25 hours ago

Updated 12 min ago

Are You a Historic Bungalow Enthusiast?

If so, check out the new products offered by Chicago Historic Bungalow Association

https://www.etsy.com/shop/BungalowStuff

  • Love historic Chicago bungalows, thanks for posting the link.

  • The Association offers classes during the year on maintaining and restoring bungalows. I took a window repair class and was amazed to learn that it's better to preserve than replace the window frames that came with your bungalow because newer wood can never match them for strength and resilience. Seems...

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    The Association offers classes during the year on maintaining and restoring bungalows. I took a window repair class and was amazed to learn that it's better to preserve than replace the window frames that came with your bungalow because newer wood can never match them for strength and resilience. Seems the original framing likely came from trees more than one hundred years old that grew in an environment that will never exist again--free from modern pollutants, chemicals, etc. I live in a two-flat that's about 90 years old, but the information applied to us, too. It's a great organization.

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15 hours ago

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    REPAIR EXISTING REAR OPEN 3 STORY WOOD PORCH AS EXISTING PER DRAWINGS IN EXISTING BRICK APARTMENT BUILDING LOCATED AT 6414 N ALBANY AVE

    6414 N. Albany Ave. Issued December 15, 2014 Comment

45 hours ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Support Bina's restaurant!

Hello all,

We have a new restaurant on Lunt right by Indian Boundary Park. It's eastern Mediterranean cuisine and absolutely delicious. The owners are a hardworking family, I believe from Macedonia, and their new business deserves new patrons. I especially recommend the cevapi and Balkan salad. Enjoy!

2 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Seating Pod on Devon Avenue

This seating pod is at the northeast corner at 2900 West Devon. Is this the "street furniture" that's part of the new streetscape?

32 hours ago

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3 days ago

Updated 46 hours ago

Incident in 2100 block W Devon late Sat Afternoon

Does anyone know exactly what went down on Devon, at Devon & Hamilton, on Sat afternoon Dec 13? I ask because I came round the corner on my way to Target,to see the storefronts on Devon surrounded by crime tape, and several police officers on the scene. They said that they were not at liberty to discuss it, but that no one had been injured. Does anyone on this board know anything about it?

  • Someone left a grenade behind. It was not live but the police had to wait for the bomb sq to make that determination

  • A grenade, wow. Even if it wasn't live.

    It was about 4 pm or thereabouts.

2 days ago

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5 days ago

1 questioned after fatal stabbing in West Rogers Park

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chicagocrimechi-20141211-story.html
A 40-year-old man was fatally stabbed during a fight Thursday morning in the West Rogers Park neighborhood, and a "person of interest" is being questioned, police said.

It happened about 6 a.m. in the 2200 block of West Farwell Avenue, police spokeswoman Bari Lemmon said.

The man was pronounced dead at 6:35 a.m. on the scene, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

No charges have been filed.

6 days ago

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Dec 08

Updated Dec 10

Become a Team Fioretti 50th Ward Captain!

Ward captains serve as Team Fioretti’s public face in their communities. Captains are local people excited about turning grassroots efforts into a victory for Bob Fioretti and in turn a victory for Chicago! This volunteer position establishes a direct link between the campaign and voters in their neighborhoods.

Team Fioretti believes in community. A good ward captain understands the character and demographics of his or her ward. The primary goal is to raise Bob Fioretti’s name recognition, nurture potential voters,...

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Ward captains serve as Team Fioretti’s public face in their communities. Captains are local people excited about turning grassroots efforts into a victory for Bob Fioretti and in turn a victory for Chicago! This volunteer position establishes a direct link between the campaign and voters in their neighborhoods.

Team Fioretti believes in community. A good ward captain understands the character and demographics of his or her ward. The primary goal is to raise Bob Fioretti’s name recognition, nurture potential voters, and ensure voter turnout for Bob!

Build your Ward Team

-Cultivate and expand a network of enthusiastic volunteers: By contacting your neighbors, your job will be encouraging voters to get involved with campaign activities in your area. As a neighbor you will be in the best position to have quality conversations with the voters in your precinct.
-Volunteer recruitment: As a Ward Captain you're going to put together your ward team by recruiting through your own personal network, neighborhood clubs, and organizations.

Plan at least one outreach activity per week

-Door-to-door canvassing: With your team, walk targeted households within your ward to have conversations about important issues affecting the communities and inform neighbors about how Bob plans to address them. Further, you will distribute literature and gather data on what voters are thinking.
-Phone Banking: Get together with your team at a central location to initiate phone conversations with neighbors.
-Host meet and greets and other visibility events: As your team builds up, your role will be to coordinate meet and greets where neighbors can interact with Bob.

