26 hours ago

Updated 17 min ago

Wal-Mart moving into 6 Corners

I would like to hear people’s views on possibility Wal-Mart occupying the Sears location at 6 corners. Do you agree with it or not agree with it?

  • Nikoniko: Tami responded. She said: "[A]bout a year ago"... "The Walmart on Touhy."

  • James Infrastructure Consultant and homeowner in OIP.

    Say no to Walmart! My vote would go to Target or Trader Joes, or even Macy's. Target has a better style. Walmart is just - well blah. But Target just seems to have more up to date styles for many bath and kitchen stuff, and even clothes.

    Walmart is more at the same level as Kmart in my opinion.

4 hours ago

Updated 25 min ago

Portage Park Dog Park

How come the garbage containers for our dogs waste are located outside the fenced in area? I feel that they should be located inside our area, and there should be more available.

  • Dog poop thread. Nice.

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

    addition to the poop thread:

    then the garbagemen would have to come into the dog area to haul the cans out through the double gates. if there are dogs there, that could cause a problem with escaping, etc.

    it is easier to have you haul the poop bag to the container outside the gates.

  • Obviously it's because the city contracted with a big national company to set it up. Had the city used a local mom & pop vendor there would be twice as many receptacles in a much better location and configuration

17 hours ago

Updated 41 min ago

Someone taking our recycling

For the last six weeks (three pickups), someone has been waiting until just after the garbage trucks come, going through our recycling for cans, and dumping all the recycling into our now-empty garbage bins. This has been happening down our entire alley. We have a ton of recycling - we have two bins - and whoever goes through has been dumping whatever recycling doesn't fit into the empty bins or on the ground.

This is very frustrating for us, because...

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For the last six weeks (three pickups), someone has been waiting until just after the garbage trucks come, going through our recycling for cans, and dumping all the recycling into our now-empty garbage bins. This has been happening down our entire alley. We have a ton of recycling - we have two bins - and whoever goes through has been dumping whatever recycling doesn't fit into the empty bins or on the ground.

This is very frustrating for us, because we take recycling seriously. We normally keep the bins in our backyard until pickup day, but my husband got mixed up and thought today was pickup - sure enough, we came home to our recycling all over the alley and in our garbage bin. Same with all our neighbors. What can we do about this? A 311 call is all I can think to do, but somehow I doubt that will really do much.

  • LadyLord Portage Park citizen

    Paradoxymoron - well maybe, but we're trying to do what's right here, that's all. I think the "first world problems" tag applies much more to the dog park dog poop thread.

  • paradoxymoron Neighbor

    Not maybe, it's straight up a first world problem. A lot of other threads could be classified this way. Maybe we should suggest this new category to EB! That way, some of us could skip these threads! :)

7 hours ago

Updated 44 min ago

Organic produce in the area?

Has anyone found a grocery store in the area that sells organic produce at reasonable prices. I go to the Whole Foods up in Sauganash, but even they often times only have conventional produce (at ridiculous prices as well). I believe in eating organic when budget allows so some kind of option for organic food would be a great addition to the neighborhood, especially considering the farmer's markets in the area don't have organic farms selling their produce :(

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Has anyone found a grocery store in the area that sells organic produce at reasonable prices. I go to the Whole Foods up in Sauganash, but even they often times only have conventional produce (at ridiculous prices as well). I believe in eating organic when budget allows so some kind of option for organic food would be a great addition to the neighborhood, especially considering the farmer's markets in the area don't have organic farms selling their produce :(

It would be AWESOME to have a place nearby like Stanley's at North and Elston, which has a decent selection of organic produce at inexpensive prices (in fact, I still go there once a week to get what I can before heading to Whole Foods).

21 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

1950s record player repair

About a year ago I purchased a 1950s Victor Victrola record player over at Thrift & Thrive for $50. It didn't work (I knew that when I bought it), but even so it was a steal for the price - it looks great in my house. Now I want it to sound great as well. Does anyone have recommendations for someone in the neighborhood that can fix an old tube-amp record player?

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About a year ago I purchased a 1950s Victor Victrola record player over at Thrift & Thrive for $50. It didn't work (I knew that when I bought it), but even so it was a steal for the price - it looks great in my house. Now I want it to sound great as well. Does anyone have recommendations for someone in the neighborhood that can fix an old tube-amp record player?

