Chicago Neighborhood News - December 25, 2009

Real Estate Agent with Dean's Team - Keller Williams Realty Partners Chicago IL

Merry Christmas from Chicago, folks!

Presents are all opened.  Dinner is done.  Dessert eaten.  Time to catch up a bit on my posting!

From our Team Member Cathy Mallers, here's this weeks edition of Chicago Neighborhood News.  Written earlier this week, Cathy updates us on the Chicago Neighborhoods of Lakeview, Lincoln Park, The Loop, and Old Town, as well as the Chicago Suburb of Evanston IL.

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Wednesday is definitely the night each week to head out for a quick tour of the Wrigley Rink and then off to Rockit Bar and Grill.  Every Wednesday, one of our favorite offerings is a complimentary brick oven pizza with the purchase of a pitcher of beer. 

Okay, so not something for the kids, but it's a great way to wind down after doing all your last minute shopping.  By the way, the kids eat free every Sunday night from 4 to 9 pm.


This year marks the 25th year of the Lincoln Park New Year's Day 5k Run/Walk.  This iconic annual run/walk -- now celebrating its 25th year -- is a fave with Windy City sports enthusiasts!

They are anticipating 1500 runners and walkers this year with an 11am start.  A portion of run/walk proceeds will benefit the Lake View Citizens' Council, a non-profit neighborhood organization. In addition, there will be a post-event party at a cozy neighborhood establishment.


Block 37 is open and we wanted to highlight a yummy new location on the pedway called Beard Papa's.  The image as you walk through the door is a young Santa smoking a pipe. They just opened on Tuesday morning - again a great way to get your last-minute holiday shopping started.

Be sure to take the Red Line or Blue Line to the State Street exit and enjoy some flaky-chewy cream puff shells.  Don't forget to ask to have your cream puffs dipped in chocolate before stuffing them to order with your choice of Madagascar vanilla custard, Belgian chocolate cream, dulce de leche or maybe a little Baileys Irish Cream-flavored ice cream.


Adobo Grill is offering its New Year's package now and it's sure to be a doozey.  Don't wait until the last minute to get in on all the fun.

The price per person is $89.00 plus tax and gratuity. This includes unlimited margaritas, beer, wine, and a tequila toast at midnight. There will be a mariachi band and party favors.  Reservations are required and can be made in person or by calling 312-266-7999


Police Chief Richard Eddington thanked members of the community, members of the Evanston Police Department, Evanston Fire Department and others for participating in a successful blood drive Dec. 14, donating some 210 units of blood to help an Evanston police officer who is in critical condition at Lutheran General Hospital.

Here's a link to Cathy's Chicago Neighborhood News Blog Archive, via

Enjoy the Christmas Weekend!



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