22 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Time to lighten up?

OK then how about just some sillyness.

Being from Texas thing catch me funny that might not others.

Why do women in Chicago wear leg warmers?

To keep their legs warm.

OK so one of my favorite kid jokes since you like did not laugh at that.

Why is six afraid of seven?

Because seven eight nine.

Whatcha got?

15 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Failed Health Inspections

More than 50 licensed Chicago restaurants failed inspections at least three times each this year, a review of city data shows.

Six of the eateries -- Trinity Bar, Taj Mahal, Hana Restaurant, Fischman's Wagyu Wagon, Nueovo Leon Restaurant, and Lawndale Food Market -- each failed four separate health inspections.

Source: http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/chicago-health-inspection-data-2014-286365721.html#ixzz3MP8ohDjI
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  • Read the actual violations, it was just no running water on truck.

  • That's too much work, it's easier to just slam a local gem and move on quickly for the sake of being provocative on EB.

3 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Potbelly's and Eros Brewery and Restaurant coming to the 45th Ward!

I'd like to thank all the folks who came out last night for the community meeting to discuss 2 new developments in the 45th Ward. Eros Brewery and Restaurant and Centrum Partners.

Centrum Partners gave an update about changes to their plans for the commercial & residential development at Keeler/Irving Park/Avondale. Requirement to make all residential ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) along with announcing the retail space would be hosting Potbelly's.

Eros will bring an investment of $5M to a long dormant former Masonic Temple across for the Irving Park YMCA. The 125 Seat brewpub/cider house/restaurant will open in spring of 2016.

Plans will be available at www.ward45.org in the next few days.

4 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Chase away January Blues with Paperwhites

Need January Cheer? I plant Paperwhites. Paperwhite-Narcissus can be bought at most places that sell plants. I place my bulbs in a tall mason jar with some rocks on the bottom and cover about half of the bulb with water. They grow fast and when they bloom the smell is wonderful. They can also be grouped together in a container. A very inexpensive last minute gift. Here are more directions: http://www.whiteflowerfarm.com/growing-paperwhite-narcissus-bulbs.html.

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Nov 12

Updated 15 hours ago

  • Oh sorry I was thinking of the lyric "Celebrate good times come on" -- Celebration.

  • "Celebration" was on my "No Dice" playlist, along with all the other wedding reception standards.

    And I don't think I ever had a request to play it, thankfully.

Dec 05

Updated 15 hours ago

Argyle and Long Update

During the past week, my office has received several calls and emails regarding a potential project at the empty lot on the northeast corner of Argyle and Long, across the street from the Jefferson Park Metra station.

I want to update you on the status of the site. Right now, there is no pending proposal.

Earlier this year, the owner of the land had proposed a 4 and one-half story, 48-unit development on the site. In late Spring, residents came...

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During the past week, my office has received several calls and emails regarding a potential project at the empty lot on the northeast corner of Argyle and Long, across the street from the Jefferson Park Metra station.

I want to update you on the status of the site. Right now, there is no pending proposal.

Earlier this year, the owner of the land had proposed a 4 and one-half story, 48-unit development on the site. In late Spring, residents came to my office and expressed concerns about the project. I took those concerns back to the property owner, and, at this point, we are waiting on an updated proposal.

I want to assure you that, as with every other zoning change, any proposed zoning change must be presented to residents during a community meeting. I require that anyone seeking a zoning change send a notice to everyone owning property within 500 feet, and we plan those meetings for evening hours at locations in the community.

Once we have a pending proposal for this site, we will schedule that meeting.

Dec 10

Updated 15 hours ago

Free Affordable Care Act/ Health Care Seminar

Is your Tax Refund impacted by Affordable Care act?

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), everyone must have health insurance coverage or meet the qualifications for an exemption.

As a result of the ACA, there are a lot of changes to this year’s tax code, 46 changes to be exact. That’s why we’ve made it a priority to help you learn about the new requirements, how you can enroll in health insurance coverage and what to expect come tax time.

