36 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

True stories from over by here

Just what it says, tell us something that happened, only criteria is that it is true and happened in the neighborhood.

May 11

Updated 2 hours ago

Patio Theater on Irving

Does anyone know whats going on with the Patio Theater?

  • People considering PMs....the EB method of PM reveals your actual email address which you used to establish your account. It does not mask your actual account as do some other social networks.

  • Tezcat Charbydis

    I just sent you one. What do you see?

3 hours ago

PPS Vendor Fair

Only a few more slots open at the vendor fair. They are filling up quickly, contact Michelle if you are interesting in a table at the fair.

2 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

45TH Ward Community Guide and Map

With so many NEW businesses in the 45th ward and new boundaries, you'd need a map to find them all! Well, we've got one for you. Look for it on your doorstep or come by the Alderman's office to get your free copy. I'd like to thank the Daily Herald and all the businesses that supported. Love Your Local!

Sign up for the 45th Ward e newsletter at www.ward45.org
Join us for Ward Night every Tuesday from 5 - 7pm
4756 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Phone: 773-286-4545 ward45@cityofchicago.org
Twitter: @45thWardChicago, Facebook.com/JohnArenaChicago

43 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Breakfast with Bob and Ald. Arena - 45th Ward

Come learn about the issues facing our city and share your vision with Aldermen Fioretti and Arena on how to take Chicago in a new direction!

Shila's
Portage Park
3938 N Cicero Ave
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Afterward, Bob, John and volunteers will canvass the neighborhood to talk to voters about safe streets and strong neighborhoods. If you'd like to join the canvass, please contact Stuart White at 312-783-9985.

https://m.facebook.com/events/1506880486233786/

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2 days ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Local store with holiday gifts

I'm looking for a local small business that sells quality Christmas stockings and ornaments. Small gifts would be a bonus too. I love Foursided in Andersonville, but I'd rather shop in the area if possible. Recommendations appreciated!

  • The Misericordia gift shop is wonderful. A real sugar plum experience. Have lunch, too. Enter through the restaurant. On Ridge, south of Devon.

  • I second the recommendations for Replica Chicago and American Science & Surplus!

11 hours ago

4 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Cold Weather Recipe Possibilities

A thread where we offer recipes we like or think might be worth trying for cold weather.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Crock Pot Sweet and Sour Cabbage Rolls
    1TB packed brown sugar
    1 large head green cabbage
    1 can (15 oz.) black beans or red kidney beans, rinsed and drained (or 1.5 cups home cooked)
    1 cup cooked brown rice
    1/2 cup chopped carrots
    1/2 cup chopped celery
    1 medium onion,...

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    Crock Pot Sweet and Sour Cabbage Rolls
    1TB packed brown sugar
    1 large head green cabbage
    1 can (15 oz.) black beans or red kidney beans, rinsed and drained (or 1.5 cups home cooked)
    1 cup cooked brown rice
    1/2 cup chopped carrots
    1/2 cup chopped celery
    1 medium onion, chopped
    1 clove garlic, minced
    3-1/2 cups marinara sauce or meatless spaghetti sauce (jarred or home cooked)
    1/3 cup raisins
    3 TB lemon juice
    Remove 8 large outer leaves from head of cabbage. In a Dutch oven cook cabbage leaves in boiling water for 4 to 5 minutes or just until leaves are limp. Drain cabbage leaves. Trim the thick rib in center of each leaf. Set leaves aside. Shred 4 cups of the remaining cabbage; place shredded cabbage in a 3-1/2 to 6 quart crock pot. In medium bowl combine beans, cooked rice, carrots, celery, onion, garlic, and 1/2 cup of the marinara sauce. Divide bean mixture evenly among the 8 cabbage leaves, using about 1/3 cup per leaf. Fold sides of leaf over filling and roll up. Repeat with remaining cabbage rolls Combine remaining marinara sauce, raisins, lemon juice, and brown sugar. Pour about half of the sauce mixture over shredded cabbage in cooker. Stir to mix. Place cabbage rolls atop shredded cabbage. Top with remaining sauce. Cover and cook on LOW heat setting for 7 to 9 hours or on HIGH heat setting for 3-1/2 to 4-1/2 hours. Carefully remove the cooked cabbage rolls and serve with the shredded cabbage

  • We love the blog simplyrecipes.com
    So many great recipes, we have had great luck with everything we have tried. The chicken and dumplings are amazing!
    http://www.simplyrecipes.com/m/recipes/chicken_and_dumplings/

2 days ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Beginning home search in Portage Park

Seeking advice on which areas of PP to focus on and if there are any to avoid. Planned to go look at 1st property in 4100 block of N Mcvicker Ave. But I see there is some surrounding area of crime (per Trulia). Wondering local opinions on safety of the area. Thanks!

