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Special Philanthropy Issue Investing in Our Community The Chamber supports community schools and organizations through grant programs

Your Guide to Services in Northcenter From a new hairdo to a new home, these businesses are at your service

Our Literary ‘Hood Learn more about Northcenter residents and authors Jennifer Allison, Ursula Bielski, James Finn Garner, Molly Moynahan and Mary A. Osborne On the cover: Rehearsal at Windy City Playhouse, a recipient of a Northcenter Chamber of Commerce Grant Photo Credit: Steven E. Gross, Steven E. Gross Photography

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A MESSAGE FROM... Chamber of Commerce President Joe Wilcox To my fellow Northcenter Business Owners, Neighbors and Friends, As the 2017 President of the Northcenter Chamber of Commerce, I want to welcome you to our great neighborhood The Northcenter neighborhood has been home to my family and our business for four generations. In that time, I have watched the neighborhood and its business community grow bigger and stronger, and the Chamber has reflected that growth by adding more enriching programming, increasing and diversifying its membership, turning Ribfest Chicago into a nationally-recognized destination event and reinvesting money back into our local schools and nonprofit organizations. As a longtime Northcenturian, I am particularly proud of that last item. Our local schools and nonprofit organizations are an essential part of this tight-knit, neighborly community, and the Chamber has made it a priority to support them through the Ribfest Volunteer Grant and Philanthropy programs, and we are sharing some of the great stories of these partnerships in this year’s guide. Our local business community has an incredible generosity of spirit, demonstrated through participation in Chamber events like our annual Season of Giving drive for Common Pantry, hosting or sponsoring events in support of local schools and charities and through a commitment to friendly, welcoming customer service. I hope you will use this guide as a resource to explore Northcenter and choose to patronize local, independent businesses. When you shop local, you support the community and its continued prosperity.

47th Ward Alderman Ameya Pawar Dear Neighbors, I welcome you to Chicago’s 47th Ward featuring the vibrant North Center community, one of the most desirable places to live, work, play and do business in Chicago. Known for excellent schools, beautiful homes and gardens, walkable neighborhoods with nearby parks and playlots, and a renovated METRA and CTA public transit system, the area continues to improve with new school additions, renovated utility mains, completed streetscapes, proposed and built developments, and new businesses in tune with the needs and wants of this in-touch community. Our local business scene boosts popular ethnic restaurants and themed taverns, clothing and gift shops, home supply stores and supermarkets, new art galleries and established live theaters, all within reach by a pleasant stroll. North Center is sought out by many new businesses including preschools, specialty grocery stores, fitness centers, wine shops and restaurants. My office works every day to help new and existing business to thrive in the 47th Ward. Come visit the 47th Ward Public Service Office at 4243 N. Lincoln Avenue or call 773-868-4747 if we can help you or answer any questions. If you want to know about happenings around the ward, sign up for our weekly newsletter at www.chicago47.org. Sincerely, Ameya Pawar Alderman, 47th Ward

If you are not a member and you are interested in finding out more about the fantastic benefits the Northcenter Chamber provides to local businesses, I encourage you to stop by our offices on Lincoln Avenue, or better yet, come on out to one of our community events and see for yourself why this Chamber is truly as special as the people who work and live in the neighborhood. By staying connected with the neighborhood, supporting local businesses and helping our neighbors, we can ensure a bright future for our neighborhood. Your fellow Northcenturian, Joseph Wilcox President, Northcenter Chamber of Commerce Owner of The Wilcox Company

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CONTENTS

Restaurant & Entertainment Guide.....................................................12

A Message From........................................................................................ 2 Chamber of Commerce President Joe Wilcox............................. 2 47th Ward Alderman Ameya Pawar................................................. 2

Our Literary ‘Hood................................................................................... 17 James Finn Garner............................................................................... 17 Jennifer Allison.....................................................................................21

Welcome to Northcenter......................................................................... 4

Mary A. Osborne.................................................................................33

Great Neighborhood Checklist ........................................................ 4

Ursula Bielski........................................................................................40

Community Events................................................................................ 4

Molly Moynahan..................................................................................46

Making an Impact: investing In Our Community.......................... 5

Classes/Children’s Programs/Schools...............................................19

Chamber Invests in Local Community Groups............................. 5

Community Organizations/Houses of Worship/Outreach & Services.........................................................23

Businesses Who Give Back................................................................ 5 About the Northcenter Chamber of Commerce............................... 6 Be a Voice in Your Community! ....................................................... 6 Special Service Area #38 .................................................................. 6 Northcenter Chamber of Commerce Staff..................................... 6 2017 Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors ....................... 7 Northcenter’s Service Businesses....................................................... 8 Northcenter Community Map................................................................ 9 Information was compiled and published June 2017 by the Northcenter Chamber of Commerce. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information in this directory. The Northcenter Chamber of Commerce cannot guarantee the correctness of all the information available to us and assumes no liability arising from error or omission. Send all comments to: Northcenter Chamber of Commerce, 4054 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60618. Copyright 2017, the Northcenter Chamber of Commerce. All rights reserved. Photographs used in this publication are owned and/or copyrighted by others. Reproducing any part of this directory by photocopying, by electronic storage and retrieval or by any other means is prohibited.

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Healthcare/Wellness/Fitness...............................................................25 Real Estate/Real Estate Services.........................................................31 Retail & Service Businesses.................................................................35 Business Index.........................................................................................46 Category Index..........................................................................................51 Advertiser Index.......................................................................................52 Philanthropy Grant Listing....................................................................52

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WELCOME TO NORTHCENTER Great Neighborhood Checklist Food & Drink: Whether you enjoy Michelin guide-acclaimed gastronomic delights, hidden neighborhood comfort-food dives or authentic regional cuisines from around the globe, Northcenter has mouthwatering dining options for all tastes. If you are looking for a drink afterwards, you can find everything from exquisite craft cocktails to $1 cans at one of more than 30 neighborhood bars and taverns. Late last year, The Hop Review readers named Northcenter the best Chicago neighborhood for beer, and with acclaimed breweries like Half Acre Beer Company, Begyle, Spiteful and Dovetail Brewery, Northcenter is the beating heart of Chicago’s craft brew movement. Shopping: Independent businesses and mom ‘n’ pop shops are the backbone of any community, and Northcenter has some of Chicago’s best hidden gems. From games and comic books to handmade jewelry and accessories; from craft brews to crafting supplies, your new favorite store is around the corner, so go ahead and treat yourself. Be sure to check out the “Maker's Row” on Lincoln Avenue, south of Irving Park, for beautiful furniture, handmade accessories and more.

Real Estate: Over the past several years, Chicago Magazine, WGN and real estate leaders like Redfin and Movoto have all named Northcenter one of the hottest neighborhoods in Chicago to live and buy real estate, citing the neighborhood’s ideal location, community and great education options. Northcenter single-family and condo home sales have been steadily rising, and the neighborhood remains one of Chicago’s most stable and sought-after real estate markets. Education: Bell Elementary and Coonley Elementary are two of the finest schools in the Chicago Public School system. Ravenswood School, a fine arts-focused neighborhood magnet, is a hidden gem with a strong sense of community. A robust private school selection rounds out your great education options, and the influx of new families has brought a number of high-quality early childhood care centers to Northcenter. Community: From families who have been in the neighborhood for decades to a new influx of young professionals, Northcenter combines big-city life with a neighborly attitude. Community events such as Ravenswood ArtWalk and the Chamber’s own Ribfest Chicago and Summer Concert Series bring people from all walks of life together. You will also find plenty of organizations and service providers improving quality of life for veterans, senior citizens and people with disabilities, as well as religious communities for many faiths.

Community Events The Northcenter Chamber of Commerce is proud to host the following events. Community events are FREE except as noted.

Entertainment: You don’t have to go downtown or to Second City to enjoy a great night out at the theater. Northcenter has some of the city’s best performing arts gems. Enjoy Chicago’s most beloved art form—improv comedy—at Cornservatory, Bughouse Theater and the Laugh Out Loud theater. Music lovers will fall for Martyrs’, one of Chicago’s top spots for great local and national musical acts. Take in a world of tunes at other eclectic venues around the neighborhood, or give the dance floor a spin at Dance Center Chicago. Check out acclaimed live theatre right here at American Theater Company and Windy City Playhouse, or visit any number of local pubs for captivating storytelling and “live lit” nights. Or, gather up some friends and visit one of the neighborhood’s two bowling alleys. There’s truly something for everyone! Travel: A variety of transit options conveniently connect Northcenter to the whole city. Three CTA Brown Line stations, nearby Ravenswood Metra station and key bus routes along Irving Park, Damen, Ashland and Western make Northcenter a hub for North Side travel. For more active commuters, Northcenter is one of the city’s most bike-friendly neighborhoods, with designated bike lanes on Damen Avenue, shared lanes on Lincoln and a bike-sharing station in Northcenter Town Square.

Ribfest Chicago Lincoln Ave., Irving Park to Berteau June 9, 5–10 PM; June 10 and June 11, Noon–10 PM $10 donation requested to benefit locals schools and nonprofits Northcenter Summer Concert Series Northcenter Town Square Wednesday evenings at 7 PM July 5, 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16* (*Movie Night-Subject to change) Northcenter Shop ‘N’ Stroll Saturday, August 26 RestauranTour Wednesday, September 13 $10/person, tickets on sale two weeks prior to event Halloween Trick-or-Treat Northcenter Town Square Saturday, October 28 at 10 AM Veterans Day Observance North Center Senior Satellite Center, 4040 N. Oakley, Saturday, November 11 at 11 AM Northcenter Holiday Event Saturday, December 2 Eggstravaganza 2018 Northcenter Town Square Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 10 AM

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MAKING AN IMPACT: INVESTING IN OUR COMMUNITY Chamber Invests in Local Community Groups Investment in our community has been one of the guiding principles of the Northcenter Chamber of Commerce. In addition to events and programs that support economic and community development in Northcenter, the Chamber takes a more direct approach to giving back to the community. Since 2008, the Chamber has given more than $300,000 to local schools and nonprofits through our philanthropy programs, and in this very special issue of the Northcenter Community Guide, we offer a look at the programs and initiatives the Chamber has supported and the local schools and nonprofits making an impact in Northcenter, and making our neighborhood a little more, well, neighborly.

Volunteers are the lifeblood of Ribfest and help ensure the festival runs smoothly. The Volunteer Grant Program is a win/win for the Chamber and the program’s beneficiaries. Each group that volunteers 30 or more people for one or more time slots over the course of the event is awarded a cash grant. The program is growing every year, not only in the number of volunteers, but participating organizations. In 2016, through this innovative program, Ribfest Chicago awarded about $20,000 in Volunteer Grants to schools and community organizations that education, engage youth, fight hunger and provide essential services. We hope to make an even greater impact in the years to come.

Businesses Who Give Back We are proud to showcase the Chamber’s philanthropic efforts in this year’s Community Guide, but we also wanted to take a moment to highlight the ways our business community is giving back to the neighborhood directly. We asked some of our local business owners to share why supporting the community is important to them, and highlight the ways they’re doing it. These are just a few of many examples, and we’ll be sharing more stories on our website, northcenterchamber.com.

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In 2016, through the Chamber’s annual philanthropy program, we were able to help purchase equipment for CHIRP Radio’s new terrestrial broadcast, support programs for students with special needs at Coonley Elementary, help fund construction and equipment for a new gym at GiGi’s Playhouse’s Northcenter location, support Common Pantry’s initiatives to help break the cycle of poverty, help upgrade the basketball facilities at the Neighborhood Boys & Girls Club and more! You’ll be able to read more about these efforts and more throughout the guide. The Chamber’s largest event, Ribfest Chicago, began as a fundraiser to support our work. As the festival grew, the Chamber and Big Buzz Idea Group saw an opportunity to give back to the community more directly, and the Ribfest Volunteer Grant Program was born.

When Dan Scott was growing up in suburban Michigan, his mother visited a clothing store and asked them to hang up a poster for an upcoming play at Scott’s school. The store manager not only refused to put up the poster, but scoffed at the idea of contributing to the neighborhood. So when Scott opened his UPS Store location on Lincoln Avenue, that childhood experience showed him the exact opposite of what he wanted his store to be. “I knew then that I wanted to show that we’re not only in the community, but for the community,” Scott says. In addition to involvement with the Chamber, Scott and the UPS Store are enthusiastic supporters of our local elementary school, Coonley Elementary. The UPS Store is one of dozens of neighborhood businesses that support Coonley as part of Coonley Core, the school’s business sponsorship program. As a “Platinum Level” member of Coonley Core, Scott prints the packets for Coonley’s annual Spring Fling fundraiser for free. “It’s a labor of love,” Scott says. “We can’t lose sight of taking care of our neighbors.”

The gift of wellness After a rigorous run of helping clients through squats and deadlifts, the trainers at Orange Shoe Fitness take their role to Neumann Family Services, where they teach clients healthy habits and enjoy fun, engaging workouts. In 2013, trainers at Orange Shoe began twiceweekly trainings with clients from the agency, which promotes quality of life, inclusion and independence for people with disabilities, about cardiovascular health, strength and other areas of wellness. continued on page 7

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ABOUT THE NORTHCENTER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE The Northcenter Chamber of Commerce is a business and community development organization committed to fostering a vibrant neighborhood and local business district. Since 1946, the Northcenter Chamber of Commerce has promoted the interests and wellbeing of the Northcenter community. Over the past 70 years, as the Northcenter neighborhood has evolved into a renowned destination for everything from top-notch schools to craft breweries, the Northcenter Chamber has grown from a small merchants’ association to a thriving and diverse membership of almost 400 businesses and organizations and a robust calendar of programming for businesses and the community. Membership is open to any individual, business or organization located, doing business in, or intending to do business in Northcenter. In addition to promotion and advocacy for local businesses, the Chamber works to enrich the community through fun, family-friendly seasonal events including holiday celebrations, Halloween and Easter celebrations, Veterans’ Day programming, the Summer Concert Series, RestauranTour and, of course, Ribfest Chicago.

Be a Voice in Your Community! The Chamber is here for you! Whether you’re well established in the neighborhood or just starting out, we offer a variety of services that help grow your business and strengthen your business community. You don’t have to own a business to take advantage of what the Chamber has to offer; many of our members are professionals who live and conduct business in the neighborhood.

Benefits of Chamber membership include: • Marketing opportunities through newsletters and a robust social media program • Listings on the Chamber website & in the annual directory • A set of mailing labels to reach other Chamber members with promotion initiatives • Updates about important community information

Go Beyond the Guide! Go beyond the guide! For regular information about local businesses, dynamic events, great deals from your favorite local shops and restaurants and much more, be sure to sign up for our Northcenter Chamber newsletters! Sign up at our website, northcenterchamber. com, or at facebook.com/northcenter.

Special Service Area #38 Special Service Area #38 was created in 2006 to provide enhanced cleaning, landscaping, snow removal and other services on Northcenter’s primary streets and to help promote Northcenter as a vibrant community for residents and business owners. The SSA provides a locally controlled way for the community to implement enhancements in the way neighborhood stakeholders envision them, and ensures that local tax dollars are reinvested in the community, going to services that directly benefit the community. SSA #38 is a “clean and green” SSA, focusing on core supplemental services to improve the safety and aesthetic appeal of the Northcenter neighborhood’s key streets, therefore beautifying the community and contributing to the value of local businesses and homes. Over the past year, SSA #38 provided Northcenter with sidewalk snow removal, litter pickup and sidewalk maintenance, weed removal and planting and maintenance of the sidewalk planters, hanging baskets and pedestal beds around the neighborhood, as well as maintenance of the Irving Park Road streetscape between Ravenswood Avenue and the Chicago River. SSA #38 is expecting great things in the years to come, including focusing more efforts on developing our neighborhood public spaces such as Northcenter Town Square and the continued growth of the Retail Northcenter initiative, which connects prospective business owners to vacant properties in the area. For more information about SSA #38, please visit the Chamber website at northcenterchamber.com.

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• Job and deal postings through the Chamber website and digital marketing channels • Promotional opportunities at seasonal community events, including Halloween Trick-Or-Treat, Eggstravaganza and the Summer Concert Series • Exposure from Ribfest Chicago, one of Chicago’s largest summer street festivals • Access to networking, social and business-to-business events • Opportunities to build relationships in the community Even when there’s not an event opportunity, the Northcenter Chamber is there for you. If you need a local specialist, are looking to work with another business or want exposure within a certain area, contact the Chamber and we can help! Together, we can work to build on a thriving, collaborative business community.

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“Anyone can write a check, but when you donate your time and your service to help people live a healthier, better life, it has a great impact,” says Orange Shoe Fitness owner Wade Anderson. “We are happy to give back to the community.”

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In addition to physical activity, the trainers also include anatomy lessons, creating an educational opportunity for Neumann’s clients. “We’ll let them know what muscles we’re working on,” Anderson told DNAInfo.com. “We’ll say, ‘We’re doing it for our glutes!’” The trainers have also worked with clients on nutrition and have seen positive results. The gift of creating those habits can last a lifetime, and Orange Shoe’s work is appreciated.

A team effort

Executive Committee Joe Wilcox, The Wilcox Company President | Property Management Committee

This year, the Chamber honored Cheryl Maliszewski of Mainstream Boutique (far right below) and Carrie Bowers of embellish Boutique (second from left below) with the Garrett FitzGerald Corporate Citizenship Award, given annually to a local business going above and beyond for the community.

