3 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Another shooting

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

  • Just so you guys know ! All of the Palvillion apartments along Cumberland and Brynmar are all section 8

  • luis Lozada A dad trying to raise my kid

    Did not know that. Thanks for the heads up!

13 hours ago

Shots fired

5000 wWarwick hapening now

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Closing of the Belmont Cragin Farmers' Market

Hi everyone. Thank you for last year's patronage of the farmers' market but we won't be continuing. An explanation is provided below.
1st and most importantly, Ald. Cullerton/Ald. Reyboras/our local chamber didn't support it and then I, as an independent business and the acting market manager, was cited and fined for putting the Sunday signs up to advertise the market days. It was a heavy fine plus court costs and attorney fees. The Friends of Portage Park and the Portage...

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Hi everyone. Thank you for last year's patronage of the farmers' market but we won't be continuing. An explanation is provided below.
1st and most importantly, Ald. Cullerton/Ald. Reyboras/our local chamber didn't support it and then I, as an independent business and the acting market manager, was cited and fined for putting the Sunday signs up to advertise the market days. It was a heavy fine plus court costs and attorney fees. The Friends of Portage Park and the Portage Park farmers' market manager, in particular, were opposed to a new market so close to Portage Park. They covered and often removed our market signs. Their signs were never cited or removed. We were in complete support of their market and hoped that our market only benefit the community overall. This in conjunction with a lack of Aldermanic/Chamber support, was truly the demise of the market.
Last summer 30 commercial property owners attended a closed meeting, (business owners only), to address crime and loss of business in the area. That meeting included Ald. Suarez, Commander Navarro from the 25th police district, its CAPS leader, (Commander Bay16th police district and Ald. Cullerton were no shows & didn't send representatives). The overall goal of the market was to help improve the area and counter the crime and loss of businesses, obviously certain powers mentioned didn't concur. Ald. Reyboras/Cullerton appear to want pawn shops and liquor stores as a solution. As commercial businesses not living in the ward, we can't vote so we don't count. Suarez & Reyboras reiterated this fact at this meeting with Ald. Reyoras stating that"there is no crime in his ward". It would have been step forward if the market continued but until we get a new Alderman with a better vision it isn't possible. Thanks again but for now no more market.

  • Kelly, I'd like to talk with you about your original post on your farmers market. As mentioned above, we tried to make a go of a farmers market on North Ave. Please email Judith to schedule a mutually-convenient time to talk: opfolk@comcast.net. Thanks!

  • GOLDUST COMMANDER

    I am glad that fruit fly market is closed plenty of other places to shop!!!!

Mar 17

Updated 3 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.

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

NBC News video of Pawn Shops in 30th Ward

This video from a story NBC5 news did, is for anyone who cares about the 30th ward. It was shared with me recently regarding the politics of this ward and the impact of too many pawn shops in neighborhoods. Copy and paste in your browser to watch. It is deplorable.

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

  • Kelly, if you want more exposure on EB for your posts, try posting in a wider location. You can post to a whole ward or zip code for example. This post you made is only showing up in Cragin, so only people who follow or check on Cragin will see it. That's probably a pretty small number of people compared to zip codes or wards.

  • I don't know how to do that! But would love it if you could copy and post to wards/zip codes that may be affected, if it is no trouble. Thanks

Mar 14

Updated Mar 20

31st Ward run-off candidate forum

Every 31st Ward resident is invited to the 31st Ward candidate forum between Ray Suarez and Millie Santiago. Both candidates have confirmed their participation. The forum starts at 6:30 on March 19. It will be held at the Northwest Community Church at 5318 W. Diversey and there is free parking at the regency banquet lot across the street.

https://www.facebook.com/events/925148877515517/

Jan 16

Updated Mar 05

VIDEO: 31st ward aldermanic candidate forum

Meet the candidates for alderman in the 31st ward: http://ow.ly/HsadM

  • Kapel Local Resident

    It's down to 2 candidates now for the run off. It seems people want change in the 31st Ward. We have less than 6 weeks to decide.

Mar 02

Clases de Computacion Gratis

Aprenda a utilizar una computadora touchscreen con windows 8. Aprenda a conocer los nuevos trucos en este sistema operativo. Ademas, tome las clases de Internet y Correo electronico para navergar mejor por el mundo cibernetico y a utilizar su correo electronico para otros servicios. Tenemos clases avanzadas en MS Office 2013 para conocer mejor los programas de oficina.

Todo, completamente gratis. Horatios matutinos y vespertinos

Se puede inscribir en Onward House, ubicado en el 5423 W Diversey ave. Mayor informacion al 773 622 3215

Feb 23

Updated Feb 25

Dunning Conservation area gazebo collapsed

So sad to have seen the new gazebo built last summer, has collapsed, and I hope they will rebuild!!

  • cc...was that the tool shed in the community garden near the Streets & San yard? Or was it some other building elsewhere?

