43 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Check OLV Out on the News Today!!!

Happy 1st day of school, both students and parents are happy to be back at OLV. We had a great turnout this morning. Be sure to watch the news throughout the day as we had various news stations join us this morning to kick off the new school year.

44 hours ago

Updated 29 hours ago

School is starting soon

Does anyone know of a daycare or a person who takes children to school? Something reasonably priced. I have my son that needs to be dropped off at school 4 days a week. Portage park elementary. My previous daycare has stopped all drop offs/pick ups. Thank you in advance.

  • Where do your kids go to school?

  • Sorry I see where they go.. Good luck!

  • Call the school. I am pretty sure they have the number of someone in the neighborhood who does that. They may know of other options, too. Also, I think the new daycare going in by Berteau and Central, behind Mia's, might be doing before and after school care. Not sure when they open, though.

4 days ago

Updated 45 hours ago

Boom Sounds

Is anyone hearing loud booms outside? Every 5 minutes or so

  • Would these "sewer" blasts be done on weekends late at night? Who would be paying that kind of overtime? The article states that the blasting would begin in December and in Jefferson Park. The blasts are being heard in areas other that Jeff Park i.e., Sauganash, Portage Park, Oriole Park, Edison Park, etc.

  • Lawrence sewer project hasn't started yet - I think they are targeting after Labor Day. We are told all work will occur during the day.

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Welcome Sip & Paint to Jefferson Park

I'd like to welcome Sip & Paint, another new business to join the 45th! They are located at 4412 N. Milwaukee Ave.

The perfect place to bring out your inner Picasso. You bring your favorite beverage and they supply you with step-by-step instructions and all art supplies necessary to create a display-worthy masterpiece.

Join in on the fun by registering at www.sipandpaintchicago.com

  • BellaV 1st time Homeowner in Jefferson Park since 2012

    What a fantastic addition to the neighborhood! I love that it's BYOB and the $30 per class price includes everything you need to create your painting. That's cheaper than the other classes like this one that I've attended.

    These classes are a lot of fun. I look forward to trying this new business out!

    It looks like you can "like" their Facebook page here for upcoming events, etc.

    https://www.facebook.com/sipandpaint?ref=hl

  • You could probably even post this to the date night thread.

Aug 11

Updated 2 days ago

Info on Central Kitchen and Tap?

CKT is one of our favorite places, but they've recently "closed for renovations." Anyone have any word on when they're reopening or if perhaps this is a permanent closure? I would hate to see such a great place close! Any info you have is greatly appreciated!

  • I really hope this isn't true! My husband and I love this place. The food and service has always been great.

  • Well, it seems as though it might be gone for good. We drove by yesterday and there was a realtors sign on both sides of the windows. Looks like it's officially for sale. :(

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Find yourself in a bubble at Jefferson Park this weekend.

Seriously, a bubble booth is just one of many interactive art projects at Figment Festival 2014 at Jefferson Memorial Park this Sat. & Sunday from 10am - 6pm.

They have Dragons (two), Great Stories (Never Told), Clowns, Dance, Poetry, Hugs, Epic Food-Drive "Races" & More.

You can engage in Mad Social experiments, or record a song anywhere in the park. There's Morlas & Mustaches. Red Curtains & Rock Poetry. Beehive-like structures, Blues & Bubbles (we promised). Pushing more than 30 Art Projects, FIGMENT has one thing left to ask: WHAT ARE YOU BRINGING?

For more information go to http://chicago.figmentproject.org

  • What, no pony rides? Going anyway, both days.

  • wayne 25 year Irving&Austin res.

    I would like to thank all involved for this project! My 4 year old granddaughter just loved it!! Special thanks to the ladies at the entrance with the hula-hoops, your patience really made her day...pony rides wouldn't have made the day any better for her!!!!

Aug 13

Updated 4 days ago

Grealys

Does anyone know what is happening with the old Grealys on Lawrence? They have been working a lot on that building last few weeks. Will it be another bar?

  • Oops Fischmans

  • Fischman fans: we should gather some night. Support the best craft beer bar in the northwest side!

