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3 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

City wants your input on Jefferson Park's future; meeting set for Jan. 22

Vision for Jefferson Park’s future will be on display at open house at 6:30 pm Monday, Jan. 22, at the Copernicus Center Annex, 5214 W. Lawrence Ave. The city wants your input.
http://nadignewspapers.com/2018/01/12/community-open-house-area-master-plan-set/

  • The City doesn't want our input. The City wants you to believe it wants your input. If the City were honest the headline would read "Chicago tells residents to pound sand, we'll do what we want and you'll like it."

  • I couldn't disagree more. Come on out and give an opinion. Otherwise you are right, there will not be any public input.

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Sewer back-up & basement drain flooding

We are experiencing a basement drain flooding and sewer back up for a couple of days now. A plumber came to rode the pipes and pumped the backed up dirty water, but they can't get their rodding snake to get to the street - something is blocking it.
We wonder if this might be caused by the recent street utility work - some pipes work and some Poeple's Gas work.

Is anyone else experiencing a similar problem? We are the condo building on Gunnison and Kenneth's corner.

  • good advice from John, I'd follow it

  • Chandra Lynn Dagley Pre-Medicine Chaser From AP

    Dead of winter last year, I want to say. I am on Avers. All good suggestion above me, we had someone come out with a camera, and it was a multifocal problem, because the neighbor (small bungalow) also had issues. Drain tiles were indeed a problem., and they are right about where city problem ends and ours began and some issues within the building where the landlords replaced some old pipe.

5 days ago

Updated 2 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

Updated 3 days ago

Found dog

I am not the finder, sharing from another site. Let's help this dog get back home.

Jan 02

Updated 4 days ago

Seeking a place to install snaps on a rucksack. Know of any?

Seeking a place that can install snaps on a rucksack. Have already phoned a number of tailors and shoe repair shops with no luck. If you know of a place, please share related info. Thank you.

6 days ago

Alderman John Arena added an event.

Teska will host the third Jefferson Park Station Area Master Plan community open house from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on Monday, January 22nd at the Copernicus Center Annex, 5214 W. Lawrence Avenue in Chicago. There will be a presentation on outreach and feedback to date, followed by an opportunity to learn more and comment on recommendations that have been developed for the draft Master Plan. Key topics include transportation, economic development, and community character. Design guidelines and design concepts will also be shared for public comment. Your comments will help to guide the implementation of recommendations that have been developed by the Jefferson Park community over the past eight months, including three community meetings, over a dozen outreach events, 1,100 responses to community surveys, and over 200 comment cards. More info: https://accessjeffpark.org/

    Jeff Park Master Plan Open House
    Teska will host the third Jefferson Park Station Area Master Plan community open house from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on Monday, January 22nd at the Copernicus...
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Jan 05

Updated 6 days ago

No mail since December 28th?

Anyone noted that there has been no mail delivery in the Jefferson Park area since Dec 28th? I am told that the post office is very short of help. I offered to pick up my mail and was told it would be delivered yesterday. That didn't happen. Wonder how mail can be retrieved at this point.. If you are having a problem, best to contact MIKE QUIGLY at 773-267-5926. You can also contact the post office at 708-667-4696 but they are not very helpful and rather rude.

  • Brushman4 Serving the best since "53"

    Cudos to my mailman Louis he works every day and delivers at about the same time daily. If you have a lady mailperson is she called a femaleman?

  • Gardener Portage Park

    A second shout out to Antonio! He hasn't missed a mail in package delivery through all this frigid weather. We've usually been blessed with mail carriers who are reliable and consistent. We had one carrier, Jeffrey, for years and he became a friend, not just our carrier. And yes, we...

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    A second shout out to Antonio! He hasn't missed a mail in package delivery through all this frigid weather. We've usually been blessed with mail carriers who are reliable and consistent. We had one carrier, Jeffrey, for years and he became a friend, not just our carrier. And yes, we remember our carriers with a holiday day gift, cold water bottles in the heat of summer, a Halloween treat and a "thank you!" if we're outside when he comes by. FYI our mail is delivered out of the Irving Park substation on Cicero near Roscoe.

