Mar 17

Updated 14 hours ago

Mar. 17, 2017 Update

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.

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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.

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. 

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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  • Ellen K. From the far NW side and now back.

    We need to start a separate thread

  • I guess Arena not only keeps his constituents in the dark, he has a lack of transparency with his colleagues at City Council too; so much for being a progressive.

4 days ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Ind. Library Architect Announced

...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...

    Ind. Library Architect Announced
    On Sunday, March 19, John Ronan Architects was unveiled 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 of a unique agreement between the Chicago Housing Authority and the Chicago Public Library for a mixed-use development at the site.
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4 days ago

Mar. 24, 2017 Update

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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3223 W. Franklin Boulevard

6631 N. Bosworth Avenue

821 E. 103rd Street

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...

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.

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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Mar 11

Mar. 11, 2017 Update

Six Corners and the Filament Theatre are hosting a Social after Six event featuring tacos and board games. The event has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 11, from 6 PM to 10 PM at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee.

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.

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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.

The 4400-block of North Laramie between 8 am and 7:50 pm on February 24;

The 5300-block of North Leamington at 12:56 pm on February 28;

The 5300-block of North Laramie at 2:02 pm on March 1; and

The 5300-block of North Luna at 10:30 am on March 2.

Both sides of Kostner from Irving Park to 4052 N. Kostner; and

The north side of Montrose from Lavergne to 5150 W. Montrose;

The north side of Agatite from Milwaukee to 5054 W. Agatite

Chicago native, author, and WBEZ reporter Natalie Y. Moore is hosting a discussion of her book, “The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation“. The discussion will be at 7 pm on Tuesday, March 14, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner.

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.

Fri., Mar 10, 6 pm,City News Cafe, 4018 N. Cicero. Enjoy the blues of Lurrie C. Bell as he plays an acoustic set. Cost of purchases.

Sat., Mar 11, 1 pm-Midnight, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox.Celebrate all things Irish at the annual St. Patrick’s Festival. Music, food, fun, and more! More info:online. Cost of purchases.

Sat., Mar 11, 7 pm,Irving Park Lutheran Church, 3938 W. Belle Plaine. Meet neighbors and play games during Game Night in Fellowship Hall. Free.

Mon., Mar 13-16, St. Bartholomew School, 4941 W. Patterson.It’s Spring Enrollment Week at St. Bartholomew School! See their classrooms in action. More info:online or 773-282-9373. Free.

Tue., Mar 14, 12-1 pm, Oak Street Health, 4848 W. Irving Park. Learn more about financial savings programs for which you may qualify during anExtra Help With Medicare workshop. RSVP: 773-724-6200. Free.

Tue., Mar 14, 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., Mar 15, 5-9 pm, Mo Dailey’s, 6070 N. Northwest Highway. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and support the Luther North College Prep Booster Club during a St. Patrick’s Day Party. 20% of food sales go to the booster’s club. More info: online. Cost of purchases. 

Wed., Mar 15, 7 pm,Community Room at the 16th District Police Station, 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.

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, 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.

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, 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.

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. 

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...

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

    Mar. 11, 2017 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Six Corners and the Filament Theatre are hosting a Social after Six event featuring tacos and board games. The event has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 11, from 6 PM to 10 PM at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee. Tickets are $5 in advance or $10 at the door.
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Mar 08

CDA Career Fair

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.

    CDA Career Fair
    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.
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Mar 03

Mar. 3, 2017 Update

The Lottery Party will be from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM this Saturday, March 4, at Old Irving Brewing, 4419 W. Montrose.More information is available online.

The 5200-block of West Berteau between 12 PM and 4 PM on February 9;

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The 4000-block of North Mason between 2:45 PM and 3 PM on February 15;

The 4900-block of West Hutchinson at 3:30 PM on February 16; and

The 4100-block of North Long between 2:15 PM and 2:45 PM on February 24.

Six Corners and the Filament Theatre are hosting a Social after Six event featuring tacos and board games. The event has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 11, from 6 PM to 10 PM at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee.

Chicago native, author, and WBEZ reporter Natalie Y. Moore is hosting a discussion of her book, “The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation“. The discussion will be at 7 pm on Tuesday, March 14, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner.

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.

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.

Art Side Out Studio, 4101 N. Milwaukee, is booking a strong schedule of parades in 2017, the first of which will be theNorthwest Side Irish Parade on March 12.

