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Moore/Steans Back to School Picnic to Feature Jesse White Tumblers

Sun, Aug 24, 2014 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.

Join State Senator Heather Steans and me for an afternoon of family fun at the 24th Annual 49th WARD BACK TO SCHOOL PICNIC! The picnic will be held this Sunday, August 24th, 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m., in Loyola Park at Farwell and the Lake.

The picnic will feature an appearance by the world famous Jesse White Tumbling Team. The Tumblers have been thrilling audiences since 1959. Their acrobatic performances can be seen during half-time shows for the National Basketball...

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Join State Senator Heather Steans and me for an afternoon of family fun at the 24th Annual 49th WARD BACK TO SCHOOL PICNIC! The picnic will be held this Sunday, August 24th, 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m., in Loyola Park at Farwell and the Lake.

The picnic will feature an appearance by the world famous Jesse White Tumbling Team. The Tumblers have been thrilling audiences since 1959. Their acrobatic performances can be seen during half-time shows for the National Basketball Association, the National Football League and Major League Baseball games. Many thanks to Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin for sponsoring the Tumblers' appearance at the picnic this year.

We're also serving up free food, soft drinks and music and offering a host of games and prizes. We'll have bingo for the seniors and face painting for the kids, a DJ spinning tunes, dance contests, a moonwalk and other large, inflatable carnival toys. And we'll be giving away free school supplies to families!

I'm proud to have State Senator Heather Steans join me once again as the lead sponsor for this event. I've been hosting this picnic since 1991 as a reminder to kids and their parents of the importance of returning to school. But this is also a COMMUNITY PICNIC for people of all ages, so stop by even if you're kids are grown or you've never had kids.

In short, it will be a fun day for EVERYONE!

For more information, please email or call my Ward Service Office at ward49@cityofchicago.org, 773-338-5796.

Heather and I look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

  • And Iggy, I know the alderman must be so proud to know he is supported by such deep thinkers. Seriously, your banana commentary is nothing short of inspiring. Truly life changing stuff.

    And mute.

  • Boom! I believe the alderman was just owned.

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New Gang Tags - Any info on gang activity in the area?

On the way to the park this morning with my son, I noticed new tags on the side of a building and a garage next to it (W. Columbia & N. Ashland). A crown was illustrated with black lettering that read "LKK".

My family and I are new to the area. We did some research of the area prior to moving here and we felt comfortable, but given the recent shootings and new tagging on my street, I am now curious to hear from the neighbors.

How active are gangs in the area? Any tips on what to look out for, how to avoid potential danger in the neighborhood, and so on? Thanks.

  • Ignatius Reilly theological geometrician

    Have you been drinking again NfaC? You sound loopy.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Navy Man, if you can, photograph gang grafitti and send the photos to
    CAPS.024District@chicagopolice.org
    along with the specific location of the tags. This helps the police keep track of the gangs.

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These nearby schools are looking for financial help on DonorsChoose.org:

  • Need Help!

    Mrs. Q. is asking for $456.09:
    My students need books. I need paper to make copies to send home for them to read.
    Kilmer Elementary School Comment
  • Fill our classroom's shelves with novels we need to succeed!

    Ms. Del Dotto is asking for $816.32:
    My students need new novels to improve our literacy program. 2 class sets of books The Outsiders , Monster and 1984 as well as a mix of other common core aligned novels for our classroom library.
    Jordan Community School Comment

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Gay singer Matt Gold at Jackhammer Aug. 22

As part of the Jackhammer Complex's LGBT Concert Series, openly gay singer Matt Gold will perform at the nightspot, 6406 N. Clark St., at 10 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 22.

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Band Practicing on 1600 Block of West Farwell?

For about the last 6 months, a band has been practicing on West Farwell in the afternoon and on some evenings.

Does anyone know what can be done about this? I've called 911 several times but the noise continues.

  • My opinion is that you're on the right track with trying to contact an owner or property manager ... Or calling cops about the windows (you'll probably have the best luck using the legal jargon and calling it a private space that they have made open, so their amplified sound...

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    My opinion is that you're on the right track with trying to contact an owner or property manager ... Or calling cops about the windows (you'll probably have the best luck using the legal jargon and calling it a private space that they have made open, so their amplified sound is disturbing the public space).

