2 days ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Shooting on Warwick & Marmora

On 09/15 at approx. 11:30 a.m. gunfire erupted coming from 5858 W. Warwick. Heard two volleys of 5 to 7 shots. Within minutes our neighborhood was swarming with police from 16th. District. The efficiency and professionalism shown by our officers was reassuring that they were indeed protecting and serving us well. The location of the incident is now being watched by many eyes of disturbed residents.
Myself, I am confident that our neighborhood is indeed secure and the drug dealers are being watched closely by all...24/7.
THANK YOU TO ALL 016 OFFICERS WHO RESPONDED. YOU ARE AWESOME!

  • We had the same problem but with drugs a they got evicted because of the constant 911 calls. It works stay on it.

  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    The 911 call taker will ask you your name but all you have to say is that you wish to remain anonymous and your call will still be dispatched to the patrol cars

Oct 26 2012

Updated 24 hours ago

Is this unreasonable? - neighborhood kids

So our next door neighbors and their kids think they own the block. They have no respect for others' property. Aside from their garbage ending up in our yard (from eating/drinking soda and throwing the wrapping/cans on the ground or over the fence on our property), our bigger issue is with them causing physical damage to our home. I understand that kids are kids - we have a 4 year old, but they insist on playing soccer or baseball either...

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So our next door neighbors and their kids think they own the block. They have no respect for others' property. Aside from their garbage ending up in our yard (from eating/drinking soda and throwing the wrapping/cans on the ground or over the fence on our property), our bigger issue is with them causing physical damage to our home. I understand that kids are kids - we have a 4 year old, but they insist on playing soccer or baseball either in front of our home or in their driveway. Either way, the balls always end up hitting our home and windows. We just replaced all of our windows including a large bay window (which cost a pretty penny) and we are getting ready to put new siding on. But I'm constantly out there talking to them about not playing ball in the sidewalk and hitting our house; there is a field 3 blocks away. These kids (ranging from 7-13) don't give 2 sh*ts about what I tell them (I'm always being polite and respectful when I speak to them). Their parents also don't care because they are usually outside and can see that the balls are hitting our house, cars, etc. and yet, they don't do anything about it. they only yell at the kids if the ball hits their home/car.

Anyways, I don't think it's unreasonable to expect others to respect your property and not cause damage to it. Is there anything else I can do? This may seem petty to some but it really pisses me off.

  • This post is also 5 years old...ha

  • Spam Alert Don't be selling your used junk up in here, okay?

    Things were so much simpler back in two-aught-twelve.

Sep 01

Updated Sep 10

Really that bad?

Good morning everyone! I read EveryBlock daily for Portage Park / Six corners. Lately I have been seeing more and more comments about the area going downhill. Is this the case?

It seems things are happening that are positive in the Six Corners area. New small businesses etc. (onviously with the exception of the bank hole). The neighborhoods still seems quiet and contain a very tight community feeling which is hard to find. What are your thoughts?, I am interested!

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    City plays the race card to get things done and people arguing ,go walk at midnight down some of the side streets and wake up . It's not about race its bad elements and crime.The alderman should not have police protection for them or their families if it is safe like they assume it to be wont be a problem.

  • Sue Portage Park-er

    I did report the one on Long & Byron via the website, also the one north of it on the building east side of Long.

Jul 24

Updated Sep 09

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Aug 20

Updated Aug 28

Two dumb kids trying to act tough.

One is a heavy set hispanic (teen?) And a skinny white kid with pants waaay down past his butt. They walked across the street on Grace and Menard, while I drove around them, the skinny one got annoyingly close to my car. He did it with full intention.

Then I found out yesterday, my own mom saw these two walking towards her. They were across the street and once they saw her, they crossed to her side. She rushed to her car and locked the door.

Anyone see this too?

Jun 08 2016

Updated Aug 10

ComEd and Smart Meters

I got a letter from CE a couple of weeks ago informing me that they were installing smart meters in my area, and made a point of getting my current phone number to let me know in advance when they were going to be cutting my power. Good customer service, right?

Today I was on the computer when everything suddenly went dark. Checked the breakers then the meter. Someone had written "Repaired 6-8-16" on it. Looked out front and found...

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I got a letter from CE a couple of weeks ago informing me that they were installing smart meters in my area, and made a point of getting my current phone number to let me know in advance when they were going to be cutting my power. Good customer service, right?

