18 hours ago

Updated 2 min ago

Dinner for 40 Restaurant

A friend is looking for a restaurant space for her husband's 40th birthday. For next Saturday, for roughly 40 people. Another restaurant just canceled due to a miscommunication between the owners so she is scrambling big time.

We know Saturday is tough, but does anyone know a space that could handle that number? Somewhere here on the NW side is preferable.

Thanks!

  • Biagio
    4242 N Central Ave,
    Chicago, IL 60634
    (773) 736-9009

  • Mira MiraK.

    1. Windsor Tavern on Milwaukee and Windsor has a private area downstairs - good variety of excellent food and beer and great service.
    Casual atmosphere - good for this age group.

    2. Poretta's - excellent food; old school Chicago.

5 days ago

Updated 10 min ago

Six more weeks...

The illusive Chicago voter has poked out through its burrow and made it mark, calling for 6 more weeks of stuffed mailboxes and call bank calls.

  • Chuck I do not believe the info put out by the Alderman validate this either way. I am not sure what you are asking? But since you are on the Board of Directors for the Filament theater does it really matter? Nothing anyone states that is anti Arena will abode well with you.

  • Since we are discussing zoning meetings and TIF funds the other developer Clark street also requested TIF funds months ago. When is the zoning meeting for them and the neighborhood presentation? Did I miss it? I know it has been almost a year that project started. Is there any neighborhood input on that? What is going in that location. Does anyone know? Despite what you may think I am excited for both projects to happen.

2 days ago

Updated 31 min ago

Deep dish pizza northwest side

Is there anywhere in the area to get good deep dish pizza. We have friends flying in with a long lay over at O'Hare who want to try some but not enough time in the schedule to risk heading downtown. Thanks for your suggestions.

  • Jill,

    You've had one of the very the best deep dish pizzas, now try the rest. Agree with froghair1 that a deep dish (or pan & stuffed) pizza tour is a worthwhile endeavor, but why not expand your horizons to other styles/variations like New York, New Haven, Italian bakery, wood-fired...

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    Jill,

    You've had one of the very the best deep dish pizzas, now try the rest. Agree with froghair1 that a deep dish (or pan & stuffed) pizza tour is a worthwhile endeavor, but why not expand your horizons to other styles/variations like New York, New Haven, Italian bakery, wood-fired or coal-fired brick oven Neapolitan, Sicilian, double-decker (thin crust atop thin crust), calzone, stromboli, panzarotti, etc.? More to follow in a subsequent post. Then, pick a couple of favorites and select a special month, week or day to have a pizza party feast. Here are some suggestions:

    National Pizza Month (October), National Pizza Week (2nd week in January), National Pizza Day (February 9th), National Cheese Pizza Day (September 5), National Pepperoni Pizza Day (September 20), National Sausage Pizza Day (October 11), or National Pizza with Everything Except Anchovies Day (November 12).

  • Pizza debates are almost as emotionally charged and lively as discussions concerning religion or politics. Pizza fanatics are among the most zealously opinionated foodies on the planet. That said, here's is a list of some better pizzas to try…

    First a list of different varieties of pizza that I've tried...

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    Pizza debates are almost as emotionally charged and lively as discussions concerning religion or politics. Pizza fanatics are among the most zealously opinionated foodies on the planet. That said, here's is a list of some better pizzas to try…

    First a list of different varieties of pizza that I've tried and can vouch for … Pat's Pizza, Pete's Pizza #2, Trattoria Poretta, Chicago Pizza & Oven Grinder, La Villa, Home Run Inn Pizza, Mr V's, Geo's Pizza, Pequods Pizza, Gullivers Pizza & Pub, Pizzeria Uno, Pizzeria Due, Gino's East, (one close to O'Hare Airport), Spacca Napoli, Forno Rosso Pizzeria Napoletano, Cafe Luigi, Piece Brewery & Pizzeria and, Marie's Pizza & Liquors, Colletti's, Dino's Pizza & Italian Restaurant, trio's Pizza, Phil's Pizza D'Oro. Try Malnati's thin crust, different from all the rest except Pizano's because it's another Malnati family establishment.

