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February 23, 2018 Update

Sat., Mar 3, 6:30-11 pm, Klairmont Kollections, 3111 N. Knox. Support a local school while enjoying dinner, music, dancing, vintage car viewing, raffles, and a silent auction at the St. Viator Spring Soiree. Tickets: online.$85.

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...from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm in the Irving Park Lutheran Church gym, 4057 N. Harding. Tickets cost $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and teens, $5 for kids ages 3...

...historic details to the former Jefferson Park firehouse, which sits on the southeast corner of Ainslie and Lipps. Lake Effect would be the ground-floor tenant, brewing beer on-site and offering a...

Lake Effect has become a neighborhood fixture since opening at 4727 W. Montrose Ave. in 2011, notably brewing 45th Ward Pale Ale using hops grown within the ward. They...

Please join me for a community meeting at 6:30 pm on Thursday, March 8, in King’s Hall (3rd floor) at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence, to learn more.

On Friday, March 2 at 5:00 pm, join Jefferson Park Forward and Lake Effect Brewing Company for a special beer release party. Their inaugural collaboration will be at Windsor Tavern, 4530 N. Milwaukee.

Join Keeler Gardens, 3631 N. Keeler, for an afternoon of flowers and foliage on Saturday, March 10, from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm.

I’m pleased to announce that the first phase of construction of a new annex space at Prussing Elementary, 4650 N. Menard, began this Thursday.The new annex is expected to be completed by November this year.

In fall 2017, a new turf field was installed at Hitch Elementary, 5625 N. McVicker. The new fields at Schurz High School and Farnsworth Elementary are well underway, with draft designs presented to the Farnsworth community just this week.

The final auction will take place on Saturday, March 10, from 7-11 p m at Biagio, 4242 N. Central. Buy your early bird tickets onlineor in person before February 24.

The 18th annual Polar Plunge will take place on Sunday, March 4, at 10 am at North Avenue Beach, 1601 N. Lake Shore Drive. For more information on how you can participate in the Polar Plunge, please visit the Chicago Polar Plunge website.

I hop you’ll take the opportunity, if you are able, to help further democracy and serve as an election judge. Apply online or download an application for this personally rewarding job at the Board of Election website, or pick up an application in my office, 4754 N. Milwaukee.

Applications to become a Chicago Police Officer will be open through February 28. The exam will be on Saturday, May 5, at McCormick Place, 2301 S. King Dr.

Liberty Tax Service, 4900 W. Irving Park, has partnered with the Irving Park Community Food Pantry, 3801 N. Keeler, again this tax season as a way to give back to our community.

Liberty Tax Service, 4900 W. Irving Park, has partnered with the Irving Park Community Food Pantry, 3801 N. Keeler, again this tax season as a way to give back to our community.

Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett

Mather’s – Portage Park, 3235 N. Central

Mathers – Norwood Park, 7134 W. Higgins

Sat., Feb 24, 8-11 am, Community First Medical Center, 5645 W. Addison. Come for your Cardiac Check-Up. Cholesterol screenings, blood glucose, body mass index, osteoporosis screenings...

Sat., Feb 24, 7:30 pm, St. Bartholomew, Krueger Hall, 4910 W. Addison.The Mikey O’Comedy show will host a Stand Up for St. Barts!fundraiser. Enjoy...

Tue., Feb 27, 7 pm, Pasta D’Arte, 6311 N. Milwaukee. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during theGladstone Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting.Free.

Wed., Feb 28, 10:15-11 am,Jefferson Park Branch, 5363 W. Lawrence. Join in on the fun duringPreschool Story Time. Stories, rhymes, songs, STEAM activities, and crafts. 3-5 years old. More info: 312-744-1998. Free.

Wed., Feb 28, 7 pm, Portage Park Senior Center, 4100 N. Long.Learn what you can do about crime during the1624 beat meeting. Find your beat at the45th ward map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

Wed., Feb 28, 7 pm,Congregational Church of Jefferson Park, Basement Auditorium, 5320 W. Giddings.Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during theJefferson Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting...

Fri., Mar 2, 3 pm,Josi’as Frozen Yogurt Cafe, 4032 N. Milwaukee. As if you needed an excuse to eat froyo, well now you have one! A portion of all frozen yogurt purchases will benefit St. John’s Lutheran School during the St. John’s Lutheran School Family Night. More info:online. Cost of purchases. 

Sun., Mar 4, 5-10 pm, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox.Celebrate St. Patrick’s with the 11th annualWearing of the Green Dance; the official kick...

Tue., March 6, 7 pm,Independence Park Bungalow, 3900 N. Hamlin.Join neighbors to learn how you can participate in supporting your neighborhood at the monthlyGIPNA Board Meeting. Free.

Sun., March 11, 8 am-1:30 pm, St. Robert Bellarmine Church, Kernaghan Hall (basement), 4646 N. Austin. St. Robert Bellarmine and St. Cornelius Boy Scout troops will be hosting their 16th Annual...

