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Affordable Health Insurance Deadline February 15th – Swedish Convenant Can Help!

Swedish Convenant Hospital is committed to assisting the community with resources to help you understand your health insurance options. Swedish Covenant has partnered with Land of Lincoln Health and IlliniCare Health to develop health insurance plans specifically tailored to meet the needs of the community. These insurance plans are being offered featuring Swedish Covenant Hospital to provide you […]

Update from Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer: Property Tax Exemption Applications Now Available

The Cook County Assessor’s Office has released property tax exemption applications for tax year 2014 (for tax bills payable for 2015). This month – the Assessor’s Office has made available the homeowner, senior and senior freeze exemption applications. The Long-Time Occupant Exemption Application is to be released in February 2015 by the Assessor’s Office. Friendly […]

Andersonville Named one of Redfin’s Top Ten Hottest Neighborhoods in the Nation

Congratulations to Andersonville for being named #7 in Redfin’s Top 10 Hottest Neighborhoods in the Nation!   Redfin Predicts the Hottest Neighborhoods of 2015 Now that 2015 is off and running, we know what you’re wondering: Which neighborhoods will everyone be lusting after this year? In 2015, it will be all about compromise. There are […]

Carson’s Ribs Vacant Property Sold

I am pleased to report that the vacant property previously occupied by Carson’s Ribs at the corner of Peterson and Ridge has been sold. I recently met with the new owner of the property, Crossroads Development Partners, and was informed that they have no immediate plans to build but feel that the property is best suited for single story retail space. I will keep you updated […]

Senior Safety Seminar

Seniors don’t miss this informative safety seminar presented by the Chicago Police Department, Chicago Fire Department and the Office of Emergency Management and Communications on Wednesday, February 4, 2015. Topics discussed will include personal safety, home safety and preparedness. The seminar will take place from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the Broadway Armory, 5917 N. […]

2015 Chicago Sidewalk Café Permit

Please download the City of Chicago Sidewalk Café Application Information Package for the 2015 sidewalk café season, which begins on March 1st, and ends on December 1st. Sidewalk Café Permits have a 9 month term, and must be applied for, and issued, every year.  Businesses with a valid Retail Food Establishment License may apply for […]

FAFSA Applications Now Being Accepted

Now is the time to get a jump start on applying for financial aid for the 2015-2016 college school year. FAFSA (Federal Assistance Financial Student Aid) applications are now being accepted and applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible as money is awarded on a first come first served basis. Even if […]

Update: Community Spruce-Up Day at Amundsen High School!

Thanks to all those who supported the Amundsen High School’s Spruce-Up Day.                                                     POSTED JAN 6 2015 Grab your friends and neighbors, and come help spruce-up our neighborhood high school […]

Lincoln Square Winter Brew 2015

Once again we are taking the Chicago Street Festival scene indoors for Lincoln Square’s fourth annual Winter Brew!  Join the Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce and the Square Kegs Home Brew Club for a day and night of local beer and local food! On Saturday, January 31st local breweries from around Chicago will set up […]

Andersonville Winter Farmers Market

Don’t miss the Andersonville Winter Market every third Sunday January – April at the Swedish American Museum, located at 5211 N. Clark Street. Mark your calendars for the following dates: January 18, February 22, March 22 and April 19 from 11:00am – 2:00pm Note: The Andersonville Farmers Market accepts Link, credit, and debit cards!  The Andersonville […]

City Warming Centers

Bitter cold temperatures are more than an inconvenience; they pose a serious threat to health and safety. The City of Chicago has many services available to help residents weather the winter months. Call 3-1-1 to: Locate a Warming Center near you Request a well-being check for someone who may be suffering from extreme weather Report […]

Free Circuit Court of Cook County Elder Justice Center

The Circuit Court of Cook County Elder Justice Center is a free court-based resource center which offers services for persons age 60 and older involved in legal proceedings. NOTE: Every month offers free senior enrichment seminars at the Daley Center, check out this link for the newest Free Seminar Series. The Circuit Court of Cook County Elder Justice Center […]

St. Matthias Elementary School’s Sprouts Garden Project

St. Matthias Elementary School’s Sprouts Garden Project

  You can help pave the way to outdoor learning at the school by purchasing an engraved paver brick for the new walkway. St. Matthias School’s Garden Committee is pleased to announce that a new brick walkway has been installed on the Ainslie side of the building. Approximately 800 4” x 8” clay pavers comprise […]

Dear Neighbors,

Dear Neighbors,

As 2014 comes to an end and 2015 begins, the transition from old year to new year allows for a certain amount of reflection and reconsideration of who we are and how we live our daily lives. In our Ward, we have much to be happy about. Some of the City’s best and safest communities […]

2015 Blue Cart Schedule and Map

The Blue Cart program provides bi-weekly recycling services to single family homes and multi-unit buildings with four or fewer units.  By recycling regularly, you can help reduce the need for landfills, lower disposal costs, reduce pollution and conserve natural resources, such as timber, water and minerals. Learn more about the Blue Cart program by exploring […]

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