Apr 17

Updated 14 hours ago

Portage Park’s Frunchroom Opens to Serve Thoughtful Chicago-Style Deli Food

Frunchroom, 4042 N. Milwaukee Avenue, (773) 853-2160, open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday through Friday; open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

    Portage Park's Frunchroom Opens to Serve Thoughtful Chicago-Style Deli Food
    Portage Park has a new casual spot for bagels, sandwiches, and fresh pastas now that Frunchroom has opened its doors. The restaurant - a collaboration between former Community Tavern chef de cuisine Matt Saccaro and the tavern's founder, Quay Tao - debuted this morning on the Northwest Side with a menu representing Saccaro's Chicago's memories.
    https://chicago.eater.com

  • Never said they were calling themselves a deli, but they claim it inspired them. Not sure how this supposed "inspiration" has been passed along to their menu.

  • We enjoyed the meal we ate from there. We split everything in order to try more. The ham sandwich was delicious, reminded me of a Cubano with an egg. The gorgonzola on the bacon is a bit strong for my tastes, but I'm not a fan of bleu cheese, so...

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    We enjoyed the meal we ate from there. We split everything in order to try more. The ham sandwich was delicious, reminded me of a Cubano with an egg. The gorgonzola on the bacon is a bit strong for my tastes, but I'm not a fan of bleu cheese, so that's totally on me. The seared polenta was a really nice spring dish especially when combining all of the components into a single bite. the chocolate iced donut was especially good. The lemon pistachio was also nice.

    The place is tiny. I took our food to-go. It was packaged nicely and still warm when I arrived at my destination. I look forward to going there again.

18 hours ago

A Poet Spreads the Love: Poetry in a Bubble Gum Machine

You can buy a poem for yourself at Josi’s Frozen Yogurt Cafe, 4032 N. Milwaukee Ave.,  or at Women and Children First Bookstore, 5233 N Clark St. The poetry machines will remain on site at these locations indefinitely.

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You can buy a poem for yourself at Josi’s Frozen Yogurt Cafe, 4032 N. Milwaukee Ave.,  or at Women and Children First Bookstore, 5233 N Clark St. The poetry machines will remain on site at these locations indefinitely.

    A Poet Spreads the Love: Poetry in a Bubble Gum Machine - Third Coast Review
    Yvonne Zipter, poet and Portage Park resident, is spreading her love for poetry in a creative way. She has placed "poetry machines" in two neighborhood venues. Customers can drop 50 cents in the machines, which look like old-fashioned gumball dispensers, and receive a capsule containing a short poem.
    https://thirdcoastreview.com

Apr 01

Updated 2 days ago

Rims and tires stolen from at least 10 vehicles on Northwest Side

4400 block of North Monitor Avenue between March 26 and March 27.

5900 block of West Montrose Avenue between March 28 and March 29.

4200 block of North Leclaire Avenue between March 28 and March 29.

4900 block of West Warner Avenue on March 29 at 3:44 a.m.

5000 block of West Waveland Avenue on March 29 between 12:01 a.m. and 11:10 a.m.

4400 block of North Lockwood Avenue between March 29 and March 30.

5400 block of West Eddy Street on between March 29 and March 30.

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4500 block of North Menard Avenue on March 28 at 7 p.m.

5200 block of West Windsor Avenue between March 28 and March 29.

5500 block of North Melvina Avenue on March 29 between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m.

    Rims and tires stolen from at least 10 vehicles on Northwest Side
    Thieves have stolen rims and tires from at least 10 vehicles in the past week on the Northwest Side, leaving the cars perched on cinder or paver blocks, Chicago police said. The thefts happened between Monday and Friday to vehicles that were parked on residential street overnight in the Jefferson Park and Portage Park neighborhoods, police said in a community alert.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • Jeffrey Littleton Local Uptown Artist #1

    Hondas are always getting hit.

  • Weebis Politically Incorrect Thought Criminal

    Shoot. Scoot and stay mute.

2 days ago

April 20, 2018 Update

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.

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%.

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.

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.

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.

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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;

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.

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.

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, 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.

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...

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...

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

5 days ago

Northwest Side bank held up in takeover bank robbery

Surveillance photos show a man robbing a bank at 4106 N. Milwaukee Ave. on April 20, 2018.

    Northwest Side bank held up in takeover bank robbery
    The men held up the Parkway Bank at 4106 N. Milwaukee Ave. in the Portage Park neighborhood around 4:20 p.m., according to the FBI.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Apr 15

Updated Apr 18

Police: Robbers armed with gun, baseball bat striking on Northwest Side

A second followed on Thursday around 8:55 p.m. in the 5000 block of West Grace Street in the Portage Park neighborhood, the alert said.

Also in Portage Park, a third robbery happened around 9:30 a.m. Friday in the 6000 block of West Grace Street.

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The first robbery happened Wednesday around 9:45 p.m. in the 5000 block of West Windsor Avenue in the Jefferson Park neighborhood, police said in a community alert.

    Police: Robbers armed with gun, baseball bat striking on Northwest Side
    Robbers armed with a handgun or baseball bat have robbed people at least three times in recent days on the Northwest Side, Chicago police said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • Statistics show that criminals who have been shot
    commit less crimes...

  • CJC, you are on the right track but the age of responsibility should be 10. Many of the little thugs get their start way earlier than 14.

Apr 17

frunchroom, 4042 N. Milwaukee, is now open. M...

frunchroom, 4042 N. Milwaukee, is now open. Make sure to swing through and try Quay Tao's newest delectable creations. https://chicago.eater.com/2018/4/17/17246652/frunchroom-portage-park-open-menu-deli-style-daytime-restaurant-community-tavern-owner

    Portage Park's Frunchroom Opens to Serve Thoughtful Chicago-Style Deli Food
    Portage Park has a new casual spot for bagels, sandwiches, and fresh pastas now that Frunchroom has opened its doors. The restaurant - a collaboration between former Community Tavern chef de cuisine Matt Saccaro and the tavern's founder, Quay Tao - debuted this morning on the Northwest Side with a menu representing Saccaro's Chicago's memories.
    https://chicago.eater.com

Apr 16

April 13, 2018 Update

...of neighborhood bars along the way. The pub crawl will end at Hops and Barley, 4359 N. Milwaukee. Crawlers will spend approximately one hour at each bar before moving on to the next...

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%.

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.

Sat., Apr 14, 8 am-3 pm, St. John’s Lutheran, Gym, 4939 W. Montrose. Find great used items during St. John’s Lutheran’s Annual Rummage Sale. Donations will...

Wed., Apr 18, 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...

Wed., 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.

