15 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Violent Crimes in Portage Park

This happened in the 5400 block of Henderson. The business owners over have been trying to get Ald. Reyboras to meet with us to discuss crime in this area. His office will not discuss anything with us except for the homeless problem. We were told, " that if we try to discuss anything other than the homeless problem that we would not be allowed to meet with the Alderman, which is absolutely absurd, especially with his position of Public Safety...

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This happened in the 5400 block of Henderson. The business owners over have been trying to get Ald. Reyboras to meet with us to discuss crime in this area. His office will not discuss anything with us except for the homeless problem. We were told, " that if we try to discuss anything other than the homeless problem that we would not be allowed to meet with the Alderman, which is absolutely absurd, especially with his position of Public Safety Director for the entire city. There have been over a dozen business burglaries and attempts on Belmont Ave within a 5 block area alone. This is not the first violent incident over here either. There have been many other crimes here as well, too many to list here but our business group has been aware and desperately trying to get our elected officials to act. We've had little success. Our business group has been told by Alderman Reyboras himself that," there is no crime in our area". This is a direct quote. We were promised, 3 years ago, beat cops and did not get them. The Alderman ignored our concerns about the changes in this area and does to this day. If we had had those beat officers patrolling over here, I'm pretty sure the criminal element wouldn't be as bad or as brazen as they've become. When police are on the ground walking they are very aware of their surroundings, much more than a patrol car that whizzes by. I hold Alderman Reyboras directly responsible for this crime. He doesn't even know what is going on in his own ward let alone the rest of the city. I am begging our community to call his office and complain. It can't just be our business district group anymore. We've known and seen it for a few years now. It's time for the neighborhood to speak up PLEASE!

"http://www.nbcchicago.com/on-air/as-seen-on/Two-People-Hurt-in-Home-Invasion_Chicago-424569874.html";

  • If we continue to put our faith in politicians that do not serve the best interest of their good, taxpaying constituents then they must be voted out. Something to think about: most major cities in America are near bankruptcy. The vast majority of them are run by Democrats and have been for 75 - 150 years. Remember that when you vote!!!!

  • PortageRules Love Portage Park!

    I voted peraica years ago. the city and state are run by unions who only care about their pensions period. chicago could resemble syria and the unions would still only be talking about pension obligations.

19 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

images and video of kids appearing from Chappell Elementary

My son used to go to this school and I am seeing video images of him appearing on the internet and I never gave any permission for this. I see other kids photos in prison outfits too from this school. This is just weird given all the other weird things happening at that school. I see the former LSC president pulled her kids along with several other parents. What is going on?

30 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Alexanders Restaurant on Clark

Talked with them - they are in the process of installing new sink etc. They expect to reopen next Thursday June 1. :-)

  • Don

    I never said you couldn't or shouldn't go that is your choice. I am saying I am NOT going. The owners knew the business was they got into especially being Greek. Just like as adults we know not to rob banks. They had no problem Taking the rmo way people paid to them for a service which we assumed would be clean

  • ScottK Near Glenwood/Devon in North Edgewater

    If the Health Department does a re-inspection and reports that violations and problems have been corrected, I would think that cancels out the previous dire reports. So I'd go back. I realize I haven't had that attitude about some other places, but I should. If it inspects clean, it's OK to eat there.

39 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

One day only garage sale! Most items $1. Please come buy my stuff

Friday 5/26 ONLY!
9-2
4508 N Monitor Ave Chicago, IL 60630

I am NOT moving this stuff back into my house, so please come and buy it. There is a lot left from my sale 2 weeks ago and I'm marking everything WAY down. All baby clothes $1. Lots of Carters and other name brands, some brand new. Lots of maternity and nursing clothes, some brand new, some designer (Pea in the Pod, Motherhood, etc).

Exesaucer, playmat, johnny jumper, swing,...

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Friday 5/26 ONLY!
9-2
4508 N Monitor Ave Chicago, IL 60630

I am NOT moving this stuff back into my house, so please come and buy it. There is a lot left from my sale 2 weeks ago and I'm marking everything WAY down. All baby clothes $1. Lots of Carters and other name brands, some brand new. Lots of maternity and nursing clothes, some brand new, some designer (Pea in the Pod, Motherhood, etc).

Exesaucer, playmat, johnny jumper, swing, travel sleeper, and more...

Medela bottles and Dr. Browns bottles and accessories. Travel pump, nursing accessories and more!

Household items- kitchen and cook ware. Industrial baking sheets, mini loaf pans and muffin tins, coat rack, and lots more.

Restaurant bar decor.

Pet items- leashes costumes, backpack, etc

  • BellaV 1st time Homeowner in Jefferson Park since 2012

    I have 12 month girl. I'll message you with my cell # and you can text me.

