46 hours ago

Updated 21 hours ago

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 23 hours ago

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.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

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.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

  • 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.

4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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.

6 days ago

Welcome to Chicago, Archbishop Cupich

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

6 days ago

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.

6 days ago

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

Sep 17

Ways You Can Help OLV & Its Students

Ways You Can Help OLV & Its Students

Sep 16

Updated Sep 17

New Habitat "ReStore" Opens Soon at Peterson & Pulaski!

The former Erickson Decorating building (at 6040 N Pulaski behind the BP station) is in the process of being beautifully renovated as this new ReStore location gets organized.

Marcus Hayes, Operations Manager, will welcome your (tax-deductible) donations of used or new building materials after mid-October, and says the store should be open for shoppers in early November.

Grand Opening is set for Saturday November 22! Anyone may shop and buy materials here, from a big and always changing assortment of...

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The former Erickson Decorating building (at 6040 N Pulaski behind the BP station) is in the process of being beautifully renovated as this new ReStore location gets organized.

Marcus Hayes, Operations Manager, will welcome your (tax-deductible) donations of used or new building materials after mid-October, and says the store should be open for shoppers in early November.

Grand Opening is set for Saturday November 22! Anyone may shop and buy materials here, from a big and always changing assortment of windows, doors, plumbing fixtures, lighting, and hardware.

This is a great addition to the NW side, both as an environmental good thing and a fundraising engine for Habitat for Humanity's local building programs!
For updates on the ReStore Grand Opening, follow the Habitat For Humanity ReStore Chicago FB page. To volunteer leading up to and for the opening event itself, please contact the ReStore Manager at 773-539-6040 and for all other volunteer inquiries, shoot an email to volunteer@windycityhabitat.org.

  • BellaV 1st time Homeowner in Jefferson Park since 2012

    I am SO excited about this! I drove all the way down to the Habitat store in Chinatown when I'm in the mood for a browse. I'm over the moon to see one open up nearby! Yay!!!

  • This is great! I need a wooden door so this will be my first stop for a browse once it's open.

Sep 16

OLV Presents"Comedy and Cocktails" with Tom Dreesen

Our Lady of Victory School Presents Tom Dreesen

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 $50.00 per person and include dinner and the show. Show starts at 3:00 PM with...

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Our Lady of Victory School Presents Tom Dreesen

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 $50.00 per person and include dinner and the show. 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 16

OLV Presents "Comedy and Cocktails" with Tom Dreesen

Our Lady of Victory School Presents Tom Dreesen

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 $50.00 per person and include dinner and the show. Show starts at 3:00 PM with...

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Our Lady of Victory School Presents Tom Dreesen

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 $50.00 per person and include dinner and the show. 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 contack M.B. Frystak, OLV School, at
(773) 283-2229 Ext. 29.

Sep 26 2012

Updated Sep 16

LGBTQs Assemble! Or, at least, get together and introduce ourselves over drinks.

Apparently we're everywhere and we have no clue we're there. Calling LGBTQs of the Jefferson Park and Portage Park areas to gather for some introductions, drinks, and socialization. There has been lots of chatter about gathering to meet fellow "family" living on the NorthWest Side. We've had a couple smaller gatherings thus far, but maybe we can generate more interest this time around.

Thursday, October 11th
6:30p - whenever
Windsor Tavern
4530 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60630
(773) 736-3400...

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Apparently we're everywhere and we have no clue we're there. Calling LGBTQs of the Jefferson Park and Portage Park areas to gather for some introductions, drinks, and socialization. There has been lots of chatter about gathering to meet fellow "family" living on the NorthWest Side. We've had a couple smaller gatherings thus far, but maybe we can generate more interest this time around.

Thursday, October 11th
6:30p - whenever
Windsor Tavern
4530 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60630
(773) 736-3400

Join us, meet some new people, and worst case scenario find out what blocks to avoid because you found the stalker amongst us.

We'll let the bartender(s) know where we're gathered so No Gay is Left Behind.

See you all there!

Rolando

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

    It would be nice to do just an Everyblock one =)

  • RolRod While you're there, wise up.

