45 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Ax throwing comes to Portage Park

5500-5599 W. Irving Park Rd.

    Ax throwing comes to Portage Park
    If you're sick of golf or bowling, there's a new game Axe throwing has come to Chicago's North Side at Thunderbolt. Owner Scott Hollander got the idea after a trip to Canada. Thunderbolt just opened in Portage Park this week and if throwing axes seems like a potentially dangerous idea, you can be assured they take safety very seriously.
    http://wgntv.com

  • I would suggest a gun range instead...(Can't wait to hear the feedback on my post) :)

  • I attended my friend's birthday party at Thunderbolt Axe Throwing on Saturday. There were 18 of us. We had a great time! The owner, Scott, was there along with 3 other employees. We all had to sign a waiver and pay $20 for the hour before we were allowed to...

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    I attended my friend's birthday party at Thunderbolt Axe Throwing on Saturday. There were 18 of us. We had a great time! The owner, Scott, was there along with 3 other employees. We all had to sign a waiver and pay $20 for the hour before we were allowed to go over near the cages. They take safety very seriously here. People are not walking around with axes! Everyone receives a safety orientation and tutorial. There is only one axe per lane/cage. The rules are similar to archery, you may only retrieve your axe from the target when the person next to you is done throwing and is ready to retrieve as well. Check out their Facebook page, they have a lot of videos. You will see that it is pretty unlikely that an axe fight breaks out. This isn't a place for loitering. It is $20 an hour on weekends and $15 an hour during the week.

2 days ago

Weekend horror: Donnie Darko, Trouble Every Day, C2E2, The Void

...Vernon Wells will introduce ROAD WARRIOR! Photos and autographs are free of charge. Patio Theater, 6008 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago. Tickets are only $20...

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...to the big screen in celebration of its 15th anniversary. Times vary. Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613. (Please note: the 7pm screening on Friday will be the Director's...

...expect the unexpected)! Lecture by filmmaker Melika Bass on the 25th. Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60601...

...Sunday at 3:45pm. Doc Films, Max Palevsky Cinema, Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th, Chicago, IL 60637...

GET OUT - (4/21-4/27) There's still time to catch this great horror flick on the big screen and the Logan Theatre's got you covered. Times vary. 2646 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL 60647.

TV Party 4 - (4/24 at 7pm) Sinema Obscura presents a collection of indie film shorts. Township, 2200 N. California, Chicago, IL. (Big thanks to Mike McCune of the Chicago Horror Meetup Group for the information!)

JURASSIC PREY / THEODORE REX - (4/24 at 8pm) Dinosaur double feature with screenwriter John Oak Dalton Q&A. vendors, food/drink specials, giveaways. 21+. Fat Cat Restaurant & Bar, 4840 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL.

...by Elly Green. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30pm; Sundays at 3pm. The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622. $25. TICKETS...

...tempers rise as their phones reveal the city being destroyed above them. Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637...

...the story is told through singing and plenty of hits from the eighties. Greenhouse Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614. Tickets $15...

...Expo. Alex will discuss art forms, trends, storytelling, and more. Free event. Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington, Chicago, IL...

...other guests) will be discussing the future of horror in film and comics. McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60649...

...Nighy (Love, Actually). All ages. Museum hours: 9:30am-4:00pm. Omnimax Theater, Lower level, 5700 Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60637...

Trapped in a Room with a Zombie - Room Escape adventures where guests must figure out clues and puzzles to escape a room they share with a snarling, chained-up zombie. Ages 14+ or must have parent. Fine Arts Building, 408 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL 60605.

    Weekend Horror: Donnie Darko, Trouble Every Day, C2E2, The Void
    Sci-fi and horror fans of the Midwest, rejoice! This weekend is absolutely packed with entertainment options around Chicago. C2E2 returns, The Void continues, Donnie Darko is back on the big screen with a new 4K restoration, Béatrice Dalle goes wild in Trouble Every Day, Lana Wachowski (The Matrix trilogy) will be speaking at the Music...
    http://www.chicagonow.com

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Developer scores permit for new Portage Park apartments

...cleared for construction. Developer Noah Properties is looking to replace two older frame homes at 4111 N. Narragansett and 4115 N. Narragansett with two newer buildings containing 15 units each. Last week, the...

...Noah Properties is looking to replace two older frame homes at 4111 N. Narragansett and 4115 N. Narragansett with two newer buildings containing 15 units each. Last week, the developer received a permit...

    Developer scores permit for new Portage Park apartments
    Noah Properties will be replacing two frame homes with 30 new apartments along Narragansett Avenue.
    http://chicago.curbed.com

  • EBKitty Stalking around EB

    Did it by few blocks from me. Looks stupid and there's always a For Rent sign, so they must be sitting half empty for months at a time. Waste.

  • If you're going to have high density without retail, this is a good spot. And maybe the increased car traffic will slow down the raceway between Montrose and Irving. BTW before that area was incorporated into Chicago in 1889 it was locally known as Frog Town because of the perennially...

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    If you're going to have high density without retail, this is a good spot. And maybe the increased car traffic will slow down the raceway between Montrose and Irving. BTW before that area was incorporated into Chicago in 1889 it was locally known as Frog Town because of the perennially standing water. An example of how zoning coins gold. That area's real estate value was always depressed because of the water and then the work farm and then the insane asylum until crafty/connecteds made the miracle west of Narragansett. Now it is the east side of the street's turn to make the right people rich(er).

Apr 13

Updated Apr 15

Irving-Central Starbucks Plan Pits Neighborhood Groups Against Each Other

PORTAGE PARK — As a year-old proposal to build a Starbucks drive-thru at the intersection of Central Avenue and Irving Park Road approaches a crucial hurdle next week, a pair of neighborhood groups claiming to represent the area have staked out opposing positions on the plan.

But supporters have yet to win over Robert Quezada, the owner of Portage Grounds, 5501 W. Irving Park Road.

    Irving-Central Starbucks Plan Pits Neighborhood Groups Against Each Other
    PORTAGE PARK - As a year-old proposal to build a Starbucks drive-thru at the intersection of Central Avenue and Irving Park Road approaches a crucial hurdle next week, a pair of neighborhood groups claiming to represent the area have staked out opposing positions on the plan.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

  • Wow PPNA, now what? You say you didn't oppose a Starbucks so I guess all the discussion is over then. THANK YOU WPPNA.

  • PortageRules Love Portage Park!

    I have a weekly call list to the Alderman's office dating back to January about a light out behind my house and as far as I can tell....that light is still out. Besides cashing his fire pension and 6 figure alderman's salary, I really do not know what this dude does. His ward is like a latchkey kid with absent parents. We are on our own!!

Apr 15

April 14, 2017 Update

Thursday, May 11. from 6:000-7:30 PM at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee

Pull out your best flannels for the grand opening of Thunderbolt Chicago, 4842 W. Irving Park Road.

...Prep Chicago website. The closest site for 45th Ward residents is at Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett. Their hours are...

Tue., Apr 18, 12 pm, Austin-Irving Library, 6100 W. Irving Park. Attend the monthlyPortage Park Chamber of Commerce networking meeting. Guest speakers and complimentary lunch buffet. Registration required: 773-777-2020. Free.

Wed., Apr 19,Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee. Meet neighbors and discuss ways to become involved in your community during the Portage Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting. The meeting will discuss the proposed development at Irving and Central. More info: online.Free. 

Wed., Apr 26, 7 pm, Portage Park Senior Center, 4100 N. Long.Learn what you can do about crime during the1624 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 16th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free. 

Thur., Apr 27, 7 pm, St. Bartholomew Church, Kreuger Hall, 4910 W. Addison. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1634 beat meeting. Find your beat at the16th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4521.Free.

Sat., Apr 29, 11 am, Biagio, 4242 N. Central. The St. Cornelius Ladies Guild is hosting their annual Spring Luncheon. Entertainment by Roxanne Anzelone. Sign up: call June at 773-267-1774.$40.

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Thursday, May 4, from 6:00-7:30 PM at St. John’s Episcopal, 3857 N. Kostner;

Saturday, May 6, from 11:00 AM-12:30 PM at the Jefferson Park Library Branch, 5363 W. Lawrence;

Monday, May 8, from 6:00-7:30 PM at Hitch Elementary School, 5625 N. McVicker;

Tuesday, May 9, from 6:00-7:30 PM at Eden United Church of Christ, 5051 W. Gunnison; and

I am pleased to announce that Zoning Committee Chairman Daniel Solis, at my request, plans to call the 5150 N. Northwest Hwy storage proposal before the committee in early May.

Indivisible IL-5 (5th Congressional District of Illinois) is hosting a Congressional Town Hall Meeting on Monday, April 17, from 6:15 PM to 8:15 PM at the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox.

3223 W. Franklin Boulevard

6631 N. Bosworth Avenue

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The winner of the raffle will receive 2 three-day VIP tickets to the Chicago concert on July 14-16 at Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph.

Wed., Apr 19, 3-4:30 pm, BACP City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, Room 805. Jonathan Simon of Horizon Payments LLC hosts a Lowering Credit Card Processing Costs for Your Business workshop. Register: via email or 312-744-2086. Free.

Thur., Apr 20, 12-2 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005. Learn about the nature and cost of long-term care, what Medicare covers...

Sat., Apr 22, 8:30 am-1 pm, Arturo Velasquez Institute, 2800 S. Western. CPS in partnership with the Arturuo Velasquez Institute invites you to attend the Spring DREAMer and Family Education Forum and Resource Fair. More info and register: online.Free. 

Sat., Apr 22, 9 am-12 pm, Dunham Park, 4638 N. Melvina. Spend your Earth Dayhelping beautify a local park. More info and sign up:online. Free.

