Jul 11

Updated 1 hour ago

Popular Portage Park Coffeeshop Owner Opens Gourmet Sandwich Shop Today

...to expand their businesses as they opened a new sandwich shop, Charley Noble, today at 6011 W. Irving Park Road. Joe and Melissa Basilone will apply modern spins on classic deli fare. The restaurant’s...

    Popular Portage Park Coffeeshop Owner Opens Gourmet Sandwich Shop Today
    Read the menu for Charley Noble
    https://chicago.eater.com

  • Deutsch, please let us know about the Rueben! That's what caught my eye but I haven't had a chance to get there yet.

  • Went for lunch today. I had the egg salad, my friend, the grilled cheese. Food was excellent. The grilled cheese looks amazing and I will definitely try it on another trip. Egg salad was quite delicious. Both our sandwiches came on the white bread, so I can only speak to...

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    Went for lunch today. I had the egg salad, my friend, the grilled cheese. Food was excellent. The grilled cheese looks amazing and I will definitely try it on another trip. Egg salad was quite delicious. Both our sandwiches came on the white bread, so I can only speak to it, but it was good.

    Biggest complaint was the wait. Took well over 20 minutes for our sandwiches, which wouldn't have bothered me that much except that people who came in a couple transactions after us (who clearly knew people who worked there) got their food at least 5 minutes before we did. I understand they are making to order, hence I don't mind a delay, just seems a bit excessive for a sandwich shop.

    That being said. food was great and I'll definitely go again. Just hoping when it's more established (i.e. been open longer), they'll get their process a bit more streamlined.

25 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

How do you think a Doggie Daycare business would do in the area ?

Really excited about starting a doggy daycare business but havent been able to figure out the perfect location. Any feedback?

  • I also think this would be as great idea.
    Are you looking to set up in an area where the property is\ has been vacant?
    Belmont and Narragansett...the CVS just closed...empty property and directly across the street NE corner that whole strip is vacant.
    The NW corner has a shell...

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    I also think this would be as great idea.
    Are you looking to set up in an area where the property is\ has been vacant?
    Belmont and Narragansett...the CVS just closed...empty property and directly across the street NE corner that whole strip is vacant.
    The NW corner has a shell station and the sw corner has a small business...food and liqour store. Just a tad further up on Belmont sw side us the bank of america.
    I sure would love to see something useful to our neighbors in that area. I always see people walking dogs in this area including me.
    There is also plenty of parking for pixk up snd drop off as well as in the alley of the properties.

  • Hi, there is a great training and day care facility on the 4900 West block of Belmont. Why not stop in to see what they have available, and the space that they require and maybe get an idea of what the considerations would be in the area? Ask to speak to the owner, Jim. He might be a great source of ideas and answers. Hope this helps.

25 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Portage Park Man Charged With Having Gun In Carry-On At Midway

Peter Mazzone, of the 4200 block of North Austin Avenue, was charged with carrying a concealed firearm at an airport, Chicago Police said. He was scheduled to appear in court on Aug 21.

    Portage Park Man Charged With Having Gun In Carry-On At Midway
    CHICAGO - Three people tried to bring guns onto planes at Midway Airport in five days, according to the federal Transportation Security Administration. Most recently, a 34-year-old man going to New Orleans was found to have an unloaded .380-caliber Smith and Wesson in his carry-on luggage Tuesday morning, according to a TSA news release.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

6 hours 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.

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30 hours ago

Free Zombie Flicks At Patio Theater To Honor George A. Romero

CHICAGO — The Patio Theater, 6008 W. Irving Park Road, will show a free zombie movie double feature on Friday to commemorate horror visionary George A. Romero, who died Sunday at age 77.

    Free Zombie Flicks At Patio Theater To Honor George A. Romero
    CHICAGO - The Patio Theater, 6008 W. Irving Park Road, will show a free zombie movie double feature on Friday to commemorate horror visionary George A. Romero, who died Sunday at age 77.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

30 hours ago

Free Movies This Weekend in Chicago

6008 W. Irving Park Rd

    Free Movies This Weekend in Chicago
    On Friday, July 21, the Patio Theater will show a free zombie movie double feature on Friday to commemorate horror visionary George A. Romero, who died Sunday at age 77.
    http://chicagofree.info

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33 hours ago

Brides Burned By Alfred Angelo Closure Getting Help From This NW Side Shop

But Kasia's Bridal and Special Occasions, 6039 W. Irving Park Road, is ready to come to the rescue, its owners announced.