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...

Sat. Mar 4, 6:30-10 pm, Luther North College Prep, 5700 W. Berteau. Join neighbors and friends for the chance to win a $500 cash prize during aTrivia Night. 21+. More info: online.Table/$250.

Tue., Mar 7, 11 am,Community Room atthe 17th District Police Station, 4650 N. Pulaski. Learn about victims’ rights during a Domestic Violence Meeting. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Tue., Mar 7, 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.

Wed., Mar 8, 7 pm,Athletic Field, 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.

Thur., Mar 9, 11:30 am-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Room CL 115. Learn about budgeting your income, manage your credit and debit, and building...

Fri., Mar 10, 6 pm,City News Cafe, 4018 N. Cicero. Enjoy the blues of Lurrie C. Bell as he plays an acoustic set. Cost of purchases.

Sat., Mar 11, 1 pm-Midnight, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox.Celebrate all things Irish at the annual St. Patrick’s Festival. Music, food, fun, and more! More info:online. Cost of purchases.

Sat., Mar 11, 7 pm,Irving Park Lutheran Church, 3938 W. Belle Plaine. Meet neighbors and play games during Game Night in Fellowship Hall. Free.

Tue., Mar 14, 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., Mar 15, 5-9 pm, Mo Dailey’s, 6070 N. Northwest Highway. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and support the Luther North College Prep Booster Club during a St. Patrick’s Day Party. 20% of food sales go to the booster’s club. More info: online. Cost of purchases. 

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

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.

Wed., Mar 22, 7 pm, Community Room at the 16th District Police Station, 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.

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.

    Mar. 3, 2017 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Get your Fringe on this weekend! Join the Chicago Fringe Festival for their annual Festival Lottery Party. They will be celebrating and announcing the final list of artists and organizations that will be performing in the 2017 Chicago Fringe Festival.
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Feb 28

Updated Mar 01

Welcome Taurus Restaurant

After ending a two-year legal battle with an absentee contractor, owners Rado and Silvana Vidakovic became the latest entrepreneurs to breathe life into a vacant Milwaukee Avenue storefront with their soft opening for dinner service at 4024 N. Milwaukee Ave.

    Welcome Taurus Restaurant
    https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170228/portage-park/taurus-six-corners-portage-park-wood-fired-pizza-italian-restaurant-neapolitan By Alex Nitkin | February 28, 2017 5:48am PORTAGE PARK - The likes of Spacca Napoli and Forno Rossohave new competition in the Six Corners Shopping District, as the long-awaited Neapolitan eatery Taurus fired up its brick oven for the first time Monday.
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Feb 27

Updated Feb 28

Feb. 24, 2017 Update

Join St. John’s Episcopal Church this Saturday for a Mardi Gras party. The event will take place in the church, 3857 N. Kostner, at 6 pm.

On Tuesday evening, a shooting took place on the 4900-block of North Milwaukee. The police have the alleged offender in custody; he has been charged with aggravated battery...

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East side of Keeler fro 3837 N. Keeler to 3823 N. Keeler

East side of Keeler fro 3837 N. Keeler to 3823 N. Keeler

On Thursday, the Chicago Plan Commission approved the proposal to build a four-story mixed-use apartment building at 5201 W. Lawrence.

Sidewalk Cafe applications are available to download online. Completed applications and required documentation may be submitted via mail or in person to the Small Business Center in City Hall, Room 800, 121 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60602.

Six Corners and the Filament Theatre are hosting a Social after Six event featuring tacos and board games from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM on Tuesday, February 28, at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee.

Join Portage Park Neighborhood Association, Old Irving Park Association (OIPA), and Jefferson Park Forward at Galvin’s Public House, 5901 W. Lawrence, from 7-10 PM on Monday, February 27, for great company and irresistible drink and food specials.

Art Side Out Studio, 4101 N. Milwaukee, is booking a strong schedule of parades in 2017, the first of which will be theNorthwest Side Irish Parade on March 12.

Liberty Tax Service, 4900 W. Irving Park, has again partnered with the Irving Park Community Food Pantry, 3801 N. Keeler. For every tax return completed through February 28, Liberty Tax will donate $5 to the food pantry.

Liberty Tax Service, 4900 W. Irving Park, has again partnered with the Irving Park Community Food Pantry, 3801 N. Keeler. For every tax return completed through February 28, Liberty Tax will donate $5 to the food pantry.

