19 May 2010

Celebrate Clark Street Festival

July 24 and 25, 2010
Saturday and Sunday
1:00 P.M. til 11:00 P.M.
Clark Street, between Morse and Touhy
  • Live World Music
  • International Cuisine
  • Children's Activities
  • Arts and Crafts



Neighborhood developments from Town Hall meeting

Neighborhood developments from Town Hall meeting

18 May 2010

Edgewater/Rogers Park Neighborhood Grocers That Are Easier on Your Budget (revised)

Neighborhood Grocers

That Are Easier on Your Budget

(Edgewater and Rogers Park)


6221 N. Broadway

Chicago, IL 60660

Basic pantry - fillers, such as sugar, vegetable oil, flour, and canned fruits and vegetables, are insanely cheap. Their private - label food products are top - notch. Their frozen shrimp stir fry rivals most Chinese take outs! Bonus at this location: No quarters required to use grocery carts!


3201 W. Devon Ave.

Chicago, IL 60659


Plenty of parking, both adjacent to the store and across the street. The store also features impressive deli and bakery departments.


1440 W. Devon Ave.

Chicago, IL 60660


I purchase the majority of my meat, poultry and fish at Devon Market. Frequently, they have specials on lamb and veal cuts. I have bought whole chicken here for a little over $3 each!Inside their rotisserie oven (along with their chicken), Devon Market also offers fresh, hot tamales. Their on-site bakery produces great French bread.

Warning: By the time their produce makes it to the display area, it is already overripe. So if you buy fresh fruits and vegetables here, use it right away!

Note: Don't overlook drug stores as grocery destinations, such as Walgreens!


5515 N. Clark St.

Chicago, IL 60640


Parking can be a real headache at this Andersonville produce market. (And don't even think of parking in Jewel's lot across the street!) This fruit and vegetable market features a great selection of reasonably - priced meats and deli products.


7401 N. Clark St.

Chicago, IL 60626


One can not deny, Rogers Park Fruit Market has held its own in the shadows of the gargantuan Dominick's. From the moment you walk in the door, you notice its international flavour. (In my observation, their customer base appears to be Latinos, and African immigrants.) Especially on weekends when this place is buzzing with activity. The meat counter is an excercise in persistence and patience, as shoppers wait their turn to place their orders. And the quality of the produce? Pretty good! I have bought some of the sweetest black plums on the planet, green - with - envy bananas (but they're delicious once ripened) and other purchases I have considered to be of excellent quality. There is limited parking. Easily accessible via CTA, the business is located within steps of the #22 Clark and PACE buses, as well as the Howard St. Red Line and bus terminal.



2434 W. Devon Ave.

Chicago, IL 60659


If you have spent any length of time on Devon Ave, especially between Western and Kedzie, then you already know that parking in this bustling neighborhood can be a nightmare. Nevertheless, a trip to this mom - and - pop produce market is worthwhile, with its cheap prices and abundant stock of Indian foods and every kind of rice you can think of! A 'halal' meat counter is in the back of the store.


Compiled by: Jackie L. Tajiri

Bike the Drive

May 30, 2010
5:30 A.M. til 10:30 A.M.
Due to The MB Financial Bank Bike the Drive,
Lake Shore Drive will be closed.

15 May 2010

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Body found in back seat of vehicle on N. Side :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Chicago Crime

The 2010 Downtown Evanston Farmers' Market

The Downtown Evanston Farmers' Market
Saturdays 7:30 A.M. thru 1:00 P.M.
May 8th through November 6th, 2010
Intersection of University Place and Oak Avenue
Contact: Zollie Webb 847.448.8138

Over 30 vendors offer fruits, vegetables, meat, flowers, cheese, milk, eggs and baked goods. Performances by musicians from the Evanston community. Purchase grocery bags at the Market or bring your own! This Market accepts the LINK card.


14 May 2010

11 May 2010

Rogers Park 'Real Men Cook

Fundraiser Benefitting
Rogers Park Youth and Families

26th June, 2010
12 Noon - 5 P.M.
Willye B. White Park
1610 West Howard St.
Chicago, Illinois

$5 Adults
$3 Kids under 12

Grilling and Cooking Competition Fee: $20

Panel of judges

Awards for Meat/Veggie Main Courses, Side Dishes and Desserts

"School of Rock" band performance, DJ spinning, family food and fun, refreshments.


The 45th Annual Midsommerfest

The 45th Annual Midsommerfest will take place in the Andersonville neighborhood, June 12 & 13, 2010; on North Clark St. from Foster to Catalpa. (Drivers are reminded that there will be street closures during this event.) The festival usually starts at 11:00 A.M.

There is a suggested donation of $5. Kids under 12, and seniors over 65, FREE. During past Midsommerfests, items for sale have included food, jewelry, clothing and more! There is usually at least one musical stage.


Thybony Moving

Thybony, at Clark and Catalpa, is moving to a new location to make way for a new Walgreens. The home design business's new location has yet to be announced.


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