    Brides Burned By Alfred Angelo Closure Getting Help From This NW Side Shop
    CHICAGO - The abrupt closure of 61 Alfred Angelo Bridal stores last week triggered a crisis for thousands of brides-to-be all over the country, vanishing their carefully-chosen wedding gowns just days or weeks before their big days. But Kasia's Bridal and Special Occasions, 6039 W.
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May 11

Updated 35 hours ago

Monarch Crafting

My wife and I started an Etsy Shop and would love to share it with folks in the neighborhood. We make a variety of handmade Chicago inspired pieces. Feel free to check out our crafts on Etsy and follow us on Instagram and Facebook @monarchcrafting.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/MonarchCrafting

    by MonarchCrafting
    Browse unique items from MonarchCrafting on Etsy, a global marketplace of handmade, vintage and creative goods.
    https://www.etsy.com

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5 days ago

Updated 46 hours ago

Found cat - looking for owner

Do you know this cat?
No chip, posted on several FB pages and groups, flyers posted around the neighborhood.
Not looking for rescues or shelters - only looking for owner.
Owner must be able to identify.

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

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

Lost! #Chicago #IL #PortagePark (Melvina & Eddy) Milo - Male Yorkshire Terrier Yorkie. Brown. Call 773-841-7051. Cook County. 60634. Missing 07...


  • Talk to your neighbors and mail carrier.Post on poles,stores,vets and groomers offices.
    Even put a sign on your front yard.I'm sorry,good luck and keep us posted.

  • Paul in Jefferson Park: why do you feel it necessary to demean this lost dog? Someone is very upset about this and you need to make (unfunny) jokes?

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5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Stolen flowers 🌺

Who ever is stealing my plants from the Porch just ask I can give u seeds n u can grow ur own. Is this happening to anyone else. Twice they stole plants from me n 3 of my neighbors down the block plants were stolen from them and one plant was dug up rite in front of the house. Boy O boy if u can't afford plants 🌱

  • Someone should put out some nice pots and figure out how to hook up electricity to them so that they would be discouraged from stealing anymore after they are electrocuted.

  • NW-sider, that is my neighbor and he is the sweetest man! These people are sick! I wish we could have it spray ghost pepper spray in their face when they pull on them!

Jul 12

Updated 2 days ago

Dark Chocolate Ganache Glazed Layer Cake - WOW!

Holy cow!! Friends took us to Lutz Bakery & Cafe for cake and coffee in their private garden. Anyone who loves dark chocolate cake and ganache glaze and hasn't tried Lutz's, it's worth grabbing a slice... best cake I've ever had. Will be returning for certain.
Anyone have other local spots and fav fare to share?

  • I went to mother cluckers today and had pulled pork sandwich, with a side of mash potatoes...great!

    but just so you know if you are going there today, their pop fountain is down so I had to drink water... I put some equal packets in it but it just tasted like sweetened water.

  • IU^ + lemon wedges and voila: lemonade. :-)

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

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

Is This Your Lost Dog? #Chicago #IL #Dunning (Berteau & Mulligan) Male Mix.Tan Call 773-941-1982 Email Email@yahoo.com to identify. This dog...


  • Did you check for a chip?Put up flyers on poles,vet,and groomers offices.Ask neighbors and mail carrier.Thank you for helping this little guy.Be very careful if anyone claims him,have proof. Also check with 16th district they might help.Please keep us posted and thanks again

Jul 12

Updated 3 days ago

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

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Terrible Experience with Colletta Construction

Where to begin? Unprofessionalism via bad communication, disorganization & false promises. Inadequacy by negligence. Ineptitude by poor craftsmanship.

- Paid him 50% down and an extra $1,000 and received less than half of the work complete (plenty of which needs to be repaired as the quality was extremely poor)
- Less-than-half of the work was “completed” in 2.5 weeks when “3 to 4 days of work” was what we were initially told
- Many promised work days that resulted in...

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Where to begin? Unprofessionalism via bad communication, disorganization & false promises. Inadequacy by negligence. Ineptitude by poor craftsmanship.

- Paid him 50% down and an extra $1,000 and received less than half of the work complete (plenty of which needs to be repaired as the quality was extremely poor)
- Less-than-half of the work was “completed” in 2.5 weeks when “3 to 4 days of work” was what we were initially told
- Many promised work days that resulted in “no-shows” with no explanation given
- Damage done at site
- Discord amongst employees and “he said/she said” back channel communication
- Bad communication including: raising voice to customer, not answering calls or texts, not reaching out when absent from scheduled work day, full voicemail box)
- Ignored addressed inconsistencies/concerns with the work-to-date

I wouldn’t recommend this “company” to anyone and would, in fact, highly advise anyone looking for work done to NOT go with them.

  • jeez!

    That workmanship looks worse than a bunch of kids building a treehouse!

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    Good call, DarkAngel. I had used Chase QuickPay and immediately tried to redact it but was unable to. I'm glad that you can at least see the experience we had with Colletta and make your decision based off of that.

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