...or by mail no later than 3:#0 PM Friday, March 2, to CTA Headquarters, 567 W. Lake St., 2nd Floor Bid Office, Chicago, IL, 60661...

Interested artists are invited to attend a pre-bid meeting on Monday, February 6 between 6 PM and 7:30 PM at the Mayfair Branch Library, 4400 W. Lawrence, where CTA personnel will provide additional program information and answer questions.

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...

Sat., Feb 25, 9:30 am,Austin-Riving Library, Community Room, 2nd Floor, 6100 W. Irving Park. Join fellow gardeners and neighbors for thePortage Park Garden Club Meeting. This is the annual...

Sat., Feb 25, 7-10 pm, Independence Tap, 3932 W. Irving Park. West Walker resident Chris Gombas and his band mates of The Stop Gap Measurewill perform at theWest Walker Winter Social. Bar snacks and a cash bar. RSVP by Feb. 20 to Cindi Webber via email or at 773-539-8346.Cost of purchases.

Sun., Feb 26, 10 am-4 pm, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon. There are so many ways to give back to your community in 2017. Save the...

Mon., Feb 27, 5:30-8:30 pm, The TapRoom at Lagunitas Brwing Co, 2607 W. 17th St....

Mon., Feb 27, 7 pm,St. Robert Bellarmine, 4646 N. Austin. The SRB Spirit Garden needs you! They are seeking gardeners of all experiences to join the SRB Meeting to learn more. Free.

Tue., Feb 28, noon-1 pm, Eden United Church of Christ, 5051 W. Gunnison.Join fellow community members for the Lunch N Learn discussion, Bridging Community in Divided Times. Open to all. More info: email the church or call (773) 283-5557. Free.

Tue., Feb 28, 5-7:30 pm, 4057 N. Harding.Indulge on regular or Swedish plancakes served with a choice of lingonberries, maple syrup, or...

Tues., Feb 28, 7 pm, Rosedale Park, 6312 W. Rosedale.Join neighbors to learn how you can participate in supporting your community during the Gladstone Park Neighborhood Association meeting. Free.

Wed., Mar 1, 4-10 pm, Trattoria Porretta Ristorante, 3656 N. Central. Help raise money for a local school during theTrattorria Porretta Fundraising Night. 15% of all...

Sat., Mar 4, 2:30-4:30 pm, Old Irving Brewing, 4419 W. Montrose. Join Chicago Fringe Festival as they celebrate and announce the final list of artists and organizations that will be performing in the 2017 festival during the Festival Lottery Party. More info: online. Free.

Tue., Mar 7, 11 am,Community Room atthe 17th District Police Station, 4650 N. Pulaski. Learn about victims’ rights during a Domestic Violence Meeting. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Tue., Mar 7, 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.

Wed., Mar 8, 7 pm,Athletic Field, 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.

Fri., Mar 10, 6 pm,City News Cafe, 4018 N. Cicero. Enjoy the blues of Lurrie C. Bell as he plays an acoustic set. Cost of purchases.

Sat., Mar 11, 1 pm-Midnight, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox.Celebrate all things Irish at the annual St. Patrick’s Festival. Music, food, fun, and more! More info:online. Cost of purchases.

Sat., Mar 11, 7 pm,Irving Park Lutheran Church, 3938 W. Belle Plaine. Meet neighbors and play games during Game Night in Fellowship Hall. Free.

Tue., Mar 14, 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. 

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...

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.

Wed., Mar 22, 7 pm,Community Room at the 16th District Police Station, 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.

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. 

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.

    Feb. 24, 2017 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Join St. John's Episcopal Church this Saturday for a Mardi Gras party. The event will take place in the church, 3857 N. Kostner, at 6 pm. Enjoy delectable food from The Cajun Connoisseur, followed with lively and festive music from Joe Lill. There will be a cash bar with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
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    Six Corners and the Filament Theatre are hosting a Social after Six event featuring tacos and board games from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM on SATURDAY MARCH 11, at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee.

Feb 20

Updated Feb 21

Gateway Apartments

On Thursday, the Chicago Plan Commission approved the proposal to build a four-story mixed-use apartment building at 5201 W. Lawrence.