5 days ago

Movies in the park - Animated movie "The Nut Job" tonight

I'm proud to sponsor Movies in the Park at Roberts Square Park, 5200 W. Argyle, tonight Aug. 15. The animated movie, The Nut Job, will begin at dusk. Come early and enjoy playing on their new playground.

For more information, and a complete schedule, visit http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/events/night-out-in-the-parks/

6 days ago

Updated 6 days ago

Our Lady of Victory School Continues to Thrive

Our Lady of Victory School (OLV), together with our students, parents and alumni, is proud to announce continued growth and expansion on the heels of successful fundraising efforts and new community engagement strategy on the Northwest Side. For the first time in over a decade, the school will be opening a second Kindergarten classroom. The OLV community is thriving, with enrollment up from 150 students to over 180 students currently registered for this coming school year. The new Kindergarten room...

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Our Lady of Victory School (OLV), together with our students, parents and alumni, is proud to announce continued growth and expansion on the heels of successful fundraising efforts and new community engagement strategy on the Northwest Side. For the first time in over a decade, the school will be opening a second Kindergarten classroom. The OLV community is thriving, with enrollment up from 150 students to over 180 students currently registered for this coming school year. The new Kindergarten room will be opening at the start of the school year and there is still time to register more students for classes from K through 8.

On Sunday, August 24, 2014, OLV will be hosting a “Back to School” Celebration with Dick Biondi, a Hall of Fame DJ, at Mia’s Gelato, located at 4200 North Central Avenue. The fun starts at noon and all are welcome to attend and join in the fun.

OLV continues to accept applications for the upcoming school year, in addition to hosting both before and after school care. In addition to both before and after school care, OLV will also once again be providing additional recreation and education based extracurricular programs such as: Band, Karate, Art, Choir, Acting Classes, Chess, Scouts (Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts), and that’s just to name a few. Join them to see how their faith and commitment to education and community participation can enhance and enrich your child’s future while also preparing them for a path of spiritual, educational and professional success.

OLV is currently accepting applications for the upcoming school year. Our Lady of Victory School provides before and after school care. They also have extra after school programs that include, Band, Karate, Art, Choir, Acting Classes, Chess, Scouts, and that’s just to name a few. Come and see how their faith and their commitment can enhance your child’s future.

  • Yes, Deana did leave. I am taking her place at OLV.

  • C Ped Irving Park Resident

    I appreciate the response, however this occurred during the Jan 2013 open house, we were warmly welcomed at another catholic school where our daughter will now be entering the 1st grade.

    For what it's worth she has an October birthday and we were looking for a school to consider her for early entry to kindergarten when she was only 4 last year. We were abruptly shut down at OLV.

Jul 18

Updated Aug 12

New Playgrounds Coming to Jefferson Park

The Chicago Park District and Friends of the Parks are in the process of installing new playgrounds at Roberts Square Park, 5200 W. Argyle, and Grace Zwiefka Thius Park, 4759 N. Lavergne. Both were selected for the Chicago Plays! playground replacement program after the surrounding communities nominated the playgrounds last year.

Friends of the Parks also needs volunteers to help spread the Fibar around the playgrounds. Fibar spreading will happen around Thius Park on Monday, July 21, from 10 am...

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The Chicago Park District and Friends of the Parks are in the process of installing new playgrounds at Roberts Square Park, 5200 W. Argyle, and Grace Zwiefka Thius Park, 4759 N. Lavergne. Both were selected for the Chicago Plays! playground replacement program after the surrounding communities nominated the playgrounds last year.

Friends of the Parks also needs volunteers to help spread the Fibar around the playgrounds. Fibar spreading will happen around Thius Park on Monday, July 21, from 10 am to 2 pm. The spreading will happen at Roberts Square Park Thursday, July 24, from 10 am to 2 pm.

You must be 18 to volunteer. You'll be working with wheel barrels, rakes, and other landscaping equipment, so make sure to wear close-toed shoes and dress appropriately. To volunteer or find more information contact Maria Stone at (312) 857-2757, ext 17, or via email.

