20 hours ago

Homaro Cantu names his new brewery Crooked Fork

Cantu has said Crooked Fork Brewing, at 4419 W. Montrose Ave., will also be a brew pub, serving Mexican food inspired by his grandmother's cooking.

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What's in a name?

What's in a name? Well my name is Hernandez that came from my Father who was born in the great state of Texas, as he use to say he's a Texan, My Mother was born in Chicago her maiden name was Rinaldi that makes her Italian, she came from Taylor St, My wife is German, Danish, and Austrian, so what does that make our kids AMERICANS!

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Block by Block!

As I walk through the Neighborhood getting petition signatures, I have a chance to meet a lot of new people, it's good to see that we are getting a lot of young families moving into the area, they ask a lot of question about why I want to be the Alderman and what I stand for, and that's a good thing, I don't come from a political family my Father was a welder, my Mom worked in a factory, I...

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As I walk through the Neighborhood getting petition signatures, I have a chance to meet a lot of new people, it's good to see that we are getting a lot of young families moving into the area, they ask a lot of question about why I want to be the Alderman and what I stand for, and that's a good thing, I don't come from a political family my Father was a welder, my Mom worked in a factory, I don't have the backing of the current Alderman or any other politicians.
My family reflects this working class Neighborhood ,two of them are police officers, three of us are members of the Military, my wife is a bank teller, two of sons go to college and work part time, I will never be rich nor do I want to, I work for the City Of Chicago Dept, of Water management I'm a member plumber's local 130, We maintain the water system in the city, we work outside 24/7, I'm one of those people who get the call at 2 o'clock in the morning when it's 20 below zero to fix a broken water main,the work can be hard and dangerous but it pays good, but the pride I get from working with my fellow city workers is what it's all about!

  • robin in WRP Tired and Cranky

    How awesome to see a "regular person" running for alderman. Best of luck!!

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38th Ward Election

Hello my name Carmen Hernandez and I'm running for Alderman of the 38th Ward,I have lived in the ward for the past 32 years, I have six children and have been married to Noreen Hernandez for 37 years, two of my sons are Chicago Police officers, I'm a member of the Illinois National Guard 933rd Military Police Company, two of my younger son, Nathan and Leon are also in the Guard, I was deployed to Iraq for 16 months, my...

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Hello my name Carmen Hernandez and I'm running for Alderman of the 38th Ward,I have lived in the ward for the past 32 years, I have six children and have been married to Noreen Hernandez for 37 years, two of my sons are Chicago Police officers, I'm a member of the Illinois National Guard 933rd Military Police Company, two of my younger son, Nathan and Leon are also in the Guard, I was deployed to Iraq for 16 months, my son Nathan was deployed to Afghanistan in 2009.Our family has a history of public service, I have served our country in time of war, and now I would like to have the honor to serve the 38th ward and the City of Chicago, thank you very much, Carmen Hernandez.

40 hours ago

K-12 Science, Tech and Math Team Fun with USFirst.org

Parents and educators, get your kiddos involved with practical projects leading to solving real life problems and to internships and scholarships by engaging in research, design, construction, presentation and team building practice.

Take a look at the USFirst.org promo video to get us all started on this exciting journey at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7k5IxsixO4.

Learn about the Illinois participation at http://www.ilfirst.org . St. Patrick H.S. is on their map of participants. Let's get more of our home and school teams on the map....

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Parents and educators, get your kiddos involved with practical projects leading to solving real life problems and to internships and scholarships by engaging in research, design, construction, presentation and team building practice.

Take a look at the USFirst.org promo video to get us all started on this exciting journey at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7k5IxsixO4.

Learn about the Illinois participation at http://www.ilfirst.org . St. Patrick H.S. is on their map of participants. Let's get more of our home and school teams on the map. Get registered as seeking a team or members or to volunteer your expertise at http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/jr.fll/start-a-team

My family is also attending the upcoming IMTS 2014, the largest trade show in the country and maybe in the world. It is free to educators and their students. Register at http://www.imts.com/student/index.html.