4 days ago

Updated 19 hours ago

Finally got to Mia's!!

I finally made it to Mia's on Saturday. What a treat! Went with two friends. One had the mushroom foccacia and said it was great. Another had the turkey sandwich: delicious. I had the chicken pesto sandwich which was terrific. LOTS of chicken salad on the onion roll is chose. We all had to take home half of our meal to save room for dessert. Who knew that "White Cake Batter" and "Very Berry" frozen yogurt would be sooooo good together! Will absolutely, positively go back!!

  • I got in all this trouble on here and I have never been to Amigo Chino, Mia's, or Tony's! LOL

  • joanie 20+ year Resident of Jefferson Park

    Inactive: I was researching infrared heaters last night. This model got the highest rankings from consumers:

    Dr Infrared Heater Quartz + PTC Infrared Portable Space Heater - 1500 Watt, UL Listed , Produces 60% More Heat with Advanced Dual Heating System. Listed at Amazon, not sure if it's available locally.

    Right now some hot chocolate from Mia's sounds pretty good.

2 days ago

Updated 20 hours ago

Good area

Have been living in my home for over m40 years, sent kids to private cathokic because we were raised that way.Never a problem with anything or anybody would recomend this before any suburban ares.Livenear Irving and Central.Agree with all the other coments.Taxes are a little high but were are'nt they.

  • Deutsch portage36

    Many houses across the city lost lots of value. City living is great, and Portage Park is a great place to live. Chicago Public schools have lots of work ahead of them, but that's not just in Portage Park. Portage is a great place to raise a family and has a lot to offer its people. Seems like the area is getting better and better every day, and I wouldn't trade it for any other area in the city!!!

  • I like the area. Don't care about schools at all, so that's of no concern to me. Good post Big Z. Too many people complaining. Not enough people praising PP and the NW side.

3 days ago

Updated 25 hours ago

5800 block of Addison?

Does anyone know why the 5800 block of Addison is closed? I must've missed an update from the neighborhood associations or the alderman.

  • Yea gilbert and someone at chity hall should be the go between the taxpayers and the companies involved. Caked in mud on the streets that you can in no way hand clean sewers being clogged with sand dirt and debris and on top of that leaves that have never been...

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    Yea gilbert and someone at chity hall should be the go between the taxpayers and the companies involved. Caked in mud on the streets that you can in no way hand clean sewers being clogged with sand dirt and debris and on top of that leaves that have never been swept. Its been posted to sweep but both times they had the 5800 block of newport clogged with sub contractors eguipment. Its a city ordinance that these private contractors run private sweepers behind their crews work while its still posted but again chity hall doesnt care about the taxpayers just how to rob them. We also pay a sewer tax but in order to gain access to an outside sewer i have to scrape out a trench in the mud and leaves to drain the water the length of 4 houses. Then at the same time as this not completed yet here comes down marmora a new major sewer line so as on addison the side streets are war zones with both these projects at the same time. I wonder whose working the planning dept at chity hall. Bozo?

  • Gee my comment above about the chity hall bozo in charge of planning major construction projects didnt take didnt take long to materialize. Look what took place in edison park overnight. Luckily no one was hurt nor any property damage done. All it takes is common sense chity hall you...

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    Gee my comment above about the chity hall bozo in charge of planning major construction projects didnt take didnt take long to materialize. Look what took place in edison park overnight. Luckily no one was hurt nor any property damage done. All it takes is common sense chity hall you dont mix major projects together DUH!!! But still the 80 families affected had to endure the frigid weather over someones stupidity. Many families have children and elders but hey who cares. We have gas meter and main sewer construction 5800 block newport. At 8:55 this am i went to look out my front door to see what has been destroyed for the day (it has become a common practice to check at least 4 times per day for destruction or dumping) i noticed a sticky note on my storm door that wasnt there at my 6am check. Well it stated my water will be turned off 9am to 2pm. Great that gave me 5 mins to get a couple of 5gal buckets of water for toilet flushing and hand washing. Must take too much brain power to give 24 hr notice so you can shower wash cloths etc etc. I wonder if rahum can tax or fine us for having no water

25 hours ago

Updated 25 hours ago

Past post...

