6 hours ago

Maureen O’Looney, dead at 92, charmed Conan O’Brien, was a matriarch to many in Chicago’s Irish community

She is survived by her daughter, Theresa Dermody, and four grandsons. A mass, memorial and reception is planned for 1 p.m. Sunday at the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox.

Jun 19

Updated 7 hours ago

Irving Park Rd (Bet. Harlem & Cumberland)

Since last fall, I became outwardly concerned with the state of Irving Park Rd near my home. Our Illinois Route 19 acts much like highway, between Harlem Ave. and Cumberland Ave. There are two cemeteries on each side of it, which are Acacia Park Cemetery and Irving Park Cemetery. Cars ZOOM BY with little concern for the pedestrians and bikers. Anyone who would pull a traffic report would note that deadly accidents and bumper to bumper accidents are not a...

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Since last fall, I became outwardly concerned with the state of Irving Park Rd near my home. Our Illinois Route 19 acts much like highway, between Harlem Ave. and Cumberland Ave. There are two cemeteries on each side of it, which are Acacia Park Cemetery and Irving Park Cemetery. Cars ZOOM BY with little concern for the pedestrians and bikers. Anyone who would pull a traffic report would note that deadly accidents and bumper to bumper accidents are not a stranger here! Two of my neighbors were KILLED over the past two years, one on a bike and one in the car. This year, someone just DROVE THROUGH the rusted-out fence into Irving Park Cemetery. Often KIDS on bikes, MOTHERS with strollers and ELDERLY with their shopping carts either struggle through the gravel and mud filled paths, where used to be once concrete sidewalks on "both" sides of the road, or they maneuver their equipment into the street. These both northern and southern sidewalks used to be functional until they were abandoned in the late 1960's or so. If anyone would talk to the CROSSING guard by N. Pioneer Ave, ours is Kristen, would learn of the frequent dangers of crossing the street. She will be back in the fall when the school restarts and would appreciate having traffic lights installed, too. The requests to fix these sidewalks have bounced around various public offices with mixed results. I PLEA with all concerned citizens to assist me with getting this overdue safety issue resolved by contacting all politicians overseeing or soon-to-be overseeing this area. Hearing from the community-at-large vs. one neighborhood mother is far more impactful I am told. Thank you!!!

Please e-mail your support for the sidewalks to:

Senator Mulroe at senatorjohnmulroe@att.net;
Representative Martwick at repmartwick@gmail.com;
Alderman Sposato at info@aldermansposato.com; and
Alderman Cullerton at Timothy.Cullerton@cityofchicago.org.

  • Alderman Cullerton will be in the office through May 2015, ample time to get the Chicago side sidewalks done and hopefully more. Thank you.

  • If you have not done already, please sign the petition. Thanks.

6 days ago

Updated 14 hours ago

chipotle

When is the chipotle by six corners opening??

  • Yeah- I asked at the other chipotle on Addison and they said they've been held up for a couple weeks now on permitting/licensing issues. But otherwise they're pretty much good to go...but who knows how long that will take. sigh.

  • Patrick Gorski Photographer, St. Patrick High School, Cycling

    Longest building time for a chipotle in history.

40 hours ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Overflowing garbage in Old Irving Park

Help! We're moving to OIP and took possession of our house a couple of weeks ago. The previous owners left both garbage cans FULL, and we took them out to the end of our driveway for the city to empty them, but so far, nothing has happened. We live in Northcenter now, and our garbage is picked up every week. We were told that our OIP garbage would be picked up yesterday, but no luck. So, we have no place to put our garbage, AGAIN. Could someone please tell me what the routine is out there? THANKS!!

  • Please contact my office at 773-286-4545 and we will arrange for a special pick up.

  • Kristine Cloud 30 year resident of North Center

    Thank You, Alderman! I went online on the 311 site and requested a pickup, but if we don't get one soon I'll surely let you know.

22 hours ago

Maureen O’Looney, dead at 92, charmed Conan O’Brien, was a matriarch to many in Chicago’s Irish community

She is survived by her daughter, Theresa Dermody, and four grandsons. A mass, memorial and reception is planned for 1 p.m. Sunday at the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox.

