Jul 25

Updated 4 hours ago

  • And not a one within the Jeff Park/Roberts Park nor Forest Glen neighborhood where this proposed nightmare will be built.

    It's well known that responsible dog people are an asset to neighborhoods to watch for trouble.

    Unfortunately, there are those that wonder in from riding the CTA and camp near in the bushes

  • A nightmare??? Just a little over reacting to this.

Mar 27

Updated 5 hours ago

Aggressive Cleaning of Chicago Streets Starts Tuesday, April 1

The Department of Streets and Sanitation launched an aggressive spring cleaning plan this week as debris remains along streets and curb lanes following the historic winter. The Department is utilizing street sweeping equipment and crews to clear winter debris and litter from streets and curbs along main thoroughfares.

To ensure curb-to-curb street cleaning, temporary parking restrictions are posted the day before sweeping is scheduled to begin on any street. Some arterial streets have permanently posted signs that specify a once-per-week period when parking is prohibited for street sweeping.

Sign up for alerts at http://sweeparound.us/

The full street sweeping schedule is available online at: http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/streets/provdrs/streets_san/svcs/street_sweeping.html

  • Nan-Gladstone Neighbor

    Perhaps the Business owners should be sited, just like when it snows. (with the exception of the steep fines, and only if they are really dirty.)

    Source:
    http://www.cityofchicago.org/content/dam/city/depts/cdot/pedestrian/sidewalksnowrem
    oval/ChicagoGuidanceDocV102011sm.pdf

    What happens if I don’t clear my sidewalks?
    Individuals who do not comply with the
    sidewalk snow removal ordinance can face
    fines of $50. Businesses who do not comply with the
    sidewalk snow removal ordinance can face
    fines from $250 to $500 per day of violation.

  • please, please could the city also help clean the big rats that come out at night. And I am talking RATS. Could someone tell me what to do to kill this problem. I contact the alderman office but not much done.

11 hours ago

New women's clothing boutique opened in Jefferson Park

I want to welcome a new women's clothing boutique to Jefferson Park.

I'm So Trendii has opened it's doors at 4760 N. Milwaukee, just up the street from my office. Stop in and welcome the store to the community.

11 hours ago

Figment Festival Coming to Jefferson Park

I’m pleased to announce that the 45th ward will host the 2014 Figment Festival August 16 & 17 at Jefferson Memorial Park.

Figment is a two-day event showcasing participatory and interactive art from throughout the Midwest. The festival is designed to promote creativity, spontaneity, collaboration, dynamic communication and lots of fun.

For the second year, the KIDitarod Epic Wagon Race will be part of Figment. KIDitarod is a charity food drive, costumed beauty pageant, talent show, fundraiser and cuteness generator...

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I’m pleased to announce that the 45th ward will host the 2014 Figment Festival August 16 & 17 at Jefferson Memorial Park.

Figment is a two-day event showcasing participatory and interactive art from throughout the Midwest. The festival is designed to promote creativity, spontaneity, collaboration, dynamic communication and lots of fun.

For the second year, the KIDitarod Epic Wagon Race will be part of Figment. KIDitarod is a charity food drive, costumed beauty pageant, talent show, fundraiser and cuteness generator all in one. Teams of children dress up and race decorated wagons through the park to benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository. http://www.kiditarod.org

Find more information and sign up at the KIDitarod website. Registration is limited to 10 teams, so don't delay.

Learn more about this interesting and fun art festival at the Chicago Figment website. http://chicago.figmentproject.org/

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140731/jefferson-park/kiditarod-race-collect-food-raise-awareness-at-figment-festival

3 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Chicago aldermen endorse higher phone fees

I just read this article and states "With a solid majority of the 50 aldermen signed on.." I have to ask if Alderman John Arena and Alderman Cullerton are apart of the "solid majority" to add yet another "fee" on the citizens of Chicago?

I'm sorry, but I know I'm no the only person who is getting tired of being nickle-and-dimed to death from the city I used to really love.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-911-tax-hike-0730-20140729,0,2998238.story?track=rss

  • This is an immensely fair tax

  • They are adding the phone tax so they don't have to raise property taxes, my prop.tax bill went up $240.00 that I paid 31 July 2014. Does that mean I won't be taxed on my phones...not. The city is abusing and a big bully.We do not need 50 alder-creatures, 25 is more then enough.

14 hours ago

gun shots?

Anyone else hear gunshots near Montrose/ Lockwood area at about 1am last night?

29 hours ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Great gutter guy

I want to recommend a local gutter guy..I recieved his number from a neighbor of mine and im so glad I did.He showed up on within hours of me speaking with him. His price was unbelievable. He did a great job cleaning my gutters and realigned them and added braces to reinforce them against my home, as well trimmed my tree so it would cause less damage to my roof. I told my next door neighbor about him as he...

