2 hours ago

Updated 36 min ago

Wilson Exit off of 94E

I've noticed that when I exit onto the Wilson ramp, turning onto Cicero...there is a young lady who holds up a sign that says she's a struggling mom who needs help. A couple times recently she is super out of it. The other day she barely could keep her eyes open and walked into a couple cars. Not drunk stumbling. Probably drugs. My main concern, among many, seeing this was that she is asking for money in the street and can't walk in a straight line. Has anybody else seen her? What is the protocol here? Are we supposed to call 311 or 911 in these situations?

  • UrbanDweller New Homeowner!

    **I felt really awful seeing her in this state & just want to be sure she doesn't get hit or hurt. Maybe try to get her some help.

  • Cynthia Resident Since 1988

    That's a tough one. I've seen a lot of people there over the years begging. I just ignore them. But this is different. It sounds like she is impaired and does need help. I guess if you are afraid the cops will arrest her for drugs you could call 311 instead of 911.

    But, even if she did get arrested that would be better than her walking in front of a car and being hit.

29 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Users on everyblock

neighbors, without sparking to much debate I am curious your views on something. Lots of accusations by many about others having multiple names, then there are the opinions that are often strong and heated by folks who clearly want to remain hidden. These opinions as you know can be everything from neighborhood issues to business reviews. What's your thoughts on that issue? Should EB revamp and require neighbors to display who they are? Just general thoughts and I'm sincerely curious what you all think on the subject

  • he would probably be better setting up bullet points of what he feels she has failed.

    list facts and take the emotion out of it.

  • Mike Stirk Husband, father, civil engineer and musician

    With no emotion... And this is just in North Mayfair...

    Chose speed cameras over infrastructure improvements to improve safety

    Failed to support the Gompers Park Framework Plan

    Failed to follow through on economic development on Lawrence Avenue

    Failed to participate in the community input sessions for the neighbor needs assessment...

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    With no emotion... And this is just in North Mayfair...

    Chose speed cameras over infrastructure improvements to improve safety

    Failed to support the Gompers Park Framework Plan

    Failed to follow through on economic development on Lawrence Avenue

    Failed to participate in the community input sessions for the neighbor needs assessment

    Failed to deliver on the full value of a promise to provide funding for the Gompers Park Playground

    Openly opposes anything to do with the North River Commission or LADCOR based solely on political skeletons

    Has incompetent staff in three critical Ward posts, Director of Infrastructure and Community Development, Director of Economic Development, and Director of Special Projects.

    Voted Yes on the O'Hare Modernization Program without establishing adequate compensation for the effected property owners.

    Is on favor of reallocation of night time arrivals to the approach over North Mayfair, Jefferson Park, and Albany Park

    Does not use participatory budgeting for Ward improvements

    Does not believe in active public dialog on public improvements

    Failed to follow trough on a Federal grant application for safety enhancements

    Approved reallocation of police to areas away from the 17th district instead of adding officers

    Failed to act on massive flooding issues on the North Branch in a timely manner

    Archaic public information system

    All this, plus having to deal with the general feeling of corruption in her office , true or not, it is an anchor around our necks. Simply put, it is time to move on.

    Call her and ask to to respond to any of these issues. You will be dismissed despite the facts.

37 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Messy neighbor

Hi everyone.. What do you think about this....
There's this neighbor of mine that I guess "scraps metal" for a living which is fine, I'm glad he's doing this instead of something illegal. The problem is that his entire yard is full of garbage all the time. He'll pull his black van to his garage unload a ton of metals and tvs and what not. Then he start breaking tvs in the yard and all the "gases" in there escape!...

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Hi everyone.. What do you think about this....
There's this neighbor of mine that I guess "scraps metal" for a living which is fine, I'm glad he's doing this instead of something illegal. The problem is that his entire yard is full of garbage all the time. He'll pull his black van to his garage unload a ton of metals and tvs and what not. Then he start breaking tvs in the yard and all the "gases" in there escape! Same thing with refrigerators. Aren't these harmful? Shouldn't these kind of appliances be taken to proper recycling center where they'll dispose of them safely? On top of that whatever isn't metal he'll just throw away in the garbage or pile it up next to his garage because he cant stuff the bins no more, its making our alley look really bad. On top of all this he'll start at like 7 am hammering and hacking away, waking up the entire block. Should I ask him to keep the alley clean and to minimize the noise? I've never spoken to him other than hi and bye and I don't want him to think I'm rude if I ask him. My aunt says I shouldn't and so does my husband. I wanted to get more opinions and what better place than EB..... Thanks for reading..

