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TODAY! Portage Park Village meeting about sen...

TODAY! Portage Park Village meeting about senior safety WHEN: 2/21, 11am - 12:15pm WHERE: Portage Park Satellite Senior Center (4100 N Long) TOPICS: combating isolation + how to be a volunteer Spread the word!

    Alderman Margaret Laurino, 39th Ward
    TODAY! Portage Park Village meeting about senior safety WHEN: 2/21, 11am - 12:15pm WHERE: Portage Park Satellite Senior Center (4100 N Long) TOPICS: combating isolation + how to be a volunteer...
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February 16, 2018 Update

The 4400-block of North Major at 6:30 am February 3.

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

Liberty Tax Service, 4900 W. Irving Park, has partnered with the Irving Park Community Food Pantry, 3801 N. Keeler, again this tax season as a way to give back to our community.

The village meeting will take place on Wednesday, February 21, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Portage Park Senior Center, 4100 N. Long. If you have any questions ahead of the meeting, feel free to contact Sean Dolan at 312-744-9022 or atsean.dolan@cityofchicago.org.

Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett

Sun., Feb 18, 1-3 pm, Josi’s Frozen Yogurt, 4032 N. Milwaukee. Josi’s hosts their monthly No Apologies eventfor special needs family. At least one child...

Thur., Feb 22, 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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I’m pleased to announce that the first phase of construction of a new annex space at Prussing Elementary, 4650 N. Menard, began this Thursday.The new annex is expected to be completed by November this year.

In fall 2017, a new turf field was installed at Hitch Elementary, 5625 N. McVicker. The new fields at Schurz High School and Farnsworth Elementary are well underway, with draft designs presented to the Farnsworth community just this week.

The 5500-block of North Parkside at 4:00 pm on January 25;

The 5800-block of North Mason at 8:05 am on January 27;

The 5500-block of North Mango between 6:00 pm January 29 and 5:00 am January 30;

The 5700-block of West Ainslie between 7:00 pm January 30 and 9:00 am January 31; and

Parents/guardians, teachers, or clinicians can speak to the IT in person on Wednesday, February 21, between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm at the Center for Conflict Resolution, 11 E. Adams.

...from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm in the Irving Park Lutheran Church gym, 4057 N. Harding. Tickets cost $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and teens, $5 for kids ages 3...

The 18th annual Polar Plunge will take place on Sunday, March 4, at 10 am at North Avenue Beach, 1601 N. Lake Shore Drive. For more information on how you can participate in the Polar Plunge, please visit the Chicago Polar Plunge website.

The event will take place on Tuesday, February 20, from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence. Learn more and register online.

I hop you’ll take the opportunity, if you are able, to help further democracy and serve as an election judge. Apply online or download an application for this personally rewarding job at the Board of Election website, or pick up an application in my office, 4754 N. Milwaukee.

Applications to become a Chicago Police Officer will be open through February 28. The exam will be on Saturday, May 5, at McCormick Place, 2301 S. King Dr.

Liberty Tax Service, 4900 W. Irving Park, has partnered with the Irving Park Community Food Pantry, 3801 N. Keeler, again this tax season as a way to give back to our community.

Mather’s – Portage Park, 3235 N. Central

Mathers – Norwood Park, 7134 W. Higgins

Thur., Feb 20, 6-7:30 pm, West Belmont Public Library, 3104 N. Narragansett. Are you planning a rehab project in your bungalow or vintage home? Come be inspired...

Wed., Feb 21, 10:15-11 am,Jefferson Park Branch, 5363 W. Lawrence. Join in on the fun duringPreschool School Time. Stories, rhymes, songs, STEAM activities, and crafts. 3-5 years old. More info: 312-744-1998. Free.

Wed., Feb 21, 1:15 pm, Portage-Cragin Branch, 5108 W. Belmont.The Portage-Cragin branch hosts a three-week series of beginner classes focused around learning digital skills. This class will focus onIntermediate Email. Register: 312-744-0152.Free.

Wed., Feb 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 the45th ward map. More info: 312-742-4588.

Thur., Feb 22, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005.The senior enrichment seminar series hosts a Long-Term Care: Who Will Pay?seminar.RSVP: 312-603-9233.Free.

Sat., Feb 24,Independence Tap, 3932 W. Irving Park. Save the date for theWest Walker Winter Social. RSVP by Feb. 19 to Cindi Webber via email or 773-539-8346. No Cover Charge.

Sun., Feb 25, 5-7 pm, Irving Park Lutheran Church, Gym, 4100 N. Harding. Support the local non-profit Carlson Community Services during aSoup & Bread Benefit. More info: online.$15/adults; $10/seniors and teens; $5/kids 3-12; free/kids under 3.

Tue., Feb 27, 7 pm, Pasta D’Arte, 6311 N. Milwaukee. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during theGladstone Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting.Free.

Wed., Feb 28, 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., Mar 4, 5-10 pm, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox.Celebrate St. Patrick’s with the 11th annualWearing of the Green Dance; the official kick...

    February 16, 2018 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Please be advised that in observance of President's Day, my office will be closed on Saturday, February 17, and Monday, February 19. It will re-open on Tuesday, February 20, at 9:00 am. I'm pleased to announce that the first phase of construction of a new annex space at Prussing Elementary, 4650 N.
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Feb 14

February 9, 2018 Update

Liberty Tax Service, 4900 W. Irving Park, has partnered with the Irving Park Community Food Pantry, 3801 N. Keeler, again this tax season as a way to give back to our community.

The village meeting will take place on Wednesday, February 21, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Portage Park Senior Center, 4100 N. Long. If you have any questions ahead of the meeting, feel free to contact Sean Dolan at 312-744-9022 or atsean.dolan@cityofchicago.org.

Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett

Sat., Feb 10, 9:30 am, Austin-Irving Library, Community Room, 6100 W. Irving Park, 2nd Floor. Join fellow gardeners and neighbors for thePortage Park Garden Club’sfirst meeting of...

Thur., Feb 22, 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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Update on 5150 N. Northwest Highway

The 18th annual Polar Plunge will take place on Sunday, March 4, at 10 am at North Avenue Beach, 1601 N. Lake Shore Drive. For more information on how you can participate in the Polar Plunge, please visit the Chicago Polar Plunge website.

The event will take place on Tuesday, February 20, from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence. Learn more and register online.

I hop you’ll take the opportunity, if you are able, to help further democracy and serve as an election judge. Apply online or download an application for this personally rewarding job at the Board of Election website, or pick up an application in my office, 4754 N. Milwaukee.

Applications to become a Chicago Police Officer will be open through February 28. The exam will be on Saturday, May 5, at McCormick Place, 2301 S. King Dr.

Liberty Tax Service, 4900 W. Irving Park, has partnered with the Irving Park Community Food Pantry, 3801 N. Keeler, again this tax season as a way to give back to our community.

The Schurz High School boys’ basketball team has been invited to play at the United Center, 1901 W. Madison, at 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 10.

The event is on Saturday, February 10, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm in the recreation gym at the school, 4140 W. Addison. Tickets cost $25 per person and a table can seat up to 8. Registration forms are available at my website.

Students will meet in the community room at the 17th District Police Station, 4650 N. Pulaski, every Thursday from 4:00 to 5:00 pm.

Mather’s – Portage Park, 3235 N. Central

Mathers – Norwood Park, 7134 W. Higgins

Sat., Feb 10, 5 pm, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner.Celebrate Darwin Day with a conversation about climate change and the future of our food supply. Speakers Dr. William Bromer and Vicki Westerhoff will be in attendance. More info: online.Free.

Sat., Feb 10, 7:30 pm, St. Robert Bellarmine School, Kernaghan Hall, 4646 N. Austin.Adults ages 21 and older are invited to St. Robert Bellarmine’sBingo Blast. 14 games...

Mon., Feb 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. Free.

Tue., Feb 13, 6 pm, Eden United Church of Christ, 5051 W. Gunnison. Join Eden United for aMardi Gras Meal and MovieChocolat. Doors open at 6 pm. The...

