Chicago Neighborhood News - January 1, 2010

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

Happy New Year, folks!

Here is our Team Member Cathy Mallers first Chicago Neighborhood News update of the New Decade!  This week, Cathy covers the Chicago Neighborhoods of Portage Park, Lakeview, and The Loop, as well as the Chicago Suburb of Oak Park IL.

Got something going on this coming year you want the world to know about?  If it's anywhere in Chicago or any Chicago Suburb, let us know, and we'll help spread the word around.

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PORTAGE PARK

Thank you Mary Edsey for "The Best Christmas Decorations in Chicagoland," a book of local lore dedicated to the stories behind the holiday decorations connected with Chicago skyscrapers and churches, suburban zoos and riversides, taverns and treehouses, homes and apartments, supermarket produce aisles and hotel lobbies. It begins in downtown Chicago, venturing as far as Michigan City, Ind.

With over 200 stories collected Edsey spent two decades chronicling, interviewing and designing what is considered the local field-guide to Christmas..

LAKEVIEW

Got a new digital camera for the holidays?  Take advantage now of the Chicago Photography Center's 15% discount for one of their 7-week sessions.  You can register for the January session or purchase a gift certificate good for any session in 2010.

The CPC is celebrating New Year all next week from January 5 through January 9.  You can sample one of the classes, sip some hot cider and have your picture taken with Baby New Year 2010!  It's sure to be a grand time.

THE LOOP

Each week don't miss out on an amazing architectural tour of the Chicago Cultural center every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 1:15 pm.  Tours meet in the Randolph Street lobby. The group will be limited to the first twenty people. To schedule tours for groups of ten or more at other times, call 312-744-6630.

While you are there explore the Chicago Publishers Gallery in order to get a sense of the many exciting publications that are being written and published in Chicago today.

OAK PARK

Deputy Fire Chief Thomas Ebsen was named acting fire chief by Oak Park Village Manager Tom Barwin.  Ebsen, who began his career with the Oak Park Fire Department in 1980, succeeds Chief William Bell who is retiring after nearly 30 years of service to the community. Bell's last day was this past Thursday.

Enjoy the rest of the New Year's Weekend!

DEAN & DEAN'S TEAM CHICAGO

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