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

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

    Alderman John Arena
    Ahead of this week's public meeting on The Point, I wanted to answer some frequently asked questions my office has received about the proposal. Below is a bullet-pointed list of what the developers...
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  • Botkin Kinch: the knife-blade

    T&C is right though. Many of the seniors who choose this location are the very ones who already live in the neighborhood and want to stay in the city they've called home for decades. Not all seniors are frail little people who want to be shipped out to the suburbs....

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    T&C is right though. Many of the seniors who choose this location are the very ones who already live in the neighborhood and want to stay in the city they've called home for decades. Not all seniors are frail little people who want to be shipped out to the suburbs. Many are healthy but aging and want to remain in their neighborhoods, close to public transportation, grocery stores, pharmacies, coffee shops—all the things that will be steps away at Six Corners. I doubt a developer would commit to this type of project if they didn't see the demand, and as others have pointed out, many similar residences in the city have waiting lists due to increasing demand and inadequate supply of modern facilities. I would welcome these folks to the neighborhood with open arms.

  • "Many of the seniors who choose this location are the very ones who already live in the neighborhood"

    How can you possibly claim such a thing when no one lives there yet?

5 hours ago

Obama-Land Fiasco Worsens - Chicago Taxpayers Now Face $224 Million Bill

Obama-Land Fiasco Worsens - Chicago Taxpayers Now Face $224 Million Bill
Authored by Mark Glennon via Wirepoints.com, The taxpayer bill for the Obama Center to be built on Chicago's Southside now appears to be $224 million, not $172 million as initially reported, and it's certainly not privately funded as initially promised.
https://www.zerohedge.com

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4812-18 W. Montrose

4812-18 W. Montrose

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

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

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

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

Updated 6 hours ago

10-story building planned for former site of ornate bank at Six Corners

Alderman Arena will hold a community meeting on former bank site at Six Corners at 6:30 pm Thursday, June 21, at the Filament Theater, 4041 N Milwaukee Ave. The planned 10-story building has been in the works for at least a year and most of the 265 units would be for assisted living, including memory care. http://nadignewspapers.com/2018/06/17/photo-gives-a-glimpse-into-the-history-of-the-parcel-targeted-for-senior-living-at-six-corners/

    Photo gives a glimpse into the history of the parcel targeted for senior living at Six Corners - Nadig Newspapers - Northwest Side Local Newspapers
    by BRIAN NADIG A recently released photograph from the Northwest Chicago Historical Society shows the ornate bank which once stood at Six Corners and where a 10-story assisted and independent senior living complex is now planned.
    http://nadignewspapers.com
  • Resident Live in the 45th

    I am a little confused. Are the plans for a retail space no longer moving forward and this housing plan is taking its place, or are both plans moving forward and will be done in conjunction?

  • Resident, it looks like it'll be 10 stories, 9 of which will be senior housing, and the ground floor will be Aldi (so they say) and maybe a few other retail tenants. Knowing how well they've filled the other retail space in the area (it's desolate at 6 corners), I doubt there'll be anything more than an Aldi's there.

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Alderman Gilbert Villegas added 2 new photos....

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

    Alderman Gilbert Villegas
    Alderman Gilbert Villegas added a new photo.
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  • Why another building taller than everything it surrounds? This is IN MY BACKYARD. I put up a privacy fence for a reason, now all my privacy would be gone and so would my sunlight.

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Culver’s holds fundraiser in honor or fallen CFD diver

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

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

http://nadignewspapers.com/2018/05/25/committee-honors-man-for-his-bravery-hears-report-on-gunsh

Wow! Gang activity in both Dickinson and Jefferson Parks.

Gang-related drive-by shooting at 2:45 in the afternoon in front of the Jefferson Park CTA terminal.

Reelect John Arena for 45th Ward alderman 😱😩🤕😲

32 hours ago

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo.

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

    Lost Dogs Illinois
    Lost! #Chicago #IL #MartinLuther (Waveland & Austin) Emi - Female Siberian Husky. Red/White. Call 773-501-0650.*Microchipped* Friendly. Cook County. 60634. Missing 06/18/2018. ***wearing a pink...
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Bail denied for man accused of shooting childhood friend

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

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

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

47 hours ago

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo.

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

    Lost Dogs Illinois
    Lost! #Chicago #IL #Dunning (Addison & Austin) Pinot - Male Chihuahua - Mix. Black. Call 773-677-7607. Friendly. Cook County. 60634. Missing 06/17/2018. To see Pinot's location on the Helping Lost...
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Updated 2 days ago

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)

  • Really, I think the firefly population has recovered somewhat from the 1970's when they had kids catching them, putting them in sandwich bags, freezing them, then sending them or taking them to someplace where scientists were studying them. When I was about 9 or 10 EVERY kid in our neighborhood...

