32 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

14-year-old screams as he's carried to safety after shooting

Earlier, a 33-year-old man was shot in the arm by someone on foot while he was riding a bicycle around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 4000 block of North Mango Avenue in the Portage Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side, police said.

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A police officer looks at an evidence marker after two people were shot on June 19, 2018 in the 4000 block of West Monroe Street.

The 24-year-old man was walking in the 5000 block of South Wood Street in the South Side neighborhood when he was shot around 9:40 p.m. Tuesday by someone who came from behind with his face covered, police said.

Most recently, a 28-year-old man was grazed in the hip around 12:05 a.m. Wednesday in the 2600 block of West 15th Street in the Douglas Park neighborhood on the West Side, police said. He was on foot when he heard gunshots and realized he had been hit.

She was on the sidewalk in the 5200 block of West Harrison Street when she saw people shooting from four to five blocks away and realized she had been hit.

In another West Side shooting, a 17-year-old boy was in the 2400 block of West Madison Street in the Near West Side neighborhood around 5 p.m. when someone began chasing him and fired shots, he told officers.

    2 wounded in city shootings Tuesday, including teen boy
    A teenage boy was shot in the groin, and another male was shot in the back in separate attacks Tuesday in Chicago, police said. The boy, 17, was in the 2400 block of West Madison Street in the Near West Side neighborhood on the West Side around 5 p.m.
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  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    What the heck is going on in Chicago

  • Nothing to see here! Let's devote all of our attention to our U.S. southern border so we can accommodate non-citizens.

3 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Bail denied for man accused of shooting childhood friend

The shooting took place May 26 in the 6100 block of Grace Street in the Portage Park neighborhood, but the alleged gunman, Miguel A. Colon, wasn’t arrested until Saturday afternoon in suburban Harwood Heights, authorities said.

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Colon, of the 3100 block of West Cullom Avenue, was later charged with attempted first-degree murder, police said.

    Bail denied for man accused of shooting childhood friend
    A judge denied bail on Sunday for a man accused of opening fire on a childhood friend after he accused the man of having an affair with the mother of his children, according to prosecutors. The shooting took place on May 26 in the 6100 block of Grace Street in the Portage Park neighborhood, but the alleged gunman, Miguel A.
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3 days ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Ahead of this week's public meeting on The Po...

Ahead of this week's public meeting on The Point, I wanted to answer some frequently asked questions my office has received about the proposal. Below is a bullet-pointed list of what the developers will present. - 50,000 square feet of ground-floor retail along Milwaukee Ave. and Irving Park Rd. - Aldi is committed as the anchor to the retail space - 265 residential, senior living units: 86 independent, 141 assisted, and 38 memory care - 237 parking spaces: 165 covered and 72 open air - Two public plazas along Milwaukee Ave. - A pedestrian connection between Milwaukee and Irving Park The plan adheres to the Six Corners Master Plan by activating underutilized land for private and public use. Retail and residential mixed-use development is a cornerstone of the redevelopment goals within the plan. I hope you will join me on Thursday, June 21, at 6:30 pm at Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee, to learn more.

    Alderman John Arena
    Ahead of this week's public meeting on The Point, I wanted to answer some frequently asked questions my office has received about the proposal. Below is a bullet-pointed list of what the developers...
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  • Ok. I can admit I'm not an expert on senior or assisted living housing. That being said, why is this dedicated to anything like that? Why can't it just be apartments/townhomes for 'people'? My parents, who are 70 in October, stay out later than me. So I guess that's not...

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    Ok. I can admit I'm not an expert on senior or assisted living housing. That being said, why is this dedicated to anything like that? Why can't it just be apartments/townhomes for 'people'? My parents, who are 70 in October, stay out later than me. So I guess that's not my real point. I'm just so sick of Aldermen and developers doing these restricted buildings because they get money. That's it! It's the only reason. Why can't I live there if I want? It's because by doing this setup they get to pay less taxes and somebody's family member gets rich.

  • Botkin Kinch: the knife-blade

    Hoping for a civil community meeting tonight.

29 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Bleeding and crying in pain, 14-year-old boy is carried to safety in neighbor's home

...foot while he was riding a bicycle around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 4000 block of North Mango Avenue in the Portage Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side, police said. He went to Community...

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Minutes earlier, Edwards had let an 18-year-old woman he knew use his bathroom while her friends waited on the porch in the 4000 block of West Monroe Street in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.

Nino Penaloza, 24, was walking in the 5000 block of South Wood Street, where he lived, when he was shot around 9:40 p.m. Tuesday by someone who came from behind with his face covered, police said.

A 28-year-old man was grazed in the hip around 12:05 a.m. Wednesday in the 2600 block of West 15th Street in the Douglas Park neighborhood on the West Side, police said. He went to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was in good condition.

...Austin neighborhood on the West Side, police said. She was on the sidewalk in the 5200 block of West Harrison Street when she saw people shooting from four to five blocks away. She was taken to...

In another West Side shooting, a 17-year-old boy was in the 2400 block of West Madison Street in the Near West Side neighborhood around 5 p.m. when someone began chasing him and fired shots, he told officers. The boy was taken to Stroger Hospital where he was stabilized.

    Bleeding and crying in pain, 14-year-old boy is carried to safety in neighbor's home
    The 14-year-old boy was bleeding and yelling in pain as Dennis Edwards and two other people carried the teen into the nearest home after a passing SUV fired on a group of teenagers Tuesday night.
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3 days ago

Updated 22 hours ago

Alderman Gilbert Villegas added 2 new photos....

I am excited about this proposed development, but we make all the big decisions together. Please join me at Community First Medical Center on June 28th to get all the details on the project proposed at 3648 N. Central Ave. #YourVoiceOurCommitment

    Alderman Gilbert Villegas
    Alderman Gilbert Villegas added a new photo.
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  • Three stories is actually a reasonable height. Unlike the 10 story buildings other alderman think belong in areas with single family homes, two and three flats.

  • Eric Pepeson NW sider, modern conservative

    I grew up right there. The Addison Steakhouse was good until it closed.

2 days ago

4812-18 W. Montrose

4812-18 W. Montrose

    4812-18 W. Montrose
    45th Ward Service Office 4754 N. Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL 60630 TEL: (773) 286-4545 FAX: (773) 685-4527 ward45@cityofchicago.org HOURS: Mon: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Tues: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Ward Night Wed: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Thurs: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Fri: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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2 days ago

Culver’s holds fundraiser in honor or fallen CFD diver

Culver’s of Six Corners            4939 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago

    Culver's holds fundraiser in honor or fallen CFD diver
    CHICAGO - Several Chicago-area Culver's are helping to raise money for the family of a fallen Chicago Fire Department diver. Monday, from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m., 15% of sales will go to the Juan Bucio Memorial Fund. Firefighters will be on hand at some locations to serve customers.
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3 days ago

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo.

Lost! #Chicago #IL #MartinLuther (Waveland & Austin) Emi - Female Siberian Husky. Red/White. Call 773-501-0650.*Microchipped* Friendly. Cook County. 60634. Missing 06/18/2018. ***wearing a pink collar*** To see Emi’s location on the Helping Lost Pets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pID=2402693 More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2402693

    Lost Dogs Illinois
    Lost! #Chicago #IL #MartinLuther (Waveland & Austin) Emi - Female Siberian Husky. Red/White. Call 773-501-0650.*Microchipped* Friendly. Cook County. 60634. Missing 06/18/2018. ***wearing a pink...
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3 days ago

Bail denied for man accused of shooting childhood friend

The shooting took place May 26 in the 6100 block of Grace Street in the Portage Park neighborhood, but the alleged gunman, Miguel A. Colon, wasn’t arrested until Saturday afternoon in suburban Harwood Heights, authorities said.

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Colon, of the 3100 block of West Cullom Avenue, was later charged with attempted first-degree murder, police said.

    Bail denied for man accused of shooting childhood friend
    A judge denied bail on Sunday for a man accused of opening fire on a childhood friend after he accused the man of having an affair with the mother of his children, according to prosecutors. The shooting took place on May 26 in the 6100 block of Grace Street in the Portage Park neighborhood, but the alleged gunman, Miguel A.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

3 days ago

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo.

