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Spooky Halloween times are starting Friday night in local parks

"Smith Park's Halloween Spooky Skate kicks it off at 5 p.m. for the little ones," says the David Ramos, Smith Park Advisory Council's President. "It opens for all ages at 6 p.m. and goes until 8" in the gym at 2526 W. Grand Ave. It's FREE. 

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There is another Halloween Skate Party in the Wicker Park Gym, 1425 N. Damen Ave., from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Friday night too. There is a $1 admission fee for each skater, costumed  or not, who enters Wicker's haunted rink. 

The 14th Police District is having a free Halloween celebration for the kids too! It is Sat., Oct. 25, noon to 3 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club, 3228 W. Palmer.

Commercial Park's free Halloween Party, 1845 W. Rice St.,  on Sat., Oct. 25, from 2 to 3:15 p.m. Indoors there will be treats, games, crafts, a costume room, fortune telling, puppet show, face-painting and tattooing. 

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Thief

All family, friend and neighbors within 2000 to 2200 block of Erie. A @#$%^ casually jumped over the next door neighbor fence on Fri, 10/17 @1p. Got into our garage, open the garage, stoled my husbands expensive bike, closed the garage door and than walked to the gate to pick up his apple, ate it and rode into the sunset all caught on camera. WTF!!! Please be careful as the tape clearly shows he was looking around. In the 40...

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All family, friend and neighbors within 2000 to 2200 block of Erie. A @#$%^ casually jumped over the next door neighbor fence on Fri, 10/17 @1p. Got into our garage, open the garage, stoled my husbands expensive bike, closed the garage door and than walked to the gate to pick up his apple, ate it and rode into the sunset all caught on camera. WTF!!! Please be careful as the tape clearly shows he was looking around. In the 40 years living in this neighborhood, I am bitter to know that our neighborhood is now more of a reason for @#$% to steal. Not hating on the new residents but this is BS. Of all days not to have the dogs out...I beat myself up.

  • Bob H Family in the neighborhood since ~1905

    Sorry you had to learn the hard way to always lock a bike, even inside. Some years ago, a thief broke out one of the wooden panels in my old overhead door, and got into the garage. No rocket scientist, him, so instead of opening the door and going to...

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    Sorry you had to learn the hard way to always lock a bike, even inside. Some years ago, a thief broke out one of the wooden panels in my old overhead door, and got into the garage. No rocket scientist, him, so instead of opening the door and going to town on the contents of my garage - which included several expensive bikes - he instead stole only the long, narrow things he could pass out through the same opening he broke in through (a weed-whacker, a leaf blower, etc.). But I got the message and within a few days I had rigged a steel bar inside and locked our bikes to it! I'd also suggest steel bars over the windows, on the inside if you prefer the aesthetics.

  • Thanks Bob H! Big lesson learned. While the lesson for the day is "don't leave w/o locking everything" especially to the 11year old, yesterday, shopping cart "MO" [very video camera] decided to start lifting garage doors up and apparently ours rised up a little, could not get in so he managed to steal the guard liner. OMG! So new garage next week! Have a great weekend Bob H.

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Join in Smith Park Neighborhood Alliance's Happy Halloween Program

To promote a safe Halloween for our trick or treaters and residents, Smith Park Neighborhood Alliance (SPNA) is again sponsoring a candy donation program for Smith Park’s Halloween Trick or Treat festivities on Friday, October 31.

When you make a donation of candy you’ll receive a decorative poster for your front door advising trick or treaters to visit Smith Park for their treats. You may drop off your candy donation at the Smith Park field house by October 26th and pick up your poster.

Thank you in advance for your participation!

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FREE: Halloween Skating Party at Smith Park this Friday

Looking for something to do with the kids this Friday evening? Smith Park, located at 2526 West Grand Ave. will be hosting a FREE Spooky Skating Party. Bring your roller skates, roller blades or scooter and enjoy the party. The gym will be turned into a roller rink, with a disco ball, black lights and a fog machine. Don't forget your costumes.

For additional information, please contact Maria at 312-742-7534.

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Missing Cat

My cat went missing on Friday night from the 1400 block of West Huron. He is a big brown Tabby with white paws. He answers to the name of Bob.

He normally just wandered the alley between Huron and Superior. Let me know if anyone has seen him!

Thanks!

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CHAOS Brew Club Harvest Fest

CHAOS Brew Club hosts its annual Harvest Fest tonight from 6 to 11pm at 2417 W Hubbard St. Taste more than 20 home-brewed beers, learn more about yeast's role in beer...

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Late Night Fire on W. Chestnut?

I saw a house on fire and smoking majorly last night around 12am-1am. Tons of firetrucks, noise and commotion.

The firefighters used saws to open the roof. I can't find it anywhere on the news.

Anyone know what happened?

I hope everyone is ok.

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Awful noise from ADM on Ogden?

Ive lived in the West Town neighborhood for 5 years now and just moved a few blocks from my apartment on Grand Ave.

I noticed at my new place a awful, squealing noise coming from outside that happens every morning from about 6am to around noon. It lasts for about a minute, stops for a bit then goes back again.

It's amazingly annoying and have to believe others hear it and can't stand it either.

Does anyone know what I'm taking about? Anybody know of any past complaints?

  • Isn't there a Planned Manufacturing District (PMD) just west of there? Unfortunately, I think you moved next to various factories/plants that will probably make those kinds of noises. That said, I'd still bring it up to your alderman.

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Nanny Share

Looking for a family who can share a babysitter for days a week with us. Our son is in 1/2 day preschool at FXW and needs a friend to hang with while we work. Our schedule is flexible and ever changing.

  • Agreed...Tbone is off topic and missed the point.

  • Hi Shannon! Email me we also live on grand and have a full time nanny for our 2.5 year old who has been with us since our daughter was 3 months. Let me know if you want to talk. Jodi.curl@gmail.com

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The 26 ward needs a new alderman

If you agree.... please take a closer look at Juanita Irizarry. I think she will do a better job of looking out for the entire ward

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