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Dec. 2, 2016 Update

Applications are now open online and must be completed by January 31, 2017. The test to become a police officer will be held on April 1 or 2, 2017 at McCormick Place, 2301 S. King.

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Winterfest will take place at the St. Viator Recreation Center, 3644 N. Kedvale, from 5 pm to 9 pm on Friday, December 2, from 11 am to 9 pm on Saturday, December 3, and from 9 am to 4 pm on Sunday, December 4. For more information, view the Facebook event.

The meeting will take place in the upstairs auditorium at the Independence Park Field House, located at 3945 N. Springfield. The meeting is open to the public and all neighbors from different communities are welcome to attend.

The 6000-block of West Higgins at 9 am on November 6;

The 5800-block of West Foster between 7:30 am and 6:45 pm on November 8;

The 5800-block of North Elston between 5 pm and 5:20 pm on November 9;

The 5800-block of North Mobile between 12 pm and 12:30 pm on November 14; and

The 5800-block of West Ainslie at 10 pm on November 21.

The fair will be from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm on Thursday, December 8, at Malcom X College, 1900 W. Jackson (1104 Auditorium). View the event online for more information and to register.

3401 W. Foster, open Monday through Friday from 11 am to 6 pm and on Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm;

6100 W. Irving Park, open on Monday and Wednesday from noon to 7 pm, on Tuesday and Thursday from 10 am to 5 pm, and on Friday and Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm; and

3160 N. Milwaukee, open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm and on Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm.

...available to download online or available for pick up in the Ward Office, located at 4754 N. Milwaukee. Completed applications and all required documentation must be returned to a processing center...

In the 45th Ward, the Winter Overnight Parking Ban impacts Foster east of Central, Milwaukee south of Foster, and Central south of Elston.

In the 45th Ward, the Winter Overnight Parking Ban impacts Foster east of Central, Milwaukee south of Foster, and Central south of Elston.

Show your holiday spirit by donating to the fourth annual Holiday Food Drive at the Irish American Heritage Center (4626 N Knox Avenue, Chicago), benefiting the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

Sat., Dec 3, 8 am-7 pm, Congregational Church of Jefferson Park, 5320 W. Giddings. Get a FREE coffee, tea, or hot chocolate while you shop at the Holiday Bazaar and Cookie Sale. Cost of purchases. 

Sat., Dec 3, 1-4 pm, Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn. Meet other teens and practice your skills during a Girls’ Volleyball Jamboree. Must RSVP one week before event. RSVP and more info: call 773-685-6454. Free.

Sun, Dec 4, 8 am-noon, Pope Francis Global Academy, 6143 W. Irving Park. Saint Pascal Catholic School and Cub Scout Pack 3815 host a Breakfast With Santa event. All-you-can-eat breakfast of pancakes and sausage, a basket raffle, and pictures with Santa from 9 am to 11:30 am. $7.

Sun., Dec 4, 9 am-2 pm, St. Edward’s Church, 4447 N. Lowell.Add holiday cheer to your home when you purchase a tree during the Christmas Tree Sale and Cookie Walk. Purchase cookies by the pound and browse the vendor fair. Cost of purchases.

Sun., Dec 4, 11 am-4 pm, Farmers Market Garden Center, 4110 N. Elston. The Farmers Market Garden Center will have hot drinks as well as a variety of baked goods and meats during their First Annual Winter Market. Jewelry and a beautiful selection of Christmas trees and wreaths.Cost of purchases.

Sun., Dec 4, 3 pm, Irving Park United Methodist, 3801 N. Keeler.People experiencing recent losses, or who struggle generally with depression or other challenges, can feel...

Sun., Dec 4, 5 pm, Basement of the Irving Park Baptist Church, 4401 W. Irving Park. OIPA hosts its Annual Holiday Dinner & Dessert Potluck Party. Bring your favorite dessert dish and...

