28 hours ago

Updated 4 min ago

Idea Factory for the Patio Theater

Been turning over ideas in my head about the Patio Theater and what kind of programming will get people in the door. Post your ideas here, one idea per comment, please. If an idea is something you and your family are like to attend, thank the poster and that way we will see what might fly to keep the theater open.

  • Poor Piggy, falsely accused by a disturbed individual.

  • AH

    I'm sure that I'll be unpopular with folks on both sides with this posting....

    Maybe we need a new posting/discussion topic re: the feasibility of an older theater in this area. I'm relatively new to Portage Park, so I don't know much about the history of this struggle beyond what...

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    I'm sure that I'll be unpopular with folks on both sides with this posting....

    Maybe we need a new posting/discussion topic re: the feasibility of an older theater in this area. I'm relatively new to Portage Park, so I don't know much about the history of this struggle beyond what I've read online.

    It seems that current owner has made some poor decisions along the way.

    I think it's obvious that I'm passionate about films, but I'm putting my "work" hat on for the moment.... .

    Has there been a feasibility study? Has there been a market research study? Have any of the financials been made public? (My understanding is that the owner is trying to sell more than just the theater... just wondering if the theater has a separate P&L.)

    Inoculating against those who would argue that those types of studies cost money... there are many ways to achieve the goal. I doubt that I'm the only one who would volunteer to use my skills/knowledge/work experience to help determine if a theater in this location is even feasible.I do a lot of financial modeling in my work life... And when I was in b-school (not in Illinois), we could receive credit in strat and/or marketing classes for helping local small business owners with strategic and/or marketing plans.

    If we had the financials, we could start modeling and find alternatives. Programming and marketing/advertising could easily be outsourced to a volunteer group ... concessions could probably be outsourced with a shared revenue model... volunteers could handle the box office/ushering.

    I don't mean to put Alderman Cullerton the spot, but he clearly has an interest based on his efforts to secure a grant. Are there other tax or license benefits that could be obtained?

    Finally, I may be misunderstanding the situation, but the mission isn't to "save the Patio"... it's to make the Patio self-sustaining/self-funded. I'm fairly certain that if a theater in this area is feasible, we have the talent locally to make it successful.

27 hours ago

Updated 44 min ago

boa

Before it was Lasalle bank it was a Talman Home Savings, and before that It was Northwest Federal Savings back in the 70's. Anyone remember the Rusty Rooster Booster Club for kids?

2 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Pitbull Attack

A neighbor told my girlfriend there was a terrier killed after a pitbull attacked it on the 5200 block of Cullom the other day. She heard the pitbull wasn't leashed at the time of the attack.

  • joanie Resident of Jefferson Park

    Had enough fun at the pit-tie party Johnny. Enjoy your beast on a leash tough guy. I'm outta here.

  • Johnny Portage Park

    For anyone who is not yet completely exhausted by this thread, check out this PBS video about the rehabilitation of dozens of Pit Bulls rescued from Michael Vick's compound. If this doesn't make you a bit weepy (and demonstrate that even the most extremely abused dogs can be salvaged), then you are some kind of Warlock with no heart and I don't want to know you.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3y6v2G97pg

3 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

trucks that sell produce

I was just wondering about the trucks that park on the side of the road that sell produce? Is it a good deal? Is the product good? Is it legal? Any info appreciated.

  • I will use them occasionally, but I get most of my fruit and veggies from A&G. Love that place!

  • If A&G had better parking, I would go there more often. But their one way parking lot is a nightmare.

33 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Chinese anyone?

I'm looking for a good, clean Chinese restaurant in Portage Park.
Any suggestions?

  • Wing Chong is on Elston near Irving Park. I'm not sure what the actual restaurant is like because I always get delivery, but the food is good.

  • piggy123 Portage park

    China star at 4716 N. Milwaukee is very good. Nice people

Dec 12 2012

Updated 7 hours ago

Fishy phone call from Sperian Energy

Hello EB neighbors! I received a phone call today from a gal who claimed to be from Sperian Energy. It was the phone call version of the guy that comes to your door asking you to "take your time while you go and grab your current ComEd bill". In fact, she used those same words! I quickly Googled Sperian Energy while I still had her on the phone and found they are not registered with the BBB and have a few complaints against them. Just wondering if anyone has dealt with this agency before and has had positive results. I am always looking for a way to legitimately lower my ComEd bill.