14 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Star Wars Museum for Six Corners?

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140423/downtown/lucas-museum-hearing-draws-hordes-of-star-wars-fans-chicago-geeks

Um yes please. The five year old in me would flip if there was a full-scale model of the Millennium Falcon in walking distance. There's probably a slim to none chance it will happen but I do have to give Arena credit for at least getting out there and trying.

9 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Ugh!

Evidently some people think their 2 cents is so valuable that they have to comment on EVERY SINGLE POST. I thought muting would resolve issue, now EB continues to inform me of their posts with added disclaimer "Comment by so-and-so, whom you've muted. Reveal this comment."
NO! I don't want to reveal their comment and I don't want to know that they commented. I want them to STFU. THAT'S why I muted them. Not sure how someone can be an expert on everything when they clearly sit at their computer all day commenting on EB and God knows where else.

  • If you use a digital antenna for local tv most of the stations have multiple channels. So that would be WGN's third channel.

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

    I don't watch TV much.

2 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

New fitness spot 6 corners

somewhere by lamon and irving park (there also chase)

3 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

fire dept activity

Does anyone know what happened on Montrose west of Narragansett?

  • The link didn't work for me. Was it anything substantial?

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

    Did you click on the little triangle next to where it says Chicago Police Department?

Apr 13

Updated 2 hours 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.

  • southsideandy A South Side outpost in the heart of the N.W. Side

    Bummer that I can't make Saturday's meeting as a first-timer...have a little league event for my son that day. In terms of plants to bring for the plant exchange, are we talking divided perennials as well? Lots of my perennials badly need dividing...and I'd love to give some of the...

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    Bummer that I can't make Saturday's meeting as a first-timer...have a little league event for my son that day. In terms of plants to bring for the plant exchange, are we talking divided perennials as well? Lots of my perennials badly need dividing...and I'd love to give some of the divisions away...they're very strong, hardy stock. They've survived pretty much 5-6 years since I planted the garden.

    Is there a place (I know we're a ways away from the meeting) where I could tell members what I have that can be divided, so that I don't dig them all up and then have no "takers" of my poor plants? :) Plus, you know, minimal work would be nice too, ha ha ha!

  • southsideandy: perennial divisions are the biggest part of the plant exchange. To my knowledge, there has never been a plant left as an orphan. You can contact the garden club at portageparkgc@comcast.net and ask for an opinion on what you plan to bring.

3 hours ago

Hiring maid N lawler and Irving park

Was walking by saw sign

5024 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL 60641

Apr 15

Updated 5 hours ago

Tagging at Montrose & Meade

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

  • So, I was finally able to talk with our Supervisor who was extremely apologetic. The graffiti will be raken care of tomorrow. It seems that there are some circumstances beyond her control that have delayed things that I am looking into further...She and I both apologize for the delay in getting rid of this mess...

  • Bill the Engineer NW Side Born & Raised

    My travels brought me down that stretch of Montrose early today and the 38th Ward Superintendent was surveying the defacements.

    Now, one thing I've been curious about throughout this conversation ....the lack of action by the building owners themselves. They, not a city agency are ultimately responsible for corrective action....

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    My travels brought me down that stretch of Montrose early today and the 38th Ward Superintendent was surveying the defacements.

    Now, one thing I've been curious about throughout this conversation ....the lack of action by the building owners themselves. They, not a city agency are ultimately responsible for corrective action.

    Non-owner occupied rental buildings are supposed to have the name and contact number of building management posted in plain sight, allowing neighbors and others to contact them regarding problems such as this. As I circled all three, none had this information posted. If that information is posted as required, I'm sure that many of us would flood them with calls demanding action.

Apr 15

Updated 5 hours 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?

  • Paul Informed

    I see I was misunderstood by you. I do not want a church of any kind in that theater.

  • wayne 25 year Irving&Austin res.

