11 hours ago

Updated 6 min ago

Tom Caravette WTF

Dropping your signs in my yard without permission? I wasn't going to vote for you but now you made me want to make sure no one else does either.

  • DarkAngel Lifetime Chicagoan, new Portage Park home owner

    Anyone could have placed that sign there.

  • Richard Price Just moved back to Chicago

    DarkAngel: Moving signs around? What a wonderful way to sabotage an opponent's campaign!

20 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Spark Energy

Is anyone else getting hounded by Spark energy representatives requesting to see their ComEd bill to verify their is a green leaf on it? The guy who comes to my door doesn't seem to care I don't print out my bill and has implored me to log into my computer and show it to him. This seems like border line harrasement and I don't know that I need to share my electric bill detail with Spark Energy.

  • Stay far away from Spark!! This is by far one of the worst businesses out there. I am glad that my nightmare with them is over and they had to pay me back the difference that I did NOT save over a three month period when they switched me illegaly!!

  • They certainly use very strong arm tactics. If you do want to show them your bill, which I would not, remove all personal information, including your account #. If they get your account #, they will "slam" you into their program. (There have been several threads on this). Feel free to tell them no and close the door with no guilt.

2 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Appliance repair

Does anyone in the Portage Park area know of a reliable appliance repairman? Smelled gas, called Peoples. Non-dangerous, but a part needs replacing and Peoples turned off my stove and said we really shouldn't turn it back on until the part is replaced. Minor, but not the kind of thing one should attempt without expertise. How have others handled similar needs? Call a freelancer? Do any of the major appliance retailers offer this service? Thanks.

4 days ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Ald. Nicholas Sposato's Service Office From the 38th Ward to your kitchen table

What's wrong with the above account which commented twice today in a Portage Park thread. The above account was open in 2012 and up to May 2014 events held in Ald. Sposato's 36th Ward were occasionally posted. When did Ald Sposato take over the 38th Ward? Guess Sposato doesn't need to earn the support of the 38th Ward voters he just moves in. Hay Nick how bout showing 38th Ward voters and 38th Ald Cullerton a little respect?

  • Minerva,

    A logical fallacy is a flaw in reasoning. Logical fallacies are like tricks or illusions of thought, and they're often, sometimes sneakily, used to fool people.

    One type of logical fallacy is termed 'false cause'.
    Presuming that a real or perceived relationship between things means that one is the...

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    Minerva,

    A logical fallacy is a flaw in reasoning. Logical fallacies are like tricks or illusions of thought, and they're often, sometimes sneakily, used to fool people.

    One type of logical fallacy is termed 'false cause'.
    Presuming that a real or perceived relationship between things means that one is the cause of the other.

    Many people confuse correlation (things happening together or in sequence) for causation (that one thing actually causes the other to happen). Sometimes correlation is coincidental, or it may be attributable to a common cause.

    Example:
    Pointing to a fancy chart, Roger shows how temperatures have been rising over the past few centuries, whilst at the same time the numbers of pirates have been decreasing; thus pirates cool the world and global warming is a hoax.

    Source: https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/

    Do you think it's only the LOUD squeaky wheel that gets the grease? As you pine for ever lower taxes, you get ever reduced services. It sounds to me like you want a Cadillac on a rustbucket budget.

    The city sewers can not handle the 100 year flood.

    The mayor is well known for his planted instigators. The mayor wants a compliant city council and compliant school board and will go to great lengths to have his guy replace Ald Sposato.

    Minerva,
    Do you have anything,
    ...as a local parent, positive to say?
    ...as a homeowner, positive to say?
    ...as a taxpayer, positive to say?
    ...as a person, positive to say?

  • Maybe you can ask the candidates tomorrow at St. Pat's forum how they intend to address the problem.

3 days ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Stop Zoning Change At 3616-20 N Cicero Near Addison

I just received a letter for a zoning change at this location and they want to open a another Car Wash, the plans are to open up doors on to Cicero Ave this will create delays and huge very huge traffic jams on those sunny days.

Hope there not going to use the alley as a commercial entrance or allow cars through the alley preventing the Police, Fire Department and Ambulance from any life threatening situation or even prevent some...

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I just received a letter for a zoning change at this location and they want to open a another Car Wash, the plans are to open up doors on to Cicero Ave this will create delays and huge very huge traffic jams on those sunny days.

