Belting Elementary Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Belting Elementary Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Today, Belding Elementary hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for their new auditorium. After more than six years of advocating for the improved auditorium, I was pleased to be able to join parents, staff, and students to celebrate this accomplishment. The new auditorium will allow the performance arts at Belding to continue to thrive and provide students with the diverse and well-rounded education that they need to succeed. I would like to thank Belding staff and parents for their advocacy efforts in helping bring this dream …

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45th Ward Pub Night with Candidate Fritz Kaegi

 

 

Join us for a lively discussion with friends and neighbors about fixing our property tax system in Cook County. We’re happy to have candidate for Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi join us to share his vision for Cook County and making the property tax system work for all residents.

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Open House Chicago to Visit the Far Northwest Side

Open House Chicago to Visit the Far Northwest Side

For the second year in a row, the Chicago Architecture Foundation will make its way to the far Northwest Side during their 7th annual Open House Tour.

On October 14 & 15, the free tour will feature six historically significant buildings in the Portage Park neighborhoods.

Make sure to clear your calendar for the following behind-the-scenes look into Chicago’s historical spaces:

From 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on October 14 &15 at Fort Knox Studios/2112, 4245 N. Knox;
From 9:00 am to 5:00 pm October 14 and from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm October 15 at Lake Effect Brewing Company, 4727 …

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Jefferson Park Blue Line Renovation Contract Awarded

Jefferson Park Blue Line Renovation Contract Awarded

Last week, the Chicago Transit Board approved a design and build contract with Walsh Construction Company II, LLC., for the $25 million rehabilitation and upgrade to the Jefferson Park CTA station.

Final designs are not complete, but construction will include newly redesigned canopies for the bus terminal and rail station entryway, and an improved reconfiguration of the bus bays to accommodate those with disabilities and improve pedestrian flow through and around the transit center. Other work includes the installation of public art, rehabbing the train platform …

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Help Clear the Shelters August 19

Help Clear the Shelters August 19

Are you or someone you know considering adopting or fostering a pet? Chicago Animal Care and Control is hosting their annual Clear the Shelter Free Adoption day on August 19.

Summer is high season for the local shelters, with many of them at full capacity. This event is the perfect opportunity to free up space in the shelters while filling up your heart with love from your new best friend.

Regular adoption screening still applies. More information and participating shelters is available online.

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Watch “The Sandlot”, Drive-In Style

Watch “The Sandlot”, Drive-In Style

On Saturday, August 26, Cruise over to Six Corners for old-time entertainment with a modern spin.The Six Corners Association will show The Sandlot in a drive-in movie event located in the parking lot at 3930 N. Milwaukee.

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 …

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Mason Sewer Lining Project

Mason Sewer Lining Project

The Department of Water Management is scheduled began a sewer lining project on North Mason between West Seminole and West Bryn Mawr on Thursday, August 17.

This project will rehabilitate the existing sewer without the conventional digging method. This sewer rehabilitation will minimize, if not eliminate, street cave-ins due to failure in old sewers. In addition, it will bring better drainage to the area and may help alleviate flooding during heavy rain.

During work days, mobilization will start at 4:00 pm. Actual work will begin at 5:00 …

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Infrastructure Improvement Updates Agatite/Laramie Water Main Replacement

Infrastructure Improvement Updates  Agatite/Laramie Water Main Replacement

Please be aware that starting late August, Department of Water Management crews will begin to install a new water main along West Agatite from North Central to North Lavergne, and along North Laramie from West Sunnyside to West Agatite. The old water main dates back to 1915 and needs to be replaced.

With crews working in the street, there may be closures or traffic restrictions for safety reasons. However, residents will always be able to reach their homes or businesses. Outside of working hours, a travel …

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Zoning Committee Approves the Jefferson Place Development

Zoning Committee Approves the Jefferson Place Development

Today, the zoning committee approved the Jefferson Place development located at Lipps and Ainslie. I am proud to usher in this mixed-use, transit-oriented development directly adjacent to the city’s second busiest transit hub outside of the Loop.

By increasing density in a responsible way, Jefferson Place will support neighboring businesses such as the Copernicus Center, the Ed Paschke Art Center, the Gift Theater, Windy City Musical Theater, Gorilla Sushi, Weston’s Coffee and Tap Co, and others. 

Jefferson Place will help breathe new life into downtown Jefferson Park …

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Reborn MCM Pub Brings Fresh Food, Live Music To Six Corners

Reborn MCM Pub Brings Fresh Food, Live Music To Six Corners

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PORTAGE PARK — It’s never been easy for pedestrians to miss MCM Pub & Grill, 3906 N. Cicero Ave., a longtime staple of the Six Corners Shopping District. But this year, the bar’s floral patio, gold-trimmed facade and multi-page menu all make clear that it isn’t the same neighborhood watering hole as before.

The combined bar, restaurant and bottle shop is ramping up business after it completed a major renovation last year, extending its evolution from the liquor store Tom Trier opened at the corner of Cicero …

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