    On my list of one's I've not yet to try but have heard good things about ... Art of Pizza, Antica Pizzeria, Pizzeria da Nella, Coalfire Pizza, Jimmy's Pizza Cafe, Pizza By Alex, Vito & Nicks (very far South).

    All of these can be found on the internet with a search engine. OK, I've done my part. Get to work and post back with your opinions.

2 days ago

Updated 45 min ago

What does John Garrido say?

Copernicus Forum: JP parking structure

Question: Four years ago, there was a proposed 299 space parking garage with store fronts at Ainslie and Lipps next to the CTA Terminal. Currently, the 25,000 s.f parcel is a gravel parking lot. Does Jefferson Park business district need a multilevel parking structure either at this site or elsewhere?

Garrido: "Well, I think parking is important. I know that we like the idea that we want to make everything pedestrian friendly, and we want...

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Copernicus Forum: JP parking structure

Question: Four years ago, there was a proposed 299 space parking garage with store fronts at Ainslie and Lipps next to the CTA Terminal. Currently, the 25,000 s.f parcel is a gravel parking lot. Does Jefferson Park business district need a multilevel parking structure either at this site or elsewhere?

Garrido: "Well, I think parking is important. I know that we like the idea that we want to make everything pedestrian friendly, and we want to have everybody walk and ride their bikes. While that's important, that's good, the fact remains, people drive. But I think that with any project, if the developer wants to put up a parking garage like what he was taking about there. Then, the first thing that needs to happen when any job comes into my office is I need the plans and all the information on the project. It
will immediately, right from the very beginning, be put up on a website so that way everybody can see it and everybody can be involved in a discussion and understand and know what is going on. Then we would have a community meeting about it. For me it's gonna be all about community first. We need to have the community right in the process from the very beginning so we get that input,so we get that feedback,so a developer doesn't necessarily waste their time doing something that the community isn't going to accept. And then the community can have a voice in that process. Unfortunately, a lot of the process that we have now it doesn't seem to go that way."

Now, after Mr Garrido's response, do you know if answered the question: Does J
P need a parking structure?

What does John Garrido say?
Parking is important.
Discount people walking and people biking.
Pivot to canned answer about zoning process.
"For me it's gonna be all about community first."
Diminish the existing process.

Acknowledge the question then pivot? Done.
Anybody have a clarity on this question? No.
Mission accomplished.

  • Dennis 25 year Jefferson Park resident

    I am just really turned off by these fakes with the alias who don't have the cojones to use their real names. I find it so absolutely disgusting.

  • In the first listing of this thread, "what does John Garrido say", PAC52us quotes him as saying "It will immediately, right from the very beginning, be put up on a website so that way everybody can see it and everybody can be involved in a discussion and understand and know...

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    In the first listing of this thread, "what does John Garrido say", PAC52us quotes him as saying "It will immediately, right from the very beginning, be put up on a website so that way everybody can see it and everybody can be involved in a discussion and understand and know what is going on. Then we would have a community meeting about it. For me it's gonna be all about community first. We need to have the community right in the process from the very beginning so we get that input,so we get that feedback,so a developer doesn't necessarily waste their time doing something that the community isn't going to accept."
    I find this naive on John's part and a waste of residents' time. I assume developers bring proposals to the alderman fairly regularly. I also assume alderman decline support on many we, as residents, never hear about. For those proposals which seem worth pursuing, the alderman probably will engage in a discussion leading to negotiations. As the first part of negotiating, it is commonly understood that 80% of the time negotiating maybe leads to agreement on 20% of the obstacles. It is the last 20% of time spent negotiating that addresses the remaining 80% of issues on the table. This is were the rubber hits the road and I believe the residents should be involved, but not before. I see the alderman's job as sorting that through proposals privately, from a point of understanding the community and then and only then should the alderman involve the residents. Only those proposals which have passed the first smell test by the alderman and his zoning committee should be brought to the community. The alternative is to involve residents prematurely and launch a wave of hysteria based on incomplete information about issues which in reality have virtually no chance of being accepted anyway.

