17 hours ago

Updated 21 min ago

Homeless Man On Six Corners

I haven't seen the homeless man that sits in the bus enclosure on Irving park near cicero for about 2 weeks now. He is the man that never begs and has been out there a few years now. Does anyone know what happen to him?

  • Portage Park Neighbor D. Min., BCC

    Maybe he got enough donations from the concerned to afford a place to stay during the cold weather...

  • Portage Porker 23 Year Portage Park Resident

    I have seen him in the Roscoe Village/Lakeview area too. Though that was a few months ago.

34 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

New Speed Camera

Was driving east on Irving Park Rd. tonight. I saw crews installing what looked to be a speed camera onto an existing street light pole. It's on the north side of the street just west of Melvina.

  • Well you can foil its nefarious money-grubbing plot by not speeding.

  • Missy Old Irving Park resident held hostage by a mutt

    Our city and state are in a huge budget hole,with a growing and loud drum beat to raise our property taxes to help solve the problem. I actually like the solution of fining people that are breaking the law. Obviously won't fix the problem, but every little bit helps at this point.

2 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Irving Bowl

Went on a run last night and ran by the old Irving Lanes. These are being leveled. Any idea what is going to happen here? I hope it will not be just a vacant lot.

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

    Seems if a corporation is going to spend a million dollars + to build a new one they're pretty certain they'll make a profit over a period of time, so yeah the answer is there probably is a need.

  • At least they are providing construction jobs.

2 hours ago

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13 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

X Sport parking lot break in's!!

Hello all! Just wanted to put everyone on notice that there has been 3 car break in's in the XSPort parking lot in DAYLIGHT in the last 2 days alone! A family member of mine works at X Sport and shared this with me. Not sure if people are reporting this to the police or not but we all need to be more vigilant...this is getting out of control!!

  • S.S. Portage Park resident

    The XSport staff has been very low key about this. There was a small sign at the counter about parking lot safety and when I asked if there was a break in issue with the parking lot the front desk attendant was very vague and made it seem like it wasn't a issue, that it was simply a reminder to members to lock their cars and hide valuable items. I see now that wasn't the case.

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

    One heroin addict can create a crime spree for a 1/2 mile radius.

4 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Krispy Krunchy Chicken - Survey Says?

I've noticed that Bub's at Irving and Menard has "disappeared" under the banner "Krispy Krunchy Chicken." I'm curious if it's any good or a KFC wanna be.

  • Thank you everyone for your comments. I hope that someone who knows the owner of Bub's tells them about these comments. From what I gather from all the comments is that the chicken is fair and I should forget about the biscuits, I hope the owner gets the message that the neighborhood wants to support him, but quality is important.

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

    I liked the bisquit that came with my three piece chicken meal. I thought it was tasty had a nice outside bite and was fluffy in the middle. Here's the bisquit on top of my chicken from last week:

    http://imgur.com/a/sInjL#1

5 days ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Tagging at Montrose & Meade

This is a pretty bad one, already submitted to 311 online.

  • Thanks sean4514, that helps knowing that it is a level, hard to see that in the pic. I just had to ask, everytime you made a post I would look at it and try to figure it out.

  • No problem at all. ask anything anytime my friend

2 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Going rate for house/dog sitter?

I'd like to have someone house/dog sit for us for a week. The dog is super low maintenance - she just needs to be fed once a day and let out a couple of times during the day (into the back yard). The person would also need to sleep at our house . I am thinking of asking a friend to do it, but I want to know what the fair compensation for such a request might be?

  • pattymelt is mostly in charge

    I know someone who does this for a living, she charged me $50 a night, my dog is very hard to walk and I knew she would be able to handle him. It was kind of last minute that I needed her and I can't remember if she gave me a discount because we are acquainted.

  • If you were going with a friend I would say 30 per night and 15 per each additional visit that they let the dog out separate from spending the night. By the description and it being a friend $200 would seem far to me. I pay a neighbor-girl the same price it would cost us to board our dog.... the peace of mind he's at home and I know the funds are going to a friend.

18 hours ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Local Electrician with Bungalow experience

I recently purchased a new ceiling light fixture and upon removing the old light fixture I was faced with very old electrical wiring (1920s bungalow) and a fixture that doesn't fit correctly with my ceiling mount. This has turned into a project beyond my capabilities. Anyone have a recommendation for a fair priced electrician with old bungalow experience?

