29 min ago

Aug 22

Updated 2 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.

2 days ago

Updated 2 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.

21 hours ago

Updated 3 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

  • Kenji's 13th EB Account Yeah it's really me

    Belly, here's some good Polish stereotypes discussed. It might make you feel better.

    http://www.staypoland.com/poland-stereotypes.htm

  • $10 for the kids play area is high. JumpZone in Niles is $10, but that's a large, clean, well maintained play space. Oh and TOP's website said $5 for the kids activities, but the handwritten sign by the entrance said $10 - fishy. I want to like the festival, but somehow I always walk away feeling "taken" - $2 per kid for balloons, $5 per kid for face painting, separate $10 per kid for jumpies - it all added up to an absurd amount of money.

34 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

New retail space?

Does anyone know what's being built on Harlem Ave just south of the Auto Zone?

9 hours ago

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2 days ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Lamp rewiring?

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

22 hours ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Looking For Work!

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

2 days ago

Updated 20 hours ago

Timelife Warner books - in need of a good home

I have a box full of Timelife Warner books from the early 1970s that need a good home. There are about 25 or 30 of these books....the subjects of these books are mostly national parks with lots of pictures and text about the parks...the Cascades(Washington), Atlantic Beaches...and many more...these are free to a good home...email me or post here if you are interested...

  • I would like to see them for a few months and then give to Norwood Home or donate to Beaubien School, they appreciated my National Geographics very much.

  • Frank Lifer

    I teach at Hammond School located at 21st and California. These would be a great addition to my classroom.

22 hours ago

Friendly Small Business Looking For Work

SMA Mechanical
"The Service Company"
They Have Been In Business Since 1990
Free Estimations

Heating
Air Conditioning
Electrical
Plumbing
1-224-805-7412

Aug 21

Updated 23 hours ago

Hello...looking for an electrician...

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

  • A&K

    Yeah, seems like quite a bit. I don't know the extent of the project though.

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

    1-224-805-7412

4 days ago

Updated 23 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

5 days ago

Updated 28 hours ago

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! ;-)

2 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

Four more speed cameras activating next week

Three more speed cameras will be turned on Friday -- at 5739 N. Northwest Hwy. near Taft High School, at 6510 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. near Mulberry Park, and near Frazier Elementary at 4042 W. Roosevelt Road, 1110 S. Pulaski Rd. and 1117 S. Pulaski Rd.

Three more speed cameras will be turned on Friday -- at 5739 N. Northwest Hwy. near Taft High School, at 6510 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. near Mulberry Park, and near Frazier Elementary at 4042 W. Roosevelt Road, 1110 S. Pulaski Rd. and 1117 S. Pulaski Rd.

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The speed camera at 1440 W. Cermak Rd., near Benito Juarez Community Academy, will start issuing warnings to drivers Tuesday, the city said in a statement.

Three more speed cameras will be turned on Friday -- at 5739 N. Northwest Hwy. near Taft High School, at 6510 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. near Mulberry Park, and near Frazier Elementary at 4042 W. Roosevelt Road, 1110 S. Pulaski Rd. and 1117 S. Pulaski Rd.

Three more speed cameras will be turned on Friday -- at 5739 N. Northwest Hwy. near Taft High School, at 6510 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. near Mulberry Park, and near Frazier Elementary at 4042 W. Roosevelt Road, 1110 S. Pulaski Rd. and 1117 S. Pulaski Rd.

Three more speed cameras will be turned on Friday -- at 5739 N. Northwest Hwy. near Taft High School, at 6510 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. near Mulberry Park, and near Frazier Elementary at 4042 W. Roosevelt Road, 1110 S. Pulaski Rd. and 1117 S. Pulaski Rd.

  • Who's watching? Tell me who's watching? Who's watching me?

    I'm just an average man, with an average life.
    I work from nine to five; hey hell, I pay the price.
    All I want is to be left alone in my average home;
    But why do I always feel like I'm in the Twilight Zone?

    And I always feel like somebody's watching me.

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2 days ago

Updated 43 hours ago

Photographers

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

  • Melody Stanley Crafty/Techy Geek

    If you check on Ebay for pricing, make sure to check the option to show completed listings only and see what prices it sold for. People tend to overprice older stuff that was expensive when they bought it but is not in as much demand today. What it is listed for is often not a good indicator of what people will actually pay.

  • Kenji's 13th EB Account Yeah it's really me

    Everyone is sitting on pots of gold until they see the Paypal transfer.

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2 days ago

All are welcome - New Hope Chicago

If you are looking for somewhere to worship God, a place to bring your hopes and fears, your faith and your doubts, a place to sing and pray - please join us at New Hope Chicago, 7115 W. Hood in Chicago on the northwest side - 10:30 Sunday morning. Come as you are, all are welcome!

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

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 3 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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4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Concrete person

Hi Neighbors, Does anyone know of a reasonably priced concrete person who can do my sidewalks? Also, I have no flooding but a small amount of seepage so we need a bit of waterproofing.

3 days ago

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.

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Kindergarten Open House

On Thursday evening, August 28th at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Prussing Elementary School will be welcoming incoming Kindergarten Families. You are invited to come meet the teachers and get your child's room assignment.

  • Jan - my child is entering kindergarten in 2015. Is it ok to come and check out the facilities tonight?

