Meet your match during a free adoption event this weekend at Chicago Animal Care and Control, 2741 S. Western.
From noon to 6 pm on February 9 and 10, the shelter will host a Valentine’s event for adopters looking for love and ready to meet lifelong pet partners.
On Saturday, February 9, CACC will host a speed dating and rose ceremony. Beginning at 11 am, come to the shelter to enjoy coffee and meet other dog and cat lovers. Then from noon to 1:30, individuals and groups will have the opportunity to meet the cats and dogs during a speed dating event. Then from 1:30 until 6 pm, groups and individuals will have the chance to go on a “second date” with a pet and adopt them. This unique event is limited to the first 30 individuals or groups (up to 3 people per group) to see the dogs, and limited to the first 15 individuals or groups to see the cats. For those who do not want to participate in the speed dating event, the main dog pavilion will be open for normal operations at 1:30 pm.
Independence Branch Library Family Fun Day Feb. 9
The new Independence Branch Library, 4022 N. Elston, is celebrating the opening of the branch by hosting a Family Day. The community is invited to join in on the fun with a day full of live music and activities for all ages on Saturday, February 9.
The fun starts at 10 am, with scheduled events throughout the day until 4 pm. There will also be engineering challenges and board games all day for the whole family!
A calendar of events for the day is available on the Chicago Public Library’s website.
Austin-Foster Dog Park Meeting Feb. 11
In the Fall, 45th Ward residents voted to allocate $100,000 of the aldermanic discretionary budget to create a dog park at Austin-Foster Park.
Neighbors are organizing and starting a dog-friendly area committee to meet the requirements of the Chicago Park District to have this installed.
If you’re interested in joining the board or learning more, join them on Monday, February 11 at 6:30 pm at Fannie’s Cafe, 5044 W. Montrose.
Eat Tacos and Support the Irving Park Community Food Pantry Feb. 13
Tatas Tacos, 4929 W. Irving Park, is partnering with the Irving Park Community Food Pantry to host a Share the Love fundraiser.
On February 10% of all sales will go to support the Pantry, who provides meals to our neighbors in need. This is a perfect opportunity to support a small local business and a local non-profit organization at the same time.
Tatas Tacos menu is available to view online. They are open from 11 am to 9 pm Sunday thru Tuesday, and 11 am to 10 pm Wednesday thru Saturday.
Kids Night Out at Gladstone Park Feb. 14
Let the kids have a night out to enjoy fun activities and the company of their friends at Gladstone Park’s field house, 5421.
While the kids play, parents can spend Valentine’s Day together enjoying any of the great establishments on the Northwest Side.
Voting Information for the Upcoming Municipal Election
The February 26 municipal election is around the corner. As of Tuesday, January 29, Chicagoans can vote early at the Loop Super Site, 175 W. Washington. This is the only early voting location that will be open until February 11.
Beginning February 11 through February 25, you may vote early at any early voting location. The 16th District Police Station, 5151 N. Milwaukee, is the early voting location in the 45th Ward. A list of all voting locations and hours throughout the city are available on the Chicago Board of Election’s website.
On February 26, you are required to vote at your polling place. You can find your polling place by entering your address on the voter’s information page on the Chicago Board of Election’s website. Polls close at 7 pm on Election Day.
Those interested in voting by mail may request a ballot on the Chicago Board of Election’s website. The deadline to apply for a vote by mail ballot is 5 pm on February 21. When you receive the vote by mail ballot, make sure to follow all the enclosed instructions and vote in secret. A mail ballot must be postmarked (or, in the absence of a postmark, certified by the voter) on or before Election Day, February 26, in order to be counted. In addition, the Board of Elections must receive the ballot by March 12 for the ballot to be counted. You may return the vote by ballot through the U.S. Postal Service, by personal delivery to the Election Board (either by the voter or an immediate relative), or through a state-licensed motor carrier (such as FedEx, UPS, or DHL). Once a mail ballot has been returned to the Board of Elections, it cannot be retrieved or withdrawn. The same voter cannot vote in person at a polling place on Election Day unless they bring the mail ballot (or a portion of it) to the election judges or completes an affidavit stating the mail ballot was never received by the voter or that it was received and lost.
