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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.

2 days ago

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Another recommendation for Steve Mancini/Best Price Gutters

We had Steve out this morning to take a look at our gutters and a large metal awning that we wanted removed; his quote was so reasonable that I hired him to take care of them both on the spot. He was efficient, thorough, and genuinely nice. We'll continue to use him and recommend him to anybody who needs small jobs done around the house! You can reach him at 773.507.4415 - he responded to my initial request immediately and was happy to set up a time at my convenience. Can't recommend him enough!

  • A&K

    Steve what type of sealant do you use on gutters? Have you ever used Dow Corning? It's an industrial sealant.

  • I use geocel its also a industrial silicone seal

2 days ago

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Best Pizza

I like Chambers on Milwaukee; they deliver, too.

29 hours ago

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Mosquito Spraying This Week

The Chicago Department of Public Health has determined a need to spray this week in order to protect residents for potential exposure to mosquitoes that may carry West Nile Virus.

Spraying will occur on Wednesday August 20th and Thursday August 21st. Weather permitting, spraying will begin at dusk.

The northwest map boundary covers wards 36, 38 and 41. The community areas include: Norwood Park, Portage Park and Dunning. In addition, wards 31 and 45 border the spray areas.

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The Chicago Department of Public Health has determined a need to spray this week in order to protect residents for potential exposure to mosquitoes that may carry West Nile Virus.

Spraying will occur on Wednesday August 20th and Thursday August 21st. Weather permitting, spraying will begin at dusk.

The northwest map boundary covers wards 36, 38 and 41. The community areas include: Norwood Park, Portage Park and Dunning. In addition, wards 31 and 45 border the spray areas.

Staff will be out the next couple of days placing door hangers alerting people to the spray in order to protect the public health.

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Portage Park Neighborhood Association Dunning Neighborhood of Chicago Norwood Park Neighborhood Alderman Tim Cullerton Portage Park Six Corners Neighbors

  • Portage Patty 30+ year veteran of da hood.

    Do you ever get the feeling if the city was going to spray dollar bills that someone would find a reason to complain about it.

  • A&K

    West Nile is rare, yes I would complain about spraying dollar bills. That would be tax dollars too. Maybe hire a few more police officers instead.

27 hours ago

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Jackie Robinson West

Are you watching? It's gonna happen. And that's not gunshots, it is celebratory fireworks!

11 hours ago

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Saw Blade Sharpening

Anyone know of a reasonable place to get saw blades sharpened, don't know if it is cost effective to resharpen or buy new ?

8 hours ago

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Admission or Donation?

Hey all,

Regarding the Taste of Polonia, and other Copernicus Center events - I noticed that they all require an admission as opposed to a donation. One could argue that part of it takes place on their parking lot, but they certainly close down at least two streets, and for Taste of Polonia they close down four blocks. Should they be allowed to charge admission?

Thanks.

  • Kenji's 13th EB Account Yeah it's really me

    Jeff Fest and BBQ Fest fees go back to the neighborhood.

    I see the TOP gate fee has helping bolster Copernicus. Copernicus is a neighborhood gem. I'm pretty sure it's not lining some guy's pockets with gold.

  • FourthGen Part of Portage Park since 1906

    You really must charge something for admission -- that which has no 'cost' has no 'value'. It's very modest.

32 hours ago

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House cleaners

Can anyone recommend a good/affordable house cleaning company?

  • English Maids is good and affordable and in the neighborhood. 773 558 4008

  • KWJ KJNW

    I have two different (independent) Polish ladies that are very good and friends of mine that I'd be happy to recommend. One of them is a cousin of my significant other who cleans for us and the other is a very good friend of my significant other. Feel free to call me at 773 484 8708, Kurt

2 days ago

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Yes, your agenda is important but...

please, do not use your children and yourself to block the public sidewalk in front of a runner at full stride. Especially at 9pm on a Monday. I have a schedule and a pace I have to keep throughout my run and politely said, "Sorry, not right now." I do not deserve to have you scream at me down the block after I barely squeezed past your blockade. If you would like me to have a look at your petition, please bring it to my door or approach me at an appropriate hour when I am not moving at 7 mph and I will be more than happy to have a look. Appreciate it!

