45 hours ago

Updated 19 hours ago

Garage for remt

Looking for garage space

  • Samantha Joffi New Chicagoan

    You can contact me at sa2002ng@gmail.com

    I have a two car garage I am open to renting on grace street

4 days ago

School Supply Drive

Commmunity First Medical Center and the Volunteer Steering Committee will be collecting school supplies for the children at Avondale Logandale school, Monday, July 24-28. Collection boxes will be in the main lobby of the hospital and in the lower level of the hospital outside of the cafeteria. The hospital is located at 5645 W Addison.

Jul 12

Updated Jul 17

Anyone giving away plants

I moved to a new house in september and i dont have a budget to buy plants for the house. If anyone has some plants they want to get rid of please let me know

Thank you so much

  • Handyman Rich Fixing, Building, Taking Things Apart = Enjoyment

    If you join the portage park garden club, frequently there are notices of plants being given away. Garden folks are always moving plants around or chamging things, and most of them know whats invasive, what blooms when, & which plants dont play well with others.

  • Thank you handyman
    I will do that

Jul 16

PPNA July Public Meeting

It's mid-July and summer is flying by! We hope everyone is having plenty of summer fun! And block parties!

The PPNA July Public Meeting will be held this Monday, July 17th. In lieu of a formal meeting, we are going to gather at MCM Pub & Grill at 3906 N. Cicero Ave. from 7:30-9:00 p.m. We would love to meet some new neighbors so, if you have been lurking, consider coming out!

MCM recently redid the whole joint and added an outdoor patio. They have a $3 Monday night burger special and an open mic that starts at 9:00 p.m., see:

https://www.facebook.com/MCMPub/photos/a.10150878530304292.432123.274003434291/10155503198044292/?type=3&theater

Hope to see you there!

Jul 12

Updated Jul 15

Found Chihuahua Belmont and Narragansett

I seem to recall reading that someone had lost their tiny chihuahua and she was wearing a collar . . . and I was at Animal Control yesterday and saw a tiny chihuahua with a collar. It was found by someone near Belmont and Narragansett. Since this area is close to me and since I thought I read on everyblock about a missing tiny dog, I thought I would post here. Here is the link to the dog. http://petharbor.com/pet.asp?uaid=CHGO.A168564
If anyone remembers reading the post to which I am referring, let me know and I will go and find it and notify the party who posted. Thanks

    ZUKI
    My name is Zuki. I am described as a female, brown Chihuahua - Smooth Coated.
    http://petharbor.com
  • There was a lady a couple of weeks ago,that had one stolen out of her front yard, on camera by a man and his small son. I saw the video but I think it was on face book.

  • Hope this pup is rescued from CACC soon! Actually I wish all the animals were rescued from there.

Jul 11

Garage sale Saturday 07/15 and Sunday 07/16 8am-5pm

6722 W. Byron, Chicago. Camping equipment, exercise equipment, toys, clothing, school supplies, and more!! We hope to see you there!!!

Jun 20

Updated Jul 07

Proposed Chicago Homeless Housesitter Program (CHH)

How we might salve two open wounds by applying them to each other...

To the Honorable Aldermen and Mayor of the Great City of Chicago

June 20, 2017

How can we morally as a civil society allow these two images to exist side-by-side?

An open proposal for the establishment of the "Chicago Homeless Housesitter Program"

https://www.gallantgoose.com/proposed-chicago-homeless-housesitter-program-chh/

  • Father Greg God knows what you did...

    (continued)
    Q: Not free work. The benefit of living in the property has value. If necessary could have nominal fee paid also.
    A: If the benefit is "occupancy" and "tenancy" it becomes a landlord/tenant relationship. If the Benefit is Pay, and the condition of pay is occupancy, that changes the...

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    Q: Not free work. The benefit of living in the property has value. If necessary could have nominal fee paid also.
    A: If the benefit is "occupancy" and "tenancy" it becomes a landlord/tenant relationship. If the Benefit is Pay, and the condition of pay is occupancy, that changes the law which will be applied.

    Q: Whether you Greg set up a non profit or some other entity does is immaterial as far as getting the idea to fly, as long as there is SOME non profit entity there.
    A: I like the modification that the application and vetting process be handled by a Charity - thus having a neutral party implement the program as an approved agent of both the city and the OEM owner.

    Q: The entity may need insurance of some type and need to be bonded. This is paid for from donations and fees charged to property owners.
    A: I don't like hanging the liability on the Charity. I would rather that remain with the billionaire OEM owner - they get enough Mulligans. If the OEM owner fails to perform, the Charity would have to sue. Further, more "donations" from the community increases the cost to the community instead of my "NET 0" proposal. All fees must be paid by the OEM owner.

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  • Father Greg God knows what you did...

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    Q: Your point was house sitters are already employed, wasn't it? Or was it the enjoyment was the actual house sitting?
    A: Former, not latter.

    Q: My point is that I doubt management fees are anywhere close to 1k per property, plus maintenance. This is where...

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    Q: Your point was house sitters are already employed, wasn't it? Or was it the enjoyment was the actual house sitting?
    A: Former, not latter.