Tom Fencl, The Davis Theater Vice President | Philanthropy Committee, Ribfest Committee Kathleen Gallagher, Wintrust Treasurer | Finance/Audit Committee Eileen Lysaught, Lysaught Law Offices Secretary | Membership; Bylaws, Policy & Procedures Committee

Directors Kathy Chapman, DNAInfo.com Chicago Membership Committee Bob Denneen, Denneen Public Affairs Nominating & Board Development Committee Maggie Jablonska, SERVPRO of Ravenswood Neighborhood Assets & Enhancements Committee Joel Lefkowitz, MB Financial Bank Kevin Krasney, Cole’s Appliance & Furniture Co. Alex Markov, Markov Consulting Services Finance Committee Michael McHugh, Harvest Outdoor Media Marketing & PR Committee Maribel Selva, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Ribfest Committee Sarah Spraker, Concordia Place Community Events Committee Rico Tallud, Be Well. The Art of Asian Therapies Nominating & Board Development Committee

One particularly impressive aspect of Bowers and Maliszewski’s work was the emphasis on collaboration, and they sought to work together on an event that would bring both stores together. The answer came when they overheard two customers discussing Marie Kondo’s book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. “They wondered where they could donate their pieces after they went through their closets and jewelry boxes,” Bowers says. “I realized that day that we should offer that to our customers!” The plan grew from there: both stores offered customers an opportunity to bring unwanted or unused jewelry in to embellish and clothing to Mainstream for a 20% discount to both stores. From there, all the clothes and accessories were donated to Sarah’s Circle, a local women’s shelter. The event was a great success: Customers appreciated the chance to give their clothes to a good cause, and Sarah’s Circle appreciated the high volume of donations! They were even able to offer two events for their members, to take clothing and accessories for job interviews. “As business owners in an industry that puts us in front of many people, it is important that we set a good example for others and send a message that we can all give back together,” Bowers says. “Business owners do need to support schools and different organizations in their community. We are thankful for the community giving us so much support.”

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NORTHCENTER’S SERVICE BUSINESSES

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This year, we’re putting the spotlight on our member service businesses, covering everything from getting a new hair style to finding a new place to call home. Learn more about these featured businesses. 1 The FIT Institute, 2500 W. Bradley Place, Unit F....................................... 36 2 Chicago Vein Institute, 2333 W. Irving Park Rd......................................... 28 3 Healthy Smiles, Inc., 2005 W. Addison St................................................... 52 4 Saint Andrew School, 1710 W. Addison St................................................... 28 5 North Center Animal Hospital, 1808 W. Addison St................................. 36 6 Present Place Chicago, 3701 N. Ravenswood Ave. ................................. 28 7 Curtain Couture, 3722 N. Lincoln Ave.......................................................... 44 8 Northcenter Rug Cleaners, 3726 N. Lincoln Ave....................................... 51 9 John Kent—American Family Insurance, 3805 N. Lincoln Ave............. 44 10 Guaranteed Rate—Joe Burke, 3940 N. Ravenswood Ave. ................... 44 11 A-1 Jewelry & Coin, 1827 W. Irving Park Rd................................................. 28

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12 Tim Thavis—Team Tim Allstate Insurance, 3843 N. Lincoln Ave.......... 28 13 Wintrust Bank North Center, 1946 W. Irving Park Rd................................ 17 14 Kane Insurance Group, 4016 N. Lincoln Ave............................................... 51 15 Ruby Nails, 4017 N. Lincoln Ave..................................................................... 44 16 The UPS Store, 4044 N. Lincoln Ave. ........................................................... 17 17 Natural Touch Chiropractic Center, 4361 N. Lincoln Ave......................... 51 18 Tolentino-Moser Insurance Agency, Inc., 2015 W. Montrose Ave........ 36

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Member Businesses Serving the Northcenter Neighborhood Bergen Counseling Center, 1945 W. Wilson Ave., Ste. 6113......................... 36 Dun-Wel Lithograph Co., 3338 N. Ravenswood Ave..................................... 44 Great Clips Lincoln Square, 2321 W. Lawrence Ave........................................ 17 Leigh Marcus Chicago Realtor, 1586 N. Clybourn Ave.................................. 44 Lincoln Square Athletic Club, 4662 N. Lincoln Ave........................................ 28 Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park Rd......................................................... 44

June 9, 10 & 11 Gives Back to the Community Your donation at the gate helps support our local schools, nonprofits and community groups. Look http://www.ribfest-chicago.com for “Making an Impact” throughout this guide to see some of the organizations who have benefited.

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RESTAURANT & ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE BAKERIES Blue Sky Bakery & Cafe Lisa Thompson 3720 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 880-9910 lisa@blue-sky-bakery.org http://blue-sky-bakery.org Cookie Spin by Innovative Indulgences Joseph Lamondi 4350 N. Leavitt St. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 739-9400 info@cookiespinchicago.com http://cookiespinchicago.com/

BARS & BREWERIES Begyle Brewing Co. Kevin Cary 1800 W. Cuyler Ave., 1E Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 661-6963 oh.hey@begylebrewing.com http://begylebrewing.com

Cork Lounge Tony/Sophia Ristov 1822 W. Addison St. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 404-5318 corklounge@gmail.com http://www.corklounge.com

Martyrs’ Ray Quinn 3855 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 404-9494 rayquinn@martyrslive.com http://www.martyrslive.com

Dovetail Brewery, Inc. Hagen Dost 1800 W. Belle Plaine Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 558-7553 info@dovetailbrewery.com http://dovetailbrewery.com

Save More Lounge Jason Ward 4060 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 218-1444

Grace & Leavitt Tavern 2157 W. Grace St. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 472-1138 kate@rubyroom.com http://www.graceandleavitt.com

Julius Meinl Laura Kedziora 4115 N. Ravenswood Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 883-1862 laura.kedziora@meinl.com

Half Acre Beer Company David Bowers 4257 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 248-4038 david@halfacrebeer.com http://www.halfacrebeer.com

Starbucks—Irving Park Rd. Dana Hetrick 1601 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (224) 563-7268 s48615@starbucks.com

COFFEE SHOPS

Starbucks—Western Ave. Andrew Gancarz-Hinkle 3640 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 935-9086 s20797@retail.starbucks.com

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Four Star Brass Band David Ernsthausen p: (847) 942-4439 fourstarbrassband@gmail.com http://www.fourstarbrassband.com

LIVE THEATER American Theater Company Gabriel Benghiat 1909 W. Byron St. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 409-4125 info@atcweb.org http://www.atcweb.org Bughouse Theater Joseph Burton 1910 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 296-6167 bughouse@bughousetheater.com http://www.bughousetheater.com/

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RESTAURANTS

Corn Productions Robert Bouwman 4210 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 650-1331 cornproductions@sbcglobal.net http://www.cornservatory.org

A.J. Hudson’s Public House Jamie Hale 3801 N. Ashland Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 348-2767 jamie@ajhudsonspublichouse.com http://www.ajhudsonspublichouse.com

Laugh Out Loud Chicago Lillian Frances 3851 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 857-6000 lfrances@chicagocomedy.com http://lolimprov.com

Apart Pizza Company Bianca Ganvik 5624 N. Broadway Ave. Chicago, IL 60660 p: (773) 784-1550 info@apartpizzacompany.com http://www.apartpizzacompany.com

Windy City Playhouse Evelyn Jacoby 3014 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (312) 374-3196 evelyn@windycityplayhouse.com http://windycityplayhouse.com/

Armand’s Pizzeria Gary Vartabedian 4159 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 463-5200 gary.vartabedian@gmail.com www.armandspizzeriaexpress.com

MOVIE THEATER

ARTango South American Bistro Maria Alferov 4767 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60625 p: (872) 208-7441 info@artangocenterchicago.com http://www.artangobistro.com

Davis Theater Tom Fencl 4614 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60625 p: (773) 769-3999 info@davistheater.com http://www.davistheater.com

BBQ King Smokehouse Jason Szmurlo 125 E. Calhoun St. Woodstock, IL 60098 p: (815)338-3477 Sales@bbqkingsmokehouse.com http://bbqkingsmokehouse.com/

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BBQ Supply Company Jared Leonard 6954 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60645 p: (312) 771-0401 jared@backcountryq.com https://www.bbqsupply.com/

Cafe Orchid Iho Batnasan 1746 W. Addison St. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 327-3808 cafeorchid@yahoo.com http://www.cafeorchid.com

Big Bricks Nick Kontolonis 3832 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 525-5022 bigbrickschicago@gmail.com http://www.brickschicago.com

Capt’n Nemo’s 3650 N. Ashland Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 929-7687 steve@capnemos.com http://www.capnemos.com

Brownstone Tavern & Grill Justin Witalka 3937 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 528-3700 brownstonetaverngrill@gmail.com http://www.brownstonetavern.com

Mike Payne 1701 W. Lawrence Ave. Chicago, IL 60640 p: (773) 271-0900 byronshd@aol.com http://www.byronshotdogs.com

Caron Arc Bar & Board Ben Munro 4614 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, il 60625 p: (773) 769-3999 ben@davistheater.com www.davistheater.com/carbon-arc-bar

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Celtic Crown Public House Joe Hernandez 4301 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 588-1110 celticcrown@lastcalltaverngroup.com http://www.celticcrownpub.com

Fountainhead Darby Putman 1970 W. Montrose Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 697-8204 darby@fountainheadchicago.com http://www.fountainheadchicago.com

Laschet’s Inn Matthew Lodge 2119 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 478-7915 mattjlodge@gmail.com http://www.laschetsinn.com

Mr. B’s BBQ Christopher Bogyo 4160 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 880-1100 b.chris10@yahoo.com http://www.mrbsbbqchicago.com/

Chicago’s Pizza and Pasta Martin Flores 1919 W. Montrose Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 477-2777 chicagospizza3114@yahoo.com http://www.chicagos-pizza.com

House of Wah Sun Mark Chiang 4319 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 477-0800 markchiang@gmail.com www.houseofwahsunchicago.com

Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria Meggi Lindberg 4340 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 654-4000 mlindberg@loumalnatis.com http://www.loumalnatis.com

Mrs. Murphy and Sons Irish Bistro Brian Murphy 3905 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 248-3905 irishbistro@gmail.com http://www.irishbistro.com

Danny’s Egghead Diner Horacio Coronel 2012 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 857-0171 eggheaddiner@yahoo.com http://www.eggheaddiner.com

Jeri’s Grill Frank DiPiero 4357 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 604-8775 frankdp4@yahoo.com

Marmalade Gus Katsafaros 1969 W. Montrose Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 883-9000 guskatsafaros@yahoo.com http://www.marmaladechicago.com

Nami Sushi Bar May Laovechaprasit 1828 W. Montrose Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (872) 241-4407 namiinchicago@gmail.com http://www.namicuisine.com

Monty Gaels Tavern & Grill Lisa Marie Benton 4356 N. Leavitt St. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 279-4900 kevin@vaughanhospitality.com http://www.montygaels.com

O’Donovan’s Pub & Restaurant Frankie Zela 2100 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 478-2100 odonovans2100@gmail.com http://www.odonovansbar.com

Dos Ricco's Mexican Asian Fusion Ricardo Meza 4064 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (872) 206-5789 dosriccos@gmail.com http://dosriccos.com

Kitsune Restaurant and Pub Iliana Regan 4229 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 kitsunerestaurant@gmail.com http://www.kitsunerestaurant.com

The Piggery Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro

www.thepiggerychicago.com

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Orange Garden Restaurant Benn Ruan 1942 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 525-7479 bruan73@yahoo.com http://eatorangegarden.com

Ravenswood Q Alex Grozdic 1800 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 472-1800 info@ravenswoodq.com http://www.ravenswoodq.com

Robinson’s #1 Ribs Don Ceaser 1341 W Fullerton Ave., # 262 Chicago, IL 60614 p: (312) 337-1399 don@ribs1.com http://www.ribs1.com

Slim’s Chicago Matt Szontagh 2020 W. Montrose Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 878-7546 slimschicago@gmail.com http://slimschicago.com

Pi-Hi Cafe Fares Zanayed 3539 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 472-7444 pihicafe@gmail.com http://pi-hi.com

Reclaimed Bar and Restaurant John Lynch 3655 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 857-0943 john@bighatt.com https://www. reclaimedbarandrestaurant.com/

Rocks Northcenter Tim Shepardson 4138 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 857-1793 tim@rocksbargroup.com http://rocksbargroup.com

Smoke Daddy Josh Rutherford 1804 W. Division St. Chicago, IL 60622 p: (773) 278-1177 dunlaysmgmt@aol.com http://www.thesmokedaddy.com

Savanna Restaurant Luis Calderon 4111 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 600-0713 savannarestaurant@gmail.com

Taco In A Bag Tim Brown 4603 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60625 p: (773) 954-2114 gravy@tacoinabag.com http://tacoinabag.com/

PitchFork Mike Latino 2922 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 866-2010 mlatino22@sbcglobal.net http://www.pitchforkchicago.com Q-BBQ Jon Palak 70 S. La Grange Rd. Lagrange, IL 60525 p: (773) 281-7800 Eat@Q-BBQ.com http://www.q-bbq.com/home

Red Eyes Coffee Mong Oanh Duong 4164 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 601-0056 mongoanh9@yahoo.com Resi’s Bierstube Richard Stober 2034 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 472-1749 Rich@alleventsentertainment.com http://www.resisbierstube.com

ServYoSelf 2024 W. Montrose Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 531-3388 servyoself@gmail.com

Tavern on Little Fort Matthew Baldino 4128 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 360-1869 info@littleforttavern.com http://www.littleforttavern.com/

Cork Lounge www.corklounge.com

cork lounge

1822 w. addison chicago il 773.404.5318 corklounge@gmail.com corklounge.com

Wild Goose Bar and Grill www.wildgoosebar.com

The Northman Cider Pub & Bistro

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MANDARIN • SZECHWAN • CANTONESE DINE IN • CARRY OUT • DELIVERY

House of Wah Sun 4319 N. Lincoln Ave. www.wahsun2go.com

Order Online

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(773) 477-0800 Closed Mondays

Resi's Bierstube

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July 5, 12, 19, 26

The Piggery Ken Pospiech 1625 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 281-7447 kenpospiech@gmail.com http://www.thepiggerychicago.com Tortorice’s Pizza Frank Anzalone 2101 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 583-4200 feedback@tortoricespizza.com http://www.tortoricespizza.com/

Tuscan Hen Market

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Wednesdays @ 7 PM

The Globe Pub 1934 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 871-3757 support@theglobepub.com http://theglobepub.com

August 2, 9, 16

Wild Goose Bar and Grill Andrew Ermen 4265 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 281-7112 parties@wildgoosebar.com http://www.wildgoosebar.com Zaytune Mediterranean Grill Daniel Sarkiss 4322 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773)-961-7199 zaytunegrill@gmail.com http://www.zaytunegrill.com/

SPORTS & RECREATION McFetridge Sports Center 3843 N. California Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (312) 235-7150 http://mcfetridgesportscenter.com/

Lorraine Orbon 4019 N. Damen Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 446-2380 tuscanhenmarket@gmail.com http://www.tuscanhenmarket.com/

The PrivateBank Fire Pitch David Berchem 3626 N. Talman Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 327-3473 info@fire-pitch.com http://fire-pitch.com

Via Lima Restaurant Eni Cadena 4024 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 348-4900 info@vialimachicago.com http://www.vialimachicago.com

Waveland Bowl Gary Handler 3700 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 472-5900 gary@wavelandbowl.com http://www.WavelandBowl.com

Wasabi Café Paul Lim 3908 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 698-6252 polopla@hotmail.com http://www.wasabicafe.com

TRADE ASSOCIATION Illinois Restaurant Association 33 W. Monroe St. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (312) 380-4138 http://illinoisrestaurants.org

Saturday, August 26

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OUR LITERARY ‘HOOD

Walking a Tightrope

Northcenter has something for everyone, but did you know our neighborhood has a huge writing community? Between accomplished, published novelists, educators and live-lit storytellers and producers, we have many talented neighbors putting their words on page and stage. We are proud this year, for the first time ever, to feature a host of local authors’ works in our community guide. Visit our website at www.northcenterchamber.com for more on each of these talented wordsmiths and where to purchase their work.

James Finn Garner James Finn Garner, who lives in the Northcenter neighborhood, is the author of the international best-seller Politically Correct Bedtime Stories and the awardwinning clown noir mystery series starring “Rex Koko, Private Clown”. A former columnist for Chicago Magazine, he often performs in live lit events around Chicago. Enjoy these verses from Bardball.com, a site for daily baseball doggerel he has operated for 10 seasons. His work can be found at www.jamesfinngarner.com.

(Published after Game 5 of the World Series) Chicago fans live and breathe hope Yet Joe’s moves would’ve frightened the pope. Did he forget he had Wood, Grimm and Strop When from the pen Aroldis did lope? Was he “giving himself enough rope” Or following his horoscope, Hurtling down a treacherous slope By aggressively pushing the envelope? Was our genius skipper really a dope? Nope!

Christmas Eve in October (Published on the first day of the 2016 postseason) The drenching rains have parted An autumn breeze comes in Can they finish what they started? Old doubts keep crawling in But true joy reigns in Wrigleyville The pre-game mood is bright The halo ’round the Cubs there still Undimmed til first pitch tonight. Learn more about another one of our neighborhood authors, Jennifer Allison, on page 21.

