2 days ago

Updated 17 min ago

New Kid On The Block

Howdy neighbors! I want to introduce myself. I am a neighborhood florist and cake decorator located in Portage Park. I hope to be a great resource to anyone looking for my services. I rent my space for private events, mostly family friendly nothing too crazy! I have been a business owner for nearly twenty years here and want to keep things safe, clean and fun! Thank you for allowing me to serve you. Soshi

  • You want to drop your kid off at Addison and Cicero to a cake decorator who cuts and sells plants for a children's birthday party?

    There's commercial ovens, scissors, knives and razor blades all over the place.

  • Hansel and Gretel.

34 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

  • Banana peel?

  • JPNA, local Jeff Park facebook accounts, Jeff Park people here on EB since Garrido ran for this election, has attracted a big list of local wacko people and Sean has been one of the weirdos we've tried to communicate with this past year or so.

    wacko brigade

1 hour ago

Cvs Pharmacy robbed ar Addission and Central

Male white in his 20s, baby blue hoodie, Bears hat , Robbed CVS Pharmacy and stuck employee with a herion needle , happend at 4-1-2015 7:30 pm suspect fled west bound on Addision

23 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

FOUND: Glasses

Found some eyeglasses in Portage Park, they're pretty strong so you'll be missing them I reckon. Luckily you did not step on them, they are intact. E-mail me if you want them back.

May 19

Updated 2 hours ago

pros and cons for new high school (INTRINSIC) at 4540 W. Belmont Ave..

My daughter has been accepted at this charter school. Does anyone have a child that attends this school now ? Any info that you can provide will be helpful.. Or if have any direct knowledge of this school ... please let me know. I need to provide my answer asap. Pros and Cons please..

  • Dino V. My feelings were never hurt, on the contrary I believe yours might have been. Especially when all you have, "really???!!!? Okay buddy, good luck....lol", "yeah okay sure....", "that's what I thought..." and my favorite,"Lady I gave you good advice, you got your feelings hurt, not my fault, blame...

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    Dino V. My feelings were never hurt, on the contrary I believe yours might have been. Especially when all you have, "really???!!!? Okay buddy, good luck....lol", "yeah okay sure....", "that's what I thought..." and my favorite,"Lady I gave you good advice, you got your feelings hurt, not my fault, blame your parents...YOU are the type of people Carlos Mencia uses for his material...lol". First off, Carlos Mencia, wouldn't use me for material if he saw how you write. Now here's the thing, and I hate myself for stooping to your level, but don't stick yourself in a situation that your ignorant self cannot get out of. Who are you to come on here and truly BELIEVE that your ADVICE is GOOD? To say "blame your parents"? You do not know me or my parents. But I do know you, you have low self-esteem, your parents probably were not even nurturing, you were a loner, bully, belittling people to make yourself feel worthy, obviously you lacked attention, so negative attention was the best that you could come up with, you really probably never made your parents proud. So you come on here to bully, be rude and insult people, just so you can be acknowledged. So here I am, feeding into your behavior, I see you are looking for a Girl Scouts Group, for your daughter but would they approve of your behavior? I truly hope your children do not follow your example, because we as parents set the example for our children. I know how I was raised and how I am raising my children, with Morals, Ethics and Principles. See that is the difference between you and me, I am not a bully or someone who takes verbal abuse. P.S. Carlos Mencia has been known to steal jokes...

  • kmurphychi, seriously now you do give GREAT ADVICE!! Always leading and never following! I know I shouldn't give him my time, but I just don't like bullies!

Jan 07

Updated 3 hours ago

Woodcraft Class at Merrimac & Shabbona Parks--Let's Make a Derby Car & Race!

Since last year, we feel privileged to have the affordable local opportunity to take the real-life-application woodcraft class at Merrimac Park with Mr. Joe. The same teacher and class is being offered at Shabbona Park.