On January 8th from 9am to 9pm all H&R Block office in Chicago will have ACA Specialist on hand to get the answers you need, for free.

No appointment necessary.
No charge.
No reason to wait.

  • Randy Stroller

    So, BM, have you actually paid Comcast to spam and scam us?

  • BM, I was going to make an point by point response picking your most recent response apart. But .... meh. Will just say it is irritating to see a skate on the edge posting then get spun. Yes, you must actually be a Marketer.

2 days ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Christmas tree lots

I'm new to the neighborhood and was wondering if there are any local Christmas tree lots. A few of the elementary schools in my previous neighborhood used to sell trees to raise money for the school and church. I'd like to support the community, if possible. Any suggestions?

  • We just got a great looking 9ft. balsam fir for $35 at the tree lot at St. Cyril and Methodius on Diversey at Long (about 5700 west). The guy had more expensive Frasier firs too. Most of the trees left are about 7 to 8 footers. The guy said he's closing up on Monday night.

  • Polish National Catholics believe in transubstantiation, so it's gotta be just fine.

18 hours ago

23 hours ago

Looking for an energy outlet for your older children during break?

Have them volunteer at Habitat for Humanity's ReStore Chicago! We are currently seeking volunteers aged 16+ for the warehouse as well as to go out on the truck with our driver for donation pickups. Contact Nina, Volunteer Coordinator, at 773-539-6040 for more information.

26 hours ago

Christmas Event

December 23, 2014 St. Cyprian's Food Pantry is having it's last donation event at:
Potbelly, 4207 N Harlem, Norridge, IL (near Harlem & Irving).
25% of sales from 5-8PM will be donated to St. Cyprian's Pantry.
Bring a can of food and get a free cookie or a sample of peppermint shake.
Hope to see you there.

2 days ago

Updated 26 hours ago

New Six Corners Bank of America Branch Opens, Paving Way for Redevelopment

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20141218/portage-park/new-six-corners-bank-of-america-branch-opens-paving-way-for-redevelopment

With the opening of a new Bank of America branch at Six Corners, a plan that promises to reshape the heart of the once-iconic shopping district took another step forward.

Clark Street Development paid more than $10 million to buy the huge Bank of America branch at Irving Park Rd. and Milwaukee and Cicero ave. and a nearby parking lot, and announced plans to tear down the triangular building to make way for a new development of shops and...

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http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20141218/portage-park/new-six-corners-bank-of-america-branch-opens-paving-way-for-redevelopment

With the opening of a new Bank of America branch at Six Corners, a plan that promises to reshape the heart of the once-iconic shopping district took another step forward.

Clark Street Development paid more than $10 million to buy the huge Bank of America branch at Irving Park Rd. and Milwaukee and Cicero ave. and a nearby parking lot, and announced plans to tear down the triangular building to make way for a new development of shops and stores dubbed the Pointe at Six Corners.

To replace its Six Corners location, Bank of America built a new branch at 4737 W. Irving Park Road, which is now open.

Discussions with Ald. John Arena (45th) are ongoing about the development plan for the site, according to Clark Street Development principal Peter Eisenberg.

One of the topics under discussion is whether the project would be allowed to tap the Portage Park Tax Increment Financing District as part of the redevelopment effort, officials said.

The development will boost a years-long effort to revitalize the former retail district, which once drew nearly as many shoppers as the Loop, officials said.

A 2012 city-crafted master plan identified the site as one of the keys to restoring the shopping district to a measure of its former glory.

The master plan recommends a four- or five-story building on the site, to match the height of the Sears store across Irving Park and the Klee Building.

There should be 24,000 square ft. of commercial space on the ground floor of that building and between 50 and 75 residential units on the floors above, according to the master plan.

The development should include a 7,300-square-foot courtyard to allow a public gathering area as well new streets to chop up the massive city blocks into more walkable chunks, according to the master plan.

The project will not include condominiums or apartments.