For those think this type of stuff is cool, it looks like the one pictured in the link below, but with a darker cabinet, and not as pristine. It has a bunch of original paperwork, and looks like it was originally shipped to someone on the 5500 block of West Dakin.

http://s705.photobucket.com/user/45Victrola/media/DSCN7639.jpg.html

27 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

  • Phil Huckelberry Green Party 38th Ward Committeeman

    Best analysis I've read of this sad, sad election.

  • Really Phil? To me this article is a re-hash of everything we all know already. After all, we are subjected to that idiotic Rauner campaign on daily basis. Quinn's is better. But only slightly. Judging by the ad campaign our choice is to vote for the mowing boy or the...

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    Really Phil? To me this article is a re-hash of everything we all know already. After all, we are subjected to that idiotic Rauner campaign on daily basis. Quinn's is better. But only slightly. Judging by the ad campaign our choice is to vote for the mowing boy or the guy whose wife has your (or mine) Democratic opinions. Seriously.

    Also, that attack on Quinn is gratuitous. What Quinn is everyone knows. He's not pretending to be someone else or promises to change. We all know what he can do (he can't much). No lies there. He doesn't have to. His opponent is working for him... But what I am sure of is that we all vomit partisanship. Collectively. And that's the point in the article when we do. Projectile collective vomit.

    The only thing that I learned from this "analysis" is what that "100 years" in the Rauner's ads stands for. I had NO idea. None. Scratched my head many times... And then moved on with my life.

Oct 15

Updated 3 hours ago

Where to buy meat and produce

I am looking for a place in the Six Corners or Portage Park area to buy meat and produce that is good and reasonably priced. I've been shopping at Jewel but their meat is so expensive. I've seen a lot of little local stores so I'm looking for recommendations for any of them. Thank you!!

4 hours ago

Street Closure on 10/27

ON MONDAY (10/27): LeClaire at Gunnison will be closed due to Water Management work needed to connect a new water line for Gunnison.

The closure will be for the entire day. Please plan other routes accordingly.

23 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

If there are less trees on your block after this week....

The Streets & Sans and Forestry folks have been out removing trees on the parkway. These are trees that did not respond to the treatment for emerald ash bore. The trees that are being taken down are dead.
yes, it is sad that the trees were removed, but better to remove them now as opposed to a dead tree collapsing in the middle of winter and possibly injuring someone walking to a bus stop.

  • @bonnie, does home owners insurance cover removal, since it is a hazard?

    I would not think the city would cover removing a private tree on private property.

    maybe some thing can be put into place to tax deduct the cost of the removal of the tree.

  • Krazykitty6380 Love my area

    where can I get more info no when and the where? We have a couple on our parkway that are suffering - but I would like to save the planter boxes we built around these trees .... ?

4 hours ago

Handmade Market

Get your Christmas Shopping finished early!! Edgebrook Community Church will be hosting a handmade market. Vendors will be selling their Hand crafted treasures!
November 2, 11-3, FREE ADMISSION!

21 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Jefferson Park Sunday Market

Jefferson Park Sunday Market at our usual location for the last market is the season at a Long & Lawrence Avenues, 9:30-1:30
Produce vendors, dog food , honey, soaps, tamales and craft items like jewelry and bags, as well as several area businesses.

More at http://www.jeffersonparksundaymarket.com or find us on Facebook & Twitter.

  • Question -- Is there a plan for an inside market for the winter? Is the Portage an option?

  • Merril Jefferson Park Sunday Market manager

    I understand that the folks from the Portage market are planning to be in the theater again this year. Information should be up in their website soon.

18 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

House Cleaning Service

I know this has been posted before but I can't seem to find the thread. Can anyone recommend a good house cleaning service in the portage park area?

8 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Thoughts on CAPS meeting every two months

At the last CAPS meeting for beat 1624, someone asked the question as to why we meet every two months rather than one. The response from the officer was there wasn't enough crime in the beat (Cicero to Narragansett and Irving to Montrose) and to save paper. There was a lot of disagreement from the crowd (which was a good turn out compared to the last one). Thoughts?

  • Portage Park Ryan Portage Park is where I call home.

    Nothing was ever mentioned about a meeting with amongst the residents during off month' (at least with those in attendance). I may just have to be more interactive.

