Sep 09

Updated 25 hours ago

September 8, 2017 Update

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.

Fri., Sept 8, 6:30-8:30 pm,Storehouse Church, 5701 W. Montrose. The 16th District invites youth ages 12-19 to join them for a Youth Ice Cream Social. Leaders discuss the benefits of giving back to your community by volunteering and how we can better our neighborhood. More info: 312-742-4521. 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, 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...

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.

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The event runs September 8 through September 10 at 6030 N. Milwaukee. Visit Throwback Music Fest’s website to learn more about the event and view the entertainment line up.

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.

Applicants will be selected via a lottery process on Tuesday, October 31, at 9:00 am in Preston Bradley Hall on the third floor at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street.

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

Sat., Sept 9, 9 am-1 pm, SRB Community Spirit Garden, Higgins & Central. Looking for an easy way to socialize, spend time outside, and get your hands dirty...

Sat., Sept 9, 9 am-3 pm, Dunham Park, 4638 N. Melvina. Swing by the front lawn, the side lawn, and the main field house for the Dunham Park Neighborhood Yard Sale. More info & register for a spot: online.$15/10 ‘x 10’ spot. Free to attend, cost of purchases apply. 

Sat., Sept 9, 10 am-12 pm, Eugene Field Park, 5100 N. Ridgeway.  Join the 17th District for a Women’s Self Defense Workshop. Email organizers or call 312-742-4588 to RSVP. Free.

Sat., Sept 9, 12-7 pm, 4144 N. Kenneth. George Gonzalez and Mary Foster showcase their work in an Art in the Garden show. This is an oudoor art show in a private city garden. Join for an afternoon of botanical paintings, photography, flora, fauna, and fun. More info:online. Free.

Sun., Sept 10, 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. 

Mon., Sept 11,7pm, Basement of the Irving Park Baptist Church, 4401 W. Irving Park. Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during the Old Irving Park Association meeting. Free. 

Tue., Sept 12, 8:30 am, St. Edward School, 4343 W. Sunnyside. Join teachers and faculty for Tour Tuesday at St. Edward School. More info: 773-736-9133. Free.

Tue., Sept 12, 1-3 pm, The Kilpatrick Renaissance, 4655 W. Berteau. Join the Kilpatrick Renaissance for an afternoon of welness information, give-aways, door prizes, and refreshments during a Health & Wellness Senior Fair. Raffle winner every 15 minutes. More info: 773-283-4655. Free

Tue., Sept 12, 7 pm, Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn.Learn what you can do about crime during the1731 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free. 

Wed., Sept 13, 7 pm, Athletic Field Park, 3546 W. Addison. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1732-1733 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

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.

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.

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, 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.

    September 8, 2017 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Just because school has started doesn't mean summer is over. I hope you will join me this Sunday, September 10, at the Jefferson Park Sunday Market. Your favorite vendors will be back with a great selection of produce, baked goods, unique artisan products, and much more.
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25 hours ago

Portage Park Robbers Stab 55-Year-Old Man Who Refused To Give Them Money

The incident occurred in the 4100 block of North Long Avenue around 1:31 a.m.

Police believe the same group had robbed someone else at gunpoint about 30 minutes earlier in the 4400 block of North Mango Avenue, according to an alert issued Saturday.

    Portage Park Robbers Stab 55-Year-Old Man Who Refused To Give Them Money
    CHICAGO - A group of robbers stabbed a 55-year-old man and left him in critical condition after he refused to give them money in Portage Park early Saturday morning, police said. The incident occurred in the 4100 block of North Long Avenue around 1:31 a.m.
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2 days ago

Updated 44 hours ago

Man seriously injured during robbery on Northwest Side

Shortly before 2 a.m., the man was approached my three people in the 4100 block of North Long Avenue when they announced a robbery, police said.

    Man seriously injured during robbery on Northwest Side
    A 55-year-old man was left in critical condition early Saturday morning after he was stabbed during a robbery on the Northwest Side in the Portage neighborhood,
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

2 days ago

Police alert residents of armed robberies on Northwest Side, in Albany Park businesses

...is in custody tonight. Early Saturday, police say three suspects approached a man in the 4100 block of north Long. The man refused to hand over his possessions. One of the robbers stabbed him in...

    Police alert residents of armed robberies on Northwest Side, in Albany Park businesses
    CHICAGO -- Armed robberies throughout Chicago have police on alert and encouraging communities to be on alert as well. Chicago police are warning residents on the Northwest Side about two armed robberies, and no one is in custody tonight. Early Saturday, police say three suspects approached a man in the 4100 block of north Long.
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6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Alderman John Arena shared Friends of Beard's...

...our local schools while enjoying the delicious food from Trattoria Porretta Ristorante, Pizzeria, and Catering, 3556 N. Central. Tomorrow starting at 4:00 pm, 15% of all purchases will go towards Friends of...

    Friends of Beard Poretta's Dinner
    15% of all purchases will go towards Friends of Beard, NFP . This includes dine in, take out, delivery, gift certificates, and pre-orders on catering....
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  • Deutsch portage36

    50% of all purchases? so i buy a $18 meal, $9 goes to cause? or 50% of all profits? big difference.

  • 15 not 50.

3 days ago

Northwest suburban police blotter

• Daniel J. Fricano, 22, of the 6200 block of Warwick, Chicago, was arrested Aug. 25 during a traffic stop at Milwaukee and Winkelman avenues and charged with possession of controlled substance and DUI. The report said officers found two bags of Xanax in his car.

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Burglars stole a laptop computer around 8 a.m. Sept. 13 out of an unlocked vehicle on the 400 block of Harvard Lane. Value was estimated at $800.

• Natalia Uhryn, 24, of the 4900 block of Moody, Chicago, was arrested Aug. 24 at Motel 6, 540 N. Milwaukee Ave., and charged with prostitution after police received a tip from motel employees.

• Natalia Uhryn, 24, of the 4900 block of Moody, Chicago, was arrested Aug. 24 at Motel 6, 540 N. Milwaukee Ave., and charged with prostitution after police received a tip from motel employees.

    Northwest suburban police blotter
    A 17-year-old Wheeling boy was tricked into sending naked pictures of himself to an unknown female on Snapchat around 9:18 p.m. Sept. 5. After she received the photos, she told him to send more or she would disseminate them. He told his mother and she notified police.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

3 days ago

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo to the a...

Lost! #Chicago #IL #PortagePark (Addison & Menard) Ninja - Male Pomeranian. Black. Call 312-608-2289. Friendly. Cook County. 60634. Missing 09/14...


4 days ago

Thieves targeting minivans on NW Side

5200-block of West Patterson Avenue between 5 p.m. Aug. 20 and 2 a.m. Aug. 22;

5100-block of West Eddy Street between 9 p.m. Aug. 21 and 8 a.m. Aug. 22;

5900-block of West Eddy Street between 6:15 p.m. Aug. 31 and 9:45 a.m. Sept. 1;

3700-block of North Laramie Avenue at 10:20 a.m. Sept. 11

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3200-block of North Lavergne Avenue at 11 p.m. Aug. 18;

4800-block of North Milwaukee Avenue between 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Sept. 6;

    Thieves targeting minivans on NW Side
    Live Broadcast WATCH NOW BREAKING NEWS Program Note: September 14, 2017 Truth and Lies: The Murder of Laci Peterson to Air overnight at 1:05 a.m. WATCH LIVE BREAKING NEWS Program Note: September 14, 2017 Truth and Lies: The Murder of Laci Peterson to Air overnight at 1:05 a.m.
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Sep 11

There is a black and white collie mix dog run...

There is a black and white collie mix dog running around near Leclaire and Irving right now. Has a collar. Won't respond to us.

    Lost Dogs Illinois
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Aug 13 2016

Updated Sep 10

August 12, 2016 Newsletter

...be a spring to the 606. Those interested will meet at Fannie’s Bake Shop, 5040 W. Montrose, at 7:30 am. Make sure to load up on coffee and scones as you...

Performances will take place at Community Tavern, 4038 N. Milwaukee (across the street from the Filament Theatre), September 24 through October 3. Tickets are $35 and go on sale Monday, August 15, at 9 am. Ticket price includes a 5-course prix fixe tasting menu. Seating is limited.

Sat., Aug 13, 6-11 pm, Filament Theater, 4041 N. Milwaukee.Enjoy live music, dancing, games, activities, tasty snacks, raffles, and more during the Half Way to Mardi Gras Summer Bash. More info and purchase tickets online. $15-$350.

Sat., Aug 13, 8 pm, Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee.The newest female lyricist on the hip hop scene Dej Loaf is hitting the Portage Theater. Tickets: online. $22.50-$65.

Tues., Aug 16, noon, Austin-Irving Library, 6100 W. Irving Park. Join guest speakers Tony Powers of the Austin-Irving Library, Mark Hopkins of LegalShield, and...

Thur., Aug 18, 7:46-9:31 pm, Portage Park, 4100 N. Long. Start time is approximate, as all movies begin at dusk. Join neighbors for an evening under the stars catching the family-friendly movie Zootopia. Free.

...Portage Park, 4100 N. Long.Vendors gather in the southeast corner of the park near Irving Park and Long to sell their locally grown produce, meats, dairy, baked goods, specialty items, and prepared foods...

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.

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The Jefferson Park Sunday Market is every other Sunday from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm at Jefferson Memorial Park, 4822 N. Long. View their full schedule and vendor list online.

On Tuesday, August 2, Ray’s Roundup Bar & Grill opened its doors in Portage Park at 3930 N. Cicero.

This past Monday, August 8, Bow Truss opened its tenth location in the 45th Ward. Coffee aficionados will have no trouble accessing robust delights at the new location, as it opened next to the Irving Park CTA and Metra stations at 3982 N. Avondale.

...man driving a tan colored 4-door SUV pulled alongside a child walking in the 5100-block of North McVicker Avenue near Higgins Avenue. The man said, “Hey, what’s up?” to the child, which led...

