Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Youth Baseball coming to Winnemac Park this fall. Register now!

DNA Info reports today that a new Youth Baseball league will be played at Winnemac Park this fall.

Photo, Eric Rojas

Check out the story here!

Registration forms HERE

Thursday, July 18, 2013

NEW Building Zoning Meeting for 2208 W Lawrence: Tuesday, July 30th at 7pm

Proposed building zoning meeting for 2208 W Lawrence
July 30th, 7:00pm
Fountainhead Restaurant (back room)
1970 W Montrose Ave

Click the link below and scroll to 2208 W Lawrence for updated drawings
2208 W. Lawrence, R. Thorsen & S. Livaditis–PENDING COMMUNITY MEETINGRezone B1-1 to B2-3 to allow new condo building

 From the 47th Ward Alderman's office:
Dear Neighbors around Lawrence & Leavitt,

See above notice of community meeting. For details on proposal see www.Chicago47.org under BUSINESS ZONING then click on “zoning/development cases reviewed.” Let me know if you have any questions.

Ernie Constantino
Director of Constituent Services
47th Ward Alderman Pawar’s Office
4243 N. Lincoln Avenue

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Five Block Parties around Winnemac Park this weekend: Parking restrictions!

Just a heads up there will be five block parties between Lawrence and Foster Avenues around Winnemac Park this Saturday July 20th, 2013.  No parking or through traffic are allowed during the block parties 8:00am to 10:00pm.

Photo Eric Rojas

Cars must be removed from the following blocks from 8:00am to 10:00pm on Saturday July 20th, 2013

2200 block of  West Winona 
2200 block of West  Carmen
4900 block of North Hamilton
4900 block of North Oakley
5000 block of North Ravenswood

Please make accomodations for your cars and any guests coming into the neighborhood.  Party on!

Lawrence Avenue street-scape update: Ground breaks!

Lincoln Square Patch has a nice report on the Lawrence Ave "road diet" and street-scape project. The project has broken ground and will affect traffic through the Ravenswood neighborhood of Lincoln Square for a couple years. 
The Lawrence Avenue street-scape project is given credit for attracting recent new business and residential development to empty storefronts and lots. Above is a cool but empty restaurant space at Lawrence and Leavitt.  I believe there is a new tenant for the space. (Photo Eric Rojas, Real Estate Broker)

Read the Patch story HERE

I've found many local neighbors and people interested in moving to the neighborhood are not aware of this project! When told they are really impressed by the amount of area development.

Sun Times cites Chappell Elementary increase in test scores

The Sun Times reports on the new, stricter ISAT testing standards and Chicago Public School results.  Chappell Elementary was cited for positive gains.
Read the story HERE

Monday, July 1, 2013

Independence Day in Winnemac Park

Just a quick reminder that Illinois laws regarding fireworks have changed for this year. Alderman O'Connor has posted a helpful guide on his website to help you determine what's legal and what's not, and he notes that "[a]nyone caught with illegal fireworks in Chicago faces a fine of $200 to $500 or felony charges." Most of the larger munitions require a permit, and there are no permitted fireworks displays scheduled for Winnemac Park this year.  

Stay safe, everyone!
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