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May 25, 2018 Update

A benefit to support this resilient family will be held on Sunday, June 3, from 3-8 pm at the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox.

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...society. The event will take place on Monday, May 28, from 1-3 pm at 4041 N. Milwaukee. There will also be open hours featuring the newly opened Artifacts exhibit from 11 am...

The Six Corners Association sponsored “The Essence of Nature” by Janet Austin in partnership with Chicago Sculpture Exhibit. The sculpture, located in front of 4021 N. Milwaukee, celebrates nature in our urban environment.

Sterling Bay Development generously donated “Weighing-Scale of Nature” by Jorge Leyva, which was placed in the plaza area located at Northwest Highway and Central. This thought-provoking piece will serve as a catalyst to dialogue while activating a previously empty space.

Casa de Luna Mexican Grill, 5481 N. Northwest Highway, is hosting a Grand Opening event on Saturday, May 26.

Jefferson Park Branch Library (5363 W. Lawrence)

Independence Park fieldhouse (3945 N. Springfield)

Wilson Park fieldhouse (4630 N. Milwaukee)

16th District Police Station (5151 N. Milwaukee)

Rosedale Park fieldhouse (6312 W. Rosedale)

Gladstone Park fieldhouse (5421 N. Menard)

Jefferson Memorial Park fieldhouse (4822 N. Long)

Farnsworth Elementary (5414 N. Linder)

Beard Elementary (6445 W. Strong)

Hitch Elementary (5625 N. McVicker)

Prussing Elementary (4650 N. Menard)

Gray Elementary (3730 N. Laramie)

Beaubien Elementary (5025 N. Laramie)

6:30-8:30 pm May 29, at Westinghouse College Prep, 3223 W. Franklin;

6:30-8:30 pm May 31, at Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett;

6:30-8:30 pm June 5, at Amundsen High School, 5110 N. Damen.

Performances begin Saturday, June 2 at The Playhouse, 4766 N. Milwaukee, and will run through Saturday, June 10. More information and tickets are available online. Tickets are free for kids 12 and younger, and only $10 for those ages 13 and older.

Friends of Vaughn is hosting a Vaughn Fest fundraising event on Saturday, June 9, from 10 am to 2 pm at the school, 4355 N. Linder.

Belding School will host their annual International Festival fundraiser on Friday, June 15, from 3:30-7 pm at Belding School, 4527 N. Tripp.

On Friday, June 22, I will host a City Sticker Sale and CityKey ID event from 10 am to 2 pm in the annex space at the Copernicus Center, 5214 W. Lawrence.

If you would like to purchase your city sticker before June 30, you can purchase one at the City Clerk’s satellite office located at 5430 W. Gale Street, at most currency exchanges (service fees may apply), online, or via mail following instructions on the back of your renewal notice.

Three Brothers Garden is an organic food pantry garden located on the corner of Pulaski and Belle Plaine. All produce grown in the garden is donated to the Irving Park Food Pantry. To...

...and a valid driver’s license for produce delivery to the Food Pantry, located at Grace and Keeler. You must be able to lift 20 lbs, be personable, and willing to get your...

Tue., May 29, 7 pm, Pasta D’Arte, 6311 N. Milwaukee. Meet neighbors and get involved in your community during the Gladstone Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting.Free.

Wed., May 30, 7 pm,Congregational Church of Jefferson Park, Basement Auditorium, 5320 W. Giddings. Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during the Jefferson Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly...

Sat., June 2, 8:30-10:30 am,Wintrust Bank, Gladstone Park, 6336 N. Milwaukee.Protect yourself from identity theft during a Free Shredding Event. No plastic bags. Limit 3 paper bags/3 small boxes of shredding. Free.

Sun., June 3, 10 am-2 pm, Portage Park, 4100 N. Long. Vendors gather on the NW corner of Long and Irving Park to offer locally grown...

...am-2 pm, Portage Park, 4100 N. Long. Vendors gather on the NW corner of Long and Irving Park to offer locally grown produce, meats, dairy, baked goods, speciality items, prepared foods, and more...

Tue., June 5, 7 pm,Independence Park Bungalow, 3900 N. Hamlin.Join neighbors to learn how you can participate in supporting your community at the monthly GIPNA Board Meeting.Free.

Mon., June 11, 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 Associationmeeting. More info: online. Free.

Wed., June 13, 7 pm, Dunham Park, 4638 N. Melvina.Learn what you can do about crime during the1622 beat meeting. Find your beat at the45th Ward map. More info: 312-742-4521.Free.

Wed., June 13, 7 pm, Athletic Field Park, Fieldhouse, 3546 W. Addison.Learn what you can do about crime during the1732-1733 beat meeting. Find your beat at the45th Ward map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Wed., June 20, 7 pm, 17th District Police Station, Community Room, 4650 N. Pulaski.Learn what you can do about crime during the1722-1723 beat meeting. Find your beat at the45th Ward map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Thur., June 28, 7 pm, St. Bartholomew, Krueger Hall, 4910 W. Addison. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1634 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 45th Ward map. More info: 312-742-4521.Free.