2 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Election update: Michelle Baert endorses Garrido in 45th Ward aldermanic runoff

Baert finished third in the Feb. 24 aldermanic race in the 45th Ward. The runoff is a rematch of 2011: incumbent Alderman John Arena vs. police lieutenant John Garrido. Both candidates will be trying to identify Baert supporters in order to ask for their vote. Baert received about 1,700 votes.
http://nadignewspapers.com/2015/02/27/election-update-michelle-baert-endorses-garrido-in-45th-ward-aldermanic-runoff-race/

  • Give up on vanity, and go out uncombed!

  • B-NWside Lifetime Northwest Sider....

    No surprise that she is backing Garrido. She was just a puppet to cause the run off, most likely propped up there by Garrido and/or Rahm peoples.

    With this mornings news of the city's credit rating and the potential outcome of the mayoral election (and the aldermanic elections) this city may be headed for hard times...

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37 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Stolen Packages from Front Porch

FYI, I'm over at Montrose and Austin and in the last 3 weeks I've had 2 packages stolen off of my porch from FEDEX.

7 hours ago

Eggs ????

She was in the kitchen preparing to boil eggs for breakfast.
He walked in; She turned and said,
You've got to make love to me this very moment."
His eyes lit up and he thought,

"This is my lucky day."
Not wanting to lose the moment, he embraced her
and then gave it his all;
right there on the kitchen table.
Afterwards she said,

"Thanks,"
and returned to the stove.
More than a little puzzled, he asked,

"What was that all about?"
She explained,
"The egg timer's broken."

Feb 21

Updated 13 hours ago

Girl Scout cookies have arrived!

I have plenty to go around. Our troop is going to Savannah GA with their earnings. I can meet at walgreens on foster/milwaukee
$4 thin mints, tagalongs, trefoils, savannah smiles, dosidoes, raison, samoas

Jan 27

Updated 15 hours ago

Downtown Jefferson Park

I cross posted this on the JPNA facebook site, but wanted input here. What would you like to see in downtown Jefferson Park? It could be anything - stores, restaurants, residential, parks, bike lanes, anything. Downtown is ill defined but for this purpose let's assume it centers around Milwaukee and Lawrence and extends east to the Kennedy Expressway, west to Central Avenue, north to the Metra bridge on Milwaukee and south to Wilson Park. Any ideas?

4 days ago

Updated 16 hours ago

What's with the speed camera on Cicero just North of Lawrence?

Just after the bend, passed the overpass, is a speed camera. There is no park there, no school, and I believe there isn't even a crossing or sidewalk on the east side of the street. Not sure I understand why there's a camera there.

  • Higgins at Jeff Pk has a 25mph limit

  • SPIRO 1983 sergeant 19

    Get with it get some plate spray online and go fast speed do wherever you want the heck with the revebue laden cameras that are filled with beurocracy!!

40 hours ago

Feb 23

Updated 41 hours ago

Picked her up in a bar

Harry met Sandy at a nightclub one evening, and she finally invited him back to her apartment to spend the night. Her roommate was out of town, so this was the perfect opportunity.

The couple went back to her house, and after a few minutes the pair proceeded into Sandy's bedroom. When Harry walked through the door he immediately noticed all of these stuffed animals.

There were hundreds of them - stuffed toys on top of the wardrobe, stuffed toys...

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Harry met Sandy at a nightclub one evening, and she finally invited him back to her apartment to spend the night. Her roommate was out of town, so this was the perfect opportunity.

The couple went back to her house, and after a few minutes the pair proceeded into Sandy's bedroom. When Harry walked through the door he immediately noticed all of these stuffed animals.

There were hundreds of them - stuffed toys on top of the wardrobe, stuffed toys on the bookshelf and stuffed toys on the window sill. There were more on the floor, and of course, stuffed toys all over the bed.

They cleared off the bed, jumped in, and went at it. Later, after the sex, Harry turned to Sandy and asked, "Well ... How was I?"

Sandy replied, "Well, you can pick anything from the bottom shelf."

