• The Copernicus Center in Chicago's Jefferson Park neighborhood

Jefferson Park is a predominantly middle-class neighborhood of people coming from a variety of diverse backgrounds. Like many neighborhoods on the Northwest Side of Chicago the neighborhood has a heavy Polish-American presence, and is home to the Copernicus Foundation, the Polish parish of St. Constance, as well as a host of other Polish-American organizations, institutions and businesses.

Chicago's Jefferson Park Neighborhood Real Estate Update

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Each of Chicago's 77 neighborhoods has it's own flavor. Jefferson Park, on the Northwest Side, is known for being a family-friendly community and a popular residential area for Chicago's fire fighters, police officers and school teachers. With the North Branch Trail, Sauganash Trail, nearby golf courses and an abundance of parks and green space, Jefferson Park mixes a suburban feel with a city touch.

Chicago Housing Market Update

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Although we've heard some chatter about a possible housing bubble, it's too early to predict a change from the current situation in Chicago, and most other areas of the country, which is higher prices and lower inventory.

Wages have been increasing, but not at the same pace as home prices, and the mortgage interest rates have risen several times this past year. This situation potentially leads to affordability issues that can cause fewer sales at lower prices, in spite of the fact that demand is still outpacing the supply of available homes.

Jefferson Park - Closed Residential Sales Up 25.6% in 1st Quarter

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Sales in Jefferson Park, as in many of the other Chicago Neighborhoods, have been relatively brisk in spite of the lingering market challenges; continuing decline in available homes to purchase and steadily rising prices.  It can be argued that if there were more homes for sale the closed sales numbers would be much higher given the number of buyers currently shopping for the right home.

Portage Park Fourth-Grader Wins National Championship For Her Invention

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A big CONGRATULATIONS to Natalie Correa, a fourth-grader from Portage Park Elementary School!  She just won a national championship for her invention of a hands-free umbrella.

Her first place prize was presented to her at the National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Exposition held this past weekend in Washington, D.C.

Several of her teammates, also from Portage Park Elementary, also came home winners for their inventions, including Victoria Quiroga, Charlotte Hastings, Emily Curiel and Anahi Mendoza.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park & Norwood Park Voters Chose Trees & Sidewalks!

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This is the 4th year in a row that Alderman John Arena allowed voters in the 45th district to choose how to spend his $1 million discretionary budget.  Voting took place for a week, and ended this past Saturday.  

So what improvements were most important to the voters who participated . . . what projects will get the funding?

45th Ward Voters - Help Arena Spend $1M Discretionary Budget

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It's your chance again to participate in the 45th Ward's Participatory Budgeting ballot.  Take part in improving our communities and spending our tax dollars on the things that matter the most.

For the fourth year in a row, Arena is giving voters the opportunity to choose how his $1 million discretionary budget is spent.  All residents of the 45th Ward older than 14 are eligible to vote. The ward includes Jefferson Park, parts of Portage Park, Forest Glen, Gladstone Park and Old Irving Park.