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.

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Bar crawlers will meet at Jefferson Inn, 4874 N. Milwaukee, at 2 pm, where they will then make their way through Jefferson Park, visiting a...

16th District Police are hosting a seminar entitled Keeping Your Child Safe: A Conversation about Sexual Abuse and Internet Safety. The seminar is Tuesday, April 17, at 7 pm, at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence.

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.

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.

Fri., Apr 13, 5:30 pm, Schurz High School, Auditorium, 3601 N. Milwaukee.Join family and friends to see the heartwarming movingWonder during Schurz’s Family Movie Night. Doors open at 5:30, show starts at 6. Admission is free, snacks and pizza for sale to benefit Schurz student clubs. 

Sat., Apr 14, 11 am-12 pm,Portage-Cragin Branch, 5108 W. Belmont.Children up to age 12 are invited toSensory Story Time. Build literacy skills and engage your senses with books, song, and play. Designed to work for kids with special needs.Free.

Sun., Apr 15, 3 pm, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner.Usher in spring with an afternoon of coffeehouse and salon music during Bach’s Coffee...

Wed., Apr 18, 4-7 pm, Irving Park YMCA, 4251 W. Irving Park.Bring in samples of soil and water to be tested for lead for free during...

Wed., Apr 18, 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.

Thur., Apr 19, 12-7 pm, Schurz High School, 3801 N. Milwaukee.Hundreds of gently used books will be for sale or for free during the Schurz Used Book Sale & Giveaway. Kids are also invited to come out for a story time with dogs from Safe Humane (time TBD). Costs vary depending on purchases. 

Thur., Apr 19, 1-4 pm, 17th District Police Station, Parking Lot, 4651 N. Pulaski. The 17th District Police Station is hosting a Shred-A-Thon. Bring old sensitive documents and help prevent identity theft. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

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...

Sun., Apr 29, 10 am-2 pm,Copernicus Center, Annex Space, 5214 W. Lawrence. TheJefferson Park Sunday Markethosts their final winter market in the annex space at the Copernicus Center. There is even a cash bar to make your brunch a little more interesting.Cost of purchases.

    April 13, 2018 Update
    Dear Neighbor, The annual Forward March Pub Crawl is back, and this year it is even bigger and better. Strap on your walking shoes and pull up a bar stool while you socialize with neighbors, support local businesses, raise funds for a good cause, and celebrate spring.
    http://ward45.org

Apr 16

The Honeycomb Project added 11 new photos — a...

We would like to thank all the volunteers that came to the National Veterans Art Museum to help us make 10 care packages for a troop based in Afghanistan! Our families spent a lot of time personalizing each package and putting in lots of thought in each one. We would like to thank Moki and Brent from the museum for hosting our group, we especially want to thank Brent for sharing his and his family's story.


Apr 15

Police: Robbers armed with gun, baseball bat striking on Northwest Side

A second followed on Thursday around 8:55 p.m. in the 5000 block of West Grace Street in the Portage Park neighborhood, the alert said.

Also in Portage Park, a third robbery happened around 9:30 a.m. Friday in the 6000 block of West Grace Street.

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The first robbery happened Wednesday around 9:45 p.m. in the 5000 block of West Windsor Avenue in the Jefferson Park neighborhood, police said in a community alert.

    Police: Robbers armed with gun, baseball bat striking on Northwest Side
    Robbers armed with a handgun or baseball bat have robbed people at least three times in recent days on the Northwest Side, Chicago police said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Apr 05

Updated Apr 12

Owner Janina Dzdyk, who has operated the club...

Owner Janina Dzdyk, who has operated the club for nearly 30 years, plans to sell the property at Irving Park Road and Long Avenue, said her attorney Perry Abbasi.

    Portage Park nightclub permanently shut down after recent shooting
    A Portage Park nightclub that has long been a source of complaints and violence will be shut down permanently after a man was shot after leaving the club, Ald. Nicholas Sposato (38th) said Thursday.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com

  • Good. Nothing but trouble from that hellhole.

  • She must have owned the bar at keeler and milwaukee that has been vacant for years.

    It says Janina's on it.

Apr 10

4/14: St. John's Lutheran's Annual Rummage Sa...

4/14: St. John's Lutheran's Annual Rummage Sale When: Saturday 4/14/18 Where: 4939 W. Montrose Ave., In the Gym Donations accepted 4/9-13/18 from 9am until 3pm. Early bird shopping from 8-9am on 4/14 for $5 per person. Get in early to see what treasures await. Entrance fee after 9am is $.50 or 1 canned food item donation (for the food pantry) per person. There will be a bag sale at 2 pm. Bags for bag sale are $8 a piece.

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Apr 07

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo.

Lost! #Chicago #IL #Dunning (Addison & Central Ave.) Bella - Female Yorkshire Terrier Yorkie. Tan/Grey/Black. Call 773-550-8392. Friendly. Cook County. 60634. Missing 04/07/2018. To see Bella’s location on the Helping Lost Pets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pID=2271854 More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2271854


Apr 06

April 6, 2018 Update

The 4200-block of North Leclaire between March 28 and March 29; and

The morning of Saturday, April 7, at 9:30 am, volunteers will meet at Lydia Home, 4839 W. Irving Park, for coffee, donuts, and supplies. Volunteers are encouraged to wear old clothing that can get dirty and bring work gloves. Volunteers will work until roughly 12:30 pm.

...of neighborhood bars along the way. The pub crawl will end at Hops and Barley, 4359 N. Milwaukee. Crawlers will spend approximately one hour at each bar before moving on to the next...

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.

Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett

Fri., Apr 13, 9:30 am-3:30 pm,Portage Park Senior Center, 4100 N. Long.Find great deals at the Portage Park Flea Market. Parking available at Berteau/Linder.Cost of purchases. 

Sat., Apr 14, 8 am-3 pm, St. John’s Lutheran, Gym, 4939 W. Montrose. Find great used items during St. John’s Lutheran’s Annual Rummage Sale. Donations will...

Wed., 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.

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.

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The 5000-block of West Sunnyside at 4 am March 21;

The 4600-block of North Milwaukee between 11 pm March 20 and 5 am March 21

The 5000-block of West Windsor between 8:45 pm March 20 and 7 am March 21;

The 5900-block of North Austin at 4:40 am March 27;

The 5800-block of North Markham between 5 pm March 27 and 7 am March 28;

The 5500-block of North Marmora between 10 am March 27 and 9:30 am March 28;

The 5200-block of West Windsor between March 28 and March 29.

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.