Every spring, this woodcraft class focuses on making, from scratch, derby cars to take part in a memorable derby car race at Portage Park. This event is big and fun for the whole family! Both scouts and the woodcraft students participate in it. Our family...

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Since last year, we feel privileged to have the affordable local opportunity to take the real-life-application woodcraft class at Merrimac Park with Mr. Joe. The same teacher and class is being offered at Shabbona Park.

Every spring, this woodcraft class focuses on making, from scratch, derby cars to take part in a memorable derby car race at Portage Park. This event is big and fun for the whole family! Both scouts and the woodcraft students participate in it. Our family was simply blown away by the last year experience! The organization, the presentation, the children's output and the family turn-out was more than pleasing. It was way beyond our expectations. Thanks Mr. Joe and thanks Chicago Park District!

Currently, to my surprise, there are still registration spots available for woodcraft with Mr. Joe at both parks. I would like to encourage our local youth and their families to join this affordable, local program, teaching the life skill of carpentry. Like us, once you try it, you will be hooked and that is my promise!

Woodcraft with Mr, Joe is our local gem. Let's build it up and protect it.

Ages: ~7-10: https://apm.activecommunities.com/chicagoparkdistrict/Activity_Search/woodcraft-at-merrimac/98302

Ages: ~9-12:
https://apm.activecommunities.com/chicagoparkdistrict/Activity_Search/woodcraft-at-merrimac/98303

Ages: 18+
https://apm.activecommunities.com/chicagoparkdistrict/Activity_Search/woodcraft-at-merrimac/98304

Ages: ~7-10:
https://apm.activecommunities.com/chicagoparkdistrict/Activity_Search/woodcraft-at-shabbona/98315

Ages: ~18+
https://apm.activecommunities.com/chicagoparkdistrict/Activity_Search/woodcraft-at-shabbona/98317

Ages: ~10-13
https://apm.activecommunities.com/chicagoparkdistrict/Activity_Search/woodcraft-at-shabbona/98316

  • Minerva Performing Schools. Performing Communities.

    Thanks to Bill the Engineer I have a hobby store link to share with you. I did not check this place out yet but please do take a look at http://chicagolandtoysandhobbies.com/ I was told they also have a pinewood derby section.

    On a separate note, believe it or not, my son damaged his last year model's axle and will be fixing it at the Merrimac woodcraft shop. Certainly, Mr. Joe will allow you to do the same. Come on by and meet the other derby enthusiasts. :)

  • @Minerva, yes I have been there before, every time I go I have to convince myself not to get a slot car set.

    I guess micheal's has some stuff too, but I don't pass by those places often. I prefer not to go out of my way if I can avoid it. too bad Stanton is gone.

    I picked up the wheels at menards today as I was passing by. it was the last one.

    time will tell if I will make it, just wanted to give an update.

    http://imgur.com/0LxChil

Mar 15

Updated 6 hours ago

Shooting on 5800 block of W. Patterson

Does anyone know what happened this afternoon on Patterson Ave.? All I can find is that a man what shot in the head around 1pm this afternoon.

  • Kapel Local Resident

    Thanks DebbieM for letting us know there was an arrest and that there is one less murderer at large. Too many times incidents like this one are reported and posted but no one ever hears about the follow up.

  • Another update: He appeared in Bond Court last week and bond was denied. Hopefully, we'll get some information about when the trial will take place.

6 days ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Another shooting

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

  • luis Lozada A dad trying to raise my kid

    Did not know that. Thanks for the heads up!

  • Kapel Local Resident

    Has there been any arrests yet for this incident or is the attempted murderer still at large?

Mar 25

Updated 10 hours ago

New Play in Portage Park - READER Recommended - A MIDWINTER NIGHT'S TALE @Filament Theatre *DISCOUNT

Duplicity Ensemble is presenting their critically-acclaimed new play, A MIDWINTER NIGHT'S TALE, at Filament Theatre in Portage Park (4041 N Milwaukee). Check out this great review in the Chicago Reader: bit.ly/1EKVWr2

The show runs March 20 - April 12 at Filament Theatre (4041 N Milwaukee). Wildly comedic and fast-paced, this world premiere production is perfect for ages 12 and up. If you're looking to see a little bit more storefront theatre in Chicago, then this is a great opportunity for...

