Midnight Circus in the Parks, a family-friendly fundraising event, hits Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield, October 1 and October 2. Both days will have two performances – the first starting at 2 pm and the second starting at 5 pm
Each year, Midnight Circus in the Parks tours all over Chicago helping raise money for our local parks. To date, this unique program has raised over $850,000 for local park improvements.
Tickets cost $15-20 and can be purchased online. Children 2 and younger are not required to purchase a ticket. It is suggested, however, that they sit on a parents’ lap during the show.
Chicago Property Tax Rebate Program
Beginning Saturday, October 1 through Wednesday, November 30, eligible Chicago homeowners affected by the increase in property taxes can apply for the City of Chicago Property Tax Rebate Program.
Chicago homeowners with a household adjusted gross income of $75,000 or less earned in 2015 that saw an increase in the city portion of their most recent property tax bill compared to last years, may be eligible to apply for a rebate to offset the property tax increase.
Homeowners must apply for the rebate in person at any of the 26 neighborhood processing locations, including City Hall. For residents of the 45th Ward, the closest rebate locations are:
- 3401 W. Foster, open Monday through Fridayfrom 11 am to 6 pm and on Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm;
- 6100 W. Irving Park, open on Monday and Wednesday from noon to 7 pm, on Tuesday and Thursday from 10 am to 5 pm, and on Friday and Saturdayfrom 9 am to 4 pm; and
- 3160 N. Milwaukee, open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm and on Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm.
I encourage all property owners in the ward to review the checklist of eligibility requirements and required documentation before visiting a rebate processing center.
Visit the city’s website for more information on eligibility requirements, documentation requirements, additional neighborhood processing locations and hours, rebate amounts, and supplemental grant opportunities.
Early Voting Now Open
As of Thursday, September 29, the Chicago Board of Elections (located at 69 W. Washington) opened for early voting. You can cast your ballot on the lower level of the Chicago Board of Elections building through Sunday, October 9. Voters can vote Monday through Saturdayfrom 9 am to 5 pm and on Sundays from 10 am to 4 pm.
Starting on Monday, October 10 through Sunday, October 23, people interested in voting early will need to do so at 15 W. Washington. Voters can cast their ballot at this location Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm and on Sundays from 10 am to 4 pm.
Starting on Monday, October 24 through Monday, November 7, early voting will be available at 15 W. Washington as well as at 50 ward sites. Early voting for the 45th Ward is at the 16th District Police Station, 5151 N. Milwaukee.
Visit the Chicago Board of Elections website for more information on early voting locations, hours, and requirements. To check your voter registration status or to register to vote, visit the Illinois State Board of Elections website. The Presidential Election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 8.
45th Ward Back-To-School Community Fair
What does health and wellness mean to you? Join over 50 vendors in the medical and safety field during the 45th Ward Back-To-School Community Fair. The event will take place from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, October 8, at Carl Schurz High School, 3601 N. Milwaukee.
The Chicago Department of Public Health will attend the event to offer free seasonal influenza vaccinations. Local businesses – including Fly Girl, Gen-Ki, The Yoga Shop, and more – will attend to provide free exercise classes. Finally, there will be free health screening, family-friendly activities, and more.
As a part of the event, there will also be a documentary film and panel discussion on domestic violence, the aspects of cultural expectations, challenges faced by undocumented immigrant populations, and how to access services for victims and their families. There will be a counselor available to speak with individuals that may need help. The film will be featured at 11 am in the library at Carl Schurz High School.
All community members are invited to attend this free, family-friendly event. If you have any questions, please email my office or call 773-286-4545.
Coffee With a Cop
The Chicago Police Department’s 16th District is hosting a Coffee With a Cop event on Friday, October 7. From 7 am to 9 am at the Dunkin Donuts located at 6342 N. Milwaukee, neighbors and police officers will meet to enjoy coffee and conversation together.