Olive’s Neighborhood Garden for the Hungry is hosting their annual fundraiser this Saturday, April 7, from 3 to 6 pm at Rabbit’s Bar & Grill, 4945 W. Foster. There will be raffles for items donated by local businesses, and a cash prize!

Bar crawlers will meet at Jefferson Inn, 4874 N. Milwaukee, at 2 pm, where they will then make their way through Jefferson Park, visiting a...

16th District Police are hosting a seminar entitled Keeping Your Child Safe: A Conversation about Sexual Abuse and Internet Safety. The seminar is Tuesday, April 17, at 7 pm, at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence.

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.

Classes meet every Tuesday from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Education and Training Division at 1300 W. Jackson. Participants are required to commit to attending at least 8 of the 10 sessions.

Mather’s – Portage Park, 3235 N. Central

Mathers – Norwood Park, 7134 W. Higgins

Mon., Apr 9, 7 pm, Eris Brewery & Cider House, 4240 W. Irving Park. Tour Eris Brewery followed by a few announcements and social time during the Old Irving Park Association meeting. More info: online. Cash Bar.

Wed., Apr 11, 7 pm, Dunham Park, 4638 N. Melvina. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1622 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 45th ward map. More info: 312-742-4521.Free.

Wed., Apr 11, 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.

Thur., Apr 12, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005.The senior enrichment seminar series hosts a Managing Evictions and Code Violations: Useful Tools. RSVP: 312-603-9233. Free.

Fri., Apr 13, 5:30 pm, Schurz High School, Auditorium, 3601 N. Milwaukee.Join family and friends to see the heartwarming movingWonder during Schurz’s Family Movie Night. Doors open at 5:30, show starts at 6. Admission is free, snacks and pizza for sale to benefit Schurz student clubs. 

Sat., Apr 14, 11 am-12 pm,Portage-Cragin Branch, 5108 W. Belmont. Children up to age 12 are invited to Sensory Story Time. Build literacy skills and engage your senses with books, song, and play. Designed to work for kids with special needs.Free.

Sun., Apr 15, 3 pm, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner.Usher in spring with an afternoon of coffeehouse and salon music during Bach’s Coffee...

Wed., Apr 18, 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.

Thur., Apr 19, 12-7 pm, Schurz High School, 3801 N. Milwaukee.Hundreds of gently used books will be for sale or for free during the Schurz Used Book Sale & Giveaway. Kids are also invited to come out for a story time with dogs from Safe Humane (time TBD). Costs vary depending on purchases. 

Thur., Apr 19, 1-4 pm, 17th District Police Station, Parking Lot, 4651 N. Pulaski. The 17th District Police Station is hosting a Shred-A-Thon. Bring old sensitive documents and help prevent identity theft. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

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, 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...

Sun., Apr 29, 10 am-2 pm,Copernicus Center, Annex Space, 5214 W. Lawrence. TheJefferson Park Sunday Markethosts their final winter market in the annex space at the Copernicus Center. There is even a cash bar to make your brunch a little more interesting.Cost of purchases.

    April 6, 2018 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Please be advised that there will be no Ward Night on Tuesday, April 10. I apologize for any inconvenience. Please be aware that beginning this month, Department of Water Management crews will begin to install a new sewer main in West Balmoral from North Mobile to North Nashville, in North Neenah from West Balmoral to West Higgins, and in North Nashville from West Balmoral to 200-feet south.
    http://ward45.org

Apr 04

Six Corners Community Spring Clean Up

...volunteers will meet at the Lydia Home Business Office in the People's Gas Building, 4839 W. Irving Park Rd, for coffee, donuts, and supplies. Volunteers will gather again at 12:00pm at 4839 W...

    Six Corners Community Spring Clean Up
    This is a great community event in an effort to beautify the Portage Park neighborhood after a long and grueling winter season
    https://chicago.thelocaltourist.com

Apr 02

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo — with J...

Lost! #Chicago #IL #PortagePark (Addison & Long) Peluche - Male Bichon Frise. White. Call 773-960-2334.Microchipped. Scared/confused. Please do not call or chase Peluche; may cause Peluche to bolt or run in fear. Cook County. 60641. Missing 03/31/2018. ***Hair will be shorter than in photo - recently groomed*** To see Peluche’s location on the Helping Lost Pets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pID=2262314 More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2262314


Mar 30

Updated Apr 02

JPF Pub Crawl

...of neighborhood bars along the way. The pub crawl will end at Hops and Barley, 4359 N. Milwaukee. Crawlers will spend approximately one hour at each bar before moving on to the next...

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Bar crawlers will meet at Jefferson Inn, 4874 N. Milwaukee, at 2 pm, where they will then make their way through Jefferson Park, visiting a...

    JPF Pub Crawl
    The annual Forward March Pub Crawl is back, and this year it is even bigger and better. Strap on your walking shoes and pull up a bar stool while you socialize with neighbors, support local businesses, raise funds for a good cause, and celebrate spring. Bar crawlers will meet at Jefferson Inn, 4874 N.
    http://ward45.org

  • Jeffrey Littleton Local Uptown Artist #1

    Raise a glass for Democracy!

  • so the march pub crawl is in april? what am I missing?

Apr 01

Rims and tires stolen from at least 10 vehicles on Northwest Side

4400 block of North Monitor Avenue between March 26 and March 27.

5900 block of West Montrose Avenue between March 28 and March 29.

4200 block of North Leclaire Avenue between March 28 and March 29.

4900 block of West Warner Avenue on March 29 at 3:44 a.m.

5000 block of West Waveland Avenue on March 29 between 12:01 a.m. and 11:10 a.m.

4400 block of North Lockwood Avenue between March 29 and March 30.

5400 block of West Eddy Street on between March 29 and March 30.

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4500 block of North Menard Avenue on March 28 at 7 p.m.

5200 block of West Windsor Avenue between March 28 and March 29.

5500 block of North Melvina Avenue on March 29 between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m.

    Rims and tires stolen from at least 10 vehicles on Northwest Side
    Thieves have stolen rims and tires from at least 10 vehicles in the past week on the Northwest Side, leaving the cars perched on cinder or paver blocks, Chicago police said. The thefts happened between Monday and Friday to vehicles that were parked on residential street overnight in the Jefferson Park and Portage Park neighborhoods, police said in a community alert.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Apr 01

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo.

Lost! #Chicago #IL #BelmontGardens (Lavergne & Newport) Konan - Male Sheep Dog. White/Brown. Call 312-961-7914. Friendly. Cook County. 60641. Missing 04/01/2018. To see Konan’s location on the Helping Lost Pets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pID=2261327 More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2261327


Apr 01

Rims and tires stolen from at least 10 vehicles on Northwest Side

4400 block of North Monitor Avenue between March 26 and March 27.

