2 days ago

Updated 9 min ago

Krispy Krunchy Chicken - Survey Says?

I've noticed that Bub's at Irving and Menard has "disappeared" under the banner "Krispy Krunchy Chicken." I'm curious if it's any good or a KFC wanna be.

  • Bill the Engineer NW Side Born & Raised

    We went to Bub's last night specifically for the Krispy Krunchy Chicken....and like Rebekah were not impressed.

    Chicken pieces & tenders were too dry, probably resulting from being under the heat lamps too long. Batter coating had no "kick" like you'd find elsewhere, including Popeye's. Wife said the jambalaya was...

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    We went to Bub's last night specifically for the Krispy Krunchy Chicken....and like Rebekah were not impressed.

    Chicken pieces & tenders were too dry, probably resulting from being under the heat lamps too long. Batter coating had no "kick" like you'd find elsewhere, including Popeye's. Wife said the jambalaya was too soupy with not enough meat. The slaw was almost liquified.....we get better from Jewel's Chef's Kitchen deli counter. In fact their fried chicken is better than KKC....

    We'll stick with the the standard Bub's menu, and will pass on the KKC.

  • kenji Find us here --> http://reddit.com/r/greatNWside

    weird. All of what you describe was the opposite when I went. Mine was really good. Like I mentioned before, if I have a so-so experience at a new place for me, before I drop the hammer on a place I'll try it three times.

    I'll be back to KKC next week sometime and give it another whirl.

2 hours ago

Updated 16 min ago

Irving Bowl

Went on a run last night and ran by the old Irving Lanes. These are being leveled. Any idea what is going to happen here? I hope it will not be just a vacant lot.

Mar 22

Updated 29 min ago

Lawn Care/Spring Clean-up Recomendations

For those neighbors that use a professional lawn care service, please post your recommendations for local businesses that do this type of work.

  • kenji Find us here --> http://reddit.com/r/greatNWside

    "Knowledgeable about grass"!

  • Bill the Engineer NW Side Born & Raised

    We went with Medina. Highly recommend. And thanks to all who contributed recommendations....

Apr 09

Updated 2 hours ago

Apartments proposed for site near Jeff Park Metra station

Features include large landscaped courtyard, 48 units in two five-story buildings, interior parking:
http://nadignewspapers.com/2014/04/09/48-unit-apartment-complex-proposed-for-site-at-long-and-argyle-near-jeff-park-metra-station/

  • Ryan Richter Young family in Jefferson Park

    Pamela, the Metra commuter lot on NW Highway is designated for commuters. Parking is $1.50 I believe. There is also another commuter lot under Veteran's Square. I work for Metra as a transportation planner. I can tell you with full confidence that the agency does not have any plans for additional parking at Jefferson Park. Given the fact that 11 bus lines feed into the station, along with the blue line and Metra, parking is probably not necessary.

  • Brian eater, drinker

    Fair enough. But even if the census figures you've quoted are accurate---and assuming that "more than three cars" means only three cars---the development is not equipped to handle the cars of all the residents. There may not be a catastrophic increase in street parking, but there will be an increase...

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    Fair enough. But even if the census figures you've quoted are accurate---and assuming that "more than three cars" means only three cars---the development is not equipped to handle the cars of all the residents. There may not be a catastrophic increase in street parking, but there will be an increase to an area that is already stressed.

    And as for omissions in the article, I wish it had mentioned the fact that Beaubien is presently at almost 100% capacity, something Alderman Arena conceded above in his rosy assessment of the development.

21 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Tree trimming pick-up / collection service?

Hi all - any recommendations for a service to pick up branches/ big branch limbs we recently cut ourselves? We have a small truck load. Thanks in advance!

  • Sure - Giovanni's Tree Service is in Jefferson Park and very reasonably priced.
    I have used them before.
    773-777-8911

  • If you haul it all out to the curb and call 311 and ask for a forestry service the city will chip it up but be prepared to wait.

    Dennis

  • Call Norwood Park, I know they have a section of of Avondale, they use for people who bring trees, branches, bushes for mulch. If you dont mind hauling it there. Im sure they will take it. PS you dont get to keep the mulch its for the parks to use.

23 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Proposed apartment development near Jeff Park transit center.

