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

— On the neighbor message Cars speeding down McVicker
8:29 p.m.

Yeah, it was good, I kept the recipe and will make it again.

— On the neighbor message no soup for you?
8:16 p.m.

Thanks,pp46, I think what you posted will point her in the right direction. I did nothave any ill intent.

— On the neighbor message Polish School
4:41 p.m.

@ pp46, I was asking for clarification, in no where in the post does it mention language.

— On the neighbor message Polish School
3:05 p.m.

What is the side, can't make it out

— On the neighbor message Krispy Krunchy Chicken - Survey Says?
3:02 p.m.

Maybe potential greatness is a better way to put it

— On the neighbor message Eddie Carranza wants to by the Patio Theater
3:01 p.m.

as of yesterday, chili was done, on second and third day it became thicker and a little richer.

— On the neighbor message no soup for you?
11:41 a.m.

a) wax on, wax off polishing?

b) polishing like a finishing school?

c) polish language?

— On the neighbor message Polish School
11:39 a.m.

a pony can also be something that is not genuine; a fake

but, reminds me of this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4NjRLqSc2Q

11:28 a.m.

no buckets, but they also do catering. they have pizza too. great for office home parties.
usually when I go I'd get two chicken breast, fries, and a diet coke.
there is a small eat in area with a couple of tables. it is family owned and they are friendly.
a good local family owned business to support, the family also lives in the area.

it is not the original owners, the business was taken over by this family. they bought the business when it was on central. they have improved on a lot of things and moved the business from the original central location to Lawrence.

— On the neighbor message Best Chicken & Ribs
11:18 a.m.

@dennis, why did you want to know?

12:26 a.m.

@arnie neighborly1,

new Irving Park is located in Greensboro North Carolina

http://mytinyurl.com/2bv1nbgzh9

— On the neighbor message FOUND CAT -- Is he yours?
12:03 a.m.

worse even, it was mailed in 1987

11:37 p.m.

thanks, hopefully I am not in any reel trouble and they let me off the hook this time;)

— On the neighbor message Montrose & Central construction?
11:35 p.m.

@kenji, sounds like something I cod have said.

— On the neighbor message Montrose & Central construction?
11:03 p.m.

your right chris, not condoning speeding but i think people now just cross the street without looking thinking that the cars have to stop, they should stop, but they don't have to. there are so many hit and runs is it really worth it. when I was growing up we were taught how to cross a street. I think now day people feel so self righteous that they can cross the street like jesus walking on water and are taught that no one will hit you because it will be the drivers fault, but when your dead does it really matter.

— On the neighbor message Cars speeding down McVicker
10:55 p.m.

are you still clogged or were you able to fix/get it fixed?

— On the neighbor message Evening Pumber Needed - Kitchen Sink Clogged
8:37 p.m.

that was just my 2 sense for "nickels' arnie, which sometimes makes good sense, but can also sometimes make non-sense.

— On the neighbor message dad 75th birthday
8:21 p.m.

Some sense, but less, than 6 sense, if you were a penny, nickel, dime and quarter, you would be common sense, maybe you had more sense, but gave your quarter back

— On the neighbor message dad 75th birthday
8:20 p.m.

maybe it is a preschool restaurant

— On the neighbor message restaurant at Central & Berteau?
5:05 p.m.

Yes, it was good. Deep flavors, I think partially to the merlot and cumin. If I wanted no clumbs I would have broke out the food processor.

— On the neighbor message no soup for you?
11:39 a.m.

I could have but I like it clumpy

— On the neighbor message no soup for you?
7:20 a.m.

maybe consider doing something a little more memorable, it would take a little planning, but it could be a blast for all.

I would do a 1950-60 theme party. have everyone dress like back in the day. play the music that he grew up with.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3KjDpvmtwU

find a local band to play old music some 50's 60's music or a dj or if you are on a budget just i heart it or internet it to play those songs from that era.

if he has old friends they can tell stories about him when they were young, even see if you can get some friends/family out of state to write a letter or make a video wishing him a happy birthday and reading sharing at the party.

even rent a car, take him for a ride

http://classicweddingcar.com/vehicles-59redcad.html

if you have fun, he will have fun...

you, uh really like clowns and balloons better?

— On the neighbor message dad 75th birthday
12:35 a.m.

ouch, rain delay

— On the neighbor message Welcome to Grilling Season
11:05 p.m.

@jim, made the chili today...

bam

2 pics

http://imgur.com/PDaFcAB,127EbkT#0

— On the neighbor message no soup for you?
11 p.m.

I would guess portage park, since that is where they posted it.

— On the neighbor message Leadbelly Burgers
9:35 p.m.

thanks jim, really appreciate all your tips.

— On the neighbor message no soup for you?
2:52 p.m.

@ McVicker's View,

get this, it works very well, available at home depot. pour it through the water through the drain, works thru standing water as long as you aim for the drain. works fast.

http://images.lowes.com/product/converted/021709/021709010671lg.jpg

— On the neighbor message Evening Pumber Needed - Kitchen Sink Clogged
2:26 p.m.

i would think better to call the district office or bring up at a caps meeting than 311. not sure how fast reports only make it to the district and to the officers.

2:20 p.m.

I did not realize everyone was so much on fresh farms, I wonder if that would do well in the old bank of America building 4901 irving park

— On the neighbor message Kmart at HIP has more groceries now
11:56 a.m.

yeah, I know what you meant, i'll get there in time.

just right now I am not going to go to far out of my way for 1 tbsp hot sauce.

If I am in the neighborhood of fresh farms I will swing by and pick up a bottle, but I am not going to make a special trip for it.

— On the neighbor message no soup for you?
11:47 a.m.

hummus, sometimes maybe I'll buy it a couple times a year. I dip tortillas in it as a quick snack, this is in the fridge now: http://mytinyurl.com/3tp6m0zc1h

— On the neighbor message Kmart at HIP has more groceries now
11:30 a.m.

But do they have real olive oil?

— On the neighbor message Kmart at HIP has more groceries now
10:33 a.m.

@Chandra, look forward to the pics;)

just incase others are looking for savory spice here is the link:

http://www.savoryspiceshop.com/illinois/chicago-lincoln-square.html

— On the neighbor message Welcome to Grilling Season
1:36 a.m.

@jim, " You should branch out.".

I am branching out, I got habanero hot sauce. one step at a time... the first beef I had growing up was not a filet minion ... it was a mc Donald's cheeseburger. gotta start somewhere. I am a pretty simple guy, give a little leeway.

— On the neighbor message no soup for you?
12:34 a.m.

got the habanero sauce at family fruit market today. thanks kenji.

http://www.elyucateco.com/imagenes/productos/habanero.jpg

if that is not the best one.. so be it, I got habanero.

I had it on my fries today, not bad. it was like 2 something thou.

— On the neighbor message no soup for you?
6:39 p.m.

ok, I want to prove a point that no grilling picture is unworthy of posting.

cleaned the grill and fired it up today, low on gas so don't want to do anything big.

did some ball park hot dogs on the grill to today.

http://i.imgur.com/YRtoQ55.jpg

— On the neighbor message Welcome to Grilling Season
3:19 p.m.

sounds unneigborly

2:11 p.m.

isn't that like against some fda law or something to have something mislabeled?
how are these still on the market? if they are cut with soybean oil I thought they would have to at least label that It contained soy for allergen purposes. what does the book say?

— On the neighbor message no soup for you?
2:08 p.m.

Sorry, just kidding. Your a good guy, it was just too good to pass up. We ok?

12:50 p.m.

most dense housing or household... jk... lol

11:49 a.m.

there is always the beat meeting.

11:12 a.m.

can anyone confirm or deny?

— On the neighbor message no soup for you?
12:53 a.m.

opps!

— On the neighbor message Forestry Cutting Down Infected Trees
11:55 p.m.

here is the hot sauces i have on hand

http://mytinyurl.com/c6hsf1szyr

http://mytinyurl.com/j8fnmqv46k

here is the olive oil i have on hand:

http://mytinyurl.com/8pw2z2mt8r

i probably will not make a trip to all the way fresh farms just to get hot sauce, anywhere have habanero hot sauce within walking distance of 6 corners? if not which should i use one should i use cholula or valentina ( the valentina is the black label)? I was going to use the valentina

— On the neighbor message no soup for you?
11:46 p.m.

This way also cops might have an idea of what the suspect looks like while on patrol, at this point I would call the district and let them know what you observed.

7:56 p.m.

k man, sounds like the same advise you would give a disgruntled wife.

10:53 a.m.

I think arena will listen, but a smaller project may not be feasible by the developer and unless there is a viable alternative or serious opposition, if what is proposed makes sense on paper and for the community, then it is most likely to be supported.

10:37 a.m.

there was concern about this being a smaller project too:

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20121209/portage-park/despite-opposition-alderman-supports-portage-park-senior-living-complex

http://ward45.org/new-6-corners-senior-housing-moving-forward/

maybe you should meet with the alderman first and see how many signatures you need to get on a petition for him to consider it. it would not be a wise investment of time to get a petition signed if it is not going to be considered. you need to know your goals first if you plan to be successful.

10:15 a.m.

with the city in all this debt, can a city file for bankruptcy?

they need to cut spending, that is what I do at home... I don't run out and get more credit. I can't force my employer to give me a raise to pay my overspends.

— On the neighbor message Higher Property Taxes, Better Schools??
9:22 a.m.

I hear the blood place is moving from next to there so not sure if petsmart is going to take both spots or if something else is going there.

— On the neighbor message Pet Store
8:45 a.m.

I got everything to the recipe except the hot sauce (preferably habanero). I was going to use the hot sauce that I had. I took a glance and did not see habanero hot sauce. I would take it if I used a hot sauce that I have and I like it would still turn out good.

also, I am just using olive oil that I have on hand and going with white onion instead of yellow, because I like white better.

— On the neighbor message no soup for you?
8:36 a.m.

in order for it to be profitable it should be converted to show live performances, that way they can charge 20 a head, pack the place and make a good profit. the problem with having one screen is if they have a bad showing at 5 dollars a head they are in the red. it needs to be a driver, think something big like live bands, blue man group type stuff, a live play, maybe even some stand up.... thank you very much, the theater could serve alcohol and regulas coffee and have baked goods from local schomes. maybe even have the coffee shop in the lobby always open, even it the theater is closed. if businesses work together they can win. just a thought.

— On the neighbor message Patio closing =(
1:50 a.m.

@dave, or videos.... don't forget videos.

— On the neighbor message Patio?
12:51 a.m.

@jimmy, went grocery shopping today for some missing items, almost there, maybe Tuesday....

just wanted to let you know I am really going to make it.

http://imgur.com/ebtoWQV

— On the neighbor message no soup for you?
12:42 a.m.

I mean like on top of the stairs itself, not exactly like in the picture.

— On the neighbor message Dogs and Stairs?
11:03 p.m.

so no chance of a ramp on the side of the stairs like this?

http://www.instructables.com/id/dog-ramp-for-decks/

— On the neighbor message Dogs and Stairs?
10:12 p.m.

Ownership is more desirable, not necessary condos. Ask yourself what is more desirable for you, do you own your place or rent it.

2:33 p.m.

@wmolfu,

I think the goal is to build all these apartments then raise property taxes so high people that will be forced out of their homes and then have someplace to move to if they want to stay in the neighborhood.

1:30 p.m.

reminds me of these, cast your vote

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qTIGg3I5y8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PnbKL3wuH4

— On the neighbor message Random
1:28 p.m.

I am with you portage park neighbor, I refinanced once, the goal is to try to pay down the mortgage enough so I can keep refinancing to lower the principal/interest rate so when the property tax goes up the payment would be the same. I also reduced coverage on my home owners insurance to save some money and keep my mortgage in line too. the year I refinanced property tax and homeowners insurance went up making my payments +200 a month. I was able to refinance and lower my insurance protested my property tax and got my payment back to the same while lowering interest and taking two years off the loan.

— On the neighbor message Higher Property Taxes, Better Schools??
1:23 p.m.

they should make a pedestrian walkway protected by stop signs.

it should be highly visible and would connect the sidewalk from Narragansett to the walk way on that side of the mall.

1 p.m.

a domestic is simply a domestic dispute. if he was not acting himself and yelling or something, she did the right thing and call the cops.

no matter what the situation was, she did the right thing by calling the cops. I would say that she is a role model.

typically victims of domestic abuse either call the cops a lot or not at all and stay in the situation. since this is not the case, I would believe the mrs. arena in which she states there was no abuse and that the call was misconstrued.

— On the neighbor message robocalls?
8:44 a.m.

i'll be bashful

3:29 a.m.

record as much information of the call such as number, time, etc submit a complaint form to the attorney general:

http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/consumers/conscomp.pdf

Indiana is already cracking down

http://wishtv.com/2014/04/08/no-call-law-enforcement-summit-underway/

if that does not work, then this might be the only thing that can arrest these robo calls:

http://mytinyurl.com/v8ns48tfh6

— On the neighbor message robocalls?
2:50 a.m.

thanks john;)

— On the neighbor message stumped
11:43 p.m.

your right on point lo'brien, I guess rahm adding bike lanes is more important to our future then our children. maybe he is counting on there are more bicyclist that would vote for him then children.

I wonder if bicyclist had to vote on how the money would be spent, they can choose only one, public school education or bike lanes?

— On the neighbor message Higher Property Taxes, Better Schools??
11:17 p.m.

I thought Apostrophe was a clothing store, live and learn's.... ohh, learns

— On the neighbor message crystal's oils and candle's
11:14 p.m.

when we have less crime like the suburbs then they can tax us like the suburbs, first things first.

— On the neighbor message Higher Property Taxes, Better Schools??
11:10 p.m.

why not condos?

11:07 p.m.

Spray wd 40 on it

8:46 p.m.

I did not know you could raise that many deer in the city.

— On the neighbor message New built building...
5:17 p.m.

Do not kill patrick.

— On the neighbor message New built building...
2:46 p.m.

one time I had my car alarm going off on my Toyota and someone smashed out my front windshield, looks like it could have been a bat. I even had a good dent in my dashboard because of it. I wish someone would have just put a note on my car to let me know it was a problem.

— On the neighbor message Happy Maids Car
12:12 p.m.

how long does it take them to relocate the meter? is it a couple day process or do they do it all at once?

— On the neighbor message People's Gas shutoff for no inspection?
11:42 a.m.

i'll ride a bike if I need to run a quick errand and too tired to walk, and traffic is bad that I don't want to take the car.

— On the neighbor message Why Bike?
10:59 a.m.

i think he only does electrical work for people over 18

— On the neighbor message Great handyman/painter/cleans gutters
12:24 a.m.

still, $900 is too much (for me), maybe if it was a little less or I had a little more, but I can ignore it and pretend it is what it is for $900.

i still have bigger issues in the house that need repair ie my flashing around my chimney and vent pipe, my bad roof on my garage, my more dirt than grass yard, my always clogging laundry drain, a problem with my electric where the tv now just started turning off when i use the washer, etc.

on my list of priorities tree branches are near the bottom at this point in time. 2 years ago when i got the estimate i was also in a little better situation, if it was around $600 for the 3 large branches at that time i probably would have done it. i can see going out on a limb and paying $200 to cut each large branch as it is pretty high, but for me it is not worth paying someone $300 a branch.

— On the neighbor message Tree trimming
12:16 a.m.

i needed some tree trimming done and called for an estimate to cut 3 huge branches, it was over $900, so i just let it be.

I rake up tons of bags of mulched leaves every year from my yard and be aware of falling branches. the worst falling branch fell on the house causing minimal damage that i was able to repair, but i still had to go up and cut it off the house, it was like 8ft long and probably 8 inches in diameter. other falling branches broke stuff in my yard, cut my grill cover, etc. once there was a 6 foot branch that fell in my yard and it stuck straight into the grown, i looked out the window and it looked like i had a tree growing in the middle of my yard. one of those "is that a tree?" moments. roots even got my sidewalk up 4 inches. Don't even get me started on the gutters. i put in gutter snakes to keep the leaves out and they work, but not so much for the helicopters.

now that i talk about it, maybe i need to save up to get rid of those few branches once and for all, i did get the estimate 2 years ago so it probably went up. that is if i can get this gas bill under control.... until then it is layers of sweatshirts and pizza combos (got them on clearance at menards awhile back).

— On the neighbor message Tree trimming
11:29 p.m.

if this is the hoy you are referring to, you can contact the sales group to be removed from distribution.

http://www.tribunemediagroup.com/portfolio/hoy/

9:26 p.m.

I would contact the alderman's office and ask what the funds would be used for. if you have anything that you feel funds should be spent on to improve the ward, it should be brought up to the alderman's office.

Participatory budgeting, at least at the moment, is not what you would call a widespread phenomenon.

http://gapersblock.com/mechanics/2012/11/14/arena-thinks-participatory-budgeting-could-expand/

7:03 p.m.

cullerton is pretty tied into the community and already knows a lot of the concerns that were brought to him/his office, I am pretty sure how he uses the funds will reflect that.

6:08 p.m.

a large moving truck cannot park in an alley to complete a move and block the alley all day, they need to be out front and have a permit or something.

i think what they may be inferring is that they are getting out of their garage and exiting the alley is blocked by delivery trucks.

at one point i heard the law is you have to leave at least 5 ft of clearance to allow cars to pass, i think that garbage trucks are excluded as long as they are moving along.

11:49 p.m.

so are these like nude pictures or like swimsuit calendars?

— On the neighbor message Shoe Repair recommendations
11:23 p.m.

I had it after the ride, I was hungry, long day. I had a sandwich for lunch about 1pm earlier.

After i ate the burgers I also had a couple of mozzarella cheese sticks and a small bowl of ice cream, a hand full of pizza combos, and 4 girl scout tag along cookies. you know that looking around the house for stuff to eat day.

everyone has those right?

— On the neighbor message Best burger and hotdog in the ward
11:17 p.m.

I think they want people to continue to believe things are fine because most people would feel uncomfortable and paranoid about the what is really going on.

— On the neighbor message Chicago Crime Stats Manipulated Downward?
8:11 p.m.

@johnny, what happened? was there more con then crete?

— On the neighbor message concrete contractor recommendations needed
7:24 p.m.

ok, forgot to mention jeffs on cicero, went there today since I was starving, two double cheese, starving no more. ahhh just finished eating.

here a pic

http://imgur.com/epMy3Oh

two double cheese, everything on it + sauerkraut and sport peppers, no mustard.

— On the neighbor message Best burger and hotdog in the ward
7:01 p.m.

here is closer pics

http://imgur.com/YdaWec4,ZZxXq34#1

— On the neighbor message drive thru
5:49 p.m.

Yeah, backed into the dunkin and attempted to free, police and hellis on scene. I am not near there can anyone get a pic?

— On the neighbor message drive thru
4:57 p.m.

If thats the case they should be removed and I completely agree with the concern of them being offensive.

— On the neighbor message Shoe Repair recommendations
8:59 a.m.

be careful, if laz finds out before the city, they can slap a meter on it, and no more free parking on Sundays either... lol

10:38 p.m.

all right, this is not grilled, but just want to put some pics up to get this thing going and give an example of how quick and helpful pics can be, there are two pics on this link.

http://imgur.com/wtpRdYL,YBvU9wn#1

made this a couple days ago, pork tenderloin in the slow cooker for 10 hours with pepper.

homemade sauce made from a few apples and tomatoes in a food processer with garlic, lemon, paprika, salt and oregano.

the noodles are ramen from an soup package, shredded cheddar on top and a couple dashes of parsley
.
simple

— On the neighbor message Welcome to Grilling Season
10:21 p.m.

now a days thou it seems like everyone wants to be politically correct and men can't be men and women can't be a women and people go out of their way to be offended.

try treating your spouse gender neutral, see how that goes. if your a man you want your wife to praise your ego to give you confidence to do stuff that she uses her womanly ways to get you to do. If you are a woman you want you man to respect you and really listen to stuff he doesn't care about and if he does it shows how much he loves you.

if the pictures are nude or beyond, that is one thing, but a couple of pin ups.

I think Jacalyn got it right, It won't bother her because she knows who she is and there is nothing wrong with letting a man have a little reminder that he is a man, if he needs it. In my book that makes her one cool chic and I mean that in highest regards.

— On the neighbor message Shoe Repair recommendations
10:11 p.m.

Dear franks has an awesome polish.

— On the neighbor message Best burger and hotdog in the ward
8:19 p.m.

Where's the pics?

— On the neighbor message Welcome to Grilling Season
7:35 p.m.

omg, flashback

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xbk7ig_tom-and-jerry-pecos-pest_fun

— On the neighbor message Fix a dent?
5:04 p.m.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JGXbIfeuRY

— On the neighbor message Fix a dent?
4:24 p.m.

Around here I like susies bacon double cheeseburger and hot dog express burgers. Super dawg has a good hotdog. A little further out I like charcoal delight, they have both good burgers and dogs. Everyone has different taste, but that is what I like around here. At least so far.

— On the neighbor message Best burger and hotdog in the ward
3:09 a.m.

First I would check if someone was really outside, then check the windows. Sometimes I hear things or the storm window is not up/down all the way.

— On the neighbor message Insulation?
3:06 a.m.

here is a burger I make every year, this is last years burger.

http://imgur.com/PNsTfCr

it has grilled onions in sugar with bbq sauce, 2 burgers with cheese, baby spinch and ranch dressing.

— On the neighbor message Welcome to Grilling Season
10:56 p.m.

great, thanks dennis;) we should keep a thread for all grilling pics, techniques and recipes.

— On the neighbor message Welcome to Grilling Season
6:58 p.m.

Sometimes, but mostly sit down.

— On the neighbor message no soup for you?
5:56 p.m.

Any pictures?

— On the neighbor message Welcome to Grilling Season
5:55 p.m.

I wonder if popeye knows that there are fake olive oil's

— On the neighbor message no soup for you?
5:22 p.m.

Sorry! We couldn't find you

We couldn't find your address within the Large Lots program area.

Try to include the street direction (N,S,E,W) or suffix (Ave, Dr, St, etc), or browse the map instead.

— On the neighbor message Lots for sale for $1
10:48 a.m.

@black and white, thanks i think we were stuck in that grey area for a spell.

— On the neighbor message A Very Clean Car
10:39 a.m.

@ jim, I will try to make it next week and post pics here. i will do my best to follow the recipe as close as possible, but already know i will use white onions instead of Spanish, as i like their sharper flavor.

— On the neighbor message no soup for you?
10:35 a.m.

And don't do shots of pure grain alcohol, it closes your throat, and when you put your head under the faucet because you can't breathe and need some water to open your throat, you will cough up pieces of your throat.

— On the neighbor message no soup for you?
10:09 a.m.

death can come from any direction, even diagonal!

— On the neighbor message Community Alert - Burglary Warning
12:16 a.m.

ok made the tomato apple sauce for the pork, ended up adding paprika, oregano and salt, garlic and lemon juice.

2 pics, 1st before sauce, second completed.

http://imgur.com/wtpRdYL,YBvU9wn#1

— On the neighbor message no soup for you?
10:59 p.m.

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— On the neighbor message A Grave Matter
10:38 p.m.

omg, if I go for a detail how much decent do I need in my wallet?

— On the neighbor message A Very Clean Car
9:47 p.m.

if its no trouble. yeah, I will try it. usually for chili I will go with lean ground beef, pepper, minced garlic, chili packets, green peppers, onions, and kidney beans (sometimes but not always corn). I don't really measure, but put in all the stuff.

It would be interesting to try something different. I usually will make something from what I have in the house or staple items. like the left overs for baked chicken one day becomes chicken salad or chicken parmesan the next. nothing like marina sauce and cheese to change a leftover. that spinach salad that starts to wilt gets boiled to a spinach side.

I am currently doing another pork tenderloin now and I am going to see if I can make a sauce for it by putting a few apples and tomatoes in a food processer and adding a little bit of lemon and going from there seasoning till it taste right, will see.

I agree with 2nd 3rd day. usually when I make chili I would make it in a big stock pot good for a few days anyway, that way the last day is the best.

90% of my cooking I do in less than a half hour. I made an excellent lasagna once that tasted awesome, but it like took forever... I just did not have the patience to make it again, which works out since I should not be eating pasta anyway.

— On the neighbor message no soup for you?
9:19 p.m.

true story.... the other day I had a nightmare of being in the house alone and someone was trying to knock down the back door. even thou I thought about what I would do in that situation, I froze a bit in the dream, I had no clear routine response planned out for the event. I was in my pajamas with no shoes on. I did not know whether to get my weapon, call the police or head out the front door. I did not have my cell phone on me at the time in the dream and did not know where it was, do I look for it??? what will happen in the next 20 minutes for the cops to come, then what if someone is waiting outside if I went out the front?

when I woke up I was concerned. I replayed situations in my head and role played what I would do, physically going through the motions. now I have a planned response if under siege and have relocated things in the house to better deal with potential conflict situations.

— On the neighbor message Community Alert - Burglary Warning
8:59 p.m.

I think they are just watching the dog trying to go up the stairs... lol

6:50 p.m.

make sure you check with older neighbors and let them know, they might not be on every block or know that this is happening. if you see elderly neighbors talking to someone you don' t know of they seem suspicious keep an eye out, say hi to your neighbor out loud and make sure the other person knows you are there. call police is anything seem out of the ordinary. there have been a couple of times I seen my one neighbor that was talking to people out front while doing his yard work. I went out there to see what it was all about and they were trying to get him to sign a contract for services. we all need to watch out if we want these problems to go away from our neighborhood. make it an easy neighborhood and more will come, make it difficult neighborhood and they will stay away.

— On the neighbor message Community Alert - Burglary Warning
4:41 p.m.

I mentioned that it is slang and slang is a type of word. kinda like what I learnt today.

— On the neighbor message Speed bump?
4:19 p.m.

well, then to keep it simple every great man had a mom :)

— On the neighbor message Shoe Repair recommendations
4:11 p.m.

I have to be honest I don't think I can comply with #2, I am not much of a beer/wine drinker. I would most likely look at the recipe follow it mostly and maybe leave some things out and put some things in, I would probably leave out the pork.

sorry all, but I am not going to deceive someone just to get a recipe, especially since I probably make chili a couple times a year. if jim does want to share/not share the his recipe with me/others that is totally his decision and I respect that.

— On the neighbor message no soup for you?
4:08 p.m.

dwellering.

to dwell is: To live as a resident; reside.

a dweller is: one who dwells

dewellering is: the act of residing by a dweller, slang for one that lives in a dwelling

— On the neighbor message Speed bump?
3:59 p.m.

the pin-ups that are offensive to others is probably the inspiration that makes him outstanding. everyone has their own things that inspire them. many great men where inspired by many great women.

— On the neighbor message Shoe Repair recommendations
3:50 p.m.

maybe a community board at a senior or nursing home.

— On the neighbor message A Grave Matter
2:02 p.m.

landscape cameras, originally designed to watch the grass grow.

— On the neighbor message Gas Meter change
11:07 a.m.

@jim, I would be interested with the red one, the one with the food (red meat) in it.

— On the neighbor message no soup for you?
10:48 a.m.

@sue, that is an easy recipe. I usually have most of those ingredients around the house anyway.

— On the neighbor message no soup for you?
10:45 a.m.

I would try to sell them back to the cemetery and see if you can negotiate a deal, maybe you could meet in the middle, it would be easier to sell if it were a set, but don't see that many people buying one plot. just not in the highest demand and then figure they would have to want that cemetery.

so chances of someone planning on dying soon that is alone and wants that cemetery is pretty slim, you might be waiting to sell for awhile.

if you sell back to the cemetery also, it should be easy and quick even if you lose some equity on it, then at least you can get the thought of thinking about it out of you head, sometimes that is worth it in itself.

— On the neighbor message A Grave Matter
10:33 a.m.

@Karen, how much did they charge to detail the car?

— On the neighbor message A Very Clean Car
10:32 a.m.

lazy is 3 minute ramen in they styro containers that you are not supposed to microwave, but everyone does anyway.

— On the neighbor message no soup for you?
11:54 p.m.

I think it has something to do with the refresh rate and when you start typing into the box on the thread.

if you start typing and in the meanwhile someone starts typing after you and submitting before you and you submit afterwards, since you started typing first and if you are in that refresh window, your post will be time stamped earlier.

— On the neighbor message Local Police Scanner Feed
11:52 p.m.

maybe they went on an off day.

— On the neighbor message Blaze-N-Grill
11:47 p.m.

you could have someone else call the cemetery and see how much a comparable grave is going for.

are the graves next to each other? also, some people might want to know if there are other graves next to them that are available if they have a larger family. good points to know before you sell.

also, just curious why are you selling, if you found immortality send me an email and let me know. most people keep these in the family to offset cost if anything happens, unless they adopt cremation or something.

— On the neighbor message A Grave Matter
11:21 p.m.

i think he is referring to Italian beef...

— On the neighbor message Blaze-N-Grill
11:15 p.m.

if anyone has a beef there, let me know how it is.

— On the neighbor message Blaze-N-Grill
7:41 p.m.

@ jimmy, a chilli recipe would be good, whatca got.

— On the neighbor message no soup for you?
5:48 p.m.

no, not now, but a good thick beef stew crock pot recipe would be highly welcomed now if anyone has any.

— On the neighbor message no soup for you?
2:05 p.m.

good to know I am not the only one that still listens to cassettes.

— On the neighbor message ikea at six corners?
11:58 a.m.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daGz-5KO56Y

I got my furniture at value city

— On the neighbor message ikea at six corners?
11:04 p.m.

We need a federal bail out for chicago.

11:18 a.m.

make sure you get the t pane with no auto tune

10:26 a.m.

no, he graduated from it

— On the neighbor message Coming Soon to Portage Park
10:15 a.m.

maybe he lives on monica's block...lol

— On the neighbor message Need Garage 4 Rent
7:53 a.m.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwHB4hfg0wY

— On the neighbor message Dogs and Stairs?
10:48 p.m.

maybe they got their catalytic converters too...jk..lol

8:08 p.m.

@monica, how many people are in his household?

7:44 p.m.

Maybe they should reduce the width of the street and put in a bike lanes.

— On the neighbor message Speed bump?
3:35 p.m.

Permit parking could be option.

11:38 a.m.

I see cars race from speed hump to speed hump, slamming on the brakes when they get to the hump, slowly going over than full thottle to the next hump.then In the winter with the snow and ice, l heard some are not clearly marked and cars were crashing into parked cars when they hit the hump.

— On the neighbor message Speed bump?
11:25 a.m.

your right dennis, I don't think all cyclist are bad thou, but I agree some cyclist think is if a bicyclist goes through a red light... big deal what is the worse that can happen, if a car goes through a red light there should be mandatory prison time.

also, some cyclist go though red lights and don't stop at stop signs and do many things to speed up or not stop, but want at the same time want others to slow down.

— On the neighbor message Chicago Critical Mass (Bike Rides)
5:28 a.m.

cut down..... or stolen???

— On the neighbor message city tree cutting
10:47 p.m.

just curious out of all the people that don't have a problem paying for parking or parallel parking on Milwaukee in heavy traffic, how often do you pay and park on Milwaukee?
most people won't have an issue with it if they are not doing it, just curious are you paying every day to visit 6 corners or what? what is your frequency?

— On the neighbor message 6 corners businesses
10:35 p.m.

joanie, you have baseboard electric heat or a blower unit?

— On the neighbor message Shocked By Electric Bill Opt-Out?
10:08 p.m.

electric heat typically cost more than gas heat.

— On the neighbor message Shocked By Electric Bill Opt-Out?
7:43 p.m.

@portage parker 46,

"I absolutely love the round abouts"

this just for you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Tdu4uKSZ3M

— On the neighbor message Speed bump?
6:54 p.m.

@ryan, you mentioned managing it... maybe we should get the light timing synchronized first.

— On the neighbor message Area traffic problems, please weigh in
5:58 p.m.

Basically he's stating by reducing lanes of traffic, it would be quicker by walking or biking.

— On the neighbor message Area traffic problems, please weigh in
11:36 a.m.

a fed ex kinkos would do well

— On the neighbor message New Retailers - more ideas
11 p.m.

@portage porker, not happy because you remember that night or the dog turd?

— On the neighbor message Pick up Yard/Curb Trash
7:50 p.m.

High Rent, people don't know how to parallel park, no free parking, businesses that come are wrong for the area because demographics are flawed.

— On the neighbor message 6 corners businesses
7:07 a.m.

there are many places in California with vegetarian options in burger places. something like this:

http://seasonallie.wordpress.com/2012/08/14/pinetwenty2/

I think it is all about expectations. when a vegetarian hears that there are vegetarian options, it leads them to believe that they also cater to vegetarians and there would be a few options available. I would concur that if they do not have a lot of options that they should list either vegetarian option (not options) or in my opinion not list it at all.

i am not sure what my expectations would be going to a burger place for vegetarian food, but i would have no frame of reference because i am a meatarian. i know it is popular in California, but how many specifically burger places have a plethora of vegetarian options? i don't know maybe someone can chime in.

— On the neighbor message New Leadbelly Open for Lunch
5:08 a.m.

@ chris I find it odd that your bill was 321 and mine was 320. How close is the billing history I posted above compared to yours?

— On the neighbor message New Peoples Gas Bill for Budget Customers
9:22 p.m.

if caught they should be fined.

— On the neighbor message DICK-inson Park
6:32 p.m.

if you don't have a dog you can borrow, you can rent one.

http://hireadog.com/rent-a-pet-now-you-can-hire-a-dog-for-one-day-at-a-time-with-new-time-share-pet-service-mail-online/

— On the neighbor message Dogs and Stairs?
6:09 p.m.

and a stiff fine

— On the neighbor message DICK-inson Park
6:06 p.m.

I heard they are putting one up around the 5400 block of w Higgins

5:53 p.m.

dat pho sure.

— On the neighbor message KIng Pho
5:45 p.m.

how steep is it? could you do a small ramp on the side with like 2X3/4 inch planks on it for traction?

something like this:

http://www.instructables.com/id/dog-ramp-for-decks/

or if you have the money this:

http://petsitterpatrol.com/2012/04/24/8000-dog-stair-lift-the-first-of-its-kind/

— On the neighbor message Dogs and Stairs?
5:22 p.m.

here is my summary

2013
01-24 $188
02-22 $182
03-25 $168
04-24 $142
05-22 $ 80
06-21 $ 65
07-24 $ 52
08-23 $ 49
09-24 $ 53
10-24 $ 63
11-25 $133
12-24 $200

2014
01-27 $267
02-25 $256
03-26 $320

— On the neighbor message New Peoples Gas Bill for Budget Customers
5:07 p.m.

I hope they get it resolved, and don't, well... sit on it.

— On the neighbor message DICK-inson Park
5:02 p.m.

Their comming back?

— On the neighbor message Irving-Austin Business District Facelift
4:55 a.m.

Yeah, they had good prices too.

— On the neighbor message Fuego de Amigo Chino
4:53 a.m.

No pier pressure here

— On the neighbor message Was Pier I Imports in Six Corners?
7:06 p.m.

My last bill was 320, normally about 250. I am not on the budget plan. I have turned down the thermostat to 66, put on a flannel, hung the clothes on the basement pipes hoping they dry before they freeze and started using the microwave. However there seems to be no way that I can cut out a hot shower, I just have to set a timer or , something, something.

— On the neighbor message New Peoples Gas Bill for Budget Customers
7:05 p.m.

The school was named for Ernst Prussing, who came to this country with Carl Schurz. He was a leading figure in civic affairs prior to and after the 1871 Chicago fire. Among his contributions as a member of the Chicago Board of Education was the introduction of teaching German in the Chicago schools.

— On the neighbor message Can anyone tell me more about Prussing?
4:24 p.m.

@sean, your post does not mention the vet is a vet for an animal.
http://www.nvam.org/
just me being me ;)

— On the neighbor message In need of vet recommendation
12:17 a.m.

when I hear herman, this is the image that pops in my head: http://mytinyurl.com/t4yjthy23d

— On the neighbor message Was Pier I Imports in Six Corners?
11:18 p.m.

interesting, the difference between enema and enemy falls on one letter change.

11:16 p.m.

deja vu giving me deja vu flashbacks, make them stop. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjhS-JeZBms

— On the neighbor message Was Pier I Imports in Six Corners?
10:37 p.m.

yes, they are pretty good, you know the big guy?

— On the neighbor message Where is your favorite rib place?
9:37 p.m.

I would check the vet museum on Milwaukee, they may have information on existing vets in the neighborhood.

— On the neighbor message In need of vet recommendation
9:36 p.m.

We need a hooters by foster and northwest highway

— On the neighbor message New Retailers - more ideas
5:34 p.m.

Never heard of an antique plant.

— On the neighbor message Was Pier I Imports in Six Corners?
4:17 p.m.

ok, so it is a big bowl of soup, I guess if it's like 500 calories it could be a meal, does it have more meat than say an average soup, like a thin stew?

no, never had bouillabaisse or an italian zuppi de mare.

— On the neighbor message KIng Pho
10:44 a.m.

@arnie, people trying to twerk, back things up and drop it like it's hot, shake it like a salt shaker, tootsie rolling, putting thangs down and all that. something has got to go sometime.

— On the neighbor message Acupuncture
10:34 a.m.

Nissan Ultima?

— On the neighbor message Good Morning...
10:15 a.m.

I have had like homeade soups, but never pho soup, but it was never a primary meal. The only time I ate “just soup" was when I was a kid.

— On the neighbor message KIng Pho
9:05 a.m.

@mike, Cicero and Byron would be nice, there is a building already built and i believe it is for lease.

http://www.patioribs.com/

— On the neighbor message Pet Smart Coming to Six Corners
1:18 a.m.

then, it is a secret.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJP5f-fsHrs

— On the neighbor message Are There Any Police Officers In 16TH??
12:08 a.m.

well, cw price was not my style anyway, not that I buy a lot of clothes.

I was so excited I bought a shirt the other day at sears. I had a sears gift card with a few bucks left over on it. found a sweater at 80% off $7.99 used my $5 in shop your way surprise points and got it for $2.99. which after I used my gift card was like free.

— On the neighbor message Chiro One and Villari's Martial Arts Studios
12:05 a.m.

actually general motors, lol

— On the neighbor message Chicago's Northwest Corridor Top 50 Guide
12:05 a.m.

pho soup, what is the big deal it's just soup. I typically don't say ohh boy I am going to go out and get some soup. soup is something I typically eat before a meal, like an appetizer. what am I missing is this pho soup something more or is it just, well..... soup.

— On the neighbor message KIng Pho
11:58 p.m.

I still don't see the big thing, it's soup right? maybe I need to try it, what makes it good? what am I missing?

— On the neighbor message KIng Pho
11:53 p.m.

that's good. fwiw, I am sorry that happened to youse

— On the neighbor message Citgo Gas Station
11:52 p.m.

I went to some place on fullerton and central somewhere around there (don't remember the name) several years ago, I got my license at 16 and while I was in high school was told that I had to take drive ed in school. I asked them what do you mean, I have my license! can I get a study hall or something? no, it is a graded class and you need to take it. I said a graded class, here is my license holding it up, that is an "a" right, that is the point of the class. can I please have a study hall? no you have to take the class. so bogus.

— On the neighbor message Driving School Recommendations
11:44 p.m.

I think they caught a picture of them leaving the station:

http://img115.imageshack.us/img115/407/flyvsofts6.jpg

— On the neighbor message Citgo Gas Station
11:30 p.m.

maybe they are suggesting that planting a tree can block the sound.

— On the neighbor message They wakey the stroller
11:27 p.m.

A friend was in when they were still opened and asked them. They said they we re getting all new stuff and were not closing for good.

