17 hours ago

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Imagine standing in your penthouse and you look down to see Bob Banks looking back at you

Fear is a two way street and around here folks are afraid of two way streets

37 hours ago

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Imagine standing in your back yard and you look up, and 48 windows are looking back at you?

Imagine standing in your back yard and you look up, and 48 windows are looking back at you from the 48 unit apartment building at the end of you block. How will you feel laying out to get some sun, or your kids playing in the splash pool? Never going to happen on your block, maybe not, but would you wish that on anybody? John Arena loves density, and if there is an empty lot or tired old commercial building, a closed church nearby, you are extremely vulnerable. Our old alderman's "spot zoning" was bad enough, but Arena is bad up-zoning on steroids. Before you vote, ask yourself, COULD YOU BE NEXT?

2 days ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Addison &Austin

Any idea what happened at addison n austin i see yellow tape

  • Marisa ! Shall not be infringed! This is why there is a carry and conseal now in Chicago ! The Supreme court ruled that Chicago gun laws were a violation of our Constitution rights! End of story !

  • Bravo Jimmy Mac !

2 days ago

Updated 7 hours ago

New Play in Portage Park - READER Recommended - A MIDWINTER NIGHT'S TALE @Filament Theatre *DISCOUNT

Duplicity Ensemble is presenting their critically-acclaimed new play, A MIDWINTER NIGHT'S TALE, at Filament Theatre in Portage Park (4041 N Milwaukee). Check out this great review in the Chicago Reader: bit.ly/1EKVWr2

The show runs March 20 - April 12 at Filament Theatre (4041 N Milwaukee). Wildly comedic and fast-paced, this world premiere production is perfect for ages 12 and up. If you're looking to see a little bit more storefront theatre in Chicago, then this is a great opportunity for...

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Duplicity Ensemble is presenting their critically-acclaimed new play, A MIDWINTER NIGHT'S TALE, at Filament Theatre in Portage Park (4041 N Milwaukee). Check out this great review in the Chicago Reader: bit.ly/1EKVWr2

The show runs March 20 - April 12 at Filament Theatre (4041 N Milwaukee). Wildly comedic and fast-paced, this world premiere production is perfect for ages 12 and up. If you're looking to see a little bit more storefront theatre in Chicago, then this is a great opportunity for you at a very reasonable price.

Everyblock fans can use the discount code BLOCK to access 2-for-1 tickets to this new play in Portage Park. Just visit www.duplicityensemble.org, click on the "Tickets" tab, and use the discount code BLOCK. Make your plans and get your tickets NOW - before this show melts away!

About the show:
Inspired by last year's relentless Chicago winter (and let's face it, the one currently drawing to a close hasn't been so great either), Duplicity Ensemble combines two of Shakespeare's greatest plays to create the ultimate antidote for cabin fever at Filament Theatre. When four young lovers chance upon into a quiet mountain cabin while looking for shelter from a snowstorm, life is turned upside-down as hearts get broken, muffins get eaten and a play is read in this modern comic mash-up of The Winter's Tale and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Once everything has been spun backwards, can it be set right again?

Performed at Filament Theatre, A Midwinter Night's Tale runs ~ 90 minutes.

Friday, March 20th 8PM - OPENING
Saturday, March 21st 8PM
Sunday, March 22nd 2PM

Thursday, March 26th 8PM
Friday, March 27th 8PM
Saturday, March 28th 2PM
Sunday, March 29th 2PM

Thursday, April 2nd 8PM
Friday, April 3rd 8PM
Saturday, April 4th 8PM
Sunday, April 5th - NO SHOW
Monday, April 6th 8PM - INDUSTRY

Thursday, April 9th 8PM
Friday, April 10th 8PM
Saturday, April 11th 8PM
Sunday, April 12th 2PM - CLOSING

2 days ago

Updated 7 hours ago

36th Ward run off candidate forum

36th WARD, Monday 3/23, Candidate forum for Alderman in Chicago's 36th Ward. The debate was organized by the Bel-Montclare Community Organization. The candidates are Gilbert Villegas and Omar Aquino. The moderator is Alonso Zaragoza.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3GWy9uz-zI

5 days ago

Updated 9 hours ago

BINGO!!!!

This Saturday is the night! Come play BINGO with some great Portage Park folks at Di's Den!!! Brought to you by Portage Park Helping Hands <3

10 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Gardening Yet? All Gardeners Welcome!