  • robin in WRP Tired and Cranky

    Now is definitely the time to search for schools for next year. CPS applications open in October

  • Tonight is open and a public meeting. The school is happy to welcome you however there will be no tours of the building. Please visit the school website to look at our school and view the vital tour. www.prussingelementary.org

Aug 22

Updated 4 days ago

Arena Fund Raiser

Why isn't the alderman holding his fundraiser in the ward at some small business that could use a boost?

  • Kenji's 13th EB Account Yeah it's really me

    I can honestly tell you I don't know anyone else who spends more of their paychecks directly in the Ward than the Arena's. I actually use that fact jokingly with them. It would drive me nuts.

    I'll bet Cullerton is runner up. He's All Ward All the Time™ too.

  • Zoes mom working at home

    Aren't there banquet halls on Milwaukee Avenue? They are in the 45th .. just saying ... we want to bring business and people here. Including the downtown money folks. I would think they could accommodate 100 plus people. I for one would have been more likely to attend that.

Aug 18

Updated 4 days ago

Taste of Polonia Questions

Does anyone know if there will be a separate entrance fee for the kids activities? I think there was one last year? If yes, any idea of the amount? Can't find any info on the event's website :(

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Aug 24

Updated 4 days ago

Looking for stained glass repair recommendations

I'm familiar with few stores nearby that do stain glass panel/window repairs. I have seen those in my travels. But I need recommendations from people who have paid for such repairs. I've done some stain glass panels myself - but I wouldn't touch this repair... Too tricky for my lack of experience. So I'm looking for an expert that will not make mistakes. Some pieces will have to be refitted (I have all the pieces) and the panel straightened out. Also, likely the framing is at fault, so the panel will have to be re-framed. Any recommendations for a good repair shop?

  • Drehobl Art Glass on Irving Park does great work. They did some cabinet inserts for my neighbor and they look fantastic. (Their solder lines were absolutely perfect.) I do stained glass work myself and I was impressed at the quality of their work.

    They mention on their website that they...

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    Drehobl Art Glass on Irving Park does great work. They did some cabinet inserts for my neighbor and they look fantastic. (Their solder lines were absolutely perfect.) I do stained glass work myself and I was impressed at the quality of their work.

    They mention on their website that they have some antique glass sheets. If you want the repaired piece to match exactly, that's important because some of the glass just isn't made anymore. (I've looked everywhere, and I can't find the clear pattern in mine anywhere.)

    When I finally get around to getting my stained glass windows repaired, I'm taking them there. (Or a shop in Plainfield, which I imagine is further than you'd want to go.)

    http://drehoblartglass.com/

  • GiGi in Portage Park 15 year resident

    You can't go wrong with Fred. He taught me many years ago. He is a very nice guy and fair in his pricing and does the job right. His phone number is 1-773-725-2218 4308 N. Pulaski Rd,opens 10 til 6 is closed between 2and 4. I do a little banking and park in the bank lot kitty corner from him. You will be happy with his work he has designed many a window and repaired many historical windows. His classes are fun.

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

rv

I have a rv for sale, it's on a campground resort. Call Vince for more info. 773 458 0123

Jun 06

Updated 5 days ago

Fishing Anyone?

My birthday is next week, and I'll be getting some shiny new fishing gear as my gift. Fishing is one of my absolute favorite things to do, and since I eat fish or seafood 2-3 times a week, it would be nice to take a few home to clean and cook up. Does anyone here have a favorite fishing spot? Any insider tips on fishing local waters? I have only ever spent "reel" time trying for bass and pan fish...

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My birthday is next week, and I'll be getting some shiny new fishing gear as my gift. Fishing is one of my absolute favorite things to do, and since I eat fish or seafood 2-3 times a week, it would be nice to take a few home to clean and cook up. Does anyone here have a favorite fishing spot? Any insider tips on fishing local waters? I have only ever spent "reel" time trying for bass and pan fish up at our cottage in Wisconsin and spent my childhood fishing for cats, bass, and 'gills down South. I know there are pike, muskie, crappie, and other varieties in the waters up here though. I'd like to try for some of the bigger boys once in awhile.

I'll be attending the fishing derby this weekend at Busse Woods, and think it's a great opportunity to get a feel for the waters here. Anyone have luck over there? The Derby is taking place at Grove 25, but there are SO MANY other areas to fish.

Have a favorite spot? A lure you swear by? Please share!!

  • Bill the Engineer Maker. Fixer. Lifetime ChicagoNWside

    BLS.... I haven't had the boat out there this year, but I've fished from it and along the shoreline.

    On foot over near the canoe/kayak rental at Tower Rd. Both sides of the boat landing. Near the dam North of Tower at Lagoon 4. There are also some good access...

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    BLS.... I haven't had the boat out there this year, but I've fished from it and along the shoreline.

    On foot over near the canoe/kayak rental at Tower Rd. Both sides of the boat landing. Near the dam North of Tower at Lagoon 4. There are also some good access points along Forestway Drive on Logoon 5. We'd cover a lot of water in the boat. From the North end of 5 to the South end of 3.

    Since Independence Day weekend, we haven't been out as much as we'd like......

  • Kenji's 13th EB Account Yeah it's really me

    What's your catfish recipe?

Aug 25

Updated 5 days ago

Volleyball for teens

I am looking for a volleyball league/team for my 16 yr old daughter. I checked Chicago Park District, Niles, Skokie, and Park Ridge. I don't want club ball just a place where she can play once a week. Everything I found is for 18 and over. Does anyone know of a place or maybe a church that has one?

  • Alex Kowalski, I suggest you start a new thread for a better chance of response to your request.

  • Janet Baker ISON over France (squint!)

    MASC volleyball only goes up to 14.

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