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we look in the mirror and try not to see what we don't want to see, unfortunately some have to take a few more steps back than others. if you have to question this comment, it is time to question yourself.

12:30 a.m.

funny, I was thinking that a sunflower could be painted on the regulator part, I will see what happens if/when they paint it.

— On the neighbor message These Gas Meters Are an Eyesore
11:20 p.m.

I heard that the gas company will come back to paint the meters to match the color of the building to blend in better.

— On the neighbor message These Gas Meters Are an Eyesore
10:56 p.m.

its all fun and games until someone decides to take something the wrong way and react. the issue is there is so many trolls and everyone assumes that kenji is the main. I think however involved he is not responsible for every trolls comments and many might think it is kenji... could be could be not, only kenji knows.
the thing that concerns me is some troll is going to say something one day to the wrong person and that person is going to think it is kenji and well... people have been hurt for more trivial things. it can happen. in real life the kenji I know I an overall good guy. so I really don't know what to say.... other than I don't get it.

— On the neighbor message Brick and Mortar Doctor Needed
7:36 p.m.

I think new members should have limited comments per day, and gain more comments over time or by reaching a number of thanks

— On the neighbor message Users on everyblock
11:09 a.m.

Maybe John Garriodo, I don't know who Will Garrido is

10:51 p.m.

speaking of cats, here is one of my favorite cat cartoons.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1lZf2c00c4

— On the neighbor message Don't toss your pumpkins!
9:09 p.m.

let it lie. you can lay something down, and then it will lie there

— On the neighbor message The Leaves
5:49 p.m.

I was walking by today and decided to give them a shot, had a Italian night club on French bread with hot peppers. it was my first time at a jimmy johns and the sandwich was better then I thought. I would consider it as an occasional option.

— On the neighbor message JJ 6C
5:44 p.m.

@bellaV, are you going to change your profile picture back to you?

— On the neighbor message Don't toss your pumpkins!
5:33 p.m.

i believe if something major was stolen they would send an evidence technician, they commonly do in major home burglaries. so I do believe if you garage was hit for like $5,000 in tools, they would send a tech. if nothing is missing, it can be considered breaking and entering, vandalism and trespass.

if they split the door consider a steel door (a good time to go to larger door if you were considering) or reinforce the door with 1/8 in thick 3in wide 32-36' steel plates screwed to the back of the door (or 2x4's if on budget). reinforce the dead bolt with steel on the door frame or have the dead bolt go into a 1 foot steel pipe secured by another set of 2x4's on the other side of the frame. make sure you reinforce the hinge side as well with long screws as it may be easier to blow out the hinge side than the lock side, if possible have a door with 3 hinges. I have seen some people put a deadbolt on the opposite side of the door upside down so you have a double deadbolt. you can get a motion alarm for the garage as well.

the first one will let you know if there is any motion in your garage from the home
http://www.harborfreight.com/wireless-driveway-alert-system-93068.html

the second will sound an audio alarm in the garage that may detour the intruder
http://www.harborfreight.com/motion-detector-alarm-set-42768.html

— On the neighbor message Garage break-ins
5:22 p.m.

@radio, it is right next to "john's" arena

11:57 a.m.

i agree, lakeview may have decreased now... but that is after density reached a high and most old time residents were forced out because of high property tax. . I seen it happen to my friends an neighbors (i lived by Addison and Ashland). funny you mention clybourn, my girlfriend lived on clybourn just north of fullerton, she has been forced out and we have first hand seen what density does since it did to us. my one friend that lived on clybourn got kicked out and the owner sold one of the last few smaller old houses on the block. where you may see things on paper and it may look all good, i first hand see what density can do.
30 years from now if i am still alive, i want to be able to afford the taxes in my home and people not harassing me to sell because they want to knock it down and make a 3 story condo.
my dad in lakeview pays +10,000 on a little cottage house in lakeview, is property value higher then when he bought it for $75,000, yeah, but to him it does him no good because he chooses that he want to live there all his life. he is constantly harassed by people wanted to buy and put up a three story condo, they have called the city for minor violations like peeling paint and a gutter inspection since the gutters were like 1/4 inch off per code. they figure if they call the city enough he will just sell.
my dad chose to stay and fixed every little stupid violation thing. he suspectedwho made the complaints and pretty much called and told the company that wanted to buy the property, listen, i know you , if you want to call the city and make hell for me to get me to sell, trust me i know how to make hell for you too, so i would move on. they have not bothered him since.

10:33 a.m.

i thought this was funny, there is a reference to Lincoln and his hat at :29

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynYnloG9rKo

— On the neighbor message Lincoln
11:59 p.m.

another thing to keep in mind is property tax. just like lakeview increasing in density so did property tax (home values went up too). businesses are somewhat limited to the immediate area due to the high traffic caused by "density". the businesses don't have the draw power that harlem irving does because harlem irving in not a dense area and relatively easy to commute to.

while home values going up is not a bad thing if compared to norridge that has a lot of business draw and single family homes the value of the homes went up, but the property tax stayed relatively low because of the number of successful businesses and the mall keeping property taxes at bay.

if you limit the number of businesses to smaller ones that have less of a draw to the area and increase density it will result in increased property tax and home values.

then again just like norridge if you increase business that have draw power and limit density you have higher home values and less of an increase of property tax.

11:25 p.m.

norridge is not real dense, a lot of single family homes... the thing is they have the mall and they draw a lot of the people that live over here. there is no way only norridge residents can maintain the mall if they were the only shoppers, the businesses draw. we need more businesses that draw. the issue is if you limit cars you limit the draw, there are a lot of people that drive to the hip, some bike, some bus, but most drive, if you closed off the parking lot to the mall tomorrow, it would definitely cut business.

11:12 a.m.

wow, i actually read it all the way though, i found it interesting.

1:13 a.m.

i was more looking into these, but if i get despite and you still have it I might take you up on your offer. I want something that would not get hot on the outside. I have like a 20 year old oil filled electric that I use from time to time, but it takes awhile and I would think one of these might do the trick, while being more efficient. the biggest question is will it help save me enough on gas to pay for itself.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002QZ11J6/ref=psdc_510182_t2_B004TS1V7K

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JN03cylH2JQ

— On the neighbor message Finally got to Mia's!!
12:26 a.m.

@tracy,there are several places i don't go because of price, and i accept that.
i like the cheese fries at Franksville, they are severely overpriced, but i like them and i will go get them if i am feeling down and say the hell with it. i like hagens, but only go a couple times a year because of price, so it be. the thing is with specialty items is that there is a variance of quality and cost. i say that the price is in line to what a premium dessert would cost per serving at a nice restaurant, i consider the source and i am not comparing it to ice cream at 31 flavors or mass produced pints.
score at jewel today 6 boxes alpen muesli cereal $1.48 per box 7 servings per container comes to like 21 cents a serving
http://imgur.com/HDc3x8v,RdRpkw6

@portage parker 46, yes, heat is still working. thanks for caring and asking. i do have the heat down now since it is way to early to get the bill up, so i am in a sweatshirt and dickies insulated shirt now. i have to go in the basement and find my walls insulated hoody i am considering a infrared heater to heat only the room i am in and am currently researching models. i have to keep my gas bill a bit under last year.

— On the neighbor message Finally got to Mia's!!
7:23 p.m.

they came out today drawing pink lines on the blocks they needed to cut out to replace. when they where cutting and got to my house i went out to make sure they cut the block about an inch over so the overcut that they did in next block of sidewalk is taken care of and not left with one notch cut in the middle.
at that point they said that their generator gave out and they will come back next week and make the cut to include the part that they overcut into the next block.

3:58 p.m.

i almost collected enough pizza packets to make a pizza, and my epoxied radiators are holding. i have never had luxury desserts like gelato.

http://imgur.com/qvlJxjK

http://imgur.com/Kk1Qozy

— On the neighbor message Finally got to Mia's!!
2:07 p.m.

1 pint = 4 servings @ 1/2 cup each comes to $3.25 per serving.

what dessert around here is that much cheaper?

— On the neighbor message Finally got to Mia's!!
11:34 a.m.

maybe they have another target with a similar configuration and wanted to see how quickly they can get the door down and garage door open.

— On the neighbor message Garage Break-in
11:28 a.m.

I concur spring is a good idea, by the logic if you are what you eat, if you go in spring, it would make you a spring chicken.

— On the neighbor message Mother Cluckers Kitchen Coming Soon
9:59 a.m.

I also made this one:

Italian sausage soup today that you posted.

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Italian-Sausage-Soup/

here is how it turned out (2 pics ):

http://imgur.com/qfx2keU,HKdsvTV#0

the only thing i really changed was added a bit of oregano.
it was pretty good.

— On the neighbor message Cold Weather Recipe Possibilities
6:33 p.m.

here is a good chili recipe i got from jimmy mac

1 lb lean ground beef (preferably round or sirloin)
1 pound pork sausage (preferably Jimmy Dean – Regular)
1 (14 ½ oz) can beef broth (preferably College Inn or Swanson fat free, low sodium)
1 (12 oz) bottle beer (ale or lager, but NOT a light beer)
1 c dry red wine (preferably Shiraz, Cabernet, Merlot)
1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes (preferably Red Gold, Dei Fratelli, Muir Glen)
1 (28 oz) can tomato puree (preferably Red Gold, Dei Fratelli, Muir Glen)
2 (15 ½ oz) cans red kidney beans (preferably Joan of Arc)
2 c (large) onion, diced (preferably Spanish)
2 medium garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsp chili powder
2 tbsp cooking oil (preferably extra virgin olive oil)
1 tbsp hot sauce (preferably habanero)
1 tbsp ground sea salt
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp dried oregano (preferably Mexican)
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp cayenne
1 tsp paprika (preferably Hungarian)
The Steps:
So why is it called "ONE ... TWO"? Because all the ingredients are either 1 of this or 2 of that.
In a 6 quart or larger stockpot, saute onions and garlic in oil until tender. Add meat, salt, and black pepper. Brown the meat. Add all remaining ingredients, except the kidney beans. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for one hour. Add drained, rinsed kidney beans and simmer for an additional half hour. Allow to stand overnight. Remove surface layer of fat, if any. Heat and serve.
Increase or decrease the quantity of chili powder and/or hot sauce for a hotter or milder batch.

2 pics of finish chili

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

— On the neighbor message Cold Weather Recipe Possibilities
6:21 p.m.

@hhf, no I have not been to shop and save yet.

— On the neighbor message Shop and Saved opened today at Nagle-Devon.
7:52 p.m.

@miss colleen, sorry I was thinking about pedestrian safety

6:28 p.m.

if I would have to choose, old testament

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

thou, I have not listened to any of their newer stuff

— On the neighbor message Shop and Saved opened today at Nagle-Devon.
5:36 p.m.

Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,

And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise

— On the neighbor message Shop and Saved opened today at Nagle-Devon.
5:06 p.m.

the way people are talking you would think it would be in the condemnment aisle

— On the neighbor message Shop and Saved opened today at Nagle-Devon.
4:44 p.m.

I don't think its the kids talking about alderman and kenjis, but probably the moms when picking up the kids. maybe some moms that support Michelle Baert.

— On the neighbor message Bank of America
4:34 p.m.

pedestrian bridge over 6 corners like this, would also be a great tourist attraction.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ruidh/5882893441/in/photostream/

4:14 p.m.

sorry, that is what I meant, I know the joke.

12:53 p.m.

I would think if she rolled up and looked at the one they have for $14 and talked about it with the associate and asked for an appraisal for hers out of curiosity adding the extras like weather tech mats and rocky mountain package, etc. what they would say? it puts them in a position since hers from the pictures and description looks better then the one they have for $14. so lets say they lowball and offer her $7, she could come back and say and you will sell it for what $15? they would have to at that point to offer real close to $10 to sound like they are not ripping people off. if it is a no haggle price for the one at $14, any reputable dealer is not going to turn away a potential $4,000 markup.

— On the neighbor message 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee for Sale
12:48 p.m.

i think I remember seeing her at a rally at wells park years ago

11:48 a.m.

this is how messed up things are, the fried apple pie is actually healthier than a baked one.

Fried Apple Pie
230 Calories
2gProtein
12gFat
30gCarbs
150mgSodium

Baked Hot Apple Pie
250 Calories
2g Protein
13gFat
32gCarbs
170mgSodium

— On the neighbor message mcdonald's fried apple pie
10:50 a.m.

i never had a need for carmex or chap stick. my lips are naturally soft, you start using that stuff and you become a slave to it. in my opinion lip balm, gloss, stick are for the ladies.

i did enjoy watching the suzy chaptick commercials growing up thou

— On the neighbor message 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee for Sale
10:25 a.m.

never used the stuff

— On the neighbor message 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee for Sale
10:14 a.m.

omg, no i don't i am just suggesting them as a place frm can dump her truck

— On the neighbor message 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee for Sale
10:10 a.m.

yeah, i remember the cherry and the short live blueberry. yeah, i would not try to make my own and i am not doing a road trip to wheeling, but keep it in mind if i find myself up that way.

speaking of remembering cherry pie, flashbacks of -warrant- cherry pie-

— On the neighbor message mcdonald's fried apple pie
10:03 a.m.

@steivo, i am not promoting carmax to buy a car.

