3 days ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Two broken legs, abandoned by owner

I normally do only cat rescue but, on my way home from PAWS Intake on 26th Street, I came across a dog who had been hit by a car. I couldn't just drive past.

Please check out the story and help support my fundraiser by donating and/or by sharing to your social networks:

https://www.gofundme.com/DiamondDogChicago

    Click here to support Two broken legs, abandoned by owner organized by Joann Seastrom
    Diamond suffered two broken back legs after being hit by a car on Friday 8/18. The driver slowed down to see what he hit, but he did not stop. The dog laid on the side of the road unable to move. A group of young men hovered over her, discussing what to do.
    https://www.gofundme.com

15 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

    9-Mile 'Portage Museum' Could Transform The Northwest Side
    CHICAGO - Visitors to this year's Chicago Architecture Biennial can check out a sweeping proposal for more than a dozen new new art installations and public areas along the 9-mile stretch of Irving Park Road between the Chicago and Des Plaines Rivers.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

2 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Amazon HQ2

Is Chicago in line to win the Amazon HQ2 sweepstakes? How would this affect the city? The Lincoln Yards site along the Chicago River has been most talked about. The site will have a new Metra stop, water taxi and 606 trail extension. So what about housing? The addition of 50,000 jobs will obviously increase demand. In the seven years since Amazon established it's first HQ in Seattle, home prices are up 83% and the average median price for a home is 700k. Average median price for Chicago is 306k. Anyone owning a home now could see a huge jump in equity. Same for anyone who buys before Amazon announces the winner next year.

  • SCC Northwest sider my whole life.

    In the pockets of city unions.

    You mean the same city unions whose members are required to live in the city?

    Likewise, the county union employees who are required to live in the county?

    So you're saying those wages are earned by your neighbors?

  • I'm sure Rahm is doing this out of the goodness of his own heart. Right! Take a wild guess what companies will be involved in the construction? Kinney, Pepper, Walsh, etc. All donors to Rahm's campaign fund! All vendors will be connected also. Can you say Midway & O'Hare?

42 hours ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Composting

My dear wife wants to start composting. I called the Alderman, but they said they do not have any. Does anyone know of a cheap resource or a giveaway of compost barrels?

  • NatureNut SE PortageParker since1992

    A container is not necessary for composting. Just make a pile in an inconspicuous place. Easy peasy.

  • pattymelt is mostly in charge

    You could join Freecycle, an online community of people who freely give away items to others, and make a WANTED post. To join Freecycle, see:

    https://my.freecycle.org/

2 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Suspicious alley activity - narcotics?

5200 Barry-Nelson ave often has young people hanging out mid alley - between the garages, between the garbage cans, texting on phone, then someone else joins them and they run away - looks like drugs - have reported it, but asking that you do as well. This happens in the AM before Foreman HS starts, right after school and in the evenings. We asked the person in the alley tonight if they lived there, got a nasty response and then...

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5200 Barry-Nelson ave often has young people hanging out mid alley - between the garages, between the garbage cans, texting on phone, then someone else joins them and they run away - looks like drugs - have reported it, but asking that you do as well. This happens in the AM before Foreman HS starts, right after school and in the evenings. We asked the person in the alley tonight if they lived there, got a nasty response and then he took off. I have reported this information to the police.

Description of person involved – Hair: Black, curly, Top: Black shirt, Bottom: Black pants, Shoes: white gyms, Age: 19-20, Build: medium, Race: Hispanic, Sex: Male, Other details: starting a mustache

  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    The neighborhood definitely has to get 25 looking into this ongoing situation.

  • Agnes Groeper Major of Major

    Police need to install blue light cameras in the alley. Worked great at St. Ferdinand.

21 hours ago

Updated 20 hours ago

Bring your mom to this free event!

Sunday, October 1, 11am-1pm @ Anne's Haven. We'll bring the mimosas and get the stories flowing. It will be an experience you won't forget!

20 hours ago

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Sep 13

Updated 32 hours ago

Martini Club?

