5 days ago

Updated 6 hours ago

In need of neighborly advice, please....

I live in a 6 unit building with a nice little yard surrounded by a privacy fence. I have a patio set that I keep in the yard. Last year all the other neighbors in the building used my furniture as if it were theirs, no one asked permission. Everyone knew it was mine. I did not mind at first because I didn't use it everyday and I wanted to be neighborly. Some smoked cigarettes and used the table top...

Read full message…

I live in a 6 unit building with a nice little yard surrounded by a privacy fence. I have a patio set that I keep in the yard. Last year all the other neighbors in the building used my furniture as if it were theirs, no one asked permission. Everyone knew it was mine. I did not mind at first because I didn't use it everyday and I wanted to be neighborly. Some smoked cigarettes and used the table top as an ashtray and butted out their cigarettes on it, left the butts on the table or tossed it on the ground under the table, some left burn holes on the chairs, allowed their pets to sit on the chairs and snuggle up to soak up some rays, kicked their feet up on the table while sitting in the chairs, some have moved the set to position it elsewhere in the yard to their liking, and someone damaged the umbrella which I had to replace- twice last summer.
This time I do not want anyone to use it. I did notify my landlord who is a Chicago police officer. His response to me was that he didn't want to deal with petty drama.
Any advice on how to deal with this?

  • I've not read all the 31 comments above, so this might just be repetition. First, the furniture denies five other households use of part of what you describe as a small common area. Did the other five households give you permission to mark off space they paid for in their...

    Read full comment…

    I've not read all the 31 comments above, so this might just be repetition. First, the furniture denies five other households use of part of what you describe as a small common area. Did the other five households give you permission to mark off space they paid for in their rent?

    Second, furniture in a small recreational area shared by five other households in practical terms is yielded to common use. It is naive to expect different.

    Third, the impractical cure would be to organize a building-wide pool to buy common furniture which is surrendered to the owner. That's probably not going to happen, but it would help you avoid becoming the building's crazy neighbor.

  • Deb R 60641 resident 40 + yrs.

    Good luck, Sahia. You appear to be a very smart young lady trying to learn the ways of the world.

8 hours ago

Catch Basin/Sewer cleaning

Hi All:
Some streets have clogged catch basins. I did the 311 form online and I have noticed some bright green dots on some of them recently. Does that mean they will be vacuumed out? It is not just some leaves around the grate, but the actual hole is plugged. I have cleaned around the grate and the street gutter near me, but it is not helping much. I know street cleaning is coming up, but this may be a separate issue. Does anyone have info? Thanks.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

New to the zip code

Does anyone have the name of a handy man they can pass along?

Apr 11

Updated 4 days ago

Proposed site at Central and Irving Park will be a Coffee Shop;

PPNA proposed their position said they were not for the project because they don't know if it will be a Starbucks or not. Little did they check that the blueprint they received from the attorneys states on the building with the drive thru "NEW COFFEE SHOP WITH DRIVE THRU". REST ASSURE TO EVERYONE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THAT THIS WILL NOT BE A FAST FOOD RESTAURANT OF ANY KIND BUT A COFFEE SHOP.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8sm_tSOhk6wT19XaDh5X3JCTnRKV2xCVFZFd0NSZ184VUZ3/view?usp=sharing

    Irving/Central Development Site Plan
    https://drive.google.com
  • EBKitty Stalking around EB

    So we should just dismiss those people?

  • Dan G Scratch and win

    don't drive start cycling on the safe streets of Chicago... "Yeah Right"

Apr 14

Updated Apr 16

Need a wheelchair?

I have a wheelchair that I need to get rid of/donate. I am really having trouble finding a home for it. It is in good condition and free. It is 6 years old. Anyone know of a place that will pick up?

  • Katherine Pastor, Irving Park United Methodist Church

    We have a member of our church who needs a wheelchair and has been borrowing one. If it still available, I would be delighted to pick it up.

  • If it's still available, our school has been asking for a wheelchair donation for use by the school nurse.

Apr 12

Easter Church Services

Just wanted to throw out an invite to our church, Park Community Church - Forest Glen to anyone looking to go to a service this Easter. Times are 9 am and 11 am and there is child care as well. Location is at 4920 W Foster Avenue Chicago, IL 60630 if you want to join!