...orientation, and submit an application. The 8-week course will be held at McGuane Park (2900 S. Halsted) on Tuesdays, September 13 through November 1, 6:5-8:45 pm. A $125 fee...

6 to 7 pm on Monday, August 29, at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Dr.;

Noon to 1 pm on Thursday, September 1, at the Alliance for the Great Lakes, 150 N. Michigan Ave., #700.

Prussing Elementary, 4650 N. Menard, is seeking volunteers to help re-paint the first floor of the school after lead was found in the existing paint.

Applicants will be selected via lottery on Friday, October 28, 2016, at the Chicago Cultural Center, located at 78 E. Washington Street, in the Preston Bradley Hall, 3rd floor, starting at 9 am.

The event will run September 9, through September 11, at 6030 N. Milwaukee. Visit Throwback Music Fest’s website to learn more about the event and view the entertainment line up.

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.

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., Aug 13, 9:30 am-3:30 pm, St. Cornelius Church, 5430 W. Foster. Find a variety of items still in great shape at the St. Cornelius School Sale. Everything must go. Cash only.More info: online. Free.

Sun., Aug 14, 9 am-noon, Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield. The 12th year of the Michelin-Guide-recommended Independence Park Farmers Market continues twice a...

Mon., Aug 15, 4:30-6:30 pm,17th District Community Room, 4650 N. Pulaski. Join friends, family, and neighbors for a Back to School Fair. Refreshments, face painting, back to school giveaways, and raffles. Resources and other information also available. More info: call 312-742-4588Free.

Tues., Aug 16, 6-7:30 pm,Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence. Learn about Treasurer Summers’ plan to re-invest in Chicago and what neighbors across the city are doing to make it happen during the Fund 77 Findings and Fight presentation. Free.

Wed., Aug 17, 3-4:30 pm, Business Affairs and Consumer Protection, 121 N. LaSalle, Room 805. Learn the whys, whens, & whats of implementing policies during an Employee Policies, Handbooks, and Agreements workshop. Free.

Thur., Aug 18, 7 pm, Windsor Tavern, 4530 N. Milwaukee.Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during the Jefferson Park Forward monthly meeting. Agenda and more info: online.Free.

Fri., Aug 19, 6:30-8 pm,Gladstone Park, 5421 N. Menard. Students aged 12 thru 18 will perform rock and roll classics from all eras and genres in their School of Rock live show. Free.

Thur., Aug 25, 8:30 pm, Wilson Park, 4630 N. Milwaukee. Movie start time is approximate, as all movies start at dusk. Join neighbors for the Chicago classic Ferris Bueller’s Day Off for the Movies in the Parks series. Presented by Bank of America. Free.

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

Wed., Aug 31, 7 pm, Basement Auditorium of Congregational Church, 5320 W. Giddings. Join neighbors for the monthly Jefferson Park Neighborhood Association meeting. Free.

Sat., Sept 10, 10 am-2 pm,Dunham Park, 4638 N. Melvina.Learn more about available community and government resources during Sen. John Mulroe’s annual Community Resource Fair. Free.

Sat., Sept 10, 10 am-2 pm,Columbus Park Refectory, 5701 W. Jackson. Join other professionals for the next Small Business Center On the Road expo. Christopher G...

Sun., Sept 11, 11:30 am, Irving Park Cemetery, 7777 W. Irving Park. Remember those who died, those who served, and those who carry on during the 15th year anniversary 9/11 Memorial Service. Lunch to follow. Free.

Mon., Sept 12, 7 pm, Irving Park Baptist Church basement, 4401 W. Irving Park. Learn how you can become more involved with the community by attending the monthly Old Irving Park Association meeting. Free.

Tue., Sept 13, 7 pm, Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn. 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., Sept 14, 7 pm, Athletic Park Field House, 3546 W. Addison. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1732-1733 Beat CAPS meeting. Find your bat at the 17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588.Free.

Thur., Sept 15, 5-8 pm, Hoyne Bank Parking Lot, 4729 N. Milwaukee. Need to shred old, sensitive documents? I’m hosting a Shred-a-Thon. Help prevent identity theft by bringing these documents. More info:email or call 773-286-4545.Free.

Sun., Sept 18, noon-6 pm, St. Cornelius Church, 5205 N. Lieb.Join neighbors to celebrate during St. Cornelius’ 90th Anniversary Block Party. There will be hot dogs, hamburgers, plenty to drink, and lots of fun, family-friendly activities. Free.

Wed., Sept 21, 7 pm, 16th District Station Community Room, 5151 N. Milwaukee. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1622 beat CAPS meeting. Find your beat at the 16th district beat map. Free.

    August 12, 2016 Newsletter | Alderman John Arena - Chicago's 45th Ward
    Dear Neighbor, The Jefferson Park Sunday Market is hosting a Theater Day at the Market this Sunday, August 14. Performers from Fringe Fest and Windy City Players will be attending to entertain shoppers and let them know about their upcoming productions. Mister E. Machine will also provide his music, which has received rave reviews.
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Sep 09

10th Anniversary Benefit

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.

    10th Anniversary Benefit
    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. The celebration will feature food from your favorite Six Corners restaurants with throwback performances from your favorite productions including The Monster in the Hall, The Snow Queen, The Van Gogh Cafe, and more.
    http://ward45.org

Sep 05

Root for your favorite boxer & watch them duk...

Root for your favorite boxer & watch them duke it out at Portage Park (4100 N. Long) on Thurs, Sept. 7 at 7pm. Witness the amazing bouts featuring our local boxers.


Aug 27

Updated Sep 02

Jefferson Park Shooting Wounds 15-Year-Old

At 11:30 p.m.,the boy was sitting inside a car in the 6300 block of West Montrose Avenue when someone in a mask walked up to him and fired shots, police said.

    Jefferson Park Shooting Wounds 15-Year-Old
    CHICAGO - A 15-year-old boy was shot and wounded in Jefferson Park on Saturday night, police said. At 11:30 p.m.,the boy was sitting inside a car in the 6300 block of West Montrose Avenue when someone in a mask walked up to him and fired shots, police said.
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  • Believe me this happens all over gangs are not just in Chicago and Glenview and Winnetka do have this problem we just don't hear about but I have family there and they tell me

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    Show me in Glen veiw no way
    .

Sep 01

September 1, 2017 Update

Tue., Sept 5, 7:30 pm, Six Corners Lofts, 4041 N. Milwaukee, #301.Get involved to make a difference in your community by attending theSix Corners Association design meeting. Free.

Fri., Sept 8, 6:30-8:30 pm,Storehouse Church, 5701 W. Montrose. The 16th District invites youth ages 12-19 to join them for a Youth Ice Cream Social. Leaders discuss the benefits of giving back to your community by volunteering and how we can better our neighborhood. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

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...

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Taste of Polonia returns to the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence, on Labor Day Weekend, September 1 through September 4.

Both sides of Kostner from 4049 N. Kostner to Irving Park

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.

Applicants will be selected via a lottery process on Tuesday, October 31, at 9:00 am in Preston Bradley Hall on the third floor at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street.

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

Sat., Sept 2, 9 am-1 pm, SRB Community Spirit Garden, Higgins & Central. Looking for an easy way to socialize, spend time outside, and get your hands dirty...

Sat., Sept 2, 10-11 am, CACC Auditorium, 2741 S. Western. Learn about proper vet care, socialization, and training tips for puppies at aPuppy Parents Workshop. Workshop is for humans only. There will be info on puppy training classes. Free.

Sat., Sept 9, 9 am-3 pm, Dunham Park, 4638 N. Melvina. Swing by the front lawn, the side lawn, and the main field house for the Dunham Park Neighborhood Yard Sale. More info & register for a spot: online.$15/10 ‘x 10’ spot. Free to attend, cost of purchases apply. 

Sat., Sept 9, 10 am-12 pm, Eugene Field Park, 5100 N. Ridgeway.  Join the 17th District for a Women’s Self Defense Workshop. Email organizers or call 312-742-4588 to RSVP. Free.

Sat., Sept 9, 12-7 pm, 4144 N. Kenneth. George Gonzalez and Mary Foster showcase their work in an Art in the Garden show. This is an oudoor art show in a private city garden. Join for an afternoon of botanical paintings, photography, flora, fauna, and fun. More info:online. Free.

Sun., Sept 10, 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. 

Sun., Sept 10, 10:30 am-1:30 pm,Throwback Festival, 6030 N. Milwaukee. Swing by beer tent #3 during Throwback Fest to support the SRB Community Spirit Garden. They will be serving beer and working for tips to go back to the garden. Cost of purchases. 

Mon., Sept 11,7pm, Basement of the Irving Park Baptist Church, 4401 W. Irving Park. Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during the Old Irving Park Association meeting. Free. 

Tue., Sept 12, 1-3 pm, The Kilpatrick Renaissance, 4655 W. Berteau. Join the Kilpatrick Renaissance for an afternoon of welness information, give-aways, door prizes, and refreshments during a Health & Wellness Senior Fair. Raffle winner every 15 minutes. More info: 773-283-4655. Free

Tue., Sept 12, 7 pm, Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn.Learn what you can do about crime during the1731 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free. 

Wed., Sept 13, 7 pm, Athletic Field Park, 3546 W. Addison. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1732-1733 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

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.

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.

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, 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.

    September 1, 2017 Update
    Dear Neighbor, As we enter a holiday weekend, I want to remind everyone to be extra cautious on our streets. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there is an average of 308 fatal accidents per year in the United States over Labor Day weekend.
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Aug 31

Alderman John Arena shared DNAinfo Far Northw...

Make sure to swing by The Beauty Crew at their new location, 4048 N. Milwaukee, and say hello. While you're there, book an appointment and freshen up your look!

    The Beauty Crew Relocates From Irving Park To 6 Corners
    PORTAGE PARK - The boutique makeup and eyebrow salon The Beauty Crew cut the ribbon on its new shop in the Six Corners Shopping District on Friday, its owner said. Lisa Pizzello had spent three years operating her salon at 4268 W.
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Aug 30

Alderman John Arena shared Friends of Portage...

