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  • Permit issued for new construction

    SELF-CERTIFICATION REVIEW: ERECT 3 STORY 3 D.U. BUILDING (3B CONSTRUCTION) WITH BASEMENT, ROOF TOP DECK, ROOF TOP STAIR ENCLOSURE, TRELLIS, 3 STORY FRONT BALCONY, REAR DECKS AT 2ND/3RD FLOORS, REAR PORCH AT FIRST FLOOR, DETACHED 2 CAR GARAGE WITH 1 EXTERIOR SPACE ON CONCRETE PAD (3B CONSTRUCTION), AS PER PLAN.

    2440 W. Irving Park Rd. Issued June 15, 2018 Comment

2 days ago

  • Bell Elementary School reviewed by a parent

    Poor. My daughter has been going to this school for last few years and now I am truly convinced that this school has caused significant damage to her self confidence. This school is way below the level we thought it was at when we moved to this area.

    Bell Elementary School (3730 North Oakley Ave) Published on GreatSchools June 15, 2018 Comment

2 days ago

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Optometrist Referral

Hi, I am looking for an economical (exam/contacts/glasses) optometrist referral in the Lakeview/Roscoe Village/North Center/Southport Corridor areas or even downtown Loop. Thank you for your suggestions.

  • If you have a Costco membership, they have an optometrist on staff.

  • My husband and I see Dr. Weiler at Lakeview Eye Care and and really like him and his staff.

  • The team at North Center Eye Care on Irving Park are great. 200$ cheaper on my daily contact orders than anyone else who takes my insurance!

2 days ago

Lost dog on Montrose in Albany Park

My wife just came across this dog on Montrose near lawndale. The dog had no collar and she was unable to catch it. Does anyone know this dog? I'm hoping he/she finds its' way home

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Vote for The Northman for Best Cider Bar

The Northman, one of my favorite neighborhood spots, has been nominated by USA Today as Best Cider Bar! You can vote up to one time every day until July 9.
I already set a Google calendar reminder to vote everyday - I want this neighborhood gem to win!
http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-cider-bar/.

    Vote- Best Cider Bar Nominees: 2018 10Best Readers' Choice Travel Awards
    Voting for the Best Cider Bar is open! Cast your vote daily to help pick the 2018 10Best Readers' Choice Award for Best Cider Bar.
    https://www.10best.com

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Key found

Single key on purple plastic tag found on Berteau Ave. between Ravenswood and Wolcott. Identify initials on tag and it's yours.

  • Dennis Realtor

    Does it say Roscoe Village Airbnb or Roscoe Village vacation home?

May 11

Updated 4 days ago

Community Bench Building Project

Sunday May 20th, 1 - 4 pm Waters School (4540 N. Campbell)

We are working on a project to increase the number of benches in our neighborhood.

Please click below to learn more.
https://www.youcaring.com/ravenswoodlincolnsquareandnorthcentercommunity-1114370

You can either donate and sponsor a bench for a neighbor (either someone you know or someone who has requested one) or get one for your own parkway.

These benches are intended for the parkway or other public spaces to encourage walking and offer people a...

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Sunday May 20th, 1 - 4 pm Waters School (4540 N. Campbell)

We are working on a project to increase the number of benches in our neighborhood.

Please click below to learn more.
https://www.youcaring.com/ravenswoodlincolnsquareandnorthcentercommunity-1114370

You can either donate and sponsor a bench for a neighbor (either someone you know or someone who has requested one) or get one for your own parkway.

These benches are intended for the parkway or other public spaces to encourage walking and offer people a place to rest as they go around the neighborhood.

Our goal is to build 15 benches. If you would like to help build the benches please come to the work group Sunday May 20th at Waters School. All ages and abilities are welcome. You can rsvp to info@forwardchicago.org or call 773-633-8312. Please come support this project - thank you!

Rain date is June 3.

    Click here to support Community Bench Project
    If residents aren't confident that they can get from here to there without a place to rest people won't walk. This impacts people of all ages - parents with children, folks with bad knees, someone with a walker. A new bench-building initiative addresses this issue: From Here to There: Benches to...
    https://www.youcaring.com
  • Our Community Bench Build has been rescheduled to June 15th at 4pm at Waters School.

    We can’t wait to get started and sprinkle these benches through the neighborhood!

