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City Lit Books Presents "Storytime With Miss Irica"
Saturday, December 7th 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Join us for stories, songs, and dancing with Irica Baurer. Children of all ages will have fun!
Precious Pets Almost Home Cat Adoption Event at Logan Pets
Harmony House For Cats Fundraiser "Holiday Party for Purrs"
Sunday, December 8th 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Celebrate the holidays with us at Revolution Brewing. Your ticket includes 5 delicious beers brewed on-site (Cross of Gold, Iron Fist Pale Ale, Bottom Up Wit, Eugene Porter, and Anti-Hero IPA), soda, and 3 appetizers (Polenta Fries – vegan, Sweet Potato Cakes – vegetarian, and Mini Pulled Pork Sandwiches). Raffle drawing is at 7:30 pm. Payment must be received online, at our PO Box or in person at the shelter by 3 pm on Friday, Dec. 6th, to qualify for the $30 Early Bird price. Please allow 5 business days for US Mail to reach us. Guests can pay at the door for $35, and must be 21 years or older to attend. Sorry, your pet cannot attend this event.
Holiday Sale and Open House at Logan Square Acupuncture
Sunday, December 8th 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm.
Enjoy tasty food and drink, meet the practitioners and make a dent in your holiday shopping!
City Lit Books Presents "Chicago Crime Fiction Night"
Wednesday, December 11th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Chicago Crime Fiction Night!
City Lit Books Three Scenarios in Which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail
Thursday, December 12th 6:30 pm 7:30 pm
City Lit Books Presents "Curbside Splendor Essayists Night"
Friday, December 13th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Curbside Splendor Essayists Night
Free Photos With Santa and a Holiday Concert at Liberty Bank
Saturday, December 14th 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Meet Santa Claus and take home a free photo when he visits Liberty Bank. Each year Santa stops at Liberty Bank on his way through Chicago to meet area children. A professional photographer will be on hand to provide a memorable holiday keepsake. It’s always a fun event for the whole family.
Enjoy special Christmas performance by: St. John Berchman's Children's Choir at 11:00 am. Reservations are not required.
During the holiday season, the bank is collecting new or gently used coats to benefit Christopher House. Coats can be dropped off at any Liberty branch location.
City Lit Books "Weird & Wonderful Book Club"
Wednesday, December 18th 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Weird & Wonderful Book Club
The Charnel House Presents New Play
Design Dance Presents a Morning of Holiday Dance Fun
Saturday, December 21st 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
This Holiday season, Design Dance presents a morning of holiday dance fun at Haas Park! You’re invited to get your last minute shopping done while we take your child on a journey through the Nutcracker! Students will spend the afternoon learning dances from the classic Nutcracker ballet, making holiday crafts and preparing a short showcase for parents!
This event is proudly sponsored by Play, Ivivva, and Rock Candy Salon & Spa! All parents of participants can enjoy exclusive shopping offers at these locations on December 21st!
For more information, you can call 312-361-0864 or visit us online at designdance.net.
Harmony House For Cats Fundraiser "Ham-Bingo at Hamburger Mary's
Monday, December 30th, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Join us to play Ham-Bingo at Hamburger Mary’s. This is not your Aunt Sally’s church basement bingo game, so leave the children at home, and have some naughty fun for a good cause. $15 donation for one set of bingo cards good for all ten games. Drinks and incredible food available for purchase. Get there early before the tables fill up. Sorry, your pet cannot attend this event.
D'Noche New Years Eve Party
Tuesday, December 31st 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Now Booking Reservations for New Years Eve
For More Information Contact: Jennifer Bryson firstname.lastname@example.org 773-322-7284
A Season Of Giving With 39th Dist.Rep. Maria "Toni" Berrios
Through Monday, January 6th
Stop by our the office to spread some holiday cheer and participate in our holiday drive.
33rd Ward Alderman Deb Mell Holding Food & Toy Drive
Helping for the Holidays: Food & Toy Drive
We're still collecting items for the Irving Park Food Pantry and Chicagoland Toys for Tots. Food items need to be dry and in non-glass containers; toys should be new, unopened, and unwrapped.
Feel free to drop items off at our office: 3649 N. Kedzie Phone: 773-478-8040.
32nd Ward Ald. Waguespack Hosts Food Drive
32nd Ward Office
Our office has partnered with the Greater Chicago Food Depository to host a food drive to benefit those in need. Our office will be collecting non-perishable items from now until December 31st during our office hours 9:00 am - 6:00 PM.
According to the Greater Chicago Food Depository, more than 860,000 people in Cook County are unsure of when they will receive their next meal. Please consider making a donation, together we can fight hunger!
14th Police District is Hosting a Holiday Food Drive
From November 1st through December 21st
The 14th District will be conducting a "Holiday Food Drive" to benefit local residents in need. Please bring any unopened, non-perishable food items to the Police Station.
14th Police District Holds Holiday Toy Drive
November 1st through December 18th
There are many children this year for whom the Holidays will just be another day. Help bring joy to a child this Holiday!
Monthly Business Education Workshops
In the opinion of the Logan Square Chamber this is the most effective investment in time any small business or entrepreneur can make.
The Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP) offers workshops every Wednesday and Friday. Workshops will vary each month and are conducted by City Officials, experts and partner business organizations. All workshops are free, and open to the public. Workshops are held at BACP's offices located at 121 N. LaSalle St., City Hall Room 805, Chicago, IL 60602.
