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Updated Apr 17

Will the Binnys at 6 corners hurt other local liquor store sales?

With all the negativity about the Starbucks at Central and Irving hurting 2 local coffe shops, will the new Binnys hurt the Buisness of the local stores in the area? What does the PPNA think about this Binnys is a national chain.

  • joanie 20+ year Resident of Jefferson Park

    Binny's has an extensive collection of wines from all over the world. I shop there before every major holiday and their customer service is top notch. One many occasions they have a sommelier who is knowledgeable about the wines and pairings on duty.

    The two Binny's locations that I patronize are in Niles and Thatcher Woods. Prefer the store in Niles, bigger selection.

  • i have to agree with paul with the construction of the homes, I stopped by for the open house awhile back just to see what I will never probably live in. it is lacking in a few areas including lack of trim, I found some corners of the walls imperfect,...

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    i have to agree with paul with the construction of the homes, I stopped by for the open house awhile back just to see what I will never probably live in. it is lacking in a few areas including lack of trim, I found some corners of the walls imperfect, especially the border wall at the top of the stairs and did find some imperfections in fit and finish overall.

    I personally did not like the openness of the kitchen blending to the living room, but I guess it is ideal for someone that does entertaining as it is also equipped with several bathrooms.

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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?

  • 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 15

Updated Apr 16

Siding and Aluminum trim

Anybody have a good siding company to recommend?

  • They will come to your house and sit down with you to discuss what you are looking for and the different materials they offer which will be different prices. Vinyl siding for example is considerably cheaper than fiver cement siding. Then will send you a proposal to have a look...

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    They will come to your house and sit down with you to discuss what you are looking for and the different materials they offer which will be different prices. Vinyl siding for example is considerably cheaper than fiver cement siding. Then will send you a proposal to have a look at and come round and discuss it with you, show you sample materials/colours and then see if you want to move forward. It's not a hard sell which we liked. It is cheaper to get your siding done in the winter as its their slower season and they are likely to be more open to negotiating.

  • Thanks for the tips

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Apr 14

Updated Apr 15

WPPNA Secures Right Turn Only Pledge.

The West Portage Park Neighbors Association has just reached a written agreement with Sumac Development, the developers of the property at 5555 W. Irving Pk. Rd., that all exits from their development will be RIGHT TURN ONLY.

We at the WPPNA, are for vigorous economic development of our area, but not at the expense of safety. The option to turn left was problematic at best and hazardous at worst. That had to be corrected before the project, in our opinion,...

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The West Portage Park Neighbors Association has just reached a written agreement with Sumac Development, the developers of the property at 5555 W. Irving Pk. Rd., that all exits from their development will be RIGHT TURN ONLY.

We at the WPPNA, are for vigorous economic development of our area, but not at the expense of safety. The option to turn left was problematic at best and hazardous at worst. That had to be corrected before the project, in our opinion, could move forward.

We at the WPPNA try to be problem solvers. We reached out to the developer and impressed upon them the need for all the exits to be Right Turn Only. They agreed. Attached is copy of the letter from Sumac's attorney. Hopefully, this puts this issue finally to rest.

  • The letter reads, ”As indicated in our telephone call, the developer has agreed to install signs prohibiting left turns at all access points for the development"

    Not sure what victory you're championing here.

    The simple reality here is the developer at the zoning meeting in The Patio, said they would...

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    The letter reads, ”As indicated in our telephone call, the developer has agreed to install signs prohibiting left turns at all access points for the development"

    Not sure what victory you're championing here.

    The simple reality here is the developer at the zoning meeting in The Patio, said they would install concrete barriers, known as “porkchops” to ensure that no one would make a left-hand turn out of the facility crossing against the flow of traffic.

    He could NOT have been more clear.

    The WPPNA is taking credit for a solution that doesn't even hold him accountable for something he promised.

    Alderman Sposato is quoted as saying "What can I do about this?” What you can do Alderman Sposato, is stand up for your constituents and look to protect pedestrians and say no to the zoning change without the “porkchops” that were promised.

    "When was the last time you saw somebody roll a stop sign in Chicago?” If you said the last time you took your car out, then you're being truthful.

    The suggestion that people will follow the signs when there's no enforcement in the way of police is the fools errand here.

    The WPPNA specifically touts themselves as follows, “The West Portage Park Neighbors Association is committed to promoting and maintaining a thriving, family oriented atmosphere in the Portage Park area.” Check out their Facebook page.

    Is the privilege of getting your $6 latte without having to get in and out of your car worth a traffic fatality? Is a drive-thru across from a busy park that endangers pedestrians, families, and children “promoting and maintaining a thriving, family oriented atmosphere in the Portage Park area?”

