23 hours ago

Updated 3 min ago

Ald. Nicholas Sposato's Service Office From the 38th Ward to your kitchen table

What's wrong with the above account which commented twice today in a Portage Park thread. The above account was open in 2012 and up to May 2014 events held in Ald. Sposato's 36th Ward were occasionally posted. When did Ald Sposato take over the 38th Ward? Guess Sposato doesn't need to earn the support of the 38th Ward voters he just moves in. Hay Nick how bout showing 38th Ward voters and 38th Ald Cullerton a little respect?

  • Transparent Me Retired public servant

    Gary, I'm asking you to follow me for a moment: If you lived in Sposato's 36 Ward and you wanted to contact the 36th Ward Service Office about a city service and you googled 36 Ward office - you would be directed to "the official 36 Ward web site where...

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    Gary, I'm asking you to follow me for a moment: If you lived in Sposato's 36 Ward and you wanted to contact the 36th Ward Service Office about a city service and you googled 36 Ward office - you would be directed to "the official 36 Ward web site where we are here to help" . When you click on the site would you be surprised to find that located on the upper right is a big red Donate Button? I think you are giving Sposato more credit than he deserves.

  • WTF Minerva?

1 hour ago

Updated 16 min ago

Did you lose a Ventra card?

I found a Ventra card that is registered and has a balance on it. If you lost it and can identify it (it is nicknamed), please PM me.

9 hours ago

Updated 16 min ago

36th ward aldermanic election candidate information

My home address was changed from the 38th ward to the 36th ward without any input
from me. Now I have an alderman that I did not elect. I see lots of information about the 38th and 45th wards. I need some information about the candidates for the 36th ward.
Help!

  • Thanks, patty melt. I actually had reps for two candidates come to my door last weekend, but they weren't aware of any forums.

  • Pattymelt.

3 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Bad Neighbors in Portage Park

What do I do with bad neighbors living next door to me. Noone likes them since they are not friendly at all. They have stalked me, continually park their cars sooo close to me that I cannot open up my hatchback door and many other things too long to post. They have threatened me and my dog while walking where I even wet my pants. I have called the police and waited 4 hrs. on the nite of the incident...

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What do I do with bad neighbors living next door to me. Noone likes them since they are not friendly at all. They have stalked me, continually park their cars sooo close to me that I cannot open up my hatchback door and many other things too long to post. They have threatened me and my dog while walking where I even wet my pants. I have called the police and waited 4 hrs. on the nite of the incident of threat with no response. They want me to move since I am the first neighbor speaking out for the rest who are sooo tired of all their drama in sooo many years. The police know them very well since they have been there on many, many occasions but not with me. I heard that making a complaint with Arena won't get me anywhere from previous complaints people made on different incidents. Will going to the Caps meetings help me? I will not move since I love my apt. and the area and all the neighbors except for them. I will not bow down to them.

5 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

A Walk to Two Grocers

Time to fire up the new blog. If you would like to have your business be it brick and mortar or home or virtual featured please IM me or leave a comment.

http://www.linkedlocalnetwork.com/blog/2015/01/25/a-walk-to-two-grocers/

5 hours ago

Register for a free class at Chicago Muay Thai!

Hi everyone, we are 2 weeks away from opening our doors to the public for our free trial class! Many of you have been asking if you can take both Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai, and the answer is yes! We definitely want you to participate in what suits you.

You can register by clicking this link:
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New members will be prompted to fill in information. Any questions, feel free to ask!

10 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Commercial transportation for seniors who can't walk well

If you have senior who can't walk more than 25 feet with a walker, and can't use stairs anyone have first hand knowledge of a company that can come over scoop the senior up get them into their van transport to a local doctor's visit then bring them back after the appointment and deposit the senior back into their place at home? The senior isn't obese or crappping their pants, or have any medical devices connected to them. They just aren't as mobile as they once were, but do not use a wheelchair, yet.

11 hours ago

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19 hours ago

2 days ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Woman going door to door for "utility board"

There was an attractive asian woman going door to door last night on 2700 Mont Clare- she said she was with some sort of "utility board" and asked if we got a letter from a utility.. Long story made short- she asked to see a utility bill from my house My thought is that if she could get peoples information about their utility or their account number then at some point maybe the company she worked for could switch your service. I would err on the side of caution if this woman comes to your house. I didn't show her a bill and would advise people not to. Not sure what she was up to.