Your guide to services in Northcenter

Great Clips Lincoln Square 2321 W. Lawrence Ave.

Wintrust Bank North Center 1946 W. Irving Park Rd.

The UPS Store 4044 N. Lincoln Ave.

Need to fix your ‘do before school picture day or a big job interview? Great Clips Lincoln Square has you covered. This clean, professional, family-owned salon offers affordable, quality haircuts for children and adults, with no appointments necessary and an easy-to-use online check-in system.

Wintrust Bank offers banking solutions tailored to its customers, their needs and this community. Whether you’re looking for a checking account for your family, a mortgage for your home or a loan for your business, Wintrust can help. As a true community bank, it goes beyond banking to help contribute to a better Chicago and the neighborhoods it serves.

The UPS Store is your locally owned source for printing, packing and shipping needs, but did you know it can also bring your 3D concepts to life? A groundbreaking 3D printing service allows you to create architectural models, prototypes, custom accessories or even fun keepsakes for your favorite person. And with any of your business or printing needs, you receive quality, attentive customer service from owner Daniel Scott and his hardworking team.

PHOTO: Steven E. Gross

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are explorers.

Everything we do is designed to open students to the world. At the Lycée, students from around the corner learn alongside students from across the ocean. Our immersive language approach and international student body offer a dynamic way to explore new cultures and gain a real global perspective. And school-led trips abroad create a learning journey that takes students around the world. When they graduate, students leave with an internationally-recognized diploma from the Lycée. And the experience to put their stamp on the world.

Contact Admissions for a private tour of our campus!

Lycee Francais de Chicago

Lycée student Class of 2029

http://lyceechicago.org

lyceechicago.org Pre-K through grade 12 • 1929 W. Wilson Ave. 773 665 0066 • admissions@lyceechicago.org

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CLASSES/CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS/SCHOOLS ART/MUSIC/DANCE Chicago Glass Collective Leslie Speicher 1770 W. Berteau, #203B Chicago, IL 60613 p: (216) 543-2329 leslie@chicagoglasscollective.com www.chicagoglasscollective.com Dance Center Chicago Brad Courtney 3868 N. Lincoln Ave., Fl. 2 Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 880-5044 dance@dancecenterchicago.com http://www.dancecenterchicago.com Dovetail Studios for Dance & Fitness Joanna Read 2853 W. Montrose Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (872) 208-6169 joanna@dovetail-studios.com http://www.dovetail-studios.com LYRIQ Music School, LLC Sarah Ma 1906 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 270-8284 info@lyriqmusic.com https://lyriqmusic.com/ Old Town School of Folk Music Dave Zibell 4544 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60625 p: (773) 728-6000 dzibell@oldtownschool.org http://www.oldtownschool.org Perceptual Motion, Inc. Lin Shook 4057 N. Damen Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 549-3958 pmidance@gmail.com www.perceptualmotiondance.com Scratch DJ Academy Paige Peavler 4001 N. Ravenswood Ave., Ste. 101 Chicago, IL 60613 p: (312) 506-5560 info-chicago@scratch.com https://scratch.com/ The Chicago Mosaic School Karen Ami 1101 W. Granville Ave. Chicago, IL 60660 p: (773) 975-8966 info@chicagomosaicschool.com http://www.chicagomosaicschool.com

The Voice Lab Liz Jackson Hearns 2017 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 360-8507 info@thevoicelabinc.com http://thevoicelabinc.com The Wishcraft Workshop Candice Blansett-Cummins 3907 N. Damen Ave. #1 Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 348-9474 hello@wishcraftworkshop.com http://wishcraftworkshop.com

Concordia Place

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CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS, SERVICES & SPORTS Bricks 4 Kidz Michael Hench p: (773) 383-5211 mhench@bricks4kidz.com www.bricks4kidz.com/chicagonorth CircEsteem Dan Roberts 4730 N. Sheridan Rd. Chicago, IL 60640 p: (773) 732-4564 dan@circesteem.org http://circesteem.org David L. Hoyt Education Foundation Claire Haasl 4312 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 968-7103 claire@davidlhoytfoundation.org http://www.davidlhoytfoundation.org/ i9 Sports® - Chicago Northside Brian Watkins 4044 N. Lincoln Ave., Ste. 297 Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 245-7834 bwatkins@i9sports.com http://i9sports.com Neighborhood Boys & Girls Club Bill Abplanalp 2501 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 463-4161 bill@nbgc.org http://www.nbgc.org The Teacher’s Way Molly Moynahan p: (773) 677-3267 http://www.mollymoynahan.com

6 weeks through 3 years old Come in for a tour today!

Neighborhood Boys & Girls Club Part of Your Neighborhood for 86 Years! Neighborhood Boys and Girls Club

-School Programs ngbc.org Camps Summer Youth Leader Program Bill Abplanalp, Director of Development bill@nbgc.org (773)463-4161 ext. 115

Welcome to the new indoor play space in the Northcenter neighborhood. Visit us at

Present Place Chicago 3701 N Ravenswood Ave. #247 or Online www.presentplacechicago.com www.presentplacechicago.com

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Present Place Chicago Alicia Hyberger 3701 N. Ravenswood Ave., #247-248 Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 687-7552 info@presentplacechicago.com http://pressentplacechiago.com The PrivateBank Fire Pitch David Berchem 3626 N. Talman Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 327-3473 INFO@FIRE-PITCH.COM http://fire-pitch.com/

EARLY LEARNING/ PRESCHOOL

Black Bear Academy— Chicago Private

Jennifer Lane 1801 W. Byron St. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 244-0700 jlane@blackbearacademy.com http://www.blackbearacademy.com

Childrens Lighthouse N. Center Davora Sides 2600 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 267-2627 infonorthcenterchicago@ childrenslighthouse.com http://childrenslighthouse.com/ northcenterchicago

SCHOOLS

Concordia Place Sarah Spraker 3855 N. Seeley Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 935-3739 sspraker@concordiaplace.org http://www.concordiaplace.org

Coonley Elementary School Greg Zurawski 4046 N. Leavitt St. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 534-5140 mr.zurawski@coonley.org http://www.coonley.org

Tiny Giants Early Learning Center Farah Essa 3911 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 683-1333 farah@tinygiantschicago.com http://www.tinygiantschicago.com

Lycée Français de Chicago Sharon Lear 1929 W. Wilson Ave. Chicago, IL 60640 p: (773) 665-0066 slear@lyceechicago.org http://www.lyceechicago.org/

Alexander Graham Bell Elementary School Sandra A. Caudill 3730 N. Oakley Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 534-5150 sacaudill@cps.k12.il.us http://www.agbellschool.com

North Park Elementary School Amanda Espitia 2017 W. Montrose Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 327-3144 espitia@npeschool.org http://www.npeschool.org

Pilgrim Lutheran Church and School Kristian Johnson 4300 N. Winchester Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 477-4824 ccomella@pilgrimchicago.org www.pilgrimchurchandschool.org Prairieland Montessori Holly Scholz 3652 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 698-7514 info@prairielandmontessori.com http://www.prairielandmontessori.com St. Andrew Parish & School Julie Richards 1710 W. Addison St. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 525-3016 julierichards@saintandrewchicago.com http://www.saintandrewchicago.com St. Benedict Parish and Preparatory School Rachel Gemo 3900 N. Leavitt St. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 463-6797 rgemo@stbenedict.com http://www.stbenedict.com

Prairieland Montessori www.prairielandmontessori.com

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Jennifer Allison Northcenter writer and educator Jennifer Allison is the author of seven novels for young readers published by Penguin Books: the Gilda Joyce: Psychic Investigator mystery series for ages 10 and up, and Iggy Loomis: Superkid in Training, a duo of illustrated chapter books for younger readers.

Exceptional Catholic Education St. Benedict Preparatory School Pre-K through 8th Grade stbenedict.com

A former journalist, book editor, and high school English teacher, Jennifer Allison currently teaches writing workshops in K-12 classrooms throughout the Chicago area and also tutors students of all ages on all aspects of the writing process for academic and creative projects. For more information about Jennifer Allison’s author presentations for schools, fiction manuscript consultations, or private writing tutoring, contact the author at Jennifer@gildajoyce.com. All of Jennifer Allison’s books are available at independent bookstores including The Book Cellar in Lincoln Square or online through Amazon.com.

An excerpt from Iggy Loomis: Superkid-in-Training I knew it would happen eventually, but I didn’t think my nightmare would come true quite so soon. Well, it happened today: My parents decided to move my little brother, Iggy, into my bedroom.

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Big deal, Daniel, you’re probably thinking. Lots of kids have to share bedrooms with their brothers and sisters and they don’t whine about it. A few of them even like it. Did I mention that Iggy has only been potty trained for a few months? …

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It had finally happened. I was cornered with no escape from the little brother invasion. I looked at my favorite Planet Blaster models and sighed. I knew what would happen: Iggy would want to play with all my toys, and within hours, he would break everything. Mary A. Osborne is an award-winning author who calls Northcenter home. Find out what inspired her on page 33.

North Park Elementary School

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St. Andrew School saintandrewchicago.com

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Exceeding expectations every day More and more neighbors are recognizing St. Pauls House as their very best option for rehabilitation after a hospital stay. Private, medicare-certified rooms have been recently updated and are exceeding expectations. A variety of options for assisted living, including a dedicated St. Pauls House complement a campus renowned memory support neighborhood, for the very finest http://www.stpaulshouse.org in both long- and short-term healthcare options.

3800 N. California Ave. · Chicago, Illinois

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St. Pauls House is a senior living option from Lutheran Life Communities, empowering vibrant, grace-filled living across all generations.

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A CHIRP Radio producer prepares the next song at CHIRP's studio on North Rockwell Avenue. As Chicago's leading independent community radio station, CHIRP's reach will increase soon with the introduction of a terrestrial station. A Northcenter Chamber grant helped CHIRP purchase a necessary emergency alert system for the station tower. We're excited to see CHIRP grow in the future.

Blue Sky Bakery

Keisha Ruth, an aspiring chef prepares pastry batter in Blue Sky Bakery’s kitchen. The bakery & cafe provides employment and life-changing job training for homeless and at-risk youth. The Northcenter Chamber is proud to support Blue Sky Bakery through our Ribfest Chicago Volunteer Grant Program. PHOTOS : Steven E. Gross

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COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS/HOUSES OF WORSHIP/OUTREACH & SERVICES CHILDREN’S SERVICES Back 2 School Illinois Joey McDonald 3959 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (847) 268-3550 info@B2SI.org http://www.B2SI.org

Black Bear Academy— Chicago Private

Restoration Hue Doan 3730 N. Oakley Ave. (at A. G. Bell School) Chicago, IL 60618 p: (312) 498-9031 info@restoration.life http://www.restoration.life/

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

Jennifer Lane 1801 W. Byron St. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 244-0700 jlane@blackbearacademy.com http://www.blackbearacademy.com

Blue Sky Bakery & Cafe Lisa Thompson 3720 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 880-9910 lisa@blue-sky-bakery.org http://www.blue-sky-bakery.org

GiGi’s Playhouse Chicago Amy Archer 3948 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 583-7529 chicago@gigisplayhouse.org http://www.gigisplayhouse.org

Chicago Engineer’s Foundation Joni Croll 65 W. Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60604 p: (312) 765-0406 jcroll34@aol.com www.chicagoengineersfoundation.org

Tuesday’s Child Brandon Combs 3633 N. California Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 423-5055 bmcombs@tuesdayschildchicago.org http://www.tuesdayschildchicago.org

Chicago Sky Cares Foundation 5500 W. Howard St. Skokie, IL 60077

HOUSE OF WORSHIP/ SPIRITUAL

CHIRP Radio Shawn Campbell 4045 N. Rockwell St. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (312) 804-3361 shawn@chirpradio.org http://chirpradio.org

Ancient Dragon Zen Gate NFP Nancy Easton 1922 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 899-3841 info@ancientdragon.org http://www.ancientdragon.org

eighth blackbird Kelley Dorhauer 4045 N. Rockwell St. Chicago, IL 60640 p: (847) 868-2171 kelley@eighthblackbird.org https://www.eighthblackbird.org/

Epiphany United Church of Christ Pastor Kevin McLemore Diane Witkowski 2008 W. Bradley Pl. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 281-4144 diannew@epiphany-ucc.org http://www.epiphany-ucc.org

Direct Effect Charities Michelle DiGiacomo 4044 N. Lincoln Ave., #400 Chicago, IL 60618 p: (312) 296-5311 directeffect@ameritech.net http://www.directeffectcharities.org

Ravenswood United Church of Christ Rev. Jason Coulter 2050 W. Pensacola Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 549-5472 info@ravenswooducc.org http://www.ravenswooducc.org

Friends of Ravenswood School 4332 N. Paulina St. Chicago, IL 60625 fors@ravenswoodelementary.org http://www.ravenswoodelementary.org Gene and Rosemary Schulter Foundation Gene Schulter P.O. Box 25430 Chicago, IL 60625 info@SchulterFoundation.org http://www.schulterfoundation.org northcenterchamber.com

Gracious House M. Grace Sielaff p: (773) 456-0480 info@graciousshowhouse.com Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce Megan Bunimovich 1770 W. Berteau, Ste. 207 Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 250-7640 info@ravenswoodchicago.org http://www.ravenswoodchicago.org MDA Chicago Tara Pink 222 S. Riverside Plaza, Ste. 1500A Chicago, IL 60606 p: (800) 572-1717 tmpink@gmail.com http://Facebook.com/mdachicago North Center Chicago Families Against Racism Josh Singh p: (773) 412-1150 nccfar@gmail.com Northcenter Neighborhood Association Kate Kreinbring P.O. Box 180180 Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 326-2440 info@northcenterneighborhood.org www.northcenterneighborhood.org Tattler Post #973 American Legion Tim O’Mahony 4355 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 588-5809 tattlerpost@gmail.com http://www.tattlerpost973.com Welles Park Parents Association Joel Herman P.O. Box 257840 Chicago, IL 60625 p: (312) 670-6273 jherman@orba.com

FOOD PANTRY Common Pantry Kathleen Trainor 3744 N. Damen Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 327-0553 director@commonpantry.org http://www.commonpantry.org

Lakeview Pantry Gary Garland 3945 N. Sheridan Rd. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 525-1777 gary@lakeviewpantry.org http://www.lakeviewpantry.org

SENIOR SERVICES Bethany Retirement Community Annette Murray 4950 N. Ashland Ave. Chicago, IL 60640 p: (773) 293-5563 amurray@bethanymethodist.org http://www.bethanyretirement.org Forward Chicago Helene Wineberg p: (773) 633-8312 h.wineberg@comcast.net http://www.forwardchicago.org St. Pauls House, A Lutheran Life Community Dustin Coleman 3800 N. California Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 478-4222 dcoleman@lulife.org http://www.stpaulshouse.org

SOCIAL SERVICES Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4) Christopher Carroll 4740 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60640 p: (773) 769-0205 info@c4chicago.org http://www.c4chicago.org Neumann Family Services Catherine Aranas 5547 N. Ravenswood Chicago, IL 60640 p: (773) 769-4313 info@neumannfamilyservices.org http://www.neumannfamilyservices.org North Side Housing & Supportive Services Margaret Kushiner 4410 N. Ravenswood Ave., 101 Chicago, IL 60640 p: (872) 829-2835 mkushiner@northsidehousing.org Thresholds Repsie Royster 2240 W. Ogden Ave., 3rd Floor Chicago, IL 60612 p: (773) 572-5200 thresholds@thresholds.org http://www.thresholds.org

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Bethany Retirement Community http://www.bethanyretirement.org

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Affinity Dental

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Bergen Counseling Center

Healthy

Discover Your Well-Being! Counseling services for adults, children, adolescents, families and couples. Bergen Counseling Center

www.bergencounselingcenter.com http://www.bergencounselingcenter.com To schedule, call 773.512.4656 We are located at 1945 W Wilson Suite 6113 Chicago IL 60640

Family Dentistry

Healthy Smiles Rita Platt, D.D.S.

