21 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Dissatisfied with Daycare

Unfortunately, I am not satisfied with my current daycare provider. Are there any providers in Jeff park or portage park you can recommend? I need someone to be able to take care of my 6 month old and also take my other child to portage park school in the mornings. Tue-Fri. Only. I am currently at a 180wkly rate and would like to stay around that as well. Thank tou in advance.

  • C Ped Suburban Irving Park Transplant

    Since you need someone to take kiddo to school you should try care.com

6 days ago

Updated 33 hours ago

Proposed apartment development near Jeff Park transit center.

To me, the investor sounds like another developer who thinks he/ she knows what's best for a neighborhood they don't know or live.

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140417/jefferson-park/jefferson-park-transit-center-area-apartment-complex-planned

  • Me

    *buy

  • Me

    HA the houses over by Kenneth back there by Berteau are garbage! I wouldn't by property back there if it was 1.00 I'm pretty sure the house over by the jewel down kilpatrick are garbage too!

2 days ago

Updated 42 hours ago

Catalytic converter

Just wanted to let every one know that the catalytic converter was stolen from our car at vicinity of Northwest Hwy. and Austin over the weekend:(

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

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

    You're getting kinda slap happy with the EB posts!

  • I think it's funny that their avatar says ad because their paper is 95 percent ads and press releases.

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

    I just caught your critique after eyeballing my screen for 23 seconds.

Apr 09

Updated 2 days 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/

  • Nadig Newspapers Publishing on NW Side since 1940

    I have been asked if the developer, American Colony Homes, is the same entity which once wanted to build single-family homes on the site, and it is the same developer. About 8 years ago when American Colony announced plans for the site, former alderman Patrick Levar said that he had several requests to build condos on the site but that he would only allow single-family homes. A year or two later, the real estate market collapsed, and the houses were never built, but American Colony continued to own the property.

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

    Hold on. Is this Brian? Or your old man?

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Ultimate Frisbee

Hi, all. I was wondering if there are any regular Ultimate pick up games at Portage, Wilson, or Jeff Park. I recently finished college and haven't been very active since so I'd like to get active by throwing some discs. Casual or competitive, either is cool.

  • Andy P. 38th for lyphe!

    I'd be interested in playing some organized Ultimate.

  • AFJ Tall guy

    Anybody who responded positively who is interested, you can email me if you want, and if we could scrape together enough people we could get a game going.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Brunch

I'm thinking about taking the family for an Easter brunch this Sunday and was hopping (🐇) you fine people might throw out some of your favorite (& affordable) spots for Easter brunches. Thanks!

5 days ago

Moratorium on new packaged liquor licenses proposed for 45th Ward

Proposed moratorium would not affect plans to open liquor store near Bryn Mawr and Milwaukee
http://nadignewspapers.com/2014/04/18/moratorium-proposed-on-new-liquor-licenses-in-45th-ward/

Apr 16

Updated 5 days ago

Polish School

Anyone in the area know where I can send my young daughter to learn Polish?

  • Abdevi Northwest Side

    Check out St. Ladislaus at 3300 N Lockwood. They have polish school

  • There is a Polish school at St Thecla, too. They meet on Saturday.

Apr 08

Updated Apr 16

Yellow Rose Cafe

Best Homemade Corned Beef Hash in Chicago.... Come Give Us A Try,
5640 N Elston Ave

  • My family loves Yellow Rose -- been going there for at least 6 years. We've always found the staff to be exceedingly friendly, the portions generous and the prices reasonable. I recommend it to anyone who asks; it's a hidden gem. Sorry to hear that others have had a bad experience there.

  • Thanks Thomas glad you love the Yellow Rose

Apr 15

Updated Apr 16

Softball Leagues

Jefferson Park is still looking for Adult Softball teams/players for the Men's and Co-Rec Leagues. Call Kevin at 773.685.3316

  • B-NWside Lifetime Northwest Sider....

    It's Chicago...12" softball is king.

  • These are both 16" leagues!

    B-NWside if your wife knows at least 4 teams that want to play we can start a Women's league (for this season).

Feb 02 2013

Updated Apr 15

Power Outage

So apparently there is a power outage affecting over 1,800 Com Ed customers near Carman and Menard. Com Ed estimates power should be restored around 11:15 pm. Sign up for alerts on comed.com

Apr 06

Updated Apr 14

Anyone see this ugly accident around 8:00 am on Lawrence ??