How can I get past crime reports !!!

  • Botkin Kinch: the knife-blade

    Go to the top of the page, click on "show only," choose "crime reports."

28 hours ago

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2 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

Patio Theater - New Pics on FB Page?

I get the "notifications" from the Patio Facebook page and saw a couple of days ago that they added some new photos, including a new cover photo. Haven't heard ANYTHING about any new events, etc. there, so maybe they are just posting nice pics in order to help sell the place?

Anyone hear any new news about the Patio?

Funny, a friend from the city (but not our 'hood) went with me to an event at the Portage last weekend, which she said was great. It absolutely was but I told her that the real beauty was the Patio. Wish we could have BOTH back & open!

  • Kapel Local Resident

    There are also new events posted to The Patio website starting in December.

    http://patiotheater.net/Home/

    What's odd is there is nothing advertising the re-opening. Not sure if the theater is sold to a new owner or if the existing owner is re-opening for some Holiday events. Either way it will be great to see life come to the Patio again.

  • They have had a renovating sign up at the Patio for the last 8 years now. Have no idea what's going on.

30 hours ago

stole my truck

stole my truck from 7457 West Addison black pick up plywood on the window in the rear Dodge Ram

Nov 13

Updated 37 hours ago

Tree Planting in Portage Park Today!

New trees are now being planted at Portage Park to replace those we lost to the emerald ash borer. It appears the white flags recently placed throughout the park were markers for the new tree locations. Moore Landscapes' crews are hard at work this morning planting a great number of them. Can anyone identify the tree type(s)? It looks to be a single species.

  • Mrs. O'Malley

    I did see the new trees when I was at the park today. It made me feel better after so many trees have been cut down secondary to disease. I suspect that the drought a few years back stressed the trees. Some of the blocks that have few trees look...

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    I did see the new trees when I was at the park today. It made me feel better after so many trees have been cut down secondary to disease. I suspect that the drought a few years back stressed the trees. Some of the blocks that have few trees look so bleak and barren. The houses must be very warm in the summer without the shade.
    Frequently during the summer when I am out walking, I notice that many of the parkway trees are not watered by homeowners. Trees need water to flourish.
    I am told there are only so many workers to care for the trees all over the city. The days of pruning and maintance are long gone,sad to say.

  • I gave some plants to my local park, not Portage Park, and they died soon after their planting. Our park employees have a working water hose, but they refuse to use it. Their typical answer is "I do not know." or "It is not my job". This is not "The City That Works!"

Sep 20

Updated 38 hours ago

Buckeye/ Chestnut Confusion

I regularly walk my dog to Dunham park and in the late summer/early fall, have always noticed that there are sometimes people picking up the nuts that fall from some of the trees and collecting them in bags. These are usually older Polish women. I was curious as to what exactly they were collecting and collected a few myself. At first I thought they were chestnuts, and thought , oh cool! I was already looking forward to roasting them and...

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I regularly walk my dog to Dunham park and in the late summer/early fall, have always noticed that there are sometimes people picking up the nuts that fall from some of the trees and collecting them in bags. These are usually older Polish women. I was curious as to what exactly they were collecting and collected a few myself. At first I thought they were chestnuts, and thought , oh cool! I was already looking forward to roasting them and eating them. When I walked to the park this morning with my daughter, I picked up a few more and told her of my intentions to roast and eat them, when she informs me that those were not chestnuts but rather, the fruit of the Ohio Buckeye tree. She had done a tree taxonomy project her freshman year in high school and had actually used those trees in the park to identify for her project. We went home and googled it and apparently they are buckeye nuts which are NOT EDIBLE. As a matter of fact, we did some more research into it and found out that chestnuts grow in clusters, in the same type of greenish-yellow looking pod, but it is far more spiky. The Buckeyes, however, grow one to a pod, and the pod is not as spiky and is more rounded. People often confused them with the chestnut, because they look so similar. I will throw away the nuts I collected but now I feel that the people that I have seen collecting them are getting them confused with chestnuts and I hate to think that people might be getting ill eating these.

