May 15

Updated 1 hour ago

Field of WEEDS????!

So disappointed! I took my son down to watch the kids playing baseball at Steinmetz, what a joke!!!! The grass was at least a foot high! The poor kid in the outfield lost a ball among the uncut grass and weeds. Are you kidding me? These kids are trying to stay off the street and play sports - this is the support we give them? Get a lawnmower over there for goodness sake! CPS, the city, whoever is responsible should be ashamed and embarrassed of themselves! Let's get it together folks!

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    Lazy city should enfoce , maybe they want the getto look, next will be fly dumping.

  • Did you contact the school or the athletic department? Maybe they need some parents or community members to make some calls to the school board or the Alderman.

  • Congrats Steinmetz on the upgrade coming your way!

Nov 28 2012

Updated 9 hours ago

Streets & Sanitation Now Hiring General Laborers - Apply Online

Applicants must apply online between November 29 and December 12, 2102 at the Department of Human Resources CAREERS site:

http://cityofchicago.org/CAREERS

Salary Starts at $19.50/hour

Must be 18 years old at time of application

For assistance, call 312-744-4976 or visit City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, Room 100, Monday thru Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

In addition to a Veterans preference of 25%, the City of Chicago is implementing a new hiring preference for Chicago Public Schools (CPS) high school...

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Applicants must apply online between November 29 and December 12, 2102 at the Department of Human Resources CAREERS site:

http://cityofchicago.org/CAREERS

Salary Starts at $19.50/hour

Must be 18 years old at time of application

For assistance, call 312-744-4976 or visit City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, Room 100, Monday thru Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

In addition to a Veterans preference of 25%, the City of Chicago is implementing a new hiring preference for Chicago Public Schools (CPS) high school graduates, in an effort to encourage students to stay in school and graduate. This is the first hiring preference for City of Chicago positions that is targeted at CPS students. The General Laborer position will be the first position that utilizes the CPS preference. DHR will ensure that at least 25% of the candidates referred to the department for hiring consideration are CPS graduates. In order to receive the preference, applicants must attach their CPS high school transcripts or diploma at the time of application.

  • kids i won't u to know that staying in school is a good way to assure that your heading in the right direction in life. stay smart stay in school.

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46 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Proposed Chicago Homeless Housesitter Program (CHH)

How we might salve two open wounds by applying them to each other...

To the Honorable Aldermen and Mayor of the Great City of Chicago

June 20, 2017

How can we morally as a civil society allow these two images to exist side-by-side?

An open proposal for the establishment of the "Chicago Homeless Housesitter Program"

https://www.gallantgoose.com/proposed-chicago-homeless-housesitter-program-chh/

  • This is the craziest idea I've ever heard. I said the same as Beeb. Why not have the banks just fork over a grand a month to the homeowner to NOT go into foreclosure? And this idea that either a bank AGREE to this, or the city will confiscate their property is EXTORTION!.But then that's how this cities politicians roll, isn't it?

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    Wont work but , the city should hire some of these people and put them to work to solve the problem. Some of the homless gave up look around the six corners , wait till business move into area are they going to work at Binny's or allowed to sit around and beg?

2 days ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Six Corner's Portage Park

Anyone know if they are still building Aldi, Binny's, Starbucks, etc? There's so much potential for this intersection and neighborhood, why does it still look like an ghost town?

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    That sounds good make sure you take off the blade

  • Looking forward to becoming a Portage Park resident soon! Love reading this thread and seeing the neighborhood pull together and want better for an area that has tremendous possibilities. In fact, we fell in love with it exactly as is so anything in addition is a bonus!!

34 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Neighbors Night Out!!!

Looks like the weather will be perfect this evening for free appetizers on Veranda's rooftop -anyone going?!

17 hours ago

Mar 02

Updated 20 hours ago

Casual Tap

Does anyone know whats going on with the Casual Tap at Montrose and Mason? I know that the TV show bar rescue did a makeover with it and its been months since its been finished and it hasn't opened.

  • Giovina Austin & Irving resident since '85

    The Casual Tap episode will air on Bar Rescue new season in July. There was an article in time out about this as well as the Tribune. So you'll be able to watch it soon

  • Denise M Seasoned dog owner

    Thanks!!!

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3 days ago

Updated 35 hours ago

Central and Waveland

I was just on Alderman Villegas's web page and read that he is meeting with the developer this evening. We hope that the developer will build something there that benefits the area with economic development. We don't want any thing like they are doing in the 45th Ward.

