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Meet with Alderman Bob Fioretti

Alderman Bob Fioretti is meeting with neighbors across Chicago.

If you would be interested in hosting a meeting with your neighbors and Alderman Bob Fioretti, send an email to dan.kleinman@me.com.

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Start a New Hobby!

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4 days ago

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Does anyone remember the old convenience store on the southwest corner of Milwaukee and Devon Aves?

I grew up on the edge of Jeff Pk/Norwood Pk E in the 60's and 70's, and remember a slight hill on the corner of Milwaukee and Devon, about where the former Dominick's parking lot is today. On top of the hill was an old precursor to what we would now call a convenience store, the place you could go when the grocery stores were closed and you were out of bread or milk, or just had a taste for...

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I grew up on the edge of Jeff Pk/Norwood Pk E in the 60's and 70's, and remember a slight hill on the corner of Milwaukee and Devon, about where the former Dominick's parking lot is today. On top of the hill was an old precursor to what we would now call a convenience store, the place you could go when the grocery stores were closed and you were out of bread or milk, or just had a taste for a candy bar. The store and hill were razed to make way for the Dominick's, but I recall that it seemed old, even in the 60's, and I think it had a large, illuminated clock outside above the door, musty wood floors and carried Hawthorne Mellody dairy products.

My uncle, who now lives in the area, wants to know what it was like before he moved there, and it's driving me crazy that I can't remember the name of the store! Does anybody's memory go back that far?

  • MR.''T'' BURGER

  • Bill the Engineer NW Side Born & Raised

    You're welcome Joan....I lived that way toward the end of it's days to just after the Dominick's was built. The period in between that empty lot served the needed purpose of becoming an informal gathering spot on Friday nights for NW side hot rodders.

    Was good times..... :-)

4 days ago

Updated 2 days 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?

  • pattymelt is mostly in charge

    I know someone who does this for a living, she charged me $50 a night, my dog is very hard to walk and I knew she would be able to handle him. It was kind of last minute that I needed her and I can't remember if she gave me a discount because we are acquainted.

  • If you were going with a friend I would say 30 per night and 15 per each additional visit that they let the dog out separate from spending the night. By the description and it being a friend $200 would seem far to me. I pay a neighbor-girl the same price it would cost us to board our dog.... the peace of mind he's at home and I know the funds are going to a friend.

  • efs6220 business manager

    I think 250.00 for a week would be fair. Just make sure they are compatible and compassionate with your dog. If not your dog will be very unhappy!

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Mar 27

Updated 3 days ago

In need of vet recommendation

Really need your assistance neighbors, anyone have any good recommendations for vets? In our area or burbs, just need the best vet. Closer obviously better but willing to travel any distance. Let me know and thank you in advance

  • Risers has been the best for me over the last 4 years- prior to that had bad experiences at Abel, TLC and Touhy animal Hosp in Parkridge. Risers has lots of consistently good and conservative vets - they are not quick to jump to meds or tests not needed. I...

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    Risers has been the best for me over the last 4 years- prior to that had bad experiences at Abel, TLC and Touhy animal Hosp in Parkridge. Risers has lots of consistently good and conservative vets - they are not quick to jump to meds or tests not needed. I work as a physician assistant and although I am no vet I have a good understanding and can figure out pretty easy when a vet is being a bit aggressive with tests/meds ect. I also did not like the roaming dog at TLC. It's one thing to have a loose pet in a vets office,....it's another thing when that pet invades your space and makes you uncomfortable when you are trying to comfort your sick pet.

  • Mayfair animal clinic is amazing, all the vets, all the staff A+++++++++++++++. The price is reasonable too!

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Apr 15

Updated 6 days ago

Blue Star Memorial at Harlem and Avondale

To whomever restored the Blue Star plaque it looks great. I took the flag down because it was a disgrace.

Dennis

Apr 13

Updated 6 days ago

What a Good Idea!!!