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2005 W. Addison St. Chicago, IL 60618 (773) 573-1234

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HEALTHCARE/WELLNESS/FITNESS CHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIANS Align Joint & Spine Traci Jacobazzi 1820 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 852-3335 info@myajs.com http://www.myajs.com Irving Park Chiropractic Center Dr. Max Lazarowich 1923 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 880-0880 drlazarowich@ipchiro.com http://www.ipchiro.com McKinley Chiropractic Dr. Heath A. McKinley 2242 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 583-4325 drmckinley@mckinleychiro.com http://www.mckinleychiro.com

Modern Health & Body, Inc Dr. Krysten Tatarek 4045 N. Damen Ave., #1 Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 296-2766 info@northcenterhealthcare.com www.northcenterhealthcare.com Natural Touch Chiropractic Center Irene Ma 4361 N. Lincoln Ave., Unit 5 Chicago, IL 60618 p: (312) 610-9757 naturaltouchchiropractic@gmail.com www.naturaltouchchiropractic.com New Day Network Wellness Center Dr. Katie Ray 4308 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 340-2225 drkatie@newdaynsa.com http://www.newdaynsa.com

Ravenswood Chiropractic & Wellness Center Dr. Todd C. Renn 5215 N. Ravenswood Ave., Ste. 105 Chicago, IL 60640 p: (773) 878-7330 info@rennwellness.com http://www.rennwellness.com

Centered Therapy Chicago Bianka Hardin 4124 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 569-1426 biankahardinpsyd@ centeredtherapychicago.com www.centeredtherapychicago.com

COUNSELING/THERAPISTS

Jennifer Howe, LCSW Jennifer Howe 1770 W. Berteau Ave., Ste. 302A Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 440-3837 jhowelcsw@gmail.com

Augustyn Family Services Katie Augustyn 1801 W. Warner Ave., Ste. 200 Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 355-8617 katie@augustynfamilyservices.com http://augustynfamilyservices.com/ Bergen Counseling Center Rebecca Bergen 1945 W. Wilson, Ste. 6113 Chicago, IL 60640 p: (773) 512-4656 drbergen@bergencounselingcenter.com www.bergencounselingcenter.com

DENTIST/ORTHODONTIST 888 Orthodontics, PC Dr. William V. Dolgi 2043 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 348-8008 wd@888orthodontics.com http://www.888orthodontics.com

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Affinity Dental Lana Kavetsis 2015 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 904-7079 info@affinitydentalchicago.com http://www.affinitydentalchicago.com

Lincoln Square Athletic Club Melissa Fricke 4662 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60625 p: (773) 529-2023 meilssa@chicagoathleticclubs.com http://www.chicagoathleticclubs.com

Cusp Dental Sandra Younan 3917 N. Ashland Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 687-8052 info@cuspdentalchicago.com http://www.cuspdentalchicago.com

Orange Shoe Personal Fitness Wade T. Anderson 3845 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 580-4111 wanderson@orangeshoe.com http://www.orangeshoe.com

Freshworks Dental Studio Dr. Heather Kitchens 3864 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (312) 899-6757 drkitchens@freshworksdental.com http://www.freshworksdental.com

The Rise Fitness Boot Camp Jeff Fearon p: (847) 722-6061 beerandburpees@gmail.com

Healthy Smiles, Inc. Rita Platt 2005 W. Addison St. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 573-1234 smilesdds@aol.com http://www.healthysmilesinc.com

FITNESS CENTER/ PERSONAL TRAINING Chicago N. Center Fit Body Boot Camp David Bostik 1830 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (708) 525-6050 info@chicagofitbody.com http://www.chicagofitbody.com Golden Physique Andrew Swithin 4355 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (630) 803-5230 andrew.swithin@gmail.com http://www.goldenphysique.com

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Rico Tallud 2251 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 588-9355 appointments@be-well-chicago.com http://www.be-well-chicago.com Beneen Prendiville-Arbonne Independent Consultant Beneen Prendiville p: (312) 342-0877 beneenp@gmail.com http://www.beneen.myarbonne.com/ Chicago Vein Institute & Chicago Cosmetic Institute Shannon Murphy 2333 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 506-7340 (Vein Clinic) p: (773) 989-1853 (Cosmetic Clinic) info.cvi@chicagoveininstitute.com http://www.chicagoveininstitute.com

Deborah Fry, LCPC Deborah Fry 4256 N. Ravenswood Ave., Ste. 307 Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 251-1363 debkfry@gmail.com East-West Integrated Medicine, LLC David Miller 4361 N. Lincoln Ave., #5 Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 960-8901 eastwestkiddoc@hotmail.com http://www.eastwestintmed.com Vamoose Tattoo Removal Howard Bennett 4347 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 687-8620 howard@vamoosetattooremoval.com http://vamoosetattooremoval.com

HEALTHCARE Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center Ruthie Rivera 836 W. Wellington Ave. Chicago, IL 60657 p: (773) 296-7423 ruthie.rivera@advocatehealth.com http://www.advocatehealth.com Great Lakes Clincal Trials Suzanne Frazier 5149 N. Ashland Ave. Chicago, IL 60640 p: (773) 275-3500 sfrazier@greatlakesclinicaltrials.com Immediate MD Brad Bohmer 3909 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 739-9200 brbohmer@aol.com http://www.immediatemd.com

Ravenswood Health and Wellness Center Angie Marchand 4256 N. Ravenswood Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 327-2225 smcvey28@comcast.net http://www.ravenswoodhealth.com Swedish Covenant Immediate Care 2019 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 293-8787 ask_us@swediscovenant.org http://www.swedishcovenant.org

OPTOMETRISTS Artisan Eyecare J. Christopher Wooldridge 3929 N. Western Ave., Ste. S Chicago, Il 60618 p: (773) 906-5725 Office@ArtisanEyecare.com http://artisaneyecare.com Northcenter Eye Care 1926 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 525-0952 info@northcentereyecare.com http://www.northcentereyecare.com

PEDIATRICIAN Donohoe Pediatrics Christopher Donohoe 4050 N. Lincoln Ave., Ste. 2 Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 644-1362 drchris@donohoepediatrics.com http://www.donohoepediatrics.com/ Nava Segall M.D. Pediatrics Nava Segall M.D. 4116 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 883-2350 chicagomedicaloffice@gmail.com

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PHYSICAL THERAPY Align Joint & Spine Traci Jacobazzi 1820 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 852-3335 info@myajs.com http://www.myajs.com AthletiCo Physical Therapy Catherine Hancock 2837 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 463-0249 chancock@athletico.com http://www.athletico.com Pilates Center of Chicago Doug & Alicia Zabrocki 4011 N. Ravenswood Ave., #101 Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 698-6175 info@pilatescenterofchicago.com www.pilatescenterofchicago.com Symmetry Physical Therapy Kate Parker 4223 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 661-2990 info@symmetry-physicaltherapy.com www.symmetry-physicaltherapy.com The FIT Institute Mary Kate Casey 2500 W. Bradley Pl., Unit F Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 799-2795 luigi@thefitinstitutechicago.com http://www.thefitinstitutechicago.com

PILATES/TAI CHI/YOGA Creative Motion Chicago, LLC Lacey Whitaker 1922 W.Montrose Ave. Chicago, Il 60618 p: (773) 242-8960 info@creativemotionchicago.com http://creativemotionchicago.com Hamsa Ayurveda and Yoga Monica Yearwood 3807 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 697-3640 info@hamsacenter.com http://www.hamsacenter.com

Meditate Yoga & Meditation Center Andrew Shykofsky 4237 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 472-9642 andrew@meditatecenter.com http://www.meditatecenter.com Spring Yoga and Fitness Alex Manov 3940 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 644-1694 info@springyogachicago.com http://www.springyogachicago.com Studio 8 Pilates Christine Brusca Hall 3656 N. Lincoln Ave., #F Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 857-1592 hello@studio8chicago.com Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA Darcy Carter 1629 W. Montrose Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 248-3558 chicago@taoist.org http://www.midwest.usa.taoist.org

PODIATRISTS Drs. Valdes & Kulekuwskis Podiatry Center Drs. Angeles Valdes & Anne Marie Kulekowskis 3632 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 248-4111 doctors.vkl@ chicagofootandanklepodiatry.com http://www. chicagofootandanklepodiatry.com Lincoln Foot and Ankle Center Dr. Kaye Lagdaan 4112 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 697-3511 drlagdaan@lincolnfootandankle.com http://www.lincolnfootandankle.com

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A shopper inspects the produce at the new Lakeview Pantry location, which provides a bright, inviting grocery-store atmosphere for patrons, including fresh flowers! The Northcenter Chamber is proud to support Lakeview Pantry through our Ribfest Chicago Volunteer Grant Program. PHOTO: Steven E. Gross BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN THERAPY AND The Fit PHYSICAL Institute PERSONAL TRAINING www.thefitinstitutechicago.com http://www.thefitinstitutechicago.com 773.799.2795

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Lincoln Square Athletic Club 4662 N. Lincoln Ave.

Present Place Chicago 3701 N. Ravenswood Ave.

Saint Andrew School 1710 W. Addison St.

Lincoln Square Athletic Club offers a high level of dedication to provide you with an exceptional fitness experience. We offer state of the art strength training and cardio equipment, swimming pool, Kids Clubs, group fitness classes, yoga and more. Our full-service club has everything you need to reach your fitness goals!

Present Place Chicago is a bright and welcoming indoor play space for children 5 and under. Parents can enjoy a clean and relaxing environment, while kids play on our large climbing structure or explore a thoughtful selection of toys. Also, ideal for birthday parties and private events. www.presentplacechicago.com

Saint Andrew School provides a caring, safe and supportive environment which instills Catholic values in each student. Our goal is to focus on the whole child; promoting individual academic excellence, developing spiritual awareness, building character and encouraging service for the common good.

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Team Tim Allstate Insurance 3843 N. Lincoln Ave.

Chicago Vein Institute 2333 W. Irving Park Rd.

Chicago native Tim Thavis is full of neighborhood pride, which he demonstrates through quality customer service at his agency, which has been in the neighborhood, and his family, for more than 40 years. Whether it’s providing assistance with a homeowner’s, auto, renter’s or a personal umbrella policy, answering questions about a claim or identifying the right life insurance policy, Team Tim is here to help.

The Chicago Vein Institute is a medical practice solely dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of vein diseases. The experts at CVI perform the latest and most effective treatments for painful varicose veins, spider veins, and other vein-related disorders. With highly trained staff and a new, state-of-the-art facility, the doctors and staff provide excellent care to the whole community. We look forward to seeing you.

A-1 Jewelry & Coin 1827 W. Irving Park Rd. A-1 Jewelry & Coin has been familyowned and located on Irving Park Road in Chicago since May 1984. Our trusted experts specialize in buying, selling and appraising all types of modern and antique jewelry, metals, gemstones, watches, coins and more. We offer free appraisals and the personalized attention you need to carefully evaluate every transaction. Bring in this magazine & receive one free wrist watch battery.

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A coach leads young basketball players through skill drills in the Neighborhood Boys & Girls Club’s small gym, now a basketball practice facility thanks to a grant from the Northcenter Chamber of Commerce. More than 600 children participate in NBGC’s youth sports programs. “The basketball program helps give kids a safe place to go after school and teaches them sportsmanship and teamwork,” says NBGC Development Director Bill Abplanalp. “Kids play on the same team every year and forge lifelong friendships.”

Students learn fundamentals of balance and focus at a yoga class at GiGi’s Playhouse Chicago’s new Get Fit Gym. The gym is one of many new wellness-focused additions at GiGi’s, an Achievement Center offering activities, resources, educational programs and support for individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and the community. The Northcenter Chamber’s grant program supported portions of the construction and equipment for the gym.

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REAL ESTATE/REAL ESTATE SERVICES MORTGAGE SERVICES Guaranteed Rate—Joe Burke Joe Burke 3940 N. Ravenswood Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 742-6707 joe.burke@rate.com www.rate.com/joeburke Guaranteed Rate— Sheryl Cohen Becker Sheryl Cohen Becker 3940 N. Ravenswood Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (312) 371-0726 sheryl.becker@rate.com http://rate.com/sherylbecker

REAL ESTATE APPRAISAL The Wilcox Company Joe Wilcox 2157 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 583-0800 joe@thewilcoxcompany.com http://www.thewilcoxcompany.com

REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY Andrea A Raila & Associates, Inc. Andrea Raila 742 N. LaSalle, Ste. 300 Chicago, IL 60654 p: (312) 587-9494 araila@taxestoohigh.com http://www.taxestoohigh.com Anthony V. Panzica, Attorney at Law Anthony Panzica 2510 W. Irving Park Rd., Unit B Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 539-5853 anthonyvpanzica@gmail.com Law Office of Theresa L. Panzica Theresa Panzica 2510 W. Irving Park Rd., Unit A Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 539-5970 info@panzicalawoffice.com

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REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT Agile Project Services, Inc. John Schaefer 2050 W. Bradley Pl. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 490-0067 john@agileprojectinc.com http://www.agileprojectinc.com Campbell Street Asset Management Gabriel Horstick 1406 W. Fulton St., Ste. 2A Chicago, IL 60607 p:(773) 830-1485 gabe@csamchicago.com Harrington Brown, LLC David Brown 4256 N. Ravenswood Ave., Ste. 109. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 525-8222 dbrown@harrington-brown.com http://www.harrington-brown.com Schwind Realty Group - Century 21 SGR Inc. Edward Schwind 3907 N. Damen Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 908-7666 edschwind@schwindrealty.com http://www.schwindrealty.com

REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT ANDCO Management, Ltd. Mari Lou Kuczmierczyk 4156 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 477-3278 marilou@andcomanagement.com http://www.andcomanagement.com Bradley Business Center Scott Spector 2500 W. Bradley Place, Ste. 201 Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 891-5400 admin@hansenrealtyservices.com http://www.bradleybusinesscenter.com Delta Kappa Realty & Property Management Nina Konstantina Dimitropoulos 4329 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 716-4200 ninadimitropoulos@yahoo.com

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Did You Know? The Northcenter Chamber of Commerce has given more than $300,000 to neighborhood schools, nonprofit organizations and community groups through our Ribfest Vounteer and Philanthropy Grant programs. Look for “Making an Impact” throughout this guide to see some of the organizations who have benefited from these programs.

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Rany Management, LLC Nicholas Yassan 1950 W. Montrose Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 802-8000 nick@ranymanagement.com http://www.ranymanagement.com

CG Realty Group Steven Glick 1928 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 573-0101 sg@cgrealtygroup.com http://www.cgrealtygroup.com

Michelle DeWoskin Properties LLC Michelle DeWoskin 4044 N. Lincoln Ave. #379 Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 432-4136 michelle@mdwproperty.com http://www.mdwproperty.com

The Kuehl Group, Inc Mary Ellen Kuehl 4311 N. Winchester Ave., #1 Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 327-5753 maryellen@kuehlgroup.com http://www.KuehlGroup.com

Wald Management Company, Inc. Liz Fisher 2052 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 929-7000 liz@waldmanagement.com http://www.waldmanagement.com

CONLON: A Real Estate Company/ Christie’s International Real Estate Melissa Archer/Jim Roth 2044 W. Roscoe St. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (312) 733-7201 melissa@conlonandco.com http://www.conlonrealestate.com

Pioneer Realty Management Nichole Granquist 3039 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60657 p: (773) 293-6172 ngranquist@pioneerchi.com

The Wilcox Company Joe Wilcox 2157 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 583-0800 joe@thewilcoxcompany.com http://www.thewilcoxcompany.com

REAL ESTATE SALES @properties— Dawn Lynch Dawn Lynch p: (312) 286-8471 dawnlynch@atproperties.com www.dawnlynchchicagoliving.com @properties—Jennifer Scully Jennifer Scully p: (312) 804-1855 jenniferscully@atproperties.com @properties—Shannon Slabada Chicago, IL 60647 p: (773) 593-0171 shannon@atproperties.com http://www.atproperties.com Baird & Warner City North Richard Cebulak 4037 N. Damen Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 549-1855 citynorth@bairdwarner.com www.richcebulak.bairdwarner.com Baird & Warner Real Estate— Mike McCallum Mike McCallum 4037 N. Damen Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 883-2175 mike@mccallumhomes.com http://www.mccallumhomes.com Baird & Warner Real Estate— Wilma Johnson Wilma Johnson 4037 N. Damen Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 883-2433 wilma.johnson@bairdwarner.com www.bairdwarner.com/wilma.johnson C&C Selling Chicago - @properties Cindi Sodolski 1586 N. Clybourn Ave. Chicago, IL 60642 p: (773) 450-0820 cindi@atproperties.com

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Rahilly & Associates—@properties Laura Rahilly 3101 N. Greenview Ave. Chicago, IL 60657 p: (773) 382-4337 RA@atproperties.com Ryan Realty & Associates, Inc. Beth Ryan 2615 N. Sheffield Ave., 1N Chicago, IL 60614 p: (773) 671-1922 beth@ryanrealtychicago.com http://www.ryanrealtychicago.com/ Susie Kanter Team/ Dream Town Realty Susie Kanter 4553 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60625 p: (773) 945-0114 susiekanterteam@dreamtown.com

Trudo Realty Christopher Caton 4100 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (312) 725-0142 chris.caton@trudorealty.com http://trudorealty.com Weichert Realtors—All Pro Michael Ristau 2107 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (708) 935-5667 michael.g.ristau@gmail.com

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“I’m sorry, Trotula,” Santina said, owning that she had done more than inflict a traumatic death on a feline. She had disregarded Trotula’s guidance and failed to trust her teacher.  Despite all this, Santina could not let go of her ideas about the Caesarean. “I need to know what to do when a woman isn’t able to deliver,” she began, though she knew Trotula was unlikely to change her mind.  “We’re midwives, Trotula.  We should always know what to do.  It’s our business to know, isn’t it?” “You know well enough what to do, Santina.  When the time comes and an operation is called for, I’ll show you how it’s done.” Because she was afraid the time would come and Trotula would not be there, the answer did not satisfy Santina. At the risk of infuriating her mentor further, she asked, “Couldn’t we try to deliver a lamb this way?” “Have you heard nothing I’ve said, Santina?” the midwife replied, clearly exasperated with the young woman.  “You’re getting too far ahead of yourself. It will get you into trouble if you’re not careful.” “But people want us to help them, Trotula. They depend on us.” “There’s a limit to what people will stand for in San Gimignano, and it’s high time you learn where the line is,” Trotula went on. “For the most part, people are indifferent to cunning folk.  But they also know that our work can harm as well as heal. If they come to think we use our knowledge to purposely harm, we’ll be burned at the stake in no time.” Trotula went about purifying the barn with salt and uttering prayers to counteract the evil that had been done.  “When I was a young girl, Ninetta delivered a set of twins that was fused together at the midsection.  They were stillborn. People starting saying that the mother had done something to insult Ninetta before the birth and Ninetta had cast malocchio, the evil eye, on her. Everyone looked at Ninetta as though she’d caused the misfortune, and no one would call on her. We had little to eat that year,” Trotula told Santina, who did not dare interrupt. “What do you think would happen if anyone learned what you did to that cat? You’d be an accused strega, witch, in no time,” she said. “Tell no one, Santina. Nessuno. I mean no one.” Do you believe in ghosts? Maybe you should. Ursula Bielski is an authority on Chicago’s ghostlore. Learn more on page 40.

