Nov 20 2012

Updated 3 hours ago

Viaduct murals -- how do they happen?

There's a viaduct near Kilbourn Park that consistently gets tagged up by gangbangers (and, to the city's credit, painted over pretty quickly.) I'm wondering how groups that have gotten viaduct murals together in other places made them happen -- what's the process for getting permission from the city, etc. I'd love to get something going for that spot and would happily put time and effort into organizing a group. Can anyone enlighten me? Thanks in advance!

  • Hello Erica,

    I just saw this thread you started. I think we can work together here! I am directing a few murals going up in the area. Two viaducts on Milwaukee from Irving Park to Addison and on a viaduct on Addison, right off of Kilbourn Park. These murals are set to go up in the spring of 2013, lets connect and see how we can get all of the viaducts around Kilbourn Park cleaned up and put murals on them!

  • I'll help in whatever way I can. LMK what we can do to better our neighborhood.

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Jan 26

Updated 23 hours ago

backyard cleanup needed - will pay!

The snow has melted (for now) revealing that our backyard is a mess! 2 decent sized dogs + a couple months of neglect = an abundance of dog poo.

Looking for someone to clean it up initially with potential for weekly/bi-weekly cleanup moving forward. Clean-up schedule is flexible. Rates negotiable. Located near Kimball & Irving.

Will reach out to a professional service provider (any referrals???) but thought this might be a perfect job for a local teen/entrepreneur. Any interest? PM me or comment below. Thank you!

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Chicago Restaurant Week deals extended: Your exclusive list

Bread & Wine, 3732 W. Irving Park Road, 773-866-5266. Through Saturday.

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Aquitane, 2221 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-698-8456. Through Sunday.

ARTango Bistro, 4217 N. Ravenswood Ave., 773-697-7479. Through Feb. 28.

Bar Takito, 201 N. Morgan St., 312-888-9485. Through Feb. 20

Berghoff Restaurant, 17 W. Adams St., 312-427-3170. Feb. 11-21.

Big Jones, 5347 N. Clark St., 773-275-5725. Through Feb. 9.

Bistro Voltaire, 226 W. Chicago Ave., 312-265-0911. Through Saturday.

Bistronomic, 840 N. Wabash Ave., 312-944-8400. Through Feb. 11.

The Bristol, 2152 N. Damen Ave., 773-862-5555. Through Feb. 11.

Carson’s Ribs, 612 N. Wells St., 312-280-9200. Through Feb. 11.

Cochon Volant, 100 W. Monroe St., 312-754-6560. Through Feb. 11.

Davanti Enoteca, 30 E. Hubbard St., 312-605-5900. Through Sunday.

Dolce Italian, 127 W. Huron St. 312-754-0700. Through Feb. 29.

Embeya, 564 W. Randolph St., 312-612-5640. Through Feb. 12.

Enolo Wine Cafe, 450 N. Clark St., 312-477-7674. Through Wednesday.

Fig & Olive, 104 E. Oak St., 312-445-0060. Through Feb. 11.

Filini Bar and Restaurant, 221 N. Columbus Drive, 312-477-0234. Through Feb. 10.

Formento's, 925 W. Randolph St., 312-690-7295. Through Feb. 11.

Francesca’s Bryn Mawr, 1039 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., 773-506-9261. Through Sunday.

Francesca’s on Chestnut, 200 E. Chestnut St., 312-482-8800. Through Sunday.

Francesca’s on Taylor, 1400 W. Taylor St., 312-829-2828. Through Sunday.

Greek Islands, 200 S. Halsted St., 312-782-9855. Through Sunday.

Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse, 33 W. Kinzie St., 312-828-0966. Through Feb. 11.

Intro, 2300 N. Lincoln Park West, 773-868-0002. Through Feb. 11.

Kinmont, 419 W. Superior St., 312-915-0011. Through Saturday.

May Street Cafe, 1146 W. Cermak Road, 312-421-4442. Through Feb. 12.

Mercadito, 108 W. Kinzie St., 312-329-9555. Through Feb. 13.

Mia Francesca, 3311 N. Clark St., 773-281-3310. Through Sunday.