5900 block of West Montrose Avenue between March 28 and March 29.

4200 block of North Leclaire Avenue between March 28 and March 29.

4900 block of West Warner Avenue on March 29 at 3:44 a.m.

5000 block of West Waveland Avenue on March 29 between 12:01 a.m. and 11:10 a.m.

4400 block of North Lockwood Avenue between March 29 and March 30.

5400 block of West Eddy Street on between March 29 and March 30.

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4500 block of North Menard Avenue on March 28 at 7 p.m.

5200 block of West Windsor Avenue between March 28 and March 29.

5500 block of North Melvina Avenue on March 29 between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m.

    Rims and tires stolen from at least 10 vehicles on Northwest Side
    Thieves have stolen rims and tires from at least 10 vehicles in the past week on the Northwest Side, leaving the cars perched on cinder or paver blocks, Chicago police said. The thefts happened between Monday and Friday to vehicles that were parked on residential street overnight in the Jefferson Park and Portage Park neighborhoods, police said in a community alert.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Mar 28

Updated Mar 31

Around Town visits Hagen’s Fish Market

5635 W. Montrose Ave.

    Around Town visits Hagen's Fish Market
    Hagen's Fish Market first started from the two Hagen brothers and their wives in 1946. Around 1975, the second generation Hagen's joined the family business and added their own magic touch to the store. The selection of fresh fish more than tripled as they saw an opportunity to bring in fresh fish directly from the East Coast several times per week.
    http://wgntv.com

  • Gardener Portage Park

    Love Hagen's! They were our family fishmongers from the time we moved here from Pennsylvania in 1949 and I've continued the tradition. My grandfather was a butcher and fishmonger on the Jersey shore so we were happy to find a great place here. So happy to continue to support a local, family business!

  • joanie 25 year resident of JP

    Hagen's was still crowded at 9:30 pm on Good Friday. They fed a lot of faithful on Fridays during Lent, and the rest of the year too. It's been this way since I moved into the neighborhood over twenty years ago. Love to patronize this small business.

Mar 30

Sunny English Tudor home in Portage Park asks $419K

This home, located at 4300 N. Menard Avenue in Portage Park, comes with a dining area that opens to a back deck for entertaining, a master bedroom with some pretty dizzying vaulted ceilings and contemporary upgrades throughout the kitchen and bathrooms.

    Sunny English Tudor home in Portage Park asks $419K
    This impeccably renovated English Tudor home built in 1949 sits on an oversized corner lot and comes with many of the coveted features-a wood burning fireplace, built in bookshelves, a winding staircase and a lots of yard space. This home, located at 4300 N.
    https://chicago.curbed.com

Mar 27

Updated Mar 30

Alderman John Arena shared Six Corners Associ...

Join the Six Corners Association and 2112 Chicago on April 7th for their annual Community Spring Clean Up! Community volunteers will pick up trash, clean sidewalks, and spruce up the landscaping around the Six Corners area. All community members are encouraged to participate. This is a great opportunity to get involved in the community and boost the neighborhood's overall attractiveness for residents, customers, and visitors. The morning of Saturday, April 7, at 9:30 am, volunteers will meet at Lydia Home, 4839 W. Irving Park, for coffee, donuts, and supplies. Volunteers are encouraged to wear old clothing that can get dirty and bring work gloves. Volunteers will work until roughly 12:30 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/287989061732842/

    Six Corners Community Spring Clean Up
    https://www.facebook.com

Mar 30

March 30, 2018 Update

...a local restaurant to enjoy Easter brunch this Sunday. Local favorites, such as Fannie’s (5040 W. Montrose) and Community Tavern (4038 N. Milwaukee), have special menus to celebrate the holiday. Other local...

...brunch this Sunday. Local favorites, such as Fannie’s (5040 W. Montrose) and Community Tavern (4038 N. Milwaukee), have special menus to celebrate the holiday. Other local restaurants, such as Elly’s Pancake...

The morning of Saturday, April 7, at 9:30 am, volunteers will meet at Lydia Home, 4839 W. Irving Park, for coffee, donuts, and supplies. Volunteers are encouraged to wear old clothing that can get dirty and bring work gloves. Volunteers will work until roughly 12:30 pm.

...of neighborhood bars along the way. The pub crawl will end at Hops and Barley, 4359 N. Milwaukee. Crawlers will spend approximately one hour at each bar before moving on to the next...

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.

Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett

Wed., Apr 18, 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...

Wed., 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.

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...special menus to celebrate the holiday. Other local restaurants, such as Elly’s Pancake House (5310 N. Milwaukee) and Shila’s Restaurant (3938 N. Cicero), have delectable items on their menu sure to...

...local restaurants, such as Elly’s Pancake House (5310 N. Milwaukee) and Shila’s Restaurant (3938 N. Cicero), have delectable items on their menu sure to please any palate...

Olive’s Neighborhood Garden for the Hungry is hosting its annual fundraiser on Saturday, April 7, from 3 to 6 pm at Rabbit’s Bar & Grill, 4945 W. Foster. There will be raffles for items donated by local businesses, and a cash prize!

Bar crawlers will meet at Jefferson Inn, 4874 N. Milwaukee, at 2 pm, where they will then make their way through Jefferson Park, visiting a...

16th District Police are hosting a seminar entitled Keeping Your Child Safe: A Conversation about Sexual Abuse and Internet Safety. The seminar is Tuesday, April 17, at 7 pm, at the Copernicus Center, 5216 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.

Classes meet every Tuesday from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Education and Training Division at 1300 W. Jackson. Participants are required to commit to attending at least 8 of the 10 sessions.

Mather’s – Portage Park, 3235 N. Central

Mathers – Norwood Park, 7134 W. Higgins

Sat. March 31, 10 am-12 pm, Grace Covenant Church, 4201 N. Monticello.Prepare for the holiday during anEaster Craft Party. More info: emailTroy Cady. Free.

Sun., Apr 1, 8, 9, & 11 am, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner. Enjoy coffee, treats, and an Easter Egg Hunt following each service at St. John’s Episcopal.Free.

Tue., Apr 3, 7 pm,Independence Park Bungalow, 3900 N. Hamlin.Join neighbors to learn how you can participate in supporting your neighborhood at the monthlyGIPNA Board Meeting. Free.

Tue., Apr 3, 10:30 am-7 pm,Northeastern Illinois University Alumni Hall, 5500 N. St. Louis. The Green Conservation Group invites you to attend the 3rd Annual Green Initiatives Conference. More info: online. Free.