— On the neighbor message Chiro One and Villari's Martial Arts Studios
10:04 p.m.

that "women" I live with. when your dealing with more than one it can be challenging, have you tried a fan? I have a patton fan. I can't sleep without it on.
if there is loud construction outside, I find a tape with a soothing sound like megadeth or some classical. foam earplugs could be an option.

— On the neighbor message They wakey the stroller
11:13 a.m.

I meant to say that Is what I have.

— On the neighbor message Community Farm on Those Dollar Lots?
12:08 a.m.

dennis, I am signed up for http://sweeparound.us/ if you put in your address in the box it will let you know your area and you can sign up for alerts. it has worked for me and is easy.

— On the neighbor message Street Sweeping season begins April 1st
11:34 p.m.

yeah,

http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/streets/provdrs/streets_san/svcs/street_sweeping.html

there is two tabs one for street cleaning schedule and one for street cleaning map, there are 2 dates listed per area.

— On the neighbor message Street Sweeping season begins April 1st
11:28 p.m.

links are working on my computer

— On the neighbor message Street Sweeping season begins April 1st
11:15 p.m.

yeah, I think bill did the same thing as this:

http://ward45.org/your-ward/chicagos-northwest-corridor-brochure/

just without the pictures, maybe if something like that is expected to help one area, it maybe good for another.

anyone want to take pictures of the places bill mentioned?

— On the neighbor message Irving-Austin Business District Facelift
9:45 p.m.

I usually just go to jewel because it it easy and on the way, i usually will only buy what is on sale. I have a pork tenderloin that I got there buy 1 get 2 free in the slow cooker now.

— On the neighbor message Meat
7:33 p.m.

Monday and Tuesdays they close at 10pm

— On the neighbor message Bacon
11:02 a.m.

@dennis, med well, like cooked on a grill. either you a vegetarian or you totally missed the joke.

— On the neighbor message Community Farm on Those Dollar Lots?
11:15 p.m.

@dennis, I disagree I have no problem with a cow in an urban setting, just as long as its med well.

— On the neighbor message Community Farm on Those Dollar Lots?
10:14 p.m.

typically people don't drive miles to get to those places not really a destination or draw to the neighborhood. more supportive of local need.

— On the neighbor message Chiro One and Villari's Martial Arts Studios
10:11 p.m.

how now brown cow

— On the neighbor message Retirement & Social Security Decisions
9:58 p.m.

the catch is that there are more lower income people in the area than one would think and that is not really a bad thing. that demographic alone is a factor in attracting those businesses. a lot of apartments around here, not sure how many of those households are pulling in 6 figures....well, maybe the drug ones, but that is another story.

— On the neighbor message Chiro One and Villari's Martial Arts Studios
9:57 p.m.

Semi vacant means that there are no semi trucks there.

— On the neighbor message Vacant car dealership on milwaukee
9:34 p.m.

bike shop... lol

— On the neighbor message Vacant car dealership on milwaukee
8:31 p.m.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bp9Kwe0v7L4

— On the neighbor message Curtain shopping
8:26 p.m.

ok, I could not stay away, went to elly's
they sat me in the booth next to the cash register on the east wall closest to foster and i noticed something was wrong. it was a low table. i looked across the room and noticed another table on the south wall and it appeared to be higher. i asked if this table seemed low and pointed out the another table looked higher, she said if i wanted to move i could, but why don't i go sit over there to see if there was a difference first.... yes, there was so i moved.

i started drinking my water when i noticed there was something wrong with my glass, there was something on the inside of the glass, it was all around the inside of the glass toward the top, looked like dishwater residue, i could rub it off with my finger. i asked for a new glass in which i held up to the light this time before drinking.
my waitress came to my table and said help me out, what soup did you have again? i am sorry i thought I told them to bring it out... i said they did, and i already ate it.

i ordered the steak and shrimp here is how it was delivered to the table http://imgur.com/B1BMso3 they did not have mashed potatoes so i ended up having hash browns. the steak had a good char and flavor on the outside, but a little dry on the inside.

they do have free soda refills, but did not have lemonade

they are 24 hours with the exception of monday and tuesday in which they close at 10

upon leaving i asked the guy at the counter if he knew that those tables on that side where lower and he said really, i held my hand to my leg to measure the one table and walked over to the other and showed there was like a 2 inch difference. he said he never noticed and maybe it had something to do with mounting the tables into the wall. i told him that i just want to make sure he knew that way he could avoid sitting larger guest in those low tabled booth. he said it was good to know.

— On the neighbor message Elly's Opening?
8:20 p.m.

i'll settle for good enough for now.

— On the neighbor message Lawn Care/Spring Clean-up Recomendations
5:46 p.m.

is the smell during drying or throughout the whole cycle? any smoke? has it progressively gotten worse or did it start all of a sudden?

check if there is something caught on the heating element.

— On the neighbor message Dishwasher repair recommendations
5:43 p.m.

I want plain simple green grass lawn, something about the smell of a fresh cut lawn. not sure I want to go through all that tiling and mulching and sanding and stuff. I was thinking maybe something like easier like this:
http://www.menards.com/main/p-2256164-c-10116.htm
anything is better then what is going on now.

— On the neighbor message Lawn Care/Spring Clean-up Recomendations
5:21 p.m.

nice flashback: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bEkq7JCbik

— On the neighbor message Dishwasher repair recommendations
5:17 p.m.

That was problem, I had more weeds than grass. It did not kill the little grass that I had. My lawn was 75% weeds.

— On the neighbor message Lawn Care/Spring Clean-up Recomendations
12:37 p.m.

i just can't afford a lawn service, the thought would have never come to mind for me.

speaking of lawn, i put weed killer on my grass last year and now i have a yard of dirt. yeah.....well, what is the cheapest and best grass seed to throw down for an area that does not get a lot of sun?

Also, any simple tips on planting grass seed. never had to do it before. i have been just cutting the weeds real short so they looked like grass, then a neighbor recommended this weed killer and well, here i am today with my dirt yard...

— On the neighbor message Lawn Care/Spring Clean-up Recomendations
11:54 p.m.

@phil, i think what people may be thinking is if arena knows that he is one of the few voting for something and his vote is not going change the decision, that he should vote with the majority to avoid any negatives from the mayor that may potentially hurt the ward.

now, the argument can be made that arena is voting ethically and what he believes to be in the best interest of the public. which would be the right thing to do, but in Chicago politics it is a judgment call if being ethical will get you anything from the mayor... not sure exactly how that's going.

— On the neighbor message Local lay of the land and 2015 elections
11:34 p.m.

fuhnny...lol

— On the neighbor message KIng Pho
11:25 p.m.

@bill, did not think you the type to seek out a service for lawn care, but I understand that there are better things to spend time on.

I envisioned you well, more like this: http://mytinyurl.com/2c0rffrgy2

— On the neighbor message Lawn Care/Spring Clean-up Recomendations
11:13 p.m.

nice, did not think you where banned.

— On the neighbor message Local lay of the land and 2015 elections
11:11 p.m.

wow, I never thought to cook bacon in the oven!
since I grew up we always cooked it in a fry pan, kinda messy if you ask me. I do have a foreman like grill, so maybe i'll give that a shot too. I never liked cooking it in the fry pan anyway.

— On the neighbor message Elly's Opening?
11:02 p.m.

@annabelle4128, who was this that pm'd you? if your throwing it out there throw it all out.

— On the neighbor message Local lay of the land and 2015 elections
10:58 p.m.

I think st francis is in heaven

— On the neighbor message LOST CAT
7:28 p.m.

I like my bacon medium, slightly crispy.

speaking of bacon how do people cook bacon at home, do you use a bacon press, nothing or something else?

— On the neighbor message Elly's Opening?
6:57 p.m.

oh, brother.... every time I hear another dollar store this is what plays out in my head.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5HOt0ZOcYk

— On the neighbor message Chiro One and Villari's Martial Arts Studios
5 p.m.

@jim, what about reheating left over pizza, I usually use the toaster oven, what method would you recommend?

also, on the links you provided uses the temp of 550. when I get store bought pizza I usually am setting at 425 or 450. if I want to optimize my cheap store bought pizza is it better to cook at the 550 for less time?

right now my method of baking pizza is on a regular metal round pizza pan with holes that I put aluminum foil over. it is crispy but not crunchy crispy.

by the way I have made homemade pizzas before, just not at your level, I went the jiffy mix route, but I want to expand my knowledge.

this is good stuff, I never knew there were so many different cooking surfaces for cooking pizza. I usually order from al's and was thinking of getting an aluminum pizza pan because al's uses them, they are probably super easy to clean, and affordable.

— On the neighbor message Pizza
4:48 p.m.

I would think that would be phony pho, no

— On the neighbor message KIng Pho
4:45 p.m.

take pictures of what you have and imgur them to this thread. or list what you got and people can email you for more info through every block email if they are interested.

circle savvy got a for sale tab and nextdoor has a classified tab for free listings. if you want to list them there put a link on this thread.

— On the neighbor message Downsizing
4:22 p.m.

Thanks jim.

— On the neighbor message Pizza
12:33 p.m.

I will flip flop between Kikkoman and brags liquid aminos.

— On the neighbor message Pizza
10:42 p.m.

looks like 710 mg or 30% , there are 4 servings per container. so I had 2840mg of sodium. so like 120% daily value.

for the rest per serving while I am at it:

total fat 18g
saturated 8 g
trans fat 0g
cholesterol 40mg
fiber 2g
sugars 4g
protein 15g
vit a 15%
vit c 6%
Calcium 20%
iron 6%

— On the neighbor message Pizza
10:23 p.m.

@jim, since you seem to be the pizza expert. what differences does pizza pans make.

metal with holes in it
metal no holes
aluminum pan
pizza stone
cast iron pan
insulated pan
pizza screen

— On the neighbor message Pizza
10:14 p.m.

at least people carrot enough to have one, i hope no one gets beet.

— On the neighbor message Community Farm on Those Dollar Lots?
9:42 p.m.

I just ate a jewel thin and crispy essential everyday pizza, yeah, the whole pizza. they are on sale at jewel 4 for $10. for what it is worth I put basil and hot sauce on it.

— On the neighbor message Pizza
9:30 p.m.

thanks jason

— On the neighbor message Vintage Mopeds?
2:26 p.m.

@jim, I like Cholula too

— On the neighbor message Pizza
1:29 p.m.

I put this on my pizza, http://mytinyurl.com/nh6p89xh8b
if you have not tried it, it is very good

— On the neighbor message Pizza
12:24 p.m.

@Dennis, thanks for your candid reviews, good stuff. keep the ranking on who is the crispiest by your standards.

— On the neighbor message Pizza
12:18 a.m.

@arnie, after-school special flashback

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyeJ55o3El0

— On the neighbor message Candidates Pick Up Your Signs
12:12 a.m.

@mike, we need one of these around here: http://www.patioribs.com/

— On the neighbor message Pet Smart Coming to Six Corners
12:10 a.m.

i am all for abiding the law, but i have to live here and will do what i have to do. if a couple branches are going to get in my way, i am just going to take um out. i am not going to be held in fear in my own house waiting to get hit in the head with a tree. as i said i trimmed my neighbor's tree for them and everyone around was happy because of it. you can take 5 minutes and be done with a branch at a time or you can wait who knows how long. something's are a judgment call. if there are big limbs, i would definitely contact a professional, but i would not be scared of a couple branches.

— On the neighbor message Tree trimming
10:15 p.m.

Welcome 2

— On the neighbor message New to Portage Park, Long time on EB
9:30 p.m.

It would only happen to me the removed the meter, there was a pop and smoke started coming out of the tv and computer outlet, and a couple of lights in the basement, defiantly a confusing momment.

— On the neighbor message Water Bill
9:12 p.m.

yes, after they blew up my tv and computer by replacing the meter because they cut the ground off my pipe. then for some reason when they re-connected the water, my shower did not work and they had to come back with a reverse hand pump. at the time my surge protector blew on my computer and when i plugged in the computer it was working so when I signed the release for them to compensate me for the tv, I released all liability, later I found that some surge got through the computer and fried it. it went dead a few days after I signed the release.

yeah, but lower bills now...

— On the neighbor message Water Bill
6:10 p.m.

literalist?

— On the neighbor message New to Portage Park, Long time on EB
6:10 p.m.

@polonia, what if you have a tree in your parkway that branches go over onto your property line, legally you can cut up to your property line right? like air rights, no?

— On the neighbor message Tree trimming
5:57 p.m.

so that was a yes?

— On the neighbor message Vintage Mopeds?
5:52 p.m.

welcome, what is a logan square enthusiast enthu?

— On the neighbor message New to Portage Park, Long time on EB
5:44 p.m.

@jason, can you fix old riding mower?

— On the neighbor message Vintage Mopeds?
11:44 a.m.

I redeemed my free birthday pizza from al's pizza the other day.

— On the neighbor message Elly's Opening?
9:57 a.m.

Ok, I'll send you a pic, thanks tim

— On the neighbor message Trenches on Major
5:58 a.m.

@dave, pho is Vietnamese soup typically with rice noodles and meat.

— On the neighbor message KIng Pho
12:56 a.m.

it is nice seeing all the positive things all together

— On the neighbor message Chicago's Northwest Corridor Top 50 Guide
6:49 p.m.

http://mytinyurl.com/j400m789jt

— On the neighbor message I need to stroll
2:45 p.m.

what color is it??

— On the neighbor message I need to stroll
2:09 p.m.

isn't it shoop?

1:16 p.m.

I take it back, I think your right, maybe it is a dialect thing.

— On the neighbor message Chicago's Northwest Corridor Top 50 Guide
12:42 p.m.

i thought it was "ober by dare"

https://www.google.com/#q=%22ober+by+dare%22

— On the neighbor message Chicago's Northwest Corridor Top 50 Guide
12:39 p.m.

I went to longhorn the other night, had some gift cards that made it so I can go. I originally went when they first opened and never was back, that was like 6 years ago. they weren't the greatest, but this time around they weren't bad.

same with ewok, I went there when they first opened and was not that impressed, maybe I need to give them another shot.

seems to make sense to give restaurants some time to get acclimated before you judge. I would say if you wanted to go, go ahead and go, but don't judge them till they have a couple weeks in.

— On the neighbor message Elly's Opening?
11:32 a.m.

guess we found one of the regulars... double lol

— On the neighbor message Broken Glass
11:22 a.m.

only a regular would know this....lol

— On the neighbor message Broken Glass
11:13 a.m.

cross my fingers have not got a speed camera warning or ticket yet.

— On the neighbor message Speed Cameras... Stories/Issues?
12:27 a.m.

ponch, if it was more square I'd say baker.

— On the neighbor message Trenches on Major
12:20 a.m.

thanks hank, good info

— On the neighbor message Broken Glass
10:58 p.m.

@ald tim, I got my new shared sidewalk program sidewalk in summer of 2013, it has a chip in the middle of it already, aren't these supposed to be guaranteed for a period of time? is there anything I can do?

— On the neighbor message Trenches on Major
10:56 p.m.

what would you call them.. jk

I agree, is where would ryan find the park supervisor, is there a number he can call?

— On the neighbor message Broken Glass
9:05 p.m.

so they were supposed to open today, anyone go?

report?

— On the neighbor message Elly's Opening?
2:04 p.m.

Been here 10 years, how long before I am fully vested?

12:25 p.m.

I lived in lakeview at the time

11:02 a.m.

I would say, just do it yourself. I trimmed my neighbors tree with a pole saw and a sawzall. the key is if it is a lot of trimming don't do it all at once, cut a branch, drag it to the back yard chop it up into pieces and get rid of it. in the 5 minutes of you cutting a branch and getting in trouble for it is slim. you mow your lawn in the parkway, how is trimming the tree any different. we have enough problems in the neighbor hood with theft and crime, I don't think a cop is going to say, "oh! look frank, that person is trimming his tree... lets get him!"

— On the neighbor message Tree trimming
10:53 a.m.

@ 6 cornered,

I get a kick when they have those free test, I always come out in the green. they seem amazed. from time to time to keep the kinks out I go to National College of Naprapathic Medicine.

there was one time I did one of those test (another chiropractic clinic)and they invited me to the office for a free x ray. I went and they said that I carried my head forward to much and that they can correct it with chiropractic treatments for $1,800. I almost got whiplash turning my head to find the exit. I asked the naprapath at the college that I carried my head forward and they said just roll up a small towel and put it under your neck when you sleep for a few months. problem solved.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/national-college-of-naprapathic-medicine-chicago-2

prices are reasonable and I recommended a friend years ago and he avoided having a not needed surgery. I used to go every once and a while, but now I go if I got a knot or feel like some pulled muscle can lead to a bigger injury. if you ever have that thing caught in your neck where you can look one way, but not that way, they can get that kink right out, same day.

— On the neighbor message Chiro One and Villari's Martial Arts Studios
10:48 a.m.

here's to new baconings, I hope elly's has a salad opening day!

— On the neighbor message Elly's Opening?
10:32 a.m.

Was not sure if he was asking me or wavelandagain. But, I answered anyway.

7:29 a.m.

are you asking me?

11:44 p.m.

also, have to look at price, at this stage of the game in this neighborhood, start with lower prices, build cliental and then slowly raise prices as volume increases. i wonder how lux blue is doing.

— On the neighbor message Chiro One and Villari's Martial Arts Studios
11:41 p.m.

i think its a sitcom

11:39 p.m.

My dad told me to leave it in the yard, the gates were locked. I was being called in to eat dinner.

8:20 p.m.

I had a silver fox bike that was stolen, when I was a kid, I had it all of a few days.

looked like this one, but new: http://imgur.com/ohanwGA

7:02 p.m.

i only went there when they first opened so maybe they have gotten better.

— On the neighbor message Ewok
6:11 p.m.

so now that we are on the subject, any good places around here for some chocolate walnut fudge?

6:03 p.m.

I liked it better when it was wong's. I tried it once when it first opened, something seem to be missing. maybe I'll give them another shot. I usually order from jess café, I tried hong kong garden and they are ok, would order from them again.

— On the neighbor message Ewok
4:29 p.m.

I love gauntlet too. just remember "remember,do not shoot food"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mMJio2MO6w

— On the neighbor message Old tricks at the polling place?
4:27 p.m.

http://mytinyurl.com/vp6nncddh8

— On the neighbor message Ewok
4:23 p.m.

ditto, flashback, the mimeograph

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B979xBnk2Hg

2:31 a.m.

everyone got their own opinion on what old is. I would agree that he does not act old and probably acts younger than me most of the time. I am often serious most of the time now, except on here, I try to find my lost self. no one would figure I used to laugh and be sociable. this is my birthday month so I am feeling older, just rolling faster down that hill now.

— On the neighbor message Ella's opening March 19th
2:23 a.m.

me stated "someone bring kenji", so I would say yeah

— On the neighbor message Ella's opening March 19th
12:28 a.m.

I'd be worried about an engine falling on my house or something. one of my fears is getting hit by a plane. I grew up with a friend that drove everywhere and would never fly. I asked him why? statistically it's safer then driving a car right? he said, "you see my theory is if your in a car and crash into another car, there is a chance you'll be ok, but if your in a plane and crash into another plane... chances not so good". that there are many car crashes and people are ok, plane crashes not so much.

— On the neighbor message Planes and more planes
9:50 p.m.

@cnaue, awesome name

— On the neighbor message city tree cutting
7:28 p.m.

I went to blue angel once, what a terrible experience. first the waitress took forever, waited 30min before she took the order. she looked kinda grumpy as well. the food came and it was not great, the thing is there was flies flying around and i just could not eat. i motioned to the waitress that i was ready for the check and i am taking everything to go, and she said you want your dessert to go, you know you get a dessert. ok, I'll take apple pie. she put the apple pie in a bag and i was out of there. on the way back that bingo place on Milwaukee was on fire. i stopped to see what was going on for a few minutes and got back in the car to go home. when i got home i started getting all my stuff and picked up the bag with the apple pie, the bag was leaking something and got all over my pants, i thought, what kinda apple pie is this? i looked in the bag and come to find that there was ice cream on top. who puts ice cream on an apple pie to go?

— On the neighbor message Ella's opening March 19th
5:36 p.m.

@ me, I like awesome, best

— On the neighbor message Ella's opening March 19th
5:26 p.m.

thanks, his tree already has been tagged for removal, he was not sure if the city would just plant another one in it's place...

— On the neighbor message city tree cutting
3:51 p.m.

can one opt for no tree? just wondering a neighbor is getting his tree down, and he really does not want another one.

— On the neighbor message city tree cutting
3:32 p.m.

plane and simple

— On the neighbor message Planes and more planes
3:26 p.m.

I need some clarification, is a cool chick the opposite of a hot chick??

— On the neighbor message Ella's opening March 19th
3:23 p.m.

learn something new everyday;)

3:18 p.m.

You mean the son of svengoolie, right.

1:26 p.m.

I don't see why the city is complaining thou, they said this was all about safety right? or was it?
i think a big reason for making the calculation of brining in $70 million were based off of traffic studies. traffic studies that were wrong!
i can see them raising fines because of this.

11:11 a.m.

No twa?

— On the neighbor message Planes and more planes
7:54 p.m.

you mean yo, yo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMHJxUC1iMI

— On the neighbor message Planes and more planes
7:03 p.m.

Chicago word of the day "cnaue"

— On the neighbor message Child abduction?
6:58 p.m.

@bill, you ever find out if your Valentine picks it up?

12:31 p.m.

It contradicts your other statements. That is why its easier to say your right.

8:34 a.m.

have you stashed some original hai karate or do you get the reproduction.

I have a stash of Carrington cologne and for special occasions.

— On the neighbor message Suspicious too me...
11:33 p.m.

@dennis, so I guess most pizza places in the neighborhood have crisp crust according to this thread. maybe the key is just asking for extra thin and ordering from who is closest. just trying to think of something to help you narrow it down.

— On the neighbor message Pizza
11:27 p.m.

i'll just say you right and leave it at that, I just have no idea why you brought this up:

"That said, because of a shortage of police officers, traffic enforcement in our area is just not a high priority."

Unfortunately, the 16th District is the largest in the city. The Chicago Police Dept has been understaffed by 1000-2000 officers for several years now. Police resources in quieter sections of the city have been diverted/reassigned to higher crime areas making the resource shortage even worse for our particular area. On any given night the 16th District has only 2 or 3 beat cars on the street according to a policeman neighbor in the know. That said, because of a shortage of police officers, traffic enforcement in our area is just not a high priority.

11:16 p.m.

Oh, and I thought I was agreeing with you that there was not enough police.

6:12 p.m.

Really?

— On the neighbor message Suspicious too me...
2:50 p.m.

what do you shave with?

— On the neighbor message Suspicious too me...
11:51 a.m.

I have never had a straight razor shave, can someone explain the experience?

— On the neighbor message Traditional Men's Barber Shop
11:43 a.m.

i think if there were enough police officers to enforce the law on Milwaukee there would be less accidents and a road diet would have never came up. so technically the solution should be to add more cops.

but, this is about rahm's commitment to making more protected bike lanes, he has already made the promise to build.

11:11 a.m.

maybe you can spray one on

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GeF7A05zQ8

— On the neighbor message Suspicious too me...
10:58 a.m.

yeah, unfortunately most of the people I grew up with are gone too.

funny story is about a month ago this big 6 foot bald guy with a beard comes up to me, here is the conversation:

"hey, I know you"! (looking kinda mean when he said it)

you know me huh?

"yeah, you used to drive that car with the x's in the headlights" "you used to live on paulina"

ok, you know me, do I know you?

"yeah, you know me"

well, I did not grow up with any bald 6ft guys with beards, so you going to have to help me out.

"it's me John from across the street on marshfied"

oh, wow, man have you changed.

"yeah, when I seen you I thought It couldn't be , I thought you would be dead by now"

thanks

"well, most everybody else is, I just had to find out if it was really you.

— On the neighbor message Traditional Men's Barber Shop
10:57 a.m.

i would relish to think he was more of a wiener, but what do I know

— On the neighbor message 45th ward alderman
12:54 a.m.

I would like a 24 hour throwback diner

— On the neighbor message Cricket Gone Again
11:13 p.m.

yeah, that was kinda funny

— On the neighbor message 45th ward alderman
8:35 p.m.

their r many peephole that can reed, bot not right. as long as day get dare point across, dats watt matters the most.

— On the neighbor message 45th ward alderman
8:12 p.m.

I feel bad, the only net I have is a goldfish net.

— On the neighbor message 45th ward alderman
7:58 p.m.

is there anything good for softening the skin of the feet, mine are not terrible, just something to soften up by my big toe and ball of foot, they are not cracked or anything, just not soft like the rest of the foot. I already soak in Epson salts from time to time.

— On the neighbor message Thanks!
7:37 p.m.

or should I say eliminating a car lane. we can still have the bike lane

7:02 p.m.

I think the money could be better spent on more cops then, right?

why is a bike lane more important?

6:55 p.m.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acRnigpauiE

— On the neighbor message 45th ward alderman
4:46 p.m.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8G5gSP64D4

— On the neighbor message 45th ward alderman
4:44 p.m.

I love your Chicago accent

"when I doa search here"

4:34 p.m.

@gary, oh and did you know a mike burlack? he lived up there on seminary street a couple blocks from the field. that is where we watch the blues brothers on his Betamax.

— On the neighbor message Traditional Men's Barber Shop
4:31 p.m.

yeah, as I said late 70's early 80's. do you still know anyone that was in that neighborhood when you got there? they might know.

— On the neighbor message Traditional Men's Barber Shop
4:27 p.m.

looks like I am not the only one that has documentaries ;)

— On the neighbor message Squirrels
2:33 p.m.

what is et phone home

— On the neighbor message 45th ward alderman
1:34 p.m.

thanks patty, if you can find out that would be cool.

— On the neighbor message Traditional Men's Barber Shop
12:56 p.m.

when I was a kid there was a possum in the alley in a burned down garage, the cops came looked at the possum and shot it. I guess things were different back then.

— On the neighbor message Squirrels
12:55 p.m.

@ bill, i will e-mail you the car incident that happened to me a couple days ago, your lucky, i was almost going to call you for help.

i don't "want" to trap an animal. the possum incident is an odd story. while running a little late for work i went to rush out the front door and right in front of the screen door was a possum yawning with big teeth. i tried to shoe him away for 5 minutes and finally gave up and left out the back door. when i got home he was gone and i thought to end of it.
well, now every couple of days it would come back and sit on the porch, it was not really a big thing for me, a little annoying, but i thought he would just move on. for the rest of my household they wanted me to do something about it. i told them we just have to wait him out. if i had access to a trap i would have probably tried to catch him then call animal control to pick him up. my luck is if i called animal control on the possum, by the time they would come it would be gone and back tomorrow.
please understand i have no experience with animal control.

— On the neighbor message Squirrels
12:32 p.m.

well, I never had to catch a cat, but if It comes up, i'll let you know. can it catch other animals? like a raccoon or possum?

I had an incident with a possum once.

— On the neighbor message Squirrels
2:47 a.m.

"I put in a trap and to my surprise"

so you have cat traps?

that is a great story, I am glad you were able to rescue them.

— On the neighbor message Squirrels
1:45 a.m.

along time ago my we had a female tabby cat. as a kid i walked into the basement to make sure the doors were locked at and seen several eyes staring at me, i ran up the stairs to get my dad and told him that there were eyes in the basement. he went down to find there was 6 male street cats in the basement, all in the suspending ceiling and everything, he used Lysol and flushed them out, it was pretty crazy because they were in the ceiling. I would only imagine it would work for a squirrel as well, as I said it would be the first thing that would come to my mind to do, if it did not work, i would definitely call a trapper.

— On the neighbor message Squirrels
12:34 a.m.

edit "along time ago my parents had a female tabby cat"

— On the neighbor message Squirrels
12:33 a.m.

your probably safe for another 30 years unless the water heater goes out again ;)
squirrels are hard to catch, we had one at the warehouse at work a long time ago. I got tired trying to contain it and ended up calling a trapper. I thought I could trap it in a box.
if I had a squirrel in my living room my first reaction would be to open the door closest to the room and go to the back of the room with two cans of Lysol fogging from the back of the room to the front door to push him out. don't know if that would work, but that would probably be my first response. also, this way anything the squirrel touched that I would touch would also be disinfected and my house would have that nice linen scent for awhile.

— On the neighbor message Squirrels
11:41 p.m.

@dennis,

seal up how they got in and you should be fine, is this the first time you had squirrels?

— On the neighbor message Squirrels
10:06 p.m.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOS00ttAblQ

— On the neighbor message Squirrels
10:03 p.m.

@bill the engineer,

Remember, even when the intent is well meaning, Turmoil ensues when tried and true formulas are tampered with.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8r6DDVE28bA

— On the neighbor message Traditional Men's Barber Shop
8:33 p.m.

I don't think it comes with them, I think it's just the pizza.

Inactive,

Before anyone else has a chance…we want to be the very first to wish you HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
We promised you a special gift on your birthday and here it is…… print the Loyalty Certificate on the right side of this email, bring it in to redeem your reward.
We hope to play a small part in making your birthday one you’ll never forget.

See you soon!
Al's Pizza Chicago
Offer: Enjoy a FREE Small Thin Crust Pizza **offers may not be combined**

speaking of candles, wow another flashback:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoOuTSBAWWA

— On the neighbor message Pricey Pizza
7:47 p.m.

http://imgur.com/HtB6Ofc

this is one jewel bag of traps, I don't know where the other bag of traps are, I might have got rid of them. but, those are the plastic catch and release traps that did not work, just in case anyone was wondering.

— On the neighbor message Squirrels
7:35 p.m.

I had a mouse in the house once, I kept setting traps to catch him/her with peanut butter then that, liquid gel mouse bait. I had set up close to 30 traps, both catch and release and regular wooden. (yes, really 30 traps). I knew the mouse was in the area by the stove/under kitchen sink.. in 3 days i I could not catch the mouse. then one day I said this is not a normal mouse, I am a man and I got to do something. I took out my sony camcorder that had night shot (night vision) and turned off all the lights and waited during the time I usually hear the mouse.... I seen the mouse in the pitched dark on the camera, it did not run along a wall it ran straight threw the middle of the kitchen floor from under the center of the stove, not typical of a mouse. I turned on the lights and repositioned the traps, making a uninterrupted line of traps that the mouse would have to go thru , turned the light back off, the mouse came out ran around made it thru the line, I was watching on the camera and he stopped, I zoomed in as he looked right at me... he charged me, he looked so big on the zoom on the camera, I stumbled back and tripped over my wheeled office chair (no I did not record it). I turned on the lights and repositioned traps, this went on for 3 hours till click, one of the wood traps got him, the safety and catch and release traps did not seem to work for this one. when my neighbor stopped by, she did not believe that I so many traps till she saw it. her comments were really? really inactive?

— On the neighbor message Squirrels
7:14 p.m.

this for you fredhead

another egg-cellent flashback, and i am not eggs-aggerating

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CI1d1ckMNWc

— On the neighbor message Where to find the best Pepper & Egg Sandwich
4:20 p.m.

if all the studies are accurate, we should be living in a perfect world by now.

however, more often then not, for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

— On the neighbor message Milwaukee ave road diet project
4:12 p.m.

thanks for the "correction"

— On the neighbor message Bulgarian Lessons?
4:08 p.m.

how bout that

— On the neighbor message Beat Meeting tonight Online
4:06 p.m.

I like al's, I almost got enough coupons for a free pizza, a $12 vip coupon in my email , and then my free birthday pizza coming up soon.

— On the neighbor message Pricey Pizza
4:03 p.m.

oh, brother

— On the neighbor message 45th ward alderman
10:55 p.m.

yeah, I like hot dog express, their prices went up a little, but they are still worth it.

— On the neighbor message Yum
10:17 p.m.

there is places that teach burglary?

— On the neighbor message Bulgarian Lessons?
10:10 p.m.

plant..... oh no an instant classic flashback:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFCBjrQFVH0

— On the neighbor message 45th ward alderman
10:05 p.m.

as of 3/11 they are out of 27 mm long 1/2 in sockets, they get deliveries on Wednesdays thou.

— On the neighbor message Sears is hiring
5:51 p.m.

someone say zone

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylGkm2EHHvE

— On the neighbor message Zoning Question
5:50 p.m.

well, thanks.... it seems like no one else seems to remember it... i was beginning to think maybe i was imaging it was there. there was a long counter inside and i remember when the old guy said he was selling the place. it was probably late 70's early 80's when it closed down.

— On the neighbor message Traditional Men's Barber Shop
9:39 a.m.

typically respect begins at home, if you don't respect your parents, you won't respect authority. sometimes there are parents that are not respectable in their own right.

— On the neighbor message Biggest ward and neighborhood issues
9:39 a.m.

crime, too many people and homes getting jacked.

the problem is that there are a lot of good people in the neighborhood. we should not have this much crime. people need to get more involved and make more calls to 911 when there is something going on like a fight outside your house or a suspicious person to get resources back to the ward. it seems like we always call after something has happened. if you see a suspicious person or event be proactive... call especially if a stranger just starts showing up on your block and is sitting out in a car for a long period of time. if you hear glass breaking... call the police, don't wait and see if you hear it again, you won't because they are in your neighbors house robbing them and going out the front door to that car that was parked in front of their house for 30 minutes that you watched out your blind for 5 minutes thought that they have been there 15 minutes, you don't know them, but you will give them another 15 minutes and then be happy when they finally pull away.

for heaven sake lately more off duty officers are fighting crime, maybe it is because there are more of them on the street.

— On the neighbor message Biggest ward and neighborhood issues
midnight

not sure, I was keeping tabs on it on the scanner and I had to leave, so was not able to find out. the offender had no jacket thou and it looks like they were closing in, there were reports that he was holding his side, probably cramping from running. they stopped a car with two occupants leaving the area and they were stopped and cleared. where I left the story was k-9 going through yards, he was headed east cutting through open gates and leaving them open. I just kept thinking if everyone kept there gates locked it would have slowed him down, as jumping gates can be tiring.

keep your neighborhood safe, lock your gates!!!

— On the neighbor message Police activity Sunnyside and McVicker
11:42 p.m.

@ mo, wow, woolworth, I used to eat at the Woolworth on school and Lincoln as a kid. across the street and across from wieboldt's where we used to go to the basement to get batteries for our radioactive smoke detectors. on the north east corner there was a small kids shoe store where I got my shoes, they may have been called traxx or something like that. also a few blocks south on lincoln there was a Chinese restaurant there, that we liked, had a wishing well as soon as you walked in. before the Osco on Lincoln and belle plain, I think it may of been a national , that is where they had that machine that you would plug your tv tubes in to see if they worked and needed to get another tube for your tv. we got our scripts across the street, I think it may have been sun drug.

@portage parker 46, there used to be a dinner/ice cream place across from Wrigley where the mc donalds is now. do you remember the name of that place. always used to get hot fudge sundaes there. for the life of me I can't remember.

— On the neighbor message Traditional Men's Barber Shop
11:28 p.m.

oh no you said wonder twice, causing yet another flashback:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqNopHaFW7c

— On the neighbor message 45th ward alderman
11:19 p.m.

i used to go to a barber years ago on Lincoln by the ace hardware (south of irving).

does a barber still do a "trim"?

i remember they would ask if you wanted a cut or a trim, cuts cost more. trims were usually cheap and took about 5 minutes.

trims were just squaring up sides and back.

— On the neighbor message Traditional Men's Barber Shop
7:44 p.m.

There was also a shooting in norrigde last night around the same time. 3 offenders in a white cadilac sts with neon plate light.

— On the neighbor message Police activity Sunnyside and McVicker
11:42 a.m.

yeah, I like those. I used to have a cheap 30 second resettable timer with alarm and green light that I used to use to time lights, i kept it on my visor. I would change the countdown to what ever, but use the 30 as a rough gauge. I look at the next light ahead and when it turns red hit the timer. when I was younger there was certain stretches in which I calculated speeds to make the next light like if I can hit 60mph by the 2nd pole, i can drop it down to 30 and make the light. if there was traffic slowing me down, I would drop it down to like 20 and still make the light. have not timed lights in awhile thou. i am pretty conservative now.

— On the neighbor message Speed Cameras in Foster
1:05 a.m.

there was a black male 6 foot with a white shirt running thru yards, he ran from a traffic stop in which they found a gun in the car. they brought out k-9 to assist.

— On the neighbor message Police activity Sunnyside and McVicker
12:39 a.m.

there are too many cars coming into irving from that point by the jewel, you got that and then you got that coming out of the lot by marshal's, then Kilpatrick from the north and from the south all funneling into irving park. you can be at the bridge going west and have to wait a good 20 minutes till you pass Kilpatrick since traffic does not move from so many people coming from the jewel lot from the north, marshal's lot from the north, Kilpatrick from the north, Kilpatrick from the south, and if you want to count the bank lot from the south as well.

arena and I discussed an option of having Kilpatrick north of irving being one way going north and Kilpatrick south of irving one way going south, this way there will be 2 less funnels going into irving park at that one point. for traffic to go down Milwaukee to turn on irving coming from the south is not that much a big deal since traffic on Milwaukee going north is pretty steady on that block to irving for east turners and they can turn off Milwaukee west to cicero before irving to turn west on irving from cicero. this will greatly disperse traffic. now for those that would use Kilpatrick from the north of irving to go south, they can head to cicero and optimize traffic signals as there are two streets off of Kilpatrick that have lights that lead to cicero that are under utilized. this idea disperses traffic and I feel alleviate a lot of congestion at that point.

it was a no go....

— On the neighbor message 6 corners target
8:22 p.m.

@Lynda,

what you encountered was a stale green light, a way to tell a stale green light is to aim high in steering. if you see the flashing don't walk signal for that light you are headed for a stale green light. you have two options.

1. if you think you can make it, safely increase speed up to maximum speed limit to break the plane of the intersection while the light is still green. if you don't think this is possible you should reduce speed giving cars behind you a chance to gauge your intentions.

2. gradually reduce speed even slightly below the speed limit, with a stale green you could be driving too fast for the condition of a short stop. you can tap your brakes lightly to signal the person in back of you that you may be stopping at the light, if they are tailgating you, you may even drive slower allowing you more room to stop longer if it looks like they are going to hit you.

a good rule of thumb is to check your rearview mirror every 8 seconds, before braking, and for some before committing a moving violation.

http://ritzel.siu.edu/courses/302s/SIPDE/SmithSystem.pdf

— On the neighbor message Speed Cameras in Foster
7 p.m.

i cut my own hair, wahl clippers, Conair trimmer for detail. used to go to super cuts that closed on cicero, before that.

just for men med brown when it is on sale and i have a coupon from time to time, but no routine. sometimes i go the ted danson route.

shave- schick hydro 5, and a once over with braun a m60b. sensitive edge gel.

— On the neighbor message Traditional Men's Barber Shop
5:42 p.m.

I am sure it was “ staged".

— On the neighbor message Smell outside tonight (3/6/2014)
4:57 a.m.

dr anthony chiodo, been going to him for years, there are times I actually look forward to seeing him.

http://www.healthgrades.com/dentist/dr-anthony-chiodo-2yxdc/patient-ratings#TopOfMain

— On the neighbor message recommended dentist?
11:42 p.m.

thanks, I seen the powder but never the spray or gel, i'll be sure to check it out.

11:08 p.m.

first run movie theater or even something like the pickwick

— On the neighbor message 6 corners target
11:04 p.m.

Probably bill the engineer going for a holeshot an the light.

— On the neighbor message Smell outside tonight (3/6/2014)
9:05 p.m.

So even if he did a good cut, it still sucked.