    Gateway Apartments
    On Thursday, the Chicago Plan Commission approved the proposal to build a four-story mixed-use apartment building at 5201 W. Lawrence. The proposal is for the lot that has remained vacant for more than a decade across from the Copernicus Center.
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  • What a nice design for the Gateway Apartments. A slight breakfront with style elements at roofline on a four-story mixed-use bldg, and while attractive it still appears large next to other structures at just four stories.

    Makes the 15-story tower design proposed for Lipps & Ainslie (4849 N Lipps) look...

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    What a nice design for the Gateway Apartments. A slight breakfront with style elements at roofline on a four-story mixed-use bldg, and while attractive it still appears large next to other structures at just four stories.

    Makes the 15-story tower design proposed for Lipps & Ainslie (4849 N Lipps) look bad in comparison. Seriously bad. The Gateway apartments design is far more in keeping with the look of the neighborhood. That's a bugger. Ald Arena recently nixed a Starbucks design for installation at Cicero & Berteau because it didn't fit-in with the look of the area. But then he pushes up-zoning to create a relatively monolithic apartment tower at Lipps & Ainslie that is unlike any other structure in the neighborhood, or in all of Jefferson Park, in both height and design.

    Has there been any study and plans made for dealing with its impact on automobile traffic, especially the Ainslie/Milwaukee intersection that's already a massive snag? Would love to see more development and new residents, but bigger isn't always better.

    Same with Affordable Housing Project design proposed for 5150 N Northwest Hwy; so stark and blocky, and why 100 units instead of 40-60? The community might show more support if that affordable housing project was for fewer units.

Feb 20

Tacos & Board Games

Six Corners and the Filament Theatre are hosting a Social after Six event featuring tacos and board games from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM on Tuesday, February 28, at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee.

    Tacos & Board Games
    Six Corners and the Filament Theatre are hosting a Social after Six event featuring tacos and board games from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM on Tuesday, February 28, at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee.
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Feb 20

Feb. 17, 2017 Update

On Thursday, the Chicago Plan Commission approved the proposal to build a four-story mixed-use apartment building at 5201 W. Lawrence.

Six Corners and the Filament Theatre are hosting a Social after Six event featuring tacos and board games from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM on Tuesday, February 28, at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee.

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Join Portage Park Neighborhood Association, Old Irving Park Association (OIPA), and Jefferson Park Forward at Galvin’s Public House, 5901 W. Lawrence, from 7-10 PM on Monday, February 27, for great company and irresistible drink and food specials.

Art Side Out Studio, 4101 N. Milwaukee, is booking a strong schedule of parades in 2017, the first of which will be theNorthwest Side Irish Parade on March 12.

Liberty Tax Service, 4900 W. Irving Park, has again partnered with the Irving Park Community Food Pantry, 3801 N. Keeler. For every tax return completed through February 28, Liberty Tax will donate $5 to the food pantry.

Liberty Tax Service, 4900 W. Irving Park, has again partnered with the Irving Park Community Food Pantry, 3801 N. Keeler. For every tax return completed through February 28, Liberty Tax will donate $5 to the food pantry.

...or by mail no later than 3:#0 PM Friday, March 2, to CTA Headquarters, 567 W. Lake St., 2nd Floor Bid Office, Chicago, IL, 60661...

Interested artists are invited to attend a pre-bid meeting on Monday, February 6 between 6 PM and 7:30 PM at the Mayfair Branch Library, 4400 W. Lawrence, where CTA personnel will provide additional program information and answer questions.

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...

Sat., Feb 18, 2-4 pm, Portage-Cragin Library, Community Room, 5108 W. Belmont. Do you and your family need to get out of the house? Join the library for Family Play Time. For families with kids 3 and older. Sign up at the branch. Free.

Sat., Feb 18, 4-5:30 pm, Club Belmont, 7844 W. Belmont.The Belmont Heights Awareness Organization is hosting a Crime Prevention and Awareness Gatheringby bringing together neighbors, schools, and businesses within the community. Raffle prizes. Free.

Sun., Feb 19, 1-3 pm, Josi’s Frozen Yogurt, 4032 N. Milwaukee. Special needs families are invited to attend the monthlyNo Apologies Needed meet up at Josi...

Sun., Feb 19, 2-4 pm,Muslim Community Center, 4380 N. Elston. Meet our Muslim neighbors during an Open House to celebrate friendships, new and old. Face painting, henna design, and tasty food. Free.

