37 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Speed Cameras

I have been thinking about the issue of speed cameras, I think it's fair to say their only true purpose is to make money for the city, it's just another tax, I would prefer a Cop with a radar, A speed camera can't pullover a motorist, a Cop can, a speed camera can't search a car for weapons or drugs, a Cop can, A speed camera won't deter a criminal driving past it at 2AM in the morning a Cop can, a speed camera can't react to a crime in progress a Cop can, unfortunately our the political leadership in this city Knows the "cost of everything and the value of nothing" just a little Carmen sense!

  • You are not getting it. I do not think it is wrong to "speed" as long as it's not excessive. It's an arbitrary limit enforced by the government just as some expressways outside of Illinois have 70 mph zones instead of 65. Fortunately they have or are going to raise...

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    You are not getting it. I do not think it is wrong to "speed" as long as it's not excessive. It's an arbitrary limit enforced by the government just as some expressways outside of Illinois have 70 mph zones instead of 65. Fortunately they have or are going to raise certain stretches of highways in Illinois to 70 mph.

    35 mph is not fast on certain roads or at certain times. Like the aforementioned Forest Preserve Dr. I can't speed on Irving even if I WANTED to during rush hours or during times with high-pedestrian activity because of the traffic so it's a mute point there.

    Speed cameras are a money grab, plain and simple, and that's my gripe. Just be honest about it. It's fine if you agree with them, but the safety issue is a crock or a fortunate side effect. It is not for safety at all. School kids and park kids nearly get hit because they don't pay attention. They don't follow your precious rules either. There was a girl jaywalking on Irving yesterday who started yelling at a driver because they didn't stop to let her cross. There are others on cell phones or blatantly playing a game of chicken with a two-ton vehicle because they feel entitled.

    How in the world did you survive into adulthood without the speed and red-light cameras, the speed humps and all the other measures? It's almost as if someone told you to look right, look left, then look right again before crossing. CRAZY.

  • i don't like the people that walk extra slow and leer at you, even thou you are stopping for them, they are almost tempting you to hit them..... maybe its just me.

    just cross the street normally for god sake.

    on a separate note today i was going down Lawrence...

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    i don't like the people that walk extra slow and leer at you, even thou you are stopping for them, they are almost tempting you to hit them..... maybe its just me.

    just cross the street normally for god sake.

    on a separate note today i was going down Lawrence and there were two ladies that ran up to the crosswalk, i braked hard and waved for them to go, they just looked at me. i was the only car there on either side. i kept waving... i put the car in park. they decided to cross. i think they were so surprised i stopped they did not know what to do.

    i agree with speed being relative, some people will do 40 on Irving and drive safely, and then you have some people weaving in out and hitting 50 in the stretch.

    almost 100% of the time i cross a busy street at a light, and i am still careful. i cross quickly and wave at any cars that maybe waiting.

    i don't understand jaywalking, i think it is a risk and in areas of high jaywalking they should do crackdowns and write tickets... it is for public safety.

    dmv says punish people that don't obey the rules, well breaking the rule of jaywalking can be punishable by death.

    sometimes i am focused on the road in front of me and even when even doing the speed limit it is hard to identify if there is someone at a specific crosswalk to cross due to trees, parked cars etc,. i think by the time some drivers see them, the driver figures it is too late and maybe safer for the driver to drive pass then to slam on the brakes for the people on the corner that may or may not cross. there have been times i stopped for people and they are just standing on the corner facing the street being defective.

    i think they should pass the law that you can only cross busy streets at lights, but if they want to make exceptions i think they need to put a stop sign that lights up when they push a button to cross, may be the cheapest solution, can be solar powered etc.

2 days ago

Updated 5 hours ago

O'Hare Must Be A Good Neighbor

I am extremely disappointed that the Federal Aviation Administration has decided to ignore pleas from three members of Congress, dozens of aldermen and suburban elected officials, and thousands of resident to complete a new environmental impact study on the impacts of the O'Hare Modernization Plan.