Mon., Dec 5, 3-6 pm, 10th District Office, 5940 N. Milwaukee. State Senator John Mulroe and State Representative Robert Martwick are hosting aFree Flu Shot Event...

Tues., Dec 6, 4-8 pm, Potbelly Sandwich Works, 4185 W. Irving Park.  Enjoy great food during St. Edward School’s fundraiser. 25% of all sales will go directly to St. Edward School. Cost of purchases.

Tues., Dec 6, 6:30 pm, Slingshots, 4839 W. Irving Park. Learn more about this great organization and enjoy a meal at the 2016 Slingshots Banquet Dinner. RSVP:online. More info: online. Free (consider making a donationonline).

Tues., Dec 6, 7-8 pm, 16th District Police Station, 5151 N. Milwaukee. Learn about the Chamber’s Master Plan, intended to foster area development and growth of existing businesses. Benet Haller, Senior Planner for the City of Chicago, will be speaking. Free.

Wed., Dec 7, 3-4:30 pm, City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, Room 805.Officials from several city departments provide insight into operating safely, staying compliant, and...

Wed., Dec 7, 7:30 pm, Irving Park Lutheran Church, 3938 W. Belle Plaine. Join neighbors for an Advent Worship & Fellowship. Followed by an Open House at Parsonage. Free.

Thur., Dec 8, 7-9 pm, Riis Park, 6100 W. Fullerton. Meet other teens and and show off your skating skills during a Teen Ice Skating event. Must RSVP one week before event. RSVP and more info: call 773-685-6454. Free.

Fri., Dec 9, 6-10 pm, Baltic Art Studio Co., 4346 N. Milwaukee.Bring your business cards and make new contacts during the annual Break the Ice Party: A Book, A Painting, and Stained Glass. BYOB. Dress to impress.Free.

Fri., Dec 10, 10 am-7 pm, Irving Park Lutheran Church Gym, 4057 N. Harding. Angel Team hosts their Annual Christmas Gift and Wrapping Event for the Homeless. Free.

Sat., Dec 10, 1 pm, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner. Join master brewers Marlon Jacobs and Shelly Wright for a Beer Brewing Master Class. Bring beer, a snack to share. More info: [www.stjohnschicago.com ]online or call 773-725-9026. $10 donation for supplies and the beer.

Sat., Dec 10, 2-9 pm, Norwood Park Train Station, 6088 N. Northwest Highway. The Norwood and Gladstone Chambers present Winter Fest. Photoshoot with Santa, food, sleigh rides, holiday...

Sat., Dec 10, 3:30-5:30 pm,Portage Park Playground, 4100 N. Central. Join the Friends of Portage Park for their Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. Holiday music...

Sat., Dec 10, 5 pm, Tapestry Center, 3824 W. Irving Park. Get in the holiday spirit during theWhile You Were Sleeping Christmas Concert. Featuring Austin Corinthian Baptist Church Choir. Free.

Sat., Dec 10, 8 pm, Three Counties Pub, 5856 N. Milwaukee. Help raise money for Misericordia during the annual Holiday Charity Pub Quiz.Donation-based fundraiser.

Sun., Dec 11, 2 pm, Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding. IPFAC Presents: An Americana Christmas featuring Anna Fermin’s Trigger Gospel.Free. Donations welcome. 

Tues., Dec 13, noon-1:30 pm,Richard J. Daley Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005.Learn about the court process for obtaining orders of protection and legal protections...

Tues., Dec 13, 6:30 pm, Six Corners Association, 4041 N. Milwaukee, #301. Get involved to make a difference in your community by attending a Six Corners Association Committee Meeting. Promotions meets at 6:30 followed by design at 7:30.Free.

Wed., Dec 14, 4-7 pm, Wilson Park, 4630 N. Milwaukee. Kids ages 6-11 can participate in sports, games, and crafts while parents shop during a Drop N Shop. Please pack a dinner. $5. 

