Mar 08

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Mia's Restaurant for Rent/Sale

What kind of restaurant do you hope takes over at the Mia's location off of Central across from Portage Park? I'm thinking I would dig a breakfast and then a lunch soup/salad/sandwich spot similar to Milk and Honey Cafe in Wicker. Definitely wanting some healthier good tasting food options instead of the million pizza/burger/taco places in this side of town. Just curious to hear everyone's thoughts. Thanks!

  • Chi Bill- We were in the process of working out an agreement with Check Please! creating Check Please! The Restaurant in Jeff Park whereas every month the restaurant would transform into a new chef driven menu featuring a restaurant that was on Check Please! Pretty cool concept but after doing the data research, it was determined that the NWside would not sustain it mainly due to the Monday through Thursday traffic counts. Now I think that would have been a cool Co-op for our neighborhood, don't you?

  • Like Hogsalt's place

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Is the WPPNA still a community group

I’m wondering if anyone has been or knows if the WPPNA is still a community group?

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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.

Mar 11

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Infant Childcare near Portage Park

Hi all. I'm looking for infant daycare in the area. We are close to Narragansett and Addison but willing to check out places near Dunning and Portage Park.

  • Third vote for Kidwatch. I have an infant and a 4 year old there. We started last year after moving to the neighborhood. Great teachers, administration and educational program.

  • Thank you all! I appreciate your posts!

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Gas Range Restoration

I have a 50 year old gas range with eye level oven and broiler. I am trying to find some one who knows how to restore old ranges not having any luck. Maybe someone out there can help me.

  • Jenny Realtor

    The company we have been using for years for antique stove parts and services is: I think they have been in business 50 years and even have a consulting service over the phone for antique stoves. They must have saved at least 20 stoves for us over the past decade for us. They rebuild and mfg. all kinds of gas and electric stove parts for just vintage equipment. Cheers!

  • Stovewhisperer Owner, Retro Stove & Gas Works

    Hello folks:

    TOAC / is a great company for parts and advice. Their website and newsletters are very entertaining. If you can't find what you need there, or you simply need local service, my vintage stove business is still in Chicago. It has been renamed from "Chambers Stoves Chicago to "Retro Stove & Gas Works". We service, restore, and sell all brands of "vintage" gas stoves (1920's through 1960's). Our website is You can reach me at

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St. Ferdinand Fish Fry

Come out to the St. Jospeh's table at St. Ferdinand Fish Fry.

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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.

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  • Hands on Clay

    Mrs. Walters is asking for $318.72:
    My students need packages of Crayola Model Magic modeling clay in assorted colors, 1 class-pack box for each class of 30 students.
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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...

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    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?

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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.


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