2 hours ago

Updated 17 min ago

Commercial transportation for seniors who can't walk well

If you have senior who can't walk more than 25 feet with a walker, and can't use stairs anyone have first hand knowledge of a company that can come over scoop the senior up get them into their van transport to a local doctor's visit then bring them back after the appointment and deposit the senior back into their place at home? The senior isn't obese or crappping their pants, or have any medical devices connected to them. They just aren't as mobile as they once were, but do not use a wheelchair, yet.

  • Many years ago we used a medical transport company to get my grandmother to therapy. She couldn't do stairs unassisted so we still had to be there to help her up and down the stairs, the medical company wasn't responsible for that.

  • Happiness sounds kinda bitchy.

15 hours ago

Updated 30 min ago

Ald. Nicholas Sposato's Service Office From the 38th Ward to your kitchen table

What's wrong with the above account which commented twice today in a Portage Park thread. The above account was open in 2012 and up to May 2014 events held in Ald. Sposato's 36th Ward were occasionally posted. When did Ald Sposato take over the 38th Ward? Guess Sposato doesn't need to earn the support of the 38th Ward voters he just moves in. Hay Nick how bout showing 38th Ward voters and 38th Ald Cullerton a little respect?

  • BeenAFix--Endorsements will not influence my vote, nor will they deter me from voting for a candidate. Alderman Cullerton is supporting Heather Sattler and based on what I have read about her prior work experience and what I heard at the forum last week, I can see why he would choose...

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    BeenAFix--Endorsements will not influence my vote, nor will they deter me from voting for a candidate. Alderman Cullerton is supporting Heather Sattler and based on what I have read about her prior work experience and what I heard at the forum last week, I can see why he would choose her to run the ward in which he lives. Her varied work experience sets her apart from the rest of the field.

    Let's look for someone who is not only going to promise to fix pot holes and pick up our garbage on time, but someone who has the skill set to be an effective legislator.

    As for Alderman Sposato, I have friends in 36 who are happy to see him go, too bad for 38.

  • BeenAFix Portage Park , Runner, Gamer, 30s, IT Guy

    Fully agree. I As I run through the area, I notice how empty store fronts seem to disappear in the 38th and seem to majorly pop-up in the 36th. We need more business , not boarded windows.

1 hour ago

36th ward aldermanic election candidate information

My home address was changed from the 38th ward to the 36th ward without any input
from me. Now I have an alderman that I did not elect. I see lots of information about the 38th and 45th wards. I need some information about the candidates for the 36th ward.
Help!

3 hours ago

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15 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Bulls/Sox Academy and Parks

It would be great to be able to evaluate our parks' programming much like we do it for restaurants and other service providers. This way we could have a better chance to weed out the bad and to bring in the great.

One of outstanding park programs found in the suburbs is the Bulls/Sox Academy. They offer fundamental camps, summer camps and more. The nearest location is in Park Ridge. Hopefully, we can manage to eventually bring the offering closer...

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It would be great to be able to evaluate our parks' programming much like we do it for restaurants and other service providers. This way we could have a better chance to weed out the bad and to bring in the great.

One of outstanding park programs found in the suburbs is the Bulls/Sox Academy. They offer fundamental camps, summer camps and more. The nearest location is in Park Ridge. Hopefully, we can manage to eventually bring the offering closer to home or we will be seeing you there.

http://www.bullssoxacademy.com/

Park Ridge Community Center
Must Register through Park Ridge Park District
1515 Touhy Avenue Park Ridge, IL

Current Offering: Basketball FUNdamentals Camp 6-12yrs
Dates: February 12 - March 5
Days: Thursday
Time: 4:30-6:00pm
Cost: $124
Class: 38704 Code: 31220PRK2

3 days ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Bad Neighbors in Portage Park

What do I do with bad neighbors living next door to me. Noone likes them since they are not friendly at all. They have stalked me, continually park their cars sooo close to me that I cannot open up my hatchback door and many other things too long to post. They have threatened me and my dog while walking where I even wet my pants. I have called the police and waited 4 hrs. on the nite of the incident...

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What do I do with bad neighbors living next door to me. Noone likes them since they are not friendly at all. They have stalked me, continually park their cars sooo close to me that I cannot open up my hatchback door and many other things too long to post. They have threatened me and my dog while walking where I even wet my pants. I have called the police and waited 4 hrs. on the nite of the incident of threat with no response. They want me to move since I am the first neighbor speaking out for the rest who are sooo tired of all their drama in sooo many years. The police know them very well since they have been there on many, many occasions but not with me. I heard that making a complaint with Arena won't get me anywhere from previous complaints people made on different incidents. Will going to the Caps meetings help me? I will not move since I love my apt. and the area and all the neighbors except for them. I will not bow down to them.