Looking for a way to help victims of Hurricane Harvey? Friends of Portage Park is collecting blankets to ship to shelters housing those displaced. Drop off yours between now and 9:00 pm on Friday at the Portage Park field house, 4100 N. Long.


Aug 27

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo to the a...

Is This Your Lost Dog? #Chicago #IL #BelmontGardens (Lockwood & Grace) Female Terrier.Black Call 773-677-2882 Email Alexmjh@yahoo.com to identify. This dog...

    Lost Dogs Illinois
    This is an album of dogs that have been found by good Samaritans.
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Aug 27

Teen boy among 7 shot in Saturday attacks

...shot about 11:30 p.m. Saturday while he was in a car in the 6300 block of West Montrose Avenue in the Jefferson Park neighborhood on the city's Northwest Side, police said. The shooter...

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...year-old man was critically wounded in a shooting inside an apartment building in the 2900 block of West 40th Street. About 11:40 p.m., someone went into the building and opened fire, striking the...

Two people were wounded in a shooting about 11:10 p.m. in the 3900 block of West Van Buren Street in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, police said. The men were standing outside when someone...

...old man was critically wounded in a shooting about 11:05 p.m. in the 6200 block of South Laflin Street in the Englewood neighborhood, police said. The man was found on the ground with a...

...an 18-year-old man was shot in the abdomen while he was in the 6900 block of South Prairie Avenue in the Park Manor neighborhood, police said. He took himself to St. Bernard Hospital, where...

An 18-year-old man was shot in the head Saturday night in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. It happened about 7:10 p.m. in the 3300 block of West Potomac Avenue, police said. The shooter walked up to him and opened fire. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.

    Teen boy among 7 shot in Saturday attacks
    A 15-year-old boy was among seven people who were wounded in separate attacks since Saturday afternoon, according to police. The 15-year-old boy was shot about 11:30 p.m. Saturday while he was in a car in the 6300 block of West Montrose Avenue in the Jefferson Park neighborhood on the city's Northwest Side, police said.
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Aug 26

Man tried to lure 5-year-old with candy in Jefferson Park

...A white male approached the child around 3:30 p.m. on Friday on the 4400 block of North Laporte Avenue. He had a dog with him and touched the girl on her shoulder, asked her...

    Man tried to lure 5-year-old with candy in Jefferson Park
    CHICAGO - A man tried to lure a five-year-old girl with candy in the city's Jefferson Park neighborhood, police said. A white male approached the child around 3:30 p.m. on Friday on the 4400 block of North Laporte Avenue.
    http://wgntv.com

Aug 26

Cops warn of attempted child luring in Jefferson Park neighborhood

About 3:30 p.m Friday, a girl was in the 4400 block of North Laporte Avenue when a man with a dog approached her, touched her shoulder and asked if she wanted candy. He then asked her to go with him, police said.

    Cops warn of attempted child luring in Jefferson Park neighborhood
    Police said a man tried to lure a 5-year-old girl with candy Friday afternoon on the Northwest Side in the Jefferson Park area.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Aug 26

Man Walking Dog In Portage Park Tried Luring 5-Year-Old Girl With Candy

The incident occurred in the 4400 block of North Laporte Avenue around 3:30 p.m., police said.

    Man Walking Dog In Portage Park Tried Luring 5-Year-Old Girl With Candy
    CHICAGO - Police are looking for a man who tried to lure a 5-year-old girl with candy in Portage Park Friday afternoon. The incident occurred in the 4400 block of North Laporte Avenue around 3:30 p.m., police said.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

Aug 26

Police: Man tried luring girl, 5, with candy in Portage Park

...Portage Park neighborhood, police said.The man with a dog approached the girl in the 4400-block of North Laporte Avenue at about 3:30 p.m. The man touched her and asked her if she...

    Police: Man tried luring girl, 5, with candy in Portage Park
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    http://abc7chicago.com

Aug 25

August 11, 2017 Update

Join Six Corners Association and Thunderbolt Axe Throwing Chicago, 4842 W. Irving Park, on Tuesday, August 15, from 6-10 pm for axe throwing, live music, and board games!

...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, speciality items, prepared foods, and more...

Wed., Aug 23, 7 pm,Portage Park Senior Center, 4100 N. Long.Learn what you can do about crime during the 1624 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 16th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

Thur., Aug 24, 7 pm,St. Bartholomew, Church Krueger Hall, 4910 W. Addison.Learn what you can do about crime during the 1634 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 16th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

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One of Chicago’s favorite traditions returns to Wilson Park, 4630 N. Milwaukee, this weekend with Shakespeare in the Park. This year, actors will perform a 75-minute abridged production of Romeo and Juliet.

Please join State Representative Jaime Andrade and myself for a Community Shred Day on Saturday, August 19, from 10 am to 1 pm in the St. Viator parking lot at 4140 W. Addison.

The Greater Chicago Food Depository’s 32nd annual Hunger Walk will be held Saturday, September 16 at Jackson Park, 6401 S. Stoney Island. Volunteers and friends of the Irving Park Community Food Pantry will be walking the 2-mile course to help raise awareness about hunger in our communities.

You can also donate to the Irving Park Community Food Pantry at their website or by mailing a check to 3801 N. Keeler Ave., Chicago, IL 60641.

Sat., Aug 12, 9 am-4 pm, Eden United Church of Christ, 5051 W. Gunnison. Help the church continue outreach programs like open gym, building community dialogues, and the Eden...

Sun., Aug 13, 9 am-1 pm, Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield. The 13th year of the Michelin Guide-recommendedIndependence Park Farmers Marketcontinues twice a month through...

Sun, Aug 13, 9:30 am-1:30 pm, Jefferson Memorial Park, 4822 N. Long. Support your favorite vendors and purchase locally grown food at theJefferson Park Sunday Market. The market runs through October and offers a great selection. More info:online. Free to attend, cost of purchases apply. 

Sun., Aug 13, 10:30 am, Our Lady of Victory Church, 5212 W. Agatite. Meet with your neighbors and beat officers for the Chicago Police Department’s Faith and...

Sun., Aug 13, 11 am-2 pm, Chicago Joe’s, 2256 W. Irving Park.Enjoy a brunch buffet and bottomless mimosas while benefiting Chicago Canine Rescue duringBrunch for Pups. $30.

Mon., Aug 14, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, Courtroom 2005, 50 W. Washington. The senior enrichment series hosts a When a Mental Illness Requires Protective Care seminar. Register: 312-603-9233. Free.

Tue., Aug 15, 11 am,17th District Police Station, Community Room, 4650 N. Pulaski. Meet officers and receive helpful resources during aSenior Citizen’s Meeting. More info: 312-744-4588. Free.

Tue., Aug 15, 1 pm,16th District Police Station, Community Room, 5151 N. Milwaukee. Meet officer sand receive helpful resources during the Monthly Senior Meeting. Special guest Karla Davis from Northside Community Resources will attend. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

Sat., Aug 19, 11 am-12:30 pm, CACC Auditorium, 2741 S. Western. Between April and October, thousands of kittens arrive at Chicago Animal Care and Control – many without a mom and too young to eat on their own. Low more about how you can help bottle babies at a Kitten on Dec workshop. Free.

Tue., Aug 29, 7 pm,Rosedale Park, 6312 W. Rosedale. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during theGladstone Park Neighborhood Association monthly meeting. Free.

Wed., Aug 30, 7 pm,Basement Auditorium of the Congregational Church of Jefferson Park, 5320 W. Giddings. Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during theJefferson Park Neighborhood Association monthly...

    August 11, 2017 Update
    Dear Neighbor, One of Chicago's favorite traditions returns to Wilson Park, 4630 N. Milwaukee, this weekend with Shakespeare in the Park. This year, actors will perform a 75-minute abridged production of Romeo and Juliet. One of the Shakespeare's most popular plays, this family-friendly feature tells the story of two star-crossed lovers in Verona, Italy.
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Aug 25

August 18, 2017 Update

To celebrate this historic cosmic event, parks across the city will host solar eclipse viewing parties from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. The closest parks hosting a viewing party for 45th Ward residents will be Portage Park, 4100 N. Long, and Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn.

...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, speciality items, prepared foods, and more...

Thur., Aug 24, 7 pm,St. Bartholomew, Church Krueger Hall, 4910 W. Addison.Learn what you can do about crime during the 1634 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 16th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

Sun., Aug 27, 11 am,St. Bartholomew Church, Addison and Lavergne. St. Bartholomew Parish is turning 100 Years Old! Celebrate with a 100 anniversary mass and reception. Free.

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To celebrate this historic cosmic event, parks across the city will host solar eclipse viewing parties from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. The closest parks hosting a viewing party for 45th Ward residents will be Portage Park, 4100 N. Long, and Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn.

Please join State Representative Jaime Andrade and myself for a Community Shred Day on Saturday, August 19, from 10 am to 1 pm in the St. Viator parking lot at 4140 W. Addison.

On Saturday, August 26, Cruise over to Six Corners for old-time entertainment with a modern spin.The Six Corners Association will show The Sandlot in a drive-in movie eventlocated in the parking lot at 3930 N. Milwaukee.

Applicants will be selected via a lottery process on Tuesday, October 31, at 9:00 am in Preston Bradley Hall on the third floor at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street.

The Greater Chicago Food Depository’s 32nd annual Hunger Walk will be held Saturday, September 16 at Jackson Park, 6401 S. Stoney Island. Volunteers and friends of the Irving Park Community Food Pantry will be walking the 2-mile course to help raise awareness about hunger in our communities.

You can also donate to the Irving Park Community Food Pantry at their website or by mailing a check to 3801 N. Keeler Ave., Chicago, IL 60641.

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

Fri., Aug 18, dusk, Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield. The Independence Park Advisory Council hosts La La Land as a part of the Movies in the Parks series. Gather your friends, family, snacks, and blankets and enjoy this free family-friendly movie. Free.

Sat., Aug. 19, 8 am-noon, 16th District Police Station, 5151 N. Milwaukee. Get your car clean and help Girl Scouts during the Girl Scout Troop 21822 Car Wash Fundraiser.