Mon., March 12, 7 pm, Irving Park Baptist Church, Basement, 4401 W. Irving Park.Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during the Old Irving Park Association meeting. More info: online. Free.

Tue., March 13, 7 pm, Oriole Park, 5430 N. Olcott.Lean what you can do about crime during the1613 beat meeting Find your beat at the45th Ward beat map. More info: 312-742-4521.Free.

Tue., March 13, 7 pm, Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1731 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 45th Ward beat map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Wed., March 14, 7 pm, Athletic Field Park, 3546 W. Addison. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1732-1733 beat meeting. Find your beat at the45th Ward beat map. More info: 312-742-4588.Free.

Sun., March 18, 10 am-2 pm,Copernicus Center, Annex Space, 5214 W. Lawrence. TheJefferson 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. 

Sun., March 18, 2 pm, Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding.The Irving Park Fine Arts Committee presents Ling’s Classical Strings.Free.

Wed., March 21, 7 pm, 16th District Police Station, Community Room, 5151 N. Milwaukee. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1623 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 45th Ward beat map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

Wed., March 21, 7 pm, 17th District Police Station, Community Room, 4650 N. Pulaski. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1722-1723 beat meeting. Find your beat at the45th Ward beat map. More info: 312-742-4588.Free.

    February 23, 2018 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Join your friends and neighbors for Carlson Community Services' 6th annual Soup & Bread event. Escape winter hibernation and enjoy samples of hearty soups from neighborhood cooks and restaurants, including Bread & Wine, Bourgeois Pig, RedlandsGrill, Tre Kronor, Chef Ed Gardner, and more.
    http://ward45.org

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Updated 3 days ago

Doorbell Ringing Near Milwuakee and Kildare

Has anyone's doorbells been ringing from 1 am to for 4 am lately? My family and I are quite worried about this incident. There was no banging of doors, but the doorbells were just at it.

  • Has this happened more than once? Do you have a wireless doorbell? After I installed one I bought at Home Depot, my doorbell would ring but there’d be no one on my porch. I was perplexed for months until I noticed that every time this happened there was someone at the door on my neighbor’s porch across the street. Their wireless doorbell was apparently set to the same frequency so whenever someone pushed their doorbell, it rang at my house.

  • Same here with the wireless doorbell. We had to finally get rid of ours, after we realized it rang everytime there was someone at the door of the house across the street from us. Hope that is all it is for you. If not, I would be installing cameras.

Feb 16

Updated 5 days ago

Diversey and Lamon

What was going on friday morning 2.16? There were a few helicopters and a spotlight? The radio said police activity and diversey was closed.

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Feb 16

Person found fatally stabbed after car crash on Northwest Side

The victim, identified only as a male, was found in the car’s passenger seat in the 4800 block of West Diversey Avenue around 4:40 a.m., police said.

    Fatal stabbing in Cragin neighborhood on Northwest Side
    A man was found fatally stabbed Friday morning in the Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side, according to Chicago police.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Feb 16

Police: Person Found Fatally Stabbed After Crash In Cragin

The male, whose age was not immediately known, was found with stab wounds to his body about 4:40 a.m. after the vehicle he was riding in crashed in the 4800 block of West Diversey, according to Chicago Police.

    Police: Person Found Fatally Stabbed After Crash In Cragin
    CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) - A person was found stabbed to death Friday morning following a crash in the Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side, police said. The male, whose age was not immediately known, was found with stab wounds to his body about 4:40 a.m.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Feb 16

Fatal stabbing in Cragin neighborhood on Northwest Side

A car crash was also reported at the address in the 4800 block of West Diversey Avenue, but police did not say how it was connected to the stabbing.

    Fatal stabbing in Cragin neighborhood on Northwest Side
    A man was found fatally stabbed Friday morning in the Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side, according to Chicago police.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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Updated Feb 15

Park District

Does anyone use the Park District exercise machines?
I never see anyone there.

  • I use Independence Park machines and the pool in the Winter. In good weather I run around the park.

  • Actually Independence Park is closer,but Dunham is always available in a.m.

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DOES anybody have a PARKING SPACE AVAILABLE near Diversey/Cicero?

I am looking to get my car off the street. A garage or parking space to rent for a couple months would be great. THANKS

Feb 12

What's The Cheapest Rental Available In Belmont Cragin, Right Now?

2801 N Keating Ave., #204 Listed at $750 / month, this studio apartment, located at 2801 N Keating Ave., is 13.4 percent less than the $866 / month median rent for a studio in...

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2546 N Laramie Ave., #1r

2951 N Long Ave., #2955-1

5209 W Schubert Ave., #3

5804 West Altgeld St., #1st Floor

...square-foot 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment is located at 5804 West Altgeld St. (at 2500 N Menard Ave.). In the unit, anticipate high ceilings, hardwood flooring, a fireplace, a walk-in closet and...