Hope there not going to use the alley as a commercial entrance or allow cars through the alley preventing the Police, Fire Department and Ambulance from any life threatening situation or even prevent some other city services or the utility companies from passage through a grid lock neighborhood.

Let's call our Alderman Ariel Reboyras and complained, so please call him starting MONDAY at 773-794-3095 before the zoning change or he gets his license!!

Protect Our Neighborhood

  • Has the alderman set a date for zone change.There suppose to have a community meeting
    Alderman Ariel Reboyras
    (773) 794-3095 ward office.

  • Happiness. .. there is a car wash / self wash just west of Kilbourne Park. This car wash causes traffic jams on Addison all the time. The problem with this car wash is not the traffic is the rats that it brings. The heaters for the self wash are under...

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    Happiness. .. there is a car wash / self wash just west of Kilbourne Park. This car wash causes traffic jams on Addison all the time. The problem with this car wash is not the traffic is the rats that it brings. The heaters for the self wash are under the sidewalk and it is infested with rats. I have seen them myself. I usually go after work which is 8:30 pm and one night in particular I saw 13 rats. Rats should be an additional concern along with the traffic concern

37 hours ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Apartment For Rent

Large Apartment For Rent in Portage Park. 3 Bedroom, Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Pantry, Bath. 2nd Floor. Call Dom @ 630-220-4387

5 days ago

Updated 19 hours ago

Nadig Newspaper

Where can I conveniently pick up the Press every week? Parking around their office is impossible and we haven't had a newspaper delivered to the house in over 2 years. Whatever happened to kids getting a newspaper route? My two boys had routes for years during their junior high school days before they were old enough to get "real" jobs and it taught them responsibility that fared them well into adulthood.

  • EBKitty Stalking around EB

    Milwaukee and Gale has a box outside by the mail box, and the store in the CTA Blue Line was carrying them, and I think they still do.

  • The bank across the street has them for free laying around right after it's priced an delivered, there's a parking lot there. City Newsstand on Cicero for 50 cents, drive up hop out grab one and split without putting $ in the meter.

Dec 04

Updated 19 hours ago

Portage Park Knitters/Crocheters

I'm trying to find out if anyone out there would be interested in joining a group that would meet on a regular basis at a local coffee shop for an hour or two with like-minded individuals. We can work on a current project or get some advice/tips/help from each other if we are stuck on a project. Just message me on EB if you are interested and let me know what day and time might work best for

  • Bella, I missed the first meeting, but will be there next one and can teach you a granny square. Once you get the pattern down, they are really pretty easy. At least the basic one I do. You can also make one great big square and it becomes the blanket. I've done these for babies.

  • cheesecake chick i want to be the person my dog thinks i am

    Minerva
    Kids Textile Art Adventures for 7-13 year olds at the Fashion Design Center 1200 w 35th st in Bridgeport.

3 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Commercial transportation for seniors who can't walk well

If you have senior who can't walk more than 25 feet with a walker, and can't use stairs anyone have first hand knowledge of a company that can come over scoop the senior up get them into their van transport to a local doctor's visit then bring them back after the appointment and deposit the senior back into their place at home? The senior isn't obese or crappping their pants, or have any medical devices connected to them. They just aren't as mobile as they once were, but do not use a wheelchair, yet.

  • Try contacting Halina Dudek @ the Portage Park Satellite Senior Center. Each month they have a senior caregiver support program. Her contact info (773)744-9022. They are part of the "Senior Services Area Agency on Aging" which provides information on In-Home Assistance, Caregiver Assistance programs, Housing Assistance which includes transportation information. The person running the monthly program, 3rd or 4th Thursday of the month, should have info on ADA Paratransit/Taxi Access Program.

  • A neighbor of mine used to call the local fire department and they would carry her mother's wheelchair up and down the stairs. Pretty sure it was free.
    The daughter also contacted Catholic Charities - and was paid by them to care for her mother. If I can believe her, she earned $2600 a month to stay home and take care of her bed-ridden mother. Can't hurt to call.

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6 days ago

Updated 25 hours ago

Bad Neighbors in Portage Park

What do I do with bad neighbors living next door to me. Noone likes them since they are not friendly at all. They have stalked me, continually park their cars sooo close to me that I cannot open up my hatchback door and many other things too long to post. They have threatened me and my dog while walking where I even wet my pants. I have called the police and waited 4 hrs. on the nite of the incident...

