Ald. Rey Colon

Rey Colón
Alderman, 35th Ward

35th Ward Newsletter 

 March 01, 2012 

 Dear Neighbor,

Property and business owners along Milwaukee Avenue between North Kimball Avenue and North California Avenue in the 35th Ward may now be eligible for grant funding through the Milwaukee Avenue Green Development Corridor grant program.  Check to see if your property is in the corridor at  This 79-acre urban corridor has less than one full acre of park space making it an ideal area to implement storm-water runoff and green infrastructure improvements. Applicants must attend one of the public workshops which take place every three months. Join us to learn about how the grant works and get free consultation from green design professionals:


The First Public Workshop

Milwaukee Avenue Green Development Corridor Grant Program

Tuesday March 13, 2012

7:00 pm

Art Center Logan Square - Avondale

@ the Hairpin Lofts Building

2800 N. Milwaukee Ave. 2nd Floor


The event is free, but please click here to register now!


Congratulations Max Herwig! 


Max is the 1st Place Winner of the Milwaukee IGIG LogoAvenue Green Development Corridor Logo Contest.  We received 31 entries and allowed the general public to vote on three favorites. Max received the most points for this logo which will appear on the web site, all promotional and educational materials.


Max Herwig will be awarded $100 cash and a $50 gift certificate to Revolution Brewing at the March 13th workshop.


You are welcome come and acknowledge him at the first public workshop on March 13, 2012.

Rey Colón
Alderman, 35th Ward

City of Chicago

City Treasurer

"Social Media and

On Line Marketing Contest"


Midnight Friday, March 2nd

$12,000 - Cash and Prizes

Marketing Contest
There is still time to enter!!
We hope that every small business owner in Chicago will consider this contest as we look for the 6 best Social Media and On-Line Marketing Campaigns in Chicago!
ENTER NOW with our easy entry template.
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BACP offers Business Education Workshops throughout the year. The classes are free and open to the public and offered every Wednesday and Friday at BACP, located inside City Hall, 121. LaSalle St. in Room 805.


Class topics focus on start up operations, financing, marketing and more. Classes are taught by industry professionals, not for profit agencies, and city employees.

Click Here For March 2012 Workshop Schedule

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Bike Swap 2012

 Don't let winter's chill

put a damper on your biking life!

Saturday, March 3, 2012
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Pulaski Park Fieldhouse
1419 W. Blackhawk St.
Chicago, IL

Bike Swap Shoppers

Admission to the Chicago Bike Swap is $5 for Active Transportation Alliance members and $10 for nonmembers. Kids 12 and under enter for free. No need to purchase tickets in advance, simply pay at the door.  More Information




Immediate Full Time Position Available

Biofoam® Inc. is the Midwest's preferred Building Envelope Specialist. We provide foam insulation, roofing, waterproofing & intumescent coatings with solutions for energy consumption, indoor air quality & moisture.


Assistant Sprayer / Laborer:

This position performs general manual labor tasks including loading, unloading, lifting, and moving materials. Assisting in a variety of functions with manual labor tasks as needed, requires a high school diploma or its equivalent with 0-2 years of experience in construction or related area. Must be able to climb ladders, operate a reciprocating saw, and staple gun. This person must have the ability to follow precise directions and help maintain a safe, clean, efficient jobsite.




  • Positive attitude
  • Construction knowledge
  • Strong organization & time management skills
  • Strong oral communications
  • Must work well with others
  • Clean appearance
  • Valid driver's license
  • Excellent people skills
  • Drug screening and back ground check performed
  • Physically and mentally strong enough to work in hot, dirty & confined spaces.

Starting wage $12/hour with increases based upon performance

Please email resume to


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Career Announcements
CTA offers an exciting, diverse and rewarding work environment where you'll be a part
of moving hundreds of millions of people per year, safely and reliably, through Chicago
and dozens of neighboring communities.  In fact, our mission is to "deliver quality, affordable transit services that link people, jobs and communities."

Office of

Inspector General

City of Chicago

Open Positions

Career opportunities at the Inspector General's Office!


The Inspector General's Office seeks applications from experienced, qualified individuals. In your packet, please be sure to include a cover letter, resume, completed application, copy of your college and/or graduate transcripts, and writing sample.


Click Here For Job Titles and Descriptions


Complete application should be submitted via e-mail to:



Would you like to become a teacher? 