To me, the investor sounds like another developer who thinks he/ she knows what's best for a neighborhood they don't know or live.

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140417/jefferson-park/jefferson-park-transit-center-area-apartment-complex-planned

  • I remember when people were opposed to the condo development in the 4800 block of N Central it worked out well. Development is almost always good in the long run.

  • Ryan Richter Young family in Jefferson Park

    CJ - I'll try to respond. I was in attendance at some of the architectural review meetings for this development. The zoning advisory committee that I sit on has local residents that are primarily architects and urban planners by profession (I'm an urban planner myself). The developer proposed this development...

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    CJ - I'll try to respond. I was in attendance at some of the architectural review meetings for this development. The zoning advisory committee that I sit on has local residents that are primarily architects and urban planners by profession (I'm an urban planner myself). The developer proposed this development to the Alderman, who in turn met with his zoning advisory committee to hash out architectural details and the like. I'll tell you that this proposal is not the first iteration, that there has been substantial review by the zoning advisory committee, the Alderman's staff and the Alderman himself. Next will be a public meeting for the community to weigh in.

    In terms of scale, the height of the building is similar to some of the buildings along the stretch of NW Highway between Milwaukee and Long. In fact, the height is less than that of the church right across the street. The parking for the building is provided at the ratio of 1:1, which is actually higher than allowed under the city's transit-oriented development ordinance. That parking will be within the building itself - no on-street parking.

    The Alderman himself has addressed some of the other issues raised here in his comments in the other thread related to this topic.

    http://chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/apr09-apartments-proposed-site-near-jeff-park-metra-station-6080720/

2 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Cancelling Xsport Membership

I have a membership that I no longer use. I have fulfilled the terms of their contract so it isn't like I still owe them time or money. I looked at their website to see what I would need to cancel, and it says that I have to send a certified letter to their headquarters requesting the cancellation. Is this really what happens? It seems like such a pain! Has anyone had to do this? Am I not able to walk over there and have it done?

  • It's a pain the butt to have to go down to the post office, but seriously it took me a minute to type up the letter, and another 3 minutes at the post office. It's not that big of a deal.

  • Of course it isn't that big of a deal to do...took care of it yesterday. It is just the principle.

2 hours ago

Going rate for house/dog sitter?

I'd like to have someone house/dog sit for us for a week. The dog is super low maintenance - she just needs to be fed once a day and let out a couple of times during the day (into the back yard). The person would also need to sleep at our house . I am thinking of asking a friend to do it, but I want to know what the fair compensation for such a request might be?

2 days ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Polish School

Anyone in the area know where I can send my young daughter to learn Polish?

  • Abdevi Northwest Side

    Check out St. Ladislaus at 3300 N Lockwood. They have polish school

  • There is a Polish school at St Thecla, too. They meet on Saturday.

4 hours ago

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2 days ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Best Chicken & Ribs

This place is a few steps out of Portage Park - but is well worth the trip. It is the best fried/broasted chicken and ribs I've had in a very long time. Small, family owned, great staff and a more than friendly owner. The chicken was tender, not greasy - ribs were perfectly cooked and the sauce was the perfect amount of tangy.

Broasted Chicken Royal - 5930 W Lawrence Ave

39 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Grocery Gal visits Paulina Market in Lakeview

As much as I love Montrose Deli and Andy's, there's some stuff that only Paulina Market carries. Check out my new Grocery Gal installment. http://grocerygalblog.com/paulina-market/

  • A block away from my son's school! Well worry the trip! It's a great place!

  • Johnny Portage Park

    It's always the sign of a good butcher shop when all of the butchers appear to have worked there since the Nixon administration (and may not have all of their fingers).

3 days ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Tagging at Montrose & Meade

This is a pretty bad one, already submitted to 311 online.

  • Paul Informed

    I don't see how pro Gaylord Nation graffiti is supposed to be directed AGAINST a semi-high ranking member of the GLN (who must be old by now). But, I drove by both of them today, several times, and it was depressing to see them both still up.

    Can we maybe get Alderman Cullerton's attention to this thread and the two blights on Montrose?

  • Ok, its not pro gaylord. its an anti gaylord tag. its a sign of disrespect. and its not GLN. Believe it or not the CCC doesn't have all gang info. It is either a Guatemala gang which I can say because Ive seen the tagging before or a wanna be...