— On the neighbor message Traditional Men's Barber Shop
8:05 p.m.

thanks, i'll give those a try, i usually can get it 98% clean with a little residue left over around the burner, and then i usually give up, but i want to get it 100% with the smallest amount of time and effort, i just need something a little better then what i am using now.

2:03 a.m.

@bella,

i think i'll use that list for my cleaning to make sure i won't miss anything, with a few minor changes (no cats), thanks for taking the time to post.

by the way just out of curiosity what do they/you use to clean the top of the stove?

"Clean stove top of all grease (remove switches to clean)"

i've tried several things including grease lightning and plastic razor blades, so far i think 409 works best, the main problem is by the burners with the baked on stuff, everything else is easy.

9:12 p.m.

http://mytinyurl.com/xnm483skn5

— On the neighbor message crime in jefferson park
5:30 p.m.

just giving people a choice, one petition is for eliminating car lanes and one is to keep the car lanes, both petitions go to arena, so support of one petition does not mean you support the other person, this is just about bike lanes.

I know you don't like me so I will do my best to leave you alone.

— On the neighbor message make-milwaukee-avenue-safe
1:42 p.m.

address?

— On the neighbor message 6 Corners News Agent
1:03 p.m.

in this case replacing a car lane of traffic with a protected bike lane.

— On the neighbor message road diet or not diet, sign a petition
10:40 p.m.

well, I posted both petitions, so its really up you.

— On the neighbor message road diet or not diet, sign a petition
10:31 p.m.

you need to look at the sheer volume of cars that go through there, in the past 5 years there had to be more than a million cars go through there, even 970 accidents that is less than 1%.

— On the neighbor message road diet or not diet, sign a petition
9:23 p.m.

this is about safety so instead of analyzing 970 minor accidents, lets look at the injuries.

one fatality and 17 serious injuries in 5 years and we don't even know the context (ie drunk driver, fleeing criminal, etc).

look at the highway with over 900 something deaths in the year, maybe we should make that one lane too.

— On the neighbor message road diet or not diet, sign a petition
8:15 p.m.

can't people see that this has nothing to do with safety? this is all about rahm adding bike lanes to be the friendliest bike city in the nation.

he is using the veil of safety as an excuse to build the bike lanes and to manipulate people in believing that this is for safety to get them all riled up.

20,000 vehicles a day and only one fatality and 17 serious injuries in 5 years and we don't even know the context (ie drunk driver, fleeing criminal, etc).

god blessed look at the highway with over 900 something deaths in the year, maybe we should make that one lane too.

there are more people killed and injured in 5 years on that stretch of Milwaukee from shootings, and robberies alone. you really want to make it safer???

if it really about safety, put the money to law enforcement so that there are more under covers and more real patrols, so we can catch some of these punk robbing and beating up people on the street, doing home invasions,shootings, stabbings, church dads getting beat up with baseball bats and gang growth. have we forgotten?

but, it is really not about safety, it is about bike lanes

i am all for it, but do not say it's main merits are for safety, call it what it is....

rahm wants bike lanes to be the friendliest bike city in the nation. and there is nothing wrong with that, but call it for what it is.

7:57 p.m.

Shovelers are "ducky"

— On the neighbor message Shovellers
5:38 p.m.

sorry that you have only got a few responses and I want to contribute, but this is the only chicken that I have: http://imgur.com/zoM64Nl

nice picture ;)

— On the neighbor message Who else has city chickens?
5:33 p.m.

this is the only one that I can find

http://www.castiglioneaccordions.com/

road.................trip

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49H0IfoILwQ

— On the neighbor message Button Box Information?
5:25 p.m.

I hit preview, and I do not hit "add this comment" button until I make sure my comment is below the post.

there have been a couple of times in which I caught myself before commenting under the wrong post.

take a second before clicking on "add this comment".

— On the neighbor message Pho?
12:13 a.m.

I really wanted to go, but could not get away from work. what happened?

— On the neighborhood event Discuss Milwaukee Avenue Road Diet Plan
12:07 a.m.

post on behalf of:

Beth NWSider for 40+ years

Afghan Kabob at Elston & Montrose is outstanding. I also dig Java Thai on Irving just across from the YMCA. Jess Cafe on Belmont for solid American-Chinese grub.

Lucky Grill is good, but for *classic* Greek-owned diner food/experience the best in the extended 'hood is Big Top on Higgins just East of Nagle.

— On the neighbor message Best places to eat?
11:25 p.m.

@beth,

Please read first and use the search function before posting...

lol:)

11:23 p.m.

yeah, there he is, hello paul

— On the neighbor message More Latin Grafitti
5:14 p.m.

happened to my neighbor, the street was flooded and everything, we all called. they were out in two days.

— On the neighbor message Broken water main
2:10 p.m.

http://sofakingfurniture.com/

— On the neighbor message Pho?
1:11 a.m.

you would think that they would have the "king" second, like "burger king" .

— On the neighbor message Pho?
11:15 p.m.

it also promotes rusty cars, gets on your shoes and ruins takes the shine off floors, and from time to time has away to get on your clothing, especially if you where black pants and brush up against a car in a parking lot.

— On the neighbor message Salt trucks! Yes! : )
10:12 p.m.

@bill, in the 4th picture I would have expected to see at least one smoked pigeon.

— On the neighbor message where is the fire?
4:44 p.m.

yes, I have been to jess café before, they are very good and you can order online:

http://www.beyondmenu.com/20291/chicago/jess-cafe-chicago-60634.aspx?r=20291

— On the neighbor message Best places to eat?
midnight

for the record, I would like to commend mailman taylor, he is the epitome of what a mailman should be.

everyone that knows him knows this.

as he would say "all right"

— On the neighbor message CPS School Closed Monday, January 27, 2014
10:46 p.m.

nice...

10:22 p.m.

I completely agree, I was thinking the same thing, good thing I checked before I posted it;)

9:49 p.m.

ok, I went there to see what was on fire, it is amigo chino.

here are some pictures of the fire, 8 pictures

http://imgur.com/981I5b4,y76ZsDG,y0RiVgw,4NgwRpm,5gzuSSM,VGl0iEr,2nGAMwu,YCs4W02#7

— On the neighbor message where is the fire?
9:26 p.m.

@ kelly, Its on fire?

— On the neighbor message where is the fire?
8:43 p.m.

I got it kinda, I went to chrome bookmarks, desktop bookmarks, find and hold down the every block book mark and an option will come up to add the icon to the home screen. Once the icon is on the home screen and you tap it, it takes you right to the mobile app. Just like any app. And I don't have to log in every time either.

— On the neighbor message Is their a Android app for EB?
8:30 p.m.

get them bean burritos, that way you can give them food and gas at the same time

— On the neighbor message Great Neighbors
6:56 p.m.

what kind of car was it, if anyone of us see it, we can post up where it is if they dumped it somewhere.

— On the neighbor message Breaking into cars.
6:55 p.m.

@alhartt, if you click on the thank again, it will remove your thanks.

I agree an edit or delete feature would be welcome, even if you had to click on a button requesting deletion.

— On the neighbor message USPS not delivering random pieces of mail
4:08 p.m.

stupidism

— On the neighbor message Please don't go away again.......
5:12 a.m.

never had it, what is the fascination?

— On the neighbor message Pho?
5:11 a.m.

2 slow pumps and one fast one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHZhw94C5vQ

— On the neighbor message The Citgo at Montrose and Austin is Open
5:05 a.m.

I saved the mobile app as a favorite/bookmark to my phone, that is as close as I can get.

— On the neighbor message Is their a Android app for EB?
5:01 a.m.

I have looked, but have not found anything, I don't think there is one available now, but I think I read somewhere that it was in the works.

if it becomes available or anyone finds an old one or gets one to work, post the link here.

— On the neighbor message Is their a Android app for EB?
11:24 p.m.

no, smakosz is on lawrance http://www.yelp.com/biz/smakosz-restaurant-chicago

unless you are talking about Staropolska http://www.yelp.com/biz/staropolska-restaurant-of-belmont-chicago-2

I have never been there.

— On the neighbor message Best places to eat?
11:07 p.m.

I liked Smakosz food taste homemade, I mean it taste like real homemade food. I thought pop price was too much as no free refills, went with a couple of people, spent like $12 on pop, glasses are small.

central kitchen has good tasting food, but portions are small unless you kick back a couple beers. I ate there with a couple of people and had to stop by burger king on the way home from hunger.

I like red apple, I think they lose money when I eat there, eat all you want buffet and good food too. hard to find a buffet with good tasting food and there is a big selection of food as well, you can also buy food to go. cash only. they got salmon, steak, beef, vegetables, meatballs, like lots of things including fruit and deserts for one price!

http://www.yelp.com/biz/czerwone-jabluszko-red-apple-restaurant-chicago

— On the neighbor message Best places to eat?
10:05 p.m.

looks like its on Saturdays @7pm

http://www.metvnetwork.com/shows/wonder-woman

— On the neighbor message wonder woman on me tv right now
7:59 p.m.

is this true radar or does it use something else, ie will a radar detector pick it up?

— On the neighbor message Radar camera
7:04 p.m.

merry christmas

— On the neighbor message USPS not delivering random pieces of mail
5:40 p.m.

when I first read the title, I was asking myself, how would one steal a parking lot.

— On the neighbor message Xport fitness parking lot robbery
11:51 p.m.

did anyone think on what this would do to pollution in the area.

will one lane of cars going slow produce more or less emissions then two lanes going fast?

10:58 p.m.

I still want to attend one of those pattymelt dinner club things.

10:55 p.m.

I think its like 5918 or 5920 w Lawrence next to sally's beauty supply.

— On the neighbor message Pho?
11:27 a.m.

I would not say a boyfriend...

more like an ex girlfriend. your drawn in because you had a good time when she was around the first time, but now she brings up the all the past and act like nothing ever happened, some you want to know about and some you don't, but you have to sit through it all anyway. your happy initially because you know she wants you around, but are unsure for how long. for some reason it is hard to resist because the other girls: reddit is crude, nextdoor's a prude, and circle savory is just boring.

also, you have to be careful too because if you say the wrong thing she may leave you for awhile (suspend you).

— On the neighbor message Welcoming EveryBlock
12:33 a.m.

@portage parker since 1946,

becka's post you read above is from mar 28, 2012, she has since then found another job.

11:55 p.m.

@ Melissa, my neighbor is in his 60's and during heavy snows he parks on the street as sometimes the snow in the alley is hard to navigate a car out of the garage or down the alley in the morning after a heavy snow. one time he got stuck down the alley and I had to help push him back in the garage... he ended up taking the bus to work. he has an old 1990 buick.

if you park in your garage and are able to get out easy every time without getting stuck and you don't shovel, snow blow or have 4 wheel drive, share what you do.

— On the neighbor message Dibs
10:24 p.m.

if I go it will be on saturday.

— On the neighbor message world of wheels
5:59 p.m.

there is a difference between idealism and realism.

1:01 p.m.

no, she got another job

— On the neighbor message Welcoming EveryBlock
12:02 p.m.

she is a senior internal communications manager at another company.

— On the neighbor message Welcome Back Everyblock!
10:01 a.m.

good morning fred

— On the neighbor message Well, *THIS* is nice to wake up to!
8:02 a.m.

greetings and salutations...

— On the neighbor message Welcoming EveryBlock
7:55 a.m.

or if they get along, drop off the kid and stay in.

— On the neighbor message Valentines for older neighbors
noon

i wonder what cleaning ladys do on their day off, do they get someone else to clean their house?

— On the neighbor message Cleaning Service
1:43 a.m.

in the "long run" i am sure it will all "workout".

— On the neighbor message Blast Fitness Center...
1:42 a.m.

since the decriminalization, i think they just give the hole a ticket now since it had pot in it.

— On the neighbor message Huge pothole on Montrose at Austin/Montrose
12:39 a.m.

canadians have pierogis for breakfast, also some other interesting breakfasts :
http://mytinyurl.com/b335fz1jpy

— On the neighbor message Favorite local breakfast places?
12:34 a.m.

thanks for all the suggestions, went sledding today at schiller woods, it was cool, the hill was not that big so got to go multiple times. talk about a work out. hit some good speed on my sled. it was not that crowded and not that far away. you can't miss the hill, it is northwest of irving and cumberland, first entrance on the right off irving. a good amount of kids there, mostly families, no loud mouth swearing undesirables. i went around 5 and stayed till about 6:30 then they started announcing that the park is closed and is closed at sunset.

— On the neighbor message winter is here, where do i take my sled?
12:10 a.m.

does this mean we will be renamed chipotlage park

9:02 p.m.

boom!

— On the neighbor message Chair parking spot saving
8:35 p.m.

so we are getting 2 chipotle's

8:23 p.m.

kids had more survival skills when i was growing up. i walked to my school 2 blocks away in first grade. now days that is unheard of. i used to go out and tell my parents that i would be on the next block and be gone for hours. now days it is called neglect.

— On the neighbor message Stop Sign
6:55 p.m.

take the dog in your yard and see how they like it.

— On the neighbor message Neighbor dog barks
1:56 p.m.

what many people don't realize is that some elderly people can't shovel out their spot and rely on neighbors like myself to help them out. they do use dibs since being close to their home is important when they buy groceries for the week. they don't drive much so they are not "dibbing the place" for long. it is pretty much during grocery shopping and church.

— On the neighbor message Chair parking spot saving
12:21 p.m.

@pattymelt, they got me there once, it was my birthday, and i usually always watch my speed around there because i know that they are there, but i was stuck behind slow drivers for the past 30 minutes and they finally decided to turn, the light was going to change so i launched it, all along the watch tower filling my ears, cool wind in my hair, urrugh christmas (cop) lights in my rearview mirror.

— On the neighbor message Stop Sign
12:15 p.m.

how many accidents/injuries happened at the intersection because of no stop sign? if there is few accidents, but there is documented speeding, speed bumps may be the better way to go.

— On the neighbor message Stop Sign
10:25 a.m.

i got trapped in my car once in winter, be forewarned, do not take your car to an outdoor automated car wash in freezing weather. i was shouldering the door till kingdom come, i was sealed in, my windows would not even go down and the rubber was just moving with the glass up and down when i tried to roll down the window. i had my phone in the car and called a friend, he told me to meet him back at the car wash. when we got there he told me to go into the stall with the self serve sprayers, he was able to blast all around my doors and get them open, he brought some petroleum jelly and put it around the door frames so they would not get stuck again.

— On the neighbor message Chair parking spot saving
1:16 a.m.

it is all about being neighborly isn't it.

— On the neighbor message Chair parking spot saving
10:08 p.m.

i think if you limit it and use it sparingly it can be a good thing, (you are providing a service by keeping the street clean), but if you take advantage of it and block the spot all winter, that is another thing. let's say you want to go to the store, have children and will be back in an hour, put a chair out. if you are going to be gone for 10 hours at work, leave the space open. i have only done dibs a couple times my whole life and it is not a regular practice. i will do dibs for unique circumstances and only maybe a for a day.

— On the neighbor message Chair parking spot saving
10:55 a.m.

http://mytinyurl.com/jvbkdsk9n5

— On the neighbor message Chair parking spot saving
7:06 p.m.

http://yourspotdogtraining.net/logo

— On the neighbor message Chair parking spot saving
7:02 p.m.

for a second i thought they were using dogs to save spots.

— On the neighbor message Chair parking spot saving
4:10 p.m.

@tim, vous avez le savoir-faire

4:50 a.m.

i think it is for the lighted to know where there is unlighted, you may have a friend or family in the dark.

— On the neighbor message Power Outage
11:45 p.m.

Merci pour ce que Tim Ald.

11:07 p.m.

i say bring blago back, crook or no crook he was cheaper.

— On the neighbor message Dakin & Central
11:02 p.m.

it is probably on the right foot, since the other red shoe would be "left"

9:39 p.m.

french maybe, we we

8:56 p.m.

after the new seinor complex , i think we are getting a hoveround store.

— On the neighbor message so what up w the gangs by the dollar tree
7:02 p.m.

@ruth marie, and that is why so many dogs get lost. many people say that dogs are like their children, but i have yet to see as many post for lost children as lost dogs, at least on everyblock.

— On the neighbor message Neighbor dog barks
6:49 p.m.

too many people self absorbed, not knowing their neighbors and minding their own business. get to know your neighbors and watch out for them. be aware of the normal things that happen in your neighborhood so you know the abnormal, report any abnormal activity to the cops, go to beat meetings (you don't have to go to everyone, go to meet your neighbors that are there to make a difference). i know most of the owners that park their cars on my block, i know the normal visitors as well, when there is a car that is not a regular, i will keep an eye on it and/or call my neighbor to see if they know who it is. walk or drive around your house and your block when you go out or are coming home. take some neighbors that you got to know for a walk around the neighborhood. post suspicions areas/persons on everyblock, then everyone on everyblock go patrolling that area or keeping an eye out for that person. i guarantee you coat guy is scamming less people now then he was before everyone started posting him on everyblock.

— On the neighbor message Dakin & Central
12:59 a.m.

@wayne, paul says yes, gang related.

— On the neighbor message Dakin & Central
11:53 p.m.

@kenji, sewage backup, it is an add on to the policy. this would cover basement flooding due to a sewer backup. coming from outside into the home not through the drain would be flood insurance, which is separate as well.

— On the neighbor message Sewer valve - the Honda, not the Cadillac
11:39 p.m.

if it is the same recipe,things probably taste different because the new owners cleaned everything.

— On the neighbor message Roma's Beef - New Owner
10:50 p.m.

if you have something like this installed, do you get a reduction on your homeowners insurance?

— On the neighbor message Sewer valve - the Honda, not the Cadillac
10:43 a.m.

@audrey, depending on how bad you get it, you can build a small platform for your washer and dryer. i had to replace both my washer and dryer motors due to a flood once. a 5 inch platform would have saved them.

— On the neighbor message Basement flooding Tuesday/Wednesday
10:41 a.m.

did you ever just ask your neighbor what was that about? if someone woke me up at 5:30am, i would definitely want to know the whole story.

— On the neighbor message Repo man with a badge?
10:35 a.m.

@t, make sure you don't forget to let us know what you find out in resolving the issue.

— On the neighbor message People's Gas Bill?
10:33 a.m.

you can look into something like this, i knew i seen some thing on everyblock before about this. http://mytinyurl.com/t1bfv6f6tf

http://chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/may02-can-t-police-enforce-laws-4940213/#comment-134495

— On the neighbor message Neighbor dog barks
12:40 a.m.

help us out t, how much was your bill? i have a small house with radiator heat and no insulation in the walls and i am at $180 a month. was the heating unit inspected and serviced before winter? you can call peoples gas and ask for the history, i noticed my bill was usually high in the summer about $60, if it is high and you have a gas stove with an old pilot light, replace it, over $30 a month was for the pilot of my old i love lucy era stove. my boiler is not electronic and has a pilot light as well as my water heater, check your other gas appliances like dryer as well to make sure they are working efficiently, many rating and consumption of units can be researched online. also, if you have a water heater get a insulation blanket for it, they sell these specifically for water heaters to help save energy, especially in the winter.

— On the neighbor message People's Gas Bill?
9:33 p.m.

did not flood, but it was raining in my kitchen, it looks like i have a roof leak where the addition meets the house. sorry to hear, we flooded before too and clean up is a pain. hope your washer dryer and hot water heater are ok.

— On the neighbor message Basement flooding Tuesday/Wednesday
7:55 p.m.

susie's has good milkshakes, when i used to drink them more often, now not so much, but i used to get the honey almond shake, taste like one of those chinese almond cookies.

— On the neighbor message Roma's Beef - New Owner
7:49 p.m.

how a boat that, i never knew

— On the neighbor message Moving to the area
5:58 p.m.

@ruth marie, there is some showboating thou

— On the neighbor message Moving to the area
4:54 p.m.

@peter, it is only illegal if they get caught. every call to 911 can be a tip in solving many crimes and there have to be witnesses and people to step up and come forward with information, with that people have to be aware and observant on what is going on to be able to do that.

12:34 p.m.

we live here, this is our turf more than anyone else's, we have a responsibility to protect it, if everyone on your block went down and stood across the street from a bunch of "suspicious, non neighborhood people", chances are if they were up to no good, they would leave. if you want to have a better neighborhood you have to look out for the neighborhood, you have to do your part to protect your neighbors if you expect to be protected by them, you need to communicate with them things going on , be aware of strange cars and people that normally do not frequent your neighborhood, only you know what is not usual. if it looks like something unusual is happening like someone trying to open car doors down the block, don't say to yourself that you are glad your car is in the garage and by the time you call the cops they will be gone anyway. it is your responsibility to protect your turf get a description, call the cops and if you feel inclined, go outside with a "can i help you buddy!" call another neighbor and go out and stare at them or something. i will say it again, we have too many good people that live in this neighborhood for so much to be going on. go outside, look out your window, be aware, communicate with neighbors and call the cops when warranted.

12:12 p.m.

@farnwsideaddict, how much did it set you back? and is it with keyless entry or just remote start?

— On the neighbor message Remote starter for car? Cheapest install?
11:17 a.m.

it is easier to say there is no trouble if all you do is get in your car/truck go somewhere and come back to your home, chances of interaction with trouble are slim being out of your car for less than a minute and home by 10 pm, but if you are a pedestrian walking long distances alone or out late at night it is a different story, you tend to see more of what is going on. also, gangs were easier to deal with when i was younger and stronger, i did not care as much and had less to lose if i got into a conflict, now i go out of my way to avoid conflicts and call the cops.

— On the neighbor message Gang bangers everywhere
11:14 a.m.

i am guessing this is what the meter looks like from what i found online, if anyone has a different version, post a picture.http://mytinyurl.com/vm4n0j4cmn

— On the neighbor message Water Dept. Return Address
10:47 a.m.

deals going down at the mcdonald's, you can even get fries with that.

— On the neighbor message Gang bangers everywhere
2:27 p.m.

here is what i received after registering for meter save:
congratulations! you have successfully registered for the meter save program. a department of water management representative will be in touch with you in the next few months to schedule an appointment for your meter installation.
we also have another scheduling option. there is now an online scheduling feature on our website https://www.metersave.org/AccountVerification.aspx where you can enter your account number and see available dates and times for your water meter inspection or installation.
your confirmation number shows your account number (the first 12 digits) as well as the date and time when you have registered. if you have any questions about your registration or would like to cancel your enrollment please contact department of water management at the following number: 312-744-4h2O (312-744-4426).
if you would like to make a payment on your water bill please visit us at
https://webapps.cityofchicago.org/WaterPaymentsWeb/org/cityofchicago/wpmt/controller/login/begin.do
note: please do not reply to this message. this is a system generated message that was created to provide you with your confirmation number.

— On the neighbor message Water Dept. Return Address
12:41 p.m.

you can put in your address and sign up for alerts.
http://mytinyurl.com/99v3j4w363

— On the neighbor message Gang bangers everywhere
9:50 a.m.

ok, just registered for meter save, it really took less than 5 minutes, all you need is the account number off your bill handy, all the other info is stuff you know. if your planning on switching, now is a good time since you have the bill and the account number handy. my neighbor recently switched and he is at $40 every two months. much better than my 300+ every 6. http://mytinyurl.com/qcf43p67qq. on the subject of paying for my current water bill i checked this site http://icash.illinois.gov/ for unclaimed money and found that i had money coming back to me. it tells you where the money was from (ie mine was a refund check from us cellular) i found a couple neighbors and family that had unclaimed money as well (manulife, statefarm refund check, and a last check from a previous employer). it is very easy to make a claim and no long forms. you can also search by last name to see if you had any relatives that may have passed and you can put in a claim as a beneficiary.

— On the neighbor message Water Dept. Return Address
10:02 p.m.

@kenji, you been to franks a few times what do you get?

— On the neighbor message Welcome Frank's Chicago Shrimp House
8:53 p.m.

ok, went to franks shrimp tonight, picked up a few pounds of fish chips. i admit that i like hagen's fish chips a little better, but hagen's also cost more per pound, sauce is separate, and is further away. anyway franks are a welcome addition to the neighborhood. the lady that was running shop was very personable and friendly, she said that this location on irving is busier than their old location.

— On the neighbor message Welcome Frank's Chicago Shrimp House
8:19 p.m.

good stuff, almost like it was made for portage park with lost dogs and all.

— On the neighbor message How To Build a Community
8:10 p.m.

@jm reilly, i am interested too, we flooded a few times, only one was major, one was minor, and the last one i held off with a shop vac running back and forth for a couple of hours vacuuming the water as it came up and then dumping it in the yard. if can you ask donal what would be a ball park range for flood control on a single family home. i am sure if he could provide a couple of ranges and types of flood controls, a lot of people on everyblock will be interested. from a previous thread a lot of plumbing companies have been recommended, but if he could explain some of the flood control systems on everyblock, it could make a stronger connection with the everyblock community and drum up some great local business.

— On the neighbor message Sewer valve - the Honda, not the Cadillac
4:51 p.m.

if she was waiting to turn, i would say they hit her. if her mirrors fold in, she may want to fold them in before that intersection, or get a thinner car.

11:27 p.m.

i thnk the bike plows are a little slower then the street plows.
http://imgur.com/mFgocLm

— On the neighbor message Bike Lanes on Elston Ave were covered in snow
4:16 p.m.

@ruth marie, you use a lot of water in your household or not so much?

at $325 if for 6 months, looks like i may be signing up for a meter.

anyone else want to share?

— On the neighbor message Water Dept. Return Address
10:55 p.m.

$325 for me. i have no meter , but my look into it.

— On the neighbor message Water Dept. Return Address
10:47 p.m.

some people may think that since it has a return address of the water department that they will get it anyway if they don't put a stamp on it, since normally if there is no postage it would be returned to sender.
you just put a stamp on it and mail it to:
city of chicago-department of revenue
water billing & collections division
po box 6330
chicago, il 60680-6330

— On the neighbor message Water Dept. Return Address
6:48 p.m.

they probably can, you would need to read the terms of agreement that the nursing home has. if your mom never "checked out" and had her belongings there than she could be responsible for the use of the room. i would be more concerned about how she got pneumonia in a nursing home and if there is any legal action you can pursue. maybe if you start questioning about the pneumonia and implicating that it was their fault and that they are charging you on top of it, they may just let it go.

— On the neighbor message Help...need advise
6:36 p.m.

dcfs

— On the neighbor message Weed Tickets
10:45 p.m.

@jenn, if you are close to pick wick, i would recommend:
anthony chiodo dds
303 n northwest hwy park ridge, il 60068
(847) 825-2277
i am self-conscious going to dentist and he makes me feel comfortable and reminds me of my next appointment.

— On the neighbor message Looking for a good dentist
10:45 p.m.

many people may not know that some ingredients in energy drinks can interact with medications that they may be taking including cold medications, that and not following directions leads to most of these instances where problems arise. http://www.usada.org/uploads/energy-drinks.pdf
me, redline every morning, never had an issue over 7 years by following directions http://mytinyurl.com/xbbjmbs0jv
before that it was themo speed and thunder bars, removed with the ephedra ban, before that it was fat burners , before that walter payton endorsed energy supplement rpms.

— On the neighbor message Seriously Alderman Burke?
3:45 p.m.

get one of these, http://mytinyurl.com/tt127715c2

— On the neighbor message Planet Fitness
2:26 p.m.

"that could mean the tickets were issued to drivers on their way to or from the kennedy or edens expressways, which crisscross the northwest side, cullerton said."

i would be concerned of how many people are driving stoned, they say that most accidents happen within 5 miles from the house. i would not be happy if myself, family, or everyblock friend was killed by a stoned driver. making weed legal would make things worse, there is no specific standard right now to say the level of weed you have to smoke to be considered stoned. they can measure alcohol with a breathalyzer, but there is no way to measure weed in the system. also, weed is too easy for children to get already, make it legal and expect it to be worse.

— On the neighbor message Weed Tickets
12:25 a.m.

anyone know why the carts are blue, wouldn't it be more sense if they were green or a natural color like tan? also,are these carts made of recycled material?

— On the neighbor message Recycling: "When will we get blue carts?"
11:59 p.m.

@kenji, what ever happened to that bush? was that ever addressed?

11:53 p.m.

let us know what you go with

— On the neighbor message A good place for new car remotes
11:52 p.m.

@kenji, i have not seen any cameras running, but they are speed cameras so they were probably going too fast. i do know that i could not find foster one day, it must have been the day you took it.

11:48 p.m.

Verb
jee (third-person singular simple present jees, present participle jeeing, simple past and past participle jeed)
1.Alternative spelling of gee.
if alternative spelling is gee and is combined with a whiz, then you have gee whiz or jee whiz. which then can mean the following:
1: designed to arouse wonder or excitement or to amplify the merits or significance of something especially by the use of clever or sensational language
2: marked by spectacular or astonishing qualities or achievement
3: characterized by wide-eyed enthusiasm, excitement, and wonder

11:41 p.m.

red sauce or marinara sauce is a common condiment for a beef sandwich or beef/Italian sausage combo.
http://mytinyurl.com/gfv53383kf
don't knock it till you try it.

— On the neighbor message Roma's Beef - New Owner
11:33 p.m.

i like my beefs not dipped, with hot peppers or giardiniera and red sauce.

— On the neighbor message Roma's Beef - New Owner
10:16 p.m.

when i cook i do not use gloves, i don't know how many people that do use gloves to cook at home. i am oc about washing my hands, every time i touch any meat with my hands i go wash them and i keep hand sanitizer nearby. when i go out to eat i hold the salt shaker or ketchup with a napkin, many people lick their fingers and then grab the salt shaker or ketchup.

— On the neighbor message Roma's Beef - New Owner
11:03 a.m.

oh, and her car had remote start as well.

— On the neighbor message A good place for new car remotes
12:29 a.m.

needed to replace some remotes on my girlfriends car, she had an aftermarket alarm system, and got 2 brand new remotes with programming for about $130 ($65 each). i would check um out. they were upfront and qucick to give a price from the start and gave her choice of remotes. also, the new remotes outperform the old remotes even when the old ones where new, so definitely an upgrade.
abc electronics
773-889-1570
4755 west grand avenue, chicago, il 60639
hours: mon-fri, 9-6; sat, 9-5; sun closed
http://www.abcautoelectronics.com/locations/chicago.html

— On the neighbor message A good place for new car remotes
11:37 p.m.

probably a good thing you didn't

— On the neighbor message Finnegan's is CLOSED!
9:23 p.m.

have not personal experience, but they have been there awhile and they are local. mobile audio and alarm 4101 N milwaukee ave. you can see what they have or you can show them something like this: http://mytinyurl.com/29vjg0pn8m that you can get on amazon and ask how much they will charge for them to install. i would show them before you buy on amazon if you are going that route since they may say they don't install that brand. http://www.mobileaudioalarm.com/

— On the neighbor message Remote starter for car? Cheapest install?
8:54 p.m.

@andy, how long has the new owner been in place?

— On the neighbor message Roma's Beef - New Owner
6:32 p.m.

falcons can be scary, my father had 2 homing pigeons and was harassed by a falcon. he looked out the window and there was a falcon sitting on the porch looking in the window. i got a frantic call: "tell me everything you know about falcons! "i think a falcon is trying to get my pigeons!. the falcon was by his house over the course of a month doing fly bys looking, he hid the pigeons under the porch as he used to sit on the porch with his pigeons, but was scared to do so due to the falcon. the falcon stopped coming by the house. then i received another call from my father crying, his pigeons were killed under the porch, his best guess is that a cat got to them while they were sleeping, they were cut severely and there was blood and feathers everywhere.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=legzXQlFNjs

— On the neighbor message Another coyote sighting
12:13 p.m.

are you metaphoricating?

— On the neighbor message Seriously Alderman Burke?
10:51 p.m.

@kenji, what is it?

— On the neighbor message Seriously Alderman Burke?
7:53 p.m.

energy drinks have warnings, people have to read them and know they are not invincible. most of them say that they are intended for healthy individuals. if you are not in good health you should stay away or consult your doctor first. drinking an energy drink takes the energy from somewhere in you, if you don't take the time to rest and put it back, you are asking for a problem, there is no magic no sleep elixir that you don't have to pay back in some way.

— On the neighbor message Seriously Alderman Burke?
5:34 p.m.

I used to get pizza from carrenos and was a regular, sorry to see them go. used to get the family special.

11:41 p.m.

there's sutherlands, but it is not in-between central and austin.http://www.yelp.com/biz/sutherlands-food-and-spirits-chicago

8:25 p.m.

oh my.

— On the neighbor message Al's Pizza GroupOn
8:08 p.m.

@laura, babette, pattymelt, i had just finished watching red foxx that someone sent me the links to from you tube. i guess don't go posting on eb after watching red foxx . sorry if it was over the top.

— On the neighbor message I think I missed Xmas tree recycling
6:52 p.m.

i got the memo. it looks like standup comedy is out for 6 corners.

— On the neighbor message I think I missed Xmas tree recycling
4:12 p.m.

@pam, "it's possible with fewer students" anything is possible just like there "can" be more peer pressure due to more students". we both may be right and it could depend on the student. i think (in my opinion) the main reason for sending a child to catholic school is to get a religious education in addition to general education. catholic schools "typically" are more active in philanthropy than public schools. both catholic and public schools issue a diploma that can be used the same anywhere so the only real difference is religion and in most cases (not all) smaller class size for catholic schools..

3:48 p.m.

me too, welcome neighbor;)

— On the neighbor message Hey new neighbors!!
3:27 p.m.

just remembered this movie, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1640459/

— On the neighbor message Anyone know what these are?
12:24 a.m.

catholic schools humble you and encourage you to help others, in public schools it is all about you and what you have or have done, i think peer pressure can be greater in a public school just by there being more kids in it. the main question should be: is it important to you that the student gets the fundamentals of religion with their education?

12:12 a.m.

i think they are union

— On the neighbor message Anyone know what these are?
11:13 p.m.

followed by those romantic hits : wood he be mine, the morning wood, i pine for you, treet me right. maybe even go on tour with styx.

— On the neighbor message I think I missed Xmas tree recycling
5:54 p.m.

i think its radioactive

— On the neighbor message Anyone know what these are?
4:48 p.m.

welcome sarah, where about in portage park? you don't have to be specific.

— On the neighbor message Hey new neighbors!!
4:42 p.m.

some people don't park in front of their house for one of a few reasons: they don't want people to know where they live, there has been vandalism of cars by their house and feel parking down the block is safer, or they think burglars would see them coming and going and know they are or are not home.

— On the neighbor message Parking Etiquette
4:36 p.m.

keep the tree now and use it to save your parking spot when there is a big snow

— On the neighbor message I think I missed Xmas tree recycling
10:58 a.m.

i wonder what the country would be like:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYJrJO25BD4

— On the neighbor message Moving!!
10:12 p.m.

da bears http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2B74ii2F0Bw

— On the neighbor message Moving!!
9:54 p.m.

@kenji, me too

— On the neighbor message Gluten Free in the Northwest Side
4:49 p.m.

just found out chuck e cheese has gluten free offerings, now you have no excuse not to take the kids http://www.chuckecheese.com/new-glutenfree-offerings

— On the neighbor message Gluten Free in the Northwest Side
3:56 p.m.

come on, some coffee has more caffeine, is he going to ban coffee? i think he is just against it since he can't handle it, and students and people that do real work need it.

— On the neighbor message Seriously Alderman Burke?
3:55 p.m.

probably about 1800 calories, but i am not a calorie counter so it is just a guess. i was up since 3 am and did not eat all day so i went in hungry. still not hungry this morning.

— On the neighbor message Solo Diners Club
4:46 a.m.

diet coke

— On the neighbor message Solo Diners Club
4:39 a.m.

you would think he would at least get a paragraph.

11:14 p.m.

and to think some people pay for boot camp work out, this guy gets it for free.

8:35 p.m.

i went with a friend to red apple restaurant buffet tonight and it was pretty good, i went up to the table 4 times and had soup, ribs, tilapia, salmon, beef, beef stroganoff, veal ragu, sausage and a small piece of cake from the "desert table" for $12.99 all you can eat dinner ($14.99 weekends). $1.99 pop with 1 free refill. total for 2 not including tip $32. they have a salad bar with fruits and vegetables. if you want to take food to go you can also pick from the buffet and it is $4.99 a pound (dinner, weekday). there are signs saying "in order to keep our prices low, do not waste food". also, they are cash only, but have an atm. they have long booths that could probably fit 4 skinny people per side or 3 larger people. nice big booth for a family or get together. lunches are cheaper. definitely a place to go if you are hungry and do not fill up easy.
http://mytinyurl.com/038f62sr5b

— On the neighbor message Solo Diners Club
8:28 p.m.

ets tart an knew poust wit bid grimmer and sbellin'. u musk restpond wic bed grimmar nd sbellin'. goneing 4ward.

— On the neighbor message Cops looking for people right now.
5:43 p.m.

you go girl scouts! i hope you sold him some cookies too.

4:28 p.m.

yuppies are typically will not associate with lower middle class or hang out with old timers in the neighborhood. instead of helping a neighbor paint the side of their house due to paint chipping, they will call the city and get you cited (happened to an old friend, they also called because he left his garage open). a yuppie will not typically go help a friend change his brakes, thou he/she may recommend a shop. and there are always exceptions to the rule.

— On the neighbor message Jefferson Park CTA Station - New Cafe Opening
4:04 p.m.

lend

— On the neighbor message Cops looking for people right now.
12:33 p.m.

bella, it seems you are a good "role model" as well.

3:34 a.m.

i stopped in the osco at 1425 w morse ave along time ago before they shut down, and seen in the window they had a sign that they were having a "clarence sail". i knew what it meant, but never seen anything like that before.

— On the neighbor message Cops looking for people right now.
3:25 a.m.

aren't the basset hounds the one's that find people thou? wouldn't a normal basset hound find their way back home? i really don't know i am just asking. it may be possible the dog was stolen.

— On the neighbor message Lost dog! Basset Hound: Annie
10:05 p.m.

the only option it would give street gang operations is to push harder stuff or make up for lost revenue another way.

7:11 p.m.

"the mighty 190" :44

— On the neighbor message Portage Park and Pot Tickets!
6:55 p.m.

i think we need to clear the air and talk about what the community expects from eddie and what eddie expects from the community to move forward. i think through discussing expectations and what each side is willing to deliver will result in a compromise that is good for the community and good for eddie and business. easier said than done thou.

6:51 p.m.

go to http://imgur.com/
under upload images in the upper right, click computer
find the picture and click on it
click start upload, it will show the picture
cut and paste the address from the address bar above to everyblock
once someone clicks on the link it will take you to the picture

— On the neighbor message Solo Diners Club
10:24 p.m.

the cops don't actively target pot smokers, but if it comes up during a routine stop, if they are caught smoking during a routine patrol and are in possession or the cops are responding to a complaint, they are cited.

9:49 p.m.

@bella, i think your husband is right.

6:13 p.m.

i learn about words from marina orlova on you tube, she has a way of keeping my attention.

— On the neighbor message Cops looking for people right now.
6 p.m.

and that is the bare minimum

— On the neighbor ad Home remodeling and repair NUDE
6 p.m.

amsterdam also supports prostitutes, as it is legal there.

4:51 p.m.

there is so many good people in the neighborhood, crime should not be as high as it is. now it makes sense, people are too high to call 91 what dude?

2:05 p.m.

lift the restrictions on ephedrine and andro first.

12:52 p.m.

http://mytinyurl.com/89ryjd3q32

— On the neighbor message Home Security System
2:38 a.m.

@emma, does that mean the lady was laid?

— On the neighbor message Cops looking for people right now.
12:09 a.m.

@babette, now i am confuse if someone lies to you is it they have lied to you or they lain to you?

