10 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Paschke Art Center in Jefferson Park features exhibit with photos of Warhol, Bowie, Reed

Admission is free to art center, which is open 10 am to 7 pm seven days a week. Located at Milwaukee and Higgins (near the park).
http://nadignewspapers.com/2014/09/30/paschke-art-center-features-schapiro-photo-exhibit-bowie-reed-warhol-pictures-on-display-through-nov-15/

  • I was there a couple weeks ago. It was a very nice exhibit and would be a nice complement to anyone who is also planning on going to the Bowie exhibit at the MCA.

8 hours ago

NEW HABITAT RESTORE at 6040 N. PULASKI - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY!

Groups and Individuals

We are opening a new Habitat ReStore at 6040 N. Pulaski and Peterson and need your help setting up.

We need people to help anytime from Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 4 pm.

Come meet people with similar interests and help a great organization while working with reclaimed building materials.

Email Heather@restorechicago.org
or call (773) 539-6040

Follow us on Facebook Habitat for Humanity ReStore Chicago
and Instagram = RESTORECHICAGO

13 hours ago

Parking on Elston and Foster

Does anyone know why signs went up this morning saying no parking 9am - 4pm from Oct 1 - December 31st?

37 hours ago

Updated 15 hours ago

car wash

Moved into the neighborhood over the weekend around foster and natoma looking for a car wash and cleaners can anyone direct me in The right way?

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27 hours ago

CPS Students Earn Your Community Service Hours on Saturday, October 4

CPS students can earn community service hours for participation with the Neighborhood Connection Project Winter Prep and Clean Up

One hour of your time is kindly requested on Saturday, October 4 between 10am-12pm to help get the bricolage underpass mural ready for winter and cleaned up. We'll be raking, watering, planting, cleaning, mowing (and other things that end in "ing") our shared underpass and public space. Your help is needed to get this done. For more information on this fun...

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CPS students can earn community service hours for participation with the Neighborhood Connection Project Winter Prep and Clean Up

One hour of your time is kindly requested on Saturday, October 4 between 10am-12pm to help get the bricolage underpass mural ready for winter and cleaned up. We'll be raking, watering, planting, cleaning, mowing (and other things that end in "ing") our shared underpass and public space. Your help is needed to get this done. For more information on this fun way to improve your neighborhood, contact Kristin Ciarrachi (longtime Edgebrook resident) at kciarrachi@parkcommunitychurch.org.

For this effort, the Neighborhood Connection Project (NCP) is pleased to partner with yet another community institution, Park Community Church (located on Touhy Avenue across from Target).

For more information about the Neighborhood Connection Project, check us out on Facebook or contact Jac Charlier at jac.charlier@gmail.com or Gina Metelica at gina.metelica@gmail.com

As part of its vision to renew Chicago, Park Community seeks to build the goodness and greatness of the city we all love. As we continue to partner with community leaders, organizations and neighbors we seek to make a positive lasting difference throughout Chicago.

About NCP: Started in Spring of 2010, the Neighborhood Connection Project (NCP) is a citizen-led initiative to build community by repairing and beautifying the Metra railroad underpass located at Kinzua, Hiawatha and Lehigh. We were joined by our ongoing partners, Green Star Movement (GSM) and After School Matters (ASM). Phase I underpass beautification efforts were ready to begin and indeed started finally in Spring 2013. GSM worked with ASM's teen interns and our local artists and community volunteers to produce the mural on the East side of the underpass, which was completed in Summer 2013. We completed Phase II when the West wall work was completed in August 2014. During summer 2015 we will finish the project.

3 days ago

Updated 34 hours ago

Recommend Real Estate agents

Ca anyone recommend a good real estate agent who knows the Portage Park, Jefferson Park, Dunning, Norwood Park areas? Just looking for someone experienced and good rep. Trying to sell. Thanks!

Sep 18

Updated 39 hours ago

Lawrence Avenue development, pedestrian street dsignation discussed at meeting

Plan for 4-story building with 39 apartments was submitted last winter. Laramie Avenue would be made two-way street between Lawrence and alley to the south.
http://nadignewspapers.com/2014/09/18/alderman-reviews-area-development-potential/

  • Willy Ramone JPark res since 97

    A higher density development that close to a public transit and Metra hub makes sense for those lots. The ten story tower proposal certainly was a non starter but three to four stories with ground floor retail fronting the sidewalk is way better than another suburban type strip mall on...