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    Ok, its not pro gaylord. its an anti gaylord tag. its a sign of disrespect. and its not GLN. Believe it or not the CCC doesn't have all gang info. It is either a Guatemala gang which I can say because Ive seen the tagging before or a wanna be break off of another gang. either way, believe me, I'm right on it. get it removed yes but the main thing you have to do is keep an eye out. if for one second you see someone in a car just sitting there that you don't recognize or your gut tells you shouldn't be there call cops. better be safe than sorry,Otherwise if the taggers are legit, this is going to clear itself up in a way you don't want it to around your homes probably within the next 2 weeks. please take may advice because i know a thing or two about this, remove and keep an eye out.

Apr 06

Updated 14 hours ago

Montrose & Central construction?

Does anyone know what will be going in the lot just west of Central on Montrose? Between Hagens and the strip mall?

Nov 01 2012

Updated 15 hours ago

no soup for you?

it's that time of year in which sitting down for a nice bowl of thick homemade soup or stew will hit the spot. so any restaurants around portage or jeff park that have it? if not what is the closest, best? if you have a homemade soup recipe, now is the time to share.

4 days ago

Updated 19 hours ago

Leadbelly Burgers

I know this has been posted before, but my husband and I finally went for the first time tonight for dinner and it was awesome! So happy this is in the neighborhood. Will definitely be going back.

2 days ago

Updated 19 hours ago

Mycorrhizal fungi for a tree

That is, I am looking for mycorrhizal fungi for a bare root tree I am planting.

I thought I had it but apparently no. And a bare root fruit tree arrived today in the mail. I need to plant it tomorrow or in the next 2 days, I don't want to wait any longer than that.

Previously I bought the mycorrhizal fungi online. Given the time constriction I need to find it here in Chicago.

Hence a question to my dear neighbors: is there a local store that carries mycorrhizal fungi for planting bare root trees?

Help will be appreciated very much. (Maybe even in fruit, if the tree survives and grows some :))

Thank you for help!

  • Happy Arbor Day, Allexa and a nice day for planting.

  • I planted the last one yesterday. It was fun. Now time to sit and wait for the first blooms. :)

    Thanks!

    P.S.: I ended up buying mycorrhizal fungi in Chicago Roots Hydrophonics and Organics. Much closer than Pesche and when called they said they had it. I was very impressed with the store. Hopefully it will work well.

Apr 09

Updated 21 hours ago

stumped

so the city just chopped down my neighbors tree and left the stump. does the city come back at a later time to take the stump out or do they just leave it?

if they remove it, what is the average time they come to remove it after they chop the tree down?

  • We had a dying tree removed from our parkway a number of years ago, I recall that it was probably a couple of weeks or so before someone came and ground out the stump. Some amount of time later and they planted a new tree. And now several years later, that little tree is getting nice and big.

  • they came today and grinded down the stump

44 hours ago

Updated 22 hours ago

Looking for best place to buy poppyseed & nut rolls

My sister usually does the traditional holiday baking but this year she just doesn't have time. I'm not a baker and I've seen the poppyseed roll at the Produce Center. I'm wondering if anyone knows if there is any other place that sells both poppyseed and nut rolls.

  • My grandmother was also of the same ethnicity. Dinkel's Bakery on N Lincoln makes a variety of strudels (poppyseed is the best) that are similar to those that my grandmother baked. You will find them in the frozen section at Dinkels.

  • LadyLord Portage Park citizen

    I thought I posted earlier but I guess it didn't go through...I'm sure I've seen the poppyseed rolls you're talking about at Montrose Deli. Not sure about nut rolls. I also am able to buy really good rye there.

Apr 07

Updated 23 hours ago

Barry Ave Street Lights not working properly going on 3 years

I accidentally posted this on another post.

Alderman Tim, with all due respect, you always suggest that we contact our alderman with our problems. Many of us have contacted our alderman repeatedly and we get no cooperation. Personally, I have a street light on my block that is dim, candlelight dim, going on 3 years now. The entire row of lights on 5300 Barry Ave is not at full strength. Now here's the catch. The north side of Barry is...

