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Monarch Butterflies need "Common Milkweed"

For anyone interested in helping restore Monarchs by planting milkweed; not all milkweed offers full life-cycle Monarch support (not all gardeners/naturalists know the distinction). All types of milkweed will attract pollinators/butterflies.
But only Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) supports the full Monarch lifecycle; as the necessary food source for caterpillars of the Monarch butterfly that feast on its leaves.

Never saw the visitor to our garden, but we found its caterpillars! (pic)

  • future alderman future alderman

    i think it's the botanic gardens that helps people become "certified"-if not, a similar org

  • Caught the entire change from 'cat' to chrysalis today.

    Some details ...
    hours after forming its "J" (about 14 in this case), the antennae go flaccid and hang limp as the internal process progresses.
    When the J begins to straighten out, that marks the beginning of the final push to chrysalis.

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Street repavement question

Anyone know what the deal is with 4800 and 4900 block of Warwick street repavement? They had signs up for no parking the 5th-11th. They broke up the street. When I returned home from a trip yesterday, the 13th, I was expecting a new paved street, however it was just how I left it. The signs are the old signs as well, so wondering why it stopped and when it will be finished.

  • You know how the city works. Look how long it took them to finish Cicero. Hopefully it will be done soon.

  • Agnes Groeper Major of Major

    We have suffered the repaving problem for years to get the 2400 and 2700 blocks of N Mango repaved. Would you believe they did 2500 and 2600 which were cement and skipped 2400 and 2700, Whoever repaved Schubert from Central to Austin should be sued, It was a bad job to start with and is already cracking up, We need more housewives in City government to clean up the mess Any volunteers?

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FREE Microchip Event

Please come out to National Nite out Aug 7th and take advantage of the free microchips for your pets.

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Portage Grounds, 5501 W. Irving Park, turns f...

Portage Grounds, 5501 W. Irving Park, turns five today! Make sure to swing by to congratulate them. Also, they're giving out free cupcakes today to celebrate! https://blockclubchicago.org/2018/07/13/portage-grounds-celebrates-five-years-with-free-cupcakes-on-saturday/

    Portage Grounds Celebrates Five Years With Free Cupcakes On Saturday
    Image courtesy Portage Grounds. The neighborhood coffee shop sits just across the street from Portage Park's namesake park. Jefferson Park, Portage Park Primary category in which blog post is published These are selected by the writer and confirmed by the editor Original Reporting - + This article contains new, firsthand information uncovered by its reporter(s).
    https://blockclubchicago.org

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Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo.

Lost! #Chicago #IL #PortagePark (Waveland & Long) Nala - Female Chihuahua. Tan. Call 773-849-8073. Scared/confused. Please do not call or chase Nala; may cause Nala to bolt or run in fear. Cook County. 60641. Missing 07/13/2018. To see Nala’s location on the Helping Lost Pets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pID=2458417 More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2458417

    Lost Dogs Illinois
    Lost! #Chicago #IL #PortagePark (Waveland & Long) Nala - Female Chihuahua. Tan. Call 773-849-8073. Scared/confused. Please do not call or chase Nala; may cause Nala to bolt or run in fear. Cook...
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The Fischman Public House & Bottle Shop, 4060...

The Fischman Public House & Bottle Shop, 4060 N. Milwaukee, family held their official ribbon cutting ceremony, symbolizing the start of their next chapter at Six Corners. I would like to extend a well deserved congratulations to Gus and Shanna after spending two years transforming a vacant building into a destination spot.

    Alderman John Arena
    The Fischman Public House & Bottle Shop, 4060 N. Milwaukee, family held their official ribbon cutting ceremony, symbolizing the start of their next chapter at Six Corners. I would like to extend a...
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    OK so EveryBlock is going away again. Rolling into NextDoor this time. So I guess this will cut off this avenue for my keeping up with you guys. Keep up the good work.

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July 13, 2018 Update

On the heels of Fischmans Public House, 4060 N. Milwaukee, grand opening, three new businesses announced that they will open their doors in the Six Corners business district.

Junebug Cafe, 4944 W. Irving Park, will expand the culinary options available on the far northwest side. From meat pies to beignets, they will bring you all of your favorite Louisianan dishes. Make sure to follow them on Facebook for more updates on their opening date.

The Art House Gallery, 4910 W. Irving Park, recently relocated to Six Corners from Albany Park. On July 28, they will host a...

Sun., July 15, 10 am-2 pm, Portage Park, 4100 N. Long. Vendors gather on the NW corner of Long and Irving Park to offer locally grown...

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

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Meet at the Jefferson Park fieldhouse, 4822 N. Milwaukee, at 9 am and then head off to three northwest side taco joints. Make sure to bring some money for lunch, a bike lock, and a hungry appetite!

Concordia Day, 3696 N. Milwaukee, is an early learning center for infants through 5 years old. They offer individualized care...