2 people taken away in an ambulance

  • That doesn't look like a head on, the car on left looks like it got hit on the drivers side. Is that the Kennedy off ramp? It could have been coming off there and hit by the other car coming westbound.

  • Me

    Mike... this is in the 45th ward, you can't blame her this time

    Pamela, yes that was the I-90 exit ramp at Lawrence @ Leclaire. I believe the car on the left was coming off the ramp when it was struck by the car on the right. the car on the right is all front end damage.

Apr 10

Free metered parking on Sundays may be eliminated in 45th Ward

Change is designed to discourage all-day parking in front of businesses:
http://nadignewspapers.com/2014/04/10/meter-fees-on-sunday-would-resume-in-ward/

Apr 09

Updated Apr 10

New built building...

...on Fitzpatrick and Irving Park...across from the entrance/exit to the Mall....what will it be? Does anyone know? It is a cute smaller brick...next to Bank of America...

  • EBKitty Stalking around EB

    I remember that clothing store.

  • A long time ago (30+ years) there was a Robert Hall clothing store there. It was the building that was torn down last year.

    The construction you see now was stopped in November and no work has been done since. Inside the building the concrete floor has not been poured, it is just dirt. I hope that they restart construction soon.

Apr 07

Updated Apr 09

Alley Blocked by delivery trucks (5500 N Monitor)

Is anyone having issues with the truck drivers not moving to allow the residents to exit this one way alley? It's an ongoing issue and I've had no response from the Ward office. Suggestions?

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

    You went and had a face to face meeting with people in charge of the businesses, Rosati's Pizza and Tuxpan? What did they say to your face?

    Did they essentially say to F-off?

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

    If that's the case it's easy to launch a Yelp assault. Hit 'em in their pocketbooks.

Apr 06

Updated Apr 09

Lost Dog

My brothers dog got out last night in the Central & Elston area. Unfortunately they had just given him a bath and did not put his collar back on. He is a brown and white Brittany Spaniel and answers to Rocket.... If you guys have any info can you call Ann @ 773-593-1539. Thanks

  • Rocket is a cool name for a spaniel.

  • Susan Long-time Jeff Park resident

    Wow, that was fast! Didn't even have time to get sad.

Apr 09

Open House

Dear Neighbors and Friends,
This Friday the 11th of April, we are having an Open House at Our Lady of Victory School. We are located at 4434 N. Laramie, it will be from 9 AM to 11 AM. We look forward to seeing any families that are interested in OLV or are just curious about who we are! Hope to see you then!

Apr 04

Updated Apr 06

free coffee

Free small coffees at McDonalds every morning through 4/13.

  • Free is too expensive for McDonald's coffee. lol

  • Me

    I have been taking advantage if it :)

  • They have good coffee, IMO. Plus you get a My Little Pony with your Happy Meal.

Apr 02

Updated Apr 03

Adult Fitness classes at Jefferson

Zumba, Yoga/Pilates, Basketball Conditioning and Step Aerobics

Call 773.685.3316 for more information

Apr 01

Hitch School Spring Play

The Hitch School Spring Drama/Play "Princess Who Had No Name" is this Friday at 7:00pm and Saturday at 1:30pm... Cast and crew of 30 plus! Perfect for kids 5 and up!
Hitch School Auditorium 5625 N. McVicker, Chicago, IL. 773-534-1189. Tickets are $5.00 for kids and adults.

Apr 01

Updated Apr 01

John Garvy Elementary School

Hi everyone we just moved into the area and our girls will be going to John Garvy next year. Does anyone have any comments or reviews on the school? It would be much appreciated. Thank you

  • You might look at GreatSchools.org which has tons of info on schools in Chicago area and reviews also.

Mar 30

Updated Apr 01

16" Softball Leagues

Softball registration has begun.
Monday/Wednesday - Men's League
Tuesday/Thursday - Co-Ed League

Call Jefferson Park 773.685.3316 for more information

  • GiGi in Portage Park 15 year resident

    is there an age limit for the 16" softball, or is the registration just for already established teams? thanks. tj

  • The league is for 18 and over. You can actually sign up as a team or as an individual. Individuals are then placed on a team of their own.

Mar 24

Updated Mar 31

Kimchi, Fresh Tofu and Fish Balls. Grocery Gal visits H Mart in Niles

Newest Grocery Gal installment; enjoy!
http://grocerygalblog.com/h-mart-king-sauna/

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

    Make sure to go mid-day on a Saturday to get the most entertainment value for your time spent.

  • It is pretty amazing, the fish and seafood section is awesome.