You will be working with a Regional Field Organizer in your area and will be provided all tools and training to effectively perform this volunteer role.

Fill out the form to express your interest: http://goo.gl/SNB2gv

Ahmed Khan
Deputy Field Director
Fioretti for Mayor of Chicago
www.bobfioretti.com

  • Ahmed Khan 50th Ward Resident

    It is a volunteer position. The details may make it seem like a full time job, but the details were given to provide a 360 degree understanding of the role. Usual commitment is few hours a week, just with a specific focus, and each ward will have multiple captains ideally.

  • Fuji Shioura Independent Alderman Candidate Fuji

    More people involved in the election process the better for our democracy.

Dec 05

Updated Dec 10

Happy Hanukah!

From my family to your family.

To all my friends & neighbors in our 50th Ward, have a wonderful Festival of Lights!
Happy Hanukah!

A special greeting to my fellow 50th Ward Candidates Debra, Zehra, Peter & Shajan, have a wonderful & Happy Hanukah!

The Festival of Lights (Hanukah) starts this Monday, 7th of December and will last until Monday, 14th of December.

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    Oy to the vey--can we leave politics out of it for once?

    Yup, first candle’s the 16th. And there are Jews in the 40th, 46th, 48th and 49th Wards too--so let’s extend the Hanukkah wishes (whether in English, Hebrew, Yiddish or Ladino) to all of RP/W.Ridge/Edgewater/Uptown (and our neighbors in Lincolnwood, Evanston, Skokie & Niles as well)!

  • Fuji Shioura Independent Alderman Candidate Fuji

    Oy to the Veh ... That's really a cool term.

Dec 07

Updated Dec 10

50th Ward Ckecklist

50th Ward Checklist By Fuji & Friends.

To all my fellow 50th Ward Candidates Peter, Shajan, Debra & Zehra: Lets work together to get the job done. I personally invite all of you to join me online at EveryBlock.com and publically to make or 50th Ward the best in the city. I'm asking you as a parent and educator lets put politics aside and do it for our kids. All of our kids. Thank you very, very much!

Comments, corrections and question encouraged.

All 50th Ward residents and friends are encouraged to participate.

Like they say in Yiddish "Di gantse velt iz eyn shtot." The whole world is one town ;)

Google Map 50th Ward Checklist

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zUKXZ8tTuC5w.k9W6qh-zn480

  • Fuji Shioura Independent Alderman Candidate Fuji

    Need to add Stop Sign on Mozart Ave. & Devon Ave. on side street, two minor car accidents within minutes of each other this weekend. Crazy. Another merchant said a CPD squad car had a collision with a driver. Nothing too serious thank goidness. Anybody else here experience problems driving on Devon Ave. ?

  • Vic neighbor

    No, Fuji but I experience plenty when riding my bike on Devon. Some of the worst drivers on the north side by far.

  • Fuji Shioura Independent Alderman Candidate Fuji

    Drivers tell me the abrupt change from narrow to wider driving lanes causes constant confusion, traffic jams and aggravation on Devon Ave.

Dec 06

Updated Dec 10

Hearings Scheduled on 50th Ward Nominating Petition Objections, Part 1

Objections have been filed for all the nominating petitions for the alderman’s challengers. If the objections are upheld, some or all of the four challengers could be tossed off the ballot. No objections have been filed against Silverstein’s petitions. Objectors include one candidate, Zehra Quadri, who has filed objections against Fuji Shiourqa, Shajan Kuriakose, and Peter Sifnotis, and two citizens, Jonathan Porter, who has objected to Fuji and Quadri, and Maureen Roche, who opposes Sifnotis’ petitions.

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Objections have been filed for all the nominating petitions for the alderman’s challengers. If the objections are upheld, some or all of the four challengers could be tossed off the ballot. No objections have been filed against Silverstein’s petitions. Objectors include one candidate, Zehra Quadri, who has filed objections against Fuji Shiourqa, Shajan Kuriakose, and Peter Sifnotis, and two citizens, Jonathan Porter, who has objected to Fuji and Quadri, and Maureen Roche, who opposes Sifnotis’ petitions.

All the objections are scheduled to be heard by the CBOE on Dec. 9 in the Lower Level Conference Room at CB”OE offices at 69 W. Washington, beginning with Zehra Quadri’s challenge to Sifnotis at 10:30 am, followed by Roche against Sifnotis at 11, Quadri v. Fuji at 11:30, Jonathan Porter v Fuji at Noon, Quadri v Kuriakose at 12:30, and Porter v Quadri at 1 pm.