Sat., Aug 19, 11 am-12:30 pm, CACC Auditorium, 2741 S. Western. Between April and October, thousands of kittens arrive at Chicago Animal Care and Control – many without a mom and too young to eat on their own. Low more about how you can help bottle babies at a Kitten on Dec workshop. Free.

Wed., Aug 23, 6:30-8 pm, 17th District Police Station, Community Room, 4650 N. Pulaski. The 17th District CAPS hosts a Keeping it Real Burglary Prevention Workshop. Includes an in...

Fri., Aug 25, 4:30-7 pm, YMCA Irving Park, 4251 W. Irving Park.Join the Irving Park YMCA for their Back to School Backyard Bash. Games and activities for the whole family. More info:online. Free.

Sun., Aug 27, 9:30 am-1:30 pm, Jefferson Memorial Park, 4822 N. Long. Support your favorite vendors and purchase locally grown food at theJefferson Park Sunday Market. The market runs through October and offers a great selection. More info:online. Free to attend, cost of purchases apply.

Tue., Aug 29, 7 pm,Pasta D’Arte, 6311 N. Milwaukee. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during theGladstone Park Neighborhood Association monthly meeting. Teska will be attending to discuss the Jefferson Park Master Plan. Free.

Wed., Aug 30, 7 pm,Basement Auditorium of the Congregational Church of Jefferson Park, 5320 W. Giddings. Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during theJefferson Park Neighborhood Association monthly...

    August 18, 2017 Update
    Dear Neighbor, The Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee, is hosting a Kids Night Out on Saturday, August 15, from 6:30-8:30 pm. Kids will be greeted by some of their favorite Filament actors and teaching artists. Together, they will make crafts and do warm ups in preparation to sing during the main event, a screening of Moana: Sing-Along!
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Aug 25

August 25, 2017 Update

Sun., Aug 27, 11 am,St. Bartholomew Church, Addison and Lavergne. St. Bartholomew Parish is turning100 Years Old! Celebrate with a 100 anniversary mass and reception.Free.

Tue., Sept 5, 7:30 pm, Six Corners Lofts, 4041 N. Milwaukee, #301.Get involved to make a difference in your community by attending theSix Corners Association design meeting. Free.

Fri., Sept 8, 6:30-8:30 pm,Storehouse Church, 5701 W. Montrose. The 16th District invites youth ages 12-19 to join them for a Youth Ice Cream Social. Leaders discuss the benefits of giving back to your community by volunteering and how we can better our neighborhood. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

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...

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Looking for an easy way to socialize, spend time outside, and get your hands dirty? Test your green thumb at the SRB Community Garden this Saturday, August 26, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm located at the corner of Higgins and Central. Join for any amount of time and test your green thumb.

The 5000-block of North Major between 1:00 PM and 5:30 PM on July 25;

The 5600-block of West Leland at 6:00 PM on July 25;

The 4500-block of North Mobile between 10:00 PM August 5 and 11:00 PM August 6;

The 5500-block of North Mobile between 11:00 Am August 12 and 12:01 AM August 13;

The 5800-block of North Elston between 4:00 PM and 11:00 PM on August 13; and

The 5700-block of North Manton at 6:30 PM on August 20.

The 6200-block of North Sayre at 3:15 AM on August 18; and

The 6000-block of West Higgins at 4:26 AM on August 20.

On Saturday, August 26, Cruise over to Six Corners for old-time entertainment with a modern spin.The Six Corners Association will show The Sandlot in a drive-in movie eventlocated in the parking lot at 3930 N. Milwaukee.

Taste of Polonia returns to the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence, on Labor Day Weekend, September 1 through September 4.

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.

Applicants will be selected via a lottery process on Tuesday, October 31, at 9:00 am in Preston Bradley Hall on the third floor at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street.

The Greater Chicago Food Depository’s 32nd annual Hunger Walk will be held Saturday, September 16 at Jackson Park, 6401 S. Stoney Island. Volunteers and friends of the Irving Park Community Food Pantry will be walking the 2-mile course to help raise awareness about hunger in our communities.

You can also donate to the Irving Park Community Food Pantry at their website or by mailing a check to 3801 N. Keeler Ave., Chicago, IL 60641.

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

Fri., Aug 25, 4:30-7 pm, YMCA Irving Park, 4251 W. Irving Park. Join the Irving Park YMCA for theirBack to School Backyard Bash. Games and activities for the whole family. More info: online. Free.

Sun., Aug 27, 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.

Tue., Aug 29, 7 pm,Pasta D’Arte, 6311 N. Milwaukee.Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during theGladstone Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting. Teska will be attending to discuss the Jefferson Park Master Plan. Free.

Wed., Aug 30, 7 pm, Basement Auditorium of the Congregational Church of Jefferson Park, 5320 W. Giddings.Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during the Jefferson Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly...

Sat., Sept 2, 10-11 am, CACC Auditorium, 2741 S. Western. Learn about proper vet care, socialization, and training tips for puppies at aPuppy Parents Workshop. Workshop is for humans only. There will be info on puppy training classes. Free.

Sat., Sept 9, 9 am-3 pm, Dunham Park, 4638 N. Melvina. Swing by the front lawn, the side lawn, and the main field house for the Dunham Park Neighborhood Yard Sale. More info & register for a spot: online.$15/10 ‘x 10’ spot. Free to attend, cost of purchases apply. 

Sat., Sept 9, 10 am-12 pm, Eugene Field Park, 5100 N. Ridgeway.  Join the 17th District for a Women’s Self Defense Workshop. Email organizers or call 312-742-4588 to RSVP. Free.

Sat., Sept 9, 12-7 pm, 4144 N. Kenneth. George Gonzalez and Mary Foster showcase their work in an Art in the Garden show. This is an oudoor art show in a private city garden. Join for an afternoon of botanical paintings, photography, flora, fauna, and fun. More info:online. Free.

Sun., Sept 10, 10:30 am-1:30 pm,Throwback Festival, 6030 N. Milwaukee. Swing by beer tent #3 during Throwback Fest to support the SRB Community Spirit Garden. They will be serving beer and working for tips to go back to the garden. Cost of purchases. 

Mon., Sept 11,7pm, Basement of the Irving Park Baptist Church, 4401 W. Irving Park. Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during the Old Irving Park Association meeting. Free. 

Tue., Sept 12, 1-3 pm, The Kilpatrick Renaissance, 4655 W. Berteau. Join the Kilpatrick Renaissance for an afternoon of welness information, give-aways, door prizes, and refreshments during a Health & Wellness Senior Fair. Raffle winner every 15 minutes. More info: 773-283-4655. Free

Tue., Sept 12, 7 pm, Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn.Learn what you can do about crime during the1731 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free. 

Wed., Sept 13, 7 pm, Athletic Field Park, 3546 W. Addison. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1732-1733 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

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.

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 attend. Music by Stephen Gulyas and sponsored by the Copernicus Foundation. Cost of purchases apply.

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.

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.

    August 25, 2017 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Looking for an easy way to socialize, spend time outside, and get your hands dirty? Test your green thumb at the SRB Community Garden this Saturday, August 26, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm located at the corner of Higgins and Central. Join for any amount of time and test your green thumb.
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Aug 24

July 7, 2017 Update

On Thursday, July 6, Culver’s broke ground for their first Chicago location at 4939 W. Irving Park Road. With construction underway – the butter burger serving, frozen custard outlet plans to open their doors in November of this year.

Binny’s Beverage Depot, 4901 W. Irving Park Road, has been busy at work stocking their shelves with a wide selection of quality liquor ahead of their July 21 ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Elly’s Pancake House, 4925 W. Irving Park Road, has finished the demolition and in the process of acquiring their permits. Elly’s anticipates finishing the build-out and opening their doors by October of this year.

Tue., July 11, 6:30 pm, Six Corners Association, 4041 N. Milwaukee #301. Get involved to make a difference in your community by attending a Six Corners Association Meeting. Promotions meets at 6:30 followed by design at 7:30. Free.

Sun., July 16, 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...

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If you’re looking for a fun activity to do this weekend, I recommend visiting either the Jefferson Park Farmers Market, 4822 N. Long, or the Independence Park Farmers Market, 3945 N. Springfield, on Sunday, July 9.

If you’re looking for a fun activity to do this weekend, I recommend visiting either the Jefferson Park Farmers Market, 4822 N. Long, or the Independence Park Farmers Market, 3945 N. Springfield, on Sunday, July 9.

The Gift Theatre, 4802 N. Milwaukee, is hosting a Summer Release Bash at Old Irving Brewery Co., 4419 W. Montrose, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Sunday, July 16.

The Gift Theatre, 4802 N. Milwaukee, is hosting a Summer Release Bash at Old Irving Brewery Co., 4419 W. Montrose, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Sunday, July 16.

...from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM at St. John’s Episcopal Church at 3857 N. Kostner. Young adults with the Serve Boldly program will cook and serve attendees the meals. Whether...

Children can receive free healthy, nutritious summer lunches during their summer break in the social center at St. Cornelius Church, 5430 W. Foster.

Looking for a fun summer camp for your child this summer? City Kid is hosting a theatre summer camp is hosting a theatre summer camp on Saturday mornings from 10 am to noon July 8 through August 26 at the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox.

Fri., July 7, 6-10 pm,Congregational Church of Jefferson Park, 5320 W. Giddings. Come hungry and leave happy during Bands and Brats 3. This fun-filled event is open to all ages and will feature great bands such as Jade the Ivy, El Chupacabbo, The Broken, and Jay Scraub. $5. 

Sat., July 8, 10-11 am,CACC Auditorium, 2741 S. Western.Learn about proper vet care, socialization, and training tips for puppies at a Puppy Parents Workshop. Workshop is for humans only. There will be info on puppy training classes, though. Free.

Mon., July 10, 7 pm, Basement of the Irving Park Baptist Church, 4401 W. Irving Park. Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during the Old Irving Park Association monthly meeting. Free.

