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Unity in Community Supporting the 2018 Chicago Women's March- Northwest Neighbors Looking to Go?

Greetings My Neighbors!

Following an outstanding 2nd Annual MLK Day Dinner Northwest this last Monday, double the size of our Inaugural 2017 Dinner and with a whole bunch of new Northwest neighbors joining us, Unity in Community now turns its attention to our first supported activity of 2018: The Chicago Women's March to be held on Saturday, January 20. Kick-off is at 11 AM but with the crowds expected you've got to get down there much earlier. Men of all...

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Greetings My Neighbors!

Following an outstanding 2nd Annual MLK Day Dinner Northwest this last Monday, double the size of our Inaugural 2017 Dinner and with a whole bunch of new Northwest neighbors joining us, Unity in Community now turns its attention to our first supported activity of 2018: The Chicago Women's March to be held on Saturday, January 20. Kick-off is at 11 AM but with the crowds expected you've got to get down there much earlier. Men of all ages are entirely welcome to attend.

Unity in Community leader Nancy Kerstein will be carrying our Unity in Community Northwest Area - city and surburbs - banner during the march. Community members interested in going should let us know either via this post or email us at Jac.Charlier@gmail.com. We'll connect up as a Northwest grouping (if you are not attending with another group already). More info is here: http://womens121marchonchicago.org/

Unity in Community is a citizen-led initiative creating an open civic space in our Northwest Area for civil conversation and shared action about race, gender, and diversity. Want more info? Contact Jac Charlier at jac.charlier@gmail.com. We are on Facebook too.

  • Phill Lucille, give me strength.

    Why are comments being deleted?
    robin in WRP writes "What about Tax paying citizens, brought here as small children, being forcibly removed from the country the call home and sent to a country where they have no ties?"
    She made a mistake there. Those aren't citizens, their legal status is "Illegal Alien".
    Not "off topic". Thanks.

  • @Phil: Right on! Is EveryBlock becoming part of the Fake News network? If a comment does not conform to their agenda it's deleted? Of course I suspect no one will see this because it also will be deleted. We'll see.

19 hours ago

Shooting on Lavergne - Neighborhood Watch

We heard 3 gunshots the other night Lavergne and Patterson and there was NOTHING in the news. The only place we saw it was on our ring video doorbell network. You can download the app and get neighborhood notifications (you don't have to have the doorbell) and see video footage from your neighbors. It's a good way to know what's happening close to you.

https://download.ring.com/GnMK/mYKAeQ5GRJ

Some of the neighbors have found this helpful, and wanted to pass it on.

    Join the New Neighborhood Watch
    Get the free Ring app and join the New Neighborhood Watch. Ring will keep you up-to-date with crime and safety alerts from your neighbors. Use the button below, and get $10 in Ring Credit.
    https://download.ring.com

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3 days ago

Eris, Chicago’s First Cider House, Could Open Next Week

...ready inside Eris, the massive three-floor restaurant inside a former church/masonic temple at 4240 W. Irving Park Road. It’ll make beer and ciders while Chicago restaurant veteran Jonathan Trubow has developed a...

    Eris, Chicago's First Cider House, Could Open Next Week
    Chicago's first cider house, Eris Brewery and Cider House , should open next week and the interiors have come a long way since last February's sneak peak. Nearly all the tables are ready inside Eris, the massive three-floor restaurant inside a former church/masonic temple at 4240 W. Irving Park Road.
    https://chicago.eater.com

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6 days ago

'Chicago Taco Authority' Brings Tacos And More To Irving Park

...spot to score tacos and more has opened its doors in the neighborhood. Located at 4219 W. Irving Park Rd. (between Keeler & Tripp avenues) in Irving Park, the newcomer is called Chicago Taco Authority.This...

    'Chicago Taco Authority' Brings Tacos And More To Irving Park
    A new spot to score tacos and more has opened its doors in the neighborhood. Located at 4219 W. Irving Park Rd. (between Keeler & Tripp avenues) in Irving Park, the newcomer is called Chicago Taco Authority. This taqueria--the creation of Jose Bustos--features traditional street-style Mexican fare.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Jan 16 2017

Updated 6 days ago

Koch Foods?

