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Horner Park Advisory Council Struggles With Park District Planning

By Sam Charles

Besides revisiting plans for a potential enclosed dog park at last Monday evening’s meeting, the Horner Park Advisory Council addressed a variety of plans for its immediate future while keeping a close eye on its current endeavors. The Council’s current finances, a newly redesigned website and a discrepancy with the Chicago Park District’s tree-planting procedures Read the Rest…

Horner Park Advisory Council Revisits Dog Park Plans

By Sam Charles

There was little movement on the proposed Horner Dog Park at the most recent Horner Park Advisor Council meeting on Nov. 5 at the park’s field house. With 10 members in attendance, a recap of the project’s developments in recent months was given for HPAC members who have been unable to regularly attend recent meetings. Read the Rest…

Long Lines For Last Day of Early Voting; Polls Open Until 5 pm

By Mike Fourcher

The line to early vote at the Welles Park field house was well over two hours and stretched down the block by mid-afternoon today, while voters at the Horner Park field house also reported a two hour wait. The Chicago Board of Elections reports a record number of early voters as a percentage of turnout. Read the Rest…

Early Voting Starts; Ward Organizations Strive To Get The Vote Out

By Sam Charles

Today marks the start of early voting in Illinois, and area political committees are working to encourage constituents to exercise their right, despite the lack of a compelling top of the ballot campaign. With no U.S. Senate or governor race this year, and since President Barack Obama is expected to carry his home state’s 20 Read the Rest…

Advisory Group: Horner Park Dog Park Still Years Away

By Mike Fourcher

A planned dog area on the south end of Horner Park would be one of Chicago’s largest, but whether or not it will ever be completed is an open question, say leaders of the Horner Park Advisory Council. “We’re so early in the process,” said advisory council dog park committee chair Erica Beuter, “There’s a lot Read the Rest…

Get Halloween’ed In The Neighborhood

By Sam Charles

With fall in full swing and Halloween right around the corner, Lincoln Square and Northcenter have several events coming up in the next few weeks to help celebrate the season. Events are free unless otherwise specified. Horner Park Pumpkin Patch – Saturday, October 20 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Horner Park, 2741 W. Montrose Ave. Sponsored by Read the Rest…

33rd Ward Council to Discuss Horner Park Dog Area Plans

By Sam Charles

The 33rd Ward Advisory Council is scheduled to host a meeting tomorrow night to discuss plans for a dog-friendly area on the south end of Horner Park, 2741 W. Montrose Ave. The meeting will be held at the park’s field house at the southeast corner of Montrose and California avenues at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18. Read the Rest…

Think Pink: Avon Walk for Breast Cancer to Pass Through the Neighborhood

By Patty Wetli

You’re going to run into a lot of women in pink, thousands of them in fact, on the sidewalks this weekend. Play nice if they’re blocking your path–they’re walking to raise money for breast cancer research. This is the tenth year the Avon Walk has swung through Chicago. Last year, nearly 3,000 people took part Read the Rest…

Perfect Weekend for Egg Hunts on Two and Four Legs

By Sarah Tilotta

More than 200 dogs and at least twice as many of their two-legged friends attended this year’s Horner Park Doggie Egg Hunt, the best turnout to date, according to Horner Park Supervisor Tom McManamon. On Saturday, April 7, owners brought their dogs to have photos taken with the Easter Bunny; others came for the Doggie Read the Rest…

Dogs to Play Fetch With Easter Bunny at Horner Park

By Patty Wetli

More than a few folks treat their pets like children, so why not an Easter egg hunt for dogs. On Saturday, April 7, 10 a.m. – noon, the Horner Park Advisory Council is hosting a Doggie Egg Hunt behind the fieldhouse, 2741 W. Montrose Ave. Cost is $5. A highlight of the event is sure Read the Rest…

Local Ways To Think Outside The Chocolate Box For V-Day

By Mike Fourcher

Who are we kidding–we’re not about to turn down a gift of free chocolate. But there are plenty of other ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day, for couples and singles alike, that go beyond hearts and flowers. The Black Ensemble Theater, 4450 N. Clark St., is presenting a one-night only cabaret, For Lovers Only (And For Read the Rest…

Horner Park Volleyball League Forming

By Mike Fourcher

Mike Maki and the Horner Park Advisory Council are forming a volleyball league to play in the field house, 2741 W. Montrose Ave. From an email from Mike: Fall is upon us and I’m looking to start up the volleyball league again.  …I’m not at the park this week, will return Monday, September 12th.  …I’m Read the Rest…

Friday: Barn Dance and Karate Kid At Horner Park

By Mike Fourcher

This Friday the Horner Park field house, at Montrose and California Aves., will host a Barn Dance at 7:00 p.m., featuring The Adams and Wabash Cannon Balls. “A regular hoe-down, country-fied dance marathon with a caller and free line-dancing,” the park advisory council tells us via email. Then, at dusk in the park they’ll be showing Read the Rest…

Horner Park Advisory Council Considering Dog-Friendly Area

By Mike Fourcher

The Horner Park Advisory Council (HPAC) is looking for your input on whether they should create a dog-friendly area in Horner Park, 2742 W. Montrose Ave. You can obtain a copy of the survey here. “Over the last few months some neighbors asked us about the possibility of a DFA in Horner Park, and some people Read the Rest…

Fallen Officer Memorial Set For Saturday In Horner Park

By Mike Fourcher

Members of the Horner Park Advisory Council have been fighting city bureaucracy for close to two years to build a memorial for neighborhood fallen Chicago Police officer, Michael A. Ceriale. This Saturday, at 11:00 a.m., the Council and the Michael A. Ceriale Memorial Foundation will dedicate a memorial and flagpole to Ceriale near the field Read the Rest…

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