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2 men killed among 17 shot in Chicago Friday, Saturday morning

...a 55-year-old man sitting in a parked vehicle’s passenger seat in the 2800 block of North Lamon Avenue was shot by someone inside a black sedan, police said. The man was grazed in...

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...critical condition. They were standing on the sidewalk about 2:15 a.m. in the 3300 block of West Monroe Street when the shooter walked up and fired, hitting a 25-year-old man in the...

...Englewood, a 28-year-old man got into an argument with three others in the 6700 block of South Parnell Avenue. During the altercation, one of the three took out a gun and shot the 28...

Minutes earlier, shortly after 10:40 p.m. in East Hyde Park, three people were shot and a fourth person cut by broken glass in the 1600 block of East 53rd Street.

About 10:05 p.m. in West Englewood, someone in a gangway shot a 21-year-old man walking on the sidewalk in the 7100 block of South Seeley Avenue, hitting him in the chest, back and leg, police said. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in serious condition.

About five minutes earlier in Logan Square, an 18-year-old man was shot in the nose in the 1700 block of North Fairfield Avenue. He was outside about 10 p.m. when someone inside a passing vehicle shot him, police said. The man was taken to Saint Mary Hospital, where he was in good condition.

...in West Woodlawn, two men were gunned down about 9:50 p.m. in the 400 block of East 63rd Street. They were standing outside a retail business when someone shot the men, 43 and 22...

Shortly before 9:30 p.m. in West Garfield Park, someone inside a dark sedan shot an 18-year-old man walking on the sidewalk in the 3500 block of West Carroll Avenue, hitting him in the left leg. Police said he was taken to Mount Sinai and was stable.

...24-year-old man was shot shortly before 5:30 p.m. Friday in the 8300 block of South Stony Island Avenue. Police initially said the shooting occurred on St. Lawrence Avenue. The victim was hit in...

    2 men killed among 17 shot in Chicago Friday, Saturday morning
    At least 17 people were shot, two of them fatally, from Friday into early Saturday in neighborhoods across Chicago. Most recently, a shooting in the East Garfield Park community left three people in critical condition. They were standing on the sidewalk about 2:15 a.m.
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  • Give thanks that Toni Preckwinkle and Kim Foxx are on our side addressing the violent criminal acts inside Chicago.

2 days ago

2 men killed among 17 shot in Chicago Friday, Saturday morning

...a 55-year-old man sitting in a parked vehicle’s passenger seat in the 2800 block of North Lamon Avenue was shot by someone inside a black sedan, police said. The man was grazed in...

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...critical condition. They were standing on the sidewalk about 2:15 a.m. in the 3300 block of West Monroe Street when the shooter walked up and fired, hitting a 25-year-old man in the...

...Englewood, a 28-year-old man got into an argument with three others in the 6700 block of South Parnell Avenue. During the altercation, one of the three took out a gun and shot the 28...

Minutes earlier, shortly after 10:40 p.m. in East Hyde Park, three people were shot and a fourth person cut by broken glass in the 1600 block of East 53rd Street.

About 10:05 p.m. in West Englewood, someone in a gangway shot a 21-year-old man walking on the sidewalk in the 7100 block of South Seeley Avenue, hitting him in the chest, back and leg, police said. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in serious condition.

About five minutes earlier in Logan Square, an 18-year-old man was shot in the nose in the 1700 block of North Fairfield Avenue. He was outside about 10 p.m. when someone inside a passing vehicle shot him, police said. The man was taken to Saint Mary Hospital, where he was in good condition.

...in West Woodlawn, two men were gunned down about 9:50 p.m. in the 400 block of East 63rd Street. They were standing outside a retail business when someone shot the men, 43 and 22...

Shortly before 9:30 p.m. in West Garfield Park, someone inside a dark sedan shot an 18-year-old man walking on the sidewalk in the 3500 block of West Carroll Avenue, hitting him in the left leg. Police said he was taken to Mount Sinai and was stable.

...24-year-old man was shot shortly before 5:30 p.m. Friday in the 8300 block of South Stony Island Avenue. Police initially said the shooting occurred on St. Lawrence Avenue. The victim was hit in...

    2 men killed among 17 shot in Chicago Friday, Saturday morning
    At least 17 people were shot, two of them fatally, from Friday into early Saturday in neighborhoods across Chicago. Most recently, a shooting in the East Garfield Park community left three people in critical condition. They were standing on the sidewalk about 2:15 a.m.
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3 days ago

June 15, 2018 Update

Tue., June 19, 6:30-8 pm, Divine Connections Church, 5237 W. Diversey. The Northwest Side Housing Center hosts a Housing Justice for Northwest Side Chicago Communitiesmeeting. Discuss...