29 hours ago

Great Handyman

I found a great handyman and highly recommend him. On time, shows up and will tell you the cost before he starts. He did all kinds of odds and ends for me which is a huge help.
AND he COMMUNICATES! Geesh, half of them tell you yes but then you never hear from them. This guy is great and in the neighborhood. Call him. Scott Best Priced Handyman Services 312-399-8727

5 days ago

Updated 30 hours ago

Topic: Elected School Board Forum

I am starting this as a seperate thread because it seems to be one of the major issues in the upcoming mayoral and aldermanic elections.

We have discussed it before here and on the reddits.

My current simple level of ideas at a personal level are:

1. Local education is important to me because words are better than resulting to other forms of violence.

2. Education has the potential to build the workers who will build this city in the...

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I am starting this as a seperate thread because it seems to be one of the major issues in the upcoming mayoral and aldermanic elections.

We have discussed it before here and on the reddits.

My current simple level of ideas at a personal level are:

1. Local education is important to me because words are better than resulting to other forms of violence.

2. Education has the potential to build the workers who will build this city in the future. Workers for me includes everyone since I am a cooperative kind of guy.

3. Local is important to me because I just like things local and walkable.

4. That there never has been an elected school board that actually had the authourity to budget and change the system even though there was a so called electd school board.

  • Most judges end-up serving life-long terms, because most voters lack the knowledge to evaluate them and tend to check the yes box. Not good.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    So Hera, you think we should not have an elected school board because voters don't bother educating themselves? Frankly, the same can be said for why Rauner was elected.

35 hours ago

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REPLACE THE CONDENSER WITH ONE GOODMAN 7 1/2 TON CONDENSER, REMOTE, AIR COOLED, R22, ONE COMPRESSOR, PLACED ON A PAD ON THE GROUND. THE CONDENSING UNIT SERVES OFFICE SPACE.

    4200 N. Central Ave. Issued December 17, 2014 Comment

Dec 10

Updated 2 days ago

City budget approved by wide margin; only one NW Side alderman votes against it

City Council approves city budget. Local aldermen would like more officers hired.
Arena is only NW Side alderman to vote against budget.
http://nadignewspapers.com/2014/12/05/most-nw-side-alderman-back-2015-budget/

  • Personally, can't wait for cider!! And, seriously, most of the people picking up pot prob already have it!!! Like the large number of non medical users.

  • joanie 20+ year Resident of Jefferson Park

    First I want to state that I'm not against medical marijuana or legalizing it for that matter. Not too long ago I saw a report about security for the facilities and transport. The news report depicted armed guards accompanying the transport of the goods. These facilities may very well become...

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    First I want to state that I'm not against medical marijuana or legalizing it for that matter. Not too long ago I saw a report about security for the facilities and transport. The news report depicted armed guards accompanying the transport of the goods. These facilities may very well become high profile targets for gangs and strong arm robberies. This concerns me far more than people coming into the facility to pick up their prescription.

    Security arrangements and safety should be part of any discussion going forward with these dispensaries. Our police resources are already stretched thin in the 16th District.

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

  • Shot-n-Beer Guy Retired from Jefferson's Park.

    Looks like the number of convictions vs arrests is on the low side. Time & place for everything. Bad combination alcohol & wheels .

  • Randy Stroller

    SnB - a statement like that can keep us data types busy for years trying to get prosecuters and judges to give us the data on why that is true.

    The overarching project is all about trying to get the data to be able to know what happened. A lot of that is if you have the dollars to not be an easy target. Part of it is we have judges. Yes period. At the prosecutor level though... well period again. Humans, ack.

2 days ago

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2 days ago

Little Green Bag

I would just like to thank all of the people that responded to my question regarding memories about The Little Green Bag Tavern. Merry Xmas and Happy New Year to you and all your loved ones.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Submit Your Questions for the 45th Ward Aldermanic Debate on Jan. 21

The debate will be held at 7 pm Wed., Jan. 21, in the 1,890-seat auditorium at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence (Free parking). The debate is sponsored by the Jefferson Park Neighborhood Association and Nadig Newspapers. Please submit your suggested questions for the candidates to: 45thWardDebate@nadignewspapers.com

  • If you found it, others can too.

