3 days ago

Updated 23 min ago

Lost Black Cat

My neighbor found a small kitten freezing under his porch. He couldn't take it in, because of his dog, but she(?) is safe with me for now. She is kitty litter trained and very friendly, so we are sure she must belong to someone.

Will be seeing if she has a chip today or tomorrow. She's black with some white.

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Bart Kowalski posted 1 photo to Flickr:

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Controversial Logan Square Facade-ecotmy Headed to Chicago Plan Commission

The West Bucktown Neighborhood Association is upset that 1st Ward Alderman Joe Moreno has decided to send the latest version of the plan for 1970 North Milwaukee Avenue to the Chicago Plan Commission for consideration.

    Controversial Logan Square Facade-ecotmy Headed to Chicago Plan Commission
    A proposal to perform Chicago's special kind of architectural surgery on a Logan Square building is being met with continued resistance by at least one neighborhood group. The West Bucktown Neighborhood Association is upset that 1st Ward Alderman Joe Moreno has decided to send the latest version of the plan for 1970 North Milwaukee Avenue to [...]
    http://www.chicagoarchitecture.org

2 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Dec. 2, 2016 Update

3160 N. Milwaukee, open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm and on Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm.

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Winterfest will take place at the St. Viator Recreation Center, 3644 N. Kedvale, from 5 pm to 9 pm on Friday, December 2, from 11 am to 9 pm on Saturday, December 3, and from 9 am to 4 pm on Sunday, December 4. For more information, view the Facebook event.

The meeting will take place in the upstairs auditorium at the Independence Park Field House, located at 3945 N. Springfield. The meeting is open to the public and all neighbors from different communities are welcome to attend.

The 6000-block of West Higgins at 9 am on November 6;

The 5800-block of West Foster between 7:30 am and 6:45 pm on November 8;

The 5800-block of North Elston between 5 pm and 5:20 pm on November 9;

The 5800-block of North Mobile between 12 pm and 12:30 pm on November 14; and

The 5800-block of West Ainslie at 10 pm on November 21.

The fair will be from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm on Thursday, December 8, at Malcom X College, 1900 W. Jackson (1104 Auditorium). View the event online for more information and to register.

3401 W. Foster, open Monday through Friday from 11 am to 6 pm and on Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm;

6100 W. Irving Park, open on Monday and Wednesday from noon to 7 pm, on Tuesday and Thursday from 10 am to 5 pm, and on Friday and Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm; and

...available to download online or available for pick up in the Ward Office, located at 4754 N. Milwaukee. Completed applications and all required documentation must be returned to a processing center...

In the 45th Ward, the Winter Overnight Parking Ban impacts Foster east of Central, Milwaukee south of Foster, and Central south of Elston.

In the 45th Ward, the Winter Overnight Parking Ban impacts Foster east of Central, Milwaukee south of Foster, and Central south of Elston.

Applications are now open online and must be completed by January 31, 2017. The test to become a police officer will be held on April 1 or 2, 2017 at McCormick Place, 2301 S. King.

Show your holiday spirit by donating to the fourth annual Holiday Food Drive at the Irish American Heritage Center (4626 N Knox Avenue, Chicago), benefiting the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

Sat., Dec 3, 8 am-7 pm, Congregational Church of Jefferson Park, 5320 W. Giddings. Get a FREE coffee, tea, or hot chocolate while you shop at the Holiday Bazaar and Cookie Sale. Cost of purchases. 

Sat., Dec 3, 1-4 pm, Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn. Meet other teens and practice your skills during a Girls’ Volleyball Jamboree. Must RSVP one week before event. RSVP and more info: call 773-685-6454. Free.

Sun, Dec 4, 8 am-noon, Pope Francis Global Academy, 6143 W. Irving Park. Saint Pascal Catholic School and Cub Scout Pack 3815 host a Breakfast With Santa event. All-you-can-eat breakfast of pancakes and sausage, a basket raffle, and pictures with Santa from 9 am to 11:30 am. $7.