I am stating that she can sell her car to CarMax and they will make her an offer

Just need more info about appraisals? Call us at (708) 237-5131.
Remember, we'll buy any car, no matter the age or condition.

— On the neighbor message 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee for Sale
9:55 a.m.

@tlo, jeepers creepers. I guess with a carfax it would only show if the accident was reported to the secretary of state or other driving authority if out of state. by law accidents of considerable damage over a certain dollar amount need to reported. this must have been the situation in your case in which they did not report the damage and just had it fixed privately.

— On the neighbor message 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee for Sale
9:50 a.m.

@stevio, yeah, they would: 2007, 86,000 miles

Oak Lawn
6540 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
(708) 237-5131
(866) 629-3678

http://www.carmax.com/enus/view-car/default.html?id=11072535&AVi=0&No=0&Rp=R&D=60&zip=60641&sY=2007-2007&ASTc=Jeep Cherokee&Q=b51716ed-2952-40f2-8d3d-9e35b5244b59&Ep=search:results:results page

and if they are letting this go for $14,599 they can probably make frm a reasonable offer.

— On the neighbor message 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee for Sale
9:32 a.m.

there was no drywall to repair, i have an unfinished basement and the meter was hanging in the basement.

I would imagine if they damaged your drywall you can make a claim, they were just there to run pipe and install the meter.

— On the neighbor message peoples gas meter install what to expect
8:58 a.m.

most mcdonalds only carry only the baked apple pie, it is different in configuration, ingredients and taste. golf mill used to have them not that long ago, thou not on the menu if you asked for a fried apple pie they had them, then they stopped. the product is available and mcdonalds have the option to carry the item. some mcdonalds selection vary with option items and just wanted to know if anyone knew of a place that still made um.... golf mill was the last place I knew of, but that was about 5 years ago.

— On the neighbor message mcdonald's fried apple pie
8:55 a.m.

@frm, before u get discouraged by some of the offers, keep in mind, not a lot of people in jeff/portage park have $10,000 on hand to drop on a used car, that is not certified, with no warranty. Most would be more likely put $5,000 down on a 3 year old truck, have a two year warranty and make payments.

— On the neighbor message 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee for Sale
8:29 a.m.

Try carmax, they will give you an offer to buy your vehicle.

— On the neighbor message 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee for Sale
8:18 a.m.

@spamalert, maybe jackie is a cleaning lady that has a cleaning lady. After cleaning all day, may the last thing she wants to do is clean when she gets home.

— On the neighbor message Great cleaning lady referral
8:12 a.m.

@dennis,

85,756 miles

I would guess it has a new starter and battery since they wore out, most likely the solenoid on the starter as those are prone to go bad.

— On the neighbor message 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee for Sale
1:10 a.m.

someone has got to take some pics..... of the store

and link them here

— On the neighbor message Shop and Saved opened today at Nagle-Devon.
11:41 p.m.

funny, I got into a pillow fight at sears once.... the six corners one even, no one really noticed till a throw pillow wizzed by an associate, then they asked if i needed help. I told them I wanted to see how far it could go. how far could it go? yeah, it is a throw pillow right? after the look from the associated, I promptly turned around and went down to the tool department.

— On the neighbor message select mattresses 60% off at Sears
11:36 p.m.

@joanie, but don't forget the race between arena and garrido was close.

the thing that is interesting is that a lot of the new businesses in the ward opened recently..... right before election time. good strategy on arenas part.

the thing is some people would argue that even thou arena asked for public opinion, he did try to sway things in a certain direction and possibly hinder some opportunities in the ward.

i would like to see garrido publicly announce more of his plans instead of saying he would do things better than arena since there are a lot of things arena did well, but maybe a couple things he could have handled more diplomatically. the question becomes then how much of what arena did is better then what he could have done?

i can see how being an officer and a lawyer could help in decision making and arbitrating matters. as an officer you have to make quick sound judgments and as a lawyer to debate the issues to come to resolution in a timely manner, but what is garridos vision for the ward? not what he would do differently then arena, but his vision? i think that's what a lot of us are waiting to hear.

6:30 p.m.

i think like... when, like a troll says like something.... it's more like what eber mannnn.

wait, what? ohh, yeah what eber........

— On the neighbor message Everyblock Denver was turned back on Recently
11:50 p.m.

only a few things like potatoes, tomatoes, white onion, green onion and spinach.

— On the neighbor message Arena or Garrido?
7:01 p.m.

i have met garrido once and first impressions i think he is a good guy, very straight forward and seems like a upstanding officer and person.

for alderman it is a tough call, there are things i like about arena and a couple things i see a different direction. arena has been good in responding to some concerns, but that does not necessary mean that if garrido was in office he would not.

then again culletron has helped me with a few issues that i talked to him about and i did not have to go to arena, so i don't know if i sent those to arena if that would have been resolved.

i like the fact that garrido is an officer and knows the reality of crime in the ward and i think he realizes even thou we may be one of the safest areas in Chicago, it is because there are a lot of good people that live in it and they need to be protected. i always grew up with a respect for police, we had some pretty tough cops growing up in my neighborhood...they kept a lot of us kids straight.

if i had to be "friends" with one of them, i think i would get along better with garrido, i think he is more of a realist and i could relate to him more.

— On the neighbor message Arena or Garrido?
12:02 a.m.

I like the red apple

— On the neighbor message Boriquen?
11:16 p.m.

thunder, thunder, thunder flashback

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

— On the neighbor message DA &*@)$*&^ Planes!
10:59 p.m.

I think garrido believes that reducing crime will attract more businesses to the area, that and being more flexible with business that want to enter.

— On the neighbor message Arena or Garrido?
10:56 p.m.

I was thinking of getting one of those fit bit things specifically to work on improving sleep time gradually.

anyone have any recommendations on which one is good?

— On the neighbor message Jewel's Grocery Carts...
10:46 p.m.

@tami,

no nightmares... I cannot sleep on an empty stomach. if I don't eat a decent meal at night. I wake up in the middle of the night hungry. doing it all my life, for me it works.

also it is my personal belief that eating before you go to bed gives your body the nutrients that your body needs to repair during sleep. that is what I believe even if science says it is wrong, sometimes the belief itself has an effect of its own.

I eat breakfast at around 12pm lunch around 6pm and dinner at 11pm so in reality it is no different than anyone else, just in different time slots.

what I really need to work on is sleeping more... if anything will be the death of me it will be that...

— On the neighbor message Jewel's Grocery Carts...
10:44 p.m.

Home

— On the neighbor message Jewel's Grocery Carts...
9:49 p.m.

i shop jewel because it is on my way and open late.

— On the neighbor message Jewel's Grocery Carts...
6:22 p.m.

@tami

http://www.mashupmom.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/jewel-cuisinart.jpg

I am shooting for the 12" open non stick skillet

— On the neighbor message Jewel's Grocery Carts...
7:33 p.m.

66 more stamp for my pan

— On the neighbor message Jewel's Grocery Carts...
7:16 p.m.

they had a store on devon too I think

— On the neighbor message Jewel's Grocery Carts...
7:15 p.m.

they are pretty good size too.

7:03 p.m.

or hand fans... maybe even a couple of blower fans

— On the neighbor message Dunning Mall Entrance...
7:02 p.m.

@I am wizard

I like broasted chicken royale... you been ober by dare

http://www.yelp.com/biz/broasted-chicken-royal-chicago-3

my usual is an order of 2 breast, fries and a diet coke.

6:59 p.m.

i'll do pork in the slow cooker from time to time...

11:11 p.m.

I seen that and was tempted with the little pork strips, those are pretty quick to cook, but just needed some vegetables for dinner tonight and a couple odds and ends.

10:27 p.m.

going to the six corners jewel now, I will be wearing a blue shirt and blue jeans and a black jacket.

9:57 p.m.

i don't have a lot of free time, but i do get out once and awhile.

9:26 p.m.

for the record I go to the 6 corners one all the time.

9:07 p.m.

not that I don't appreciate the offer

9:01 p.m.

but I don't want a tutorial...

9 p.m.

so if you get arrested, will they let you vote while your there?

— On the neighbor message Voting
8:52 p.m.

@I am wizard,

if you walk me thru your laptop, what dimension would I go to?

8:42 p.m.

@gary, how did you find out the size of the sewer pipe was 8 inches?

— On the neighbor message Alley resurfacing
9:32 p.m.

either he is thanking john for his post on:

How would you spend $1 million to improve your neighborhood?

http://chicago.everyblock.com/improvement/nov06-how-would-you-spend-1-million-improve-your-6494068/

or john gave him a box of post cereal

— On the neighbor message very good post
9:30 p.m.

I need 68 more stamps till I can get my pan.

— On the neighbor message Jewel's Grocery Carts...
8:21 p.m.

tickpointing- the act of pointing out ticks usually while camping for removal

— On the neighbor message Brick and Mortar Doctor Needed
3:56 p.m.

But the chamber board declined to issue a letter of support for 4th Octave because Patel has not agreed in writing to a plan that details the rules the liquor store must follow , chamber President Dave Wians said.

Nearby residents have also expressed concerned over the store's opening and fear it could lead to a return to the days when their neighborhood was plagued by noise, litter and crime caused by a nearby convenience store that sold liquor and a rowdy bar.

Patel said he was disappointed

If this is the case, why is it difficult for the owner to put in writing a plan that detail the rules the liquor store must follow to prevent it from causing a nuisance, including limits on the store's hours, the sale of low-priced alcohol and security requirements?

sounds like if Patel puts gives the chamber writing of rules the liquor store is to follow the chamber will support him with a letter of support....

nearby residents have expressed concern, I can understand how putting the plans in writing can ease their concerns.

most of the time people that are disappointed are people that just did not get their own way or feel that they don't have to follow certain guidelines to get a result.

for the record and sake of conversation, how would Garrido have handled this? being a lawyer would he want the plans in writing? then again does it really make a difference if there is verbal commitment?

2 p.m.

actually, I just made some tea in my favorite cup.

http://imgur.com/Lrr6Oz8

— On the neighbor message Holly Jolly Market At St. Pascal School
8:58 p.m.

I usually will have a cup of tea before bed, that is calming and enriching for me.

— On the neighbor message Holly Jolly Market At St. Pascal School
7:47 p.m.

never touch the stuff

— On the neighbor message Holly Jolly Market At St. Pascal School
7:24 p.m.

please disregard the dates of the 16th and 17th, the second post is correct

the date is the November 22nd.

Remember to mark your calendars for November 22nd, 2014 to join us for the a Holly Jolly Market!

I did a quick search and it gave me 2013's spacebook page instead of 2014, I realized after posting, hence the correction.

— On the neighbor message Holly Jolly Market At St. Pascal School
7:20 p.m.

November 16th & 17th

Holly Jolly Market St Pascal Parish 3935 N Melvina 10am-4pm
Over 50 crafters and vendors selling handmade jewelry, crocheted items, quilted bags & aprons, bakery items, handmade doll dresses, handturned wooden gifts, handcrafted teddy bears, framed photography and more! Free admission, fabulous food, free hot cocoa, children's activities, raffle prizes, and a visit from Santa! Contact Pam Rubeo at prubeo@sbcglobal.net with questions.

— On the neighbor message Holly Jolly Market At St. Pascal School
7:12 p.m.

if I make it to 80, I would have a mobility scooter.

maybe some thing like this for a grocery getter

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXXVPt7ki0o

something like this for, well you know..

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

— On the neighbor message Dunning Mall Entrance...
6:02 p.m.

When someone ask where I live...

I tell them I live at home

Then the when I visit someone, right after getting in their house, they ask where did you park?

I tell them I parked outside

— On the neighbor message Collecting Signatures
12:37 p.m.

@dennis, it was sleeping for 13 hours, you just woke it up again

— On the neighbor message Wal-Mart moving into 6 Corners
11:48 p.m.

baert was out going door to door today

— On the neighbor message Collecting Signatures
11:10 p.m.

old irving park association

— On the neighbor message trick or treating in neighborhood today
5:06 p.m.

it's a preference, the smell gets to me a bit, I do all the drains at once. it is not like I leave for the day or anything. I'll go to the store and back, throw out the trash or sit on the porch for a few minutes.

— On the neighbor message Catch Basins Cleaning
5 p.m.

http://imgur.com/bjs0h47

— On the neighbor message Catch Basins Cleaning
4:47 p.m.

i put 1 tablespoon and a cup of water, then it says flush with water when the drain is cleared.

so I just let the water run a bit when I am back in

— On the neighbor message Catch Basins Cleaning
4:38 p.m.

and don't look in the drain to see what is happening, the one I use has smoke coming out of the drains and smells toxic so I put it in before I leave the house.

— On the neighbor message Catch Basins Cleaning
4:26 p.m.

no, he just got 50 cents a pound for them

— On the neighbor message down spouts stolen
4:01 p.m.

http://www.safeneedledisposal.info/index.cfm?load=page&page=57

Illinois: Illinois has not created a formal policy on the disposal of syringes used by individuals at home. However, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Bureau of Land, publishes guidance on its web page under the heading “Potentially Infectious Medical Waste (http://www.epa.state.il.us/land/waste-mgmt/factsheets/general-regs.html). With regard to disposing of medical waste from homes, the guidance state:
Potentially Infectious Medical Waste (PIMW) does not include medical waste generated in a household. If a person chooses to place this medical waste in with their household trash, the following guidelines help protect the trash haulers, landfill workers, and others who may come in contact with the waste. First, the medical waste should be placed in a sturdy container such as a sharps container from the pharmacy, a laundry detergent bottle, or a soda bottle. When the container is full, the lid should be put on the container and taped in place. The container should then be marked “Do Not Recycle” and then placed in the regular trash.

