2 days ago

2 days ago

Juneteenth celebration kicks off this weekend

Veterans and victims of gun violence will be honored Saturday at the Golden Dome Field House, followed by three days of activities the following weekend.

    Juneteenth celebration kicks off this weekend
    Rickie Brown, CEO and founder of the West Side Historical Preservation Society (WSHPS), has been fighting to raise awareness for Juneteenth since he first saw it celebrated in Chicago in 1995. "I didn't know anything about Juneteenth," Brown said. "I happened to see something I hadn't seen in a long time, and it was a red, black and green flag ...
    http://austintalks.org

3 days ago

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Taliaferro's senior safety ordinance passes

76°

    Taliaferro's senior safety ordinance passes
    Anyone caught carrying an illegal gun within 500 feet of any senior housing in Chicago will face fines and, if they do it more than once, possible jail time ranging from 30 days to six months.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    This is GREAT NEWS! Now lets see if we can get the 11th District to ENFORCE THIS LAW!!!!!!

    Anybody else have trouble getting 11 to answer 911 calls? Please say your experience here.

  • Ms. Spice of Life Community Volunteer/Domestic Violence Subcommittee

    That's Horrible if you're calling and the calls are being ignored! That's dangerous and not to mention deadly! We have to protect ourselves out here.

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    YES we are escalating the fact CPD does NOT answer 911 calls in Beat 1123. Lets see if the REFORM efforts can make some inroads.

4 days ago

Team 8 Tour gives Austin College and Career Academy a makeover

Forty volunteers - half of them students and the rest from UnitedHealthcare, arrived last week to make improvements around the building. CBS EcoMedia Inc. and the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation also helped fund last week's work at the West Side high school.

    Team 8 Tour gives Austin College and Career Academy a makeover
    Forty volunteers - half of them students and the rest from UnitedHealthcare, arrived last week to make improvements around the building. CBS EcoMedia Inc. and the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation also helped fund last week's work at the West Side high school.
    http://austintalks.org

4 days ago

5 days ago

All invited to pop-up BBQ in Austin

There will be free food, music and resources from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the 5200 block of West Quincy Street.

    All invited to pop-up BBQ in Austin
    There will be free food, music and resources from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the 5200 block of West Quincy Street.
    http://austintalks.org

5 days ago

Looking for roofer to install skyligjts

Lookng for reasonably priced roofer who is insured to put two skylights in small two story attic roof. All framed out. Just cut and drop in pre flashed skylight. No vents.
Leave name and number.

5 days ago

Austin art fair in the works

76°

    Austin art fair in the works
    A local organization is planning an art fair in Austin and is seeking artists to participate in the event.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

5 days ago

Mom turns mourning into music

76°

    Mom turns mourning into music
    Alice Norris, a longtime Oak Park resident, has become an expert in the art of turning her mourning into something sublime.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

5 days ago

The disappearing red X

76°

    The disappearing red X
    I got a call the other day. An amateur photographer was working on a project involving buildings with red X's on them.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

5 days ago

Model City Council meeting changes minds

76°

    Model City Council meeting changes minds
    On May 31, a series of landmark ordinances were considered on the floor of the Chicago City Council, including one that would assist lower-income families in gentrified neighbors.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

5 days ago

Removing the stigma

76°

    Removing the stigma
    This past week two well-known people died by suicide: Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

5 days ago

Possible Emmet school designs unveiled

76°

    Possible Emmet school designs unveiled
    Ever since Westside Health Authority bought the former Emmet Elementary School building last winter, it has been quietly working to figure out what to do with the property.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

5 days ago

Austin school gets new look

75°

    Austin school gets new look
    On June 6 and June 7, officials with the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, UnitedHealthcare and CBS EcoMedia stopped by Austin College and Career Academy, to help renovate the school's interior.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

5 days ago

Clergy call for officer's firing

75°

    Clergy call for officer's firing
    Religious leaders from across Chicago gathered outside of the Chicago Police Department's South Side headquarters on June 10 to call for the termination of Officer Robert Rialmo
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

6 days ago

Seniors invited to property tax workshop

Assistance on receiving a property tax freeze will be available from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. June 13 at the Austin Satellite Senior Center, 5071 W. Congress Parkway. Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin and Lilliam Drummond are hosting the free event.

    Seniors invited to property tax workshop
    Assistance on receiving a property tax freeze will be available from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. June 13 at the Austin Satellite Senior Center, 5071 W. Congress Parkway. Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin and Lilliam Drummond are hosting the free event.
    http://austintalks.org

Jun 09

We need to remove the stigma of seeking help

The deaths this past week of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain underscore the challenge each of us face in preventing suicide. A report just released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 54 percent of Americans who died by suicide in 2016 had no known mental health illness.

    We need to remove the stigma of seeking help
    The deaths this past week of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain underscore the challenge each of us face in preventing suicide. A report just released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 54 percent of Americans who died by suicide in 2016 had no known mental health illness.
    http://austintalks.org

Jun 07

Singers sought for community concert

All are welcome to participate in the 100 Voices for Justice Mass Choir on June 12 at New Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 4301 W. Washington Blvd. There is one required rehearsal at 7 p.m. June 11.