The O'Hare Modernization Plan, which was first proposed over a decade ago, was approved at the local, state and federal level. It appears that residents did not have the correct data to judge the impact...

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I am extremely disappointed that the Federal Aviation Administration has decided to ignore pleas from three members of Congress, dozens of aldermen and suburban elected officials, and thousands of resident to complete a new environmental impact study on the impacts of the O'Hare Modernization Plan.

The O'Hare Modernization Plan, which was first proposed over a decade ago, was approved at the local, state and federal level. It appears that residents did not have the correct data to judge the impact of the plan. Additionally, none of the public meetings were located in areas impacted by the changes.

Despite this, the FAA Administrator has the audacity to call the process "one of the most comprehensive" ever conducted. I could not disagree more. Any process that seems designed to shut out public input is not legitimate.

I will continue to support the efforts of U.S. Reps. Mike Quigley, Tammy Duckworth, and Jan Schakowsky to bring about new FAA hearings into the our aircraft noise issues and the modernization plan.

In the mean time, I attend every O'Hare Noise Compatibility Commission (ONCC) meeting and support the commission working toward solutions such as an expansion of the 'fly quiet' program by the Chicago Department of Aviation, more noise monitors on the far Northwest Side, and the inclusion of more residential homes in the O'Hare noise abatement program.

I will continue to strongly advocate for those solutions.

The ONCC monitors and tracks complaints made by residents within communities impacted by the airport and air traffic overhead. I encourage you to log your aircraft noise complaints through the city's website.

https://servicerequest.cityofchicago.org/web_intake_chic/Controller?op=csrform&restrict_loc=Y&invSRType=AVN

The complaints will be used for future discussions with the ONCC, FAA, and Chicago Department of Aviation. Please do not hesitate to contact my office should you have further questions regarding this issue.

  • Jac Charlier AKA Citizen Jac Finding Solutions to Shared Community Challenges

    Join the Fair Allocation in Runways (FAiR) Coalition. We are the leading voice for residents impacted by the October 2013 changes made to O'Hare runway takeoff and landing patterns. www.fairchicago.org

    These changes were made without any real community input. FAiR seeks an equitable distribution of traffic East and West, North...

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    Join the Fair Allocation in Runways (FAiR) Coalition. We are the leading voice for residents impacted by the October 2013 changes made to O'Hare runway takeoff and landing patterns. www.fairchicago.org

    These changes were made without any real community input. FAiR seeks an equitable distribution of traffic East and West, North and South, day and night using all runways. FAiR was founded 18 months ago and has repeatedly moved the needle on the issue to ensure citizens are made aware of what has happened and work together to find solutions FAiR is city and suburbs together. www.fairchicago.org

    Have questions? Just ask. Jac.charlier@gmail.com

  • @jac,

    what will they do with the results of these noise monitors?

    how will this data be used to make change?

    then do you know if they measure noise or time of noise or both?

38 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Peoples Gas work (photo)

Does any one have ANY idea when Peoples Gas will be wrapping things up? I've had a HUGE 5 ft deep hole in front of my house for about two months now! It's covered with broken, wet plywood (see photo). I'm just hoping no one gets hurt and that they can move on so our neighborhood can get back to normal. Kids at the nearby childcare center go on daily walks past this eyesore. 4700 block of Berenice

  • Portage Porker 23 Year Portage Park Resident

    Or you can always try the "Make Em Dance" method...

    From The Nadig News, http://nadignewspapers.com/2014/09/14/local-crime-from-16th-district-9-10-14/

    A WOMAN WAS arrested after she allegedly shot a woman with a BB gun at about 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 8, in the 3400 block of North Lavergne Avenue, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District...

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    Or you can always try the "Make Em Dance" method...

    From The Nadig News, http://nadignewspapers.com/2014/09/14/local-crime-from-16th-district-9-10-14/

    A WOMAN WAS arrested after she allegedly shot a woman with a BB gun at about 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 8, in the 3400 block of North Lavergne Avenue, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
    The woman reported that she was awakened by construction workers who were repairing the street outside her home and that she became annoyed and shot at the workers from a second-story window, striking the 33-year-old worker in the leg, according to police.
    The suspect was identified by police as Alexis Galindo, age 22, of the Lavergne Address.

