A Mixed Income Apartment Aims To Give Vets Priority

A Mixed Income Apartment Aims To Give Vets Priority

A Mixed Income Apartment Aims To Give Vets Priority

 

CHICAGO (CBS) — A mixed income apartment building is looking to give veterans priority when it comes to housing, but some in the Jefferson Park community said the possibility of the new addition could change the feel of the area.

The location of a former food service provider is the proposed site for the apartment building, at Milwaukee Avenue and Northwest Highway. The building will have retail, a storage facility and 100 units.

“We’re very confident that there’s going to be great opportunities for local residents to …

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Fischman’s Public House Scores Zoning Change For 6 Corners Bottle Shop

Fischman’s Public House Scores Zoning Change For 6 Corners Bottle Shop

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CITY HALL — The owners of Fischman’s Public House got one step closer to opening their hybrid restaurant and bottle shop Monday, as the City Council’s zoning committee unanimously approved their requested zoning change.

Shanna and Gus Karamaniolas had needed the change to sell bottles and cans in the same building as the pub & grub they’re readying in the Six Corners Shopping District.

Seven months after the couple uprooted Fischman’s Liquors from its decades-old home in Jefferson Park, the couple is already busy gutting the vacant storefronts next to Portage Theater, …

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Distinct Bath & Body headed to 6 Corners

Distinct Bath & Body headed to 6 Corners

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PORTAGE PARK — Distinct Bath And Body, 6051 W. Irving Park Road, shut down its small storefront Saturday in preparation for a move to the Six Corners Shopping Districtin the spring, its owner said.

Sam Davis opened the artisan business in 2013, leaving a 20-year career at UPS to start crafting his own soaps, lotions and oils, he said. Everything he didn’t produce himself, he bought in small batches from independent boutiques.

An “insurance and tax assistance company” will be moving into the space at Irving and Austin, …

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Ind. Library Architect Announced

Ind. Library Architect Announced

John Ronan Announced as Architect for New Independence Library

On Sunday, March 19, John Ronan Architects was unveiled as the winner of a city design competition for the new Independence Park Library at 4022 N. Elston. The design includes a library on the ground level with affordable housing above as part of a unique agreement between the Chicago Housing Authority and the Chicago Public Library for a mixed-use development at the site. John Ronan Architects was recently the only Chicago finalist for the Obama Library.

After Independence …

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45th Ward Update

45th Ward Update

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Grab your grass skirts, Hawaiian shirts, and leis for St. Edward School’s annual Big Red Auction this weekend.

This year’s theme is Lei’d Back Luau. There will be plenty of dancing and mingling with great company. Attendees will have opportunities to win great prizes during a live and silent auction.

The event will take place on Saturday, March 25, from 6:30 PM to midnight in Buckley Hall, 4447 N. Lowell.

More information is available online.

John Ronan Announced as Architect for New Independence Library

On Sunday, March 19, John Ronan Architects was unveiled as the …

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Metra to construct $1.2 million Improvements at Grayland Station

Metra to construct $1.2 million Improvements at Grayland Station

https://metrarail.com/about-metra/newsroom/metra-construct-12-million-parking-lot-grayland-station

Metra today announced plans to construct a commuter parking lot at the Grayland Station on the Milwaukee North Line.

The project will add a 68-space parking lot on the east side of Kilbourn Avenue, between Milwaukee and Patterson avenues in Chicago. The Grayland Station, where more than 300 commuters board every weekday, currently has eight parking spaces.

“We understand that our commitment to providing excellent service is not confined to our trains,” said Metra CEO/Executive Director Don Orseno. “This parking lot will improve the experience for our …

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Work to Begin on Jefferson Park Master Plan

Work to Begin on Jefferson Park Master Plan

Big news in the effort to revitalize Jefferson Park! The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) has awarded a contract to Teska Associates to develop a master plan to enhance the area surrounding the Jefferson Park Transit Center.

I first announced the effort to craft a master plan in the fall of 2015, when I secured funding from the RTA to cover 80% – or $125,000 – of the costs of the analysis. The remaining costs for the master plan will be covered using funds from the Jefferson Park Tax Increment Financing …

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NW Side Mixed-Income Apartments Offer Hope For Disabled Neighbors

NW Side Mixed-Income Apartments Offer Hope For Disabled Neighbors

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Northwest Side Mixed-Income Apartments Offer Hope For Disabled Neighbors

Alex Nitkin · DNAinfo Reporter

 

JEFFERSON PARK — Sandy Kleinhans is out of options.

Last year, a health scare abruptly ended Kleinhans’ 36-year career as a bank teller and publishing assistant. Her doctor urged her long ago to go on disability leave, warning that a full-time job was a serious risk for someone whose condition makes showering and dressing a two-hour process every morning.

Born with a rare joint disorder that severely limits her movement, Kleinhans now spends most of her time …

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$36 million in improvements for 45th Ward schools

$36 million in improvements for 45th Ward schools

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170117/jefferson-park/prussing-annex-st-cornelius-pre-k-farnsworth-schurz-turf-field-hitch

Prussing Annex, New Pre-K Center Announced To Ease Crowded NW Side Schools

Alex Nitkin · DNAinfo Reporter

 

CHICAGO — A six-classroom annex at Prussing Elementary School, 4650 N. Menard Ave., and a new pre-kindergarten center are among a suite of improvements designed to ease overcrowding at Northwest Side Schools by summer 2018, Ald. John Arena (45th) announced Monday.

The alderman crystallized plans that district officials had teased in December, when they announced they’d dedicate more than $50 million toward area school improvements and additions in 2017.

Of that sum, about $4.3 million will pay for …

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