3 hours ago

Updated 23 min ago

Lawnmower Repair/Tuneup

Any recommendations for a lawnmower tuneup shop? The ole Toro has seen better days and I forgot to winterize it last fall...

Apr 09

Updated 1 hour ago

Apartments proposed for site near Jeff Park Metra station

Features include large landscaped courtyard, 48 units in two five-story buildings, interior parking:
http://nadignewspapers.com/2014/04/09/48-unit-apartment-complex-proposed-for-site-at-long-and-argyle-near-jeff-park-metra-station/

22 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Looking for Info on Compost Bin Rebate Program

Did anyone use the compost bin rebate program last year?

http://www.sustainablebackyards.org/

I have a pretty big raised bed garden started next to my garage, and I want to get some compost going for the summer when I rotate out my early greens.

My understanding about the program is that at select vendors in the city, you can get up to 50% back in a rebate on select compost bins. But, I can't find updated info for 2014.

I'm wondering if...

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Did anyone use the compost bin rebate program last year?

http://www.sustainablebackyards.org/

I have a pretty big raised bed garden started next to my garage, and I want to get some compost going for the summer when I rotate out my early greens.

My understanding about the program is that at select vendors in the city, you can get up to 50% back in a rebate on select compost bins. But, I can't find updated info for 2014.

I'm wondering if I need to purchase within city limits at an approved vendor, or if I can buy one from the Home Depot in Niles? They have the one I want in stock... Is the program even active for 2014?

I'm interested in a small, dual-chamber rotating bin. Anybody have any experience with these?

  • FYI, I did the Tree Rebate program last year and bought my tree from a nursery outside of the city (it was in Willowbrook.) It still counted for the rebate.

  • LadyLord Portage Park citizen

    I didn't even know about this...thanks for sharing! I've been meaning to get a compost bin, now I have no excuse.

2 hours ago

5 Cool Things To Do In the 45th This Weekend!

Coperniucus Center - Tributosaurus
Friday, April 25th~Doors: 6:30pm~Concert: 8 pm
Tributosaurus Becomes THE BEATLES, VOL 7, Abbey Road
http://copernicuscenter.org/tributosaurus-4-25/

Fischman Liquors & Tavern
April 25th. 6:00pm
Beer Tapping and Glass Giveaway:
Beyond the Thunder-Gnome
4780 N. Milwaukee
https://www.facebook.com/events/766167593415667/

Filament Theatre presents Cyrano
April 25 thru May 18, 2014
Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 3pm and 7:30pm,
and Sundays at 3pm
The Filament Theatre - 4041 N. Milwaukee Ave.
http://www.filamenttheatre.org/event/cyrano-2/

Aerial dance Chicago
April 26
4028 W. Irving Park rd. Loft...

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Coperniucus Center - Tributosaurus
Friday, April 25th~Doors: 6:30pm~Concert: 8 pm
Tributosaurus Becomes THE BEATLES, VOL 7, Abbey Road
http://copernicuscenter.org/tributosaurus-4-25/

Fischman Liquors & Tavern
April 25th. 6:00pm
Beer Tapping and Glass Giveaway:
Beyond the Thunder-Gnome
4780 N. Milwaukee
https://www.facebook.com/events/766167593415667/

Filament Theatre presents Cyrano
April 25 thru May 18, 2014
Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 3pm and 7:30pm,
and Sundays at 3pm
The Filament Theatre - 4041 N. Milwaukee Ave.
http://www.filamenttheatre.org/event/cyrano-2/

Aerial dance Chicago
April 26
4028 W. Irving Park rd. Loft A
An evening of highly inventive, daring solo dances that stretch from the floor up into three dimensional space.
www.aerialdancechicago.org/upcoming/

The Gift Theatre - Thinner Than Water
Opening: March 31 Closing: May 25
Thursday - Saturday 7:30 pm Sunday Matinee 2:30 pm
http://thegifttheatre.org/shows-events/thinner-than-water

AND…remember CrossFit Chisel's Grand Opening Party is this Sunday, April 27th at 1pm!

24 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Users on everyblock

neighbors, without sparking to much debate I am curious your views on something. Lots of accusations by many about others having multiple names, then there are the opinions that are often strong and heated by folks who clearly want to remain hidden. These opinions as you know can be everything from neighborhood issues to business reviews. What's your thoughts on that issue? Should EB revamp and require neighbors to display who they are? Just general thoughts and I'm sincerely curious what you all think on the subject

  • I only use my first name -- and it is my real first name -- because I like a bit of anonymity. But I have said on here what block I live on and that I live on the corner, so anyone who really wants to know my full name...