  • odette 18-year resident of 38th ward, stay at home mom

    We just got the letter regarding appointment setup for moving the meter. They came this past week and the guy mentioned that they are behind schedule. Can anyone shed some light on how long it takes for them to move the meter from the initial appointment ? We're by Austin / Montrose. I also wonder what happens to those who don't call to set up the appointment and how that delay has impacted the delay in progress of the work.

6 hours ago

Meeting!

Hello every one, I will be attending a meeting on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, 7:30pm at the People's Gas Building 4839 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL the group that's conducting the meeting is The Portage Park Neighborhood Association, it’s a very good Organization, I will be introducing myself at the end of the meeting I hope you can attend, thank you Carmen Hernandez.

12 hours ago

Lost a gift card in Mariano's lot- Sunday morning

This is a long shot but I've got my fingers crossed...
My husband went to Mariano's on Elston this morning at 10:00am and in addition to groceries, bought a $25 Toys R Us gift card. He loaded the car and when he got home, realized the little brown Hallmark bag with his receipts and the gift card were not there. We're thinking it slipped out of our bags into the cart or onto the ground.
If anyone found it, can you please contact me? We've already called Mariano's but it hasn't turned up.
Thank you!

13 hours ago

The Process!

Good Morning The process of running for Alderman is a lot of work as it should be, the people that I have been meeting have been so kind, it’s been a wonderful opportunity to listen and more importantly to learn want people want from their public officials. They’ve been telling that they feel like they have no voice in the way city government is conducted. Because of my background I have very good connection with working people, because I’m in the Military, I have a certain connection with the Veterans, because of my large family I understand the teachers and their concerns, and as the father two Chicago Police Officers, I understand what they facing on a daily basis.

14 hours ago

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38 hours ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Speed cameras

I have been thinking about the issue speed cameras, I think it's fair to say their only true purpose is to make money for the city, it's just another tax, I would prefer a Cop a with radar, A speed camera can't pullover a motorist, a Cop can, a speed camera can't search a car for weapons or drugs, a Cop can, A speed camera won't deter a criminal driving past it at 2AM in the morning a Cop can, a speed camera can't react to a crime in progress a Cop can, unfortunately our the political leadership in this city Knows the "cost of everything and the value of nothing" just a little Carmen sense!

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    I wish you were running in the 50th!

  • Thank you!

  • I am not a fan of the speed camera's. I agree with you that they are all about increasing revenue. I also like the idea of an increased police officers in the neighborhood. My questions to you is if you got rid of the cameras and increased police presence how...

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    I am not a fan of the speed camera's. I agree with you that they are all about increasing revenue. I also like the idea of an increased police officers in the neighborhood. My questions to you is if you got rid of the cameras and increased police presence how would you propose to pay for the additional cost of the officers when you are losing a revenue source? How would you control cost in order to balance the budget? I think Chicago is endanger of driving people, businesses and tourist from our city due to over taxing and too many fees. Don't get me started on the parking meter debacle..

46 hours ago

Updated 16 hours ago

  • Dennis 25 year Jefferson Park resident

    Yawn. Please condense and concise, Russ. Way too wordy.

  • Janet Baker ISON over France (squint!)

    I don't agree that the piece can be condensed--where are the redundant paragraphs? Perhaps the topic is boring to you, Dennis?

27 hours ago

Are You a Tech Savvy Girl, Grade 6th-9th?

A couple of weeks ago, I shared with you K-12 Science, Tech, Math and Fun with USFirst.org via a post at http://chicago.everyblock.com/family/aug30-k-12-science-tech-and-math-team-fun-6353855/. We are pursuing this opportunity with much excitement.

Today,we came across an upcoming opportunity for 6th-9th grade girls & their parent(s)/supporter(s) at IIT. For details, click here at http://www.dg58.org/cms/lib02/IL01001925/Centricity/Domain/61/Tech%20Savvy%20Girls.pdf . We hope that some families can take advantage of this inexpensive ($5pp), educational and informative workshop about STEM learning, career and college financing. Registration is at http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/stem-education/tech-savvy/, just scroll down to the state of Illinois and click the corresponding "Register today!"

