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3rd Meeting of Neighborhood Group - For Those in the Area Bound by Grand/Chicago/Damen/Western

If you live in the area bound by Grand/Chicago/Damen/Western, there is a new neighborhood organization forming. Our third public community meeting and will be held on Saturday September 20th at 10am at the Ukrainian Cultural Center located at 2247 W. Chicago Ave., at Oakley.

We are holding monthly steering committee meetings for the foreseeable future to serve as a public forum for your input and ideas as we work to formalize an organizational structure.

The three existing committees (community affairs,...

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If you live in the area bound by Grand/Chicago/Damen/Western, there is a new neighborhood organization forming. Our third public community meeting and will be held on Saturday September 20th at 10am at the Ukrainian Cultural Center located at 2247 W. Chicago Ave., at Oakley.

We are holding monthly steering committee meetings for the foreseeable future to serve as a public forum for your input and ideas as we work to formalize an organizational structure.

The three existing committees (community affairs, operations, planning and preservation) will present updates and the organization name will be discussed. And we are hosting a social gathering at Tuman's Tap (Chicago & Leavitt) after the meeting.

If you cannot attend, but would still like to get involved, send us an email to

neighborhoodoptions60612@gmail.com.

To check for updates and find out about our progress and goals look here:

http://neighborhoodoptions.blogspot.com

Whether you own or rent come to make your voice heard and please share this information with your neighbors!

Thank You.

JW Glass

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Chicago Rapper, Common, Comes Home for Sunday Music Festival

The fest, hosted by Dave Chappelle, kicks off in Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St., Sunday. There will be two stages. The main stage is for ages 18 and older. Featured guests include Lupe Fiasco, De La Soul, MC Lyte, Jennifer Hudson , Jay Electronica and Lil Herb.

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Lost Dog- Chihuahua!

Be on the lookout for this Lost Chihuahua! Belushi was lost at Huron & Wood in the West Town Neighborhood of Chicago on Sept 15. Please share too!

  • FOUND!!! Exciting news everyone!! Belushi has been found! A man found him on his way to work Monday morning and saw a flyer today! Thank you all for your support!!!

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Will Natalino's ever re-open?

Hi neighbors!

Does anyone know why Natalino's closed down a few years ago?

There is a large "license revoked" sign posted on the side, but what is the story here?

I never got the chance to try it out, but I heard the food and service were great.
This neighborhood needs a great Italian eatery!

Any idea if something will ever open up in its place?

  • Big Al WP Big Al, Your Neighborhood Pal

    Just to set the record straight, as Mr. Beef's accountant, the owner of Mr. Beef owned the building and his business partner ran the restaurant. Hope that clears up any confusion here.

  • Crain's
    Feb 11, 2009

    (Crain's) — Midwest Bank has filed a foreclosure lawsuit to collect about $650,000 on Mr. Beef, the longtime Italian beef sandwich restaurant in River North.

    The Melrose Park-based bank alleges that Mr. Beef's co-owners, Joseph Zucchero and Michael Genevese, failed to pay off two loans, totaling...

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    Crain's
    Feb 11, 2009

    (Crain's) — Midwest Bank has filed a foreclosure lawsuit to collect about $650,000 on Mr. Beef, the longtime Italian beef sandwich restaurant in River North.

    The Melrose Park-based bank alleges that Mr. Beef's co-owners, Joseph Zucchero and Michael Genevese, failed to pay off two loans, totaling $330,000, when they came due in October, and missed monthly payments on a third loan, according to a complaint filed Dec. 19 in Cook Court Circuit Court.

    The loan problems aren't tied to the performance of Mr. Beef, a Chicago culinary institution at 666 N. Orleans St. The difficulties could be a simple story of restaurateurs overextending themselves at a bad time. A portion of the loans on the Mr. Beef building were used to cover costs of Natalino's, a West Town restaurant that Messrs. Zucchero and Genevese opened in March, "just on the cusp of this whole economic meltdown," Mr. Zucchero says ruefully.

    But Mr. Zucchero says Natalino's, a 120-seat restaurant... "does phenomenal, even in this market." Instead, he sees the foreclosure case as an example of how some tight-fisted lenders are squeezing small entrepreneurs.

    In addition to the Midwest Bank loans, Norridge-based Plaza Bank holds a $2-million loan secured in part by the Chicago Avenue property. The Plaza Bank loan is current, Mr. Zucchero says...

    Both banks have rebuffed efforts to refinance those loans and other debts, which total about $3.5 million, he says. Messrs. Zucchero and Genevese say they have offered to put up properties worth more than $6 million to secure the loans.

    "You'd think they (the banks) would go, 'OK, come on in and talk this out and get this thing rehashed," Mr. Zucchero says....

    Modest cost overruns made finances even tighter. Mr. Zucchero admits missing payments to Midwest Bank, but blames that in part on non-Hodgkins lymphoma that he was diagnosed with last year, which took him away from the business.

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Jennifer Hudson Added to Common's Aahh! Fest Lineup

Organizers announced earlier that comedian Dave Chappelle would host the inaugural Aahh! Festival in the park, 1501 W. Randolph St.

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Need experienced handyman to fix my balcony door

My balcony door has run off the track and even when I unscrew the bottom screws I can't get the door out to fix it. I need an experienced handyman to take a look and get the door off the track and also take a look at the damaged track. I don't need someone like me who dabbles in this sort of thing, I need someone with experience with balcony doors, if possible. Does anyone know a good handyman with this type of experience?