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The 5000-block of North Northwest Highway at 10 pm May 27;

The 5300-block of North Ludlam between 9:30 pm May 28 and 6 am May 29;

The 4800-block of North Long between 1-4:20 am May 30; and

The 5000-block of North Milwaukee at 2 pm June 6.

The 4100-block of North Lawler between 9:15 pm June 6 and 4:30 am June 7;

The 4900-block of West Belle Plaine between 7:45 pm June 6 and 9:30 am June 7;

The 4000-block of North Monitor between 8 pm June 6 and 10 am June 7;

The 5400-block of West Windsor between 10 pm June 6 and 7 am June 7;

The 4500-block of North Long at 2 am June 7;

The 4500-block of North Mason at 4:20 am June 7;

The 5300-block of West Windsor at 12:30 pm June 7;

The 3900-block of North Marmora between 10 pm June 7 and 8 am June 8.

Celebrate these sultry summer nights with Six Corners Association’s Social After Six Thursday, June 21, at 7 pm at 4929 W. Irving Park.

Join LYDIA Home for Hope Fest on Saturday, June 23, from 12-5 pm in the parking lot at LYDIA Home, 4300 W. Irving Park.

Keeler Gardens, located at 3631 N. Keeler Ave. in Old Irving Park, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community organization educating on the physical, mental, and cognitive benefits of connecting with nature and how to incorporate nature into your life. Learn more at Keeler Gardens’ website.

The 16th District Police Station is hosting a Safe Summer Rally on Saturday, June 16, from 12-3 pm at Jefferson Memorial Park, 4822 N. Long.

I am pleased to announce that Ryan Companies US and Clark Street Real Estate now have an updated proposal for the vacant land at the southeast corner of Milwaukee and Irving Park. We’ll host a community meeting on the proposal at 6:30 pm Thursday, June 21, at Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee.

I am pleased to announce that Ryan Companies US and Clark Street Real Estate now have an updated proposal for the vacant land at the southeast corner of Milwaukee and Irving Park. We’ll host a community meeting on the proposal at 6:30 pm Thursday, June 21, at Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee.

On Thursday, June 21, crawlers will meet at Three Counties Irish Pub, 5856 N. Milwaukee, at 5:30 pm. From there, they will make their way to Mom’s Old Recipe Mexican Restaurant, 5760 N. Milwaukee, and crawl their way down to Gladstone Lounge & Liquors, 5734 N. Milwaukee.

On Thursday, June 21, crawlers will meet at Three Counties Irish Pub, 5856 N. Milwaukee, at 5:30 pm. From there, they will make their way to Mom’s Old Recipe Mexican Restaurant, 5760 N. Milwaukee, and crawl their way down to Gladstone Lounge & Liquors, 5734 N. Milwaukee.

On Thursday, June 21, crawlers will meet at Three Counties Irish Pub, 5856 N. Milwaukee, at 5:30 pm. From there, they will make their way to Mom’s Old Recipe Mexican Restaurant, 5760 N. Milwaukee, and crawl their way down to Gladstone Lounge & Liquors, 5734 N. Milwaukee.

On Friday, June 22, I will host a City Sticker Sale and CityKey ID event from 10 am to 2 pm in the annex space at the Copernicus Center, 5214 W. Lawrence.

If you would like to purchase your city sticker before June 30, you can purchase one at the City Clerk’s satellite office located at 5430 W. Gale Street, at most currency exchanges (service fees may apply), online, or via mail following instructions on the back of your renewal notice.

A local favorite, Delightful Pastries (5927 W. Lawrence), is in the running to be named the Sweetest Bakery in Ameria. Help them gain local and national recognition by voting for them.

Children can receive free healthy lunches during their summer break in the social center at St. Cornelius Church, 5430 W. Foster.

Summer camp runs on Thursdays from 2-4 pm at Baltic Art Studio, 4346 N. Milwaukee. Purchase one session for your child for $40 or buy four weeks for $150. The price includes all supplies and tools as well as one-on-one time with an instructor.

The camp runs July 23-27 at St. John’s Lutheran Church and School, 4939 W. Montrose. More information and registration is available online.

Fri., June 15, 6:30-8 pm, Dunham Park, 4638 N. Melvina. Kids ages 8-18 will perform rock and roll classics from all eras and genres in theirSchool of Rocklive show. Free.

Fri., June 15, dusk,Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield. The Independence Park Advisory Council hostsGuardians of the Galaxy as a part of the Movies...

Sun., June 17, 10 am-2 pm, Portage Park, 4100 N. Long. Vendors gather on the NW corner of Long and Irving Park to offer locally grown...