The Portage Park Garden Club meets Saturday March 28 at 9:30am, in the Austin/Irving Library at 6100 W Irving Park. The meeting will include an auction to benefit the club, including and not limited to: yard tools, gnomes, trellises, plants, vases,
wind chimes, seeds, planters, gloves, trugs, fairies, pots, containers, planters, chairs, s and elves.

44 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Another shooting

There was a shooting at Pontiac and forest preserve dr. This morning gang bangers

  • DB

    Like I said, foreclosures and plummeting property values are the downfall. That's what brings Section 8. There's no section 8 housing in affluent neighborhoods.

  • Dino V. HVAC guy

    There is a lot of section 8 in affluent neighborhoods, it has all to do with how you are raised that leads to these kids choosing the gangbangers lifestyle, I will choose to a part of this community by volunteering my time at Hiawatha park, library and in the near future my daughters school, will not let these maggots takeover...

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5 days ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Fish Fry

My daughter and son-in-law just moved into Old Irving. Recommendations for Fish Fries please.

  • Irish American Heritage Center has a great one every Friday during Lent.

  • Mike Q. Portage Park resident

    Takeout from Hagens or Franks works too.

45 hours ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Austin and Irving Park

Anyone know what went on last night around Austin and Irving, police cars ,alley taped off lots of police activity.

42 hours ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Chicago Ballet Center Design Competition

Harrington College of Design has organized an interior design competition for the new Chicago Ballet Center facilities at 4041 N Milwaukee (across from the Portage Theater). Designers' presentations and jury selection of the winning design will be Sunday, March 29. The event will begin at 3 with designers presentations starting at 3:30.

Come by and see the innovative, creative designs that will transform a wide open, blank space to an engaging and safe place for creativity to flourish.

This is just the beginning!

  • Minerva Performing Schools. Performing Communities.

    Agree: Northeastern Illinois University is NEIU.

  • Avast

    She's not in Six Corners just likes to comment here all the time.

19 hours ago

Sod instalation

Does anyone know who would do some sod instsll about 60 sq yards.They ould have to remove old grass roto till and grade yard possibly putting new top soil down.

5 days ago

Updated 20 hours ago

Good Job Campaign Workers

Our door has been knocked on by a number of campaign workers; a REAL person (opposed to a robo call) sharing their knowledge and excitement about the candidate they want me to support. The campaign workers have been mostly been positive and provided me with a new piece of information about their candidate. (I fully admit to being a political dunce). As a result, I haven't regretted opening the door and spending a few minutes talking with them. Thanks for walking the blocks and sharing your excitement and knowledge about the candidates.

  • it works! i think I seen publishers clearing house with a big check walk up to tracy's house read the sign and walk right back down without knocking or ringing the bell.

  • Tracy Rowan Author and life-long Chicago resident

    And wouldn't that have been a surprise since I never enter junk like that?

22 hours ago

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3 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

OLV Summer Camp

It's not too late to sign up for summer camp.

  • DMW

    Dunham Park and Jefferson Park run camps from June 15th - August 14th. 9 weeks for 6 hours a day for just over $500. It's about $1.85 an hour. That deal is unreal and better than any deal going. Tshirt, trips and lunch included. Dunham partners with St. Roberts for...

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    Dunham Park and Jefferson Park run camps from June 15th - August 14th. 9 weeks for 6 hours a day for just over $500. It's about $1.85 an hour. That deal is unreal and better than any deal going. Tshirt, trips and lunch included. Dunham partners with St. Roberts for camps to extend the hours also for before and after their camps begin and end. They also partner for after school programming during the school. That is 50 out of 52 weeks during the year. People still do care and the staff is trained well and have a lot of experience.

  • BethNWSide Working mom in a Jeff Park family of 4

    For comparison, St. John's is in that same range. $35/day but it does include the before and after care. For a working parent like me, that works better than some of the camps, like the Park District's, that end earlier.

    But to DMW's point, some of those CPD camps partner...

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    For comparison, St. John's is in that same range. $35/day but it does include the before and after care. For a working parent like me, that works better than some of the camps, like the Park District's, that end earlier.

    But to DMW's point, some of those CPD camps partner to help handle the extended hours.