— On the neighbor message Cops looking for people right now.
11 p.m.

you can get a security system now or after your burglary. thing is if you are not burglarized, great. if you are you will wonder if getting that secularity system would have made a difference. you pay for peace of mind. even with a security system, you may still be burglarized, but at least you would be alerted before you got home. nothing erases that feeling of coming home and realizing what has just happened. before you go into a security system thou, get good locks on your doors and window, get locking gates, bars for outside of basement windows or plexiglas or glass block, security lights and timers for your lights when you are not home first. fortify, then alarm. by bedroom door has a skeleton key lock that i lock when i leave, that way if they get into the room it would be harder for them to get into the house and if they get into the house it would be harder for them to get into the room. either way you need to slow them down since the normal response time for a residence alarm is about 20 minutes, the average time for a burglary is 7 minutes, you need enough barriers and fortification to hold them off for at least 12 minutes.

— On the neighbor message Home Security System
10:55 p.m.

the food is real good, taste like homemade food, i'd go more often if they gave free refills on soft drinks thou. maybe if i made more money to go out more often it would not matter, but for me, money is kinda tight. i went with two others and we each had a couple soft drinks and set us back $10 in pop, for pop to be 25% of the bill did not seem right to someone that is budget conscience.

10:46 p.m.

@bill, a common mod is a 460 engine swap, is that the short list of mods or is the truck more conservative? i had a friend that that lost the r off his ranger and it was converted to a ford anger, later he got some extra letters at the junk yard and converted it to a ford stranger.

11:10 a.m.

these places have bingo computers as well or is it all blotter paper

— On the neighbor message Bingo Nights
5:09 p.m.

i still say the best thing to do is, ask him if he has change for a $20 and when he breaks out a $10 , grab it (say ah ha!), slam and lock the door and call the cops.

5:05 p.m.

just drove by there seen 2 suv cops on the corner of byron and lamon. i'll keep an eye out and if i see anything call 911.

— On the neighbor message Cops looking for people right now.
4:16 p.m.

it is best to stick with one guy

— On the neighbor message Firewood
5:13 a.m.

i can see these places making it if they took the spot, both can draw from at least a 5 mile radius.
http://mytinyurl.com/79xx732gg5
or hooters

12:31 a.m.

tony hawk, you can't ride your bike here

10:55 p.m.

quite simply, i think the show is in polish and if you can't read it, you probably won't understand it if you went to see it. if the post was written in english than many people might think that the show would be in english, even if they are polish.

— On the neighborhood event Zamkniety Swiat - Polish Theater
12:49 a.m.

@gerard, not strict enough, if this is this person's third time it is obviously no deterrent, i am sure there are several more like him. http://mytinyurl.com/p9cp434xw1 and i am sure they use it for more than protection.

11:17 p.m.

if i turned into a girl, i'd turn into lauren berlingeri

6:45 p.m.

@pattymelt, that is what i was saying , penalties for illegal carry and stiffer penalties with those with certain criminal records.

6:17 p.m.

i think we need stiffer penalties when people with certain criminal records are carrying illegally.

2:48 p.m.

this is a great way to document activity and compile evidence to tie it in to an individual or group of individuals when caught.

— On the neighbor message This looks promising...
2:18 p.m.

.how many people are happy working a part time job making $8.25 an hour, breathing exhaust fumes that are hazardous to your health, no health insurance, just to bring home a couple value meals to your family. a lot of people choose these jobs because they have to, not to make a career. most people that say a person should be happy at their job is a job that person would never take because it would not make them happy.

1:31 p.m.

i like the one at irving and lavergne, even if my doughnut had a hole in it.

— On the neighbor message REALLY!!! DUNKIN DONUT'S CLEAN HOUSE...urgh
12:58 p.m.

kinda, like a mobile neighborhood watch.

2:03 a.m.

this was to be local groups of people getting together and doing what they would call a safety patrol through their neighborhood.

1:59 a.m.

there was a post that was removed about a group of young students on bikes that where going to do community patrols for suspicious activity and report it to police and if appropriate or safe to do so make a citizen's arrest. they were shunned very quickly.

11:59 p.m.

where are those kids on bike patrol?

10:32 p.m.

@gene, i agree with you 100%, and everyone should have the right to carry, but, just pointing out that there are other ways to be prepared as well. there are also responsibilities to gun ownership.

11:36 a.m.

@gene, what a lot of people are saying thou is if you are walking down the street and someone gets the jump on you and sticks a gun to your back and tells you not to move or they will shoot, and starts going through your pockets, your gun is not going to help you, because if you move they may shoot. there would have to be someone else with a gun to come to your aid and they would have to have the balls to get involved. the possible result is theft of your legally carried gun, as i can't see a thief leaving it with you to shoot them. the best option is comply with the robber or train to get their gun away from them:
http://mytinyurl.com/ws0k3ysfk8
http://mytinyurl.com/723qm28ngs
http://mytinyurl.com/6fgc2zqjbf
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10:32 a.m.

ok, and lost kenji's

— On the neighbor message Found dog
7:13 p.m.

portage park, home of coffee shops and lost dogs, kinda has a ring to it.

— On the neighbor message Found dog
5:44 p.m.

@kenji, i support the idea of community patrols, nothing more nothing less. maybe you and i can do some bike patrols in the summer, and maybe we can even get some neighbors to join us.

— On the neighbor message Neighborhood Watch & Public Safety
2:01 p.m.

@gerard, it is ok, but sometimes guns bought for protection are stolen and used for something else. that is why it is important that if you leave your gun at home that it is secure to the point a home burglar cannot get it if there was a break in, they usually know where to look.

1:47 p.m.

in the summer a couple of neighbors usually walk the neighborhood. my neighbor carries mace, i carry a kubotan, and her husband carries a tactical flashlight with strobe, just everyday carry stuff, we are not on a mission. if we see anything going down we call the cops, but there have been times multiple times we seen suspicious activity going on and we just hung around a bit, and the suspicious people left. i don't see the difference other then the fact that it is a larger group and them wearing uniforms that say public safety. more power to them. they way i look at it you can support them or the criminals. there is nothing illegal about what they are doing and people are getting more disturbed and saying this is going to be a disaster then supporting something that is completely legal and a right of all citizens.

— On the neighbor message Neighborhood Watch & Public Safety
1:39 p.m.

@kenji, the plastics will be dumped on the alleyway and the metal bag would be gone.

— On the neighbor message Jefferson Park Recycling
1:21 p.m.

i like the idea of the community banning together to protect the neighborhood. you have to remember the first goal of any neighborhood patrol is to detour criminal action by their presence alone. these guys are not going out and grabbing and beating up people that are stealing from cars or cuffing someone forcefully against their will. they are reporting criminal and suspicious activity to police and if safe to do so, detaining the criminals till the police arrive, like a citizen's arrest (which is the right of citizens). the handcuffs are more of a psychological element and can be used instead of holding the individual for up to an hour before the police arrive.

— On the neighbor message Neighborhood Watch & Public Safety
1:19 p.m.

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— On the neighbor message Neighborhood Watch & Public Safety
1:15 a.m.

if i outfitted my bike it would be budget patrol.
http://mytinyurl.com/g704ygh81c
http://mytinyurl.com/nnh31b0dr8

— On the neighbor message Neighborhood Watch & Public Safety
12:52 a.m.

@gerard, just making the point that legally bought guns are sometimes stolen and used in crimes or sold illegally.

10:57 p.m.

awesome idea! it would be great if patrols could be organized by area (i am portage park). did you organize your own group and come up with your own uniforms or is this program part of an bigger idea. would you be patrolling, jeff park only or would you roll into portage as well. also, are you looking for others to join?

— On the neighbor message Neighborhood Watch & Public Safety
9:24 p.m.

yeah, i wish everyblock had sound

— On the neighbor message Spanish classes? I am seeking them.
9:10 p.m.

if someone has a lady that bad that they need a magazine, then getting her something to please herself, trust me she is the wrong lady.

— On the neighbor message City Newsstand mentioned on WBEZ
9:09 p.m.

@gerard, do you have any statistics on how many guns stolen from law abiding citizens are used in crimes?

9:06 p.m.

some plump when you cook em

5:16 p.m.

i think the biggest problem is even if you fight them and win and get away or even if you get them arrested, they may find you later and mess you up or have someone else mess you up.

— On the neighbor message Addison and Milwaukee Ave. Armed Robberies
5:14 p.m.

i am just getting better myself i started getting sick the beginning of december with pneumonia, then the flu with fever high as 103.5, which led to a terrible bronchitis. multiple trips to the doctor, nebulizer treatments, motrin, biaxin xl, robotussin with codeine, pseudoephedrine & guaifenesin, albuterol and Rhinocort inhalers, flonase, and benzonatate for a non-stop cough. sickest i have been in my life, i can see how people can die, it was killing me. i am almost better. i have been cycling between green tea with apple cider vinegar, chicken broth (it was on sale for 59 cents), and vitamin c packets'. i think i will go for an pneumonia and flu shot when i am better. i here there is a flu shot without egg now, as i could not get it because of an egg allergy. anyone know if that is available now?

— On the neighbor message Aldermanic succession
10:02 p.m.

@pattymelt, how is your cold?

— On the neighbor message Aldermanic succession
7:37 p.m.

just for those that want simple home protection, as of right now, there is only one of these left on amazon. http://mytinyurl.com/2295r95d44

7:12 p.m.

@kenji, here is a couple more for ya if 12.4 was too slow, this one does the 1/4 128 at 10.95
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— On the neighbor message Oil change
3:21 p.m.

the thing is they did not catch these guys robbing this person, you think they would catch them if they killed him? you have to figure the victim gave a description of the guys and they still were not caught. if no one seen this person get robbed, no one would have seen him get shot either. something has got to change somehow.

— On the neighbor message Addison and Milwaukee Ave. Armed Robberies
2:59 p.m.

i think it is about saving money, if not brian would be sitting on a chair and not a board.

2:08 p.m.

it is scary and no one should ever take a chance, but i wonder if someone just said no, if they would actually shoot them.

— On the neighbor message Addison and Milwaukee Ave. Armed Robberies
2:06 p.m.

@kenji, got turbo? http://mytinyurl.com/f3h0wqb58d

— On the neighbor message Oil change
2 p.m.

i finally just joined the vip club and put in my birthday.
http://alspizzachicago.com/Al_s_VIP_Club.html
it looks like prior orders don't go toward points so be sure to join the club before you order. also, i received a $5 coupon that is good thru the 16th. so if you were wondering about trying al's, join the club, get the $5 coupon, and try it out. if you like it, just keep ordering and earning valuable rewards points.

— On the neighbor message Help me find clean take out or delivery food.
1:21 p.m.

not good for those that were born on leap year

— On the neighbor message Help me find clean take out or delivery food.
11:45 a.m.

he used the force

— On the neighbor message Aldermanic succession
11:37 a.m.

@ljb, having a sense of humor and keeping the post fresh will solicit more entries and bring more awareness to the thread. be grateful for the ones responding and keeping it fresh.
if you are serious please explain what a "solicate entry" is. i am unfamiliar with the term solicate?

5:34 a.m.

if you want to get serious, get a preluber that sends oil through your engine before you start it, there are several types, but here is an examples:
http://prelube.com/powrlube500.html
http://www.engineprelube.com/
as for olive oil, never met the girl

— On the neighbor message Oil change
11:25 p.m.

plus tips, if you make the car pass, jk

8:26 p.m.

or even a spacebook page

— On the neighbor message Portage Park Subscribe!!!
8:24 p.m.

pure synthetic is the best after the break in period. then if you are using conventional oil, it is best to get an engine flush before you switch to synthetic, that is my opinion, but edmunds disputes it.
http://www.edmunds.com/car-care/top-7-urban-legends-about-motor-oil.html

— On the neighbor message Oil change
7:09 p.m.

that is why i would never do such a thing. i don't answer my door for strangers especially those that think they are erica estrada.

1:45 a.m.

@mark ,so where is this nice place you order from that you found? everyblock is about sharing these nice places with others.

— On the neighbor message Help me find clean take out or delivery food.
1:30 a.m.

heard

— On the neighbor message Aldermanic succession
10:33 p.m.

i head if anything happens to arena, it will go to kenji

— On the neighbor message Aldermanic succession
10:33 p.m.

@steve, i thought you would say: open door, mace him, close door, call 911, say there is some crazy guy that maybe on drugs pounding on your door to get in, hurry. i think he said he was collecting money for coke.

10:29 p.m.

most are on the highway to hell

— On the neighbor message Happy New Year!
11:56 p.m.

it depends on where you are going thou

— On the neighbor message Happy New Year!
11:54 p.m.

it depends on who is keeping you up and how.

— On the neighbor message Shabbas dinners?
11:52 p.m.

@pattymelt, that is the everyblock definition

— On the neighbor message Social Security Office open "late"?
11:46 p.m.

maybe if you get enough people to want one, you may be able to design a cullerton shirt and have replica chicago can make them, but make sure you collect the money first.

11:42 p.m.

someone needs to follow him.

11:33 p.m.

@kenji, to get your cullerton shirt, click on this link http://mytinyurl.com/ptxzrn99w4 ,
then click on the orange bar below the definition "buy cullerton mugs & shirts" that will take you to the site to buy cullerton shirts and mugs.

10:22 p.m.

@brian, on the contrary it is an honor to be named kenji.
kenji (meaning) a popular japanese name given to boys, usually meaning "honored jewel" or "sacred sword".

— On the neighbor message Social Security Office open "late"?
9:50 p.m.

i spent a lot of time in the library as a teenager, i would go there after school, finish my homework and off to work. i would go there to get away from my parents and just read. now, not so much.

— On the neighbor message Bye Bye Blockbuster
9:46 p.m.

@shot and beer, so is the same to the ignorance of keeping ones car door unlocked and is surprised when the car is ransacked.

4:15 p.m.

they are better off having a full size yield to pedestrians sign where a normal sign would usually be (not in the center of the road). if you really want people to stop put a real stop sign or a traffic light, it eliminates that gray area of not knowing if the person is going to cross or not. than at least if the person behind you sees a stop sign ahead they are less likely to rear end you when you suddenly stop. since most traffic signs are on the right side and we are typically look to the right, to have a traffic sign in the middle of the street on our left side is easier to subconsciously block out at least from a distance. i see them, but it is what it is many people don't. wait till the slow plows come, my bet is by march they all will plowed away.

1:07 p.m.

all i know is if cullerton is not opting out, i am not, makes it simple.

— On the neighbor message Electric Aggregation Program....Questions???
10:23 a.m.

@cj, where would you want the stop to be?

— On the neighbor message What would you change?
10:22 a.m.

@kenji, i was suppose to have my sidewalk replaced in 2012 and received a call from the city asking me if it is alright to postpone it till aprill-june 1st of this year due to peoples gas. i asked them that i only had one bad square and if people's gas replaces it, can i get refunded and not have the whole walk replaced and they said yes as long as the sidewalk was to code. the person i spoke with was ryan from the shared sidewalk program 312-735-6504.

10:15 a.m.

you have to also consider all the crime that is not reported, like i got my spare tire stolen off my truck, i reported it, but for what really, it is not like they will catch them and the report would not be for my insurance since i have a 1000 deductible, and it would not be for tax write off since it is not enough money. many people now days do not report crimes since their seems to be no reason to, other than to engage the statistic.

— On the neighbor message Round up of crime statistics
10:02 a.m.

i don't want to see it go either, i just got my own card like 3 months ago, i have been using my neighbor's card the past year (we would usually get movies together anyway).

— On the neighbor message Bye Bye Blockbuster
9:53 a.m.

@kenji, maybe they have been eating it for so long it is in their genes and have built up a resistance to it, like evolution or something.

— On the neighbor message Jefferson Park Chinese takeout
10:59 p.m.

always read the contract, take it home if you have to, if it seems like a good deal for you, go ahead, if you look for problems, you will usually find them. don't let your workout be tainted by stress of what you paid. usually cheaper deals come with restrictions. by reading the contract you may be able to negotiate out of certain things that the membership gives you that you will not be using and amend the contract to what you will actually be using.

— On the neighbor message Xport Fitness
12:33 p.m.

homicide- homie-friend, cide-act of killing

— On the neighbor message Round up of crime statistics
11:07 a.m.

or rushing your life will only bring you closer to death

— On the neighbor message Happy New Year!
10:06 p.m.

happy new year, stay safe and try to enjoy each day like it is your last, because one day you will be right.

— On the neighbor message Happy New Year!
6:22 p.m.

except all the really bad ones

— On the neighbor message Happy New Year!!
6:21 p.m.

a lot of children like chuck e cheese

— On the neighbor message Birthday Bash for Five Year Old! Suggestions?
6:16 p.m.

fraud, misrepresentation, money scam

6:14 p.m.

shots fired everywhere and happy new year

— On the neighbor message Shooting
6:11 p.m.

bis

— On the neighbor message What's going up!
6:08 p.m.

@gene, people over 35 are usually home at a decent hour, have a family or live with someone (even a dog), they have learned to lock their doors and windows, they have learned not to leave valuables in the open, they are alert know their neighborhood personally and they don't have their face in their Iphone while walking down the street unaware of their surroundings.

— On the neighbor message Round up of crime statistics
6:40 p.m.

i agree, i even lock up things that are locked up. it takes me 3 keys and an alarm just to leave my house, 4 keys and a combo lock to throw out the trash.

— On the neighbor message Round up of crime statistics
4:02 p.m.

i lived in lakeview for 30 years, even during the time it was full of gangs, not a victim, i move to portage park in less than 10 years and am a victim of a crime more than 4 times. if you ask me my perception of crime in portage park is not the best or at least not the best for me and what i am used to as a standard, but that perception is based on being in a neighborhood without major incident in 30 years. i do however think that the neighborhood is somewhat safe than others, but when you have so many people that don't want to lock their doors on their car for fear of getting their windows busted, i am not the only one that has been affected.

— On the neighbor message Round up of crime statistics
3:33 p.m.

@bike jedi, hyroglyphics 残り物には福がある (there is a fortune to leftovers), Nokorimono ni wa fuku ga aru (same definition, luck exists in the leftovers)

2:36 p.m.

crime is not a problem until you or someone you care for is a victim of it.

— On the neighbor message Round up of crime statistics
2:30 p.m.

broasted chicken royale delivers, http://www.broastedchickenroyale.com/

— On the neighbor message Good chicken places that deliver
12:33 a.m.

a good tip too is to walk around your house and garage every day, that way you can see and react to evidence of an attempt or if anything around your house has been disturbed, such as which would indicate someone was snooping around. i noticed on my garage door one day that my lock was flipped over and i promptly replaced it with a bigger lock, at least if they came back again, they know i might have known that they did not know that i knew to change the lock.

— On the neighbor message Garage Robbery 5500 block of Nagle Ave
12:29 a.m.

@kenji, talking of carts here is a way to recycle a shopping cart. http://mytinyurl.com/f64sv5pscq

12:10 p.m.

don't forget the hardy boys http://mytinyurl.com/1g0r7qg8y5

10:20 p.m.

"recycle your live christmas tree at portage park"

what if i have a dead one?

10:18 p.m.

"the project has the support of ald. john arena (45th), who said it would help seniors who live in portage park and jefferson park grow old near their friends and neighbors."

so does this mean it is only reserved for seniors that have lived in portage and jefferson park?

5:11 a.m.

it looks "lame" until you open it.

— On the neighbor message Share your Six Corners Story
1:33 p.m.

@tlo, they have to do the whole thing, i had the same issue with only one square and they said that they have to do the whole walk, even if the rest of the squares are in good condition.

8:57 p.m.

anyone have her number? http://imgur.com/HBrxX

— On the neighbor message 6019 W. Montrose Avenue
5:23 p.m.

@nick, do you know for sure if walgreens and cvs are open til 5 or are you just guessing.

1:33 a.m.

merry christmases to all eveyblockers and someblockers.

— On the neighbor message Merry Christmas!
1:32 a.m.

the jewel by 6 corners is closed on the 25th

1:28 a.m.

and always be nice and not make fun of the quiet ones

— On the neighbor message Armed Guards in CPS
11:32 a.m.

i don't eat carbs, but when i do, it is stove top stuffing

— On the neighbor message On your Holiday Table
11:11 p.m.

http://imgur.com/TV9T9
just kidding, just had to go there

— On the neighbor message Coat drive?
7:03 p.m.

just making the correction to bump the thread, intention is to bring more attention to the thread, if the intent was to be nitpicky i would be correcting other people. this is a good cause and it deserves attention.

2:30 p.m.

there are volunteer opportunities for anyone that is not interested in volenteer oppurtunities.

1:14 p.m.

some single guys will pick up anything these days, some even like them older and a little heavy, and a 36" is big enough for some, it depends on the quality, how much it was used and if it is worth putting money into to get something out of it.

— On the neighbor message Electronic Recycling
11:48 a.m.

here is their phone number, just in case you don't want to walk all the way down to their address, if you need them: (773) 545-5625
http://www.generallockcorp.com/

— On the neighbor message Locksmith
11:33 a.m.

does anyone know if the recycle bins made out of recycled material?
also, will all these recycled bins be picked up by clean burning natural gas vehicles or old diesel garbage trucks?

5:45 a.m.

it seems that most people that recycle, choose to do so and then complain about doing it, then have no patience to get a free recycle bin from a city that has economic issues.

3:26 a.m.

it may be to alert people on the highway of a blue light special at kmart.

— On the neighbor message Blue Light Camera
1:16 p.m.

here are the listed hours, unless they changed them and did not on the site. either that or toml misunderstood the question of non-sketchy "overnight" spots
monday - friday 8amM-11pm
saturday 8amM-11pm
sunday 8am-11pm

— On the neighbor message Non-sketchy overnight spots?
6:32 p.m.

"euclidean place"

— On the neighbor message New Construction @ Byron&Cicero?
12:52 a.m.

@laura, boo

— On the neighbor message 12 Good Deeds Before Christmas
9:59 p.m.

but even a thread can be strung out.
strung-1.hang (something) so that it stretches in a long line.
2.thread (a series of small objects) on a string.

— On the neighbor message Thank you
9:58 p.m.

bella, awesome! i hit the thanks button 100 times, but it will only allow one thanks.

— On the neighbor message 12 Good Deeds Before Christmas
8:31 p.m.

@bella, please change your profile picture back. to many of us it is like seeing a long lost friend on the street, and brings a bit of joy and peace in our hearts.

— On the neighbor message 12 Good Deeds Before Christmas
8:28 a.m.

just cause you don't understand what's going on don't mean it don't make no sense
and just cause you don't like it, don't mean it ain't no good
and let me tell you something;

before you go taking a walk in my world
you better take a look at the real world
cause this ain't no mister roger's neighborhood

(from suicidal tendencies-you can't bring me down)

— On the neighbor message Gun arrest at 43XX N Milwaukee
7:59 a.m.

with free mrs.kenji pizza with al's sauce for lunch.

7:43 a.m.

by the way, what is sleep?

7:43 a.m.

i think she is talking arena

— On the neighbor message Gun arrest at 43XX N Milwaukee
4:19 a.m.

there is golden nugget,4229 West Irving Park Road Chicago, IL 60641
(773) 777-7107

— On the neighbor message Non-sketchy overnight spots?
4:18 a.m.

http://mytinyurl.com/mnq8m74x6y

— On the neighbor message Front yard upkeep?
1:09 p.m.

i too like the prior picture

— On the neighbor message BEWARE- Garage Attempted Break In
10:26 p.m.

@bella, here is my smile to u:

;)

— On the neighbor message 12 Good Deeds Before Christmas
3:21 p.m.

i think it is a shared responsibility cars need to follow the rules, but as a pedestrian, get out of the way. if you jay walk across a busy street causally and expect cars just to stop, you may be wrong. if i am crossing a street and i see a car wants to turn in my path, i acknowledge them and walk a little more briskly or let them go. it is my responsibility to myself to stay alive.

— On the neighbor message What would you change?
3:19 p.m.

i think that was the last straw

— On the neighbor message BEWARE- Garage Attempted Break In
12:26 p.m.

maybe at least put some holiday lights on it, if someone tried to steal the lights they just might get caught up in that bush.

— On the neighbor message Front yard upkeep?
10:16 a.m.

@adam, real men don't care

— On the neighbor message Live Christmas Trees?
10:12 a.m.

@pattymelt, http://mytinyurl.com/2jjhtn5b87

— On the neighbor message Help me find clean take out or delivery food.
10:09 a.m.

is he still moroccan? because after he closed he was less rocken

— On the neighbor message Merguez Moroccan Restaurant
11:33 p.m.

i think someone may be stuck in there now, maybe that is where all the missing packages are.

— On the neighbor message Front yard upkeep?
10:26 p.m.

darn, i should have taken a picture, sorry i was hungry. this is the best picture i can do at this point. http://imgur.com/eOzYN

— On the neighbor message Help me find clean take out or delivery food.
10:25 p.m.

they may not be able to live there or spend the night, but they can stop by, stash drugs and money there, and knock off people to and from where their staying

— On the neighbor message BEWARE- Garage Attempted Break In
10:18 p.m.

send a picture email to the alderman, see what he says.

— On the neighbor message Front yard upkeep?
10:13 p.m.

hell yeah, grandma whoop you boy if you don't come take care of her since she was the only one around to raise you.

— On the neighbor message BEWARE- Garage Attempted Break In
10:05 p.m.

sometimes it is not them, but who comes to visit them that provokes and instigates trouble to happen. i wonder what is going to happen when that senior building goes up? not the seniors so much, but the visitors. i think someone else mentioned it too.

— On the neighbor message BEWARE- Garage Attempted Break In
10:01 p.m.

i ordered from al's today for pickup, i ordered an pizza and bbq chicken wings, it was pretty good, the sauce leaves a bit of an aftertaste that makes you want to eat more sauce. i could not stop eating slices of pizza. the wings were crispy and coated with bbq sauce. I picked up my order around 6 pm, i asked if mike was in to say hi and they said he was not in and he was there during the day. the cashier was friendly and looked happy to be there and expedite my order. if it were not for this thread, i would have never found al's.

— On the neighbor message Help me find clean take out or delivery food.
9:44 p.m.

@dirk, Perolynga Seijin from Ultra Seven, http://mytinyurl.com/c1zhkknb0q

— On the neighbor message New Construction @ Byron&Cicero?
9:05 p.m.

spreading the disease, instead of curing it
and the poor stay poor and the rich get rich

— On the neighbor message BEWARE- Garage Attempted Break In
8:59 p.m.

best

— On the neighbor message What would you change?
7:27 p.m.

yeah,their wings are the breast

— On the neighbor message What would you change?
7:26 p.m.

the rules need to be stricter to be eligible for the voucher, such as having a job that pays taxes, being a good neighbor, volunteering for the community, not committing felonies, something, something.

— On the neighbor message BEWARE- Garage Attempted Break In
6:24 p.m.

foster and northwest highway, perfect spot for a hooters, right off the highway, talk about beautifying the area.

— On the neighbor message What would you change?
5:44 p.m.

and married him in the 90's, jk

— On the neighbor message New Construction @ Byron&Cicero?
5:33 p.m.

my neighbor asked me when i would be home since she wanted to order something doing 2 day delivery and deliver it to my house. if you know any of your neighbors that you know may be home that would accept the package for you that is another option.

— On the neighbor message More stolen packages
5:32 p.m.

if you don't like it, did you offer to cut it down for them? you can do a little at a time if they are ok with it or do they like the big bush? i did not like my neighbors tree branch because it blocked the view of the street and i asked if he mind if i cut the branch and he said he didn't care, in 5 minutes i had the branch down and spent the next hour chopping it into little pieces and i was happy.

— On the neighbor message Front yard upkeep?
5:20 p.m.

logo http://mytinyurl.com/13s97y482k

— On the neighbor message New Construction @ Byron&Cicero?
5:14 p.m.

there is a house in there?

— On the neighbor message Front yard upkeep?
4:11 p.m.

i would steer clear and go with "super alien rooster diner". it is gimmicky it would get great word of mouth.

— On the neighbor message New Construction @ Byron&Cicero?
4:04 p.m.

bella, you are a tough woman and the sig might be a great gun, but it has to feel good in your hands, the .22 berretta is too small, you may be able to shoot someone and they still might be able to get at you or the gun. you need a .38 or higher for stopping power. look for a gun that feels comfortable for you to use as the berretta. the best gun on the market is worthless if you can't draw and handle it quick enough, a revolver is less likely to jam. see what gun is a best fit for you for handling and shooting. also, a taser can be a good alternate weapon. bottom line is find the right weapon for you. not to take anything away from bike jedi, because he has a lot of valid points and good advice but, you are not a navy seal or a member of swat and a sig may or may not be for you.
http://mytinyurl.com/8kt5ym6494
in the real world a small caliber handgun isn't guaranteed to stop a two hundred and fifty pound attacker, who might be high on drugs, and getting shot by a punitive .25 would instead probably just make the attacker more prone to attack and hurt the woman. So a larger caliber gun like a .38 special as seen below is really more of a necessity than of choice.
http://mytinyurl.com/v89t0g88z4
as the saying goes; bring enough gun. if the intended use is self-defense choose at least a .38 special for revolvers and a 9mm for semi-autos. some of you will be tempted to get a .22lr or .25 auto, don’t do it. the .22lr is great for training, plinking and small game hunting but is not the best choice for defense. the .25 auto is worthless for just about everything. yes; both can and will kill, just don’t bet your life on either to stop an attacker before he can kill you.

— On the neighbor message BEWARE- Garage Attempted Break In
5:19 a.m.

need a closer one and it is not just for the guys.
http://www.yelp.com/biz/hooters-chicago

— On the neighbor message What would you change?
2:55 a.m.

the evil you know is always better then the evil you don't know.

— On the neighbor message Fishy phone call from Sperian Energy
12:51 p.m.

http://imgur.com/TwutO

— On the neighbor message On puppy mills....
12:47 p.m.

if popeye's did not work out maybe we should go in an opposite direction.
http://mytinyurl.com/vkfzj47k47

— On the neighbor message Milwaukee/Central Project
12:36 p.m.

http://mytinyurl.com/65jbwvyyqr

— On the neighbor message Coyote sighting!
1:39 p.m.

i think someone said the day we are more united than the gangs is the day we will reclaim our neighborhood. the question is, do you know more neighbors than gangs know gang members and do they have your back.

— On the neighbor message Gun arrest at 43XX N Milwaukee
1:37 p.m.

yeah, as tlo said, many people won't pay attention to billboards like that.

— On the neighbor message Billboards up to 100 feet tall?
1:15 p.m.

it is not nurburgring ring, but its a start.

1:13 p.m.

and those are just the reported crimes, there are many crimes that go unreported.

— On the neighbor message Gun arrest at 43XX N Milwaukee
12:57 p.m.

it's not only less cops, its less people looking out for each other too, everyone minding their own business. what happened to the unity and civic responsibility of protecting your block? also, many people are working more hours to keep their homes, it is a shame that honest people slave at work and put less food in their mouth just to give to their children, just to have someone take it away. something has got to change.

— On the neighbor message Thanks for stealing my Christmas lights
12:53 p.m.

it depends on what is on them, and if they flash quickly, scroll or change gradually.

— On the neighbor message Billboards up to 100 feet tall?
12:05 a.m.

it gives new meaning to "gluten for punishment"

— On the neighbor message Gluten Free in the Northwest Side
10:44 p.m.

@paul, go to alspizzachicago.com and email mike karalis regarding the problem you had and he would be happy to send you another pizza.

@mike karalis, i have not tried your pizza yet, but soon will, you sound like a good honest business man that explained the sauce process that many did not know about and did not try to hide anything. just simple upfront and honest. sounds like someone that i would want making my pizza. thank you for coming to everyblock and posting.

— On the neighbor message Help me find clean take out or delivery food.
10:33 p.m.

@mike karalis, last time paul ordered a pizza from you it was not to his satisfaction and he has not been there since. for a customer that used to order every week and have one bad experience, are you willing to make him another pizza?
--pauls comment: "we used to order from al's all the time, at least one pizza delivery a week. that all stopped a year or so ago because we had one really nasty pizza."

@paul, would you give al's a second chance if al's makes you another pizza? it sounds like you really liked al's and maybe it is time to like them again.

@pattymelt, eb dinners club at al's?

— On the neighbor message Help me find clean take out or delivery food.
10:11 p.m.

quick quiz, what would you do?
true or false, if you left pizza under your car seat in a box for one day it would still be good?
true or false, rice can be left out all day if covered?
true or false, if you left a new package of hot dogs overnight on the table and forgot to refrigerate it, if it has nitrates in it, it will still be good in the morning, you can just put it in the fridge.
true or false, ketchup really does not to be refrigerated.
after you put the milk in your cart, how much time do you have to get it into your fridge before it starts to go bad?
i always pick up salt shakers and bottles of ketchup with a napkin, since i have seen people lick their fingers in their mouth and grab them, how about you?

— On the neighbor message Gross food conversation-not business specific
6:16 p.m.

surprise,

— On the neighbor message Robbery
5:10 p.m.

@ chicago scott, if the bad guy catches you by suprised, he may end up with two guns.

— On the neighbor message Robbery
4:59 p.m.

sorry, just curious, anyone ever get their hanukkah decorations stolen? ever?

— On the neighbor message Thanks for stealing my Christmas lights
9:45 p.m.

and if you have a bad crash, you don't have far to go

9:42 p.m.

160 officers down from 350lbs? is that is why we are getting the chipotle?

— On the neighbor message Robbery
7:26 p.m.

ups drivers get paid the same whether you get your package or not. when they have over 150 stops to make, every second counts, it is in ups training to be efficient. if you are routinely slow on your route you may be disciplined, it is not a deliver at your own pace service.

— On the neighbor message More Missing Packages
5:15 a.m.

@kittypgrl, did you stop in and let them know?

5:03 a.m.

many ways to get rid of stuff, craigslist, ebay, garage sales, free cycle. my friends and i do this cool thing every year that we make a list of everything we want to get rid of and give it to one another if another one wants it, it is kind of like a summer x-mas, anything left over is either sold to someone else, donated or thrown out. or just email all your contacts and see if anyone wants the stuff or is willing to buy it from you. you would be surprised at how many people you may know that may want to buy or take your stuff off your hands.

4:59 a.m.

it needs to be widened so we can get these: http://mytinyurl.com/rtbfdsw3z3

1:10 a.m.

cops need to start watching old episodes of tj hooker, we need to get back to basics. "who's your friend now punk"

— On the neighbor message Robbery
11:52 p.m.

@jim, somehow "active user" may have some negative connotations.

— On the neighbor message Thanks for stealing my Christmas lights
6:16 p.m.

@ bill, i have never seen thugs strip searched on the street by a cop let alone a security officer. it should have been a regular pat down by a cop at the school with a male school official such as a counselor as a witness. if a strip search was deemed warranted, the parents should be contacted and it should be done at the police station with one of them present. to say that he is no angel does not give others the right to violate his rights, it makes them just as bad as him.

— On the neighbor message Taft high school student strip-searched....
6:07 p.m.

so what is with glutten are you born not being able to eat it or does it develop?

— On the neighbor message Gluten Free in the Northwest Side
5:49 p.m.

i think it is a copy cat. http://mytinyurl.com/qvhxs7qb63

— On the neighbor message Thanks for stealing my Christmas lights
5:37 p.m.

i see

— On the neighbor message Eyeglasses in 45th ward or nearby
5:28 p.m.

remember in most cases you get what you pay for.

— On the neighbor message Eyeglasses in 45th ward or nearby
5:21 a.m.

@gigi, thanks for the detailed review. i have heard they were good and was told to just go, i'll like it. it helps knowing some of what someone has had before going thou, at least with me.

12:39 a.m.

try to enjoy everyday, in some way

if you do not take the time to live, laugh, and love
all you have is death, fear and hate.

here are some helpful tips should you encounter a coyote

http://www.wikihow.com/Fight-a-Coyote

— On the neighbor message Coyote sighting!
12:29 a.m.

@patsechi, unfortunately i think that is the packages that they are stealing.

— On the neighbor message More stolen packages
8:49 p.m.

i'll bring a cougar ;)

— On the neighbor message Coyote sighting!
8:45 p.m.

older= 40+, the term older is used because you can't use mature since some older people are immature, and they have not reached senior yet.

6:50 p.m.

just make sure they understand what you mean when you tell them to cut the cheese.

— On the neighbor message Irving Park & Linder Coffee Shop
6:45 p.m.

what s good for the goose is good for the gander, i proclaim 6 corners goosefest, including beer from goose island.

— On the neighbor message Coyote sighting!
6:41 p.m.

nice http://mytinyurl.com/tgqsythmy7

— On the neighbor message Dunkin doughnuts 5000 Irving Park rd
1:59 a.m.

@gigi, i have been meaning to try red apple, whats good there?

12:57 a.m.

is it safe to assume you own a cosworth vega (csvega)? http://mytinyurl.com/hv936dkfkh

— On the neighbor message New to this site!
11:57 p.m.

@steve, did you or anyone file a complaint? is there a warrant out for him?

11:47 p.m.

so when is the best time to have a heart attack if going to olr?

— On the neighbor message Hospital / Ambulance question?
11:45 p.m.

coyotes get pensions?

— On the neighbor message Coyote sighting!
10:43 p.m.

i think you can drop him off at any fire house.

— On the neighbor message Dalmation Found
9:35 p.m.

@kenji, cheesy comment. @csvega, welcome

— On the neighbor message New to this site!
9:22 p.m.

the first house was made of straw, the second house made of sticks, the 3rd house was out of brick and the 4th house had 4 bears and one blonde girl. it was the 4th house that did it.

9:07 p.m.

nwsidegirl, where abouts are you located, general area so we know about where he is working.

6:54 p.m.

@southsideandy, is there such thing as whey protein latte's or are you just "creatine" new drinks?

— On the neighbor message Irving Park & Linder Coffee Shop
1:55 p.m.

i seen a coyote asking for change, http://mytinyurl.com/gfgn886f4d

— On the neighbor message Coyote sighting!
1:46 p.m.

does it say the name of the provider on the phone (sprint, at & t etc), not sure if it is possible, but they might have the software to look into the phone, see the number and who pays the bill, or look into contacts for (ice), home, mom, dad etc info.

— On the neighbor message A cell phone has been found
10:32 p.m.

@kari, it is not mine, but wanted to say what a great thing for you to reach out to find the owner. if you know someone that has lost their phone, let them know about this, it could be theirs.

— On the neighbor message A cell phone has been found
8 p.m.

first lost dogs, then lost cats, now lost cleaning ladys. lol . i hope you are able to get someone, make sure to check references.

— On the neighbor message Cleaning Lady
7:53 p.m.

i am not surprised that we are hearing good things about olr, the ones that had a bad experience aren't around to talk about it anymore. i am grateful for those that had a good experience at olr , but consider yourself lucky. in life or death when seconds count you go to the nearest hospital and say a prayer, once you are stable you can call your doctor and have you transferred out. But, if you are hurt and you know you ain't gonna die, go somewhere else.

— On the neighbor message Hospital / Ambulance question?
6:53 p.m.

i went to pearle vision, since i rarely shop for glasses i wanted to make sure i got the frames i wanted. there is a level of quality with certain brand frames. i had cheaper ones in the past and i was able to break them pretty easily. i had a pair of guess frames that held up very well despite the number of times i sat on them and dropped them and now i have a pair of nike frames and some nautica prescription sunglasses in which i really like. when you enjoy wearing your glasses then that is all that matters.

— On the neighbor message Eyeglasses in 45th ward or nearby
5:20 p.m.

i never seen a "car" take a picture. it is also mentioned it was a he, so i assume the car was a stick.

