Mar 21

Bell Park Under Construction

The fences are up. The old playground equipment is gone. And the ChicagoPlays! Playground Replacement is underway. Construction at Bell Park is scheduled to last 6-8 weeks. You will also see there is a new gate into the western tennis court.

Our next Bell Park Advisory Council meeting is this Wednesday March 25th at 6:30pm. We look forward to having you join us, as we have a lot of Spring activities!

SAVE THE DATE for the Bell Park Flea Market...

Read full message…

The fences are up. The old playground equipment is gone. And the ChicagoPlays! Playground Replacement is underway. Construction at Bell Park is scheduled to last 6-8 weeks. You will also see there is a new gate into the western tennis court.

Our next Bell Park Advisory Council meeting is this Wednesday March 25th at 6:30pm. We look forward to having you join us, as we have a lot of Spring activities!

SAVE THE DATE for the Bell Park Flea Market on Saturday, June 6 - 9:00am - 4:00pm. Vendors wanted!!! Reserve a table for $20. All of your table proceeds go to you, and you'll also be supporting the work of the Advisory Council. Please note, food and drinks are not allowed to be sold at the Flea Market. Interested in reserving a table? E-mail us at BellParkPAC@gmail.com (rain date, June 20).

Once again, join us on Wednesday, March 25th for the Bell PAC meeting. All are welcome.

Feb 27

United Blocks of Montclare

We will be having our first meeting in the next month. However, if you will like to be part of United Blocks of Montclare whether is helping in the formation or participating as a resident please email your name and phone number to unitedblocksofmontclare@gmail.com and someone will get in touch with you.

Creating effective partnerships block by block!

Feb 20

Updated Feb 21

Who should you vote for in the 36th Ward Aldermanic race?

I'm voting for Gilbert Villegas because he has the experience, the professionalism and the commitment to the community that I think is necessary for the job. He didn't just get involved a year or two ago in anticipation of an election. He knows how to work with people to get things done and has experience managing large budgets and large projects. Check out this ABC7 video piece on his accomplishments that aired 3.5 years ago. http://youtu.be/Y3ae9dzH5Sg

Feb 21

Meet the Ward 36 Alderman Candidates SUNDAY February 22nd 12:30 - 2:30

As part of our block club meeting we had scheduled for this weekend we set up a meet and greet with each of the four Alderman Canidates for Ward 36. In thinking about the upcoming election and how important this vote is to those of us in Ward 36 (since we have no incumbent, and many of us were shifted from 38) we thought it would be nice to extend an invitation to you our fellow Ward 36 neighbors. Each...

Read full message…

As part of our block club meeting we had scheduled for this weekend we set up a meet and greet with each of the four Alderman Canidates for Ward 36. In thinking about the upcoming election and how important this vote is to those of us in Ward 36 (since we have no incumbent, and many of us were shifted from 38) we thought it would be nice to extend an invitation to you our fellow Ward 36 neighbors. Each canidate is scheduled to meet with us for 30 minutes each, starting at 12:30pm. See schedule below. The event will be in the conference room at Portage Grounds (Linder & Irving). If you stop by please make sure to buy a cup of joe or treat from the Grounds in appreciation for hosting!

12:30 Villegas
1:00 Vittorio
1:30 Zaragoza
2:00 Aquino

Hope to see you there with your questions in hand! Eddy/Addison Block Club

Feb 19

36th Ward candidates forum and information updates

The 36th Ward candidates had a forum at Hanson Park hosted by the community organization Communities United.

http://www.progressillinois.com/quick-hits/content/2015/02/18/chicagos-36th-ward-aldermanic-candidates-discuss-education-platforms

The Hermosa Community Network held a candidate forum on last Monday that included all the candidates running in the 36th, 35th, 31st, and 26th wards. The 36th Ward parts occur at 34:53, 49:00, and 1:33:00.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Q_WDxZkUzM

Friends of Portage Park, Mikva Challenge, Steinmetz high School, and Northwest Side Housing Center also held a forum at Steinmetz.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x97wu2HLTHI
--------------------------------------------------------

You can see where...

Read full message…

The 36th Ward candidates had a forum at Hanson Park hosted by the community organization Communities United.

http://www.progressillinois.com/quick-hits/content/2015/02/18/chicagos-36th-ward-aldermanic-candidates-discuss-education-platforms

The Hermosa Community Network held a candidate forum on last Monday that included all the candidates running in the 36th, 35th, 31st, and 26th wards. The 36th Ward parts occur at 34:53, 49:00, and 1:33:00.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Q_WDxZkUzM

Friends of Portage Park, Mikva Challenge, Steinmetz high School, and Northwest Side Housing Center also held a forum at Steinmetz.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x97wu2HLTHI
--------------------------------------------------------

You can see where all the candidates raised money for their signs, paid staff, and volunteers on the Illinois State Board of Elections site. Will they be loyal to the residents of the 36th ward or to their large campaign donors?

