42 hours ago

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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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  • future alderman future alderman

    dd sounds like a db

  • T&C, maybe a housing development of mixed income/varied age groups? The senior building put in years ago in the same area doesn't seem to have 'revitalized' the area, and expecting folks in their twilight years to do so is silly. It's nice that they'll have a choice of some brand...

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    T&C, maybe a housing development of mixed income/varied age groups? The senior building put in years ago in the same area doesn't seem to have 'revitalized' the area, and expecting folks in their twilight years to do so is silly. It's nice that they'll have a choice of some brand new, top-notch housing, but to say that this is what 6 corners needs to come back from the grave is nonsense. It's not what it needs, it's simply what it's getting.

    Seniors tend to like things they know, which is why I hardly ever see older folks at mexican places or trendy spots but they are elbow to elbow at every diner in the vicinity. You may have a percentage who'd be willing to try some of the more exotic places, but they predominantly like theold-fashioned 'family stye' restaurant. Expect The Burgundy to do a boatload of business.

    Plus I'm not going to get buzzed over anything at this point because of the last developer simply running out of money and bailing out on the project. Could easily happen again.

1 hour ago

Man shot while riding bike on Irving Park and Mango

Anyone knows more details about this incident?

2 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

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

  • Eric Pepeson NW sider, modern conservative

    Future Alder creature- this was shared by the Tribune. So are the Tribune racists now too? The terms racist, nazi, etc get used so Liberally now, you all need to learn what they actually mean instead of being MSM puppets.

  • future alderman future alderman

    you misunderstand---some person or computer thought this article belonged in the "lincoln square feed." It doesn't-that is all

2 hours ago

14-year-old screams as he's carried to safety after shooting

Earlier, a 33-year-old man was shot in the arm by someone on foot while he was riding a bicycle around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 4000 block of North Mango Avenue in the Portage Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side, police said.

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A police officer looks at an evidence marker after two people were shot on June 19, 2018 in the 4000 block of West Monroe Street.

The 24-year-old man was walking in the 5000 block of South Wood Street in the South Side neighborhood when he was shot around 9:40 p.m. Tuesday by someone who came from behind with his face covered, police said.

Most recently, a 28-year-old man was grazed in the hip around 12:05 a.m. Wednesday in the 2600 block of West 15th Street in the Douglas Park neighborhood on the West Side, police said. He was on foot when he heard gunshots and realized he had been hit.

She was on the sidewalk in the 5200 block of West Harrison Street when she saw people shooting from four to five blocks away and realized she had been hit.

In another West Side shooting, a 17-year-old boy was in the 2400 block of West Madison Street in the Near West Side neighborhood around 5 p.m. when someone began chasing him and fired shots, he told officers.

    2 wounded in city shootings Tuesday, including teen boy
    A teenage boy was shot in the groin, and another male was shot in the back in separate attacks Tuesday in Chicago, police said. The boy, 17, was in the 2400 block of West Madison Street in the Near West Side neighborhood on the West Side around 5 p.m.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

44 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

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.

  • Eric Pepeson NW sider, modern conservative

    Thats a big back yard you have there

41 hours ago

Updated 2 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 😱😩🤕😲

4 hours ago

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    SECOND FLOOR ADDITION AND 2 STORY REAR FRAME ADDITION TO EXISTING SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE. INTERIOR REMODELING, NEW 2 CAR FRAME GARAGE, NEW REAR WOOD DECK AND 6' HEIGHT WOOD FENCE.

    5808 W. Waveland Ave. Issued June 18, 2018 Comment

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18 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

19 hours ago

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.
    http://ward45.org

2 days ago

Updated 20 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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41 hours ago

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.
    http://wgntv.com

45 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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2 days ago

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

2 days 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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4 days ago

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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Jun 11

Updated 3 days ago

Found dog near Portage Park

Sharing from fb post, contact finder in original post.

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