6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

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

5 days ago

Jan 06

Jan 05

Jan 04

    Burglars posing as snow shovelers, solicitors to gain entry into homes, Norridge officials say
    Norridge officials are asking residents to be vigilant against any suspicious activity in the wake of a rash of burglaries over the past month in which thieves have posed as snow shovelers or used other guises to get into homes.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Dec 19

Updated Dec 22

Has anyone seen this cat?

I am looking for my cat, Male, black and white, last seen around Rutherford and Strong in the beginning of November.

  • I see a bunch of cats in the alley at night. I'll try to get a picture.

  • The cat was going in yards on the Natchez side, 2nd or 3 rd house closer to
    5400 Street. Good luck, hope you find him soon

Dec 18

December 16, 2017 Update

Please be aware that beginning this month, Department of Water Management crews will install a new sewer main at the intersections of Argyle and Natoma and Argyle and Rutherford. The old sewer main dates back to 1936 and needs to be replaced. 

Please be aware that beginning this month, Department of Water Management crews will install a new sewer main at the intersections of Argyle and Natoma and Argyle and Rutherford. The old sewer main dates back to 1936 and needs to be replaced. 

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The market runs from 10 am to 2 pm in the Copernicus Center Annex, 5214 W. Lawrence. Find more information at the market website. Hope to see you there.

...will take place on Monday, December 18, at 6:00 pm at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence...

• In person—Submit the prepayment bill and payment at a Chase branch bank or the Treasurer’s Office, 118 N. Clark St., Room 112, Chicago.

The annual Irving Park Community Food Pantry holiday drive is underway. The 2017 holiday toy distribution will take place on Wednesday, December 20, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, in the lower level of the Irving Park United Methodist Church at 3801 N. Keeler

...holiday classics, Charlie Brown Christmas and How the Grinch Stole Christmas, at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee. Filament adds its own special flare to these screening by having your favorite actors voice...

...from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the main fieldhouse at Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield. Tickets are available to purchase online and cost $15 for adults and $12 for children...

Save the date for Schurz High School’s Winter Holiday Family Event Tuesday, December 19, from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm at Carl Schurz High School, 3601 N. Milwaukee.

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.

We’re at 4754 N. Milwaukee. We’re open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 9 am – 6 pm; Tuesdays, 9 am – 7 pm; Fridays, 9 am – 4 pm; and Saturdays, 10 am – 2 pm.

Fri., Dec 15, 7 pm, St. Viator Parish, 4170 W. Addison. Get into the holiday spirit during theHandel’s Messiah and Holiday Music. Free.

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

Sat., Dec. 16, noon-4 pm, Chicago Animal Care and Control, 2741 S. Western. Open your home to a cat or dog during the Home of the Holidays Adoption...

Sat., Dec 16, 2 pm, Portage-Cragin Branch, 5108 W. Belmont. The Unity Club Band of Lane Tech High School, under the guidance of Javier Payano, will play holiday favorites during a Holiday Concert.More info: 312-744-0152. Free.

Sun., Dec 17, 11 am-1 pm, Fannie’s Cafe, 5040 W. Montrose. Enjoy a delicious brunch and meet Santa during Fannie’s Brunch with Santa. More info:online. Cost of purchases. 

Wed., Dec 20, 10 am, St. Bartholomew School, 4910 W. Addison. Children ages 2-4 are invited to join their parents or caregivers for Christmas Craft and Story Time. Please RSVP by Dec. 18: 773-282-9373.Free.

Wed., Dec 20. 5:30-7:30 pm, Wintrust Bank, 6336 N. Milwaukee. The Gladstone Park Chamber of Commerce hosts their Annual Holiday Party. Hors D’Oeuvres, wine, and beer. RSVP by Dec. 18 to Cathy Voight via email or at 773-756-6206. $15/person.

Wed., Dec. 20, 6:30 pm, Faith United Church of Christ, 5051 W. Belle Plaine. Join community members for the Faith UCC Candlelight Evening Service to celebrate Christmas. More info: Faith UCC website. 