Sat., Apr 22, 9 am-5 pm, Malcom X College, 1900 W. Jackson. Village Network is hosting a Chicago Housing Expo. This year’s theme is “Living Better at Home”. Learn more:online. Free.

Sat., Apr 22, 5-6:30 pm,Congregational Church of Jefferson Park, 5320 W. Giddings.Join neighbors and the congregation for aSpaghetti Dinner Social event. Doors open at 4. For seating reservations or special raffle ticket numbers call: 773-725-0121.Adult/$12; Children 6 & under/Free. 

Sun., Apr 23, 2 pm,Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding.The Irving Park Fine Arts Committee hosts its final 2016-2017 concert. Featuring the Carthage Faculty Trio. Reception to follow concert. More info: online.Free/Donations accepted. 

Tues., Apr 25, 10 am, Liberty Bank, 6210 N. Milwaukee. Liberty Bank will host aFinancial Abuse Among Seniorspresentation. RSVP by April 20 to Marsha: 773-489-4679. Free.

Thur., Apr 27, 7 pm, Rosedale Park, 6312 W. Rosedale.Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during theGladstone Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting.Free.

Sat., Apr 29, 8-10 am, Lido Banquets, 5504 N. Milwaukee. Alex Pirus, former NHL player for the Minnesota North Stars will be the guest speaker...

Sat., Apr 29, 9 am-12 pm, Byron & Lawndale, Gather with neighbors and help beautify your community during the Annual GIPNA Alley Clean-Up. Free.

Sat., Apr 29, 3-4 pm, City News Cafe, 4018 N. Cicero. Local and international poets Snezana Zabic and Larry O. Dean will join City News Cafe for a Poetry Reading and Book Signing. Tasha Fouts will also read and bring her own poems to share. More info: online. Cost of purchases. 

Fri., May 5, 12-2 pm, Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway. The 17th, 19th, 20th, and 24th police districts co-host a Seniors Cinco de Mayo party. All seniors invited.$2/person. 

Fri., May 5, 6:30 pm, Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence. The Jefferson Park Chamber of Commerce presents A Night at the Cabaret. There will be a raffle to help Hands to Help Ministries. Cocktails at 6:30 and a performance at 7:30. More info and tickets: online.$25/advance; $30/door. 

Sat., May 6, 12-4 pm, Independence Park Fieldhouse, 3945 N. Springfield. The Greater Independence Park Neighborhood Association (GIPNA) is hosting the 10th annualFine Craft Fair just in time for Mother’s Day.Email organizers if you’re interested in participating.Cost of Purchases. 

Fri., May 19, 3-7 pm, Belding School, 4257 N. Tripp. Belding Elementary hosts their annualInternational Festival to celebrate the diversity in their school and in our community. Special performances from the Jesse White Tumblers, Cambodian Roneat music, and more. More info:online. $10.

Thur., May 25, 9 am-2 pm, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, 820 S. Damen

    April 14, 2017 Update
    Dear Neighbor, With Easter this Sunday, I want to take the opportunity to wish everyone a joyous and relaxing holiday with their friends and family. In observance of the holiday, my office will be closed Saturday, April 15. We will re-open on Monday, April 17, at 9 AM.
    http://ward45.org

Mar 17

Updated Apr 14

Mar. 17, 2017 Update

Learn about different career opportunities at O’Hare International Airport during a Chicago Department of Aviation community career fair. The career fair will be on Thursday, March 23, from 9 am to 1 pm at Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett.

Volunteers will meet on the morning of Saturday, April 1, at 9 am at 4041 N. Milwaukee for coffee, donuts, and supplies before hitting the neighborhood. Volunteers will clean up until about noon before heading to an art dedication ceremony.

Liberty Tax Service, 4900 W. Irving Park, as again partnered with the Irving Park Community Food Pantry, 3801 N. Keeler. For every...

In the fall of 2016, the event sold out at Community Tavern. This time around, the Filament Theatre will partner with Fannies Cafe, 5044 W. Montrose, to offer audiences this unique experience.

Sat., Mar 18, 7 pm,The Patio Theater, 6008 W. Irving Park.The non-profitPatrick Lives On is hosting a Film Festival for Charity to raise awareness about gun violence. Tickets: online. $20.

Mon., Mar 20, 7:30 pm, Farlow’s Playroom, 4222 N. Milwaukee. Meet neighbors and discuss ways to become more involved in your community during the Portage...

Sat., Mar 25, 9:30 am,Austin-Irving Library, 6100 W. Irving Park.Mary Joyce-Cahill will speak on natural bug repellent during the Portage Park Garden Club...

Wed., Apr 26, 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., Apr 27, 7 pm, St. Bartholomew Church, Kreuger 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 new series will launch this Saturday, March 18, from 2-4 PM at the Jefferson Park Branch Library, 5363 W. Lawrence.

The Planning Commission unanimously voted in favor of a self storage unit facility at 5150 N. Northwest Highway on Thursday. The mixed-income housing proposal on the southern parcel of the property was not discussed at the hearing; it will be heard at a later date.

The Hitch Elementary PTA is hosting their annual fundraiser, The Main Event, at Lido Banquets, 5504 N. Milwaukee, from 6 PM to 11 PM on Friday, March 24.

This year’s event will be on Wednesday, April 5, from 6-9 PM at Old Irving Brewing, 4419 W. Montrose. Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased online.

The winner of the raffle will receive 2 three-day VIP tickets to the Chicago concert on July 14-16 at Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph.

All participants must submit their entries by 4 pm on Thursday, April 6. Entries must be mailed to COUNTRY Financial Reusable Bag Contest, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., Chicago, IL 60602.

Olive’s Neighborhood Garden for the Hungry is hosting its annual fundraiser from 3 PM to 6 PM on Saturday, April 1, at Rabbit’s Bar & Grill, 4945 W. Foster.

...Service, 4900 W. Irving Park, as again partnered with the Irving Park Community Food Pantry, 3801 N. Keeler. For every $20 contribution a client makes to the Irving Park Community Food Pantry during...

...an application. The 8-week course will be held at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon, from 6:15-8:45 PM on Thursdays, April 27 thru June 15. A $125...

CSBI is hosting a free Job Readiness Workshop where prospective applicants can learn more about the organization and the six-week internship program. The workshop will be from 10 AM to noon on Saturday, March 18, at City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle.

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., Mar 18, 10 am-2 pm, Arturo Velasquez Institute, 2800 S. Western. Listen to keynote speaker Laura Gutierrez Ramos of Nuevo Leon Restaurant, receive free assistance from...

Sat., Mar 18, 11 am-2 pm, Dunham Park Fieldhouse, 4638 N. Melvina. Spring is gearing up, which means it’s time for baseball. Join Dunham Park for aBaseball and Softball Equipment Swap & Sale to get your kid ready for the season.Cost of purchases.

Sat., Mar 18, 6 pm,St. Robert Bellarmine, 4646 N. Austin, Eastwood Entrance.Join neighbors and congregation members for aSpaghetti Dinner.$5/kids 5 and under, $7/6 and older.

Sun., Mar 19, 12:30 pm, St. Francis Borgia Deaf Center, 8025 W. Addison. Learn abou the recent changes to immigration policy and how the laws are enforced during an Immigrant Update Workshop. Registration required: email organizers or call 773-282-8445. Free.

Sun., Mar 19, 3 pm, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner. The St. John Concert Series presents Mio Nakamura. Free.

Tue., Mar 21, 8 am, LYDIA Home, 4300 W. Irving Park.Meet other businesses, listen to guest speakers, and enjoy a complimentary breakfast at thePortage Park Chamber of Commerce Monthly Networking Meeting. Registration required: email organizers. Free.

Tue., Mar 21, 12-1 pm, Eden United Church of Christ, 5051 W. Gunnison. Rev. Jacki Belile, a certified life coach on staff at the church, will lead a...

Tue., Mar 21, 11 am, 17th District Police Station, 4650 N. Pulaski. Seniors are invited to meet officers during aSenior Citizens’ Meeting. Free.

Tue., Mar 21, 7 pm, Latvian Community Center, 4146 N. Elston. Meet neighbors and get involved in your community during aWest Walker Civic Association meeting.Free.

Wed., Mar 22, 11 am-2 pm, 2102 W. Ogden, Room 1. The Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities presents a Discussion about Fire Safety and Tenants Rights. Register & more info:online. Free. 

Thur., Mar 23, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005.Learn how to protect your finances and identity, learn the laws and regulations...

Fri., Mar 24, 10 am-12 pm, 16th District Parking Garage, 5151 N. Milwaukee. The 16th District police station is hosting a Free Child Car Seat Check. Make sure your child is safe and secure when you’re on the road. More info: 312-742-4521.Free.

Sat., Mar 25, 6:30 pm-Midnight, 4447 N. Lowell. Win great prizes during this luau themed Big Red Auction for St. Edwards. Cost of purchases. 

Tue., Mar 28, 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., Mar 29, 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 monthly meeting. Free.

Sat., Apr 2, 10 am-2 pm, Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence.  The Jefferson Park Sunday Market continues theirWinter Market in the annex space at the Copernicus Center. There will even be a cash bar to make those brunches a little more interesting. Cost of purchases. 

Tue., Apr 4, 7 pm,Independence Park Bungalow, 3945 N. Springfield. Join neighbors to learn how you can participate in supporting your community during aGIPNA Board Meeting. Free.

Sat., Apr 2, 8 pm,Hamburger Mary’s, 5400 N. Clark. Join Chicago Canine Rescue for theirHambingo Mary’scharity event. Raise life-saving funds for shelter pups while playing to win great prizes. Velicity Metropolis hosts.Cost of purchases and donations. 

Sat., Apr 8, 2-7 pm,Rex Tavern, 4933 N. Milwaukee. Back by popular demand, Jefferson Park Forward will be hosting its second annual JPF Pub...

