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ServiceWorks needs your help!

ServiceWorks is a multi-partner, three year, national program housed at Casa Central. Serviceworks aims to connects thousands of underserved young adults (16-24) with the know-how and mindset necessary to enter into and succeed in the hiring market and fulfill their educational ambitions. This connection takes the form of community-oriented projects, leadership and teamwork training, and small group coaching.Success Coaches are experienced professionals. They work one-on-one and in small groups to assist Service Scholars in completing college and career readiness plans,...

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ServiceWorks is a multi-partner, three year, national program housed at Casa Central. Serviceworks aims to connects thousands of underserved young adults (16-24) with the know-how and mindset necessary to enter into and succeed in the hiring market and fulfill their educational ambitions. This connection takes the form of community-oriented projects, leadership and teamwork training, and small group coaching.Success Coaches are experienced professionals. They work one-on-one and in small groups to assist Service Scholars in completing college and career readiness plans, identifying tangible, actionable goals, and serving as accountability partners to help Success Scholars achieve and track progress towards their goals. Success Coaches are provided with training prior to meeting their Service Scholars, as well as ongoing support from Casa Central.If you have what it takes to give guidance on resume design, online job applications, goal setting, and consider yourself to be both patient and empathetic, then we ask you to apply.
Duration:
• 8 weeks
Time commitment:
• Occasional (weekly or monthly)
Days of week:
• Weekdays and two (2) weekend days
Skills needed:
• Goal Planning
• FAFSA Preparation
• Resume Design
• Employment Application
How Do I apply?
Call:773-645-2400
Email: serviceworks@casacentral.org

2 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Lost Cat in Humboldt

Has anyone seen a small, all black kitten around the Francisco & Augusta area? He's been missing for about a week.

  • Last Friday or Saturday night I saw a kitten matching that description that was dead--had been hit by a car--in the alley directly behind the Monarch garden on California. Poor little guy, it made me really sad to see, hope he wasn't yours.

  • I live near Mozart and Thomas and over the last couple of weeks I have seen a beautiful, black small cat with green eyes wearing a collar (blue?). Hope this is your little guy!

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Updated 11 hours ago

Help! Missing Chicken!

Hey, has anyone seen a black and white striped (Barred Rock) chicken? She is small, just a baby, only 4 months old and she has gone missing from my yard. I am worried someone may have taken her, as it is unusual she would part from her sister.
Please let me know if anyone sees a chicken matching her description. She only has been missing since tonight but I am very, very worried.

  • ptpreserves local business owner in Humboldt park

    Im terrified of raccoons getting at my hens! The hawks are bad around Humboldt park as well. Good thing the little barred rock stayed safe all night! She probably flew into a small tree. Glad shes ok!

  • Watch out for rats as well....

    I LOVE barred rocks...I used to have one that would sit in my lap to be petted (scratched) on the head..)

26 hours ago

Volunteer at Corona for 26th!

Are you concerned with the current status of the Humboldt park community? Do you desire a change in the type of politics currently taking shape in the ward?
Interested in volunteering with the campaign to elect Adam Corona as 26th ward Alderman?

The Campaign to Elect Adam Corona is looking for volunteers from the community to start working to place Adam on the ballot. On August 26th Team Corona will be able to begin petitioning members of the community for their signatures.

If interested please contact us through our website at: http://www.coronafor26.com/
Or call into our office and leave a message. (773) 842-9721

3 days ago

Updated 28 hours ago

Anybody have a trusted dog-sitter/house sitter?

Hi there - just got tickets for a last-minute trip for Labor Day weekend, and our regular dog sitter is already booked. Does anybody have any recommendations? Prefer somebody who will stay at our house, but we could also bring our dog to somebody else's house. He's a big guy, 10 years old, very gentle, good with small dogs and older kids, but not cat-safe.

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Updated 47 hours ago

Missing ShihTzu

My landlords dog got out sometime today. His name is Charlie he is light brown. I don't have any pictures. We live at springfield and division. I'd appreciate if you see him. He is old and sick, so he needs lots of care. He looks a little like this.

  • still no sign of him

  • AnnaWilson Anna

    That is the worst feeling in the world. I'm so sorry for your landlord.

  • They will have to go to Animal Control every day - they can't call up and ask if he's there. He could get euthanized if they do not go and try to see if he is there.

Jul 30

Updated 2 days ago

New candidate running for alderman in 26th ward

Anyone know anything about the new candidate running for alderman in the 26th ward? I don't know his name, but would like to learn more about him. Hoping someone can add more detail.

  • Ps. I talked with Corona the other day and was super pleased.