  • Gardener Portage Park

    As a nurse practitioner and resident in the immediate area, I'm absolutely in agreement with this plan. We need this type of facility in the area; the population is aging and there are many seniors who need assisted living because of declining mental capacity. Anthem has an excellent reputation and should be a good neighbor. The artist's rendering looks like the facility will blend well in the 'hood.

  • In addition to filling an urgent need for senior housing, its close proximity to a hospital is another plus for the building occupants/residents.

Feb 15

Updated 45 hours ago

New Nite Cap

The new facade looks amazing! Does anyone know what kind of business is going into the old Nite Cap?

  • anyone know where they are at with this

  • Jermy coffee fuels me

    I walk by this daily. No progress from the outside. Looks the same as it has for months

Jun 15

Updated 2 days ago

Please keep your dog out of my back yard

To the people who consistently walk their dog off the leash on the 5400 block of Warwick, please stop allowing your dog to use my back yard as your dog's pooping place. My yard isn't fenced but that doesn't give you access to my property. Today it was twice, once before 7am, the other between 4-5 pm. There's an incident every single day. Next contact will be to Animal Control.

Thank you.

  • Soo, soo sad either way. I see soo much of it when walking my dog. Sometimes the grass hides it when high, but my dog definitely finds it and sniffs it. Yukkk!! Yes, I have heard people doing that by putting all the poop in the offender's front yard. Maybe not nice but I heard that they don't do it again. Yay!!!

  • Walked out of my yard this morning to a steaming pile on my sidewalk! I left it there. Let everyone enjoy it! When I came home after work, it looked like somebody had stepped in it. If we all do this, it may force the rest of the neighbors to take action.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

    Nautical-Themed Charley Noble Sandwich Shop Setting Sail In Portage Park
    PORTAGE PARK - Three businesses aren't enough for Joe and Melissa Basilone. Six years after the couple's first splash into the Irving Austin Business District, they're adding an on-the-go gourmet sandwich shop to their stable of storefronts in the 6000 block of West Irving Park Road, they announced.
    https://www.dnainfo.com
  • Deutsch portage36

    I really like this guy. Always a pleasure getting a coffee there. Even with starbucks coming, their coffee and customer service have already won me over. Good luck with the sandwich shop, and can't wait to try it out.

  • Misplaced Texan Fourth Year In PP

    Can't wait to give it a try. Kind of wish it had been these folks that purchased The Patio.

  • Anthony Harebrained Portage Park Young Blood

    These guys deserve our support. They are almost single handedly making West Portage Park a great place to live.

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2 days ago

Yoga with Merril tonight 6:45 at 4222 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Weekly on Tuesdays
At Farlow's Playroom

Drop in $15
Packages 4 for $50
Vets & clinically depressed free

2 days ago

6000-6024 W Warwick Ave, Chicago, IL 60634 posted 1 photo to Fotella:

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

No power?

Anyone else dealing with no power in the portage area?

  • Yes...ours was out for about 45 mins and is currently back on. ComEd said it was a damaged power line.

3 days ago

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5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Building a porch

I'm looking for recommendations for
1) someone to build about a 4ft x 4ft back porch
2) materials to use (pressure treated vs cedar vs synthetic)

I'd also appreciate any tips or suggestions for this project.
Thanks!

  • following. We need to replace our front, ground level aluminum porch that has a concrete pad. Thinking either wood or brick, with a shingled roof. Ours is maybe 8x4? My husband was thinking we could maybe even get a kit of some sort, but I feel like if we hire someone then they will properly dispose of the old materials.

Jun 24 2015

Updated 6 days ago

Middle Eastern Flair

Does anyone have any information as to when the grocery store/carryout restaurant Middle Eastern Flair on Harlem just south of Montrose will reopen? Their food was fantastic, especially their rice.

  • Try Falafel Dream on Harlem, just south of Irving. Great food.

  • Anthony Harebrained Portage Park Young Blood

    Just went to Falafel Dream last night! It was great- get the Stuffed Falafel! Also since it's Ramadan, there's not much of a wait.