Jan 09

Jan 05

January 5, 2018 Update

Sat., Jan 13, 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 a beef sandwich, salad, chips, dessert. Beer and wine cash bar. More info and tickets:Event website.$25.

Sun., Jan 28, 10 am-2 pm, Copernicus Center, Annex Space, 5214 W. Lawrence. The Jefferson 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.

Wed., Jan 31, 7 pm, Basement Auditorium of the Congregational Church, 5320 W. Giddings. Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during the Jefferson Park Neighborhood Association...

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The closest recycling locations for 45th Ward residents are at Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma, and Portage Park, 4100 N. Long.

The closest recycling locations for 45th Ward residents are at Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma, and Portage Park, 4100 N. Long.

The Northwest Chicago Historical Society in partnership with the Edgebrook Library presents “Chicago Tribune’s Chicago Flashback” on Wednesday, January 17 at 6:00 pm at the Edgebrook Library, 5331 W. Devon.

1400 W. Washington Blvd.

Tue., Jan 9, 11 am,17th District Police Station, Community Room, 4650 N Pulaski. The Domestic Violence Liaison Officer and community partners host a Domestic Violence Sub-Committee Meeting. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Tue., Jan 9, 7 pm, Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn.Learn what you can do about crime during the1731 beat meeting. Find your beat at the17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588.Free.

Wed. Jan 10, 7 pm, Athletic Park Fieldhouse, 3546 W. Addison. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1732-1733 beat meeting. Find your beat at the17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588.Free.

Thur., Jan 11, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005.The senior enrichment seminar series hosts a Powers of Attorney and Advance Directives: When, What, and Why? seminar. RSVP: 312-603-9233.Free.

Sat., Jan 13, 5 pm, St. John’s Episcopal, 3857 N. Kostner. Back by popular demand! Don’t miss this celebration of peace and love – an ancient...

Tue., Jan 16, 1-3 pm, 16th District Police Station, Community Room, 5151 N. Milwaukee. Learn about personal property and safety crimes that target seniors during the Senior Meeting. Refreshments served and BINGO games with great prizes. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

Wed., Jan 17, 6 pm, 2444 W. 16th Street, Suite 3E.Empower yourself with the tools for success during a Chicago Women in Trades...

Thur.,  Jan 18, 4-5:30 pm, Portage-Cragin Branch, Community Room, 5108 W. Belmont. Kids ages 7 and older can play Giant Word Winter. Sign up: 312-744-0152. Free.

Thur., Jan 18, 5-6:30 pm, Belding Elementary, 4257 N. Tripp. Belding hosts Winter Wellness Fest. Engages students and families around the importance of eating well...

Tue., Jan 30, 7 pm, Pasta D’Arte, 6311 N. Milwaukee. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during the Gladstone Park Neighborhood Association monthly meeting.Free.

    January 5, 2018 Update
    Dear Neighbor, I would like to remind residents of the Jefferson Township that they have through Tuesday, January 9, to submit their their property tax assessment with the Cook County Board of Review. The Cook County Board of Review has set up an online portal to help simplify the appeal process.
    http://ward45.org

Dec 14

Updated Jan 03

Recommend good local insurance agent?

Can anyone recommend a good local insurance agency for auto and homeowners? Reasonably priced and reliable customer service. Thanks

Jan 01

Updated Jan 03

Giving Thanks for O’Hare Jet Noise 2017

The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) in cahoots with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has increased air traffic,noise and air pollution affecting thousands of families in the way we live, learn, play. Homes bulldozed, forests destroyed, cemeteries relocated for additional runways that affect the quality of life for thousands. Aspects to be thankful for:
- No Rats under the flight paths. Mayor Rahm allocated millions to eradicate rats in parts of Chicago. The communities under the O’Hare Flight paths are...