Miss Ricky’s, Virgin Hotel, 203 N. Wabash Ave., 312-940-4777. Through Saturday.

mk, 868 N. Franklin St., 312-482-9179. Through Feb. 11 (closed Sunday-Monday).

Naha, 500 N. Clark St. 312-321-6242. Through Saturday.

Nando Milano Trattoria, 2114 W. Division St., 773-486-2636. Through Sunday.

Oceanique, 505 Main St., Evanston, 847-864-3435. Through Saturday.

Orso’s Restaurant, 1401 N. Wells St., 312-787-6604. Through Sunday.

Osteria La Madia, 59 W. Grand Ave., 312-329-0400. Through Feb. 11.

Osteria Langhe, 2824 W. Armitage Ave., 773-661-1582. Through Feb. 11.

Porkchop, 941 W. Randolph St.(312-733-9333), 1516 E. Harper Court (773-493-9333). Through Feb. 11.

Quartino, 626 N State St., 312-698-5000. Through Feb. 11.

Red Door, 2118 N. Damen Ave., 773-235-6434. Through Saturday.

Saigon Sisters, 567 W. Lake St., 312-496-0090. Through Feb. 11.

Seven Lions., 130 S. Michigan Ave., 312-880-0130. Through Sunday.

Salero, 621 W. Randolph St., 312-466-1000. Through Feb. 11.

Salpicon, 1252 N. Wells St., 312-988-7811. Through Saturday.

Sink|Swim, 3213 W. Armitage Ave., 773-486-7465. Through February (not available Feb. 14).

Sofi, 616 S. Dearborn St., 312-753-5504. Through Feb. 13.

Table, Donkey and Stick, 2728 W. Armitage Ave., 773-486-8525. Through Feb. 11.

Tapas Valencia, 1530 S. State St., 312-842-4444. Through Feb. 11.

Tavern at the Park., 130 E. Randolph St., 312-552-0070. Through Feb. 12.

Tozi Korean BBQ Restaurant, 1265 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-252-2020. Through Sunday.

Trattoria No. 10, 10 N. Dearborn St., 312-984-1718. Through Feb. 12 (lunch only).

Unite Urban Grill, 1450 W. Chicago Ave., 312-455-8900. Through Feb. 11.

Vivere, 71 W. Monroe St., 312-332-4040. Through Saturday.

Weber Grill Restaurant, 539 N. State St., 312-467-9696. Through Feb. 11.

Wood, 3335 N. Halsted St., 773-935-9663. Through Feb. 11.

    Chicago Restaurant Week deals extended: Your exclusive list
    Chicago Restaurant Week comes to an end on Thursday, Feb. 4, but, as in previous years, dozens of restaurants have opted to extend their $22 lunch and/or $33 and $44 dinner options for a few days, or a week, even several weeks.
    http://www.redeyechicago.com

2 days ago

Updated 30 hours ago

IPENA meeting, Outdoor Roll Calls and CAPS

Dear Neighbors. This is a busy week in the neighborhood.

IPENA's bi-monthly meeting is tomorrow February 8th 2016 at Leader Bar on Irving Park Rd at 7PM.

In light of recent shootings along Irving Park road the 17th District will be holding two outdoor roll calls.
Wednesday February 10th 2016 at 10:30AM at 3232 W. Irving Park Rd.
(Due to the shooting/homicide that occured outside of Golden Nugget)

Friday February 12th 2016 at 11:30PM
at 3600 W. Irving Park Road...

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Dear Neighbors. This is a busy week in the neighborhood.

IPENA's bi-monthly meeting is tomorrow February 8th 2016 at Leader Bar on Irving Park Rd at 7PM.

In light of recent shootings along Irving Park road the 17th District will be holding two outdoor roll calls.
Wednesday February 10th 2016 at 10:30AM at 3232 W. Irving Park Rd.
(Due to the shooting/homicide that occured outside of Golden Nugget)

Friday February 12th 2016 at 11:30PM
at 3600 W. Irving Park Road
(A young man claims to be have been shot in the shoulder near there)

CAPS for 1733 is Wednesday February 10th 2016 7PM at the Athletic Field house across the street from KMART on Addison.

Please attend to show neighborhood support.

  • Laura S. neighborhood resident since 1987

    Michelle, for those who are newer to this forum or for someone who may not know (me included), would you please explain what IPENA is, and what is meant by an outdoor roll call?