  • Do you know part of the park this tree was located? My girlfriend went to Ohio State for school and she actually lives close by to there

  • They fall on the inner path.

3 days ago

Updated 38 hours ago

Insulate Old Bungalow???

Has anyone here had new insulation blown into their exterior walls on a 1920's brick bungalow?? I heard most of the original insulation would be compacted and at the floor by now. Just trying to get an idea of companies and cost. Our attic is unfinished so access would be pretty easy. If you had it done did you notice a difference??

Also has anyone here reglazed their own original windows? We've been the to Bungalow Association classes on this...

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Has anyone here had new insulation blown into their exterior walls on a 1920's brick bungalow?? I heard most of the original insulation would be compacted and at the floor by now. Just trying to get an idea of companies and cost. Our attic is unfinished so access would be pretty easy. If you had it done did you notice a difference??

Also has anyone here reglazed their own original windows? We've been the to Bungalow Association classes on this so we know how, just curious if any local has done it and if they thought it was as simple as they make it sound? And did you notice a difference in the drafts in the home.

Can you tell we're a little cold today?? Thanks neighbors!!

  • madopal...Consider squirting the expanding foam in there. Since the weight pockets are no longer needed, that should close things up for you. Unless somebody else has an actual experienced based opinion.

  • BTW...if you have 30 year old vinyl windows they are beyond their normal 'life' and are/already cracking and splitting and breaking. Especially the south facing windows and those used often. Think of replacements because they will only get worse.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Garage Break-in

This morning we found our garage door open, and someone had busted through the back door to get into the garage. There was nothing taken from what we can tell, which we found odd. We don't keep anything of value in there anyway, but someone could have just looked in the window and seen that it is nearly empty. Why would they break in? Has anyone else experiened this?

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Anyone know a good attorney.

Should be able to tell the difference between a troll ans a gmome.`
Should know the difference between trolls and gnomes. Be cyberbullying competant. Willing to stay the course against a major media corporation.

  • I didn't think you were serious Randy. This is costly. You should reserach Lisa Shuman Stone. Her son was cyber bullied in a chat group.

  • Randy Stroller

    There are a lot of ways of evaluating cost as well as ROI.

Nov 13

Updated 2 days ago

great realtor needed portage park/jeff park

We need a GREAT realtor to price our house well and actually sell it. We are moving out of state and want to put it on the market mid-January.

  • Ha! Ben, you're cracking me up!

  • Jan

    A laugh a minute Ben, but no thank you.
    Either way, the potential client did contact me for help and I will work on helping her.

2 days ago

Your Homes can prevent need for Homless shelters in our area

Not actually suggesting a good thing but it is sort of the natural order of things. Great that there is a way now for anyone to monitor any property though ideally each owner would be responsible for their own. If it is a teardown and in a REIT that is not likely to happen so please sign up for any in strolling or dog walking distance from your home.

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20141119/jefferson-park/worried-about-squatters-on-your-block-online-alerts-could-tip-you-off?utm_source=Chicago&utm_campaign=2af2673f4a-Mailchimp-CHI&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4061d3bea7-2af2673f4a-173926869

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5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Habitat for Humanity ReStore Grand Opening

Some of us have been waiting for this and it's here. Open from 10am to 6pm today Sunday. 6040 N Pulaski, free parking, too. Keep stuff out of the landfill and build homes, win win. Speaking of winning, stop by and enter the drawing for several different fabulous prizes, including and not limited to: 200 dollar gift certificate, various power tools, etc. Shop for home goods, furniture, appliances, tools, hardware, paint, gardening,
bird feeding, flooring, ceilining, plumbing, cabinet doors, windows, lighting, lumber, trim, lightbulbs, chandeliers and more. Like handbuilt guitars.

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Has anyone received a *credible* response from Peoples Gas re: partially finished sidewalk work?

This is related to the new gas meter installations. Supposedly, my concerns get documented by Peoples Gas, but I'm told that the scheduling of work/the work itself are through contractors. What are we supposed to do when shoveling snow... work around the half-finished cement work, broken pieces of cement and rocks? I'm pretty sure that the trash collectors aren't going to haul away the broken pieces of cement -- and I don't expect them to do so.

Perhaps I'm just being impatient, and it takes longer than I would expect to fix some of these "errors"... it's only been 2+ weeks; maybe that's normal?