Hi everyone,
I'm interested in the area, but I noticed there's a large chicken processing plant nearby. It seems like this could be quite a nuisance and I had some questions for the neighborhood. Is the facility noisy at odd hours? Do they actually slaughter chickens there, or is it just processing? I'm worried about seeing or hearing truckloads of live birds. I'm out and about very early in the morning.

  • Can anyone speak to the smell during the summer? We are considering purchasing in the Terraces and wondering if the smell is still an issue. Since it’s winter and cold outside we haven’t been able to notice any smells, but am worried that changes in the summer! Thank you!

  • I never had an issue with smell there, lived nearby and drove by a lot. As the alderman said, they don’t have live chickens there. You can sometimes smell the commerical bakery on Kolmar which is nice!

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Jan 15

Ready to Celebrate? Come on Over for the 2nd Annual MLK Day Dinner Northwest - Unity in Community

Greetings My Neighbors,

Its Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and that means you are welcome to join with Unity in Community as we celebrate the life and the legacy of Dr. King, as well as the need for our ongoing work towards racial and gender equality, and inclusion for all. You are most welcome to join us tonight, Monday, January 15, for the 2nd Annual MLK Day Dinner, the Northwest area's only annual MLK dinner. , We'll be at the...

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Greetings My Neighbors,

Its Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and that means you are welcome to join with Unity in Community as we celebrate the life and the legacy of Dr. King, as well as the need for our ongoing work towards racial and gender equality, and inclusion for all. You are most welcome to join us tonight, Monday, January 15, for the 2nd Annual MLK Day Dinner, the Northwest area's only annual MLK dinner. , We'll be at the Wildwood Tavern (6140 W. Touhy, Niles) from 6:30-8:30 PM. Cost is $15/person (CASH ONLY, please - and if you can't afford that, come anyway, we'll figure it out.) It's not too late. All ages welcome.

Need more information? Email jac.charlier@gmail.com or see the EveryBlock MLK Day Dinner Event here: https://chicago.everyblock.com/neighbor-events/jan15-unity-community-2nd-annual-mlk-northwest-area-dinner-8428566/

Want to know more about this national holiday? Keep reading.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent
question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” Against what seemed like
impossible odds, Dr. King and scores of his fellow citizens of all races came
together and, ultimately, helped bend the moral arc of the universe toward
justice. In recognition of Dr. King’s incredible legacy of service to all, Congress
designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of
service in 1994, and charged the Corporation for National and Community
Service with leading this effort. Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a “day on, not a day off.” Today's commemoration of the MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 15 is an opportunity to remember that history. It is also a time to consider how much work still remains to fulfill Dr. King’s dream.

Jan 10

Updated Jan 13

Fresh fruit delivery now available in our area - Imperfect Produce

We just signed up for this service so cant vouch for it yet but figured it was worth a shot. I know there are lots of people here who frequent the farmers markets and/or grow their own, so "imperfect" is probably not much of a concern.

https://www.imperfectproduce.com/register.php?referral=291345

^using referral link gets $10 off.

    Register :: Imperfect: Ugly produce delivery for 30-50% less!
    Imperfect delivers ugly produce for 30% less than grocery store prices. Based in San Francisco, we deliver to the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Portland, and Seattle. Coming soon to the Midwest, East Coast, South, Southwest, and Southeast!
    https://www.imperfectproduce.com
  • Chicago Tonight had a segment about this company. Several people in my neighborhood group on Facebook have used it and are satisfied with it.

    It's a subscription service, so you have to order on a regular basis.

  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    I received my first box this week. I forgot to pick my items, but was not disappointed at all!! The quality was fantastic. We are getting a small fruit and vegetable box every other week, but may change to every week. With the delivery charge, I think I paid around $10: celery, carrots, onions, red potatoes, spaghetti squash, lemons and oranges, the most beautiful head of red cabbage I've ever seen. All organic. Cost varies based on content

    Use this link, and we'll each get a $10 credit. https://www.imperfectproduce.com/register.php?referral=282940

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Jan 11

Swim Lessons at NEIU start Jan. 16

Swim Lessons for Adults and Children begin Jan. 16 at NEIU Campus Recreation.

