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I here they are trying to pass new zoning on bus shelters too... here is a picture of what is proposed:

http://tinyurl.com/zxobelt

9:08 p.m.

my take away from the linked tinely park article:

low income housing attracts local businesses, like dollar stores and payday loan stores.

people with low income have less money to spend on local businesses.

maybe there is a conspiracy, far fetched, but dollar stores and payday loan stores open up first, with the promise of pushing thru low income housing in the area, and payoffs are made, directly or indirectly.

it is a lot quicker to get lower income housing, density and cheap stores and state stimulating economic development, then it would be to attract median or higher income to spend more and attract more mainstream stores and services. the issue with these type of businesses is they typically don't move the area forward and it just seems to hover in the is what it is for years.

low income housing does need to be incorporated into the landscape as long as it moves the community economically forward by being balanced with median and higher income. only by increasing the median income of the area to attract better and not lesser businesses, services, investors. the key is to balance this slow enough to keep property taxes in line so the older people will not be priced out of their homes, but fast enough to stimulate stable growth.

1:30 a.m.

well, now focusing on the positive, what are the top 3 places anyone has been to for an anniversary dinner, here is my top 3 places that I have been to.

1 avanzare
(161 E Huron St, Chicago, IL 60611
out of business now, but was awesome at the time, maybe some may remember.

attentive service, great food, and carriage rides right out front

2. ruth chris steak house
http://www.ruthschris.com/
There is one downtown and northbrook.
USDA Prime served sizzling on a 500° plate - every bite is as
delicious as the first.

attentive service, great food, porterhouse for 2 is a favorite.

3. maggianos
4999 Old Orchard Shopping Ctr.
Skokie, IL 60077

attentive service, good food (steak and fish), mix drinks made well, good deserts.

please share your top 3 places and if you have any recommendations in the area.

10:07 p.m.

be alert stay safe.... now if only the flashbacks would stop.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BET8rfeu_zo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REvmhBO99I4

— On the neighbor message Roberrys warnings !
9:20 p.m.

ok, thank you...

11:33 p.m.

you sell it, that is awesome!

when would be the latest I would be able to come like tomorrow to purchase some?

11:23 p.m.

do you know if "namman muay thai liniment" is available from a local source?

it would be nice at times just to pick some up, without having to wait on delivery.

http://www.amazon.com/Namman-Muay-Boxing-Liniment-120ml/dp/B001ON8ZN6

11:18 p.m.

So how did you unclog it? We have been in suspense for 2 years.

— On the neighbor message Evening Pumber Needed - Kitchen Sink Clogged
10:31 a.m.

went straight to the site, no trojans , let's just be glad he got it up, and move on.

— On the neighbor message 45th Ward Website
11:13 a.m.

to stereotype all chicago cops is just as bad as being prejudice. there are a lot of good cops, more good than not.

not that many people will take a job to rush to the aid of people being shot at or victimized. it takes a special character to choose to deal with unknown crisis situations daily. especially now days with less staff.

i especially feel fortune for many of the ones in our district as i truly believe that we have some of the best cops in chicago.

i grew up with a respect cops, don't give them a hard time and always tell them to be safe.

5:05 p.m.

what was the outcome of this, was there a reduction?

12:40 p.m.

the new police manual has replaced the word "patrol" with "alert"

instead of "we will send out more patrols to the area"

it is "we will send out more alerts to the area"

this means that community policing is more important then ever and that everyone needs to not only be alert, but report suspicious activities promptly.

7:31 a.m.

just some food for thought.

one dog owner told me that when you are taking care of a dog, you should care for them similar to a 2 year old child and that was his baby and he did not even take the dog to the store because he would never leave his 2 year old kid outside chained to a pole.

I would imagine the same would be true for a yard. even if you had a locked yard would you let a two year old child alone in it for any amount of time?

I guess taking care of a dog is like parenting. usually those that leave there children unattended or in hot cars is no different from a dog owner doing the same, unless someone is "it just a dog type", or thinking their dog is different.... like so many people that think their child is different, then it is the same I only left him alone for a second, how could this happen to my baby, etc.

not saying that this is the case in this situation and sometimes unavoidable accidents do happen in which require the community support and understanding to bringing their family member home.

— On the neighbor message Demon is still missing. .
7:27 a.m.

just kidding, it was the first hall to come to mind.

approximately how many people would be attending the party? an open hall or with food?

i have not been there, but heard about them, bee day party http://www.beedayparty.com/

close to portage park, I have been to lavilla before for an after baptism party once and it seemed nice and kids were there.http://www.lavillabanquets.com/

not in portage park, but there is chuck e cheese in Skokie, it is not as far as it seems and depending on age of the kids, could be a good time.
https://www.chuckecheese.com/locations/get/456

— On the neighbor message Hall Rental Recommendations
8:40 p.m.

my friend that used to rent a lot said always take pictures/video when you first get the apartment, then when you leave take pictures as well. this way if their was any prior damage, they would not be able to say it was you. also, it shows how you left the apartment should you need evidence for court, that you left it clean or cleaner then you got it. also, pictures might show damage that you may have caused, but did not remember or thought it was already there, for your peace of mind.

also, a good practice, ask for a walk thru before you leave and this way you can point out the rooms are clean and address any last minute concerns. then at that point you can ask when you can expect your full security deposit.

the main thing is in court you would need to prove that when you left the apartment that you left it in the same condition as when you moved in. also, courts are big on evidence, if the landlord has pictures of damage and hired a legit cleaning service as opposed to "paying someone cash" and having a list of damages with no evidence of it, they may have a case as well.

if you have evidence or think that the landlord cannot prove their case, sue take them to small claims pay the fees and spend the time, but it is not a guaranteed win.

what you could do is call the landlord request evidence of the damage and copy of the cleaning invoice. let them know that you do not agree with the charges and would like to see the invoice to see what was done, say that you do not agree with the amount and find it suspect and are considering taking them to court, because you expected that the condition that you left the apartment in would entitle you to most if not all of your security deposit. see where the conversation goes.

10:46 p.m.

that falls into

neighborhood Belmont Central

which is part of community Belmont Cragin

http://chicago.everyblock.com/locations/neighborhoods/belmont-central/

— On the neighbor message Belmont and Harlem Neighborhood
4:17 p.m.

@handyman rich,

done, I added it to the list

http://chicago.everyblock.com/talk/jan16-local-restaurant-recommendations-7298437/

— On the neighbor message Pizza Delivery
11:59 a.m.

comment for:

Handyman Rich

I can add Tony's (6700 N.W. Highway)

— On the neighbor message Local Restaurant Recommendations ?
11:58 a.m.

I still say just make quieter planes, we have to make cars more fuel efficient and safer and stuff every year. why not legislate to make quieter planes? noise cancelation technology... something.

11:52 p.m.

I can see it now....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1eRC5SX28E

— On the neighbor message Concrete Work
8:13 p.m.

I believe the neighborhood is Belmont heights, belonging to the Dunning community area

http://chicago.everyblock.com/locations/neighborhoods/belmont-heights/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neighborhoods_in_Chicago

it is probably a good neighborhood, someone built a castle over there.

— On the neighbor message Belmont and Harlem Neighborhood
7:42 p.m.

@i love cheesy poofs, i don't think she is associated with rainbow.
it maybe u gro daycare or as an independent.

— On the neighbor message Home Day Care
5:40 p.m.

@portage parker 46,today 1/23/2016, 1245:pm.... I just happened to be driving by

http://imgur.com/PJ3rPDk

— On the neighbor message Noodles Restaurant truck watch
1:30 p.m.

I agree that is an act of kindness, to take care of a child for 31 years.... that must be one big child.

— On the neighbor message Home Day Care
4:05 p.m.

maja, I agree with you on chicken broasted royal, food is made to order. I usually get 2 chicken breast, fries and a diet coke.

— On the neighbor message Restaurant opening
2:03 p.m.

@joanne, I am not sure if amigo chino was ever in danger of closing due to not enough patronage, it always seemed busy.

my point is that if it is going to be there anyway, people that patronage it (the ones that do go there on the regular) can suggest to make it better and they should not settle.

maybe by making portions slightly smaller and quality better they can be more profitable as well.

— On the neighbor message Restaurant opening
1:06 p.m.

el gordo has the best steak burritos that I have ever had. not only is it good, but it is a good size and price as well.

— On the neighbor message Restaurant opening
12:57 p.m.

@ruta, please update us if you get it repaired and who you used.

— On the neighbor message Welder in the area?
12:42 p.m.

@pattymelt, because then you have cats... reminds me of the old lady that swallowed a fly

— On the neighbor message Concrete Work
4:13 p.m.

i have never been there, but hopefully with new equipment, possibly newer staff, a remodel and someone paying attention to these comments.... we will see an improved restaurant.

the goal should be if they are there and in business to make them successful. the way to do that is to make sure that if you do go you are relentless in being vocal about concerns when you are there, if the restaurant receives a plethora of complaints in the beginning and going forward they will be more likely to make changes. this would include reporting any violations witnessed promptly.

— On the neighbor message Restaurant opening
4:10 p.m.

your probably looking at over $10,000 worth of concrete work. concrete can be expensive especially if leveling and putting in a crawlspace. I would put outdoor baits around the perimeter of the building and monitor monthly.

http://apcbrisbane.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2015/07/Rodent-Station-1.jpg

— On the neighbor message Concrete Work
12:23 p.m.

@robin, i am glad if you have had success with it, I have not, it has helped with puffiness, but not so much the circles and it a quick temporary fix.

also, not sure if you know, but it is not recommended as a long term solution and should be used on occasion only.

the phenylephrine can up-regulate the opposing beta receptors, making the it less effective. if you suddenly stop using it you can have rebound swelling.

also the hydrocortisone which is in most formulations of Prep h can thin the skin, showing more dark circles.

5:48 p.m.

anyone recommend a product that they have used or treatment to reduce dark circles under eyes?

4:19 p.m.

and a partridge in a pear tree... sorry had to go there

— On the neighbor message Noodles Restaurant truck watch
12:22 p.m.

if it helps I got one similar to this when I replaced my old dial thermostat, they also have one with a backlight for a few dollars more. works fine.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Honeywell-7-Day-Programmable-Thermostat-RTH221B/203539508

— On the neighbor message Her Unit is Cold
11:09 a.m.

if your shooting for Chinese, I would hit up Chinese chef , small place, but good stuff.

chinese chef
9444 Irving Park Rd
Schiller Park, IL 60176

— On the neighbor message Local Restaurant Recommendations ?
7:42 p.m.

maybe he came down with that illness that effects some wahns, it is called derings

— On the neighbor message Drywall, mud, tape & sand
7:48 p.m.

if the thermostats are in the same location, the first thing I would do is take a temperature reading next to the thermostats to ensure that they are recording the same temperature (not the set temperature, the actual temperature). could be simple as changing a thermostat if you take a reading and it is different then what the thermostat says, about $20 (you can also get a digital programmable one if you don't have one already.

the next thing is humidity, if the humidity is low it will feel colder. optimal humidity is between 30 and 50%. verify that both units have the same humidity. if you are under 30% you can save money on your heat by getting a humidifier.

mitigating factors, does one person use stove verses microwave? hot shower verses cold, does one have high wattage lights (it can generate heat), how long or how many times is the door opened each day. does one have more visitors than the other? maybe one is a heavier breather.

the next thing would be to use an infrared thermometer and point it at the heat unit itself on both units once you verified the thermostats are correct. if the heat on the units are the same it could be the other factors. if the heat is different, there could be a loss of heat between the two units, maybe insulation of the connection would be needed or it is possible the heat pump needs to be upgraded to circulate the water faster resulting in more even temps.

— On the neighbor message Her Unit is Cold
7:01 p.m.

@a&k, I do not think the price seems that out of line. Remember John Baethke and Sons did the work. that is at least 3 people.

"Destination Visual Diagnostic" = stare at it, point at it, walk around it, sit on it. talk about it, check the flux capacitor. yes, your are correct the toilet is clogged.

Remove Toilet, Reseal & Re-install"= 3 people minimum as the 2 bolts need to be unloosed at the same time to prevent toilet warpage, one person to hold the toilet while one goes out to by the wax ring and the other watches to make sure the other does not put the toilet down. toilet then has to be positioned and lasered for plumb and level.

"Power Clean Toilet Line"= one uses the rodding tool while one tells to move up or down, or to stop then go again.

"Video Inspection Toilet Line"= you have your director and camera man, editor narrator and then the final posting to you tube.

"Service Agreement"= we are just going to charge you this because we can

— On the neighbor message Know a good plumber??
10:20 p.m.

@joh, if your going out in just a hat 'n gloves , you the man.

I have to wear a jacket. I layer 2 or 3 jackets depending and hat, sometimes gloves.

— On the neighbor message winter tech tips
10 p.m.

so how is everyone doing out there...

problems, solutions... share

I had the issue where my door would not stay closed , so I just did the old hold it close and lock it. I guess I forgot to wd40 the door latch lock mechanism, so after it warmed up it was fine and I wd 40' it.

— On the neighbor message winter tech tips
9:20 p.m.

*no I am not from Hawaii

— On the neighbor message Safe at night/early morn?
5:10 a.m.

@lava girl, no I am from Hawaii, but I have been there and did like it. ever since I watched that episode of the brady bunch when they went to Hawaii, I always wanted to go, so i saved up and went there about 12 years ago. I stayed on maui pretty much, but did some research on the area. the only negatives were I almost drount in the ocean and for the first time in my life got a sunburn (from being in the water, I guess).

— On the neighbor message Safe at night/early morn?
5:03 a.m.

http://www.alohaeats.com/

— On the neighbor message Safe at night/early morn?
10:02 p.m.

poo or no poo it comes down to this... are you ok with people dumping their garbage in your can?

I would not throw my trash, poo, drywall, concrete, beer bottles in my neighbors can.

people are given a can for their garbage, most people will not mind the occasional cup or bottle thrown in their can, but the intention of the can is for the resident's garbage.

I think it comes down to respect. dog poo can attract rats and flies. when you put the poo in someone else's can you are almost putting a rat and fly attractant to the back of their home. I have seen garbage cans chewed and damaged by rats trying to get inside.

maybe the people that throw poo in other peoples cans don't see the issue because they are always throwing it in other peoples cans.

— On the neighbor message Doggie Poop debate in our household :-)
8:49 p.m.

@robin, what benefits do you find from coconut oil?

7:54 p.m.

@lava girl, Waikiki spam jam?

— On the neighbor message Safe at night/early morn?
7:38 p.m.

so while we are on the subject of beauty products, what beauty products does everyone recommend.

does anyone have a favorite product?

7:03 p.m.

@lava girl, what part of Hawaii, did you ever do the road to hana?

— On the neighbor message Safe at night/early morn?
11:04 p.m.

@escobar, but to be fair, there are a lot of men looking for the same qualifications:

looking for young, energetic women ages 23-34, must be business minded, looking to earn a part-time or full-time income, determined, willing to be trained, must have some capital to start

6:52 p.m.

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6:40 a.m.

ok then, charlie chan

— On the neighbor message Noodles Restaurant truck watch
9:44 p.m.

@ randy, I just had 2 chipotle steak burritos and a protein water so I probably go for a lighter dinner, most likely shoulder steak, green beans and potatoes....

6:51 p.m.

@megan, that is bizarre, it looks similar to the previous comment, and posted 13 hours ago. is it possible that you posted another draft by accident? if not your every block password may have been compromised, but I am not sure why someone would post that type of similar information. i would reset your everyblock password to be on the safe side, since it looks like it was sent from your account and not a clone account.

6:45 p.m.

@portage parker 46, it's like your jim rockford...

— On the neighbor message Noodles Restaurant truck watch
6:13 p.m.

@randy,

iu - no photo from you either?

well, if you must ask

there is the in process photo, do not have an after as it would not come out with a fork and was just falling apart so tender.

http://imgur.com/sZut21T

1 chopped onion, soy sauce and italian seasoning, slow cooked 10 hours low

6:08 p.m.

I am doing a roast in the slow cooker now.

7:42 p.m.

where is the picture?

6 p.m.

@jaut, that is how I would interpret it from the page.

"An oasis where women gather to support and learn from one another. Offering a variety of classes and private events for women."

5:30 p.m.

there should be a movie,

crocheting tiger knitting dragon

1:39 p.m.

if I had time and knew of it, I would see skid row.... I even still have a cassette of them... now only if I had time to fix my cassette player in the car.... hmm.

http://imgur.com/onsTBKL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jpf-eC-Xlk

7:29 p.m.

everytime I see the word epoxy it brings me back to this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rq2FTWPYpqw

2:10 p.m.

@andy, if the can has been there a whole year and it has not been picked up, maybe the recycling can be used elsewhere... maybe a neighbor. due to unique situation and small amount of recycled items over the year, it maybe easier just going back to the basics and using the regular garbage. this should eliminate any frustrations over the matter. with any new programs and new workers there are definitions as to not enter private property, the recyclers might be more abiding to these due to the newness of the program. then again you can always paint the can black and maybe the regulars will take it.....lol

— On the neighbor message Recycling Changes Jan 1st!
9:39 a.m.

@carlene, did you contact wgn? what did they say?

"I will contact WGN and ask for equal time and ask it to just contact Arena directly instead of a minion."

— On the neighbor message Jefferson Park Forward on WGN Radio
7:43 a.m.

"So I park the car in front of my house no damage but I can't park their either in the winter time. I clean the parking spot and if I don't get home on time someone else will have my clean spot. "

shovel the spot, put out a chair and dibb it, now you know why it is done. dibb it and so be it, not that I am pro dibbs, but seems like the easiest solution.

— On the neighbor message Vandalism
7:33 a.m.

I unfortunatly could not, hopefully the new year is better. Happy new year.

— On the neighbor message merry christmas !
4 p.m.

lol, yeah a whole lot of them...

merry christmas portage porker..

— On the neighbor message merry christmas !
11:02 a.m.

walgreens by 6 corners is open til 10pm if anyone needs anything last minute.

— On the neighbor message merry christmas !
8:59 a.m.

pete's auto is

5413 W Higgins Ave, Chicago, IL

http://www.yelp.com/biz/petes-automotive-chicago

it is right next to the ed paschke art center

— On the neighbor message I need my Brakes done on my car
7:57 a.m.

hmm, viceroy reminded me of this, here are some hot winter tips

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rE3CwN2f44M

— On the neighbor message Service for a 2002 Toyota Corolla
5:55 p.m.

yeah, I was going to go to chipotle for a quick bite after long night and just wanted to go to bed, but they open at 12 and I could barely keep my eyes open, so the 11am's have it.. then I had no cash so jeff's was out.

I have not really had anything else other then fish chips from there, anything else recommended?

— On the neighbor message I need my Brakes done on my car
5:36 p.m.

I had fish chips and mushrooms there the other day, I originally wanted the zucchini but they were out. did you know they open at 11am.

— On the neighbor message I need my Brakes done on my car
5:20 p.m.

i had my sidewalk (walkway in the parkway) done a couple years ago, peoples gas broke my water pipe, water company came out and broke my new concrete and replaced it with concrete at beginning of winter when it was cold. concrete started flaking and chipping after. concrete looks worst then what I paid to have it redone. water company said since they had to replace the pipe because of peoples gas, peoples gas is responsible for replacing the concrete, when calling peoples gas they said that since the work was completed by the water company, the water company is responsible for their own work. so if peoples gas did not do you yet, don't get it.

— On the neighbor message Shared Cost Sidewalk Program Opens Jan. 12
2:12 p.m.

this is crazy, both sides are on opposite sides of the spectrum.

Jefferson park cannot afford to stay the same and does need to move forward with improvements, however it does not need to change it's character by building huge buildings or doubling population. just like people, change is good, but not to the point you lose who you really are.

the answer to everything Jefferson park needs is on middle ground, a place where both sides refuse to meet. either because of stubbornness, wanting their own way, political, financial motivations, or lack of skills to work collaboratively.

bob and ryan, is there no way you guys can meet in the middle with your ideas?

the first step is understanding the others point of view. you need to understand why and realize that there are some truths to both sides.

.

— On the neighbor message A Trojan Horse Comes to Jefferson Park
8:55 p.m.

I think basic updated old school home economic course will do well, people can vote on task/subject and bring items to further discussion as well as share tips..

also, a craft center with mending pieces, glues, epoxies, clamps, angles etc so if a person has a broken home item, they can bring it in and fix it there instead of sitting under a chair in there home in the corner for 10 years. people may even be able to help each other fix things as well.

a sell board, have a board/wall of items people want to sell, each person can put up a picture of their item to sell every month. if a person buys another persons item, they get to put another picture up for an item to sell for the month. each month everyone resets to 1 picture, and you cannot have the same picture up 2 weeks in a row, pick something else to sell or forfeit your turn.

bridge or card club, vote to play certain games at certain times or set up permanent schedule.

leather crafting

scented candle making

knitting/ latch hook

car stereo repair

7:03 a.m.

that was an actual project in an old issue of popular mechanics, obviously it is a joke,

but also to show how we have become more sensitive to dogs in the past 20 years, you can even get seatbelts for dogs now as well as clothing, shoes, boots and they even have their own parks.

dogs have graduated to the same level as children and an item like that resonates at the same level as you would never let a child ride outside the car.

ahh, brings me to think of the Subaru brat... is it even legal to sit in the back of a Subaru brat anymore? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swnkvtep9V8

— On the neighbor message dogs are not disposable !!
8:32 p.m.

has anyone ever used one of these?

http://imgur.com/D6KjKBc

— On the neighbor message dogs are not disposable !!
1:09 p.m.

@dude, I tried the tape head cleaner before, but when you put the cassette in it keeps attempting to auto reverse back and forth, you gave me an idea and I took one of those long wooden q-tips and cleaned the head with alcohol to see if that would do anything..... it did not work, but was worth a shot.

I am going to take a wild guess at one of the belts, I was hoping I did not have to remove it from the car and take it apart and guess what could be wrong. you would think that someone would have had a similar issue or can verify my assumption holds some weight. I would guess that if there was a loose belt or slipped spring the head might not fully engage therefore making the cassette adaptor not function. I am suppressed there aren't any electronic wizards out there.

— On the neighbor message cassette car stereo repair ?
1:06 p.m.

its the people are only breaking the law if they get caught shenanigans....

crime is down because arrest are down or people just are not getting caught

— On the neighbor message Shots fired near Portage Park?
2:46 p.m.

well, thinking about your statement, I think shooting sprees are less about killing the people and more about making a statement. it is not the people that are bad in non targeted shootings, maybe it is something the people represent that the shooter does not have or to make a statement that other people should have been paying attention to them.

— On the neighbor message Personal Safety
8:27 p.m.

you know what i don't get? you see these people going on shooting sprees killing good people in malls, movie theaters and schools, why do people that go on these shooting sprees kill like regular people.

now maybe it is not reported, but i am surprised that there are not an equal amount of people going on shooting sprees killing bad guys.

the way the world is going reminded me of this clip

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zy7YsBEuJfI

and before anyone jumps on the band wagon, i do not condone vigilantism, but i think we may see some as time goes by and more people go to concealed carry.

— On the neighbor message Personal Safety
3:33 p.m.

I have mixed feelings about conceal and carry. bad guys are going to carry guns illegally most of the time.

concealed carry gives the only option for good guys to carry guns too, and to that if you were surrounded by bad guys with guns, wouldn't you hope there was a good guy around that has a gun to protect themselves and other good people?

here is where the mix comes in, if the bad guy gets the drop on a good guy with a gun... then the bad guy has two guns..

then I also think growing up in an environment that if you have a gun you must be bad, unless your a cop... this confusion might result in a good guy shooting another good guy when he has a bad guy at gunpoint that he just saved someone from and the other good guy does not know and see's him pointing a gun at someone and shoots them.

— On the neighbor message Personal Safety
12:06 p.m.

@robin in wrp,

for food...

favorite recipes for dishes for thanksgiving. the ones you would traditionally do this time of year and probably during thanksgiving only.

— On the neighbor message happy thanksgiving
7:52 p.m.

Anyone got any favorite recipes? Anyone?

— On the neighbor message happy thanksgiving
12:58 p.m.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDVyPDP4TmM

— On the neighbor message winter tech tips
1:33 p.m.

@portage porker,

the ramps are pretty heavy and heavy duty, when I bought them several years ago they were used by some highway patrols, can't remember which one. in every instance I have used them they worked every time and they bite in quite well even on slick ice, If you seen them in action you would see there is little chance of flying.

there was one time I parked in a parking lot on ice on an incline and my car started sliding down when I got out of it, well, it was the spot I always would park so I put the ramps where I wanted to park and was able to get my car onto the ramps and it held my car in place.

— On the neighbor message winter tech tips
1:13 p.m.

http://imgur.com/0CkBj1e

here are a few of the items I have, the steel traction ramps are great on ice. I have been using the orange shovel for more then 20 years.

— On the neighbor message winter tech tips
11:05 a.m.

basic winter car tips

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iEMV3ao5Yk

also, i like to keep a couple packets of beef jerky and combos in the car for those times i am stuck in traffic and hungry.

— On the neighbor message winter tech tips
8:18 a.m.

I had one of these snow brums for years and it was really great, especillly when there is a few inches on the car/truck. however, a couple years ago I left it with my dad and it went missing in action... I was reminded again how useful it is on those snowy mornings. so I just broke down and ordered another one.

http://www.amazon.com/Sno-Brum-Original-Removal-Telescoping/dp/B0007LDXLA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1448545788&sr=8-2&keywords=snow+brum

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HyA_ga8gMI

— On the neighbor message winter tech tips
7:54 a.m.

thanks for the reminder jon, I still have not replaced the spare for the truck since it has been stolen for the second time. I had the cable lock off of it since I changed a flat and
did not put it back on, so they stole the flat spare.

so for those that have suvs, make sure your spare is locked and still there.

— On the neighbor message winter tech tips
8:52 p.m.

@Jefferson park enthusiast,

"It sounds like you have a leak or a toilet running"

you have excellent hearing

so to check if your toilet is leaking, turn off the valve that feeds water to the toilet at night and mark the water level. in the morning if the water level is below the mark, you may have a leak and most likely have to replace the flapper (most common). also, if the water level is high that it is close or near the top adjust the float, there also might be a bad seal in the feed line so after flushing the tank and water is filling move the float up and down while the water is filling to see if it shuts the water off right away or if there is a gradual reduction, if the seal is weak replace it. best to replace with a new unit.

if you have not replaced your valve and it is older, cheap insurance to replace with a new unit like this.

http://www.amazon.com/Fluidmaster-400CR-Toilet-Flapper-Repair/dp/B007TUHQWY/ref=pd_sim_60_4?ie=UTF8&dpID=41h%2BziOH-iL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR113%2C160_&refRID=16M1NNY58QZQ0GJZK14S

— On the neighbor message Water Bill
12:46 p.m.

@portage parker46,

"dropped a dime on him", some how reminded me of this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17lkdqoLt44

— On the neighbor message Basement renovation question
2:11 p.m.

@a&k, I got some strange for you

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRAr354usf8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_NholHANoY

— On the neighbor message Dr. Howard J. Marans, MD
7:16 p.m.

looks like I got a down vote, someone does not want to be investigated.

— On the neighbor message Stunning Message From JPNA President
10:20 a.m.

a hem...sew, it would seam that way.. awl, so I pleat guilty, but I had to make alterations to my original plans. so if I am not batting 100, please forgive me. where is it binding that I need to point it out.... it's notion seams bias to me. welt, that is about all I have for now since I will feed dog, then take my walking foot out the door, I just weft the house now and no, i have not overlocked it is overcasting outside.

9:06 a.m.

not in Chicago.

— On the neighbor message Sposato takes illegal campaign contribution.
6:12 a.m.

the singer shop on irving is friendly too, the lady demonstrated various stich patterns on one of the machines for me.... and for the record they don't carry iron on patches.

5:52 a.m.

if this is real fraud, and have real evidence of it, it needs to be on the news.

other than that to post it on every block is just rumor and gossip.

was this reported to the police as fraud? who was responsible to collect the signatures? are there criminal charges pending? it is not fraud until proven in a court of law with evidence that there was fraud, other then that it is alleged fraud or heresy.

contact the media if you have evidence of fraud

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/personality/pam-zekman/

— On the neighbor message Stunning Message From JPNA President
1:22 a.m.

http://www.danray.com/

office is nice and friendly, I walk in all the time to pay my policies there or if I have questions/changes on my coverage. they just remodeled the office.

12:56 a.m.

just paint the joist, put some can lights in-between the joist, epoxy coat the floor and use area rugs.

option 2 put suspending ceiling in-between the joist, with the joist still showing, thou a lot of cutting will be involved.

then for sake of argument, have a sign leading to the basement, no shoes, 80's hair, or jumping allowed.

— On the neighbor message Basement renovation question
12:50 a.m.

@latina04, a friend that has vinyl windows had an issue since he wanted to put a window mounted air conditioner in but the window did not support it and if it did it would be one of those small 5000btu units , so he got one of those portable ac units 10,000 btu and was good to go, might something like that work for the attic.

— On the neighbor message Cold Bungalow Attic
9:03 a.m.

we need more bbq places! walkable, carryout, late night, etc.

speaking of, I have a great name for one.... Barbie Q

8:01 a.m.

@portage parker 46, I have expanded baseboard heaters on the back porch, but by they time the water gets to them it is not the greatest (and yes they are insulated), this could be the same with attic space. I think deutsch may have been referring to the electric units, most of them run 220 volt, you can get them with a thermostat and do a good job heating.

— On the neighbor message Cold Bungalow Attic
7:54 a.m.

@pattymelt, there are a "bunch" of bradys, speaking of here is a variety of them

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFPOot4hhB8

— On the neighbor message Found: Water bottle belonging to Brady
7:20 a.m.

A little old lady was walking down the street dragging two large plastic garbage bags behind her. One of the bags was ripped and every once in a while a $20 fell out onto the sidewalk. The policeman noticed this and stopped her, and said, "Madam, there are $20 bills falling out of that bag."
"Oh, really? Darn it!" said the little old lady. "I'd better go back and see if I can find them.. Thanks for telling me officer."
"Well, now, not so fast," said the cop. Where did you get all that money? You didn't steal it, did you?" "Oh, no, no", said the old lady.
"You see, my back yard is right next to a Golf course. A lot of Golfers come and pee through a knot hole in my fence, right into my flower garden. It used to really tick me off. Kills the flowers, you know. Then I thought, "Why not make the best of it? So, now, I stand behind the fence by the knot hole, real quiet, with my hedge clippers. Every time some guy sticks his thing through my fence, I surprise him, grab hold of it and say, "OK., buddy! Give me $20, or off it comes."
"Well, that seems only fair," said the cop, laughing. "OK. Good luck! Oh, by the way, what's in the other bag?"
"Not everybody pays."

10:52 a.m.

"After decades of car-centric planning and design, telling OP to now switch to bike/bus or walk more is ridiculous. That change takes time."

change does take time

one of the smartest statements I have heard in a long time zip60630

there are many people with children and people with disabilities or injuries that prohibit them from walking well or riding a bike. telling everyone that they just should ride a bike or walk is insensitive to those that have issues walking, this would include walking to a bus. not everyone is healthy/able and people need to be sensitive to these individuals.

I think the best approach is if you are pro walking or biking... encourage people that can to walk, encourage those people to ride to ride, but don't be bitter to those that choose not to or can't... this is still America and last I checked complete streets was to cater to all modes of transportation. start a walking or cycling group to the park, encourage those that are able to participate.

programs like slow roll Chicago is great, they encourage biking without being bitter to those that drive a car http://www.slowrollchicago.org/

I think that we can enhance and encourage people not to drive if they don't need to by car pooling and using other modes when feasible, but not to be bitter to those that can't.

also, paying for parking is everywhere in the city, even in parks in some suburbs they have metered parking. it is not going away.

— On the neighbor message Access to Jefferson Park
8:23 p.m.

portage parker 46, there was this guy in my old neighborhood that stripped cars to the shell, cut them up and threw them away, he would sell the parts from stripping the car. he stated that he would get more from the car in pieces then if sold whole. as a kid growing up we always suspected the cars were stolen. that was not you was it?

— On the neighbor message City garbage pick ups Do's and Dont's...
8:15 p.m.

it is a shame, with a lot of folks.... the only good humor they have is in their freezer.

12:10 a.m.

"Room", as in enough room, is a function of equipment. All Metra, rapid transit and bus facilities have more than enough unused capacity to add equipment.

not sure if I get this one, aren't the cta/rta having budget issues? how would they add more equipment if they are having trouble with the equipment they have.

also, I am not sure with enough room, maybe it is because every time I ride a train or bus I end up standing because there is rarely a seat. buses seem to be more comfortable and frequent when I was younger, even if I had to open the window.

— On the neighbor message Complete Streets Safety
7:13 p.m.

concrete patio blocks are pretty tough, they should last awhile

11:33 a.m.

@proctor, I have to ask..... do you gamble

— On the neighbor message RIP Pac52us!
7:04 p.m.

he is not gone, if you hover over his name it states that he is temporary suspended for guideline violations.

— On the neighbor message RIP Pac52us!
9:25 a.m.

@spam alert, you know when you say "indeed" I hear Zachary smith saying it in my head.

— On the neighbor message Cleaning available for homes and businesses.
9:23 a.m.

whatever works, even police call for backup... no matter how much effort someone puts into something is worthless unless it has results, in that case a little effort netted a good result.

— On the neighbor message 45TH Ward Participatory Budgeting
8:13 p.m.

he is more like batman, blocking bulldozers, confronting catalytic converter theives and stuff on the down low

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2015/07/20/alderman-upset-over-meigs-field-of-the-45th-ward-at-lamont-and-wilson/

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/10/02/alderman-helps-police-nab-two-men-suspected-of-stealing-catalytic-converters/

In July, 45th Ward Ald. John Arena noticed two men out early in the morning.

“One of them got up from underneath the car, put a small sawzall into a bag,” he says. “I asked if they stole a catalytic converter actually. They said no.”

“They started running to the car and I just ran up to the car as it was taking off, took the license plate down.”

Arena’s quick thinking helped lead to felony theft charges to be filed against two men last week.

— On the neighbor message 45TH Ward Participatory Budgeting
7:57 p.m.

thank you for the clarification, I guess there was some confusion based off of the integrity of the original post and responses thereafter. when questioned with the inconsistent nature of the information instead of providing honest information, they prompted more questions that were left unanswered.

in order for anyone to take anyone around here seriously, honesty goes a long way. people want to know who they are letting into their homes and trusting with their property.

the other person stated that "I'm trying to help a couple kids that have had a really tough life get a leg up".

"I know her very well and she has cleaned my home several times. Her rates are reasonable and she is reliable."

also, you commented that "My mother posted under her account.", but where the other post is the poster says. "She is not my daughter. She has no mother"

http://chicago.everyblock.com/kindness/nov05-cleaning-available-homes-and-businesses-7176763/

the other poster stated that cas started his own business, but could not answer what the name of the business was.

http://chicago.everyblock.com/kindness/oct19-he-can-do-it-all-7140735/#comment-742149

can you please clear this up?

also, how have you come to know stacy? right now she is the only reference.

how you answer these questions will be a reflection of your integrity and character and hopefully move past the questions the other poster placed on it.

— On the neighbor message Handyman available
7:33 p.m.

this is what happens when people post under someone's account and do not specify that you are a different person, this has happened before with other recommendations and it all goes down all the same way. the group is pretty good at screening out when something is not quite right, and will call it out. with all the scams going on, you really cannot blame them. then it comes down to one simple thing and that is the response, is it bitter down voting everyone and calling everyone unreasonable and mean or is it genuine and honest and clarifying the information in a way that can show the true character of the individual they are promoting based on the genuine character of the person doing the recommending.

— On the neighbor message Cleaning available for homes and businesses.
11:16 a.m.

@spamalert, if it makes you feel any better they removed my elo and ratt links....

— On the neighbor message Cleaning available for homes and businesses.
9:50 a.m.

http://chicago.everyblock.com/kindness/oct19-he-can-do-it-all-7140735/

could be a professional name, cas sounds more handyman than ashley. where ashley experienced in deep cleaning and yard work sounds more handy than a man.

— On the neighbor message Handyman available
8:46 p.m.

ahh, the parklet was so much richer with randy there.... i miss those pop up events he did. he even handed out sandwiches....

we should do another parklet get together some time

2:13 p.m.

here's a flashback, funny cullerton was not always popular.

http://chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/mar22-why-start-3821170/#comment-5127

I am glad to come know him and even thou he was not in my ward, he was always willing to give me advise and helped me through some situations by connecting me with the right people and resources from saving geese, to combating crime, getting rid of dangerous trees and even fixing the electric in my home, etc... a great guy.

1:56 p.m.

i miss culleton's comments on here, I was thinking after he retired he would chime in from time to time, maybe even change his handle to "just tim" or something.

1:18 p.m.

because I think arena could have only one ward;)

11:39 a.m.

when I was younger I did a lot of cycling and always was in the street, there were no bike lanes then and you hugged the cars on the right making sure that no one was getting ready to get out, if there was someone in a car you slowed down, just in case they were getting out. I think that bike lanes are great and some can be widened, but I would rather see more bike lanes in the city than protective lanes. I think we need to get there first.
I would also like to see more encouragement of riding on side streets. I think if you are in heavy traffic just like driving a car, it may be more comfortable to take a side street.
i think someone suggested before that streets should be 20 miles per hour since they were safer for cyclist, if that is correct then the side streets are a viable option for cyclist and i am surprised there are not more cyclist on side streets.

— On the neighbor message Rush Hour Parking Restrictions on Milwaukee??
8:01 p.m.

@spam, funny receiver of rocks, reminds me of rock fights we had as a kid, it started by throwing small berries from some type of vine behind my friends house and somehow evolved to rocks. not real big rocks, like nickel size or so like was found abundantly in the alleys at the time. even though there was some injuries I don't recall anyone getting hit in the face.

11:59 p.m.

everyone wants things their way and think it is the best way.

i think once the community can respect each other, understand each other and come to a compromise what is best for the "whole" community it can move forward on a firm foundation.

— On the neighbor message Planning for the future in Jefferson Park
11:32 p.m.

@portage parker 46, i have to ask, what animal/character is your profile photo

4:42 p.m.

my friend from 3rd grade moved to portland, oregon. he says they are very friendly out there. he bought a van filled it with what ever he could fit and left everything else. he has no regrets.

— On the neighbor message I'm done with Chicago!
2:36 p.m.

@pac52us, just curious if you were not tied down here where you would move? you seem to be able to give examples of what would be utopia, but that's like in london and stuff. so if there was nothing holding you here, would you still live here or would you move somewhere else?

i like minnesota in the summer, but winters can be a little brutal, bru-tal i really have not traveled much and would not want to move somewhere too hot or too humid, but also not too cold. i can tolerate chicago weather well, but everything else, not sure. i think it would be safer and a less demanding work environment in more rural setting.

— On the neighbor message I'm done with Chicago!
2:15 p.m.

the killer part is some older family here that plan to die in their homes, you want to be close to help if they need anything and want to spend time with them since they don't have much left, it is easier to see them once or twice a week if your in the same city.

— On the neighbor message I'm done with Chicago!
1:52 p.m.

i hear Minnesota is nice, there are some nice small towns out there. simple life and piggly wigglys.

— On the neighbor message I'm done with Chicago!
1:38 p.m.

@chuck, I would agree that i doubt a cop will give a parent or guardian a ticket, but am curious on the legality. just something I wondered about.

— On the neighbor message Rush Hour Parking Restrictions on Milwaukee??
10:44 a.m.

you can also mess with the kids, when they say trick or treat they either hold out their bags or you can tell them to hold out their bags and then say.... trick or treat.....oh, I think I will go for a treat and start looking in their bag, then say hmm I wonder what treat I want. then the kids usually pull the bag away and explain that you are the one that is supposed to give them a treat. then you explain, no you said trick or treat and I just tricked you, as the confusion settles give them handfuls of candy. my dad used to do it all the time. that and things like trick or treat what does that mean, and have the kids explain it. or you can do the bowl of rocks, go to the door with a bowl full of rocks and say oh, I have some great rocks for you kids..... after the confusion dissipates, then say or would you rather have candy... I have only seen one kid take a rock, he was kind of heavy set and I am afraid that he maybe ate it.

10:35 a.m.

I don't believe it is available this time of year at many of the big boxes as I seen them on clearance at lowes some time ago, and not sure if it will really take at this time of year, I would look at the possibility of cultivating and planting seeds and it should come up well next spring.

— On the neighbor message Where can I buy sod this time of year?
10:25 a.m.

@ryan, so just out of curiosity if a parent wants to ride their bike with their 4 year old kid, does the kid rides on the sidewalk and the grown up or parent over 12 legally have to ride in the street? I really would like to know, can a grown up over 12 ride the sidewalk if they are accompanying a under 12 rider say like 4 or 5 years old... legally speaking.

— On the neighbor message Rush Hour Parking Restrictions on Milwaukee??
10:21 a.m.

I would get estimates first and if they are lower then the $500, do not submit them to peoples gas and just accept their offer of the $500 check to cover the inconvenience of the matter.

— On the neighbor message Bush replacement
8:21 p.m.

so to recap, how many trick or treaters did everyone get?

7:26 p.m.

nobody went

— On the neighbor message trick or treating today
7:25 p.m.

I have used jb waterweld in the past with good results, just make sure you remove any rust first.

— On the neighbor message Fix Plumbing Pipe
7:22 p.m.

Due to peoples gas? did they damage your bush? they may be responsible for replacement if they damaged or killed it during installation of laying pipe or putting in the meter.

— On the neighbor message Bush replacement
7:14 p.m.

@pac52us, I thought you could use exclamations for shouting as well right?

you see in all my handwritten communication I write in all caps since high school. and no one ever said I was shouting. also in school I was never told that all caps was shouting, so I just wanted clarification if this was a real proper english thing, I have been hand writing in caps for so long I would be concerned if I was being offensive and no one telling me.

I am also surprised that I ask a simple question for clarification stating that I really wanted to know, then i ask for a source and I get a down vote... to me that is a little rude.

cpk 99 thank you for you contribution. I know that it is not a English thing, but more of an internet etiquette thing now.

— On the neighbor message Property tax increase and the budget vote
8:12 p.m.

To be a good neighbor... Maybe they don't know there is an issue with the alarm. Maybe they can't park close to there house so they got an alarm figuring if something happened it would alert neighbos to call police. Growing up I parked a block away from my house due to limited parking in the area since I got home late. I had an alarm on my car, one day I got to my car and my windshield had a baseball bat holes thru the front window. After it was repaired, I got a note to fix my alarm, it goes off in the middle of the night unless I want to replace another window. They had also damaged the dash as well. I found that it was the wind at night that was setting off the alarm and adjusted the sensitivity and it was fine. I just wish I got the note first. Same thing with plate stickers if I see my neighbor sticker is expired,, I either personally let them know or leave a note, my first reaction it not to beat or call police on my neighbor if they may not even be aware of the issue.

7:43 p.m.

I am surprised no one has thought to leave a note on the car letting the person know that ther may be an issue with the alarm or that it may be overly sensitive. Also, I have seen trucks, loud exhaust, loud music set off car alarms.

7:16 p.m.

where is it written in any grammar book that all caps is shouting? I thought that was what the exclamation was for. I really would like to know if this is a fact of proper english or just a made up internet thing.