You may register to vote at ANY early voting location or at your polling place on February 26. You will need two forms of identification, one which must show a current address, to register to vote at a polling place. A list of acceptable forms of ID are available to view on the Chicago Board of Election’s website.
Serve as an Election Judge Feb. 26!
The Chicago Board of Elections is looking for election judges to serve during the municipal election on February 26. The pay is $200 for those who complete training and serve on Election Day.
I hope you’ll take the opportunity, if you are able, to help further democracy and serve as an election judge. Apply online or download an application for this personally rewarding job at the Board of Election website. You may also pick up an application in my office, 4754 N. Milwaukee.
Work to Begin on Bryn Mawr Water Main Replacement
Please be aware that beginning this month, the Department of Water Management crews will begin to install a new water main in the following locations:
- Bryn Mawr Avenue from Milwaukee to Parkside;
- Menard from Bryn Mawr to Seminole;
- Mango from Bryn Mawr to 400′ north;
- Marmora from Ardmore to 350′ north; and
- Markham from Ardmore to Thorndale
With crews working in the street, there may be closures or traffic restrictions for safety reasons. In order to install the new sewer on Bryn Mawr, crews will need to close Bryn Mawr to mainline traffic for approximately 25 days. Traffic will be detoured around the closure by going north on Milwaukee and returning south on Elston. Crews will make every effort to accommodate local traffic.
“No Parking” signs will be posted as needed during work hours (generally 7 am to 4 pm). Parking outside those hours will be allowed, but cars will need to be moved by the start of the next workday. Crews will try to preserve as much parking as possible.
My office and the Department of Water understand that construction always involves inconveniences and noise. Crews will do everything possible to maintain residents’ quality of life throughout this project and will conduct themselves as good and thoughtful neighbors in the course of their presence on the street.
If you would like to receive regular email updates about the project, you can register online for the WaterALERT program. Simply enter your name, email address, and the project identification number. The project identification number for this water main replacement is 7075.
By signing up for WaterALERT emails, you will be notified as the project enters each new construction phase – from the mobilization of equipment onto the site, to the installation of new pipes, to the final restoration of the street.
Once the water main is installed, the street will be restored so that traffic is not impacted. However, the final restoration is weather dependent and may not occur until the spring of 2019 or until weather permits.
Should you have any questions or concerns, you can either as the construction foreman on the project site, email my office atWard45@cityofchicago.org, or call the DWM Office of Public Affairs at 312-744-6635.
Thank you for your ongoing patience as these important infrastructure improvements are completed.
Community Alert: Residential Burglaries
The 16th District issued a community alert this week due to a pattern or residential burglaries in the area. The incidents occurred at:
- The 4100-block of North Dickinson between 10 pm January 11 and 7:42 am January 12;
- The 4900-block of West Strong between 9 am January 19 and 11:15 am January 23;
- The 5800-block of North Melvina at 11:28 pm January 20; and
- The 6000-block of West Gunnison between 6 am and 8 pm February 4.
Please make sure all doors and windows are locked, keep the perimeter of property well lit, and call 911 if you notice any suspicious people loitering.
Anyone with any information is urged to call the Area North Bureau of Detectives at 312-744-8263.
Community Alert: Motor Vehicle Thefts
The 16th District issued a community alert this week due to vehicle thefts in the area. In some incidents, drivers left their cars running to warm up. The incidents occurred at:
- The 5100-block of West Grace between 7 pm January 14 and 7 pm January 18;
- The 4900-block of West Byron at 7:13 am January 18;
- The 5300-block of West Belmont at 4:45 pm January 22;
- The 3700-block of North Lamon between 2 am January 26 and 12:01 am January 28; and
- The 3400-block of North Cicero at 9:30 pm January 27.
Please be aware of this pattern of crime and alert your neighbors. Always to park in a well-lit area and call 911 if you notice any suspicious activity.
Anyone with any information is urged to call the Area North Bureau of Detectives at 312-744-8263.
View How Your Tax Dollars Have Been Spent on Water, Sewer, and Other Infrastructure Improvements
My office has created two interactive maps, authorized menu and water and sewer projects, in an effort to help residents visualize how their tax dollars have been spent on infrastructure in the 45th Ward since 2011.