Openings for children or youth (ages 5 to 16) are available for:

Monday 6:30
Tuesday 6:30
Wednesday 5:45 and 6:30
Friday 5:15
Saturday 10:30 and 11:15

For adults:

Monday 7:15
Tuesday 7:15
Wednesday 7:15

For further information please see our website. https://neiu.edu/university-life/campus-recreation/aquatics

To see the full schedule and to register for swim lessons, follow this link https://apm.activecommunities.com/crneiu and search “youth swim lessons” or “adult swim lessons.”

    Aquatics | NEIU University Life
    Swimming is one of the best-all around workouts, involving nearly every major muscle group. Plus, water disperses heat more efficiently than air and cools the body, lowering your risk for overheating. And swimming offers up to 14% more resistance than exercising on land, providing an all-around great workout.
    https://neiu.edu

Jan 11

affordable snow removal service/person?

hello neighbors!
We are a new business at the corner of Avondale and Pulaski and we are looking for a more affordable option for our snow removal. We're interested in a professional service for heavier snow falls (over one inch) and/or a local person who could just (perhaps with a snowblower?) take care of our sidewalks during light snowfalls. We've gotten lucky so far this year but there is still (purportedly) a lot of winter days left!

Thanks!
Sonya Seifert
Bluebird Wellness
www.bluebirdwell.com

    home page
    Bluebird practitioners offer acupuncture, herbal therapy, and nutritional counseling. We provide private and sliding-scale community acupuncture treatments, in English and Spanish, to help make our treatments affordable and accessible. All of our services are by appointment only. Call, email, or click on the button below to set up an appointment.
    http://www.bluebirdwell.com

Jan 11

Jan 10

Unity in Community: Getting Ready for MLK Day on Monday, January 15 - Dine, Donate, Demand

Greetings Again My Neighbors,

As you get ready for the 2nd Annual Unity in Community MLK Day Dinner on Monday, January 15 at Wildwood Tavern from 6:30-8"30 PM (event details are here: https://nextdoor.com/events/1782090/ (Please RSVP if you have not already done so. Cost is $15/person.) it's time to think about what you can do on the MLK National Day of Service, also on January 15 and starting this upcoming weekend.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent...

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Greetings Again My Neighbors,

As you get ready for the 2nd Annual Unity in Community MLK Day Dinner on Monday, January 15 at Wildwood Tavern from 6:30-8"30 PM (event details are here: https://nextdoor.com/events/1782090/ (Please RSVP if you have not already done so. Cost is $15/person.) it's time to think about what you can do on the MLK National Day of Service, also on January 15 and starting this upcoming weekend.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent
question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” Through the *MLK National
Day of Service and through this upcoming weekend, you can answer that question. *Locate where you can donate your time and treasure through the act of service to our neighbors* at https://www.nationalservice.gov/mlkday and be part of all those taking part in the the MLK National Day of Service.

Questions? Please ask. Jac.Charlier@gmail.com.

See you at the MLK Day Dinner - all ages are welcome...

Unity in Community is a citizen-led initiative. Our Mission is to create an open civic space in the Northwest area - city and suburbs alike *for civil conversation, growth, reflection, and shared action regarding race, gender, and diversity.

    Unity In Community 2nd Annual Mlk Northwest Area Dinner
    Greetings My Neighbors! Unity in Community is pleased to invite you to our 2nd Annual MLK Northwest Area Dinner on Monday, January 15, 2018 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at the Wildwood Tavern.
    https://nextdoor.com

Jan 10

Jan 09

Catalytic Converter theft attempt

Hi Neighbors,
Just a heads up. I had an attempted theft of my catalytic converter over the weekend. I live on the 3900 block of Kedvale, and drive a 2012 Jeep Liberty. My car was parked right out in front of my building on the same block. I am not sure if it happened overnight Saturday to Sunday (Jan 6th o Jan 7th) or Sunday to Monday (Jan 7th to Jan 8th) as I did not drive my car on...