    Q: My point is that I doubt management fees are anywhere close to 1k per property, plus maintenance. This is where you need info.
    A: You might be surprised, there are quite a few hands in the stream, OEM owner to loan servicer, to general contractor, to actual contractor. If the guy at the lawn mower company is getting $50 bucks a week / $200/Mo that could easily conflate to $800-1000/Mo in initial charge to the OEM owner by the loan servicing company.

    Q: I think it still makes sense for the non profit to collect fees from owners, hire sitters, "pay" them, and supervise them.
    A: I am not convinced of that point.

    Q: By stating no coercion, I just mean this system doesn't need to rely on coercion to work.
    A: In a nation of laws, I would agree. In a nation of representatives acting as kings, all bets are off.

Jun 15

Updated Jun 20

Please keep your dog out of my back yard

To the people who consistently walk their dog off the leash on the 5400 block of Warwick, please stop allowing your dog to use my back yard as your dog's pooping place. My yard isn't fenced but that doesn't give you access to my property. Today it was twice, once before 7am, the other between 4-5 pm. There's an incident every single day. Next contact will be to Animal Control.

Thank you.

  • Soo, soo sad either way. I see soo much of it when walking my dog. Sometimes the grass hides it when high, but my dog definitely finds it and sniffs it. Yukkk!! Yes, I have heard people doing that by putting all the poop in the offender's front yard. Maybe not nice but I heard that they don't do it again. Yay!!!

  • Walked out of my yard this morning to a steaming pile on my sidewalk! I left it there. Let everyone enjoy it! When I came home after work, it looked like somebody had stepped in it. If we all do this, it may force the rest of the neighbors to take action.

Jun 19

Updated Jun 20

    Nautical-Themed Charley Noble Sandwich Shop Setting Sail In Portage Park
    PORTAGE PARK - Three businesses aren't enough for Joe and Melissa Basilone. Six years after the couple's first splash into the Irving Austin Business District, they're adding an on-the-go gourmet sandwich shop to their stable of storefronts in the 6000 block of West Irving Park Road, they announced.
    https://www.dnainfo.com
  • Deutsch portage36

    I really like this guy. Always a pleasure getting a coffee there. Even with starbucks coming, their coffee and customer service have already won me over. Good luck with the sandwich shop, and can't wait to try it out.

  • Misplaced Texan Fourth Year In PP

    Can't wait to give it a try. Kind of wish it had been these folks that purchased The Patio.

  • Anthony Harebrained Portage Park Young Blood

    These guys deserve our support. They are almost single handedly making West Portage Park a great place to live.

Jun 10

Updated Jun 11

Overhead garage door repair

anyone recommend someone to repair wayne dalton torgue master springs

  • Call Tom, (773)308-3825. He's replaced the springs on two garage doors for me.

Jun 10

Updated Jun 10

Leaking pipe in basement - need handyman recommendation

Any good recommendations on a handyman servicing Portage Park? I have a leaking pipe in my basement ceiling eating through the drywall above.

  • Call Chris with Tripp. He is very good, reasonable and very responsive
    773-430-4646

May 26

Updated May 30

Violent Crimes in Portage Park

This happened in the 5400 block of Henderson. The business owners over have been trying to get Ald. Reyboras to meet with us to discuss crime in this area. His office will not discuss anything with us except for the homeless problem. We were told, " that if we try to discuss anything other than the homeless problem that we would not be allowed to meet with the Alderman, which is absolutely absurd, especially with his position of Public Safety...

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This happened in the 5400 block of Henderson. The business owners over have been trying to get Ald. Reyboras to meet with us to discuss crime in this area. His office will not discuss anything with us except for the homeless problem. We were told, " that if we try to discuss anything other than the homeless problem that we would not be allowed to meet with the Alderman, which is absolutely absurd, especially with his position of Public Safety Director for the entire city. There have been over a dozen business burglaries and attempts on Belmont Ave within a 5 block area alone. This is not the first violent incident over here either. There have been many other crimes here as well, too many to list here but our business group has been aware and desperately trying to get our elected officials to act. We've had little success. Our business group has been told by Alderman Reyboras himself that," there is no crime in our area". This is a direct quote. We were promised, 3 years ago, beat cops and did not get them. The Alderman ignored our concerns about the changes in this area and does to this day. If we had had those beat officers patrolling over here, I'm pretty sure the criminal element wouldn't be as bad or as brazen as they've become. When police are on the ground walking they are very aware of their surroundings, much more than a patrol car that whizzes by. I hold Alderman Reyboras directly responsible for this crime. He doesn't even know what is going on in his own ward let alone the rest of the city. I am begging our community to call his office and complain. It can't just be our business district group anymore. We've known and seen it for a few years now. It's time for the neighborhood to speak up PLEASE!

"http://www.nbcchicago.com/on-air/as-seen-on/Two-People-Hurt-in-Home-Invasion_Chicago-424569874.html";

  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    I know l said this before Rey Suarez took our concerns seriously. When l lived north of Diversey at George and Linder l knew he was serious and my family and l would always march in his neighborhood marches against gang violence.We now live at Long and Fullerton which somehow through zoning is part of Reboyras ward and his office is a block east of Schurz High School on Milwaukee Av kind of distant from Fullerton.

  • Sanctuary City...............We have it now!!

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