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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.

2 days ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Date Night

So rather than doing the same old "dinner and a movie" routine, I want to think outside the box for our future date nights. I figured our Everyblock community would be an awesome idea generator. So neighbors what good options for live music, comedy shows, other entertainment do we have here on the NW side? I am thinking we'll check out a performance at the Gift Theater and visit the new Sip and Paint. What else?

  • There are plenty of "romantic" movies with no talking.

  • pattymelt is mostly in charge

    @Frankie G: If you had taken your sweetheart to the romantic one they showed last week you would have been treated to one of the best on screen car races I have ever seen and she would still be looking at you with moony eyes.

29 hours ago

Updated 29 hours ago

Need sidewalk concrete on side of house redone

Can anyone recommend a company that can rip out our old slanting/crack sidewalk on the side of our home and and repour a new one? Reasonable and bonded please.

  • Portage Porker 23 Year Portage Park Resident

    P. Steinert, Inc. (773) 545-2246 and (773) 283-3327 Local Portage Park company, third generation family owned, great work at fair prices.

4 days ago

Updated 34 hours ago

Central Kitchen and Tap closed

CKT put up signs that they'd be "closed for renovations" which sounded fishy to me. Today, realtor signs went up in the windows. Very bummed about this. What a cool neighborhood spot.

  • LadyLord Portage Park citizen

    We never had what I would call a "bad" experience at CKT, and indeed sometimes we really liked it there. But I will say we were sometimes underwhelmed, and it was often nearly empty when we would go, at times when it should have been busy. These days, people don't...

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    We never had what I would call a "bad" experience at CKT, and indeed sometimes we really liked it there. But I will say we were sometimes underwhelmed, and it was often nearly empty when we would go, at times when it should have been busy. These days, people don't talk to the manager - they review on Yelp. And a cursory scroll through those reviews echoes everything said here. So, why didn't they change then? I don't think it's an issue of "fixing" the problems as much as it was the model just didn't work there. Bar/diner? Everything a la carte? Counter service? The community obviously didn't go for these things. If that's the restaurant they want, I hope they find a community/location where it works.

  • Jenny G. Forest Glen homeowner

    I'm not sure what speaking to the owner or manager could do if you just found their food to be mediocre. I've been to plenty of restaurants where there was nothing particularly wrong with the food but it just wasn't anything I'd care to eat again. I will speak to...

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    I'm not sure what speaking to the owner or manager could do if you just found their food to be mediocre. I've been to plenty of restaurants where there was nothing particularly wrong with the food but it just wasn't anything I'd care to eat again. I will speak to someone if something specific is wrong with my food, like it was under-cooked, but not just because I thought it was "meh". I just choose not to go back.
    Also, I didn't read anything in this thread that I would classify as "vicious". People are just sharing their personal experiences.

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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.

45 hours ago

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Max (shih tzu)

My family Dog name Max was taken from our yard last Thursday afternoon in the Jefferson Park area at 5500 N Luna block. PleaseHelp

  • Joy 14 yr resident Forest Glen

    Just met in law of Max's owner and the dog I found is not Max. Good luck in finding Max. Sorry

  • Try calling the city of Chicago pound. A friend of mine got lucky and found his dog there.

2 days ago

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Taste of Polonia Questions

Does anyone know if there will be a separate entrance fee for the kids activities? I think there was one last year? If yes, any idea of the amount? Can't find any info on the event's website :(

  • Big Oaks Big Oaks resident since 1979

    I'm not going but I checked out 2 websites. The sandwich making contest is free as is the clown, puppet, bounce house, etc, etc. You pay $7 for people 13 and up and that's it. Of course you pay for food and the casino and bingo type games. And all the stage shows for adults and kids are free. At least that's the way I read it.

