Apr 09

Updated 19 hours ago

Apartments proposed for site near Jeff Park Metra station

Features include large landscaped courtyard, 48 units in two five-story buildings, interior parking:
http://nadignewspapers.com/2014/04/09/48-unit-apartment-complex-proposed-for-site-at-long-and-argyle-near-jeff-park-metra-station/

  • Ryan Richter Transportation Planner in Jefferson Park

    Queen of Insanity - I think this is right on. In my own experience my wife and I lived in Lincoln Park and Lincoln Square before purchasing in Jefferson Park. We always had one car, but bought a larger second one when child #2 came around. Yet, we managed to...

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    Queen of Insanity - I think this is right on. In my own experience my wife and I lived in Lincoln Park and Lincoln Square before purchasing in Jefferson Park. We always had one car, but bought a larger second one when child #2 came around. Yet, we managed to find a place just 5-6 blocks from the Jeff Park terminal. Being carless is not as appealing right now, sure, but it will when I'm older, and I like the fact that amenities are around so as my kids get older they will be less reliant on me to drive them places. I work downtown so not driving has its perks, too. One of the reasons I'm pro-development and additional density (not anywhere, just near the train station) is because I have a rational, experienced, professional based belief that viable businesses and residential neighborhoods around transit create strong communities.

  • Zoes mom working at home

    @Queenofinsanity It's probably not going to be single occupancy at 2k a month it will be at least 2 + people per unit. Easily affordable, splitting the utilities. the plus would be the location to the train, the negative will be the noise.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Looking For Local Family Fun Holiday Suggestions

With small children. What are the streets with the best lights? Looking forward to doing most of my shopping locally. So many great choices.

4 days ago

Should area parochial schools consolidate?

St. Cornelius pastor tells parish that consolidation plan for NW Side is in the works; Archdiocese says plans not finalized. Several area schools say they plan to remain open next year.
http://nadignewspapers.com/2014/11/18/catholic-schools-may-consolidate/

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Roberts Square PAC to Meet Thursday at Jeff Park

Join us at the toasty (if a little drafty) Jeff Park Field House this Thursday evening, as we do a Look Back and a Look Ahead, and elect our board members for 2015!
All welcome, Thursday Nov 20 at 7PM.. If you can't attend but want to serve, or register concerns about our wunnerful little park, call tom at (773) 715-8108 or drop us a note at our web site: http://robertssquarepac.org/

https://www.facebook.com/RobertsSquareParkAdvisoryCouncil?notif_t=page_new_likes

  • TomL Loves, bikes, dogs, Jeff Park and Chicago

    Oh, and if you like what we've done this year, and want to support the park's plans for 2015, you can DONATE easily at our web site anytime (tax deductible)..Even small amounts go a long way... and are most appreciated!
    http://robertssquarepac.org/donate.html

5 days ago

Tickets now available for Jefferson Park Messiah Sing-Along concert on Dec. 14

Visit CopernicusTickets.org. The Copernicus Center is located one block from the Jefferson Park Blue Line stop. The concert is intended for singers and non-singers to enjoy.
http://nadignewspapers.com/2014/11/17/jefferson-park-sing-along-messiah-comes-to-copernicus-center/

6 days ago

New Forest Glen mural celebrated

The Forest Glen Community Club celebrates the completion of the new mural on the viaduct at Forest Glen and Elston. Ald. John Arena, Congressman Mike Quigley, St. Rep. John D'Amico, and Arts Alive Chicago president Cyd Smillie were among those at the event. (photo by Randy Baran)

Nov 12

Updated Nov 14

Can you vote for alderman elections if you aren't a US citizen?

I know it's illegal to vote in some elections as I'm nota citizen - but I can vote for alderman right? thanks

Nov 13

Updated Nov 14

Quigley Admits that the O'Hare Expansion "May Have Been a Mistake" . Now what?!

Here's an excellent article and audio interview that speaks on the current noise issues many of us are having with the new O'Hare expansion. The article hits home on a lot of the points for us here in the 38th ward.

I'm SHOCKED to see that an elected official is (GASP!) admitting they might have made a very expensive mistake. Quigley has been nothing but fair about this in my eyes, and he's certainly earned my respect as far as this matter goes.