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    I only use my first name -- and it is my real first name -- because I like a bit of anonymity. But I have said on here what block I live on and that I live on the corner, so anyone who really wants to know my full name and address can easily find it. Anyone who does know me and reads my posts will say: Yep, that's Gary. I understand Cynthia's and the other women's point. Like Robin, I come here for information and entertainment. Heck, I don't even mute kenji anymore. I usually find him entertaining and when I don't, I just move on. And I have never put arnie in the pink. But J, stay anonymous because those black helicopters are looking for you.

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    Gary - I'm sure J will be fine with a tinfoil hat!

42 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Meet with Alderman Bob Fioretti

Alderman Bob Fioretti is meeting with neighbors across Chicago.

If you would be interested in hosting a meeting with your neighbors and Alderman Bob Fioretti, send an email to dan.kleinman@me.com.

  • I am not following. Did a post get deleted?

    Why is Fioretti associating with the Daleys? That is a huge turn off for me even though I would like ABR. Anyone But Rahm.

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    My best guess it that Ald Fioretti is associating with the Daleys (and Rev Jackson) because he sees this as his roadmap to the 5th floor. This is partially why I am supporting http://my.amaraforchicago.com/

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35 hours ago

Updated 24 hours ago

Dissatisfied with Daycare

Unfortunately, I am not satisfied with my current daycare provider. Are there any providers in Jeff park or portage park you can recommend? I need someone to be able to take care of my 6 month old and also take my other child to portage park school in the mornings. Tue-Fri. Only. I am currently at a 180wkly rate and would like to stay around that as well. Thank tou in advance.

  • C Ped Suburban Irving Park Transplant

    Since you need someone to take kiddo to school you should try care.com

3 days ago

Updated 30 hours ago

What to do?

I went to my backyard to hide eggs for the kids. My fence was slightly open, I didn't think anything of it. To my surprise I found this. I called 311 and non emergency, no one took my complaint or concern.

  • Disgusting junkies.

    Glad your children didn't find it.

    Also, you shouldn't live in fear. It's good to be cautious, but take that evening stroll. Bring a friend or two.

  • Mcctry, look for the lock plate at a locksmith store.Some gate companies make them too.

35 hours ago

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36 hours ago

Seeking Affordable Studio or 1B Apt on NW Side

An 18 year old female is seeking suitable housing on the NW side. Studio or 1B would be ideal as would renting a room with a private bathroom in a house . Maybe you have a finished basement that is no longer used much? Or a small attic apartment? She can pay around $500 per month. She plans to attend college locally after finishing high school. She is a quiet, respectful young lady who speaks English & Polish. Please PM me if you have any leads. Thank you.

46 hours ago

Updated 37 hours ago

Trees cut down?

I was away for a week, and who I got back I found two trees on my block cut down. Any idea why? I do not know what kind they were. With this long winter, I forget which were the Maples and which were not.

42 hours ago

Apr 17

Updated 47 hours ago

Proposed apartment development near Jeff Park transit center.

To me, the investor sounds like another developer who thinks he/ she knows what's best for a neighborhood they don't know or live.

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140417/jefferson-park/jefferson-park-transit-center-area-apartment-complex-planned

  • Me

    *buy

  • Me

    HA the houses over by Kenneth back there by Berteau are garbage! I wouldn't by property back there if it was 1.00 I'm pretty sure the house over by the jewel down kilpatrick are garbage too!

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3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

  • kenji Find us here --> http://reddit.com/r/greatNWside

    You're getting kinda slap happy with the EB posts!

  • I think it's funny that their avatar says ad because their paper is 95 percent ads and press releases.

  • kenji Find us here --> http://reddit.com/r/greatNWside

    I just caught your critique after eyeballing my screen for 23 seconds.

2 days ago

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3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

16th (Jefferson Park) Police District Crime Watch

Information on some of the latest reported incidents in the 16th District are available at:
http://nadignewspapers.com/2014/04/19/local-crime-from-16th-district-4-16-14/

  • kenji Find us here --> http://reddit.com/r/greatNWside

    "available at"? Is this Brian writing the copy for these Nadig, EB posts?

    News about crime isn't tomatoes at Family Fruit Market, Brian.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Ultimate Frisbee

Hi, all. I was wondering if there are any regular Ultimate pick up games at Portage, Wilson, or Jeff Park. I recently finished college and haven't been very active since so I'd like to get active by throwing some discs. Casual or competitive, either is cool.

  • Andy P. 38th for lyphe!

    I'd be interested in playing some organized Ultimate.