...am-2 pm, Portage Park, 4100 N. Long. Vendors gather on the NW corner of Long and Irving Park to offer locally grown produce, meats, dairy, baked goods, speciality items, prepared foods, and more...

Wed., June 20, 7 pm, 17th District Police Station, Community Room, 4650 N. Pulaski. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1722-1723 beat meeting. Find your beat at the45th Ward map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Thur., June 21, 3-7 pm, 6417 W. Irving Park.School’s out for the summer! Join Youth Outreach Services for theirOwn the Summerevent. There will be food, activities, games, prizes, a DJ, and so much more! More info: 773-777-7112.Free.

Thur., June 21, 5:30-6:30 pm,Athletic Field Park, 3546 W. Addison. Bring your litte ones to the playground for some fun music that will get them grooving during Movin’ to the Music at Athletic Field Park. Free.

Sat., June 23, 9:30 am-12:30 pm,Gompers Park Lagoon, 4222 W. Foster. The 17th District/CAPS will once again hostHooked on Fishing. Up to 60 kids 6-14 years old may participate. Registration required: email organizers or call 312-742-4588.Free.

Sat., June 23, 10 am-12 pm, Sulzer Library, Community Room, 4455 N. Lincoln. Liz Houtz hosts a Helping Feral Cats Near You workshop. Learn how to trap, neuter, and return (TNR) community cats using humane traps. More info: email organizer or call 773-898-9899.Free.

Sat., June 23, 1-10:30 pm,Wrigleyville at Gallagher Way, 3637 N. Clark. The music event of epic proportions returns! Join the Chicago Fire Department and the Chicago...

Mon., June 25, 2-4 pm, Dickinson Playlot, 4101 N. Lavergne. Enjoy storytelling, music, movement, and nature play rooted in neighborhood stories duringArtSeed. Young people and...

Tue., June 26, 7 pm, Pasta D’Arte, 6311 N. Milwaukee. Meet neighbors and get involved in your community during theGladstone Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting. More info: online.Free.

Wed., June 27, 6:30 pm, 16th District Police Station, Community Room, 5151 N. Milwaukee. Guest speaker Karina Gil from Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center will host aKeeping Your Child...

Wed., June 27, 7 pm,Congregational Church of Jefferson Park, Basement, 5320 W. Giddings.Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during theJefferson Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting...

Thur., June 28, 12-10 pm, Josi’s Frozen Yogurt Cafe, 4032 N. Milwaukee. Stop in to enjoy your favorite froyo flavor while supporting a good cause during Josi...

Thur., June 28, 7 pm, St. Bartholomew, Krueger Hall, 4910 W. Addison.Learn what you can do about crime during the1634 beat meeting. Find your beat at the45th Ward map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

    June 15, 2018 Update
    Dear Neighbors, Are you looking to treat your dad, grandpa, or husband to something sweet this Father's Day? Consider attending GIPNA's 14th annual Gourmet Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, June 17, from 9 am to noon at the Independence Park Bungalow at Hamlin and Byron.
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Jun 08

Chicago joins relief effort for victims of Guatemala eruption

5330 W. Belmont, Chicago

3115 N. Central, Chicago

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4204 W. North Avenue, Chicago

3850 W. Fullerton Avenue, Chicago

3850 W. North Avenue, Chicago

1615 W. Morse, Chicago

3224 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago

4010 W. Montrose, Chicago

4830 N. Pulaski, Chicago

3816 W. Montrose

    Chicago joins relief effort for victims of Guatemala eruption
    A volcanic eruption in Guatemala Sunday impacted thousands, and several efforts are underway in Chicago to help the victims more than 2,000 miles away. Chicago's Guatemalan Consul General's office has released a list of donation drop-off locations and fundraising events happening throughout the Chicago area. About 50,000 Guatemalans live in Illinois, mostly in Chicago.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Jun 07

Chicago's Guatemalan community organizing, offering advice on how to help after deadly volcano eruption

Friday through Sunday, the fundraiser will be at the Latin Patio Restaurant at 3115 N. Central Ave. in Chicago. There will be food, raffles and games, said Pena, who is treasurer of the Guatemalan society. More information can be found on the restaurant’s Facebook page.

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In addition to money, the group also will be accepting items such as first aid kits, bandages, burn cream and more at the event and at a donation center at 2815 W. Montrose Ave., Pena said.

Donations will be accepted at Oliva’s business, San Jose Automotive Center, at 3749 W. North Ave. People can drop off gently used clothes, canned goods, flashlights, sleeping bags and more from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Donations will also be accepted through Wednesday at the New Life Community Church in Portage Park at 5700 W. Berteau Ave., according to its website.

