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Road work in Mayfair

4600-4800 N. Kenneth the city is tearing up the streets, with what looks like new plumbing pipes laying all along the construction area. Anybody know what the repair work is for and if it will stretch south of Wilson?

  • Is it the city or the gas company??

  • Cat Stevens Defender of the Free World

    New water mains. I would guess that it's only N of Wison. They replaced the ones on the 4500 block 4 yrs ago

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police activity on Lawrence east of Elston

does anyone know what happens on Lawrence just east of Elston? When I drove past there were three police cars with a large area taped off, a SUV with Windows busted out, and I saw blood on the sidewalk and on the car

  • Alcide H.

    Maybe they felt they needed divine intervention.

  • Portage Park Ryan Portage Park is where I call home.

    The couple shot at Addison and Laramie drove all the way to West Suburban hospital. Maybe they're afraid of seeing someone the knew?

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More gunfire on Drake?

Did anyone else just hear about 15 seconds' worth of gunfire on Drake around Cullom? I'd love to find out it was not gunfire after all. Anyone know anything?

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Night Out: Mayfair Fest at Mayfair

Sat, Aug 9, 2014 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us a our annual Art Fest at the park. Shop local artists and check out their creative wearables. Enjoy and afternoon of music, arts/craft for kids, demos, and purchase some tasty treats from local food trucks, plus tons of fun. Co-sponsored by the Mayfair Advisory Council.
Featured band: The Congregation [soul]

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Jefferson Park Sunday Market 7/27

Jefferson Park Sunday Market at our usual location at a Long & Lawrence Avenues, 9:30-1:30
Music: Steven Zane
Feature: a rep from Youth Company Chicago & a rep from American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Norridge/Harwood Heights will be out.
Also come meet out our new produce vendor, as well as several new craft vendors.
More at http://www.jeffersonparksundaymarket.com or find us on Facebook

  • KevinJee

    Watch for fingers on the scales!

  • evam eva s, jpna member

    Pls. don't let an unfortunate incident stop you from attending the Jefferson Park Sunday Market. It's wonderful just to have it in our neighborhood. If you feel you have to be extra careful, mention it to that vendor and, I am sure, he/she will be glad to make things right. Please come again.

  • Merril Jefferson Park Sunday Market manager

    And actually the vendor did discover a problem with the scale, fixed it & had a test weight handy today in an effort to cooporate and put people at ease.

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Have your say

City of Chicago is developing a new Consolidated Plan for the use of Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grants program (ESG), HOME grant program, and Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA) funds. The Plan will cover the 2015-2019 period and will identify the City's priorities for allocating these federal grant funds to residents' needs.
Complete an online survey available until 8pm on Monday, August 18th. Go to
http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/obm/provdrs/grants/supp_info/ConsolidatedPlanSurvey_Residents.html

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CPS is Having SOAR Community Forum to Help H.S. Drop-Outs, Thursday July 24, 2014

Note that our nw side neighborhood's high school drop out rate ranges 25-35%, based on 2012 data. _______________________________________________________________
Good Afternoon Partners,

In an effort to ensure that all of our youth are college and career ready, CPS has launched an initiative to help out-of-school high school students re-enroll in school. To that end, we opened 3 Student Outreach And Re-Engagement Centers (SOAR Centers). The SOAR Centers are located in Roseland, Little Village and Garfield Park.

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Note that our nw side neighborhood's high school drop out rate ranges 25-35%, based on 2012 data. _______________________________________________________________
Good Afternoon Partners,

In an effort to ensure that all of our youth are college and career ready, CPS has launched an initiative to help out-of-school high school students re-enroll in school. To that end, we opened 3 Student Outreach And Re-Engagement Centers (SOAR Centers). The SOAR Centers are located in Roseland, Little Village and Garfield Park.

We will be holding an open house to provide more detail regarding the new SOAR Centers on Thursday July 24, 2014 at the JLM Center at 2622 W. Jackson, Chicago, IL 60612 at 9 a.m.

You can make a referral to the SOAR Center by simply sending us an email at SOAR@CPS.EDU. We will reach out to the student as soon as possible and offer the following services:

· Develop a re-enrollment plan and a graduation plan for each student.
· Assist the student with selecting and enrolling in a school that best fits his or her needs.
· Assist students with developing strategies to overcome issues that have kept them from succeeding in school.
· Develop an individual success plan that maps out academic, behavior and attendance goals for each student.
· Provide online credit recovery for students for whom we are unable to provide immediate school placement.
· Provide opportunities for students to earn service learning hours.

Please join us on Thursday July 24, 2014 for more information. If you are able to attend, please RSVP to ssmith114@cps.edu. If you have any questions regarding the SOAR Centers or would like to receive SOAR marketing materials, please call Sean Smith the SOAR Manager at (773)710-7329.

Sean J. Smith
Re-Engagement Center Manager
Office of College and Career Success
Chicago Public Schools
125 S. Clark Street, 12th Floor- Chicago, IL 60603
Cell Phone: (773)710-7329 Office: (773) 553-2039 Email: ssmith114@cps.edu

Jul 21

Familiar with Hand Over Stress?