  • Km74, Nadig Newspaper is in Jefferson Park where this debate will take place and when they publish articles on this site, they use JP. You’re also a new member and there are only a handful of folks participating. If you want to get to know the candidates running in the...

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    Km74, Nadig Newspaper is in Jefferson Park where this debate will take place and when they publish articles on this site, they use JP. You’re also a new member and there are only a handful of folks participating. If you want to get to know the candidates running in the 45th Ward, you need to meet them in person because they won’t join this virtual reality Alderman Arena created for himself. I think the two most popular neighborhoods are Portage and Jefferson Parks. Subscribe to those two and you’re good to go on the NW side :)

    Pamela, I’m not sure why you mentioned me? I need to reach a wider audience than the same five people. We’re old school where I live. We meet in person or by phone.

Dec 09

Updated 2 days ago

Homemade Tamales?

Anyone know where I can order some homemade tamales?

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Boy Scout Popcorn ?

Ordered popcorn from a boy scout and his mom a couple of months ago , paid for it and of course forgot the troop number, haven't seen the popcorn yet ?

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

More trees cut down in Portage Park (the park)

Yesterday morning, a large tree just north of the ball diamonds was cut down. This morning, two large trees north of the parking lot were cut down. There may have been more, but that is the only area I pass on my way to and from swimming. I sure hope that they are about done with the tree removal. It is sad to see these very large mature trees come down. Dang ash borer!

  • I'd be the first one to go buy the wood, if it was available for sale by the city. I can find a local company that would make flooring out of that (yes, it's a hardwood and the ash floor has a lovely neutral cool coloring - a respite from...

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    I'd be the first one to go buy the wood, if it was available for sale by the city. I can find a local company that would make flooring out of that (yes, it's a hardwood and the ash floor has a lovely neutral cool coloring - a respite from the golden oak in bungalows). There would be no jobs lost :)... (Btw., I understand Mickey that when you say jobs you really mean profits and profits not for anyone but specific groups and institutions that seem not to be able to think on their feet, i.e., large corporations. If so, you're more cynical than me...)

    I've been actually on the lookout for the possibility of purchase - and boobkas. So far.

    Anyway, I have been also following up on ash disease (chalara dieback) in Europe and they seem to be much better than us in utilizing the wood. Even thou chalara is a fungus and thus affects the wood also. (They kiln dry the wood below 20% moisture level to kill the fungus and use the wood for whatever purpose, with the exception of mulch.) Why can't we learn?

  • The city can't keep it's roads in basic fair shape, can't repair crumbling curbs and sidewalks. There's no way they'd run a lumber yard business in any kind of efficient way.

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

The Little Green Bag

OK, this is a long shot, but does anyone remember a bar called The Little Green Bag, on N. Miwaukee ave., near Austin Ave, next to a funeral home, place is still there but different owners/name. back in the early 1970's? I was a bartender there for about three years, and I never took a picture lol.... If anyone has a picture or knows people that went there would love to hear from you/them. Thanks

3 days ago

Blue Christmas & Kid's Christmas

Hello! Friendly reminder that Elston Avenue United Methodist Church (the church at 5850 N Elston, just north of Coletti's by Kolping) has upcoming events for you to get into the holiday spirit and worship this Christmas.

This Sunday at 10:30 our worship service will be the kid's play Isaiah Jones & The Seekers of the Lost Treasure (music, dance, Jesus, video games, you couldn't really ask for anything more). Sunday at 7 p.m. there will be a Blue Christmas service...

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Hello! Friendly reminder that Elston Avenue United Methodist Church (the church at 5850 N Elston, just north of Coletti's by Kolping) has upcoming events for you to get into the holiday spirit and worship this Christmas.

