We congratulate the Chicago Cubs players, management, and staff on a fantastic regular season. We head into the playoffs with great excitement on what is possible. I am optimistic we can change “There is always next year” to “There is always this year.”
Please be aware that in observation of Columbus Day, my office will be closed on Saturday October, 8, and Monday, October 10. It will re-open on Tuesday, October 11.
I would like to wish all a safe and enjoyable weekend.
Refuse Collection Schedule for Columbus Day
In observance of the Columbus Day holiday on Monday, October 10, please note these important changes to the refuse and recycling schedule next week.
- The Department of Streets and Sanitation will collect all refuse Tuesday through Friday. Residents should ensure all black refuse carts are accessible throughout the week of collection, not solely on the regular collection day.
- Waste Management will collect recycling Monday through Friday. Residents should continue to put out their blue recycling carts throughout the week according to their typical schedule.
You can view your recycling collection week by visiting the Streets and Sanitation’s page on thecity’s website.
CPS Strike Update
As of today, Chicago Public Schools has not yet determined whether or not they will go on strike starting on Tuesday, October 11.
In the event of a strike, however, CPS has assured parents that all children will have access to safe, welcoming environments.
Should a strike occur, all classes and extracurricular activities will be canceled. Parents who can keep their children at home or at a non-CPS location will be encouraged to do so. However, as this is not an option for all families, students who need a place to go will be welcome in all CPS schools during normal bell schedules. They will be greeted by principals and non-CTU staff. Students will be fed and engaged throughout each day.
CPS students will be welcome at their normal school, or at any other school location that is appropriate for their grade level. Parents who wish to take advantage of this option are asked to register their children at CPS’ website. Parents can also learn more about all the options available to them during the strike online. Families can also call 311 for assistance with site locations and registration.
In addition to schools, the Chicago Park District and the Chicago Public Library will operate contingency sites in the event of a strike. The CTA will provide CPS students with free transportation.
As soon as a decision is made by CTU regarding a strike, I will make a special announcement.
Community Alert: Residential Break-Ins
The 16th District has reported several residential burglaries that occurred in the month of September.
During these incidents, the unknown burglars broke into homes through windows or doors and stole electronics, jewelry, cash, and other miscellaneous items. In some incidents, burglars used deceptive tactics to gain entry into peoples’ homes. The incidents occurred at:
- The 5700-block of West Wilson between 9 am and 6:30 pm on September 8;
- The 5300-block of North Mulligan at 4:54 pm on September 17;
- The 6100-block of West Higgins between 2 am and 9 am on September 21;
- The 6300-block of West Bryn Mawr between 12:54 and 1:35 pm on September 30; and
- the 5100-block of North Monitor at 1:30 pm on September 30.
If you see any suspicious activity, call 911 and provide a detailed description, including any vehicle description, license plate information, and direction of flight if known. If you have any information about these break-ins, please contact the Area North Bureau of Detectives at 312-744-8263.
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.
Irving Park Food Pantry In Need of Toiletries
A local non-profit organization that works tirelessly to support our neighbors in need suffered a tragic incident this past week. Overnight on Wednesday, someone broke into the food pantry and stole all of the toiletries intended for families in need.
Not surprisingly, a member of our community has stepped up to help. Just hours after the story broke, I received a call from Mike Burman, owner of MidCity Subaru, offering to replace every item that was stolen. I want to offer my personal thank you and the appreciation of the community served by the food pantry.
I do want to stress that the need for these items never goes away, and the food pantry is always in need of donations. I encourage everyone to consider ongoing donations of toiletries to make sure the pantry can serve the needs of our community. Donations can include, but are not limited to:
- Shaving cream
- Feminine hygiene products
Donations can be left at the bottom of the stars at the Grace Street entrance at the Irving Park United Methodist Church, 3801 N. Keeler. If you want to ensure someone is available to collect your donation, they can be delivered on Wednesday mornings from 9 am to noon. To check if the church is open before making a delivery, call the office at 773-283-6262.