    We just like being able to go to one place for pick up and drop off and since it is where our kids go to school, there is a comfort level there as well. To each his own, but any way you cut it, I'm sure prices are higher than in the past. That's life!

2 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

Assault/Mugging

Just found out this morning my daughter's boyfriend was attacked Monday evening around 11pm near Portage Park school. As he was walking home someone came up behind him and punched him in his head. They then grabbed him, pushed him face down into the ground and robbed him - took everything including his jacked and shoes. It was a black male in his late teens early 20s. Rather sad that someone can't even walk through the neighbor hood without being...

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Just found out this morning my daughter's boyfriend was attacked Monday evening around 11pm near Portage Park school. As he was walking home someone came up behind him and punched him in his head. They then grabbed him, pushed him face down into the ground and robbed him - took everything including his jacked and shoes. It was a black male in his late teens early 20s. Rather sad that someone can't even walk through the neighbor hood without being in danger.
And, before anyone asks - no, it was not reported to the police. I would pressure him to do so, however numerous past experiences dealing with the police have been more frustrating rather than reassuring. Since my family moved in to Portage Park six years ago we've had the cars broken into 3 times, my father punched in his face from someone with road-rage, someone get out of their car to threaten me, my son both approached by a sexual predator (when he was underage) and held up at gun point and robbed and now my daughter's boyfriend being attacked. I don't see the area getting any better - rather seems that things are getting worse.
Be careful and aware of your surroundings while walking around - and try to walk with someone instead of alone. These scumbags are all over.

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

    Please tell me what "people like you" means to you. To me, a person like me is concerned not just for myself, but for the common good. A person like me doesn't give up on the system that is set up to protect me and others, even if it doesn't...

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    Please tell me what "people like you" means to you. To me, a person like me is concerned not just for myself, but for the common good. A person like me doesn't give up on the system that is set up to protect me and others, even if it doesn't always (and it hasn't) go my way. A person like me encourages others to be active participants in trying to get justice for themselves and others by participating in our justice system, despite disappointments. That's what a person like me is. What kind of person are you? Bitter and afraid, I get that, but why do you give up on justice? Why do you just stand there and take it when people don't do their jobs? Why don't you fight for your rights and hold them accountable? That is what a person like me would do.

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

    Correction: "just one of those people". What do you mean by that? And no, I am not blaming the victim. I am saying that, as a victim, you have rights, and sometimes defending them and demanding them isn't easy, and yes, it's hard to not get discouraged when you've been...

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    Correction: "just one of those people". What do you mean by that? And no, I am not blaming the victim. I am saying that, as a victim, you have rights, and sometimes defending them and demanding them isn't easy, and yes, it's hard to not get discouraged when you've been victimized repeatedly, but that doesn't mean giving up. But when you don't pursue your legal rights and fully participate in the legal system - including a legal system that throws up resistance and disappoints you - then it should not come as a surprise to you when you're system doesn't work. Stand up and fight back! Don't let the criminals violate you, and then let the police do it again. DEMAND the services you deserve!

29 hours ago

Jan 25

Updated 35 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

  • Deutsch portage36

    the post from the 30th ward 11 hours ago says plans are on hold. It looks like the owner has the option of a community meeting. If he decides to have one, it can re- start the entire process. I advise anyone who is against it, or for it, should go to the community meeting.

  • For anyone truly interested in the bad politics of this ward and Alderman Reyoras please watch this video and the story NBC5 news did regarding pawns shops and in particular the one at 5458 West Belmont. The Belmont business corridor (36 business owners) petitioned this and it happened anyway... it...

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    For anyone truly interested in the bad politics of this ward and Alderman Reyoras please watch this video and the story NBC5 news did regarding pawns shops and in particular the one at 5458 West Belmont. The Belmont business corridor (36 business owners) petitioned this and it happened anyway... it is deplorable.

    /www.nbcchicago.com/investigations/Residents-Fight-Pawn-Shop-in-War-of-Words-215934841.html

    Residents Fight Pawn Shop in War of Words
    Up and down the block where Jennifer and Donald Glover live are signs in the window. “No Pawn Shop” they state. The pawn shop they are fighting will be located in the 6400 block of North Avenue, a few blocks...
    NBCCHICAGO.COM

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40 hours ago

Get ready to vote! Hear from 36th ward aldermanic candidates

Get ready for Chicago's April 7th runoff elections with this video from an aldermanic candidate forum featuring Omar Aquino and Gilbert Villegas, which was hosted by the Bel-Montclare Community Organization: http://t.co/IEHX13xVsc.