Maybe pac52us can post a source from a proper English book

— On the neighbor message Property tax increase and the budget vote
7:02 p.m.

you probably have a worn or expanded seal or caulk on the outside of the window, try to look for any obvious separation, if found re-caulk or seal the opening.

— On the neighbor message Window leaking in corner
12:42 p.m.

car window, home window?

just use flex seal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXhXhni1CGc

— On the neighbor message Window leaking in corner
12:32 p.m.

yeah, I did not like the apples either. you just have to avoid that house. you were right to correct the kid, also hoping that people do not do something is also not effective.

I think all kids think trick or "treat".... they are expecting a treat, something they normally do not get.

I guess it did not make sense to me because there was never candy in my house growing up, but there was apples and I did eat apples on the regular, so as a kid to go trick or treating and get an apple.... well, really did not classify as a treat to me since it was something I always had access to.

7:17 p.m.

goes to show we need more good bbq places around here...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNLhxKpfCnA

1:09 p.m.

@wayne, I grew up by Addison and Ashland, near bert weinman ford.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOX9jjr6z7E

when I trick or treated in my neighborhood, I have never come across a bowl of candy... full or empty, only a couple times in the suburbs when we had a friends dad drive us out , I seen bowls of candy outside, there were a couple with signs on it saying "take one".

I remember my parents inspecting every piece of candy for needles and razor blades, I guess it was a thing back then. did anyone else's parents do that?

— On the neighbor message Trick or treat times?
1:47 p.m.

so where are the links to the blog, ain't no bbq in texas?

— On the neighbor message Should have been in the Parklet
1:22 p.m.

@tracy, I think if you put a bowl of anything out around here people will either take it or smoke it. bad weather,halloween or not.

— On the neighbor message Trick or treat times?
11:34 a.m.

I would do it myself, you can even search you tube to see if they have your specific model.

http://www.familyhandyman.com/heating-cooling/furnace-repair/do-it-yourself-furnace-maintenance-will-save-a-repair-bill/view-all

I was thinking about upgrading my super old furnace from pilot to igniter, I understand this will also require changing the gas valve.... anyone do this conversion? is it worth it?

http://www.amazon.com/Honeywell-Y8610U-6006-Universal-Retrofit-Conversion/dp/B002AH027W

— On the neighbor message Furnace Maintenance
4:28 p.m.

I hope they say yes..... and invite us to the wedding

— On the neighbor message Furnace Maintenance
11:27 a.m.

I am surprised that there aren't more homeless trick or treating.... I always thought if I were homeless that I would trick or treat.

maybe the same reasons that hot dogs come in a 10 pack and hot dog buns an 8 pack

also, what is with the braille lettering on drive thru atms, how may blind people are driving?

10:47 a.m.

@wayne, this one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92YQbNLnh_Q

— On the neighbor message Trick or treat times?
9:12 p.m.

wow, I did not know people in their mid 50's trick or treated.... maybe it should get some softer candy....

11:08 a.m.

@betsey wow, the honeymooners is a classic, I cannot believe you never seen it. I used to watch reruns before bed every night growing up. you can watch episodes on you tube. another favorite is the jack benny show....rochester...... hey...........rochester

— On the neighbor message Trick or treat times?
10:32 a.m.

also, with state farm your claim free discount goes away for a number of years. I ended up losing money by making a claim.

— On the neighbor message Heads up for Catalytic Converter Thefts
10:25 a.m.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NQnN8QUXQU

— On the neighbor message Widow washers
10:22 a.m.

I would not chase someone with a chainsaw or even wave any fake weapons for that matter in an attacking or threatening way, since now days with everything going on I'd fear getting shot by someone stupid.

9:09 p.m.

@Betsey, omg flashback

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUqGL4yI-jk

@pattymelt, I would just make a sign saying teal pumpkin and stick it in a regular pumpkin.. done

— On the neighbor message Trick or treat times?
8:54 p.m.

maybe it's that one pizza delivery driver going home....

8:48 p.m.

I thought you were going to fly in to do those parklet pop ups

— On the neighbor message Should have been in the Parklet
11:15 a.m.

I had a non candy trick or treat experience once, they were handing out apples.. plain red apples. I said trick or treat and they said how would you like a nice apple, they presented a bunch of apples on a cookie sheet. I responded with "you ain't got no candy" no, just apples...

11:13 a.m.

@Betsey, I am not going to ask what he taste like.

— On the neighbor message Trick or treat times?
11:10 a.m.

there was one house in which before trick o treaters would get to the porch, like right about to walk up it, the guy would take a bucket of candy and throw it on everyone as they headed up the stairs. that house was nicknamed piñata house, since everyone would be scrambling on the ground picking up candy as you would from a piñata.

— On the neighbor message Trick or treat times?
9:16 p.m.

yes, the neighborhood was pretty stringent on retreaters.

— On the neighbor message Trick or treat times?
9:13 p.m.

come to think of it, what about the organic kids, where do they go trick or treating?

I remember on Halloween my dad used to send us out early trick o treating so we had candy to pass out for trick o treaters.

I used to then come home and change costumes and hit the good houses again.

— On the neighbor message Trick or treat times?
8:21 p.m.

and use a sign to say the street is closed

10:55 a.m.

I don't know about that, I here their boss is a real clown... ;)

8:08 a.m.

yep, and windows too...

8:06 p.m.

@marbear45, I lock them when I am in the house too....

4:46 p.m.

i myself would not even hire any logical fallacies... I wouldn't even hire any illogical fallacies.

— On the neighbor message JPNA Elections - bylaws
4:45 p.m.

i just heard there was another one on that block last night. I guess there was a fire and the people left there house to see what was going on and when they went back to there house it was burglarized.

3:38 p.m.

i wish I can pass out hundreds an hour, must be nice.

doe, I got only 1 buck in my pocket now, and oh deer, he is trying to get out.

wait... I also have a quarter, dime and a nickel... so at least I have common cents.

— On the neighbor message Trick or treat times?
3:29 p.m.

@wayne, did you ever get your windows done?

— On the neighbor message Windows
3:08 p.m.

@stacy, to post a pic (no sign up, or email is needed to use this)

go to

http://imgur.com/

click upload images (blue box on top)

click browse your computer and select images to open

click start upload

after it uploads, copy the url at the top and paste it to everyblock and it will link to the picture

here is an example of how the linked picture:

http://imgur.com/kR4Dhck

you can do multiple pictures at one time as well

— On the neighbor message He Can Do It All!
2:52 p.m.

so just to get all the questions out of the way.

this is meant to be a positive thing, so be positive on how you respond as it will reflect the character of your recommendation and give valuable details that can help promote cas.

amazing is yada yada yada for most people, specifics and details help promote someone. give some specific examples of what was done for you or specifically what amazed you (was it the speed of work, quality, etc) .

he has worked on several projects in the house? what projects? pictures?

provide some detail (ie tore down plaster in master bedroom 14x14, replaced 5/8 drywall, replaced some missing insulation on the west wall, taped, mud and sanded perfect, painted purple with glitter sprinkled on the top half, with white wainscoting, and put a decal of a unicorn in the one corner, kept area clean and dust free, worked around our schedule and was prompt in returning calls, etc.

"He's just started his own business".... what is the name of his business that he started

— On the neighbor message He Can Do It All!
2:13 p.m.

won't you be my neighbor, flashback

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4nI7AgUKwk

2:03 a.m.

@psmokeyz, my garage needs some help... what are they doing to yours?

— On the neighbor message Contractor recommendations for front porch
1:59 a.m.

@stovewhisperer... that's hot, figuring you live on the range, this one for you, hopefully you find it a gas.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_YK7ebcZ2o

— On the neighbor message Gas Range Restoration
12:18 a.m.

@jon, sorry the intent of my posting was not to suggest that she find a contractor off home advisor, more or less so she can see the average cost involved in a bathroom remodel to make sure they are inline with estimates. thank you for giving me the opportunity to clarify.

— On the neighbor message Bathroom Remodel
6:02 p.m.

I would like to see supercuts come back

5:59 p.m.

The guys were all at a deer camp. No one wanted to room with Bob, because he snored so badly. They decided it wasn't fair to make one of them stay with him the whole time, so they voted to take turns. The first guy slept with Bob and comes to breakfast the next morning with his hair a mess and his eyes all bloodshot. They said, "Man, what happened to you? He said, "Bob snored so loudly, I just sat up and watched him all night." The next night it was a different guy's turn. In the morning, same thing, hair all standing up, eyes all bloodshot. They said, "Man, what happened to you? You look awful! He said, 'Man, that Bob shakes the roof with his snoring. I watched him all night." The third night was Fred's turn. Fred was a tanned, older cowboy, a man's man. The next morning he came to breakfast bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. "Good morning!" he said. They couldn't believe it. They said, "Man, what happened?" He said, "Well, we got ready for bed. I went and tucked Bob into bed, patted him on the butt, and kissed him good night. Bob sat up and watched me all night."

— On the neighbor message Water Polo
5:58 p.m.

@joanie, so I say I would like to know places as well and get a thumbs down...
not really sure why... not something I would expect from you.

I even gave you thumbs up on your great suggestions.

— On the neighbor message Buffalo Wings
5:42 p.m.

or have someone else order for you....

— On the neighbor message Godzilla Sushi
10:26 p.m.

reminds me of the plan of all those single family houses and that senior building on Kilpatrick.

things change, instead of looking at the negative, list the positives the development will add to the area.

8:56 p.m.

oh, on the last part they would say that they did not want the fries since they were the wrong price and leave the drive thru.

6:47 p.m.

well, you can try something like this:

turn off the car in the drive thru and walk inside to talk to the manager. if the manger raises his voice and ask you to move the car, state loudly "what, you threatening me!" when they try to reel it in and say that they really need you to move the car, get down on one knee and start crying. state that your used to getting it your way at burger king and you just don't understand why they are trying to take extra money from you, that you are a good person. "why are you doing this to me"? "everyone is trying to destroy me" see if your concern is listened to/resolved, tell them that you will move the car and the split second that you see relief on their face. go with an "uh oh... I think I locked the keys in the car". as soon as you see the look change, state oh, you got them. when you see he look change again, say no these are the wrong keys... look change, oh, yeah these are them.

or you can keep it simple and have you and or all your friends go thru the drive thru daily and order the incorrectly priced item and when they all get to the pickup window if the price is not correct, they are to say "no your sign says 1.69" that price is not correct. when they get buried with bag of fries at the window, they may resolve the issue.

6:31 p.m.

blue, helicopter, flashback

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxuNtxBBEkE

— On the neighbor message Helicopter
5:24 p.m.

"there is a craft fair on Nov 13 and I want to know if anyone has attended"

if you get anyone that attended the event before it happened, let me know.... they have a working flux capacitor.

— On the neighbor message Need info about the Sugar Plum Craft Fair
5:11 p.m.

if so, check the screen to make sure the prices are correct during your order.

refuse to pay if price is incorrect

ask to speak to he manager, if you complained but not to the manager it could be reason why it was not resolved.

ask to speak manager and if not resolved let them know you intend to call or write corporate, you can probably email them pictures if you wish detailing the situation.

call the corporate number, most places have a number you can call if you are charged differently at the window, usually posted by the pick up window.

if you complain to corporate and they find your reporting the issue of value you may get a free happy meal or a coupon for 10 cents off your purchase.

and the last and probably best suggestion, don't go to mc donalds..

4:59 p.m.

speaking of chickens, anyone remember this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKss2pBYQ6Y

— On the neighbor message Cooper's Hawk
9:29 a.m.

hopefully it is as nice as this one ;)

http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/cto/5250772494.html

— On the neighbor message VIN Report Question
7:20 p.m.

@a&k, it is a step up from what was there, and will help move the area forward.

5:40 p.m.

i would like to know as well.

I think the key as insert name here is "great wings", most pizza places around here can deliver wings, but most are just good at best....

I have always made the carryout run to buffalo joes, I have been doing it so long that I have not even thought to check anywhere else. http://buffalojoesevanston.com/

— On the neighbor message Buffalo Wings
5:02 p.m.

oh, wait I retract.... I thought that was going to be a rendition of the old bank of America building on irving and lamon, the binny's one.

4:34 p.m.

i like it, kinda looks retro modern... I would not call it a shame, it is a shame that what is there now for as long as it has been.
when they said they were going to keep the old building, I did not expect them to add a level, it may work in houses, buildings not so much. in order for it to be a larger story building would merit new construction. for retaining the old building,
where did you get the scoop on the pictures?

4:28 p.m.

thinking about this and what my dad would probably do if he were in this situation... ya see you rent or purchase a couple 42" industrial fans and point them toward the property blowing any dust back their way.
but, seriously maybe running a tall sprinkler in your front lawn while they are working will keep some of it away from your house.

— On the neighbor message Dust from neighbor's gut-rehab dumpster
12:02 p.m.

it is a shame that cooper cannot keep better tabs on his hawk, it seems to be all over the place... funny thing is I have never seen cooper with a hawk... are we sure it is his?

— On the neighbor message Cooper's Hawk
11:55 a.m.

:)

11:46 a.m.

also, if it is plain drywall consider replacing at least lower sections or sections that have high moisture with green board or sheetrock. if it is near a bathroom and you don't have an exhaust fan, installing one may help with moisture.

— On the neighbor message mold removal
11:44 a.m.

plastidip it and if you want to change the color, just peel it off.

— On the neighbor message Paint Metal Awnings
11:40 a.m.

I was thinking that the other day, that the binnys would kill them. then I got to thinking
where will the people that stand in front of it stand now?

— On the neighbor message What's up with P & S Food and Liquor?
11:39 a.m.

@conor, good to hear! it was pretty easy to misconstrue your intended meaning.

the word "sincerely" , then the "ick", did not come off as tongue and cheek (also no smiley face... lol ). then the phrase "my home" implied nimby attitude. I thought you were one of those only eat plants and thinks everyone that eats meat is evil types and was looking to move to jeff park for the sole purpose of joining the jpna.

11:32 a.m.

or make it 4000 obo, so when they talk you down, your right at 3050

— On the neighbor message VIN Report Question
5:47 p.m.

yes, I had a flicker. called my neighbor same thing. everything is working now thou

— On the neighbor message Rolling Power Outage?
5:25 p.m.

@connor, I disagree. I think that It is valuable to not to hope businesses stay 10 miles away from my home, even if I won't patronize them as long as they are reputable businesses.

I will be not far from binnys. I don't drink much let alone buy a lot of liquor, but I welcome them to the neighborhood. I probably will never go there.

if you do not want to move forward in attracting new business, that is your call and I respect that, but would like to understand why. you may have some valid reasons that I have not thought about.

I would say that even thou I would also welcome portillio's, I believe that there will be some traffic concerns and that the patio might be a better fit for the area.

also, baring businesses from a 10 mile radius is pretty big as well, maybe a smaller radius, so maybe jeff park can accommodate them.

not sure if you know, but there are a lot of people that like bbq around 6 corners, we even have a bbq fest yearly on Milwaukee.

also, what about you thoughts on culvers? they signed a letter of intent next to the binny's .

again, I welcome them and will probably patronize them? would you welcome culvers or do you want them to move 10 miles away?

I am just trying to understand your view.

9:58 a.m.

you may even find a bus shelter...

— On the neighbor message Bungalow Trim
11:07 p.m.

@aidan, portillo's would be nice, but I would rather see the patio at 6 corners

maybe they could take that vacant property at cicero and Byron.

http://www.patioribs.com/

we need more bbq around here

10:11 p.m.

@portage parker 46, I have always referred to jewel as jewel, but funny that I always refered to osco as oscos.

9:12 p.m.

apholstery - furniture with downloadable apps, most popular app I-sit

— On the neighbor message Saving spots already?
8:57 p.m.

@wanyne, not a remedy, but might make you laugh.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-AhWR73pYo

— On the neighbor message Any suggestions for a cat deterrent?
8:44 p.m.

did you check the house? sometimes spare trim will be in the basement or crawl space.
you could take from another non conspicuous window (like behind a curtain) and make that one a plane frame.
some resellers that sell reclaimed trim from rehabs
it almost looks like a picture framing wood, you may have luck looking under picture frame lumber.
lastly you can see if you have any router bits that match the grooves and make a duplicate.

— On the neighbor message Bungalow Trim
11:35 p.m.

it could be an experiment in someone creating their own protected bike lane, the chairs also create a people space encouraging people to linger.

— On the neighbor message Saving spots already?
8:32 p.m.

how bout a talent show, buy in is $15 to perform, $5 for spectators, prize is split the pot of by in. this way if anyone has kids or family or friends to perform there you go.

they can even separate the buy in for different categories.

— On the neighbor message Idea Factory for the Patio Theater
1:43 p.m.

my clear internet service is shutting down in November too. so does anyone offer similar broadband or is it all a line to the house?

— On the neighbor message RCN
1:16 p.m.

oh, my god sue you triggered a flashback

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPaACIEnQMg

10:03 a.m.

i heard it, sounded like fireworks to me as well. I talked to a friend driving and they said people are going a little crazy out there with the cubs.

10:32 p.m.

A child asked his father, "How were people born?" So his father said, "Adam and Eve made babies, then their babies became adults and made babies, and so on." The child then went to his mother, asked her the same question and she told him, "We were monkeys then we evolved to become like we are now." The child ran back to his father and said, "You lied to me!" His father replied, "No, your mom was talking about her side of the family."

— On the neighbor message Woman and Dr.
8:36 p.m.

every time I see or hear community, it takes me back to the days of community discount store.

that and the golden bear restaurant.

7:22 p.m.

I had a friend that used to take pictures of things or people that are odd. what he would do is pretend that he is taking my picture with his camera phone and really be pointing it at the people or things in back of me. he said that way if anything comes of it, he could say that he got a picture. its kinda weird, but if he sees a suspicious car parked with people in it he would like drop his keys or something and take a picture of the plate. we would be walking and he would say hold up, let me take your picture. not sure if it helps but, he said if you see something suspicious and you are unsure what to do, at least try to get a picture of it, then if anything becomes of it, it will make it easier to remember the details and share with police.

— On the neighbor message Parents be Careful at Portage Park Playground
10:05 p.m.

so while we are on the subject of alcohol and for fun, what is everyone's favorite drink?

i rarely drink, but mine would be a long island iced tea.

what is your poison?

Ie. i like stone ruination ipa

9:49 p.m.

@Stephanie, will you have danishes?

— On the neighbor message Fannies cafe opening soon in Jefferson Park
9:32 p.m.

are you referring to like a storm window (metal frame)? if so some ace hardware and true value stores might do them if you take them in. broken glass can clearly be a real pane.

— On the neighbor message Metal Frame Basement Windows
9:22 p.m.

not sure if it works, but it has good reviews on amazon... keep in mind it will also deter bears. I would imagine if you have dogs on both sides to position you could try this

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IR5341M?keywords=cat%20repeller&qid=1444179133&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1

it has lower reviews, but its range is only 22 feet, so you may position it in a way that it is in-between your property and encompassing the area of your porch.

7:54 p.m.

Product Description

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How It Works:
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entering the 40 foot (12 meter) range of protection. As soon as a pest enters this area the unit emits an ultrasonic
noise (only audible to the pest) and flashes ultra-bright strobe lights to effectively scare and keep pests far away.

Product Features:
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★ 12 months maintenance-free operation via 2 x 9V batteries (sold separately).
Optional AC power Adaptor also available. Search Amazon for: "AC Power Adaptor for PestAway"

Protects:
Yards, Gardens, Porches, Patios, Balconies, Greenhouses, Ponds, Barns, Flower Beds, Campsites...

Effectively Repels:
Cats, Dogs, Rodents, Rats, Mice, Birds, Bears, Deer, Raccoon, Skunk, Rabbits, Squirrels, Ducks, Geese, etc

7:42 p.m.

to tag on an example of a more positive professional response would be:

lol... no we are open to all patients. we have a state of the art facility with new equipment and specialize in (insert specialty here), we also do pediatric dentistry (if you do that) and take many forms of insurance as well as payment plans (if applicable). i look forward to serving the community for their dental needs. if you have any questions about our services, call us at 773-647-1093. we look forward to hearing from you.

i hope this helps

— On the neighbor message Brighter Smile
4:46 p.m.

@michelle, it was clearly a pun and I apologize if you do not understand the humor, but by saying that I have nothing else better to do or that I am a coward is a personal attack in violation of every block guidelines.

http://chicago.everyblock.com/help/guidelines/

you can see my history and I usually will put a pun on a thread to bump it so it gets more attention (more attention to your post and business).

I am sure if you had a more positive response other than attacking me this thread would have not taken the negative direction that it has.

— On the neighbor message Brighter Smile
4:41 p.m.

I picture kenji convincing god that it is 2015 and heaven needs wifi, also greatnwside reddit and that god needs to post and text to add content. that and god should probably have another kid. then there probably was an incident when he started a fire in for a bbq and it was rain out.

— On the neighbor message Sad News
10:23 p.m.

very sorry to hear this, prayers to all family and friends.

— On the neighbor message Sad news about our favorite troll.
7:01 p.m.

if you get mace one with a flip cap can be easier, you should be able to operate the unit without looking at it. keep in mind you would have to have it in your hand or easily accessible when your being attacked, so look for a model that you would be carrying or is easily accessible, otherwise it may be difficult to get to while being attacked. mace expires and has to be replaced periodically so make record of the date, also make sure the nozzle stays clean. make sure you know how to use it, if your attacker gets to your mace before you do they can use it against you.

they also have models that have strobes and alarms
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyXsBXsl1js

two issues that I had in the past with mace, on one occasion it did not work (did not fire) and on another, it barely phased the person. so if it does not work, what are you going to do? two is one and one is none.

also, make sure to role play situations often, make it a habit so if/when something does happen your reaction is automatic.

something like below could be an alternative

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nePqv5pgkU

— On the neighbor message Alert
5:17 p.m.

@pp46, I agree who is making these cars..... I mean every time I stop, my car brakes.

I guess my car is pretty healthy, it runs almost every day, I don't even do that.

my car likes bbq , I mean it comes with it's own front grill, I just have not figured how to use it yet.

I notice my truck is not so tired, but that is because someone stole the spare tire again (this is twice now).

when I found a crow bar to change my tire, the bird behind the counter asked what I wanted to drink... what a lug.

speaking of Cadillacs. what car does Satan drive? a Cadilac Devil-le

— On the neighbor message WARNING!
8:50 p.m.

now if your car was wonton, i would say someone ate it.

— On the neighbor message WARNING!
12:08 p.m.

most seniors are out of high school or college, thou I guess there may be a few that go back for a ged or take additional college classes, it "depends" on the senior.

good luck with your search ;).

— On the neighbor message Babysitter
11:13 p.m.

my point exactly, I see lights I signal and pull over instantly where it is safe to do so, i roll down my window as i am pulling over and leave both hands on the wheel. i wait for the officer to approach and talk. when he ask for my license and insurance, i respond with yes sir, no sir, i tell him my license is in my wallet i and i move slowly. i started to type some situations, but i guess there were more then i thought so lets just say that i was respectful and everything was fine.

there was one case thou that i was ticketed for speeding and it was not me, it was a car that blew by me in skoke. i told my lawyer that i wanted to plead not guilty because it was not me and i even took my car back there and my car was not even capable in reaching that speed in that short of a block (i was really not guilty) my lawyer told me to plead guilty, i had a conflict in doing so because to me it was the principle of the matter, but he insisted that if i did not, it would be worse, i pleaded guilty and i was given supervision and everything was fine.

— On the neighbor message Cops like to stop
10:31 p.m.

and for the record, I walked to vitamin shop, currency exchange, oh chatted with barb at josi's too, they have a new flavor cherry amaretto.... darn I forgot to scan my belly card.

— On the neighbor message Cops like to stop
7:57 p.m.

I just seen an officer at vitamin shop, I told him stay safe officer, he said thanks.

— On the neighbor message Cops like to stop
7:36 p.m.

Yes, I agree but until that time comes... I am not taking a chance.

— On the neighbor message Cops like to stop
7:05 p.m.

@pac,

"Are you making light of what's being recognized as a legitimate problem nationwide?"

no, there you go with the assumptions again, if the dude just let it go and walked away peacefully he would have been fine. I am stating it is not smart to antagonize or jerk someone around that can hurt you. you need to choose your battles. compliance is key, same thing goes for criminals you may have heard the phrase your money or your life, you may have a better chance of living if you comply, again not saying its right, but it is what it is.

the only thing stopping someone from hurting someone else is their own self control, and you have no way of knowing how dangerous a human being can be, if there is a cop with a baton, a gun, a tazer, a partner, backup and potential and resources to frame me up.... guess what? I ain't going to get on no soap box and talk about rights, if it goes to court that is where I will fight anything if need be. if I start smarting off and he shoots me dead, it isn't going to do me any good.

— On the neighbor message Cops like to stop
6:04 p.m.

reminds me of this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xzkd_m4ivmc
.

— On the neighbor message Cops like to stop
10:18 p.m.

I am not going to take a chance and get kilt, I think I will just do what they say. If you want to argue, and they start shouting at you stop resisting, break your wrist and put their knee in your back and cuff you so be it. If I have an issue, I will just fight them in court.

— On the neighbor message Cops like to stop
11:22 a.m.

thought this was interesting and probably the place for it, i personally would never have thought to even question the cop.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNjaEVFiku0

— On the neighbor message Cops like to stop
4:21 a.m.

Other modes like :
1) walking
2) transit
3) bike

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUp8tYlKrDc

— On the neighbor message Complete Streets Safety
1:27 a.m.

this is interesting, I was brought up with the yes sir no sir upbringing. I had friends beat up by cops for smarting off. I also had a friend with a water gun and a female cop drew a gun and said drop it or I will shoot you, we were like 11. he dropped it instantly and did not debate that it was a water gun. cops were tough in my day they would stop and talk to us and ask us what was going on in the neighborhood, we would tell them who the bad guys were, they would shake down the people that had drugs and cut it loose in the wind. I have been jerked around by cops a few times, but always complied with yes sir no sir and keeping my hands in sight and asking permission if I needed to move and always came out fine. I think if Deutsch may have been brought up the same way, not saying that it is right, but it was how we were brought up, we always complied so know no different.

— On the neighbor message Cops like to stop
10:36 p.m.

an svt mustang would actually be a horse with heart issues

— On the neighbor message Complete Streets Safety
10:22 p.m.

Other modes, like horses?we can make a horse lane. We can have shared bike and horse racks for parking with a trough. Come to think of it the dodge colt comes to mind.

— On the neighbor message Complete Streets Safety
2:21 p.m.

correction

"I do think the speed limit should be maintained and not reduced.... this does not mean I condone speeding."

addition, areas of high density on the strip should be reduced speed to 25.

— On the neighbor message Complete Streets Safety
9:38 a.m.

cont,

as I said, major businesses would probably not even survive if they did not provide a parking lot... there is no free as you buy scheme, it is a cost of business. a case in point would be the supercuts that used to be on cicero, they closed and moved by Lincoln and devon, the owner was looking for a place to move back to six corners, but said that he needed a place with a parking lot for it to be worth it. he realizes that if he did not provide free parking, it would not be worth it to relocated the business..

we maintain roads to support drivers to not only deliver, but purchase goods from stores, it support infrastructure. I am sure you shop at places that have goods delivered by delivery vehicles.

— On the neighbor message Complete Streets Safety
9:33 a.m.

@pac52us, please don't go out of your way to twist my words..... I am sure you have the intelligence to understand what I have to say, please don't pretend you don't.

current light timing does not work, traffic does not flow. if traffic was timed properly like you say there would be less issues.

http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/publicroads/02janfeb/timing.cfm

•Improve air quality and reduce fuel consumption.
•Reduce congestion and save time for commercial and emergency vehicles, buses, and the public.
•Reduce the number of serious accidents.
•Reduce aggressive driving behavior, including red-light running.
•Postpone or eliminate the need to construct additional road capacity

using a button would help in pedestrian safety, they can cross whenever they want, I even proposed that the button give them more time.

I stated that we need to fix the traffic issues to the south before killing off the lane between central and elston. there was never anything said about me advocating or saying leave the lane so people could blow off steam or that I advocate endangering people. I never advocated speeding, so don't say that next.

I do not think the speed limit should be maintained and not reduced.... this does not mean I condone speeding.

I like the video, to me it was entertaining.... I shared it with another cyclist, I said I did not condone anything in it. it is irrelevant to our conversation.

in terms of pennies being added to goods delivered, same can be said for the pennies that are rolled into the cost of business to provide a parking lot, that is the only point I was attempting to make.

for the I am not sure what time this is now, but I agree with you about bus lanes, I agree that everyone should use their portion. I want bike lanes, I want safety enhancements, but I also want traffic improvements, as I feel will add to safety.

— On the neighbor message Complete Streets Safety
9:33 a.m.

@pac,

"You are laboring under the misunderstanding that drivers pay for all of the public way that is the street improvements"

i am laboring, when did i say drivers pay for all of the public way that is the street improvements?

we all share the cost, just like one pays for public schools, but has no kids

delivery trucks deliver goods to stores, restaurants, home, services, us postal, police, ambulance, fire, etc all use, wait for it....roads. major retailers provide parking so people can purchase enough merchandise to keep them in business, no parking, no cars, limited business, business closes, maybe a rinky dink shop would survive, but not a major retailer. close the lot to the jewel and see what happens. you think jewel could survive on just bike and walk in traffic, no they provide parking because it is a need of the business.

you slow down delivery trucks to 20mph, I am sure that is going to roll into the cost of goods since they will make less stops per day, resulting in more trucks for meeting demands of all deliveries.

I do support other modes of transportation, I even use a push scooter from time to time.

and lets not forget, i do want bike lanes, i follow the speed limit, i support all modes of transportation.

@warland, this is for you, at 3:18 it reminds me of when i merged my bike onto lakeshore drive, crossing over to get to grant park... lol, no not condoning, but an entertaining video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeNMwkmZdvA

@ryan,

"In this pattern of design, it makes it very difficult for anyone to get to a home depot unless they drive. But what if you don't, or can't drive? What if you're elderly? Or a teenager? Or disabled? Or you can't afford a car? You are effectively screwed."

no, your not screwed, you just get it delivered...

— On the neighbor message Complete Streets Safety
1:32 a.m.

@warland, I ride a bike and walk as well, and probably put less miles on my car per year than most. Under 3,000. Yes, I probably walk and bike more than I drive, and I don't characterize cyclist as freeloaders.

— On the neighbor message Complete Streets Safety
3:39 p.m.

there are not free places to park, they are paid by the business to spur business. you close up jewel, sams club, menards and home depots parking lots and lets see if they drop in sales. they are there because if the businesses did not provide them, they would not be as profitable. street parking there are meters.

cars pay for plate stickers, license, parking etc. cyclist pay for nothing, riding is free, no license, no street parking fees, etc.

we provide places for bike parking everywhere, cyclist for years park where ever they want, trees, poles, gates, old parking meters, and free bike parking racks.

— On the neighbor message Complete Streets Safety
11:18 a.m.

@ryan, I agree with that part of Milwaukee, but only after the traffic issues on the other parts of Milwaukee are addressed, right now that is what is releasing the backed up traffic and that is why people speed, it is like releasing a caged bull. if you lock that part down now without alleviating rush hour backups through other effective methods, there are going to be compounding issues, if you want to take down the lane, fix traffic flow from the south during rush hour, then when that is corrected through traffic control and safety enhancements, kill the lane, make it bike lanes bus lanes what ever... at that point it does not matter because the traffic issues have been addressed.

— On the neighbor message Complete Streets Safety
5:07 p.m.

the main focus needs to be to convince people that complete streets will help with traffic, i think people are confused when you have a 30mph street that they are doing 5 mph in rush hour and then people want to drop that down to 20mph, it gives the assumption that they will be going 3mph. you would need to explain that by using traffic calming that even thou it would lower the overall speed limit that people may in fact reach their destination quicker.

— On the neighbor message Complete Streets Safety
2:32 p.m.

It is why no one drives 30 mph down Lincoln in the heart of Lincoln Square,

"because there is a perceived (and real) risk of getting into an accident or killing someone."

so by increasing the risk of killing someone we slow speeders down....

— On the neighbor message Complete Streets Safety
2:23 p.m.

@ryan, maybe my point is getting misconstrued. my first comment was:

"many people are thinking in terms of traffic" people are looking at some of the bad traffic now and when people want to make it slower it does not make sense to the people that are stuck in it.

if you can regulate the flow of traffic, you can speed up traffic and get it flowing, this does not mean making the speed limit higher, but making the traffic faster.

look at the overly built lawrance in harwood heights, west of harlem.... not really a lot of speeders, not really a lot of traffic. why? good light timing and law enforcement.

The normal function of traffic lights requires sophisticated control and coordination to ensure that traffic moves as smoothly and safely as possible and that pedestrians are protected when they cross the roads. A variety of different control systems are used to accomplish this, ranging from simple clockwork mechanisms to sophisticated computerized control and coordination systems that self-adjust to minimize delay to people using the road.

Dynamic control

See also: Traffic signal preemption

The controller uses input from detectors, which are sensors that inform the controller processor whether vehicles or other road users are present, to adjust signal timing and phasing within the limits set by the controller's programming. It can give more time to an intersection approach that is experiencing heavy traffic, or shorten or even skip a phase that has little or no traffic waiting for a green light. Detectors can be grouped into three classes: in-pavement detectors, non-intrusive detectors, and detection for non-motorized road users.

Non-motorized user detection

Non-motorized users are classified as pedestrians, bicyclists, and equestrians. Provisions for detecting these users include demand buttons and tuned detectors.

— On the neighbor message Complete Streets Safety
2:19 p.m.

So, 4 cars on Austin in the a.m. "rush" got more green time than 35 cars on Milwaukee in the signal cycle. Why?

so as i said proper light timing that changes during times of the day and cars would help, the light times should coincide with traffic patterns. there can be a bump out on Austin to shorten the crossing space done. or just shorten the light to match traffic and put as you would call it a beg me button when pedestrians are present to ensure they have ample time to cross, that would be most efficient.

I'm proposing 20 mph design speed.

so what will be the penalty for cyclist going over 20mph and how do you intend to enforce it? skinner protected bike lanes?

as i said this is not the uk, this is chicago and people are different. they will not easily adapt, they will barrel down side streets doing 30, stop at a stop sign for only 2 seconds and speed off to the next stop sign...., i know the consequences of what traffic does, i have delivered pizzas when i was younger. you can see how people take side streets and blow stop signs now or barrel down side streets taking speed bumps side ways.

— On the neighbor message Complete Streets Safety
1:34 p.m.

many people are thinking in terms of traffic, we do not have the issue of lines of bikes lined up in bike lanes stuck in bike traffic with cyclist leaning on cars waiting for traffic to let up, nor do we have crowds of people on sidewalks of people beeping at each other waiting 10 minutes to cross at a light, however we do have car traffic and gridlock especially during rush hour. with some of the comments like slow cars down, move next to your work or why don't you ride a bike leaves a bad impression with someone stuck in traffic everyday with a legitimate reason to drive. this has also left a tarnished image on what complete streets stands for.

with proper traffic light control and safety improvements we can make it easier for other forms of transportation to be more viable in which may help traffic overall, this is the goal of complete streets i believe, to balance all forms of transportation in which will eventually elevate car traffic, thou this is not for everyone, cars will still have their role in many peoples lives.

the solution is not to slow car traffic to a point of 20 miles per hour in the city, when a bike can hit speeds of 25 or 30 with little traffic. it needs to be to preserve the speed limit over the course of the day. I have seen proper light timing in areas and you can pretty much set the cruise control at 30 and make every light, at that point speeding will only get you to a red light, but if you do the limit, you'll reap the benefits. also, in all due reality... this is not the uk and will never be the uk.

— On the neighbor message Complete Streets Safety
11:07 a.m.

@dennis, you were helpful in brining awareness to the topic, at the end of the day, I think everyone knows more now.

— On the neighbor message Dog Flu Epidemic Crisis
12:19 a.m.

was there any embroidery found at the scene?

— On the neighbor message Thanks for ruining our egg hunt ...
5:24 p.m.

@everyone,

there are two points of view with pros and cons with getting shots and everyone has a right to make their own choices.

we can all discuss pros and cons and share important information that may help one make the best decision for their pet while being careful not to put anyone down.

right?

— On the neighbor message Dog Flu Epidemic Crisis
5:23 p.m.

1633 Beat Meeting May 19, 2015 7:00 PM-8:00 PM

1633 Beat Meeting
Details: Come join your neighbors at the CAPS meeting where you will meet your beat officer(s) and talk about crime-related problems on your block and together we can improve our neighborhoods.
Contact Details: 016th District CAPS Office 312-742-4521
Location: Merrimac Park 6343 W. Irving Park Rd. 7:00 PM

4:51 p.m.

@brian4 real, what beat are you?

1634 is april 23 2015, 7:00 PM-8:00 PM 1634 Beat Meeting

1634 Beat Meeting
Details: Come join your neighbors at the CAPS meeting where you will meet your beat officer(s) and talk about crime-related problems on your block and together we can improve our neighborhoods.
Contact Details: 016th District CAPS Office 312-742-4521
Location: St. Bartholomew Church Kreuger Hall 4910 W. Addison

4:40 p.m.

caps meetings can be helpful, at least you can meet some of your neighbors that you may not otherwise meet that are concerned with attempting to be more informed about what is going on in the neighborhood. I have seen where groups of people of a particular block came to caps meetings to complain about a particular house and more things were done, usually one person does not cut it. so I would suggest if there is a problem building or corner on your block, it is a good point to invite your neighbors to the meeting and voice concern, usually the police will respond with some action if there is a bunch of neighbors with the same concern. also, the cops can provide more information on specific events that happened recently around you, sometimes they run down the events and ask if anyone wants more information and sometimes you can just ask. It is a way to support the police in letting them know the neighborhood wants to be involved, the more people that go the better. I would encourage if you do go or are a long term resident you encourage new people that moved into the area to go.

4:13 p.m.

@ryan, thank you, I plan to continue, i have appreciated your comments as well. You explain your points well without being overbearing. You have a way of getting people to understand your point instead of convincing people your point is right.

1:01 p.m.

even thou I don't have the car anymore, I still have my hat... lol

http://imgur.com/76T3HOQ

7:21 a.m.

I had a 61 impala turquoise blue at one time, thanks for sharing,
my dad owned a couple of 60 impalas at one time as well.

there was actually this lady that used to collect 1961 chevys that lived by irving park and Rockwell, her name slips me at the moment, but she had this sweet 61 convertible with a 348 big block.

7:09 a.m.

omg, killer flash back... you better run

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kf8iC9t9Vvk

— On the neighbor message Run Again in Portage Park?
6:59 a.m.

@pac, what is your favorite classic car?

6:42 a.m.

check with a high schooler that has a high school jacket, if I remember there were places that supplied the jacket and patches also did embroidery. there used to be a place on western long ago, but I believe it is gone. maybe the singer store on irving park would know some place.

— On the neighbor message embroidery in the neighborhood?
6:22 a.m.

There’s now even a recommendation from scientists: “The researchers...suggest that people with influenza-like illness distance themselves from their pets.”

http://www.takepart.com/article/2012/10/10/really-you-can-give-your-dog-or-cat-flu

— On the neighbor message Dog Flu Epidemic Crisis
8:07 p.m.

I know who the winner is and I will be the first to announce it on everyblock.

the winner is John!

— On the neighbor message well...
7:41 p.m.

this is not the plague, it is the flu, and as with any illness complications can happen.

what a&k is saying is that his pets are well cared for and "if" his pets, "if" they happen to catch it, he would notice it right away and take them in for care immediately ensuring their survival and protecting other dogs. some people do not believe in shots, and they should not be ostracized for it. I rarely get sick, then I got a flu shot years ago and got sick, I know everyone is going to say you can't get sick because the strain is not active, but you know what... I got sick. I have never got one again. also, I had a friend that is allergic to egg and could not get the flu shot or serious complications would have resulted. I do not think less of a&k for believing in sticking to mild or "natural" medications, this is a believe that many parents even share with their children, wanting only natural medications.

it is obvious that a&k cares about his pets since he has questions and doubts because he has never heard of this before, a parent would be overly protective of their children also. questioning a relatively new shot that came out in I believe 2009.

If CIV is quickly diagnosed and treated, the fatality rate is quite low.

Because CIV is a virus similar to the flu in humans, there is no specific antiviral medication available. However, supportive care and appropriate treatment of secondary infections are important. Your veterinarian may advise the following to soothe your dog while the condition runs its course:
•Good nutrition and supplements to raise immunity
•A warm, quiet and comfortable spot to rest
•Medications to treat secondary bacterial infections
•Intravenous fluids to maintain hydration
•Workup and treatment for pneumonia

Be advised, while most dogs will fight the infection within 10 to 30 days, secondary infections require antibiotics and, in the case of pneumonia, hospitalization.

— On the neighbor message Dog Flu Epidemic Crisis
4:17 a.m.

perspective

it is pretty much over. garrido had a great opportunity to bring more of his vision to the table and there were some on the fence waiting.... but nothing ever came. arena had a track record and some good momentum in the last few months. some were expecting more from garrido then, I can do better. the question came how and the answer pretty much came out that he would listen to you, get more police, and get the potholes and curbs fixed. there may have been more, but it was not really broadcasted out. that is all that people heard.

so in conclusion you have the ones that continue to support arena,

the ones that continue to support garrido

the ones on the fence that arena swayed by recent events

the ones on the fence that just don't like arena's vision so to vote for garrido

the ones that supported garrido that were swayed by arena

the few that supported arena that were swayed by garrido, not for garrido's vision but the disagreement of arena's vision.

then you have the rest that just don't care

and lastly the ones that want pac52us, countless what does garrido postings to just stop consuming everyblock.... sorry pac

— On the neighbor message Arena Leading Garrido By Nine Points
5:37 p.m.

If I get sick and say I am sick as a dog.... what does a dog say when they are sick?

https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/dog-care/canine-influenza-viruscanine-flu

— On the neighbor message Dog Flu Epidemic Crisis
5:20 p.m.

@jan, maybe it was cheaper to plant a seed

— On the neighbor message How about those trees we lost last year?
5 p.m.

it may be interesting to set a few eggs out again and see if it happens again you can hide them pretty well and leave the candy unwrapped put it where only an animal would know where they would be by smell. a kid would not go into your yard a few days after easter to look for eggs. just for the sake of science, at least it may bring peace of mind.

— On the neighbor message Thanks for ruining our egg hunt ...
4:50 p.m.

I am sure not one peep was heard.

— On the neighbor message Thanks for ruining our egg hunt ...
1:13 p.m.

@flourgrrl, you say broke in. Just curious did they break a lock on a gate? Also, must be someone that knows you were doing it overnight, as I know a lot of people that do it early morning. Someone had to know the eggs would be there.

— On the neighbor message Thanks for ruining our egg hunt ...
12:57 p.m.

I thought it was dibble?

http://tinyurl.com/qedjprz

10:14 a.m.

@PAC52US,

"My neighbors and I understand if we keep the car-centric vibe, we promote people driving through rather than lingering and shopping."

omg, you triggered a flashback

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIdGxR-aU6o

1:32 a.m.

@dunning neighbor, I call it some timers. similar to Alzheimer's, but just some of the time.

— On the neighbor message Leadbelly Burgers
10:48 p.m.