  • Mike Q. Portage Park resident

    We were told our sidewalks and landscaping wouldn't be repaired until Spring 2015.

  • they came out today drawing pink lines on the blocks they needed to cut out to replace. when they where cutting and got to my house i went out to make sure they cut the block about an inch over so the overcut that they did in next block of...

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    they came out today drawing pink lines on the blocks they needed to cut out to replace. when they where cutting and got to my house i went out to make sure they cut the block about an inch over so the overcut that they did in next block of sidewalk is taken care of and not left with one notch cut in the middle.
    at that point they said that their generator gave out and they will come back next week and make the cut to include the part that they overcut into the next block.

2 days ago

St. Barts Open House

Looking for the right school for 2015-16 school year? Stop in at St. Barts for a visit on Wednesday night from 6:30pm-8:00pm! Our students are in prek through eighth grade! Tell your friends and neighbors!

3 days ago

Winter Bazaar with Cookie Walk and Santa photos

Friends and Neighbors,

I'll be taking the Santa photos at this event, so bring the family, including your pets.

http://chicago.everyblock.com/neighbor-events/nov23-winter-bazaar-cookie-walk-and-santa-photos-6517300/

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3 days ago

Vendor Fair PPS

The vendor fair is approaching quickly!! Contact Michelle today to get your spot at the event before they are all gone! This is a great event that brings in tons parents, staff and community!

3 days ago

Vendors Needed!

Hi Everyone Portage Park School still has some openings for our December 6th vendor fair and bake sale. It's not to late!!! Please contact me if you are interested. 773-428-7161 or portageparkpta@hotmail.com Have a great day!!!

3 days ago

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

How Would You Spend $1 Million in Our Community?

For the third year, I'm using participatory budgeting to determine how to spend 2015 Aldermanic Menu funds.

This process offers transparency into how the city spends your tax dollars and gives you a real voice – by offering ideas and voting for specific projects – into how that money is spent in our community.

Here’s how it works: Each alderman every year is allocated $1.3 million in Aldermanic Menu funds to spend on street and sidewalk repaving, curb replacement, bike...

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For the third year, I'm using participatory budgeting to determine how to spend 2015 Aldermanic Menu funds.

This process offers transparency into how the city spends your tax dollars and gives you a real voice – by offering ideas and voting for specific projects – into how that money is spent in our community.

Here’s how it works: Each alderman every year is allocated $1.3 million in Aldermanic Menu funds to spend on street and sidewalk repaving, curb replacement, bike lanes, street light replacement, and other capital projects. In most wards, this money is allocated by the alderman, with varying degrees of input from city departments, staff and residents.

The PB process starts in the fall with neighborhood assemblies. There, we explain the process and brainstorm infrastructure projects.

The projects suggested are sent to committees made up of volunteers. Those volunteers in the fall and winter research the projects for feasibility and cost. They then select projects to place on the ballot.

In the spring, the committees present the projects selected for the ballot to the community at project expos, explaining why those projects were selected and answering questions.

Finally, in the late spring, all ward residents 14 and older are invited to vote on projects. Residents will also vote on how much of the $1 million we’re allocating through this process should be spent on streets, sidewalks and curbs.

We’ll announce the results at the same weekend as voting, and the projects will be submitted to the city for funding.

Mon. Nov. 17, 7pm, Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee
Tues. Nov. 18, 7pm, Congregational Church, 5320 W. Giddings
Wed. Nov. 19, 7pm, Hitch Elementary School, 5625 N. McVicker
Thurs. Nov. 20, 6:30pm, Independence Park Fieldhouse, 3945 N. Springfield
Sat. Nov. 22, 10:30am St. John’s Lutheran School, 4939 W. Montrose

To offer suggestions email owen.brugh@cityofchicago or call (773) 286-4545 http://www.pbchicago.org

  • Minerva, I think we can all agree this area has been neglected. We disagree on what it takes to revive it. We don’t need anything grand, we need something unique. Someone mentioned Gale Street Inn. Jeff Park folks aren’t the only ones who eat there. Who can forget the Buffalo?...

