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Andersonville Playlot Park Grand Opening Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting

Dear Residents, Please join me, along with the Chicago Park District and the Andersonville Park Advisory Council, for the grand opening and ribbon…

Filming on Clark Street

Black Apple Media will be filming scenes for an upcoming music video project for Ciara McCarthy in our neighborhood on Thursday, August 27.…

Attn: Rosehill Avenue Residents

Dear Neighbors of the 1600 – 1800 Blocks of W. Rosehill Avenue: Please be advised that your residential zone parking signage will be…

Trumbull Update

Trumbull Update

Dear Residents, Today, the Board of Education notified Svigos Development that they were the highest bidder for the repurposing of the Trumbull property…

6108 N. Western Starbucks to add Beer and Wine

6108 N. Western Starbucks to add Beer and Wine

Starbucks is now offering a small selection of wine and craft beer along with new savory small plates, under their ‘Starbucks Evenings’ program.…

Annual Softball Tournament and Family Fest

Annual Softball Tournament and Family Fest

Thanks to all who came out and joined us for our annual 16” Softball Tournament and Family Fest. The weather could not have…

Hamdard Healthcare

Hamdard Healthcare is a not-for-profit, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) serving the Chicagoland area from its offices in Addison (DuPage) and Chicago.   …

Sewer Main Installation on Washtenaw and Rockwell

Please be aware that the Water Department will begin installing new sewer mains on Washtenaw between Berwyn and Foster and on Rockwell between…

Water Main Break on Berwyn Avenue   

This past Friday the City encountered a water leak on the 2000 and 2100 block of Berwyn that turned into a major water…

Community Hiring Event – Construction Jobs for Upcoming Jamieson School Annex Project

Applications for employment opportunities for the construction of the Minnie Mars Jamieson Elementary School Annex Project will be accepted at Budlong Woods Branch…

Bit Space Grand Opening in Lincoln Square

ABOUT BIT SPACE Bit Space, based in Lincoln Square, is an independently owned site that focuses on hands-on STEM activities for teens and…

Intrinsic School No Longer Considering Rosehill Cemetery Site

Dear Neighbors, As many of you know, Intrinsic Schools was considering a location in the southern portion of Rosehill Cemetery for a school serving…

Zoning Change 5636 to 5652 N. Ashland

At the June 17th City Council Meeting, Alderman O’Connor introduced an ordinance to down-zone the properties on Ashland Avenue with addresses ranging from…

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We have adjusted the Beat meeting map to reflect the changes to our Ward boundaries. Each Chicago police district is divided into three sectors. Each…

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Chicago Park District continues to limit use of Pesticides in Parks

Each spring, park patrons may see dandelions growing in their neighborhood parks throughout Chicago, signifying a chemical free park that’s safe for play.  The Chicago Park District for a sixth…

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Spring Tree Tips from Chicago Gateway Green: A well maintained, beautiful tree is its own reward, and with the proper care its benefits can continue for years to…

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Hot weather tips for pets

From the ASPCA: We all love spending the long, sunny days of summer outdoors with our…

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Movie in the Parks

The 15th annual Movies in the Parks series kicks off June 4, 2015 and features more than 240…

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Dream Big Performing Arts Workshop

Dream Big Performing Arts Workshop

Whether or not your child wants to be a star, we’re here to encourage children to…

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