Oct 29

Updated 22 min ago

Don't toss your pumpkins!

Hey guys!

I hope that you're all enjoying this beautiful fall weather we're getting. I was hoping to ask those of you that have pumpkins this year to save a few for me. My chickens LOVE them, and they're a great source of natural fiber, vitamins, calcium, and some even claim that they're a natural de-wormer (though I'm not 100% on that).

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Hey guys!

I hope that you're all enjoying this beautiful fall weather we're getting. I was hoping to ask those of you that have pumpkins this year to save a few for me. My chickens LOVE them, and they're a great source of natural fiber, vitamins, calcium, and some even claim that they're a natural de-wormer (though I'm not 100% on that).

If you have a pumpkin that hasn't been chemically treated and you'd like to get rid of it, please let me know! I'd be happy to take a few off your hands! I roast them, puree them, and add fresh cinnamon (antibacterial and antifungal) and fresh garlic (ant parasitic and antifungal). I keep them in little baggies over the winter and serve them up nice and warm for the girls on those super chilly days. They gobble them right up!

If anyone is interested in donating your old pumpkin after Halloween, just let me know!

Thanks!

  • I have 6 have med size and 9 softball size.... you want them?

  • BellaV 1st time Homeowner in Jefferson Park since 2012

    Hi Rholson and only me, where are you located? I'm out and about today and could possibly pick them up!

3 days ago

Updated 26 min ago

Suspicious 99.9% Sure, Neighbor Selling Illegal Drugs

I have an apartment neighbor that I am certain is involved in selling illegal drugs, off of the premises. I have spoken to detectives, reported the activity on the City of Chicago's website: https://webapps1.cityofchicago.org/eforms/org/cityofchicago/drugTrafficking/index.jsp

If anyone has any ideas, I am open to suggestions . . . Thanks!

  • 7words I'm sorry to hear you have a not-so-friendly neighbor.

    A word of caution: from what you're saying it may appear he may be involved in illegal activities, he may also be involved in MUCH more dangerous things as well, whose to say. What I'm trying to say is perhaps...

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    7words I'm sorry to hear you have a not-so-friendly neighbor.

    A word of caution: from what you're saying it may appear he may be involved in illegal activities, he may also be involved in MUCH more dangerous things as well, whose to say. What I'm trying to say is perhaps you shouldn't be giving away too much info (upstairs neighbor, Long and Sunnyside shop at Montrose Deli) JUST IN CASE he is on or he knows someone on EB. Guess who he may blame for placing him on a warm cot getting 3 meals a day?

  • What's more dangerous as a career than drug dealer?

    Deep sea fisherman?

2 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

We've Only Got Three or Four Able Bodied Shovelers Left

And it's time we selected a service to snow blow or plough our little condo. Does anyone have good luck and good prices with any particular service? Maybe we can afford it. I'm just about to write the annual Association memo to residents that say, 'Please shovel when it's your turn or pay $20,' but no one does, and the three or four who still can end up shoveling all winter, and one of them gripes so much about it that it's pitiful (not me). Last winter was so bad we finally lost control of the long stretch of pure ice on Higgins, I'm sure to the curses of those who must walk there.

  • joanie 20+ year Resident of Jefferson Park

    Tezcat, there are many elderly on fixed incomes who make choices between eating and paying for medication. Their meager retirement incomes have not kept pace with the cost of living. I'm not sure how old you are now, but in time you will be elderly too, if you're lucky.

    I like having the retired folks in my building. Their quiet neighbors and keep a watchful eye on the premises during the day.

  • Vic Hitler

    When I get older I'll want to walk out of my place, saunter to the liquor store for my bottle of Krupnik and 3 packs of Pall Malls. Need ice free walkways for that.

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Apr 09

Updated 13 hours ago

Apartments proposed for site near Jeff Park Metra station

Features include large landscaped courtyard, 48 units in two five-story buildings, interior parking:
http://nadignewspapers.com/2014/04/09/48-unit-apartment-complex-proposed-for-site-at-long-and-argyle-near-jeff-park-metra-station/

  • Ryan Richter Transportation Planner in Jefferson Park

    Queen of Insanity - I think this is right on. In my own experience my wife and I lived in Lincoln Park and Lincoln Square before purchasing in Jefferson Park. We always had one car, but bought a larger second one when child #2 came around. Yet, we managed to...