Lost! #Chicago #IL #Dunning (Addison & Austin) Pinot - Male Chihuahua - Mix. Black. Call 773-677-7607. Friendly. Cook County. 60634. Missing 06/17/2018. To see Pinot’s location on the Helping Lost Pets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pID=2401146 More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2401146

    Lost Dogs Illinois
    Lost! #Chicago #IL #Dunning (Addison & Austin) Pinot - Male Chihuahua - Mix. Black. Call 773-677-7607. Friendly. Cook County. 60634. Missing 06/17/2018. To see Pinot's location on the Helping Lost...
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June 15, 2018 Update

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 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.

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.

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.

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...

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...

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.

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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 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;

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.

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

    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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6 days ago

Where to Swim: Chicago Public Pools

4100 N. Long Avenue

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825 W. Sheridan Road

5835 N. Lincoln Avenue

5110 N. Damen Avenue

900 W. Wilson Avenue

4701 N. Ashland Avenue

2333 W. Sunnyside Avenue

3035 N. Hoyne Avenue

2534 N. Greenview Avenue

618 W. Scott Street

3843 N. California Avenue

5100 N. Francisco Avenue

4222 W. Foster Avenue

4822 N. Long Avenue

3945 N. Springfield Avenue

3516 W. School Street

2732 N. Avers Avenue

6935 W. Addison Street

6100 W. Fullerton Avenue

2200 N. Oakley Avenue

1419 W. Blackhawk Street

1330 W. Chicago Avenue

1501 W. Randolph Street

2526 W. Grand Avenue

958 N. Sacramento Avenue

1333 N. Laramie Avenue

5610 W. Lake Street

500 S. Central Avenue

4615 W. Jackson Boulevard

100 N. Central Park Avenue

515 S. Washtenaw Avenue

910 S. Aberdeen Street

1312 S. Racine Avenue

1119 W. Cullerton Street

1824 S. Wood Street

3559 W. Arthington Street

4320 W. 15th Street

4247 W. 31st Street

2901 S. Poplar Avenue

2210 W. Pershing Road

4136 S. California Avenue

4949 S. Archer Avenue

6258 W. 62nd Street

2411 W. 55th Street

1700 S. Wentworth Avenue

55 W. 22nd Street

3309 S. Shields Avenue

3770 S. Wentworth Avenue

3520 S. Cottage Grove Avenue

331 W. 45th Street

39 W. 47th Street

4430 S. Marshfield Avenue

1809 W. 50th Street

1301 W. 52nd Street

6054 S. Damen Avenue

6500 S. Racine Avenue

6201 S. Stewart Avenue

5531 S. King Drive

6200 S. Drexel Avenue

1833 E. 71st Street

7740 S. Ingleside Avenue

7655 S. Ingleside Avenue

1440 W. 84th Street

2936 W. 85th Street

3939 W. 79th Street

1817 W. 95th Street

965 W. 95th Street

49 E. 95th Street

501 E. 90th Place

1215 E. 83rd Street

8930 S. Muskegon Avenue

2400 E. 105th Street

201 E. 111th Street

10436 S. Wallace Street

11250 S. Ada Street

11320 S. Western Avenue

3721 W. 111th Street

939 E. 132nd Street

    Where to Swim: Chicago Public Pools
    Mather High School Pool Indoor Pool5835 N. Lincoln Avenue(773) 534-2412 Website Amundsen High School Pool Indoor Pool5110 N. Damen Avenue(773) 534-2425 Pool Website Winnemac Park Website Uplift High School Pool Indoor Pool900 W. Wilson Avenue(312) 742-7709 Pool Website Clarendon Park Website Wrightwood Pool Outdoor Pool2534 N.
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6 days ago

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo.

Is This Your Lost Dog? #Chicago #IL #PortagePark (Linder & Byron) Labrador Retriever - Rhodesian Ridgeback.Tan Call 773-416-4111. This dog is not for adoption - finder will only accept calls/from the actual owner .Found 06/10/2018. Cook County. 60641. To see this pet’s location on the Helping Lost Pets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pID=2394102 More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2394102

    Lost Dogs Illinois
    Is This Your Lost Dog? #Chicago #IL #PortagePark (Linder & Byron) Labrador Retriever - Rhodesian Ridgeback.Tan Call 773-416-4111. This dog is not for adoption - finder will only accept calls/from the...
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Jun 08

Updated Jun 12

The Point Meeting

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.

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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.

    The Point Meeting
    The proposal includes a variety of public spaces, including a public plaza along Milwaukee and a pedestrian connection between Milwaukee and Irving Park. The senior living community will offer an abundance of amenities and programs, along with three residential care levels: independent living, assisted living, and memory care.
    http://ward45.org

  • Weebis Politically Incorrect Thought Criminal

    Is too late for the George Lucas museum? 😕

  • Tom Concerned Neighbor

    LOL - I was thinking more in the way of Amazon H2

Jun 11

Designer-owned bungalow in Portage Park wants $390K

5230 W. Dakin Street, Chicago IL [NextHome Elite]

    Own this designer-owned bungalow in Portage Park for $390K
    While Chicago's Portage Park neighborhood is known for its healthy supply of well-maintained, turn-of-the-century bungalows, this particular example stands out from the crowd with its sunny interior and bohemian meets midcentury modern vibe. Built in 1913, the Dakin Street property acted as owner Layne Jones Postillion's blank canvas and muse.
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Jun 10

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo.

Is This Your Lost Dog? #Chicago #IL #BelmontGardens (Byron & Central) Male Mix.Brown Call 814-688-5376. This dog is not for adoption - finder will only accept calls/from the actual owner .Found 06/10/2018. Cook County. 60641. To see this pet’s location on the Helping Lost Pets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pID=2385912 More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2385912

    Lost Dogs Illinois
    Is This Your Lost Dog? #Chicago #IL #BelmontGardens (Byron & Central) Male Mix.Brown Call 814-688-5376. This dog is not for adoption - finder will only accept calls/from the actual owner .Found...
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Jun 08

June 8, 2018 Update

June 21: Wonder Woman at Portage Park, 4100 N. Long

Friends of Vaughn is hosting a Vaughn Fest fundraising event on Saturday, June 9, from 10 am to 2 pm at the school, 4355 N. Linder.

...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...

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...

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.

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Please be advised that there will be no Ward Night on Tuesday, June 12. The next Ward Night will be on Tuesday, June 19, from 5-7 pm in the ward office, 4754 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.

I would like congratulate the graduates and their parents. I would also like to extend a big thank you to Pasta D’Arte, 6311 N. Milwaukee, for hosting the event.

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.

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.

June 13: Space Jam at Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn

June 15: Guardians of the Galaxy at Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield

July 6: The Sandlot at Dunham Park, 4638 N. Melvina

July 13: Despicable Me 3 at Gladstone Park, 5421 N. Menard

August 23:  A Dog’s Purpose at Wilson Park, 4630 N. Milwaukee

Performances begin Saturday, June 2 at The Playhouse, 4766 N. Milwaukee, and will run through Saturday, June 10. More information and tickets are available online. Tickets are free for kids 12 and younger, and only $10 for those ages 13 and older. 

...contribution to the community on June 10, starting at 11 am at St. Edward Church, 4350 W. Sunnyside. Following Mass, a reception will be held at 4447 N. Lowell, with the building being...

...at St. Edward Church, 4350 W. Sunnyside. Following Mass, a reception will be held at 4447 N. Lowell, with the building being dedicated to the Springfield Dominicans for over 108 years of service...

Belding School will host their annual International Festival fundraiser on Friday, June 15, from 3:30-7 pm at Belding School, 4527 N. Tripp.

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.

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.

Mon., June 11, 6:30 pm, Irving Park Baptist Church, 4401 W. Irving Park. OIPA is shaking up their monthly meeting by hosting an Ice Cream Socialevent. Kick off...

Wed., June 13, 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 the45th Ward map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

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.

Fri., 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.

Fri., 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...

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...

    June 8, 2018 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Please be advised that there will be no Ward Night on Tuesday, June 12. The next Ward Night will be on Tuesday, June 19, from 5-7 pm in the ward office, 4754 N. Milwaukee.
    http://ward45.org

Jun 08

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo.