The mission of Coffee with a Cop is to break down the barriers between police officers and the citizens they serve. This event presents Chicago residents with an opportunity to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers in their neighborhood.
Irving Park Sewer Main Replacement Road Closure
Please be aware of the upcoming road closure and plan your commute accordingly. As part of the sewer main replacement on Irving Park, the south side of Irving Park and Laramie will be closed October 11 through October 14.
Traffic headed southbound on Laramie will still be able to make either a right or left turn onto Irving Park. Through traffic headed northbound, however, will be closed.
Thank you for your ongoing patience as these important infrastructure improvements are completed.
Open House Chicago to Visit the Far Northwest Side
For the first time ever, the Chicago Architecture Foundation will make its way to the far Northwest Side for its 6th annual Open House Tour.
On October 15 & 16, the free tour will feature seven historically significant buildings in the Jefferson Park and Portage Park neighborhoods. These original structures once were home to the earliest residents in the area.
Make sure to clear your calendar for the following behind-the-scenes look into Chicago’s historical spaces:
- From 9 am to 5 pm on October 15 at Carl Schurz High School, 3601 N. Milwaukee;
- From 9 am to 4 pm on October 15 and October 16 at the Jefferson Masonic Temple, 5418 W. Gale;
- From 9 am to 4 pm on October 15, and from 9 am to 3 pm on October 15 at the Michell Kobelinski Theater at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence;
- From 11 am to 5 pm on October 15 at the Muslim Community Center, 4380 N. Elston;
- From 9 am to 4 pm on October 15 at Our Lady of Victory Church, 5212 W. Agatite;
- From 9 am to 5 pm on October 15 and October 16 at the Portage Arts Lofts (home to the Filament Theatre, the National Veterans Art Museum, and the Chicago Ballet Center), 4041 N. Milwaukee; and
- From 10 am to 4 pm on October 15, and from 11 am to 4 pm on October 16 at the Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee.
For more information on tour sites and times, visit the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s website.
Carlson Community Services Hosts Annual Trivia Night
Carlson Community Services is holding its annual trivia night on Saturday, October 15. The event will take place from 7 to 10 pm in the gymnasium at the Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4057 N. Harding.
This fundraising event will benefit Carlson’s after-school program, community garden, and concert series. Teams will compete for a $200 cash prize and bragging rights.
The event is open to adults 21 and over. Wine, beer, and soda will be sold. A team of up to 8 can purchase a table for $240 (or $260 after October 10).
Northwest Side Hero Nominations Now Open
Do you have an exceptional neighbor or know a business person, community activist, or youth member who is dedicated to the amelioration of the Northwest Side? If so, nominate them to be featured as a 2017 Northwest Side Hero.
The Jefferson Park Chamber of Commerce, The Six Corners Association, and my office have partnered with local resident Nora Kerr and her business Memoir For Me to share the stories of our local heroes. The northwest side of Chicago is filled with remarkable individuals, and now is the chance to tell our story to a larger audience.
Nominees must be either a resident or owner/employee of a northwest side business or organization. For the purposes of this project, Memoir For Me is defining the “northwest side: as north of Addison and west of the Kennedy Expressway. There are no age restrictions.
Nominations can be completed online and will be accepted now through December 31, 2016.
Saturday Parent Workshops at Schurz High School
Schurz High School, 3601 N. Milwaukee, is offering Saturday Parent Workshops this fall.
In November and December, interested parents can attend English as a Second Language, Spanish, and/or technology courses. Registration forms are available in my office.
For questions and more information, contact Ogla Echeverry of Schurz High School via email.
Home Delivered Meals Volunteer Drivers Needed
Delivering meals to seniors is a great way to volunteer. norVOLution, Norwood Life Society’s volunteer program, engages all kinds and combinations of volunteers: individuals, husbands and wives, parents and kids, grandparents with grandchildren, friends, companies, retired folks, and young people who need service hours.
