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Thinking of swapping out our small front lawn for a perennial garden. Advice?

Our front yard is quite shady and the small grass lawn has always struggled to survive. We're thinking of ripping it out in favor of a shade garden (hostas, ferns, sedge, hydrangeas, things like that). Has anyone done this? Have any advice?

  • RAZOR tacunit5

    Hey gaylord wise up forest glen is the northwest side get with it!!! Hey fun at the fag bar tonight maggot..

  • James Infrastructure Consultant and homeowner in OIP.

    Nice! Just what we need a Troll, with sexual insecurities. . What a joke!!!

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Jeff's Red Hots Rocks!

Thanks to Jeff's Red Hots for supporting us Misericordia volunteers this past weekend! The discount on the food was a surprise! The food was delicious! We will be regulars!

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Six Corners Renaissance Gets Big Boost as Boarded-Up stores Get Snapped Up

Condor Partners bought eight storefronts near Irving Park Road and Cicero and Milwaukee avenues, and are looking for tenants interested in opening up restaurants or event spaces across the street from the Portage Theater, said Michael McLean, a partner in the firm.

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Condor Partners bought five storefronts from 4047-55 N. Milwaukee Ave and three storefronts from 4029-37 N. Milwaukee Ave., on either side of the building...

Condor Partners bought five storefronts from 4047-55 N. Milwaukee Ave and three storefronts from 4029-37 N. Milwaukee Ave., on either side of the building at 4041 N. Milwaukee Ave., which is home to...

...three storefronts from 4029-37 N. Milwaukee Ave., on either side of the building at 4041 N. Milwaukee Ave., which is home to the Filament Theatre Ensemble and the National Veterans Art Museum and...

The storefronts and apartments in the Portage Theater building could also be getting a new owner. Carranza put them up for sale about a month ago for $2.35 million, around the same time he agreed to buy the Patio Theater, 6008 W. Irving Park Road.

  • Chris - Having lived in NYC in the late '70's through the '80's and then in Chi since then I've seen the emergence of bicycling in these cities over the years. And, as I've posted earlier, with young parents particularly. As a young person I never would have dreamed this would happen as much as it has in this car dominated country. Kind of like it has its own momentum. This is more than just a fad Chris.

  • RAZOR tacunit5

    Mr steers mr steers mr steers

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Can Clear (Internet) hubs be used second hand?

We previously had Clear service for a few months and it was just painfully slow so we switched to Comcast (sigh). Can I sell our clear hub or is it linked to our account in some way?

  • robin in WRP Feelin' Feisty

    You can sell it; you just have to call clear and make sure it is unattached from your account. We have clear, and I would like a backup modem, since they are no longer selling them. Please contact me offlist?

  • C Ped Oriole Park homeowner

    I'll give them a call this week!

  • I have a modem to sell. I am selling it on Ebay now, but can put it on CL.

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PB45 2015 Voting April 27-May 2

Pedestrian refuge islands on Cicero at Pensacola and on Lawrence at Lavergne;

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A storage shed for the community garden at Laramie and Ainslie;

Pedestrian bump-outs at Milwaukee and Cuyler, Milwaukee and Warner, Milwaukee and Giddings, Central and Balmoral, and Central and Leland;

Pedestrian bump-outs at Milwaukee and Cuyler, Milwaukee and Warner, Milwaukee and Giddings, Central and Balmoral, and Central and Leland;

Pedestrian bump-outs at Milwaukee and Cuyler, Milwaukee and Warner, Milwaukee and Giddings, Central and Balmoral, and Central and Leland;

Lighting and pedestrian improvements under the Kennedy at Pulaski and the sidewalk next to the Kennedy from Pulaski and Dakin to Byron and Parkside; and

People spots at Six Corners, around Lawrence and Milwaukee, and around Lawrence and Austin.

People spots at Six Corners, around Lawrence and Milwaukee, and around Lawrence and Austin.

Voting will be from 10 am to 2 pm Saturday, May 2, at the Wilson Park Field House, 4630 N. Milwaukee. You can also vote early at my office, 4754 N. Milwaukee, during the week of April 27-May 1, between 8 am and 6 pm.