    You could also try figuring out who actually lives there and having someone (another neighbor who shares your frustration) contact them individually. That way you can have a calm conversation with one or 2 people, rather than a confrontation with a room full people/musicians in the middle of rehearsing. The latter would absolutely be a bad idea.
    Caps meeting and contacting the alderman might work, but I think that would probably take longer.

  • Oh, and from my own personal teenage experience ... when you're young and don't have as many responsibilities, sometimes you're just oblivious to how obnoxious loud music and other disturbances are ...
    Once someone took the time to show me and talk to me calmly about it, we can to a compromise. I wouldn't take someone yelling "be quiet" out the window seriously. I think that just adds fuel to the fire.

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CTA Still Seeking Retailers For North Side Stations, Granville Spot Snagged

But five Far North Side spaces, at Morse and Loyola stations, were still out to bid, she said. Jones Lang LaSalle, the firm that manages the retail locations, extended last week the bid deadline for spaces at 1400-02 W. Morse Ave. and 1200-08 W. Loyola Ave.

But five Far North Side spaces, at Morse and Loyola stations, were still out to bid, she said. Jones Lang LaSalle, the firm that manages the retail locations, extended last week the bid deadline for spaces at 1400-02 W. Morse Ave. and 1200-08 W. Loyola Ave.

  • I really wish they could get a breakfast/coffee place like Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts in on the north side of Morse. It would be great to be able to grab a cup of coffee quick before getting on the train in the morning. Not sure the foot traffic is high enough on that corner to support it though, with only ~3,500 daily riders.

  • Timjz Optimistic Rogers Parker

    Or a Potbelly's would be great too.

  • NYCtoRP NewToRP

    Potbelly is a wonderful idea. No more Dunkin Donuts!

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WEEKLY UPDATE FROM YOUR ALDERMAN- AUGUST 8, 2014

Chicago Police Dept (6464 N. Clark)

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8:30-11pm:  CPD: Cabaret on the Lake (Berger Park – 6205 N. Sheridan)

3:00pm-5:00pm: Culture Jam Saturdays at Buttercup Park (Buttercup Park- 4901 N. Sheridan)

5:00pm-8:00pm: CAPS Night Out (Swift School, 5900 N. Winthrop)

...workshop will take place on August 28th, 2014 at 6:00pm at the Edgewater Library (6000 N Broadway). Please bring a copy of your 2nd installment property tax bill or make sure to...

HHC is currently hiring for several positions at its new site at 1300 W. Devon, scheduled to open in early September 2014. The newest of HHC’s four community health...

...child. Click here to purchase or call 773.506.4016. Check-In Location: Bridgeview Bank, 1058 W. Bryn Mawr. We hope to see you there! Click here for the flyer...

...Edgewater Chamber of Commerce for the ribbon cutting of Kwai Fah Acupuncture Clinic, located at 1208 W. Granville. Kwai Fah will host a Grand Opening Happy Hour today Friday, August 8, 4-7pm...

On Wednesday, I hosted a public safety meeting on the 1400 block of Elmdale in response to the shooting that occurred last Friday. I met with over 60 neighbors...

Ascensions’ Sunday programs began August 3rd and are free to the public. You can click here to register or be at Ascension at 2:30pm (1212 W Balmoral) to register before the program begins at 3:00pm. Click here for the program schedule.

The ride will begin at the Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway, where we’ll lock our bikes in the parking lot while we visit the Jackalope...

This evening’s ride begins at Steep Theatre, 1105 W. Berwyn, where bikes can be parked while we go inside.  Then we’ll walk over to...

Solar Chicago Workshop  Tuesday, August 12 at 7pm St. Gertrude’s Ministry Center (6214 N. Glenwood) EESP & the 48th Ward are co-sponsoring a workshop on Solar Chicago, the City program that can help reduce the cost of residential solar panel electric systems. Come to the workshop to learn more!

Party with a Purpose Fundraiser and Benefit   Tuesday, August 12th from 6:30pm-8:30pm Mary’s Attic (5400 N. Clark)Tickets ($50 for one/$90 for two)- ticket includes one drink, appetizers, silent auction, live readings and hip hop Shakespeare

48th Ward Argyle Satellite Office (1008 W. Argyle)

Ebenezer Church (1650 W. Foster)

48th Ward Office (5533 N Broadway)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Company: Rabid Bat Theatricals) Dates: 8/11, 8/12, 8/18, 8/19, 8/25, 8/26, 9/1, 9/2, 9/8, 9/9 all at 7pm Venue: Moody’s Pub Courtyard (5910 N Broadway)Click here for more information

...4:00pm | Special Wednesday performance: 9/10 at 7:30 | Closing: September 13 Rivendell Theatre (5779 N. Clark) Tickets: $15 for previews | $25 for Thursdays and the one Wednesday performance | $30 for Fridays...