Norwood Life Society’s area is the far northwest side of the city, Park Ridge, Harwood Heights, and Norridge. A commitment of no more than 2 hours per week is required with volunteers making about 7 to 10 deliveries. Free lunch is available for volunteers and 25% off every day in the Thrift Shop!
Raise Money for Hitch’s English Language Learning Program
Hitch Elementary School, 5625 N. McVicker, is raising money to better serve their native Spanish speaking students.
Their English Language Learner (ELL) program is in need of leveled textbooks in Spanish. ELL textbook programs, like any other textbook program, are not inexpensive. The Santillana USA program provides leveled libraries for grades K-6. A guided library for levels A-D is just under $600, and a guided library for levels E-J is $1,208.95.
Your donation to purchase this textbook program will impact the lives of children in Kindergarten through the 6th grade. By embracing ELL students, the community works towards creating an environment where all children can love reading and learning.
For more information on the fundraiser and to make a donation, visit Hitch Elementary’s Go Fund Me page.
Register Your Child for Beard School’s Pre-K Program
Beard School still has space available in their new pre-k program!
Research shows that children who participate in high-quality education experience long-term benefits, including better performance in school, higher graduation rates, fewer issues with the law, and better earning potential later in life.
Beard School’s Ready to Learn half day program are for children aged 3 and older. The morning class runs from 7:30 am to 10:05 am. The afternoon class runs from 11:55 am to 2:30 pm.
Irving Park Food Pantry Coat Drive
The Irving Park Food Pantry, 3801 N. Keeler, is collecting gently used winter coats to distribute to those in need starting in October. All shapes and sizes of coats are needed.
Coats can be left with food donations at the bottom of the stars at the Grace Street entrance at the Irving Park United Methodist Church, 3801 N. Keeler. You can call the church at 773-283-6262 to ensure they’re open when you drop off your donation. Coats can also be delivered on Wednesdaymornings from 9 am to noon.
Coats can also be dropped off inside the main lobby at either Disney II Magnet School campus. Disney II Elementary is located at 3815 N. Kedvale and Disney II High School is located at 3900 N. Lawndale.
All donations made to the Irving Park Food Pantry are gratefully accepted.
Schurz High School Seeking to Fill LSC Vacancies
Schurz High School Local School Council is looking to fill one parent representative seat and one community representative seat.
The LSC is in charge of the school’s budget, rules, and selecting a principal every four years. Parent representatives must have a student enrolled at the school in which they’re interested in applying. Interested candidates cannot be an employee of the Chicago Board of Education.
Interested applicants can download the candidate packet online. Completed packets the Schurz High School office at 3601 N. Milwaukee.
Participate in this Year’s Halloween Gathering Parade
Do you want to be a part of the second annual Halloween Gathering Parade? This year, Inside Out Art Studio, 4041 N. Milwaukee, is participating once again.
Last year, their 20 foot Statue of Liberty was enough to catch the eye of the Chicago Tribune. This year, they need your help making masks and puppets that pay tribute to Chicago’s recovering waterways under the theme of Fun on the Water.
Join Inside Out Art Studio between 2 and 4 pm every Sunday through October 16 before the parade. The parade will take place from 7 to 8 pm on Saturday, October 22, up Columbus Drive through Grant Park, finishing at Monroe Street.
Visit Inside Out Art Studio’s website for more information and to sign up to participate.
The Gift Theatre Presents: A Life Extra Ordinary
September 29 through November 20, The Gift Theatre, 4802 N. Milwaukee, will feature A Life Extra Ordinary.
Written by Melissa Ross and directed by John Gawlik, this play tells a story of Annabel Anderson McCafferty. Filled with mystery and memory play, A Life Extra Ordinary untangles and re-assembles the moments that make a life after Annabel vanishes from her small Ohio town on Christmas Eve.
Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased online.
Become an Election Judge for the November 8 Election
The Chicago Board of Elections is still looking for judges to staff the November 8 elections. Election judges are responsible for the conduct of the election at the precinct’s polling place.
