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missing dog

GERMAN Shepard mix, lost near Race and Hoyne.. please call 312 218 5878 her name is Mimi

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New in town (from AZ) and in need of Playdates for 18-month-old!

We just moved from Arizona and living here is a big lifestyle change for us, however, we have yet to meet other moms and toddlers! I would love it if we could get the opportunity to organize a playdate sometime soon.

I've joined this site and meetup groups. If you would like to share some suggestions or ideas, please do!

We live close to Damen and Grand.

  • gingervitis I like warm hugs.

    Is it through the Chicago Park District? That sounds awesome!

  • Yes, the Chicago Park District has lots of programs for kids. I started bringing my kids when they were very small and met many wonderful people through the programs at the Smith Park. My kids grown now and still participate in adult programs like softball, floor hockey, and basketball at Smith :)

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Trick or Treating, Just Moved From AZ

Hi everyone, we just moved from Arizona and I'm just getting to know this awesome town. Was wondering if you could help me out with this question:

Was wondering how trick or treating works in this neighborhood since we came from a very traditional suburb where every home is a single-family home. We have a toddler and we weren't sure if we should really go knocking on certain doors...especially those that have more than several units.

Do you have any suggestions or a guide to what we should be doing? Should we just go about our way like we did in Arizona?

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    We are in the same neighborhood near Talcott. This is our first Halloween in this neighborhood, and I expect great trick-or-treating for my kids this year and expect to get lots of kids at our house because the neighborhood seems to be predominantly single family homes. There are lots of...

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    We are in the same neighborhood near Talcott. This is our first Halloween in this neighborhood, and I expect great trick-or-treating for my kids this year and expect to get lots of kids at our house because the neighborhood seems to be predominantly single family homes. There are lots of kids in this area, too. I think we'll be able to go door to door around here.

    We used to live only 4 blocks away, but it was almost all condos and NOBODY gave out candy on Halloween. You can also try the businesses along Chicago Ave, but none really give out chocolate (the "good stuff" to me), mostly hard candy.

    Have fun!!

  • gingervitis I like warm hugs.

    I'm really beginning to think we lucked out on picking the right neighborhood to live in...haha

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Bartering in UK - HP - West Town

Hey y'all! Just spreading the word on a new growing community project we have going on! We were discussing on EveryBlock (UK) some different ways that we can foster that "neighborhood feel" ....and then this was born! Feel free to post something you need or want, and hopefully the more people who join, the more trading and happy bartering we can get goin! If you want to comment about "why barter?" feel free, I'm totally up for the discussion. Please share with neighborhood peeps!

https://www.facebook.com/barteronthewestside

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Beat 1221 CAPS Meeting

The Beat 1221 CAPS meeting is Wednesday, November 5 at 7 pm at the Smith Park Field House. Among topics to be discussed include recent garage and home burglaries and attempted burglaries and tips for having packages reach you safely during the holiday season.

This will be our last meeting of 2014. Our meetings are the first Wednesday of odd months. Our first meeting of 2015 is January 4.

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Smith Park: Mayor Emanuel promotes Tasty Treats and Safer Streets

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is collaborating with all the Chicago Park District’s, community organizations, block clubs, Faith and Action leaders, businesses, and community leaders to get involved on October 31, 2014 from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. to help keep Chicago comunities safe on Halloween.

Smith Park and Smith Park Advisory Council, located at 2526 West Grand Ave. will be passing out candy to all trick-or-treaters. A special thank you goes out to Kathy Smith, president of Smith Park Neighborhood Alliance,...

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel is collaborating with all the Chicago Park District’s, community organizations, block clubs, Faith and Action leaders, businesses, and community leaders to get involved on October 31, 2014 from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. to help keep Chicago comunities safe on Halloween.

Smith Park and Smith Park Advisory Council, located at 2526 West Grand Ave. will be passing out candy to all trick-or-treaters. A special thank you goes out to Kathy Smith, president of Smith Park Neighborhood Alliance, (SPNA) for donating extra candy to the park. SPNA request all community members to visit Smith Park for your treat.

Smith Park will playing Spooky sounds and have strobe lights on with a fog machine as you enter the park’s field house. This year, to keep our youth safe, Park District Superintendent Michael Kelly has ordered all field houses to remain open until 9 p.m. There will be open gym and basketball for anyone interested in putting together a game.