    Singers sought for community concert
    All are welcome to participate in the 100 Voices for Justice Mass Choir on June 12 at New Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 4301 W. Washington Blvd. There is one required rehearsal at 7 p.m. June 11.
    http://austintalks.org

Jun 07

Jun 06

Austin 4th graders star in new book by Mari Barnes

Bertina Booker’s 4th grade students at a Ella Flagg Young School helped the Hammond, Indiana, author with ideas for the book.

    Austin 4th graders star in new book by Mari Barnes
    Author Mari Barnes was met with gasps when she unveiled her new book to Bertina Booker's 4th grade class. The author had agreed to write a book starring the 23 students after visiting their class at Ella Flagg Young School a year earlier to discuss the art of storytelling.
    http://austintalks.org

Jun 05

Lori Lightfoot runs on equity, inclusion

61°

    Lori Lightfoot runs on equity, inclusion
    In an extensive phone interview last week, Lori Lightfoot, the attorney and former head of the Police Board, said that the first day of her formal campaign for Mayor of Chicago started on the West Side for a reason. She took a train from the Austin neighborhood and rode it downtown, where she made her official announcement at the Hyatt Regency.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Jun 05

Austin Quality of Life plan enters final stretch

61°

    Austin Quality of Life plan enters final stretch
    Austin Coming Together coalition presented the first draft of the Austin Quality of Life Plan during the third and final community planning summit.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Jun 05

Focus on progress, not excuses

61°

    Focus on progress, not excuses
    Growing up, one of my favorite things to do was read the Letters to the Editor in Ebony magazine.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Jun 05

Residents debate police oversight ordinances

61°

    Residents debate police oversight ordinances
    The overwhelming consensus at the May 29 Chicago City Council Committee on Public Safety hearing was that the Chicago Police Department should have more oversight.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Jun 05

West Side students inspire an author

61°

    West Side students inspire an author
    Third grade students at Ella Flagg Young Elementary School, 1434 N. Parkside Ave., were delighted with a visit on June 1 by Mari Barnes.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Jun 05

Cops get closer to community with fun event

61°

    Cops get closer to community with fun event
    It was about mid-way through the 25th Police District Faith in Action Night event, when two young girls came up to the table where police officers were giving hot dogs and treats.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Jun 05

City approves funding for training academy

64°

    City approves funding for training academy
    If there is one thing the supporters and opponents of the proposed West Garfield Park emergency services training center can agree on, it's that the fight is far from over.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Jun 03

Updated Jun 05

Zoning Question

Trying to make an existing garage into a livable space, for example a home office? Zoning did not approve. They want a change in the scope of work. Anyone has done this? How did you accomplish it? What does Zoning want? What kind of accessory usage would they approve?

  • IMHO, it's probably not that you described the space as an office- on your permit did you add plumbing for an office bathroom? If you just want to insulate, drywall, and put in a floor covering, they may not say anything.

    when you add plumbing, they think you are going to add a second living space ( or dwelling unit) which they won't allow due to density of people, parking, etc.

  • N. McNeal Interested in Lincoln Square and nearby areas

    No plumbing because I was trying to avoid the issue you mention. Reviewer said we needed to “change the scope of work”. He hasn’t responded to my questions so I am trying to see if someone else has done something like this and how they did it.

    You still need to call it something if you are insulating...drywalling, no? Any suggestions?

  • Actually, if I was only insulating and drywalling, I would not get a permit.

    If you are using a contractor that wants a permit pulled, he/she should know how to proceed with this question.

    Or if you are using an architect or expeditor, they also should know how to proceed.

    I also saw online a suggestion to go to your aldermans office , make a donation, and inquire about your permit. sounds about right...….

Jun 05

Austin Coming Together unveils quality of life plan

After more than a year of work, the plan was unveiled to about 150 people at Michele Clark High School on June 2. A final draft is expected to be released in September.

    Austin Coming Together unveils quality of life plan
    The long-awaited quality of life plan being worked on by dozens of West Side residents for more than a year was unveiled Saturday at the third and final community summit. About 150 people, including 37th Ward Ald. Emma Mitts, attended Saturday's meeting, held at Michele Clark High School, with many of them providing feedback on the plan.
    http://austintalks.org

Jun 05

Jun 04

Movers?

I will be moving from Belmont Cragin to Dunning this month. Any referrals would be appreciated

Jun 03

PCC farm stand opens June 5

This is the eighth year Austin Farm will be selling low-priced, organically grown fruits and vegetables; it's operated by PCC Community Wellness Center.

    PCC farm stand opens June 5
    The PCC Austin Farm Stand will kick off its eighth year of selling low-priced, organically grown fruits and vegetables in Austin on June 5. The produce is harvested locally, from the PCC Austin Farm. Customers will be able to choose from among a variety of seasonal items, including tomatoes, okra, garlic, lettuce, cucumbers, mustard and collard greens.
    http://austintalks.org

About

EveryBlock collects 22 types of news in Chicago — including articles, real estate listings, meetups and conversations neighbors are having — and organizes it by location. Here is all the recent news and discussion near 4800-4803 W. Bloomingdale Ave.

Thousands of neighbors connect and get their news via EveryBlock, including:

Allen Shannon Telliya MsPunkin Murff Tracey Abdur Rahman Clarissa t Courtney David E Smith Lisa Tasha Jones Colt Seidman

You're 60 seconds from creating an account and joining them…

or
Enter your email address

4800-4803 W. Bloomingdale Ave.