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The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) in cahoots with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has increased air traffic,noise and air pollution affecting thousands of families in the way we live, learn, play. Homes bulldozed, forests destroyed, cemeteries relocated for additional runways that affect the quality of life for thousands. Aspects to be thankful for:
- No Rats under the flight paths. Mayor Rahm allocated millions to eradicate rats in parts of Chicago. The communities under the O’Hare Flight paths are relatively rat free. Those toxic jet fuel emissions showering our neighborhoods sure do a fine job.
- CDA customer service. CDA police seriously beat a passenger aboard an aircraft for refusal to give up a paid for seat. CDA Commissioner Evans used the treatment of O’Hare community neighbors as examples on how to treat the public.
- O’Hare area Departure Tax. Of the 20 largest cities, Chicago is the only to lose population. As more people leave due to airport pollution and other quality of life issues, Mayor Rahm is instituting a Departure Tax at the airports but on U-Hauls leaving the city.
- FAA, servant of the public. US Rep Steve Lynch dubbed the FAA as the most unresponsive agency in government.
- Lower Property taxes. The Cook county assessor lowered some property assessments due to the effect of aircraft noise on home values. Mayor Rahm then proceeded to increase property taxes for all.
- The O’Hare Noise redistribution program. The CDA and puppet ONCC instituted a runway rotation plan to redistribute night flights over our communities. Now you and your children will know when to expect sleep interruption as opposed to being surprised.
- Loving the IRS. The FAA has beat out the IRS as the most despised federal agency.
-The big engine that couldn't. As O'Hare is touted as the economic engine for the Chicago area, why is it then that local taxes keep rising and services keep getting cut. In the words of many local politicos…Where’s mine.

  • Dan G Scratch and win

    Lol a few more days and I can say farewell to Portshit Park and Chicago.

  • I occasionally hear a jet overhead (and I see them more often), but I get a lot more noise from the streets. Are other blocks so much quieter that the airplane noise is so much more substantial than the cars?

Dec 12

Updated Jan 02

Demolition of the Brown's Chicken at Lawerence and Central

I drove past the corner of Lawerence and Central and noticed the fencing around the corner. Does anyone Know what is going on?

Dec 21

Updated Jan 02

Senior housing considered for stalled development site at Six Corners where bank was demolished

Senior housing with ground-floor retail and medical uses are being considered for the stalled development site at Six Corners. One preliminary site plan for the 2.7-acre parcel at Milwaukee and Irving shows a 10-story building, but any housing development for the site is expected to undergo several revisions. Alderman John Arena said that any proposal for the former Bank of America property is “speculative” at this time and that discussions with the developer are continuing.
http://nadignewspapers.com/2017/12/21/senior-housing-considered-for-stalled-development-site-at-six-corners/

  • Understood. I don't like Full Circle's position on this issue though. When asked if each resident would be vetted when they turn 18, the answer was 'No'. So, if a 17 year old with a criminal history moves in with the family, they're fine with that. I'm not.

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    Understood. I don't like Full Circle's position on this issue though. When asked if each resident would be vetted when they turn 18, the answer was 'No'. So, if a 17 year old with a criminal history moves in with the family, they're fine with that. I'm not.

    But I'm really not trying to make this another thread about Full Circle. A lot of us here in Jeff Park have all agreed we could use more Senior housing, and we were chastised as racists for it.
    I'm just pointing out the blatant hypocrisy that is being put on the table dressed up like flowers.

  • Jeffrey Littleton Kindly control yourselves.

    Wouldn't someone turning 18 only have a juvenile record to be vetted?

Dec 28

Updated Jan 02

Status of new LED street lights?

Does anyone by chance know when Jefferson Park is slated to get the new LED street lights?

A few weeks ago there was a real windy day and the street pole on the corner (@my handle name ha) fell down.

I was surprised to see it replaced with the same style green metal pole (as a mile east the lights are on aluminum poles) but I digress- I was surprised the hadn’t used this time to add the new LED light pole or same old pole but add the led light in?

* I’m not saying that I am for or agains’t the new LED lights just curious when they are getting phased in.