    I found it odd that the beat officer says the number of crimes in the best doesn't prompt a monthly meeting, yet,...

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    Nothing was ever mentioned about a meeting with amongst the residents during off month' (at least with those in attendance). I may just have to be more interactive.

    I found it odd that the beat officer says the number of crimes in the best doesn't prompt a monthly meeting, yet, he informed us about two recent armed robberies: one in the alley of 5100 Pensacola, and the other in a garage of 4100 Long. These incidents occurred in between the off month (September) and the 24th of October.

    Robin: do you have any info on the off month meetings? Where, when, etc? Our next scheduled meeting in 24 with the officer will not be until February.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    I haven't been to CAPS meeting since the new format was introduced. I'm in 2411; feel free to join the yahoo group for meeting information. Our meetings alternate between the J on Touhy and St. Margaret Mary's.

    https://portal.chicagopolice.org/portal/page/portal/ClearPath/Get%20Involved/How%20CAPS%20works/Beat%20Meetings

3 days ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Jimmy John's NOW OPEN!

JUST IN: Jimmy John's is NOW OPEN at 4021 N. Milwaukee Ave. Head on over FREAKY FAST and get your gourmet sandwich!

6 days ago

Updated 7 hours ago

6 Corner's Bistro

Great food, great staff, great atmosphere. Take advantage of the BYOB while you can.

  • Randy Stroller

    You are incorrectly spelling gore man. Should we wait until it opens? Counter man if you are up for it I am but my birthday is coming up so if your mouth organ is not up to your picture we may have to litigate.

  • Randy, for a brief while during my army days I was Beetle Bailey. Sitting on the mess hall's back steps, peeling potatoes into a GI can. Even wore the big apron. Then advanced to cook. No way was there a chef in THAT kitchen. I have only one advice based on that experience....Never, ever, look into the kitchen of a restaurant where you expect to eat.

6 days ago

Updated 7 hours ago

City Budget Unveiled

As you have likely heard, the Mayor this week unveiled his proposed 2015 city budget. My staff and I will spend the next several weeks reviewing the 800-page, $8.9 billion budget with a critical eye, as I have in years past.

There are some positive items in this proposed budget: money for more pothole fillers, tree trimmers, and rodent control crews; more police trained to patrol on bicycle; and more support for homeless veterans and families. This budget also does...

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As you have likely heard, the Mayor this week unveiled his proposed 2015 city budget. My staff and I will spend the next several weeks reviewing the 800-page, $8.9 billion budget with a critical eye, as I have in years past.

There are some positive items in this proposed budget: money for more pothole fillers, tree trimmers, and rodent control crews; more police trained to patrol on bicycle; and more support for homeless veterans and families. This budget also does not contain any property tax rate increase.

However, this budget also does nothing to address the looming $550 million pension payment that the state legislature has mandated must be paid to police and fire pension systems by 2016.

I welcome your input and ideas on how we craft a budget that reflects our values as a city. Take a look at the budget, and offer your ideas by emailing my office. ward45@cityofchicago.org

http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/obm.html

  • Joanie I work weekends, Holidays and rarely have time to see my friends or family during any holidays. I have been forced to worked 2 days straight without barely any sleep during bad weather and we were paid straight time. Straight time for a 48 hour shift with 5 hours...

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    Joanie I work weekends, Holidays and rarely have time to see my friends or family during any holidays. I have been forced to worked 2 days straight without barely any sleep during bad weather and we were paid straight time. Straight time for a 48 hour shift with 5 hours off for some sleep. We weren't allowed to go home. I know what it is to have it rough with a government job and what it like to be abused yes abused by being forced to work extra hours continuously and have less than 8 hours between shifts. So working 17 hours than having less than 8 hours to get home take care of what you need to take of and get some sleep? Talk about being sleep deprived, that happened for years. My first 5 years I was constantly mandatoried and didn't think I would make it. Thankfully they have changed how people get mandatoried to work over and it is a larger rotation pool. So I decided to stay to invest in my future, it's not been a cakewalk. It has been hard, very hard and now to lose promised benefits is a low blow.

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

    Who else gets to elect the very people that they "negotiate" contracts with, and pass legislation to expand benefits & COLA, then make them "constitutionally sacred"?

