21 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

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

    Glad to see something going in here. I really hope it goes in. This vacant lot is an eye sore and adding residents will hopefully help revive Lawrence Ave over there.

  • Portage Park Ryan Portage Park is where I call home.

    Residents will complain about traffic...

22 hours ago

We would love to see all you creeps at our halloween party!

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!!!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1574120816140817/

Oct 14

Updated 44 hours ago

Oct. 16 meeting on proposed North Mayfair mosque scheduled

The North Mayfair Improvement Association will hold a community meeting on a proposed Yemeni mosque and community center at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in the auditorium at Palmer School, 5051 N. Kenneth Ave.
The mosque would be located in a triangular-shaped industrial building that is located behind a series of bungalows in the 4800 block of North Kentucky Avenue and that is bordered on all three sides by an alley, with no direct access to a street. The community...

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The North Mayfair Improvement Association will hold a community meeting on a proposed Yemeni mosque and community center at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in the auditorium at Palmer School, 5051 N. Kenneth Ave.
The mosque would be located in a triangular-shaped industrial building that is located behind a series of bungalows in the 4800 block of North Kentucky Avenue and that is bordered on all three sides by an alley, with no direct access to a street. The community center would be across one of those alleys in a portion of a community building at 4860 N. Elston Ave. that houses a car rental agency.
Project organizer Naser Nasser is scheduled to present plans for the project. The project would be contingent on the Zoning Board of Appeals issuing a special use for religious assembly.
http://nadignewspapers.com/2014/09/24/plans-call-for-yemeni-mosque-center-at-north-mayfair-site/

  • There are two buildings one is surrounded by alleys and there are houses across the one alley.

  • emyjane Portage Park newby homeowner

    Thanks Chitowngal, I didn't understand that the houses are across the alley and couldn't see them from the street.

4 days ago

Updated 44 hours ago

Spiders in our Basement

They are creepy and all different sizes...Anyone know how to get rid of spiders? We moved into our lovely home in July. My hubby has sprayed a number if times...but they are big, and keep showing up. We have kids and a dog, so I'm worried about chemicals. Any helpful suggestion of what we can do or is there an exterminator out there you know of who might use more kid friendly stuff?

  • if you dare, google: spiders on drugs

    watch the first video that comes up. caution, not for sensitive audience contains language and violence, that is why I won't link it directly, you choose to watch it.

  • Janet Baker ISON over France (squint!)

    Patty, if I could stitch up world peace on my Bernina, we'd be done with it. Don't I wish.

2 days ago

Updated 45 hours ago

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!

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Residential permit parking on portion of Balmoral would be lifted under ordinance

The permit zone is only in front of apartment building at 5536-40 W. Balmoral Ave. Minimum 2 blocks normally required for permit zone.
http://nadignewspapers.com/2014/10/16/end-to-resident-parking-sought-for-partial-block/

  • There is at least one other that is less than two blocks that I know of. Probably a lot more, too.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Prussing Fall Festival

Tonight is the night for the Fall Festival. Fun and games at Prussing's Fall Festival! 5:30 to 8:30. Students , Parents and the Community are all invited.

4650 North Menard

Hope to see you there!

  • Thank you to all who came to Fall Festival on Friday night! Much fun was had by all who attended!

Oct 14

Updated Oct 15

Body found along Avondale Avenue near Jeff Park CTA Terminal

A body of a man was found, reportedly in or near a dumpster, earlier today, along Avondale Avenue between Lawrence on the south and Lipps on the north. Police are investigating.

  • BellaV 1st time Homeowner in Jefferson Park since 2012

    Oh my gosh! This is simply awful.

  • How is critiquing Brian's published photo "inappropriate content"?

