10 hours ago

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neighbors, without sparking to much debate I am curious your views on something. Lots of accusations by many about others having multiple names, then there are the opinions that are often strong and heated by folks who clearly want to remain hidden. These opinions as you know can be everything from neighborhood issues to business reviews. What's your thoughts on that issue? Should EB revamp and require neighbors to display who they are? Just general thoughts and I'm sincerely curious what you all think on the subject

  • here are my thoughts, i do not have multiple accounts, people know who i am online by now since i have been on every block long enough. i am a real person and have real issues like anyone else.

    the thing is by using an screen name it gives me...

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    here are my thoughts, i do not have multiple accounts, people know who i am online by now since i have been on every block long enough. i am a real person and have real issues like anyone else.

    the thing is by using an screen name it gives me the ability to be my real self, i can say what i feel or think without anyone passing judgment.

    by using a real name I feel you limit yourself to what you want to say because your name is attached to it. you can't say something that may come back to you at work or on social media. you worry more about the perception of yourself than yourself.

    i keep to myself, i am somewhat of a private person. i know my neighbors and am a good neighbor. people that i have met in real life from every block know my real name.

    i have learned one thing in life, there is one person you can trust and that is yourself, because you are the only one guaranteed to be with yourself the rest of your life.

  • NewToRp Native New York...new to RP.

    I deactivated my account on NextDoor when I realized it displayed where you live. That's invasion of privacy. There are weirdos, stalkers and rapists out there! For women especially, I think extra protection and precautionary methods are needed.

    Outside of that, I'm fine with people knowing who I am (just not my place of residence).

4 hours ago

28 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Meet with Alderman Bob Fioretti

Alderman Bob Fioretti is meeting with neighbors across Chicago.

If you would be interested in hosting a meeting with your neighbors and Alderman Bob Fioretti, send an email to dan.kleinman@me.com.

19 hours ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Milwaukee Construction Updates

Has anyone heard about any updates to the Construction on Milwaukee Ave? Completion dates, etc.

  • JJ Old Irving Park

    I can't wait until this is done! No more missed trains at Grayland trying to figure out which detour I have to take today

  • The fence they have across from Grayland stop and the tore up street and sidewalk across from the bar looks like that will be that way for a while. I know they have been working on the other side of the bridge.

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22 hours ago

Seeking Affordable Studio or 1B Apt on NW Side

An 18 year old female is seeking suitable housing on the NW side. Studio or 1B would be ideal as would renting a room with a private bathroom in a house . Maybe you have a finished basement that is no longer used much? Or a small attic apartment? She can pay around $500 per month. She plans to attend college locally after finishing high school. She is a quiet, respectful young lady who speaks English & Polish. Please PM me if you have any leads. Thank you.

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Apr 17

Updated 2 days ago

slowest development ever

has anyone heard anythng about the thai center that is suppose to go in the old 17th district police station? they were suppose to open more then 2 years ago. A couple of months ago they put up a sign that said coming soon but someone took the sign down

Arun Sampanthavivat was suppose to be opening a thai restaurant there and community center.

  • The sign wasn't taken down, it blew off when we had high winds.

  • Susan 3800 block N Ridgeway educator

    This is a question for Marge Laurino. She was on a WBEZ show w Arun quite a while back talking about the help and support she'd given him to do this project. She should be asked how much of our tax dollars have been spent on this.

  • LauriNO is of no help. Never do I get a straight answer from her or her office. I just thought if someone heard anything they would share

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Lost dog

I lost my dog, please let me know if you found him, my son won't stop crying. Breed Bichon/Schnoodle, color white, short, medium hair. My contact number is (773) 879-6083.

  • I thought my neighbor's dog got out yesterday (he has a hole in his fence and two dogs) but could have been yours running around the neighborhood. Looks just like yours anyway. Corner of W. Berteau and N. Lawndale Ave. My husband tried to call him over but he ran.

  • I'm sure it was him. He was found on Waveland and Kilpatrick.

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Found dog - Male Chihuahua

Does anyone know this dog? I found him
near Elston and Lawrence at noon on 4/18/14. He has no microchip and no one has called local shelter/animal hospitals looking for him. Please share if you can. He's really sweet and I really hope to be able to reconnect him with his human companion. Thanks!

  • The neighbors found a Chihuahua just north of there several years ago and no one ever came looking for her. They even went door to door trying to find her owner. The neighbors ended up keeping her.

    FYI in the future I would advise not posting a photo of a found dog. It is too easy then for someone who is unscrupulous to try and claim a dog that isn't theirs.