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24 hours ago

Jefferson Park Sunday Market

Jefferson Park Sunday Market at our usual location at a Long & Lawrence Avenues, 9:30-1:30
Music: Steven Zane
Food Truck: Meatloaf A GoGo
Now featuring two produce vendors, as well as honey, soaps, tamales and craft items like jewelry and bags.
More at http://www.jeffersonparksundaymarket.com or find us on Facebook & Twitter @JeffParkMarket

35 hours ago

Dunning Read Conservation Area Advisory Council is Forming

Just learned about this opportunity to serve the community. See the link below. It sounds like a fine opportunity for the nature supporters, educators and parents to create, shape and/or influence the nature programming for their children and others in our "own" backyard. Is anyone thinking of joining in?

http://fotp.org/news/friends-of-the-parks-seeking-members-for-the-newly-formed-dunning-read-conservation-area-advisory-council

4 days ago

Updated 38 hours ago

Date Night

So rather than doing the same old "dinner and a movie" routine, I want to think outside the box for our future date nights. I figured our Everyblock community would be an awesome idea generator. So neighbors what good options for live music, comedy shows, other entertainment do we have here on the NW side? I am thinking we'll check out a performance at the Gift Theater and visit the new Sip and Paint. What else?

  • Susan Long-time Jeff Park resident

    One of the best dates my husband and I had (if you can get away overnight) was at the Fireside dinner theater in Ft. Atkinson, WI. It is about 2-1/2 hours away. They have a gourmet dinner, a little shopping, and then some of the best theater I've seen outside of downtown Chicago. Then you stay overnight (Johnson Creek is a good place). The hotel right by the property was NOT recommended the last time I went. I really like some of the suggestions above, too--they show great imagination!

  • There's always a night out bowling as well. If you feel neither of you is very good, that just adds to the fun, You're sure to have lots of laughs.

2 days ago

Updated 40 hours ago

Independence Park BEER Fest

Saturday, September 13, 4 to 8pm
Independence Park
3945 N. Springfield

Enjoy over 15 local craft beers, unique food trucks, and support your local park! Featuring local breweries: Lake Effect, Lagunitas, Hypothesis, Rude Hippo, Pollyanna, Woodchuck Cider, Tenth&Blake, Pipeworks, Sam Adams, New Belgium and more!
Tickets on sale now!!!

http://independenceparkchicago.com/2014-independence-park-beer-fest/

  • Kenner Husband, father, proud Chicago resident.

    This looks great! I'll be there for sure and am recruiting others. Thanks for the tip!

43 hours ago

Maureen O’Looney, dead at 92, was matriarch to many in Chicago’s Irish community

She is survived by her daughter, Theresa Dermody, and four grandsons. A mass, memorial and reception is planned for 1 p.m. Sunday at the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox.

47 hours ago

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6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Let's Take Our State Back!

It is time to change the leadership of Illinois. Instead of growing poverty and crime, let's grow self sufficiency and pride. Let's empower our people with quality education, jobs and hope for the prosperous future, especially for our children.

http://youtu.be/IIRe37rMxcE?t=5s

  • Andy x

    For the responsibilities that teachers have they are grossly underpaid. Don't forget, they teach the younger generations who will take care of us when we're old. If we can't pay them cash, we can give them a pension. It's only $10 now but when they retire, it'll be the $100...

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    For the responsibilities that teachers have they are grossly underpaid. Don't forget, they teach the younger generations who will take care of us when we're old. If we can't pay them cash, we can give them a pension. It's only $10 now but when they retire, it'll be the $100 they need. If the fund is paid into and the investments are sound. Pensions are normally more than 60% funded by investment returns. That's way cheaper than the SS or the proper pay.... There are articles in various news outlets to back this up...

  • EAB resident

    I agree Andy. "If the fund is paid into and the investments are sound". But the city of Chicago has not funded the pensions for years. Where is the oversight. The teachers union should have been all over the city to ensure their pensions were funded.