Tue., July 11, 7 pm,Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1731 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

...12, 10-11:45 am, Cook County Elder Justice Center, Concourse Level, Room CL-16, 50 W. Washington St....

Wed., July 12, 7 pm,Athletic Park, 3546 W. Addison. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1732-1733 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Sat., July 15, 10 am-3 pm, Corner of Berwyn and LaPorte.The Forest Glen community prides itself on its gardens – from their Garden Club that beautifies...

Sat., July 15, 11 am-2 pm, Roberts Square Park, 5200 W. Argyle.Join friends, family, and neighbors for the Roberts Square Park Annual Summer Picnic/Potluck. Many...

Tue., July 18, 11 am,17th District Community Room, 4650 N. Pulaski.Meet officers and receive helpful resources during aSenior Citizen’s Meeting. More info: 312-744-4588. Free. 

Wed., July 19, 6:30 pm, Eden United Church of Christ, 5051 W. Gunnison.Leaders of Pack 3963 and Troop 963 will be available to discuss the benefits of the Boy Scouts of America for boys in grades first through eighth during Eden UCC’s Info Night about Local Scouts. RSVP: via email.Free.

Wed., July 19, 7 pm,16th District Community Room, 5151 N. Milwaukee.Learn what you can do about crime during the 1623 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 16th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

Tue., July 25, 7 pm,Rosedale Park, 6312 W. Rosedale. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during the Gladstone Park Neighborhood Association monthly meeting. Free.

    July 7, 2017 Update
    Dear Neighbor, If you're looking for a fun activity to do this weekend, I recommend visiting either the Jefferson Park Farmers Market, 4822 N. Long, or the Independence Park Farmers Market, 3945 N. Springfield, on Sunday, July 9. In addition to enjoying an array of items from local vendors, both farmers markets have a variety of activities for people of all ages.
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Aug 24

July 14, 2017 Update

On Thursday, July 6, Culver’s broke ground for their first Chicago location at 4939 W. Irving Park Road. With construction underway – the butter burger serving, frozen custard outlet plans to open their doors in November of this year.

Binny’s Beverage Depot, 4901 W. Irving Park Road, has been busy at work stocking their shelves with a wide selection of quality liquor ahead of their July 21 ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Elly’s Pancake House, 4925 W. Irving Park Road, has finished the demolition and in the process of acquiring their permits. Elly’s anticipates finishing the build-out and opening their doors by October of this year.

Sun., July 16, 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...

Sat., July 29, Austin-Irving Library, Community Room, 6100 W. Irving Park, 2nd Floor. Join thePortage Park Garden Club for a meeting. Viewing of “Urban and Suburban Meadows”, raffle, gardening discussion, and refreshments. More info: email organizers. Free.

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There will be lots of surprises for all ages. It’s free, but a donated dish or snack will not be turned down. In case of rain, head on over to the Jefferson Memorial Field House, 4822 N. Long, and join in on the fun.

The event takes place this Saturday, July 15, at Roberts Square Park, , 5200 W. Argyle, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. I hope to see you there!

The Gift Theatre, 4802 N. Milwaukee, is hosting a Summer Release Bash at Old Irving Brewery Co., 4419 W. Montrose, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Sunday, July 16.

Take pride in your neighborhood by joining Jefferson Park Forward, the Jefferson Park Chamber of Commerce, and Build-On for a clean-up event on Saturday, July 22, from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM. Volunteers will meet on Milwaukee and Lawrence near CVS.

The event will take place on Saturday, August 5, from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the parking lot at St. Viator Church, located at 3644 N. Kedvale. Tickets start at $60 and can be purchased online.

Donations can be dropped off at the Irving Park United Methodist Church, 3801 N. Keeler, during Pantry operating hours (9:00 AM – 12:00 PM on Wednesdays). Donations are also...

...at Old Irving Brewing, 4419 W. Montrose, at the July 23rd Independence Park Farmers Market, 3945 N. Springfield, or my office, 4754 N. Milwaukee...

...Montrose, at the July 23rd Independence Park Farmers Market, 3945 N. Springfield, or my office, 4754 N. Milwaukee...

...from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM at St. John’s Episcopal Church at 3857 N. Kostner. Young adults with the Serve Boldly program will cook and serve attendees the meals. Whether...

Children can receive free healthy, nutritious summer lunches during their summer break in the social center at St. Cornelius Church, 5430 W. Foster.

Sat., July 15, 10 am-3 pm, Corner of Berwyn and LaPorte.The Forest Glen community prides itself on its gardens – from their Garden Club that beautifies...

Tue., July 18, 11 am,17th District Community Room, 4650 N. Pulaski.Meet officers and receive helpful resources during aSenior Citizen’s Meeting. More info: 312-744-4588. Free.

Tue., July 18, 7-9 pm,Eden United Church of Christ, 5051 W. Gunnison.  Eden United continues its monthly community dialogue on the third Tuesday of every mont with Building Community: You, Me, and Government Taxes. Led by David Angel. Free.

Wed., July 19, 7 pm,16th District Community Room, 5151 N. Milwaukee.Learn what you can do about crime during the 1623 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 16th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

Thur., July 20, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005. The senior enrichment seminar series hosts a Veterans’ Benefits: What Am I Enttiled To? seminar. RSVP: 312-603-9233. Free.

Thur., July 20, 5:30-6:30 pm, Athletic Field Park, 3546 W. Addison. Bring your little ones to the playground for some sing-a-longs, sidewalk chalk art, and bubbles for aMovin’ to the Music event. Free lemonade will be available. Ages 12 and younger. Free.

Thur., July 20, 7 pm,Windsor Tavern, Rear Patio, 4530 N. Milwaukee. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during the Jefferson Park Forward monthly meeting. Upcoming JPF elections will be discussed. More info:online. Free.

Sat., July 22, 11 am-12:30 pm, CACC Auditorium, 2741 S. Western. Between April and October, thousands of kittens arrive at Chicago Animal Care and Control – many without a mom and too young to eat on their own. Learn more about how you can help bottle babies at a Kitten on Deck workshop. Free.

Tue., July 25, 7 pm,Rosedale Park, 6312 W. Rosedale. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during the Gladstone Park Neighborhood Association monthly meeting. Free.

Wed., July 26, 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 Association...

    July 14, 2017 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Join friends, family, and neighbors for the Roberts Square Park Annual Summer Picnic & Potluck. There will be lots of surprises for all ages. It's free, but a donated dish or snack will not be turned down. In case of rain, head on over to the Jefferson Memorial Field House, 4822 N.
    http://ward45.org

Aug 24

July 21, 2017 Update

Tue., July 25, 7:30 pm,Portage Park Senior Center, 4100 N. Long.Do you have thoughts on how to improve Portage Park? Is there a specific event...

Sat., July 29, 9:30 am, Austin-Irving Library, Community Room, 6100 W. Irving Park, 2nd Floor. Join the Portage Park Garden Club for a meeting. Viewing of “Urban and Suburban Meadows”, raffle, gardening discussion, and refreshments. More info: email organizers. Free.

...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...

Tue., Aug 1, 6:30 pm,Six Corners Association, 4041 N. Milwaukee #301. Get involved to make difference in your community by attending a Six Corners Association Committee Meeting. Promotions meets at 6:30 followed by design at 7:30. Free.

Thur., Aug 24, 7 pm,St. Bartholomew, Church Krueger Hall, 4910 W. Addison.Learn what you can do about crime during the 1634 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 16th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

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Ensure optimal safety for your child when driving by attending the 17th District’s free child car safety check. The event will be this Sunday, July 23, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the 17th district CAPS parking lot located at 4650 N. Pulaski.

After years of soliciting Starbucks to enter the robust markets of the 45th Ward, it is with great pleasure that I announce their plans to open a new Jefferson Park location in the former Brown’s Chicken building located at 5601 W. Lawrence.

...first two floors and four floors of affordable senior housing above. The new location at 4024 N. Elston is designed by John Ronan Architects, a finalist in the competition to build the Obama...

There will be a town hall meeting to discuss the project details and the initiative of Invest in Cook County on Monday, July 31, at 6:00 PM at Hitch Elementary, 5625 N. McVicker. Please enter through doors 6 and 7 off of the Seminole parking lot.

The Peoples Gas gas main work scheduled for Pulaski and Avondale has been delayed. Please be advised it is now scheduled to begin on Monday, July...

Take pride in your neighborhood by joining Jefferson Park Forward, the Jefferson Park Chamber of Commerce, and Build-On for a clean-up event on Saturday, July 22, from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM. Volunteers will meet on Milwaukee and Lawrence near CVS.

Join Jefferson Park Forward on Sunday, July 23, from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Jefferson Memorial Park near the pool house, 4822 N. Long, for a picnic in the park!

The event will take place on Saturday, August 5, from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the parking lot at St. Viator Church, located at 3644 N. Kedvale. Tickets start at $60 and can be purchased online.

Donations can be dropped off at the Irving Park United Methodist Church, 3801 N. Keeler, during Pantry operating hours (9:00 AM – 12:00 PM on Wednesdays). Donations are also...

...AM – 12:00 PM on Wednesdays). Donations are also being accepted at Old Irving Brewing, 4419 W. Montrose, at the July 23rd Independence Park Farmers Market, 3945 N. Springfield, or my office, 4754...

...at Old Irving Brewing, 4419 W. Montrose, at the July 23rd Independence Park Farmers Market, 3945 N. Springfield, or my office, 4754 N. Milwaukee...

...Montrose, at the July 23rd Independence Park Farmers Market, 3945 N. Springfield, or my office, 4754 N. Milwaukee...

...from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM at St. John’s Episcopal Church at 3857 N. Kostner. Young adults with the Serve Boldly program will cook and serve attendees the meals. Whether...

Children can receive free healthy, nutritious summer lunches during their summer break in the social center at St. Cornelius Church, 5430 W. Foster.