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. :(

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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!!!!

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Another car broken into...

I know we live in a safer neighborhood than most but we deserve regular patrols just as much as any neighborhood. This is the 3rd time in the past few months that I have caught punks digging around in a neighbor's car. It has to stop... We need more police!

  • Janet Baker ISON over France (squint!)

    Well, as far as the money goes, and not the thugs we're talking about, it doesn't matter who is mayor. We made a bad mistake about fifty years back--or several of them, one of which was the completely unsupported idea that our earth's population was too large and that we...

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    Well, as far as the money goes, and not the thugs we're talking about, it doesn't matter who is mayor. We made a bad mistake about fifty years back--or several of them, one of which was the completely unsupported idea that our earth's population was too large and that we had to take drastic steps (you might still believe it! ). As a consequence, the size of our families has fallen--for a whole lot of people fell to zero, because they aren't getting married or having kids at all, or maybe squeaking out just one poor tot. We have to depend on immigration to keep things afloat, and that population is poorer than the middle class kids who might have been born, although they did their best to buy up our houses until the lending crisis (that is, the greed crisis). And THEY'RE going home. Karen Lewis won't do a thing. She can't. She might cancel the red light cameras, but the pension crisis is going to sit right there on top of us, because it always was, from the beginning of time, a ponzi scheme in which the new kids supported the old farts, and bought stuff. That's the secret to any economy, the rest is how to divvy it up once the kids are born. The whole world has never before faced a situation where people just don't reproduce. But we won't talk about it. That's forbidden.

  • There has been a rash of auto thefts in the area (Jefferson Park); and the car of choice seems to be Hondas, according to police who live on my block.

    If you hear of an auto theft in the area, please post location, date, approximate time of theft and make and model of car. Also please report if car has been found -- many are being found blocks away, stripped of many parts and catalytic converters.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Jets Public House on Milwaukee

Heard rumors they got new owners and staff. Any info out there on this?

  • From Jet's Facebook Page: First off, thank you Mike Jettner for 9+ years of good times and great memories at Jet’s Public House. We are excited to continue the tradition that has been established at Jet’s. The loyal customers that have been supporting the bar are very important to us...

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    From Jet's Facebook Page: First off, thank you Mike Jettner for 9+ years of good times and great memories at Jet’s Public House. We are excited to continue the tradition that has been established at Jet’s. The loyal customers that have been supporting the bar are very important to us and we look forward to meeting (or re-meeting) all of you along the way. Our goal is to continue making Jet’s a destination for good times and a fun atmosphere for hanging with friends, great food, trivia, music, and watching our beloved sports teams. Stop in, we look for to seeing you!
    John Eshoo
    Pat Maguire
    Bridget Maguire

  • Jet's, my old stamping ground!

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6 days ago

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Recommendation needed for car transmission shop

I am looking for a recommendation for a reasonable and honest transmission mechanic. If you know of anyone, please let me know. Thanks in advance.

  • Mike in Jeff Park In the neighborhood

    I will 2nd Joe's recommendation. They have done two cars for me over the past 10 or so years. Neither needed any additional work for the remaining years I owned them.

  • Thanks so much to all of you for taking the time to offer the recommendations! I truly appreciate it!

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!

4 days ago

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6 days ago

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Pediatric Doctor

Hi folks. We moved into the Jefferson Park/Portage Park area a year ago. I am searching for a pediatrician around this area for my children. Could someone please refer a doctor? Thank you.

  • My kids have seen Dr. Ellen (Papacek) at Town and Country for years now and really like her. Asked my son if he wanted to switch to a male doctor when he turned 12 several years ago, he wanted to stay with Dr. Ellen. She is very thorough and open with the kids. She's informative with out acting authoritarian. Highly recommend her.

  • Dr fiedler at addison and central. Shes great!