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    Queen of Insanity - I think this is right on. In my own experience my wife and I lived in Lincoln Park and Lincoln Square before purchasing in Jefferson Park. We always had one car, but bought a larger second one when child #2 came around. Yet, we managed to find a place just 5-6 blocks from the Jeff Park terminal. Being carless is not as appealing right now, sure, but it will when I'm older, and I like the fact that amenities are around so as my kids get older they will be less reliant on me to drive them places. I work downtown so not driving has its perks, too. One of the reasons I'm pro-development and additional density (not anywhere, just near the train station) is because I have a rational, experienced, professional based belief that viable businesses and residential neighborhoods around transit create strong communities.

  • Zoes mom working at home

    @Queenofinsanity It's probably not going to be single occupancy at 2k a month it will be at least 2 + people per unit. Easily affordable, splitting the utilities. the plus would be the location to the train, the negative will be the noise.

Oct 19

Updated 15 hours ago

Mr. G's up for sale?

I left for vacation and come back to find Mr. G's is up for sale. Every time we visited this diner, they seemed to have a pretty steady clientele. I was surprised to see it closed and up for sale. Did anything happen, or was it just time to retire? It's really too bad. They had an excellent Irish Breakfast :(

  • pattymelt....over the years a kid of ours has had two bodhrans made by a Roundstone guy. And we've listened to two Lennons play trad music. One in Spiddal and the other here.

  • Cheap Sushi

    Bourbon drunk tonight?

4 days ago

Updated 19 hours ago

lots on Lawrence av east of Milwaukee, pedestrian designation

Yes, we in Jeff Park and of JPNA do not want more density which brings more crime and there is no proof of it bringing businesses since where there is density and no wealth there are vacant stores like on Milwaukee south of Montrose. A developer is putting single family homes on Milwaukee across from Schurz high school. If they can do it there, they can do it here.

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2 days ago

Updated 35 hours ago

Lincoln

I've been an amateur Lincoln scholar since grammar school. Spent a lot of time in Springfield during my early years--used the Illinois Supreme Court Library to research and write my thesis. I've always been intrigued with the town and its history, in particular its most famous resident. Been reading "Recollections of Abraham Lincoln" by Ward Hill Lamon--makes me want to visit Springfield again...in the spring. Have any of you read this book? I love it and find it an intimate portrayal of Mr. Lincoln whom I have admired since boyhood.

  • Dennis 25 year Jefferson Park resident

    Janet, as Phil said Lincoln was born in Kentucky and came to Illinois via Indiana. McCleansboro is not on my radar as anywhere he lived, but he did ride circuit throughout the state and could very well have stayed there. He knew almost nothing about his mother's family, the Hankeses,...

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    Janet, as Phil said Lincoln was born in Kentucky and came to Illinois via Indiana. McCleansboro is not on my radar as anywhere he lived, but he did ride circuit throughout the state and could very well have stayed there. He knew almost nothing about his mother's family, the Hankeses, who moved from Virginia to Kentucky in the late 1700's. They named all their kids the same, all the boys were named James or John, and the girls Polly, Lucy, or Nancy. There were at least 8 Nancy Hankes born during the 1780's. Abraham Lincoln believed that his mother was illegitimate. She died while in Indiana, and his father, Thomas married Sarah Bush before moving to Illinois. Rather difficult geneology to track, but I would certainly encourage you to take a shot at it. Good Luck.

  • i thought this was funny, there is a reference to Lincoln and his hat at :29

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynYnloG9rKo

3 days ago

Updated 36 hours ago

Comcast v DirecTV

I've had DirecTV for 11 years and surprisingly am extremely satisfied, with the exception that they're getting ridiculously expensive, approx $120+/month.

I do have Comcast for internet service, the service is fantastic, but expensive, approx $77/month.

That equals almost $200/month for just the 2 services.

Comcast is now offering me TV (comparable to DTV), interenet (even faster than what I now have) and telephone (with more features than I currently have) for $139/month + tax.

So here's the $64,000 question....what...

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I've had DirecTV for 11 years and surprisingly am extremely satisfied, with the exception that they're getting ridiculously expensive, approx $120+/month.

I do have Comcast for internet service, the service is fantastic, but expensive, approx $77/month.

That equals almost $200/month for just the 2 services.

Comcast is now offering me TV (comparable to DTV), interenet (even faster than what I now have) and telephone (with more features than I currently have) for $139/month + tax.