Thank for your help.

  • Thanks, Brushman4, back at ya.
    A great new years resolution would be if EB members helped answer the Authors questions vs providing personal POVs that really don't have anything to do with the initial ask. Out of 20 comments, I ultimately found the answer for myself. Um, thanks?

    Happy New Year!

  • The project is for four years; do not think they have released details about what areas they are doing first.

Jan 02

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Mar 31

Updated Jan 01

Seeking family for nanny share in Jefferson Park starting Nov 2017

Looking for another family interested in sharing a nanny in the Jefferson Park neighborhood (near Lawrence & Milwaukee) starting in November 2017. We are expecting our first child (a girl) in August and I will be returning to work in November. This commitment would be 5 days/week, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., give or take. We are open to any hosting arrangement (your place, ours, alternating weeks/months) so long as you are close by. Hope to hear from you!

  • Hi There - we are considering nanny share and live at Lawrence and Central. I am also due in August and will be going back to work end of November. Do you have a nanny identified and know what the split cost would be?

  • Hello! I know I'm replying to this extremely late ... but we're moving very close to Lawrence/Central in February and on the off-chance that you didn't find a nanny share partner, Olivia, or have capacity in your share for another child (our son will be 20 months old in February),...

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    Hello! I know I'm replying to this extremely late ... but we're moving very close to Lawrence/Central in February and on the off-chance that you didn't find a nanny share partner, Olivia, or have capacity in your share for another child (our son will be 20 months old in February), I wanted to reply. We currently do a nanny share in Logan Square with our next-door neighbor and the convenience of having something so close by has been wonderful, so we're searching everywhere to find something similar. If you're still looking for child care arrangements or would like to talk about this, I'd love to hear from you. I just now signed up for Every Block, but I believe my settings will allow you to private message me. Thanks, either way, and have a happy new year!

Dec 30

Dec 29

December 29, 2017 Update

Sat., Jan 6, 1-5 pm, Eden United Church of Christ, 5051 W. Gunnison. Start off the new year refreshed by attending a Forgiveness Retreat. Register by Jan. 4: email Jacki. $25, no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. 

...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...

Sun., Jan 28, 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. 

Wed., Jan 31, 7 pm, Basement Auditorium of the Congregational Church, 5320 W. Giddings. Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during theJefferson Park Neighborhood Association meeting...

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• 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.

Back by popular demand, the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee, will partner with Fannie’s Cafe, 5040 W. Montrose, to bring back this popular immersive theater experience.

Back by popular demand, the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee, will partner with Fannie’s Cafe, 5040 W. Montrose, to bring back this popular immersive theater experience.

Thur., Jan 4, 4-5:30 pm, Portage-Cragin Branch, Community Room, 5108 W. Belmont.Kids ages 7 and older can play Giant Word Winder. Sign up: 312-744-0152. Free.

Tue., Jan 9, 11 am, 17th District Police Station, Community Room, 4650 N. Pulaski. The Domestic Violence Liaison Officer and community partners host a Domestic Violence Sub-Committee Meeting. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Tue., Jan 9, 7 pm, Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1731 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Wed., Jan 10, 7 pm, Athletic Park Fieldhouse, 3546 W. Addison. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1732-1733 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Thur., Jan 11, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005. The senior enrichment seminar series hosts a Powers of Attorney and Advance Directives: When, What, and Why? seminar. RSVP: 312-603-9233. Free.

Tue., Jan 16, 1-3 pm, 16th District Police Station, Community Room, 5151 N. Milwaukee. Learn about personal and property safety and crimes that target seniors during the Senior Meeting. Refreshments served and BINGO games with great prizes. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

Tue., Jan 30, 7 pm, Pasta D’Arte, 6311 N. Milwaukee. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during the Gladstone Park Neighborhood Association monthly meeting. Free.