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Duplicity Ensemble is presenting their critically-acclaimed new play, A MIDWINTER NIGHT'S TALE, at Filament Theatre in Portage Park (4041 N Milwaukee). Check out this great review in the Chicago Reader: bit.ly/1EKVWr2

The show runs March 20 - April 12 at Filament Theatre (4041 N Milwaukee). Wildly comedic and fast-paced, this world premiere production is perfect for ages 12 and up. If you're looking to see a little bit more storefront theatre in Chicago, then this is a great opportunity for you at a very reasonable price.

Everyblock fans can use the discount code BLOCK to access 2-for-1 tickets to this new play in Portage Park. Just visit www.duplicityensemble.org, click on the "Tickets" tab, and use the discount code BLOCK. Make your plans and get your tickets NOW - before this show melts away!

About the show:
Inspired by last year's relentless Chicago winter (and let's face it, the one currently drawing to a close hasn't been so great either), Duplicity Ensemble combines two of Shakespeare's greatest plays to create the ultimate antidote for cabin fever at Filament Theatre. When four young lovers chance upon into a quiet mountain cabin while looking for shelter from a snowstorm, life is turned upside-down as hearts get broken, muffins get eaten and a play is read in this modern comic mash-up of The Winter's Tale and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Once everything has been spun backwards, can it be set right again?

Performed at Filament Theatre, A Midwinter Night's Tale runs ~ 90 minutes.

Friday, March 20th 8PM - OPENING
Saturday, March 21st 8PM
Sunday, March 22nd 2PM

Thursday, March 26th 8PM
Friday, March 27th 8PM
Saturday, March 28th 2PM
Sunday, March 29th 2PM

Thursday, April 2nd 8PM
Friday, April 3rd 8PM
Saturday, April 4th 8PM
Sunday, April 5th - NO SHOW
Monday, April 6th 8PM - INDUSTRY

Thursday, April 9th 8PM
Friday, April 10th 8PM
Saturday, April 11th 8PM
Sunday, April 12th 2PM - CLOSING

  • filament is not in a horse shoe. the building is rectangular. every production has it's stage design and seating setup differently. some productions stack seating elevation some don't.

  • The Filament will be square on 4/17, as in dance:

    http://www.filamenttheatre.org/earthfest/

    Decades later, the Bugs Bunny ‘Hillbilly Hare’ episode still comes to mind whenever I hear about a barn dance. BYOM (moonshine)

12 hours ago

Don't miss out!!

Come and join this new group on facebook. This a neighborhood group where you can auction off your items. You could win children's clothes or toys, women's clothes, etc., for a $1. Feel free to join and invite your family and friends.

Love To Bid (Northside Chicago)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/549038008560767/

12 hours ago

Outdoor spring cleanup recommendation

Hello neighbors. Looking for a local landscaping company recommendation for a single family home's front and backyard clean up. Any suggestions?

We don't need a regular service for maintenance. Just a one time thing to get the yard in working order as the weather warms up.

Thanks!

Mar 25

Updated 13 hours ago

Assault/Mugging

Just found out this morning my daughter's boyfriend was attacked Monday evening around 11pm near Portage Park school. As he was walking home someone came up behind him and punched him in his head. They then grabbed him, pushed him face down into the ground and robbed him - took everything including his jacked and shoes. It was a black male in his late teens early 20s. Rather sad that someone can't even walk through the neighbor hood without being...

