May Neighborhood Notes

Local School Council (LSC) Meetings: John H. Vanderpoel Humanities Academy LSC, Tues., May 4, and June 1, 5:30 p.m., 773-535-2690,; Kellogg School LSC, Thurs., May 6 and June 3, 6 p.m., 773-535-2590, Kellogg.CPS.Edu; Barnard Elementary School LSC, Mon., May 10, 6:30 p.m., 773-535-2625,; Clissold School LSC, Mon., May 17, 7 p.m. 773-535-2560,; Sutherland School LSC, Tues., May 18, […]

September Neighborhood Notes

High School 101: Free Parent Seminar. Families in the 19th Ward have a lot of choices when it comes to high schools, and parents of 6th, 7th and 8th graders need to begin the search now for the right high school for their kids. On Thurs., Sept. 10, 7 p.m., Ald. Matt O’Shea and BAPA will host High School 101, a free […]

Neighborhood Notes

Neighborhood Events – March 2020  Friends of the Dan Ryan Woods has been awarded a 3 to 1 matching grant by the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation that can raise $21,000 to fund work to make the Dan Ryan Woods healthier and safer for people, plants and animals. The group is collecting donations through Go Fund […]

December Neighborhood Notes

The St. Barnabas parish needs eight adult volunteers to continue the SPRED (special religious development) ministry. SPRED welcomes people who live with a developmental, intellectual or learning challenge to participate in the liturgical life of the parish. SPRED volunteers form a small faith community and meet with parishioners with special needs to grow together in […]

Neighborhood Notes

Beverly Branch Library, 1962 W. 95th St., has a packed schedule of programs. Preschool story time for ages 3 to 5, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.; Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading card game, Tues., Sept. 10. 17 and 24, 4 p.m. (players must bring cards); WordPress meet-up for teens and adults, Wed., Sept. 11, 6 p.m.; Meet and Greet with […]

Nightlife & Entertainment

By Talie Leeb  Foodie Friday at the Cork & Kerry, 10614 S. Western Ave, this month with food service 5-8 p.m., and live music 6-9 p.m. This month’s food vendors are Smoking BBQ Kitchen, Aug. 2; Unidad Restaurant, Aug. 9; Yum Dum Truck, Aug. 16; Five Squared, Aug. 23; and Aztec Dave’s, Aug. 30. This is the last month for Foodie Friday’s this year […]

Neighborhood Notes  

Community News and Events for August 2019    CAPS Meetings. Area residents are encouraged to get involved in CAPS meetings. For information, call the 22nd District CAPS office, 312-745-0620, email, or stop by the 22nd District Police Station, 1900 W. Monterey. Beats 2211 and 2212, Thurs., Aug. 1, 6 p.m. 22nd District Police Station. Beat 2213, Thurs., Aug. 8, […]

Neighborhood Notes

Operation Help a Hero Collection. The Operation Help a Hero drive to collect household items to help homeless veterans make the transition from shelters to transitional or permanent housing continues through July 15. Drop off basic items needed to set up a home at the 19th Ward Office, 10400 S. Western, or at Jewel-Osco stores.   Food Pantry Seeks […]

Neighborhood Notes

Libraries  Beverly Branch Library, 1962 W. 95th St., offers: Explorers @ Play Summer Reading Program beginning Mon., Jun. 24, register at the library; bust fitness myths and share strategies for your best work out at Exercise Smart Workshop for Adults & Teens, Weds. Jun. 5 and 19, 7-7:45 p.m.; Fairytales and Legos: Stories, songs, crafts […]

Neighborhood Notes

Latino Film Festival. St. Xavier University in collaboration with the Chicago Latino Film Festivals presents a screening of “HuaHua” Wed., Apr. 3, 7 p.m., McGuire Hall, 3700 W. 103rd St. Directed by José Espinosa Anguaya, the film is about parenthood, family and identity. Free. Info: or 773-298-3974.  Bluegrass Band.The Special Consensus performs a concert of bluegrass music […]