  • When will Grace Zwiefka Thius park open? It looks completed. Fences still up.

  • Fences came down this afternoon.

Aug 12

Updated Aug 12

Gunnison and Nagle AND Nagle and Foster

Heading east on Gunnison from OakPark I saw a semi and police cars.

On my detour from that intersection I also saw police activity at Foster and Nagle.

This was at about 10:00 this morning.

Any word on what happened?

  • That's it? Good :). No injuries and no tragic news for anyone (right?)

  • just a minor ticket to the tow driver and a large bill from com ed! i was out of power for an hour!

Aug 11

Back to School Celebration for OLV!

Back To School Celebration with Dick Biondi
August 24th @ 12:00 PM
Come join us for a back to school treat at: Mia’s Gelato 4200 N. Central 60634
Dick Biondi will be there to help us welcome our students back to school this fall. Please invite your families, neighbors, and friends! Dick Biondi will be at Mia’s until 1:30 PM.
Please call if you have any questions!
(773) 283-2229

Aug 08

Updated Aug 09

Jefferson Park Sunday Market this Sunday!!!

Jefferson Park Sunday Market at our usual location at a Long & Lawrence Avenues, 9:30-1:30
Music: Andrew FJ aka Smokey Rivers - Rock & Roll + Blues covers
4 Greyhound Racers, a 501c3 that rescues and finds home for ex-greyhound racers, will be showing dogs for adoption.
Dave the Knife Sharpener
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

  • Merril Jefferson Park Sunday Market manager

    We checked the scales last time & the one vendor had a marked weight handy for anyone to confirm readings. They did note they'd found a problem with there scale a month ago, as it had gotten banged around in transit. They've since fixed it and are making every effort to alleviate concerns.

Aug 06

Updated Aug 08

  • It'll be nice to have something there; now let's hope someone can fill that empty Popeye's Chicken building on the same lot.

  • There is a Gladstone Park Neighborhood meeting on 8/19 at 7pm at St. Tarcissus. While the discussions will include airplane noise and the Milwaukee Ave. road diet, there is also a proposed liquor store which will be discussed. Hoping that the residents can have a voice in what comes into our neighborhood, so all ideas are welcome. I'd love a Starbucks nearby, too, semoore!

Jul 31

Updated Aug 05

1897 photo shows bike race through Jefferson Park

NW Chicago Historical Society comes across historic photo.
http://nadignewspapers.com/2014/07/31/riders-in-bike-race-in-1897/

Aug 01

Figment Festival Coming to Jefferson Park

I’m pleased to announce that the 45th ward will host the 2014 Figment Festival August 16 & 17 at Jefferson Memorial Park.

Figment is a two-day event showcasing participatory and interactive art from throughout the Midwest. The festival is designed to promote creativity, spontaneity, collaboration, dynamic communication and lots of fun.

For the second year, the KIDitarod Epic Wagon Race will be part of Figment. KIDitarod is a charity food drive, costumed beauty pageant, talent show, fundraiser and cuteness generator...

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I’m pleased to announce that the 45th ward will host the 2014 Figment Festival August 16 & 17 at Jefferson Memorial Park.

Figment is a two-day event showcasing participatory and interactive art from throughout the Midwest. The festival is designed to promote creativity, spontaneity, collaboration, dynamic communication and lots of fun.

For the second year, the KIDitarod Epic Wagon Race will be part of Figment. KIDitarod is a charity food drive, costumed beauty pageant, talent show, fundraiser and cuteness generator all in one. Teams of children dress up and race decorated wagons through the park to benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository. http://www.kiditarod.org

Find more information and sign up at the KIDitarod website. Registration is limited to 10 teams, so don't delay.

Learn more about this interesting and fun art festival at the Chicago Figment website. http://chicago.figmentproject.org/

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140731/jefferson-park/kiditarod-race-collect-food-raise-awareness-at-figment-festival

Jul 31

Bacci Express

Anyone know if the one at Jeff Park is closed for good?

