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    DECONVERT EXISTING 2 DWELLING UNITS BUILDING TO SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE W/ INTERIOR RENOVATION AS PER PLANS. **CERTIFIED PLANS CORRECTIONS: CONDITIONAL PERMIT SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS **

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St. Hyacinth Basilica School in Avondale to Close at the End of School Year

Another school that will close is Saint Agatha Catholic Academy, 3151 W. Douglas Blvd. It's slated to become an early childhood center, officials said.

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• St. Ladislaus, 3330 North Lockwood Ave.

• St. Turibius, 4120 West 57th St.

• St. Rene Goupil, 6340 South New England Ave.

Two schools in the city will merge: St. Dorothy School, 7740 S. Eberhart Ave. and St. Columbanus, at 7120 South Calumet Ave. The new school will be called the Augustus Tolton Catholic Academy. It'll be located at St. Columbanus.

Two schools in the city will merge: St. Dorothy School, 7740 S. Eberhart Ave. and St. Columbanus, at 7120 South Calumet Ave. The new school will be called the Augustus Tolton Catholic Academy. It'll be located at St. Columbanus.

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Park Improvements; $50,000 Raffle; Round ups

...Governor Pat Quinn announced capital investments of State funds for field houses in Douglas Park, 1401 S. Sacramento Dr., $1.5 million; Dvorak Park, 1119 W. Cullerton Ave., $600,000; McKinley Park, 2210 W...

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...program are invited to an open house, Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 1 p.m. at 222 N. LaSalle St., 7th floor. For more information, log on to www.aarp.org/experience-corps/experience-corpsvolunteer...

Armour Square Park at 3309 S. Shields Ave. offers fitness classes and athletic programs. Stop by the park or call (312) 747-6012 for more information.

...artist, are on display now through Sunday, Jan. 18. The Art Institute is located at 111 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 443-3600...

p.m. at 2010 W. Carroll Ave. Enjoy meat and vegetarian chili, beer, gelato, a raffle, and a Day of the Dead celebration. Tickets are $15 online or $20 at the door. Log on http://artsoflife.org/chili or call (312) 829-2787.

De La Salle Institute operates its Institute Campus for Young Men at 3434 S. Michigan Ave. and Lourdes Hall Campus for Young Women at 1040 W. 32nd Pl. De La Salle will host open houses on Friday, Nov. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 6, from 9 a.m. to noon at both the Lourdes

De La Salle Institute operates its Institute Campus for Young Men at 3434 S. Michigan Ave. and Lourdes Hall Campus for Young Women at 1040 W. 32nd Pl. De La Salle will host open houses on Friday, Nov. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 6, from 9 a.m. to noon at both the Lourdes

At Benton House, 3052 S. Gratten Ave., find out about public benefits such as supplemental nutrition assistance and citizenship application help. Call (773) 927-6420 or email info@bentonhouse.org.

...offers those ages 12 through 18 a safe and relaxing atmosphere at its Youth Center, 3528 S. Hermitage Ave. Teens can get help with homework, play sports, and interact with other teens. The center...

...Nov. 8, at 6:30 p.m. at Nativity of Our Lord Church Hall at 653 W. 37th St. Tables of ten cost $200. Individual tickets cost $20. Best decorated fall themed table wins...

...773) 429-4312 or toconnell@brrice.org for more information. Brother Rice is located at 10001 S. Pulaski Rd.

Centers for New Horizons at 4150 S. King Dr. helps children, young people, and families to become self-reliant through offerings at seven locations...

...Collection won a grand prize in Steam Studio’s fashion contest. The school is at 2189 W. Bowler St. Call (312) 491-1600...

...for field houses in Douglas Park, 1401 S. Sacramento Dr., $1.5 million; Dvorak Park, 1119 W. Cullerton Ave., $600,000; McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Rd., $543,750; and Sherman Park, 1301 W...

...Sacramento Dr., $1.5 million; Dvorak Park, 1119 W. Cullerton Ave., $600,000; McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Rd., $543,750; and Sherman Park, 1301 W 52nd St., $300,000. For more information, call...

