Do you know the history of Six Corners' historic Klee Building that was transformed from retail to residential condos nearly ten years ago? Get the scoop from Marc Sussman in this oldie, but goody filmed by yoChicago.com's Patrick Rollens.
Don't show up empty handed to your holiday festivities! Fannie's has got you covered. Pick up a cookie platter or an assortment of desserts. They make great gifts too!
Hands To Help provides services in Northwest Chicago neighborhoods to prevent or resolve homelessness. They connect and collaborate with the local community to address the complex nature of homelessness and its effects.
Board members at Hands To Help attend monthly meetings and participate on one of three committees: operations, program and finance/fundraising. Interested applicants should contact: Daniel R. Christensen at 773-341-8587 for more information.
Create your own 12" x 12" stained glass window from the design option of your choice.
The four session program taught by Alfredas Sutkus will run on Saturdays from 10am-3pm beginning January 7, 2017. There will be a one hour lunch break.
Cost is $320 which includes tool kit. Some materials needed.
You will make a beautiful 12" x 12" stained glass window, based on your choice of design options. The classes will cover:
Session #1 - Introduction - Project drafting- Cutting patterns.
Session #2 - Glass cutting.
Session #3 - Assembling.
Session #4 - Final finishing - cementing - finishing with patina - cleaning.
One on one sessions are also available. Call 773-526-1127 to register.
Work directly with professional Filament actors to bring the stories of Robin Hood from the page to the stage. Kids create the characters, adapt the story, and share their performance on the set of The Adventures of Robin Hood. Your child will exercise his or her creative mind as our experienced teachers build creativity, confidence, and collaborative skills.
Cost is $250*
The Forest Folk
A class for players ages 6 – 9
January 26 – March 18
Thursday, 4:45 – 6pm
Dress Rehearsal: Saturday, March 18th @ 5pm
Final Performance: Saturday, March 18th @ 6pm
The Merry Band
An advanced class for players age 10-13
January 23 – March 18
Monday, 4:45 – 6pm
Dress Rehearsal: Saturday, March 18th @ 5pm
Final Performance: Saturday, March 18th @ 6pm
Questions? Email email@example.com.
*Price includes $25 gift certificate to any 2017 performance, 1 ticket to Filament Theatre’s THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD, Post-show discussion & workshop with professional ROBIN HOOD actors, final performance venue fee (all tickets to the final performance will be free) and a 5% discount on all Filament tickets purchased during the time span of the class.
Jugglers, acrobats, and an organ will ring through the halls of the Portage Arts Lofts this weekend with two performances by Vaudeville Six Corners. V6 is the brainchild of Mask Maker, Jeff Semmerling, owner of Art Side Out Studio & Mask Shop.
Read more about the event in DNAinfo's article posted today.
We've had a hard time keeping a secret and thrilled to finally announce that Distinct Bath & Body will move to a new, bigger location at Six Corners on March 1st with an expanded selection of products, goodies, and classes! Please help us welcome them to their new location at 4046 N. Milwaukee Ave., just south of the Portage Theater. Congratulations to Sam and the entire Distinct family!
Make Sure Your Business is Compliant
Chicagoans of all ages and abilities need to use the sidewalks to get where they're going every day of the year. Many children, older adults, and people with disabilities face serious mobility challenges in winter time. Clear sidewalks are a shared community responsibility.
The sidewalk snow regulations affect all home, business, and property owners in Chicago. Business owners that rent space adjacent to sidewalks are responsible for shoveling snow under the ordinance. Some landlords for residential and commercial property hold tenants responsible for snow clearance as a part of their lease agreements, others don't. Renters who aren't certain of their shoveling responsibilities should check their rental agreements or ask their landlords for clarification.
Under the ordinance, you must shovel snow as soon as possible after it falls. Snow that falls between the hours of 7:00 am and 7:00 pm must be removed no later than 10:00 pm. Snow that falls between the hours of 7:00 pm and 7:00 am must be removed by 10:00 am. You must shovel 7 days a week in the City of Chicago. You must clear a path at least 5 feet wide on all of the sidewalks adjacent to your property, including any crosswalk ramps. Do not shovel the snow into the right-of-way, which includes: transit stops and bus pads, parking spaces, bike lanes, bike racks, Divvy stations, and any other space where snow impedes traffic of any kind. Go to Snow Removal for more information.
From Alderman John Arena:
As Hands to Help Ministries celebrate the holiday season and get ready for 2017, they want to take a moment thank all of you for partnering with them to support our neighbors on the brink of losing their homes and those who are experiencing homelessness. Hands to Help is a small grassroots organization run and supported by individuals and families like YOU who believe in supporting our neighbors and local community. With your hands and funds, Hands to Help helped one hundred neighbors stay in their homes and find housing this year.
Hands to Help Ministries serves neighbors like Al, who works full-time as a manager at a local coffee shop. Over the summer, while he was experiencing homelessness, he was referred to Hands to Help. Their Outreach Worker helped him create a budget and connected him with the Irving Park YMCA. In September, with a grant from their Client Assistance Fund, he moved off the street and into his own home.
