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Jahn Elementary Leadership Touts New Programs And New Energy

By Mike Fourcher | Friday, August 26, 2011
Jahn Elementary Leadership Touts New Programs And New Energy

In recent years Friedrich Ludwig Jahn Elementary School, 3149 N. Wolcott Ave., has lacked the same visibility and community passion of Roscoe Village neighbors Bell and Audubon Elementaries. Some would say that it’s for good reason, since Bell and Audubon Schools are ranked by the Chicago Public School system as as “Excellent Standing” schools with above Read the Rest…

Tonight: Block Club Organizing Meeting

By Mike Fourcher | Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Inspired by the large number of block clubs in Edgewater and Andersonville, Ald. Ameya Pawar (47th) has actively encouraged the creation of block clubs throughout the 47th Ward. This evening at 7:00 p.m. in Sultzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln Ave., will be the last in a series of block club organizing forums led by Read the Rest…

Pawar To Present Menu Money Spending Plans

By Mike Fourcher | Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Pawar To Present Menu Money Spending Plans

Tomorrow night Ald. Ameya Pawar (47th) will host an open house at his office, 4243 N. Lincoln Ave., from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. to present an overview of ways he plans to allocate the $1.3 million of “menu money” his office is provided to expend on infrastructure projects in the ward. According to Pawar’s Chief Read the Rest…

St. Mattias School Enrollment Jumps

By Mike Fourcher | Wednesday, August 24, 2011
St. Mattias School Enrollment Jumps

St. Matthias Transfiguration School, 2310 W. Ainslie St., had more than over 300 students on their first day of school for the first time in over twenty years, according to a press release from the school. The K-8 Roman Catholic parochial school started classes yesterday with 25 iPads and new laptops in classrooms throughout the Read the Rest…

Share Your Neighborhood Flickr Photos With Us

By Mike Fourcher | Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Share Your Neighborhood Flickr Photos With Us

Roscoe Village and West Lakeview have some pretty unique places and we’d love to showcase your photos of the neighborhood. Already thirty photographers are sharing their photos of Roscoe View on the RVJ Flickr group. Won’t you join up and post some of your favorites? Once you post a few pictures, from time to time we’ll Read the Rest…

Mariano’s Fresh Market Opens at Roscoe and Western

By Beth Prystowsky | Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Mariano’s Fresh Market Opens at Roscoe and Western

Today Mariano’s Fresh Market opens its first store within the Chicago city limits. To celebrate, the Milwaukee-based company held a Grand Opening celebration Monday night with a ribbon cutting and a $5,000 donation to the Neighborhood Boys & Girls Club. Like other new Mariano’s stores in Arlington Heights and Vernon Hills, the new grocery focuses Read the Rest…

Armanetti’s Liquors Building For Sale

By Mike Fourcher | Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Armanetti’s Liquors Building For Sale

The building housing Armanetti’s Beverage Mart, 3530 N. Lincoln Ave., is for sale and the building’s owners promise that the space, “Can be delivered vacant.” Once part of a city-wide chain of liquor stores, the location was owned until recently by Len Armanetti who sold the business in 2004 to the current owner, Katherine Parnes. Read the Rest…

Sunny Future for HarvesTime Foods

By Patty Wetli | Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Sunny Future for HarvesTime Foods

Grocery stores, with all their coolers and freezers and air conditioners, consume massive amounts of energy. They’re like the Hummer of retailers. Chris Dallas, one of four brothers who co-owns HarvesTime Foods at 2632 W. Lawrence Ave., is aiming to transform his business into a Prius. He started with small changes, like swapping out traditional Read the Rest…

Lincoln Square’s Greek Community Hangs On, Despite Changes

By Jason Kreke | Monday, August 22, 2011
Lincoln Square’s Greek Community Hangs On, Despite Changes

If you look hard enough, there are still signs of the once-thriving Greek-American culture that lined Lincoln Square’s Lawrence Avenue: a Greek bakery on Lawrence and Talman. A Greek coffee shop a few doors down. Athenian Shoes. Parthenon Travel. Echoes of a community that was thriving in the 1970s and ‘80s, but has slowly migrated Read the Rest…

Photos of St. Demetrios’ 62nd Annual Greekfest

By Sarah Tilotta | Monday, August 22, 2011
Photos of St. Demetrios’ 62nd Annual Greekfest

St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 2727 W. Winona St., celebrated its 82nd anniversary with its 62nd annual Greek Fest in this past weekend. Live Greek music, rides, games, and craft vendors were some of the fest’s features. The biggest draw of all was, of course, the traditional Greek fare. Gyros, souvlakia (meat skewers), and pastichio Read the Rest…

North Side Summerfest, Hot Diggity-Dog!

By Sarah Tilotta | Monday, August 22, 2011
North Side Summerfest, Hot Diggity-Dog!

Crowds came out for this year’s expanded North Side Summerfest over the weekend on Lincoln and Damen Aves. in Northcenter, as jets from the air and water show zoomed overhead. Although rain showers kicked off the festival early Saturday afternoon, the skies soon cleared and live music performances on two stages played through Sunday evening. Read the Rest…

Sneak Peak Inside Mariano’s Fresh Market

By Anna Roberts | Friday, August 19, 2011
Sneak Peak Inside Mariano’s Fresh Market

Mariano’s Fresh Market will open it’s first store in Chicago at 3350 N. Western Ave. on Tuesday, August 23. Here’s a sneak peak at what’s in store.  

Get CSJ In So Many Ways

By Mike Fourcher | Friday, August 19, 2011
Get CSJ In So Many Ways

You can follow CSJ in lots of ways, not just on our website. Check out our varied social networking groups—Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and our weekly email update. We’ve discovered that a lot of folks like to get their news pushed to them – meaning you want to save a trip to this here website. So, Read the Rest…

Microchips And Rabies Shots For Pets

By Mike Fourcher | Thursday, August 18, 2011
Microchips And Rabies Shots For Pets

Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey (D-12) and the Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control is sponsoring a rabies vaccine and microchip clinic for dogs, cats and ferrets (!) ages 3 months and up. Owners must be Cook County residents with a valid ID, and payment must be made by cash or check. Rabies vaccine are: 1 year, $7.00; 3 Read the Rest…

Microchips And Rabies Shots For Pets

By Mike Fourcher | Thursday, August 18, 2011
Microchips And Rabies Shots For Pets

Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey (D-12) and the Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control is sponsoring a rabies vaccine and microchip clinic for dogs, cats and ferrets (!) ages 3 months and up. Owners must be Cook County residents with a valid ID, and payment must be made by cash or check. Rabies vaccine are: 1 year, $7.00; 3 Read the Rest…

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