Sat., Apr 29, 9 am-12 pm, Byron & Lawndale, Gather with neighbors and help beautify your community during the Annual GIPNA Alley Clean-Up. Free.

    Mar. 17, 2017 Update
    Dear Neighbor, The Jefferson Park Branch Library, in collaboration with Pan y Rosas Disco, is launching a new Library Experimental series. This new series focuses on Chicago's experimental musicians. The first show will feature text and tuba action with Nathanael Jones and Beth McDonald, as well as cello experiments with Sarah Ritch.
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Apr 14

Local Rocker Andy Slater Discusses What It’s Like Riding the CTA as a Blind Person

Slater and his family currently live near Montrose and Milwaukee. Although they own a car, he frequently uses CTA trains and buses to pick up his son from elementary school near the California Blue Line station, commute to his studio near Lake and Ogden, and go to band practice in Humboldt Park.

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...home in Humboldt Park to Wicker Park when he was struck in a crosswalk at Division and Western by a turning driver who failed to yield. (Five years earlier, a drunk driver fatally...

Slater and his family currently live near Montrose and Milwaukee. Although they own a car, he frequently uses CTA trains and buses to pick up his son from elementary school near the California Blue Line station, commute to his studio near Lake and Ogden, and go to band practice in Humboldt Park.

    Local Rocker Andy Slater Discusses What It's Like Riding the CTA as a Blind Person
    The Chicago Reader publishes a weekly transportation column written by Streetsblog Chicago editor John Greenfield. We syndicate a portion of the column on Streetsblog after it comes out online.] Getting around Chicago via mass transit can be frustrating for any of us, but imagine what it's like for people who are legally blind.
    http://chi.streetsblog.org

Apr 10

Updated Apr 14

Riding CTA legally blind can be ‘a huge pain in the ass’

Slater and his family currently live near Montrose and Milwaukee. Although they own a car, he frequently uses CTA trains and buses to pick up...

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...home in Humboldt Park to Wicker Park when he was struck in a crosswalk at Division and Western by a turning driver who failed to yield. (Five years earlier, a drunk driver fatally...

...son from elementary school near the California Blue Line station, commute to his studio near Lake and Ogden, and go to band practice in Humboldt Park...

Chris Casey's seen the ill effects of overdevelopment near Foster and Pulaski. He's afraid his beloved La Bagh Woods is next.

    Riding CTA legally blind can be 'a huge pain in the ass'
    click to enlarge Getting around Chicago via mass transit can be frustrating for any of us, but imagine what it's like for people who are legally blind. Visually impaired sound artist, rock musician, and recording engineer Andy Slater offered to share his experiences navigating the city on public transportation and floated some ideas to improve transportation access for folks with disabilities.
    http://www.chicagoreader.com

  • i have offered blind pedestrians assistance crossing a four lane, to be rejected, I'm sure there's an instinctive reluctance relative to strangers.

  • Interesting Sharon. Makes me wonder if they utilize some technology that's unfamiliar to us, like clicks for pedestrian crossings. Or if some just don't want to rely on anyone else - or strangers.
    Happy to know so many others offer assistance!
    I figure sight impaired are generally more touch sensitive...

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    Interesting Sharon. Makes me wonder if they utilize some technology that's unfamiliar to us, like clicks for pedestrian crossings. Or if some just don't want to rely on anyone else - or strangers.
    Happy to know so many others offer assistance!
    I figure sight impaired are generally more touch sensitive (as portrayed in "Wait Until Dark" w/Audrey Hepburn). I assist blind and elderly ppl as non-invasively as possible. Never been turned-down offering an elbow or shoulder to old & blind crossing streets (they latch onto me). For spry & blind who appear uncertain about crossing a street due to all the noise downtown, I'll announce I'm crossing too when the coast is clear & continue to talk "still clear... still good... here's the sidewalk. Bye now." They can easily follow a nearby voice over the cacophony of background noise.
    When elderly fellow pedestrians move slowly in a crosswalk, I slow down so they're not crossing alone. Don't know if it eases their minds, but it sure does mine! :-)

Apr 12

Updated Apr 12

Chuck Axes With Friends At Thunderbolt, Opening Soon In Six Corners

Hollander is hoping to pass the skill on to an eager class of pupils on April 19, when he opens Thunderbolt, 4842 W. Irving Park Road, bringing the Six Corners Shopping District an attraction unlike anything its seen in its long history.

    Chuck Axes With Friends At Thunderbolt, Opening Soon In Six Corners
    PORTAGE PARK - It doesn't take as much strength as you'd think to hurl a spinning piece of sharp metal against a plywood board, but coordination and focus are key. In other words, Scott Hollander said, it's a lot like golf.
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  • I walked by the other day and seen more women in there then guys throwing axes, I guess It could be a good date night, not sure if they were open, open or it was a party, event or a soft open.

    then I was thinking of it and I am not sure I would be that comfortable with my girlfriend being proficient in throwing axes.

Apr 10

Updated Apr 11

CVS On Belmont Closes, Then Donates $4K In Supplies To Nearby School

So Villegas and Heath were surprised to visit Reinberg Public School, 3425 N. Major Ave., on March 27 and find two dozen crates of pens, notebooks, binders and staplers — "basically the entire school supplies aisle," Heath said.

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PORTAGE PARK — CVS last month closed its branch at 6355 W. Belmont Ave., leaving a hulking empty storefront along the intersection of Narragansett Avenue.

    CVS On Belmont Closes, Then Donates $4K In Supplies To Nearby School
    PORTAGE PARK - CVS last month closed its branch at 6355 W. Belmont Ave., leaving a hulking empty storefront along the intersection of Narragansett Avenue. But the store's manager, with some nudging from Ald. Gilbert Villegas (36th), made sure part of the store stayed behind.
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  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    How thoughtful of the store to help in a community they once served.

  • Awesome job CVS! Mr. Luckyman on the picture as we used to call him - my elementary school =)

  • Thumbs WAY up for CVS! Way. To. Go!!!!

    Love this sort of thing. It's HUGE for a school. Thanks Mr. CVS Store Manager (didn't get his name in the article) for your generous spirit and example of goodness. Will shop at CVS more often because of this!

Apr 08

April 7, 2017 Update

Jeff Semmerling and Art Side Out Studio & Mask Shop are back for their quarterly Vaudeville at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee.

...of neighborhood bars along the way. The Pub Crawl will end at Hops and Barley, 4359 N. Milwaukee. Crawlers will spend approximately one hour at each bar before moving on to the next...

...Prep Chicago website. The closest site for 45th Ward residents is at Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett. Their hours are...

Sun., Apr 9, 12:30-3 pm, St. John’s Lutheran School, 4939 W. Montrose.Cub Scout Pack 3997 and Boy Scout Troop 997 are hosting theirannual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser. Spaghetti, meatballs, bread, and salad. Dine in or take out. Raffles. $6/person; Free/Kids 5 and under. 

Sun., Apr 9, 3:30-4:30 pm, Luther North/New Life Church Campus, 5700 W. Berteau.Bring your whole family to join in on the 2nd Annual Portage Park Easter Egg Hunt. Meet neighbors, win raffle prizes, and get your hunt on. $7.

Tue., Apr 18, 12 pm, Austin-Irving Library, 6100 W. Irving Park. Attend the monthlyPortage Park Chamber of Commerce networking meeting. Guest speakers and complimentary lunch buffet. Registration required: 773-777-2020. Free.

Wed., Apr 26, 7 pm, Portage Park Senior Center, 4100 N. Long.Learn what you can do about crime during the1624 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 16th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free. 

Thur., Apr 27, 7 pm, St. Bartholomew Church, Kreuger Hall, 4910 W. Addison. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1634 beat meeting. Find your beat at the16th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4521.Free.

Sat., Apr 29, 11 am, Biagio, 4242 N. Central. The St. Cornelius Ladies Guild is hosting their annual Spring Luncheon. Entertainment by Roxanne Anzelone. Sign up: call June at 773-267-1774.$40.

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Bar crawlers will meet at Jefferson Inn, 4874 N. Milwaukee, where they will then make their way through Jefferson Park, visiting a handful of neighborhood...

Indivisible IL-5 (5th Congressional District of Illinois) is hosting a Congressional Town Hall Meeting on Monday, April 17, from 6:15 PM to 8:15 PM at the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox.

3223 W. Franklin Boulevard

6631 N. Bosworth Avenue

821 E. 103rd Street

The winner of the raffle will receive 2 three-day VIP tickets to the Chicago concert on July 14-16 at Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph.

Sat., Apr 8, 10 am-4 pm, Chicago Teacher’s Union Hall, 1901 W. Carroll. Activists, professional organizers, first-time activists, and everyone in between is invited to attend theIllinois Resistance Resource Fair. More info: email organizers. Free.

Sun., Apr 9, 11:30 am-2 pm, St. Viator Elementary School, 4140 W. Addison. Celebrate students’ artistic and academic achievements throughout the school year during an Art Show and Academic Fair.Halls will be filled with art and faculty will be present. More info: 773-545-2173.Free.

Tue., Apr 11, 12-1 pm, Eden United Church of Christ, 5051 W. Gunnison.Pastor Jacki will lead a discussion on ancestry, tradition, and the power of the past during the weeklyBrown Bag Lunch N Learn. More info: email organizers or call 773-283-5557.Free. 

Wed., Apr 12, 3-4:30 pm, BACP City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, Room 805.BACP will host aHow to Start a Business (Cómo Empezar un Negocio...

Wed., Apr 12, 7 pm, Dunham Park, 4638 N. Melvina.Learn what you can do about crime during the1622 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 16th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

Thur., Apr 20, 12-2 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005. Learn about the nature and cost of long-term care, what Medicare covers...