    Chicago's Guatemalan community organizing, offering advice on how to help after deadly volcano eruption
    Billy Munoz's flight was one of the very last ones out of the La Aurora International Airport in Guatemala City before clouds of ash filled the sky. He had been attending a seminar for his job as the Guatemalan Consulate General in Chicago, and was waiting for his flight back Sunday when he heard the news: the Volcano of Fire had erupted.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jun 07

4-year-old boy seriously injured after he was hit by car on Northwest Side

The car was traveling east in the 5000 block of West Montana Street in the Cragin neighborhood around 5:45 p.m. when the child ran into the road, according to police.

    4-year-old boy seriously injured after he was hit by car on Northwest Side
    A 4-year-old boy was seriously injured with a fractured skull after he was hit by a car on Wednesday evening on the Northwest Side, Chicago police said.
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Jun 01

Aguijón's Brutality reveals the banality of violence in contemporary America

Through 6/10: Fri-Sat 8 PM, Sun 6 PM, Aguijón Theater, 2707 N. Laramie, 773-637-5899, aguijontheater.org, $25, $15 students, educators, and seniors.

    Aguijón's Brutality reveals the banality of violence in contemporary America
    Set in contemporary America and based in part on real-life events, Gustavo Ott's play, the winner of the 2016 Hispanic Playwriting Competition of Chicago, doesn't have a single protagonist.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

May 30

Updated May 31

Grab doughnut deals all over Chicago Friday for National Doughnut Day

Go all out for the 80th annual National Doughnut Day on June 2 with a variety of sweets around the city, including a maple bacon doughnut at Somethin' Sweet Donuts (5112 W. Fullerton Ave.).

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832 W. Randolph St., 312-967-7000

131 N. Clinton St., 773-392-1300

8251 S. Cottage Grove Ave., 773-723-1002

5927 W. Lawrence Ave., 773-545-7215

3329 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-281-7300

15 W. Illinois St., 312-874-7270

2057 W. 51st St., 847-668-5575

1122 W. Wilson Ave., 773-942-6125

7055 W. Archer Ave., 773-586-1234

    Grab doughnut deals all over Chicago Friday for National Doughnut Day
    Celebrate all that is doughy, fried and sugary this Friday June 1 for the 80th annual National Doughnut Day. In fact, the event started in Chicago in 1938 with the Salvation Army honoring its female members who served doughnuts on the front lines during World War I.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • Some excellent selections nearby these days: Frunchroom house-made (if you can get one of the 12 made daily), Somethin' Sweet at Perkolator, Do-Rite at Portage Grounds, Bennison's at City News, and Allegretti's / Delightful Pastries at Weston's.

  • chrisfinn bornagain chicagoan

    Hope they still have $5/dozen @Jewel-Osco.

May 30

Grab doughnut deals all over Chicago Friday for National Doughnut Day

Go all out for the 80th annual National Doughnut Day on June 2 with a variety of sweets around the city, including a maple bacon doughnut at Somethin' Sweet Donuts (5112 W. Fullerton Ave.).

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832 W. Randolph St., 312-967-7000

131 N. Clinton St., 773-392-1300

8251 S. Cottage Grove Ave., 773-723-1002

5927 W. Lawrence Ave., 773-545-7215

3329 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-281-7300

15 W. Illinois St., 312-874-7270

2057 W. 51st St., 847-668-5575

1122 W. Wilson Ave., 773-942-6125

7055 W. Archer Ave., 773-586-1234

May 29

DNA match leads to arrest in 2016 Park Ridge burglary case: Police

Natividad Calderon Jr., 40, of the 5300 block of West Parker Avenue, Chicago, was arrested May 22 and charged with residential burglary in connection with an apartment break-in reported on June 29, 2016, said Park Ridge Deputy Police Duane Mellema.

    DNA match leads to arrest in 2016 Park Ridge burglary case: Police
    A DNA match to evidence left behind at a burglary scene two years ago led to the arrest of a Chicago man last week by Park Ridge police, authorities said. Natividad Calderon Jr., 40, of the 5300 block of West Parker Avenue, Chicago, was arrested May 22 and charged with residential burglary in connection with an apartment break-in reported on June 29, 2016, said Park Ridge Deputy Police Duane Mellema.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 22

Updated May 23

Guns bought in Kentucky and resold in Chicago linked to three homicides: prosecutors

...was with a 16-year-old friend in an alley behind his home in the 4900 block of West George Street in Chicago’s gang-infested Belmont-Cragin neighborhood. A car pulled up and a gunman...