Mar 18

Updated Mar 30

Elly's Opening?

Am I reading this right? Here is a shot of their facebook page and I read it as announcing the Jefferson Park location is opening on March 19th. I don't see anything updated on their website, www.ellyspancakehouse.com and I see people talking about going tomorrow so I want to make everyone aware of where I found my information.

  • Me

    My daughter loves their french toast, my other daughter had a Belgium waffle with strawberry's and loved it!... their fruit is always so fresh. I have tried the skillets, very good. I pretty much stick to their omelets, they are so fluffy and filled with the freshest ingredients. My son...

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    My daughter loves their french toast, my other daughter had a Belgium waffle with strawberry's and loved it!... their fruit is always so fresh. I have tried the skillets, very good. I pretty much stick to their omelets, they are so fluffy and filled with the freshest ingredients. My son gets the Elly burger with the egg on top. he really likes their soups too. Someone made a comment about not having Jelly, Yes that is true cause they serve homemade jam, I have tried the strawberry and blackberry. Very good, better than jelly any day! pancakes are the bomb too :)

  • Me

    just has lunch there around 2:00 place was packed! our server was slacking on the coffee, other than that it was all great as usual!

Mar 26

Updated Mar 30

Browns Chicken / Chicago Way

I'm just curious how this joint seems to still be around. Every time I drive by, it seems to be empty. It's been over a decade since I even stepped foot in there Has anyone been in there lately?? How is the food??

Mar 26

Updated Mar 28

Petsmart in 45?

I glanced over something on EB a few days ago and cant find it again, i believe someone mentioned a Petsmart opening up in the ward? is this true? anyone have info on that?

  • thats where i go now, the one in village crossing. have for years but if one in the neighborhood especially there, it would be amazingly better in so many ways for my family. not a necessity obviously but would be nice

  • They are also opening a new Petco at Peterson and Western

Mar 25

Updated Mar 26

Citgo Gas Station

Yesterday Monday, my husband went to the Citgo Gas Station located on Austin and Montrose. He encountered the middle pump had a bag over it, so he didn't think anything off it. So when he started to pump after he already swiped his credit card, nothing was coming out. So he tried it again, nothing...So now he went to another pump, again swiped his credit card and nothing....He was furious...So he left the gas station. Went to another gas station...

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Yesterday Monday, my husband went to the Citgo Gas Station located on Austin and Montrose. He encountered the middle pump had a bag over it, so he didn't think anything off it. So when he started to pump after he already swiped his credit card, nothing was coming out. So he tried it again, nothing...So now he went to another pump, again swiped his credit card and nothing....He was furious...So he left the gas station. Went to another gas station... When he got home there was a phone call from his bank indicating fraud. Citgo charged his credit card 2x $15.00....Now he has to have his credit card cancelled and has to wait for a new one to arrive. Please be careful.. I also learned Citgo is owned by Hugo Chavez...Doesn't he hate America???

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

    the wife weeped until I told her we were only on the hook for 25 bucks.

  • that's good. fwiw, I am sorry that happened to youse

Mar 26

Yolanta's Deli

Might anyone know what happened to the ladies that used to run this place (it's on Higgins)? They seem to have disappeared (about 3-4 weeks ago), replaced by a fairly large dude who doesn't seem to know what he's doing. Did they sell the place?

Mar 24

Updated Mar 25

In search of Rummage Sales

Hi everyone- I am looking to sell my products at some rummage sales in the area. Any feedback is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

  • Resurrection HS is hosting an arts & crafts fair , I think it's April 6th.

  • Yes, Res is having their craft fair on April 6. Come visit Chix That Stitch in the gym. :)

Mar 24

Updated Mar 24

Vacant car dealership on milwaukee

Just curious if there were any plans that anyone is aware of for that semi vacant car dealership on Milwaukee ave? the one located near where this road diet issue is being discussed.

  • @ald Arena, wow really? Riders needs? I order all my equipment from there. Motorcycle lights, cameras, accessories, everything. For motorcycle riders or even bicyclists to a extent it is a very good and awesome place. going to be a great addition for the neighborhood. Thanks for sharing the information

  • Big Oaks Big Oaks resident since 1979

    At one time it was Gateway Chevy. I think they also did Oldsmobile.

Mar 22

Updated Mar 24

Curtain shopping

I need custom curtains made for a window because of the unusual dimensions. I'm not looking to spend over $500. Anyone have any suggestions from the area?

Mar 24

View 2014 Summer Day Camp Program Offerings Now!