  • Norma Bolante married , 6 grown sons and daughters,3 dogs,6 hens

    She is switching gas or electric,,she may give you a good rate or not .u can go on the net .and change co on your own.utility

  • HoneyBadger resident

    Poked my head out of my apartment and saw woman with a clipboard and two men standing behind her on other side of locked door in vestibule. Was 7:30pm. Red flag. Young woman gave me a bouncy, "Hi; how are you?" and I said, "not well" and she asked, "Oh;...

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    Poked my head out of my apartment and saw woman with a clipboard and two men standing behind her on other side of locked door in vestibule. Was 7:30pm. Red flag. Young woman gave me a bouncy, "Hi; how are you?" and I said, "not well" and she asked, "Oh; what's the matter"?". Red flag number two. Bye bye. I was feeling fine - whole thing was suspicious. Not the first time this has happened, similar scenario, possibly the third in a couple years. I'm lucid and conduct my own business according to my needs - not door to door in this day and age.

  • Agree it was suspicious. She also came to my house. Asked me how many dogs I have which I found weird. Didn't let her in my house. Found it odd she could not give me a number or website.

4 days ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Decent crowd at the 38th alderman forum

Thoughts and reactions?

30 hours ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Brisket from Barn and Company

Though we are closest to Blue line I happen to really like the slower, farther away, snaking through the North side Brown line which the 80 gets me to easily, has elevators for us old and infirmed folks and from which you can actually see where you are.

http://brisketinchicago.blogspot.com/2015/01/brisket-from-barn-and-company.html

I am also told we might be getting a serious BBQ place closer to us soon.

2 days ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Apartement for Rent

Portage Park (Chicago) - Laramie & Hutchinson
Owner Occupied - 3-Unit Brick Building - 3rd Floor
Eat in Kitchen
Spacious Bedroom with His & Her closets
Second Bedroom or Den
Sunny Living Area
Generous Bathroom
Enclosed Private Back Porch/Sun Room
Backyard with Grill
Heat & Laundry Included
Easy street parking
2 Blocks from Portage Park
Good for single or couple
$900
(773) 283-2446

6 days ago

Updated 28 hours ago

Cleaning Lady/ies

I'm looking for a cleaning lady. She brings good vacuum and mop. I'll provide the rest of the cleaning products. We are even looking for a pair that would clean together perhaps. Probably once a month, possibly more often. Needs good references and experience.
Looking to pay by hour.

31 hours ago

Updated 29 hours ago

Apartements for Rent?

Anyone know of any apartments for rent? We loved our place, but unfortunately, he raised the rent by way too much. We are looking around the neighborhood and craigslist, but if anyone knows of anything, please let me know. I love Portage park! Thanks!

  • I though I posted but it didn't go through. Thank you guys. We are searching the neighborhood looking for rent signs. I have checked craigslist, but only one popped up that can be a potential. Thank you OMG for the newspaper link...I am texting and calling away! =)

  • Jane in Irving Park Dog walker extraordinaire

    Padmapper

3 days ago

Updated 31 hours ago

  • I hate irresponsible dog owners who make the rest of us look bad. I'm all for ticketing them, though I wonder how they plan to identify the offenders caught on camera. It's not like dogs have license plates. Security seems like a better idea. But please, with tickets! People who don't clean up after their dogs don't care if you put up signs. If your enforcement has no teeth, it's not going to work on these jerks.

  • Nice. using "teeth" in a dog thread

34 hours ago

Updated 33 hours ago

What is in a name? Murder? You're Killing us!!!

Yet the trolls continue to respond in a manner to support the muderers and drug dealers but now I am being redundent in triplicate.

http://heyjackass.com/category/2014-chicago-crime-murder-stats/

  • Forest Glen Vince

    Nothing like a cup of morning crazy.

34 hours ago

Nadig Newspaper

You can usually pick up a free nadig at the Mc Donalds on Milwaukee at Gale st. on Wednesday mornings

34 hours ago

Thank You Candidates, Audience and Volunteers

The PPNA would like to thank all of the candidates for taking the time to participate in the 38th Ward Aldermanic Forum. The audience easily topped 200 and it was standing room only. Thank you to the attendees for making the event successful. A special thanks to Father Paul Seaman for granting us use of the St Pascal gymnasium, The Filament Theatre for assisting us with the microphones and sound. And of course, great thanks to our Moderator Eric Zorn of the Chicago Tribune.

35 hours ago

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2 days ago

Updated 47 hours ago

Nadig Newspaper

Where can I conveniently pick up the Press every week? Parking around their office is impossible and we haven't had a newspaper delivered to the house in over 2 years. Whatever happened to kids getting a newspaper route? My two boys had routes for years during their junior high school days before they were old enough to get "real" jobs and it taught them responsibility that fared them well into adulthood.