Your financial support makes a huge impact on their work. Together, we identify neighbors before they are evicted and work with neighbors living on the street. Please take a moment to visit their website and consider our neighbors in need this holiday season. Thank you!
If you're looking to get your ears lowered before the holiday home stretch, Jesse's Barber Shop is booking appointments now as they will offer limited availability on December 24th and will be closed December 25th-27th. Click here to make a reservation.
Shop Small Chicago is a city-wide campaign that is rewarding customers who spend $300 at small, local, independent businesses with a $50 reward certificate to an independently owned business that participated in Small Business Saturday.
To participate, customers must spend $300, before taxes and gratituity, at small, independently-owned businesses in Chicago. They must shop at a minimum of three stores spending a minimum of $25 at each store. They can spend a maximum of $100 on groceries and alcohol combined. Money spent on medication or membership will not count toward total. After they have accumulated $300 in receipts, they can send their receipts to Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org or they are welcome to drop them off at the Six Corners office. For a complete list of businesses city-wide and more details, click here.
Campaign runs from November 26th to December 24th. Receipts must be submitted by January 6, 2017.
Participating Six Corners & Portage Park Businesses:
America's Financial Choice
Art Side Out Studio
Chicago Allergy Center
Chicago Ski Pro
City News Cafe
Elitte bartending school
Hats Plus Ltd.
Luxe Blue Laser & Med Spa
Ms. Myrna Santiago-Martinez, Realtor
Oak Street Health
OnCallERS at Six Corners
SINGER Factory Distributor
Sir Speedy Printing and Marketing
Topher Allen School of Music
USA Bridal & Tailor
Taylor Rehab and Wellness encourages you to make use of your Flexible Health Spending plans before the year ends! Located at 4956 W. Irving Park Rd., they specialize in treatment for lower back and neck pain, headaches, repetitive stress disorders, accidents, injuries and many other forms of disease.
Book an appointment online or call 773-725-5835 to schedule.
Old Irving Park resident, Chris Gorz, has designed and recently released his newest neighborhood poster promoting the place he calls home. He will be signing and selling copies at Old Irving Brewing on December 11th from 1-3pm.
He has created 24 neighborhood and suburban posters so far. Requests for additional neighborhoods can be made on his website along with ordering and requests for local pickup.
The Portage Park Neighborhood Association is spearheading the development of a walking museum to celebrate the Native American history of Portage Park that would span 8 miles from the Des Plaines River to the Chicago River along Irving Park Rd. To view the proposal, click here. To view the presentation from the November public meeting, click here.
Chicago's annual Winter Overnight Parking Ban began Thursday, December 1 at 3 am. The parking ban, indicated throughout the city with signage, will be enforced along 107 miles of critical arterial streets through March 31, 2017. The parking ban does not allow vehicles to park on marked arterial streets from 3 am to 7 am, regardless of snow.
In the 45th Ward, the Winter Overnight Parking Ban impacts Foster east of Central, Milwaukee south of Foster, and Central south of Elston.
Cars violating the overnight parking ban restrictions prevent critical routes from being fully plowed and salted when it snows. Vehicle owners also are eligible to receive a minimum $150 towing fee, a $60 ticket, and a storage fee of $20 per day when they violate the winter overnight parking ban.
In addition to the overnight parking ban, starting December 1, there is another parking ban that goes into effect when at least 2 inches of snow falls on the street. Drivers parked during that time on those streets will be eligible for ticketing or having their cars relocated so plows can clear the streets. Streets with a 2 inches of snow parking ban are indicated with signage.
For an interactive map indicating streets affected by both winter parking restrictions, visit The Chicago Tribune's website.
The 2016 holiday toy drive for the Irving Park Community Food Pantry is underway. Throughout the year, hundreds of children and their families rely on the pantry. Volunteers want to help bring happiness this holiday season. For some, it is the only gift they will receive.
The pantry is accepting unwrapped toys for boys and girls ages 0-12, stocking stuffers for all ages, and new hats, gloves, scarves, and socks in all sizes to distribute to pantry clients. Financial donations are also appreciated and will be used to purchase need items.
All toys and donations must be received at the pantry by December 14th to ensure delivery before Christmas. Additionally, there are toy collection boxes at the following locations:
- Irving Park United Methodist Church – 3801 N. Keeler Avenue.
- St. John’s Episcopal Church – 3857 N. Kostner
- Irving Park Lutheran Church – 3938 W.Belle Plaine
- Starbucks - 4365 W. Irving Park Road
- Pert Cleaners - 4213 W. Irving Park Road
- Josi’s Frozen Yogurt - 4032 N. Milwaukee
- Ward 45 Ald. Arena’s office - 4754 N. Milwaukee
- Old Irving Brewing Co. - 4419 W. Montrose
- Potbelly - 4185 W. Irving Park Road
Please call 773-283-6296 with any questions.
Please join Six Corners Association in welcoming our newest business and members, Chicago Ski Pro. Owned by Nick Dumitru and Cosmin Toma, the duo offers ski equipment retail and storage as well as maintenance service onsite. They also plan and lead adventure-based skiing and snowboarding tours nearby and across the country.
Help us celebrate their opening on December 3rd, 4-6pm, at 4837 W. Irving Park Rd.
Read more here.