5 hours ago

ServiceWorks needs your help!

ServiceWorks is a multi-partner, three year, national program housed at Casa Central. Serviceworks aims to connects thousands of underserved young adults (16-24) with the know-how and mindset necessary to enter into and succeed in the hiring market and fulfill their educational ambitions. This connection takes the form of community-oriented projects, leadership and teamwork training, and small group coaching.Success Coaches are experienced professionals. They work one-on-one and in small groups to assist Service Scholars in completing college and career readiness plans,...

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ServiceWorks is a multi-partner, three year, national program housed at Casa Central. Serviceworks aims to connects thousands of underserved young adults (16-24) with the know-how and mindset necessary to enter into and succeed in the hiring market and fulfill their educational ambitions. This connection takes the form of community-oriented projects, leadership and teamwork training, and small group coaching.Success Coaches are experienced professionals. They work one-on-one and in small groups to assist Service Scholars in completing college and career readiness plans, identifying tangible, actionable goals, and serving as accountability partners to help Success Scholars achieve and track progress towards their goals. Success Coaches are provided with training prior to meeting their Service Scholars, as well as ongoing support from Casa Central.If you have what it takes to give guidance on resume design, online job applications, goal setting, and consider yourself to be both patient and empathetic, then we ask you to apply.
Duration:
• 8 weeks
Time commitment:
• Occasional (weekly or monthly)
Days of week:
• Weekdays and two (2) weekend days
Skills needed:
• Goal Planning
• FAFSA Preparation
• Resume Design
• Employment Application
How Do I apply?
Call:773-645-2400
Email: serviceworks@casacentral.org

2 days ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Lost Cat in Humboldt

Has anyone seen a small, all black kitten around the Francisco & Augusta area? He's been missing for about a week.

  • Last Friday or Saturday night I saw a kitten matching that description that was dead--had been hit by a car--in the alley directly behind the Monarch garden on California. Poor little guy, it made me really sad to see, hope he wasn't yours.

  • I live near Mozart and Thomas and over the last couple of weeks I have seen a beautiful, black small cat with green eyes wearing a collar (blue?). Hope this is your little guy!

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2 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Help! Missing Chicken!

Hey, has anyone seen a black and white striped (Barred Rock) chicken? She is small, just a baby, only 4 months old and she has gone missing from my yard. I am worried someone may have taken her, as it is unusual she would part from her sister.
Please let me know if anyone sees a chicken matching her description. She only has been missing since tonight but I am very, very worried.

  • ptpreserves local business owner in Humboldt park

    Im terrified of raccoons getting at my hens! The hawks are bad around Humboldt park as well. Good thing the little barred rock stayed safe all night! She probably flew into a small tree. Glad shes ok!

  • Watch out for rats as well....

    I LOVE barred rocks...I used to have one that would sit in my lap to be petted (scratched) on the head..)

21 hours ago

30 hours ago

Volunteer at Corona for 26th!

Are you concerned with the current status of the Humboldt park community? Do you desire a change in the type of politics currently taking shape in the ward?
Interested in volunteering with the campaign to elect Adam Corona as 26th ward Alderman?

The Campaign to Elect Adam Corona is looking for volunteers from the community to start working to place Adam on the ballot. On August 26th Team Corona will be able to begin petitioning members of the community for their signatures.

If interested please contact us through our website at: http://www.coronafor26.com/
Or call into our office and leave a message. (773) 842-9721

3 days ago

Updated 32 hours ago

Anybody have a trusted dog-sitter/house sitter?

Hi there - just got tickets for a last-minute trip for Labor Day weekend, and our regular dog sitter is already booked. Does anybody have any recommendations? Prefer somebody who will stay at our house, but we could also bring our dog to somebody else's house. He's a big guy, 10 years old, very gentle, good with small dogs and older kids, but not cat-safe.

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6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Missing ShihTzu

My landlords dog got out sometime today. His name is Charlie he is light brown. I don't have any pictures. We live at springfield and division. I'd appreciate if you see him. He is old and sick, so he needs lots of care. He looks a little like this.

  • still no sign of him

  • AnnaWilson Anna

    That is the worst feeling in the world. I'm so sorry for your landlord.

  • They will have to go to Animal Control every day - they can't call up and ask if he's there. He could get euthanized if they do not go and try to see if he is there.