Oct 14

Medical marijuana dispensary sought near Milwaukee-Lawrence intersection

A medical marijuana dispensary has been proposed for a former print shop at 4760 1/2 N. Milwaukee, next to a woman's boutique.
A special use for a dispensary also is being sought for a second storefront on the block. No more than two dispensaries can be located in Jefferson Township, which goes as far east as Western Avenue and as far south as North Avenue, and includes all of the Far NW Side of Chicago. A dispensary also has been proposed for Elston-Kedzie in the 33rd Ward. The earliest which the zoning board could hear the Lawrence-Milwaukee proposals is November.

http://nadignewspapers.com/2014/10/10/dispensary-for-medicinal-pot-sought-in-33rd/

Oct 13

Updated Oct 14

Delicious dinner at 6 Corners Bistro

Had a great byob dinner tonight! Huge entree of braised pork on creamy polenta was $14. Scallop appetizer on butternut squash purée absolutely spectacular. Very happy to have them in the neighborhood. Definitely worth a visit... I hope to be back later in the week with my husband!

  • Randy Stroller

    Nice.

  • Grocery Gal GroceryGalBlog Jefferson Park food lover

    It was a menu for Monday only. Was different than the other image posted.

Oct 02

Updated Oct 11

Jeff Park group opposes pedestrian plan for business district

Proposal intended to preserve urban atmosphere of business district , but association expresses concern about how designation would impact redevelopment of vacant lots on Lawrence Avenue. A four-story building reportedly is in the works.
http://nadignewspapers.com/2014/10/02/group-votes-to-oppose-pedestrian-street-plan/

  • Perhaps my rhetoric was too strong. 'Destroy' as as a meeting place community wide for entertainment for all.

  • Zoes mom working at home

    Ryan, I don't see any accusations of

    "elitism." But I do think people can be allowed to express their opinions and concerns, without being treated harshly. As you stated "community input" for zoning changes is required. If the community supports the change it will happen, if not it won't. Democracy...

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    Ryan, I don't see any accusations of

    "elitism." But I do think people can be allowed to express their opinions and concerns, without being treated harshly. As you stated "community input" for zoning changes is required. If the community supports the change it will happen, if not it won't. Democracy in action. I really wasn't happy when the 7-11 @ Veterans Square got an extended liquor license having been flashed by an out of control drunk there on a Saturday afternoon and waiting :20 for a police officer while my friend watched the guy so he would not bother anyone else. But it was not my call. Someone played that liquor license extension, right by a park and the train station. So we live with it.

Oct 10

Updated Oct 11

  • For the record, I think this is extremely false: "I’ve been talking to producers in California, and there is no real presence in Chicago for independent films."
    As an independent and foreign film goer in Chicago, there are so many choices I can't even scratch the service of of what I want to see. Either way, I'm so happy that the Portage will be hosting this stuff. And this listserv is how you can stay connected to independent film in this city: http://cine-file.info/list.htm

  • Uncle Joe

    Shocking, when the Carranza crew have such a sterling reputation for honesty.

Oct 09

Updated Oct 11

  • Dan Bihler 40 plus years construction experience.

    I do indeed, there all the time as a kid. I even played in the back and side where the pond was alongside the railroad tracks. There were many Peacocks running around in the back area. They also had a huge pigeon coupe and several ducks. It's missed but great memory. At this time I lived at 4900 W. Parker Ave, 1 block south of diversy.

Oct 09

Updated Oct 10

Garage sale Saturday only 10-3pm

I had sent a post earlier in the week from my computer, but I've never seen it show up in the EB feed, so hope y'all don't mind if I mention it here. We are cleaning house so there will be cookware, metro shelving units, Skee ball (really), kids toys, boys size 6 clothes and much more. Garage sale will be on Sunnyside at Lavergne. Hope to see you there!

  • What brand cookware? Any Le Creuset or AllClad?

  • Grocery Gal GroceryGalBlog Jefferson Park food lover

    No fancy stuff stays at home :)
    Some Hamilton beach small appliances in original boxes

  • Well if you are ever out and about, being a grocery gal, and do see those at rock bottom prices gimme a heads up.

Oct 10

Updated Oct 10

Plans for residential project near Montrose-Cicero dropped

Previous plan called for a retail center on longtime vacant parcel, which is next to a gas station.
http://nadignewspapers.com/2014/10/10/developer-drops-plans-for-site-near-montrose-cicero/

  • A&K

    Imagine that, withdrawn proposal because residents don't want apartments. No worries, someone will build what the neighborhood needs.

  • Or leave it like the 35 year old parking lot next to a gas station that it is.