This Sunday at 10:30 our worship service will be the kid's play Isaiah Jones & The Seekers of the Lost Treasure (music, dance, Jesus, video games, you couldn't really ask for anything more). Sunday at 7 p.m. there will be a Blue Christmas service - this service with a lot of quiet and music is for anyone who is feeling some sadness or loss this holiday season, and looking for wher Christ might be in the darkness we all feel sometimes.

All are welcome, you can call the church office at 773-775-3399, and God be with you in this time wherveer you go and whatever you do.

Dec 12

Updated 3 days ago

Rescheduled: Christmas Cartoons @the Patio

It looks like they have changed this to Sunday at 1:00 p.m.:

http://www.patiotheater.net/Events/325/relive-christmas-family-classics-free/

  • I wonder if the crew worked for the new management and not the owners? If so, and if the show was live Dub Step tribute bands, do you think they'd have knocked it out of the park?

  • A funny! "Dub Step tribute bands"

    Whippersnappers, 23-skidoo!

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Christmas lights that mix in politics

Does anyone else think that the lovely Christmas lights some homes have look very tacky when the homeowner puts aldermanic campaign signs i the Christmas display. I really don't like my joyful religious celebration mixed with politicians.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Soil boring and survey markings at Grayland stop

Today I saw a drill rig taking soil borings and survey markings on the Grayland platform. Does anyone know if there are impending improvements to the station? They are long overdue. The platform can only accommodate about 4 cars, the shelter on the inbound side leaks when it rains, the steps to the inbound side are uneven and are a safety concern, and there isn't a sidewalk between the stairs on the outbound side steps and the city sidewalk. Commuters need to walk over sloppy gravel.

  • This morning a surveyor was out by the "parking area" and crosswalk. Don't know what gives, but I wonder if they plan on making it more ADA accessible/compliant. I think they did work on other platforms last year. A non-leaking shelter would be nice.

3 days ago

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6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Whole Leaf

I am ashamed to say I have been a smoker for many years. I tried to quit a few times without success. A friend of mine told me about personal vaporizers. They are like e-cigarettes but more advanced. I stopped in at Whole Leaf Tobacco and they set me up with a kit and juice. It has now been a month cigarette free. The staff has been very supportive and welcomed my questions. If you also battle the same thing I did maybe give them a shot. I feel so much better than I did a month ago.

  • Like HHF. I know a couple of people who took Chantix and they were pretty weird taking it. One just about ruined her marriage. They started doing things they never did so use it with caution. It is a hard habit to break. Like you said some people are fine...

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    Like HHF. I know a couple of people who took Chantix and they were pretty weird taking it. One just about ruined her marriage. They started doing things they never did so use it with caution. It is a hard habit to break. Like you said some people are fine on it. My cousin also did the gum but continued to chew it for years. She finally quit that last year. I never took up the habit because my mother was such a chain smoker it turned me off. But both of my siblings do and they have tried to stop several times. Best of luck to you AK!

  • Cindy G Good neighbor

    In my experience: I quit years ago with a 3-week program that used a set of filters to gradually reduce the nicotine. Once I was past the nicotine addiction (accomplished in one week instead of 3, because I was committed and in a hurry to get over it), then it...

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    In my experience: I quit years ago with a 3-week program that used a set of filters to gradually reduce the nicotine. Once I was past the nicotine addiction (accomplished in one week instead of 3, because I was committed and in a hurry to get over it), then it was a matter of overcoming the behavioral habit -- the cup of coffee + cigarette, the phone call + cigarette, the after-a-meal cigarette -- but that was easier to do because I was already past the nicotine addiction. I also had a friend who had great success with hypnosis -- one session did it for him, and he's one of the most addictive personalities I know. His success helped spur me on -- if HE could do it, certainly I could. Good luck to you! It's a good thing to do for yourself and the people who care about you.

