Jul 11

Updated 1 hour ago

Popular Portage Park Coffeeshop Owner Opens Gourmet Sandwich Shop Today

...to expand their businesses as they opened a new sandwich shop, Charley Noble, today at 6011 W. Irving Park Road. Joe and Melissa Basilone will apply modern spins on classic deli fare. The restaurant’s...

    Popular Portage Park Coffeeshop Owner Opens Gourmet Sandwich Shop Today
    Read the menu for Charley Noble
    https://chicago.eater.com

  • Deutsch, please let us know about the Rueben! That's what caught my eye but I haven't had a chance to get there yet.

  • Went for lunch today. I had the egg salad, my friend, the grilled cheese. Food was excellent. The grilled cheese looks amazing and I will definitely try it on another trip. Egg salad was quite delicious. Both our sandwiches came on the white bread, so I can only speak to...

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    Went for lunch today. I had the egg salad, my friend, the grilled cheese. Food was excellent. The grilled cheese looks amazing and I will definitely try it on another trip. Egg salad was quite delicious. Both our sandwiches came on the white bread, so I can only speak to it, but it was good.

    Biggest complaint was the wait. Took well over 20 minutes for our sandwiches, which wouldn't have bothered me that much except that people who came in a couple transactions after us (who clearly knew people who worked there) got their food at least 5 minutes before we did. I understand they are making to order, hence I don't mind a delay, just seems a bit excessive for a sandwich shop.

    That being said. food was great and I'll definitely go again. Just hoping when it's more established (i.e. been open longer), they'll get their process a bit more streamlined.

25 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Portage Park Man Charged With Having Gun In Carry-On At Midway

Peter Mazzone, of the 4200 block of North Austin Avenue, was charged with carrying a concealed firearm at an airport, Chicago Police said. He was scheduled to appear in court on Aug 21.

    Portage Park Man Charged With Having Gun In Carry-On At Midway
    CHICAGO - Three people tried to bring guns onto planes at Midway Airport in five days, according to the federal Transportation Security Administration. Most recently, a 34-year-old man going to New Orleans was found to have an unloaded .380-caliber Smith and Wesson in his carry-on luggage Tuesday morning, according to a TSA news release.
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30 hours ago

Free Zombie Flicks At Patio Theater To Honor George A. Romero

CHICAGO — The Patio Theater, 6008 W. Irving Park Road, will show a free zombie movie double feature on Friday to commemorate horror visionary George A. Romero, who died Sunday at age 77.

    Free Zombie Flicks At Patio Theater To Honor George A. Romero
    CHICAGO - The Patio Theater, 6008 W. Irving Park Road, will show a free zombie movie double feature on Friday to commemorate horror visionary George A. Romero, who died Sunday at age 77.
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30 hours ago

Free Movies This Weekend in Chicago

6008 W. Irving Park Rd

    Free Movies This Weekend in Chicago
    On Friday, July 21, the Patio Theater will show a free zombie movie double feature on Friday to commemorate horror visionary George A. Romero, who died Sunday at age 77.
    http://chicagofree.info

33 hours ago

Brides Burned By Alfred Angelo Closure Getting Help From This NW Side Shop

But Kasia's Bridal and Special Occasions, 6039 W. Irving Park Road, is ready to come to the rescue, its owners announced.

    Brides Burned By Alfred Angelo Closure Getting Help From This NW Side Shop
    CHICAGO - The abrupt closure of 61 Alfred Angelo Bridal stores last week triggered a crisis for thousands of brides-to-be all over the country, vanishing their carefully-chosen wedding gowns just days or weeks before their big days. But Kasia's Bridal and Special Occasions, 6039 W.
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5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

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

Lost! #Chicago #IL #PortagePark (Melvina & Eddy) Milo - Male Yorkshire Terrier Yorkie. Brown. Call 773-841-7051. Cook County. 60634. Missing 07...


  • Talk to your neighbors and mail carrier.Post on poles,stores,vets and groomers offices.
    Even put a sign on your front yard.I'm sorry,good luck and keep us posted.

  • Paul in Jefferson Park: why do you feel it necessary to demean this lost dog? Someone is very upset about this and you need to make (unfunny) jokes?

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

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

Is This Your Lost Dog? #Chicago #IL #Dunning (Berteau & Mulligan) Male Mix.Tan Call 773-941-1982 Email Email@yahoo.com to identify. This dog...


  • Did you check for a chip?Put up flyers on poles,vet,and groomers offices.Ask neighbors and mail carrier.Thank you for helping this little guy.Be very careful if anyone claims him,have proof. Also check with 16th district they might help.Please keep us posted and thanks again

5 days ago

Chicago Park District added 3 new photos.

Make Chopin Park (3420 N. Long Ave.) this Sat., July 15 a destination! We're hosting a number of free, family-friendly...


Jul 10

Culver’s Breaks Ground

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.

    Culver's Breaks Ground
    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.
    http://ward45.org

Jul 06

Updated Jul 07

Chicago's First Culver's? Portage Park Drive-Thru Aims For November Opening

"This is a pretty special day for Culver's," Koss said after a groundbreaking ceremony for the new location at 4939 W. Irving Park Road. "We've been approaching the city of Chicago for many years, but we've yet to open a restaurant here...it's a big day for us."

Thursday's groundbreaking marked the latest step in a $16 million redevelopment set to transform the 4900 block of West Irving Park Road.

...Charles Cui set out last year to rehab the former Bank of America building at 4901 W. Irving Park Road. The plan called to fill the hulking gray building with a Retro Fitness gym, a...

• Renovation permits in hand, Cui is eyeing an October opening for Elly's Pancake House at 4925 W. Irving Park Road, he said.

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...fate of a long-promised Wrigleyville branch is tied to a larger development planned for 3500 N. Clark St., the CEO said. The Portage Park location is poised to beat them both to service...

    Chicago's First Culver's? Portage Park Drive-Thru Aims For November Opening
    PORTAGE PARK - With 629 restaurants around the country, Culver's corporate leaders don't typically travel for a photo op every time construction begins on a new site. But Thursday was different, company CEO Joe Koss said. "This is a pretty special day for Culver's," Koss said after a groundbreaking ceremony for the new location at 4939 W.
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  • a thank you for Culvers for coming to 6 corners and giving me a culvers cooler, pen and keychain and some frozen custard.

    a shout out of appreciation for Webster dental that handed out gift bags which included, toothbrush, mouthwash, dental floss, a pen and a jar opener.

    and a special shout out to the cops that were on site to ensure public safety.

  • Craig E. Friend of Chicago

    Wish I would have been there for all the hoopla.
    I have only eaten at a Culver's one time and to be honest I didn't really like the double cheeseburger I had. It was really dry. JMO

Jul 07

Updated Jul 07

Wrigleyville Culver's Trips In Race To Be 1st To Open In City

Culver's corporate leaders turned out Thursday to break ground on a new Portage Park restaurant at 4939 W. Irving Park Road, now set to be the first Culver's in Chicago.

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There's been little word or sign of progress on converting the vacant corner building at 3500 N. Clark St. into a mixed-use development since plans were announced in 2014.

The franchisee has owned the former Chase Bank at the corner of Clark Street and Cornelia Avenue for three years. In late 2015, he was in the final round of financing and had hoped to break ground before the start of 2016.

...in major developments just up the street. Those include Shake Shack, opening in the massive Addison & Clark development on the southeast corner of the two streets, across from Wrigley Field...

    Wrigleyville Culver's Trips In Race To Be 1st To Open In City
    WRIGLEYVILLE - It's been a long wait for Culver's to bring its sweet Concrete Mixers and indulgent cheese curds to Chicago. And in Wrigleyville, the wait feels like it just got a little longer. Culver's corporate leaders turned out Thursday to break ground on a new Portage Park restaurant at 4939 W.
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Jul 06

June 30, 2017 Update

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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Schurz High School, 3601 N. Milwaukee, is hosting two After School Matters summer programs this summer. Teens can have fun, earn money, and make new friends through the After School Matters programs at Schurz this summer.

...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...

The Independence Branch Library will host six library programs at Independence park, 3945 N. Springfield, through August 3. All programs will be held in the auditorium of the Independence Park Field House.

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.

Weekly meetings take place in the Irving Park Y Program Center at 4251 W. Irving Park Road on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30 PM. Club dues are $30 per quarter and cover snacks, supplies, and some events.