Every year, all 50 wards receive $1.3 million to spend on infrastructure through the aldermanic discretionary budget. This is colloquially known as the “menu money” because the Department of Transportation provides aldermen with a menu of projects items to install in their ward. This menu includes a variety of infrastructure options, including street repaving, sidewalk replacement, curb replacement, bike lanes, street light replacement, and other capital projects.
In most wards, this money is allocated by the alderman, with varying degrees of input from city departments, staff, and residents. Since 2012, however, I have invited residents of the 45th Ward vote on how they would like to allocate $1 million of those discretionary capital funds through a tool known as participatory budgeting (PB).
PB is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget. The process was first developed in Brazil in 1989, and there are now over 1,500 participatory budgets around the world, mostly at the municipal level. The first PB process in the US was launched here in Chicago in 2009.
Often, residents are very familiar with their neighborhoods and might have unconventional ideas that can improve their daily commute, parks, schools, and more. Participatory budgeting is a tool that taps into that resident genius and allows it an incubator space. This process puts transparency into how the city spends our tax dollars and gives residents a real voice – by offering ideas and voting for specific projects – into how that money is spent in our ward.
You can view an interactive map reflecting all projects that were implemented using the aldermanic discretionary budget since 2011 on my website. Please note the ward boundaries changed due to a remap in 2015. Some projects that fall outside the current 45th Ward boundaries were in the former boundaries. These projects are still reflected on the map.
Water and Sewer Main Replacements
The Department of Water Management is responsible for delivering nearly 1 billion gallons of fresh, potable water to the residents of Chicago every day. They are also responsible for removing wastewater and stormwater from the streets through the sewer system. A major component to maintaining a healthy and functioning water system in the City of Chicago is by ensuring the integrity of the infrastructure can withstand the daily high usage that it’s presented. In 2011, the Department of Water Management announced that they would be replacing water and sewer mains across the city that date back 100 years or more to avoid main breaks and other potential problems.
Since then, they have been aggressive in replacing these outdated water and sewer mains. The projects are determined by, overseen, and managed by the Department of Water Management.
You can view an interactive map reflecting all water and sewer main replacements since 2011 throughout the ward on my website. Please note the ward boundaries changed due to a remap in 2015. Some projects that fall outside the current 45th Ward boundaries were in the former boundaries. These projects are still reflected on the map.
The Gift Theatre Presents Doubt: A Parable
In this brilliant and powerful drama, Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the young Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the male students.
The Chicago Tribune described the show as “a beautifully balanced drama. Shanley is a writer working at the top of his craft, making the most of a muted but evocative palette in the pursuit of truth’s shadows. Here, for the first time in a long time, is a play that is about something.”
This 2005 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award Best Play will be presented as a part of Steppenwolf’s LookOUt Series. Previews will begin February 27 through March 2. The show will open March 3 with a closing date of March 31. Performances will take place at the 1700 Theater at Steppenwolf. Tickets are available to purchase online.
Volunteer for the Irving Park Community Food Pantry
The Irving Park Community Food Pantry is seeking a few reliable volunteers who can help at the Pantry on Mondays to unload deliveries from the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
Volunteers are needed from approximately 9 am – 12:00 pm every Monday to receive shipments of food and help to unload delivery trucks. The Pantry is not open to clients during this time. The Irving Park Community Food Pantry is located in the lower level of the Irving Park United Methodist Church at 3801 N. Keeler Avenue, Chicago.
If you are interested in helping out or if you have questions about this opportunity, please contact the volunteer managers, Leslie Frazier and/or Michelle Buchecker, firstname.lastname@example.org or call the pantry at 773-283-6296 and leave a message for Leslie or Michelle.
Help Save Fannie’s Cafe
Small businesses are the foundation of our neighborhood. They act as spaces for neighbors to come together and build relationships.
However, small emergencies and changes in the market can create financial hardships, putting them at risk of closing their doors.
Fannie’s has acted as a space for dialogue among neighbors and been a partner for many local organizations. Our neighborhood is a better place because of their decision to open here.
I hope you will join me in making a contribution if you are able to save a neighborhood gem. You can make a donation online at GoFundMe.