Lost! #Chicago #IL #PortagePark (Byron & Lavergne) Ray - Female Pit Bull. Tan. Call 773-317-2618. Friendly. Cook County. 60641. Missing 06/08/2018. To see Ray’s location on the Helping Lost Pets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pID=2381176 More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2381176

    Lost Dogs Illinois
    Lost! #Chicago #IL #PortagePark (Byron & Lavergne) Ray - Female Pit Bull. Tan. Call 773-317-2618. Friendly. Cook County. 60641. Missing 06/08/2018. To see Ray's location on the Helping Lost Pets...
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Jun 07

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

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.

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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.

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.

    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

Frunchroom is the Jewish-Italian deli you didn’t know you needed in your life

4042 N. Milwaukee

    Frunchroom is the Jewish-Italian deli you didn't know you needed in your life
    A few weeks ago I called upon a well-known and outspoken chef for some expertise I needed for a story. But this chef wanted to talk about something else. The chef had just come from lunch at one of the celebrated new restaurants launched by a certain large and ever-spawning restaurant group, and before that dinner at a sprawling spinoff from another very prominent local group in town.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

Jun 06

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo.

Lost! #Chicago #IL #BelmontGardens (Addison & Lockwood) Killer - Male Jack Russell Terrier - Pinscher. Black/Tan/White. Call 773-415-0590. Friendly. Cook County. 60641. Missing 06/03/2018. To see Killer’s location on the Helping Lost Pets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pID=2374592 More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2374592

    Lost Dogs Illinois
    Lost! #Chicago #IL #BelmontGardens (Addison & Lockwood) Killer - Male Jack Russell Terrier - Pinscher. Black/Tan/White. Call 773-415-0590. Friendly. Cook County. 60641. Missing 06/03/2018. To see...
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Jun 02

Alderman John Arena added 5 new photos.

Yesterday, the 45th Ward welcomed its newest addition, Little Lulu's Italian Ice at 5035 W. Montrose, just in time for summer! Autumn Bastyr first started Little Lulu's so she could serve her kids great tasting dessert without the guilt that comes with it. As a supporter of food trucks, I'm glad to see Autumn make the transition from mobile food vendor to a bricks-and-mortar location. Cool off this summer at the latest cool business to open in the ward. #shoplocal

    Alderman John Arena
    Alderman John Arena added a new photo.
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Jun 01

Movies in the Parks

July 30: Finding Dory at Portage Park, 4100 N. Long

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June 13: Space Jam at Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn

June 15: Guardians of the Galaxy at Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield

July 6: The Sandlot at Dunham Park, 4638 N. Melvina

July 13: Despicable Me 3 at Gladstone Park, 5421 N. Menard

August 23:  A Dog’s Life at Wilson Park, 4630 N. Milwaukee

    Movies in the Parks
    Grab your blankets and stock up on your favorite snacks for a favorite Chicago tradition: Movies in the Parks. This season features an eclectic mix of movies across the Northwest Side. From kid-friendly classics, such as The Sandlot, to recent blockbuster hits, such as Wonder Woman, y ou're sure to find something for everyone with this year's schedule.
    http://ward45.org

Jun 01

June 1, 2018 Update

Vendors gather on the northwest corner of Long and Irving Park to offer locally grown produce, a fine variety of meats, dairy, baked goods, specialty items, prepared foods, and more. Each week they feature a new music act as well as dog adoptions from Chicago Animal Care and Control.

July 30: Finding Dory at Portage Park, 4100 N. Long

The Six Corners Association sponsored “The Essence of Nature” by Janet Austin in partnership with Chicago Sculpture Exhibit. The sculpture, located in front of 4021 N. Milwaukee, celebrates nature in our urban environment.

Friends of Vaughn is hosting a Vaughn Fest fundraising event on Saturday, June 9, from 10 am to 2 pm at the school, 4355 N. Linder.

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...

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.

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The 5900-block of West Higgins between 10:30 pm May 6 and 4 pm May 7;

The 6200-block of West Gunnison between 7:30 am and 1:30 pm May 9;

The 4600-block of North Central at noon May 13;

The 5400-block of North Monitor between 8 pm May 14 and 11 am May 15; and

The 5700-block of West Leland between 10:30 pm May 24 and 4:30 am May 25.

June 13: Space Jam at Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn

June 15: Guardians of the Galaxy at Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield

July 6: The Sandlot at Dunham Park, 4638 N. Melvina

July 13: Despicable Me 3 at Gladstone Park, 5421 N. Menard

August 23:  A Dog’s Life at Wilson Park, 4630 N. Milwaukee

Sterling Bay Development generously donated “Weighing-Scale of Nature” by Jorge Leyva, which was placed in the plaza area located at Northwest Highway and Central. This thought-provoking piece will serve as a catalyst to dialogue while activating a previously empty space.

6:30-8:30 pm June 5, at Amundsen High School, 5110 N. Damen.

Performances begin Saturday, June 2 at The Playhouse, 4766 N. Milwaukee, and will run through Saturday, June 10. More information and tickets are available online. Tickets are free for kids 12 and younger, and only $10 for those ages 13 and older.

A benefit to support this resilient family will be held on Sunday, June 3, from 3-8 pm at the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox.

...contribution to the community on June 10, starting at 11 am at St. Edward Church, 4350 W. Sunnyside. Following Mass, a reception will be held at 4447 N. Lowell, with the building being...

...at St. Edward Church, 4350 W. Sunnyside. Following Mass, a reception will be held at 4447 N. Lowell, with the building being dedicated to the Springfield Dominicans for over 108 years of service...

Belding School will host their annual International Festival fundraiser on Friday, June 15, from 3:30-7 pm at Belding School, 4527 N. Tripp.

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.

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.

Through May 30, you can drop off books, CDs, and DVDs in good condition at the Jefferson Park Branch library, 5363 W. Lawrence. The Friends of the Jefferson Park Library will then host a sale to help raise funds to purchase tables, bulletin boards, and CD holders for the library.

Registration for wrestling camp at Rosedale Park, 6312 W. Rosedale, is now open.

Three Brothers Garden is an organic food pantry garden located on the corner of Pulaski and Belle Plaine. All produce grown in the garden is donated to the Irving Park Food Pantry. To...

...and a valid driver’s license for produce delivery to the Food Pantry, located at Grace and Keeler. You must be able to lift 20 lbs, be personable, and willing to get your...

Sat., June 2, 8:30-10:30 am,Wintrust Bank, Gladstone Park, 6336 N. Milwaukee.Protect yourself from identity theft during a Free Shredding Event. No plastic bags. Limit 3 paper bags/3 small boxes of shredding. Free.

Tue., June 5, 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.

Mon., June 11, 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 Associationmeeting. More info: online. Free.

Wed., June 13, 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 the45th Ward map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

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.

Fri., 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.

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.Free.

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.Free.

    June 1, 2018 Update
    Dear Neighbor, The farmers market season kicks off this weekend with the Portage Park Farmers Market on Sunday, June 3, from 10 am until 2 pm at Portage Park, 4100 N. Long. Vendors gather on the northwest corner of Long and Irving Park to offer locally grown produce, a fine variety of meats, dairy, baked goods, specialty items, prepared foods, and more.
    http://ward45.org

May 30

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo.

Is This Your Lost Dog? #Chicago #IL #PortagePark (Addison & Lavergne) Male Pomeranian.Tan Call 773-683-6135. This dog is not for adoption - finder will only accept calls/from the actual owner .Found 05/29/2018. Cook County. 60641. To see this pet’s location on the Helping Lost Pets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pID=2361385 More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2361385

    Lost Dogs Illinois
    This is an album of dogs that have been found by good Samaritans.
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May 29

Northwest Festival Orchestra performs Friday at Wright College

The joint performance will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 1, in the Theater at Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett Ave., Chicago. Dr. Verne Schwager, resident conductor of the Northwest Festival Orchestra and assistant conductor of the Northwest Chicago Symphony, will conduct.

    Northwest Festival Orchestra performs Friday at Wright College
    The Northwest Festival Orchestra, based in Arlington Heights, will present "A Mahler Potpourri" in a joint concert with The Northwest Chicago Symphony at Wright College. The joint performance will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 1, in the Theater at Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett Ave., Chicago.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

May 25

Updated May 29

Weekly Update from the Alderman – May 25, 2018

Thursday, May 31 from 6:30 p.m.-to-8:30 p.m. at Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N Narragansett Ave.

