11 hours ago

Updated 18 min ago

Anyone but arena

No trolls, people post like adults. You don't have to put up with the immature postings of arena's trolls.

11 hours ago

Updated 22 min ago

Fruitmania opens in Jefferson Park

I'd like to welcome another new business to Jefferson Park, Fruitmania at 5035 N. Montrose. Stop in and grab a fresh fruit smoothie. Love your local.

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  • Dan Bihler 40 plus years construction experience.

    That's very nice Mr. Alderman however I'm still dealing with many broken sidewalk pieces at 5504 W. Giddings St. So when will they be replaced?

  • > 5504 W. Giddings St.

    Looks like Gulag architecture peering at maps.google.com for that address. WTF?

    crumbling sidewalks seem the least of the worries there

Jan 19

Updated 2 hours ago

Whomever posted the Business review for Sportif Importer

Certainly struck many chords on Yelp, me being one of them and I didn't post the review. I had similar negative experiences and learned the tried and true: Rudy's on Irving. It maybe a 30 minute walk but, it beats the alternative . . . just an FYI

  • Rudy's is the best, period!

  • TomL Loves, bikes, dogs, Jeff Park and Chicago

    Rudy's (closed Wed & Sun, other days 10-6/Sat 10-5) offers the fastest and best repair service we know. They have plenty of range in bike products and price, and are ever courteous and fun to work with! Wouldn't waste time anyplace else, and hope you'll give them a try! 5711 W. Irving

2 days ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Anybody But Arena!

I was sent a link to a page called Anyone but Arena. At this point I am undecided on who I will vote for. But I do know it will not be John Arena. I think this page is a great idea. We need to band together and vote for the other 3 candidates. The vote needs to be split so Arena does not get 51% on Feb 24. Better yet hopefully one of the other 3 will take it...

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I was sent a link to a page called Anyone but Arena. At this point I am undecided on who I will vote for. But I do know it will not be John Arena. I think this page is a great idea. We need to band together and vote for the other 3 candidates. The vote needs to be split so Arena does not get 51% on Feb 24. Better yet hopefully one of the other 3 will take it and win feb 24th. It is predicted to be Arena and Garrido in the run off. At this point I will take Garrido or either of the other 2. Please get out and vote and spread the word that we need to vote on Feb 24th for Anyone but John Arena! I am not sure if links are allowed here so please go to facebook and search Anyone But Arena, Thank You!

6 days ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Looking to Adopt a pup

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you!

  • Gabrielle B,

    Sorry about the typo of your EB ID. My fingers are being uncooperative today. I wish Eb had an edit feature.

  • There's a DSM code for that.

Jan 19

Updated 10 hours ago

Stinky basement foul smell moving through house?

I noticed a smell in my basement a few weeks ago. I really just thought it was a dead mouse / rat since we have that issue going on. So I have been looking for a dead decaying rodent. No luck.

I read on here that the smell may be coming from the floor drain pipes? Can anyone give me more information. The smell is starting to reach the living room and kitchen in the past weeks. Thanks

  • p-trap is below the wash tub. It holds water in it so air doesn't flow from the drain pipes in the floor up into the basement. If the p-trap becomes empty in a week it's probably leaking at it's base. turn the water on in the sink for a minute. Put a bunch of toilet paper right under the p-trap. Come back the next day or two and see if the toilet paper is wet.

  • Mmm easy enough. Thanks!

3 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Jefferson Park Transit Center To Get $25M Renovation

The $25 million renovation of the transit center at 4917 N. Milwaukee Ave. — which includes stops for nearly a dozen buses, the Chicago Transit Authority's Blue Line and Metra's Union Pacific Northwest Line, is expected to include an improved bus turn-around, new canopies, lighting, escalators and stairs, officials said.

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150123/jefferson-park/jefferson-park-transit-center-renovation-get-5m-from-tif-districts

The Renovation will be funded in part by $5M from the Jefferson Park and Portage Park TIF Districts.

During the station renovation, a new crosswalk will be installed across Milwaukee Avenue, Brugh said. Plans for the crosswalk have been in the works since May 2013, when 45th Ward residents set aside $125,000 of Arena's discretionary budget for the project.

  • There have been more than a few times when I've seen a rat here and there crossing over the railroad tracks upstairs by Metra. The problem has not gone away. Can someone please take ownership and fix this problem please?

  • Whats wrong with rats on the railroad property? There's deer too.

