2 days ago

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Should Oak Park allow taverns on North Avenue?

Oak Park is now considering whether to allow taverns (serving no food, just liquor) for the first time. (Restaurants are already allowed to serve liquor, even if the customer didn't order food. Taverns aren't allowed on the Chicago side of North Ave.) Do you think taverns should be allowed on North Avenue in Oak Park? Please let us know what you think.

  • My mistake short stops and Duffys do serve food but kat klub does not

  • AP

    Duffy's and shortstop put out spreads on the weekends, and offer menus of places that deliver, but they don't actually have kitchens. Between spans of city life, I spent a bit of time on Madison St in forest park too...
    Thank you, Judith, for the clarification on the issue at...

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    Duffy's and shortstop put out spreads on the weekends, and offer menus of places that deliver, but they don't actually have kitchens. Between spans of city life, I spent a bit of time on Madison St in forest park too...
    Thank you, Judith, for the clarification on the issue at hand! We're very happy to be in the area, and taking the details you mention into account, can definitely understand why they were zoned out. We moved here because it is an integrated, safe and family-friendly neighborhood. As for the Oak Park side of the street? Having grown up in oak park, I'm stunned that they are even considering it- I remember when it was a totally dry town. While I don't miss those days and applaud their end, I also don't think a "tavern" would be ideal.

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Market Fresh Foods opening on North & Harvey in Oak Park

Judith Alexander ‏@JudithOpfolk · 3m3 minutes ago
#OakPark #NorthAve Market Fresh Foods opening on North Ave. before yearend (in old Fresh Market store.) http://tinyurl.com/k527hdq

3 days ago

County OKs tax break for Fresh Thyme in River Forest

@OakPark #NorthAve Could this work for North Avenue projects east of Harlem in Galewood and Oak Park? http://tinyurl.com/onv7sx9

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Galewood School/Neighborhood

Hi we been looking to buy a home in this area. Potential homes on 1600 n Oak Park or 1600 N rutherford Ave. how is the area? Is the Sayre Language Academy decent? I have two children ages 5 and 10.., any feedback will be appreciated.

  • Thanks for all the comments! We are in it offer was accepted now to wait for the rest!

  • We also recently purchased in the area and love it. Friendly neighbors, respectful children, and from what I can tell, Everyone in the area takes pride in the community and the maintenance of their property.I'm so glad we chose this neighborhood.

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Fundraiser 36th Ward Candidate

Time for one part of the election process I am not thrilled with, but if we are to compete with the those who have decide to make a career out of politics rather than a calling it is a necessary evil. So I am having a fundraiser this Thursday Nov. 20th from 7pm to 10pm at 2514 W. Fullerton. Join us for an evening of food, drink and discussions of the vision we have for the 36th Ward.Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at the door or by contacting Frank 773 742-9975 or Paloma at 773 600-2549. Thanks in advance and look forward to meeting everyone.

  • HoneyBadger resident

    Platform?

  • Joaquin Vazquez Candadate for the 36th ward

    So much to say, but I will keep it as succinct as possible. First and foremost the Alderman's position should be a conduit for the constituents of his Ward to the Mayor. That being said having an open and accessible Alderman is paramount. There should be avenues for the free...

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    So much to say, but I will keep it as succinct as possible. First and foremost the Alderman's position should be a conduit for the constituents of his Ward to the Mayor. That being said having an open and accessible Alderman is paramount. There should be avenues for the free flow of thoughts and concern on a regular basis,so monthly town hall meetings.are a must, Large city projects that would impact our ward should have citizen committees, for those that want to be more involved, to more deeply explore the impact it would have on our constituents.
    More concrete concerns not in any order of importance:
    Crime- There is a definite need for more police, but there is also a need of some form of intervention and education programs to help offer alternatives choices and to try to intercede at an early age.
    Education- We have severe overcrowding issues within the ward that need addressing and adding charter schools is not the answer. If there are funds available they should be directed to CPS first and foremost.
    Ward infrastructure- Menu money should be used where it is needed the most. On this I would like to see a ward committee to address and ranked the needs of the ward through some sort of matrix system.
    Economics- As a prior small business owner I would like to see a more streamlined system devoid of the red tape that tends to be a hindrance to small business owners. If we address the 3 prior points I believe that we would present a more attractive environment to small business.
    And most important term limits. If elected I will push for term limits and regardless of that outcome I will serve no more than 2 terms. There needs to be room for new ideas and a fresh set of eyes,
    Well so much or being succinct, I apologize. There so much more to be discussed so I hope you stop in on Thursday and continue our talk. If not, there will be other opportunities in the near future.