...Cullerton Ave., $600,000; McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Rd., $543,750; and Sherman Park, 1301 W 52nd St., $300,000. For more information, call (312) 814-3158...

Chicago Sinfonietta, Redmoon, and Brazilian guest conductor Lucia Matos will celebrate Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in music at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave., Monday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m. Call (312) 294-3000

CivicLab will host a book discussion on the Mondays of Nov. 3 and 17 and Dec. 1 on the book Marxism and Freedom From 1776 Until Today by Raya Dunayevskaya at 9 p.m. CiviLab is at 114 N. Aberdeen St. Call (312) 857-6485.

...Development Center celebrated its new home with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Oct. 15 at 1312 S. Racine Ave. The program is located inside Fosco Park’s Community Center. A reception and tours took...

At Evergreen Academy, 3537 S. Paulina St., eighth grade social studies teacher Paul Kanelos recently received a $1,500 grant from the...

Jodi Pinkerton became principal of Galileo Scholastic Academy on Nov. 1. She succeeds Jorge Macias, who had been principal since 2010. The school is located at 820 S. Carpenter St. Call (773) 534-7070.

...Church meets Saturdays at 5 p.m. at Grace Place. Grace Place is located at 637 S. Dearborn St. Log on to www.gracechicago.org...

Holy Trinity Croatian, 1850 S. Throop St., holds bingo every Thursday. Doors open at 5 p.m.; bingo starts at 7 p.m. Call (312) 534-8200.

Lil’ Buds Theater Co., 1206 W. Rosedale Ave., offers studio classes for youngsters. Adventures in Imagination is for ages three through six, Create...

...567-8800. To learn more, visit www.mercychicago.org. The medical center is located at 2525 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 567-2000...

Friends of the Parks chose the Palmisano Park Advisory Council for its 2014 Volunteer in the Parks Award for outstanding park advisory council. The council’s president is Maureen Sullivan, a candidate for 11th Ward Alderman. The park is located at 2700 S. Halsted St. Call (312) 747-6497.

The Randolph Street Market Festival at 1340 W. Washington St. is home to the Chicago Antique Market, Indie Designer Market, Modern Vintage Chicago, and the...

...to experience college life. For more information, call (312) 341-3511. Roosevelt is located at 430 S. Michigan Ave.

St. Barbara Parish at 2859 S. Throop St. hosts bingo every Thursday night in the church hall. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., and games start at 6:35 p.m. For further information call (312) 842-7979 or visit www.stbarbarachicago.org.

...given Saturday, Jan. 10, from 8 a.m. to noon. The school is located at 1076 W. Roosevelt Rd. Call (312) 421-5900 or log on to www.ignatius.org...

The St. Matthew Lutheran Church soup kitchen has received a new freezer from Good Samaritan Ministries of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Palatine, IL. The church still seeks donations for roof repair and a new boiler. It is located at 2108 W. 21st St. Call (773) 847-6458.

St. Pius V Parish runs a thrift store at 1701 W. 18th Pl. from Monday through Friday and on Saturday mornings. Call (312) 226-6234. The Casa Juan Diego Youth Center at 2020 S. Blue Island Ave. is open Monday through Friday until 8 p.m. and Saturdays through 4 p.m. Call (312) 421-7647.

St. Pius V Parish runs a thrift store at 1701 W. 18th Pl. from Monday through Friday and on Saturday mornings. Call (312) 226-6234. The Casa Juan Diego Youth Center at 2020 S. Blue Island Ave. is open Monday through Friday until 8 p.m. and Saturdays through 4 p.m. Call (312) 421-7647.

St. Therese Chinese Catholic School, 247 W. 23rd St., is holding a raffle with $50,000 in prizes: a grand prize of $38,888...

Log on to http://soundsofthesouthloop.com/web/home.aspx. The church is located at 1936 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 225-4951.

Call (312) 421-3757. The shrine is located at 1224 W. Lexington St.

Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church, 600 E. 35th St., will present men’s day worship service on Sunday, Nov. 9, at 11 a.m. Geoffrey Hall will moderate. A reception will follow in Register Hall. Call (312) 225-5300.