  • Ev

    I understand your concern with posting a picture, but posting a picture was the only way I found my girl! Someone I knew saw her picture and got a hold of me. My girl was over 26 miles away. I would of never thought she would of made it that...

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    I understand your concern with posting a picture, but posting a picture was the only way I found my girl! Someone I knew saw her picture and got a hold of me. My girl was over 26 miles away. I would of never thought she would of made it that far. She even had on a different collar then the one she went missing with . The true family would have vet records, rabies tag verification (you can call the vet to verify),many pictures of their pup with the family, etc. Even without a picture some will try to claim a pup that isn't theirs. Thank you for keeping this boy safe while trying to find his family. He could very well be from out of the area and hopefully someone will know who his family is,.

  • I understand the photo concern as well. I would definitely ask someone to verify with photos/ vet records to make sure. I hope we are able to find his family soon.

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5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Going rate for house/dog sitter?

I'd like to have someone house/dog sit for us for a week. The dog is super low maintenance - she just needs to be fed once a day and let out a couple of times during the day (into the back yard). The person would also need to sleep at our house . I am thinking of asking a friend to do it, but I want to know what the fair compensation for such a request might be?

  • pattymelt is mostly in charge

    I know someone who does this for a living, she charged me $50 a night, my dog is very hard to walk and I knew she would be able to handle him. It was kind of last minute that I needed her and I can't remember if she gave me a discount because we are acquainted.

  • If you were going with a friend I would say 30 per night and 15 per each additional visit that they let the dog out separate from spending the night. By the description and it being a friend $200 would seem far to me. I pay a neighbor-girl the same price it would cost us to board our dog.... the peace of mind he's at home and I know the funds are going to a friend.

  • efs6220 business manager

    I think 250.00 for a week would be fair. Just make sure they are compatible and compassionate with your dog. If not your dog will be very unhappy!

3 days ago

Stolen item from garage

I had my CD case with about 80 CDs stolen from my car when it was parked in my garage on the 4100 block of N Tripp. It's very strange because nothing else was taken or disturbed. It looks like they got in from the door leading into the garage from my backyard. If anyone hears of anything similar or finds a large black CD case, please let me know.

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Mar 27

Updated 4 days ago

In need of vet recommendation

Really need your assistance neighbors, anyone have any good recommendations for vets? In our area or burbs, just need the best vet. Closer obviously better but willing to travel any distance. Let me know and thank you in advance

  • Risers has been the best for me over the last 4 years- prior to that had bad experiences at Abel, TLC and Touhy animal Hosp in Parkridge. Risers has lots of consistently good and conservative vets - they are not quick to jump to meds or tests not needed. I...

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    Risers has been the best for me over the last 4 years- prior to that had bad experiences at Abel, TLC and Touhy animal Hosp in Parkridge. Risers has lots of consistently good and conservative vets - they are not quick to jump to meds or tests not needed. I work as a physician assistant and although I am no vet I have a good understanding and can figure out pretty easy when a vet is being a bit aggressive with tests/meds ect. I also did not like the roaming dog at TLC. It's one thing to have a loose pet in a vets office,....it's another thing when that pet invades your space and makes you uncomfortable when you are trying to comfort your sick pet.

  • Mayfair animal clinic is amazing, all the vets, all the staff A+++++++++++++++. The price is reasonable too!

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Please Take this Survey! • Your Nominations Wanted for the BEST OF THE 45th WARD

Your Nominations Wanted for the BEST OF THE 45th WARD • Please Take this Survey!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JSMNXK9

• Best Bar

• Best Restaurant

• Best Retail

• Best Neighbor (Individual)

• Best Neighbor (Business)

• Best Community Organization or Non-Profit

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JSMNXK9

  • Wicked Fast BMW Average Chicagoan who loves her city

    I wish we could participate but alas we are in the 39th ward and we don't have anything like this. We have an alderman who doesn't really care to interact with us and of course if far too important to be on any social media site where her voters might actually hear something from her and be able to give input. Would it be easier to elect another alderman or to get redistricted into the 45th?

  • kenji Find us here --> http://reddit.com/r/greatNWside

    I'm pretty sure you too can nominate things at the survey monkey website. Of course you're voting on 45th Ward stuff but still.

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Apr 16

Updated 5 days ago

Christmas is over!

Seriously people-- please take down your holiday decorations! Deflated Santas... sagging snowmen... plastic candy canes... and OH the lights! There's even a house in my neighborhood with a Halloween banner still up.

Don't put it up unless you plan on taking it down in a timely manner. Do you need my help? You might get it--want it or not. 4700 blocks of Berenice and Grace-- I'm especially talking about YOU!