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Jun 15

PPNA June Public Meeting

PPNA Public Meetings are usually held on the third Monday of each month. Because our June Public Meeting date falls on the same date as a meeting to gather input on the redesign of the Jefferson Park Transit Center, we are canceling our public meeting and encouraging all residents to attend that meeting instead as the transit center is an important asset to the Northwest Side. The meeting details are as follows:

Jefferson Park Transit Center Community Meeting
Monday, June 19, 2017
6:00-7:30 p.m.
@Copernicus Center Annex, 5214 W. Lawrence Ave. (the annex is east of the main theater entrance)

Jun 15

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Jun 08

Updated Jun 12

Home security scam?

We were just visited by a gentleman wearing a shirt and ID badge saying he was from AMP Seciurity. Claimed "they installed our ADT system a few years ago" (they didn't) and were offering a new touchpad and yard sign to update our very current system. Beware - this is a scam. Here's what we found online
https://alarm-reviews.net/amp-security/

Be careful, neighbors!

    AMP Security Reviews
    AMP Security Reviews Last Updated: June 1st, 2017. Knock, Knock! No, not a joke this time.. sorry. If you are reviewing AMP Security (now called 'AMP Smart') it is most likely because a sales rep knocked on your door.
    https://alarm-reviews.net
  • Maggiemay 45 year resident @ PP

    We are lucky to get the police 🚨 for something serious. Don't file or waste ur time. Next time slam the door on them like I do. They will get the message.

  • You should show them you don't need a security system by showing them your Glock!

Jun 12

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May 29

Updated Jun 11

    Sears site at Six Corners being marketed for new tenants
    by BRIAN NADIG The site of the Sears Department Store at 4730 W. Irving Park Road is being marketed for new commercial tenants. Up to 127,106 square feet of "anchor space" is available for lease, according to a marketing flier from New York-based Seritage Growth Properties.
    http://nadignewspapers.com

Jun 10

Updated Jun 11

Overhead garage door repair

anyone recommend someone to repair wayne dalton torgue master springs

  • Call Tom, (773)308-3825. He's replaced the springs on two garage doors for me.

Jun 10

Updated Jun 10

Leaking pipe in basement - need handyman recommendation

Any good recommendations on a handyman servicing Portage Park? I have a leaking pipe in my basement ceiling eating through the drywall above.

  • Call Chris with Tripp. He is very good, reasonable and very responsive
    773-430-4646

Jun 07

Updated Jun 10

Real Estate Attorney recommendations

Looking for real estate attorney recommendations. Thanks!

  • PJ monitor

    Farlap & Associates, 773-409-4405, no percentage, $125.00 and he will check first for free to see if he can get them down, very good at what he does

  • Farlap? I saw a YouTube video about contesting your property taxes with them. Seemed very honest & knowledgeable.

Jun 10

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Jun 05

Updated Jun 10

Concrete Repair

Our garage floor and apron are in bad shape and need repair. Recommendations please. Thank you.

  • @berteaubungalow, let us know who you go with and how the experience was

  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    If you can find a neighbor who also needs concrete work, you will probably save money by having it done at the same time

Jun 10

Apr 22

Updated Jun 09

Car parked on apron but in street

I've lived on Belle Plaine near Portage Park for around 8 years and the entire time there's been a long car parked in front of the driveway on Berteau and Lockwood. It's an illegal parking spot because the car blocks parts of the sidewalk as well as parts of the roadway.

I used to walk around it when walking my kids to the school, sometimes slipping on the ice on the apron next to the garage door. Now, every time...

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I've lived on Belle Plaine near Portage Park for around 8 years and the entire time there's been a long car parked in front of the driveway on Berteau and Lockwood. It's an illegal parking spot because the car blocks parts of the sidewalk as well as parts of the roadway.

I used to walk around it when walking my kids to the school, sometimes slipping on the ice on the apron next to the garage door. Now, every time I drive down Lockwood from Montrose, the car is there, sticking at least a foot into the street, Lockwood.

I've contacted the police twice, and waited a while to do this because it's a pretty lame thing to do, but I'm tired of stopping each time there is a car going in the opposite direction on Lockwood. It's also unlike the neighbors around here. Or maybe not.

In any case, nothing's happened, and I suspect it's because the homeowner is a city worker. There's often an SUV with MV plates in front of the house. Any suggestions about how to deal with this? I can always let it go.

  • Regarding the original post, there's been an update: the car is now gone. I can't believe it... I think it hadn't moved for 2-3 years, sticking out into the street the entire time. (Before then, it was parked there, coming and going.)

    I followed some of the suggestions here: I...

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    Regarding the original post, there's been an update: the car is now gone. I can't believe it... I think it hadn't moved for 2-3 years, sticking out into the street the entire time. (Before then, it was parked there, coming and going.)