Today I was on the computer when everything suddenly went dark. Checked the breakers then the meter. Someone had written "Repaired 6-8-16" on it. Looked out front and found the contractor sitting in his van chatting on the phone. He claimed he rang my bell first (Yeah, right! The bell is 8 feet from my desk and loud enough to be heard from the other end of the basement.) 5 minutes later another tech shows up and cuts my power again (the computer and DVR are still acting weird.)

I just wanted to warn the others here that ComEd and their contractors do not seem to be honoring their promise of providing advance notice, and if you have sensitive electronics, turn them off before leaving for work.

  • Deutsch portage36

    i think the smart meter only benefits com ed. if they want to put one in, make them pay for everything. if they won't pay, tell them to bad.

  • cpk

    They are practically forcing you to get the smart meter. If you don't, you have to pay an extra $26.00 on your electric bill every month. I call that blackmail. They constantly send me notices to have the current meter moved so they can put a new one in. I think this is a case for Pam Zekman.

Aug 03

Updated Aug 07

Luther North College Prep Property

Now that this school is closed, what will happen with the building and the property? Do any neighbors, or people connected with the school, have any information? I'm just curious. Thanks!

  • Mike Bayne Dunning area New to the area and have 2 children.

    It appears as if Michael needs a hug, or maybe a safe space to curl into the fetal position and suck his thumb for a while. I ask that everyone please give him his space, a box of kleenex and one more still beating and bleeding heart to share in his overall whiny attitude? It was a joke you knob, and I laughed as soon as I read it as I'm sure others did and even if they didn't respond and say it. Take a chill pill.

  • Michael is very tight rumped. Eeeeeeew.

Aug 02

Want to start a block club? Here's how!

Happy summer, Chicago neighbors! Many of you know me as “the block club girl” because in the summer of 2013 when gang violence/shootings were infiltrating the Portage Park area, I, with the great help of my neighbors, came together to defend our community by establishing a block club.

We’ve had many questions from our Portage Park neighbors about the actual steps needed to create their own club and even received emails from our fellow Chicagoans on the south and west...

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Happy summer, Chicago neighbors! Many of you know me as “the block club girl” because in the summer of 2013 when gang violence/shootings were infiltrating the Portage Park area, I, with the great help of my neighbors, came together to defend our community by establishing a block club.

We’ve had many questions from our Portage Park neighbors about the actual steps needed to create their own club and even received emails from our fellow Chicagoans on the south and west sides asking for guidance organizing their community for a better quality of life. I’m excited to discuss our experiences and share this information through future ward-sponsored events but as I have had so many emails asking for help, I’ve decided there is no time to wait. What follows is a written out a simple information sheet on what we did and what worked for us. Please understand that this information is only a guide and there is no one way to start, for honestly, the biggest challenge was simply knocking on our neighbor’s doors and starting the conversation. If you have questions please feel free to PM me or email me at eddyblockclub@gmail.com. A public dropbox file can be found here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/fe85c8jehsuvcpk/How%20to%20Start%20a%20Block%20Club.pdf?dl=0

I hope to print and distribute this in brochure format ASAP to local businesses so if you own a local business and would like some brochures, please let me know and I will add you to the drop off list.

Thanks so much for your time and interest, and remember, together, we can build a better, safer community, one block at a time!

Jul 26

Updated Jul 27

PPNA supports Central/Lawerence Starbucks?

We are wondering if the PPNA is supporting the Central/Lawerence Starbucks?

  • If Lawrence is the border, wouldn't that put the JP library in PP?

  • joanie 20+ year Resident of Jefferson Park

    Not just the Jefferson Park Library, but the Jefferson Park Congregational Church and the Jefferson Park Post Office too. I was always told that my residence was in Jefferson Park, not Portage Park. The City of Chicago came up with the community centers map that put the border at Lawrence.

Jul 24

Updated Jul 26

Water Main Work

Does anyone live on Berenice or Grace between Menard and Austin? Who knows what the holdup is on finishing the work on those blocks? The streets are in bad condition.

  • Ken Most interesting man in the world

    waiting for approval to make tie-ins to new main. last i heard was told end of july mid august. then whenever they get around to fixing street. your tax dollars at work for you!

  • What 85 years of Democratic rule will get you.

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