Here are some words I am thrilled to finally be able to write; I hope you’ll join me in enjoying this historic ride and wishing the Chicago Cubs victory in the 2016 World Series.
Early Voting Now Open
As of 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. Voters can cast their ballot during the following time and dates:
- Oct. 24 thru Oct. 29: 9 am to 5 pm
- Oct. 30: 10 am to 4 pm
- Oct. 31 thru Nov. 4: 9 am to 7 pm
- Nov. 5: 9 am to 5 pm
- Nov. 6: 10 am to 4 pm
- Nov. 7: 9 am to 7 pm
The Presidential Election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 8. To check your polling place on Election Day, visit the Chicago Board of Election’s voter information page and enter your address. To view other wards’ early voting locations, visit the Chicago Board of Election’s early voting page.
Fall Leaves and Yard Debris Refuse
Please remember that it is illegal to blow leaves into the city streets. When leaves are disposed of in our streets, it clogs the drains and makes it so street sweepers cannot effectively clean the streets. Instead, please bag leaves and yard debris for the Department of Streets and Sanitation to collect.
As part of the citywide effort to clean up leaves before winter, the Department of Streets and Sanitation (DSS) is coordinating dedicated bagged leaf and other yard waste collection trucks this fall to assist residents in clearing their yards, parkways, and storm drains of leaf debris.
Through November 30, residents can call either 311 or my office at 773-286-4545 to request separate bagged leaf collection.
Laves and other yard waste should be left in the alley or at the curb for collection, and bagged separately from garbage in the black carts and separately from recycling in the blue carts. A DSS truck will collect the bags based on 311 requests and take it to be composted.
DSS will continue street sweeping throughout the fall to capture leaf debris in the streets and to curtail draining issues during the winter. Residents are also encouraged to clear curb lanes and areas around storm drains.
To learn more about bagged leaf collection, visit the Department of Streets and Sanitation’s page on the city’s website.
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.
Chicago Park District’s Message on Lead-Contaminated Water Results
The Chicago Park District recently implemented a comprehensive testing program following EPA protocols for lead sampling in all of their drinking fountains and kitchen sinks.
The results show that 14 of 544 indoor drinking water sources (fountains and sinks) and 445 of 1,891 outdoor fountains contained levels higher than the EPA action level of 15 parts per billion (ppb). In response, the Chicago Park District disabled the affected fountains. The fountains will undergo further testing and will be removed, repaired, or replaced as necessary. The full results of every park’s water sample can be found online.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that children under the age of six are at the highest risk for harmful lead exposure, and they can be exposed to lead from a variety of sources. If you are concerned about your child’s possible lead exposure risks, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) recommends going to your pediatrician or local health care provider for testing. Additionally, CDPH’s lead hotline can address any health related questions you may have or help you in deciding whether to have your child tested. The number for the Lead Hotline is 312-747-LEAD (5323).
Hands to Help Amends Seafood Dinner Fundraiser Opportunity
Hands to Help Ministries, The Fish Guy, and Wellfleet are partnering to provide supporters with a unique opportunity to enjoy the best seafood in Chicago. For $125 a person, you have the opportunity to enjoy mouthwatering seafood prepared by the renowned Chef Leo Bari. The prix fixe menu will feature Blini, Oysters Leo, Sturgeon Caviar, Tataki, Sashimi, and more.
Hands to Help Ministries works with the homeless population on the Northwest Side to connect them to housing. They also help those on the brink of becoming homeless by connecting them with a variety of resources, including housing referrals, job referrals, financial assistance, faith organizations, and more. This fundraising opportunity will help them in their tireless efforts to help Chicago’s most vulnerable citizens.
The prix fixe menu costs $125 per person. Dinner will be on Thursday, November 17, at Wellfleet, 4423 N. Elston. To purchase your seat, email Hands to Help’s Executive Director at email@example.com.
The Pursuit Supply Co. Turns One
Help celebrate The Pursuit Supply Co‘s, 4316 W. Irving Park, first anniversary this Saturday, October 29, between 11 am and 6 pm.
A year ago, The Pursuit Supply Co opened in the 45th Ward with the mission of helping people unplug and become more hands-on. Their 800-square-foot storefront contains a diverse selection of supplies for peoples’ interests. These interests can include home brewing, cheese-making, pickling, photography, and much more.
For their one year anniversary, they will celebrate their customers by providing beer, cheese, instant pictures, snacks, games, giveaways, and sales.
For more information, view the Facebook event or call 312-985-6652.
Chicago Park District 2017 Special Event Applications Open November 4
The Chicago Park District announced that their 2017 Special Event Permit Application process will open on November 4, 2016 at 9 am. This will be for all 2017 event levels.