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Have a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend. Enjoy the weekend by taking part in bike the drive on Sunday and stop by the Rosehill Memorial Day Parade starting on Thorndale and Clark between 9 am to 9:30 am.Sincerely,

Dates: Monday, March 5 through Friday, June 1, 2018 Location: CTA substation at 5847 N. Broadway Street

Woodruff Arcade (6351-67 N Broadway) Development

ComEd will be working on a transformer that is located below ground at 5701 N. Sheridan Rd. beginning on May 21st.

4956 N. Sheridan Road

Swedish Covenant Hospital, Anderson Pavillion 2751 W. Winona

...at city wide hearings. I will be participating in the meeting at Amundsen High School, 5110 N Damen Ave, on Tuesday June 5th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Below is a...

Tuesday, May 29, from 6:30 p.m.-to– 8:30 p.m. at Westinghouse College Prep, 3223 W Franklin Boulevard.

...can be dropped off at any Jewel-Osco Store or Alderman Harry Osterman’s Office, 5533 N. Broadway. For a full list of items, you can drop off click on the link above...

Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, Courtroom 2005

Edgewater Library, second floor, 6000 N. Broadway

Edgewater Senior Satellite Center inside the Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway

...local (Edgewater family-owned) business by ordering your gift cards here and redeeming at the 2815 N. Ashland location.  Each gift e-gift card or plastic gift card purchased earns 20 percent back...

Fat Cat, 4840 N Broadway

The Edgewater Public Library, 6000 N. Broadway, and the Bezazian Public Library, 1226 W. Ainslie St., offer a wide variety of programs and events each month.

1420 W. Glenlake

Argyle & Sheridan

The Edge Theatre, 5451 N Broadway

Edgewater Historical Society, 5358 N. Ashland

Buttercup Playlot Park, 4901 N Sheridan Rd.

...rolling out PACK the CAR this Saturday, 9:00am-12:00pm, on the corner of Berwyn and Clark.  While you are out and about this weekend, please consider stopping by and making a...

The Christmas in July Drive benefiting Sarah’s Circle in Uptown drop the items, specified in the link, at 4838 N Sheridan.

Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark Street

1070 Granville Ave

Berger Cultural Center, 6205 N Sheridan

1401 W. Devon Ave

Hadiya Pendleton Park, 4345 S. Calumet Ave

The Music Box Theatre, 3733 N Southport Ave

Gus Giordano Dance School, 5239 N Clark St

Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St.

Steep Theatre, 1115 W. Berwyn

City Lit Theater, 1020 W Bryn Mawr

5940 N Sheridan Rd

Old Town’s Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall, 4545 N Lincoln

    Weekly Update from the Alderman - May 25, 2018
    The Chicago Police Department this week successfully led a narcotics mission that arrested 10 individuals for selling narcotics in the Uptown area of the 48th Ward. This joint operation with the 19th and 20th District was focused on gang and drug activity in the area south of Foster.
    http://48thward.org

  • Jeffrey Littleton If you can't be a poet, be the poem.

    There is no reason to be mean-spirited.

  • krw

    Again, the obama library (which is relevant to the photo) has no relevance to the drug bust which is the linked text. The photo and text are framed together. Just confused, no need to be defensive and jump to false conclusions.

May 28

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo.

Lost! #Chicago #IL #Dunning (Eddy St. & Melvina) Jett Jett - Male Mix. Black/White. Call 773-418-2081. Friendly. Cook County. 60634. Missing 05/28/2018. To see Jett Jett’s location on the Helping Lost Pets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pID=2357446 More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2357446

    Lost Dogs Illinois
    Lost Dogs Illinois added 109 new photos.
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May 26

May 25, 2018 Update

...society. The event will take place on Monday, May 28, from 1-3 pm at 4041 N. Milwaukee. There will also be open hours featuring the newly opened Artifacts exhibit from 11 am...

The Six Corners Association sponsored “The Essence of Nature” by Janet Austin in partnership with Chicago Sculpture Exhibit. The sculpture, located in front of 4021 N. Milwaukee, celebrates nature in our urban environment.

Gray Elementary (3730 N. Laramie)

6:30-8:30 pm May 31, at Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett;

Friends of Vaughn is hosting a Vaughn Fest fundraising event on Saturday, June 9, from 10 am to 2 pm at the school, 4355 N. Linder.

Sun., June 3, 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...

Thur., June 28, 7 pm, St. Bartholomew, Krueger Hall, 4910 W. Addison. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1634 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 45th Ward map. More info: 312-742-4521.Free.

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Sterling Bay Development generously donated “Weighing-Scale of Nature” by Jorge Leyva, which was placed in the plaza area located at Northwest Highway and Central. This thought-provoking piece will serve as a catalyst to dialogue while activating a previously empty space.

Casa de Luna Mexican Grill, 5481 N. Northwest Highway, is hosting a Grand Opening event on Saturday, May 26.

Jefferson Park Branch Library (5363 W. Lawrence)

Independence Park fieldhouse (3945 N. Springfield)

Wilson Park fieldhouse (4630 N. Milwaukee)

16th District Police Station (5151 N. Milwaukee)

Rosedale Park fieldhouse (6312 W. Rosedale)

Gladstone Park fieldhouse (5421 N. Menard)

Jefferson Memorial Park fieldhouse (4822 N. Long)

Farnsworth Elementary (5414 N. Linder)

Beard Elementary (6445 W. Strong)

Hitch Elementary (5625 N. McVicker)

Prussing Elementary (4650 N. Menard)

Beaubien Elementary (5025 N. Laramie)

6:30-8:30 pm May 29, at Westinghouse College Prep, 3223 W. Franklin;

6:30-8:30 pm June 5, at Amundsen High School, 5110 N. Damen.

Performances begin Saturday, June 2 at The Playhouse, 4766 N. Milwaukee, and will run through Saturday, June 10. More information and tickets are available online. Tickets are free for kids 12 and younger, and only $10 for those ages 13 and older.

A benefit to support this resilient family will be held on Sunday, June 3, from 3-8 pm at the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox.

Belding School will host their annual International Festival fundraiser on Friday, June 15, from 3:30-7 pm at Belding School, 4527 N. Tripp.

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.

Three Brothers Garden is an organic food pantry garden located on the corner of Pulaski and Belle Plaine. All produce grown in the garden is donated to the Irving Park Food Pantry. To...

...and a valid driver’s license for produce delivery to the Food Pantry, located at Grace and Keeler. You must be able to lift 20 lbs, be personable, and willing to get your...

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

Sat., June 2, 8:30-10:30 am,Wintrust Bank, Gladstone Park, 6336 N. Milwaukee.Protect yourself from identity theft during a Free Shredding Event. No plastic bags. Limit 3 paper bags/3 small boxes of shredding. Free.

Tue., June 5, 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.

Mon., June 11, 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 Associationmeeting. More info: online. Free.

Wed., June 13, 7 pm, Dunham Park, 4638 N. Melvina.Learn what you can do about crime during the1622 beat meeting. Find your beat at the45th Ward map. More info: 312-742-4521.Free.

Wed., June 13, 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 the45th Ward map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Wed., June 20, 7 pm, 17th District Police Station, Community Room, 4650 N. Pulaski.Learn what you can do about crime during the1722-1723 beat meeting. Find your beat at the45th Ward map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

    May 25, 2018 Update
    Dear Neighbor, As you are barbecuing, camping, and celebrating the holiday weekend, please take a moment to honor our fallen heroes who dedicated their lives to serving our nation. In remembrance of the courage and sacrifice of those who lost their lives serving in the military, the National Veterans Art Museum (NVAM) will host a Memorial Day event to reflect on their contribution to our country.
    http://ward45.org

May 26

New Public Art in 45

The Six Corners Association sponsored “The Essence of Nature” by Janet Austin in partnership with Chicago Sculpture Exhibit. The sculpture, located in front of 4021 N. Milwaukee, celebrates nature in our urban environment.

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Sterling Bay Development generously donated “Weighing-Scale of Nature” by Jorge Leyva, which was placed in the plaza area located at Northwest Highway and Central. This thought-provoking piece will serve as a catalyst to dialogue while activating a previously empty space.

    New Public Art in 45
    The 45th Ward received new public art this week in Gladstone Park and at Six Corners.
    http://ward45.org

May 26

At least 2 killed, 4 wounded in shootings as Memorial Day weekend begins

Most recently, about 5:21 a.m. Saturday, someone inside a vehicle shot a 42-year-old man who was on foot in the 6100 block of West Grace Street in Portage Park. The man was shot in his chest and abdomen and was taken to Lutheran General Hospital, where police said he’s in critical condition.

