Jan 11

Updated 9 min ago

Question

Those of you who are still talking/texting on your cell phone while driving, in spite of it being illegal for more than a year, would you please explain your reasoning? I'm just curious.

  • Paula, Belmont Terrace 9-year resident

    Dan,
    Which bus terminal are you referring to? Is this at Jeff Park?

  • Dan Bihler 40 plus years construction experience.

    Yes it is, 25 million dollars worth.. I can't figure it out it looks fine to me. danamalb@yahoo.com

3 days ago

Updated 39 min ago

45th Ward "Debates" Tonight

OMG, you guys see how many mouthbreathers were there tonight? Seats downstairs were about 2/3rds full and there had to have been at least a hundred. Droves of satin blackhawks jackets and Payless dirty gymshoes. What's happened to this Ward? Where did the class go to? Niles and Morton Grove?

8 hours ago

Updated 46 min ago

Anybody But Arena!

I was sent a link to a page called Anyone but Arena. At this point I am undecided on who I will vote for. But I do know it will not be John Arena. I think this page is a great idea. We need to band together and vote for the other 3 candidates. The vote needs to be split so Arena does not get 51% on Feb 24. Better yet hopefully one of the other 3 will take it...

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I was sent a link to a page called Anyone but Arena. At this point I am undecided on who I will vote for. But I do know it will not be John Arena. I think this page is a great idea. We need to band together and vote for the other 3 candidates. The vote needs to be split so Arena does not get 51% on Feb 24. Better yet hopefully one of the other 3 will take it and win feb 24th. It is predicted to be Arena and Garrido in the run off. At this point I will take Garrido or either of the other 2. Please get out and vote and spread the word that we need to vote on Feb 24th for Anyone but John Arena! I am not sure if links are allowed here so please go to facebook and search Anyone But Arena, Thank You!

34 hours ago

Updated 47 min ago

Looking for Line Cook & Wait Staff

Local Irish pub restaurant looking to hire locals. Experience required with references. Please send your information to galvin5901@aol.com.

4 days ago

Updated 50 min ago

Looking to Adopt a pup

Hi there neighbors! We are looking to adopt a puppy next month and I was wondering if anyone has a suggestion or past experiences to draw upon to help me decide where to adopt. Here are a few facts about us:

-We will only consider adopting. We do not believe in "designer" dogs.
-We have a large yard with 8' high fencing.
-We are adamant about getting a young puppy so that we can peacefully introduce it to our 2...

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Hi there neighbors! We are looking to adopt a puppy next month and I was wondering if anyone has a suggestion or past experiences to draw upon to help me decide where to adopt. Here are a few facts about us:

-We will only consider adopting. We do not believe in "designer" dogs.
-We have a large yard with 8' high fencing.
-We are adamant about getting a young puppy so that we can peacefully introduce it to our 2 cats and 4 chickens. The dog MUST get along with the other animals and be able to be in their presence unsupervised without threat.
-We are looking for a large breed with protective instincts.
-We are looking to spend no more than $300 for adoption fees.

If you've adopted, I'd love to hear what your experience was. Did you have a good experience? A negative experience? Why? Any HELPFUL comments are appreciated. All off topic comments will be ignored.

Thank you!

2 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Gladstone Plaza is finally getting its long awaited upgrade!

After several years of vacancy and dilapidated condition, the Gladstone Plaza is finally getting its long awaited upgrade!

Construction has been ongoing for the past few weeks!

After successfully negotiating a plan with the Department of Planning & Development and the developers, Revision, we can finally bring this parcel online and activated with business tenants!

3 hours ago

St. Constance School Open House Tomorrow!

Join us for a reception, and Open House on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 11:30 am t0 1pm. The Open House will feature a Health, Social Studies and Literature Fair, and Book Fair as well.

12 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Update: Long/Argyle

As a neighbor who is not in favor of up zoning this parcel, I called the alderman's office to get an update. It seems there is no current proposal by the developer. Whew! Just wanted to throw that out there as it seems many people are actively worried that a project is in the works. It is not; it is stalled.

  • Maybe it's in the water supply?

  • Ryan Richter Transportation Planner in Jefferson Park

    That initial concept in the Press was not even an official proposal anyway.