The Chicago Park District has implemented a simple two-step process for special events. The first step is to purchase a non-refundable $35 2017 Permit Application Fee online. This secures applicants’ space in the first-come-first-served processing queue. Once this is purchased, applicants can complete the Special Event Permit Application online. Both simple steps can be completed online at the Chicago Park District’s website.
2017 Individual Artists Program
The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) announced the 2017 Individual Artists Program (IAP) grants process and schedule.
The IAP program aims to assist Chicago’s professional artists and creative entrepreneurs in creating work that elevates their careers and brings value to the City of Chicago.
2017’s IAP program includes significant updates to guidelines and eligible program categories. All applicants are required to attend an Application Assistance Workshop in order to apply for a grant.
The mandatory application workshops will start on November 7 and the application will open on December 1. For eligibility requirements, grant calendar, and to RSVP for workshops, please visit DCASE’s IAP webpage.
New Independence Park Library Announced
I am pleased to announce that, today, the Mayor and I unveiled plans for a new Independence Park Library at 4024 N. Elston in the 45th Ward.
The location, currently the site of a funeral home, is less than two blocks from the rented space the library has occupied for decades. Although the City tried to purchase the current location, those discussions were not fruitful.
The new 10,000-to 14,000-square-foot location will be built as part of an innovative project which will include affordable senior housing on the upper floors. A competition will be held to chose a design later this year, and construction is anticipated to take 18 to 24 months.
The Independence Park Library is one of the busiest neighborhood libraries in the city, attracting thousands of patrons from neighborhood schools and the surrounding community. I am thrilled that, working with city and state officials, we have been able to find the money to build the library our communities deserve.
I want to thank all of the community groups and members who have, for decades, advocated for a permanent Independence Park Library location. I also want to thank the city and state officials, as well as the Mayor’s office, for working tirelessly to find a way to, after 100 years, bring a permanent library location to Independence Park.
Windsor Water Main Replacement
The Department of Water Management (DWM) and NPL Construction Co. crews began to install 2,629 feet of new 8-inch water main in West Windsor Avenue, from North Long Avenue to North Lavergne Avenue. The old water main dates back to 1905 and needs to be replaced.
If you would like to receive regular email updates about the project, please go to [buildinganewchicago.org]BuildingANewChicago.org to register 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 1601057.
By signing up for the [buildinganewchicago.org]WaterALERT emails, you will be notified as the project enters each new construction phase – from our mobilization of equipment onto the site, to the installation of new pipes, to the final restoration of the street.
When crews are working in the street, they may close or limit it to traffic for safety reasons. However, residents will always be able to reach their homes or businesses. Outside of working hours, a travel lane will be left open for local traffic only.
“No Parking” signs will be posted as needed during work hours (generally 7 am to 4 pm). Parking outside of 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.
The Department of Water and my office understand that construction always involved inconveniences and noise. Crews will do everything possible to maintain residents’ quality of life throughout these projects, and will conduct themselves as good and thoughtful neighbors in the course of their presence on your street.
Should you have any questions or concerns, you can either as the construction foreman during the project, email my office, 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.
New Murals Add Vibrancy to 45th Ward
More artwork hit the 45th Ward these past couple of weeks!
Tony Passero worked hard to complete a mural located at 3909 N. Cicero. The mural, namedJagLeo, is a a combination of a jaguar and a leopard. Passero was inspired to paint this concept after discussing with his son the differences between jaguars and leopards. The mural incorporates vibrant colors and symbols to celebrate diversity and harmony.
Earlier this month, artists and community members picked up brushes to help paint 6C Rhapsody in Blues. The mural, designed by Jill Arena, opens the modern wing of the 6 Corners Arts Corridor by incorporating vibrant teals and vivid lime greens that you will find splashed all over 6 Corners – from the bike racks, the chairs in our people spot, or to the street pole banners hanging above. The idea is that when you are at 6 Corners, you feel like, “This Must Be The Place”.
While you’re walking around the neighborhood this weekend, make sure to check out both these additions in the Six Corners Arts Corridor.
Save 12% Off Tickets for Filament Holiday Special Now thru October 31
For the fifth year, the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee, will kick off the holiday season with the beloved tradition of The Filament Holiday Special. Friends and families are invited to gather for for a screening of two holiday classics, A Charlie Brown Christmas and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
These holiday favorites will be voiced by your favorite Filament actors with live accompaniment from their very own Slap Happy Jazz Trio.