Voting will be from 10 am to 2 pm Saturday, May 2, at the Wilson Park Field House, 4630 N. Milwaukee. You can also vote early at my office, 4754 N. Milwaukee, during the week of April 27-May 1, between 8 am and 6 pm.

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Westbound Montrose Closed West of Cicero Starting May 4

City crews will close westbound Montrose at Cicero starting after the morning rush hour May 4. Eastbound Montrose will remain open.

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Josi's Frozen Yogurt Family night -- tonight! Benefitting St. Ed's

Josi’s Frozen Yogurt Café, 4032 N Milwaukee Avenue, is sponsoring a Family night for St. Edward School. On Wednesday April 22, from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00p.m., a portion of total sales (pretax) will be donated back to St. Edward School. The flyer for participation is available at http://www.stedwardschool.com/community-days-josis-frozen-yogurt-cafe-april-22nd/

Please come support a great local business and local school!

  • RAZOR tacunit5

    We will be there great school great parents beats public school anyday..

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Industrial space for rent, 2nd floor,

Aprox 885 sq ft. Shared space with tenant downstairs. e-mail my for more details or if you would like to see the spot. triangleradiator@aol.com

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Dining: Dining Out for Life; Joe Fish open for lunch; Graham Elliot

...Chicago chef Homaro Cantu, 38, was found dead on the Northwest Side, in the 4400 block of West Montrose Avenue, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Cantu grew up in Portland, Oregon, and worked in...

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...Joe Fish, 445 N. Dearborn St., is now open for lunch every Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3...

...Annual Food Fight for Scleroderma on Sunday, April 26, at the James Hotel in Chicago, 55 E. Ontario St., 5-8 p.m. ( the VIP reception is 4-5 p.m. ) Amanda Puck, director...

...Health-conscious eatery Freshii has now opened a spot in Evanston, at 1596 Sherman Ave. Freshii has a customizable menu of breakfast, soups, salads, wraps, bowls, burritos, Lifeway frozen kefir...

...Harris' Francesca's Restaurant Group, has opened its sixth location within the lobby of the 222 N. LaSalle Street building. Guests can share their doughnut experience with a friend on Wed., April 29, with...

...Glaze from through Friday, May 1 for $3.25 each at both Stan's locations ( 1560 N. Damen Ave. & 259 E. Erie St., Suite 100...

...May 1 for $3.25 each at both Stan's locations ( 1560 N. Damen Ave. & 259 E. Erie St., Suite 100...

...Green City Market, 1817 N. Clark St., will host top chefs from around the country when it opens its 17th season Saturday...

...will host "Bring Your Beard Brunch: A salute to LGBT Culinary America" at Table 52, 52 W. Elm St., at 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Smith, a James Beard Award two-time award...

...Rioja Wine & Tapas Festival will take place Saturday, May 2, at Union Station, 500 W. Jackson Blvd. ( The VIP tasting is 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., with general admission 1...

...Tavern on Rush, 1031 N. Rush St., will host its fourth annual Kentucky Derby Party on Saturday, May 2. Guests are encouraged...

...running of the Kentucky Derby, Chicagoans are invited to Millionaire's Row at Chicago q, 1160 N. Dearborn St., on May 2. For $60 ( not including tax or gratuity ), guests can cheer on their...

...Howells & Hood, 435 N. Michigan Ave., announces the First Annual Kentucky Derby Party, benefiting the Greater Chicago Food Depository, on May...

...Chris Marchino of Spiaggia Restaurant & Lounge will host a pop-up dinner at Studio Snaidero ( 110 W. Kinzie St., 2nd Floor ) at 6 p.m. The night's seasonal four-course menu offers two...

...For Mother's Day, Filini Bar & Restaurant, 221 N. Columbus Dr., will offer options that include the brunch buffet, a la carte menu, and a special...

...The Langham, 330 N. Wabash Ave., invites families to spoil moms this year with a savory and sweet Mother's Day...

...For Mother's Day, Sepia, 123 N. Jefferson St., is offering a four-course prix fixe menu. Guests begin the meal with assorted breads...

...Eduardo's Enoteca, 1212 N. Dearborn St., is offering a Mother's Day brunch at 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There...