31 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

PetSmart GRAND OPENING!

Fetch your friends for the Chicago Six Corners PetSmart GRAND OPENING!
10/25/2014
Check out what's in store for the celebration:
• Ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9am
• Mystery PetSmart® gift card for first 50 customers
• Trick training sessions by our Accredited Pet Training Instructors
• FREE giveaways like treat samples & toys, Prize drawings
http://stores.petsmart.com/2526

  • *aren't worth buying

  • Jan

    Tami in Old Irving - these are not mill kittens. These are kittens placed at PetSmart by Anti-Cruelty, Safe Harbor and other rescue operations. Both PetCo and PetSmart donate space on a regular basis for cat/kitten adoption. A couple of times a month PetSmart has canine adoption events where canine rescue operations bring in socialized dogs for adoption.
    Lulu_D you might want to try Bark Out Loud or All 4 Dirty Paws for prescription food.

9 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Cell phone reception (Addison/Austin) area

Hi -

Looking for feedback on cell phone carriers in the above area which has the best reception for voice/text messages.

Have been with Sprint for years, which is adequate. Looking into the family plans for the various carriers but would like to get opinions from folks about the reception.

Thanks!

  • Johnny Portage Park

    No problems with Verizon for several years in the area.

  • I had US Cellular then switched to Verizon because too many people had reception problems "inside" their homes with Sprint and the other one. They had to buy boosters for the phones and homes. I have no problem with my service.

7 hours ago

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2 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Home Cleaning Service

Does anyone have any recommendations for a good detail orientated and trustworthy cleaning person/service to clean my one bedroom apartment in the Klee Building once a week? Should not take more than an hour each week.

  • 6 Cornered Living glee at the klee.

    The rates at Little Helpers are good too. Thanks everyone for their suggestions.

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Jun 19

Updated 18 hours ago

Irving Park Rd (Bet. Harlem & Cumberland)

Since last fall, I became outwardly concerned with the state of Irving Park Rd near my home. Our Illinois Route 19 acts much like highway, between Harlem Ave. and Cumberland Ave. There are two cemeteries on each side of it, which are Acacia Park Cemetery and Irving Park Cemetery. Cars ZOOM BY with little concern for the pedestrians and bikers. Anyone who would pull a traffic report would note that deadly accidents and bumper to bumper accidents are not a...

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Since last fall, I became outwardly concerned with the state of Irving Park Rd near my home. Our Illinois Route 19 acts much like highway, between Harlem Ave. and Cumberland Ave. There are two cemeteries on each side of it, which are Acacia Park Cemetery and Irving Park Cemetery. Cars ZOOM BY with little concern for the pedestrians and bikers. Anyone who would pull a traffic report would note that deadly accidents and bumper to bumper accidents are not a stranger here! Two of my neighbors were KILLED over the past two years, one on a bike and one in the car. This year, someone just DROVE THROUGH the rusted-out fence into Irving Park Cemetery. Often KIDS on bikes, MOTHERS with strollers and ELDERLY with their shopping carts either struggle through the gravel and mud filled paths, where used to be once concrete sidewalks on "both" sides of the road, or they maneuver their equipment into the street. These both northern and southern sidewalks used to be functional until they were abandoned in the late 1960's or so. If anyone would talk to the CROSSING guard by N. Pioneer Ave, ours is Kristen, would learn of the frequent dangers of crossing the street. She will be back in the fall when the school restarts and would appreciate having traffic lights installed, too. The requests to fix these sidewalks have bounced around various public offices with mixed results. I PLEA with all concerned citizens to assist me with getting this overdue safety issue resolved by contacting all politicians overseeing or soon-to-be overseeing this area. Hearing from the community-at-large vs. one neighborhood mother is far more impactful I am told. Thank you!!!

Please e-mail your support for the sidewalks to:

Senator Mulroe at senatorjohnmulroe@att.net;
Representative Martwick at repmartwick@gmail.com;
Alderman Sposato at info@aldermansposato.com; and
Alderman Cullerton at Timothy.Cullerton@cityofchicago.org.

  • Bill, I agree with you that the Irving Park Rd. width "inconsistency" is driving most people crazy, incl. my self, esp. during the rush hour. If we could convince the businesses and some residents that they do not need the street parking, we would certainly eliminate the jumping back and...