As a general rule, your ideal sodium level is 139, with an optimal range of 136 to 142. If it is much lower, you probably need to eat more salt (natural and unprocessed varieties, of course); if it is higher, you’ll likely want to restrict your salt intake. Keep in mind that if you have weak adrenals, you will lose sodium and need to eat more natural salt to compensate.

for those that criticize my salt intake, I am within the optimal level at 141

— On the neighbor message Leadbelly Burgers
8:41 p.m.

@bella, your new picture looks very bunny

— On the neighbor message Dog friendly place in the hood?
4:38 p.m.

That is where I Falcon Excel.

10:34 a.m.

Actually, when I had leadbellys I had 2 burgers and parmesan fries... lol

— On the neighbor message Leadbelly Burgers
10:29 a.m.

@southsideandy, there Yugo again, are you Cirrius? what a Vailant effort and Caviler of you, you must think your some kinda Galant Diplomat now, no.. probably a Celebrity. i have to admit, you got Soul, a new Dynasty has been created . Yukon go make me Probe ably work now.. Laser focused to be the Avenger, there is no Escape, so time to Flex and show i got the Edge. i am tired Sonoma time and it is hard to be Versa, well don't go holding your breath Hombre or should we say Amigo. now you created a whole new Frontier and i guess i won't be Holden back. now i have to Acclaim a response and keep the Spirit alive, i do this not because of you, but on my own Accord because it is the Civic thing to do. i hope you are not Calais about me commenting so long, but you can be the 4 runner or the Pathfinder to carry the torch, it is the same Rodeo. i have been doing this a fairmont of time.

9:50 p.m.

i would hope they don't do it on a bad Friday, i know you can only plant palm trees on palm sunday.

— On the neighbor message How about those trees we lost last year?
9 p.m.

funny how berteau is a plane lane, you would think that if they lined up the runways with busier streets such as irving park and lawrance, maybe the noise would be a little less noticeable, not always but some of the buildings on the busier streets seem built better to deal with noise. just a thought, not sure if it would make a difference. I wonder if they deliberately don't want it on a busier street just because if there is a crash there might be less people killed, but then again I guess if the crash is on a busier street it may be better, since it would make it easier for responders to get to the site...

— On the neighbor message Alderman Arena on Airplane Noise
4:38 p.m.

@southsideandy, if I had more time I can probably do a whole starion car names for sho, I agree even a horizon won't beat your eclipse, but that is a whole nother endever.

10:56 a.m.

@allexa,

i don't have grout to clean, i was posting the procedure off robins in wrp lead as it is widely posted as accepted to work, at least online. maybe along time ago it was one of the only ways to clean grout, but since then other ways have been found to be better, just not as popular.... the weakness of the google search.

thank you for taking the time to break things down, i do not think that anyone would have learn any other way.

i do believe that allexa is smarter then bob vila

also, since you might know:

what do you use for baked grease on top the stove?

how do you get the silverware marks off the dinner plates?

— On the neighbor message Grout Cleaner recommendations?
7:50 p.m.

i agree, this story blows the other away. come to think of it the closest I have seen to a old tornado in jeff park was a olds toronado.

a scyclone and typhoon also come to mind. funny all gm... I thought there was a Mitsubishi too, but that turned out to be a mirage.

7:23 p.m.

@Minerva, yes I have been there before, every time I go I have to convince myself not to get a slot car set.

I guess micheal's has some stuff too, but I don't pass by those places often. I prefer not to go out of my way if I can avoid it. too bad Stanton is gone.

I picked up the wheels at menards today as I was passing by. it was the last one.

time will tell if I will make it, just wanted to give an update.

http://imgur.com/0LxChil

6:36 p.m.

wow, first I have ever heard of a tornado touching down near here, honestly I thought this was like a tornado free zone. has there been any others?

3:46 p.m.

Elvis, were you at ihop?

3:16 a.m.

I don't know pp46, now you are using "if" as you are doubtful, even thou I said thank you and that I was sincere in making he correction.....

see you did teach me... was that a test?

— On the neighbor message Assault/Mugging
11:47 p.m.

@Minerva, I never made it back to the car, I was going to order a wheel and axle set on amazon just to restore the memory and just did not get around to it, I think I have some wood putty in the basement, also budget has been a little tight so ordering wheels has not been at the top of my list. is there any local hobby stores that carries pinewood derby supplies? I do not have my schedule for that week, but if it looks like I might be off and able to make it at that time, I might pick up the wheels and get it together and consider stopping by, I can pick up an al's pizza while I am over there. be nice to see some other cars, I am sure much has changed since I was a kid.

right not the car is with jesus, http://i.imgur.com/9kX39nf.jpg

11:37 p.m.

i concur and thank pp46 for showing my error, in which i sincerely corrected.

— On the neighbor message Assault/Mugging
6:01 p.m.

i "d"eserve that

5:44 p.m.

I am having a bad day today, so before someone catches it

"hear"

5:31 p.m.

nice ;)

5:28 p.m.

here is what bob vila says:

http://www.bobvila.com/articles/cleaning-grout/#.VRsdyYfwvcs

— On the neighbor message Grout Cleaner recommendations?
5:24 p.m.

i apologize the intended humor was not understood or well received.

thanks pp46

— On the neighbor message Assault/Mugging
5:14 p.m.

I thought the joke was obvious, by me saying write. I am far from perfect, or the last one to correct errors, but thought some levity was appropriate. I apologise if the intended humor was not understood or well received.

— On the neighbor message Assault/Mugging
4:40 p.m.

But, there are a lot of criminals that are only caught because of routine traffic stops.

11:32 a.m.

I did here that with the economy there were a lot of business that were under water.

11:26 a.m.

Hmm... you mean site, wright?

— On the neighbor message Assault/Mugging
11:22 a.m.

@mf, I did the same thing I quoted statics of the number of people that died.

but what % is the 32,719 of total car crashes, so out of the total of "all" car crashes what percent were fatal? so do you have how many total car accidents happened that year so we can get the percent of deaths?

same thing with planes out of the total number of all plane crashes what % were fatal.

so an example would be if there were 100 total car crashes and 50 were fatal that would be 50%

and if there were only 1 plane crash where there was a fatality that would be 100%

then again, this conversation was in the 80's so if the fatal incident rate had declined steadily ever since 1997, I am not sure what argument I would have had back at the time.

— On the neighbor message Alderman Arena on Airplane Noise
4:22 a.m.

that reminds me years ago my friend and I were having a debate about plane safety, my argument was that statistically planes are safer then cars.

he said that is the biggest croc that he has ever heard, it is just common sense.... if your in a car and crash into another car what are your chances, lets say for sake of average for argument 50/50... now If your in a plane and crash into another plane what are your chances?

if you are in a car and run out of gas, you pull over. if your in a plane and run out of gas, what do you do?

if you were to go in a car with me or a stranger to go 200 miles which would you choose?

probably you

then why would you choose a stranger and go twice as fast in a plane? you are really going to risk your life with someone you never met? you even meet with a surgeon before he cuts you open.

you want to look at statistics take a look at total plane crashes and what % of total plane crashes are fatal?

now take a look at total car crashes what % of total car crashes are fatal?

yeah, don't have those statistics do you....

— On the neighbor message Alderman Arena on Airplane Noise
1:17 a.m.

if you build a city for planes you'll get planes.... this is true we built more runways and got more planes.

so we need to apply the same logic as complete streets.

1) eliminate one of the runways and put a protected bike lane.

2) slow down the planes to 20 miles per hour

3) do not fly during rush hour, only fly at night

4) more low flying human powered planes

5) put bike lanes on the interstate so people could get to different states without the need to fly

6) instead of flying to an airport, and getting into a car or cab and being inefficient, you should be able to parachute to your exact destination.

— On the neighbor message Alderman Arena on Airplane Noise
11:07 p.m.

@pac52us,

"Agree, we need something that differentiates JP not something that makes it like somewhere else"

something that would make us different then anyone else would be putting in a drive in movie theater, an a&w root beer drive in with car hops, bring back flukey's complete with weekend car shows and cruise nights and put it in jeff park , and just for kicks.... throw in a sonic burger and a soft touch car wash that plays this on a loop https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlARiwAazQI

put it on the speedway, the increase in traffic should get people to slow down.

just kidding, you don't have to debate or state reasons against it.

— On the neighbor message Downtown Jefferson Park
4:30 p.m.

you should have left the quarter at home, i think you would have made it, I do my best not to carry change on long walks.

— On the neighbor message Stroller Spring
3:57 p.m.

pattymelt, were you there?

3:55 a.m.

@queen of insanity, no not the house on the rock, more like xanadu, not sure if that was the specific one I went too thou, but there was something like that out there, it was a long time ago.

12:35 a.m.

@ffmchris, hard to say, I don't drink that much beer, the last beer I have been drinking lately was stone ruination ipa

8:40 p.m.

so here is the thoughts on the video, yes certain areas could support that.

driving is not free, I pay for state plate, sticker, license, gas and gas taxes, insurance, then any part or service to maintain the car that also pay taxes on, then you have tolls, parking meters, etc.

i do use other forms of transportation, such as walking, public and not as much as i used to, but i do bike.

i think the main differences that we have, is you say we need to design the areas for people and not for cars. i say that we need to build for both, i think both sides can compromise, there is nothing wrong with having safe transportation to an area with cobbled streets.

2:02 p.m.

can anyone confirm or deny, wasn't there talk that hooters restaurant was interested in the location?

— On the neighbor message What? No Dollar Store?
11:39 p.m.

that is pretty innovative apartment, it reminds me of that house of the future that was in Wisconsin dells. I can't wait to see what the finished version looks like.

11:35 p.m.

For the record I am walking back from shopping now, on irving if randy looks out his window he could probably see me.

7:37 p.m.

if you are referring to:

All transportation projects and programs,

from scoping to maintenance, will favor pedestrians first, then transit riders, cyclists,
and automobiles."

yes, i agree

so why are you surprised that i support your bus lane idea when it is 2nd on the list in the hierarchy?

6:21 p.m.

will favor pedestrians first, then transit riders, cyclists,
and automobiles."

Do you agree with it?

I reviewed the complete streets guidelines, there is a lot of information there and I would say that I agree with the information that I have reviewed, but feel they have to have more of a plan for public safety.

to see the police blotter weekly of pedestrians getting mugged does not exactly make me want to go for a walk from the bus stop at 1am.

also, take in consideration cta crime, I see it is getting better and I do use public transportation on occasion, if it was less crowded times I would probably take it more often, these are opportunities they need to address.

I would like to see more pedestrian bridges, it is common in higher pedestrian areas.

on page 10 there was that article about the speeder that wanted the whole street.

I find the page stating that if you get hit by a car going 30 mph that your chance of survival is only 60%. even more reason to cross at he light in my opinion.

i do like the refuge islands, but i challenge the issue of some crossings, lets say a park has a big event, essentially people could be crossing he street all day and holding cars at a standstill, i think that at any major street crossing around a park such as irving park should have signal crossing. i would like to see a traffic signal by portage grounds, even if it is one of those beg me traffic signals, i feel it would be safer.

I like to see more bike route overlays on side streets

i would like to see more police on bikes to enforce both bike and car laws, in some jurisdictions, they have bike cops going through traffic issuing ticket to people on their cell phones.

I do agree with page 123 and the delivery process especially the design phase which takes, community needs, alternatives and feedback into consideration. I think that there will always be exceptions.

5:49 p.m.

since we are starting over,

why don't we start with the questions I posed in my last comment first, above yours?

this way I know you are in good faith and are not being one of those "me first" people

also, this will give me time to completely review the link and give my honest assessment.

4:36 p.m.

pac52us,

you stated about the dedicated bus lane, I agreed, said it was a good idea

the statement I am a realist and take everyone's needs into account. this is a statement. by me stating i am a realist, I am implying that it is not realistic that everyone move next to their job or take public transportation, there are some people that need to drive to meet commitments. the needs of bicyclist and needs of drivers need to be addressed. I feel there are safety improvements that can be made that can benefit both drivers and bicyclist without removing a lane.

"...maybe not, it depends if you can understand that some people are different from you..." you have not conceded that you understand that some people need to drive, to go to work or family commitments. so i guess to eliminate further misunderstanding, do you have an understanding that that some people need a vehicle for work or family commitments?

"I believe that there are other ways to control speeding ...to control speeding is to kill off lanes is narrow minded..."

the road diet if off the table, they are not eliminating the lane..... it is done. so the question is how to move forward and make things safer, yet you still are stating
the removal of unnecessary, superfluous lanes is the best choice from an engineering point of view for the speedway. Rather than narrow minded, removing the speedway lanes is enlightened.

how is it enlightened, it is done they are not doing it...we need to focus on other ways now.

also, while we are on the subject what is your opinion of the thousands of people that signed the survey not to eliminate the lane?

do you think they are all me first thinking speeders?

what reasons do you feel they signed not to reduce the lane?

show me you have an understanding of others points of view, a lot of your comments have been one sided.

please, I am not having a conversation to debate or fight you, just trying to find common ground and promote understanding on both sides.

4:14 p.m.

@pac52us, I don't understand I am looking at things we agree on to move forward and come to compromise to make things better and your looking for things I don't agree on with you and being condescending. even though I don't agree with all of your opinions I do respect them, maybe you can extend same consideration.

2:48 p.m.

"pacus52us: Let's make the right hand Milwaukee Ave lanes north of the Metra viaduct bus & brt only. Fewer speeding vehicles will be next to the bike lanes."

sorry, I misunderstood your comment, It made it sound like you supported the bus lanes next to bike lanes.

2:32 p.m.

hey, how bout that I found the mr smith video...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvrHqhrRLcU

2:06 p.m.

just because a person does agree with some of your points and not all does not make them more or less important than you, nor does it mean they don't want the same things, just in a different way, and through compromise and understanding of all parties is how we can move forward to benefit all.

what is good for the goose is good for the gander

I want a protected car lane, put the guardrails up...lol

1:03 p.m.

don't believe everything you read, if all the studies were accurate we would be living in a perfect world by now. sometimes statistics do not take in account analog events, things change, by the time most of the studies are complete and a plan and action put in place the data has changed. I am a realist, am considerate of the big picture and take everyone's needs into account, I believe that we can compromise and move things forward instead of arguing the point. I don't agree with everything you say, but what I don't agree with I make it a point to understand and compromise to take into consideration, maybe you could do the same, maybe not, it depends if you can understand that some people are different from you and need a car for their commitments, not everyone can take a different mode of transportation and not everyone can move next to their work.

also, just to set the record straight just incase you were inferring , I am not for speeding, I believe that there are other ways to control speeding then killing off lanes. to make the point that the only way to control speeding is to kill off lanes is narrow minded, I agree that using it for buses and police are a better use of it than a protected bike lane.

a button is not saying the person is less important, but in notifying drivers that they intend to cross and helping in safety, there is obviously an issue with cars not stopping at crosswalks... do you have a better solution then the led? just like marked crosswalks or those state law signs in the middle of the street bringing awareness to drivers that there is intended crosswalk there. I have stopped several times for people just standing at the crosswalk and not intending to cross, there has to be a way to differentiate the crossers from the standers.

1:03 p.m.

cont,

3. Keep Your Eyes Moving
The third standard of the Smith System asks drivers to remain alert. Energy drinks can only do so much before they cause the body to crash, and any repetitive motion sends us into a trance. Consistent eye movement prevents your body from entering the trance state, keeping you alert to every driving condition ahead of you.

4. Leave Yourself an Out

The fourth principle of the Smith System states to leave yourself a way out. This means ensure that other drivers do not box you in while selecting their lanes. Do not follow other vehicles too closely, and always anticipate what choices other drivers make.

5. Make Sure They See You

The worst thing a driver can do is assume. Assume other drivers can see them, assume other drivers are not dangerous, or even assume that they will just get to their destination safely. The final rule for the Smith System is “Make Sure You Are Seen”. This rule prevents accidents by removing assumptions made behind the wheel. As a driver, make sure that other drivers can see you and anticipate your move. If you feel you are coming into another driver’s blind spot, use the horn to get their attention.

11:42 a.m.

i find the smith system helpful so i decided to post it, the same principles can be applied to bicyclist.

Make the roads a safe place by employing the same methods we use with our drivers. The Smith System states that following these five rules can dramatically reduce the risk of major accidents on highways and roads.

1. Aim High

The first rule for this method is “Aim high in steering”. Staying alert of the dangers and traffic ahead not only avoids rear-end collisions, but it also alerts other drivers behind your vehicle to slow down. The driver should steer and focus their attention high, so as to view the road as whole and not just a few feet ahead.

2. The Big Picture

“Be aware of your surroundings at all times” may seem obvious to say, but distracted drivers are just as dangerous as intoxicated ones. Erratic and angry drivers take up a large portion of the traffic we see daily, so avoid major accidents by noticing how other drivers behave on the road. Having the whole picture means that you are doing your part to keep your vehicle as safe as possible while moving 1000ft a second. There are a variety of hazards between your own vehicle and other drivers, and a keen awareness of these dangers will reduce these risks.

11:41 a.m.

i do stop for people walking in a legal crosswalks and i think there needs to be a better system like they would push a button for a solar powered red led or something. there have been times when i stopped and waved them by when they just waived me by, apparently they were just standing there. i was always taught to cross at the light growing up so, i think it is kind of crazy to have people crossing a major artery 4 lane street. if i had kids, i would teach them to cross at the light.

i have not seen people biking buzzed by cars, i had a car hit my handlebar biking down western south of Peterson once.

i have seen delivery vehicles, but they are pretty easy to get around, sometimes when biking i have to stop, but same with the car, i think most bicyclist aim for uninterrupted driving.

i see drivers running red lights, but i seen some run it fast and some slow

collisions are usually caused by human error, usually it was an error in judgment or skill. i think that if at fault that a mandatory defensive driving course have to be taken.

i used to ride a bike a lot when i was younger i was hit by 2 cars, one was a drunk driver that blew a red light and the other one that was supposed to yield, but did not. at the end of the day if i was more careful i could have avoided both, but was in that way too often i have the right of way mentality that many people have and not accepting responsibility for my own well being. same for crossing the street, i got hit by a truck when i was younger, because he had the red light and had to stop.... not.

11:40 a.m.

I rarely speed, thou I find it difficult at times to find people doing the speed limit.

the reason that that part of Milwaukee is sped up is because traffic is so congested and held back that right when it opens up at two lanes it alleviates that traffic. you cut that down and it would back up Milwaukee all the way to downtown.

if better light timing where in place where you can set the cruise at 30 and make most of the lights, everyone will drive the limit. I do light timing and have a count down timer in my car, I rarely have to stop, but not all stoplights are the same. I used to have a chart in my car that had the time of the lights so by aiming high in steering I can see when it changes to red hit the timer and time myself to get to the light when it is green. i think the best way to control traffic is thought light control and that light timing needs to be adjusted and if so more traffic lights put in place during long stretches. it has also been proven to provide better fuel economy and less road rage.

Rental car? wait.... so you don't even own a car?

11:40 a.m.

Also, you make it sound like everyone with a car has a me first persona. I don't believe everyone meets this stereotype, to say so is unfair. It is almost like saying if people don't agree with your ideology they are selfish, which seems a little hypocritical.

10:33 a.m.

I agree with improving all modes of traffic, I agree with better bike lanes, I agree with using the one Milwaukee lane for bus, and express bus traffic over a protected bike lane.

I disagree that the only way to make the roads safe is to slow down traffic and make it more difficult for emergeny reponders.

10:22 a.m.

Pac, my job transfers me every couple years within 20 miles of my home location. My example was not of me specifically, but to move every two years is not practical, I do have understanding that not all jobs you can move next too. I do realize people have it tougher than me with their commutes. My one neighbor is a union painter, one a union electrician, and one works for jewel. The two union guys sometimes have long commutes, sometimes not. They need their vehicle for their equipment and can't move everytime they get a new project. Then the guy that works at jewel, they had him in probably 6 different stores in the time I have lived here, he is in his 60s works 8-10 hour days. I am not asking that you agree, just that you acknowkege some of these people's situations, they do not have jobs they can simply move next to.

10:01 a.m.

@ randy are you waking up now or getting ready for bed?

3:45 a.m.

maybe they are turning it into a Mexican bistro, I know the 6 corners bistro took awhile.

— On the neighbor message Frustrated
3:29 a.m.

I seeds this as a great opportunity to cultivate and grow with neighbors, I am sure there are a lot that will really dig it and plant to bee there even if some have to leaf early. who knows you might even meet some new buds. you might have to potting me if I don't make it, but i have a prior engagement.

— On the neighbor message Gardening Yet? All Gardeners Welcome!
3:05 a.m.

@Annabelleblue,

I have to know to cure the cancer did he use essential oils from Young Living?

I personally would go with a b-17 (apricot kernels), zeolite, immunocal, and high dose ester c for a start.

then are you talking Presley or Costello

2:34 a.m.

@pac52us,

you might want to consider being more empathic to people that need efficient vehicle transportation to meet commitments, such as work and family.

some people work long hours and have commitments to make that could not be made if they did not have a vehicle.

not everyone has the luxury of your ideology or lifestyle, maybe you don't have those type of commitments.

maybe if you got the kids off to school, worked a 12 hour labor workday, spent an hour in traffic to pick up your kids from the sitter, rushed to the store to do the grocery shopping and made it home to help them with their homework and make dinner you may have a different perspective, then waking up in the morning to drop off the kids a the sitter so you can take your "insert relative here" to dialysis and get them home so you can get home to see where the leak is on your roof so you could go to home depot and get some stuff to fix it , pick up the kids on your way back and try to patch the roof, just because you don't have enough money for a roofer and there is a thunderstorm tonight. oh, and don't forget to put in the load of laundry in either because you only have 3 good work shirts and your are on day 3. yes, there are people like that out there.

then to top it off it takes you 45minutes to get someplace that takes 25minutes to get to doing the speed limit because of Chicago traffic, but by bus it would take you an hour and a half.

but yeah, slow down the cars, cars kill... try doing that on a bus

the goal should be make efficient safe transportation for all. can we think that way? can we improve bike travel with out impeding car travel?

it would be safer to slow down the highway to 30mph, guaranteed could save 100's of lives, and why don't we do it?

isn't one life worth it?

why do we compromise safety?

for the simple reason is, sometimes it is not practical.

2:04 a.m.

Pac52us, just curious, what put you dead set against cars? Did something happen?

Do you currently have a valid drivers licence?

Do you routinely operate a motor vehicle?

I am attempting to gain understanding of your point of view.

8:17 p.m.

@ryan, condos can be rented too, I mean people rent condos, then there is always rent to own..

11:16 a.m.

is there any reason that apartments were considered over condos?

some would argue that condos would be a better fit for the stability of the area.

i don't know, would it make a difference?

1:21 a.m.

A mother was teaching her child about the side-effects of alcohol.
She gets two short glasses, filling one with water and the other with whiskey.
She says "I want you to see this." She puts a worm in the water, and it swims around.
She puts a worm in the whiskey, and the worm dies immediately.
She then says, feeling that she has made her point clear, "what do you have to say about this experiment?"
The child responds by saying: "If I drink whiskey, I won't get worms!"

— On the neighbor message Dying LOL
12:59 a.m.

How many people will pay ten bucks to see a silent movie?

wait for it..... "the silent type"

— On the neighbor message Good review for the Patio Theater!
12:54 a.m.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenix_Jones

— On the neighbor message Assault/Mugging
12:52 a.m.

it works! i think I seen publishers clearing house with a big check walk up to tracy's house read the sign and walk right back down without knocking or ringing the bell.

— On the neighbor message Good Job Campaign Workers
12:47 a.m.

@sue, just to add a few to that. teach kids to be alert and aware of their surroundings, death can come from any direction.... even diagonal. let them know how to avoid conflict and how to act if such a situation happens. do they know what to do if they hear gun fire? do they run or get down? do they know how to react if a bomb goes off? do they know what to do if they are beat up, robbed, have no cell phone and are lost? how will they contact someone? do they have phone numbers memorized?
make sure to know the parents that your child associates with, are they good people?

— On the neighbor message Addison &Austin
11:17 a.m.

sorry, correct blood ph is 7.38, I looked at the prior result comparison.

— On the neighbor message hot dogs
10:59 p.m.

@lothario,

yes, I like salt, test put salt in range thou, I think it is partial because I have high potassium levels. actually I had some test last week.

bp 108/70 pulse 71 bmi 25.09kgm2 18% body fat

blood ph 7.34 clinical range 7.36-7.44

electrolyte profile

salt (na) 141 clinical range 136 - 146 mmoi/l
k 4.49 clinical range 3.60-5.00 mmoi/l
ca++ 4.85 clinical range 4.40-5.20 mg/dl
mg++ 1.41 clinical range 1.09-1.63 mgdl

glucose (fasting)

92 clinical range 65-99mg/dl

— On the neighbor message hot dogs
10:54 p.m.

I clearly agree that a traditional Chicago style dog does not have ketchup, that does not mean I have to like it. I was just stating what I like on my hot dog.

as for ketchup, I carry ketchup and salt packets in my glove compartment (a inactive insider tip).

— On the neighbor message hot dogs
9:54 p.m.

i am not a conformist, i like ketchup. i really don't like mustard at all.

i like my hot dog with ketchup, sport peppers, pickle, tomatoes, diced onions, and salt.

— On the neighbor message hot dogs
9:02 p.m.

@portage porker, that makes more sense, I did not see eric's earlier comment.

— On the neighbor message Assault/Mugging
1:31 p.m.

your would state that it belongs like you own the idiot

you are or the contraction you're would state that you are an idiot

— On the neighbor message Assault/Mugging
12:09 p.m.

you would think situations like police lack of police protection and not responding would cause more vigilantism. note: I don't condone vigilantism unless you are batman.

but if the public does nothing , they are just supporting the gangs in allowing people to get robbed. gangs like areas where the community is not united and gangs like areas that don't call police. anyway, i thought you can report these online now. please correct me if i am wrong.

the walking with a friend thing does not even work anymore, because now they have guns and now there is 2 people to rob instead of one.

i often wondered why gangs are more often more organized then neighbors, the gangs know peoples routines and neighborhoods better then some residents.

all the residents know of certain trouble areas, but need to take more initiative to do combat it. an example would be a known gang corner with one or two gang members on it.... what would happen if 20 residents just went and hung out at that corner.... would the gang members leave?

what if at any given time 5 residents could get together and patrol their neighbor hood every few hours? would it make a difference?

what if every hour all residents attempted to walk out to their front or back porch and see what is going on outside.... how would you feel if you were a bad guy and everyone on the block came out their front door at the same time.... maybe it would detour you from doing something bad. even if half the residents went to the door would be a start.

i don't know these are just thoughts, not right or wrong.

— On the neighbor message Assault/Mugging
12:06 p.m.

@Pamela, I am comparing the style to many of the newer trends in lakeview and to the south, think by like wellington and paulina, so not condemning that it looks terrible.

but, in considering the initial response from residents and their intention of purchasing their property over there with the future intention that there would be single family homes built next to them down the road, it may have been an appropriate compromise to help get the buy in from the start of the project.

a perfect example is if you bought a new home and were told across the street from you there will be more single family homes built, you say to yourself that would be nice, I would like to live in a place across from new houses similar to mine, this is a good investment and then come to find a big old building that looks like the initial design was constructed from a lego set will be built across from you may leave you feeling a little cheated.

I don't mind it, I am more thinking what the initial response was from nearby residents was. I can emphasize.

— On the neighbor message A Trojan Horse Comes to Jefferson Park
10:49 p.m.

that is actually kinda funny.. lol

— On the neighbor message A Trojan Horse Comes to Jefferson Park
10:32 p.m.

if they made it look more like individual town homes, but all connected together similar to the Jackson Renaissance (so exactly the same, but the exterior to resemble townhomes), it may have been better accepted, at least visually, instead it looks like a secret prison if one were built in lakeview.

— On the neighbor message A Trojan Horse Comes to Jefferson Park
10:26 p.m.

@pac, I agree, I too was expecting garrido would bring more to the table.

I am far from a spelling cop

apparently I thought you would be amused by my comment, but am taken slightly aback by you not recognizing the humor.

8:42 p.m.

dat pac ebonics rule 68

7:51 p.m.

@ben, who is to say how many law abiding citizens he robbed with the gun thou.

— On the neighbor message Shooting on 5800 block of W. Patterson
7:18 p.m.

hey, how bout that I still have the old plate... lol

http://imgur.com/jVReptW

7:10 p.m.

I had an 82 corolla once, friends nicked named it "the ricegrinder"

11:23 a.m.

I tried gene and judes once after I heard that it was the best hot dog ever, I did not see the fascination and was not impressed. I do like superdawg for hot dogs and dear franks (niles) for polish sausage. mostly I just get a cheeseburger from jeffs or hot dog express thou.

— On the neighbor message hot dogs
4:19 a.m.

the geo prizm is a Toyota that was rebadged as a geo for Chevrolet.

10:51 p.m.

ok, what is the information... just tell me the name of the pain killing one.

— On the neighbor message Medicine cabinet makeover
5:21 p.m.

cont.

if you don't have individual coil packs you can remove the coil pack and there is testing you can do with an ohm meter, check service manual or online. make sure to note up down on the coil pack and number the wires on the coil and pack to make sure you put back the proper way after testing. if coil pack test fine it could be the ecu, take it in, a bad ecu should send you a check engine code.

if it has a cap and rotor, remove cap there will be metal pins inside the caps, make sure these don't have white powder on in, if so wire brush off with a wire brush, look for wear, sometimes you can put a small screwdriver behind the pins and get them up a bit, but go slightly as you would not want to hang up the rotor.

if these all fail take it in, it could be faulty injector(s), but most of the time these would trigger a check engine light. it would not hurt to throw some fuel injector cleaner in you gas tank thou.

10:07 a.m.

@chris, this most likely could be an ignition issue, here are some quick diagnostic tips assuming you do not have diagnostic equipment such as an ohm meter, spark plug tester or spark plug wire inductive pick up.

for a misfire

if the spark plug wires were recently replaced, verify firing order, check manual or online for your vehicle.

make sure all spark plug wires are well seated at the coil/distributor and the spark plugs. pull them at the coil/distributor first one at a time and check for corrosion or a broken wire typically at the boot. twist them first and pull from the bottom which prevents undo stress on the wire, if it happens to break at the boot it is likely the wire was old and needed to be replaced anyway, buy a wire set replace one at a time.

check wires for arcing. look for obvious cracks on the wires, at night spray a light mist of water on the wires and start the car. you are looking for little sparks coming from the middle of the wires going to the engine, if this is the case your wires are arcing and need to be replaced.

check plugs, remove from cold engine only, remove the plugs one at a time, inspect for damage and gap (if you do not have a gap tool compare to other plugs) reconnect to wire and put it on top of the engine, crank to start engine. you are looking for a spark at the plug if no spark, check the wire again it could be a faulty wire, if wire is good it could be coil pack. go till you find a working plug and swap coil of non working plug with coil of working plug you still get spark coil is good and most likely you ecu needs to be replaced. if you are getting no spark on a known working plug off the other coil the coil may need to be replaced.

10:07 a.m.

I was surprised that tea'se did not have jasmine or chamomile tea, instead they have all of these berry and nut infused teas, I was looking for chamomile under herbal teas, but came up with stuff like blueberry muffin and chunky watermelon, maybe these could be listed under a category called "fruit-teas", then another one was roasted almond and apple walnut cream cake, maybe these having nuts could fall under a category "nut-teas".

they do have a Tiramisu that has some chamomile in it, but the other ingredients go against what I would drink chamomile tea for (Rooibos tea, chocolate chips, brittle pieces, cream caramel pieces, flavoring, freeze-dried yoghurt granules, roasted coffee beans, Roman chamomile)

1:32 a.m.

If you buy online, which is not recommended, Don't go with standard shipping, and spend extra for same or next day. This goes for both dogs and wives. Also, opt for the protection plan so if there is anything wrong you can send it back for a replacement.

10:53 a.m.

wasn't there one across from the hip at one time too, not sure.

— On the neighbor message Family fruit going out ?
10:06 p.m.

some people don't shop aldi or make a trip to aldi at all, but most likely thou some might not even know it now, but if it was built and convenient to go to some might be surprised at how much they may go. i don't make any special trips to aldi and am not an aldi shopper. i have stopped by the aldi on harlem and picked up a few things just because i was passing by. i think if it were built i can see myself stopping by for a few things just because it is there. one of my friends is an aldi shopper, entertains often and loads up on stuff for parties, such as chips and stuff. i probably would not look at the store as my main grocery shopping, but as a supplement. i would agree that that the newer aldi's are a step above what they used to be years ago, if you are still thinking of the old aldi and stereotype, you may be in for a surprise.

in all due honesty if anything i would rather see a whole foods than a trader joes or aldi as there are some things you can only get there. there is one whole foods at cicero and Peterson and one at Ashland and school street. a whole foods near 6 corners would place it directly in-between the two stores, both stores are routinely busy and having one by 6 corners or old irving park would make most sense to me.

— On the neighbor message Could Aldi's be coming to Six Corners?
2:01 p.m.

i used to go to the saxon paint store on Ashland and Belmont

https://jcuanews.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/alan-paint-pic.jpg

— On the neighbor message Family fruit going out ?
1:27 p.m.

if there is an existing meter you would have to pay to sit or get a ticket pasted to your head... lol

but seriously i think the people spots should be themed or sponsored so they are unique and a tourist attraction. ie a bike shop sponsors a bike design on the people spot. like if a nascar was turned into a bench, and only businesses on that block can be a sponsor of the bench.

— On the neighbor message Downtown Jefferson Park
1:09 p.m.

@ dennis, wait a sec.

next to your name it says you are a 25 year jeff park resident, but you claim to have lived with a flight path over your roof for 28 years. were you in two different houses under flight paths?

— On the neighbor message So much for all those O'Hare noise complaints
11:28 p.m.

@ a&k, I wonder if you can use the planes for timing, like smoke a brisket for 8 hours or 60 to 96 planes.

— On the neighbor message So much for all those O'Hare noise complaints
10:27 p.m.

thieves go for easy targets, if you were a thief how does a neighborhood of unlocked cars sound. lock your cars, if you can afford a cheap car alarm do so. have motion lights in front and back of your house, even if it is the momentary battery operated mr beam ones, if you can afford security cameras do so, even fake one are better than nothing and can be a deterrent. get to know your neighbors and cars on your block, this will help you identify something out of the norm. periodically look out your windows even at night. get a motion alarm for the garage, etc. don't make it easy.

continue to list other tips below, what steps do you take to deter thieves?

— On the neighbor message unlocked auto doors=theft of personal items
10:22 p.m.

reminds me of a bad movie

r.o.t.o.r.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJV3qFsaozE

— On the neighbor message Where are the Police?
10:10 p.m.

and flashback

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdLIerfXuZ4

— On the neighbor message Shooting on 5800 block of W. Patterson
10:03 p.m.

I am not the me that I was, but always been the me that I am

the one thing that I have always said is look in the mirror..... you are the only one guaranteed to be with you the rest of your life.

— On the neighbor message Shooting on 5800 block of W. Patterson
10:02 p.m.

my grandfather on my mom's side is Irish and English, he passed away at 86, I will always remember his funeral as I was a pallbearer. he was in the war and a big strong dude. there were other members of his unit in their 80's and 90's that were the other 4 pallbearers. it was like super cold in Minnesota I was bundled up tight and freezing and shaking and these dudes in his unit were rock solid. they gave him the 21 gun salute and all. every time st Patrick's day comes I think and remember him for some reason. in his favorite words.... yep....yep.

— On the neighbor message St. Patrick's day
9:56 p.m.

@wayne, I am me....

— On the neighbor message Shooting on 5800 block of W. Patterson
9:41 p.m.

we celebrate that st Patrick brought and spread the word of Christianity to Ireland, remembering his life on the day of his death. it is important because what he has done gives us reason to eat corned beef and cabbage. kinda like eating turkey for thanksgiving, you know being thankful the Indians did not just kill us.

— On the neighbor message St. Patrick's day
9:23 p.m.

by the sounds of the conversation, you would think the dispensary is open...lol

— On the neighbor message Shooting on 5800 block of W. Patterson
9:15 p.m.

speaking of papers, one time my friend and I were delivering papers
(I went to go help him on a snowy night) and there was this customer that wanted the paper on the porch, well it had a locked gate and fence and he used to throw from the street, so he told me to get out and throw it on the porch, he hated that house, sometimes he would throw from the street and it would catch on the fence and would not land on the porch so he would have to get out and lob one on the porch to avoid the guy complaining. well, I threw it kinda high and it got caught in the middle of a giant wreath that was on the house above the stairs. my friend said some choice words and got one of the extra copies to go ahead and throw it on the porch. right about then the man came out the front door in a robe and seen my friend was about to throw the paper and said wait! don't throw it, i'll come get it, turned around and shut the door. at that time the paper fell out of the wreath and landed right on the stair below the top of the porch at the same time my friend was walking up to the gate to hand him the paper. the guy turned around and yelled, I told you now to throw it! my friend was holding out he paper at the gate and he said I did not throw it! it's right here! the guy said, I am going to report this! bent down picked up his paper and walked in the house. later my friend received a complaint that he threw the paper at man and told me he explained the story but said he threw the paper in the wreath... they did not believe him.

— On the neighbor message Gunman threatens men; whiskey stolen
8:42 p.m.

mine smells like wd 40, and fresh linen.

— On the neighbor message Fence Rules and Questions
6:44 p.m.

some people move to a neighborhood because a particular identity or character the neighborhood has, although it is important to continue enhance the neighborhood to maximize it's potential, some people do not like things that would distort the feel or identity that the neighborhood has.

12:04 p.m.

@ken, i am not suggesting it smells bad, my grandfathers house had an old woodsy smell. sometimes older houses with older furnishing has a particular character to it including smell.

— On the neighbor message Fence Rules and Questions
11:47 a.m.

@pattymelt, but how does it smell? is it old house smell or retro antique store smell?

— On the neighbor message Fence Rules and Questions
1:09 a.m.

I went to grammar school with a mike dahl, he wore these old fashion glasses, his mom used to rebuild carburetors on a place somewhere on Ashland. any relation?

11:34 a.m.

After three years of marriage, Kim was still questioning her husband about his lurid past.

"C'mon, tell me," she asked for the thousandth time, "how many women have you slept with?"

"Baby," he protested, "if I told you, you'd throw a fit".

Kim promised she wouldn't get angry, and convinced her hubby to tell her.

"Okay," he said, "One, two, three, four, five, six, seven - then there's you - nine, ten, 11, 12, 13..."

— On the neighbor message DRUNK LOL
11:14 a.m.

@pac52us,

cruise control on most cars only works above 30mph.

I take it you don't drive?

3:24 a.m.

glad you are ok

— On the neighbor message strong arm attempt
1:04 a.m.

so to clarify, was this an attempt on you or someone else?

— On the neighbor message strong arm attempt
12:51 a.m.

can anyone extrapolate a bit more on what went on at the meeting?

like did they have a tentative timetable?

how serious did it sound like culver's will come?

aldi has a few different formats, did they state the square footage of the aldi?

11:33 p.m.

i think it is more of a process, let the dollar store come and fill the empty spot, if it succeeds it is because it is truly needed in the neighborhood, if it does not at least the space has been remodeled to operate as a store so another one could move in. the longer it sits dormant is the real determent.

— On the neighbor message Dollar Tree on Irving?
9:23 p.m.

I think we both did :)

7:09 p.m.

checkmate ;)

7:05 p.m.

it was meant to be joke, a rook is a chess piece

I guess you did not understand the context

it also was to get your post to the first page to give it more attention.

I can't see how my comment would take your breath away, obviously by your comments you preserved ill intent when there was none...

6:56 p.m.

@Minerva,

you can say the Chicago chess center is rooking for a permanent location?

6:35 p.m.

if someone could summarize the meeting that would be great, it does not look like I will be making it.

6:29 p.m.

Girl Scouting builds on a progressive, age-appropriate national curriculum that asserts that girls benefit from being with other girls who are socially and emotionally similar in their development. Girls may participate in a number of different pathways, but our resources generally focus on linking girls to their peers in the following age levels:

· Girl Scout Daisy: Grades K-1
· Girl Scout Brownie: Grades 2-3
· Girl Scout Junior: Grades 4-5
· Girl Scout Cadette: Grades 6-8
· Girl Scout Senior: Grades 9-10
· Girl Scout Ambassador: Grades 11-12

— On the neighbor message Got Cookies?
1:27 p.m.

@pac52us,

"Let's make the right hand Milwaukee Ave lanes north of the Metra viaduct bus & brt only. Fewer speeding vehicles will be next to the bike lanes"

good thing the road diet did not go through, as it would take options like this off the table. we need to keep options open and look forward to all transportation options.

can you imagine if we went down to one lane, then you decided it was best in the long run to add another lane for buses only?

having a car lane, bus lane and regular bike lane makes a whole lot more sense then just having one car lane and one protected bike lane. I am sure if that idea was originally proposed it would have more support than the road diet.

12:59 p.m.

it interesting that the bus is equipped with a device that can alter the timing of traffic signals at any time to help buses stay on schedule.

12:45 p.m.

it would be nice if the family dollar on Irving park by 6 corners got those window graphics like other family dollars, right now you see the back of the shelving units in the front window.

— On the neighbor message Dollar Tree on Irving?
12:58 a.m.

I would guess a massagenist would be someone that has a profession or business of massaging in german.

massagen - german for massage

ist- denoting a member of a profession or business activity

— On the neighbor message Portage Grounds Coffee (Yuck!)
12:40 a.m.

@dennis,

maybe the advertisers market research dictates that that is the signage that appeals to their target market in that area, maybe you are just not their target market, but still might appeal to many in the area based off market research.

11:32 p.m.

everyone is different and has different taste. some people like portage grounds, some don't, it is as simple as that... the good thing is that we have a few coffee houses in the area, all good by their customers standards... more than we had years ago.

"And just cause you don't like it, don't mean it ain't no good"
-ST

— On the neighbor message Portage Grounds Coffee (Yuck!)
1:21 a.m.

meow, meow flashback

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1lZf2c00c4

— On the neighbor message cat outside
9:16 a.m.

@Pamela, so far:

chris is the only one to be an admitted real girl scout
carols neighbor violet has some, but is unknown if she is a girl scout
christyr20 is admitted to being a girl scout leader
bonnie on Carmen has some cookies for sale, but is unknown if she is a girl scout

sometimes parents and relatives sell cookies for girl scouts in their family, the troop leader is selling to help meet the troop goal.

— On the neighbor message Got Cookies?
11:13 a.m.

@retired, one person questioned you about your advertising your trolleybed, most comments were complementary of your post and it even got 4 thanks, one of them from me.

and for that you want to call people to call out a girl scout for selling a box of cookies in an answer for a post asking where to buy girl scout cookies?

— On the neighbor message Got Cookies?
12:03 p.m.

@ken, its true, a friend had to deal with the aftermath of that once.

I also heard that they sometimes sleep on top of car tires next to the engine in the cold.

— On the neighbor message brown black white cat
11:35 a.m.

