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Oct 26, 2011
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GWCA Annual Halloween Event

Sunday October 30 from 12pm – 3:00pm at Warner Park
Fun filled activities for all and lots of treats

Special Costume Parade:
Begins at Noon at the corner of Greenview &amp Hutchinson so be sure to line up early to show off your best costumes

Food available so come hungry!

Costume Contest with prizes for all ages – including adults

We ask that our neighbors bring some treats to help our event. Block assignments are as follows:

  • Cuyler, Belle Plaine, & Warner = Juice Boxes
  • Berteau, Hutchinson, & Pensacola = Mini Water Bottles
  • Greenview & Cullom = Candy

All donations of Candy are welcome!

Come join us for another year of Halloween fun!

We still need Volunteers to help set up and work games – please contact Paul Gustafson at 773-368-7328 or

GWCA Halloween 2011

Oct 25, 2011
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The 1st 47th Ward Council Meeting

GWCA is sending two representatives but they included an invitation to anyone in the neighborhood that would like to attend and observe in the gallery. Following is the invitation:

Dear Neighbors,

Thank you for your enthusiasm and efforts to be involved in our existing block club/neighborhood association or in forming new ones for your community within the 47th Ward.

I am very pleased to fulfill one of my campaign promises in creating our Ward Council.
The 1st 47th Ward Council Meeting will be held on:

Thursday, October 27

6:45 PM – 8:45 PM

Ravenswood UCC

2050 West Pensacola

Chicago IL60618

Enter at the east door

The meeting will be downstairs

All block club/neighborhood area delegates will be invited to this first meeting.

Office of Ald. Ameya Pawar

4243 N. Lincoln

Chicago, IL 60618

I am looking forward to meeting and working with all the delegates on the issues affecting our community.


Oct 19, 2011
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District events


Attached are the beat meeting flyers for the month of November. I am sending these out a week early due to the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

Also attached are flyers announcing two events that you may be interested in. The first is for a pet adoption event sponsored by the Chicago Animal Care and Control section being held on Saturday, November 5. The second is a Court Advocacy training seminar being held by the Cook County State’s Attorneys office on Wednesday, November 9.

As always, our beat meetings are open to all district residents. Please try to attend a beat meeting and feel free to distribute all this information to your friends and contacts.

Lt. John E. Willner
District 019

Super Saturday Adoption event

Beat 1922

Beat 1923

Court Advocacy training seminar Oct 2011

Oct 13, 2011
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Close Centro Petition – Action Required

From: Sally McPherrin

Sent: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 5:33 PM
Subject: petition about centro

hi everyone,

There have been complaints that the restaurant/bar Centro on Ashland (formerly Cy’s) is attracting gang activity. this last weekend a 29 year old gang member was killed at the corner of ashland and irving.

The neighbors living nearby are passing a petition to have the city look into not renewing the liquor license when it comes up for renewal, or to close it if there is a “deleterious impact” to our community.
There have been reports of fighting in the parking lot, lots of late night noise , shady people in and out, and their private security carrying big guns.

The liquor license they have is an “incidental” one, which means that liquor is supposed to be second to food. But the main activity at this place so far seems to be between 10 pm and 2 am

Please sign the below petition if you would like your name to be added to the list. Send it to your spouses and friends who live in the neighborhood if you can.



Oct 8, 2011
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Here is an update from the Chicago Police Department – 19th District

Dear Neighbor,


Here is an update from the Chicago Police Department – 19th District:

At about 1:20 this morning, a 29 year-old man was shot and killed at Irving Park Road & Ashland Avenue. Initial reports say he was standing on the sidewalk with others near the home of a friend. Police believe the incident is gang related and the shooter fled in a large dark SUV. The Chicago police are still interviewing people who were with the man and the CPD will try to update everyone when new information becomes available.


Anyone with information or who may have private video footage should call the Area 3 detectives at 312-744-8261.


What the 47th Ward Public Service Office is doing:


We have been working with the Chicago Police Department to aggregate: graffiti reports, suspected gang hangouts, and problem buildings to coordinate efforts.


If you have information about any problems in the area (new graffiti, problem landlords, late night teen hangouts, etc.), please email or call Jim Poole at the 47th Ward Office: or 773-868-4747 AND call the 19th District CAPS office at 312-744-5574.


Warm regards,



Oct 5, 2011
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Lycée Français de Chicago!

The Lycée Français de Chicago invites you to its 7th Annual Fall French Market located on Irving Park Road corner Lake Shore/Marine Drive, in 613 West Bittersweet St., Chicago, IL 60613.
Shop and dine with over 70 vendors, while enjoying a crepe, croque monsieur or pan de chocolat with warm cider, coffee, or wine on hand. Complete your holiday shopping early at the Home Décor Showcase Room that will either jumpstart your festive holiday home decorating or share with you the true warm, inviting, French culture; the Gourmet Aisle featuring macaron, french cheeses, small batch fruit preserves, handmade truffles, delectable salted caramel; the Kids’ Corner that offers one-of-a-kind toys available only at the French Market and few other outlets; Clothing & Accessories Gym that presents top quality personal embellishments and highlights vendors who promote all natural/organic, repurposed/ recycled, and environmentally sustainable materials as well as companies that maintain cooperation with direct or fair trade.
While you shop, the Children’s Pavilion is open for kids ages 3-10 to provide supervised care and activities. Take a break and learn from our Chef Demos who share their secrets and tips not just for holiday cooking but also for simple, easy French Plat-de-Jour! Get a quick massage, a wellness consultation, or a regular shoe shine! After you shop, stop at the Bistro where you can sample authentic French cooking by none other than our beloved French Moms.
For a complete list of vendors and to purchase tickets online, visit
14 OCTOBER 2011, 7PM – 10PM
15 OCTOBER 2011, 10AM – 5PM
16 OCTOBER 2011, 11AM – 4PM

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