Category Archives: Portage Park

Memory care center gets warm reception

by BRIAN NADIG A proposal to build a senior memory care center at 3655 N. Central Ave. received a warm reception from the 100 residents who attended a June 29 community meeting

Polish native named pastor of Our Lady of Victory Parish

by BRIAN NADIG A Polish native who grew up in Jefferson Park has been named the new pastor at Our Lady of Victory Parish. The Reverend Michael Wyrzykowski, an associate pastor at

Piano on sidewalk intended to get people’s attention at 6 Corners

by BRIAN NADIG A baby grand piano has been installed on a sidewalk in the 4000 block of North Milwaukee Avenue in the Six Corners shopping district for passers-by to play. The

Jefferson Park to become outdoor silent movie theater on June 16

by BRIAN NADIG Jefferson Memorial Park, 4822 N. Long Ave., will be turned into an outdoor silent movie theater with live organ music on Friday evening, June 16. The 1921 classic silent

16th District to target problem buildings; aldermen plan rally in support of police

by BRIAN NADIG The 16th (Jefferson Park) Police District is looking to step up enforcement against the owners of buildings where drug and gang activity has been reported. The district held an

Neighboring alderman speaks out against Northwest Hwy plan; project supporters seek to end segregation

by BRIAN NADIG A Northwest Side alderman is publicly opposing a zoning proposal in a neighboring ward, a move considered "unusual" since aldermen usually stay out of other aldermen’s wards and affairs.