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Lost Dog - Yorkshire Terrier

Scooter was lost the morning of 9/2/14 around 7 to 8AM from the alley of Goodman Street & Central Ave. He is a small 13-15lb male Yorkie. 14 Years old. He has white hair around his mouth & corner of his eyes. He has black hair throughout his back. Scooter is losing his vision and may be moving slowly. He is microchipped. He was not wearing his collar & tag. He is very shy and timid and doesn't bark much. His current hair length is longer as in the first photo below, where he is in his bed.

Call/Text: 773-447-8279
email: carlos@carlosaquino.com

  • We reported him on LDI earlier this morning & he's on their FB page. Thank you!

  • Scooter has been found. Thank you all for the help, suggestions & prayers! A neighbor spotted him this morning and held him till they located us.

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General contractor

Looking for a general contractor to do a second story addition for our home. We have plans but did not get permits yet. Any recommendations?

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Updated 6 hours ago

Taste of Polonia concludes Labor Day

5216 W Lawrence--steps from the Blue Line ... a Bounce House village for kids, live music and great food

  • C Neighbor

    Bellyer and Jewels, we were there Sunday right when it opened at noon. Same experience with the bounce-houses, and my husband and son were in one when it deflated. Scary. I was pretty sure I saw the kids' area advertised at $5 in Nadig and on DNAInfo, but sucked it...

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    Bellyer and Jewels, we were there Sunday right when it opened at noon. Same experience with the bounce-houses, and my husband and son were in one when it deflated. Scary. I was pretty sure I saw the kids' area advertised at $5 in Nadig and on DNAInfo, but sucked it up and paid the $10. One of the duck games was $3 to pick one duck. ONE. We both couldn't believe what we shelled out compared to previous years, and we agreed this is probably our last year attending...way, way too much money for a neighborhood festival.

  • Smitty Portage Park

    I did not go this year because in the years past I suspected something about the nickel and dime in. Do the city workers get a cut of these proceeds?
    Greek fest down on Halsted 100 X better. No admission fee.

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New Businesses Coming to Jefferson Park, Six Corners

I'd like to welcome a new business opening in Jefferson Park next week.

PRO, a computer services retail shop, is opening at 5019 W. Lawrence on Saturday, Sept. 6.

They're hosting a grand opening celebration from 9 am to 5 pm that day. The grand opening will feature free 10-minute consultations on problems you might have with your desktop or laptop computer. Don't let the construction on Lawrence deter you from visiting this new business.

At Six Corners, Slingshots is...

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I'd like to welcome a new business opening in Jefferson Park next week.

PRO, a computer services retail shop, is opening at 5019 W. Lawrence on Saturday, Sept. 6.

They're hosting a grand opening celebration from 9 am to 5 pm that day. The grand opening will feature free 10-minute consultations on problems you might have with your desktop or laptop computer. Don't let the construction on Lawrence deter you from visiting this new business.

At Six Corners, Slingshots is opening on the first floor of the old People's Gas building, 4839 W. Irving Park. They are a faith-based organization that provides programming for teenagers. In addition to ministry, they will offer an after-school program, vocational training, and bands and events. Find more information at the Slingshots website.

Aug 22

Updated 8 hours ago

Stolen bike???

Someone left a bike in our gangway that we presume was stolen. If you think its yours please reply with identifying details.

  • mandasite bartender, dog goddess

    I had a bike stolen last Saturday, its flat black with v rims... No stickers or branding. Seat is scuffed and has two dings on the top of the frame. Could this be it?

  • Sorry, Mandasite, not the bike I have.

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Updated 9 hours ago

Deep Tunnel Storm Water Management Project Begins Sept. 4

Starting Thursday, September 4, eastbound Lawrence will be closed from Milwaukee east to Cicero. Local traffic will be able to get through to Leclaire and the Kennedy Expressway, but the eastbound lanes will be closed to all traffic at Lavergne. 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 Lawrence, east on Montrose, and north on Cicero.

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Starting Thursday, September 4, eastbound Lawrence will be closed from Milwaukee east to Cicero. Local traffic will be able to get through to Leclaire and the Kennedy Expressway, but the eastbound lanes will be closed to all traffic at Lavergne. 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 Lawrence, 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.

  • Could you please clarify in paragraph 2. The designated detour route; "south on Lawrence" doesn't work.

  • A&K

    It was my understanding the deep tunnel project was underestimated and cannot meet the needs it was designed for. The tunnel is already operating at capacity and cannot handle the water flow because it's not big enough.

    Help it might but I am curious as to what the long term solution is.