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The first slaying occurred on Chicago’s Near West Side on Aug. 10, 2016. Chicago police said 22-year-old Jamie Williams was riding in a car at Ogden Avenue and West Adams Street about 10 p.m. when a black Hyundai sedan pulled alongside her, and a gunman jumped out and opened fire.

...in the head shortly after 1 p.m. Aug. 12 as he walked in the 400 block of North Lavergne Avenue in the South Austin neighborhood. records show. Officers arrived and found Winkfield, 28, unresponsive on...

    Guns bought in Kentucky and resold in Chicago linked to three homicides: prosecutors
    It was lunchtime outside an outlet mall east of Louisville, Ky., when the deal was made for a gun that within weeks would be used to kill a 15-year-old boy in Chicago.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • Tom Concerned Neighbor

    Why is New York's gun violence laws working for the better? Why hasn't anyone from the city, state, or county taken a hard line on guns?
    New York deals with the same problems (guns coming from out of state).
    Maybe if Chief Judge Timothy Evans and State's Attorney Kim Foxx would clamp down and not let these idiots out with an
    "i-bond" or lower bail to commit more heinous crimes we'd make some inroads.

  • The guy on the right looks a little "Special", maybe a little FAS.

May 22

Guns bought in Kentucky and resold in Chicago linked to three homicides: prosecutors

...was with a 16-year-old friend in an alley behind his home in the 4900 block of West George Street in Chicago’s gang-infested Belmont-Cragin neighborhood. A car pulled up and a gunman...

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The first slaying occurred on Chicago’s Near West Side on Aug. 10, 2016. Chicago police said 22-year-old Jamie Williams was riding in a car at Ogden Avenue and West Adams Street about 10 p.m. when a black Hyundai sedan pulled alongside her, and a gunman jumped out and opened fire.

...in the head shortly after 1 p.m. Aug. 12 as he walked in the 400 block of North Lavergne Avenue in the South Austin neighborhood. records show. Officers arrived and found Winkfield, 28, unresponsive on...

    Guns bought in Kentucky and resold in Chicago linked to three homicides: prosecutors
    It was lunchtime outside an outlet mall east of Louisville, Ky., when the deal was made for a gun that within weeks would be used to kill a 15-year-old boy in Chicago.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 15

Man found fatally stabbed in Northwest Side home day after his car was set on fire

Family members went to the 32-year-old’s home in the 4900 block of West Deming Place when he didn’t show up at work, police said.

    Man found fatally stabbed in Northwest Side home day after his car was set on fire
    A man was found stabbed to death in his Kelvyn Park home on the Northwest Side Monday night, a day after his car was set on fire in another part of the city, according to Chicago police. Family members went to the 32-year-old's home in the 4900 block of West Deming Place when he didn't show up at work, police said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 14

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo.

Is This Your Lost Dog? #Chicago #IL #BelmontCragin (Fullerton & Laramie) Female Schnauzer Miniature.Grey This dog is not for adoption - finder will only accept calls/from the actual owner. Found 05/05/2018. Cook County. 60639. To see this pet’s location on the Helping Lost Pets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pID=2329548 More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2329548

    Lost Dogs Illinois
    This is an album of dogs that have been found by good Samaritans.
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May 08

Updated May 09

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo.

Lost! #Chicago #IL #BelmontGardens (Henderson & Lamon) Angel - Male Bichon Frise - Mix. White. Call 312-972-1844. Friendly. Cook County. 60641. Missing 05/08/2018. To see Angel’s location on the Helping Lost Pets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pID=2319083 More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2319083

    Lost Dogs Illinois
    Lost Dogs Illinois added 52 new photos.
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  • Nikki PK Another day in... OIP!!

    OMG, i think I saw this dog!!! he had no collar, and seemed friendly but skittish. he ran away when I tried to get close and I didn't want to scare him into running onto Cicero Ave... =(

    I hope he is safe!!

May 03

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo.

Lost! #Chicago #IL #BelmontCragin (Diversey & Central) Layla - Female German Shepherd Dog - Terrier. Brown/White. Call 773-941-3735. Friendly. Cook County. 60639. Missing 05/03/2018. To see Layla's location on the Helping Lost Pets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pID=2310768 More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2310768

    Lost Dogs Illinois
    Lost Dogs Illinois added 21 new photos.
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Apr 28

April 27, 2018 Update

Sat., Apr 28, 2 pm,Portage-Cragin Branch, 5108 W. Belmont. Relive a time when radio was king during anOld Time Radio Classics Live.Those Were the Days Radio Playersfrom Norridge will perform famous radio skits. Free.

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The Jefferson Park Sunday Market hosts their final Winter Market of the season in the annex space at the Copernicus Center, 5214 W. Lawrence, this Sunday, April 29, from 10 am to 2 pm.