Feb 13

Updated 42 hours ago

Two thumbs up for Amigo Chino

My husband and I just popped over to Amigo Chino on Lawrence for dinner and all I have to say is WOW! I was very impressed!

I ordered the Tampiquena dinner and it was ENORMOUS! I thought it would be filling for the $23 price tag, but I had no idea that it would be enough to feef 4 people. The platter came with a gigantic grilled skirt steak, beans, rice, guac, and a quesadilla. The steak was probably one...

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My husband and I just popped over to Amigo Chino on Lawrence for dinner and all I have to say is WOW! I was very impressed!

I ordered the Tampiquena dinner and it was ENORMOUS! I thought it would be filling for the $23 price tag, but I had no idea that it would be enough to feef 4 people. The platter came with a gigantic grilled skirt steak, beans, rice, guac, and a quesadilla. The steak was probably one of the best steaks I've had in Chicago. It was popping with flavor and so tender it practically fell apart. The rice and beans were delicious as well. I probably only finished about 1/8 of the dinner. The portions are that huge.

My husband got the taco dinner, and for $12, he thought it was a pretty good deal. He got 1 chicken, 1 steak, and 1 chorizo taco. He said they were all pretty good, and the flavor of the beans and rice was excellent.

I will 100% be going back and ordering that steak, but next time I'll being 2-3 friends to help me finish it!

Way to go, Amigo Chino! You ROCK!

Taqueria Amigo Chino
5959 W Lawrence Ave
773-853-0170

  • Marcin Talaga Realtor/General Contractor

    Bella V, try El Gordo on Belmont. In particular the Botana Mix for an appetizer. I think they have they best Mexican food on this side of the city :)

  • Pueblo Nuevo is good. Amigo Chino by the park was a decent late-night joint. They still have signs up claiming a return. I haven't tried the one Bella went to yet since it's just farther out for me and the aforementioned Pueblo Nuevo always calls my name.

2 days ago

Updated 44 hours ago

$2.5 million in TIF assistance sought for Irving Park Road development

Retro Fitness, Aldi's and a drive-through Starbucks are being considered. Project would preserve two-story bank building, 4901 W. irving Park Road.
http://nadignewspapers.com/2015/02/28/fitness-center-grocery-store-coffeehouse-targeted-for-4900-block-of-irving-park-ald-arena-to-hold-march-11-meeting/

  • southsideandy A South Side outpost in the heart of the N.W. Side

    Culver's wouldn't compete with Leadbelly. Totally different level of burger joints. A Meatheads or Five Guys might compete but not Culver's. Truthfully, Culver's would be more of a "threat" to Dairy Queen than Leadbelly.

  • SPIRO 1983 sergeant 19

    The development on irving will look alot like village crossing in skokie on touhy avenue just without the theatre and dicks...

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Now that you have dried off from the Polar Plunge

Warm up with coffee at the Portage Park Garden Club's first meeting of the year All gardeners welcome. Today at 9:30am at the Austin Irving Library, 6100 Irving Park Road. The speakers are from the Friends of Kilbourne Park Organic Greenhouse.

Jan 20

Updated 2 days ago

Looking to Adopt a pup

Hi there neighbors! We are looking to adopt a puppy next month and I was wondering if anyone has a suggestion or past experiences to draw upon to help me decide where to adopt. Here are a few facts about us:

-We will only consider adopting. We do not believe in "designer" dogs.
-We have a large yard with 8' high fencing.
-We are adamant about getting a young puppy so that we can peacefully introduce it to our 2...

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Hi there neighbors! We are looking to adopt a puppy next month and I was wondering if anyone has a suggestion or past experiences to draw upon to help me decide where to adopt. Here are a few facts about us:

-We will only consider adopting. We do not believe in "designer" dogs.
-We have a large yard with 8' high fencing.
-We are adamant about getting a young puppy so that we can peacefully introduce it to our 2 cats and 4 chickens. The dog MUST get along with the other animals and be able to be in their presence unsupervised without threat.
-We are looking for a large breed with protective instincts.
-We are looking to spend no more than $300 for adoption fees.

If you've adopted, I'd love to hear what your experience was. Did you have a good experience? A negative experience? Why? Any HELPFUL comments are appreciated. All off topic comments will be ignored.