Sat., Dec 17, 8-10 am, Irving Park YMCA, 4251 W. Irving Park, Large Gym and Dance Studio. Take pictures with Santa, play games, craft, and enjoy a...

Sun., Dec 18, 9:30 am-1:30 pm,Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence. The Jefferson Park Sunday Market kicks off their winter market in the annex space at the Copernicus Center. There will even be a cash bar to make those brunches a little more interesting this winter. Cost of purchases.

Wed., Dec 21, 6:30 pm, Jacobson Theater Portage Park School, 5330 W. Berteau. Portage Park School Dramatics presents A Christmas Carol, the classic holiday play by Charles Dickens. More info: 773-534-3576. $5.

    Dec. 2, 2016 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Get in the holiday spirit this weekend by attending St. Viator's Winterfest. Sponsored by Haymarket Pub & Brewery, neighbors are invited to snack, skate, sip, and shop. The event will include an ice skating rink, Mistletoe Market indoor craft fair, fresh wreaths and trees, a jumpy house, movies, food, and drinks.
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CPS Releases Supplemental FY17 Capital Agenda

...New England Ave), Kennedy High School (6325 W. 56th St) and the National Teachers Academy (55 W. Cermak Road) from 6 to 8 p.m. Registration to speak will begin at 5 p.m...

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...initial budget hearings were held in August. Meetings will be held at Bridge Elementary School (3800 N New England Ave), Kennedy High School (6325 W. 56th St) and the National Teachers Academy (55 W. Cermak...

...will be held at Bridge Elementary School (3800 N New England Ave), Kennedy High School (6325 W. 56th St) and the National Teachers Academy (55 W. Cermak Road) from 6 to 8 p.m...

    CPS Releases Supplemental FY17 Capital Agenda
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, December 2, 2016 For more information, contact: CPS Office of Communications Phone: 773-553-1620 CHICAGO - Chicago Public Schools today released a proposed supplemental capital agenda, bringing the District's maximum possible FY17 capital budget to $938 million.
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Holidays with an edge

Joffrey Ballet Chicago, Auditorium, Theatre // 50 E. Congress

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Dec. 6-24, Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph St.

Nov. 10-Dec. 11, Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave.

Nov. 10-Dec. 23, Steppenwolf Upstairs Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St.

Nov. 19-Dec. 23, Griffin Theatre Company, The Den Theatre Upstairs Mainstage, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Nov. 23-Jan. 8, Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave.

Jan. 23, Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph St.

Feb. 11-March 25, Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive

Feb. 24, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th St.

March 2-11, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave.

Thalia Hall // 1807 S. Allport St.

Chicago Theatre // 175 N. State St.

Riviera Theatre // 4746 N. Racine Ave.

Feb. 18, 24, 26, Studebaker Theater, 410 S. Michigan Ave.

Nov. 19-Jan. 22, Renaissance Society, 5811 S. Ellis Ave.

Nov. 11-Dec. 31, Western Exhibitions, 845 W. Washington Blvd.

Dec. 4-Feb. 19, Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave.

Feb. 10-April 3, Sector 2337, 2337 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Dec. 15-30, Roman Susan, 1224 W. Loyola Ave.

Starting Jan. 20, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, 756 N. Milwaukee Ave. Next year is the 125th anniversary of Henry Darger’s birth, and Intuit is celebrating...

Nov. 30-Dec. 31, Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Ave.

Nov. 19-Dec. 31, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St.

Dec. 10-11, The Apollo Chorus of Chicago, Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph Drive

Nov. 17-Jan. 8, Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive

Dec. 15, Grace Lutheran Church, River Forest, Dec. 16, St. Michael’s Church, 1633 N. Cleveland Ave., Dec. 17, 18, Divine Word Chapel, Northbrook

Nov. 11-Dec. 23, Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave.

Nov. 4-Dec. 30, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St.

Dec. 21-23, Constellation, 3111 N. Western Ave.