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Officers responding to a call about a person down about 1:25 a.m. Saturday in West Englewood found a man facedown in the 2300 block of West 70th Street. He had been shot in the head, and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. He has not been identified.

...a shooting shortly after 11:35 p.m. Friday. They were standing outside in the 9100 block of South Aberdeen, talking, when two others briefy exchanged words before shooting them, hitting the 36-year-old...

About 5:55 p.m., a 20-year-old man was shot in the Noble Square neighborhood inthe 1100 block of North Milwaukee Avenue. He was shot in the arm, and taken in good condition to Stroger Hospital, police said.

Earlier Friday police said a 38-year-old man was shot in the back in the Chatham neighborhood about 2:45 p.m. in the 7800 block of South Evans Avenue. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where his condition was stabilzed.

    At least 2 wounded in shootings as Memorial Day weekend begins
    At least two people were wounded in shootings as the Memorial Day weekend began Friday afternoon, Chicago police said. The first shooting of the holiday weekend according to the Tribune's tally which began after 3 p.m. Friday, happened shortly after 5 p.m. in the West Pullman neighborhood.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 25

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo.

Is This Your Lost Dog? #Chicago #IL #MartinLuther (Newport & Menard) Male Pomeranian.Tan Call 773-558-8233. This dog is not for adoption - finder will only accept calls/from the actual owner .Found 05/22/2018. Cook County. 60634. To see this pet’s location on the Helping Lost Pets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pID=2352131 More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2352131

    Lost Dogs Illinois
    This is an album of dogs that have been found by good Samaritans.
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May 15

Updated May 24

Is your park drinking fountain safe from lead? Search the data

Corner of Central and Berteau

At Central and Irving

South side of park, at Irving and Linder

Southeast corner of park, Irving and Long

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Southeast corner of park, near Lytle and Cabrini

Right field of north senior diamond, 54th and Artesian

At Damen and Nelson

At Sheridan and Eastlake

West of Lake Shore Drive, Montrose and Clarendon dog park

Corner of Dickens and Burling

Corner of Huron and Campbell

Gompers monument, at Foster and Pulaski

East of Lake Shore Drive at Jackson, middle path

In playground near Division and Kedzie

Near Hirsch and Lawler, on path

West of Lake Shore Drive, Fullerton and Cannon, west of lift station

On 87th at Chappel

East side of park, near Maplewood and Adams

Maplewood and 101st Place

Off path on 86th and Calumet

81st and Damen entrance

Southeast corner of park, near 9th and Plymouth

69th Place and Damen, entrance

South of playground, near Hudson and Chestnut

Corner of Noble and Chestnut

Corner of Marquette and Woodlawn

Southwest corner of park, at 56th and Maplewood

South Shore and 67th on beach wall

At Wrightwood and Kilbourn, on path

At Kilbourn and Cornelia

West of Lake Shore Drive, northeast corner of Wilson and Marine

West of Lake Shore Drive, Fullerton and Stockton, between Stockton and Lakeview

On Damen at 60th

On path from 64th and Racine entrance, northwest side of track

On central path, near 66th and Loomis entrance

On path from 89th at Chappel

North east area of park, at about 3015 W. Palmer

Northwest corner, at 57th and Kostner

At Fargo and Wolcott entrance

At entrance on 79th and Throop

Southwest corner of park, at Argyle and Lockwood

Corner of Lyndale and Oakley

At park entrance near 59th and Nordica

Between junior and senior diamonds, at about 50th and Lawler

Northeast corner of 56th and King fieldhouse

South of south diamond, on path from 98th and Bensley entrance

At northeast park entrance, near 133rd and Ellis

At Clark and Leland

Between south baseball diamonds, in field, at 78th and Ellis

On path near 65th and Loomis entrance

At 58th and Mulligan

Near park entrance at 85th and King

At Wrightwood and Kostner, on path

West of Lake Shore Drive, Foster and Marine at intersection

West of Lake Shore Drive, southeast corner of Lawrence and Marine

At Fullerton and Merrimac

East of Narragansett and Mulligan

    Is your park drinking fountain safe from lead? Search the data
    In an effort to keep its drinking water safe, the Chicago Park District has removed, shut off and scheduled to remove fountains throughout the system. Of the 1,238 fountains, more than half have been removed, are scheduled to be removed or are turned off.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 22

Alderman John Arena shared Six Corners Associ...

Six Corners is receiving a new sculpture, The Essence of Nature, today through the Chicago Sculpture Exhibit. The sculpture will be in front of 4021 N. Milwaukee, celebrating nature in our urban environment.

    Six Corners Association
    Six Corners Association added a new photo.
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May 21

The Honeycomb Project added 27 new photos — a...

Thank you to all the volunteers that came to National Veterans Art Museum this past Sunday to help us make twenty different mile makers for Chicago Veterans Ruck March. Our mile markers will be seen by the thousands of walkers participating and will help encourage them throughout the walk. Thank you to Kevin from Chicago Veterans for speaking to our families and Moki for opening up the museum and hosting us!

    The Honeycomb Project
    Thank you to all the volunteers that came to National Veterans Art Museum this past Sunday to help us make twenty different mile makers for Chicago Veterans Ruck March. Our mile markers will be seen...
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May 06

Updated May 20

12-Year-Old Among 19 Wounded in Saturday Shootings Across Chicago

The circumstances surrounding a shooting in the 3600 block of North Luna are unclear, but what is known is that a 16-year-old boy was shot in the face inside of a residence just after 2:30 a.m.

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In the city's most recent shooting, a 12-year-old boy was shot while standing in a group in the 3300 block of West Madison, police said. 

A pair of people were in critical condition at Illinois Masonic Hospital after they were shot in the 2500 block of North Cicero on Saturday morning.

Another man is in critical condition after he was shot multiple times while riding his bike in the 3700 block of West Roosevelt, police said. A dark-colored vehicle pulled up alongside him at approximately 3:11 p.m., and one of the occupants opened fire.

Just before 2 a.m. in the 5600 block of South Wolcott, two men heard shots and were hit by gunfire. A 29-year-old man was...

At 1:56 a.m., a 30-year-old man was standing on a sidewalk in the 1600 block of west 21st Place when a man at the other end of the block fired shots at him. He was struck in the left thigh, and is in stable condition at Stroger Hospital.

A pair of young men were shot in the 5400 block of West Haddon at approximately 3:09 a.m. A 22-year-old man and a 19-year...

A 52-year-old woman refused medical attention after she was shot while walking in the 1000 block of South Pulaski at approximately 4:30 a.m. She suffered a graze wound to her right calf, police said.

A 26-year-old man was shot in the hand in the 5800 block of West Division, police said. The man was taken to Mount Sinai in good condition.

Two women were shot in the 2700 block of West Ogden just before 8 p.m., police said. A dark colored sedan pulled up to the two women and an occupant opened fire, striking them both in the lower body. Police have not released the womens’ condition at this time. 

    12-Year-Old Among 19 Wounded in Saturday Shootings Across Chicago
    At least 19 people have been shot and wounded across the city of Chicago on Saturday, according to police. In the city's most recent shooting, a 12-year-old boy was shot while standing in a group in the 3300 block of West Madison, police said.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

  • Nessuno, U R Dead- Nuts- On!!! Couldn't have said it any better myself! Love the Old Style Sign BTW!!!

  • A Kelvyn Park Lifer

    Nessuno, you deserve a standing ovation!

May 20

Frunchroom combines Italian, Jewish deli traditions

4042 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago

    Frunchroom combines Italian, Jewish deli traditions
    The tiny and quirky Frunchroom definitely punches above its weight. In a space that could generously be called cozy, the kitchen manages to produce impressive boards of cured and smoked meats, fish and handmade pastas. The inspiration comes from the owner's upbringing.
    http://abc7chicago.com

May 18

May 18, 2018 Update

The walk will begin at the Portage Theatre, 4050 N. Milwaukee, at 2 pm on Sunday, May 20. More information and tickets are available to purchase online.

Gray Elemenatry (3730 N. Laramie)

6:30-8:30 pm May 31, at Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett;

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.

Fri., May 25, 9:30 am, Portage Park, 4100 N. Long. Join students and staff from Portage Park School to honor soldiers in the annual Flowers...

