Feb 09

Updated 4 hours ago

Bag tax

Since the bag tax began, I carry my own bags, but now I notice the cashiers expect me to bag my own items. This happened at Walgreens on central and at Food market on Fullerton, so my question is bag tax? Or is it to supplement cashiers wages ( sarcasm)

  • and so there is a new reason to worry about people bringing their own bags no Thank you Chicago I will go to the burbs River Grove, Elmwood Park, Melrose Park and shop there

  • Gabriella S long time resident of Portage Park

    BAG BUGS!!! This is part of the reason that using bags over and over is a health hazard. Not everyone takes care of things the right way, and even the stores could become infested!

Feb 16

Updated 8 hours ago

Tired of receiving Red Plum publications?

While reading over the PPNA newsletter, I saw this about the Red Plum publications. I have been wondering how to stop them, especially as I never signed up to receive them. ;) I am excited to get rid of some waste. I see them all over the neighborhood when walking, usually just piled up or lying in the same place for days. I'm guilty of it myself.

When I just called, I left a message. Unsure of how it will...

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While reading over the PPNA newsletter, I saw this about the Red Plum publications. I have been wondering how to stop them, especially as I never signed up to receive them. ;) I am excited to get rid of some waste. I see them all over the neighborhood when walking, usually just piled up or lying in the same place for days. I'm guilty of it myself.

When I just called, I left a message. Unsure of how it will proceed from here, but I'm hopeful.

"Red Plum Paper Litter: We notice a lot of Red Plum advertising papers laying outside on the ground. If you do not wish to receive these advertisements, a helpful neighbor contacted the PPNA to advise that delivery may be stopped by calling 312-222-2928."
-PPNA Feb newsletter

Whoever that helpful neighbor is, thank you!!!

  • I get a bounceback from that email address that the email address of this person cannot be found.

  • bellyer Information Security Geek, Beer Lover & Homebrewer

    Use ronbuss@chicagotribune. Their email address changed after Tribune split into separate companies.

6 days ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Basketball hoops in the park?

Recent new resident to portage park & have noticied that most parks with basketball courts have had their hoops removed, just an empty backboard. Was this done for a reason? With the weather warming up, wondering where there are complete basketball courts for those in the area?

  • Yeah, I'd say 40-50 teens playing basketball at a park, so doing what it was designed to do, is a great thing!

  • Kapel2 Neighborhood Resident

    Cool, if through basketball courts, baseball diamonds or other sporting areas or even just areas to converse the parks are giving kids things to keep them busy, That's one step toward getting them to "Say No To Gangs".

30 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

36 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Wheel Chair Ramp Builder

Can someone recommend a contractor to build a wooden wheel chair ramp?

13 hours ago

lot sold at Central and Waveland

I drove by the empty lot at Central and Waveland and noticed the for sale signs are gone. Does anyone know if it was sold and if so who bought it? I know it was downzoned to R-2 which I think is residential.

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Apr 20

Updated 16 hours ago

cancelling a Red Plum 'subscription'?

Has anyone ever successfully gotten them to stop delivering Red Plum sale papers to your house? I've called in, and I've gone through the online cancellation process outlined on the website... But they keep coming...

  • CJ

    ronbuss@tribune.com <ronbuss@tribune.com>
    email Ron and they will stop

  • bellyer Information Security Geek, Beer Lover & Homebrewer

    CJ - That email address is outdated. It is from before Tribune split into two separate companies. If you email that address, you will get an undeliverable notification. The correct address for Ron Buss is now ronbuss@chicagotribune.com.

    For anyone who does contact Ron to get Redplum stopped, just be sure...

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    CJ - That email address is outdated. It is from before Tribune split into two separate companies. If you email that address, you will get an undeliverable notification. The correct address for Ron Buss is now ronbuss@chicagotribune.com.

    For anyone who does contact Ron to get Redplum stopped, just be sure you keep his email address handy. The delivery service may very well start delivering to you again, even after Ron has had them stop, as has happened to me multiple times over the past few years and you will need to ask Ron again to get the deliveries stopped.

30 hours ago

30 hours ago

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR ALTERATIONS TO EXISTING 2 STORY SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE WITH BASEMENT PER PLANS, TO INCLUDE NEW MECH, ELECT, & PLUMBING. REPLACE EXISTING 1 STORY FRAME REAR DECK WITH NEW PER PLANS. ERECT NEW 6 FT HIGH WOOD FENCE ALONG EAST & WEST PROPERTY LINE, 214 LF.**CERTIFIED CORRECTIONS- - SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS & AUDIT **

    6126 W. Newport Ave. Issued February 22, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    REPLACE (3) EXISTING ANTENNAS WITH (3) NEW ANTENNAS. ADD (3) NEW RADIOS AND PIPEMOUNTS (1 PER SECTOR) WITH ASSOCIATED CABLING TO EXISTING FACILITY ON ROOF TOP AS PER PLANS. AT&T FA # 10092807 / SITE ID # IL0705. ELECTRICAL PERMIT # 100687140. PREVIOUS PERMIT # 100623085.