  • Susan 3800 block N Ridgeway educator

    Oops. Thanks, Ernie.

  • I am too sorry for what you're going through. Have you considered an Order Of Protection? You need a police report. You take that to 200 W. Harrison it's best before 8am.
    Try to buddy up with another neighbor to walk your dog. If possible try to find out who...

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    I am too sorry for what you're going through. Have you considered an Order Of Protection? You need a police report. You take that to 200 W. Harrison it's best before 8am.
    Try to buddy up with another neighbor to walk your dog. If possible try to find out who these people are. If they have verbally assaulted you, or physically, you must push for that police report. And , always document any incident. Date/ time. There must be at least two incidents before a judge will even consider granting an order of protection.
    Good luck!

3 days ago

Updated 19 hours ago

Decent crowd at the 38th alderman forum

Thoughts and reactions?

22 hours ago

Updated 19 hours ago

Brisket from Barn and Company

Though we are closest to Blue line I happen to really like the slower, farther away, snaking through the North side Brown line which the 80 gets me to easily, has elevators for us old and infirmed folks and from which you can actually see where you are.

http://brisketinchicago.blogspot.com/2015/01/brisket-from-barn-and-company.html

I am also told we might be getting a serious BBQ place closer to us soon.

2 days ago

Updated 19 hours ago

Apartement for Rent

Portage Park (Chicago) - Laramie & Hutchinson
Owner Occupied - 3-Unit Brick Building - 3rd Floor
Eat in Kitchen
Spacious Bedroom with His & Her closets
Second Bedroom or Den
Sunny Living Area
Generous Bathroom
Enclosed Private Back Porch/Sun Room
Backyard with Grill
Heat & Laundry Included
Easy street parking
2 Blocks from Portage Park
Good for single or couple
$900
(773) 283-2446

5 days ago

Updated 20 hours ago

Cleaning Lady/ies

I'm looking for a cleaning lady. She brings good vacuum and mop. I'll provide the rest of the cleaning products. We are even looking for a pair that would clean together perhaps. Probably once a month, possibly more often. Needs good references and experience.
Looking to pay by hour.

23 hours ago

Updated 20 hours ago

Apartements for Rent?

Anyone know of any apartments for rent? We loved our place, but unfortunately, he raised the rent by way too much. We are looking around the neighborhood and craigslist, but if anyone knows of anything, please let me know. I love Portage park! Thanks!

  • I though I posted but it didn't go through. Thank you guys. We are searching the neighborhood looking for rent signs. I have checked craigslist, but only one popped up that can be a potential. Thank you OMG for the newspaper link...I am texting and calling away! =)

  • Jane in Irving Park Dog walker extraordinaire

    Padmapper

3 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

  • I hate irresponsible dog owners who make the rest of us look bad. I'm all for ticketing them, though I wonder how they plan to identify the offenders caught on camera. It's not like dogs have license plates. Security seems like a better idea. But please, with tickets! People who don't clean up after their dogs don't care if you put up signs. If your enforcement has no teeth, it's not going to work on these jerks.

  • Nice. using "teeth" in a dog thread

26 hours ago

Updated 24 hours ago

What is in a name? Murder? You're Killing us!!!

Yet the trolls continue to respond in a manner to support the muderers and drug dealers but now I am being redundent in triplicate.

http://heyjackass.com/category/2014-chicago-crime-murder-stats/

  • Forest Glen Vince

    Nothing like a cup of morning crazy.

26 hours ago

Nadig Newspaper

You can usually pick up a free nadig at the Mc Donalds on Milwaukee at Gale st. on Wednesday mornings

26 hours ago

Thank You Candidates, Audience and Volunteers

The PPNA would like to thank all of the candidates for taking the time to participate in the 38th Ward Aldermanic Forum. The audience easily topped 200 and it was standing room only. Thank you to the attendees for making the event successful. A special thanks to Father Paul Seaman for granting us use of the St Pascal gymnasium, The Filament Theatre for assisting us with the microphones and sound. And of course, great thanks to our Moderator Eric Zorn of the Chicago Tribune.

27 hours ago

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6 days ago

Updated 33 hours ago

Jeff Berkowitz Interviews Alderman Sposato, 2014

Great information about the state of our local schools and our leadership telling us we cannot have an educational choice.