Mar 14

Updated 16 hours ago

Planes and more planes

On any given evening, from my second floor window, I can see an average of 8 planes at once lined up coming in from the east to land at O'hare. We live just south of Montrose on Moody. This is the new(er) runway traffic correct? Makes me worry about noise, with open window season coming...

  • Hello Gary,

    There is nothing on the Assessor’s web page about making a complaint for an inaccurate property description on a property that is other than your own.

    Maybe they were pulling your leg just to get rid of you.

    Dennis

  • carol berk Portage Park

    I have lived in this area for many years and planes have been following Lawrence or Foster for as long as I can remember.

6 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Leadbelly Burgers

I know this has been posted before, but my husband and I finally went for the first time tonight for dinner and it was awesome! So happy this is in the neighborhood. Will definitely be going back.

  • Me

    I stopped in just a few min ago to get a LeadBelly burger and some Garlic Parmesan fries OMG I'm in heaven!!!!!!!!!!! I just got off work so I just wanted to take my food home, I will be back and check out the BEER selection :)

  • Me

    By the way, I was at the new location on Milwaukee. Looks really nice & clean in there. The staff is super nice!

4 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Should Both the Portage and Patio go to Pot?

Check out this story at DNAInfo about the Patio Theater: http://dnain.fo/1jIwlEZ

If you read nothing else in the article take note of this:

"Carranza's track record at the Portage, which he abruptly shut down 11 months ago, and the Congress, which was shuttered after city officials yanked Carranza's liquor license and declared it unsafe because of building code violations."

Is this the type of business owner we want in our community?

  • Am with Paul on the church business. Based on its announced plans and past history the mega church would have rebuilt the insides, removing seats and destroying the potential for a theater revival. As far as business impact, it would be bringing in tons of cars for services several times a week and Sunday. No evidence there'd be anything for the neighborhood merchants except loss of parking space for multi-hour time blocks.

  • The main reason the church was opposed was because restaurants such as Community (coming soon) could not get liquor licenses that close to a church. But if you want to sell the Patio to a church, be my guest.

41 hours ago

Updated 19 hours ago

WBBM News Radio Reference of Six Corners

Was listening to WBBM news on the radio at 105.9 FM this morning and heard the most interesting sound bite...unfortunately I was talking on the phone at the same time and did not catch it all. But they announced "Something very new is coming to six corners, and if you don't know what six corners is...you are probably are not originally from Chicago." They then said to find out more to tune in on "Monday?" Not sure if was for...

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Was listening to WBBM news on the radio at 105.9 FM this morning and heard the most interesting sound bite...unfortunately I was talking on the phone at the same time and did not catch it all. But they announced "Something very new is coming to six corners, and if you don't know what six corners is...you are probably are not originally from Chicago." They then said to find out more to tune in on "Monday?" Not sure if was for the Noon Business Hour, or perhaps a teaser for Channel 2 evening news, which is also owned by WBBM. I know some new business are coming to six corners, but none that would be news worthy on a city level. Does anyone know anymore about this?

Mar 27

Updated 21 hours ago

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

  • 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.

  • Mayfair animal clinic is amazing, all the vets, all the staff A+++++++++++++++. The price is reasonable too!

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Apr 11

Updated 38 hours ago

Citgo Station - Austin & Montrose

I see that this service station is closed again. Does anyone know what has happened? I think there are notes posted on the windows and doors, but I have not gotten up that close to read them. Thanks!

  • I spoke with the new owner about this earlier this week. He is related by marriage to the previous owner and was trying to pull the financing together to reopen this business. However, things just did not come together as he had hoped so it is now changing hands once again. He anticipates that the newest operator/owner will reopen on or about May 1st.....

  • Paul Informed

    That explains why when they did briefly reopen - the guy behind the counter was one of the same employees from when before they had closed.

Nov 01 2012

Updated 39 hours ago

no soup for you?

it's that time of year in which sitting down for a nice bowl of thick homemade soup or stew will hit the spot. so any restaurants around portage or jeff park that have it? if not what is the closest, best? if you have a homemade soup recipe, now is the time to share.

  • alright jim, sounds good, I will try to make it next week.

  • Jimmy Mac of Forest Glen Forest Glen resident

    Inactive User,

    OK, just resist the temptation to leave the meat all clumped up. I you like that one, soup recipe, and I am certain you will, I can provide you with some others to try. Don't forget to update that chili recipe with the changed line I supplied so you have the most currently revised recipe. - Jim

Mar 22

Updated 44 hours ago

Lawn Care/Spring Clean-up Recomendations

For those neighbors that use a professional lawn care service, please post your recommendations for local businesses that do this type of work.