Sun., Dec 4, 9 am-2 pm, St. Edward’s Church, 4447 N. Lowell.Add holiday cheer to your home when you purchase a tree during the Christmas Tree Sale and Cookie Walk. Purchase cookies by the pound and browse the vendor fair. Cost of purchases.

Sun., Dec 4, 11 am-4 pm, Farmers Market Garden Center, 4110 N. Elston. The Farmers Market Garden Center will have hot drinks as well as a variety of baked goods and meats during their First Annual Winter Market. Jewelry and a beautiful selection of Christmas trees and wreaths.Cost of purchases.

Sun., Dec 4, 3 pm, Irving Park United Methodist, 3801 N. Keeler.People experiencing recent losses, or who struggle generally with depression or other challenges, can feel...

Sun., Dec 4, 5 pm, Basement of the Irving Park Baptist Church, 4401 W. Irving Park. OIPA hosts its Annual Holiday Dinner & Dessert Potluck Party. Bring your favorite dessert dish and...

Mon., Dec 5, 3-6 pm, 10th District Office, 5940 N. Milwaukee. State Senator John Mulroe and State Representative Robert Martwick are hosting aFree Flu Shot Event...

Tues., Dec 6, 4-8 pm, Potbelly Sandwich Works, 4185 W. Irving Park.  Enjoy great food during St. Edward School’s fundraiser. 25% of all sales will go directly to St. Edward School. Cost of purchases.

Tues., Dec 6, 6:30 pm, Slingshots, 4839 W. Irving Park. Learn more about this great organization and enjoy a meal at the 2016 Slingshots Banquet Dinner. RSVP:online. More info: online. Free (consider making a donationonline).

Tues., Dec 6, 7-8 pm, 16th District Police Station, 5151 N. Milwaukee. Learn about the Chamber’s Master Plan, intended to foster area development and growth of existing businesses. Benet Haller, Senior Planner for the City of Chicago, will be speaking. Free.

Wed., Dec 7, 3-4:30 pm, City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, Room 805.Officials from several city departments provide insight into operating safely, staying compliant, and...

Wed., Dec 7, 7:30 pm, Irving Park Lutheran Church, 3938 W. Belle Plaine. Join neighbors for an Advent Worship & Fellowship. Followed by an Open House at Parsonage. Free.

Thur., Dec 8, 7-9 pm, Riis Park, 6100 W. Fullerton. Meet other teens and and show off your skating skills during a Teen Ice Skating event. Must RSVP one week before event. RSVP and more info: call 773-685-6454. Free.

Fri., Dec 9, 6-10 pm, Baltic Art Studio Co., 4346 N. Milwaukee.Bring your business cards and make new contacts during the annual Break the Ice Party: A Book, A Painting, and Stained Glass. BYOB. Dress to impress.Free.

Fri., Dec 10, 10 am-7 pm, Irving Park Lutheran Church Gym, 4057 N. Harding. Angel Team hosts their Annual Christmas Gift and Wrapping Event for the Homeless. Free.

Sat., Dec 10, 1 pm, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner. Join master brewers Marlon Jacobs and Shelly Wright for a Beer Brewing Master Class. Bring beer, a snack to share. More info: [www.stjohnschicago.com ]online or call 773-725-9026. $10 donation for supplies and the beer.

Sat., Dec 10, 2-9 pm, Norwood Park Train Station, 6088 N. Northwest Highway. The Norwood and Gladstone Chambers present Winter Fest. Photoshoot with Santa, food, sleigh rides, holiday...

Sat., Dec 10, 3:30-5:30 pm,Portage Park Playground, 4100 N. Central. Join the Friends of Portage Park for their Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. Holiday music...

Sat., Dec 10, 5 pm, Tapestry Center, 3824 W. Irving Park. Get in the holiday spirit during theWhile You Were Sleeping Christmas Concert. Featuring Austin Corinthian Baptist Church Choir. Free.

Sat., Dec 10, 8 pm, Three Counties Pub, 5856 N. Milwaukee. Help raise money for Misericordia during the annual Holiday Charity Pub Quiz.Donation-based fundraiser.

