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Weekly Update from Your Alderman – July 31, 2015

All are invited to join the 19th and 20th District police commanders and officers at a fun-filled Night Out Against Crime from 4-7 pm at Weiss Plaza, 4800 N. Sheridan Rd. Click here for more information

...6:30-7:30 pm: National Night Out: Urban Soul Line Dancing at Buttercup Park (4901 N. Sheridan Rd.)Pocahontas at Buttercup Park (4901 N. Sheridan)Wednesday August 5Thursday August 6

...N. Winthrop Ave., from 10 am-4 pm Thursday August 6; or McCutcheon Elementary School, 4865 N. Sheridan Rd., from 10 am-4 pm Thursday August 7 if you can lend a hand...

The Edgewater Public Library, 6000 N. Broadway, and the Bezazian Public Library, 1226 W. Ainslie St., offer a wide variety of programs and events each month.

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The Buttercup Park Advisory Council will celebrate the night with a free Urban Soul Line Dancing class from 6:30-7:30 pm in the park, 4921 N. Sheridan Rd. Then stay for a showing of the movie Pocahontas. Click here for more information

Come out to Swift School, 5900 N. Winthrop Ave., to meet and discuss safety with Police Beat 2433 facilitator Jill Murray.

...Broadway to Ravenswood in order to allow for the planned D&G brew pub at 1221-23 W. Devon. The second proposal is to lift a ban on liquor consumption on Broadway from Elmdale...

...Broadway from Elmdale to Ardmore to allow for the planned Income Tax wine bar at 5959 N. Broadway. The City Council’s Committee on License and Consumer Protection will meet on September 10...

6-9 pm: Ice Cream Social and Performances in the Park at Berger Park (6205 N. Sheridan Rd.)

...starts at Thorndale CTA station.Tuesday August 4 Walk with Broadway Armory Park Walking Club (5917 N. Broadway) 6:30-7:30 pm: National Night Out: Urban Soul Line Dancing at Buttercup Park...

...1: Family Bike Ride to EdgeFest Meet at 10:30 am at Senn High School (5900 N. Glenwood Ave.). Then join us for a family-friendly bike ride along the quiet, residential streets of...

...August 3: Community Bike Ride Meet at 6:15 pm at the Thorndale CTA stop (1118 W. Thorndale Ave.) and ride from 6:30-7:30 pm. Join us and staff from Ald. Osterman...

...ride from 8:15-10 am in front of the bricolage at Whole Foods Market, 6009 N. Broadway. Melissa from Whole Foods will lead the group to the Lakefront Trail. From there, you...

Work will take place from 8 am to 7 pm on weekdays. There is an onsite construction office at 4956 N. Sheridan Rd., where an open community meeting is held at 9 am every Wednesday.

For the third year in a row, we have opened a Satellite 48th Ward Service Office on Argyle Street. Our office hours at this location, 1006 W. Argyle, are 10 am-3 pm Tuesdays, noon-8 pm Thursdays and 10 am-1 pm Fridays through August 27, with occasional office hours at other times as well.

The shop, at 6525 N. Sheridan Rd., was started in 2011 as the second progeny of Loyola Limited, a student-run enterprise...

The Swedish-American Museum, 5211 N. Clark St., is offering a one-week day camp: from 9 am-2 pm the week of August 10-14. Campers will explore food, dance and folk art from a different country each day.

...to help with their beautification projects before school begins! Just come to Goudy Technology Academy, 5120 N. Winthrop Ave., from 10 am-4 pm Thursday August 6; or McCutcheon Elementary School, 4865 N. Sheridan...

...emergency repair work of the ComEd manhole on Monday August 3 at the intersection of Clark Street and Catalpa Avenue. This repair project is scheduled to take approximately two weeks to complete. Two-way traffic...

...Ruthie Seidner, musical director at Emanuel Congregation, from 2-3 pm Sunday August 9 at Thorndale Avenue and Sheridan Road. Music will be south of the congregation building; free parking is available in the lot...

Save the date for the 48th Ward Job Fair to be held from 10 am-2 pm Thursday Sept. 3 at the St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church, 5649 N. Sheridan Rd. For more information, please contact the Northside Workforce Center at  773-334-4747.

