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Dog Found

A white/black shih tzu was found early this morning around Carmen & Oak Park. The dog was brought to the 16th police station. Please pass the news to neighbors.

Jun 08

Weekly Newsletter – June 8, 2018

...a more casual Midsommarfest at the open streets-styled Block Party on Friday night between Summerdale and Balmoral on Clark, hosted in partnership with local businesses and neighborhood groups. Also new to Midsommarfest...

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5800 Block of N. Broadway

Location: CTA substation at 5847 N. Broadway Street

Woodruff Arcade (6351-67 N Broadway) Development

Hollywood and Sheridan has been put on hold. All lanes should be open to vehicular driving. When a future start date is announced, we will inform all via our newsletter. Project start date tentatively scheduled for fall 2018.

5245 N Glenwood

1450 W Balmoral

4956 N. Sheridan Road

...to a Creative Space incorporating working, meeting and small event space. Meet at Colvin House, 5940 N. Sheridan. *Registration required by Wednesday, June 6, limited to 20 people...

...yours. Participants may attend one, two or three English classes. Meet at Senn High School, 5900 N. Glenwood. For more information email or call Edgewater Village. *Registration required...

Edgewater Senior Satellite Center inside the Broadway Armory,  5917 N. Broadway

...the West Ridge Forest Preserve located on 20 acres of land adjacent to Rosehill Cemetery, 5801 N. Western (at Ardmore).  The free program will be presented by Prof. Tom Murphy. Then on June...

...of the Preserve on June 20.  Meet at 10 a.m. at the entrance on Ardmore and Western Avenue.  The tour will last until noon...

4921 N. Marine Dr. | 312.742.7522

1552 W. Schreiber Ave.,Chicago 60626

1533 W Devon Ave., Chicago, IL 60660

...is held Monday – Friday from Noon – 3 pm. All sessions are held at Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St. (at Granville) in Chicago’s Edgwater neighborhood. To register, please visit www.raventheatre.com/education...

...Out” event of the school year! This month we’ll be at Flaco’s Tacos (1116 W. Granville) ~and~  Gordo’s Homemade Ice Cream Bars (1120 W. Granville). Grab a taco or a...

...be at Flaco’s Tacos (1116 W. Granville) ~and~  Gordo’s Homemade Ice Cream Bars (1120 W. Granville). Grab a taco or a treat on Friday, June 15, and they will donate 10...

...local (Edgewater family-owned) business by ordering your gift cards here and redeeming at the 2815 N. Ashland location.  Each gift e-gift card or plastic gift card purchased earns 20 percent back...

The Edgewater Public Library, 6000 N. Broadway, and the Bezazian Public Library, 1226 W. Ainslie St., offer a wide variety of programs and events each month.BIG BOOK SALE: Supporting the Friends of Bezazian

The Edgewater Public Library, 6000 N. Broadway, and the Bezazian Public Library, 1226 W. Ainslie St., offer a wide variety of programs and events each month.BIG BOOK SALE: Supporting the Friends of Bezazian

...Friday night festivities, with 16 Candles on the North Stage at 8:00 p.m. (Catalpa and Clark) and a DJ X-Tasy Dance Party at the Balmoral Pride Stage (West Balmoral near...

...Parking Lot will offer free entertainment for kids throughout both days. The Swedish Stage (at Clark & Foster) will feature traditional Swedish activities, including a dance around the Maypole on Saturday at 11...

...on Saturday at 11:45 a.m. Guests can also visit the Swedish American Museum (5211 N Clark), which will offer free admission all weekend long...

Buttercup Playlot Park, 4901 N Sheridan Rd.

Click here for more informationThe Christmas in July Drive benefiting Sarah’s Circle in Uptown drop the items, specified in the link, at 4838 N Sheridan.

Friday, June 22 at 1477 W Berwyn 

Saturday, June 23 at 5238 N. Clark

Fat Cat Restaurant & Bar, 4840 N. Broadway

Montgomery Hall, The Episcopal Church of the Atonement, 5749 N. Kenmore Ave

Independent Spirits, Inc. 5947 N. Broadway

Otherworld Theatre, 3914 N Clark Street

WARD OFFICE: 5533 N. Broadway St., Chicago, Illinois 60640

    Weekly Newsletter - June 8, 2018
    Dear neighbor, Protecting the safety and well being of students of Chicago Public Schools is a critical and absolute priority for all those involved in Chicago Public Schools and city government.
    http://48thward.org

Jun 06

Updated Jun 08

    Affordable housing in the Far Northwest Side: A tale of two projects
    The economic bustle in and around O'Hare International Airport yields a strong job market for working-class Chicagoans, a market that's only going to get stronger when O'Hare's long-awaited expansion starts. Plenty of mass transit, including the Blue Line and an array of CTA bus routes, connects Far Northwest Side neighborhoods with the rest of the city.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • Robert Rohdenburg Activist Citizen

    "A look at the latter case first. Near Norwood Park, GlenStar Properties wants to build a 299-unit apartment complex along the Kennedy Expressway, just east of O’Hare. As many as 30 of the units would be deemed affordable housing, which means rent for those units would be within reach for...

