Monday, October 31, 2011

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Jargowood block club meeting on 11/1

Jargowood block club will be meeting Tuesday 11/1 at its usual time and place: 7:30 p.m., Sherwin Manor Nursing Home community room, Sheridan Road between Jarvis and Sherwin. If you live in the area between Jarvis and Birchwood, Clark and the lake, this may be of interest to you. Come out and meet your neighbors and talk about neighborhood issues.

Support our local restaurants and theatres, including Jarvis Square businesses.

Friday, October 28, 2011

non sequitur Friday

Two takes on California Dreaming

Thursday, October 27, 2011

CAPS meeting tonight

The CAPS (community policing) meeting is TONIGHT - Thursday, Oct. 27 at 6 p.m.

NOTE: This is a special 2-hour meeting, a joint meeting among 3 beats:
2422, 2423, and 2424. Location and time change for this meeting only.

WHERE: Chicago Math & Science Academy, 7212 N Clark

If you attend CAPS meetings and get involved, YOU can help improve the quality of life in the neighborhood. YOU can help develop strategies to address area and block issues. YOU can get to know beat officers and your neighbors.

Please attend tonight. You CAN make a difference.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

participatory budgeting for 2012 starts this week

The process for determining how the ward's 2012 budget will be spent starts this week. Attend one of the neighborhood meetings to learn how the process works and give your opinion on what types of projects should be funded in the 49th Ward.

The 1st meeting is for folks who live in the 49th Ward west of Ridge. It's happening tonight (Wed. 10/19) 7:00 p.m., at St. Margaret Mary's Church Activity Center, 7311 N. Claremont (at Jarvis).

The 2nd meeting is for folks who live near Pottawattomie Park. It will be tomorrow (Thurs. 10/20) 7:00 p.m. at Pottawattomie Park Fieldhouse, 7340 N. Rogers.

The rest of the meeting schedule is as follows:

Monday, Oct. 24, Loyola Park Fieldhouse, 1230 W. Greenleaf, 2nd Floor

Thursday, Oct. 27, New Field School, 1707 W. Morse

Tuesday, Nov. 1, Loyola University, Campion Hall, 6525 N. Sheridan

Thursday, Nov. 3, United Church of Rogers Park, 1545 W. Morse, 3rd Floor

Tuesday, Nov. 15, St. Jerome Church Parish Center, 1709 W. Lunt (Spanish language)

Wednesday, Nov. 16, Alden Village North, 7464 N. Sheridan

Thursday, Nov. 17, Willye White Park Fieldhouse, 1610 W. Howard

proposed Metra fare increases

Will proposed Metra fare increases affect your commute? Want to voice your opinion? There will be public hearings in several locations throughout the metro area on 11/2 and 11/3.

In Chicago, the hearing will be held on Thursday 11/3 at 547 W. Jackson, 13th floor board room, from 4-7 p.m.

If you would like to comment on the proposed 2012 Program & Budget, but can't attend the scheduled public hearings, you can email your comments to (please enter 2012 budget in the subject field) or via fax to 312-322-7094.

Comments must be received by November 4, 2011.

Friday, October 14, 2011

non sequitur Friday

Two versions of a spooky psychedelic tune, the original and a bluesy take.

Friday, October 07, 2011

Thursday, October 06, 2011

changes around Fargo and Ashland

This summer has brought a lot of good changes to the area around Fargo & Ashland. The Jarvis El station is getting a makeover. Dubkin Park has a new community garden.

The mural on the southeast wall of the viaduct was finished a while ago. The mural on the northwest wall is still a work in progress. This is “officially approved public art,” not vigilante art, according to Joe Moore's office. What do you think?

It's been quite a year!