Sat., Apr 22, 8:30 am-1 pm, Arturo Velasquez Institute, 2800 S. Western. CPS in partnership with the Arturuo Velasquez Institute invites you to attend the Spring DREAMer and Family Education Forum and Resource Fair. More info and register: online.Free. 

Sat., Apr 22, 9 am-5 pm, Malcom X College, 1900 W. Jackson. Village Network is hosting a Chicago Housing Expo. This year’s theme is “Living Better at Home”. Learn more:online. Free.

Sat., Apr 22, 5-6:30 pm,Congregational Church of Jefferson Park, 5320 W. Giddings.Join neighbors and the congregation for aSpaghetti Dinner Social event. Doors open at 4. For seating reservations or special raffle ticket numbers call: 773-725-0121.Adult/$12; Children 6 & under/Free. 

Sun., Apr 23, 2 pm,Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding.The Irving Park Fine Arts Committee hosts its final 2016-2017 concert. Featuring the Carthage Faculty Trio. Reception to follow concert. More info: online.Free/Donations accepted. 

Thur., Apr 27, 7 pm, Rosedale Park, 6312 W. Rosedale.Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during theGladstone Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting.Free.

Sat., Apr 29, 8-10 am, Lido Banquets, 5504 N. Milwaukee. Alex Pirus, former NHL player for the Minnesota North Stars will be the guest speaker...

Sat., Apr 29, 9 am-12 pm, Byron & Lawndale, Gather with neighbors and help beautify your community during the Annual GIPNA Alley Clean-Up. Free.

    April 7, 2017 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Jeff Semmerling and Art Side Out Studio & Mask Shop are back for their quarterly Vaudeville at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee. At noon on Saturday, April 8, join friends, family, and neighbors to watch as some of Chicago's finest actors and variety artists take the audience on an eclectic adventure of song, dance, and performance.
    http://ward45.org

Apr 07

National Girls Baseball League’s ‘Kotch’ Kowell dead at 91

...nursing assistant and did occupational therapy work with patients at the mental health center at Irving and Narragansett that used to be known as Dunning, Estacion said...

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...stadium, Thillens Stadium at Devon and Kedzie, Admiral Stadium in Des Plaines, Shewbridge field at 74th and Aberdeen, Sparta Stadium at 21st and Kostner and Parichy Stadium at Harrison and Harlem in Forest...

    National Girls Baseball League's 'Kotch' Kowell dead at 91
    In her 50s, Katharine "Kotch" Kowell fought off a robber who probably didn't know he was trying to yank a purse from a woman who'd once played pro ball. "She wouldn't let go, and she wound up punching the guy," said her nephew Mike Kollman.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

Apr 04

12 Chicago-Area Restaurant Updates To Know

...District at 4151 N. Cicero Ave., according to DNAinfo. Another is planned just west at Central and Irving Park...

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...on the collaboration between Four Corners Tavern Group and Hogsalt Hospitality inside the under-construction 150 North Riverside building. The restaurant’s called Porter Kitchen & Deck, and there’s a website. Perhaps that...

LAKEVIEW— Rotary sushi is on its way to Lakeview. Sushi Plus Rotary Sushi Bar has applied for its liquor license at 3219 N. Broadway St.

LINCOLN SQUARE— If you didn’t make it for The Budlong’s “flash opening” on Friday at 4619 N. Western Ave., don’t fret. They start serving Nashville Hot chicken in earnest this week for a grand opening. Nick Fochtman

PILSEN— As news trickles in on what’s happening at the former Embeya, Thai and Danielle Dang continue to work on their follow-up, HaiSous. Danielle Dang said they’re still sealing up walls, but hope to rock and roll in about six weeks at 1900 S. Carpenter St.

LOGAN SQUARE— Bow Truss isn’t reopening in Logan Square. Instead, Passion House Coffee Roasters, a popular roaster with a Fulton Market plant, is taking over for its first coffee shop at 2631 N. Kedzie Ave. It should open on May 1, according to DNAinfo.

LOGAN SQUARE— Here’s more info on the new restaurant replacing Cafeteria Mariano, from the owner of Griddle 24, Hollywood Grill, and White Palace Grill. It’s called Victory Grill, reported DNAinfo, at 2246-48 N. Milwaukee Ave. It could open later this year or in early 2018.

...Could a wine bar be sprouting inside the former homebrewer supply store Brew & Grow at 19 S. Morgan St.? That’s what the Neighbors of West Loop Facebook page claimed. Apparently there’s an...

WEST LOOP— Jet’s Pizza continues to expand. Eaters will soon be able to eat Detroit-style pizza at 1025 W. Madison Ave., as the city has issued a building permit.

IRVING PARK— A year after announcing the location, Miko’s Italian Ice appears to be on track for an April 15 opening date, according to DNAinfo. The shop at 4125 N. Kimball Ave. is the company’s third location.

STREETERVILLE— The Albert, the Einstein-inspired restaurant inside the Hotel EMC2, the new 21-story Marriott hotel at 228 E. Ontario St., should open soon. Curbed Chicago reported that the hotel should soon welcome its first guests.

...thru locations in Chicago. They’re planning one at the Six Corners Shopping District at 4151 N. Cicero Ave., according to DNAinfo. Another is planned just west at Central and Irving Park...

    12 Chicago-Area Restaurant Updates To Know
    A regularly-updated list of forthcoming restaurants and bars
    http://chicago.eater.com

Apr 02

Updated Apr 04

April 1, 2017 Update

...of neighborhood bars along the way. The Pub Crawl will end at Hops and Barley, 4359 N. Milwaukee. Crawlers will spend approximately one hour at each bar before moving on to the next...

Trivia Night will be on Friday, April 28, at 7 pm at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee. This community event and fundraiser will continue to support services and activities that break the cycle of homelessness in our community.

...Prep Chicago website. The closest site for 45th Ward residents is at Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett. Their hours are...

Fri., Apr 7, 9:30 am-3:30 pm,Portage Park Senior Center, 4100 N. Long. Find great deals at theFlea Market just west of the pool. Parking available at Berteau and Linder. Cost of purchases. 

Fri., Apr 7, 9:30 am-3:30 pm,Portage Park Senior Center, 4100 N. Long. Find great deals at theFlea Market just west of the pool. Parking available at Berteau and Linder. Cost of purchases. 

Sun., Apr 9, 12:30-3 pm, St. John’s Lutheran School, 4939 W. Montrose.Cub Scout Pack 3997 and Boy Scout Troop 997 are hosting their annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser. Spaghetti, meatballs, bread, and salad. Dine in or take out. Raffles. $6/person; Free/Kids 5 and under. 

Sun., Apr 9, 3:30-4:30 pm, Luther North/New Life Church Campus, 5700 W. Berteau. Bring your whole family to join in on the 2nd Annual Portage Park Easter Egg Hunt. Meet neighbors, win raffle prizes, and get your hunt on. Donations Accepted.

Thur., Apr 27, 7 pm, St. Bartholomew Church, Kreuger Hall, 4910 W. Addison. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1634 beat meeting. Find your beat at the16th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4521.Free.

Sat., Apr 29, 11 am, Biagio, 4242 N. Central. The St. Cornelius Ladies Guild is hosting their annual Spring Luncheon. Entertainment by Roxanne Anzelone. Sign up: call June at 773-267-1774.$40.

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The Jefferson Park Sunday Market hosts their winter market in the annex space at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence, this weekend.

Indivisible IL-5 (5th Congressional District of Illinois) is hosting a Congressional Town Hall Meeting on Monday, April 17, from 6:15 PM to 8:15 PM at the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox.

Olive’s Neighborhood Garden for the Hungry is hosting its annual fundraiser from 3 PM to 6 PM on Saturday, April 1, at Rabbit’s Bar & Grill, 4945 W. Foster.

This year’s event will be on Wednesday, April 5, from 6-9 PM at Old Irving Brewing, 4419 W. Montrose. Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased online.

Bar crawlers will meet at Jefferson Inn, 4874 N. Milwaukee, where they will then make their way through Jefferson Park, visiting a handful of neighborhood...

...as the winner of a city design competition for the new Independence Park Library at 4022 N. Elston. The design includes a library on the ground level with affordable housing above as part...

3223 W. Franklin Boulevard

6631 N. Bosworth Avenue

821 E. 103rd Street

The winner of the raffle will receive 2 three-day VIP tickets to the Chicago concert on July 14-16 at Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph.

All participants must submit their entries by 4 pm on Thursday, April 6. Entries must be mailed to COUNTRY Financial Reusable Bag Contest, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., Chicago, IL 60602.

Sat., Apr 1, 8 am-12 pm, Eden United Church of Christ, 5051 W. Gunnison. Enjoy aPancake Breakfast and Silent Auction. Businesses may sponsor the event fro $25-$150 or...

Sat., Apr 2, 8 pm,Hamburger Mary’s, 5400 N. Clark. Join Chicago Canine Rescue for their Hambingo Mary’s charity event. Raise life-saving funds for shelter pups while playing to win great prizes. Velicity Metropolis hosts. Cost of purchases and donations. 

Tue., Apr 4, 7 pm,Independence Park Bungalow, 3945 N. Springfield. Join neighbors to learn how you can participate in supporting your community during a GIPNA Board Meeting. Free.

Thur., Apr 6, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005.Learn home fire safety tips, law-enforcement services, and tips on how to...

Thur., Apr 6, 6 pm, Revolution Brewing Tap Room, 3340 N. Kedzie.  Friends of Murphy is hosting a Revolution Murphy 2017 spring fundraising event. Tickets include two...

Wed., Apr 12, 3-4:30 pm, BACP City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, Room 805.BACP will host aHow to Start a Business (Cómo Empezar un Negocio...