@doyleportage,

my neighbor 2 houses down had a short gate and I was always after him to lock it, he had issues with people running through the yard in the middle of the night and sometimes during the afternoon, he then started to lock it with a chain and lock and it cut down on the instances a lot. any deterrent helps, and if you don't feel that having a short locked gate is sufficient, you may consider investing in a more considerable gate soon, instead of taking the chance of something happening and buying a new gate after something happens.

like the example of when I was putting 3 locks on my garage door, my neighbor asked me. do you think that is a little overkill? I told them I would rather put 3 locks on before someone breaks into my garage instead of putting 3 locks on my garage after someone breaks in.

maybe if more gates were locked, it would reduce property crimes in the area, or at least slow bad guys down.

— On the neighbor message Back Gates Open
12:01 p.m.

should anyone immediately be blacklisted if by law they are entitled to two pensions or is this more the law needs to be changed?

— On the neighbor message Question
11:51 a.m.

with all the burglaries going on and other stuff, is there that may people that don't lock their gate?
everyone should consider going out and getting a lock to limit something happening to you or your neighbor.

— On the neighbor message Back Gates Open
11:46 a.m.

@chris, another person is looking for cookies, can you help her out? link below:

Please contact me if you have Girl Scout cookies available to purchase today . I don't have time to order them as I need to get them shipped out by tomorrow. Thanks!

http://chicago.everyblock.com/talk/mar05-got-cookies-6724461/

— On the neighbor message Girl Scout cookies have arrived!
11:27 a.m.

try contacting chris, I got mine from her.

http://chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/feb21-girl-scout-cookies-have-arrived-6703332/

— On the neighbor message Got Cookies?
11:26 a.m.

And tropical sorbet

— On the neighbor message josi's is open now!
7:58 p.m.

too much grey area, it will never go to trial. people reading what they want into the spin. if it was clear cut there will be charges pending by now. same goes for arena poking that ladies breast. no charges will come of these things. if it were a clear cut case all of the businesses offering the discount would have to be charged as well, don't think it's going to happen.

5:35 p.m.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLRDl4fQXQE

— On the neighbor message Thank you
1:28 p.m.

@dennis, you cannot mandate that people that have a garage park in it, thou it may be ideal in many peoples eyes.
many people park on the street in winter when there is heavy snow due to not being able to get out of the garage/down the alley.
also, some people feel safer parking in front of their house as opposed to coming to an alley at night.
then you have some people that use their garage for storage, in which is their property and their choice how they use it. there may be other reasons as well and not saying that they are good or ideal ones.
I agree the majority of people should use a garage for their vehicle if they have it, it is good for the car/truck and protects it from the elements, but is not ideal for everyone.

1:03 p.m.

@lol, i thought they were rebuilding the white castle on addison. Did they take the frame down too?

— On the neighbor message Another water bill question
11:15 a.m.

too much iggy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cI1A405jBqg

— On the neighbor message Contact Someone, how?
12:05 p.m.

I think he is a computer

— On the neighbor message What does John Garrido say?
11:43 p.m.

yeah, won't work they go off those dumbographics, that are flawed.
I'd would prefer an aldi over a cermack market thou.

a whole foods would be ideal in location, it would be probably right between the sauganash and lakeview stores.

— On the neighbor message Trader Joe's and Aldi, are you watching?
11:29 p.m.

yeah, I never want my car towed. I remember waiting like 5 minutes for a spot to open in the chipotle lot once, much better then having to find and bail out your car. even if I run in to josi's (mostly I walk there) but if I am driving by and park right in front I pay for that ticket to put in my dash and i am out in 2 min. while at josi's once I seen a car parked right in front the people came in and as they were paying someone ran up and ticketed them. you have to watch those places that boot too. always read the signs where ever you park, some have 20 minute parking some are for certain businesses that may be in the same lot as another. don't take the chance. always read the signs, by law they have to be posted. there was that fiasco with peoples gas too, they would have no parking signs up and people would park anyway because it did not seem like they were doing work, then one day bam... your car has been relocated to the next block.

— On the neighbor message Car Towed
6:26 p.m.

@chris,

thanks for the cookies, If I need more i'll let you know. glad to support your troop.

— On the neighbor message Girl Scout cookies have arrived!
8:30 p.m.

just sent another email

— On the neighbor message Girl Scout cookies have arrived!
6:51 p.m.

jump street

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgvsDZlm9ps

— On the neighbor message Downtown Jefferson Park
6:47 p.m.

I once delivered pizza's for a short time for pequad's on clybourn.

I do like pequads and when I am by my parents we order from there, you either like the caramelized cheese or you don't, so it's a mixed bag.

I used to like the ria's that was on Lincoln south of irving park, but they closed some years ago.

— On the neighbor message Deep dish pizza northwest side
4:15 p.m.

mean street

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2R2KXNQR1M

— On the neighbor message Downtown Jefferson Park
4:11 p.m.

need an elephant

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtlvRyh1N0s

— On the neighbor message Stolen Packages from Front Porch
2:19 p.m.

I still want one of these around here, I mean look at the menu....

http://www.patioribs.com/

@dennis, I'd even be ok if they put in in jeff park by foster and northwest highway

6:05 p.m.

I think there is enough questions. Can we just post answers now.
Keeping it possitve post the pros of each candidate.
Pros only. Lets see where that takes us.

2:31 p.m.

well, at least we agree they are distractions, I feel I am learning something from you.

so why don't we pick 3 top issues moving forward in the ward and discuss what each candidate is proposing to address them. then let either supporter(s) give reasons why their candidate is better?

focusing on only the issues and looking forward and not looking at the past. in theory looking at both candidates objectively through new eyes based on what they propose to do addressing the issues moving forward. that may be more productive and insightful.

10:55 a.m.

@annabelleblue, those are distractions, and do not look at aldermaniac issues of the ward. Need to look forward.

10:20 a.m.

@wayne, it good idea to thank him....

maybe if you didn't he may jokingly give you a salt and a battery for that comment.

1:30 a.m.

wouldn't it be nice if someone turned this into a bbq and steakhouse with full bar and craft beer?

http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bfs/4904397417.html

— On the neighbor message Downtown Jefferson Park
1:07 a.m.

you have to sprinkle the jokes in, pick the better ones and sprinkle. for a sec I thought I was going to see a copywright and a published by jimmy mac...lol

— On the neighbor message Picked her up in a bar
12:56 a.m.

there was this dad and he was very adamant about his son saying his prayers every night that he would stand by the door and watch his son as he prayed before he went to bed.

well, one day he said in a prayer, god bless aunt lu

the following day aunt lu dropped dead

the next day he said in a prayer, god bless uncle frank

the following day uncle frank dropped dead

the next day he said in a prayer, god bless Daddy

uhhh oh!

that following day the dad was moving around slowly and cautiously, scared that something might happen to him.

suddenly there was a knock on the door, he went very cautiously to answer it and stepped back.

the mailman just dropped dead at his door.

god bless daddy

— On the neighbor message Picked her up in a bar
12:40 a.m.

@randy, I assume pamela means it in the Wendy Russell ingenious way.

— On the neighbor message Portage Park Knitters/Crocheters
11:07 a.m.

Tim, thanks for all your help over the years, from bringing down a trouble house, to helping save endangered geese, to helping with the electric in my house. you always been there for me.

then there is all the good advice you have given on every block in which i hope you will continue to do.

12:04 a.m.

you can also manage it in your everyblock settings

-click on your name
-manage account settings
-email
then click off the box under Receive an email…
-each time a comment is posted to an item you're subscribed to
and you won't get anything

11:41 p.m.

just sent an email

— On the neighbor message Girl Scout cookies have arrived!
6:30 p.m.

5 boxed dosidoes

— On the neighbor message Girl Scout cookies have arrived!
6:18 p.m.

correct, I can meet today or over the weekend

— On the neighbor message Girl Scout cookies have arrived!
6:15 p.m.

I was in the bar last night, waiting for a Jack Daniels and water, when an ugly, big old heifer came up behind me, and slapped me on the butt.

She said, "Hey sexy, how about giving me your number."

I looked at her and said, "Have you got a pen."

She said, "I sure do."

I said, " Well, you better get back into it before the farmer notices you're missing."

My dental surgery is on Monday...

— On the neighbor message Picked her up in a bar
6:13 p.m.

dosidoes? you have?

— On the neighbor message Girl Scout cookies have arrived!
6:04 p.m.

@a&k,
did you send her an email or just posted up here? I can do 5 boxes of dosidoes, now too. she could probably get us at the same time.

— On the neighbor message Girl Scout cookies have arrived!
6 p.m.

The National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) and other asbestos-related regulations do not apply to privately owned homes and apartments with four or less units. However, ACM should be removed prior to demolition activities and some renovation activities. A licensed contractor should remove the ACM. These contractors can be found in the telephone book yellow pages or by calling the Illinois Department of Public Health at (217) 782-3517. However, if you plan to conduct the removal yourself, you should follow the Illinois EPA recommendations listed below.
•Seal off the area from which the asbestos will be removed, and shut off any forced air heating systems.
•Wear a respirator fitted with cartridges that filter out asbestos fibers.
•Avoid breaking the asbestos into small pieces because this can increase the amount of airborne fibers. If asbestos is removed improperly and is broken or crumbles, causing dust, health risks increase.
•Keep the asbestos wet during the entire removal process by using a spray bottle or other device.
•Place the asbestos in leakproof plastic bags, and seal the bags.
•Place the sealed bags in a cardboard box to prevent them from breaking open, and dispose of the bags at a permitted landfill.
•Clean the area from which the asbestos was removed thoroughly with a wet mop, rags, or sponges.
•Wash yourself and change your clothes.

— On the neighbor message Asbestos?
10:17 p.m.

wale, this is great how all of you have purled together, there will be the occasional "slip" or "dip" or "drop", but you sound like a close knit group, and I guess it beads knitting alone. you'll just needle meet up next time, but that should not be a problem since many of you seem to be in the "loop" and I am sure the relationships created won't unravel, even thou there may be the occasional "ribbing" . I am sure that there will be plenty weft to talk about next time. the next meeting will come at "warp" speed. well, I bound to cast off now, I know I pin be some bit of a yarn at times, maybe knot, but will "pick up" later.

— On the neighbor message Portage Park Knitters/Crocheters
10:12 p.m.

A man and his wife were sitting in the living room discussing a "Living Will".

"Just so you know," said the man, "I never want to live in a vegetative state, dependent on some machine and fluids from a bottle. If that ever happens, just pull the plug."

His wife got up, unplugged the TV and threw out all the beer.

— On the neighbor message Picked her up in a bar
7:03 p.m.

Someone that will respect and be open to understanding your opinion, even if they don't agree.

12:53 p.m.

is it possible levar was doing a better job then some thought? seems like after he left office 200 businesses closed, did he had a way of keeping it together?

i really did not follow levar when he was in office so i really don't know.

11:48 p.m.

A newly married sailor was informed by the Navy that he was going to be stationed a long way from home on a remote island in the Pacific for a year. A few weeks after he got there he began to miss his new wife, so he wrote her a letter.

“My love,” he wrote “we are going to be apart for a very long time. Already I’m starting to miss you and there’s really not much to do here in the evenings. Besides that we’re constantly surrounded by young attractive native girls. Do you think if I had a hobby of some kind I would not be tempted? “

So his wife sent him back a harmonica saying, “why don’t you learn to play this?”

Eventually his tour of duty came to an end and he rushed back to his wife. “Darling” he said, “I can’t wait to get you into bed so that we make passionate love!”

She kissed him and said, “First let’s see you play that harmonica.”

— On the neighbor message Picked her up in a bar
9:51 p.m.

@a&k, no i don't think the guy ever got to sneak in

A man went to the Police Station wishing to speak with the burglar who had broken into his house the night before.

“You’ll get your chance in court,” said the Desk Sergeant.

“No, no, no!” said the man. “I want to know how he got into the house without waking my wife. I’ve been trying to do that for years!”

— On the neighbor message Picked her up in a bar
9:47 p.m.

@pray for Chicago, this probably is not the thread to discuss those issues.

this is about a responsible young lady that is accepting the responsibility to help raise money for her troop to go to Georgia by selling cookies and reaching out to her community.
it would be respectful not to derail the thread in which people are discussing affiliations with girl scouts and other organizations instead of helping chirs and her troop go to Georgia.
many times during girl scout cookie season, it makes it challenging to sell and some scouts are limited to who they know, and who they know.
she has the support of family to go with her to a walgreens to help supply girl scout cookies to her community, and I am sure they are proud.

i hope that many will support her from everyblock.

— On the neighbor message Girl Scout cookies have arrived!
9:36 p.m.

^just to bump the thread

— On the neighbor message Girl Scout cookies have arrived!
8:04 p.m.

The other night I was invited out for a night with the 'girls'. I told my husband that I would be home by midnight, 'I promise!'

Well, the hours passed and the margaritas went down way too easily. Around 3 am, a bit loaded, I headed for home.

Just as I got in the door, the cuckoo clock in the hallway started up and cuckoo-ed 3 times.

Quickly, realizing my husband would probably wake up, I cuckoo-ed another 9 times. I was really proud of myself for coming up with such a quick-witted solution, in order to escape a possible conflict with him. (Even when totally smashed.... 3 cuckoos plus 9 cuckoos total 12 cuckoos = MIDNIGHT!)

The next morning my husband asked me what time I got in? I told him 'MIDNIGHT'... he didn't seem pissed off in the least. Whew, I got away with that one!

Then he said 'We need a new cuckoo clock!' When I asked him why, he said, 'Well, last night our clock cuckoo-ed three times, then said 'oh s hit', cuckoo-ed 4 more times, cleared its throat, cuckoo-ed another three times, giggled, cuckoo-ed twice more, and then tripped over the coffee table."

— On the neighbor message Picked her up in a bar
6:50 p.m.

@ron, you will not be getting a bill, the poster is free of charge

6:27 p.m.

I don't believe there is an easy troop locator, kinda like the masons now days...lol

contact the council, they may be able to provide you with a troop in your area, also most catholic schools have information on scouting, you can contact one nearest to you and they may be able to provide you with information.

http://www.girlscouts.org/invest/?gclid=ckehuops9cmcfygdgqodhlualg

Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana
Chicago, Illinois 60606-6101
(312) 416-2500
E-mail: info@girlscoutsgcnwi.org
Web Site: http://www.girlscoutsgcnwi.org
Facebook: http://facebook.com/girlscoutsgcnwi
Twitter: http://twitter.com/girlscoutsgcnwi

national number 1-800-478-7248

— On the neighbor message Girl Scout cookies have arrived!
9:30 a.m.

Sorry thought you knew, not worth me digging up. If it makes you feel better lets just say they are not important to some.

8:46 p.m.

The two that brought it up, arena and garrido
At the debate
I am stating that the candidates brought these up at the debate for a reason that they thought it was important to voters and would influence a decision. Nothing more nothing less.

7:33 p.m.

If they are not important why did both candidates bring it up?

7:03 p.m.

could have been a decepticon

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incinerator_(Transformers)

— On the neighbor message It's a bird, it's a plane...
11:16 a.m.

that reminds me of a story, when we were growing up, we were playing chase, a popular thing at the time in which one car chases another and you try to lose them. well my friend was driving and we were the chase car. we turned down an alley and the car we were chasing passenger got out and put a Christmas tree in the road (it was fair game to move dumpsters, trashcans, washers and stuff in the way if you got a lead). well my friend feeling confident went to go over the tree (just got new rear air shocks). the bottom part of the tree got in-between the shock and rear differential and blew out the right rear shock. we took it back to forest city on western because they had a lifetime warranty and they did not want to honor it at first after we told them it broke running over a Christmas tree, but after creating a big scene they finally replaced the shock. note... don't run over any Christmas trees.

12:17 a.m.

A Man died and went to heaven. When he got to the pearly Saint Peter told him that new rules were in effect due to the advances in education on earth. In order to gain admittance a prospective heavenly soul, he must answer two questions:

1.Name two days of the week that begin with “T”.
2.How many seconds are in a year?

The Man thought for a few minutes and answered…

1. The two days of the week that begin with “T” are Today and Tomorrow.
2. There are 12 seconds in a year.

Saint Peter said, “OK, I’ll buy the Today and Tomorrow answer, even though it’s not the answer I expected. But how did you get 12 seconds in a year?”
The Man replied, “Well, January 2nd, February 2nd, March 2nd,etc…”

Saint Peter lets him in without another word.

— On the neighbor message Goat lol
1:42 a.m.

I have no people to donate

— On the neighbor message OLV and Windsor Tavern Team Up
1:28 a.m.

reminds me when I was growing up, my friends used to take those steel garbage cans (remember when all the garbage cans were steel), cut the end off and flatten them out and punch holes in the top, they would also cut out a little door right in the middle then load it up with charcoal and light it and close the door, they would then push the garbage can under the engine of their car overnight. in the morning most of the coals were burned out, you would then pull it out with a dairy hook and throw it on the parkway for later use. I never knew how long the can underneath would stay warm for, but they swore that it helped. not that you would do it now, but remote start... we come a long way.... that and no more fiddling with the choke for those cars that had it.

— On the neighbor message Warming up your car for scum to steal?
1:27 a.m.

@carmen, i think with remote start, if they put it into gear it will shut off without a key.
it may be one of those laws that is not highly enforced, and I don't know if there are any amendments for remote start. maybe that is why most remote starts has the parking lights on or flashing when the car is running.
I had remote start on my old car, I could set it to start every 3 hours and run for 12 minutes, did that on cold nights and timed it so it was running when I was out the door for work.

— On the neighbor message Warming up your car for scum to steal?
11:02 a.m.

I always just went to pearle, never been anywhere else, never a problem, my eyes actually have improved over the years.

— On the neighbor message Eye Doctor
9:42 p.m.

you say it would not spark. have you looked at the igniter? sometimes the igniter is slightly bent from original location and needs to be bent into position to light the flame or to ground out to make the spark. can you get it to go with an aim an flame? is there gas when you turn it on? did you try giving the regulator a light tap (with gas disconnected)? compressed air to blow out the gas lines?

— On the neighbor message Wall Heater Repair
9:29 p.m.

just out of curiosity, I always thought it was illegal to leave a car running unattended.

is this true?

— On the neighbor message Warming up your car for scum to steal?
4 p.m.

it would have been funny if the sign was tied to a bus shelter...lol

— On the neighbor message Political Signs
1:21 p.m.

i got some mud on the bottom of my shoe.

— On the neighbor message Six Corners demographics
1 p.m.

wow, so many comments about aldermanic candidates and none about valentines day... is there no romance in portage park?

— On the neighbor message happy valentines day
12:27 p.m.

two guys own identical businesses, mikes business is doing well and toms is not. tom goes over to mikes business to see if he can get any tips.

mike said it is easy tom watch this. a customer comes in to buy some grass seed and mike asked, would you like a lawn mower to go with that? the customer said sure.

I get it said tom, when a customer buys something offer them something else to buy to increase sales.

correct

with the new information tom runs back to his business, a lady comes up with some maxi pads and tom asked confidently. would you like a lawn mower to go with that.

what in the world would I want with a lawn mower she asked.

tom thought a second and said, well since you aren't going to be "getting busy".... you might as well mow the lawn.

— On the neighbor message You Know What Is Coming Right lol
12:21 p.m.

"any person who "knowingly gives, lends or promises to give or lend any money or other valuable consideration" to anyone else in an effort to get them to cast a vote is guilty of a class-four felony"

so in this case all the businesses listed are committing a felony since they are the ones giving the valuable consideration?

garrido is not doing anything but advertising the fact, or did garrido pay for the discounts?

what charges are pending?

12:09 p.m.

it is always good to have a dog that is part boxer, just incase there is any trouble.

— On the neighbor message Looking to Adopt a pup
noon

@bella, the steak burritos at el gordo are awesome

— On the neighbor message Two thumbs up for Amigo Chino
12:11 p.m.

@Bella, have you ever tried elgordo?

http://www.elgordorestaurant.com/

— On the neighbor message Two thumbs up for Amigo Chino
11:47 a.m.

I think we need change and improve to enhance the neighborhood while maintaining it's character and not change it into something completly different. There is a fine line. I would not pick a neighborhood to live in that I didn't like and want to change it by knocking down everything and killing off old people or expecting/wanting that to happen.

— On the neighbor message Former Bank of America Development Info
10:45 a.m.

and now I go spinning out of control

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ig7QIGZSFw

— On the neighbor message Portage Square? (4901 W. Irving Building)
11:56 p.m.

@pac52us, since you brought up delightful pastries, I stopped by there today to get an almond croissant, they were out and said, if I could come back at 6am they will have some,they get in at like 4:30am. I ended up getting a raspberry bar. they were taking orders for paczkis and I overheard the one girl saying they made thousands of paczki's last year.

I know valentines day is coming up and seen they had "chick cookies", so if you have a chick... they have cookies, and I thought it was cute so I snapped a shot.

http://imgur.com/7cl88dz,MqXAuZU#0

— On the neighbor message Suspicious or legit? A man and his van.
11:10 p.m.

capitalism makes it see like your shouting, most of the time I try to write in all lower case.

— On the neighbor message Where's are new library?
4:12 p.m.

it seems that arena says we need more cops, but insist the area is one of the safest in the city and seems content. garrido acknowledges a increasing gang problem and feels if he was alderman he can do more to get more cops to ward than arena, thou, not sure how. part of garrido's reason for running is putting safety first.

— On the neighbor message Police Activity N of Six Corners?
2 p.m.

oh, my god... I am actually learning something, hit-n-run that is #6 rule of disinformation...

6. Hit and Run. In any public forum, make a brief attack of your opponent or the opponent position and then scamper off before an answer can be fielded, or simply ignore any answer. This works extremely well in Internet and letters-to-the-editor environments where a steady stream of new identities can be called upon without having to explain criticism reasoning — simply make an accusation or other attack, never discussing issues, and never answering any subsequent response, for that would dignify the opponent’s viewpoint.

10:59 a.m.

@pac52,
"Instead of going on, I will wait for a response from you."
thanks for taking the time to answer most of the questions, I guess that is what I am trying to say, that most everything you commented about revolves around politics, zoning, streets and stuff.
you missed, what restaurant in the ward do you most frequent? or what was the last one you were at? I hope it was not jack in the box.

10:51 a.m.

@pac52us,
anything was better then 4 years ago, but that was due to the economy and a prior alderman that was not as engaged. i am sure if garrido was elected last term we would have been better as well, but it is unknown if it would have surpassed arena's accomplishments or not, that is where the jury is out.
i don't like increasing this people density, but that is just me. i moved here to get away from it. i think arena could be more involved or at least make it sound like he cares more about crime, pretty much says we are safe and admits we need more cops, but would like to see him more engaged, i am all for change, but i don't want this to become yuppie town either, i don't want to be Lincoln park, lakeview or wicker park. i don't want every restaurant in the ward to become some fancy bar or bistro, some are fine but keep the balance with hot dog stands,another reasonable bbq place and places like shilas. i am not an affluent person, i work hard and have little spare time, i do want property values to go up, but not too fast to force me to refinance again to keep up with property tax.
what brought you to everyblock anyway? will you still be around after the election?
what restaurant in the ward do you most frequent?
is there more to you then talking about the aldermanic race and disinformation, fallacies and stuff?
you sound like a college dude that just leaned this stuff and everyblock is your debate final or something.

2:02 a.m.

I seen a crutch, I think they mounted a plate to the bottom of it so it would stand. it took me a sec when I just seen 1 crutch standing there.

— On the neighbor message Dibs
1:22 a.m.

well, the ward is pretty stable right now, I think if arena wins it will be more of the same and if garrido wins there may be some changes, but I don't think it would change the momentum that much where it would be a significant difference over the next 4 years. I could see garrido being open more to new ideas, but whether or not that would pan out to be good or bad is unknown.

midnight

technically, "parking chairs" in the street is considered abandon furniture, and I believe there is no "law" from taking them, but there is the chance that you might just run into a homeowner with a pocket full of rocks.

— On the neighbor message Dibs
11:53 p.m.

I agree we need one over here

http://www.bigboy.com/

11:47 p.m.

@pac52us, this is jimmy mac http://chicago.everyblock.com/users/66579/posts/

I have made his chili recipe a couple times, but still have not made his Italian Sausage & Tortellini Soup yet, but it is still on my things to do list.

11:41 p.m.

funny I was thinking I enjoy driving around looking at dibs just as much as driving around looking at Christmas decorations...

— On the neighbor message Dibs
11:21 p.m.

all I got is brad felt guilty because he got loaded and logically flacid and could not get romantic with grace or helen and helen is flustered because she has a fungal infection on her back foot. then one garrido has bigger apples then the other because they did not roll far enough from the tree. each paragraph is a distraction of diss information

— On the neighbor message Sabatino's - Garrido Fundraiser
10:18 p.m.

no, jimmy mac is cooler, does not copy his pasta and makes his own pizza....

10 p.m.

probably someone with an extra eye

— On the neighbor message Vacant homes
12:04 a.m.

urugh, sorry that is what happens in your head when you read and understand his post.

— On the neighbor message Where's are new library?
12:01 a.m.

"I've just had the most awful time," said a boy to his friends. "First I got angina pectoris, then arteriosclerosis. Just as I was recovering, I got psoriasis. They gave me hypodermics, and to top it all, tonsillitis was followed by appendectomy."

"Wow! How did you pull through?" sympathized his friends.

"I don't know," the boy replied. "It was the toughest spelling test I ever had."

— On the neighbor message Old Man and Wife
11:52 p.m.

A man and his wife walked into a dentist's office.

The man said to the dentist, "Doc, I'm in one heck of a hurry. I have two buddies sitting out in my car waiting for us to go play golf, so forget about the anesthetic and just pull the tooth and be done with it. We have a 10:00 AM tee time at the best golf course in town and it's 9:30 already. I don't have time to wait for the anesthetic to work!"

The dentist thought to himself, "My goodness, this is surely a very brave man asking to have his tooth pulled without using anything to kill the pain." So the dentist ask him, "Which tooth is it sir?"

The man turned to his wife and said, "Open your mouth, Honey, and show him."

— On the neighbor message Mental lol ?????
11:50 p.m.

eye eggre ebreybody meeks spillowing miss takes, eben taebos. u ghot dat wait on da mon knee.

fit is grate 2 hab a knew lye berry, jus knead too fine whair sis gunna bee

— On the neighbor message Where's are new library?
11:38 p.m.

that's because there is no rules of fallacy's, disinformation or distractions.

diaz is not blind, I heard someone call him 4 eyes, also if he is new to the businesses to the ward he can take a look at it with a fresh set of eyes and new ideas.

and then if we are looking at positives and negatives,
more negative has been said about both arena and garrido than diaz

— On the neighbor message Alderman Arena - 80+ Business commitent
11:26 p.m.

I am too tired to go out and check

— On the neighbor message Police Activity N of Six Corners?
10:54 p.m.

probably shoots pitchers of beer without a chaser

— On the neighbor message Photography by Kenji
7:55 p.m.

my one friend growing up as a kid by henderson and ravenswood went to tell his dad once that they were taggers in the alley, it was not their garage, it was a garage a couple of houses down. my friends dad peeked though the fence and reached into his pocket and pulled out a rock and threw it to hit the garage door they were tagging, making a sharp pop. they promptly looked around for a sec and ran. my friend told my dad, that's pretty cool. dad said yeah, nothing a pocket of rocks can't handle as he reached into his jacket pocket and showed us a handful of nickel size round smooth rocks. turned around and walked back into the house.

— On the neighbor message Tagger
7:52 p.m.

some people that have garages do dibs since it is easier to shovel a spot in front of the house then to shovel out the garage and half the alley to get to the street.

— On the neighbor message Dibs
7:39 p.m.

A man receives the following text from his neighbor:

"I am so sorry Bob. I've been riddled with guilt and I have to confess.

"I have been helping myself to your wife, day and night when you're not
around. In fact, I have probably been getting more than you. I do not get it
at home – but that's no excuse. I can no longer live with the guilt and I
hope you will accept my sincerest apology with my promise that it won't ever
happen again."

The man, anguished and betrayed, goes directly into his bedroom, yells at his wife,
you know you can do what you want, i have been having an affair too
i am leaving you... have fun with the neighbor as he storms out the door.

A few moments later, a second text comes in, "Bloody spell check!! Sorry
Bob, the second sentence should refer to 'your Wifi'."

— On the neighbor message Old Man and Wife
6:56 p.m.

I seen this plow doing the bike lanes

http://imgur.com/csCTjJe

— On the neighbor message C Plows Go
6:37 p.m.

@1:10 garrido and arena on ohare expansion thoughts in 2011.

http://vimeo.com/21868824

5:20 a.m.

A man in a Florida supermarket tried to buy half a head of lettuce.
The very young produce assistant told him that they sell only whole
heads of lettuce.
The man persisted and asked to see the manager.
The boy said he'd ask his manager about it.
Walking into the back room, the boy said to his manager: 'Some jerk
wants to buy half a head of lettuce.'
As he finished his sentence, he turned to find the man standing right
behind him, so he added, 'And this gentleman has kindly offered to buy
the other half.'
The manager approved the deal, and the man went on his way.
Later the manager said to the boy, 'I was impressed with the way you
got yourself out of that situation earlier. We like people who think
on their feet here. Where are you from, son?'
‘Canada, sir,' the boy replied.
'Well, why did you leave Canada?' the manager asked.
The boy said, 'Sir, there's nothing but whores and hockey players up there.'
‘Really?' said the manager. 'My wife is from Canada.'
‘No way?' replied the boy. 'Who'd she play for?

— On the neighbor message Old Man and Wife
5 a.m.

@pac52, it is not a distraction, if both candidates can't back up what they say now, what can we expect over the next four years?
it's about credibility and transparency. both say they have list, and are touting them at debates for your vote. the thing is when arena is challenged to post a list he says he has and he does not post it right away and starts posting in groups, there is a question if he had a list at all. this adding that he asked others on facebook including his opposition to list businesses that came to the ward during his administration. this only after it was questioned if he was going to deliver on his promise of posting the list.
then you have garrido that waved a stack of papers in the air at the debate saying they were businesses that closed, ok you claim it's a list, you claim 200 closed, ok what are they? where is the transparency? is this what we could expect over the next 4 years?
then if you want to bring up levar does that mean arena is a great alderman or was levar so bad it would make anyone look better if they put forth effort.
here is a good one, with ed bannon gone, what effect would that have on bringing businesses to the ward? with him gone arena does lose a sharp edge, i am sure ed was helpful. maybe that is why arena said he would focus more on jeff park and not 6 corners this next term.
i will agree with jorge forgue that there are more important issues in the ward, and no one has introduced a new plan or course corrected plan for the whole ward, including the assumed apocalypse a sears closing would create. maybe that should have been a debate question.
arena all the good he has done and spinning off anything negative.
garrido that points out everything arena should have could have that he would have done
bartlet that you can call her mom, she will listen, will bring technology and mrs fields cookies to the ward
diaz this is not hard, he is a smart young guy and will do whatever most people want, and not much more

— On the neighbor message Alderman Arena - 80+ Business commitent
10:19 p.m.

@pac52us, I don't understand what you mean by these are distractions. alderman arena was touting the 80 business as an endorsement for him at the debate?
what is he trying to distract people from?

same goes for garrido, he stated that arena's numbers of opening 80 business, does not mean anything due to the 200 that closed, also using the 200 closing businesses as an endorsement to choose him.

both candidates are using these "list" as a reason to vote for them, both claim they have them, but until know only one has step forward to share it.

then it goes back, if arena posting these businesses are distractions what does he want people to be distracted from?

— On the neighbor message Alderman Arena - 80+ Business commitent
5:54 p.m.

I do my best to eat in the ward, but sometimes there is no substitute for certain items, sometimes I feel like I want a cheeseburger from jeffs, sometimes hot dog express, sometimes suzies, and others charcoal delight. they all have different ways of cooking and each is good in it's own way. I don't think I am too good for the ward. I like many places in the ward, but some items cannot be substituted.

5:38 p.m.

An old man was laying on his death bed. He had only hours to live when he suddenly smelled chocolate chip cookies.

He loved chocolate chip cookies more than anything else in the world.

With his last bit of energy, he pulled himself out of bed, across the floor, and to the stairs. Then down the stairs and into the kitchen.

There his wife was baking chocolate chip cookies. As he reached for one, he got SMACKED across the back of his hand by the wooden spoon his wife was holding.

“Leave them alone!” she said, “They’re for the funeral!”

— On the neighbor message MEN Huh lol
11:29 a.m.

i was at brandy's gyros yesterday, nice place

http://brandysgyros.com/?page_id=420

— On the neighbor message Alderman Arena - 80+ Business commitent
11:03 a.m.

here is my vote, good on gas, easier to park and if you get hit by a snow truck the plate steel that the thing is made of will keep you in one piece.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJS-EI-x-8E

— On the neighbor message Techniques to get a car out of snow
3:36 p.m.

it just never ends ;)

— On the neighbor message Looking to Adopt a pup
1:35 p.m.

I think there was a woolworths by Milwaukee and lawrance.

— On the neighbor message Looks Fancy! Look Out Six Corners!
1 p.m.

I still want to see the list of 200 and I also wonder if la margarita is listed on that list too. I am glad arena stepped up to the challenge and started posting the 80 businesses. garrido, whatca got? arena got 10 of the 80 open posted. do I hear 20 closed?

— On the neighbor message Alderman Arena - 80+ Business commitent
12:47 p.m.

the thing is with Inky, that opens up 3 more pet names:
Blinky, Pinky,Clyde

— On the neighbor message Looking to Adopt a pup
12:27 p.m.

I understand that it was not an official debate, arena had a prior engagement and he informed Gladstone park chamber of commerce that he would not attend.
did arena make any public announcements prior to the event that he would not be attending the forum other than gladstone? I am just wondering if some people were expecting him to be there or was it clear to the public he was not attending prior to the event.

12:15 p.m.

oh, and I have a 40 lb bag of salt in the trunk too

— On the neighbor message Techniques to get a car out of snow
11:47 p.m.

9 times out of 10 I can rock it out, forward, reverse, forward reverse, etc turning the wheels slightly every time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUHtJJ1Fgjs

there have been 2 occasions I had to use my steel traction ramps, had them many years and helped many people. just put the traction ramp under the wheels and drive out. orange ramps in pic. They have teeth that bite into ice, both times I had to use them I was on straight ice.
steel shovel used once for chipping ice
orange shovel use mostly for clearing snow and for scrapping windshield and windows
tow ropes used twice in snow to help others, originally bought when I was spinning my old fwd car in gravel in front of my girlfriends house waiting for her to come out, well eventually the back and forth put me nose up in the gravel where the back tires were about 8 inches off the street so I headed down to menards for the tow ropes to get me out.
pic 2 collapsible digging shovel for scooping, used once most of the time the orange shovel is sufficient.

http://imgur.com/IXynEsV

http://imgur.com/OwVYVEE

— On the neighbor message Techniques to get a car out of snow
11:46 p.m.

if garrido and arena are the top guns, at this point it is not the list itself, but the credibility that both candidates can back up what they say. this goes for both garrido and arena. if either can't back up what they say now, how can they say they will back up any thing that they say they will do over the next four years? both talk about transparency, both claim to have these list of 80 that opened and 200 that closed....
who is going to step up?

— On the neighbor message Alderman Arena - 80+ Business commitent
11:25 a.m.

A woman was walking down the street. Without warning, she was accosted by a particularly dirty and shabby-looking homeless woman who asked her for a couple of dollars for dinner.

The woman took out her bill fold, extracted ten dollars and asked, "If I give you this money, will you buy some wine with it instead of dinner?"

"No, I had to stop drinking years ago," the homeless woman replied.

"Will you use it to go shopping instead of buying food?" the woman asked.

"No, I don't waste time shopping," the homeless woman said. "I need to spend all my time trying to stay alive."

"Will you spend this on a beauty salon instead of food?" the woman asked.

"Are you NUTS!" replied the homeless woman. "I haven't had my hair done In 20 years!"

"Well," said the woman, "I'm not going to give you the money. Instead, I'm going to take you out for dinner with my hubby and myself tonight."

The homeless woman was astounded. "Won't your husband be furious with you for doing that? I know I'm dirty, and I probably smell pretty disgusting."

The woman replied, "That's okay. It's important for him to see what a woman looks like after she has given up shopping, hair appointments, and wine."

— On the neighbor message MEN Huh lol
10:10 a.m.

did you letter know what is going on?

— On the neighbor message Jefferson Park Postal Services
9:51 a.m.

just go around. when I drive I have a similar situation. it's hard enough to drive in the snow without people just standing or walking in the groove in the middle of the street, but it does happen. you do your best, stay calm and take the safest action. then If you choose you can report the car to the police.

— On the neighbor message Another whiney post
9:45 a.m.

we will find out here I guess.
I have not seen a list from garrido of the 200 that closed either.
we know both garrido and arena follow or have people that follow everyblock to let them know what is being said, so let's see this is a good opportunity to set the record straight.
the thing is once they post here the list can be verified, by a number of everyblock subscribers. there is no hiding the facts are the facts. if both are right and arena opened 80+ and if garrido is right and 200 closed.... that 80 might not look so good, also the question is of the 80 that opened in the ward are they still open. once they post the list here we would know.... if there is no list, it is all hearsay to me.
let's see who post here first arena or garrido.
the first to post accurate information has their fact straight and might add a ton to their credibility. challenge!

— On the neighbor message Alderman Arena - 80+ Business commitent
11:34 p.m.

oberdare has not been done either

9:31 p.m.

maybe it is because of their mail ego

3:43 p.m.

i have been to the mr. steer on Lincoln a couple times in my youth, not the one on Milwaukee thou.

— On the neighbor message Looks Fancy! Look Out Six Corners!
12:07 a.m.

yeah, looks like it would be expensive too.

— On the neighbor message Looks Fancy! Look Out Six Corners!
11:22 p.m.

" I'm simply grabbing it out of my mailbox and putting it in the recycle bin!"

both candidates might say that their direct mailing is responsible for increasing recycling in the ward.

the other candidates may not believe in recycling and therefore not sending you anything to increase recycling in your household.

there is talk about narrowing the alleys to put in a protected recycling lane.

many recyclist are for the lane and say it will increase recycling, but garage owners say that it will make it harder to get in and out of their garages.

8:42 p.m.

as kids we used to go to the Montrose parking lot by the lake, we would have a designated driver drive and we would lay flat on our back and grab the bumper from the bottom, he would then drive around dragging us over the ice and snow, the challenge was to see who could hang on the longest. one time during a fast sliding turn I was slingshoted with a lot of tumbling, a shoe came off and I lost a motorcross glove. you felt no pain at the time, but had some bruising the next day.

— On the neighbor message Sledding?
10:21 p.m.

ok, so it is definitely better to do your best to keep up with it. I got a call from my dad today asking if I can bring my snow blower over to his house because his would not start. he tried the normal trouble shooting procedures, so I am told. so I told him by the time I get home from work, get the blower and come back it would be god blessed 8pm. so I headed over there right after work with a prayer that I would be able to get the thing started. how hard can it be, right? so I get there and the thing is in pieces. in typical fashion my dad said ok, start it. so I checked for spark, cleaned the carb and put in new gas and was able to get it going, so I was just about to shut it down to put it back together again when he said no, don't turn it off... what if it does not start again? put it together while it is running put the cover and chute on first. so I said ok and shut it down. after he did some yelling at me, I told him that I am not going to put together a snow blower while it is running, if he wants me to help I have to do it my way. so I reassemble johnny 5 and was able to get it going. then he said ok now make sure it works, snow blow the front, back, alley and yard. hmmh.... well I tell you to let the snow sit and snow blow it later is no fun, since most of it was high drifted and turning to ice. brutal.... just another day.

— On the neighbor message Debate: Shovel during or after storm?
7 p.m.

actually this song was going through my my mind at the time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-IkE5TtO2U

— On the neighbor message Debate: Shovel during or after storm?
10:10 p.m.

oh, and just finished a snow plow shift, 2 neighbors including courtesy walk and the street where I parked, having some nice tea now ;)

— On the neighbor message Debate: Shovel during or after storm?
9:58 p.m.

yeah, same thing happened to me, I was half way down a block and this dude ran out of gas and waved me to go backward. I got hung up going backward and turning to go down to the turn off street. I had to rock it for at least a minute to get out. also, all these 4x4s and quattros on the road going so slow. then you got the people walking in the street and double parkers, I did see one bicyclist, but he was not in a bike lane. I had to avoid 1 suv that took a turn too fast and was going to slide into me, but I was able to get out of the way.

— On the neighbor message Debate: Shovel during or after storm?
9:51 p.m.

My 2 neighbors and I take turns, we all have snowblowers, so we are able to keep up with it. I have another shift of snowblowing later today.

— On the neighbor message Debate: Shovel during or after storm?
7:29 p.m.

life is non refundable, spend at your own risk.

— On the neighbor message Aldermanic Poll
9:16 a.m.

schiler the best, in my opinion, usually not very crowed, but they close at dawn and sometimes either kick you out or lock the gates and have an officer there, sometimes not , but just so your not surprised. devon across from super dog is my next stop, they are open later, but in my opinion the hill is not better than schiller. I have never been to central and elston, so I can't speak for over there. where is the hill in indian rood woods?

— On the neighbor message Sledding?
9:14 a.m.

http://mytinyurl.com/hjpb88rmk0

— On the neighbor message What happened to Minerva?
11:04 a.m.

maybe it was someone speaking on his behalf

12:17 a.m.

Maybe you paid less of a percent in the first installment last year and this time it is more balanced. Factoring 45% for the second installment this year how much of a difference is it from last year for first and second installments factoring any home owners excemptions or discounts. Total for year.

— On the neighbor message Property tax Increase
4:54 p.m.

Higher

— On the neighbor message Property tax Increase
3:55 p.m.

Did you have a higer second installment last year?

— On the neighbor message Property tax Increase
3:55 p.m.

@bob, roller skaters and skateboarders are human powered transport just like bicyclist and should be given the same consideration.

— On the neighbor message Downtown Jefferson Park
3:12 p.m.

@pac525us, you have all these ideas and post all these links, where would I put them? so quick to dismiss the idea, where could we put them is the answer. this is the way of the future in 30 years.

I would put them above to the side of the sidewalk remove the bike lane in the street and narrow the car lanes, then if there is room put a motorcycle/scooter lane,
accommodating and making it safer for motorcycles and scooters too. I think we talk a lot of complete streets, but have not mentioned motorcycle/scooter safety as well, this is the compromise between a car and a bike and should also be accommodated.

— On the neighbor message Downtown Jefferson Park
11:48 a.m.

bowser reminds me of bowzer which brings some flashbacks

sha na na

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-izVXxwvtNM

11:25 a.m.

what % did it go up?
did you have any work done to the house that required permits or get an appraisal/refinance recently?
has there been home sales an improvements in you block/area

— On the neighbor message Property tax Increase
11:22 a.m.

it was spelled wrong, this one works

http://www.windycitymusictheatre.org/

— On the neighbor message Downtown Jefferson Park
3:42 a.m.

@bob, Cars don't kill people, people kill people. We could say bikes kill people, how many people were killed while riding a bike?

— On the neighbor message Downtown Jefferson Park
11:18 a.m.

we had street cars in Chicago, they were made obsolete in the late 50's.

— On the neighbor message Downtown Jefferson Park
11:34 p.m.

@pac52us, were your born/raised in Chicago?