2 days ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Tax Bloom. Property tax refund

I received a letter from a company called tax bloom and they are claiming they can get a $1200 to $10,000 tax refund for me. It said this will expire soon if we don't act soon. Does anyone know if this is legit? I appealed my own taxes and received a reduction in the assessed value of my home the year before last. What else can be refunded?

  • Cindy G Good neighbor

    You can get a refund going back for 3 years. I did it recently for the property of an elderly relative once I figured out that he had been overpaying. My alderman's office was very helpful when it came time to fill out the form and get it processed.

    Most important, you can do this yourself and not pay "tax bloom" or any other company for the ten minutes that it takes to get it done.

    Good luck!

  • Thanks Everyone!!!

2 days ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Chipolte

Does anyone know when the new Chipotle at Irving Park and Kilpatrick is supposed to open?

2 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Bank of America - Again

Yesterday I noticed some new construction next to the new Chipotle on Irving... It's another Bank of America... Next to the old Bank of America . . . You know, the one that's empty, and has been for a year or more . . . Another thing, wasn't the building at Irving and Lamon (S/W Corner) a Bank of America?

Who approved this?

  • I remember going to the Century when it was still a grand movie palace. That is how old I am.

  • Jan

    let's not forget there is a Bank of America Branch at Berteau and Cicero. I think it is now commercial and ATM drive-through.

11 hours ago

Bring Bike Parking to Six Corners!

Bring bike parking to #SixCorners! Help us raise $10,000 needed for three bike corrals to make biking more convenient for residents of the Northwest side!

This week, volunteers from our community kicked off a neighbor-funding campaign to promote bicycle use and pedestrian-friendly amenities for the 6 Corners Shopping District. Cities nationwide, as well as Chicago's own Andersonville, Pilsen, and Logan Square neighborhoods, find that on average pedestrians spend more time and money in local, independent businesses than those traveling by vehicle.

Three bike corrals will provide parking for 36 bicycles and draw new customers to Six Corners!

To support this campaign, please visit: www.gofundme.com/6cornersbikecorrals

To receive a project proposal, please email hello@sixcorners.com.

35 hours ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Wright College

Tried to sign up for some computer CEU classes only to find out that the person that ran it at Wright left and no one to run it, so they don't offer them. Now we have to go and pay out of district at Triton or Oakton if we want to take classes. Whats up with this? Anyone know whats up?

41 hours ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Best Dance Class for Toddler?

Please share your recommendations about where great dance classes are offered for toddlers in Portage Park or neighboring hoods. Thanks!

Aug 16

Updated 16 hours ago

New Mexican restaurant at Montrose and Milwaukee

Hi, everyone - does anyone have additional details about La Margarita, the restaurant set to open on the corner of Montrose and Milwaukee in the old Mrs. O'Leary's space? Really looking forward to it!

  • "This Mexican" happen to visit this pass Saturday for a babyshower unfortunately, in my opnion ONLY it does not look promising same curtains from the previous owner are still up, and everything else looks the same. Kitchen looks the same which, was the same kitchen were the old owner use to smoke like a chimney while preparing meals. However, feel free to try it out.

  • pattymelt is mostly in charge

    @Jackolynn: Hmm, maybe they shoulda called the new place "Señora O'Leary's!"

17 hours ago

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40 hours ago

Updated 18 hours ago

LOST DOG

Any one lost a puppy yesterday? Found a puppy in the 4700 block of Addision.

  • Denise M Seasoned dog owner

    Check Lost Dogs Illinois

  • Ev

    If you would like help searching all the so many photo albums of the missing listed on Lost Dogs Illinois I would be glad to help if you post a picture. This all volunteer organization is located on facebook and also have a website: lostdogsillinois.org but the website is not as up to the minute like the facebook page is. Thanks so much for keeping this pup safe!

  • I work with Red Door Animal Shelter in Rogers Park. If you post a photo or description, I can check our lost/found log.

24 hours ago

5 days ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Squirrels in the veggie garden

Stupid squirrels have never really bothered my veggies in past years...but today they basically destroyed most of my corn. I'm pretty ticked off...but aside from sitting out there and catching them and hosing them down or something, anybody got any proven tricks?
I had been using blood meal but these squirrels seem to have grown accustomed to it.