Article:
http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20141113/ohare/quigley-blasts-ohare-expansion-says-new-runways-may-have-been-mistake?utm_source=Jefferson+Park%2C+Portage+Park+%26+Norwood+Park&utm_campaign=bf4a064676-Mailchimp-CHI&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e52b2129cd-bf4a064676-171885609

A local group you can join to fight back (FAiR):
http://www.fairchicago.org/
https://www.facebook.com/FairAllocationInRunways

Website to report excessive noise:
https://servicerequest.cityofchicago.org/web_intake_chic/Controller?op=csrform&restrict_loc=Y&invSRType=AVN

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

    It is the ongoing effort of FAiR that leads the way on finding solutions to the changes made at O'Hare. These changes were made without any real community input. We are a citizen-led initiative to build community. We gather democratically. Join us. www.fairchicago.org

  • It wouldn't have mattered if he had had the correct figures, Daley would have rammed it through anyway. He doesn't live up here, was close to retirement and I'm sure he had a lot of cronies who stood to make $$ on the runway expansion construction. Noise? What noise?

Nov 11

Updated Nov 12

Veterans Day ceremony held at Milwaukee/Higgins in Jefferson Park

The Indian Portage VFW Post 3592 held its annual Veterans Day ceremony at the war memorial at Higgins and Milwaukee avenues in Jefferson Park. The monument has been maintained by a group of WWII veterans for about 70 years. Bugler Larry Zimmerman of Nadig Newspapers concluded the ceremony with Taps. Members of the Jefferson Park Chamber of Commerce were among those attending the ceremony.

  • AnnabelleBlue Proud teacher & active mom who loves our hood :)

    Did Brian Nadig take that photo? I'm disappointed that Brian decided to offset the main subject matter - the monument and veterans - to get a politician in the frame.

  • Black Stalin http://reddit.com/r/greatNWside

    I wasn't there but look at the EB post, it's Brian typing the text, not a link to an article in one of his newspapers. I'd assume the JPG file came from the potato he carries around.

    Brian has never claimed to be a photographer.

Nov 10

Updated Nov 12

Local veterans art museum hosts new exhibit

New exhibit at the National Veterans Art Museum at 4041 N. Milwaukee Ave at Six Corners
100 Faces of War Experience:
Portraits and Words of Americans Who Served in Iraq and Afghanistan

The exhibition will be on view from November 11, 2014 through May 1, 2015.
The 100 Faces of War Experience is an open contemplation of the American experience of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It consists of portraits of 100 veterans who were chosen to represent the...

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New exhibit at the National Veterans Art Museum at 4041 N. Milwaukee Ave at Six Corners
100 Faces of War Experience:
Portraits and Words of Americans Who Served in Iraq and Afghanistan

The exhibition will be on view from November 11, 2014 through May 1, 2015.
The 100 Faces of War Experience is an open contemplation of the American experience of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It consists of portraits of 100 veterans who were chosen to represent the statistical demographics of the American involvement in these conflicts. Each person was asked to provide the words that accompany their portrait. They are allowed total freedom in what they want to say.This exhibition is timed to coincide with the official end of war in Afghanistan and it is meant to be a place of open contemplation upon the American experience of these wars.

These portraits represent a cross section of the American experience of these wars and the statements of the people pictured reveal a candid, unedited understanding of our recent history. Nine years in the making, 100 Faces was created by Artist Matt Mitchell. Each portrait represents a part of the American statistics of these wars and comes out of a personal meeting between the artist and the person pictured.

  • Warren P. Photographer

    Awesome exhibit

  • AnnabelleBlue Proud teacher & active mom who loves our hood :)

    We went yesterday. Absolutely moving and I recommend it to all.

Nov 07

Updated Nov 10

Jewel's Grocery Carts...

What has happened to the Jewel Osco on Irving Park and Narragansett? It doesn't seem to be as clean as it was; also, the shelves are not kept stocked...and the carts are much to be desired...I no longer take a cart if I have to go to that Jewel...whatever I can carry is all that I will buy. Also, there is a young woman behind the lunch meat/salad counter that is extremely rude...I ended up not buying from that counter because I was upset with the way she talked to me...anyway, it really seems different within the past 4 months or so...has anyone else noticed this?

Nov 10

St Cornelius to be part of regional school plan, according to pastor

St. Cornelius School update: Pastor Dan Fallon tells parish that he agreed to have the parish school be part of a regionalization plan. Details of the plan are still being worked out, but Fallon reported in the Nov. 9 church bulletin that the agreement kept St. Cornelius off the Archdiocese's school closure list. It is not clear whether St. Cornelius would be the host campus as part of a regional school, which reportedly would involve at least four other existing NW Side parochial schools. The school recently raised about $250,000 in an effort to demonstrate to the Archdiocese that the school should stay open and that it could cover its own operating costs.
http://nadignewspapers.com/2014/11/07/three-area-schools-set-to-close/

Nov 06

Updated Nov 08

Unwanted Advertisement Papers delivered....