— On the neighbor message 45th Ward "Debates" Tonight
11:32 p.m.

i went there twice, years ago, once was to true a bike rim in which they were high and said would take a few days. then they had an 80's Raleigh bmx there for a few years, I broke the frame on mine and was just going to see how much the bike was so I could buy and swap parts. I asked to see how much he would take for it and said $275, I asked if he could do better on the price since it was way over list (msrp was like 190). he said that was the price, if I wanted it, it was $275.

2:15 p.m.

looks like it. use the calc, it ask for your prior year usage and estimates it off current rates. after you type in your "name" and email, it goes straight to the calc, no signup. if you use a lot of electricity Integrys might be better.

7:58 p.m.

I used the cub calculator and that was the difference when I did it , it has been awhile, and I really don't remember, just that 7 dollars comes to mind, maybe that was monthly, so not being sure, I just did the calculator again and here is what I got for January-May based on my prior usage. so it looks like it probably was $7 a month at the time, thanks for the correction:

Your projected supply charges for the months January to May 2015:

ComEd

$179.68

Integrys

$225.70

You would pay

$46.01 more with Integrys.

7:46 p.m.

I think I calculated it before I switched back to com ed, it was something like a $7 savings for the year or something like that, I can't exactly remember. if you use a lot of electric, your probably better off with integrys electric aggravation program, but don't quote me I used the cub calculator to check which was better for me

http://www.chicagopowercalculator.com/

http://www.citizensutilityboard.org/#

6:49 p.m.

Life expectancy at birth has increased 7.3 years among all Chicago residents to a new high of 77.8 years

http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/cdph/provdrs/healthychicago/news/2014/jun/life-expectancy-in-chicago-climbs-to-record-high-of-77-8-years.html

with this average that would make an average Chicagoan middle aged at 39.

6:19 p.m.

1st run movie theater, with or without mixed retail, either next to Jefferson park station or by Cicero and Lawrence across from the car wash, if that lot is available... being close to transportation might be a plus.

— On the neighbor message Downtown Jefferson Park
6:08 p.m.

I agree with everything, but we can do it without losing a lane. Right now they are going forward with a plan improving the safety on milwaukee without losing a lane.
If the choice came to either losing a lane without any other improvements or the safety improvements proposed while keeping the lane, would you still want to lose the lane?

8:37 a.m.

the best way to slow traffic down on Milwaukee would be to fill every vacant business and attract more businesses. if you reduce lanes now then get businesses to come it would be gridlock. worse even during rush hour.

we need to look for the future and where we want to be, we don't want traffic to become to the point where it impedes a business's draw. more people go to businesses that they can easily get to with little traffic.

look at the few businesses that opened up on the strip of Milwaukee, ie jimmy johns, josi's, the portage theater, filament, etc. I have found that on that strip it has slowed traffic due to parking cars and more cars going to the businesses. look at fantasy costumes during Halloween season, it is a proven fact that more business slows traffic.

if people drive illegally that is not due to the road, but their disrespect for the law.

I agree that the road needs safety improvements, but they can be done without reducing a lane.

2:29 a.m.

2011 flashback

http://vimeo.com/21868824

— On the neighbor message 45th Ward "Debates" Tonight
11:09 p.m.

@Pamela, I can see it now, something like this?

http://www.lisarein.com/bookmobile/bookmobile1.gif

— On the neighbor message Need an auto body repair shop
3:46 p.m.

Belmont has a lot of speed cameras now.

— On the neighbor message Question
1:16 p.m.

i have seen someone pulled over for being on a cell phone once, on Addison by Kedzie, I would guess it was for a cell phone since they were on one and did not see any apparent violation.

there was one time I seen a cop beep that siren horn at someone and tell them to get off the phone over the pa.

and then a person that I work with was pulled over and given a do you know the laws regarding cell phone speech and let go with a warning.

there was one time I was pulled over and ticketed for speeding on the Irving at like 2 or 3 in the morning just east of Laramie, I was headed eastbound and he was facing westbound, he did a u turn and I got pulled over. I have never seen a cop clocking my entire life on Irving. this was about 6 or 7 years ago. it was definitely one of those, you got to be kidding me moments, what are the chances of a cop clocking on Irving park at this time with no traffic while I am coming home from work at this time. I had no idea why I was pulled over, when he said he "clocked me at " , I was in disbelief, I still have a hard time believing it happened.

then going further back like 20 or more years ago I got a speeding ticket on Milwaukee south of Belmont, I was headed northwest. I can't remember exactly, but I believe there was a strip somewhere on Milwaukee that speed limit was 25 and cop nailed me for 7 over. again, at that time I have never seen or heard of any cops clocking on Milwaukee or city streets of Chicago for that matter.

— On the neighbor message Question
1:28 a.m.

anyone do minor body work out of their garage such as weld patch panels in rockers , wheel wells or floor pans? not looking for shop prices.

— On the neighbor message Need an auto body repair shop
7:07 p.m.

after reading all the comments, i am glad that Steve chose to respond to this post to clear the air. i found his comments professional and sincere, not defensive and without any bitterness to any of the commenter's. to me this speaks highly of his character and i would not hesitate to contact him if i have a project for him down the road.

overall i think a simple mistake in posting something inconsistent with a previous post as well as some of the comments said after it caused this to escalate further than it should have. if the poster admitted that they made a mistake in posting the inconsistent information and simply explained without being so defensive, i am sure this thread would have not taken the direction that it did.

— On the neighbor message Great handyman
6:34 p.m.

If your shoping the klee such as vitamin shop or grabbing a sandwich at jimmy johns or going to city news I was told you could park there. Thanks for letting me know I park there when going to vitamin shoppe, guess I was lucky

— On the neighbor message 27 Chicago Tips to Make Your Life Easier
8:55 a.m.

palm sunday is march 29th

— On the neighbor message Why Is There So Much Censorship on Here?
5:29 a.m.

ok, i can't use any of those life hacks.

so can we start a list of portage park, Jefferson park life hacks?

like the secret parking in back of the klee building

like if you are west bound on Montrose and if you turn left down that alley before cicero you can get to Kilpatrick and get all the way to irving avoiding cicero during busy times.

Kolmar playlot is not very busy and has a picnic area

city news has one of the best restrooms at 6 corners

what else ya got?

— On the neighbor message 27 Chicago Tips to Make Your Life Easier
5:22 a.m.

@isac, i think if you have something insured it has to be received in the system by the shipper in order to file a claim.

— On the neighbor message Mailed package using wrong mail service
4:57 a.m.

actually exclude the first one http://chicago.everyblock.com/users/141017/posts/, that had other post comments not related to steve.

— On the neighbor message Great handyman
1:35 a.m.

so this post got me thinking, melissa only got 2 post and both promote steve and I have not seen her active on everyblock, I know nothing about her so why would I take her recommendation?

then I thought, well why is she so defensive and calling people ignorant and that someone is trying to ruin someone's reputation when her very post questions the integrity of it? then when she started throwing god into it, then usually there is usually something questionable.

so i thought ok, but i seen many people recommend Steve on eb right? there is something, something.....

i could be wrong, but it looks like these accounts like melissa's where only created to promote steve, there is no other post or comments on these accounts as of this time.

http://chicago.everyblock.com/users/141017/posts/

http://chicago.everyblock.com/users/161905/posts/

http://chicago.everyblock.com/users/162617/posts/

http://chicago.everyblock.com/users/161322/posts/

http://chicago.everyblock.com/users/164015/posts/

then not going too deep, but i seen this one to create an account just to post one comment that steve is awesome

http://chicago.everyblock.com/users/187109/comments/

now i am not saying that steve is not legit or not good at what he does, we have seen him post here and answer questions knowledgeably.

there may be people that think they are doing things to help steve out and are probably not going about it the best way.

— On the neighbor message Great handyman
1:26 a.m.

@Minerva, by my parents today and found it.

here are 9 pictures of the pics of the car.... wow, that takes me back.

what do you think?

http://imgur.com/cZvwtSk,tzBQRPE,XBg2s4A,6R6w0eN,k2mIz51,CZYoY3N,o1nViQZ,a2n4NFK,RsNxsVL

1:05 a.m.

tapa, tapa, tapa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fAE56npKj4

— On the neighbor message 6 Corners Bistro is hiring servers
6:33 p.m.

@paula, funny i am on my feet a lot also and got some of those memory foam shoes too, that is when i stopped wearing my arch supports because they did not fit properly in those shoes and a month later bam. i wonder if those memory foam shoes are detrimental. so far the tape and my old arch supports are working so time will tell.

@robin in wrp, i agree with tumeric i take it as a supplement and use it in cooking. i take 1800mg a day and more if have pain.

@Ə, you have me confused with someone else, I never wore high heels

@jenbaron, i concur that you concur with robin in wrp with tumeric. i hope things are going as well as they can with your ms. also, i agree with Integrative medicine.

@bluebeard, the boot was a little small and i had pain with walking with it. the tape and arch supports did a better job and keeping my foot together and pain free. doctors are not always right, and you have a responsibility to yourself to do what is best .

@joanie, i went to urgent care, they gave me meds and a boot and sent me on my way. I am probably at like 95% now, but who knows if it comes back. my body responde pretty well to prednisone. i want to know my options. yes, they did say the nerve was inflamed and when it comes down it should be fine.

@pattymelt, here is my doctor if you are looking for someone that practices integrative medicine. http://www.integrativetherapieswellness.com/carlos-reynes-md.html

@lydia, i am no longer in pain so i am walking around quite normal. we will see how i am doing if i go a whole day without tape thou, then i will most likely see a podiatrist, but just wanted to get some recommendations so i am ready if it does present itself again.

remember this post is open to discuss the foot, so share your foot tips and tricks here.

— On the neighbor message the foot
3:44 p.m.

@thanks dennis,

so far so good with the tape, when I take it off I can walk around the house like normal, before the pain was pretty brutal and could not take a step without trying to walk on the side of the foot. I just don't know if this is one of those things that comes and goes or maybe I'd have to address it.

— On the neighbor message the foot
1:06 a.m.

it's a test, an experienced server would know. they would also probably know they will not really be adopted, by joining their growing family and that the interview is not two hours long.

— On the neighbor message 6 Corners Bistro is hiring servers
8:05 p.m.

I think I seen one of these in her yard

http://imgs.inkfrog.com/pix/lavieenrose/0321.jpg

4:30 p.m.

i have a pet peeve before consuming something before you buy it at a retail store , to me it is just wrong. i can see if it were a life or death situation, but these people that just start opening stuff they have not paid for and start eating it or the people that just open up a water and just start drinking it in line. really? maybe it's just how i was brought up.

or those people that open up a package to check it out and just leave it to the side all opened, then either proceed to not buy it or buy another one.

if i were the clerk i would have held onto the ticket until the guy came back to pay for his purchase and if the guy wanted to call the cops for holding onto the ticket, fine, i would tell the cop that he intended to pay for the item with the ticket and since i can't cash out or verify the ticket at this time, i will hold it until payment is made, if he intends not for the ticket to be held in lieu of payment, i would charge the guy with shoplifting the item not paid for.

3:56 p.m.

even thou the law is the law even devices that are "legal" should be used with caution, the laws are for the general public and it is assumed that they have become familiar with the device to safely use it as intended while using common sense.

I error on the side of caution and prefer to be off the phone while driving and if you are a passenger in my car and you are being disruptive or acting stupid, i'll pull over.

— On the neighbor message Question
3:38 p.m.

portage park is centrally located, you can head out easily in any direction in Chicago. it is lower in crime than other areas, but you still need to be careful. it is relatively quiet and peaceful most of the time.

property tax is still low, but due to property values increasing may go up, but so far it has not been raising too quick where I can't keep up with it.

there are many new businesses coming to portage park and it has seen growth, typically it is family friendly and there is a balance of age groups.

if your son is in school, it may be important to decide on schooling either the commute to existing school or transfer to new school.

many of my neighbors I would call traditional, they are friendly and we talk and help each other out often, individual areas and blocks may vary.

— On the neighbor message Considering purchasing a home in Portage Park
2:02 p.m.

Hooray! New pic ;)

12:08 p.m.

"warning not for older devices"

final destination 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfDLkem6iEs

— On the neighbor message Question
12:08 p.m.

I really don't talk to cows, it seems that whenever I say something it goes in one ear and out the udder.

— On the neighbor message Family fruit market
2:34 a.m.

A man staggers into the emergency room with a concussion, multiple bruises, and a five iron wrapped around his neck.
Naturally the doctor asks him what happened.
"Well, it was like this" said the man. "I was having a quiet round of golf with my wife, when at a difficult hole, we both sliced our balls into a pasture of cows. We went to look for them, and while I was rooting around I noticed that one of the cows had something white in it's rear end. I walked over and lifted up the tail, and sure enough, there was a golf ball with my wife's monogram on it stuck right in the middle of the cow's butt. Thats when I made my mistake."
"What did you do?", asked the doctor.
"Well, I lifted the tail, pointed, and yelled to my wife, "Hey! This looks like yours!"

— On the neighbor message Golfer...LOL
2:19 a.m.

dedicated to herecomestheman

"warning not for older devices"

breaking the law

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L397TWLwrUU

— On the neighbor message Question
2:02 a.m.

dedicated to portage parker 46

"warning not for older devices"

danger zone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siwpn14IE7E

— On the neighbor message Question
1:55 a.m.

Wife comes home late at night and quietly opens the door to her Bedroom.
From under the blanket she sees four legs instead of two.

She reaches for a Baseball Bat and starts hitting the blanket as hard as she can.
Once she's done, she goes to the kitchen to have a drink.

As she enters, she sees her husband there, reading a magazine.

Husband says : "Hi Darling, Your parents have come to visit us, so let them stay in our bedroom.

Hope you said Hello to them.."

— On the neighbor message Golfer...LOL
11:49 p.m.

people have become a slave to their phone, they feel they have to pick up right away or they have to respond right away. I see people walking around with cell phones in front of them like they were tri corders and just landed on the planet.

somehow they feel irresponsible if they do not respond to a call or text or what the other person would think of them for not responding.

others feel that it is the traffics fault, they are so board that they just have to check their phone. not getting anything done by just sitting here.... we are in the age of efficiently and if you are not being efficient you are a brick.

some have a long commute and it may be their only free time, when you have the world at your finger tips, it can be an easy temptation.

people know that I sometimes do not respond right away and know to give me 15 minutes. everyone knows this including work, so if you call me, or text me. leave a message or a text and when I get a chance I will pull over and call or text you back. even at home when I hear the phone ring I don't run to it. if I wanted to be on the phone I would be.

— On the neighbor message Question
12:18 a.m.

"warning not for older devices"

horn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cK0UFgnrIqY

— On the neighbor message XSport Lifting Buddies
11:53 p.m.

arrogance

— On the neighbor message Question
11:45 p.m.

there is that one on addison east of the old gordon tech.

— On the neighbor message Jefferson Park Postal Services
11:05 p.m.

I even had the bike up on lakeshore drive once, as I came up the onramp and passed a car on my way to grant park. he gave me a look, but like he is the one going slow.

— On the neighbor message Jefferson Park Postal Services
10:57 p.m.

I had some good quads, you could see the cuts. I ran a single straight 52 chain wheel in the front all times. hills were a killer but once you got moving you were really moving.

— On the neighbor message Jefferson Park Postal Services
10:54 p.m.

yes,

I would ride my bike after work from Addison and Ashland to Cumberland and lawrance and back a few times a week, back in the day. I used to bike a lot, now not so much.

— On the neighbor message Jefferson Park Postal Services
10:47 p.m.

people are very particular about there mail.

here is a true story, well coming from the lakeview neighborhood years ago, mail was god awful, like you would mail a bill and it would be lost or arrive super late. Since i used to pass by harwood heights often at the time, i seen a mailbox one day by the old harwood heights police station on lawrance. i decided that, that is where i will mail my mail.. so every time i wanted to mail something i wouldl take a bike ride or drive out to harwood heights, even when i did not pass through there on the regular as time went on. i would get friends to often ask me when i would be mailing something and they would either give me their mail or take a ride along. this mailbox served me faithfully for about 14 years. well, one day a friend and i went and the mail box was gone, just gone... this was when they were tearing down the old police station. then on the other side of the street i seen it... it was tipped over and i bent down and put my mail in the box. my friend said, you trust that mail box? yep, its the same mailbox... it's good. my friend hesitated a sec then put their mail in the box as well and we left.
well, time went on and it was up righted. then one day my friend and i went on a mail run and it was gone, like really gone, really like gone not there gone. we both looked around, then at each other as i say it's gone, they say now we have no place to mail our bills.... yeah, i know, now what. so it took a couple days to find a mailbox that i was comfortable with and so at that point i have been living here long enough i really tried to pick out something more close by and convenient. i have been using the mail box at irving park and lockwood... so far so good, i think i have been using that one about 8 years.

— On the neighbor message Jefferson Park Postal Services
10:23 p.m.

I am not sure if I should be concerned, when randy gets this way people ask what he is on.... but, I ask myself why do I understand him if I am on nothing.

— On the neighbor message This Mechel lady
11:42 a.m.

"warning not for older devices"

best of foghorn leghorn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LCsiWL6gn0

— On the neighbor message This Mechel lady
11:22 a.m.

if I heard the rumor that they were closing from a friend to a place that I love and go to often, I would have probably asked the manager next time I was in if it were true, then share the info here.

if it was a place I did not go to often I could understand asking if the information was true, but only if the source was reliable and their information came from someone that would know and not just speculation.

unknown what the case is here, but it did have a good outcome at squashing the rumor early before it got out of hand. Also, giving more attention to the market.

Jewel's meat selection on cicero and Irving has been pretty bad the past few weeks and I made it to family fruit market early enough to score some steak before they closed.

— On the neighbor message Family fruit market
12:11 p.m.

"warning not for older devices"

whenever I see the word hobo, it reminds me of this old red sovine song, the gear jammer and the hobo, it is a pretty funny song.

http://grooveshark.com/#!/s/The+Gear+Jammer+And+The+Hobo+Red+Sovine+and+Johnny+Bond/3lYbe6?src=5

quarter, dime, nickel and a penny (my common cents)

10:24 a.m.

yep, so much that I don't have to go through 100 channels to find something to watch that is better then what I am doing.. . my life is like living in a movie, I never said it was a good one, but interesting none the less.

btw cooking up some strip steak from family fruit market now, that some mashed potatoes with corn and some gravy. you know dinner time 11pm.

— On the neighbor message Recommendations for outdoor house antenna
10:36 p.m.

if I restore my old car I wonder if i can race it, I never did repair the damage, just displayed it on a shelf. I might be able to get it back together with some wood putty, sanding and some touch up paint (the car is orange). it has not been on a track in in about 30 years.... it would be interesting to see how it would do now being an antique. maybe a tire axle upgrade may be in order. just out of curiosity what is the weight limit to race, I know I was just slightly under the scout weight, what ever that was back in the day.

10:10 p.m.

i never had cable, I have a cheap indoor rca rabbit ears and works fine, I get every local channel including channel 2.

— On the neighbor message Recommendations for outdoor house antenna
9:55 p.m.

no, no unibrow

— On the neighbor message Eyebrow threading
8:06 p.m.

it is true they are closing

i have done extensive research and here is what i found from their site

they are closing Monday-Friday at 9pm and Saturday and Sunday at 8pm

however, the good news is that they will reopen at 7am each day (holidays may vary)

— On the neighbor message Family fruit market
8:02 p.m.

I seen the one at the hip, how many punches do you need for the reward and what is the reward, free service or $ off

— On the neighbor message Eyebrow threading
7:57 p.m.

no, I don't thread or wax, but know people that prefer threading and also go somewhere on devon. if I should find a place around here that does it, I can be a good neighbor and refer them, I could only gather the first question they may ask would be how much do they charge.

— On the neighbor message Eyebrow threading
7:48 p.m.

I made a derby car once, it was super cool, but ran faster backward then forward. there was some debate among the judges and they stated that I could run the car backward. well, anyway I was taking everyone out at the track, it got to the last heats and the car won the race and flipped off the track, then a round scout stepped on it breaking the wheel off. he was also in the final heats and there was some debate by the judges because there were people that stated it was deliberate, so he was disqualified for poor sportsmanship. i ran the car in the next heat, but unable to repair it to its original condition, the car rant terrible and lost due to the damage. I may still have the car at my parents house. If I am by my parents and find it I will post a pic here.

7:40 p.m.

also, if possible when posting neighborhood places, posting current prices would help as well.

— On the neighbor message Eyebrow threading
7:23 p.m.

i think the restaurant has to have to reach a certain capacity first, like if there is more than 25 seats or something

— On the neighbor message Worst Public bathroom Ever!
11:12 p.m.

warning, don't click if you are an older device

cocaine, song (on you tube) Eric Clapton (singer)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3L4spg8vyo

— On the neighbor message Worst Public bathroom Ever!
9:34 p.m.

when I see the word Dixie, the Dixie jeep comes to mind

here is the Dixie jeep

http://imgur.com/nytL3Py

— On the neighbor message Sell Your Car
9:31 p.m.

here is what comes to mind when I think Dixie niceties

http://mytinyurl.com/fmc3ntdv6j

— On the neighbor message Sell Your Car
8:50 p.m.

i respect your opinion on the matter, it is just not for me.

maybe at the time you had your car it was a good time for it and that time has passed, maybe your at a point and position in your life where you don't need it, maybe you are not on a time crunch schedule.

i will add that being a home owner it helps to have a car. unless it is easier to bring home 2 40 lb bags of salt home on the bus.

— On the neighbor message Sell Your Car
1:35 a.m.

dedicated to randy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2GoH_slAtY

dedicated to bill the engineer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2GwDGjiV4k

— On the neighbor message Sell Your Car
12:51 a.m.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAvrBsp_ULU

— On the neighbor message Sell Your Car
12:22 a.m.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WFLUhSym80

— On the neighbor message Sell Your Car
12:19 a.m.

i would say the first step if it is that bad would be to bring it to the manager, then the district manager. most issues can be resolved at that point.

if you report it to the city, they might say they have no public bathroom. I am not sure by law if they are required to provide a public bathroom.

does anyone know bathroom law?

— On the neighbor message Worst Public bathroom Ever!
11:34 p.m.

i remember once I was at spring hill mall, it was cold out, the mall was closing and I was with my girlfriend. the car would not start, the battery was dead. no one to call, no one to get us, lot was mostly empty. mall security and the front desk had no info on garages to call, they knew one but it closed at 9. asking people if they had cables and just about to just quit and go outside. then we were being asked to leave the mall, the last security guard at the door I asked, hey you would not happen to have some jumper cables, would you? he asked If I needed a jump and I said yeah, you got them. yeah, I have them,give me a sec to lock up. where are you parked? out front right there (pointed out the door). let me pull my truck around and I will get you going. so we waited out front, it was awhile about 10-15 minutes wondering at that point if he did not show? what we were going to do next. then we heard a loud rumbling in the distance like thunder, like something was coming. then I seen it... an American flag.... a really big American flag waving coming toward us, come to look down the flag was posted in the bed of a lifted chevy truck (it was beautiful, almost brought a tear to my eye) as the truck came closer and the rumble of the big block became obvious and I knew we would be ok. the car jump started instantly, i gave the guy a tip and told him how much i appreciate it, the engine was a 454, it had dual batteries. he stuck around to make sure i made it out of the lot.

with all this car bashing it got me to remember that truck rumbling waving that American flag, coming to help. i am glad that security guard did not bus it to work.

— On the neighbor message Sell Your Car
11:17 p.m.

the training would have to be uniform among all Chicago city colleges, there might not be a protocol to deal with situations uniformly, until this could be figured out or a comprehensive plan put together wright college might not have the answer. this is only an assumption.

if all the city of Chicago colleges pools are closed due to a higher power, it is the higher power that would need to be contacted to see what is actually going on.

10:11 p.m.

@randy,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpkCgQ1ADgE

— On the neighbor message Sell Your Car
10:03 p.m.

I think they need to make sure everyone is properly trained on protocol should another event like the near drowning occurred.

If the staff is not properly trained to follow a city protocol consist with all city of Chicago colleges and something happens it could create legal issues.

7:15 p.m.

Danger! High Voltage

— On the neighbor message electrical advice
6:08 p.m.

wait.... who's on first

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTcRRaXV-fg

5:10 a.m.

so, who's got the best at 6 corners?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYVBRQ7t46g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=km3xt49fHq4

— On the neighbor message Worst Public bathroom Ever!
2:29 p.m.

the newer skimmers are inside the pump, no way to tell from outside of pump
(see vid), best to pay inside or use cash.

— On the neighbor message beware of the pump
2:14 p.m.

origin,

1947 in Detroit, Michigan — when police arrested a local man (James Hartford, Jr.) for beating his wife to death. Local news stations aired the arrest and elements of the case for months after — constantly showing a picture of Hartford, Jr. when he was arrested — wearing a dirty tank top with baked bean stains on it…and constantly referring to him as “the” wife beater.

From there, everything snowballed. From then on, men wearing dirty tank-topped undershirts were referred to as people who were “wearing wife-beaters” and the lexicon stuck from that point forward.

1:54 p.m.

heat set at 68, temp in house is 72, feels colder because humidity is at 23%, just turned on the floor humidifier. workout pants, dickies insulated shirt, leather slippers. cleaning house and just finished watching come September with Rock Hudson and Gina Lollobrigida

1:37 p.m.

i rarely swear, but can when in a swearing environment. i use napkins and am actually wearing a dickies long sleeve insulated shirt now.

12:30 p.m.

I have been told several times that I speak with a Chicago accent, thou I still don't know exactly what that means. when I ask, people what they mean by it they would just say like your from Chicago, well, I am so I don't know why they would bring it up.
what makes a Chicago accent?

11:32 a.m.

my resolution is to get more consistent sleep.

funny how some people want to get out of bed and some want to stay in.

@gene, what is wrong with your back?

— On the neighbor message happy new year!
2:05 a.m.

so update, received a new card today and a fraud report to fill out and sign and return to my credit card company within 10 days.

— On the neighbor message beware of the pump
1:37 a.m.

http://www.windycityhabitat.org/restore.html

— On the neighbor message Contractor
12:50 a.m.

once a wire smokes, at that point insulation of such wire is compromised. once this damage is done, it may shorten the life of the wire(s)

— On the neighbor message electrical advice
11:42 a.m.

ok, its burndy not burgundy. I am caught up now. long week.

— On the neighbor message electrical advice
12:08 a.m.

for those that can't stand it

— On the neighbor message happy new year!
9:50 p.m.

@pattymelt, be careful some chairs may be armed and have wobbly legs.

— On the neighbor message happy new year!
9:41 p.m.

com ed changed out all the old lugs going to the house with some sort of tube connecter that they used a crimper for.

— On the neighbor message electrical advice
8:39 p.m.

@portage porker, that makes a whole lot more sense in terms of context, i guess if i read it slower i probably would have got it, the burgundy threw me, we were last talking about the ground wire (and pics) and the closest thing i sent that was burgundy was the ground strap the screw was rusted.

here is the brushed lug, it is copper

http://imgur.com/4S3qX0w

— On the neighbor message electrical advice
7:57 p.m.

@tim,

here are the best pictures I can manage, hard to get the lighting right, the green shade to the left of the screw and on the pipe it is connected to is not corrosion (some type of camera lighting issue), the screw is made out of steel. the clamps to the piper appear to be brass. this ground was about 3 feet above where they cut he pipe when they blew the tv. it is a clean connection behind the screw and connection is tight, the wire behind the screw is copper and goes directly to the breaker box (about 10 feet), it is the one with the green tape around it at the breaker box.

http://imgur.com/Rh8PoPM,WzU7v4c#0

update, power is still good, no issues closest outlet to me right now reading a nice 121 volts.

— On the neighbor message electrical advice
5:33 p.m.

http://weecarepediatricdentistry.com/

— On the neighbor message pediatric dentist
8:02 p.m.

@randy,

This song took inspiration from a fire in the Casino at Montreux, Switzerland on December 4, 1971. The band was going to record their Machine Head album there right after a Frank Zappa concert, but someone fired a flare gun at the ceiling during Zappa's show, which set the place on fire.

Deep Purple was in the audience for the show, and lead singer Ian Gillan recalls two flares being shot by someone sitting behind him which landed in the top corner of the building and quickly set it ablaze. Zappa stopped the show and helped ensure an orderly exit. Deep Purple watched the blaze from a nearby restaurant, and when the fire died down, a layer of smoke had covered Lake Geneva, which the casino overlooked. This image gave bass player Roger Glover the idea for a song title: "Smoke On The Water," and Gillan wrote the lyric about their saga recording the Machine Head album.

The band was relocated to the Grand Hotel in Montreux, where they recorded the album using the Rolling Stones mobile studio. They needed one more song, so they put together "Smoke On The Water" using Gillan's lyric and riff the guitarist Ritchie Blackmore came up with. The result was a song telling the story of these strange events just days after they happened - the recording sessions took place from December 6-21.

— On the neighbor message electrical advice
7:46 p.m.

@portage porker, ground is good since the tv incident, I have two separate grounds to the water pipe bypassing the meter.

— On the neighbor message electrical advice
6:40 p.m.

the specs were off each outlet off each of the hot lines coming in. before the problem was fixed they were coming in at 108 volts and 139 volts...

after the neutral was fixed they are coming in at 122 volts and 123 volts respectively, within acceptable range.

— On the neighbor message electrical advice
3 p.m.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlIZErrPAl8

— On the neighbor message electrical advice
12:43 p.m.

update. com ed came out today.

Problem resolved, issue corroded neutral coming into house, com ed, tested, cut and repaired connection and tested readings. all appliances now work as should, voltage confirmed at breaker and outlets.

corroded neutral connection 3 pics http://imgur.com/usMACRk,m16SS2I,GfXBE6J#0

meter readings 4 pics. 1 outlet each is on each hot coming at breaker, readings same at service from main coming in. before outlet 1 (hot 1) 108.1 volts after 122.7 volts, before outlet 2 (hot 2) 139.9 volts after 123.5 volts http://imgur.com/wI4p3qQ&JCkFq5y&D71izso&weC2kyY#0

— On the neighbor message electrical advice
11:52 a.m.

so play it again sports buys used sports equipment? I mean can I walk in with some old decent shape roller blades and walk out with a few bucks?

— On the neighbor message Ice skates for sale
1:39 a.m.

union or not it does not matter, I am pretty sure the issue is on the com ed side.

I took tim up on his offer and reached out to him today to see if he could get a hold of his contact at com ed.

thanks tim! (and I did get your email)

I will call com ed to follow up and see if I can get them out.

@portage porker, just so you know after my tv blew and tim stopped by, I did later have com ed come out to check the line, they removed a damage piece of line moved the wire and spliced it back together, minor flickering went away at that time. here is a picture of the splice. http://i.imgur.com/7mUmUz9.jpg the issues as of late are new, it is where stuff is not working.

— On the neighbor message electrical advice
11:56 p.m.

I found it helpful to clear my mind of all assumed context when reading randy, it is almost like random epiphanies with no set context.

once you understand the context you could understand the thought in said context, well sometimes.... there are a few "randy random rambles" in there too.

— On the neighbor message electrical advice
9:16 a.m.

I want to thank everyone for their support on this issue.

yes, I will contact com ed and schedule them to drop by, I had them check the line before (back when the tv blew up) and they moved the wire going to the house from the main wire and spliced in a new piece where there was some corrosion and had no issues.

since then it has been fine, but as of recent have been having new issues, could be the weather change that sped up corrosion, so I believe tim is correct and there may be corrosion in the meter. one side of the meter where the line goes in to the meter is sealed well, but the line that comes out of the meter does not seem to be sealed too tight.

when tim checked the electric I was not having issues this bad, after he checked it out I contacted com ed and they moved and replaced a part of the main line that goes to the house. the issues that I am having now are new ones. when I was cooking the other day my igniters on my stove would not work until I turned off the microwave... nice.

— On the neighbor message electrical advice
12:06 p.m.

@hearcomestheman, thanks for your feedback, that is what I was thinking and as I said, my next step. at least that validates my train of thought.

— On the neighbor message electrical advice
6:26 p.m.

@tami, yeah, but is is something a little more than a flicker, almost like a surge, it will turn off my tv, computer and reset my clocks every time I wash, dry, microwave or toast something.

— On the neighbor message electrical advice
6:19 p.m.

when dryer is on outlets that read 108 volts, now read 116 volts

— On the neighbor message electrical advice
6:06 p.m.

136 volt outlet under load with dryer on coming in a 127 volts

— On the neighbor message electrical advice
6:04 p.m.

the wire that feeds into the service is ALCAN S STABILOY AA-8000

— On the neighbor message electrical advice
6:01 p.m.

the 200 amp panel is about 10 years old.

— On the neighbor message electrical advice
5:57 p.m.

@herecomestheman,

yes, the left side is coming in at 108 volts
the right side 136 volts

http://imgur.com/Gzu3JZB

— On the neighbor message electrical advice
5:53 p.m.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9GRHNE1vI4

— On the neighbor message NYE Suggestions?
5:35 p.m.

@robin, I wonder if that % goes up if you get two flu shots

— On the neighbor message urgent care open today 12-25-14
1:43 a.m.

@Margaret, the bank said they would cover everything and I would not be responsible for the fraudulent chargers, they said that they will send me a fraud report to fill out and return back to them.

— On the neighbor message beware of the pump
10:16 a.m.

"four drops of oil of oregano"

— On the neighbor message urgent care open today 12-25-14
10:14 a.m.

@Herecomestheman, this is what I drink when I have a cold, it is the best for clearing the throat. even thou it is 102 proof you can drink it straight without a chaser.

http://liqueur.findthebest.com/l/41/Black-Forest-Devil-Herbal

— On the neighbor message urgent care open today 12-25-14
10:13 a.m.

i drink regular tea, when I am sick I add the following to my tea, two tablespoons apple cider vinegar, two tablespoons lemon juice, two dashes cayenne pepper and for drops of oil of oregano. some times I will do the same combo without the tea just with water.

I also have some green/echinacea tea

unfortunately I do not like the taste of peppermint

— On the neighbor message urgent care open today 12-25-14
10:07 a.m.

@jilly, that and lack of sleep for the past couple weeks averaging 3 hous a night. I did get 5 last night thou.

— On the neighbor message urgent care open today 12-25-14
9:26 a.m.

ok, cold turns out to be bronchitis, sinus and ear infection. Geting scipts for antibiotics, inhaler, and cheratussion now.

— On the neighbor message urgent care open today 12-25-14
9:04 a.m.

Typically don't eat alot of bread, but there is that rare occasion that 10 white castles will hit the spot when driving home starving in the middle of the night and driving by one.

— On the neighbor message Lunch at Mother Cluckers
2:28 p.m.

@Maxwell, considering the price, what would have made it worth it, if it taste better or was the portion size too small for the price?

I mean in a pinch in the middle of the night 10 white castle cheeseburgers and a coke run me like $12 and it is enough to fill me up, it would be worth it if it taste better, but at that time of night it just so happens to be on my way.

and like the chipotle burrito, taste good, but could be a little larger in my opinion to be worth the price. I will still get a chipotle burrito, but not very often.

— On the neighbor message Lunch at Mother Cluckers
5:23 a.m.

You're momma so stupid... she bought a glass door with a peephole in it

— On the neighbor message Time to lighten up?
2:05 a.m.

With the Holidays upon us, I would like to share a personal experience with my friends about drinking and driving.

As you may know, some of us have been known to have brushes with the authorities from time to time on the way home after a "social session" out with friends.

Well, two days ago I was out for an evening with friends and had several cocktails followed by some rather nice red wine. Feeling jolly, I still had the sense to know that I might be slightly over the limit. That's when I did something that I've never done before - I took a cab home.

Sure enough, on the way home there was a police road block; but since it was a cab, they waved it past. I arrived home safely without incident.

This turned out to be a real surprise, as I had never driven a cab before, I don't know where I got it, and now that it's in my garage, I don't know what to do with it.

— On the neighbor message Time to lighten up?
8:17 p.m.

"some" can't say it once.

— On the neighbor message Time to lighten up?
11:05 p.m.

have fun with this one, say it 3 times fast, no tricks, just most have trouble saying it, challenge your friends. print it out and give it to them, when looking at the three words can't say it once.

real rear wheel

— On the neighbor message Time to lighten up?
11:04 p.m.

why does snoop dog always carry an umbrella?

for drizzle

— On the neighbor message Time to lighten up?
10:29 p.m.

Never iron a four leaf clover. You don’t want to press your luck.

— On the neighbor message Time to lighten up?
10 p.m.

I rish people had better jokes...

— On the neighbor message Time to lighten up?
9:05 p.m.

how many flies does it take to screw in a light bulb?
2, but don't ask me how they got in there.

a duck goes into the pharmacy and ask for some lip balm, the pharmacist ask, would that be cash or charge. the duck said just put it on my bill.

— On the neighbor message Time to lighten up?
9:03 p.m.

flashback of this, 10:11,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RLIERdsKys

— On the neighbor message The Little Green Bag
2:37 a.m.

to add, you should always run your faucets closest to the ground floor first like the one in the yard or basement that way any sediment goes out there first and reduces the chances of clogging valves or screens in kitchen and bathroom faucets.

12:44 a.m.

some would say putting up a garrido sign outside during Christmas is a.......wait for it, a cop out.

— On the neighbor message Christmas lights that mix in politics
12:32 a.m.

@gary, I am intrigued hypnosis? this place still around?

— On the neighbor message Whole Leaf
12:29 a.m.

it would be nice to type a text message and send it to a landline for a robo call in which will record the persons message to your question, convert it to text and send it back to you.

8:49 p.m.

there you go pam, http://mytinyurl.com/18b2bzzz5g

— On the neighbor message Party with the folks who started EB
12:22 a.m.

so since there was a death on the property, will the city make the property owner fence that area off?

— On the neighbor message What does this mean?
12:04 a.m.

Just heard the part about police contacting for body removel service in the alley of the abandoned bank 4901 irving park.

— On the neighbor message What does this mean?
1:16 a.m.

Yep

— On the neighbor message What does this mean?
12:24 a.m.

Should be a scanner transcript as heard on the scanner, between 12am-130am or so

— On the neighbor message What does this mean?
12:01 a.m.

Sorry to say they removed a dead body early morning.

— On the neighbor message What does this mean?
midnight

maybe they are out of town for thanksgiving, it would help to know where this is at, approximate location?

— On the neighbor message Alarm sound every night
1:54 a.m.

@marybeth724, is it coming from inside the house? I mean like a smoke or carbon dioxide alarm that might need a battery changed or like is it a car alarm outside?

— On the neighbor message Alarm sound every night
11:19 p.m.

sounds like a real positive guy

— On the neighbor message Battery Giant
noon

it's really "cool"

— On the neighbor message Recommendation for refrigerator repair please
11:57 a.m.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcWVL4B-4pI

— On the neighbor message bright light
1:47 a.m.

menards might have referrals, you can ask at the desk

11:21 a.m.

the armored limousine uses the four-wheel drive chassis and powertrain of a General Motors medium-duty truck (the Kodiak/TopKick).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevrolet_Kodiak

— On the neighbor message Obama's car
7:03 p.m.

post a link, imgur it

— On the neighbor message Obama's car
6:49 p.m.

what people don't realize is some people don't walk or ride a bike simply because they are tired. maybe they have a physically demanding job or maybe they only get a couple hours of sleep (even kids can be tired), they could be sick or even have issues with their feet, knees or back. some people that take the bus are handicap, or elderly. not everyone is in good condition and while promoting walking and biking is good, it is not for everybody.

1:32 p.m.

@tami, you shouldn't have to ask when you already know and you know the post was not targeted. your interpretation and response is suspect. but I will explain none the less.
those that attack/manipulate others thru their own conceit often don't see what relationships in life they could have had until it is too late, the resentment will come later when they are face to face with their own loathing of themselves, temporarily masked by their ego of superiority in upsetting others.

— On the neighbor message EveryBlock Staff
11:01 p.m.

I would be curious of the amount of gauss the gas meters give off. I think I have a gauss meter somewhere in the basement, if I find it I will do a reading. if the range is high, you do not want it on the side of the house that will be closest to you because radio-frequency radiation could seep into the house especially during a pulse cycle. there are places that make shielding that will shield the house without disrupting communication.

— On the neighbor message These Gas Meters Are an Eyesore
7:12 p.m.

flashback, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZKuzwPOefs

— On the neighbor message knit sweater
6:31 p.m.

we look in the mirror and try not to see what we don't want to see, unfortunately some have to take a few more steps back than others. if you have to question this comment, it is time to question yourself.

12:30 a.m.

funny, I was thinking that a sunflower could be painted on the regulator part, I will see what happens if/when they paint it.

— On the neighbor message These Gas Meters Are an Eyesore
11:20 p.m.

I heard that the gas company will come back to paint the meters to match the color of the building to blend in better.

— On the neighbor message These Gas Meters Are an Eyesore
10:56 p.m.

I think new members should have limited comments per day, and gain more comments over time or by reaching a number of thanks

— On the neighbor message Users on everyblock
11:09 a.m.

Maybe John Garriodo, I don't know who Will Garrido is

10:51 p.m.

speaking of cats, here is one of my favorite cat cartoons.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1lZf2c00c4

— On the neighbor message Don't toss your pumpkins!
9:09 p.m.

let it lie. you can lay something down, and then it will lie there

— On the neighbor message The Leaves
5:49 p.m.

I was walking by today and decided to give them a shot, had a Italian night club on French bread with hot peppers. it was my first time at a jimmy johns and the sandwich was better then I thought. I would consider it as an occasional option.

— On the neighbor message JJ 6C
5:44 p.m.

@bellaV, are you going to change your profile picture back to you?

— On the neighbor message Don't toss your pumpkins!
5:33 p.m.

i believe if something major was stolen they would send an evidence technician, they commonly do in major home burglaries. so I do believe if you garage was hit for like $5,000 in tools, they would send a tech. if nothing is missing, it can be considered breaking and entering, vandalism and trespass.

if they split the door consider a steel door (a good time to go to larger door if you were considering) or reinforce the door with 1/8 in thick 3in wide 32-36' steel plates screwed to the back of the door (or 2x4's if on budget). reinforce the dead bolt with steel on the door frame or have the dead bolt go into a 1 foot steel pipe secured by another set of 2x4's on the other side of the frame. make sure you reinforce the hinge side as well with long screws as it may be easier to blow out the hinge side than the lock side, if possible have a door with 3 hinges. I have seen some people put a deadbolt on the opposite side of the door upside down so you have a double deadbolt. you can get a motion alarm for the garage as well.

the first one will let you know if there is any motion in your garage from the home
http://www.harborfreight.com/wireless-driveway-alert-system-93068.html

the second will sound an audio alarm in the garage that may detour the intruder
http://www.harborfreight.com/motion-detector-alarm-set-42768.html

— On the neighbor message Garage break-ins
5:22 p.m.