Sun., Dec 11, 2 pm, Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding. IPFAC Presents: An Americana Christmas featuring Anna Fermin’s Trigger Gospel.Free. Donations welcome. 

Tues., Dec 13, noon-1:30 pm,Richard J. Daley Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005.Learn about the court process for obtaining orders of protection and legal protections...

Tues., Dec 13, 6:30 pm, Six Corners Association, 4041 N. Milwaukee, #301. Get involved to make a difference in your community by attending a Six Corners Association Committee Meeting. Promotions meets at 6:30 followed by design at 7:30.Free.

Wed., Dec 14, 4-7 pm, Wilson Park, 4630 N. Milwaukee. Kids ages 6-11 can participate in sports, games, and crafts while parents shop during a Drop N Shop. Please pack a dinner. $5. 

Sat., Dec 17, 8-10 am, Irving Park YMCA, 4251 W. Irving Park, Large Gym and Dance Studio. Take pictures with Santa, play games, craft, and enjoy a...

Sun., Dec 18, 9:30 am-1:30 pm,Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence. The Jefferson Park Sunday Market kicks off their winter market in the annex space at the Copernicus Center. There will even be a cash bar to make those brunches a little more interesting this winter. Cost of purchases.

Wed., Dec 21, 6:30 pm, Jacobson Theater Portage Park School, 5330 W. Berteau. Portage Park School Dramatics presents A Christmas Carol, the classic holiday play by Charles Dickens. More info: 773-534-3576. $5.

    Dec. 2, 2016 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Get in the holiday spirit this weekend by attending St. Viator's Winterfest. Sponsored by Haymarket Pub & Brewery, neighbors are invited to snack, skate, sip, and shop. The event will include an ice skating rink, Mistletoe Market indoor craft fair, fresh wreaths and trees, a jumpy house, movies, food, and drinks.
    http://ward45.org

  • Alderman Arena why do you continue to dump the 45th ward newsletter in the 30th ward! Quit using taxpayer's money to litter up the 30th ward with your self serving propaganda. Shame on you.

37 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Coffee Roasting

Been thinking of buying raw/green beans and roasting them.
Anyone know if there are places in the
community to roast them. Seems most
roasters(Dark Matter, etc) only do their own.

Oct 17 2014

Updated 7 hours ago

Ronny's Bar Project/Golden Teardrops Happening?

Anyone in the know know what happened or is going to happen with the Ronny's bar conversion that was planned by some of the Longman and Eagle/Parsons folks? They were going to totally rehab Ronny's bar. I see they initially applied for permits back in June and July...as referenced below...but there seems to have been no activity since. I'm curious if they're still going to move ahead. It would be nice to have that eyesore renovated.

VENTILATION REVIEW 2014-07-24 DENIED
STRUCTURAL REVIEW 2014-07-16 DENIED
ELECTRICAL REVIEW 2014-07-09 DENIED
FIRE PREVENTION REVIEW 2014-07-09 DENIED
PRELIMINARY INTAKE REVIEW 2014-06-03 APPROVED
ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW INCOMPLETE
MAYOR'S OFFICE/PEOPLE W/DISAB 2014-07-10 DENIED
REFRIGERATION REVIEW 2014-07-09 DENIED
LANDSCAPE REVIEW (ZONING) 2014-08-12 DENIED
PLUMBING REVIEW 2014-07-21 DENIED

  • KJ

    I also hope they didn't touch the bathrooms.

  • well, the new front and windows are finally up and they look great -- can't see inside. Looks like there will be only one entrance on california. wonder what the timeline is now...it would be great if it was opening soon, even in the dead of winter, even if we have to wait to see the deck...

3 days ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Damen, Elston, and Fullerton

Does anyone know when this intersection will be completed? The original information said it would be done by the end of November, but it doesn't look anywhere near close to complete. I cannot find any site that will tell me the progress of this project. I have given up taking the Damen bus southbound because I wait 45 minutes on the bridge backed up from Fullerton.

  • I've been driving the north bound Elston bypass. Beautiful. Get on the Alderman's email list for regular updates.