    December 29, 2017 Update
    Dear Neighbor, As we enter another weekend full of festivities and cheer, I call on my neighbors to take a moment and reflect on 2017. Let's resolve to show each other compassion and generosity in 2018. I wish you and your family health and happiness in the new year.
    http://ward45.org

Dec 23

Dec 23

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    MODIFYING EXISTING WIRELESS INSTALLATION. TOWER SCOPE OF WORK: REMOVE 3 FILTERS, INSTALL 3 ANTENNAS, INSTALL 6 RRHS, INSTALL 6 CYLINDERS, INSTALL 1 HYBRID CABLE 143' LONG GROUND SCOPE OF WORK: INSTALL NEW BATTERY STRING, INSTALL 2500 MHZ DU SHELF

    5216 W. Lawrence Ave. Issued December 21, 2017 Comment

Dec 18

Updated Dec 22

Package thief in the area

On saturday i had packages stolen from my front porch shortly after they were delivered. I have video and clear photos of the woman who is stealing packages. I have reported this to the police.
She is between 30-40yo, tall/ thin built, purple long puffer coat, jeans and brown ugg style boots. She has blond colored hair in braids, rolled up in a high bun. She is on foot and is carrying 2 large bags with her. She cases out the house before going back. Be careful with your packages. I doubt im the only one she has stolen from.

  • 4900 W Gunnison, fedex package thief. Stole gift cards within 10minuteabof delivery being used at store. Who knows if it's the same person. (It was my neighbor.)

  • I mean my neighbor was the victim.

Dec 22

December 21, 2017 Update

Tue., Dec 26, 2-4 pm, Jefferson Park Branch, 5363 W. Lawrence. The library supplies the bricks, you supply the imagination! Children ages 5 and older and their parents are invited to Lego at the Library!  Free.

...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...

Sun., Jan 28, 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. 

Wed., Jan 31, 7 pm, Basement Auditorium of the Congregational Church, 5320 W. Giddings. Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during theJefferson Park Neighborhood Association  meeting...

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• 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.

Are you looking for an employment opportunity? The new Culver’s located at 4939 W. Irving Park Road is hosting a hiring event on Wednesday, December 27, from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Austin-Irving Branch, 6100 W. Irving Park.

Are you looking for an employment opportunity? The new Culver’s located at 4939 W. Irving Park Road is hosting a hiring event on Wednesday, December 27, from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Austin-Irving Branch, 6100 W. Irving Park.

Back by popular demand, the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee, will partner with Fannie’s Cafe, 5040 W. Montrose, to bring back this popular immersive theater experience.

Back by popular demand, the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee, will partner with Fannie’s Cafe, 5040 W. Montrose, to bring back this popular immersive theater experience.

Wed., Dec 27, 3-4 pm, Portage-Cragin Branch, Community Room, 5108 W. Belmont.Kids in kindergarten and older are invited todesign a tree house for one of three...

Tue., Jan 2, 7 pm, Independence Park Bungalow, 3945 N. Springfield. Join neighbors to learn how you can participate in supporting your community during theGIPNA Board Meeting. Free.

Tue., Jan 9, 11 am, 17th District Police Station, Community Room, 4650 N. Pulaski. The Domestic Violence Liaison Officer and community partners host a Domestic Violence Sub-Committee Meeting. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Tue., Jan 9, 7 pm, Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1731 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Wed., Jan 10, 7 pm, Athletic Park Fieldhouse, 3546 W. Addison. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1732-1733 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Thur., Jan 11, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005. The senior enrichment seminar series hosts a Powers of Attorney and Advance Directives: When, What, and Why? seminar. RSVP: 312-603-9233. Free.

Tue., Jan 16, 1-3 pm, 16th District Police Station, Community Room, 5151 N. Milwaukee. Learn about personal and property safety and crimes that target seniors during the Senior Meeting. Refreshments served and BINGO games with great prizes. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

Tue., Jan 30, 7 pm, Pasta D’Arte, 6311 N. Milwaukee. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during the Gladstone Park Neighborhood Association monthly meeting. Free.