— On the neighbor message strange car
5:20 a.m.

they can even sell e books and have a hot spot to download new books or pages of books.

— On the neighbor message Irving Park & Linder Coffee Shop
5:17 a.m.

can you have ambulance/emt stabilize and not transport or do they have to transport? i mean for example if i called the ambulance on friend and the emts came out and stopped the bleeding and said the person needed stitches, but they had stopped the bleeding, could the patient say that he did not want the ambulance to take him to the hospital and wanted me to drive him to a different hospital?

— On the neighbor message Hospital / Ambulance question?
1:46 a.m.

@big oaks, it was even vacant went they were open

— On the neighbor message Status on former Noodle restaurant?
1:16 a.m.

i knew some turkey did it

12:35 p.m.

@dirk, i am not sure, but it taste like they do, i ate there a few times with some friends and it was very good every time, before that i have never heard of them.

— On the neighbor message Chipolte Finally Coming?
12:18 p.m.

years ago my friend went to a doctor at olr, they were testing him for diabetes. over the weekend he was not feeling well and called the doctor, the doctor was quick to tell him that she had his results and come to the office on monday and lay down and try to get some rest. that night he went into a diabetic coma, at the time the paramedics got him, his sugar was over 600. they rushed him to olr and they were unable to get him to come out of his coma and eventually killed him, giving him drugs to come out of the coma. i had to take his parents to the hospital to identify the body, it seems like that drive to the hospital took days. i like resurrection on talcott and have had good experiences there. lutheran in park ridge has excellent pediatrics physicians in the emergency room (most ers just have regular er doctors not specializing in pediatrics, but lutheran does). so if you have a kid to take to the er try to race them to lutheran. it is nice to have a private ambulance number nearby and know what they charge also, if insurance will cover the extra mileage, that way if an issue arises you are not scrambling trying to put things together. you want to make sure that you pick a private ambulance with a good track record since, if they are driving further, the paramedics have to have the skills and training to keep them stable for a longer period of time.

— On the neighbor message Hospital / Ambulance question?
11:58 a.m.

i want the patio to come. http://www.patioribs.com/ anyone else with me?

— On the neighbor message Chipolte Finally Coming?
12:30 a.m.

@fletch, where did you end up going for your alignment? also, did you have someone do your steering gear box or did you do it yourself? if it is not that hard i might tackle it after winter.

— On the neighbor message Wheel Alignment???
12:26 a.m.

well, i think that if it is a commercial van, it cannot legally be parked on a residential street. i know a boat cannot be parked in the street so that would be illegal. as long as all the vehicles are registered and legal, those would be fine. i don't believe there is any laws against visiting times unless it disturbs the peace or something. i am kind of jealous, i wish i had 2 vans, 2 cars, a boat and friends.

— On the neighbor message Vans, cars, boats galore
1:09 p.m.

not sure where he learned it, but it is cute http://mytinyurl.com/xppzc7pxh4

— On the neighbor message Classes for kids
4:04 a.m.

it all revolves around "the corner of enlightenment", maybe they lit a candle or something

— On the neighbor message Crazy energy
4 a.m.

i think he may have been involved, http://mytinyurl.com/wk4rqrfq22

3:55 a.m.

bd, so maybe they were not stolen, maybe they were rescued or escaped.

3:04 a.m.

welcome to every block. i have been a victim too, it takes some time. the only comfort that you have is at least you were not killed, beat in the head with a bat or worse, and that is not really that comforting. the biggest issue is living with the fear of what was not thought of before and what to do with the feelings inside. i had feelings for vengeance without direction. sometimes i'd say to myself i don't care and i refuse to be a victim again and will fight to the death if it happens again and other times wondering if it is worth the risk, which i know is not. i wonder if there was something that i did to make me a target and relive the event over and over again to see what i missed, how i did not see it coming, or did i, and not chose to realize it. well, down the road over time all things fade into scenery, perspectives are realigned, caution is habit, and risk are less taken and all is well. thank you for the warning, we will all be on the look out, thank you for sharing what happened, your first step is to warn others, you are on the right path.

2:59 a.m.

no one pays anyone any sort of mind unless they feel they are important.

— On the neighbor message Hello All
1:43 a.m.

white eagle

1:23 a.m.

eddie, it all falls on public relations. if the challenges you faced were explained and addressed as things went along things would be different.
now you have people digging into instances that have occurred in the past and there is no definitive action or response to the public on record in what you have done to show that you have taken the instances seriously and with urgency (even thou you may feel you have). now you have to back pedal to try to explain everything you have done and why. it is more challenging now because people have already formed an opinion of you. in the public eye if you don't tell people why you are doing something or what you plan on doing in regards to an issue that effects the public , they will assume you do not care. you cannot blame the public completely since most people do not change, history repeats itself, yada, yada, yada. i see that you are reaching out and trying to work on building your relationship with the public, but it takes time. be honest, if there are any issues, accept responsibility and state "with urgency" to the public what you are going to do to correct them, you do this and people will support you, maybe even help you.

— On the neighbor message Response to questions.
1:03 a.m.

@ t & c, the learning tree on ravenswood used to be a one stop shop. to bad they shut down. i checked online for teachers supplies, but i only found this:http://mytinyurl.com/km3pnyhjnw

— On the neighbor message Irving Park & Linder Coffee Shop
12:58 p.m.

it would be nice if the dinner on cicero and byron turns out like this:http://www.yelp.com/biz/pit-stop-diner-oceanside

— On the neighbor message Chipolte Finally Coming?
12:01 p.m.

i know there is one all the way north on cicero (maybe skokie blvd), they are very friendly. then there is one on harlem just south of addison.

— On the neighbor message Chipolte Finally Coming?
11:19 a.m.

the taco bell on cicero was one of the good ones, they used to make great tacos. it is not that i am against chipotle since i have never tried them, but i am for taco bell because i can afford them.

— On the neighbor message Chipolte Finally Coming?
11:03 a.m.

i'd rather have the taco bell back.

— On the neighbor message Chipolte Finally Coming?
10:50 a.m.

retraction, the above comment was meant for "more missing packages" post.

— On the neighbor message Our Goal
2:02 a.m.

@bill, http://mytinyurl.com/0ygx5nzt35 did i get it this time?
i guess i have a unique situation, not all of my neighbors work at the same time, i know neighbors all around me including across from the alley. we keep an eye out on each other's property. the other night my neighbor from across the alley called me to make sure i was home because one of the bedroom lights turned on. i had come home from work early it was nice to know that if i was not home he would have called the police. a few months ago i heard shouting and went outside, it was a gangbanger on a bike trying to pick a fight with my neighbor, i came out and asked him if he was alright and walked toward him, he gangbanger left. i am referring to stuff like that, just looking out for each other. if i seen a package on my neighbors porch and i knew they were not home, i would take it to my house and let them know i have it.

— On the neighbor message Our Goal
1:57 a.m.

maybe we should get a jenny craig, but then again that may be too "down scale" for some.

— On the neighbor message Chipolte Finally Coming?
2:33 p.m.

you will get fat and gain weight and your scale will go up. "up-scale"

— On the neighbor message Chipolte Finally Coming?
2:23 p.m.

@bill, your issue is someone might see this on the side of the box delivered to your house: http://mytinyurl.com/j58gt3n1bc
there are not enough cops. we need to start accepting responsibility for our communities and neighborhoods to be more watchful and protective of our neighbors and neighborhood, blaming rahm and the government is not going to keep anyone else safer, but watching out for your neighbors will.

— On the neighbor message More Missing Packages
2:10 p.m.

it would be interesting to see if there is a correlation in gun registration and burglaries/thefts think a percent of areas that have been victimized have became legal gun owners. also, with all the gun registration, i am surprised more burglars have not been caught or shot, which makes you wonder if any of the guns registered have any effect of fighting/eliminating crime or keeping people safer. i think once a couple criminals are caught by citizens on their own property at gun point and it is made public information, burglars and thieves might think twice.

2:03 p.m.

oustanding! eye lock 4ward 2 c'ing kontinued prague rest. lol.

11:16 a.m.

@victor , looks like you like the letter restaurants, there is mr d's on diversey, no breakfast, but a good lunch. http://mytinyurl.com/jqc62df5t7

11:10 a.m.

anyone have any new updates?

— On the neighbor message Six Corners Bistro
10:52 a.m.

ald tim, some things are not available local or are heavily discounted online, so i would agree to say "shop local" when you can. if you are getting a lot of packages, try to send them so they arrive on a day that you will be home like 2 day delivery or send them to a neighbor or relative that is usually home. be careful sending them to your work as some employers have a policy against it. this is so terrible, i know a lot of people that get their maintenance prescriptions through the mail and it is terrible if people would take them. also, i think stealing from the postal service is a federal offense, but stealing from ups is not, so ups might be a bigger target.

— On the neighbor message More Missing Packages
10:38 a.m.

http://mytinyurl.com/90vwxndz4r

— On the neighbor message Curb your dog................
12:10 a.m.

http://mytinyurl.com/s41tvk0n7w

— On the neighbor message Painted lines
12:52 p.m.

this is the only chair that i have found to be controversial and polarized was this one: http://mytinyurl.com/mxmcygbkgz

— On the neighbor message Support Progress
12:51 p.m.

compromise, a dog skate park
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3T3sYZ9eBk

— On the neighbor message Merrimac Park
11:40 a.m.

email me a rum and diet coke

— On the neighbor message 6 Corners, a destination for loans.
11:14 a.m.

she told him that he looked like eric estrada, so he naturally posed for the shot.

6:49 a.m.

@missy, if he comes to my house, i'll see if i can get your husband's money back. i'll ask him if he has change for a $20 and when he breaks out a $10 i'll grab it (say ah ha!), slam and lock the door and call the cops.

— On the neighbor message The Chicago Environmental Society
8:30 p.m.

its a love hate, sometimes i want it gone sometime i don't, its like a moody girlfriend.

— On the neighbor message Possible Car Theft
4:19 p.m.

maybe he has a sales job and does this part time for extra cash. you figure if he gets 10 people in 4 hours for $10 each day that is $700 a week.

— On the neighbor message The Chicago Environmental Society
3:04 p.m.

darn it, my truck is still there.

— On the neighbor message Possible Car Theft
11:03 a.m.

i went to smakosz and had the polish food assortment, it was very good and did not taste like restaurant food (more homemade like). the only thing that people need to be aware of is there is no free refills. i went with 2 others and myself and them each had 2 sodas at 1.99 each (probably each about soda was 10oz with ice, so not even large) so $12 in soda. now i know why the waitress was asking all the patrons if they wanted their sodas with ice or not.

10:57 a.m.

well, i guess you're gonna have to go wake him up now, won't you?

— On the neighbor message FIRE!
11:24 p.m.

he will probably have a couple beers with jake.

— On the neighbor message FIRE!
11:14 p.m.

@nat, if you are sending someone to a face book page at least send the link.
http://mytinyurl.com/dm7tf4gb25

— On the neighbor message Jefferson Park Restaurants
8:34 p.m.

anyone know what happened to vince?

— On the neighbor message FIRE!
6:14 p.m.

could have been a hoopty backfiring, especially if speeding down an alley, anyone else hear anything?

— On the neighbor message Gunshots?
5:52 a.m.

can you bring any drink to these places or does it have to be alcohol, i mean can you bring a liter of diet rite?

— On the neighbor message BYOB Restaurants
9:40 p.m.

no, unfortunately true story, the food was bad, there was a fly that seem to live around my table and i just could not take it and had to leave. my dinner came with a dessert so i said i 'd take a slice of apple pie to go. if i had not stopped to check out the fire, i probably would have made it home in time to realize what they had done and take the ice cream off, but it was too late, it was sopped . i was so in a state of "really" that i did not even want to go back and complain. well, they got part of the name of the restaurant right, it blew alright.

— On the neighbor message FIRE!
9:32 p.m.

i remember that fire, i was on my way back from a miserable dinner at blue angel (first time there), i left and asked for a slice of apple pie to go. i stopped to check out the fire and got back in the truck to go home, when i picked up the bag with the slice of apple pie in it, something did not seem right as the bag was leaking, it seems like they put a scoop of ice cream on the slice of apple pie. who in their right mind puts ice cream on an apple pie in a paper bag to go?

— On the neighbor message FIRE!
8 p.m.

ok, it is open, i just ate there.

— On the neighbor message Jefferson Park Restaurants
7:10 p.m.

my doorbell does not work, those that know me call me first, those that ring the door bell (that does not work), then knock on top of that i get concerned about.

— On the neighbor message Doorbell ringing at 2am
5:26 a.m.

sometimes if i really want to know who they are, but not open my front door, i'll run out the back door walk thru my neighbors yard to the front to see who they are and say, hey buddy no one is home, who you looking for? that way if they are scoping my place out, they think i have a nosey neighbor and leave me alone.

— On the neighbor message Theft
11:17 p.m.

i just have an adt alarm, how much is it to have an adt guy?

— On the neighbor message Doorbell ringing at 2am
9:02 p.m.

same problem with my fuel pump a few months ago, it started not working, but if i hit the gas tank with a 2x4 while hitting the remote start it would work. after fixing the pump the gas gauge sways up and down when i start and stop, it did not do it before, but there is a dent in the tank and it could have damaged the baffles in there, the dent was there before i had the pump replaced so i am not sure why it did not do it before as i think the pump only goes in one way. just hope you never have to change the fuel injector$.

— On the neighbor message Wheel Alignment???
8:05 a.m.

5930 w lawrence, just east of austin.
http://mytinyurl.com/xnnyzr4cbk
http://mytinyurl.com/4wc7n01n7d
i like them.

— On the neighbor message Jefferson Park Restaurants
7:54 a.m.

the only whiteout i have is on my screen

— On the neighbor message Computer Repair
9:55 p.m.

@fletch, also keep in mind that blazers are known for steering gearbox wear so if you have play in the steering wheel your alignment will never be perfect unless you replace the gearbox, if there is no play in your wheel it will be fine if properly aligned. i have some play in my wheel and my alignment is good, but there is enough play that i will not take my hands off the wheel on the highway like "christine" http://mytinyurl.com/h9vxnrsc25

— On the neighbor message Wheel Alignment???
8:24 p.m.

@fletch, i share your pain in owning this truck, your wife probably loves the truck as well, it goes through front brakes pretty quick too, i have only replaced the rear brakes once since i got the car and they are adjusted properly. i have fixed so much on that truck that i can probably at this point be certified by gm. oh, and if you ever get tires never go 75 series, alignment goes out faster especially the camber, and if you park with your alloy wheels on a cold day with your wheels turned all the way in either direction, plan on jacking the car up to re-inflate the tires when they go flat overnight.

— On the neighbor message Wheel Alignment???
6:51 p.m.

bread too

— On the neighbor message Dunkin doughnuts 5000 Irving Park rd
5:59 p.m.

there is a shift key?

— On the neighbor message Computer Repair
5:55 p.m.

well, they do have a lot of dough!

— On the neighbor message Dunkin doughnuts 5000 Irving Park rd
5:53 p.m.

no, they are just closed for the few days after thanksgiving. the owner says that they get real slow after thanksgiving from everyone working on leftovers. they are also taking time to deep clean the kitchen in which they are moving everything and having the exhaust vents professionally cleaned.

— On the neighbor message Jefferson Park Restaurants
5:53 p.m.

@pattymetlt, one of these days i'll make it.

— On the neighbor message Merguez Moroccan Restaurant
5:47 p.m.

i went to pep boys on milwaukee since i had a coupon for $49 and 90 day warrenty, i plan to take it back on the 88th day to make sure i take advantage if it goes out of alignment over the winter. i have a blazer that constantly seems to go out of alignment.

— On the neighbor message Wheel Alignment???
5:46 p.m.

better blessed than dammed, i'll take it.

8:42 p.m.

@bill, here's one for you: http://mytinyurl.com/dw52j45vy6

— On the neighbor message T-Day
6:26 p.m.

well, i was telling the cashier to be careful since the occurrences at the dunkin doughnuts and the puppy store, she had said that she heard that there was also an attempt at the walgreens that morning. i did not specifically go there for neighborhood news, it came up in casual conversation. i needed a pack of aaa's for a birthday gift that required batteries.

5:08 p.m.

http://mytinyurl.com/wsdmrvbfkd after the hurrycane even thou the price went up it made it easier for some to go and get them.

— On the neighbor message Fresh Oysters near Portage Park?
5:25 a.m.

night ranger
where you gonna run to now
night ranger (ranger)
night ranger
where you gonna run to now
night ranger (ranger)

— On the neighbor message Lost Cat in Jefferson Park
5:24 a.m.

@vince, i never seen it, since don't have alternative or cable tv, but i heard the show was very popular. must be like most tv, if you are not doing it, your watching it.

— On the neighbor message Dunkin doughnuts 5000 Irving Park rd
5:17 a.m.

i think all the vigilante types are in the southern states, too bad we get a lot of people that move here from Wisconsin and Michigan, etc. i cannot remember the last time i seen a vigilante story in chicago. there are many forms of vigilantism that are non violent, such as videotaping bad guys in criminal acts and submitting it to the authorities to be charged (an example "john tv" (you tube)). the issue is if a charles bronson type came on the scene serial killing bad guys he would be caught in a couple days, whereas a gang member killing people or serial robber of burglar can go years without being caught.

— On the neighbor message Dunkin doughnuts 5000 Irving Park rd
12:59 a.m.

4040 n cicero the person that works at the family dollar said there was a robbery attempt at that walgreens on nov 20th.

12:14 a.m.

yeah, for some reason i am it is just hanging there when i hit post. i emailed eb, but did anyone hear of anything that happened at walgreens?

9:53 a.m.

i needed to get rid of some dirt from an area in my yard, i took my shovel and every week shoveled a couple of scoops in my garbage can until it was gone.

— On the neighbor message Dirt disposal?
2:15 p.m.

@kenji, didn't work, i cleared cookies, logged out, closed everything, deleted history, restarted and still when i go to post it just hangs.

11:53 a.m.

yes, i remember when kenji's account got suspended, it was pretty boring reading.

— On the neighbor message Thanksgiving dinner pre made
11:35 a.m.

happy thanksgiving! i am thankful for my everyblock friends that i have come to know.

— On the neighbor message Thanksgiving dinner pre made
10:40 a.m.

for some reason, i am having trouble posting a new thread.

i heard from a person that heard from a person that they tried to rob the walgreens yesterday on 11/20/2012. anyone hear anything about this? trying to find out what happened, if anything happened.

10:33 a.m.

http://imgur.com/3rbB9

— On the neighbor message no lights again on montrose!
9:53 a.m.

great advice, these are pretty good too if you can't wire in motion lights, they work on batteries and last about a year before you have to change them. http://mytinyurl.com/k0ktpsrctr

— On the neighbor message Lock 'Em Up!
5:10 p.m.

@connor, agreed same here

— On the neighbor message Thanksgiving dinner pre made
5 p.m.

speaking of newports, anyone else a fan of a 1968?
http://mytinyurl.com/p0pkm80vn8

— On the neighbor message 5800 W Newport
5:33 a.m.

@pattymelt, i was thinking more along the lines of this this 527 page monster for starters, they don't make um like they used too:
http://mytinyurl.com/n9s52mk8n9 Loaded with charts, graphs, lists, photos, illustrations, recipes and more. this one is just on food, it even tells you how to lose weight.

— On the neighbor message Thanksgiving dinner pre made
5:25 a.m.

most likely department of revenue issuing tickets.

— On the neighbor message 5800 W Newport
5 a.m.

looks good, but i did not see budgeting in the contents, an important component for any type of economics. other than that, for a small book, it looks to cover a lot of the basics. the sad thing is the older classes in the late 60's early 70's were hands on, had budgets and charts on how to shop and break down meals for the week, showing you how to shop once per week, cook, sew, etc. a lot of skills that a lot of men and women are missing out on today. the same can be said for guys fixing things in the house, doing yard work, or working on the car.

— On the neighbor message Thanksgiving dinner pre made
4:59 a.m.

that is why most men don't like shopping, they hate carrying bags. it is not natural.

— On the neighbor message Dry cleaner to clean a purse?
9:48 p.m.

or they can give them smaller cups called "shorts", high caffeine called "live wire" you can add a flavor to your coffee called "bus" like add a bus of hazelnut. they can have pastry's called "baker boards", a biscotti called a "breaker" and that there will be a "dead time" after you order to get your coffee.

— On the neighbor message New coffee shop in Jeff Park?!!??!?
9:43 p.m.

"it's not my bag" i go the wallet route.

— On the neighbor message Dry cleaner to clean a purse?
9:29 p.m.

well, they if they have manpower shortages, they should just hire taller people.

— On the neighbor message no lights again on montrose!
9:16 p.m.

i agree it is sad, lets hope the other cpd (chicago police department) will be there for them if they get into or cause trouble.

9:06 p.m.

hey, i just copied and pasted, i am no postman, but here is the correct zip: 60630-2023

— On the neighbor message New coffee shop in Jeff Park?!!??!?
9:02 p.m.

purses are not just for women anymore
http://mytinyurl.com/25n4h39k69

— On the neighbor message Dry cleaner to clean a purse?
8:56 p.m.

put it on you tube and link it here!

— On the neighbor message Workers asleep in the car
8:50 p.m.

ok, for those that made upgrades, what are the best, simple, cheapest upgrades that you notice really make a noticeable difference or are proud of that you did?

— On the neighbor message Home Energy Efficiency
8:48 p.m.

does it really matter, not all but some, the day after thanksgiving they are hung over, bloated or both if they had a good thanksgiving.
the day before christmas they call off to finish shopping or go to the other side of the family's house to celebrate x-mas.
the day before new years, got to spend all day to get ready for that party!

8:46 p.m.

5816 West Higgins Avenue. Chicago, Illinois 60172. (312) 450-7711. Coffee, Pool, Guitars. coffee@neutralground.com.
http://neutralgroundcoffee.com/

— On the neighbor message New coffee shop in Jeff Park?!!??!?
8:29 p.m.

ok, from what i heard 4 puppies were stolen from the store.

8:24 p.m.

ok, from what i hear it was an attempted robbery, someone came in with a mask and what appeared to be a gun. the associates ran out of the store and called the cops.

— On the neighbor message Dunkin doughnuts 5000 Irving Park rd
8:21 p.m.

@victor, that is what happens when you take out home economics from high school. if she is willing you may be able to have her take a home economics class in college. not sure if wright has them and they are probably not as good as the ones 25 years ago.
home economics is a field of formal study including such topics as consumer education, institutional management, interior design, home furnishing, cleaning, handicrafts, sewing, clothing and textiles, commercial cooking, cooking, nutrition, food preservation, hygiene, child development, managing money, and family relationships. this teaches students how to properly run a family environment and make the world a better place for generations to come. come to think of it, i might take a class.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_economics

— On the neighbor message Thanksgiving dinner pre made
7:14 p.m.

so anyone know what happened that no one was there or are we still debating the long john/ coffee thing?

— On the neighbor message Dunkin doughnuts 5000 Irving Park rd
4:20 a.m.

call 911 first, always call first. that way if the bad guys get a hold of you at least you know help is on the way, there is no way to know the bad guys are still there or not and if you walk into the back they may just be waiting to kill you, like they might have everyone else. wait outside and take note of any cars/trucks or people leaving the area. try to keep the operator on the line till police arrive if possible.

— On the neighbor message Dunkin doughnuts 5000 Irving Park rd
8:50 p.m.

do you have a specific description of your particular cat, type of cat, color, etc (age, weight, height, and age are not needed).
not sure if anyone found any lost cats, but people might not know your cat is lost and is a neighborhood cat.

— On the neighbor message Lost cat
10:44 p.m.

the windows 7 whopper was sold in japan for the promotion of microsoft's windows 7 operating system. the hamburger contained seven stacked beef patties and measures 13 cm (5 inches) high. it was originally planned to be available for only 7 days starting on october 22, 2009. due to their success in selling 6,000 sandwiches within the first 4 days, burger king decided to extend the promotion period to 16 days, ending on November 6.
the campaign was met with unexpected popularity in Japan, sparking multiple you tube videos and blog posts about the burger.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Windows_7_Whopper.jpg
really, really, why they released this in japan and not america is un-american.

— On the neighbor message Zoning Change @ 4125 N. Milwaukee
8:45 p.m.

and only one mouth

— On the neighbor message Zoning Change @ 4125 N. Milwaukee
8:01 p.m.

i heard they were coming out with a bigger burger, but did not think that it would be big enough to effect zoning.

— On the neighbor message Zoning Change @ 4125 N. Milwaukee
6:15 p.m.

i think thats what he is trying to find out

— On the neighbor message Lost cat
6:11 p.m.

mfp senior patrolman, patrol - sector 26, badge # mfp 4073

— On the neighbor message falconer school
5:11 p.m.

was it these girls ? http://mytinyurl.com/4kn9xbmvt0

— On the neighbor message Auto Repair
4:44 p.m.

they can't do anything if the car is on private property. unless he is disturbing the peace.

— On the neighbor message Auto Repair
1:31 a.m.

thanks kate ;)

— On the neighbor message Where can I recycle aluminum cans?
11:47 p.m.

anyone know how many cans in a pound?

— On the neighbor message Where can I recycle aluminum cans?
2:01 p.m.

@paul, your current value is -85k, is that an estimated value or did you get an actual appraisal? the reason that i ask is some houses that are under that had made home improvements may not have realized that added value to their home without them knowing. also, if you purchased your house at a decent price 10 years ago, it may or may not have been under apprised at the time.

12:21 a.m.

@jamal, thanks for reaching out, so is lamb shank on the new menu?

— On the neighbor message Merguez Moroccan Restaurant
10:26 p.m.

maybe a 1973 xb gt falcon coupe

— On the neighbor message falconer school
7:59 p.m.

@vince, i refinanced and i am at 4.8 from 5.65, cost $5k to do through bank of america. it did not that much help considering what i am saving was offset by my increase in property tax and homeowners insurance over the last few years (which also increased the extra % they hold on to for escrow).

7:37 p.m.

@vince, filled with bleach (keep out of reach of children)

http://mytinyurl.com/909zb9qxkz

— On the neighbor message UPS/FEDEX Package Thefts
6:36 p.m.

363 less cops throughout the city, how many would that roughly translate to in the 45th ward? how many cops would the 45th ward be losing?

— On the neighbor message My Vote on the 2013 Budget - NO
6:12 p.m.

i am not sure i understand, it says he is voting because a reduction in police force, but then says it will be increased by .4% Are they taking cops away and putting them somewhere else?

— On the neighbor message 2013 City Budget Passed - Arena Votes "No"
6:02 p.m.

@johann, donpepe said that juan won't "over charge" you. not that he won't charge you.

— On the neighbor message Honest furnace guy
12:07 p.m.

the left rear foot is the lucky one.

12:09 a.m.

more union talk, that was a good one.

— On the neighbor message No Lights!
10:52 a.m.

i would like to see a woman doctor, but after seeing her at least a year i would expect to get married.

— On the neighbor message General / Family Practitioner in the Area?
10:39 a.m.

yeah, but if there is not a dot in your area it does not mean that you are safe, it means that that is new territory, no one in the area expects something like that to happen and you can be next.

— On the neighbor message Stolen Grill from my backyard (Portage Park)
10:37 a.m.

if they did legislate intelligence it would be easier to lock up the few smart ones to keep them safe. maybe the system is backward.

— On the neighbor message "No Honking" Signs
10:35 a.m.

for those that can't have sugar, sweet connections has a selection of sugar free baked items.

— On the neighbor message baklava
10:33 a.m.

i need to take a tray to a party next week so most likely i will be picking up from a bakery. most likely i will be headed to sweet connections since it is on my way, but if i have anyone i know near spartan brother's i may have them pick it up there since the place sounds like it would be good. there used to be a place on irving on the south east corner, but it has been gone for awhile.

— On the neighbor message baklava
10:31 a.m.

if it is truely bright in there we can see if we could set the worlds record for people wearing sunglasses at night in a moroccan restaurant.

— On the neighbor message Merguez Moroccan Restaurant
10:25 a.m.

@christine fischer, did he have the lamb tagine or did they have the whole lamb shank? the reason i am asking is that i did not see it on the menu. i have not had lamb shank on the bone in some time.
here is the menu, looks like some good stuff: http://www.mymerguez.com/menu

— On the neighbor message Merguez Moroccan Restaurant
10:17 a.m.

"they got the lights back on but could not be sure where the problem is". that is union talk there.

— On the neighbor message No Lights!
10:03 a.m.

heard some honking outside and shot a video, sounds the same to what ar is describing: http://mytinyurl.com/ynds788f1h

— On the neighbor message "No Honking" Signs
6:12 p.m.

and chain him to your grill

— On the neighbor message Stolen Grill from my backyard (Portage Park)
5:09 p.m.

@vince, quiznos started the whole heating torpedoes thing, or should i say toasting? http://mytinyurl.com/jnsk40hb4v
@pattymelt, i would recommend a large forced torpedo for your big garage to heat it up quickly, i could not find a million thousand, but i did find 1.5 million btu http://mytinyurl.com/qqzqqzdvkh if you want to keep it consistantly warm insulate the garage and install a natrual gas unit and set it to 48-50 degrees.

— On the neighbor message Stolen Grill from my backyard (Portage Park)
2:48 a.m.

nothing beats a forced air torpedo heater. you can let it warm up and open the whole garage door.

— On the neighbor message Stolen Grill from my backyard (Portage Park)
10:50 p.m.

usually, he would leave his garage door about a foot open for ventalation, but it may be a good idea to be on the safe side. i would imagine that anything is possible.

— On the neighbor message Stolen Grill from my backyard (Portage Park)
11:21 a.m.

i have a neighbor that puts his gas grill in the garage in the winter, props it about 4 inches open and uses it as a garage heater when he is in the garage. i have even seen him use a box fan in front of it.

— On the neighbor message Stolen Grill from my backyard (Portage Park)
10:51 a.m.

compromise, less honking, more cow bells

— On the neighbor message "No Honking" Signs
10:44 a.m.

if the cops catch them, i hope they grill them

— On the neighbor message Stolen Grill from my backyard (Portage Park)
11:23 p.m.

@vince, when you are making 125 dollars in 34minutes that buys one comfortable bed.

— On the neighbor message Corner of Enlightenment
9:25 p.m.

so she just told your friend stuff she already knew about herself for 75

— On the neighbor message Corner of Enlightenment
9:13 p.m.

so nikki, were you enlighted or lightened by 50 bucks?

— On the neighbor message Corner of Enlightenment
7:18 p.m.

@sue, did they ever find it?

— On the neighbor message Car Broken into last night
4:10 a.m.

sounds souper!

— On the neighbor message no soup for you?
4:03 a.m.

anyone scan a copy of the article and link it here would be super cool.

3:58 a.m.

@rick, how did she help? how much did it cost you?

— On the neighbor message Corner of Enlightenment
3:17 a.m.

my grill is cable locked to house, the tank is cable locked to the grill, the grill is kept under a cover. my six foot gates are locked, i still go check if it is still there.

— On the neighbor message Stolen Grill from my backyard (Portage Park)
3:10 a.m.

@patti, let me try to find out exactly what she is looking for, i am not sure if she even knows, she wanted me to see if i can find a painting of a rainbow so she can see it and she would make a decision on it. but, if it is going to be made than they need to think of what they want before they see it. i asked her to see if she could get a picture online of an idea of what she wants painted. hopefully she can find something and i can forward it to you and your friend could let me know details in size and pricing if she chooses to do consignment.

— On the neighbor message art galleries by 6 portage, jeff park?
1:58 a.m.

@patti, maybe, i am looking for a friend, for a young girl, the young girl wants a painting of a rainbow for x-mas. looking for something in the size 24x20 or a little smaller. price range is under $200. i was just told if i come across a picture of a rainbow to let her know. i did not think it would be that hard. i'll see if i can get an picture for an example of what they are looking for.
@pamela, thanks, price range is under $200 so i am guess i am looking for amateur paintings.
one of these days i'll get "waiting for winter" (oleg) for myself.

— On the neighbor message art galleries by 6 portage, jeff park?
9:49 p.m.

if you still have it there is rico music and dance studio, that is the closest place that it may have came from that i can think of.

4823 w. irving park rd chicago, il 60641 (773) 794-9978

— On the neighbor message Lost box on Dakin 4900?
6:12 p.m.

do you mean the east side? there is no north side of milwaukee.

— On the neighbor message art galleries by 6 portage, jeff park?
5:43 p.m.

https://www.rayallen.com/product/doggles/SAR

lots of interesting stuff on the site

12:45 p.m.

well, no doubt about it, this is a good sign.

10:49 a.m.

@chigirl82, and to top it off there is no proof that this was actually posted by eddie, it could have been anyone. remember, so well scripted, but spelled the email address wrong.

5:34 a.m.

@kenji, that is what i have been saying, and if you include the comment it is 26 thanks.
and the only thing the post and comment has done is pit people against each other. i am sure they just posted and let it be to see what the community does to itself.

11:46 p.m.

it could also mean that he is the manager for "portage management llc" to oversee the management of the portage theater. he could work for a bigger entity. which may or may not be connected to signet enterprises. just because eddie is "the man" does not mean he is not being backed by investors or other enterprises of power. that is the thing, no one knows for sure, so there is a lot of speculation. the problem is to hear it from the source. arena does not want to talk, eddie does not want to talk so neighbors speculate and fight each other based off of speculation and speculation and relevance of facts to the immediate concern. we all need to stop take a deep breath, realize we are on the same side in just finding the truth. after that, it is what it is and go from there.

11:30 p.m.

@portage parker, the portage theater building, including apartments, storefronts and the theater, was sold on september 1, 2012. the entire building is now managed by portage management co. llc, which lists erineo “eddie” carranza as manager.

http://chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/sep13-summary-meeting-new-portage-theater-bldg-owners-old-5332915/

10:43 p.m.

i think that we all have a good idea of who has been on everyblock for awhile, some of our personalities and tendencies, it's many of the new people on everyblock that have not established a reputation that could be the puppets, i think that most of us know who they can trust. i find it interesting that "portage management" made one post, and one comment thereafter and has 67 comments and multiple questions that have gone unanswered by "portage management" and have been thanked 25 times. am i the only one seeing this or what? yet, it started a fire that pits neighbor against neighbor and got us fighting each other then looking for the real answers, just like the government,

1:18 p.m.

it is not so much that we hate the congress, it's we love the portage and do not want it to turn into another congress. unless an individual has an extreme revelation, they tend to live in a cycle that repeats itself like history. we are hoping that in the case of the portage there will be an exception to the rule, however we have seen no indications of exception, time will tell. the community is just voicing that it is watching and will not let the portage operate if it gets as many violations that the congress has received. even thou violations may have been corrected, there were no processes in place to keep them in compliance.

— On the neighbor message Message to the Community from Dino
1:03 p.m.

with great businesses, come great traffic. when many people get what they ask for they fail to want to accept the consequences of it.

— On the neighbor message Mariano's on Elston
11 a.m.

@shot n beer guy, sounds like the same advice alderman tim would give.

1:39 p.m.

i think that if we expect any answers we need to be fair and ask one question at a time.

1:28 p.m.

@portage management, thank you for coming on everyblock in a good faith effort to state your intentions and clear things up. we have been wanting someone to come in and revitalize 6 corners for quite some time and forgive the community if we are impatient or skeptical but it has been long overdue. I am sure you see if you get the support of the community in this area, it also means that you will be unstoppable.
so while we are on the subject of false information and rumors, now is a good time to clear things up.
what happened between you and arena? explain your side so you have some credibility in dispelling some false information. many people want to know what happened. so now is your chance to get some support by telling us what really happened. i think that this is the first step in getting support.

1:17 p.m.

i won't make an enemy of dino, he may pull up and post something you did in kindergarten. i think dino is just posting information not debating it, it is each their own to decide whether to believe it or not.

11:38 p.m.

the best thing i can think of about hiring teenagers is you pay them when the job is done and when you are satisfied, not before, and no contracts. if they do a good job and are very respectful, make sure you give them a tip even if it is small, it means more than you would think.

— On the neighbor message I'm looking for snow removal this winter.
11:07 p.m.

@cassie, beef soup sounds great and las tablas is close by, is that their staple soup or is it like a soup of the day type thing.

— On the neighbor message no soup for you?
9:52 p.m.

when i clicked on it earlier, i got this: http://mytinyurl.com/b3gj069fvt, pretty sure it is not the right ward.

— On the neighbor message New Ward Boundaries
6:48 p.m.

formula 409

— On the neighbor message House Cleaner
4:22 p.m.

i have not heard of any binderman.

— On the neighbor message New Ward Boundaries
4:59 a.m.

the cars were getting tickets for parking on the side of the road during street cleaning times.

4:44 a.m.

use protection

— On the neighbor message Street Cleaning
1:13 a.m.

don't get me wrong i like the place with or without the discount (saving 3 bucks is not going to sway me away). i think if they want to have a discount program they can have a better one that will serve all (all) their customers, ie. bring your receipt back within 7 days and get a 10% off discount. or a special type card or something that you get with purchase that you can redeem for a discount. i almost feel discriminated against since i live further away lol.

— On the neighbor message Central Kitchen and Tap delivery
1:13 a.m.

@ pattymelt, and it never gets old

— On the neighbor message Street Cleaning
11:03 p.m.

@ tlo, i didn't get it either, i wish they would go 5% for 60641, it is still close enough to be at least 5% local, right?

— On the neighbor message Central Kitchen and Tap delivery
11 p.m.

do homeless go trick or treating? i figure if i were homeless it would be a good opportunity to get some candy or maybe even an apple or some change. if not, maybe if someone that goes trick or treating and has some extra treats can share with some of the homeless.

— On the neighbor message Homeless problem getting worse
11:41 a.m.

if i knew i would have got 2 sides, i am low carb too, next time i'll just get another side of vegetables or not go when i am running on empty. i like fries, but eat them in moderation. i just want to let people know if you are an eater and that if you don't get at least 2 sides, you will still be hungry. the food is good thou.

— On the neighbor message Central Kitchen and Tap delivery
10:35 p.m.

ok, went there tonight, had the hanger steak, and side of asparagus. i completed the meal in about 7 minutes by comparison the chicken salad at hot dog express takes me about 15 minutes . it was very good on the quality and taste great, but left me still a little hungry, if you are a big dude or eat a like a trucker, you may want to get "the sink" 2 sides or more or plan to fill up on beer. the mason jars did not bother me and they were very friendly, it was slow and they brought the meal to my table. i am not in 60630 so i did not get the discount.

— On the neighbor message Central Kitchen and Tap delivery
9:12 p.m.

i wish i could have made it, so what did everyone have and how was it

— On the neighbor message Solo Diners Club
6:19 p.m.

so if you are with a local do you get the discount or is it only the person that pays that has to be the local (60630)

— On the neighbor message Central Kitchen on Lawrence adn e
9:44 p.m.

why is the guy next to him holding his nose?

12:55 a.m.

yet, lost dog post go up the minute they find that their gate is open.

— On the neighbor message Missing man needs medication
10:04 p.m.

maybe they feel god protects them.

— On the neighbor message ST. BARTS
9:59 p.m.

make sure you visit the gallery

— On the neighbor message Is this unreasonable? - neighborhood kids
2:30 p.m.

set it up where they are hitting your house, they get to close and el soako
http://mytinyurl.com/hj3b9knmfg

— On the neighbor message Is this unreasonable? - neighborhood kids
2:22 p.m.

alderman tim, office 773-545-3838. Www.ward38.com

— On the neighbor message Dead Rats, eeekkkk
11:55 a.m.

foursquare is a free app that helps you and your friends make the most of where you are. when you're out and about, use foursquare to share and save the places you visit. and, when you're looking for inspiration for what to do next, they will give you personalized recommendations and deals based on where you, your friends, and people with your tastes have been.