The Bureau of Land also gives contact information for other agencies that may regulate syringe disposal:
Illinois Department of Public Health (http://www.idph.state.il.us/) (217) 785-2629.
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Bureau of Land, Beverly Albarracin, (217) 524-3289.

— On the neighbor message Recycle used Syringes/Pens
9:17 a.m.

https://www.humira.com/global/ongoing-support

from the site:

When it’s time to dispose of your used HUMIRA Pens and syringes, the myHUMIRA mail-back service provides proper disposal—at no additional cost.

if you have not already, sign up and we will send you a sharps container and instructions, at no additional cost to you.

When your container is almost full click here, log in, or call 1.800.4HUMIRA to order a mail-back box for your full container or to order a new container.

— On the neighbor message Recycle used Syringes/Pens
9 a.m.

@ i am wizard, i would probably answer, but be prepared for some kind of joke and react accordingly.

@joan, for the record, i am not a killer. it would take a lot for me to kill someone, i really don't think i could kill someone, nor would i want to, but if you attacked me physically , i will be ready to defend myself, attempt to subdue you or escape and call police.

and another thing, i really do not think chris was really serious about ending this persons life, i think it was an exaggeration for dramatic effect, i could be wrong, but it seems more likely.

— On the neighbor message XFINITY After Dark
5:28 p.m.

@joan, home invasions do happen.... just because that have not happened in portage park is no guarantee that it can't happen.

nothing wrong with being cautious.

If the bell rings I don't jump up and say, ohh that might be a home invader, but I am cautious who I open the door for.

if you choose to open the door for anyone that knocks that is up to you, but I choose to limit opportunity based off of my judgment of who is at the door.

— On the neighbor message XFINITY After Dark
4:33 p.m.

no, I think of avoiding being murdered.

— On the neighbor message XFINITY After Dark
4:18 p.m.

@joan,

http://chicago.everyblock.com/crime-posts/may16-crime-data-reports-6142343/

this incident not that far from chris and I, also I was a victim of a home burglary years back.

I decided to increase the security of my home after my home was burglarized,
instead of feeling comfortable with statistics.... maybe if I did that earlier I would not have been a victim.

just because nothing has happened to you or near you does not mean it can't happen.

— On the neighbor message XFINITY After Dark
4:07 p.m.

it is probably not to avoid the camera, but to avoid the traffic going slow because of the camera or just could be traffic.

12:13 p.m.

@tami,

a catch basin is a basin that water from you sink and like washer drain to, the soap and sediment raise to the top and the rest of the liquid goes to the city sewer, over time the sediment such as soap and grease collect at the top solidities, sometimes requiring manual removal. then there is some residual that goes down the sewer pipe gradually and overtime builds up and can require rodding from the basin sewer pipe to the city sewer in the street, if there was no catch basin the sediment and grease would not raise to the top and go straight to the sewer pipe causing build up and may clog or slow the drain quicker if there were no basin. this typically looks like a sewer cap in your yard or basement.

if you don't have one, make sure you buy and don't accept one for free...

i hear free basin is bad for you.

— On the neighbor message Catch Basins Cleaning
11:15 p.m.

i sometimes forget that one being there, but at the times i travel that stretch, i don't think i am in danger of getting a ticket...

10:19 p.m.

also, I think I know why it was so cold, I seen elsa at josi's today handing out candy...

— On the neighbor message trick or treating in neighborhood today
10:05 p.m.

I had about 8 tricker treaters earlier in the afternoon, looking at the way the day was headed, I knew kids would not be out long so I was just throwing handfuls in their bags, it really made their day. I had no tricker treaters after 6pm.

— On the neighbor message trick or treating in neighborhood today
9:52 p.m.

@dennis, I know, i said I was.

also said the "speculation could go either way"

— On the neighbor message XFINITY After Dark
10:21 p.m.

chris said it was pitch black outside, guy probably almost fell down the stairs.

I would guess either that or the guy would not leave and was beginning to feel like a potential threat to chris and his family in which chris was ready to defend.

I highly believe that if I went to chris's house right now and rang his bell that I would not get my throat slit or be killed. but, if I posed a threat to him or his family in someway I would expect any man to defend his home and family. we don't know the exact interaction so speculation could go either way.

— On the neighbor message XFINITY After Dark
10:06 p.m.

for the record, chris never said he was going to "slit someone's throat", or kill the guy, that is speculation.

— On the neighbor message XFINITY After Dark
9:52 p.m.

@spam, how do you like them prepared... I am a fan of oyster Rockefeller myself.

— On the neighbor message S & D Handyman service
9:29 p.m.

not people, but strangers. there is an unknown intention.

there are home invasions all the time and people are hurt and killed.

— On the neighbor message XFINITY After Dark
9:02 p.m.

http://mytinyurl.com/d4h60kjq6m

— On the neighbor message Don't toss your pumpkins!
2:38 p.m.

i like randy and his posts, if anyone does not like his posts, they can easily mute him and be done....

— On the neighbor message Take the 54
12:58 p.m.

I have a leaf hog with the optional attachment. I went from 9 bags of leaves raking to only two with the leaf hog.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/BLACK-DECKER-Leaf-Collection-System-Attachment-for-Black-and-Decker-Blower-Vacuum-BV-006/202045620

— On the neighbor message Raking Leaves... Into the street
12:29 a.m.

randy is defender of the parklet, or the stroller.... stroller-rama, the brisket boy. team python, etc.

— On the neighbor message A bit of everything
12:20 a.m.

i would be thinking more people would be wanting a bed bath and beyond, michaels and sports authority. I would want a menards myself.

— On the neighbor message Wal-Mart moving into 6 Corners
11:10 a.m.

a person cannot complain and have happiness in their heart at the same time

— On the neighbor message Irving and Long parking mess
12:47 a.m.

age or waist size... lol ?

— On the neighbor message Wal-Mart moving into 6 Corners
11:33 p.m.

I am not a possessive person so if I had a union it would be sort of with one person and not a plural. call me old fashioned.

— On the neighbor message Union Workers Verses Non-Union Workers!
10:46 p.m.

both could be pros it depends on their training

both could be cons, it depends if they were convicted

or do you mean cons like in con artist in which could also go either way I guess

— On the neighbor message Union Workers Verses Non-Union Workers!
10:22 p.m.

@ben, you are correct

That's because standard homeowners policies provide coverage for perils that are sudden and accidental; they're not designed to cover damage from termites and other pest infestations, which are preventable through proper home maintenance.

(above taken from allstate site)

if the tree was inspected and an issue caught in time the tree could have been saved through inoculations, but once they are past a certain point there is no saving them.

10:17 p.m.

because it is an act of nature on your personal property. if there was a heavy rain or hail storm and damage was done to your property which is also an act of nature , I would not think the city would help unless it was considered a disaster area. that is why I suggest contacting your homeowners insurance.

6:05 p.m.

on that street It could be a long process

— On the neighbor message Irving and Long parking mess
5:59 p.m.

@randy, you referring to mom's bbq?

http://www.yelp.com/biz/moms-bbq-chicago

— On the neighbor message Mom's losing spot in rotation
5:58 p.m.

"All I see on E.B. is hostility towards one another."

we choose how we see things. I have never looked at every block that way.

— On the neighbor message Portage Park Dog Park
10:15 p.m.

@ randy, I can't believe if you had a plastic bottle of corn oil you would rinse it out completely before recycling?

— On the neighbor message Someone taking our recycling
9:27 p.m.

if it were me I would dump corn oil over the recyclables for a few weeks. then they may start avoiding your can.

the idea comes from when I was growing up as a kid my dad to thwart garbage pickers used to pour hd30 oil over the trash, that was the old days thou.

— On the neighbor message Someone taking our recycling
1:10 a.m.

@bonnie, does home owners insurance cover removal, since it is a hazard?

I would not think the city would cover removing a private tree on private property.

maybe some thing can be put into place to tax deduct the cost of the removal of the tree.

11:59 a.m.

@jan, did you see handy?

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

11:38 a.m.

translation:

if alicja can let Randy know who the new chef is, then Randy can decide if it is worth going there on Sunday or reserve judgment until people review the new chef's dishes.

— On the neighbor message 6 Corner's Bistro
9 p.m.

@giovina, I think randy directed the question toward alicja because I think she may be part owner or have a vested interest in 6 corners bistro.

— On the neighbor message 6 Corner's Bistro
2:51 p.m.

invite us to the wedding

— On the neighbor message Any recommends on a thermostat installer?
11:58 p.m.

Bistro opens Friday! Opening Hours; Friday - Saturday 4pm - 11pm. Sunday - Thursday 4pm - 10pm

— On the neighbor message 6 Corner's Bistro
11:55 p.m.

i almost was going to try jimmy johns today, i have never been to one, but i was hungry and did not want to take a chance so i went with hot dog express today... no regrets

http://imgur.com/tpLAFb3

— On the neighbor message Jimmy John's NOW OPEN!
6:50 p.m.

if the boxes are not that heavy, you can ship um.

— On the neighbor message Movers Needed today 10/22/2014
12:30 p.m.

some of the stuff is for work, they want a fed ex receipt.

— On the neighbor message Jimmy John's NOW OPEN!
12:23 p.m.

I use it for print shop and fax primarily with the occasional ship. the last thing i shipped was 2 unbreakable flashlights that broke and sent in for the warranty.
i work it into my routine when i am up by harlem and i have an old friend that works there so it is a chance to see him.

— On the neighbor message Jimmy John's NOW OPEN!
12:17 p.m.

i go to the fed ex kinkos on harlem and irving park, a straight shot down Irving.

I agree with randy that it would make sense to have one close to 6 corners.

— On the neighbor message Jimmy John's NOW OPEN!
11:44 a.m.

secret service.... that is probably why he can't say.

— On the neighbor message City Budget Unveiled
7:21 a.m.

@dennis, I think they are questioning you because you claim to have had a job that you loved and were proud of and after retiring you are vague on what your position was.

even now I am unclear of what you did for the government, so I will take a guess based on the information you provided.

I am going to guess social worker or a member of the a team

If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them....maybe you can hire The A-Team."

— On the neighbor message City Budget Unveiled
1:20 a.m.

I liked quiznos when it was on cicero, that and the supercuts. two places I wish had not have gone.

— On the neighbor message Jimmy John's NOW OPEN!
11:48 p.m.

if you want, herms palace has a cardiac sandwich their Frankie burger or you could get a grilled cheeseburger which is two grilled cheese sandwiches with a hamburger in-between.

http://imgur.com/rsk9wEM

they have been there forever, family owned and very friendly atmosphere

http://hermspalace.com/index.shtml

— On the neighbor message Jimmy John's NOW OPEN!
11:14 p.m.

I don't think any of them are comparable, that is why I posted I would like to see a place like that. not another hot dog stand or sandwich shop.

really not anything like that around here, maybe lucky grill would be closest, but it is not the same. nice simple menu, good variety and worth the price you pay.

look at some of the pictures of the food they have before you judge, that's like... food.

http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/feed-chicago#Otqfehzi8QCr3SKzwKIDFw

you can load up with vegetable sides like beans, spinach and mashed potatoes with gravy with your burger. good stuff. you can go in for a quick side of mac and cheese and a pop for like $3. they have spinach salad too.

— On the neighbor message 6 Corner's Bistro
1:27 a.m.

I think we need simpler restaurants around here where you could go more often.

I would rather have a place like this on the corner, but that is just me

http://feedrestaurantchicago.com/

— On the neighbor message 6 Corner's Bistro
10:03 p.m.

well, they have some darn good reviews.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/somethins-sweet-donuts-chicago-2

— On the neighbor message Best Donuts in the area, maybe in the city
9:42 p.m.

I enjoyed watching the Cajun cook (Justin Wilson) and Yan can cook (Martin Yan), growing up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eK4umRMJlrs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-ckzhbw6So

— On the neighbor message Six Corners Bistro
7:49 p.m.

if you dare, google: spiders on drugs

watch the first video that comes up. caution, not for sensitive audience contains language and violence, that is why I won't link it directly, you choose to watch it.

— On the neighbor message Spiders in our Basement
7:26 p.m.

I will 3rd lucky grill for irish breakfast

— On the neighbor message Mr. G's up for sale?
10:50 a.m.

pizza combos are best, keep them in the car in winter, that way when you are stuck in traffic or in the snow, you have something to eat.

— On the neighbor message Looking for Volunteers
7:46 p.m.

so if you bring a beer, do they charge a bottle cap fee? wine cooler, twist off fee
if you bring a flask, is there an unpocketing fee? or is it just for wine with a cork?

what is the etiquette for byob?

— On the neighbor message Six Corners Bistro
9:40 p.m.

savory bacon

— On the neighbor message Third Friday Coming Up
6:29 p.m.

Randy has got bacon at the parklet, real oven cooked bacon

— On the neighbor message Third Friday Coming Up
6:15 p.m.

ok he just popped up, looks like its on.