    5419 W. Montrose Ave. Issued February 22, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    SELF-CERT PROJECT. A-1 SINGLE FAMILY TO REMAIN. RENOVATION TO BASEMENT INCLUDING LOWERED SLAB, NEW BATHROOM, AND NEW HVAC SYSTEM FOR BASEMENT AND FIRST FLOOR AS PER PLANS.

    5437 W. Byron St. Issued February 21, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR ALTERATIONS IN BASEMENT, 1ST FLOOR, ATTIC AND DORMER ADDITION TO EXISTING (1-1/2) STORY WITH BASEMENT STUCCO BUILDING, SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE, PER PLANS

    5951 W. Grace St. Issued February 21, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    NEW 400 AMPS SERVICE. 3 PHASES,ONE METER FOUR WIRES,120/240 VOLTS.

    5701 W. Montrose Ave. Issued February 21, 2017 Comment
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Five businesses burglarized on Northwest Side

at 4:58 a.m. Feb. 20 in the 5900 block of West Montrose.

This article has 4 other Chicago locations (Show)

between 5:45 p.m. Feb. 2 and 10:15 a.m. Feb. 3 in the 6900 block of West Belmont;

at 3:33 a.m. Feb. 9 in the 4700 block of North Milwaukee;

at 4:25 a.m. Feb. 12 in the 4900 block of North Milwaukee;

at 3:54 a.m. Feb. 20 in the 6300 block of North Nagle; and

    Five businesses burglarized on Northwest Side
    At least five businesses have been burglarized this month in the Portage Park, Jefferson Park and Dunning neighborhoods on the Northwest Side. The burglaries happen overnight when the suspect kicks or pries open a front or back door to get inside, according to the community alert from Area North detectives.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

Feb 12

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Updated 37 hours ago

Portage Park Dealership Broken Into, But Thieves Couldn't Find Keys: Police

At 1:39 a.m., officers were called after a security company monitoring the dealership saw five masked men get into the store in the 5200 block of West Irving Park Road, police said.

    Portage Park Dealership Broken Into, But Thieves Couldn't Find Keys: Police
    PORTAGE PARK - A group of burglars got into a Portage Park dealership - but then couldn't find keys to the cars. At 1:39 a.m., officers were called after a security company monitoring the dealership saw five masked men get into the store in the 5200 block of West Irving Park Road, police said.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

  • Deutsch portage36

    I heard it's young gang bangers. I also heard a few of the cars have been used in drive by shootings. A few of the cars stolen have been recovered. Mostly in tact, but smell like weed.

  • could be people watching one of the fast and furious episodes and got a hold of some bad crack. where da keys, where da keys....let me think, I want to call someone I want to call some one, who you going to call, I don't know, I want to call...

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    could be people watching one of the fast and furious episodes and got a hold of some bad crack. where da keys, where da keys....let me think, I want to call someone I want to call some one, who you going to call, I don't know, I want to call someone, what happened? a seamonster ate my icecream, a seamonster ate my icecream!! ahh, man you got one of those I always wanted one of those. it ain't goin run, lightum up lightum up, maybe I should show you how to press the button, the button, some cereal, hey mikey.... Aardvark!! Aardvark!! lets go, go, go, go!

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Feb 10

Updated 2 days ago

Inaccurate reporting. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-police-sh

I would just like to point out that the Chicago Tribune has consistently gone out of its way to misrepresent what happened in this tragedy. Considering I have the precise information in the police report via their FOIA request, I feel it is not only rude, but purposefully misleading to the public. In this incident, only one bullet was fired. Unfortunately, and tragically, the bullet passed through the offender, and struck the innocent person. It is a horrible and misfortunate...

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I would just like to point out that the Chicago Tribune has consistently gone out of its way to misrepresent what happened in this tragedy. Considering I have the precise information in the police report via their FOIA request, I feel it is not only rude, but purposefully misleading to the public. In this incident, only one bullet was fired. Unfortunately, and tragically, the bullet passed through the offender, and struck the innocent person. It is a horrible and misfortunate event. However, not once has the Tribune reporter that accurately, despite knowing the information. They make it seem as if the officer involved was spraying wildly, striking another person without any concern. The fact of the matter is he fired one bullet at the offender. The bullet struck and passed through that person, tragically hitting the person behind him who, along with the offender's family, had called the police on him in the first place after he also threatened her with a baseball bat.