  • Thanks to whoever pointed out that contractors receive incentives for finishing on time. I think it's incumbent on all of us to a help maintain a civil society by politely calling out rants based on false information.

Nov 08

Updated 10 hours ago

Coming to the space that was The Catalpa, Logan and California.

You might have seen reports that a NEW Mexican Restaurant is going to be coming to this space-- I can confirm that- I spoke to the new owner, she says it will be Mexican Food with a splash of Spain....

She was super nice, and her family has been in the restaurant biz for years, she lives in the area with her husband, and hopes to open in February of 2017. I wish her good luck, and hope to enjoy her cooking soon. What a great space and outdoor patio.

By the way she had no idea about Every Block.

  • We will not be using them. I would be more than happy to give them over for a preschool classroom. I would have to check with my contractor when we are taking them down. My email is dianalachef@gmail.com

  • That's great! Thanks so much. I've sent an email to coordinate pick up.

33 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Exterminator help!

Morning all. Though I have never seen it myself, I think that a mouse has somehow gotten into the house. Anyone have a good exterminator that doesn't charge a fortune?

Nov 24

Updated 12 hours ago

10 People Shot Since Wednesday Morning, Police Say

...At 2:12 a.m. in the 2200 block of North Springfield Avenue, a 22-year-old woman sitting in a car noticed a crowd gathering nearby. She...

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...m., a 20-year-old man was a passenger in a car driving in the 1900 block of West 59th Street when a red SUV pulled up alongside and someone inside fired shots, police said. The...

• At 12:35 p.m., a 70-year-old man was in a parking lot in the 3300 block of West North Avenue when he got into a fight with another man who shot him, police said. The man, who was shot on the right side of his body, was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

• At 3:10 p.m., a 29-year-old man was in the 10700 block of South Green Bay Avenue when someone in a red pickup truck pulled up and fired shots, police said. The man, who was shot in the buttocks, was taken to Advocate Christ Memorial Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

• Around 7 p.m. in the 2700 block of West Maypole Avenue, a 20-year-old man was shot in his arm and leg and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed as “stable.”

...At 10:28 p.m. in the 200 block of South Kilpatrick Avenue, two men — ages 25 and 23 — were sitting in a parked car when another man...

• At 12:04 a.m. in the 1400 block of North Massasoit Avenue, a 16-year-old boy sitting on a front porch was shot in his left leg by a shooter passing in a white car. The boy was taken to Mount Sinai Medical Center, where he was listed as “stable.”

• At 3:19 a.m. in the 5300 block of North Paulina, a 56-year-old man was shot in his stomach and leg during a domestic dispute. The man was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he is listed as “critical.”

    10 People Shot Since Wednesday Morning, Police Say
    CHICAGO - At least 10 people have been shot since Wednesday morning, according to Chicago Police. Here's a look at the pre-Thanksgiving violence: * At 11:40 a.m., a 20-year-old man was a passenger in a car driving in the 1900 block of West 59th Street when a red SUV pulled up alongside and someone inside fired shots, police said.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

  • Gil Jimenez Private Investigator; IL concealed carry trainer

    Part 1 of 2

    Tamara, to state that, "Stop and frisk is unconstitutional, so I'm not sure we should even be talking about how it should be brought back into law..." is NOT stating an OPINION. It was not a "miscommunication." Your communication was quite clear.

    It was, however, a...

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    Part 1 of 2

    Tamara, to state that, "Stop and frisk is unconstitutional, so I'm not sure we should even be talking about how it should be brought back into law..." is NOT stating an OPINION. It was not a "miscommunication." Your communication was quite clear.

    It was, however, a false statement of FACT.

    A fact is a statement that can be proven true or false. An opinion is an expression of a person's feelings that cannot be proven.

    There is no such thing as a false opinion. Everyone is free to state opinions about X. There are ridiculous opinions, misguided opinions, naive opinions, intelligent opinions, well-founded opinions, factually based opinions, etc.

    And everyone is free to state their opinions about that opinion.

    "The M855 'green tip' cartridge has a steel core 'penetrator' at the tip, which helps it go through barriers more easily. (A fact.)