All objectors use the same allegations, ie, that some of the signatures were not written by the voters themselves; that some of the signers’ addresses are outside the ward; & that the petitions did not state the office sought, in addition to other objections. Quadri also alleges that in March 2013 Kuriakose voted in another ward, making him ineligible to run in the 50th due to the one-year residency requirement. She is represented by the law firm the Skyles Group. LLC, of Mount Prospect.

Porter & Roche have filed as concerned citizens, but anyone familiar with Chicago politics wouldn’t be surprised to learn they are merely fronting for one of the other candidates. Jonathan Porter is represented by the law firm the Parikh Law Group, LLD of Chicago, and Roche by James P. Nally, PC, of Chicago.

Check this link for details of each case: http://app.chicagoelections.com/documents/general/M2015-HearingSchedule.pdf

  • Fuji Shioura Independent Alderman Candidate Fuji

    Pete, Paco is correct about using your regular proof for residency like utility bills and such. Thanks Paco :) Gracias!

  • Fuji Shioura Independent Alderman Candidate Fuji

    But seriously, anyone here with parking related violations in our 50th Ward, please let me know about it so we can fight it together! www.50thward.com

Dec 10

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Dec 07

Updated Dec 09

Dont hire all in one 312-754-5376

the owner Anthony woodman is a convicted felon for strong arm robbery and his son is fighting Residential burglary charges

  • zippy8 mostly happy resident

    Never know if it could be a personal issue between two people. I do appreciate the warning but one needs to check sources of warnings to be sure it's accurate.

  • SpamAlert Hates being spammed

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Dec 09

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Dec 07

Updated Dec 07

Thiefs

All in one corp 312-754-5376 this is ran by felons and people fighting residential burglury charges

  • Puzel Agnes Posting public records without defimationof charac

    FYI

Dec 07

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Dec 06

Updated Dec 07

christmas string lights recycling

Anybody know where you can recycle christmas lights? I have searched on line and there are recycling places in the burbs, but Chicago does not appear to be in the "network" of burbs that allow cross border recycling. Definitely not a blue bin recyclable.

Dec 06

Updated Dec 06

Parking space.

I have a garage space to rent at Chase and Hamilton.

Dec 03

Updated Dec 05

Stolen tires

Hi neighbors, I just wanted to warn you all about an incident.

A neighbor of mine had all 4 of his tires stolen from his car on Sunday night. He was awaken to find his vehicle on cement blocks Monday morning.

This was at the intersection of Pratt & Fairfield.

Dec 05

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Nov 21

Updated Dec 05

Tips to The Common Cup

Drink your cup of coffee or eat a breakfast danish from local community masters, The Common Cup at 150 W Morse??? Please tip large to support Indo-American Center, a refuge for many, many West Ridge residents needing English classes, support paying for heating/cooling bills, immigration assistance, seniors socialization, job training, and even computer literacy! The tips for ALL of November will benefit Indo-American Center's free services!!

Thank you!

  • Bina's bread and Balkan salad are fantastic!

  • Cityboy Couch miner in Rogers park for 67 years

    I agree about Binas.They have a great Balkan sandwich

Dec 05

  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    ELECTRICAL SERVICE UPGRADE ONLY. NEW SERVICE DROP, NEW METER BOX, NEW APARTMENT CB PANELS.NO WORK IN THE APARTMENTS.

    6420 N. Sacramento Ave. Issued December 3, 2014 Comment

Dec 04

Safety issue -- holiday package deliveries

For those is ERP and WRP...there are women walking around the neighborhoods with a shopping cart and taking packages out of building lobbies. They hit three buildings on our block today (Farwell and Western) and it was reported to the police. Our building has always been fairly secure but the UPS guy didn't close the door entirely after a delivery and that's how they got into our building. So make sure your doors are locked and if you can --...

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For those is ERP and WRP...there are women walking around the neighborhoods with a shopping cart and taking packages out of building lobbies. They hit three buildings on our block today (Farwell and Western) and it was reported to the police. Our building has always been fairly secure but the UPS guy didn't close the door entirely after a delivery and that's how they got into our building. So make sure your doors are locked and if you can -- don't let UPS, FedEx, USPS leave packages if nobody is home to receive them. I know all of this is common sense but a good reminder this time of the year. I didn't see the women but a neighbor across the street did (after they hit two other buildings). The only description I have is that it's two women and a shopping cart.