Hi, recent addition to Portage Park here! Does anyone know the scoop on Martini Club on Irving Park? It seems to be closed, but then I saw it was open the other night. Is it really, as the name implies, a martini club?

5 days ago

Updated 33 hours ago

SKUNKS

Can anyone suggest on how to get rid of skunks?
There is a vacant house next to us and I've seen 4 skunks
in there yard 2 adults and 2 small skunks. Anyway I've called the city and
they have done nothing! It's difficult to sleep with that strong odor coming through
my house even with our windows closed. It's always around 2 in the morning too.

  • Agnes Groeper Major of Major

    Regarding possible drug dealing in alley near Foremen: we had a problem like that near St. Ferdinand a few years back. Police installed blue camera lights and problem disappeared overnight. First one to call is the Alderman 773 794 3095.

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    Does it get rid of skunk at foremen

6 days ago

Updated 36 hours ago

Lost Cat and REWARD North Kolmar Ave and Cornelia Ave!!

Heartsick over my cat who went missing Sunday September 10th, due to construction work on outside of home. Recent rescue and not microchipped yet and both of us battling illness and truly are lifelines within each other. Please find it in your heart to help with ANY information and contact James at 917-817-9691

  • Whereabouts did he go missing from? Also, is his muzzle that dark orange or is it white? I saw an orange cat on the 3000 block of Troy st a few days ago who looked like that but the area around his mouth was white, wondering if your picture darkened the area.

  • I sent you a message from Nextdoor. Check your spam folder if you haven't gotten it and email me back if you want help looking or hanging signs. You're not that far from me. Good luck!

44 hours ago

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4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Shooting on Warwick & Marmora

On 09/15 at approx. 11:30 a.m. gunfire erupted coming from 5858 W. Warwick. Heard two volleys of 5 to 7 shots. Within minutes our neighborhood was swarming with police from 16th. District. The efficiency and professionalism shown by our officers was reassuring that they were indeed protecting and serving us well. The location of the incident is now being watched by many eyes of disturbed residents.
Myself, I am confident that our neighborhood is indeed secure and the drug dealers are being watched closely by all...24/7.
THANK YOU TO ALL 016 OFFICERS WHO RESPONDED. YOU ARE AWESOME!

  • We had the same problem but with drugs a they got evicted because of the constant 911 calls. It works stay on it.

  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    The 911 call taker will ask you your name but all you have to say is that you wish to remain anonymous and your call will still be dispatched to the patrol cars

Oct 26 2012

Updated 2 days ago

Is this unreasonable? - neighborhood kids

So our next door neighbors and their kids think they own the block. They have no respect for others' property. Aside from their garbage ending up in our yard (from eating/drinking soda and throwing the wrapping/cans on the ground or over the fence on our property), our bigger issue is with them causing physical damage to our home. I understand that kids are kids - we have a 4 year old, but they insist on playing soccer or baseball either...

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So our next door neighbors and their kids think they own the block. They have no respect for others' property. Aside from their garbage ending up in our yard (from eating/drinking soda and throwing the wrapping/cans on the ground or over the fence on our property), our bigger issue is with them causing physical damage to our home. I understand that kids are kids - we have a 4 year old, but they insist on playing soccer or baseball either in front of our home or in their driveway. Either way, the balls always end up hitting our home and windows. We just replaced all of our windows including a large bay window (which cost a pretty penny) and we are getting ready to put new siding on. But I'm constantly out there talking to them about not playing ball in the sidewalk and hitting our house; there is a field 3 blocks away. These kids (ranging from 7-13) don't give 2 sh*ts about what I tell them (I'm always being polite and respectful when I speak to them). Their parents also don't care because they are usually outside and can see that the balls are hitting our house, cars, etc. and yet, they don't do anything about it. they only yell at the kids if the ball hits their home/car.

Anyways, I don't think it's unreasonable to expect others to respect your property and not cause damage to it. Is there anything else I can do? This may seem petty to some but it really pisses me off.