I'm looking for a good local place which does therapeutic massages. I surfed a bit on the internet and found Hand Over Stress on Cicero/Montrose. Has anyone been there? Any other recommendations? Thanks!

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Jul 19

Updated Jul 19

People's Gas shut off my gas

So I had a PG guy come out to do an inspection - he identifies a leak, another guy comes out and shuts off the gas. Says have a contractor open up your wall and a plumber fix the leak and call us when it's all done. WTF? Who do I call? I have no way to cook or dry our laundry :( And People's Gas won't give us any names of companies that could help.

Jul 18

Updated Jul 19

Jose's Frozen Yogurt!

New frozen yogurt store on 4032 N. Milwaukee just north of Irving Park. I stumbled on it and was surprised at the new stores opening on Milwaukee. A nice spa called Luxe Blue and this frozen yogurt store where you pay by the weight and add-ons. I'm glad to see more stores like these in 6 corners! Support our local businesses - can't wait for the Chipotle to open.

  • firefly531@comcast.net piano studio

    It's actually called Josi's Frozen Yogurt. Thank you so much for letting us know! It's difficult to find frozen yogurt around here.

  • D'nooch 23 year Portage Park resident

    $1.00 of coupon in this weeks Learner paper.

Jul 19

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Illinois Tax

Just came across some interesting tax info, which sheds the light on the recent news about companies leaving/planning to leave our state.

The following fragment was copied from http://cgfa.ilga.gov/upload/2014januaryillinoistaxincentivesupdated012914.pdf

"Illinois has been shown to be in the bottom half of the rankings in some of
the most prominent studies that rank states according to their business tax
climate. Although, some question whether the entire enterprise of
measuring an overall business tax climate for a state can be valid or useful,...

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Just came across some interesting tax info, which sheds the light on the recent news about companies leaving/planning to leave our state.

The following fragment was copied from http://cgfa.ilga.gov/upload/2014januaryillinoistaxincentivesupdated012914.pdf

"Illinois has been shown to be in the bottom half of the rankings in some of
the most prominent studies that rank states according to their business tax
climate. Although, some question whether the entire enterprise of
measuring an overall business tax climate for a state can be valid or useful,
below are some of Illinois’ rankings based on the most popular methods of
comparison:

1. State Business Tax Climate Index – 31st
2. Small Business Policy Index – 35th
3. State Competitiveness Report – 38th
4. Economic Outlook – 48th

 Illinois rankings in the area of business tax climate have fallen over the last
several years. Much of this falloff can be tied to increase in the personal
income tax rates (from 3% to 5%) and corporate income tax rates (from
4.8% to 7%), which became effective for tax year 2011."

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Updated Jul 18

FREE rain barrels to good home or business

My husband has made 12 rain barrels that we can no longer use. Anyone or business that would like a plastic 55gal rain barrel, please send me your info and I can give you my address. We will not be delivering. Thanks

  • Nancy Kempe Erskine The Unforgettable Lounge

    If you have any left I would love one for my DIY project.

  • wayne 25 year Irving&Austin res.

    If any are left I would love to have one...I've been looking to get one for awhile...

Jul 18

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Thuis Playlot - Lavergne/Lawrence Will you come?

Thuis Playlot @ 4759 N. Lavergne Ave. is being renovated. I'd love to take my kids there since it's so close to our house, but I am deathly afraid of crossing Lawrence at the Lavergne/Lawrence intersection. I honeslty think that the inability to safely cross the street is one of the major reasons this playlot is very underutilized. Anyone have any thoughts on what can be done?

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Jul 17

Creating vision for the outdoor, edible education

Below is info taken from a CPS e-mail I just received:

Over the next few months, the Chicago Public Schools Office of Student Health and Wellness will conduct a series of forums to engage students, parents, teachers, administrators, external partners, academics and other stakeholders in crafting a district-wide vision for school gardens. The focus is on the following:

» A strategic plan to strengthen outdoor, edible education for all Chicago Public School students;
» An initiative that engages internal and...

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Below is info taken from a CPS e-mail I just received:

Over the next few months, the Chicago Public Schools Office of Student Health and Wellness will conduct a series of forums to engage students, parents, teachers, administrators, external partners, academics and other stakeholders in crafting a district-wide vision for school gardens. The focus is on the following:

» A strategic plan to strengthen outdoor, edible education for all Chicago Public School students;
» An initiative that engages internal and external stakeholders;
» An effort to maximize the proven health, academic and behavioral benefits of school gardens.

Thursday, July 24th 3:00pm
Garfield Park Conservatory Community Room
300 N Central Park Ave

Saturday, Aug 23rd 11:00am
DePaul University Student Center
2250 N. Sheffield Ave, Rm 220

To register, email studentwellness@cps.edu

Les Kniskern, M.A.C.D.
Family and Community Engagement Manager
Network 2, K-12
lpkniskern@cps.edu
773/230-4084

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