    Actually, it had been suggested last time to include Meetup in the invitation, in part because it's a meet-up, and in part because we usually only get the same 6 people showing up to them. I haven't forgotten; just been busy. I'll try to set this up this week.

Sep 14

Updated Sep 15

Lost a gift card in Mariano's lot- Sunday morning

This is a long shot but I've got my fingers crossed...
My husband went to Mariano's on Elston this morning at 10:00am and in addition to groceries, bought a $25 Toys R Us gift card. He loaded the car and when he got home, realized the little brown Hallmark bag with his receipts and the gift card were not there. We're thinking it slipped out of our bags into the cart or onto the ground.
If anyone found it, can you please contact me? We've already called Mariano's but it hasn't turned up.
Thank you!

  • Janet Baker ISON over France (squint!)

    I wonder if Mariano's keeps a record of gift cards, or if your credit card company could help--cancel it or something. Do you still have your store receipt?

  • Jen

    Unfortunately, the store receipt was in the same bag as the gift card.
    I think this one gets chalked up to being in a hurry and learning a lesson.

  • Janet Baker ISON over France (squint!)

    Yeah! Good attitude!

Sep 11

Updated Sep 12

Edgebrook Seeking Artists and Storefronts to support Chicago Artists month in October

Chicago Artists Month (CAM) is a month-long festival that showcases the creativity in every Chicago neighborhood during the month of October.

During the month of October, artists will be displaying artwork in Edgebrook restaurants and storefronts for the community to view. Any interested artists or business owners, please email art@localgoodschicago.com for more information.

Edgebrook will also be kicking off Chicago Artists Month with the following activities:

- Thursday, October 2nd, 5:30pm: Artisan Launch Party at Local Goods Chicago: https://www.facebook.com/events/336962449808302/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

- Saturday, October 4th, 7:30pm: Art of Comedy at North Branch Arts: http://www.northbrancharts.com/the-art-of-comedy-2014.html

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

    Thanks Laura for bringing this to Edgebrook. I'll be there. Local Goods is a great place.

Sep 05

Updated Sep 11

A Trojan Horse Comes to Jefferson Park

While 45th Ward Alderman promises his "Pedestrian Street" designation will limit curb cuts and prevent strip malls, he doesn't clearly define what the trade-off is with such a legal designation as "Pedestrian Street". The trade-off could include efficiency apartments of less than 200 square feet, and with greatly reduced parking requirements that come with the "Pedestrian Street" designation.
www.jeffersonparkfreepress.com

Sep 11

Jefferson Park Sunday Market

Jefferson Park Sunday Market at our usual location at a Long & Lawrence Avenues, 9:30-1:30
Entertainment: The Windy City Wizard. (windycitywizard.com)
Food Truck: Wagyu Wagon
Produce vendors, honey, soaps, tamales and craft items like jewelry and bags. Also other outreach including 4Greyhound Racers (http://www.4greyhoundracers.org/)
More at http://www.jeffersonparksundaymarket.com or find us on Facebook & Twitter @JeffParkMarket

Sep 09

Updated Sep 10

2 "pop" sounds and glass breaking

Did anybody else hear 2 pop sounds and glass breaking around 9:40pm near Argyle and LeClaire? I've never heard gunshots before, but it sounded concerning, so I called 911. The sound of glass breaking is enough for me to call. Never know.

Sep 09

Updated Sep 10

Petsmart 6 corners

Would like to know 1. Is there a estimated opening and completion date for the petsmart next to jewel? 2. If petsmart already has the property why the for lease sign is still in the window? Reason I ask 2 is when I called a few weeks ago they said property was still available.

Sep 09

Our Lady of Victory School is having an Open House this Friday, September, 12th from 9:00 AM to 11:0

Our Lady of Victory School is having an Open House this Friday, September, 12th from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Stop on by to see the OLV difference. OLV serves the Jefferson Park neighborhood and beyond for over one hundred years and continues to be an anchor in the community. Rooted in Catholic traditions, our school provides a diverse and inclusive environment and excellent academic curriculum. We are proud to say that our graduates not only attend some of the best high schools in the area, but are also viewed as leaders who are equipped with a strong moral foundation- they are truly prepared and poised for success.