Wed., Feb 14, 10:15-11 am,Jefferson Park Branch, 5363 W. Lawrence. Join in on the fun duringPreschool Story Time. Stories, rhymes, songs, STEAM activities, and crafts. 3-5 yeas old. More info: 312-744-1998. Free.

Wed., Feb 14, 1:15-2:15 pm, Portage-Cragin Branch, 5108 W. Belmont. The Portage-Cragin Branch hosts a three-week series of beginner classes focused around learning digital tools. This class will focus on Email Basics. Register: 312-744-0152. Free.

Wed., Feb 14, 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., Feb 14, 7 pm, Athletic 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., Feb 20, 6-7:30 pm, West Belmont Public Library, 3104 N. Narragansett. Are you planning a rehab project in your bungalow or vintage home? Come be inspired...

Thur., Feb 22, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005.The senior enrichment seminar series hosts a Long-Term Care: Who Will Pay?seminar.RSVP: 312-603-9233.Free.

Sat., Feb 24,Independence Tap, 3932 W. Irving Park. Save the date for theWest Walker Winter Social. RSVP by Feb. 19 to Cindi Webber via email or 773-539-8346. No Cover Charge.

Sun., Feb 25, 5-7 pm, Irving Park Lutheran Church, Gym, 4100 N. Harding. Support the local non-profit Carlson Community Services during aSoup & Bread Benefit. More info: online.$15/adults; $10/seniors and teens; $5/kids 3-12; free/kids under 3.

Tue., Feb 27, 7 pm, Pasta D’Arte, 6311 N. Milwaukee. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during theGladstone Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting.Free.

Wed., Feb 28, 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...

    February 9, 2018 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Please be advised that in observance of Lincoln's birthday, my office will be closed on Monday, February 12. It will re-open on Tuesday, February 13, at 9:00 am. I'm pleased to share an update on the development of 5150 N. Northwest Highway.
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Feb 14

Save the Date! WHAT: Portage Park Village me...

Save the Date! WHAT: Portage Park Village meeting about senior safety, combating isolation, and how to be a volunteer. WHEN: 2/21, 11am - 12:15pm WHERE: Portage Park Satellite Senior Center (4100 N Long.) Spread the word!

    Alderman Margaret Laurino, 39th Ward
    Save the Date! WHAT: Portage Park Village meeting about senior safety, combating isolation, and how to be a volunteer. WHEN: 2/21, 11am - 12:15pm WHERE: Portage Park Satellite Senior Center (4100 N...
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Feb 12

Where to get your paczki for Fat Tuesday at Chicago-area bakeries, restaurants

Montrose Deli: A variety of paczki at various prices: 79 cents for mini paczki; others are 99 cents, $1.19 and $1.59 depending on fillings. 5411 W. Montrose Ave., 773-725-6123, www.montrosedeli.com.

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Alliance Bakery: Six varieties will be offered Monday and Tuesday. Flavors such as raspberry rose, blueberry lemon, strawberry, cherry and apple are $3. Vanilla bean with a ganache topping is $3.25. 1736 W. Division St., 773-278-0366, www.alliance-bakery.com.

Andy’s Deli: Paczki are offered in a dozen flavors through Tuesday, priced at $1.39 a piece. 5452 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-631-7304, www.andysdeli.com.

Ann’s Bakery: Paczki are $1.20 apiece, special chocolate and strawberry and whipped cream paczki are $1.50. 2158 W. Chicago Ave., 773-384-5562.

Beverly Bakery & Cafe: A dozen flavors are offered, including apricot, blueberry, custard with a chocolate glaze, raspberry, pineapple and prune. Classic flavors are $1.99 each; fresh strawberry is $2.99. 10528 S. Western Ave., 773-238-5580, www.beverlycoffeeroasters.com.

Bittersweet: Four flavors are offered this year: vanilla bean cream, bittersweet chocolate cream, lemon curd and raspberry jam. Paczki are $3.50 each. 1114 W. Belmont Ave., 773- 929-1100, www.bittersweetpastry.com.

...hazelnut, strawberry and vanilla flavors, as well. Paczki on their own are two for $8. 11 W. Illinois St., 312-955-0439, www.bohochicago.com...

...whipped cream version is $1.30 each, the strawberry and whipped cream is $1.40. 2907 S. Archer Ave., 773-523-1121...

Cafe Selmarie: Five different paczki will be sold Tuesday. Lemon, custard with chocolate on top, and raspberry are $2.95 each; fresh banana with custard, and fresh strawberry with whipped cream are $3.95 each. 4729 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-989-5595, www.cafeselmarie.com.

...99). Craving packzi year-round? This last one is available as a regular weekend special. 2523 N. Clark St. (773) 244-9922, www.cafeviennachicago.com...

Dinkel’s Bakery: Thirteen varieties of paczki will be sold here through Tuesday. All are $1.89 each, except for the fresh strawberry and whipped cream version, which is $3.40. 3329 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-281-7300, www.dinkels.com.

Forest View: Choose from seven flavors, including raspberry, prune, apricot and blueberry. $1 each, available Monday and Tuesday. 6454 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-775-7740.

Gene’s Sausage Shop: Seven flavors will be offered Monday and Tuesday. Paczki are $1.99 each, save the fresh strawberries and cream, which are $2.49 each. 4750 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-728-7243, www.genessausage.com

Laramie Bakery and Deli: Paczki are priced at 99 cents, $1.69 and $1.99, depending on flavor. For Tuesday, place your order by Monday. 3012 N. Laramie Ave., 773-725-4965, www.laramiebakerydeli.com.

La Petite Pastry: Fifteen flavors at three different price levels. Start at $1.10 each for flavors like lemon, raspberry and apricot. Fresh fruit like apple, peach, strawberry and blueberry are $1.40. Include whipped cream, and it’s $1.65. 5610 W. 63rd St., 773-735-7383, www.lapetitepastry.com.

Roeser’s Bakery: Fifteen flavors will be available, priced from $1.35 to $1.92. Preorders are available but not required. 3216 W. North Ave., 773-489-6900, www.roeserscakes.com.

Scafuri Bakery: Twelve flavors will be offered, from raspberry to coconut to chocolate and cherry cheese. Prices range from $2.75 to $3.50. 1337 W. Taylor St., 312-733-8881, www.scafuribakery.com.

Sweet World Pastry: Prices remain unchanged from last year, with paczki at $1.29 each, except for strawberry and whipped cream at $1.89. 5450 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-792-5566.

Feb 07

Save the Date! WHAT: Portage Park Village me...

Save the Date! WHAT: Portage Park Village meeting about senior safety, combating isolation, and how to be a volunteer. WHEN: 2/21, 11am - 12:15pm WHERE: Portage Park Satellite Senior Center (4100 N Long.) Spread the word!

    Alderman Margaret Laurino, 39th Ward
    Save the Date! WHAT: Portage Park Village meeting about senior safety, combating isolation, and how to be a volunteer. WHEN: 2/21, 11am - 12:15pm WHERE: Portage Park Satellite Senior Center (4100 N...
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Feb 04

Updated Feb 07

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo.

Lost! #Chicago #IL #PortagePark (Warner & Milwaukee) Buster - Male Yorkie Poo. Black/Tan. Call 773-988-9258. Microchipped. Friendly. Cook County. 60641. Missing 02/02/2018. To see Buster’s location on the Helping Lost Pets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pID=2178018 More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2178018

    Lost Dogs Illinois
    Lost Dogs Illinois, Harvard, Illinois. 133K likes. http://www.lostdogsillinois.org/ 501 (c) 3 organization. Registered Illinois Charitable Organization. No More Homeless Pet Network Partner.
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Feb 05

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo.