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    A higher density development that close to a public transit and Metra hub makes sense for those lots. The ten story tower proposal certainly was a non starter but three to four stories with ground floor retail fronting the sidewalk is way better than another suburban type strip mall on that site when there are already businesses struggling in the area.If they're developed as R2 single family homes who wants to buy a house fronting on a major arterial street? There's got to be a way to find a happy medium between competing visions because those vacant lots are an eyesore and wasted tax generating potential. Parking for the Copernicus center does need to be addressed though.

  • 'the center brings visitors who patronize area restaurants...'

    What 'restaurants'? Gales Street, McDonalds and Popeyes? All have parking and there's a garage already. This isn't the Cumberland Park and ride. It's a community.

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Updated 41 hours ago

Mechanic

Can anyone recommend a good mechanic in the neighborhood for regular car maintenance as well as major work/emergency work? Thanks!

  • B-NWside Lifetime Northwest Sider....

    For the repairs that I don't have time for or when I know it is more efficient to pay a shop I've been using Lefty's. They do great work. They even have loaner cars available if you need on. Ask for Bill.

    Lefty's Automotive
    5628 North Elston Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60646
    773.763.4000

  • Laymaneers Constant Vigilance

    Sevilla's on Milwaukee and Lawrence.

Jan 29

Updated 2 days ago

Who else has city chickens?

I posted this up on Nextdoor and had a few responses, but figured I'd go ahead and check here too. I have had hens in my backyard since April 2013 and I absolutely adore having them. I have 4 girls- Rose- a Rhode Island Red, Sylvie- A Silver Laced Wyandotte, Penny- A Golden Laced Wyandotte, and Nugget- An ISA Brown. They each have very individual personalities, and love treats and one in particular thinks she's a lap chicken LOL.

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I posted this up on Nextdoor and had a few responses, but figured I'd go ahead and check here too. I have had hens in my backyard since April 2013 and I absolutely adore having them. I have 4 girls- Rose- a Rhode Island Red, Sylvie- A Silver Laced Wyandotte, Penny- A Golden Laced Wyandotte, and Nugget- An ISA Brown. They each have very individual personalities, and love treats and one in particular thinks she's a lap chicken LOL.

If there's anyone in the neighborhood who would be interested in splitting up trips to TSC in Carpentersville, I'd be happy to discuss. If we could get 2 or 3 of us in the neighborhood to take turns, we'd only need to make the trip a few times a year each.

Anyone else have chickens? Even if you aren't interested in the TSC share, I'd love to hear your stories!

2 days ago

Read about the Fair Allocation in Runways (FAiR) Coalition: Your Leading Voice for Residents

Click on the link to read about the FAiR Coalition in action on behalf of Northwest side Chicago and near Northwest suburban residents. Join FAiR at www.fairchicago.org. Questions? Please ask. Jac.charlier@gmail.com

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140926/ohare/new-ohare-data-show-it-is-much-louder-than-they-say-it-is-neighbors-say

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5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Who Do You Call for Methane?

There is a metallic kind of smell in our laundry room and also in my 'garden apartment' aka basement, especially when I use my bathroom and kitchen exhaust fans (that draws air in from anything that's open while it exhausts air). I have always thought it to be just old pipes, but perhaps it might be sewer gas and a health threat. Would you call a plumber to check it? I know methane detectors exist but I sure don't know anybody who owns one!

Thanks in advance and I hope the jokes are mild!

  • Cindy G Good neighbor

    Just a thought: A metallic smell from using the fans might indicate a problem with the fans themselves - some part getting overheated because it's wearing out or working too hard, or perhaps something electrical brewing. There's a website called Inspectapedia that has checklists for sorting through and diagnosing household odors. Good luck sorting this out.

  • Janet Baker ISON over France (squint!)

    Good thought, Cindy. Pretty logical. I think I would like you for my oncologist. Or cardiac specialist. But we did eliminate that, kind of unscientifically, by following the smell around. It's coming from the drains, and also it's a metallic smell, but not an electrical metallic, something hot, overheated.

    @Portage! You weren't snippy at all! What are you thinking!

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Deep Tunnel Storm Water Project Underway, Eastbound Lawrence Closed

Work crews have closed eastbound Lawrence from the Kennedy Expressway east to Cicero to work on a $20 million sewer project which should help alleviate some of our local basement flooding issues. Local traffic will be able to get through to the Kennedy Expressway, but the eastbound lanes will be closed to all traffic at Lavergne. Additionally, Lawler southbound from Lawrence is closed to prevent cut-through traffic. The westbound lane will remain open.