Jul 29

Updated Jul 30

  • Thanks. Already plan on appealing. Will it work?

  • robin in WRP Tired and Cranky

    I've had our taxes reduced by as little as $0 to as much as $400. This year's reduction was $197

Jul 17

Updated Jul 30

Movies in the park - The Wizard of Oz

I'm proud to sponsor "The Wizard of Oz" on July 30th at Gladstone Park, 5421 N. Menard. Bring a picnic basket, blanket, and your friends and family and enjoy a movie in the parks. All movies begin at dusk, weather permitting. Call (312) 742-1134 for daily listings and weather-related cancellations.

http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/events/movies/

Jul 29

Updated Jul 29

3 more festivals coming to Jefferson Park in August!

1. Chicago Figment Chicago - August 16-17
FIGMENT Chicago catalyzes and celebrates an abundance of creativity and passion, challenging artists and our communities to find new ways to create, share, think, and dream. http://chicago.figmentproject.org/

2. Chicago Fringe Festival - Aug. 28 - Sept 7
50 Shows, 200 performers, 5 venues, right in the heart of Jefferson Park.
http://chicagofringe.org/

3. Taste of Polonia Festival - August 29 thru September 1, 2014
Over 30 bands with live music, great Polish food and Beer, Kid's Zone, Inside Casino, & more over Labor Day weekend. http://topchicago.org/

  • evam eva s, jpna member

    If you would like to show your "community" spirit, you can be a 'host' for the performers of the Fringe Festival by allowing someone to stay with you. Pls. contact them at their website.

Jul 17

Updated Jul 29

If you're a Jeff, this is your fest!

Do you have "Jeff" in your name? Free Admission for you and a guest, (Friday, July 25th only) to Jeff Fest Arts & Music Fest. www.jefffest.org

Prove it, please bring identification.

If your name isn't "Jeff" and your looking for a great deal check out this Groupon deal http://www.groupon.com/deals/jefferson-park-chamber-of-commerce-1

  • Archie Bunker

    will a printout of my my everyblock profile suffice? Sadly my real name isn't Jefferson :/

  • Well then I think it should become a street fest! A high admission price on top of overpriced food/alcohol makes for a very expensive outing. Where does the money they make go?

Jul 25

Updated Jul 27

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.

Jul 22

Updated Jul 26

Pizza Delivery People

Last night on 07/21/2014, a neighbor in the 5300 block of Windsor got a pizza around midnight. The entire neighborhood was treated to an impromptu Madonna concert by the delivery person. You could hear the stereo in his black SUV blasting down the entire block. When I told him that I didn't appreciate the loud music, he told me to call the F-ing cops.

He was a stocky white male with brown hair and a beard. If this is your guy pizza peeps, he's not representing your business well with the neighborhood.

  • Yeah, grammar cop. What about those obnoxious planes going over homes at midnight?

  • Umm, Noreen R...that's a different thread...maybe you should post your most recent comment there.

Jul 25

Consider visiting Paschke Art Center on way to JEFF FEST on July 25 to 27

Please stop by the Ed Paschke Art Center, 5415 W. Higgins Ave. (near Milwaukee Avenue) on your way to JEFF FEST this evening. Art center is open daily until 7 p.m. (free admission). Fest starts at 6 p.m. (enter near park pool, $7 admission). And tonight only: free festival admission if "jeff" is in your name (must show i.d. to qualify, July 25 only). Cover band Shape Shifter hits stage at 8:30 tonight. Lagunitas and Lake Effect brews. Gale Street Inn and Fischman's food truck among eating options. Drum circle returns to JEFF FEST this year on Sat. and Sun. JEFF Fest program can be downloaded at:
https://www.hightail.com/download/ZUczaUNNNDJvQnNYRHNUQw

Jul 23

Updated Jul 24

Alderman Arena at odds with Jefferson Park Advisory Council

Alderman wants council to increase its membership and has claimed that the recent council election, which resulted in an Arena aide not being elected, was not properly announced. Thousands have attended the council's free events at the park, but turnout to its meetings is low, which Friends of the Parks says is common for councils in the city. This is not the first time that the council and Arena have disagreed.
http://nadignewspapers.com/2014/07/23/arena-at-odds-with-park-council/

  • Maybe I'm missing something, what or who, is the Jeff Park Advisory Council pushing? Park advisory councils do not work independently, their guidelines come from the Chicago Park district. They answer to the Chicago Park District. Often community group members have political aspirations. Alderman Arena was an active member of a community group. Pamela is your point that an alderman should be involved in any group that may have someone with political aspirations? Sound like old time politics to me.