So here's the $64,000 question....what do you think of Comcast for TV in our area? I have heard some absolute nightmare stories about Comcast, but not from anyone in our neighborhood, so am anxious to get feedback before I agree to make the switch.

Thanks, everyone.

4 days ago

Updated 41 hours ago

Architect recommendation for 2nd story addition

I'd like to see if anyone has an architect they could recommend for a 2nd story addition. Thanks in advance

  • Mark Jesse Principal at Studio J Architects (Portage Park)

    Hi Lunker and A&K -
    I am a registered architect that just opened my own company four months ago. Previously I was working at a high end residential firm (Sullivan Goulette Wilson) for the past 14 years. Fortunately I have been busy with home renovation and addition projects (all thru...

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    Hi Lunker and A&K -
    I am a registered architect that just opened my own company four months ago. Previously I was working at a high end residential firm (Sullivan Goulette Wilson) for the past 14 years. Fortunately I have been busy with home renovation and addition projects (all thru referrals) since opening my company, and I would love to take a look at your project. I have no marketing website yet but I can provide referrals. I live and work in the neighborhood and am trying to build up a client base. I can be reached at 773-732-7515.
    And in addition to the self certified architect option Aaron mentioned (which is a good one), if the project is an owner occupied single family residence the city has other programs which allows you to obtain the permit via one of the neighborhood permit centers (which will also save time & money) instead of submitting downtown. Thank you.

  • T Janet Thoughtful Neighbor and Design Enthusiast

    Lunker and A&K:

    I have an architectural and interior design company which I've owned for the past 10 years. A great percentage of our work is for single-family and two-flat residential additions and remodeling. I find it best to meet in person with my prospective clients to review their desired...

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    Lunker and A&K:

    I have an architectural and interior design company which I've owned for the past 10 years. A great percentage of our work is for single-family and two-flat residential additions and remodeling. I find it best to meet in person with my prospective clients to review their desired scope of work; see the space that is being remodeled; discuss the renovation process with them; as well as, discuss my company. If you prefer to have a conversation prior to a meeting, please contact me at 773-769-1177. My architectural design concept is not to force a particular style on the client; but, a working relationship with my clients to achieve their style appropriate to their home; as well as, to design additions and remodels from the original design perspective, so your addition/remodel looks like it was a part of the original construction. In addition, I'm a member of the Chicago Bungalow Association, extremely familiar with the details of this type of home; and, a self-certified architect with the City of Chicago. To add to the conversation on the neighborhood (satellite) permit center: Yes, these centers are for owner-occupied homes; they are for projects that don't change the FAR (floor area ratio) on the home; such as dormers, deck additions, porch remodeling etc. In other words, if you are adding square footage to your home, such as an addition; a zoning review would need to take place for approval; which are no longer performed at the satellite offices. If you are a self-certified architect your submittal swiftly goes through the zoning & permit process; if not, it would need to go through the downtown center. I talked to my contact at the City, and zoning reviews are now at least 21 days out before your permit review could begin. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have; or to set-up a meeting, Sincerely, Janet Tebbenkamp, Licensed Architect and Licensed Interior Designer.

Nov 11

Updated 41 hours ago

JPNA website

So I was considering going to a meeting of the JPNA, and I figured their website would be a good starting place for information. I get to the website, and see that the website is kinda messed up; I clicked on the "membership" link from the homepage, which took me to a membership page. Great! From the membership page, I clicked on 'community' and was taken to http://www.theworkshopgalena.org. The other links took me to an escrow company, a developer in Houston, an oilfield drilling service, outright weird stuff. Anyone else having this issue? It's pretty comical.

  • Just checked, and it's working fine. Thanks for looking into it.

  • Radio

    Rigged scales at the farmers market, faulty websites. It's amateur hour.

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5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

City of Chicago Streets and Sanitation Workers

Is there anything that can be done re: the city of chicago workers that park along Lamon (between Lawrence and Wilson) that blast their music at 6am from their cars. As I am typing this there is a car who has been blasting their music for an hour, bass pumping and car rattling to go along with that! I'm assuming they're waiting for their shift to start. This used to happen more frequently in the summer but it looks like it's starting up again.

  • WRONG GRAMMAR COP !

    I DO OPEN DOORS IM A GOOD PERSON!