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    Bill, I agree with you that the Irving Park Rd. width "inconsistency" is driving most people crazy, incl. my self, esp. during the rush hour. If we could convince the businesses and some residents that they do not need the street parking, we would certainly eliminate the jumping back and forth between one and two lanes in each direction. This contraction and expansion is part of the problem. It causes speeding and then sudden breaking. It becomes an even bigger issue when the setting sun is in the driver's eyes. During the afternoon rush hour, it is not uncommon to have up to four cars lined up to turn left onto P streets. They do not have a left turn lane. They often get hit from behind by the blinded or distracted driver speeding in the westward direction. Hopefully, somehow, we can figure out a solution that works for most people.

  • Fantastic news: Per Alderman Cullerton, the City of Chicago received funds from the State of Illinois to cover the construction of sidewalks in the front of Irving Park Cemetery. Alderman wants us to know that these funds are available solely due to the efforts of our State Rep. Rob Martwick....

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    Fantastic news: Per Alderman Cullerton, the City of Chicago received funds from the State of Illinois to cover the construction of sidewalks in the front of Irving Park Cemetery. Alderman wants us to know that these funds are available solely due to the efforts of our State Rep. Rob Martwick. Alderman is now trying his best to get the sidewalks constructed before the upcoming winter. I told Alderman that such completed construction would make a wonderful Christmas present for us all. Yay! Thank you Alderman Cullerton and thank you our State Rep. Rob Martwick!

2 days ago

Updated 20 hours ago

  • The 1960 era brick two flats around there used to be known as "Polish Pension Plans." Which they were and still are. They were resisted when they went in, replacing single family, wood, pre 1889 annexation houses.

  • You are a plethora of Chicago historical vignettes.

2 days ago

Updated 20 hours ago

Any recommends on a thermostat installer?

I don't need to break the bank on what should be a simple install. Fast, Professional, Experience.

  • ADK

    Thank you all for the recommendations. I finally figured out what was wrong. Turns out whoever wired the boiler "extended" the wires from the thermostat with the opposite color wires Red for Brown and visa versa. Reversed the connection and WHALLA! Works perfectly now! Thanks again, everyone appreciate the help.

  • Well you didn't break the bank.

5 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Early Voting Begins Tomorrow

To find the nearby voting place and any days/time restrictions, please click the link below. Vote wisely: the choice is either the maintenance of the old status quo, which earned us bottom state ratings, or voting for the change to restore our hopes for a better tomorrow. God bless!

http://www.chicagoelections.com/en/early-voting.html

  • Your neighbor, Hector northwest side resident for 29 years

    No one is paying my bills but it sounds like you may be on rauners payroll. Has he threatened to ruin you too? If the status quo means an increase in minimum wage and protecting our public school teacher's jobs then yes I definitely will protect that. You brought up...

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    No one is paying my bills but it sounds like you may be on rauners payroll. Has he threatened to ruin you too? If the status quo means an increase in minimum wage and protecting our public school teacher's jobs then yes I definitely will protect that. You brought up a host of issues with very little substance to prove them. Taxing people for services will hurt Illinoisans. Can you Picture paying taxes for a haircut? He can't be bought BUT his company will be bought. He won't take a salary but his company will start to get contracts to run the state pension or 529 plans. The fees he'll make off that will be more then the governor salary. He wants to turn pensions to a 401k where only you contribute to it. He is a union buster. Unions are what gives employees a voice. If it were up to him the minimum wage would be eliminated. You want a shmuck like this running our state?

  • Rauner is a leader. Quinn is a wannabe. No one needs to be paid to recognize the difference. Quinn degraded our state to one of the bottom ones of the 50! Can you get any lower than that?

5 days ago

Updated 25 hours ago

Mr. G's up for sale?

I left for vacation and come back to find Mr. G's is up for sale. Every time we visited this diner, they seemed to have a pretty steady clientele. I was surprised to see it closed and up for sale. Did anything happen, or was it just time to retire? It's really too bad. They had an excellent Irish Breakfast :(

  • pattymelt is mostly in charge

    @PParker:They are near Roundstone, not super far from Spiddal.