Lost! #Chicago #IL #PortagePark (W Pensacola & N Central Ave) Brownie - Male Yorkshire Terrier Yorkie. Tan/Brown. Call 773-699-8421. Friendly. Cook County. 60634. Missing 02/05/2018. To see Brownie’s location on the Helping Lost Pets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pID=2179032 More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2179032

    Lost Dogs Illinois
    Lost Dogs Illinois, Harvard, Illinois. 133K likes. http://www.lostdogsillinois.org/ 501 (c) 3 organization. Registered Illinois Charitable Organization. No More Homeless Pet Network Partner.
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Feb 05

February 2, 2018 Update

Liberty Tax Service, 4900 W. Irving Park, has partnered with the Irving Park Community Food Pantry, 3801 N. Keeler, again this tax season as a way to give back to our community.

The village meeting will take place on Wednesday, February 21, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Portage Park Senior Center, 4100 N. Long. If you have any questions ahead of the meeting, feel free to contact Sean Dolan at 312-744-9022 or atsean.dolan@cityofchicago.org.

Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett

Sat., Feb 10, 9:30 am, Austin-Irving Library, Community Room, 6100 W. Irving Park, 2nd Floor. Join fellow gardeners and neighbors for thePortage Park Garden Club’sfirst meeting of...

Thur., Feb 22, 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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St. John’s Episcopal Church will host their annual Mardi Gras Party on Saturday, February 3, at 6:00 pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner.

I hop you’ll take the opportunity, if you are able, to help further democracy and serve as an election judge. Apply online or download an application for this personally rewarding job at the Board of Election website, or pick up an application in my office, 4754 N. Milwaukee.

Applications to become a Chicago Police Officer will be open through February 28. The exam will be on Saturday, May 5, at McCormick Place, 2301 S. King Dr.

Liberty Tax Service, 4900 W. Irving Park, has partnered with the Irving Park Community Food Pantry, 3801 N. Keeler, again this tax season as a way to give back to our community.

The Schurz High School boys’ basketball team has been invited to play at the United Center, 1901 W. Madison, at 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 10.

The event is on Saturday, February 10, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm in the recreation gym at the school, 4140 W. Addison. Tickets cost $25 per person and a table can seat up to 8. Registration forms are available at my website.

Students will meet in the community room at the 17th District Police Station, 4650 N. Pulaski, every Thursday from 4:00 to 5:00 pm.

Mather’s – Portage Park, 3235 N. Central

Mathers – Norwood Park, 7134 W. Higgins

The Department of Procurement Services (DPS) is hosting a construction summit on Wednesday, February 7, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the JLM Center, 2622 W. Jackson.

Sat., Feb 3, 6-7:30 pm, North Park Nature Center, 5801 N. Pulaski.The Citizens Utility Board hosts a Home Energy Savings & Sustainability Workshop. Free.

Tue., Feb 6, 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. 

Wed., Feb 7, 10:15-11 am,Jefferson Park Branch, 5363 W. Lawrence. Join in on the fun duringPreschool Story Time. Stories, rhymes, songs, STEAM activities, and crafts. 3-5 years old. More info: 312-744-1998. Free.

Wed., Feb 7, 1:15-2:15 pm,Portage-Cragin Branch, 5108 W. Belmont. The Portage-Cragin Branch hosts a three-week series of beginner classes focused around learning digital tools. This class will focus onUsing a Mouse and Keyboard. Register: 312-744-0152. Free.

Thur., Feb 8, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005.The senior enrichment seminar series hosts aNavigating Foreclosure: What Happens When You Get Served with Foreclosure Papers? seminar. RSVP: 312-603-9233. Free.

Sat., Feb 10, 7:30 pm, St. Robert Bellarmine School, Kernaghan Hall, 4646 N. Austin.Adults ages 21 and older are invited to St. Robert Bellarmine’sBingo Blast. 14 games...

Mon., Feb 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. Free.

Wed., Feb 14, 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., Feb 14, 7 pm, Athletic 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.

Sun., Feb 25, 5-7 pm, Irving Park Lutheran Church, Gym, 4100 N. Harding. Support the local non-profit Carlson Community Services during aSoup & Bread Benefit. More info: online.Donations accepted.

Tue., Feb 27, 7 pm, Pasta D’Arte, 6311 N. Milwaukee. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during theGladstone Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting.Free.

Wed., Feb 28, 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...

    February 2, 2018 Update
    Dear Neighbor, St. John's Episcopal Church will host their annual Mardi Gras Party on Saturday, February 3, at 6:00 pm at St. John's Episcopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner. Just $30 will give you access to an evening full of delight. The Cajun Connoisseur will be dishing up Nor Orleans cuisine followed with festive music from Joe Lill.
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Feb 05

The Honeycomb Project added 18 new photos — a...

Thank you to all the Honeycomb families that came to the National Veterans Art Museum this past Saturday, to hand print valentines for veterans being served at Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. Together we made over 45 valentines and thank you letters. We want to thank the Andersons for leading the project and Moki from the museum for helping host the families! Finally a big thank you to Andy Diaz for speaking to the group about his experience as a veteran.

    The Honeycomb Project
    Thank you to all the Honeycomb families that came to the National Veterans Art Museum this past Saturday, to hand print valentines for veterans being served at Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. Together...
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Feb 04

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo.

Lost! #Chicago #IL #Dunning (Major & Eddy) Ninja Che Che - Male Pomeranian. Black. Call 312-608-2289.Microchipped. Friendly. Cook County. 60634. Missing 02/04/2018. To see Ninja Che Che’s location on the Helping Lost Pets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pID=2177944 More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2177944

    Lost Dogs Illinois
    Lost Dogs Illinois, Harvard, Illinois. 133K likes. http://www.lostdogsillinois.org/ 501 (c) 3 organization. Registered Illinois Charitable Organization. No More Homeless Pet Network Partner.
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Jan 29

Alderman John Arena shared Six Corners Associ...

Who's hungry for butterburgers, custard, and cheese curds? Culver's, 4939 W. Irving Park, is officially open for business.

    Six Corners Association
    Six Corners Association, Chicago, Illinois. 6.6K likes. Six Corners is a walkable, historic shopping district in Portage Park, poised as the downtown of Chicago's Northwest side.
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Jan 26

January 26, 2018 Update

The 5900-block of West Montrose between 8:00 am and 3:30 pm January 23; and

Six Corners Association will transform the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee, into a honky tonk hub of fried chicken, craft beer, and dancing in an effort to raise money for the organization’s economic development efforts in Chicago’s Portage Park community.

Liberty Tax Service, 4900 W. Irving Park, has partnered with the Irving Park Community Food Pantry, 3801 N. Keeler, again this tax season as a way to give back to our community.

The village meeting will take place on Wednesday, February 21, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Portage Park Senior Center, 4100 N. Long. If you have any questions ahead of the meeting, feel free to contact Sean Dolan at 312-744-9022 or atsean.dolan@cityofchicago.org.

See what students created this past year at Baltic Art Studio, 4346 N. Milwaukee. This event will showcase the beautiful fused glass pieces students made over the past year. Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn more information about upcoming classes and techniques.

Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett

Sun., Jan 28, 11:30 am-1:30 pm, Pope Francis Global Academy, West Campus, 6143 W. Irving Park. Following mass at 9:30 am, Pope Francis Global Academy will host an Open House. More info:online 773-736-8806. Free.

Sun., Jan 28, 12-1:30 pm, St. Bartholomew School, 4941 W. Patterson.Following mass, St. Bartholomew School will host an Open House. More info: online.Free. 

Wed., Jan 31, 10 am, St. Bartholomew, Krueger Hall, 4910 W. Addison.Grandparents or caregivers are invited to join St. Bartholomew School with their little one for...

Sat., Feb 10, 9:30 am, Austin-Irving Library, Community Room, 6100 W. Irving Park, 2nd Floor. Join fellow gardeners and neighbors for thePortage Park Garden Club’sfirst meeting of...

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Spend your Sunday in the annex space at the Copernicus Center, 5214 W. Lawrence, and support the Jefferson Park Sunday Market. There is even a cash bar to make those brunches a little more interesting this winter.

The incident occurred at about 4:30  pm when a child was walking home through the alley in the area of Lawndale and Grace. The man pictured above walked over to the child and showed her explicit pictures on his cell phone.