Dec 04

Chicago Math & Science Academy (CMSA) Ranks Level 1

For the 2nd consecutive year, CMSA has received a Level 1 ranking by CPS.

Dec 04

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Dec 01

Updated Dec 03

50th Ward Aldermanic Race

While I was not surprised to see re-elect lawn signs pop up in the 50th, I would like to hear from her supporters. Can you name 3 things she has done to make this ward better? What I have seen is: more empty storefronts, more non-profits replacing businesses, more gang activity, the crown jewel of CPS getting ready to move to uptown, increased graffiti, fewer garbage cans/more garbage. Other than July 1999, this is the least safe I have felt in the 50th.

  • Sorry - for all the typos in my previous post - wrote it too quickly.

  • mae622, I agree with you. The keys to this election are economic development and community empowerment. The candidate with the strongest viable plans for revitalizing the neighborhood and empowering all stakeholders in the community deserves to win. And I do mean viable--no more empty promises just to win election. The...

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    mae622, I agree with you. The keys to this election are economic development and community empowerment. The candidate with the strongest viable plans for revitalizing the neighborhood and empowering all stakeholders in the community deserves to win. And I do mean viable--no more empty promises just to win election. The voters need to seriously consider not just what the candidate says but also what the candidate has achieved in the past in terms of community betterment. Currently residents have no input, and the actions of local business owners too often disregard the interests of those who live here.

    Check the site below to see what's being done in Chinatown, where a community-based initiative to strengthen the entire community by identifying strengths, problems, and a vision for the future is about to unveil its results. Can you imagine such an initiative occurring here? The last election brought in a new alderman,but did NOT change the old system of selfishness that keeps each ethnic group from considering the interests of any other, fostering and encouraging the old divide-and-conquer politics that result in economic stagnation and a community in name only.

    http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20141203/chinatown/chinatown-vision-plan-will-be-unveiled-monday?utm_source=Bridgeport%2C+Chinatown+%26+McKinley+Park&utm_campaign=6457013d6a-Mailchimp-CHI&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_26fa4e0537-6457013d6a-174058629

Dec 03

Thief Steals Donations After Group’s Play For Charity

After the play, one of the organization’s leaders put the money raised in a lockbox in her car, and parked for a few minutes at Devon and Sacramento. When she got back, someone had smashed the window of the car, and stolen the $2,000 in cash donations, along with checks and credit card receipts.

Dec 03

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Dec 02

Updated Dec 02

Man shot in West Ridge

The man was driving a sedan in the 3100 block of West Devon Avenue about 1:40 a.m. when another car pulled alongside it, police said. A gunman inside the car yelled gang slogans and fired shots before fleeing.

  • Is there anymore information on this? Was the victim a gang member?

Dec 02

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Dec 02

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Nov 29

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Nov 26

Updated Nov 28

Warren Park iceskating rink question

Hi guys,
Before you tell me to make a call or contact the park which I did via email/phone/twitter with no response so I'm asking if anyone can recall something for me?

My parents/sisters are coming to visit us from ex-burbs and we'd like to go skating at the rink at the park and I was checking for their information for ice skate rentals... can anyone tell me if they rent out skates at the park... their information right now is outdated from last years information.

  • Meli Manak OFFICIAL ACCOUNT

    Robin, I did check google, looks like that was updated yesterday but thanks again!

  • Meli Manak OFFICIAL ACCOUNT

    And it was a BLAST!! 6 dollars for rentals, 3 dollars for admissions.

    I also recall a Friday night special but not sure again what they advertised.

Nov 28

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Nov 27

Updated Nov 28

This website is useless

After coming back again, it's just mentally ill politically obsessed multi account trolls. I'm going to go look for a good newsfeed with no comment section.
I hope Moore knows who most of you are and can take quick action towards a restraining order should you take your obsessions to the next step.

I think I see a maniac on a bike with gyros, so I'll wrap up my visit to $hit outa luck cafe.

  • Joe Lake Facebook, Twitter, Klout, EveryBlock, Yahoo Groups

    I get that a lot.

  • hey, when you find that site, drop back in and let us know where it is.

Nov 28

Nov 27

Open Letter To All February 24th, 2015 Chicago Candidates

Let’s start exploring new ideas for this amazing 1921 Chicago landmark. I encourage and invite all Chicago candidates for Alderman, Mayor and voters to explore with me how to successfully repurpose our Historic Chicago Post Office.

Read More at: http://50thward.com/open.html

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