The 16th District issued a community alert this week of a man who inappropriately touched himself as two young females were walking by him. The incident occurred on April 23 at approximately 8:40 am on the 4600-block of North Austin.

Visitation is scheduled for May 3 and May 4 at Malec & Sons Funeral Home, 6000 N Milwaukee. Funeral services will take place on May 5 at the Congregational Church of Jefferson Park, 5320 W. Lawrence.

Visitation is scheduled for May 3 and May 4 at Malec & Sons Funeral Home, 6000 N Milwaukee. Funeral services will take place on May 5 at the Congregational Church of Jefferson Park, 5320 W. Lawrence.

Hands to Help Ministries is hosting their annual Trivia Night fundraiser on Saturday, April 28, at 7:00 pm in the gym at Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4057 N. Harding.

Beaubien Elementary is hosting its annual Spring Fling fundraiser on Saturday, April 28, from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm at Biagio’s, 4242 N. Central.

Join the Gift Theatre at Community Tavern, 4038 N. Milwaukee, at 8 pm on Tuesday, May 1, as they round up a diverse group of writers and performers for a fun night of entertainment.

You may recall that in 2015, the city attempted to permanently close the intersection of Lamon and Wilson to all vehicle traffic without having any conversation with my office or the community. After I halted construction with my vehicle, they agreed to work through this issue with us.

Schurz High School, 3601 N. Milwaukee, is hosting their annual Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, May 5, from 10 am to 4 pm at the school.

You can help prevent identity theft by bringing these documents to the Hoyne Bank parking lot, located at 4729 N. Milwaukee (on the corner of Milwaukee and Giddings), on Saturday, May 12, between 10 am and 1 pm.

You can help prevent identity theft by bringing these documents to the Hoyne Bank parking lot, located at 4729 N. Milwaukee (on the corner of Milwaukee and Giddings), on Saturday, May 12, between 10 am and 1 pm.

The Filament hosts their sixth annual Bob Dylan Birthday Bash and Benefit Concert on Saturday, May 19, at 7 pm at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee.

The Irving Park Community Food Pantry, 3801 N. Keeler, is organizing a walk through the Old Irving Park neighborhood to raise funds and generate awareness of hunger in our community.

Peoples Gas Testing on Mulligan and Avondale

Starting in May, Suneys will begin to install a fiber optic conduit at the intersection of Byron and Cicero.

During the month of April, the 16th District Police Station, 5151 N. Milwaukee, will be collecting diaper wipes, diapers, new socks, new underwear and new pajamas.

Sat., Apr 28, 9:30 am, Austin Irving Library, 6100 W. Irving Park. A guest speaker from Proven Winners will attend the Portage Park Garden Club meeting. Seed exchange and discussion to follow speaker. More info: email organizers. Free.

Tue., May 1, 7 pm,Independence Park Bungalow, 3900 N. Hamlin.Join neighbors to learn how you can participate in supporting your community at the monthly GIPNA Board Meeting.Free.

Wed., May 2, 5:30-7 pm, The Michael and Karyn Lutz Center, 3435 N. Cicero. Experience lively performances from the Latin Dance teens group and beautiful vocals of Upbeat Music & Arts teens. Artwork, presentations, and delicious food also available at theSpring 2018 Salon.Free.

Wed., May 2, 6:30-8 pm, Albany Park Community Center, 5101 N. Kimball. Learn about resources available in your neighborhood, prevention tips, and how to work together to make a safer neighborhood during theHispanic Outreach Beat Meeting. Presentation in Spanish. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Sat., May 5, 12-4 pm, Independence Park Fieldhouse, 3945 N. Springfield. The Greater Independence Park Neighborhood Association is hosting the 11th annual Fine Craft Fair just...

Tue., May 8, 3:30-4:30 pm, Beard School, 6445 W. Strong. Beard Preschool is hosting an Open House. Staff will be giving tours of the preschool...

Tue., May 8, 7 pm,Oriole Park, 5430 N. Olcott. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1613 beat meeting. Find your beat at the45th Ward map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

Tue., May 8, 7 pm,Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn.Learn what you can do about crime during the1731 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 45th Ward map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Wed., May 9, 7 pm, Athletic Field Park, Fieldhouse, 3546 W. Addison.Learn what you can do about crime during the1732-1733 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 45th Ward map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Thur., May 10, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005.The senior enrichment seminar series hosts a Social Security: Rights, Responsibilities, and Deadlines seminar. RSVP: 312-603-9233. Free.

Sat., May 12, 10-11:30 am, Keeler Gardens, 3631 N. Keeler. Keeler Gardens continues to grow. As they grow, they need some help. They will host...