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What do I do with bad neighbors living next door to me. Noone likes them since they are not friendly at all. They have stalked me, continually park their cars sooo close to me that I cannot open up my hatchback door and many other things too long to post. They have threatened me and my dog while walking where I even wet my pants. I have called the police and waited 4 hrs. on the nite of the incident of threat with no response. They want me to move since I am the first neighbor speaking out for the rest who are sooo tired of all their drama in sooo many years. The police know them very well since they have been there on many, many occasions but not with me. I heard that making a complaint with Arena won't get me anywhere from previous complaints people made on different incidents. Will going to the Caps meetings help me? I will not move since I love my apt. and the area and all the neighbors except for them. I will not bow down to them.

  • Make a police report next time you are harassed. If the beat officer refuses, go to the station and ask for the sergeant. Always bring someone with you as a witness. Once the offenders know the police have documented their behavior, they will be less likely to continue. It's good insurance to contact the authorities and start a paper trail.

  • KBC

    This is a good system and costs under $200: https://www.dropcam.com.
    Good luck.

26 hours ago

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3 days ago

Updated 36 hours ago

36th ward aldermanic election candidate information

My home address was changed from the 38th ward to the 36th ward without any input
from me. Now I have an alderman that I did not elect. I see lots of information about the 38th and 45th wards. I need some information about the candidates for the 36th ward.
Help!

  • Welcome to the Club.... of being thrown into the 36th ward !!!

    A mailer just came 1/23 (from Friends of Gilbert Villegas). Apparently our Re-drawn ward, which now puts us into the 36th Ward, seems to be experiencing a Turf War for the Adlermanic positon !!! Some excerpts from a Russ Stewart (Political Analyst Article - December 24, 2014) naming the various candidates can be found at the following link. It makes for an interesting read.

    http://www.russstewart.com/articles/2014/12-24-2014.html

  • Here's more info gleaned from Tribune Questionnaires on four of the candidates for the 36th ward: Vittorio, Aquino, Villegas, and Zaragoza

    http://elections.chicagotribune.com/candidates/christopher-vittorio/

    At lower (and upper) right of the Vittorio response are links to the other three candidates responses.

    Christopher Vittorio
    Omar Aquino
    Gilbert Villegas
    Alonso Zaragoza

40 hours ago

Updated 37 hours ago

The Kilpatrick Renaissance is nearly complete.

The sun may be setting, but it's going to be a new dawn for senior housing in the 45th!

The Kilpatrick Renaissance is nearly complete at 4655 West Berteau Avenue. Seniors 55+ have a new choice in Chicago, where elegant design and a superior level of lifestyle meet affordability.
http://www.therenaissancecompanies.com/nbhd/nbhd/sen_ind.html

  • SpamAlert Hates being spammed

    Thank you for responding, Lester J. Otherwise, I would not have realized as quickly (as the 15 people who already beat me to it) that you were one of the unending number of Kenji-associated trolls that needs muting.

    Aaah, that's better.

  • Good nonanswer. You really get off on namecalling and labeling. You were picked on in school weren't you?

Jan 09

Updated 38 hours ago

  • HoneyBadger resident

    Been a Chicagoan much longer, Beth, and depending on your block it may work though ringing a few doorbells might be better. If someone is in a situation where they can't (not won't) true neighbors would pitch in and help. I can see it working on a block where there...

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    Been a Chicagoan much longer, Beth, and depending on your block it may work though ringing a few doorbells might be better. If someone is in a situation where they can't (not won't) true neighbors would pitch in and help. I can see it working on a block where there are single family homes. Back when I was a homeowner, we talked about going door to door on our block to see if neighbors might be interested in chipping in and having it plowed but it never materialized (and our husbands were already out shoveling - lol). Wouldn't work on my current block - too much turnover in renters and many aren't at all friendly.

    Betsey - am no martyr; cannot renew because I no longer qualify/meet the criteria. Atop that, reputable docs can lose their driver's license and be fined for falsifying info.

  • Michael Homeowner

    It's just shoveling. The city owns the street. Get over it.

Jan 14

Updated 39 hours ago

Plasterer not drywall

Looking to have 2 cielings plastered not drywall any referrals.

  • Charlie Bosco. Used him before. Good work. He has some good reviews on Yelp. 2132 W Melrose Chicago, IL 60618
    Phone number (773) 544-5316

  • I had some work done at my home. Contact Dorian @
    773-807-7377. He's located in Chicago and is very affordable.