  • AFJ Tall guy

    Anybody who responded positively who is interested, you can email me if you want, and if we could scrape together enough people we could get a game going.

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

  • Bill the Engineer NW Side Born & Raised

    Agree or not, Stewart's column is a primary reason I fork over 0.50 for a copy of the Northwest Side Press every week.

    .....

  • He has picked Arena to win reelection as well.

3 days ago

O.A. Thorp Scholastic Academy Fundraiser

Wed, Apr 23, 2014 11:30 to 10 pm

Gale Street Inn and Friends of Thorp are sponsoring a benefit to support O.A, Thorp Scholastic Academy on Wednesday, April 23, 11:30 to 10 pm. A portion of the proceeds of total sales (before tax) from Gale Street Inn will be donated to O.A. Scholastic Academy. This includes lunch, dinner, and carryout meals that are purchased with the flier on our website. http://www.friendsofthorp.org/ Please share with your family, friends and neighbors!

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Left turn signal going northbound at Foster.

Asked you about this on the previous EveryBlock and we still don't have one. And last year Department of water management had installed a new catchbasin in the alley down from my house. The concrete that was used has already cracked all the way through. But please, please get a left turn signal for south bound Milwaukee Ave.

  • Yeah that one is super confusing. And dangerous!!!

  • I usually avoid turning there because its so confusing. I go down to the next block by the police station and turn left there.

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Rib Tips...

Is there a place nearby that has Rib Tips? It seems most places only sell the full or half slab...I do like rib tips, though....

  • He has a knack for that.

  • Brandys on Harlem and Twins on Harlem have tips.They both deliver.Twins tips come with fries and slaw,Brandys come with fries, rice or Greek potatos and garlic bread and soup.Both are pretty good.

3 days ago

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Apr 16

Updated 4 days ago

Looking for best place to buy poppyseed & nut rolls

My sister usually does the traditional holiday baking but this year she just doesn't have time. I'm not a baker and I've seen the poppyseed roll at the Produce Center. I'm wondering if anyone knows if there is any other place that sells both poppyseed and nut rolls.

  • Me

    This Slovakian gal thanks you for the link Anna!
    Kristen, I have seen the bread at Fresh Farms on Touhy!

  • Me

    *Kirsten

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Going rate for house/dog sitter?

I'd like to have someone house/dog sit for us for a week. The dog is super low maintenance - she just needs to be fed once a day and let out a couple of times during the day (into the back yard). The person would also need to sleep at our house . I am thinking of asking a friend to do it, but I want to know what the fair compensation for such a request might be?

  • pattymelt is mostly in charge

    I know someone who does this for a living, she charged me $50 a night, my dog is very hard to walk and I knew she would be able to handle him. It was kind of last minute that I needed her and I can't remember if she gave me a discount because we are acquainted.

  • If you were going with a friend I would say 30 per night and 15 per each additional visit that they let the dog out separate from spending the night. By the description and it being a friend $200 would seem far to me. I pay a neighbor-girl the same price it would cost us to board our dog.... the peace of mind he's at home and I know the funds are going to a friend.

  • efs6220 business manager

    I think 250.00 for a week would be fair. Just make sure they are compatible and compassionate with your dog. If not your dog will be very unhappy!

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6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Brunch

I'm thinking about taking the family for an Easter brunch this Sunday and was hopping (🐇) you fine people might throw out some of your favorite (& affordable) spots for Easter brunches. Thanks!

Mar 27

Updated 5 days ago

In need of vet recommendation

Really need your assistance neighbors, anyone have any good recommendations for vets? In our area or burbs, just need the best vet. Closer obviously better but willing to travel any distance. Let me know and thank you in advance

  • Risers has been the best for me over the last 4 years- prior to that had bad experiences at Abel, TLC and Touhy animal Hosp in Parkridge. Risers has lots of consistently good and conservative vets - they are not quick to jump to meds or tests not needed. I...

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    Risers has been the best for me over the last 4 years- prior to that had bad experiences at Abel, TLC and Touhy animal Hosp in Parkridge. Risers has lots of consistently good and conservative vets - they are not quick to jump to meds or tests not needed. I work as a physician assistant and although I am no vet I have a good understanding and can figure out pretty easy when a vet is being a bit aggressive with tests/meds ect. I also did not like the roaming dog at TLC. It's one thing to have a loose pet in a vets office,....it's another thing when that pet invades your space and makes you uncomfortable when you are trying to comfort your sick pet.

  • Mayfair animal clinic is amazing, all the vets, all the staff A+++++++++++++++. The price is reasonable too!