Wed., Feb 22, 3-4:30 pm, BACP City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, Room 805. Charles Krugel, a Human Resource attorney, hosts a Hiring the Best Employees and Managing Employee Behavior. Register: via email or call 312-744-2086. Free.

Wed., Feb 22, 7 pm,Portage park Senior Center, 4100 N. Long.Learn what you can do about crime during the 1624 Beat Meeting. Find you beat at the 16th district beat meeting. More info: 312-742-4521. Free. 

Thur., Feb 23, 10-11 am, Archdiocese of Chicago Food Service, 5343 W. Roscoe. The Illinois State Board of Education in partnership with the Archdiocese of Chicago host aSummer Food Service Program information session. RSVP: 800-545-7892.Free.

Thur., Feb 23, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, 20th Floor, Courtroom 2005. Attorney Lynette Lewis and Community Outreach Specialist Theresa Chandler host aSeniors’ Guide to Property Tax Savings seminar. RSVP: 312-603-9233.Free.

Thur., Feb 23, 7 pm, Krueger Hall at St. Bartholomew, 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.

Sat., Feb 25, 9:30 am, Austin-Riving Library, Community Room, 2nd Floor, 6100 W. Irving Park. Join fellow gardeners and neighbors for thePortage Park Garden Club Meeting. This is the annual...

Sat., Feb 25, 6 pm, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner. Enjoy delectable food fromThe Cajun Connoisseurfollowed with lively and festive music from Joe Lill during...

Sat., Feb 25, 7-10 pm, Independence Tap, 3932 W. Irving Park. West Walker resident Chris Gombas and his band mates of The Stop Gap Measurewill perform at theWest Walker Winter Social. Bar snacks and a cash bar. RSVP by Feb. 20 to Cindi Webber via email or at 773-539-8346.Cost of purchases.

Sun., Feb 26, 10 am-4 pm, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon. There are so many ways to give back to your community in 2017. Save the...

Mon., Feb 27, 5:30-8:30 pm, The TapRoom at Lagunitas Brwing Co, 2607 W. 17th St....

Mon., Feb 27, 7 pm,St. Robert Bellarmine, 4646 N. Austin. The SRB Spirit Garden needs you! They are seeking gardeners of all experiences to join the SRB Meeting to learn more. Free.

Tue., Feb 28, 5-7:30 pm, 4057 N. Harding.Indulge on regular or Swedish plancakes served with a choice of lingonberries, maple syrup, or...

Tues., Feb 28, 7 pm, Rosedale Park, 6312 W. Rosedale.Join neighbors to learn how you can participate in supporting your community during the Gladstone Park Neighborhood Association meeting. Free.

Wed., Mar 1, 4-10 pm, Trattoria Porretta Ristorante, 3656 N. Central. Help raise money for a local school during theTrattorria Porretta Fundraising Night. 15% of all...

Sat., Mar 4, 2:30-4:30 pm, Old Irving Brewing, 4419 W. Montrose. Join Chicago Fringe Festival as they celebrate and announce the final list of artists and organizations that will be performing in the 2017 festival during the Festival Lottery Party. More info: online. Free.

Tue., Mar 7, 11 am,Community Room atthe 17th District Police Station, 4650 N. Pulaski. Learn about victims’ rights during a Domestic Violence Meeting. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Tue., Mar 7, 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.

Wed., Mar 8, 7 pm,Athletic Field, 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., Mar 11, 1 pm-Midnight, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox.Celebrate all things Irish at the annual St. Patrick’s Festival. Music, food, fun, and more! More info: online.  Cost of purchases.

Sat., Mar 11, 7 pm, Irving Park Lutheran Church, 3938 W. Belle Plaine. Meet neighbors and play games during Game Night in Fellowship Hall. Free.

Tue., Mar 14, 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., Mar 22, 7 pm, Community Room at the 16th District Police Station, 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.

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. 

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.

    Feb. 17, 2017 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Looking for something to do this holiday weekend? The Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore, is offering free admission through the end of February to Illinois residents. Bring valid proof of residency to gain access to one of the world's largest premier natural history museums. Please be aware that in observation of President's Day, my office will be closed Saturday, February 18, through Monday, February 20.
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Feb 11

Feb. 10, 2017 Update

The 5800-block of North Medina at 3 PM on January 14;

The 5400-block of North Mulligan between 8:15 AM and 8:45 PM on January 26;

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The 4800-block of North Mulligan between 4:00 PM February 1 and 1:00 AM February 2;

The 5500-block of North Melvina between 9:00 AM and 4:37 PM February 2; and

The 6200-block of West Gregory between 12:30 PM and 1:50 PM February 2.