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Hi Neighbors,
Just a heads up. I had an attempted theft of my catalytic converter over the weekend. I live on the 3900 block of Kedvale, and drive a 2012 Jeep Liberty. My car was parked right out in front of my building on the same block. I am not sure if it happened overnight Saturday to Sunday (Jan 6th o Jan 7th) or Sunday to Monday (Jan 7th to Jan 8th) as I did not drive my car on Sunday. Monday morning however when I left for work the car sounded like truck, and was extremely loud when accelerating. I took it to Iggy's Muffler shop on Montrose and Harlem and was told that someone had cut through the front, and was half way through the back with they either gave up, or got spooked and left. Iggy's did great work and only charged me $50 to weld everything back together.

Not sure there is any way to prevent this from happening in the future, other than parking in well lit areas and everyone keeping a watchful eye. Unfortunately I do not have garage access which would be the best option.

Jan 05

Updated Jan 08

Celebrating MLK Day on Monday, January 15 in Three Easy Steps - Dine, Donate, Demand

Greetings My Neighbors!

It's time to get ready to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Day on Monday, January 15.

In recognition of Dr. King’s incredible legacy of service to all, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service. Against what seemed like impossible odds, Dr. King and scores of his fellow citizens of all races came together and, ultimately, helped bend the moral arc of the universe toward justice. The upcoming...

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Greetings My Neighbors!

It's time to get ready to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Day on Monday, January 15.

In recognition of Dr. King’s incredible legacy of service to all, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service. Against what seemed like impossible odds, Dr. King and scores of his fellow citizens of all races came together and, ultimately, helped bend the moral arc of the universe toward justice. The upcoming commemoration of the MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 15, is an opportunity to remember that history and re-commit ourselves as citizens by volunteering in service to one another. It is also a time to consider how much work still remains to fulfill Dr. King’s dream.

You can get going to celebrate MLK Day in three easy steps:

1) Dine
Register now to join with your neighbors at the Northwest area's first and only MLK Day Dinner on Monday, January 15 from 6:30PM - 8:30PM. Once again this year we'll be at the Wildwood Tavern**, 6941 W. Touhy, Niles. Cost is only $15/person. The price includes a chili bar, soup, salad and breads.

To register you can 1) simply reply to this post or 2) send an email to us at jac.charlier@gmail.com or 3) click here https://www.facebook.com/events/380722305718681/ for Facebook Event site.

**Wildwood Tavern has free parking and is easily accessible via CTA.

2) Donate
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” Through the MLK National Day of Service, you can answer that question. Locate where and how here: https://www.nationalservice.gov/mlkday

3) Demand
The single word that best describes the work of Dr. King is justice. To that end, this year Unity in Community is proud to support the Chicago Women's March on January 20. Learn more here: http://womens121marchonchicago.org/

Want more info? Contact Jac Charlier at jac.charlier@gmail.com

    MLK Day | 1.15.2018 | Corporation for National and Community Service
    Get up to date on everything happening for MLK Day.
    https://www.nationalservice.gov
  • J

    Jac is stirring it up again.

  • Phill Lucille, give me strength.

    Helen NoH is a big fan of controversial alderman Joe Moore (49h Ward). She's angry because I expressed my dislike for that alderman yesterday.
    To her, if you don't love Joe Moore with all your heart, then you're a "troll".

    We all have different opinions, Helen, don't get angry about it.

Jan 08

Jan 05

January 5, 2018 Update

Sat., Jan 13, 5 pm, St. John’s Episcopal, 3857 N. Kostner. Back by popular demand! Don’t miss this celebration of peace and love – an ancient...

Thur., Jan 18, 5-6:30 pm, Belding Elementary, 4257 N. Tripp. Belding hosts Winter Wellness Fest. Engages students and families around the importance of eating well...

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The closest recycling locations for 45th Ward residents are at Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma, and Portage Park, 4100 N. Long.

The closest recycling locations for 45th Ward residents are at Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma, and Portage Park, 4100 N. Long.

The Northwest Chicago Historical Society in partnership with the Edgebrook Library presents “Chicago Tribune’s Chicago Flashback” on Wednesday, January 17 at 6:00 pm at the Edgebrook Library, 5331 W. Devon.

