Sep 09

Updated 37 min ago

Proposed Centrum development, Irving Park/Keeler/Avondale

Missed last night's meeting? Here's what Centrum proposes for Irving/Keeler parcel. Two story commercial bldg fronting Irving, tapering down to 1 story along Keeler & Avondale. Parking lot separates 18 residential units on south end, in 3 bldgs. Six 2 bdrm units, duplexed into basement. Twelve 1 bdrm units, 1850 sq. ft. All rentals.

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  • OldIrving Anna on a quest for craft brewed "zimne piwo"

    Always many "interesting" viewpoints posted here. The mark of a civilized society is agreeing to disagree, respectfully. Having personally flyered most of Old Irving in the last 20 years, from Montrose/Elston/Pulaski to Addison/Milwaukee, can attest to its diversity in people and housing stock. That's what makes us a real & vibrant Chicago neighborhood. The Centrum proposal will be vetted by many city departments as part of its application process. As it stands, it appears to be a good fit for that site, with a few tweaks.

  • Kathleen Boyle Your dog's best friend! (Taking real estate break)

    Agreed, OIAnna! Love the diversity!

52 min ago

Shiraleah Fall Sample Sale

Fri, Oct 24, 2014 8:30am-4:00pm

We just moved our Home Decor and Fashion Accessories company, Shiraleah, to your neighborhood and wanted to spread the word about the awesome Sample Sale we host twice a year featuring products up to 75% off!

Come visit us and check out falls most wanted styles! Tableware, serveware, throws, handbags, scarves, and more! Perfect timing for Holiday shopping!

58 min ago

Shiraleah Fall Sample Sale

Thu, Oct 23, 2014 8:30am-4:00pm

We just moved our Home Decor and Fashion Accessories company, Shiraleah, to your neighborhood and wanted to spread the word about the awesome Sample Sale we host twice a year featuring products up to 75% off!

Come visit us and check out falls most wanted styles! Tableware, serveware, throws, handbags, scarves, and more! Perfect timing for Holiday shopping!

3 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Smart Phone Compatability

I am tired of paying the high monthly rate charged by Verizon and am considering changing to another provider. However, I have an Apple5 and am not sure if it will work with other cell phone providers. Does anyone have any experience with this situation?

  • C Ped Oriole Park homeowner

    Phones don't usually transfer in my experience

6 days ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Emergency ComEd work to take place today on Irving Park for 36 Hours

1 East bound lane of traffic will be closed from Pulaski to Elston. Crews will start work this afternoon and continue through the night and all day tomorrow. Please plan accordingly.

  • Wicked Fast BMW Average Chicagoan who loves her city

    Thanks for Letting us know. The 45 ward alderman alerting the 39th ward of whats going on. Pity our own alderman isn't that on the ball. :(

  • Com Ed is still working and 36 hours have passed, any news on when they will be done?

25 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Sears won't survive past 2016?

Here is an excerpt from yesterday's article in Crain's Chicago

Fitch Ratings today downgraded Sears Holdings Corp.'s credit rating to CC from CCC, a move driven by the retailer's continuing decline in profitability and the rate at which it's burning through cash. The agency warned that Sears may not have enough funding to support operations beyond 2016.

If Sears goes down, what will happen to Six Corners? I don't love the big ugly building and rarely shop at Sears, but it'll be exponentially worse if the store closes.

  • joanie Resident of Jefferson Park

    What's unique about Sears is their Craftsman brand of tools and guarantees. I've had great service from the Kenmore appliances that I've purchased. I like the "Land's End" clothing line for plus size and tall women. The rest of their clothing not so much. I would miss Sears if they closed. I shop at the Target next to O'Hare. I probably wouldn't shop at one located in Six Corners.

  • @joanie,

    most craftsman tools used to be made in the usa, now most are made overseas. the lifetime warranty is not a big selling point as places like harbor freight and lowes offer similar warranties on their hand tool brands. actually more tool brands offer a warranty, but must be...