    The big problem seems to be how do you make money with a theater without any parking? you have some meter parking (if you can afford it nowadays ) and side street parking is with permit! It's a beautiful theater and a shame that it goes unused, I hate to say it but this area needs a FREE parking lot if our storefronts are to be used . You can create a great destination, But without parking it's very limited...

3 days ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Viennese Coffeehouse Experience at Julius Meinl

Not sure how often folks head east, but Julius Meinl is really a special treat for me. If you haven't enjoyed a coffee or dessert there before, you should really try it. They will also be opening one soon downtown; wish they'd open across from Portage Park. http://grocerygalblog.com/julius-meinl/

  • Babette, I get my tea from TeaG. That's a far way to travel, but it's so worth it, you won't be disappointed. Ask for samples, the crew is so nice there. They've been there a long time. I will have to give Gaslight a try. Love trying out new roasters.

  • Grocery Gal GroceryGalBlog Jefferson Park food lover

    TeaG is great, too! Babette- what/where is Gaslight?

Apr 14

Updated 5 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/

  • DickinsonParker 20 years in Portage Park and loving it.

    He does beautiful work!

  • Grocery Gal GroceryGalBlog Jefferson Park food lover

    Thanks for all the support! Looks like a few people have contacted us from this Everyblock post. We are responding to all emails. If you don't hear back from us, please check your spam folder. Our email is info@brokenpressdesign.com, and we want to make sure you know we're responding back!

26 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Missing dog Central/Montrose ~ help please

Please keep an eye open for a neighbor's missing dog. A Brittany Spaniel - white with red spots. Last seen around 8:30 this evening heading towards Central / Montrose. Sweet dog but a runner. Thank you!!

  • Who is clawing their way out?

  • Debeb 48 year Portage Park resident

    I've been told it's my inner self, but I'm not buying that.

14 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Welcome Aerial Dance Chicago to the 45th!

I'd like to welcome another new business to the 45th, Aerial Dance Chicago. http://www.aerialdancechicago.org/

They opened their doors in March and and will be having a performance this weekend. 4028 W. Irving Park Rd, 2nd Floor/Loft A

Solo Flight
APRIL 26, 2014
An evening of highly inventive, daring solo dances that stretch from the floor up into three dimensional space. Tickets http://www.aerialdancechicago.org/events/solo-flight/

  • OldIrving Anna on a quest for craft brewed "zimne piwo"

    They're above Chicago Hydroponics. Light filled loft space.

  • Karen Lifelong Chicago resident

    This is a terrific business. Our daughter took classes here for a few years and loved it. So happy that they have moved west!

29 hours ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Irving east of Laramie?

They are building out a storefront of some kind between the furniture restoration place and InStyle salon. Does anyone know what it will be?

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

    I like the punching of noses possibilities.

    That stings but gets a point across.

  • Jane in Irving Park Dog walker extraordinaire

    Oh! Great!!! More sidewalk for them to clutter with cars. I still do not understand how those dealerships can display all those cars on a public walk way and not be ticketed.

47 hours ago

Updated 15 hours ago

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.

  • I am not following. Did a post get deleted?

    Why is Fioretti associating with the Daleys? That is a huge turn off for me even though I would like ABR. Anyone But Rahm.

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    My best guess it that Ald Fioretti is associating with the Daleys (and Rev Jackson) because he sees this as his roadmap to the 5th floor. This is partially why I am supporting http://my.amaraforchicago.com/

32 hours ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Graffati

I thought the graffiti on the 2 buildings at Montrose and Meade were supposed to have been removed Monday. Can I call 311 or do the building owners have to call. It looks terrible

  • The Graffiti Supervisor had indicated to me last week that they would be there Monday but they obviously did not show. I've been calling and emailing multiple times every day since....they are typically very responsive to my requests, particularly in regards to gang graffiti, but I'll assume that they are...

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    The Graffiti Supervisor had indicated to me last week that they would be there Monday but they obviously did not show. I've been calling and emailing multiple times every day since....they are typically very responsive to my requests, particularly in regards to gang graffiti, but I'll assume that they are simply overwhelmed with requests right now. I'll try once again today...
    I did show photos to our new Police Commander, Roger Bay, at the CAPS meeting last night and gave him the address of the person who I think is responsible for this. Like Commander O'Donnell, he was a bit surprised to see "Gaylord's" markings.