Apr 05

Updated Apr 07

Reniberg School

Hi everyone. Our 5 year old son did not get into Thorp so in the fall he will likely be attending Reinberg Elementary as a kindergartner. None of my neighbors or friends kids go there so I do not know much about it. I did some research online but I would like to hear any thoughts you may have on the school. If you have had personal experience with the school, mind telling me about it? Also, do they have an after school program? Both my husband and I work.

  • Reinberg has both before/after school and Chopin Park has after school. They pick up at the school.

    Your child will be fine in any of the local schools.

    Reinberg has great teachers and the principal is hands on.

    When someone says something bad about a school it doesn't mean the...

    Read full comment…

    Reinberg has both before/after school and Chopin Park has after school. They pick up at the school.

    Your child will be fine in any of the local schools.

    Reinberg has great teachers and the principal is hands on.

    When someone says something bad about a school it doesn't mean the school is a bad school. It usually means the rumor mill has produced a whooper.

    Do your research go visit the school ---while in session.

    Our city has great magnet schools and our neighborhood schools are just as good.

    Be involved wherever your child attends and help make the school better.

  • Magdalene artist

    Thank you! I have been doing research and I do plan to visit. I am a teacher myself, so clearly there are conflicts with schedules but I will make it work. Best way to get to know any school is face to face interaction. I have not heard anything bad...

    Read full comment…

    Thank you! I have been doing research and I do plan to visit. I am a teacher myself, so clearly there are conflicts with schedules but I will make it work. Best way to get to know any school is face to face interaction. I have not heard anything bad about Reinberg, my concern was that I do not know anyone who goes there. My concerns were based on lack of info not bad reputation. I am very relieved to hear that Chopin has an after school program! Thanks again Deputy Mayor.

Apr 05

Updated Apr 06

Portage Park Elementary

Hello - starting to think about schools for Pre-K/Kindergarten for my child. I'd love input on Portage Park Elementary. Please just send advice that is helpful - not looking for people complaining. Thanks!

  • My kid does not go to Bart's or PP, but I will say that I'd be surprised if you got a stink eye being a same sex couple at most schools. The reality is that families come in a lot of varieties, and if a school wants to educate kids it needs to deal with that reality.

  • CPS pre-k is not free for all students. Fees are based your income level. I paid a lower tuition at a catholic school than compared the pre-k CPS fee. Something to consider when looking for a school for child.

Jan 27

Updated Apr 02

Arena now not happy with Starbuck's design?

Just in case anyone missed it - there was an article in the free weekly paper - I'll link below - talking about all the construction and Arena discussed the proposed Starbucks planned for Cicero and Berteau. Arena is pushing back on the project because he doesn't like the designs Starbuck's has presented.

Arena said that the proposal for the coffee shop resembles a suburban-style development and that he would not support the project unless the it has an urban...

Read full message…

Just in case anyone missed it - there was an article in the free weekly paper - I'll link below - talking about all the construction and Arena discussed the proposed Starbucks planned for Cicero and Berteau. Arena is pushing back on the project because he doesn't like the designs Starbuck's has presented.

Arena said that the proposal for the coffee shop resembles a suburban-style development and that he would not support the project unless the it has an urban feel, with the building situated along the front of the property. “Starbucks is very much a take it or leave it business,” he said. “There’s a lot of suburbs. Build it up there.”
Arena said that he hopes Starbucks would agree to changes but that longstanding efforts to maintain the district’s urban character should not be abandoned. “If you do it for one, you have to do it for the next guy,” he said. “It’s really in their (Starbucks’) corner.”

As far as we're concerned I don't care if it looks suburban - it's across the street from IHOP and McDonald's, it's not like there's some significant architecture we need to match. The article goes on to say he thinks another restaurant or retailer could be found - really???? How about all the abandoned storefronts in the neighborhood? We have enough check cashing / cell phone stores / psychics - not that I'm a huge Starbuck's fan, but they're solid and generally raise the value of the neighborhood and it's also one of the businesses that will help attract others.