http://www.elections.il.gov/CampaignDisclosure/CandidateDetail.aspx?ID=26192

http://www.elections.il.gov/CampaignDisclosure/CommitteeDetail.aspx?id=26023

http://www.elections.il.gov/CampaignDisclosure/CommitteeDetail.aspx?id=25909

http://www.elections.il.gov/CampaignDisclosure/CommitteeDetail.aspx?id=26035

-------------------------------------------
You can also research the campaign Facebook pages of all four candidates to see what they intend to do for our community.

https://www.facebook.com/36thward

https://www.facebook.com/Villegasfor36Ward

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Omar-Aquino/339316429553582

https://www.facebook.com/chrisvittoriofor36

Feb 17

Meet the candidates for alderman

Election Day is coming up - learn more about the aldermanic candidates on the ballot with this forum hosted by Friends of Portage Park: http://ow.ly/Je8HY

Feb 17

It's never too late to learn - get ready for election day

Learn more about the aldermanic candidates on the ballot with this video from a forum hosted by the Chicago Westside Branch NAACP: http://ow.ly/Je7S7

Jan 20

Updated Feb 06

Campaign Signs - no permission.

So I thought to put a campaign sign on someone's property you had to have their permission? Did this change? We came home from a walk the other day and there was an OMAR AQUINO sign on our neighbors lawn. Our neighbors do not live in the house and it is currently boarded up but the house is far from abandoned. I asked them if they gave permission for the sign and they said no. So my question to the...

Read full message…

So I thought to put a campaign sign on someone's property you had to have their permission? Did this change? We came home from a walk the other day and there was an OMAR AQUINO sign on our neighbors lawn. Our neighbors do not live in the house and it is currently boarded up but the house is far from abandoned. I asked them if they gave permission for the sign and they said no. So my question to the Aquino campaign is why would I vote for you if you cannot even follow simple campaign rules? I you'd like to get your message out to my neighbors contact me directly (I head up our block club) and we can set up a meeting. Another candidate has already reached out in this way. I don't know if I personally will vote for him yet but I do know that I appreciate that he would rather talk with myself and my community than slapping a sign where he thinks no one will care.

  • Laymaneers Constant Vigilance

    Finger pointing? Hmmm...I see this as an issue...a big one in fact, because if you (general term for candidate) can not follow simple rules during a campaign how can I trust you to listen to and take care of my needs once in office? I'm happy to boast that our...

    Read full comment…

    Finger pointing? Hmmm...I see this as an issue...a big one in fact, because if you (general term for candidate) can not follow simple rules during a campaign how can I trust you to listen to and take care of my needs once in office? I'm happy to boast that our block is an active community that has worked WITH our current Alderman (Tim Cullerton) to find solutions for problems from cleaning up a vacant house and aiding the city in evicting gangbangers from rentals in the area. These solutions have benefitted not only our block but the community as a whole.

    Speaking for my house, we are looking for an Alderman who takes our concerns, no matter the severity, seriously and is willing to work with us to find solutions instead of trivializing them.

    Gilbert, I appreciate that you took the time to write here today and I look forward to hearing why you feel you are the best candidate. Your campaign manager has been in touch with me and we are trying to set up date and time for you to address our block club as well as Chris and Alonso.

  • Alonso Born and raised in the Cragin neighborhood.

    I just wanted to update this thread for the Eddy block club. Hope everyone is doing well.

    Last night, we had our first 36th Ward candidates forum at Steinmetz. It went well! The organizations that put it together (Steinmetz College Prep, the Mikva Challenge, the Northwest Side Housing Center, the...

    Read full comment…

    I just wanted to update this thread for the Eddy block club. Hope everyone is doing well.

    Last night, we had our first 36th Ward candidates forum at Steinmetz. It went well! The organizations that put it together (Steinmetz College Prep, the Mikva Challenge, the Northwest Side Housing Center, the Friends of Portage Park, and the Portage Park Chamber of Commerce) did a great job with it. It started on time and ended on time and ran smoothly. The audience was very professional too.

    Below is the link for the Youtube video filmed by CAN TV.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x97wu2HLTHI

    We have another forum on Monday, February 9th in the evening.

    https://www.facebook.com/36thward/photos/a.251618814921496.58740.175063572577021/784136351669737/?type=1&theater

    And another one at Hanson Park on the 17th.

    https://www.facebook.com/36thward/photos/pcb.780025155414190/780024852080887/?type=1&theater

About neighbor messages

Neighborhood announcements from EveryBlock users.

Thousands of neighbors connect and get their news via EveryBlock, including:

Blu Crown DunRite Services Lulu - Portage Park Becca Gazer John Indurante Marvin Cespedes Rencie MidgetNinja Horst-Ruiz Luke Kreiman Snoozer Ruben Berrospe Alvarez

You're 60 seconds from creating an account and joining them…

or
Enter your email address

6800-6801 W. Wrightwood Ave.