Oct 07

Updated Oct 09

St. Cornelius Needs Your Help to Remain Open

St. Cornelius School has been threatened with closure by the Archdiocese and needs the neighborhood's help to prove it can remain financially solvent and avoid closure. Let's help keep this school as an option for education in our neighborhood. A goal of raising $250,000 by this Friday has been set. You can help by donating directly at the school or at Give Central: https://www.givecentral.org/new/core.php?do=event_signup_link&key=GC-542dce83856e5

More information about the potential closure here: http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20141003/jefferson-park/st-cornelius-launches-effort-raise-250000-avoid-threat-of-closure

  • Dave H. It is not just based on the amount of students coming in. OLV has pledges for the next three years. The alumni continues to support and donate to the school. The fundraising and raffles are also bringing in money and the enrollment is continuing to go up. If...

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    Dave H. It is not just based on the amount of students coming in. OLV has pledges for the next three years. The alumni continues to support and donate to the school. The fundraising and raffles are also bringing in money and the enrollment is continuing to go up. If you don't want to support the neighborhood Catholic Schools, that is up to you. We are hoping that St. Cornelius will reach their goal and stay open. I think it is wonderful that they chose to help us at OLV last year and now in turn, my children are eager to help them and see how giving and helping feels. I think that is how it should be in a community.

  • Pledges aren't the same as cash in hand. They're great, but you will always lose some of that because people's situations change (job loss, illness, death, etc).

    The other problem is that by using these fund-raisers for operational expenses, you're going to be hard pressed to find more money if the roof or boiler goes bad or if you need new computers, etc.

    I really do wish your schools the best, I am just having a hard time seeing how it will be viable in the long term.

Oct 09

Jefferson Park Sunday Market this Sunday!

Jefferson Park Sunday Market at our usual location at a Long & Lawrence Avenues, 9:30-1:30
Produce vendors, honey, soaps, tamales and craft items like jewelry and bags, as well as several area businesses.
Also 4 Greyhound Racers, a 501c3 that rescues and finds home for ex-greyhound racers, will be showing dogs for adoption.
More at http://www.jeffersonparksundaymarket.com or find us on Facebook & Twitter.

Oct 06

Updated Oct 08

Strange smell near Laverne and Winnemac

Has anybody noticed a strong asphalt/tar smell near Beaubien school? The stronger smell is usually in the morning, but it comes and goes throughout the day. Wondering if it has anything to do with the sewer work on Lawrence. Doesn't seem safe for my family. A bit concerned.

  • Maybe it's Bush's fault

  • itjustis Neighbor

    That can't be good for us. Our bedrooms smell exactly what you described. It can't be safe for our children to be breathing that all night. Argh!

Oct 06

Updated Oct 08

Rosellis building on Higgins

I moved in a few months ago to this (wonderful) neighborhood and have been hoping another restaurant would be opening up in the abandoned Rosellis building. Today I saw workers doing what looked like renovation type work inside the building...does anybody know if something new is going in there? Thanks in advance in advance!

  • pattymelt is mostly in charge

    Sue, there is a cool website if you want to make your house like a restaurant for the night or go to someone else's house to eat out:

    https://www.mealsharing.com/

  • I see that the windows are finally being knocked out, to be used as………windows again. Why did they ever brick them over?

Sep 30

Updated Oct 08

NEW HABITAT RESTORE at 6040 N. PULASKI - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY!

Groups and Individuals

We are opening a new Habitat ReStore at 6040 N. Pulaski and Peterson and need your help setting up.

We need people to help anytime from Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 4 pm.

Come meet people with similar interests and help a great organization while working with reclaimed building materials.

Email Heather@restorechicago.org
or call (773) 539-6040

Follow us on Facebook Habitat for Humanity ReStore Chicago
and Instagram = RESTORECHICAGO

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

    Please know you can "just show up" for our sociable pre-opening Volunteer Nights Tuesdays & Wednesdays, anytime 5-8PM...Would suggest you wear old clothes and be ready to have some fun! There are many tasks, and no special skills are needed.
    It all goes to help support Habitat for Humanity's low income housing work.
    Store will open in late October and regular Volunteer times/shifts will help cover the place Tues-Sun. The ReStore staff is delightful, and focused, but can sure use your help!