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Alderman Tim, with all due respect, you always suggest that we contact our alderman with our problems. Many of us have contacted our alderman repeatedly and we get no cooperation. Personally, I have a street light on my block that is dim, candlelight dim, going on 3 years now. The entire row of lights on 5300 Barry Ave is not at full strength. Now here's the catch. The north side of Barry is Alderman Reboyas, the south side is Suarez. Two different alderman on one street is ridiculous, but I digress. My neighbors and I have called both aldermen multiple times. Suarez's office personnel says it's "not his ward". Reboyas sends someone out, but never with the directions I have given them. I have explained clearly that the light isn't burned out, it's DIM, a fuse has blown or something, but the lamp has electricity. This dim light is effecting the block of lights. S&S comes out, tests the pole to see if it's live and then leaves. No one gets to the root of the problem. We don't know who to turn to anymore and have actually given up contacting the city. Calling 311 doesn't work, neither does reporting it via the internet. Can you please give me some direction here. I'd appreciate a name of someone or an email of who I may contact. We need light. I'm tired of keeping my porch light on every night increasing my electric bill because our aldermen won't do their job and fix the lights here. Thanks for listening.

  • Deb R Fed-up

    Annie, as you can see the street light has finally been fixed. We owe thanks to Alderman Cullerton for contacting both of the aldermen to explain how bad the lighting was here. Within 2 days, the light was fixed. Thanks to everyone for getting Barry and Lockwood out of the dark.

  • i like my grammar crackers with milk;)

28 hours ago

Updated 24 hours ago

Our Lady of Victory School Parent and Tot Junior PreK Program

Register now for our Parent and Tot Junior PreK Program!
Children and Parents will meet Tuesdays through Thursdays from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM.
The prices are as follows:
Tuesday and Thursday: $1350
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday: $1600
(These prices are for the 2014/2015 school year)
If you have any questions or are interested, please call the school office: (773) 283-2229 or check out our school website at: www.olvchicago.org
We look forward to hearing from you!

  • Good lord! The price of private schooling is outrageous! Wonder how we are supposed to save for their college years.

2 days ago

Updated 25 hours ago

Legno...Best Restaurant in the Area??

Let's just say it's in my top 3. My wife and I stopped by for a last minute dinner date on Saturday Night and it ended up being one of the best nights we have had in a while. The atmosphere is nice, quiet and welcoming in the back and up front its more up beat in the bar area.

The food was legitimately amazing Italian fare. The waiter knew every detail of the menu items. The bartender is an expert mixologist. The host was very nice and accommodating....and the live entertainment, Stolie, was awesome. She'll be back April 25th, I highly recommend stopping in for the night...We will be there!!!!

  • kstaunton NW Interested neighbor

    It's the best! Whenever my husband and I just want a good meal, friendly service, and a relaxed atmosphere it's the first place that comes to mind in our neighborhood

  • Scott A. Portage Park since 2010.

    I had a great meal there, and there was an extensive gluten free menu for my wife. Definitely in my top 4 restaurants in the area. I have a hard time putting them in order because they all have such different food, but the Portage, Gale Street, Legno, and Sol de Mexico are my favorites for sit-down meals. I've gotten great service and great food at all of them.

Mar 14

Updated 27 hours ago

Planes and more planes

On any given evening, from my second floor window, I can see an average of 8 planes at once lined up coming in from the east to land at O'hare. We live just south of Montrose on Moody. This is the new(er) runway traffic correct? Makes me worry about noise, with open window season coming...

  • There is no loss of property values. I personally don't believe they were given a tax reduction based on planes flying over their house. The assessor and BOR bases their decisions on comparable properties not on planes flight paths. I think the story was twisted but if you really dig into it, the reduction must have been based on equalized values

  • I am one of the people featured in the Sun-Times article. We went to a workshop that was provided by the Cook County Board of Review. They had the appeal forms right there at the workshop and we filled it out and submitted it on the spot. People appealed for...

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    I am one of the people featured in the Sun-Times article. We went to a workshop that was provided by the Cook County Board of Review. They had the appeal forms right there at the workshop and we filled it out and submitted it on the spot. People appealed for all kinds of reasons - we chose the airplane noise because we are sick of it and unhappy about having to pay our taxes when we feel like our quality of life has been drastically affected. I am not sure this actually does affect property values - I have heard both yes and no from realtors. But no-one ever gave us a say in all of this - they probably figured that people wouldn't be affected so far from the airport. They were wrong and we were feeling a "no taxation without representation" response was necessary.