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    @joanie,

    most craftsman tools used to be made in the usa, now most are made overseas. the lifetime warranty is not a big selling point as places like harbor freight and lowes offer similar warranties on their hand tool brands. actually more tool brands offer a warranty, but must be sent in.

    in the old days I would break a socket go to sears and get another one right away. the last two times I went they were out of stock. I think one socket was a 13mm and the other a 1/2 to 3/8 adaptor. they had to order it online to take care of the warranty and it was shipped to me, but I needed the tools to finish the project. the 13mm I borrowed from a neighbor and the adaptor I got at harbor freight. my neighbor had a 1/2 socket break, same thing happened we walked over there, they did not have it and ordered it online and mailed it to him.

    I do like Kenmore and have a dishwasher that washes good, but the panel started coming apart after the warranty, you can't just buy the stick on panel part, it is the whole assembly for about $150, it will just have to look the way it does til it dies.
    Kenmore is not what it used to be thou.

    I used to shop for clothing at sears, but not so much anymore. I got some great long sleeve shirts last winter that was on clearance and used my shop your way points.

    sometimes they will have a sale plus a % off for ordering online that you can pick up in store and use your rewards points. I ended up getting a craftsman pole saw for like $14.

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Updated 20 hours ago

sicko in the 'hood

Monday (9/15) morning bloody mess on lawn - pigeon wings torn off, tossed on grass at 4444 W Lawrence. Happened between 9-ish and noon, so probably not kids.

20 hours ago

Meeting!

The meeting I attended yesterday was great, it gave me the opportunity to talk to people in the Ward,and for me that's the best part of running, I get to listen to their idea's and concerns it is truly a learning experience.

26 hours ago

Healing our Community

If you are interested in being a part of a team to reach out to persons returning from incarceration or at risk of incarceration, their families and the larger community -- please let me know. We are putting together a team to be a "Station of Hope" for those impacted by the criminal justice system. A training event to help us is available on Saturday, September 27 from 10:00 am-3:30 pm in Maywood. In your response, please tell me 1....

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If you are interested in being a part of a team to reach out to persons returning from incarceration or at risk of incarceration, their families and the larger community -- please let me know. We are putting together a team to be a "Station of Hope" for those impacted by the criminal justice system. A training event to help us is available on Saturday, September 27 from 10:00 am-3:30 pm in Maywood. In your response, please tell me 1. if you would like to be a part of this team 2. how best to reach you 3. if you are available to go to the training on September 27. We will leave from Irving Park United Methodist Church, 3801 N Keeler Ave (corner of Keeler and Grace) at 9:00 am on Saturday, September 27.

All interested persons are invited to be a part of this community initiative.

4 days ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Speed Cameras

I have been thinking about the issue of speed cameras, I think it's fair to say their only true purpose is to make money for the city, it's just another tax, I would prefer a Cop with a radar, A speed camera can't pullover a motorist, a Cop can, a speed camera can't search a car for weapons or drugs, a Cop can, A speed camera won't deter a criminal driving past it at 2AM in the morning a Cop can, a speed camera can't react to a crime in progress a Cop can, unfortunately our the political leadership in this city Knows the "cost of everything and the value of nothing" just a little Carmen sense!

  • per city of Chicago website:

    The fine is $35.00 for a speeding violation six or more miles over the applicable speed limit, but less than 11 miles over such speed limit. The fine is $100.00 if the recorded speed limit is 11 or more miles over the applicable speed limit.

    http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/cdot/supp_info/children_s_safetyzoneporgramautomaticspeedenforcement/automated_speed_enforcementfrequentlyaskedquestions.html

  • Kapel Local Resident

    I didn't contest the speed camera ticket I got because it was only a warning ticket. But I just checked the video again and it is indeed for only 2mph over the limit and it says that next time it will cost $35 and go on record as a moving...

