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  • STEM Scholars Succeeding!

    Mr. Friedberg is asking for $1050.24:
    My students need chemistry materials to make the complex laws of physical sciences tangible, comprehensible, and hands-on!
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Lost Super Sweet Cocktail

Skittles (Skits) flew out of our back door yesterday 4/24. He's about a year and half years old. We are so sad about this. He's a good talker and whistler. His favorite phrase is "Such a good bird". PLEASE if you see him let me know. He even might come to you if you call him. He's completely tamed and friendly. I'm sure he's hungry. We miss him so much.
My name is Robin
Cell: 847 456-5609

  • it looks like the same bird as on nextdoor,

    http://imgur.com/a/dv9zv

    props to the poster that found the bird at the Walgreens parking lot (tiffany)

    @robin, it looks like they relayed your contact information to who found the bird, bird should be home soon if not already.

  • Okay, I'll do my part to bump it up to the top... :-)

    It's ironic that ROBIN lost her bird. I don't know who the "we" is who are so sad at the lost of the COCKTAIL (I know, she or her phone mis-spelled Cockatiel - but you have to...

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    Okay, I'll do my part to bump it up to the top... :-)

    It's ironic that ROBIN lost her bird. I don't know who the "we" is who are so sad at the lost of the COCKTAIL (I know, she or her phone mis-spelled Cockatiel - but you have to admit it is a cute headline...) but I'm sure the other members of the flock are missing Skiddles in the birdcage they call home... :-)

    @Inactive User: The bird you posted looks older (maybe the photo of Skittles is not recent) but the feather markings are also different on the face just above the beak.

    Hope you find the sweet Skittles soon!

12 hours ago

The ultimate guide to vintage and thrift shopping in Chicago

6025 W. Irving Park Road 773-283-1653

This article has 30 other Chicago locations (Show)

These vintage goods are on-the-go and can be found around the city—sometimes, the country—in their ’76 Dodge RV. Follow these fashionable ladies on Instagram to find out where they’ll be next or hit up their shop on Etsy.

1934 S. Wabash Ave. 312-496-3022

6130 N. Broadway 773-743-5444

1151 W. Berwyn Ave. 773-907-2225

6124 N. Broadway 773-313-3614

1500 E. 53rd St. 872-244-7477

5305 S. Hyde Park Blvd. 773-675-6114

2600 W. Fullerton Ave. 773-904-7634

1770 W. Berteau Ave. 773-447-8527

1658 N. Wells St. 312-291-9126

1425 W. 18th St. 312-850-2510

1147 W. 18th St. 773-930-6977

1430 W. 18th St. 312-243-5915

629 W. Cermak Road 773-492-1315

1346 W. 18th St. 312-929-2441

4325 N. Ravenswood Ave. 773-348-0622

4222 N. Ravenswood Ave. 847-475-5025

330 N. Clark St. 312-755-1266

917 N. Ashland Ave. 773-698-6118

1452 W. Chicago Ave. 312-508-3398

1840 W. Hubbard St. 312-733-0098

432 W. Chicago Ave. 312-526-3164

1478 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-227-9558

1323 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-252-6996

2545 W. North Ave. 773-943-0710

1721 W. North Ave. 773-235-5797

1472 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-772-4296

1528 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-276-7002

1507 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-384-7880

2501 W. Chicago Ave. 872-817-7116

    The ultimate guide to vintage and thrift shopping in Chicago
    One man's trash is another man's treasure. Or, in the case of these Chicago thrift and vintage shops, everything is a treasure just waiting to be dusted off and given some love. If you're looking for that one-of-a-kind statement piece to give your wardrobe a chance to stand out, these shops are the spots to hit first.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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Ax throwing comes to Portage Park

5500-5599 W. Irving Park Rd.

    Ax throwing comes to Portage Park
    If you're sick of golf or bowling, there's a new game Axe throwing has come to Chicago's North Side at Thunderbolt. Owner Scott Hollander got the idea after a trip to Canada. Thunderbolt just opened in Portage Park this week and if throwing axes seems like a potentially dangerous idea, you can be assured they take safety very seriously.
    http://wgntv.com

  • Waveland_5400 Retired and loving it!

    EBKitty, noted. And then there's the Patio theater :-)
    Sign me, Donald Downer

  • Craig E. Friend of Chicago

    You and me both Superman. Chicago needs gun ranges and gun shops. It would generate a lot of revenue.

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Looking for someone to install railing in concrete.

Hi Neighbors,
I'm looking for someone who can install a metal railing in existing concrete. I'm not even sure what type of business to call. Recommendations are welcome, thanks for your help!