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    Really, I think the firefly population has recovered somewhat from the 1970's when they had kids catching them, putting them in sandwich bags, freezing them, then sending them or taking them to someplace where scientists were studying them. When I was about 9 or 10 EVERY kid in our neighborhood wanted to "help scientists" and we decimated the population of fireflies in the area. After those years you'd see maybe 10 or 20 fireflies at dusk. I suspect it was pretty much the same all through the region.

    Anyway, last summer I went outside right at dusk and the yard was blinking with literally thousands of fireflies. So beautiful. Made my heart glad.

    I never saw flocks of monarchs, but as a kid saw many, and the caterpillars too, and many other kinds of butterflies that I don't see anymore. Now I might see one or two monarchs a season, and hardly any other kind of butterfly except those little white ones. Makes me sad.

    Don't know a thing about the junebug... :-)

  • In addition to Common Milkweed for Monarchs, there are other butterfly-species-specific plantings that help support other pollinators. Wild blue lupine is the only food for the 'Karner Blue' butterfly's caterpillar. Wild blue lupine is native and quite attractive. And a number of common full-sun plants serve as host for Eastern...

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    In addition to Common Milkweed for Monarchs, there are other butterfly-species-specific plantings that help support other pollinators. Wild blue lupine is the only food for the 'Karner Blue' butterfly's caterpillar. Wild blue lupine is native and quite attractive. And a number of common full-sun plants serve as host for Eastern Swallowtail butterflies -- the Fennel family (finocchio is cool.
    [*keep fennel segregated; it spreads]), dill, parsley, and rue.

    Karner blue info:
    https://www.fws.gov/Midwest/endangered/insects/kbb/lupine.html
    Swallowtail info:
    https://texasbutterflyranch.com/2014/07/01/how-to-raise-eastern-swallowtail-butterflies-at-home/

    Be patient watching for lightning bugs this year. Remember we had a long, cold Spring, even the plants are a few weeks off their regular schedule!

2 days ago

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo.

Is This Your Lost Dog? #Chicago #IL #MartinLuther #Dunning (Waveland & Meade) Male Mix. Black/Brown Call 773-203-2021. This dog is not for adoption - finder will only accept calls/from the actual owner .Found 06/17/2018. Cook County. 60634. To see this pet’s location on the Helping Lost Pets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pID=2401009 More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2401009

    Lost Dogs Illinois
    Is This Your Lost Dog? #Chicago #IL #MartinLuther #Dunning (Waveland & Meade) Male Mix. Black/Brown Call 773-203-2021. This dog is not for adoption - finder will only accept calls/from the actual...
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Found dog near Portage Park

Sharing from fb post, contact finder in original post.

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June 15, 2018 Update

The 4100-block of North Lawler between 9:15 pm June 6 and 4:30 am June 7;

The 4900-block of West Belle Plaine between 7:45 pm June 6 and 9:30 am June 7;

The 4000-block of North Monitor between 8 pm June 6 and 10 am June 7;

The 3900-block of North Marmora between 10 pm June 7 and 8 am June 8.

Celebrate these sultry summer nights with Six Corners Association’s Social After Six Thursday, June 21, at 7 pm at 4929 W. Irving Park.

I am pleased to announce that Ryan Companies US and Clark Street Real Estate now have an updated proposal for the vacant land at the southeast corner of Milwaukee and Irving Park. We’ll host a community meeting on the proposal at 6:30 pm Thursday, June 21, at Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee.

Summer camp runs on Thursdays from 2-4 pm at Baltic Art Studio, 4346 N. Milwaukee. Purchase one session for your child for $40 or buy four weeks for $150. The price includes all supplies and tools as well as one-on-one time with an instructor.

The camp runs July 23-27 at St. John’s Lutheran Church and School, 4939 W. Montrose. More information and registration is available online.

Sun., June 17, 10 am-2 pm, Portage Park, 4100 N. Long. Vendors gather on the NW corner of Long and Irving Park to offer locally grown...

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

Mon., June 25, 2-4 pm, Dickinson Playlot, 4101 N. Lavergne. Enjoy storytelling, music, movement, and nature play rooted in neighborhood stories duringArtSeed. Young people and...

Thur., June 28, 12-10 pm, Josi’s Frozen Yogurt Cafe, 4032 N. Milwaukee. Stop in to enjoy your favorite froyo flavor while supporting a good cause during Josi...

Thur., June 28, 7 pm, St. Bartholomew, Krueger Hall, 4910 W. Addison.Learn what you can do about crime during the1634 beat meeting. Find your beat at the45th Ward map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

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The 5000-block of North Northwest Highway at 10 pm May 27;

The 5300-block of North Ludlam between 9:30 pm May 28 and 6 am May 29;

The 4800-block of North Long between 1-4:20 am May 30; and

The 5000-block of North Milwaukee at 2 pm June 6.

The 5400-block of West Windsor between 10 pm June 6 and 7 am June 7;

The 4500-block of North Long at 2 am June 7;

The 4500-block of North Mason at 4:20 am June 7;

The 5300-block of West Windsor at 12:30 pm June 7;

Join LYDIA Home for Hope Fest on Saturday, June 23, from 12-5 pm in the parking lot at LYDIA Home, 4300 W. Irving Park.