Join Green Scene Chicago for free family entertainment throughout the summer. All events take place at the Winthrop Harmony Arts Garden (4919 N. Winthrop).  for a list of events

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WEEKLY UPDATE FROM YOUR ALDERMAN- AUGUST 15, 2014

Chicago Police Dept (6464 N. Clark)

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...for the final 48th Ward film fest movie “Despicable Me” this Tuesday at Peirce School (1423 W. Bryn Mawr) starting at 8:00pm. On Tuesday, I will also host our inaugural Edgewater Theatres Bike...

I am pleased to announce the complete renovation of the “Bryn Mawr” park located at Bryn Mawr and Sheridan Road. With financial support from the State of Illinois (Representative Kelly Cassidy) and the Chicago Park...

The developers of 5210-40 N. Broadway (previously the Piser Funeral Home) have confirmed their first two tenants for the new one...

...child  Click here to purchase or call 773.506.4016. Check-In Location: Bridgeview Bank, 1058 W. Bryn Mawr. We hope to see you there...

The Breakers at Edgewater Beach (5333 N. Sheridan Rd.)

The renovations to D’Elia Park (6340 N. Lakewood) are part of the Chicago Park District’s ongoing remodeling and upgrade program, and will have new equipment for children. Check out the planned improvements in the image to the right.

8:00-10pm:  Wear Your Summer Whites: Bring Your Own Picnic (Buttercup Park- 4901 N. Sheridan)

8:30-10pm:  CPD: Solofest (Berger Park – 6205 N. Sheridan)

5:00pm-8:00pm: CAPS Night Out (Swift School, 5900 N. Winthrop)

Sessions are held at the Bezazian Branch of the Chicago Public Library, 1226 W. Ainslie, 1 block S. of the Argyle el-stop, just west of Broadway. To volunteer, call or email Beth, 773-561-4759, inspiredyouth2@yahoo.com,www.inspiredyouthchicago.org.     

The ride will begin at the Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway, where we’ll lock our bikes in the parking lot while we visit the Jackalope...

This evening’s ride begins at Steep Theatre, 1105 W. Berwyn, where bikes can be parked while we go inside.  Then we’ll walk over to...

South-East Asia Center (5120 N. Broadway)

1324 W. Hood Ave.

Edgewater Workbench, 1130 W. Thorndale Ave.

Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark

48th Ward Argyle Satellite Office (1008 W. Argyle)

Ebenezer Church (1650 W. Foster)

How to Appeal Your Property Tax Assessment  August 28th, 2014 at 6:00pm Edgewater Library (6000 N. Broadway) Please bring a copy of your 2nd installment property tax bill or make sure to have your property index number (PIN) available! Click here for the flyer.

48th Ward Office (5533 N Broadway)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Company: Rabid Bat Theatricals) Dates: 8/18, 8/19, 8/25, 8/26, 9/1, 9/2, 9/8, 9/9 all at 7pm Venue: Moody’s Pub Courtyard (5910 N Broadway)Click here for more information

...4:00pm | Special Wednesday performance: 9/10 at 7:30 | Closing: September 13 Rivendell Theatre (5779 N. Clark) Tickets: $15 for previews | $25 for Thursdays and the one Wednesday performance | $30 for Fridays...

Join Green Scene Chicago for free family entertainment throughout the summer. All events take place at the Winthrop Harmony Arts Garden (4919 N. Winthrop).  for a list of events

Unity Community Center at Unity Lutheran Church (1212 West Balmoral)

In leadup to the 2nd Annual Edgewater Fall Art Fair (Sept. 27-28, on Granville at Broadway), we will be spotlighting the artists and attractions that you will enjoy at the event!

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Top 5 Mexican restaurants in Rogers Park

1. Restaurant Cuetzala Gro | 7360 N. Clark St.

2. Tamales Lo Mejor de Guerrero | 7024 N. Clark St.

3. El Famous Burrito | 7047 N. Clark St.

4. La Choza | 7022 N. Clark St.

5. La Cazuela | 6922 N. Clark St. | @LaCazuelaRst

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