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Affordable landscapers?

My wife and I are looking for someone that can pull out two evergreen bushes and some landscaping gravel/rock from our front and back yard. Does anyone have an affordable local person to reccomend? Many thanks in advance!

  • Lynne in Dunning Long time resident. Love living here!

    Jordan - Yes he does, although we do not use him monthly.

  • I've used Bahena's Landscaping. They do really good work and will also do monthly service. 773-430-7048

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Garage conversion

Disclaimer: Yes, we will consult a contractor/architect for official advice.

We have a small house on a slab and want to gain some square footage somehow. We've figured we have two options. The first is to probably dormer the attic, but only half since our furnace is up there, adding a bedroom and maybe bath. The stairs would probably be added on outside, we have room to do that. The second and arguably less expensive option is to connect our...

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Disclaimer: Yes, we will consult a contractor/architect for official advice.

We have a small house on a slab and want to gain some square footage somehow. We've figured we have two options. The first is to probably dormer the attic, but only half since our furnace is up there, adding a bedroom and maybe bath. The stairs would probably be added on outside, we have room to do that. The second and arguably less expensive option is to connect our garage to the house (probably only 4 feet away) and then turn 3/4 of the garage into a bedroom, saving 1/3 at the back for storage. We have a parking pad, and would cover that to park. I talked to an architect friend of mine who thinks the slab may not support anything else, and that the city probably won't allow the garage conversion. Thoughts?

  • I don't think "annexing" the garage into the house is necessarily impossible w regard to the city/codes. Heading east along Foster Ave, almost to Gompers Park there is a very small brick house that sits right on Foster that had a garage attached via a breezeway, and the garage access...

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    I don't think "annexing" the garage into the house is necessarily impossible w regard to the city/codes. Heading east along Foster Ave, almost to Gompers Park there is a very small brick house that sits right on Foster that had a garage attached via a breezeway, and the garage access was via a driveway onto Foster. (which was probably horrific to back out of into traffic). Someone recently bought the place, replaced the garage door w/ a wall and put in windows, and you can tell it is now living space and part of the house. The small yard behind the garage is now a two car parking pad accessed off the ally instead of Foster.

  • Waveland_5400 Retired and loving it!

    It's never wise to ask too much of the city. Pretty much anything out of the norm is illegal.

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Car parked on apron but in street

I've lived on Belle Plaine near Portage Park for around 8 years and the entire time there's been a long car parked in front of the driveway on Berteau and Lockwood. It's an illegal parking spot because the car blocks parts of the sidewalk as well as parts of the roadway.

I used to walk around it when walking my kids to the school, sometimes slipping on the ice on the apron next to the garage door. Now, every time...

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I've lived on Belle Plaine near Portage Park for around 8 years and the entire time there's been a long car parked in front of the driveway on Berteau and Lockwood. It's an illegal parking spot because the car blocks parts of the sidewalk as well as parts of the roadway.

I used to walk around it when walking my kids to the school, sometimes slipping on the ice on the apron next to the garage door. Now, every time I drive down Lockwood from Montrose, the car is there, sticking at least a foot into the street, Lockwood.

I've contacted the police twice, and waited a while to do this because it's a pretty lame thing to do, but I'm tired of stopping each time there is a car going in the opposite direction on Lockwood. It's also unlike the neighbors around here. Or maybe not.

In any case, nothing's happened, and I suspect it's because the homeowner is a city worker. There's often an SUV with MV plates in front of the house. Any suggestions about how to deal with this? I can always let it go.

  • Craig E. Friend of Chicago

    The worst thing about a vehicle blocking any sidewalk is someone in a wheelchair not being able to get around it.

  • ...and if you go back to my Google StreetView link yesterday and roll up to the cross street and look back you'll see the same car in the same place in August 2016.

40 hours ago

Summer Camp at St. John's Lutheran School - 9 Weeks of Christ-centered Summer Fun

Attend from 1 week to all 9 weeks!
Enroll by May 5th!
When: 06/12/17—08/11/17 from 7am-6pm
Where: 4939 W. Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60641
Costs:
5 Day: 1st camper: $195/wk, addl. siblings $175/wk
3 Day: 1st camper: $120/wk, addl. siblings $105/wk
Includes: t-shirt, water bottle, afternoon snack & field trips
For full details: visit stjohnschicago.org/summer-camp
Call/Text: 773-807-4929
Email: summercamp@stjohnschicago.org

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Updated 42 hours ago

Power wash/Sand and Stain work

I am looking for names of someone who can do some backyard work. Powerwash, sand and stain small deck privacy fence.

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