5 days ago

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6 days ago

Moratorium on new packaged liquor licenses proposed for 45th Ward

Proposed moratorium would not affect plans to open liquor store near Bryn Mawr and Milwaukee
http://nadignewspapers.com/2014/04/18/moratorium-proposed-on-new-liquor-licenses-in-45th-ward/

6 days ago

Your Nominations Wanted for the BEST OF THE 45th WARD • Please Take this Survey!

Your Nominations Wanted for the BEST OF THE 45th WARD • Please Take this Survey!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JSMNXK9

• Best Bar

• Best Restaurant

• Best Retail

• Best Neighbor (Individual)

• Best Neighbor (Business)

• Best Community Organization or Non-Profit

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JSMNXK9

More info:

http://45id.org/event/best-of-the-45th-ward-awards/

Apr 17

Updated 6 days ago

Jefferson Park Transit Center Area Apartment Complex Planned

Before the housing crisis, seven single-family homes were planned for the vacant site near Argyle Street and Long Avenue — a plan much preferred by some neighbors to the current proposal which, they say, is too dense, too big and too tall.

"It will add vitality to the Lawrence Avenue and Milwaukee Avenue area, which is dying," Pikarski said. "Without more feet on the street, Jefferson Park will lose even more businesses. Density is critical."

  • We purchased our home in 1975. My neighbors told me about the neighborhood opposition to the mass destruction of single family homes to be replaced by condos in Jeff Park. Concerns over the proposed Jeff Park CTA Terminal were responded to with assurances of how this transportation hub would support...

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    We purchased our home in 1975. My neighbors told me about the neighborhood opposition to the mass destruction of single family homes to be replaced by condos in Jeff Park. Concerns over the proposed Jeff Park CTA Terminal were responded to with assurances of how this transportation hub would support and enhance the retail area and with the increased residential development around the terminal The Jeff park business area would thrive. The terminal was open in 1970. Over the years I saw many long time businesses close, while I don't think high density and the terminal were the cause, they certainly were the savior.

  • call me Lou Jefferson Park Sox Fan

    The area definitely needs more thriving retail development.

Apr 17

Updated 6 days ago

Tree trimming pick-up / collection service?

Hi all - any recommendations for a service to pick up branches/ big branch limbs we recently cut ourselves? We have a small truck load. Thanks in advance!

  • Sure - Giovanni's Tree Service is in Jefferson Park and very reasonably priced.
    I have used them before.
    773-777-8911

  • If you haul it all out to the curb and call 311 and ask for a forestry service the city will chip it up but be prepared to wait.

    Dennis

  • Call Norwood Park, I know they have a section of of Avondale, they use for people who bring trees, branches, bushes for mulch. If you dont mind hauling it there. Im sure they will take it. PS you dont get to keep the mulch its for the parks to use.

Apr 16

Updated 6 days ago

Polish School

Anyone in the area know where I can send my young daughter to learn Polish?

  • Abdevi Northwest Side

    Check out St. Ladislaus at 3300 N Lockwood. They have polish school

  • There is a Polish school at St Thecla, too. They meet on Saturday.

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Apr 16

Updated 6 days ago

Grocery Gal visits Paulina Market in Lakeview

As much as I love Montrose Deli and Andy's, there's some stuff that only Paulina Market carries. Check out my new Grocery Gal installment. http://grocerygalblog.com/paulina-market/

  • A block away from my son's school! Well worry the trip! It's a great place!

  • Johnny Portage Park

    It's always the sign of a good butcher shop when all of the butchers appear to have worked there since the Nixon administration (and may not have all of their fingers).

Apr 17

Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Park District to Rehab, Build 103 Playgrounds this Year

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Park District General Superintendent Michael P. Kelly, Friends of the Park officials and community members broke ground today to build new playgrounds at Lindblom Park, Murray Park and Kucinski-Murphy Park. These three playgrounds are part of the 103 neighborhood playgrounds that will be refurbished or built across the City in 2014.

Click here for more information:
http://ow.ly/vUl5z

Apr 17

Updated Apr 17

Our Lady of Victory School Parent and Tot Junior PreK Program

Register now for our Parent and Tot Junior PreK Program!
Children and Parents will meet Tuesdays through Thursdays from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM.
The prices are as follows:
Tuesday and Thursday: $1350
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday: $1600
(These prices are for the 2014/2015 school year)
If you have any questions or are interested, please call the school office: (773) 283-2229 or check out our school website at: www.olvchicago.org
We look forward to hearing from you!

  • Good lord! The price of private schooling is outrageous! Wonder how we are supposed to save for their college years.

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