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39th Ward Spring Street Sweeping Schedule Now Available

Now that the thaw is here, the streets are in need of a good spring cleaning! Please see the attached map and schedule to find out when your street is going to be swept. Also, remember to check the street for parking restrictions, as street sweeping starts Weds, April 1st.

Ward Map
http://files.ctctcdn.com/0fbe15e7001/91f9b887-9bc5-4ca9-a140-8ec841bde385.pdf

Street Sweeping Dates
http://files.ctctcdn.com/0fbe15e7001/97dd8359-a74a-41a3-8c76-0d169298b434.pdf

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Updated 44 hours ago

Dog Sitter needed Friday April 3rd - Saturday the 11th

Dog Sitter needed Friday April 3rd - Saturday the 11th
I'm looking for someone to look after my two dogs for 8 days starting this Friday. It could be someone to stay here overnight, or to come by at least 3 times a day & spend some time with them.

4 year old 70 pound German Shepherd (cautious at first, but very sweet)
7 month old 35 pound Farm Mutt (super friendly cuddly)

We have cable tv & internet.... fenced in yard... easy street parking... food... wifi....

4500 block of North Kostner
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  • I found someone - Victor. The German Shepherd gave him the business at first but then just wanted to play. She'll be happy to see him again. I will give you feedback after we've returned.

  • If you ever need someone in the future.. I am interested.. I have been a dog walker/ petsitter for over 14 years for the same company, and a plus I only live around the block from your home.
    Thank you.

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Sirens and someone screaming at sunnyside and merrimac/mobile

Tonight we heard a firetruck and ambulance fly down our street. When we went out to see what was going on, we heard a blood curdling scream. We didnt hear any information on the police radio. Does anyone else know anything about this?

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Mar 22

Updated 5 days ago

Fish Fry

My daughter and son-in-law just moved into Old Irving. Recommendations for Fish Fries please.

  • Irish American Heritage Center has a great one every Friday during Lent.

  • Mike Q. Portage Park resident

    Takeout from Hagens or Franks works too.

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Mar 25

What has John Garrido done to bring officers to the 45th ward?

After hearing the debates between alderman Arena and John Garrido and hearing their main arguments, my question is what has John Garrido done as a police lieutenant to bring more police officers to the ward since he works at the 16th district police station?

On his website he states "Portage Park is on the front line of this bat­tle, and we need all the resources we can get to keep this and other ward neigh­bor­hoods safe. I know and under­stand...

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After hearing the debates between alderman Arena and John Garrido and hearing their main arguments, my question is what has John Garrido done as a police lieutenant to bring more police officers to the ward since he works at the 16th district police station?

On his website he states "Portage Park is on the front line of this bat­tle, and we need all the resources we can get to keep this and other ward neigh­bor­hoods safe. I know and under­stand how the Chicago Police Department works. As alder­man, I will demand that our com­mu­nity is pro­vided with the nec­es­sary police man­power and equip­ment to com­bat these vio­lent gangs and keep our streets safe."
http://johngarrido.com/issues/public-safety/

At his current position has he demanded more officers be brought to the ward? Many may say that is not his job, but when you google "What does a police lieutenant do?" you get
"As a police lieutenant you lead. You're the frontline commander of the police department. You pass orders from the top level of command to the police sergeants, who in turn relay those orders to the police officers and detectives."

He says he will demand more officers as alderman but has he done the same as a lieutenant? If he has not at his current position why would that change when he is an alderman?

Mar 23

Updated Mar 25

Hello Neigborhood

Hello all,

My wife Rebekah and I just moved to the neighborhood. We bought our first house and are super excited!!!

  • Lynn OIP Resident / CPS Mom

    Welcome, Tim and Rebekah. I'm not sure where you live, but if you are in Old Irving Park, you might want to check out our neighborhood association. www.oldirvingpark.com. We have a monthly newsletter delivered to your door, weekly e-mail blast with activities, daily facebook updates, and monthly meetings. Oh - and a really active google group!

  • Welcome! I hope you like it, it's a great place to start and stay. You have come at an excellent time; the six corners area has been slowly turning around and filling in more vacant spots, you'll never know what new store or business will open up next. If you have any questions or concerns, this is a great web site to get support from your community. :)

Mar 25

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St. Edward Open House 9-11 AM on Thursday, March 26

Come see how we can give your child so much more than just a seat in the classroom! Our next Open House is on Thursday, March 26 from 9 – 11 AM with tours beginning in the main school building, 4343 W. Sunnyside. Registrations will also be accepted on that day. See our new state of the art science lab, meet our wonderful students and see our fantastic faculty in action! We look forward to meeting you. Email events@stedwardschool.com for more information. www.stedwardschool.com

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Mar 20

Lawn Care Suggestions?

