17 hours ago

Updated 53 min 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.

  • Jac Charlier AKA Citizen Jac Working to build community

    Bob - Is he running for mayor? I see the comment but want to hear from you directly. Do not want to assume. If not, is he on another candidate's campaign? Thanks.

  • J

    I would consider voting for him simply because he is a lesser evil than the pr*ck we now have on the 5th floor. Fioretti's position with Felony Franks was proof his politics are rather infantile. Government has absolutely no authority to pressure its citizens and businesses on issues regarding public...

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    I would consider voting for him simply because he is a lesser evil than the pr*ck we now have on the 5th floor. Fioretti's position with Felony Franks was proof his politics are rather infantile. Government has absolutely no authority to pressure its citizens and businesses on issues regarding public smoking, seat belts, tanning beds, plastic bags and names of businesses. Get ready for the Libertarian uprising. It ain't gonna be pretty and may even get violent. People like me are tired of signing over our paychecks to those who think that because they were elected to a particular position they somehow know better than the rest of us.

2 days ago

Updated 5 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.

9 hours ago

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9 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.

10 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.

21 hours ago

Updated 12 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.

17 hours ago

6 days ago

Updated 21 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!

33 hours ago

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2 days ago

Updated 44 hours 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.

44 hours ago

45 hours ago

Apr 09

Updated 45 hours 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/

  • Nadig Newspapers Publishing on NW Side since 1940

    I have been asked if the developer, American Colony Homes, is the same entity which once wanted to build single-family homes on the site, and it is the same developer. About 8 years ago when American Colony announced plans for the site, former alderman Patrick Levar said that he had several requests to build condos on the site but that he would only allow single-family homes. A year or two later, the real estate market collapsed, and the houses were never built, but American Colony continued to own the property.

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

    Hold on. Is this Brian? Or your old man?

2 days ago

Updated 45 hours 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.

3 days ago

Updated 46 hours 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.

2 days ago

Updated 46 hours 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.

2 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!

3 days ago

Updated 2 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.

5 days ago

Updated 2 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.

2 days ago

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Apr 16

Updated 3 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

5 days ago

Updated 3 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!

3 days ago

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5 days ago

Updated 4 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 4 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!

4 days ago

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5 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/

5 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/

6 days ago

Updated 5 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.

6 days ago

Updated 5 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 5 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.

5 days ago

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6 days ago

Updated 5 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).

6 days ago

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

6 days ago

Updated 6 days ago

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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Apr 07

Updated 6 days ago

Putting a stop to doorstep litter? (RedPlum & Yellow Pages)

I am getting really tired of seeing these Tribune/RedPlum coupon newspaper things showing up at my house and every other house in the neighborhood, only to either build up on doorsteps or be taken directly to the recycle bin (at our house anyway; maybe others don't even recycle them). I believe that there are ways to opt out of receiving these things, but, by and large, it seems that most people have no desire to receive them. This is a...

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I am getting really tired of seeing these Tribune/RedPlum coupon newspaper things showing up at my house and every other house in the neighborhood, only to either build up on doorsteps or be taken directly to the recycle bin (at our house anyway; maybe others don't even recycle them). I believe that there are ways to opt out of receiving these things, but, by and large, it seems that most people have no desire to receive them. This is a huge waste of paper and an eyesore in all neighborhoods across Chicago as they sit out. I personally think that people should have to opt-in to receive these sorts of things not go through time consuming steps to *try* and opt-out of receiving them.

How is it that this sort of unsolicited material that arrives at our homes only to be thrown out is allowed? Why does the city not consider this to be littering or some other violation?

I hardly know anyone that uses a phonebook these days, yet they arrive on our doorsteps only to sit there for weeks/months rotting in the rain, until they are finally all picked up and disposed of. The Tribune/RedPlum papers may not sit out for as long as phone books usually do, but they arrive a couple times a week and I am getting really tired of picking them up.

Can't we get these things to stop? I know that there was a law suit filed over the RedPlum papers last summer; not sure how that ended up though, if it has even been resolved yet... http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/20318975-418/residents-sue-chicago-tribune-over-nuisance-coupons.html

Apr 08

Updated 6 days ago

Yellow Rose Cafe

Best Homemade Corned Beef Hash in Chicago.... Come Give Us A Try,
5640 N Elston Ave

  • My family loves Yellow Rose -- been going there for at least 6 years. We've always found the staff to be exceedingly friendly, the portions generous and the prices reasonable. I recommend it to anyone who asks; it's a hidden gem. Sorry to hear that others have had a bad experience there.

  • Thanks Thomas glad you love the Yellow Rose

Apr 11

Updated Apr 16

Forestry Cutting Down Infected Trees

As many of you have noticed, the City's Bureau of Forestry is cutting down many trees in our community. We expect this to continue throughout the spring and summer. There are, at this point, 402 trees slated to be cut down, with more awaiting inspection.

Most of the trees that are coming down are infected with the emerald ash borer, an invasive bug that eats the tree from the inside out. Almost every ash tree in the area is infected....

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As many of you have noticed, the City's Bureau of Forestry is cutting down many trees in our community. We expect this to continue throughout the spring and summer. There are, at this point, 402 trees slated to be cut down, with more awaiting inspection.

Most of the trees that are coming down are infected with the emerald ash borer, an invasive bug that eats the tree from the inside out. Almost every ash tree in the area is infected. And even if a tree looks well, the ash borer is likely killing the tree and creating a hazard.

It is going to take years for us to work through the devastation caused by this insect.

The good news is that the city is beginning to plant trees again. If you would like a tree, please email us. Please note, we cannot guarantee a specific type of tree.

ward45@cityofchicago.org

Apr 08

Updated Apr 16

Tree trimming

I have a large tree that needs trimming - by a licensed and insured service. Does anyone have a recommendation?

  • If the trees are in the parkway they need to be cared for by the City or a company authorized by the City. The Care of Trees is authorized. There are probably other companies, too.

    We have used The Care of Trees for years.

    Good luck.

  • I don't know about what PeralK says about Care of Trees being authorized by the City to trim parkway trees...but I heard they have had and might still have a business relationship with Wright College, working on their trees and supplying them with wood chips for landscaping.

Apr 15

Updated Apr 16

Softball Leagues

Jefferson Park is still looking for Adult Softball teams/players for the Men's and Co-Rec Leagues. Call Kevin at 773.685.3316

  • B-NWside Lifetime Northwest Sider....

    It's Chicago...12" softball is king.

  • These are both 16" leagues!

    B-NWside if your wife knows at least 4 teams that want to play we can start a Women's league (for this season).

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