Fatal 8-vehicle crash closes intersection near Congress and Wells

    What's The Cheapest Rental Available In Belmont Cragin, Right Now?
    If you're in the market for a rental, you know how hard it can be to find a quality spot for a reasonable price. So what does the low-end rent on a rental in Belmont Cragin look like these days--and what might you get for the price?
    http://abc7chicago.com

Feb 12

Feb 10

Updated Feb 11

Locksmith needed

Anyone have a locksmith to recommend? A spring broke, causing the pin to drop, making the deadbolt useless. Luckily I have 2 deadbolts on that door, so I can secure my home, but this needs to be fixed. Thanks!

  • NatureNut SE PortageParker since1992

    Tom Surplus comes right away and has very low prices. 773-427-8224

  • If you are at all handy take off the broken lock and take it to a hardware store / Lowes / Home depot and ask for a replacement. If it is a standard lockset it will fit into the old hole. Can't get cheaper than that.

Feb 11

Jan 26

Updated Feb 07

Robbed on Belmont and Leclaire

I was mugged approximately 4am on friday january 26. I was at the belmont bus stop heading east. He asked me for a dollar and then punched me in the face. It was a hispanic male, 5.5-5.9, pale complexion, black hoodie and pants. He stole my green canvas gap messenger bag. It only had medela breast pump pieces but if anyone sees the bag please reach out.he ran south on Leclaire. When he punched me he broke or knocked my glasses off.

  • SussetteH Chicago Resident for 27 Years

    First of all, we do not know that the robber in this situation is a gang member. All we know is that he appeared Hispanic. Second, I was responding to some commenters saying that this is because “ethnics” are moving in and in accordance to CAPS they travel here from...

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    First of all, we do not know that the robber in this situation is a gang member. All we know is that he appeared Hispanic. Second, I was responding to some commenters saying that this is because “ethnics” are moving in and in accordance to CAPS they travel here from other neighborhoods.

    Yes, Chicago has a gang issue that needs to be addressed but not all gangs are comprised only by Hispanics. https://www.nationalgangcenter.gov/Survey-Analysis/Demographics..

    Yes, this incident did not exactly happen in my beat but it would have if they crossed the street. I don’t think that these criminals are looking out for district or beat boundaries so I’m going to count this as my beat.

    I am not disputing people’s concerns, I just want people to speak out with knowledge and the facts. This country needs to invest in ALL our youth. Education and Employment is the key. It cost less to educate and employ a young adult than to pay for their encarceration. It is actually an investment with returns because once they have an education and a job they contribute to the economy and pay taxes.

    This is the last you will hear from me on this topic. Stay safe. If you see something, say something and always strive for the truth.

  • Driving on the 5000 block of Belmont today I noticed lots of L***N Gang Graffiti.
    Do they have to destroy property they live in? Help these people remove themselves.

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Updated Jan 28

PreK-8th Grade School Open House

St. Genevieve, located between Fullerton and Cicero, is having it's Open House tomorrow from 11AM - 2PM! Join us for family Mass at 10AM and afterwards, you're invited to come check out our school!

  • StGenevieve Serving the Belmont-Craign Community for 90+ yrs

    Feel free to email me for more info at lpuma@stgschool.org !!

  • Suzy-Q City Worker

    The principal at this school sucks. Wouldn't send my child here unless she was gone.

Jan 27

Logan blvd and froy streets

Whst happened to the girl on logan blvd on jan 26 2028 laying on troy ave I think
Does anyone know what happened to her.

Jan 23

Updated Jan 27

Please help find Roxy!

(Addison & Irving Park Rd, Central & Long) Roxy - Female Pit Bull Terrier. Tan/White. Call 773-707-3312. Microchipped. Scared/confused. Please do not call or chase Roxy; may cause Roxy to bolt or run in fear. Cook County. 60641. Missing 01/22/2018.
She is very sweet but skittish she may be hiding behind garbage cans or in someones yard. Again she is friendly and loves cheese. Please contact the number above or me if you spot her.

More Info, Photos and to Contact:
http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2157034

    Lost Dog - Female - Chicago, IL, USA 60641
    Closest Intersection: Addison and Irving Park Rd, Central and Long. She is very shy and won't just go to anyone. She has a microchip but I don't know the number
    http://www.helpinglostpets.com
  • Kathy in 60630 10 yr. resident

    Check with 16th district. And look up the Garrido network on FB, he also has a lost & found pet rescue.

  • I did Kathy I work in rescue and know John he was one of the 1st people we contacted. Thank you though!

  • She's beautiful! Hope you are reunited soon.

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    2948-2958 N. Cicero Ave. 1st January 23, 2018 Comment

Jan 24

Roxy Still Missing Please keep an eye out!

(Addison & Irving Park Rd, Central & Long) Roxy - Female Pit Bull Terrier. Tan/White. Call 773-707-3312. Microchipped. Scared/confused. Please do not call or chase Roxy; may cause Roxy to bolt or run in fear. Cook County. 60641. Missing 01/22/2018.
She chipped and wearing tags. She is very sweet but skittish she may be hiding behind garbage cans or in someones yard. Again she is friendly and loves cheese. Please contact 773-707-3312 or me if you spot her.

http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2157034

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Jan 22

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

Jan 21

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