    If you sponsored a bench, please plan to come pick up your bench at the build or contact info@forwardchicago.org to make arrangements...

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    Our Community Bench Build has been rescheduled to June 15th at 4pm at Waters School.

    We can’t wait to get started and sprinkle these benches through the neighborhood!

    If you sponsored a bench, please plan to come pick up your bench at the build or contact info@forwardchicago.org to make arrangements for drop off / pick up.

    If you did not sign up for a bench or still want to sponsor one, you still can! Contact us for details.

    Rain date is June 16th at 9am.

    Please watch the Forward Chicago website and facebook for more info and pictures.
    See you there and thank you!!
    Forward Chicago

  • Hi all,
    We're so excited to build benches this Friday, June 15th from 4 - 6 at Waters School (4540 N. Campbell). Please feel free to come and help build and bring a friend!
    Please plan to pick up your bench starting after 5 and if you are unable to come to pick up the bench, please email info@forwardchiago.org.
    See you soon! Thanks again to our donors and participants.
    Forward Chicago

5 days ago

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR ALTERATIONS TO CONVERT BASEMENT TO NEW UNIT & DUPLEX 1ST & 2ND FLOORS, LOWER BASEMENT CONCRETE SLAB, FOUNDATION UNDERPINNING, EXTERIOR WALL INFILL & REMOVE REAR PORCH, REMOVE REAR PORCH AND INSTALL NEW 1 STORY REAR FRAME OPEN DECK TO EXISTING 2 UNIT, 2 STORY MASONRY BUILDING PER PLANS **CERTIFIED PLANS CORRECTIONS: CONDITIONAL PERMIT SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS **

    3703 N. Oakley Ave. Issued June 11, 2018 Comment

Jun 06

Updated 5 days ago

NPES "Kinder-gardeners" Grow Vegetables, Donate to Common Pantry

If you've been admiring the bright planter boxes on the North Park Elementary School play lot, you can thank the school’s kindergarteners. The NPES kindergarten class — led by teacher Zoe Ardito — have maintained every aspect of the planters, from deciding what to grow to sowing the seeds to plucking the weeds to harvesting the plants. It's part of their classroom's year-long service learning project, where students take the lead (with help from their teachers) in responding to the...

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If you've been admiring the bright planter boxes on the North Park Elementary School play lot, you can thank the school’s kindergarteners. The NPES kindergarten class — led by teacher Zoe Ardito — have maintained every aspect of the planters, from deciding what to grow to sowing the seeds to plucking the weeds to harvesting the plants. It's part of their classroom's year-long service learning project, where students take the lead (with help from their teachers) in responding to the needs of the school and community.

They started with a Fall visit to Montrose Metra Community Gardens. The hands-on experience saw the students harvesting tomatoes, peas, peppers and eggplants, which were bagged up and donated to Common Pantry, a local food pantry. “Not only did they get to feel like they were a part of this gardening project, but to give back to the community was really awesome for them,” Ardito says.

During the winter months, the class read books on gardening, talked about what happens around the globe in the winter and learned about eating seasonally. In late February, the class started to plan their gardens and in May they planted low-maintenance vegetables like zucchini, tomatoes and peppers which they'll water, weed and harvest before the end of the school year. Then they'll do another round of planting, so they can see the results when they come back in the fall. “I think it promotes global awareness, being part of a bigger picture, to plant and see things come to life,” Ardito says.

According to Ardito, kindergarten is the perfect time for kids to start learning about gardening. “What's beautiful about this age is their excitement and understanding,” she says. “They're starting to comprehend things, to develop a self-awareness and empathy, and to have an awareness of the world around them.” And then there's the dirt. “Playing in the dirt is one of their favorite things to do!"

  • K in North Center longtime North Side resident

    Susy D -- not sure where you are, but several North Side CPS schools already do some variation on what NPES does. As mentioned above, Waters has a strong ecological focus and not only has gardening but also a strong no-waste program with recycling (and I believe composting). Coonley has...

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    Susy D -- not sure where you are, but several North Side CPS schools already do some variation on what NPES does. As mentioned above, Waters has a strong ecological focus and not only has gardening but also a strong no-waste program with recycling (and I believe composting). Coonley has its "kinder garden" outside the school, which (as you might expect) the kindergarteners tend to. Bell has a civics unit in which the teacher takes kids to the grocery store and then has the kids deliver food to a food pantry. Sometimes these activities are integrated into a science curriculum. So because the teachers have mandated amounts of time they have to spend on specific subjects (not just math and writing and science and social studies, but also PE and computers), they manage to fit this in without taking away from other instruction. Surely you can't be against that. And in certain parts of the city, where there are food deserts, school/community gardens offer a way for children (and adults) to have access to fresh produce.