2 days ago

Updated 41 hours ago

Voter Registration for the Feb 24th Election Ends Tuesday Jan 27

Voter registration for the February 24th Municipal Election will be closing on January 27th. If you will turn 18 before the February 24th election, moved from your previous address since the last election, or have not registered to vote, you must do so by January 27th in order to be eligible to vote in the upcoming election. For more information on how to register to vote, please click here:

http://www.chicagoelections.com/en/register-to-vote-change-of-address.html

You can also register online here:

https://ova.elections.il.gov/

  • An alderman calling himself an alderman????? THE NERVE!!!!!

  • Paula, Belmont Terrace 9-year resident

    Minerva is completely obsessed with defaming Ald. Sposato before the election- you'll find many examples of this all over EB. She even hijacks threads, changing the topic so she can continue her vicious campaign against him. Pretty shameful in my book.

6 days ago

Updated 41 hours ago

shots heard at merrimac?

Around 8pm I was facing my N side window and heard shots in the direction of Merrimac Pk. Can anyone verify this? About 7 shots in no pattern but all lasted about 15 secs. First was loud then last ones were a little more distant but close. I am by Waveland and Naraganset. I didn't hear any sirens and it was not car backfire or fireworks. Thanks

  • George Diamond Dressing:

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    1/2 cup white vinegar
    2/3 cup vegetable oil
    1/2 cup sugar
    1 tablespoon dry mustard
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    1 small onion, peeled and grated
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    George Diamond Dressing:

    MAKES 40 SERVINGS

    1 (10-ounce) can condensed tomato soup
    1/2 cup white vinegar
    2/3 cup vegetable oil
    1/2 cup sugar
    1 tablespoon dry mustard
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    1 small onion, peeled and grated
    1 clove garlic, peeled and halved

    Place undiluted soup, vinegar, oil, sugar, mustard, salt, pepper, onion and garlic in a blender or food processor fitted with a metal blade. Cover and blend or process on high speed until pureed, about 2 minutes.

    Serve chilled. Store covered leftovers in frig.

    Nutrition facts per tablespoon: 51 calories, 4 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 3 g carbohydrates, 0 g protein, 62 mg sodium, 0 g fiber

  • Paula, Belmont Terrace 9-year resident

    PBR started a thread about shots at Merrimac Park. Dever elementary is located more than 2 miles from Merrimac Park. Discussion about Dever and education is really off topic here.

3 days ago

Updated 47 hours ago

Did you lose a Ventra card?

I found a Ventra card that is registered and has a balance on it. If you lost it and can identify it (it is nicknamed), please PM me.

  • Lisa lisa, I'm sorry, but this one doesn't end in those digits.

    Pattymelt, thanks. I called Ventra, and they asked me to mail it back to them, so that's what I'll do. They can e-mail the owner and notify them. The card has a balance on it that is not...

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    Lisa lisa, I'm sorry, but this one doesn't end in those digits.

    Pattymelt, thanks. I called Ventra, and they asked me to mail it back to them, so that's what I'll do. They can e-mail the owner and notify them. The card has a balance on it that is not enormous, but not insignificant, either. A cash-strapped family is probably missing it.

    Just a plug to everyone who uses Ventra cards: Go online and register your card. If you lose it, you can go to the website and cancel it or transfer the balance to another card.

  • Thank you

47 hours ago

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2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Organic Gardening

If you currently have an organic garden, or you would like to have an organic garden, I would like to offer my assistance. I can help you in creating an organic vegetable and/or herb garden or I can help you tend to a garden you already have. My name is Jose Bautista and my plan is to work in many gardens over the summer. No matter the type of urban farming you have/want: container plants, raised beds, or in-ground, I want to work in it all. I would like to volunteer my time and energy to your garden. If you might be interested please contact me and we can discuss this further. Have a good one.

  • Senseis Taking the road less traveled

    Thank you! I will check out all of these sites.

  • pattymelt is mostly in charge

    José, I sent you an e-mail, I could use some help expanding from a few containers.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

gunfire

omg, i think that was gun fire. i heard 3 bangs and then 3 more, near linder and grace, then the cops came.
Does anyone know what happen?

  • i am at waveland and melvina. i heard it too. i heard 7. one loud then about 10 secs later the other 6. i imagined a car chase and the 6 came when they caught up to each other. i waited to hear sirens but there were none.

