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November 22, 2017 Update

The Joined Hands Food Pantry is sponsoring a free Thanksgiving dinner for all to enjoy at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 4939 W. Montrose. On Thanksgiving, join neighbors and congregation members to give thanks, socialize, and enjoy a warm meal. Dinner will be from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

The 5600-block of North Major between 3:30 pm and 9:30 pm November 7;

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The 5800-block of North Melvina at 7:15 pm November 7;

The 5700-block of West Sunnyside at 9:50 am November 14;

The 4500-block of North McVicker between 8:00 pm November 15 and 8:00 am November 16; and

The 4400-block of North Mason at 8:11 pm November 17.

Beauty Crew Chicago, 4048 N. Milwaukee:

City News Cafe’s Winter Wonderland, 4108 N. Cicero

Hats Plus, 4706 W. Irving Park

Rasenick’s, 3940 N. Cicero

Distinct Bath and Body (Grand Opening), 4046 N. Milwaukee

Fantasy Costumes, 4065 N. Milwaukee

Jeff’s Red Hots, 3901 N. Cicero

Mr. Submarine, 3924 N. Cicero

Rico Music & Dance, 4823 W. Irving Park

Filament Theater, 4041 N. Milwaukee

USA Bridal & Tailor, 4020 N. Milwaukee

SINGER Factory Distributor, 4914 W. Irving Park

Today’s Avon, 4057 N. Milwaukee

Shilas Restaurant, 3938 N. Cicero

In the 45th Ward, the Winter Overnight Parking Ban impacts Foster east of Central, Milwaukee south of Foster, and Central south of Elston.

In the 45th Ward, the Winter Overnight Parking Ban impacts Foster east of Central, Milwaukee south of Foster, and Central south of Elston.

At 6:00 pm, the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence, will open its doors for those interested in visiting with Santa before the movie starts. Then, at 7:00 pm, sit back, relax, and enjoy the shenanigans Macaulay Culkin gets into during Home Alone.

The event will take place at the St. Viator Recreation Center, 3644 N. Kedvale. The hours are 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Friday, December 1, 11:00 am to 9:00 pm on Saturday, December 2, and 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday, December 3. View the event on Facebook for more information.

The Six Corners Association and the Portage Theatre are partnering to kick off the holiday season by featuring all your favorite holiday movies on Saturday, December 10, from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm at the Portage Theatre, 4050 N. Milwaukee.

Unwrapped new toys and food donations can be brought to the Pantry at the Irving Park United Methodist Church (3801 N. Keeler) on Wednesdays from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm or on Tuesday evenings. Donations can also dropped of at my office (4754 N. Milwaukee) during office hours.

Unwrapped new toys and food donations can be brought to the Pantry at the Irving Park United Methodist Church (3801 N. Keeler) on Wednesdays from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm or on Tuesday evenings. Donations can also dropped of at my office (4754 N. Milwaukee) during office hours.

Di’s Den, 5100 W. Irving Park, is giving back to our community this holiday season by participating in the annual Toys for Tots Christmas campaign.

District 7: 2193 W. 84th Pl., Merrillville, IN 46410; Nov. 28th; 12 pm – 5 pm

Thur., Nov 23, 12 pm, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner.Enjoy a warmThanksgiving Dinner surrounded by friends, family, and neighbors. At noon, there will be...

Tues., Nov 28, 1:30-4:30 pm, City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, Room 1102. Learn more about Chicago IT and upcoming bid opportunities during theInformation Technology Vendor Outreach Event. RSVP: online.Free. 

Tue., Nov 28, 7 pm,Pasta D’Arte, 6311 N. Milwaukee.Meet neighbors and get involved in the communityGladstone Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting.Free. 

Tue., Nov 28, 7 pm,Basement Auditorium of the Congregational Church, 5320 W. Giddings. Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during the Jefferson Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly...

Thur., Nov 30, 4 pm, Portage-Cragin Branch, 5108 W. Belmont.Author Joseph Gustaitis discussesChicago Transformed: World War I and the Windy Cityduring an Author Visit. More info: 312-744-0152.Free.