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I want to recommend a local gutter guy..I recieved his number from a neighbor of mine and im so glad I did.He showed up on within hours of me speaking with him. His price was unbelievable. He did a great job cleaning my gutters and realigned them and added braces to reinforce them against my home, as well trimmed my tree so it would cause less damage to my roof. I told my next door neighbor about him as he was working and he ended up doing work for my neighbor as well when he was finished with me and gave me a friendly discount. He was very professional and a complete doll. His name is Steve Mancini and I would call him again if needed. So if you need work done and a great deal and great work I highly recommend him. His contact info is (773)507-4415 Steve Mancini..

  • pattymelt is mostly in charge

    Sounds like he was more of an action figure, gettin' the job done!

19 hours ago

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40 hours ago

Updated 20 hours ago

1897 photo shows bike race through Jefferson Park

NW Chicago Historical Society comes across historic photo.
http://nadignewspapers.com/2014/07/31/riders-in-bike-race-in-1897/

  • pattymelt is mostly in charge

    If the race is revived, cyclists should have to dress like it is 1897, that will make the race more interesting.

  • Dirk Portage Park

    Milwaukee Avenue would be a sprinters heaven.

43 hours ago

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45 hours ago

Bacci Express

Anyone know if the one at Jeff Park is closed for good?

2 days ago

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Planes....again

5:30 this morning. It was so beautiful last night that I slept with windows open. Got woken up by planes....argh!
Another day, another complaint. Too bad there isn't the option for multiple choices on the form when it asks what activity is being affected...sleep, quality of life, mealtimes, etc. By now the city should have an option for all of the above.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

  • Thanks. Already plan on appealing. Will it work?

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    I've had our taxes reduced by as little as $0 to as much as $400. This year's reduction was $197

Jul 17

Updated 2 days ago

Movies in the park - The Wizard of Oz

I'm proud to sponsor "The Wizard of Oz" on July 30th at Gladstone Park, 5421 N. Menard. Bring a picnic basket, blanket, and your friends and family and enjoy a movie in the parks. All movies begin at dusk, weather permitting. Call (312) 742-1134 for daily listings and weather-related cancellations.

http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/events/movies/

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Exterior Painter?

Looking for exterior painter that can scrape, prep, repair old wood and repaint and seal. Soffits, Fascia, and gables on a roof.

Any recommendations appreciated.

Thanks

  • Neighbor Bob Life long Chicagoan, Forest Glen resident since 19

    We own an American Four Square that was built in 1918 and still has the original cedar siding. We have used Fortune Painting and Restoration to repaint our house three times. They do a great job. Call Tom Fortune at 847-933-8729

  • Steve Mancini 773-507-4415 the1gutterguy@gmail.com

  • joanie Resident of Jefferson Park

    http://www.schmidtpaintco.com

    Your project will be perfect with Paul Schmidt. He's a second generation painter and his dad did great work too. Family was from Old Irving. Highly recommended.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Kittens

We have three young kittens who we took in from a litter in our back yard. We are socializing them and things seem to be going well so far. We are looking for families to adopt them.

2 days ago

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2 days ago

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

3 more festivals coming to Jefferson Park in August!

1. Chicago Figment Chicago - August 16-17
FIGMENT Chicago catalyzes and celebrates an abundance of creativity and passion, challenging artists and our communities to find new ways to create, share, think, and dream. http://chicago.figmentproject.org/

2. Chicago Fringe Festival - Aug. 28 - Sept 7
50 Shows, 200 performers, 5 venues, right in the heart of Jefferson Park.
http://chicagofringe.org/

3. Taste of Polonia Festival - August 29 thru September 1, 2014
Over 30 bands with live music, great Polish food and Beer, Kid's Zone, Inside Casino, & more over Labor Day weekend. http://topchicago.org/

  • evam eva s, jpna member

    If you would like to show your "community" spirit, you can be a 'host' for the performers of the Fringe Festival by allowing someone to stay with you. Pls. contact them at their website.

3 days ago

Chicago aldermen endorse higher phone fees

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-911-tax-hike-0730-20140729,0,2998238.story

With a solid majority of the 50 aldermen signed on — and Mayor Rahm Emanuel backing it — the measure is on track to win full council approval on Wednesday.

Jul 17

Updated 3 days ago

If you're a Jeff, this is your fest!

Do you have "Jeff" in your name? Free Admission for you and a guest, (Friday, July 25th only) to Jeff Fest Arts & Music Fest. www.jefffest.org

Prove it, please bring identification.

If your name isn't "Jeff" and your looking for a great deal check out this Groupon deal http://www.groupon.com/deals/jefferson-park-chamber-of-commerce-1

  • Archie Bunker

    will a printout of my my everyblock profile suffice? Sadly my real name isn't Jefferson :/

  • Well then I think it should become a street fest! A high admission price on top of overpriced food/alcohol makes for a very expensive outing. Where does the money they make go?