The 5600-block of North Meade between 4:00 pm and 8:30 pm January 13;

The 5700-block of North Mulligan at 7:30 pm January 18;

The 5000-block of North Menard between 2:00 pm and 7:45 pm January 23.

Staff members from Commissioner Gainer and Commissioner Fritchey’s office will be available to assist with exemption forms and answer questions. Come by my office, 4754 N. Milwaukee between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm on Thursday, February 1 for a Property Tax Exemption Workshop.

Liberty Tax Service, 4900 W. Irving Park, has partnered with the Irving Park Community Food Pantry, 3801 N. Keeler, again this tax season as a way to give back to our community.

St. John’s Episcopal Church will host their annual Mardi Gras Party on Saturday, February 3, at 6:00 pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner.

The Schurz High School boys’ basketball team has been invited to play at the United Center, 1901 W. Madison, at 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 10.

The event is on Saturday, February 10, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm in the recreation gym at the school, 4140 W. Addison. Tickets cost $25 per person and a table can seat up to 8. Registration forms are available at my website.

Students will meet in the community room at the 17th District Police Station, 4650 N. Pulaski, every Thursday from 4:00 to 5:00 pm.

Mather’s – Portage Park, 3235 N. Central

Mathers – Norwood Park, 7134 W. Higgins

The Department of Procurement Services (DPS) is hosting a construction summit on Wednesday, February 7, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the JLM Center, 2622 W. Jackson.

Sun., Jan 28, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, Pope Francis Global Academy, North Campus, 6040 W. Ardmore.Following mass at 9:30, Pope Francis Global Academy will host an Open House. More info:online or 773-763-7080. Free.

Sun., Jan 28, 10:30 am-1:30 pm, St. Edward School, 4343 W. Sunnyside. Tour campus, meet teachers, parents, and students during Catholic Schools Week Discovery Sunday Open House. More info: onlineor 773-736-9133.Free.

Sun., Jan 28, 2 pm, Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding.Irving Park Fine Arts presentsNois Saxophone Quartet. Free.

Tue., Jan 30, 12-1 pm, Eden United Church of Christ, 5051 W. Gunnison. The weekly Lunch and Learn series hosts a Community and Mental Healthdiscussion. Discuss the significance...

Tue., Jan 30, 7 pm, Pasta D’Arte, 6311 N. Milwaukee. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during theGladstone Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting.Free.

Wed., Jan 31, 7 pm, Basement Auditorium of the Congregational Church, 5320 W. Giddings. Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during theJefferson Park Neighborhood Associationmeeting. Policy...

Tue., Feb 6, 7 pm,Independence Park Bungalow, 3945 N. Springfield. Join neighbors to learn how you can participate in supporting your neighborhood at the monthlyGIPNA Board Meeting. Free. 

Mon., Feb 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. Free.

Wed., Feb 14, 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., Feb 14, 7 pm, Athletic 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.

    January 26, 2018 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Spend your Sunday in the annex space at the Copernicus Center, 5214 W. Lawrence, and support the Jefferson Park Sunday Market. There is even a cash bar to make those brunches a little more interesting this winter. The market will run from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm on Sunday, February 28.
    http://ward45.org

Jan 23

Updated Jan 26

Please join officers from the 16th District C...

Please join officers from the 16th District Chicago Police Department and me for an outdoor roll call followed by a community meeting this Thursday, January 25, at 7 pm at St. John's Lutheran Church, 4939 W. Montrose.

    Alderman John Arena
    Please join officers from the 16th District Chicago Police Department and me for an outdoor roll call followed by a community meeting this Thursday, January 25, at 7 pm at St. John's Lutheran Church,...
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  • Not an Obama fan at all but no room here for racist comments. Guess for some it's easy to make anonymous comments.

  • Weebis Politically Incorrect Thought Criminal

    Retired, I was just paraphrasing Obama's infamous comment regarding the Trayvon Martin case, so if my comment is "racist," so was his.

Jan 26

Taft Night Out

Friday, February 23, 6-11 PM • Biagio Cafe, 4242 N. Central

    Taft Night Out : Edgebrook Community Association
    Taft High School announces Taft Night Out 2018 featuring the Second Hand Soul Band! The event will be held at Biagio Cafe, 4242 N. Central, on Friday, February 23 from 6-11 pm and will include dancing, dinner, cash bar, a silent auction and raffles.
    http://edgebrookcommunity.org

Jan 26

Portage Park Mtg. Feb. 21

The village meeting will take place on Wednesday, February 21, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Portage Park Senior Center, 4100 N. Long. If you have any questions ahead of the meeting, feel free to contact Sean Dolan at 312-744-9022 or at sean.dolan@cityofchicago.org.

    Portage Park Mtg. Feb. 21
    Are you interested in making the Portage Park neighborhood and surrounding area more age-friendly? Would you like to help isolated older adults make connections? The Department of Family and Support Services is hosting a meeting where interested residents can learn more about this initiative and sign up to volunteer.
    http://ward45.org

Jan 25

January 20, 2018 Update

Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett

Six Corners Association will transform the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee, into a honky tonk hub of fried chicken, craft beer, and dancing in an effort to raise money for the organization’s economic development efforts in Chicago’s Portage Park community.

The closest recycling locations for 45th Ward residents are at Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma, and Portage Park, 4100 N. Long.

Tue., Jan 23, 9-10 am, Community First Medical Center, 5645 W. Addison. In honor of thyroid awareness month, Community First Medical Center will provide TSH Screenings fora  fee of $10. No fasting required. Register: 773-282-7000. $10.

Sun., Jan 28, 11:30 am-1:30 pm, Pope Francis Global Academy, West Campus, 6143 W. Irving Park. Following mass at 9:30 am, Pope Francis Global Academy will host an Open House. More info:online 773-736-8806. Free.

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...55 pm on Tuesday, January 16, a 15-year-old female was walking on the 5300-block of North Natoma Avenue when a male in a vehicle motioned to her. The offender continued to follow the...

Teska will host the third Jefferson Park Station Area Master Plan community open house from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on Monday, January 22nd at the Copernicus Center Annex, 5214 W. Lawrence Avenue in Chicago.

Staff members from Commissioner Gainer and Commissioner Fritchey’s office will be available to assist with exemption forms and answer questions. Come by my office, 4754 N. Milwaukee between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm on Thursday, February 1 for a Property Tax Exemption Workshop.

Jefferson Park’s newest addition, Connect Gallery at 4968 N. Milwaukee, will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony event at 7:00 pm followed by a  grand opening event with hors d’oeuvres and wine on Friday, January 26.

The event is on Saturday, February 10, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm in the recreation gym at the school, 4140 W. Addison. Tickets cost $25 per person and a table can seat up to 8. Registration forms are available at my website.

Mather’s – Portage Park, 3235 N. Central

Mathers – Norwood Park, 7134 W. Higgins

Peoples Gas Work on Winnemac and Cicero

KSE contractors will begin working in the street, sidewalks, and parkways to install the new gas main at Winnemac and Cicero and then move to the intersection of Lamon and Ainslie.

The closest recycling locations for 45th Ward residents are at Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma, and Portage Park, 4100 N. Long.

The Department of Procurement Services (DPS) is hosting a construction summit on Wednesday, February 7, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the JLM Center, 2622 W. Jackson.

1400 W. Washington Blvd.

Thur., Jan 25, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005.The senior enrichment seminar series hosts a Reverse Mortgages: What You Should Know to Make An Informed Decision. RSVP: 312-603-9233.Free. 

Sun., Jan 28, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, Pope Francis Global Academy, North Campus, 6040 W. Ardmore.Following mass at 9:30, Pope Francis Global Academy will host an Open House. More info:online or 773-763-7080. Free.

Sun., Jan 28, 10:30 am-1:30 pm, St. Edward School, 4343 W. Sunnyside. Tour campus, meet teachers, parents, and students during Catholic Schools Week Discovery Sunday Open House. More info: onlineor 773-736-9133.Free.

Sun., Jan 28, 2 pm, Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding.Irving Park Fine Arts presentsNois Saxophone Quartet. Free.