Sat., Dec 2, 9 am-3 pm, Malcolm X College, 1900 W. Jackson. Kevlars to Careers hosts aWelcome Home Event. Resources and symposium to prepare veterans, active duty personnel, and reservists/National Guard for a seamless transition to civilian life. Free.

Sat., Dec 2, 10 am,Irving Park Lutheran Church, 3938 W. Belle Plaine. Join friends and family for the annual Hanging of the Greens. Free.

Sun., Dec 3, 8 am-2 pm, Buckley Hall, 4447 N. Lowell. Get in the holiday spirit during the annual Cookie Walk, Santa’s Breakfast, & Christmas Tree Sale. Free. 

Sun., Dec 3, 9 am-9 pm, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox.Celebrate the holidays at the Irish American Heritage Center during a Christmas Bazaar. Tickets for breakfast are $15/adults and $5/children 12 and under. 

Tue., Dec 5, 3:30-8 pm, Old Irving Brewing Co., 4419 W. Montrose.Friends of Vaughn partners with Old Irving Brewing Co. to host a Happy Hour Fundraiser...

Fri., Dec 8, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, Courtroom 2005, 50 W. Washington. The senior enrichment series hosts aSenior Driving: Tips for the Active Senior. Register: 312-603-9233.Free.

Sat., Dec 9, 10 am-3 pm,Independence Park Fieldhouse, 3945 N. Springfield.Shop for homemade gifts by 32 local crafters, enjoy delicious treats from the bake sale, and visit with Santa between noon and 2 pm during theIndependence Park Holiday Craft Fair.Free.

Sun., Dec 10, 2 pm,Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding.The Irving Park Fine Arts Committee presents An Octave Above Holiday Concert. Reception with artists to follow concert.Free.

Sun., Dec 10, 5 pm,LaVilla Restaurant, La Strada Room, 3632 N. Pulaski.RSVP for OIPA’s annual Holiday Party. This year they’re shaking things up by...

Wed., Dec 13, 7 pm, Dunham Park, 4638 N. Melvina.Learn what you can do about crime during the 1622 beat meeting. Find your beat at the16th district beat map. More info: 312-724-4521.Free.

Sat., Dec 16, 9 am,17th District Community Room, 4650 N. Pulaski.Teens can discuss how they can fight crime during aPeer Jury – Youth Beat Meeting.More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Thur., Dec 21, 6 pm, Harry’s on Elston, 5943 N. Elston. The Gladstone Park Neighborhood Association hosts their annual Holiday Party. Join friends, family, and neighbors to celebrate each other and enjoy the holiday season.Cost of purchases.

    November 22, 2017 Update
    Dear Neighbor, I would like to wish everyone a joyous Thanksgiving. As we gather with friends, families, and neighbors to enjoy a warm meal, let's all take a moment to express our gratitude for one another and for the blessings we have. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
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Nov 16

Updated Nov 16

Watch “Home Alone” free Nov. 29

At 6:00 pm, the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence, will open its doors for those interested in visiting with Santa before the movie starts. Then, at 7:00 pm, sit back, relax, and enjoy the shenanigans Macaulay Culkin gets into during Home Alone.

    Watch "Home Alone" free Nov. 29
    Get into the holiday spirit by watching this family-friendly holiday classic on November 29. At 6:00 pm, the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence, will open its doors for those interested in visiting with Santa before the movie starts. Then, at 7:00 pm, sit back, relax, and enjoy the shenanigans Macaulay Culkin gets into during Home Alone.
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Nov 16

Alderman John Arena shared their event.

Please note that due to a last minute scheduling conflict, the groundbreaking ceremony for 5201 W. Lawrence has been pushed back a half an hour to 11:30 am. I hope you will join me as we thank the many stakeholders who helped guide us to a final plan and design and as we celebrate this first major step in the revitalization of the Jefferson Park business corridor.

    Groundbreaking Ceremony for 5201 W. Lawrence
    Construction of the Residences at Jefferson Park, 5201 W. Lawrence, has begun. I hope you will join us a ceremonial groundbreaking on Friday, November...
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Nov 16

Get into the holiday spirit by watching this ...