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

    Oh man it would suck being a little asshat if an Alderman and a police Commander both know your name and your exact address. Time to move out of Dodge.

32 hours ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Pete's Pizza #2 Grand Re-Opening Weekend

Bring your family and friends to the Grand Re-Opening of Pete's Pizza #2, 5847 W. Montrose, this Saturday & Sunday for FREE Live Entertainment, Balloon Artist, Giveaways, Raffle Prizes and more! Join owners Sam & Kathy as they cut the ribbon at 2 PM on Saturday and join in the fun and good food in their beautiful, newly renovated restaurant. Hope to see you there!

16 hours ago

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17 hours ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Raccoon On My Roof

I heard my cats hissing out the upstairs window around 9:00 last night. There was a big raccoon on the my front porch roof looking at my cats. The raccoon was face to face with the my cats. Thank God the window was not open. When i tapped on the window the raccoon didn't even move. I had to take my cats out of the front window and lock them out of that room. I'm afraid to open that window now when the weather gets warmer. Anyone else having problems with raccoons?

  • Portage Porker 23 Year Portage Park Resident

    Watch out, they will tear the heck out of your roof and siding!

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

    Yup, coons can be problematic.

6 days ago

Updated 19 hours ago

WBBM News Radio Reference of Six Corners

Was listening to WBBM news on the radio at 105.9 FM this morning and heard the most interesting sound bite...unfortunately I was talking on the phone at the same time and did not catch it all. But they announced "Something very new is coming to six corners, and if you don't know what six corners is...you are probably are not originally from Chicago." They then said to find out more to tune in on "Monday?" Not sure if was for...

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Was listening to WBBM news on the radio at 105.9 FM this morning and heard the most interesting sound bite...unfortunately I was talking on the phone at the same time and did not catch it all. But they announced "Something very new is coming to six corners, and if you don't know what six corners is...you are probably are not originally from Chicago." They then said to find out more to tune in on "Monday?" Not sure if was for the Noon Business Hour, or perhaps a teaser for Channel 2 evening news, which is also owned by WBBM. I know some new business are coming to six corners, but none that would be news worthy on a city level. Does anyone know anymore about this?

2 days ago

Updated 20 hours ago

  • "ruins" reminds me of a great song by Warlock - I Rule The Ruins

  • Portage Patty 30+ year veteran of da hood.

    They are rehabbing the bowling alley at Mango and Irving. The inside walls have been heavily defaced with graffiti. Is the translation. The old roof has been removed and a piece of the west wall has been removed making for full access to the site. A fence was recently installed around the parking lot and it has supplies of brick and concrete mixing machinery. I would guess they will soon close up the building.

2 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

PetSmart joining the Six Corners Family

PetSmart has announced that they will be joining the Six Corners family and occupy the lifesource space in the Marketplace Plaza!

With so many pet-owners in our community this will be a great addition to our neighborhood.

Little by little, day by day, we are seeing great strides in the 45thWard. This development will help continue to lay the foundation for strong sustainable development in Chicago's Northwest Corridor.

25 hours ago

Updated 25 hours ago

chubbrocks support local business, amazon deal

http://local.amazon.com/chicago/B00IYZN546/30-punch-card-to-spend-on-pet-supplies

$30 Punch Card to Spend on Pet Supplies

Chubbrocks The Pet Store

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We all love our pets, so it only makes sense to love our favorite pet store, too. Chubbrocks The Pet Store carries food and accessories for dogs, cats, fish, reptiles, and critters of all kinds—even the really good stuff, like Blue Buffalo. Grab this deal and go shopping!
• $15 ($30 value) for a punch card with three $10 punches to spend on pet supplies
• Shop for food and supplies, cages, toys, fish aquariums, and other essentials
•They'll fill special orders for ponds, fish, and exotic reptiles
•Open seven days a week

Chubbrocks The Pet Store on Facebook

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

    His store can possibly thrive. He needs to key off of what PetSmart wont carry and have Petsmart direct those customers to him. He brings in the weirdo products and because the people are just around the corner they'll go there too and spend a ton of money. If he does it right he'll be making more gross revenue than he does now.

  • He can cater to pit bull lovers. They can have pitbull handbags and lingerie.

2 days ago

Updated 25 hours ago

Why is our Blue Bin not being Emptied?