12 hours ago

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Jan 11

Updated 19 hours ago

Question

Those of you who are still talking/texting on your cell phone while driving, in spite of it being illegal for more than a year, would you please explain your reasoning? I'm just curious.

  • was there any "community input" for the JP terminal project. When I come in at O'Hare & feeln cheap, getting off the blue line @ JP is DEPRESSING!

  • Dan Bihler 40 plus years construction experience.

    I never heard anything...

27 hours ago

Jan 06

Updated 29 hours ago

Lavergne blocked at Montrose

I probably have missed the reasoning for this, but I'd really love to know how you have the juice to close down a street just to park your crane? I see no work being done in the spot, yet the crane sits there between two sets of fencing?

  • Drewski Don't feed the trolls.

    It has drastically reduced the ridiculous amount of cut-through traffic in the neighborhood though. That has been a welcome relief.

  • My taxes pay for your street, I can cut through wherever I want.

2 days ago

Updated 30 hours ago

Truck Driver-

A truck driver was driving along on! the freeway. A sign comes up that reads,
"Low bridge ahead." Before he knows it, the bridge is right ahead of him and
he gets stuck under the bridge. Cars are backed up for miles. Finally, a
police car comes up. The cop gets out of his car and walks around to the
truck driver, puts his hands on his hips and says, "Got stuck, huh?"
The truck driver says, "No, I was delivering this bridge and ran out of gas."

36 hours ago

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4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

45th Ward "Debates" Tonight

OMG, you guys see how many mouthbreathers were there tonight? Seats downstairs were about 2/3rds full and there had to have been at least a hundred. Droves of satin blackhawks jackets and Payless dirty gymshoes. What's happened to this Ward? Where did the class go to? Niles and Morton Grove?

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Looking for Line Cook & Wait Staff

Local Irish pub restaurant looking to hire locals. Experience required with references. Please send your information to galvin5901@aol.com.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Gladstone Plaza is finally getting its long awaited upgrade!

After several years of vacancy and dilapidated condition, the Gladstone Plaza is finally getting its long awaited upgrade!

Construction has been ongoing for the past few weeks!

After successfully negotiating a plan with the Department of Planning & Development and the developers, Revision, we can finally bring this parcel online and activated with business tenants!

2 days ago

St. Constance School Open House Tomorrow!

Join us for a reception, and Open House on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 11:30 am t0 1pm. The Open House will feature a Health, Social Studies and Literature Fair, and Book Fair as well.

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Update: Long/Argyle

As a neighbor who is not in favor of up zoning this parcel, I called the alderman's office to get an update. It seems there is no current proposal by the developer. Whew! Just wanted to throw that out there as it seems many people are actively worried that a project is in the works. It is not; it is stalled.

  • Maybe it's in the water supply?

  • Ryan Richter Transportation Planner in Jefferson Park

    That initial concept in the Press was not even an official proposal anyway.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Amish Grocery Store in the City

I've seen many threads where neighbors are looking for good quality, organic foods and grass fed meats. A small store in Ukrainian Village features Amish products and the prices are really great.

Find out more on Grocery Gal: http://grocerygalblog.com/amish-healthy-foods/

  • A&K

    I have seen only two threads asking for good quality meats and veggies. I see far more complaints about how much low quality food costs. Including one about finding cheaper meat compared to jewel. You get what you pay for. We get ours from the family farms that come to...

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    I have seen only two threads asking for good quality meats and veggies. I see far more complaints about how much low quality food costs. Including one about finding cheaper meat compared to jewel. You get what you pay for. We get ours from the family farms that come to the farmers market. All of the meat is ethically raised and processed. The costs are only slightly higher. A pound of chicken runs $6-$7. The veggies are non-gmo and little or no pesticide.

    Whole foods step 4 is also a good choice. However, even step one is far better quality compared to jewel. The up front cost to switch to non-gmo and organic food was costly. Now that it's done our food bills are very reasonable.

  • Forest Glen Vince

    Remember that movie where Harrison Ford nailed the Amish girl?

2 days ago

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3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

OLV Open House

Join OLV this Sunday for our Open House; see old friends, meet new people, and check out what a wonderful job the students did on their Science Fair Projects which will be on display. Come check us out and become apart of Our family. Registration will be open.

  • JimmyMac's Catheter

    Yes go there for one year before it closes.

  • Retired concerned citizen

    Positive thinker, aren't you?

  • AnnabelleBlue Proud teacher & active mom who loves our hood :)

    Black Sheep is JaKenji, one of alderman Arena's friends who creates a numerous accounts to anonymously bash people & places for some sadistic pleasure. Pay him no attention.