Senior & Senior Freeze Exemption Deadline Extended to Feb. 15
The Cook County Assessor’s office announced that they will extend the deadline for the Senior Citizen Exemption and Senior Freeze Exemption renewal applications and new applications for Tax Year 2018 to February 15, 2019. Any application postmarked by February 15 will be on time.
Savings from these exemptions will appear as deductions on the 2018 second installment property tax bills mailed this summer.
Seniors must reapply annually for both the Senior and the Senior Freeze Exemptions in order to continue to receive deductions on their second installment property tax bills.
To qualify for the Senior Citizen Exemption for Tax Year 2018, the property owner must have:
- been born prior to or in the year 1953
- owned the property during 2018 or have a lease or contract for 2018 which makes them responsible for the real estate taxes
- used the property as her or his principal place of residence in 2018
To qualify for the Senior Freeze Exemption for Tax Year 2018, taxpayers must have:
- been born prior to or in the year 1953
- a total household income of $65,000 or less for [income] Tax Year 2017
- owned the property or had a legal, equitable or leasehold interest in the property on January 1, 2017 and January 1, 2018
- used the property as her or his principal place of residence as of January 1, 2017 and January 1, 2018
- been liable for payment of 2016 and 2017 property taxes
Those who don’t qualify for the Senior Freeze Exemption because they exceed the income level may still be eligible for the Senior Exemption. The Senior Exemption has no income restrictions.
Seniors receiving the Senior Citizen Exemption will automatically receive the Homeowner Exemption. Seniors receiving the Senior Freeze Exemption automatically receive both the Homeowner and Senior Citizen Exemptions.
Eligible seniors who never applied for the Senior and/or Senior Freeze Exemption in the past may visit the Assessor’s website and download an application or contact the Assessor’s Office at (312) 443-7550 and request a form be mailed to them. Applications for the Homeowner Exemption and additional exemptions are also available online.
File Your Taxes with Liberty Tax & Support the Irving Park Food Pantry
Liberty Tax Service, 4900 W. Irving Park, has partnered with the Irving Park Community Food Pantry, 3801 N. Keeler, again this tax season as a way to give back to our community.
For every person who files their tax return with Liberty Tax through February 28, they will donate $5 to the food pantry. Their tax professionals can answer all your questions about your return, including a program to receive your return quicker for qualified recipients.
Liberty Tax Service is open from 9 am to 9 pm Mondays through Fridays, 9 am to 5 pm on Saturdays, and available by appointment on Sundays through the tax season. For questions or to schedule an appointment, call (773) 286-6900.
Northwest Home Equity Assurance Program Community Meeting Rescheduled for Feb. 28
The Northwest Home Equity Assurance Program invites all to attend, listen, learn, and participate during an informational community meeting on Thursday, February 28 at 6 pm in the theater at Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett.
Created by state statute, Home Equity guarantees you won’t lose any money if your property falls below its current fair market value. More information on the program is availableonline.
Chicago’s Free Tax Preparation Assistance Program Opens Early February
Eligible individuals and families with children could receive up to $7,589 from the federal and state Earned Income Tax Credit alone, and that’s not including other valuable credits. Many Chicagoans may not claim all the income tax credits they deserve without the help of knowledgeable preparers.
Families earning up to $55,000 or individuals earning up to $30,000 are eligible to take advantage of the city’s free and confidential income tax assistance at 17 sites across Chicago.
Volunteer tax preparers certified through IRS-approved training will assist eligible taxpayers with federal and state income tax returns for the 2018 tax year. Sites will be open between early February and mid-April 2019. For specific information on location and site hours, visit the Tax Prep Chicago website.
The closest site for 45th Ward residents is:
Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett
- Fridays from 10 am-4 pm February 8 thru April 12
- Saturdays from 9 am-12 pm February 2 thru April 13
Last year, the City of Chicago’s free income tax assistance helped 20,000 families and individuals receive $30 million in tax refunds and credits. This added income not only has a direct impact on the lives of Chicago residents – it also helps sustain small businesses, strengthens neighborhoods, and infuses millions of dollars into the local economy.
For more information and to view additional locations, visit the Tax Prep Chicago website.