  • This post is also 5 years old...ha

  • Spam Alert Don't be selling your used junk up in here, okay?

    Things were so much simpler back in two-aught-twelve.

Sep 05

Updated 2 days ago

  • Rosa Vargas Padron Hi Im new signed up to help find our dog & connec.

    No not chip we had his appointment set up for this Friday....and montose & Cicero

  • Is there any good news.... Have you and your dog been reunited?

2 days ago

Update from PPNA: Exciting News About the Northwest Portage Walking Museum!

The Portage Park Neighborhood Association (PPNA) is pleased to share some exciting updates about our idea for the Northwest Portage Walking Museum, an outdoor museum to be comprised of artistic, historical, cultural, and natural installations along Irving Park Rd. between the Chicago and Des Plaines Rivers.

New Lead Partners for Northwest Portage Walking Museum
The American Indian Center (AIC) and the Chicago Public Art Group (CPAG) have joined PPNA as lead partners to work on realizing the walking museum. Their...

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The Portage Park Neighborhood Association (PPNA) is pleased to share some exciting updates about our idea for the Northwest Portage Walking Museum, an outdoor museum to be comprised of artistic, historical, cultural, and natural installations along Irving Park Rd. between the Chicago and Des Plaines Rivers.

New Lead Partners for Northwest Portage Walking Museum
The American Indian Center (AIC) and the Chicago Public Art Group (CPAG) have joined PPNA as lead partners to work on realizing the walking museum. Their assistance is key as they bring important expertise and organizational capacity to this project. CPAG has applied for a grant from the Chicago Community Trust to fund two museum installation sites at the Chicago and Des Plaines Rivers and will learn in late September if the grant has been approved. Together with the AIC and CPAG, we have convened a steering committee with representatives from other organizations that have also joined the effort to advance this project.

Northwest Portage Walking Museum Represented at Chicago Biennial
PPNA is also excited to announce that Perkins+Will, a Chicago architectural and design firm, has offered their design services to support the walking museum. They have taken up the idea in a big way, creating design concepts for the walking museum that will be on display as part of the Chicago Biennial Between States exhibit at the Chicago Architecture Foundation Gallery at 224 S. Michigan Ave. The exhibit is free and open to the public from September 19th to December 31st and we encourage all to attend.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Ttv3wzFQb1h8xXUhr13jZJxmiCrVgi8jFLhO0emKr8A/edit?usp=sharing

Also, our next public meeting is tonight, our guest speaker is Rep. Will Guzzardi, 39th Dist., see:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/neighbor-events/sep18-ppna-september-public-meeting-8290064/

    Northwest Portage Walking Museum update 20170917
    The Portage Park Neighborhood Association (PPNA) is pleased to share some exciting updates about our idea for the Northwest Portage Walking Museum, an outdoor museum to be comprised of artistic, historical, cultural, and natural installations along Irving Park Rd. between the Chicago and Des P...
    http://docs.google.com

2 days ago

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Sep 12

Updated 4 days ago

Alderman John Arena shared Friends of Beard's...

...our local schools while enjoying the delicious food from Trattoria Porretta Ristorante, Pizzeria, and Catering, 3556 N. Central. Tomorrow starting at 4:00 pm, 15% of all purchases will go towards Friends of...

    Friends of Beard Poretta's Dinner
    15% of all purchases will go towards Friends of Beard, NFP . This includes dine in, take out, delivery, gift certificates, and pre-orders on catering....
    https://www.facebook.com

  • Deutsch portage36

    50% of all purchases? so i buy a $18 meal, $9 goes to cause? or 50% of all profits? big difference.

  • 15 not 50.

4 days ago

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Jul 14

Updated 5 days ago

ATT Fiber (Gigapower) vs Comcast Xfinity

Looking for anyone that has had experience moving from Comcast Xfinity to ATT Fiber (Gigapower) Service. For clarity, I'm not talking about ATT DSL nor ATT Uverse.