Donations can also be dropped off at the ward office, located at 4754 N. Milwaukee, during business hours. The office hours are from 9 am to 6 pm Monday thru Thursday, 9 am to 4 pm Friday, and 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday.
It saddens me deeply that such an egregious incident occurred to an organization that is selflessly committed to our community. If anyone has any information regarding the break-in, please contact the 17th District Police Station at 312-742-4410.
Six Corners Drive-In Movie Rescheduled for October 14
The Six Corners Association has announced the rescheduled date for the showing of The Goonies, drive-in style. The movie will be featured at 7 pm in the parking lot located at 3930 N. Milwaukee on Friday, October 14.
All ages are encouraged to attend this family-friendly event. Those attending in their car can listen to the movie simply by tuning into their radios. Pedestrians are also welcome and should bring a lawn chair or blankets to sit on.
The cost is $30 per car, $15 for an adult pedestrian, and $5 for a child pedestrian (under 12-years-old).
There are still a limited number of car tickets available, so act quickly and secure yours onlinetoday!
Gates will open at 5:30 pm and the movie will begin at 7 pm.
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.
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 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.
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 Saturday from 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.
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’swebsite.
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 viaemail.
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!
Norwood Life Society is especially in need of “on-call” drivers. For more information or to volunteer, email the Director of Volunteer Services or call 773-577-5329.
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.
Learn more about Chicago Public School’s early learning program and register your child at the Chicago Early Learning website and or by calling 312-229-1690.
Enjoy the Best Seafood in Chicago While Supporting Hands to Help Ministries
Hands to Help Ministries, The Fish Guy, and Wellfleet are offering a rare opportunity. As a fundraiser, Hand to Help Ministries is auctioning off a private party for ten to twelve numbers to enjoy mouthwatering seafood prepared by the renowned Chef Leo Bariso. The menu features Blini, Oysters Leo, Sturgeon Cavia, 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.
Minimum bids start at $150 per person and will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. For more information on bidding and potential party dates, visit the Hands to Help website.
Those interested in bidding should email the Executive Director. Interested bidders should contact the Executive Director by Tuesday, October 25.
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.
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, 9-10:30 am, St. Viator Elementary, 4140 W. Addison. Interested parents are invited to tour the school while classes are in session and speak to parents, faculty, and staff to learn about the thriving community and challenging curriculum at St. Viator during anOpen House. More info: 773-545-2173. 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.
Thur., Oct 13, 2:45-6:30 pm, St. Edward’s Church basement, 4450 W. Sunnyside. Find a great costume for a great deal during a Used Halloween Costume Sale.Free to attend. Cost of costume applies.
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, 2:45-6:30 pm,St. Edward’s Church basement, 4450 W. Sunnyside. Find a great costume for a great deal during a Used Halloween Costume Sale. Free to attend. Cost of costume applies.
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, 9 am-6 pm,Eden United Church of Christ, 5051 W. Gunnison. Take a tour of the church’s sanctuary, gym, and meeting rooms. This will be the same day Open House Chicago tours the nearby Copernicus Center. More info: online or call 773-283-5557. Free.
Sat., Oct 15, 4-7 pm, Eden United Church of Christ, 5051 W. Gunnison. Join the congregation and neighbors for the 31st annual Spaghetti Dinner. Hosted by Sons of Eden men’s group. Tickets: email organizers or call 773-283-5557. $8/adults, free/children 8 and under.
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, 5:15-8 pm, Harry’s on Elston, 5943 N. Elston. Meet friendly neighbors and enjoy some great pizza and beverages during Gladstone Park Neighborhood Association’sThirsty Third Thursdays. 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.
Thur., Oct 20, 7-10 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.
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.
Fri., Oct 21, 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 22, 1-3 pm, Roberts Square Park, 5200 W. Argyle.Pets and families (with or without costumes) are invited to attend Halloween Fest. Some snacks for all will be provided. Sponsored by the Roberts Square Advisory Council.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.
Sat., Oct 22, 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 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. Irene Flebbe from the Forest Preserves of Cook County will be the guest speaker. She will discuss how to winterize your garden. 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.
Thur., Oct 27, 7-10 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.
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, 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, 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.
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