55 min ago

Updated 29 min ago

Lost dog

I lost my dog, please let me know if you found him, my son won't stop crying. Breed Bichon/Schnoodle, color white, short, medium hair. My contact number is (773) 879-6083.

1 hour ago

Found dog - Male Chihuahua

Does anyone know this dog? I found him
near Elston and Lawrence at noon on 4/18/14. He has no microchip and no one has called local shelter/animal hospitals looking for him. Please share if you can. He's really sweet and I really hope to be able to reconnect him with his human companion. Thanks!

47 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Christmas is over!

Seriously people-- please take down your holiday decorations! Deflated Santas... sagging snowmen... plastic candy canes... and OH the lights! There's even a house in my neighborhood with a Halloween banner still up.

Don't put it up unless you plan on taking it down in a timely manner. Do you need my help? You might get it--want it or not. 4700 blocks of Berenice and Grace-- I'm especially talking about YOU!

  • My elderly aunt left her tree up year-round because she made the ornaments for it by hand and it made her happy. Now that she's gone, it's something that makes me chuckle in amusement when I think about her. It was her only eccentricity.

    Unless there's an HOA rule that's being broken, I think you're probably stuck with seeing the Christmas decorations until next Christmas.

  • That's a cute story, Nick-G. I suppose we all have our eccentricities to a certain degree. I imagine I would leave my Halloween decorations up year-round inside my home if I thought I could get away with doing so.

    Leaving decorations outside after a reasonable period is just being lazy.

    Six Corners Sam, perhaps an anonymous letter or flier can be sent to the offending parties announcing the change of seasons and the end of certain holiday times.

7 hours ago

Please Take this Survey! • Your Nominations Wanted for the BEST OF THE 45th WARD

Your Nominations Wanted for the BEST OF THE 45th WARD • Please Take this Survey!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JSMNXK9

• Best Bar

• Best Restaurant

• Best Retail

• Best Neighbor (Individual)

• Best Neighbor (Business)

• Best Community Organization or Non-Profit

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JSMNXK9

12 hours ago

Going rate for house/dog sitter?

I'd like to have someone house/dog sit for us for a week. The dog is super low maintenance - she just needs to be fed once a day and let out a couple of times during the day (into the back yard). The person would also need to sleep at our house . I am thinking of asking a friend to do it, but I want to know what the fair compensation for such a request might be?

13 hours ago

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2 days ago

Updated 33 hours ago

I heard a rumor

I heard a rumor that they are putting a Target in the old bank of america building across from Sears at 6 corners was wondering if anyone else heard this rumor or if its true

37 hours ago

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43 hours ago

Updated 38 hours ago

slowest development ever

has anyone heard anythng about the thai center that is suppose to go in the old 17th district police station? they were suppose to open more then 2 years ago. A couple of months ago they put up a sign that said coming soon but someone took the sign down

Arun Sampanthavivat was suppose to be opening a thai restaurant there and community center.

  • The sign wasn't taken down, it blew off when we had high winds.

2 days ago

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3 days ago

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4 days ago

Oct 21 2011

Updated 4 days ago

Speed Limit Cameras on Foster

How can we volunteer to have Foster Avenue, between Elston and Kimball, set as the first area to test the speed-limit cameras?

This section of Foster is clearly posted as a 30 MPH zone, yet because of the large area of parks and little parking there is a very large amount of speeding down this street. It's a real threat to pedestrians, senior citizens, children, bicyclists, and other using the public streets.

This would be a good place to test the system. Speed limit signs are clearly posted along the route and new signs wouldn't even be needed.

4 days ago

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4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

New Restaurant at Six Corners

Went to this new restaurant at Six Corners (on Cicero south of Irving Park) this morning and the breakfast was delicious and prices very reasonable. They're open everyday, 7am-3pm.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/shilas-chicago?hrid=r5WmkaqSJdtcGRZu8E2BWQ

  • Portage Porker 23 Year Portage Park Resident

    Some of us had an impromptu lunch gathering there a few weeks ago. We all enjoyed our food and the great service by the owner and his son. Hope everyone gives it a try.

4 days ago

Apr 11

Updated 5 days ago

Handyman recommendation

I am hoping to get a solid recommendation on a handyman. Would prefer to give my money to someone local, small and dependable. Any suggestions?

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    Contact Howard at aikrandr@yahoo.com, 312-952-5953, http://www.yelp.com/biz/aik-restoration-and-repair-chicago

  • Mr&Mrs JP Jeff Park Home & Rental Property Owners

    If you are looking to keep your money in the community then there is no better local guy than Steve Mancini from Jefferson Park! He is a very hard/smart working, honest and dependable single father who works for himself cleaning / repairing gutters, carpentry, paints and drywall/tapes, etc. I only...

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    If you are looking to keep your money in the community then there is no better local guy than Steve Mancini from Jefferson Park! He is a very hard/smart working, honest and dependable single father who works for himself cleaning / repairing gutters, carpentry, paints and drywall/tapes, etc. I only wish that we would have found him 10 years ago! His rates are very fair and his work ethic is excellent! You can reach Steve at the1gutterguy@gmail.com and also at 773.507.4415. He is also on FB @ Best Price Gutter Clean. If you hire Steve - you will thank me!

  • Miles Baltrusaitis Downtown Commuter

    I really like Gary's Handyman Service at http://800gary.com. Also in the 'hood around Kilbourn. 847.800.4279 (that's 800-GARY). Pretty neat, right?

5 days ago

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5 days ago

Water main break

Was just curious, how many people have had water main breaks near them in the last year? I'd say within 2 or 3 blocks? If so then where? And how about people who took in water to the basements?

