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Mount Carmel Academy of East Lakeview
720 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657-4513
Founded in 1888, Mount Carmel Academy is housed in an enormous traditional building. The Catholic school servesMore children from kindergarten through eighth grade. Extracurricular sports include flag football, volleyball, basketball, softball and tennis. The school also offers musical theater and chess programs. 
Jewish Community Center Chicago
524 W Melrose St, Chicago, IL 60657-3752
The JCC offers numerous programs for children including early child care, a day camp in the summer, sports leaguesMore for basketball, soccer, flag football and more. The JCC also features a gym with trainers for adults. Several workout classes as well as a large swimming pool is available. 
Rebel Bar & Grill
3462 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657-1610
Rebel Bar & Grill is a neighborhood bar with daily food and drink specials. It also hosts viewing parties for Cubs,More Bears, Bulls and Blackhawks games and Fighting Illini football and basketball. Private party rooms are also available at its upper level.
Gill Park
825 W Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60613

Located in the Lake View community, Gill Park sits on slightly more than two acres. Its fieldhouse is air-More conditioned and contains a fitness center, an indoor swimming pool, a gymnasium, an assembly hall (with a portable stage), a kitchen and several clubrooms for rental. Outside, the park is equipped with a T-ball field and a playground.

Gill Park is one of the sites for the popular Park Kids after- school program for youth, with special programming available on school holidays. Teens can make new friends in Teen Club, as tots can do in Play Group. On the cultural side, the park offers arts & crafts, drawing and painting.

With Gill Park’s focus on fitness, there’s a variety of aquatics programs, plus Pilates, yoga, walking club and gymnastics. Sports include basketball, dodgeball, flag- and NERF-football, kickball, seasonal sports, soccer, softball and volleyball. During the summer, there’s day camp, sports camp and plus baseball instruction/league.

Editor's Note: This information was provided by the Chicago Parks District.

Wendt Playlot Park
667 W Roscoe St, Chicago, IL 60657

This small playground is located in the Lakeview neighborhood (a little over one block east of Halsted, approximatelyMore five blocks south of Addison Street).

There is no structured programming taking place at this location, but it has a playground.

Known for years as Roscoe Park for the street on which it is located, Wendt Park was among numerous neighborhood parks established by the City of Chicago in the years following World War II. The city purchased the Roscoe Street site in 1952 to serve the recreational needs of the densely-populated Lake View community.

Shortly thereafter, the Bureau of Parks and Recreation developed the site as a playlot, transferring it to the Chicago Park District in 1959. The park was thoroughly rehabilitated thirty years later. In 1983, the park district renamed the park in honor of Cook County Circuit Court Judge Kenneth R. Wendt (1910-1982).

A resident of Chicago's north side for his entire life, Judge Wendt was educated at St. Vincent's School, DePaul Academy, and Marquette University. After a brief stint on the Chicago Cardinals professional football team, Wendt returned to school to obtain a law degree from John Marshall Law School. He served as a state representative from 1952 until 1962, when he was elected to the Cook County bench.

He presided over the Narcotics Court, and later served on the Criminal Court. Nationally known for his expertise in narcotics law, he sometimes prompted controversy with his lenient sentences, often for first-time offenders.

Editor's Note: This information was provided by the Chicago Parks District.