We moved in to our house (by Narraganset and Montrose) at the end of February and there wasn't a blue bin when we first moved in. We requested one and have been using it but they don't always empty it when they get the others. Anyone know why they skip us? I was going to file a complaint but maybe we're doing something wrong?

3 days ago

Updated 25 hours ago

Pothole Update

This winter was one of the coldest and snowiest on record in Chicago. As anyone who drives or takes a bus knows, the brutal weather took a heavy toll on our city streets.

The number of potholes across the city has been staggering. Filling them has been a huge challenge due to the cold spring. Because of the cold weather, crews have been using a cold patch which does not hold as well. In some places, crews have had to...

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This winter was one of the coldest and snowiest on record in Chicago. As anyone who drives or takes a bus knows, the brutal weather took a heavy toll on our city streets.

The number of potholes across the city has been staggering. Filling them has been a huge challenge due to the cold spring. Because of the cold weather, crews have been using a cold patch which does not hold as well. In some places, crews have had to refill the same hole half a dozen times.

So far this year, crews have responded to almost 800 pothole reports in the 45th Ward. Almost all of those reports involve filling up to 20 potholes per stop.

There are still many potholes that need filling, but the good news is that, with the approach of spring, asphalt plants are opening. Crews will be able to use an asphalt hot patch which lasts much longer than the cold patch.

Additionally, the city will repave Central Avenue from Montrose to Higgins, and other paving projects are in the planning stages. Last year, CDOT repaved Nagle, Higgins, and Laramie, and IDOT repaved Foster.

If you have experienced and vehicle damage due to a pothole, please file a claim with the city.

http://chicityclerk.com/programs-services/claims/file-track-your-claim/

6 days ago

Updated 28 hours ago

New Speed Camera

Was driving east on Irving Park Rd. tonight. I saw crews installing what looked to be a speed camera onto an existing street light pole. It's on the north side of the street just west of Melvina.

47 hours ago

Updated 33 hours ago

Review of samples in grocery stores

szymanski's deli - 1(hot dogs)

Jewel (naraganset) - 2-3 (coffee, cookies, meat samples, guacamole )

Aj market - 1(4 sometimes) (cookies, and other misc)

Jewel (fullerton and naragnset) - 2-3(coffee and cookies)(meat)

Cuputos(harlem and fullerton) - 1(sometimes 4-5) (cookies)(wine, ham, cheese, misc)

Jewel (irving and cicero) - 2-4(coffee, cookies)(wine, meat)

Tonys(central diversey/fullert) 1-2(misc, cheese)

Hip - 2(coffee smothies)
Saturdays best day.

  • Alex Brownn Internet Addict

    "Anything good enough that you actually bought it? Do you hit several to skip a meal?"

    yes later, skip meal yes sat morning:)

  • Alex Brownn Internet Addict

    Marianos(west lawrence) 3(3-5) on sat(wine, meat, cheese, misc)

2 days ago

Updated 36 hours ago

Jewelry store hiring

by patio theater. says polish prefered

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

    Jewelry does need polishing.

  • watch out k, you'll get lecture from pp46

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

    I can throw around a good ethnic slur with the best of them.

3 days ago

Updated 37 hours ago

Donation Place

When I lived in the suburbs, I would donate to Amvets or to Marklund's Children's Home resale shop. Any suggestions on stuff that is on the NW side. I would prefer to give to something where it is donated or sold and 100 percent goes to charity. I have a bike to give away and a lot of old clothes.

Mar 07

Updated 37 hours ago

6 corners target

Anyone think a Target could fit in the BOA Building at 6Corners?

  • I would be up for that. I would like a Trader Joe's in the neighborhood too!

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

    Traders Joe's! YES!! PERFECT!!!

5 days ago

Updated 39 hours ago

Homeless Man On Six Corners

I haven't seen the homeless man that sits in the bus enclosure on Irving park near cicero for about 2 weeks now. He is the man that never begs and has been out there a few years now. Does anyone know what happen to him?

40 hours ago

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Mar 14

Updated 40 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...

  • Hello Gary,

    FYI from the Assessors’ Office:

    “Yes, you can file a complaint for a property that is not your own.

    If you have any additional questions, please contact our Taxpayer Services Department at 312-443-7550. Thank you.”