Dinner will be from 5 PM to 7 PM on Sunday, February 12, in the gym at Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4057 N. Harding.

The announcement included a $24 million plan to renovate Prussing School, 4650 N. Menard, and add a permanent eight-classroom annex to address the chronic overcrowding issue. This announcement...

The plan also includes a new pre-kindergarten center at the old St. Cornelius School, 5252 N. Long Avenue. Last year, St. Cornelius, along with other area Catholic schools, merged into the new St...

Liberty Tax Service, 4900 W. Irving Park, has again partnered with the Irving Park Community Food Pantry, 3801 N. Keeler. For every tax return completed through February 28, Liberty Tax will donate $5 to the food pantry.

Liberty Tax Service, 4900 W. Irving Park, has again partnered with the Irving Park Community Food Pantry, 3801 N. Keeler. For every tax return completed through February 28, Liberty Tax will donate $5 to the food pantry.

...or by mail no later than 3:#0 PM Friday, March 2, to CTA Headquarters, 567 W. Lake St., 2nd Floor Bid Office, Chicago, IL, 60661...

Interested artists are invited to attend a pre-bid meeting on Monday, February 6 between 6 PM and 7:30 PM at the Mayfair Branch Library, 4400 W. Lawrence, where CTA personnel will provide additional program information and answer questions.

Join Fannies Cafe, 5040 W. Montrose, for their Spread the Love Campaign.

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.

...their annual Trivia Night at 7 pm on Friday, April 28, at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee. This community event and fundraiser will continue to support services and activities that break the...

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

Sat., Feb 11, 2-3 pm,Portage-Cragin Library, Community Room, 5108 W. Belmont. Build literacy skills and engage the senses with books, song, and play duringSensory Story Time. Limit to 12 children. Register at the branch. Free. 

Sat., Feb 11, 6 pm, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner. Celebrate Darwin’s birthday with Science and Faith: A Bishop/Biologis Embraces Both. This will be a moderated discussion with retired Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori. Free.

Sun., Feb 12, 10 am, Eden United Church of Christ, 5051 W. Gunnison.“The Character of Choice” will be the theme of Girl Scout and Boy Scout Sunday...

Mon., Feb 13, 7 pm, Irving Park Baptist Church Basement, 4401 W. Irving Park. Learn how you can become more involved with the community by attending the monthly Old Irving Park Associationmeeting. Free.

Wed., Feb 15, 3-4:30 pm, BACP City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, Room 805. Anthony Bertuca goes through the application process during a How to obtain a Sidewalk Cafe Permit. Register: via email or call 312-744-2086. Free.

Wed., Feb 15, 7:30 pm, 17th District Community Room, 4650 N. Pulaski.Learn what you can do about crime during the 1722-1723 Beat Meeting. Find your beat at the17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Thur., Feb 16, 7-9 pm, Smokey’s BBQ, 5481 N. Northwest Highway. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during the Jefferson Park Forward monthly meeting. Guest speaker: Merry Ellen from the Historic Chicago Bungalow Association. Agenda and more info:online. Cost of purchases at Smokey’s. 

Sun., Feb 19, 2-4 pm,Muslim Community Center, 4380 N. Elston. Meet our Muslim neighbors during an Open House to celebrate friendships, new and old. Face painting, henna design, and tasty food. Free.

Wed., Feb 22, 7 pm,Portage park Senior Center, 4100 N. Long.Learn what you can do about crime during the 1624 Beat Meeting. Find you beat at the 16th district beat meeting. More info: 312-742-4521. Free. 

Thur., Feb 23, 10-11 am, Archdiocese of Chicago Food Service, 5343 W. Roscoe. The Illinois State Board of Education in partnership with the Archdiocese of Chicago host aSummer Food Service Programinformation session. RSVP: 800-545-7892.Free.

Thur., Feb 23, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, 20th Floor, Courtroom 2005. Attorney Lynette Lewis and Community Outreach Specialist Theresa Chandler host aSeniors’ Guide to Property Tax Savings seminar. RSVP: 312-603-9233.Free.

Thur., Feb 23, 7 pm, Krueger Hall at St. Bartholomew, 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.