The Secretary of State’s Office will be at the South-East Asia Center, 5120 N. Broadway, from 10 am-1:30 pm on Friday August 7 for driver’s license renewals...

...not have insurance, they can obtain the vaccine for free at the Walgreens stores at 5440 N. Clark St. and 5625 N. Ridge Ave. or call 311 or visit this online vaccination app for...

...obtain the vaccine for free at the Walgreens stores at 5440 N. Clark St. and 5625 N. Ridge Ave. or call 311 or visit this online vaccination app for other locations where the vaccine...

Oak Street Health, 1541 W. Devon Ave., offers a variety of fun and educational events for seniors. All are free. To learn more about Oak Street’s Edgewater center, click here. For the August calendar of events, click here.

Every Tuesday through August 18, the 48th Ward Office, 5533 N. Broadway, will be open until 7 pm on Tuesdays to address constituent needs. (Regular office hours are 9 am-5 pm Monday-Friday.) See details above on our Argyle satellite office.

The Edgewater Public Library, 6000 N. Broadway, and the Bezazian Public Library, 1226 W. Ainslie St., offer a wide variety of programs and events each month.

...large backpacks are needed most). You can also drop off donations at Care for Real, 5339 N. Sheridan Rd. Hours for donations are Monday-Friday from 9 am-3:45 pm and Saturday from...

Buttercup Park Fundraiser 2-5 pm Sunday August 2 Marty’s Martini Bar 1511 W. Balmoral Ave. Help support the park’s advisory council.Click here for more information

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American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron St.Through Aug. 2; 7:30 pm Thurs.

Brilliant Adventures Runs through August 29 Presented by Steep Theatre 1115 W. Berwyn Ave.Click here for more information

    Weekly Update from Your Alderman - July 31, 2015 | 48th Ward Service Website
    I joined with Aldermen Joe Moore (49th) and Patrick O'Connor (40th) to support lifting of a ban on packaged liquor and liquor consumption on Devon Avenue from Broadway to Ravenswood in order to allow for the planned D&G brew pub at 1221-23 W. Devon.
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The Best Happy Hour Specials In 25 Neighborhoods

Crew Bar and Grill - 4804 N Broadway Street. Mondays through Fridays from 4 to 7: $4 seasonal cocktails.

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Lizard's Liquid Lounge - 3058 W Irving Park Road. Daily, rotating happy hour specials from 4 to 7.

Pork Shoppe - 5721 N Clark Street. Tuesdays from 3-6: $3 pints. Wednesday from 3-6: $5 Ginger Beer Cocktails. Thursday from 3-6: $6 glasses of wine, Friday from 3-6 $5 summer cocktails

Sidetrack - 3349 North Halsted. Monday through Thursday from 3 to 6: $3 frozen drinks, well drinks and domestic beer. Friday from 6 to 9: $4 frozen drinks.

The Lodge - 21 W. Division Street. Monday from 4 to 7: $3 craft and import drafts & $3 Jameson. Tuesday from 4...

A10 Hyde Park - 1462 E 53rd Street. Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 PM: $8 Draft Cocktails, $6 select wine by the glass and $4 select beer by the bottle.

Kirkwood - 2934 N Sheffield Street. Monday through Thursday from 5 to 7: Half-priced draft beer, mixed drinks and glasses of wine.

Castaways - 1603 N. Lake Shore Drive. Tuesdays from 4 to 8: Half priced margaritas. Wednesdays from 3 to 6: $4 import and craft beers. Thursdays all day, $22 buckets of domestic beer

Carola's Hansa Clipper - 4659 N Lincoln Avenue. Mondays through Fridays from 4 to 7: $5 "You Call It" drinks, which includes "all 1/2 L German Draft Beers, wine, Underberg, Julius Echter, Moscow Mules, Mojitos, Bloody Marys, shots, single rocks, bombs, & cocktails."

Bascule Wine Bar - 1421 W Taylor Street. Mondays through Thursdays from 3 to 6:30: $3 glasses of wine and half priced appetizers.

Osteria Langhe - 2824 W. Armitage. Tuesdays through Thursdays from 5:30 to 7: Half-priced cocktails at the bar.