  • Sure. IPENA is, Irving Park East Neighborhood Association boundaries are between The Chicago River and Kimball, Addison to Irving Park. It is also in the 1733 police beat. An Outdoor roll call is when a police district has their twice daily roll call outside. It is supposed to send a message to criminals that the police and the neighborhood residents are watching and working together.

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    Percentage of Chicago homicides solved hits record low
    CHICAGO -- About 48 percent of homicides in Chicago are solved. That's well below the national average. And the number was way lower last year. There were more than 300 unsolved homicides in Chicago last year. According to an analysis done by DNAinfo Chicago, the police clearance rate for murders has dropped almost 3 percent.
    http://wgntv.com

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Jan 28

Updated 4 days ago

Parking Ticket for "Expired Plates or Temporary Registration"

I got a orange ticket today for not having my renewal sticker on my car. However, I never got a renewal notice. When I went onto the website to see how to remedy this, it says:

The Registration ID and PIN are located on the Renewal Notice you received either in the mail or by email. If you do not have a renewal notice, please call the Public Inquiry Division at 800-252-8980 to obtain your Registration ID and PIN.

What do I do? Obviously I'm going to call the Public Inquiry Division but should I pay this ticket even though I never received a renewal notice?

  • Ok, so someone who constantly has a beef. Should call this service "everybeef" based on that :)

  • Gil Jimenez Private Investigator; IL concealed carry trainer

    i got caught on this one - twice, almost. the hearing officer said the city had advertised no more reminders to people who had 1-year stickers. he implied that 2-year sticker holders would get reminders, which did not make sense at all.

    but i figured, why argue with him.

    i...

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    i got caught on this one - twice, almost. the hearing officer said the city had advertised no more reminders to people who had 1-year stickers. he implied that 2-year sticker holders would get reminders, which did not make sense at all.

    but i figured, why argue with him.

    i talked him into waiving the fine on the second ticket, paid my $200 fine on the first, and learned to pay attention to the CLEARLY VISIBLE expiration date. duh.

    btw, apparently the wind and rain had blown the 2nd ticket off my car, so i never saw it and didn't know about it until the warning letters started arriving.

    now - a word to the wise ... the IL Secretary of State is no longer mailing out renewal notices on license plates (although you can sign up online for e-notices). since we can't read the little sticker dates from inside the car, make a point of checking them or sign up

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

5 wounded in city shootings

...walked into Presence Community Medical Center and told police he had been shot in the 3600 block of West Irving Park Road, near the intersection of Central Park Avenue. Police did not locate a crime scene and...

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The most recent shooting left a 77-year-old man injured at 8:30 p.m. as he drove on the 7100 block of South Morgan Street in the Englewood neighborhood, police said.

...was in serious condition after having been shot at 4:08 p.m. in the 4900 block of North Harding Avenue on the city's Northwest Side, police said. Other details weren't immediately available...

Another man, 20, was shot in the Marquette Park neighborhood during a robbery about 3:40 p.m. He suffered a wound in the right armpit while someone robbed him in the 7000 block of South Rockwell Avenue, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in stable condition. 

A 26-year-old man was shot in the South Shore neighborhood about 3:10 p.m. He was shot in the shoulder by someone who opened fire from inside a passing light-colored van in the 7800 block of South Colfax Avenue, according to police. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in fair condition.

    3 wounded in city shootings
    At least three men were shot Tuesday afternoon in separate attacks across the city, according to Chicago police. The most recent shooting left a man injured in the Albany Park neighborhood. The man shot walked into Swedish Covenant Medical Center and is in serious condition after having been shot...
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • Lived on North ave. and Mobile for 11 years, Galewood area. One shooting this close to me in that time, due to a shady Character my desperate management company allowed to run a tattoo parlor in the commercial space. Been hear 2 yrs. And more than I care to count. Yes. The notorious Austin hood was near by, but on the opposite side of the street was Oak Park for a mile....limited crime on my block and I suspect it was due to that. They wouldn't tolerate the mess!

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  • Murphy Elementary School reviewed by a parent

    This school is absolutely top notch. The community is indeed a caring one and it reflects on the children who attend. The principal is warm, friendly, and attentive to everyone (she even knows all of the students names!) I wish all cps schools could follow Murphy 's example.