Tue., Jan 30, 7 pm, Pasta D’Arte, 6311 N. Milwaukee. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during theGladstone Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting.Free.

Wed., Jan 31, 7 pm, Basement Auditorium of the Congregational Church, 5320 W. Giddings. Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during theJefferson Park Neighborhood Associationmeeting. Policy...

    January 20, 2018 Update
    Dear Neighbor, The Chicago Police Department has announced leadership changes that go into effect beginning February 1. As a part of these bittersweet changes, 17th District Commander Elias Voulgaris will be reassigned to the Office of Emergency Management and Communications, where he will coordinate between OEMC and CPD offices to provide a higher level of service during routine service calls.
    http://ward45.org

Jan 23

Culver's opens first Chicago location in Bronzeville

...South Side.A second location will open on Monday in the Portage Park neighborhood at 4939 W. Irving Park.Culver's opened in the 1980s in Wisconsin...

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...Bronzeville neighborhood.The Wisconsin staple, known for its butterburgers, cheese curbs and custard, opened at 3355 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Drive on the South Side.A second location will open on Monday in the Portage Park...

    Culver's opens first Chicago location in Bronzeville
    Culver's opened its first Chicago location on Tuesday in the Bronzeville neighborhood. The Wisconsin staple, known for its butterburgers, cheese curbs and custard, opened at 3355 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Drive on the South Side. A second location will open on Monday in the Portage Park neighborhood at 4939 W.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Jan 22

Alderman John Arena shared Six Corners Associ...

Your wait for a Butterburger is almost over! Culver's opening on Jan 29, 4939 W Irving Park at Six Corners.


Jan 22

Alderman John Arena shared Six Corners's vide...

Your wait for a Butterburger is almost over! Culver's opening on Jan 29, 4939 W Irving Park at Six Corners.


Jan 19

Updated Jan 22

Grandmother, Reading Bible, Victim Of Car Jacking

She was outside of a school in the 4900 block of West Montrose, waiting to pick up her grandchildren and reading a bible.

    Grandmother, Reading Bible, Victim Of Car Jacking
    CHICAGO (CBS) - A 72-year-old woman was the victim of a car jacking in Chicago, the latest in a rash of them in the city. She was outside of a school in the 4900 block of West Montrose, waiting to pick up her grandchildren and reading a bible.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Jan 19

Updated Jan 22

Grandmother carjacked during school pickup on NW Side

It happened Thursday afternoon outside St. John's Lutheran School, 4939 W. Montrose Ave.

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59-99 W. Jackson Blvd.

    Grandmother carjacked during school pickup on NW Side
    CHICAGO -- Chicago police are looking for a suspects in the armed carjacking of a grandmother while she was picking up her grandchildren at school on the Northwest Side. It happened Thursday afternoon outside St. John's Lutheran School, 4939 W. Montrose Ave.
    http://wgntv.com

Jan 19

Updated Jan 21

Woman carjacked at gunpoint while waiting to pick up grandchildren at Portage Park school

The woman, 72, was sitting in her car at St. John's Lutheran School in the 4900 block of West Montrose Drive around 2 p.m. Thursday when a small silver hatchback pulled up and a gunman walked up, police said.

    Woman carjacked at gunpoint while waiting to pick up grandchildren at Portage Park school
    A woman waiting to pick up her two grandchildren was carjacked at gunpoint while parked at a grade school in Portage Park on the Northwest Side, according to the school and Chicago police. The woman, 72, was sitting in her car at St. John's Lutheran School in the 4900 block of West Montrose Drive around 2 p.m.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • 2010 white Toyota Camry

  • They use the cars to commit other crimes,and get a slap on the hand,from states atty. KIM FOX!

Jan 19

Report: Culver's to Open 2nd Chicago Location

 The Portage Park location will be located in the 4900 block of West Irving Park Road, according to the company’s website.

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The Bronzeville location, which is set to open on Jan. 23, will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday to celebrate its opening day. That store will be located at 3356 South King Drive, and will feature the company’s signature assortment of butter burgers, frozen custard, and concrete mixers. 

    Report: Culver's to Open 2nd Chicago Location
    Chicago will get its first new Culver's in over a decade next week, but it will reportedly take less than a week for a second location to open its doors. According to Eater Chicago, a second location in Portage Park is scheduled to open on Jan.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

Jan 19

Woman carjacked at gunpoint while waiting to pick up grandchildren at Portage Park school

The woman, 72, was sitting in her car at St. John's Lutheran School in the 4900 block of West Montrose Drive around 2 p.m. Thursday when a small silver hatchback pulled up and a gunman walked up, police said.

    Woman carjacked at gunpoint while waiting to pick up grandchildren at Portage Park school
    A woman waiting to pick up her two grandchildren was carjacked at gunpoint while parked at a grade school in Portage Park on the Northwest Side, according to the school and Chicago police. The woman, 72, was sitting in her car at St. John's Lutheran School in the 4900 block of West Montrose Drive around 2 p.m.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jan 19

Grandmother carjacked during school pickup on NW Side

It happened Thursday afternoon outside St. John's Lutheran School, 4939 W. Montrose Ave.

    Grandmother carjacked during school pickup on NW Side
    CHICAGO -- Chicago police are looking for a suspects in the armed carjacking of a grandmother while she was picking up her grandchildren at school on the Northwest Side. It happened Thursday afternoon outside St. John's Lutheran School, 4939 W. Montrose Ave.
    http://cltv.com

Jan 19

Chicago’s Second Culver’s to Open Six Days After the City’s First

...because popular Wisconsin-based fast-food chain Culver’s will open its Portage Park outpost (4939 W. Irving Park Road) on January 29 at 10 a.m., according to an employee in a video tour...

    Chicago's Second Culver's to Open Six Days After the City's First
    After having none for decades, Chicagoans will have two new spots to eat "butterburgers" open within less than a week of each other. That's because popular Wisconsin-based fast-food chain Culver's will open its Portage Park outpost (4939 W.
    https://chicago.eater.com

Jan 17

Updated Jan 17

Chicago’s First Culver’s to Open Next Week

...in limbo, the Portage Park location could open by the end of the month at 4939 W. Irving Park Road...

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Chicago’s first Culver’s is set to open on Tuesday in Bronzeville at 3357 S. King Drive. The fast-food chain, which peddles burgers served on buttered buns, already has restaurants in...

Meanwhile, there’s no word on the third location in Wrigleyville at 3500 N. Clark Street. That location has been in the works since 2014, before the new development around Wrigley Field really kicked into gear. RedEye first reported the news.

    Chicago's First Culver's to Open Next Week
    Chicago's first Culver's is set to open on Tuesday in Bronzeville at 3357 S. King Drive. The fast-food chain, which peddles burgers served on buttered buns, already has restaurants in the suburbs and for the last few years has been flirting with Chicago locations in Bronzeville, Wrigleyville, and Portage Park.
    https://chicago.eater.com

Jan 12

Updated Jan 17

Cam’ron continues his reign as the weirdo rap king

Fri 1/19, 8 PM, Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee, $24.99-$55, 17+

    Cam'ron continues his reign as the weirdo rap king
    Harlem's Cam'ron is the undisputed king of out-there, freaky rappers, having paved the way for weirdo individualism in hip-hop with his wardrobe of ankle-length mink coats and head-to-toe, bright-pink get-ups, his idiosyncratic slurred flow, his numerous public feuds with all sorts of rap stars, and his incredibly tense on-air confrontation with Bill O'Reilly in 2003.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

  • Curious, what are these acts that willfully incite shootings?

  • Eric Pepeson NW-side deplorable, based-stickman, commie-crusher

    I would say acts that glorify and incite a culture of thuggery, bling bling and lawlessness. Acts with messages about beating up women, killing police and being a gangster. Just saying...

Jan 17

I hope you'll be able to join members of the ...

I hope you'll be able to join members of the 16th District Chicago Police, Alderman Sposato, and myself for an outdoor roll call at the intersection of Laramie and Berteau on Friday, January 19, at 6:30 pm. This is a great chance to meet and thank officers who work hard to keep our community safe. I hope to see you there.