Sat., July 22, 11 am-12:30 pm, CACC Auditorium, 2741 S. Western. Between April and October, thousands of kittens arrive at Chicago Animal Care and Control – many without a mom and too young to eat on their own. Learn more about how you can help bottle babies at a Kitten on Deck workshop. Free.

Mon., July 24, all day,Eden United Church of Christ, 5051 W. Gunnison. Participants wishing to register for a table to sell their goods for the Eden United Church of Christ Rummage Sale. Restriction apply. More info and to register: email Sandy Damlos or call 773-332-5185. $15/table.

Wed., July 26, 7 pm,Basement Auditorium of the Congregational Church, 5320 W. Giddings. Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during theJefferson Park Neighborhood Association monthly...

Tue., Aug 1, 5-9 pm, Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma. Join the 16th district police for a night of family fun to celebrate police and...

Fri., Aug 4, 9 am-4 pm,McCormick Place – West Building, 2301 S. Indiana. Join Chicago Public Schools & the Department of Family Support Services for a fun-filled day with workshops, resources, and more information during the Chicago Early Learning Parent Conference. More info: online. Free.

Wed., Aug 9, 11 am-2 pm, 2102 W. Ogden Ave, Room 1. The Mayor’s Office for Persons with Disabilities presents A Healthy Focus seminar. More info and register: online.Free.

Wed., Aug 9, 7 pm,Dunham Park, 4638 N. Melvina. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1622 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 16th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

Wed., Aug 9, 7 pm,Athletic Park Field House, 3546 W. Addison. Learn what you can do about crime during the1732-1733 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Thur., Aug 10, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, Courtroom 2005, 50 W. Washington. The senior enrichment series hosts an End of Life Choices: Funeral Pre-Planning seminar. Register: 312-603-9233. Free.

Tue., Aug 29, 7 pm,Rosedale Park, 6312 W. Rosedale. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during theGladstone Park Neighborhood Association monthly meeting. Free.

    July 21, 2017 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Ensure optimal safety for your child when driving by attending the 17th District's free child car safety check. The event will be this Sunday, July 23, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the 17th district CAPS parking lot located at 4650 N. Pulaski.
    http://ward45.org

Aug 24

July 28, 2017 Update

Sat., July 29, 9:30 am, Austin-Irving Library, Community Room, 6100 W. Irving Park, 2nd Floor. Join the Portage Park Garden Club for a meeting. Viewing of “Urban and Suburban Meadows”, raffle, gardening discussion, and refreshments. More info: email organizers. Free.

Sun., July 30, 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...

Tue., Aug 1, 6:30 pm,Six Corners Association, 4041 N. Milwaukee #301. Get involved to make difference in your community by attending a Six Corners Association Committee Meeting. Promotions meets at 6:30 followed by design at 7:30. Free.

Thur., Aug 24, 7 pm,St. Bartholomew, Church Krueger Hall, 4910 W. Addison.Learn what you can do about crime during the 1634 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 16th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

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The event will take place in the east parking lot at 4650 N. Pulaski from 5-8 pm. There will be music, refreshments, face painting, and many more family-friendly activities. I hope to see you there!

There will be a town hall meeting to discuss the project details and the initiative of Invest in Cook County on Monday, July 31, at 6:00 PM at Hitch Elementary, 5625 N. McVicker. Please enter through doors 6 and 7 off of the Seminole parking lot.

One of Chicago’s favorite traditions returns to Wilson Park, 4630 N. Milwaukee, August 12-13. This year, actors will perform a 75-minute abridged production of Romeo and Juliet.

The event will take place on Saturday, August 5, from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the parking lot at St. Viator Church, located at 3644 N. Kedvale. Tickets start at $60 and can be purchased online.

Back for its 17th year in 2017, Jeff Fest returns to Jefferson Memorial Park, 4822 N. Long, August 4-6.

After years of soliciting Starbucks to enter the robust markets of the 45th Ward, it is with great pleasure that I announce their plans to open a new Jefferson Park location in the former Brown’s Chicken building located at 5601 W. Lawrence.

...first two floors and four floors of affordable senior housing above. The new location at 4024 N. Elston is designed by John Ronan Architects, a finalist in the competition to build the Obama...

Donations can be dropped off at the Irving Park United Methodist Church, 3801 N. Keeler, during Pantry operating hours (9:00 AM – 12:00 PM on Wednesdays). Donations are also...

...AM – 12:00 PM on Wednesdays). Donations are also being accepted at Old Irving Brewing, 4419 W. Montrose, at the July 23rd Independence Park Farmers Market, 3945 N. Springfield, or my office, 4754...

...at Old Irving Brewing, 4419 W. Montrose, at the July 23rd Independence Park Farmers Market, 3945 N. Springfield, or my office, 4754 N. Milwaukee...

...Montrose, at the July 23rd Independence Park Farmers Market, 3945 N. Springfield, or my office, 4754 N. Milwaukee...

Children can receive free healthy, nutritious summer lunches during their summer break in the social center at St. Cornelius Church, 5430 W. Foster.

Tue., Aug 1, 5-9 pm, Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma. Join the 16th district police for a night of family fun to celebrate police and...

Tue., Aug 1, 5:30-7 pm, CACC Auditorium, 2741 S. Western.Between April and October, thousands of kittens arrive at Chicago Animal Care and Control – many without a mom and too young to eat on their own. Low more about how you can help bottle babies at aKitten on Dec workshop. Free.

Fri., Aug 4, 9 am-4 pm,McCormick Place – West Building, 2301 S. Indiana. Join Chicago Public Schools & the Department of Family Support Services for a fun-filled day with workshops, resources, and more information during the Chicago Early Learning Parent Conference. More info: online. Free.

Wed., Aug 9, 11 am-2 pm, 2102 W. Ogden Ave, Room 1. The Mayor’s Office for Persons with Disabilities presents A Healthy Focus seminar. More info and register: online.Free.

Wed., Aug 9, 7 pm,Dunham Park, 4638 N. Melvina. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1622 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 16th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

Wed., Aug 9, 7 pm,Athletic Park Field House, 3546 W. Addison. Learn what you can do about crime during the1732-1733 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Thur., Aug 10, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, Courtroom 2005, 50 W. Washington. The senior enrichment series hosts an End of Life Choices: Funeral Pre-Planning seminar. Register: 312-603-9233. Free.

Sun., Aug 13, 10:30 am, Our Lady of Victory Church, 5212 W. Agatite. Meet with your neighbors and beat officers for the Chicago Police Department’s Faith and...

Tue., Aug 15, 1 pm,16th District Police Station, Community Room, 5151 N. Milwaukee. Meet officer sand receive helpful resources during the Monthly Senior Meeting. Special guest Karla Davis from Northside Community Resources will attend. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

Tue., Aug 29, 7 pm,Rosedale Park, 6312 W. Rosedale. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during theGladstone Park Neighborhood Association monthly meeting. Free.

Wed., Aug 30, 7 pm,Basement Auditorium of the Congregational Church of Jefferson Park, 5320 W. Giddings. Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during theJefferson Park Neighborhood Association monthly meeting. Free.

    July 28, 2017 Update
    Dear Neighbor, In lieu of Ward Night on Tuesday, August 1, I will be joining the 17th Police District for their annual Neighbors Night Out. The event will take place in the east parking lot at 4650 N. Pulaski from 5-8 pm. There will be music, refreshments, face painting, and many more family-friendly activities.
    http://ward45.org

Aug 24

August 5, 2017 Update

A commercial burglary on the 4200-block of North Milwaukee between 9:00 PM -11:00 PM on July 14;

A commercial burglary on the 4400-block of North Milwaukee at 2:50 AM on July 27; and

Join Six Corners Association and Thunderbolt Axe Throwing Chicago, 4842 W. Irving Park, on Tuesday, August 15, from 6-10 pm for axe throwing, live music, and board games!

Sun., Aug 6, 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, speciality items, prepared foods, and more...

Thur., Aug 24, 7 pm,St. Bartholomew, Church Krueger Hall, 4910 W. Addison.Learn what you can do about crime during the 1634 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 16th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

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Back for its 17th year in 2017, Jeff Fest returns to Jefferson Memorial Park, 4822 N. Long, August 4-6.

The event will take place on Saturday, August 5, from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the parking lot at St. Viator Church, located at 3644 N. Kedvale. Tickets start at $60 and can be purchased online.

A residential burglary on the 5500-block of West Edmunds at 7:00 PM on July 13;

A garage burglary on the 4800-block of West Strong between 6:30 PM April 17 and 5:15 AM April 18;

A garage burglary on the 4800-block of West Berteau between 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM on July 20;

A residential burglary on the 4800-block of North Central at 9:30 PM on July 21;

A residential burglary on the 5400-block of North Lynch at 12:45 PM on July 25;

A residential burglary on the 5000-block of North Major between 1:00 – 5:30 PM on July 25;

A residential burglary on the 5600-block of West Leland at 6:00 PM on July 26;

A garage burglary on the 4800-block of West Ainslie between 6:00 PM July 26 and 12:15 PM July 27;

A garage burglary on the 5400-block of North Nagle between 12:01 AM – 11:00 AM on July 29.

One of Chicago’s favorite traditions returns to Wilson Park, 4630 N. Milwaukee, August 12-13. This year, actors will perform a 75-minute abridged production of Romeo and Juliet.

Please join State Representative Jaime Andrade and myself for a Community Shred Day on Saturday, August 19, from 10 am to 1 pm in the St. Viator parking lot at 4140 W. Addison.

The Greater Chicago Food Depository’s 32nd annual Hunger Walk will be held Saturday, September 16 at Jackson Park, 6401 S. Stoney Island. Volunteers and friends of the Irving Park Community Food Pantry will be walking the 2-mile course to help raise awareness about hunger in our communities.

You can also donate to the Irving Park Community Food Pantry at their website or by mailing a check to 3801 N. Keeler Ave., Chicago, IL 60641.

Sat., Aug 5, 10-11 am,CACC Auditorium, 2741 S. Western. Learn about proper vet care, socialization, and training tips for puppies at a Puppy Parents Workshop. Workshop is for humans only. There will be info on puppy training classes. Free.