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

    it was a "gazebo" or picnic shelter. it was open air, so I doubt anyone would use it for a tool shed.......you can see it from oak park avenue, in the parking lot.

Feb 22

Bridge elementary school

Just wondering if anyone knew anything about Bridge. My daughter starts kindergarten this year and I just wanted to know if anyone had any personal experience with the school. Thanks!

Feb 11

Updated Feb 19

Hi everyone :))

Hi everyone :))) I just discovered this website a few minutes ago and I see a lot of events whats going on here. :)) What are some great places or events to go? :)) I would like to meet a lot of people from Chicago. :)
Thank you

  • gsw concerned

    What race r u running in at Arlington?

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

    SPIRO 1983, unfortunately that comment make you sound like an AKC member, when you are probably an OK guy..

Feb 17

Updated Feb 18

Have you made your reservation yet at St. Pascal School? -6143 W Irving Park Road, 773-736-8806

A tuition freeze is in effect until Friday, February 27, for all new and returning school families. We are looking forward to seeing you soon to finalize your reservation. You can also have your child spend a day with us to experience what St.Pascal has to offer. For further information call 773-736-8806. Current tuition rates are posted on our website, stpascalschool.com. Higher rates will go into effect on Monday, March 2.

  • Dano Living the dream on NW side

    There will be no tuition increase at St.Barts next year.

Feb 04

Updated Feb 13

36th Ward Candidates Forum

If you live in the 36th Ward, then this is a great opportunity to learn about the 4 candidates trying to be our next alderman. It's tomorrow night, February 5th at 6pm at Steinmetz College Prep, 3030 N. Mobile.
http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150204/belmont-cragin/36th-ward-aldermanic-candidate-forum-be-held-belmont-cragin

  • MakeChicagoSafe Please keep our Chicago Safe

    Alonso Zaragoza has been in Belmont Cragin 36 years! I really do believe he is the best candidate and knows the communities needs!!!

  • Alonso Born and raised in the Cragin neighborhood.

    Forum Updates:

    The 36th Ward candidates had a forum at Steinmetz High School and the link is here for those that missed it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x97wu2HLTHI

    We also had a forum in the Hermosa neighborhood along with all the candidates in the 26th, 31st, and 35th Wards.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Q_WDxZkUzM

    The 36th Ward parts...

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    Forum Updates:

    The 36th Ward candidates had a forum at Steinmetz High School and the link is here for those that missed it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x97wu2HLTHI

    We also had a forum in the Hermosa neighborhood along with all the candidates in the 26th, 31st, and 35th Wards.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Q_WDxZkUzM

    The 36th Ward parts occur at 34:53, 49:00, and 1:33:00.
    At some point during the 1:33:00 mark, an audience member interrupts the forum by shouting out "It wasn't a donation, it was a loan!" That audience member is State Representative Luis Arroyo.

    Pay particular attention to what occurred at the last interval. At 1:39:18 a candidate shows us what he truly thinks about the working class residents of our Ward.

    The librarian holds a bachelor's degree in Accounting and a master's degree in Library And Information Science. The DJ is a successful businessman. The unemployed person is actually a pretty bright guy with a college degree. And many residents of the 36th Ward are also currently unemployed or underemployed.

    We need an alderman that is going to work full time for the residents of the 36th Ward, not one that will look down upon us while serving his political puppet masters.

Feb 05

Zacateca's Restaurant and Magos Tacos & Tamale's

2 more good eating establishments to try in the Diversey and Laramie area are Zacateca's and Magos. Zacateca's has been well established at 5037 Diversey for several years. For a couple years the name was changed to El Jerzano but is now back to Zacateca's. It's another great local neighborhood restaurant with good food for reasonable prices. We have been frequenting Zacateca's for several years and were always happy. A new diner style Hispanic restaurant is Magos Tacos and Tamales...

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2 more good eating establishments to try in the Diversey and Laramie area are Zacateca's and Magos. Zacateca's has been well established at 5037 Diversey for several years. For a couple years the name was changed to El Jerzano but is now back to Zacateca's. It's another great local neighborhood restaurant with good food for reasonable prices. We have been frequenting Zacateca's for several years and were always happy. A new diner style Hispanic restaurant is Magos Tacos and Tamales at 5211 Diversey. A neighbor recommended it to us for the tamales. Since then we've been picking up tamales by the bag full. Haven't tried the rest of the menu yet but will soon after the weather breaks. Both restaurants work great for us because of being walking distance from home.

Jan 31

Kilbourn Park baseball

2015 Player Registration is now open.

Walk in registration will be every Saturday 10am-2pm until February 28, 2015
Returning players from the 2014 season will get a $25 discount($5 if signing up for Tball) only if they register by January 31 and they must pay in full by February 28.
The Prices include full uniform(baseball cap, jersey, belt, pants & socks), except tball(only jersey and cap)
http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=kilbournbaseball

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