Jack's Place - 68 E. Wacker Place. Mondays through Fridays from 5 to 7: $5 beer, $5 wine glasses, $5 custom cocktails.

Pippin's Tavern - 806 N. Rush Street. Mondays through Fridays from 6:10 to 6:40: $2 well drinks and domestic drafts.

Brownstone - 3937 N Lincoln Avenue. Mondays through Thursdays from 5 to 7 and Fridays from 3:30 to 5:30: Half-priced draft beer, mixed drinks and glasses of wine.

Ph.D Pub - 1257 S. Halsted Street. Mondays through Thursdays from 5-7 and Fridays from 7-9: Half-priced well drinks and boilermakers

HIghline - 169 W Kinzie Street. Mondays through Wednesdays from 7-10 and Fridays from 3 to 5: Half-priced draft beer, mixed drinks and glasses of wine.

Rogers Park Social - 6920 N. Glenwood Avenue. Mondays through Fridays from 4 to 7: $5 Moscow Mules, $2 off any beer and shot combos and $5 glasses of select wines.

Commonwealth - 2000 Roscoe Street. Fridays from 3 to 6: $6 craft cocktails.

Mercat a la Planxa - 638 S Michigan Avenue. Tuesdays through Thursdays from 4 to 6: Half-priced sangria and cocktails.

The Betty - 839 W. Fulton Market. Mondays through Fridays from 4 to 6: Half-priced draft beer, $8 select wines and $8 featured cocktails.

Mahoney's Pub & Grille- 551 N. Ogden Avenue. Mondays through Fridays from 5-8: $1 Bud and Bud Light bottles.

    The Best Happy Hour Specials In 25 Neighborhoods
    Happy Hours are back in Chicago for the first time since the '80s and, as a service to you, we've found some of the best available post-work options in neighborhoods throughout the city. If you're looking for a place to drink right after work in your neck of the woods, this can serve as a good jumping off point.
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Lunchbreak: Treccia from Baker & Nosh

Baker & Nosh 1303 Wilson Avenue Chicago www.bakerandnosh.com Treccia For the dough: 2 cups bread flour 1/4 cup sugar...

    Lunchbreak: Treccia from Baker & Nosh
    Baker & Nosh 1303 Wilson Avenue Chicago www.bakerandnosh.com Treccia For the dough: 2 cups bread flour 1/4 cup sugar 1 Tablespoon fresh yeast, crumbled 1 teaspoon salt 4 eggs 1/4 cup half and half 1 stick unsalted butter, softened and cubed Directions: In an electric mixer wi...
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Chicago Area to Celebrate National Night Out

Itasca: 5 p.m. Itasca Community Library, 500 W. Irving Park Rd. 

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Crystal Lake: 5-8 p.m. Three Oaks Rec Area, 5517 Northwest Hwy

Elgin: 6 p.m. Festival Park, 132 S Grove Ave. 

La Grange Park: 7 p.m. Memorial Park Amphitheatre, 132 E. Oak Ave. 

    Chicago Area to Celebrate National Night Out
    Tuesday marks the day where cities around the country will celebrate National Night Out, an event that aims to promote safety in the streets, and police forces are honoring the event with celebrations in Chicago and the suburbs. National Night Out is an annual "community-building campaign" that's held on the first Tuesday in August.
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Upcoming: Theater

...show by winner of the 2014 United Solo Best Actor award. At Center on Halsted, 3656 N Halsted, Chicago. $10. 7:30 pm. Runs through August 23. Tickets for Saturday at community.centeronhalsted...

...dance and a ten piece orchestra. Black Ensemble Theater at Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark St, Chicago. Thursdays 7:30 pm, Fridays 8 pm, Saturdays 3 pm and 8 pm, Sundays...

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...examines questions of race and police negligence. By American Theater Company at American Theater Company, 1909 W Byron St, Chicago. Runs through August 2, 2015. Tickets at-the-door, ( 773 ) 409-4125 or greensboro...

Bard Fiction. Dark comedy, a Shakespearean retelling of Quentin Tarantino's film Pulp Fiction. By Commedia Beauregard at City Lit Theater, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago. Runs through August 2, 2015. Tickets www.cbtheatre.org or ( 312 ) 487-1893 .