Thank you!

  • Ruta & Polonia Chlonia,

    Ruta - Forgot to mention the old water spray botle trick. Thanks for following through with that.

    PC - I realize that BA is only 20% isopropanol. In fact I indicate that the alcohol content was diluted with water, but you specifically said that you "might...

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    Ruta & Polonia Chlonia,

    Ruta - Forgot to mention the old water spray botle trick. Thanks for following through with that.

    PC - I realize that BA is only 20% isopropanol. In fact I indicate that the alcohol content was diluted with water, but you specifically said that you "might try some cinnamon thrown in some rubbing alcohol", and rubbing alcohol is commonly 70% or 91% and that is the reason for my cautionary response. A dog might just smell whatever biting deterrent concoction is employed and turn away, but there is no guarantee that it won't mouth it as well and that is where bitterness comes into play but not with a high alcohol percentage. I realize know that you can get ALUM in the herbs and spices section of a grocery store, although it is a mineral and there are herbs that are bitter principles from what I understand.

  • If you are just joining the discussion, the BA we were talking about is Grannick's Bitter Apple and how to use it correctly, described up above in my earlier posts.
    Yeah, I should have made that a separate paragraph, about the alum, JimmyMac. I did realize you would know where to get alum. Bella, too. Others might not. I haven't see a puppy taste it, I've seen them turn their head away.

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3 days ago

Theater events: Whitney comes to Chicago Improv

...its annual Lottery Party beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at Rex Tavern, 4933 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. This is the event where individuals and organizations learn if they will perform at...

This article has 11 other Chicago locations (Show)

Previews begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. The show opens March 5. $10-$30. (773) 871-3000 or victorygardens.org or sideshowtheatre.org.

...to recreate the "perfect family" she once had. The show opens Thursday, March 5, at 2936 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. (773) 935-6875 or athenaeumtheatre.org...

...titled "by special reQuest!" for five Saturdays beginning Saturday, Feb. 28, at The Blue Theatre, 1609 W. Gregory St., Chicago. The revue showcases songs from shows the company has produced over its 13 seasons...

...That's Weird, Grandma: The Musical," beginning Sunday, March 1, at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago. Made up of stories penned by Chicago public school students with music by BOM...

...Socially Awkward Show," a solo performance beginning previews Sunday, March 1, at The Annoyance Theatre, 851 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. The show runs at 8 p.m. Sunday through March 30. Also at The...

...emotion," "logic" and "democracy" beginning at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. (773) 327-5252 or stage773.com...

• Sketch comedy group Slacktivity Abyss debuts its first show "See Attached" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, at Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. (773) 598-4549 or gorillatango.com.

...from playing in his garden. Performances are at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. (872) 222-9555 or chicagochildrenstheatre.org...

...joke and battle their way through a wintry evening. Performances continue through March 15 at 1531 N. Wells St., Chicago. (312) 943-8722 or aredorchidtheatre.org...

...help from Bart, Homer, Marge and Lisa. Performances continue through March 22 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. (773) 975-8150 or theaterwit.org...

...The Book of Mormon," which runs through May 17, at the Bank of America Theatre, 18 W. Monroe St., Chicago. In person registration is required. Registration starts when the box office opens. Each person...

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Married ?????

A man and a woman, who have never met before, but are both married to
other people, found themselves assigned to the same sleeping room on a transcontinental train.

Though initially embarrassed and uneasy over sharing a room, they were
both very tired and fell asleep quickly ... he in the upper bunk and she in the lower.
At 1:00 AM, the man leaned over and gently woke the woman
saying, "Ma'am, I'm sorry to bother you, but would you...

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A man and a woman, who have never met before, but are both married to
other people, found themselves assigned to the same sleeping room on a transcontinental train.

Though initially embarrassed and uneasy over sharing a room, they were
both very tired and fell asleep quickly ... he in the upper bunk and she in the lower.
At 1:00 AM, the man leaned over and gently woke the woman
saying, "Ma'am, I'm sorry to bother you, but would you be willing to reach into the closet to get me a second blanket? I'm awfully cold."
"I have a better idea," she replied. "Just for tonight, let's
pretend that we're married. "
"Wow! That's a great idea!" he exclaimed.
"Good," she replied. "Get your own ****** blanket!"
After a moment of silence, he farted.