Thur., July 6, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005. The senior enrichment seminar series hosts a Benefits and Services: Do You Know About This seminar. RSVP: 312-603-9233. Free.

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.

Sun., July 9, 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. 

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.

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, 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.

    June 30, 2017 Update
    Dear Neighbor, I would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday weekend. Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield, will be hosting their annual Independence Day Celebration on Tuesday, July 4. The day will be filled with fun family-friendly activities, games, and a parade. The celebration kicks off at 10 am.
    http://ward45.org

Jun 30

Updated Jul 06

City's Last Blacksmith Shop Is No More As Ralph Frese Canoe Base Gets Razed

DUNNING — Wrecking crews this week pronounced the end of Ralph Frese's Chicagoland Canoe Base, 4019 N. Narragansett Ave., which spent decades as an iconic craft workshop known as the city's last working blacksmith.

    City's Last Blacksmith Shop Is No More As Ralph Frese Canoe Base Gets Razed
    DUNNING - Wrecking crews this week pronounced the end of Ralph Frese's Chicagoland Canoe Base, 4019 N. Narragansett Ave., which spent decades as an iconic craft workshop known as the city's last working blacksmith.
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  • Chitownliz - I happen to know the daughter of Ralph Frese, who was a co-worker of mine. She is now retired and lives out of state - so it wasn't a lack of interest - there literally is no one else who could carry on with the business. Her comments...

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    Chitownliz - I happen to know the daughter of Ralph Frese, who was a co-worker of mine. She is now retired and lives out of state - so it wasn't a lack of interest - there literally is no one else who could carry on with the business. Her comments on the latest DNA story, in which it was implied that the family should have somehow fought for landmark status:

    "This makes me very sad. I know it is only a building, but the memories are flooding back. The previous alderman changed to zoning from business to residential, so he could handpick the buyer. The delay cost us in taxes and the selling price. The current alderman’s comments about not making it a landmark is a surprise. No one approached us to help."

  • Bonnie thanks for the info. I didn't see that article. Sad no one helped them see if they could get landmark status. Still that could have taken away some of the value of the land anyway. People are entitled to do what they want to do. Alderman have down zoned to have more control of what happens with the parcel of land. Unfortunately that does effect the value and timeline. Tough situation either way.

Jul 05

Bucktown Stalwart Jane’s to Shutter After 23 Years and More Intel

...food chain, popular for its butter burgers, will break ground on its Portage Park location (4939 W. Irving Park Road) at 11 a.m. tomorrow, DNAinfo reports. A South Side location in Bronzeville should open...

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...quarter-century-old restaurant stalwart. Jane’s, the adorable restaurant with the green facade at 1655 W. Cortland St., will shutter after service on Sunday, ownership announced on Monday. No reason was given for...

    Bucktown Stalwart Jane's to Shutter After 23 Years and More Intel
    Plus, the 37th annual Taste of Chicago begins today
    https://chicago.eater.com

Jul 03

Culver’s break ground July 6

Ald. John Arena (45th) will join a ceremonial groundbreaking at 11 a.m. Thursday to usher in the construction of a Culver’s restaurant, signaling the next step in a $16 million redevelopment set to transform the 4900 block of West Irving Park Road, according to Arena’s staff.

...Charles Cui set out last year to rehab the former Bank of America building at 4901 W. Irving Park Road. The plan called to fill the hulking gray building with a Retro Fitness gym, a...

Culver’s broke ground this spring on a location in Bronzeville, lining up the first Chicago outpost for the Wisconsin-based chain. The Portage Park restaurant, 4939 W. Irving Park Road, is set to open soon after, with a third promised for Wrigleyville.

Cui also scored a permit to renovate the storefront at 4925 W. Irving Park Road, where an Elly’s Pancake House is being planned.

    Culver's break ground July 6
    https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170703/portage-park/six-corners-shopping-district-culvers-butter-burgers-cheese-curds CHICAGO - Butter burgers and cheese curds are closer than ever to the Six Corners Shopping District. Ald. John Arena (45th) will join a ceremonial groundbreaking at 11 a.m. Thursday to usher in the construction of a Culver's restaurant, signaling the next step in a $16 million redevelopment set to transform the 4900 block of West Irving Park Road, according to Arena's staff.
    http://ward45.org

Jul 03

Culver's To Break Ground On Six Corners Location Thursday

Ald. John Arena (45th) will join a ceremonial groundbreaking at 11 a.m. Thursday to usher in the construction of a Culver's restaurant, signaling the next step in a $16 million redevelopment set to transform the 4900 block of West Irving Park Road, according to Arena's staff.

...Charles Cui set out last year to rehab the former Bank of America building at 4901 W. Irving Park Road. The plan called to fill the hulking gray building with a Retro Fitness gym, a...

Culver's broke ground this spring on a location in Bronzeville, lining up the first Chicago outpost for the Wisconsin-based chain. The Portage Park restaurant, 4939 W. Irving Park Road, is set to open soon after, with a third promised for Wrigleyville.

Cui also scored a permit to renovate the storefront at 4925 W. Irving Park Road, where an Elly's Pancake House is being planned.

    Culver's To Break Ground On Six Corners Location Thursday
    CHICAGO - Butter burgers and cheese curds are closer than ever to the Six Corners Shopping District. Ald. John Arena (45th) will join a ceremonial groundbreaking at 11 a.m. Thursday to usher in the construction of a Culver's restaurant, signaling the next step in a $16 million redevelopment set to transform the 4900 block of West Irving Park Road, according to Arena's staff.
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Jun 30

June 23, 2017 Update

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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Join friends, family, and neighbors for a Summer Kickoff Party this Saturday, June 24, at 10 AM at Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield.

On Thursday, the zoning committee approved the Jefferson Place development located at Lipps and Ainslie. I am proud to usher in this mixed-use, transit-oriented development directly adjacent to the city’s second busiest transit hub outside of the Loop.

I have exciting news for the Jefferson Park neighborhood! I am pleased to welcome Weston’s Coffee & Tap Co., 4872 N. Milwaukee, to the neighborhood. The business recently obtained permits and is working on interior renovations ahead of their mid-August opening.

While you’re at the market, keep an eye out for Good City Group. They will be asking market-goers to help map the locations of three (or more) benches. This is a community-driven initiative with the generous support of Gale Street Inn, 4914 N. Milwaukee.

The Jefferson Park Sunday Market runs every other Sunday from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM in Jefferson Memorial park, 4820 N. Long, through October 22. For more information and dates of upcoming markets, visit their website.

On Friday, June 30, I will host a City Sticker Sale from 10 AM to 2 PM at my office, 4754 N. Milwaukee.

If you would like to purchase your city sticker before June 30, you can purchase one at the City Clerk’s satellite office located at 5430 W. Gale Street, at most currency exchanges (service fees may apply), online, or by via mail following instructions on the back of your renewal notice.

...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.

Weekly meetings take place in the Irving Park Y Program Center at 4251 W. Irving Park Road on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30 PM. Club dues are $30 per quarter and cover snacks, supplies, and some events.

Tue., June 27, 7 pm,Rosedale Park, 6312 W. Rosedale. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during the Gladstone Park Neighborhood Park Association monthly meeting. Free.

Wed., June 28, 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. 

Thur., July 6, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005. The senior enrichment seminar series hosts a Benefits and Services: Do You Know About This seminar. RSVP: 312-603-9233. Free.

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.

Sun., July 9, 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. 

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.

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...

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, 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.

    June 23, 2017 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Join friends, family, and neighbors for a Summer Kickoff Party this Saturday, June 24, at 10 AM at Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield. The Independence Park Advisory Council is hosting this fun-filled day to bring the community closer while enjoying the beautiful park and all it has to offer.
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Jun 30

June 2, 2017 Update

Looking for a family-friendly activity to do this weekend? The Patio Theater, 6008 W. Irving Park, will present a showing of Minions at 3 PM and 6 PM on Sunday, June 4.

Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee, is back with their popular summer camp for children ages 7 through 12!

Sun., June 4, 10 am-2 pm, Portage Park, 4100 N. Long (market is held corner of Long and Irving Park). Vendors from all over the region...

...4, 10 am-2 pm, Portage Park, 4100 N. Long (market is held corner of Long and Irving Park). Vendors from all over the region will kick off the Portage Park Farmers Marketseason by...

Thur., June 8, 6-10 pm, St. Bartholomew, 4910 W. Addison.Join the neighbors and the parish for the 100 Year Anniversary Carnival. More info: call 773-286-7871. $50/4-day ride passes or $20/day.

