5-year Portage Park resident Sally Vering is selling her home at 4857 West Dakin because she has felt "the call of the mountains". Although she moved to Montana in 2010 and plans to live there for the foreseeable future, a major part of her heart and soul still resides here in Six Corners. She has investors interested in flipping the house but she would prefer a family purchase it in order to keep the character of the house. 

Here's the Zillow listing:



Anne’s Haven is an oasis where women gather to support and learn from one another, offering a variety of classes and private events for women, by women. Anne’s Haven, located at 5629 West Irving Park Road in the Portage Park community, is looking for creative women to greet visitors and answer questions about programs, classes, and fees. Another important duty will be to help create and maintain a comfortable and visually pleasing environment. Available time slots are Tuesday through Friday (and some weekends), from 3:30pm to 9:30pm. A minimum commitment of 3 hours per week is required. Compensation will be available as barter for use of the space for a show, performance or class. For more information about applying for this position, please contact Janet at

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The Irving Park Community Food Pantry is looking for organized people who could run one or more of our annual outreach programs. They comprise preparing Easter baskets (for the four weeks before Easter) and school supplies (in August) for client’s children and providing coats (one per family) to clients in October. 

The ideal candidate is connected to others in the community who can help generate the needed donations, ensure the materials are delivered to the Pantry and recruit volunteers to help with the distribution. Co-coordinators are welcome!

If you are interested or know someone who might be please contact Lee Stein at 312/608-1465 or for information.

Our special distributions are an opportunity for
local people who want to make a tangible difference 

Please note that availability on Wednesday mornings during the distribution is not a requirement to be a coordinator as long as other volunteers are committed to that time. 

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Dear Friends and Supporters,
As the National Veterans Art Museum continues to grow and expand its mission, we've begun setting the groundwork to establish the first ever National Veterans Art Museum Associate Board.
What is an Associate Board?
By definition, an associate board is a leadership group of emerging professionals, typically ages 25-35, who leverage their time, networks, and resources to help build the capacity of a nonprofit.
Why join an Associate Board?
As written in the Non-Profit blog CharityScenes:
1) No-pressure Networking: Meet people in your industry or people who work in completely different arenas. Maybe this will open doors professionally, or maybe it will just give you a better perspective.
2) Learn new skills & build your resume: Not only does your experience on a non-profit board look good to future employers and graduate programs, but you can genuinely build new skills outside your current expertise. Work in finance? Join a marketing committee and learn how to advertise. Work in technology? Take on a leadership position and refine your management skills for the day you run the company.
3) Make new friends: You and your fellow board members will spend time working through challenges like budgeting and membership development, volunteering at fun volunteer events, and enjoying cocktails at fundraisers. Before you know it, your monthly meetings won’t come around quickly enough.
4) But keep the old: Maybe you join a board because you are already passionate about supporting education or raising awareness for a particular medical research initiative; maybe you join because you’re excited to learn more. Either way, you’ll host fundraisers and volunteer events where you can bring your friends, co-workers and families together for an event they’ll all love.
5) Give back: At the end of the day, nothing will compare to the satisfaction of seeing your efforts and donations combined with the resources of other hard-working young professionals to affect real change.
What will the NVAM Associate Board be like?
The NVAM Associate Board will fulfill a very important and special role. As a semi-autonomous organization with direct support from the NVAM Staff, Associate Board Members will take on the role as young leaders helping to promote Veterans, Veteran Issues, Youth Education, and Fine Art. This will be an excellent opportunity to give back to the Veteran community while gaining valuable boardroom skills and making unique connections for personal and professional growth.
How do I apply?
We are only beginning our search for viable candidates, the Associate Board creation process will last as long as it takes to find strong candidates that can work together as a team to work as ambassadors and representatives of the National Veterans Art Museum. Once you've applied, we will begin the interview and selection process and will hold several small social events to ensure we can form the best team possible.
Apply Here!