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Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Send Block Club A Photo Of Your Jack-O’-Lantern And You Can Win $100 And Swag

Submit a photo of your jack-o'-lantern by Tuesday to enter our raffle. Your pumpkin could be highlighted in a Block Club newsletter!

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The Joy Room At Six Corners Hosting Monthly Full Moon Pop-Up Markets

This weekend's full market will be 6-10 p.m. Friday and noon-4 p.m. Saturday with at least seven vendors each day.

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As Longtime Restaurant Owner Fights MS, Northwest Siders Help His Family Raise Money For Expensive Treatment

Freddy Rafidi, owner of Roma's Italian Beef & Sausage, has lived with the disease for more than 20 years. To pay for an $80,000 procedure, his community is stepping up.

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Ald. Jim Gardiner Blasted For ‘Obscene’ Texts, Stripped Of Committee Positions By Cook County Democratic Party

Gardiner, who has been accused of withholding ward services from his critics and using foul language to describe women, also faces an FBI investigation.

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Latest Six Corners Development Proposal Gets Panned By Neighbors For Being Too Suburban With Too Many Parking Lots

Neighbors criticized the $80 million project, saying it was proposing more than 300 parking spaces but not enough public space or residential units.

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American Science & Surplus Is Leaving For The Suburbs After 84 Years On The Northwest Side

The beloved seller of knickknacks and oddities, many with a science or educational bent, is moving to Park Ridge at the end of October.

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Portage Park Neighbors Step Up To Help Pregnant Woman With Cancer — And You Can Help By Stopping At Perkolator For Coffee

Perkolator, 6032 W. Irving Park Road, will donate all of its Tuesday proceeds to help Nora and Everett Gutierrez raise money for alternative cancer treatment.

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A Portage Park Church Is Collecting 300 Winter Items For Neighbors In Need

The church is collecting hats, sleeping bags, tents, hand warmers and socks that will be given to neighbors in the community.

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Anthony Alvarez’s Family Unveils A Little Library In His Honor 6 Months After His Killing

The little library is just one step toward making sure Alvarez's name isn't forgotten and his family receives justice, they said.

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Aldermen Are Not Subject To City Worker Vaccine Mandate — And Some Are Skipping The Shots

As unvaccinated aldermen fight the city worker vaccine mandate, other elected officials are frustrated by a lack of remote meeting options.

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Embattled Ald. Jim Gardiner’s First Challenger Has Announced Her Plan To Run — Even Though Election Is A Year Away

Candidate Megan Mathias' campaign announcement drew a crowd of more than 100 people. Attendees said they want a leader who will build common ground in the politically divided ward.

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Have A Chicago-Themed Piggy Bank? It Could End Up In A Polish Museum

A local group is collecting piggy banks to send to a new museum in Poland. They're looking for banks that represent Chicago and Illinois.

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Fundraisers Saturday And Sunday For Officer Carlos Yanez Jr., Badly Wounded In Shooting That Killed Ella French

"This weekend, we are stepping up for our brother, Carlos Yanez Jr., who has a long road to recovery ahead of him," Lt. John Garrido said.

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Little Lulu’s Italian Ice Closing Portage Park Storefront, But You Can Still Order Pints Online

The Italian ice spot is closing after being hit hard by the pandemic, but other local businesses will continue to sell its all-natural treats.

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Calling Him ‘Chicago’s Very Own Donald Trump,’ Local Dems Say Ald. Gardiner Should Be Booted From Progressive Fundraising Site

In the wake of a series of misconduct allegations against the Northwest Side alderman, several politicians and progressive activists are calling on ActBlue, a major Democratic fundraising site, to remove him from its platform.

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Rock The Badges Charity Event Returns To Six Corners This Weekend

This year, the festival will host a candlelight vigil honoring slain officer Ella French.

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Wildlight Yoga Studio Moves Into New Six Corners Location As It Celebrates 3 Years Of Business

Wildlight Yoga studio, one of the few locally-owned yoga studios in the Far Northwest Side, is back to in-person teaching but will still offer virtual classes.

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Ethics Board Finds Ald. Jim Gardiner May Have Violated City Anti-Retaliation Rules, Calls For Deeper Investigation

Ald. Jim Gardiner could face up to a $10,000 fine for running afoul of city ethics rules, officials suggested in a notice issued this week.

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Taft High School’s Local School Council Votes To Keep Reciting Pledge Of Allegiance At Meetings

The school's council voted 7-3 in favor of the pledge, with one member abstaining and two unable to vote. The poll was a revote from a July meeting that was deadlocked on the decision.

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Ald. Jim Gardiner Says Sorry For Foul-Mouthed Texts As Council Colleagues Call For Hearing To Investigate Him

Gardiner is facing increasing scrutiny from colleagues and constituents over leaked text messages that reveal he sought to withhold city services to ward critics and demeaned others with misogynistic language.

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