BACP is also offering a program designed to give business owners the essential elements in starting and growing a business.
* Attend nine workshops at BACP and earn a Business Start-Up Certificate.
For more information or to register for a workshop call 312-744-5344. or download calendar:
BBB Warns of Magazine Scam
A new scam dealing with magazine subscriptions has hit the Northern Illinois area. The scam disguises itself as a magazine subscription renewal form asking individuals to renew at odd prices. Some cases involve much higher renewal rates, while others receive a significant mark-up.
For more tips or to report a scam, visit www.bbb.org or call 3-1-1.
BBB Warns of Posts Offering Business Deals
When approached to start your own business, be wary of unscrupulous tactics and possible scams.
For more tips or to report a scam, visit www.bbb.org or call 311.
From Liberty Bank
SECURITY WARNING DEBIT CARD PHONE SCAM
We have been notified by law enforcement officials of a computer automated telephone scam that has impacted Illinois Bank customers. Debit card customers are receiving automated telephone calls stating that their debit card account has been breached. The customers are told that they will need to reset their information in order to use their debit card account. The scam works this way:
From the IRS
Protect Yourself from the Dirty Dozen Tax Scams
The IRS’s annual ‘Dirty Dozen’ list includes common tax scams that often peak during the tax filing season. The IRS recommends that taxpayers be aware so they can protect themselves against claims that sound too good to be true. Taxpayers who buy into illegal tax scams can end up facing significant penalties and interest and even criminal prosecution.
From the BACP
Better Business Bureau Names Top Scams of 2012
The BBB's Top Ten Scams are ranked based on number of specific inquiries made by consumers to provide insight on the deceptive and sometimes illegal business practices in 2012.
Bernas explained, "Being aware that these scams exist is extremely important so that people can avoid becoming a victim and losing money or personal financial information."
For the complete list of Top Ten Scams in 2012, visit www.bbb.org
From the FTC
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is warning small businesses www.ftc.gov/opa/2013/01/emailscam.shtm that an e-mail with a subject line "NOTIFICATION OF CONSUMER COMPLAINT" is not from the FTC. The e-mail falsely states that a complaint has been filed with the agency against their company.
From the BACP: Beware of Scams Involving Door-to-Door
The City of Chicago has entered into an agreement with an electrical supplier to provide cheaper electricity to Chicago residents. All customers will receive a letter explaining this new program.
From the Better Business Bureau: Homeowners Tricked into Overpaying for Deeds
Be aware! Homeowners nationwide are receiving letters asking them to pay upwards of $80 to obtain a certified copy of their property deed. What the mailings don't mention is that deeds are available from the county for a few dollars or less.
Don't Fall for Phony IRS Websites
The Internal Revenue Service is issuing a warning about a new tax scam that uses a website that mimics the IRS e-Services online registration page. The actual IRS e-Services page offers web-based products for tax preparers, not the general public. The phony web page looks almost identical to the real one. The IRS gets many reports of fake websites like this. Criminals use these sites to lure people into providing personal and financial information that may be used to steal the victim’s money or identity.
From the IRS
Taxpayers should be on the lookout for a new, email-based phishing scam now circulating that targets Department of Defense military members, retirees and civilian employees. The email appears to come from Defense Finance and Accounting Services and displays a .mil email address. The email states that those receiving disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) may be able to obtain additional funds from the IRS. Email recipients are then asked to send various VA and IRS documents containing their personal and financial information, such as copies of VA award letters or their income tax returns, to an address in Florida. The information on these documents is then used by the scammers to commit identity theft. Typically, identity thieves use someone’s personal data to empty the victim’s financial accounts, run up charges on the victim’s existing credit cards or apply for new loans, credit cards, services or benefits in the victim’s name.
For more information on phishing scams, please see phishing scam
Daily Deal Site SaveMore Accused of Being a Scam
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) says customers from 45 states filed complaints in the last 10 months saying they never received discount coupons purchased from the Texas-based daily deal site SaveMore.com. The BBB urges extreme caution when dealing with SaveMore.com, a business with close ties to Douglas Van Arsdale, founder of the notorious debt settlement company, Credit Solutions of America. SaveMore.com has an “F” grade with the BBB, the lowest grade possible.
BBB TOP TEN SCAMS OF 2011
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) investigates thousands of scams every year, from the latest gimmicks to schemes as old as the hills. BBB's new Scam Source www.bbb.org/scam is a comprehensive resource on scam investigations from BBBs around the country, with tips from BBB, law enforcement, and others. You can sign up to receive Scam Alerts by email, and you can also be a scam detective yourself by reporting scams you've discovered.
Click here to see the top ten scams of the year which have been divided up into nine major categories, plus the BBB's Scam of the Year.
URGENT SCAM ALERT: BEWARE OF FAKE COMPLAINT E-MAIL CLAIMING TO BE FROM BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (from SBA & BBB)
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) warns businesses to beware of a malicious e-mail claiming to be from the BBB about a complaint filed against a company. The BBB does not send complaints out as attachments.
From the IRS EIN Scam
A message claiming to be from the IRS Office of Professional Responsibility is being received by taxpayers instructing them to acquire a new EIN. Taxpayers may call the IRS stating they have received the email. The subject line contains the text "Acquire new EIN". The body of the message instructs recipients to obtain a new Employer Identification Number in connection with fraudulent actions. NOTE: The text in the subject line and/or body of the message may read differently, but the message is similar.