for the redevelopment of structures that formerly comprised Lincoln
Park Hospital were unveiled Oct. 21 at a community meeting that
attracted 100-plus attendees.
They came to
learn details of the proposed redevelopment plans put together
by developers Michael Supera and Richard Zisook. The two have
been major players on the Chicago real estate scene for four decades.
Two of their more recent notable ventures are complexes at 530
and 600 Lake Shore Drive.
was sponsored by Alderman Vi Daley in collaboration with the Lincoln
Central and Mid North neighborhood associations. READ
(on PBS television) Ken Burns' new series on the National Parks,
the benefits and beauty of nature once again are driven home.
Many of us cannot travel to the Grand Canyon or Yosemite, but
we can enjoy the beauty of nature right in our own city. Notably
through our magnificent parks and our great lake. But also in
our immediate neighborhoods - our boulevards, our parkways, and
our very own back yards. READ
The LCA Watchdog
invites readers to become roving reporters.
to the editor are normal fare. In a reversal of form, this letter
from your editor is an open invitation for all LCA members to
take an active role as we plan the next edition of the LCA Watchdog.
It's all in
the spirit of making the LCA Watchdog newsletter truly a member
all sorts of written contributions (plus your interesting photos,
cartoons, kids' artwork). READ MORE
The Tax Reform
Action Coalition (TRAC) continues its mission to enact a fair
and predictable property tax system in Illinois.
As the 7% property
assessment cap expired prior to the 2009 property tax reassessment,
we are faced, yet again, with the need to fight for reform. We
have joined with state representatives and aldermen in calling
for a renewal of the 7% assessment cap - but that is not the long
term solution. READ MORE
believe," reflects Jon Nordhem. "We're approaching our
fourth decade in Lincoln Park." Best of all, Jon and his
brother Bill, proprietors of the legendary Four Farthings Tavern
and Grill at Lincoln, Dickens and Cleveland Avenues, have no intention
of letting up.
some new items on the menu and we're beginning to see a youthful
changing of the guard in the dining room", Bill observes
with assurance that signature items still draw raves. For regulars
with longtime cravings for the steaks, chops and seafood, "it's
as good as it ever was."
took over in 1981," Jon reminisces," the place was in
desperate need of a makeover. READ MORE
new place to dine in the LCA area is always a cause for celebration,
and La Trattoria del Merlo, located at 1967 N Halsted, tel. 312-951-8200
adds another great choice to our neighborhood's list of outstanding
eating establishments. Specializing in Northern Italian cuisine,
the restaurant is an informal, family friendly place that caters
to our local residents. Its atmosphere can be characterized as
busy, but also casual, and relaxed. It's one of the few restaurants
in the area that's open for lunch, a real boon for local business
owners who are looking for a good place to conduct a business
luncheon. READ MORE
attending the Bauler Park Halloween party on Sunday, Oct. 25,
it really hit home once again what a fabulous neighborhood we
live in! There were literally hundreds of goblins and ghosts accompanied
by their parents. Everyone was having a ball. It was truly a neighborhood
happening. It struck me that more and more cherish city living
and the opportunity to socialize with other neighbors in the area.
In the Lincoln
Park area, as in any urban neighborhood, the safety and security
of its residents is always a concern. While our local police do
an excellent job at protecting us from unwanted intrusion by others,
there are many things that we as citizens can do to secure our
own homes and persons. READ MORE
This tip is
offered by the LCA Safety Committee from suggestions made by the
Chicago Police at recent Chicago Alternative Policing Strategies
(CAPS) meetings in the LCA area. CAPS meetings for LCA residents
north of Armitage are held the second Wednesday of the month,
6:30 pm, at the St, Vincent DePaul Center... READ MORE
Night a Smash Hit with Kids. Parents, too.
The big screen
drew a big crowd on July 21 as Bauler supporters co-hosted movie
night with the Chicago Park District. Families put aside their
dinner and bedtime routines to mingle with neighbors, picnic and
watch "The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep," the story
of a lonely boy who discovers a mysterious egg that hatches a
sea creature of Scottish legend. READ MORE
We are so fortunate
to have Bauler Park in our neighborhood. There is strong interest
in the neighborhood to renovate the park to improve accessibility
and update equipment. Please take a few moments to complete the
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