The Chicago Park District is the hot spot for kids this summer. For the ultimate summer camp experience, look no further than your local park! With a variety of camp offerings, you're sure to find an option to match your needs.

Camp programs can be found at more than 200 parks throughout the city where children enjoy water fun, field trips, athletic activities and cultural experiences.

Online Summer Registration begins on April 7 for parks west of California and on April 8 for parks east of California. Make your wishlists now to save time. http://tinyurl.com/lelmx2c

Mar 17

Updated Mar 24

Reptile Fest 2014

ReptileFest 2014, the largest educational live herpetological show in the country, returns the weekend of April 12 and 13 to the UIC campus! The 21st annual ReptileFest will have nearly 250 species of reptiles and amphibians on display. Students can see, touch and hold hundreds of these fascinating, misunderstood creatures while learning about habitat, conservation, responsible care practices and much more. The Chicago Herpetological Society is once again partnering with the CPS Science Fair and regional science teachers to bring this unique hands-on learning experience to students and educators at all levels.

Visit www.reptilefest.com to learn more, and contact
reptilefestinfo@gmail.com to request special student discount coupons or ask any other questions about this remarkable event!

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

    We attended this for years with our grandkids, and it taught them to have no fear of snakes and creepy-crawlies, while also a cheap Saturday morning of great fun! Can't recommend this event highly enough!

Mar 19

Updated Mar 23

Tree trimming

I have been trying to get the tree on my parkway trimmed since I moved into my house three years ago. I have branches hanging over my roof line, limbs ready to crack off, and with every moderate gust of wind we get, I have the pleasure of cleaning up all the twigs. I have put several calls into 311 but have got nowhere. Believe me I'd have no problem doing it myself but I've been told it's illegal, and with my luck I'd get caught!! Any suggestions?

  • Bartlett Tree Experts, and SavATree, are some of the best in the business, and I highly recommend their services if you really want to pay for it yourself. Many city street trees are inappropriate as parkway plantings, and many of those are incorrectly planted. While these companies can't change what is already done, they can prune the trees correctly and also give you a maintenance plan to improve or stabilize plant health. I am a horticulturist by profession, and I cringe when the city foresters start to prune.

  • The Care of Trees. Very good, read the on-line reviews.

    Any ERers in the current Treekeepers classs? Where is it this time?

Mar 21

Baseball for Boys and Girls of ALL ABILITIES, ages 4-22, Register Thurs 3/27

We are proud to support the Illinois District 12 Challenger Division and its mission to bring the joy of baseball to boys and girls of all abilities. In-person registration will be taken this Thursday (3/27) evening from 7pm to 8pm at Horner Park. There will be 10 Sunday morning games during the season.

For more information, on how to become a player or a buddy, you can view the flyers on our website at dbba.org and at the following links:

http://my.llfiles.com/00171709/Challenger-Baseball-2014.pdf

http://my.llfiles.com/00171709/IL-12-Challengers-League-Buddy-Flyer-c.pdf

Help us spread the word about this baseball opportunity for players and for buddies in our community!

Apr 10 2012

Updated Mar 18

Daycare recommendations in Jefferson Park and surrounding neighborhoods

Hi Everyblockers... I am hoping to get recommendations of reputable (and licensed!) daycares for infants in the Jefferson Park area and surrounding neighborhoods (Norwood Park, Portage Park, etc.). Expecting our first this summer and starting to research options and thought this would be a good place to start. Anyone had any positive experiences at local daycares that were also reasonably priced? They can be in-home or facility daycares. We are open to either. Thanks in advance for your suggestions!

  • Have you looked into Kid Watch in Independence Park? I think they take infants and I have many friends who were/are so happy with the program.

  • I highly recommend Kidwatch Plus. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions.

Mar 16

Updated Mar 17

Shoe donations for a cause?!

Is anyone collecting used shoes for an organization or cause in the neighborhood? I thought I saw something on EB, but can't remember. I have a bag to donate. TIA!

  • Denise M Seasoned dog owner

    Maddie's Closet. There's a Facebook page as well.

  • Mary Female, homeowner

    Soleforsouls.com It will list drop-off sites.

Mar 05

Updated Mar 13

Where to find the best Pepper & Egg Sandwich

Looking for recommendations near Portage or Jefferson Park

Mar 09

Updated Mar 12

Dogs on a leash.