Sep 09

Jr. Preschool @ OLV

Our new parent and child Jr. Preschool, is a two year old program with parental involvement. We establish a nurturing, structured environment that encourages interactions with others. The children will be introduced to activities and themes to help develop social and cognitive skills. We will begin to introduce academic concepts through play, with a main focus being on the social development and motor skills of the children. This program is for both the parents and the child. Our class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays 8am to 10am. We are so happy to welcome our newest little students to the Our Lady of Victory family and know it is going to be a great year of fun, growth and lots of learning.

Sep 08

Updated Sep 08

6 corners Petsmart?

For some time they have been talking and from what I understand planning for a Petsmart next to jewel by 6 corners. My question is two part. 1. When is the estimated completion/opening dates? 2. If Petsmart already has the spot why is there still a for lease sign in the window?

  • I'm also very curious as to a timeline for opening.

  • pattymelt is mostly in charge

    The universe was put on hold while the Chipotle was being built. Now that it is open, I am sure this will move forward.

Sep 08

Photo exhibit to open at Paschke Art Center in Jefferson Park

The Ed Paschke Art Center honors legendary photojournalist Steve Schapiro with the Chicago debut of his new exhibition entitled Warhol, Reed, and Bowie. Featuring some of Schapiro’s most iconic images of the 20th century’s most prominent pop cultural figures, these eloquent documentary photographs take viewers behind the scenes of the golden age of photojournalism during the 1960’s and 70’s.
Beginning Sept. 13 and running through Nov. 15, the Ed Paschke Art Center (5415 W. Higgins Ave.) will exhibit Schapiro’s most...

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The Ed Paschke Art Center honors legendary photojournalist Steve Schapiro with the Chicago debut of his new exhibition entitled Warhol, Reed, and Bowie. Featuring some of Schapiro’s most iconic images of the 20th century’s most prominent pop cultural figures, these eloquent documentary photographs take viewers behind the scenes of the golden age of photojournalism during the 1960’s and 70’s.
Beginning Sept. 13 and running through Nov. 15, the Ed Paschke Art Center (5415 W. Higgins Ave.) will exhibit Schapiro’s most notable photographs of artist Andy Warhol and musicians Lou Reed and David Bowie.
“Steve Schapiro is a legend in the world of photojournalism, with his work being prominently featured in galleries worldwide,” said Vesna Stelcer, Ed Paschke Foundation chair. “We are truly honored that Steve Schapiro will be calling the Ed Paschke Art Center ‘home’ for this exhibit.” Center is open 7 days a week. Free admission.

Sep 08

Updated Sep 08

Houses for rent?

A friend is looking to rent a house in the Jeff Park/Portage Park area. Any suggestions on the best way to find one? Realtor? Nadig? Pound the pavement? Thanks!

  • I'd reach out to any seller agents of houses that have been on the market for an extended period. Sometimes homeowners choose to rent if they have to move!

  • pattymelt is mostly in charge

    You can search for rental houses at www.realtor.com. I saw one the other day when I went to walk my dog, can't remember exactly where, I will keep my eyes open.

Sep 08

Prussing Elementary School

The 1st PTO meeting is at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 9th followed by
the first LSC meeting at 7:00 p.m. Parents, Staff and the Community are welcome to both! Come here what is happening at Prussing Elementary.

Sep 02

Updated Sep 06

General contractor

Looking for a general contractor to do a second story addition for our home. We have plans but did not get permits yet. Any recommendations?

  • gsw concerned

    http://www.eurotileandremodeling.com Very good contractor. Detail oriented, professional, courteous. Keeps job site clean. Have used them on several jobs in the past. Never had a negative experience.

  • Try All In One Workers, Inc. They do it all and are reasonably priced. I think they may even give a police, firefighter, and police discounts. (312) 754-5376. Highly recommended

Sep 05

Legno and OLV Team Up!

Come to Legno for some good eats and support OLV at the same time!!!
Just remember to mention this flyer.