    Murphy Elementary School (3539 West Grace Street) Published on GreatSchools February 3, 2016 Comment

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May 06

Updated 5 days ago

Direct energy?

I just had two guys come to my door wearing Direct Energy shirts and ID badges. they said they needed to come to check to see if I have upgraded my gas and electric. I asked them if they could come back later and the one kid said I'm a manager I have other houses to see. Then I said that no one had contacted me to say that they were going to come to my house. They didnt have an answer. They just said that they needed to see my bills and my meter. i told them to leave and locked the door. Anyone else see these guys? Legit?

  • They were in Hyde Park yesterday running this racket

  • Omar AZ Irving Park Neighbor

    They stopped by this evening: Kimball and Irving Park. Thanks to everyones input on here I knew this was a scam right away and closed the door on them.

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1 Killed, 7 Wounded In Tuesday Shootings Across Chicago

...the Northwest Side Irving Park neighborhood. The shooting happened about 4 p.m. in the 3600 block of West Irving Park Road, according to Chicago Police. He showed up at Community First Medical Center with a gunshot...

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He was standing with another male on the sidewalk in the 8100 block of South Houston when a silver or gray minivan drove past and someone inside fired shots, according to Chicago Police.

...the West Side. The 20-year-old man was standing in the alley in the 4700 block of West Jackson about 10:20 p.m. when another male walked up and announced a robbery, police...

...year-old was sitting in the driver’s seat of a parked vehicle in the 4400 block of West Monroe about 9:30 p.m. when he heard gunshots and felt pain, police said. He...

...as he was driving through the South Side Englewood neighborhood. He was driving in the 7200 block of South Morgan when he heard gunfire and realized he’d been shot in the knee, police said...

Tuesday afternoon, a man was shot in the chest in the Albany Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side. The 24-year-old walked into Swedish Covenant Hospital at 4:08 p.m. after the shooting in the 4900 block of North Harding, police said. He was listed in serious condition.

...Southwest Side. The 20-year-old was approached by three to four people in the 7000 block of South Rockwell when one of them pulled out a handgun and demanded money, police said. The man...

...earlier in the South Shore neighborhood. A 26-year-old man was walking in the 7800 block of South Colfax about 3:15 p.m. when someone opened fire from a passing van, police said...

...He was stabbed in the chest and face about 7:40 p.m. in the 3400 block of West Flournoy, police said. The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead...

    1 Killed, 7 Wounded In Tuesday Shootings Across Chicago
    A 21-year-old man was killed in a drive-by shooting about 10:30 p.m. in the South Chicago neighborhood. He was standing with another male on the sidewalk in the 8100 block of South Houston when a silver or gray minivan drove past and someone inside fired shots, according to Chicago Police.
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5 wounded in city shootings

...walked into Presence Community Medical Center and told police he had been shot in the 3600 block of West Irving Park Road, near the intersection of Central Park Avenue. Police did not locate a crime scene and...

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The most recent shooting left a 77-year-old man injured at 8:30 p.m. as he drove on the 7100 block of South Morgan Street in the Englewood neighborhood, police said.

...was in serious condition after having been shot at 4:08 p.m. in the 4900 block of North Harding Avenue on the city's Northwest Side, police said. Other details weren't immediately available...

Another man, 20, was shot in the Marquette Park neighborhood during a robbery about 3:40 p.m. He suffered a wound in the right armpit while someone robbed him in the 7000 block of South Rockwell Avenue, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in stable condition. 

A 26-year-old man was shot in the South Shore neighborhood about 3:10 p.m. He was shot in the shoulder by someone who opened fire from inside a passing light-colored van in the 7800 block of South Colfax Avenue, according to police. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in fair condition.

    3 wounded in city shootings
    At least three men were shot Tuesday afternoon in separate attacks across the city, according to Chicago police. The most recent shooting left a man injured in the Albany Park neighborhood. The man shot walked into Swedish Covenant Medical Center and is in serious condition after having been shot...
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Feb 01

Updated 6 days ago

Building on Irving Park and Keeler

Does anyone know what else will be moving into the retail portion of this building? There's already a Potbelly but there's still more space. Anybody hear anything?

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