    I KNOW THAT AREA LIKE I SAID, TWO OTHER COMPANIES ARE THERE AS WELL.
    THATS ALL I HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THAT!
    HAVE A GREAT DAY !!!

  • Is it just me or does rock seem like he's wound a little too tight...lighten up, dude!!!

3 days ago

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5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Looking For Local Family Fun Holiday Suggestions

With small children. What are the streets with the best lights? Looking forward to doing most of my shopping locally. So many great choices.

3 days ago

Should area parochial schools consolidate?

St. Cornelius pastor tells parish that consolidation plan for NW Side is in the works; Archdiocese says plans not finalized. Several area schools say they plan to remain open next year.
http://nadignewspapers.com/2014/11/18/catholic-schools-may-consolidate/

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

FOUND: male cat -- do you know him?

My husband and I found a really sweet orange and white male cat near Nagle and Gunnison in Jefferson Park. Are you or someone you know missing a cat? He is neutered, age 3-6, very sweet disposition. Please contact me if he is your (or your neighbor's) cat. Thanks!

  • So adorable! He's not mine, but thank you for taking him in and trying to find his owner.

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Roberts Square PAC to Meet Thursday at Jeff Park

Join us at the toasty (if a little drafty) Jeff Park Field House this Thursday evening, as we do a Look Back and a Look Ahead, and elect our board members for 2015!
All welcome, Thursday Nov 20 at 7PM.. If you can't attend but want to serve, or register concerns about our wunnerful little park, call tom at (773) 715-8108 or drop us a note at our web site: http://robertssquarepac.org/

https://www.facebook.com/RobertsSquareParkAdvisoryCouncil?notif_t=page_new_likes

  • TomL Loves, bikes, dogs, Jeff Park and Chicago

    Oh, and if you like what we've done this year, and want to support the park's plans for 2015, you can DONATE easily at our web site anytime (tax deductible)..Even small amounts go a long way... and are most appreciated!
    http://robertssquarepac.org/donate.html

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Mother Cluckers Kitchen Coming Soon

Who can guess where this new resturant is going in?

  • I concur spring is a good idea, by the logic if you are what you eat, if you go in spring, it would make you a spring chicken.

  • Dennis 25 year Jefferson Park resident

    Count me in Kathleen. There have been a number of restaurants in the place over the last 5 years. I sure hope this one is successful!

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Habitat Re-Store has a lot to offer!

I've been anxiously awaiting the Grand Opening of the new Habitat Re-Store since I heard about it several months ago. This weekend it FINALLY opened its doors, and I was all too anxious to get in and see what I could find.

First and foremost, if you've been visiting the Re-Store near/in Chinatown, you're in for a treat with this one. It's FAR more organized, and well lit. In fact, they even had the place heated up nice and toasty...

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I've been anxiously awaiting the Grand Opening of the new Habitat Re-Store since I heard about it several months ago. This weekend it FINALLY opened its doors, and I was all too anxious to get in and see what I could find.

First and foremost, if you've been visiting the Re-Store near/in Chinatown, you're in for a treat with this one. It's FAR more organized, and well lit. In fact, they even had the place heated up nice and toasty when we arrived.

The outdoor/ garden section leaves a bit to be desired, but they did have some Audubon bird feeders that are normally $45-$60 for $10. I picked one of those up. I also scored a cute little wrought iron plant stand for $5.

They have some incredibly decent furniture for affordable prices. I saw couches for $20 and some beautiful sitting chairs for about the same.

We are looking to remodel our kitchen, so we had a look at the cabinets and countertops. They were VERY fairly priced, as were their windows and doors.

We just happened upon a PERFECT fireplace grate, which we were in need of for only $4! This is a heavy duty cast iron grate, not some rinky dinky little thing. It was most definitely a steal!

We'll be going back again and again, I'm sure. The selection was fantastic, and included both new AND used items.

For those of you who aren't aware, the items are donated to the Re-Store by individuals and companies that are remodeling or demolishing homes or buildings, or if there is an overstock. I'm sure there are a variety of other circumstances as well. The proceeds made at the restores go toward helping build homes and other needs for community members. It's a great deal as well as a great cause!

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Nov 09

Updated 4 days ago

Edgebrook coffee shop/Pho #1 update

My husband & I went to check out the Coffee shop yesterday for breakfast. We knew it went under a renovation but didn't realize it had new owners. It was fantastic! The menu was such a refreshing change from your typical greasy spoon. The menu was something you'd see in Andersonville or Logan Square. My husband got the breakfast burger & I got the chicken chorizo, poblano scramble. The Owner makes his own breakfast patties & chicken chorizo (& sells...