Grow Your OwnThe "Grow Your Own" Teacher Program is a bachelor's degree program designed to give parents, school staff and community leaders the opportunity to become certified K-8 teachers. The program is run in partnership between the Logan Square Neighborhood Association, Northeastern Illinois University and CPS


Applications available for pick-up at

Logan Square Neighborhood Association (LSNA),

2840 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Deadline: Monday, March 12, 2012

For more information, please contact   

Bertha Medrano: (773) 744-9924 or

Bridget Murphy: (773) 384-4370 ext. 41 or

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Program Associate: Fathers, Families and Healthy Communities Demonstration Project


Estimated Start Date: March 15, 2012


Click Here For More Information

Save The Bees
175th Chicago B Day
On March 4, 2012, the City of Chicago turns 175 years old!  The 175 Ways To Love Chicago project is the Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture's way of honoring the city through sharing residents' personal insights on what makes Chicago one of the greatest cities in the world.

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Logan Square Spring Fling
Benefit for IALS: Sat. March 3rd


Our friends at Hairitics Dye for Your Beliefs are throwing a local fashion, art and hair show to benefit I Am Logan Square! The event starts off with an art reception at the Hairitics salon where you can slip cocktails while enjoying the art of Justus Gillette Roe III.  Then at 9pm the party will move to Cole's for a fashion show with clothes brought to you by Brink Dwellers, hair design by Hairitics, beers by Cole, snacks from Dill Pickle Co-op, local djs and even a break dancing battle! Even more cool events will be happening the rest of the night.


Friday, March 3rd,

7pm - Hairitics, 2340 N. Milwaukee,

9pm - Cole's 2338 N. Milwaukee

Free Admission

Raffle tickets sales go to support IALS!

Chicago Nocturne
Opening Reception March 8th
Get ready for IALS next exhibition, Chicago Nocturne, a multifaceted art show that draws from the rich history of artists using light as inspiration.  Chicago Nocturne is curated by Logan Square residents and SAIC grads, Michael and Viviana Langhoff.

Chicago Nocturne's opening reception


Thursday, March 8th,
6-8:30 pm
I Am Logan Square Gallery
2644 N. Milwaukee Ave
Food and drink provided by Revolution Brewing and Paper Moon Pastry!


will include live music by Alert, a cross-genre hip-hop artist group and singer, songwriter, Catalina Bellizzi as well as readings by Daniel Majid, editor of Logan Square Literary Review, poetry by Anthony Rosati who studied writing at SAIC and a collaborative writing project by the show's curators, Michael and Viviana Langhoff.
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Saturday, March 10, 2012


10:00am to 3:00pm




  Apply for your passport without making an appointment!



Chicago Passport Agency

230 S. Dearborn Street, Suite 1800

Chicago, IL 60604



For passport information, fees and forms,

please visit


Click Here For Passport Location In Illinois 

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Click Here To APPLY NOW!

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Next Bloomingdale Public Meeting

Thursday, March 8th, 2012
6:00-8:00 PM
Yates Elementary School

1839 N. Richmond Street

Chicago IL 60647

Please RSVP to

saac Jones at

We appreciate your commitment to this project

and are looking forward to your continued involvement. 



New "Gallery and Think Space" Brings Unique Vision to Thriving Arts Community of Logan Square

With more than 30 galleries closing their doors in Chicago over the past two years, it takes real guts and determination to open a new gallery.

Taking on the challenge is Beauty and Brawn Art Gallery and Think Space, a multi-media gallery and arts education facility, set to open its doors in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood.

Public grand opening will be held
Saturday, March 17,2012
3501 W. Fullerton Ave. Chicago, IL

Reception from 6 - 10 pm.


For more information about the gallery and the opening, visit Beauty And Brawn Gallery  


"What I set out to achieve," explains gallery owner and photographer Lindsey Meyers, "is to combine the intelligence and intellectual pulse of an art gallery with the indelible power and importance of an education space that truly lies outside the box."





BBQ Brand
BBQ Center
That's right, there's a new menu in town, but don't panic quite yet. All of your old favorites like The Beast and the Rib/Chicken Combo are still there, but we have added a little something extra...power. When "Branding Your Brand", you shall choose your bread (we love the pretzel roll), your meat (burger? maybe pork? perhaps smoked tofu??), and your toppings (so many delightful combinations). You now have the chance to live forever through your legacy in sandwich form, because creation is king and we are handing you the crown.

