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43 hours ago

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Chicago aldermen endorse higher phone fees

I just read this article and states "With a solid majority of the 50 aldermen signed on.." I have to ask if Alderman John Arena and Alderman Cullerton are apart of the "solid majority" to add yet another "fee" on the citizens of Chicago?

I'm sorry, but I know I'm no the only person who is getting tired of being nickle-and-dimed to death from the city I used to really love.


  • Zoes mom working at home

    Otis the drunk .. you don't know a thing about the situation or what I do contribute towards .. so keep those type of comments to yourself please the discussion was about the phone tax not personal attacks .... though the moniker you chose for yourself might say it all.

  • Flew That Chicago born & raised. You can come home again!

    Anyone tried Magic Jack? It's a much cheaper alternative to a land line altho you are dependent on an Internet connection.

36 hours ago

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Was anyone listening to the police scanner last night (July 28th)?

4 hours ago

Bacci Express

Anyone know if the one at Jeff Park is closed for good?

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5:30 this morning. It was so beautiful last night that I slept with windows open. Got woken up by planes....argh!
Another day, another complaint. Too bad there isn't the option for multiple choices on the form when it asks what activity is being affected...sleep, quality of life, mealtimes, etc. By now the city should have an option for all of the above.

38 hours ago

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  • Thanks. Already plan on appealing. Will it work?

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    I've had our taxes reduced by as little as $0 to as much as $400. This year's reduction was $197

Jul 17

Updated 16 hours ago

Movies in the park - The Wizard of Oz

I'm proud to sponsor "The Wizard of Oz" on July 30th at Gladstone Park, 5421 N. Menard. Bring a picnic basket, blanket, and your friends and family and enjoy a movie in the parks. All movies begin at dusk, weather permitting. Call (312) 742-1134 for daily listings and weather-related cancellations.


2 days ago

Updated 25 hours ago


We have three young kittens who we took in from a litter in our back yard. We are socializing them and things seem to be going well so far. We are looking for families to adopt them.

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3 more festivals coming to Jefferson Park in August!

1. Chicago Figment Chicago - August 16-17
FIGMENT Chicago catalyzes and celebrates an abundance of creativity and passion, challenging artists and our communities to find new ways to create, share, think, and dream. http://chicago.figmentproject.org/

2. Chicago Fringe Festival - Aug. 28 - Sept 7
50 Shows, 200 performers, 5 venues, right in the heart of Jefferson Park.

3. Taste of Polonia Festival - August 29 thru September 1, 2014
Over 30 bands with live music, great Polish food and Beer, Kid's Zone, Inside Casino, & more over Labor Day weekend. http://topchicago.org/

  • evam eva s, jpna member

    If you would like to show your "community" spirit, you can be a 'host' for the performers of the Fringe Festival by allowing someone to stay with you. Pls. contact them at their website.

42 hours ago

Chicago aldermen endorse higher phone fees


With a solid majority of the 50 aldermen signed on — and Mayor Rahm Emanuel backing it — the measure is on track to win full council approval on Wednesday.

Jul 17

Updated 45 hours ago

If you're a Jeff, this is your fest!

Do you have "Jeff" in your name? Free Admission for you and a guest, (Friday, July 25th only) to Jeff Fest Arts & Music Fest. www.jefffest.org

Prove it, please bring identification.

If your name isn't "Jeff" and your looking for a great deal check out this Groupon deal http://www.groupon.com/deals/jefferson-park-chamber-of-commerce-1

  • Archie Bunker

    will a printout of my my everyblock profile suffice? Sadly my real name isn't Jefferson :/

  • Well then I think it should become a street fest! A high admission price on top of overpriced food/alcohol makes for a very expensive outing. Where does the money they make go?

46 hours ago

School pick ups

Hi there, looking for either a parent or sitter to pick up my son from Norwood park school in the Fall. He will be in second grade and finishes at 3.45. I finish work at four so its for an hour at day at most. It would be great also for a earlier drop off two mornings a week if possible also. Willing to pay well to the right DEPENDABLE individual. I work from home so also open to someone dropping him off to me after school. Thanks in advance everyone!!

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Jefferson Park Sunday Market 7/27

Jefferson Park Sunday Market at our usual location at a Long & Lawrence Avenues, 9:30-1:30
Music: Steven Zane
Feature: a rep from Youth Company Chicago & a rep from American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Norridge/Harwood Heights will be out.
Also come meet out our new produce vendor, as well as several new craft vendors.
More at http://www.jeffersonparksundaymarket.com or find us on Facebook

  • KevinJee

    Watch for fingers on the scales!

  • evam eva s, jpna member

    Pls. don't let an unfortunate incident stop you from attending the Jefferson Park Sunday Market. It's wonderful just to have it in our neighborhood. If you feel you have to be extra careful, mention it to that vendor and, I am sure, he/she will be glad to make things right. Please come again.

  • Merril Jefferson Park Sunday Market manager

    And actually the vendor did discover a problem with the scale, fixed it & had a test weight handy today in an effort to cooporate and put people at ease.

Apr 13

Updated 4 days ago

What a Good Idea!!!

Anybody notice the homemade doggie doo plastic bag dispensers secured to the trees around Onahan School??? Great thought!!! Anybody know how that came to be???