Wed., Dec. 20, and Thur., Dec. 21, 6:30 pm, Jacobson Theatre at Portage Park School, 5330 W. Berteau, enter at Door 16. Enjoy a night of Shakespearean entertainment as the Portage Park Dramatics present Romeo & Juliet. $5. 

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.

...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 beef sandwich, salad...

    December 16, 2017 Update
    Please note that due to the holidays, there is no Ward Night Dec. 19, Dec. 26, or Jan. 2. Ward Night will resume Jan. 9. I hope you enjoy the holidays. Jeff Park Winter Sunday Market Kicks Off Dec. 17 Are you in search of unique gifts for your loved ones this holiday season?
    http://ward45.org

Dec 15

Updated Dec 16

Cozy Corner on Harlem?

Any information out there as to what is going on with this place? Seems to be stuck in limbo.

  • A recent comment elsewhere on EveryBlock indicated that Cozy's website said it was opening in February.

Dec 13

Dec 08

December 8, 2017 Update

Please be aware that beginning this month, Department of Water Management crews will to install a new sewer main at the intersections of Argyle and Natoma and Argyle and Rutherford. The old sewer main dates back to 1936 and needs to be replaced.

Please be aware that beginning this month, Department of Water Management crews will to install a new sewer main at the intersections of Argyle and Natoma and Argyle and Rutherford. The old sewer main dates back to 1936 and needs to be replaced.

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...9, from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm n the Independence Park field house, 3945 N. Springfield. Santa will even make a special appearance between 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm...

The news of a neighbor passing away in his home in the 4500-block of North Laporte on Thursday evening is devastating. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends as they grieve their loved one.

...cause of the fire is still under investigation. Thank you to Fire Engine 108 on Milwaukee and Laramie for your quick action on this tragic incident...

...will take place on Monday, December 18, at 6:00 pm at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence...

The annual Irving Park Community Food Pantry holiday drive is underway. The 2017 holiday toy distribution will take place on Wednesday, December 20, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, in the lower level of the Irving Park United Methodist Church at 3801 N. Keeler.

...holiday classics, Charlie Brown Christmas and How the Grinch Stole Christmas, at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee. Filament adds its own special flare to these screening by having your favorite actors voice...

Save the date for Schurz High School’s Winter Holiday Family Event Tuesday, December 19, from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm at Carl Schurz High School, 3601 N. Milwaukee.

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.

The Six Corners Association and the Portage Theatre are partnering to kick off the holiday season by featuring all your favorite holiday movies on Sunday, 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.

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.

The southbound stop at Milwaukee and Main will move from the northwest corner to the southwest corner. The southbound Oak Mill stop will move to the southwest corner of Milwaukee and Oakton. And the northbound Milwaukee and Harlem stop will move to the northeast corner of Milwaukee and Howard.

Sat., Dec 9, 10 am-4 pm, Portage Park Field Gym, 4100 N. Long. Shop homemade gifts from various vendors, listen to live cello music. Kids craft table and food for purchase available. Free holiday tree lighting event near the playground. $1/adults; Free/12 and younger.

Sat., Dec 9, 11 am-12 pm, Portage-Cragin Branch Community Room, 5108 W. Belmont.Kids with special needs are invited to interact with books, song, and play during a Sensory Story Time. For children up to 12 years old. More info: 312-744-0152. Free.

Sat., Dec 9, 11 am-1 pm, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. Enjoy the sounds of the season by Kathy Cowan and Friends, sip tea, and indulge in sandwiches and cookies during the annual Christmas Tea event. $25/adults, $8/children 12 and under. 

Sat., Dec 9, 5 pm, St. John’s Episcopal, 3857 N. Kostner. The St. John’s Choir and the St. Johns Children’s Choir present beautiful music as they share stories of scripture and their 132 years of history during a specialcelebration of the the new accessible entrance. More info: 773-725-9026. Free.