    Alderman John Arena
    I hope you'll be able to join members of the 16th District Chicago Police, Alderman Sposato, and myself for an outdoor roll call at the intersection of Laramie and Berteau on Friday, January 19, at...
    https://www.facebook.com

Jan 16

The Honeycomb Project added 8 new photos — at...

We want to say thank you to all our volunteers who came National Veterans Art Museum to make birthday cards for veterans staying at Jesse Brown VAMC! Together we made over 30 cards and wrote over 40 thank you letters. We want to say thank you to our leaders Nick and Sarah for leading the project. Last we want to say a BIG thank you to Moki from the NVAM for hosting us and Ned a veteran artist for speaking to our families!

    The Honeycomb Project
    We want to say thank you to all our volunteers who came National Veterans Art Museum to make birthday cards for veterans staying at Jesse Brown VAMC! Together we made over 30 cards and wrote over 40...
    https://www.facebook.com

Jan 16

Free Tax Preparation Assistance

Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett

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Mather’s – Portage Park, 3235 N. Central

Mathers – Norwood Park, 7134 W. Higgins

    Free Tax Preparation Assistance
    Eligible individuals and families with children could receive up to $7,202 from the federal and stated Earned Income Tax Credit alone, and that's not including other valuable credits. Many Chicagoans may not claim all the income tax credits they deserve without the help of knowledgeable preparers.
    http://ward45.org

Jan 10

11 Happy Hour Specials to Try In Chicago Now

PORTAGE PARK— Community Tavern, 4038 N. Milwaukee Avenue

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ANDERSONVILLE— Hutch American Kitchen + Bar, 1477 W. Winnemac Avenue

BRIDGEPORT— The Duck Inn, 2701 S. Eleanor Street

DUNNING— Fizz Eatery and Soda Fountain, 7958 W. Belmont Avenue

FULTON MARKET— Regards to Edith, 326 N. Morgan Street

LINCOLN PARK— King Crab House, 1816 N. Halsted Street

The latest iteration of King Crab, back at the original location near the corner of Halsted and Willow, has $4 house wines, $5 draft beers and cocktails — including their Mai Tai.

THE LOOP— Raised, 1 W. Wacker Drive

PILSEN— Alulu Brewpub, 2011 S. Laflin Street

STREETERVILLE— The Albert, inside The Hotel EMC2, 228 E. Ontario Street

WEST LOOP— Bin 36, 161 N. Jefferson Street

WICKER PARK— Black Bull, 1721 W. Division Street

WICKER PARK— Estelle’s, 2013 W. North Avenue

    11 Happy Hour Specials to Try In Chicago Now
    Happy hour specials are important. The discounted prices are a great tool to bring Chicagoans into bars and restaurants no matter the weather. It's been almost three years since state lawmakers legalized happy hour, lifting obsolete restrictions that prevented restaurant and bar owners from offer discounts on alcoholic drinks.
    https://chicago.eater.com

Jan 08

Thank you for this announcement Mr.Villegas!

Thank you for this announcement Mr.Villegas!

    Alderman Gilbert Villegas
    http://www.36thward.org

Jan 08

Interested in learning how to appeal property...

Interested in learning how to appeal property taxes? Head to Chopin Park Auditorium (3420 N. Long Avenue) tonight for a workshop hosted by Board of Review Commissioner Mike Cabonargi. The workshop begins at 6 PM sharp, staff will be there to answer questions about your property taxes. For more information, please check out our upcoming events.

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Jan 08

Ward Night tonight from 5 - 7 PM at the 35th ...

Ward Night tonight from 5 - 7 PM at the 35th Ward Logan Square office located at 2710 N. Sawyer. Come meet with me on a first-come, first-served basis. Interested in learning how to appeal property taxes? Head to Chopin Park Auditorium (3420 N. Long Avenue) tonight for a workshop hosted by Board of Review Commissioner Mike Cabonargi. The workshop begins at 6 PM sharp, staff will be there to answer questions about your property taxes. For more information, please check out our upcoming events.

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Jan 08

4 Killed, 15 Wounded In Chicago Weekend Shootings

...Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side. A 31-year-old man was outside in the 5400 block of West Eddy when someone shot his right leg from a passing vehicle, police said. He was taken...

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...old was shot in the chest and arm just after 4 p.m. in the 700 block of North Christiana, according to Chicago Police. Officers found him unresponsive and initially took him in serious condition...

...1:30 p.m., the 49-year-old was involved in an argument in the 400 block of North Laramie when someone fired shots, striking him in the leg, police said. He was taken to...

...out a gun and shot him in the head about 1 p.m. in the 7200 block of South May, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. Trennis, who lived...

...Austin neighborhood on the West Side. A 35-year-old man was standing in the 5300 block of West Lake Street when someone shot him in the chest, police said. He was found nearby after collapsing...

...shot him in the chest, police said. He was found nearby after collapsing in the 300 block of North Lorel. Paramedics took him to Stroger Hospital, where was pronounced dead. A silver vehicle was seen...

...Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side. He was walking on the sidewalk in the 1200 block of North Springfield when someone in a dark car fired shots in his direction, police said. He was...

...the Near West Side. He was on a sidewalk about 8 p.m. in the 1400 block of West Washburne when he heard shots and felt pain, police said. His condition was stabilized at Stroger...

...to the 30-year-old and opened fire about 7:30 p.m. in the 1900 block of North Sawyer, police said. Paramedics took him to Norwegian American Hospital, where he was in good condition...

    4 Killed, 15 Wounded In Chicago Weekend Shootings
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Four people were killed and 15 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago over the weekend. The most recent fatal shooting happened Sunday afternoon when a man was killed in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. The 53-year-old was shot in the chest and arm just after 4 p.m.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Jan 05

January 5, 2018 Update

The closest recycling locations for 45th Ward residents are at Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma, and Portage Park, 4100 N. Long.

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The closest recycling locations for 45th Ward residents are at Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma, and Portage Park, 4100 N. Long.

The Northwest Chicago Historical Society in partnership with the Edgebrook Library presents “Chicago Tribune’s Chicago Flashback” on Wednesday, January 17 at 6:00 pm at the Edgebrook Library, 5331 W. Devon.

1400 W. Washington Blvd.

Tue., Jan 9, 11 am,17th District Police Station, Community Room, 4650 N Pulaski. The Domestic Violence Liaison Officer and community partners host a Domestic Violence Sub-Committee Meeting. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Tue., Jan 9, 7 pm, Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn.Learn what you can do about crime during the1731 beat meeting. Find your beat at the17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588.Free.

Wed. Jan 10, 7 pm, Athletic Park Fieldhouse, 3546 W. Addison. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1732-1733 beat meeting. Find your beat at the17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588.Free.

Thur., Jan 11, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005.The senior enrichment seminar series hosts a Powers of Attorney and Advance Directives: When, What, and Why? seminar. RSVP: 312-603-9233.Free.

Sat., Jan 13, 5 pm, St. John’s Episcopal, 3857 N. Kostner. Back by popular demand! Don’t miss this celebration of peace and love – an ancient...

Sat., Jan 13, doors open 5:30 pm, show at 7 pm, Our Lady of Victory Parish Hall, Laramie & Sunnyside. Our Lady of Victory presents Elvis Tribute, Featuring Ronnie Vegas. Admission includes a beef sandwich, salad, chips, dessert. Beer and wine cash bar. More info and tickets:Event website.$25.

Tue., Jan 16, 1-3 pm, 16th District Police Station, Community Room, 5151 N. Milwaukee. Learn about personal property and safety crimes that target seniors during the Senior Meeting. Refreshments served and BINGO games with great prizes. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

Wed., Jan 17, 6 pm, 2444 W. 16th Street, Suite 3E.Empower yourself with the tools for success during a Chicago Women in Trades...

Thur.,  Jan 18, 4-5:30 pm, Portage-Cragin Branch, Community Room, 5108 W. Belmont. Kids ages 7 and older can play Giant Word Winter. Sign up: 312-744-0152. Free.