  • Thanks for the catch Jenny. It should say South on Milwaukee.

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Aug 16

Updated 11 hours ago

Central Kitchen and Tap closed

CKT put up signs that they'd be "closed for renovations" which sounded fishy to me. Today, realtor signs went up in the windows. Very bummed about this. What a cool neighborhood spot.

  • seems like a lot of people went there for sandwiches.

    maybe someone should open a sandwich shop.

    i am thinking like a heros type thing with more seating and carry out.

    or go with like Panera style where you can get a soup and sandwich or salad

  • I think most neighbors just didn't know about it.

12 hours ago

3rd Annual Git Down at Hala Kahiki

The 3rd annual Git Down at Hala Kahiki will be taking place next Saturday from noon to 6pm. It's the rare time that Hala Kahiki, one of the last surviving tiki lounges in the Chicagoland area and currently celebrating its 50th year, will be open during the day. We'll have the Revomatics from Milwaukee playing surf music (probably at 2pm). We will have hot rods on display in the back parking lot for the entire show.

Please note that Hala Kahiki is a bar, so unfortunately no kids are allowed inside, but they're welcome to check out the cars.

The event is free for spectators and $5 for cars.

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Photographers

I was wondering if anyone uses film in their cameras today. That is opposed to digital.

  • Dennis 25 year Jefferson Park resident

    Thanks everybody. I so appreciate your comments.

  • speaking of, I have a roll of undeveloped 110 film with a few pictures on it, any place by 6 corners to get it developed? i don't think walgreens sends out anymore

Aug 21

Updated 19 hours ago

Hello...looking for an electrician...

...that can install a motion security light in my back yard...also, a gsi outlet....

  • SMA Mechanical
    "The Service Company"
    Free estimates
    In Business Since 1990

    1-224-805-7412

  • Dennis 25 year Jefferson Park resident

    Ray Cirillo 773-213-1514 is outstanding and highly reasonable.

3 days ago

Updated 22 hours ago

JOB WANTED

Does anyone know of any doctor or dental offices that are looking for a part time receptionist. Recently lost my job after 10 years.

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Updated 35 hours ago

Lamp rewiring?

Does anyone know where I can get a lamp rewired? Thank you.

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Looking For Work!

SMA Mechanical
"The Service Company" Heating
Air Conditioning Sales
Electrical Service
Plumbing Installation

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Friendly Small Business Looking For Work

SMA Mechanical
"The Service Company"
They Have Been In Business Since 1990
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Heating
Air Conditioning
Electrical
Plumbing
1-224-805-7412

5 days ago

Updated 47 hours ago

Looking for HVAC duct-cleaning recommendations

My wife and I are finally getting around to having all of the ductwork in our home cleaned out, but not sure who to go with. Anyone have positive feedback from a cleaning service they've used, or known someone who did use a service that they were pleased with?

  • Recommended for Duct Cleaning:
    Indoor Air Inc.
    1-800-663-8287
    Let them know Fire n Ice in Naperville referred you and they will give you a small discount. Very reputable company and great work.

  • SMA Mechanical 1-224-805-7412
    Free estimation
    They are very honest and will give you good pricing

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Elly's on Milwaukee

My wife & I stopped in a couple times and; long wait to get a menu, long wait to place order, long wait to get food and then it was luke warm at best. Eggs Benedict warm, bacon cold. Not impressed, stopped going. Cumberland much better.

  • Jefferson Park Enthusiast Liberté, égalité... communauté!

    IDK, the food and the prices are good, the breakfast crowd shows no sign of dying down - way busier than Blue Angel - and we always get a sweet waitress. I like the grab n go bakery and smoothies, too. I agree that the decor is clean, but sparse,...

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    IDK, the food and the prices are good, the breakfast crowd shows no sign of dying down - way busier than Blue Angel - and we always get a sweet waitress. I like the grab n go bakery and smoothies, too. I agree that the decor is clean, but sparse, and that they oftentimes seem to need an additional server. It's ultimately a diner, not an upscale restaurant. I have no real complaints. Glad to have them in the neighborhood. If they are not to your liking, there is also Yellow Rose.

  • I have been here 3 times now and while not perfection, I have not had to send food back once and I can be very picky! I'll agree service can be a little slow when they have a full house (which has been the case every time I have gone),...

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    I have been here 3 times now and while not perfection, I have not had to send food back once and I can be very picky! I'll agree service can be a little slow when they have a full house (which has been the case every time I have gone), but not really any worse than any other restaurant I have been to. I have only been there for brunch and I personally only ever had breakfast. Since it IS a pancake house... I'm thinking if most of you that are complaining had them, you would be happier. Best darn pancakes I ever had! ;-)

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O'Hare Noise Tax Appeal?