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    I didn't contest the speed camera ticket I got because it was only a warning ticket. But I just checked the video again and it is indeed for only 2mph over the limit and it says that next time it will cost $35 and go on record as a moving violation. And so since it's very easy to coast a little faster without touching the gas pedal I prefer to stay 5mph under the limit in speed camera areas. I'm not worried as much about the $35 as the moving violation which creates issues with insurance companies.

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4 days ago

Updated 43 hours ago

Peoples Gas work (photo)

Does any one have ANY idea when Peoples Gas will be wrapping things up? I've had a HUGE 5 ft deep hole in front of my house for about two months now! It's covered with broken, wet plywood (see photo). I'm just hoping no one gets hurt and that they can move on so our neighborhood can get back to normal. Kids at the nearby childcare center go on daily walks past this eyesore. 4700 block of Berenice

  • Chicago Carol retired

    When the gas company came to our house, it was explained that the new meters were needed because the pressure in the pipes was going to be changed. When does that happen? If the new lines are in, I'm referring to the ones on Major that took forever, then what's going to happen all winter with the higher pressure and no new meter?

  • Mary on Patterson Mary's Beat 1633

    By reading all the comments about the work by Peoples Gas, I DREAD the thought of the work when it begins on my block. Broken pipes, sewage, open holes, etc.etc. I had flood control put in two years ago and am now worried about that being messed with. I didn't spend thousands of dollars on the system to have it ruined by careless workers. Will the work continue through the winter?

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2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Meeting!

Hello every one, I will be attending a meeting on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, 7:30pm at the People's Gas Building 4839 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL the group that's conducting the meeting is The Portage Park Neighborhood Association, it’s a very good Organization, I will be introducing myself at the end of the meeting I hope you can attend, thank you Carmen Hernandez.

  • Hector Anaya Neighbor

    Hi. I want to go into politics myself and would like to get my feet wet. I would like to be able to help during the campaign. I couldn't find contact information like an email online so I went through EB. Let me know.

Sep 09

Updated 3 days ago

Schurz Field Renovations to Close Waveland Ave

Schurz proposal quote: " This street is viewed by local residents as an unnecessary road that allows unwanted access to residential streets. The 45th Ward Alderman has committed to champion the removal of this street for this project. A full size soccer arena is viewed by the school administration as the most valuable resource of the proposed athletic field."

Ok local residents [who were never asked in the first place,] do you think Waveland is an unnecessary road that allows...

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Schurz proposal quote: " This street is viewed by local residents as an unnecessary road that allows unwanted access to residential streets. The 45th Ward Alderman has committed to champion the removal of this street for this project. A full size soccer arena is viewed by the school administration as the most valuable resource of the proposed athletic field."

Ok local residents [who were never asked in the first place,] do you think Waveland is an unnecessary road that allows unwanted access to residential streets? Seems to me to be one of OUR main access points since all roads lead north from here!

"$1.2 million capital campaign to construct an Athletic Field / arena" - an ARENA, no less, with no resident input?

So let's get this straight: close a street, take down approx 10 trees, build a bus turn-around on a residential corner, extend the field into a soccer/football field with a baseball diamond at the other end, a sports "arena" with no parking, rent it out for nights and weekend with no toilet facilities, no bleachers or seating?

And the Champion Alderman Arena thought it best NOT to mention this to the residents?

  • @Paul, you may be missing a fundamental concern. Absent full disclosure and community involvement the field may be developed with a primary goal of use & income for private soccer leagues and a perhaps token rental to the CPS--which may or may not cover maintenance of the field and the...

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    @Paul, you may be missing a fundamental concern. Absent full disclosure and community involvement the field may be developed with a primary goal of use & income for private soccer leagues and a perhaps token rental to the CPS--which may or may not cover maintenance of the field and the surrounding community area. Using the Wright College field (@Austin and Roscoe) as an example, few locals walk to practices and games. Most arrive by car. The field is locked behind high fences when the private leagues are not playing. I've seen admissions being collected.