Aug 07

Updated 5 days ago

Local Barber

I know there was a previous thread on this, but I can't locate it so I will ask again. I am looking for a neighborhood barber...don't really need a stylist or salon, I don't have much hair lol, I just need someone who does a good job running the clippers over my mostly bald head, trim my beard, etc. Believe it or not, it's possible to get a bad haircut even when it's short and sparse. I've been going to...

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I know there was a previous thread on this, but I can't locate it so I will ask again. I am looking for a neighborhood barber...don't really need a stylist or salon, I don't have much hair lol, I just need someone who does a good job running the clippers over my mostly bald head, trim my beard, etc. Believe it or not, it's possible to get a bad haircut even when it's short and sparse. I've been going to Sam at Master Barber on Austin and Irving, but unless you get there at 7:45am, you may end up waiting for an hour, he's that popular and busy. Basically, the best guy for me would be a good, old-fashioned barber.

Thanks in advance for the suggestions!

  • Fletch on Luna 7 year Jefferson Park resident

    Open Tuesday/Wednesday Friday/Saturday. 8:30 - 6 weekdays. 8:30 - 4:30 on Saturday I believe.

  • Just got into Karl's before close. Nice guy. Good cut. I didn't have cash (didn't know it was cash-only), and I tried to give him my license while I ran down the street to the ATM. He didn't take it and said to come back tomorrow to pay him, but...

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    Just got into Karl's before close. Nice guy. Good cut. I didn't have cash (didn't know it was cash-only), and I tried to give him my license while I ran down the street to the ATM. He didn't take it and said to come back tomorrow to pay him, but I returned a few minutes later to get squared away (I'm forgetful, so rather not put it off). Very trusting!

    It's a different cut than I usually get from my regular person. Longer on top and the buzz on the sides isn't as high, but it's nice. I just hope it still looks decent in two weeks for a wedding I'm going to since I kept it longer than usual this time around. I usually get my hair cut a little shorter and grow into it by about week 3. Unlike all the guys who get fades, I prefer my hair a couple weeks post-haircut versus fresh off the chair. haha

    Thanks for the recommendation!

5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Great Pre-School/Child Care Center

If you are looking for a great pre-school for your little one(s) my kids school recently released this video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afmxh-okyFg . The school is terrific!

  • Just watched your video. The place looks very nice. Come to our Irving Woods Neighborhood, part of Dunning.

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 5 days ago

Mea Kopa Alderman Arena

I had a number of heated conversations and correspondence with Alderman John Arena shortly after he took office, some of which were present on this media at the time. Others were sent in private messages. My problem with the Alderman was that it appeared to me he was placing all of his eggs into the 6 Corners basket. Since I knew he lived in Portage Park and I live in Jefferson/Gladstone Park, I presumed his bias would be where he...

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I had a number of heated conversations and correspondence with Alderman John Arena shortly after he took office, some of which were present on this media at the time. Others were sent in private messages. My problem with the Alderman was that it appeared to me he was placing all of his eggs into the 6 Corners basket. Since I knew he lived in Portage Park and I live in Jefferson/Gladstone Park, I presumed his bias would be where he lived.

I was sick of all the junk in Jefferson/Gladstone Park...the empty store fronts, the vacant lots, the weeds. There was no progress.

But since he took office, I have seen this neighborhood move forward. Businesses coming into Gladstone Park like Leadbelly and Elly's. Properties being cleaned up like the mess at Foster and Central that Walgreen's has taken over, and now the plaza at NW Highway and Foster.

I feel proud to drive through this neighborhood again.

I don't know how much of this progress and improvement has been because of your efforts, Mr. Alderman. But you are in the Captain's chair and it's your watch, and I will give you credit for it.

The 45th Ward as I see it in Jeff Park and Gladstone Park is so much improved. The former Chevy dealership is even moving forward.

Mr. Alderman, I want to take back all those nasty things I said about you and say thanks. You're actually pretty ok.

  • gotts1 Block Party Planner

    Milwaukee Ave is looking better and better. I would like to see better lighting at the viaduct on Milwaukee Ave, and since Walgreen's has expanded there parking lot at Central and Foster the whole area looks great.