Sep 04

Updated Sep 05

Lawrence and Milwaukee Pedestrian Street Designation Meeting Tonight.

Earlier this summer, I filed an ordinance to create a pedestrian street designation on Milwaukee from Giddings to Higgins, and on Lawrence from Laramie to Long.

I'll host a public meeting on the proposal Thursday, Sept. 4, at 6 pm, in the Jefferson Park Public Library, 5363 W. Lawrence.

The designation does not change the street or the sidewalk. It also does not change the zoning on any lot. Instead, the designation seeks to protect the existing urban shopping district...

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Earlier this summer, I filed an ordinance to create a pedestrian street designation on Milwaukee from Giddings to Higgins, and on Lawrence from Laramie to Long.

I'll host a public meeting on the proposal Thursday, Sept. 4, at 6 pm, in the Jefferson Park Public Library, 5363 W. Lawrence.

The designation does not change the street or the sidewalk. It also does not change the zoning on any lot. Instead, the designation seeks to protect the existing urban shopping district and prevent developments such as strip malls.

The designation would require that any new building be built within five feet of the sidewalk, that the facade facing the street be at least 60 percent transparent glass, that buildings have a primary entrance facing the street, and that all parking be located in the rear and not be visible from the street. It prohibits new driveways and drive-throughs.

The designation would not change any existing building, only buildings that may be proposed in the future.

For example, if the CVS at Lawrence and Milwaukee were to be built under a pedestrian street designation, the building would not have a driveway, it would need more windows, parking would be in the rear, and the building would need to be close to the sidewalk.

The purpose of the designation is to protect the existing, pedestrian-friendly shopping district we have in downtown Jefferson Park.

  • semoore, I saw it posted somewhere else (thought it was here but I can't find it), probably last week. Do you receive the 45th ward newsletter? It was in the Aug 29 edition. That is probably where I saw it, although it could have been Nadig newspaper or website.

  • Jefferson Park Enthusiast Liberté, égalité... communauté!

    I had this meeting on my calendar for about a month. Pamela mentioned the resources.

Sep 03

Updated Sep 05

Fringe Festival

Don't forget to check it out. Not sure why they are not listed in the events section. Here is the link.

http://www.chicagofringe.org/fest_2014jeffpark_shows_bydate.php

  • Yes, Thursday thru Sunday.

  • Does Jefferson Park seem weider? Has any one seen The Penelopiad? Oh, and there is another free preview night Thursday at Fringe Central on Milwaukee.

  • Fifteen more shows tonight, another chance to see The Two Step. Plus free festivities at Fringe Central 4780 N Milwaukee and it is LIVE MUSIC NIGHT.

Sep 03

Updated Sep 03

Arena/Berrios tax event--anyone go?

I wasn't able to make the tax appeal workshop last night sponsored by Aldreman Arena and Joe Berrios. Did anyone go? Did the issue of appealing for plane noise come up?

  • the Berrios rep was a no show. An Arena staffer walked us through the process which can be completed online. You can take your paper application to Arena's office before noon on the 4th. Plane noise for those under the new runway can be listed as a reason for the appeal by checking the "other" box under reasons & providing an explainatory narrative. This aspect of the narrative might be easier online. Arena's office can handle questions.

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

    For Residential Property Tax Apppeals, go the FAiR Coalition website to download your airplane appeal support packet. Jefferson Township appeals are due Sep 4. Other townships have different due dates.

    http://www.fairchicago.org/property-tax-appeals/

    Then, please read the following which provides background info on the Fair Allocation in Runways (FAiR) Coalition....

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    For Residential Property Tax Apppeals, go the FAiR Coalition website to download your airplane appeal support packet. Jefferson Township appeals are due Sep 4. Other townships have different due dates.

    http://www.fairchicago.org/property-tax-appeals/

    Then, please read the following which provides background info on the Fair Allocation in Runways (FAiR) Coalition....

    Questions? Please ask. Jac Charlier - jac.charlier@gmail.com or check us out on Facebook or our website.

    Increase in O'Hare airplane noise and pollution and you, the citizen

    I invite you to join the Fair Allocation in Runways (FAiR) Coalition, a citizen-led initiative that gathers democratically. We are a rapidly growing coalition of citizens and civics on Chicago's NW side and near NW suburbs.