Get into the holiday spirit by watching this family-friendly holiday classic on November 29. At 6:00 pm, the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence, will open its doors for those interested in visiting with Santa before the movie starts. Then at 7:00 pm, sit back, relax, and enjoy the shenanigans Macaulay Culkin gets into during "Home Alone." The Jefferson Park Chamber of Commerce, the Northwest Chicago Historical Society, the Copernicus Center, Jefferson Park Neighborhood Association, and Jefferson Park Forward are generously sponsoring this free event full of holiday cheer.

    Alderman John Arena
    Get into the holiday spirit by watching this family-friendly holiday classic on November 29. At 6:00 pm, the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence, will open its doors for those interested in visiting...
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Nov 16

Updated Nov 16

Thanksgiving with Neighbors

The Joined Hands Food Pantry is sponsoring a free Thanksgiving dinner for all to enjoy at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 4939 W. Montrose. On Thanksgiving, join neighbors and congregation members to give thanks, socialize, and enjoy a warm meal. Dinner will be from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

    Thanksgiving with Neighbors
    If you are looking for a place to spend Thanksgiving with neighbors, both St. John's Episcopal and St. John's Lutheran will be hosting community Thanksgiving dinners on Thanksgiving, November 23. Join St. John's Episcopal on Thanksgiving Day at 2:00 pm for a home-cooked meal.
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Nov 16

Small Business Saturday

Beauty Crew Chicago, 4048 N. Milwaukee

City News Cafe’s Winter Wonderland, 4108 N. Cicero

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Hats Plus, 4706 W. Irving Park

Rasenick’s, 3940 N. Cicero

Distinct Bath and Body (Grand Opening), 4046 N. Milwaukee

Ray’s Round Up, 3930 N. Cicero

Fantasy Costumes, 4065 N. Milwaukee

Jeff’s Red Hots, 3901 N. Cicero

Mr. Submarine, 3924 N. Cicero

Rico Music & Dance, 4823 W. Irving Park

Filament Theater, 4041 N. Milwaukee

USA Bridal, 4020 N. Milwaukee

Singer Factory Distributor, 4914 W. Irving Park

    Small Business Saturday
    Why spend hours in line for Black Friday when you can help local businesses thrive by partaking in Small Business Saturday? Show your love for the Northwest Side on Saturday, November 25, by buying your holiday presents locally. The following small businesses in the Six Corners shopping district will partake in this year's Small Business Saturday: Beauty Crew Chicago, 4048 N.
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Nov 16

If you are looking for a place to spend Thank...

If you are looking for a place to spend Thanksgiving with neighbors, both St. John's Episcopal and St. John's Lutheran will be hosting community Thanksgiving dinners on Thanksgiving, November 23. Join St. John's Episcopal on Thanksgiving Day at 2:00 pm for a home-cooked meal. Before the meal, there will be a free jazz concert for everyone's pleasure starting at noon. Please call 773-725-9026 to make a reservation. Please leave your name and the number of people attending. Walk-ins are also welcome. The church is handicap accessible with a lift available to anyone in need. The Joined Hands Food Pantry is sponsoring a free Thanksgiving dinner for all to enjoy at St. John's Lutheran Church, 4939 W. Montrose. On Thanksgiving, join neighbors and congregation members to give thanks, socialize, and enjoy a warm meal. Dinner will be from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

    Alderman John Arena
    If you are looking for a place to spend Thanksgiving with neighbors, both St. John's Episcopal and St. John's Lutheran will be hosting community Thanksgiving dinners on Thanksgiving, November 23....
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Nov 15

Alderman John Arena shared Friends of Beard's...

Support Beard School and eat delicious food from Tom & Jerry's, 6359 W. Montrose, this Friday between 10:30 am and 8:00 pm. Mention Beard School and Tom and Jerry’s will donate 20% of proceeds to Beard. This includes dine in, carry out and delivery. Unable to attend, but still want to help? Visit www.friendsofbeard.org to make your tax-deductible donation.

    Friends of Beard Tom and Jerry's Fundraiser
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Nov 14

Updated Nov 14

Alderman John Arena shared Weston's Coffee & ...