I find it sad and ironic that the Chicago Tribune is trying to get people to sign up to read it online service for money by touting the fact that they are reliable news. They prove all too often, at least in the last couple years, that politics is ahead of accuracy in terms of their agenda. They over hype stories that will infuriate the public or angle them to do so, and they under play, as much as possible, the large quantity of good things that happen in the city and in the world in general. So there you have the truth about the situation. Thank you Chicago Tribune for finally, after months, driving me to say something with your constant, and of course purposeful, slight misreporting, that goes to completely change the context of a given situation. Oh I forgot you're the most trusted name in news, my bad.

  • Did anyone see all the 'closed grafitti' complaints today? CPS has some very productive art students or our foreign language teachers are making great progress! Once I decipher Sanskrit I'll let you know what all that tagging means.

  • CJC Homeowner since 2000

    Remember how Obama refused to use the word Terrorism? Rahm and his lackeys refuse to use the word Gang Violence for the same reason. If you identify a problem (such as Gang Violence) you then must take the steps to eradicate it. By using the term Gun Violence instead of...

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    Remember how Obama refused to use the word Terrorism? Rahm and his lackeys refuse to use the word Gang Violence for the same reason. If you identify a problem (such as Gang Violence) you then must take the steps to eradicate it. By using the term Gun Violence instead of Gang Violence Rahm can use the Liberal rallying cry for More Gun Laws instead of prosecuting Black and Hispanic criminals. Chicago has the strictest Gun Laws in the country, but Rahm's Liberal Judges refuse to use them, as they may be seen as Racist since it is Blacks and Hispanics who are responsible for 80% of the Gang Violence in Chicago.

2 days ago

Two Years After Owners Bilked By Contractor, Portage Park Restaurant To Open

...in 2014 in Portage Park. They’ll open finally open their doors on Monday at 4024 N. Milwaukee Ave., serving Italian food. The opening was delayed after a contractor bilked $30,000 from the...

    Two Years After Owners Bilked By Contractor, Portage Park Restaurant To Open
    It's been a long road for the owners of Taurus Restaurant
    http://chicago.eater.com

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo to the a...

Lost! #Chicago #IL #Sauganash (Milwaukee & Montrose) Blu - Male Pit Bull. Grey. Call 312-730-4478. Scared/confused. Please do not call...


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Nov 06

Updated 2 days ago

203k Contractor Recommendations?

Hi, I was wondering if anyone knows any good contractors who have done 203k renovations. We already closed on our loan and have decided to replace our contractor after the project began very badly. We need a seasoned contractor who has done 203k reno's before and who would we willing to step into our existing project. We are finishing the second floor of our brick bungalow (drywall, flooring, bathroom, 2 beds, skylights, built-ins, new stairs and bannister) as well as replacing floors on main level and basement floor repour with dig down and new HVAC and water heater. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  • Cristobal,
    Can you share who you picked and if it is going better?

  • The first contractor was Aspire Ventures and I ended up dropping them. Then, I chose Skilled Contracting, Inc. I found them on yelp. The owner/general contractor is Russ Beuchs. The beginning was a bit shaky because it took a while to get things rolling. He has a bunch of other...

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    The first contractor was Aspire Ventures and I ended up dropping them. Then, I chose Skilled Contracting, Inc. I found them on yelp. The owner/general contractor is Russ Beuchs. The beginning was a bit shaky because it took a while to get things rolling. He has a bunch of other big projects going on. I saw this as a positive originally but it can also be a negative because I was starting to feel like my 85k renovation was a mere side job for him. Now, things are rolling along pretty well. Overall, I am happy with the quality of the work and Russ has made some suggestions that helped me improve my house. Sam, feel free to text me at 773-440-3621 if you want to talk more about the 203k process or if you have other questions.

2 days ago

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

  • Building Stamina for Learning!

    Ms. Edwards is asking for $390.48:
    My students need 5 Wobble Chairs to help them get the sensory input they need to build stamina for learning.
    Smyser Elementary School
  • Around 22 kids in that picture. How about asking the parents? $18 not bad.

3 days ago

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Electrician/handyman?

I need to move an existing ceiling junction box in a plaster ceiling approximately 8-12 inches for a new light fixture. Any local recommendations for electrician or handyman?

  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    Our family business is AIK Restoration & Repair. Please send an email to aikrandr@yahoo.comhttps://www.yelp.com/biz/aik-restoration-and-repair-chicago?sort_by=rating_desc

  • Hi, I own a home near Cicero and Belmont. My handy man is Agustin Gil. He is awesome...his work is of great quality, plus, he is reasonably priced, trustworthy, dependable, and cleans up after himself when he is done. I last used him to change out my tub on the second floor. You can reach him at 773.937.3065. Call him for a quote. Hope this helps.

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