Great information about push for higher minimum wage, even though the demand and supply does not support it.

Great information about creating opposition for the sake of creating opposition.

Does this point of view match yours?

http://youtu.be/u592ar4hnro?t=1s

  • Karl JP Retired from Jefferson's Park.

    "Bolsheviks". Ha! Good stuff. Is this guy on CAN-tv or something?

  • Minerva From my kitchen table to yours.

    This is not CAN-TV, which I find dull. Public Affairs TV with Jeff Berkowitz is far better, more informative and captivating program. Sposato and Arena can answer your questions better. They interviewed with the guy.

34 hours ago

  • A Kitchen For Independence!

    Ms. O'Grady is asking for $662.44:
    My students need a microwave and refrigerator for Community Based Instruction.
    Reinberg Elementary School Comment

35 hours ago

Property rentals provided by Trulia

2 days ago

Updated 39 hours ago

Nadig Newspaper

Where can I conveniently pick up the Press every week? Parking around their office is impossible and we haven't had a newspaper delivered to the house in over 2 years. Whatever happened to kids getting a newspaper route? My two boys had routes for years during their junior high school days before they were old enough to get "real" jobs and it taught them responsibility that fared them well into adulthood.

  • Portage Grounds has them delivered weekly. You can get them there.

  • Retired concerned citizen

    I got it for free a couple of times at Elly's but no papers were there this past Wednesday. I'll try Walgreen's next week. Thanks.

43 hours ago

Updated 42 hours ago

Oak Street Health???

Anybody know why there was so much police activity? Why they closed so early?

  • Per the scanner someone called in a threat saying that they were going to shoot the place up. CPD was in the process of evacuating the place around 3:40pm

  • Scanner Nerd

    Scanner Nerd to the rescue!

Jan 10

Updated 47 hours ago

Neighborhood Infrastructure Menu Program

The following is my response to an e-mail request. I am reluctant to send an e-mail back, because my private info would be disclosed. Let me know if you need anything else.

The actual final expenditure detail by ward by year is located at:
http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/obm/provdrs/cap_improve.html
The 2014 file is called 2014 Program, found close to the tab's bottom on the left side.

My past links referred to a pdf file instead of the Capital Improvement Program tab, which became obsolete...

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The following is my response to an e-mail request. I am reluctant to send an e-mail back, because my private info would be disclosed. Let me know if you need anything else.

The actual final expenditure detail by ward by year is located at:
http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/obm/provdrs/cap_improve.html
The 2014 file is called 2014 Program, found close to the tab's bottom on the left side.

My past links referred to a pdf file instead of the Capital Improvement Program tab, which became obsolete with any subsequent same-year data update.

Once the chosen year file is open, hold CTL key as you press F key. Then enter Ward: 36 to get to the first line of the ward detail. You will find that all 2014 Ward 36 dollars were spent on infrastructure, mostly street resurfacing. No park district expenses.

To find Ward 36th's park spending, you have to go to 2013 and 2012 Menu Report. In 2013, both Shabonna and Hiawattha playlots got $310,277 in total. In 2012, Shabonna got $85,301. These park playlots got multiple sources of funding, grants and ward matching.

  • Ald. Nicholas Sposato's Service Office From the 38th Ward to your kitchen table

    Thank you for posting this "Minerva". Copies of yearly menu expenditures are always available through the city or our office.

    After last years severe winter the streets were in very bad shape so after speaking with members of the community we decided to use the bulk of the 2014 menu...

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    Thank you for posting this "Minerva". Copies of yearly menu expenditures are always available through the city or our office.

    After last years severe winter the streets were in very bad shape so after speaking with members of the community we decided to use the bulk of the 2014 menu funds on street resurfacing. In 2012 and 2013 I allocated funds to improve our local parks. For Hiawatha Park we worked with the Chicago Park District and split the cost 50/50. For Shabbona Park we worked with St. Rep Arroyo and the Chicago Park District to split the cost 3 ways. These park improvements are not only great for the children to have new playgrounds but help improve the neighborhood as a whole which will help attract more families and businesses to the area.

    Again "Minerva" thank you starting this conversation and your continued support!

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Sweet!

Coming soon to Six Corners!

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Gas Down Brisket Up

Even before I have managed to exude a sense of need for a Texas BBQ Joint in The Six Corners we have to deal with this temporary price flutuation.

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/bbq-joints-fired-up-over-brisket-shortage/

  • JimmyMac's Catheter

    Ignored for 23 hours per usual.