May be worth dropping Arena a note.

http://nadignewspapers.com/2017/01/19/building-of-point-at-six-corners-targeted-for-spring-fate-of-proposed-starbucks-on-cicero-undecided/amp/

    Building of 'Point at Six Corners' targeted for spring; fate of proposed Starbucks on Cicero undecided
    by BRIAN NADIG Construction of the Point at Six Corners shopping center is expected to start this spring, while a proposal to build a Starbucks coffee shop at 4151 N. Cicero Ave. requires design changes if it is going to move forward, according to Alderman John Arena (45th).
    http://nadignewspapers.com
  • Thanks Inactive User. Good to know it's not a dead deal after his objections. I won't frequent the place but will be glad to see it there as I drive by. Of course Arena will "work to expedite the process," as the article mentions, right or wrong that's his style....

    Read full comment…

    Thanks Inactive User. Good to know it's not a dead deal after his objections. I won't frequent the place but will be glad to see it there as I drive by. Of course Arena will "work to expedite the process," as the article mentions, right or wrong that's his style.

    As for the proposed Starbucks a mile away at Central & Irving -- Can't really imagine patrons of Portage Grounds switching to Starbucks, because they're worlds apart and serve different clients. But if Portage Grounds is concerned, they're the ones with a dog in the fight.

  • @nw-sider, same here not that much of a coffee drinker, if I do go to star bucks, probably once or twice a year just because someone else would want to go and I am not just going sit around doing anything, so when I do drink star bucks I usually...

    Read full comment…

    @nw-sider, same here not that much of a coffee drinker, if I do go to star bucks, probably once or twice a year just because someone else would want to go and I am not just going sit around doing anything, so when I do drink star bucks I usually will go for a venti cappuccino with 2 expresso shots, 4 shakes of cinnamon and 4 splendas. but, majority of the time I drink tea, nothing special, just lipton most of the time, sometimes pj tips, jasmine, green and last but least sleepy time (the one with the bear on the box)

Mar 31

Updated Apr 02

Flooding

Like to know if anyone got water got home about 4:00 o clock and found water in basement waited for it to go down did not start going down till about 10:30 last night got up this morning and saw that the sewers were still high even the catch outside was still high out side any one else had this problem

  • Are the downspouts connected? If it's rain water,disconnecting them could solve
    your problem.

  • Several years ago, after spending more than 10 years in home, I started flooding after heavy or prolonged rains. Flooding, not seepage. I called sewer specialist, and it turned out be a cracked drain tile. When the drain pipe (buried in the ground) cracks, and the soil can't absorb all the water because of the amount of rain, you could get a flood. Have them use the camera to see what the problem is. I got the drain fixed and it was the end of the problem. Good luck.

Mar 26

Updated Mar 31

Business Meeting last week

Everyblock:

I wanted to attend the meeting last Monday about brining business to the neighborhood. I think it was sponsored by West Portage Park Neighborhood Association. Did anyone attend or hear anything about the meeting?
Thanks.

  • Thanks for the info Portage parke. I also checked their facebook page and found some info.
    I called Alderman Villegas's office about that lot in mid Feb and they said to expect an update soon. No luck on that one I guess.

  • If anyone is interested, I was on the WPPNA Facebook page and see that they are forming an economic development committee. This is a great opportunity for the community to get together and discuss ideas to jump start Buisness development in portage park.

Mar 21

Updated Mar 30

One Less Empty Portage Park Storefront- Chop Local

Saw this sign hanging in the storefront at 4842 W. Irving Park Rd.
Someone hold my beer, I've got an axe to throw!

  • MJK - don't be so defensive. How you read my opinion as pouting, I don't understand. Please go out and throw axes if you like. I still think it's ridiculous.

  • DebbieM "lost their mind" "find a therapist" "put your time to something more satisfying" "stupid way to waste time"

    maybe pouting wasn't the correct word... and whining would have fit more accurately.
    you make some statements half based off of opinion and half based on holier than thou conjecture ...
    you then get bent out of shape and defensive... "if i'm allowed to have an opinion"... and THEN accuse others of getting defensive...

    oh the hypocrisy! man, DebbieDowner, i bet you're the life of the party.