— On the neighbor message Third Friday Coming Up
6:08 p.m.

well, being homeless ain't no cake walk either, look what happened to the victim.

5:59 p.m.

well, he did say

"not an event yet. I waited until I saw a good weather forecast to ask the alderman's office to send in the permit."

but, I would have like to have thought that he would have commented a definite "pop up" is canceled.

— On the neighbor message Third Friday Coming Up
5:44 p.m.

I was just by the parklet, no randy, no pop up.

— On the neighbor message Third Friday Coming Up
5:26 p.m.

ok, so maybe they get better food now.

5:22 p.m.

" judge set bail Friday at $2 million for each of three homeless men"

"The defendants and the victim, who prosecutors and police identified as 45-year-old Joseph Kamen, are all homeless"

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-police-3-accused-of-murder-after-body-found-in-nw-side-dumpster-20141017-story.html

4:37 p.m.

3 homeless people kill another one and will now be sent to have a home in prison with free shelter, food and health care.

4:21 p.m.

yankee swap

— On the neighbor message Third Friday Coming Up
4:08 a.m.

@a&k, thanks for the info, I have been using roof sealant since I had it on hand for holes smaler than 1/2 in, never had an issue, but it is good to know silicone is the better option

— On the neighbor message New Gas Line, now basement leaks
10:25 a.m.

but with jewel if I collect 118 more stamps I can get that 12" open skillet... and it is shiny on the bottom.

— On the neighbor message Where to buy meat and produce
8:42 p.m.

@a&k, I was not referencing roof cement or tar, but roof sealant (polyurethane roof sealant). this would be a long lasting repair for minor holes, for larger holes or cracks epoxy injection.

— On the neighbor message New Gas Line, now basement leaks
2:04 p.m.

really need some more details, can you tell if the leak is coming from the wall or the floor?

can you see the pipe in the concrete wall or is the wall finished?

I would definitely call peoples gas customer service to report the issue and see what they say, you want to make sure they have the report on file.

— On the neighbor message New Gas Line, now basement leaks
1:34 a.m.

You can do it from the inside, pushing the caulk out. I would use roof sealant that they sell in the caulk tubes.

— On the neighbor message New Gas Line, now basement leaks
9:06 p.m.

Had seened

— On the neighbor message Gummi Bears
7:36 p.m.

i think the term kids being kids is subjective. it really depends if you did that stuff as a kid or knew someone that did.

you have people that are more accepting of those behaviors because they did or knew someone that did those things and they have an opinion of that person, that person may have been an otherwise good person "going thru a phase" that turned out fine.

then you have people that never did that kind of stuff as a kid and those they knew that did that stuff turned out bad.

there was one night around 3am they knocked over all the garbage cans in my alley and I was talking to a newer neighbor about it and he said, probably kids, "kids will be kids" ... my first thought was what does that even mean, I never did that as a kid, I don't understand, kids must be defective.

I think that trey's opinion that they were not gang bangers should hold just as much water as if he thinks they were, he is sharing information and that is good.

the main point that I believe trey was trying to make is that he did not feel threatened by them and he was not going to let a couple of punk kids get him all upset and bent out of shape.

i don't think graffiti is acceptable, gang or no gang. maybe hang some slingshot brochures on any of the garages that have been tagged.

11:22 a.m.

if I was going to go that route I would go with the 26 lb single bear, yeah its real.

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

— On the neighbor message Gummi Bears
11:27 p.m.

@kelli,

some people are simply allergic or sensitive to certain chemicals that create fragrance.

I grew up as a kid helping my mom clean, I would pledge the coffee table til I could see my face in it (probably using half the can on a small table), clean the floors with pine sol, bathroom with bleach and after emptying the trash we always gave it a douse of original Lysol, not that it smelled it was more to sanitize everything. I remember the chemical smell being strong at times, but it was about helping mom and overtime it did not bother me.

I am not sure how many kids are exposed to cleaning at a young age now days and wonder if that has something to do with the sensitivity when people get older, if you were never exposed to something while young and then are exposed to it when your older that may be part of the reason, unless you are truly allergic to the substance.

I think what randy is saying is that, if you are a business and don't sell the fragrance, you should try to abstain from having fragrances in the business and if products used to maintain facilities be fragrance free.

— On the neighbor message Smoke and Fragrance Free Zone?
11:08 p.m.

so I was out and about today and ate at herm's palace. as I looked at one of the menu boards I thought of this thread, so I took a picture of it.

http://imgur.com/tgZTpvp

— On the neighbor message Truth
10:43 p.m.

good pic, looks good,

are they serving the full menu now?

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

also, I did not see braised pork on the menu, was that a daily special?

— On the neighbor message Delicious dinner at 6 Corners Bistro
10:05 p.m.

now every time I see randy, I am going to picture him as a gummi bear, by the way in the store today I seen this.

http://imgur.com/B1Yr6jr

6 pounds

— On the neighbor message Gummi Bears
9:18 p.m.

I do have some vintage jovan musk 2 in black bottIe, I break out on rare occasion.

— On the neighbor message Smoke and Fragrance Free Zone?
7:42 p.m.

interesting, I never knew it was such an issue

http://thinkbeforeyoustink.com/howtogofragrancefree.html

http://invisibledisabilities.org/educate/chemicalsensitivities/fragrancefreezone/

I personally have no issues with scents, I guess I would be in trouble with those sensitive to scents... I like the smell of my dial gold, my hair smelling rainforest fresh, my antiperspirant smelling fresh scent, my clothes smelling outdoor fresh, and then the occasional cologne or body spray. then sometimes my jacket would get a couple blast of fresh linen fabric freshener.

— On the neighbor message Smoke and Fragrance Free Zone?
6:12 p.m.

I remember a time when I was a kid, like 12 or so, I was hanging out with a bunch of friends much older then me and they caught a guy spraying graffiti on one of the friend's parents garages. they grabbed the kid and spray painted his hair with the paint he used on the garage and told him to never come back.

when my friends went to clean off the graffiti off the garage, his dad came out and asked what happened to the garage, he said don't worry dad , we will clean this up, this it just happened and we seen the guy. the dad asked what did he look like and my friend responded, some weirdo with blue hair.... we told him not to come back again.

not condoning anything like that, but thought I would share the story.

9:29 p.m.

I usually avoid sugar, but when I want to kill myself a bit I go with the sour brite crawlers, sugar free red bull combo.

— On the neighbor message Gummi Bears
11:37 p.m.

rite

— On the neighbor message Moving into the area
11:27 p.m.

i have been going here for years, they are very good.

http://www.callero.com
Callero & Callero LLP
7800 N. Milwaukee Ave
Niles, IL, 60714

Phone: (847) 966-2040
Fax: (847) 966-2179

info@callero.com

— On the neighbor message Looking for an accountant
11:20 p.m.

For those that have a cents of humor

— On the neighbor message Moving into the area
3:58 p.m.

I was being sarcastic in not "understranding"

— On the neighbor message Moving into the area
3:47 p.m.

weather permitting, randy usually announces, event is every 3rd Friday of the month 5pm til 9 located at the benches on lamon and irving park.

other business are welcome to donate coupons, flyers, gift cards for the event.

— On the neighbor message question please????
12:40 p.m.

yes

— On the neighbor message question please????
11:34 a.m.

@ddpwl,

I don't understrand

— On the neighbor message Moving into the area
11:19 a.m.

ok, so guys and girls if you stop in and go, post a pic of the food and a review if you can.

— On the neighbor message Six Corners Bistro
11:17 a.m.

come to the parklet pop up on third Fridays. you might at least be able to pass out or leave some catalogs. maybe even sell some stuff.

— On the neighbor message question please????
11:08 a.m.

the biggest problem is parents are too busy working long hours or too tired when they get home to spend 3 hours of quality time with students doing homework and helping their kids develop good study habits. some have more children then they can handle and a stern "you better do good in school and listen to the teacher" is all some get.

most students need help with homework, but are too scared to ask.... the parents that are more involved will tell you it goes along way.

— On the neighbor message Ald Arena pushes for an elected school board
2:25 a.m.

@Jackson300,

can you give any details of the dog such as color or type of dog or post a pic?

it might be easier for others to identify or they may know of a neighbor that has a dog that meets that description and check with them.

also, if you are able to take it to a animal hospital in the area, they can scan the dog and see if the dog is chipped.

— On the neighbor message Lost dog!!
12:22 a.m.

@ddpwl,

its a real dog, not a hot dog

— On the neighbor message Lost dog!!
12:17 a.m.

@ddpwl, did you eat there or are you going to give it 3 months

— On the neighbor message Six Corners Bistro
12:08 a.m.

what time do they close?

— On the neighbor message Six Corners Bistro
11:59 p.m.

Maybe pattymelt would like it.

7:24 p.m.

i had a double cheeseburger from hot dog express today with bacon and I would do it again.

— On the neighbor message Truth
9:27 p.m.

@ddpwl,

the issue with more apartments is increased congestion and less families, traffic is bad enough.

also, some people look at the area as a nice place to raise a family, and more apartments tend to attract more singles, not that there is anything wrong, but there has to be a balance and there are always exceptions to the rule.

to some it is nostalgic to live in an area of single family homes with long term home owners, there is a nice tight knit community feeling. both my neighbors been here 10+ more years then me and it is comforting to know. next to me there is an apartment building that cycled through a lot of tenants (some good some not so).

— On the neighbor message Chipolte Parking
8:11 p.m.

nikoniko,

the problem with all those people saying that people won't take their cars and would walk and bike to places are wrong, its wishful thinking, they feel that if they say it and they create the environment that fosters it that they can coerce people to conform. they are trying to change the way people operate in their environment by changing the environment. maybe over time this will work, but in the interim its just going to make people upset.

also, I think they should make streets safer first too, there are more pedestrians getting mugged then anyone else, and they want to encourage more people to walk to places? get the crime in line first.

— On the neighbor message Chipolte Parking
midnight

you would just need a big hat to go with it and maybe some nice turquoise and silver jewelry.

9:19 p.m.

@ 6 cornered, can you see from your window?

I seen the furniture being delivered they were parked in front of mr sub

did you happen to grab a menu?

— On the neighbor message Six Corners Bistro to Open This Friday!
8:49 p.m.

go for some magnum or bates combats, salomon or timberland pros.

8:47 p.m.

brian eno sounds like new wave funeral parlor music, not my speed.

8:16 p.m.

i don't even give these things that much thought.

noon

is it possible they have a permit for parking cars on that part of the walk? I would contact the aldermans office, you can email the pictures to the office and then update us on what the alderman says.

— On the neighbor message Sidewalks are for people not automobiles
10:38 a.m.

i went to he link, here is what is says

This comment has been removed by EveryBlock staff because it contains inappropriate content.

if you tell me how to do a screen shot with no sign ups, I will screen shot and post it. it shows both from my cell and home computer.

maybe for some reason it is not showing on "your" device, be it because of the device or every block.

10:27 a.m.

Less children,the poor economy, and less people believing in god.

— On the neighbor message St. Cornelius Needs Your Help to Remain Open
10:07 a.m.

@ddpwlw, the place holder is there, either everyblock is messing with you, your computer/device is defective or you might want to check out the optometrist thread

10:02 a.m.

just kidding, reddit is not bad

11:39 p.m.

maybe everyblock removed it

— On the neighbor message Hey, where did my bus shelter go?
10:55 p.m.

looks like a chunk of them are staged for service to go in the garage by the service tickets hanging from the rearview mirrors.

if I was a customer I would not want my car parked on the sidewalk where people passing by may damage it.

maybe they need to designate a parking area for cars requiring service

— On the neighbor message Sidewalks are for people not automobiles
10:49 p.m.

Dr. Cee Yoo Laider, Dr. Otto Focus, Dr. Anita Specs, or there is that transformer robot, I think his name is optometrist prime.

— On the neighbor message Optometrist in neighborhood
11:16 p.m.

they broke my water pipe main going into the house.... I had a moat for awhile until the water people came and fixed it.

— On the neighbor message Thanks, Peoples Gas.
8:59 p.m.

honestly, I would unplug it for about 10 minutes, plug it back in and hit it or give it a good shove when it turns on.

usually my first step in fixing something. some times something just has its way of being knocked back into working order..... yes, I am serious.

worth a shot

— On the neighbor message Recommendation for refrigerator repair please
8:55 p.m.

if that is the case, you need to eat a better burrito.

I have been thinking of making my own someday like an inacitivito burrito

maybe your daily requirements are different, perhaps you can try making a brisket burrito

8:26 p.m.

try the feed back box at the bottom of the center of this page, where it says
"feedback and support"

8:17 p.m.

"owner of a Northwest side hobby shop sign on his door warning those that wear colognes, perfumes or other noticeable artificial scents they will be turned away."

can he legally turn people away?

I never heard of anything like that, I would think he would be able to ask people to leave, but I would question the legality.

"you smell like brut", no hobbies for you... come back 1 year!

— On the neighbor message Smoke and Fragrance Free Zone?
4:13 p.m.

Spanish bowling or the virus?

3:34 p.m.

@randy, I disagree, the post addresses some hunger, if you are the kind enough to give a steak burrito someone that is homeless, at least you know you are giving them a good one, and lastly at the time someone is eating a good steak burrito it is hard to be too mental or depressed, maybe after, but usually not during.