11:35 a.m.

looks like the pillsbury doughboy got a nemesis.

9:53 p.m.

for breakfast i have been to a's by narragansett and irving and they are good.
http://www.yelp.com/biz/as-restaurant-and-pancake-house-chicago-2
before that i used to go to mr k's on harlem, but they closed
http://www.yelp.com/biz/mr-ks-restaurant-chicago

— On the neighbor message Central Kitchen on Lawrence adn e
9:34 p.m.

@portage porker, good to see you there

8:14 p.m.

i wish they would have a homeless makeover show where they take someone, clean um up, medical check up, get them a life coach and assess skills, maybe a little massage and reki, and get them to a point in which they can help get back on some sort of track to a better situation. then creating a non for profit ran by ex homeless for homeless that worked on helping homeless to put their lives back together no matter how they got there. i am sure more would give more to a non for profit that worked on getting homeless off the street in their neighborhood and into a better situation then they would someone on the street. also, don't count some of these people out, some are out in all sorts of weather working with a cup and to make money, without robbing someone or stealing something.

— On the neighbor message Homeless problem getting worse
5:09 a.m.

i tried roma once, i didn't like it either, maybe it was a bad day.

— On the neighbor message Italian Beef
12:04 a.m.

@watchful eye, i go to susie's for their philadelphia steak sandwich and their double bacon cheeseburgers, sometimes a confused chicken. never had a beef there thou.

— On the neighbor message Italian Beef
11:27 p.m.

i like johnnie's beef, it is pretty good, the only quam that i have is it is a little on the small side. i have to get 2 so it's kinda pricy.
http://www.yelp.com/biz/johnnies-beef-elmwood-park
also, not a beef but mr d's has a great shish-kabob sandwich that's real good.
http://www.yelp.com/biz/mr-ds-shish-kabobs-chicago

— On the neighbor message Italian Beef
10:59 p.m.

nothing like a beef with hot peppers and marina sauce for me.

— On the neighbor message Italian Beef
11:59 p.m.

@pattymelt, the 15% comment is not from me, it is kenji's comment that is 3rd on the thread, somehow it hitched a ride onto the back of my comment.

— On the neighbor message CCSS and Anti-Cyber Bullying
12:03 a.m.

my schedule is all over the board, i don't know whether i am coming or going, it changes so much one time i was so tired and seen myself in the mirror and thought that i actually ran into myself.

— On the neighbor message Solo Diners Club
11:58 p.m.

thanks vince for clearing that up;)

— On the neighbor message CCSS and Anti-Cyber Bullying
10:51 p.m.

finally a saving grace;)

— On the neighbor message Dead man in car at Addison and Menard
10:37 p.m.

for the record i was not correcting any grammer, i was asking if they were refering to that part of the writing (being the statement) or language (event being spanish and english). and quite frankly, i am still not sure?

What percent of Portage Park school families are not fluent in English?
the CPS website says 15% are "limited english":

http://www.cps.edu/Schools/Pages/school.aspx?id=610135

— On the neighbor message CCSS and Anti-Cyber Bullying
9:33 p.m.

i think you have a good idea if i am interpreting you correctly you want to meet up with other everyblock members to patronize restaurants in the neighborhood. i would make sure that you coordinate through e-mail on definite time and place to make sure your post does not tip off someone that you would be out for the morning/evening on that particular day.
on a day that you may be available, if you put the post out early enough, you may have some takers, and work out the details through email/phone.
at first when i quickly read the post i thought we were going to take kenji's red solo cups to all the b.y.o.b.s. in kenji town, i guess we will save that for another post.

— On the neighbor message Solo Diners Club
9:17 p.m.

it was not clear if you guys were referring to the writing or speaking, marco is good.

— On the neighbor message CCSS and Anti-Cyber Bullying
7:38 p.m.

"Note: Only this Schools are invited to are workshop"
"only this schools" ??
are you guys talking about speaking english or writing it?

— On the neighbor message CCSS and Anti-Cyber Bullying
5:21 p.m.

compromise, motor bikes;)

5:18 p.m.

you would have to prove that releasing you early caused you "additional" injury or harm. the injury or harm would be relative to pain and suffering that you could sue for. most malpractice suits are for situations that cause permanent injury or where the malpractice has long term or lifelong consequences. if released early and on the release if it states "if you have any continuing symptoms to consult your doctor or go to the er" it may be difficult since it puts the decision back in your hands.
i would try briskman and briskman all medical malpractice cases are handled on a contingency basis, which means they will only accept payment if they are successful in getting you compensation.
http://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/practice-areas/medical-malpractice/

— On the neighbor message Medical Malpractice Lawyer?
5:04 a.m.

it is their new dog gone it blend, don't you know

4:42 a.m.

could have fit in with the top cat gang: fancy pants, spook, benny the ball, brain, and choo choo . maybe lucky louie

— On the neighbor message Trying to rehome my cat Louie
4:39 a.m.

nor could they provide the gender or age of the person, how long was the body there?

they don't mention truck, what kind of truck was it? i hope not a food truck.

— On the neighbor message Body in truck
1:23 a.m.

for you, bon jovi
http://mytinyurl.com/7z6kj37jc6

— On the neighbor message Seen person buying drugs near parklet tonight
12:43 p.m.

@alex, my comment-"i am not saying risk your life and the girl did the right thing not to fight back or run"
i don't understand alex, i am agreeing with you and said that the girl did the right thing in her situation. sorry if i was not clear as it seems you misinterpreted my comment.
there is nothing wrong with becoming a hard target, taking a defense class , walking with someone, changing your routine, and being aware of your surroundings . these will minimize chances of being a target. a criminal is more likely to target someone alone or looking down at their phone texting then someone scanning the area with their head held high.

— On the neighbor message Burglary Near Mobile/Foster
2:14 p.m.

@alex, i agree with you, but it does not have to be a cop, i am not saying risk your life and the girl did the right thing not to fight back or run, but we all can stand to be a little tougher: http://mytinyurl.com/n9z85p26dn , take a defense class, walk with someone if you can, be aware of your surroundings. if you have a routine change it, it seems like criminals see times and places you are and set up an ambush, if you are in a comfort zone due to your routine you never see it coming, realize that anyone that comes up to you can hurt you, keep your distance, are you ready? if you can't fight can you run? sometimes things can't be helped and things happen. just because statistics say it is safe it does not mean the one person to be a victim in the area won't be you.

— On the neighbor message Burglary Near Mobile/Foster
1:26 p.m.

in the know with tlo;)

— On the neighbor message whatca doing in the old bank of america lot?
6:56 a.m.

well, all of a sudden we have become a higher crime area, time to bring um back.

6:49 a.m.

i thought aldi was going to buy it, but i heard they back out.

— On the neighbor message whatca doing in the old bank of america lot?
8:27 p.m.

the main thing is we should continue to work together to protect ourselves, warn each other,look out for each other, give advice to minimize being a victim and catch these guys and let them know they are not welcome in our neighborhood, no matter what statistics say.

— On the neighbor message Did someone try to steal my car battery?
5 p.m.

i have had trouble with coping with being a victim (non violent), there were some situations in which i needed to get professional help to cope. not everyone accepts and copes with being a victim so graciously. i had a friend robbed at gunpoint, she went to a psychologist for over 6 months, she had trouble being alone and everything, even thou she was not hurt or killed she still needed help with coping. if you are in a situation at your job, have children, someone to take to the hospital, or simply struggling to pay your mortgage or rent a stolen battery could complicate coping with the situation.

— On the neighbor message Did someone try to steal my car battery?
4:18 p.m.

for the record, i never said it was a sign of bigger problems, i said that the low statics does not comfort victims or make them feel better about it. victims have a different perspective about statics based on their personal experience. if i was a victim 10 times the statistics would be high for me, if you have not been a victim multiple times it would be easy to quote statics and say that crime is down, why are people complaining? they are complaining because it happened to them.

— On the neighbor message Did someone try to steal my car battery?
3:56 p.m.

they always win

— On the neighbor message The Parklet - Fall 2012
2:51 p.m.

nice work, can you do paintings from photos as well or just real people? i know someone that has had their parent pass and wanted to get a painting of them while they were still alive, but they never got to it on time.

— On the neighbor message Artist looking for local portrait model
2:48 p.m.

@ald tim, to put a face with a name: http://mytinyurl.com/6ycpcfqfk7

— On the neighbor message Just a heads up
1:27 p.m.

@kenji, people can care less if crime is down from 10 years ago, when they are victims. if someone you knew got beat up, it would not be comforting to them to say don't worry crime is down. victims can care less about statistics, all they know is it happened to them and seems to be happening to a lot of people they know. statistically in their world with who they know crime is up. if you get your battery stolen 3 times crime is up in your world and it is a big statistic when it happens to you.
@katie, i wouldn't use the razor blades, you could be sued if something happen be it a criminal or some unattended 7 year old kid trying to find out what the shiny thing is. another option is to put a couple coats armor all on it, it will make the battery slippery and hard to handle. i used to think i was doing the mechanic a favor by cleaning my engine compartment before bringing it in. well, he ask me if i kept my engine that clean all the time or just when i brought it in? i told him when i brought it in and he asked next time just leave it dirty and clean it after you pick it up, it makes everything slippery, never would have thought.
also, make sure you let your neighbors know that they are targeting jeeps so if they see someone by your hood and it is not you, they know it can be the battery thief and either go out and scare them off by asking what they are doing, call police or getting description or plate information or taking a video or picture.
and from a previous post get an alarm with a shock sensor, even if it goes off for a second it might bring attention it needs to scare them off or the blinking light may detour them:
just thought for those that may consider something to bring attention to these guys. this is a basic system so it is easy to install, if you are not inclined to install it, many alarm system places will install these basic systems cheap. http://mytinyurl.com/zjsc9knbbp

— On the neighbor message Did someone try to steal my car battery?
1:16 p.m.

couldn't they be charged "with battery"

— On the neighbor message Did someone try to steal my car battery?
11:33 p.m.

etch your information in the top of the battery:
"this battery belongs to jeep (or vehicle name) plate # chn 320 , vin # xp29h9b193680"
that way if they are caught after stealing it you can prove it was yours.

— On the neighbor message Did someone try to steal my car battery?
11:10 a.m.

ok, so everyone likes these places, what are some top picks or recommendations, include price if you can. what is the best sushi item on ruks menu? best non sushi item? what is the best meals at central kitchen?

— On the neighbor message RUK and Central Kitchen are fantastic!
9:55 p.m.

jewel (irving/cicero) has some interior car cleaner protectant wipes in their dollar day section, new car scent, window wipes, and dash duster too. for $4 you can do a quick detail.

5:40 p.m.

keep sharing what you see, if we work together we are bound to catch someone doing something. it is good to know what type of car and descriptions of people to be aware of. good to see the police were on the van, even if it was abandoned and not the vehicle.

— On the neighbor message Did someone try to steal my car battery?
5:33 p.m.

awesome;)

— On the neighbor message PSA
5:07 p.m.

i had it done about 6 years ago (converting from 100 to 200amp), it was about $1500, the realtor recommended someone i don't recall the name. it was a straight rewire and just took a day. just make sure what circuits you want to be 20amp for things like air conditioner, electric heater, hair dryer, you should have separate circuits for fridge and clothes washer/dryer. think of which outlets in your house that blow, you can either take a branch off and put it on another breaker, turn it to 20amp or both. if you have wires for 15 amp where you want 20 amps, you may have to run new wires so that they can handle the ampage. it is also a good opportunity to add extra outlets. some people even take advantage of the extra amps by adding a sub panel with power going outside and to the garage, for outdoor decorations, security lighting or power tools or shop equipment.

— On the neighbor message Converting from 100 to 200 Amp Service
5:04 p.m.

you just loosen the valves on all his tires, they will slow leak, slow leaks are very irritating , it is a way of getting back at someone without criminal damage. http://mytinyurl.com/c0rjjdjwyt

— On the neighbor message Did someone try to steal my car battery?
4:51 p.m.

the problem is to many people are accepting of their abusive relationship because of low self esteem or their relationships growing up, a lot of these people may not have close friends to help them or may look at the abuse as a form of love and not to listen to anyone else, unfortunately, sometimes these have very bad endings.

— On the neighbor message Domestic Violence Awareness Month
11:50 p.m.

reminded me of this newscast:
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=478_1312733100

— On the neighbor message Great To See the First Amendment at Work
11:38 p.m.

sorry, didn't mean to park up the wrong "tree"

11:35 p.m.

ok, the buck stops here

10:23 p.m.

crisp from the urban dictionary-stemming from its greco-roman origin "cri", which means "absolute greatness", it is used to describe anything that would be considered cool, awesome, hot or really legit. ie. "inactive user is crisp"

— On the neighbor message Who ya gonna call?
10:22 p.m.

@pattymelt, and sell them to santa

10:04 p.m.

@pamela, r&d is referring to an incident like "my car just got broken into in jeff park", nobody knows where in jeff park. what he is asking for is ie: on 10/14/2012 between 10pm and 12am cars were broken into with glass being broken on the 4100 block of "the street" did anyone see anything? some people said they seen teens in the area.

— On the neighbor message Information not complete
9:53 p.m.

now you done it t & c, now i want a pacer x go kart and i don't know why

9:48 p.m.

snag and drag

4:30 p.m.

i think i seen that tow truck before, it is one cool looking tow truck, i think he just yanks um and runs and puts the safety chains on later. he could hook up and in a few seconds, the person should have pulled as close to the car next to him, cut the wheel in the opposite direction of the car that he parked close to and then put a club on it, it would have made it difficult to tow.

4:15 p.m.

ok, they were looking for a gang member that had been involved in some recent gang activity, not sure if they got him.

— On the neighbor message What happened at Byron and Lavergne?
9:16 p.m.

just was by there, 2 narcs by there now.

— On the neighbor message What happened at Byron and Lavergne?
9:03 p.m.

does kinda kind count?

— On the neighbor message Street Handicap parking
1:13 p.m.

now i know where the expression comes from, being stumped that is;)

— On the neighbor message down with the bushes
1:10 p.m.

i wish i could steal cars, hold it for ransom and get $200 and then when someone charges me with grand theft auto, just say it was a mistake and i'll give the money back. so what is the law with tow trucks? can they tow a car and just say it was a mistake if they are really stealing it , but if someone steals your car they can't say it was a mistake?

11:12 a.m.

it depends on the cost of the station ( i.e. rent, property tax, etc), the cost it takes to deliver the gas to the station, nearby competition. typically suburban locations are cheaper since it cost less to send a tanker there to fill up the station, these stations have less property tax to pay and are usually further apart. it takes a tanker longer in more congested areas raising the cost and we all know what property taxes are in the city.

— On the neighbor message Cost of gas
4:12 p.m.

@anon, if you want to go there, these would be better subs at a party:http://mytinyurl.com/wrpskyc02c

— On the neighbor message SUBS????
2:57 p.m.

beware electric baseboard heat is very expensive, it is ok if it is not primary heat, it is a small room or only used during a certain time of the day. but, it is expensive so check your btu/watts versus rates first.

— On the neighbor message Baseboard Heat
1:06 p.m.

i thought everyone wanted to widen Lawler ave

11:27 a.m.

i think it is just a figure of speech, i don't think phille wants to really trade real shoes.

— On the neighbor message Street Handicap parking
10:08 p.m.

i like this one myself
http://mytinyurl.com/f43492v2nz

— On the neighbor message Something funny
6:47 p.m.

@pattymelt, my point is the due process in which the board operates should be changed first. putting into account and recording how decisions are made. then i am all for voting them in. if you just change the people, that does not change the action, you must change the process in which they operate.

— On the neighbor message This November
10:57 p.m.

@lunker, great idea, i agree only residents can park on the curbs:)

10:15 a.m.

@alderman tim, there must still be a change in process for accountability, transparency, recording of issues and resolutions. if we elect them, the only way tax payers can hold them accountable is by not voting for them another term. we still need to look at changing the school board's due process for resolving situations.

— On the neighbor message This November
10:10 a.m.

i wonder if they are all adopted?

— On the neighbor message Great To See the First Amendment at Work
12:46 a.m.

i think a petition is a good idea, if they sign a petition and present it to the city, it puts the city on notice, if nothing is done and there is an emergency vehicle that cannot get down the street or is delayed and something happens, they would have a good case to sue the city.

11:14 p.m.

some people don't like their garages, some have multiple cars and some have garages used as storage.

10:52 p.m.

i don't understand how some people say this is undemocratic. we elected the mayor didn't we? there is no guarantee that an elected school board would be better. anyone has any statics to prove that elected school boards are better than appointed one's? do we think that just because we elect instead of appoint things will be better? we elected the president, how is the economy doing? i think the real issue is that the rules and processes of the school board need to change. there needs to be a process for communicating and dealing with issues. all issues need to be recorded and acted on in transparency. fix the process, changing people will give you new people that may listen, but be helpless to do anything (it is what it is), if you have the same process, you will get the same results. change the process.

— On the neighbor message This November
11:03 a.m.

i think something was lost in the translation. add an "o" to god ( "good") maybe they left the o out. to me it just makes more sense.
i believe in good, when i pray for good, we were made in good image. there is only one good, when i die, i hope it is good or with good. jesus father was good. i don't think aol is with good.

— On the neighborhood event Invitation to a Conversation
11:14 p.m.

there is a cheap alarm on amazon, it has a shock sensor, so if anyone were to get in your vehicle it would go off. just thought for those that may consider something to bring attention to these guys. this is a basic system so it is easy to install, if you are not inclined to install it, many alarm system places will install these basic systems cheap. http://mytinyurl.com/zjsc9knbbp

— On the neighbor message Car Break In's
7:17 p.m.

@vince, well said.

5:41 p.m.

i think the reason it is that way in chicago is because the teachers union will rally to elect the officials that they want in the school board. this could create a conflict of interest and shift balance of power in their favor.

— On the neighbor message This November
4:55 a.m.

lots of good people out there and love has no prejudice

1:01 a.m.

if your straight and you come, you might not be straight when you leave.

12:58 a.m.

if it was a transformer blowing, my guess would be it was megatron.

12:45 a.m.

thats hot, rock on
http://mytinyurl.com/s79xrtf72g

— On the neighbor message Cars Ransacked
12:36 a.m.

if they took the cymbals, they must know what they are worth. most thieves would take the ipad and dell and run. maybe someone that was at the gig had something to do with it, maybe even his "friend" tipped off someone by accident. did he tell anyone he was going to ruk? maybe someone he told called someone else to tell them to look for his truck that he is on his way to ruk. they would have known that he would not take the cymbals in with him and the cymbals might have been the main target, the ipad and dell were probably just stolen since they were there.

— On the neighbor message Car ransacked
12:29 a.m.

there is a popular tagger in europe "legs", http://streetfiles.org/search/legs, either he moved to chicago or we may have a copy cat.

— On the neighbor message 'Legs'
12:18 a.m.

@pattymelt, here is another http://mytinyurl.com/zm5j7xg54z

— On the neighbor message Loud boom around 6 corners
6:44 p.m.

there has been nothing to prove that this person is legitimate. i would suggest if you were to donate, donate to the salvation army or other reputable organization that you know and trust. i would never support an organization i know nothing about or has not established a reputation as a legitimate non-for profit.

3:36 p.m.

http://imgur.com/
select image, copy link, post link

— On the neighbor message Great To See the First Amendment at Work
3:11 p.m.

sometimes people with children feel entitled to break the law, because they feel it is ok since it is for their kid. this is a bad example for children. if the parents can be responsible for a child they need to be responsible for themselves. also, they should set a good example for children at an early age to respect the law and safety and well being of others.

12:42 p.m.

can see how some might be threatened by these fierce animals, see them in attack mode here:
http://mytinyurl.com/ydq8cs02v2
http://mytinyurl.com/gpm2cnw95h
http://mytinyurl.com/x7pb3jwwn2
http://mytinyurl.com/7fwttzg2mz
http://mytinyurl.com/x16jtx9023

— On the neighbor message Squirrels, Squirrels, and More Squirrels
1:16 a.m.

why is it so difficult for people to let other people live their own life?
even god gave humans free choice, who are these people to say what is right?
no one plans to have an abortion.
these are difficult decisions to make and they have to live with.

— On the neighbor message Great To See the First Amendment at Work
10:20 p.m.

When you were young and your heart was an open book
You used to say live and let live
But if this ever changing world in which we live in
Makes you give in and cry
Say live and let die

http://mytinyurl.com/599h2xpk6k

— On the neighbor message Squirrels, Squirrels, and More Squirrels
6:39 p.m.

yeah, after giant auto and forest city went, it has been pretty scarce for speed parts on the fly.

— On the neighbor message super shops automotive performance centers
6:14 p.m.

thanks tlo ;)

— On the neighbor message super shops automotive performance centers
11:49 p.m.

http://www.rufflesandbugs.net/

— On the neighbor message Jeff Park toy/clothing store?
3:04 p.m.

@ekop, the bigger the invitation, the greater the consequence of something bad happening. having an i pad on your car seat parked on a dark street is an invitation to get it stolen (it is a high value item in an area that if stolen the likelihood of getting caught is slim), limit your invitations and you will limit the chance of being a victim. don't be in full make up and a mini skirt drunk in an alley at 3am, also an invitation. there are controllable and non-controllable situations. focus on what you can control, this will limit your chances of being a victim. there are bad people out there, so do what you need to do to make yourself a hard target. and for the record if you take known precautions and you are still a victim it is not your fault, it is the criminal's fault, but it does not matter who's fault it is after you are a victim. control what you can control and take precautions.

— On the neighbor message Cars Ransacked
11:14 a.m.

if it is not a bad leak you can try to repair it, at least buying your self some more time. http://mytinyurl.com/3447g198v5

— On the neighbor message Cast iron vs. PVC for toilet pipe
10:49 a.m.

viper alarm with remote start, good investment, enter your car in the winter toasty warm, summer icy cold, you can even have it start every 3 hours and run for 15minutes and shut off, so in the winter you can keep it warm, if you time it right every night you can have it so it is running when you are walking out the door for work.

— On the neighbor message Cars Ransacked
5:23 p.m.

a rock,some mace or even a can opener, depends on what purse i guess lol.

— On the neighbor message Seen person buying drugs near parklet tonight
5:16 p.m.

if he cares enough to talk to the community, he should care enough to listen. if he goes so far to lie to the community, he should not be upset when the community tells the truth.

4:51 a.m.

i always lock my car, keep it clean, and take valuables with me and set my alarm. sometimes even having a jacket in the car can make it a target, they want to see what is in it or under it. thieves like to go through things, so give them nothing to go through. also, carry some windex wipes in your glove compartment to clean your suction cup marks off the windshield it can be an indicator that a gps, or radar detector may be in the car, do not leave your holder on your windshield. get a key fob remote for your garage, don't leave it in your car. and last but not least try not to park by the end of the block, typically the middle is safer.

— On the neighbor message Cars Ransacked
4:45 a.m.

thanks, let us know what happens

— On the neighbor message Street Handicap parking
4:28 a.m.

by foster and austin

— On the neighbor message Cars Ransacked
9:22 p.m.

pretty sure it happened on the street

— On the neighbor message Cars Ransacked
9:03 p.m.

you can, imagine. my friends kid flies all the time, arms out running in circles, talking about being an air force ranger, we just make sure to keep him away from windows.

— On the neighbor message Voice Lessons for Kids.
7:16 p.m.

so is this like still an issue or like what happened? does this guy just have to park in his spot or can he park anywhere on the block like everyone else?

— On the neighbor message Street Handicap parking
6 p.m.

and it is funny that you just popped on the site. lol.

— On the neighbor message Voice Lessons for Kids.
5:44 p.m.

elise, welcome to everyblock, singer, actress,teacher, believer in kids, you are like a real life mary poppins.

— On the neighbor message Voice Lessons for Kids.
5:42 p.m.

there should be a limit, like 68 strikes and your out.

4:20 p.m.

all right, everyone look out for a white suv by the parklet, if you see suspicious call it in, with enough calls comes action http://mytinyurl.com/c8m3fwd4bq

— On the neighbor message Seen person buying drugs near parklet tonight
3:59 p.m.

i don't understand, aren't they supposed to shut you down until violations regarding public safety are corrected?

4:47 a.m.

be careful with state farm, if you get a claim free discount now, you will not after the claim. you would have to be claim free for the next 5 years to re-qualify for the claim free discount. the claim free discount is 15%.

— On the neighbor message New Roof
1:44 p.m.

life is like chapters in a book, you never know what is going to happen and you can see the story as you look back.

— On the neighbor message Leaving Chicago
9:06 p.m.

ok , updated labs ,results back today.
total cholesterol 204
triglyceride 59
hdl 81
ldl 111

2:49 p.m.

i did not see a listing as a registered not for profit. the guy is either made up the organization and doing it on his own by using funds raised and really helping children and claiming them as a tax deduction or he is just pocketing the money, hopefully he does not know how to siphon the money out of your checking account with your check number or wash and rewrite the check for another amount. http://www.chicagononprofit.org/non_profits

— On the neighbor message The Chicago Environmental Society
11:05 a.m.

call 1-888-382-1222 to be added to the do not call list

— On the neighbor message ADT Calls
8:50 p.m.

ok, went to smoque tonight, did a carry out order with 3 cans of diet pop, 3 pulled pork sandwiches, sent someone in to pick it up, got home, no pop. called and they said they forgot to mention that you get your own cans of pop out of the cooler. had to go back to get the pop. so if you order pop, you need to get it from the cooler. sandwiches were good, not too sweet and not that spicy but spicy enough to say it has spice. i would go again, the only catch was it went to quick, it was very soft so you could literally swallow it. i was able to eat two sandwiches faster than i wanted to, it would have been nice if they were a litte bigger. i had not eaten all day so i am sure i could probably eat another 1/2 sandwich. they put the sauce on the side and do not soak it in the sauce so if you like it seeped in, pour the sauce on before you drive so when you get home you are good to go.

8:23 p.m.

@chigirl. sorry,did not mean anything bad, i hope you forgive me. i was just trying to say things are better over there.

— On the neighbor message Down in the bushes -Part 2
11:43 a.m.

@chi girl, a lot of the illegal activity has been reduced parklet. there is even word on the street that is not safe to deal drugs there anymore. it is on a constant watch under randall (parklet pops) who monitors all activity that goes around there and even post pictures, and responds to parklet questions. like a parklet ambassador. now that is cleaned up and things are better we need to move forward. if you have a concern forward it to randall to give you the straight scoop. getting to know some of the people there, they may be different, but they are not bad. you can't always judge a book by its cover. i am happy that randall has a watchful eye and has taken ownership of overseeing the parklet.

— On the neighbor message Down in the bushes -Part 2
11:10 a.m.

usually

— On the neighbor message ADT door to door
10:53 a.m.

if you admit there are gangs, you have to say what you are doing about it. if you say there is no gangs, you have an excuse to do nothing.

— On the neighbor message Gang Territory Map
10:45 a.m.

that is what i thought, if not you are one tough bride.

— On the neighbor message Jefferson Park Tailor?
11:43 p.m.

i have known people like this before, no one is going to be able to stop this guy in doing whatever he wants, backed by money and the devil if he can't have something he wants, he destroys it.

11:40 p.m.

check the pee h level

— On the neighbor message Down in the bushes -Part 2
11:40 p.m.

does a byob have to check id if they are drinking alcohol or can a 16 year old show up with a 64oz old english. does a byob have a legal obligation to check id?

— On the neighbor message A business model hijacked?
11:25 p.m.

or when you have to get dressed to tell them to go away.

— On the neighbor message ADT door to door
11:19 p.m.

"I need to have a bride's maid taken in quite a bit."
are you talking about the bride's maid or the dress? lol

— On the neighbor message Jefferson Park Tailor?
11:15 p.m.

yeah, but they were sleeping, oh you mean under the cover cops.

— On the neighbor message Strange van &Trailor
11:13 p.m.

for those that like sock puppets, say this pharse 10 times as fast as you can: I'm a sock cutter and I cut socks.

11:11 p.m.

i think hank scorpio took your map.

— On the neighbor message Chicago Gang Map - WBEZ Interactive Maps
11:48 a.m.

@pattymelt, yes i have a vhs. if i drive to berwyn my truck will guzzle so much gas i could buy a signed directors cut. i will probably see if i could find it online in my spare time or keep an eye on it if it pops up. any movie with kirk douglas in it can't be all bad. no bread or gelato for me. no sugar and reduced carb diet.

— On the neighbor message Thanks Forgotten Chicago
12:10 a.m.

anyway strange, van and trailer sound like a southern law firm.

— On the neighbor message Strange van &Trailor
11:11 p.m.

i did say "you should not" do it, just in case you were thinking of it.
i would just keep calling the cops on them, eventually they will just move to the next block. 5 more times and they will be on the 6000 block of leland.

— On the neighbor message Strange van &Trailor
11:10 p.m.

you should not, spray paint the windows black while they are sleeping and when they wake up they will still think it is night time.

— On the neighbor message Strange van &Trailor
10:55 p.m.

>>According to the conventional wisdom, the consumption of red meat should be severely limited due to its saturated fat content. Fifty-one percent of the fat in red meat is monounsaturated, of which 90 percent is oleic acid. This is the very same monounsaturated fat found in olive oil. Monounsaturated fats both lower LDL cholesterol and raise HDL cholesterol. Saturated fat constitutes 45 percent of the total fat in red meat. However, a third of that is stearic acid, which increases HDL cholesterol while having no effect on LDL. The remaining 4 percent of the fat is polyunsaturated, which lowers LDL but has no effect on HDL. Thus 70 percent of the fat content of red meat will improve the relative levels of LDL and HDL. The remaining 30 percent will raise LDL cholesterol but will also raise HDL cholesterol and will have an insignificant effect on the ratio of total cholesterol to HDL.

10:39 p.m.

i would not open the door for strangers, i was taught that as a kid.

— On the neighbor message ADT door to door
10:25 p.m.

hdl was 64 but then i went on a high fruit, vegetable, low fat, no red meat diet from a recommendation from my old doctor. then my numbers went south quick. including a 20 point drop in hdl.
my current doctor told me eat lean red meat, good fats, little fruit and low carbs. we will see what happens, i dropped 30lbs without even trying. i will post cholesterol results when i get them. he said adding lean meat back in my diet will bring up my hdl.

10:19 p.m.

yeah, seems like good people, like the world once had before corporations. reminds me of the old ace i used to shop on lincoln by irving, they had 2 types of nails regular or rusty. real people that can give advice because they done it and not because it is text book or they seen it on tv or a video. one that will huddle around an item that they don't have, but something that you can use or do instead. there are fewer do it yourself guys out there too. it is ok if you can do it but don't have the time and have to hire someone, but it seems like more and more guys are becoming less of traditional "mr fix" it guys every day.

10:11 p.m.

i might have to see that suspenseful movie. they like said it was suspenseful in every other sentence in the trailer.
the fury trailer
http://mytinyurl.com/s2sdyvgyy6

reminded me of this classic
http://mytinyurl.com/vw74hzy87h

— On the neighbor message Thanks Forgotten Chicago
9:40 p.m.

i tried the clr and a lot of rust/corrosion came out and cleaned it well by hooking it up to a garden hose (it fits) and forward and reverse flushing after soaking in clr for 20 min. On the back of clr is states that it is not for use for brass and it is a brass valve so i was weary of what would happen, upon deeper inspection it appears like there was an accumulation of encrusted rust under the lip that cause damage to the what appeared to be a rubberlike seal. i decided to replace the valve.
ok, picked up the valve from russo today, they did not have the same one i had (they had male, but i needed a female) so i got a coupling as well, i arrived with a big ah ha! since i got there at 5:55pm and they close at 6. the guy was friendly and quick as he stood on a shelf shuffling through a mixed bin of valves. time of check out was 5:57pm.
valve $15.99,coupling $2.79.
thanks for all the tips, it is nice when you can shop in your own neighborhood.

9:14 p.m.

@sca,you left out the bbq pork sandwiches.
i'll let you know. this is my cholesterol in 2010:
total cholesterol 227
triglyceride 131
hdl 43
ldl 137
with some changes in my diet over the last year and a half (burrito, beef diet), i am anxious to see where i come in this year. if it gets worse i may have a heart attack, like really.

8:58 p.m.

tank is empty, i am getting ready to take it off now, i will make the judgment call to clean or replace, i called russo and described the part they say they may have it for $15, i am going to head out there in a few, if it's $15 i'll just replace it, i don't want to take a chance of it breaking loose at 3am on a cold winter day, good insurance. i do not want to deal with a flooded basement with -0 temps.

4:26 p.m.

my neighbor just said something hilarious, what if he ends up evicting them and then renting the space to the church. then it would not matter if he had liquor or entertainment licenses at all.

4:22 p.m.

do they have it at the blockbuster?

— On the neighbor message Thanks Forgotten Chicago
4:51 a.m.

@chigirl82, would you feel the same way if he wanted to change it in to a cheap strip club? why deny the neighborhood their right to see entertainment? why deny the people who chose portage as their venue to show films or live performances? why deny the local business the foot traffic they need to operate?
its like that, that's how people feel about carranza. for the same reason the church was fought being "good", "evil" is fought the same way, it just isn't what 6 corners is about, it is about keeping a venue that is appealing to all. not sure how many free shows will happen now, but it was good for the community.

4:50 a.m.

and i always wanted a ray rainer umbrella hat.

— On the neighbor message Thanks Forgotten Chicago
9:31 p.m.

anyone remember old chicago indoor amusement park?
http://mytinyurl.com/3b9y736xv7
don't know why my dad would not buy me a neon green glow in the dark necklace, it seemed like everyone listening to the band had one. i guess i did get some fudge thou at the fudge shoppee.

— On the neighbor message Thanks Forgotten Chicago
9:29 p.m.

@missy, they carry everything except relief valves for boilers at least on their site.
@mario, i know i can hit sears parts.com, but i would rather pick it up instead of ordering it.

9:17 p.m.

@vincent, no not me in them but if you must see them,
http://imgur.com/vlZKW i don't do those hoochie mirror shots.

9:09 p.m.

it's like he is looking up the stairway at god or something, wait is that the 10 commandments that he's holding?

— On the neighbor message Thanks Forgotten Chicago
8:15 p.m.

the prior landlord was allowing the tenant to make much needed improvements over the last 10 months. this was done at the expense of the tenant and was to offset the rent owed. this would had not been an issue if the tenant assumed ownership of the property as planned. it is known legally as tenant offset rights. as long as the tenant can show that they made improvements that match or exceed the rent, they can sue for breach of the lease agreement. the prior owners may even summoned to court to testify that they had knowledge and accepted the agreement that the tenant made improvements to offset the rent. it is not like they don't have the money to pay the rent as they were planning on buying the building. those that say it's his building and he can do what he wants to does not have the whole story. there is a lease contract, and there are landlord tenant rights.

4:27 p.m.

can't say i didn't call it, i posted this on the 13th:
http://chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/sep13-summary-meeting-new-portage-theater-bldg-owners-old-5332915/#comment-218270
what is going to happen to dennis wolkowitz?
we fought to keep him managing the theater. will carranza just kick him out when his lease is up or will he offer him a position.
don't forget dennis that kept the portage going in the tradition that encouraged us to preserve it. i hope no one turns their back on this him. it would be a good move if carranza can hire him in some capacity if he intends someone else to manage the theater.
dennis was willing and try to buy the theater as well, his good intentions toward the theater should not be for not in 2015.

11:53 p.m.

i would itemize the renovations that dennis made and deduct it from the rent or sue for the renovations made. anyone know a lawyer that will step in with some legal advice?

11:46 p.m.

how much will spark energy charge?

11:32 p.m.

they just messed with the wrong alderman, there are a lot of people that will stand behind arena. i think if arena needs help cullerton will back him up with his extensive knowledge and contacts.

6:32 p.m.

well no matter where you go, it seems like you'll end up in hot water.

— On the neighbor message Hot water?
6:07 p.m.

probably should put up one of these:http://imgur.com/agFQD

3:09 p.m.

"i wonder if it was stolen"
even if it was not stolen, it can still be considered a hot car.

— On the neighbor message Firefighers Busy Last Night
2:27 p.m.

well on the bright side it is not a bunch of 5 year olds calling people poo poo heads.

2:25 p.m.

@pattymelt, went to the one on irving park 4250 w irving around 11:45pm, they are open till 12am and 1am on friday saturday. not exactly 3am, they may have changed their hours and may have been originally been open till 3am. normally if i want a beef that late i will trek to susie's or franksvillie. this was better since it was on my way. chicago pizza at 3114 n lincoln and 1919 w montrose is open til 5am daily which could be good for late night carryout as unsure of their delivery area.

12:04 p.m.

urgh, rather do dennys then golden nugget

10:44 a.m.

or one of these 2 door cars with a pollution fighting 455 v-8
http://mytinyurl.com/t2smzr020x

— On the neighbor message Strange robbery
12:57 a.m.

"and he's too handsome to be a fighter, see the pic here:"

the dog isn't bad looking either.

12:48 a.m.

@dirk, went to chicago pizza the other day and picked up 2 beef sandwiches on the way home, thanks again for your suggestion. it was handy since i was able to call ahead and they had hot peppers and red sauce.

@melissa, just was at harlem and higgins this morning at 9:30am to pick up a steak burrito after blood test at resurrection, everything was ok. when was the last time you where there, has it been awhile?

12:39 a.m.

i can see one of the questions now. coke or pepsi?

— On the neighbor message accident?
12:30 a.m.

i know goebbert’s has apples, but don't know if you can pick them, i see them in bags by when you check out. that is where we go pumpkin hunting. you may have to surf through the site to find out. http://www.pumpkinfarms.com/

12:26 a.m.

@pattymelt, was out visiting with family, good to know you can fill in.

12:24 a.m.

i prefer muchas nachos myself.

— On the neighbor message Spanish Classes?
12:22 a.m.

@pattymelt, i take it by the name he feels good, i knew that he would.

— On the neighbor message Urologist recommendation
5:49 p.m.

food truck convoy http://mytinyurl.com/4pzr5gryvz

— On the neighbor message Property
5:20 p.m.

i think these guys did it. http://mytinyurl.com/hmp52fd8zn

— On the neighbor message Strange robbery
2:50 p.m.

how was it stolen? was the holding tanks checked for leaks.

— On the neighbor message Strange robbery
2:04 p.m.

how about 75 cents for boyscout and brownie neighborhood watches. at least they earn their badges, instead of getting a badge first.

1:55 p.m.

so they cut cops, now they want to put them back and have us pay more for it? i heard of this before, i think it's called fuzzy math.

12:32 p.m.

i think they set their watches 10 minutes ahead so they can start early.

10:58 a.m.

es impresionante pattymelt.

— On the neighbor message Spanish Classes?
10:29 a.m.

was getting rotors resurfaced at oreilys and had to wait 30 mins, went outside and got and egg roll at the china star, not sure of the rest of the food but the egg roll was ok. if you are close by it could work in a pinch. http://www.yelp.com/biz/china-star-chicago

— On the neighbor message Jefferson Park Chinese takeout
10:23 a.m.

i think kenji might have been implying that the alderman would be driving a white car delivering a super cart to the resident.

8:16 a.m.

my favorite was i called tech support one day they answered "hello this is sam how can i help you." i reported the issue and went online to check the status. tech persons name on the incident, not sam, but saijur. i guess he is not that crazy about his name either, since the next thing he asked me was "can i please take your name."