36 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Amish Grocery Store in the City

I've seen many threads where neighbors are looking for good quality, organic foods and grass fed meats. A small store in Ukrainian Village features Amish products and the prices are really great.

Find out more on Grocery Gal: http://grocerygalblog.com/amish-healthy-foods/

  • A&K

    I have seen only two threads asking for good quality meats and veggies. I see far more complaints about how much low quality food costs. Including one about finding cheaper meat compared to jewel. You get what you pay for. We get ours from the family farms that come to...

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    I have seen only two threads asking for good quality meats and veggies. I see far more complaints about how much low quality food costs. Including one about finding cheaper meat compared to jewel. You get what you pay for. We get ours from the family farms that come to the farmers market. All of the meat is ethically raised and processed. The costs are only slightly higher. A pound of chicken runs $6-$7. The veggies are non-gmo and little or no pesticide.

    Whole foods step 4 is also a good choice. However, even step one is far better quality compared to jewel. The up front cost to switch to non-gmo and organic food was costly. Now that it's done our food bills are very reasonable.

  • Forest Glen Vince

    Remember that movie where Harrison Ford nailed the Amish girl?

13 hours ago

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28 hours ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Jefferson Park Transit Center To Get $25M Renovation

The $25 million renovation of the transit center at 4917 N. Milwaukee Ave. — which includes stops for nearly a dozen buses, the Chicago Transit Authority's Blue Line and Metra's Union Pacific Northwest Line, is expected to include an improved bus turn-around, new canopies, lighting, escalators and stairs, officials said.

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150123/jefferson-park/jefferson-park-transit-center-renovation-get-5m-from-tif-districts

The Renovation will be funded in part by $5M from the Jefferson Park and Portage Park TIF Districts.

During the station renovation, a new crosswalk will be installed across Milwaukee Avenue, Brugh said. Plans for the crosswalk have been in the works since May 2013, when 45th Ward residents set aside $125,000 of Arena's discretionary budget for the project.

19 hours ago

Truck Driver-

A truck driver was driving along on! the freeway. A sign comes up that reads,
"Low bridge ahead." Before he knows it, the bridge is right ahead of him and
he gets stuck under the bridge. Cars are backed up for miles. Finally, a
police car comes up. The cop gets out of his car and walks around to the
truck driver, puts his hands on his hips and says, "Got stuck, huh?"
The truck driver says, "No, I was delivering this bridge and ran out of gas."

36 hours ago

Updated 22 hours ago

OLV Open House

Join OLV this Sunday for our Open House; see old friends, meet new people, and check out what a wonderful job the students did on their Science Fair Projects which will be on display. Come check us out and become apart of Our family. Registration will be open.

  • JimmyMac's Catheter

    Yes go there for one year before it closes.

  • Retired concerned citizen

    Positive thinker, aren't you?

  • AnnabelleBlue Proud teacher & active mom who loves our hood :)

    Black Sheep is JaKenji, one of alderman Arena's friends who creates a numerous accounts to anonymously bash people & places for some sadistic pleasure. Pay him no attention.

3 days ago

Updated 26 hours ago

Kouk's Closed?

My husband and I went there the other day, and it was closed. I peeked inside and the place looked cleaned out. There was no sign on the window with any explanation. My husband called the number to see if maybe there was an answering machine message with some sort of clarification, but the number was disconnected.

Does anyone know what happened??

  • Oh wow! That is a shame. I didn't go often, as it wasn't close to me, but when I did, I enjoyed the coffee and browsing.

    Well, best of luck to them!

  • They told me they are going to remodel.

Jan 06

Updated 28 hours ago

Lavergne blocked at Montrose

I probably have missed the reasoning for this, but I'd really love to know how you have the juice to close down a street just to park your crane? I see no work being done in the spot, yet the crane sits there between two sets of fencing?

  • I have been here for a couple of Years, Kenji's stupid accts are all new

  • Update on the original subject of the thread....On about Jan 10 the little crane disappeared. On about Jan 14 a bigger one showed up. On about Jan 16 a much bigger one was added. This one with a hole digging auger that looks about seven feet in diameter. That must be the one that will be doing the main work for the next six months.