I was curious to know if anyone in the 38th ward was able to attend the FAiR O'Hare Noise Complaint tax appeal workshop earlier in the week? I will definitely be appealing my property taxes citing the jet noise and contamination to our quality of life. I was curious if anyone in my ward is able to give some tips learned at the workshop? I know the website says to provide documentation such as the OMP map of the new...

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I was curious to know if anyone in the 38th ward was able to attend the FAiR O'Hare Noise Complaint tax appeal workshop earlier in the week? I will definitely be appealing my property taxes citing the jet noise and contamination to our quality of life. I was curious if anyone in my ward is able to give some tips learned at the workshop? I know the website says to provide documentation such as the OMP map of the new runway, recent published articles about the impact on the community, a drafted resolution or letter of support from Ald. Cullerton, and a copies of articles regarding the questionable FAA hearings and lack of/ false information provided to residents. I can also provide video or photos of the actual planes over my home.

Is there anything else that should be provided?
Is it better to appeal via the The Board of Review or the Assessor’s Office?
Has anyone had luck asking Ald. Cullerton to support them in this endeavor?

Any help would be appreciated! I would like to start the process sooner than later. Deadline is Sept 4th.

  • Janet Baker ISON over France (squint!)

    The best documentation, if I interpret the appeals process correctly, is to document a decline of property values in the area, and for that one might have to do one's homework with the numbers on the recent sales of any houses comparable to your own, since that is the numerical...

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    The best documentation, if I interpret the appeals process correctly, is to document a decline of property values in the area, and for that one might have to do one's homework with the numbers on the recent sales of any houses comparable to your own, since that is the numerical basis for taxes. My friend the real estate agent helped me determine the value of my own condo that way, so if you know an agent who has access to those stats, which they call the 'comps,' they could provide them to you. I think you have to prove the actual value of your home has declined, not one's quality of life, although certainly they're related. You probably WILL find the value has declined--everybody else in Chicago has! I successfully appealed two years ago.Look up the paperwork online, or go down to city hall and get the paperwork (they're nice and it's easy), and the questions asked on the form will give you a guide, in addition to photos and so forth. Do persist, not only for the noise, but for the decline from lots of other reasons.

  • Mary on Patterson Mary's Beat 1633

    Just trying to get an idea of the areas that have been affected by the new runways. What are some of your neighborhoods?

Aug 21

Updated 4 days ago

Chicago Fringe Fest slated for Jeff Park business district

Festival features wide variety of performance and returns to Jeff Park for a second year. http://nadignewspapers.com/2014/08/20/chicago-fringe-fest-set-at-jefferson-park/

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Phone scam - don't be a victim

The Internal Revenue Service issued a consumer alert today providing taxpayers with additional tips to protect themselves from telephone scam artists calling and pretending to be with the IRS.
These callers may demand money or may say you have a refund due and try to trick you into sharing private information. These con artists can sound convincing when they call. They may know a lot about you, and they usually alter the caller ID to make it look like the...

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The Internal Revenue Service issued a consumer alert today providing taxpayers with additional tips to protect themselves from telephone scam artists calling and pretending to be with the IRS.
These callers may demand money or may say you have a refund due and try to trick you into sharing private information. These con artists can sound convincing when they call. They may know a lot about you, and they usually alter the caller ID to make it look like the IRS is calling. They use fake names and bogus IRS identification badge numbers. If you don't answer, they often leave an "urgent" callback request.

The IRS reminds people that they can know pretty easily when a supposed IRS caller is a fake. Here are five things the scammers often do but the IRS will not do. Any one of these five things is a tell-tale sign of a scam. The IRS will never:

1. Call you about taxes you owe without first mailing you an official notice.
2. Demand that you pay taxes without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe.
3. Require you to use a specific payment method for your taxes, such as a prepaid debit card.
4. Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone.
5. Threaten to bring in local police or other law-enforcement groups to have you arrested for not paying.

If you get a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS and asking for money, here's what you should do:
If you know you owe taxes or think you might owe, call the IRS at 1.800.829.1040. The IRS workers can help you with a payment issue.
If you know you don't owe taxes or have no reason to believe that you do, report the incident to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) at 1.800.366.4484 or at www.tigta.gov.
If you've been targeted by this scam, also contact the Federal Trade Commission and use their "FTC Complaint Assistant" at FTC.gov. Please add "IRS Telephone Scam" to the comments of your complaint.

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