    May 25, 2018 Update
    Dear Neighbor, As you are barbecuing, camping, and celebrating the holiday weekend, please take a moment to honor our fallen heroes who dedicated their lives to serving our nation. In remembrance of the courage and sacrifice of those who lost their lives serving in the military, the National Veterans Art Museum (NVAM) will host a Memorial Day event to reflect on their contribution to our country.
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Memorial Day: Flag at half-staff (Sunrise to Noon)

reetings My Neighbors,

In accordance with Flag Code, Title 4 U.S.C. § 7 (m), the United States flag is to be displayed at half-staff from sunrise until noon in honor of Memorial Day on Monday, May 28, 2018 to pay tribute to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms our country enjoys.

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reetings My Neighbors,

In accordance with Flag Code, Title 4 U.S.C. § 7 (m), the United States flag is to be displayed at half-staff from sunrise until noon in honor of Memorial Day on Monday, May 28, 2018 to pay tribute to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms our country enjoys.

Unable to lower your flag?

Attaching a black ribbon to the top of a U.S. flag is an acceptable alternative for flags that cannot be lowered to half-staff. See attached pic.

Want to attend a Memorial Day Event in Our Area?

Sunday, May 27 at 10:45 AM - North Park Village Memorial Day Flag Ceremony and Remembrance - https://chicago.everyblock.com/neighbor-events/may27-memorial-day-service-north-park-village-8653219/

Sunday, May 27 at 1 PM - American Legion Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony -
https://chicago.everyblock.com/neighbor-events/may27-your-community-memorial-day-parade-sunday-may-27-8653232/

Monday, May 28 at 11 AM - Norwood Park Memorial Day Parade - http://www.norwoodpark.org/community_events/2018-memorial-day-parade/

Additionally, title 36 U.S.C. § 116, requests the President of the United States issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to observe Memorial Day by praying for a permanent peace, according to their individual religious faith, and call on the media to join in observing Memorial Day and the period of prayer.

You can the Presidential Proclamation for Memorial Day here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/president-donald-j-trump-proclaims-memorial-day-may-28-2018-day-prayer-permanent-peace/

    Memorial Day Service At North Park Village
    The North Park Village Advisory Council Cordially Welcomes You To: MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE & READING OF NAMES All are welcome to this Memorial Day Flag Ceremony and Remembrance Service to be held on Sunday, May 27 at 10:45 AM.
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27 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

FREE DIRT

We've been digging in our yard to prepare for concrete work, and we have a lot of free dirt. Shoot me a message if you are interested in stopping by to pick some up. Addison and Pulaski area.

  • I’m interested! My husband is working today, but we can stop by tomarrow

20 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Northside Sox Bar / Southside Cubs Bar

Do north side Sox bars or south side Cubs bars exist? If so, what bars and where are they located? Any info as to the their quality would be appreciated. Thanks!

  • Bob Inn in Logan Square, Fullerton and Rockwell is a White Sox Bar on the North Side. Great Neighborhood tavern.

2 days ago

Updated 18 hours ago

    Photo adds to controversy surrounding Alderman Arena's use of police lot near Wrigley - Nadig Newspapers - Northwest Side Local Newspapers
    by BRIAN NADIG and KEVIN GROSS and A Facebook photograph shows that Alderman John Arena (45th) attended a May 11 Cubs game with other elected officials, contradicting his statement to reporters that he parked at the 19th (Town Hall) Police District Station near Wrigley Field so that his 75-year-old mother would not have to walk too far.
    http://nadignewspapers.com
  • Bob

    What do you expect? He is a POLITICIAN!! That's what they do best!! Create smoke screens so no one ever really knows what underlying cause is behind any statements made, of course until a video or picture tells a 1000 words. Perhaps she was using the restroom at the time the photo was taken?? You never know do you! I am sure anyone in that position can come up with a 1000 more explanations, right?? I'm just sayin...

  • Weebis Politically Incorrect Thought Criminal

    Whenever arena's lips are flapping, lies are being uttered.

    Even if I didn't know who that was in the photograph, the d-bag vibe is strong with him.

    Bucky, arena posted said photo on his FB. No shame in his corrupt game.

5 days ago

Updated 24 hours ago

Mixed-income housing developer for 5150 Northwest Hwy reviews options after state denies tax credits

State board explains its reasoning for not approving tax credits for Northwest Highway proposal, while a local pastor charges that the housing authority is enabling the “forces of white supremacy” to maintain segregation on the Northwest Side. http://nadignewspapers.com/2018/05/21/fate-of-5150-n-northwest-hwy-uncertain-following-tax-credit-decision/

    Fate of 5150 N. Northwest Hwy uncertain following tax-credit decision - Nadig Newspapers - Northwest Side Local Newspapers
    by BRIAN NADIG The fate of a controversial mixed-income housing proposal in Jefferson Park remains uncertain after the Illinois Housing Development Authority last week did not approve low-income housing tax credits for the proposal. "We are still reviewing our options at this point," said project developer Joshua Wilmoth of Full Circle Communities.
    http://nadignewspapers.com
  • PortageRules Love Portage Park!

    The only truly segregated areas/neighborhoods are on the south & west sides. They are the ONLY areas in which you can 100% of one race. Where is the call to reduce segregation in those neighborhoods?

  • hmmm, EB thought the previous incarnation of that comment had "inappropriate content"... Perhaps "POC" was misinterpreted; should have been obvious: People of Color.
    Hooray for a world of colors!