We will be focussing on the SmartForce Student Summit. To learn more about it, view the following video at 40:29 milestone. http://www.imts.com/education/imtsedu/video/index.cfm?vid=1086

Let's have fun while learning and changing the world!

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Jun 19

Updated 46 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.

  • Hi Minerva. Just an clarification about your information. Here are the accurate numbers regarding the 36th Ward infrastructure expenditures.

    City of Chicago
    Dept. of Transportation
    2014 Aldermanic Menu Cost Estimates
    Ward: 36

    Committed $$
    Menu Budget: $1,320,000.00
    CDOT 'Authorized' Engineering
    Estimate Total: $1,319,960.89
    Other Total: $0.00
    Ward Committed Total: $1,319,960.89
    Ward Balance: $39.11

    Thank you for your support and dedication to improving the neighborhood.

  • Randy Stroller

    Wondering where the response to this would be? Seems like these 'Authorized' doobies should be on a website somewhere so folks could see where their taxes are going.

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looking for two kittens

I am looking to adopt two kittens, does anyone know anyone who has a litter that is ready to go?

  • ariel elizabeth new to chicago

    And one other thing polonia it isn't wise to tell people how to deal with their children, maybe as I said before, you should wait before replying with advice pertaining to a situation that you seem to have confused with something else. No where on here have I said that I was having a hard time finding a place or that I was having money troubles so...... Still wondering what you're talking about.

  • Its in your prior threads and comments.

Aug 23

Updated 2 days ago

Looking for someone to sand and finish my floors.

Hello,
I was wondering if someone can give me some suggestions on a company to sand my floors.
My house is 106 yrs old and this is never been done. It really needs it !!!
Thank you, I appreciate any help and suggestions I will receive.

  • Zudor Flooring. Did my old house and everyone thinks I put in new floors. Highly recommend and the price was right.
    Paul Zudor
    847-824-2000

  • What is a ballpark figure on the cost to sand/refinish a basic 2 story home? I need to start budgeting so I can get our floors redone in the next few months.

    Our house is 102 years old and the floors are in terrible condition. Do you have to move out while the work is being done? We have a lot of pets and no family in the area, so I'm concerned about how long the process takes.

  • Edward's Flooring did ours. They were fantastic. The floors were perfect and not a speck of dust when they were done. It cost us $1600 for 480 sq feet (3 bedrooms and the upstairs hall) plus the staircase. It took them 3 days. We had no furniture in the house since we had just closed so I don't know how they handle that.

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Phone scam - don't be a victim

The Internal Revenue Service issued a consumer alert today providing taxpayers with additional tips to protect themselves from telephone scam artists calling and pretending to be with the IRS.
These callers may demand money or may say you have a refund due and try to trick you into sharing private information. These con artists can sound convincing when they call. They may know a lot about you, and they usually alter the caller ID to make it look like the...

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The Internal Revenue Service issued a consumer alert today providing taxpayers with additional tips to protect themselves from telephone scam artists calling and pretending to be with the IRS.
These callers may demand money or may say you have a refund due and try to trick you into sharing private information. These con artists can sound convincing when they call. They may know a lot about you, and they usually alter the caller ID to make it look like the IRS is calling. They use fake names and bogus IRS identification badge numbers. If you don't answer, they often leave an "urgent" callback request.

The IRS reminds people that they can know pretty easily when a supposed IRS caller is a fake. Here are five things the scammers often do but the IRS will not do. Any one of these five things is a tell-tale sign of a scam. The IRS will never:

1. Call you about taxes you owe without first mailing you an official notice.
2. Demand that you pay taxes without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe.
3. Require you to use a specific payment method for your taxes, such as a prepaid debit card.
4. Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone.
5. Threaten to bring in local police or other law-enforcement groups to have you arrested for not paying.

If you get a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS and asking for money, here's what you should do:
If you know you owe taxes or think you might owe, call the IRS at 1.800.829.1040. The IRS workers can help you with a payment issue.
If you know you don't owe taxes or have no reason to believe that you do, report the incident to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) at 1.800.366.4484 or at www.tigta.gov.
If you've been targeted by this scam, also contact the Federal Trade Commission and use their "FTC Complaint Assistant" at FTC.gov. Please add "IRS Telephone Scam" to the comments of your complaint.