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Gene and Rosemary Schulter Foundation Former 47th Ward Alderman Gene Schulter and his wife, Rosemary, launched the Gene and Rosemary Schulter Foundation to support young adult education, senior safety programs and small businesses in our community. The Chamber is proud to support the Foundation’s financial and safety programs for local senior citizens. PHOTO: Steven E. Gross

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Students have a blast playing at Pilgrim Lutheran School. Northcenter Chamber grants have supported the purchase of play equipment and wall pads for the school gymnasium in recent years. PHOTO: Steven E. Gross

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RETAIL & SERVICE BUSINESSES ADVERTISING Harvest Outdoor Media Corporation Mike McHugh 2516 Waukegan Rd., PMB 350 Glenview, IL 60025 p: (847) 509-8876 mike@harvestoutdoor.com http://www.harvestoutdoor.com/

ACCOUNTING SERVICES/CPA’S Eilts & Associates, Inc. Joy Coombes 3729 N. Ravenswood, Ste. 117 Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 525-6171 joy@eiltscpa.com F.T. Karall Co. Frank Karall 3805 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 404-8484 mail@ftkcpa.com http://www.ftkcpa.com Haus Financial Services LLC Lauren Peddinghaus 4313 N. Western Ave., #1 Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 219-3559 lauren@hausfs.com Michael Silver & Company CPAs Janell Wilson 5750 Old Orchard Rd., Ste. 200 Skokie, IL 60077 p: (847) 213-2092 janellw@msco.net Stuart J. Cohen & Co., P.C. Stuart Cohen 3903 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 549-7007 stucpa1@aol.com Taxlink, Inc. Elizabeth Stock 4051 N. Damen Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 549-5100 estock@taxlinkinc.com http://www.taxlinkinc.com Trejo & Associates Candace Trejo 1909 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 472-0288 trejo9@ameritech.net

Upchurch & Associates Jeff Upchurch 4054 N. Lincoln Ave., 2nd Floor Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 360-8280 jupchurch@chicago-accountant.com www.chicago-accountant.com/index

ALTERATIONS/CUSTOM CLOTHING Zan Atelier Nazia Zamani 1625 W. Montrose Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 348-8666 naziazamani@hotmail.com

ANIMAL SHELTER Found Chicago Fabian Romo 4108 N. Rockwell St. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 539-3880 fabian@foundchicago.org http://www.foundchicago.org

ANTIQUES The Penn Dutchman Antiques Jim Mowery 4920 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60625 p: (773) 294-0633 penndutchman2@gmail.com

APPAREL PRINTERS BRIDGE® Printing & Promotional Products, Inc. Derek Stienstra 616 N. N. Court, Ste. 220 Palatine, IL 60067 p: (224) 801-8052 derek@bridgeprinting.com

ARCHITECTS Kennedy Mann Architecture Benjamin Kennedy 2822 W. Montrose Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (872) 241-4855 ben@kennedy-mann.com http://www.kennedy-mann.com

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TIGER’S BODY SHOP, INC. GREG or SCOTT YONAN 3604 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60613 Phone Fax Cell

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ATTORNEYS/ LEGAL SERVICES Badesch Abramovitch Tina Abramovitch 120 N. LaSalle St., Ste. 1030 Chicago, IL 60602 p: (312) 372-1639 tina@bafamilylaw.com http://www.bafamilylaw.com

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Your guide to services in Northcenter The FIT Institute 2500 W. Bradley Place, Unit F The FIT Institute is a training facility focused on bridging the gap between physical therapy and sports performance. Their experts increase the longevity of an athlete’s career by teaching proper movement patterns that often lead to overuse injuries. The FIT Institute’s proven process begins with an athlete’s thorough examination and plan of care to address muscle imbalances, strength and flexibility deficits that can lead to injury. PHOTO: Steven E. Gross

Bergen Counseling Center 1945 W. Wilson Ave., Ste. 6113 Discover your well-being! I am Rebecca Bergen, PhD, co-owner and licensed psychologist at Bergen Counseling Center. Together with my husband and co-owner, Jeremy Bergen, MS, LCPC, and our team of therapists our mission is to provide compassionate and effective counseling services to individuals, couples, and families in the North Center and surrounding neighborhoods. Visit us at www.bergencounselingcenter.com to learn more!

North Center Animal Hospital 1808 W. Addison St. At NCAH, our goal is to help you take the very best care of your pet – we’re here for you when they’re sick or hurt, and for all their wellness and preventive needs as well. Give us a call, and let us show you our dedication to our motto: “Treating every client like family, and each pet like our own.”

Tolentino-Moser Insurance Agency, Inc. 2015 W. Montrose Ave. Serving the community for over 30 years, Glenda E. TolentinoMoser, is a second generation State Farm Insurance agent. Our highly trained staff has over 200 years of combined experience, strives to exceed expectations and provides peace of mind that comes from working with the largest auto and homeowners insurance company in the nation. Feel free to stop in anytime!

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Elaine Wyder-Harshman Elaine Wyder-Harshman 4044 N. Lincoln Ave., #246 Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 267-1009 elaine@wyderharshmanlaw.com Gomberg Sharfman P.C. Jack Lydon 208 S. LaSalle St. Chicago, IL 60604 p: (312) 332-6194 x36 lydonj@gsgolaw.com http://gsgolaw.com Jakubco, Richards & Jakubco PC. Kristan Richards 2224 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 588-3395 kristan@ameritech.net John G. Wolf—Attorney At Law John Wolf 3901 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 935-5585 johnwolf1@comcast.net Law Office of Molly Armour Molly Armour 4050 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 746-4849 armourdefender@gmail.com Law Office of Patrick R. Casey Patrick Casey p: (773) 899-0911 patrickrcasey@gmail.com Law Office of Russell D. Knight Russell Knight 4725 N. Western Ave., # 250 Chicago, IL 60625 p: (773) 334-6311 russell@rdklegal.com Lysaught Law Office Eileen Lysaught 2039 W. Belle Plaine Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (312) 834-7845 elysaught@lysaughtlaw.com http://www.lysaughtlaw.com

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Mazek Law Group LLC Michael Mazek 3805 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 975-0141 mazeklaw@gmail.com http://mazeklaw.com

Central Federal Savings Ben Castronovo 3800 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 528-0200 bcastronovo@centralsavings.com http://www.centralfederalsavings.com/

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Zneimer & Zneimer P.C. Sofia Zneimer 4141 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 516-4100 sofia@zneimerlaw.com http://www.zneimerlaw.com

MB Financial Bank Joel Lefkowitz 3959 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 832-3069 http://www.mbfinancial.com

Iron Heritage & Supply Co. Mike Weinberg 4025 N. Damen Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 857-0277 shop@ironheritage.com https://www.ironheritagesupply.com

AUTO BODY/PARTS/ SERVICE/REPAIR Tiger’s Body Shop Greg Yonan 3604 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 935-2131 tbs3604@gmail.com http://www.tigersbodyshop.com

AUTOMOBILE SALES Sierra Auto Group, Inc. Shahin Shahsavar 4207 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 279-8888 shahin2000us@yahoo.com http://www.sierraautoinc.com

BANKS Bridgeview Bank Michael O'Connor 4605 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60625 p: (773) 989-2371 michael.oconnor@bridgeviewbank.com

TCF National Bank Jeffrey Gray 4250 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (312) 934-8698 jgray2@tcfbank.com http://www.TCFBank.com US Bank Michael Spilotro 4037 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 404-0590 michael.spilotro@usbank.com Wintrust Bank Chicago Kate Gallagher 2300 W. Lawrence Ave. Chicago, IL 60625 p: (773) 907-8100 http://www.wintrustbank.com Wintrust Bank N. Center Tom Gregory 1946 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 525-2023 http://www.wintrustbank.com

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Irving Park Barber Shop Jon Brija 1932 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (872) 802-4700 jbreeha@gmail.com

BEAUTY/SALONS Arbonne International Carrie Carlson p: (312) 560-9458 carriecarlson@sbcglobal.net http://www.arbonne.com Arbonne Independent Consultant Heather Press Wasiley p: (773) 251-8668 heatherwasilew@myarboone.com http://www.arbonne.com Nails @ 4056 Maria Sanchez 4056 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 687-9831 nailsat4056@gmail.com http://nailsat4056.com Rock Candy Salon and Spa Sarah Rodriguez 4141 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (312) 543-4149 sephillips100@hotmail.com www.rockcandysalonandspa.com

Ruby Nails Undarmaa Batkhuyag 4017 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (847) 530-2754 http://rubynails.net

BICYCLES & ACCESSORIES Chicago Bicycle Company Elizabeth Georgescu 3914 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60045 p: (773) 857-0596 elizabeth@chicagobicyclecompany.com www.chicagobicyclecompany.com/

CANDY SHOP Dizzy Cow LLC Margaret Reynolds 2155 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 706-6187 margyswayornoway@gmail.com

CARPET & RUG CLEANING Northcenter Rug Cleaners, Inc Donna Heinrich 3726 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 525-4300 northcenterrug3726@yahoo.com http://www.northcenterrug.com Spotless Cleaning Chicago Juan Padilla 230 S Clark St. Ste. 105 Chicago, IL 60604 p: (312) 488-1113 spotlesscleaningchicagoil@gmail.com

CELL PHONES/REPAIR CPR Cell Phone Repair Edgar Navarro 4007 N. Damen Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 696-5950 edgar@cpr-stores.com http://www.CellPhoneRepair.com

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Sprint 3954 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 472-1111

Mainstream Boutique—Chicago http://chicago.mainstreamboutique.com/

T-Mobile/Wireless Vision Sheeraz Khan 1958 W. Irving Park Rd. CHICAGO, IL 60613 p: (773) 697-8055 skhan1@wirelessvision.com Everywhere Wireless, LLC Quinn Murphy 832 W. Superior St., #301 Chicago, IL 60642 p: (312) 361-0052 x710 qmurphy@everywherewireless.com

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CHRISTMAS TREES & DECORATIONS City Tree Delivery Chris Hohenstein p: (312) 476-9627 Chris@CityTreeDelivery.com http://www.citytreedelivery.com

CLEANING SERVICES Chestnut Cleaning Services Sam Pearson P.O. Box 57872 Chicago, IL 60657 p: (312) 332-5575 http://www.chestnutcleaning.com Window Remedy Judd Albring p: (773) 627-2678 judd@windowremedy.com http://www.windowremedy.com

CLOSET DESIGN Closet Outfitters Chris Poltorak 4044 N. Lincoln Ave., #429 Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 570-0238 chris@closetoutfitters.com http://www.closetoutfitters.com

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embellish Boutique Carrie Bowers 4161 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 525-4400 carrie@embellishchicago.com http://www.embellishchicago.com Forever Sunglasses Bilal Maqsood p: (847) 529-0879 foreversunglasses@yahoo.com

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Happy Fig creator of Latchpal Melissa Lahann 4044 N. Lincoln Ave., #239 Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 609-3395 melissa@latchpal.com http://www.latchpal.com Mainstream Boutique —Chicago Cheryl Maliszewski 4357 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 799-8588 cmaliszewski@mainstreamboutique.com http://chicago.mainstreamboutique.com/ tori’s bitty bows Heather Polcaster p: (773) 627-7604 heather@torisbittybows.com https://www.facebook.com/ heatherannetbb/

COMICS/GAMES/ TRADING CARDS Da Sorce Edward Actaboski 4353 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 665-2226 info@dasorce.com http://www.dasorce.com

COMPUTER CONSULTING CMIT Solutions of Chicago Jeremy Treister PO Box 13314 Chicago, IL 60613 p: (312) 324-0248 jtreister@cmitsolutions.com https://www.cmitsolutions.com/cmitsolutions-of-chicago-downtown/ Markov Consulting Services Alex Markov p: (773) 636-9900 amarkov@mcsincorporated.com http://www.mcsincorporated.com

CONCESSIONS Big Fork Brands Lance Avery 4241 N. Ravenswood Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (312) 206-9444 contact@bigforkbrands.com http://www.bigforkbrands.com Bo’s Concessions James Bokowski p: (312) 560-1112 jamesbokowski@hotmail.com Chi-Tex BBQ Inc Nikki Haggerty p: (630) 759-8210 smr1@aol.com @northcenter

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Fit to be Fried, Inc. Dan Schaefer p: (773) 544-6887 fittobefried@gmail.com

CONSULTING Story Practice Consulting, LLC Paul Conley p: (773) 383-3258 info@storypractice.com http://www.storypractice.com

CONSULTING/BUSINESS SOFTWARE Azamba Peter Wolf 4044 N. Lincoln Ave., #286 Chicago, IL 60618 p: (866) 923-9444 pwolf@azamba.com http://www.azamba.com TOP Chicago Kengo Kaji 1937 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 248-1695 kkaji@top-us.com

CONTRACTOR/SERVICES Brian Allendorfer Company, Inc. Brian Allendorfer Jr. 1240 N. Central Park Ave. Chicago, IL 60651 p: (773) 292-0600 brian.allendorfer@ballendorfer.com http://www.ballendorfer.com Pete’s Quality Remodeling Pete Kalmuczak 114 Essex Rd. Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 p: (773) 557-8865 petesqualityremodeling@gmail.com

CONTRACTOR/SERVICES & REAL ESTATE Mangan Builders, Inc. John Mangan 1607 W. Waveland Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 883-1200 manganbuilders@msn.com http://www.manganbuilders.com

COSTUMES Fantasy Costumes George Garcia 4065 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60641 p: (773) 777-0222 fantasyhdq@aol.com https://www.fantasycostumes.com

COWORKING SPACE Platform Coworking Melissa Cuenca 4422 N. Ravenswood Ave. Chicago, IL 60640 p: (773) 850-2797 info@platformcoworking.com http://www.platformcoworking.com

CURRENCY EXCHANGE Lincoln Ave Check Cashers, Inc. Brad Grodsky 4101 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 549-5000 lacc@cfsc.com http://www.cfsc.com Lincoln-Addison Currency Exchange Michael Factor 1812 W. Addison Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 477-3790 cashem2@aol.com

DISTRIBUTION SERVICES Next Century Distribution Patrick Boylan p: (773) 463-6488 patrick@nextcenturydistribution.com www.nextcenturydistribution.com

Illinois State Representative Greg Harris, 13th District Greg Harris 1967 W. Montrose Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 348-3434 greg@gregharris.org http://www.gregharris.org Senate President John Cullerton Molly Chirico 1726 W. Belmont Ave. Chicago, IL 60657 p: (773) 883-0770 mchirico@senatedem.ilga.gov http://www.senatorcullerton.com State Representative Ann Williams Carter Harms 1726 W. Belmont Ave. Chicago, IL 60657 p: (773) 880-9082 ann@repannwilliams.com http://www.repannwilliams.com

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Furlong Investment Solutions Matt Furlong, CFA 1820 W. Berenice Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 218-4346 matt@furlonginvestments.com http://www.furlonginvestments.com

Martinizing Green Cleaning Ben Weinberger 4033 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 230-0116 Ben.Weinberger@gmail.com http://martinizing.com/NorthLincoln/

Kingsview Asset Management Mark Harmon 111 W. Jackson Blvd., #1140 Chicago, IL 60604 p: (312) 848-9966 mharmon@kingsviewam.com

ELECTED OFFICIALS 47th Ward Alderman Ameya Pawar’s Office Dara Salk 4243 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 868-4747 info@chicago47.org http://www.chicago47.org Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey, 12th District John Fritchey 118 N. Clark St., Rm. 567 Chicago, IL 60602 p: (773) 871-4000 commish@fritchey.com http://www.Fritchey.com

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Kruse Asset Management Stuart Kruse, CFA 216 S. Jefferson St., Ste. 302 Chicago, IL 60661 p: (312) 775-6000 stuart@kruseassetmanagement.com www.KruseAssetManagement.com Scott Tucker Solutions, Inc. Scott Tucker 8745 W. Higgins Rd. Ste. 110 Chicago, IL 60631 p: (773) 230-2682 Scott@ScottTuckerSolutions.com http://ScottTuckerSolutions.com Vantiv Declan Cooney p: (773) 474-1672 declancooney@yahoo.com

Zen Wealth Management Group Eddie Patel 2125 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 248-1000 Email egp@eddiepatel.com Web http://www.eddiepatel.com

FIRE AND WATER EMERGENCY CLEAN-UP Servpro of Ravenswood Maggie Jablonska 4137 N. Rockwell St. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 878-5200 maggie@servproravenswood.com http://www.servproravenswood.com

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES Cole’s Appliance & Furniture Co. Barry Krasney & Kevin Krasney 4026 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 525-1797 kevin@shopcoles.com http://www.shopcoles.com

