Join me and the Willye White Park Advisory Council at a fundraiser this Saturday, December 15, to bring a theater program to children at the park.
I am pleased to announce that for the first time since 2014, the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) will open its waiting lists for public housing and project-based Section 8 housing units, including the 65 CHA units in the Concord at Sheridan, currently under construction at the northwest corner of Sheridan and Devon.
The waiting lists will open this Wednesday, December 12th, at 9:00 a.m. and will remain open permanently. The lists are for public housing and project-based Section 8 units only. The Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is NOT open. [Read more…]
GreenGate Chicago, a Rogers Park medical marijuana dispensary, which provides people who are diagnosed with debilitating medical conditions to access marijuana for medical use, will be hosting an informational meeting on the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program and the Opioid Alternative Cannabis Program tomorrow (Saturday, December 8th), from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, at Charmers Cafe, 1500 W. Jarvis (at Greenview).
Under Illinois law, persons who are diagnosed with certain debilitating medical conditions may obtain access to marijuana for medical use. The qualifying patient must obtain a written certification from a physician specifying their debilitating condition and register with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). Debilitating conditions include Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, and rheumatoid arthritis. [Read more…]
Please join me for a special holiday season Follow Me on Friday as I cut the ribbon on Le Piano, the newest addition to the Glenwood Avenue Arts District.
Located at 6970 N. Glenwood (between Morse and Lunt in the former No Exit Cafe space), Le Piano is an intimate listening room surrounding a beautiful grand piano. The space is remarkably elegant, from the piano to the furnishings and artwork.
Join me this Friday, December 7th, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., for a complimentary sampling of Le Piano’s food offerings and a free beer, wine or soft drink. [Read more…]
I invite you to attend a community meeting to review a proposed packaged goods liquor license for a new gourmet grocery and deli at 7301 N. Sheridan. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 5th, 7:00 p.m., at the proposed store location.
The grocery and deli, known as Picnic Wine and Provisions, will be located in the storefront just north of the entrance to the large residential apartment building on the northeast corner of Sheridan and Chase (see photo). The storefront most recently was the home of Quest Computer Services.
Located at 7007 N. Glenwood (just north of Lunt on the east side of the CTA tracks), Redwood Literacy offers instruction in both individual and group settings for children and adults with language-based learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia.
Join me at Redwood Literacy this Friday, November 30th, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Enjoy a slice of delicious JB Alberto’s Pizza, sip a complementary glass of beer, wine or a soft drink, and learn how this academy can help you or someone you love. [Read more…]
The City’s Department of Streets and Sanitation is extending its residential street sweeping program into December, weather permitting. This means the 49th Ward’s street sweeper will continue clearing away the fall leaves and debris from residential streets in the ward, assuming we do not experience any measurable snowfall and daylong freezing temperatures.
The Chicago street sweeping season typically ends each year just before Thanksgiving. Last year, however, the City continued sweeping the residential streets until the first measurable snowfall and freezing temperatures hit in early December.
The City plans to extend the street sweeping season again this year until the middle of December or when snow and freezing temperatures settle in, whichever happens first. [Read more…]
Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) CEO Eugene Jones joined 200 senior citizens and me this week in celebrating the grand opening of the new community room in the Caroline Hedger Apartments at Sheridan and Devon.
The new 5,000-square-foot community room replaces a 50-year-old community room that was torn down last year to make way for the Concord on Sheridan development, which will bring to the neighborhood a new “flexible format” Target store and 111 units of residential housing, including 65 units of affordable housing. The new community room is slightly larger than the old room and contains a fully equipped exercise room. [Read more…]
Join me this Friday, November 16th, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., and enjoy free samples of Anto Pizza’s Roman-style pizza and pasta. Sip a complementary glass of beer, wine or a soft drink, and enjoy the indoor warmth of this fabulous little pizza spot in the heart of the Jarvis Square neighborhood. [Read more…]
Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, the reward for information leading to the arrest of the person suspected in the random shooting deaths of two men in Rogers Park is now up to $150,000.
Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson announced the enhanced reward this afternoon at a press conference in Loyola Park, just steps away from the location of the second shooting. He said this is the largest reward offered in any crime probe in the city’s history.
“We’re hopeful that with the increased reward, persons with direct knowledge of the killer will come forward. Someone knows this person,” Superintendent Johnson said. [Read more…]