The possibilities are endlessly delicious. Wide-eyed foodies ourselves, all of us at the restaurant are drooling over these "Brands" already invented by guests: the "JR": the burnt ends burger on a potato bun topped with bacon, smoked gouda, a fried egg and pulled pork...the "Veg Head by Brian": smoked portabella mushroom on a pretzel roll (!) topped with goat cheese and southwestern veggie chili...and the "Ally": pulled pork on ciabatta bread topped with swiss cheese, grilled onions, coleslaw and smoky spicy sauce. Be the next to impress. We can't wait!
Bonus: Fish Fridays at Brand BBQ!
Each and every Friday from 5-10 pm, Brand will once again be offering our "Fish and Chips": a cornbread-battered Cod Po' Boy on a hoagie roll with mixed greens, tomato, coleslaw, citrus tartar sauce and hand cut fries for $11.95. We promise it won't taste like Lent!
Segundo Ruiz Belvis

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In today's economy having an education is more important than ever. However, rising tuition costs have made attending college difficult, and for some, impossible. a company that understands the importance of education to career success, is lightening this burden. Committed to promoting employment for Hispanic professionals, is offering 3 qualified applicants the opportunity to earn full-tuition scholarships for a bachelor or master degree. 


 Visit Website For Details 


Upcoming Events
Maza Azul
Jo Snow Cocktail Event - Tues. March 20, 7:30 pm
Owner of Jo Snow Syrups and local resident Melissa Yen will be at Masa to talk about her delicious Jo Snow syrups. The event includes a three course dinner prepared by Chef Chavez, three original cocktails by Jenny Kessler and more!
Casa Noble Tequila Event-Tues. April 17, 7:30 pm
Casa Noble owner Jose "Pepe" Hermosillo will be at the restaurant to discuss his Certified USDA Organic tequila, which is one of the greatest Super Premium Tequilas ever produced! The event includes a three course dinner, three original Casa Noble cocktails and a flight of Casa Noble tequilas.
Price for each event is $45 per person*
Space is limited - call now to book a spot!

*tax and gratuity not included
Maza Azul located at
2901 W. Diversey Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647


50th Anniversary

LSNA Community Hero Nominees

As part of our 50th Anniversary, LSNA will honor 50 community heroes. These can be folks who were active a long time ago, or people who just got involved last week. Tell us how they help make Logan Square a great community? Tell us who should be recognized as one of LSNA's 50 Community Heroes! 


Nominate A Community Hero Click Here Now!

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5th Annual Chicagoland Green Collar

Jobs Summit--Register Now


The  Chicagoland Green Collar Jobs Initiative is happy to invite you to attend our 5th annual summit!


Five years ago, the Chicagoland Green Collar Jobs Initiative was started by leaders in our region,

committed to making our communities a hub for environmentally sustainable economic development,

and the creation of new, green jobs for historically disadvantaged populations.


This year's summit was developed in partnership with the Illinois Green Economy Network

and The Greenforce Initiative 

  • Date: Thursday, April 12, 2012
  • Time: 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Location: Arturo Velasquez Institute (2800 S. Western Avenue)

Registration Cost:

  • $60 for staff at partner entities
  • $70 for non-partners
  • Click Here to learn more about becoming a partner
  • Registrations are transferable, but non-refundable

Register Now


Chicago Conservation Corp

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Volunteer As a Recycling Block Captain

Become part of a grassroots volunteer network and support the Blue Cart Recycling Program. The City invites residents who live in a Blue Cart area to help spread the word about the program to their neighbors, answer questions, and provide feedback to staff about how the program is working in your area.

Give as little or as much of your time as you're able. In exchange, we provide you with:

  • A monthly email update that includes current recycling rates, events, and initiatives.
  • Tips on how to reach out to your neighbors and tools, such as lawn signs and introduction cards to do so.
  • Information to help you accurately answer recycling related questions.
  • Access to knowledgeable staff to help you resolve issues and further educate you about the program.

Help us build a successful Blue Cart recycling program in your area, reduce the amount of waste in our landfills, encourage new business markets and outlets for recycled products and provide for the safety of our children, families and city workers by eliminating and/or reducing hazards in our garbage.

Become a Recycling Block Captain today or call 312.744.5702 and leave your name, address and phone number and a staff member will return your call.


Sign Up Now!

YSP Tumbao

YSP Fundraiser 2012

April 4, 2012


3213 W. Armitage, Chicago, IL 60647

Live music, food, drinks, raffles and giveaways!

Purchase Tickets Online Now!

for $30 OR by phone (773) 772-6270
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Invites you to attend weekly creative writing workshop




Join us to tell, write, and publish stories about you and your community.




San Lucas Church

2914 W. North Ave.


No experience necessary.  Free and open to all adults.

For more information please call NWA at 773-684-2742

or visit our website at


This program is partially funded by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and is supported by a

CityArts Program II grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs.

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Purchase Wine to Benefit the Dog Park!


The only thing that could make a romance like this better is a little Vino!

Dog Park Spaghetti


Romance the love of your life and us

get one step closer to making this park a reality by purchasing Benefit Wines!

