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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

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Oct 21 2011

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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.

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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?

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4 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?

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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! :)

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Apr 03

Updated Apr 07

Blaze-N-Grill

I haven't been yet, but amazing what the site of minivans and work trucks (with ladders) parked at your eating establishment can do for you. For me, anyway, at least. Now I want to stop in and give it a try: http://www.blazengrill.com/

That's a pro-tip to any new fast food place: have all buddies with work trucks w/ladders park in your lot during rush hour.

  • Cherylann Neighborhood Watch

    I've been there on several occasions and every time I do get the Italian Beef. Have you ever had the Italian Beef from Gumba Joe's in Park Ridge? If you have you will know what I am talking about. It is about one of the best beefs I have had...

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    I've been there on several occasions and every time I do get the Italian Beef. Have you ever had the Italian Beef from Gumba Joe's in Park Ridge? If you have you will know what I am talking about. It is about one of the best beefs I have had in a very long time. It has a certain flavor that I just crave. I am happy they have opened, now I don't have to travel as far to get my beef when I get the craving. My friend has had the chicken platter and the chicken sandwich and both were huge amounts of food that he couldn't even finish. I took my boss there for a beef and he too liked it. It is not at all rubbery, it kind of melts in your mouth, there is no fat or gristle at all. And it doesn't have that taste of cinnamon like at Al's Beef and others. Now I need to go and try the burgers, however with Leadbelly opening tomorrow I doubt I'll be doing that anytime soon. I have NO complaints about Blaze-N-Grill at all, service was prompt and friendly, food very good and generous.

  • Yeah I don't like cinnamon in Italian beef or chili.

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  • 5 stars out of 5: Susie's on Yelp

Mar 27

Updated Apr 03

In need of vet recommendation

Really need your assistance neighbors, anyone have any good recommendations for vets? In our area or burbs, just need the best vet. Closer obviously better but willing to travel any distance. Let me know and thank you in advance

  • I recommend Abell Animal Hospital. My family has been going there since Dr. Abell was actually practicing 1973. Very nice vets who explain procedures and answer questions. The staff are friendly. I was in grade school when my parents began taking our pets there. One time I had a twenty year old cat that was having health issues. Dr. Mayer gave me his home number since he knew how worried I was.

  • Risers has been the best for me over the last 4 years- prior to that had bad experiences at Abel, TLC and Touhy animal Hosp in Parkridge. Risers has lots of consistently good and conservative vets - they are not quick to jump to meds or tests not needed. I...

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    Risers has been the best for me over the last 4 years- prior to that had bad experiences at Abel, TLC and Touhy animal Hosp in Parkridge. Risers has lots of consistently good and conservative vets - they are not quick to jump to meds or tests not needed. I work as a physician assistant and although I am no vet I have a good understanding and can figure out pretty easy when a vet is being a bit aggressive with tests/meds ect. I also did not like the roaming dog at TLC. It's one thing to have a loose pet in a vets office,....it's another thing when that pet invades your space and makes you uncomfortable when you are trying to comfort your sick pet.

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Mar 31

Updated Apr 02

Electrical

I just received a com ed bill for 3 times more then usual. Com ed insists that it's correct but it can't possible be. Even running the ac last year two months straight without turning it off the bill was still 60% less then the bill I just received.

Can anyone recommend a electrician or what to do

  • ANGIE RESIDENT OF BELMONT GARDENS FOR 38 YRS.

    I am having the same prob with Peoples gas. Have a 2 flat home all day have heat cooking gas, water heater and dryer. Yet my bill is consistently lower than my tenants and they just have heat a cooking gas. No one actually cooks. The thermostat is on 68...

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    I am having the same prob with Peoples gas. Have a 2 flat home all day have heat cooking gas, water heater and dryer. Yet my bill is consistently lower than my tenants and they just have heat a cooking gas. No one actually cooks. The thermostat is on 68 for maybe 9 hrs . Rest of time its 62. People were gone 4 2 weeks last mo heat was completly down 2 58 and still their bill was 2X mine. thermo is locked and set so they cannot fiddle around with it. Gas Co states that the more you use the more u pay DUUGH! Like I'm 2 stupid to understand it. Logic states that my bill s/b higher not theirs.Any suggestions??