Aug 26

Updated 29 hours ago

Petitions for Chicago elections

Today is the first day that candidates are allowed to circulate petitions for the upcoming municipal elections. Rules concerning petitions are outlined by the Chicago Board of Elections:

SIGNING AND CIRCULATING PETITION SHEETS
Signing petition sheets
 Each person signing the petition must personally sign the petition. No one may sign another person’s name or signature on the petition, including spouses or members of the family for another person. [10 ILCS 5/10- 4]
 The signer's residence address must be...

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Today is the first day that candidates are allowed to circulate petitions for the upcoming municipal elections. Rules concerning petitions are outlined by the Chicago Board of Elections:

SIGNING AND CIRCULATING PETITION SHEETS
Signing petition sheets
 Each person signing the petition must personally sign the petition. No one may sign another person’s name or signature on the petition, including spouses or members of the family for another person. [10 ILCS 5/10- 4]
 The signer's residence address must be written or printed opposite his or her name and shall include the street address, city and county, except that the City of Chicago and Cook County may be printed on the petition forms. [10 ILCS 5/10-4]
 Each petition signer must, at the time he or she signs the petition, be registered to vote at the address shown opposite his or her signature on the petition. If the petition is for Mayor, Clerk or Treasurer, such address must be within the city of Chicago. If the petition is for Alderman, such address must be within the ward in which the candidate is seeking election. [10 ILCS 5/3-1.2, 5/10-4]
 Petition signers may not sign more than one nominating petition for the same office. [10 ILCS 5/10-3] Circulating petition sheets
 No petition sheet shall be circulated more than 90 days preceding the last day provided by law for filing the petition; therefore, the first day that petition sheets may be circulated for the February 24, 2015 election is Tuesday, August 26, 2014. [10 ILCS 5/10-4]

Good luck to the declared candidates.

  • I've been a little confused about how the petition is suppose to look. Is there a template I can use or do I draft it up myself.I went downtown for help and they we're able to guide me. Can someone let me know??

  • Jac Charlier AKA Citizen Jac Finding Solutions to Shared Community Challenges

    Plymouth Green - Do not do it yourself. Google election attorney and have them do it. Richard (Dick) Means is one of them.
    Note - I have no horses in the race, I am not running nor have I run. As a longtime community guy, I've learned a few things over the years...

Sep 03

Updated 30 hours ago

Arlington Park Racetrack

Have any of you been out there this season?

  • LOL, Hot Butter ... it took me awhile.

  • Speaking of a pony in the seventh, I'm watching Keeneland Sales live coverage. A million here, a million there...pretty soon you're talking about money.

38 hours ago

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45 hours ago

State Sen. Mulroe Community Resource Fair Set

State Sen. John Mulroe is once again hosting his annual Community Resource Fair from 10 am to 2 pm Saturday, Sept. 13, at Dunham Park, 4638 N. Melvina. This is great one-stop-shopping to learn about community and government resources available to you.

45 hours ago

Sep 07

Updated 2 days ago

Garden Tomatoes

Now that they are ripe, which ones did your grown that taste the best?

  • BellaV 1st time Homeowner in Jefferson Park since 2012

    Perhaps a butternut squash and sage ravioli in cream sauce, acorn squash stuffed with wild rice, sage, and cheese, or even as part of an unconventional vichyssoise? You can also use it in teas if you enjoy them. I'm forever mixing up my own tea concoctions from whatever is in my garden 😊

  • Janet Baker ISON over France (squint!)

    @LadyLord--I was kidding, but after I read your comment, I googled it and got about a million hits, the first of which I'll put below (but others below looked classier!!):

    http://www.ehow.com/how_8349853_ferment-herbs.html

Sep 04

Updated 2 days ago

Do we really need 50 Alderman?

