Friday, December 28, 2012

shared cost sidewalk program

What is the Shared Cost Sidewalk Program? It's a city program in which residents share the cost of repairing city sidewalks in front of their home.  It offers a great value to property owners.   All property owners pay the same square-foot cost for new sidewalk--$3 per square foot--well below what a private contractor would charge.  Senior citizens and those with disabilities will receive a 50% discount.
The 2013 program opens to new applicants Tuesday, January 1, 2013, on a first-come, first served basis.  The program is usually maxed out fast. If you want to apply, do it on January 1st, or as soon as possible after 1/1. 
Applications are accepted only through the City's 311 system.  Call 311 or CLICK HERE to apply online.  You must give the building owner-occupant's complete name, contact phone number, and the building's complete address.
If you applied for the program in previous years, you must apply again in 2013.  For FAQs, CLICK HERE.

Chicago park closure date

Chicago Park District administrative offices and facilities, except for McFetridge Sports Center, will be closed on Monday. This mandatory shut down day is Monday 12/31.

non sequitur Friday

A trio of jazz tunes by the talented Marsalis family for the last Friday of 2012.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

lost cat - update

Update - Matty came home early this morning.  Thanks to all who kept their eyes open for him.


A friend asked me to share the following info.

Lost 12/25 - vicinity of 104th St. between Wood and Prospect.
Matty, beloved family member, very sweet, very shy.
If found or spotted PLEASE call 773 968 9662 anytime.

I hope that someone spots Matty and helps get him home safely.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Chicago park closure dates

Chicago Park District administrative offices and facilities, except for McFetridge Sports Center, will be closed on 2 upcoming dates. These mandatory shut down days are Monday 12/24 and Monday 12/31.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Friday, December 7, 2012

non sequitur Friday

Theme and variations: two takes on an old tune.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

fire assistance update

I previously posted about last weekend's fire on 111th St.  Here are videos from Channel 7 and Channel 2 news about efforts to help the fire victims.  There is still an opportunity to help, if you'd like to do so.

The Morgan Park Fire Victims Fund has just been set up at Standard Bank. Donations will be accepted at Standard Bank, 2400 W. 95th St., Evergreen Park, IL 60805 or at the 19th ward office, 10400 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL 60643. 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Christmas tree sale at the Irish castle

Beverly Unitarian Church is selling Christmas trees as a fundraiser today and tomorrow (12/1 and 12/2) as well as next weekend (12/8 and 12/9) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  They're at 103rd and Longwood.  The parking lot is on the Seeley (uphill) side.  They have about 100 trees available.  For more information, call 773-233-7080.