  • Not good. Not good at all.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

A Walk to Two Grocers

Time to fire up the new blog. If you would like to have your business be it brick and mortar or home or virtual featured please IM me or leave a comment.

http://www.linkedlocalnetwork.com/blog/2015/01/25/a-walk-to-two-grocers/

2 days ago

Luther North Italian Dinner Saturday, January 31 5 pm -8 pm

Join us in the Luther North cafeteria for a homemade Italian meal by featured chef Marcos Uruchima.
$7 Adults, $5 Senior Citizens, $3 Children. Buy your tickets online at www.luthernorthcollegeprep.org/events Proceeds benefit the LNCP Booster Club.

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Jan 19

Updated 3 days ago

Jeff Berkowitz Interviews Alderman Sposato, 2014

Great information about the state of our local schools and our leadership telling us we cannot have an educational choice.

Great information about push for higher minimum wage, even though the demand and supply does not support it.

Great information about creating opposition for the sake of creating opposition.

Does this point of view match yours?

http://youtu.be/u592ar4hnro?t=1s

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

"HA, I AM A TROLL!!!!! LOL!!!"

You are sick for breaking into my computer just now, forcing my new tab to open with the above message on the address bar. Get a life!

  • Minerva From my kitchen table to yours.

    Robin, I know you are enjoying this, so go ahead and have a laugh at my expense.

    Obviously this was EB TROLL, trying to scare me off, as it was done before on NextDoor.com, just in a different way. The words were chosen well to make the link, don't you think?

    Well, I don't like it, not even a bit!!!!!!! This has been an important computer for my family!!!!!!!!!!!!! You have caused me a headache!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes, you have won this round!

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Hera - I am not enjoying this at all! I am not a believer in schadenfreude. Your privacy has been violated. You should use the link I gave you and file a complaint with the FBI. You should find out why your firewall failed, and get it fixed. No one deserves to have her/his privacy violated.

3 days ago

Register for a free class at Chicago Muay Thai!

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3 days ago

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4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Bulls/Sox Academy and Parks

It would be great to be able to evaluate our parks' programming much like we do it for restaurants and other service providers. This way we could have a better chance to weed out the bad and to bring in the great.

One of outstanding park programs found in the suburbs is the Bulls/Sox Academy. They offer fundamental camps, summer camps and more. The nearest location is in Park Ridge. Hopefully, we can manage to eventually bring the offering closer...

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It would be great to be able to evaluate our parks' programming much like we do it for restaurants and other service providers. This way we could have a better chance to weed out the bad and to bring in the great.

One of outstanding park programs found in the suburbs is the Bulls/Sox Academy. They offer fundamental camps, summer camps and more. The nearest location is in Park Ridge. Hopefully, we can manage to eventually bring the offering closer to home or we will be seeing you there.

http://www.bullssoxacademy.com/

Park Ridge Community Center
Must Register through Park Ridge Park District
1515 Touhy Avenue Park Ridge, IL

Current Offering: Basketball FUNdamentals Camp 6-12yrs
Dates: February 12 - March 5
Days: Thursday
Time: 4:30-6:00pm
Cost: $124
Class: 38704 Code: 31220PRK2

4 days ago

Jan 21

Updated 4 days ago

Decent crowd at the 38th alderman forum

Thoughts and reactions?

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Brisket from Barn and Company

Though we are closest to Blue line I happen to really like the slower, farther away, snaking through the North side Brown line which the 80 gets me to easily, has elevators for us old and infirmed folks and from which you can actually see where you are.

http://brisketinchicago.blogspot.com/2015/01/brisket-from-barn-and-company.html

I am also told we might be getting a serious BBQ place closer to us soon.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Apartement for Rent

Portage Park (Chicago) - Laramie & Hutchinson
Owner Occupied - 3-Unit Brick Building - 3rd Floor
Eat in Kitchen
Spacious Bedroom with His & Her closets
Second Bedroom or Den
Sunny Living Area
Generous Bathroom
Enclosed Private Back Porch/Sun Room
Backyard with Grill
Heat & Laundry Included
Easy street parking
2 Blocks from Portage Park
Good for single or couple
$900
(773) 283-2446

Jan 19

Updated 4 days ago

Cleaning Lady/ies

I'm looking for a cleaning lady. She brings good vacuum and mop. I'll provide the rest of the cleaning products. We are even looking for a pair that would clean together perhaps. Probably once a month, possibly more often. Needs good references and experience.
Looking to pay by hour.

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Apartements for Rent?