Wed., Apr 12, 7 pm, Dunham Park, 4638 N. Melvina.Learn what you can do about crime during the1622 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 16th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

Sat., Apr 22, 9 am-5 pm, Malcom X College, 1900 W. Jackson. Village Network is hosting a Chicago Housing Expo. This year’s theme is “Living Better at Home”. Learn more:online. Free.

Sun., Apr 23, 2 pm, Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding.The Irving Park Fine Arts Committee hosts its final 2016-2017 concert. Featuring the Carthage Faculty Trio. Reception to follow concert. More info: online.Free/Donations accepted. 

Wed., Apr 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 Associationmonthly meeting. Commander Looney will attend as a guest speaker. Free.

Thur., Apr 27, 7 pm, Rosedale Park, 6312 W. Rosedale.Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during theGladstone Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting.Free.

Sat., Apr 29, 8-10 am, Lido Banquets, 5504 N. Milwaukee. Alex Pirus, former NHL player for the Minnesota North Stars will be the guest speaker...

Sat., Apr 29, 9 am-12 pm, Byron & Lawndale, Gather with neighbors and help beautify your community during the Annual GIPNA Alley Clean-Up. Free.

    April 1, 2017 Update
    Dear Neighbor, The Jefferson Park Sunday Market hosts their winter market in the annex space at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence, this weekend. From 10 AM to 2 PM on Sunday, April 2, join neighbors for great selections from quality vendors. The winter market now offers a cash bar to spruce up your brunch.
    http://ward45.org

  • Please note that the Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for 4/9 (3:30-4:30) at Luther North is a private event for a local moms' group. It will not be "open to the public."

Mar 19

Updated Mar 27

Four home burglaries reported in Portage Park

between 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. March 5 in the 5700 block of West Addison;

between 3:30 p.m. and 7:55 p.m. March 14 in the 6100 block of West Newport;

between 4:45 p.m. and 10:20 p.m. March 17 in the 5500 block of West Grace.

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about 3:45 p.m. March 17 in the 3200 block of North Long; and

    Four home burglaries reported in Portage Park
    Police are warning Northwest Side residents after at least four home burglaries were reported this month in the Portage Park neighborhood. The burglar breaks into apartments or houses through doors or windows and steals personal property and miscellaneous items, according to the community alert from Area North detectives.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

Mar 26

One of our neighbors found this beautiful gir...

One of our neighbors found this beautiful girl in the 5800 block of Berenice Ave. in Portage Park area of Chicago.

    Gem Cem
    One of our neighbors found this beautiful girl in the 5800 block of Berenice Ave. in Portage Park area of Chicago.
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Mar 26

Found dog at Marmora & Berenice. Call Debbie...

Found dog at Marmora & Berenice. Call Debbie: 443-763-6632

    Lauren Kolb
    Found dog at Marmora & Berenice. Call Debbie: 443-763-6632
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Mar 24

Everyone, My sister Maria George Karahalios ...

Everyone, My sister Maria George Karahalios found a lil chihuahua while walking Ziki on the Menard and Warwick in Chicago area code 60634. The lil guy followed her and Ziki!! He's very...


Mar 23

Updated Mar 24

What You Need to Know About Chicago's Dining Scene This Week

The owners of nearby Italian restaurant Legno are behind the newly opened café and bakery Mia’s Gelateria Focacceria (4200 N. Central Ave., Portage Park). Beyond its selection of frosty treats, the quick-service spot also serves up pizzas (whole and slices) and sandwiches.

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...Burger Bar, Fish Bar, Ada St.) has entered the coffee game with Werewolf Coffee Bar (1765 N. Elston Ave., Bucktown). The space’s primary use is as a company clubhouse for DMK employees, but...

...lived flirtation with Chipotle’s Asian-style spinoff chain has come to an end. Shophouse (24 E. Jackson Blvd., Loop) has shuttered all its locations, and they’ve been acquired by a different Asian...

    What You Need to Know About Chicago's Dining Scene This Week
    DMK Restaurants (DMK Burger Bar, Fish Bar, Ada St.) has entered the coffee game with Werewolf Coffee Bar (1765 N. Elston Ave., Bucktown). The space's primary use is as a company clubhouse for DMK employees, but the public is invited to drop in for java drinks made with Dark Matter, Stumptown, and Lake City (from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho) beans; Floriole pastries; and Vosges chocolates-served out of a refurbished Wonder Bread truck-turned barista station.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

  • Deutsch portage36

    Is this an old article? Hasn't Mia's been open for years??

Mar 24

Mar. 24, 2017 Update

Volunteers will meet on the morning of Saturday, April 1, at 9 am at 4041 N. Milwaukee for coffee, donuts, and supplies before hitting the neighborhood. Volunteers will clean up until about noon before heading to an art dedication ceremony.

Liberty Tax Service, 4900 W. Irving Park, as again partnered with the Irving Park Community Food Pantry, 3801 N. Keeler. For every...

In the fall of 2016, the event sold out at Community Tavern. This time around, the Filament Theatre will partner with Fannies Cafe, 5044 W. Montrose, to offer audiences this unique experience.

...Prep Chicago website. The closest site for 45th Ward residents is at Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett. Their hours are...

Sat., Mar 25, 9:30 am, Austin-Irving Library, 6100 W. Irving Park. Mary Joyce-Cahill will speak on natural bug repellent during the Portage Park Garden Club...

Wed., Apr 26, 7 pm, Portage Park Senior Center, 4100 N. Long.Learn what you can do about crime during the1624 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 16th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free. 

Thur., Apr 27, 7 pm, St. Bartholomew Church, Kreuger Hall, 4910 W. Addison. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1634 beat meeting. Find your beat at the16th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4521.Free.

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The event will take place on Saturday, March 25, from 6:30 PM to midnight in Buckley Hall, 4447 N. Lowell.

...as the winner of a city design competition for the new Independence Park Library at 4022 N. Elston. The design includes a library on the ground level with affordable housing above as part...

3223 W. Franklin Boulevard

6631 N. Bosworth Avenue

821 E. 103rd Street

Olive’s Neighborhood Garden for the Hungry is hosting its annual fundraiser from 3 PM to 6 PM on Saturday, April 1, at Rabbit’s Bar & Grill, 4945 W. Foster.

This year’s event will be on Wednesday, April 5, from 6-9 PM at Old Irving Brewing, 4419 W. Montrose. Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased online.

The winner of the raffle will receive 2 three-day VIP tickets to the Chicago concert on July 14-16 at Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph.

All participants must submit their entries by 4 pm on Thursday, April 6. Entries must be mailed to COUNTRY Financial Reusable Bag Contest, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., Chicago, IL 60602.

...Service, 4900 W. Irving Park, as again partnered with the Irving Park Community Food Pantry, 3801 N. Keeler. For every $20 contribution a client makes to the Irving Park Community Food Pantry during...

...an application. The 8-week course will be held at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon, from 6:15-8:45 PM on Thursdays, April 27 thru June 15. A $125...

CSBI is hosting a free Job Readiness Workshop where prospective applicants can learn more about the organization and the six-week internship program. The workshop will be from 10 AM to noon on Saturday, March 18, at City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle.

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.

Tue., Mar 28, 7 pm, Rosedale Park, 6312 W. Rosedale.Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during the Gladstone Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting.Free.

Wed., Mar 29, 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.

Fri., Mar 31, 7-9 pm, Dunham Park Main Gym, 4638 N. Melvina. Join family, friends, and neighbors for an evening full of fun. Dunham Park is hosting...

Sat., Apr 1, 8 am-12 pm, Eden United Church of Christ, 5051 W. Gunnison. Enjoy aPancake Breakfast and Silent Auction. Businesses may sponsor the event fro $25-$150 or...

Sat., Apr 2, 10 am-2 pm, Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence.  The Jefferson Park Sunday Market continues theirWinter Market in the annex space at the Copernicus Center. There will even be a cash bar to make those brunches a little more interesting.Cost of purchases. 

Sat., Apr 2, 8 pm,Hamburger Mary’s, 5400 N. Clark. Join Chicago Canine Rescue for their Hambingo Mary’s charity event. Raise life-saving funds for shelter pups while playing to win great prizes. Velicity Metropolis hosts. Cost of purchases and donations. 

Tue., Apr 4, 7 pm,Independence Park Bungalow, 3945 N. Springfield. Join neighbors to learn how you can participate in supporting your community during a GIPNA Board Meeting. Free.

Thur., Apr 6, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005.Learn home fire safety tips, law-enforcement services, and tips on how to...

Thur., Apr 6, 6 pm,Revolution Brewing Tap Room, 3340 N. Kedzie.  Friends of Murphy is hosting a Revolution Murphy 2017 spring fundraising event. Tickets include two...

Sat., Apr 8, 2-7 pm, Rex Tavern, 4933 N. Milwaukee. Back by popular demand, Jefferson Park Forward will be hosting its second annual JPF Pub...

Sat., Apr 22, 9 am-5 pm, Malcom X College, 1900 W. Jackson. Village Network is hosting a Chicago Housing Expo. This year’s theme is “Living Better at Home”. Learn more:online. Free.

Sun., Apr 23, 2 pm,Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding.The Irving Park Fine Arts Committee hosts its final 2016-2017 concert. Featuring the Carthage Faculty Trio. Reception to follow concert. More info: online.Free/Donations accepted. 

Sat., Apr 29, 8-10 am, Lido Banquets, 5504 N. Milwaukee. Alex Pirus, former NHL player for the Minnesota North Stars will be the guest speaker...

Sat., Apr 29, 9 am-12 pm, Byron & Lawndale, Gather with neighbors and help beautify your community during the Annual GIPNA Alley Clean-Up. Free.