  • Just prune it maybe. Someone on the block pruned their vast Russian sage, they let me have the cuttings. I sorted through it to root some. I was using it as a physical barrier to keep the birds out of the pea tendrils. Then I ran across something about planting lavender or R sage to repel wildlife. That first squirrel to carry a neighbor's green tomato over here and eat it, sitting on the chain link, that got my offense fired up.

  • southsideandy A South Side outpost in the heart of the N.W. Side

    Oh, it can use a trim...I'll try some of that too, and see what happens.

27 hours ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Filament Theatre's 'Crossing Six Corners - Sat September 6

Tickets for the 3pm & 7pm shows are available for reservation online.... Free or $5 donation.

http://www.filamenttheatre.org/calendar-event/crossing-six-corners-school-days-2/

  • JMC Six Corners/Old Irving Park resident.

    Oops - it's 3pm or 8pm (not 7pm).

  • pattymelt is mostly in charge

    Per the website, the second show is at 8pm.

27 hours ago

Get your tickets! Filament Theatre's 'Crossing Six Corners: School Days

http://www.filamenttheatre.org/calendar-event/crossing-six-corners-school-days-2/

Crossing Six Corners: School Days is the fourth in the series of Filament’s neighborhood heritage projects. Through interviews with past and current residents, archived news articles, and discussions with local historians, Filament has devised another patchwork of the historic Six Corners Shopping Districts and its surrounding neighborhoods. This installment will feature stories about going to school in the neighborhood.

5 days ago

Updated 28 hours ago

Wasp removal recommendations?

Can anyone recommend someone to get rid of wasps? They took up residence inside some exterior wood trim a week ago and spraying every night has made no difference.

  • they sometimes look for a loose aluminum siding panel

  • Caleb B.

    Aluminum siding is tacky.

6 days ago

Updated 34 hours ago

Dunning Read Conservation Area Advisory Council is Forming

Just learned about this opportunity to serve the community. See the link below. It sounds like a fine opportunity for the nature supporters, educators and parents to create, shape and/or influence the nature programming for their children and others in our "own" backyard. Is anyone thinking of joining in?

http://fotp.org/news/friends-of-the-parks-seeking-members-for-the-newly-formed-dunning-read-conservation-area-advisory-council

  • Does anyone have any feedback on this meeting? I came out having more questions than answers.

2 days ago

Updated 34 hours ago

  • Thought I read once that Divvy stations all have to be within certain miles from each other. I forget how many miles exactly. So you can't have one by Wright or JP unless more go up between those locations and the currently closest Divvy station. I think right now the...

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    Thought I read once that Divvy stations all have to be within certain miles from each other. I forget how many miles exactly. So you can't have one by Wright or JP unless more go up between those locations and the currently closest Divvy station. I think right now the closest is Kedzie and Milwaukee. That's about two miles from the Irving Park blue line. From there you'd theoretically be able to expand in whatever radius they deemed necessary to build out the next station. Unfortunately I guess lack of funds mean we won't get that support.

  • JMC Six Corners/Old Irving Park resident.

    Here's an article on the story. Also has a link to the City's announcement.

    http://chi.streetsblog.org/2014/08/22/the-pros-and-cons-of-divvys-new-expansion-map/

36 hours ago

Thank you for your Support

Thank you to everyone who supported our fundraiser, and the staff at Five Below in the Brickyard.

Apr 16

Updated 36 hours ago

Cancelling Xsport Membership

I have a membership that I no longer use. I have fulfilled the terms of their contract so it isn't like I still owe them time or money. I looked at their website to see what I would need to cancel, and it says that I have to send a certified letter to their headquarters requesting the cancellation. Is this really what happens? It seems like such a pain! Has anyone had to do this? Am I not able to walk over there and have it done?

  • Jan

    never ever ever pay for a membership with plastic! if you pay with a check or cash there is absolutely no way they can do the automatic renewal. btw, read ALL the fine print on the contract you sign. you'll see that most fitness centers automatically renew month after month after month.

  • I cancelled my son's membership to the X-sport on Irving Park.
    I mailed a letter, but it DID NOT have to be certified.
    I cancelled because I could never find parking.