Oct 06

Updated Oct 08

  • Portage Park Ryan Portage Park is where I call home.

    If I planned to live in my car, yes.

  • Flew That Chicago born & raised. You can come home again!

    This boggles my mind. The owner rennovates the store fronts and THEN thinks about parking???

Oct 04

Updated Oct 06

  • Whether you think this is good or bad, the irony of them taking over a building previously occupied by a group called the "Prayer Furnace" has to be amusing. Perhaps you'll be able to 'hot box' your way to Jesus?

Oct 06

Updated Oct 06

Major & Montrose Activity

Didn't get a chance to turn on the scanner. Anyone know what was going on around 2pm on Sunday?

  • Nick Neighborhood watch

    What happened?

  • I was wondering about this too. I saw a Red Cross car in front. I hope everyone is ok.

Oct 03

Updated Oct 03

St. Cornelius Launches Effort to Raise $250,000 to Avoid Threat of Closure

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20141003/jefferson-park/st-cornelius-launches-effort-raise-250000-avoid-threat-of-closure

JEFFERSON PARK — St. Cornelius School must raise $250,000 by Oct. 10 to avoid being placed on a list of schools the Archdiocese of Chicago is considering closing, church officials told parents and parishioners Thursday.

Officials from the Jefferson Park Catholic church and school at 5252 N. Long Ave. said they were informed two days ago that the archdiocese can no longer give the school $250,000 a year to cover a deficit created by the school's declining enrollment and...

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http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20141003/jefferson-park/st-cornelius-launches-effort-raise-250000-avoid-threat-of-closure

JEFFERSON PARK — St. Cornelius School must raise $250,000 by Oct. 10 to avoid being placed on a list of schools the Archdiocese of Chicago is considering closing, church officials told parents and parishioners Thursday.

Officials from the Jefferson Park Catholic church and school at 5252 N. Long Ave. said they were informed two days ago that the archdiocese can no longer give the school $250,000 a year to cover a deficit created by the school's declining enrollment and lagging fundraising, according to a letter sent home with students.

"The amount of money is significant and the timeframe is undoubtedly short, but we are confident that our campaign to raise the necessary funding will be successful," according to the letter from Principal Christina Bowman, the Rev. Daniel Fallon, the pastor of St. Cornelius, and parish business manager Kelly Fierro.

St. Cornelius, which is almost 90 years old, is not in danger of closing before the end of the school year, Fallon said.

Oct 03

OLV Open House

Join us for our Open House Friday, October 10th from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Take a tour and see what makes the OLV difference. We are still accepting applications for this school year.

Sep 30

Updated Oct 01

Parking on Elston and Foster

Does anyone know why signs went up this morning saying no parking 9am - 4pm from Oct 1 - December 31st?

  • When they appeared on our street they wound up relaying the gas lines.

  • There's a LOT of construction going on around here. When I saw the title of this post I was hoping it was maybe in reference to the folks who (somewhat recently?) started parking on the south side of Foster west of Elston reducing Foster to a single lane, backing up traffic to at least LeClaire during rush hours.

Sep 30

Updated Oct 01

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/

  • I was there a couple weeks ago. It was a very nice exhibit and would be a nice complement to anyone who is also planning on going to the Bowie exhibit at the MCA.

  • It's a lovely art center. IT"S FREE! Schapiro photos were great. Watch the videos on Schapiro and Paschke.

  • Great photos, I checked it out last weekend.

Oct 01

Jefferson Park Community Garage Sale

Jefferson Park Community Garage Sale

Sunday, October 5, 2014
8:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.
Copernicus Center parking lot
5216 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago IL
Website: http://www.jpna.net/gs/

Near the Jefferson Park Blue Line & Metra stops
West of the Lawrence Avenue exits from the Kennedy

Sep 30

Neighborhood Facebook Page

If you are in the Rosedale Park / Gladstone Park / Norwood Park / Jefferson Park area, this Facebook page may be for you to find out about goings-on in the community. Stop by and follow the page.

https://www.facebook.com/FriendsofGladstonePark

Sep 28

Updated Sep 29

Garage sale today only!!!!