  • Mo, you can find out what the council has done and advocated for by reading DNA and Nadig articles about it. The council came up with some pretty grand plans that I am not sure the park or CPD solicited or were involved in. I don't really understand the rest of your post. I am just making observations based on the news, and then wondering about some things that don't make sense to me.

Jul 22

Updated Jul 22

3 days left to buy your Groupon for Jeff Fest Arts & Music Festival!

Jeff Fest Arts & Music Festival for One, Two, or Four with Lagunitas or Lake Effect Beers (Up to 47% Off)

http://www.groupon.com/deals/jefferson-park-chamber-of-commerce-1

  • The groupon for one person works out to $3/beer, for two is $2.75/beer, and for four is $2.50/beer

    If the list price is a reflection of beer price, there'll be $7 beers without the groupon.

    Definitely worth it :)

Jul 18

Site Maintenance - 7/19 at 9 p.m.

Hi Folks,

EveryBlock will be down for site maintenance starting Saturday, July 19th at 9 p.m. EST, and will be back online the morning of Sunday, July 20th. We appreciate your patience, and we apologize if you see this message in multiple neighborhoods.

Jul 17

Updated Jul 17

Jul 11

Updated Jul 16

Jefferson Park Sunday Market

This Sunday @ Long & Lawrence, 9:30-1:30.This market is going to the dogs! Tail Waggin Treats and Doggie attire will be joining us and if you don't have your own consider adopting. Reps will be out from 4 Greyhound Racers. Also Dave the Knife Sharpener will be on hand to handle all your knife sharpening needs. Wayward will be performing. Meatloaf-a-go-go's food truck will be there to add lunch options beyond our resident Tamales Express. More st www.JeffersonParkSundayMarket.com

  • evam eva s, jpna member

    Pls. don't let this mishap stop you from attending the Jefferson Park Sunday Market. The volunteers involved in setting this up do try their best to make this event a success. For many years there was no Farmers Market in Jeff Park. Let's all work together and enjoy a beautiful Sunday, coming out with the entire family. If you have some suggestions or you have someone you would like to see at the market, email:Jeffersonparksundaymarket@zoho.com Hope to see you there the 2nd & 4th Sundays of the month!

  • -Paddy- ChicagoNWside ' r

    "Jake" your obsession with me reveals your identity. DSM-V

Jul 15

Family activities for JEFF FEST announced

Festival will be held July 25 to 27 in Jefferson Memorial Park, 4822 N. Long Ave.
http://nadignewspapers.com/2014/07/15/the-arts-stage-and-kids-zone-will-entertain-families-at-jeff-fest/

Jul 12

Updated Jul 13

Seeking local artisans

Pop Up Table Space Available - Now you can rent a table for just one month

Attention local craft and food artisans! We have cleared out our center aisle to make room for our latest addition - pop up market space!! Now you can rent a table for a month, setup your goods, and we will sell them for you!

Table space is approximately 4' x 2' and there are three tables total. The table fee is $100 for the...

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Pop Up Table Space Available - Now you can rent a table for just one month

Attention local craft and food artisans! We have cleared out our center aisle to make room for our latest addition - pop up market space!! Now you can rent a table for a month, setup your goods, and we will sell them for you!

Table space is approximately 4' x 2' and there are three tables total. The table fee is $100 for the month. There is a sales commission fee of 10% + 3% to cover credit card transactions. The first open slot is August but you can move in as early as July 18th. At this time, we aren't accepting any jewelry.