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    Minerva, I think we can all agree this area has been neglected. We disagree on what it takes to revive it. We don’t need anything grand, we need something unique. Someone mentioned Gale Street Inn. Jeff Park folks aren’t the only ones who eat there. Who can forget the Buffalo? No one is traveling across town for Chipolte’s or JJ’s although, Mother Cluckers might be a hoot. Good food attracts people. Shops, small events and some type of indoor exercise for kids since they don‘t get that at home will keep folks out. People are talking about building tall structures near the Jeff Park terminal and I haven’t recovered from Krakus.

    I was saddened to walk into my high school alma mater and see the condition of the auditorium then learn it was no longer utilized when we had so much fun. Instead, I heard my alderman discuss lazy parents and fat kids that can no longer ride bikes in Lincoln Park, go to the zoo or walk a couple blocks to Kilbourne. We pay taxes for a mass transit system that no one will use. How can we even entertain the thought of a soccer field when they haven‘t figured out parents are the problem? (I shudder to think what that WOW is? It’s on the side of EB and I KNOW it’s not for parents to walk to kids to school on Wednesday.) Then today, I saw Jeff Park publish their Messiah sing along and I thought wouldn’t that be nice for Schurz? No, we’re taking money away from a historic building, giving it to the park district for a field “we” can’t use today since it’s snowing and won’t utilize until Spring.

    HAVE WE COMPLETELY LOST OUR MINDS?!

    We need something UNIQUE like Gale Street Inn, Mother Cluckers, the sing along Messiah. This is what us normal folk are saying. We know the area has been neglected but times have changed. There is a JJ’s on every corner but someone will drive clear cross town for a nice slice of Polish ham.

  • Sorry for repeating my self, but I believe the thriving communities are those with the abundance of families, which necessitates the presence of quality education, quality extracurricular activities, and other well known basic need fillers. Building an entertainment and dining district is a fantastic idea indeed. I am all for...

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    Sorry for repeating my self, but I believe the thriving communities are those with the abundance of families, which necessitates the presence of quality education, quality extracurricular activities, and other well known basic need fillers. Building an entertainment and dining district is a fantastic idea indeed. I am all for it. But, it comes second on my list.

    We are involved parents and value both children's mental and physical development. We tirelessly drive 10 miles one way to a decent school and frequently cross the town or visit suburbs to get our various family needs met. We know we are not the only ones!

    Although all of our community bare the responsibility for the status quo, I am greatly disappointed with our leaders. They are in the position of power to improve the common good outcomes but often choose to serve their own needs instead.

Feb 14

Updated 3 days ago

Does anyone Box Tops points or Labels for Education?

Is there anyone in the neighbor willing to donate their Box Tops and Labels for Education to St. Pascal School on Irving Park? The Box Tops & labels are on many products you may already have in your home. Please consider donating them to our school. I would like to thank you in advance for any help you can provide.

  • Mrs. O'Malley

    Darlene,
    I have more box tops. I will drop them in the mail for Saint Paschal.

  • Darlene in Chicago Faculty member

    Deanna and Mrs. O'Malley, Thank you so such for remembering that we save the Box Tops. Please mail them to: St Pascal School 6143 W Irving Park Road
    Chicago, IL 60634
    If you are in the neighborhood you could drop them off at the school office. Thank you

Feb 03 2013

Updated 3 days ago

Heating Repair for Today - Sunday

Our heating system stopped working. We have a hot water basedboard heating system. Any recommendations for a trusted heating repair service to call today?

Thanks,

Tom C.

  • christyr20 Northwest sider

    Mike Kaufman Heating (773) 988-2093. He's local, fast and does honest work.

  • JLS

    We have had good luck with four seasons.

  • Mike is good, thanks! Got his name here and called. Was prompt, professional, and got the job done without a lot of bs or upselling.

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Great Handyman!!

I called Scotts Best Price Handyman today cause my downspout fell and expected him to come out when it was warmer but he came straight over to fix my problem! Plus he chalked all my windows! My downspouts fixed and my house is warmer. His numbers (312) 399-8727. He does great work!! Thanks Scott!!

  • raven58 long long time portage Parker 54 yrs. strong

    How are his prices ,how does he charge???

Nov 11

Updated 3 days ago

Attempted break-in 5800 block of W. Waveland

Although we didn't get a look at him, someone tried to break into our next door neighbor's back door while two people were actually in the house. Whoever it was broke the lock on the door. We should all be on the lookout - if someone's willing to try and break in while there's people in the house, that's pretty insane.