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Work crews have closed eastbound Lawrence from the Kennedy Expressway east to Cicero to work on a $20 million sewer project which should help alleviate some of our local basement flooding issues. Local traffic will be able to get through to the Kennedy Expressway, but the eastbound lanes will be closed to all traffic at Lavergne. Additionally, Lawler southbound from Lawrence is closed to prevent cut-through traffic. The westbound lane will remain open.

Allow extra time, as traffic will be heavy in the area impacted. Please respect our neighborhoods by following the designated detour, which is south on Milwaukee, east on Montrose, and north on Cicero.

The closure will allow for the construction of a 230-foot drop shaft that will tie local sewers directly into the Deep Tunnel storm water management system. The closure should end by the end of November. This work should improve sewer drainage for thousands of homes in Jefferson Park.

  • Portage Patty 30+ year veteran of da hood.

    I'm grateful that this information was released weeks ago. But the signage on Lawrence seems to be pretty useless. LeClaire has been turned into a major street as people detour around the closure. Was this the plan ? I'd betcha that all that traffic on a side street will result in the expense of rebuilding it. Plus I can't imagine a steady stream of vehicles is attractive to the people who live nearby.

  • " ...improve sewer drainage for thousands of homes in Jefferson Park." Now put up a copy of the engineers' map showing the boundries of the benefitting area. A map had to be the key basis for the $20 million Return on Investment decision. Its development was paid by tax dollars and should be completely public information.

  • "Lawler southbound from Lawrence is closed to prevent cut-through traffic. The westbound lane will remain open"

    Funny how they shut down a street with 10 houses that no one uses but are allowing cut through traffic on Ainslie and LeClaire. I have been calling the alderman for over a month! We can't even cross the street because of all the traffic! Unbelievable... Maybe they will close off LeClaire and Ainslie when someone gets hit by one of the hundreds of cars or semis speeding down RESIDENTIAL streets. What a joke...

3 days ago

Hear The Fair Allocation in Runways (FAiR) Coalition on WBBM Radio. Join FAiR!

Click on the link to hear the FAiR Coalition on the radio in action on behalf of Northwest side Chicago and near Northwest suburban residents. Join FAiR at www.fairchicago.org. Questions? Please ask. Jac.charlier@gmail.com

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/09/24/no-relief-for-some-homeowners-complaining-of-increased-ohare-noise/

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Last Chance to get Tom Dreesen Tickets @ OLV!

Last chance to see Tom Dreesen as OLV presents Comedy and Cocktails with Tom Dreesen this Sunday at 3:00 PM. Some tickets are still available, you can purchase tickets online at www.olvchicago.org, at the Rectory, and School. Tickets are $50 person and include dinner at 5:00 PM. Cash bar.

4 days ago

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Sep 22

Updated 5 days ago

Please help find lost dog - Bisha

Lost! Missing on 09-06-2014 (Foster & Elston) Bisha – Female Shih Tzu. Call 312-206-4059 or 773-639-4566. Email jengage34@gmail.com if seen or found. Friendly. 3 Yo, 7-8 Lbs. Multi-color. PLEASE NOTE: Bisha’s hair is now longer than in photo. Wearing Collar.

  • Hi Pattymelt, Thanks for keeping an eye out. Bisha's not mine, but I only posted the notice for Bisha's person, Jennifer Costello, to help out since Jennifer didn't know how to post and add a pic. I dont know her personally.

    It looks as if the found puppy post you referenced has been updated and her family found her. I don't know if it was Bisha or not. Maybe Jennifer will comment. Thanks.

  • Ev

    Bisha is still listed on Lost Dogs Illinois as Lost. :( Glad the other girl was reunited with her family. Also glad to see the prior remarks removed by Everyblock. Heartbreaking for these families with their lost pups and these families don't deserve detrimental comments. Very glad that person doesn't...

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    Bisha is still listed on Lost Dogs Illinois as Lost. :( Glad the other girl was reunited with her family. Also glad to see the prior remarks removed by Everyblock. Heartbreaking for these families with their lost pups and these families don't deserve detrimental comments. Very glad that person doesn't live near me. Years ago my girl backed out of her collar when I slipped on ice and she bolted. I know the horrible stress and how your life stops. She was found safe and I forgot about the pain I was feeling from the fall. Bisha's hair is longer then the original picture from what Jennifer emailed me. I posted a link that shows her with the short hair and longer hair. I so hope Bisha is back home to Jennifer safe and soon.