Wed., Aug 9, 11 am-2 pm, 2102 W. Ogden Ave, Room 1. The Mayor’s Office for Persons with Disabilities presents A Healthy Focus seminar. More info and register: online.Free.

Wed., Aug 9, 7 pm,Dunham Park, 4638 N. Melvina. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1622 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 16th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

Wed., Aug 9, 7 pm,Athletic Park Field House, 3546 W. Addison. Learn what you can do about crime during the1732-1733 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Thur., Aug 10, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, Courtroom 2005, 50 W. Washington. The senior enrichment series hosts an End of Life Choices: Funeral Pre-Planning seminar. Register: 312-603-9233. Free.

Thur., Aug 10, 10 am-2 pm, 17th District Parking Lot, 4651 N. Pulaski. Bring any paperwork you would like shredded to the 17th District’s Shred-a-Thon. Free.

Sat., Aug 12, 9 am-4 pm, Eden United Church of Christ, 5051 W. Gunnison. Help the church continue outreach programs like open gym, building community dialogues, and the Eden...

Sun., Aug 13, 9 am-1 pm, Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield. The 13th year of the Michelin Guide-recommendedIndependence Park Farmers Marketcontinues twice a month through...

Sun., Aug 13, 10:30 am, Our Lady of Victory Church, 5212 W. Agatite. Meet with your neighbors and beat officers for the Chicago Police Department’s Faith and...

Tue., Aug 15, 11 am,17th District Police Station, Community Room, 4650 N. Pulaski. Meet officers and receive helpful resources during aSenior Citizen’s Meeting. More info: 312-744-4588. Free.

Tue., Aug 15, 1 pm,16th District Police Station, Community Room, 5151 N. Milwaukee. Meet officer sand receive helpful resources during the Monthly Senior Meeting. Special guest Karla Davis from Northside Community Resources will attend. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

Tue., Aug 29, 7 pm,Rosedale Park, 6312 W. Rosedale. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during theGladstone Park Neighborhood Association monthly meeting. Free.

Wed., Aug 30, 7 pm,Basement Auditorium of the Congregational Church of Jefferson Park, 5320 W. Giddings. Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during the Jefferson Park Neighborhood Association monthly meeting. Free.

    August 5, 2017 Update
    Dear Neighbor, On August 5, 1966, Martin Luther King Jr. marched through Chicago protesting housing inequality and segregation that plagued our city. Marchers were faced by a mob of angry people who threw bottles, bricks, and rocks at them.
    http://ward45.org

Feb 28

Updated Aug 23

Welcome Taurus Restaurant

After ending a two-year legal battle with an absentee contractor, owners Rado and Silvana Vidakovic became the latest entrepreneurs to breathe life into a vacant Milwaukee Avenue storefront with their soft opening for dinner service at 4024 N. Milwaukee Ave.

    Welcome Taurus Restaurant
    https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170228/portage-park/taurus-six-corners-portage-park-wood-fired-pizza-italian-restaurant-neapolitan By Alex Nitkin | February 28, 2017 5:48am PORTAGE PARK - The likes of Spacca Napoli and Forno Rossohave new competition in the Six Corners Shopping District, as the long-awaited Neapolitan eatery Taurus fired up its brick oven for the first time Monday.
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  • Anthony Harebrained Portage Park Young Blood

    Thanks for the reminder! They had a really rough start, so much so that I totally forgot to visit them again. I'll be sure to do that this week.

  • Jermy coffee fuels me

    Thanks for the update T&C. Will check them out soon

Aug 21

Set aside some time this upcoming weekend to ...

...The Silent Film Society of Chicago's annual silent film festival at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee. These classic films will be sure to leave you nostalgic. Click the link for more...

    Silent Film Festival Showcases 3 Golden Era Classics This Weekend
    CHICAGO - The Silent Film Society of Chicago will showcase three relics from the golden age of cinema this weekend, as the Silent Summer Weekend Film Festival returns to Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee Ave. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, a different film from the 1910s or 20s will be projected onto the screen while organist Jay Warren plays a live accompaniment.
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Aug 20

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo to the a...

Is This Your Lost Dog? #Chicago #IL #Sauganash (Meade & Cullom) Female Yorkshire Terrier Yorkie.Yellow Call 773-814-9092 Email Ommowers@yahoo.com to identify...

    Lost Dogs Illinois
    This is an album of dogs that have been found by good Samaritans.
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Aug 17

Updated Aug 20

Lost husky pup. Laramie and Newport

Lost husky pup. Laramie and Newport

    Sergio Villa
    Lost husky pup. Laramie and Newport
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Aug 17

Updated Aug 19

What Will The Eclipse Look Like In Chicago?

• Portage Park, 4100 N. Long Ave. (Portage Park)

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Here's an approximate look of what it would look like from the roof of The Robey, 2018 W. North Ave., in Wicker Park:

Admission will also be free Monday inside the Adler at 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive.

• 63rd Street Beach, 6300 S. Lake Shore Drive (Woodlawn)

• Adams Playground Park, 1919 N. Seminary Road (Lincoln Park)

• Berger Park, 6205 N. Sheridan Road (Edgewater)

• Blackhawk Park, 2318 N. Lavergne Ave. (Belmont Cragin)

• Bradley Park, 9729 S. Yates Blvd. (South Deering)

• Clarendon Park, 4501 N. Marine Drive (Clarendon Park)

• Edison Park, 6755 N. Northwest Highway (Edison Park)

• Gompers Park, 4222 W. Foster Ave. (North Park)

• Hale Park, 6258 W. 62nd St. (Clearing)

• Hamlin Park, 3035 N. Hoyne Ave. (North Center)

• Kelvyn Park, 4343 W. Wrightwood Ave. (Hermosa)

• Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn Ave. (Irving Park)

• Kosciuszko Park, 2732 N. Avers Ave. (Logan Square)

• Lincoln Park Cultural Center, 2045 N. Lincoln Park West (Lincoln Park)

• Maggie Daley Park, 337 E. Randolph St. (Downtown)

• Revere Park, 2509 W. Irving Park Road (North Center)

• Washington Park, 5531 S. King Drive (Washington Park)

• Lagunitas Brewing Company, 2607 W. 17th St.: 12:30-6:30 p.m. Friday

    What Will The Eclipse Look Like In Chicago?
    CHICAGO - The big solar eclipse is happening nationwide Monday. Here's what you need to know about viewing it in Chicago. What is it? For a few hours on Monday, the moon will pass in between the Earth and the sun. The eclipse will totally cover the sun in parts of the country from Oregon to South Carolina.
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Aug 16

Updated Aug 19

Denounce racism, white supremacy, and hatred ...

...hatred in our community this evening at Portage Park. Meet on the southwest corner of Berteau and Long at 7 PM with signs, candles, and sidewalk chalk. #HateHasNoHomeHere https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago...

    Portage Park Anti-Racism Vigil Planned For Wednesday Night
    CHICAGO - A Facebook event is calling for Northwest Siders to gather in Portage Park, 4200 N. Long Ave., to "speak out against racism, white supremacy and hate" in the wake of last weekend's violent white supremacist gathering in Charlottsville, Va. "An injury to one is an injury to all," the event description reads.
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  • Weebis SWCC Vet. (Ret.)

    NW-Sider, don't worry about Jackson and Washington Park being renamed. The names will stand, but they'll be named after Jesse Jackson and Harold Washington. I jest, but it's not out of the realm of possibility unfortunately.
    I do fear for Jefferson Park being renamed though with the 45th Ward's aldercreature having a leathal case of white liberal guilt though. Oh wait, he can rename it after TV's George Jefferson. Crisis averted.

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

    "Joan M please do not pretend to be so naive that you sincerely believe that the vast majority of the press and "news" media isn't slanted so hard !eft that it could be considered the Ministry of Truth for "social justice warriors,". LGBTQRS..... activists and agitators, and stenographers for the...

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    "Joan M please do not pretend to be so naive that you sincerely believe that the vast majority of the press and "news" media isn't slanted so hard !eft that it could be considered the Ministry of Truth for "social justice warriors,". LGBTQRS..... activists and agitators, and stenographers for the progressive agenda."

    Hi, I stopped reading after the above quoted first sentence. Could you show me where I said or implied what you are claiming. Thanks.

    On second thought, forget it. You seem to be most interested in shouting, name calling, and stamping your feet. Also it looks like you can't seem to follow the guidelines, hence keep getting your comments removed. So I'm not up for wasting my time in a "conversation," most of which may disappear later. Cheers!

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Aug 16

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo to the a...

Lost! #Chicago #IL #Dunning (Austin & Irving) Patton - Male Chihuahua - Mix. White/Tan. Call 847-867-2221. Scared/confused. Please do not...

    Lost Dogs Illinois
    Lost Dogs Illinois. 129K likes. http://www.lostdogsillinois.org/ 501 (c) 3 organization. Registered Illinois Charitable Organization. No More Homeless Pet Network Partner.
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Aug 16

Lost dog in Portage Park. His name is Patton,...

Lost dog in Portage Park. His name is Patton, he's a chihuahua mixed with a corgi. Lost around 330pm today around 4100 N. Austin.

    Forrest Olesiak
    Lost dog in Portage Park. His name is Patton, he's a chihuahua mixed with a corgi. Lost around 330pm today around 4100 N. Austin.
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Aug 11

Updated Aug 16

Jeff Park Low-Income Housing Could Benefit Middle Class, Researchers Say

At an academic panel discussion at Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee Ave., historian Nick Kryczka showed the proof: a 1971 Tribune photo of a demonstration outside the...

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Kryczka was one of three researchers convened on Thursday by the group Neighbors for Affordable Housing in Jefferson Park to wrap context around the neighborhood's ongoing dispute over a 100-unit mixed-income apartment complex proposed for 5150 N. Northwest Hwy.