Mon., Apr 9, 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., Apr 11, 7 pm, Dunham Park, 4638 N. Melvina. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1622 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 45th ward map. More info: 312-742-4521.Free.

Wed., Apr 11, 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.

Thur., Apr 12, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005.The senior enrichment seminar series hosts a Managing Evictions and Code Violations: Useful Tools. RSVP: 312-603-9233. Free.

Sat., Apr 14, 11 am-12 pm,Portage-Cragin Branch, 5108 W. Belmont. Children up to age 12 are invited to Sensory Story Time. Build literacy skills and engage your senses with books, song, and play. Designed to work for kids with special needs.Free.

Wed., Apr 18, 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.

Thur., Apr 19, 1-4 pm, 17th District Police Station, Parking Lot, 4651 N. Pulaski. The 17th District Police Station is hosting a Shred-A-Thon. Bring old sensitive documents and help prevent identity theft. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

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, 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...

Sun., Apr 29, 10 am-2 pm,Copernicus Center, Annex Space, 5214 W. Lawrence. TheJefferson Park Sunday Markethosts their final winter market in the annex space at the Copernicus Center. There is even a cash bar to make your brunch a little more interesting.Cost of purchases.

    March 30, 2018 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Please be advised that in observance of the Easter holiday, my office will be closed on Saturday, March 31. It will re-open on Monday, April 2, at 9 am. Consider patronizing a local restaurant to enjoy Easter brunch this Sunday. Local favorites, such as Fannie's (5040 W.
    http://ward45.org

Mar 29

Alderman John Arena added 2 new photos.

Consider patronizing a local restaurant to enjoy Easter brunch this Sunday. Local favorites, such as Fannie's (5040 W. Montrose) and Community Tavern (4038 N. Milwaukee), have special menus to celebrate the holiday. Other local restaurants, such as Elly's Pancake House (5310 N. Milwaukee) and Shilas Restaurant (3938 N. Cicero), have delectable items on their menu sure to please any palate. When you shop in our community, your money stays in our community – helping support your neighbors and increasing the vibrancy of our neighborhoods.


Mar 29

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo.

#Lost #Chicago #IL #MartinLuther(Newport & Mobile) Blondie - Female Labrador Retriever Mix. Tan/White Call 312-613-3477 if seen or found. Shy/timid/fearful. Please do not call or chase Blondie; may cause Blondie to bolt or run in fear. Cook County. 60634. Missing 03-28-2018. More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2256807 To see this pet’s location on the HelpingLostPets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pid=2256807


Mar 27

Updated Mar 28

Is Portage Park Still a Middle Class Neighborhood? A 4-Bedroom SFH at 4033 N. Laramie

Is Portage Park Still a Middle Class Neighborhood? A 4-Bedroom SFH at 4033 N. Laramie

    Is Portage Park Still a Middle Class Neighborhood? A 4-Bedroom SFH at 4033 N. Laramie
    This 4-bedroom single family house at 4033 N. Laramie in Portage Park came on the market in February. (Photo courtesy of Icarus.) It's not your standard single family home, however, as it really has an in-law unit in the lower level, complete with its own separate entrance, kitchen, and family room.
    http://cribchatter.com

  • Umm... What's the question again? Are your along what defines 'middle class' or if a house fta in that price range?

  • Yeah sorry, I should have corrected my phone..." are you asking what defines 'middle class' or if a house fits in a certain price range?

Mar 26

Police seek public’s help in locating mother, 1-year-old daughter

5533-5599 W. Waveland Ave.

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Rosario’s family believes she may be on the Northwest Side, around Division and Laramie.

    Police seek public's help in locating mother, 1-year-old daughter
    CHICAGO -- Police are asking for the public's help finding a toddler reportedly taken by her mother. Investigators say Kiara Rosario, 18, doesn't have parental rights over one-year-old K'lynn Rosario. Rosario's family believes she may be on the Northwest Side, around Division and Laramie.
    http://wgntv.com

Mar 26

1 Dead, at Least 16 Wounded in Weekend Shootings

...in critical condition after he was shot while standing in a parking lot in the 5400 block of West Irving Park Road early Sunday morning. The 35-year-old was taken to Community First Hospital, where he...

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The first fatal shooting of the weekend was reported just after 4 a.m. Sunday morning, when a man was found on a sidewalk in the 1900 block of West 52nd Street with a gunshot wound to his head, according to police.

In the 2500 block of South St. Louis Avenue, a man was shot in the left side of his face just after 6 a.m., according to police. The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition, and the shooter fled in a black SUV.

...most recent shooting, a 15-year-old boy was shot in the arm in the 5700 block of South Mozart, according to police. The shooting, which took place at approximately 7:13 p.m., occurred...

A 28-year-old man was walking with a group of friends in the 2400 block of South Whipple at approximately 9:24 p.m. when an occupant of a passing vehicle fired shots, striking him in the leg. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition, police said.

A 33-year-old man was standing in the 500 block of North Kedzie when he was shot in the leg. He was taken to Mount Sinai in good condition, according to police.

Two people were shot in the 7100 block of South State Street at approximately 3:45 a.m. The victims were walking when they heard gunfire. A...

In the 9300 block of South Paxton, a 40-year-old man was shot at approximately 8:15 a.m., according to police.  He was taken to a local hospital in serious condition.

A man was shot in the shoulder and ankle by a person in a grey vehicle in the 800 block of North Lawndale at approximately 12:35 p.m., police said. The man was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition.

A 21-year-old woman was walking in the 2400 block of North Ridgeway at approximately 1:24 a.m. when she was shot by a person in a dark colored SUV, police said. The victim was taken to St. Mary’s in good condition with a gunshot wound to her right leg.

Two men were shot in the 4200 block of West Van Buren at approximately 2:21 p.m., police said. A 30-year-old man was shot in the arm and was taken to Mount Sinai in good condition, and a 27-year-old man was shot in the buttocks and abdomen, and was taken to Mount Sinai in fair condition.

    1 Dead, at Least 16 Wounded in Weekend Shootings
    A person is dead and at least 16 more have been wounded in shootings across Chicago this weekend. The first fatal shooting of the weekend was reported just after 4 a.m. Sunday morning, when a man was found on a sidewalk in the 1900 block of West 52 nd Street with a gunshot wound to his head, according to police.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

Mar 24

March 24, 2018 Update

The event only only costs $6 a person (or free for children 5 and younger). It will take place on Sunday, March 25, from 12:30-2:00 pm in the gym at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 4939 W. Montrose.

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.