  • Conor McGrath Portage Park

    @PP46, not in the part of the country I'm from. We usually just call it a Fry, as in "come on up to the house in the morning and we'll have a Fry to cure what ails ye" (normally said after a long night at the local pub). Jimmy Mac's...

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    @PP46, not in the part of the country I'm from. We usually just call it a Fry, as in "come on up to the house in the morning and we'll have a Fry to cure what ails ye" (normally said after a long night at the local pub). Jimmy Mac's version is an appropriate American colloquialism, one which I've used many times myself to describe it to the uninitiated.

    It should also be note that most Irish in Ireland don't eat like that very often. My family usually considers it a special breakfast, like when family comes back home from America to visit. One of the many reasons my visits back aren't as frequent as I'd like.

2 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

Movers Needed today 10/22/2014

I need movers for today. I have a few boxes and cartons that need to be moved to Hoffman Estates. It is a one man job that would take less than one hour. Drive would be 30-40 minutes. Unpack would be 30 minutes. So two hours work. I need a licensed and bonded mover.

Please let me know if you have any names.

  • One of my cars once set my jammed packed garage on fire and it all went up in flames.

    That was a great way to purge a bunch of stuff I had in boxes.

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

    That's a good trick - getting your landlord to move you! I'll have to remember it for my next move!

31 hours ago

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34 hours ago

Sep 16

Updated 44 hours ago

Furnace repair

Our furnace seems to be on the fritz. Any recommendations? Would love to use someone in the Portage Park neighborhood if there's a reliable service provider, but that's not essential. Thanks in advance.

  • BeenAFix Portage Park , Runner, Gamer, 30s, IT Guy

    I need to have mine serviced. I now know who to call. Thanks! =)

  • Johnny Portage Park

    Dave Marvin of Mar-Tech Heating & Cooling. Really great guy and lives in the area.
    Dave Marvin
    (708) 212-3838 cell

3 days ago

Updated 47 hours ago

Job Availability: 2 full-time Teacher Assistants and a Teacher.

We are seeking 2 full-time Teacher Assistants and a Teacher for new classrooms with ECE Experience. This is a Reggio Emilia inspired school in a beautiful, newer facility. Competitive salary, great working conditions, with a wonderful staff and clientele, paid vacations, holidays, and other incentives available. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who have high standards and believe the care they provide to children is invaluable.
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated the ability to establish effective relationships with children...

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We are seeking 2 full-time Teacher Assistants and a Teacher for new classrooms with ECE Experience. This is a Reggio Emilia inspired school in a beautiful, newer facility. Competitive salary, great working conditions, with a wonderful staff and clientele, paid vacations, holidays, and other incentives available. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who have high standards and believe the care they provide to children is invaluable.
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated the ability to establish effective relationships with children and families served. Applicants must be passionate about working with children and be committed to abiding by DCFS guidelines and standards.
Qualified candidates must be professional, have a neat appearance, patience for children, desire to teach and continue professional development training. Fluent in a second language, preferably Polish.
Also must be able to pass a criminal background check and TB/ Physical exam. The candidate must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to learn to drive our 13 passenger van and 13 passenger bus.
Interested candidates should email resume and letter of interest stating why you want to work in child care.
Email: carlosim70@yahoo.com
P: (773) 202 1199
And as always, please remember to like us:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kiddieland-ECE/294680377262264?hc_location=timeline#!/media/set/?set=a.788832787847018.1073741902.294680377262264&type=1

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    Maybe if you posted for any reason other than promoting your business, you'd make that easier?

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Energy Supplier Recomendations?

I started comparing my energy supplier charges on my Comed bill to that of friends, and as it turns out I am paying twice as much per kWh. I've researched a few suppliers like Spark, Integrys, and Direct Energy and all have rates to lock into for of 6,12, 24, and even 36 months. Do many of you have any advice on chosing the most affordable supplier? I average 1,000 kWh per month.

  • I found this site informative. I believe that the dollar amounts that they are stating are for your electricity supply only, but I haven't contacted them for clarification. It is, at least, a good list of options beyond the couple that you mostly hear of.

    https://www.chooseenergy.com/compare/60641/electricity-rates/

  • @A&K Make sure those bulbs are not bootlegs from China. Some do not last over a year and can damage your sockets. If the seller has genuine USA product go for them but avoid other countries of origin as standards may not exist there.
    You can also buy cheap LED...

