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Daycare recommendations in the Irving Park area

Looking for care for my kid! Preferably in the neighborhood or close by.

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Best Place to Learn Dancing as a Second Language

Latvian Community Center, 4146 N. Elston; last Friday of the month at Southport Performing Arts Conservatory, 3433 W. Peterson; 847-846-8139, ethnicdance.net; $6 suggested donation

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Latvian Community Center, 4146 N. Elston; last Friday of the month at Southport Performing Arts Conservatory, 3433 W. Peterson; 847-846-8139, ethnicdance.net; $6 suggested donation

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Elderly woman reported missing from Irving Park

Carmen Rosado, 80, was last seen at a currency exchange at Irving Park and Kedzie with her adult son about 4 p.m. Monday, according to a missing person alert from Chicago Police.

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Rosado, of the 3200 block of West Berteau Avenue, is described as a 5-foot-4, 220-pound Hispanic woman with gray hair, brown eyes and a medium complexion.

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New bakery--check it out!

A new bakery just opened in Elston Plaza, Addison & Elston, next to O'Reilly Auto Parts Sugar Hills Bakery. They have the most beautiful cookies, cakes, tortes, pastries. I'm sure they're as yummy as they look. The owner is Polish, so you know they are of high quality. They also serve coffees and teas. So it's a nice little getaway.

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Please watch kids around the Ice Cream Truck

Hi Everyone,

This past Friday afternoon around 5:00PM I was driving down the 3700 block of N. Troy. This block is a little narrow. The Ice Cream Truck was to the right parked at the end toward Waveland. My minivan could not make it past the truck and as with school buses it is really not a good idea to go around, because kids being kids could run out in front of the truck and you have a blind spot...

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Hi Everyone,

This past Friday afternoon around 5:00PM I was driving down the 3700 block of N. Troy. This block is a little narrow. The Ice Cream Truck was to the right parked at the end toward Waveland. My minivan could not make it past the truck and as with school buses it is really not a good idea to go around, because kids being kids could run out in front of the truck and you have a blind spot on the right front in some vehicles. I waited patiently.

I few minutes later a big SUV turned the corner from Grace onto Troy. I saw it stop at the corner-I thought good-go around. But instead they came up to my bumper and laid on the horn. I stuck my head out the window and said,"I can't go around I can't fit." At this point I am thinking-why do you think I am sitting here? Just because? Then 10-15 more kids poured out of houses and started walking to the truck. In my experience on this block of Troy-there are a lot of kids and these kids never seem to understand that they have to walk on the sidewalk. What did my friend in the SUV do? Laid on his horn some more. Which prompted the ice cream truck to move. Which of course prompted the kids who had no adults with them to RUN after it, in the street. I refused to move until all of the kids were safe and I yelled at them out of my window to get on the sidewalk-something I have done on this block of Troy many times before. As he still layed on the horn I finally started creeping towards Waveland.

Where was the SUV going? To Addison. Really dude? When you saw this happening, back at Grace why turn on Troy? Go around to Kedzie.

Please everyone it has been a long winter. Kids have been cooped up. Some parents have not been good about telling their kids to not walk in the streets. You can wait a few minutes. Thanks!

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Speed Cameras by Lane Tech

I was traveling on Western Ave yesterday and noticed the speed cameras in front of Lane Tech High School (Western and Addison) flashing like crazy! The speed limit is 20 mph while school is in session (Monday - Friday til 4pm). 5 over the limit is a $35 ticket, over 10 can be up to $100. Just a friendly reminder!

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Home-less Man A Six Corners

Does anyone know anything about this homeless Man?
I think he's been out there for years. I bring him Mcdonalds every once in a while and he seems really nice.
i see him even cleaning the streets from litter.

  • Kathy T. 6200 block Grace

    He is still out there not asking for anything

  • Kathy T. 6200 block Grace

    I'm getting a little nervous. I haven't seen the homeless man for about a week now. He's the man sits in the bus enclosure at six corners. This is the man that never asks for anything and that has been out there for a few years now. Does anyone know where he's at now?

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Neighborhood Garage Sale?

Hello! My husband and I moved into the neighborhood last year in June and soon after there was a neighborhood garage sale that took place roughly west of Kimball between Addison and Elston. Does anyone know who manages this so I can find out when it will be this year and how I can go about participating? Thanks!

  • Love Your Skin Esthetician at Love Your Skin

    Hi! I live on the block. There are 2 each year. One around June and the other in August. It originally was only on. Now we have 2 neighbors doing it; one competing with the original guy who has been doing it for over 20 years. But good for you. I'll post when I get the notices.

  • Tom G Living in Avondale since 1994

    Every year, first Saturday in June, there's a community garage sale in The Villa, which is north of Addison between Pulaski and the Expressway. The late, great Sun-Times columnist Mike Royko nicknamed this section, "The Polish Winnetka."

43 hours ago

Room for Rent

Hello Neighbors
This might be a bit of a long shot but i have to try it. I'm looking for a small apartment or room for my sister. She has two sweet long-haired dachshunds and we are having quite a time finding a place that will rent to a person with two dogs. She can pay up to $500 a month (maybe some wiggle room there too). She takes very good care of the dogs and they are quiet and...

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Hello Neighbors
This might be a bit of a long shot but i have to try it. I'm looking for a small apartment or room for my sister. She has two sweet long-haired dachshunds and we are having quite a time finding a place that will rent to a person with two dogs. She can pay up to $500 a month (maybe some wiggle room there too). She takes very good care of the dogs and they are quiet and tame. My Sister is developmentally disabled (but high functioning), she has a heart of gold and loves to help people and animals. She would make a great companion for someone that could use a regular visitor or need help with household chores. She works 20-25 hours a week. She smokes but only outdoors. If you or someone you know has a room, garden apartment, coach house,etc that could work for her, please let me know.

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North East corner of Pulaski and Montrose

Hi,

Does anyone know what is being built at the corner of Pulaski and Montrose? If I were a betting man, I would say another flippin bank.

  • M F

    Right, what I figured. I wonder what will pop up at the corner of Montrose and Pulaski and also what will replace the current place for the bank. Hopefully not another Walgreens, currency exchange or similar useless business.

  • Io Octopus

    It doesn't matter. In the end, everything is a Dunkin Donuts.

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Avondale Coalition Meeting

Wed, Apr 23, 2014 12pm- qpm

For all interested:
We will hold our next coalition meeting on Wednesday, April 23rd. It will be held at 3710 N. Kedzie from 12pm-1pm, please confirm, as lunch will be provided.

Have a great weekend!

  • Bex Runner, dog owner, food lover in the 60618

    What is said Avondale Coalition?

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    Ms. Castro is asking for $272.92:
    My students need books on tape because they are English language learners and need to hear text in order to understand.
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