3 days ago

Updated 37 hours ago

Trees in PP

I noticed that there were a bunch of trees cut down in Portage Park right on Central. Today I saw that there were a ton of trees bordering the park on Irving that seemed to be marked. I assume that they will be taken down too. Disease?

  • It hurts my heart to see all the trees that have been cut down due to infestation or disease or whatever it may be. Takes too long for new ones to grow.

  • There were also a few trees on Patterson/Austin cut down due to disease too.

Jun 13

Updated 38 hours ago

Tire repair

Does anyone know of a good tire repair shop in Portage Park, Jeff Park, Mayfair or Irving Park?

Jul 25

Updated 38 hours ago

Tree removal from backyard

We have a large tree in our backyard that we want to remove. We have talked with our neighbor (since the tree leans into his property) and he agrees it is time for the tree to go.
Can anyone recommend someone to take the tree out. It is about 2 stories tall and a full canopy (would love to remove it before the leaves fall for the autumn).

  • @Chris, We have 4 bids. Crosstown was the cheapest, care of trees at $680 (blanking on the names of the other 2 companies), but $800 (they did not include stump grinding on the bid) and $950. The only thing with Crosstown is that you need to be patient, they do take some time to return calls and setup appointments. I have checked the Yelp and BBB reviews and I am hoping things go well. Again, I will definitely update this post once they have completed the job.

  • What kind of tree was it?

2 days ago

Updated 40 hours ago

Police district

Does anybody know what police district does the 38 the ward belong to?

2 days ago

Updated 40 hours ago

number and name on my soccer Jersey

Anyone know a place that does the name and number on a Jersey? I joined a soccer league but need to get it added on. Thanks!

  • Chicago Knitting Mills at 3344 W. Montrose 773-463-1464 Been going there for years. Mr. Bob does a great job with my kids Girl Scout badges.

  • @Deb that's the place that put my high school letters on my jacket, back in the days just after the dinosaurs ran off.

  • @PP46...and Mr. Bob still owns the place...and the inside hasn't changed in the last 30+ years since we've been going there. We have had all our T-shirts and sweatshirts for our Girl Scout troop made there for decades. It's cute to see how much my little ones love to go there and see Mr. Bob.

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Jun 19

Updated 2 days ago

Irving Park Rd (Bet. Harlem & Cumberland)

Since last fall, I became outwardly concerned with the state of Irving Park Rd near my home. Our Illinois Route 19 acts much like highway, between Harlem Ave. and Cumberland Ave. There are two cemeteries on each side of it, which are Acacia Park Cemetery and Irving Park Cemetery. Cars ZOOM BY with little concern for the pedestrians and bikers. Anyone who would pull a traffic report would note that deadly accidents and bumper to bumper accidents are not a...

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Since last fall, I became outwardly concerned with the state of Irving Park Rd near my home. Our Illinois Route 19 acts much like highway, between Harlem Ave. and Cumberland Ave. There are two cemeteries on each side of it, which are Acacia Park Cemetery and Irving Park Cemetery. Cars ZOOM BY with little concern for the pedestrians and bikers. Anyone who would pull a traffic report would note that deadly accidents and bumper to bumper accidents are not a stranger here! Two of my neighbors were KILLED over the past two years, one on a bike and one in the car. This year, someone just DROVE THROUGH the rusted-out fence into Irving Park Cemetery. Often KIDS on bikes, MOTHERS with strollers and ELDERLY with their shopping carts either struggle through the gravel and mud filled paths, where used to be once concrete sidewalks on "both" sides of the road, or they maneuver their equipment into the street. These both northern and southern sidewalks used to be functional until they were abandoned in the late 1960's or so. If anyone would talk to the CROSSING guard by N. Pioneer Ave, ours is Kristen, would learn of the frequent dangers of crossing the street. She will be back in the fall when the school restarts and would appreciate having traffic lights installed, too. The requests to fix these sidewalks have bounced around various public offices with mixed results. I PLEA with all concerned citizens to assist me with getting this overdue safety issue resolved by contacting all politicians overseeing or soon-to-be overseeing this area. Hearing from the community-at-large vs. one neighborhood mother is far more impactful I am told. Thank you!!!

Please e-mail your support for the sidewalks to:

Senator Mulroe at senatorjohnmulroe@att.net;
Representative Martwick at repmartwick@gmail.com;
Alderman Sposato at info@aldermansposato.com; and
Alderman Cullerton at Timothy.Cullerton@cityofchicago.org.