Jul 30

Updated 2 days ago

New candidate running for alderman in 26th ward

Anyone know anything about the new candidate running for alderman in the 26th ward? I don't know his name, but would like to learn more about him. Hoping someone can add more detail.

  • Ps. I talked with Corona the other day and was super pleased.

  • Robert Terra Works in Chicago Local Politics

    Hey Guys, It's nice to see the enthusiasm for political change in Humboldt Park! I'm one of Adam Corona's Campaign Coordinators working in the office located at 2547 W North Avenue.

    First I'd like to take a moment and thank those taking the time to do their homework on this...

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    Hey Guys, It's nice to see the enthusiasm for political change in Humboldt Park! I'm one of Adam Corona's Campaign Coordinators working in the office located at 2547 W North Avenue.

    First I'd like to take a moment and thank those taking the time to do their homework on this upcoming election, without a concerned and informed voter base politics the 26th ward is susceptible to unaccountable career politicians. It seems that the posters here have a few potential hesitations for the Corona Campaign, and hopefully I can clear up the confusion.

    Adam has worked with the local police and has been involved with CAPS programs for much of the past decade. Although I am unaware of what statement he might have made to raise eyebrows in Smith Park I am aware that he is currently planning on returning to the area for Community Meeting in the near future. Adam is very concerned with street and public safety and I'm sure he would appreciate to have those concerns raised while he is speaking. A couple of us here have worked on other political campaigns such as myself who worked on the Campaign to elect Will Guizzardi, others have invested their time and efforts into community by working in either security or community organization committees.

    Also Adam is currently the Sanitation Superintendent for the 45th ward, however the Alderman of the 45th ward is none other than John Arena, the only Chicago Alderman to have been adopted by the Northside DFA and one of the more entrenched members of the Progressive Caucus. If there is one thing I have learned for fact in Chicago Politics it is that Progressives and Machine Democrats hardly if ever see eye to eye during the election cycles. If elected Adam is planning on working with the Progressive caucus to establish more accountable representation within the 26th ward and trying to bring an end to the type of Machine politics that have lead to disproportionate spending of the wards available resources.

2 days ago

Congressman Luis Gutierrez Celebrates Clemente's 40th

Congressman Luis Gutierrez Celebrates Clemente's 40th

2 days ago

IRS Phone Scams Warning

The IRS is again warning the public about phone scams that continue to claim victims all across the country. In these scams, thieves make unsolicited phone calls to their intended victims. Callers fraudulently claim to be from the IRS and demand immediate payment of taxes by a prepaid debit card or wire transfer. The callers are often hostile and abusive.

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Aug 11

Updated 2 days ago

Seeking local bands!

I would love to know about any local family friendly or kid-oriented bands/musicians that put on a good show and would be interested in a one hour Sunday afternoon "concert" for kids at the Beat Kitchen in Roscoe Village. I'm especially interested in anything ethnically/culturally significant, traditional or experimental that will captivate an audience of under-12-year-olds. Who do you know? What do you like? Send me some links so I can check them all out! Thanks neighbors!

  • Kristene returning naturalized Chicagoan

    My dd's violin teacher is a dynamic performer and has a duo with a piano/keyboard/accordion player. Both very experienced with a variety of programing suitable for families. Has a ongoing gig with the NorthPark Nature Center for kids. I sent her a link to your post but here is their web site: http://coalesceduo.weebly.com/

  • BenTatarMusic Owner, BenTatarMusic (www.bentatarmusic.com)

    Hey Jenny, you can check out more about the band at my website, www.bentatarmusic.com, or bentatarmusic on facebook/twitter/YouTube. We also have our debut album, "Food!" available on iTunes.... it's been a busy summer!

    If you'd like to talk about schedules or programming directly, you can drop me a line at bentatarmusic@gmail.com.

3 days ago

Goethe Elementary After School Program is Here!

Hi all,

We just stumbled upon this a few days ago, and wanted to relay the information. Goethe Elementary School will now have an after school program for the 2014/2015 school year. It's very affordable and registration is open. Here is the link for further details:

http://www.rightatschool.com/locations/right-at-goethe-school.php

Aug 13

Updated 3 days ago

Found Cat

On Monday 8/11 I found a very ill tortoiseshell cat on the 1200 block of Campbell. She was wearing a green flea collar and had been to the vet in the he near past, her belly was shaved and her front leg was shaved for a catheter. Anyone know this little lady?

