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Schurz Field Renovations to Close Waveland Ave

Schurz proposal quote: " This street is viewed by local residents as an unnecessary road that allows unwanted access to residential streets. The 45th Ward Alderman has committed to champion the removal of this street for this project. A full size soccer arena is viewed by the school administration as the most valuable resource of the proposed athletic field."

Ok local residents [who were never asked in the first place,] do you think Waveland is an unnecessary road that allows...

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Schurz proposal quote: " This street is viewed by local residents as an unnecessary road that allows unwanted access to residential streets. The 45th Ward Alderman has committed to champion the removal of this street for this project. A full size soccer arena is viewed by the school administration as the most valuable resource of the proposed athletic field."

Ok local residents [who were never asked in the first place,] do you think Waveland is an unnecessary road that allows unwanted access to residential streets? Seems to me to be one of OUR main access points since all roads lead north from here!

"$1.2 million capital campaign to construct an Athletic Field / arena" - an ARENA, no less, with no resident input?

So let's get this straight: close a street, take down approx 10 trees, build a bus turn-around on a residential corner, extend the field into a soccer/football field with a baseball diamond at the other end, a sports "arena" with no parking, rent it out for nights and weekend with no toilet facilities, no bleachers or seating?

And the Champion Alderman Arena thought it best NOT to mention this to the residents?

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Bring Kilbourn Back Its Rock

So something(probably one of Koch Poultry's directionally challenged trucks) has "picked up" the giant boulder that we affectionately refer to as the Neilson Rock, which usually sits outside of Ross and Kim's old house on Kilbourn and Berteau, and dragged it east on Berteau, and south on Kostner, leaving it to rest shamefully in the middle of the street. Ok, it's not really in the middle, it's in the parking lane. Is there anyone with a forklift or back hoe...

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So something(probably one of Koch Poultry's directionally challenged trucks) has "picked up" the giant boulder that we affectionately refer to as the Neilson Rock, which usually sits outside of Ross and Kim's old house on Kilbourn and Berteau, and dragged it east on Berteau, and south on Kostner, leaving it to rest shamefully in the middle of the street. Ok, it's not really in the middle, it's in the parking lane. Is there anyone with a forklift or back hoe that would bring it back to it's natural resting place? I'm thinking Alderman Arena? A phone call somewhere should be able to get this done. It's a hernia maker, so do not attempt to lift it! It's a little worse for wear, but it wants to come back home to the corner of Kilbourn and Berteau. C'mon...someone? Kenji?

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  • The Bulldog Blend Cafe

    Mr. Baum is asking for $1816.64:
    My students need supplies to reopen a coffee shop within the school to support their secondary vocational training goals stated in their IEPs. These include coffee, 2 brewers, cups, creamer and coffee filters.
    Schurz High School Comment

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General Dentist in OIP

My wife appears to
Have cracked a tooth. Anyone have
A suggestion for a good dentist? Doesn't have to be in OIP - anywhere north side or downtown.

  • I know you already have a lot of dentists to choose from but I also had a cracked tooth last year. We've been going to Dr. Milanez on Milwaukee Ave for several years. He initially thought I would need a root canal but when he investigated realized I needed it pulled. He did a very good job with a bridge - it's been over a year now - no complaints. He's very good and a really pleasant man.

  • Spencer Bloom at 5530 W Montrose. Website: drsbloom.com.
    I was very pleased with this pain conscious dentist. He clearly loves what he's doing and explains what is going on inside your mouth in detail. He won't invent a bunch of cavities which was important to me. Just be prepared for a thorough mouth exam.

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Community Alert: Attempted Child Abduction

According to police, at about 3:10 pm Thursday, Sept. 18, an 11-year-old boy was walking northbound on the 4400 block of North Keeler when he saw a male sitting inside a parked 4-door black Lincoln Town Car.