30 hours ago

Help needed with farmers market promotions

It’s that time of year again & we’re looking for help with host sites for lawn signs, posters and banners.
Feel free to pm me.
Anyone who has a lawn sign from previous years, it’s time to start getting them out.
The first market is June 10.
Merril
Manager,
JeffersonParkSundayMarket.com

    Jefferson Park Sunday Market
    Jefferson Park Neighborhood farmers market
    http://jeffersonparksundaymarket.com

3 days ago

Updated 31 hours ago

    Amid Affordable Housing Dispute, Conservatives Seek a Home in Chicago - ProPublica
    When news broke last week that a proposed affordable housing development on Chicago's Northwest Side had likely been put on hold, Ammie Kessem, a Republican candidate for state representative, vowed on Facebook that it wasn't the end of the story. Democrats, Kessem wrote, would pay for pushing the plan - including 45th Ward Ald.
    https://www.propublica.org

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May 11 2017

Updated 42 hours ago

    Ald. Arena pledges to bring 50 CHA units to the ward
    by BRIAN NADIG Alderman John Arena (45th) has pledged to bring 50 Chicago Housing Authority-sponsored apartments to the 45th Ward by the end of his term in the spring of 2019. Arena and six other aldermen recently signed the pledge as part of an effort that they say will help end segregation on the North and Northwest Side.
    http://nadignewspapers.com
  • PortageRules Love Portage Park!

    Why is Rham a fence sitter? Because he is listening to the neighborhood voters. Unlike arena...he may actually get re-elected by doing such a crazy thing.

  • I hope Rahm never holds office here, or anywhere else, ever again.

Jun 16

Updated 2 days ago

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

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

LaBagh Woods (Chicago) Call to Action

LaBagh Woods offers great recreational, aesthetic and ecological value to the people of Chicago, and serves as a habitat for migratory birds and diverse wildlife. The privately owned, wooded property at 4357 W Bryn Mawr is a seamless addition to the forest preserve and contributes to the quality of life and property values that the families of Sauganash and neighboring communities enjoy.

We were dismayed to learn that in spite of strong community opposition, the City Council voted to rezone...

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LaBagh Woods offers great recreational, aesthetic and ecological value to the people of Chicago, and serves as a habitat for migratory birds and diverse wildlife. The privately owned, wooded property at 4357 W Bryn Mawr is a seamless addition to the forest preserve and contributes to the quality of life and property values that the families of Sauganash and neighboring communities enjoy.

We were dismayed to learn that in spite of strong community opposition, the City Council voted to rezone this land from POS-1 (Regional or Community Park) to RS-1. This will allow developers to strip this land of its trees and wildlife in order to construct single family homes.

We believe that to divest the people of Chicago of even a single parcel of forested land should be as unthinkable as privatizing a stretch of the lakefront. The parcel in question, though privately owned, provides great value to the community and the region as undeveloped open space. We therefore ask that you sign this petition to express your concern and opposition to development at this location. We further ask that you reach out to your elected City and County officials to voice your opposition to the development, and urge them to work with the community and the owner of the parcel to reach an equitable compromise.

https://www.change.org/p/chicago-labagh-woods-chicago-call-to-action

    Sign the Petition
    Chicago : LaBagh Woods (Chicago) Call to Action
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  • B. Tersch Urban beautification enthusiast

    Does Openlands know about this situation?

  • J

    Oh, no! Openlands. Lookout. Rhe have zero influence and even less authority on this matter.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Free Sod

I have a bunch of sod I cut out this weekend stacked up right inside the fence next to my garbage cans in the alley behind the 4400 block of Narragansett. There are some really good rolls, and a ton of smaller pieces, that can be used to patch big or small areas. Note that a lot of the good rolls are towards the bottom, so if you dig a little, you'll get to most of the good rolls. I...

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I have a bunch of sod I cut out this weekend stacked up right inside the fence next to my garbage cans in the alley behind the 4400 block of Narragansett. There are some really good rolls, and a ton of smaller pieces, that can be used to patch big or small areas. Note that a lot of the good rolls are towards the bottom, so if you dig a little, you'll get to most of the good rolls. I am just trying to get rid of it without having to bag it for the garbage people, so feel free to come by and take it. I plan to put a sign up tonight, but as described above, if you drive west on Montrose, turn right on Narragansett, turn right on Sunnyside, then turn immediately right into the alley and drive down a bit, you will see the sod stacked up on the right right inside my fence. Take as much as you want, all of it if you can.

2 days ago

    Waveland to become one-way street to accommodate sports field for Schurz HS - Nadig Newspapers - Northwest Side Local Newspapers
    by BRIAN NADIG A portion of Waveland Avenue would become a one-way street under a revised plan to install a new athletic field at Schurz High School. "We're honoring our commitment to keep Waveland open to traffic while bringing a sports field to the school and park amenities to the community," Alderman John Arena's chief of staff Owen Brugh said.
    http://nadignewspapers.com

2 days ago

Missing boy, girl last seen at Horner Park on Northwest Side

Police are looking for two children who have been missing since Tuesday from the Northwest Side.

James Stewart, 12, and Katherine Chanalata, 14, were last seen Tuesday at Horner Park, 2700 W. Montrose, according to a missing person alert from Chicago Police.