Thur., Jan 18, 5-6:30 pm, Belding Elementary, 4257 N. Tripp. Belding hosts Winter Wellness Fest. Engages students and families around the importance of eating well...

Sun., Jan 28, 10 am-2 pm, Copernicus Center, Annex Space, 5214 W. Lawrence. The Jefferson 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.

Tue., Jan 30, 7 pm, Pasta D’Arte, 6311 N. Milwaukee. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during the Gladstone Park Neighborhood Association monthly meeting.Free.

Wed., Jan 31, 7 pm, Basement Auditorium of the Congregational Church, 5320 W. Giddings. Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during the Jefferson Park Neighborhood Association...

    January 5, 2018 Update
    Dear Neighbor, I would like to remind residents of the Jefferson Township that they have through Tuesday, January 9, to submit their their property tax assessment with the Cook County Board of Review. The Cook County Board of Review has set up an online portal to help simplify the appeal process.
    http://ward45.org

Jan 02

City of Chicago Annual Tree Recyling Program

• Portage Park, 4100 N. Long Ave.

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• Bessemer Park, 8930 S. Muskegon Ave.

• Clark Park, 3400 N. Rockwell St.

• Forestry Site*, 900 E. 103rd St.

• Garfield Park, 100 N. Central Park Ave.

• Grant Park, 900 S. Columbus Dr.

• Kennedy Park, 2427 W. 113th St.

• Kelvyn Park, 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

• Lake Meadows Park, 3117 S. Rhodes Ave.

• Margate Park*, 4921 N. Marine Dr.

• Marquette Park, 6700 S. Kedzie Ave.

• McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Rd.

• Mt. Greenwood Park*, 3721 W. 111th St.

• North Park Village*, 5801 N. Pulaski Rd.

• Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

• Riis Park, 6201 W. Wrightwood Ave.

• Sheridan Park, 910 S. Aberdeen St.

• Walsh Park, 1722 N. Ashland

• Warren Park*, 6601 N. Western Ave.

• Wentworth Park, 5701 S. Narragansett Ave.

• West Chatham Park, 8223 S. Princeton

    City of Chicago Annual Tree Recyling Program - RNRA Chicago
    The Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation (DSS), in partnership with the Chicago Park District, announced that the City's annual holiday tree recycling program will run from Saturday, January 6 through Saturday, January 20, 2018, at 25 locations citywide.
    http://rnrachicago.org

Jan 02

2018 Christmas Tree Recycling

The closest recycling locations for 45th Ward residents are at Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma, and Portage Park, 4100 N. Long.

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The closest recycling locations for 45th Ward residents are at Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma, and Portage Park, 4100 N. Long.

    2018 Christmas Tree Recycling
    The city has partnered with the Chicago Park District to provide residents with this free service. Trees can be dropped off anytime during normal business hours. Free mulch will also be available on a first come, first served basis starting January 8 at Lincoln Park, Margate Park, Mt.
    http://ward45.org

Jan 02

Beginning Jan. 6, and continuing through Jan....

Beginning Jan. 6, and continuing through Jan. 20, Chicago residents can recycle their Christmas trees at any of the 25 citywide locations during business hours. The closest recycling locations for 45th Ward residents are at Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma, and Portage Park, 4100 N. Long. For a map of all 25 locations and for more information, click the link. http://ward45.org/2018-christmas-tree-recycling/

    2018 Christmas Tree Recycling
    The city has partnered with the Chicago Park District to provide residents with this free service. Trees can be dropped off anytime during normal business hours. Free mulch will also be available on a first come, first served basis starting January 8 at Lincoln Park, Margate Park, Mt.
    http://ward45.org

Jan 02

please recycle your Christmas tree

...North Park Village, 5801 N. Pulaski Road Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma Ave. Portage Park, 4100 N. Long Ave. Riis Park, 6201 W. Wrightwood Ave. Sheridan Park, 910 S. Aberdeen St. Walsh Park, 1722...

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Kennedy Park, 2427 W. 113th St. , Mount Greenwood Park at 3721 W. 111th St., the city’s forestry site at 900...

Kennedy Park, 2427 W. 113th St. , Mount Greenwood Park at 3721 W. 111th St., the city’s forestry site at 900 E. 103rd St., Lincoln Park at Cannon Drive...

...St. , Mount Greenwood Park at 3721 W. 111th St., the city’s forestry site at 900 E. 103rd St., Lincoln Park at Cannon Drive and Fullerton Avenue, Margate Park at 4921 N. Marine Drive...

...900 E. 103rd St., Lincoln Park at Cannon Drive and Fullerton Avenue, Margate Park at 4921 N. Marine Drive, , North Park Village at 5801 N. Pulaski,Warren Park at 6601 N. Western Ave.,  Bessemer...

...Drive and Fullerton Avenue, Margate Park at 4921 N. Marine Drive, , North Park Village at 5801 N. Pulaski,Warren Park at 6601 N. Western Ave.,  Bessemer Park, 8930 S. Muskegon Ave. Clark Park...

...at 4921 N. Marine Drive, , North Park Village at 5801 N. Pulaski,Warren Park at 6601 N. Western Ave.,  Bessemer Park, 8930 S. Muskegon Ave. Clark Park, 3400 N. Rockwell St. Garfield Park, 100...

...Park Village at 5801 N. Pulaski,Warren Park at 6601 N. Western Ave.,  Bessemer Park, 8930 S. Muskegon Ave. Clark Park, 3400 N. Rockwell St. Garfield Park, 100 N. Central Park Ave. Grant Park...

...Warren Park at 6601 N. Western Ave.,  Bessemer Park, 8930 S. Muskegon Ave. Clark Park, 3400 N. Rockwell St. Garfield Park, 100 N. Central Park Ave. Grant Park, 900 S. Columbus Drive Kelvyn Park...

...Ave.,  Bessemer Park, 8930 S. Muskegon Ave. Clark Park, 3400 N. Rockwell St. Garfield Park, 100 N. Central Park Ave. Grant Park, 900 S. Columbus Drive Kelvyn Park, 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave. Lake Meadows Park...

...Garfield Park, 100 N. Central Park Ave. Grant Park, 900 S. Columbus Drive Kelvyn Park, 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave. Lake Meadows Park, 3117 S. Rhodes Ave. Marquette Park, 6700 S. Kedzie Ave. McKinley Park...

...Grant Park, 900 S. Columbus Drive Kelvyn Park, 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave. Lake Meadows Park, 3117 S. Rhodes Ave. Marquette Park, 6700 S. Kedzie Ave. McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Road West Chatham Park...

...Kelvyn Park, 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave. Lake Meadows Park, 3117 S. Rhodes Ave. Marquette Park, 6700 S. Kedzie Ave. McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Road West Chatham Park, 8223 S. Princeton Ave. North Park...

...Marquette Park, 6700 S. Kedzie Ave. McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Road West Chatham Park, 8223 S. Princeton Ave. North Park Village, 5801 N. Pulaski Road Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma Ave. Portage Park...

...Chatham Park, 8223 S. Princeton Ave. North Park Village, 5801 N. Pulaski Road Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma Ave. Portage Park, 4100 N. Long Ave. Riis Park, 6201 W. Wrightwood Ave. Sheridan Park, 910...

...Road Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma Ave. Portage Park, 4100 N. Long Ave. Riis Park, 6201 W. Wrightwood Ave. Sheridan Park, 910 S. Aberdeen St. Walsh Park, 1722 N. Ashland Ave. and Wentworth Park...

...Ave. Portage Park, 4100 N. Long Ave. Riis Park, 6201 W. Wrightwood Ave. Sheridan Park, 910 S. Aberdeen St. Walsh Park, 1722 N. Ashland Ave. and Wentworth Park, 5701 S. Narragansett Ave...

...Ave. Riis Park, 6201 W. Wrightwood Ave. Sheridan Park, 910 S. Aberdeen St. Walsh Park, 1722 N. Ashland Ave. and Wentworth Park, 5701 S. Narragansett Ave...

