Good Evening Folks!
Hey, how about dem CHICAGO BULLS! Coming up . . . Game 7 versus the rival Boston Celtics! Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and the Old Gang are gone . . . but you gotta love these kids! Root on, Chicago NBA Fans!
Here's a summary of Chicago Neighborhood News for this week, from our Team Member, Cathy Mallers. This week, Cathy covers the Chicago Neighborhoods of Portage Park, Norwood Park, Lakeview, The South Loop, and Old Town, and the Chicago Suburb of Evanston IL.
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PORTAGE PARK AND NORWOOD PARK
Believe it or not, Spring has finally sprung here in Chicago - thankfully!!! For most area residents, it's also a time to register for programs at their local parks. Now you can view and find all the programs currently being offered.
The Summer 2009 session is June 15 - August 23. Online registration has started and walk-in registration began on April 25th. Be sure to register early so you don't miss out on the wonderful opportunities our parks have to offer. Click here for more details.
The spring and summer months in Chicago are usually the most active for us Chicagoans. We like to get out by the lake, become tourists in our own city and just move around without the burden of coats, gloves, scarves, hats, etc.
Sometimes it feels as though we have gotten a little out of shape and experience some huffing and puffing while enjoying our activities. Is it allergies? Is it asthma? This weekend you can find out for sure.
The American College of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology will be conducting free asthma screenings this Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm at the Century Shopping Centre at 2828 N. Clark. To learn more details, click here.
THE SOUTH LOOP
It's the centennial year of Burnham and Chicago is celebrating.
Daniel Burnham was an architect and city planner who created The Plan of Chicago, one of the most noted documents in the history of city planning. It outlines the process through which the infrastructure of Chicago was engineered with its focus on the city's social, cultural, and financial well-being noting that all are inseparable.
On Wednesday, May 13th, the South Loop Neighbors are hosting a discussion about the impact The Plan has had on our city. To read more about this event, click here.
A new zoning change has been requested by JDL Development Corp in Old Town where Grossinger is currently located.
The plan is for JDL to build and apartment tower of 13 stories with 250 units at 1233 N. Wells. Alderman Vi Daley supports the project which was modified with input from neighbors.
To read more details, click here.
In an effort to save the city additional funds, Evanston officials are going garbage picking. No, not literally!
In looking at the cost per household for city sanitation (currently $9.33), it was found that the city could save more than one million dollars annually if it contracted out a portion of its waste collection services and make other changes to the system.
In addition to this one cost cutting measure, changes to the current yard waste collection system were also suggested. To read more, click here.
Here's a link to our Chicago Neighborhood News Blog Archive, via BlogChicagoHomes.com.
Have a great weekend! And . . . cheer on those Chicago Bulls!
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