  • L. Huth Resident

    Very very kind of you to take care of kitty. Sounds like she had some recent medical attention. I am glad she is not alone on the streets in her condition. Thanks again.

  • In case anyone is still checking this, the kitty is doing much better, but has some sort of liver condition. For a longer version of her story, go here: http://www.gofundme.com/d33gbo and consider donating.

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Best Mofongo in Humboldt?

Can anyone recommend some great mofongo? I noticed a lot of places don't have it and I would love to support some restaurants that do it right.

Any suggestions?

  • Las Palma Puerto Rican Restaurant located at 1340 N. Homan, Chicago IL.
    Near North Avenue. Very delicious!!!

  • I agree with Bleed Blue. Marcellas, a block or so West of Kimball on Fullerton is clean, reasonably priced, and has an espresso machine and coffee sense, but no Mofongo. The do have 3 or 4 nicely seasoned and fresh cafeteria style dishes, ready to go, including Ropa Vieja, pork...

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    I agree with Bleed Blue. Marcellas, a block or so West of Kimball on Fullerton is clean, reasonably priced, and has an espresso machine and coffee sense, but no Mofongo. The do have 3 or 4 nicely seasoned and fresh cafeteria style dishes, ready to go, including Ropa Vieja, pork and chicken on the bone. Nice owners, good service, cash only.

    I have eaten at Las Palma a few times, and it was OK, but the huge selection and not so many customers made me wonder how long the food had been sitting around. The building has 3 boarded up windows that have been staring at the street for years, which is a clear indication that I won't be eating there at least until that is fixed.

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Aug 14

Updated 5 days ago

Missing baby pit bull

She is 6 weeks old, Her color is gray. She has a little white on her. I bought her so she can be a companion with my 21 year old dog. She has beautiful blue eyes. Be a good person and return her. There is a reward. She is being missing very much. Call (773)484-5056 or (773) 405-7284. Please

  • So, was that your puppy?

  • very interested to know how the puppy got out and I've been in rescue and have been around animals my whole life, haven't met a dog that was 21 ever.

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Aug 14

Updated Aug 15

In Home Daycare Recommendations

Hello -
I'm looking for a good in-home daycares in the area. Am open to the Humbolt Park, UK Village, West Bucktown, Logan Square areas. I'm having a hard time finding in home places online and would very much appreciate any recommendations!

Thanks!!

  • We have two boys 3 and 5. My wife is babysitting kids at home too. Message me for additional info.

  • Jodi in Logan Square mom of four

    I used Teeney Tiny Home Day Care at 3040 N Gresham Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
    (773) 278-9598. She is licensed by the state and follows their guidelines. I was very pleased and my kids learned Spanish too!

Aug 15

Hi! Please I need your help!

If someone sees the puppy please text me or call I live 8 minutes from the area someone said she said she's seen her. Beethovena is sad without her.

Aug 14

Updated Aug 15

Surprise Block Party 3200 West Potomac, Saturday August 16TH

I have lived on this block for almost 20 years, and I just found out that we are having a block party this Saturday. As far as I know, nobody asked the residents if they even wanted a block party , let alone when to have it. But one of my neighbors (unmarried, no kids, etc ???) evidently took it upon himself to make this decision for the entire street.

Well, I guess this isn't as bad as the last...

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I have lived on this block for almost 20 years, and I just found out that we are having a block party this Saturday. As far as I know, nobody asked the residents if they even wanted a block party , let alone when to have it. But one of my neighbors (unmarried, no kids, etc ???) evidently took it upon himself to make this decision for the entire street.

Well, I guess this isn't as bad as the last time he did it 8 years ago when all of a sudden at 10AM on a random Saturday morning HE closed the street and pounded on everyone's doors to make them move their cars..

So, officially, don't park on the 3200 block of Potomac on Saturday from 9AM to 6PM.

There is no block club for this block, but it is affiliated with The United Blocks of West Humboldt Park, who also had no knowledge of this event. Several of my neighbors and myself are unable to attend, but would have enjoyed and contributed to a party had we only known.

  • Thanks Emilio,
    I know he has a permit. I am not trying to stop it, I just wish we were informed earlier so we could attend. I think block parties are a great idea, but again, if we all knew about it, it would probably be bigger, better attended, and a present a well needed chance to socialize with my neighbors.