    Street parking: The west side of Milwaukee there is about to become more than 40 apartments/condos. Aganin at the Wright College field...there is a small parking lot. For bigger drawing games and tourneys parking spills onto the residential side streets. People sort of tail gate sometimes with the trash and noise results expected.

  • Kristine Cloud 30 year resident of North Center

    Good point, Botkin - but I thought it would be a nice way to open a dialogue with Mr. Tucker. His pat response is typical, however. I'm just sharing my 31 year experience of attending these meetings, and their usual outcome. No sense in not trying anyway, right? If there's a meeting, we'll be there.

3 days ago

The Process!

Good Morning The process of running for Alderman is a lot of work as it should be, the people that I have been meeting have been so kind, it’s been a wonderful opportunity to listen and more importantly to learn want people want from their public officials. They’ve been telling that they feel like they have no voice in the way city government is conducted. Because of my background I have very good connection with working people, because I’m in the Military, I have a certain connection with the Veterans, because of my large family I understand the teachers and their concerns, and as the father two Chicago Police Officers, I understand what they facing on a daily basis.

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4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Speed cameras

I have been thinking about the issue speed cameras, I think it's fair to say their only true purpose is to make money for the city, it's just another tax, I would prefer a Cop a with radar, A speed camera can't pullover a motorist, a Cop can, a speed camera can't search a car for weapons or drugs, a Cop can, A speed camera won't deter a criminal driving past it at 2AM in the morning a Cop can, a speed camera can't react to a crime in progress a Cop can, unfortunately our the political leadership in this city Knows the "cost of everything and the value of nothing" just a little Carmen sense!

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    I wish you were running in the 50th!

  • Thank you!

  • I am not a fan of the speed camera's. I agree with you that they are all about increasing revenue. I also like the idea of an increased police officers in the neighborhood. My questions to you is if you got rid of the cameras and increased police presence how...

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    I am not a fan of the speed camera's. I agree with you that they are all about increasing revenue. I also like the idea of an increased police officers in the neighborhood. My questions to you is if you got rid of the cameras and increased police presence how would you propose to pay for the additional cost of the officers when you are losing a revenue source? How would you control cost in order to balance the budget? I think Chicago is endanger of driving people, businesses and tourist from our city due to over taxing and too many fees. Don't get me started on the parking meter debacle..

3 days ago

Are You a Tech Savvy Girl, Grade 6th-9th?

A couple of weeks ago, I shared with you K-12 Science, Tech, Math and Fun with USFirst.org via a post at http://chicago.everyblock.com/family/aug30-k-12-science-tech-and-math-team-fun-6353855/. We are pursuing this opportunity with much excitement.

Today,we came across an upcoming opportunity for 6th-9th grade girls & their parent(s)/supporter(s) at IIT. For details, click here at http://www.dg58.org/cms/lib02/IL01001925/Centricity/Domain/61/Tech%20Savvy%20Girls.pdf . We hope that some families can take advantage of this inexpensive ($5pp), educational and informative workshop about STEM learning, career and college financing. Registration is at http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/stem-education/tech-savvy/, just scroll down to the state of Illinois and click the corresponding "Register today!"

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Peoples Gas work

Does any one have ANY idea when Peoples Gas will be wrapping things up? I've had a HUGE 5 ft deep hole in front of my house for about two months now! It's covered with broken, wet plywood. I'm just hoping no one gets hurt and that they can move on so our neighborhood can get back to normal. 4700 block of Berenice

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Rescheduled paper shredding event???

Has anyone heard if the cancelled paper shredding event several weeks ago at Independence Park has been rescheduled? We were told it would be but I have not heard anything.

  • Loulu Me

    From Alderman Arena's website...

    If you need to have documents shredded, stop by the Independence Park Farmer’s Market between 9 am and 1 pm on Sunday, Sept. 14. The vendor who failed to come out at our scheduled shredding in August, Midwest Moving and Storage, has promised us that they...

