Archive for December, 2012

Buena Park Neighbors is holding its annual business meeting on Monday January 14th at Thorek Memorial Hospital (come in the West entrance) starting at 7pm. The agenda for this meeting is as follows:

  • Welcome
  • Updates
    • Alderman James Cappleman
    • Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer
  • Reports
    • President’s
    • Treasure’s
  • Election of officers (slate to be announced)
  • Any new business
  • Adjourn

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Maryville project update

JDL met with local neighbors Thursday evening to discuss their plans for the Maryville property (Montrose and Clarendon).  Jim Letchinger (president of JDL) has sent Buena Park Neighbors these renderings of the proposed project.  There will be several more meetings before a final decision is made and BPN will keep you informed as to times and places.  In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns email us at general@buenaparkneighbors.org.

Southeast Angle Plan site

Montrose elevation

Montrose Perspective views

Montrose Perspective views #2

Montrose Perspective views #3

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Buena Park Neighbors is hosting our second annual Holiday Jan Jam on January 26th at Nick’s Uptown from 6pm-10pm. This fund raiser helps support the programs and events of Buena Park Neighbors. Last year we had a great turn out and we expect an even bigger crowd this year. So here are the particulars.

What: Holiday Jan Jam
When: Saturday January 26, 2013 (the week between the playoffs and the Super Bowl)
Time: 6pm-10pm
Place: Nick’s Uptown, 4015 N. Sheridan
Cost: $25.00 if you pre-pay or $30.00 at the door PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!


  • Trivial pursuit with Chicago based questions. Winner(s) get a special prize
  • Karaoke contest. Winner(s) get a special prize
  • 50/50 raffle. Could be several hundred dollars for the winner
  • Silent Auction. We have some great items to bid on (see below) and they are all great deals
  • Unlimited beer. choice of several select domestic beers
  • Unlimited pizza. Michael’s is supplying the pizza again
  • Pool
  • Shuffle board

As you can see, there will be lots to do and something for everyone.  So come on out and meet your neighbors and have a blast while supporting your neighborhood organization.

Auction items thus far:
  • Tickets to two Profiles Theatre plays
  • $100 gift certificate to  The Reservoir
  • $100 gift certificate to Zen Massage
  • $500 worth of passes and goodies for “Jammin at the Zoo”
  • Original art from local artists and photographers.  Priceless.
  • Free passes to World Gym
  •  “keg in your refrigerator”
  • And more to come, so keep checking back to see what’s been added!

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What: Meeting with JDL about Maryville Project
When: Thursday December 13th
Where: Clarendon Park Community Building (4501 N. Clarendon Ave.)
Time: 7:00pm
Why: Hear from  a JDL representative about their plans for the Maryville Project
JDL is a well established development company in Chicago.  They have purchased the rights to the Maryville property and have drawn up plans for us to look at.  Alderman Cappleman has called this meeting to continue the process of community input and everyone is invited. Buena Park Neighbors supports this process  and encourages anyone who is interested to attend.  This is a major development and will have a significant impact on Buena Park.  This property needs to be developed, but it needs to be done right.  Please make this a priority and come on the 13th.

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Buena Park Neighbors is sponsoring a coat, hat, and glove drive this year.  Given the state of our economy, there is a large need for warm clothing items this year.   Last year we collected literally hundreds of items that we gave to families in need. Buena Park is a very generous community and we look forward to another good year of giving.  You will be able to drop items off at the following locations starting December 1: Thorek hospital (in the lobby), Dollop CoffeeWorld GymMichael’s Pizza, and Awake Cafe. Buena Park Neighbors thanks U-Haul for supplying boxes for the drive.

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Alderman Cappleman is announcing a meeting scheduled for December 10th at the Gill Park Field house for residents to air their opinions on a request by a bar owner to open a bar and grill at the corner of Irving Park and Broadway where Arnold’s restaurant used to be.  Buena Park Neighbors encourages anyone who is interested to attend this meeting.  The particulars of the meeting are:

Date:   December 10th
Time:  7 pm
Place:  Gill Park Field House 825 W. Sheridan Rd.

Please put this on your calendar and join us and make your opinion known. 

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