...Sheridan Park, 910 S. Aberdeen St. Walsh Park, 1722 N. Ashland Ave. and Wentworth Park, 5701 S. Narragansett Ave.

    please recycle your Christmas tree
    If you bought a real tree this year, please consider holding onto it until 1/8 and then taking it for recycling. If you do this, it will be chipped and used for mulch instead of taking up space in a landfill. Full news story here. Locations include: Kennedy Park, 2427 W.
    http://ridge99.blogspot.com

Jan 01

Chicago Christmas Tree Recycling

Portage Park: 4100 N. Long Ave.

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Bessemer Park: 8930 S. Muskegon Ave.

Clark Park: 3400 N. Rockwell Ave.

Forestry Site: 900 E. 103rd St.*

Garfield Park: 100 N. Central Park Ave.

Grant Park: 900 S. Columbus Dr.

Kennedy Park: 2427 W. 113th St.

Kelvyn Park: 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Lake Meadows Park: 3117 S. Rhodes Ave.

Margate Park: 4921 N. Marine Dr.*

Marquette Park: 6700 S. Kedzie Ave.

McKinley Park: 2210 W. Pershing Rd.

Mt. Greenwood Park: 3721 W. 111th St.*

North Park Village: 5801 N. Pulaski Rd.*

Norwood Park: 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

Riis Park: 6201 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Sheridan Park: 910 S. Aberdeen St.

Walsh Park: 1722 N Ashland Ave

Warren Park: 6601 N. Western Ave.*

Wentworth Park: 5701 S. Narragansett Ave.

West Chatham Park: 8223 S Princeton

    Chicago Christmas Tree Recycling
    If your tree is starting to look like it should star in a Charlie Brown special, it's probably time to take it down. Don't just throw it in the alley, though. Recycle it! The City of Chicago has 25 recycling locations where you can drop off your not-so-evergreen from January 6, 2018, through January 20, 2018.
    https://chicago.thelocaltourist.com

Dec 30

Where to Recycle your 2017 Christmas Tree for FREE in Chicago in Jan 2018

Portage Park, 4100 N. Long Ave.

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Bessemer Park, 8930 S. Muskegon Ave.

Clark Park, 3400 N. Rockwell St.

Forestry Site*, 900 E. 103rd St.

Garfield Park, 100 N. Central Park Ave.

Grant Park, 900 S. Columbus Dr.

Kennedy Park, 2427 W. 113th St.

Kelvyn Park, 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Lake Meadows Park, 3117 S. Rhodes Ave.

Margate Park*, 4921 N. Marine Dr.

Marquette Park, 6700 S. Kedzie Ave.

McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Rd.

Mt. Greenwood Park*, 3721 W. 111th St.

North Park Village*, 5801 N. Pulaski Rd.

Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

Riis Park, 6201 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Sheridan Park, 910 S. Aberdeen St.

Warren Park*, 6601 N. Western Ave.

Wentworth Park, 5701 S. Narragansett Ave.

West Chatham Park, 8223 S. Princeton

    Where to Recycle your 2017 Christmas Tree for FREE in Chicago in Jan 2018
    Beginning on Wednesday, January 6, 2018, Chicagoans will be able to drop off their used, real holiday trees for free Christmas tree recycling at any one of 25 sites through Wednesday, January 20, 2015. Trees dropped off at any of the 25 locations will be ground into fragrant mulch
    http://chicagofree.info

Dec 29

December 29, 2017 Update

Back by popular demand, the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee, will partner with Fannie’s Cafe, 5040 W. Montrose, to bring back this popular immersive theater experience.

Back by popular demand, the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee, will partner with Fannie’s Cafe, 5040 W. Montrose, to bring back this popular immersive theater experience.

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• In person—Submit the prepayment bill and payment at a Chase branch bank or the Treasurer’s Office, 118 N. Clark St., Room 112, Chicago.

Thur., Jan 4, 4-5:30 pm, Portage-Cragin Branch, Community Room, 5108 W. Belmont.Kids ages 7 and older can play Giant Word Winder. Sign up: 312-744-0152. Free.

Sat., Jan 6, 1-5 pm, Eden United Church of Christ, 5051 W. Gunnison. Start off the new year refreshed by attending a Forgiveness Retreat. Register by Jan. 4: email Jacki. $25, no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. 

Tue., Jan 9, 11 am, 17th District Police Station, Community Room, 4650 N. Pulaski. The Domestic Violence Liaison Officer and community partners host a Domestic Violence Sub-Committee Meeting. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Tue., Jan 9, 7 pm, Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1731 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Wed., Jan 10, 7 pm, Athletic Park Fieldhouse, 3546 W. Addison. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1732-1733 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Thur., Jan 11, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005. The senior enrichment seminar series hosts a Powers of Attorney and Advance Directives: When, What, and Why? seminar. RSVP: 312-603-9233. Free.

...doors open 5:30 pm, show at 7 pm, Our Lady of Victory Parish Hall, Laramie & Sunnyside. Our Lady of Victory presentsElvis Tribute, Featuring Ronnie Vegas. Admission includes beef sandwich, salad, chips...

Tue., Jan 16, 1-3 pm, 16th District Police Station, Community Room, 5151 N. Milwaukee. Learn about personal and property safety and crimes that target seniors during the Senior Meeting. Refreshments served and BINGO games with great prizes. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

Sun., Jan 28, 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. 

Tue., Jan 30, 7 pm, Pasta D’Arte, 6311 N. Milwaukee. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during the Gladstone Park Neighborhood Association monthly meeting. Free.

Wed., Jan 31, 7 pm, Basement Auditorium of the Congregational Church, 5320 W. Giddings. Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during theJefferson Park Neighborhood Association meeting...

    December 29, 2017 Update
    Dear Neighbor, As we enter another weekend full of festivities and cheer, I call on my neighbors to take a moment and reflect on 2017. Let's resolve to show each other compassion and generosity in 2018. I wish you and your family health and happiness in the new year.
    http://ward45.org

Dec 28

Updated Dec 28

How to recycle your Christmas tree

Portage Park, 4100 N. Long Ave.

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...locations beginning Jan. 8: Lincoln Park at Cannon Drive and Fullerton Avenue, Margate Park at 4921 N. Marine Drive, Mount Greenwood Park at 3721 W. 111th St., North Park Village at 5801 N. Pulaski...

...Drive and Fullerton Avenue, Margate Park at 4921 N. Marine Drive, Mount Greenwood Park at 3721 W. 111th St., North Park Village at 5801 N. Pulaski Raod, Warren Park at 6601 N. Western Ave...

...3721 W. 111th St., North Park Village at 5801 N. Pulaski Raod, Warren Park at 6601 N. Western Ave., and the city’s forestry site at 900 E. 103rd St...

...Raod, Warren Park at 6601 N. Western Ave., and the city’s forestry site at 900 E. 103rd St.

Bessemer Park, 8930 S. Muskegon Ave.

Clark Park, 3400 N. Rockwell St.

Garfield Park, 100 N. Central Park Ave.

Grant Park, 900 S. Columbus Drive

Kennedy Park, 2427 W. 113th St.

Kelvyn Park, 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Lake Meadows Park, 3117 S. Rhodes Ave.

Marquette Park, 6700 S. Kedzie Ave.

McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Road

West Chatham Park, 8223 S. Princeton Ave.

North Park Village, 5801 N. Pulaski Road

Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

Riis Park, 6201 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Sheridan Park, 910 S. Aberdeen St.

Walsh Park, 1722 N. Ashland Ave.

Wentworth Park, 5701 S. Narragansett Ave.

    How to recycle your Christmas tree
    Now that the holidays are over, it's time to get rid of the festive decorations, including the Christmas tree. Residents looking to recycle their trees will have to haul them to one of 25 city locations - mainly Chicago Park District sites - from Jan. 6 through Jan. 20.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • MandaLeigh Here I Is.

    We used to always have a neighborhood bonfire with the trees, which was a lot of fun, but ya, guess that wouldn't fly in the city.

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