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    From Alderman Arena's website...

    If you need to have documents shredded, stop by the Independence Park Farmer’s Market between 9 am and 1 pm on Sunday, Sept. 14. The vendor who failed to come out at our scheduled shredding in August, Midwest Moving and Storage, has promised us that they will not let us down again.

    OR IF YOU CAN'T MAKE THAT DAY...from Arena's 45th ward org. e-mail

    Being Green on the Northwest Side
    St. Tarcissus is hosting its 5th annual Recycling Day and Green Expo from 9 am to 3 pm Saturday, Sept. 27. During the expo, crews will be collecting old computers, monitors, TVs, telephones, radios, DVD players, and scrap metals in the parking lot behind the church. 5800 N. Moody. No kitchen appliances accepted.

    There will also be free document shredding between 9 am and noon only.

    Inside the St. Tarcissus School Auditorium, 6040 W. Ardmore, residents can peruse the Green Expo. Learn about green household cleaning tips, backyard chicken raising and composting. There will also be rain barrel and vendor raffles, a free book swap, games for kids, and a place is dispose of unused and expired medication.

    I hope you'll be able to make and learn how to be more kind to our environment.

    If you need to have documents shredded, you can also stop by the Independence Park Farmer's Market between 9 am and 1 pm on Sunday, Sept. 14. The vendor who failed to come out at our scheduled shredding in August, Midwest Moving and Storage, has promised us that they will not let us down again.

    I hope to see you at both events.

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR RENOVATION OF AN EXISTING WAREHOUSE SPACE FOR NEW AUDIO PRODUCTION OFFICES AND PARKING LOCATED AT 4265 N KNOX AVENUE. *** CERTIFIED CORRECTIONS PROJECT ***

    4265 N. Knox Ave. Issued September 11, 2014 Comment

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6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Just Say No

Hello neighbors. There is much conversation about the potential for a new field at Schurz HS that would significantly disturb the neighborhood. The organization that is spearheading this is called Urban School Foundation. Mr. Bob Tucker Sr. is the head of the group. Below is his email. Please start filling Mr. Tucker's email with messages that while his goal of a field might be well intended Schurz and Old Iriving is not the place to build the field.

info@urbanschoolfoundation.org

5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Gorgeous 2BR Irving Park Condo for Rent. Heat included and pets OK.

We are renting our gorgeous condo effective 10/1. It has been our happy home for 7 years and we love the neighborhood so much we are moving literally 2 blocks away. Ideal for single, couple or small family. Pets permitted. Heat included. Fantastic location within short walking distance to Blue Line, Metra and adjacent to 90/94. Commuter's dream!

http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/apa/4653079312.html

Please share with anyone who would be interested!

Sep 04

Updated 5 days ago

Do we really need 50 Alderman?

Well what do you think? personally I think we can manage with about 25, It's time for City Government to join the real world! We pump our own gas, bag our own groceries, and if we have to keep 50 Alderman let's make it a part-time position that way maybe they'll have to get a real job!

  • ok, so from what I am reading the alderman get a staffing budget and they have to work within that budget. you have one chief of staff, then 3 staff members is the average.

  • Phil Huckelberry Green Party 38th Ward Committeeman

    Don, thank you for the heartiest laugh I've had in weeks.

    Rest assured, even if there were only 4 wards, I'd still be stuck as one of the committeemen, since I'm the only person in the party who actually knows what the Central Committee is supposed to do.

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Edgebrook Seeking Artists and Storefronts to support Chicago Artists month in October

Chicago Artists Month (CAM) is a month-long festival that showcases the creativity in every Chicago neighborhood during the month of October.

During the month of October, artists will be displaying artwork in Edgebrook restaurants and storefronts for the community to view. Any interested artists or business owners, please email art@localgoodschicago.com for more information.