5505 N Mason. Today only!!!! Vintage cameras, rotary telephones, early 50's console tv, vintage sewing machine in sewing cabinet, electric wine cooler, raft, lawn furniture, outdoor holiday decorations, women's business suits (size 12), exercise equipment and much more. Today only!!!!!!

  • Hey Kirsten,

    I didn't check my email yesterday and missed this ad about your sale. Did you happen to have any highboy type dressers?

  • Hi Kristen, I also didn't heck email yesterday. Is sewing cabinet still available?

  • No highboy dressers. The sewing machine is a White rotary model. I posted the sale for a neighbor so I would need to check if it's still available tonight and let you know.

Sep 18

Updated Sep 29

Lawrence Avenue development, pedestrian street dsignation discussed at meeting

Plan for 4-story building with 39 apartments was submitted last winter. Laramie Avenue would be made two-way street between Lawrence and alley to the south.
http://nadignewspapers.com/2014/09/18/alderman-reviews-area-development-potential/

  • Willy Ramone JPark res since 97

    A higher density development that close to a public transit and Metra hub makes sense for those lots. The ten story tower proposal certainly was a non starter but three to four stories with ground floor retail fronting the sidewalk is way better than another suburban type strip mall on...

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    A higher density development that close to a public transit and Metra hub makes sense for those lots. The ten story tower proposal certainly was a non starter but three to four stories with ground floor retail fronting the sidewalk is way better than another suburban type strip mall on that site when there are already businesses struggling in the area.If they're developed as R2 single family homes who wants to buy a house fronting on a major arterial street? There's got to be a way to find a happy medium between competing visions because those vacant lots are an eyesore and wasted tax generating potential. Parking for the Copernicus center does need to be addressed though.

  • 'the center brings visitors who patronize area restaurants...'

    What 'restaurants'? Gales Street, McDonalds and Popeyes? All have parking and there's a garage already. This isn't the Cumberland Park and ride. It's a community.

Sep 25

Updated Sep 26

Last Chance to get Tom Dreesen Tickets @ OLV!

Last chance to see Tom Dreesen as OLV presents Comedy and Cocktails with Tom Dreesen this Sunday at 3:00 PM. Some tickets are still available, you can purchase tickets online at www.olvchicago.org, at the Rectory, and School. Tickets are $50 person and include dinner at 5:00 PM. Cash bar.

Sep 24

Updated Sep 25

  • From above link . . ."If you wish to rent to Section 8 Voucher holders, you should inform the local Housing Authority of the availability of your property and also indicate in your advertising that you welcome Section 8 Voucher holders. Ultimately, it is the voucher holder's decision whether or not to rent your property. Of course, as the landlord, you would screen the Section 8 voucher holder just as you would any other prospective tenant."

  • Jesse M.

    They are city and county ordinances that wouldn't be on a federal website.

Sep 25

Jefferson Park Sunday Market

Jefferson Park Sunday Market at our usual location at a Long & Lawrence Avenues, 9:30-1:30
Entertainment: Dennis Sherman & his Hurdy Gurdy
Produce vendors, honey, soaps, tamales and craft items like jewelry and bags.
More at http://www.jeffersonparksundaymarket.com or find us on Facebook & Twitter @JeffParkMarket

Jul 24

Updated Sep 24

Hearing on proposed liquor store at 5636 N. Milwaukee deferred

Board wants owner to attend hearing in September and address community's concerns.
http://nadignewspapers.com/2014/07/24/bid-for-liquor-store-deferred-by-board/

  • Updates on this and other Gladstone Park area issues can be found on the Friends of Gladstone Park Facebook Page...

    https://www.facebook.com/#!/FriendsofGladstonePark

  • Dennis 25 year Jefferson Park resident

    @Renee, thank you for your kind words. I also respect your opinion. I do believe this neighborhood would benefit from a high end liquor store. I agree with you that Mariano's has given us an improved better wines selection. I have never tried Sky Liquors, but will give it a...