3 days ago

Updated 45 hours ago

St. Pascal Summer School Program

Looking for a summer program that is filled with academics and plenty of fun activities? Registration is ongoing for the 2015 summer school program. This program is open to all students entering Jr. Kindergarten through 7th grade in the 2015-2016 school year. Call the school office at (773)-736-8806 if you any questions or if you would like a registration form sent to your home. The form can also be found online- stpascalschool.com. A reduced weekly tuition rate is available only until May 1. Mrs. Finneke, Ms. Bertagna, Miss Jessie, Miss Katie, and Miss Nora are running the program again this year.

  • Darlene in Chicago Faculty member

    St. Pascal School's summer program is very popular. I hope that if you are looking for a camp or program for your children this summer, you consider this one.

  • Misplaced Texan Fourth Year In PP

    Our daughter has attended for the last three years and loves it. They have lots of fun, but manage to squeeze in some learning as well. Lots of field trips too. We highly recommend.

    As a bonus they offer onsite before and after school care (for extra, but reasonable charge).

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Mar 04

Updated 2 days ago

josi's is open now!

Josi's is open now, closes 9pm today. Not too late to get your josi's fix!

2 days ago

Mar 20

Updated 2 days ago

36th Ward candidate forum this coming Monday

Every 36th Ward resident is invited to the 36th Ward candidate debate between Omar Aquino and Gilbert Villegas. The forum starts at 6:30 on March 23 at the Narragansett Church of God at 2254 N. Narragansett.

https://www.facebook.com/events/932515570092604/

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Looking for a local auto repair shop. Please share your recommendations.

Friends - The car has decided to start misfiring and I need to bring in the professionals. I have been going to Pete's on Higgins for the past 4 years and want to give another shop a try. Can I trouble yous for recommendations? Thanks

  • I agree with wicked fast BMW not every mechanic can work on every car. I own a German car, and not every mechanic can work on them. I made the mistake of taking my German car to one of the small shops in the neighborhood for them to change my...

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    I agree with wicked fast BMW not every mechanic can work on every car. I own a German car, and not every mechanic can work on them. I made the mistake of taking my German car to one of the small shops in the neighborhood for them to change my radiator hose. Well, I guess they didn't flush the radiator leaving a bubble which messed up my engine pretty bad. They also wouldn't stand behid their "warranty". I had to take the car to the dealer and pay 4000 dollars for the repair. The dealer even stated it was the shops fault, and if they had replaced the hose they would have paid for all the damage to the engine.

    So moral of the story go to the dealer or a large company. Not just some small shop that will look the other way when they mess up. Oh and BTW the mechanic that did this to my car is listed above.

  • steven 60706 resident

    You must be a good
    Swimmer West is right not East

Mar 15

Updated 2 days ago

hot dogs

Has anyone else noticed a big deference in the hot dogs at Gene & Jude Red Hot Stand??? I hate to see it go. Does anyone know what has changed!! I used to like Jimmy's hot dogs, then Gene and Jude's... Has anyone else noticed a change, or is it just my taste has changed??

  • @lothario,

    yes, I like salt, test put salt in range thou, I think it is partial because I have high potassium levels. actually I had some test last week.

    bp 108/70 pulse 71 bmi 25.09kgm2 18% body fat

    blood ph 7.34 clinical range 7.36-7.44

    electrolyte profile

    salt (na) 141 clinical range 136 - 146 mmoi/l
    k 4.49 clinical range 3.60-5.00 mmoi/l
    ca++ 4.85 clinical range 4.40-5.20 mg/dl
    mg++ 1.41 clinical range 1.09-1.63 mgdl

    glucose (fasting)

    92 clinical range 65-99mg/dl

  • sorry, correct blood ph is 7.38, I looked at the prior result comparison.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Peoples Gas Neighborhood Upgrades Installation: Landscaping Disaster

Anyone else upset about the way these upgrades were handled? Essentially, they dug up the land, did something underneath it, installed a pipe for a new meter (I assume) and dumped sand in to replace the soil. They also actually ripped up the sidewalk to do this work and then filled it in with Gravel. In addition, they spray painted the sidewalk with a permanent paint.