Sat., May 12, 7 pm, Irish American Heritage Center, Erin Room, 4626 N. Knox. The Irving Park Fine Arts Committee presents Once in a Lifetime: Judy & Liza at the London Palladium. More info and tickets:online.$25/advance; $35/door. 

Mon., May 14, 7 pm, Irving Park Baptist Church, Basement, 4401 W. Irving Park. Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during the Old Irving Park Association meeting. More info: online. Free.

Wed., May 16, 7 pm, 17th District Station, Community Room, 4650 N. Pulaski.Learn what you can do about crime during the 1722-1723 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 45th Ward map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Tue., May 29, 7 pm, Pasta D’Arte, 6311 N. Milwaukee. Meet neighbors and get involved in your community during the Gladstone Park Neighborhood Association monthly meeting.Free.

Wed., May 30, 7 pm, Congregational Church of Jefferson Park, Basement Auditorium, 5320 W. Giddings. Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during the Jefferson Park Neighborhood Association monthly meeting.Free.

    April 27, 2018 Update
    Dear Neighbor, The Jefferson Park Sunday Market hosts their final Winter Market of the season in the annex space at the Copernicus Center, 5214 W. Lawrence, this Sunday, April 29, from 10 am to 2 pm. Metropolitan Farms will be back at this market with hydroponic greens, fish, pesto, and more.
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Apr 28

Alderman Milly Santiago - 31st Ward added 4 n...

The 31st Ward & CTA hiring application workshop is currently underway! Stop by Foreman College & Career Academy (3235 N. Leclaire Ave.) to learn about open job positions and get help applying. El evento de trabajos para CTA está en vivo! Vengan a la escuela Foreman para recibir más información y ayuda aplicando para posiciones con CTA!

    Alderman Milly Santiago - 31st Ward
    Alderman Milly Santiago - 31st Ward added a new photo.
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Apr 26

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo.

Lost! #Chicago #IL #BelmontGardens (Belmont & Lockwood) Angel - Female Maltese. White. Microchipped. Call 312-783-6324. Friendly. Cook County. 60641. Missing 04/26/2018. To see Angel’s location on the Helping Lost Pets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pID=2299957 More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2299957

    Lost Dogs Illinois
    Lost Dogs Illinois added 106 new photos - with Lashawnda Clark.
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Apr 16

Updated Apr 23

Man critically injured in Cragin drive-by shooting

...afternoon.Police said a 30-year-old man was sitting in his vehicle in the 5300-block of West Oakdale when another vehicle pulled up alongside him and began firing.The victim suffered a gunshot...

    Man critically injured in Cragin drive-by shooting
    Live Broadcast WATCH NOW BREAKING NEWS Police pursuit that began in North Riverside ends in Chicago WATCH LIVE BREAKING NEWS Police pursuit that began in North Riverside ends in Chicago A man was critically injured in a drive-by shooting on Chicago's Northwest Side Monday afternoon.
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  • This city is turning into a sh^thole.

  • Craigin was a hole when I was looking at properties 20 years ago. Doesn't seem like it's gotten any better.

  • Weebis Politically Incorrect Thought Criminal

    I bet he was just about to "turn his life around."

Apr 23

April 20, 2018 Update

Sat., Apr 21, 2 pm, Portage-Cragin Branch, 5108 W. Belmont.Join in for a spirited Sing-A-Long. Old Town School of Folk Music teaching artist Mary Peterson and Linda Smith will take participants on a journey of tunes. Free.

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...in focusing on Avondale between Lawrence and Laramie are meeting at the old firehouse on Lipps and Ainslie at 10 am. Volunteers interested in working on Avondale between Pulaski and Irving Park and...

...under the Irving Park Blue Line viaduct are meeting in the Potbelly’s parking lot, 4185 W. Irving Park, at 10 am...

You may recall that in 2015, the city attempted to permanently close the intersection of Lamon and Wilson to all vehicle traffic without having any conversation with my office or the community. After I halted construction with my vehicle, they agreed to work through this issue with us.

The meeting will be 6:30 pm Wednesday, May 2, at the Copernicus Center Annex, 5214 W. Lawrence.

The 5300-block of West Windsor at 9:45 pm April 11;

The 5000-block of West Grace at 8:55 pm April 12; and

The 6000-block of West Grace at 9:30 am April 13.

Peoples Gas Testing on Mulligan and Avondale

Starting in May, Suneys will begin to install a fiber optic conduit at the intersection of Byron and Cicero.

You can help prevent identity theft by bringing these documents to the Hoyne Bank parking lot, located at 4729 N. Milwaukee (on the corner of Milwaukee and Giddings), on Saturday, May 12, between 10 am and 1 pm.