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    @Renee, thank you for your kind words. I also respect your opinion. I do believe this neighborhood would benefit from a high end liquor store. I agree with you that Mariano's has given us an improved better wines selection. I have never tried Sky Liquors, but will give it a try based upon your recommendation. Have you tried Binny's or Lincolnwood Wine and Spirits or Shaefers Wine and Spirits? If not, I urge you to do so. Paternos is a joke when it comes to fine wine. It does well with spirits. My "rant" as you described was aimed at John Garrido for his unreasonable opposition. Anything John Arena favors, John Garrido opposes. Anything.

Sep 23

Welcome to Chicago, Archbishop Cupich

(rendering by Ken Klopack, Sept. 24, 2014, issue of Nadig Newspapers' NW Side Press)

Sep 23

GIFT Theatre announces new production

THE GIFT THEATRE ANNOUNCES CASTING FOR CHICAGO PREMIERE OF BETHANY
WRITTEN BY LAURA MARKS AND DIRECTED BY MARTI LYONS
Performances October 2 – November 23, 2014

(July 30, 2014) – The Gift Theatre artistic director Michael Patrick Thornton announces the Chicago premiere of Bethany written by Laura Marks and directed by Marti Lyons, who previously collaborated on Mine last season at The Gift. Bethany features Gift ensemble members Hillary Clemens (Mine), Paul D'Addario (Thinner Than Water) and James D. Farruggio...

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THE GIFT THEATRE ANNOUNCES CASTING FOR CHICAGO PREMIERE OF BETHANY
WRITTEN BY LAURA MARKS AND DIRECTED BY MARTI LYONS
Performances October 2 – November 23, 2014

(July 30, 2014) – The Gift Theatre artistic director Michael Patrick Thornton announces the Chicago premiere of Bethany written by Laura Marks and directed by Marti Lyons, who previously collaborated on Mine last season at The Gift. Bethany features Gift ensemble members Hillary Clemens (Mine), Paul D'Addario (Thinner Than Water) and James D. Farruggio (Northwest Highway) with guest artists Mary Anne Bowman (last seen in Backstage Theatre's production of A Scent of Flowers), Susaan Jamshidi (Theater Wit’s Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England) and Kirby O'Connell (founding member of The Gift’s Natural Gas).

“The Gift is ecstatic to reunite with playwright Laura Marks and director Marti Lyons, who birthed our Chicago premiere of Mine,” said Artistic Director Michael Patrick Thornton. “These two women possess a dazzling spirit of brave exploration and storytelling expertise combined with a gentle humility that's a rare, rare wonder to behold. We kind of just sit back and marvel at them. Simply put: we can't wait for Bethany.”

Bethany previews run September 25 - 28 at The Gift Theatre, 4802 N. Milwaukee Avenue. Opening night is Thursday, October 2. The show runs Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. through November 23. Press performance is Monday, September 29 at 7:30 p.m. Single tickets, $20-$30, are available at http://thegifttheatre.org/ or by calling the box office at 773-283-7071.

Sep 23

Laundromat

This morning I saw new washing machines being delivered to the laundromat on the 5200 block of Milwaukee Ave. Anyone know if it's under new management?

Sep 19

Updated Sep 20

LeClaire, Winnemac and Argyle

What's going on? Police in backyards police cars down alleys. Lots of action that I don't like.

  • Wow... We live a couple blocks over from Argyle & LeClaire... Didn't hear a peep! Please do keep us all posted if you find out any info.

  • itjustis Neighbor

    No sirens. Just tons of police cars and police looking for somebody.
    I will keep you posted. Please do the same if you hear anything.

Sep 19

TOM DREESEN at Our Lady of Victory School

Our Lady of Victory School is proud to announce a night of “Comedy and Cocktails” with Tom Dreesen. Tickets are on sale now. Do not miss out on an afternoon with friends, laughter, and great food.

On Sunday, September 28, 2014 join us as we host Comedy and Cocktails with World Famous Comedian Tom Dreesen. Tickets are ONLY $50.00 per person and include dinner and the show, that's a $300 savings compared to regular price ticket at the Theatre. Show...

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Our Lady of Victory School is proud to announce a night of “Comedy and Cocktails” with Tom Dreesen. Tickets are on sale now. Do not miss out on an afternoon with friends, laughter, and great food.