@radio, it is right next to "john's" arena

11:57 a.m.

i agree, lakeview may have decreased now... but that is after density reached a high and most old time residents were forced out because of high property tax. . I seen it happen to my friends an neighbors (i lived by Addison and Ashland). funny you mention clybourn, my girlfriend lived on clybourn just north of fullerton, she has been forced out and we have first hand seen what density does since it did to us. my one friend that lived on clybourn got kicked out and the owner sold one of the last few smaller old houses on the block. where you may see things on paper and it may look all good, i first hand see what density can do.
30 years from now if i am still alive, i want to be able to afford the taxes in my home and people not harassing me to sell because they want to knock it down and make a 3 story condo.
my dad in lakeview pays +10,000 on a little cottage house in lakeview, is property value higher then when he bought it for $75,000, yeah, but to him it does him no good because he chooses that he want to live there all his life. he is constantly harassed by people wanted to buy and put up a three story condo, they have called the city for minor violations like peeling paint and a gutter inspection since the gutters were like 1/4 inch off per code. they figure if they call the city enough he will just sell.
my dad chose to stay and fixed every little stupid violation thing. he suspectedwho made the complaints and pretty much called and told the company that wanted to buy the property, listen, i know you , if you want to call the city and make hell for me to get me to sell, trust me i know how to make hell for you too, so i would move on. they have not bothered him since.

10:33 a.m.

i thought this was funny, there is a reference to Lincoln and his hat at :29

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynYnloG9rKo

— On the neighbor message Lincoln
11:59 p.m.

another thing to keep in mind is property tax. just like lakeview increasing in density so did property tax (home values went up too). businesses are somewhat limited to the immediate area due to the high traffic caused by "density". the businesses don't have the draw power that harlem irving does because harlem irving in not a dense area and relatively easy to commute to.

while home values going up is not a bad thing if compared to norridge that has a lot of business draw and single family homes the value of the homes went up, but the property tax stayed relatively low because of the number of successful businesses and the mall keeping property taxes at bay.

if you limit the number of businesses to smaller ones that have less of a draw to the area and increase density it will result in increased property tax and home values.

then again just like norridge if you increase business that have draw power and limit density you have higher home values and less of an increase of property tax.

11:25 p.m.

norridge is not real dense, a lot of single family homes... the thing is they have the mall and they draw a lot of the people that live over here. there is no way only norridge residents can maintain the mall if they were the only shoppers, the businesses draw. we need more businesses that draw. the issue is if you limit cars you limit the draw, there are a lot of people that drive to the hip, some bike, some bus, but most drive, if you closed off the parking lot to the mall tomorrow, it would definitely cut business.

11:12 a.m.

wow, i actually read it all the way though, i found it interesting.

1:13 a.m.

i was more looking into these, but if i get despite and you still have it I might take you up on your offer. I want something that would not get hot on the outside. I have like a 20 year old oil filled electric that I use from time to time, but it takes awhile and I would think one of these might do the trick, while being more efficient. the biggest question is will it help save me enough on gas to pay for itself.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002QZ11J6/ref=psdc_510182_t2_B004TS1V7K

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JN03cylH2JQ

— On the neighbor message Finally got to Mia's!!
12:26 a.m.

@tracy,there are several places i don't go because of price, and i accept that.
i like the cheese fries at Franksville, they are severely overpriced, but i like them and i will go get them if i am feeling down and say the hell with it. i like hagens, but only go a couple times a year because of price, so it be. the thing is with specialty items is that there is a variance of quality and cost. i say that the price is in line to what a premium dessert would cost per serving at a nice restaurant, i consider the source and i am not comparing it to ice cream at 31 flavors or mass produced pints.
score at jewel today 6 boxes alpen muesli cereal $1.48 per box 7 servings per container comes to like 21 cents a serving
http://imgur.com/HDc3x8v,RdRpkw6

@portage parker 46, yes, heat is still working. thanks for caring and asking. i do have the heat down now since it is way to early to get the bill up, so i am in a sweatshirt and dickies insulated shirt now. i have to go in the basement and find my walls insulated hoody i am considering a infrared heater to heat only the room i am in and am currently researching models. i have to keep my gas bill a bit under last year.

— On the neighbor message Finally got to Mia's!!
7:23 p.m.

they came out today drawing pink lines on the blocks they needed to cut out to replace. when they where cutting and got to my house i went out to make sure they cut the block about an inch over so the overcut that they did in next block of sidewalk is taken care of and not left with one notch cut in the middle.
at that point they said that their generator gave out and they will come back next week and make the cut to include the part that they overcut into the next block.

3:58 p.m.

i almost collected enough pizza packets to make a pizza, and my epoxied radiators are holding. i have never had luxury desserts like gelato.

http://imgur.com/qvlJxjK

http://imgur.com/Kk1Qozy

— On the neighbor message Finally got to Mia's!!
2:07 p.m.

1 pint = 4 servings @ 1/2 cup each comes to $3.25 per serving.

what dessert around here is that much cheaper?

— On the neighbor message Finally got to Mia's!!
11:34 a.m.

maybe they have another target with a similar configuration and wanted to see how quickly they can get the door down and garage door open.

— On the neighbor message Garage Break-in
11:28 a.m.

I concur spring is a good idea, by the logic if you are what you eat, if you go in spring, it would make you a spring chicken.

— On the neighbor message Mother Cluckers Kitchen Coming Soon
9:59 a.m.

I also made this one:

Italian sausage soup today that you posted.

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Italian-Sausage-Soup/

here is how it turned out (2 pics ):

http://imgur.com/qfx2keU,HKdsvTV#0

the only thing i really changed was added a bit of oregano.
it was pretty good.

— On the neighbor message Cold Weather Recipe Possibilities
6:33 p.m.

here is a good chili recipe i got from jimmy mac

1 lb lean ground beef (preferably round or sirloin)
1 pound pork sausage (preferably Jimmy Dean – Regular)
1 (14 ½ oz) can beef broth (preferably College Inn or Swanson fat free, low sodium)
1 (12 oz) bottle beer (ale or lager, but NOT a light beer)
1 c dry red wine (preferably Shiraz, Cabernet, Merlot)
1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes (preferably Red Gold, Dei Fratelli, Muir Glen)
1 (28 oz) can tomato puree (preferably Red Gold, Dei Fratelli, Muir Glen)
2 (15 ½ oz) cans red kidney beans (preferably Joan of Arc)
2 c (large) onion, diced (preferably Spanish)
2 medium garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsp chili powder
2 tbsp cooking oil (preferably extra virgin olive oil)
1 tbsp hot sauce (preferably habanero)
1 tbsp ground sea salt
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp dried oregano (preferably Mexican)
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp cayenne
1 tsp paprika (preferably Hungarian)
The Steps:
So why is it called "ONE ... TWO"? Because all the ingredients are either 1 of this or 2 of that.
In a 6 quart or larger stockpot, saute onions and garlic in oil until tender. Add meat, salt, and black pepper. Brown the meat. Add all remaining ingredients, except the kidney beans. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for one hour. Add drained, rinsed kidney beans and simmer for an additional half hour. Allow to stand overnight. Remove surface layer of fat, if any. Heat and serve.
Increase or decrease the quantity of chili powder and/or hot sauce for a hotter or milder batch.

2 pics of finish chili

http://imgur.com/PDaFcAB,127EbkT#0

— On the neighbor message Cold Weather Recipe Possibilities
6:21 p.m.

@hhf, no I have not been to shop and save yet.

— On the neighbor message Shop and Saved opened today at Nagle-Devon.
7:52 p.m.

@miss colleen, sorry I was thinking about pedestrian safety

6:28 p.m.

if I would have to choose, old testament

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XphAaEGgkGE

thou, I have not listened to any of their newer stuff

— On the neighbor message Shop and Saved opened today at Nagle-Devon.
5:36 p.m.

Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,

And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise

— On the neighbor message Shop and Saved opened today at Nagle-Devon.
5:06 p.m.

the way people are talking you would think it would be in the condemnment aisle

— On the neighbor message Shop and Saved opened today at Nagle-Devon.
4:44 p.m.

I don't think its the kids talking about alderman and kenjis, but probably the moms when picking up the kids. maybe some moms that support Michelle Baert.

— On the neighbor message Bank of America
4:34 p.m.

pedestrian bridge over 6 corners like this, would also be a great tourist attraction.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ruidh/5882893441/in/photostream/

4:14 p.m.

sorry, that is what I meant, I know the joke.

12:53 p.m.

I would think if she rolled up and looked at the one they have for $14 and talked about it with the associate and asked for an appraisal for hers out of curiosity adding the extras like weather tech mats and rocky mountain package, etc. what they would say? it puts them in a position since hers from the pictures and description looks better then the one they have for $14. so lets say they lowball and offer her $7, she could come back and say and you will sell it for what $15? they would have to at that point to offer real close to $10 to sound like they are not ripping people off. if it is a no haggle price for the one at $14, any reputable dealer is not going to turn away a potential $4,000 markup.

— On the neighbor message 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee for Sale
12:48 p.m.

i think I remember seeing her at a rally at wells park years ago

11:48 a.m.

this is how messed up things are, the fried apple pie is actually healthier than a baked one.

Fried Apple Pie
230 Calories
2gProtein
12gFat
30gCarbs
150mgSodium

Baked Hot Apple Pie
250 Calories
2g Protein
13gFat
32gCarbs
170mgSodium

— On the neighbor message mcdonald's fried apple pie
10:50 a.m.

i never had a need for carmex or chap stick. my lips are naturally soft, you start using that stuff and you become a slave to it. in my opinion lip balm, gloss, stick are for the ladies.

i did enjoy watching the suzy chaptick commercials growing up thou

— On the neighbor message 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee for Sale
10:25 a.m.

never used the stuff

— On the neighbor message 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee for Sale
10:14 a.m.

omg, no i don't i am just suggesting them as a place frm can dump her truck

— On the neighbor message 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee for Sale
10:10 a.m.

yeah, i remember the cherry and the short live blueberry. yeah, i would not try to make my own and i am not doing a road trip to wheeling, but keep it in mind if i find myself up that way.

speaking of remembering cherry pie, flashbacks of -warrant- cherry pie-

— On the neighbor message mcdonald's fried apple pie
10:03 a.m.

@steivo, i am not promoting carmax to buy a car.

I am stating that she can sell her car to CarMax and they will make her an offer

Just need more info about appraisals? Call us at (708) 237-5131.
Remember, we'll buy any car, no matter the age or condition.

— On the neighbor message 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee for Sale
9:55 a.m.

@tlo, jeepers creepers. I guess with a carfax it would only show if the accident was reported to the secretary of state or other driving authority if out of state. by law accidents of considerable damage over a certain dollar amount need to reported. this must have been the situation in your case in which they did not report the damage and just had it fixed privately.

— On the neighbor message 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee for Sale
9:50 a.m.

@stevio, yeah, they would: 2007, 86,000 miles

Oak Lawn
6540 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
(708) 237-5131
(866) 629-3678

http://www.carmax.com/enus/view-car/default.html?id=11072535&AVi=0&No=0&Rp=R&D=60&zip=60641&sY=2007-2007&ASTc=Jeep Cherokee&Q=b51716ed-2952-40f2-8d3d-9e35b5244b59&Ep=search:results:results page

and if they are letting this go for $14,599 they can probably make frm a reasonable offer.

— On the neighbor message 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee for Sale
9:32 a.m.

there was no drywall to repair, i have an unfinished basement and the meter was hanging in the basement.

I would imagine if they damaged your drywall you can make a claim, they were just there to run pipe and install the meter.

— On the neighbor message peoples gas meter install what to expect
8:58 a.m.

most mcdonalds only carry only the baked apple pie, it is different in configuration, ingredients and taste. golf mill used to have them not that long ago, thou not on the menu if you asked for a fried apple pie they had them, then they stopped. the product is available and mcdonalds have the option to carry the item. some mcdonalds selection vary with option items and just wanted to know if anyone knew of a place that still made um.... golf mill was the last place I knew of, but that was about 5 years ago.

— On the neighbor message mcdonald's fried apple pie
8:55 a.m.

@frm, before u get discouraged by some of the offers, keep in mind, not a lot of people in jeff/portage park have $10,000 on hand to drop on a used car, that is not certified, with no warranty. Most would be more likely put $5,000 down on a 3 year old truck, have a two year warranty and make payments.

— On the neighbor message 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee for Sale
8:29 a.m.

Try carmax, they will give you an offer to buy your vehicle.

— On the neighbor message 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee for Sale
8:18 a.m.

@spamalert, maybe jackie is a cleaning lady that has a cleaning lady. After cleaning all day, may the last thing she wants to do is clean when she gets home.

— On the neighbor message Great cleaning lady referral
8:12 a.m.

@dennis,

85,756 miles

I would guess it has a new starter and battery since they wore out, most likely the solenoid on the starter as those are prone to go bad.

— On the neighbor message 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee for Sale
1:10 a.m.

someone has got to take some pics..... of the store

and link them here

— On the neighbor message Shop and Saved opened today at Nagle-Devon.
11:41 p.m.

funny, I got into a pillow fight at sears once.... the six corners one even, no one really noticed till a throw pillow wizzed by an associate, then they asked if i needed help. I told them I wanted to see how far it could go. how far could it go? yeah, it is a throw pillow right? after the look from the associated, I promptly turned around and went down to the tool department.

— On the neighbor message select mattresses 60% off at Sears
11:36 p.m.

@joanie, but don't forget the race between arena and garrido was close.

the thing that is interesting is that a lot of the new businesses in the ward opened recently..... right before election time. good strategy on arenas part.

the thing is some people would argue that even thou arena asked for public opinion, he did try to sway things in a certain direction and possibly hinder some opportunities in the ward.

i would like to see garrido publicly announce more of his plans instead of saying he would do things better than arena since there are a lot of things arena did well, but maybe a couple things he could have handled more diplomatically. the question becomes then how much of what arena did is better then what he could have done?

i can see how being an officer and a lawyer could help in decision making and arbitrating matters. as an officer you have to make quick sound judgments and as a lawyer to debate the issues to come to resolution in a timely manner, but what is garridos vision for the ward? not what he would do differently then arena, but his vision? i think that's what a lot of us are waiting to hear.

6:30 p.m.

i think like... when, like a troll says like something.... it's more like what eber mannnn.

wait, what? ohh, yeah what eber........

— On the neighbor message Everyblock Denver was turned back on Recently
11:50 p.m.

only a few things like potatoes, tomatoes, white onion, green onion and spinach.

— On the neighbor message Arena or Garrido?
7:01 p.m.

i have met garrido once and first impressions i think he is a good guy, very straight forward and seems like a upstanding officer and person.

for alderman it is a tough call, there are things i like about arena and a couple things i see a different direction. arena has been good in responding to some concerns, but that does not necessary mean that if garrido was in office he would not.

then again culletron has helped me with a few issues that i talked to him about and i did not have to go to arena, so i don't know if i sent those to arena if that would have been resolved.

i like the fact that garrido is an officer and knows the reality of crime in the ward and i think he realizes even thou we may be one of the safest areas in Chicago, it is because there are a lot of good people that live in it and they need to be protected. i always grew up with a respect for police, we had some pretty tough cops growing up in my neighborhood...they kept a lot of us kids straight.

if i had to be "friends" with one of them, i think i would get along better with garrido, i think he is more of a realist and i could relate to him more.

— On the neighbor message Arena or Garrido?
12:02 a.m.

I like the red apple

— On the neighbor message Boriquen?
11:16 p.m.

thunder, thunder, thunder flashback

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwGgwZSgZAI

— On the neighbor message DA &*@)$*&^ Planes!
10:59 p.m.

I think garrido believes that reducing crime will attract more businesses to the area, that and being more flexible with business that want to enter.

— On the neighbor message Arena or Garrido?
10:56 p.m.

I was thinking of getting one of those fit bit things specifically to work on improving sleep time gradually.

anyone have any recommendations on which one is good?

— On the neighbor message Jewel's Grocery Carts...
10:46 p.m.

@tami,

no nightmares... I cannot sleep on an empty stomach. if I don't eat a decent meal at night. I wake up in the middle of the night hungry. doing it all my life, for me it works.

also it is my personal belief that eating before you go to bed gives your body the nutrients that your body needs to repair during sleep. that is what I believe even if science says it is wrong, sometimes the belief itself has an effect of its own.

I eat breakfast at around 12pm lunch around 6pm and dinner at 11pm so in reality it is no different than anyone else, just in different time slots.

what I really need to work on is sleeping more... if anything will be the death of me it will be that...

— On the neighbor message Jewel's Grocery Carts...
10:44 p.m.

Home

— On the neighbor message Jewel's Grocery Carts...
9:49 p.m.

i shop jewel because it is on my way and open late.

— On the neighbor message Jewel's Grocery Carts...
6:22 p.m.

@tami

http://www.mashupmom.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/jewel-cuisinart.jpg

I am shooting for the 12" open non stick skillet

— On the neighbor message Jewel's Grocery Carts...
7:33 p.m.

66 more stamp for my pan

— On the neighbor message Jewel's Grocery Carts...
7:16 p.m.

they had a store on devon too I think

— On the neighbor message Jewel's Grocery Carts...
7:15 p.m.

they are pretty good size too.

7:03 p.m.

or hand fans... maybe even a couple of blower fans

— On the neighbor message Dunning Mall Entrance...
7:02 p.m.

@I am wizard

I like broasted chicken royale... you been ober by dare

http://www.yelp.com/biz/broasted-chicken-royal-chicago-3

my usual is an order of 2 breast, fries and a diet coke.

6:59 p.m.

i'll do pork in the slow cooker from time to time...

11:11 p.m.

I seen that and was tempted with the little pork strips, those are pretty quick to cook, but just needed some vegetables for dinner tonight and a couple odds and ends.

10:27 p.m.

going to the six corners jewel now, I will be wearing a blue shirt and blue jeans and a black jacket.

9:57 p.m.

i don't have a lot of free time, but i do get out once and awhile.

9:26 p.m.

for the record I go to the 6 corners one all the time.

9:07 p.m.

not that I don't appreciate the offer

9:01 p.m.

but I don't want a tutorial...

9 p.m.

so if you get arrested, will they let you vote while your there?

— On the neighbor message Voting
8:52 p.m.

@I am wizard,

if you walk me thru your laptop, what dimension would I go to?

8:42 p.m.

@gary, how did you find out the size of the sewer pipe was 8 inches?

— On the neighbor message Alley resurfacing
9:32 p.m.

either he is thanking john for his post on:

How would you spend $1 million to improve your neighborhood?

http://chicago.everyblock.com/improvement/nov06-how-would-you-spend-1-million-improve-your-6494068/

or john gave him a box of post cereal

— On the neighbor message very good post
9:30 p.m.

I need 68 more stamps till I can get my pan.

— On the neighbor message Jewel's Grocery Carts...
8:21 p.m.

tickpointing- the act of pointing out ticks usually while camping for removal

— On the neighbor message Brick and Mortar Doctor Needed
3:56 p.m.

But the chamber board declined to issue a letter of support for 4th Octave because Patel has not agreed in writing to a plan that details the rules the liquor store must follow , chamber President Dave Wians said.

Nearby residents have also expressed concerned over the store's opening and fear it could lead to a return to the days when their neighborhood was plagued by noise, litter and crime caused by a nearby convenience store that sold liquor and a rowdy bar.

Patel said he was disappointed

If this is the case, why is it difficult for the owner to put in writing a plan that detail the rules the liquor store must follow to prevent it from causing a nuisance, including limits on the store's hours, the sale of low-priced alcohol and security requirements?

sounds like if Patel puts gives the chamber writing of rules the liquor store is to follow the chamber will support him with a letter of support....

nearby residents have expressed concern, I can understand how putting the plans in writing can ease their concerns.

most of the time people that are disappointed are people that just did not get their own way or feel that they don't have to follow certain guidelines to get a result.

for the record and sake of conversation, how would Garrido have handled this? being a lawyer would he want the plans in writing? then again does it really make a difference if there is verbal commitment?

2 p.m.

actually, I just made some tea in my favorite cup.

http://imgur.com/Lrr6Oz8

— On the neighbor message Holly Jolly Market At St. Pascal School
8:58 p.m.

I usually will have a cup of tea before bed, that is calming and enriching for me.

— On the neighbor message Holly Jolly Market At St. Pascal School
7:47 p.m.

never touch the stuff

— On the neighbor message Holly Jolly Market At St. Pascal School
7:24 p.m.

please disregard the dates of the 16th and 17th, the second post is correct

the date is the November 22nd.

Remember to mark your calendars for November 22nd, 2014 to join us for the a Holly Jolly Market!

I did a quick search and it gave me 2013's spacebook page instead of 2014, I realized after posting, hence the correction.

— On the neighbor message Holly Jolly Market At St. Pascal School
7:20 p.m.

November 16th & 17th

Holly Jolly Market St Pascal Parish 3935 N Melvina 10am-4pm
Over 50 crafters and vendors selling handmade jewelry, crocheted items, quilted bags & aprons, bakery items, handmade doll dresses, handturned wooden gifts, handcrafted teddy bears, framed photography and more! Free admission, fabulous food, free hot cocoa, children's activities, raffle prizes, and a visit from Santa! Contact Pam Rubeo at prubeo@sbcglobal.net with questions.

— On the neighbor message Holly Jolly Market At St. Pascal School
7:12 p.m.

if I make it to 80, I would have a mobility scooter.

maybe some thing like this for a grocery getter

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXXVPt7ki0o

something like this for, well you know..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTrlnxslYrY

— On the neighbor message Dunning Mall Entrance...
6:02 p.m.

When someone ask where I live...

I tell them I live at home

Then the when I visit someone, right after getting in their house, they ask where did you park?

I tell them I parked outside

— On the neighbor message Collecting Signatures
12:37 p.m.

@dennis, it was sleeping for 13 hours, you just woke it up again

— On the neighbor message Wal-Mart moving into 6 Corners
11:48 p.m.

baert was out going door to door today

— On the neighbor message Collecting Signatures
11:10 p.m.

old irving park association

— On the neighbor message trick or treating in neighborhood today
5:06 p.m.

it's a preference, the smell gets to me a bit, I do all the drains at once. it is not like I leave for the day or anything. I'll go to the store and back, throw out the trash or sit on the porch for a few minutes.

— On the neighbor message Catch Basins Cleaning
5 p.m.

http://imgur.com/bjs0h47

— On the neighbor message Catch Basins Cleaning
4:47 p.m.

i put 1 tablespoon and a cup of water, then it says flush with water when the drain is cleared.

so I just let the water run a bit when I am back in

— On the neighbor message Catch Basins Cleaning
4:38 p.m.

and don't look in the drain to see what is happening, the one I use has smoke coming out of the drains and smells toxic so I put it in before I leave the house.

— On the neighbor message Catch Basins Cleaning
4:26 p.m.

no, he just got 50 cents a pound for them

— On the neighbor message down spouts stolen
4:01 p.m.

http://www.safeneedledisposal.info/index.cfm?load=page&page=57

Illinois: Illinois has not created a formal policy on the disposal of syringes used by individuals at home. However, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Bureau of Land, publishes guidance on its web page under the heading “Potentially Infectious Medical Waste (http://www.epa.state.il.us/land/waste-mgmt/factsheets/general-regs.html). With regard to disposing of medical waste from homes, the guidance state:
Potentially Infectious Medical Waste (PIMW) does not include medical waste generated in a household. If a person chooses to place this medical waste in with their household trash, the following guidelines help protect the trash haulers, landfill workers, and others who may come in contact with the waste. First, the medical waste should be placed in a sturdy container such as a sharps container from the pharmacy, a laundry detergent bottle, or a soda bottle. When the container is full, the lid should be put on the container and taped in place. The container should then be marked “Do Not Recycle” and then placed in the regular trash.

The Bureau of Land also gives contact information for other agencies that may regulate syringe disposal:
Illinois Department of Public Health (http://www.idph.state.il.us/) (217) 785-2629.
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Bureau of Land, Beverly Albarracin, (217) 524-3289.

— On the neighbor message Recycle used Syringes/Pens
9:17 a.m.

https://www.humira.com/global/ongoing-support

from the site:

When it’s time to dispose of your used HUMIRA Pens and syringes, the myHUMIRA mail-back service provides proper disposal—at no additional cost.

if you have not already, sign up and we will send you a sharps container and instructions, at no additional cost to you.

When your container is almost full click here, log in, or call 1.800.4HUMIRA to order a mail-back box for your full container or to order a new container.

— On the neighbor message Recycle used Syringes/Pens
9 a.m.

@ i am wizard, i would probably answer, but be prepared for some kind of joke and react accordingly.

@joan, for the record, i am not a killer. it would take a lot for me to kill someone, i really don't think i could kill someone, nor would i want to, but if you attacked me physically , i will be ready to defend myself, attempt to subdue you or escape and call police.

and another thing, i really do not think chris was really serious about ending this persons life, i think it was an exaggeration for dramatic effect, i could be wrong, but it seems more likely.

— On the neighbor message XFINITY After Dark
5:28 p.m.

@joan, home invasions do happen.... just because that have not happened in portage park is no guarantee that it can't happen.

nothing wrong with being cautious.

If the bell rings I don't jump up and say, ohh that might be a home invader, but I am cautious who I open the door for.

if you choose to open the door for anyone that knocks that is up to you, but I choose to limit opportunity based off of my judgment of who is at the door.

— On the neighbor message XFINITY After Dark
4:33 p.m.

no, I think of avoiding being murdered.

— On the neighbor message XFINITY After Dark
4:18 p.m.

@joan,

http://chicago.everyblock.com/crime-posts/may16-crime-data-reports-6142343/

this incident not that far from chris and I, also I was a victim of a home burglary years back.

I decided to increase the security of my home after my home was burglarized,
instead of feeling comfortable with statistics.... maybe if I did that earlier I would not have been a victim.

just because nothing has happened to you or near you does not mean it can't happen.

— On the neighbor message XFINITY After Dark
4:07 p.m.

it is probably not to avoid the camera, but to avoid the traffic going slow because of the camera or just could be traffic.

12:13 p.m.

@tami,

a catch basin is a basin that water from you sink and like washer drain to, the soap and sediment raise to the top and the rest of the liquid goes to the city sewer, over time the sediment such as soap and grease collect at the top solidities, sometimes requiring manual removal. then there is some residual that goes down the sewer pipe gradually and overtime builds up and can require rodding from the basin sewer pipe to the city sewer in the street, if there was no catch basin the sediment and grease would not raise to the top and go straight to the sewer pipe causing build up and may clog or slow the drain quicker if there were no basin. this typically looks like a sewer cap in your yard or basement.

if you don't have one, make sure you buy and don't accept one for free...

i hear free basin is bad for you.

— On the neighbor message Catch Basins Cleaning
11:15 p.m.

i sometimes forget that one being there, but at the times i travel that stretch, i don't think i am in danger of getting a ticket...

10:19 p.m.

also, I think I know why it was so cold, I seen elsa at josi's today handing out candy...

— On the neighbor message trick or treating in neighborhood today
10:05 p.m.

I had about 8 tricker treaters earlier in the afternoon, looking at the way the day was headed, I knew kids would not be out long so I was just throwing handfuls in their bags, it really made their day. I had no tricker treaters after 6pm.

— On the neighbor message trick or treating in neighborhood today
9:52 p.m.

@dennis, I know, i said I was.

also said the "speculation could go either way"

— On the neighbor message XFINITY After Dark
10:21 p.m.

chris said it was pitch black outside, guy probably almost fell down the stairs.

I would guess either that or the guy would not leave and was beginning to feel like a potential threat to chris and his family in which chris was ready to defend.

I highly believe that if I went to chris's house right now and rang his bell that I would not get my throat slit or be killed. but, if I posed a threat to him or his family in someway I would expect any man to defend his home and family. we don't know the exact interaction so speculation could go either way.

— On the neighbor message XFINITY After Dark
10:06 p.m.

for the record, chris never said he was going to "slit someone's throat", or kill the guy, that is speculation.

— On the neighbor message XFINITY After Dark
9:52 p.m.

@spam, how do you like them prepared... I am a fan of oyster Rockefeller myself.

— On the neighbor message S & D Handyman service
9:29 p.m.

not people, but strangers. there is an unknown intention.

there are home invasions all the time and people are hurt and killed.

— On the neighbor message XFINITY After Dark
9:02 p.m.

http://mytinyurl.com/d4h60kjq6m

— On the neighbor message Don't toss your pumpkins!
2:38 p.m.

i like randy and his posts, if anyone does not like his posts, they can easily mute him and be done....

— On the neighbor message Take the 54
12:58 p.m.

I have a leaf hog with the optional attachment. I went from 9 bags of leaves raking to only two with the leaf hog.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/BLACK-DECKER-Leaf-Collection-System-Attachment-for-Black-and-Decker-Blower-Vacuum-BV-006/202045620

— On the neighbor message Raking Leaves... Into the street
12:29 a.m.

randy is defender of the parklet, or the stroller.... stroller-rama, the brisket boy. team python, etc.

— On the neighbor message A bit of everything
12:20 a.m.

i would be thinking more people would be wanting a bed bath and beyond, michaels and sports authority. I would want a menards myself.

— On the neighbor message Wal-Mart moving into 6 Corners
11:10 a.m.

a person cannot complain and have happiness in their heart at the same time

— On the neighbor message Irving and Long parking mess
12:47 a.m.

age or waist size... lol ?

— On the neighbor message Wal-Mart moving into 6 Corners
11:33 p.m.

I am not a possessive person so if I had a union it would be sort of with one person and not a plural. call me old fashioned.

— On the neighbor message Union Workers Verses Non-Union Workers!
10:46 p.m.

both could be pros it depends on their training

both could be cons, it depends if they were convicted

or do you mean cons like in con artist in which could also go either way I guess

— On the neighbor message Union Workers Verses Non-Union Workers!
10:22 p.m.

@ben, you are correct

That's because standard homeowners policies provide coverage for perils that are sudden and accidental; they're not designed to cover damage from termites and other pest infestations, which are preventable through proper home maintenance.

(above taken from allstate site)

if the tree was inspected and an issue caught in time the tree could have been saved through inoculations, but once they are past a certain point there is no saving them.

10:17 p.m.

because it is an act of nature on your personal property. if there was a heavy rain or hail storm and damage was done to your property which is also an act of nature , I would not think the city would help unless it was considered a disaster area. that is why I suggest contacting your homeowners insurance.

6:05 p.m.

on that street It could be a long process

— On the neighbor message Irving and Long parking mess
5:59 p.m.

@randy, you referring to mom's bbq?

http://www.yelp.com/biz/moms-bbq-chicago

— On the neighbor message Mom's losing spot in rotation
5:58 p.m.

"All I see on E.B. is hostility towards one another."

we choose how we see things. I have never looked at every block that way.

— On the neighbor message Portage Park Dog Park
10:15 p.m.

@ randy, I can't believe if you had a plastic bottle of corn oil you would rinse it out completely before recycling?

— On the neighbor message Someone taking our recycling
9:27 p.m.

if it were me I would dump corn oil over the recyclables for a few weeks. then they may start avoiding your can.

the idea comes from when I was growing up as a kid my dad to thwart garbage pickers used to pour hd30 oil over the trash, that was the old days thou.

— On the neighbor message Someone taking our recycling
1:10 a.m.

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

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

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

11:59 a.m.

@jan, did you see handy?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXiwYUCe_bY

11:38 a.m.

translation:

if alicja can let Randy know who the new chef is, then Randy can decide if it is worth going there on Sunday or reserve judgment until people review the new chef's dishes.

— On the neighbor message 6 Corner's Bistro
9 p.m.

@giovina, I think randy directed the question toward alicja because I think she may be part owner or have a vested interest in 6 corners bistro.

— On the neighbor message 6 Corner's Bistro
2:51 p.m.

invite us to the wedding

— On the neighbor message Any recommends on a thermostat installer?
11:58 p.m.

Bistro opens Friday! Opening Hours; Friday - Saturday 4pm - 11pm. Sunday - Thursday 4pm - 10pm

— On the neighbor message 6 Corner's Bistro
11:55 p.m.

i almost was going to try jimmy johns today, i have never been to one, but i was hungry and did not want to take a chance so i went with hot dog express today... no regrets

http://imgur.com/tpLAFb3

— On the neighbor message Jimmy John's NOW OPEN!
6:50 p.m.

if the boxes are not that heavy, you can ship um.

— On the neighbor message Movers Needed today 10/22/2014
12:30 p.m.

some of the stuff is for work, they want a fed ex receipt.

— On the neighbor message Jimmy John's NOW OPEN!
12:23 p.m.

I use it for print shop and fax primarily with the occasional ship. the last thing i shipped was 2 unbreakable flashlights that broke and sent in for the warranty.
i work it into my routine when i am up by harlem and i have an old friend that works there so it is a chance to see him.

— On the neighbor message Jimmy John's NOW OPEN!
12:17 p.m.

i go to the fed ex kinkos on harlem and irving park, a straight shot down Irving.

I agree with randy that it would make sense to have one close to 6 corners.

— On the neighbor message Jimmy John's NOW OPEN!
11:44 a.m.

secret service.... that is probably why he can't say.

— On the neighbor message City Budget Unveiled
7:21 a.m.

@dennis, I think they are questioning you because you claim to have had a job that you loved and were proud of and after retiring you are vague on what your position was.

even now I am unclear of what you did for the government, so I will take a guess based on the information you provided.

I am going to guess social worker or a member of the a team

If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them....maybe you can hire The A-Team."

— On the neighbor message City Budget Unveiled
1:20 a.m.

I liked quiznos when it was on cicero, that and the supercuts. two places I wish had not have gone.

— On the neighbor message Jimmy John's NOW OPEN!
11:48 p.m.

if you want, herms palace has a cardiac sandwich their Frankie burger or you could get a grilled cheeseburger which is two grilled cheese sandwiches with a hamburger in-between.

http://imgur.com/rsk9wEM

they have been there forever, family owned and very friendly atmosphere

http://hermspalace.com/index.shtml

— On the neighbor message Jimmy John's NOW OPEN!
11:14 p.m.

I don't think any of them are comparable, that is why I posted I would like to see a place like that. not another hot dog stand or sandwich shop.

really not anything like that around here, maybe lucky grill would be closest, but it is not the same. nice simple menu, good variety and worth the price you pay.

look at some of the pictures of the food they have before you judge, that's like... food.

http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/feed-chicago#Otqfehzi8QCr3SKzwKIDFw

you can load up with vegetable sides like beans, spinach and mashed potatoes with gravy with your burger. good stuff. you can go in for a quick side of mac and cheese and a pop for like $3. they have spinach salad too.

— On the neighbor message 6 Corner's Bistro
1:27 a.m.

I think we need simpler restaurants around here where you could go more often.

I would rather have a place like this on the corner, but that is just me

http://feedrestaurantchicago.com/

— On the neighbor message 6 Corner's Bistro
10:03 p.m.

well, they have some darn good reviews.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/somethins-sweet-donuts-chicago-2

— On the neighbor message Best Donuts in the area, maybe in the city
9:42 p.m.

I enjoyed watching the Cajun cook (Justin Wilson) and Yan can cook (Martin Yan), growing up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eK4umRMJlrs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-ckzhbw6So

— On the neighbor message Six Corners Bistro
7:49 p.m.

if you dare, google: spiders on drugs

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

— On the neighbor message Spiders in our Basement
7:26 p.m.

I will 3rd lucky grill for irish breakfast

— On the neighbor message Mr. G's up for sale?
10:50 a.m.

pizza combos are best, keep them in the car in winter, that way when you are stuck in traffic or in the snow, you have something to eat.

— On the neighbor message Looking for Volunteers
7:46 p.m.

so if you bring a beer, do they charge a bottle cap fee? wine cooler, twist off fee
if you bring a flask, is there an unpocketing fee? or is it just for wine with a cork?

what is the etiquette for byob?

— On the neighbor message Six Corners Bistro
9:40 p.m.

savory bacon

— On the neighbor message Third Friday Coming Up
6:29 p.m.

Randy has got bacon at the parklet, real oven cooked bacon

— On the neighbor message Third Friday Coming Up
6:15 p.m.

ok he just popped up, looks like its on.

— On the neighbor message Third Friday Coming Up
6:08 p.m.

well, being homeless ain't no cake walk either, look what happened to the victim.

5:59 p.m.

well, he did say

"not an event yet. I waited until I saw a good weather forecast to ask the alderman's office to send in the permit."

but, I would have like to have thought that he would have commented a definite "pop up" is canceled.

— On the neighbor message Third Friday Coming Up
5:44 p.m.

I was just by the parklet, no randy, no pop up.

— On the neighbor message Third Friday Coming Up
5:26 p.m.

ok, so maybe they get better food now.

5:22 p.m.

" judge set bail Friday at $2 million for each of three homeless men"

"The defendants and the victim, who prosecutors and police identified as 45-year-old Joseph Kamen, are all homeless"

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

4:37 p.m.

3 homeless people kill another one and will now be sent to have a home in prison with free shelter, food and health care.

4:21 p.m.

yankee swap

— On the neighbor message Third Friday Coming Up
4:08 a.m.

@a&k, thanks for the info, I have been using roof sealant since I had it on hand for holes smaler than 1/2 in, never had an issue, but it is good to know silicone is the better option

— On the neighbor message New Gas Line, now basement leaks
10:25 a.m.

but with jewel if I collect 118 more stamps I can get that 12" open skillet... and it is shiny on the bottom.

— On the neighbor message Where to buy meat and produce
8:42 p.m.

@a&k, I was not referencing roof cement or tar, but roof sealant (polyurethane roof sealant). this would be a long lasting repair for minor holes, for larger holes or cracks epoxy injection.

— On the neighbor message New Gas Line, now basement leaks
2:04 p.m.

really need some more details, can you tell if the leak is coming from the wall or the floor?

can you see the pipe in the concrete wall or is the wall finished?

I would definitely call peoples gas customer service to report the issue and see what they say, you want to make sure they have the report on file.

— On the neighbor message New Gas Line, now basement leaks
1:34 a.m.

You can do it from the inside, pushing the caulk out. I would use roof sealant that they sell in the caulk tubes.

— On the neighbor message New Gas Line, now basement leaks
9:06 p.m.

Had seened

— On the neighbor message Gummi Bears
7:36 p.m.

i think the term kids being kids is subjective. it really depends if you did that stuff as a kid or knew someone that did.

you have people that are more accepting of those behaviors because they did or knew someone that did those things and they have an opinion of that person, that person may have been an otherwise good person "going thru a phase" that turned out fine.

then you have people that never did that kind of stuff as a kid and those they knew that did that stuff turned out bad.

there was one night around 3am they knocked over all the garbage cans in my alley and I was talking to a newer neighbor about it and he said, probably kids, "kids will be kids" ... my first thought was what does that even mean, I never did that as a kid, I don't understand, kids must be defective.

I think that trey's opinion that they were not gang bangers should hold just as much water as if he thinks they were, he is sharing information and that is good.

the main point that I believe trey was trying to make is that he did not feel threatened by them and he was not going to let a couple of punk kids get him all upset and bent out of shape.

i don't think graffiti is acceptable, gang or no gang. maybe hang some slingshot brochures on any of the garages that have been tagged.

11:22 a.m.

if I was going to go that route I would go with the 26 lb single bear, yeah its real.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRcCWIuvDis

— On the neighbor message Gummi Bears
11:27 p.m.

@kelli,

some people are simply allergic or sensitive to certain chemicals that create fragrance.

I grew up as a kid helping my mom clean, I would pledge the coffee table til I could see my face in it (probably using half the can on a small table), clean the floors with pine sol, bathroom with bleach and after emptying the trash we always gave it a douse of original Lysol, not that it smelled it was more to sanitize everything. I remember the chemical smell being strong at times, but it was about helping mom and overtime it did not bother me.

I am not sure how many kids are exposed to cleaning at a young age now days and wonder if that has something to do with the sensitivity when people get older, if you were never exposed to something while young and then are exposed to it when your older that may be part of the reason, unless you are truly allergic to the substance.

I think what randy is saying is that, if you are a business and don't sell the fragrance, you should try to abstain from having fragrances in the business and if products used to maintain facilities be fragrance free.

— On the neighbor message Smoke and Fragrance Free Zone?
11:08 p.m.

so I was out and about today and ate at herm's palace. as I looked at one of the menu boards I thought of this thread, so I took a picture of it.

http://imgur.com/tgZTpvp

— On the neighbor message Truth
10:43 p.m.

good pic, looks good,

are they serving the full menu now?

http://i.imgur.com/XBFnnRO.jpg

also, I did not see braised pork on the menu, was that a daily special?

— On the neighbor message Delicious dinner at 6 Corners Bistro
10:05 p.m.

now every time I see randy, I am going to picture him as a gummi bear, by the way in the store today I seen this.

http://imgur.com/B1Yr6jr

6 pounds

— On the neighbor message Gummi Bears
9:18 p.m.

I do have some vintage jovan musk 2 in black bottIe, I break out on rare occasion.

— On the neighbor message Smoke and Fragrance Free Zone?
7:42 p.m.

interesting, I never knew it was such an issue

http://thinkbeforeyoustink.com/howtogofragrancefree.html

http://invisibledisabilities.org/educate/chemicalsensitivities/fragrancefreezone/

I personally have no issues with scents, I guess I would be in trouble with those sensitive to scents... I like the smell of my dial gold, my hair smelling rainforest fresh, my antiperspirant smelling fresh scent, my clothes smelling outdoor fresh, and then the occasional cologne or body spray. then sometimes my jacket would get a couple blast of fresh linen fabric freshener.

— On the neighbor message Smoke and Fragrance Free Zone?
6:12 p.m.

I remember a time when I was a kid, like 12 or so, I was hanging out with a bunch of friends much older then me and they caught a guy spraying graffiti on one of the friend's parents garages. they grabbed the kid and spray painted his hair with the paint he used on the garage and told him to never come back.

when my friends went to clean off the graffiti off the garage, his dad came out and asked what happened to the garage, he said don't worry dad , we will clean this up, this it just happened and we seen the guy. the dad asked what did he look like and my friend responded, some weirdo with blue hair.... we told him not to come back again.

not condoning anything like that, but thought I would share the story.

9:29 p.m.

I usually avoid sugar, but when I want to kill myself a bit I go with the sour brite crawlers, sugar free red bull combo.

— On the neighbor message Gummi Bears
11:37 p.m.

rite

— On the neighbor message Moving into the area
11:27 p.m.

i have been going here for years, they are very good.

http://www.callero.com
Callero & Callero LLP
7800 N. Milwaukee Ave
Niles, IL, 60714

Phone: (847) 966-2040
Fax: (847) 966-2179

info@callero.com

— On the neighbor message Looking for an accountant
11:20 p.m.

For those that have a cents of humor

— On the neighbor message Moving into the area
3:58 p.m.

I was being sarcastic in not "understranding"

— On the neighbor message Moving into the area
3:47 p.m.

weather permitting, randy usually announces, event is every 3rd Friday of the month 5pm til 9 located at the benches on lamon and irving park.

other business are welcome to donate coupons, flyers, gift cards for the event.

— On the neighbor message question please????
12:40 p.m.

yes

— On the neighbor message question please????
11:34 a.m.

@ddpwl,

I don't understrand

— On the neighbor message Moving into the area
11:19 a.m.

ok, so guys and girls if you stop in and go, post a pic of the food and a review if you can.

— On the neighbor message Six Corners Bistro
11:17 a.m.

come to the parklet pop up on third Fridays. you might at least be able to pass out or leave some catalogs. maybe even sell some stuff.

— On the neighbor message question please????
11:08 a.m.

the biggest problem is parents are too busy working long hours or too tired when they get home to spend 3 hours of quality time with students doing homework and helping their kids develop good study habits. some have more children then they can handle and a stern "you better do good in school and listen to the teacher" is all some get.

most students need help with homework, but are too scared to ask.... the parents that are more involved will tell you it goes along way.