Police released their photos Wednesday and are asking anyone with information about them to call the Area North Special Victims Unit at (312) 744-8266.

Horner Park is located near Montrose and California!

https://chicago.suntimes.com/?post_type=cst_article&p=1117431

    Missing boy, girl last seen at Horner Park on Northwest Side
    Police are looking for two children who have been missing since Tuesday from the Northwest Side. James Stewart, 12, and Katherine Chanalata, 14, were last seen Tuesday at Horner Park, 2700 W. Montrose, according to a missing person alert from Chicago Police.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com

3 days ago

Twelve-year-old Aoife Gallagher fights a debi...

Twelve-year-old Aoife Gallagher fights a debilitating disease called Leukodystrophy. Aoife's form of the disease is so rare, only 250 people worldwide have been diagnosed. This neurologically degenerative disease has no cure. Diagnosed more than 10 years ago, Aoife has lost the ability to walk and talk and depends on her parents and 10-year-old brother Fionn for her every need. After years of medical treatment, Aoife had a recent major setback that required intensive care treatment for more than three months. Aoife is a student at Disney II Magnet School on Chicago's Northwest side. Aoife's father, John Gallagher, hails from Crossmolina, CO. Mayo, Ireland. Her mother is Margaret McIntyre, and her brother Fionn plays for the Windy City Gales Irish youth football team for which John coaches. On top of the emotionally and physically intense years of medical procedures and extensive medications, this ordeal has resulted in a sizable financial burden for the family. A benefit to support this resilient family will be held on Sunday, June 3, from 3-8 pm at the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. If you are interested in sponsoring the event, you can find a donation commitment form on my website at http://ward45.org/wp-content/uploads/Aoife-Gllagaher-Benefit-Sponsorship.pdf.

    Alderman John Arena
    Twelve-year-old Aoife Gallagher fights a debilitating disease called Leukodystrophy. Aoife's form of the disease is so rare, only 250 people worldwide have been diagnosed. This neurologically...
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Jul 20

Updated 3 days ago

    297 Apartments Near O'Hare Approved Over Alderman's Objection
    CITY HALL - A key city panel approved the construction of a seven-story, 297-unit luxury apartment complex near the Cumberland CTA Blue Line station in a 7-1 vote on Thursday despite the objection of Ald. Anthony Napolitano (41st), who said residents of the 41st Ward did not want the project.
    https://www.dnainfo.com
  • Robert Rohdenburg Activist Citizen

    Ald. Napolitano is still the only elected alderman publically opposed to the proposed 5150 N. Northwest Highway mixed-income development in the 45th Ward, designed too house people with disabilities and veterans, Here is a Pro-Public Illinois investigation on the financing of those opposed to the development, including Ald. Napolitano: From...

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    Ald. Napolitano is still the only elected alderman publically opposed to the proposed 5150 N. Northwest Highway mixed-income development in the 45th Ward, designed too house people with disabilities and veterans, Here is a Pro-Public Illinois investigation on the financing of those opposed to the development, including Ald. Napolitano: From Pro-Publica Illinois:https://www.propublica.org/article/illinois-policy-institute-northwest-chicago-affordable-housing
    Amid Affordable Housing Dispute, Conservatives Seek a Home in Chicago

    Groups tied to Illinois Policy Institute and talk show host Dan Proft back GOP candidates on city’s Northwest Side.(Excerpts):"Starting with the 2012 elections, some institute leaders began funding campaigns after a series of transactions involving other organizations and political action committees they formed, records show."

    "The Illinois Opportunity Project, in turn, poured more than $1.7 million into political campaigns and committees across the state, according to election board records. "..."Some of the money from the Illinois Opportunity Project went to a pair of Northwest Side candidates for the Chicago City Council in 2015. John Garrido, a Chicago police officer running for alderman of the city’s 45th Ward, received $2,000, while Anthony Napolitano, a former police officer and firefighter vying to be 41st Ward alderman, got $3,000."..."In 2016, the Illinois Opportunity Project also loaned $325,000 to Liberty Principles, a political action committee founded and run by Proft. Liberty Principles spent more than $10.5 million in races across the state in 2015 and 2016, including about $118,000 backing Garrido. Proft didn’t respond to a request for comment. The 2015 results were mixed. In the 41st Ward, Napolitano upset an ally of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s. But for the second time in four years, Garrido lost to John Arena, a self-described progressive who received significant backing from unions and liberal donors."

3 days ago

Memorial Day 2018: 3 Ways You Can Join In Locally

Greetings My Neighbors,

Memorial Day 2018 is almost upon us and with it comes a hope that you will take some time to remember all of our servicemembers (women and men) who have given the ultimate measure of devotion to our nation. We also remember and provide comfort to their families for whom the pain of the loss of a loved one continues on.

Ready to join with each other to do just this? If so, here are 3 ways...

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Greetings My Neighbors,

Memorial Day 2018 is almost upon us and with it comes a hope that you will take some time to remember all of our servicemembers (women and men) who have given the ultimate measure of devotion to our nation. We also remember and provide comfort to their families for whom the pain of the loss of a loved one continues on.

Ready to join with each other to do just this? If so, here are 3 ways you can be part of Memorial Day 2018, right here in our community. If you have questions about any of these, please ask - jac.charlier@gmail.com. I'll be at all three and look forward to seeing you there.