This is a great opportunity to get involved in the election process while making some money. For more information and to apply, visit the Chicago Board of Elections website.
The New Water Tax and How You Can Save Money
On Wednesday, the Mayor’s proposed water and sewer tax passed during City Council. Although I voted no at the Finance Committee last week and voted no at the full City Council meeting this week, 40 of my colleagues voted yes.
Since taking office, I have been critical of the Mayor for not addressing the underfunding of the city’s pension obligations. We cannot continue simply kicking the can down the road, the hole growing larger. But this regressive tax will hit the poorest among us the hardest. Rich or poor, we all need water.
The Mayor’s tax also doesn’t fully address the issue. After repeated requests and weeks of delay, the Administration finally acknowledged that this increase will not generate the revenue needed to fully fund the city’s largest pension fund. In fact, in 2023 we will need an additional $300 million to meet the projected actuarial required payments.
Asking more from taxpayers is never easy. But when we do, we are obligated to honestly address our obligations and not commit the sins of the past. By kicking the can down the road for more than a decade, we have burdened these funds with billions of additional obligations.
According to the Council Office of Financial Analysis, we are liquidating 10 to 15 percent of fund holdings each year to pay current benefits. The sooner we reverse that trend, the more likely we are to realize better returns on our investments and reach our target of 90% funded.
It is beholden on the Mayor to present the City Council with coherent proposals that will address this critical, and mandated, obligation. The Progressive Caucus has offered many progressive revenue options during the last five years. Anything we seek to do that will generate enough revenue to fund the pension system will need to be approved by the General Assembly.
During the committee debate, I raised my concern that the Administration’s revenue projections are built on shaky assumptions. The revenue from non-metered accounts is inflated when compared to metered accounts. Currently, median annual charges for non-metered account is $834.39, versus $407.67 for metered accounts. In 2021, those bills go up to $ 1,109.24 for non-metered accounts, versus $541.96 for metered.
That represents a 49% difference when billed based by consumption. Given that, I fully expect the 7,427 household in the 45th Ward that are non-metered to request a meter so they might realize these savings. Expanded citywide, the Administration’s revenue projections seem overstated, and the funding shortfall in 2023 could very well exceed $300 million.
Overall, the water rates in Chicago are low when compared nationally. But that is cold comfort when household budgets are strained. I will encourage every resident to request a water meter as both a conservation and cost saving measure. This will brunt the blow of these increases for years to come.
Even if you are a heavy user, you’re guaranteed to not pay more than your current estimated bill for the next 7 years. My experience is a savings of about 50 percent since having a metered installed in 2012.
Time is off the essence, though. First, the additional tax would start January 1, 2017. Additionally, we learned during the Finance Committee hearings that the Department of Water Management can only install 25,000 meters a year at their current rate of installation.
We’ve urged Water Management to ramp up their installation program. But if you are one of the more than 7,400 water customers in the 45th Ward without a meter, there is no time to waste to sign up for a water meter.
Sign up today at the city’s MeterSave website.
The Filament Theatre and Community Tavern Present: Van Gogh Cafe
The Filament Theatre and Community Tavern are partnering to stimulate your senses. Their immersive approach to theater will take audiences through a culinary journey through the story of a small, roadside cafe. Julie Ritchey directs Van Gogh Cafe – based on Cynthia Rylant’s book.
10-year-old Clara knows that anything is possible after lightning strikes and the food starts to cook itself. After a neighboring possum displays magical powers, she doesn’t question if magic will happen – but when. This family-friendly production is appropriate for people aged 8 and older.
Performances will take place at Community Tavern, 4038 N. Milwaukee (across the street from the Filament Theatre), September 24 through October 3. Tickets are $45 for adults and $30 for children. Ticket price includes a 5-course prix fixe tasting menu. Seating is limited.
View the event online for scheduling information and to purchase your tickets.