Keeler Gardens, located at 3631 N. Keeler Ave. in Old Irving Park, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community organization educating on the physical, mental, and cognitive benefits of connecting with nature and how to incorporate nature into your life. Learn more at Keeler Gardens’ website.

The 16th District Police Station is hosting a Safe Summer Rally on Saturday, June 16, from 12-3 pm at Jefferson Memorial Park, 4822 N. Long.

I am pleased to announce that Ryan Companies US and Clark Street Real Estate now have an updated proposal for the vacant land at the southeast corner of Milwaukee and Irving Park. We’ll host a community meeting on the proposal at 6:30 pm Thursday, June 21, at Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee.

On Thursday, June 21, crawlers will meet at Three Counties Irish Pub, 5856 N. Milwaukee, at 5:30 pm. From there, they will make their way to Mom’s Old Recipe Mexican Restaurant, 5760 N. Milwaukee, and crawl their way down to Gladstone Lounge & Liquors, 5734 N. Milwaukee.

On Thursday, June 21, crawlers will meet at Three Counties Irish Pub, 5856 N. Milwaukee, at 5:30 pm. From there, they will make their way to Mom’s Old Recipe Mexican Restaurant, 5760 N. Milwaukee, and crawl their way down to Gladstone Lounge & Liquors, 5734 N. Milwaukee.

On Thursday, June 21, crawlers will meet at Three Counties Irish Pub, 5856 N. Milwaukee, at 5:30 pm. From there, they will make their way to Mom’s Old Recipe Mexican Restaurant, 5760 N. Milwaukee, and crawl their way down to Gladstone Lounge & Liquors, 5734 N. Milwaukee.

On Friday, June 22, I will host a City Sticker Sale and CityKey ID event from 10 am to 2 pm in the annex space at the Copernicus Center, 5214 W. Lawrence.

If you would like to purchase your city sticker before June 30, you can purchase one at the City Clerk’s satellite office located at 5430 W. Gale Street, at most currency exchanges (service fees may apply), online, or via mail following instructions on the back of your renewal notice.

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

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

Fri., June 15, 6:30-8 pm, Dunham Park, 4638 N. Melvina. Kids ages 8-18 will perform rock and roll classics from all eras and genres in theirSchool of Rocklive show. Free.

Fri., June 15, dusk,Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield. The Independence Park Advisory Council hostsGuardians of the Galaxy as a part of the Movies...

Tue., June 19, 6:30-8 pm, Divine Connections Church, 5237 W. Diversey. The Northwest Side Housing Center hosts a Housing Justice for Northwest Side Chicago Communitiesmeeting. Discuss...

Wed., June 20, 7 pm, 17th District Police Station, Community Room, 4650 N. Pulaski. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1722-1723 beat meeting. Find your beat at the45th Ward map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Thur., June 21, 3-7 pm, 6417 W. Irving Park.School’s out for the summer! Join Youth Outreach Services for theirOwn the Summerevent. There will be food, activities, games, prizes, a DJ, and so much more! More info: 773-777-7112.Free.

Thur., June 21, 5:30-6:30 pm,Athletic Field Park, 3546 W. Addison. Bring your litte ones to the playground for some fun music that will get them grooving during Movin’ to the Music at Athletic Field Park. Free.

Sat., June 23, 9:30 am-12:30 pm,Gompers Park Lagoon, 4222 W. Foster. The 17th District/CAPS will once again hostHooked on Fishing. Up to 60 kids 6-14 years old may participate. Registration required: email organizers or call 312-742-4588.Free.

Sat., June 23, 10 am-12 pm, Sulzer Library, Community Room, 4455 N. Lincoln. Liz Houtz hosts a Helping Feral Cats Near You workshop. Learn how to trap, neuter, and return (TNR) community cats using humane traps. More info: email organizer or call 773-898-9899.Free.

Sat., June 23, 1-10:30 pm,Wrigleyville at Gallagher Way, 3637 N. Clark. The music event of epic proportions returns! Join the Chicago Fire Department and the Chicago...

Tue., June 26, 7 pm, Pasta D’Arte, 6311 N. Milwaukee. Meet neighbors and get involved in your community during theGladstone Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting. More info: online.Free.

Wed., June 27, 6:30 pm, 16th District Police Station, Community Room, 5151 N. Milwaukee. Guest speaker Karina Gil from Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center will host aKeeping Your Child...

Wed., June 27, 7 pm,Congregational Church of Jefferson Park, Basement, 5320 W. Giddings.Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during theJefferson Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting...

    June 15, 2018 Update
    Dear Neighbors, Are you looking to treat your dad, grandpa, or husband to something sweet this Father's Day? Consider attending GIPNA's 14th annual Gourmet Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, June 17, from 9 am to noon at the Independence Park Bungalow at Hamlin and Byron.
    http://ward45.org

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