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    @A&K Make sure those bulbs are not bootlegs from China. Some do not last over a year and can damage your sockets. If the seller has genuine USA product go for them but avoid other countries of origin as standards may not exist there.
    You can also buy cheap LED bulbs on Newegg or Amazon. There are plenty of online stores that can sell them but prices vary and some beat Ebay when sales occur.

    To get back on topic, you will have to compare the various companies offered and place a note on calendars, your phones, and other places to find a new contract when your 6,12, 24, or 36 month contract expires. The reason rates double is that when you are off a contract the company expects you to leave at any moment and you do not get a "long-term discount" for being with them. It is similar if you would not have a contract with your internet provider, some of their monthly rates are twice the contract rate if not more.

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Six Corners Bistro

My wife and I had dinner at the new six corners bistro last night. The food is fantastic, our waiter was very friendly, the music choice was perfect. Not very loud and not annoying. I had the burger, they tell me it was ground fresh in house and it tasted like it. It's Byob but we were told a full offering will be available in a few weeks. They are a welcome addition to the neighborhood. The food is great, prices are fair, and the tables have good spacing. I didn't feel crammed in. We will definitely go back. If you have time pay them a visit. You won't be disappointed.

  • BnW I think WAGS was briefly on the same footprint as what is now the Dollar Store. Before that it was an Illinois Bell switching office and before that, part of the Dickenson Tavern property. And before that, Indian Country.

  • There's two "dollar" stores in Six Corners. The one on Milwaukee where everything is indeed only one dollar, and the other one on Irving that says dollar in it's name but products can be way more than one dollar.

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

  • This conversation makes no sense... I believe there is a way alderman and corespondent institutions can resolve issue of homeless in our neighborhood. Saying that homeless are present in last 50 years does not explain why they still have to be...we vote do we?

  • Homelessness does not = criminal. However, being off your meds b/c you are homeless and can't get more might have something to do with it. These three had other run-ins w/ the law that appear to have occurred before they were homeless, b/c the CPD has last known addresses for...

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    Homelessness does not = criminal. However, being off your meds b/c you are homeless and can't get more might have something to do with it. These three had other run-ins w/ the law that appear to have occurred before they were homeless, b/c the CPD has last known addresses for them and seems to have a lot of info about their past activities. They appear to be bad apples that found each other after they hit bottom on the street. I am sad for the senseless death of another but glad they are out of our neighborhood. Hopefully for a very long time.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-police-3-accused-of-murder-after-body-found-in-nw-side-dumpster-20141017-story.html

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Best Donuts in the area, maybe in the city

This donut shop is south of Portage Park but worth the 7 minute trip. The place is called Somethin' Sweet and it's on Fullerton just east of Laramie on the north side of the street. The donuts are amazing. Try the red velvet buttermilk for a real treat. Also, the maple bacon donut is lovely. The best thing is...wait for it....they deliver. For $2.50 you can order however many reasonably priced donuts as you'd like and they'll deliver to your...

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This donut shop is south of Portage Park but worth the 7 minute trip. The place is called Somethin' Sweet and it's on Fullerton just east of Laramie on the north side of the street. The donuts are amazing. Try the red velvet buttermilk for a real treat. Also, the maple bacon donut is lovely. The best thing is...wait for it....they deliver. For $2.50 you can order however many reasonably priced donuts as you'd like and they'll deliver to your door. Their sister store Kim Long, next door, has great Chinese food and again for $2.50 they'll deliver you tasty Chinese food and donuts. The owners are so nice and obviously like what they do. One of the best things is that they have a good variety even near closing time, 10pm.
Never thought I'd go on about donuts like this but this is a real find!!! And so unique. I don't take advantage of delivery so that I can control my intake, but I did order some Chinese food and a donut recently. It was delicious.
Address is 5112 W. Fullerton. Phone 773.237.7588.

  • I love something sweet! The owner is amazing he told me he's been making donuts for years! I have also stopped in at portage grounds for their donuts ( they are excellant as well). I prefer perkolator coffee shop over portage grounds. It would be amazing if the owners of perkolator could team up with something sweet and offer their donuts at the coffee shop! Now that would be amazing! It's hard for me to get over by something sweet or I would be there everyday getting super fat!