  • Recommended by tone loc?

  • Portage Park Neighbor D. Min., BCC

    Medina was awful...I had my front yard per a referral planted after having 4 big bushes removed by another company. I was charged 1500 for a big mistake...they didn't want to put back the cement blocks because it wasn't their job, they used old/used already ground coverage...the flowers were weak...

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    Medina was awful...I had my front yard per a referral planted after having 4 big bushes removed by another company. I was charged 1500 for a big mistake...they didn't want to put back the cement blocks because it wasn't their job, they used old/used already ground coverage...the flowers were weak and not hearty....I would have asked for my money back but they disgusted me so much that I didn't want to talk with them again. The fellow that talked with me on the phone spoke of how wonderful it would look....I will have to have it done all over again...what a mess it was.

44 hours ago

Please Nominate for the BEST OF THE 45th WARD • Please Take this Survey!

Please Nominate for the BEST OF THE 45th WARD • Please Take this Survey!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JSMNXK9

• Best Bar

• Best Restaurant

• Best Retail

• Best Neighbor (Individual)

• Best Neighbor (Business)

• Best Community Organization or Non-Profit

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JSMNXK9

More info:

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3 days ago

Updated 44 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?

  • Of course it isn't that big of a deal to do...took care of it yesterday. It is just the principle.

  • Portage Park Neighbor D. Min., BCC

    I cancelled Blast and had to go in to the gym and talk with someone there to fill out a form and I thought I was done...no...I had to call and email a letter stating the fact that I wanted to stop the membership and not have them take money out of my credit card any longer...if you don't go through the process accordingly ... they will keep taking money from your account.

5 days ago

Updated 45 hours ago

Local Furniture Business

My husband is launching a furniture making business. He has done millwork and carpentry for almost 15 years and creates beautiful pieces. Our niche is mid-century modern and vinyl record storage, but he'll also make dining tables, credenzas and mantle pieces. He can work with architectural drawings or just some sketches. Please take a look and let us know if there's something we can help with! http://brokenpressdesign.com/

2 days ago

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4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Best Chicken & Ribs

This place is a few steps out of Portage Park - but is well worth the trip. It is the best fried/broasted chicken and ribs I've had in a very long time. Small, family owned, great staff and a more than friendly owner. The chicken was tender, not greasy - ribs were perfectly cooked and the sauce was the perfect amount of tangy.

Broasted Chicken Royal - 5930 W Lawrence Ave

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

  • There seems to be nothing Jewish at all in Portage Park which makes me sad and isolated feeling.

  • Portage Park 46.....
    I wrote "buy" in reference to the post....
    Says Eddie wants to "by" Patio....😉👍

2 days ago

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

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

    Or use your kinky jacuzzi and deck.

  • Epic fail if the neighbors have a second story.

Apr 06

Updated 2 days ago

Montrose & Central construction?

Does anyone know what will be going in the lot just west of Central on Montrose? Between Hagens and the strip mall?

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Mycorrhizal fungi for a tree

That is, I am looking for mycorrhizal fungi for a bare root tree I am planting.

I thought I had it but apparently no. And a bare root fruit tree arrived today in the mail. I need to plant it tomorrow or in the next 2 days, I don't want to wait any longer than that.

Previously I bought the mycorrhizal fungi online. Given the time constriction I need to find it here in Chicago.

Hence a question to my dear neighbors: is there a local store that carries mycorrhizal fungi for planting bare root trees?

Help will be appreciated very much. (Maybe even in fruit, if the tree survives and grows some :))

Thank you for help!

  • Happy Arbor Day, Allexa and a nice day for planting.

  • I planted the last one yesterday. It was fun. Now time to sit and wait for the first blooms. :)

    Thanks!

    P.S.: I ended up buying mycorrhizal fungi in Chicago Roots Hydrophonics and Organics. Much closer than Pesche and when called they said they had it. I was very impressed with the store. Hopefully it will work well.

Apr 09

Updated 2 days ago

stumped

so the city just chopped down my neighbors tree and left the stump. does the city come back at a later time to take the stump out or do they just leave it?

if they remove it, what is the average time they come to remove it after they chop the tree down?

  • We had a dying tree removed from our parkway a number of years ago, I recall that it was probably a couple of weeks or so before someone came and ground out the stump. Some amount of time later and they planted a new tree. And now several years later, that little tree is getting nice and big.