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My husband & I went to check out the Coffee shop yesterday for breakfast. We knew it went under a renovation but didn't realize it had new owners. It was fantastic! The menu was such a refreshing change from your typical greasy spoon. The menu was something you'd see in Andersonville or Logan Square. My husband got the breakfast burger & I got the chicken chorizo, poblano scramble. The Owner makes his own breakfast patties & chicken chorizo (& sells them too). We'll definitely go back to try the other options/specials. The inside's still the same-small, cramped but it's worth it for the food.
And from the other side of the food spectrum, Pho #1 has revamped their menu. It's more user friendly for the non-Vietnamese. They had a new waiter, a young guy-didn't get his name-who explained alot of the food & made recommendations of some of his favorites. Oh & instead of plain water they now serve you Jasmine water-soooo good. Winter is quickly approaching so go get your Pho on!

  • Dennis 25 year Jefferson Park resident

    Hey Mom, is your post in the right string?

  • Ruta Gardener/Animal Lover

    @BellaV-I didn't know you could ask them to do all that! It made me rethink my dinner options last night:)

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Storm doors/installation recommendations

We are looking to replace our storm/screen doors, and are not at all handy with home improvement projects.

We have looked at doors at home improvement stores and thought about paying one of their contractors to install it, but now we are wondering if we should hire someone like Feldco to come over and measure our door frames, help us pick out a style, and come back to install.

Does anyone have any recommendations on this project? Either a quality installer or if you feel that going the home improvement store route is more economical/better?

Thanks for any ideas.

  • We've had great experiences with American Thermal and would highly recommend them to our friends & family.

  • Dennis 25 year Jefferson Park resident

    We've found that American Thermal is fine for sale and installation. Hope you never need service on your doors after that, though. We did, and it was less than satisfactory.

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Sandhill Crane Migration

For those of you who enjoy birdwatching, keep listening and watching the sky. The sandhill cranes are migrating!

  • BellaV 1st time Homeowner in Jefferson Park since 2012

    Thanks for the tip, Laura! I love bird watching here in the neighborhood, and I'm always fascinated by the varieties right here in the city! I'll keep an eye out for the Sandhills. They're my favorite crane.

  • A bunch just flew over. We went to Jasper Pulaski in Indiana to see their stopping place on the way to Florida. At that time, there were over 6000 cranes. The highest count we have seen was over 20k cranes. They will be there for another two weeks. It is awesome to see!

Nov 14

Updated 4 days ago

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-jane-byrne-dead-20141114-story.html#page=1

Mayor Jane Burke Byrne, Chicago's first woman mayor has passed away. God Bless You Lady Jane. You were an icon and trailblazer for women in the City of Chicago of all ages. My first vote was cast for you in 1979 and my mother loved you too. May you Rest In Peace. My deepest condolences to her daughter Kathy on her loss.

  • Bill the Faux Engineer

    Fascinating.

  • Spam, this is bothering me now because I wasn’t old enough to vote for her but I worked in the same building. A part-time after school job doing legal work. She had to keep her office and Washington must have been Mayor at the time? I bumped into her after...

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    Spam, this is bothering me now because I wasn’t old enough to vote for her but I worked in the same building. A part-time after school job doing legal work. She had to keep her office and Washington must have been Mayor at the time? I bumped into her after she already blazed that trail. It’s no wonder I was awestruck.

    All I can say is she was stunning. I would watch her from my little corner of the elevator and she’d exit quickly while my ride went almost to the top. I studied her too. Her mannerisms were elegant, her posture perfect, every hair in place, just beautiful. I was in the presence of royalty or pretty close to it, I thought. I’d hold my breath and when she smiled at me, time stood still. She’d exit the elevator and leave behind this million dollar fragrance that I would drink in because I would finally breathe. She was lovely and may have had a tough exterior but very feminine.

    I’ll call dad. He worked in the same building a few floors below me.