Mar 27

Updated Mar 30

    Separate But Unequal? The School Funding Fight In Illinois
    https://bettergov.salsalabs.org
  • CJC Homeowner since 2000

    The real problem is, back in the 90s the State of IL gave into the Chicago Politicians demands that they manage the CPS Pension Fund. Once Chicago got control they plundered the Pension and never funded it. Now Chicago Politicians and the CTU are demanding the State bail them out. Had Chicago's Politicians been held to the same standards as Executives in the Private Sector, they would all be in jail with Mr Skilling.

  • CPS pension funds would still be in trouble had they remained under State of IL management. The shell-games with State pension funds started way back in the 80s. Gov Rauner's current TV ad blitz is repugnant; He's put more money & effort into self-promotion than into funding education.

Mar 24

Updated Mar 27

Chicago's Population Drops for 2nd Year

For the second straight year, Chicago's Net Population has dropped. In 2016 the population dropped by more than 19,000 people and in 2015 the drop was over 11,000 people for a total of 30,000 residents in 2 years. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-census-population-loss-met-20170322-story.html

  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    Portage Rules you're right on but you have to remember that in Springfield the state legislature has no brains if you were to bring that wonderful idea up to them they would think you're speaking some foreign language

  • Barbara Foy Neighbor and Realtor for 30 years in Portage Park.

    Does anyone know how to post a picture of an ostrich with it's head in the sand? Nessumo, you are right.

Mar 25

Updated Mar 27

Handyman Needed For Kitchen Cabinet Alteration

Ever hear the saying "Leave well enough alone"? Well here is one such instance where I shouldn't have altered what was already in place. I gave away all of my white working appliances and replaced them with new stainless steal appliances only to encounter a number of new problems.
The new counter-depth refrigerator is the perfect depth but it is taller than my old one and will not fit into the refrigerator cabinet because of the hinges.
The 18" dishwasher needs a custom built toekick.
Has anyone else faced similar problems after getting new appliances? Any recommendations or handyman referrals?

  • Thank you for the responses. My brother was able to raise the cabinet an inch and a half. The refrigerator looks great now! Still tinkering away with the dishwasher issue.

  • thanks Karen, it is always good to hear the outcomes, updates on these post.

Mar 20

Updated Mar 23

Ald Arena's Latest Spin: Calling It Veterans Housing. Even Developer Said Only 20 Units For Vets

Now Alderman Arena is selling the 7-story 100 unit CHA subsidized project as housing for Veterans! This has to be a new low, falsely using veterans as a selling point for a project. The fact of the matter is Full Circle Communities proposal for 20 of the 100 units to be exclusively for Veterans is dependent on getting a grant, not from the Federal Government, not from the Veteran's Administration, but from...Home Depot! Exactly how long that grant lasts, and...

Read full message…

Now Alderman Arena is selling the 7-story 100 unit CHA subsidized project as housing for Veterans! This has to be a new low, falsely using veterans as a selling point for a project. The fact of the matter is Full Circle Communities proposal for 20 of the 100 units to be exclusively for Veterans is dependent on getting a grant, not from the Federal Government, not from the Veteran's Administration, but from...Home Depot! Exactly how long that grant lasts, and whether Home Depot will continue to offer grants year after year, or call it quits once they have gotten their money's worth of good-will advertising is another question. Alderman Arena shamelessly suggests that there are 3000 veterans in the Jefferson Park area, needing housing; there may be 3000 veterans, but most of them are homeowners.
John Arena signed a court settlement on January 27th, 2017, stating that he will support a massive up-zoning (B3-5) that has brought us this nightmare project. John Arena violated the rights of the property owners when he down-zoned their property from M1-1, which allowed the property to be used as a storage facility, to B1-1 which does not.
John Arena had the owners' permits for remodeling the building for that use rescinded. The owners sued Arena and the City of Chicago because of his actions.They reached a settlement, and that is the one Arena signed, which gets him off the hook, but sticks the neighborhood with this mess.

http://nadignewspapers.com/images/Fully-Executed-Settlement-Agreement.pdf

  • 45th ward residents should demand to see the terms of that "grant" from Home Depot.For the sake of "transparency" of course..Is it open-ended, is there a "sunset clause" ?? What happens if and when the grant stops ??