— On the neighbor message Ald Arena pushes for an elected school board
2:25 a.m.

@Jackson300,

can you give any details of the dog such as color or type of dog or post a pic?

it might be easier for others to identify or they may know of a neighbor that has a dog that meets that description and check with them.

also, if you are able to take it to a animal hospital in the area, they can scan the dog and see if the dog is chipped.

— On the neighbor message Lost dog!!
12:22 a.m.

@ddpwl,

its a real dog, not a hot dog

— On the neighbor message Lost dog!!
12:17 a.m.

@ddpwl, did you eat there or are you going to give it 3 months

— On the neighbor message Six Corners Bistro
12:08 a.m.

what time do they close?

— On the neighbor message Six Corners Bistro
11:59 p.m.

Maybe pattymelt would like it.

7:24 p.m.

i had a double cheeseburger from hot dog express today with bacon and I would do it again.

— On the neighbor message Truth
9:27 p.m.

@ddpwl,

the issue with more apartments is increased congestion and less families, traffic is bad enough.

also, some people look at the area as a nice place to raise a family, and more apartments tend to attract more singles, not that there is anything wrong, but there has to be a balance and there are always exceptions to the rule.

to some it is nostalgic to live in an area of single family homes with long term home owners, there is a nice tight knit community feeling. both my neighbors been here 10+ more years then me and it is comforting to know. next to me there is an apartment building that cycled through a lot of tenants (some good some not so).

— On the neighbor message Chipolte Parking
8:11 p.m.

nikoniko,

the problem with all those people saying that people won't take their cars and would walk and bike to places are wrong, its wishful thinking, they feel that if they say it and they create the environment that fosters it that they can coerce people to conform. they are trying to change the way people operate in their environment by changing the environment. maybe over time this will work, but in the interim its just going to make people upset.

also, I think they should make streets safer first too, there are more pedestrians getting mugged then anyone else, and they want to encourage more people to walk to places? get the crime in line first.

— On the neighbor message Chipolte Parking
midnight

you would just need a big hat to go with it and maybe some nice turquoise and silver jewelry.

9:19 p.m.

@ 6 cornered, can you see from your window?

I seen the furniture being delivered they were parked in front of mr sub

did you happen to grab a menu?

— On the neighbor message Six Corners Bistro to Open This Friday!
8:49 p.m.

go for some magnum or bates combats, salomon or timberland pros.

8:47 p.m.

brian eno sounds like new wave funeral parlor music, not my speed.

8:16 p.m.

i don't even give these things that much thought.

noon

is it possible they have a permit for parking cars on that part of the walk? I would contact the aldermans office, you can email the pictures to the office and then update us on what the alderman says.

— On the neighbor message Sidewalks are for people not automobiles
10:38 a.m.

i went to he link, here is what is says

This comment has been removed by EveryBlock staff because it contains inappropriate content.

if you tell me how to do a screen shot with no sign ups, I will screen shot and post it. it shows both from my cell and home computer.

maybe for some reason it is not showing on "your" device, be it because of the device or every block.

10:27 a.m.

Less children,the poor economy, and less people believing in god.

— On the neighbor message St. Cornelius Needs Your Help to Remain Open
10:07 a.m.

@ddpwlw, the place holder is there, either everyblock is messing with you, your computer/device is defective or you might want to check out the optometrist thread

10:02 a.m.

just kidding, reddit is not bad

11:39 p.m.

maybe everyblock removed it

— On the neighbor message Hey, where did my bus shelter go?
10:55 p.m.

looks like a chunk of them are staged for service to go in the garage by the service tickets hanging from the rearview mirrors.

if I was a customer I would not want my car parked on the sidewalk where people passing by may damage it.

maybe they need to designate a parking area for cars requiring service

— On the neighbor message Sidewalks are for people not automobiles
10:49 p.m.

Dr. Cee Yoo Laider, Dr. Otto Focus, Dr. Anita Specs, or there is that transformer robot, I think his name is optometrist prime.

— On the neighbor message Optometrist in neighborhood
11:16 p.m.

they broke my water pipe main going into the house.... I had a moat for awhile until the water people came and fixed it.

— On the neighbor message Thanks, Peoples Gas.
8:59 p.m.

honestly, I would unplug it for about 10 minutes, plug it back in and hit it or give it a good shove when it turns on.

usually my first step in fixing something. some times something just has its way of being knocked back into working order..... yes, I am serious.

worth a shot

— On the neighbor message Recommendation for refrigerator repair please
8:55 p.m.

if that is the case, you need to eat a better burrito.

I have been thinking of making my own someday like an inacitivito burrito

maybe your daily requirements are different, perhaps you can try making a brisket burrito

8:26 p.m.

try the feed back box at the bottom of the center of this page, where it says
"feedback and support"

8:17 p.m.

"owner of a Northwest side hobby shop sign on his door warning those that wear colognes, perfumes or other noticeable artificial scents they will be turned away."

can he legally turn people away?

I never heard of anything like that, I would think he would be able to ask people to leave, but I would question the legality.

"you smell like brut", no hobbies for you... come back 1 year!

— On the neighbor message Smoke and Fragrance Free Zone?
4:13 p.m.

Spanish bowling or the virus?

3:34 p.m.

@randy, I disagree, the post addresses some hunger, if you are the kind enough to give a steak burrito someone that is homeless, at least you know you are giving them a good one, and lastly at the time someone is eating a good steak burrito it is hard to be too mental or depressed, maybe after, but usually not during.

3:32 p.m.

correction hepa, not heap (darn auto correct)

— On the neighbor message Smoke and Fragrance Free Zone?
2:51 p.m.

how about businesses and restaurants post on their windows that they have air filters that are certified to meet the heap standard for clean air quality?

or there is also a certification that places could get I believe from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

http://www.asthmaandallergyfriendly.com/

they can also state on the door that they use only certified products.

thinking about it more, I can see Joanie's point if it applies entirely to the business. I am going to guess that somehow, things may have been perceived out of context.

ie. the business would be fragrance free and allergen and toxin free, but would not ban customers if they have deodorant on.

— On the neighbor message Smoke and Fragrance Free Zone?
2:50 p.m.

conference call, party line?

8:41 a.m.

vaping is a form of smoking and it is smoking that is banned.

what about restrooms? most restaurants, and other places have those chemical deodorants in the restrooms with spray or evaporative format.

— On the neighbor message Smoke and Fragrance Free Zone?
5:14 a.m.

I calculated it on the cub site and save a few bucks by staying with com ed, so I switched back awhile ago. I figure if this whole mess did not start, I would have stayed with comm ed anyway.

11:17 p.m.

They kill odors

— On the neighbor message Smoke and Fragrance Free Zone?
10:29 p.m.

I am used to the cubby's losing, but this is the first I heard a cubby was lost.

— On the neighbor message Found a white dog named Cubby
9:11 p.m.

alright flashback

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siMFORx8uO8

— On the neighbor message Lost Dog
6:39 p.m.

I don't like mustard, I like my hotdog with ketchup, sport peppers and pickle.

i am not a conformist.

— On the neighbor message Chipotle
6:36 p.m.

yeah, joanie... I miss that taco bell drive thru too. the thing is I thought it was one of the better taco bells too.

the taco bell on harlem is ok, but the one at Skokie blvd is better, but I have not been to a taco bell in awhile.

5:15 p.m.

どうもありがとう

— On the neighbor message The Troll Is Laughing at You
4:45 p.m.

reminds me of two dogs, one was named timex and one rolex.

when I asked why they would name their dogs timex and rolex they told me, it was because they were "watch dogs".

— On the neighbor message The Troll Is Laughing at You
5:12 a.m.

the patio also has a good variety of foods on the menu that can accommodate a lot of different people, from fish to beefs to chicken and salads. it may not be "high end" bbq, but I believe middle of the road restaurants have their place.

there will always be better places, but there are times you have to look for what would be the best fit for the neighborhood.

there may be a hundred places that sell better coffee than dunkin doughnuts, but they fit a need of many in the community and will continue to do so.

I would like to see a portillo's closer too, an area in jeff park would probably be ideal around northwest highway and foster, maybe.

— On the neighbor message Chipotle
5:11 a.m.

could this be it? I think they are relatively new

http://www.yelp.com/biz/el-taco-feliz-taqueria-chicago

other references for burritos below

http://chicago.everyblock.com/talk/sep29-steak-burritos-whos-got-best-around-portage-park-6416829/

— On the neighbor message Mexican restaurant?
9:09 p.m.

lf we can have a chipotle, we can have a patio

— On the neighbor message Chipotle
9:01 p.m.

i just want a patio

http://www.patioribs.com/

I think the business would make a killing with a spot around here, be perfect at cicero and Byron.

— On the neighbor message Chipotle
8:16 p.m.

@chris, a good way to meet neighbors that are near by you, like me.

and to put your mind at ease that is randy's typical strolling route, you have nothing to worry about him being suspiciously close to your house. it is more of a coincidence.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2d4wPaBNryA

— On the neighbor message Prefall 2014
7:30 p.m.

10/03/14 4:40am

— On the neighbor message everyblock test
4:41 a.m.

12:18am

— On the neighbor message everyblock test
12:17 a.m.

@laura, you on a computer or device?

— On the neighbor message everyblock test
11:03 p.m.

What kind?

— On the neighbor message everyblock test
10:44 p.m.

Went to la palapita today

Super burrito

Imgur.com/LVa37zr,KlIcuUW#1

10:19 p.m.

Blue t shirt, blue jeans, black shoes. You?

— On the neighbor message everyblock test
10:07 p.m.

Like your not? We are the only ones here

— On the neighbor message everyblock test
9:41 p.m.

10/02/14 9:02pm

— On the neighbor message everyblock test
9:02 p.m.

@althea, are you on a phone or other device or a pc?

— On the neighbor message everyblock test
8:25 p.m.

Hey , someone is here

— On the neighbor message everyblock test
8:23 p.m.

10/2/2014 8:18 pm

— On the neighbor message everyblock test
8:18 p.m.

Testing 123

— On the neighbor message Prefall 2014
7:06 p.m.

I am pretty sure he is south of irving.

— On the neighbor message Prefall 2014
4:58 p.m.

noip?

http://acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/NOIP

— On the neighbor message Prefall 2014
2:03 p.m.

@chris, if you are that close, did you know about the parklet pop ups on third Fridays of the month?

— On the neighbor message Prefall 2014
12:51 p.m.

it is a dog eat dog world

— On the neighbor message The NEW PetSmart at 6Corners is now hiring.
1:13 a.m.

Behind the Scenes with William Bell and Snoop Dogg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPsD7SlURJY

— On the neighbor message Portage Theater schedule
1:03 a.m.

I always wondered and not sure if anyone could answer, but....

it is pretty common for us in America to say "do you want to get Chinese food?"

now in china when people go to Mc Donald's or something do they say

"do you want to get American food?"

— On the neighbor message Chipotle
12:45 a.m.

you can bookmark it on your android, then go to your bookmarks, click the menu key and add it to your home screen. been doing that since every block reloaded, works perfect. never an issue.

http://imgur.com/RcIH4n3,bCkUZX4,uGMhGG5,SLj7DPA,gCc2Zd8#0

— On the neighbor message Is their a Android app for EB?
12:32 a.m.

thanks everyone, looks like I have a few places to try. I just wanted to know if there was something close by that I can pick up a good steak burrito that was closer than my usual spot.

for the record, I think the burritos at el gordo are good quality taste, tortillas, etc. but it is a little out of the way.

on the way home I gave chipotle a try and what I got was a small burrito for about the same price of a larger one that i am used to at el gordo with beans and rice. if anyone is by el gordo, I would recommend trying them.

now, I am sure there are still going to be times in which chipotle is the most convenient at a specific time and I will still keep them open as a late night option.

11:41 p.m.

@chris,

maybe it's spoons for rent

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxcDVBsPuTk

— On the neighbor message Austin & Irving
9:09 p.m.

2) i don't plan on fixing it now, but want to have options when/if it leaks.

3)not planning on it but if worse comes to worse I will bring the bbq grill in the living room (j.k. lol)

4) I rarely gamble but I usually lose when I do. also, if something could go wrong at a specific time and place it will.

— On the neighbor message HVAC/Radiator Work
8:20 p.m.

@chris,

it is always best to be prepared, that is why we have fire drills, disaster drills and active shooter drills for school faculty and such things. even thou it does not cover all situations, drills and role play does help.

in my home I have fire extingishers just to be prepared and it is not because I live my life in fear, but had a situation once where I did not have a fire extinguisher and needed one.

you don't have to role play it physically, just go through the steps in your mind.

just because you prepare for something does not mean that you live your life in fear.

— On the neighbor message Whats going on?
7:01 p.m.

so all this talk is great, but what would you do in a real life situation?

Ie. you come home and someone is in your house. what is the first thing you do?

call 911? see if your gun is there? what if they have it?

Ie.2 you wake up in your pajamas and you think you hear someone in the house?

have you role played? are you prepared to react quickly and responsibly to these situations?

— On the neighbor message Whats going on?
2:46 p.m.

the jury is still out, technically there is not supposed to be any advertising and some people will tell you, and some people do not mind. I am the one that really does not mind as I would like to know what businesses are in my community.

so technically advertising is to persuade to business, so without persuasion.

what is your business?

just state what kinda business it is and then if people want to ask questions from there you are answering questions and not technically "advertising".

— On the neighbor message Family Owned Business
11:15 a.m.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcvtsVla1TY

— On the neighbor message Toxic Water
12:52 a.m.

I think bill the engineer got one of these mobility scooters on order for down the road.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1z43muPetNc

— On the neighbor message Techie or techie wannabees?
6:57 p.m.

how bout a divvy hoverounds, you can even go to the grand canyon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GWZp1U2iS4

— On the neighbor message Techie or techie wannabees?
5:37 p.m.

which one is Addison and which one is Narragansett, great names for dogs by the way.

— On the neighbor message Found dog Addison and Narragansett
5:30 p.m.

if I needed help my first instinct would be to yell for help in front of the houses most likely neighbors would come out to see what the yelling is about, second step would be setting off car alarms or there is the stand in the middle of their street and wave someone down.

— On the neighbor message Banging on the window
5:29 p.m.

@spamalert,

agree a lot of good information, both from you and bob.

I think most of your original questions could have been mostly answered in one word answers.

however, bob attempted to answer some them in paragraph format that was not all inclusive and led to more questioning. I would agree if bob was more brief and direct with his answers, it would have not got to this point.

bob answered that he does not have the 501c but applied for it, i don't know if it matters that an other person said they had it, i think that is something with them, maybe they were confused about it, at least bob is forthcoming with that.

I think that you asking the origin of the name slingshots then before giving bob a chance to answer probably was kinda like condemning the name before finding out the origin behind why the center chose it. I personally am not that crazy about the name either, and that is my opinion.

I just think that sometimes people get off on a bad start and it is hard to move on from there. I think the only way to get the answers that people have the right to know is to start over.

or keep it super simple and clear for everyone, ask direct or yes or no questions and keep it to like 5 at a time just to make it easier.

i agree that these are easy questions for any organization to answer and appreciate your inquiring for the community and raising the awareness of the center but i think bob may be under the impression that you are looking for a debate more than answers.

so to bob, i think spam alert has some legitimate questions maybe take some time before answering and be brief and to the point. no matter what all these comments keep your post at the top and provides accurate information to those interested in the organization

so i can we start over?

spam? bob?

a reminder that this post is about donations so lets try to focus on that part first and if we need to start another thread about other aspects of the organization, maybe a new post is needed.

1:37 a.m.

there is a lot of crime. maybe not so much if you compare to like Englewood or something.

statically it is a safer neighborhood, meaning other areas are worse even, but i am not really comforted by that.

i read the crime reports and the list robberies, burglaries, car thefts etc. and even thou it may be statistically low it is still too high for me.

why do i think it is too high? because i believe that there is more good people in portage park then bad and that is a big reason why crime is lower. i feel we deserve better protection.

it is a matter of time before someone that is good will take justice into their own hands to protect themselves or their family and probably be the one to be arrested for it because they ended up taking out a career criminal.

you will have individuals that will say it is safe and maybe they have not been a victim or were a victim of something simple or easily replaceable. that or they will rationalize it with statistics of crime is less then 1970 or something, but is that really ok? how much is acceptable? maybe they have not had family members or friend go though being the victim of a crime that crippled them in some way.

but, then you have those that have been victims which it really hurt them financially or mentally and or others they know. they believe that even thou statistically and compare to everywhere else crime is low here, it should not be acceptable and things need to be done to make things better.

if people stop calling police because of the fear they won't respond, what is going to happen? either another victim or someone taking the law in their own hands.

— On the neighbor message Whats going on?
12:28 a.m.

i will try to best politically rephrase.

I saw a group of suspicious adolescents walking through the (specific) area around (time).

they are (specific behavior, like loitering, looking around like something is going to happen, etc)

so everyone please be alert if you are in the area.

— On the neighbor message Be Safe
12:02 a.m.

@spamalert,

I think what dunning neighbor is suggesting is that it may be better to take the conversation offline and stop by to get the information, that way the information can be provided in a single session. then if you choose you can post what you find out after clarification. it seems like there may be some barriers on the back and forth comments which may be easier to breakdown in person.

11:53 p.m.

oh no dude flashback

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbLhHtaVIO4

11:44 p.m.

so bottom line what can you do?

open at your own risk.

get one of those glass security doors with a dead bolt, you can talk though the door without opening it.

you can get an door intercom

http://mytinyurl.com/68yvsh6vh3

a peep hole or security camera that you can view from your tv or monitor

you can run out the back door and run around front and as you walk by say that I think they are not home, then see where the person goes and then go back around back or sit on your neighbors porch to pretend you live there and see if they solicit you and what they are about. if you see them back again or notice anything suspicious call the cops.

you can just wait it out and until they leave

— On the neighbor message Banging on the window
11:16 p.m.

@portage porker, I think that is the first repair shop I seen that offers 2 year , 24,000 mile warranty on repairs.

— On the neighbor message Mechanic
10:42 a.m.

@randy, omg.. real people flashback

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qglq8IA0m6U

12:53 a.m.

Driving a bike with no brakes on the street is negligent, he seen her and would have been able to stop if his bike had proper brakes

— On the neighbor message Will this be Chicago mother's Fate?
10:44 a.m.

@nikki, I went to st andrews for 4 years, then transferred to hamilton down the street. Hamilton was pretty brutal with gangs at the time.

— On the neighbor message Living in Portage Park
10:32 a.m.

ok, I read it 4 times and still not sure what it means. can a "techie" translate or put in layman's terms?

all I get is highlighting an event for people to have access to watch snails to nominate for two hours so they can stay busy in the neighborhood.

— On the neighbor message Techie or techie wannabees?
1:49 a.m.

@everyblock neighbor,

similar to gary, from Lakeview (Addison/Ashland), moved to portage park 11 years ago.

pros- nice neighbors and people (there are a lot of really good people that live in portage park), centrally located in Chicago, close to parks, public transportation, highways and now more businesses and restaurants.

cons-some homes have issues with sewer back-ups during heavy rains, drug dealing (but has gotten a lot better in last two years). lot of auto thefts, catalytic converter thefts, and muggings, home burglaries from crime reports, but statistically safer then other neighborhoods.

where in portage park are you moving? list main streets so we can let you know what is in your proximity.

— On the neighbor message Living in Portage Park
1:33 a.m.

come to think of it.... anyone ever see a gang member in a Metallica or Iron Maiden t-shirt?

— On the neighbor message Be Safe
1:07 a.m.

well, for those recently reunited is there anything that you felt particularly helpful in locating your dog?

12:53 a.m.

just to put this in terms I can understand, if you make a donation now, it would not be tax deductible, but after the status 501 thing goes through than any donations would be?

12:49 a.m.

Can you tie a tow rope tightly around the bottom and yank them out with your car or are they really big?

— On the neighbor message Tree/shrub removal
11:33 a.m.

@portage parker 46,

show him the picture http://imgur.com/XeYXqjR

there is no iron on the top side of the valve (that is the piece that broke off), it is all epoxy.

— On the neighbor message HVAC/Radiator Work
11:16 a.m.

@david, I think taking American flags is un-American. taking away a symbol of good is clear disrespect. if these people disrespect the American flag and what it stands for who knows what they are capable of. I don't know a whole lot of things, but I am sure if the American flag goes missing from the white house they don't say, hey that was annoying and rude, I would say they feel a little unsafe.

"I pledge allegiance to the FLAG"

star spangled banner would not be the same if the flag was not there

— On the neighbor message Prowler on Leclaire Ave.
10:19 a.m.

@portage parker 46, yeah, probably going to stick with plan d for now unless something happens. the tricky thing about it is, it is not a simple drill and tap. the iron on the top part of the threads broke off (the whole piece) so I have about an inch of open thread on the bottom and nothing on top, I would have to fill with something.

— On the neighbor message HVAC/Radiator Work
10:04 a.m.

@portage parker 46,

thanks for the vote of confidence.... lol

someone that grew up reading popular mechanics encyclopedias would know exactly what to do...

at least ponder it, i am sure your wisdom can think of something.

do or die situation, if it was you and had to fix it (only repair it) what would you do?

i have time, it has been 5 years, i will fix it when/if it starts to leak bad. just thought I'd get ideas if anyone had a similar situation with repairing iron.

— On the neighbor message HVAC/Radiator Work
11:40 p.m.

yeah, my life is like a bad movie... I lived it and still don't believe it.

— On the neighbor message Who else has city chickens?
11:17 p.m.

yeah, and don't use those auto bleeders, mine lasted a couple years and then started to fail and leak then when I went to take one of them out to put the regular bleeders it broke the threads off the radiator to hold the bleeder. not just stripping the thread but chipping the whole top piece. I had to make a quick fix with marine epoxy 5 years ago and it is still holding, but it is a matter of time as there is rust forming between the epoxy and the radiator.

I have a tapper tap specific to the bleeder so I may attempt to put a weld down and drill and tap, but knowing my luck I will set the house on fire. maybe I will cut it out, remove rust with like evaporust, zinc coat or something then re-epoxy, drill and tap.

unless anyone else has some better or cheaper ideas, and I don't want to go the used radiator route.

http://imgur.com/XeYXqjR

— On the neighbor message HVAC/Radiator Work
9:41 p.m.

first time flashback

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHDy_b33cCQ

— On the neighbor message first time
6:23 p.m.

@only me, ok here he is:

http://mytinyurl.com/935d27fdcj

9:31 p.m.

good job Benjamin!

7:41 p.m.

i am sure that the 3d puzzle that bella has is based off the actual sears tower when sears owned it.

is probably labeled on the box sears tower.

basically a model of the tower when sears owned it.

the 3 d puzzle would then still properly be referred to as sears tower puzzle.

11:23 a.m.

@ dave, the leak should not make a difference to their bill since if they don't have a meter, they have a flat rate and if they do, it is before the meter so it won't count toward the bill.

— On the neighbor message Tree falling against lamp post hazard
9:54 p.m.

good to see you randy and company

good thing there were no fires..... randy was the only one with a bucket

— On the neighbor message Bucket Up In The Parklet
11:56 p.m.

or play dumb on the phone.

tell them to hold on, be abrupt and talk fast

who is this again?

roger

there is no roger here, you got the wrong number

click

— On the neighbor message Anybody else get a call from a phoney roofer?
11:51 p.m.

some people do a day, but most do a weekend or a couple days, put good prices to sell through from the start, this way you are not putting out the same stuff out year after year. keep in mind most stores have 50 and 75% off sales so go lower on prices than that unless the stuff is like super mint or rare. the disadvantage is you need to have the right person looking at it to buy it at your specific garage sale on your specific day and you don't always get that. but you might just get someone to take a gamble and buy it for someone else if the price is right. remember people that shop garage sales are looking for a bargain, cheaper than clearance stuff at stores.

think of it this way with some of the items, you had them, used them and now don't need them, the price you paid is like you rented them, got your use out of them now you just want to get rid of them and make something. remember if you don't want them there is a chance that someone will want them if they got a deal. I have been to some garage sales and see things that I can get at a store on clearance and new for less.

I went to a garage sale once and there was this heavy duty solid rusty heavy crowbar, I asked how much and the guy said $40, I told him I would give him $20 for it. he said well, it's pretty old... no $40 or no deal... I bet he still has it.

give a discount if they buy more things, like if you buy 5 things, you get 10% off. all things that would get them to buy more. get rid of the stuff.

remember you are not only selling items, but there is a value to the space you will have with the stuff you don't have to deal with anymore (think of what you would pay to have the space and not having to think of all these items in the back of your head)

for those scrap 1 and 2 dollar retail items that you want to get rid of take a bin and put them in there and say that they can grab one of those items free with a $10 or more purchase, another way to get rid of more rinky dink stuff.

— On the neighbor message Garage Sale 101?
5:55 p.m.

@Dennis the link itself says:

"Jefferson park home robbed at gunpoint"

then the title says home invasion, in which is illegal usually forceful entry of a occupied home.

I would gather that someone went to the door, opened it and were robbed at gun point or a method of force entry was committed and occupants held at gunpoint.

for someone to know they were armed they would have to had seen them armed, probably the occupants at gun point.

— On the neighbor message Armed home invasion at Jefferson Park
11:29 p.m.

omg, getting old... delayed flashback.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWg_g7-sIn0

— On the neighbor message model rocket launch site?
3:15 p.m.

i am sure they will serve you regardless of if your name was margarita or not.

— On the neighbor message La Margarita Mexican Restaurant - YUM!
11:33 p.m.

3 times fast if you dare

"real rear wheel"

some can't even say it once

— On the neighbor message Where You From?
7:37 p.m.

you are supposed to have a permit, you can get it at the alderman's office.

then post some of the key items

neon signs are good, but remember to take them down

— On the neighbor message Garage Sale 101?
1:55 p.m.

i always wanted to do one of those, ir you get a chance take some pics

— On the neighbor message model rocket launch site?
10:28 a.m.

@joanie,

most craftsman tools used to be made in the usa, now most are made overseas. the lifetime warranty is not a big selling point as places like harbor freight and lowes offer similar warranties on their hand tool brands. actually more tool brands offer a warranty, but must be sent in.

in the old days I would break a socket go to sears and get another one right away. the last two times I went they were out of stock. I think one socket was a 13mm and the other a 1/2 to 3/8 adaptor. they had to order it online to take care of the warranty and it was shipped to me, but I needed the tools to finish the project. the 13mm I borrowed from a neighbor and the adaptor I got at harbor freight. my neighbor had a 1/2 socket break, same thing happened we walked over there, they did not have it and ordered it online and mailed it to him.

I do like Kenmore and have a dishwasher that washes good, but the panel started coming apart after the warranty, you can't just buy the stick on panel part, it is the whole assembly for about $150, it will just have to look the way it does til it dies.
Kenmore is not what it used to be thou.

I used to shop for clothing at sears, but not so much anymore. I got some great long sleeve shirts last winter that was on clearance and used my shop your way points.

sometimes they will have a sale plus a % off for ordering online that you can pick up in store and use your rewards points. I ended up getting a craftsman pole saw for like $14.

— On the neighbor message Sears won't survive past 2016?
10:27 a.m.

but, german shepards are police dogs.....then again maybe that is why they are third on the list.

8:31 a.m.

emerald ask borer? it evolved

— On the neighbor message More trees gone in Portage Park.
12:43 a.m.

sears has an extensive online selection, if they can only provide a competitive price and a ship to store option, that may keep them alive. they are not properly marketing their offerings and need to maximize online means of ship to store, ship from store, buy online pick up in store, buy on line ship to home. etc.

they should partner with google as google has a shopping service in which google will set up an area in a store backroom gather online orders and have a messenger service deliver the same day.

they need to revive the sears catalog on an online format and go back to their roots of unique offerings and have at least some made in usa tools.

they need to stick to the basics on some things and their clothing has to be "tailored" to their target market.

a lot of things that used to make them unique in the past, they have become more mainstream and now you can get just about anything anywhere else. they need to be different, like they were, they need to become a destination again.

— On the neighbor message Sears won't survive past 2016?
11:52 p.m.

all yeah, flashback time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UlhLd76IzQ

— On the neighbor message Perkolator opens in Regulus' Location
11:07 p.m.

@ppmegan26,

just like you, just asking a question... take a breath, I am not an enemy

"is that a problem?" well, only if you think it is enough to ask, but I have no problem.

sorry, if you thought I was grilling you. your reading too much into it.

nothing wrong with trying to get to know new posters a little better, it establishes their character and we all are supposed to be neighborly.

I personally have lived in portage park for about 11 years

— On the neighbor message thetruthaboutjohnarena.com?
11:31 a.m.

@Jason, my steak was fine, but could have used more seasoning, is that what your referring to?

— On the neighbor message La Margarita Mexican Restaurant - YUM!
12:17 a.m.

you were told by a neighbor, decided to create an every block account and your first post is about a controversial anti-arena site?

how long have you been in portage park?

well, here is some info about john, you can sign up for email newsletters at:

http://ward45.org/

here is his face book page

https://www.facebook.com/Arenafor45

He holds ward nights Tuesday 5 p.m. - 7 p.m, you can go speak to him in person one on one for any concerns.

speak to more people in the neighborhood, some will say good things some bad, but it is ultimately up to your judge of character and seeing if the progress that has been made is the progress you want to continue or do you want to progress in another direction.

— On the neighbor message thetruthaboutjohnarena.com?
12:16 a.m.

@jac, thanks, that clears it up.

i was thinking that they were doing it based off complaints and putting the monitors in to see if they can reduce the frequency and or what effects small changes in flight path would make.

— On the neighbor message O'Hare Must Be A Good Neighbor
11:27 a.m.

i don't like the people that walk extra slow and leer at you, even thou you are stopping for them, they are almost tempting you to hit them..... maybe its just me.

just cross the street normally for god sake.

on a separate note today i was going down Lawrence and there were two ladies that ran up to the crosswalk, i braked hard and waved for them to go, they just looked at me. i was the only car there on either side. i kept waving... i put the car in park. they decided to cross. i think they were so surprised i stopped they did not know what to do.

i agree with speed being relative, some people will do 40 on Irving and drive safely, and then you have some people weaving in out and hitting 50 in the stretch.

almost 100% of the time i cross a busy street at a light, and i am still careful. i cross quickly and wave at any cars that maybe waiting.

i don't understand jaywalking, i think it is a risk and in areas of high jaywalking they should do crackdowns and write tickets... it is for public safety.

dmv says punish people that don't obey the rules, well breaking the rule of jaywalking can be punishable by death.

sometimes i am focused on the road in front of me and even when even doing the speed limit it is hard to identify if there is someone at a specific crosswalk to cross due to trees, parked cars etc,. i think by the time some drivers see them, the driver figures it is too late and maybe safer for the driver to drive pass then to slam on the brakes for the people on the corner that may or may not cross. there have been times i stopped for people and they are just standing on the corner facing the street being defective.

i think they should pass the law that you can only cross busy streets at lights, but if they want to make exceptions i think they need to put a stop sign that lights up when they push a button to cross, may be the cheapest solution, can be solar powered etc.

— On the neighbor message Speed Cameras
9:53 p.m.

@jac,

what will they do with the results of these noise monitors?

how will this data be used to make change?

then do you know if they measure noise or time of noise or both?

— On the neighbor message O'Hare Must Be A Good Neighbor
5:17 p.m.

@chris, don't say that or they will come up with my biggest fear.

the combination red light/speed camera.

that way if you speed up to make the light you won't get the red light ticket, but you will get the speeding ticket. if you drive too slow you won't get the speeding ticket, but may get the red light ticket....

then if your timing is completely off you can get both a red light ticket and a speed camera ticket.

— On the neighbor message Speed Cameras
5:13 p.m.

I have a love hate with speed cameras, I don't like them because the rich people can speed right thru and just pay the fine with no worries. on the plus side it does help some people slow down.
I have never got a speed camara ticket, so it does not bother me

— On the neighbor message Speed Cameras
1:22 p.m.

@sam, broken sewage pipe, basement full of sewage... I will stop complaining now.

@ pattymelt, ouch, I wonder if he used any hot water, sand in the hot water heater can't be good.

well, just to let everyone know check your parkway if they are doing gas line work. you would not want the leak to get out of control when freezing temperatures come.

— On the neighbor message Peoples Gas work (photo)
11:32 p.m.

i would like to know if anyone had water problems? after peoples gas dug a hole, they created a leak in the water pipe in the parkway.

I have contacted both water and gas departments

the water department came out once at 2am looked at it and left.

a rep from peoples gas said that where the water pipe is leaking, the pipe supposed to be 58 inches away from the other pipe and it was only 40. he also said that It was an issue on a few of the blocks they did.

did anyone else have water issues because of the gas department?

— On the neighbor message Peoples Gas work (photo)
noon

shilas is good and nice, you can tell when people care. hope they start closing later and a dinner menu.

11 p.m.

correction: -it

— On the neighbor message O'Hare Must Be A Good Neighbor
5:48 p.m.

@alderman john arena,

since you attended the meetings can you let us know:

what is the purpose of the noise monitor?

does this monitor the times of the noise or level of noise or both?

how will the results of these monitors it have an impact?

— On the neighbor message O'Hare Must Be A Good Neighbor
5:45 p.m.

I'd stick with the dead ferret

dead squirrel is pretty lame

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLIdiq4lsxw

— On the neighbor message We Fix Cracked Screens!!
10:02 p.m.

@spamalert, if someone had a dead ferret business in the neighborhood, I would like to know where it is to avoid going by it.

here is some dead ferret for you thou, I chose one of my favorites

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIIlGMrazp4

— On the neighbor message We Fix Cracked Screens!!
9:40 p.m.

ok, so from what I am reading the alderman get a staffing budget and they have to work within that budget. you have one chief of staff, then 3 staff members is the average.

— On the neighbor message Do we really need 50 Alderman?
8:47 p.m.

http://www.pawschicago.org/

— On the neighbor message Found Dog on 9/3/14
8:02 p.m.

this is what i have for reference

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYt4lvdafzY

— On the neighbor message Found Dog on 9/3/14
7:45 p.m.

i wood like to thank you, i might be giving them a call

— On the neighbor message Tree removal from backyard
7:44 p.m.

so I am pretty clear on the losing part, but can someone explain the finding part.

a lot of people find dogs and I am just thinking how does that go?

your walking down the street and you see a dog in front of you, oh, I found a dog I think I will take it home and attempt to find their owner.

does the dog follow you?

what if you are with the dog on a dog finding and it attacks someone? are you liable?

I appreciate those that find dogs and care for these dogs and reunite them with their owners and family, but how does the finding part go?

— On the neighbor message Found Dog on 9/3/14
7:33 p.m.

just out of curiosity, how big is an alderman's staff?

— On the neighbor message Do we really need 50 Alderman?
7:12 p.m.

@mike,

thanks for branching out with the review, I am glad you are tree ted well, as for the final payment, hopefully they won't stick you with paying anything extra. also good to hear they leaf the area clean. well, I seed enough, it is good that your rooting for them. I might call them for my tree issue.

if you have their contact information post it here for reference.

— On the neighbor message Tree removal from backyard
6:12 p.m.

a&k, for the most part I agree with the rule, but these neighborhood postings I do appreciate even if I have no use for because I know some people do and see several people with bad screens.

I think if they are just offering services and not posting prices or specials that is acceptable to me. unless they start to abuse it, I would like to know what is new in my neighborhood that I can take advantage of.

I think this gives eb'rs a chance to say if they used them or they are a fail, which is good information.

speaking of aftermarket, I think my car is to the point it does not have an original part on half of it, and I won't by dealer parts, I am fine with that.

I think that posting information that is stating it is not an official part and there may be quality issues is legitimate and appreciate your feed back on the right for people to know.

it is also valuable information that you mentioned the warranty

that valuable information you provided would have never been put up if not for this post, so I think it had value to some.

I also believe that everyone has a right to report a post that they feel is not appropriate by reporting them to everyblock under violation of rules on the feedback box at the bottom of the page. the poster will then receive a response from everyblock and the post removed if deemed in violation of guidelines, this would be clear information to the poster to let them know their post was not welcome and if they continue they will be suspended.

— On the neighbor message We Fix Cracked Screens!!
5:52 p.m.

@Lindsey,

spoken like a true heroine

— On the neighbor message Methadone clinic at six corners.
10:47 p.m.

i have no idea what to do with a sleeping chicken

maybe bella could adopt it if no one claims it

don't give it to kenji, last time i seen him with a chicken he put in here

http://imgur.com/U1syPnQ

— On the neighbor message Anyone missing a chicken?
10:28 p.m.

@dennis,

he should have called the police first, but in his defense he may have felt that the offenders might have caused damage to his neighborhood by the time the police arrived, so he made the choice to speak up and hope they would just run off and never expected that they would come at him.

from the story:

Neal then chased after the 62-year-old man as he tried to escape into his home and beat him, prosecutors said.

"They started breaking everything in the house," the man said. "My wife was sleeping. I screamed at them to get out."

"I am fortunate," the victim said. "They [could have had] a knife [or] guns. These people have no respect for human life."

the same thing happen to me, I seen someone looking in my neighbors yard and windows and confronted them, when I brought it up at a caps meeting I was scolded and told to call police, i was told that bad things could happen and you never know what could happen, don't confront them that is the police job.

so i would get your neighbors phone numbers and when something happens around your neighborhood call the police and call your neighbors to call the police, because the more calls that come through the quicker the response. monitor the situation and get as much details of the offenders as possible.

— On the neighbor message Home invasion in Jefferson Park
10:21 p.m.

gangs just don't deal drugs.

they rob people, extort people, prostitution, scam people, steal peoples identity, hurt people, kill people.

if drugs were gone tomorrow, I am pretty confident there will still be gangs.

the thing is if you take revenue from gangs, just like any other business, where are they going to make it up?

maybe more muggings, maybe not, but I am sure they will think of something.

— On the neighbor message Methadone clinic at six corners.
8:48 p.m.

@gary,

I think chris means only shoot the bad ones.

he also specifies protect themselves in their home, so if someone breaks into your house to harm or kill you, you should be able to protect your self.

there are guns with beanbag rounds, so shooting necessary does not mean killing.

there are also pepper ball guns ie:

http://www.thehomesecuritysuperstore.com/pg-7-pepper-spray-ball-gun-black-t120007-gmc-p=4253

— On the neighbor message Home invasion in Jefferson Park
7:51 p.m.

@jac, I have to regretfully decline, but appreciate the invitation.

i am not effected by plane noise, i am just far enough away not to hear it. it is interesting thou to sit in the yard at times and watch the planes go by.

i do sympathize with those that are effected by it and think to look at quieting planes overall is the best solution.

— On the neighbor message O'Hare Noise Tax Appeal?
6:48 p.m.

huh, on the map it labels the parklet as "six corners parklet"

we made the map!

6:36 p.m.

this is just interesting:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-BvEEQDxDU

— On the neighbor message Methadone clinic at six corners.
2:18 a.m.

@dennis, if it is in tablet form, why not just make it available as a prescription that is fillable at any pharmacy?

why the need for a dispensary?

please someone explain if it is intended as a pain killer like other pain killers it should be available the same way as other pain killers. I mean even with a prescription, there are not tramadol gummies or vicodin brownies.

anyway, the next big thing is marijuana wax

http://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2013/10/marijuana-wax-facts-info/

the drugs keep coming.

— On the neighbor message Methadone clinic at six corners.
1:44 a.m.

@psmokeyz, that is funny, but a lot of my flashbacks are 80's

in reality I like the original:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66km3m_UE_k

shame there is not more entertainment like that anymore, I mean with big production.

I mean stuff like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLX3rVOwCes

good stuff, better then watching all the murder cop shows on tv

have a Manhattan and enjoy

— On the neighbor message Is This a Taco?
12:38 a.m.

I went there the other day on the way home, it was my first time in a chipotle, I got a steak burrito, it was ok, but it was kinda small and $7.20. so I probably won't be going there a lot.

— On the neighbor message The Six Corners Chipotle
11:11 a.m.

@jac,

Heathrow provides financial incentives for airlines to use the quietest aircraft through variable landing charges. Together these have contributed to more of the quietest planes being used at Heathrow - on average the aircraft that airlines use are 15 per cent quieter than the total global fleets of those airlines.

http://www.heathrowairport.com/noise/what-we-do-about-it/flyquiet-programme

can O'Hare charge more on planes that are louder for landing charges? give them an incentive to be quieter?

— On the neighbor message O'Hare Noise Tax Appeal?
1:52 a.m.

not your name per se, but the name... it does have an interesting history and story.

if it was thor, I would say you nailed it

— On the neighbor message you must not wear the button
11:52 p.m.

another 80's flashback

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmSqhi5l9_k

— On the neighbor message Is This a Taco?
11:11 p.m.

@pam, these may be more your speed, thou randy's variation is interesting and shows what can be done with on hand ingredients:

http://www.lavictoria.com/recipe/lunch-dinner/bacon-lettuce-tomato-turkey-tacos/

http://www.inspiredfitstrong.com/2012/recepies/healthy-lettuce-tacos-with-bacon/

if I were to make one and all ingredients were available, I would do a slice of romaine, thick cut bacon, tomato, ranch dressing, and mozzarella cheese and a little bit of green onion.

— On the neighbor message Is This a Taco?
10:06 p.m.

yeah,

I got dem slackers

you can see dem doing the fireworks at the end

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCwi9UUhS8Q

— On the neighbor message Loud boom around 9:20pm?
9:55 p.m.

every time I think of books I have flashbacks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZhHVLOwTu4

— On the neighbor message Book Donations
8:37 p.m.

ok, bella I went, nice to find free parking on Montrose side, be careful during the day, they are doing gas lines on that side i think.

they were nice, food was good. I was not hungry so I just got two taco dinner.

pics attached, 3 pics with menu, they do have carryout and delivery.

.
http://imgur.com/TsRHSq3,6pPTypk,Fv6KZCX#0

if I was hungry probably would have got the burrito dinner.

can anyone post a pic of the burrito dinner, would like to know how big the burritos are.

— On the neighbor message La Margarita Mexican Restaurant - YUM!
8:31 p.m.

Liability for Evicting a Tenant IllegallyCourts frown on self-help evictions, and may readily award a tenant damages for an illegal removal. If a landlord does illegally evict a tenant, the tenant may sue the landlord for trespass, wrongful eviction, assault, battery, slander, libel and the intentional infliction of emotional distress. A tenant's behavior will not shield a landlord from liability. Instead, a court may view the landlord's unlawful actions as landlord harassment.The tenant is entitled to actual money damages for the expenses resulting from the illegal eviction. This may include compensation for temporary housing, for the food that spoiled when the electricity was cutoff, or for property that disappeared when the tenant was locked out by the landlord. Some states may allow a tenant to recover monetary penalties, such as two or three months rent or two to three times the actual damages. A tenant may also be able to remain on the premises, receive free occupancy, or vacate the premises and collect their security deposit from the landlord. - See more at: http://realestate.findlaw.com/landlord-tenant-law/illegal-evictions-can-get-you-in-trouble-for-landlord-harassment.html#sthash.KHCGjHt9.dpuf

— On the neighbor message Tenant don't want to move out :-(
4:42 p.m.