    Mar. 24, 2017 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Grab your grass skirts, Hawaiian shirts, and leis for St. Edward School's annual Big Red Auction this weekend. This year's theme is Lei'd Back Luau. There will be plenty of dancing and mingling with great company. Attendees will have opportunities to win great prizes during a live and silent auction.
    http://ward45.org

Mar 23

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

Is This Your Lost Dog? #Chicago #IL (Addison & Menard) Male Chihuahua.White/Tan Call 773-386-3109 Email Christinagkarahalios@gmail.com to identify. This...


Mar 19

Updated Mar 21

Community alert goes out in Jefferson Park due to string of burglaries

5700 block of W. Addison on March 05, 2017 between 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM

6100 block of W. Newport on March 14, 2017 at 3:30 PM – 7:55 PM

5500 block of W. Grace on March 17, 2017 between 4:45 PM – 10:20 PM

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3200 block of N. Long on March 17, 2017 at 3:45 PM

    Community alert goes out in Jefferson Park due to string of burglaries
    JEFFERSON PARK, Ill. -- A community alert to residential burglaries has been issued by the Bureau of Detectives for the Jefferson Park neighborhood. The alert gives notice to residents of the neighborhood of burglaries occurring in homes around the area.
    http://cltv.com

  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    But the city can tax paper and plastic bags and have absolutely nothing to show for it except those vintage street lights we don't need because the older ones were working just 👍

  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    Were working just fine

Mar 21

Chicago Department Of Aviation Hosting Job Fair This Week!

Location: Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett Ave. Nikki

    Chicago Department Of Aviation Hosting Job Fair This Week!
    Looking for a job?? The Chicago Department of Aviation will be hosting their first regional job fair this week. Residents will have the opportunity to meet representatives from companies looking to fill positions at O'Hare International Airport in areas such as; airlines, cargo, concessions, construction, hospitality, security and more!
    http://b96.cbslocal.com

Mar 16

Game Day Arrives As Wildcats Begin First NCAA Tournament Run

5064 Addison Circle

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950 West Armitage

904 W. Randolph Street

2692 Madison Road

5235 University Parkway

    Game Day Arrives As Wildcats Begin First NCAA Tournament Run
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Northwestern University basketball has never seen a day quite like this one; Thursday afternoon, the Wildcats will play their first-ever NCAA Tournament game. Excitement was building Thursday morning on campus in Evanston. Finals week was in full swing, so it was proving to be an interesting balancing act for students who want to be part of the hysteria.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Mar 15

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

Lost! #Chicago #IL #BelmontGardens (Addison & Laramie) Coco - Male Bichon Frise. White. Call 773-615-7636. Friendly. Cook County. 60641. Missing 03...


Mar 15

Missing 83-year-old man last seen in Portage Park

Jesus Diaz was last seen about noon in the 3600 block of North Linder Street, Chicago Police said. He was driving a brown 2011 Honda CRV with license plate L223623.

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Judge questions delay in charging man in 2014 Austin shooting – Chicago Sun-Times

    Missing 83-year-old man last seen in Portage Park
    An 83-year-old man reported missing on Wednesday was last seen in the Portage Park neighborhood on the North Side. Jesus Diaz was last seen about noon in the 3600 block of North Linder Street, Chicago Police said. He was driving a brown 2011 Honda CRV with license plate L223623.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

Mar 14

Home burglaries reported in Portage Park

between 5 and 7:30 p.m. Mar. 10-13 in the 5200 block of West Warwick.

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between 2 and 9 p.m. Feb. 26 in the 3200 block of North Lockwood;

around 1:30 p.m. Mar. 1 in the 5200 block of West Roscoe; and

Mar 12

Police: Man shot, driven to NW Side hospital

The 22-year-old was in the back seat of a vehicle when shots rang out and he was struck in the left side of his torso. At 1:12 a.m., he was driven to Community First Medical Center, 5645 W. Addison St., according to Chicago Police.

    Police: Man shot, driven to NW Side hospital
    A man with a gunshot wound showed up at a Northwest Side hospital early Sunday, police said. The 22-year-old was in the back seat of a vehicle when shots rang out and he was struck in the left side of his torso. At 1:12 a.m., he was driven to Community First Medical Center, 5645 W.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

Mar 11

Mar. 11, 2017 Update

Six Corners and the Filament Theatre are hosting a Social after Six event featuring tacos and board games. The event has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 11, from 6 PM to 10 PM at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee.

Learn about different career opportunities at O’Hare International Airport during a Chicago Department of Aviation community career fair. The career fair will be on Thursday, March 23, from 9 am to 1 pm at Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett.

The 4400-block of North Laramie between 8 am and 7:50 pm on February 24;

The north side of Montrose from Lavergne to 5150 W. Montrose;

Liberty Tax Service, 4900 W. Irving Park, as again partnered with the Irving Park Community Food Pantry, 3801 N. Keeler. For every...

In the fall of 2016, the event sold out at Community Tavern. This time around, the Filament Theatre will partner with Fannies Cafe, 5044 W. Montrose, to offer audiences this unique experience.

Mon., Mar 13-16, St. Bartholomew School, 4941 W. Patterson.It’s Spring Enrollment Week at St. Bartholomew School! See their classrooms in action. More info:online or 773-282-9373. Free.

Tue., Mar 14, 12-1 pm, Oak Street Health, 4848 W. Irving Park. Learn more about financial savings programs for which you may qualify during anExtra Help With Medicare workshop. RSVP: 773-724-6200. Free.

Sat., Mar 18, 7 pm,The Patio Theater, 6008 W. Irving Park.The non-profitPatrick Lives On is hosting a Film Festival for Charity to raise awareness about gun violence. Tickets: online. $20.

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The Hitch Elementary PTA is hosting their annual fundraiser, The Main Event, at Lido Banquets, 5504 N. Milwaukee, from 6 PM to 11 PM on Friday, March 24.

The 5300-block of North Leamington at 12:56 pm on February 28;

The 5300-block of North Laramie at 2:02 pm on March 1; and

The 5300-block of North Luna at 10:30 am on March 2.

Both sides of Kostner from Irving Park to 4052 N. Kostner; and

The north side of Agatite from Milwaukee to 5054 W. Agatite

Chicago native, author, and WBEZ reporter Natalie Y. Moore is hosting a discussion of her book, “The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation“. The discussion will be at 7 pm on Tuesday, March 14, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner.

Olive’s Neighborhood Garden for the Hungry is hosting its annual fundraiser from 3 PM to 6 PM on Saturday, April 1, at Rabbit’s Bar & Grill, 4945 W. Foster.

...Service, 4900 W. Irving Park, as again partnered with the Irving Park Community Food Pantry, 3801 N. Keeler. For every $20 contribution a client makes to the Irving Park Community Food Pantry during...

...an application. The 8-week course will be held at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon, from 6:15-8:45 PM on Thursdays, April 27 thru June 15. A $125...

CSBI is hosting a free Job Readiness Workshop where prospective applicants can learn more about the organization and the six-week internship program. The workshop will be from 10 AM to noon on Saturday, March 18, at City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle.

Fri., Mar 10, 6 pm,City News Cafe, 4018 N. Cicero. Enjoy the blues of Lurrie C. Bell as he plays an acoustic set. Cost of purchases.

Sat., Mar 11, 1 pm-Midnight, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox.Celebrate all things Irish at the annual St. Patrick’s Festival. Music, food, fun, and more! More info:online. Cost of purchases.

Sat., Mar 11, 7 pm,Irving Park Lutheran Church, 3938 W. Belle Plaine. Meet neighbors and play games during Game Night in Fellowship Hall. Free.

Tue., Mar 14, 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. 

Wed., Mar 15, 5-9 pm, Mo Dailey’s, 6070 N. Northwest Highway. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and support the Luther North College Prep Booster Club during a St. Patrick’s Day Party. 20% of food sales go to the booster’s club. More info: online. Cost of purchases. 

Wed., Mar 15, 7 pm,Community Room at the 16th District Police Station, 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.

Sat., Mar 18, 10 am-2 pm, Arturo Velasquez Institute, 2800 S. Western. Listen to keynote speaker Laura Gutierrez Ramos of Nuevo Leon Restaurant, receive free assistance from...

Sat., Mar 18, 6 pm,St. Robert Bellarmine, 4646 N. Austin, Eastwood Entrance.Join neighbors and congregation members for aSpaghetti Dinner.$5/kids 5 and under, $7/6 and older.

Tue., Mar 21, 8 am, LYDIA Home, 4300 W. Irving Park.Meet other businesses, listen to guest speakers, and enjoy a complimentary breakfast at thePortage Park Chamber of Commerce Monthly Networking Meeting. Registration required: email organizers. Free.

Tue., Mar 21, 11 am,17th District Police Station, 4650 N. Pulaski. Seniors are invited to meet officers during aSenior Citizens’ Meeting. Free.

Tue., Mar 21, 7 pm,Latvian Community Center, 4146 N. Elston. Meet neighbors and get involved in your community during aWest Walker Civic Association meeting.Free.

Wed., Mar 22, 11 am-2 pm, 2102 W. Ogden, Room 1. The Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities presents a Discussion about Fire Safety and Tenants Rights. Register & more info:online. Free. 

Thur., Mar 23, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005.Learn how to protect your finances and identity, learn the laws and regulations...

Sat., Mar 25, 6:30 pm-Midnight, 4447 N. Lowell. Win great prizes during this luau themed Big Red Auction for St. Edwards. Cost of purchases. 

Tue., Mar 28, 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., Mar 29, 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 monthly meeting. Free.

Sat., Apr. 1, 8 am-12 pm, Eden United Church of Christ, 5051 W. Gunnison.Enjoy a Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction. Businesses may sponsor the event fro $25-$150...

