Calendar: EVA meets tonight at Commercial Park
A hearing on Chicago Avenue zoning is set for 6:30pm tonight at Commercial Park. East Village Association follows with its monthly meeting at 7:30pm in the fieldhouse at 1845 W. Rice St.
Chuck Templeton, a founder of the community bulletin board OhSoWe.com, will walk members through the site's neighbor-to-neighbor features, including a forum for tool sharing and odd jobs. EVA is one of more than 80 Chicago area groups with forums on the site. Read more
'Revolting New Year assault': Ald. Moreno pledges new lighting on North Rockwell Street after an assault at the Congress Theater, 2135 N Milwaukee Ave.
Useless knowledge: Commercial Park Advisory Council is hosting an adult Trivia Night 6:30- 9pm Jan. 23 at Root Handmade Pizza, 1924 W. Chicago Ave., to raise funds for Snowberry, Superior and Honore playlot improvements.
Relax and strap it down: Take your Christmas tree to Humboldt Park or one of 22 other sites for city crews to turn it to mulch.
Tax relief: Property tax appeals close Jan. 20 and can be filed online. Ald. Moreno will sponsor a workshop Jan. 12 at Haas Park. Read more
Strong-arm robberies: Police say a lone male has approached female victims on the sidewalk and robbed them of purses, money and cell phones. East Village crime on Everyblock
More maps: Compare the three (or maybe more) ward redistricting maps at a 6pm Wednesday hearing in DePaul University's Cortelyou Commons, 2324 N. Fremont St