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

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

Tue., Dec 12, 6 pm, CTA Headquarters, 567 W. Lake. Attend a public hearing for the CTA 2018 proposed budget. Public input welcome. Free.

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 the 16th district beat map. More info: 312-724-4521. Free.

Thur., Dec 14, 5-7 pm, Fannie’s, 5040 W. Montrose. Get in the holiday spirit with the classic family-fund activity of makingGingerbread Houses at Fannie’s. Fannie’s will host the gingerbread making workshops every Thursday in December before Christmas. $5/house.

Fri., Dec 15, 7 pm, St. Viator Parish, 4170 W. Addison. Get into the holiday spirit during the Handel’s Messiah and Holiday Music.Free.

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

Wed., Dec 20, 10 am, St. Bartholomew School, 4910 W. Addison. Children ages 2-4 are invited to join their parents or caregivers for Christmas Craft and Story Time. Please RSVP by Dec. 18: 773-282-9373. Free.

Wed., Dec 20. 5:30-7:30 pm, Wintrust Bank, 6336 N. Milwaukee. The Gladstone Park Chamber of Commerce hosts their Annual Holiday Party. Hors D’Oeuvres, wine, and beer. RSVP by Dec. 18 to Cathy Voight viaemail or at 773-756-6206. $15/person.

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.

...doors open 5:30 pm, show at 7 pm, Our Lady of Victory Parish Hall, Laramie & Sunnyside. Our Lady of Victory presentsElvis Tribute, Featuring Ronnie Vegas. Admission includes beef sandwich, salad, chips...

    December 8, 2017 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Are you in search of unique gifts for your loved ones this holiday season? Shop for homemade gifts and delicious treats made by 32 local crafters during the Independence Park Holiday Craft Fair this Saturday, December 9, from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm n the Independence Park field house, 3945 N.
    http://ward45.org

Dec 07

Dec 04

Updated Dec 04

Sewer Main Replacement

Please be aware that beginning this month, Department of Water Management crews will to install a new sewer main at the intersections of Argyle and Natoma and Argyle and Rutherford. The old sewer main dates back to 1936 and needs to be replaced.

Please be aware that beginning this month, Department of Water Management crews will to install a new sewer main at the intersections of Argyle and Natoma and Argyle and Rutherford. The old sewer main dates back to 1936 and needs to be replaced.

    Sewer Main Replacement
    Please be aware that beginning this month, Department of Water Management crews will to install a new sewer main at the intersections of Argyle and Natoma and Argyle and Rutherford. The old sewer main dates back to 1936 and needs to be replaced.
    http://ward45.org

  • Big Oaks Big Oaks resident since 1979

    This is the main reason I like EveryBlock. You get local information that might not be anywhere else.

  • PennyPenguin Chillin' out on EB

    I'm sure this is posted on Arena/ward website also. Just gotta look, like when you look here.

  • Big Oaks Big Oaks resident since 1979

    I know the information can be in other places. You have to search for it. At least on EveryBlock, it's already here. Crime, road projects, local events, building permits, etc. I check this website at least twice daily. The news comes to me. I don't have to look for it. I'm lazy. LOL

Jun 16

Updated Dec 01

Jeff Park Affordable Housing Opponent John Garrido Caught Violating City Ethics Law

John Garrido (CPD Lt. John Garrido/Former losing 45th Ward aldermanic candidate John Garrido/Leading outspoken opponent of the Jefferson Park affordable housing project John Garrido/(Likely) fake EveryBlock name-user John Garrido) VIOLATED the city's Ethics ordinance, per a report released June 15,2017: See the list of names, John Garrido is number 28, on the list linked from this 6/15/17 City Press Release:
https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/ethics/provdrs/statements_of_financialinterests/news/2017/june/FIS-Viol-2017.html
"June 15, 2017
Employees and Officials Who Did Not Timely File Statements of Financial Interests

Employees and Officials who violated the Ethics Ordinance for failure to timely file 2017 Statements of Financial Interests"

    City of Chicago :: Employees and Officials Who Did Not Timely File Statements of Financial Interests
    Businesses & Professionals Artists & Entertainers Builders Caregivers Contractors Cultural Organizations Developers Educators Existing Businesses Food Service Establishments
    https://www.cityofchicago.org
  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    I didnt even notice! Thanks! I got 4 in 24 hrs! I made my goal of 100 by dec 1st!