Hello...sometime ago someone on EB gave me the email address of the person to contact to stop the delivery of the advertisement papers left on my porch...I did email him at the time and was told to wait for about 3-6 weeks and it will stop....well, it has been almost or even over a year and I have two of them on my porch at this writing....I cannot seem to find the email address...does anyone know what it is so I can try contacting this fellow again?

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

    I called a number on the plastic cover of Red Plum several months ago, to stop distribution. Although I was told I'd stop receiving Red Plum the following week, it never happened. I agree these things are a nuisance. We should have to opt in!

  • Keep mine coming TYVM!

Nov 07

Updated Nov 07

Gladstone Park Chamber honors 16th District police officers

The Gladstone Park Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 5 held its annual 16th District police officers' recognition breakfast at the Gale Street Inn. Honored were officers Eric Bellomy, Nicholas Redelsperger, Wendy Weller, Kenneth Varchetto and Phillip Travis. Pictured are (from left) Lieutenant John Garrido, State Senator John Mulroe, Weller, Chamber President David Wians, Varchetto, State Rep. Rob Martwick, Redelsperger, Alderman Margaret Laurino (39th) and Commander Roger Bay. (Photo by Laura Gale)

  • Black Stalin http://reddit.com/r/greatNWside

    Did you mean to publish this to your paper? Aren't you missing out on advertising clicks at http://nadignewspapers.com? Just wondering.

Nov 06

Lunch and Learn With Catherine Johns

Join Jefferson Park Chamber and Norwood Park Chamber for a Lunch and Learn Program on November 18 at noon at the Copernicus Annex 5214 W Lawrence

Nov 04

Updated Nov 06

Typical Chicago Election Day

Went to vote at Beaubien this morning at 6:20 am and the machines for the 45th ward 32nd precinct were down. Really? What time did you start setting up and realized the machines weren't working? Not to mention the 2 poll workers were very young...come on Arena get some decent precinct workers and poll workers!

  • To clarify: Each precinct has one Touchscreen machine. Early Voting is Touchscreens only.

    The judges arrive and set up at 5 am.

    At Beaubien, I am going to guess that the Electronic Poll Book was the issue. This was only the second election with those, they are extremely helpful. Not...

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    To clarify: Each precinct has one Touchscreen machine. Early Voting is Touchscreens only.

    The judges arrive and set up at 5 am.

    At Beaubien, I am going to guess that the Electronic Poll Book was the issue. This was only the second election with those, they are extremely helpful. Not every judge is up to speed on those yet. It does not mean you couldn't vote.

    It isn't necessary for ANY machines to work, because there is a backup for everything.

    Bella, bring your voter's card with you or that postcard the Board sends you. That way you know which precinct you are registered to vote in. Some precincts share a location.

    There are only one or two "younger judges" in a precinct. One high school student and maybe a college student, they receive the same training as all the judges. My experiences with them have been positive. They are less intimidated by the Electronic Poll Book, the Touchscreen machine, the Ballot Scanner and the Card Activator.

    Precinct captains have nothing at all to do with the judges and polling place being ready to go when the polls open. Nor should they.

Nov 06

Seeking Crafters with unique products

St. Robert Bellarmine Parents' Association still has spots available for crafters for our Craft & Vendor Fair on November 22nd. The Craft Fair will be held at St. Robert Bellarmine Church's Kernaghan Hall at 4646 N. Austin Ave. Please email srbparentsassociation@gmail.com for details.

Nov 06

Seeking Crafters with unique products

St. Robert Bellarmine Parents' Association still has spots available for crafters for our Craft & Vendor Fair on November 22nd. The Craft Fair will be held at St. Robert Bellarmine Church's Kernaghan Hall at 4646 N. Austin Ave. Please email contact srbparentsassociation@gmail.com for details.

Sep 30

Updated Nov 04

Paschke Art Center in Jefferson Park features exhibit with photos of Warhol, Bowie, Reed

Admission is free to art center, which is open 10 am to 7 pm seven days a week. Located at Milwaukee and Higgins (near the park).
http://nadignewspapers.com/2014/09/30/paschke-art-center-features-schapiro-photo-exhibit-bowie-reed-warhol-pictures-on-display-through-nov-15/

  • Great photos, I checked it out last weekend.

