Don’t miss the Ghostly Garden October 28

ghostly gardenJoin us in the West Andersonville Gardens from 5:00–6:00 on October 28 for our annual Halloween event! This is a non-scary event organized for families with small children. There will be games, treats and prizes. Come in costume!

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Don’t miss the next West Andersonville General Meeting – Thursday, September 28!

Join us September 28 at 7:30 pm at Ebenezer Lutheran Church (1650 W Foster Ave.) for our Fall meeting. Please note the change in date from the one we discussed at our June General Meeting. 

Along with news and updates from the neighborhood, we will also be holding elections for our 2018 board. Thank you to our nominating committee who put together next year’s slate of members and to all of our board members who have volunteered to serve the neighborhood.

The 2018 WANT Board Slate is:

President: Debby Pope
Vice President: Karen Hardy
Secretary: Miguel Trujillo
Treasurer: Dianne Daleiden
Members at Large:
Josh Bucher
Julie Nelson

We hope to see everyone on September 28!

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Join us for Coffee in the Garden September 23!

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Visit WANT in the West Andersonville Gardens on Saturday, September 23 from 10:00 am–1:00 pm! We’ll have coffee, treats, and company. Learn more about WANT, the garden, and the neighborhood in general!

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WANT Summer General Meeting – June 27

Don’t miss our next General Meeting, Tuesday, June 27 at 7:30 PM. Join us in the Cafe at Evenezer Lutheran Church where we’ll be discussing what’s going on around the neighborhood. We’ll have updates on both the West Andersonville Garden, but on Bowmanville’s progress to fund their new garden project. We’ll also be planning for the rest of 2017 and 2018. We hope to see you there!

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Don’t miss the WANT Yard Sale, June 24!

Sign up to be a seller now!

Our 2017 neighborhood yard sale will be held Saturday, June 24th from 9am to 4pm.

If you want to participate as a seller, please contact Julie Nelson at or by calling or texting 773.704.6564 with your name, address, phone number and email. Participation is free for WANT MEMBERS. Non-members pay $10. Register by Friday June 9th to be included on the map”
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Learn about BCO’s Gateway Garden Expansion at their April 12 meeting

Join Bowmanville Community Organization on Wednesday, April 12 to learn about their new plan to expand the Gateway Garden. The Gateway Garden is the space on the opposite side of the Metra tracks from our West Andersonville Gardens. Our neighbors in Bowmanville has partnered with NeighborSpace to develop a plan to purchase, preserve, and expand the current garden space. They hope it will be something beneficial to the entire local community.


“Our (very doable) vision is to create spaces for year-round food growing, accessible gardening for the elderly and persons with disabilities, ecological education for kids and parents, and a quiet oasis in our dense urban environment. However, this dream will not be realized without significant participation from the community.

2c93caf3-8333-4721-8947-788e40b56320BCO is now working to raise $50,000 in funding in order to purchase the space. They have set up a public meeting for everyone in the community who is interested in learning more about how their plan will impact the neighborhood or how to contribute.

Please join them Wednesday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Rogers Park Montessori (1800 W. Balmoral Ave.) to learn more!

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