...For Mother's Day, Bistronomic, 840 N. Wabash Ave., is offering a French-inspired brunch menu and bottomless mimosas 9:30 a.m.-4...

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Ultimate 2015 Chicago Street Festival Guide

Where: Portage Park | Milwaukee Avenue, Irving Park Road & Cicero Avenue

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Where: Lakeview | 3100 North Ashland Ave.

Where: Lakeview | 3200 N. Sheffield Ave.

Where: The Loop | N. Michigan Avenue and E. Lake Street

Where: Andersonville | 5200-5500 N. Clark St.

Where: Northcenter | 4000 N. Lincoln Ave.

Where: Old Town | 1600 N. Wells St.

Where: Humboldt Park | W. Division Street and N. California Avenue

Where: West Loop | 900-1200 W. Randolph St.

Where: Irving Park | 3800 N. Elston Ave.

What the city says: Encased meats will be in the spotlight at this all new fest just two blocks north of the busy intersections of Addison Street and Elston Avenue.

Where: Uptown | 4700 N. Broadway

Where: Lincoln Square | 4400-4560 N. Lincoln Ave.

Where: Bessemer Park | 8930 S. Muskegon Ave.

Where: Roscoe Village | Belmont and Damen

Where: Lakeview | 3200 N. Lincoln Ave.

Where: Union Park | Ashland Avenue and Lake Street

Where: Ingleside | Lorraine Dixon Park | 87th St. and Dauphin

Where: Lincoln Park |2200 N. Sheffield Ave.

Where: Jefferson Park | Copernicus Center | 5216 W. Lawrence Ave.

Where: Chinatown |2200 S. Wentworth (at Cermak Road)

Where: Edgewater | 5900 N. Broadway (at Thorndale Avenue)

Where: Lincoln Park | 1601 N. Clark St.

Where: Lincoln Park | 435 W. Menomonee St.

Where: North Center | 2000 W. Roscoe

Where: Wrigleyville | 3550 N. Seminary Ave.

Where: West Side | Taylor Street at Ashland Avenue

Where: River North | Hubbard Street at Clark Street

Where: Greek Town | 400 S. Halsted St.

Where: Wicker Park | 1900-1700 W. Division St. between Damen Avenue and Paulina Street

  • HarleyGrrl Why YES! People actually DO live on Clark St!

    @ Lance - all you ever hear in any media release or discussion is how great the festivals are and any suggestions of improvement are immediately hushed and considered hostile.

    All people are asking here in this thread is:

    - Transparency of donations - Midsommerfest is very transparent, people were...

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    @ Lance - all you ever hear in any media release or discussion is how great the festivals are and any suggestions of improvement are immediately hushed and considered hostile.

    All people are asking here in this thread is:

    - Transparency of donations - Midsommerfest is very transparent, people were asking about others
    - 3rd party companies that host the events - take the $$ and stiff the charities
    - volunteers need to understand it is a "suggested donation" which means VOLUNTARY.
    - that people DO live "in" a street fair - yes, my front door opens onto Clark St at the flashpoint and my garage on the alley and we would like to get home after a long day of work (yes, we do work on weekends), run our errands and not be hassled
    - that People be gentle with the neighborhood... if you think cleaning dog poop is bad... try human anything that gets left in our gangways during a street fair because people can't be bothered by using porta potty's and more beer and fried food sounded like a good idea

    So,yes, get out of your house and go to them - but don't be flaming self entitled drunk jerk and allow us to try to work on how to make it better for the WHOLE neighborhood after the revelers leave.

    If the donations amounted to more maybe I would think differently - but the Water Tower for Andersonville has raised nearly $150k over the year and while the donation from MidSommerfest gave it a jump - the rest was done privately. When you say it is good for a neighborhood, if you poll the stores they will tell you different and if it was good for the restaurants I guess the wait staff would be more excited - but the regulars tell me they don't want to work those days.

    It's all about balance - so I think the negatives should be raised so they can be worked on

  • The list if far from ultimate... many more festivals on Choose Chicago
    http://www.choosechicago.com/articles/view/CHICAGO-EVENTS-FESTIVALS-2015-CALENDAR/1446/#May

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Cantu's Berrista Reopening Tuesday Following Chef's Death

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