeff Park and the far NW side in general.

This is an interesting article as it relates to the science on the effects of aircraft emissions on the people below.

https://www.google.com/amp/relay.nationalgeographic.com/proxy/distribution/public/amp/news/2010/10/101005-planes-pollution-deaths-science-environment

    Plane Exhaust Kills More People Than Plane Crashes
    There's a new fear of flying: You're more likely to die from exposure to toxic pollutants in plane exhaust than in a plane crash, a new study suggests. In recent years, airplane crashes have killed about a thousand people annually, whereas plane emissions kill about ten thousand people each year, researchers say.
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Where to take a broken lamp?

My side table lamp decided to poop out after many years. Probably just needs rewiring or a new socket. Can anyone recommend where I could take it to be fixed?

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Handyman for window repair

We have a leaking window and need a repair. The window itself is newer and in good shape. We are looking for someone who can remove the capping around the window, repair any water damage to the frame and add flashing, house wrap to seal it up and replace the capping. Any recommendations would be appreciated.

  • If this is a newer window, call the manufacturer. the window is probably under warranty ..

  • Jeffrey Littleton Making the magic happen.

    It sounds like a bad install, manufacturer warranties won't cover it.

  • Try my handman - his name is Erwin and his company is 831 Projects. 1.773.683.8528 . Tell him Debbi and Snuggles recommended him.

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Calling the Cops on the Metra Station Homeless

I called 911 to report the people sleeping on the steps at the JP transit station's Metra platform stairs during yesterday morning's commute, and they're gone now. When the homeless are there, the area smells like urine and there's frequently garbage or other nasty stuff getting in the way of commuters. I highly recommend that we all call 911 whenever we see the homeless camped out there.

Lest you think I'm heartless, I worked with the homeless as a psych...

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I called 911 to report the people sleeping on the steps at the JP transit station's Metra platform stairs during yesterday morning's commute, and they're gone now. When the homeless are there, the area smells like urine and there's frequently garbage or other nasty stuff getting in the way of commuters. I highly recommend that we all call 911 whenever we see the homeless camped out there.

Lest you think I'm heartless, I worked with the homeless as a psych tech in a mental hospital, working for the City of Chicago's DFSS, and as a consultant with the CHA. I'm well aware that the great majority of homeless are mentally ill and that treatment options are under funded. But we still need to force them into treatment (via getting the police involved). They often won't go without being forced.

  • Craig E. Friend of Chicago

    We were downtown a couple weeks ago and took the blue line from river road to Michigan ave then walked to Navy Pier and enjoyed a couple hours there. Then we walked around wacker and state street and there are people almost ever fifty feet looking for money and it's...

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    We were downtown a couple weeks ago and took the blue line from river road to Michigan ave then walked to Navy Pier and enjoyed a couple hours there. Then we walked around wacker and state street and there are people almost ever fifty feet looking for money and it's sad. And what really makes me mad is all the taxpayer money that goes to illegals that could be used to help the homeless. Now many homeless could be illegal don't really know. There was a gentleman in a doorway with two very young kids hiding in the corner. Just think about how all the tourists see Chicago when they see these homeless people. JMO

  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    What tax payer money goes to "illegals"? What about the tax-payer money going to agribusinesses like Archer Daniels Midland to keep sugar prices artificially low? Corporate welfare is the problem!

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