  • Portage Grounds has them delivered weekly. You can get them there.

  • Retired concerned citizen

    I got it for free a couple of times at Elly's but no papers were there this past Wednesday. I'll try Walgreen's next week. Thanks.

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Oak Street Health???

Anybody know why there was so much police activity? Why they closed so early?

  • Per the scanner someone called in a threat saying that they were going to shoot the place up. CPD was in the process of evacuating the place around 3:40pm

  • Scanner Nerd

    Scanner Nerd to the rescue!

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Sweet!

Coming soon to Six Corners!

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Gas Down Brisket Up

Even before I have managed to exude a sense of need for a Texas BBQ Joint in The Six Corners we have to deal with this temporary price flutuation.

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/bbq-joints-fired-up-over-brisket-shortage/

  • JimmyMac's Catheter

    Ignored for 23 hours per usual.

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

shots heard at merrimac?

Around 8pm I was facing my N side window and heard shots in the direction of Merrimac Pk. Can anyone verify this? About 7 shots in no pattern but all lasted about 15 secs. First was loud then last ones were a little more distant but close. I am by Waveland and Naraganset. I didn't hear any sirens and it was not car backfire or fireworks. Thanks

  • JimmyMac's Catheter

    It was a backfire or fireworks.

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Campaign Signs - no permission.

So I thought to put a campaign sign on someone's property you had to have their permission? Did this change? We came home from a walk the other day and there was an OMAR AQUINO sign on our neighbors lawn. Our neighbors do not live in the house and it is currently boarded up but the house is far from abandoned. I asked them if they gave permission for the sign and they said no. So my question to the...

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So I thought to put a campaign sign on someone's property you had to have their permission? Did this change? We came home from a walk the other day and there was an OMAR AQUINO sign on our neighbors lawn. Our neighbors do not live in the house and it is currently boarded up but the house is far from abandoned. I asked them if they gave permission for the sign and they said no. So my question to the Aquino campaign is why would I vote for you if you cannot even follow simple campaign rules? I you'd like to get your message out to my neighbors contact me directly (I head up our block club) and we can set up a meeting. Another candidate has already reached out in this way. I don't know if I personally will vote for him yet but I do know that I appreciate that he would rather talk with myself and my community than slapping a sign where he thinks no one will care.

  • Good Afternoon neighbors! Thank you for bringing this to our attention. I am proud to say that my great volunteers only put up signs when they receive explicit permission from a resident or business owner. If one of our volunteers has placed a yard sign in an inappropriate place, please...

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    Good Afternoon neighbors! Thank you for bringing this to our attention. I am proud to say that my great volunteers only put up signs when they receive explicit permission from a resident or business owner. If one of our volunteers has placed a yard sign in an inappropriate place, please reach out to our campaign office at (773) 844-9481. We will remove the sign immediately.

    Alonso, Chris and Omar are all smart guys and I have the utmost respect for all three. I do believe I am the best candidate and I look forward to discussing why at the debate on February 5th. The 36th Ward deserves more than finger pointing and name calling though. Lets make sure that yard signs are placed appropriately, but after that can we please discuss issues that are relevant to our neighbors. Thank You!

  • Laymaneers Constant Vigilance

    Finger pointing? Hmmm...I see this as an issue...a big one in fact, because if you (general term for candidate) can not follow simple rules during a campaign how can I trust you to listen to and take care of my needs once in office? I'm happy to boast that our...

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    Finger pointing? Hmmm...I see this as an issue...a big one in fact, because if you (general term for candidate) can not follow simple rules during a campaign how can I trust you to listen to and take care of my needs once in office? I'm happy to boast that our block is an active community that has worked WITH our current Alderman (Tim Cullerton) to find solutions for problems from cleaning up a vacant house and aiding the city in evicting gangbangers from rentals in the area. These solutions have benefitted not only our block but the community as a whole.

    Speaking for my house, we are looking for an Alderman who takes our concerns, no matter the severity, seriously and is willing to work with us to find solutions instead of trivializing them.

    Gilbert, I appreciate that you took the time to write here today and I look forward to hearing why you feel you are the best candidate. Your campaign manager has been in touch with me and we are trying to set up date and time for you to address our block club as well as Chris and Alonso.

Dec 24

Updated 2 days ago

Mature English speaking women looking for full time child care

Hello, Looking for a good family match for full time child care M-F from newborns to school age. Please contact me.