    As for CPS being a priority for the city, anyone who follows the news might think otherwise. Just in the past 6 months there have been revelations about special-ed services denied to students to save money, rats and other filthy conditions due to the privatized cleaning contract, and sex abuse that was covered up by CPS for years. So unfortunately no, the city (mayor) has not prioritized public education. Instead he/they have diverted resources to charter schools while starving neighborhood schools, in addition to hiring grifters and putting money toward building new schools instead of fixing/supporting the existing ones. In fact, it would be great if more Chicago citizens would pressure the mayor/city to make better decisions with their tax money.

  • I am well aware of what you say - - - but it makes one wonder where all the $$$$$ that comes out of our Real Estate Taxes - goes - - I would like to re-state what someone once said to me when I went to a meeting at Police headquarters - "Susy D, you live in Mayberry" - - -

Nov 06 2012

Updated 6 days ago

Graffiti - 2431 W. Irving Park Rd.

Over 5 months now. Your alderman and city hard at work. So funny...

Jun 07

Updated Jun 08

CHICAGO’S VERY OWN WGN-TV TO HOST LIFESOURCE BLOOD DRIVE ON JUNE 14 – WORLD BLOOD DONOR DAY!

...proud to be a part of “World Blood Donor Day.” Stop by WGN-TV Studios, 2501 W. Bradley Place, Chicago, 60618, on Thursday, June 14, from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. Participants will...

    CHICAGO'S VERY OWN WGN-TV TO HOST LIFESOURCE BLOOD DRIVE ON JUNE 14 - WORLD BLOOD DONOR DAY!
    CHICAGO, June 7, 2018 - WGN-TV is proud to be a part of "World Blood Donor Day." Stop by WGN-TV Studios, 2501 W. Bradley Place, Chicago, 60618, on Thursday, June 14, from 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. Participants will enjoy ice cream from Culver's and receive a special commemorative LifeSource "World Blood Donor Day" keychain.
    http://wgntv.com

  • Lifesource profits from blood donations. Look for other places to donate like North Shore Hospital in Evanston. Your blood goes directly to those who need it and it is a pure donation, not profiting.

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Jun 05

Check out Alexander Graham Bell School’s (373...

Check out Alexander Graham Bell School’s (3730 N Oakley) 2018 Fine Arts Night on Wednesday, June, 6, 2018, from 6-8pm. Event is FREE and open to Bell families, neighbors, artists, activists and the public. Artists have a legacy of addressing social and political issues – and that tradition continues at this year’s Bell Fine Arts Night. • ARTIVISM – the intersection of art and activism – is the 2018 theme, highlighting an interdisciplinary arts and civic initiative based on the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainability for 2030. Hope to see you there!

    https://www.facebook.com

Jun 05

Chicago's Very Own WGN-TV Marks World Blood Donor Day By Hosting LifeSource Blood Drive June 14

7 a.m. to 2 p.m. blood drive inside Channel 9's famed Bozo the Clown Studio #1, located at 2501 West Bradley Pl., across from Lane Technical High School.

    Chicago's Very Own WGN-TV Marks World Blood Donor Day By Hosting LifeSource Blood Drive June 14
    Bulletin Board: A Post From the Community | On Thursday, June 14, countries across the globe will celebrate World Blood Donor Day, with blood drives and other activities promoting the importance of blood donation and highlighting those whose lives have been saved by this selfless act.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jun 05

Sports Fence for Garage Roof Deck

I have recently noticed a bunch of garage roof decks having high metal fences around them to allow basketball to be played without the ball going off the deck. Does anyone know a company or individual that has either done these in the past, or could do this? Thanks in advance.

P.S. It brings me back to the 80s and looks like a good ole WWF Steel Cage match.