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Just found out this morning my daughter's boyfriend was attacked Monday evening around 11pm near Portage Park school. As he was walking home someone came up behind him and punched him in his head. They then grabbed him, pushed him face down into the ground and robbed him - took everything including his jacked and shoes. It was a black male in his late teens early 20s. Rather sad that someone can't even walk through the neighbor hood without being in danger.
And, before anyone asks - no, it was not reported to the police. I would pressure him to do so, however numerous past experiences dealing with the police have been more frustrating rather than reassuring. Since my family moved in to Portage Park six years ago we've had the cars broken into 3 times, my father punched in his face from someone with road-rage, someone get out of their car to threaten me, my son both approached by a sexual predator (when he was underage) and held up at gun point and robbed and now my daughter's boyfriend being attacked. I don't see the area getting any better - rather seems that things are getting worse.
Be careful and aware of your surroundings while walking around - and try to walk with someone instead of alone. These scumbags are all over.

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4 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

New Boiler

Can anyone recommend a company to install a new boiler?

  • Try Mike 25 years in hvac, local, living in portage park since 98, 773 988 2093, that would be me, even if u need some questions answered I'm more than willing to help, go to search and type heating you will find comments written by people I have done work for

  • Elm Heating installed a boiler in my parent's bungalow a few years ago, they have been happy with it. www.elmheat.com

26 hours ago

Downhill Derby, April 17th, 6:30 P.M., Merrimac Park

With much anticipated pleasure, I am pleased to inform you of one of our own and best local events, Downhill Derby!

So, let's join the local children, their parents, our neighbors and friends, as the wheels turn and churn of these wonderfully hand-made cars.

Bring your pom poms. Bring your cheer. Let's celebrate!

http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/events/Downhill-Derby-at-Merrimac/

3 days ago

Updated 28 hours ago

ANyone know of a Dentist that is open today (Sunday) and can take walk-ins

I have the worst tooth ache I've ever experienced.. this tooth (back molar "first molar") is giving me an unbearable headache. (I think the molar is infected... I was told it needed to have a root canal when I went to Dental Dreams a few months back... but I refused the root canal because it was so expensive... and decided to wait and see.... well now I realize I should have had the darn molar pulled back then.... I just...

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I have the worst tooth ache I've ever experienced.. this tooth (back molar "first molar") is giving me an unbearable headache. (I think the molar is infected... I was told it needed to have a root canal when I went to Dental Dreams a few months back... but I refused the root canal because it was so expensive... and decided to wait and see.... well now I realize I should have had the darn molar pulled back then.... I just didn't want to then because I'm in my early 20s and was scared off of extracting the tooth by my dentist... who said that if I pull it. There would be a gap.. and my teeth would all shift and then they will all start getting weaker and sooner or later I'd be young and missing a lot of teeth...)

I called Precision Dental on Diversey... and they estimated on the phone that an extraction would be about $200-300 for new patients... I need something more reasonable... like less than $100 or a place that accepts the medical card (which I just received in the mail a little while ago)

Any recommendations?
Thanks!

2 days ago

Updated 34 hours ago

Primary Care Physician - Portage?

Anyone have any recommendations for a Primary Care physician in the area?
Someone kind and attentive that doesn't rush you out the door or force unnecessary procedures would be great and an office that's clean. No run-down dives please.

  • Dr Guy Rowley, sage medical group, 5400? Lawrence 773 725 7557

  • It's not exactly in the neighborhood, Parkside Pediatrics, is in the office building next to Lutheran General. Dr. Frank, Dr. Pat, and all of the nurses are awesome. There number is1-847-823-8000. They are always accommodating.

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2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Stroller Spring

A mile and a quarter so far today but now my legs hurt.

  • you should have left the quarter at home, i think you would have made it, I do my best not to carry change on long walks.

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Addison &Austin

Any idea what happened at addison n austin i see yellow tape

  • brian 4 real....please come to illinoiscarry.com.

  • Alex Brownn Internet Addict

    Brian 4 real
    Alex Brown did they rob u with a knife ? And were u on a bike or motorcycle ? Sorry this happend to you ! What kind of car ?