Submit Your Comment on the Interim Fly Quiet Runway Rotation Plan by Feb. 27
The FAA is currently conducting a written evaluation of the O’Hare modernization environmental impact statement for the proposed Interim Fly Quiet Runway Rotation Plan.
The Interim Fly Quiet Runway Rotation Plan would rotate the runways used between 10 pm and 5 pm on a weekly basis. The plan would balance the nighttime noise that is shared by all communities surrounding O’Hare rather than being concentrated over our neighborhoods.
The Fly Quiet Rotation Plan was first introduced in 2015 after the O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission (which I sit on), the Chicago Department of Aviation, and the FAA worked together to find a way to alleviate some of the noise pollution residents living near O’Hare incur. Since introducing the Fly Quiet Plan, the ONCC has overseen two additional rotation tests to collect data on how this could provide near-term relief to the highest impacted communities surrounding O’Hare.
The FAA is now evaluating the results of the tests and potential environmental impacts before making a decision on the proposed Interim Fly Quiet Plan. If approved, the new plan would be implemented through January 2021.
An integral part of the evaluation process comes from reviewing public commentary. Comments should be as specific as possible and address the analysis of potential environmental impacts. To assist the public in evaluating the environmental impacts, the FAA has published documents pertaining to the environmental impact for the proposed Interim Fly Quiet Runway Rotation Plan.
You may submit a comment online through February 27, 2019.
Fines & Fees Practices Online Portal
The City Clerk announced an online portal to gain resident feedback on their experiences with the city’s fines and fees practices. The portal will allow residents to submit feedback that will be reviewed by the Fines, Fees, and Access Collaborative.
Through March 31, residents can submit their feedback online anonymously. Residents will also have the option to leave their name and contact information for follow-up from members of the Collaborative.
In addition to the rollout of the website, the City Clerk will host a Town Hall on Tuesday, March 12 at 6 pm in the Douglas Park field house, 1401 S. Sacramento. During the Town Hall, residents will have the opportunity to share their ideas and feedback on fines and fees practices in the city.
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Sat., Feb 9, 9:45-11 am, Belding School, 4257 N. Tripp. Get moving during a Zumba Fitness Party at Belding. Suggested donation s $5/kids and $10/adults.
Sun., Feb 10, 10 am, Eden United Church of Christ, 5051 W. Gunnison. The Eden United Church of Christ will host its Annual Girl Scout and Boy Scout Sunday. The service will include a flag ceremony, participation of Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, and Reb. Jacki Belile’s message: Finding our way. Beginning at 11 am, the church and scout groups will host refreshments, a robotics display, a Boy Scout slideshow, and a play about the history of Girl Scouts. Informational tables on the troops and registration will be available. Free.
Sun., Feb 10, 5-7 pm, Irving Park Lutheran Church, Gym, 4057 N. Harding. If the weather forecasters are right, we’ll all be ready for a steaming bowl of soup come Feb. 10, which just so happens to be the date of Carlson Community Services’ Soup & Bread fundraiser. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Music, kids’ craft room, and bake sale.$15/adults; $10/seniors and teens; $5/kids 3-12; free/under 3.
Mon., Feb 11, 7 pm, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, 3857 N. Kostner. Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during the Old Irving Park Association meeting. To celebrate the move and Valentine’s Day, they’re having a dessert potluck and possibly a little bubbly. More info: online. Free.
Tue., Feb 12, 7 pm, Independence Park Bungalow, 3900 N. Hamlin.Join neighbors to learn how you can participate in supporting your community during the Rescheduled GIPNA Board Meeting. Free.
Wed., Feb 13, 11 am-10 pm, Tatas Tacos, 4929 W. Irving Park. Tatas Tacos supports the Irving Park Community Food Pantry during a Share the Love Fundraiser. 10% of all sales will go to support the Pantry, who provides meals to our neighbors in need. View the menu: online. Cost of purchases.
Wed., Feb 13, 7 pm, Dunham Park, 4638 N. Melvina. Learn what you can do about crime the1622 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 45th Ward map. More info: 312-742-4521.Free.
Wed., Feb 13, 7 pm, Athletic Field Park, 3546 W. Addison. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1732-1733 beat meeting. Find your beat at the45th Ward map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.