    "The M855 cartridge will penetrate every defensive armor system, including steel plates." (A false statement of fact.)

    "Of all the AR-15 ammunition variations available the Federal 5.56 Nato M855 round with a 50 grain projectile is the best AR-15 available and the only one that people should rely upon for self-defense and tactical operations." (Opinion.)

    "That is the stupidest thing I have ever heard regauding AR-15 ammunition." (Opinion about an opinion.

    No harm. No foul. The false fact is irrelevant to this discussion. But in a discussion in which people want to know which 5.56 M855 AR-15 round they depend upon use to defend their lives is is NOT a harmless error. Life and death may hang in the balance.

    So, where someone falsely states something as fact ... and attempts to use that untruth to bolster their opinion and convince others that THEIR position is correct and most valid BECAUSE of said (false) fact - well, that cannot stand.

    (continued)

  • Gil Jimenez Private Investigator; IL concealed carry trainer

    (Part 2 of 2)

    It is not a harmless error in a discussion about that specific fact. Especially when the error is to misstate applicable law. Even more so when the true fact is so easily determined. No, that is not a simple error.

    The conclusion that stop-and-frisk is not...

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    (Part 2 of 2)

    It is not a harmless error in a discussion about that specific fact. Especially when the error is to misstate applicable law. Even more so when the true fact is so easily determined. No, that is not a simple error.

    The conclusion that stop-and-frisk is not a valid solution because it is unconstitutional is wrong.

    It, in fact, remains one viable, legal solution to the problem of murders here. And BTW, its PRIMARY purpose is to protect the lives of law enforcement officers (See Terry v Ohio). Blue Lives Matter ... and they matter much more than the life of any predatory, murderous, scumbag criminal.

    Some may not like it and prefer adding more restrictive gun laws. Fine, that is their opinion. But it's not going to happen. The composition of SCOTUS is about to settle into one that is decidedly pro 2nd Am and which will outlast the offices of the next several Presidents.

    Some would eschew that option because it does not solve every problem regarding shooting homicides and accidents.

    But there is NO one, viable, universal solution.

    So my opinion, ridiculous though it may be, is that we should first tackle the homicide issue that affects the greatest number of people.

    Nothing short of stop-and-frisk will accomplish that. Target the criminals. Take them down. That alone will reduce the accidental shootings of children in their homes, while simultaneously reducing the incidence of domestic abuse shootings committed by them.

    Get them off the streets and EVERYONE - mothers, wives, girlfriends, babies, teens, husbands, brothers, shopkeepers, cab drivers, bus drivers, teachers, firemen, paramedics, police officers - you, me, us - will be exponentially safer as a result.

    Then we can address the rest of the partner-abusing jerks who shoot their mates, as well as the idiots who do not secure their firearms when kids might gain access to them.

    It is going to have to be one step at a time here ... or else the situation will remain in stasis.

14 hours ago

Two Killed, 18 Wounded In Chicago Weekend Shootings

The 17-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man were walking in the 4000 block of West Cortland when someone walked up behind them and fired shots, police said.

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Officers responding to a call of shots fired found the 23-year-old unresponsive inside a fast-food restaurant in the 6500 block of South King Drive, police said. He was shot in the face and pronounced dead at the scene.

The 22-year-old was standing with a group of people about 2 a.m. in the 7300 block of South Yale when gunfire erupted and he was shot multiple times in the neck, police said. A friend took the man to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead.

...neighborhood on the West Side. A 29-year-old man was standing outside in the 1200 block of South Avers when he heard gunfire and realized he’d been struck, police said. He later showed...

    Two Killed, 18 Wounded In Chicago Weekend Shootings
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Two men were killed and at least 18 other people have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening, according to Chicago Police. The most recent fatal shooting happened just after 3 a.m. Sunday when a man was shot to death in a restaurant in the Parkway Gardens neighborhood on the South Side.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

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Updated 15 hours ago

Wild Out West cable and internet?

I saw them setting up in my neighborhood. Anyone have anything good or bad to say about them?

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