    Mar. 11, 2017 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Six Corners and the Filament Theatre are hosting a Social after Six event featuring tacos and board games. The event has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 11, from 6 PM to 10 PM at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee. Tickets are $5 in advance or $10 at the door.
    http://ward45.org

Mar 09

Cut-Off In Traffic? NW Side Top Cop Says Guns Used Now Instead Of The Bird

JEFFERSON PARK — Circumstances are still unclear surrounding a man who reported being shot at in the 4100 block of North Central Avenue in Portage Park Monday night, according to Jefferson Park District Cmdr. Bill Looney.

    Cut-Off In Traffic? NW Side Top Cop Says Guns Used Now Instead Of The Bird
    JEFFERSON PARK - Circumstances are still unclear surrounding a man who reported being shot at in the 4100 block of North Central Avenue in Portage Park Monday night, according to Jefferson Park District Cmdr. Bill Looney. But the incident had one thing in common with nearly every shooting reported in the district this year, from the Feb.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

Mar 08

Chicago's 1st Culver's? Bronzeville Site To Start Construction This Month

A development in Portage Park's Six Corners Shopping District at 4901 W. Irving Park Road also is expected to start construction in the spring, but is a much larger project that is expected to take longer to complete than the stand-alone restaurant in Bronzeville.

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Culver’s has been trying to expand into Chicago since at least 2014. The Wrigleyville location at 3500 N. Clark St. has been delayed multiple times, and construction is expected to start sometime this year. The Wriglyville location had not secured building permits as of Wednesday.

    Chicago's 1st Culver's? Bronzeville Site To Start Construction This Month
    THE GAP - Bronzeville now looks like it will be first in a race between neighborhoods to open the first Culver's in Chicago. Franchise owner Baron Waller said Wednesday there were some delays that pushed back the planned February opening to the summer, but construction is now set to start within the next month near 35th Street and Martin Luther King Drive in the Lake Meadows shopping center.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

Mar 08

CDA Career Fair

Learn about different career opportunities at O’Hare International Airport during a Chicago Department of Aviation community career fair. The career fair will be on Thursday, March 23, from 9 am to 1 pm at Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett.

    CDA Career Fair
    Learn about different career opportunities at O'Hare International Airport during a Chicago Department of Aviation community career fair. The career fair will be on Thursday, March 23, from 9 am to 1 pm at Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett.
    http://ward45.org

Mar 06

Updated Mar 08

Police warn of Northwest Side home burglaries

between 8 a.m. and 7:50 p.m. Feb. 24 in the 4400 block of North Laramie;

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at 12:56 p.m. Feb. 28 in the 5300 block of North Leamington;

at 2:02 p.m. March 1 in the 5300 block of North Laramie; and

at 10:30 a.m. March 2 in the 5300 block of North Luna.

    Police warn of Northwest Side home burglaries
    Police are warning Northwest Side residents after four home burglaries were reported in the last two weeks in the Jefferson Park and Portage Park neighborhoods. The suspect breaks in through front or back doors, or back windows, and steals property, according to a community alert from Area North detectives.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

  • Seriously?
    This has been going on for two plus years!
    It's perfectly documented right here!
    Too bad our police are too busy to patrol our neighborhoods!
    If a simple package thief can not be caught why would breaking an entering be a concern?
    Bang Bang you're dead!!

  • Absolutely true, DeputyMayor. Crime and violence escalates and thee police keep given reminders? How about some crime stopping?

Mar 05

Woman, 53, with Alzheimer’s missing from Hermosa

Victoria Clas was last seen visiting family about 6:30 p.m. in the 5200 block of West Hutchinson, Chicago Police said in a missing person alert.

    Woman, 53, with Alzheimer's missing from Hermosa
    A 53-year-old woman with Alzheimer's disease was reported missing on Saturday night from the North Side Hermosa neighborhood. Victoria Clas was last seen visiting family about 6:30 p.m. in the 5200 block of West Hutchinson, Chicago Police said in a missing person alert. Clas also suffers from seizures and can be confused, police said.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

Mar 03

Mar. 3, 2017 Update

The 5200-block of West Berteau between 12 PM and 4 PM on February 9;

The 4000-block of North Mason between 2:45 PM and 3 PM on February 15;

The 4900-block of West Hutchinson at 3:30 PM on February 16; and

The 4100-block of North Long between 2:15 PM and 2:45 PM on February 24.

Six Corners and the Filament Theatre are hosting a Social after Six event featuring tacos and board games. The event has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 11, from 6 PM to 10 PM at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee.

Art Side Out Studio, 4101 N. Milwaukee, is booking a strong schedule of parades in 2017, the first of which will be theNorthwest Side Irish Parade on March 12.

In the fall of 2016, the event sold out at Community Tavern. This time around, the Filament Theatre will partner with Fannies Cafe, 5044 W. Montrose, to offer audiences this unique experience.

...Prep Chicago website. The closest site for 45th Ward residents is at Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett. Their hours are...

Sat. Mar 4, 6:30-10 pm, Luther North College Prep, 5700 W. Berteau. Join neighbors and friends for the chance to win a $500 cash prize during aTrivia Night. 21+. More info: online.Table/$250.

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The Lottery Party will be from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM this Saturday, March 4, at Old Irving Brewing, 4419 W. Montrose.More information is available online.

Chicago native, author, and WBEZ reporter Natalie Y. Moore is hosting a discussion of her book, “The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation“. The discussion will be at 7 pm on Tuesday, March 14, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner.

Olive’s Neighborhood Garden for the Hungry is hosting its annual fundraiser from 3 PM to 6 PM on Saturday, April 1, at Rabbit’s Bar & Grill, 4945 W. Foster.

CSBI is hosting a free Job Readiness Workshop where prospective applicants can learn more about the organization and the six-week internship program. The workshop will be from 10 AM to noon on Saturday, March 18, at City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle.

Tue., Mar 7, 11 am,Community Room atthe 17th District Police Station, 4650 N. Pulaski. Learn about victims’ rights during a Domestic Violence Meeting. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Tue., Mar 7, 7 pm,Independence Park Bungalow, 3945 N. Springfield. Join neighbors to learn how you can participate in supporting your community during aGIPNA Board Meeting. Free.

Wed., Mar 8, 7 pm,Athletic Field, 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.

Thur., Mar 9, 11:30 am-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Room CL 115. Learn about budgeting your income, manage your credit and debit, and building...

Fri., Mar 10, 6 pm,City News Cafe, 4018 N. Cicero. Enjoy the blues of Lurrie C. Bell as he plays an acoustic set. Cost of purchases.

Sat., Mar 11, 1 pm-Midnight, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox.Celebrate all things Irish at the annual St. Patrick’s Festival. Music, food, fun, and more! More info:online. Cost of purchases.

Sat., Mar 11, 7 pm,Irving Park Lutheran Church, 3938 W. Belle Plaine. Meet neighbors and play games during Game Night in Fellowship Hall. Free.

Tue., Mar 14, 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. 

Wed., Mar 15, 5-9 pm, Mo Dailey’s, 6070 N. Northwest Highway. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and support the Luther North College Prep Booster Club during a St. Patrick’s Day Party. 20% of food sales go to the booster’s club. More info: online. Cost of purchases. 

Sat., Mar 18, 10 am-2 pm, Arturo Velasquez Institute, 2800 S. Western. Listen to keynote speaker Laura Gutierrez Ramos of Nuevo Leon Restaurant, receive free assistance from...

Sat., Mar 18, 6 pm,St. Robert Bellarmine, 4646 N. Austin, Eastwood Entrance.Join neighbors and congregation members for a Spaghetti Dinner.$5/kids 5 and under, $7/6 and older.

Tue., Mar 21, 8 am, LYDIA Home, 4300 W. Irving Park.Meet other businesses, listen to guest speakers, and enjoy a complimentary breakfast at thePortage Park Chamber of Commerce Monthly Networking Meeting. Registration required: email organizers. Free.

Wed., Mar 22, 7 pm, Community Room at the 16th District Police Station, 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.

Sat., Mar 25, 6:30 pm-Midnight, 4447 N. Lowell. Win great prizes during this luau themed Big Red Auction for St. Edwards. Cost of purchases. 

Tue., Mar 28, 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., Mar 29, 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 monthly meeting. Free.

    Mar. 3, 2017 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Get your Fringe on this weekend! Join the Chicago Fringe Festival for their annual Festival Lottery Party. They will be celebrating and announcing the final list of artists and organizations that will be performing in the 2017 Chicago Fringe Festival.
    http://ward45.org

Feb 28

Updated Mar 01

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.
    http://ward45.org

Feb 27

Updated Feb 28

Feb. 24, 2017 Update

Six Corners and the Filament Theatre are hosting a Social after Six event featuring tacos and board games from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM on Tuesday, February 28, at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee.

Art Side Out Studio, 4101 N. Milwaukee, is booking a strong schedule of parades in 2017, the first of which will be theNorthwest Side Irish Parade on March 12.

Liberty Tax Service, 4900 W. Irving Park, has again partnered with the Irving Park Community Food Pantry, 3801 N. Keeler. For every tax return completed through February 28, Liberty Tax will donate $5 to the food pantry.

In the fall of 2016, the event sold out at Community Tavern. This time around, the Filament Theatre will partner with Fannies Cafe, 5044 W. Montrose, to offer audiences this unique experience.

...Prep Chicago website. The closest site for 45th Ward residents is at Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett. Their hours are...

Sat., Feb 25, 9:30 am,Austin-Riving Library, Community Room, 2nd Floor, 6100 W. Irving Park. Join fellow gardeners and neighbors for thePortage Park Garden Club Meeting. This is the annual...

Wed., Mar 1, 4-10 pm, Trattoria Porretta Ristorante, 3656 N. Central. Help raise money for a local school during theTrattorria Porretta Fundraising Night. 15% of all...

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Join St. John’s Episcopal Church this Saturday for a Mardi Gras party. The event will take place in the church, 3857 N. Kostner, at 6 pm.