    Bike, Some sort of small one, like Toyota Corolla 95 or Geo metro, dark color, plate on a back is bent on half.

Apr 13

Updated 2 days ago

Leadbelly Burgers

I know this has been posted before, but my husband and I finally went for the first time tonight for dinner and it was awesome! So happy this is in the neighborhood. Will definitely be going back.

  • Preface this by...I love Leadbelly.

    @Lothario, they bother me when they have the TV's too loud. Its difficult to talk to the people you go to the restaurant with. I have seen people ask that they be turned down without much success. My friend figured out how to use his...

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    Preface this by...I love Leadbelly.

    @Lothario, they bother me when they have the TV's too loud. Its difficult to talk to the people you go to the restaurant with. I have seen people ask that they be turned down without much success. My friend figured out how to use his smartphone as a remote control device and successfully turned it down himself. We were sitting at the table directly below the TV since that was the only one left.

    I remember the saying from the 80's I think...if its too loud, you're too old. So its quite possible that's my problem too.

  • Randy Stroller

    Should Lothario sit on his hands?

Mar 22

Updated 2 days ago

Looking for a local auto repair shop. Please share your recommendations.

Friends - The car has decided to start misfiring and I need to bring in the professionals. I have been going to Pete's on Higgins for the past 4 years and want to give another shop a try. Can I trouble yous for recommendations? Thanks

2 days ago

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2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Chicago Tonight 45 ward debate

On 3-30-15 on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 there will be a debate for the 45 ward run-off election.

  • Mayb Garrido can tell Phil Ponce the 7-11 story.

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Bingo night

For the first time this evening my wife and I attended a portage park helping hands event. During the first break John Arena joined the party. It was great to see him join neighborhood events.

I am curious though.

Nick Sposato why did you not attend a benefit for a school in your new ward? You are not off to a very good start. You may not have "started" yet but I expect to see you show up.

  • Informal poll show you to be the crazy guy of EB. Don't be the crazy guy.

  • A&K

    That one goes to Bob. Cullerton gets a free pass because that's a losing argument. I already explained that.

    You win though, let's see how bad he messes this up. He was voted in and deserves the chance to prove me right. A friend assures me he is a good guy and has known him for years. At the very least it will provide some entertainment. I am looking forward to eating my words though. This is one of those times I hope it happens.

3 days ago

Wood floor refinisher

Need a recommendation of a good wood floor refinisher. Please advise. Thanks.

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Chicago Ballet Center Design Competition

Harrington College of Design has organized an interior design competition for the new Chicago Ballet Center facilities at 4041 N Milwaukee (across from the Portage Theater). Designers' presentations and jury selection of the winning design will be Sunday, March 29. The event will begin at 3 with designers presentations starting at 3:30.

Come by and see the innovative, creative designs that will transform a wide open, blank space to an engaging and safe place for creativity to flourish.

This is just the beginning!

  • We are planning to add youth and adult flamenco and tap classes in the new space. One studio will have a floor specifically designed for those classes. Other additions to our ballet and pointe classes include Broadway jazz, hip hop, contemporary and yoga. Voice, cello, piano, viola, violin and guitar music classes will also be on our schedule.
    These are very exciting times!

  • pattymelt is mostly in charge

    @Ballet guy: Great news! Gonna start digging for my castanets!

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

I think that is a really good cop

So if IU had taken the bus home from work last night he could have reported this from ground level.

I think this is the Sgt that actually used to stop people who ran stop signs and that the rowdy young folks and older rowdies knew at well so not sure why she is having to work nights but maybe she likes sleeping days or that is a career move. My experiance though is the Krats have no knowledge of what goes on at night and one gets stuck there if doing a job in a way that causes waves.

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

What if I look out from my penthouse window and see Woodstock?

Or Fat Tuesday? Or Willy's Fourth of July Picnic?