  • Helen R Portage Park resident since 1983

    The new gas lines were done on my block several years ago. They did an excellent job of putting it back together. I would think the timing of this project (winter) is the problem.

  • Portage Parker Posey Proud Portage Park homeowner since 2006

    Michels tore up our block's sidewalks in late fall and are only now beginning to set forms and pour replacement concrete. We participated in the city's sidewalk share replacement program 1.5 years ago, and 6/8 squares we paid for were damaged (removed, corner cracks, overcuts and heaving out of level)....

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    Michels tore up our block's sidewalks in late fall and are only now beginning to set forms and pour replacement concrete. We participated in the city's sidewalk share replacement program 1.5 years ago, and 6/8 squares we paid for were damaged (removed, corner cracks, overcuts and heaving out of level). But only 3 were painted for replacement, which is an issue. Peoples Gas should be embarrassed about how poorly this project and its impact has been communicated to customers. I've gotten no information from the PG CS # and no calls returned by supervisors they forward me to. Alderman is frustrated as well but offered no contact information for the contractor for our block. A fellow neighbor finally tracked down the foreman on the project the day the concrete work was to begin. PG and Alderman should be much more forthcoming with the contact information. Communication goes a long way to manage expectations.

Mar 17

Updated 2 days ago

Caps meeting Tonight Merrimac Park

7 pm to discuss the last 2 shootings in the neighborhood !

  • Melissa Starosta Concerned resident

    When is the next CAPS Meeting at Merrimac Park? Would like follow up discussion on 2 shootings and neighborhood gang activity!!! I was unable to attend on March 17.

Feb 24

Updated 2 days ago

Stolen Dog ALERT

Please keep an eye out for this dog that was stolen at a gas station this morning: "Cloud aka Neven is a 16.5 lb golden retriever mix that was stolen from his owners car and loaded into a black minivan this morning as she was getting gas at the Shell gas station at the intersection of Cicero/Montrose in Chicago. 4401 North Cicero Avenue, Chicago, IL 60630"

Police have been notified.

http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=390490

This is not my dog, but sharing information.

  • The original "stolen dog" story is full of holes. If this vet dumped Neven there is very little legal action that can be taken but her practice and reputation could be severely damaged. It's horrible when anyone treats an animal in this matter (or any living creature) but it goes...

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    The original "stolen dog" story is full of holes. If this vet dumped Neven there is very little legal action that can be taken but her practice and reputation could be severely damaged. It's horrible when anyone treats an animal in this matter (or any living creature) but it goes way beyond horrible when it is a veterinarian. The licensing board for Vets takes all complaints seriously and may be a good place to start. Caution and facts needs to take precedence over emotion but I do think this needs to be investigated and if I am not mistaken she had another incident that was suspect with a dog she owned (please note, I did not fact check this information)
    Sarah I am so sorry this happened to you. Thank you for being willing to adopt, foster and allow yourself to be subject to this kind of heartbreak despite all your best and careful efforts.

  • Paula, Belmont Terrace 9-year resident

    Sarah, I am so sorry for your loss. It's hard to imagine that there are people who are so careless and irresponsible as Ms. Davis. You did your very best to help Neven prepare for a forever home. Remember that he had a wonderful life during the months he was cared for by you- he was very lucky in that way. Thank you for fostering rescued animals. I hope you're able to continue doing this important work.

2 days ago

What has John Garrido done to bring officers to the 45th ward?

After hearing the debates between alderman Arena and John Garrido and hearing their main arguments, my question is what has John Garrido done as a police lieutenant to bring more police officers to the ward since he works at the 16th district police station?

On his website he states "Portage Park is on the front line of this bat­tle, and we need all the resources we can get to keep this and other ward neigh­bor­hoods safe. I know and under­stand...

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After hearing the debates between alderman Arena and John Garrido and hearing their main arguments, my question is what has John Garrido done as a police lieutenant to bring more police officers to the ward since he works at the 16th district police station?

On his website he states "Portage Park is on the front line of this bat­tle, and we need all the resources we can get to keep this and other ward neigh­bor­hoods safe. I know and under­stand how the Chicago Police Department works. As alder­man, I will demand that our com­mu­nity is pro­vided with the nec­es­sary police man­power and equip­ment to com­bat these vio­lent gangs and keep our streets safe."
http://johngarrido.com/issues/public-safety/

At his current position has he demanded more officers be brought to the ward? Many may say that is not his job, but when you google "What does a police lieutenant do?" you get
"As a police lieutenant you lead. You're the frontline commander of the police department. You pass orders from the top level of command to the police sergeants, who in turn relay those orders to the police officers and detectives."

