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Keep Cool with These International Frozen Desserts

3446 W. Irving Park Rd., Irving Park

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3247 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Albany Park

838 N. State St., Gold Coast

2618 N. Clark St., Lincoln Park

2236 N. Sacramento Ave., Logan Square; 1846 N. Damen Ave., Bucktown

2236 N. Sacramento Ave., Logan Square; 1846 N. Damen Ave., Bucktown

2421 W. North Ave., Humboldt Park

517 Dempster St., Evanston

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Chang's Restaurant on Elston

Anyone know if another restaurant is opening at the old Chang's on Elston and Kimball?

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July 4 weekend parties and events

3732 W. Irving Park Road 773-866-5266

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1925 W. Cortland 773-489-0738

2109 S. Wabash Ave. 312-753-5700

66 E. Ohio St. 312-667-1701; 12 S. Michigan Ave. 312-646-6005

66 E. Ohio St. 312-667-1701; 12 S. Michigan Ave. 312-646-6005

3155 N. Broadway 773-857-3155

858 N. Ashland Ave.

1919 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-598-4549

1655 W. Cortland St. 312-772-2859

2381 Milwaukee Ave. 773-819-9200

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Does anyone know what the old Family Dollar is turning into on elston and kimball?

It's under construction right now but I'm just curious if anyone knows what it's going to be.

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Basement water after storm

Hi Neighbors -

I live near the intersection of Sawyer and Irving and had some water in my basement after the bad rainstorm that hit Chicago the night of the Stanley Cup game 7. Instead of relaxing on my couch and watching the wonderful victory, I was sucking up water from my carpet. I know I am not alone as there were around 30 other frantic home owners with me at Home Depotbuying wet vacs and box fans. Anyways, the...

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Hi Neighbors -

I live near the intersection of Sawyer and Irving and had some water in my basement after the bad rainstorm that hit Chicago the night of the Stanley Cup game 7. Instead of relaxing on my couch and watching the wonderful victory, I was sucking up water from my carpet. I know I am not alone as there were around 30 other frantic home owners with me at Home Depotbuying wet vacs and box fans. Anyways, the water wasn't as bad as what I have heard from others but enough to likely ruin my carpet and make me nervous every time it rains.

I had two companies come out to give me their take and had two completely different recommendations. The first guy (Everdry) quoted $5,000 to install a back-flow valve as his initial feedback was the city did something with the sewers that night to avoid flooding their system which caused water to come up through our drains. The second guy (US Water Proofing) quoted me $15,000 to install interior drain tiles throughout my basement and told me the back flow valve is worthless. I guess the interior drain tile that my developer installed wasn't sufficient enough for that type of storm.

So...curious, is anyone else having similar issues? If so, what have you heard and/or what are you doing to fix and prevent it going forward? My hope is that the water is the result of how much rain we got in June (record breaking?) and that I should hold off on doing any work to see if it happens again. We just bought this gut rehabbed house and I don't know if I have a strong enough sample size to do something this major right out of the gate. We had no other issues during other storms since moving in three months ago so not entirely sure what to do. Any feedback I greatly appreciated!

Have a great night!

  • B resident

    We had this issue last summer with almost 12 inches of water. We had a variety of quotes from $4k-$15k. We went with Lincoln Sewer and it was the best $7000 we've ever spent. This is NOT a do it yourself gig. I highly recommend Lincoln Sewer 773-276-0610. They'll give you an honest assessment.

  • MM40 new addition to Portage Park

    I moved into my house last May knowing water was an issue and that it would cost some coin to fix it. The basement flooded at least twice (an inch or two) last summer. I had numerous places over for estimates, but not a one would quote me anything as...

