Jun 24

Updated Jun 29

Neighborhood Improvement...or Not?

Recently seen on lightpost at corner of Archer Avenue and Kostner Avenue (right in front
of the bar--5173 S. Archer-- that was closed down due to shootings some time back):

A large poster showing an Application filed, date May 28, 2014 (signed by Alderman Michael Zalewski) for the purpose of changing this building site/property from a "B3-1" to an "RT4" (city-speak for a change from 'Community Shopping District' to '2-Flat-Townhouse and Multi-unit District', respectively).

If this is the same owner of the tavern (whose business attracted the riff-raff and shootings and supposed prostitution too), what 'good' would a change-up building code bring? HOPEFULLY, there has been a change in ownership too....

  • Thats why the zoning change so it CANT open as a bar again. The word is the building will be put up for sale as well.

  • The END has come for the bar at 5173 South Archer (Archer & Kostner) There is a bright orange REVOKED sign on the door

Jun 15

Zarzycki Manor Chapels, Ltd. awards Annual Scholarships at St. Richard School

Congratulations to St. Richard School graduates Amber Wenzel, Karina Banuelos and Carolyn Valencia who were the recipients of our 2014 scholarships. Recipients were selected by their teachers and were presented the awards at their graduation Mass on June 6, 2014 at St. Richard Church.

Jun 15

Zarzycki Manor Chapels, Ltd. presents Annual Scholarships at St. Bruno School

Congratulations to St. Bruno graduates Albert Lopez, Corina Juarez and Natalie Kalata who were the recipients of our 2014 scholarships. Recipients were selected by their teachers and were presented the awards at their graduation Mass on May 31, 2014 at St. Bruno Church.

May 21

Updated Jun 03

Empty Staples Building.

Now that the Staples has closed on 47th Street and Pulaski, what are they going to put in there? I pray it is something that we can use in the neighborhood.

  • Maybe a Savers, or Goodwill. That would be nice

  • Debbie W. Live in Archer Heights....Love my neighborhood

    It has to be something good that the community could use. We have a lot seniors in the neighborhood who need to have somewhere reasonable to shop at.
    JMP I hope it's not a pawn shop, the one on 43rd and Pulaski has been robbed to many times with the robbers escaping down 43rd and Komensky. We never wanted it in the neighborhood but our alderman wouldn't listen to us.
    Maybe Family Dollar can relocate, or a Dollar General would be something different.

May 18

Updated May 30

Traffic study may have avoided this mess on 47th street!

The mess on 47th street is a tragedy! Did our Alderman or UNO actually conduct a traffic study to look at the potential problems and devise a plan to elleviate them? Sometimes it takes me 10-15 miinutes just to drive two blocks from 49th to 47th and Kolin due to the number of motorists trying to get onto 47th from Archer.
Our Aldrman recently said at the Archer Heights Community meeting , " Nothing will be done to this community...

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The mess on 47th street is a tragedy! Did our Alderman or UNO actually conduct a traffic study to look at the potential problems and devise a plan to elleviate them? Sometimes it takes me 10-15 miinutes just to drive two blocks from 49th to 47th and Kolin due to the number of motorists trying to get onto 47th from Archer.
Our Aldrman recently said at the Archer Heights Community meeting , " Nothing will be done to this community unless the people want it" Are you kidding me? We surely didnt ask for this! I dont recall getting a notice " they" were thinking about placing a school in the already highly congested Industrial Zone..Did you get that memo?
It's time we ask our Alderman to be totally transparent in his special projects within our 14th ward. I think the community deserves to know exactly how the TIF money is being spent and we should hold him accountable. We need to demand that he include us in this process when decisions of this nature are made . The quality of life Mr. Burke spoke of, has already deteriorated in our Ward. Im not so sure it matters to him as much as it matters to those who live here. We need to send him a memo that demands our full participation in community affairs and how he spends of our TIF dollars. The truth is , I asked Mr/ Burke to explain the TIF monies as related to the 14th Ward last summer. He sent me a letter with a link to a website that didnt work! .
The 14th ward people deserve to be active participants in this process. I never got the memo that welcomes us to discuss these matters. Never!!!! DID YOU?

  • Ride your bike and traffic's not a problem!

  • Chet 606 Rogers Park, NOHavana, CE

    Any word on when Divvy will come to Archer Heights? I requested two locations so far, Archer & Kostner (NE corner) & 51st & Pulaski (NE corner next to that big residence). I would still stay off 47th with a bicycle, SUVs shuttling school kids can get very touchy.

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