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Sol De Mexico recommended

We may not be considered an entertainment district with a lot of great restaurants and pubs like Edison Park or Logan Square but we have a restaurant of entertainment district quality in our midst. We tried Sol De Mexico last night and were very impressed and will definitely go back. The food was above average and so was the Tequila :-)

  • On Cicero? GREAT!!! I will give it a try!! My sister lives in Logan & I am envious of all the cool restaurants there. I know it was an armpit 10- years ago so am hoping for a gradual improvement here as well. Senor Pan on Fullerton/Kolnar is good too. Small, noisey but bright & cheerful. They're opening their 3rd on Diversey around LeClaire, can't wait! Lets keep the positive news going! Thanks for the recommendation~

  • madopal Proud Portage Park resident

    Sol de Mexico is wonderful. I highly recommend, and we need to support the restaurants that are working so hard in our area.

    Food has been amazing both times I've been there in the past year. They have a wonderful selection of entrees. They have definitely earned their Bib Gourmand rating.

  • Went for lunch & was a new experience. Colorful decor!! Expecting chips, salsa, crunchy taco's rice & beans! Not sure what my lunch was called, but was yummy. Tried cactus for the 1st time! A little pricey ($18) but I'll be back Carlos is awesome & very friendly! He said...

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    Went for lunch & was a new experience. Colorful decor!! Expecting chips, salsa, crunchy taco's rice & beans! Not sure what my lunch was called, but was yummy. Tried cactus for the 1st time! A little pricey ($18) but I'll be back Carlos is awesome & very friendly! He said they change the menu every 3 months. I love supporting local, family owned businesses & am willing to pay a little more to do that. Now how to attract more independent restaurants/shops here. I'm sick to death of cell phone stores, currency exchange/cash for gold/pawn shops. Guess it all depends who your alderman is.....???

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free moving boxes

Have a bunch of free moving boxes, assembled and full of packing paper. Anybody want them? Live on Leclaire between Armitage and Fullerton.

  • Marty92 4- yr. resident

    I would love to take them off your hands.

  • PetParent Founder of Pets Are Like Family

    Great. When can you pick them up? My schedule is currently very flexible.

  • Marty92 4- yr. resident

    Tomorrow at 6:00pm. Does that work for you?

Sep 03

Updated 2 days ago

Looking for a handyman!

Hi,

Can anyone recommend a good and affordable handyman for some very basic home repairs?

  • Ravens Yes.I can fix that.

    I can fix just about any thing. I have tools, time. Live in the neighborhood. Reasonably priced. Need some idea of your requimemts, Call 312-890-7558

  • @cheesecake chick
    I recommend Bodo construction for chimney work. 773-208-8756 They give free estimate.

Jan 23

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Anyone want a cuddly cat??

I found a female "tooty-frutie" (tri colored) cat a couple months ago & she has been living in my unfinished basement 2 months! I have 4 cats, 2 dogs so cant keep her! We've been socializing her & she is a purring cuddlebug but does not get along w/my cats. She needs to be in a cat free hshld with a PATIENT owner. I won't take her to the pound but can't keep her this way either. SOS

  • Najia Suleiman Lost cat male orange n white mouth paws n legs

    Have you seen my orange white male cat around he been lost since nov 20.14

  • I am SO SORRY!!! I've "lost" 2 cats in my 35 years of ownership & it's something you never truly get over. Have you put up posters in the neighorhood? I"m at Wrightwood/Long/Lockwood & haven't seen an orange & white kitty

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VIDEO: 31st Ward Aldermanic Candidates Forum

Didn't make it to the 31st ward aldermanic candidate forum hosted by Belmont-Cragin United? Watch it here: http://ow.ly/I2Wut

More election coverage is available at: http://www.cantv.org/election

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Heard shots and sirens around 11pm Tuesday 1/20/15 near Diversey and LeClaire

Around 11pm we heard several shots fired near Diversey and LeClaire from our home and shortly afterward police and ambulance sirens were heard. Did anyone else hear this? Was this a gang incident?

  • I heard some at 1:20 am just south of there, same night. Crazy.

  • hkl Belmont-Cragin homeowner

    I saw a car parked on the north side of Diversey near lavergne with police tape around it when I was driving home about midnight that night. Nothing in the news that I saw, so I thought maybe it was a shooting but no one was hit. Just a guess.

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Free Couch

I got a new couch and need to get rid of my old one. I've had no takers from my post to sell it for $50, so now it's free. But it has to be out of my house by tomorrow morning (1/21) because I'm hosting a reception at my house tomorrow night and it's sitting in the middle of my dining room. Will take it out to the alley if no one responds by tonight. I'm near Fullerton and Cicero.

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Who pays for sidewalk repair?

I am a business owner thinking of moving into the area. The sidewalks outside of the building we are thinking of buying is cracked and uneven. Is this responsibility of the property owner or the city?

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Signal inteference in Laramie/Diversey & Laramie/Belmont area

It seems as though there are local issues in this area with digital TV reception and also with certain cell phone carriers, Sprint is one. Since the government mandated that all television broadcasts be done in a digital format and either new televisions or converters for old televisions were required there never seems to be good reception. We applied for the free converter using either the existing rabbit ear antenna or a purchased digital antenna. This worked sporadicaly. We figured...

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It seems as though there are local issues in this area with digital TV reception and also with certain cell phone carriers, Sprint is one. Since the government mandated that all television broadcasts be done in a digital format and either new televisions or converters for old televisions were required there never seems to be good reception. We applied for the free converter using either the existing rabbit ear antenna or a purchased digital antenna. This worked sporadicaly. We figured that the "free converters" were the trouble since they were "free". For one TV we bought a new, more expensive converter with a flat antenna that was supposedly designed more for a digital signal. No improvement was noticed. This year we bit the bullet and purchased a new flat screen digital TV where no converters are needed. With this we bought an amplified digital antenna. Still no improvement was noticed even with all new equipment!! We asked our neighbors if they also have this problem and learned that yes, they do. But they aren't too concerned about it since they subscribe to cable TV.
Also cell phone reception seems poor for certain carriers. ATT and T-Mobile seem OK but Sprint and US Cellular phones act poor. We can stream audio in the car in the suburbs and other Chicago neighborhoods while the kids stream videos on their phones with no problem, but once we are back in the neighborhood, the streaming cuts out. This is on 3 different phone models. Recently we had a lot of folks over and it seemed they were having the same issues.
So the question came up regarding radio signal interference. Specifically regarding the large radio tower in the 4900 block of Belmont Ave. This tower and building was once the home of radio station WXRT. We understand that WXRT no longer uses this facility. So the question is; what is this tower now broadcasting? Many neighbors believe this tower is the source of the poor television and cell phone problems. Can anyone shed some light on this?

  • hkl Belmont-Cragin homeowner

    I have this issue to at laramie and oakdale

Jan 17

31st Ward aldermanic candidates forum

For those that did not get the opportunity to attend the 31st Ward Aldermanic candidates forum.
You can view on entire debate on the link below.
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ_0Z9gtI9s

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VIDEO: 31st ward aldermanic candidate forum

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