28 hours ago

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Mar 20

Updated 28 hours ago

brickwork and tuckpointing

Need some work done at my chimney and steps would like some ideas on companies or contractors that have affordable prices. Thanks!

  • Fortune Restoration 847-647-2500 is a full service tuck pointing and restoration company that has some of the most responsive and experienced professionals for all sorts of brick work needs. info@fortunerestoration.com

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    I wouldn't use Fortune only because of all of the debris they constantly leave around my house!

29 hours ago

Apr 11

Updated 35 hours ago

Citgo Station - Austin & Montrose

I see that this service station is closed again. Does anyone know what has happened? I think there are notes posted on the windows and doors, but I have not gotten up that close to read them. Thanks!

  • I usually go to the shell at irving park and Laramie, i'll stop by the nearest gas station if the light come on

  • kenji Find us here --> http://reddit.com/r/greatNWside

    F-ing gas around here is 4.45 a gallon.

    It's 4.09 in Lake County today.

Apr 07

Updated 37 hours ago

Putting a stop to doorstep litter? (RedPlum & Yellow Pages)

I am getting really tired of seeing these Tribune/RedPlum coupon newspaper things showing up at my house and every other house in the neighborhood, only to either build up on doorsteps or be taken directly to the recycle bin (at our house anyway; maybe others don't even recycle them). I believe that there are ways to opt out of receiving these things, but, by and large, it seems that most people have no desire to receive them. This is a...

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I am getting really tired of seeing these Tribune/RedPlum coupon newspaper things showing up at my house and every other house in the neighborhood, only to either build up on doorsteps or be taken directly to the recycle bin (at our house anyway; maybe others don't even recycle them). I believe that there are ways to opt out of receiving these things, but, by and large, it seems that most people have no desire to receive them. This is a huge waste of paper and an eyesore in all neighborhoods across Chicago as they sit out. I personally think that people should have to opt-in to receive these sorts of things not go through time consuming steps to *try* and opt-out of receiving them.

How is it that this sort of unsolicited material that arrives at our homes only to be thrown out is allowed? Why does the city not consider this to be littering or some other violation?

I hardly know anyone that uses a phonebook these days, yet they arrive on our doorsteps only to sit there for weeks/months rotting in the rain, until they are finally all picked up and disposed of. The Tribune/RedPlum papers may not sit out for as long as phone books usually do, but they arrive a couple times a week and I am getting really tired of picking them up.

Can't we get these things to stop? I know that there was a law suit filed over the RedPlum papers last summer; not sure how that ended up though, if it has even been resolved yet... http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/20318975-418/residents-sue-chicago-tribune-over-nuisance-coupons.html

4 days ago

Updated 39 hours ago

60641 mail delivery to be discussed at OIPA meeting tomorrow

From their email :

-a rep from Cong. Quigley's office will speak at our OIPA meeting tomorrow about what's going on to fix the abysmal mail delivery in 60641. He will also compile concerns about the Cicero Ave. Irving Park post office.

Monday, April 14, 7 PM, Irving Park Baptist Church, 4401 W. Irving Park at Kostner. Free, all welcome. Hope to see you there!

  • Update: Just got the phone with Cody. As stated, he is just the messenger, but I was able to give him the experience (And tracking numbers and dates) of the poor mail service in 60634. I encourage others to do so as well (he told me 60634 came in second to 60641 (so with as bad as ours was, if yours was worse, wow!)).

  • C Ped Suburban Irving Park Transplant

    Our service had been spotty (late delivery, skipped days) but I just chalked it up to limited personnel and extreme temperatures.

    Last night though my husband spotted bundles of mail (rubber banded bundles) on the ground outside our apartment building!! What the hell? Luckily my husband caught it and brought it inside, but lord knows how long it was outside or if some had already been stolen. What if it rained?! We're pretty furious, as you can imagine!