    December 21, 2017 Update
    Dear Neighbor, I want to start by wishing you and your family a safe and festive holiday season. I hope you are able to enjoy the time with your family and friends, and embrace the spirit of the season. Please note that due to the holidays, there is no Ward Night Dec.
    http://ward45.org

Dec 21

Updated Dec 21

Car Vandalized

My car was Vandalized On Milwaukee and Wilson.

  • Family Man We call Police!

    The police happened to be patrolling the area and caught him in the act. He ran and they chased and caught him. They rang our doorbell in the middle of the night. He spit on our windows, broke off the mirrors, scratched up the car really bad. We just bought the car less than 6 months ago.

  • DianeW just nosey

    What a whack job!!

Dec 20

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Dec 18

December 16, 2017 Update

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...

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.

...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...

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• 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.

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. 

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.

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.

    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 18

Alderman John Arena shared Michael Cabonargi'...

Starting at 6 pm tonight, staff members from the Cook County Board of Review will be at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence, to assist residents with the process of submitting a property tax appeal. The Jefferson Township will remain open through January 9. Homeowners can submit their property tax appeal online via the Board of Review portal at https://appeals.cookcountyboardofreview.com/SubmitAppeal/AppealPage1.

    Jefferson Park Property Tax Appeal
    https://www.facebook.com

Dec 16

Dec 14

Updated Dec 15

Insurance attorney?

Can anyone recommend a good attorney to pursue a denied insurance claim case? Jeff, Portage, Dunning, Norwood. Thanks

  • D&T long time residents

    Claim was denied because of insurance company’s interpretation of my condo’s bylaws. Do you know of good local insurance litigator?

  • An attorney friend of mine would be willing to advise - might just recommend small claims, but might take the case(s). Erik Rakoczy, erik@eraklaw.com. https://www.eraklaw.com/.

Dec 15

Jefferson Park Sunday Market- this Sunday at Copernicus on Lawrence!

December 17
Copernicus Center Annex
2 doors east of the main entrance at 5216 W Lawrence
10-2
Music:
Steve Gulyas Classic rock, folk; guitar & vocals

New- JPSM shopping bags for SALE!!! Free to first shoppers at select booths.

Winter Vendor List

Barefoot Books - children's books, games, toys -- storytime at noon!
Chestnut & Grace Dog Foods LLC - Dog food + supplies
Covered in Chocolate
Couture 911- greeting cards, books, paper crafts
Dave the knife Sharpener
knife, sissor,...

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December 17
Copernicus Center Annex
2 doors east of the main entrance at 5216 W Lawrence
10-2
Music:
Steve Gulyas Classic rock, folk; guitar & vocals

New- JPSM shopping bags for SALE!!! Free to first shoppers at select booths.

Winter Vendor List

Barefoot Books - children's books, games, toys -- storytime at noon!
Chestnut & Grace Dog Foods LLC - Dog food + supplies
Covered in Chocolate
Couture 911- greeting cards, books, paper crafts
Dave the knife Sharpener
knife, sissor, blade sharpening
Distinct Bath & Body: Soaps, body scrubs, aromatherapy
Fannie Pastries
Frosty Productions - Patz Maple & Honey Products
Holcomb Hollow - Vegan & gluten-free breads & jam
Little Bison - bison meat, meat pies, cheese
Local Goods Chicago
Chicago spirit crafts and more
Pappardelle's Pasta
- Many flavors, including gluten free
Sausage Konig: artisan sausages
Spark of the Heart - soup/salad mixes
Software Seafood
Tamales Express:Tamales(chicken, meat, veggie)
WineNot Candles -decorative candlesticks
Wright Way Farm produce, pickles, flour- certified organic grower
Find River Valley Ranch products at The Dave’s knife booth
Many other local craft vendors & other vendors being added
Another way to get a Market bag: Bring in a gently used winter coat and get a market bag. (Hats, scarves & gloves also welcome)
More info at: http://jeffersonparksundaymarket.com/

Dec 13

Updated Dec 15

Lawyer recommendation

I was wondering if anyone has used or could recommend a general law attorney. One that has experience with injuries. Not looking for a huge settlement or anything, just some help covering the out of pocket.