The morning of Saturday, April 7, at 9:30 am, volunteers will meet at Lydia Home, 4839 W. Irving Park, for coffee, donuts, and supplies. Volunteers are encouraged to wear old clothing that can get dirty and bring work gloves. Volunteers will work until roughly 12:30 pm.

Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett

Mon., March 26, 5 pm, Culver’s, 4939 W. Irving Park. The Easter bunny is making an appearance at Culver’s. Your kid can have theirPicture with the Easter Bunny and enjoy a delicious $3.99 kids meal. More info: online.Cost of purchases. 

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 the 45th ward map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

Wed., Apr 26, 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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Keeler Gardens, 3631 N. Keeler, received an overwhelming donation from Lurvey Garden Center in Des Plaines and the Chicago Flower...

The Irving Park Community Food Pantry, 3801 N. Keeler, will begin to give out Easter baskets to their clients’ children up to 12-years-old leading up to Easter on April 1.

Olive’s Neighborhood Garden for the Hungry is hosting its annual fundraiser on Saturday, April 7, from 3 to 6 pm at Rabbit’s Bar & Grill, 4945 W. Foster. There will be raffles for items donated by local businesses, and a cash prize!

Classes meet every Tuesday from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Education and Training Division at 1300 W. Jackson. Participants are required to commit to attending at least 8 of the 10 sessions.

Jefferson Park businesses looking to spruce up their storefronts or do any remodeling should apply for a $100,000 city grant. I will be hosting a meeting about this great city program at 10 am Thursday, March 29, at Weston’s, 4872 N. Milwaukee Ave.

16th District Police are hosting a seminar entitled Keeping Your Child Safe: A Conversation about Sexual Abuse and Internet Safety. The seminar is Tuesday, April 17, at 7 pm, at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence.

16th District Police, along with 36th Ward Ald. Gilbert Villegas, are collecting Play-Doh to benefit the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Please drop off unused packages of Play-Doh at the 16th District Police Station, 5151 N. Milwaukee, through March 30.

Mather’s – Portage Park, 3235 N. Central

Mathers – Norwood Park, 7134 W. Higgins

Tue., March 27, 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., March 28, 9 am-1 pm, Columbus Park, Gymnasium, 500 S. Central. The Chicago Department of Aviation is hosting a Community Career Fair. O’Hare and Midway are hiring in airlines, cargo, concessions, hospitality, security, and more. Free.

Wed., March 28, 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...

Sun., Apr 1, 8, 9, & 11 am, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner.Enjoy coffee, treats, and an Easter Egg Hunt following each service at St. John’s Episcopal. Free.

Tue., Apr 3, 7 pm,Independence Park Bungalow, 3900 N. Hamlin. Join neighbors to learn how you can participate in supporting your neighborhood at the monthly GIPNA Board Meeting.Free.

Mon., Apr 9, 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., Apr 11, 7 pm,Dunham Park, 4638 N. Melvina. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1622 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 45th ward map. More info: 312-742-4521.Free.

Wed., Apr 11, 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., Apr 12, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005.The senior enrichment seminar series hosts aManaging Evictions and Code Violations: Useful Tools. RSVP: 312-603-9233. Free.

Sat., Apr 14, 11 am-12 pm, Portage-Cragin Branch, 5108 W. Belmont.Children up to age 12 are invited toSensory Story Time. Build literacy skills and engage your senses with books, song, and play. Designed to work for kids with special needs. Free.

Wed., Apr 18, 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.

Thur., Apr 19, 1-4 pm, 17th District Police Station, Parking Lot, 4651 N. Pulaski. The 17th District Police Station is hosting aShred-A-Thon. Bring old sensitive documents and help prevent identity theft. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Sun., Apr 29, 10 am-2 pm, Copernicus Center, Annex Space, 5214 W. Lawrence. TheJefferson Park Sunday Markethosts their final winter market in the annex space at the Copernicus Center. There is even a cash bar to make your brunch a little more interesting. Cost of purchases.

    March 24, 2018 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Support our local Boy Scouts this Sunday by attending the St. John's Lutheran Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts annual Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser.You can either dine in or take out a delicious plate of spaghetti during this event. The event only only costs $6 a person (or free for children 5 and younger).
    http://ward45.org

Mar 22

An epic quest to skateboard from Chicago to New York hits the screen in Shred America

Sat 3/24, 7 PM, Patio Theater, 6008 W. Irving Park, 773-283-7244, thepatiotheater.com, $10.

    An epic quest to skateboard from Chicago to New York hits the screen in Shred America
    W e told a lot of people when we were leaving that we had the trip planned out," Arthur Swidzinski says now. "That we had trained, that we were in tip-top shape. In reality we had gone on the Internet to Mapquest and printed a 150-page document of turn-by-turn directions to New York City.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

Mar 18

Updated Mar 20

7 shot in Chicago overnight, 1 fatally, including 2 cousins

...when someone in a passing vehicle shot at him, police said. Officers responded to the 3500 block of North Menard Avenue and found the man with a gunshot wound to the right foot, officials said. He...

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About 6:45 a.m. police were called to the 5300 block of South Talman Avenue in the Gage Park neighborhood, on the city’s Southwest Side. There they found a...

A man was shot while he was standing on the sidewalk about 1:40 a.m. in the 3600 block of West Lexington Street on the West Side’s Homan Square neighborhood, police said. The man, 30, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in good condition with a gunshot wound to his right leg.

After 11 p.m. Saturday in the 5800 block of South Shields Avenue in Englewood, emergency crews were called for a report of a person shot. When they...

    7 shot in Chicago overnight, 1 fatally, including 2 cousins
    Two cousins shot, one fatally, in the Englewood neighborhood late Saturday were among at least seven people shot in Chicago from about 8 p.m. Saturday to about 8 a.m. Sunday. The two men were driving in a Chevrolet Equinox, heading south in the 4900 block of Ashland Avenue about 10:30 p.m.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • Weebis Politically Incorrect Thought Criminal

    That's some poor shooting on Menard. The foot?!?

Mar 16

March 16, 2018 Update

The morning of Saturday, April 7, at 9:30 am, volunteers will meet at Lydia Home, 4839 W. Irving Park, for coffee, donuts, and supplies. Volunteers are encouraged to wear old clothing that can get dirty and bring work gloves. Volunteers will work until roughly 12:30 pm.

Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett

Sat., March 25, 12:30-2 pm, St. John’s Lutheran, Gym, 4939 W. Montrose. The St John’s Lutheran Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts host theirannual Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser. Dine in or take out.$6/person; Free/5 and younger.