  • Or step on doggy doo doo on the field where they have recess. I think it's a great idea and now I have a place to put my plastic bags.

  • I've recently seen a couple piles and picked up myself around Onahan...I'd sure like to catch the perpetrators in the act!!! There are no excuses now as Chris Cullom Tenuta said.

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Jul 22

Updated 4 days ago

Pizza Delivery People

Last night on 07/21/2014, a neighbor in the 5300 block of Windsor got a pizza around midnight. The entire neighborhood was treated to an impromptu Madonna concert by the delivery person. You could hear the stereo in his black SUV blasting down the entire block. When I told him that I didn't appreciate the loud music, he told me to call the F-ing cops.

He was a stocky white male with brown hair and a beard. If this is your guy pizza peeps, he's not representing your business well with the neighborhood.

  • Yeah, grammar cop. What about those obnoxious planes going over homes at midnight?

  • Umm, Noreen R...that's a different thread...maybe you should post your most recent comment there.

Jul 23

Updated 4 days ago

Hot water heater install?

I need to get a new water heater, does anyone have a recommendation for someone who does good work and is reasonably (fairly) priced? Thank you!

  • Paula, Belmont Terrace 8-year resident, 36th ward (for now...)

    Chicagoland Quality Plumbing, Inc. was great to deal with. They installed a water heater, and line for our frig's ice maker, about 1-1/2 years ago. They were prompt, professional and reasonably priced. They also had great ratings on Angie's List.

  • raven58 long long time portage Parker 54 yrs. strong

    Again, I had bad luck with Patrick mechanical...I would stay away from this company

Mar 27

Updated 5 days ago

Aggressive Cleaning of Chicago Streets Starts Tuesday, April 1

The Department of Streets and Sanitation launched an aggressive spring cleaning plan this week as debris remains along streets and curb lanes following the historic winter. The Department is utilizing street sweeping equipment and crews to clear winter debris and litter from streets and curbs along main thoroughfares.

To ensure curb-to-curb street cleaning, temporary parking restrictions are posted the day before sweeping is scheduled to begin on any street. Some arterial streets have permanently posted signs that specify a once-per-week period when parking is prohibited for street sweeping.

Sign up for alerts at http://sweeparound.us/

The full street sweeping schedule is available online at: http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/streets/provdrs/streets_san/svcs/street_sweeping.html

  • interesting, the difference between enema and enemy falls on one letter change.

  • Funny though, my streets weren't cleaned until May 28th. My sisters street was cleaned twice by then. I had to shovel out all the debris myself. I live on a corner lot and it took 13 bags to clean it all up. My sister's street will be cleaned 7 times this year whereas mine only 3. What's that all about?

Jun 29

Updated 5 days ago

Looking for floor guys, refinish with some repairs!

Hi, all - does anyone have any recommendations for someone to refinish wood floors (living room and dining room) that are also in need of some repairs? Would love to use someone local!

    (312) 754-5376
    Highly Recommended!

  • Thanks, all; I went with a recommendation from a friend whose floors I have seen. After an expensive bid from a Park Ridge establishment, this person quoted me around a third of that price. I'll post his name and info after we see how the work is, don't want to make a recommendation until we actually have the floors done!

May 22

Updated 5 days ago

Chi Town fish

Anyone been there?

  • miesterburger just a regular guy

    I have been there and the fish was fresh and the salmon was priced right and tasty.
    They have a limited retail selection right now based on demand etc. Very friendly and accommodating. Old School market guys.

  • Joel Irving & Pulaski Guy

    My wife went there yesterday for about 3 pounds of salmon and it was great -- plus it was only $9 per pound. Highly recommended!

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Feb 22

Updated 5 days ago

Pot Holes

Be careful on Sayre between Higgins and Gregory. Potholes are very deep,infact the whole street is in need of repaving.

  • Yes, and it is not right. I am not even talking far south, am talking 15th street south. I wonder how bad far south is. Even cell phone coverage gets crappy in Austin neighborhood. Why is that?

  • who knows!

5 days ago

New boutique in Jefferson Park opens Saturday

I AM TRENDII Boutique opens this Saturday, July 26, from 10 am to 6 pm at 4760 N. Milwaukee Ave. (located just south of Lawrence). The store's ad from Nadig Newspapers is in included in this post. Please mention that you saw the ad. After you visit the store, please stop by JEFF FEST at the park, 4822 N. Long Ave.

5 days ago

Consider visiting Paschke Art Center on way to JEFF FEST on July 25 to 27

Please stop by the Ed Paschke Art Center, 5415 W. Higgins Ave. (near Milwaukee Avenue) on your way to JEFF FEST this evening. Art center is open daily until 7 p.m. (free admission). Fest starts at 6 p.m. (enter near park pool, $7 admission). And tonight only: free festival admission if "jeff" is in your name (must show i.d. to qualify, July 25 only). Cover band Shape Shifter hits stage at 8:30 tonight. Lagunitas and Lake Effect brews. Gale Street Inn and Fischman's food truck among eating options. Drum circle returns to JEFF FEST this year on Sat. and Sun. JEFF Fest program can be downloaded at:


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