  • Emilio Concerned resident

    Agreed Glenn, he should have let residents know, it's the right thing to do. The guy on our block got an earful from myself and our neighbors.

Aug 14

Updated Aug 15

Empty Storefront on the Corner of Wabansia and Spaulding

Does anyone know what is going on with that storefront? Did it used to be a grocery store? Is it now an apartment? I think I've seen people living in the back of the building. Anyway, I was just curious. Could be a nice neighborhood bar someday.

  • I don't think anyone should push anyone. But if you decide to open a brewpub with your own money, I will go.

  • Brandon G Brewer. Engineer. Human.

    A brewpub in Humboldt would be awesome. I would love to open a brewery, someday.

Aug 15

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Aug 13

Updated Aug 14

Red Light cases have Chicago officials scared

Some past threads discussed the problems with red light cameras. Heres a recent article in Tribune. Some people are getting off of their red light tickets because the yellow is too short. http://tinyurl.com/n8shhev

  • Ellenf owner of apartment build. We need dog park

    I fb this article so more people will know. thanks

  • Chicago Blues Dancer of Blues, Jazz, Swing and more

    I can't figure out what the above poster means, but thanks Weidermeier for the link. Good to know!

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Aug 11

Updated Aug 13

Alley Construction-Potomac to Hiesch Between Western & Artesian

The alley from Potomac and Hirsch between Western and Hirsch will be under construction for four weeks beginning this Thursday, August 14. No garage access will be available. Also, property owners are asked to move garbage cans to the front of their buildings.

  • You would think there would be a database that had construction, repairs, permit requests, etc included so they could see when projects conflict. And especially with street festivals, how did they not know.

    Thanks for making those calls. We would have had no idea what was going on.

  • Big Al WP Big Al, Your Neighborhood Pal

    Your welcome HP&P. I question everything as I am the eternal skeptic. I just don't accept blindly what I am told. By the way, I also saw "No Parking Signs" from 7:00-4:30 PM on Potomac. I'm not surprised no one has moved any of the garbage cans. I even saw...

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    Your welcome HP&P. I question everything as I am the eternal skeptic. I just don't accept blindly what I am told. By the way, I also saw "No Parking Signs" from 7:00-4:30 PM on Potomac. I'm not surprised no one has moved any of the garbage cans. I even saw a car parked in a spot off the alley when I just went to throw the garbage out tonight. The noise is going to be a problem too, not to mention my concerns about my Internet service since the cable is on the back of the coach house where I live and work. My office is back against the alley wall. Oh, this is going to be a fun month with a major deadline looming on 9/15. NOT! Good luck too with dealing with this alley construction.

Aug 12

Updated Aug 13

Lost Cat?

There is a smaller Bengal type cat walking on Cortez near California. It does not have a collar but it isn't behaving like a feral cat and is wandering aimlessly. It was interested in food and would approach me briefly but not long enough for me to capture it without frightening it. I did not see any posts here about a missing cat, but I do hope this guy (or girl) finds their home.

Aug 08

Updated Aug 13

Solar Chicago

Anyone else sign up for this? First we got the initial phone call and she said she'd email me with contact info but she never did. Then a guy came out, gave us the spiel and all but never sent us his proposal. And he didn't leave contact info either. I've tried to reach the Solar Chicago folks through their website, an email, their Facebook page but....nothing. Anyone have contact info for any of these folks? Anyone else having troubles?

  • Thank you for your interest in Solar Chicago. We are happy to hear that you have connected with the contractors and are moving forward with a site evaluation for your home. Should you have any issues, please don't hesitate to contact us at solarchicago@votesolar.org.

  • I re-registered through the website and finally someone called me back and left a number. We finally have our proposal with a new sales guy. I hope it's not this much of a struggle for everyone.

Aug 10

Updated Aug 13

Homeowners insurance

Seeking help, my home owners policy was basically canceled because they sent some idiot to look at the house and my dog barked. My dog has now been labeled as aggressive and I received a cancellation notice. So liberty Mutual dropped me, Statefarm wants 3000 a year and the online insurance failed because of my dog No other reason. I pulled my Clue report and there is nothing on it and no claims EVER made on my home in 30yrs. I'm confused

  • Sarah Marmor dachshundist

    Wow, what a terrible thing to say to this dog owner. My (frequently barking) dogs are not a "dangerous" breed, but there are plenty of what people would call pit bulls on my block. And all are wonderful, loving dogs that do not merit the demonization being displayed here. Luckily, some actual, constructive help is being offered our neighbor by others here.