He says he will demand more officers as alderman but has he done the same as a lieutenant? If he has not at his current position why would that change when he is an alderman?

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

"Protecting the Character of Established Residential Neighborhoods."

That is one of the first three reasons given under the City of Chicago's Zoning Ordinance book, it's listed on one of the first pages, under "Purpose and Intent" (Section 17-1-500). SO HOW DOES ADDING A FIVE FLOOR 48 UNIT RENTAL APARTMENT BUILDING MAINTAIN THE CHARACTER OF A NEIGHBORHOOD DOMINATED BY SINGLE-FAMILY HOMES AND 2-FLATS? www.jeffersonparkfreepress.com

  • Nope....must be a missing link. And like Johnny says " what does it really matter".

  • Yes, Ryan, there's a lot that has to be considered in urban planning as you know through your knowledge and experience with this weighty issue. Anything less and we'd simply wind up with those huge mega residences like that 1909 Burnham plan. Well, they indeed got their shopping mega malls,...

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    Yes, Ryan, there's a lot that has to be considered in urban planning as you know through your knowledge and experience with this weighty issue. Anything less and we'd simply wind up with those huge mega residences like that 1909 Burnham plan. Well, they indeed got their shopping mega malls, didn't they! But in your last post you put your finger on the one component that seems to be behind all the emotion and ill will (not from you I should add) surrounding the local planning, and that is guiding of housing development based on "market conditions".

Mar 07

Updated 2 days ago

Robotics ... for Kids at Loyola University, May 3rd, 10-4, for ~$30 !!!

The future workforce will depend increasingly on technology, irrespective if they will end-up in the office or on the factory floor. Thus, it is crucial to introduce our children to programming, robotics and engineering early on.

Check out this amazing opportunity, a steal indeed, from Devoxx4Kids at
http://www.meetup.com/Devoxx4Kids-Chicagoland-Area/
or
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/devoxx4kids-chicagoland-tech-fun-field-day-midtier-track-tickets-15891700504

Learn about Devoxx4Kids' worldly mission at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOkIqXQ6z18

Learn about their teaching methods and tools at http://www.slideshare.net/arungupta1/programming-tokids-geecon

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Hello Neigborhood

Hello all,

My wife Rebekah and I just moved to the neighborhood. We bought our first house and are super excited!!!

  • Lynn OIP Resident / CPS Mom

    Welcome, Tim and Rebekah. I'm not sure where you live, but if you are in Old Irving Park, you might want to check out our neighborhood association. www.oldirvingpark.com. We have a monthly newsletter delivered to your door, weekly e-mail blast with activities, daily facebook updates, and monthly meetings. Oh - and a really active google group!

  • Welcome! I hope you like it, it's a great place to start and stay. You have come at an excellent time; the six corners area has been slowly turning around and filling in more vacant spots, you'll never know what new store or business will open up next. If you have any questions or concerns, this is a great web site to get support from your community. :)

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Mar 18

Updated 3 days ago

Want to start a Block Club?

I was at the CAPS meeting last night, I'm the "block club girl". I just wanted to reach out and let anyone who wants to try and start their own block club but wants some help with how to start please feel free to contact me!! You can reply to this post or reach me via email at our block club email: eddyblockclub@gmail.com.

It can be such an overwhelming task to start something like this but it is so worth...

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I was at the CAPS meeting last night, I'm the "block club girl". I just wanted to reach out and let anyone who wants to try and start their own block club but wants some help with how to start please feel free to contact me!! You can reply to this post or reach me via email at our block club email: eddyblockclub@gmail.com.

It can be such an overwhelming task to start something like this but it is so worth it. With warmer weather around the corner now is the time to get out, get to know your neighbors and get active in your community.

I will be cross posting this in both Ward 36 & 38 as well as some of the "neighborhoods" here on EveryBlock and Next Door.

Mar 15

Updated 3 days ago

Shooting on 5800 block of W. Patterson

Does anyone know what happened this afternoon on Patterson Ave.? All I can find is that a man what shot in the head around 1pm this afternoon.

  • Carry and conseal !

  • wayne 25 year Irving&Austin res.