— On the neighbor message at&t issues
3:14 p.m.

i think the hotter you are, the better chance of them slowing down.

— On the neighbor message Pedestrian friendly?
3:04 p.m.

i got a radio shack pro 82, i take it with me sometimes at night to make sure i avoid bad stuff going down. i use my cassette adapter and put it through my car radio.

— On the neighbor message police sirens around 9 pm
12:05 a.m.

i heart ppark, i'll second jess cafe, they were pretty good, my go to after wongs closed. when they closed i called and thought i dialed whe wong number and later found out they closed.

— On the neighbor message Jefferson Park Chinese takeout
11:46 p.m.

i think it would be great if you can customize the list by person. there are some fruits and vegetables on the list that i don't even like. if you can customize it for what people are buying and highlight those best deals, you may have a winner. an example would be they would select the items that they buy from your master list and they would just get a list of the best deals on stuff they buy.

— On the neighbor message Saving money - any interest in this service?
11:42 p.m.

i think the garage flyer guys got new jobs

— On the neighbor message Red Plum Flyers Out of Control
11:41 p.m.

i think this is where sarah is talking about
http://rubbbqcompany.com/contactus.html

12:07 p.m.

or install one of these if you are on a budget. http://mytinyurl.com/2nyb788q62

— On the neighbor message Negative activity
10:07 a.m.

the only thank yous that i heard today came from me.

— On the neighbor message Hard to avoid rudeness in a city ...
12:59 a.m.

someone dialed 911

— On the neighbor message police sirens around 9 pm
12:51 a.m.

could be they are doing ceramic
http://mytinyurl.com/gh0968x30c
there was a of guys once that put some ceramic around some surgical rubber and a stick and went down a whole block taking out every driver side window on the block using it like a whip.

12:51 a.m.

for the record i think the left rear is the only lucky foot and the rabbit would have to be shot or captured in a cemetery.

— On the neighbor message Squirrels, Squirrels, and More Squirrels
12:41 a.m.

@tom, welcome to the jungle, this one for you:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEJTF3AcEp4

— On the neighbor message Congress Theater non payment drama
12:28 a.m.

"you'd think they'd mention this before they set it all up."

i donn't know melissa with at&at it sounds like a "set up" to me.

— On the neighbor message at&t issues
12:22 a.m.

can you predict when i should play lotto? yes or no?

— On the neighbor message School tomorrow: Yes or no??
12:17 a.m.

my neighbor said that when he is going to take a cup with him across the street. most people slow down for bums, and if he can make some money crossing the street in the process, so be it.

— On the neighbor message Pedestrian friendly?
12:01 a.m.

@portagepat, you can unthank them by thanking them again

— On the neighbor message Negative activity
11:50 p.m.

josh is right, it appears to be asphalt siding, asbestos siding is typically combined with cement siding. our old house had asphalt siding, if you rip it off on a hot day it is exactly like a thick roofing material. our current house has cement/asbestoes siding (nothing wrong with abestoes siding, unless you cut or break it.

11:11 a.m.

i knew i seen a place somewhere on northwest highway, i just did not remember how far down or exactly where it was and my neighbor and i needed a place that we could get to in about 10 minutes.

12:38 a.m.

for those following this thread for reference:
pork shoppee
http://www.yelp.com/biz/pork-shoppe-chicago

10:25 p.m.

to coin a pharse

http://mytinyurl.com/167d05rf8f

— On the neighbor message Liberty Income Tax just got a car
9:31 p.m.

i been thinking of adding "futureor" under mine

— On the neighbor message Alert
9:14 p.m.

tacks get stuck, it is taxes that perplex

— On the neighbor message Liberty Income Tax just got a car
8:46 p.m.

reminded me of this video, no bb's but

http://mytinyurl.com/fmxf0krgtw

— On the neighbor message Shattered Car windows
5:26 p.m.

sometimes even sharp tacks get stuck

— On the neighbor message Liberty Income Tax just got a car
5:02 p.m.

or less squitoes

— On the neighbor message What is that smell?
4:27 p.m.

dmr, in most cases the word semi means half or incomplete, i have never seen semi meaning someone does not speak english or understand it. sorry for my misunderstanding. it does matter if he is a good neighbor or not, since good neighbors are hard to come by. normally good neighbors watch out for each other, i would think you would want to talk to him about the situation first instead of going behind his back and getting his privileges taken away, i am sure you would want the same courtesy extended to you. maybe one of his friends can translate for you if they speak english. if he is a good person/neighbor maybe just talking to him can resolve the situation so you don't have to worry so much about where he is parking.

— On the neighbor message Street Handicap parking
5:17 a.m.

more pedestrian bridges.

— On the neighbor message Pedestrian friendly?
8:41 p.m.

i am sure that liberty can write off any damages

— On the neighbor message Liberty Income Tax just got a car
5:40 p.m.

thank god they did not hit the parklet.

— On the neighbor message Liberty Income Tax just got a car
5:02 p.m.

maybe he just seen death race 2000 (1975)

— On the neighbor message Pedestrian friendly?
5:15 a.m.

culleton looks good in my eyes, but maybe that's because i have 20/20 vision

— On the neighbor message Street Handicap parking
9:29 p.m.

yeah, i know

— On the neighbor message Squirrels, Squirrels, and More Squirrels
6:58 p.m.

protect your food

— On the neighbor message Squirrels, Squirrels, and More Squirrels
6:20 p.m.

i never trust people to stop, if they don't, i am the one to get hit or killed, and i am not ok with being dead and not my fault.

— On the neighbor message Pedestrian friendly?
5:54 p.m.

go solar

— On the neighbor message new flood lights next door
4:56 p.m.

@dmr, obviously this person is a bad neighbor and people just want to know why, if he was a good neighbor you probably would not be pursuing legal recourse in taking his parking spot away. i know if i had great neighbors and they did the same thing and it did not affect me, i would say so be it. i think people believe there is more to this story and that is why people are asking questions. what did he say when you talked to him about it, you said you were on semi speaking terms?

— On the neighbor message Street Handicap parking
4:50 p.m.

and always protect your nuts

— On the neighbor message Squirrels, Squirrels, and More Squirrels
4:22 p.m.

that's what happens when you stop riding your bike.

— On the neighbor message Up With the Bushes!
4:18 p.m.

@no name, did you create an account to say you seen him on a porch?

— On the neighbor message Up With the Bushes!
5:40 p.m.

if cps schools are the best schools, they should receive the best pay and benefits. if not, it is leadership and ownership that will get us to be the best. if you send your kids to cps and feel your teacher is the best and your child is learning, support the teachers strike. if you feel like your kids are not getting the best education in cps don't support the strike. it is that simple. it is a shame that we have to put the kids in the middle of this.

— On the neighbor message CPS has developed contingency plans
9:59 p.m.

sounds kinda squirrely to me too.

— On the neighbor message Squirrels, Squirrels, and More Squirrels
9:01 p.m.

what is going to happen to dennis wolkowitz?
we fought to keep him managing the theater. will carranza just kick him out when his lease is up or will he offer him a position.
don't forget dennis that kept the portage going in the tradition that encouraged us to preserve it. i hope no one turns their back on this him. it would be a good move if carranza can hire him in some capacity if he intends someone else to manage the theater.
dennis was willing and try to buy the theater as well, his good intentions toward the theater should not be for not in 2015.

6:28 p.m.

maybe he has alzheimer's and when he has company they remind him that it is there and so he parks there when company comes to remind him.

— On the neighbor message Street Handicap parking
2:35 a.m.

the garbage truck zigged when they should have zagged. they were concerned that the driver went off the grid. they are working out the bugs and are still waiting for one of the garbage trucks to come back. they are stuck in a traffic circle.

— On the neighbor message Garbage Pick up (or lack thereof)
11:31 a.m.

is he really handicapped?

— On the neighbor message Street Handicap parking
11:25 a.m.

with the headache and time it took, i think next time i might pay someone else to find it. it takes patience to find a short and sometimes i am " short" on it. i thought it would be easier to find than it was. thank god i don't live on grace, someone might have called the cops that i am working on my car in the street. i seen a better short finder that i may buy in the future, looks kinda cool: http://mytinyurl.com/zkj44hy6tr
i made a pledge, from here on out, if i can't find the electrical short in 4 hours, i'm taking it in.

11:06 a.m.

the issue has been solved, it was a line that branched off to the rear right tail light. the short appears to be isolated in a wiring harness under the carpet in the middle of the truck. in lieu of ripping out the interior to splice in the shorted wire, i was able to cut the positive wire from front and back separating the line completely, then running a single wire from the front to the back leaving a dead wire in the harness and the new live wire running an alternative route. along the side of the doors to the light. thanks for everyone's support. maybe one of these days i will take the seats and carpet out to just see exactly what was the cause.

10:26 p.m.

comedy night could be a good one

10:09 p.m.

"maybe you are deeper than you think."

sounds like a pickup line

— On the neighbor message The better, the good and the ugly of 9_9_12
9:47 p.m.

early start on dibbs

— On the neighbor message Block off the street
9:31 p.m.

just letting you know, that is what my dad did when the same issue was posed to him. not sure what i would do. i would try to talk it out first, but it seems they are not very engaging. why do they feel they need all this security? did something happen to them?
maybe it would be better to have security lights on your property shining where they want the light to shine, it could be a compromise if it is a motion flood, since it would be coming from your property it may not bother you, but you may have a higher electric bill, but then more security, good neighbor relations and no light shining through your window. maybe a good way to get the conversation started again, is that you got me thinking about security, is there anything that you would recommend for my house from your point of view. let him talk, try to understand his goals and try to work together to solve the same issue with different ideas.

tim is on the case now, so stick with tim and you will be fine. tim cullerton is awesome.

— On the neighbor message new flood lights next door
9:53 p.m.

@jason, a city sticker is not a personal issue, it's a legal issue.
victor said "may report them" (may-means expressing possibility), i would welcome a neighbor that would tell me if my sticker was expired so i would not get a ticket. one that would tell me to move my car from a driveway instead of getting it ticketed or towed. one that would tell me i am too loud before calling the cops on me. one that might help me mow my lawn if i couldn't for some reason. i would welcome that from a good neighbor, but that means i have to be a good neighbor in return and that means buying a sticker, moving my car, toning it down, or mowing my lawn so be it.

— On the neighbor message Man WORKING ON OLD CAR ON GRACE.
9:01 p.m.

city of chicago water division
customer service 312-744-4426
email: waterbill@cityofchicago.org
web: www.cityofchicago.org/revenue
sign up for metersave: www.metersave.org

— On the neighbor message Water Bill
8:24 p.m.

"the same exact thing" happened to my dad. he talked to the neighbor and the neighbor flat out told him to deal with it. my dad, never to be challenged bought two 150 watt "spot" lights and installed them to the side of the house. it was a cottage house so it is in the rear (where a garage would be) and adjusted them toward the neighbors kitchen window. every time the neighbor would turn on their light my dad would turn on his. the spotlights were so bright at night they would shine in the kitchen straight through the house out the front of the neighbors living room and visible from the street. the house looked possessed from the front. the neighbor came to complain and my dad told him: now you deal with it. you want me to turn off my light, you turn off yours. the neighbor went in the house turn off the light and never used the light again as long as i lived there.

— On the neighbor message new flood lights next door
8:24 p.m.

if they want a raise they need to put the smarter teachers on the news. it seem like no one knows what to say. no wonder why kids these days have issues with public speaking.

— On the neighbor message CPS has developed contingency plans
4:19 p.m.

PEARLE VISION (KLEE PLAZA AT SIX CORNERS)

4017 N. MILWAUKEE AVE
CHICAGO, IL 60641
(773) 545-2660

4:16 p.m.

alternator test ok, no trailer hitch.
got some schematics
http://imgur.com/0zGgl,xqSeV,VzRqS,xd0bb,wbIh5,2OXmI
it may be the light blue wire, it looks like the light blue wire is purple after connector c206. i will see if i can check it out. i have to work so this may be put on hold time permitting.

9:59 p.m.

it depends on the situation, if he is just changing an alternator or adjusting a carb that is one thing. if he is changing a radiator and dumping antifreeze all over that is another. i don't see nothing wrong with working on a car in front of your house within reason and consideration. maybe a good neighbor could offer this old man their garage for a day that they are going to be home or something.

— On the neighbor message Man WORKING ON OLD CAR ON GRACE.
9:45 p.m.

no more free shows

— On the neighbor message Portage Theater Sold
9:36 p.m.

i think it depends on the type of work he is doing to it.
if he is just doing minor work on it, i think it is fine.
it would be an issue if he is excessively loud, running it open headers, it was jacked up, left on jack stands, or him going underneath for any long period of time on the street, something that can cause injury to others or himself, i can see the concern.

— On the neighbor message Man WORKING ON OLD CAR ON GRACE.
9:25 p.m.

@ barbara, so if i am interpreting this correctly what you are saying is eddie carranza and his leadership team have different goals for portage then the congress and would not be looking at running the portage the same way as the congress.
the community support is strong here and we are very animate about our neighborhood.

9:16 p.m.

ordered a short finder from amazon and a friend is emailing me electrical schematics from alldata. i am going to give it one more try before i take it in.

8:03 p.m.

maybe they want to buy it. what year is it?

— On the neighbor message Man WORKING ON OLD CAR ON GRACE.
7:57 p.m.

i am looking for someone that specializes in automotive electronics, has short finding equipment such power probes and short finders and knows how to use them in conjunction with following a wiring diagram to find the short quickly. don't want some hack looking for the issue all day, screwing up my alarm system and other things in the process. a pro could find the fault in an hour and a half, two hours tops. it is simple circuit to trace with the right equipment and skills. don't want someone to take their time and guessing. they have to be able to trace the diagram, pull apart areas at junctions, isolate the area of the short, find and correct the short. there used to be an electrical place on irving and western that did auto electrical, but they are no longer there.

6:54 p.m.

you can take it or leaf it

— On the neighbor message At least it looks allot better.
12:22 p.m.

ok, not the brake light switch, looks like i need to get a short detector/finder.

12:21 p.m.

yeah, but now the trees are "leaving"

— On the neighbor message At least it looks allot better.
3:41 a.m.

thanks, pattymelt, portage porker and josh. it has been difficult finding anyone around for a second opinion on a car issue. in my old neighborhood if a person had an issue with a car the whole block would hover around the car and point till they found the problem. There was one exception, this guy named rob, we would not allow him around pontiacs as any pontiac he got around crashed or died. there was this one lady's car we fixed and rob started walking toward it, we told him to stay back it is a pontiac and he continued to walk toward the car, the sparkplug wires started arcing like a thunderstorm and the car died and would not start again. we made him go to giant auto and buy new wires.
yeah, checked wires on the other side of the harness bulk connecter of the turn signal switch wires i replaced. did not see anything, went through a lot of tapped wires, there is also an alarm spliced in so i checked all the spliced connections. i think i will disconnect the brake light switch tomorrow and see if it is that as they are on the same circuit. hopefully it is the switch. it just seems to be a common issue in these trucks, i thought there might be a common solution. unfortunately i don't have patience for a wiring diagram.

10:15 p.m.

thanks pattymelt, i always enjoy reading your post. you are a very fascinating and well educated on a variety of topics.

6 p.m.

well, i guess i will just start tearing apart the harness on the other side of the bulk head connector and hopefully find something. if anyone has any tips post away. if i don't find the short soon, it looks like i might have to take it in.

5:51 p.m.

it does not seem like the tour crosses irving, maybe one day you yankees will see the other side. not that much different, we have empty businesses, payday loan and cell phone stores over here too.
http://chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/sep06-six-corners-walking-tou-5314399/

— On the neighbor message Pedestrian Crosswalks at Six Corners
5:32 p.m.

@6 cornered, you don't like my bridge? this will alow you to cross anytime. take as long as you want.
http://mytinyurl.com/91sg9626r2

— On the neighbor message Pedestrian Crosswalks at Six Corners
5:16 p.m.

so that is why 6 corners is the way it is, no one can make it to the other side. i guess if you get old you just stay north of irving get a hoveround. you can even go to the grand canyon!
http://mytinyurl.com/xf20nynzwx
http://mytinyurl.com/w5mfxy18x6

— On the neighbor message Pedestrian Crosswalks at Six Corners
1:56 p.m.

it would be nice if a neighborhood shop would get involved with bike 45 events, like group discounts for tune ups and such. it would build the business, build loyalty and be recognized more throughout the community and word of mouth. something as little as free water bottles (with shop name and address) to the first 20 cyclist on a bike 45 event day will get more local advertising out there and be a good avenue to showcase the shop.

— On the neighbor message Bike Shop
11:53 a.m.

i think that they refuse to contribute to the word’s debt.

— On the neighbor message Portage Theater Sold
11:30 a.m.

this is 6 corners, i give it a week before they lose the dog.

— On the neighbor message Parklet Tagged
9:06 p.m.

never trust the light 100% and be aware of your surroundings.
so many people take it for granted, that just because they have the right of way that nothing will happen to them. it was a good thing that the driver was responsible enough to stop.
it happened to a friend of mine, she was going down belmont and seen a car coming out off ravenswood and she said that she was going to slow down since the driver did not look like he was going to stop, but proceeded because in her mind he had a stop sign and he had to stop and if anything happened it would be his fault. well he did not stop, ended up hitting her on the driver's side, spinning the car out under the viaduct totaling both sides of her car. the two children that she had in her car were terrified and crying (she was taking one of her daughters friends home from school) luckily everyone was alright, but terribly shook up. the children were taken to the er to have them checked out. the driver had no insurance.
be careful and alert when crossing the street, remember that even if you have the right of way and a car hits you it can cause you permanent injury or even permanent death. even thou they are suppose to stop does not mean they will. they can be under the influence of drugs, alcohol, i phones. they can have a car malfunction or even have a heart attack or pass out at the wheel or simply not even see you. it.

5:11 a.m.

it is always safer to pull out, but there is always is a chance of an accident.

— On the neighbor message Pulling into garages in the alley
8:50 p.m.

and we still don't even know who mom is.

12:03 a.m.

did they get there early? do they connect the pipes where the old meter was or do they run new pipe. this ought to be interesting since my meter dead smack in the middle of my basement.

— On the neighbor message Gas meters outside
10:19 p.m.

i am glad that i had the pleasure of meeting and working with my fellow every blockers:
portage porker, tlo, babette, dirk, and t&c
also, a thanks to from six corners association, alderman arena, arts alive45, cyd, olv and st johns lutheran volunteers and adam from streets and sanitation.
it looks like this has been a positive effect of people getting to know people and beautification of the area.
also, a shout out to kenji for taking the time to go to the parklet and getting to know some of the people there. i think that the perception of some of these people has changed for the better due his involvement.

— On the neighbor message Up With the Bushes!
9:12 p.m.

did they schedule an appointment to come into your house to relocate the meter? how long did the process take for them to relocate the meter from inside the house to outside?

— On the neighbor message Gas meters outside
8:48 p.m.

my point is if you can hit a couple stores per block your lucky.
a couple not all. it is not an urban problem, not a six corners problem. it is an block full of for lease stores problem.

— On the neighbor message Lack of Sidewalk Cafes
7:46 p.m.

@dirk, i think victor has a point, when there are more stores per block it may not be an issue, at least you can hit a couple stores instead of just one. if you are hitting just one store, there are times it may not be worth the trip or you may choose to walk instead of drive an probably buy less stuff because you are carrying it.

— On the neighbor message Lack of Sidewalk Cafes
6:04 p.m.

i got a picture of the offenders
http://mytinyurl.com/405nmrthmm

— On the neighbor message Down in the bushes -Part 2
4:13 p.m.

any one take any pictures or what?
and don't tell me the only picture someone would take at polonia is a pitcher of beer.

— On the neighbor message Taste of Polonia, Day Two
4:09 p.m.

not jeffer's son, say it aint't so

4:03 p.m.

@dark angel, that is if you find parking where you need it. parking is usually taken up in spots close to the open businesses. it would be different if there were more open businesses that were closer together. usually all the open spots are not where you want them and when they are you are walking half the block to pay the meter and potentially having to come back to put the ticket in. anyway, you ever park on milwaukee or irving in heavy traffic. sometimes it is easier to park on a side street. another thing is people are not considering the handicap that have to access their wheelchair. not that many handicap spots on irving or milwaukee.

— On the neighbor message Lack of Sidewalk Cafes
3:44 p.m.

can't wait to see poortage parks comments

3:36 p.m.

@jake, b duggan, a combination of catlike reflexes (meow) and an h as an abbreviated whew(h) or meowh.

— On the neighbor message down with the bushes
3:31 p.m.

@dirk, they mean that 6 corners needs free parking. right now some people don't like the meters and they don't like to pay the meter then walk back to their car to put the little thing in the dashboard. if you have young kids it is a pain to drag them back and forth and pay a meter and drag them back to the car to put the ticket in the window, only to be in a store 10 minutes. also, since there are not that many stores open around six corners they drive a block to the store around the corner and pay another meter. not everyone likes to or is capable of walking long distances.

— On the neighbor message Lack of Sidewalk Cafes
4:20 a.m.

@tlo, meowh, glad to know you are alright.

— On the neighbor message down with the bushes
10:11 p.m.

who want urban professionals? give me a good couple that moves in to raise a family anyday.

— On the neighbor message Lack of Sidewalk Cafes
10:08 p.m.

so, the only person that went had a kebab?

— On the neighbor message Taste of Polonia
4:24 p.m.

i'll use the same thing i used to cut that chicken in half when i made the mojo chicken on the grill. never sliced up a block of raw meat before, was not sure if there was anything else to it. it seems like you can save a lot slicing it yourself. curious, what are the dimensions of a 15 lb strip?

— On the neighbor message Butcher Shop
3:09 p.m.

@kenji, is it frozen? do you have a slicer or a sharp knife? any kenji tricks to cutting a 15 lb chunk of raw meat?

— On the neighbor message Butcher Shop
12:44 a.m.

another benefit of outdoor cafes is that you can usually smoke as long as you are 15 feet away from the entrance.

— On the neighbor message Lack of Sidewalk Cafes
12:31 a.m.

.did you at least let them know? maybe they don't know what others are charging and it is the suggested retail. maybe they do not do enough with that particular distributor or buy enough to get the best price. if you are buying split case merchandise it can cost in upwards of $2 per bottle, in which can add up. if they are doing low volume and have a big selection, it is one of the trade offs. most of the time if you want a case they should be able to order it for you at a discount. especially if you are a good customer. you can't base a whole operation off one bottle of wine. also, look at convenience of a neighborhood market/store. the 7-11's and true values of the world may not offer the best prices, but they are around the block when you need them.

— On the neighbor message blown away by fishmans prices
12:20 a.m.

and the dust blowing in the breeze, carbon monoxide, mosquitoes, trucks blasting music as they drive by.

— On the neighbor message Lack of Sidewalk Cafes
10:09 p.m.

i am a fan of that polish pizza bread with ketchup on it, i think it is called a zapiekanka.
http://mytinyurl.com/rnvnt1yzw0

— On the neighbor message Taste of Polonia
8 p.m.

they must have got burnt on bad charges/fees.

9:13 a.m.

@kenji, thought you usually went there around 9

— On the neighbor message down with the bushes
9:19 p.m.

so anyone going tonight?

— On the neighbor message down with the bushes
9:13 p.m.

Krispy Krunchy Chicken - because it's not "just chicken":
•Extended Shelf Life (ESL) chicken
•Chicken exclusively produced by Tyson®
what makes it esl? and how long is it good for? i have not been able to find any nutritional facts.

— On the neighbor message best fried chicken in near jefferson park
8:12 p.m.

@melissa, i have been going to the tbk on harlem/higgins, haven't had issues, but again, i have only got steak burritos. is that the tbk you were going to? sometimes different locations have different standards.

11:05 a.m.

i will not change my electric company for a steak burrito.

10:43 a.m.

anyone know how are amigo chino's steak burrito's? are they better than taco burrito king? the taco burrito king on harlem and higgins is 24 hours, but it is a little further then i would want to go on some nights.

3:16 a.m.

sometimes it is safer to stay with the evil you know than the evil you don't know.

— On the neighbor message Constellation Energy
3:08 a.m.

@dirk, i will not take a chance of being on milwaukee at 2 am, for fear of being shot. chicago pizza could be a good option, i see on their menu they have more than pizza, i think i will give them a shot.
@erica, i have always seen taqueria amigo chino busy, so it must have some good qualities, but for some reason i always forget it is there. if i remember them, i may give them a shot.
@melissa, thanks, but not on the way, good to know it is there thou.
@sca, if six corners bistro will be open 24, that would be great, not that many great places around her to get a decent bite late and you can only have so much susie's and pizzas.
@tina and wally, spent so much time as a teenager at golden nuggets all night, i'd rather leave that those days behind.
@kenji, the website does not show anything real close. something that can be walking distance if needed.
if i am driving late we usually hit the denny's on harlem open 24, which is decent, or franksville open till 1am. turkey sandwich from dunken dounuts is decent in a pinch.
there are not a lot of options within walking distance, the news of six corners bistro being 24 hours seems very promising and a welcome addition.

11:22 a.m.

i have seen stray cats and i believe they were feral also.
http://mytinyurl.com/12s88zkb0q

— On the neighbor message Stray Cats-.
2:01 a.m.

@kenji, i like whistlers as well, even thou i have not been there for breakfast. we call it the time warp since you can be in there for 1 hour and it seems like you were there for 4 hours. if i have to catch up with friends or family and time is tight, i usually go there, because for some unknown reason the place seems to slow time down. i usually always get the kreplach soup and have a blackberry krash.

— On the neighbor message Breakfast?
1:41 a.m.

That you are here—that life exists, and identity;
That the powerful play goes on, and you will contribute a verse.

Walt Whitman (1819–1892). Leaves of Grass. 1900.

— On the food inspection Fischman Liquors passed inspection
1:27 a.m.

my neighbor said when she went by walked by she seen a newspaper that was stuck to the bench.
chi girl, i thought you might shown up for bringing the bushes down, did you have a prior commitment?

— On the neighbor message Down in the bushes -Part 2
11:17 a.m.

rebuilding six corners would drive more people through jeff park so that other businesses would take interest there. at this point in time there is more interest in six corners from businesses than jeff park. also, there is the 6 corners association, portage park chamber of commerce, portage park neighborhood association, tif funds, demographics all driving this. six corners even got a lot of publicity with the church wanting to buy the theater, hopefully we can take advantage of some of it, once six corners builds back up a bit, it will be easier to attract businesses to the surrounding areas like jeff park. arena supports food trucks that are bringing exposure closer to jeff park. fix the heart of businesses and all the arteries will flow assuming there is no blockage (ie. demographics, shopping trends in area, etc.). arena does not pick and choose businesses to go to jeff park or six corners, the businesses have to have an interest in the area and right now the interest is in 6 corners.
a good idea is to communicate with the jeff park chamber of commerce, a quote from their site: our chamber is committed to working with our alderman john arena, our members, and local residents to make Jefferson Park an ever more vibrant and thriving community. http://www.jeffersonpark.net/

— On the neighbor message Meet up and Clean up this past Saturday
8:52 p.m.

kenji is a professional photographer. not sure if he would do baby shots, but you can ask him.

— On the neighbor message Looking for a baby photographer
4:51 p.m.

if you have pink, beige or purple, white or black let me know.

— On the neighbor message Paint Donation
4:28 p.m.

what are the colors?

— On the neighbor message Paint Donation
4:51 a.m.

i just drove by too, seen the same thing. i think we accomplished one of the goals to make it more welcoming to more people.

— On the neighbor message down with the bushes
4:37 p.m.

reading the flyer a little closer, what is a "healty snack"?

10:35 p.m.

4007 N Nashville Ave
(at Irving Park Rd)
Chicago, IL 60634
Neighborhood: Dunning

(312) 415-4778
http://www.treasureboxbynow.com

1:56 p.m.

ok, tomorrow is the day, who else from everyblock is going to show up? so far it is babette/dirk and myself. anyone else?

— On the neighbor message down with the bushes
12:10 p.m.

i think in "clear" they are commenting on the neatness of the penmanship, not that it is not gang related.

— On the neighbor message More Gang Related Graffiti
9:06 a.m.

if they could make a clear "A" they probably would not be in a gang. you may say taggers are idiots, but they are smart enough not to join a gang.

— On the neighbor message More Gang Related Graffiti
1:37 a.m.

call 911 when a crime or suspicious activity is going on
go to a beat meeting and see what is going on in your hood so you know what to look out for.
clear path
create a block club
community watch
neighborhood patrols in which you already do at parks and park-lets and report suspicious activity to police.
be a nosey neighbor and call the police when someone is robbing your neighbors house

— On the neighbor message Attempted garage break in
11:19 p.m.

just because our neighborhood is one of the better ones in the city, it does not mean everyone should be complacent. it is the diligence of citizens working with cops to make the area better and not just be satisfied that we may be in a better situation than any other neighborhood.

— On the neighbor message Attempted garage break in
10:46 p.m.

Thank you for the addendum and consideration to the helmet rule. If I am free that day I may be joining you.

— On the neighbor message Bike 45's Historical Ride - Sept 8
10:36 p.m.

i think it is a general warning for everyone in jeff park

— On the neighbor message Attempted garage break in
11:49 a.m.

@jake, kenji was there, it almost seemed like you were there too.

— On the neighborhood event Portage Park Neighborhood Association Meeting
3:15 a.m.

high school seniors are excluded.
not sure how many seniors will be shopping for lights.
there may be seniors in need of housekeeping, from foreclosure.
not that many people have wells anymore, some of the forest preserves still have them.

— On the neighbor message assistance for seniors and veterans
3:11 a.m.

https://servicerequest.cityofchicago.org/web_intake_chic/Controller?op=query
scroll down to street light out

— On the neighbor message Street Light Out
11:52 p.m.

i'll go to the parklet now and see if he is there

— On the neighborhood event Portage Park Neighborhood Association Meeting
9:46 p.m.

you mean you can have irony there too, you can get your clothes ironed as you have coffee. i guess that will straighten a lot of things out. i am impressed.

9:37 p.m.

@kenji, extrapolate thingie.

— On the neighborhood event Portage Park Neighborhood Association Meeting
9:31 p.m.

i think that it is the illegal drinking, littering and the non hospitable nature of the people that she has come into contact that hang out there that she has an issue with. it is possible that she has no issue(s) with the people that were described by kenji. i was by there today and seen a couple with a baby carriage taking a rest, but i am not sure if that was because there was no one else there. it might also be more inviting to others if the area was clean and chicago girl is making a point that the people she is describing are keeping it dirty and giving her dirty looks so others would not find it welcoming.

— On the neighbor message down with the bushes
8:37 p.m.

don't let somecoholics give allcoholics a bad name.

— On the neighbor message Curious about the neighborhoods alcoholics.
2:32 p.m.

chigirl82, welcome to everyblock;).

11:57 p.m.

chigirl 82,
too quick on the trigger. please re-read the posts
it was a joke. being on every block (as in every single block) in 3 years. sorry if you did not get it.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joke

11:56 p.m.

this is a good point to let this thread rest in peace.

— On the neighbor message Is it me, or has Chicago become louder?
11:48 p.m.

@chi girl, yes i know of him but not personally. he has one person that he hangs out with a beard. there are also two darker skin maybe indian guys that they hang out with. they also associate with an older man with salt and pepper hair that sometimes meets them by the benches. this would be the third bike he had, first he had the 10 speed, then the bike with the mags, and now this one with the spokes. they hang out on byron, lavergne, dunkin dounuts, and by the benches.
@ kenji, there is a mr submarine at cicero and dakin, not sure if they race.

— On the neighbor message down with the bushes
11:57 a.m.

"それはある場所だ"

— On the neighbor message down with the bushes
11:14 p.m.

i was by there earlier, i seen the one resident that is always there in a brown shirt with the mustache , talking with an older guy with a hat on the north bench. i did not see anything unacceptable with their meeting and they were not drinking (at least at the time). there was no kid on a bike when i was there, but was the kid on the bike, 20in bike, glasses, backpack? or other. yes, it is dark especially at night, it would be nice if they could extend the streetscape onto lamon and use the same ground lights. the only lights are on the other side of the street. if they were drinking out of red solo cups, maybe kenji was there.

— On the neighbor message down with the bushes
10:25 p.m.

looks like the tree was framed

— On the neighbor message Late Night Happenings: picture 3
9:27 p.m.

if she has been on every block in 3 years, she must be a mail carrier. that is the only way i can see someone being on every block for 3 years.

7:32 p.m.

@bill, Ah, you remind me of my old mullet hair style and my wckg hat , well at least you still have most of your hair

— On the neighbor message Good bye to the Norridge theater
7:18 p.m.

in the lakeview area in the eighties there was jose the ice cream man. his bright white super clean truck was always a sight, with just one small nick in the grill. put your ear up to the air, look at the time and follow the music to see where he was at. he stopped at all the hydrants and came at the same time everyday in the summer, going down one block at a time (he had a routine route) if you missed him you can run and catch him on the next block. if you did not have enough money he would spot you and gave you an ice-cream and you can pay him next time. he remembered everyone. he was very cool. there would be lines at his truck at each stop, neighbors would talk and gossip and sit on each other's porches, it was a good time. anyone remember him?

— On the neighbor message Soft Serve Ice Cream
5:20 p.m.

i did not even know it was still open, in the eighties you would see the traffic that it brought onto harlem.

— On the neighbor message Good bye to the Norridge theater
5:10 p.m.

sometimes to close and reopen is the only way to get people to give a place a second chance.

— On the neighbor message Activity at old Bub's Gyros location
5:08 p.m.

address is at the top on the green bar. 4839 w irving park, next to "neighbor event".
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mss2400/1016600895/

— On the neighborhood event Portage Park Neighborhood Association Meeting
4 a.m.

i could go for a charcoal delight myself.
http://charcoaldelights.com/

— On the neighbor message Restaurant
11:29 p.m.

yeah, does anyone know what kinda food they are going to have?

— On the neighbor message Restaurant
11:27 p.m.

@jake, i'd rather not know.

— On the neighbor message Soft Serve Ice Cream
10:06 p.m.

i want a bacon cheezeburger.

— On the neighbor message Restaurant
9:58 p.m.

i don't think those people work there anymore, i think hummus went to whole foods, Shawarma left with pita , falafel changed his name to mcfalafel and now is without a job http://mytinyurl.com/9f9h7pvr6f

— On the neighbor message Activity at old Bub's Gyros location
7:45 p.m.

something like chi cafe would be perfect, nice and affordable.
http://www.chicafeonline.com/index.html
http://www.yelp.com/biz/chi-cafe-chicago

— On the neighbor message Restaurant
2:35 p.m.

i know, it is terrible, also the bird poop in front of the old bank of america building, you would think it would be a health issue.

— On the neighbor message down with the bushes
1:05 p.m.

@kenji, if that is the beer receptacle than they missed it in the second image as there is a natural ice 6 pack on the ground. also, if that is the "beer receptacle" they would need an ashtray as there are several cigarette butts on the ground.
anyway i thought you drank pbr?

— On the neighbor message down with the bushes
12:59 p.m.

@dirk, i wanted the expendables or a-team, but she said that she wanted fast five because she liked the actor "paul walker" (hot). and she wanted transporter 3 because we seen 1 and 2 and she figured it would be something we both would like. it kinda works out too, as i don't like to watch sports, so we are always doing things together. there is no pretending, we are who we are and are not trying to be anything else.

— On the neighbor message What happened to Six Corners Bistro?
midnight

oh, by the way, just so no one gets the wrong idea, she picked out the movies.

— On the neighbor message What happened to Six Corners Bistro?
11:24 p.m.

rode bike by (no helmet) from street view 9:15pm one guy resting on bench, nothing objectionable.
10:40pm walked by sidewalk view, seen a bunch of empty beer cans old style, natural light ice. took picture (note that there are 2 images): http://imgur.com/GFBoc,8ETvl

— On the neighbor message down with the bushes
11:13 p.m.

@kenji, healthier than a mickey ds, of course in moderation.

@jake, works for me, what movies get you in the mood, lifetime?

— On the neighbor message What happened to Six Corners Bistro?
8:30 p.m.

@6 cornered, went to blockbuster the other night, 99 cent rentals and 199 for newer releases, needed some romantic movies for date night, transporter 3 and fast five were the picks. they have a bigger selection than the red box. i agree that panera, it would make a good addition to healthier fast food in the area.

— On the neighbor message What happened to Six Corners Bistro?
7:43 p.m.

remember both light and darkness can blind you.

1:03 p.m.

it is not just the posting, if you are subscribed to a zip code you do not get all the post to that zip code, some fall into another area.
so if you are subscribed to say 60641 you will not get post that are posted in portage park even if it falls within 60641.

— On the neighbor message Back-to-School Health Fair - August 20th
12:22 p.m.

just don't let him out in the rain

— On the neighbor message What happened to Six Corners Bistro?
12:10 p.m.

i am a member of the chuck e cheese club myself, if you tell them to put extra sauce on the pizza, it is not too bad. http://tinyurl.com/9ca3muj
i would never go bananas, especially after this incident:http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=8050272

— On the neighbor message FILTHY BANANAS
12:08 p.m.

skunk odor eliminator
http://www.amazon.com/Simple-Solution-Skunk-Eliminator-Ounce/dp/B0002APRH4
you can also put febreze or glade tough odor eliminator with oust to the test.

— On the neighbor message Skunk Attack!
1:27 p.m.

i think if paul seen this post, he may have been able to find out the details, maybe he missed this post due to the eb changes.

— On the neighbor message Stabbing in 16th Dist tonight
2:16 a.m.

why not just call his office?

12:26 a.m.

you talking about a zipper fly or button fly? and i agree it problems usually originate in the alley.

— On the neighbor message Fly problem
12:20 a.m.

met

— On the neighbor message Corner of Enlightenment
12:11 a.m.

psychic stuff, meet the one of the persons from there at the ribfest last year , did a reading and said that there is a lot of stuff going on and that i needed to be cleansed spiritually and stuff and told me how much the sessions would cost. i decided to keep my money and stay miserable.

— On the neighbor message Corner of Enlightenment
10:38 p.m.

i am just happy that the bushes are just coming down, that is a good start.

— On the neighbor message down with the bushes
10:33 p.m.

helmets are strongly encouraged, and/or the first 50 riders with helmets would get a free t-shirt. that way it promotes wearing a helmet to get a t-shirt, but is should not be mandatory to ride.

— On the neighbor message Bike 45 Event
11:38 a.m.

anywhere closer to portage park?

— On the neighbor message where do you picnic?
11:12 a.m.

i ride a bike. i don't wear a helmet. my city allows me to not wear a helmet while riding in the street. their rule. i use their streets and don't wear a helmet when i ride and i don't pout about it. i'm not special. bike 45 should not think that they are special either by imposing a rule that is a matter of choice in todays society and should not ostracize people for being able to make the choice not to wear a helmet. i am not the only one that thinks this way and there are a lot of cyclist that also don't wear a helmet.
the gym is not the best analogy as bike 45 does not own the city streets and there are no rules saying that you have to wear a helmet unless you're a messenger on the streets of chicago.
i am pro-choice for wearing a helmet, to exclude me for a belief that i have that also widely accepted is in my opinion unamerican.
be open to freedom, freedom of choice and american values.

— On the neighbor message Bike 45 Event
11:04 a.m.

maybe one of these can be an option, in which will allow you to keep those valuable things with you.

http://mytinyurl.com/pmmbx7rzpd
http://mytinyurl.com/61kvw2135n

1:30 a.m.