  • My elderly aunt left her tree up year-round because she made the ornaments for it by hand and it made her happy. Now that she's gone, it's something that makes me chuckle in amusement when I think about her. It was her only eccentricity.

    Unless there's an HOA rule that's being broken, I think you're probably stuck with seeing the Christmas decorations until next Christmas.

  • That's a cute story, Nick-G. I suppose we all have our eccentricities to a certain degree. I imagine I would leave my Halloween decorations up year-round inside my home if I thought I could get away with doing so.

    Leaving decorations outside after a reasonable period is just being lazy.

    Six Corners Sam, perhaps an anonymous letter or flier can be sent to the offending parties announcing the change of seasons and the end of certain holiday times.

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Apr 16

Updated 6 days ago

I heard a rumor

I heard a rumor that they are putting a Target in the old bank of america building across from Sears at 6 corners was wondering if anyone else heard this rumor or if its true

  • Me

    that would be a horrible place for a target

  • That would have to the smallest Target anywhere.

  • I thought it was small to but was told it is going to be multi floored

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Apr 14

Updated Apr 14

New Restaurant at Six Corners

Went to this new restaurant at Six Corners (on Cicero south of Irving Park) this morning and the breakfast was delicious and prices very reasonable. They're open everyday, 7am-3pm.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/shilas-chicago?hrid=r5WmkaqSJdtcGRZu8E2BWQ

  • Portage Porker 23 Year Portage Park Resident

    Some of us had an impromptu lunch gathering there a few weeks ago. We all enjoyed our food and the great service by the owner and his son. Hope everyone gives it a try.

Apr 11

Updated Apr 13

Handyman recommendation

I am hoping to get a solid recommendation on a handyman. Would prefer to give my money to someone local, small and dependable. Any suggestions?

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    Contact Howard at aikrandr@yahoo.com, 312-952-5953, http://www.yelp.com/biz/aik-restoration-and-repair-chicago

  • Mr&Mrs JP Jeff Park Home & Rental Property Owners

    If you are looking to keep your money in the community then there is no better local guy than Steve Mancini from Jefferson Park! He is a very hard/smart working, honest and dependable single father who works for himself cleaning / repairing gutters, carpentry, paints and drywall/tapes, etc. I only...

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    If you are looking to keep your money in the community then there is no better local guy than Steve Mancini from Jefferson Park! He is a very hard/smart working, honest and dependable single father who works for himself cleaning / repairing gutters, carpentry, paints and drywall/tapes, etc. I only wish that we would have found him 10 years ago! His rates are very fair and his work ethic is excellent! You can reach Steve at the1gutterguy@gmail.com and also at 773.507.4415. He is also on FB @ Best Price Gutter Clean. If you hire Steve - you will thank me!

  • Miles Baltrusaitis Downtown Commuter

    I really like Gary's Handyman Service at http://800gary.com. Also in the 'hood around Kilbourn. 847.800.4279 (that's 800-GARY). Pretty neat, right?

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Apr 12

Water main break

Was just curious, how many people have had water main breaks near them in the last year? I'd say within 2 or 3 blocks? If so then where? And how about people who took in water to the basements?

Apr 12

Old Irving Upcoming Events

Pancake Breakfast (all you can eat)
Sunday, April 13th, 8am-12pm
St. Viator gym
3644 N. Kedvale Ave.
$6 Adults, $4 Senior (65 & over), $4 kids

Leave the cooking to...
Legno
4250 N, Central Ave.
773-736-2854
Monday, April 28
(Lunch, Dinner or Carryout)
Carryout 10am-12:30am
Restaurant hours 4pm-10pm
Legno offer a wide selection of Italian favorites plus wood burning pizza. Kids meals include a drink & scoop of ice cream!! Free parking lot across the street!
**Flyer must be presented...

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Pancake Breakfast (all you can eat)
Sunday, April 13th, 8am-12pm
St. Viator gym
3644 N. Kedvale Ave.
$6 Adults, $4 Senior (65 & over), $4 kids

Leave the cooking to...
Legno
4250 N, Central Ave.
773-736-2854
Monday, April 28
(Lunch, Dinner or Carryout)
Carryout 10am-12:30am
Restaurant hours 4pm-10pm
Legno offer a wide selection of Italian favorites plus wood burning pizza. Kids meals include a drink & scoop of ice cream!! Free parking lot across the street!
**Flyer must be presented for St. Viator to receive credit**
http://www.stviatorchicago.org/storage/DD%20Legno.pdf


Cinco de Mayo dinner dance
Saturday, May 3, 6pm-11pm
St. Viator gym
3644 N. Kedvale Ave.
$20 Adults, $10 Children (5-12)
Cash bar
Music, food, dancing & fun
For more information, contact Maria Brizuela mdrbrizuela@sbcglobal.net

GIPNA Fine Craft Fair
Sunday, May 4, 12pm-4pm
The Abbey Pub
3420 W. Grace St.