  • On Chicago Tonight ths evening:
    A Passion for Paschke
    We get a preview of rarely seen artwork by Ed Paschke from his family's personal collection. View a slideshow of Paschke's artwork.

    Maybe the museum will be on???

Nov 04

Updated Nov 04

Medical marijuana shop operator discusses plan for 2-story building in Jeff Park

Several dispensary applications are being sought for 45th Ward, but no more than two in all of Jefferson Township will be approved by the state. Township includes NW Side and extends as far south as North Avenue and as far east as Western Avenue.
http://nadignewspapers.com/2014/11/04/residents-raise-concerns-about-proposed-medical-marijuana-shop-in-jefferson-park/

  • Black Stalin http://reddit.com/r/greatNWside

    Why did they leave a For Rent sign in the window next door in their illustration of the street view? That's unfortunate.

  • BeenAFix Portage Park , Runner, Gamer, 30s, IT Guy

    They bought this building so it shows they are committed to the area and they have a previous track record in other states.

Nov 04

OLV Open House

Become part of the OLV family, join us for our Open House on Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 9:00 - 11:00 AM. We are currently accepting applications.

Nov 04

Gale Street Inn and OLV Team Up

OLV day at Gale Street Inn is this Thursday, Nov. 6th. So Come on out for some delicious food and support OLV.

Nov 03

Updated Nov 04

Couch for free (on curb)

Looks like a nice couch and love seat on the curb, left when the neighbors moved out. 5505 w Windsor.

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

    BethNWside is trying to be helpful. Unfortunately, bringing used furniture into your house, especially stuff that's been thrown out, can be really risky. Chicago is now #1 city in the U.S. for bedbugs. You don't want them!

  • Johnny Mayor of Milwaukee Ave.

    Hey, I was thinking of starting a bed bug farm. They are high in protein. Ever have a bed bug burger?

Nov 03

Updated Nov 03

Congrats to St. Constance School Student`

Congrats to Kevin R. and his teacher Mrs. Kelly Mikrut for being featured on the Weather Channel yesterday. Kevin wore his meteorologist Halloween costume and spoke about his dream to become a meteorologist one day. Mrs. Mikrut talked about the climate/weather in Chicago, and how it influences her teaching students about the weather.

  • C Ped Oriole Park homeowner

    His costume was fantastic!

Oct 31

Updated Nov 02

Looking to rent a garage

I am looking for a secure garage to store a car through the winter. Car would probably not be driven at all during the winter so no in/out, however we would come to start it occassionally. If you know of anyone who may have an extra space that they are not using please let me know. Budget is about $70/ month.
Thanks.

  • We are at Menard and Newport. PM me if interested.

  • Julie, thanks but we were hoping to be north of Montrose. Maybe Cris or Nikki are interested.

Nov 02

Get Your Holiday Shopping Done Early

Visit my church for a Handmade Market today 11:30-3:00
Edgebrook Community Church 6736 N. Loleta
Admission is FREE!

Oct 31

Updated Oct 31

City Council committee follows voting custom and approves pedestrian street for Jeff Park

Some committee members and State Senator Martinez urged for the matter to be deferred, but committee approves proposal at Ald. Arena's request.
http://nadignewspapers.com/2014/10/31/zoning-committee-considers-delaying-vote-on-proposed-pedestrian-street-designation-for-jefferson-park-but-honors-voting-custom/

  • He did say it was not Martinez's district:

    "he added that while her legislative district does not include Jefferson Park, it does cover a portion of the 45th Ward’s south end and that her constituents shop in Jefferson Park."

  • Black Stalin http://reddit.com/r/greatNWside

    Ha!

Oct 30

Your Commute to OLV!

OLV and your commute, we're right in the heart of everyone's neighborhood.

Oct 30

OLV Open House

Come join us for our Open House on Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 9:00 - 11:00 AM. We would love for you to become a part of our OLV family.

Oct 30

OLV day at Gale Street Inn.

OLV day at Gale Street Inn. So Come on out for some delicious food and support OLV. Please bring in or mention OLV flyer.

Oct 23

Updated Oct 29

  • bump. this is tonight.

  • Black Stalin http://reddit.com/r/greatNWside

    without the period it sounds like a craigslist personals post

  • Anybody go to this? Can you please report on the meeting?