1) Chicago Veterans Ruck March - Friday, May 25 from 9 AM
This 20 mile march (hike) from Glencoe to North Avenue Beach will raise awareness of the 20 veterans who commit suicide everyday. All can march. Adults. Kids. Strollers. Do some or all of the march. No ruck needed. Volunteers welcome. Full information is here: https://chicago.everyblock.com/neighbor-events/may25-chicago-veterans-ruck-march-2018-8596131/

2) North Park Village Flag and Remembrance Ceremony - Sunday, May 27 at 10:45 AM
The names of all servicemembers of families present (any branch, any era) who have passed away will be spoken out loud. They do not need to have died in combat. Full information is here: https://chicago.everyblock.com/neighbor-events/may27-memorial-day-service-north-park-village-8653219/

3) Community Memorial Day Parade and Remembrance - Sunday, May 27 at 1 PM
The Morton Grove American Legion Post #134 will hold its annual Memorial Day Parade from the Post (6140 W. Dempster) to the Morton Grove Library and back. Light refreshments and treats will be served. A Memorial Day service will also be held. Scout units - Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts equally - are invited to march in the parade. Full information is here: https://chicago.everyblock.com/neighbor-events/may27-your-community-memorial-day-parade-sunday-may-27-8653232/

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4 days ago

Info for families with a kindergartener entering Portage Park School this fall

Welcome Portage Park School Class of 2027 Parents! Here is some important information for you to act on.

Please join the ​Portage Park School Community on SimplyCircle ​now​ by following these directions:

Go to www.simplycircle.com and enter Invite Code: Q6QEUQ

Note: This code is not unique and can also be entered in the FREE apps available for
SimplyCircle in iOS and Android. The​ Portage Park School Community​ on SimplyCircle provides up to date info and reminders of what is happening...

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Welcome Portage Park School Class of 2027 Parents! Here is some important information for you to act on.

Please join the ​Portage Park School Community on SimplyCircle ​now​ by following these directions:

Go to www.simplycircle.com and enter Invite Code: Q6QEUQ

Note: This code is not unique and can also be entered in the FREE apps available for
SimplyCircle in iOS and Android. The​ Portage Park School Community​ on SimplyCircle provides up to date info and reminders of what is happening at Portage Park School. It is NOT a social network - posts only go in one direction: out to users. You will need an email address to sign up. We have over 550 members on the PPSC, please ​join today​ ​and make our circle complete!

You’re invited to a ​Kindergarten Orientation​ for Class of 2027 families on
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 4:15 pm.
Enter at Door # 16 on Berteau.
Please RSVP for this event online at: https://tinyurl.com/PPS2027OrientationRSVP
This event is intended for families with students who will be attending kindergarten at PPS in the fall. It is ok to attend if you have not registereed yet, but registration will not be done at this event. Any changes or updates to this event will be posted on the Portage Park School Community circle on SimplyCircle (see above) and on the school website.

If you would like to join a Google group for Class of 2027 parents, you can do so at:
https://tinyurl.com/pps2027class

PPS is a neighborhood school. For more info: https://www.portageparkschool.org/

    Parent Portal | SimplyCircle
    SimplyCircle parent portal makes it easy for classrooms, schools, PTAs and other groups to organize and communicate. It's private, secure, and easy to use.
    http://www.simplycircle.com

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Presidential Proclamation: Flags at Half-Staff for the Victims of the Tragedy in Santa Fe, Texas

Flags are requested to be placed at half-staff until sunset on Tuesday, May 22. Unable to lower your flag? Attaching a black ribbon to the top of a U.S. flag (see pic) is an acceptable alternative for flags that cannot be lowered to half-staff.

The full Presidential Proclamation is below. If you have questions or need more information, please reach out to jac.charlier@gmail.com.

Our Nation grieves with those affected by the shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas. May...

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Flags are requested to be placed at half-staff until sunset on Tuesday, May 22. Unable to lower your flag? Attaching a black ribbon to the top of a U.S. flag (see pic) is an acceptable alternative for flags that cannot be lowered to half-staff.

The full Presidential Proclamation is below. If you have questions or need more information, please reach out to jac.charlier@gmail.com.

Our Nation grieves with those affected by the shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas. May God heal the injured and may God comfort the wounded, and may God be with the victims and with the victims’ families. As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated on May 18, 2018, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, May 22, 2018. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighteenth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second.

DONALD J. TRUMP

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  • Beezil dear....I don't proclaim my knowledge....it's not necessary for anybody to do so.....over and out.

  • ...and for clarification, my "moniker" is related to my former role as a block club president for 2.5 years. So, "Statute Informed?" Yes, I know city statutes and many I have downloaded. That's a necessity when you're dealing with building owners, complaining residents, businesses, construction crews, 250 club members, etc. If one needs info, then it's good to be able to direct him/her to the source.

Hello, neighbor. This thread was closed due to violations of the EveryBlock community guidelines, which intend to keep discussions informative, friendly and respectful.

May 15

Updated 5 days ago

Concrete guy?

Looking for recommendations for a professional and skilled concrete contractor to tear down existing crumbling bungalow steps and replace- potentially with paving bricks. Anyone have a good experience lately? Thanks!