Jun 04

Updated Jun 05

GoFundMe Campaign for Lane Carnival victim

In case anyone is interested in donating, here is the link: https://www.gofundme.com/pay-marvins-medical-bill

    Click here to support Pay Marvins Medical Bill organized by Soraya Aguirre
    On Saturday afternoon, May 26, 2018 at the Lane Tech carnival , Marvin attended an event that was suppose to be fun memories with peers and friends. His friend's bicycle was being strong armed from him and without hesitation, Marvin defended his friend but instead got jumped and beaten by a large...
    https://www.gofundme.com
  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    How awful!

  • Marvin defended his friend...courageous young man.

    I hope his attackers die in a house fire.

  • My God what is wrong with people? Parenting?

May 29

Updated Jun 04

    Downtown: Overworked Cops Battling Mag Mile Fights, Mayhem Through Weekend
    It's been a wild holiday weekend in Chicago, especially in River North and the Magnificent Mile. CWBChicago estimates a minimum of 19 arrests between noon on Saturday and 4 p.m. on Sunday related to mob activity, battery, and weapons possession. A number of Mag Mile fight videos from the weekend were sent to CWBChicago.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com
  • krw

    What terrifies me are not things that you can use common sense to protect yourself by, but what you cannot. Middle of the night break ins through AC units assaulting kids in Lincoln park. Assaults in Lakeview at 8:30 pm on a busy Saturday evening, getting robbed in Lakeview at gunpoint between 2 days cares at 2:30 pm in the afternoon. Its by far way worse than normal city life. Horrific.

  • Weebis Politically Incorrect Thought Criminal

    Rufus, Jamal, and their ' play cousin' Pookie are just " funnin' and clownin.'

Jun 03

Jun 01

Updated Jun 02

What’s going on

Been hearing sirens for over 7 minutes straight off irving and Francisco anyone know what’s going on? They sound like they are driving west, but it’s rare there are this many!

Jun 02

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May 27

Updated May 29

Found Yorkie near Belle Plaine & Lincoln

Found female Yorkie Friday evening near Belle Plaine & Lincoln. Microchipped but not registered to owner.

  • I saw a lost dog sign yesterday at Coonley Elem...looks like the same dog in the picture. I’ll grab the number on my run today and post it here.

  • Flyers are posted all over the neighborhood. Just walked by one but couldn't figure out how to upload the picture. Looks just like the Yorkie in your photo. The numbers listed are 773-459-6172 & 781-799-9750. Good luck

May 29

Huge 60+ Family Yard Sale this Saturday

65 family yard sale in Northcenter. Addison to Montrose, Ravenswood to the Chicago River. Get a pdf map emailed to you or look online at www.northcenterneighborhood.org Bikes, garden stuff, furniture, kids toys, clothing and more. Maps can also be picked up at:
3739 N. Bell Ave.
1938 W. Belle Plaine Ave.
2214 W. Cullom Ave
Follow us on Facebook to see images soon. facebook.com/northcenterneighborhood

Spread the word!

    Northcenter Neighborhood Association - Home
    Northcenter Neighborhood Association - connecting neighbors in a vibrant Chicago neighborhood.
    http://www.northcenterneighborhood.org

May 28

Updated May 29

Accident on Kimball between Addison and Elston

Anyone have any information or a link for what happened? My mom's car was one of the ones in the accident, I'd like more info. All I know is that it happened Sunday at 2am, a Lexus rolled over and took out a few parked cars.
Thank you.

May 22

Updated May 28

Northcenter Town Square Reno

Does anyone know if the renovation of Northcenter Town Square is going to happen? If so, when?

  • Just call the Northcenter Chamber of Commerce - they will give you any info you need on this issue.... They are very nice folks......

  • Brendan Southside to Northside

    From what I heard it will begin Spring 2019. Originally there were to be two phases - one that began Spring 2018 and another to complete in Spring 2019 - but that has changed.

  • The alderman recently told me the project would be starting this next year so I believe it is moving forward.

May 26

Updated May 27

Did anyone lose their pet parakeet?

Spotted a small white and blue bird (parakeet?) in the bushes next to the Coonley Elementary School playground (Leavitt between Irving Park and Cuyler) this morning around 7am. Hope he/she finds their way back home!

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    Man suspected of recent armed robberies arrested in Lakeview
    Police arrested someone suspected of several recent armed robberies Friday in the Lakeview neighborhood on the North Side. About 3:10 a.m., officers tried to pull over a red Jeep in the 1100 block of West Roscoe that matched the description of a vehicle used in multiple armed robberies in the area, according to Chicago Police.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com

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