I have no illusions about customer service - I know they both rate mediocre there. I also am not so concerned about cost comparison. It's really more about the install, uptime, consistency of speed the ISP is delivering. If all evils are about equal I'd make a move to take advantage of the increase in speed ATT Fiber provides.

Any personal experiences anyone can share will be gratefully received. Thanks!

  • Nate, what speed do you normally get from the fiber? Is it close to their advertised speed? Thx.

  • Also how much are the fees and taxes for the fiber service?

5 days ago

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5 days ago

Sep 08

Updated 6 days ago

Call your county commissioner to tell them to vote no for the sugar tax

There is a vote at next weeks county board meeting. Please call your commissioner and tell them to vote NO for this tax. This tax is nothing more than a tax to keep the bloated county government going.

  • You should be really upset with the Federal Government for givings subsidies for corn syrup. Your money is being used to create the sugary drinks and then you're being taxed additionally for their purchase.

    That's double taxation baby!

  • Sign the petition.

6 days ago

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Sep 13

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Sep 13

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Sep 12

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Sep 10

Updated Sep 11

Belmont Central Fest

Excited to check out a local street festival, my partner and I walked down to see what it was all about. A stage blasting loud music, a few food stands and and handful of carnival/fair rides.

What surprised and shocked me most was the poor ponies that were being held hostage in a small enclosure providing amusement and rides. Ok -- I know this doesn't seem that bad, but you need to understand the environment in which these poor ponies...

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Excited to check out a local street festival, my partner and I walked down to see what it was all about. A stage blasting loud music, a few food stands and and handful of carnival/fair rides.

What surprised and shocked me most was the poor ponies that were being held hostage in a small enclosure providing amusement and rides. Ok -- I know this doesn't seem that bad, but you need to understand the environment in which these poor ponies were subject to.

They were in this small small fenced area being forced to walk in a tight circle for hours and hours providing rides to the few spectators that actually wandered up. Not only were they in a small space, they also had no horse shoes, their poor hooves were cracked, and you could clearly see that they were tired as they lifted their back hooves to an angle trying to alleviate the strain from standing for hours on this asphalt road. It was sad and heartbreaking to see these poor guys standing there in such agony for our mere amusement.

Now, on the other side of Central was a small camel also being exploited for our amusement. This camel was muzzled and, again, forced to walk back and forth on the hard asphalt for hours. I decided to ask the gentlemen who was managing the camel rides about the condition of the ponies and how it wasn't humane that they were being forced to walk in such a small space for hours on asphalt without at least horse shoes to protect hooves. I immediately was greeted a hasty defense and was told it wasn't any of my business what the company name was nor where they were based out of.

I decided to leave it at that and photograph the poor conditions of these animals and document the clear signs of exhaustion.

It's crazy that the city has allowed such a horrid thing to be included as part of the venue. I intend to email the alderman's office and make it clear that this type of entertainment shouldn't be allowed in the future.

  • I'll never be your beast of burden.

  • Just because it isn't part of your culture doesn't mean it should be ignored. Part of being members of the human race includes learning from our mistakes and making changes to be more humane and we should be becoming more enlightened not more regressive. If the supplier of the animals...

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    Just because it isn't part of your culture doesn't mean it should be ignored. Part of being members of the human race includes learning from our mistakes and making changes to be more humane and we should be becoming more enlightened not more regressive. If the supplier of the animals felt he was doing the right thing, he would have provided information as to the owner. Please keep us updated, Gerald. We can all contact the alderman. If he can't provide information, he should have to look into the issue.

    Belmont/Central neighbors: wouldn't a Bouncy House be a better choice?

Sep 11

Nanny-share

I am the nanny for this nanny-share. One of the munchkins I watch is leaving to be with her big sister. I am looking for a child that needs care during the day.
I am located by Addison & Austin. There is more individual attention and less sickness in a smaller environment. If you are interested feel free to contact me via email or text.
daynaschacke@ymail.com
773-444-7263
References upon request.