    Dennis

  • Thanks Dennis,
    I think that I want to stay on civil terms with me neighbors (even the annoying ones) so I will not be filing any complaints. But it is tempting!

41 hours ago

Seeking Affordable Studio or 1B Apt on NW Side

An 18 year old female is seeking suitable housing on the NW side. Studio or 1B would be ideal as would renting a room with a private bathroom in a house . Maybe you have a finished basement that is no longer used much? Or a small attic apartment? She can pay around $500 per month. She plans to attend college locally after finishing high school. She is a quiet, respectful young lady who speaks English & Polish. Please PM me if you have any leads. Thank you.

2 days ago

Child care for the those who have a lot

I am local rep of cultural care au pair. great if more than 2 kids, cheaper that way.

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

X Sport parking lot break in's!!

Hello all! Just wanted to put everyone on notice that there has been 3 car break in's in the XSPort parking lot in DAYLIGHT in the last 2 days alone! A family member of mine works at X Sport and shared this with me. Not sure if people are reporting this to the police or not but we all need to be more vigilant...this is getting out of control!!

  • Wonder if that's why the Xsport manager with the with the obnoxious colored mustang or camero doesn't park anywhere but the front :P

  • Alex Brownn Internet Addict

    was my first day - Like it, no pool, busy evening

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Flips on Montrose and Austin

Does anybody know if Flips food is any good. Been around since 1997 and have never tried it. I never see anyone in there.

  • Portage Porker 23 Year Portage Park Resident

    Broilers? http://www.broilersflip.com

    I tried it a few times and it was just so-so. Never gave me much reason to go back. Mr Zee's is similar but much better.

    Anybody know if the legend of the sign/name is true? I hear that the word "flip" was written on the drawing, only to indicate that the word "Broilers" and artwork was supposed to repeat on the other side of the building, and the neon guy added the extra word to the sign.

  • We get take out there maybe a few times a year, it's nothing to get excited about, but not horrible. I've never found the owner (the guy that is there all the time anyway) to be very welcoming or friendly. If he would at least smile, I would feel much better about eating there.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Neighbors Beware! Re: Carmen's Concrete

I just noticed a flyer advertising concrete work by Carmen & Sons aka Carmen's Concrete. I had an absolutely terrible experience with them a few years back. Others have had similar experiences. They canvas the neighborhood on occasion. Please warn your neighbors. Read more, including my experience, here: http://www.yelp.com/biz/carmens-concrete-repair-and-tile-specialists-franklin-park

  • southsideandy A South Side outpost in the heart of the N.W. Side

    In this day and age, the more one-star Yelp reviews your business gets, the more likely you are to get a reality TV show all your own...

  • I wouldn't use them despite the fact that they have to climb my crumbling porch stairs to stick their flier in my door. It's a matter of principle.

Mar 29

Updated 2 days ago

Shocked By Electric Bill Opt-Out?

I received a letter from City of Chicago with the option to opt-out of being part of the City's deal with Intrgrys service and going back to ComEd. Does anyone know if it's really a better deal to stay with the City aggregation program?

  • Was he using the space without electricity or was it vacant?

  • joanie Resident of Jefferson Park

    It was vacant most of the winter.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Paint Disposal?

Where can I dispose old gallons of paint? It is water-based paint but full gallons and the cans are beginning to rust. Thanks for your help.

2 days ago

You have 5 new neighbors in your followed places, including…

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Mail Service in Portage Park? What happened at the meeting?

I remember seeing a message about a community meeting regarding the horrible mail service in PP. What was the outcome of the meeting? Is anything being done about it?

3 days ago

Apr 15

Updated 3 days 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!!!!

  • JJ Old Irving Park

    Went there last weekend, place was nice, live music was good, but the food wasn't anything to write home about. Bread= horrible for a quality restaurant, basically like the frozen garlic bread you get at jewel, Calamari Fritti= not bad, but nothing extraordinary, Seafood risotto= yucky, crispy pork shoulder= pretty tasty. We'll give it another visit to try the pizzas, but definitely wouldn't call it the best in the area.

  • I went there and they make such a big fuzz about their oven and all that. I try their pizza, which is supposed to be amazing but, honestly, it lacks seasoning and there is nothing impressive about it.Just the regular pizza that you could get anywhere else The service was great though.

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