Alderman Danny Solis (25th) holds ward night every Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in his office at 1800 S. Blue Island Ave. Call (773) 523-4100 or e-mail ward25chicago@gmail.com.

...the lake. Registration and check-in start at 12:30 p.m. at Dearborn Station, 47 W. Polk St. The self-guided tour begins at Dearborn Station, and participants can walk the route or...

...edu or log on to www.southloopschool.net for more information. The school is at 1212 S. Plymouth Ct.

Taylor Lauridsen Park, 704 W. 42nd St., will host grammar school co-ed basketball leagues on Tuesday and Wednesday nights starting Tuesday, Nov. 4. Call (312) 747-6729.

The University of Illinois at Chicago will host its 17th annual Power of Nursing leadership conference Thursday, Nov. 6, at Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave. Log on to www.nursing.uic.edu/pnl.

...and boredom. The play runs Friday through Sunday, Nov. 14 through 23, at UIC Theatre, 1044 W. Harrison St. Log on to http://theatreandmusic.uic.edu/eventdetails/218/199 for more information and to...

...presentation, principals said they would spend their shares on technology. The UVA is located at 1453 W. Taylor St. Call (312) 243-3773...

Urban Prairie Waldorf School, 1220 W. Lexington St., will host open houses at 9:30 a.m. on the Saturdays of Nov. 15 and Dec. 13. Call (312) 733-5537 or log on to www.urbanprairie.org for more information.

Send news of events to be held “around the neighborhood” by the 15th of the month before the month they are to occur to William S. Bike, Around the Neighborhood, Gazette, 1335 W. Harrison St., Chicago, IL 60607-3318, fax (312) 243-4270, or e-mail pr@gazettechicago.com.

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Tears Fall as Officials Announce Closing of Six Catholic Schools in Chicago

Another school that will close to current families is Saint Agatha Catholic Academy, 3151 W. Douglas Blvd., which will become an Early Childhood Center, officials said.

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• St. Hyacinth, 3640 West Wolfram St.

• St. Ladislaus, 3330 North Lockwood Ave.

• St. Turibius, 4120 West 57th St.

Two other schools in the city will merge: St. Dorothy School, 7740 S. Eberhart Ave. and St. Columbanus, at 7120 South Calumet Ave. The school will be named the Augustus Tolton Catholic Academy and be located at St. Columbanus.  

Two other schools in the city will merge: St. Dorothy School, 7740 S. Eberhart Ave. and St. Columbanus, at 7120 South Calumet Ave. The school will be named the Augustus Tolton Catholic Academy and be located at St. Columbanus.  

  • All they have to do is sell one painting from the Vatican, keep them all open then dry up their tears. Of course, DNAinfo is a slanted news source and how do we know if this is true or how your reporter feels?

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Video from City Club of Chicago Panel on School Closings in Chicago

The City Club of Chicago hosted a panel discussion on school closings in Chicago on October 23, 2014. The panel included Tom Tyrell, Chief Operating Officer of Chicago Public Schools; Carlos Azcoitia, a member of the Chicago Board of Education; Andrea Zopp, a member of the Chicago Board of Education; Carol Caref, PhD, Research Director for the Chicago Teachers Union and myself. I spoke from my experiences as the co-founder of the Lawndale Alliance. My speaking points are outlined below....

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The City Club of Chicago hosted a panel discussion on school closings in Chicago on October 23, 2014. The panel included Tom Tyrell, Chief Operating Officer of Chicago Public Schools; Carlos Azcoitia, a member of the Chicago Board of Education; Andrea Zopp, a member of the Chicago Board of Education; Carol Caref, PhD, Research Director for the Chicago Teachers Union and myself. I spoke from my experiences as the co-founder of the Lawndale Alliance. My speaking points are outlined below.