Weston's Coffee & Tap Co., 4872 N. Milwaukee, is looking great ahead of their mid-December opening. I'm looking forward to their craft brews, coffee drinks, and cold cut sandwiches.

    Weston's Coffee & Tap Co.
    Weston's Coffee & Tap Co., Chicago, Illinois. 361 likes · 27 talking about this · 3 were here. Café offering a twist to the traditional coffee shop. Fast-casual, Coffee & Espresso drinks, fresh...
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Nov 14

Di's Den at 5100 W. Irving Park is a register...

Di's Den at 5100 W. Irving Park is a registered 2017 Toys for Tots collection site. Please bring donations in any time.

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Nov 14

Maliya Porter from the 5700 block of West Mon...

Maliya Porter from the 5700 block of West Montrose has been reported as missing. Anyone with information should contact Area North detectives at (312) 744-8200. https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/15-year-old-girl-reported-missing-from-portage-park-2/

    15-year-old girl reported missing from Portage Park
    Police are asking for the public's help in locating a 15-year-old girl reported missing Monday from the Portage Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side. Maliya Porter is missing Monday from the 5700 block of West Montrose, according to a missing person alert from Chicago Police.
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Nov 09

Updated Nov 12

Alderman John Arena added an event.

Construction of the Residences at Jefferson Park, 5201 W. Lawrence, has begun. I hope you will join us a ceremonial groundbreaking on Friday, November 17, at 11:00 am. This is an opportunity to thank all of the many stakeholders who helped guide us to a final plan and design. This development is the first major step in ushering in the revitalization of the Jefferson Park business corridor.

    Groundbreaking Ceremony for 5201 W. Lawrence
    Construction of the Residences at Jefferson Park, 5201 W. Lawrence, has begun. I hope you will join us a ceremonial groundbreaking on Friday, November...
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Nov 10

November 9, 2017 Update

If you’re looking to spend the day in a profound and meaningful way, I recommend visiting the Ed Paschke Art Center located at 5415 W. Higgins. They have partnered with the National Veterans Art Museum to  host a special event in honor of Veterans Day.

Construction of the Residences at Jefferson Park, 5201 W. Lawrence, has begun. I hope you will join us a ceremonial groundbreaking on Friday, November 17, at 11:00 am.

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Performances will take place at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N, Milwaukee, and are family-friendly. More information and tickets are available to purchase online.

The highly-anticipated opening of Fischman’s bottle shop is finally here! On Friday, November 17, at 3:00 pm they will officially open the doors to the bottle shop at their new location in Six Corners, 4054 N. Milwaukee.

Between noon and 4:00 pm, veterans with a military ID can go to CACC at 2741 S. Western avenue to adopt a new furry best friend.

Unwrapped new toys and food donations can be brought to the Pantry at the Irving Park United Methodist Church (3801 N. Keeler) on Wednesdays from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm or on Tuesday evenings. Donations can also dropped of at my office (4754 N. Milwaukee) during office hours.

Unwrapped new toys and food donations can be brought to the Pantry at the Irving Park United Methodist Church (3801 N. Keeler) on Wednesdays from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm or on Tuesday evenings. Donations can also dropped of at my office (4754 N. Milwaukee) during office hours.

The event takes place on Saturday, November 11, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Independence Tap, 3932 W. Irving Park.

At 6:00 pm, the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence, will open its doors for those interested in visiting with Santa before the movie starts. Then, at 7:00 pm, sit back, relax, and enjoy the shenanigans Macaulay Culkin gets into during Home Alone.

Bump-out at McVicker and Bryn Mawr ($70,000): 141 votes;

Bump-out at Dakin and Lamon ($30,000): 58 votes.

Fri., Nov 10, 5:30-8 pm, Schurz High School Auditorium, 3601 N. Milwaukee. Schurz hosts a Family Movie Night. They will feature Free Birds, the greatest turkey movie of all time! Doors open at 5:30, movie starts at 5:45. Admission is free, popcorn and snacks available for purchase.

Sat., Nov 11, 7-10 pm, Irving Park Lutheran Church gym, 4057 N. Harding. The IPLC is hosting aGenerosity Hoe-Down. This is a square dance for all ages. All are invited. Free.