3:32 p.m.

correction hepa, not heap (darn auto correct)

— On the neighbor message Smoke and Fragrance Free Zone?
2:51 p.m.

how about businesses and restaurants post on their windows that they have air filters that are certified to meet the heap standard for clean air quality?

or there is also a certification that places could get I believe from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

http://www.asthmaandallergyfriendly.com/

they can also state on the door that they use only certified products.

thinking about it more, I can see Joanie's point if it applies entirely to the business. I am going to guess that somehow, things may have been perceived out of context.

ie. the business would be fragrance free and allergen and toxin free, but would not ban customers if they have deodorant on.

— On the neighbor message Smoke and Fragrance Free Zone?
2:50 p.m.

conference call, party line?

8:41 a.m.

vaping is a form of smoking and it is smoking that is banned.

what about restrooms? most restaurants, and other places have those chemical deodorants in the restrooms with spray or evaporative format.

— On the neighbor message Smoke and Fragrance Free Zone?
5:14 a.m.

I calculated it on the cub site and save a few bucks by staying with com ed, so I switched back awhile ago. I figure if this whole mess did not start, I would have stayed with comm ed anyway.

11:17 p.m.

They kill odors

— On the neighbor message Smoke and Fragrance Free Zone?
10:29 p.m.

I am used to the cubby's losing, but this is the first I heard a cubby was lost.

— On the neighbor message Found a white dog named Cubby
9:11 p.m.

alright flashback

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siMFORx8uO8

— On the neighbor message Lost Dog
6:39 p.m.

I don't like mustard, I like my hotdog with ketchup, sport peppers and pickle.

i am not a conformist.

— On the neighbor message Chipotle
6:36 p.m.

yeah, joanie... I miss that taco bell drive thru too. the thing is I thought it was one of the better taco bells too.

the taco bell on harlem is ok, but the one at Skokie blvd is better, but I have not been to a taco bell in awhile.

5:15 p.m.

どうもありがとう

— On the neighbor message The Troll Is Laughing at You
4:45 p.m.

reminds me of two dogs, one was named timex and one rolex.

when I asked why they would name their dogs timex and rolex they told me, it was because they were "watch dogs".

— On the neighbor message The Troll Is Laughing at You
5:12 a.m.

the patio also has a good variety of foods on the menu that can accommodate a lot of different people, from fish to beefs to chicken and salads. it may not be "high end" bbq, but I believe middle of the road restaurants have their place.

there will always be better places, but there are times you have to look for what would be the best fit for the neighborhood.

there may be a hundred places that sell better coffee than dunkin doughnuts, but they fit a need of many in the community and will continue to do so.

I would like to see a portillo's closer too, an area in jeff park would probably be ideal around northwest highway and foster, maybe.

— On the neighbor message Chipotle
5:11 a.m.

could this be it? I think they are relatively new

http://www.yelp.com/biz/el-taco-feliz-taqueria-chicago

other references for burritos below

http://chicago.everyblock.com/talk/sep29-steak-burritos-whos-got-best-around-portage-park-6416829/

— On the neighbor message Mexican restaurant?
9:09 p.m.

lf we can have a chipotle, we can have a patio

— On the neighbor message Chipotle
9:01 p.m.

i just want a patio

http://www.patioribs.com/

I think the business would make a killing with a spot around here, be perfect at cicero and Byron.

— On the neighbor message Chipotle
8:16 p.m.

@chris, a good way to meet neighbors that are near by you, like me.

and to put your mind at ease that is randy's typical strolling route, you have nothing to worry about him being suspiciously close to your house. it is more of a coincidence.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2d4wPaBNryA

— On the neighbor message Prefall 2014
7:30 p.m.

10/03/14 4:40am

— On the neighbor message everyblock test
4:41 a.m.

12:18am

— On the neighbor message everyblock test
12:17 a.m.

@laura, you on a computer or device?

— On the neighbor message everyblock test
11:03 p.m.

What kind?

— On the neighbor message everyblock test
10:44 p.m.

Went to la palapita today

Super burrito

Imgur.com/LVa37zr,KlIcuUW#1

10:19 p.m.

Blue t shirt, blue jeans, black shoes. You?

— On the neighbor message everyblock test
10:07 p.m.

Like your not? We are the only ones here

— On the neighbor message everyblock test
9:41 p.m.

10/02/14 9:02pm

— On the neighbor message everyblock test
9:02 p.m.

@althea, are you on a phone or other device or a pc?

— On the neighbor message everyblock test
8:25 p.m.

Hey , someone is here

— On the neighbor message everyblock test
8:23 p.m.

10/2/2014 8:18 pm

— On the neighbor message everyblock test
8:18 p.m.

Testing 123

— On the neighbor message Prefall 2014
7:06 p.m.

I am pretty sure he is south of irving.

— On the neighbor message Prefall 2014
4:58 p.m.

noip?

http://acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/NOIP

— On the neighbor message Prefall 2014
2:03 p.m.

@chris, if you are that close, did you know about the parklet pop ups on third Fridays of the month?

— On the neighbor message Prefall 2014
12:51 p.m.

it is a dog eat dog world

— On the neighbor message The NEW PetSmart at 6Corners is now hiring.
1:13 a.m.

Behind the Scenes with William Bell and Snoop Dogg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPsD7SlURJY

— On the neighbor message Portage Theater schedule
1:03 a.m.

I always wondered and not sure if anyone could answer, but....

it is pretty common for us in America to say "do you want to get Chinese food?"

now in china when people go to Mc Donald's or something do they say

"do you want to get American food?"

— On the neighbor message Chipotle
12:45 a.m.

you can bookmark it on your android, then go to your bookmarks, click the menu key and add it to your home screen. been doing that since every block reloaded, works perfect. never an issue.

http://imgur.com/RcIH4n3,bCkUZX4,uGMhGG5,SLj7DPA,gCc2Zd8#0

— On the neighbor message Is their a Android app for EB?
12:32 a.m.

thanks everyone, looks like I have a few places to try. I just wanted to know if there was something close by that I can pick up a good steak burrito that was closer than my usual spot.

for the record, I think the burritos at el gordo are good quality taste, tortillas, etc. but it is a little out of the way.

on the way home I gave chipotle a try and what I got was a small burrito for about the same price of a larger one that i am used to at el gordo with beans and rice. if anyone is by el gordo, I would recommend trying them.

now, I am sure there are still going to be times in which chipotle is the most convenient at a specific time and I will still keep them open as a late night option.

11:41 p.m.

@chris,

maybe it's spoons for rent

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

— On the neighbor message Austin & Irving
9:09 p.m.

2) i don't plan on fixing it now, but want to have options when/if it leaks.

3)not planning on it but if worse comes to worse I will bring the bbq grill in the living room (j.k. lol)

4) I rarely gamble but I usually lose when I do. also, if something could go wrong at a specific time and place it will.

— On the neighbor message HVAC/Radiator Work
8:20 p.m.

@chris,

it is always best to be prepared, that is why we have fire drills, disaster drills and active shooter drills for school faculty and such things. even thou it does not cover all situations, drills and role play does help.

in my home I have fire extingishers just to be prepared and it is not because I live my life in fear, but had a situation once where I did not have a fire extinguisher and needed one.

you don't have to role play it physically, just go through the steps in your mind.

just because you prepare for something does not mean that you live your life in fear.

— On the neighbor message Whats going on?
7:01 p.m.

so all this talk is great, but what would you do in a real life situation?

Ie. you come home and someone is in your house. what is the first thing you do?

call 911? see if your gun is there? what if they have it?

Ie.2 you wake up in your pajamas and you think you hear someone in the house?

have you role played? are you prepared to react quickly and responsibly to these situations?

— On the neighbor message Whats going on?
2:46 p.m.

the jury is still out, technically there is not supposed to be any advertising and some people will tell you, and some people do not mind. I am the one that really does not mind as I would like to know what businesses are in my community.

so technically advertising is to persuade to business, so without persuasion.

what is your business?

just state what kinda business it is and then if people want to ask questions from there you are answering questions and not technically "advertising".

— On the neighbor message Family Owned Business
11:15 a.m.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcvtsVla1TY

— On the neighbor message Toxic Water
12:52 a.m.

I think bill the engineer got one of these mobility scooters on order for down the road.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1z43muPetNc

— On the neighbor message Techie or techie wannabees?
6:57 p.m.

how bout a divvy hoverounds, you can even go to the grand canyon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GWZp1U2iS4

— On the neighbor message Techie or techie wannabees?
5:37 p.m.

which one is Addison and which one is Narragansett, great names for dogs by the way.

— On the neighbor message Found dog Addison and Narragansett
5:30 p.m.

if I needed help my first instinct would be to yell for help in front of the houses most likely neighbors would come out to see what the yelling is about, second step would be setting off car alarms or there is the stand in the middle of their street and wave someone down.

— On the neighbor message Banging on the window
5:29 p.m.

@spamalert,

agree a lot of good information, both from you and bob.

I think most of your original questions could have been mostly answered in one word answers.

however, bob attempted to answer some them in paragraph format that was not all inclusive and led to more questioning. I would agree if bob was more brief and direct with his answers, it would have not got to this point.

bob answered that he does not have the 501c but applied for it, i don't know if it matters that an other person said they had it, i think that is something with them, maybe they were confused about it, at least bob is forthcoming with that.

I think that you asking the origin of the name slingshots then before giving bob a chance to answer probably was kinda like condemning the name before finding out the origin behind why the center chose it. I personally am not that crazy about the name either, and that is my opinion.

I just think that sometimes people get off on a bad start and it is hard to move on from there. I think the only way to get the answers that people have the right to know is to start over.

or keep it super simple and clear for everyone, ask direct or yes or no questions and keep it to like 5 at a time just to make it easier.

i agree that these are easy questions for any organization to answer and appreciate your inquiring for the community and raising the awareness of the center but i think bob may be under the impression that you are looking for a debate more than answers.

so to bob, i think spam alert has some legitimate questions maybe take some time before answering and be brief and to the point. no matter what all these comments keep your post at the top and provides accurate information to those interested in the organization

so i can we start over?

spam? bob?

a reminder that this post is about donations so lets try to focus on that part first and if we need to start another thread about other aspects of the organization, maybe a new post is needed.

1:37 a.m.

there is a lot of crime. maybe not so much if you compare to like Englewood or something.

statically it is a safer neighborhood, meaning other areas are worse even, but i am not really comforted by that.

i read the crime reports and the list robberies, burglaries, car thefts etc. and even thou it may be statistically low it is still too high for me.

why do i think it is too high? because i believe that there is more good people in portage park then bad and that is a big reason why crime is lower. i feel we deserve better protection.

it is a matter of time before someone that is good will take justice into their own hands to protect themselves or their family and probably be the one to be arrested for it because they ended up taking out a career criminal.

you will have individuals that will say it is safe and maybe they have not been a victim or were a victim of something simple or easily replaceable. that or they will rationalize it with statistics of crime is less then 1970 or something, but is that really ok? how much is acceptable? maybe they have not had family members or friend go though being the victim of a crime that crippled them in some way.

but, then you have those that have been victims which it really hurt them financially or mentally and or others they know. they believe that even thou statistically and compare to everywhere else crime is low here, it should not be acceptable and things need to be done to make things better.

if people stop calling police because of the fear they won't respond, what is going to happen? either another victim or someone taking the law in their own hands.

— On the neighbor message Whats going on?
12:28 a.m.

i will try to best politically rephrase.

I saw a group of suspicious adolescents walking through the (specific) area around (time).

they are (specific behavior, like loitering, looking around like something is going to happen, etc)

so everyone please be alert if you are in the area.

— On the neighbor message Be Safe
12:02 a.m.

@spamalert,

I think what dunning neighbor is suggesting is that it may be better to take the conversation offline and stop by to get the information, that way the information can be provided in a single session. then if you choose you can post what you find out after clarification. it seems like there may be some barriers on the back and forth comments which may be easier to breakdown in person.

11:53 p.m.

oh no dude flashback

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbLhHtaVIO4

11:44 p.m.

so bottom line what can you do?

open at your own risk.

get one of those glass security doors with a dead bolt, you can talk though the door without opening it.

you can get an door intercom

http://mytinyurl.com/68yvsh6vh3

a peep hole or security camera that you can view from your tv or monitor

you can run out the back door and run around front and as you walk by say that I think they are not home, then see where the person goes and then go back around back or sit on your neighbors porch to pretend you live there and see if they solicit you and what they are about. if you see them back again or notice anything suspicious call the cops.

you can just wait it out and until they leave

— On the neighbor message Banging on the window
11:16 p.m.

@portage porker, I think that is the first repair shop I seen that offers 2 year , 24,000 mile warranty on repairs.

— On the neighbor message Mechanic
10:42 a.m.

@randy, omg.. real people flashback

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qglq8IA0m6U

12:53 a.m.

Driving a bike with no brakes on the street is negligent, he seen her and would have been able to stop if his bike had proper brakes

— On the neighbor message Will this be Chicago mother's Fate?
10:44 a.m.

@nikki, I went to st andrews for 4 years, then transferred to hamilton down the street. Hamilton was pretty brutal with gangs at the time.

— On the neighbor message Living in Portage Park
10:32 a.m.

ok, I read it 4 times and still not sure what it means. can a "techie" translate or put in layman's terms?

all I get is highlighting an event for people to have access to watch snails to nominate for two hours so they can stay busy in the neighborhood.

