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Has anyone tried out Viva Cakes yet?

I saw this place for the first time today. (2835 N Central Ave) Not sure how long its been open. http://www.yelp.com/biz/viva-cake-bakery-chicago-3

14 hours ago

Legno's 1st Annual Halloween Extravaganza

Cancel you plans and join us tonight for Legnos 1st Annual Halloween Extravaganza! We have some amazing entertainment lined up along with some great prizes for the best costumes.

Drink specials all night include:
$2 312 Goose Island Drafts
$2 Great Lakes Pumpkin Ale

Come get your creep on! See you soon!

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Updated 19 hours ago

Halloween at Mars

I'm new to the area and have heard that the Mars Factory on Oak Park ave hands out candy on Halloween? Anyone have any details regarding this?

  • Does Ferrara Pan off Harlem give out candy too?

  • cheesecake chick i want to be the person my dog thinks i am

    get in line early. last year I drove past MARS plant on Oak Park and the line of kids was two blocks long.

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David Thorne Apologizes to EveryBlock

Back in April I was a victim of an internet scam that made itself appear as coming from EveryBlock. I was very angry. The reason they did not know how to handle my problem was that it did not originate with them. I wish I could delete my April 2014 post on the site. I am glad that I didn't promote the erroneous complaint anywhere else. I regret blaming EveryBlock. I hope EveryBlock and my neighbors forgive me.- David Thorne

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    I will forgive you for being angry last April if you will forgive me for having no inkling about what you posted 6 months ago.

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Oct 24

36th Ward Get Out the Vote Rally - October 25th

Come out to this GOTV Rally at Schorsch Village Hall, 6940 W. Belmont Ave. tomorrow from 10am - 12:30pm. Federal, state and county elected officials and candidates will be there. Please join us and our special guests as we rally to GET OUT THE VOTE this up coming election. Let's show that the 36th Ward will be heard!!!

Oct 24

Looking for a House for rent

Im looking for a house to rent that has at least 3 bedrooms and a yard in the Belmont-Cragin community.

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PNC Bank branch now open at North & Columbian in Oak Park

It's great to see a long-vacant building occupied, and they did a very nice job sprucing up the building and landscaping

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Updated Oct 17

North Avenue needs attention NOW

Here's a link to our letter to the Oak Park Wednesday Journal re: spending on Lake St. vs. North Ave. You can add your own comments online.

http://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/10-7-2014/North-Avenue-needs-attention-now/

  • Thanks for your response. While I am not pleased with the increased traffic down our street, I am most concerned about the alley traffic. I think it is a combined problem of cars turning off North and finding they can't go through and then driving block after block to find...

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    Thanks for your response. While I am not pleased with the increased traffic down our street, I am most concerned about the alley traffic. I think it is a combined problem of cars turning off North and finding they can't go through and then driving block after block to find a street they can go south on in addition to people just attempting to avoid North Avenue traffic by speeding through the alleys. I know there are "No Thru Traffic" signs, but these do nothing. Is it possible to have speed bumps installed in the East-West alleys? What can we do about the obnoxious honking at T-intersections and streets? There are afternoon/evenings where it is obscene to sit in our backyard due to the incessant honking and revving of engines in the alley.

  • Ben, I suggest you attend the next resident beat officer meeting and bring this up, if you haven't already done so. The RBO has no authority over installing speed bumps, but s/he can bring the problem to the attention of Chief Tanksley and also can monitor alleys and issue tickets....

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    Ben, I suggest you attend the next resident beat officer meeting and bring this up, if you haven't already done so. The RBO has no authority over installing speed bumps, but s/he can bring the problem to the attention of Chief Tanksley and also can monitor alleys and issue tickets. I vaguely remember a discussion about speed bumps. If I'm not mistaken, the Oak Park police are opposed because it will slow them down in pursuit of bad guys. But you could bring that up as well. If you live east of Ridgeland, the next NE Oak Park RBO meeting is this coming Tuesday, 10/21, at Hatch School, 7 PM.

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Updated Oct 16

What would you think of a medical marijuana dispensary on North Ave.?

Sounds like a medical marijuana dispensary may be coming to western end of North Ave. in Oak Park. http://tinyurl.com/o44rv8o . If you live in north Oak Park or Galewood, please let me know how you feel about this.

  • HoneyBadger resident

    Don't see the need for stand alone dispensaries. If the marijuana is to be used for medical reasons then let the drug stores dispense it - better yet, the hospitals.

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Updated Oct 15

Cragin Park Advisory Council Meeting

Cragin Park
Advisory Council
Meeting
Thursday, October 16
5:00 pm
in the Cragin Park Fieldhouse
2611 N. Lockwood

  • Pat Belmont Central homeowner

    Darn, would have loved to know about this more than 48 hours in advance. What does this organization discuss at its meetings?

  • Rita Barth Cragin Park Advisory Council President

    Pat a Park Advisory Council is a monthly meeting that happens at the park to discuss with Park Manager any concerns. There is an elected board and everyone is welcome.

  • Rita Barth Cragin Park Advisory Council President

    Meeting will be
    Postponed until November since Cragin Parks Manager is having her baby.

Oct 15

LLoyd Elementary LSC

Another great meeting with the LSC members of LLoyd Elementary School. What a another group of terrific parents,staff and community members. Seeing these groups of volunteers makes what I'm doing worth every minute.Thank You

Oct 15

Thanks Locke LSC

I would like to thank the Locke Elementary LSC for allowing me the time to introduce myself and to meet such a terrific group of people. I can not stress enough the incredible sacrifice that all members of our Local School Councils make for the betterment of our kids, schools and communities. I look forward to future meetings and working closely with these truly dedicated people to make our community a better place to live.

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