GENERAL CONTRACTOR Blend Build Inc Matt Kueck 19 S. Oakley Blvd. Chicago, IL 60612 p: (312) 479-8537 mkueck@blendbuild.com Cobblestone Development Bill Conforti 3066 N. Clybourn Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 661-0606 marketing.cobblestone@gmail.com http://www.renovation-chicago.com/ Dilemma Designs Andrew Angon 4310 S. Shields Ave. Chicago, IL 60609 p: (773) 653-1923 dilemmachicago@gmail.com www.dilemmadesignschicago.com Hollender House Inc Robert Hollender p: (312) 543-0879 rhollender@hollenderhouse.com http://www.hollenderhouse.com Shepp Construction, INC. Dale Shepp p: (312) 371-3700 sheppconstruction@sbcglobal.net http://www.sheppconstruction.com

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GOVERNMENT RELATIONS 47th Ward Democratic Organization Paul Rosenfeld 4330 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 47thdems@gmail.com http://www.47thward.com Denneen Public Affairs Bob Denneen bobdenneen@gmail.com

GRAPHIC/WEB DESIGN Donna Shultz Graphic Designer Donna Shultz p: (773) 588-0309 donna_shultz@ameritech.net http://donnashultzdesign.com/ Worksite LLC Tom Stuenkel p: (773) 769-7227 info@worksitellc.com http://worksitellc.com

Xtra Mile Creative Michael Ledajaks p: (312) 388-3969 michael@xtramilecreative.com http://www.xtramilecreative.com/

GREEN ENERGY Suzlon Wind Energy Corp. Hope Whitfield 8750 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Chicago, IL 60631 p: (773) 328-5077 hope.whitfield@suzlon.com http://www.suzlon.com

HAIR SALONS Fox Hair Pamela Fox 3919 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 935-1966 psfox3@aol.com http://www.foxhairchicago.com

Ursula Bielski Ursula Bielski is the founder of Chicago Hauntings, Inc. and the host of PBS’ “The Hauntings of Chicago” (WYCC). An historian, author, and parapsychologist, she has been writing and lecturing about Chicago’s supernatural folklore and the paranormal for nearly 20 years, and is recognized as a leading authority on the Chicago region’s ghostlore and cemetery history. She is the author of ten popular and critically acclaimed books on the same subjects including the Chicago Haunts series and Graveyards of Chicago. An excerpt from the Chicago Haunts series: My paranormal life, with all its awe and impossibility, began with my earliest memory of all: waking up in my little bed sometime after midnight to the sound of ghostly footsteps on the stairs. The phenomenon was one that occurred every single night in the house on Bell Avenue, on Chicago’s northwest side, from the day my mother and father bought it until the time I began high school some fourteen years later, but it was one to which I would never grow accustomed. In fact, I know now that it was the fear of that nightly visitor that led me to a lifelong interest in the Other Side. For two years, my mom and dad slept in the formal dining room on the first floor. My older brother, Adalbert James, slept in a crib in the adjacent kitchen. During those years Chicago cops worked rotating shifts, some months from 8 am to 4 pm, some from 4 to midnight. Other months, they’d endure the first watch, from midnight until just after dawn. During the nights over the course of those years, when my father was on duty, there were times my mom would awaken in that makeshift bedroom, sure

Great Clips Phyllis Frick 2321 W. Lawrence Ave. Chicago, IL 60625 p: (773) 516-4461 Phyllis.frick@greatclips.net http://www.greatclips.com/salons/1193

Rev. Billy’s Chop Shop Amanda & Rev. Billy Simmons 4314 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 248-2887 revschopshop@gmail.com http://www.revbillyschopshop.com

J R H Kids Cuts Julie Hull 2123 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 279-9119 s-hull@sbcglobal.net

Sejour Salon Rachel Jordan 2249 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 250-5440 sejoursalon@gmail.com http://sejoursalon.com

Lather Chicago Tim Toth 1826 W. Montrose Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 271-7200 latherchicago@latherchicago.com http://www.latherchicago.com

Spitcurl Janet Torelli 2750 N. Southport Chicago, IL 60614 p: (773) 935-8544 janet@spitcurlsalon.com http://www.spitcurlsalon.com

she had heard sounds from the uninhabitable upstairs halls. Decades later, she would still recall the breathless times spent standing in the darkened kitchen alone after midnight, my brother softly breathing in his crib, as she strained, listening with every nerve, to verify some movement beyond her imagination. When the upstairs rooms were finally renovated, some three years later, the doubts she’d had about the reality of the sounds instantly dissipated. In fact, in the course of a single night, we all became believers. I don’t quite remember that very first night we slept in the upstairs rooms—my mom and dad at the top of the stairs, my brother and I at the back of the house—but my mom and dad (and even my brother) always would. The night came during my dad’s turn on the evening watch, so he returned home soon after midnight and, after my mom had fried him a plate of eggs, they climbed the stairs to bed. Sleep came quickly, but almost at once they were awakened by the sound of footfalls on the ancient oak stairs, the treads creaking in succession from foyer to landing, for all the world as if someone were stealthily making his way to the second floor from the front hall downstairs. Instinctively, my dad reached to the nightstand for his service revolver and, a moment later, swung around the door frame to confront the intruder. To his astonishment there was no one there, though, as he looked down the steps, the sound of the footfalls continued as clearly as before. After a few moments, my anxious mom called out to him. His response was: “Lory, come look at this.” And so, that night, the two stood together at the top of the hall, mesmerized by what they could hear, but neither see nor quite believe. Roused by the sound of voices and the blazing hall lights, my brother and I—just four and three years old—soon joined them. I am told that I stared for the briefest second, then at once began to cry. Molly Moynahan has three books to her credit as well as being an award winning playwright and script writer. Enjoy an excerpt from her book Stone Garden on page 46.

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HOME BREWING Brew Camp Jared Saunders 4639 N. Damen Ave. Chicago, IL 60640 p: (773) 857-2400 jared@brewcamp.com http://www.brewcamp.com

HOME INSPECTION Speaker of the House Property Inspections Michael Massart 4044 N. Lincoln Ave., #228 Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 267-2272 massart@insightfulinspections.com http://www.insightfulinspections.com

HOME PAINT & SUPPLIES Sherwin Williams Arturo Rodriguez 2959 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 588-5019 Sw3399@sherwin.com http://www.sherwin-williams.com/ store-locator/paint-store/chicago/ il/3399

HOTELS/INNS Broughton Hotels of Chicago Caesar Lanceta 528 W. Brompton Ave. Chicago, IL 60657 p: (773) 404-3499 caesar@broughtonhotels.com http://www.broughtonhotels.com

INSURANCE AGENT/ BROKERS GB Group Inc. Milena Echeverry 3932 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 477-7400 milena@gb-group.com http://www.gb-group.com A. Gonzalez Insurance Agency LLC Alan Gonzalez 4118 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 604-2200 Allstate Insurance Tim Thavis 3843 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 348-8067 timthavis@allstate.com Allstate Insurance Jim DeFrancesca & Brian Roscoe Jim DeFrancesca or Brian Roscoe 3806 N. Ashland Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 929-9400 SILE5303@allstate.com http://www.allstate.com American Family Insurance John Kent 3805 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 348-8600 jkent@amfam.com http://www.johnakent.com

Enrollment Specialists Tiffany Strietelmeier 4518 N. Damen Ave. Chicago, IL 60625 p: (800) 378-0339 Illinois Vehicle Auto Insurance Doug Luberda 3415 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 604-5000 agarcia@illinoisvehicle.com Kane Insurance Group, Inc. Michael Kane 4016 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 525-0661 mike@kanegroupins.com http://www.kanegroupins.com LegalShield Stan Bartkus p: (773) 588-2526 louiseandstan@gmail.com http://www.louiseandstan.com

State Farm Insurance—Hemina Patel Hemina Patel 3837 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 267-0303 hemina.patel.l8fu@statefarm.com http://www.heminapatel.com State Farm Insurance TolentinoMoser Insurance Agency, Inc Glenda E. Tolentino-Moser 2015 W. Montrose Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 549-3300 glenda@tolentino-moser.com http://www.tolentino-moser.com The Health Insurance Shoppe Jordan Wishner 1900 W. Belmont Ave. Chicago, IL 60657 p: (773) 880-8484 jordan@thehealthinsuranceshoppe.com www.thehealthinsuranceshoppe.com

INTERIOR DESIGN

LLC Insurance Agency Vincent Campisano 4216 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 467-7150 vincent@llc-ins.com http://llc-ins.com

Curtain Couture Nina Guiffre 3722 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 472-4400 curtainscouture@yahoo.com http://www.curtainscouture.com

Luke Harding State Farm Luke Harding 3061 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 278-0001 luke@lukehardinginsurance.com http://lukehardinginsurance.com

Unpatterned LLC Carly Moeller 4044 N. Lincoln Ave., #157 Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 517-2979 carly@unpatterned.com

Salvador Insurance Agency Wil Salvador 3360 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60641 p: (773) 777-1922 wil@salinsure.com

plants inc Jane Rodgers 2457 W. Montrose Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 478-8208 info@plantsinc.biz http://www.plantsinc.biz

INTERIOR PLANT DESIGN

Cole’s Appliance & Furniture Co.

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Kane Insurance Group

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JEWELRY/COINS A-1 Jewelry & Coin, Ltd. John Polo 1827 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 868-0300 a1jewelry@ameritech.net http://www.a1jewelryncoin.com Baizaar Andrew Diamond p: (773) 791-9801 baizaarshop@gmail.com http://baizaarshop.com/

LANDSCAPE DESIGN

West Lakeview Liquors Kristina Bozic 2154-56 W. Addison St. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 525-1916 info@wlvliquors.com

MANUFACTURING Eastern Accents Sandrine Navarro 4201 W. Belmont Ave. Chicago, IL 60641 p: (773) 604-7174 sandrine@easternaccents.com http://www.easternaccents.com

Annette Held Landscape Design, Ltd. Annette Held 3731 N. Monticello Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 267-8289 annheld@aol.com http://www.aheldlandscapes.com

Karl Lambrecht Corporation Alvin Lambrecht 4204 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 472-5442 sales@klccgo.com http://www.klccgo.com

Jaxy Custom Flowerscapes Dana Lyons 4224 N. Sacramento Ave. #1 Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 343-1148 jaxyflowers@gmail.com http://jaxyflowers.com

MARKETING

Timothy Lally Design Timothy Lally 2046 W. Hutchinson St. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 868-5088 tldesign@ameritech.net http://www.timothylallydesign.com

GainTap Graham Onak 4044 N. Lincoln Ave. #541 Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 242-9231 graham@gaintap.com http://www.gaintap.com

LIQUOR SALES

Kathy Chapman DNAinfo Chicago Kathy Chapman p: (312) 508-4683 kchapman@dnainfo.com http://advertisednainfo.com

Bottles & Cans Carly Katz 4109 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 857-2270 carly@bottlesandcanschicago.com www.bottlesandcanschicago.com

EXS Marketing Michael Chesler 9344 N. Lincoln Ave. Niles, IL 60714 p: (847) 208-8946 exsmktg@yahoo.com

Lightspan Digital Mana Ionescu 3717 N. Ravenswood, Ste. 237 Chicago, IL 60613 p: (312) 637-9473 mana@lightspandigital.com http://lightspandigital.com Lyon Communications Jay Lyon 3759 N. Ravenswood Ave., Ste. 129 Chicago, IL 60642 p: (773) 529-1212 jay@lyoncommunications.com http://www.lyoncommunications.com T60 Productions Tony Gnau 180 N. Stetson St., Ste. 3500 Chicago, IL 60601 p: (844) 351-6060 tgnau@t60productions.com http://www.t60productions.com

MARTIAL ARTS Self Defense Centers Tim Critser 2151 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 539-2900 info@selfdefensecenters.com http://www.selfdefensecenters.com

MEDIA TRAINING, PR, VIDEO PRODUCTION Tricom Associates Chicago Michelle Weber p: (312) 371-8707 michelle@tricompr.com

Heartland Payment Systems Scott Madura p: (312) 217-2181 scott.madura@e-hps.cOm Payline Data Chris McDonald p: (815) 276-5905 cmcdonald@paylinedata.com http://paylinedata.com PaymentUSA Chase James 6671 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Bldg. D #210 Las Vegas, NV 89119 p: (866) 725-1855 paymentusa01@gmail.com

MOVING COMPANY H2H Movers Inc. Edwin D. Rivera 4419 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60641 p: (773) 236-8797 h2hmovers@abv.bg New City Moving Brian Slater 2358 N. Damen Ave. Chicago, IL 60647 p: (773) 489-0600 info@newcitymoving.com http://www.newcitymovers.com The Professionals Moving Specialists Jacob Twig 3918 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 478-1365 info@thepromove.com http://www.thepromove.com/

MERCHANT SERVICES Calibr Merchant Services Raymond Siffel p: (866) 803-1850 info@gocalibr.com http://gocalibr.com/

A-1 Jewelry & Coin, Ltd.

American Family Insurance

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NEWSPAPERS Lakeview Newspaper George W. Rimel P.O. Box 578757 Chicago, IL 60657 p: (312) 493-0955 lkvwnews@aol.com http://www.lakeviewnewspaper.com

NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT Big Buzz Idea Group Melissa Lagowski 4055 W. Peterson Ave., Ste. 105 Chicago, IL 60646 p: (773) 804-8589 info@bigbuzzideagroup.com http://www.bigbuzzideagroup.com

ONLINE PUBLICATIONS Daily Whale Dennis Gragert 222 W. Ontario Chicago, IL 60654 p: (312) 787-5204 dennis.gragert@dailywhale.com http://www.dailywhale.com

PETS, SERVICES & SUPPLIES Tank It Easy Brian Levinson 3700 N. Ashland Ave. chicago, IL 60613 p: (630) 699-5006 brian@tankiteasy.com http://tankiteasy.com The Chicago Dog Walking Co. Jillian Farland p: (847) 942-1291 thechicagodogwalkingco@gmail.com http://thechicagodogwalkingco.com

Zulu dog+cat Boutique Michele Goodman 3919 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 281-2009 info@zuluchicago.com http://zuluchicago.com/

PHOTOGRAPHERS/ VIDEOGRAPHY Peter J. Schulz Photography Peter Schulz p: (773) 936-3785 pjsphoto@earthlink.net http://www.pschicago.com Products On White Photography Jeff Delacruz 1801 W. Warner Ave., #102 Chicago, IL 60613 p: (312) 880-7214 info@powphotography.com www.powproductphotography.com/ Sharon Gaietto Photography Sharon Gaietto p: (773) 279-1301 smgaietto@gmail.com www.sharongaiettophotography.com Steven E. Gross & Associates Mr. Steven E. Gross 4330 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 509-9393 steven@stevenegross.com http://www.stevenegross.com http://www.reallifeweddings.com

TK Photography Chicago Tiana and Thomas Kubik 4353 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (847) 386-1223 info@tkphotographychicago.com

PLUMBING SERVICES Bubba and Wayne Sewer Service Inc. Melodie Jarach 3703 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 267-1010 bubbawayne2155@sbcglobal.net Fettes, Love & Sieben Stephanie Argamaso 4325 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 935-7260 sargamaso@flsplumbing.com http://www.flsplumbing.com J. Blanton Plumbing Jake Blanton 5126 N. Ravenswood Ave. Chicago, IL 60640 p: (773) 724-9272 jake@jblantonplumbing.com http://www.jblantonplumbing.com Power Plumbing & Sewer Contractor, Inc. Joe & Rae Lynn Piccioli 3840 N. Ashland Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 248-9574 power@powerplumbinginc.com http://www.powerplumbinginc.com

Tall Tale Productions Mike Eisenberg 3759 N. Ravenswood Ave., Ste. 225 Chicago, IL 60613 p: (872) 829-2256 talltalemail@gmail.com http://www.talltaleproductions.com

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PRINTING/SHIPPING The UPS Store Dan Scott 4044 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 871-1400 store4569@gmail.com http://www.theupsstorelocal.com/4569 Dun-Wel Lithograph Co. Guy Grundhoefer 3338 N. Ravenswood Ave. Chicago, IL 60657 p: (773) 327-8811 info@dun-wel.com http://www.Dun-Wel.com Dupli-Group Walter McCormack 3628 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 549-5285 wally@dupli.com http://www.dupli.com

SECURITY Lincoln Alarms Tony Athans p: (847) 972-1040 tony@lincoln-alarms.com http://www.lincoln-alarms.com

SIGNS/VEHICLE WRAPS In Sight Sign Company 3910 W. Grand Ave. Chicago, IL 60651 p: (773) 267-4002 chris@insightsigncompany.com http://www.chitowncarwraps.com

State Farm Insurance-Hermina Patel

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Custom Window Treatments Blinds / Shades / Shutters 3722 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60613 Phone 773.472.4400 Fax 773.472.4433 Email curtainscouture@yahoo.com www.curtainscouture.com northcenterchamber.com

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PHOTO: Steven E. Gross

Windy City Playhouse 3014 W. Irving Park Rd. Windy City Playhouse’s fun yet refined atmosphere features a sophisticated bar with craft cocktails and plus seating. Each play offers a completely unique experience, as the theater transforms into an entirely new setting for an intimate artistic affair. Visit windycityplayhouse.com for a full event schedule and rental information. PHOTO: Steven E. Gross

Leigh Marcus Chicago Realtor 1586 N. Clybourn Ave. Leigh Marcus has been helping Northcenter residents buy and sell their homes since 2006. As a long-time resident of the area, Leigh is passionate about getting his clients the best possible price for their homes. In 2016 alone, Leigh sold more than 160 homes in Chicago and has been consistently recognized among the Top 1% of Chicago realtors.