Visit www.independenceparkchicago.com to signup!
Email questions to info@independenceparkchicago.com

Independence Park Yard Sale
Saturday, May 17, 9am-3pm
Independence Park (outdoor)
3945 N. Springfield
10x10 space is $20.
Bring your own table or rent ours for $10 each
Rain or Shine!
The Salvation Army trucks will arrive at the end of the sale to take any unwanted items!
Visit www.independenceparkchicago.com to signup!
Email questions to info@independenceparkchicago.com

Apr 11

Updated Apr 12

Chicago summer 2014: Calendar of festivals and events

Irish American Heritage Festival: July 11-13, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox

This article has 30 other Chicago locations (Show)

Cinco de Mayo Festival, May 2-4, 26th Street & Kostner (Little Village)

Mayfest and Polish Fest, May 3-4, Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence Ave.

Mayfest, May 16-18, Lakeview, Ashland and Barry

Festival del Taco, (NEW), May 30 - June 1, Little Village, 2600 S. Kostner (at 26th St.)

Randolph Street Market Festival, May 24, 25, 1350 block W. Randolph and 1340 W. Washington Street between Ada and Ogden

6 Corners BBQ Fest, June 14-15, 4000 N. Milwaukee Ave. (at Irving Park Rd./Cicero Ave. to Belle Plaine)

L.A.T.E. Ride, June 21, overnight ride starts at Buckingham Fountain (500 S Columbus Dr)

Gold Coast Art Festival, June 21, 22, Grant Park’s Butler Field at the corner of Monroe and Lake Shore Drive

Pride Fest, June 21, 22, Halsted and Waveland

World’s Largest Block Party, June 27,28, Old St. Patrick’s Church, 700 W. Adams

Chinatown Dragon Boat Races, June 28, Ping Tom Memorial Park, 300 E 18th Street

Chicago Summerfest (formerly Chicago Country Fest), June 28, 29, Clark Street and Armitage

Summer on Southport, July 12, 13, Southport and Waveland

Windy City RibFest: July 4-6, Uptown, Lawrence and Broadway

Taste of Lakeview, July 5, 6, Lincoln at Belmont

Roscoe Village Burger Fest, July 12,13, Belmont and Damen

Taste of River North: July 18-20, River North, Kingsbury and Erie Street

Sheffield Garden Walk & Festival: July 19,-20, Lincoln Park, Sheffield and Webster

North Dearborn Street Garden Walk, July 20, starts Latin School, 45 W. North

Wicker Park Fest, July 26 – 27, Milwaukee and North

Edge Fest: August 2, 3, Edgewater, 5900 N. Broadway at Thorndale Ave.

Wrigleyville Summerfest, August 2, 3, School Street and Seminary Avenue

Taste of Latin America, August 2 – 3, 3600 to 3828 W Armitage

Northalsted Market Days, August 9, 10, Halsted Street and Belmont Avenue

Retro on Roscoe, August 9, 10, Damen Avenue and Roscoe Street

Albany Park World Fest (New) August 16 – 17, Lawrence & Kimball

Taste of Greektown, August 23 – 24, 400 S. Halsted St. at Van Buren

Chicago New Orleans Fest (NEW) August 23 – 24, Sheffield and Wellington

Crush in Old Town (previously Wells Street Fall Festival), September 13 - 14, Wells and North

Oktoberfest Chicago, September 26-28, Southport and Lincoln Avenue (a complete list  of Oktoberfest happenings will appear in a separate post in early September).

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Mar 26

Updated Apr 12

Got a Basement to rent?

Looking to rent a Basement or basement apartment that is absolutely clean and dry and ideally with high ceilings and that is absolutely private and secure. I am a realtor with a home staging business on the side, dedicated to helping my seller clients, and I need an affordable space to store my inventory ( some furniture and home accessories and artwork) I would ideally be able to hang artwork on walls. I'd be a great tenant.

  • Jen Baron JBaron

    Aidan33- I am just looking for storage as my original post says, I have a home staging business and I need to store my staging inventory only. Ideal is a secure, private basement. $600 sounds reasonable, but I'm looking for something more affordable . Thanks for your post.

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    Adrian - would we able to bring in pallets?

Apr 11

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