5 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Yesterday, you may have seen Scabby the Rat s...

Yesterday, you may have seen Scabby the Rat set up outside the Starbucks construction site at Lawrence and Central. For those of you who don’t know, Scabby is used by unions as a creative and attention-drawing protest at sites that are using non-union labor. I reached out to Starbucks as soon as I was made aware of the situation. Starbucks replied that they had bid the project out with the understanding that it would be 100% union labor, and they would remedy the situation immediately. I remain committed to strong unions and workers’ rights. I will continue to use my position to fight for fair labor laws for all Chicagoans.

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  • You can get plates from a neighboring state and still have an Illinois DL or ID...same is true for those who are Florida or Arizona snowbirds. It's technically not legal but difficult to enforce if you know what to say to law enforcement when stopped.

    However, you can have a DL or ID in one state only.

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    Look at Daley, he had a summer home,some people work at O'Hare and live in different states

3 days ago

Updated 5 hours ago

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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  • Ok. I can admit I'm not an expert on senior or assisted living housing. That being said, why is this dedicated to anything like that? Why can't it just be apartments/townhomes for 'people'? My parents, who are 70 in October, stay out later than me. So I guess that's not...

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    Ok. I can admit I'm not an expert on senior or assisted living housing. That being said, why is this dedicated to anything like that? Why can't it just be apartments/townhomes for 'people'? My parents, who are 70 in October, stay out later than me. So I guess that's not my real point. I'm just so sick of Aldermen and developers doing these restricted buildings because they get money. That's it! It's the only reason. Why can't I live there if I want? It's because by doing this setup they get to pay less taxes and somebody's family member gets rich.

  • Botkin Kinch: the knife-blade

    Hoping for a civil community meeting tonight.

2 days ago

Updated 18 hours ago

5201 W. Lawrence

5201 W. Lawrence

    5201 W. Lawrence
    Construction is currently underway for the Gateway Apartments located at 5201 W. Lawrence. The approved proposal calls for a four-story mixed-use apartment building.
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18 hours ago

Eris Brewery & Cider House

Eris Brewery and Cider House, 4020 W. Irving Park,  is now open.  I first announced the plans to develop Chicago’s first cider house...

    Eris Brewery & Cider House
    Eris Brewery and Cider House, 4020 W. Irving Park, is now open. I first announced the plans to develop Chicago's first cider house in December 2014. Their long-awaited opening comes after owners spent over three years transforming a former church into a destination restaurant off the Irving Park Blue Line station.
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20 hours ago

Starbucks at Six Corners

Construction of a new Starbucks at the intersection of Cicero and Berteau is underway.

    Starbucks at Six Corners
    The new Starbucks will sit in the parking lot of the former Family Fruit Market. Plans include a drive-thru and an outdoor seating area. Construction is expected to be complete this summer.
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21 hours ago

Tour de Tacos

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!

    Tour de Tacos
    You are here: Home / News / Tour de Tacos 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.
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25 hours ago

Have you checked out Jefferson Park's newest ...

Have you checked out Jefferson Park's newest addition, Casa de Luna, yet? Make sure to swing by 5481 N. Northwest Highway and welcome them to the neighborhood! http://abc7chicago.com/food/casa-de-luna-brings-mexican-and-margaritas-to-jefferson-park/3616553/

    Casa De Luna brings Mexican and margaritas to Jefferson Park
    Live Broadcast WATCH NOW BREAKING NEWS WATCH LIVE: Chicago police provide update after 6 shot in University Village...Coming up shortly WATCH LIVE BREAKING NEWS WATCH LIVE: Chicago police provide update after 6 shot in University Village...Coming up shortly Looking to chow down on some Mexican fare? A new spot has you covered.
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2 days 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.
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5 days ago

June 15, 2018 Update

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;

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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 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 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;

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

    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.
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Jun 08

Updated Jun 12

The Point Meeting

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.

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.

    The Point Meeting
    The proposal includes a variety of public spaces, including a public plaza along Milwaukee and a pedestrian connection between Milwaukee and Irving Park. The senior living community will offer an abundance of amenities and programs, along with three residential care levels: independent living, assisted living, and memory care.
    http://ward45.org

  • Weebis Politically Incorrect Thought Criminal

    Is too late for the George Lucas museum? 😕

  • Tom Concerned Neighbor

    LOL - I was thinking more in the way of Amazon H2

Jun 12

As a reminder, there is no ward night tonight...

As a reminder, there is no ward night tonight. The next ward night will be Tuesday, June 19, from 5-7 pm in the ward office, 4754 N. Milwaukee. I apologize for any inconveniences.

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Jun 11

GPNA Pub Crawl

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.

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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.

    GPNA Pub Crawl
    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.
    http://ward45.org

Jun 11

Kids Summer Meals

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

    Kids Summer Meals
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Jun 11

Backlot Coffee (Chicago), 3892 N. Avondale, j...

Backlot Coffee (Chicago), 3892 N. Avondale, joined CBS to do a cold brew demonstration. http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/06/10/cool-off-your-summer-by-making-cold-brew-coffee/

    Cool Off Your Summer By Making Cold Brew Coffee
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Backlot Coffee is a local coffee shop with locations in Evanston and Chicago that has adopted sustainable practices and locally sourced good when available. The company is celebrating a couple of special anniversaries. In the CBS studio to talk about them is Backlot co-owner Isaac Bloom to teach everyone how to make cold brew coffee.
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