Thorek Memorial Hospital Community Health Fair

Join Thorek Memorial Hospital for their Inaugural Community Health Fair!

Saturday, February 2nd from 10am – 4pm
The Wilson Abbey in Uptown at 935 W. Wilson

This interactive event will host activities and informational booths from Thorek, health service providers, and community organizations. All residents and their families are encouraged to come to this free, informative and fun event!

Fun & Giveaways include:

  • Thorek Physicians to answer medical questions
  • Thorek nutritionists to discuss healthy food choices
  • Free health screenings
  • Free tips and information from participants
  • Giveaways from vendors!



Buena Park Business Spotlight: Uptown Fitness

We are excited to continue our Business Partners spotlight series with Buena Park’s neighborhood gym, Uptown Fitness Center (previously World Gym).

Uptown Fitness

Proud to be a neighborhood gym for over 30 years, Uptown Fitness is a place where fitness is normal. They offer a variety of classes and amenities including steam rooms, saunas, tanning beds, and a pool during the summer months.


They also have excellent personal trainers to help members see results faster. And they offer on-site child care and senior fitness options.


Al Phillips, the President of Uptown Fitness, is a legend in the health club business, not just in Chicago, but across the pond as well. Princess Diana attended the opening of one of his gyms in London and even talked about signing up! “Can I get a deal?” she asked him.


Being a neighborhood gym, they consider themselves to be the fitness hub of the Uptown area. They strive to ensure their members are happy and satisfied with their facility.

They often run special promotions throughout the year and do their best to work with members to find a membership that is right for them. Be sure to follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to stay up to date with their promotions!


For more information on how to join or pricing, visit Uptown Fitness at 909 W. Montrose Avenue or contact them at or 773-348-1212.

They are open Monday – Friday from 5am to 11pm, Saturday & Sunday from 7am to 8pm.

If your business is interested in becoming a Gold Level Business Partner, contact us today at

21 Things a Burglar Won’t Tell You


  1. Sometimes, I carry a clipboard. Sometimes, I dress like a lawn guy and carry a rake. I do my best to never, ever look like a crook.
  2. The two things I hate most: loud dogs and nosey neighbors.
  3. I’ll break a window to get in, even if it makes a little noise. If your neighbor hears one loud sound, he’ll stop what he’s doing and wait to hear it again. If he doesn’t hear it again, he’ll just go back to what he was doing. It’s human nature.
  4. I’m not complaining, but why would you pay all that money for a fancy alarm system and leave your house without setting it?
  5. I love looking in your windows. I’m looking for signs that you’re home, and for flat screen TVs or gaming systems I’d like. I’ll drive or walk through your neighborhood at night, before you close the blinds, just to pick my targets.
  6. Avoid announcing your vacation on your Facebook page. It’s easier than you think to look up your address.
  7. To you, leaving that window open just a crack during the day is a way to let in a little fresh air. To me, it’s an invitation.
  8. If you don’t answer when I knock, I try the door. Occasionally, I hit the jackpot and walk right in.
  9. Of course I look familiar. I was just here last week cleaning your carpets, painting your shutters, or delivering your new refrigerator.
  10. Hey, thanks for letting me use the bathroom when I was working in your yard last week. While I was in there, I unlatched the back window to make my return a little easier.
  11. Love those flowers. That tells me you have taste…and taste means there are nice things inside. Those yard toys your kids leave out always make me wonder what type of gaming system they have.
  12. Yes, I really do look for newspapers piled up on the driveway, and I might leave a pizza flyer in your front door to see how long it takes for you to remove it.
  13. If it snows while you’re out of town, get a neighbor to create a car and foot tracks into the house. Virgin drifts in the driveway are a dead giveaway.
  14. If decorative glass is part of your front entrance, don’t let your alarm company install the control pad where I can see if it’s set. That makes it too easy.
  15. A good security company alarms the window over the sink. And the windows on the second floor, which often access the master bedroom and your jewelry. It’s not a bad idea to put motion detectors up there too.
  16. It’s raining, you’re fumbling with your umbrella, and you forget to lock your door-understandable. But understand this: I don’t take a day off because of bad weather.
  17. I always knock first. If you answer, I’ll ask for directions somewhere or offer to clean your gutters. Don’t take me up on it!
  18. Do you really think I won’t look in your sock drawer? I always check dresser drawers, the bedside table, and the medicine cabinet.
  19. Helpful hint: I almost never go into kid’s rooms.
  20. You’re right: I won’t have enough time to break into that safe where you keep yourvaluables. But if it’s not bolted down, I’ll take it with me.
  21. A loud TV or radio can be a better deterrent than the best alarm system. If you’re reluctant to leave your TV on while you’re out of town, you can buy a $35 device that works on a timer and stimulates the flickering glow of a real television. (find it at

For more information contact the 19th District Community Policing Office

312-744- 0064 or email:

From the Chicago PD

911 vs. 311


When to call 311 and when to call 911?

The primary functions of 311 are to:

  • Provide information about city services and events
  • Process requests for city services such as missing signs, graffiti, burned out street/traffic lights, leaking water mains, pot holes, etc.
  • Process non-emergency police requests when there is no offender on the scene and there is no immediate threat to safety or property, and/or a report is all that is needed such as a theft or criminal damage that has previously occurred

Call 911 for emergencies and other situations that require immediate police and/or fire response.

Call 911 for Police Services …

  • When there is a crime in progress or one has just occurred
  • When there is an immediate threat to life or safety
  • When the services of a police officer are required on scene at that moment; such as a disturbance, or parking violator that is blocking a garage, driveway, hydrant, handicap space, etc.

Call for Fire Services…

  • When there is a serious or life threatening medical situation
  • When there is a fire or hazardous material incident/spill
  • When there is a trapped person


Remember – If you need an officer or an ambulance immediately do not call 311; call 911.

For more information contact the 19th District Community Policing Office

312-744-0064 or