Edgebrook will also be kicking off Chicago Artists Month with the following activities:

- Thursday, October 2nd, 5:30pm: Artisan Launch Party at Local Goods Chicago: https://www.facebook.com/events/336962449808302/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

- Saturday, October 4th, 7:30pm: Art of Comedy at North Branch Arts: http://www.northbrancharts.com/the-art-of-comedy-2014.html

  • Jac Charlier AKA Citizen Jac Finding Solutions to Shared Community Challenges

    Thanks Laura for bringing this to Edgebrook. I'll be there. Local Goods is a great place.

6 days ago

Updated 6 days ago

Update on Schurz Field - Plan to be there Neighbors

I will post in 3 pieces, one here and two in following comments.
Ald. Arena will hold a community meeting in early October to discuss a proposed new field at Schurz H.S. which would require vacating Waveland Ave. from Milwaukee to Lowell.

STATEMENT FROM ALDERMAN ARENA ON PROPOSED SCHURZ HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC FIELD

As we continue to support efforts in revitalizing the northwest side of Chicago, we must also ensure these efforts have significant community and neighborhood input. A proposal...

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I will post in 3 pieces, one here and two in following comments.
Ald. Arena will hold a community meeting in early October to discuss a proposed new field at Schurz H.S. which would require vacating Waveland Ave. from Milwaukee to Lowell.

STATEMENT FROM ALDERMAN ARENA ON PROPOSED SCHURZ HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC FIELD

As we continue to support efforts in revitalizing the northwest side of Chicago, we must also ensure these efforts have significant community and neighborhood input. A proposal put forth by the Urban Schools Foundation to strengthen the athletic program at Schurz High School, including the construction of a new IHSA standard athletic field from Waveland Avenue to Kostner Avenue, is in the preliminary stage of conceptual design. The goal is to provide our future students access to the same amenities and competitive programs offered at so many other neighborhood high schools.

We all want Schurz to improve and thrive as a strong neighborhood school - one that draws families to the neighborhood, and one that our families are proud to send their children to. We will seek solutions to address and mitigate concerns that have arisen from the initial proposal.

I will host a public meeting on the proposal in early October, where I encourage a respectful discussion as with other developments and improvements along this stretch of Milwaukee Avenue - Artist Nick Cave's Studio & Gallery, as well as a new 50 single-family residential development - Schurz deserves the same vigorous process.

More details will be released as we receive them. Please remember that the proposal is just that - a proposal - and no final decision has been made. I take seriously your concerns and will ensure they are heard and incorporated in discussions as we continue to craft a plan that meets the needs of the community and the school.

- Alderman John Arena, 45th Ward

  • Patt Timlin Grew up in Avondale; moved into Old Irving in 1977

    part 3
    Here’s the letter that was sent to Ald. Arena in March, 2014. It’s a starting point for the community conversation.

    "Thank you for meeting with our board of director’s to answer questions and address concerns about the impact of a larger high school playing field in Old Irving...

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    part 3
    Here’s the letter that was sent to Ald. Arena in March, 2014. It’s a starting point for the community conversation.

    "Thank you for meeting with our board of director’s to answer questions and address concerns about the impact of a larger high school playing field in Old Irving Park. The current plan calls for vacating one block of Waveland Ave., from Milwaukee to 3700 block of Lowell, in order to expand the existing field.

    We understand the benefits of building a beautiful new field, and the positive impact it could have on Schurz H.S. However, we have homeowners who live directly next to the field on 3 sides. Eliminating the Waveland entrance from Milwaukee Ave. impacts every resident south of Irving Park, restricting how we can get to our homes and garages. Our group’s mission is to assess how our communal quality of life would be impacted by this proposal.

    You have asked the Chicago Dept. of Transportation to conduct a traffic study to see how traffic patterns would change if that one block of Waveland was permanently closed. We all agreed that if the CDOT study shows that vacating Waveland is not advised due to negative impact, the current field expansion proposal will be scrapped.