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Early voting for the 2018 Primary Election continues through March 19 at 51 locations throughout the city. The closest location for 45th Ward residents is at the 16th District Police Station, 5151 N. Milwaukee. Voters can cast their ballot at the during the following time and dates:

Keeler Gardens, 3631 N. Keeler, received an overwhelming donation from Lurvey Garden Center in Des Plaines and the Chicago Flower...

The Irving Park Community Food Pantry, 3801 N. Keeler, will begin to give out Easter baskets to their clients’ children up to 12-years-old leading up to Easter on April 1.

Olive’s Neighborhood Garden for the Hungry is hosting its annual fundraiser on Saturday, April 7, from 3 to 6 pm at Rabbit’s Bar & Grill, 4945 W. Foster. There will be raffles for items donated by local businesses, and a cash prize!

Jefferson Park businesses looking to spruce up their storefronts or do any remodeling should apply for a $100,000 city grant. I will be hosting a meeting about this great city program at 10 am Thursday, March 29, at Weston’s, 4872 N. Milwaukee Ave.

16th District Police are hosting a seminar entitled Keeping Your Child Safe: A Conversation about Sexual Abuse and Internet Safety. The seminar is Tuesday, April 17, at 7 pm, at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence.

Meet outside the eastern entrance of the fieldhouse located at 3945 N. Springfield at 11 am on Saturday, March 17. Please dress for the weather. This event is open to the public but people should register in advance so that Openlands know how many people to expect.

Mather’s – Portage Park, 3235 N. Central

Mathers – Norwood Park, 7134 W. Higgins

Sun., March 18, 10 am-2 pm,Copernicus Center, Annex Space, 5214 W. Lawrence. TheJefferson Park Sunday Market continues in the annex space at the Copernicus Center. There is even a cash bar to make those brunches a little more interesting this winter. Cost of purchases. 

Sun., March 18, 2 pm, Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding.The Irving Park Fine Arts Committee presents Ling’s Classical Strings.Free.

Wed., March 21, 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 the 45th Ward beat map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Thur., March 22, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005.The senior enrichment seminar series hosts A Senior’s Guide to Property Tax Savings seminar. RSVP: 312-603-9233. Free.

Tue., March 27, 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., March 28, 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...

    March 16, 2018 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Early voting for the 2018 Primary Election continues through March 19 at 51 locations throughout the city. The closest location for 45th Ward residents is at the 16th District Police Station, 5151 N. Milwaukee.
    http://ward45.org

Mar 14

The Honeycomb Project added 12 new photos — a...

Thank you for supporting our recent project at the National Veterans Art MuseumMuseum We had so much fun hand printing thank you cards for veterans staying at the VA. Together we made over 45 letters and cards of gratitude. We want to say thank you to the Andersons for leading the project and to Moki from National Veterans Art Museum for hosting our group.


Mar 12

Updated Mar 13

The Cheapest Apartment Rentals In Portage Park, Explored

3451 N Laramie Ave. | Photos: Zumper

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5600 W Leland Ave. Listed at $795 / month, this 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment, located at 5600 West Leland...

4350 N Cicero Ave.

    The Cheapest Apartment Rentals In Portage Park, Explored
    Housing costs got you down? Though apartment hunting can be frustrating, there are deals to be had. So what does the low-end pricing on a rental in Portage Park look like these days--and what might you get for your money?
    http://abc7chicago.com

Mar 13

Man injured during South Side robbery among 4 found shot Monday

...after 9:20 p.m., police said. The teen was on the sidewalk in the 5700 block of West Irving Park Road when he heard gunfire and realized he was hit, police said. He was taken to...

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The man was in the 3600 block of South Winchester Avenue about 1:15 p.m. when someone shot him in the right buttock, according to a police media notification. The man was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was in good condition.

...unrelated shooting, a 44-year-old woman was shot in the left hand in the 11500 block of South Perry Avenue in the West Pullman neighborhood about 4:35 p.m., police said. The woman went...

...Hospital for a gunshot wound to the foot he said he suffered Sunday in the 3400 block of West 27th Street, according to police. The man said he was walking in the area when a car...

    Man injured during South Side robbery among 4 found shot Monday
    A 65-year-old man was shot during a robbery in the McKinley Park neighborhood on the South Side was one of at least four people found shot in Chicago since Monday afternoon, police said. The man was in the 3600 block of South Winchester Avenue about 1:15 p.m.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Mar 12

The Honeycomb Project added 16 new photos — a...

We're so excited that one of our hardest working volunteers and event committee member, Colleen Sanchez, celebrated her birthday with the Honeycomb Project this weekend! Her family along with a bunch more awesome families made cards for Veterans staying at the Jesse Brown VA! Have a birthday coming up and want to celebrate with Honeycomb? Contact our Development Manager Sean Blay at sean@thehoneycombproject.org


Mar 12

March 9, 2018 Update

The final auction will take place on Saturday, March 10, from 7-11 p m at Biagio, 4242 N. Central. Buy your early bird ticketsonline or in person before February 24.

Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett

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Swing by my office, 4754 N. Milwaukee, during office hours to pick one up!

16th District Police are hosting a seminar entitled Keeping Your Child Safe: A Conversation about Sexual Abuse and Internet Safety. The seminar is Tuesday, April 17, at 7 pm, at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence.

Meet outside the eastern entrance of the fieldhouse located at 3945 N. Springfield at 11 am on Saturday, March 17. Please dress for the weather. This event is open to the public but people should register in advance so that Openlands know how many people to expect.

16th District Police, along with 36th Ward Ald. Gilbert Villegas, are collecting Play-Doh to benefit the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Please drop off unused packages of Play-Doh at the 16th District Police Station, 5151 N. Milwaukee, through March 30.

Join Keeler Gardens, 3631 N. Keeler, for an afternoon of flowers and foliage on Saturday, March 10, from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm.

Mather’s – Portage Park, 3235 N. Central

Mathers – Norwood Park, 7134 W. Higgins

Sun., March 11, 8 am-1:30 pm, St. Robert Bellarmine Church, Kernaghan Hall (basement), 4646 N. Austin. St. Robert Bellarmine and St. Cornelius Boy Scout troops will be hosting their16th Annual Pancake...

Sunday, March 11, 3 pm, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner. The St. John’s concert series continues with anorgan recital by John W. W. Sherer...

Mon., March 12, 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 featuring CPD 17th District Commander Susan Moss. More info:online. Free.

Tue., March 13, 6:30 pm, Eden United Church of Christ, 5051 W. Gunnison. Eden UCC hostsWalking Together: Community Conversations on Mental Well-being. The second in its monthly...