    I think this an organization that is hoping most people will fail to read the attachment here because if they did, its safe to say they would realize that the developer, Alderman, and the WPPNA all feel that a drive-thru and the business that it secures is more important than the neighborhood’s safety.

    That is shameful.

Apr 13

Updated Apr 15

Irving-Central Starbucks Plan Pits Neighborhood Groups Against Each Other

PORTAGE PARK — As a year-old proposal to build a Starbucks drive-thru at the intersection of Central Avenue and Irving Park Road approaches a crucial hurdle next week, a pair of neighborhood groups claiming to represent the area have staked out opposing positions on the plan.

But supporters have yet to win over Robert Quezada, the owner of Portage Grounds, 5501 W. Irving Park Road.

    Irving-Central Starbucks Plan Pits Neighborhood Groups Against Each Other
    PORTAGE PARK - As a year-old proposal to build a Starbucks drive-thru at the intersection of Central Avenue and Irving Park Road approaches a crucial hurdle next week, a pair of neighborhood groups claiming to represent the area have staked out opposing positions on the plan.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

  • Wow PPNA, now what? You say you didn't oppose a Starbucks so I guess all the discussion is over then. THANK YOU WPPNA.

  • PortageRules Love Portage Park!

    I have a weekly call list to the Alderman's office dating back to January about a light out behind my house and as far as I can tell....that light is still out. Besides cashing his fire pension and 6 figure alderman's salary, I really do not know what this dude does. His ward is like a latchkey kid with absent parents. We are on our own!!

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April 14, 2017 Update

Thursday, May 11. from 6:000-7:30 PM at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee

Pull out your best flannels for the grand opening of Thunderbolt Chicago, 4842 W. Irving Park Road.

...Prep Chicago website. The closest site for 45th Ward residents is at Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett. Their hours are...

Tue., Apr 18, 12 pm, Austin-Irving Library, 6100 W. Irving Park. Attend the monthlyPortage Park Chamber of Commerce networking meeting. Guest speakers and complimentary lunch buffet. Registration required: 773-777-2020. Free.

Wed., Apr 19,Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee. Meet neighbors and discuss ways to become involved in your community during the Portage Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting. The meeting will discuss the proposed development at Irving and Central. More info: online.Free. 

Wed., Apr 26, 7 pm, Portage Park Senior Center, 4100 N. Long.Learn what you can do about crime during the1624 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 16th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free. 

Thur., Apr 27, 7 pm, St. Bartholomew Church, Kreuger Hall, 4910 W. Addison. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1634 beat meeting. Find your beat at the16th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4521.Free.

Sat., Apr 29, 11 am, Biagio, 4242 N. Central. The St. Cornelius Ladies Guild is hosting their annual Spring Luncheon. Entertainment by Roxanne Anzelone. Sign up: call June at 773-267-1774.$40.

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Thursday, May 4, from 6:00-7:30 PM at St. John’s Episcopal, 3857 N. Kostner;

Saturday, May 6, from 11:00 AM-12:30 PM at the Jefferson Park Library Branch, 5363 W. Lawrence;

Monday, May 8, from 6:00-7:30 PM at Hitch Elementary School, 5625 N. McVicker;

Tuesday, May 9, from 6:00-7:30 PM at Eden United Church of Christ, 5051 W. Gunnison; and

I am pleased to announce that Zoning Committee Chairman Daniel Solis, at my request, plans to call the 5150 N. Northwest Hwy storage proposal before the committee in early May.

Indivisible IL-5 (5th Congressional District of Illinois) is hosting a Congressional Town Hall Meeting on Monday, April 17, from 6:15 PM to 8:15 PM at the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox.

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The winner of the raffle will receive 2 three-day VIP tickets to the Chicago concert on July 14-16 at Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph.

Wed., Apr 19, 3-4:30 pm, BACP City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, Room 805. Jonathan Simon of Horizon Payments LLC hosts a Lowering Credit Card Processing Costs for Your Business workshop. Register: via email or 312-744-2086. Free.

Thur., Apr 20, 12-2 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005. Learn about the nature and cost of long-term care, what Medicare covers...

Sat., Apr 22, 8:30 am-1 pm, Arturo Velasquez Institute, 2800 S. Western. CPS in partnership with the Arturuo Velasquez Institute invites you to attend the Spring DREAMer and Family Education Forum and Resource Fair. More info and register: online.Free. 

Sat., Apr 22, 9 am-12 pm, Dunham Park, 4638 N. Melvina. Spend your Earth Dayhelping beautify a local park. More info and sign up:online. Free.