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Wine can be purchased by visiting 

or by phone at (978) 297-5477

OH March 1
Salsa Event

Come one! Come all!

Open Mic Thursdays hosted by
Dawn Marie Galtieri & Dan Stetzel

Don't miss the upcoming show!

March 1 and all year long every Thursday rain or shine!

Bring your music in preferred key

Only $5 (cover includes one free drink-e-poo!)

Can't sing? Sit back, relax, and enjoy some wine and listen to some fabulous divas or divos sing their heart out!
(under 21 welcome)

WHEN: 7:30 to 9pm every Thursday
WHERE: 2800 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl Arts Center, Logan Square - Avondale
produced by Voice of the City and Dan Stetzel

See you there!
Christopher & Dawn Marie
Voice of the City
Sulzen Fine Arts Studio

Sulzen Fine Art Studio 10 Years in Logan Square Anniversary Exhibition


(Logan Square) Sulzen Fine Art Studio is excited to announce the 10 Years in Logan Square Anniversary Group Exhibition on


        SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2012e

5pm- 11pm

2720 W. Saint Georges Court

Chicago, IL


This exhibition will feature over 14 Logan Square and local artists working in mediums ranging from painting, photography, sculpture and mixed media. 

Click Here To Link To Website 

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Support the McCormick Tribune YMCA Youth and Family Programs 

 McCormick YMCA HOUSE 

6th Annual Golf Classic 

Thursday, June 7, 2012 

(Rain Date Thursday, June 14)

Glendale Lakes Golf Club

1550 President Street

Glendale Heights, Illinois 60139


Shot Gun Start 9:00 a.m.

Registration 7:30 a.m.


Chair: Todd Saranecki

Committee Members: Sam Fox, Ed Ruiz, Mollie & Jon Stromberg, Tom Slaughter, Deanna Swanson, Tina Debrass & James Benjamin


For information, please contact Steve Vick at 773.235.2525 or

Baconfest Chicago 2012
Bacon Fest
Saturday, April 14th, 2012
UIC Forum 
The exact times and chef line-up will be announced in early 2012 - but rest assured, we expect most of our spectacular vets to return as well as a myriad of awesome new participants. 


April 14th 2012 is a LONG way off. And the people at Baconfest can't stand the thought of not breaking bacon with at least some of you until then. So, if you haven't already heard, they are hosting 4 Satellite Dinners at specific restaurants November through January.

See BACONFEST CHICAGO 2012 SATELLITE DINNER SERIES ANNOUNCED.  Seating at these dinners is EXTREMELY limited, so get moving on those reservations asap.


For more information visit


35th Ward Community Service Office

2710 N. Sawyer Avenue I  Chicago, IL 60647

Phone:  773-365-3535  I  Fax:  773-365-7391

Office Hours:

Monday 10:00am - 7:45pm

Ward Night Begins at 5:30pm - 7:45pm

Tuesday - Friday 9:00am - 5:30pm

About Alderman Rey Colón

Alderman Rey Colón has been an independent, progressive leader in the City Council since May 2003. Alderman Colón has taken an innovative approach to increasing resident participation in local government and establishing transparency. Through these accomplishments, Alderman Colón carried out conscientious development while preserving our historical landscape and improved the quality of life of the 35th Ward.  His vision builds on these achievements, making the 35th Ward one of the most diverse and exciting areas in Chicago! 

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In This Issue
Alderman Message
Online Marketing Contest
Business Education Workshops
Cook County Procurement Fair
Bike Swap
Biofoam Inc. Full Time Position
CTA Career Announcements
Office Of The Inspector General
"Grow Your Own" Teacher Program
Chicago Jobs Council
Bee Movie Weekend
Chicago 175th Birthday Celebration
IALS Nocturne
Logan Pet Grooming
East Village Youth Program
Fine Arts For Kids
Passport Day In The USA
Advanced Art Gallery
El Cid March Events
Bloomingdale Public Meeting
Gallery and Think Space
Brand BBQ
Fiestas At Old San Juan
Maza Azul Events
LSNA Nominate A Hero
Green Collar Jobs Summit
Lead A Club Chicago Conservation
Local School Council
Blue Cart Distribution Begins
Volunteer As A Recycling Block Captain
YSP Fundraiser
Neighborhood Writing Alliance
Benefit For Dog Park
Logan Square Arts & Business Center
Orchestra Hall
Noche De Salsa
Voice of The City Fine Arts For Kids
Sulzen Fine Arts 10 Year Anniversary
Una Gota De Agua
McCormick Tribune YMCA
Baconfest Chicago 2012
Alderman Contact Information
About Alderman Rey Colón
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35th Ward Recycling Schedule

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