Neighbors protest the construction of a mixed-income housing complex outside Ald. John Arena's (45th) office, 4754 N. Milwaukee Ave. [DNAinfo/Alex Nitkin]

    Jeff Park Low-Income Housing Could Benefit Middle Class, Researchers Say
    PORTAGE PARK - Sometime between Led Zeppelin's release of "Stairway to Heaven" and the launch of the Apollo 13 mission, Jefferson Park residents were in the streets protesting the construction of affordable housing. At an academic panel discussion at Filament Theatre, 4041 N.
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Aug 06

Updated Aug 16

11 People Shot So Far in Chicago Weekend Violence

A 20-year-old man walked into Community First Hospital with a gunshot wound in his right thigh. The shooting, which occurred in the 5200 block of West Addison, happened at 1 a.m. The man was listed in good condition.

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...in critical condition. A 31-year-old man was shot in the neck on the 5100 block of S. Hoyne Ave. at approximately 5:44 a.m. on Saturday morning. He was a passenger in a...

Just after 11 a.m. Saturday morning, a 51-year-old man was shot after a verbal argument in the 3300 block of W. Washington. The man suffered a gunshot wound to the head, and was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. 

...condition to Stroger Hospital. The victim was walking past a group of men in the 900 block of N. Central Park Ave. at approximately 4:20 p.m. when one of the men reached in his pocket...

Two men got into an altercation at a business in the 2700 block of W. 63rd St., and a 26-year-old man involved in the fight was shot in the side...

A man standing in front of a residence in the 1100 block of N. Lockwood was shot in the lower back. The shooting, which occurred at approximately 7:55 p.m., left the man in stable condition at Stroger Hospital, police said.

Two people were shot in the 2900 block of W. 40th St. at 8:24 p.m. Friday evening. A 20-year-old man suffered a graze wound to his chest and a 25-year-old woman suffered a graze wound to her neck. Both people refused treatment at the scene.

A 36-year-old man was shot on the 7500 block of S. Union at approximately 10:15 p.m. The man was sitting in a parked vehicle when he was struck by shots from an unknown assailant. He was taken to Christ Hospital in serious condition.

A man standing on a sidewalk in the 1600 block of S. Drake was shot in the right leg at approximately 11:20 p.m. Friday night. The 37-year-old man was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital in stable condition after he heard gunshots and felt pain in his leg.

A man sitting in a vehicle in the 4400 block of N. Whipple was shot and seriously wounded at approximately 1:22 a.m. The victim, a 29...

    11 People Shot So Far in Chicago Weekend Violence
    Chicago Police are reporting that 11 people have been shot in violence across the city this weekend. Nobody has been killed in any of the shootings, but two are in the hospital in critical condition. A 31-year-old man was shot in the neck on the 5100 block of S. Hoyne Ave.
    http://www.nbcchicago.com

  • SCC Northwest sider my whole life.

    The parents are serving lengthy prison sentences for trivial amounts of illegal drugs.

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    Not in Chicago where you have to kill more than a dozen people before you get jail time.

Aug 14

Learn salsa from pros & then take the stage y...

Learn salsa from pros & then take the stage yourself with live music at Chicago SummerDance #intheparks at Portage Park (4100 N. Long Ave.) on Aug. 17 from 6-9pm!

    Chicago Park District
    Learn salsa from pros & then take the stage yourself with live music at Chicago SummerDance #intheparks at Portage Park (4100 N. Long Ave.) on Aug. 17 from 6-9pm!
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Aug 10

Updated Aug 11

Guide to dog-friendly destinations and activities in Chicago

Outside of DFAs, features differ from park to park. In Portage Park (4100 N. Long Ave.), canines and kiddies can splash around together in a pool. Others, like Mary Bartelme Park...

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...canines and kiddies can splash around together in a pool. Others, like Mary Bartelme Park (115 S. Sangamon St.) in the West Loop or Norwood Park Dog Park (5801 N. Natoma Ave.), have water...

...Bartelme Park (115 S. Sangamon St.) in the West Loop or Norwood Park Dog Park (5801 N. Natoma Ave.), have water features specifically aimed at keeping the four-legged entertained. Many parks, such as...

...features specifically aimed at keeping the four-legged entertained. Many parks, such as Wiggly Field (2645 N. Sheffield Ave.) or Logan Square (2526 N. Western Ave.), also offer special areas for smaller dogs to...

...legged entertained. Many parks, such as Wiggly Field (2645 N. Sheffield Ave.) or Logan Square (2526 N. Western Ave.), also offer special areas for smaller dogs to play with pups their own size...

    Guide to dog-friendly destinations and activities in Chicago
    Having a pet in the city can make for wonderful companionship, but it can also make for great challenges. Depending on the pet-looking at you, dogs-our furry friends need quite a bit of attention and activity, plus they're always trying to make fetch happen.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • francie portage park transplant

    There is no pool for both dogs and kids at Portage Park. In the dog park there is a plastic baby pool, but I would never let my child in that pool (think dirt, drool, hair, etc). There is a kid's pool in the pool area, however that is for humans only, no dogs.

Aug 10

Lost dog in the area of Austin and Irving Par...

Lost dog in the area of Austin and Irving Park in Chicago. Answers to Maya. Thank you for your help.


Aug 10

SHARING: Found dog, by Warwick & Linder in Ch...

SHARING: Found dog, by Warwick & Linder in Chicago Update: The police came and picked this little girl up this morning. If...

...We have either a small, white, Maltese or shitzu on our porch. Warwick and Linder/ Warwick and Long. She's very sweet but just very scared. Won't move, eat or drink. If...

    Lost Dogs Illinois
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Aug 10

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo to the a...

Lost! #Chicago #IL #PortagePark (Around Montrose and Menard ) Shebah (mom) and Stoney (puppy) - Female Mix. Black/Brown/White. Call 708-737-2042. Cook...


Aug 06

11 People Shot So Far in Chicago Weekend Violence

A 20-year-old man walked into Community First Hospital with a gunshot wound in his right thigh. The shooting, which occurred in the 5200 block of West Addison, happened at 1 a.m. The man was listed in good condition.

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...in critical condition. A 31-year-old man was shot in the neck on the 5100 block of S. Hoyne Ave. at approximately 5:44 a.m. on Saturday morning. He was a passenger in a...

Just after 11 a.m. Saturday morning, a 51-year-old man was shot after a verbal argument in the 3300 block of W. Washington. The man suffered a gunshot wound to the head, and was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. 

...condition to Stroger Hospital. The victim was walking past a group of men in the 900 block of N. Central Park Ave. at approximately 4:20 p.m. when one of the men reached in his pocket...

Two men got into an altercation at a business in the 2700 block of W. 63rd St., and a 26-year-old man involved in the fight was shot in the side...

A man standing in front of a residence in the 1100 block of N. Lockwood was shot in the lower back. The shooting, which occurred at approximately 7:55 p.m., left the man in stable condition at Stroger Hospital, police said.

Two people were shot in the 2900 block of W. 40th St. at 8:24 p.m. Friday evening. A 20-year-old man suffered a graze wound to his chest and a 25-year-old woman suffered a graze wound to her neck. Both people refused treatment at the scene.

A 36-year-old man was shot on the 7500 block of S. Union at approximately 10:15 p.m. The man was sitting in a parked vehicle when he was struck by shots from an unknown assailant. He was taken to Christ Hospital in serious condition.

A man standing on a sidewalk in the 1600 block of S. Drake was shot in the right leg at approximately 11:20 p.m. Friday night. The 37-year-old man was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital in stable condition after he heard gunshots and felt pain in his leg.

A man sitting in a vehicle in the 4400 block of N. Whipple was shot and seriously wounded at approximately 1:22 a.m. The victim, a 29...

    11 People Shot So Far in Chicago Weekend Violence
    Chicago Police are reporting that 11 people have been shot in violence across the city this weekend. Nobody has been killed in any of the shootings, but two are in the hospital in critical condition. A 31-year-old man was shot in the neck on the 5100 block of S. Hoyne Ave.
    http://www.nbcchicago.com

Jul 31

Learn #Salsa from pros & then take the stage ...

Learn #Salsa from pros & then take the stage yourself with live music at Chicago SummerDance #intheparks at Portage Park(4100 N. Long Ave.) on Aug. 3 from 6-9pm!


Jul 31

Police issue warnings about NW Side burglaries

4300-block of North Monitor Avenue on July 16, 2017 at 2:10 a.m.

4200-block of North Milwaukee Avenue on July 14, 2017 between 9 - 11:00 p.m.

4400-block of North Milwaukee Avenue on July 27, 2017 at 2:50 a.m.

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5500-block of West Edmunds Street on July 13, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

4800-block of North Central Avenue on July 21, 2017 at 9:30 p.m.

5400-block of North Lynch Avenue on July 25, 2017 at 12:45 p.m.

5000-block of North Major Avenue on July 25, 2017 between 1- 5:30 p.m.

5600-block of West Leland on July 26, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

4800-block of West Strong Street on July 17-18, 2017 between 6:30 p.m. - 5:15 a.m.

4800-block of West Berteau Avenue on July 20, 2017 between 6- 8:30 p.m.

7000-block of North Mason Avenue on July 20-22, 2017 between 1:00 a.m. - 4:25 p.m.

4800-block of West Ainslie Street on July 26-27, 2017 between 6- 12:15 p.m.

5400-block of North Nagle Avenue on July 29, 2017 between 12:01- 11:00 a.m.

3400-block of North Central Avenue on July 11, 2017 at 12:30 p.m.

6000-block of West Belmont Avenue on July 12, 2017 at 5:18 a.m.

5600-block of North Cumberland Avenue on July 21, 2017 at 3:44 a.m.

5100-block of West Belmont Avenue on July 23, 2017 between 4:35 - 4:40 a.m.

8100-block of West Higgins Road on July 26, 2017 between 5:50 - 1:14 p.m.

    Police issue warnings about NW Side burglaries
    Chicago police have issued warnings about burglars targeting homes and businesses on the Northwest Side in July. There have been at least six home burglaries since July 13, with an unknown number of burglars stealing electronics, jewelry, cash and other items from the homes.
    http://abc7chicago.com

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