Sat., Apr 22, 9 am-5 pm, Malcom X College, 1900 W. Jackson. Village Network is hosting a Chicago Housing Expo. This year’s theme is “Living Better at Home”. Learn more:online. Free.

Sat., Apr 22, 5-6:30 pm,Congregational Church of Jefferson Park, 5320 W. Giddings.Join neighbors and the congregation for aSpaghetti Dinner Social event. Doors open at 4. For seating reservations or special raffle ticket numbers call: 773-725-0121.Adult/$12; Children 6 & under/Free. 

Sun., Apr 23, 2 pm,Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding.The Irving Park Fine Arts Committee hosts its final 2016-2017 concert. Featuring the Carthage Faculty Trio. Reception to follow concert. More info: online.Free/Donations accepted. 

Tues., Apr 25, 10 am, Liberty Bank, 6210 N. Milwaukee. Liberty Bank will host aFinancial Abuse Among Seniorspresentation. RSVP by April 20 to Marsha: 773-489-4679. Free.

Thur., Apr 27, 7 pm, Rosedale Park, 6312 W. Rosedale.Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during theGladstone Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting.Free.

Sat., Apr 29, 8-10 am, Lido Banquets, 5504 N. Milwaukee. Alex Pirus, former NHL player for the Minnesota North Stars will be the guest speaker...

Sat., Apr 29, 9 am-12 pm, Byron & Lawndale, Gather with neighbors and help beautify your community during the Annual GIPNA Alley Clean-Up. Free.

Sat., Apr 29, 3-4 pm, City News Cafe, 4018 N. Cicero. Local and international poets Snezana Zabic and Larry O. Dean will join City News Cafe for a Poetry Reading and Book Signing. Tasha Fouts will also read and bring her own poems to share. More info: online. Cost of purchases. 

Fri., May 5, 12-2 pm, Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway. The 17th, 19th, 20th, and 24th police districts co-host a Seniors Cinco de Mayo party. All seniors invited.$2/person. 

Fri., May 5, 6:30 pm, Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence. The Jefferson Park Chamber of Commerce presents A Night at the Cabaret. There will be a raffle to help Hands to Help Ministries. Cocktails at 6:30 and a performance at 7:30. More info and tickets: online.$25/advance; $30/door. 

Sat., May 6, 12-4 pm, Independence Park Fieldhouse, 3945 N. Springfield. The Greater Independence Park Neighborhood Association (GIPNA) is hosting the 10th annualFine Craft Fair just in time for Mother’s Day.Email organizers if you’re interested in participating.Cost of Purchases. 

Fri., May 19, 3-7 pm, Belding School, 4257 N. Tripp. Belding Elementary hosts their annualInternational Festival to celebrate the diversity in their school and in our community. Special performances from the Jesse White Tumblers, Cambodian Roneat music, and more. More info:online. $10.

Thur., May 25, 9 am-2 pm, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, 820 S. Damen

    April 14, 2017 Update
    Dear Neighbor, With Easter this Sunday, I want to take the opportunity to wish everyone a joyous and relaxing holiday with their friends and family. In observance of the holiday, my office will be closed Saturday, April 15. We will re-open on Monday, April 17, at 9 AM.
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  • Permit issued for new construction

    ERECT NEW 3 STORY MASONRY BUILDING 15 DWELLING UNITS AS PER PLANS. PERMIT INCLUDES 6'-0" TALL WOOD FENCE AND 20'-0" X 6'-4" TRASH ENCLOSURE**CERTIFIED CORRECTIONS- - SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS & AUDIT **

    4111 N. Narragansett Ave. Issued April 13, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for new construction

    ERECT NEW 3 STORY MASONRY BUILDING 15 DWELLING UNITS AS PER PLANS. PERMIT ALSO INCLUDES A 6'-0" WOOD FENCE AND A 12'X12' TRASH ENCLOSURE**CERTIFIED CORRECTIONS- - SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS & AUDIT **

    4119 N. Narragansett Ave. Issued April 13, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    SELF- CERTIFICATION PERMIT: INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR RENOVATIONS TO AN EXISTING ONE STORY BUILDING FOR CONVENIENCE RETAIL STORE, AS PER ARCHITECT'S PLANS.

    4001 N. Laramie Ave. Issued April 13, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    INSTALLATION OF LOW VOLTAGE SECURITY SYSTEM. INTERIOR WORK ONLY. CUSTOMER# 202846637. JOB# 92461250.

    5906 W. Newport Ave. Issued April 13, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    MASONRY REPAIRS 250 SQ. FT.

    4046 N. Laporte Ave. Issued April 13, 2017 Comment
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