  • I've been singing their praises for some time now. Great people. Great place.

2 days ago

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2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Post about voting early

Anybody know where the post went? It was here earlier today and now its gone.

2 days ago

We would love to see all you creeps at our halloween party!

Chicago's Legno Gastropub invites revelers to attend its first-annual Halloween Bash. The best drink specials in the city and complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres through out the evening. Winners of a costume contest will get $200, $100 or $50 for first, second or third place. Covers by Stolie beginning at 8:00 pm DJ's Brock Hegr and Joseph McMahon spinning tunes the rest of the night - FREE FREE FREE!!!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1574120816140817/

3 days ago

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4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Children's Eye Glasses

Just found our out 5 year old needs glasses. Would appreciate recommendations for children's eye glass business, ideally would like to support a Portage Park business. Although we're interested in a place that's good with children, even if not right in the area.
Thanks.

  • Not in the neighborhood but the Opthamologist on Western avenue near Fullerton was great for our toddler. Lawrence Kaufman.

  • JMC Six Corners/Old Irving Park resident.

    I highly recommend Aardvark eyewear, kids-only specialists. It's on Western just south of Fullerton. Odd little shop, busy... tons of frame sizes and styles to try, and most importantly the service & expertise is high quality, personalized, caring. I bought my daughter's first-time glasses there; have been back a few times over the past year for growth and comfort fit adjustments, and haven't been charged even for long consultations. Go during the week if possible, on Saturdays it's jammed. Good luck!

  • Yes, Dr. Kaufman at 2456 N Western Ave. in Chicago 773- 235-2020 is the best children's ophthalmologist around. I have taken both my glasses wearing boys to him over the years and he comes highly recommended.

Oct 14

Updated 3 days ago

Oct. 16 meeting on proposed North Mayfair mosque scheduled

The North Mayfair Improvement Association will hold a community meeting on a proposed Yemeni mosque and community center at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in the auditorium at Palmer School, 5051 N. Kenneth Ave.
The mosque would be located in a triangular-shaped industrial building that is located behind a series of bungalows in the 4800 block of North Kentucky Avenue and that is bordered on all three sides by an alley, with no direct access to a street. The community...

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The North Mayfair Improvement Association will hold a community meeting on a proposed Yemeni mosque and community center at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in the auditorium at Palmer School, 5051 N. Kenneth Ave.
The mosque would be located in a triangular-shaped industrial building that is located behind a series of bungalows in the 4800 block of North Kentucky Avenue and that is bordered on all three sides by an alley, with no direct access to a street. The community center would be across one of those alleys in a portion of a community building at 4860 N. Elston Ave. that houses a car rental agency.
Project organizer Naser Nasser is scheduled to present plans for the project. The project would be contingent on the Zoning Board of Appeals issuing a special use for religious assembly.
http://nadignewspapers.com/2014/09/24/plans-call-for-yemeni-mosque-center-at-north-mayfair-site/

  • There are two buildings one is surrounded by alleys and there are houses across the one alley.

  • emyjane Portage Park newby homeowner

    Thanks Chitowngal, I didn't understand that the houses are across the alley and couldn't see them from the street.

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Spiders in our Basement

They are creepy and all different sizes...Anyone know how to get rid of spiders? We moved into our lovely home in July. My hubby has sprayed a number if times...but they are big, and keep showing up. We have kids and a dog, so I'm worried about chemicals. Any helpful suggestion of what we can do or is there an exterminator out there you know of who might use more kid friendly stuff?

  • if you dare, google: spiders on drugs

    watch the first video that comes up. caution, not for sensitive audience contains language and violence, that is why I won't link it directly, you choose to watch it.

  • Janet Baker ISON over France (squint!)

    Patty, if I could stitch up world peace on my Bernina, we'd be done with it. Don't I wish.

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Shredding Event

Prevent identity theft by bringing your old paperwork with any sensitive information to this SHRED EVENT and get them destroyed while you watch.

Shred-a-thon
Sunday, Nov. 9th from 10AM - 1PM
Hoyne Bank Parking Lot (4729 N. Milwuakee Ave.)

  • Thanks! Do you happen to have any plans for another electronics recycling soon? Looking for one that will destroy and/or recycle floppy disks, etc..

  • FINALLY on a day that I'm NOT working! thank you!

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