The screenings will be at 3 pm and at 7 pm on Saturday, December 3. Tickets cost $25 each. If you purchase yours before October 31, however, you can save 12% on your ticket price.
More information and tickets are available on Filament Theatre’s website.
George Klauba’s National Veterans Art Museum Exhibit Open Through October 29
The National Veterans Art Museum (NVAM), 4041 N. Milwaukee, will feature Chicago veteran George Klauba’s art work until October 29.
Klauba’s work recalls the impact of witnessing the veterans’ homecoming after World War II and the daily sacrifices that were made during his childhood to support the war. His exhibits evokes empathy and and an understanding of sorrow and loss that comes with war. Finally, it aligns with NVAM’s mission of bridging the gap between the perception and the reality of combat.
The museum is open fro 10 am to 5 pm Tuesdays through Saturdays.
Feedback Needed for Fly Quiet Rotation Test
The Chicago Department of Aviation is still compiling data, including submitted surveys, for the Fly Quiet Rotation Test. We are now half way through the six-month pilot program, and your feedback is paramount in determining a balanced long-term solution to jet noise pollution.
This plan rotates the O’Hare Airport runways used at night every week. The plan also limits the use of the airport’s longest runway, reducing the noise for the residents who live near the south side of the airport. This runway, however, is still available for landing for larger cargo planes.
The O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission (ONCC) needs accurate information from residents impacted by jet noise pollution. This means, they need residents to take the time to complete the online survey. This survey will serve as one component in measuring the rotation plan’s effectiveness in abating aircraft noise.
Once the rotation test is completed on December 25, the Fly Quiet Program will return to its original format. The ONCC will then make an educated recommend whether to continue the Fly Quiet Runway Rotation plan permanently. It can only do so, however, if it has all the test data information and surveys.
Please take a moment to complete the survey online. You can also learn about the test plan, see the weekly rotation schedule, and view weekly reports about nighttime runway usage while online.
Six Corners to Serve as Model Community in National Main Street Workshop
Six Corners continues to make strides and gain recognition for their revitalization efforts. Six Corners has been chosen as a site host for a National Main Street Community Transformation Workshop.
On November 2, people from all over the country will come to Chicago to attend an intensive and interactive workshop. The workshop will provide attendees with tools and strategies communities can implement for to realize their visions. Six Corners will be used as a model other communities can look to in their own revitalization efforts.
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 Friday from 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 Saturday from 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.
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.
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.
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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.
Fri., Oct 28, 7-11 pm, St. Viator Recreation Center, 2nd Floor, 3644 N. Kedvale. Get in the Halloween spirit during St. Viatior’s Stairway to Insanity Haunted House. Intended for PG audiences. $10.
Sat., Oct 29, 9:30 am, Austin-Irving Library Community Room, 6100 W. Irving Park. Join neighbors and fellow gardeners for the last Portage Park Garden Club meeting of the year. This is also the 11th annual potluck brunch. Bring a dish to share and remember, because of the size of the club, please bring smaller portions and be prepared to take leftovers home. More info: email organizers. 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.
Sat., Oct 29, 5-7 pm, YMCA, 4251 W. Irving Park. You don’t need to be a member to attend this Spooktacular Halloween Party. Bring your family, friends, and neighbors. Free.
Sat., Oct 29, 7-11 pm, St. Viator Recreation Center, 2nd Floor, 3644 N. Kedvale. Get in the Halloween spirit during St. Viatior’s Stairway to Insanity Haunted House. Intended for PG audiences. $10.
Sun., Oct 30, 2-6 pm, The Chicago Ballet Center, 4041 N. Milwaukee. Join neighbors for a fun-filled afternoon of tricks and treats like dancing to Thriller, playing Halloween games, and much more during a Halloween Party. Light refreshments served. Costumes encouraged. More info: online. Free.
Sun., Oct 30, 3 pm, Irving Park United Methodist Church, 3801 N. Keeler.Support the Irving Park Community Food Pantry and provide support for Neighborhood Arts programs sponsored by the church for the whole community during the Broadway Kids “Favorites” show. Suggested donations are $10 for adults and $5 for kids.
Sun., Oct 30, 6:30 pm, Six Corners People Spot, 4032 N. Milwaukee. Bring your instruments, play the baby grand piano, or just come to enjoy the music during the Six Corners Association’s Social After 6: Music Night. More info: online. Free.
Tue., Nov 1, 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., Nov 2, 3-4:30 pm, City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, Room 805. City officials across different departments provide insight to operate safely, stay complaint, help prepare for inspections, and highlight the do’s and don’ts of operating a business during a City Inspections – Ask Questions, Get Answers workshop. Register: email organizers or call 312-744-2086. Free.