Dec 08

Updated Dec 14

4500 N. Laporte Fire

...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...

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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.

    4500 N. Laporte Fire
    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. Just before 9:00 pm that night, firefighters were called to a home after a man accidentally started a fire in his kitchen.
    http://ward45.org

  • Jeffrey Littleton Kindly control yourselves.

    Peace to family, friends and neighbors.

  • AprilsAngelsPets 12-year pet care provider

    clearly someone doesn't like you jeffrey. why on earth would someone give you a thumbs down for your comment?

Dec 02

Updated Dec 14

Digging out basement in bungaliw

Has anyone dug out a basement to finish with more headroom? I am interested in going down about a foot more, understanding that I might need to underpin, etc. We will plan to add tile, sump pump. Anyone have an idea what an approximate cost might be?

  • Jeffrey Littleton Kindly control yourselves.

    You have to underpin the foundation and any other supports down the middle. It will cost $50,000-125,000 to do correctly, and you want it done correctly or not at all.

  • Please let us know how it turned out...interested in doing the same.
    Thanks!!

Dec 08

Updated Dec 14

Property Tax Appeal Workshop

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

    Property Tax Appeal Workshop
    Beginning December 11 through January 9, residents of Jefferson Township can submit their property tax assessment with the Cook County Board of Review via their online portal. Residents may also pre-file before the township opens on December 11 via the online portal.
    http://ward45.org

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    Get rid of the problem, Berrios and others created and you won't need these workshops.

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    Jeff i was told he enlisted some volunteers for that also. Not sure why anyone would do any work for free for him

Dec 13

Montrose-Cicero apartment plan hits a snag, while permit sought for 1st phase of Northwest Hwy plan

Montrose-Cicero apartment plan appears to be on hold for now, as city voids construction permit, while application has been filed for construction permit for first phase (storage facility) of Northwest Highway-Milwaukee Avenue redevelopment project.
Also, construction plans moving forward for three Starbucks with drive-throughs in the Jefferson Park and Portage Park area. http://nadignewspapers.com/2017/12/13/city-voids-permit-for-montrose-apartments/

Dec 06

Updated Dec 09

Church’s chicken Lawrence and Central

Seems like there is a fence around it today as if the property was bought and something is going to go there, does anyone have any info on whether it is or not?

Dec 07

Updated Dec 09

Thank you

I want to thank the person who game me the infos about Dalhia cleaning service.

Dec 09

Dec 08

December 8, 2017 Update

...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...

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.

...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...

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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.

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.

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.

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.

    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 08

November 30, 2017 Update

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.

Sat., Dec 2, 8 am-7 pm, Congregational Church of Jefferson Park, 5320 W. Giddings.The Guild of the Congregational Church of Jefferson Park and Eden United Church of Christ...

Sun., Dec 17, 10 am-2 pm, Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence. The Jefferson Park Sunday Market kicks off their winter market 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.

...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...

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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 event will take place at the St. Viator Recreation Center, 3644 N. Kedvale. The hours are 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Friday, December 1, 11:00 am to 9:00 pm on Saturday, December 2, and 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday, December 3. View the event on Facebook for more information.

The Six Corners Association and the Portage Theatre are partnering to kick off the holiday season by featuring all your favorite holiday movies on Saturday, 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. 2, 9 am-3 pm, Pope Francis Global Academy South Campus, 6143 W. Irving Park. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over, but there is a great opportunity to shop...

Sat., Dec 2, 9 am-3 pm, Malcolm X College, 1900 W. Jackson. Kevlars to Careers hosts aWelcome Home Event. Resources and symposium to prepare veterans, active duty personnel, and reservists/National Guard for a seamless transition to civilian life. Free.

Sat., Dec 2, 10 am, Irving Park Lutheran Church, 3938 W. Belle Plaine. Join friends and family for the annual Hanging of the Greens.Free.