2 days ago

Sunflower Day Spa

The owner of Sunflower Day Spa is retire and moving from Chicago.
The business is for sale.
For more information, please call, Linda at 773-580-8010

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4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Taste of Polonia Questions

Does anyone know if there will be a separate entrance fee for the kids activities? I think there was one last year? If yes, any idea of the amount? Can't find any info on the event's website :(

  • Big Oaks Big Oaks resident since 1979

    I'm not going but I checked out 2 websites. The sandwich making contest is free as is the clown, puppet, bounce house, etc, etc. You pay $7 for people 13 and up and that's it. Of course you pay for food and the casino and bingo type games. And all the stage shows for adults and kids are free. At least that's the way I read it.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Pot holes and streets situation

What do we have to do so Wilson st between Kilbourn and Kenton is fixed? I noticed the city did a mediocre job and covered the pot holes. On Kenneth and Wilson, we also have a big pot hole and they just put a metalic plate to cover it up. The streets in the neighborhood have been a mess since winter. I understand it was a rough winter, but its almost August already and this should have been addressed by now. Where is our Alderman???

  • On the Mayfair Library corner there is a new surface and crosswalk across Lawrence Ave., no potholes (not even those spike holes from the quickly demolished flapover pedestrian crossing signs), and new curb & gutter. The library is right next door to the offices of State Senator D'Amico, Alderman Laurino, Democratic Ward Committeeman Barnett. No actual pothole(s) prior to the resurfacing.

  • I think the stretch on Wilson Nathalia is referring to is actually Kilborn to Kenneth (the K-streets can be confusing!). That stretch of Wilson is a MESS! The patches the city put on those potholes are pathetic, like putting band-aids on gunshot wounds. That street needs to be completely repaved...

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    I think the stretch on Wilson Nathalia is referring to is actually Kilborn to Kenneth (the K-streets can be confusing!). That stretch of Wilson is a MESS! The patches the city put on those potholes are pathetic, like putting band-aids on gunshot wounds. That street needs to be completely repaved before the first snowfall. The first snow plow that hits it will tear it up so badly that it will be completely unusable.

    A related sidenote, I too would like more visibility of Alderman Laurino on Everyblock. I follow the surrounding areas closely on EB and I respect how active Alderman Arena is. It's clear that his ward is improving and I think his efforts play a huge part. Mayfair is a great neighborhood but it can be greatly improved. Whatever it is she's doing to improve it, I don't know. I hope she's as active as her counterparts and if she is, she should chime in more often to keep us informed and engaged.

4 days ago

Public Meeting on 4041-49 N. Pulaski Residential Project

This Wednesday, August 20th, at 6:30 PM I will host and moderate a community discussion on a proposed residential development at 4041 - 4049 North Pulaski.

The project developers, MK Construction & Builders, are seeking to construct two (2) six (6) - unit buildings with a total of 12 residential units.

Currently the property is vacant land.

The meeting will take place on Wednesday, August 20th, at Independence Park Field House, 3945 N. Springfield Ave., at 6:30 PM.

Please join us if you're able! Call the office at (773) 286 - 4545 if you have any questions on the project meeting.

Old Irving Park Association (OIPA)

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Aug 14

Updated 6 days ago

White Work Van Break-ins

Wanted to give every one out there with a working van a heads up. My work van has been broken into 3 times within one year. I mainly keep it on pulaski and bellee plaine but this last time I had parked it on belle plaine and harding. These thieves know what they are doing since they managed to pry my side door off and steal my tools.. Its unfortunate, but I hope I can prevent it from happening to someone else by posting here. For I know we contractors work too hard for someone to just stroll on by and break into our vans

  • Janet Baker ISON over France (squint!)

    Very sorry about your tools and damage.

  • Kristine Cloud 30 year resident of North Center

    Maybe you could buy a rattlesnake and keep it in your van. SURPRISE!! Sorry this is happening to you, though.

6 days ago

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Aug 15

Updated Aug 15

Great Pre-School/Child Care Center

If you are looking for a great pre-school for your little one(s) my kids school recently released this video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afmxh-okyFg . The school is terrific!

  • Just watched your video. The place looks very nice. Come to our Irving Woods Neighborhood, part of Dunning.

Aug 13

Updated Aug 15

Misplaced Recycle Bins

Every time my recycling gets picked up, the Waste Management driver places my bin 1/2 a block or more away. All of my neighbor's bins are completely scattered as well!