This option is open to anyone currently selling on consignment or for any new artisans. The idea is to change the center aisle every month and give different artisans a chance to showcase their work.

In addition to the new table space, we also have one booth available for rent - this is for long term rental (versus the tables which are short term).

Please contact us for more info: market@localgoodschicago.com.

Jun 06

Updated Jul 13

Fishing Anyone?

My birthday is next week, and I'll be getting some shiny new fishing gear as my gift. Fishing is one of my absolute favorite things to do, and since I eat fish or seafood 2-3 times a week, it would be nice to take a few home to clean and cook up. Does anyone here have a favorite fishing spot? Any insider tips on fishing local waters? I have only ever spent "reel" time trying for bass and pan fish...

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My birthday is next week, and I'll be getting some shiny new fishing gear as my gift. Fishing is one of my absolute favorite things to do, and since I eat fish or seafood 2-3 times a week, it would be nice to take a few home to clean and cook up. Does anyone here have a favorite fishing spot? Any insider tips on fishing local waters? I have only ever spent "reel" time trying for bass and pan fish up at our cottage in Wisconsin and spent my childhood fishing for cats, bass, and 'gills down South. I know there are pike, muskie, crappie, and other varieties in the waters up here though. I'd like to try for some of the bigger boys once in awhile.

I'll be attending the fishing derby this weekend at Busse Woods, and think it's a great opportunity to get a feel for the waters here. Anyone have luck over there? The Derby is taking place at Grove 25, but there are SO MANY other areas to fish.

Have a favorite spot? A lure you swear by? Please share!!

  • i remeber rockys on the south side of navy peir when we use to walk on the rocks along the locks eat shrimp and drink some cold suds!
    but not any more!

  • southsideandy A South Side outpost in the heart of the N.W. Side

    Ogden Slip (the slip just south of North Pier) used to be a great place to catch perch too...we used to go bright and early.

    Then the city, I guess, didn't like the idea of people fishing, gutting and cooking perch right there on North Pier with the delicate tourists walking by, and they made it virtually un-fishable (this was a decade-plus ago...may be better now).

Jun 27

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Jul 10

Updated Jul 12

  • joanie Resident of Jefferson Park

    Agree Miesterburger. Seniors take their duty to vote very seriously. I wonder if Alderman Arena recalls the last municipal election in the AM hours? Seniors turned out heavily at the location where I was. Seniors are also very good at making sure their absentee votes are sent in.

  • joanie Resident of Jefferson Park

    Congrats on being muted 10 times in 8 days That_Guy. That's got to be a record. I even helped you out.

Jul 12

Robert's square picnic is at Jeff Park field house today!

Boucy house & all are inside due to the rain.

Jul 09

Updated Jul 11

Shooting at 4900 N Lamon

The Trib reports two people were shot around 3:15 this morning.

http://my.chicagotribune.com/#section/544/article/p2p-80753737/

  • Going to the CAPS meetings and getting involved is huge. If it is a gang shooting and there is gang activity in your area they will help you to organize positive loitering or have other ideas to take a stand and let the gangs know you aren't going to let them move into your neighborhood.

  • Jenny G. Forest Glen homeowner

    Not looking to "feel better" FourthGen. Stop assuming. Just looking to be informed.

Jul 08

Updated Jul 11

:: NEW DEVELOPMENT ::

A residential development is being proposed at a vacant lot located at 4812 - 4818 W. Montrose Ave. The proposal calls for 2 new 3-story buildings - 6 dwelling units in each.

I will host a community meeting on the proposal TOMORROW (07/09) evening at St John's Lutheran School - Chicago, IL (4939 W. Montrose Ave. - Fellowship Room) at 6:30 p.m.

Details of the proposal will be available during and after the meeting.

Project Developers: http://noahpropertieschicago.com/

Please share.

  • they are coming up with a protected dog walking lane in the parkway.

  • Basia_b Just a neighbor

    I did not go to the meeting because this is one of those instances where I don't think I'm going to make a difference. That building will be built. Sadly. And, I'm hoping that anyone who eventually lives there that does have a dog will walk it around the neighborhood- like anyone else. That's what neighborhoods are for, walking and talking and greeting etc.