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Tickets cost $5 and all sales will go to support the Filament Theatre’s education and access programming. The event is being sponsored by Lyons Family Eye Care, 3250 N. Lincoln.

The Gift Theatre Company’s, 4802 N. Milwaukee, newest show “Pilgrims” will premiere this Friday, June 2, at 7:30 PM.

The community is invited to attend a public meeting to provide input on the design of new public artwork at the Addison and Irving Park Blue Line stations on Monday, June 12, from 6:00-7:30 PM at the Independence Park Field House, 3945 N. Springfield Avenue.

There will be a community open house to discuss a CDOT plan to install two additional red-light cameras in the 45th Ward. It will take place on Wednesday, June 14, at 6:30 PM at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence.

Crawlers will meet at Vaughn’s Pub, 5485 N. Northwest Highway, at 5:15 PM. From there, they will make their way to Jimmy Mac’s, 5581 N. Northwest Highway, and then crawl up to Highway House, 5653 N. Northwest Highway.

Crawlers will meet at Vaughn’s Pub, 5485 N. Northwest Highway, at 5:15 PM. From there, they will make their way to Jimmy Mac’s, 5581 N. Northwest Highway, and then crawl up to Highway House, 5653 N. Northwest Highway.

Crawlers will meet at Vaughn’s Pub, 5485 N. Northwest Highway, at 5:15 PM. From there, they will make their way to Jimmy Mac’s, 5581 N. Northwest Highway, and then crawl up to Highway House, 5653 N. Northwest Highway.

On Friday, June 30, I will host a City Sticker Sale from 10 AM to 2 PM at my office, 4754 N. Milwaukee.

If you would like to purchase your city sticker before June 30, you can purchase one at the City Clerk’s satellite office located at 5430 W. Gale Street, at most currency exchanges (service fees may apply), online, or by via mail following instructions on the back of your renewal notice.

Schurz High School, 3601 N. Milwaukee, is running a pilot program for Yolobe, a professional social media platform à la LinkedIn. As...

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

The Irving Park Community Food Pantry has begun work on their herb garden for the new season. The garden -just outside the pantry’s door at 3801 N. Keeler – grows basil, chives, cilantro, mind, orgeano, parsley, rosemanry, and thyme.

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.

Are you looking for a fun summer camp for your child? Flipped at Irving Park Lutheran Church, 3938 W. Belle Plaine, is offering a 4-week curriculum summer camp starting July 31 for children aged 3 years old through 6th grade.

Chicago Canine Rescue (CCR) is gearing up for their annual Art Unleashed event – a creative fundraiser featuring local artists, food, music, and cocktails – on Friday, June 16 from 7 PM to 11 PM at Architectural Artifacts, 4325 N. Ravenswood.

Sat., June 3, 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.

Tue., June 6, 11 am, 17th District Station, Community Room, 4650 N. Milwaukee.Victims of domestic violence or others concerned for a loved one’s safety can attend aDomestic Violence Meeting. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Wed., June 7, 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.

Thur., June 8, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005. The senior enrichment seminar series hosts an Understanding and Preventing Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Financial Exploitation seminar. RSVP: 312-603-9233. Free.

Sat., June 10, 9:30 am-12:30 pm,Gompers Park Lagoon, 4222 W. Foster. The 17th District Community Policing Office is sponsoring a Hooked on Fishing outing at the...

...to 60 kids, so pre-registration required. Bait, tackle, and snacks provided. Parking available at Keeler and Foster. Register: 312-742-4588. Free...

Sun., June 11, 9 am-1 pm, Independence Park, 3801 W. Irving Park. Kick off another year of theIndependence Park Farmers Market. Expect a great season with your...

Sun., June 11, 9:30 am-1:30 pm, Jefferson Memorial Park, 4820 N. Long.Kick off summer the right way by purchasing locally grown, fresh food at the first...

Mon., June 12, 7 pm, Basement of Irving Park Baptist Church, 4401 W. Irving Park.Learn how you can become more involved with the community by attending the monthly Old Irving Park Associationmeeting. Free.

Wed., June 14, 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 the17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Fri., June 16, dusk, Jefferson Memorial Park, 4822 N. Long. The Jefferson Memorial Advisory Council, the Silent Film Society of Chicago, and the Jefferson Park Sunday Market host a Movie in the Park. Bring your family, friends, snacks, and blankets to enjoy Charles Chaplin in “The Kid”. Free.

Sat., June 17, 9 am,17th District Community Room, 4650 N. Pulaski.Teens can discuss how they can fight crime during a Peer Jury – Youth Beat Meeting. More info: 312-742-4599. Free.

Tue., June 27, 7 pm,Rosedale Park, 6312 W. Rosedale. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during the Gladstone Park Neighborhood Park Association monthly meeting. Free.

Wed., June 28, 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.

    June 2, 2017 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Looking for a family-friendly activity to do this weekend? The Patio Theater, 6008 W. Irving Park, will present a showing of Minions at 3 PM and 6 PM on Sunday, June 4. Tickets cost $5 and all sales will go to support the Filament Theatre's education and access programming.
    http://ward45.org

Jun 30

June 9, 2017 Update

Those include 3900 N. Lamon, 5500-5600 N Luna, 5900 W. Strong , 5100 W. Strong, 5100 W. Winona, 5400 N. Long, 5700-5900 N. Mulligan, 4200 N Lamon, and 4800 W. Dakin. This is in addition to streets being resurfaced due to water or sewer work, and those streets left over from last year’s budget.

Those include 3900 N. Lamon, 5500-5600 N Luna, 5900 W. Strong , 5100 W. Strong, 5100 W. Winona, 5400 N. Long, 5700-5900 N. Mulligan, 4200 N Lamon, and 4800 W. Dakin. This is in addition to streets being resurfaced due to water or sewer work, and those streets left over from last year’s budget.

Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee, is back with their popular summer camp for children ages 7 through 12!

Fri., June 9, 6-11 pm, St. Bartholomew, 4910 W. Addison.Join the neighbors and the parish for the100 Year Anniversary Carnival. More info: call 773-286-7871. $50/4-day ride passes or $20/day.

Sun., June 18, 10 am-2 pm, Portage Park, 4100 N. Long (Market is held on the corner of Irving Park and Long).  Vendors gather on the...

...am-2 pm, Portage Park, 4100 N. Long (Market is held on the corner of Irving Park and Long).  Vendors gather on the SW corner of Long and Irving Park to offer locally grown...

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Those include 3900 N. Lamon, 5500-5600 N Luna, 5900 W. Strong , 5100 W. Strong, 5100 W. Winona, 5400 N. Long, 5700-5900 N. Mulligan, 4200 N Lamon, and 4800 W. Dakin. This is in addition to streets being resurfaced due to water or sewer work, and those streets left over from last year’s budget.

Those include 3900 N. Lamon, 5500-5600 N Luna, 5900 W. Strong , 5100 W. Strong, 5100 W. Winona, 5400 N. Long, 5700-5900 N. Mulligan, 4200 N Lamon, and 4800 W. Dakin. This is in addition to streets being resurfaced due to water or sewer work, and those streets left over from last year’s budget.

Those include 3900 N. Lamon, 5500-5600 N Luna, 5900 W. Strong , 5100 W. Strong, 5100 W. Winona, 5400 N. Long, 5700-5900 N. Mulligan, 4200 N Lamon, and 4800 W. Dakin. This is in addition to streets being resurfaced due to water or sewer work, and those streets left over from last year’s budget.

Those include 3900 N. Lamon, 5500-5600 N Luna, 5900 W. Strong , 5100 W. Strong, 5100 W. Winona, 5400 N. Long, 5700-5900 N. Mulligan, 4200 N Lamon, and 4800 W. Dakin. This is in addition to streets being resurfaced due to water or sewer work, and those streets left over from last year’s budget.

Those include 3900 N. Lamon, 5500-5600 N Luna, 5900 W. Strong , 5100 W. Strong, 5100 W. Winona, 5400 N. Long, 5700-5900 N. Mulligan, 4200 N Lamon, and 4800 W. Dakin. This is in addition to streets being resurfaced due to water or sewer work, and those streets left over from last year’s budget.

Those include 3900 N. Lamon, 5500-5600 N Luna, 5900 W. Strong , 5100 W. Strong, 5100 W. Winona, 5400 N. Long, 5700-5900 N. Mulligan, 4200 N Lamon, and 4800 W. Dakin. This is in addition to streets being resurfaced due to water or sewer work, and those streets left over from last year’s budget.