...at the site of a memorial tree at the northeast corner of Portage Park, near Berteau and Long. Grade K-2 students will perform patriotic songs and lay flowers at the base of...

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Saturday, May 19, from 10-11 am at the Jefferson Park Branch Library, 5363 W. Lawrence;

Monday, May 21, from 6-7 pm at Hitch Elementary School, 5625 N. McVicker (enter through doors #6 & #2); and

Thursday, May 24, from 6-7 pm at St. John’s Epsicopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner.

Independence Park fieldhouse (3945 N. Springfield)

Wilson Park fieldhouse (4630 N. Milwaukee)

16th District Police Station (5151 N. Milwaukee)

Rosedale Park fieldhouse (6312 W. Rosedale)

Gladstone Park fieldhouse (5421 N. Menard)

Farnsworth Elementary (5414 N. Linder)

Beard Elementary (6445 W. Strong)

Prussing Elementary (4650 N. Menard)

The idea wall is located in the front of my office, 4754 N. Milwaukee. Simply write your idea on a sticky note and post it to the wall for all to see. While you’re here, hang out for a while and feel inspired by what others have submitted.

1-3 pm May 19. at Gage Park High School, 5630 S. Rockwell;

6:30-8:30 pm May 29, at Westinghouse College Prep, 3223 W. Franklin;

6:30-8:30 pm June 5, at Amundsen High School, 5110 N. Damen.

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.

At 6:30 pm at Eden United Church of Christ, 5051 W. Gunnison, the 16th District police officers will conduct an outdoor roll call. Afterward, at 6:45...

Performances begin Saturday, June 2 at The Playhouse, 4766 N. Milwaukee, and will run through Saturday, June 10. More information and tickets are available online. Tickets are free for kids 12 and younger, and only $10 for those ages 13 and older.

A benefit to support this resilient family will be held on Sunday, June 3, from 3-8 pm at the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox.

Three Brothers Garden is an organic food pantry garden located on the corner of Pulaski and Belle Plaine. All produce grown in the garden is donated to the Irving Park Food Pantry. To...

...and a valid driver’s license for produce delivery to the Food Pantry, located at Grace and Keeler. You must be able to lift 20 lbs, be personable, and willing to get your...

Sun., May 20, 9 am-1:30 pm,Copernicus Center, Parking Lot, 5216 W. Lawrence. Come out to the Spring Community Flea Market/Garage Sale. 30+ vendors, water and coffee...

Sun., May 20, 10 am, Harvest Christian Center Chicago, 4020 N. Tripp. Harvest Christian Center will host Chaplain Valerie Saviano as a guest speaker during their morning service. More info: online.Free.

Thur., May 24, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005.The senior enrichment seminar series hosts a Navigating Foreclosures: What Happens When You Get Served with Foreclosure Papers? seminar. RSVP: 312-603-9233. 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 Associationmonthly 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 Associationmonthly...

    May 18, 2018 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Six Corners Association will partner with the Northwest Chicago Historical Society for an exploration of the history and evolution of the Six Corners shopping district. This tour will look at remnants from the area's early history as a crossroads, as well as the beginnings of the streetcar era.
    http://ward45.org

May 18

Weekly Update for the Alderman – May 18, 2018

Thursday, May 31 from 6:30 p.m.-to-8:30 p.m. at Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N Narragansett Ave.

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...great opportunity arises for youth this Saturday, May 19th in the Broadway Armory’s ballroom, 5917 N Broadway, from 10 am to 1 pm when we host our 48th Ward Youth Resource Fair...

...in our community. This week the Department of Transportation has expanded existing bike ways on Winthrop and Kenmore from Ardmore to Argyle, as well as on Glenwood, from Ridge to Devon. Tomorrow morning...

St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church, 5649 N Sheridan Rd

Location: CTA substation at 5847 N. Broadway Street

Woodruff Arcade (6351-67 N Broadway) Development

ComEd will be working on a transformer that is located below ground at 5701 N. Sheridan Rd. beginning on May 21st.

5630-5640 N. Kenmore

6230-6240 N. Kenmore

1255-1259 W. Granville

1531-1535 W. Thorndale

1549-1551 W. Highland

1333-1343 W. Norwood

5821-5831 N. Broadway

1042 W. Glenlake

1413 W. Catalpa

1339 W. Rosemont

1425 W. Victoria

5645 N. Wayne

944 W. Argyle

5948 N. Greenview

6148 N. Greenview

6210 N. Wayne

1124 W. Ainslie

1214 W. Norwood

Wayne & Hollywood (west side)

Greenview & Thorndale (west side)

Thorndale & Winthrop

Glenwood & Gregory (east side)

Berwyn & Glenwood

Clark & Hollywood (completed)

Clark & Olive (completed)

Clark & Rascher (completed)

Clark & Summerdale (completed)

Devon & Lakewood (completed)

4956 N. Sheridan Road

Swedish Covenant Hospital, Anderson Pavillion 2751 W. Winona

...at city wide hearings. I will be participating in the meeting at Amundsen High School, 5110 N Damen Ave, on Tuesday June 5th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Below is a...

Tuesday, May 15 from 6:30 p.m.– to- 8:30 p.m. at Corliss High School, 821 East 103rd Street.

Saturday, May 19 from 1:00 p.m.-to-3 p.m. at Gage Park High School, 5630 S Rockwell.

Tuesday, May 29, from 6:30 p.m.-to– 8:30 p.m. at Westinghouse College Prep, 3223 W Franklin Boulevard.

St. Ita’s Jubilee Hall 5500 N. Broadway

...can be dropped off at any Jewel-Osco Store or Alderman Harry Osterman’s Office, 5533 N. Broadway. For a full list of items, you can drop off click on the link above...

Edgewater Library, 6000 N. Broadway

Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, Courtroom 2005

Burke’s Public House, 5401 N Broadway

Swift Elementary, 5900 N Winthrop

...local (Edgewater family-owned) business by ordering your gift cards here and redeeming at the 2815 N. Ashland location.  Each gift e-gift card or plastic gift card purchased earns 20 percent back...

Fat Cat, 4840 N Broadway

The Edgewater Public Library, 6000 N. Broadway, and the Bezazian Public Library, 1226 W. Ainslie St., offer a wide variety of programs and events each month.

Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Kizer Conference Center, 820 S. Damen Ave.

1420 W. Glenlake

Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread and Wine, 5212 N Clark St.

Argyle & Sheridan

The Call Bar in Andersonville, 1547 West Bryn Mawr

Marty’s, 1511 West Balmoral

The Christmas in July Drive benefiting Sarah’s Circle in Uptown drop the items, specified in the link, at 4838 N Sheridan.

Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway

5051 N. Broadway Ave.

1109 W. Lawrence Ave.

Edgewater Workbench, 1130 W. Thorndale Ave.

Uptown Library, 929 W Buena Ave

Berger Cultural Center, 6205 N Sheridan

IIT Tower Building, 10 West 35th St

Bridgeview Bank Parking Lot, 4753 N Broadway

1401 W. Devon Ave

Gallery 1070, 1070 W. Granville

Hadiya Pendleton Park, 4345 S. Calumet Ave

The Music Box Theatre, 3733 N Southport Ave

Gus Giordano Dance School, 5239 N Clark St

Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St.