  • heh heh heh,,,,Good one :)

  • I look forward to your weekly jokes.thanks for sharing the laughter. You are a gem!

  • Here's a real stupid joke:

    There are these two dogs who enjoy heading over to the local horse track to watch the horses run in practice. One day, the dogs are watching the horses and they notice a little horse, about 2/3 the size of the others, trying to run...

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    Here's a real stupid joke:

    There are these two dogs who enjoy heading over to the local horse track to watch the horses run in practice. One day, the dogs are watching the horses and they notice a little horse, about 2/3 the size of the others, trying to run with them. The bigger horses are toying with the little guy, letting him think he's going to win, and at the last moment, they speed by him, winning the practice race. They do this for over a half hour.

    "That's terrible what they're doing" one dog says to the other
    "It is, and I can't stand to watch any more of this. I'm going over there to give those bigger horses a piece of my mind!"
    And with that, the dogs head over to where the horses are. The dog goes up to the biggest horse and says:

    "Look, I've been watching you guys! I've seen how you're picking on that little horse, letting him think he's going to win, but then beating him and making him feel miserable. It's terrible sportsmanship, and I think you should stop this immediately!"

    The one big horse looks around, then looks at another of the big horses and says

    "Get a load of this, a talking dog."

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Feb 21

Updated 4 days ago

If you live in the (new) 45th ward, who would YOU vote for if you lived in the 38th ward?

Just wondering who you would vote for out of the 38th ward candidates. They are:

Belinda Cadiz
Tom Caravette
Michael Duda
Carmen Hernandez
Jerry Paszek
Heather Sattler
Nicholas Sposato

  • SPIRO 1983 sergeant 19

    Heather sattler and sposato its going to be a close race we will see!!!!!

  • SPIRO 1983 sergeant 19

    Its over soar losers sposato won get with it..the pencil neck geek has won....

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Feb 19

Updated 5 days ago

  • SPIRO 1983 sergeant 19

    Stewart should hang it up he is lost in the 60s probally hits the peace pipe every night! Favors candidates that give him a envelope of 100s!!! Who knows!!!!

  • He is never correct and he makes me happy:)

Feb 18

Updated 5 days ago

State Budget

Newly elected Gov. Bruce Rauner announced in his budget speech that the Regional Transit Authority can lose up to $128 million in state funding, while downstate gains $120 million in capital projects. Yet we pay higher gas, property and sales tax than downstate Illinois while they reap the benefits of Chicago/ suburban taxpayers. Downstate Illinois is draining state resources and it's all brought to you in part by our corrupt governor.

Dec 16

Updated 5 days ago

Submit Your Questions for the 45th Ward Aldermanic Debate on Jan. 21

The debate will be held at 7 pm Wed., Jan. 21, in the 1,890-seat auditorium at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence (Free parking). The debate is sponsored by the Jefferson Park Neighborhood Association and Nadig Newspapers. Please submit your suggested questions for the candidates to: 45thWardDebate@nadignewspapers.com

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

    PAC52us

    Then I gave you a definition, as I am a good neighbor.

  • ccc,

    You gave an example, perhaps, not a definition

6 days ago

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Feb 04

Updated 6 days ago

Alderman Arena - 80+ Business commitent

Someone told me that Alderman Arena was challenged to publish all the new businesses he opened in the 45th ward within 24 hours. Arena accepted the challenge and time is up. Rumor or truth?

  • Annabelle,
    And yet Garrido's campaign is now going negative in addition to his surrogate's past rampant negativity.

  • How has it gone negative?

Feb 23

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Feb 21

Updated Feb 23

Petition Regarding the Consolidation of Area Catholic Schools

The Coalition for Responsible Catholic School Planning has created an online petition asking Archbishop Cupich to re-vamp the planning process for the consolidation of four area Catholic elementary schools (now including St. Tarcissus, St. Cornelius, St. Pascal and Our Lady of Victory). The petition calls for launching a new process that is authentically collaborative and that respects contributions from parents and parishioners from the outset, instead of imposing a pre-determined solution and threatening financial sanctions on those who decline to...