3 days ago

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4 days ago

Neighborhood Elevation

In his discussion about what inspired Neighborhood Elevation, Artist Anthony Lewellen talks about walking the streets of North Mayfair and finding ideas for design from the buildings, trees and parks of our neighborhood. Here's a map of North Mayfair, circa 1922. The streets are all there, but not all of the homes have been built. Is your home on the map?

From the archives of the University of Chicago Library:

http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/collections/maps/chigov/G4104-C6G4-1922-C5-sheet14B.html

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK! Neighborhood Elevation

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Jul 25

Updated 5 days ago

Jefferson Park Sunday Market 7/27

Jefferson Park Sunday Market at our usual location at a Long & Lawrence Avenues, 9:30-1:30
Music: Steven Zane
Feature: a rep from Youth Company Chicago & a rep from American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Norridge/Harwood Heights will be out.
Also come meet out our new produce vendor, as well as several new craft vendors.
More at http://www.jeffersonparksundaymarket.com or find us on Facebook

  • KevinJee

    Watch for fingers on the scales!

  • evam eva s, jpna member

    Pls. don't let an unfortunate incident stop you from attending the Jefferson Park Sunday Market. It's wonderful just to have it in our neighborhood. If you feel you have to be extra careful, mention it to that vendor and, I am sure, he/she will be glad to make things right. Please come again.

  • Merril Jefferson Park Sunday Market manager

    And actually the vendor did discover a problem with the scale, fixed it & had a test weight handy today in an effort to cooporate and put people at ease.

5 days ago

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6 days ago

Jul 22

Updated 6 days ago

Pizza Delivery People

Last night on 07/21/2014, a neighbor in the 5300 block of Windsor got a pizza around midnight. The entire neighborhood was treated to an impromptu Madonna concert by the delivery person. You could hear the stereo in his black SUV blasting down the entire block. When I told him that I didn't appreciate the loud music, he told me to call the F-ing cops.

He was a stocky white male with brown hair and a beard. If this is your guy pizza peeps, he's not representing your business well with the neighborhood.

  • Yeah, grammar cop. What about those obnoxious planes going over homes at midnight?

  • Umm, Noreen R...that's a different thread...maybe you should post your most recent comment there.

Jul 23

Updated 6 days ago

Hot water heater install?

I need to get a new water heater, does anyone have a recommendation for someone who does good work and is reasonably (fairly) priced? Thank you!

  • Paula, Belmont Terrace 8-year resident, 36th ward (for now...)

    Chicagoland Quality Plumbing, Inc. was great to deal with. They installed a water heater, and line for our frig's ice maker, about 1-1/2 years ago. They were prompt, professional and reasonably priced. They also had great ratings on Angie's List.

  • raven58 long long time portage Parker 54 yrs. strong

    Again, I had bad luck with Patrick mechanical...I would stay away from this company

Jun 29

Updated 6 days ago

Looking for floor guys, refinish with some repairs!

Hi, all - does anyone have any recommendations for someone to refinish wood floors (living room and dining room) that are also in need of some repairs? Would love to use someone local!

  • ALL IN ONE WORKERS, INC.
    (312) 754-5376
    allinoneworkers72@yahoo.com
    Highly Recommended!

  • Thanks, all; I went with a recommendation from a friend whose floors I have seen. After an expensive bid from a Park Ridge establishment, this person quoted me around a third of that price. I'll post his name and info after we see how the work is, don't want to make a recommendation until we actually have the floors done!

May 22

Updated 6 days ago

Chi Town fish

Anyone been there?

  • miesterburger just a regular guy

    I have been there and the fish was fresh and the salmon was priced right and tasty.
    They have a limited retail selection right now based on demand etc. Very friendly and accommodating. Old School market guys.

  • Joel Irving & Pulaski Guy

    My wife went there yesterday for about 3 pounds of salmon and it was great -- plus it was only $9 per pound. Highly recommended!

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Jul 25

New boutique in Jefferson Park opens Saturday

I AM TRENDII Boutique opens this Saturday, July 26, from 10 am to 6 pm at 4760 N. Milwaukee Ave. (located just south of Lawrence). The store's ad from Nadig Newspapers is in included in this post. Please mention that you saw the ad. After you visit the store, please stop by JEFF FEST at the park, 4822 N. Long Ave.

Jul 25

Consider visiting Paschke Art Center on way to JEFF FEST on July 25 to 27

Please stop by the Ed Paschke Art Center, 5415 W. Higgins Ave. (near Milwaukee Avenue) on your way to JEFF FEST this evening. Art center is open daily until 7 p.m. (free admission). Fest starts at 6 p.m. (enter near park pool, $7 admission). And tonight only: free festival admission if "jeff" is in your name (must show i.d. to qualify, July 25 only). Cover band Shape Shifter hits stage at 8:30 tonight. Lagunitas and Lake Effect brews. Gale Street Inn and Fischman's food truck among eating options. Drum circle returns to JEFF FEST this year on Sat. and Sun. JEFF Fest program can be downloaded at:
https://www.hightail.com/download/ZUczaUNNNDJvQnNYRHNUQw

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