Those include 3900 N. Lamon, 5500-5600 N Luna, 5900 W. Strong , 5100 W. Strong, 5100 W. Winona, 5400 N. Long, 5700-5900 N. Mulligan, 4200 N Lamon, and 4800 W. Dakin. This is in addition to streets being resurfaced due to water or sewer work, and those streets left over from last year’s budget.

The community is invited to attend a public meeting to provide input on the design of new public artwork at the Addison and Irving Park Blue Line stations on Monday, June 12, from 6:00-7:30 PM at the Independence Park Field House, 3945 N. Springfield Avenue.

There will be a community open house to discuss a CDOT plan to install two additional red-light cameras in the 45th Ward. It will take place on Wednesday, June 14, at 6:30 PM at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence.

Crawlers will meet at Vaughn’s Pub, 5485 N. Northwest Highway, at 5:15 PM. From there, they will make their way to Jimmy Mac’s, 5581 N. Northwest Highway, and then crawl up to Highway House, 5653 N. Northwest Highway.

Crawlers will meet at Vaughn’s Pub, 5485 N. Northwest Highway, at 5:15 PM. From there, they will make their way to Jimmy Mac’s, 5581 N. Northwest Highway, and then crawl up to Highway House, 5653 N. Northwest Highway.

Crawlers will meet at Vaughn’s Pub, 5485 N. Northwest Highway, at 5:15 PM. From there, they will make their way to Jimmy Mac’s, 5581 N. Northwest Highway, and then crawl up to Highway House, 5653 N. Northwest Highway.

On Friday, June 30, I will host a City Sticker Sale from 10 AM to 2 PM at my office, 4754 N. Milwaukee.

If you would like to purchase your city sticker before June 30, you can purchase one at the City Clerk’s satellite office located at 5430 W. Gale Street, at most currency exchanges (service fees may apply), online, or by via mail following instructions on the back of your renewal notice.

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

The Irving Park Community Food Pantry has begun work on their herb garden for the new season. The garden -just outside the pantry’s door at 3801 N. Keeler – grows basil, chives, cilantro, mind, orgeano, parsley, rosemanry, and thyme.

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.

Are you looking for a fun summer camp for your child? Flipped at Irving Park Lutheran Church, 3938 W. Belle Plaine, is offering a 4-week curriculum summer camp starting July 31 for children aged 3 years old through 6th grade.

Chicago Canine Rescue (CCR) is gearing up for their annual Art Unleashed event – a creative fundraiser featuring local artists, food, music, and cocktails – on Friday, June 16 from 7 PM to 11 PM at Architectural Artifacts, 4325 N. Ravenswood.

Sat., June 10, 9:30 am, Addison and Avondale. Join the Addison & Avondale Mural Garden Committee for theirsecond work day of the growing season.

Sat., June 10, 9:30 am-12:30 pm,Gompers Park Lagoon, 4222 W. Foster. The 17th District Community Policing Office is sponsoring a Hooked on Fishing outing at the...

...to 60 kids, so pre-registration required. Bait, tackle, and snacks provided. Parking available at Keeler and Foster. Register: 312-742-4588. Free...

Sun., June 11, 9 am-1 pm, Independence Park, 3801 W. Irving Park. Kick off another year of theIndependence Park Farmers Market. Expect a great season with your...

Sun., June 11, 9:30 am-1:30 pm, Jefferson Memorial Park, 4820 N. Long.Kick off summer the right way by purchasing locally grown, fresh food at the first...

Mon., June 12, 7 pm, Basement of Irving Park Baptist Church, 4401 W. Irving Park.Learn how you can become more involved with the community by attending the monthly Old Irving Park Associationmeeting. Free.

Wed., June 14, 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 the17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Fri., June 16, dusk, Jefferson Memorial Park, 4822 N. Long. The Jefferson Memorial Advisory Council, the Silent Film Society of Chicago, and the Jefferson Park Sunday Market host a Movie in the Park. Bring your family, friends, snacks, and blankets to enjoy Charles Chaplin in “The Kid”. Free.

Sat., June 17, 11:30 am-1 pm, Chicago Animal Care and Control, 2741 S. Western. Check out the newly renovated dog pavilions and more during theChicago Animal Care and Control Open House. Free.

Sat., June 17, 9 am,17th District Community Room, 4650 N. Pulaski.Teens can discuss how they can fight crime during a Peer Jury – Youth Beat Meeting. More info: 312-742-4599. Free.

Thur., June 22, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005. The senior enrichment seminar series hosts a Managing Evictions and Code Violations: Useful Tools seminar. RSVP: 312-603-9233. Free.

Tue., June 27, 7 pm, Rosedale Park, 6312 W. Rosedale. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during the Gladstone Park Neighborhood Park Association monthly meeting. Free.

Wed., June 28, 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.

    June 9, 2017 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Join neighbors, friends, and family this weekend for the seventh annual BBQ Fest at Six Corners. Gates open at noon on Saturday and close at 10 pm. On Sunday, gates open at noon and close at 9 pm.
    http://ward45.org

Jun 30

June 16, 2017 Update

Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee, is back with their popular summer camp for children ages 7 through 12!

Sun., June 18, 10 am-2 pm, Portage Park, 4100 N. Long (Market is held on the corner of Irving Park and Long).  Vendors gather on the...

...am-2 pm, Portage Park, 4100 N. Long (Market is held on the corner of Irving Park and Long).  Vendors gather on the SW corner of Long and Irving Park to offer locally grown...

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Please be aware that yesterday afternoon around 1 pm, a 26-year-old woman was sexually assaulted in the 3400-block of West Irving Park Road, just east of the 45th Ward boundaries.

Join my office and Teska on Monday, June 19, from 6-7:30 at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence to learn more and share your input.

On Friday, June 30, I will host a City Sticker Sale from 10 AM to 2 PM at my office, 4754 N. Milwaukee.

If you would like to purchase your city sticker before June 30, you can purchase one at the City Clerk’s satellite office located at 5430 W. Gale Street, at most currency exchanges (service fees may apply), online, or by via mail following instructions on the back of your renewal notice.

Irish Fest showcases the finest in local and international Irish and American music, dance, and family activities. The festival is held on the grounds of the Irish American Heritage Center at 4626 N. Knox and is their biggest fundraiser.

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

Weekly meetings take place in the Irving Park Y Program Center at 4251 W. Irving Park Road on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30 PM. Club dues are $30 per quarter and cover snacks, supplies, and some events.

Are you looking for a fun summer camp for your child? Flipped at Irving Park Lutheran Church, 3938 W. Belle Plaine, is offering a 4-week curriculum summer camp starting July 31 for children aged 3 years old through 6th grade.

Fri., June 16, dusk, Jefferson Memorial Park, 4822 N. Long. The Jefferson Memorial Advisory Council, the Silent Film Society of Chicago, and the Jefferson Park Sunday Market host a Movie in the Park. Bring your family, friends, snacks, and blankets to enjoy Charles Chaplin in “The Kid”. Free.

Sat., June 17, 11:30 am-1 pm, Chicago Animal Care and Control, 2741 S. Western. Check out the newly renovated dog pavilions and more during theChicago Animal Care and Control Open House. Free. 

Sat., June 17, 9 am,17th District Community Room, 4650 N. Pulaski.Teens can discuss how they can fight crime during a Peer Jury – Youth Beat Meeting. More info:312-742-4599. Free.

Thur., June 22, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005. The senior enrichment seminar series hosts a Managing Evictions and Code Violations: Useful Tools seminar. RSVP: 312-603-9233. Free.  

Thur., June 22, 4 pm,Harvest Christian Center Chicago, 4020 N. Tripp. Join the Harvest Christian Center Chicago for their Annual Women’s Conference 2017. This year’s theme is time to praise and worship god. More info: 773-685-4222. Free.

Fri., June 23, dusk,Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield.The Independence Park Advisory Council hosts Sing 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.

Tue., June 27, 7 pm,Rosedale Park, 6312 W. Rosedale. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during the Gladstone Park Neighborhood Park Association monthly meeting. Free.

Wed., June 28, 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.