May 15

Updated 6 days ago

5150 N Northwest Hwy proposal left off state housing authority agenda

Preliminary agenda for state board meeting on low-income housing tax credits does not include proposal for 5150 N Northwest Hwy. Barring any late changes to the agenda, it is not clear what impact the lack of tax credits would have on the feasibility of the housing proposal for this year. The developer, Full Circle Communities, could not be reached for comment. Tax credits are often required for affordable housing developments. One local housing group has questioned the neutrality of the state board. http://nadignewspapers.com/2018/05/15/5150-project-not-on-preliminary-agenda-for-low-income-housing-tax-credits/

    5150 project not on preliminary agenda for low-income housing tax credits - Nadig Newspapers - Northwest Side Local Newspapers
    by BRIAN NADIG The proposed 75-unit housing development at 5150 N. Northwest Hwy. is not among the 26 projects which the Illinois Housing Development Authority plans to approve for low-income housing tax credits, according to a tentative agenda for the authority's May 18 meeting.
    http://nadignewspapers.com
  • Bob

    Daniel D-You are correct about our 'great alderman'. He is truly a politician at work and I think there is something behind this whole 5150 project to get all of these low income section 8 applicants into this building. There has to be some kind of kick back of some...

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    Daniel D-You are correct about our 'great alderman'. He is truly a politician at work and I think there is something behind this whole 5150 project to get all of these low income section 8 applicants into this building. There has to be some kind of kick back of some sort. These guys cannot ever be trusted b/c they could care less about public opinion. It will always be all about the $$$$ with these guys in power. They are really expert at creating smoke screens. I have to sometimes wonder how these guys sleep at night?? Probably better than the rest of us honest folks IMHO. Just my general opinion...

  • Dammit

May 19

Updated 6 days ago

Found wallet

Anyone lose a wallet on Mulligan ave Thursday must describe and contents

May 18

Updated 6 days ago

Rioting @ IDHA.. no one went to stop funding for 5150?!?!

We need to organize and STOP this project from happening!

  • We need to help this project happen, for affordable housing for disabled vets and the elderly, and to improve the immediate vicinity with that residential population.

May 17

Updated May 19

Van stolen barry and pulaski

My husband was truck was stolen this morning. Anyone with any information please message me or report to 311. 2010 ford 350. Has a real madrid stick on back window. Left side. Please any information will be greatly appreciated.

May 17

Updated May 19

Plaster Repair

Can anybody recommend a plaster repair guy/gal? We have some water damage on our ceiling.

  • Bosco Plastering
    Call: (773) 544-5316
    2132 W Melrose Street
    Chicago, IL 60618-6310

    Used this guy twice. Very pleased with work. Fair and reasonable pricing.

  • I would like to know too. I have some seams with drywall that need to be repaired.

  • My husband working in construction. Very professional. Call for estimate 7736985690

May 18

May 18, 2018 Update

A benefit to support this resilient family will be held on Sunday, June 3, from 3-8 pm at the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox.

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The walk will begin at the Portage Theatre, 4050 N. Milwaukee, at 2 pm on Sunday, May 20. More information and tickets are available to purchase online.

Saturday, May 19, from 10-11 am at the Jefferson Park Branch Library, 5363 W. Lawrence;

Monday, May 21, from 6-7 pm at Hitch Elementary School, 5625 N. McVicker (enter through doors #6 & #2); and

Thursday, May 24, from 6-7 pm at St. John’s Epsicopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner.

Independence Park fieldhouse (3945 N. Springfield)

Wilson Park fieldhouse (4630 N. Milwaukee)

16th District Police Station (5151 N. Milwaukee)

Rosedale Park fieldhouse (6312 W. Rosedale)

Gladstone Park fieldhouse (5421 N. Menard)

Farnsworth Elementary (5414 N. Linder)

Beard Elementary (6445 W. Strong)

Prussing Elementary (4650 N. Menard)

Gray Elemenatry (3730 N. Laramie)

The idea wall is located in the front of my office, 4754 N. Milwaukee. Simply write your idea on a sticky note and post it to the wall for all to see. While you’re here, hang out for a while and feel inspired by what others have submitted.

1-3 pm May 19. at Gage Park High School, 5630 S. Rockwell;

6:30-8:30 pm May 29, at Westinghouse College Prep, 3223 W. Franklin;

6:30-8:30 pm May 31, at Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett;

6:30-8:30 pm June 5, at Amundsen High School, 5110 N. Damen.

The Filament hosts their sixth annual Bob Dylan Birthday Bash and Benefit Concert on Saturday, May 19, at 7 pm at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee.

The Irving Park Community Food Pantry, 3801 N. Keeler, is organizing a walk through the Old Irving Park neighborhood to raise funds and generate awareness of hunger in our community.

At 6:30 pm at Eden United Church of Christ, 5051 W. Gunnison, the 16th District police officers will conduct an outdoor roll call. Afterward, at 6:45...

Performances begin Saturday, June 2 at The Playhouse, 4766 N. Milwaukee, and will run through Saturday, June 10. More information and tickets are available online. Tickets are free for kids 12 and younger, and only $10 for those ages 13 and older.

Three Brothers Garden is an organic food pantry garden located on the corner of Pulaski and Belle Plaine. All produce grown in the garden is donated to the Irving Park Food Pantry. To...