4 days ago

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Oct 02

Updated 4 days ago

Door replacement company??

We're thinking of having our back doors replaced...Feldco was overpriced to say the least...anyone have a company more local that they would recommend? I'm reading about MG Door Installations and they seem great. Anyone use them??

  • Dennis 25 year Jefferson Park resident

    American Thermal did a nice job of selling and installing. When it came to servicing and fixing problems, not so good.

  • cheesecake chick i want to be the person my dog thinks i am

    please advise contact info for MG Door Installations. I need to replace my back door. American Thermal sold me a beautiful front door and storm door, and did a good job on the installation, but it was very expensive.

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Dog sighting

Small white dog running eastbound in alley between grace and berenice 5400 block. Tried to catch him or her but he's scared and just keeps running. Sorry best I can do.

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

The Chicago Park District--Take a Survey, Please!

Just answered the survey call sent via E-mail, can you do the same? See the CPD's request below:

"Arts & Culture Survey: Tell us about your experience in the parks!

Help us to sustain and build vibrant arts opportunities in our neighborhood parks. Tell us about your arts experience in the parks by taking the Arts & Culture Survey! Surveys will be used as a component of a district wide arts and cultural resource assessment resulting in the creation of...

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Just answered the survey call sent via E-mail, can you do the same? See the CPD's request below:

"Arts & Culture Survey: Tell us about your experience in the parks!

Help us to sustain and build vibrant arts opportunities in our neighborhood parks. Tell us about your arts experience in the parks by taking the Arts & Culture Survey! Surveys will be used as a component of a district wide arts and cultural resource assessment resulting in the creation of an online cultural database.

Take the survey now.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/chicagoparkcommunity

Complete this survey by December 21, 2014 and receive 500 Park Points. Not a Park Points member yet? Learn more about Park Points and sign up today.

Thank you for your participation and support.

The Chicago Park District

AA - Administration Building
Chicago Park District
541 N Fairbanks Ct.
Chicago, IL, US
60611"

Dec 11

Updated 4 days ago

Why Isn't My Event Listed?

Trying to get the word out on this fundraiser for a mom at St. John's that has cancer. I posted it but I didn't see it come through on Everyblock and it isn't in the Event listings.

Is it because the actual event's address is out of our "area"? It is organized by folks from JP / PP and benefits someone from our community as well.

Or did I simply push the wrong button?

Here is the info on the event, which is Friday the 12th at 6pm at the Black Rock Pub:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/holiday-party-to-benefit-meryldines-miracle-tickets-14394005859?aff=eorg

And here is the heartbreaking story of Meryl and her family:
http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/meryldine-s-miracle/249989

Help?

  • SpamAlert Hates being spammed

    Don't reply to the Kenji-associated trolls such as HLB. Just mark them as Unneighborly when they make unneighborly comments. His latest account will get banned soon enough. And that's the worst thing of all for an attention-seeker like that.

  • You people who campaign to get trolls deactivated do realize they are back in less than 90 seconds? So all that work for nothing. If you just mute them you solve the problem. If they keep coming back under new names you will have to mute each one after seeing the unwanted comments where if you just left them be and muted you would not see what they write. What is so hard about this?

Dec 12

Updated 4 days ago

Work will start Monday, Dec. 15, on a third drop shaft at Lavergne and Montrose.

Deep Tunnel Storm Water Management Project Delayed, Eastbound Lawrence Projected Open Christmas Eve

Work crews have closed eastbound Lawrence from the Kennedy Expressway east to Cicero to work on a $20 million sewer project which should help alleviate some of our local basement flooding issues. Local traffic will be able to get through to the Kennedy Expressway, but the eastbound lanes will be closed to all traffic at Lavergne. Additionally, Lawler southbound from Lawrence is closed to prevent cut-through traffic....