Jul 10

OLV OPEN HOUSE

Our Lady of Victory School is having an open house on Thursday, August 14th from 6 PM to 7:30 PM. We currently have over 120 children in our Summer Program. We would love for you to come and check out what OLV has to offer. We are currently accepting enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year. OLV is located at 4434 N. Laramie Ave. Chicago, IL 60630. If you have any questions, please check out our website at: www.olvchicago.org, or call our school office at: (773) 283-2229.

Jul 09

Updated Jul 09

Back by popular demand, Shakespeare in the Parks returns to the 45th!

The Chicago Shakespeare Theater will be bringing a free production of A Midsummer Night's Dream to our neighborhood.

Frank J. Wilson Park
Saturday, August 2, 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 3, 4:00 p.m.
4630 N. Milwaukee Ave.

http://www.chicagoshakes.com/plays_and_events/parks2014

  • A&K

    We always enjoy going to the Shakespeare theatre at Navy pier. We try and go a few times a year. They never disappoint with the amount of effort that goes in to the plays. We are both big supporters of the arts. Especially in a city rich with theaters and...

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    We always enjoy going to the Shakespeare theatre at Navy pier. We try and go a few times a year. They never disappoint with the amount of effort that goes in to the plays. We are both big supporters of the arts. Especially in a city rich with theaters and galleries. Graffiti art under the bridges are a welcome addition. We hope that the turn out for midsummer nights dream is very full. The play has so much life and character. Especially with Barbara Gaines at the helm. She is the artistic director of the theatre. We hope to see you all out, we will both be trying our best to make it.

    Thanks to alderman Arena for spreading the word. Keep up the good work.

Jul 08

Updated Jul 09

Taft LSC may consider elimination of uniform portion of student dress code

Currently students required to wear dark pants, including jeans, and white-collared shirt. Does that requirement deter some children from choosing Taft? The LSC may explore that question.
http://nadignewspapers.com/2014/07/08/taft-lsc-will-explore-changes-to-student-dress-code/

  • Phil Huckelberry Green Party 38th Ward Committeeman

    Dress codes like this are silly at best.

    I understand saying there are things you can't wear but everyone having to wear a white-collared shirt in a public school - ugh. A thousand times ugh.

Jul 09

Avondale, Jeff Park, Sauganash

Fabulous new restaurant, Parachute from Top Chef, Beverly Kim at 3500 N Elston---wow! It was so delicious, hip and prices are great---

Jul 08

Jeff Park Chamber to hold general meeting on July 10 at the Gale Street Inn

Please mark your calendar and attend the Jefferson Park Chamber's general meeting at 8:15 a.m. Thursday, July 10, at the Gale Street Inn, 4914 N. Milwaukee Ave. Free parking is available in the TCF Bank parking lot.
The guest speaker will be State Rep. Robert Martwick. Free refreshments.
Chamber meetings are open to the public. Network with local business owners.

Jul 08

Jeff Fest Arts & Music Festival 2014 map and schedule

Mapping out your summer?

Check out this handy Jeff Fest Arts & Music Festival map and schedule. Everything you'll need to plan your day.

More details can be found on www.jefffest.org
www.facebook.com/pages/Jeff-Fest-Arts-Music-Festival/96599731822

Jul 08

July 9 community meeting set on Montrose-Cicero residential development

Plan calls for two three-story buildings, each with six living units at 4812-18 W. Montrose Ave.
http://nadignewspapers.com/2014/07/08/residential-project-proposed-for-vacant-lot-near-montrose-cicero/

Jul 08

OLV "Parking Lot Party"

Hello neighbors just a reminder that Our Lady of Victory School is having a block party this Sunday @ 1 PM. This event is BYOB and we will also be having a food truck from Fishman's coming and a jumpy house for the kids. Come and join us for music, games and more! Please invite your family, friends and neighbors. If you have any questions, please call us at (773) 283-2229. We are located at 4434 N. Laramie Chicago, IL 60641. See you then!!!!

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