  • joanie 20+ year Resident of Jefferson Park

    Everyone should send Home Depot correspondence about their grant for this building. They have a Facebook page available to leave comments. Let them know what you think about this proposal.

Mar 18

Updated Mar 21

Assistance in locating siding person for wind damaged siding.

We had some very minor siding damage from the recent wind storm and would like to have it fixed. It's about a 10ft strip at the top of the house. My guess is it would take two qualified people 30 mins to fix. My problem is finding someone for such a small job and someone who doesn't want a minimum of $500 to come to the house. We have the piece that fell off.

Mar 15

Updated Mar 19

small space for rent

Hello Community-

I am looking for a small inexpensive space to do some community workshops? Any suggestions for me?

  • BellaV 1st time Homeowner in Jefferson Park since 2012

    I also recommend Anne's Haven. I was just there yesterday for a meet up and it's a lovely gem!

  • moonie1001 psychotherapist

    Thank you for your suggestion

Mar 11

Updated Mar 15

Unwanted items

Please drop off any unwanted items to Savers. They sell the items and the money goes to epilepsy foundation

  • EBKitty Stalking around EB

    I think there's one in Schaumburg. I wonder why the one in FP is closing. I didn't know about the one in Niles.

  • Craig E. Friend of Chicago

    Is the store in Franklin Park in the same strip center as the big lots?

Jan 23

Updated Mar 14

    Diversey and Laramie traffic detours during construction and 5 Ton residential street limits.
    During the closure of the Diversey and Laramie intersection traffic is re-routing itself down the 5100 and 5200 blocks of Schubert, Parker, Wolfram and George along with the 2700 and 2800 blocks of Leclaire and Lockwood.
    http://chicago.everyblock.com
  • Kapel2 Neighborhood Resident

    About a year ago LeClaire was tore up due to a water main project. After this project the street was re-paved and new roundabouts and curbs were put in. Now that there's this extended mining project happening at Diversey and Laramie the re-routing of traffic continues. The CTA is following...

    Read full comment…

    About a year ago LeClaire was tore up due to a water main project. After this project the street was re-paved and new roundabouts and curbs were put in. Now that there's this extended mining project happening at Diversey and Laramie the re-routing of traffic continues. The CTA is following a set detour down Fullerton which has recently been re re-routed to Belmont. There are Detour signs set up indicating this. But throughout the day there are large semi-trucks, dump trucks, car transport trucks and other large vehicles well above 5 tons traveling down the residential side streets rather than taking the set detour. These large vehicles cannot make it around the new roundabouts so they either A, run right over them or B, go counterclockwise and run over the new curbs which is destroying them. Originally the Diversey and Laramie project was scheduled to end February 4th, then it was extended to March 15th. Now we are hearing that it might be extended another 2 weeks. By the time all this is finished they will have to repair the new curbs and roundabouts on the side streets again.

Mar 10

Updated Mar 12

Six Corners Binnys/Culvers?

Has anyone heard what is the status of the new development Binnys and Culvers down on Six Corners? It doesn't look like there has been any progress.

  • MGirl MGirl

    I haven't heard anything on the Binnys and Culver's but I know the Retro Fitness was supposed to open in January then they told me late March. But when I walk by, not much has changed inside. I live across the street and there are workers there everyday!

  • Craig E. Friend of Chicago

    I hope for the sake of the neighborhood it actually happens. Just like I hope the point at six corners happens.

Mar 07

    Click here to support High School Trip to DC! by Dara Gabrielle
    I teach at Vaughn Occupational High School, an all special education high school, that serves students in Chicago. Many of the students live in high poverty and high crime areas. Students at my school have a wide range of disabilities, such as mild to moderate intellectual disabilities, autism, e...
    https://www.gofundme.com

Mar 03

Updated Mar 07

How do I get the message thru to the alderman that Long Ave is a racing strip?