    June 16, 2017 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Are you looking to treat your dad, grandpa, or husband to something sweet this Father's Day? Consider attending GIPNA's 13th annual Gourmet Pancake Breakfast this Sunday, June 18, from 9 AM to noon, at the Independence Park Bungalow at Hamlin and Byron.
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Jun 26

16 Upcoming Chicago-Area Restaurants and Bars to Know

PORTAGE PARK— A nautical-themed sandwich shop is coming to the Northwest Side. It’s called Charley Noble and the owners told DNAinfo they hoped to open by the end of June at 6011 W. Irving Park Road.

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ANDERSONVILLE— Blu 57, that new Thai-fusion restaurant at 5701 N. Clark St., should open in July. DNAinfo spoke with the owners who shared more details.

AVONDALE— The team behind the Whistler in Logan Square have nothing new to report on their new project, codenamed Sleeping Village. But it appears in this photo they’ve made some significant progress on the patio at 3734 W. Belmont Ave. A.J. LaTrace

...the South Side have established a Kickstarter to raise money to open their storefront at 9927 S. Wood St. The shop is called Sweet Freaks. As of Monday they’ve raise more than $500...

LAKEVIEW— Kitchen 17, one of Chicago’s favorite vegan restaurants is slowly working on their move around the corner at 3132 N. Broadway St. Apparently they’re still working on permits.

LAKEVIEW— That food hall from the Furious Spoon/FireFin Poke Shop company secured a battery of permits, according to Curbed Chicago. There will be a trio of bars and as many as 20 vendors inside the building at 3833 N. Broadway St.

...second pour-your-own beer bar, is shooting for a July 1 opening date at 2211 N. Milwaukee Ave. The Tribune has details about the date. Navigator joins Tapster in Wicker Park/Bucktown and...

THE LOOP— Olive Mediterranean Grill is hiring for a new location at Randolph and Wabash. Check out their Facebook post. It’s the quick-serve chain’s sixth location.

RAVENSWOOD— Metropolitan Brewing is getting close to opening the taproom at 5121 N. Ravenswood. They’ve been working on the taproom since 2015.

WEST LOOP— Slightly Toasted, the all-day bar that opened in January in the West Loop is opening a smaller sibling in July, also in the West Loop. This job ad reveals the name of the new spot at 300 S. Riverside Plaza: Little Toasted.

WEST LOOP— The first Bonci outside of Italy is hiring. The mecca for Roman-style pizza has selected Chicago as the first market outside of Europe. There will soon be only two places to get this pizza: Rome and Chicago at 161 N. Sangamon St. Maybe you can be their pizza chef.

WRIGLEYVILLE— This new bar in Wrigleyville appears to have no connection with Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo. Nevertheless, there’s a liquor application for an establishment called Rizzo’s Bar & Inn at 3658 N. Clark St. The owner is listed as Vincent Rizzo, so that’s not misleading at all.

DES PLAINES— A suburban bar is remodeling. The owners of Beacon Tap have started work and are urging folks to check out their Facebook page to check out progress at 1374 Lee St.

    16 Upcoming Chicago-Area Restaurants and Bars to Know
    A regularly-updated list of forthcoming restaurants and bars
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Jun 20

Updated Jun 23

Senior Assisted-Living Center Proposed For Portage Park Vacant Lot

CHICAGO — A 67-unit treatment center and assisted-living facility for Alzheimer's patients has been proposed to fill a vacant lot at the corner of Central and Waveland avenues in Portage Park, according to Ald. Gilbert Villegas (36th).

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Anthem Memory Care administrators will present their plan for the building at a public meeting set for 6:30 p.m. on June 29 at Chicago Academy High School, 3400 N. Austin Ave., Villegas said.

    Senior Assisted-Living Center Proposed For Portage Park Vacant Lot
    CHICAGO - A 67-unit treatment center and assisted-living facility for Alzheimer's patients has been proposed to fill a vacant lot at the corner of Central and Waveland avenues in Portage Park, according to Ald. Gilbert Villegas (36th). The three-story building operated by Anthem Memory Care would include 31 parking spaces and create more than 50 permanent jobs, Villegas wrote in a Facebook post.
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  • Hope this is not a bait and switch meaning the building turns out to be mostly servicing walk-in clinic 'treatments' and only incidentally housing a few people upstairs.

  • I like this idea. People visiting friends and family in the building will visit local stores and restaurants. Can that be a bad thing?

Jun 19

Lazy Rivers, Water Slides, and Other Awesome Pools in the Chicago Area

If the pool’s 10-meter monster (that’s 33 feet!) leaves you shaking in your suit, you can always choose the less daredevilish five-meter option. (We won’t think less of you.) Free. 4100 N. Long Ave.

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The park’s chances of hosting the Olympics may be long quashed, but a 50-meter pool remains. And with it, a massive 5,000-square-foot deck, perfect for those who’d rather sun than swim. Free. 5531 S. Martin Luther King Dr.

...draws flirt-ready crowds of mustachioed men and fashion-forward femmes. Take that, Tinder. Free. 2200 N. Oakley Ave. Edit Module Previous 10. Make the Perfect Summer Drink Next 12. Waste No Weekend This...

    Lazy Rivers, Water Slides, and Other Awesome Pools in the Chicago Area
    This 400-foot course may not stack up to Six Flags' 1,600-foot river, but the much smaller crowds (read: no lines) and entrance fee will soon make you forget that. $7 for nonresidents. 7600 Ogden Ave., Lyons Price seem steep?
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Jun 19

Nautical-Themed Charley Noble Sandwich Shop Setting Sail In Portage Park

...adding an on-the-go gourmet sandwich shop to their stable of storefronts in the 6000 block of West Irving Park Road, they announced. They scored their final permit Thursday for Charley Noble, 6011 W. Irving Park...

...West Irving Park Road, they announced. They scored their final permit Thursday for Charley Noble, 6011 W. Irving Park Road, with eyes on a grand opening by the end of June, they said...

Carrying backgrounds in food service, the Basilones opened Thrift & Thrive, 6025 W. Irving Park Road, in 2011. They followed up in 2014 with Perkolator Cafe, 6032 W. Irving Park Road, and later attached Sputnik Books and Records next door.

Carrying backgrounds in food service, the Basilones opened Thrift & Thrive, 6025 W. Irving Park Road, in 2011. They followed up in 2014 with Perkolator Cafe, 6032 W. Irving Park Road, and later attached Sputnik Books and Records next door.

    Nautical-Themed Charley Noble Sandwich Shop Setting Sail In Portage Park
    PORTAGE PARK - Three businesses aren't enough for Joe and Melissa Basilone. Six years after the couple's first splash into the Irving Austin Business District, they're adding an on-the-go gourmet sandwich shop to their stable of storefronts in the 6000 block of West Irving Park Road, they announced.
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Jun 19

Six Corners 'People Space' Has A Public Piano, And It's Gorgeous

The chunk of parking spaces in front of Josi's Frozen Yogurt Cafe, 4032 N. Milwaukee Ave., had already included the piano, donated by Topher Allan Music, during its trial run as a marked-off pedestrian area last summer.

    Six Corners 'People Space' Has A Public Piano, And It's Gorgeous
    CHICAGO - Even if you don't hear the baby grand piano now sitting in the middle of the Six Corners Shopping District, odds are that you'll see it. The Six Corners Association re-opened its "people space" this month featuring a baby grand piano decorated by mural artist Tony Passero, inviting passersby to sit and play a tune.
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Jun 14

Updated Jun 17

BRGRBelly Offering $2 Beers This Month As 'Thank You' To 'Mighty NW Side'

Opening LeadBelly at 5739 W. Irving Park Road in Portage Park in 2013, the O'Briens were later forced to change their restaurant's name amid a legal challenge from the blues singer they'd been trying to honor.

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In 2015 they opened an offshoot Italian beef restaurant, called BeefBelly, in Jefferson Park at 4800 N. Central Ave., adding Molly and Myles Ice Cream next door. A second BRGRBelly location, opened in 2014 on Milwaukee Avenue in Gladstone Park, was closed late last year.

    BRGRBelly Offering $2 Beers This Month As 'Thank You' To 'Mighty NW Side'
    CHICAGO - BRGRBelly ownersSteve and Nicole O'Brien have come a long way since setting up shop in Portage Park four years ago. They weathered a name change, a store closure and a nasty Yelp review to grow their business from a one-off burger stand into a national restaurant chain.
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Jun 12

Updated Jun 16

How Would You Spend $1 Million? Help Decide In The 36th Ward Next Week

• At 6 p.m. Monday at Community First Medical Center, 5645 W. Addison St.