  • From my experience homes get inspected randomly by insurance companies, and if they hear a barking dog (that sounds possibly ferocious) they want to know the breed of the dog. If the dog is on the "dangerous breed list" they can cancel. I don't agree with it but insurance companies...

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    From my experience homes get inspected randomly by insurance companies, and if they hear a barking dog (that sounds possibly ferocious) they want to know the breed of the dog. If the dog is on the "dangerous breed list" they can cancel. I don't agree with it but insurance companies have underwriting guidelines. Fortunately all insurance companies do not have the same guidelines and we have options, which is why I offered a helpful suggestion as an insurance broker. I don't know why the conversation on this website always turn into some person judging someone else and quite frankly I'd wish people stuck to the subject instead of their personal issues.

Aug 11

Updated Aug 13

Electrician needed

Hi -
I am located in East Humboldt park and am in need of a electrician.
Any recos would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks

  • Smith Park Advisory Council, (SPAC) smithparkadvisorycouncil.org

    I believe we have a resident who belongs to the park that is an electrician. What are you looking to have done?

  • What do you need done?

  • Emilio Concerned resident

    I just had some work done by SOL Electric and they did a great job at a reasonable price. They didn't make a huge mess either and cleaned up afterwards. I would highly recommend them. The guys name is Jesus Solorio, 773-851-7395 cell. I initially got his name from another post in EB.

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Aug 10

Updated Aug 12

Favorite Humboldt Park Dry cleaner?

Does anyone know of a good dry cleaner in Humboldt Park? Someone reliable with reasonable prices. I need some vintage things cleaned that need a little extra love.

  • Humboldt Paul Member of United Blocks of West Humboldt Park

    I've been going to Sunshine Cleaners on California south of Division for years. The woman who owns it is super friendly, and I've never had an issue. She even lets me bring back my wire hangers to reuse/recycle them.

    http://m.yelp.com/biz/sunshine-cleaners-chicago

  • I've brought a few vintage items there myself including a pair of purple silk pants which came back looking better than before!

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Aug 10

Updated Aug 11

Can I do anything about my extremely high gas bill? I am unemployed now! :(

Last winter hit me, and most of Chicago, really hard with raising gas prices, so heating my apartment over 6 months ago is really screwing me now. I used to work part time and paycheck to paycheck, now I am unemployed and have received the Final Notice that my gas will be cut off and I owe over $700! I haven't been able to even try to pay my gas bill because my paychecks are less than $300 every two weeks. Is there anyway to talk to someone who will help me by either waiving some fees, cutting the total amount down or anything like that? At this rate, it will take me another year to pay this off!! Help!

  • Dee

    Thanks everyone, you have been very helpful! It looks like i just have to deal with them shutting off my gas on the 18th because I don't have $405 to pay now. Once that happens, I won't be able to get on a payment plan and it will go to collections.... looks like I really have no choices here. Luckily, I'm moving out of Chicago and won't be ripped of all my money anymore. This city has sucked the life out of me the last few years.... :(

  • If you or a family member has any type of medical condition you can get your dr to write a note that will stop them from turning the gas off. Try the Dept of Employment Services on Grand and Central Park. They had a program available through them to pay your bill. Not sure if its still available but worth asking!

Aug 09

Updated Aug 11

Turkey V

Has anyone seen what appears to be a turkey vulture circling around California and Augusta?
I noticed it appear after a kid fell off his bike and skinned his knee. Smelling blood, the turkey-v swooped down at the boy. Thankfully the boy's brother was there with a baseball bat and took a few whacks at his beak.
I'm worried about one of the neighborhood kids being carried away and snacked upon. Please be alert guys.

  • Reminds me to make it to Turkey Chop @ 3506 W Chicago Ave.

  • I used to live by an enormous group of turkey vultures. It freaked me out how they would fly in circles, like in the cartoons. Then I learned that is just their social flight. They aren't so much looking for something to die as they are leaving their nest and landing again, in a certain order, to establish their order and dominance.

    Are there really turkey vultures living in the city? The ones I've seen come in 6-foot wing spans!!!

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