Wed., Nov 2, 6:30-8 pm, Branch Community Church, 6125 W. Foster. Boys and girls attending kindergarten through 5th grade are welcome to join AWANA Clubs every Wednesday. Free.
Thur., Nov 3, 5-7:30 pm, Irving Park Lutheran Church, 3839 W. Belle Plaine. BuildOn students from Schurz High School prepare Hands to Help’s Free Taco Dinner for neighbors. Dinner is in partnership with OIPA and 6 Corners Association members. Irving Park Food Pantry is supplying the food. All are welcome. Free.
Thur., Nov 3, 6 pm, Spanish Coalition for Housing, 1922 N. Pulaski.Homeownership Madeline Morales and Nydia Roman present a Foreclosure Prevention and Estate Planning workshop to help existing homeowners navigate the process and make a plan so they can navigate their current situation and/or prevent foreclosure in the future. More info: 312-342-7575. Free.
Fri., Nov 4, 8 am, Gladstone Chiropractic Group, 5316 N. Milwaukee. Learn about upcoming projects and economic development plans during the Gladstone Park Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting. Free.
Fri., Nov 4, 9:30-11 am, City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, Room 805. Learn about the implications of good and bad credit scores, ways to build and repair credit history, SMART banking, business checking options, and how your credit can affect your business during a Credit and You: The Basics of Credit and the Important Role it Plays in Your Life. Register: email organizers or call 312-744-2086. Free.
Fri., Nov 4, 1-2 pm, Oak Street Health, 4848 W. Irving Park. A member from Swedish Covenant Rehab Services Team will present a Stroke Seminar. More info and RSVP: 773-724-6200. Free.
Fri., Nov 4, 7-9 pm, Horner Park, 2741 W. Montrose. Is your teen looking for a fun and healthy way to spend their Friday evening? A Glow in the Dark Dodgeball game will surely do the trick. Teens must RSVP one week before event. RSVP: call 773-685-6454. Free.
Sat., Nov 5, 9 am-9 pm, Village Crossing Barnes & Noble, 5405 Touhy Ave, Skokie. Get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping while helping to raise funds for Disney II Magnet during a Bookfair. There will also be a mini maker faire starting at 11 am. Mention bookfair code 11851573 to ensure that a percentage of your purchase goes to the school. More info: online. Cost of purchases.
Sat., Nov 5, 2-4 pm, Branch Community Church, 6125 W. Foster.Join neighbors and the congregation for Operation Christmas Child Packing Party. Attendees will pack 600 shoeboxes of toys and hygiene items for children in need around the world. Music, food, and more. Free.
Sun., Nov 6, 11 am-2 pm, Disney II Magnet High School, 3900 N. Lawndale. Take a tour of the campus and ask questions during an Open House. Free.
Mon., Nov 7, 7-10 pm, Old Irving Brewing Co., 4419 W. Montrose. ALL Old Irving Park (OIPA), Protage Park (PPNA), and Jefferson Park Forward neighbors are invited to gather at Old Irving Brewing for a Neighbors Night Out. OIB will provide bar snacks and half price tasting flights. Regular menu and other drinks also offered. More info and RSVP: online. Cost of food and beverages.
Tues., Nov 8, 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.
Wed., Nov 9, 3-4:30 pm, City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, Room 805. The Women’s Business Development Center hosts a What You Need to Know Before You Press Go! How to Open a Day Care workshop. Register: email organizers or call 312-744-2086. Free.
Wed., Nov 9, 6:30-8 pm, Branch Community Church, 6125 W. Foster. Boys and girls attending kindergarten through 5th grade are welcome to join AWANA Clubs every Wednesday. Free.
Wed., Nov 9, 7 pm, Athletic Park, 3546 W. Addison. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1732-1733 Beat CAPS meeting. Find your beat at 17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.
Thur., Nov 10, 6 pm, Spanish Coalition for Housing, 1922 N. Pulaski.Receive a free energy assessment, free energy saving products, and connect to financing tools and qualified contractors that will make your property efficient and save money during an Energy Efficiency Workshop. More info: 773-933-7575. Free.
Tues., Nov 15, 8 am, More Than a Cafe, 3235 N. Central. Guest speakers Jeff Rose of Mather LifeWays and Megan Visk of Peoples Gas join for the Portage Park Chamber of Commerce monthly networking meeting. Complimentary breakfast. Registration requires. RSVP: email organizers or call 773-777-2020. Free.
Tues., Nov 15, noon-1:30 pm, Richard J. Daley Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005. The Elder Justice Center presents a Senior Awareness: Prescription Drug Misuse and Adverse Effects seminar. To register: call 312-603-9233. Free.