...and a valid driver’s license for produce delivery to the Food Pantry, located at Grace and Keeler. You must be able to lift 20 lbs, be personable, and willing to get your...

Sun., May 20, 9 am-1:30 pm,Copernicus Center, Parking Lot, 5216 W. Lawrence. Come out to the Spring Community Flea Market/Garage Sale. 30+ vendors, water and coffee...

Sun., May 20, 10 am, Harvest Christian Center Chicago, 4020 N. Tripp. Harvest Christian Center will host Chaplain Valerie Saviano as a guest speaker during their morning service. More info: online.Free.

Thur., May 24, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005.The senior enrichment seminar series hosts a Navigating Foreclosures: What Happens When You Get Served with Foreclosure Papers? seminar. RSVP: 312-603-9233. Free.

Fri., May 25, 9:30 am, Portage Park, 4100 N. Long. Join students and staff from Portage Park School to honor soldiers in the annual Flowers...

...at the site of a memorial tree at the northeast corner of Portage Park, near Berteau and Long. Grade K-2 students will perform patriotic songs and lay flowers at the base of...

Tue., May 29, 7 pm, Pasta D’Arte, 6311 N. Milwaukee. Meet neighbors and get involved in your community during the Gladstone Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting.Free.

Wed., May 30, 7 pm,Congregational Church of Jefferson Park, Basement Auditorium, 5320 W. Giddings. Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during the Jefferson Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly...

    May 18, 2018 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Six Corners Association will partner with the Northwest Chicago Historical Society for an exploration of the history and evolution of the Six Corners shopping district. This tour will look at remnants from the area's early history as a crossroads, as well as the beginnings of the streetcar era.
    http://ward45.org

Apr 17

Updated May 17

Car wheels stolen.

A Honda Accord had its car wheels stolen on Keeler Ave. Probably happened last night. A resident mentioned that this was the sixth time she had seen this happend while walking he dog.

  • Weebis Politically Incorrect Thought Criminal

    But the msm tells us that "crime is down." They wouldn't lie to us, right. Sarcasm off.

  • Id rather be with wheels than wake up not finding your car... someone stoled my husband's work van by barry ave and karlov

May 16

    Preliminary plans for mixed-use development at Six Corners Sears site - Nadig Newspapers - Northwest Side Local Newspapers
    by BRIAN NADIG The Six Corners site of Sears at 4730 W. Irving Park Road would be transformed into a "vibrant retail and residential destination" under preliminary plans announced Wednesday afternoon, May 16.
    http://nadignewspapers.com

May 15

Updated May 16

Alterations

Looking for place that does simple alterations, Mayfair/Old Irving area.

  • Mira MiraK.

    Pert Cleaners at 4213 W. Irving Park. Excellent work. I’ve had many items altered/repaired by their tailor over the past 10 years and always happy with the work.

May 14

Updated May 16

Incident on Kennedy Early Sunday A.M.

Does anybody know what happened on the eastbound Kennedy I-90 Sunday morning around 6 a.m.?

It happened just east of the Austin Ave exit and it appeared that first responders had the Kennedy completely shut down. Thankfully I was able to exit at Austin Ave to avoid the gridlock but others were not so lucky.

  • I keep getting thumbs up for this post.

    This is somewhat puzzling as I'm asking a question about a presumed incident on the Kennedy last Sunday morning.

    Does anyone know what happened???

May 11

Updated May 15

Anybody need some dirt??

Digging up my backyard to install some patio pavers. I’m gonna have a ton of extra dirt and the city won’t take it away as waste. Does anybody need some?

May 10

Updated May 15

5200 W. Roscoe

Noticed the construction going on inside this building of the corner of 5200 W Roscoe/Laramie. The ground level has framing going on front to back. Any ideas what they are doing?

  • Is framing going up inside the existing building or outside?

  • From what I seen that night in the dark, the framing is going on inside the first floor, front to back. Please note, I was inquiring if anyone had ideas what business establishment was coming. Or what they are building inside the place, not if there are permits. I'm not one to report people. I'm glad the building was purchased and work is being done instead of sitting abandoned.

May 13

Updated May 15

Tree Cutting

Hi neighbors,

I have a 30+ foot tall pine tree between my house and garage I'm looking to get cut down. Does anyone have a recommendation for someone to do this? Any idea how much I should be prepared to spend?

Thanks.

  • Just trying to help, if it's not a Colorado Blue Spruce then it isn't worth it, So Chop Away!!!

  • LStone Western and Lawrence

    We had positive experience with McKay Tree Service, 1710 Catalpa Lane, Mount Prospect, IL - 847-489-5145

Jul 17

Updated May 15

    Starbucks planned for former Brown's site at Lawrence & Central
    by BRIAN NADIG A Starbucks coffee shop is planning to open inside the former Brown's Chicken restaurant at 5601 W. Lawrence Ave. "Brown's Chicken closed their doors (in late December).
    http://nadignewspapers.com

May 14

Peace Officers Memorial Day May 15 - Flag at Half-Staff

​Greetings My Neighbors,

A solemn day of remembrance is now with us once again on Tuesday, May 15 for Peace Officers Memorial Day. The following announcement was released today by the American Legion.