@chris, they do have bus cycles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbuuLvGa4W4

— On the neighbor message Bike Not on the Sidewalk
3:41 p.m.

so a family bike lane

— On the neighbor message Bike Not on the Sidewalk
2:58 p.m.

some people are behind schedule, found a batch, or its someone's birthday

— On the neighbor message Loud boom around 9:20pm?
2:27 p.m.

the links are not coming up, anyone else or is it just my computer

— On the neighbor message Bike right
2:25 p.m.

Chicago law prohibits biking on a sidewalk if you are 12 years old or older, unless it is marked as a bike route..

so what are rules with kids and sidewalks?

a 3 year old kid rides a bike on the sidewalk and a parent has to ride in the street?

what am I missing?

— On the neighbor message Bike Not on the Sidewalk
2:25 p.m.

no pay.... no stay, that is the way portp neighbor say.

new tenants moving in with out a doubt means that this one gotta get out.

she used her last month's rent toward her security deposit, but what is with all the clothes still in the closest.

on the 30th i wrote her a letter for her last day to stay, but i guess she just threw it away

i wrote a the letter and thought things will get better
but, she refused to sign and put me in a bind

so it was the 31st and still have not found a place, she knew this was coming and thru it in my face

so i asked for help on everyblock how to get her out on the double without getting into too much trouble

now i would not mind and let it be, but can't afford for her to stay for free

a special thanks to beep for the research for me, maybe this legal way is the key

so i sent a certified letter with a 5 day notice like what was said, i was skeptical but needed to put this to bed.

maybe i'll talk to her one last time we will see, the letter is coming so be what it be
so she said to me that very day for good terms she will go away

there is child support coming her way and she wanted to make sure i would not throw it away

so i will check the mail and save it for her every day as long as she is gone by next Wednesday

Wednesday came and so she went, slowly but surely it looks like i was set

all of her belongings were out that day, i am sure the lord had something to say

the letter arrived, but she was not there and at that time i really did not care

i thank every block for support and helping me and at this time i share my glee

so learn your lesson, like i have mine, a 5 day notice is legal and fine

— On the neighbor message Tenant don't want to move out :-(
12:20 a.m.

@miss colleen, I really did not think I walk that much til I wrote the list. I would say frequency wise I drive to places more then walk, usually while going to and from work or a planned destination.

— On the neighbor message A Trojan Horse Comes to Jefferson Park
4:32 p.m.

@dennis, I think it depends on the business.

I would agree that any business that I make a large purchase, I take a car and like parking. if it is something small I will walk. the thing is the stuff that I would walk for is usually less then $10 so the only way for a business to thrive would be to have a high volume of customers or be high price low volume.

an example would be josi's lower price, high volume.

or pearle vison higher price, lower volume, I can walk to pearle vision.

then you have businesses like salons and barbers and such if close by can easily be a walk, unless it is in climate weather.

when I go grocery shopping if I need a couple things I walk, but when I go shopping for the week and have $200 worth of groceries, ain't no way I am going to walk.

if I am picking up a carryout order I usually drive, if I am picking up a small josi's frozen yogurt I walk.

if I go to sears and am buying a drill bit, I walk. if I am buying a saw or stuff for a project I drive.

if I go to walgreens, I usually don't buy much there so that is a walk, same with vitamin shoppe.

sprint store is a walk and so is the currency exchange, dunkin doughnuts always a walk. state farm is a walk.

come to think about it I walk a whole lot more than I thought I did..... huh?

— On the neighbor message A Trojan Horse Comes to Jefferson Park
12:52 a.m.

i think we need the 50 at this time, but we need better ways of rating their effectiveness and a grading system to see if they are having an impact on their wards.

ie have a grading system for the ward on what they have control over, then measure the results. kinda like a score card. it would be a great tool for them to focus on what is important, give transparency and be helpful for voters.

I think once that part is under control, they can look at cutting down the number of alderman.

— On the neighbor message Do we really need 50 Alderman?
10:53 a.m.

@jac, fair is just spreading out the flights so there is less noise in specific areas. I admit that fair has a purpose in dealing with the issue short term, but your still going to have the occasional loud plane. or in other terms share the noise.

is there anything legislation on to make planes quieter? I mean every year car makers have to make cars more fuel efficient and most cars have even got quieter over the years with noise cancelation technology. that would be a long term solution. they can make the criteria that any plane coming into o'hare has to have a diffuser or noise cancelation device on board.

— On the neighbor message O'Hare Noise Tax Appeal?
10:07 a.m.

@bella, thanks for the excellent review with pictures and tab, so many times people would say price was reasonable comment and what is reasonable for most may not be for others.

it definitely sounds like a place I would like to try unlike the lengos and the portage that I am sure are very nice places, but not a typical price range for me.

— On the neighbor message La Margarita Mexican Restaurant - YUM!
1:11 a.m.

how bout a jj fish?

http://www.jjfish.net/?page=menu

I miss having a 5 piece wings with fries, you pour the hot sauce on it and let it soak in first, you know when it is ready.

— On the neighbor message montrose & central
1:03 a.m.

i would just find someone in the neighborhood that can use it, it does not have to be an organization. maybe there is a young couple or single mom/dad that can use it.

the criteria is they must show the baby, the baby must be the size of the diaper and must live in the neighborhood (so show id of residence).

12:22 p.m.

no, have not seen him.

but, here is a song for date night

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhaDbn7sO8w

— On the neighbor message Elvis sightings?
11:24 p.m.

I think portp neighbor could file loss income on their taxes on something like this for the rent not received. Can anyone confirm or deny this?

— On the neighbor message Tenant don't want to move out :-(
3:10 p.m.

seems like a lot of people went there for sandwiches.

maybe someone should open a sandwich shop.

i am thinking like a heros type thing with more seating and carry out.

or go with like Panera style where you can get a soup and sandwich or salad

— On the neighbor message Central Kitchen and Tap closed
11:27 p.m.

speaking of, I have a roll of undeveloped 110 film with a few pictures on it, any place by 6 corners to get it developed? i don't think walgreens sends out anymore

— On the neighbor message Photographers
11:13 p.m.

No, been a tough week, little sleep/rest this week. Was up at 4:30am today. Barely going. Had to take time out now thou. In the tub now with some pepsom salts, some incense, and classic rock sippen a grape powerade zero.

— On the neighbor message Chips
10:45 p.m.

ok, for those that missed it, here are a couple pics

http://imgur.com/X5iLBQH,xEN9poa#0

— On the neighbor message Chips
5:27 p.m.

it is the episode where ponch is going to get stuck in the glue from a glue truck spill, if you turn on the set now you may catch it

— On the neighbor message Chips
5:15 p.m.

chips is on now me tv!

— On the neighbor message Chips
5:06 p.m.

So do those that had traffic before that don t have it now property value and taxes go up?

Neighborhood beautification can also raise property values, that said any place bella would move, would most likely increase values;)

— On the neighbor message O'Hare Noise Tax Appeal?
10:29 p.m.

darn, now I have a craving to make a spam burger

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UO9oyO9toLk

— On the neighbor message Chinese anyone?
5:25 p.m.

I egg-re, sum time soon. where at in portage pork?

I like the crispy deep fried egg rolls, and bbq pork on top of white rice (but not too much rice, carbs)

— On the neighbor message Chinese anyone?
12:38 a.m.

that is good that you letter know, you did the write thing, be sure to keep us posted.

— On the neighbor message Tenant don't want to move out :-(
10:19 p.m.

@pattymelt, are you referring to officer Steve McLeish (aka bruce jenner) ,
he was Erik Estrada's replacement briefly on the top-rated TV series CHiPs. In 1991

http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/kisselpaso.com/files/2011/10/CHIPS_LARRY_WILCOX_BRUCE_JENNER.jpg

— On the neighbor message Chips
6:40 p.m.

@Jamie s, this one is for you

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dm7jEA3frY4

— On the neighbor message Chips
10:04 p.m.

The Chicago Landlord Tenant Ordinance bans landlords from self-help evictions. In fact, Illinois law generally does not allow a landlord to evict someone without a court order. The following acts if taken or threatened are considered illegal evictions:
1.Plugging, changing, adding, or removing any lock;
2.Blocking the entrance to the unit;
3.Removing a door or window from the unit;
4.Interfering with utility services;
5.Removing tenant’s personal property;
6.Removing or incapacitating appliances or fixtures;
7.Use or threat of force or violence against the tenant’s person or property; or
8.Rendering the dwelling unit uninhabitable.

If the landlord violates this provision, the tenant may call the police, which will subject the landlord to a fine. The tenant may also sue to recover possession of the unit and/or an amount equal to two months rent or twice the actual damages sustained, plus attorney fees and case costs.

http://chicagoeviction.com/2011/08/cook-county-illinois-best-case-scenario-chicago-eviction-timeline/

— On the neighbor message Tenant don't want to move out :-(
7:43 p.m.

for your listening enjoyment, here is a classic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CV2aHeydgos

— On the neighbor message Chips
6:09 p.m.

@gsw,

there have been many scenes where ponch and john would sometimes have their hands on their holster, but never drew.

Officers rarely drew their service weapons on the show. Officer Barry Baricza was the only officer to ever draw a gun (twice he drew his Colt Python and once he unracked his Ithaca 37 riot gun).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XL7UCTBXjGw

If ponch or john encountered such a assailant they would not need a gun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tq3Myc6mDjo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ruh_0MRI_8Q

enjoy!

— On the neighbor message Chips
5:59 p.m.

they even said la 7 marry 4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMyNPTsCPNc

nice

— On the neighbor message Chips
1:08 p.m.

http://m.yelp.com/biz/hong-kong-house-chicago

— On the neighbor message Chinese anyone?
5:48 p.m.

Jess cafe, they are in Craig in I think, but they deliver

— On the neighbor message Chinese anyone?
5:32 p.m.

Or for short

Trian save

— On the neighbor message Bank of America - Again
3:02 p.m.

Trian savings bank

— On the neighbor message Bank of America - Again
2:51 p.m.

@kenji, where is that in the park? the only thing I saw was this:

http://imgur.com/qSRMzmZ

— On the neighbor message Trees in PP
11:49 a.m.

they probably foreclosed on themselves by accident, then once they realized they had no locations in the area, they had to build another one.

— On the neighbor message Bank of America - Again
11:33 a.m.

I keep saying guard rails and pedestrian bridges, but no one wants to listen. mark my words 20 years from now there will be elevated walking and biking platforms.

— On the neighbor message Irving Park Rd (Bet. Harlem & Cumberland)
2:42 a.m.

icehouse+dirk+babette+80's flashback

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uf0IQitxZy0

— On the neighbor message Power out in Portage Park
12:10 a.m.

no, but where abouts?

— On the neighbor message Large bang
12:01 a.m.

@prof. mike,

here is a random for you.... gets me every time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zoTLwrm9QE

1:41 a.m.

good to "hear" lol

— On the building permit Permit issued for signs
1:38 a.m.

they need to put a large spring on the bottom so when someone hits it, it will just bend out of the way then bend back.

-put a nice 3 ft high by 12 inch wide concrete cylinder around it with 3 feet of rebar in the cylinder on all 4 ends and 3 feet in the ground.

-make it out of a high strength alloy like beryllium titanium or something.

-put a projector set up in the ground to make the sign a hologram, that way you can even drive through it.

or string a flashing light above the intersection

or a pedestrian island

— On the neighbor message Irving Park Rd (Bet. Harlem & Cumberland)
1:29 a.m.

If that is the case I would get some great stuff minimal expanding foam for doors and window and shoot it with the tube inside the crevice and fill it to seal um in, then cut off the excess when dry.

— On the neighbor message Wasp removal recommendations?
5:03 p.m.

what wasp killer are you using? bottom line is you have to get the nest down, spray the backside of the nest as well with the wasp killer, this could help loosen the nest. after you spray it and there are no visible wasp, you can try to knock it down with a stick or ball, be ready to run if you see wasp. then when the nest is down, you can spray it again and pick it up with a broom and shovel and throw it in a bucket of water for a few seconds

if you can reach it with a high pressure garden hose or pressure washer, wear protective clothing and just blast it off drowning any wasp in the process.

— On the neighbor message Wasp removal recommendations?
12:10 p.m.

might be they have a peanut allergy or be vegetarian squirrels.

— On the neighbor message Squirrels in the veggie garden
2:11 a.m.

@portage porker, i was referring to square, the edge piece that overhangs is square to the long piece.

— On the neighbor message Saw Blade Sharpening
5:36 p.m.

Just out of curosity...Is there a speed limit on the sidewalk?

And not a recommendation but, can a runner legally run in the street? Bike lane?

— On the neighbor message Yes, your agenda is important but...
3:23 p.m.

oh, I remembered one more thing to mention when using a circular saw that is highly ignored or easily forgotten. adjust the blade depth.

make sure you set your saw depth on each cut, this will minimize any binding or sticking and make the most efficient cut.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFV2Uw8z18Y

— On the neighbor message Saw Blade Sharpening
1:22 p.m.

But, in four years there will probably be less people that want to buy it, and there will probably be an app for that.

— On the neighbor message Schools asking for $ for equipment
1:07 p.m.

@portage porker, those are nice, but when you have to make sure when you make them you are perfectly square or every cut you make will be off. if you make them I would suggest making them at a friends house that has a table saw.

— On the neighbor message Saw Blade Sharpening
1:02 p.m.

they also have the edge guides in 100 inches which would be good for cutting 8 foot sheets.

http://mytinyurl.com/c0vt4zfn6d

— On the neighbor message Saw Blade Sharpening
11:34 p.m.

I agree with you on safety, i would rather use a self sharpened clean blade then a dull dirty one any day thou.

on a cut I noticed that I had a little binding and kickback, I took off the blade to inspect it. one of the teeth was damaged. I ground down the damaged tooth cleaned the blade and it worked fine, no binding, no kickback.... works good.

here is a picture, you can see the tooth in the middle is ground down:

http://imgur.com/YlkhROv

since then I make it a rule to inspect the blade before cutting by checking the blade and teeth, make sure it is clean and check for warpage by putting it on a level surface.

on the cuts make sure you are have the saw firmly planted on the work (no hovering), always use the guards, let the saw do the work, gliding the saw thru the piece you are cutting. make sure that the material on both sides of the cut are supported well and level. make sure you have the right blade for the material you are cutting. if the blade is slow, it may need sharpening, cleaning, replacement or you may have the wrong blade for what you are cutting. you may have to clean the blade more often if you are cutting plywood as it can really gum up the blade and make it stick.

if you plan on making a lot of cuts, and need a portable saw, get a worm drive and a premium blade, keep the blade clean.

http://mytinyurl.com/ffktbncnhh

these edge clamps are good for long straight cuts with a circular without access to a table saw

http://mytinyurl.com/szxp0r81zf

as for eye protection, I got this on my wish list, hear they are pretty good.

http://mytinyurl.com/rsv316rzwv

— On the neighbor message Saw Blade Sharpening
11:26 p.m.

For cheap blades you can do it with a dremmel and cone shape grinding stone. Then clean the blade with a towel spayed with a light coat of wd 40 to remove any gumming on the blade, then buff until dry. I even was able to grind back some chipped teeth on the blade so it would not get stuck. For professional blades, have them sharpened by a shop.

— On the neighbor message Saw Blade Sharpening
12:59 p.m.

I am still hooked on al's pizza on Irving, they pretty much know me by name.

— On the neighbor message Best Pizza
9:51 p.m.

if I see it, ill let you know. I myself usually use degree antiperspirant deodorant stick(they are 2 for $7 at jewel now).

if I am dressing up or need extra protection and need an aerosol, I use arrid xx Aerosol Antiperspirant Deodorant, Ultra Fresh

you may want to give arrid a try, I believe they have an unscented version, at least till you get sure again.

— On the neighbor message what is jewel doing?
9:37 p.m.

What is your deodorant brand that they are out of?

— On the neighbor message what is jewel doing?
6:31 p.m.

the weapon was most likely left at the scene, the gun was probably his dad's

12:04 p.m.

i would guess one can be that they have a minimum taxable income.

— On the neighbor message Roof and Porch Repair Program
10:21 a.m.

i can just walk over to the real crossfit and see for myself, last time it was a bunch of people trying to jump rope, looked nothing like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoCMJGVChRY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLVxD654q2s

it was almost like they were trying to trip themselves with the rope then resting.

— On the neighbor message Yes, your agenda is important but...
9:25 a.m.

@frednet, found the fails:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCGX0YnuXtg

— On the neighbor message Yes, your agenda is important but...
2:57 a.m.

speaking of parkour, here are a couple of my favorites, on the first one at 3:55 he out runs a dog.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9JjwQq9ptc&list=FLXlR244embphzJEfMZ2w5hA&index=11

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2kJZOfq7zk&list=FLXlR244embphzJEfMZ2w5hA&index=10

— On the neighbor message Yes, your agenda is important but...
12:13 a.m.

@ beep, is that like a driveway alert alarm ? Can you post a link to the one you have?

— On the neighbor message Attempted garage break in
11:04 a.m.

funny, that is the way some drivers feel about pedestrians j walking

— On the neighbor message Yes, your agenda is important but...
1:29 a.m.

maybe it was the right thread and your comment found a portal

— On the neighbor message Portal to a New Dimension
12:16 a.m.

@chis, that is exactly the stuff I am talking about.

— On the neighbor message what is jewel doing?
9:44 p.m.

You could probably even post this to the date night thread.

— On the neighbor message Welcome Sip & Paint to Jefferson Park
6:07 p.m.

@bella, 3 isnt that terrible its the 4 or 8, to get the price. I would understand if they were smaller/lighter items, but even at 3 would you still pick up 3 if you were walking?

— On the neighbor message what is jewel doing?
6:05 p.m.

I did not even mention holding hands while swinging them as you walk and go through a portion of the day communicating without talking, and by only using eye movements and gestures with one another.

— On the neighbor message Date Night
3:20 p.m.

for date night i would look at things that would help you focus more on each other then on music, comedy shows, other entertainment. here are some suggestions

miniature golf

go to the forest preserve for a romantic picnic

go up to lake front by wilmette and walk it.

take a road trip to the volo museum http://www.volocars.com/#sthash.VvXG7Tdx.dpbs

take a cooking class together or decide to cook something challenging together at home.

go to the salon together for massages, some places have rooms you can be side by side

meet up someplace and pretend that you are meeting for the first time, take a nice long walk and get to know one another again. you can go a step further by avoiding each other all day, getting a hair cut and wearing new or different clothes that you have never seen each other in.

if you want to reenact your youth, find a spot to park and make out:)

— On the neighbor message Date Night
11:56 a.m.

@portage patty, I have a car, I just don't need all that pop. i am a money conscious consumer and shop sale items. I just wanted one bottle at a sale price. I ended up getting diet rite because it was buy one get one free, so i only needed to buy 2, but that is still twice as much pop as I intended to buy.

— On the neighbor message what is jewel doing?
11:31 a.m.

just an fyi, josi's frozen yogurt is getting soup....

— On the neighbor message Central Kitchen and Tap closed
11:22 a.m.

sometimes I go through a fat month. I go between 160-175lbs, I am in a fat period now at 172lbs.

today I had a sausage muffin, half a pizza and 4 chicken breast, a handful of granola and two 32 oz powerade zeros and a josi's frozen yogurt.

the day prior all day a large bowl of oatmeal a little more than 2 cups, a steak with a little bit of mash potato, and a bowl of zucchini with tomatoes, onion and cilantro.

— On the neighbor message Central Kitchen and Tap closed
1:27 a.m.

correction "diner with a bar"

— On the neighbor message Central Kitchen and Tap closed
9:18 p.m.

@sarah, i believe central tap's business model required it to sell more alcohol and more alcohol with food consistently to be as profitable to have run successfully, that is where the real profit was, they did not do the volume in food business to sustain alone unless they changed some of their offerings.

the bottom line is i think it was trying to be a dinner with a bar, but that does not beat a bar with pub food or a nice restaurant around here, and you need to put a little more food on the plate for some guys to wash it all down with a couple beers.

if you are looking for a replacement for a good sandwich, bob=o-rino's could be an option.
http://www.yelp.com/biz/bob-o-rinos-chicago

— On the neighbor message Central Kitchen and Tap closed
9:13 p.m.

@ warren, no problem. the first time I went there with 2 other people when we did not know, they asked us if we wanted another pop and such, which we assumed free refills, but it was our fault for not checking and when we got the check the bill seemed a little high...our pop bill was $12! now when they ask if I want ice, I tell them no;)

— On the neighbor message Central Kitchen and Tap closed
4:50 p.m.

@warren, I do like Smakosz, and the food really does taste homemade, but the tiny little thing that throws me about them is that there is no refills on pop, they give you like a small 10oz glass and before you know it, you drank 3 glasses which is like $6 of pop. it was funny because when I was there I always heard them asking people if they wanted ice... who doesn't want ice, after I drank my small glass of pop, I figured that when they put ice in there, you are only drinking like 5oz of pop. pop is so cheap out of the fountain, I just don't get why they don't give free refills or larger glasses.

— On the neighbor message Central Kitchen and Tap closed
4:27 p.m.

my biggest issue was not the food, but the amount of it. I ate there a couple times and was still hungry, also food presentation could have been a bit better, when I got my meal it always looked like something was missing off the plate that should have been there, be it a vegetable or bread or something.

it was more of one of those places where if you had 4 beers and a meal it would be ok, but it wasn't me. I guess I was not the only one.

— On the neighbor message Central Kitchen and Tap closed
12:58 a.m.

i wonder what would happen if everyone got a car alarm...

if not a professional alarm you can:

buy a cheap alarm, install your self:
http://mytinyurl.com/spb6xn1xps

buy an alarm, install yourself with only two wires:
http://mytinyurl.com/12f0fwr15v

get a steering wheel vibration alarm:
http://mytinyurl.com/81567gm5ch

get a fake alarm with flashing led:
http://mytinyurl.com/sybxz60bk0

get a sticker and pray:
http://mytinyurl.com/g0jttmd4hz

— On the neighbor message Another car broken into...
12:52 a.m.

That is the point. Also, the e club portal would only cross streams if operated at exactly the same time, but it may be far enough away not to be effected it depends if they draw off the same energy plains

— On the neighbor message Portal to a New Dimension
3:41 p.m.

you need to go 88 mph through a speed camera on Irving park at exactly 5pm.

— On the neighbor message Portal to a New Dimension
11:58 a.m.

I believe when they do a dormer they do not replace that section of roofing, they pretty much shore up the roof and build out the surroundings. there should not be much waste as long as the contractor putting in the dormer knows what they are doing.

— On the neighbor message Partial dormer recommendations
11:26 a.m.

there you go:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2dlXZo348w

— On the neighbor message Mea Kopa Alderman Arena
11:54 a.m.

post a couple pictures on here, some people might take some for projects, depending on condition and length, I might take it. I need to build a small shed/tree house.

you can post it on craigslist under free wood, I have seen that before, make a neat stack of it outside the garage in the alley and see if someone takes it.

11 a.m.

my neighbor and I were talking about a tree by my house that is like 3 stories tall and drops tons of leaves and helicopters and she said, how old do you think that tree is?

I told her well, I don't know, but it's so big.... a freaking dinosaur probably planted the god blessed thing!

then by reading the above, maybe portage parker 46 knew him

@portage parker 46, jk, it was just too good not to put up.

— On the neighbor message snakes?
8:45 p.m.

You wont find the Lord Down on Duchess street

— On the neighbor message If You Know Kipsy, You're Gonna Get Busted
8:30 p.m.

@ arena, I agree with Dennis with the new pic also, with jewels with you rock, so this is for you:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pn2-b_opVTo

— On the neighbor message Improvement Plans for Gladstone Plaza
4:37 p.m.

http://www.roeserscakes.com/index.html

— On the neighbor message Cakes!
6 p.m.

@lou, and there were more boy and girls scouts too!

— On the neighbor message Pedestrians in crosswalks
3:41 p.m.

garters can be deadly, but that is only if you catch one, and sometimes it could take several years, a few are lucky and live happliy ever after.

— On the neighbor message snakes?
11:02 p.m.

There are a lot of criminals that are caught thru routine traffic stops. Routine traffic stops and good police work and questioning is active patrolling in my opinion. On a side note I seen two cops on bike patrol today.

— On the neighbor message Pedestrians in crosswalks
10:45 p.m.

champagne?

I guess dale makes keys to some hearts as well

— On the neighbor message Sears key shops to close
noon

there could be another law governing that thou, like a state law or something.

— On the neighbor message Moving cars every seven days
8:04 p.m.

@bob, but, that is also "in view of the public".

— On the neighbor message Moving cars every seven days
7:47 p.m.

ok, here is what they put on your window:

http://imgur.com/hB6dQBT

— On the neighbor message Moving cars every seven days
7:24 p.m.

how about offering a chicken experience?

where they get a tour of your chicken coop, a quick educational speech about raising chickens and their care and then take pictures with your chickens? and yes, I am serious, and yes it would only be for your the neighbors on your block. it maybe fun especially if the winner has kids. I was at santa's village not that long ago and they had this show and tell thing about the animals and I thought it was kinda cool.

— On the neighbor message Looking for donations for our raffle
7:52 p.m.

@gary, was by my dads today,

5 pics

http://imgur.com/GYsuNo1,n6xrRYd,uzz1BzC,nejZbGT,CV0OoW2#4

— On the neighbor message Barking dogs
12:45 a.m.

when I go on vacation I give the keys to my neighbor to move it.

— On the neighbor message Moving cars every seven days
10:16 a.m.

what kinda stuff?

— On the neighbor message Yard sale on Sunday - 5231 W. Cuyler
6:23 a.m.

@robin, typically they will do that if someone calls on it. so one of the neighbors or someone must have not liked you parking there for that long.

sometimes they will come and chalk your tires, come back and check. I know in the past they wrote on my passenger window with yellow crayon marker "7 days tow notice". I moved my car a foot, took off the crayon marker with some brake cleaner and was good to go.

— On the neighbor message Moving cars every seven days
6:21 a.m.

Power is on now

— On the neighbor message no power
12:30 a.m.

Yeah,there is a power outage effecting 1,200 people, they are investigating.

— On the neighbor message no power
12:19 a.m.

Com ed

— On the neighbor message no power
11:56 p.m.

Walking Talking Johnny Cash Blues

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VtDlvRvZSM

Do Wah Diddy Diddy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0EDCAVsEDM

You'll Never Walk Alone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV5_LQArLa0

— On the neighbor message Walk Walk Walk
8:04 p.m.

walk like a man http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpl_jPxSuFg

— On the neighbor message Walk Walk Walk
12:42 p.m.

randy, here is a pg13 version, I agree the original is the best to listen too, but this one is not bad to watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPtfsk4ETjM

— On the neighbor message Walk Walk Walk
12:38 p.m.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nM0Fl2MnV5Y

— On the neighbor message Walk Walk Walk
5:02 p.m.

@morgan, the one place that I knew closed down, but you can check some home depots, they have tool rental, russo might do it to but not sure, none the less if you google tool rental center you may find something.

Time to chime in everyblockers... do you know of any tool rental places around here?

I think there was a c davis, but it closed down.

— On the neighbor message Any used Speedheaters for sale?
11:16 a.m.

unfortunately I bought at top of the market, who knew.

— On the neighbor message letter of interest from home buyers
5:16 a.m.

so it could be something in the area (air) that maybe causing this, I have not seen many flies this year by me, also I was out in my neighbors yard half the afternoon today and no flies. we got those little small bugs flying around in bunches in front of the house, is that what everyone is talking about?

I have not had to use the fly swatter in the house this year so far, only a few moths. my house has spiders thou, and I am ok with them.

— On the neighbor message Whole Lotta Flies
12:42 a.m.

I did not get one, if I did maybe I would have to pay them to take the house.

— On the neighbor message letter of interest from home buyers
9:40 p.m.

i have always used a heat gun or propane torch, once I had the torch too close to the glass on a window once, and the heat from the torch cracked the pane. you have to go with quick passes with the torch on the paint and there is a chance of burning the wood, the heat gun is quicker and has many different tips to get into tight areas.

I would try a safe chem stripper first and maybe a heat gun, I would see which method is easier for you, If you have not used a speed heater before, I would rent one first, just to make sure you are completely comfortable using one, although it may look and seem easy there is a higher chance you could get burned if not careful and it may prove to be more challenging to used then first believed.

— On the neighbor message Any used Speedheaters for sale?
11:50 a.m.

that is pretty cool, I did not know a that product existed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZFP_J99P3o

— On the neighbor message Any used Speedheaters for sale?
1:45 a.m.

@Minerva, you know when I seen that first picture of her from your link

the second picture was the first to come to mind.

http://imgur.com/RLAx4OW,01uF96w#0

1:34 a.m.

and put whole chickens in the vending machines

11:38 p.m.

flashback

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=713eOEQmOA0

— On the neighbor message Planes....again
11:35 p.m.

I believe it like usual every time it open for Jefferson park it is encompassing Jefferson township.

Jefferson Township is a former civil township in Cook County, Illinois, United States that existed as a separate municipality from 1850 until 1889 when it was annexed into the city of Chicago.[1] Its borders were Devon Avenue on the north, Harlem Avenue on the west, Western Avenue to the east, and North Avenue to the south.[2] This region comprised most of what is now known as the Chicago's Northwest Side including the entirety of the following community areas: Jefferson Park, Avondale, Logan Square, Hermosa, Forest Glen, Dunning, Albany Park, Portage Park, Irving Park, Montclare and Belmont-Cragin.

11:10 a.m.

I went because I needed one key made and was walking through the lot to the jewel, but they did not have it.

— On the neighbor message Sears key shops to close
11:19 a.m.

same here Pearle Vision at 6 corners, before then Pearle Vision on fullerton.

— On the neighbor message Need New Glasses
11:06 a.m.

can you duct tape it in place?

if there is a problem with the inside prong in the female outlet on the unit you maybe able to bend it with a toothpick or something so that there is more tension on the male end of the plug or even slim jim a piece of aluminum foil in the side where the prong is parallel and along side the male adaptor, not to make contact with the front of the connector (just the side) to make a better conductivity and tension on that side.

is the problem with the female plug or male plug? they do sale replacement plugs at radio shack, if it is the female plug in the unit there are typically two solder points if it is the male piece you can cut he cord and solder on a new plug as well.

— On the neighbor message AT&T DSL Modem
11:03 a.m.

@patty, table top? go all out!

http://www.finewoodworking.com/assets/uploads/posts/13093/DCP_3040s.jpg

— On the neighbor message Tree removal from backyard
11:10 p.m.

i found a good pic of an 87 cutlass ciera gt

http://imgur.com/q2UNXzT

— On the neighbor message My car was stolen in front of my house
9:38 p.m.

Another classic is 1987 cutlass ciera gt. That came with the 3.8

— On the neighbor message My car was stolen in front of my house
2:07 p.m.

it is a classic, they don't make um any more especially if you got it with the 3.1 v6 that gets 17/26 mpg,120hp and 130ft-lbs Torque, it is a pretty reliable comfortable car.

my dad had a few 90's era cieras, one got totaled, 1 got stolen, and he still has one.

— On the neighbor message My car was stolen in front of my house
11:43 p.m.

@portage parker 46, what was the charge for the tree cut

— On the neighbor message Tree removal from backyard
3:28 p.m.

there could have been an issue with the truck that it was unsafe to continue to haul the dumpster, so they probably dropped it, took the truck to another lit location to unbind the cable or make the repair to the truck and then return to pick it up.

— On the neighbor message Construction Dumpster
2:41 a.m.

let us know if you are going forward who you went with

— On the neighbor message Tree removal from backyard
9:57 p.m.

I would not know whether or not to recommend because I did not have the work done, but they were professional on the estimate and showed me a copy of their insurance certificate. if they were cheaper at the time I would have got it done.

— On the neighbor message Tree removal from backyard
8:47 p.m.

@mike, looking back at the estimate, it was 3 branches cut for $1,500.

here is the person that I spoke to and got the estimate, this was in 2012

Kurt Merrill
Finn Tree Service
cell:312-371-4649

http://www.yelp.com/biz/finns-tree-service-chicago

— On the neighbor message Tree removal from backyard
8:44 p.m.

if they same cop got the call, can they technically turn themselves in?

— On the neighbor message Police in the Park
7:17 p.m.

I did the cub calculator to find out what would be better for me, I am not even sure it if it is worth it to change.

Why are CUB and the City of Chicago putting out this calculator?
The Chicago Power Deal Calculator, at www.ChicagoPowerCalculator.com, is a free service designed to help Chicago residents decide whether Integrys Energy Services or Commonwealth Edison should be their electricity supplier.

Over the past 16 months, the City of Chicago has contracted with Integrys to supply its residents with electricity as part of the City's "municipal aggregation" deal. So far the deal has been a money-saver for everyone. However, due to market conditions, rates have changed for the last year of the deal, through May 2015.

Chicago residents with Integrys are now paying 5.299 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh), with an additional $9.06 monthly flat fee for apartment and condo dwellers (in buildings with three or more units) and a $22.36 monthly flat fee for single-family homeowners or people who live in buildings with no more than two units. ComEd’s rate through September will be 7.596 cents per kWh.

The question for Chicago residents now is: Will I add to my savings with Integrys or should I switch back to ComEd?

Because the answer will not be the same for each consumer, CUB has created a simple calculator to help determine—based on household type and estimated energy usage—whether or not consumers should choose ComEd or Integrys for electricity supply

http://www.chicagopowercalculator.com/

here is my assessment:

Your projected supply charges for the summer for June 1 to September 30, 2014:
ComEd
$283.48
Integrys
$287.20
You would pay
$3.72 more with Integrys

— On the neighbor message Integrys - yes or no?
6:19 p.m.

I also have a tree but, in my neighbors back yard that over extends over to my property. I got an estimate from Finns tree service in 2012 to remove 3 large branches going over my property. it was like $1,300 in which was too much for me at the time. I have not got other estimates due to some financial issues shortly thereafter. they said they due to the location in the back yard they would need a climber and to go up in the tree and cut it and lower pieces at a time, that they think they can complete the job without having the electric disconnected. they seemed professional and had insurance. so if I can find someone cheaper that is insured, I may have it done to help eliminate some of the fall leaves. It maybe easier now since part of one of the branches fell off during a storm and hit the house.

so if anyone has had anyone trim large branches at a reasonable price that are insured, let me know.

— On the neighbor message Tree removal from backyard
5:56 p.m.

@ Argyle King of Wheat, I think it all depends on how close it actually was, if a cop truly came close to killing sarah and her kids with the car, that is a concern.

if they were like 5 feet away or something, I would agree with you. to keep the public safe is their number one concern.

any type of call does not warrant running over moms and small children.

— On the neighbor message Police in the Park
5:33 p.m.

"The officer yelled out his window at us!"

what did he yell out the window?

how many feet away was he when he almost hit you? did you have to jump out of the way or anything?

I would definitely report the incident, state the facts and let them know they did not have their siren and/or light on. even if there is an emergency somewhere else, they do need to follow protocol and turn on the siren and/or lights. let them know that you had to take specific action to prevent you and the kids from getting hit and what the officer said, the way it sounds, it may have not have been a "sorry lady, are you ok!"

— On the neighbor message Police in the Park
4:07 p.m.

(correction) principle

— On the neighbor message Barking dogs
10:42 a.m.

to be filled with the petitions against the road diet?

10:39 a.m.

I am going to guess, based off the address, the site prompts to order from that location, if order was received at midnight. there is a closer diversy location, but their last delivery is at 11pm.

Papa John's Store #4086

4850 North Harlem Avenue

Harwood Heights, IL 60706

Phone: (708)867-4100

2.44 miles Get directions

Delivery: 11:00 am–12:00 am

they deliver till midnight, probably last delivery of the night, call and ask if they had any deliveries to that address, if not call the next location below.

if it was after midnight it could have been

Papa John's Store #3864

3927 North Lincoln Avenue

Chicago, IL 60613

Phone: (773)525-7272

4.28 miles Get directions

Delivery: 10:00 am–3:00 am

http://order.papajohns.com/storelocator/searchStart.html

below is the store that last delivers at 11pm, just an f.y.i.

Papa John's Store #4118

4606 West Diversey Avenue Ste C

Chicago, IL 60639

Phone: (773)545-7272

0.78 miles Get directions

Delivery: 11:00 am–11:00 pm

— On the neighbor message Pizza Delivery People
10:35 a.m.

@gary, yeah, the same neighbor at one point cut a tree growing on the my dads side of the fence, one of the branches was going over into the neighbors property and the neighbor cut the tree through the fence instead of just cutting the branch over his property.

my dad took him to small claims court and got $200 bucks for the tree, it was the principal of the matter.

— On the neighbor message Barking dogs
9:44 a.m.

problem 2 with the yuppie neighbor, they installed a basket ball hoop set in the back yard, my dad sleeps in longer during the day(cancer survivor).

the constant dribbling was driving him nuts, the kids would yell and scream so he kindly went over and said that, your basket ball hoop in the back yard is causing them to dribble and the noise is right next to my house, can you relocate the hoop to the alley.

if you think it's too loud call the cops, was the response

ok, my dad said

the next day my dad ordered a 500 watt outdoor stereo system and mounted the speakers on the side of the house facing the neighbor.

every time they started to dribble he turned on the music.... nice Mexican music, not super loud, just as loud to drown out the dribble.

I was over one day and seen this, I asked him what he was doing, he doesn't even understand the music

he said, I may not understand it, but I like it more than that dribbling and yelling.

the neighbor came over and said what with the Mexican music, my kids can't play ball.

if it's too loud maybe you should call the cops, my dad responds

really? the neighbor responds.

dad: I only play it so I won't have to hear the dribbling.
I am treating you like you treat me, you think it is too loud, you call the cops if you can't take your own advice maybe your wrong.

later the wife of the neighbor came over and apologized and said that she could not live like this and wanted to call a truce. my dad said he came over politely and asked if they could be a good neighbor, but your husband decided otherwise.

the hoop was relocated to the alley the next day, they are on talking terms and cordial toward each other.... I would not believe it if I didn't see it.

— On the neighbor message Barking dogs
3:36 a.m.

believe me I know. my dad is old school and was at war with the yuppie neighbors.

they put a deck light out and it shined into the living room in my dads house (he lives in a cottage house in back of an apartment building). he politely went over there to inform them and asked if they can possibly angle the light down so it was not so bright.

they told him, it's my house, my deck bud... you have to deal with it.

he said ok, went out and bought 3 super bright spotlights and mounted them on the side of his house pointing right at the deck these were so bright at night they would go on the deck through their kitchen and shine onto the street in front.

when ever they turned on the deck light, he would turn on the flood light. this was troubling to them because they used to leave it on and having a light shine in the whole house was crazy, so they only turned it on when entertaining, but again the spot light hurt that.

the neighbor came over yelling and what the f's and my dad calmly said, it's my house your turn to deal with it, when you turn your light on... I guess I can turn my light on.

problem solved the light was adjusted the next day.

I will post the second problem he had with them

— On the neighbor message Barking dogs
3:15 a.m.

@jimmy mac, I would not want the offender to deliver the pizza to me and be pressured to apologize,... I'd question the integrity of the pizza. If that be the case I would want the offender escorted by the manager.

none the less, I feel if this was important enough to bring up, it is important to know what pizza place delivered the pizza, that way if others recognize the guy and have the same issues, the owner can work with the individual to change his behavior or look for another opportunity. again maybe this was an isolated incident or was a fill in driver.

the good thing is if joanie does not know these neighbors, this is a great opportunity to introduce herself and get to know them. everyone should be on talking terms with their neighbors and have an open dialogue, this can resolve a lot of issues.

is there anyway we can end the suspense and ask who delivered the pizza?

— On the neighbor message Pizza Delivery People
11:30 a.m.

@been a fix, good times ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZhqZAVGTqw

— On the neighbor message Pizza Delivery People
9:27 p.m.

@portage parker 46,

with his description and attitude, I think he would be more "like a virgin"

— On the neighbor message Pizza Delivery People
7:29 p.m.

this just goes to show how important it is to get to know your neighbors so you can solve issues neighborly, if there was an open dialog I am sure more neighbors would not only look out more for each other, but be willing to be more neighborly. I know most of the neighbors on my block, like know them know them, go out for ice cream with them, help them with repairing their house, borrowing their tools, having an extra 2x4 that one egg you are missing for that cake and even flour. not that long ago my neighbor helped me painting my house and before that flipping a slab of concrete, giving me gardening tips, etc, etc.

anyway the neighbor could just keep it simple and always just pick up any of these:

http://mytinyurl.com/kfd0920pxh

http://mytinyurl.com/1mszjvttsc

http://mytinyurl.com/9wc231kfrh

— On the neighbor message Barking dogs
7:20 p.m.

@black and white, its megadeth......

queue yet another 80's flashback

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlWq6WXIv7M

if he is listening to Madonna while delivering pizzas.... honestly I kinda feel a little sorry for the guy.

— On the neighbor message Pizza Delivery People
7 p.m.

@black and white,

4368 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60641
b/t Pensacola Ave & Montrose Ave in Portage Park

http://www.yelp.com/biz/mrs-o-learys-pub-and-grill-chicago

— On the neighbor message Old Mrs. O'Leary's
6:45 p.m.

@jim, where have u been

— On the neighbor message no soup for you?
1:31 p.m.

No, I have not. I still have the recipe tho, maybe when I have more time and the weather get cooler. Work has been killing me lately, I just been grabbing a quick bite and going to bed.

— On the neighbor message no soup for you?
1:30 p.m.

are you asking what dogs come to mind?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vm-00hTA3nk

— On the neighbor message Dog Heroes and Villains
11:42 a.m.

i have always crossed busy streets at stoplights, rarely will I cross without one (and yes that means I will walk extra at times, but that is just me. crossing irving by 6 corners can be tricky sometimes and you sometimes have to signal the driver that is turning, but I never had a fear in being rant over. I will not run in front of a car because I have the right of way, or walk briskly in front of them deliberately to get them to stop. i'll signal them to pass or to let them know I am crossing and they have always complied... maybe I am lucky or by making visual contact with them is the key.

— On the neighbor message Stop signs optional?
9:55 p.m.

I would look at this long term if they are your neighbors and are going to be for awhile, best to take it a little slow. there are a couple ways to get them to comply, either make them your friends so to speak or make them your enemies.

if they seem like basically good people, you may stand a good chance at befriending them. if you do talk to them, be cordial, don't go over and make demands, introduce yourself and be neighborly, think if someone introduced themselves to you as their neighbor and told you to change things in your life because that person thought it was a problem.

get to know them to the point you are saying hi joe, good morning, how are you, etc.

step one, get on a regular talking basis.

step two, pick one issue ie: pot smoke. hey joe, lately some of the smoke from you house crosses over here and my wife gets sick to her stomach, is there anyway you can help us out with that?

return to step one for a spell

step 3, pick issue two, you know joe you have a real nice patio, I noticed that you have the same issue I have been having with my dog dog poo, I have got this one scooper and think it is great, you want to try mine, I am going to visit a friend and I think I have an extra over there, if it works for you, you can have it. (you may have to buy a scooper).
this is one of those it is there property and they can do what they want type deals, hard to get anyone to force them to clean it.

if they are bad people, it can be tricky, you may have to bring the law in, but then be careful, they know when you are home and not, anything could happen at that point. they may not be capable of doing damage, but may know some people that can.

it Is hard to stop people coming and going, if they are disturbing the peace and are loud, you can call in a complaint.

— On the neighbor message Neighbor Dilemma - Advice Please
1:55 p.m.

and free strollers for strollers