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    "A look at the latter case first. Near Norwood Park, GlenStar Properties wants to build a 299-unit apartment complex along the Kennedy Expressway, just east of O’Hare. As many as 30 of the units would be deemed affordable housing, which means rent for those units would be within reach for people making 60 percent or less of the neighborhood’s median income.

    The location would be ideal — within walking distance of CTA bus routes, the Blue Line’s Cumberland station, and a Greyhound bus stop.

    Up until recently, however, GlenStar’s proposal looked like a victim of aldermanic prerogative — an unwritten rule that gives aldermen veto power over projects within their wards.

    The complex is proposed in the predominantly white 41st Ward, where Ald. Anthony Napolitano presides. Last fall at a city Zoning Committee hearing, Napolitano said he opposed the project because of concerns about the impact on traffic and local schools. In a lawsuit seeking to get the project approved, GlenStar says Napolitano failed to back up those assertions with data. GlenStar says the real reason for Napolitano’s opposition was the project’s inclusion of affordable housing.

    The zoning committee deferred action on the project indefinitely, and the deadline for a vote on the project expired in January. However, GlenStar officials were recently told their proposal will be put on the agenda for the Zoning Committee’s meeting June 26."..."What do the GlenStar and Full Circle proposals share in common? They each offer affordable housing in a part of the city where the job market’s arrow is up and the demand for lower-wage earners is sure to grow. That’s something that should be enabled. Neighborhoods are at their healthiest when they strike a balance between growth and affordability. Arena gets that. Napolitano doesn’t."

  • OParker Native Chicagoan

    Why do the developers and their supporters insist on wanting to make this and other projects about race or poverty when all many of us are asking is not to put in high density housing? Keep the buildings to 4 stories or less and include the 30 assisted housing units and I believe they would find a lot more support.

  • Robert Rohdenburg Activist Citizen

    6/7/18 Letter to the Chicago Tribune Editor in response to the 6/6 Tribune Editorial:"Letter: Aldermen have too much control over housing in their wards
    June 7, 2018, 1:40 PM

    The Chicago Tribune editorial “Affordable housing in the Far Northwest Side: A tale of two projects” urges affordable housing to be...

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    6/7/18 Letter to the Chicago Tribune Editor in response to the 6/6 Tribune Editorial:"Letter: Aldermen have too much control over housing in their wards
    June 7, 2018, 1:40 PM

    The Chicago Tribune editorial “Affordable housing in the Far Northwest Side: A tale of two projects” urges affordable housing to be considered in the Far Northwest Side of Chicago. For over a century, Far Northwest Side communities have, by design, been residentially segregated. Even today, aldermanic prerogative, an informal practice with no grounding in law, has been manipulated in an unjust manner to exclude under-represented populations. The Far Northwest Side of Chicago needs local and citywide leadership to step up and ensure healthy, inclusive and affordable communities are designed for the future, especially in light of plans to expand O’Hare International Airport.

    The O’Hare expansion is expected to generate 60,000 construction jobs and tens of thousands of permanent jobs in upcoming years. Airport workers will need affordable housing to eliminate hours of commute time. Lessening daily commute time improves quality of life for individuals and families, allowing more time to be spent with children, attend school, work out and become engaged community volunteers. Because of misuse of aldermanic prerogative, the GlenStar Properties project development, containing 299 units, including 30 units of affordable housing, has been in limbo for almost a year. Unless City Council zoning committee members take the high road for the greater good of the city and choose to ignore aldermanic prerogative, in a rare and almost unprecedented manner, the project will not be approved."

    Aldermanic prerogative needs to be re-examined to ensure it is not used to promote segregation in the future.".."Monica Dillon, Chicago"

    SEE the entire letter at:http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/letters/ct-letters-chicago-ohare-jobs-segregated-20180607-story.html

Jun 07

Jun 01

Updated Jun 01

Weekly Update from the Alderman – June 1, 2018

...a more casual Midsommarfest at the open streets-styled Block Party on Friday night between Summerdale and Balmoral on Clark, hosted in partnership with local businesses and neighborhood groups. Also new to Midsommarfest...

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...Street sponsored by Chinese Mutual Aide Association. The run will start at 8 am at Argyle and Sheridan and will head east to our lakefront. Proceeds from the run go to fund the...

...Police Reform and Accountability. The meeting is at 6:30 pm at Amundsen High School, 5110 N. Damen Ave., and we will be discussing four ordinances before the City Council that are focused on...

The Cochran building at 1127 West Granville is immersed in the arts – from the mosaics featured on its façade and three...

Location: CTA substation at 5847 N. Broadway Street

Woodruff Arcade (6351-67 N Broadway) Development

Hollywood and Sheridan has been put on hold. All lanes should be open to vehicular driving. When a future start date is announced, we will inform all via our newsletter. Project start date tentatively scheduled for fall 2018.

1435 W Berwyn

1421 W Gregory

1420 W Rascher

5245 N Glenwood

1450 W Balmoral

4956 N. Sheridan Road

Swedish Covenant Hospital, Anderson Pavillion 2751 W. Winona

...can be dropped off at any Jewel-Osco Store or Alderman Harry Osterman’s Office, 5533 N. Broadway. For a full list of items, you can drop off click on the link above...