2 days ago

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2 days ago

Lost Pitbulls

There were 2 stray pit bulls running loose in Gompers Park for most of Thursday. They were finally picked up by Animal Control. They were friendly enough. If you know of anyone missing their pit, have them check it out.

2 days ago

3 days ago

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Home Internet Service?

Hi --
We're moving from North Center to Portage Park in the next couple of weeks and need to change our wifi provider. It looks like Comcast might be our only option at the new place? We'd love to avoid them if possible, though. Any internet service provider tips?

  • We use AT&T U-verse for our internet and television service. Love them! No wires

  • Ramona's idea worked like a charm. My husband called saying he wanted to cancel and he was switched to the retention department. A very nice lady who asked "How can I make you my most satisfied customer today?" We cut our home phone minutes to 200/month which took 70 bucks off the bill for 12 months. She said sales won't transfer a call to her unless you ask for retention or mention cancellation. Kind of dumb way to work it, but there ya go.

Oct 31

Updated 3 days ago

Catch Basins Cleaning

I had recently seen a list of posts from May - Aug about flooded basements and plumbing services and serveral people had suggested A J Sewer in Wheeling. I live in Portage Park and was having problems for awhile a finally called them. They were very professional from the woman on the phone to the guy that cleaned the catch basin out with the suction hose and the guys that rodded the pipes. I am telling eveyone I know about the great service. I was tired of pumping water out of the basement and just as they finished, it started to rain. AH what a relief.

THANKS A J SERWER

  • Is there anyone here who can provide me with a recommendation on a plumber/sewer service that is expert with catch basins and perhaps do the rerouting to orphan it? Please reply or PM me. Thank you so much!

  • kitty -- get three bids. IMO there's a somewhat standard charge by all the companies for standard sewer jobs. Because labor is about 80% of the cost and they all pay their workers the same. The only variable is the degree to which the bidder departs from the typical charge based on taking a squint at you and your possessions.

3 days ago

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4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Dog adoption

We adopter a puppy from Chicago canine rescue and could not be more pleased.I don't know if they give a home inspection always we did'nt have one.Our dog was up on all her shots and neutred.We knew what dog we wanted by going to their web site. . The fee was $300.00 well spent.

  • We adopted our dog there and they are great! They dropped her off at our house, but didn't really inspect it. I guess they get an idea if it is a good home just by looking at it and talking to you. We love our dog!!!

Oct 30

Updated 3 days ago

Garrido or Arena?

Garrido or Arena
lease give an educated fact based answer, not just bash the candidates.

  • Nightspots

    Hi Shot and Beer Guy. How is the drooling wifey?

  • Dirk Portage Park

    Looks like the anti-Arena trolls have arrived!

Jan 14

Updated 3 days ago

Considering purchasing a home in Portage Park

Hi, We are considering leaving Ravenswood for Portage Park and looking for input on how other 'transplants' feel about the area. My husband and I have a son and this would be our first home purchase. Any insight about the area (especially in comparison to Ravenswood/Lincoln Square) would be appreciated!

  • Deutsch portage36

    PP is attracting people from all over the city (ravenswood, lakeview, logan square etc..) Why? because its reasonably safe, and you can get more bang for your buck as far as homes are concerned. People can rant and rave all they want, about how much crime there is here. After...

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    PP is attracting people from all over the city (ravenswood, lakeview, logan square etc..) Why? because its reasonably safe, and you can get more bang for your buck as far as homes are concerned. People can rant and rave all they want, about how much crime there is here. After 34 years, I can tell you PP, Jefferson Park and Dunning are great and i'm happy to be in Portage Park. I don't need to see statistics. Portage Park is awesome because i say so, and many others are starting to catch on.

  • it really does seem to make a huge difference where exactly in pp you live and where you came from before living here. I grew up farther north and west, not much farther, but in the city a couple of miles makes a huge difference. The area of pp I live in is a complete nightmare. But sure it pales in comparison to wicker park or uptown in crime stats.

Jul 19

Updated 3 days ago

Dishwasher repair person?

Can anyone recommend someone?

  • Ravens Yes.I can fix that.

    Yes for diswasher guy, also the drawer guy. Have my own house, I've repaired all manner of domicile dilemmas. 312-890-7558.

  • Ravens Yes.I can fix that.

    I have two giant chairs (thrones) custom built for sale, also a dog bed. Hundreds of CD's for sale from ABBA to ZZ top, from THE CLASH to JOHNNY CASH. If you like music, you'll enjoy this. Phone # 312-890-7558. All prices negotiable. Please no BOZO's

3 days ago

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