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    I moved into my house last May knowing water was an issue and that it would cost some coin to fix it. The basement flooded at least twice (an inch or two) last summer. I had numerous places over for estimates, but not a one would quote me anything as they couldn't say for sure how the water was getting in. Very frustrating when you're prepared to pay to repair something but no one will. Anyway, I too got water after that Monday storm. Only difference being I was already prepared with a shop vac and floor fans. But I was able to note where the water appeared to be coming in from (this is more difficult when the basement is finished) This time when I had the various services come by I was able to get answers and actual estimates. There will be interior drain tile in my future. Unfortunately, I will tell you what they all told me, hold off doing anything until you can identify for sure how the water is getting in. Considering your place is recently rehabbed, there could be issues the builder wasn't aware of regarding water that they just built right over. My water was appearing in the tiny crawl space under the stairs and its very likely the same thing is happening behind the drywall along the same wall. I would get a few of those water detectors that go off like smoke alarms at home depot for like $10 a piece. Place them around the basement so you can a least know when you need to get out the trusty shop vac. And if you happen to be there when they start going off you'll be closer to your answer. Another suggestion? Get a dehumidifier, I was amazed by how quick that sucker filled up.

Jun 01

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Child Care

Hi neighbors,

We are currently searching for child care options in the Irving Park or surrounding area. Anyone have any recommendations? We've searched on Yelp, and was hoping you all might know of some great in-home daycares that might not listed on Yelp.

Thanks!

  • Jennifer, contact me at rayshiz at yahoodotcom

  • Kari M Stay at home mother new to Portage Park

    I am a moving to a single family home in Portage Park August 1st and I am hoping to watch a child in my home after we move. I have a 21 month old son, and over 8 years of child care experience. Send me an email if you would like to chat! machunask at gmail.com. I am also cpr/first aid certified.

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Landscaper recommendations - independence Park?

Anyone know a good landscaper in the independence park area? Just looking for someone to do weekly mowing, trimming, etc.

Thanks !

  • Susan 3800 block N Ridgeway educator

    Muniz landscaping
    773-588-5317
    773-206-3618

  • Elmer Haneberg life long resident

    My sons age 12 and 15 (Jack and Erik) cut grass and pull weeds. We've lived in the Gipna neighborhood over 50 years and they now cut 9 lawns via Everyblock referrals. Call me at 773-972-0470 and they'll stop by to give you a free estimate or cut. Also they're all GREEN using a brand new 54 volt mower, weed wackier and blower
    Mulch or bagged. Building up their college fund and character

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Young man hurt near McDonalds

was just walking home and saw a young man being tended to outside the McDonalds on central park and irving. His shirt was covered in blood. Does anyone know if this was violence or a tragic accident?

  • No, you aren't safe just because you're not a gang member. Stray bullets don't care who you are.

  • I know violence is inevitable and I know it can happen everywhere, but I caught myself being urban cool the other day--"oh, just another shooting...that's living in the city"--and wondered how I could be so callous. Just because it happens so frequently in this city does not make it ok for lives to be taken in what I consider to be senseless violence...

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Chicago's canned beers of summer

Where to buy it: Binny’s Beverage Depot Lincoln Park (1720 N. Marcey St. 312-664-4394) and South Loop (1132 S. Jefferson St. 312-768-4400); Capone’s Liquor (3678 N. Elston Ave. 773-583-0240)

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Where to buy it: Binny’s Beverage Depot Lincoln Park (1720 N. Marcey St. 312-664-4394) and South Loop (1132 S. Jefferson St. 312-768-4400); Capone’s Liquor (3678 N. Elston Ave. 773-583-0240)

Where to buy it: Binny’s Beverage Depot Lincoln Park (1720 N. Marcey St. 312-664-4394) and South Loop (1132 S. Jefferson St. 312-768-4400); Capone’s Liquor (3678 N. Elston Ave. 773-583-0240)

Where to buy it: Binny’s South Loop, River North (213 W. Grand Ave. 312-332-0012) and Lakeview (3000 N. Clark St. 773-935-9400); Capone’s Liquor; Bottles & Cans (4109 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-857-2270)

Where to buy it: Binny’s South Loop, River North (213 W. Grand Ave. 312-332-0012) and Lakeview (3000 N. Clark St. 773-935-9400); Capone’s Liquor; Bottles & Cans (4109 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-857-2270)

