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Mar. 17, 2017 Update

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

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The new series will launch this Saturday, March 18, from 2-4 PM at the Jefferson Park Branch Library, 5363 W. Lawrence.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We’re at 4754 N. Milwaukee. We’re open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 9 am – 6 pm; Tuesdays, 9 am – 7 pm; Fridays, 9 am – 4 pm; and Saturdays, 10 am – 2 pm.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wed., Mar 29, 7 pm,Basement Auditorium of the Congregational Church, 5320 W. Giddings. Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during the Jefferson Park Neighborhood Association monthly meeting. Free.

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

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

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

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

Wed., Apr 26, 7 pm, Portage Park Senior Center, 4100 N. Long.Learn what you can do about crime during the 1624 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 16th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free. 

Thur., Apr 27, 7 pm, St. Bartholomew Church, Kreuger Hall, 4910 W. Addison.Learn what you can do about crime during the 1634 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 16th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

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

    Mar. 17, 2017 Update
    Dear Neighbor, The Jefferson Park Branch Library, in collaboration with Pan y Rosas Disco, is launching a new Library Experimental series. This new series focuses on Chicago's experimental musicians. The first show will feature text and tuba action with Nathanael Jones and Beth McDonald, as well as cello experiments with Sarah Ritch.
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  • Dennis 30 year Jefferson Park resident

    Miss Colleen, I was speaking about the meeting at Branch Church.

  • TDawg54 Resident of Old Norwood

    There was actually a pretty good article in DNA Chicago addressing who would benefit from this proposal. It focused on several adults dealing with disabilities who really have a difficult time stretching their fixed incomes to cover property taxes, home upkeep and mortgages. Affordable housing would be a lifeline to them.

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Mar. 24, 2017 Update

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We’re at 4754 N. Milwaukee. We’re open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 9 am – 6 pm; Tuesdays, 9 am – 7 pm; Fridays, 9 am – 4 pm; and Saturdays, 10 am – 2 pm.

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

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

Wed., Mar 29, 7 pm, Basement Auditorium of the Congregational Church, 5320 W. Giddings. Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during the Jefferson Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting.Free.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Police later learned they had entered the wrong apartment. The suspect they were looking for was found in another apartment in the same building on the 2700 block of West Flournoy Avenue, and was arrested on a gun charge.

    Police Apologize To Family After Officers Raid Wrong Apartment
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Chicago police said they will pay for repairs after officers raided the wrong home Thursday morning, terrifying a Lawndale family. Ashanti Franklin said police broke through her apartment door around 6 a.m., showing their weapons, and looking for someone who did not live there.
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More Than 50 Charged In Drug Raids Targeting West Side

Law enforcement officers began making arrests Thursday morning, the U.S. attorney’s office said. It also executed search warrants at two alleged drug stash houses, including a barbershop in the 900 block of South Western Avenue.

The investigation charged numerous gang members with overseeing the drug deals, the U.S. attorney’s office said. Calvin Williams, 41, of Chicago, was charged with overseeing cocaine and heroin distribution near the intersection of California Avenue and Harrison Street.

    More Than 50 Charged In Drug Raids Targeting West Side
    CHICAGO (CBS) - More than 50 people are facing federal or state charges for their roles in selling heroin and cocaine on the West Side, according to the U.S. attorney's office. A joint federal and state task force uncovered suspects participating in a narcotics-distribution organization in the North Lawndale neighborhood run by members of the Traveling Vice Lords street gang, the U.S.
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More than 50 charged in drug raids targeting West Side

Law enforcement officers began making arrests Thursday morning, the U.S. attorney’s office said. It also executed search warrants at two alleged drug stash houses, including a barbershop in the 900 block of South Western Avenue.

The investigation charged numerous gang members with overseeing the drug deals, the U.S. attorney’s office said. Calvin Williams, 41, of Chicago, was charged with overseeing cocaine and heroin distribution near the intersection of California Avenue and Harrison Street.

    More than 50 charged in drug raids targeting West Side
    More than 50 people are facing federal or state charges for their roles in distributing heroin and cocaine on the West Side, according to the U.S. attorney's office. A joint federal and state task force uncovered suspects participating in a narcotics-distribution organization in the North Lawndale neighborhood run by members of the Traveling Vice Lords street gang, the U.S.
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Raid at Chicago Home Raises Questions From Homeowners

The Franklin family said they were jolted awake when they heard a banging on their front door around 6 a.m. Thursday in in the 2700 block of West Flournoy Street in the city’s Lawndale neighborhood. 

    Raid at Chicago Home Raises Questions From Homeowners
    Authorities are investigating what happened when a family says their West Side home was raided by men claiming to be officers early this morning in what the homeowners believe may have been a mistake. The Franklin family said they were jolted awake when they heard a banging on their front door around 6 a.m.
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Best Chicago happy hour deals: March 23-29

Eden (1748 W. Lake St. 312-366-2294) offers a glass of red or white wine paired with a mix of Castelvetrano olives, Peppadew peppers, preserved lemon and celery for $15 in the bar area from 5-7 p.m.

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BellyQ (1400 W. Randolph St. 312-563-1010) offers specials including $2 Coors Banquet, $3 Lone Star, $5 shots of Japanese whiskey and $5 dumplings from 4:30-7 p.m.

Upstairs at The Gwen (521 N. Rush St. 312-645-1500) offers $9 cocktails, $6 Chicago craft beers and $9 fried calamari, chicken wings and margherita flatbread pizza from 4-6 p.m.

The Madison Bar and Kitchen (1027 W. Madison St. 312-566-4121) offers $5 draft beers and pizzas from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Get draft beers and bites including Thai chicken wings and IPA beer pretzels for half-price from 4-6 p.m. at SideDoor (100 E. Ontario St. 312-787-6768).

Tapworks Tavern (820 W. Jackson Blvd. 312-612-5898) offers half-price appetizers from 2-5 p.m.

The Native (2417 N. Milwaukee Ave. 872-206-5526) serves $8 house cocktails and pizza and $4 drafts from 4-7 p.m. You can also get their signature Chicago Handshake, which pairs an Old Style with a shot of Malort, for $6.

    Best Chicago happy hour deals: March 23-29
    As we near the end of the week, it's time to start priming your mind and alcohol tolerance for the weekend. To assist, we rounded up the top happy hour deals for every day of the week (because Monday deserves some liquid love, too). Here's where to drink on a budget this week.
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