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

shots heard at merrimac?

Around 8pm I was facing my N side window and heard shots in the direction of Merrimac Pk. Can anyone verify this? About 7 shots in no pattern but all lasted about 15 secs. First was loud then last ones were a little more distant but close. I am by Waveland and Naraganset. I didn't hear any sirens and it was not car backfire or fireworks. Thanks

  • JimmyMac's Catheter

    It was a backfire or fireworks.

Dec 24

Updated 2 days ago

Mature English speaking women looking for full time child care

Hello, Looking for a good family match for full time child care M-F from newborns to school age. Please contact me.

2 days ago

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2 days ago

Lost Pitbulls

There were 2 stray pit bulls running loose in Gompers Park for most of Thursday. They were finally picked up by Animal Control. They were friendly enough. If you know of anyone missing their pit, have them check it out.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Home Internet Service?

Hi --
We're moving from North Center to Portage Park in the next couple of weeks and need to change our wifi provider. It looks like Comcast might be our only option at the new place? We'd love to avoid them if possible, though. Any internet service provider tips?

  • We use AT&T U-verse for our internet and television service. Love them! No wires

  • Ramona's idea worked like a charm. My husband called saying he wanted to cancel and he was switched to the retention department. A very nice lady who asked "How can I make you my most satisfied customer today?" We cut our home phone minutes to 200/month which took 70 bucks off the bill for 12 months. She said sales won't transfer a call to her unless you ask for retention or mention cancellation. Kind of dumb way to work it, but there ya go.

Oct 31

Updated 3 days ago

Catch Basins Cleaning

I had recently seen a list of posts from May - Aug about flooded basements and plumbing services and serveral people had suggested A J Sewer in Wheeling. I live in Portage Park and was having problems for awhile a finally called them. They were very professional from the woman on the phone to the guy that cleaned the catch basin out with the suction hose and the guys that rodded the pipes. I am telling eveyone I know about the great service. I was tired of pumping water out of the basement and just as they finished, it started to rain. AH what a relief.

THANKS A J SERWER

  • Is there anyone here who can provide me with a recommendation on a plumber/sewer service that is expert with catch basins and perhaps do the rerouting to orphan it? Please reply or PM me. Thank you so much!

  • kitty -- get three bids. IMO there's a somewhat standard charge by all the companies for standard sewer jobs. Because labor is about 80% of the cost and they all pay their workers the same. The only variable is the degree to which the bidder departs from the typical charge based on taking a squint at you and your possessions.

3 days ago

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4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Dog adoption

We adopter a puppy from Chicago canine rescue and could not be more pleased.I don't know if they give a home inspection always we did'nt have one.Our dog was up on all her shots and neutred.We knew what dog we wanted by going to their web site. . The fee was $300.00 well spent.

  • We adopted our dog there and they are great! They dropped her off at our house, but didn't really inspect it. I guess they get an idea if it is a good home just by looking at it and talking to you. We love our dog!!!

3 days ago

Oct 30

Updated 3 days ago

Garrido or Arena?

Garrido or Arena
lease give an educated fact based answer, not just bash the candidates.

  • Nightspots

    Hi Shot and Beer Guy. How is the drooling wifey?

  • Dirk Portage Park

    Looks like the anti-Arena trolls have arrived!

Jan 14

Updated 3 days ago

Considering purchasing a home in Portage Park

Hi, We are considering leaving Ravenswood for Portage Park and looking for input on how other 'transplants' feel about the area. My husband and I have a son and this would be our first home purchase. Any insight about the area (especially in comparison to Ravenswood/Lincoln Square) would be appreciated!

  • Deutsch portage36

    PP is attracting people from all over the city (ravenswood, lakeview, logan square etc..) Why? because its reasonably safe, and you can get more bang for your buck as far as homes are concerned. People can rant and rave all they want, about how much crime there is here. After...

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    PP is attracting people from all over the city (ravenswood, lakeview, logan square etc..) Why? because its reasonably safe, and you can get more bang for your buck as far as homes are concerned. People can rant and rave all they want, about how much crime there is here. After 34 years, I can tell you PP, Jefferson Park and Dunning are great and i'm happy to be in Portage Park. I don't need to see statistics. Portage Park is awesome because i say so, and many others are starting to catch on.

  • it really does seem to make a huge difference where exactly in pp you live and where you came from before living here. I grew up farther north and west, not much farther, but in the city a couple of miles makes a huge difference. The area of pp I live in is a complete nightmare. But sure it pales in comparison to wicker park or uptown in crime stats.