May 28

Updated 3 days ago

Best Extracurricular Activities for Kids

We have found a local gem at our local park in Dunning Neighborhood, which is Culture and Arts--Woodworking Class. We highly recommend the offering to all, ages 6 and up. Teacher Joe has 20+ yrs. of working with wood and children. Recently, the projects included little race cars and bird homes. The process includes drawing the model, cutting the wood, putting it all together and painting. It is a practical hands-on learning for anyone.

Do you know of any other nearby quality children programs that should be considered?

  • Art Enrichment for both the Young and the Old at Brickton Art Center, Park Ridge

    We love Brickton Art Center and faithfully attend their classes for several years now. They have amazing people and provide amazing results. Try them out and you will not look anywhere else for arts. http://www.bricktonartcenter.org/

  • Spanish Preschool (2.5 to 5-yrs-old) at Des Plaines Park District

    If you are looking for a fun affordable Saturday morning Spanish Preschool, 2.5 hrs/day, I highly recommend the Des Plaines Park District Program. Seniora Meza puts a lot of effort to create a warm, colorful, entertaining and educational program. Each class has its own theme and the art projects are noteworthy. Read more about the program on page 16th at

    http://www.joomag.com/magazine/dpparks-fall-spectrum-2014-vol3-fall2014/0950185001407979479

Aug 18

Updated 3 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 :(

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5 days ago

Get your tickets! Filament Theatre's 'Crossing Six Corners: School Days

http://www.filamenttheatre.org/calendar-event/crossing-six-corners-school-days-2/

Crossing Six Corners: School Days is the fourth in the series of Filament’s neighborhood heritage projects. Through interviews with past and current residents, archived news articles, and discussions with local historians, Filament has devised another patchwork of the historic Six Corners Shopping Districts and its surrounding neighborhoods. This installment will feature stories about going to school in the neighborhood.

Aug 21

Updated 5 days 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

  • Does anyone have any feedback on this meeting? I came out having more questions than answers.

Dec 04 2012

Updated 5 days ago

Home Daycare Has Openings

Our fantastic home daycare provider has openings. Located in Jefferson Park near Beaubien Elementary. Nicki, Sandra, and Ruth have watched our two girls for two years now, and they just love it there. Email me at kimnigro@gmail.com if you'd like more info.

  • I know you posted this a LONG time ago. But worth a shot in the dark. Do you still have contacts at that daycare? I may be looking for an infant and a toddler. Thanks.

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6 days ago

Found Kitten on 4900 Block of N. Kilpatrick

A very sweet and VERY chatty kitten has been coming around my house for the last few nights. She (or he) is really loving and very comfortable with people, after a brief "get to know you" stage. She's really thin and small, and I worry about her being out alone. She cries outside my door all night like she wants to come in. I'm really hoping I can find her home. Please let me know if you have any info!

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Aug 23

Updated Aug 23

The Lego Movie

Sat, Aug 23, 2014 Dusk

Come on out at dusk to Mayfair Park for a FREE showing of The Lego Movie. Concessions and new neighbors await...Hope to see you there!

  • Hey all-the movie's canceled for tonight. The rain has made a mud patch out of our cinema. Rain date TBD.

Aug 21

Updated Aug 23

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!!

  • 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.

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

    Please do call Alderman Arena's office. Whenever people have an unusually large amount of trash piling up or an unusually large item, the city can send a truck out for a special pick-up!

Aug 23

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Aug 23

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.

Aug 16

Updated Aug 22

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.

  • NASCAR Old Irving Park

    Longest building time for a chipotle in history.

Aug 22

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.

Aug 21

Updated Aug 22

  • I guess some people will oppose anything. They are acting like it is a half-way house for sexual predators and gang-bangers.

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Aug 22

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

Aug 18

Updated Aug 21

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.

Aug 20

Updated Aug 21

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!

Aug 21

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.

Aug 21

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