Curtain Couture 3722 N. Lincoln Ave. Give your windows the star treatment with Curtain Couture! Their designers and seamstresses bring more than 30 years of expertise and a keen sense of style to assist you. Curtain Couture offers high-quality custom window treatments, unique fabrics and trims, window hardware, and blinds and shades, along with great attention to construction and detail so you get that perfect finishing touch. Walk-in appointments available; call Curtain Couture today!

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PHOTO: Steven E. Gross

PHOTO: Steven E. Gross

Ruby Nails 4017 N. Lincoln Ave.

Dun-Wel Lithograph Co. 3338 N. Ravenswood Ave.

Your friendly neighborhood nail salon offers a variety of services including spa mani-pedis, waxing and tinting. In addition to quality treat-yourself services at affordable prices, you can also enjoy peace of mind: the salon’s expert nail technicians and estheticians use all disposable materials and sanitize all equipment for a clean, safe treatment for every customer. Ruby Nails does not work with artificial or acrylic nails as part of a commitment to keeping their space fume-free, so you can enjoy your manicure without that chemical smell.

Dun-Wel Lithograph has been providing quality print and design solutions for 70 years. We are a small company, dedicated to meeting your needs with quick turnaround, intimate service, and professional quality. We specialize in commercial products such as stationery, booklets and business cards; as well as large format projects like presentation boards, banners, and window graphics. Our clients have included consumer product manufacturers, real estate, financial, non-profits, schools and churches.

John Kent American Family Insurance 3805 N Lincoln Ave. John Kent has been a licensed American Family Insurance agent for more than 20 years, and he and his team can offer you dependable auto, home, business, health and life insurance. He and his colleagues offer unique experience and areas of expertise to help you find the plan that works best for you. Fun Fact: John spent time living in Charleroi, Belgium, and as a fluent French-speaker, is happy to help out any fellow francophone Chicagoans who may need insurance.

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SNOW REMOVAL AND EXTERIOR SERVICES

VETERINARIANS Duke Animal Hospital Dr. Angela Duke 3941 N. Ashland Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 697-9757 dukeanimalhospital@gmail.com http://www.dukeanimalhospital.com

TSI—The Service Innovators, Inc. Timothy Gibbons p: (773) 278-8467 SERVICE@TSISNOW.COM http://theserviceinnovators.com/

STORAGE

North Center Animal Hospital, Inc. Dr. Joan Burkhart DVM 1808 W. Addison St. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 327-5050 ncahvet@gmail.com www.northcenteranimalhospital.com

Strongbox Self Storage Linda Strohmayer 1650 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60613 p: (773) 248-6800 info@strongboxselfstorage.com http://www.strongboxselfstorage.com

The Royal Treatment Veterinary Spa Dr. Barbara Royal 4130 N. Rockwell St. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 267-9966 royalvet@rtvc.us http://www.royaltreatmentveterinarycenter.com

TECHNOLOGY Quality Connections August Arrigo 4026 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 p: (773) 661-4000 OfficeAdmin@quality-connect.com

URBAN PLANNING CONSULTANT Lanz & Associates, Inc. Ronald Lanz p: (773) 858-8624 rlanz@lanzplans.com http://www.lanzplans.com/

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Coonley Elementary School

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North Center Animal Hospital

North Center Animal Hospital

Treating every client like family, and each pet like our own. http://www.northcenteranimalhospital.com Coonley Elementary School students group with their "buddies." The Chamber is proud to support Coonley's Buddy Program, a peer-to-peer support and community building program for students with special needs. The program fosters a spirit of good citizenship and friendship among students. PHOTO: Steven E. Gross

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NCCG to get 50% off your first exam fee. 1808 W. Addison St. (Addison & Lincoln)

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Molly Moynahan Molly Moynahan has been writing and teaching for more than twenty years. She is a published novelist, an award-winning playwright and scriptwriter, a columnist and blogger. She teaches writing and literacy in both high school and college and currently lives in Chicago. Moynahan is the author of three novels, Parting is All We Know of Heaven, Living in Arcadia and Stone Garden. Stone Garden, published in 2003, was chosen a Notable Book by the New York Times, a best teen read by the American Library Association and was a BOOKSENSE 76 choice. An excerpt from Stone Garden Millstone’s cliques probably seemed amorphous from the outsider’s perspective, but we knew they were clearly delineated, enclosed worlds. My group was the hippieenvironmentalist- rebel-art clique. We didn’t do a thing together, but when times grew difficult we’d pull on black armbands, stage a guerrilla theater protest in the front hall, or simply leave school for the woods, where we sometimes dropped acid or smoked dope but mostly sat around talking about how much we pitied our parents and hated high school. There were the preps-deck shoes, corduroy pants, Fair Isle sweaters for the girls with thin gold chains and stud gold earrings, oxford cotton shirts for the boys, no socks. The preps liked folky art rock and had parties at the country club. Their sports were field hockey, ice hockey, soccer and lacrosse. They were intolerant of any deviation from what they considered “tradition,” drank prodigiously, and acted middle-aged. The socialites wore Lilly Pulitzer prints and carried baskets for purses. There were no boys in this group. I don’t think they actually had any philosophy. It was mainly a fashion choice.

Business Index 47th Ward Alderman Ameya Pawar’s Office......... 39 47th Ward Democratic Organization..................... 40 888 Orthodontics, PC............................................ 25 A-1 Jewelry & Coin, Ltd.......................................... 42 Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center............ 26 Affinity Dental........................................................ 26 Agile Project Services, Inc......................................31 A. Gonzalez Insurance Agency LLC........................41 A.J. Hudson’s Public House...................................13 Alexander Graham Bell Elementary School..........20 Align Joint & Spine.........................................25 & 27 Allstate Insurance...................................................41 Allstate Insurance Jim DeFrancesca & Brian Roscoe..........................41 American Family Insurance....................................41 American Theater Company...................................12 Ancient Dragon Zen Gate NFP.............................. 23 ANDCO Management, Ltd......................................31 Andrea A Raila & Associates, Inc...........................31 Andrew Gancarz-Hinkle.........................................12

The kids who didn’t live in the area were bused in from Trenton, and their clique was born from exclusion. Whenever there was an assembly on diversity, they ended up on stage dressed in FUBU looking bored. They used bad grammar, and they were usually cheerful and friendly. All the black kids were in this group, the kids from mixed marriages, and one boy from Ecuador who was rich but ended up there by default. Peter Wong didn’t belong in that group either, but being Chinese he was considered difficult to absorb, so they let him hang around even though he had no street cred and he was always winning awards for being a math genius. The politicians ran the school, dressed like bankers in straight skirts, wool pants, ironed shirts, and sometimes jackets. They frequently participated in junior versions of adult institutions like the United Nations and the Supreme Court. All the members of the debating club came from this group, and they sat together at lunch having staged arguments. They followed Duncan Farley around like ducklings and they made all the announcements in the morning over the P.A. The politicians were sort of our enemies. The antisocial stance of our clique was an affront to their involved, get-with-theprogram attitude. It’s not like we were lazy but we didn’t think high school was the place to make a major impact. I considered it a staging area, a place where you gathered information. Then there were kids like Sigrid who had no group, undocumented migrant worker kids who drifted the halls in search of sanctuary. They were dressed like children by their unobservant parents, they did their homework, and they never spoke in class or homeroom unless called upon.

Annette Held Landscape Design, Ltd................... 42

Begyle Brewing Co.................................................12

Anthony V. Panzica, Attorney at Law.....................31 Apart Pizza Company.............................................13

Beneen Prendiville Arbonne Independent Consultant........................ 26

Arbonne Independent Consultant........................ 37

Bergen Counseling Center.................................... 25

Arbonne International........................................... 37

Bethany Retirement Community........................... 23

Armand’s Pizzeria...................................................13

Be Well. The Art of Asian Therapies...................... 26

ARTango South American Bistro............................13

Big Bricks................................................................13

Artisan Eyecare...................................................... 26

Big Buzz Idea Group.............................................. 43

AthletiCo Physical Therapy................................... 27

Big Fork Brands..................................................... 38

Augustyn Family Services..................................... 25

Black Bear Academy—Chicago Private........20 & 23

Azamba.................................................................. 39

Blend Build Inc....................................................... 39

Back 2 School Illinois............................................. 23

Blue Sky Bakery & Cafe................................. 12 & 23

Badesch Abramovitch........................................... 35

Blue Sky Bakery & Cafe......................................... 23

Baird & Warner City North..................................... 32

Bo’s Concessions................................................... 38

Baird & Warner Real Estate— Mike McCallum...................................................... 32

Bottles & Cans....................................................... 42

Baird & Warner Real Estate— Wilma Johnson...................................................... 32

Brew Camp.............................................................41

Baizaar................................................................... 42

Bricks 4 Kidz...........................................................19

BBQ King Smokehouse..........................................13

BRIDGE® Printing & Promotional Products, Inc.... 35

BBQ Supply Company............................................13

Bridgeview Bank.................................................... 37

Bradley Business Center........................................31 Brian Allendorfer Company, Inc............................ 39

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Your guide to services in Northcenter Guaranteed Rate—Joe Burke 3940 N. Ravenswood Ave. Joe Burke of Guaranteed Rate has been in the Top 1% four years in a row by keeping his customers at the center of everything and providing personal, unmatched service. Joe understands that choosing a mortgage is the biggest decision of your life. With the cutting edge technology that Guaranteed Rate provides, Joe makes finding the perfect mortgage process simple and fast.

Healthy Smiles, Inc. 2005 W. Addison St. At Healthy Smiles, Inc., Dr. Rita Salvi Platt and her team commit to giving every patient quality, affordable oral healthcare. Dr. Platt has more than 27 years of experience, and continues to receive top marks for quality and service. The National Consumer Advisory Board named her one of America’s Top Dentists in 2017. You can schedule a complimentary personal consultation with Dr. Platt by calling 773-573-1234, or by visiting healthysmilesinc.com. PHOTO: Steven E. Gross

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Broughton Hotels of Chicago.................................41

Danny’s Egghead Diner..........................................14

Grace & Leavitt Tavern...........................................12

Brownstone Tavern & Grill......................................13

Da Sorce................................................................. 38

Gracious House..................................................... 23

Bubba and Wayne Sewer Service Inc................... 43

David L. Hoyt Education Foundation.....................19

Great Clips............................................................. 40

Bughouse Theater..................................................12

Davis Theater..........................................................13

Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce...... 23

Byron’s Hot Dogs....................................................13

Deborah Fry, LCPC................................................ 26

Great Lakes Clincal Trials...................................... 26

Cafe Orchid.............................................................13

Delta Kappa Realty & Property Management........31

Guaranteed Rate - Joe Burke.................................31

Calibr Merchant Services...................................... 42

Denneen Public Affairs.......................................... 40

Guaranteed Rate - Sheryl Cohen Becker...............31

Campbell Street Asset Management.....................31

Dilemma Designs................................................... 39

H2H Movers Inc..................................................... 42

Capt’n Nemo’s........................................................13

Direct Effect Charities........................................... 23

Half Acre Beer Company........................................12

Caron Arc Bar & Board............................................13

Dizzy Cow LLC........................................................ 37

Hamsa Ayurveda and Yoga................................... 27

C&C Selling Chicago - @properties...................... 32

Donna Shultz Graphic Designer............................ 40

Happy Fig creator of Latchpal............................... 38

Celtic Crown Public House.....................................14

Donohoe Pediatrics............................................... 26

Harrington Brown, LLC...........................................31

Centered Therapy Chicago................................... 25

Dos Ricco's Mexican Asian Fusion.........................14

Harvest Outdoor Media Corporation.................... 35

Central Federal Savings........................................ 37

Dovetail Brewery, Inc.............................................12

Haus Financial Services LLC................................. 35

CG Realty Group.................................................... 32

Dovetail Studios for Dance & Fitness.....................19

Healthy Smiles, Inc................................................ 26

Chestnut Cleaning Services.................................. 38

Heartland Payment Systems................................. 42

Chicago Bicycle Company..................................... 37

Drs. Valdes & Kulekuwskis Podiatry Center...................................................... 27

Chicago Engineer’s Foundation............................ 23

Duke Animal Hospital............................................ 45

House of Wah Sun..................................................14

Chicago Glass Collective........................................19

Dun-Wel Lithograph Co......................................... 43

i9 Sports® - Chicago Northside..............................19

Chicago N. Center Fit Body Boot Camp................ 26

Dupli-Group........................................................... 43

Illinois Restaurant Association...............................16

Chicago Sky Cares Foundation............................. 23

Eastern Accents..................................................... 42

Chicago’s Pizza and Pasta......................................14

East-West Integrated Medicine, LLC..................... 26

Illinois State Representative Greg Harris, 13th District....................................... 39

Chicago Vein Institute & Chicago Cosmetic Institute................................... 26

eighth blackbird..................................................... 23

Illinois Vehicle Auto Insurance...............................41

Eilts & Associates, Inc............................................ 35

Immediate MD....................................................... 26

Childrens Lighthouse N. Center............................20

Elaine Wyder-Harshman........................................ 36

In Sight Sign Company.......................................... 43

CHIRP Radio........................................................... 23

embellish Boutique................................................ 38

Iron Heritage & Supply Co..................................... 37

Chi-Tex BBQ Inc..................................................... 38

Enrollment Specialists............................................41

Irpino Real Estate.................................................. 32

CircEsteem..............................................................19

Epiphany United Church of Christ......................... 23

Irving Park Barber Shop........................................ 37

City Tree Delivery.................................................. 38

Everywhere Wireless, LLC..................................... 38

Irving Park Chiropractic Center............................ 25

Closet Outfitters.................................................... 38

EXS Marketing....................................................... 42

Jakubco, Richards & Jakubco PC.......................... 36

CMIT Solutions of Chicago.................................... 38

Fantasy Costumes................................................. 39

Jaxy Custom Flowerscapes................................... 42

Cobblestone Development................................... 39

Fettes, Love & Sieben............................................ 43

J. Blanton Plumbing............................................... 43

Cole’s Appliance & Furniture Co........................... 39

Fit to be Fried, Inc.................................................. 39

Jennifer Howe, LCSW............................................ 25

Common Pantry..................................................... 23

Forever Sunglasses............................................... 38

Jeri’s Grill................................................................14

Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4).23

Forward Chicago................................................... 23

John G. Wolf—Attorney At Law............................ 36

Concordia Place.....................................................20

Found Chicago....................................................... 35

J R H Kids Cuts....................................................... 40

CONLON: A Real Estate Company/ Christie’s International Real Estate....................... 32

Fountainhead..........................................................14

Julius Meinl.............................................................12

Four Star Brass Band..............................................12

Kane Insurance Group, Inc.....................................41

Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey, 12th District.................................... 39

Fox Hair.................................................................. 40

Karl Lambrecht Corporation.................................. 42

Freshworks Dental Studio..................................... 26

Kathy Chapman DNAinfo Chicago........................ 42

Friends of Ravenswood School............................. 23

Kennedy Mann Architecture.................................. 35

F.T. Karall Co......................................................... 35

Kingsview Asset Management.............................. 39

Furlong Investment Solutions............................... 39

Kitsune Restaurant and Pub...................................14

GainTap.................................................................. 42 GB Group Inc...........................................................41

KoenigRubloff | Anne Rodia Real Estate............................................................. 32

Gene and Rosemary Schulter Foundation............ 23

Kruse Asset Management..................................... 39

GiGi’s Playhouse Chicago...................................... 23

Lakeview Newspaper............................................ 43

Golden Physique.................................................... 26

Lakeview Pantry.................................................... 23

Gomberg Sharfman P.C......................................... 36

Lake View Realty Inc............................................. 32

Cookie Spin by Innovative Indulgences.................12 Coonley Elementary School..................................20 Cork Lounge...........................................................12 Corn Productions....................................................13 CPR Cell Phone Repair.......................................... 37 Creative Motion Chicago, LLC............................... 27 Curtain Couture......................................................41 Cusp Dental........................................................... 26 Daily Whale............................................................ 43 Dance Center Chicago............................................19

Hollender House Inc.............................................. 39

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Your guide to services in Northcenter Northcenter Rug Cleaners 3726 N. Lincoln Ave. A neighborhood institution celebrating a century of quality service this year, Northcenter Rug Cleaners cleans area rugs, carpets and furniture, and you can “lug your rug” in for a 20% discount. Worried about allergy season? Welcoming a new pet? Northcenter Rug Cleaners offers deep cleaning for a clean, green, allergy-free home and offers a 100% odor removal guarantee. If you’re looking to switch up your carpet or flooring, Northcenter Rug Cleaners can help with that, too, and you can even shop at home! PHOTO: Steven E. Gross

Kane Insurance Group 4016 N. Lincoln Ave. The motto at Kane Insurance Group is “Caring makes a difference,” and Michael Kane and his team not only believe it, but live it. Their trustworthy and experienced staff will make you and your needs a priority, as they have been doing for 36 years. An Independent Insurance Agency, Kane Insurance represents many different companies and offers the knowledge and flexibility to find the right plan for you. Whether you’re buying a new home, starting a business or buying that boat you’ve always wanted, the team at Kane Insurance is here to help.