Edgewater Senior Satellite Center inside the Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway

Edgewater Library, second floor, 6000 N. Broadway

Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, Courtroom 2005

Fat Cat, 4840 N Broadway

...local (Edgewater family-owned) business by ordering your gift cards here and redeeming at the 2815 N. Ashland location.  Each gift e-gift card or plastic gift card purchased earns 20 percent back...

The Edgewater Public Library, 6000 N. Broadway, and the Bezazian Public Library, 1226 W. Ainslie St., offer a wide variety of programs and events each month.

Plus: Edgewater Beach Apartments (5555 N Sheridan); Malibu East (6003 N. Sheridan); The Renaissance Condominiums (5510 N. Sheridan)

Plus: Edgewater Beach Apartments (5555 N Sheridan); Malibu East (6003 N. Sheridan); The Renaissance Condominiums (5510 N. Sheridan)

Plus: Edgewater Beach Apartments (5555 N Sheridan); Malibu East (6003 N. Sheridan); The Renaissance Condominiums (5510 N. Sheridan)

The Edge Theatre, 5451 N Broadway

...Friday night festivities, with 16 Candles on the North Stage at 8:00 p.m. (Catalpa and Clark) and a DJ X-Tasy Dance Party at the Balmoral Pride Stage (West Balmoral near...

...Parking Lot will offer free entertainment for kids throughout both days. The Swedish Stage (at Clark & Foster) will feature traditional Swedish activities, including a dance around the Maypole on Saturday at 11...

...on Saturday at 11:45 a.m. Guests can also visit the Swedish American Museum (5211 N Clark), which will offer free admission all weekend long...

Movies at Buttercup Buttercup Playlot Park, 4901 N Sheridan Rd. Click here for more information

The Christmas in July Drive benefiting Sarah’s Circle in Uptown drop the items, specified in the link, at 4838 N Sheridan.

Ballroom Classes with Matt Pospeshil June 15 7:30 – 8:30pm Gus Giordano Dance School, 5239 N Clark St

    Weekly Update from the Alderman - June 1, 2018
    Next Tuesday, June 5th I will be chairing a City Council Public Safety committee meeting on Police Reform and Accountability. The meeting is at 6:30 pm at Amundsen High School, 5110 N. Damen Ave., and we will be discussing four ordinances before the City Council that are focused on providing civilian oversight to the Chicago Police Department.
    http://48thward.org

May 31

Updated Jun 01

Operation Help A Hero

Operation Help A Hero
There are hundreds of homeless Veterans in Chicago. The City of Chicago is working hard to create a system where any episode of homelessness is rare and brief through the End Veterans Homelessness Initiative (EVHI). As we house these veterans, the transition from shelter or transitional housing to permanent housing, means many veterans do not have basic items to set up a home. Mayor Emanuel, the City Council, and Jewel-Osco are joining together in the month of June to help homeless Veterans in Chicago by creating move-in kits. Please help by donating new household items.
https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/fss/veterans/veteran-news/operation-help-a-hero.html

    operation-help-a-hero
    There are hundreds of homeless Veterans in Chicago. The City of Chicago is working hard to create a system where any episode of homelessness is rare and brief through the End Veterans Homelessness Initiative (EVHI). As we house these veterans, the transition from shelter or transitional housing to permanent housing, means many veterans do not have basic items to set up a home.
    https://www.cityofchicago.org

Jun 01

May 29

Summer Camp

Immaculate Conception School 7263 W. Talcott is offering Summer Camp beginning Monday, June 11 - Friday, August 17, 2018. We offer sign up for a full week or any number of days per week. For more information or to request a registration packet please email Dawn LaVeau, Summer Camp Coordinator at frontdesk@icparish.net or call (224) 935-6868.

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Updated May 23

Newbie

We just moved to the neighborhood last month. Looking forward to being a part of the community.

  • Welcome

  • Welcome. You should enjoy it here. I am one of the "Old Farts" around here. Have lived in the Union Ridge/Big Oaks area for over 40 years with no plans to move.

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Apr 28

Updated Apr 29

Participatory Budget for 41st Ward

Spread the word to all of your friends in the ward about the opportunity to have a say on how the 41st Ward budget of $1million gets allocated.

First, you will be asked to vote on the % of the budget that gets spent on street resurfacing.

Second, you will be asked to vote on how the remaining money should be allocated by ranking 3 bundled community project packages. One of these packages includes the repair/replacement of the NORWOOD PARK sign near the train station. Each voter can rank the projects (from 1 - 3) in order of importance to them.

Voting through 5/11 @ Alderman Napolitano's office:
7442 N Harlem Ave
Mon. 9am-7pm, Tu-Fri 9am-5pm

  • Jac Charlier AKA Citizen Jac Citizen-led solutions for better community

    I voted again this year and as part of the Edgebrook Community Association (ECA), we had Board members staffing the voting. I'm glad the 41st Ward has a form of PB. This is a good thing.

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