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Alert: Attempted child abduction in Albany Park neighborhood

Shortly after 3 p.m., the boy was walking northbound on the 4400 block of North Keeler Avenue when he saw a man sitting in a parked black Lincoln Town Car, said police.

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Man tries to abduct 11-year-old boy in Irving Park

The boy was walking north in the 4400 block of North Keeler about 3:10 p.m. when a man driving a black four-door Lincoln Town Car pulled out of a parking space and stopped next to him, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.

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found dog

found german shepard intact male

  • Dog was taken to Animal Care and Control on 26th and western. Had a brown leather collar, no tags or microchip

  • Abbe Silverman

    Are you certain it is a male? I lost my shepherd pippa near there. When was dog brought to CACC? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Helicopters @0115??

Anyone in the Irving Park area hear the helicopters flying around?

  • Jim Douglas Community resident for 18 years

    Police copters were patrolling in Uptown to assist with crime prevention.

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Smart Phone Compatability

I am tired of paying the high monthly rate charged by Verizon and am considering changing to another provider. However, I have an Apple5 and am not sure if it will work with other cell phone providers. Does anyone have any experience with this situation?

  • bellyer Portage Park homeowner, Beer Lover & Home Brewer

    Fritz - If you are content with your iPhone (not sure how anyone could be when they could get a Windows Phone, which are a million times better... I digress), you should look at pre-paid plans, which can save users a fair bit of money. I know that AT&T allows...

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    Fritz - If you are content with your iPhone (not sure how anyone could be when they could get a Windows Phone, which are a million times better... I digress), you should look at pre-paid plans, which can save users a fair bit of money. I know that AT&T allows your out-of-contract phones to be converted to their no-contract Go Phones. I'm not familiar with Verizon's plans, but you could probably stop in at a Verizon store and tell them that you would like to get an understanding of what your potential savings would be if you were to convert from your contract plan to a pre-paid or pay-as-you-go plan. A lot of contract plans cost as much as they do because people buy new phones at discounted/subsidized prices and are then locked into a contract for 1-2 years; however, if you are no longer in a contract and your phone, which was likely subsidized, is paid off, you should be free to take it off-contract and move to a significantly cheaper pre-paid/pay-as-you-go style plan.

    As A&K noted, your phone will always be a particular make and model (Apple iPhone 5S, Nokia Lumia Icon, Samsung Galaxy S5, etc.) and each particular make/model will also be made to operate on a specific cellular network (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint) based on the chip inside; you would not be able to change the network that it operates on, but you can find, as I mentioned pre-paid sorts of plans to save money on your plan if you are not someone who always needs the latest and greatest phone.

  • A&K

    Keep in mind pre-paid plans come with less bells and whistles. No roaming network, service is less places etc.

    If you never leave Chicago then pre-paid should be ok. It is cheaper.

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Healing our Community

If you are interested in being a part of a team to reach out to persons returning from incarceration or at risk of incarceration, their families and the larger community -- please let me know. We are putting together a team to be a "Station of Hope" for those impacted by the criminal justice system. A training event to help us is available on Saturday, September 27 from 10:00 am-3:30 pm in Maywood. In your response, please tell me 1....

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If you are interested in being a part of a team to reach out to persons returning from incarceration or at risk of incarceration, their families and the larger community -- please let me know. We are putting together a team to be a "Station of Hope" for those impacted by the criminal justice system. A training event to help us is available on Saturday, September 27 from 10:00 am-3:30 pm in Maywood. In your response, please tell me 1. if you would like to be a part of this team 2. how best to reach you 3. if you are available to go to the training on September 27. We will leave from Irving Park United Methodist Church, 3801 N Keeler Ave (corner of Keeler and Grace) at 9:00 am on Saturday, September 27.

All interested persons are invited to be a part of this community initiative.

  • I am thrilled to this post. The issue of mass incarceration and subsequent consequences are near and dear to my heart and related to my day job. Katherine, I'll be in touch and am so happy to contribute to the community's will and hope on this. This affects us all.

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