Jul 19

Updated 3 days ago

Dishwasher repair person?

Can anyone recommend someone?

  • Ravens Yes.I can fix that.

    Yes for diswasher guy, also the drawer guy. Have my own house, I've repaired all manner of domicile dilemmas. 312-890-7558.

  • Ravens Yes.I can fix that.

    I have two giant chairs (thrones) custom built for sale, also a dog bed. Hundreds of CD's for sale from ABBA to ZZ top, from THE CLASH to JOHNNY CASH. If you like music, you'll enjoy this. Phone # 312-890-7558. All prices negotiable. Please no BOZO's

3 days ago

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Illinois Christian Home Educators Convention, June 4-6, 2015, Naperville

Save the dates: The ICHE Annual State Convention will be held at Calvary Church in Naperville on June 4-6, 2015!

The ICHE Annual State Convention is a wonderful experience. Come listen to great speakers offering sound instruction, participate in corporate worship, fellowship with other home school families, and visit the exhibit hall, giving you the opportunity to physically review curricula and other schooling resources. If you've attended a past convention, we look forward to seeing you again. If you are new to homeschooling, we encourage you to take advantage of what the state convention can offer - all in helping you train up your children in the way they should go.

http://www.iche.org/events/4617/06-04-2015/2015-iche-annual-state-convention

Jan 17

Updated 3 days ago

Too late for Nick Sposato?

As the election nears, it appears Heather Sattler is the only serious candidate running in the 38th Ward. A volunteer for Nick Sposato came to my door asking if I was interested in supporting Sposato along with putting up a yard/ window sign. So far, there is no reason to support him. No social media, website, nothing that gives us an idea that he knows his new Ward and the issues we face.

Jan 14

Updated 3 days ago

Got questions for the aldermanic candidates in the 38th Ward?

The 38th Ward candidate forum is coming up next week on Wednesday, January 21st! Please submit questions for the candidates to:

ppnainfo@gmail.com

Unfortunately, Mark Anderson will not be able to make it to moderate the forum as announced. Eric Zorn of the Tribune has agreed to act as moderator.

http://chicago.everyblock.com/politics/jan06-38th-ward-aldermanic-candidate-forum-6607369/

  • We have received your questions but cannot guarantee that we will get to all of the questions that were submitted as there are seven candidates and a limited amount of time. The forum will not be recorded nor will minutes be posted. The local newspapers typically post a summary of the event.

  • BellaV 1st time Homeowner in Jefferson Park since 2012

    Thank you!

Dec 04

Updated 3 days ago

Portage Park Knitters/Crocheters

I'm trying to find out if anyone out there would be interested in joining a group that would meet on a regular basis at a local coffee shop for an hour or two with like-minded individuals. We can work on a current project or get some advice/tips/help from each other if we are stuck on a project. Just message me on EB if you are interested and let me know what day and time might work best for

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Need an auto body repair shop

Any recommendations in the Portage Park/Jefferson Park/Irving Park area? Thank you

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Catch Basins

If you kill your catch basin and reroute your lines you must have a grease trap installed for your kitchen sink, Also when your lines are rerouted make sure they leave you a clean out so your main line can be accessed.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Repair Needed

I have a front load LG washer, Keeps giving me an error code and will not work, I tried calling LG for support and I think I am out of luck and have to get someone to repair it. Any recommendations on a good Washer Repair Tech?

  • AA Best Appliance Service. Had them out for 2 of my big appliances. Cheap and fast.
    (773) 267-9440

    ABT takes a little longer and pricier, tho if you need a new appliance they usually apply the price of the service call to your new appliance purchase.

  • Thank you everyone I found the error code as a common problem and will see If I can fix it first before i spend money on a repair guy.

Sep 22

Updated 4 days ago

Best barber(s) in Portage Park?

I'm bet there's already been a thread (or perhaps several) on barber recommendations in Portage Park. But the search engine doesn't turn one up. So my hair is curly, I need a cut that looks good if I'm wearing a suit, I'm not a kid anymore and don't wear fades or other fashion-forward looks. . . and I want to find the best barber in PP. Suggestions, please?

  • Ding a Ling

    JPG!

  • Helen R Portage Park resident since 1983

    Karl for sure! His first job was working for my Dad and my Dad loved him!

4 days ago

WTTW Education Web Series

Recent talk about schools leads me to believe this would be of interest to parents locally.

http://interactive.wttw.com/centralstandard/chicago#episodeguide

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