We have found the CPS bureaucracy to be unwilling to work with the community. A broad base of North Lawndale stakeholders, including the CAC and elected officials put together an alternative plan for school closures that included plans for school improvement and a comprehensive array of community resources to provide support. We sent the plan to CPS and they ignored it. We invited them to a press conference to review the plan and they refused to come out. After schools were closed we sent emails asking for assistance in understanding the budget, and never got an answer. They refused to answer a FOIA request for information regarding the impact of school closures on budgets and programs. We invited them to participate in town hall meetings and they refused.

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Should Pastors Get Involved in Politics?

Sun-Times columnist Mary Mitchell wrote a provocative column, "Preachers Belong in the Pulpit, Not in Politics", (http://politics.suntimes.com/article/springfield/preachers-belong-pulpit-not-politics/mon-10272014-801pm) and got me to really thinking. I believe that ministers should be engaged in the civic activities of communities, educating their congregations about issues and providing a forum through which ideas may be shared. Churches should be relevant to their congregations and local communities without compromising their roles in being the "salt of the earth", so to speak.

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    Mrs. Andrasko is asking for $2184.47:
    My students need these tablets to work interactively doing work in science. These would be great to explore physical science and anatomy interactives.
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To Flee, or Not to Flee

Consideration for the quality of housing, transportation, recreation, education, affordability, security and more go into selecting a place to live and raise your family.

Security is probably the highest concern of any parent. Fear of one's environment is the demon that has always crippled our spiritual growth and peace of mind. We can always run and flee in search of that fundamental right to be free of the ugly bully who might live next door or down the street, or stands insidiously on the corner. Participating and getting involved with your neighbors and organizations is one method of giving your community what you want to receive from your community.

  • Rochelle North Lawndale Resident since 1959

    Thanks for this information. I had no idea LAMP existed; I just liked it on Facebook and posted the link to all of the pages I am on. Now other people in North Lawndale will know about it as well. It is definitely a program that every neighborhood could use, and yes I will support it and add it to my resource directory.

  • SIR SEL OF NORTH LAWNDALE AND BEYOND I'm a community filth and fear fighter

    God will fight our battles, but we must throw the first punch.

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28th Ward Property Tax and Valuation Appeal Forum

The Cook County Board of Review is currently open to accept property valuation appeals for West Chicago Township. My office is partnering with 28th Ward Alderman Jason C. Ervin to host a property valuation appeal forum for West Chicago Township for those who believe the value of their property has decreased, while their tax assessment has remained high.

Attending this session will provide you with the opportunity to address any concerns you may have regarding the 2014 property tax cycle....

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The Cook County Board of Review is currently open to accept property valuation appeals for West Chicago Township. My office is partnering with 28th Ward Alderman Jason C. Ervin to host a property valuation appeal forum for West Chicago Township for those who believe the value of their property has decreased, while their tax assessment has remained high.

Attending this session will provide you with the opportunity to address any concerns you may have regarding the 2014 property tax cycle. My office will assist you in properly preparing your appeal, which will be payable in 2015. Please be sure to bring your property tax bill and other evidence you believe provides proof of your property’s true value, such as a current appraisal.

Property owners may also submit property valuation appeals online at www.CookCountyBoardOfReview.com or at the office of Commissioner Larry Rogers, Jr. in the Cook County Building located at 118 N. Clark, Room 601, Chicago, IL 60602.

The Board of Review does not assess property, set tax rates, or collect taxes. The Board of Review is charged with handling all property valuation appeals in Cook County. There is no fee to file an appeal, and in most cases an attorney is not necessary.

For further information about appealing property taxes, contact Commissioner Rogers’ office at (312) 603-5540. Office hours are Monday – Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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15th and Christiana

hello everyone,i am wondering if anyone can give me some insight about the area as me and my three kids are moving that way soon.Any info good or bad will be greatly appriciated.Thank you very much.

  • A friend recently moved from that block because she said there was an increase in gang activity. I don't mean to add any unnecessary fear but just wanted you to know. Yes there is crime everywhere. I would suggest looking on Chicago Tribune's crime map or another site to see the type of activity that happens around there.

  • Thank u,I recently been doing research and found its the highest crime rate,I acted on impulse and do to low income it was affordable but now I'm having second thoughts,I just needed to move out my in laws place.

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