Well what do you think? personally I think we can manage with about 25, It's time for City Government to join the real world! We pump our own gas, bag our own groceries, and if we have to keep 50 Alderman let's make it a part-time position that way maybe they'll have to get a real job!

  • ok, so from what I am reading the alderman get a staffing budget and they have to work within that budget. you have one chief of staff, then 3 staff members is the average.

  • Phil Huckelberry Green Party 38th Ward Committeeman

    Don, thank you for the heartiest laugh I've had in weeks.

    Rest assured, even if there were only 4 wards, I'd still be stuck as one of the committeemen, since I'm the only person in the party who actually knows what the Central Committee is supposed to do.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Available Wall for Public Art

I'm an artist in Albany Park looking for some opportunities to create some public art in the area. I'm wondering if anyone might know of some wall space that might be a viable option for a mural. I'm not looking for any funding, just space. Any leads or points in the right directions would be greatly appreciated.

2 days ago

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Sep 26 2012

Updated 2 days ago

LGBTQs Assemble! Or, at least, get together and introduce ourselves over drinks.

Apparently we're everywhere and we have no clue we're there. Calling LGBTQs of the Jefferson Park and Portage Park areas to gather for some introductions, drinks, and socialization. There has been lots of chatter about gathering to meet fellow "family" living on the NorthWest Side. We've had a couple smaller gatherings thus far, but maybe we can generate more interest this time around.

Thursday, October 11th
6:30p - whenever
Windsor Tavern
4530 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60630
(773) 736-3400...

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Apparently we're everywhere and we have no clue we're there. Calling LGBTQs of the Jefferson Park and Portage Park areas to gather for some introductions, drinks, and socialization. There has been lots of chatter about gathering to meet fellow "family" living on the NorthWest Side. We've had a couple smaller gatherings thus far, but maybe we can generate more interest this time around.

Thursday, October 11th
6:30p - whenever
Windsor Tavern
4530 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60630
(773) 736-3400

Join us, meet some new people, and worst case scenario find out what blocks to avoid because you found the stalker amongst us.

We'll let the bartender(s) know where we're gathered so No Gay is Left Behind.

See you all there!

Rolando

  • Katherine Pastor, Irving Park United Methodist Church

    I would like to invite all to Irving Park United Methodist Church where this Sunday, September 14, we will have guest speakers from Reconciling Ministries Netowrk and CLASP -- the Chicago LGBT AsylumSupport Program. Worship is at 10:00 am. Our focus is LGBTQ rights -- and we are a reconciling church. We are showing "Inlaws & Outlaws" in the afternoon at 3:00 pm and it is free. Blessings!

  • How about a Saturday night so more people can come and not worry about work schedules? And the last place we used on Milwaukee ave worked well the Windsor bar and grill?

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Edgebrook Seeking Artists and Storefronts to support Chicago Artists month in October

Chicago Artists Month (CAM) is a month-long festival that showcases the creativity in every Chicago neighborhood during the month of October.

During the month of October, artists will be displaying artwork in Edgebrook restaurants and storefronts for the community to view. Any interested artists or business owners, please email art@localgoodschicago.com for more information.

Edgebrook will also be kicking off Chicago Artists Month with the following activities:

- Thursday, October 2nd, 5:30pm: Artisan Launch Party at Local Goods Chicago: https://www.facebook.com/events/336962449808302/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

- Saturday, October 4th, 7:30pm: Art of Comedy at North Branch Arts: http://www.northbrancharts.com/the-art-of-comedy-2014.html

  • Jac Charlier AKA Citizen Jac Finding Solutions to Shared Community Challenges

    Thanks Laura for bringing this to Edgebrook. I'll be there. Local Goods is a great place.