Sat., Feb 16, 6:30 pm, St. Viator School, Recreation Center – Gym, 4140 W. Addison. The 8th-grade class is hosting a Trivia Night. This event is potluck style, so bring a dish, snacks, or refreshments for your table. Table themes and costumes not required but encouraged. Register by February 8. For forms and more info: email organizers.$25/person.
Sun., Feb 17, 2 pm, Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding. The Irving Park Fine Arts Committees presents a free concert featuring Mary Jo Neher, horn, and Joseph Burgio, organ. A reception with the artists follows the concert. Free to attend, though donations are gladly welcomed.
Mon., Feb 18, 7:30 pm, Location TBD. Meet neighbors and discuss ways to become more involved in your community during the Portage Park Neighborhood Association meeting. Every month, PPNA hosts their meeting at a different business or organization in the neighborhood. For location and more information, view their calendar online. Free.
Tue., Feb 19, 7 pm, Phil’s Pizza D’Oro, 5800 N. Milwaukee. The Gladstone Park Neighborhood Association is changing their regular monthly meeting location to Phil’s Pizza D’Oro. This month’s meeting will be on February 19 so people can vote in the municipal election on February 26. Cost of purchases apply.
Wed., Feb 20, 11 am, Portage Park Senior Center, 4100 N. Long (Parking/Entrance at Berteau and Linder). Want to make Portage Park more age-friendly? If so, please join in learning how a village project is trying to help isolated seniors in the community and how you can become a volunteer during the Portage Park Village Meeting. Free.
Wed., Feb 20, 6:30 pm, Gladstone Park, 5421 N. Menard. Learn how you can help further park development through volunteering, fundraising, and support during the Gladstone Park Advisory Council meeting. The GPAC meets every third Thursday of the month. Follow them on Facebook to keep up on GPAC news. Free to attend.
Wed., Feb 20, 7 pm, 17th District Police Station, Community Room, 4650 N. Pulaski. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1722-1723 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 45th Ward map. More info: 312-742-4588.Free.
Wed., Feb 20, 7 pm, Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield. Help plan upcoming events and identify priorities to better the neighborhood park during theIndependence Park Advisory Council meeting. Show your community pride and have fun in the process! IPAC meets every third Wednesday of each month. Follow them on Facebook to keep up on IPAC news. Free.
Thur., Feb 21, 5:15 pm, Location TBD.Every third Thursday of the month, the Gladstone Park Neighborhood Association and the Gladstone Park Chamber of Commerce host aThirsty Third Thursday at a local watering hole. This is a great opportunity to meet new neighbors while supporting a local business. More info: online. Cost of purchases.
Thur., Feb 21, 7 pm, Location TBD. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during the Jefferson Park Forward monthly meeting. Every month, JPF hosts their meeting at a different business or organization in the neighborhood. For location and more information, view their calendar online. Free.
Sat., Feb 23, 9:30 am, Austin-Irving Library, 2nd Floor, 6100 W. Irving Park. Join fellow gardeners for the annual Portage Park Garden Club Planning Meeting. The first half of the meeting will include a “2018 PPGC in Review” slide show followed by exercises with Fran and a group discussion. Light refreshments and lively conversations.Free.
Sat., Feb 23, 7:30 pm, St. Bartholomew School, Krueger Hall, 4910 W. Addison. St. Bartholomew School presentsStand-Up for St. Barts. Chicago’s funniest come out for St. Bart’s brightest. Food and drinks available for purchase. Cash bar. Doors open at 6:15. Parking available. $25/ticket (adults only).
Wed., Feb 27, 7 pm, Portage Park Senior Center, 4100 N. Long. Learn what you can do about crime during the1624 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 45th Ward map. More info: 312-742-4521.Free.
Wed., Feb 27, 7 pm, Congregational Church of Jefferson Park, Basement Auditorium, 5320 W. Giddings. Meet neighbors and disucss how to improve your community during the Jefferson Park Neighborhood Association monthly meeting. Representatives from the Jefferson Park local Post Office and a Customer Relations person from the Main Post Office will address residents’ concerns and issues for zip code 60630. Also, a representative from the Energy Efficiency Programs with Peoples Gas and ComEd will provide helpful information and discuss free installation of various energy efficient items. Free.
Thur., Feb 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.