You can help prevent identity theft by bringing these documents to the Hoyne Bank parking lot, located at 4729 N. Milwaukee (on the corner of Milwaukee and Giddings), on Saturday, May 12, between 10 am and 1 pm.

Donations can be dropped off or shipped to: Disney II Magnet High School, c/o Kelly Novac, 3900 N. Lawndale, Chicago, IL, 60618.

The show will run through June 3 at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee. Tickets cost $12 to $17.50 and are available to purchase online online. Consider purchasing a two show package to save 25%.

Many celebrate Earth Day as a time of service in the community with cleaning, planting, and educational events. Keeler Gardens, 3631 N. Keeler, would like to invite you to connect with nature after your day of service.

Hands to Help Ministries is hosting their annual Trivia Night fundraiser on Saturday, April 28, at 7:00 pm in the gym at Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4057 N. Harding.

Beaubien Elementary is hosting its annual Spring Fling fundraiser on Saturday, April 28, from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm at Biagio’s, 4242 N. Central.

During the month of April, the 16th District Police Station, 5151 N. Milwaukee, will be collecting diaper wipes, diapers, new socks, new underwear and new pajamas.

Sat., Apr 21, 10 am-1 pm, Schurz High School, 3601 N. Milwaukee.Hundres of gently used books will be for sale or for free during theSchurz Used Book Sale & Giveaway.Costs vary depending on purchases. 

Sat., Apr 21, 4:30 pm, Handzel Center Gym, 5864 W. Ainslie. St. Constance School hosts a Taste of Poland Diner Dance fundraiser. There will be a...

Sun., Apr 22, 11:30 am-2 pm,St. Viator School, 4140 W. Addison.Join St. Viator for a day to celebrate their students’ artistic and academic achievements for...

Tue., Apr 24- 6-8 pm, Eden United Church of Christ, 5051 W. Gunnison. Eden United hosts aFaith and Health Community of Practice. This is a gather for leaders...

Tue., Apr 24, 7 pm, Pasta D’Arte, 6311 N. Milwaukee. Meet neighbors and get involved in your community during theGladstone Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting.Free.

Wed., Apr 25, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005.The senior enrichment seminar series hosts a Financial Literacy: Managing and Protecting Your Assets seminar. RSVP: 312-603-9233. Free. 

Wed., Apr 25, 7 pm,Congregational Church of Jefferson Park, Basement Auditorium, 5320 W. Giddings.Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during theJefferson Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting...

Wed., Apr 25, 7 pm, Portage Park Senior Center, 4100 N. Long.Learn what you can do about crime during the1624 beat meeting. Find your beat at the45th ward map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

Thur., Apr 26, 7 pm, St. Bartholomew, Krueger Hall, 4910 W. Addison.Learn what you can do about crime during the1634 beat meeting. Find your beat at the45th ward map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

Thur., Apr 26, 7 pm, NEIU Campus, BBH Room 102, 5500 N. St. Louis. Jeff Skrentny of the Labagh Restoration Leadership Team shares our local natural history from Native...

Sat., Apr 28, 9:30 am, Austin Irving Library, 6100 W. Irving Park. A guest speaker from Proven Winners will attend thePortage Park Garden Club meeting. Seed exchange and discussion to follow speaker. More info: email organizers. Free.

Wed., May 2, 5:30-7 pm, The Michael and Karyn Lutz Center, 3435 N. Cicero.Experience lively performances from the Latin Dance teens group and beautiful vocals of Upbeat Music & Arts teens. Artwork, presentations, and delicious food also available at theSpring 2018 Salon. Free.

Wed., May 2, 6:30-8 pm,Albany Park Community Center, 5101 N. Kimball. Learn about resources available in your neighborhood, prevention tips, and how to work together to make a safer neighborhood during theHispanic Outreach Beat Meeting. Presentation in Spanish. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

    April 20, 2018 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Join your neighbors for Chicago's annual citywide Clean and Green Day of Service at 10 am this Saturday, April 21. This is a great opportunity for individuals and community groups to pitch in to help beautify our neighborhoods.
    http://ward45.org

Apr 23

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo.

Is This Your Lost Dog? #Chicago #IL #Hermosa (Laramie & Wrightwood) Female Mix. White. Call 773-663-6264. This dog is not for adoption - finder will only accept calls/from the actual owner Scared/confused. Please do not call or chase; may cause to bolt or run in fear. Found 04/22/2018. Cook County. 60639. To see this pet’s location on the Helping Lost Pets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pID=2293599 More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2293599

    Lost Dogs Illinois
    This is an album of dogs that have been found by good Samaritans.
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