  • kenji Find us here --> http://reddit.com/r/greatNWside

    So Connie, you are leaving us hanging. What did your grand daughter do and what was the upshot? We all want to know specifics.

Apr 02

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Apr 01

  • 2 stars out of 5: Susie's on Yelp

Apr 01

Updated Apr 01

John Garvy Elementary School

Hi everyone we just moved into the area and our girls will be going to John Garvy next year. Does anyone have any comments or reviews on the school? It would be much appreciated. Thank you

  • You might look at GreatSchools.org which has tons of info on schools in Chicago area and reviews also.

Mar 29

Updated Apr 01

Area traffic problems, please weigh in

Neighbors, looking over EB ive seen some articles about the various ideas for the road diet on milwaukee, ive seen articles on accidents involving vehicles with other vehicles, bicyclists, pedestrians. So I'd like to get your views on a specific question and longtime residents please chime in to. What are your thoughts on roads with 1 lane in each direction vs 2 lanes in each direction? Does it matter if each direction has 1 or 2 lanes? does that in itself impact safety? and please dont turn it into a political debate, asking for your views and experiences for my own curiosity

  • Ryan Richter Young family in Jefferson Park

    Jimmy Mac, I was not aware that the transponders that change control the lights are not allowed in city ambulances. Since I know this is not the case in many suburbs, I am guessing that this is a city, rather than state, law.

    Regarding buses, there are ways to make...

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    Jimmy Mac, I was not aware that the transponders that change control the lights are not allowed in city ambulances. Since I know this is not the case in many suburbs, I am guessing that this is a city, rather than state, law.

    Regarding buses, there are ways to make buses more predictable and CTA has implemented some of these solutions already. One is to place the bus stop on the far side (or just past) the intersection. This allows the bus to travel through the intersection before stopping. Another is to reduce the number of stops - from having a stop every block to having one every two blocks, for example. Another is to have express type services that only stop at every four blocks (major intersections) like the CTA used to have on Irving Park Road. And, finally to make buses most efficient typically requires a dedicated lane of travel, off bus ticketing, and traffic synchronization. The term for this type of service is called bus rapid transit, and this type of service is typically only appropriate on roads that have at least 4-5 lanes.

    Regarding synchronization itself and whether it is monitored, it really depends on the type of equipment that powers the stop light. I am not a traffic engineer so this is a bit out of my area of expertise, but I have worked for a county level department of transportation in my career that was implementing synchronized traffic signals that were connected by fiber optic cables and could be controlled from a central location (kind of like in the movie, The Italian Job). It's probably not cost effective to have this at every stoplight but I bet virtually every downtown stoplight is controlled similarly.

  • Jimmy Mac of Forest Glen Forest Glen resident

    Ryan Ricter,

    Thanks for the clarification regarding steps taken to improve flow of bus traffic. The one variable that can not be determined with any degree of accuracy is the level of usage and stops entailed that is in a constant state of flux. Thanks too for insight into synchronizing...

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    Ryan Ricter,

    Thanks for the clarification regarding steps taken to improve flow of bus traffic. The one variable that can not be determined with any degree of accuracy is the level of usage and stops entailed that is in a constant state of flux. Thanks too for insight into synchronizing of traffic signals.

    As concerns transponders, yeah suburbs use those. This is apparently not a state law. I'm not sure though if is a city ordinance applicable to all ambulance companies or just a CFD departmental regulation. Since I know 2l paramedic on the CFD and w more with private companies, I ask for a clarification regarding current law and policy and report back. There will be a get together in about two weeks (my B-day) and there will be 3-4 paramedics present. I'll be sure to ask.

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Mar 29

Updated Apr 01

6 corners businesses

everyone, what do you think has been the big problem stopping business growth at 6 corners specifically the one block stretch of milwaukee? I dont think it is any one thing. We have all seen lots of businesses come in over the years there but with rare exception none seem to last long. thoughts?

  • Bill the Engineer NW Side Born & Raised

    The point is Harry, it's helpful to know where you've been before you can chart a course forward.

  • In my opinion there is a lack of consumer with disposable income in that area. Local residents do not support the local businesses. Sure certain businesses will see activity, but anything eclectic or trendy will not make it as ling as the demographics remain the way they are.

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