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The Coalition for Responsible Catholic School Planning has created an online petition asking Archbishop Cupich to re-vamp the planning process for the consolidation of four area Catholic elementary schools (now including St. Tarcissus, St. Cornelius, St. Pascal and Our Lady of Victory). The petition calls for launching a new process that is authentically collaborative and that respects contributions from parents and parishioners from the outset, instead of imposing a pre-determined solution and threatening financial sanctions on those who decline to participate. The plans is to expand this model to other parts of the Archdiocese, so even if your school or parish is not currently involved, it may be in the future. Please consider signing the petition and promoting the voice of lay people in any future planning for their schools and parishes. Here is the link for the petition:

https://www.change.org/p/archbishop-blase-cupich-replace-the-regional-planning-pilot-program-for-the-northwest-side-with-an-authentically-collaborative-planning-model?recruiter=234653231&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=share_email_responsive

  • SPIRO 1983 sergeant 19

    I hope parents you send your kids go to st ignIgnatius a great roman Catholic high school...

Feb 19

Updated Feb 22

Jefferson park question

I'm considering an apartment at Lawrence and Menard. How many blocks is that from the Jeff Park blue line transportation center at Lawrence and Milwaukee/the Gale street inn etc, are there any businesses (coffee shops etc) at Lawrence and Menard?
Thanks a bunch

  • SPIRO 1983 sergeant 19

    Puerto Rico is a commonwealth of usa people 4th grade history hello....going to galvins for a pint now!!!!

  • Thanks for pointing that out. I think you get my meaning.

Feb 20

Updated Feb 22

OLV and Windsor Tavern Night

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
7-10pm

  • Karma for Mo

    He done died again!

  • Omg you lost all credibility when you used slurs for ethnic groups...go back under your rock troll.

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Feb 20

Updated Feb 21

DRY CLEANERS

Anyone know of an inexpensive dry cleaners?

  • SPIRO 1983 sergeant 19

    Go the greek cleaners on irving park across from marino jeep...

  • FFMChris Warner Ave. Resident

    Pert Cleaners on Irving Park next to Berrista, while not expensive, costs a bit more than One Price Cleaners on Cicero. But in 6 years they have yet to ruin or shrink anything I have brought in to them. That beats everyone I have dealt with since I started wearing clean clothes.

Dec 05

Updated Feb 21

Argyle and Long Update

During the past week, my office has received several calls and emails regarding a potential project at the empty lot on the northeast corner of Argyle and Long, across the street from the Jefferson Park Metra station.

I want to update you on the status of the site. Right now, there is no pending proposal.

Earlier this year, the owner of the land had proposed a 4 and one-half story, 48-unit development on the site. In late Spring, residents came...

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During the past week, my office has received several calls and emails regarding a potential project at the empty lot on the northeast corner of Argyle and Long, across the street from the Jefferson Park Metra station.

I want to update you on the status of the site. Right now, there is no pending proposal.

Earlier this year, the owner of the land had proposed a 4 and one-half story, 48-unit development on the site. In late Spring, residents came to my office and expressed concerns about the project. I took those concerns back to the property owner, and, at this point, we are waiting on an updated proposal.

I want to assure you that, as with every other zoning change, any proposed zoning change must be presented to residents during a community meeting. I require that anyone seeking a zoning change send a notice to everyone owning property within 500 feet, and we plan those meetings for evening hours at locations in the community.

Once we have a pending proposal for this site, we will schedule that meeting.

  • I heard a new plan has been proposed. Any updates?

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Feb 17

Updated Feb 21

Free Beverage for you!

Hello!

My name is Hannah, I'm the Pastor of Elston Avenue UMC, and for Lent instead of giving something up I'm adding something - getting to know my neighbors better. For the next seven weeks I'm going to try and take a different person out each day for the beverage of you choice - coffee, juice, beer, smoothies, whatever - at the place of your choice, to hear more about your experiences of this community and what you hope for...