1400 W. Washington Blvd.

Tue., Jan 9, 11 am,17th District Police Station, Community Room, 4650 N Pulaski. The Domestic Violence Liaison Officer and community partners host a Domestic Violence Sub-Committee Meeting. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Tue., Jan 9, 7 pm, Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn.Learn what you can do about crime during the1731 beat meeting. Find your beat at the17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588.Free.

Wed. Jan 10, 7 pm, Athletic Park Fieldhouse, 3546 W. Addison. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1732-1733 beat meeting. Find your beat at the17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588.Free.

Thur., Jan 11, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005.The senior enrichment seminar series hosts a Powers of Attorney and Advance Directives: When, What, and Why? seminar. RSVP: 312-603-9233.Free.

Sat., Jan 13, doors open 5:30 pm, show at 7 pm, Our Lady of Victory Parish Hall, Laramie & Sunnyside. Our Lady of Victory presents Elvis Tribute, Featuring Ronnie Vegas. Admission includes a beef sandwich, salad, chips, dessert. Beer and wine cash bar. More info and tickets:Event website.$25.

Tue., Jan 16, 1-3 pm, 16th District Police Station, Community Room, 5151 N. Milwaukee. Learn about personal property and safety crimes that target seniors during the Senior Meeting. Refreshments served and BINGO games with great prizes. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

Wed., Jan 17, 6 pm, 2444 W. 16th Street, Suite 3E.Empower yourself with the tools for success during a Chicago Women in Trades...

Thur.,  Jan 18, 4-5:30 pm, Portage-Cragin Branch, Community Room, 5108 W. Belmont. Kids ages 7 and older can play Giant Word Winter. Sign up: 312-744-0152. Free.

Sun., Jan 28, 10 am-2 pm, Copernicus Center, Annex Space, 5214 W. Lawrence. The Jefferson Park Sunday Market continues in the annex space at the Copernicus Center. There is even a cash bar to make those brunches a little more interesting this winter. Cost of purchases.

Tue., Jan 30, 7 pm, Pasta D’Arte, 6311 N. Milwaukee. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during the Gladstone Park Neighborhood Association monthly meeting.Free.

Wed., Jan 31, 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 Association...

    January 5, 2018 Update
    Dear Neighbor, I would like to remind residents of the Jefferson Township that they have through Tuesday, January 9, to submit their their property tax assessment with the Cook County Board of Review. The Cook County Board of Review has set up an online portal to help simplify the appeal process.
    http://ward45.org

Jan 02

New Year, New Infrastructure: What’s on Deck for 2018

...year CDOT broke ground on the reconstruction of Milwaukee between Belmont and Addison in the Avondale and Irving Park communities, and work should wrap up this year. While this project, which was designed years...

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The off-kilter intersection of Cermak and Wentworth in Chinatown has long been a treacherous spot for pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers alike. Last...

    New Year, New Infrastructure: What's on Deck for 2018
    Welcome back Streetsblog Chicago readers. I hope your holiday season was safe and joyous and, unlike me, you didn't wind up stranded on a freezing 'L' platform in the wee hours of New Year's Day after a Purple Line run was mysteriously canceled.
    https://chi.streetsblog.org

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Dec 22

Nine Chicago-Area Restaurant Openings to Know

OLD IRVING PARK— Chicago Taco Authority is selling steak, shrimp, and chicken tacos inside the former Berrista space. The Sun-Times caught up with the owners of the “other CTA.” Status: Certified open, 4219 W. Irving Park Road.

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ANDERSONVILLE— There’s new place to pick up snacks and bottles of wine. Zak’s Clark Haus has opened. Status: Certified open, 5059 N. Clark Street.

BELMONT GARDENS— Crawford Food & Spirits, a neighborhood spot near Avondale and The Villa, is now open. Expect pub food like chicken fingers and burgers. Check out the menu below. Status: Certified open, 3942 W. School Street.

BRIDGEPORT— Connie’s Pizza, a South Side favorite, has expanded its Archer Avenue location by adding a brewpub element. There’s room for 45 customers to watch seven big-screen TVs. Status: Certified open, 2373 S. Archer Avenue.