Oct 29

Homemade Soups without the wait

Here's today's post on a great soup company based out of Waukegan.

http://grocerygalblog.com/frontier-soups-bell-american-heritage-jar/

Oct 28

Updated Oct 29

Chicago's Legno Gastropub 1st Annual Halloween Bash

Chicago's Legno Gastropub invites revelers to attend its first-annual Halloween Bash. The best drink specials in the city and complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres through out the evening. Winners of a costume contest will get $200, $100 or $50 for first, second or third place. Covers by Stolie beginning at 8:00 pm DJ's Brock Hegr and Joseph McMahon spinning tunes the rest of the night - FREE FREE FREE!!!

  • raven58 long long time portage Parker 54 yrs. strong

    Vote now till the 4th,,dude it's the 31th of October

  • Gustavo P.

    31st.

Oct 20

Updated Oct 27

Shredding Event

Prevent identity theft by bringing your old paperwork with any sensitive information to this SHRED EVENT and get them destroyed while you watch.

Shred-a-thon
Sunday, Nov. 9th from 10AM - 1PM
Hoyne Bank Parking Lot (4729 N. Milwuakee Ave.)

  • Thanks! Do you happen to have any plans for another electronics recycling soon? Looking for one that will destroy and/or recycle floppy disks, etc..

  • FINALLY on a day that I'm NOT working! thank you!

  • Amanda Felty Educator. Problem solver. Nerd.

    This makes me so happy. I've been trying to find a convenient way to do this without shredding 2 sheets at a time with my little personal shredder!

Oct 26

Updated Oct 27

Medical Cannabis Applications

When the Compassionate Use of Medical Marijuana Pilot Act was passed last year, the Illinois Departments of Professional Regulation, Agriculture & Public Health began to prepare licensing for dispensary sites throughout Illinois.

Before they open in 2015, the dispensaries must meet all of the state's standards. These standards are the strictest in the country. The patients who qualify for the medical cards are eligible only through their physician's recommendation.

The medication will be reserved for very specific medical conditions, such...

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When the Compassionate Use of Medical Marijuana Pilot Act was passed last year, the Illinois Departments of Professional Regulation, Agriculture & Public Health began to prepare licensing for dispensary sites throughout Illinois.

Before they open in 2015, the dispensaries must meet all of the state's standards. These standards are the strictest in the country. The patients who qualify for the medical cards are eligible only through their physician's recommendation.

The medication will be reserved for very specific medical conditions, such as ALS or certain cancers. Additionally, the Chicago Zoning Board of Appeals must approve any applicant who wishes to open a dispensary in the city. 13 potentially dispensary sites are reserved for Chicago, two in Jefferson Township.

However, the final decision on where medical marijuana dispensaries are opened is rendered by the State of Illinois.

Right now, we have two bending ZBA application in Jefferson Park, one at 4758 N. Milwaukee, and one at 4760 1/2 Milwaukee.

I will host a community meeting on the application at 4758 N. Milwaukee at 7 pm Monday, Nov. 3, at the Congregational Church of Jefferson Park, 5320 W. Giddings. Please come out, learn how the applicant plans to operate, and get your questions answered.

http://www2.illinois.gov/gov/mcpp/Documents/DPH%20FAQ%20080814.pdf

  • Black Stalin http://reddit.com/r/greatNWside

    Denny, just because a bunch of people apply for a state license within a county township doesnt mean they all get one. It's wild West right now.

    oh man, sheesh.

    morans

  • LadyLord Portage Park citizen

    Alderman, can you please confirm that it is highly unlikely both of these dispensaries will be approved? Since only two permits are allotted for all of Jefferson Township and there is currently a third application in Old Irving Park, it seems unlikely that the state/city would approve two right next...

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    Alderman, can you please confirm that it is highly unlikely both of these dispensaries will be approved? Since only two permits are allotted for all of Jefferson Township and there is currently a third application in Old Irving Park, it seems unlikely that the state/city would approve two right next to each other - but I want to make sure I'm understanding correctly.

    Also, Missy - as others have stated, the Illinois law is very different from the California law. There should be concerns about these places opening, but the concern should not be about the "type of person" who will be legally patronizing these places - rather, we should be concerned about the security measures in place as marijuana dispensaries are still all-cash businesses. I'm much more worried about robberies than the small potential for "marijuana abuse."

Oct 26

Farmers market at Lawrence and Long until 1:30 pm today

The Jefferson Park Sunday Market features produce, baked goods, cheese, honey, tamales, dog treats, soaps and more. It is a beautiful day. Come enjoy the last market of the season, near the park's tennis courts, 4822 N. Long Ave.

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