Anybody notice the homemade doggie doo plastic bag dispensers secured to the trees around Onahan School??? Great thought!!! Anybody know how that came to be???

  • The girl scout troop made them for the neighbors that walk there dog's around the school. Now there should be no excuse for not picking up after there dogs. Great idea!!!

  • Our 2nd grade Brownie troop made them. Many people walk their dogs around the school without cleaning up after them. Our girls needed to earn a service patch and we came up with the idea after seeing them around Olympia Park. The girls were very excited to make them!!! Hopefully people will "get the message" and use the bags so our poor students don't have to step in doggie poop on their way to/from school. Thanks for noticing our hard work. :-)

  • Or step on doggy doo doo on the field where they have recess. I think it's a great idea and now I have a place to put my plastic bags.

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Apr 13

SprinG CleaninG

Donations of ‘unwanted items’ from your spring cleaning can be left under the canopy by the garage in back of the Norwood Park Historical Society (5624 N Newark Ave) at any time. The only items we cannot accept for our GIANT YARD SALE in June are mattresses, clothing, shoes, large appliances and electronic equipment.

Apr 12

Water main break

Was just curious, how many people have had water main breaks near them in the last year? I'd say within 2 or 3 blocks? If so then where? And how about people who took in water to the basements?

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Apr 02

Updated Apr 10

Family Dentist

I'm looking for a good family dentist in the Norwood Park area. Does anyone have recommendations? Thanks in advance!

  • Marty Piekos DDS or Lori Luksha DDS (husband and wife) who work in Niles, IL. Great dentists - 8222 W Oakton St, Niles, IL 60068 (847) 823-6100.

  • joanie Resident of Jefferson Park

    Exemplary dental knowledge and chair side manner, especially for those who are nervous about going to the dentist.

    Dr. Mark J. Anderko
    5136 N. Harlem Ave
    Harwood Heights, IL. 60656

    (708) 867-5000

    I've been going to him for about 20 years and he does great work. His office staff is very friendly and accommodating.

Apr 06

Updated Apr 09

Best burger and hotdog in the ward

Burgers and hotdogs are as Chicago as apple pie is American. So where is the best burger and hotdog place in the area?

  • I am in love with Phil's last stand (Ukrainian village ) for char dog and polishes...& Leadbelly on Irving Park for big burgers.

  • Try Ivy's 5419 W. Devon ave. Call in your order 773-775-2545 they'll have your order ready for pick-up or sit down and eat. They have the best Hot Dawgs around if your not in the mood for that hot dawg at the moment try there delicious Chicken Teriyaki with Sweet Potato Fries my favorite! Yummmm!
    Ciao! :)

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Feb 18

Updated Apr 08

60631 post Office

This post office is getting worse and worse. I went to mail a letter Monday. Even though it was simply Presidents Day all three mail boxes were overflowing as they do during the Cristmas Season. Nothing is going on that this should of happened. It appears that they didn;t pick up on Saturday. THIS IS NOT SAFE!!! People are mailing bills, sending out important information, I complain and complain. No one as of this point has listened. To add insult...

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This post office is getting worse and worse. I went to mail a letter Monday. Even though it was simply Presidents Day all three mail boxes were overflowing as they do during the Cristmas Season. Nothing is going on that this should of happened. It appears that they didn;t pick up on Saturday. THIS IS NOT SAFE!!! People are mailing bills, sending out important information, I complain and complain. No one as of this point has listened. To add insult to injury today when my mail was delivered, once again, they missed the box for some of it. So now when I get my mail I not only have to check the mail box but I need to check the ground and front yard area. It is not uncommon to receive others mail tha I am at least good enough to return to the post office or proper owner. I wonder how much of my mail is in others mail boxes and not forwarded to me. I have been waiting for a $50.00 refund check for four months now that I was assured it was mailed. Have no idea where it's at. Please support our area for better postal service by filing complaints with the postal service, alderwoman, and congressman. This is really getting bad.