Sat., Oct 1, 11 am-2 pm, Eden Church, 5051 W. Gunnison. A fall clean-up day is planned for blocks near LeClaire and Gunnison. Meet at the church for complimentary coffee and donuts before hitting the streets to clean them up. More info:email organizers or call 773-655-4357. Free.
Sun., Oct 2, 10 am-2 pm, Portage Park, 4100 N. Long. Vendors gathers in the southeast corner of the park near Irving Park and Long to sell their locally grown produce, meats, dairy, baked goods, specialty items, and prepared foods during the Portage Park Farmers Market. While you’re there, listen to various musical performances. Free.
Sun., Oct 2, 2 pm, Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding. The Irving Park Fine Arts Committee presents The Allegro Trio. Free, but donations are accepted.
Tue., Oct 4, 6:30 pm, Six Corners Association, 4041 N. Milwaukee, #301. Get involved to make a difference in your community by attending a Six Corners Association Committee Meeting. Promotions meets at 6:30 followed by design at 7:30. Free.
Tue., Oct 4, 7 pm, Independence Park Bungalow, 3945 N. Springfield. Join neighbors to learn how you can participate in supporting your community during the GIPNA Board Meeting. Free.
Wed., Oct 5, 7:40 am, St. Viator Recreation Center, 3644 N. Kedvale. St. Viator families will walk from various meet up locations in Old Irving Park and meet in front of the rec center for Walk to School Day. The group will then take a walk together around the block that houses campus. Free.
Wed., Oct 5, 3-4:30 pm, City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, Room 805.Officials from city departments provide insight to operate safely, stay compliant, help prepare for inspections, and highlight the do’s and don’ts of operating a business during a City Inspections – Ask Questions, Get Answers seminar. Free.
Fri., Oct 7, 9 am-7 pm, St. Cornelius Church Hall, 5430 W. Foster. Find great deals during the St Cornelius Ladies Guild’sRummage Sale. $5 bag sale and low prices. Free.
Fri., Oct 7, 9:30-11 am, City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, Room 805. Learn how to keep your financial record keeping books during anAccounting in Quickbooks seminar. Free.
Fri., Oct 7, 1-10 pm, Kernaghan Hall in St. Robert Bellarmine, 4646 N. Austin. A 2-day adults only event will give those interested time to catch up on their crafts and hobbies during aCraft and Scrapbook Time. Beverages and music provided.More info and to reserve spot: email organizers. $10.
Fri., Oct 7, 2-4 pm, Oak Street Health, Community Room, 4848 W. Irving Park. Obtain resources from a variety of vendors in the heath care community, including Rush University Medical Center, during a Senior Resource Fair. RSVP: online or call 773-724-6200. Free.
Sat., Oct 8, 9-11 am, St. Cornelius Church Hall, 5430 W. Foster. Find great deals during the St Cornelius Ladies Guild’s Rummage Sale. $5 bag sale and low prices. Free.
Sat., Oct 8, 10 am-2 pm, Athletic Field Park, 3546 W. Addison. The Athletic Field Park Advisory Council hosts its annual Fall Fest. Pony rides, petting zoo, face painting, pumpkin patch, Harvest Cafe, music, and more. More info: online. Admission free, costs apply for rides, food, etc.
Sat, Oct 8, 10 am-10 pm, Kernaghan Hall in St. Robert Bellarmine, 4646 N. Austin. A 2-day adults only event will give those interested time to catch up on their crafts and hobbies during a Craft and Scrapbook Time. Beverages and music provided. Potluck optional on Saturday. More info and to reserve spot: email organizers. $10.
Sat., Oct 8, 10 am-2 pm, St. Robert Bellarmine Church Parking Lot, 4646 N. Austin.Donate clothing, undergarments, pajamas, shoes, purses, belts, ties, hats, linens, blankets, sheets, curtains, stuffed animals, and more during a Clothing and Textiles Recycling Drive. Tax receipts available for charitable donation deductions. Free.