— On the neighbor message Techie or techie wannabees?
1:49 a.m.

@everyblock neighbor,

similar to gary, from Lakeview (Addison/Ashland), moved to portage park 11 years ago.

pros- nice neighbors and people (there are a lot of really good people that live in portage park), centrally located in Chicago, close to parks, public transportation, highways and now more businesses and restaurants.

cons-some homes have issues with sewer back-ups during heavy rains, drug dealing (but has gotten a lot better in last two years). lot of auto thefts, catalytic converter thefts, and muggings, home burglaries from crime reports, but statistically safer then other neighborhoods.

where in portage park are you moving? list main streets so we can let you know what is in your proximity.

— On the neighbor message Living in Portage Park
1:33 a.m.

come to think of it.... anyone ever see a gang member in a Metallica or Iron Maiden t-shirt?

— On the neighbor message Be Safe
1:07 a.m.

well, for those recently reunited is there anything that you felt particularly helpful in locating your dog?

12:53 a.m.

just to put this in terms I can understand, if you make a donation now, it would not be tax deductible, but after the status 501 thing goes through than any donations would be?

12:49 a.m.

Can you tie a tow rope tightly around the bottom and yank them out with your car or are they really big?

— On the neighbor message Tree/shrub removal
11:33 a.m.

@portage parker 46,

show him the picture http://imgur.com/XeYXqjR

there is no iron on the top side of the valve (that is the piece that broke off), it is all epoxy.

— On the neighbor message HVAC/Radiator Work
11:16 a.m.

@david, I think taking American flags is un-American. taking away a symbol of good is clear disrespect. if these people disrespect the American flag and what it stands for who knows what they are capable of. I don't know a whole lot of things, but I am sure if the American flag goes missing from the white house they don't say, hey that was annoying and rude, I would say they feel a little unsafe.

"I pledge allegiance to the FLAG"

star spangled banner would not be the same if the flag was not there

— On the neighbor message Prowler on Leclaire Ave.
10:19 a.m.

@portage parker 46, yeah, probably going to stick with plan d for now unless something happens. the tricky thing about it is, it is not a simple drill and tap. the iron on the top part of the threads broke off (the whole piece) so I have about an inch of open thread on the bottom and nothing on top, I would have to fill with something.

— On the neighbor message HVAC/Radiator Work
10:04 a.m.

@portage parker 46,

thanks for the vote of confidence.... lol

someone that grew up reading popular mechanics encyclopedias would know exactly what to do...

at least ponder it, i am sure your wisdom can think of something.

do or die situation, if it was you and had to fix it (only repair it) what would you do?

i have time, it has been 5 years, i will fix it when/if it starts to leak bad. just thought I'd get ideas if anyone had a similar situation with repairing iron.

— On the neighbor message HVAC/Radiator Work
11:40 p.m.

yeah, my life is like a bad movie... I lived it and still don't believe it.

— On the neighbor message Who else has city chickens?
11:17 p.m.

yeah, and don't use those auto bleeders, mine lasted a couple years and then started to fail and leak then when I went to take one of them out to put the regular bleeders it broke the threads off the radiator to hold the bleeder. not just stripping the thread but chipping the whole top piece. I had to make a quick fix with marine epoxy 5 years ago and it is still holding, but it is a matter of time as there is rust forming between the epoxy and the radiator.

I have a tapper tap specific to the bleeder so I may attempt to put a weld down and drill and tap, but knowing my luck I will set the house on fire. maybe I will cut it out, remove rust with like evaporust, zinc coat or something then re-epoxy, drill and tap.

unless anyone else has some better or cheaper ideas, and I don't want to go the used radiator route.

http://imgur.com/XeYXqjR

— On the neighbor message HVAC/Radiator Work
9:41 p.m.

first time flashback

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHDy_b33cCQ

— On the neighbor message first time
6:23 p.m.

@only me, ok here he is:

http://mytinyurl.com/935d27fdcj

9:31 p.m.

good job Benjamin!

7:41 p.m.

i am sure that the 3d puzzle that bella has is based off the actual sears tower when sears owned it.

is probably labeled on the box sears tower.

basically a model of the tower when sears owned it.

the 3 d puzzle would then still properly be referred to as sears tower puzzle.

11:23 a.m.

@ dave, the leak should not make a difference to their bill since if they don't have a meter, they have a flat rate and if they do, it is before the meter so it won't count toward the bill.

— On the neighbor message Tree falling against lamp post hazard
9:54 p.m.

good to see you randy and company

good thing there were no fires..... randy was the only one with a bucket

— On the neighbor message Bucket Up In The Parklet
11:56 p.m.

or play dumb on the phone.

tell them to hold on, be abrupt and talk fast

who is this again?

roger

there is no roger here, you got the wrong number

click

— On the neighbor message Anybody else get a call from a phoney roofer?
11:51 p.m.

some people do a day, but most do a weekend or a couple days, put good prices to sell through from the start, this way you are not putting out the same stuff out year after year. keep in mind most stores have 50 and 75% off sales so go lower on prices than that unless the stuff is like super mint or rare. the disadvantage is you need to have the right person looking at it to buy it at your specific garage sale on your specific day and you don't always get that. but you might just get someone to take a gamble and buy it for someone else if the price is right. remember people that shop garage sales are looking for a bargain, cheaper than clearance stuff at stores.

think of it this way with some of the items, you had them, used them and now don't need them, the price you paid is like you rented them, got your use out of them now you just want to get rid of them and make something. remember if you don't want them there is a chance that someone will want them if they got a deal. I have been to some garage sales and see things that I can get at a store on clearance and new for less.

I went to a garage sale once and there was this heavy duty solid rusty heavy crowbar, I asked how much and the guy said $40, I told him I would give him $20 for it. he said well, it's pretty old... no $40 or no deal... I bet he still has it.

give a discount if they buy more things, like if you buy 5 things, you get 10% off. all things that would get them to buy more. get rid of the stuff.

remember you are not only selling items, but there is a value to the space you will have with the stuff you don't have to deal with anymore (think of what you would pay to have the space and not having to think of all these items in the back of your head)

for those scrap 1 and 2 dollar retail items that you want to get rid of take a bin and put them in there and say that they can grab one of those items free with a $10 or more purchase, another way to get rid of more rinky dink stuff.

— On the neighbor message Garage Sale 101?
5:55 p.m.

@Dennis the link itself says:

"Jefferson park home robbed at gunpoint"

then the title says home invasion, in which is illegal usually forceful entry of a occupied home.

I would gather that someone went to the door, opened it and were robbed at gun point or a method of force entry was committed and occupants held at gunpoint.

for someone to know they were armed they would have to had seen them armed, probably the occupants at gun point.

— On the neighbor message Armed home invasion at Jefferson Park
11:29 p.m.

omg, getting old... delayed flashback.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWg_g7-sIn0

— On the neighbor message model rocket launch site?
3:15 p.m.

i am sure they will serve you regardless of if your name was margarita or not.

— On the neighbor message La Margarita Mexican Restaurant - YUM!
11:33 p.m.

3 times fast if you dare

"real rear wheel"

some can't even say it once

— On the neighbor message Where You From?
7:37 p.m.

you are supposed to have a permit, you can get it at the alderman's office.

then post some of the key items

neon signs are good, but remember to take them down

— On the neighbor message Garage Sale 101?
1:55 p.m.

i always wanted to do one of those, ir you get a chance take some pics

— On the neighbor message model rocket launch site?
10:28 a.m.

@joanie,

most craftsman tools used to be made in the usa, now most are made overseas. the lifetime warranty is not a big selling point as places like harbor freight and lowes offer similar warranties on their hand tool brands. actually more tool brands offer a warranty, but must be sent in.

in the old days I would break a socket go to sears and get another one right away. the last two times I went they were out of stock. I think one socket was a 13mm and the other a 1/2 to 3/8 adaptor. they had to order it online to take care of the warranty and it was shipped to me, but I needed the tools to finish the project. the 13mm I borrowed from a neighbor and the adaptor I got at harbor freight. my neighbor had a 1/2 socket break, same thing happened we walked over there, they did not have it and ordered it online and mailed it to him.

I do like Kenmore and have a dishwasher that washes good, but the panel started coming apart after the warranty, you can't just buy the stick on panel part, it is the whole assembly for about $150, it will just have to look the way it does til it dies.
Kenmore is not what it used to be thou.

I used to shop for clothing at sears, but not so much anymore. I got some great long sleeve shirts last winter that was on clearance and used my shop your way points.

sometimes they will have a sale plus a % off for ordering online that you can pick up in store and use your rewards points. I ended up getting a craftsman pole saw for like $14.

— On the neighbor message Sears won't survive past 2016?
10:27 a.m.

but, german shepards are police dogs.....then again maybe that is why they are third on the list.

8:31 a.m.

emerald ask borer? it evolved

— On the neighbor message More trees gone in Portage Park.
12:43 a.m.

sears has an extensive online selection, if they can only provide a competitive price and a ship to store option, that may keep them alive. they are not properly marketing their offerings and need to maximize online means of ship to store, ship from store, buy online pick up in store, buy on line ship to home. etc.

they should partner with google as google has a shopping service in which google will set up an area in a store backroom gather online orders and have a messenger service deliver the same day.

they need to revive the sears catalog on an online format and go back to their roots of unique offerings and have at least some made in usa tools.

they need to stick to the basics on some things and their clothing has to be "tailored" to their target market.

a lot of things that used to make them unique in the past, they have become more mainstream and now you can get just about anything anywhere else. they need to be different, like they were, they need to become a destination again.

— On the neighbor message Sears won't survive past 2016?
11:52 p.m.

all yeah, flashback time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UlhLd76IzQ

— On the neighbor message Perkolator opens in Regulus' Location
11:07 p.m.

@ppmegan26,

just like you, just asking a question... take a breath, I am not an enemy

"is that a problem?" well, only if you think it is enough to ask, but I have no problem.

sorry, if you thought I was grilling you. your reading too much into it.

nothing wrong with trying to get to know new posters a little better, it establishes their character and we all are supposed to be neighborly.

I personally have lived in portage park for about 11 years

— On the neighbor message thetruthaboutjohnarena.com?
11:31 a.m.

@Jason, my steak was fine, but could have used more seasoning, is that what your referring to?

— On the neighbor message La Margarita Mexican Restaurant - YUM!
12:17 a.m.

you were told by a neighbor, decided to create an every block account and your first post is about a controversial anti-arena site?

how long have you been in portage park?

well, here is some info about john, you can sign up for email newsletters at:

http://ward45.org/

here is his face book page

https://www.facebook.com/Arenafor45

He holds ward nights Tuesday 5 p.m. - 7 p.m, you can go speak to him in person one on one for any concerns.

speak to more people in the neighborhood, some will say good things some bad, but it is ultimately up to your judge of character and seeing if the progress that has been made is the progress you want to continue or do you want to progress in another direction.

— On the neighbor message thetruthaboutjohnarena.com?
12:16 a.m.

@jac, thanks, that clears it up.

i was thinking that they were doing it based off complaints and putting the monitors in to see if they can reduce the frequency and or what effects small changes in flight path would make.

— On the neighbor message O'Hare Must Be A Good Neighbor
11:27 a.m.

i don't like the people that walk extra slow and leer at you, even thou you are stopping for them, they are almost tempting you to hit them..... maybe its just me.

just cross the street normally for god sake.

on a separate note today i was going down Lawrence and there were two ladies that ran up to the crosswalk, i braked hard and waved for them to go, they just looked at me. i was the only car there on either side. i kept waving... i put the car in park. they decided to cross. i think they were so surprised i stopped they did not know what to do.

i agree with speed being relative, some people will do 40 on Irving and drive safely, and then you have some people weaving in out and hitting 50 in the stretch.

almost 100% of the time i cross a busy street at a light, and i am still careful. i cross quickly and wave at any cars that maybe waiting.

i don't understand jaywalking, i think it is a risk and in areas of high jaywalking they should do crackdowns and write tickets... it is for public safety.

dmv says punish people that don't obey the rules, well breaking the rule of jaywalking can be punishable by death.

sometimes i am focused on the road in front of me and even when even doing the speed limit it is hard to identify if there is someone at a specific crosswalk to cross due to trees, parked cars etc,. i think by the time some drivers see them, the driver figures it is too late and maybe safer for the driver to drive pass then to slam on the brakes for the people on the corner that may or may not cross. there have been times i stopped for people and they are just standing on the corner facing the street being defective.

i think they should pass the law that you can only cross busy streets at lights, but if they want to make exceptions i think they need to put a stop sign that lights up when they push a button to cross, may be the cheapest solution, can be solar powered etc.

— On the neighbor message Speed Cameras
9:53 p.m.

@jac,

what will they do with the results of these noise monitors?

how will this data be used to make change?

then do you know if they measure noise or time of noise or both?

— On the neighbor message O'Hare Must Be A Good Neighbor
5:17 p.m.

@chris, don't say that or they will come up with my biggest fear.

the combination red light/speed camera.

that way if you speed up to make the light you won't get the red light ticket, but you will get the speeding ticket. if you drive too slow you won't get the speeding ticket, but may get the red light ticket....

then if your timing is completely off you can get both a red light ticket and a speed camera ticket.