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...the front burner. Last year, it resulted in a rehabilitated basketball court at Blackhawk Park, 2348 N. Lavergne Ave.; a new playground at Chicago Academy Elementary School, 3400 N. Austin Ave.; and a host...

...at Blackhawk Park, 2348 N. Lavergne Ave.; a new playground at Chicago Academy Elementary School, 3400 N. Austin Ave.; and a host of projects aimed at improving traffic safety...

• At 6 p.m. June 13 at West Belmont Library, 3104 N. Narragansett Ave.

• At 6:30 p.m. June 15 at Iglesia Evangelica Emanuel, 5017 W. Armitage Ave.

    How Would You Spend $1 Million? Help Decide In The 36th Ward Next Week
    CHICAGO - Residents of the 36th Ward are about to be mined for ideas on how to improve their streets and parks, as Ald. Gilbert Villegas ramps up for his second straight year of participatory budgeting. The open voting process has been increasingly used by city aldermen to give residents more input into which infrastructure projects should be put on the front burner.
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  • How about fixing some of the potholes on Belden between Central and Austin, Fullerton, Austin, and in other areas in the ward.

  • CJ Gladstone Park Native Chicagoan for life

    I understand we are getting some islands along Milwaukee for easier crossing. Can they please include some trees for shade? We need more trees all along Milwaukee, the lack of shade is unbearable.

Jun 16

Weekend events: Free screenings, book fair, Zombie Outbreak Chicago

PULP FICTION / FROM DUSK TILL DAWN - (Saturday, June 17th at 6pm) FREE double feature! Enjoy Tarantino-themed drink specials. Doors open at 5pm. Live DJ at 11:30pm incorporates visuals from the films. Ages 16+. Patio Theater, 6008 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL 60634. Facebook Event Page.

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...terrorizes the world, but everything changes soon after another family seeking refuge appears. Logan Theatre, 2646 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647. (Times vary...

ALIEN: Covenant - (June 16th-22nd) Brew & View at the Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield, Chicago, IL.

LOGAN (Noir) - (June 16th-22nd) View the stunning black & white version of LOGAN. Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport, Chicago, IL 60613.

...be performing the score live on the organ under the stars! FREE. Jefferson Memorial Park, 4822 N. Long Avenue, Chicago, IL. Co-sponsored by the Jefferson Park Chamber of Commerce and the Jefferson Park...

JEAN-PIERRE MELVILLE: Criminal Codes - (June 3rd-July 6th) Crime drama/noir series celebrating the French director's stylish films. Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., Chicago, IL 60601.

DARK SIDE OF THE MOON - (June 18th at 8:30pm) Free VHS screening, trailers, prizes. 1990 sci-fi/horror about a spaceship that ends up on the moon where they find a sinister being. Carbon Arc Bar, 4614 N. Lincoln, Chicago, IL 60625.

MUSIC BOX THEATRE MOVIES AT WRIGLEY PARK - (June 14th-Aug. 23rd) Enjoy a free summer movie series presented by the Music Box Theatre with a pre-show live performance. Films screen every other Wednesday. GHOSTBUSTERS, THE BLUES BROTHERS, and more. 3637 N. Clark, Chicago, IL.

...A Taste of Cinema,” revolving around food. Limited seating. Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theater, 78 E. Washington, 2nd Fl. North, Chicago, 60602...

...and curious visuals. Viewings Wed.-Sun. 12:00-4:00. Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, 2320 W. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622. (773) 227-5522. Preview the exhibition online HERE...

...more. Enjoy marbling and bookbinding demos. Free parking! CTA accessible. Chicago Journeyman Plumbers Union Hall, 1340 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607. Adults $6; Students $4 with ID, free with Goldstar Membership...

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.

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

Stranger Thongs: A Stranger Things Burlesque - (June 3rd - Dec. 16) Gorilla Tango Theatre presents a quirky burlesque show with the Stranger Things theme. $28. Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647.

    Weekend Events: Free Screenings, Book Fair, Zombie Outbreak Chicago
    This weekend includes some great choices for cost-friendly options, including a Tarantino double feature and outdoor movies in Chicago parks. If you are looking to have a Father's Day to remember, consider Zombie Outbreak Chicago's apocalyptic live action zombie fighting events in Aurora! Grab some rare first edition books, posters, or vintage goodies at the...
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Jun 07

Updated Jun 10

Far Out, Man: Lebowski Night Comes To Patio Theater On Friday

The theater, 6008 W. Irving Park Road, is hosting "Lebowski Night" with a 7 p.m. screening of the 1998 Coen brothers cult classic.

    Far Out, Man: Lebowski Night Comes To Patio Theater On Friday
    CHICAGO - "The Big Lebowski" is returning to the big screen at the Patio Theater on Friday. The theater, 6008 W. Irving Park Road, is hosting "Lebowski Night" with a 7 p.m. screening of the 1998 Coen brothers cult classic. The showing will be followed by a 10 p.m.
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  • Sean Creative Strategist and Beer Maker

    I hope the AC is fixed.

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    I hope Lebowski isn't hanging around begging in front

Jun 02

June film festivals and current horror events

...HOOKERS. Short films, vendors, and more. Tickets $13 pre-sale or $15 at the door. 6008 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL...

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...INTERSTELLAR, and more. $12-$14 or $75 for a festival pass. The Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport, Chicago, IL 60613...

...WITH SATAN'S BABY for a screening of genre short films at 9pm! Logan Theatre, 2646 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647. Tickets...

...A Taste of Cinema,” revolving around food. Limited seating. Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theater, 78 E. Washington, 2nd Fl. North, Chicago, 60602...

MUSIC BOX THEATRE MOVIES AT WRIGLEY PARK - (June 14th-Aug. 23rd) Enjoy a free summer movie series presented by the Music Box Theatre with a pre-show live performance. Films screen every other Wednesday. GHOSTBUSTERS, THE BLUES BROTHERS, and more. 3637 N. Clark, Chicago, IL.

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN - (Friday, June 2nd) Free screening at 8:30pm in Berger Park, 6205 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60660. Part of the Chicago Park District's “Movies in the Parks” summer film series.

LE CERCLE ROUGE - (June 3rd & 8th) (“The Red Circle,” 1970) Stylish French noir. “Part of the Jean-Pierre Melville: Criminal Codes” series running through July 6th. Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., Chicago, IL 60601.

GET OUT - (June 2nd, 5th, 6th, & 7th) Brew & View at the Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield, Chicago, IL.

THE MUMMY'S HAND - (June 4th at 8:30pm) Carbon Arc & Board, 4614 N. Lincoln, Chicago, IL 60625.

HOOKMAN - (through June 3rd) Existential slasher comedy about a young woman's altercation with a man who has a hook for a hand. Violence and sexual situations. Steep Theatre Company, 1115 W. Berwyn, Chicago, IL 60640. 773-649-3186.

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

ASSAULT ON THE GRINDHOUSE - (5/11-6/29) B-movie interactive, variety-style horror improv where each show reinvents a classic horror or cult film. Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647.

Bloody Reads #18 - BOOKS OF BLOOD Vol. 1 - (June 4th from 9pm-11pm) Celebrate one of Clive Barker's most revered works with a discussion regarding his Books of Blood Volume 1! Bucket O' Blood Books & Records, 3182 N. Elston, Chicago, IL 60618. BYOB.

Movie Poster Remakes Art Show - (May 26th - June 11th) Enjoy work by local artists paying tribute to both classic and modern films using their own personal interpretations. Galerie F, 2415 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL.

Flora Fauna Group Art Show - (June 3rd from 7pm-11pm) Art exhibit featuring plant and animal subjects by various artists. Sponsored by Metropolitan Brewing. Sideshow Gallery, 2219 N. Western, Chicago, IL 60647.

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.

    June Film Festivals and Current Horror Events
    The first weekend of June is full of Chicago-area events, which also means film festivals have commenced for summer entertainment. The most prominent film fests happening this month are listed first, followed by this weekend's screenings, exhibits, plays, and more. It's quite a handful, indeed! Have a great weekend and stay safe!
    http://www.chicagonow.com

May 31

Updated Jun 02

Try These Divine Pastries Made by Chicago Nuns

...Sundays from June 11 to October 22) and at the Portage Park Farmer’s Market (4100 N. Long Ave., selected Sundays from June to October). The business, which is in its 13th year, goes...

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...traditional French treats and sell them at the Independence Park Farmers Market in Irving Park (3945 N. Springfield Ave., second and fourth Sundays from June 11 to October 22) and at the Portage Park...