On Tuesday evening, a shooting took place on the 4900-block of North Milwaukee. The police have the alleged offender in custody; he has been charged with aggravated battery...

East side of Keeler fro 3837 N. Keeler to 3823 N. Keeler

East side of Keeler fro 3837 N. Keeler to 3823 N. Keeler

On Thursday, the Chicago Plan Commission approved the proposal to build a four-story mixed-use apartment building at 5201 W. Lawrence.

Sidewalk Cafe applications are available to download online. Completed applications and required documentation may be submitted via mail or in person to the Small Business Center in City Hall, Room 800, 121 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60602.

Join Portage Park Neighborhood Association, Old Irving Park Association (OIPA), and Jefferson Park Forward at Galvin’s Public House, 5901 W. Lawrence, from 7-10 PM on Monday, February 27, for great company and irresistible drink and food specials.

Liberty Tax Service, 4900 W. Irving Park, has again partnered with the Irving Park Community Food Pantry, 3801 N. Keeler. For every tax return completed through February 28, Liberty Tax will donate $5 to the food pantry.

...or by mail no later than 3:#0 PM Friday, March 2, to CTA Headquarters, 567 W. Lake St., 2nd Floor Bid Office, Chicago, IL, 60661...

Interested artists are invited to attend a pre-bid meeting on Monday, February 6 between 6 PM and 7:30 PM at the Mayfair Branch Library, 4400 W. Lawrence, where CTA personnel will provide additional program information and answer questions.

Sat., Feb 25, 7-10 pm, Independence Tap, 3932 W. Irving Park. West Walker resident Chris Gombas and his band mates of The Stop Gap Measurewill perform at theWest Walker Winter Social. Bar snacks and a cash bar. RSVP by Feb. 20 to Cindi Webber via email or at 773-539-8346.Cost of purchases.

Sun., Feb 26, 10 am-4 pm, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon. There are so many ways to give back to your community in 2017. Save the...

Mon., Feb 27, 5:30-8:30 pm, The TapRoom at Lagunitas Brwing Co, 2607 W. 17th St....

Mon., Feb 27, 7 pm,St. Robert Bellarmine, 4646 N. Austin. The SRB Spirit Garden needs you! They are seeking gardeners of all experiences to join the SRB Meeting to learn more. Free.

Tue., Feb 28, noon-1 pm, Eden United Church of Christ, 5051 W. Gunnison.Join fellow community members for the Lunch N Learn discussion, Bridging Community in Divided Times. Open to all. More info: email the church or call (773) 283-5557. Free.

Tue., Feb 28, 5-7:30 pm, 4057 N. Harding.Indulge on regular or Swedish plancakes served with a choice of lingonberries, maple syrup, or...

Tues., Feb 28, 7 pm, Rosedale Park, 6312 W. Rosedale.Join neighbors to learn how you can participate in supporting your community during the Gladstone Park Neighborhood Association meeting. Free.

Sat., Mar 4, 2:30-4:30 pm, Old Irving Brewing, 4419 W. Montrose. Join Chicago Fringe Festival as they celebrate and announce the final list of artists and organizations that will be performing in the 2017 festival during the Festival Lottery Party. More info: online. Free.

Tue., Mar 7, 11 am,Community Room atthe 17th District Police Station, 4650 N. Pulaski. Learn about victims’ rights during a Domestic Violence Meeting. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Tue., Mar 7, 7 pm,Independence Park Bungalow, 3945 N. Springfield. Join neighbors to learn how you can participate in supporting your community during aGIPNA Board Meeting. Free.

Wed., Mar 8, 7 pm,Athletic Field, 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.

Fri., Mar 10, 6 pm,City News Cafe, 4018 N. Cicero. Enjoy the blues of Lurrie C. Bell as he plays an acoustic set. Cost of purchases.

Sat., Mar 11, 1 pm-Midnight, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox.Celebrate all things Irish at the annual St. Patrick’s Festival. Music, food, fun, and more! More info:online. Cost of purchases.

Sat., Mar 11, 7 pm,Irving Park Lutheran Church, 3938 W. Belle Plaine. Meet neighbors and play games during Game Night in Fellowship Hall. Free.

Tue., Mar 14, 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. 

Sat., Mar 18, 10 am-2 pm, Arturo Velasquez Institute, 2800 S. Western. Listen to keynote speaker Laura Gutierrez Ramos of Nuevo Leon Restaurant, receive free assistance from...

Tue., Mar 21, 8 am, LYDIA Home, 4300 W. Irving Park.Meet other businesses, listen to guest speakers, and enjoy a complimentary breakfast at thePortage Park Chamber of Commerce Monthly Networking Meeting. Registration required: email organizers. Free.

Wed., Mar 22, 7 pm,Community Room at the 16th District Police Station, 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.

Sat., Mar 25, 6:30 pm-Midnight, 4447 N. Lowell. Win great prizes during this luau themed Big Red Auction for St. Edwards. Cost of purchases. 

Wed., Mar 29, 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 monthly meeting. Free.

    Feb. 24, 2017 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Join St. John's Episcopal Church this Saturday for a Mardi Gras party. The event will take place in the church, 3857 N. Kostner, at 6 pm. Enjoy delectable food from The Cajun Connoisseur, followed with lively and festive music from Joe Lill. There will be a cash bar with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
    http://ward45.org

  • RESCHEDULED
    Six Corners and the Filament Theatre are hosting a Social after Six event featuring tacos and board games from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM on SATURDAY MARCH 11, at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee.

Feb 26

Updated Feb 27

Police: Burglars take jewelry, cash and tech from NW Side homes

between noon and 4 p.m. on Feb. 9 in the 5200 block of West Berteau;

at 3:20 p.m. on Feb. 15 in the 4200 block of North Parkside;

between 2:45 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Feb. 15 in the 4000 block of North Mason;

at 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 16 in the 4900 block of West Hutchinson; and

between 2:15 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. in the 4100 block of North Long.

    Police: Burglars take jewelry, cash and tech from NW Side homes
    Police are warning residents of a string of burglaries throughout February in the Portage Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side. In each incident, one or more burglars broke into the homes through rear or side doors and stole electronics, jewelry, cash and other items, according to an alert from Chicago Police.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    What are they doing about it will robinson, warning warning.

  • Building a 100 unit CHA subsidized housing complex in Jefferson Park is not going to help. Thieves aren't going to stop at the Portage/Jefferson dividing line. More crime to come if this gets built. Join us as we go to 45th Ward Alderman Arena's Ward night tomorrow , Februaury 28, 2017 (5:00pm to 7:00pm), and tell him he needs to pull his support of this project at 5150 N. Northwest Hwy; this project will hurt the entire NW-side.

Feb 25

Updated Feb 27

5 cars stolen from Tinley Park dealership

...dealerships.The most recent break-in occurred at the Marino Chrysler Jeep Dodge in the 5200-block of Irving Park Road in Chicago's Portage Park neighborhood on Tuesday. The thieves shattered a garage door window...

    5 cars stolen from Tinley Park dealership
    Five cars were stolen from a south suburban Tinley Park dealership overnight, police said. The Bettenhausen Dodge Jeep in the 8000-block of West 159th Street is at least the eighth Chicago area dealership targeted this year. One of the five stolen cars was recovered after it broke down a mile away.
    http://abc7chicago.com

  • Ellen K. From the far NW side and now back.

    Can you give a proper headline please?? You did underline the 5200 block of Irving Park road, after all!

  • Even after dealerships were warned of robberies, this one still left the keys available?

  • CS Johnson CS Johnson

    INSURANCE CLAIM!!!!!!!!

Feb 27

Luther North College Prep To Close In June

Founded in 1909 as "one of the first Lutheran high schools in the world," according to its website, Luther North moved in 1953 to its current location at 5700 W. Berteau Ave. in Portage Park.

    Luther North College Prep To Close In June
    PORTAGE PARK - Luther North College Prep will hold its last class in June, closing out more than a century as one of the city's only Lutheran high schools, administrators announced Friday. Principal Wayne Wenzel cited low student enrollment and "ongoing financial challenges" for the decision to close the school last week.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

Feb 26

4 arrested after attempted burglary at Wilmette car dealership

Last Tuesday, a break-in occurred at the Marino Chrysler Jeep Dodge in the 5200-block of Irving Park Road in Chicago's Portage Park neighborhood. The thieves shattered a garage door window but once...

    4 arrested after attempted burglary at Wilmette car dealership
    Four people are in custody for trying to steal cars from a car dealership in Wilmette, police said. The incident happened Saturday night at the Imperial Motors Jaguar of Wilmette. Police said an officer saw the burglary in progress and was able to catch four people.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Feb 25

5 vehicles stolen from Tinley Park car dealership

The most recent break-in occurred at the Marino Chrysler Jeep Dodge in the 5200-block of Irving Park Road in Chicago's Portage Park neighborhood on Tuesday. The thieves shattered a garage door window...

    5 vehicles stolen from Tinley Park dealership
    Five vehicles were stolen from a south suburban Tinley Park dealership Friday night, police said. The Bettenhausen Dodge Jeep in the 8000-block of West 159th Street is at least the eighth Chicago area dealership targeted this year. Police said five people entered the dealership at around 11:20 p.m.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Feb 25

Police investigate apparent break-in at Tinley Park dealership

The most recent break-in occurred at the Marino Chrysler Jeep Dodge in the 5200-block of Irving Park Road in Chicago's Portage Park neighborhood on Tuesday. The thieves shattered a garage door window...

    Police investigate apparent break-in at Tinley Park dealership
    Police are investigating another apparent break-in at a local car dealership on Saturday, the latest incident coming in south suburban Tinley Park. The Bettenhausen Dodge Jeep in the 8000-block of West 159th Street is at least the eighth Chicago area dealership targeted this year.
    http://abc7chicago.com

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