On Sunday, September 28, 2014 join us as we host Comedy and Cocktails with World Famous Comedian Tom Dreesen. Tickets are ONLY $50.00 per person and include dinner and the show, that's a $300 savings compared to regular price ticket at the Theatre. Show starts at 3:00 PM with cash bar and dinner to follow at 5:00 PM. Tickets are available at www.olvchicago.org , at the school, and the church rectory.

Tom Dreesen a native of Illinois, he grew up in Harvey and is a honored veteran of the United States Navy. Tom toured cross country and opened for Frank Sinatra for over 13 years. Tom has made over 500 appearances on national television as a stand-up comedian, including many on The Tonight Show. He is a beloved guest of David Letterman, and frequently hosts the show in Letterman’s absence. In 2005, Dreesen was the receiver of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

For further information please contact M.B. Frystak, OLV School, at (773) 283-2229 Ext. 29.

Sep 12

Updated Sep 18

O'Hare Must Be A Good Neighbor

I am extremely disappointed that the Federal Aviation Administration has decided to ignore pleas from three members of Congress, dozens of aldermen and suburban elected officials, and thousands of resident to complete a new environmental impact study on the impacts of the O'Hare Modernization Plan.

The O'Hare Modernization Plan, which was first proposed over a decade ago, was approved at the local, state and federal level. It appears that residents did not have the correct data to judge the impact...

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I am extremely disappointed that the Federal Aviation Administration has decided to ignore pleas from three members of Congress, dozens of aldermen and suburban elected officials, and thousands of resident to complete a new environmental impact study on the impacts of the O'Hare Modernization Plan.

The O'Hare Modernization Plan, which was first proposed over a decade ago, was approved at the local, state and federal level. It appears that residents did not have the correct data to judge the impact of the plan. Additionally, none of the public meetings were located in areas impacted by the changes.

Despite this, the FAA Administrator has the audacity to call the process "one of the most comprehensive" ever conducted. I could not disagree more. Any process that seems designed to shut out public input is not legitimate.

I will continue to support the efforts of U.S. Reps. Mike Quigley, Tammy Duckworth, and Jan Schakowsky to bring about new FAA hearings into the our aircraft noise issues and the modernization plan.

In the mean time, I attend every O'Hare Noise Compatibility Commission (ONCC) meeting and support the commission working toward solutions such as an expansion of the 'fly quiet' program by the Chicago Department of Aviation, more noise monitors on the far Northwest Side, and the inclusion of more residential homes in the O'Hare noise abatement program.

I will continue to strongly advocate for those solutions.

The ONCC monitors and tracks complaints made by residents within communities impacted by the airport and air traffic overhead. I encourage you to log your aircraft noise complaints through the city's website.

https://servicerequest.cityofchicago.org/web_intake_chic/Controller?op=csrform&restrict_loc=Y&invSRType=AVN

The complaints will be used for future discussions with the ONCC, FAA, and Chicago Department of Aviation. Please do not hesitate to contact my office should you have further questions regarding this issue.

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

    By the way, folks who want to learn more about the FAiR Coalition can listen to our appearance on CBS radio's "At Issue" show. Go to www.fairchicago.org and click on the link. I invite all citizens to be part of the largest civic movement I've seen in 20+ years of improving our neighborhoods on the NW side. FAiR is the leading voice of both city and suburban residents impacted by the October 2013 changes made at O'Hare. Join us! Www.Fairchicago.org

  • Zoes mom working at home

    I find I must correct myself 's Andolino has simply been moved to another aviation post in the city of Chicago ... smh .. politics!!!! And they are oh so excited about bringing more planes to our city. Our current mayor, just must have moved her out of the line of fire. Imho.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-airline-routes-0918-biz-20140917-story.html

Sep 17

Updated Sep 18

JEFFERSON PARK COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE-participants sought

JEFFERSON PARK COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

Sunday, October 5, 2014
8:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.
Copernicus Center parking lot
5216 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago IL
Near the Jefferson Park Blue Line & Metra stops
West of the Lawrence Avenue exits from the Kennedy
To participate: download an application and mail/drop off at Battery Giant, 4837 N. Milwaukee Ave, 60630 in Veterans Plaza. Applications are also available at the store. For questions: jeffersonparkgaragesale@aol.com

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