— On the neighbor message Speed Cameras
5:13 p.m.

I have a love hate with speed cameras, I don't like them because the rich people can speed right thru and just pay the fine with no worries. on the plus side it does help some people slow down.
I have never got a speed camara ticket, so it does not bother me

— On the neighbor message Speed Cameras
1:22 p.m.

@sam, broken sewage pipe, basement full of sewage... I will stop complaining now.

@ pattymelt, ouch, I wonder if he used any hot water, sand in the hot water heater can't be good.

well, just to let everyone know check your parkway if they are doing gas line work. you would not want the leak to get out of control when freezing temperatures come.

— On the neighbor message Peoples Gas work (photo)
11:32 p.m.

i would like to know if anyone had water problems? after peoples gas dug a hole, they created a leak in the water pipe in the parkway.

I have contacted both water and gas departments

the water department came out once at 2am looked at it and left.

a rep from peoples gas said that where the water pipe is leaking, the pipe supposed to be 58 inches away from the other pipe and it was only 40. he also said that It was an issue on a few of the blocks they did.

did anyone else have water issues because of the gas department?

— On the neighbor message Peoples Gas work (photo)
noon

shilas is good and nice, you can tell when people care. hope they start closing later and a dinner menu.

11 p.m.

correction: -it

— On the neighbor message O'Hare Must Be A Good Neighbor
5:48 p.m.

@alderman john arena,

since you attended the meetings can you let us know:

what is the purpose of the noise monitor?

does this monitor the times of the noise or level of noise or both?

how will the results of these monitors it have an impact?

— On the neighbor message O'Hare Must Be A Good Neighbor
5:45 p.m.

I'd stick with the dead ferret

dead squirrel is pretty lame

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLIdiq4lsxw

— On the neighbor message We Fix Cracked Screens!!
10:02 p.m.

@spamalert, if someone had a dead ferret business in the neighborhood, I would like to know where it is to avoid going by it.

here is some dead ferret for you thou, I chose one of my favorites

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIIlGMrazp4

— On the neighbor message We Fix Cracked Screens!!
9:40 p.m.

ok, so from what I am reading the alderman get a staffing budget and they have to work within that budget. you have one chief of staff, then 3 staff members is the average.

— On the neighbor message Do we really need 50 Alderman?
8:47 p.m.

http://www.pawschicago.org/

— On the neighbor message Found Dog on 9/3/14
8:02 p.m.

this is what i have for reference

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYt4lvdafzY

— On the neighbor message Found Dog on 9/3/14
7:45 p.m.

i wood like to thank you, i might be giving them a call

— On the neighbor message Tree removal from backyard
7:44 p.m.

so I am pretty clear on the losing part, but can someone explain the finding part.

a lot of people find dogs and I am just thinking how does that go?

your walking down the street and you see a dog in front of you, oh, I found a dog I think I will take it home and attempt to find their owner.

does the dog follow you?

what if you are with the dog on a dog finding and it attacks someone? are you liable?

I appreciate those that find dogs and care for these dogs and reunite them with their owners and family, but how does the finding part go?

— On the neighbor message Found Dog on 9/3/14
7:33 p.m.

just out of curiosity, how big is an alderman's staff?

— On the neighbor message Do we really need 50 Alderman?
7:12 p.m.

@mike,

thanks for branching out with the review, I am glad you are tree ted well, as for the final payment, hopefully they won't stick you with paying anything extra. also good to hear they leaf the area clean. well, I seed enough, it is good that your rooting for them. I might call them for my tree issue.

if you have their contact information post it here for reference.

— On the neighbor message Tree removal from backyard
6:12 p.m.

a&k, for the most part I agree with the rule, but these neighborhood postings I do appreciate even if I have no use for because I know some people do and see several people with bad screens.

I think if they are just offering services and not posting prices or specials that is acceptable to me. unless they start to abuse it, I would like to know what is new in my neighborhood that I can take advantage of.

I think this gives eb'rs a chance to say if they used them or they are a fail, which is good information.

speaking of aftermarket, I think my car is to the point it does not have an original part on half of it, and I won't by dealer parts, I am fine with that.

I think that posting information that is stating it is not an official part and there may be quality issues is legitimate and appreciate your feed back on the right for people to know.

it is also valuable information that you mentioned the warranty

that valuable information you provided would have never been put up if not for this post, so I think it had value to some.

I also believe that everyone has a right to report a post that they feel is not appropriate by reporting them to everyblock under violation of rules on the feedback box at the bottom of the page. the poster will then receive a response from everyblock and the post removed if deemed in violation of guidelines, this would be clear information to the poster to let them know their post was not welcome and if they continue they will be suspended.

— On the neighbor message We Fix Cracked Screens!!
5:52 p.m.

@Lindsey,

spoken like a true heroine

— On the neighbor message Methadone clinic at six corners.
10:47 p.m.

i have no idea what to do with a sleeping chicken

maybe bella could adopt it if no one claims it

don't give it to kenji, last time i seen him with a chicken he put in here

http://imgur.com/U1syPnQ

— On the neighbor message Anyone missing a chicken?
10:28 p.m.

@dennis,

he should have called the police first, but in his defense he may have felt that the offenders might have caused damage to his neighborhood by the time the police arrived, so he made the choice to speak up and hope they would just run off and never expected that they would come at him.

from the story:

Neal then chased after the 62-year-old man as he tried to escape into his home and beat him, prosecutors said.

"They started breaking everything in the house," the man said. "My wife was sleeping. I screamed at them to get out."

"I am fortunate," the victim said. "They [could have had] a knife [or] guns. These people have no respect for human life."

the same thing happen to me, I seen someone looking in my neighbors yard and windows and confronted them, when I brought it up at a caps meeting I was scolded and told to call police, i was told that bad things could happen and you never know what could happen, don't confront them that is the police job.

so i would get your neighbors phone numbers and when something happens around your neighborhood call the police and call your neighbors to call the police, because the more calls that come through the quicker the response. monitor the situation and get as much details of the offenders as possible.

— On the neighbor message Home invasion in Jefferson Park
10:21 p.m.

gangs just don't deal drugs.

they rob people, extort people, prostitution, scam people, steal peoples identity, hurt people, kill people.

if drugs were gone tomorrow, I am pretty confident there will still be gangs.

the thing is if you take revenue from gangs, just like any other business, where are they going to make it up?

maybe more muggings, maybe not, but I am sure they will think of something.

— On the neighbor message Methadone clinic at six corners.
8:48 p.m.

@gary,

I think chris means only shoot the bad ones.

he also specifies protect themselves in their home, so if someone breaks into your house to harm or kill you, you should be able to protect your self.

there are guns with beanbag rounds, so shooting necessary does not mean killing.

there are also pepper ball guns ie:

http://www.thehomesecuritysuperstore.com/pg-7-pepper-spray-ball-gun-black-t120007-gmc-p=4253

— On the neighbor message Home invasion in Jefferson Park
7:51 p.m.

@jac, I have to regretfully decline, but appreciate the invitation.

i am not effected by plane noise, i am just far enough away not to hear it. it is interesting thou to sit in the yard at times and watch the planes go by.

i do sympathize with those that are effected by it and think to look at quieting planes overall is the best solution.

— On the neighbor message O'Hare Noise Tax Appeal?
6:48 p.m.

huh, on the map it labels the parklet as "six corners parklet"

we made the map!

6:36 p.m.

this is just interesting:

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

— On the neighbor message Methadone clinic at six corners.
2:18 a.m.

@dennis, if it is in tablet form, why not just make it available as a prescription that is fillable at any pharmacy?

why the need for a dispensary?

please someone explain if it is intended as a pain killer like other pain killers it should be available the same way as other pain killers. I mean even with a prescription, there are not tramadol gummies or vicodin brownies.

anyway, the next big thing is marijuana wax

http://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2013/10/marijuana-wax-facts-info/

the drugs keep coming.

— On the neighbor message Methadone clinic at six corners.
1:44 a.m.

@psmokeyz, that is funny, but a lot of my flashbacks are 80's

in reality I like the original:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66km3m_UE_k

shame there is not more entertainment like that anymore, I mean with big production.

I mean stuff like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLX3rVOwCes

good stuff, better then watching all the murder cop shows on tv

have a Manhattan and enjoy

— On the neighbor message Is This a Taco?
12:38 a.m.

I went there the other day on the way home, it was my first time in a chipotle, I got a steak burrito, it was ok, but it was kinda small and $7.20. so I probably won't be going there a lot.

— On the neighbor message The Six Corners Chipotle
11:11 a.m.

@jac,

Heathrow provides financial incentives for airlines to use the quietest aircraft through variable landing charges. Together these have contributed to more of the quietest planes being used at Heathrow - on average the aircraft that airlines use are 15 per cent quieter than the total global fleets of those airlines.

http://www.heathrowairport.com/noise/what-we-do-about-it/flyquiet-programme

can O'Hare charge more on planes that are louder for landing charges? give them an incentive to be quieter?

— On the neighbor message O'Hare Noise Tax Appeal?
1:52 a.m.

not your name per se, but the name... it does have an interesting history and story.

if it was thor, I would say you nailed it

— On the neighbor message you must not wear the button
11:52 p.m.

another 80's flashback

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmSqhi5l9_k

— On the neighbor message Is This a Taco?
11:11 p.m.

@pam, these may be more your speed, thou randy's variation is interesting and shows what can be done with on hand ingredients:

http://www.lavictoria.com/recipe/lunch-dinner/bacon-lettuce-tomato-turkey-tacos/

http://www.inspiredfitstrong.com/2012/recepies/healthy-lettuce-tacos-with-bacon/

if I were to make one and all ingredients were available, I would do a slice of romaine, thick cut bacon, tomato, ranch dressing, and mozzarella cheese and a little bit of green onion.

— On the neighbor message Is This a Taco?
10:06 p.m.

yeah,

I got dem slackers

you can see dem doing the fireworks at the end

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCwi9UUhS8Q

— On the neighbor message Loud boom around 9:20pm?
9:55 p.m.

every time I think of books I have flashbacks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZhHVLOwTu4

— On the neighbor message Book Donations
8:37 p.m.

ok, bella I went, nice to find free parking on Montrose side, be careful during the day, they are doing gas lines on that side i think.

they were nice, food was good. I was not hungry so I just got two taco dinner.

pics attached, 3 pics with menu, they do have carryout and delivery.

.
http://imgur.com/TsRHSq3,6pPTypk,Fv6KZCX#0

if I was hungry probably would have got the burrito dinner.

can anyone post a pic of the burrito dinner, would like to know how big the burritos are.

— On the neighbor message La Margarita Mexican Restaurant - YUM!
8:31 p.m.

Liability for Evicting a Tenant IllegallyCourts frown on self-help evictions, and may readily award a tenant damages for an illegal removal. If a landlord does illegally evict a tenant, the tenant may sue the landlord for trespass, wrongful eviction, assault, battery, slander, libel and the intentional infliction of emotional distress. A tenant's behavior will not shield a landlord from liability. Instead, a court may view the landlord's unlawful actions as landlord harassment.The tenant is entitled to actual money damages for the expenses resulting from the illegal eviction. This may include compensation for temporary housing, for the food that spoiled when the electricity was cutoff, or for property that disappeared when the tenant was locked out by the landlord. Some states may allow a tenant to recover monetary penalties, such as two or three months rent or two to three times the actual damages. A tenant may also be able to remain on the premises, receive free occupancy, or vacate the premises and collect their security deposit from the landlord. - See more at: http://realestate.findlaw.com/landlord-tenant-law/illegal-evictions-can-get-you-in-trouble-for-landlord-harassment.html#sthash.KHCGjHt9.dpuf

— On the neighbor message Tenant don't want to move out :-(
4:42 p.m.

@chris, they do have bus cycles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbuuLvGa4W4

— On the neighbor message Bike Not on the Sidewalk
3:41 p.m.

so a family bike lane

— On the neighbor message Bike Not on the Sidewalk
2:58 p.m.

some people are behind schedule, found a batch, or its someone's birthday

— On the neighbor message Loud boom around 9:20pm?
2:27 p.m.

the links are not coming up, anyone else or is it just my computer

— On the neighbor message Bike right
2:25 p.m.

Chicago law prohibits biking on a sidewalk if you are 12 years old or older, unless it is marked as a bike route..

so what are rules with kids and sidewalks?

a 3 year old kid rides a bike on the sidewalk and a parent has to ride in the street?

what am I missing?

— On the neighbor message Bike Not on the Sidewalk
2:25 p.m.

no pay.... no stay, that is the way portp neighbor say.

new tenants moving in with out a doubt means that this one gotta get out.

she used her last month's rent toward her security deposit, but what is with all the clothes still in the closest.

on the 30th i wrote her a letter for her last day to stay, but i guess she just threw it away

i wrote a the letter and thought things will get better
but, she refused to sign and put me in a bind

so it was the 31st and still have not found a place, she knew this was coming and thru it in my face

so i asked for help on everyblock how to get her out on the double without getting into too much trouble

now i would not mind and let it be, but can't afford for her to stay for free

a special thanks to beep for the research for me, maybe this legal way is the key

so i sent a certified letter with a 5 day notice like what was said, i was skeptical but needed to put this to bed.

maybe i'll talk to her one last time we will see, the letter is coming so be what it be
so she said to me that very day for good terms she will go away

there is child support coming her way and she wanted to make sure i would not throw it away

so i will check the mail and save it for her every day as long as she is gone by next Wednesday

Wednesday came and so she went, slowly but surely it looks like i was set

all of her belongings were out that day, i am sure the lord had something to say

the letter arrived, but she was not there and at that time i really did not care

i thank every block for support and helping me and at this time i share my glee

so learn your lesson, like i have mine, a 5 day notice is legal and fine

— On the neighbor message Tenant don't want to move out :-(
12:20 a.m.