Just a few precautionary measurers to remember for Halloween: Many will
have on amazing costumes, please ensure your costumes have some type of reflector on it so motorist can see you when crossing the street. A flash light or glow lights will also help to let others know you are present. If possible, have an adult with you when trick-or-treating or walk in groups.

We hope everyone has a wonderful and safe Halloween.
David Ramos president, Nani Almendarez vice president, Dave Hunt treasurer, Ellen Ernst secretary.

  • Smith Park Neighborhood Alliance (SPNA) Neighborhood Association

    The candy donations came from many residents of the Smith Park Neighborhood. We do this annually. Any neighbor who wants to donate can take bagged candy to the field house. They will receive a sign they can hang on their gate or door indicating to trick or treaters that they can get their candy at the park.

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10 Things to Do

...are almost sold out, so act now. Nov. 7, 6 p.m. $350. Morgan Manufacturing, 401 N. Morgan St.

...he's resting on his laurels. Nov. 7, 8 p.m. $40-$50. City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St., 312-733-9463...

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...grown-up way to spend Halloween. Oct. 31, 8 p.m. $35-$50. Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave., 312-294-3000...

...again. Nov. 1, 2:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. $12. Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., 773-871-6604...

...2, 1 p.m. $25 to attend, $20 entrance fee for participants. Geja's Cafe, 340 W. Armitage Ave., 773-281-9101...

...version to Chicago, and it has charmed the critics. Through Dec. 7. $39. Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., 773-975-8150...

...Rondi Reed and John Mahoney. Nov. 10, 7 p.m. $35, VIP $75. Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., 773-327-5252...

...leaving the late-night rat race. Nov. 16, 7 p.m. $35-$55. Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., 800-745-3000...

...p.m. General admission $125, VIP $175, Tastemaker $275. Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St.

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Park Improvements; $50,000 Raffle; Round ups

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.

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...

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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...

...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...

...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

...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.

...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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The 13 Best Smaller Venues In Chicago

Bottom Lounge is located at 1375 W. Lake St.

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The Hideout is located at 1354 W. Wabansia Ave.

B.L.U.E.S. is located at 2519 N. Halsted St.

The Burlington is located at 3425 W. Fullerton Ave.

Lincoln Hall is located at 2424 N. Lincoln Ave.

Schubas Tavern is located at 3159 N. Southport Ave.

Martyrs’ is located at 3855 N. Lincoln Ave.

Reggie’s is located at 2105 S. State St.

Mayne Stage is located at 1328 W. Morse Ave.

Constellation is located at 3111 N. Western Ave.

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Find out how taxes/TIFs in the 27th Ward have been spent

Just saw this and thought others might be interested.

There is a free meeting about how our taxes/TIFs in the 27th Ward have been spent and allocated, and more. The meeting is on Thursday, November 6, from 6:30pm - 8:30pm, at 1044 W Randolph St.

I’ve always wondered where our taxes were going, how it was being spent, and whether it was being spent on things needed, like parks, schools, traffic relieve.

The meeting is being hosted by Gabe Beukinga, candidate for 27th Ward Alderman, and Tom Tresser of the CivicLab TIF Illumination Project.

Here’s a URL for more information:
http://tinyurl.com/27thWard-TIF-Forum

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Events coming up in film, arts, music, performance

The Mars Gallery, 1139 W. Fulton Market St., will offer an eyeful of Hollywood celebrities in the buff—including Olivia Munn, Pamela Anderson, Taraji P. Henson, Kim Basinger, Christina Applegate and Alicia Silverstone—in the exhibit "Naked Ambition: 25 Years of PETA's Sexy Celebrity Ads."

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Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles presents "Women in Music"—a celebration featuring female composers, conductors and performers—at Preston Bradley Center, 941 W. Lawrence Ave., on Sunday, Nov. 16, at 3 p.m.

The Poetry Foundation and the Chicago Humanities Festival will feature a talk by lesbian New York poet Eileen Myles at the foundation, 61 W. Superior St., on Sunday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m.

The 4th Annual Over the Rainbow, a benefit to raise money and awareness for those who struggle with cancer in the LGBT community, will be held Nov. 12 at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted, 7-10 p.m.