Tues., Nov 15, 5:30-8:30 pm, Lagunitas Brewing Company, 2607 W. 17th Street. The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation hosts their Operation Santa Fundraiser. This will allow the CPMF to deliver gifts and Christmas cheer to the families of fallen and severely injured Chicago police officers. Raffles, food, cash bar. Tickets: online. $10 suggested donation.
Tues., Nov 15, 7 pm, Latvian Community Center, 4146 N. Elston.Join neighbors for the West Walker Civic Association General Meeting. Free.
Wed., Nov 16, 3-4:30 pm, City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, Room 805.Tajuana Ross, The LinkedIn Professor and Blue Ocean Logic Group Associate, hosts a Building a Trusted Business Brand on LinkedIn workshop. Register: email organizers or call 312-744-2086. Free.
Wed., Nov 16, 6-8 pm, Horner Park Field House, 2741 W. Montrose. The Chicago Sustainability Leaders Network (CSLN) is hosting a Let’s Talk Trash: Recycling in Chicago seminar. Brainstorm creative solution to reduce contamination in Chicago’s blue bins. RSVP: online. Free.
Wed., Nov 16, 6:30-8 pm, Branch Community Church, 6125 W. Foster. Boys and girls attending kindergarten through 5th grade are welcome to join AWANA Clubs every Wednesday. Free.
Wed., Nov 16, 7 pm,Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield. Join community members for the Independence Park Advisory Council’s monthly meeting. Free.
Wed., Nov 16, 7 pm, 16th District Station Community Room, 5151 N. Milwaukee. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1623 Beat CAPS meeting. Find your beat at the 16th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.
Thur., Nov 17, 5:15-8 pm,Location TBD. Meet friendly neighbors and enjoy some great beverages during Gladstone Park Neighborhood Association’s Thirsty Third Thursdays. Free.
Thur., Nov 17, 7-8:15 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., Nov 18, 9:30-11 am, City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, Room 805.Business Bragger teaches how to craft the right message for social media during an Art of the Social Sale workshop. Register: email organizers or call 312-744-2086. Free.
Fri., Nov 18, 2-3 pm, Oak Street Health, 4848 W. Irving Park. Join the Oak Street Health family in giving thanks during a Thanksgiving Gathering. Music, treats, and socializing. Invite friends. More info and RSVP: call 773-724-6200. Free.
Sat., Nov 19, 4-7 pm, Independence Tap, 3932 W. Irving Park. GIPNA is hosting its fourth annual Wine & Cheese Party. Wine, beer, food, raffles, auctions, and neighbors. Fundraiser for John B. Murphy School and Independence Park Farmers Market. More info: online. Tickets: online. $40 in advance, $45 at the door.
Sat., Nov 19, 4-8 pm, Buckley Hall, 4447 N. Lowell. St. Edward Boy Scout Troop 904 hosts their Annual All-You-Can-Eat Pasta Dinner. Proceeds will benefit scout camping trips and other activities. $10/adults, $7/children 10 and younger.
Mon., Nov 21, 7:30 pm,Location TBD. Join neighbors for the monthly Portage Park Neighborhood Association meeting. More info: online. Free.
Tue., Nov 22, 10 am-noon, Oak Street Health, 4848 W. Irving Park. Hear USA will be onsite to offer free Hearing Screenings. More info and RSVP: call 773-724-6200. Free.
Wed., Nov 23, 6:30-8 pm, Branch Community Church, 6125 W. Foster. Boys and girls attending kindergarten through 5th grade are welcome to join AWANA Clubs every Wednesday. Free.
Tues., Nov 29, 7 pm, Rosedale Park, 6312 W. Rosedale. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during the Gladstone Park Neighborhood Association monthly meeting. Free.
Tues., Nov 29, 7 pm, Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1731 Beat CAPS meeting. Find your beat at 17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.
Wed., Nov 30, 3-4:30 pm, City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, Room 805.Charles Krugel – a Management Side Labor, Employment, and Human Resources Attorney – hosts a Social Media Workplace Polices, the Law & Litigation workshop. Register: email organizers or call 312-744-2086. Free.
Wed., Nov 30, 6:30-8 pm, Branch Community Church, 6125 W. Foster. Boys and girls attending kindergarten through 5th grade are welcome to join AWANA Clubs every Wednesday. Free.
Wed., Nov 30, 7 pm, Basement Auditorium of Congregational Church, 5320 W. Giddings. Join neighbors for the monthly Jefferson Park Neighborhood Association meeting. Free.