2 days ago

Sep 05

Updated 3 days ago

A Trojan Horse Comes to Jefferson Park

While 45th Ward Alderman promises his "Pedestrian Street" designation will limit curb cuts and prevent strip malls, he doesn't clearly define what the trade-off is with such a legal designation as "Pedestrian Street". The trade-off could include efficiency apartments of less than 200 square feet, and with greatly reduced parking requirements that come with the "Pedestrian Street" designation.
www.jeffersonparkfreepress.com

3 days ago

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3 days ago

Jefferson Park Sunday Market

Jefferson Park Sunday Market at our usual location at a Long & Lawrence Avenues, 9:30-1:30
Entertainment: The Windy City Wizard. (windycitywizard.com)
Food Truck: Wagyu Wagon
Produce vendors, honey, soaps, tamales and craft items like jewelry and bags. Also other outreach including 4Greyhound Racers (http://www.4greyhoundracers.org/)
More at http://www.jeffersonparksundaymarket.com or find us on Facebook & Twitter @JeffParkMarket

Sep 04

Updated 4 days ago

What are the major issues for the 38th ward now and in the next five years?

Can we discuss issues without getting into candidates right now? This thread is for regular people to identify and discuss issues. Candidates are welcome to read and learn what issues are important to those living in the ward. Thanks.

  • @Pamela - he wanted to stop more from coming. Said he didn't want "those" people in our neighborhood. Don't remember his name, but he says he currently works for Water Dept. I've lived in PP for a little over a year and one of the reasons my husband and I love it is the diversity of the neighborhood - whether you one of "those people" in lower cost housing or a newlywed couple that completely rehabbed your bungalow and everywhere in between.

  • Althea, my husband and I moved here more than 20 years ago on the hopes that we would never have to deal with section 8 housing..so much for that!

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

2 "pop" sounds and glass breaking

Did anybody else hear 2 pop sounds and glass breaking around 9:40pm near Argyle and LeClaire? I've never heard gunshots before, but it sounded concerning, so I called 911. The sound of glass breaking is enough for me to call. Never know.

4 days ago

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6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Book Donations

Where can I donate gently read hard- and soft-back books?

  • 1/2 price books at Village Crossing on Touhy Ave will buy them. Eisenhower library in Harwood Heights (down the block from Marianos) also takes donations!

  • List on Freecycle and some one will come pick them up.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Petsmart 6 corners

Would like to know 1. Is there a estimated opening and completion date for the petsmart next to jewel? 2. If petsmart already has the property why the for lease sign is still in the window? Reason I ask 2 is when I called a few weeks ago they said property was still available.

5 days ago

38th Ward.

I would like to personally thank the good people of the 38th Ward for taking the time to talk to me and sign my petition, I know people are tired of us knocking on your door asking for your signature, the people I'm meeting are very supportive, once again thank you taking the time and effort to keep our system working.
I hope to see you at the ceremony for the victims of the Sept, 11th , 2001 which will be held at Veteran's Square on Milwaukee Ave,

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Penny Pinchers Closed

Another casualty on the corner of Central and Lawrence. Walked by tonight and saw the joint completely cleaned out. The place wasn't my bag but I'm sad to see another abandoned storefront. Did they lose their lease? Just not make it?

5 days ago

Senator Mulroe to Host 4th Annual Community Resource Fair

Sat, Sep 13, 2014 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Senator Mulroe will be hosting his 4th annual Community Resource Fair September 13th in Dunham Park from 10am until 2pm. The fair will feature many state, county and city agencies.

The Secretary of State will have the capabilities to renew or correct driver’s licenses and State ID cards, as well as renew license plate stickers and provide organ donor registration (applicable fees apply to these services). The Department of Employment Security will be providing assistance with preparing resumes and resources...

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Senator Mulroe will be hosting his 4th annual Community Resource Fair September 13th in Dunham Park from 10am until 2pm. The fair will feature many state, county and city agencies.

The Secretary of State will have the capabilities to renew or correct driver’s licenses and State ID cards, as well as renew license plate stickers and provide organ donor registration (applicable fees apply to these services). The Department of Employment Security will be providing assistance with preparing resumes and resources for job seekers. Adults can inquire about unclaimed refunds on property and children can receive free ID cards .

In addition to many state and local agencies, a Health Tent will also be on-site and providing free flu shots, osteoporosis screenings, stroke risk assessments, hearing & blood pressure screenings, medication information and much more.