Why does this matter? I keep my bin clean and others do not. I just don't understand why the driver does this EVERY time! I even clearly labeled my bin with my number and my garage as well. What's up?

  • Portage Porker 23 Year Portage Park Resident

    There are a couple of C? shaped alleys near me, and I hear that the guy can't make the turn (Chicago truck makes it somehow) so he drags the bins down to the end of the alley. Also you have to remember that it's a one man operation. He drives...

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    There are a couple of C? shaped alleys near me, and I hear that the guy can't make the turn (Chicago truck makes it somehow) so he drags the bins down to the end of the alley. Also you have to remember that it's a one man operation. He drives the truck and jumps out to unload the bins. They might try to do 6 or 8 houses at a shot. But yeah, I'm the same way. When I come home and the bins are scattered, I sort everyone's out. Easier to spend a few minutes doing it than to be angry about it all evening.

  • Six Corners Sam proud father and husband

    Yes. We are a T-shaped alley, so that makes sense. Thanks. I'll just keep sorting them out for folks.

Aug 15

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Vandals and thieves

In the last 3-4 weeks there has been a series of crimes committed in the area of Irving Park to Byron and Kolmar to Kilbourn. Attempt bike thefts, graffiti, and a broken window. Please, as the police have advised at a recent community meeting, if you see anyone walking or driving through the Old Irving Park neighborhood that seem suspicious call the police and give a detailed description of the individuals.

Aug 13

Updated Aug 14

The Christian Family Coop

Has anyone sent their children to the 1 or 2-year-old program? I can't find any reviews of the program in general.

  • JJ Old Irving Park

    I can vouch for the Christian Parent Coop on Tuesday and Thursday at Mt Olive, great program and we've met good people there

  • We're involved in CFC. It is a great place for kids to socialize and families to connect. Private message me for more details.

Aug 14

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Aug 12

Updated Aug 14

The Perfect Candidate for Alderman of the 38th Ward

Hello,

I have a question for the residents of the 38th Ward. In your opinion, what qualities and beliefs would you like to see from a potential candidate running for Alderman? What political party would you like to have representing the 38th Ward? If you were to become Alderman, what would be your top priority as far as your first order of business?

  • Thomas Motzny Last one out of Chicago please turn off the lights

    @Pro 38th Were you born here? 38 -- Belmont Ave., north branch of the river, Fullerton Av., Robey St., (Damen Ave.), Armitage Ave., Humboldt Blvd., Sacramento Blvd., Fullerton Ave. and Kedzie Ave. THAT was the 38th Ward in 1930. As you can see time change. If you don't change with the times you get left behind.

  • 1) Public Safety
    2) Community and business enrichment
    3) Maintaining public areas so that they are clean and safe

Jul 16

Updated Aug 13

Need childcare for our 1 yo son

We live by Mayfair Park and would love to find daycare near where we live. Thanks.

  • Hi my name is Vicki and I am a nanny who lives at lawrence and cicero. You can Contact me if you still need chilcare. Thanks

Aug 13

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Aug 10

Updated Aug 11

Missing calico cat

My Cat didn't come home last night. Dark pink collar with rhinestones. Mostly white with brown and black. Very friendly and not very big. 3700 Kildare area. Please message if you have seen her.

  • Yesterday at about 12pm we jumped on 94 heading north on the Foster entrance and just shortly after I noticed a calico cat laying on the right shoulder of the road. I really hope it's not yours but worth checking out.

  • Thanks for letting me know. I did check and fortunately (for us) it's not our kitty. Please keep on the look out. She is so cute and has a dark pink collar with rhinestones and couldn't be cuter! We miss her so much!!!

  • I hope you find her, I love calicos. I'm going to assume you put flyers up, and all that.

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Aug 09

Still MORE dancing!!! Chicago Ballet Center Open House, Sunday August 10

Come on down! The Chicago Ballet Center is hosting their third and final Open House event on Sunday, August 10 from 3 to 6 pm. Meet the faculty, take a trial class and learn about the innovate and engaging ways we teach dance and music. Yes, that's right . .we now offer music lessons, too. Piano, guitar, violin in addition to ballet, pointe, hip-hop and early childhood developmental classes. Classes begin September 8.

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