  • they came today and grinded down the stump

Apr 07

Updated 2 days ago

Barry Ave Street Lights not working properly going on 3 years

I accidentally posted this on another post.

Alderman Tim, with all due respect, you always suggest that we contact our alderman with our problems. Many of us have contacted our alderman repeatedly and we get no cooperation. Personally, I have a street light on my block that is dim, candlelight dim, going on 3 years now. The entire row of lights on 5300 Barry Ave is not at full strength. Now here's the catch. The north side of Barry is...

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Alderman Tim, with all due respect, you always suggest that we contact our alderman with our problems. Many of us have contacted our alderman repeatedly and we get no cooperation. Personally, I have a street light on my block that is dim, candlelight dim, going on 3 years now. The entire row of lights on 5300 Barry Ave is not at full strength. Now here's the catch. The north side of Barry is Alderman Reboyas, the south side is Suarez. Two different alderman on one street is ridiculous, but I digress. My neighbors and I have called both aldermen multiple times. Suarez's office personnel says it's "not his ward". Reboyas sends someone out, but never with the directions I have given them. I have explained clearly that the light isn't burned out, it's DIM, a fuse has blown or something, but the lamp has electricity. This dim light is effecting the block of lights. S&S comes out, tests the pole to see if it's live and then leaves. No one gets to the root of the problem. We don't know who to turn to anymore and have actually given up contacting the city. Calling 311 doesn't work, neither does reporting it via the internet. Can you please give me some direction here. I'd appreciate a name of someone or an email of who I may contact. We need light. I'm tired of keeping my porch light on every night increasing my electric bill because our aldermen won't do their job and fix the lights here. Thanks for listening.

  • Deb R Fed-up

    Annie, as you can see the street light has finally been fixed. We owe thanks to Alderman Cullerton for contacting both of the aldermen to explain how bad the lighting was here. Within 2 days, the light was fixed. Thanks to everyone for getting Barry and Lockwood out of the dark.

  • i like my grammar crackers with milk;)

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Legno...Best Restaurant in the Area??

Let's just say it's in my top 3. My wife and I stopped by for a last minute dinner date on Saturday Night and it ended up being one of the best nights we have had in a while. The atmosphere is nice, quiet and welcoming in the back and up front its more up beat in the bar area.

The food was legitimately amazing Italian fare. The waiter knew every detail of the menu items. The bartender is an expert mixologist. The host was very nice and accommodating....and the live entertainment, Stolie, was awesome. She'll be back April 25th, I highly recommend stopping in for the night...We will be there!!!!

  • kstaunton NW Interested neighbor

    It's the best! Whenever my husband and I just want a good meal, friendly service, and a relaxed atmosphere it's the first place that comes to mind in our neighborhood

  • Scott A. Portage Park since 2010.

    I had a great meal there, and there was an extensive gluten free menu for my wife. Definitely in my top 4 restaurants in the area. I have a hard time putting them in order because they all have such different food, but the Portage, Gale Street, Legno, and Sol de Mexico are my favorites for sit-down meals. I've gotten great service and great food at all of them.

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Mar 20

Updated 3 days ago

brickwork and tuckpointing

Need some work done at my chimney and steps would like some ideas on companies or contractors that have affordable prices. Thanks!

  • Fortune Restoration 847-647-2500 is a full service tuck pointing and restoration company that has some of the most responsive and experienced professionals for all sorts of brick work needs. info@fortunerestoration.com

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    I wouldn't use Fortune only because of all of the debris they constantly leave around my house!

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

60641 mail delivery to be discussed at OIPA meeting tomorrow

From their email :

-a rep from Cong. Quigley's office will speak at our OIPA meeting tomorrow about what's going on to fix the abysmal mail delivery in 60641. He will also compile concerns about the Cicero Ave. Irving Park post office.

Monday, April 14, 7 PM, Irving Park Baptist Church, 4401 W. Irving Park at Kostner. Free, all welcome. Hope to see you there!

  • Update: Just got the phone with Cody. As stated, he is just the messenger, but I was able to give him the experience (And tracking numbers and dates) of the poor mail service in 60634. I encourage others to do so as well (he told me 60634 came in second to 60641 (so with as bad as ours was, if yours was worse, wow!)).

  • C Ped Suburban Irving Park Transplant

    Our service had been spotty (late delivery, skipped days) but I just chalked it up to limited personnel and extreme temperatures.