Steep Theatre, 1115 W. Berwyn

Redtwist Theatre, 1044 W Bryn Mawr

City Lit Theater, 1020 W Bryn Mawr

    Weekly Update for the Alderman - May 18, 2018
    Last night, I held a public safety meeting with 20th District Police Commander Sean Loughran and 24th District Police Commander Roberto Nieves, where we discussed ongoing safety issues in our community. Both commanders outlined their efforts to address summer safety concerns and the crime in our community.
    http://48thward.org

May 17

Sandwiches, soups, salads and more: 20 ideas for what to eat for lunch

Frunchroom, 4042 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-853-2160, frunchroomchicago.com

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Blackbird, 619 W. Randolph St., 312-715-0708, www.blackbirdrestaurant.com

The Gage, 24 S. Michigan Ave. , 312-372-4243, www.thegagechicago.com

Nana, 3267 S. Halsted St., 312-929-2486, nanaorganic.com/

Manny's Deli, 1141 S. Jefferson St., 312-939-2855, www.mannysdeli.com

Tempesta, 1372 W. Grand Ave., 312-929-2551 , tempestamarket.com

La Unica Food Mart & Restaurant., 1515 W. Devon Ave, 773-274-7788, launicafoodmart.eat24hour.com

Goree Cuisine, 1126 E. 47th St., 773-855-8120, goreecuisine.com

Yvolina's Tamales, 814 W. 18th St., 312-731-3167 , www.yvolinas.com

Moon's Sandwich Shop, 16 S. Western Ave., 312-226-5094, www.moonssandwichshopchicago.com

The Family House, 2305 W. Devon Ave., 773-856-0192, the-family-house-restaurant.business.site

5 Loaves Eatery, 405 E. 75th St., 773-891-2889, 5loaveschicago.com

Arbor, 2545 W. Diversey Ave., 312-866-0795, arborprojects.com

Tiger Ceviche, 131 N. Clinton St., 781-606-0112, tigerceviche.com

Boeufhaus, 1012 N. Western Ave., 773-661-2116, www.boeufhaus.com

Dollop/Hoosier Mama, 749 Chicago Ave., Evanston, 847-868-8863, www.dollopcoffee.com, www.hoosiermamapie.com/evanston.html

Susie's Noon Hour Grill, 6930 N. Glenwood Ave., 773-338-9494

Local Foods, 1427 W. Willow St., 312-432-6575, localfoods.com

TriBecca's , 125 S. Clark St., , revivalfoodhall.com

    Sandwiches, soups, salads and more: 20 ideas for what to eat for lunch
    Food & Dining is seeking out Chicago's best lunches around town and in the suburbs, as our monthly "Craving" series explores all things lunch every weekday in April. NANA Price: $13 The plantain sandwich at Nana, topped with seasoned grilled chicken, cheddar, pickled red onion and a cilantro-lime slaw, gets a little messy, but you won't regret it.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 16

Alderman John Arena added 11 new photos.

Do you have a project you think should be on the ballot for the 2019 Participatory Budgeting cycle? Idea boxes have now been placed at various places throughout the ward so you can share it! There is also an idea wall in my office where you can submit your idea via sticky note after being inspired by what ideas others have come up with. You can find the idea boxes at: - Jefferson Park Branch Library (5363 W. Lawrence) - Independence Park fieldhouse (3945 N. Springfield) - Wilson Park fieldhouse (4630 N. Milwaukee) - 16th District Police Station (5151 N. Milwaukee) - Rosedale Park fieldhouse (6312 W. Rosedale) - Gladstone Park fieldhouse (5421 N. Menard) - Farnsworth Elementary (5414 N. Linder) - Beard Elementary (6445 W. Strong) - Hitch Elementary (5625 N. McVicker) - Prussing Elementary (4650 N. Menard) - Gray Elementary (3730 N. Laramie) We will also be hosting three neighborhood assemblies at the following times/dates/locations: - Saturday, May 19, from 10-11 am at the Jefferson Park Branch Library, 5363 W. Lawrence; - Monday, May 21, from 6-7 pm at Hitch Elementary School, 5625 N. McVicker (enter through doors #6 & #2); and - Thursday, May 24, from 6-7 pm at St. John's Episcopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner. Would you prefer to submit your idea online? You can do that via a Google Form at bit.ly/PB45Idea. Thanks for pitching in to improve YOUR community!

    Alderman John Arena
    Alderman John Arena added a new photo.
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May 15

Is your park drinking fountain safe from lead? Search the data

Corner of Central and Berteau

At Central and Irving

South side of park, at Irving and Linder

Southeast corner of park, Irving and Long

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Southeast corner of park, near Lytle and Cabrini

Right field of north senior diamond, 54th and Artesian

At Damen and Nelson

At Sheridan and Eastlake

West of Lake Shore Drive, Montrose and Clarendon dog park

Corner of Dickens and Burling

Corner of Huron and Campbell

Gompers monument, at Foster and Pulaski

East of Lake Shore Drive at Jackson, middle path

In playground near Division and Kedzie

Near Hirsch and Lawler, on path

West of Lake Shore Drive, Fullerton and Cannon, west of lift station

On 87th at Chappel

East side of park, near Maplewood and Adams

Maplewood and 101st Place

Off path on 86th and Calumet

81st and Damen entrance

Southeast corner of park, near 9th and Plymouth

69th Place and Damen, entrance

South of playground, near Hudson and Chestnut

Corner of Noble and Chestnut

Corner of Marquette and Woodlawn

Southwest corner of park, at 56th and Maplewood

South Shore and 67th on beach wall

At Wrightwood and Kilbourn, on path

At Kilbourn and Cornelia

West of Lake Shore Drive, northeast corner of Wilson and Marine

West of Lake Shore Drive, Fullerton and Stockton, between Stockton and Lakeview

On Damen at 60th

On path from 64th and Racine entrance, northwest side of track

On central path, near 66th and Loomis entrance

On path from 89th at Chappel

North east area of park, at about 3015 W. Palmer

Northwest corner, at 57th and Kostner

At Fargo and Wolcott entrance

At entrance on 79th and Throop

Southwest corner of park, at Argyle and Lockwood

Corner of Lyndale and Oakley

At park entrance near 59th and Nordica

Between junior and senior diamonds, at about 50th and Lawler

Northeast corner of 56th and King fieldhouse

South of south diamond, on path from 98th and Bensley entrance

At northeast park entrance, near 133rd and Ellis

At Clark and Leland

Between south baseball diamonds, in field, at 78th and Ellis

On path near 65th and Loomis entrance

At 58th and Mulligan

Near park entrance at 85th and King

At Wrightwood and Kostner, on path

West of Lake Shore Drive, Foster and Marine at intersection

West of Lake Shore Drive, southeast corner of Lawrence and Marine

At Fullerton and Merrimac

East of Narragansett and Mulligan

    Is your park drinking fountain safe from lead? Search the data
    In an effort to keep its drinking water safe, the Chicago Park District has removed, shut off and scheduled to remove fountains throughout the system. Of the 1,238 fountains, more than half have been removed, are scheduled to be removed or are turned off.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 01

Updated May 14

Bob Dylan’s Birthday Bash

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.

    Bob Dylan's Birthday Bash
    You are here: Home / News / Bob Dylan's Birthday Bash 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. There will be birthday cake, a cash bar, raffle and silent auction items, and plenty of great live music to boot.
    http://ward45.org

  • IMO Dylan songs are more enjoyable when not performed by Dylan, and this is a solid lineup of Chicago musical talent:

    Eddie Torrez y Los Cool Shades
    Jenny & Robin Bienemann
    Ellis Clark & The Big Parade featuring Ary Jeebie
    Jodi & Dave Walker
    Rachel Drew & Gerald Dowd
    Naomi Ashley
    Rob & The Reps
    Tory Lopez
    Tom Henniger & Sam Barzano

    Should be a fun night in the hood!

May 13

Elderly Man Reported Missing on NW Side

According to police, 71-year-old Jesus Rodriguez was last seen Saturday morning when he left his home in the 6000 block of West Grace.

    Elderly Man Reported Missing on NW Side
    Chicago police are asking for the public's help in locating an elderly man with Alzheimer's who went missing this weekend.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

May 11

Updated May 12

Weekly Update for the Alderman – May 11, 2018

Thursday, May 31 from 6:30 p.m.-to-8:30 p.m. at Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N Narragansett Ave.

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...Safety MeetingsNext Thursday, May 17th from 6:30 pm to 8 pm at Broadway Armory, 5917 N Broadway, join me along with 24th district Commander Roberto Nieves and 20th District Commander Sean Loughran...

...at city wide hearings. I will be participating in the meeting at Amundsen High School, 5110 N Damen Ave, on Tuesday June 5th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Below is a...

Tuesday, May 15 from 6:30 p.m.– to- 8:30 p.m. at Corliss High School, 821 East 103rd Street.

Saturday, May 19 from 1:00 p.m.-to-3 p.m. at Gage Park High School, 5630 S Rockwell.

Tuesday, May 29, from 6:30 p.m.-to– 8:30 p.m. at Westinghouse College Prep, 3223 W Franklin Boulevard.

4956 N. Sheridan Road

St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church, 5649 N Sheridan Rd

Location: CTA substation at 5847 N. Broadway Street

Woodruff Arcade (6351-67 N Broadway) Development

...can be dropped off at any Jewel-Osco Store or Alderman Harry Osterman’s Office, 5533 N. Broadway. For a full list of items, you can drop off click on the link above...