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Hello!

My name is Hannah, I'm the Pastor of Elston Avenue UMC, and for Lent instead of giving something up I'm adding something - getting to know my neighbors better. For the next seven weeks I'm going to try and take a different person out each day for the beverage of you choice - coffee, juice, beer, smoothies, whatever - at the place of your choice, to hear more about your experiences of this community and what you hope for for it and for yourself.

I promise not to be weird (beyond the regular person amount), pressure you into anything, or try to get you to do something. I genuinely just want to know more people in our neighborhood, to see if the church can do more to meet your needs. If you'd like to chat and get a free drink just call 773-775-3399 or e-mail revkardon@gmail.com to schedule. Either way, my prayers are with you.

Thanks and peace,

Pastor Hannah

  • Randy Stroller

    Not sure. Do you have it? I am an equal opportunity hoper. Homeless, alcoholic sleeping in the Parklet that was my first encounter with anyone outside my building in this neighborhood told me mosque are not willing to help as that was his area of religeous expertise so he did not want to go to Pacific Garden. Of course that is second hand so someone else will have to deal with any specifics of that.

  • SPIRO 1983 sergeant 19

    Hannah look forward to seeing the church..

Feb 21

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Feb 17

Updated Feb 21

Miss Colleen, Please Take Down Your Xmas Tree!

It's almost spring.

  • pattymelt is mostly in charge

    Well done, people, you got my lazy self to finally take down that tree! Please get on my case again next year. It was kind of a sickly grayish green color. It's laying outside by my gate, dog already christened it.

  • that reminds me of a story, when we were growing up, we were playing chase, a popular thing at the time in which one car chases another and you try to lose them. well my friend was driving and we were the chase car. we turned down an alley and...

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    that reminds me of a story, when we were growing up, we were playing chase, a popular thing at the time in which one car chases another and you try to lose them. well my friend was driving and we were the chase car. we turned down an alley and the car we were chasing passenger got out and put a Christmas tree in the road (it was fair game to move dumpsters, trashcans, washers and stuff in the way if you got a lead). well my friend feeling confident went to go over the tree (just got new rear air shocks). the bottom part of the tree got in-between the shock and rear differential and blew out the right rear shock. we took it back to forest city on western because they had a lifetime warranty and they did not want to honor it at first after we told them it broke running over a Christmas tree, but after creating a big scene they finally replaced the shock. note... don't run over any Christmas trees.

Dec 20 2012

Updated Feb 20

Long-time residents of Jeff Park, what used to be on Milwaukee Avenue?

My wife and I moved to the area about 18 months ago, and we really enjoy the area and particularly our neighbors. We had a neighbor over this past Saturday, and she was regaling us with stories of what Jefferson Park was like when she a teenager back in the early 60's. She said that she used to be able to do all of her Christmas shopping just by walking down the street (she lived on Higgins, near the park)....

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My wife and I moved to the area about 18 months ago, and we really enjoy the area and particularly our neighbors. We had a neighbor over this past Saturday, and she was regaling us with stories of what Jefferson Park was like when she a teenager back in the early 60's. She said that she used to be able to do all of her Christmas shopping just by walking down the street (she lived on Higgins, near the park). She mentioned 4 or 5 department stores, many restaurants, and NO transportation terminal. From what she can remember, the area residents were told that building the terminal would bring tons of people and their money to the area. I asked her how that turned out, and she replied, with a sly smile, "Go take a look downtown."

I'm fascinated with history, and particularly local history. I'd love to hear from long-time residents about what used to be along Milwaukee in Jefferson Park, and where these places were. Was Ideal Bakery always the way it is now? What used to be in the corner building across from Hoyne Savings on Lawrence/Milwaukee? Seems like it must have been a pretty fancy joint at one time.

  • B-NWside Lifetime Northwest Sider....

    What about Yo-Ho potato chips? Remember those? I think they were on Armitage.

  • pattymelt is mostly in charge

    @B-NWside: Yes, Yo-Ho chips, the ones in the box.

Feb 20

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