    Last night though my husband spotted bundles of mail (rubber banded bundles) on the ground outside our apartment building!! What the hell? Luckily my husband caught it and brought it inside, but lord knows how long it was outside or if some had already been stolen. What if it rained?! We're pretty furious, as you can imagine!

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Cars speeding down McVicker

Ok so this is not the first time this happens. Last night I came home and I was helping my pregnant wife unload groceries from our car in front of our house. The next thing I know there's 2 cars chasing each other heading north on McVicker from Irving Park. So I immediately pulled her back from the street. As they fly past us I yell at them to slow down. A minute later here they come again!!! They turned...

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Ok so this is not the first time this happens. Last night I came home and I was helping my pregnant wife unload groceries from our car in front of our house. The next thing I know there's 2 cars chasing each other heading north on McVicker from Irving Park. So I immediately pulled her back from the street. As they fly past us I yell at them to slow down. A minute later here they come again!!! They turned on Mcvicker flying down the street, they do not slow down getting to Bell Plaine instead they just go faster. Finally when they get to Berteau they stop at that stop sign!!!! So they do not make a stop until 2 full long blocks later (on Mcvicker from Irving Pk. all the way to Bertau). Cars that are on Belle Plaine turning north on Mcvicker do not have a stop sign either. So guess what I'm trying to ask here is does anyone know how to get some stop signs or speed humps on Mcvicker and Bell Plaine? We moved into this beautiful neighborhood in 2009 from the "ghetto" there when cars used to come flying down the street like that, people used to throw bottles at them and break their windows to teach them a lesson. I would hate for this to ever happen in Portage Park. Summer is coming and kids will be kids, they will run across the street without looking and I would hate for a tragedy to ever happen to any my neighbors just because of a negligent driver(s).......

  • wayne 25 year Irving&Austin res.

    I'm sorry, but this time I led this astray, This all started with a close call for a pregnant woman that sounds like it could have been in front of my house, for this I am sorry, but I lived here over 25 years and found traffic on mcvicker to be a problem. my daughter grew up on this street and now my granddaughter and I am not afraid.

  • If you speed in harwood heights, you would say police detour speeding.

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Blackhawks pet collars?

A couple of friends and I would love to get our pets in the spirit for NHL playoffs. Anyone know anywhere in Chicago I might be able to find Blackhawks cat/dog collars? I though Replica might have them, but I haven't checked yet. Any other ideas?

  • Sue F. Long time resident

    I was just at Petco on Forest Preserve & Harlem and they had leashes, collars, dog shirts, etc in Blackhawk Gear right near the checkouts......go Hawks!

  • LadyLord Portage Park citizen

    Thanks all! I've found a few good options for dogs, which is great...any thoughts about cats?

4 days ago

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6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Gardening Community?

Hi All,

Fairly new to everyblock, first time homeowner and new to gardening.

Id love to get connected with the local gardening communities if it exists. Can anyone recommend any clubs, websites, blogs like this?

There are a million books, articles, and resources like the extension office to answer specific questions, but I'm looking for something more social.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Patio closing

Hi everyone, I'm writing a story about the Patio closing its doors. I would really like to talk to some neighborhood folks about the theatre. What they loved about it, what the absence will mean, etc.

  • So Eddie Carranza wants to come in on his white horse and save the Patio just like he saved the Portage. Heaven help us!

  • pattymelt is mostly in charge

    You can PM me if you want, we used to go all the time when his father operated it, I remember Dmitry as a little boy.

4 days ago

FOUND CAT -- Is he yours?

Is this your cat? Was found near Irving Park YMCA in Portage Park. Male, neutered. Seems like an indoor cat. If he is yours please call 773-240-4177 ASAP! Or if you know anyone who lost him, please pass this on!!!

Apr 11

Updated 4 days ago

Pet Store

I thought I read last month about a large chain pet store coming to the 6 corners area. Does anyone know if this is still happening? If so where at 6 corners?

  • The're already open. I shopped for dog food about a month ago. Really nice store...kind employees...good experience, overall. Very few customers, though. Maybe b/c no one knows they're open?

  • Dogmom Old Portage Park since 1993

    I'll check it out I usually go to the one on Forest Preserve Dr.