  • Randy Stroller

    I was not here but am told Daley nixt the arial pedways because it would lessen street traffic for storefronts. I am sort of with you though that cement rucks, cyclist and pedestrians do not mix well.

  • Thank you for the clarification.

    Due to the speeding, accident prone traffic, including a recent car driving through Irving Park Cemetery's fence, we certainly would agree that the guardrails would be helpful. Alderman Cullerton mentioned them as an option to consider, after his personal tour of the area and of...

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    Thank you for the clarification.

    Due to the speeding, accident prone traffic, including a recent car driving through Irving Park Cemetery's fence, we certainly would agree that the guardrails would be helpful. Alderman Cullerton mentioned them as an option to consider, after his personal tour of the area and of the broken cemetery's rusted fence, which got "patched" up recently. We just don't know where the funding would come to cover them? We can't get the sidewalks replaced since late 1960's, let alone get the guardrails.

    Last fall, the city started putting gravel on the mud that you see in the picture above with more added this summer. This thick layer of gravel hinders biking and strolling due to the lack of friction, providing a sinking in and bumpy ride. Anyway, we need the sidewalks back, but the added guardrails would be certainly welcomed and would provide "more" safety for the pedestrians and bikers (I know they are not supposed to be on the paths/sidewalks).

    Senator Mulroe also toured the area personally, and this morning, his office informed us that the traffic study got scheduled to occur shortly after the public school year begins. The results will be shared with us.

    There are many questions about the study that I have posed and hope to get more details, like: What does it entail? How long will it take? When will the results be ready to be shared?

    Our crossing guard Kristen would like to participate in the study and she suggested meeting with the surveyors either before (7:30-8:30 am) or after school (2:30-3:30pm), as the kids and their parents cross the street. It is important that the conversation with the local pedestrians is heavily considered as well as the accident record in the area. I am not sure how many accidents get reported, but I do hope that the majority do.

May 07 2012

Updated 2 days ago

Catch basin cleaning

We need to have our catch basin cleaned. I'm looking for recommendations for a reputable company.....

  • Sorry, Josh, I just "No Thanked" you that last time just for chuckles...couldn't help myself. Don't know who did the other times. Perhaps someone's got it in for you.

  • A&J SEWR JUST "SUCKED"ME CLEAN!!!!!!!! TOOK 3 FEET OF STUFF FROM MY HOLE! GRAT JOB FOR A GOOD PRICE!

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Elly's Closed August 23rd

Went over to Elly's on Milwaukee for breakfast on 8/23 and they were closed. Couldn't find any posts on EveryBlock and didn't see any signs on the doors. Anybody know why they were closed?

  • I wasn't too impressed by the Elly's on Cumberland nor LaSalle/north. The eggs benedict is terrible at both locations. Also, not fond of the interior design at either. It is way too loud. Haven't been to Milwaukee location, however I am not inclined after my experiences at the other two.

  • Tracy Rowan Author and life-long Chicago resident

    I've never had a single problem with service at Elly's. The people have been unfailingly polite and helpful.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Large bang

Anyone just hear what sounded like a small explosion?

  • no, but where abouts?

  • ellen, Chicago Living between Ireland and Chicago

    We're at Belmont and Central. Heard it in the distance but pretty close

  • I heard it as well last night. Bad that I immediately thought, "Gunshots - humph..." and rolled over and back to bed??? Sad.

2 days ago

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4 days ago

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Power out in Portage Park

Reported to Com Ed that our power went out at 2:30. Anyone else?

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Dry Cleaners Open Early?

Anyone know of dry cleaner in the area that opens early? 6-615a? My husband has to take his CFD dress blues in for a funeral/wake of a fellow firefighter on Tuesday and needs it back same day. Thanks EveryBlock!

  • Trim N Tidy on Higgins opens at 7, but they are fast and do same day service.

  • Caleb B.

    White Star at Montrose and Long opens at 6:30.

Aug 19

Updated 3 days ago

Cat found by park

My husband found a lost cat tonight (8/19) on the east side of Portage Park by Long and Berteau. I believe it is female, approximately 2 years old. She is a tabby with white chin, paws and belly. The cat has some unique markings. If you think it's yours, please contact us on EB. There was no collar to identify her.