Sat., Feb 25, 9:30 am,Austin-Riving Library, Community Room, 2nd Floor, 6100 W. Irving Park. Join fellow gardeners and neighbors for thePortage Park Garden Club Meeting. This is the annual...

Sat., Feb 25, 7-10 pm, Independence Tap, 3932 W. Irving Park. West Walker resident Chris Gombas and his band mates of The Stop Gap Measurewill perform at theWest Walker Winter Social. Bar snacks and a cash bar. RSVP by Feb. 20 to Cindi Webber via email or at 773-539-8346.Cost of purchases.

Sun., Feb 26, 10 am-4 pm, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon. There are so many ways to give back to your community in 2017. Save the...

Mon., Feb 27, 5:30-8:30 pm, The TapRoom at Lagunitas Brwing Co, 2607 W. 17th St....

Tues., Feb 28, 7 pm, Rosedale Park, 6312 W. Rosedale.Join neighbors to learn how you can participate in supporting your community during the Gladstone Park Neighborhood Association meeting. Free.

    Feb. 10, 2017 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Please be aware that in observation of Lincoln's Birthday, my office will be closed Saturday, February 11, through Monday, February 13. We will reopen on Tuesday, February 14, at 9 am. Also, please be aware that there will be no Ward Night on Tuesday, February 14.
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Feb 04

Updated Feb 07

Mixed-Income, Veteran-Focused Housing FAQs

The proposed mixed-use, mixed-income development at 5150 N. Northwest Highway has sparked a lot conversation, both online and off, about what the project actually will...

...the community meeting at 7 pm on Thursday, February 9 at The Branch Community Church, 6125 W. Foster. However, I would like to offer some answers to common questions about the development ahead...

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The plan includes a $24 million plan to renovate Prussing School, 4650 N. Menard, and add a permanent eight-classroom annex to address the chronic overcrowding issue there.

The plan also includes a new pre-kindergarten center at the old St. Cornelius School, 5252 N. Long. The new center will open up space in the regions’ elementary schools, including Beaubien, Hitch, Prussing, and Farnsworth.

...their existing development are located on the Northwest Side: Milwaukee Avenue Apartments in Avondale, and 2611 N. Sawyer in Logan Square. These developments have allowed people at risk of being pushed out of...

    Mixed-Income, Veteran-Focused Housing FAQs
    The proposed mixed-use, mixed-income development at 5150 N. Northwest Highway has sparked a lot conversation, both online and off, about what the project actually will entail. More information regarding this project will be provided at the community meeting at 7 pm on Thursday, February 9 at The Branch Community Church, 6125 W.
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  • Zoe's mom Hypocrisy is not attractive.

    @CMD

    Exactly why this building at another location, with another developer and with the VA might work .. the VA would need to be involved to make sure that the right candidates were there ...

    Otherwise I am sorry I am not for this at all.

  • "the community meeting at 7 pm on Thursday, February 9 at The Branch Community Church, 6125 W. Foster"

    for the record I will make a prediction the location for the meeting at the church will be changed again last minute.

    hopefully I am wrong

Feb 05

Feb. 5, 2017 Update

The event will be filled with delectable appetizer specials, delicious drinks, and exquisite storytelling. It will take place at 8 pm on Tuesday, February 7, at Community Tavern, 4038 N. Milwaukee. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased online.

A public meeting to discuss a new mixed-income development at 5051 N. Northwest Highway will be held at 7 pm on Thursday, February 9, at The Branch Community Church, 6125 W. Foster. Previously, it was scheduled for the community room at the 16th District Police Station.

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A public meeting to discuss a new mixed-income development at 5051 N. Northwest Highway will be held at 7 pm on Thursday, February 9, at The Branch Community Church, 6125 W. Foster. Previously, it was scheduled for the community room at the 16th District Police Station.

...announced plans for a a new, green-rated, 100-unit mixed-income housing development at 5150 North Northwest Highway. The seven-story building will be developed by Full Circle Communities, with 80 percent of...

The announcement included a $24 million plan to renovate Prussing School, 4650 N. Menard, and add a permanent eight-classroom annex to address the chronic overcrowding issue. This announcement...

The plan also includes a new pre-kindergarten center at the old St. Cornelius School, 5252 N. Long Avenue. Last year, St. Cornelius, along with other area Catholic schools, merged into the new St...