  • BellaV 1st time Homeowner in Jefferson Park since 2012

    Actually, you don't have messaging turned on. If you want to let me know when you want to come by, I'll try to be home.

40 hours ago

Updated 40 min ago

Meet Friends; Sample Wines; Help Combat Hunger in Rogers Park

The Glenwood Sunday Market Springtime Wine Stroll will be held on Sunday, June 4th from 11am until 2pm. Stroll the famous cobblestone Glenwood Avenue Arts District and sample over 60 different wines. Event proceeds will benefit Food Access Programs with matching grants. Last year's Wine Stroll contributed $4,500 to combat hunger in Rogers Park. Learn more and purchase tickets, just $20 in advance or $25 on the day of the event at the link below. Won't you help this year by attending the Wine Stroll charity event?
https://www.glenwoodsundaymarket.org/wine-stroll

  • probably took you the whole hour between the live post and the omar post to type all that up

  • Omar although some of the restaurants on Clark are pretty much like many of the others there are some that are unique in different ways. Su Taqueria is pretty unique with its variety of seafoods. Tamales Lo Mejor De Guerrero is the only one, as far as I know, that...

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    Omar although some of the restaurants on Clark are pretty much like many of the others there are some that are unique in different ways. Su Taqueria is pretty unique with its variety of seafoods. Tamales Lo Mejor De Guerrero is the only one, as far as I know, that serves Oaxaca-style tamales. And I think that El Famous makes uniquely good burritos. Most everyone's homemade salsas are very different. Dulceria Mexicana, a candy store and not a restaurant, is a unique gem. Those are just a few examples. Rogue Fusion doesn't really fit the same mold as the others and is in a category of its own. Omar, your list of businesses is great. Thanks. P.S. Ignore the jealous Grumblers.

30 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

    Elderly Couple Attacked, Robbed In Portage Park Home
    CHICAGO - An 81-year-old man and 77-year-old woman were attacked and robbed inside their Portage Park home on Thursday night, police said. At 11:47 p.m., a man or men got into the home in the 5400 block of West Henderson Street and hit the man and woman in their faces, police said.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

2 days ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Everyblock limits how many thumbs up/down?

If I can't go through all 94 comments, agreeing and disagreeing as I chose, what am I here for?

44 hours ago

Updated 18 min ago

Looking for home for 2 cats.

We are trying to find our home for our 2 cats we love dearly but unfortunately are not able to keep because our daughter has developed a cat allergy to them. They are two boys and are the friendliest cats ever. They play with one another and love to cuddle with you and with one another. Our goal is to try to keep them together if possible but no matter what our goal is to find them a good home. Attached is a picture of the two.

  • This is NO slight to your predicament or plea to re-home your cats, but just offering that here is another possible option if you would really prefer to keep your life-long-pals-on-paws at home...
    My brother was diagnosed with dog and cat allergies when he was entering first grade (some family...

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    This is NO slight to your predicament or plea to re-home your cats, but just offering that here is another possible option if you would really prefer to keep your life-long-pals-on-paws at home...
    My brother was diagnosed with dog and cat allergies when he was entering first grade (some family members had both dogs and cats). The allergist administered a series of vaccinations to my brother and his allergies disappeared. He says he remembers walking to the doctor for the shots but doesn't remember them being bad. And he LOVES dogs and cats and is happy he can have them as pets thanks to be treated in childhood.
    Good luck in finding a happy resolution with your situation.

  • My brother also was diagnosed with allergies and with meds developed a resistance to pet allergies. He has lived with cats for 20 years now.Really good luck with your cats. I hope you can keep them.

2 days ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Summer jobs for college students?

My girl is just home from college for the summer and looking for a job. Has anyone seen any summer help wanted signs? She has applied at a bunch of places already and isn't really picky, but I think she would love to work in a coffee shop or health club. While at school, she worked a security position at the library.

She is an excellent photographer and videographer as well.

If you could post any jobs you may know of, I would appreciate it. Feel free to message me as well.

Thanks EB!

  • I worked at golf courses, country clubs or park districts during summer breaks from college. These will allow for multiple different job positions to chose from and repeat positions each summer (can work there every summer through college). Try the Chicago Park District, Bryn Mawr Country club, The Glen, Lincoln...

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    I worked at golf courses, country clubs or park districts during summer breaks from college. These will allow for multiple different job positions to chose from and repeat positions each summer (can work there every summer through college). Try the Chicago Park District, Bryn Mawr Country club, The Glen, Lincoln Park Zoo. My favorite job was as the "shop girl" or "cart girl" at the golf courses....allowed me to make tips, be outside during the summer weather and mingle with the members which were business owners and may have future opportunities for me.

  • Michelle
    Also Crafty beaver on Montrose & Pulaski.

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