Dec. 9-18, Harold Washington Cultural Center, 4701 S. King Drive

Dec. 4-26, Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave.

Nov. 30-Dec. 21, CSz Theater, 929 W. Belmont Ave.

Dec. 10, Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave.

    Here are our critics' recommendations for 52 must-do events this season
    1." The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time " Adapted by Simon Stephens from Mark Haddon's best-selling 2003 novel about an autistic boy's coming of age, this 2014 Tony Award-winning play was hailed by the New York Times as "one of the most fully immersive works ever to wallop Broadway."
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Pair of Fulton Market projects to headline December Plan Commission meeting

246-62 West 22nd Place

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170 North Green Street

210 N. Carpenter Street

1960-1970 North Milwaukee

...This proposed Logan Square transit-oriented development (TOD) at the intersection of Milwaukee and Armitage would stand at eight stories and feature 132 apartment units and just 16 parking spaces...

1400 block of North Orleans Street

...Known by the city by the rather long address of 1400-18 North Orleans, 324-44 West Schiller, and 1401-19 North Sedgwick Street, a proposal from LG Development is looking to build...

...by the rather long address of 1400-18 North Orleans, 324-44 West Schiller, and 1401-19 North Sedgwick Street, a proposal from LG Development is looking to build a seven-story, X-shaped building...

5201 West Lawrence Avenue

    Fulton Market pair to headline December Plan Commission
    The agenda for the December 15th meeting includes new developments in Logan Square, Old Town, Chinatown, West Loop, and Jefferson Park.
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Armed Robberies Reported In Chinatown, Bridgeport

• in the 2300 block of South Princeton in the evening hours of Nov. 18;

• in the 2200 block of South Princeton in the early morning of Nov. 20;

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• In the 2600 block of South Princeton in the late evening hours of Nov. 14;

• in the 2800 block of South LaSalle in the evening hours of Nov. 23; and

    Armed Robberies Reported In Chinatown, Bridgeport
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Police are warning residents about a series of armed robberies reported last month in the Chinatown and Bridgeport neighborhoods on the South Side. In each incident, one or more armed men wearing masks have approached victims and demanded their property, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.
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Armed robberies reported in Chinatown, Bridgeport

in the 2300 block of South Princeton in the evening hours of Nov. 18;

in the 2200 block of South Princeton in the early morning of Nov. 20;

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In the 2600 block of South Princeton in the late evening hours of Nov. 14;

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    Armed robberies reported in Chinatown, Bridgeport
    Police are warning residents about a series of armed robberies reported last month in the Chinatown and Bridgeport neighborhoods on the South Side. In each incident, one or more armed men wearing masks have approached victims and demanded their property, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.
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Tomiko Dixon keeping alive grandfather Willie Dixon’s legacy

...the building where he used to write and record, the famed Chess Records headquarters at 2120 S. Michigan that became home of Willie Dixon’s Blues Heaven Foundation...

    Tomiko Dixon keeping alive grandfather Willie Dixon's legacy
    It was a day after Marie Dixon, widow of blues great Willie Dixon, died, and several legends were gathered in a downtown hotel in support of a granddaughter, Tomiko Dixon. There was R&B legend Gene "Duke of Earl" Chandler, who is Tomiko Dixon's amore, and her godfather, Marshall Thompson, founder of the legendary Chi-Lites, credited with birthing a generation of R&B vocal groups.
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  • The blue print has been established! let us not white wash or erase the historical integrity of the Blues/RB/Jazz legacy.
    PLEASE!!!!!!

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Northwest suburban police blotter

• Vandals set a small roll of toilet paper on fire between 12:50 and 1 p.m. Nov. 17 in the basement level stairwell at the library garage, 1444 Prairie Ave.

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...Elaine G. Stegmeyer, 32, of the 900 block of North California Avenue, Chicago, was arrested around 2:35 p.m. Nov. 11 at Walgreens, 1028 S. Elmhurst...