Just curious if there is a law that dogs must be on a leash? I always walk my 80 pound dog on a leash but there are SEVERAL dog owners on my block on Giddings who just open up their door and let their dogs out to use the bathroom (don't even get me started on not picking up dog poop) and walk up and down the block. Sometimes not even standing outside at least watching them. My main concern...

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Just curious if there is a law that dogs must be on a leash? I always walk my 80 pound dog on a leash but there are SEVERAL dog owners on my block on Giddings who just open up their door and let their dogs out to use the bathroom (don't even get me started on not picking up dog poop) and walk up and down the block. Sometimes not even standing outside at least watching them. My main concern is that my dog is not friendly towards all dogs or can easily hurt the smaller dogs with his play. These dogs are not on a leash and come right up to my dog as I'm walking him and I'm stuck holding him up my his harness so he doesn't get aggressive with them. It is stressful and I would feel awful if my dog hurt another dog but I feel that I am being a responsible dog owner by doing my best to not put my dog in certain situations and having him on a leash.

  • Jimmy Mac! Welcome back! How's the pizza dough?

  • Jimmy Mac of Forest Glen Forest Glen resident

    Portage Parker 46,

    Good actually. Let the lecture begin. Dough strength is a balance of two main properties ... extensibility and elasticity. The gluten, which forms when the flour interacts with water, is what lends the dough these two characteristics. Extensibility is the dough's ability to be stretched. Elasticity is...

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    Portage Parker 46,

    Good actually. Let the lecture begin. Dough strength is a balance of two main properties ... extensibility and elasticity. The gluten, which forms when the flour interacts with water, is what lends the dough these two characteristics. Extensibility is the dough's ability to be stretched. Elasticity is the dough's ability to go back to its original shape. Strong dough is not very extensible but very elastic. Having the right proportion of water allows one to achieve the right balance. A lower water ratio produces stronger dough. A higher water ratio produces a weaker, but more stretchable dough. My last dough was more elastic (less extensible) than normal, but that was likely due to a decreased hydration level since I made the dough with beer (Hirter Privat Pils). Beer is not 100% water. I should have added a bit more volume. Live and learn. Pizza making is for me a work in progress. It was very tasty though as was the pizza made with Mozzarella, Asiago, Fontina, Provolone, and Parmigiano Reggiano cheeses. That said, this is off topic and I'd prefer not to divert/hijack the thread the tread, so let's not get into a pizza discussion here.

    Jim

Mar 07

Updated Mar 08

16th District ONLINE CAPS Beat Meeting - Wed, March 12 @ 7pm

From Alderman Arena's newsletter:

Attend a CAPS beat meeting in your pajamas when 16th District Commander James O'Donnell hosts an on-line beat meeting focusing on robbery and personal safety. The 16th District includes all of the city west of Cicero and north of Belmont.

The meeting, accessible from a computer, tablet, or smartphone, is Wednesday, March 12, at 7 pm. Pre-registration is required at the Chicago Police website. Click on the word "register" in the upper right hand corner of the site.

For more information, contact the 16th District CAPS Office at (312) 742-4521.

Mar 06

Small Business Expo for the Polish Community

Small Business Expo for the Polish Community at the Copernicus Center this Saturday 3/8/14.

Follow the links for details:
https://www.facebook.com/events/757451424282381/
http://copernicuscenter.org/business-expo/

Mar 03

Updated Mar 04

Looking for siding/gutter guy

Any recommendations for a business that does siding and it gutters, soffits/ facia in Jeff park??

  • I was very happy with JL Contractors.
    Jack was great with communication and came out quickly to look at the work.

    Jack Lekarczyk
    773-519-0976
    jaceklekarczyk@gmail.com

  • call me Lou Jefferson Park Sox Fan

    We used Hetman Enterprises on 2 different occasions. We had windows and siding work done. Great work, reasonable prices. 847 932-9151.

Mar 01

Updated Mar 03

Elly's

Has anyone heard any news on when the new Elly's is going to open, where the Blue Angel was?

  • I like syrup.

  • Jenny G. JP homeowner

    I also can't wait. I enjoy the Yellow Rose for breakfast sometimes, but they are closed on Sundays so it will be nice having a pancake joint open on Sundays.

Mar 01

Curious about direct lenders

I'm *really* curious if anyone's taken advantage of the mailer ads received to lower mortgage rates. Are they legit? We always give them a look, put some aside but haven't looked into them bc it just seems like it's too good to be true. So, anyone actually get their rates lowered? Hidden fees? Closing costs? Any lenders you'd recommend?

Thanks for any input!

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