Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Visit the Asylum: Haunted House at Amundsen

Amundsen High School is again presenting a Haunted House Asylum this year, and everyone is invited, although young kids and folks with a heart condition might want to think twice.  Some photos from night 1 appear after the break, but be warned they are a bit creepy.

The show continues Wednesday and Thursday night this week (October 29 and 30) from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Enter through Door #5!  $5 suggested donation per participant, with all proceeds going to the Amundsen Theater Club.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Winnemac Park photos from the past weekends

All photos Eric Rojas to be used with proper links.

A handful of fall photos from the past couple weekends hanging out at Winnemac Park.  I wish I captured more people enjoying the weather!  Feel free to submit photos to us to post on the main page.  If you'd like to be an administrator and post local news, events and photos contact us at [email protected]

I spoke to a fellow real estate broker who lives in Lakeview/ North Center area while watching our kid's play baseball. He felt Winnemac blows away any Lincoln Park/ Lakeview / North Center parks (aside from the actual lakefront lol).

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Lincoln Square Art Walk this weekend! October 17th - October 19th

Check out your artsy neighbors at a dozen venues this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Opening reception with artists Friday October 17th at Dank Haus, Lincoln Square

"Chicago Blues" Youth Lacrosse at Winnemac Park

Lacrosse has been a growing and very hot sport in the Midwest for several years now. For the first time in my knowledge Lacrosse has shown up in our own backyard at Winnemac Park on the Amundsen High School sports field. I stopped for a moment and watched the the beginner leagues. It's really good for the neighborhood to have the Winnemac and Amundsen fields buzzing with action every weekend and evening.


Check out Chicago Youth Lacrosse "home of the Chicago Blues". 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Forward Chicago: Local organization focuses on aging in Chicago

Some of our neighbors are instrumental in Forward Chicago, a group focusing on the quality of life of our 55 and over neighbors.

 Please check out the next important community building event this week, Thursday October 16th at 6:30pm

Support Mustang Robotics at St. Matthias School


St. Matthias School Robotics Club is in its first year and is being led by Mr. Ken Lewis. The kids have met and are building simple machines until the Club gets their first robot and challenge materials. 

A fundraiser has been established for the club at GoFundMe.  

Click the link to support Mustang Robotics by Ken Lewis.  If you would like to help the club in  other ways (direct donations, experience, materials, sponsorship opportunities etc...) please contact the school at:

Ken Lewis, Robotics Club
St. Matthias School
4910 N. Claremont Ave. Chicago, IL 60625
Phone: 773.784.0999 Fax: 773.784.3601

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Chase Park: Party for our Park at Artango Bistro TONIGHT!


Meet Alderman Ameya Pawar and other movers and shakers at a great neighborhood event.  Learn more about the new Chase Park fields!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Fall Fest at Ravenswood Covenant Church October 30th

Sunday, October 5, 2014

**PANEL DISCUSSION & WORKSHOP** Building Strong Organizations and Communities: Best Practices and Lessons Learned

From Block Clubs and Neighborhoods Groups to Condo Associations - building a network of neighbors who have similar goals is a truly challenging yet rewarding experience. Join us at the library to learn more about how you can build your own network to strengthen your neighborhood or causes you care about. See details below. 

Building Strong Organizations and Communities: 
Best Practices and Lessons Learned 

October 16, 2014 
Thursday, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM 
Conrad Sulzer Regional Library 
4455 N. Lincoln Avenue 

Building and sustaining effective, resident-driven organizations is one vital aspect of creating stronger neighborhoods and communities. Join us for an interactive panel discussion featuring local leaders of established organizations within our community who will share some of their experiences, strategies, and lessons learned! 

How do you start your organization? 
What are some of the challenges…and how can you overcome them? 
What are some best practices for sustaining and growing your organization? 

What are the opportunities associated with strong community organizations? Please bring questions and ideas to this event! 

Alderman Ameya Pawar, 47th Ward 
Jeffrey Gawel, West Ravenswood Neighbors Association (moderator) 
Christopher Wilcox, Roscoe Village Neighbors 
Karen Kolb Flude, Forward Chicago 
Barbara Sullivan, Graceland West Community Organization 

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