    I followed some of the suggestions here: I called Sposato's office twice, and the second time they clarified that they were going to simply call 311 for me. The next day I called 311 myself and described the situation. I can't tell whether it was my call or Sposato's office's call or both together that made the difference.

    I do know that calling the precinct or 911 is a waste of time.

  • BerteauBungalow 20 year resident.

    We have the same problem at the corner of LaVergne and Belle Plaine, across from Dickinson Park. The garage is vintage so today's cars stick out beyond the apron. The neighbors across the street are smart and they park parallel to the garage, so they don't block the sidewalk. I've seen elderly people walking around the cars, in the grass. I'm afraid someone is going to fall. It's very annoying.

Jun 09

Porch Swing Installation

Hello,
Looking for someone to hang our porch swing. Have it assembled, but need someone to actually hang it. I'd do it myself, but soffice needs to be removed and would rather have someone with experience to come out so I don't damage anything in the process. If anyone has had a swing installed, please let me know. Thanks!

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May 20

Updated Jun 08

Oppose AT&T’s plan, even if you don’t own a landline

Many people aren’t aware that AT&T is pushing legislation that would eventually scrap the most affordable, reliable phone service for people who need it most.

Here’s why you should oppose AT&T’s plan, even if you don’t own a landline:
It poses a serious public safety concern. Too many people — including seniors, low-income families and rural residents with bad cellphone reception — still rely on landline service as their most affordable, reliable connection to 911, medical monitoring services and home...

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Many people aren’t aware that AT&T is pushing legislation that would eventually scrap the most affordable, reliable phone service for people who need it most.

Here’s why you should oppose AT&T’s plan, even if you don’t own a landline:
It poses a serious public safety concern. Too many people — including seniors, low-income families and rural residents with bad cellphone reception — still rely on landline service as their most affordable, reliable connection to 911, medical monitoring services and home security systems.

With the Illinois Telecommunications Act set to expire July 1, AT&T’s legislation (SB 1381/HB 2691) would allow the company to end service to 1.2 million business and residential landlines once the Federal Communications Commission gives final approval. And it would axe Illinois’ best local phone deals, the Consumer’s Choice calling plans, which are under a state-mandated rate freeze.

https://goo.gl/7CW64x (Rockford Star Article)

  • Mark F. Chicago LS NAT

    Traditional landline service will eventually be phased out but that does not mean AT&T should be able to stop providing home phone service. AT&T not only wants to get rid of copper but also the regulations that protect consumers.

    Home phone service needs to be available, reliable and affordable and...

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    Traditional landline service will eventually be phased out but that does not mean AT&T should be able to stop providing home phone service. AT&T not only wants to get rid of copper but also the regulations that protect consumers.

    Home phone service needs to be available, reliable and affordable and so in the future, whatever phone service eventually replaces copper landlines should be subject to similar rules as landlines are......

    1. It must be stand alone without bundling
    2. You should not have to buy or lease any equipment
    3. Must include a basic no frills plan (currently $19 for landlines)
    4. Must be reliable and repaired quickly

    I had wireless home phone service and began experiencing an issue where I could not receive incoming calls. I called over 20 times and replaced the equipment three times. But they didn't seem to be in any hurry to resolve the issue. It was a network wide problem and not resolved until a few MONTHS later. Legally, a landline must be repaired within 72 hours.

    It is still too early to phase out regular landlines. AT&T is not ready. For now, AT&T should at least lower the price on their digital phone and drop the requirement to bundle (which they have done is some areas). The copper network should not be shut down until an equally reliable and affordable network is in its place.

  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    Always Taking & Taking thats todays AT&T

Jun 08

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Jun 03

Updated Jun 07

Garage Door Opener

I'm looking to have a garage door opener install by a reputable person or company...Any suggestions before I let my "fingers do the walking"

  • smartypants LifeLongCityGirl

    We used Diamond 10 yrs ago. Works great and they came back for no charge to show me how to switch the code when it started working with my neighbor's remote.

  • @superman, let us know who you go with and how it turned out

May 31

Updated Jun 07

LOST CAT

My indoor kitty somehow got out yesterday and I have been searching all over. He is a gray and black tabby named Brutus. He is not wearing a collar nor is he chipped. He has never been outside before and I am worried he won't survive. He is 12 years old and on the skinny side. He was my first "baby." Please let me know if you see him!!
Trisha

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