    Try These Divine Pastries Made by Chicago Nuns
    Nuns, as a rule, aren't boastful types, but this much Sister Marie Valerie will say about the baked goods she and her fellow nuns sell at two local farmers' markets: "Everybody goes crazy over the chocolate croissants!"
    http://www.chicagomag.com

  • I bet they use virgin olive oil

  • My kid LOVES the chocolate croissant. Its become our thing on farmer's market days (Portage Park)

  • cheesecake chick i want to be the person my dog thinks i am

    I get their sweets at the Chesterton (Indiana) European Market on Saturdays. Their macarons are delicious!

Jun 01

Soldier Charged With Punching Security Guard Indicted

Matthew De Leon, 23, of the 4900 block of West Eddy Street in Chicago, was charged late Tuesday with aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, aggravated battery...

    Soldier Charged With Punching Security Guard Indicted
    The man charged with punching a River North security guard in a brutal attack that was caught on camera last month was indicted on battery charges Thursday. Matthew De Leon, 23, of the 4900 block of West Eddy Street in Chicago, was charged late Tuesday with aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, aggravated battery in a public place and aggravated battery a peace officer.
    http://www.nbcchicago.com

May 31

Updated Jun 01

Eyes on the Street: Chicago’s Newest – And Nicest? – People Spot

4034 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Portage Park

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So Chicago’s newest parklet in front of Intelligentsia Coffee, 2642 North Milwaukee, and adjacent to the Logan Theater, is a great addition to the neighborhood. It was...

2860 N. Clark St. in Lincoln Park

2942 N. Clark St. in Lincoln Park

    Eyes on the Street: Chicago's Newest - And Nicest? - People Spot
    Chicago's "People Spot" mini-parks (known as "parklets" in other cities) help make retail strips more vibrant by repurposing asphalt for motor vehicles, such as parking spaces and loading zones, to create space for people to eat, drink, work, and relax.
    http://chi.streetsblog.org

  • Nancy Boystown resident since 2005

    Those two people spots on Clark are not in Lincoln Park. The article even says:

    2860 N. Clark St. in Lakeview East
    2942 N. Clark St. in Lakeview East

  • How many million will this cost in extra fees to LAZ parking for lost revenue? If there are sidewalk cafe's, just use the sidewalk for this. Wait, this just in, LAZ Parking was the one that proposed this since they weren't making a lot from these spaces, and this increases their revenue.

May 31

May 19, 2017 Update

On Sunday, May 21, Vaughn High School is hosting a Spring Fair. Swing by 4355 N. Linder between 10 Am and 2 PM to enjoy entertainment and artwork from students and teachers...

NVAM is hosting an opening reception for the new exhibit on Friday, May 19, from 6-9 PM at the museum, 4041 N. Milwaukee. The exhibit will run through August 12, 2017.

Sat., May 20, 9:30 am, Austin Irving Library, 6100 W. Irving Park. The Portage Park Garden Club is hosting their14th annual Plant Exchange. Bring a plant or...

Tue., May 23, 7-9 pm,Legno Chicago, 4250 N. Central. Eat, drink, and mingle while celebrating and welcoming new PPNA members during theNeighbors Fun Night Out! You can also sign up for membership at the event. Light appetizer and drink specials. Cost of purchases.

Wed., May 24, 4-10 pm, Porretta’s, 3656 N. Central. Beard Elementary, a special needs school, is hosting a fundraiser. 15% of all money spent will go to Beard. This includes dine in, take out, delivery, and any pre-orders on catering. Cost of purchases.

Sun., June 4, 10 am-2 pm, Portage Park, 4100 N. Long (SW corner of Long and Irving Park). Vendors from all over the region will kick...

Sun., June 4, 10 am-2 pm, Portage Park, 4100 N. Long (SW corner of Long and Irving Park). Vendors from all over the region will kick off the Portage Park Farmers Marketseason by...

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You can help prevent identity theft by bringing these documents to the Hoyne Bank parking lot, located at 4729 N. Milwaukee (on the corner of Milwaukee and Giddings), on Saturday, May 20, between 10 AM and 2 PM.

You can help prevent identity theft by bringing these documents to the Hoyne Bank parking lot, located at 4729 N. Milwaukee (on the corner of Milwaukee and Giddings), on Saturday, May 20, between 10 AM and 2 PM.

There will be a community meeting to discuss red-light cameras on Wednesday, June 14, at 6:30 PM at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence.

Zoning Hearing for 5150 N. Northwest Highway

The Zoning Committee special meeting on the LSC Storage facility is confirmed for May 22 at 2 pm in Council Chambers, 121 N. LaSalle. If you are able to attend and make your voice heard, please do. We want to hear from you!

Schurz High School, 3601 N. Milwaukee, is running a pilot program for Yolobe, a professional social media platform à la LinkedIn. As...

The community is invited to attend a public meeting to provide input on the design of new public artwork at the Addison and Irving Park Blue Line stations on Monday, June 12, from 6:00-7:30 PM at the Independence Park Field House, 3945 N. Springfield Avenue.

...a valid driver’s license for produce delivery to Irving Park Food Pantry located at Grace and Keeler. Must be able to lift 20 pounds and be personable and willing to get your...

The Irving Park Community Food Pantry has begun work on their herb garden for the new season. The garden -just outside the pantry’s door at 3801 N. Keeler – grows basil, chives, cilantro, mind, orgeano, parsley, rosemanry, and thyme.

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.

Are you looking for a fun summer camp for your child? Flipped at Irving Park Lutheran Church, 3938 W. Belle Plaine, is offering a 4-week curriculum summer camp starting July 31 for children aged 3 years old through 6th grade.

Chicago Canine Rescue (CCR) is gearing up for their annual Art Unleashed event – a creative fundraiser featuring local artists, food, music, and cocktails – on Friday, June 16 from 7 PM to 11 PM at Architectural Artifacts, 4325 N. Ravenswood.

Sat., May 20, 9 am, 17th District Community Room, 4650 N. Pulaski.Teens can discuss how they can fight crime during a Peer Jury – Youth Beat Meeting. More info: 312-744-4588. Free.

Sat., May 20, 9:30 am, Tripp Garden, NE corner of Tripp and Irving Park. The Irving Park Garden Club will be planting their own adopt-a-planters. All residents are invited to join and help give the Tripp Garden a spring cleanup. BYO: gloves, tools, and garbage bags. Free.

Sat., May 20, 10 am,Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse, 3501 N. Kilbourn.The Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse is hosting theirannual plant sale. More than 150 varieties of vegetable, herb, and flower seedlings.Plant prices $2 and up, cash only.

Sat., May 20, 10 am, City Newsstand, 4018 N. Cicero. Join neighbors for a Rent Party. Cost of purchases.

Sat., May 20, 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...

Sun., May 21, 2 pm,St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner. Join the church for the Anne Nakamura Stoelting Memorial Concert.Free.

Wed., May 24,12-4 pm, 725 W. Roosevelt. Save the date for the Department of Procurement Services Vendor Fair 2017. Learn about contracting...

...and state federal agencies. Networking opportunities. More info: online. Free. Parking available for $10 at 1029 S. Morgan...

Thur., May 25, 9 am-2 pm, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, 820 S. Damen. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and te Illinois Department of Emplyment Security- Pilsen Workforce Center host ther 7th Annual Memorial Day Veterans Hiring & Resource Fair.Free.

Thur., May 25, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005. Detective Sergeant James Hennelly and Assist State’s Attorney Clarissa Palermo host a Common Financial Frauds & Scams that Target Seniors seminar. RSVP: call 312-603-9233. Free.

Thur., May 25, 4-5 pm, 1922 N. Pulaski.The Chicago Bilingual Landlord Association is hosting a Fire Safety Workshop. RSVP: 773-342-7575. Free.

Fri.,  May 26, 8:30-9:30 pm, Muslim Community Center, 4380 N. Elston. Meet neighbors, community leaders, business owners, elected officials, and 17th District police officers during a...

Sat., May 27, 10 am-4 pm, Chicago Canine Rescue, 5272 N. Elston. Chicago Canine Rescue hosts their annual yard and bake sale. Drop off your gently used...

Tue., May 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., May 31, 1-5 pm, Irish American Heritage Center, Erin Room, 4626 N. Knox. Minton Regan Properties hosts a Senior Living Expo. Free health screenings, raffle prizes, food, beverages, products, services. RSVP: online. Free.