Sun., Nov 12, 11 am (following worship), Eden United Church of Christ, 5051 W. Gunnison. Sink your teeth into delicious homemade baked goods and buy some crafty gift items during...

Mon., Nov 13, 8:30 am, St. Tarcissus Church, 6040 W. Ardmore. Pope Francis Global Academy invites veterans from our community to attend a Veterans Mass and Reception. A simple coffee and danish reception will follow mass. RSVP: online. Free.

Mon., Nov 13, 7 pm, Basement of the Irving Park Baptist Church, 4401 W. Irving Park. Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during the Old Irving Park Associationmeeting. Free. 

Tue., Nov 14, 8:30 am, St. Edward School, 4343 W. Sunnyside. Speak to parents and see classrooms during a St. Edward School Tour. RSVP:email organizers.Free.

Tue., Nov 14, 7 pm,Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn.Learn what you can do about crime during the 1731 beat meeting. Find your beat at the17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588.Free.

Wed., Nov 15, 7 pm, 16th District Community Room, 5151 N. Milwaukee. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1623 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 16th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

Wed., Nov 15, 7:30 pm, 17th District Community Room, 4650 N. Pulaski.Learn what you can do about crime during the 1722-1723 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free. 

Thur., Nov 16, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005.  The senior enrichment seminar series hosts a Domestic Violence Against Seniors: Misuse of Power and Controlseminar. Register: 312-603-9233.Free.

Thur., Nov 16, 4-10 pm, Tratroria Porretta, 3656 N. Central. Swing by Trattoria Porretta after picking up your child’s report card during theFriends of...

Fri., Nov 17, 8-9 am, Murphy School, 3539 W. Grace. Tour Murphy and celebrate the joy of being in school during the Murphy School’s Community Sing & School Tour. More info: 773-534-9892. Free.

Sat., Nov 18, 4-8 pm, Buckley Hall, 4447 N. Lowell.Satisfy your food cravings during the St. Edward Boy Scout Troop 904’sAll You Can Eat Pasta Dinner. Proceeds will help fund the troop’s activities.$10/adults; $7/kids 10 and younger. 

Sun., Nov 19, 3:30 pm, Congregation Church of Jefferson Park, 5320 W. Giddings. Five local churches collaborate to host the Annual Neighborhood Thanksgiving Service. Following the service, there...

...collected for the Northwest Church of Christ Food Pantry. Parking available Hoyne Bank lot at Milwaukee and Giddings.Donations accepted...

Thur., Nov 23, 12 pm, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner.Enjoy a warmThanksgiving Dinner surrounded by friends, family, and neighbors. At noon, there will be...

Thur., Nov 23, 1-4 pm, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 4939 W. Montrose.The Joined Hands Food Pantry will be providing a Free Thanksgiving Dinner. Everyone is welcome to join and enjoy a warm traditional meal and cheery company on Thanksgiving Day.Free.

Tues., Nov 28, 1:30-4:30 pm, City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, Room 1102. Learn more about Chicago IT and upcoming bid opportunities during theInformation Technology Vendor Outreach Event. RSVP: online.Free. 

Tue., Nov 28, 7 pm,Pasta D’Arte, 6311 N. Milwaukee.Meet neighbors and get involved in the communityGladstone Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting.Free. 

    November 9, 2017 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Please note that my office will be closed on Friday, November 10, and Saturday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day.We will reopen on Monday, November 13, at 9:00 am. I'd like to take a moment to thank all the men and women who have served in our armed forces to protect our liberties.
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Nov 09

Are you a veteran in search of a new furry be...

Are you a veteran in search of a new furry best friend or do you know one who is? Chicago Animal Care and Control is having a Pets for Vets free adoption day on Veterans Day, November 11, from noon to 4:00 pm at 2741 S. Western. Swing by and give an animal in need a forever home! More info: https://illinoiscomptroller.gov/services/critters/pets-for-vets-adoption-day/.

    Alderman John Arena
    Are you a veteran in search of a new furry best friend or do you know one who is? Chicago Animal Care and Control is having a Pets for Vets free adoption day on Veterans Day, November 11, from noon...
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