Sep 23

Updated 5 days ago

Win a free slow cooker from Grocery Gal

Hi Everyone - I have a contest going where you can win an amazing slow cooker by Hamilton Beach. Just read the blog post to find the details. No purchase of anything necessary to win and your email addresses are only seen by me, so there's no additional spam emails :-). Contest is open until Oct. 15th - one entry per person. I love this product and know you will, too! http://grocerygalblog.com/hamilton-beach-set-forget-slow-cooker-33967/

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  • Grocery Gal GroceryGalBlog Jefferson Park food lover

    I haven't been the biggest fan on their products in the past... And made it known in the reviews I wrote. This product is the real deal.

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

  • From above link . . ."If you wish to rent to Section 8 Voucher holders, you should inform the local Housing Authority of the availability of your property and also indicate in your advertising that you welcome Section 8 Voucher holders. Ultimately, it is the voucher holder's decision whether or not to rent your property. Of course, as the landlord, you would screen the Section 8 voucher holder just as you would any other prospective tenant."

  • Jesse M.

    They are city and county ordinances that wouldn't be on a federal website.

Mar 03

Updated 5 days ago

Gene's Sausage &Deli ?

I remember before we moved that Gene's Sausage & Deli was supossed to move into the space Krakus had on 4700 block of Milwaukee. Well we was down for a funeral last week & went by there but it was still empty. What's going on there?

  • Kenji's 13th EB Account Yeah it's really me

    Well to be fair, the Gene's in LS serves a different demographic. Up there that Gene's markets prime aged beef and also has a killer rooftop restaurant. Can't get that on Belmont Ave. To me it's only the same in name not product selection.

  • Flew That Chicago born & raised. You can come home again!

    You nailed it, Kenji!

5 days ago

Jefferson Park Sunday Market

Jefferson Park Sunday Market at our usual location at a Long & Lawrence Avenues, 9:30-1:30
Entertainment: Dennis Sherman & his Hurdy Gurdy
Produce vendors, honey, soaps, tamales and craft items like jewelry and bags.
More at http://www.jeffersonparksundaymarket.com or find us on Facebook & Twitter @JeffParkMarket

5 days ago

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6 days ago

Updated 6 days ago

Tagging

Does anyone know what 'tukah' is? Our building and the one next door were tagged.

Sep 22

Updated 6 days ago

Prowler on Leclaire Ave.

Yellow bicycle, mid-20's, short-cropped hair, white male, at our mailbox, holding a flat parcel so boldly that my wife thought was his. She innocently made conversation when he explained he was looking for a neighbor who might have a dog for sale?!? Parcel was a delivery I was expecting, and the dog talk was probably to learn whether we had a dog in the house. Reported to police. We live in a "safe" neighborhood but one block over, someone has been stealing American flags. Go figure.

  • Taking a flag (or a plant for that matter) off someones porch is stealing which is against the law. Do flag takers have a limit on how much they are willing to break the law? UNSAFE.

  • Johnny Portage Park

    Littering and texting while driving are also illegal. Both occur frequently in the neighborhood. It doesn't make me feel as if the neighborhood is crime-ridden and dangerous (although the texting is very unsafe).

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Sep 23

Welcome to Chicago, Archbishop Cupich

(rendering by Ken Klopack, Sept. 24, 2014, issue of Nadig Newspapers' NW Side Press)

Sep 21

Updated Sep 23

Aluminum Chimney Liner.

My chimney needs tuckpointing in a few areas. I had the whole chimney retuckpointed (chiseled out old mortar) four years ago. My HVAC guy recommended a chimney liner. The house is 62 years old (no fireplace); gas heat. Question; Do you think it is worth investment. Approx. $600 (aluminum liner; not insulated).

  • SusanM Portage Park

    I would put in a stainless steel liner rather than aluminum. Worth the higher price in longevity and reliability.

  • Ed Edward Old Norwood park

    You already got stiffed by your HVAC company. Adding a liner is part of installing a 80 plus furnace. Your chimney is deteriorating from the inside out with out one.

Sep 21

Updated Sep 23

Help !!!!Looking For an in home day care in Jefferson park?????

I know this is a long shot but I am trying to find contact information for an Irish lady her name is Sinead who has an In home day care in the Jefferson park area. I spoke with her a few weeks back but unfortunately I have lost her contact information and i need to secure my spot. Does anyone have any contact for this Lady???

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