CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - NORWOOD PARK, LINCOLN PARK, LOOP, RAVENSWOOD, EVANSTON
Chicago is home to many amazing architectural finds. One location included in this list is the oldest house in the city of Chicago. Most people think the oldest home is the Clarke House built in 1836. The fact is that English farmer, Mark Noble, built a frame house in the Norwood Park neighborhood in 1833. The house was restored a decade ago by the Norwood Park Historical Society.
Every Tuesday night you'll find a guest bartender at Prairie Fire raising tips for his or her favorite charity. Now Prairie Fire is hosting their first ever guest bartender contest. They are holding a two-round contest for anyone who wants to compete. The contest starts today and runs through December 10. The two finalists will duke it out December 14 for top honors.
Watch the Ellen show today as you see the Walters Family win $10,000 by following Tweets from Ellen. The show had contestants running through Chicago and ultimately meeting at The Bean (Cloud Gate) in Millennium Park. The giveaway involved fans wearing their craziest holiday sweaters with the 10 most interesting chosen to appear on the show. Once chosen they were encouraged to take a picture of a Chicago landmark and kiss a stranger.
Holiday shopping is very difficult when looking for a great gift for the foodies in your life. Most foodies have the gadgets and really like to explore with food. One great suggestion we found is giving cooking classes at either the Chopping Block or Cooking Fools. Both offer an affordable class on pasta making which are sure to be great adventures in food making.
Today is the start of the snow parking restrictions in Evanston. The rules are in effect until March 31 and ban parking from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. on major streets whenever there's 2 inches or more of snowfall. To make the rules a little more interesting, the ban affects even-numbered side of streets on even-numbered days and vice versa on odd-numbered days. Listen for emergency sirens at 8:15 pm to notify when the ban is in effect and 7:15am or 12:15pm on snow emergency days.
CATHY MALLERS & DEAN'S TEAM CHICAGO