Let us be honest with ourselves folks. Some of us are getting old and we would enjoy a bit of that even if we are gettin a little crotchety. Maybe even the same sort of thing in Polish, Spanish, Greek, German or Russian.

Wondering though if our plans to become a theatre and arts district are viewed by Rham as bumping stomachs with his Ravenswood, Uptown, Lakeview plans that seem to...

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Or Fat Tuesday? Or Willy's Fourth of July Picnic?

Let us be honest with ourselves folks. Some of us are getting old and we would enjoy a bit of that even if we are gettin a little crotchety. Maybe even the same sort of thing in Polish, Spanish, Greek, German or Russian.

Wondering though if our plans to become a theatre and arts district are viewed by Rham as bumping stomachs with his Ravenswood, Uptown, Lakeview plans that seem to me to be a grab for extending the real estate values of the Gold Coast.

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150327/uptown/mayor-rahm-emanuel-says-hes-not-all-talk-on-uptown-music-district-vision

For myself, if I did not have family duties to attend to in Houston, I would simply find a way to isolate or cocoon myself here. Or maybe just plan some retreats to Lake Geneva or Puerta Vallerta to avoid the crowds.

To be clear though I do think a vote for Garrido is a vote do nothing me first thinking by people afraid of change, cops and people who know cops so think they will have a secondary connection.

Me, Arena has no reason to listen to me or to IU, Real Kenji or fake Kenji or any of the rest of us but he does. And I am sure he gets tired of hearing our wishes for Cadillac solutions when we give him a Dodge Dart budget. He does listen though then goes and sit though all that boring s*&^ of all the other reps propeled by their own me first constituents. Times are changing though and soon our own me first clammer may well be can we listen to each other and navigate change without running each other down on Milwaukee.

I think there is room here for Rham's vision over there and our vision up around here.

A cop that will not listen and only pays attention to business owners is not likely to listen to any of us though I sort of feel like he would want to I just do not think it is in his makeup.

  • A comment from "...cops and people who know cops so think they will have a secondary connection." from the Secondcitycop blog:

    "Don't Forget about the local Aldermanic races. We have a friend in Nick Sposato in 38. We need to support Anthony Napolitano CFD, prior CPD in 41 and Lt. Garrido in 45. All of them will vote in our interests. "

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Aug 25

Updated 3 days ago

number and name on my soccer Jersey

Anyone know a place that does the name and number on a Jersey? I joined a soccer league but need to get it added on. Thanks!

  • @PP46...and Mr. Bob still owns the place...and the inside hasn't changed in the last 30+ years since we've been going there. We have had all our T-shirts and sweatshirts for our Girl Scout troop made there for decades. It's cute to see how much my little ones love to go there and see Mr. Bob.

  • Deb...saw your inquiry to JimmyMac for his gun control words in another thread today in March 2015. That led me back to this thread. Jimmy does get carried away, FYI, but can lead you to some pretty intense gun ownership/rights web sites. Keep in mind the statistics he quotes mistake...

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    Deb...saw your inquiry to JimmyMac for his gun control words in another thread today in March 2015. That led me back to this thread. Jimmy does get carried away, FYI, but can lead you to some pretty intense gun ownership/rights web sites. Keep in mind the statistics he quotes mistake coincidence for proof. Because he starts with belief first and then decides the numbers prove his belief. Just as those opposed do as well.

    The other thing is this thread...I was last in Chicago Knitting Mills c 1960 when I picked up my HS jacket. The shop's floor space then was almost non existent because of stock, jackets, boxes, cloth rolls, display counters...

3 days ago

Looki g for a local TV repair shop. Please post any recommendations or referrals.

My 40" plasma tv needs a picture bulb. Its too heavy to carry to a shop. Please let me know if you know a tv repair shop that can repair it at my home. Thank you.

3 days ago

3 days ago

Shots fired

5000 wWarwick hapening now

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Gardening Yet? All Gardeners Welcome!