First Sip Café, 1057 W Argyle Street and Axis Lab, 1120 W Argyle StreetMonthly event on Argyle Street – with food specials from...

Francesca’s Bryn Mawr, 1039 W. Bryn Mawr

...May 16, (6:30-8 p.m.) at Chicago Methodist Senior Services’ Wesley Place location, 1415 W. Foster. Registration is required by May 11; there is a 25-person limit. Email edgewatervillagechicago@gmail...

Swift Elementary, 5900 N Winthrop

Burke’s Public House, 5401 N Broadway

...local (Edgewater family-owned) business by ordering your gift cards here and redeeming at the 2815 N. Ashland location.  Each gift e-gift card or plastic gift card purchased earns 20 percent back...

The Edgewater Public Library, 6000 N. Broadway, and the Bezazian Public Library, 1226 W. Ainslie St., offer a wide variety of programs and events each month.

The Edgewater Public Library, 6000 N. Broadway, and the Bezazian Public Library, 1226 W. Ainslie St., offer a wide variety of programs and events each month.

Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Kizer Conference Center, 820 S. Damen Ave.

Argyle & Sheridan

Chicago Filmmakers, 5720 N. Ridge Avenue

The Call Bar in Andersonville, 1547 West Bryn Mawr

Marty’s, 1511 West Balmoral

The Christmas in July Drive benefiting Sarah’s Circle in Uptown drop the items, specified in the link, at 4838 N Sheridan.

Unity Lutheran Church, 1122 W. Balmoral

Edgewater Workbench, 1130 W. Thorndale Ave.

Edge Theater, 5451 N Broadway

5051 N. Broadway

Berger Cultural Center, 6205 N Sheridan

Sullivan High School, 6631 N Bosworth Ave

IIT Tower Building, 10 West 35th St

Bridgeview Bank Parking Lot, 4753 N Broadway

1401 W. Devon Ave

Gallery 1070, 1070 W. Granville

The Music Box Theatre, 3733 N Southport Ave

Gus Giordano Dance School, 5239 N Clark St

Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St.

Nox Aca Theatre, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #405

Steep Theatre, 1115 W. Berwyn

Redtwist Theatre, 1044 W Bryn Mawr

City Lit Theater, 1020 W Bryn Mawr

    Weekly Update for the Alderman - May 11, 2018
    Any neighborhood organization is able to request a permit to close part or all of a street to hold a block party over the summer months. Requests are made by completing a form with contact information and addresses affected by the closure of the street.
    http://48thward.org

May 12

May 11, 2018 Update

Gray Elemenatry (3730 N. Laramie)

The 5200-block of West Warner between 11:30 pm April 11 and 8:40 am April 12;

The 4100-block of North Mango between 11:00 pm April 26 and 5:20 am April 27;

The 4300-block of North Monitor between 6:00  pm May 2 and 6:00 am May 3; and

6:30-8:30 pm May 31, at Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett;

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.

Wed., May 16, 11 am-12 pm,Portage Park Satellite Senior Center, 4100 N. Long. Want to make Portage Park more age-friendly? If so, please join in learning how...

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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.

Saturday, May 19, from 10-11 am at the Jefferson Park Branch Library, 5363 W. Lawrence;

Monday, May 21, from 6-7 pm at Hitch Elementary School, 5625 N. McVicker (enter through doors #6 & #2); and

Thursday, May 24, from 6-7 pm at St. John’s Epsicopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner.

Independence Park fieldhouse (3945 N. Springfield)

Wilson Park fieldhouse (4630 N. Milwaukee)

16th District Police Station (5151 N. Milwaukee)

Rosedale Park fieldhouse (6312 W. Rosedale)

Gladstone Park fieldhouse (5421 N. Menard)

Farnsworth Elementary (5414 N. Linder)

Beard Elementary (6445 W. Strong)

Prussing Elementary (4650 N. Menard)

The idea wall is located in the front of my office, 4754 N. Milwaukee. Simply write your idea on a sticky note and post it to the wall for all to see. While you’re here, hang out for a while and feel inspired by what others have submitted.

The 5500-block of North Austin between 2:30 pm April 22 and 7:00 am April 23;

The 5000-block of North Meade between 10:15 pm May 5 and 8:30 am May 6.

6:30-8:30 pm May 15, at Corliss High School, 821 E. 103rd St.;

1-3 pm May 19. at Gage Park High School, 5630 S. Rockwell;

6:30-8:30 pm May 29, at Westinghouse College Prep, 3223 W. Franklin;

6:30-8:30 pm June 5, at Amundsen High School, 5110 N. Damen.

Keeler Gardens, 3631 N. Keeler, is looking for volunteers. Join them on Saturday, May 12, 10:00 am-11:30 am to hear more about how you can help.

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.

Performances begin Saturday, June 2 at The Playhouse, 4766 N. Milwaukee, and will run through Saturday, June 10. More information and tickets are available online. Tickets are free for kids 12 and younger, and only $10 for those ages 13 and older.

A benefit to support this resilient family will be held on Sunday, June 3, from 3-8 pm at the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox.

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 the45th Ward map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Fri., May 18, 8:30 am, St. Edward School, 4343 W. Sunnyside.Registration is open the the 4th annual Big Red Run. This event will feature a...

Sat., May 19, 8 am-12 pm, Eden United Church of Christ, 5051 W. Gunnison. Eden United hosts its2nd annual Pancake Breakfast. Menu includes pancakes, sausage, applesauce, orange juice, milk, and coffee. Tickets: email organizers or call 773-283-5557.$5/ticket by May 17; $7/door; free/kids under 5. 

Sun., May 20, 9 am-1:30 pm,Copernicus Center, Parking Lot, 5216 W. Lawrence. Come out to the Spring Community Flea Market/Garage Sale. 30+ vendors, water and coffee...

Sun., May 20, 10 am, Harvest Christian Center Chicago, 4020 N. Tripp. Harvest Christian Center will host Chaplain Valerie Saviano as a guest speaker during their morning service. More info: online.Free.

Thur., May 24, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005.The senior enrichment seminar series hosts aNavigating Foreclosures: What Happens When You Get Served with Foreclosure Papers? seminar. RSVP: 312-603-9233. 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 Associationmonthly 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 Associationmonthly...

    May 11, 2018 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Need to shred old, sensitive documents? I'm partnering with Midway Moving to host a Shred-a-Thon. 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.
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May 12

Alderman John Arena added 2 new photos.

The 2019 Participatory Budgeting cycle is gearing up, and we want to hear your ideas for what should be on this year's ballot! This year, we're offering four (4) ways to submit an idea in order to reach as many residents as possible. 1) Attend a neighborhood assembly! The neighborhood assemblies will take place on: - Saturday, May 19, from 10-11 am at the Jefferson Park Branch Library, 5363 W. Lawrence; - Monday, May 21, from 6-7 pm at Hitch Elementary School, 5625 N. McVicker (enter through doors #6 & #2); and - Thursday, May 24, from 6-7 pm at St. John's Epsicopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner. 2) Submit an idea online! You can submit an idea online via the 45th Ward Participatory Budgeting Google Form at bit.ly/PB45Idea 3) Submit an idea at an idea box! Idea boxes will be located throughout the ward. The idea boxes will be placed in the following locations beginning late next week: - Jefferson Park Branch Library (5363 W. Lawrence) - Independence Park fieldhouse (3945 N. Springfield) - Wilson Park fieldhouse (4630 N. Milwaukee) - 16th District Police Station (5151 N. Milwaukee) - Rosedale Park fieldhouse (6312 W. Rosedale) - Gladstone Park fieldhouse (5421 N. Menard) - Farnsworth Elementary (5414 N. Linder) - Beard Elementary (6445 W. Strong) - Hitch Elementary (5625 N. McVicker) - Prussing Elementary (4650 N. Menard) - Gray Elemenatry (3730 N. Laramie) 4) Share your idea on the idea wall! The idea wall is located in the front of my office, 4754 N. Milwaukee. Simply write your idea on a sticky note and post it to the wall for all to see. While you're here, hang out for a while and feel inspired by what others have submitted. More information on participatory budgeting and projects that have won in the past is available on the PB45 website, pb45.org. Thank you for pitching in to make your community better!

    Alderman John Arena
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