34 hours ago

Updated 31 hours ago

Zoning committee defers hearing on medical marijuana dispensary on Montrose

Council committee defers hearing on proposed medical marijuana dispensary on Montrose, as questions remain about possible plans for nearby parking lot on Pensacola, a side street in the Triangle neighborhood; committee approves retail-residential project at Lawrence/Austin.
http://nadignewspapers.com/2015/01/21/committee-defers-hearing-on-bid-for-marijuana-dispensary/

  • JimmyMac's Catheter

    Yes put it by Jackie H. and the other Triangle witches! They hate seniors, they will love this!

  • My upstairs neighbor is not going to like competition coming into the neighborhood . . . on the other hand maybe he'll move to another neighborhood, in another state, in another country.

2 days ago

Updated 34 hours ago

Golf and Old Age lol

Arthur is 90 years old. He's played golf every day since his retirement 25 years ago. One day he arrives home looking downcast.

"That's it," he tells his wife. "I'm giving up golf. My eyesight has got so bad that once I'd hit the ball I couldn't see where it went."

His wife sympathizes and makes him a cup of tea. As they sit down she says, "Why don't you take my brother with you and give it one more...

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Arthur is 90 years old. He's played golf every day since his retirement 25 years ago. One day he arrives home looking downcast.

"That's it," he tells his wife. "I'm giving up golf. My eyesight has got so bad that once I'd hit the ball I couldn't see where it went."

His wife sympathizes and makes him a cup of tea. As they sit down she says, "Why don't you take my brother with you and give it one more try."

"That's no good" sighs Arthur. "Your brother's a hundred and three. He can't help."

"He may be a hundred and three", says the wife, "but his eyesight is perfect."

So the next day Arthur heads off to the golf course with his brother-in-law. He tees up, takes an almighty swing and squints down the fairway.

He turns to the brother-in-law. "Did you see the ball?"

"Of course I did!"

"Where did it go?" says Arthur.

"I can't remember."

35 hours ago

Updated 34 hours ago

OLV Pasta Dinner

Join us for a delicious dinner with family and friends...OLV Pasta Dinner tickets are now on sale. Order in advance to reserve your seat today! You can purchase tickets at the school office, over the phone at 773-283-2229, online at www.olvchicago.org , or at the door the night of the event.
Hope to see you tomorrow night!!!

  • JimmyMac's Catheter

    It will give them money until they close in a year.

3 days ago

Updated 35 hours ago

Great Indian food in Jeff Park/Portage Park

Any recommendations? I know of great ones outside of the neighborhood but would love closer to us.

  • I like Himshikar very much. Kent is right that it's Nepalese/Himalayan, not what you might think of as purely Indian food. Still, someone with a hankering for aloo mahkani and naan will be able to find plenty to like about it.

  • Brian eater, drinker

    Huge fan of Himshikar. We order in from them with embarrassing frequency. They have some good Himalayan options, but they also have plenty of excellent Indian standards. Definitely worth checking out.

37 hours ago

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3 days ago

Updated 46 hours ago

Masons and Bricklayers Wanted

My friend is looking for job seekers. His post is below for anyone interested.

"My company is looking for experienced bricklayers, stonemasons, and masonry laborers. We work year round, including all winter. Our projects are typically located on the north side of Chicago and the suburban north-shore area. Must have own transportation and be willing to work on Saturday.
If interested please contact me at lukas@solve-construction.com. Mowimy po Polsku."

2 days ago

Next time your are at the Jefferson Park fieldhouse, you may want to look for this piece of history

Plaque is located on a concrete base in the ground near a tree on Long Avenue, just south of Higgins Avenue.
http://nadignewspapers.com/2015/01/22/history-found-on-former-club-that-installed-veterans-plaque/

2 days ago

Youth Company Chicago is opening a second location in Jeff Park!

Jefferson Park's hugely successful Youth Company Chicago is opening a second location in Jeff Park to meet the needs of adults and children. Windy City Music Theatre will open a new location at 4766 N. Milwaukee and will offer literature based musical theatre classes and performances in addition to their childrens' programming. http://www.youthcompanychicago.org/

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

break in on the 4400 block of N Lamon

someone broke into my house yesterday, around 12.30 pm, while i was at work. i have awesome neighbors that watch out for each other, and they noticed the guy ringing my bell and then walking down the gang way to the back. they called 911 and the cops were able to catch this thug coming out the back door with my things. apparently there was another break in on my block a week ago. be careful!