4 days ago

Updated 40 hours ago

Cars speeding down McVicker

Ok so this is not the first time this happens. Last night I came home and I was helping my pregnant wife unload groceries from our car in front of our house. The next thing I know there's 2 cars chasing each other heading north on McVicker from Irving Park. So I immediately pulled her back from the street. As they fly past us I yell at them to slow down. A minute later here they come again!!! They turned...

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Ok so this is not the first time this happens. Last night I came home and I was helping my pregnant wife unload groceries from our car in front of our house. The next thing I know there's 2 cars chasing each other heading north on McVicker from Irving Park. So I immediately pulled her back from the street. As they fly past us I yell at them to slow down. A minute later here they come again!!! They turned on Mcvicker flying down the street, they do not slow down getting to Bell Plaine instead they just go faster. Finally when they get to Berteau they stop at that stop sign!!!! So they do not make a stop until 2 full long blocks later (on Mcvicker from Irving Pk. all the way to Bertau). Cars that are on Belle Plaine turning north on Mcvicker do not have a stop sign either. So guess what I'm trying to ask here is does anyone know how to get some stop signs or speed humps on Mcvicker and Bell Plaine? We moved into this beautiful neighborhood in 2009 from the "ghetto" there when cars used to come flying down the street like that, people used to throw bottles at them and break their windows to teach them a lesson. I would hate for this to ever happen in Portage Park. Summer is coming and kids will be kids, they will run across the street without looking and I would hate for a tragedy to ever happen to any my neighbors just because of a negligent driver(s).......

  • wayne 25 year Irving&Austin res.

    I'm sorry, but this time I led this astray, This all started with a close call for a pregnant woman that sounds like it could have been in front of my house, for this I am sorry, but I lived here over 25 years and found traffic on mcvicker to be a problem. my daughter grew up on this street and now my granddaughter and I am not afraid.

  • If you speed in harwood heights, you would say police detour speeding.

Apr 08

Updated 40 hours ago

Yellow Rose Cafe

Best Homemade Corned Beef Hash in Chicago.... Come Give Us A Try,
5640 N Elston Ave

  • My family loves Yellow Rose -- been going there for at least 6 years. We've always found the staff to be exceedingly friendly, the portions generous and the prices reasonable. I recommend it to anyone who asks; it's a hidden gem. Sorry to hear that others have had a bad experience there.

  • Thanks Thomas glad you love the Yellow Rose

6 days ago

Updated 44 hours ago

Forestry Cutting Down Infected Trees

As many of you have noticed, the City's Bureau of Forestry is cutting down many trees in our community. We expect this to continue throughout the spring and summer. There are, at this point, 402 trees slated to be cut down, with more awaiting inspection.

Most of the trees that are coming down are infected with the emerald ash borer, an invasive bug that eats the tree from the inside out. Almost every ash tree in the area is infected....

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As many of you have noticed, the City's Bureau of Forestry is cutting down many trees in our community. We expect this to continue throughout the spring and summer. There are, at this point, 402 trees slated to be cut down, with more awaiting inspection.

Most of the trees that are coming down are infected with the emerald ash borer, an invasive bug that eats the tree from the inside out. Almost every ash tree in the area is infected. And even if a tree looks well, the ash borer is likely killing the tree and creating a hazard.

It is going to take years for us to work through the devastation caused by this insect.

The good news is that the city is beginning to plant trees again. If you would like a tree, please email us. Please note, we cannot guarantee a specific type of tree.

ward45@cityofchicago.org

Apr 08

Updated 45 hours ago

Tree trimming

I have a large tree that needs trimming - by a licensed and insured service. Does anyone have a recommendation?

  • If the trees are in the parkway they need to be cared for by the City or a company authorized by the City. The Care of Trees is authorized. There are probably other companies, too.

    We have used The Care of Trees for years.

    Good luck.

  • I don't know about what PeralK says about Care of Trees being authorized by the City to trim parkway trees...but I heard they have had and might still have a business relationship with Wright College, working on their trees and supplying them with wood chips for landscaping.

3 days ago

Updated 46 hours ago

Local Furniture Business

My husband is launching a furniture making business. He has done millwork and carpentry for almost 15 years and creates beautiful pieces. Our niche is mid-century modern and vinyl record storage, but he'll also make dining tables, credenzas and mantle pieces. He can work with architectural drawings or just some sketches. Please take a look and let us know if there's something we can help with! http://brokenpressdesign.com/

  • Grocery Gal GroceryGalBlog Jefferson Park food lover

    @bill. Check out the credenza on our website with the subtle pin striped stars. It's really a great custom touch that can be done!