...bookish 19-year-old disabled by a severe stutter. By Steep Theatre at Steep Theatre, 1115 W. Berwyn Ave, Chicago. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm. Sundays at 3 pm. Runs through August...

Roast Beef. Comedy about an all-male revue that entertains with hard bodies and hot moves. At CIC Theater, 1422 W. Irving Park Rd, Chicago. 8 pm. Saturdays. Runs through August 15. Send ticket requests to publicity.cic@gmail.com .

...meal breaks with food. By the Hypocrites at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1333 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago. 11 am. Saturdays and Sundays. Runs through August 16, 2015. Tickets www.the-hypocrites...

Improvised Twilight Zone. A new Twilight Zone-inspired scenario every show. At The Annoyance Theatre and Bar, 851 W. Belmont, Chicago, 773-697-9693. Wednesdays, 8 pm. Runs through August 19, 2015. Tickets at the door or at theannoyance.com .

Live at the Continental Baths. Musical tribute to Bette Midler focusing on her 1970s performances at a New York gay male bathhouse. Hell in a Handbag Productions at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St., Chicago. Runs through August 21, 2015. Tickets at www.handbagproductions.org .

The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Shakespearean classic about two young men away from home for the first time. By Oak Park Festival Theatre at Austin Gardens, 167 Forest Ave., Oak Park ( outdoors ). Runs through August 22. Tickets web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/244 .

...Scotland. By Midsommer Flight. July 11-12 and 18-19 performances are at Touhy Park, 7348 N. Paulina St., in the southeast grove along Paulina St. July 25-26 and August 1-2 performances...

...along Paulina St. July 25-26 and August 1-2 performances are at Schreiber Park, 1552 W. Schreiber Ave., in the field at the corner of Bosworth Ave. and Schreiber Ave. August 8-9...

...are at Schreiber Park, 1552 W. Schreiber Ave., in the field at the corner of Bosworth Ave. and Schreiber Ave. August 8-9 and 15-16 performances are at Gross Park, 2708 W. Lawrence Ave...

...Ave. and Schreiber Ave. August 8-9 and 15-16 performances are at Gross Park, 2708 W. Lawrence Ave., at the north end of the park along Gunnison St. August 22, 23, and 30...

...are at Lincoln Park, on N. Stockton Drive behind the Lincoln Park Cultural Center at 2045 N. Lincoln Park West. No performance August 29. Free. Saturdays at 6 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p...

...author Gertrude Stein, using Stein's own works as lyrics. Kokandy Productions. At Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Thursday, Friday, Saturday 8 pm. Sunday 3 pm. Runs through August 30, 2015...

Zelda at the Oasis. A play about Zelda Fitzgerald, the wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald. By Genesis Theatrical Productions at the West Stage of the Raven Theatre Complex, 6157 N. Clark St., Chicago. Runs through August 23. Tickets web.ovationtix.com .

...Musical direction by Jonathan Wagner and Julie Nichols. By Mansical at Under the Gun Theater, 956 W. Newport, 2nd floor, Chicago. 7:30 pm Friday nights. Runs through August 28. Tickets at the...

...classical Indian dance by Puja Mohinda. By Silk Road Rising at Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W Washington St, Pierce Hall, Chicago. $15. Through August 16. Tickets at web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/942193...

...determine their purpose in life after college. By Paradigm Creative Group at Gorilla Tango Theater, 1919 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. $15. Runs through August 16. Tickets at www.gorillatango.com or ( 773 ) 598-4549...

South Pacific. Classic musical about love and war in the South Pacific. Choreographed by Rudy Hogenmiller. Full 30-piece orchestra. By Light Opera Works at Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson St. ( at Sheridan Rd. ), Evanston, IL. Runs through August 30. Tickets itkt.choicecrm.net/templates/LOW/ .

...play festival. 40 plays in two days. By Otherworld Theatre Company at Genesis Event Space, 2525 Elston Ave, Chicago. Block tickets ( from break to break ) at the door $10. Day passes $20. Weekend...

...past and the price of life's choices. By TimeLine Theatre Company at TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago. $38/46/51. Runs through November 22. Tickets and subscriptions at TimeLineTheatre.com or...