  • Thank's John

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Disabling streetlights

Just a heads-up... last night while walking home from the train around 9:00 p.m., I saw two kids standing on the southwest corner of Lawrence and Linder. One of the kids bent down underneath one of those green electrical boxes. I heard a pop and all the streetlights between Linder and Long went out. One kid took off running, and the other slowly walked away. They were out about 3-4 minutes, the length of the phone call to 911. I was able to give a description of one of the kids, but the other one was wearing a hoodie.

  • Tina D. L.S. Whole life until now, Hollywood Park

    The only thing as far as the pop goes, is the electric turning off.... The way they turned it off is by using a lighter so that the electric box thinks it is daylight out.

  • Dave is 100% correct. A lighter, flashlight or cell phone light will do the trick... They only stay off for a couple minutes.

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.

6 days ago

45th Ward Office Art Opening Tonight

If you missed the PhotoArt Fest at Jeff Fest or you want to view it again please join me TONIGHT, Thursday, Aug. 14th from 5:30 - 8:00pm for the 45th Ward Office Gallery Opening Reception --- 4754 N. Milwaukee Ave.

The show will hang from July 30th - August 25th. It will highlight the winners of Photo Art Fest ll along with artwork by members of C3 and PhotoArt Fest II judges.

https://www.facebook.com/events/670678209680707/?notif_t=plan_user_invited

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Improvement Plans for Gladstone Plaza

Gladstone Plaza is getting a nice upgrade!

A vacant 37,000-square-foot shopping center at Foster Avenue and Northwest Highway will be renovated as part of a plan to open an immediate care medical facility there. Given the access issues, a medical facility is a good fit for the site because it is not expected to generate as much traffic as a fast-food restaurant. The M1-2 zoning of the site, which is intended primarily for manufacturing uses, permits medical offices, restaurants and...

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Gladstone Plaza is getting a nice upgrade!

A vacant 37,000-square-foot shopping center at Foster Avenue and Northwest Highway will be renovated as part of a plan to open an immediate care medical facility there. Given the access issues, a medical facility is a good fit for the site because it is not expected to generate as much traffic as a fast-food restaurant. The M1-2 zoning of the site, which is intended primarily for manufacturing uses, permits medical offices, restaurants and a variety of retail uses.

As a key component to our ward’s economic viability, improvements & developments like these contribute to the economic growth in the Gladstone Park neighborhood and the rest of the 45th Ward.

These plans include a complete renovation of storefront façades, upgrades of landscape in and around the plaza, and updates to other exterior portions of the plaza.

Improvements like these will only continue to improve our neighborhoods and encourage economic growth in our communities.

http://nadignewspapers.com/2014/08/06/renovation-planned-for-shopping-center/

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bungalow - painted/ tar lowest bricks

Looking for info on bungalow foundations that are covered with tar or silver coating. My bungalow came with the bottom 6 rows of brick coated with a silver colored product. I'm doing some concrete repairs and now the silver coating was disturbed. Don't know what to recoat with dont want to use tar.

  • Robin Proud owner of Historic Bungalow

    Are you a member of the Bungalow Association? Contact them. They can put you in touch with businesses who are familiar with this type of problem and can advise you.
    chicagobungalow.org

  • A&K, the problem that Jefferson Parker will have with all of the above mentioned techniques is that the bricks that had the caulk are face bricks with the grooves in them. If you use anything like a grinder or hammer and chisel it removes the grooves and ruins the face bricks. Any other suggestions? We tried using heat and chemicals (don't remember which ones) but those all left the smallest amount of film that is just as noticeable as the original caulk line. Thanks for the help.

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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 09

Updated Aug 12

Gyms or Fitness Centers?

I am moving to Jeff Park on Tuesday (8/12). I will be living at Marmora and Sunnyside. Looking for a place to workout at before work so they need to be open early. I go in at 5 a.m. for an hour or so. Thanks for any references.

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5300-5399 N. Lotus Ave.