Healthy cooking demonstrations, a reptile show and various music and dance performances will take place on the 2014 Fair Stage. Free refreshments, music, a rain barrel raffle, lots of giveaways, face painting, bingo and an inflatable bounce house will also be available.

“This fair is a chance for members of the community to learn about valuable state services and receive health and education information all in one location,” said Mulroe. “I am honored to be able to provide this opportunity to the people of the 10th District.”

For a complete list of services provided by each booth, please visit www.senatormulroe.org or call 773-763-3810 for more information.

5 days ago

Our Lady of Victory School is having an Open House this Friday, September, 12th from 9:00 AM to 11:0

Our Lady of Victory School is having an Open House this Friday, September, 12th from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Stop on by to see the OLV difference. OLV serves the Jefferson Park neighborhood and beyond for over one hundred years and continues to be an anchor in the community. Rooted in Catholic traditions, our school provides a diverse and inclusive environment and excellent academic curriculum. We are proud to say that our graduates not only attend some of the best high schools in the area, but are also viewed as leaders who are equipped with a strong moral foundation- they are truly prepared and poised for success.

5 days ago

Jr. Preschool @ OLV

Our new parent and child Jr. Preschool, is a two year old program with parental involvement. We establish a nurturing, structured environment that encourages interactions with others. The children will be introduced to activities and themes to help develop social and cognitive skills. We will begin to introduce academic concepts through play, with a main focus being on the social development and motor skills of the children. This program is for both the parents and the child. Our class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays 8am to 10am. We are so happy to welcome our newest little students to the Our Lady of Victory family and know it is going to be a great year of fun, growth and lots of learning.

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6 days ago

Updated 6 days ago

6 corners Petsmart?

For some time they have been talking and from what I understand planning for a Petsmart next to jewel by 6 corners. My question is two part. 1. When is the estimated completion/opening dates? 2. If Petsmart already has the spot why is there still a for lease sign in the window?

  • I'm also very curious as to a timeline for opening.

  • pattymelt is mostly in charge

    The universe was put on hold while the Chipotle was being built. Now that it is open, I am sure this will move forward.

6 days ago

Photo exhibit to open at Paschke Art Center in Jefferson Park

The Ed Paschke Art Center honors legendary photojournalist Steve Schapiro with the Chicago debut of his new exhibition entitled Warhol, Reed, and Bowie. Featuring some of Schapiro’s most iconic images of the 20th century’s most prominent pop cultural figures, these eloquent documentary photographs take viewers behind the scenes of the golden age of photojournalism during the 1960’s and 70’s.
Beginning Sept. 13 and running through Nov. 15, the Ed Paschke Art Center (5415 W. Higgins Ave.) will exhibit Schapiro’s most...

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The Ed Paschke Art Center honors legendary photojournalist Steve Schapiro with the Chicago debut of his new exhibition entitled Warhol, Reed, and Bowie. Featuring some of Schapiro’s most iconic images of the 20th century’s most prominent pop cultural figures, these eloquent documentary photographs take viewers behind the scenes of the golden age of photojournalism during the 1960’s and 70’s.
Beginning Sept. 13 and running through Nov. 15, the Ed Paschke Art Center (5415 W. Higgins Ave.) will exhibit Schapiro’s most notable photographs of artist Andy Warhol and musicians Lou Reed and David Bowie.
“Steve Schapiro is a legend in the world of photojournalism, with his work being prominently featured in galleries worldwide,” said Vesna Stelcer, Ed Paschke Foundation chair. “We are truly honored that Steve Schapiro will be calling the Ed Paschke Art Center ‘home’ for this exhibit.” Center is open 7 days a week. Free admission.

Jun 19

Updated 6 days ago

Irving Park Rd (Bet. Harlem & Cumberland)

Since last fall, I became outwardly concerned with the state of Irving Park Rd near my home. Our Illinois Route 19 acts much like highway, between Harlem Ave. and Cumberland Ave. There are two cemeteries on each side of it, which are Acacia Park Cemetery and Irving Park Cemetery. Cars ZOOM BY with little concern for the pedestrians and bikers. Anyone who would pull a traffic report would note that deadly accidents and bumper to bumper accidents are not a...