  • A&K

    Thankfully it worked for us. We only had to wait a few days because the parents of the teenage girl who owns her were too afraid to tell her about it while she was gone.

  • I hope they were looking for it in the meantime. Yikes.

Aug 20

Updated 3 days ago

Cheap, plentiful pizza?

We're having an event with 50 people in a couple of weeks, and I'm looking for the best deal on pizza I can find. Do any good local/non-chain places have discounts for large quantities? We usually order from Porretta's or Pete's when it's a small group, but that could get pricey fast for this crowd. We want it to be good, though. Any suggestions?

Aug 20

Updated 3 days ago

Bye bye trees

Approximately 30 trees have been cut down in the park. Guess we can blame that darn bug. But this is what happens when there is a monoculture. Let's hope that the city/park district practices biodiversity when they replant. And let's hope that they replant, and soon, like this fall.

  • If anyone has a parkway ash that they want to save, and don't want to wait for the city to (maybe) come by and inject it with insecticide, there are tree companies that will. I got mine done a month or so ago. They will need a permit, of course...

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    If anyone has a parkway ash that they want to save, and don't want to wait for the city to (maybe) come by and inject it with insecticide, there are tree companies that will. I got mine done a month or so ago. They will need a permit, of course but the major tree companies are familar with that process. They tagged my tree as well, so that the city crews know it's been done.

    It was an added expense, but I didn't want to lose the tree. And for me it was worth it.

  • Years ago, when Daley was still the mayor I read that the city asked Morton Arboretum to advise on the list of trees they wanted to plant in the city (the tree cover was supposed to increase from 17% to 23% this decade - I don't know if this is...

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    Years ago, when Daley was still the mayor I read that the city asked Morton Arboretum to advise on the list of trees they wanted to plant in the city (the tree cover was supposed to increase from 17% to 23% this decade - I don't know if this is still valid as the new mayor seems less urban ecology minded?). It must have been 2010 when I read it. But in that report the Morton Arboretum told the city to no longer plant ash due to warming weather. And indeed the list of trees city plants no longer includes it (mountain ash is not a true ash). Here is the list (pdf): http://www.cityofchicago.org/content/dam/city/depts/streets/supp_info/Forestry/Forestry%202013/Chicago_Urban_Tree_Planting_list_2012.pdf

    And there is a line in that list that says: "Tree selection should follow the Chicago Bureau of Forestry's Guidelines for Tree Diversity" - so there is some plan to increase diversity of trees grown in Chicago. The question in my mind is - is current mayor committed to this as well? That's aside the obvious question, which is, what is that plan exactly? (Or what was it?)

    Thank you Polonia for the info on the Tree Keepers course.

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Mar 06

Updated 4 days ago

Garage info

Can anyone tell me what is the biggest garage I can build on my 30' lot? I've had 3 different garage companies come out and have gotten 3 different answers. Same for wall height. I want 10' walls but was told 9' is the max. Thanks in advance.

  • Jerry Butcher Res. portage park

    Alderman Tim you said you can only have a 250 sq.ft. garage on a 25 ft. wide lot.
    Thats only like a one car or car and a half garage. That doesn't seem right that you
    can't have a 2 car garage.You need aboout 400 sq.ft. for that.

  • I live in BOTY. my lot is 25x125. It was a new contruction. 8 years ago so I am pretty sure the garage is legal. It is 21 ft. wide by 24 long. Same as my neighbor. Built at same time.this is 504 sq. ft. I measure the outide dims...

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    I live in BOTY. my lot is 25x125. It was a new contruction. 8 years ago so I am pretty sure the garage is legal. It is 21 ft. wide by 24 long. Same as my neighbor. Built at same time.this is 504 sq. ft. I measure the outide dims of the garage.So the 250 rule doesnt seem right. My question is can i add a tool shed addition to it. I heard this is an option. I wanted to add a 21x8 slab. to the existing and build a slanted roof structure to on it. The existing mating garage wall will not be eliminated. I noticed several others in the area have done this. Is this doable legally or do i need a special permit

Aug 19

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Food Trucks and Micro Brews

Fischmans Liquors at Milwaukee and Lawrence will have a ton of Microbrews on tap tonight and food trucks serving out front. Highly recommended!

  • Bajista Toca el contrabajo

    Thanks for calling them microbrews and not craft beer.

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