2 days ago

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Monday 7p oriole school

2 days ago

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3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Nursing Home LOL

Once upon a time there was an elderly gentleman suffering from Alzheimer's. His wife of 40 years loved him very much, but she couldn't handle him any longer. He would wander about, never knowing where he was or, sometimes, even who he was. She decided to take him to a nursing home.

At the nursing home, while the wife was filling out paperwork, a nurse had the gentleman sit in a chair. Suddenly the man started slowly leaning to his...

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Once upon a time there was an elderly gentleman suffering from Alzheimer's. His wife of 40 years loved him very much, but she couldn't handle him any longer. He would wander about, never knowing where he was or, sometimes, even who he was. She decided to take him to a nursing home.

At the nursing home, while the wife was filling out paperwork, a nurse had the gentleman sit in a chair. Suddenly the man started slowly leaning to his left. The nurse ran over and put a pillow on his left side to prop him up. A few minutes later, he started leaning to his right. The nurse ran over and put a pillow on his right side. Then he started leaning forward. This time the nurse strapped him into the chair.

After completing the paperwork, his wife walked up to him and asked, "So are you sure this place is okay?"

"It's okay," he said, "but why won't they let me fart?

2 days ago

Jan 17

Updated 3 days ago

Great handyman

I was given a flyer at a town meeting when I met the gentleman. Recently I moved a tenant downstairs into the garden apartment. Upon moving their first day a water line busted due to the weather. The water caused alot of damage. Ill called the gentleman on the flyer and within hours he was there. He managed to fix the broken line and a broken valve. I wasnt aware of the mold damge that had accumulated there and he...

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I was given a flyer at a town meeting when I met the gentleman. Recently I moved a tenant downstairs into the garden apartment. Upon moving their first day a water line busted due to the weather. The water caused alot of damage. Ill called the gentleman on the flyer and within hours he was there. He managed to fix the broken line and a broken valve. I wasnt aware of the mold damge that had accumulated there and he right away removed all mold and made me feel safe again. He was very reliable, professional and did a wonderdul job, a at a reasonable cost. Wish there where more hanyman like him. Definitely putting his card on fridge for emergencies. Here is his info Steve Mancini (773)507- 4415

  • That was a little unexpected but appreciated much I'm a father everything I do is for my kids you guys on here are amazing believe it or not I have been hired more than 200 times from the neighbors on here I have also been on here since the day...

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    That was a little unexpected but appreciated much I'm a father everything I do is for my kids you guys on here are amazing believe it or not I have been hired more than 200 times from the neighbors on here I have also been on here since the day everyblock came back. I am willing to admit that last year we had more calls than ever and if anyone got missed for something we said we would do message me and we will make it right by giving you a free gutter clean and apology

  • Steve—I am one of your recent satisfied customers, having found your information on Everyblock last Fall. You came and fixed a gutter problem and we were very happy with your work, your price and the way you conduct your business. You even came back and brought paint from your own...

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    Steve—I am one of your recent satisfied customers, having found your information on Everyblock last Fall. You came and fixed a gutter problem and we were very happy with your work, your price and the way you conduct your business. You even came back and brought paint from your own supply to make our project look even better. So I'm happy that many people are being fair and thoughtful before judging, and to have found you through this site. Continued good luck on your business, we'll be in touch with more jobs soon, I'm sure!

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Archdiocese formally asks area parochial schools to consolidate

Saint Tarcissus, Saint Cornelius, Saint Constance, Saint Thecla, Saint Pascal and Our Lady of Victory are on the list. Changes could be in place by fall of 2016.
http://nadignewspapers.com/2015/01/21/archdiocese-asks-six-area-parochial-schools-to-join-consolidation-plan-changes-could-be-in-place-by-fall-of-2016/

  • It's a pity but also realistic. Parents will naturally go to stronger schools, which makes them stronger, and the cycle continues. We compared OLV to St Eds and it was obvious St Eds was the stronger school. We're at Belding now and couldn't be happier but it's tough for a lot of the old Catholic schools.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Great Auto Repair Shop--M&M Auto Repair

I recently had my car serviced at M&M Auto Clinic and I highly recommend them. Mike used to work at the Citgo on Naragansett and my husband was a regular customer. This was the first time for my car, but I will be a regular customer from now on. Polite, great communication, excellent pricing.

http://www.mmautoclinic.com/

5748 W Higgins Ave
Chicago, IL 60630
b/t Menard Ave & Mango Ave in Jefferson Park
773-930-3040

  • raven58 long long time portage Parker 54 yrs. strong

    Can you say PETES AUTO ON MILWAUKEE AND Higgins. Awesome service!!!!!!!