Apr 08

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Apr 07

Building contractor recommendations?

We're thinking about finishing our attic (second-story addition). Any recommendations for good, reliable contractors?

Apr 03

Updated Apr 07

Blaze-N-Grill

I haven't been yet, but amazing what the site of minivans and work trucks (with ladders) parked at your eating establishment can do for you. For me, anyway, at least. Now I want to stop in and give it a try: http://www.blazengrill.com/

That's a pro-tip to any new fast food place: have all buddies with work trucks w/ladders park in your lot during rush hour.

  • Cherylann Neighborhood Watch

    I've been there on several occasions and every time I do get the Italian Beef. Have you ever had the Italian Beef from Gumba Joe's in Park Ridge? If you have you will know what I am talking about. It is about one of the best beefs I have had...

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    I've been there on several occasions and every time I do get the Italian Beef. Have you ever had the Italian Beef from Gumba Joe's in Park Ridge? If you have you will know what I am talking about. It is about one of the best beefs I have had in a very long time. It has a certain flavor that I just crave. I am happy they have opened, now I don't have to travel as far to get my beef when I get the craving. My friend has had the chicken platter and the chicken sandwich and both were huge amounts of food that he couldn't even finish. I took my boss there for a beef and he too liked it. It is not at all rubbery, it kind of melts in your mouth, there is no fat or gristle at all. And it doesn't have that taste of cinnamon like at Al's Beef and others. Now I need to go and try the burgers, however with Leadbelly opening tomorrow I doubt I'll be doing that anytime soon. I have NO complaints about Blaze-N-Grill at all, service was prompt and friendly, food very good and generous.

  • Yeah I don't like cinnamon in Italian beef or chili.

Mar 11

Updated Apr 06

Roadkill at front door on 6300 block of Sayre Ave.

I recently posted that I had the best neighbors, but apparently I included one that shouldn't have been. When I opened my front door to get my newspaper this morning, I found a flattened, dead squirrel laying on the mat, with some of it's insides strewn about the front stoop. It didn't get there by some punk throwing it from a passing car, or walking down the sidewalk. This person deliberately walked up our walkway to the front entrance and...

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I recently posted that I had the best neighbors, but apparently I included one that shouldn't have been. When I opened my front door to get my newspaper this morning, I found a flattened, dead squirrel laying on the mat, with some of it's insides strewn about the front stoop. It didn't get there by some punk throwing it from a passing car, or walking down the sidewalk. This person deliberately walked up our walkway to the front entrance and placed it there.

We have done absolutely nothing to deserve this to happen, it's disgusting and cowardly. If someone has an issue with my household, ring my doorbell and tell me what I, my sister, or my 83 year old father has done to piss you off, because I am completely at a loss for a reason.

Too bad my cameras weren't recording, but they will be ...

  • I'll bet you're one of those neighbors who feed the squirrels...you do realize they are a member of the rodent family, right??? And leaving food out for any animals is never a good idea as it attracts additional unwanted rodents.

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Mar 28

Updated Apr 03

Act of Kindness from the Norwood Park Post Office Worker

I was pleasently surprised last week when the mail woman stopped at my home and rang the doorbell to give me a piece of mail that was flying down the street. This is a good sign that there are people who care about their jobs and others :)

  • Chris om nom nom

    Thanks for posting this. USPS as a company gets a lot of flack, deservedly so, but the vast majority of postal workers are good folks working hard at a crappy, understaffed job.

  • Amy

    We have actually been receiving mail every day for the last couple of weeks, and it comes in the afternoon now, not 7pm. Maybe they have new staff?

  • Nick Neighborhood watch

    Well.....hate to say it, but I may have spoke too soon. Not that I'm sorry for appaulding the nice postal worker, whoever delever the mail the last two days gave me my neighbors two days in a row. I am wondering where my maiil is at, becuase no one has come to my door with mine. I feel like I am a postal employee these days..

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