  • Robert Terra Works in Chicago Local Politics

    Hey Guys, It's nice to see the enthusiasm for political change in Humboldt Park! I'm one of Adam Corona's Campaign Coordinators working in the office located at 2547 W North Avenue.

    First I'd like to take a moment and thank those taking the time to do their homework on this...

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    Hey Guys, It's nice to see the enthusiasm for political change in Humboldt Park! I'm one of Adam Corona's Campaign Coordinators working in the office located at 2547 W North Avenue.

    First I'd like to take a moment and thank those taking the time to do their homework on this upcoming election, without a concerned and informed voter base politics the 26th ward is susceptible to unaccountable career politicians. It seems that the posters here have a few potential hesitations for the Corona Campaign, and hopefully I can clear up the confusion.

    Adam has worked with the local police and has been involved with CAPS programs for much of the past decade. Although I am unaware of what statement he might have made to raise eyebrows in Smith Park I am aware that he is currently planning on returning to the area for Community Meeting in the near future. Adam is very concerned with street and public safety and I'm sure he would appreciate to have those concerns raised while he is speaking. A couple of us here have worked on other political campaigns such as myself who worked on the Campaign to elect Will Guizzardi, others have invested their time and efforts into community by working in either security or community organization committees.

    Also Adam is currently the Sanitation Superintendent for the 45th ward, however the Alderman of the 45th ward is none other than John Arena, the only Chicago Alderman to have been adopted by the Northside DFA and one of the more entrenched members of the Progressive Caucus. If there is one thing I have learned for fact in Chicago Politics it is that Progressives and Machine Democrats hardly if ever see eye to eye during the election cycles. If elected Adam is planning on working with the Progressive caucus to establish more accountable representation within the 26th ward and trying to bring an end to the type of Machine politics that have lead to disproportionate spending of the wards available resources.

2 days ago

Congressman Luis Gutierrez Celebrates Clemente's 40th

Congressman Luis Gutierrez Celebrates Clemente's 40th

2 days ago

IRS Phone Scams Warning

The IRS is again warning the public about phone scams that continue to claim victims all across the country. In these scams, thieves make unsolicited phone calls to their intended victims. Callers fraudulently claim to be from the IRS and demand immediate payment of taxes by a prepaid debit card or wire transfer. The callers are often hostile and abusive.

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Aug 11

Updated 2 days ago

Seeking local bands!

I would love to know about any local family friendly or kid-oriented bands/musicians that put on a good show and would be interested in a one hour Sunday afternoon "concert" for kids at the Beat Kitchen in Roscoe Village. I'm especially interested in anything ethnically/culturally significant, traditional or experimental that will captivate an audience of under-12-year-olds. Who do you know? What do you like? Send me some links so I can check them all out! Thanks neighbors!

  • Kristene returning naturalized Chicagoan

    My dd's violin teacher is a dynamic performer and has a duo with a piano/keyboard/accordion player. Both very experienced with a variety of programing suitable for families. Has a ongoing gig with the NorthPark Nature Center for kids. I sent her a link to your post but here is their web site: http://coalesceduo.weebly.com/

  • BenTatarMusic Owner, BenTatarMusic (www.bentatarmusic.com)

    Hey Jenny, you can check out more about the band at my website, www.bentatarmusic.com, or bentatarmusic on facebook/twitter/YouTube. We also have our debut album, "Food!" available on iTunes.... it's been a busy summer!

    If you'd like to talk about schedules or programming directly, you can drop me a line at bentatarmusic@gmail.com.

3 days ago

Goethe Elementary After School Program is Here!

Hi all,

We just stumbled upon this a few days ago, and wanted to relay the information. Goethe Elementary School will now have an after school program for the 2014/2015 school year. It's very affordable and registration is open. Here is the link for further details:

http://www.rightatschool.com/locations/right-at-goethe-school.php

Aug 13

Updated 3 days ago

Found Cat

On Monday 8/11 I found a very ill tortoiseshell cat on the 1200 block of Campbell. She was wearing a green flea collar and had been to the vet in the he near past, her belly was shaved and her front leg was shaved for a catheter. Anyone know this little lady?

  • L. Huth Resident

    Very very kind of you to take care of kitty. Sounds like she had some recent medical attention. I am glad she is not alone on the streets in her condition. Thanks again.

  • In case anyone is still checking this, the kitty is doing much better, but has some sort of liver condition. For a longer version of her story, go here: http://www.gofundme.com/d33gbo and consider donating.

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Best Mofongo in Humboldt?