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Zoning committee defers hearing on medical marijuana dispensary on Montrose

Council committee defers hearing on proposed medical marijuana dispensary on Montrose, as questions remain about possible plans for nearby parking lot on Pensacola, a side street in the Triangle neighborhood; committee approves retail-residential project at Lawrence/Austin.
http://nadignewspapers.com/2015/01/21/committee-defers-hearing-on-bid-for-marijuana-dispensary/

  • JimmyMac's Catheter

    Yes put it by Jackie H. and the other Triangle witches! They hate seniors, they will love this!

  • My upstairs neighbor is not going to like competition coming into the neighborhood . . . on the other hand maybe he'll move to another neighborhood, in another state, in another country.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Golf and Old Age lol

Arthur is 90 years old. He's played golf every day since his retirement 25 years ago. One day he arrives home looking downcast.

"That's it," he tells his wife. "I'm giving up golf. My eyesight has got so bad that once I'd hit the ball I couldn't see where it went."

His wife sympathizes and makes him a cup of tea. As they sit down she says, "Why don't you take my brother with you and give it one more...

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Arthur is 90 years old. He's played golf every day since his retirement 25 years ago. One day he arrives home looking downcast.

"That's it," he tells his wife. "I'm giving up golf. My eyesight has got so bad that once I'd hit the ball I couldn't see where it went."

His wife sympathizes and makes him a cup of tea. As they sit down she says, "Why don't you take my brother with you and give it one more try."

"That's no good" sighs Arthur. "Your brother's a hundred and three. He can't help."

"He may be a hundred and three", says the wife, "but his eyesight is perfect."

So the next day Arthur heads off to the golf course with his brother-in-law. He tees up, takes an almighty swing and squints down the fairway.

He turns to the brother-in-law. "Did you see the ball?"

"Of course I did!"

"Where did it go?" says Arthur.

"I can't remember."

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

OLV Pasta Dinner

Join us for a delicious dinner with family and friends...OLV Pasta Dinner tickets are now on sale. Order in advance to reserve your seat today! You can purchase tickets at the school office, over the phone at 773-283-2229, online at www.olvchicago.org , or at the door the night of the event.
Hope to see you tomorrow night!!!

  • JimmyMac's Catheter

    It will give them money until they close in a year.

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Great Indian food in Jeff Park/Portage Park

Any recommendations? I know of great ones outside of the neighborhood but would love closer to us.

  • I like Himshikar very much. Kent is right that it's Nepalese/Himalayan, not what you might think of as purely Indian food. Still, someone with a hankering for aloo mahkani and naan will be able to find plenty to like about it.

  • Brian eater, drinker

    Huge fan of Himshikar. We order in from them with embarrassing frequency. They have some good Himalayan options, but they also have plenty of excellent Indian standards. Definitely worth checking out.

3 days ago

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5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Masons and Bricklayers Wanted

My friend is looking for job seekers. His post is below for anyone interested.

"My company is looking for experienced bricklayers, stonemasons, and masonry laborers. We work year round, including all winter. Our projects are typically located on the north side of Chicago and the suburban north-shore area. Must have own transportation and be willing to work on Saturday.
If interested please contact me at lukas@solve-construction.com. Mowimy po Polsku."

4 days ago

Next time your are at the Jefferson Park fieldhouse, you may want to look for this piece of history

Plaque is located on a concrete base in the ground near a tree on Long Avenue, just south of Higgins Avenue.
http://nadignewspapers.com/2015/01/22/history-found-on-former-club-that-installed-veterans-plaque/

4 days ago

Youth Company Chicago is opening a second location in Jeff Park!

Jefferson Park's hugely successful Youth Company Chicago is opening a second location in Jeff Park to meet the needs of adults and children. Windy City Music Theatre will open a new location at 4766 N. Milwaukee and will offer literature based musical theatre classes and performances in addition to their childrens' programming. http://www.youthcompanychicago.org/

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

break in on the 4400 block of N Lamon

someone broke into my house yesterday, around 12.30 pm, while i was at work. i have awesome neighbors that watch out for each other, and they noticed the guy ringing my bell and then walking down the gang way to the back. they called 911 and the cops were able to catch this thug coming out the back door with my things. apparently there was another break in on my block a week ago. be careful!

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5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Nursing Home LOL

Once upon a time there was an elderly gentleman suffering from Alzheimer's. His wife of 40 years loved him very much, but she couldn't handle him any longer. He would wander about, never knowing where he was or, sometimes, even who he was. She decided to take him to a nursing home.