SOUTH LOOP— Half Sour is bucking the trend that Jewish delis aren’t sustainable in Chicago. They serve sandwiches, bagels, cured fish, and even avocado toast. Status: Certified open, 755 S. Clark Street.

    Nine Chicago-Area Restaurant Openings to Know
    ANDERSONVILLE- There's new place to pick up snacks and bottles of wine. Zak's Clark Haus has opened. Status: Certified open, 5059 N. Clark Street. BELMONT GARDENS- Crawford Food & Spirits, a neighborhood spot near Avondale and The Villa, is now open. Expect pub food like chicken fingers and burgers.
    https://chicago.eater.com

Dec 22

Dec 20

Looking for Xmas Gift? $20 off the new Motiv fitness tracker ring.

I love love love my Motiv fitness tracking ring. It tracks calories burned, heart rate, base metabolic rate, steps, sleep, and the battery lasts for 3 days. It's so much better than the Apple Watch if your counting calories. Just wanted to pass this link on to get $20 off. It'd be a cool present for Christmas!!

http://w.zube.me/61376fd

    Use this link to get $20 off a Motiv Ring
    You'll love the new Motiv Ring. It effortlessly tracks your activity, heart rate and sleep, 24/7.
    https://mymotiv.zuberance.com

Dec 20

21 Chicago-Area Upcoming Restaurants and Bars to Know

...they make fresh cider on premises for consumption in a taproom, continues to progress at 4240 W. Irving Park Road...

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...is creeping closer for Passerotto, chef Jennifer Kim’s Korean restaurant with Italian influences at 5420 N. Clark Street. Using the same DIY spirit she carried at Snaggletooth, Kim is getting friends and family...

ANDERSONVILLE— There’s a sign for a bakery “coming soon” to the former Goddess and Grocer cafe at 5318 N. Clark Street. There’s no name attached. Goddess closed in August.

...an Evanston zoning meeting held on Tuesday, a Colectivo rep mentioned a suburban location at 716 Church Street and the Andersonville location on the 5400 block of Clark Street...

...rep mentioned a suburban location at 716 Church Street and the Andersonville location on the 5400 block of Clark Street...

BUCKTOWN— The Maple & Ash team has revealed the name for their project at 1840 W. North Avenue — the site were The Southern stood until it was demolished. It’s called Etta, as...

EDGEWATER— The long-vacant Carson’s, The Place For Ribs, parcel at 5970 N. Ridge Avenue officially has a tenant. Starbucks has a signed a lease for a new coffee shop...

EDGEWATER— Cookies & Carnitas is looking to reopen soon at 5759 N. Broadway Street. The restaurant closed in September, and hoped to quickly reopen. However, things took longer than anticipated, according to Edgeville Buzz.

JEFFERSON PARK— Plans are going forward for Starbucks at the former Brown’s Chicken site at 5601 W. Lawrence Avenue, and the former Family Fruit Market parking lot at 4155 N. Cicero Avenue, and at the southeast corner of Central Avenue and Irving Park Road, according to Nadig Newspapers.

JEFFERSON PARK— Plans are going forward for Starbucks at the former Brown’s Chicken site at 5601 W. Lawrence Avenue, and the former Family Fruit Market parking lot at 4155 N. Cicero Avenue, and at the southeast corner of Central Avenue and Irving Park Road, according to Nadig Newspapers.

JEFFERSON PARK— Plans are going forward for Starbucks at the former Brown’s Chicken site at 5601 W. Lawrence Avenue, and the former Family Fruit Market parking lot at 4155 N. Cicero Avenue, and at the southeast corner of Central Avenue and Irving Park Road, according to Nadig Newspapers.

THE LOOP— Dos Toros, the N.Y. burrito chain that arrived in the Chicago market in August, is gearing up to open a second location. They’ve applied for a liquor license for 300 S. Wacker Drive.

...156-room Marriott hotel, should open in the spring, according to a news release, at 530 N. LaSalle Street. It will feature a walk-up window that’s inspired by a food truck. There...