Can anyone recommend some great mofongo? I noticed a lot of places don't have it and I would love to support some restaurants that do it right.

Any suggestions?

  • Las Palma Puerto Rican Restaurant located at 1340 N. Homan, Chicago IL.
    Near North Avenue. Very delicious!!!

  • I agree with Bleed Blue. Marcellas, a block or so West of Kimball on Fullerton is clean, reasonably priced, and has an espresso machine and coffee sense, but no Mofongo. The do have 3 or 4 nicely seasoned and fresh cafeteria style dishes, ready to go, including Ropa Vieja, pork...

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    I agree with Bleed Blue. Marcellas, a block or so West of Kimball on Fullerton is clean, reasonably priced, and has an espresso machine and coffee sense, but no Mofongo. The do have 3 or 4 nicely seasoned and fresh cafeteria style dishes, ready to go, including Ropa Vieja, pork and chicken on the bone. Nice owners, good service, cash only.

    I have eaten at Las Palma a few times, and it was OK, but the huge selection and not so many customers made me wonder how long the food had been sitting around. The building has 3 boarded up windows that have been staring at the street for years, which is a clear indication that I won't be eating there at least until that is fixed.

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Aug 14

Updated 4 days ago

Missing baby pit bull

She is 6 weeks old, Her color is gray. She has a little white on her. I bought her so she can be a companion with my 21 year old dog. She has beautiful blue eyes. Be a good person and return her. There is a reward. She is being missing very much. Call (773)484-5056 or (773) 405-7284. Please

  • So, was that your puppy?

  • very interested to know how the puppy got out and I've been in rescue and have been around animals my whole life, haven't met a dog that was 21 ever.

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Aug 14

Updated 6 days ago

In Home Daycare Recommendations

Hello -
I'm looking for a good in-home daycares in the area. Am open to the Humbolt Park, UK Village, West Bucktown, Logan Square areas. I'm having a hard time finding in home places online and would very much appreciate any recommendations!

Thanks!!

  • We have two boys 3 and 5. My wife is babysitting kids at home too. Message me for additional info.

  • Jodi in Logan Square mom of four

    I used Teeney Tiny Home Day Care at 3040 N Gresham Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
    (773) 278-9598. She is licensed by the state and follows their guidelines. I was very pleased and my kids learned Spanish too!

Aug 15

Hi! Please I need your help!

If someone sees the puppy please text me or call I live 8 minutes from the area someone said she said she's seen her. Beethovena is sad without her.

Aug 14

Updated Aug 15

Surprise Block Party 3200 West Potomac, Saturday August 16TH

I have lived on this block for almost 20 years, and I just found out that we are having a block party this Saturday. As far as I know, nobody asked the residents if they even wanted a block party , let alone when to have it. But one of my neighbors (unmarried, no kids, etc ???) evidently took it upon himself to make this decision for the entire street.

Well, I guess this isn't as bad as the last...

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I have lived on this block for almost 20 years, and I just found out that we are having a block party this Saturday. As far as I know, nobody asked the residents if they even wanted a block party , let alone when to have it. But one of my neighbors (unmarried, no kids, etc ???) evidently took it upon himself to make this decision for the entire street.

Well, I guess this isn't as bad as the last time he did it 8 years ago when all of a sudden at 10AM on a random Saturday morning HE closed the street and pounded on everyone's doors to make them move their cars..

So, officially, don't park on the 3200 block of Potomac on Saturday from 9AM to 6PM.

There is no block club for this block, but it is affiliated with The United Blocks of West Humboldt Park, who also had no knowledge of this event. Several of my neighbors and myself are unable to attend, but would have enjoyed and contributed to a party had we only known.

  • Thanks Emilio,
    I know he has a permit. I am not trying to stop it, I just wish we were informed earlier so we could attend. I think block parties are a great idea, but again, if we all knew about it, it would probably be bigger, better attended, and a present a well needed chance to socialize with my neighbors.

  • Emilio Concerned resident

    Agreed Glenn, he should have let residents know, it's the right thing to do. The guy on our block got an earful from myself and our neighbors.

Aug 14

Updated Aug 15

Empty Storefront on the Corner of Wabansia and Spaulding

Does anyone know what is going on with that storefront? Did it used to be a grocery store? Is it now an apartment? I think I've seen people living in the back of the building. Anyway, I was just curious. Could be a nice neighborhood bar someday.

  • I don't think anyone should push anyone. But if you decide to open a brewpub with your own money, I will go.

  • Brandon G Brewer. Engineer. Human.

    A brewpub in Humboldt would be awesome. I would love to open a brewery, someday.

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