The dinner reception will be from 6-7:30 PM on Thursday, February 9, in the library at Schurz High School, 3601 N. Milwaukee. Learn more about the event and register online.

...or by mail no later than 3:#0 PM Friday, March 2, to CTA Headquarters, 567 W. Lake St., 2nd Floor Bid Office, Chicago, IL, 60661...

Interested artists are invited to attend a pre-bid meeting on Monday, February 6 between 6 PM and 7:30 PM at the Mayfair Branch Library, 4400 W. Lawrence, where CTA personnel will provide additional program information and answer questions.

Join Fannies Cafe, 5040 W. Montrose, for their Spread the Love Campaign.

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.

...their annual Trivia Night at 7 pm on Friday, April 28, at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee. This community event and fundraiser will continue to support services and activities that break the...

The screening will take place at the Lincoln Loft, 3036 N. Lincoln, on Monday, February 6. Doors and the bar will open at 6 PM, the screening...

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

Sun., Feb 5, 3-11 pm, Buckley Hall, 4451 N. Lowell. Support a local school duringSt. Edward’s Super Bowl Party. Free. 

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

Wed., Feb 8, 3-4:30 pm, BACP City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, Room 805. Learn the ins and outs of digital marketing during aHow to Use Your Website, Email, and Social Media to Double Your Business Fast workshop. Register: via email or call 312-744-2086.Free.

Wed., Feb 8, 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.

Wed., Feb 8, 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., Feb 9, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, 20th Floor, Courtroom 2005. The Circuit Court of Cook County ELder Justice Center hosts a two-part Reverse Mortgages and Predatory Lending seminar. This is the first part. More info and register: 312-603-9233. Free.

Sat., Feb 11, 2-3 pm,Portage-Cragin Library, Community Room, 5108 W. Belmont. Build literacy skills and engage the senses with books, song, and play duringSensory Story Time. Limit to 12 children. Register at the branch. Free. 

Sat., Feb 11, 6 pm, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner. Celebrate Darwin’s birthday with Science and Faith: A Bishop/Biologis Embraces Both. This will be a moderated discussion with retired Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori. Free.

Sun., Feb 12, 5-7 pm,Irving Park Lutheran Church Gym, 4057 N. Harding. Thaw out with Carlson’s Soup & Bread. Take a break from winter hibernatio with a...

Mon., Feb 13, 7 pm, Irving Park Baptist Church Basement, 4401 W. Irving Park. Learn how you can become more involved with the community by attending the monthly Old Irving Park Associationmeeting. Free.

Wed., Feb 15, 7:30 pm, 17th District Community Room, 4650 N. Pulaski.Learn what you can do about crime during the 1722-1723 Beat Meeting. Find your beat at the17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Thur., Feb 16, 7-9 pm, Smokey’s BBQ, 5481 N. Northwest Highway. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during the Jefferson Park Forward monthly meeting. Guest speaker: Merry Ellen from the Historic Chicago Bungalow Association. Agenda and more info:online. Cost of purchases at Smokey’s. 

Wed., Feb 22, 7 pm,Portage park Senior Center, 4100 N. Long.Learn what you can do about crime during the 1624 Beat Meeting. Find you beat at the 16th district beat meeting. More info: 312-742-4521. Free. 

Thur., Feb 23, 10-11 am, Archdiocese of Chicago Food Service, 5343 W. Roscoe. The Illinois State Board of Education in partnership with the Archdiocese of Chicago host aSummer Food Service Programinformation session. RSVP: 800-545-7892.Free.

Thur., Feb 23, 7 pm, Krueger Hall at St. Bartholomew, 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.

Sun., Feb 26, 10 am-4 pm, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon. There are so many ways to give back to your community in 2017. Save the...

Mon., Feb 27, 5:30-8:30 pm, The TapRoom at Lagunitas Brewing Co, 2607 W. 17th St....

Tues., Feb 28, 7 pm, Rosedale Park, 6312 W. Rosedale.Join neighbors to learn how you can participate in supporting your community during the Gladstone Park Neighborhood Association meeting. Free.

    Feb. 5, 2017 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Join local writers, actors, and musicians for an evening of stories, wine, and entertainment in the grand tradition of a Parisian salon. The event will be filled with delectable appetizer specials, delicious drinks, and exquisite storytelling. It will take place at 8 pm on Tuesday, February 7, at Community Tavern, 4038 N.
    http://ward45.org

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