July 2009

Farmers’ Market to be held weekly in IMD

The Jesse Brown Veterans Administration Medical Center, MOVE, and HUSV sponsor the Illinois Medical District (IMD) Farmers’ Market every Friday from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the Arthington Mall at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), between the Sports Complex and Nursing Building, through October 2.

Lexington Homes offers reduced pricing and immediate-delivery rowhomes in Bridgeport

Lexington Homes has announced the availability of three specially priced styles of homes at Lexington Square, a single-family rowhome community in Bridgeport. Each home is priced at $399,900. Buyers can choose from one immediate-delivery, builder-designed home, or opt to make their own selections in the other two styles of homes.

Join the buzz at the Garfield Park Conservatory

Summer honey is coming off the hives and it?s time to celebrate the sweet, tasty treat. Come out to the Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave., for a day of free, bee fun. ?Meet the Bees? in the Demonstration Garden on Saturday, July 25 from 10a.m. to 3p.m.

Blood Drive “Chiropractic Way”

Life Source Van will arrive at 10:00 am on Saturday, July 18, 2009, once again at the Chiropractic Way 3265 1/2 S. Archer. Free back massage when completeing a survey and onto the van to save many lives. Please contact Paula Buckley for an appointment at 773-927-29292.

25th Ward fights gangs in wake of local shootings

Francisco Lassio, the city services director in Alderman Danny Solis’ 25th Ward office, organized antigang marches on May 4 and May 29 in the wake of several shooting incidents in the Heart of Chicago/Pilsen area. Those marches will be the last for a while, however.

Concert for Alzheimers, Roundups, Bash on Wabash

Millennium Park roundup, Bastille Day 5k run, taxpayer clinics and more July events from around the neighborhood.

Jones, Roosevelt expanding their South Loop facilities

Jones College Prep and Roosevelt University are expanding their facilities in the South Loop. Jones, at 606 S. State St., will build new space immediately south of its existing building that will allow it to increase selective enrollment from 750 to 900. When combined with its 300 neighborhood students, enrollment will total 1,200.

Proposed hot dog stand name raises controversy

The West Haven neighborhood is sizzling over Oak Park entrepreneur Jim Andrews’s plan to open a hot dog stand at the corner of Western Avenue and Jackson Boulevard. Normally, neighbors would view a new business as a welcome addition, but the 63-year-old Andrews wants to name his brainchild Felony Franks.

Neighborhood festivals and events key to summer fun

There are plenty of fun festivals and other events planned for this community this summer.

Local 1001 union incumbents win

The June 13 election of officers for Laborers’ Union Local 1001 saw the full incumbent slate of candidates re-elected to a second four-year term.

Mayor’s vision of Olympic rings not exactly golden

From parking meter fees to sales and property taxes, costs to the public in Chicago continually are on the rise and spiraling out of sight. Yet, when belt-tightening should be his first thought in the morning and his last at night, Mayor Richard M. Daley continues his single-minded quest to bring that most expensive of spectaculars, the 2016 Olympics, to Chicago.

South Loop to get fieldhouse, indoor playground facilities

Plans are moving forward for a long awaited South Loop Chicago Park District (CPD) fieldhouse and indoor playground, to be housed at an existing structure at 18th Street and Indiana Avenue. The building also holds the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum (NVVAM) on the third floor and Café Society on the first floor.