For anyone who lives on or near Long Ave, knows that is used as a thorough fair between Central and Laramie without street lights. I get that, but, the stop signs are absolutely useless and most (8 out of 10) drive right thru them...some accelerating and even passing those at the intersection that actually do slow down. My repeated calls to the alderman's office are usually taken with disinterest and usually with a tone that I am annoying them. Is...

Read full message…

For anyone who lives on or near Long Ave, knows that is used as a thorough fair between Central and Laramie without street lights. I get that, but, the stop signs are absolutely useless and most (8 out of 10) drive right thru them...some accelerating and even passing those at the intersection that actually do slow down. My repeated calls to the alderman's office are usually taken with disinterest and usually with a tone that I am annoying them. Is it going to take a kid getting killed (which I am shocked that that hasn't happened in my three years of living here) to get their attention to this. While not a fan, I suggest bump outs or even the awful round about. Do these need petitions?

Mar 06

Updated Mar 06

Gas leak at Portage Park Senior Center

Numerous emergency vehicles showed up at Portage Park this morning due to a major gas leak. At least three fire engines, two ambulances, and police were there by noon. It looked like it was the Senior Center on one end of the building that holds the pool where all of the action was taking place. The area was being cordoned off so I'd say to avoid that part of the park for the rest of the day unless you hear otherwise.

The gas was so bad that I could smell it - strongly - running along the north side of the park on Berteau, 500+ feet away from the building.

Mar 05

Water main on Dakin and CVS lot on Central

Hi Everyblock:
There are signs on parts of Dakin that say water main work coming soon, but only on parts of the street near Long Ave. Would the city just fix one part? or are they just not putting up many warning signs? Perhaps it's connected to the water main work on Irving that was done over the summer. I did not see any info on the city Water Dept website.

CVS lot: I called Alderman Villegas and was told there would be some type of announcement in mid to late February, but have not seen yet. The sign was removed and heard the zoning was changed, but no other info. Does anyone know?

Thanks

Feb 09

Updated Mar 05

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)

  • "What's next? The city already charges for CFD ambulance services."

    Umm... Don't most places? Even the small town I grew up in did this... Was like $1000 I believe... Parents always drove us to the ER if we needed to go, lol

  • Gabriella S long time resident of Portage Park

    I was overworked and underpaid also when I was a cashier many years ago, but we were trained to give good customer service. We bagged the items and said thank you to our customers!

Feb 28

Updated Mar 02

Black Newfoundland found

Just found a black Newfoundland roaming Waveland in Portage Park. No tags or chip.

  • Taking him to the police station on Foster and Milwaukee.

  • Put on Lost Dogs Of Il. They get wonderful results.Maybe hang some flyers on posts or vets offices. Thanks for helping and good luck

  • Thanks! All of that is done.

Feb 18

Updated Feb 28

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?

  • Some parks have removable rims. The attendant takes them down at closing time. If your park doesn't have this design maybe you could start asking for it. PS Each aldercreature/ward has a $1million annual budget that could buy these. It is called "Menu Money" and is used for things like pot holes, street signs, parklets, school learning gardens, traffic lights & road stripes and similar.

  • Kapel2 Neighborhood Resident

    I was thinking of fenced in basketball courts, similar to tennis courts, that would be locked during the hours the parks are closed. But removable rims is a better idea as it would cost a lot less to implement.

Feb 10

Updated Feb 25

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...

Read full message…

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.

  • smartypants LifeLongCityGirl

    Kansas. Texas. Every day a bunch of dumb white people shooting.....Where's the outrage for that? How very one sided of you.

  • I am against senseless crime and violence....be it by a presumed white thug in Kansas or a black or brown gangbanger in Chicago. The difference is we are on pace to have over 700 murders with guns. Wait til these animals are allowed to operate in a more temperant climate.

Feb 16

Updated Feb 24

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...

Read full message…

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.

About neighbor messages

These neighbors receive Portage Park news via EveryBlock every day:

Steve Harris Audriana Aranda Dimitriou Bertin Labastida Marixa Garcia Jean-Marie Minton Greg Dzierzkowski Patriot Painting Ian Senne rose rairie Celeste Turner

You're 60 seconds from creating an account and joining them…

or
Enter your email address

Portage Park