At the nursing home, while the wife was filling out paperwork, a nurse had the gentleman sit in a chair. Suddenly the man started slowly leaning to his...

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Once upon a time there was an elderly gentleman suffering from Alzheimer's. His wife of 40 years loved him very much, but she couldn't handle him any longer. He would wander about, never knowing where he was or, sometimes, even who he was. She decided to take him to a nursing home.

At the nursing home, while the wife was filling out paperwork, a nurse had the gentleman sit in a chair. Suddenly the man started slowly leaning to his left. The nurse ran over and put a pillow on his left side to prop him up. A few minutes later, he started leaning to his right. The nurse ran over and put a pillow on his right side. Then he started leaning forward. This time the nurse strapped him into the chair.

After completing the paperwork, his wife walked up to him and asked, "So are you sure this place is okay?"

"It's okay," he said, "but why won't they let me fart?

4 days ago

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Jan 17

Updated 5 days ago

Great handyman

I was given a flyer at a town meeting when I met the gentleman. Recently I moved a tenant downstairs into the garden apartment. Upon moving their first day a water line busted due to the weather. The water caused alot of damage. Ill called the gentleman on the flyer and within hours he was there. He managed to fix the broken line and a broken valve. I wasnt aware of the mold damge that had accumulated there and he...

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I was given a flyer at a town meeting when I met the gentleman. Recently I moved a tenant downstairs into the garden apartment. Upon moving their first day a water line busted due to the weather. The water caused alot of damage. Ill called the gentleman on the flyer and within hours he was there. He managed to fix the broken line and a broken valve. I wasnt aware of the mold damge that had accumulated there and he right away removed all mold and made me feel safe again. He was very reliable, professional and did a wonderdul job, a at a reasonable cost. Wish there where more hanyman like him. Definitely putting his card on fridge for emergencies. Here is his info Steve Mancini (773)507- 4415

  • That was a little unexpected but appreciated much I'm a father everything I do is for my kids you guys on here are amazing believe it or not I have been hired more than 200 times from the neighbors on here I have also been on here since the day...

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    That was a little unexpected but appreciated much I'm a father everything I do is for my kids you guys on here are amazing believe it or not I have been hired more than 200 times from the neighbors on here I have also been on here since the day everyblock came back. I am willing to admit that last year we had more calls than ever and if anyone got missed for something we said we would do message me and we will make it right by giving you a free gutter clean and apology

  • Steve—I am one of your recent satisfied customers, having found your information on Everyblock last Fall. You came and fixed a gutter problem and we were very happy with your work, your price and the way you conduct your business. You even came back and brought paint from your own...

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    Steve—I am one of your recent satisfied customers, having found your information on Everyblock last Fall. You came and fixed a gutter problem and we were very happy with your work, your price and the way you conduct your business. You even came back and brought paint from your own supply to make our project look even better. So I'm happy that many people are being fair and thoughtful before judging, and to have found you through this site. Continued good luck on your business, we'll be in touch with more jobs soon, I'm sure!

5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Archdiocese formally asks area parochial schools to consolidate

Saint Tarcissus, Saint Cornelius, Saint Constance, Saint Thecla, Saint Pascal and Our Lady of Victory are on the list. Changes could be in place by fall of 2016.
http://nadignewspapers.com/2015/01/21/archdiocese-asks-six-area-parochial-schools-to-join-consolidation-plan-changes-could-be-in-place-by-fall-of-2016/

  • It's a pity but also realistic. Parents will naturally go to stronger schools, which makes them stronger, and the cycle continues. We compared OLV to St Eds and it was obvious St Eds was the stronger school. We're at Belding now and couldn't be happier but it's tough for a lot of the old Catholic schools.

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Great Auto Repair Shop--M&M Auto Repair

I recently had my car serviced at M&M Auto Clinic and I highly recommend them. Mike used to work at the Citgo on Naragansett and my husband was a regular customer. This was the first time for my car, but I will be a regular customer from now on. Polite, great communication, excellent pricing.

http://www.mmautoclinic.com/

5748 W Higgins Ave
Chicago, IL 60630
b/t Menard Ave & Mango Ave in Jefferson Park
773-930-3040

  • raven58 long long time portage Parker 54 yrs. strong

    Can you say PETES AUTO ON MILWAUKEE AND Higgins. Awesome service!!!!!!!