SOUTH LOOP— The second location of Lowcountry is hiring for their location at 1132 S. Wabash Avenue. Management warns applicants not to be “lazy AF” and to submit a statement along with a resume.

STREETERVILLE— The new Carson’s, The Place For Ribs, should open soon. Ownership has applied for a liquor license for what should be the chain’s new flagship location at 465 E. Illinois Street. Dean Carson was traveling and wasn’t immediately reached.

WEST LOOP— There’s signage for another location of Capriotti’s, the sandwich chain based out of Las Vegas. The new location is at 167 N. Aberdeen. Neighbors of West Loop had a photo. It entered the Chicago market in October 2016.

    21 Chicago-Area Upcoming Restaurants and Bars to Know
    ANDERSONVILLE- Opening day is creeping closer for Passerotto, chef Jennifer Kim's Korean restaurant with Italian influences at 5420 N. Clark Street. Using the same DIY spirit she carried at Snaggletooth, Kim is getting friends and family to clean up the old Brixton space as she prepares to open the restaurant in February.
    https://chicago.eater.com

Dec 20

Dec 17

Updated Dec 19

Toys for Tots Campaign is SHORT OF TOYS for Christmas 2017 - How You Can Help!

Greetings My Neighbors!

Just got this urgent appeal from a sister American Legion Post. I'm asking you to contribute by Wednesday, December 20 to the 2017 Toys-for-Tots Drive, The Drive is short 10,000 toys in two age groups: GIRLS Ages 10 to 13 and BOYS Ages 10 to 13. Toys received by this Wednesday are able to be delivered on time by USMC 2/24 (2nd Battalion, 24th Regiment).

Toys should be new, in the original packaging, and unwrapped. Please –...

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Greetings My Neighbors!

Just got this urgent appeal from a sister American Legion Post. I'm asking you to contribute by Wednesday, December 20 to the 2017 Toys-for-Tots Drive, The Drive is short 10,000 toys in two age groups: GIRLS Ages 10 to 13 and BOYS Ages 10 to 13. Toys received by this Wednesday are able to be delivered on time by USMC 2/24 (2nd Battalion, 24th Regiment).

Toys should be new, in the original packaging, and unwrapped. Please – no stuffed animals.

Here’s two ways you can easily contribute:

1) Drop off toys at any IHOPS in Cook County. For our NW area, here are the nearby locations:
IHOP SKOKIE, 9500 Skokie Blvd, SKOKIE, IL 60077
IHOP NORRIDGE, 7056 West Forest Preserve Drive, NORRIDGE, IL 60706
IHOP CHICAGO, 2818 W Diversey Ave, CHICAGO, IL 60647
IHOP CHICAGO, 4210 N Cicero Ave, CHICAGO, IL 60641
IHOP CHICAGO, 5929 N Lincoln Ave, CHICAGO, IL 60659

For other IHOPS, please log onto: http://www.ihop.com/ihop-locations.

2) Donate online to Toys for Tots:
http://chicago-il.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/local-donate.aspx

Your donated dollars will go a LONG way because the Marines have special buying agreements (big discounts) with the toy stores with NO shipping and NO sales tax! (Toys for Tots is an registered 501c3 charity. So your dollars are also tax deductible).

97% of your donation goes to providing toys, books and other gifts to less fortunate children. 3% is spent on support - principally covering fundraising expenses. Not one donated dollar goes to pay for salaries or any other manpower costs.

Questions? Please contact me at jac.charlier@gmail.com or via Nextdoor or just around the neighborhood.

Folks, we can do this...together. Thank you, in advance!

Jac

Dec 16

Updated Dec 18

Alderman John Arena shared Chicago Taco Autho...

Something nice to open before Christmas! Chicago Taco Authority, 4219 W Irving Park Rd, will announce their grand opening mid next week. #loveyourlocal, #grandopening

    Chicago Taco Authority
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Who's up for Taco Tuesday at the neighborhood's latest addition? Chicago Taco Authority, 4219 W. Irving Park, will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by a soft opening tomorrow, December 19, at 5 pm. Make sure you come hungry!

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