  • Mrs. O'Malley

    My neighbor across from me told me that a few weeks ago while she was home, during the day, someone attempted to break in to her house from the back. Lucky, her dog alerted her and the person fled. Earlier this year someone broke into another house near by. I spent big dollars for a security system (not something i really wanted to do). It has made me feel safer since my husband travels a great deal.
    Let's keep an eye out for each other.

  • Thanks for letting us know Mrs. O'Malley. We were robbed and they stuff your jewelry and other valuables in your pillow cases. Believe me, it's a violation you never want to go through. The security system is worth your safety and peace of mind.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Josi's Froyo has soup and chili

Josi's Frozen Yogurt Café at 4032 N. Milwaukee has soup, chili, hot coffee and hot cocoa!!! Stop in and get your warmth on!

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Mom and baby classes?

Can anyone suggest any mommy and me type of classes in the area? My daughter is 3 months old and I'm having a hard time finding anything for her age.

  • Katie K. Neighbor and Parent

    Our Lady of Victory has Kindermusik classes as well.

  • St. Viator has the Wiggles & Giggles Playgroup every-other Thursday morning from 9:00am - 10:30am. Check the website for exact dates: www.stviatorchicago.org > Student Life > Wiggles & Giggles. They do meet this Thursday, Nov. 20 in the Rec center gym.

    Away We Play on Irving Park Rd www.awayweplaychicago.com.

    Did you check the Irving Park YMCA classes?

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6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Haedwood Floor Refishing

I'd like to request recommendations for having a bedroom hardwood floor refinished.
Local only- 60641

  • Thanks Kathleen.

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

    You're welcome! I have an old house with lots of goofy flooring happening. Mismatched levels, missing sections of hardwood where the previous owners tore out boards and just decided to lay down carpet, a hideous parquet entryway over hardwood, pet stains... Wally and his guys tore out 4 layers of...

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    You're welcome! I have an old house with lots of goofy flooring happening. Mismatched levels, missing sections of hardwood where the previous owners tore out boards and just decided to lay down carpet, a hideous parquet entryway over hardwood, pet stains... Wally and his guys tore out 4 layers of old, cracked ceramic tile in my kitchen and put in new level subfloor and hardwood, filled in the areas with missing boards in my living room/dining room, leveled all of the flooring and matched missing and new flooring to my original existing flooring perfectly! And he saved my existing hardwood in my foyer under that dried-out parquet, even though it meant some poor guy spending 2 days on his behind, pulling up the parquet tiles and nails one-by-one! I have recommended Wally to LOTS of people, and they have never been disappointed!

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

mcdonald's fried apple pie

does anyone know a mcdonalds around here that still makes fried apple pies, golf mill was the last one I used to know to still make them about 5 years ago.

they are still available, but do not know which mcdonalds carries them. anything around here or something of similar?

http://burgerbeast.com/2014/08/26/mcdonalds-fried-apple-pie/

http://www.mcdonalds.com/getnutrition/itemDetailInfo.do?item=501&showFlyOut=no&countryCode=US&liveData=true

(This information is correct as of November 2014 , unless stated otherwise.)

  • Liz

    Jeff's Red Hots on Cicero recently added pies to their menu, pretty sure they're the fried ones, apple and cherry.

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

    Taco Bell's Caramel Apple Empanadas are the closet I've found to those yummy mouth burning wonders! I miss them, but the Taco Bell Empanadas are out of this world!

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Bank of America

What happened to no access from Irving Park? I see the new BOA branch finishing pouring the concrete for it's new curbs. With of course access only from Irving Park. I thought Alderman Arena put his foot down? Or is this another case of big banks doing whatever they want despite neighborhood rules? So much for our improved walk score.

  • Black Stalin http://reddit.com/r/greatNWside

    OK, so she doesn't believe me. Too bad she didn't take a peek. r/user there is gonna have some fun now I'd suppose. I'm pretty sure it's not the real Tami.

    jeeze.

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Nov 09

Updated 4 days ago

Parking ticket

I got a ticket yesterday at Portage Park. It was for not properly displaying a city sticker. The sticker is on my windshield, on the passenger side. Last year's sticker is still there, too. Is it illegal to leave the old sticker?

  • I suppose I should scrape my old sticker off?

  • Melissa M Life-time Portage Parker

    Only the current city sticker can be displayed. All expired stickers must be removed. They started cracking down on that within the past couple of years.

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