  • All this attention for Garrido when according to Russ Stewart in Nadig he's not running again. If he is, let me know and I will send in a donation. Any enemy of my enemy (RR who does not live and can't vote here) is my friend. Handicapped parking is part of Federal disability law.

Nov 27

Updated Nov 30

2 questions

Hi Neighbors
I was wondering if anyone knows when Cozy Restuarant will open on Harlem at the location where Sally's use to be -seems like they have been working on for about a hear -you would think there would be not much of a transition ?
Second -there is a plot of land next to Marriott on Higgins that looks like there tore down entire building -are they rebuilding something there or perhaps trying to add on to Marriott? Live in the area and want to keep up with what's going on in the hood.
Thanks for any info you can provide.

  • See DNAinfo article dated 12/8/16 titled "299 Luxury Micro Apartments Proposed next to Cumberland Marriott".

  • Silver Neighborhood blogger

    Thanks again -Cindy -read 12/8/16 article-and thanks everyone for all information !

Nov 21

Updated Nov 23

Leadership by Example

We need more of this kind of help in the ward...

FROM:http://wgntv.com/2017/11/15/chicago-police-officer-recruits-volunteers-to-help-veteran-renovate-his-newsstand/
CHICAGO -- For the past seven years, Air Force veteran Anthony Johnson has been selling newspapers out of a beaten up stand at the corner of Milwaukee and Faragutt. Chicago Police Lieutenant John Garrido connected with Anthony about a year ago and decided to give Anthony a better place to sell his newspapers.

Garrido posted a Facebook Live video asking for help. Volunteers stepped up, and they spent...

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We need more of this kind of help in the ward...

FROM:http://wgntv.com/2017/11/15/chicago-police-officer-recruits-volunteers-to-help-veteran-renovate-his-newsstand/
CHICAGO -- For the past seven years, Air Force veteran Anthony Johnson has been selling newspapers out of a beaten up stand at the corner of Milwaukee and Faragutt. Chicago Police Lieutenant John Garrido connected with Anthony about a year ago and decided to give Anthony a better place to sell his newspapers.

Garrido posted a Facebook Live video asking for help. Volunteers stepped up, and they spent the last few weeks transforming this stand.

All of this was done with the help of local sponsors like Tony Marino of Marino Jeep. They took Johnson to the local Dick's Sporting Goods and bought Johnson all new winter attire to help him stay warm.

Johnson makes about $120 a week from his newsstand, and most of the time, he's just trying to by. He says he sleeps outdoors more often than indoors. So, John set up a GoFundMe account to help with Anthony's living expenses.

"While this is not a long term fix, our hope is this will give Anthony a chance to get a leg up to take care of himself down the road. We will also look into other resources that may be available to him as a vet," the GoFundMe page says.

Today, the newsstand looks brand new, and artist Peter Bucks is painting two murals on the stand.

The new and improved newsstand will be unveiled Thursday night at 5:30 p.m.
(See story link to vide video)

    Chicago police officer, volunteers help veteran renovate his newsstand
    CHICAGO -- For the past seven years, Air Force veteran Anthony Johnson has been selling newspapers out of a beaten up stand at the corner of Milwaukee and Faragutt. Chicago Police Lieutenant John Garrido connected with Anthony about a year ago and decided to give Anthony a better place to sell his newspapers.
    http://wgntv.com
  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    Difference is the homless guy had no money and never wanted publicity, it came from the heart.

Nov 23

Does anyone know of a hair salon open today? I just need to have my bangs trimmed.

Does anyone know of a hair salon open today? I just need to have my bangs trimmed. I ran out of time to get them done yesterday.

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