...A budding clothing designer changes tragic Nora's life with a remarkable outfit. Piccolo Theatre, 600 Main St. in Evanston, inside the Main Street Metra Station. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays...

...is on the autism spectrum. By Dennis Frymire at Windy City Music Theatre Blackbox Studio, 5430 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago. Runs through September 13. Tickets www.chicagofringe.org...

Gem of the Ocean. A cleanser of souls encounters a murderer on her doorstep and takes him on a spiritual journey to the mythical City of Bones. Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave, Chicago. Runs through October 11, 2015. Tickets at www.CourtTheatre.org, ( 773 ) 753-4472 .

...brought together Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley. At Apollo Theater, 2540 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. Runs through January 17, 2016. Tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or ( 773 ) 935-6100...

Barefoot in the Park, Neil Simon's play about newlyweds whose attempt at matchmaking goes totally wrong. Step Up Productions, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave. in Chicago. Runs through November 1. Tickets www.stepupproductions.org, ( 773 ) 935-6875 .

Chicks With Shticks. A dragapella beauty shop quartet. By the Kinsey Sicks at Mayne Stage, 1330 W. Morse Ave., Chicago. Tickets www.maynestage.com, ( 866 ) 468-3401 .

Treasure Island. Adapted from the Robert Louis Stevenson novel. By Looking Glass Theatre Company at Water Tower Water Works, 821 N Michigan at Pearson. Runs through January 31, 2016. Tickets go on sale August 12. www.lookingglasstheatre.org .

Arsenic and Old Lace. Classic comedy about two Victorian sisters who poison lonely old men. By Saint Sebastian Players at St. Bonaventure, 1625 W. Diversey, Chicago. Runs through November 15, 2015. Tickets at saintsebastianplayers.org or ( 773 ) 404-7922 .

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    Greensboro: A Requiem. Documentary play about the 1979 attack of the Ku Klux Klan and the American Nazi Party on a Communist Workers' Party Rally in Greensboro, North Carolina. The production examines questions of race and police negligence. By American Theater Company at American Theater Company, 1909 W Byron St, Chicago.
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Lincoln Park and Lakeview apartment deals and finds, 7/29/15

BJB Properties has newly renovated studios renting from $875 to $1,145 a month at 3838 North Broadway. Furnished models are available for viewing.

    Lincoln Park and Lakeview apartment deals and finds, 7/29/15
    3130 North Lake Shore has a small selection of two-bedrooms available for immediate and early August occupancy. The renovated apartments have hardwood floors and for $2,150 to $2,195 a month. Book an appointment online for any of Planned Property's dozens of River North, Gold Coast, Lincoln Park or Lakeview buildings and receive up to a $300 credit toward your first month's rent.
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Where to Find Dog-Friendly Parks in Chicago

Challenger Playlot Park- 1100 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago 

Margate Park Fieldhouse- 4900 N. Marine Drive, Chicago

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Anderson (Fred) Park- 1611 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago

Bartelme, Mary Park- 115 S. Sangamon Street, Chicago

Churchill Field Playlot Park- 1825 N. Damen Ave., Chicago

Coliseum Park- 1466 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago

Grant Park- 951 S. Columbus Drive, Chicago

Hamlin Park- 3035 N. Hoyne Ave., Chicago

Jackson Bark- 6000 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago

Noethling Playlot Park- 2645 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago

Norwood Park- 5801 N. Natoma Ave., Chicago

Park No. 511 Dog Park- 630 N. Kingsbury, Chicago

Park No. 551- 353 N. DesPlaines Street, Chicago

Park No. 569- 1358 W. Monroe, Chicago

Portage Park­­- 4100 N. Long Ave., Chicago

Pottawattomie Park- 7340 N. Rogers Ave., Chicago

River Park- 5100 N. Francisco Ave., Chicago

Walsh Playground Park- 1722 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago

Wicker Park- 1425 N. Damen Ave., Chicago

    Where to Find Dog-Friendly Parks in Chicago
    Anderson (Fred) Park- 1611 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago Hours: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Bartelme, Mary Park- 115 S. Sangamon Street, Chicago Hours: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Includes- Doggie drinking fountain Challenger Playlot Park- 1100 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago Hours: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
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