Sun., Oct 9, 9 am-1 pm, Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield. The 12th year of the Michelin Guide-recommended Independence Park Farmers Market continues twice a month through October. Join neighbors for great produce from farms and other vendors. Music and more at each market. Credit cards and LINK cards accepted. Free.
Sat., Oct 9, 10 am-2 pm, Athletic Field Park, 3546 W. Addison. The Athletic Field Park Advisory Council hosts its annual Fall Fest. Pony rides, petting zoo, face painting, pumpkin patch, Harvest Cafe, music, and more. More info: online. Admission free, costs apply for rides, food, etc.
Sun., Oct 9, 9:30 am-1:30 pm, Jefferson Memorial Park, 4822 N. Long. Support locally grown food and other local vendors during the Jefferson Park Sunday Market. Free.
Wed., Oct 12, 3-4:30 pm, City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, Room 805.Learn the 3 steps to obtain a business license and free business resources to start or expand your business during aBusiness Licensing 101 seminar.Free.
Wed., Oct 12, 7 pm, Dunham Park, 4638 N. Melvina. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1622 beat CAPS meeting. Find your beat at the 16th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.
Wed., Oct 12, 7 pm, Athletic Park Field House, 3546 W. Addison.Learn what you can do about crime during the 1732-1733 Beat CAPS meeting. Find your beat at17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.
Thur., Oct 13, noon-1:30 pm, Richard J. Daley Center, 50 W. Washington, Room 2005. Learn Learn about types nursing home residents’ rights, common problems residents encounter and resolutions, the Illinois Department of Public Health’s role as a regulator, and investigation and reporting procedures during an Adult Day Care Services: Making the Right Choice seminar. To register: call 312-603-9233. Free.
Fri., Oct 14, 9:30-11 am, City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, Room 805. Learn about the Request for Proposals (RFP) process, how to operate a business at an airport, and a summary of the Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) program during the How to Open a Concession at O’Hare or Midway Airport seminar. Free.
Fri., Oct 14, 7-9 pm, Dunham Park, 4638 N. Melvina. Children aged 5 and up are invited to aSkate Party in the main gym. All children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult. Register: online. Registration is subject to early close if capacity limit is filled. $5/before Oct 11, $7/late registration.
Sat., Oct 15, 9 am-3 pm, St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, 4950 W. Addison. 30 vendors will be selling homemade and manufactured products during the Annual Craft Fair. Cash prizes and giveaways. Vendor space available. More info: email organizers. Free.
Sat., Oct 15, 7:30 pm, Kernaghan Hall in St. Robert Bellarmine, 4646 N. Austin. Support the SRB Parents’ Association during aBingo Blast event. Doors open at 6 pm. 21 and older. $20 pays for ALL 14 games. 12 cards each game.
Mon., Oct 17, 7-8 pm, 17th Police District Community Room, 4650 N. Pulaski. Learn what resources are in your neighborhood, learn about crime in your area and prevention tips and how the community and police can work together to make a safer neighborhood during the 17th District Hispanic Outreach Community Beat Meeting. Meeting in English and Spanish. More info: email organizers or call 312-742-4588.Free.
Mon., Oct 17, 7:30 pm, Location TBD. Join neighbors for the monthly Portage Park Neighborhood Association meeting. Free.
Tue., Oct 18, noon, Location TBD.Carrie Lawlor of Norwood Seniors Network and Larry Pahlke of Pahlke & Pahlke Insurance Agency join as guest speakers for the Portage Park Chamber of Commerce Networking Meeting. Complimentary lunch provided. Registration required by [email@example.com]emailing organizers or calling 773-777-2020. Free.
Tues., Oct 18, 7 pm, Latvian Community Center, 4146 N. Elston. Join neighbors for theWest Walker Civic Association General Meeting. Free.