5 days ago

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Nov 07

Updated 5 days ago

Found cat

Found orange and white cat in the vicinity of Oak Park and Diversey.

Nov 14

Mars Metra Stop Vandal

Just a warning to Metra parkers. My car was apparently unlocked yesterday (I blame the remote lock) while parked on Shakespeare near the Mars stop. Someone let themselves in and pulled my stereo. Had to have happened in broad daylight. Make sure your cars are secure! Someone is watching.

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Updated Nov 12

I don't know...

If this is a good thing or bad thing yet.

Nov 11

Updated Nov 12

Thank You Armed Forces

Thank you to all the past and present men and women who have served this county, and to those that have made the ultimate sacrifice. Remember to honor these brave people by exercising all of the freedoms that they fought and died for that most of the world does not enjoy. More importantly continue to remember and thank them every chance you can. God Bless

  • David Thorne Brickyard Bible Church member.

    It's good to see Americans support each-other publicly.
    Our patriotism scares the bad guys.

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Nov 06

North Avenue gets Oak Park's attention

#OakPark #NorthAvenue We really appreciate the village's continuing follow-up on problems identified on our 6/17 North Avenue walk and others identified since. The Wednesday Journal's ongoing coverage of North Avenue is also much appreciated. One clarification to this article. While we did suggest free North Ave. parking between Austin and Oak Park Ave., we learned during the meeting that this is not a good idea because spaces would then be occupied by the same cars for long periods. Employees and customers would then have nowhere to park.

http://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/11-4-2014/North-Avenue-gets-Oak-Park's-attention/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS

Nov 06

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Nov 05

Save the date! HOLIDAY COCKTAIL PARTY

Dear ladies, save the date & invite your friends/neighbors:
You're invited to the 4th gathering of the Nonjudgmental Women's Group!

HOLIDAY COCKTAIL PARTY!
WHEN: Sunday, December 7th, 6pm-8pm
WHO: All laid-back, supportive, non-judgy NW side women are welcome.
Come meet with your FUN neighbors!
BRING: some $$ and your smile :D
WHERE: Hala Kahiki Lounge 2834 River Road, River Grove, IL 60171
http://www.halakahikilounge.com

RSVP: by joining the NWG Facebook group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NonjudgmentalWomen

Email with questions, or just to say Hi!
nonjudgywomen@gmail.com

Thanks,
Nonjudgmental Women's Group
We choose JOY!

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Nov 04

Marijuana dispensary aims for North and Harlem

#‎OakPark‬ ‪#‎NorthAve‬. We would have preferred that the dispensary be located on Madison, but not all members of NANA-OP or the North Ave. Zoning and Development Advisory Committee share my concerns. How do you feel about it?
http://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/11-4-2014/Marijuana-dispensary-aims-for-North-and-Harlem-/

Nov 03

Favorable review of Sergio's Place restaurant

Day of the Dead is over but Sergio's Place is still perfect for date night or Sunday brunch. It's BYOB for the time being. Don't miss the seafood queso fundido. It's at 6966 W. North Ave. in Chicago (across the street from the Onion Roll).
http://www.oakpark.com/Dining/Blogs/10-6-2014/Sergio's-Place:-Perfect-for-Day-of-the-Dead-Date-Night/

Nov 03

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Oct 30

Updated Oct 31

Halloween at Mars

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

  • Does Ferrara Pan off Harlem give out candy too?

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

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

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Oct 27

Updated Oct 28

David Thorne Apologizes to EveryBlock

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

  • HoneyBadger resident

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

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Oct 23

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

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

Oct 23

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