Apr 05

Updated 5 days ago

Great handyman/painter/cleans gutters

Hey Everybody on Everyblock - do not forget about Steve Mancini for all your handyman needs. My husband and I hired him over a month ago for some miscellaneous household repairs/improvements and to de-ice our gutters on our rental property and we have kept him working on and off for us ever since! He is a very hard / smart worker who is very responsive and extremely reasonably priced too! You will thank us for recommending him! Steve can be reached at 773.507.4415 and the1gutterguy@gmail.com

  • Steve does great work!! I called him today and just like you said he's johnny on the spot. He was here within an hour and fixed my leaky downspout problem! Didn't ask for an arm and a leg either. Awesome handyman!

  • I have to publicly Thank Mr& Mrs JP for recommending Steve
    / Carl . Excellent job!!!! , they clean up , it turned out perfect and I will have him back for more projects around the house. Thanks !!! Everyblock keep these guys busy YEAR ROUND.... 773.507.4415 and the1gutterguy@gmail.com

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Jan 22 2013

Updated 5 days ago

restaurant at Central & Berteau?

ABC Dance Academy posted this on Facebook today:

"B R E A K I N G N E W S ! ! !
IT IS OFFICIAL!!!! ABC Dance Academy will be moving TO A NEW LOCATION THIS SPRING!!!
Just 3 minutes from our current location! BIG PLANS AHEAD! First drawings in hand! New location will have 2 dance floors so more dance & fitness classes will be offered! Also new instructors will be hired! We are sad to leave 4200...

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ABC Dance Academy posted this on Facebook today:

"B R E A K I N G N E W S ! ! !
IT IS OFFICIAL!!!! ABC Dance Academy will be moving TO A NEW LOCATION THIS SPRING!!!
Just 3 minutes from our current location! BIG PLANS AHEAD! First drawings in hand! New location will have 2 dance floors so more dance & fitness classes will be offered! Also new instructors will be hired! We are sad to leave 4200 N. Central but with the changing economy our building has been empty for some time and our landlord has plans for a new restaurant at our current store front... STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO!!!"

Sorry to see a business leave my immediate neighborhood, but glad they're staying close. Anyone have info on the 'plans for a new restaurant'?

  • I could have sworn someone on here said recently it would be a breakfast/cafe type of joint, which is exciting to me. Overlooking the park on beautiful days ... I always walk past that area.

  • The owner plans to open a cafe' ("Mia's"), on the corner and is renting/leasing the remaining space to a new day care operator. Both should be welcome additions to the area.

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

dad 75th birthday

Me and my brother are looking for a clown/ balloon artist. We think it would be fun and a total surprise for him and the party guest s. Does anyone have a recommendation? Affordable too....

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Need face painter recommendations

Hello,

I'm looking for recommendations for a Face Painter for our 8/2 block party in Portage Park.

Appreciate any referrals for someone you have used before, and that you'd feel good recommending.

Thank you!

  • momotheclown.com

    She's great, does beautiful work, also my sister-in-law :)

  • A

    Thanks everyone for the suggestions! We are now all set with a face painter!

Apr 12

Updated 5 days ago

Rubber stamping gear

My mother has a ton of rubber stamps used to make greeting cards or for scrap booking. There is all kinds of tools for cutting paper, special lights and paper used in this craft. Worth a lot of money. If anyone is interested let me know how to contact you. B/O

Apr 02

Updated 5 days ago

Local Dog Rescue Searching for Foster Homes

I help manage a local dog rescue and we are seeing a serious drop off of people offering to foster or adopt from our organization, Bow Wow Revolution. Spring is a great time to bring a new pet into your lives so if you think you would be interested in becoming a foster, please contact us at bowwowrevolution@gmail.com. Both myself and the founder are residents of Dunning and Portage Park respectively so lots of local support if you decide to help out. We pay the vetting and provide the crate!

  • BeenAFix Portage Park , Runner, Gamer, 30s, IT Guy

    Potentially interested. How long do you need a foster for?

  • Good work, Heather!

  • Heather C. Dog Lover

    BeenaFix, sorry for the delay I am only seeing this now. We always need fosters for a variety of time periods. It really depends on the dog. If you are able to possibly help out, please email us at bowwowrevolution@gmail.com and we can get you going on an application. Thank you.

Apr 13

Updated 6 days ago

Kmart at HIP has more groceries now

Just FYI, they put in more food, including fresh and frozen. Looks almost like Target in there. Not sure how prices compare.

  • I was replying to the question about grocery prices at Kmart. Gas prices are also high. $150 a year matters to some, including me. Not sure what your point is about federal subsidies. But the oil companies certainly receive their share of subsidies and tax breaks.

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

    The wife here complains about milk prices too. Then she gets in the car and burns 3 dollars in gas to save a dollar. I have no control.

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