Wed., May 31, 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. Speaker will be Nathan Dall from the Ho-Chunk Nation Branch Office.Free.

Sat., June 10, 9:30 am-12:30 pm,Gompers Park Lagoon, 4222 W. Foster. The 17th District Community Policing Office is sponsoring a Hooked on Fishing outing at the...

...to 60 kids, so pre-registration required. Bait, tackle, and snacks provided. Parking available at Keeler and Foster. Register: 312-742-4588. Free...

Sun., June 11, 9:30 am-1:30 pm,Jefferson Memorial Park, 4820 N. Long.Kick off summer the right way by purchasing locally grown, fresh food at the first...

    May 19, 2017 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Come and celebrate the wonderful things happening at Vaughn High School and the Portage Park community. On Sunday, May 21, Vaughn High School is hosting a Spring Fair. Swing by 4355 N. Linder between 10 Am and 2 PM to enjoy entertainment and artwork from students and teachers.
    http://ward45.org

May 31

May 26, 2017 Update

Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee, is back with their popular summer camp for children ages 7 through 12!

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...approximately 5:20 PM on Sunday, May 21. A girl was running southbound on the 5400-block of North Neenah when she noticed a silver or gray 4-door Nissan sedan pull up to her...

Join my office and Teska on Monday, June 19, from 6-7:30 at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence to learn more and share your input.

On Friday, June 30, I will host a City Sticker Sale from 10 AM to 2 PM at my office, 4754 N. Milwaukee.

If you would like to purchase your city sticker before June 30, you can purchase one at the City Clerk’s satellite office located at 5430 W. Gale Street, at most currency exchanges (service fees may apply), online, or by via mail following instructions on the back of your renewal notice.

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

Schurz High School, 3601 N. Milwaukee, is running a pilot program for Yolobe, a professional social media platform à la LinkedIn. As...

The community is invited to attend a public meeting to provide input on the design of new public artwork at the Addison and Irving Park Blue Line stations on Monday, June 12, from 6:00-7:30 PM at the Independence Park Field House, 3945 N. Springfield Avenue.

...a valid driver’s license for produce delivery to Irving Park Food Pantry located at Grace and Keeler. Must be able to lift 20 pounds and be personable and willing to get your...

The Irving Park Community Food Pantry has begun work on their herb garden for the new season. The garden -just outside the pantry’s door at 3801 N. Keeler – grows basil, chives, cilantro, mind, orgeano, parsley, rosemanry, and thyme.

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.

Are you looking for a fun summer camp for your child? Flipped at Irving Park Lutheran Church, 3938 W. Belle Plaine, is offering a 4-week curriculum summer camp starting July 31 for children aged 3 years old through 6th grade.

Chicago Canine Rescue (CCR) is gearing up for their annual Art Unleashed event – a creative fundraiser featuring local artists, food, music, and cocktails – on Friday, June 16 from 7 PM to 11 PM at Architectural Artifacts, 4325 N. Ravenswood.

    May 26, 2017 Update
    Dear Neighbor, I would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend. And while everyone is barbecuing and spending time with loved ones, let us not forget the reason for this national holiday. Please take a moment to honor the women and men who courageously died while serving the United States.
    http://ward45.org

May 26

17 Things Happening In The Neighborhoods This Memorial Day Weekend

...could be a good night to get cozy and watch a movie. The Patio Theater, 6008 W. Irving Park Road, will be showing a special pre-release screening of the documentary "Whose Streets," which follows...

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Heralding the start of the street festival season, the Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival kicks off at noon Saturday at 3200 N. Sheffield Ave.

Local favorites Too White Crew and Wedding Banned are returning, and the fest has added a second stage at Sheffield and Belmont, where DJs and drag queens will perform in between rounds of Trader Todd's karaoke idol competition.

After a brief Memorial Day ceremony, the final 5K race will begin at 9:30 a.m. Registration is available just ahead of the races at the park at 9625 S. Longwood Dr. It costs $55 to run the 10K, $40 for the 5K and $75 to run both races back to back. It costs $30 to run the youth mile.

Those looking to get rowdy should head to Madison Public House, 2200 N. Milwaukee Ave., (near the California Blue Line stop) Sunday for a 12-hour dance party featuring Na$im Williams, Vic Spencer, The Boy Illinois, White Gzus and more. The free party kicks off at 2 p.m. and ends at 2 a.m.

Not interested in nursing a hangover on Memorial Day? Galerie F, 2415 N. Milwaukee Ave., is hosting an opening reception for its newest exhibition on reinterpreted classic movie posters 6...

Local history lovers can head to the Edgewater Historical Society, 5358 N. Ashland Ave., to check out its newest exhibit: the "Made in Chicago Museum." The collection features 200...

...than a meal in the city. Located behind Berger Park's landmark coach house at 6215 N. Sheridan Road, the restaurant is open from 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday...

Begyle and Dovetail breweries are teaming up for an epic two-day block party, Mayfestiversary, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 1800 W. Belle Plaine Ave. There will be plenty of beer, food trucks, games and live music. Click here for the complete lineup.

...a rainy day plan? Check out the world premiere of "T" at American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron St. The show is a fictionalized account of the story behind Tonya Harding's rivalry with...

Swing by Cafe Chien, 3-5 p.m. Saturday, 4749 N. Spaulding Ave. for a sneak peek at the neighborhood's planned People Spot. Grab a cup of coffee, get goofy in the photo booth, plant a seed and meet neighbors at this community open house.

...Public School, 6634 N. Raven St., and ends around 12:15 at Taft High School, 6530 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. A brief tribute ceremony will be held at Taft after the parade's end...

...and a beer beginning at 4 p.m. on Sunday, until it runs out. At 948 N. Western Ave.

Buyers and lookers will be flocking to the 1300 block of West Washington Street in West Loop's Fulton Market this Saturday — embracing the return of the Randolph Street...

...a $10 entry and runs from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat-Sun, at 1340 W. Washington Blvd.

...1:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. Monday, 1482 N. Milwaukee Ave.

...a guest, you can wade in the dipping pool next door at the Cabana Club, 1616 N. Milwaukee Ave.

    17 Things Happening In The Neighborhoods This Memorial Day Weekend
    LAKEVIEW - You've got three whole days off, Chicago. Get out and explore the city's neighborhoods - from Beverly to Rogers Park, the lakefront to the far Northwest Side, there's plenty to do inside (if it rains, which it will) and out.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

May 23

Updated May 25

Judge Denies Motion in Soldier's Security Guard Attack Case

Matthew De Leon, 23, of the 4900 block of West Eddy Street in Chicago, was charged late Tuesday with aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, aggravated battery in a public place and aggravated battery a peace officer. He was held in lieu of $250,000 but bonded out Friday.

    Judge Denies Motion in Soldier's Security Guard Attack Case
    A U.S. Army soldier left a North Side court building Tuesday after making his second appearance in front of a Cook County Judge to face charges of viciously punching a River North security guard outside of...
    http://www.nbcchicago.com

  • Good. De Leon deserves the max penalty and then some. The only thing this scumbag is sorry about is having been caught on video and not getting away with it.

  • Dan G Scratch and win

    What a disgrace to the military acting like an animal.

May 22

Updated May 24

Starbucks Drive-Thru, Possible 'Sandwich Chain' Approved For Portage Park

...to grant developer Sumac a permit to build the drive-thru at the intersection of Irving Park Road and Central Avenue, facing the southwest entrance to Portage Park. Managers of a "national sandwich chain" have expressed...

...proposal also drew opposition from Robert Quezada, the owner of Portage Grounds, whose cafe at 5501 W. Irving Park Road stands on the same block where the Starbucks would be built. Quezada and the owners...

...same block where the Starbucks would be built. Quezada and the owners of Perkolator Cafe, 6032 W. Irving Park Road, have both aired fears that the Seattle-based chain could scoop away their customers...

    Starbucks Drive-Thru, Possible 'Sandwich Chain' Approved For Portage Park
    CITY HALL - A long-brewing proposal to build a Starbucks coffee shop with a drive-thru in the west Portage Park neighborhood cleared a crucial hurdle on Friday, laying the groundwork for construction to begin by summer.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

  • Panera is often paired with sbux, but not sure if they're dubbed as a sandwich chain.

  • I agree with Portage Rules. I think of Subway as fast food and more likely for take out and litter. The litter is too evident in the park, on Irving Park parkways and on some side streets south of IP.

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