    @Bob, B....Drugs are the most profitable funding of today's street gangs...Back in the day, it was also murder for hire, but today drug money funds the soul of the street gangs and they WILL protect the control of the cash!! Drug sales have been brisk! Keep your head low!!

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Family Fruit Market Update per the 6 Corners Newsletter

I know there've been posts about whether the fruit market is closing, so I thought I'd post this here. See below.

"Family Fruit Market Considering Offers
Words have been circulating for many months about the potential closing of Family Fruit Market which has been opened at Six Corners since 1993.

When we reached out to the manager a few months back, he assured us that FFM did not have plans to close. We reached out to him yesterday and he...

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I know there've been posts about whether the fruit market is closing, so I thought I'd post this here. See below.

"Family Fruit Market Considering Offers
Words have been circulating for many months about the potential closing of Family Fruit Market which has been opened at Six Corners since 1993.

When we reached out to the manager a few months back, he assured us that FFM did not have plans to close. We reached out to him yesterday and he informed us that FFM has been receiving offers for their property that includes the building and parking lot as well as the parking lot across the street for the past few years. They have recently been reviewing more serious offers. While there is not a closing date nor plans to close down without a sale of the property, should the property sell, they will move forward immediately with the transfer to the new owners.

Thank you for your continued support of our independent businesses at Six Corners! "

-6 Corners Newsletter 3.23

Mar 10

Updated 3 days ago

Need emergency help with sewer back-up

Dear Neighbors,
I need any advice or suggestions for an emergency plumbing drama in my building. You all have helped me out before and I am hoping you all can help me out again. Over a week ago, my basement started to flood. And it has not stopped since. I have had several plumbers come out. Two separate plumbers have rodded the line numerous times from the catch basin, plumbing stack, and inside drain closest to street side (don't know...

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Dear Neighbors,
I need any advice or suggestions for an emergency plumbing drama in my building. You all have helped me out before and I am hoping you all can help me out again. Over a week ago, my basement started to flood. And it has not stopped since. I have had several plumbers come out. Two separate plumbers have rodded the line numerous times from the catch basin, plumbing stack, and inside drain closest to street side (don't know what that drain is called). The last plumber I worked with, that came out this last Friday, who works with the City Private Drain Program, told me the problem is definitely street side. The line is so congested they could not even camera the line. Water is not flowing out. Sewer water is, in fact, flowing in. Flooding is a daily threat and my family has to manually pump out the water daily. The plumber believes it may be a gas line that damaged the water line since they changed the meters from inside to outside in the fall. Peoples Gas says the City should come out first with Private Drain program. I have called Peoples Gas repeatly to at least review the work with no response. But City needs plumber to rod line and "prove" City damage. This poses a serious and dangerous issue if the rod and crack the gas line. I am working with the plumber to pull a permit and get an appointment with the City, though nothing has happened as of yet. Even if is it not a Peoples Gas issue, the City could take weeks to fix this. I have called Alderman Cullerton's office and didn't get any more answers. I am in need of immediate relief of this issue. Any thought or ideas of what to do to expedite the issue? Also, I am by Central and Cullom, anyone else having this issue?? Thanks!

  • Paula, tree root invasion might be a complicated answer. First step might be to ask your house insurance agent. Making it clear you are not expecting to file a claim, but asking if agent knows the normal practice on this kind of thing. At a minimum your agent can tell you what happens if your neighbor's tree falls on your property....and your (limited??) rights to trim the tree at your property line.

  • Christine, any update?

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Ready for Spring Floods/Sewage Backup?

Anyone have the best cost effective solution to stopping sewage backup in basements due to floods? I'm planning on trying a drain plug for the basement drain but what about the utility sink that also lets in sewage? The last few years were exhausting...

3 days ago

Six Corners Renaissance Gets Big Boost as Boarded-Up Stores Get Snapped Up

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150324/portage-park/six-corners-renaissance-gets-big-boost-as-boarded-up-stores-get-snapped-up

The fact that Condor bought the properties — which were in foreclosure at one point — without first asking the city for financial assistance or a zoning change is an indication that the rebirth of Six Corners has firmly taken root, said Owen Brugh, chief of staff for Ald. John Arena (45th).

"Businesses beget businesses," Brugh said. "This tells you where Six Corners is going, and evidence that the district is moving in the right direction."

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