Pursuant to Title 36 U.S.C. § 136, Congress requests the president to proclaim Tuesday, May 15, 2018, as Peace Officers Memorial Day and that the United States flag be displayed at half-staff in accordance to Title 4 U.S.C. § 7(m) to pay tribute to the local, state,...

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​Greetings My Neighbors,

A solemn day of remembrance is now with us once again on Tuesday, May 15 for Peace Officers Memorial Day. The following announcement was released today by the American Legion.

Pursuant to Title 36 U.S.C. § 136, Congress requests the president to proclaim Tuesday, May 15, 2018, as Peace Officers Memorial Day and that the United States flag be displayed at half-staff in accordance to Title 4 U.S.C. § 7(m) to pay tribute to the local, state, and federal law enforcement officers who serve and protect us with courage and dedication.

Unable to lower your flag?

Attaching this black ribbon to the top of a U.S. flag is an acceptable alternative for flags that cannot be lowered to half-staff.

Questions about our US flag and flag etiquette? Please ask. Jac.Charlier@gmail.com

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May 08

Updated May 13

Lost Dog Luke 5/4/18

Lost Yorkie! 4lb male not neutered or chipped. Has underbite and suffers from seizures. Tan/Silver/Dark Gray. Has a shaggy cut. Has his tail. His family misses him please contact me with any info. Went missing on 5/4/18 at 11a on Division and Spaulding. He is one of our four Jedi please help spread the word.
Selena

  • Weebis Politically Incorrect Thought Criminal

    My dog and I are on the lookout for Luke on every single walk.

  • Thank you so much. I really hope he comes home soon. Your support means the world to us

May 07

Updated May 13

Roofer needed

I'm looking for a roofer to provide an estimate for, and possibly replace, a roof on a 3 story, 6 unit condo building in the wicker park area. Does anyone have any recommendations?

May 11

Updated May 13

Beware of Caldwell Central Auto 6301 N Central

We had our car towed here last Monday. It wasn’t until Friday we got the diagnosis of a timing belt & water pump for $2800. Since we had the timing belt changed 30,000 miles previously and the unprofessional way Pedro dealt with us we paid the $90 diagnostic fee and had it towed to Albany Auto.

They found it was the alternator at a fraction of the Caldwell Central price and we are happily driving again.

  • PennyPenguin Chillin' out on EB

    should post it on yelp and contact Better Business Bureau

  • Bob

    Wow -Another buyer beware scenario. I have many times been misquoted by shady auto mechanics. When they think you are an idiot, they will try anything to make you believe your auto needs repairs that are not legit. Glad you got out of there and thanks for the heads up!

  • $2800.00? I think $ 450.00 would be the cost for an alternator & belt, maybe $550.00. There’s a guy at Central & Sunnyside, an old looking gas station/garage. Sam has been there for maybe 20 years & always honest. Worth a visit.

May 13

May 05

Updated May 13

Drumming Panhandlers

Is anyone else tired of listening to the young men who panhandle and play their drums at the corner of Wilson and Cicero. We call police and the Alderman's office every time they show up. If there are others who are fed up please call 911 and report them and Alderman Laurino's office and complain. Thanks for your help.

May 10

Updated May 12

NBTA Announces First Ride of 2018: "Icons of the Northwest Area" on May 19 #ChiNBT

Greetings Neighbors!

Winter is over, the weather is great and the North Branch Trail Alliance (NBTA) is excited to invite you to our first ride for 2018: "Icons of the Northwest Area"

Where: North Branch Trail
When: Saturday, 19 May 2018, 11:30 am

We will start at Forest Glen Woods and the North Branch Trail (approx. 5400 N Forest Glen in Chicago). Riders will enjoy the beautiful North Branch Trail with stops at Superdawg, The Leaning Tower of Niles, Village...

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Greetings Neighbors!

Winter is over, the weather is great and the North Branch Trail Alliance (NBTA) is excited to invite you to our first ride for 2018: "Icons of the Northwest Area"

Where: North Branch Trail
When: Saturday, 19 May 2018, 11:30 am

We will start at Forest Glen Woods and the North Branch Trail (approx. 5400 N Forest Glen in Chicago). Riders will enjoy the beautiful North Branch Trail with stops at Superdawg, The Leaning Tower of Niles, Village Creamery, North Park Village Nature Center & more! Enjoy pizza, beverages, and more with fellow cyclists at Chicago's favorite Marie's Pizza & Liquor.

This event is not to be missed!

We kindly encourage you to patronize the NBT Alliance business partners, so bring some spending money with you and show some love on Social Media. If you would like to volunteer at this or a future NBTA ride, we would love to hear from you!

Looking forward to seeing you at the Ride!

Here's more info on the EveryBlock Event Page for the May 19 ride:
https://chicago.everyblock.com/neighbor-events/may19-nbta-announces-first-ride-2018-icons-northwest-area-8631381/

    NBTA Announces First Ride of 2018: "Icons of the Northwest Area" on May 19 #ChiNBT
    Greetings Neighbors! Winter is over, the weather is great and the North Branch Trail Alliance (NBTA) is excited to invite you to our first ride for 2018: "Icons of the Northwest Area" Where: North Branch Trail When: Saturday, 19 May 2018, 11:30 am We will start at Forest Glen Woods and the North Branch Trail (approx.
    https://chicago.everyblock.com

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