6 days ago

6 days ago

Old Irving Upcoming Events

Pancake Breakfast (all you can eat)
Sunday, April 13th, 8am-12pm
St. Viator gym
3644 N. Kedvale Ave.
$6 Adults, $4 Senior (65 & over), $4 kids

Leave the cooking to...
Legno
4250 N, Central Ave.
773-736-2854
Monday, April 28
(Lunch, Dinner or Carryout)
Carryout 10am-12:30am
Restaurant hours 4pm-10pm
Legno offer a wide selection of Italian favorites plus wood burning pizza. Kids meals include a drink & scoop of ice cream!! Free parking lot across the street!
**Flyer must be presented...

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Pancake Breakfast (all you can eat)
Sunday, April 13th, 8am-12pm
St. Viator gym
3644 N. Kedvale Ave.
$6 Adults, $4 Senior (65 & over), $4 kids

Leave the cooking to...
Legno
4250 N, Central Ave.
773-736-2854
Monday, April 28
(Lunch, Dinner or Carryout)
Carryout 10am-12:30am
Restaurant hours 4pm-10pm
Legno offer a wide selection of Italian favorites plus wood burning pizza. Kids meals include a drink & scoop of ice cream!! Free parking lot across the street!
**Flyer must be presented for St. Viator to receive credit**
http://www.stviatorchicago.org/storage/DD%20Legno.pdf


Cinco de Mayo dinner dance
Saturday, May 3, 6pm-11pm
St. Viator gym
3644 N. Kedvale Ave.
$20 Adults, $10 Children (5-12)
Cash bar
Music, food, dancing & fun
For more information, contact Maria Brizuela mdrbrizuela@sbcglobal.net

GIPNA Fine Craft Fair
Sunday, May 4, 12pm-4pm
The Abbey Pub
3420 W. Grace St.

Visit www.independenceparkchicago.com to signup!
Email questions to info@independenceparkchicago.com

Independence Park Yard Sale
Saturday, May 17, 9am-3pm
Independence Park (outdoor)
3945 N. Springfield
10x10 space is $20.
Bring your own table or rent ours for $10 each
Rain or Shine!
The Salvation Army trucks will arrive at the end of the sale to take any unwanted items!
Visit www.independenceparkchicago.com to signup!
Email questions to info@independenceparkchicago.com

6 days ago

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Mar 26

Updated 6 days ago

Got a Basement to rent?

Looking to rent a Basement or basement apartment that is absolutely clean and dry and ideally with high ceilings and that is absolutely private and secure. I am a realtor with a home staging business on the side, dedicated to helping my seller clients, and I need an affordable space to store my inventory ( some furniture and home accessories and artwork) I would ideally be able to hang artwork on walls. I'd be a great tenant.

  • Jen Baron JBaron

    Aidan33- I am just looking for storage as my original post says, I have a home staging business and I need to store my staging inventory only. Ideal is a secure, private basement. $600 sounds reasonable, but I'm looking for something more affordable . Thanks for your post.

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    Adrian - would we able to bring in pallets?

6 days ago

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Apr 11

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Apr 09

Updated Apr 10

Be prepared to update your passwords for important websites

As a neighbor who makes his living in information security, I'm compelled to pass this news on to our community. Major weakness found in the underlying security of many large websites. Please read and be prepared to change your passwords for important websites in the next week or so:

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/08/flaw-found-in-key-method-for-protecting-data-on-the-internet/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

Apr 10

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Apr 10

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Apr 06

Updated Apr 09

Best burger and hotdog in the ward

Burgers and hotdogs are as Chicago as apple pie is American. So where is the best burger and hotdog place in the area?

  • I am in love with Phil's last stand (Ukrainian village ) for char dog and polishes...& Leadbelly on Irving Park for big burgers.

  • Try Ivy's 5419 W. Devon ave. Call in your order 773-775-2545 they'll have your order ready for pick-up or sit down and eat. They have the best Hot Dawgs around if your not in the mood for that hot dawg at the moment try there delicious Chicken Teriyaki with Sweet Potato Fries my favorite! Yummmm!
    Ciao! :)

Apr 09

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Apr 08

Updated Apr 09

Real Estate

I see an area for reviews but where would a REALTOR post an Ad to let people know
they cover the area and live in the neighborhood. I just sent a mailer out but would prefer to be more green. Thanks!

Apr 08

Updated Apr 08

Water

I live in Old Irving Park in the area in back of Sabatino's. I discovered this morning that I do not have any water. Does anyone know what has happened, why or when our water will be turned back on??

  • KTD

    Milwaukee Ave. construction required the water main to be shut down today (tuesday, april 8th) from 8:30am to 3:30pm. We received a bright orange sign on our front door last week announcing the water shut-off.

  • There were no notifications of shut-off received by anyone in my townhouse development. The water is back on now. Thank you for your response.

Apr 08

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Apr 07

Updated Apr 07

Spark Energy going door-to-door in Old Irving Park

I just had a conversation with someone from Spark Energy who asked to see my electricity bill to get my account number. After thinking it over, I sent her away without giving her my information.

I'm not exactly sure what Spark is trying to do or what service they are offering, but their approach was way too aggressive and unsettling for my taste. Has anyone else dealt with Spark? Are they legit?

I'll be doing my own research this week, but I'm curious to hear what my neighbors are experiencing.

  • TLo

    This is one of those topics that comes up every other week....there has to be a way to link back to the previous thread (tho I just tried and couldn't get it to work).

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