Where to buy it: Binny’s South Loop, River North (213 W. Grand Ave. 312-332-0012) and Lakeview (3000 N. Clark St. 773-935-9400); Capone’s Liquor; Bottles & Cans (4109 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-857-2270)

Where to buy it: Binny’s locations (call for availability) and Plum Market (1233 N. Wells St. 312-229-1400)

Where to buy it: Revolution Brewery (3340 N. Kedzie Ave. 773-588-2267), Pellys Liquors (3444 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-528-1338) and some Binny’s locations (call for availability).

Where to buy it: Revolution Brewery (3340 N. Kedzie Ave. 773-588-2267), Pellys Liquors (3444 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-528-1338) and some Binny’s locations (call for availability).

Where to buy it: Capone’s Liquor, Go Grocer (2060 W. North Ave. 773-697-4075), Warehouse Liquors (634 S. Wabash Ave. 312-663-1850) and most Binny’s locations (call for availability).

Where to buy it: Capone’s Liquor, Go Grocer (2060 W. North Ave. 773-697-4075), Warehouse Liquors (634 S. Wabash Ave. 312-663-1850) and most Binny’s locations (call for availability).

Where to buy it: DryHop Brewers (3155 N. Broadway 773-857-3155)

Where to buy it: BreakRoom Brewery (2925 W. Montrose Ave. 773-564-9534)

Where to buy it: Binny’s River North, Lakeview, Lincoln Park and Hyde Park (1531 E. 53rd St. 773-324-5000)

...one of the city’s earliest breweries, Lill & Diversy. Warehouse Liquors and The Beer Temple (3185 N. Elston Ave. 773-754-0907) already have the first two, but the official release date for all...

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Lost Kitty

Dear Friends.

Our black kitty who is 15 and on medication has disappeared. He is an escape artist when the back door opens to let our dog out. His name is Puppy and he is 15. We are in the 3700 block of N, Albany. He is wary of people but if he needs help, he will come to you. Thank you!

  • Ishmael Rufus Resident

    There is a cat that fits this description in the 4000 block of Kildare. He / She keeps staying around the residence at 4017 N. Kildare Ave. The coat seems a bit lighter in color but it's difficult to tell in the low light.

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Man wounded in Irving Park shooting

About 5:30 p.m., the 31-year-old was in a vehicle in the 3500 block of West Irving Park when another male walked up and shot him in the chest, shoulder and left arm , police said.

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Man Wounded In Irving Park Shooting

About 5:30 p.m., the 31-year-old was in a vehicle in the 3500 block of West Irving Park Road when another male walked up and shot him in the chest, shoulder and left arm , police said.

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Police Respond to Barricade Situation in Albany Park

The Chicago Transit Authority said no. 78 Montrose buses were being temporarily rerouted in both directions via Montrose, Pulaski, Elston, Irving Park and Kimball.  

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Officers responded around 3:20 a.m. to the 4400 block of North Drake Avenue, police said. Details surrounding the situation were not immediately available, but an HBT response, which stands for Hostage-Barricade-Terrorism, was called, according to authorities.

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Man Critically Wounded In Irving Park Shooting

About 5:30 p.m., the 31-year-old was shot in the chest, shoulder and left arm in the 3900 block of North Central Park Avenue, police said.

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4 wounded in shootings on Northwest, West and South sides

Earlier at 5:30 p.m. on the 3900 block of North Central Park Avenue in the city's Irving Park neighborhood, said Officer Veejay Zala, a spokesman for the Chicago Police Department.

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A 21-year-old man was walking in the 7800 block of South Carpenter Street when a gunman approached him on foot, fired shots and fled, said Officer Ron Gaines, a Chicago Police spokesman.

...police said. The man, who is a known gangmember, was on the street in the 6400 block of South Francisco Avenue when a vehicle drove up and someone from inside fired before the vehicle fled, police...

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