4 days ago

Tickets now available for Jefferson Park Messiah Sing-Along concert on Dec. 14

Visit CopernicusTickets.org. The Copernicus Center is located one block from the Jefferson Park Blue Line stop. The concert is intended for singers and non-singers to enjoy.
http://nadignewspapers.com/2014/11/17/jefferson-park-sing-along-messiah-comes-to-copernicus-center/

Nov 15

Updated 5 days ago

Looking for Recommendations for In-home wifi

Hey all.
I'm looking for superb (tall order), fast in-home wifi service.
Not interested in a cable-phone bundle unless extremely competative.

Neither RCN or Verizon service Jeff Park (Lawrence & Cicero).
People seem to hate Comcast and AT&T; contracts are loathsome, corporate entities without a soul.

Currently, I am on Clear but they no longer meet my needs.

Help and thank you!

  • I've got Comcast and am not too far from the OP. The speed as good but the wifi in the router they gave me is HORRID. I hooked up a fairly cheap Asus tri-band(?) wifi router and it's LOADS better. I'll still have to occasionally reboot the Comcast router (because it's Comcast) but I can at least maintain e.g. VPN connections and get reasonable Netflix HD/gaming speeds.

  • Wife and I finally got our act together and purchased a combo router/modem from Netgear, works far better than the wonky Comcast stuff. We did have to call Comcast CS at one point, and they were incredibly helpful, once we got past the bots that just ask the same questions and make you turn things on and off. An actual IT guy was what we eventually got, and he had us up and running in about 3 minutes.

5 days ago

16th District police commander: strong community groups a key component in crime prevention

Commander Roger Bay says that he is impressed with how active Jefferson Memorial Park is. He said that the park, 4822 N. Long Ave., attracts crowds to its events.
http://nadignewspapers.com/2014/11/17/parks-groups-key-in-crime-prevention/

Nov 12

Updated 5 days ago

Shop and Saved opened today at Nagle-Devon.

Took a quick tour and I like, spending only 26 bucks. The hot food section has big selection of entrees with sides for $3.99. The store is well lighted and roomy, not like old store with low ceiling and darkness. The bakery section had bins with all kinds of bread rolls to pick and choose. You could get a slice of cake for $1.99, not $5.00 like Mariano's. The fish section was huge with live crabs and lobsters and just...

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Took a quick tour and I like, spending only 26 bucks. The hot food section has big selection of entrees with sides for $3.99. The store is well lighted and roomy, not like old store with low ceiling and darkness. The bakery section had bins with all kinds of bread rolls to pick and choose. You could get a slice of cake for $1.99, not $5.00 like Mariano's. The fish section was huge with live crabs and lobsters and just about any fish you want. Some bread was .99 cents. I didn't really check the frozen section and overall the grocery section was small with limited selection. For instance, they didn't even have any small cereal packages of the one serving size. The liquor area was not yet stocked but you could get a 24 oz can of Bud for $1.99 with a large selection of other beers in single cans and bottles. If I had one major complaint it would be that fish section was right after bakery section and while walking through bakery section all I smelled was fish. I want to smell that fresh bread.

  • @hhf, no I have not been to shop and save yet.

  • cheesecake chick i want to be the person my dog thinks i am

    was there yesterday morning. I liked it a lot. the fish section was properly iced down and the walleye I bought was fresh. the young man behind the deli counter was polite and they were working quickly through the line of customers waiting. other than the fish section, i think i like happy foods better, selection wise, but i spent $100 and got some really good deals.

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5 days ago

New Forest Glen mural celebrated

The Forest Glen Community Club celebrates the completion of the new mural on the viaduct at Forest Glen and Elston. Ald. John Arena, Congressman Mike Quigley, St. Rep. John D'Amico, and Arts Alive Chicago president Cyd Smillie were among those at the event. (photo by Randy Baran)

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Nov 13

Updated 6 days ago

Looking for Seamstress

Would anyone know someone who makes chair and ottoman slip covers? Looking for someone good, but at a reasonable price. Thanks

  • Fwiw I am not terribly thrilled with my sure fit slip covers, they didn't stay in place, and seemed to slip off a ton. I would really explore getting it reupholstered or a proper fitting cover made, especially if you plan on sitting in the chair. A bit more money will buy you lots less aggravation.

  • mcctry Long term-Jeff Park

    Jefferson Parker - I was thinking that the sure fits are not all that great. I want something to stay in place. There used to be a lady in my neighborhood who sewed and did slip covers, but she has moved on. I will keep looking.