Jan 15

Updated 5 days ago

Need Suggestion for Italian Sausage Shop / Polish, too.

I am in need of everyone's assist with suggestions on where to buy good Italian (hot and mild) sausage to cook at home. While on the subject,please ideas for place to buy fresh and smoked kielbasa. Thanks very much in advance for your help! Stay warm!

  • Yes sir. Thanks for the kind words about Lou, I miss her everyday to say the least. Paul lives with my wife and I and has done so since my parents passed in 2001.

  • Thanks for the recommendations for Ellengee

Dec 14

Updated 5 days ago

Everyblock has been so much better in about the last week

Everyblock has been so much better in about the last week without all those trolls putting up comments that are nasty, insulting or off topic. There is only one user now that Im suspicious of. I am wondering if Everyblock decided to check out IP addresses and figured out that so many of the accounts were from the same place (Kenji and possibly John A). It is such a pleasure to communicate without that garbage. In the future, if these types of posts come back, we should ALL immediately mute these users and report them to everyblock. Lets not ever tolerate this again in the future. My best to all of you. :)

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6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Thanks to M&M Auto Clinic

I recently had my car serviced at M&M Auto Clinic and I highly recommend them. Mike used to work at the Citgo on Naragansett and my husband always had his car serviced by him. This was the first time for my car, but I will be a regular car from now on. Polite, great communication, excellent pricing.

http://www.mmautoclinic.com/

5748 W Higgins Ave
Chicago, IL 60630
b/t Menard Ave & Mango Ave in Jefferson Park
773-930-3040

  • I've taken my car there for years. They always did a good job.

  • raven58 long long time portage Parker 54 yrs. strong

    Can you SAY PETES AUTO on Milwaukee and Higgins 😄!!!!!

Jan 18

Updated 5 days ago

  • King Tut

    The difference is he is trained on how to properly classify offenses. You are an uninformed gadfly.

  • There is no difference and you obviously have an inferiority complex to resort to name calling when your irrelevant questions are responded to with support. It's a shame that the pinnacle of your existence is to login to everyblock and spend your time changing id names to post commentary on other peoples postings that could careless about your opinions and your off topic insults. You are the epitome of a lonely, bitter and vexatious individual.

6 days ago

Updated 6 days ago

Kenny's on Lawrence and Austin

What ever happened to Kenny's. Drove by yesterday they are closed again. Up for sale?

Jan 19

Updated 6 days ago

Zoning platforms for 45th Ward aldermanic candidates outlined; Jan. 21 debate set

Zoning-related questions expected to be among the issues discussed at 45th Ward aldermanic debate at 7 p.m. Wed., Jan. 21, at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence Ave.
http://nadignewspapers.com/2015/01/19/45th-ward-aldermanic-candidates-outline-their-zoning-platforms-debate-set-for-jan-21-at-copernicus-center/

  • Karl JP Retired from Jefferson's Park.

    Who would've figured zoning would still be a top issue in ward 45?

Jan 19

Updated 6 days ago

Mailed package using wrong mail service

A while ago I mailed a return package using ups but really I had to use fedex. I habitually used the ups box, later realizing my refund never came.

Is there anyway to get my package back? Is it some place where I can get it? I went in person to both stores and they were no help.

  • Randy Stroller

    This is America. You can sue all of those folks and USPS since you mailed it. There have been several episodes of comedies and dramas of folks trying to get things back from the post office that they did not mean to mail or someone else mailed and was undeliverable and a clue in a crime. Seems like I remember Lucy ending up in a mail bag.

  • King Tut

    That was a male bag.

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Jan 12

Updated Jan 19

Golfer...LOL

I thought you people might get sick of my silly jokes, but a lot of you said they want some more, so I will keep this up, until a bunch of people turn up on my front yard, with pitchforks and torches! So here goes.

Police are called to an apartment and find a man standing, holding a 5 iron in his hands, looking at the lifeless body of a woman on the floor. The detective asks, "Sir, is that...

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I thought you people might get sick of my silly jokes, but a lot of you said they want some more, so I will keep this up, until a bunch of people turn up on my front yard, with pitchforks and torches! So here goes.

Police are called to an apartment and find a man standing, holding a 5 iron in his hands, looking at the lifeless body of a woman on the floor. The detective asks, "Sir, is that your wife?" "Yes." "Did you hit her with that golf club?" "Yes, yes, I did." The man stifles a sob, drops the club, and puts his hands on his head. "How many times did you hit her?" "I don't know. Five, six, seven.....Put me down for a five."

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