  • Bill the Engineer NW Side Born & Raised

    Nice! This could be the push I needed....

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Softball Leagues

Jefferson Park is still looking for Adult Softball teams/players for the Men's and Co-Rec Leagues. Call Kevin at 773.685.3316

  • B-NWside Lifetime Northwest Sider....

    It's Chicago...12" softball is king.

  • These are both 16" leagues!

    B-NWside if your wife knows at least 4 teams that want to play we can start a Women's league (for this season).

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Should Both the Portage and Patio go to Pot?

Check out this story at DNAInfo about the Patio Theater: http://dnain.fo/1jIwlEZ

If you read nothing else in the article take note of this:

"Carranza's track record at the Portage, which he abruptly shut down 11 months ago, and the Congress, which was shuttered after city officials yanked Carranza's liquor license and declared it unsafe because of building code violations."

Is this the type of business owner we want in our community?

  • It's too bad. I miss being able to take my kids to relatively inexpensive movie like my parents were able to do for me. We used to go to the Avon on Fullerton, Milford on Pulaski, along with the Portage, and Patio. Later me and my wife would go to the Morton Grove. Is there anyone who can turn these theaters into what the Logan theater in Logan Square and the Davis theater in Lincoln Square have become?

  • Sue Portage Park-er

    No, this would be a disaster.

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Blackhawks pet collars?

A couple of friends and I would love to get our pets in the spirit for NHL playoffs. Anyone know anywhere in Chicago I might be able to find Blackhawks cat/dog collars? I though Replica might have them, but I haven't checked yet. Any other ideas?

  • Sue F. Long time resident

    I was just at Petco on Forest Preserve & Harlem and they had leashes, collars, dog shirts, etc in Blackhawk Gear right near the checkouts......go Hawks!

  • LadyLord Portage Park citizen

    Thanks all! I've found a few good options for dogs, which is great...any thoughts about cats?

2 days ago

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4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Gardening Community?

Hi All,

Fairly new to everyblock, first time homeowner and new to gardening.

Id love to get connected with the local gardening communities if it exists. Can anyone recommend any clubs, websites, blogs like this?

There are a million books, articles, and resources like the extension office to answer specific questions, but I'm looking for something more social.

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

FOUND CAT -- Is he yours?

Is this your cat? Was found near Irving Park YMCA in Portage Park. Male, neutered, no microchip. Seems like an indoor cat. If he is yours please call 773-240-4177 ASAP! Or if you know anyone who lost him, please pass this on!!!

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Evening Pumber Needed - Kitchen Sink Clogged

I have a nasty clog in my kitchen sink drain.
I've used commercial-strength drain cleaner and plunged i. Neitehr worked.
I'm seeking a reasonably priced plumber who could fix it one evening this week after 6:00 p.m.
Any recommendations?

Apr 09

Updated 2 days ago

Entrance on Narragansett to the Mall (off of Irving Park)...

My mother wanted to go to the store in the Dunning Mall and crossed over Narragansett from Cuyler to go through the gate where the cars enter and leave the Mall...because she was careful not to get hit by cars coming out of the Mall she went to the left and since there isn't much walkway she tripped and fell and was bruised and scraped and cut on her face and arms...she looked horrible...I never saw my mother like that....

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My mother wanted to go to the store in the Dunning Mall and crossed over Narragansett from Cuyler to go through the gate where the cars enter and leave the Mall...because she was careful not to get hit by cars coming out of the Mall she went to the left and since there isn't much walkway she tripped and fell and was bruised and scraped and cut on her face and arms...she looked horrible...I never saw my mother like that. This is all to say that I am sure that my mother isn't the only one that has trouble entering the Mall on foot...I, too, do, however, for the most part I drive and will drive two blocks so I don't have to enter through the gate where the cars travel through. Is it possible to have a pedestrian entrance on Narragansett and on Irving Park....there are many elderly people that shop at the Jewel in that Mall. Thank you....it is nice to have a place to share my conerns.

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