  • Wenders in OIPA Active in community development; OIPA member

    Just caught up with my EB with today's feed. My comments of today to yesterday's feed stand. Part of what I stated: a similar plan was attempted by Schurz some years ago. The idea landed like a lead balloon back then.
    And, as Pat said in the previous comment, there are many questions and issues that need to be addressed and resolved.

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Jefferson Park Sunday Market

Jefferson Park Sunday Market at our usual location at a Long & Lawrence Avenues, 9:30-1:30
Entertainment: The Windy City Wizard. (windycitywizard.com)
Food Truck: Wagyu Wagon
Produce vendors, honey, soaps, tamales and craft items like jewelry and bags. Also other outreach including 4Greyhound Racers (http://www.4greyhoundracers.org/)
More at http://www.jeffersonparksundaymarket.com or find us on Facebook & Twitter @JeffParkMarket

6 days ago

Sep 04

Updated 6 days ago

What are the major issues for the 38th ward now and in the next five years?

Can we discuss issues without getting into candidates right now? This thread is for regular people to identify and discuss issues. Candidates are welcome to read and learn what issues are important to those living in the ward. Thanks.

  • @Pamela - he wanted to stop more from coming. Said he didn't want "those" people in our neighborhood. Don't remember his name, but he says he currently works for Water Dept. I've lived in PP for a little over a year and one of the reasons my husband and I love it is the diversity of the neighborhood - whether you one of "those people" in lower cost housing or a newlywed couple that completely rehabbed your bungalow and everywhere in between.

  • Althea, my husband and I moved here more than 20 years ago on the hopes that we would never have to deal with section 8 housing..so much for that!

Sep 07

Updated Sep 10

Found Cat

He's wandering near the corner of Addison & Milwaukee. Has become interested in our place because of our cats sitting in the window. We started feeding him because it was obvious that he wasn't being fed, yet it's also obvious he belonged to somebody because he showed little fear of people and took to our attention and petting immediately.

Now he's returning because of the food and love we give him. I'd take him in, but as I said, we've...

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He's wandering near the corner of Addison & Milwaukee. Has become interested in our place because of our cats sitting in the window. We started feeding him because it was obvious that he wasn't being fed, yet it's also obvious he belonged to somebody because he showed little fear of people and took to our attention and petting immediately.

Now he's returning because of the food and love we give him. I'd take him in, but as I said, we've got our own cats and they're enough for the apartment we live in. And so we also can't keep him safely inside either.

Hate the idea of bringing him to animal control. Been there, not a good place to end up. I know Anti-Cruelty is an option. Hoping we can find him a good home if we can't find his owners.

  • If he were a feral cat I'd be less concerned, honestly. But since he is a house cat, last thing I want is for him to turn feral and get hurt in a bad way or hurt others.

    Plus he was starved and begging. Much less thinnow after a few days of food. I've named him Oliver. :)

    If anyone knows of a good home for him, contact me.

  • I don't understand how people can just discard of pets like trash. In my opinion it seems like animal cruelty. If the owner can't take care of a pet anymore they should at least try to find the cat a home or take the cat to a shelter. Bless you for helping him.

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Sep 10

Sunflower Day Spa for sale

We'll establish beauty business ,for 14 years, in the Irving park, Old Irving Park and Portage park area .
Offering for sale at $ 15,000. All the equipment,supplies, products,etc.
The owner to retire and move out of state.
For more , please, call 773-519-0040

Sep 09

Updated Sep 10

Petsmart 6 corners

Would like to know 1. Is there a estimated opening and completion date for the petsmart next to jewel? 2. If petsmart already has the property why the for lease sign is still in the window? Reason I ask 2 is when I called a few weeks ago they said property was still available.

Sep 10

Movie at Mayfair Park this Saturday!

Sat, Sep 13, 2014 7:30 pm

Summer's ending? Not at Mayfair Park. Come out this Saturday, September 13th at dusk for our showing of The Lego Movie. Concessions available for sale and movie available for free! Bring the family, a blanket and maybe a couple of sweaters. See you at Mayfair Park.

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