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Since last fall, I became outwardly concerned with the state of Irving Park Rd near my home. Our Illinois Route 19 acts much like highway, between Harlem Ave. and Cumberland Ave. There are two cemeteries on each side of it, which are Acacia Park Cemetery and Irving Park Cemetery. Cars ZOOM BY with little concern for the pedestrians and bikers. Anyone who would pull a traffic report would note that deadly accidents and bumper to bumper accidents are not a stranger here! Two of my neighbors were KILLED over the past two years, one on a bike and one in the car. This year, someone just DROVE THROUGH the rusted-out fence into Irving Park Cemetery. Often KIDS on bikes, MOTHERS with strollers and ELDERLY with their shopping carts either struggle through the gravel and mud filled paths, where used to be once concrete sidewalks on "both" sides of the road, or they maneuver their equipment into the street. These both northern and southern sidewalks used to be functional until they were abandoned in the late 1960's or so. If anyone would talk to the CROSSING guard by N. Pioneer Ave, ours is Kristen, would learn of the frequent dangers of crossing the street. She will be back in the fall when the school restarts and would appreciate having traffic lights installed, too. The requests to fix these sidewalks have bounced around various public offices with mixed results. I PLEA with all concerned citizens to assist me with getting this overdue safety issue resolved by contacting all politicians overseeing or soon-to-be overseeing this area. Hearing from the community-at-large vs. one neighborhood mother is far more impactful I am told. Thank you!!!

Please e-mail your support for the sidewalks to:

Senator Mulroe at senatorjohnmulroe@att.net;
Representative Martwick at repmartwick@gmail.com;
Alderman Sposato at info@aldermansposato.com; and
Alderman Cullerton at Timothy.Cullerton@cityofchicago.org.

Sep 04

Updated 6 days ago

mosquito spraying again???

just read on this mornings DNA (thurs) that the city sprayed again last night and will do other wards tonight in our area.

I didnt get any notice again from the alderman...really???? Still never got the last notice. Was out walking after dinner - would have been nice to know.

  • Nan-Gladstone Neighbor

    My street was sprayed last Thursday- no door hangers posted.

  • They didn't spray by us and we would have loved to have been sprayed it is impossible to come out of the house at dusk and not be eaten alive. We are getting bitten in the middle of the day.

Sep 06

Updated 6 days ago

furniture free- 4800 block catalpa ave

our neighbors have put out an entire set in the front yard- FREE sign on it. 4800 block of catalpa close to cicero ave

  • EPage forest glen resident since 2001

    As of 7am Sunday all furniture has been claimed.

  • Paula, Belmont Terrace 8-year resident, 36th ward (for now...)

    Folks, be really careful about taking in discarded furniture. Chicago is #1 in the country for bedbugs. Just be cautious.

6 days ago

Updated 6 days ago

Houses for rent?

A friend is looking to rent a house in the Jeff Park/Portage Park area. Any suggestions on the best way to find one? Realtor? Nadig? Pound the pavement? Thanks!

  • I'd reach out to any seller agents of houses that have been on the market for an extended period. Sometimes homeowners choose to rent if they have to move!

  • pattymelt is mostly in charge

    You can search for rental houses at www.realtor.com. I saw one the other day when I went to walk my dog, can't remember exactly where, I will keep my eyes open.

6 days ago

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Sep 06

Updated 6 days ago

Day care in jefferson park or surrounding area

We were looking for day care 2 days a week for our 8 month old son. Does anyone have any recommendations? I would prefer an in-home daycare as opposed to a nanny for the social interaction aspect.Thanks!

  • Mia's Place!

  • I am watching children in my house in Edison Park. If interested PM me and i can give you my number and references.

6 days ago

Prussing Elementary School

The 1st PTO meeting is at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 9th followed by
the first LSC meeting at 7:00 p.m. Parents, Staff and the Community are welcome to both! Come here what is happening at Prussing Elementary.

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