For connections with the #53 Pulaski bus, board/exit buses at the corner of Pulaski and Irving Park road, located 1.5-blocks east of the Irving Park Road station entrances. #N53 Pulaski...

The workshop will take place on Monday, July 16, from 10 am to 4 pm in the annex space at the Copernicus Center, 5214 W. Lawrence.

Rosedale Park, 6312 W. Rosedale, will host a Dog Pool Party on Saturday, July 28, from 10-11:30 am.

The event will take place on Saturday, August 4, from 1-5 pm in the parking lot at St. Viator Church, located at 3644 N. Kedvale. Tickets start at $60 and can be purchased online.

Join the community on Saturday, August 4, from 3-7 pm at Keeler Gardens, 3631 N. Keeler, for an afternoon filled with pollinators, the plants that support them, and highlights of upcoming...

The free adoption event runs through July 31. They are open for adoptions from noon to 6 pm daily and they’re located at 2741 S. Western. Free parking is available.

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

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

Fri., July 13, 6-8 pm, Athletic Field Park, 3546 W. Addison. Professional dancers present a family-friendly concert of modern, jazz, and contemporary dance styles and showcase local youth dance programs duringDance in the Parks. Free.

Fri., July 13, dusk, Gladstone Park, 5421 N. Menard. Gladstone Park hosts Despicable Me 3 as a part of the Movies in the Parks series. Gather your friends, family, snacks, and blankets and enjoy this free family-friendly movie. Free.

Tue., July 17, 6:30 pm, Eden United Church of Christ, 5051 W. Gunnison. Learn about Americans’ financial challenges and enjoy a light dinner during the documentary showing of...

Wed., July 18, 7 pm, 16th District Police Station, Community Room, 5151 N. Milwaukee. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1623 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 45th Ward map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

Wed., July 18, 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 map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Thur., July 19, 9 am-4 pm, Navy Pier, Festival Hall B, 600 E. Grand. The Mayor’s Office for Person’s with Disabilities (MOPD) is hosting an Access Chicago exposition. Register & more info: online. Free.

Thur., July 19, 2-4 pm, Jefferson Park Branch Library, 5363 W. Lawrence. Children ages 5 and up are invited to construct with LEGO, play Giant Word Winder, or enjoy a board game with family and friends at the library’s Let’s Play event. This program is offered every Thursday through August 30. Free.

Fri., July 20, Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield. The Independence Park Advisory Council hosts Jumanji as a part of the Movies in the Parks series. Gather your friends, family, snacks, and blankets and enjoy this free family-friendly movie. Free.

Sun., July 22, 9:30 am-1:30 pm, Jefferson Memorial Park, 4822 N. Long. Support your favorite vendors and purchase locally grown food at the Jefferson Park Sunday Market...

Mon., July 23, 5 pm, Gidley Management Group, 4210 W. Irving Park. Old Irving Park and Independence Park area businesses are invited to attend an Old Irving Park Chamber of Commerce Steering Committee Meeting. For more information or to RSVP, call 312-750-1200 or email organizers. Free.

Wed., July 25, 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...

Wed., July 25, dusk, Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn. Kilbourn Park hosts Mi Mundial as a part of the Movies in the Parks series. Gather your friends, family, snacks, and blankets and enjoy this free family-friendly movie. This movie is in Spanish but will have English subtitles. Free.

Sat., July 28, 1 pm, Habetler Bowl, 5250 N. Northwest Highway. Are you looking for a fun, new hobby? Or interested in picking up an old...

Tue., July 31, 7 pm, Pasta D’Arte, 6311 N. Milwaukee. Meet neighbors and get involved in your community during the Gladstone Park Neighborhood Association monthly meeting. More info: online. Free.

    July 13, 2018 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Bike 45 is back and they're planning their first outing on Sunday, July 15. Meet at the Jefferson Park fieldhouse, 4822 N. Milwaukee, at 9 am and then head off to three northwest side taco joints. Make sure to bring some money for lunch, a bike lock, and a hungry appetite!
    http://ward45.org

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3 New Six Corners Businesses

On the heels of Fischmans Public House, 4060 N. Milwaukee, grand opening, three new businesses announced that they will open their doors in the Six Corners business district.

Junebug Cafe, 4944 W. Irving Park, will expand the culinary options available on the far northwest side. From meat pies to beignets, they will bring you all of your favorite Louisianan dishes. Make sure to follow them on Facebook for more updates on their opening date.

The Art House Gallery, 4910 W. Irving Park, recently relocated to Six Corners from Albany Park. On July 28, they will host a...

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Concordia Day, 3696 N. Milwaukee, is an early learning center for infants through 5 years old. They offer individualized care...

    3 New Six Corners Businesses
    On the heels of Fischmans Public House, 4060 N. Milwaukee, grand opening, three new businesses announced that they will open their doors in the Six Corners business district.
    http://ward45.org

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