Dayna

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Sep 11

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Sep 06

Updated Sep 11

What happened around Patterson and Menard? (1:00am~ 9/6/2017)

Heard individual loud bangs from the distance from Melvina at around 1:00 am. I went on the police scanner and police said there were a bunch of calls of shots fired in that area. any clarification on what happened?

  • You probably heard the retaliation. They must of missed. Nothing else reported in the area on the 6th

  • It was fireworks. Retaliation? Lol I hope that was a bad joke.

Sep 11

Sep 08

Updated Sep 10

Found Orange Cat

There is a long- haired orange cat hanging out on the 4400block of Montrose.

  • Yes in today's world nobody should let their cats roam.So many dangers and cruel people.Check for micro chip if caught.All my strays adjusted well to indoor life.Can you post on Lost Cats of IL? Thanks for caring

  • Thank you for helping this kitty. Many, many blessings to you!

Sep 01

Updated Sep 10

Really that bad?

Good morning everyone! I read EveryBlock daily for Portage Park / Six corners. Lately I have been seeing more and more comments about the area going downhill. Is this the case?

It seems things are happening that are positive in the Six Corners area. New small businesses etc. (onviously with the exception of the bank hole). The neighborhoods still seems quiet and contain a very tight community feeling which is hard to find. What are your thoughts?, I am interested!

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    City plays the race card to get things done and people arguing ,go walk at midnight down some of the side streets and wake up . It's not about race its bad elements and crime.The alderman should not have police protection for them or their families if it is safe like they assume it to be wont be a problem.

  • Sue Portage Park-er

    I did report the one on Long & Byron via the website, also the one north of it on the building east side of Long.

Sep 10

    Irma Response | Resources for Hurricane Irma Response, Relief, Recovery
    If you need to evacuate, click below to view the Shelter Map for open shelters in your area. If you're a shelter and need supplies/volunteers, click below to let us know what you need. Si necesita un refugio, haga click abajo para ver el Mapa con refugios abiertos en su area.
    https://www.irmaresponse.org

Sep 10

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Sep 09

Updated Sep 09

Free Moving Boxes

Just moved to Portage Park and have lots of small, medium & large Lowes Moving boxes, several heavyweight. Also wardrobes, dish pack boxes, lamp boxes, etc. Free to anyone who'd like to come get them. Message me & we can make arrangements.

  • Can i pick them up tomorrow? We are by byron st as well. Near ATI, in front of lutheran services

  • Yes, we're here before 11am, then late aftn. Text me 724-316-4096 & we'll work it out.

Sep 07

Updated Sep 09

found dog - sparky

in case my neighbors across the street check here. i have sparky. note on your door!

Aug 31

Updated Sep 09

Sudden increase of bums, crack addicts, in general riffraff & playground danger

I have been walking in portage Park in the last couple weeks and just noticed the sudden uptick significant Lee of bombs, crack addicts, and generally downtrodden rituals sleeping at the park benches in front of businesses throughout the neighborhood. Has this happened because of the increase in Texas? What's going on here ? Or neighborhood are used to be nice and clean for years ago when my wife and I moved. What to do Nallon seems like a neighborhood...

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I have been walking in portage Park in the last couple weeks and just noticed the sudden uptick significant Lee of bombs, crack addicts, and generally downtrodden rituals sleeping at the park benches in front of businesses throughout the neighborhood. Has this happened because of the increase in Texas? What's going on here ? Or neighborhood are used to be nice and clean for years ago when my wife and I moved. What to do Nallon seems like a neighborhood is going the way of Rogers Park Or uptown… Never hurts where we used to live and move because of that same reason. Also and I should probably start a new post for this one how come portage Park playground playground is so trashed? I've noticed it becoming increasingly damaged and no one seems to care park district isn't doing anything in terms of upkeep or maintenance the other day I was there with my daughter and they actually had police tape around the monkey bars it's actually dangerous for kids.

  • To contact the park director, I emailed the address on the Portage Park Website. I included my phone number in the email and he called the next day.

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    Ask him to tell me what the writing on trash can facing playground means, is it a sign in another language or a bums language or maybe a no hate club for kids?

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