Natural Touch Chiropractic Center 4361 N. Lincoln Ave. At Natural Touch Chiropractic Center, we focus on improving your health and well-being the natural and holistic way. We treat a variety of conditions ranging from neck and back pain to chronic pain due to stress and postural imbalance using a safe and effective approach that is all natural, gentle and noninvasive. We offer several treatment methods that include chiropractic manipulative therapy, physical therapy modalities, soft tissue massage, and popular forms of traditional Chinese therapy such as acupuncture, cupping and gua sha.

THANK YOU The Northcenter Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the following for making this guide possible:

Ann Newton, Advertising Sales

Northcenter Chamber of Commerce Marketing Committee: Mike McHugh, Commitee Chair

Steven E. Gross, Photography

Executive Director Lindsay Eanet, Copywriting Associate Director Eileen Keleghan, Membership

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Donna Shultz, Graphic Designer Dupli-Group, Printing And especially to our advertisers!

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Lanz & Associates, Inc........................................... 45

Neighborhood Boys & Girls Club............................19

Rock Candy Salon and Spa................................... 37

Laschet’s Inn...........................................................14

Neumann Family Services..................................... 23

Rocks Northcenter..................................................15

Lather Chicago...................................................... 40

New City Moving.................................................... 42

Ruby Nails.............................................................. 37

Laugh Out Loud Chicago........................................13

New Day Network Wellness Center...................... 25

Ryan Realty & Associates, Inc............................... 32

Law Office of Molly Armour................................... 36

Next Century Distribution..................................... 39

Salvador Insurance Agency....................................41

Law Office of Patrick R. Casey.............................. 36

North Center Animal Hospital, Inc........................ 45

Savanna Restaurant...............................................15

Law Office of Russell D. Knight............................. 36

North Center Chicago Families Against Racism... 23

Save More Lounge..................................................12

Law Office of Sima L Kirsch PC..................... 31 & 36

Northcenter Eye Care............................................ 26

Schwind Realty Group - Century 21 SGR Inc..........31

Law Office of Theresa L. Panzica...........................31

Northcenter Neighborhood Association............... 23

Scott Tucker Solutions, Inc.................................... 39

LegalShield.............................................................41

Northcenter Rug Cleaners, Inc.............................. 37

Scratch DJ Academy...............................................19

Leigh Marcus @properties.................................... 32

North Park Elementary School..............................20

Sejour Salon........................................................... 40

Lightspan Digital.................................................... 42

North Side Housing & Supportive Services.......... 23

Self Defense Centers............................................. 42

Lincoln-Addison Currency Exchange.................... 39

O’Donovan’s Pub & Restaurant..............................14

Senate President John Cullerton.......................... 39

Lincoln Alarms....................................................... 43

Old Town School of Folk Music..............................19

Servpro of Ravenswood........................................ 39

Lincoln Ave Check Cashers, Inc............................ 39

Orange Garden Restaurant....................................15

ServYoSelf...............................................................15

Lincoln Foot and Ankle Center.............................. 27

Orange Shoe Personal Fitness.............................. 26

Sharon Gaietto Photography................................. 43

Lincoln Square Athletic Club................................. 26

Payline Data........................................................... 42

Shepp Construction, INC....................................... 39

LLC Insurance Agency............................................41

PaymentUSA.......................................................... 42

Sherwin Williams....................................................41

Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria.............................................14

Perceptual Motion, Inc...........................................19

Sierra Auto Group, Inc........................................... 37

Luke Harding State Farm........................................41

Peter J. Schulz Photography................................. 43

Slim’s Chicago........................................................15

Lycée Français de Chicago....................................20

Pete’s Quality Remodeling.................................... 39

Smoke Daddy..........................................................15

Lyon Communications........................................... 42

Pi-Hi Cafe................................................................15

Speaker of the House Property Inspections.........41

LYRIQ Music School, LLC........................................19

Pilates Center of Chicago...................................... 27

Spitcurl................................................................... 40

Lysaught Law Office.............................................. 36

Pilgrim Lutheran Church and School....................20

Spotless Cleaning Chicago................................... 37

Mainstream Boutique —Chicago.......................... 38

Pioneer Realty Management................................. 32

Spring Yoga and Fitness........................................ 27

Mangan Builders, Inc............................................. 39

PitchFork.................................................................15

Sprint...................................................................... 38

Maribel Selva, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage........................................... 32

plants inc.................................................................41

St. Andrew Parish & School...................................20

Platform Coworking............................................... 39

Starbucks—Irving Park Rd.....................................12

Markov Consulting Services.................................. 38

Power Plumbing & Sewer Contractor, Inc............. 43

Starbucks—Western Ave........................................12

Marmalade..............................................................14

Prairieland Montessori..........................................20

State Farm Insurance—Hemina Patel....................41

Martinizing Green Cleaning.................................. 39

Present Place Chicago...........................................20

Martyrs’...................................................................12

Products On White Photography.......................... 43

State Farm Insurance Tolentino-Moser Insurance Agency, Inc................41

Mary Ellen Considine, Coldwell Banker................ 32

@properties— Dawn Lynch................................... 32

State Representative Ann Williams....................... 39

Mazek Law Group LLC........................................... 37

@properties—Jennifer Scully................................ 32

St. Benedict Parish and Preparatory School........20

MB Financial Bank................................................. 37

@properties—Shannon Slabada........................... 32

Steven E. Gross & Associates................................ 43

McFetridge Sports Center......................................16

Q-BBQ.....................................................................15

Story Practice Consulting, LLC.............................. 39

McKinley Chiropractic........................................... 25

Quality Connections.............................................. 45

St. Pauls House, A Lutheran Life Community....... 23

MDA Chicago......................................................... 23

Rahilly & Associates—@properties....................... 32

Strongbox Self Storage......................................... 45

Meditate Yoga & Meditation Center...................... 27

Rany Management, LLC......................................... 32

Stuart J. Cohen & Co., P.C..................................... 35

Michael Silver & Company CPAs........................... 35

Ravenswood Chiropractic & Wellness Center...... 25

Studio 8 Pilates...................................................... 27

Michelle DeWoskin Properties LLC....................... 32

Ravenswood Health and Wellness Center............ 26

Susie Kanter Team/Dream Town Realty................ 32

Modern Health & Body, Inc................................... 25

Ravenswood Q........................................................15

Suzlon Wind Energy Corp...................................... 40

Monty Gaels Tavern & Grill.....................................14

Ravenswood United Church of Christ................... 23

Swedish Covenant Immediate Care...................... 26

Mr. B’s BBQ.............................................................14

Reclaimed Bar and Restaurant..............................15

Symmetry Physical Therapy.................................. 27

Mrs. Murphy and Sons Irish Bistro.........................14

Red Eyes Coffee......................................................15

T60 Productions.................................................... 42

Nails @ 4056.......................................................... 37

Resi’s Bierstube......................................................15

Taco In A Bag..........................................................15

Nami Sushi Bar........................................................14

Restoration............................................................ 23

Tall Tale Productions............................................. 43

Natural Touch Chiropractic Center....................... 25

Rev. Billy’s Chop Shop........................................... 40

Tank It Easy............................................................ 43

Nava Segall M.D. Pediatrics.................................. 26

Robinson’s #1 Ribs..................................................15

Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA.......................... 27

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Tattler Post #973 American Legion...................... 23

Window Remedy.................................................... 38

Contractor/Services............................................... 39

Tavern on Little Fort...............................................15

Windy City Playhouse.............................................13

Contractor/Services & Real Estate........................ 39

Taxlink, Inc............................................................. 35

Wintrust Bank Chicago.......................................... 37

Costumes............................................................... 39

TCF National Bank................................................. 37

Wintrust Bank N. Center........................................ 37

Counseling/Therapists.......................................... 25

The Chicago Dog Walking Co................................ 43

Worksite LLC.......................................................... 40

Coworking Space................................................... 39

The Chicago Mosaic School...................................19

Xtra Mile Creative.................................................. 40

Currency Exchange............................................... 39

The FIT Institute..................................................... 27

Zan Atelier.............................................................. 35

Dentist/Orthodontist............................................. 25

The Globe Pub........................................................16

Zaytune Mediterranean Grill..................................16

Distribution Services............................................. 39

The Health Insurance Shoppe................................41

Zen Wealth Management Group........................... 39

Dry Cleaners.......................................................... 39

The Kuehl Group, Inc............................................. 32

Zneimer & Zneimer P.C.......................................... 37

Early Learning/Preschool......................................20

The Penn Dutchman Antiques............................... 35

Zulu dog+cat Boutique.......................................... 43

Elected Officials..................................................... 39

The Piggery.............................................................16

Financial Planning/Services.................................. 39

The PrivateBank Fire Pitch............................ 16 & 20

Fire and Water Emergency Clean-up.................... 39

The Professionals Moving Specialists.................. 42

Fitness Center/Personal Training.......................... 26

The Rise Fitness Boot Camp................................. 26

Category Index

The Royal Treatment Veterinary Spa.................... 45

Accounting Services/CPA’s.................................... 35

Furniture & Appliances.......................................... 39

The Teacher’s Way..................................................19

Advertising............................................................. 35

General Contractor................................................ 39

The UPS Store........................................................ 43

Alterations/Custom Clothing................................. 35

Government Relations........................................... 40

The Voice Lab.........................................................19

Animal Shelter....................................................... 35

Graphic/Web Design............................................. 40

The Wilcox Company..................................... 31 & 32

Antiques................................................................. 35

Green Energy......................................................... 40

The Wishcraft Workshop........................................19

Apparel Printers..................................................... 35

Hair Salons............................................................. 40

Thresholds............................................................. 23

Architects............................................................... 35

Health and Wellness.............................................. 26

Tiger’s Body Shop.................................................. 37

Art/Music/Dance.....................................................19

Healthcare............................................................. 26

Timothy Lally Design............................................. 42

Attorneys/Legal Services...................................... 35

Home Brewing........................................................41

Tiny Giants Early Learning Center.........................20

Auto Body/Parts/Service/Repair........................... 37

Home Inspection....................................................41

TK Photography Chicago....................................... 43

Automobile Sales................................................... 37

Home Paint & Supplies...........................................41

T-Mobile/Wireless Vision....................................... 38

Bakeries..................................................................12

Hotels/Inns..............................................................41

TOP Chicago.......................................................... 39

Banks..................................................................... 37

House of Worship/Spiritual................................... 23

tori’s bitty bows..................................................... 38

Barbers................................................................... 37

Insurance Agent/Brokers.......................................41

Tortorice’s Pizza......................................................16

Bars & Breweries....................................................12

Interior Design........................................................41

Trejo & Associates................................................. 35

Beauty/Salons........................................................ 37

Interior Plant Design...............................................41

Tricom Associates Chicago................................... 42

Bicycles & Accessories.......................................... 37

Jewelry/Coins........................................................ 42

Trudo Realty........................................................... 32

Candy Shop............................................................ 37

Landscape Design................................................. 42

TSI - The Service Innovators, Inc........................... 45

Carpet & Rug Cleaning.......................................... 37

Liquor Sales........................................................... 42

Tuesday’s Child...................................................... 23

Cell Phones/Repair................................................ 37

Live Entertainment.................................................12

Tuscan Hen Market.................................................16

Children’s Programs, Services & Sports................19

Live Theater............................................................12

Unpatterned LLC.....................................................41

Children’s Services................................................ 23

Manufacturing....................................................... 42

Upchurch & Associates.......................................... 35

Chiropractic Physicians......................................... 25

Marketing............................................................... 42

US Bank.................................................................. 37

Christmas Trees & Decorations............................. 38

Martial Arts............................................................ 42

Vamoose Tattoo Removal..................................... 26

Cleaning Services.................................................. 38

Media Training, PR, Video Production.................. 42

Vantiv..................................................................... 39

Closet Design......................................................... 38

Merchant Services................................................. 42

Via Lima Restaurant...............................................16

Clothing & Accessories.......................................... 38

Mortgage Services.................................................31

Wald Management Company, Inc......................... 32

Coffee Shops..........................................................12

Movie Theater.........................................................13

Wasabi Café............................................................16

Comics/Games/Trading Cards.............................. 38

Moving Company................................................... 42

Waveland Bowl.......................................................16

Community Organizations..................................... 23

Newspapers........................................................... 43

Weichert Realtors—All Pro.................................... 32

Computer Consulting............................................ 38

Nonprofit Management......................................... 43

Welles Park Parents Association........................... 23

Concessions........................................................... 38

Online Publications................................................ 43

West Lakeview Liquors.......................................... 42

Consulting.............................................................. 39

Optometrists.......................................................... 26

Wild Goose Bar and Grill........................................16

Consulting/Business Software.............................. 39

Pediatrician............................................................ 26

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Food Pantry........................................................... 23

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Philanthropy Grant Listing

Pets, Services & Supplies...................................... 43

Grace & Leavitt Tavern...........................................13

Photographers/Videography................................ 43

Guaranteed Rate—Joe Burke.................................31

Physical Therapy.................................................... 27

Guaranteed Rate—Sheryl Becker..........................31

Pilates/Tai Chi/Yoga.............................................. 27

Healthy Smiles....................................................... 24

Plumbing Services................................................. 43

House of Wah Sun..................................................16

We want to make sure you didn't miss any of the exciting projects and programs that the Northcenter Chamber has been able to help fund through our Philanthropy Grant Program.

Podiatrists.............................................................. 27

Kane Insurance Group............................................41

Blue Sky Bakery..................................................... 22

Printing/Shipping................................................... 43

Kennedy Mann Architecture.................................. 35

CHIRP Radio........................................................... 22

Real Estate Appraisal.............................................31

Law Office of Sima Kirsch...................................... 30

Common Pantry..................................................... 24

Real Estate Attorney...............................................31

Leigh Marcus Chicago Realtor................................. 1

Coonley Elementary School.................................. 45

Real Estate Development.......................................31

Lincoln Foot and Ankle Center.....Inside Back Cover

Gene and Rosemary Schulter Foundation............ 34

Real Estate Management.......................................31

Lincoln Square Athletic Club................................. 27

GIGI's Playhouse Chicago..................................... 30

Real Estate Sales................................................... 32

Lycée Français de Chicago.....................................18

Lakeview Pantry.................................................... 27

Restaurants.............................................................13

Mainstream Boutique—Chicago........................... 38

Nieghborhood Boys & Girls Club........................... 30

Schools...................................................................20

Maribel Selva Real Estate.......................................31

Pilgrim Lutheran School........................................ 34

Security.................................................................. 43

Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro.............................14

Windy City Playhouse.......................................Cover

Senior Services...................................................... 23

Natural Touch Chiropractic Center....................... 24

Signs/Vehicle Wraps.............................................. 43

Nava Segall MD.......................................Back Cover

Snow Removal and Exterior Services................... 45

Neighborhood Boys and Girls Club........................19

Social Services....................................................... 23

North Center Animal Hospital............................... 45

Sports & Recreation................................................16

Northcenter Rug Cleaners, Inc.............................. 37

Storage................................................................... 45

North Park Elementary School...............................21

Technology............................................................ 45

Orange Shoe Personal Fitness.............................. 26

Trade Association...................................................16

Prairieland Montessori..........................................20

Urban Planning Consultant................................... 45

Present Place Chicago............................................19

Veterinarians.......................................................... 45

Resi's Bierstube...................................................... 17

If you know of a Northcenter community organization that might benefit from a grant, please contact Lindsay Eanet at the Chamber Office. We would also like to extend a special thanks to chamber member Steven E. Gross, Steven E. Gross Photography, for photographing the grant recipients featured in this issue.

SERVPRO of Ravenswood..................................... 38

Advertiser Index

St. Andrew School..................................................21 State Farm Insurance-Hemina Patel..................... 43

A-1 Jewelry & Coin, Ltd.......................................... 43

State Representative Greg Harris, 13th District.... 38

Affinity Dental........................................................ 24

St. Benedict Preparatory School............................21

American Family Insurance................................... 42

St. Pauls House...................................................... 22

Armand’s Pizzeria...................................................13

Swedish Covenant Immediate Care........................... Inside Front Cover

Bergen Counseling Center.................................... 24 Bethany Retirement Community........................... 24 Central Savings...................................................... 34 Chicago Athletic Clubs.......................................... 27 Chicago Vein Institute........................................... 25 Cole’s Appliance & Furniture Co............................41 Concordia Place......................................................19 CONLON: A Real Estate Company/Christie’s International Real Estate....................................... 29

Team Tim Allstate.................................................... 8 The Fit Institute...................................................... 27 The Northman Cider Pub & Bistro..........................15 The Piggery.............................................................14 The Service Innovators.......................................... 47 The UPS Store.......................................................... 9 The Wilcox Company...............................................11 Tiger's Body Shop.................................................. 35

Cook County Commission John Fritchey................ 9

Waveland Bowl.......................................................12

Cork Lounge...........................................................15

Wild Goose Bar and Grill........................................15

Curtain Couture..................................................... 42

Windy City Playhouse.............................................13

Davis Theater...........................................................11

Wintrust Bank North Center.................................. 35

Dun-Wel Lithograph.............................................. 45

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2017 Shop Northcenter Community Guide and Membership Directory  

The 2017 Shop Northcenter Community Guide & Membership Directory is your handy guide to the best local shopping, dining, services and more!...