Tue., March 13, 7 pm, Oriole Park, 5430 N. Olcott. Lean what you can do about crime during the 1613 beat meeting Find your beat at the 45th Ward beat map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

Tue., March 13, 7 pm, Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn.Learn what you can do about crime during the 1731 beat meeting. Find your beat at the45th Ward beat map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Wed., March 14, 7 pm, Athletic Field Park, 3546 W. Addison. Learn what you can do about crime during the1732-1733 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 45th Ward beat map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Sun., March 18, 10 am-2 pm,Copernicus Center, Annex Space, 5214 W. Lawrence. TheJefferson Park Sunday Market continues in the annex space at the Copernicus Center. There is even a cash bar to make those brunches a little more interesting this winter. Cost of purchases. 

Sun., March 18, 2 pm, Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding.The Irving Park Fine Arts Committee presents Ling’s Classical Strings.Free.

Wed., March 21, 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 the 45th Ward beat map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Thur., March 22, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005.The senior enrichment seminar series hosts A Senior’s Guide to Property Tax Savings seminar. RSVP: 312-603-9233. Free.

Tue., March 27, 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., March 28, 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...

Mar 10

Alderman John Arena is with Cyd Smillie at Fr...

Our local favorite Quay Tao brings out the art in his chefs, his food, and now his walls. #frunchroomchicago #loveyourlocal


Mar 09

Man Charged With Trying To Rob Bank In Old Irving Park

...police officers on patrol spotted Leclaire a short time later about a mile away, near Addison and Lavergne, and followed him to a home in the 4900 block of West Addison, according to...

...a mile away, near Addison and Lavergne, and followed him to a home in the 4900 block of West Addison, according to the charges. The officers didn’t see him go inside, but a witness...

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According to the charges, Leclaire walked up to a teller at the Bank of America branch at Irving Park Road and Kilpatrick Avenue around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, and handed her a note claiming he had a gun, and demanding $1,000.

    Man Charged With Trying To Rob Bank In Old Irving Park
    CHICAGO (CBS) - A 19-year-old man has been charged with trying to rob a bank in the Old Irving Park neighborhood, after he was arrested earlier this week when he holed up in a house in the neighboring Portage Park neighborhood. Charles M. Leclaire, of Rockford, has been charged with one count of attempted bank robbery.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Mar 07

Tornadoes and painful wipeouts. Film shows suburbanites' epic skateboard trip to New York

"Shred America" will be shown first where it all began: Chicago. The movie premiere is set for 7 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at The Patio Theater, 6008 W. Irving Park Road.

    Tornadoes and painful wipeouts. Film shows suburbanites' epic skateboard trip to New York
    While describing their new documentary film "Shred America," filmmakers Arthur Swidzinski and Mike Kosciesza joked that the movie is a lesson on how not to cross the country on a skateboard. That is probably true. But the movie also is a coming-of-age story that follows a group of four suburban friends on their amateur, highly publicized 2008 skateboard ride from Chicago to New York City.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Mar 07

Film documents suburbanites' epic skateboard road trip

"Shred America" will be shown first where it all began: Chicago. The movie premiere is set for 7 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at The Patio Theater, 6008 W. Irving Park Road.

    Film documents suburbanites' epic skateboard road trip
    While describing their new documentary film "Shred America," filmmakers Arthur Swidzinski and Mike Kosciesza joked that the movie is a lesson on how not to cross the country on a skateboard. That is probably true. But the movie also is a coming-of-age story that follows a group of four suburban friends on their amateur, highly publicized 2008 skateboard ride from Chicago to New York City.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Mar 06

Suspect in bank robbery attempt arrested after three-hour standoff in Old Irving Park

He ran into a house in the 4900 block of West Addison Street, according to police. Officers set a perimeter and searched the area.

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Police responded to a hold-up alarm at a bank in the 4600 block of West Irving Park Road about 10:45 a.m. and saw someone they believed to be a suspect fleeing the scene.

    Police search Old Irving Park neighborhood on Northwest Side after bank robbery
    Police were searching the Old Irving Park neighborhood for a bank robbery suspect Tuesday morning, Chicago police said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Mar 06

Large Police, SWAT Presence Reported in Portage Park

Chicago police said they received reports that a person who may have tried to rob a bank just before 11 a.m. in the 4600 block of West Irving Park Road may have also run into a home or building in the 4900 block of West Addison

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Chicago police said they received reports that a person who may have tried to rob a bank just before 11 a.m. in the 4600 block of West Irving Park Road may have also run into a home or building in the 4900 block of West Addison. 

The Chicago Transit Authority said no. 152 Addison buses were being temporarily rerouted via Addison, Laramie, Irving Park, Cicero and Addison

    Large Police, SWAT Presence Reported in Portage Park
    Police and SWAT descended on Chicago's Northwest Side following a report of an attempted bank robber who may have entered a home in the city's Portage Park neighborhood.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

Mar 06

SWAT surrounds home on Northwest Side following attempted bank robbery

3600-3629 N. Lamon Ave.

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The response follows an attempted bank robbery in the 4600 Block of Irving Park Road.

    SWAT surrounds home on Northwest Side following attempted bank robbery
    CHICAGO -- SWAT and police have surrounded a house in the 4900 block of West Addison Tuesday afternoon. The response follows an attempted bank robbery in the 4600 Block of Irving Park Road. CTA says 152 Addison buses have been temporarily rerouted in the area. No other information was provided.
    http://wgntv.com

Mar 06

SWAT Teams Surround Portage Park Home In Search For Bank Robbery Suspect

The suspect fled the scene, and might have entered a home in the 4900 block of West Addison Street, about a half mile away, police said. SWAT teams surrounded the home Tuesday afternoon.

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Chicago police responded to an attempted bank robbery around 10:45 a.m. at a bank near Irving Park Road and Kilpatrick Avenue.

    SWAT Teams Surround Portage Park Home In Search For Bank Robbery Suspect
    CHICAGO (CBS) - A Catholic school in the Portage Park neighborhood was on soft lockdown, and some CTA buses were rerouted Tuesday afternoon, as Chicago police surrounded a home in connection with a bank robbery attempt. Chicago police responded to an attempted bank robbery around 10:45 a.m.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Mar 06

Updated Mar 06

Fox 32 Chicago is live now.

SWAT SITUATION: The chopper is live over the Portage Park neighborhood where law enforcement have gathered around a residence in pursuit of a bank robbery suspect. The is the 4900 block of West Addison.

    Fox 32 Chicago
    SWAT SITUATION: The chopper is live over the Portage Park neighborhood where law enforcement have gathered around a residence in pursuit of a bank robbery suspect. The is the 4900 block of West Addison.
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