    What is FAiR about?

    FAiR seeks a real voice at O'Hare to secure an equitable distribution of takeoffs and landings, day and night, east and west, and using all existing runways including the diagonals. FAiR is the leading voice for residents on this issue.

    What does FAiR believe?

    It is our Coalition's experience that citizens and civic organizations concerned about the severe impact on our communities from increased noise and air pollution occurring as a result of the new October 2013 runway configurations have not had a real seat at the table in how O'Hare takeoff and landing patterns were designed. FAiR supports the economic engine that is O'Hare, but we believe that as our neighbor, the airport must work with the community to determine when and where those engines fly over our homes, yards, schools, parks and businesses.

    What can you do? Via our website at www.fairchicago.org....

    * Sign up for FAiR Coalition emails
    * Sign our online petition
    * Report your noise complaints which can be done directly through our website
    * Appeal your property taxes
    * Put up a FAiR yard sign
    * Distribute FAiR door hangers
    * Tell your neighbors about FAiR
    * Become active with FAiR in your community

Sep 02

Updated Sep 03

New Businesses Coming to Jefferson Park, Six Corners

I'd like to welcome a new business opening in Jefferson Park next week.

PRO, a computer services retail shop, is opening at 5019 W. Lawrence on Saturday, Sept. 6.

They're hosting a grand opening celebration from 9 am to 5 pm that day. The grand opening will feature free 10-minute consultations on problems you might have with your desktop or laptop computer. Don't let the construction on Lawrence deter you from visiting this new business.

At Six Corners, Slingshots is...

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I'd like to welcome a new business opening in Jefferson Park next week.

PRO, a computer services retail shop, is opening at 5019 W. Lawrence on Saturday, Sept. 6.

They're hosting a grand opening celebration from 9 am to 5 pm that day. The grand opening will feature free 10-minute consultations on problems you might have with your desktop or laptop computer. Don't let the construction on Lawrence deter you from visiting this new business.

At Six Corners, Slingshots is opening on the first floor of the old People's Gas building, 4839 W. Irving Park. They are a faith-based organization that provides programming for teenagers. In addition to ministry, they will offer an after-school program, vocational training, and bands and events. Find more information at the Slingshots website.

  • paradoxymoron Neighbor

    Faith-based? What faith? I checked the website and it is very vague. There is no mention of any affiliation, though it seems evangelical. Are they an NFP?

Sep 03

OLV Open House

Join us for our Open House on Sept. 12th, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. We are still accepting applications.

Aug 31

Updated Sep 02

Taste of Polonia concludes Labor Day

5216 W Lawrence--steps from the Blue Line ... a Bounce House village for kids, live music and great food

  • C Neighbor

    Bellyer and Jewels, we were there Sunday right when it opened at noon. Same experience with the bounce-houses, and my husband and son were in one when it deflated. Scary. I was pretty sure I saw the kids' area advertised at $5 in Nadig and on DNAInfo, but sucked it...

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    Bellyer and Jewels, we were there Sunday right when it opened at noon. Same experience with the bounce-houses, and my husband and son were in one when it deflated. Scary. I was pretty sure I saw the kids' area advertised at $5 in Nadig and on DNAInfo, but sucked it up and paid the $10. One of the duck games was $3 to pick one duck. ONE. We both couldn't believe what we shelled out compared to previous years, and we agreed this is probably our last year attending...way, way too much money for a neighborhood festival.

  • Smitty Portage Park

    I did not go this year because in the years past I suspected something about the nickel and dime in. Do the city workers get a cut of these proceeds?
    Greek fest down on Halsted 100 X better. No admission fee.

Aug 21

Updated Aug 29

Chicago Fringe Fest slated for Jeff Park business district

Festival features wide variety of performance and returns to Jeff Park for a second year. http://nadignewspapers.com/2014/08/20/chicago-fringe-fest-set-at-jefferson-park/

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

    Can I arm wrestle women again this year?

  • There are even family friendly shows, like "Meet me on the Ceiling".

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