Sat., Dec 2, 11-11:30 am, Portage-Cragin Branch, Community Room, 5108 W. Belmont.Children ages 4 and older are invited to have fun as women from the Junior...

Sun., Dec 3, 8 am-2 pm, Buckley Hall, 4447 N. Lowell. Get in the holiday spirit during theannual Cookie Walk, Santa’s Breakfast, & Christmas Tree Sale. Free. 

Sun., Dec 3, 9 am-9 pm, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. Celebrate the holidays at the Irish American Heritage Center during a Christmas Bazaar. Tickets for breakfast are $15/adults and $5/children 12 and under. 

Tue., Dec 5, 3:30-8 pm, Old Irving Brewing Co., 4419 W. Montrose. Friends of Vaughn partners with Old Irving Brewing Co. to host a Happy Hour Fundraiser...

Fri., Dec 8, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, Courtroom 2005, 50 W. Washington. The senior enrichment series hosts a Senior Driving: Tips for the Active Senior. Register: 312-603-9233. Free.

Sat., Dec 9, 10 am-3 pm, Independence Park Fieldhouse, 3945 N. Springfield. Shop for homemade gifts by 32 local crafters, enjoy delicious treats from the bake sale, and visit with Santa between noon and 2 pm during the Independence Park Holiday Craft Fair.Free.

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...

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.

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.

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.

    November 30, 2017 Update
    Dear Neighbor, The holiday season is upon us, and this week presents the perfect chance to get in the mood. Join Jefferson Park Forward and I for the annual Holiday Sparkle event at 5 pm Thursday, December 7, at the Jefferson Park Transit Center.
    http://ward45.org

Dec 08

The news of a neighbor passing away in his ho...

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. Just before 9:00 pm that night, firefighters were called to a home after a man accidentally started a fire in his kitchen. Firefighters arrived quickly on scene and were able to extinguish the fire. Crews indicated that they did have trouble accessing the kitchen due to an excessive amount of debris throughout the home. The 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. I would like to take a moment to remind residents of basic fire safety tips that will help keep them and their families safe: -The U.S. Fire Administration recommends that you test your smoke detector at least once a month and change batteries at least twice a year. A good way to help remember to change your batteries is when you change your clock for daylight savings time in the fall and again in the spring. -Keep a working smoke alarm in every bedroom in the house. Half of home fire deaths happen between 11 pm and 7 am, when most people are asleep. - Keep a fire extinguisher in or near the kitchen and make sure you know how to operate it in the event of a kitchen fire. Never throw hot grease in the garbage can. Instead, let it cool and dispose of it in an old coffee can or other metal container. - If you do have candles in your home, make sure to extinguish them after use. Wider and shorter candles are recommended are less likely to tip over. - Know how to extinguish a fire based on the type. For a grease fire, do not put water on it. Instead, turn off the source of heat (e.g. burner) and attempt to remove oxygen from the flame (e.g. by covering it with another pot or lid). If that fails, dump a generous amount of baking soda on it. - For electrical fires, you will need to turn off the power to the electrical system. If you are unable to cut off the power source, use a Class C-rated extinguisher. If you are able to cut the power source, use a Class A or dry chemical extinguisher. Always make sure to keep electrical systems clear of dust, trash, and spider webs. - Make sure to come up with a fire escape plan for your household. This includes not only how to get out of the house in the event of a fire, but identifying a designated area to meet once outside. - In the event you do catch fire, follow the Stop, Drop, and Roll technique. Do not run if your clothing catches fire. Instead, stop where you are, drop to the ground, and roll. Make sure to visit a hospital immediately to treat your burns. - Do not hesitate to call 911 in the event of a fire – even if you believe the fire has been successfully extinguished. It is better to have the fire department inspect the household and confirm that it has been put out than having it spread. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-northwest-side-fatal-fire-20171207-story.html

    Man found dead after Jefferson Park fire
    A man was found dead following a fire in a Jefferson Park neighborhood bungalow, fire officials said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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