Wed., Oct 19, 3-4:30 pm, City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, Room 805.Learn how to create messages with impact during a Compelling Communications – Master your Message seminar. Free.
Wed., Oct 19, 7 pm,Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield. Join community members for the Independence Park Advisory Council’s monthly meeting. Free.
Wed., Oct 19, 7:30 pm, 17th District Community Room, 4650 N. Pulaski. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1722-1723 Beat CAPS meeting. Find your beat at 17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.
Thur., Oct 20, 7 pm, Location TBD. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during the Jefferson Park Forward monthly meeting. Agenda and more info online.Free.
Fri., Oct 21, 9:30-11 am, City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, Room 805.Business Bragger, Inc presents aWhat Do I Blog About? seminar. Learn how blogging can increase your SEO rankings as well as your interaction on social media platforms. Free.
Sat., Oct 22, 2 pm, Irving Park Lutheran Church, Victory Hall, 3938 W. Belle Plaine. The Independence Branch Library is hosting a Scary Stories and Spooky Stuff Halloween Party. Ages four and up. More info:online. Free.
Sat., Oct 22, 10 am-4 pm, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner. Local fair features crafts and merchandise handmade by local artisans during the 3rd annual Maker’s Mart. Music, food, and pumpkin sale. Vendor space available and must contribute 10% of sales to church. More info: call 773-725-9026 or email organizers. Free.
Sun., Oct 23, 8 am-noon,St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner. Local fair features crafts and merchandise handmade by local artisans during the 3rd annual Maker’s Mart. Music, food, and pumpkin sale. Vendor space available and must contribute 10% of sales to church. More info: call 773-725-9026 or email organizers. Free.
Sun., Oct 23, 9 am-1 pm,Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield. The 12th year of the Michelin Guide-recommended Independence Park Farmers Market continues twice a month through October. Join neighbors for great produce from farms and other vendors. Music and more at each market. Credit cards and LINK cards accepted. Free.
Sun., Oct 23, 9:30 am-1:30 pm, Jefferson Memorial Park, 4822 N. Long. Support locally grown food and other local vendors during the Jefferson Park Sunday Market. Free.
Tues., Oct 25, 7 pm, Rosedale Park, 6312 W. Rosedale. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during theGladstone Park Neighborhood Association monthly meeting.Free.
Wed., Oct 26, 3-4:30 pm, City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, Room 805.Join J.B. Brocato, author of “Happy is Cool: How to Ignite the True Happiness in You” for aLeadership and Happiness workshop. Free.
Wed., Oct 26, 7 pm, Basement Auditorium of Congregational Church, 5320 W. Giddings. Join neighbors for the monthlyJefferson Park Neighborhood Association meeting. Free.
Wed., Oct 26, 7 pm, Portage Park Senior Center, 4100 N. Long.Learn what you can do about crime during the 1624 beat CAPS meeting. Find your beat at the16th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.
Thur., Oct 27, 7 pm, St. Bartholomew Church, Kreuger Hall, 4910 W. Addison. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1634 beat CAPS meeting. Find your beat at the16th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.
Fri., Oct 28, 9:30-11 am, City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, Room 805. Learn the key indicators of why working capital is crucial in all areas of your business and discuss when short term debt is the best decision for you duringAn Important Cash Flow Conversation – Understanding Working Capital seminar. Free.
Fri., Oct 28, 10 am-2 pm, Central Plaza Residential Home, 321 N. Central. Are you looking for a new job? Central Plaza Home is hosting their 3rd annual Job Fair. They’re seeking case managers, dietary, group leaders, housekeepers, nurses, and safety officers. Dress for success and bring a resume. More info: 773-626-2300. Free.
Sat., Oct 29, 10 am-2 pm,Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence. Business Affairs and Consumer Protection and the Small Business Center invite small business owners and entrepreneurs to their On the Road Expo. More than 40 exhibitors offering resources. More info: online. Free.
Thanks for reading,