6 days ago

Nov 14

Updated 6 days ago

Great cleaning lady referral

I had a great experience with a cleaning lady today. She came at the last minute, did a fantastic job and. price was fair. Her name is julie 773-563-9716 i highly recommend her.

  • SpamAlert Hates being spammed

    "My spouse's father was a restaurant cook. When he came home he wouldn't even heat water for his tea."

    I would speculate that that is because he had a wife, so he didn't have to do it for himself.

    @IU
    Sure, could be. But I'm going with horse, not zebra.

  • Bill the Faux Engineer

    Occam's Razor.

Nov 14

Updated 6 days ago

2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee for Sale

Excellent vehicle to have for our Chicago winter! Click the link to view on craigslist. Thank you in advance. http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/cto/4760569156.html

  • Bill the Faux Engineer

    You said he couldn't do Carmax because he has a full time job, not that he can't sell the car. P.S. A lot of us have full time jobs.

  • Black Stalin http://reddit.com/r/greatNWside

    The man is keeping you down.

Nov 15

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Nov 12

Updated Nov 14

Can you vote for alderman elections if you aren't a US citizen?

I know it's illegal to vote in some elections as I'm nota citizen - but I can vote for alderman right? thanks

Nov 12

Updated Nov 14

New Dog Daycare Business

Hello everyone! I am considering opening a dog daycare business on the far northwest side of the city and would like to hear your opinions. I posted in the Jefferson Park group but please feel free to share the link with any pet parents around the northwest side that you think may be interested.

The facility will provide socialization and exercise for your dog while you are at work or on vacation. There will be a large play area, comfy places to nap, and a secure outdoor area for potty breaks. There will also be dedicated parking that provides a safe place to get your dog in and out of the car.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LB68P75

Thank you for your time and support!

  • ATrueBeliever Writer, Mother,Teacher, Wife & Die-Hard Northsider

    Kirby's Doggie Day Care & Boarding opened on Northwest Highway near Nagle in 2012. It lasted less than a year. It offered cageless boarding and 24-hour on-site presence. It was clean. The workers were nice. Not sure why they closed. I think they just couldn't get enough clients.

    My husband...

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    Kirby's Doggie Day Care & Boarding opened on Northwest Highway near Nagle in 2012. It lasted less than a year. It offered cageless boarding and 24-hour on-site presence. It was clean. The workers were nice. Not sure why they closed. I think they just couldn't get enough clients.

    My husband and I did Doggie Day Care from our home in Norwood Park for a long time. Despite advertising (website, local print advertising, business cards, etc), low rates ($15/day), pick up drop off service (free), flexible hours (6 a.m. thru 10 p.m.), after 2 years, we built a small but regular school of pups. We got about 1 inquiry a month for doggie day care and we got about 1 inquiry a week for boarding. By far, dog owners seek boarding more than day care.

    We began to look seriously at opening a facility. We talked to real estate agents, mortgage brokers, various city departments, and the alderman's assistant. It's nothing short of a nightmare to find the right space ($3,000/month), get the alderman's backing (Arena was supportive), apply for and obtain the Special Use permit (which is over $1,000 just to apply and takes 3-6 months to get, if approved), hire a lawyer (about $10,000 to handle it all), hire an architect to make any required changes to the property (things you may not think of, like install a drain to hose down the area where the pups have to potty, etc), obtain insurance, obtain a kennel license from the state, pay employees, etc. We crunched the numbers over and over again. No matter how we looked at it, at the end of the day, we estimated we would end up taking home less than minimum wage.

    And now, there is a new (small) doggie day care opening on Harlem north of Foster. It's taken them almost a year to get everything in place.

    I hate to discourage you. If you have a lot of money and time and are really committed to your profession and enjoy challenges, I say go for it and best wishes. You can do anything you set your mind to.

  • We used to take our dog to daycare X2 week in summer and X3 in winter when we lived in Ravenswood. Now that we are in Jeff park, we take him once a week and still go the Ravenswood location. We tried one location here and while they were nice,...

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    We used to take our dog to daycare X2 week in summer and X3 in winter when we lived in Ravenswood. Now that we are in Jeff park, we take him once a week and still go the Ravenswood location. We tried one location here and while they were nice, we did not like that they put the dogs in crates before pick up. I would rather my dog stay at home and get a walk from our dog walker, than pay for him to spend time in a crate. I would really love a doggie daycare in the neighborhood and would support it. Everyone wins when you come home from work and your dog is happy and tired.

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