A free screening of The Homestretch—a film about three homeless Chicago teens, one of them LGBT—will take place Thursday, Nov. 13, at Berry United Methodist Church, 4754 N. Leavitt St., at 7 p.m.

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High time to vote out ineffective politicians

26th Ward Residents:

You have to admire the skills of politicians who do an extraordinary job of ''divide and conquer.''

They are masters of sleight of hand, smoke and mirrors, and voodoo economics - all in the guise of doing what is right for the ward while creating such division among its people we stand alone.

And mired in all this ''flapdoodle,'' the average Chicagoan - befuddled by rhetoric, the manipulations of statistics, the-out-of-context quotes, the spin of news agencies...

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26th Ward Residents:

You have to admire the skills of politicians who do an extraordinary job of ''divide and conquer.''

They are masters of sleight of hand, smoke and mirrors, and voodoo economics - all in the guise of doing what is right for the ward while creating such division among its people we stand alone.

And mired in all this ''flapdoodle,'' the average Chicagoan - befuddled by rhetoric, the manipulations of statistics, the-out-of-context quotes, the spin of news agencies - takes a side, believes it, defends it, becomes frustrated when nothing changes, relies on their representative to tell them who to blame and then becomes angry when the status quo doesn't improve for the majority.

The Chicago City Council has a current approval rating below 30 percent. And yet, defying all logic, Chicagoans don't fire their employees. At least eight out of 10 Aldermen should be fired!

Even though corporations and the 1 percent contribute millions to their candidates, we do have power: We can vote! Every one of us should forget party lines and vote those currently in power out on their derrieres.
Allow the newbies to have a positive impact, and if they don't, vote them out. Eventually, the message will be received that you can't fool Chicagoan anymore. Let's take the power back and vote the bums out!

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Music notes: Chris Brown to play Arlington Heights' H.O.M.E. Bar

...Lyenn are also on the bill. 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, at Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Chicago. $25. Go to bottomlounge.com...

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...Noise FM, Blackbox and Rebel Rebel. 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at Double Door, 1572 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. $10. Go to doubledoor.com...

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Street lights out

I have called 311 and visited Cityofchicago.org 11 times in the past two weeks to report several blocks with the street lights out around Eckhart Park. If you happen to live on Elizabeth St, Fry St, Chestnut St (surrounding Eckhart Park. Please help and report these entire blocks out. Car break-ins have been occurring nightly and alcohol and drug consumption in parked cars along Eckhart Park is at an all time high (no pun intended). This is also the area the 7 gunshot were reported last week. Thanks to everyone for helping get this issue reported and resolved.

  • Well as a city employee I can only say keep calling in with your concerns. with the past Mayor and current one they have layed off many people. The city is expecting miracles with skeleton crews.

  • I had the same trouble in the 1500 block of Adams Street over the summer. I called for 3 months at least. I got the Alderman involved too. I even got text messages from the City advising me that the light was replaces...which was not true. Finally I saw a...

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    I had the same trouble in the 1500 block of Adams Street over the summer. I called for 3 months at least. I got the Alderman involved too. I even got text messages from the City advising me that the light was replaces...which was not true. Finally I saw a crew in the neighborhood working in the alley. They said that the lights were not on the list for replacement but they agreed to repair it.

    I think you have to keep calling. This is a good venue to get the word out.

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Construction Thieves

Hi all - there are two white males aged 35-45 that drive a red/tan ford truck (it's a truck that has a "backseat") with two "sawhorses" for a ladder rack in the tailgate of their truck who we caught stealing from us on video surveillance. We believe these two men are also responsible for an apartment break-in across the street from us about 6-7 months ago.
We were gone this weekend and they cut the chain to our back gate...

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Hi all - there are two white males aged 35-45 that drive a red/tan ford truck (it's a truck that has a "backseat") with two "sawhorses" for a ladder rack in the tailgate of their truck who we caught stealing from us on video surveillance. We believe these two men are also responsible for an apartment break-in across the street from us about 6-7 months ago.
We were gone this weekend and they cut the chain to our back gate and then came the next night and stole a piece of construction equipment off of my husband's van.
We made a police report and are giving them the surveillance.
I'll post a copy of the video of the men and the truck to this site. Just FYI.
We are at Greenview and Chestnut.

  • I am sorry that you had this problem. Thank you for sharing the details. We will keep a look-out for these guys. Please keep us posted on an updates.

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