Anyone know of any apartments for rent? We loved our place, but unfortunately, he raised the rent by way too much. We are looking around the neighborhood and craigslist, but if anyone knows of anything, please let me know. I love Portage park! Thanks!

  • I though I posted but it didn't go through. Thank you guys. We are searching the neighborhood looking for rent signs. I have checked craigslist, but only one popped up that can be a potential. Thank you OMG for the newspaper link...I am texting and calling away! =)

  • Jane in Irving Park Dog walker extraordinaire

    Padmapper

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

  • I hate irresponsible dog owners who make the rest of us look bad. I'm all for ticketing them, though I wonder how they plan to identify the offenders caught on camera. It's not like dogs have license plates. Security seems like a better idea. But please, with tickets! People who don't clean up after their dogs don't care if you put up signs. If your enforcement has no teeth, it's not going to work on these jerks.

  • Nice. using "teeth" in a dog thread

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

What is in a name? Murder? You're Killing us!!!

Yet the trolls continue to respond in a manner to support the muderers and drug dealers but now I am being redundent in triplicate.

http://heyjackass.com/category/2014-chicago-crime-murder-stats/

  • Forest Glen Vince

    Nothing like a cup of morning crazy.

4 days ago

Nadig Newspaper

You can usually pick up a free nadig at the Mc Donalds on Milwaukee at Gale st. on Wednesday mornings

4 days ago

Thank You Candidates, Audience and Volunteers

The PPNA would like to thank all of the candidates for taking the time to participate in the 38th Ward Aldermanic Forum. The audience easily topped 200 and it was standing room only. Thank you to the attendees for making the event successful. A special thanks to Father Paul Seaman for granting us use of the St Pascal gymnasium, The Filament Theatre for assisting us with the microphones and sound. And of course, great thanks to our Moderator Eric Zorn of the Chicago Tribune.

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5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Oak Street Health???

Anybody know why there was so much police activity? Why they closed so early?

  • Per the scanner someone called in a threat saying that they were going to shoot the place up. CPD was in the process of evacuating the place around 3:40pm

  • Scanner Nerd

    Scanner Nerd to the rescue!

5 days ago

Jan 10

Updated 5 days ago

Neighborhood Infrastructure Menu Program

The following is my response to an e-mail request. I am reluctant to send an e-mail back, because my private info would be disclosed. Let me know if you need anything else.

The actual final expenditure detail by ward by year is located at:
http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/obm/provdrs/cap_improve.html
The 2014 file is called 2014 Program, found close to the tab's bottom on the left side.

My past links referred to a pdf file instead of the Capital Improvement Program tab, which became obsolete...

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The following is my response to an e-mail request. I am reluctant to send an e-mail back, because my private info would be disclosed. Let me know if you need anything else.

The actual final expenditure detail by ward by year is located at:
http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/obm/provdrs/cap_improve.html
The 2014 file is called 2014 Program, found close to the tab's bottom on the left side.

My past links referred to a pdf file instead of the Capital Improvement Program tab, which became obsolete with any subsequent same-year data update.

Once the chosen year file is open, hold CTL key as you press F key. Then enter Ward: 36 to get to the first line of the ward detail. You will find that all 2014 Ward 36 dollars were spent on infrastructure, mostly street resurfacing. No park district expenses.

To find Ward 36th's park spending, you have to go to 2013 and 2012 Menu Report. In 2013, both Shabonna and Hiawattha playlots got $310,277 in total. In 2012, Shabonna got $85,301. These park playlots got multiple sources of funding, grants and ward matching.

  • Ald. Nicholas Sposato's Service Office From the 38th Ward to your kitchen table

    Thank you for posting this "Minerva". Copies of yearly menu expenditures are always available through the city or our office.

    After last years severe winter the streets were in very bad shape so after speaking with members of the community we decided to use the bulk of the 2014 menu...

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    Thank you for posting this "Minerva". Copies of yearly menu expenditures are always available through the city or our office.

    After last years severe winter the streets were in very bad shape so after speaking with members of the community we decided to use the bulk of the 2014 menu funds on street resurfacing. In 2012 and 2013 I allocated funds to improve our local parks. For Hiawatha Park we worked with the Chicago Park District and split the cost 50/50. For Shabbona Park we worked with St. Rep Arroyo and the Chicago Park District to split the cost 3 ways. These park improvements are not only great for the children to have new playgrounds but help improve the neighborhood as a whole which will help attract more families and businesses to the area.

    Again "Minerva" thank you starting this conversation and your continued support!

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