  • I do not have any personal experience recommendation but you may want to call Mr. Handyman of Lincoln Park 312-985-9283.

    I noticed two Mr. Handyman trucks parked on the 1500 block of west Adams street for the past month. I then noticed several of their trucks parked south of the Whole Foods store on Kingsbury. They have a "robust" web site and reviews on Yelp which may provide some further assistance.

    Hope this helps. Good luck.

  • My wive runs a handyman service and lives in the neighborhood.

    They do a lot of marketing is for Seniors, but they service everyone. http://www.plhi.org/services/handyman-services.aspx

  • BTW - The heavier glass doors usually have screws at the top and bottom that retract the rollers. Sometimes the top screws are in a different place than the lower ones.

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Flashes of Hope Fall FUNdraiser at Kaiser Tiger!

Thu, Sep 18, 2014 7:00 to 10:00 PM

Flashes of Hope Chicago is putting the FUN in FUNdraising at our event held in honor that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month being held at Kaiser Tiger, a Sausage, Bacon and Beer venue from the creators of Paddy Long's (at the former space of The Tasting Room).

Purchase tickets for $20.00 thru 9/17 via Eventbrite: flashesofhopechicago.eventbrite.com
$25.00 at the door (cash only)

Your ticket will be a donation to support Flashes of Hope Chicago, a nonprofit organization that changes...

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Flashes of Hope Chicago is putting the FUN in FUNdraising at our event held in honor that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month being held at Kaiser Tiger, a Sausage, Bacon and Beer venue from the creators of Paddy Long's (at the former space of The Tasting Room).

Purchase tickets for $20.00 thru 9/17 via Eventbrite: flashesofhopechicago.eventbrite.com
$25.00 at the door (cash only)

Your ticket will be a donation to support Flashes of Hope Chicago, a nonprofit organization that changes the way children with cancer and other life threatening illnesses see themselves through the gift of photography and raises money for pediatric cancer research!

With your ticket, you will also have some draft beer, wine, soda from 7:00 to 8:00 PM and decadent apps and sweets throughout the evening! Check out the whole mouth-watering Kaiser Tiger menu here: http://kaisertiger.com/sausage/food/ and please plan on staying as we have the whole second floor party room with some of the best views of the Chicago skyline!

Our hope is to have a fun evening with some of our favorite volunteers, supporters and meet some new ones while we create awareness and raise some funds! See more details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/726300834110771/

Can't make the event? No problem! Kindly consider making a donation to support us here (be sure to mark the Chicago chapter from the drop down menu): http://flashesofhope.org/support-us/donate

Want to learn about Flashes of Hope Chicago? Please visit: https://www.facebook.com/FlashesofHopeChicago
http://flashesofhope.org/chapters/chicago

Thank you! for your support and Kaiser Tiger for the amazing venue!

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police & helicopters

Does anyone know you there are police flying down western Ave going north and helicopters?

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Projection Mapping Animations at the High Dive

The West Town Art Walk is just around the corner, taking place on October 3-4. Come out and support all of the amazing featured artists and West Town establishments. And be sure to stop by the High Dive at 1938 W. Chicago Ave. to see two projection mapped animations.

The two animations below will be on display 5pm – 8pm on October 3rd and 11am – 8pm on October 4th:

untitled – 5’ x 7’ – 03:15 (http://vimeo.com/58034310)

the elephant in the room – 4’ x 4’ – 05:45 (https://vimeo.com/105606079)

For more info on the event: http://www.westtownartwalk.com

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The Best Places To Watch Each Pro Football Team In Chicago

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  • I am fairly certain that both Crew and Andersonville Brewery are showing the games. One is in Uptown near Lawrence and the brewery is next to Hamburger Mary's.

  • Matilda at 3101 N Sheffield is showing packers games this year. Talked to the owner and he's got a bunch of specials coming in from Hinterland, Oso, Capital and other wisconsin craft brews throughout the season. Supposedly there's going to be an "official" packer beer released this year and served only a Lambeau and he managed to get a keg.

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New to the Neighborhood

Hello West Town,

We wanted to take a second to introduce ourselves. We are a local Chicago start-up drink delivery service partnering with local business owners in your area. We currently work with Noble Grape on Chicago Ave. You can place your orders online at Drinkfly.com or download to app to your smartphone or android. Once you place your order, a store employee will make the delivery to your door where all IDs are checked, just as they would be at the store. Stay warm out there, and have a great Thursday.

Cheers!
DF

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Found dog

Found a white mixed breed dog in the starbucks lot at grand and ogden earlier today, my friend has him at her house right now but we are hoping to find the owner. He had a choker collar on but no tags. Very friendly dog, let me know if you can help locate the owner.

  • Have you had her scanned for a microchip yet? Any vet clinic can do it, or we can scan her at The Anti-Cruelty Society. I found the owner of a nice dog in West Town earlier this year that way.

  • There's a lady who works at 1528 W Adams building who lost a dog. She put posters all over Near West Side, however that was about 8 weeks ago. The dog was tiny though, so I can't see it requiring a pinch collar. How big is this dog?

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Knight at the Movies: The Skeleton Twins; The Homestretch; film notes

...Park series Friday, Sept. 12, as part of a short- film showcase at Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St., at 7:30 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/HatboxesTheMovie

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