Its been 25 years since I had a regular lawn service. Time to start it again (now retired 5+ years). Any suggestions? What are costs like now? How often should it be done? Any other hints/do & don'ts on this? Thanks for comments!

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Mar 19

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Updated Mar 18

Block party suggestions?

Hi there!

We're planning our 51st annual block party this year, and I was hoping for suggestions. The neighbors who normally do the planning have stepped down, and this will be my first year planning, so I'd like to make a good impression :)

For those of you who are familiar with the process, I have a few questions:

What bouncy house rental company do you use? How much do you pay?
What DJ do you use? What's included? How much do you pay?

Does anyone have any suggestions on fun things we can do? It seems like every year people tend to stick to themselves and their own yards. I'd like to encourage more involvement. Any ideas?

Thanks!

  • I think that the 2014 applications have closed, and they haven't updated the site for 2015 yet. It looks as through they release the new applications in April each year, so you can check back then or confirm with the alderman.

  • BellaV 1st time Homeowner in Jefferson Park since 2012

    Thanks Mrs. L! I found the wording on the website to be a little confusing. I'll call and ask about it today.

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Updated Mar 15

Missing dog

My 13 pound Boston Terrier is missing! Female, black and white, named Delilah. She is not wearing a collar. I ran into a family who saw a young gentleman pick her up at Kenton & Leland around 6pm today. If anyone has any info, please call me Kathy 773-576-1921.

  • So sorry she got away Kathy. I saw that you posted on LDI. You may want to consider posting on nextdoor and craigslist for more coverage.

    Prayers she finds her way back to you soon.

  • Delilah is home with me! A very nice neighbor took her in for the night until he say my posters that I had plastered all over the neighborhood this morning. I can relax now.

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Mar 11

Updated Mar 13

Re Development of 4901 W. Irving Park Meeting Results

I was happy to see about 300 people turn out for this meeting, And it looks like a good plan over all with just a few last minute kinks to be worked out such as parking, traffic flow, and final commitments by interested businesses. I was surprised to see that the Aldi Store seemed to have an overwhelming support for the new proposed plan. I guess when I think about it, it would be nice to have it away from...

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I was happy to see about 300 people turn out for this meeting, And it looks like a good plan over all with just a few last minute kinks to be worked out such as parking, traffic flow, and final commitments by interested businesses. I was surprised to see that the Aldi Store seemed to have an overwhelming support for the new proposed plan. I guess when I think about it, it would be nice to have it away from the main intersection, and Aldi really want to be here and support our community, and we can suggest a trader Joes in a few years when the Bank of America lot at the 6 corners intersection comes to it's planning stages. Perhaps we can get Aldi to incorporate a few additional cosmetic changes to this location such as a nicer looking floor tile? Any thoughts?

Mar 11

Updated Mar 12

New to Mayfair... your thoughts?

Just thinking of moving to the 4600 block of N Keystone. Right near the police station. Anyone have any opinions on the neighborhood and area? My wife and I are wondering if it's a safe place for a walk and how the nights are in this particular area.

  • Trg

    We just moved here from Ukrainian Village. We are still exploring so IM sorry I don't have much to say. But I do feel safe. :)

  • Eck

    We live in that area and have always felt safe. We've been here a handful of years and as far as we can tell the neighborhood keeps getting a little better every year. Good luck with your move!

  • Have owned just across Pulaski for two years now. Feel mostly safe, but do keep an eye out and stick to major roads when dark and possible. The more we are out at night doing productive and positive things the less there are crimes on our streets. My street is pretty active and we all look out for each other.

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Mar 09

Updated Mar 11

Lost cat-- Milwaukee and Pulaski

Lost cat: Samson, 2.5 year old, long-haired buff orange boy. Samson is microchipped and neutered, but he was not wearing a collar. He is very social but is not used to being outdoors. Samson got outside sometime in the past 24 hours from near the intersection of Pulaski and Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. If found or seen, please call or text (708) 607-2452. Please share.

  • Yay that he was found. We just soooo luv our pets.

  • SPIRO 1983 COMMANDER D25

    Hey pp girl I hope to see you walking your mutt around the park...

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Mar 08

Catalytic converter missing in am?

So I just woke up to lots of clinging and clanking... metal noises. Its 4:00 am and it only lasted a few minutes. Maybe 8 min. Or less. Im near Mayfair Park. If anyone is missing one in the am this is when it was stolen. I looked at the window and didnt see anything. Im hoping it was my imagination but just moved from an area this was very common. I don't know if anyone has any security footage just a heads up. The noise stopped at 4:06am.

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