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Deep Tunnel Storm Water Management Project Delayed, Eastbound Lawrence Projected Open Christmas Eve

Work crews have closed eastbound Lawrence from the Kennedy Expressway east to Cicero to work on a $20 million sewer project which should help alleviate some of our local basement flooding issues. Local traffic will be able to get through to the Kennedy Expressway, but the eastbound lanes will be closed to all traffic at Lavergne. Additionally, Lawler southbound from Lawrence is closed to prevent cut-through traffic. The westbound lane will remain open.

Crews had initially hoped to end the eastbound Lawrence closure at the end of November, but various issues have delayed that to December 24.

Allow extra time, as traffic will be heavy in the area impacted. Please respect our neighborhoods by following the designated detour, which is south on Milwaukee, east on Montrose, and north on Cicero.

The closure will allow for the construction of a 230-foot drop shaft that will tie local sewers directly into the Deep Tunnel storm water management system. This work should improve sewer drainage for thousands of homes in Jefferson Park.

Also, crews have started work on the second drop shaft for the project at Avondale and Lavergne. As a result, that intersection will be closed for the next several months. Crews there will dig down about 60 feet to drop in and pull out tunneling equipment. No explosives will be used at the second shaft.

Work will also start Monday, Dec. 15, on a third drop shaft at Lavergne and Montrose. Lavergne will be closed from north of Montrose to the alley through the end of the project next year. No explosives will be used at this site either.

Please allow extra time and follow the posted detour.

  • Laugh sorry yes sewer!

  • Joanne asks "When will we get new swears then." The answer is: "Next time it floods."

    BTW...after a series of sewer back ups I bought a GE dehumidifier with $185 of FEMA money. By a fluke two months ago I learned in Consumer Reports some models of GE and others had been recalled as fire hazards. Investigated, complied with process, and just today received a $175 check to replace my little tinderbox.

5 days ago

Our Lady of Victory School Trivia Night

Trivia Night
Saturday, January 10, 2015
6:15 PM - 10:30 PM

50/50 Drawing & Best Themed Table Prizes!
1st Place: $300
2nd Place: $175

Gather your friends and family together to form a trivia team of 8 people. We will have 10 rounds of trivia questions about all different subjects including sports, music, movies, food and more. The cost is $150 a table or $20 for individual (if you cannot make a full table).

Decorate your table, decorate your team...

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Trivia Night
Saturday, January 10, 2015
6:15 PM - 10:30 PM

50/50 Drawing & Best Themed Table Prizes!
1st Place: $300
2nd Place: $175

Gather your friends and family together to form a trivia team of 8 people. We will have 10 rounds of trivia questions about all different subjects including sports, music, movies, food and more. The cost is $150 a table or $20 for individual (if you cannot make a full table).

Decorate your table, decorate your team members, and bring your own food to fit your theme (water and pop are included in your ticket price). Wine and beer will be available for purchase.
You may not bring in your own alcoholic beverages.

Doors open at 6:15PM to decorate tables - Game begins promptly at 7:00PM. This event is for adults 21 and over.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.olvchicago.org or the school office. Please contact 773-283-2229 for more information.

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

I Love Family Fruit Market

Family Fruit Market now carries and Dietz and Watson deli meats and cheeses. For $5 a pound less then Jewel. Another reason this remains one of my favorite shopping destinations.

  • Love FFM too! Keep an eye out - every so often they have a Groupon special. That is how I was first introduced and am now a regular.

  • May as well stay out of Mariano's as well, which is another union shop.

Dec 10

Updated 5 days ago

Best Christmas Lights?

I have a 5 year old and a 2 year old who would love to see some awesome Christmas light displays in our area. Are there any noteworthy, nearby displays?

  • Miss Colleen Live in Jefferson Park

    I haven't seen Logan and Washtenaw this year. I need to go. It's worth the trip.

  • BethNWSide Working mom in a Jeff Park family of 4

    YES to the Logan & Washtenaw corner. WOW. INDEED a must see, worthwhile trip. We happened to be passing by on the way home last night, wish we could have stopped but we were in busy Logan Ave traffic. But...WOW.

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