The Portage Park Garden Club meets Saturday March 28 at 9:30am, in the Austin/Irving Library at 6100 W Irving Park. The meeting will include an auction to benefit the club, including and not limited to: yard tools, gnomes, trellises, plants, vases,
wind chimes, seeds, planters, gloves, trugs, fairies, pots, containers, planters, chairs, s and elves.

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

    would love pink flamingos!
    unfortunately I am working today.................... :(

  • BellaV 1st time Homeowner in Jefferson Park since 2012

    Awww rats! I had a bridal shower today, or I'd have loved to be there ☹

Feb 16

Updated 4 days ago

FREE Quality Theatre Performance for the Family to Enjoy!! --Feb. 20th - March 29th, 2015

In the past I have spoken fondly of Stage Coach Theatre's camps for children. For years now, they have continued to amaze our family with their knowledge, talents and teaching results. Through them, my family learned of Quest Theatre Ensemble, another amazing organization, and their community giveback. As a matter of fact, the two organizations share some common members.

If you have ever wondered but could not take out your family to a quality free show, here is your opportunity:...

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In the past I have spoken fondly of Stage Coach Theatre's camps for children. For years now, they have continued to amaze our family with their knowledge, talents and teaching results. Through them, my family learned of Quest Theatre Ensemble, another amazing organization, and their community giveback. As a matter of fact, the two organizations share some common members.

If you have ever wondered but could not take out your family to a quality free show, here is your opportunity:

"Join Quest for the world premiere musical, Tomato Queen! Journey with Camina as she tries to discover the secret to growing a perfect tomato--a feat that could earn her a crown! Cheer on Camina and her new friend Dormouse as they battle homesickness, a humongous Hornworm, and an Evil Scientist bent on destruction. Tomato Queen features live music and Quest's signature large-scale puppetry." http://questensemble.org/index.php

  • Minerva* Performing Schools. Performing Communities.

    Saw the performance last night with my family. A good number of children, even of preschool age, were present in the audience. The performance was professionally prepared and executed for mere donations! This is a great community outreach, indeed. Thank you, Quest!

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Imagine standing in your back yard and you look up, and 48 windows are looking back at you?

Imagine standing in your back yard and you look up, and 48 windows are looking back at you from the 48 unit apartment building at the end of you block. How will you feel laying out to get some sun, or your kids playing in the splash pool? Never going to happen on your block, maybe not, but would you wish that on anybody? John Arena loves density, and if there is an empty lot or tired old commercial building, a closed church nearby, you are extremely vulnerable. Our old alderman's "spot zoning" was bad enough, but Arena is bad up-zoning on steroids. Before you vote, ask yourself, COULD YOU BE NEXT?

  • Republicans like bumper sticker length solutions.
    Say hello to your candidate, Garrido the panderer.

  • Bob,
    Pretty much all I've read of your writing is a waste of time.
    You're the one who couldn't even follow the minimum rules on the JPNA FB page and had your comments removed as they were ad hominem attacks.

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6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

36th Ward run off candidate forum

36th WARD, Monday 3/23, Candidate forum for Alderman in Chicago's 36th Ward. The debate was organized by the Bel-Montclare Community Organization. The candidates are Gilbert Villegas and Omar Aquino. The moderator is Alonso Zaragoza.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3GWy9uz-zI

Mar 22

Updated 5 days ago

BINGO!!!!

This Saturday is the night! Come play BINGO with some great Portage Park folks at Di's Den!!! Brought to you by Portage Park Helping Hands <3

Mar 22

Updated 5 days ago

Fish Fry

My daughter and son-in-law just moved into Old Irving. Recommendations for Fish Fries please.

  • Irish American Heritage Center has a great one every Friday during Lent.

  • Mike Q. Portage Park resident

    Takeout from Hagens or Franks works too.

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Austin and Irving Park

Anyone know what went on last night around Austin and Irving, police cars ,alley taped off lots of police activity.

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3600-3649 N. Central Ave.