    Northwest suburban police blotter
    A man and woman were seen taking several items around 8:15 p.m. Nov. 28 from Dick's Sporting Goods, 401 E. Palatine Road, Arlington Heights. Value was estimated at $800.
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Police release surveillance images of suspect in South Loop school burglary

...recognizes a burglar who stole two safes from a school.The incident occurred in the 800-block of South Wabash Avenue at approximately 6:20 p.m. last Saturday, police said.Police said someone got to...

    Police release images of suspect in South Loop burglary
    Today's Top Stories WATCH NOW Chicago police hope someone recognizes a burglar who stole two safes from a school. The incident occurred in the 800-block of South Wabash Avenue at approximately 6:20 p.m. last Saturday, police said. Police said someone got to the school and noticed the front door had been pried open.
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Weekend picks: LeAnn Rimes brings cheer to Genesee

...metal band Saigon Kick at Reggies Friday. 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at Reggies, 2105 S. State St., Chicago. $20-$25; $50 for VIP. (312) 949-0120 or reggieslive.com...

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...The One of a Kind Show and Sale Chicago starting Thursday at the Merchandise Mart, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, 7th floor, Chicago. $12; kids ages 12 and under admitted free. oneofakindshowchicago.com. 11 a...

...life, with his weekly Wednesday acoustic gigs at Gino's Brewing Co. in River North (500 N. LaSalle St., Chicago), fronting the electronic funk group Suga Groove, and playing lead guitar and vocals in...

...and singer-songwriter JoJo. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $39.50-$75. (312) 462-6300 or thechicagotheatre.com...

...play Bottom Lounge this weekend. 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Chicago. $17. (312) 666-6775 or bottomlounge.com...

Davlin, On A High Wire, Tiny Kingdoms, Gardens: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

Ship Captain Crew, Valaska, When We Was Kids, Daniel Wade: 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison, Chicago. $6-$8. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.

Nora En Pure at Afterlife: 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Annex Nightclub, 1958 W. North Ave., Chicago. $5-$20. (773) 278-4646 or afterlifechi.com.

The Lawrence Arms 2nd Annual War on Christmas Day 1 with Dead to Me, The Bollweevils: 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at Double Door, 1551 N. Damen Ave., Chicago. $27-$32. (773) 489-3160 or doubledoor.com.

    Weekend picks: LeAnn Rimes brings cheer to genesee
    Country star LeAnn Rimes offers up some down-home holiday cheer with her "Today is Christmas Tour 2016" featuring guests The Bundys at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $38-$58. (847) 263-6300 or geneseetheatre.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec.
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Nutcrackers + More! December Holiday Dance Treats

...in Paris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Big Fish). The Auditorium Theatre at Roosevelt University (50 E. Congress Parkway...

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Exquisite dancing, world-renowned guest artists, stunning costumes and magical settings in the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of the Sweets, Page’s Nutcracker promises holiday joy for children of all ages! Northeastern Illinois University Auditorium Fine Arts Building (3701 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue)

...can be beautiful, expressive and powerful on stage. Mandel Hall at the University of Chicago (1131 E. 57th Street...

...The March, Bach'd, Heaven and more. Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts (915 E. 60th Street...

...in collaboration with Hema Rajagopalan (Natya Dance Theatre) and Michael Montenegro (Theatre Zarko). Washington Park (5531 S. Martin Luther King Drive...

This December production will be the company’s ONLY local premiere until the summer of 2017 so come one, come all! Ruth Page Center for the Arts (1016 N. Dearborn Street)

    Nutcrackers + More! December Holiday Dance Treats
    Snowflakes and icicles are on the march, along with an army of toy soldiers, marauding mice, and delicious dancing treats, as multiple Nutcrackers once again launch Chicago's holiday season. By our count, at least eight major productions grace Chicago-area stages this December.
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