@six corners association, i just wanted to say on behalf of a lot of concerned citizens we really appreciate taking action on this area, it would be an excellent boost to neighborhood morale
." what else should be done to spruce this place up?" well, you asked for it,
lighting would be nice, either get another street lamp between the one in front and the alley or tap the power and put something like this around the benches by the sidewalk area, it gets pretty dark at night:
http://mytinyurl.com/226rrk2ggm
http://mytinyurl.com/4j6dnz4cgk
http://mytinyurl.com/s060wftsgr
also, maybe some of the flowers that are on irving park can be put around the area as well, an extension of the streetscape on irving . or at least carrying over the spirit of the streetscape onto lamon. that way it can also be maintained at the same time the streetscape is.
a bike rack would be a good addition for meeting up with kenjis'.
and to top it all off, throw in a water fountain for pedestrians, the people that run around the bank "irving to lavergne to dakin to lamon, and repeat" and cyclist can have a spot to fill up their water bottles.

— On the neighbor message down with the bushes
1:11 a.m.

i am with gene, never wore a helmet, i am not sure i understand why you would exclude someone for not wearing a helmet, as it is not illegal in chicago to ride a bike without one unless you are a messenger. it is a personal choice if someone would chose to wear one.
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There is no federal law in the U.S. requiring bicycle helmets. The states and localities below began adopting laws in 1987, mostly limited to children under 18. At present, 22 States including the District of Columbia have state-wide laws, and more than 201 localities have local ordinances. More info on helmet laws follows the list.

Illinois
Barrington Under 17 1997
Chicago (messengers) All ages
Cicero Under 16 1997
Inverness Under 16 1999
Libertyville (Incentives only) 1997
Skokie Under 16 2002
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i am not sure why bike 45 event would impose personal beliefs on others and state if they don't wear a helmet they can't participate. if for nothing else but the principle of the matter. this is still america and we still have a freedom of choice whether or not to wear a helmet. we could go back and forth forever on safety, but it is the principle of the matter that one's personal beliefs should not exclude others because of their personal beliefs or the choice not to wear a helmet.

— On the neighbor message Bike 45 Event
12:06 a.m.

i have to agree with mark c, broasted chicken royal on lawrence is good, i always would get chicken breast and fries.

— On the neighbor message best fried chicken in near jefferson park
12:09 a.m.

either way i would agree

— On the neighbor message Another shooting
11:59 p.m.

chi girl, sorry had to ask, unexceptable?
did you mean un-expect-able as unexpected or unacceptable? as unaccepted?

— On the neighbor message Another shooting
11:53 p.m.

why don't they put in a stoplight with one of those buttons that pedestrians can push for the walk signal? or some flashing yellow lights to alert drivers? most chicago drivers got blinders on and are just looking straight ahead or daydreaming, if there is no big bright red stop sign or stoplight, their going through. i got yelled at and beeped at last week when i stopped for someone in a crosswalk up on northwest highway and it had one of those little signs in the middle of the road. i think flashing yellow lights might help.

— On the neighbor message Thanks Alderman Tim! Now Give Some Tickets!
5:12 a.m.

http://www.aa.org/?Media=PlayFlash

— On the neighbor message What if I'm Thirsty at 7am?
12:07 a.m.

passing on a message from:

mhardy01:Best Body Shop, I highly recommend Luis Auto Repair, 1035 W. Addison Ave, (773) 935-7560. They are located directly across from Wrigley Field. They are a third generation family owned shop that has been in business over fifty years. They have done work for me over a thirty-five year period and I can attest to their fair prices and excellent work.

— On the neighbor message Body Shop
9:32 p.m.

@mhardy01, this is the first body shop that i heard trims bushes

— On the neighbor message down with the bushes
9:14 p.m.

thats hot

— On the neighbor message down with the bushes
4:26 p.m.

@kenji, ok, lets try it again: http://chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/aug04-best-fried-chicken-near-jefferson-park-5218058/
the original post was:
"jefferson park fried chicken thread because kenji has to reply to Montrose's post?"
i was asked to reword the message.

— On the neighbor message Chick-fil-A
12:44 a.m.

me too, i was out of the area at the time, i would have went, not that far away.

— On the neighbor message down with the bushes
12:30 a.m.

simple, you invite them over to your house for a party and then throw it on their property.

— On the neighbor message So, what do you do ...
12:28 a.m.

@six corners association, thank you six corners association for realizing and reacting to the issue.

1:16 p.m.

@kenji, you got it:
http://chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/aug03-fried-chicken-5217207/

— On the neighbor message Chick-fil-A
10:33 a.m.

The fight was between members of the Latin Kings and the Insane Deuces, police said, adding that a crowbar and “large knife” were used.

i am glad that no innocent neighbors were hurt this time.

— On the neighbor message This is too close to home!
10:28 a.m.

@concerned resident, arena is never too busy to help out his constituents, he can make one call and it will be done. he has the power. the revolution has begun. the people will be heard, now it is time to let arena know: down with the bushes. for the safety and aesthetics of our community. lets not support these unsavory actions by keeping the bushes up.
we should start a new post.
http://chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/aug03-down-bushes-5217200/

10:24 a.m.

@rutheegee, i would check with your neighbors to see if they seen or heard anything. it is possible they seen or heard something, but did not know your car was damaged.

— On the neighbor message Car Sideswiped
12:05 a.m.

down with the bushes, down with the bushes, down with the bushes, down with the bushes, down with the bushes, down with the bushes, down with the bushes, down with the bushes, down with the bushes, down with the bushes, down with the bushes, down with the bushes, down with the bushes, down with the bushes, down with the bushes, down with the bushes,(no subliminal here) you will remember nothing, but the bushes must come down. we have the power, we are the power, the bushes must come down. (no subliminal here) you will remember nothing, but the bushes must come down.

11:09 p.m.

that's hot

— On the neighbor message Concerned about neighbor's dogs
8:21 p.m.

@kenji, here is what is says in regard to posting:
"Be as specific as possible.
If you're posting about a place, search for that place's address. Otherwise post to a neighborhood.
Messages may only be posted to one place. "
is there anyway to post to more than one place, can you post to "kenjitown" if you make your own map can you post to that area?

— On the neighbor message Back-to-School Health Fair - August 20th
5:38 p.m.

villaris looks like an awesome place. i hope it is affordable, even if they offer a longer enrollment for a discount.

— On the neighbor message What happens to the belly dancing school?
1:09 p.m.

Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
http://www.kipling.org.uk/poems_if.htm

— On the neighbor message Chick-fil-A
10:44 a.m.

a panera would be nice.

— On the neighbor message Chick-fil-A
12:29 a.m.

honestly, the whole thing should go, benches and bushes. it only attracts a bad element. i have never seen anyone but unsavory sit, sleep, drink or whatever there. i'll say it again, at the bare minimum the bushes need to go. also, a light will help at night. there were a bunch of unsavory characters hanging out there tonight.

12:19 a.m.

i think after the demonstration at ribfest last year it went down hill from there.

— On the neighbor message What happens to the belly dancing school?
12:09 a.m.

@chigirl82, what stores would you like to see come?

12:07 p.m.

does starsky know?

— On the neighbor message Police Activity on Hutchinson??
10:39 a.m.

@victor, go to the alderman's office first in person, it is possible that the person that you spoke with over the phone at the office did not know that the alderman can offer exemption letters enabling you to get a temporary permit or yearly permit. my neighbor called me that lives on dakin and asked me if i had any guest passes for permit 48 so that he could park on byron, i did not but told him he could probably get some at the clerk's office as that is where i get mine. he went to the city clerks office and they would not issue a permit without a letter from the alderman if you are in a non-permit parking area. he went to the alderman's office and picked up an exemption letter and was able to get permits. you are wasting your time if you go directly to gale street.

— On the neighbor message Peoples Gas Destruction
10:03 a.m.

@anna, i think you are a "polished" lady and always represent yourself and polish americans well.

— On the neighbor message What is these window painting suppose to be?
12:53 a.m.

looks like some old school 80's style.

— On the neighbor message Grafitti at Irving Park and Kenneth
12:41 a.m.

usually it is the other way around, or at least that seems to be the banks reputation.

— On the neighbor message Bank Robbed
12:37 a.m.

i don't like it. the "improvement", it does not make anything for me better. i don't even know where i am posting and don't want to spend the time to find out. by the time i find out something else will change. i here there is a grouse button that they are considering lol.

11:50 p.m.

chi girl, don't forget those guys on bikes that hang out there too. i hate it as much as you do. not only that, but i won't even walk on that side at night since i don't want to take a chance of being startled and overreacting to a situation. it really needs to go or at least cut down the bushes! can someone cut down the bushes? down to the ground. i want to see who is on the benches when i am walking up.
i posted about them before: http://chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/may09-gang-activity-dakin-lavergne-4956379/#comment-140768

1:24 a.m.

thanks joe for your response, maybe he can give some advice to 6 corners in on how to keep businesses around for +30 years.

— On the neighbor message Jadran Liquors
10:39 p.m.

@joe, what's the deal with the fruit?

— On the neighbor message Jadran Liquors
10:10 p.m.

@dirk, yes i was able to find it after i seen the picture. i was walking on the east side and looked everywhere, from that vantage point, i did not see it since it was on the other side of the pole. my neighbor also said that he seen it on the light pole when i showed him the picture.

— On the neighbor message Lost Chickens Found
8:45 p.m.

nice if they can get a couple of tool trucks to show up too.

8:28 p.m.

it is good that the victims see that this person got caught, they are at that impressionable age. big man stealing from an 11 year old kid. i commend the cops in acting quickly to get this guy and not just filing another robbery report. come on district 16 let's turn the heat up, get these punks, let them know the heat is on!

8:25 p.m.

hot dog express has a good greek chicken salad. i usually am a burger and fries type of guy, but had their greek chicken salad to try something healthier and i heard it was good (i believe you can get it without chicken as well). The salad was fresh and crisp and the lettuce was not watery. the grilled chicken was hot and the salad was cold, not icy cold, but cold. taste great, ate the whole thing in about 15 minutes and i was full. http://www.yelp.com/biz/hot-dog-express-chicago

— On the neighbor message Salad
8:06 p.m.

mine switched from thursday to purple day.

— On the neighbor message My Garbage Pickup Day has Changed
4:24 p.m.

chi girl, i know, i am disappointed that we shooed marino's away. on the bright side rumor has it that it will be a super aldi. maybe it won't be so bad, time will tell. the bums can return peoples carts for a quarter.

5:05 a.m.

@chicago born and raised, i have never heard of a "gang protecting the neighborhood" . i think you may have meant to say "vigilante groups" as they protect neighborhoods in the way you described.
A gang is a group of recurrently associating individuals with identifiable leadership and internal organization, identifying with or claiming control over territory in the community, and engaging either individually or collectively in violent or other forms of illegal behavior. ttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gang
A vigilante is a private individual (or (pl.) group of individuals) who undertakes law enforcement without legal authority http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vigilante

— On the neighbor message More tagging near Argyle/ Leclaire
4:58 a.m.

oh, i forgot to mention how it turned out, only took 15 minutes to finish off in the oven. the chicken came out juicy on the inside and was literally falling off the bones. i liked it and would make it again. you can taste the smoke flavor from the wood chips. there were a couple times i took a bite that was extremely lemony. it went very quickly, i am thinking of doing the same with a bunch of chicken breast. with the wood chips, do i use new chips every time or wait for the ones to burn up? how do i know when to change chips?

— On the neighbor message Low and Slow Backyard BBQ Talk
11:20 p.m.

i would focus more on the noise and disturbance, it would not matter much if ball playing was allowed or not, as the noise and disturbance is your true concern. i don't think you want the cops telling the kids that they can't play ball in the alley anymore and ball playing is prohibited.

— On the neighbor message Basketball Playing in the Alley?
9:49 p.m.

i can't see the sign that you linked it is just a red x, i walked down to lavergne and byron the other day and did not see a sign, where is this sign? i am curious to see what it says.

— On the neighbor message Lost Chickens Found
9:42 p.m.

@kenji, complication, checked temp, 100 at top of grill. "pro tip, if slow cooking for first time make sure you have enough propane." grill out of propane, relocating bird to a 350 degree oven to finish off, smells and looks good. most likely 20-30 min will finish it off. i can see where the beer would come in handy here too.

— On the neighbor message Low and Slow Backyard BBQ Talk
7:03 p.m.

@kenji, ok, flipped over, 267 at grate 290 on built in thermometer, 110 on internal thermometer in chicken. smells good, i am beginning to learn patience in cooking, having a little anxiety over it, i can see this is probably where the beer would come in handy.

— On the neighbor message Low and Slow Backyard BBQ Talk
6:26 p.m.

@kenji, update on the grill now 260 at grate 280 on built in thermometer on grill on top. chicken over off burner, wood chips soaked and put over on burner, reynolds wrap sheets http://mytinyurl.com/1p62gnvkqc were used to make the packet, poked holes in it. only burnt myself once when putting the wood chip packet. removed the thermometer on the grill with glove , lifted grill grate, put packet, then went to put thermometer back on grill grate without glove, owh!
@ luci, hands washed every time i touch meat. i have someone open the door even not to get my hands on the handle or anything else. thanks for posting.

— On the neighbor message Low and Slow Backyard BBQ Talk
4:38 p.m.

i am sure there are ordinances regarding noise at that time of night, you may be able to get more information from 311. maybe if cop goes down the alley a couple of nights and sets some expectations on when they need to do wrap things up at a reasonable time, it may work for a while. then you may have to call again, but better addressed sooner than later. if you talked to them already and it is still an issue, you can't say that you did not give them fair warning. if you call the police they will just be doing their job anyway and telling them to not disturb the peace. you don't have to give your name or anything. is there any other neighbors that share your view? another option would be to approach him together, or separately . maybe if he knows you are not the only one this affects, he may be more considerate. p.s. is this the same guy that used to jump the fence?

— On the neighbor message Basketball Playing in the Alley?
2:39 p.m.

@dirk, in some cases that could mean the same too. not all, but some.
1.grouses 1.A game bird with a plump body and feathered legs. 2.A grumble or complaint.

— On the neighbor message Lost Chickens Found
1:50 p.m.

@victor, not sure how you meant for that to be taken.

— On the neighbor message Six Corners Pedestrian friendly changes
11:05 p.m.

an occasional drinker at best, i am having a red stripe now, it has been months since i had a drink. really not a drinker, but can drink, and will throw down rum and diet cokes all night at a wedding or event of such.

— On the neighbor message Low and Slow Backyard BBQ Talk
10:13 p.m.

the same advice can be given for spouses going through change of life, and/or hot flashes:
1) Provide fresh, clean water – and lots of it.
2) Freeze 2-liter bottles and put them in the coop to cool it down.
3) Remove excess bedding, which traps heat.
4) Feed a crumble feed, rather than a whole-grain food. Grains generate heat as they are metabolized.
5) Provide shade.
If you notice that the birds are listless and lethargic (signs of heat stress), consider bringing them into a cool basement or to an airconditioned mudroom
As always, keep an eye on your birds and know what’s normal for them. This will help you catch problems before they become life threatening.

— On the neighbor message Lost Chickens Found
6:42 p.m.

@kenji, cooking with kenji update, went to family fruit market today picked up a
3.1lbs chicken $5
goya mojo criolla marinade $1.49
3 lemons $1.56
cut the chicken in half (first time cutting a raw whole chicken in half, easier than i thought) and put into a large sealable container, put the juice from the 3 lemons on it and the marinade to cover the chicken.
it is in the fridge now, i opted for the overnight marinade.
i will update as i go along.

— On the neighbor message Low and Slow Backyard BBQ Talk
6:28 p.m.

@kenji, just in case you were wondering they are not mine

— On the neighbor message Lost Chickens Found
11:10 p.m.

may the best food win, if someone in a truck can make better food that someone else is willing to eat in the street, than a brick and mortar full kitchen restaurant with seating, you might have a bigger problem than you think.

8:59 p.m.

@ ian, did you see me there, i was center 3rd row. i did ask questions.

— On the neighborhood event “Town Hall Meeting and Burglary Seminar”
4:47 p.m.

@cynthia, not at all, i am open to your criticism, i would not use words like "will never be" to any of your ideas. we are all friends here. just giving you some friendly advice. you don't have to say stuff like that to get your point across.

— On the neighbor message Six Corners Pedestrian friendly changes
4:41 p.m.

@kenji, ok got it, should i flip it the bird or just let it cook until internal temp is approx 170f, i do have an internal thermometer, brand new never used. as of now i plan to marinade on saturday and cook on sunday. thanks for taking the time to educate me on the art of slow cooking.

— On the neighbor message Low and Slow Backyard BBQ Talk
4 p.m.

@pattymelt, you gave me another idea, instead of the shops underneath the traffic circle they can also be above it. think of it a des plaines oais type mall spider bridge above 6 corners in the with elevators and everything. ideas that lead to more ideas, that is what brainstorming is all about.

— On the neighbor message Six Corners Pedestrian friendly changes
1:10 a.m.

@pattymelt, lots of ideas. i agree if they want to shorten the walk, they should have the crosswalk only in the shortened space. i too do not like the lines. i do like the brick inlay that is currently their now, is there issues with it that they don't want to keep it? if we had those lines and the spider bridge they may think it is lax (lol).
question, with the traffic circles as to if cars are going around the circle and they could go onto any street, would they have to stop in the middle of the circle to wait for the pedestrians to cross, are all the lights red at the same time, stop signs? how do cars know when to go and stop as well as pedestrians in the traffic circle you describe?

— On the neighbor message Six Corners Pedestrian friendly changes
1:04 a.m.

@cynthia, they can cross the street when it says walk, if they are in a hurry it would be the same as it is now, the bridge will enable them to cross anytime. the bridge would not eliminate street crossing, just offer another way across. the tvs are for the cars waiting for the light to change not the pedestrians.
please read and understand the post before you put other people's ideas down. it is fine and i am open to criticism, just make sure you understand what someone is saying before you post. you have some valid points regarding the price of the project and you mention that there are other things that will make the area more attractive and livable. you don't like and are condescending of my ideas and that is fine. what ideas do you personally have to make the area more attractive and livable?

— On the neighbor message Six Corners Pedestrian friendly changes
12:27 a.m.

i still say reinterate from a previous post: we need an awesome bridge, like a spider over six corners with lights signs and led tvs, this will enable you to cross anytime without waiting for a light, how more pedestrian friendly can you get. the led tvs will show events going on in 6 corners and it would only display on the street when you are waiting for a light, when the light turns green the tv will say go and then shut off till the next red light. it would be a awesome tourist attraction and destination.

— On the neighbor message Six Corners Pedestrian friendly changes
10:09 p.m.

So much for the nice sweet dance studio, with art classes for children and the lovely jazz bar dream.
@jacquelyn, so are you giving up?

10:06 p.m.

@ pattymelt, my slab had too many small cracks, mud jacking was not recommended for my situation. if there was less of a variance and the concrete was in better condition another option would be concrete resurfacing.

— On the neighbor message mudjacking
8:25 p.m.

ok, dimensions are 15x24, ok hypothetic between 225-265, next

— On the neighbor message Low and Slow Backyard BBQ Talk
8:18 p.m.

i go here, they are pretty good, close to me and the people are nice.
Pineda's Tacos
4929 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL 60641
Neighborhood: Portage Park
(773) 283-4729
Hours:Mon-Sat 9 am - 10 pm
Sun 9 am - 9 pm
Attire:Casual
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes

http://www.yelp.com/biz/pinedas-tacos-chicago

— On the neighbor message Dinner disappointment
5:55 p.m.

ok, one step at a time, i am not going to cook this instant so let's go hypothetical. i just got back from forgoing my usual bacon cheese burger at hot dog express and going for your recommended greek chicken salad, i will concur, good salad. i have one rack the main one, the top shelf rack i have not used and am not sure where it is, can i go off the main rack? or do i need to find the small top rack? if the main rack is ok, over the non lit side, what should the goal temperature be after 30 min.

— On the neighbor message Low and Slow Backyard BBQ Talk
5:45 p.m.

"over the top", flashbackhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gB5iDUnx0iY

5:29 p.m.

ok, found one thermometer, brand new in a table top kitchen set, did not even know it was there, never had to use before.

— On the neighbor message Low and Slow Backyard BBQ Talk
5:16 p.m.

the neighborhood has its share of bruises, but it still a good neighborhood in comparison. i consider everyone on my block a friend except the one crazy house. until you have an eye to eye confrontation with a gang every week, then it is a big problem. the stores at 6 corners went out of business because they weren't doing enough of it, we are partially responsible as many did not do anything to promote them during their down cycle. this is our neighborhood and we have to take responsibility for it. there are people that make neighborhoods what they are and as they move out or move on we need to have people to replace them, it is not up to the neighborhood to shape the people, but the people to shape the neighborhood. not all people that are on section 8 are bad, there are a lot of good as well, but until there are an abundance of people ready to move into these places, it is what it is, and there is no guarantee that they will be better. the thing to do is be vigilant at fighting crime and drugs so that someone else would want to move in. we need to dictate to everyone that comes into this neighborhood clear expectations of what our neighborhood is and a community that is committed to keeping it that way. once the expectation is clearly communicated, the community needs to have zero tolerance for anything less and work together in calling the cops every time something goes down. we all have our concerns, but as a community united we can demand action. make alliances in your area to fight the shared concerns of your block and community. fight the big issues 1 issue at a time, does your community want to fight gangs or city stickers, pick one, demand action, show up at caps meetings in a group with one clear concern, focus at one issue at a time and everyone demand action till you get it. unite!

— On the neighbor message Neighborhood going downhill
2:10 p.m.

kenji, yes, i have a thermometer on top of the grill, it is built in. if you can give me some pointers on how to use wood chips in my grill, it would be appreciated. i have always cooked everything pretty fast and would like to learn some slow cooking techniques and using chips.

— On the neighbor message Low and Slow Backyard BBQ Talk
1:06 p.m.

@jp in jp, did you make it?

well, i went it was cool, i was able to ask some questions. arena was there and he had some good answers for everyone. good to see him there. i was up front center row.

— On the neighborhood event “Town Hall Meeting and Burglary Seminar”
10:11 p.m.

i can eat salmon, how do you prepare?

— On the neighbor message Low and Slow Backyard BBQ Talk
10:06 p.m.

first we fight the tabernacle now we have deal with congress, what next? it may be the congress is just looking for publicity.

5:55 p.m.

i am going to try to make it, i really wanted to go the last time. if you see someone with a nasa baseball cap, it's me, introduce yourself. you can start the conversation by saying nice hat.

— On the neighborhood event “Town Hall Meeting and Burglary Seminar”
4:13 p.m.

sad to say gas, but it is not that terrible, can i use wood chips in a gas grill somehow like a box or something?

— On the neighbor message Low and Slow Backyard BBQ Talk
3:20 p.m.

@lgth, no one said that these teachers that they would be hiring would be good teachers, just teachers, probably new inexperienced part time teachers or substitute teachers.

— On the neighbor message Help explain
4:36 a.m.

they raised the water price on non metered so high in an attempt to get people to sign up for meter save. they took the highest amount of water someone would normally use and made that the new non-metered amount. with the meter save you are only saving what they set out to gouge everyone else to convince them that meter save is a good idea, in the long run everyone will be paying for what they use and nothing is saying that the price won't change in 7 years either. there are several places using more water and several places using less, meter save will ensure that everyone is paying for what they use and be more mindful of conserving water, conserving water will reduce demand of water also reducing the cost in purifying it.

— On the neighbor message Real motivation behind metersave???
4:30 a.m.

sorry to hear, this is right by me, scarry

— On the crime report Burglary: Forcible entry
4:23 a.m.

i would like to see a small skate park

4:17 a.m.

crime is everywhere, it is good to know to take precautions and what to look out for. to make it a better place is to know what is going on and acting on what can be acted upon to report it to the cops and have them handle it. the issue is there is a handful of people that act too late in calling or some that think it is none of their business. also, there are some that don't know what to look for because they are unaware of the crime in their neighborhood. there is a good amount of theft in this area, but that is because there are also a lot of hard working people. buy some locks and alarms, try to get home early or get a ride and limit exposure to troublesome areas. i think there is a town hall meeting and burglary seminar tonight at 7 http://chicago.everyblock.com/neighbor-events/jul25-town-hall-meeting-and-burglary-seminar-5103231/#comment-184686
it may be a help if you can make it to the meeting, or at least get more informed about ways to protect yourself from this type of crime.

— On the neighbor message A Matter of Perspective
4:02 a.m.

i think the car would have to be legal before it could be moved on to the city street on its own power, unless towed in which would the car would have to be physically pushed (not driven) to the street in which it can be towed, unless a flatbed could reach it.

maybe this is just a temporary thing, did anyone talk to the guy?

— On the neighbor message Illegal Carpark on Front Lawn
2:30 a.m.

@chi girl,i found a profile picture for your every block profile, i think it maybe better then the silhouette: http://mytinyurl.com/5f72tnr6zb

— On the neighbor message neighbor with 2 cars
2:11 a.m.

it will come when it comes

1:42 a.m.

anyone going?

— On the neighborhood event “Town Hall Meeting and Burglary Seminar”
1:32 a.m.

any red meat recipes?

— On the neighbor message Low and Slow Backyard BBQ Talk
12:55 a.m.

dakin and cicero next to the subway there is a tae kwon do place, prices seem reasonable and flexible schedule.

12:53 a.m.

in my opinion is being in a gang is a form of terrorism without a political agenda and should be treated accordingly.

— On the neighbor message tagged at Foster and Laramie
12:48 a.m.

@wenders, thanks ;)

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— On the neighbor message Dog Owners Be Cautious: Police Report Filed
12:42 a.m.

welcome to portage park, true love has no prejudice.

— On the neighbor message Other Gay/Lesbian Couples?
12:13 a.m.

this is the issue, if you want to be a good neighbor, go introduce yourself and be honest and be a good neighbor. ie. "hi, my name is inactive user my friends call me ic (becuase i am cool), i live next door, you know i am a dog lover too and that is a fine dog you have, i just wanted to introduce myself and let you know that from my experience with dogs, that it looks like your dog maybe hungry. if you want i have some extra food that i brought over if you want, my dog really likes it and i thought yours might want to give it a try, i am just trying to be a good neighbor."etc,etc.
if you don't know your neighbor, go meet them, put a letter in their mailbox with your phone number or try and set a day to meet up in front of the house if your shy. we need to get back to basics and know all the neighbors on our block and watch out for each other, and we have to do it the right way and that is not by being a secret, condescending, unauthorized dog feeding neighbor.

— On the neighbor message Dog Owners Be Cautious: Police Report Filed
1:53 a.m.

i am all for keeping the theater the way it is, and replacing the apartments in the theater with a cultural center, performance art school, a boy & girls club or teen center providing art ,cultural, and neighborhood projects and activites for teens.

12:11 a.m.

fuel filters fine, no pressure at the rail, so maybe some air had to clear the line, the gas was less then a quarter and through in 4 gallons so the pump probably had to re-prime and/or is going bad that it got stuck, the shock must have sloshed around or set the pump straight

— On the neighbor message Auto's in backyard
8:47 p.m.

e we elect them e we eject them in the land of the free and the home of the brave.

8:44 p.m.

fuel pump update, works again, got it to the shop and it started right up, guess the ride shocked it back. hopefully it does not go out for awhile, i topped it off with good gas and fuel injector cleaner, you can call the alderman now.

— On the neighbor message Auto's in backyard
6:39 p.m.

here is what type of bouncers they need: http://mytinyurl.com/tm9btqf1f3 never heard of gun fire while these bouncers are around.

6:20 p.m.

time for another kickstarter

6:15 p.m.

i see a few call outs for star bucks, let me know when to get a bull horn and take a bike ride through 6 corners saying "the yuppies are coming, the yuppies are coming! " kenji, if you want you can ride with me, i'll bring the talc.

— On the neighbor message Neighborhood going downhill
2:52 p.m.

shootings and robberies not really helping either

— On the neighbor message Neighborhood going downhill
11:13 p.m.

wait, hold on a second, my fuel pump just went out, can you ask him if he does fuel pumps first?

— On the neighbor message Auto's in backyard
6:43 p.m.

how will methodical people be treated then?

6:31 p.m.

where abouts, general area?

— On the neighbor message Auto's in backyard
5:36 p.m.

@cynthia, paul is obviously being sarcastic to make a point. or to put it in wiki terms what he wrote was http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarcasm

1:45 a.m.

post this on your fence: http://mytinyurl.com/3091mmrdk9

— On the neighbor message Dog Owners Be Cautious: Police Report Filed
11:39 p.m.

you know, i was thinking about the incident about the batman premier, columbine, etc. why does all these people kill good people? you would think if someone had mental health issues, that they would take it out on the bad people. this guy that killed these people at the theater said he was the joker, where is gods name is batman, bringing people to justice? i was taught for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, where is justice?

11:35 p.m.

;) just joshing you ;)

8:35 p.m.

@ josh, i was intending the post to be at kenji's last comment with the robberies on milwaukee, and even if kenji may have exaggerated for dramatic effect, no one can deny the shootings and robberies that have happened on milwaukee ave. if anyone could provide in depth information on crime on milwaukee, it would most likely be paul, he is the expert at getting information.
regarding dmv/secretary of state
just because more people use that term, does not imply he is wrong. if you google dmv illinois or secretary of state illinois , the first link to come up is: http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/ which is the "secretary of state" site, so in those terms both dmv and secretary of state would be acceptable terms. If you are filling out a legal form such as an i-9 and using a drivers license typically for illinois you would write "secretary of state" as issuing authority not "department of motor vehicles". any human resource personal out there that can confirm if you put dmv as issuing authority on an i-9 if it would be acceptable?

8:05 p.m.

is there any sources that kenji is wrong?

7:34 p.m.

has to be someone in the neighborhood, anyone around you have a dog, close enough to you that they would know you have a laptop?

— On the neighbor message Dog Owners Be Cautious: Police Report Filed
5:16 p.m.

@kenji, i'll watch that and i'll raise you:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YvAYIJSSZY

— On the neighbor message Dog Owners Be Cautious: Police Report Filed
5:01 p.m.

i would be more concerned that someone is watching me on my laptop.

— On the neighbor message Dog Owners Be Cautious: Police Report Filed
3:51 p.m.

@ josh, i said a lot, i did not mean to insinuate that all guns are coming from home burglaries. 10-15% is a big number, that is 10 guns per hundred and it only takes one gun to kill. If we could reduce guns used in crime by 10-15% by securing our guns for home defense, i would say that would be a good start. secure your gun in a gun box that is secure to your property and cannot be stolen. the fact is that guns are stolen from homes from law abiding citizens and it can be avoided by securing the weapon.

3:13 p.m.

@alderman arena thanks for being steadfast on your position, as it enabled a lot of attention and support. it shows that as a community working together, we are capable of doing great things. time for some new community challenges, but in this case simply put:
we won, and quite frankly with the great people we have, they didn't have a prayer.

2:38 p.m.

@bryan in old irving, the issue people that have their guns at home for home defense are usually stolen when they are burglarized. that is where a lot of guns are coming from, home burglaries, and there are a lot of burglaries . i believe that if a permit is issued to carry your weapon, you must pass a tests in gun safety, marksmanship, and risk assessment before you are able to carry on your person, you must identify yourself as an acting citizen of state before you draw your weapon if you are not in any immediate danger, as to let others know you are not a bad guy drawing a gun. a good person can get shot if another good person does not know he/she is good and pointing a gun at someone bad. with any power, there are risk. i don't want to be shot by bad guys, but i don't want to get caught in the crossfire either. there needs to be specific rules of engagement.

2:09 p.m.

a bottle of weed killer couldn't hurt either

— On the neighbor message Graffitti On Sunnyside Street (not alley)
1:55 p.m.

that was the benefit of 16 oz glass bottles, you always recycled them to get your 10 cents.

— On the neighbor message Liter on Agatite by OLV
11:53 p.m.

anyone know if kenji is going to bring out the milwaukee cruiser?

— On the neighbor message Come Ride with Bike 45 - Sunday, July 22nd.
11:51 p.m.

anyone know what this is going to be

— On the building permit Permit issued for renovation/alteration
11:15 a.m.

@colacap, what is a "peaple"?

2:10 a.m.

no, thursday is now purple day

12:36 a.m.

someone jumped one of my neighbors locked 6 ft fences yesterday and tried to steal his rectangle inflatable kid pool. they ended up damaging the pool by ripping out the permanently installed drain plug ripping the pool and the plastic, most likely an attempt to drain it, the plug was ripped out and about 10 feet away from the pool, the ports where the air goes were open and partially deflated, and the pool was moved about 6 feet and sideways, his padlock on his garage was turned upside down. no one seen anything. he called me over to check it out to see what i thought. he said that he would take an alert noisy neighbor over a 6 foot fence any day. the sad thing is this pool is for a 5 year old kid that is now a victim of a crime.

11:15 a.m.

how do you know it was gang related, a gang could have a domestic issue too?
if not a domestic gang maybe it was a imported gang and needs to be deported.

— On the neighbor message Beating-in Irving Park
11:01 a.m.

i am purple day

10:55 a.m.

maybe state farm filed a claim and had someone come out to remove it.

10:52 a.m.

not for everyone, just everyone that is up to no good.

1:54 a.m.

just did some research:
no butterflies are so poisonous that they kill people or large animals, but there is an African moth whose caterpillar's fluids are very poisonous. the n'gwa or 'kaa caterpillar's entrails have been used by bushmen to poison the tips of arrows. when shot by one of these arrows an antelope can be killed in short order. other butterflies whose caterpillars eat poisonous plants such as milkweeds, pipevines, and passion vines, are distasteful and can cause birds who eat them to vomit or spit them out--never to try another.

— On the neighbor message There was a cop in my yard with gun drawn
8:04 p.m.

all i know is i am staying away from purple butterflies.

— On the neighbor message There was a cop in my yard with gun drawn
7:45 p.m.

i set up email reminders for my city and state stickers, as well as have them in my planner the plate is the one most people get caught up with. i also have some email reminders for close friends plate stickers as they are all different dates and cordially remind them. If you know your neighbors cars keep an eye on their stickers, you can remind them and they will appreciate you looking out.

— On the neighbor message OK, Who Got a Parking Ticket Today?
1:45 p.m.

@josh, that is such sound psychological advice it could even work for not losing a girlfriend as well.
exercise her physically, emotionally ,and mentally by taking walks, hikes or visit a park. a happy tired girlfriend is a good one that won't need to "take walks by herself" or with someone else for that matter.

— On the neighbor message losing dogs
12:15 a.m.

maybe he struck a deal with the management company that he would keep an eye on the place. maybe he had the key all along, but on the occasions you seen him jumping it, it was not on his person or he misplaced it and now found it.

9:53 p.m.

not a bungalow, a small frame house
file photo: http://mytinyurl.com/7ttsz11v8c

6:30 p.m.

the kiddie land reference got me thinking, for those that have small kids. santa's village is open and free parking. http://mytinyurl.com/9rj5pjmfwv we had discount $5 off coupons bringing it down to 12.75 (reg 17.75) a ticket, animal attractions free, just have to buy food if you want to feed the animals. there is an area that you can go in that the animals are all walking around you and stuff, kinda cool great for kids. you even get to ride on a fire truck and put out a burning house (no extra charge). there is a $2 off coupon as of now: http://mytinyurl.com/s6vzr4bfr9.

— On the neighbor message Preschool at Kiddieland
5:41 p.m.

i think you lost everyone when you started with the word "book".

— On the neighborhood event Book Release Party: Rescuing Martin Hanley
5:28 p.m.

@dirk, thanks for the update. i have a new profile picture for you:
http://mytinyurl.com/vk7kz5hvnm

— On the neighbor message 6 corners area...what are you doing ?
5:22 p.m.

@joe, i think that might be the place that he was talking about and what he is what he is looking for. is that the exact address, do you know the name of the place?
triple track alum. storms...worked great on my house & 10 times cheaper then replacement windows....2500 n block pulaski ...they used to make them to fit ...u must measure them yourself

@portage parker, no lead, just plain panes, he removed the old glazing putty and put new points and putty and paint on the outside this summer. he wants the aluminum storms like he has on the rest of his house, he purchased them on some place on pulaski 20+ years ago, but did not remember where or if they were still in business. i helped him open up the sides and reconnected the weights with clothesline, striped the paint from the wheels, we through that silver bubble insulation in the sides where the weights are and pined it to the perimeter of the weight box, they open and close well, candle wax helps alot. we put a strip of foam on the bottom that helped out a lot in the winter.

5:17 p.m.

talking to a friend about your situation and he said to get something similar to this: http://mytinyurl.com/2bm22b7c62
put it on your property facing your neighbors gangway after the fence, so that after he jumps the fence it goes off. it is pir so it should not go off with a flyby squirrel, it resets itself and you can remote it on and off at your leisure, you can position it high and point it down to adjust range, so it only captures the part of the gangway after the fence, you want it after the fence so it does not catch people walking in the alley. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passive_infrared_sensor

5:02 p.m.

josh comment: "criminals might see this potentially inviting a more serious problem"
the previous owner did not let him "jump the locked gate" (the gate was unlocked and the owner knew about it). New management chained and locked the gate for the same reason i lock my house and car, you don't want anyone trespassing. if people jumping locked gates does not bother or concern you, it is no wonder burglaries are so high. josh is concerned that someone else would see this neighbor jumping the gate and think that they can do the same or if a criminal is jumping the gate neighbors might think it is the renter across the street. when they burglarized my house it was also though a neighbors yard. josh has every right to be concerned. if a cop is on patrol and they see someone "jumping over a locked fence" i would hope that they would question it and not just say it's not their property, wait for the owner to call it in.

11:48 p.m.

baby oil or petroleum jelly also are good too, those you might have around the house

10:31 p.m.

hd 30 or greese the gate, old school, but works

10:29 p.m.

yes, he wants to keep the original wood windows, he just re-glazed them and wants to put storms. he does not want or like vinyl windows.

3:25 p.m.

i was told down the road the old films will be converted to digital as well. maybe this is some time off.

10:25 p.m.

chi girl, i had one square and they have to do the whole front, they won't just do a square. they won't spare a square.

10:20 p.m.

@d1don't feel that bad i was told the same thing, sent pictures to the alderman's office and everything, i was told that there are a limited number of funds and i can try next year (they don't keep the list) or go with the shared sidewalk program. cdot builds and maintains hundreds of miles of sidewalks each year, working with local aldermen to determine locations for repair. cdot also operates the shared cost sidewalk program, in which property owners and the city share the cost of a new sidewalk. property owners pay a fixed per-square-foot cost that is well below what a private contractor would charge. the alderman allocates the funds and works with cdot, so either the funds ran out or he is taking care of financial/political supporters first. source:http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/cdot/provdrs/street.html i went through the shared sidewalk program. i paid 600 and am not that far from your block. i also have a friend that went through a similar situation, he paid for the shared sidewalk program for the front of his house and then they replaced a lot of sidewalk on his block for free. he is still unsure if he didn't pay if his sidewalk would have been replace anyway. i just keep moving forward and not really worrying about it, you live longer that way. you do whatever you have to do to move forward no matter what the cost, life is too short to be in the same position and not liking it.

noon

if the church does not take over the portage,
will they be needing a digital projector too?

3:06 a.m.

i would be more interested if the produce was purchased and delivered or able to be picked up. i would pay for that. i hate going for fresh produce after work when the lines are long and i just want to go home. this way i could call in the afternoon and just pick it up on the way home or have it delivered. i would not use it all the time, but i can see the value in this, also going back to seniors and senior centers that do not have a way to get fresh produce every few days. i would pay a standard delivery fee for pickup or delivery.