Jan 15

Updated 3 days ago

Need Suggestion for Italian Sausage Shop / Polish, too.

I am in need of everyone's assist with suggestions on where to buy good Italian (hot and mild) sausage to cook at home. While on the subject,please ideas for place to buy fresh and smoked kielbasa. Thanks very much in advance for your help! Stay warm!

  • Yes sir. Thanks for the kind words about Lou, I miss her everyday to say the least. Paul lives with my wife and I and has done so since my parents passed in 2001.

  • Thanks for the recommendations for Ellengee

Dec 14

Updated 3 days ago

Everyblock has been so much better in about the last week

Everyblock has been so much better in about the last week without all those trolls putting up comments that are nasty, insulting or off topic. There is only one user now that Im suspicious of. I am wondering if Everyblock decided to check out IP addresses and figured out that so many of the accounts were from the same place (Kenji and possibly John A). It is such a pleasure to communicate without that garbage. In the future, if these types of posts come back, we should ALL immediately mute these users and report them to everyblock. Lets not ever tolerate this again in the future. My best to all of you. :)

Jan 06

Updated 3 days ago

Residential Architect Referral

Does anyone have a residential architect they would recommend for a possible 3rd story addition to our 2-story Queen Anne style home?

I found the thread for Jefferson Park helpful but wanted to see if there were others the neighborhood recommends. http://chicago.everyblock.com/local-business/nov17-architect-recommendation-2nd-story-addition-6515257/

  • My brother and I both used Chris George 847-530-0560 or 847-699-8150. Chris does a lot of work on the NW side. He is the best.

  • Jon Hiatt, RA LEED GA Architect in Old Town

    Lauren,
    If you are still looking for an architect, I am a principal of a residential firm in Chicago. Feel free to give us a call and we can discuss you project.

    Jon Hiatt, RA LEED GA
    Hydrant Studio
    1306 N Cleveland Ave
    Chicago, IL 60610
    312.945.6208
    www.hydrantstudio.com

3 days ago

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4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Thanks to M&M Auto Clinic

I recently had my car serviced at M&M Auto Clinic and I highly recommend them. Mike used to work at the Citgo on Naragansett and my husband always had his car serviced by him. This was the first time for my car, but I will be a regular car from now on. Polite, great communication, excellent pricing.

http://www.mmautoclinic.com/

5748 W Higgins Ave
Chicago, IL 60630
b/t Menard Ave & Mango Ave in Jefferson Park
773-930-3040

  • I've taken my car there for years. They always did a good job.

  • raven58 long long time portage Parker 54 yrs. strong

    Can you SAY PETES AUTO on Milwaukee and Higgins 😄!!!!!

3 days ago

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

  • King Tut

    The difference is he is trained on how to properly classify offenses. You are an uninformed gadfly.

  • There is no difference and you obviously have an inferiority complex to resort to name calling when your irrelevant questions are responded to with support. It's a shame that the pinnacle of your existence is to login to everyblock and spend your time changing id names to post commentary on other peoples postings that could careless about your opinions and your off topic insults. You are the epitome of a lonely, bitter and vexatious individual.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Stinky basement foul smell moving through house?

I noticed a smell in my basement a few weeks ago. I really just thought it was a dead mouse / rat since we have that issue going on. So I have been looking for a dead decaying rodent. No luck.

I read on here that the smell may be coming from the floor drain pipes? Can anyone give me more information. The smell is starting to reach the living room and kitchen in the past weeks. Thanks

  • Ding a Ling

    Was he still licensed & bonded?

  • Ed Edward Old Norwood park

    Pour water down all drains, floor ,sinks, tubs, showers. Any drain that does not get water will have the trap dry out eventually. Very common problem with a simple fix- good luck

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