@miss colleen, I really did not think I walk that much til I wrote the list. I would say frequency wise I drive to places more then walk, usually while going to and from work or a planned destination.

— On the neighbor message A Trojan Horse Comes to Jefferson Park
4:32 p.m.

@dennis, I think it depends on the business.

I would agree that any business that I make a large purchase, I take a car and like parking. if it is something small I will walk. the thing is the stuff that I would walk for is usually less then $10 so the only way for a business to thrive would be to have a high volume of customers or be high price low volume.

an example would be josi's lower price, high volume.

or pearle vison higher price, lower volume, I can walk to pearle vision.

then you have businesses like salons and barbers and such if close by can easily be a walk, unless it is in climate weather.

when I go grocery shopping if I need a couple things I walk, but when I go shopping for the week and have $200 worth of groceries, ain't no way I am going to walk.

if I am picking up a carryout order I usually drive, if I am picking up a small josi's frozen yogurt I walk.

if I go to sears and am buying a drill bit, I walk. if I am buying a saw or stuff for a project I drive.

if I go to walgreens, I usually don't buy much there so that is a walk, same with vitamin shoppe.

sprint store is a walk and so is the currency exchange, dunkin doughnuts always a walk. state farm is a walk.

come to think about it I walk a whole lot more than I thought I did..... huh?

— On the neighbor message A Trojan Horse Comes to Jefferson Park
12:52 a.m.

i think we need the 50 at this time, but we need better ways of rating their effectiveness and a grading system to see if they are having an impact on their wards.

ie have a grading system for the ward on what they have control over, then measure the results. kinda like a score card. it would be a great tool for them to focus on what is important, give transparency and be helpful for voters.

I think once that part is under control, they can look at cutting down the number of alderman.

— On the neighbor message Do we really need 50 Alderman?
10:53 a.m.

@jac, fair is just spreading out the flights so there is less noise in specific areas. I admit that fair has a purpose in dealing with the issue short term, but your still going to have the occasional loud plane. or in other terms share the noise.

is there anything legislation on to make planes quieter? I mean every year car makers have to make cars more fuel efficient and most cars have even got quieter over the years with noise cancelation technology. that would be a long term solution. they can make the criteria that any plane coming into o'hare has to have a diffuser or noise cancelation device on board.

— On the neighbor message O'Hare Noise Tax Appeal?
10:07 a.m.

@bella, thanks for the excellent review with pictures and tab, so many times people would say price was reasonable comment and what is reasonable for most may not be for others.

it definitely sounds like a place I would like to try unlike the lengos and the portage that I am sure are very nice places, but not a typical price range for me.

— On the neighbor message La Margarita Mexican Restaurant - YUM!
1:11 a.m.

how bout a jj fish?

http://www.jjfish.net/?page=menu

I miss having a 5 piece wings with fries, you pour the hot sauce on it and let it soak in first, you know when it is ready.

— On the neighbor message montrose & central
1:03 a.m.

i would just find someone in the neighborhood that can use it, it does not have to be an organization. maybe there is a young couple or single mom/dad that can use it.

the criteria is they must show the baby, the baby must be the size of the diaper and must live in the neighborhood (so show id of residence).

12:22 p.m.

no, have not seen him.

but, here is a song for date night

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhaDbn7sO8w

— On the neighbor message Elvis sightings?
11:24 p.m.

I think portp neighbor could file loss income on their taxes on something like this for the rent not received. Can anyone confirm or deny this?

— On the neighbor message Tenant don't want to move out :-(
3:10 p.m.

seems like a lot of people went there for sandwiches.

maybe someone should open a sandwich shop.

i am thinking like a heros type thing with more seating and carry out.

or go with like Panera style where you can get a soup and sandwich or salad

— On the neighbor message Central Kitchen and Tap closed
11:27 p.m.

speaking of, I have a roll of undeveloped 110 film with a few pictures on it, any place by 6 corners to get it developed? i don't think walgreens sends out anymore

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

No, been a tough week, little sleep/rest this week. Was up at 4:30am today. Barely going. Had to take time out now thou. In the tub now with some pepsom salts, some incense, and classic rock sippen a grape powerade zero.

— On the neighbor message Chips
10:45 p.m.

ok, for those that missed it, here are a couple pics

http://imgur.com/X5iLBQH,xEN9poa#0

— On the neighbor message Chips
5:27 p.m.

it is the episode where ponch is going to get stuck in the glue from a glue truck spill, if you turn on the set now you may catch it

— On the neighbor message Chips
5:15 p.m.

chips is on now me tv!

— On the neighbor message Chips
5:06 p.m.

So do those that had traffic before that don t have it now property value and taxes go up?

Neighborhood beautification can also raise property values, that said any place bella would move, would most likely increase values;)

— On the neighbor message O'Hare Noise Tax Appeal?
10:29 p.m.

darn, now I have a craving to make a spam burger

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UO9oyO9toLk

— On the neighbor message Chinese anyone?
5:25 p.m.

I egg-re, sum time soon. where at in portage pork?

I like the crispy deep fried egg rolls, and bbq pork on top of white rice (but not too much rice, carbs)

— On the neighbor message Chinese anyone?
12:38 a.m.

that is good that you letter know, you did the write thing, be sure to keep us posted.

— On the neighbor message Tenant don't want to move out :-(
10:19 p.m.

@pattymelt, are you referring to officer Steve McLeish (aka bruce jenner) ,
he was Erik Estrada's replacement briefly on the top-rated TV series CHiPs. In 1991

http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/kisselpaso.com/files/2011/10/CHIPS_LARRY_WILCOX_BRUCE_JENNER.jpg

— On the neighbor message Chips
6:40 p.m.

@Jamie s, this one is for you

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dm7jEA3frY4

— On the neighbor message Chips
10:04 p.m.

The Chicago Landlord Tenant Ordinance bans landlords from self-help evictions. In fact, Illinois law generally does not allow a landlord to evict someone without a court order. The following acts if taken or threatened are considered illegal evictions:
1.Plugging, changing, adding, or removing any lock;
2.Blocking the entrance to the unit;
3.Removing a door or window from the unit;
4.Interfering with utility services;
5.Removing tenant’s personal property;
6.Removing or incapacitating appliances or fixtures;
7.Use or threat of force or violence against the tenant’s person or property; or
8.Rendering the dwelling unit uninhabitable.

If the landlord violates this provision, the tenant may call the police, which will subject the landlord to a fine. The tenant may also sue to recover possession of the unit and/or an amount equal to two months rent or twice the actual damages sustained, plus attorney fees and case costs.

http://chicagoeviction.com/2011/08/cook-county-illinois-best-case-scenario-chicago-eviction-timeline/

— On the neighbor message Tenant don't want to move out :-(
7:43 p.m.

for your listening enjoyment, here is a classic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CV2aHeydgos

— On the neighbor message Chips
6:09 p.m.

@gsw,

there have been many scenes where ponch and john would sometimes have their hands on their holster, but never drew.

Officers rarely drew their service weapons on the show. Officer Barry Baricza was the only officer to ever draw a gun (twice he drew his Colt Python and once he unracked his Ithaca 37 riot gun).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XL7UCTBXjGw

If ponch or john encountered such a assailant they would not need a gun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tq3Myc6mDjo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ruh_0MRI_8Q

enjoy!

— On the neighbor message Chips
5:59 p.m.

they even said la 7 marry 4

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

nice

— On the neighbor message Chips
1:08 p.m.

http://m.yelp.com/biz/hong-kong-house-chicago

— On the neighbor message Chinese anyone?
5:48 p.m.

Jess cafe, they are in Craig in I think, but they deliver

— On the neighbor message Chinese anyone?
5:32 p.m.

Or for short

Trian save

— On the neighbor message Bank of America - Again
3:02 p.m.

Trian savings bank

— On the neighbor message Bank of America - Again
2:51 p.m.

@kenji, where is that in the park? the only thing I saw was this:

http://imgur.com/qSRMzmZ

— On the neighbor message Trees in PP
11:49 a.m.

they probably foreclosed on themselves by accident, then once they realized they had no locations in the area, they had to build another one.

— On the neighbor message Bank of America - Again
11:33 a.m.

I keep saying guard rails and pedestrian bridges, but no one wants to listen. mark my words 20 years from now there will be elevated walking and biking platforms.

— On the neighbor message Irving Park Rd (Bet. Harlem & Cumberland)
2:42 a.m.

icehouse+dirk+babette+80's flashback

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uf0IQitxZy0

— On the neighbor message Power out in Portage Park
12:10 a.m.

no, but where abouts?

— On the neighbor message Large bang
12:01 a.m.

@prof. mike,

here is a random for you.... gets me every time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zoTLwrm9QE

1:41 a.m.

good to "hear" lol

— On the building permit Permit issued for signs
1:38 a.m.

they need to put a large spring on the bottom so when someone hits it, it will just bend out of the way then bend back.

-put a nice 3 ft high by 12 inch wide concrete cylinder around it with 3 feet of rebar in the cylinder on all 4 ends and 3 feet in the ground.

-make it out of a high strength alloy like beryllium titanium or something.

-put a projector set up in the ground to make the sign a hologram, that way you can even drive through it.

or string a flashing light above the intersection

or a pedestrian island

— On the neighbor message Irving Park Rd (Bet. Harlem & Cumberland)
1:29 a.m.

If that is the case I would get some great stuff minimal expanding foam for doors and window and shoot it with the tube inside the crevice and fill it to seal um in, then cut off the excess when dry.

— On the neighbor message Wasp removal recommendations?
5:03 p.m.

what wasp killer are you using? bottom line is you have to get the nest down, spray the backside of the nest as well with the wasp killer, this could help loosen the nest. after you spray it and there are no visible wasp, you can try to knock it down with a stick or ball, be ready to run if you see wasp. then when the nest is down, you can spray it again and pick it up with a broom and shovel and throw it in a bucket of water for a few seconds

if you can reach it with a high pressure garden hose or pressure washer, wear protective clothing and just blast it off drowning any wasp in the process.

— On the neighbor message Wasp removal recommendations?
12:10 p.m.

might be they have a peanut allergy or be vegetarian squirrels.

— On the neighbor message Squirrels in the veggie garden
2:11 a.m.

@portage porker, i was referring to square, the edge piece that overhangs is square to the long piece.

— On the neighbor message Saw Blade Sharpening
5:36 p.m.

Just out of curosity...Is there a speed limit on the sidewalk?

And not a recommendation but, can a runner legally run in the street? Bike lane?

— On the neighbor message Yes, your agenda is important but...
3:23 p.m.

oh, I remembered one more thing to mention when using a circular saw that is highly ignored or easily forgotten. adjust the blade depth.

make sure you set your saw depth on each cut, this will minimize any binding or sticking and make the most efficient cut.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFV2Uw8z18Y

— On the neighbor message Saw Blade Sharpening
1:22 p.m.

But, in four years there will probably be less people that want to buy it, and there will probably be an app for that.

— On the neighbor message Schools asking for $ for equipment
1:07 p.m.

@portage porker, those are nice, but when you have to make sure when you make them you are perfectly square or every cut you make will be off. if you make them I would suggest making them at a friends house that has a table saw.

— On the neighbor message Saw Blade Sharpening
1:02 p.m.

they also have the edge guides in 100 inches which would be good for cutting 8 foot sheets.

http://mytinyurl.com/c0vt4zfn6d

— On the neighbor message Saw Blade Sharpening
11:34 p.m.

I agree with you on safety, i would rather use a self sharpened clean blade then a dull dirty one any day thou.

on a cut I noticed that I had a little binding and kickback, I took off the blade to inspect it. one of the teeth was damaged. I ground down the damaged tooth cleaned the blade and it worked fine, no binding, no kickback.... works good.

here is a picture, you can see the tooth in the middle is ground down:

http://imgur.com/YlkhROv

since then I make it a rule to inspect the blade before cutting by checking the blade and teeth, make sure it is clean and check for warpage by putting it on a level surface.

on the cuts make sure you are have the saw firmly planted on the work (no hovering), always use the guards, let the saw do the work, gliding the saw thru the piece you are cutting. make sure that the material on both sides of the cut are supported well and level. make sure you have the right blade for the material you are cutting. if the blade is slow, it may need sharpening, cleaning, replacement or you may have the wrong blade for what you are cutting. you may have to clean the blade more often if you are cutting plywood as it can really gum up the blade and make it stick.

if you plan on making a lot of cuts, and need a portable saw, get a worm drive and a premium blade, keep the blade clean.

http://mytinyurl.com/ffktbncnhh

these edge clamps are good for long straight cuts with a circular without access to a table saw

http://mytinyurl.com/szxp0r81zf

as for eye protection, I got this on my wish list, hear they are pretty good.

http://mytinyurl.com/rsv316rzwv

— On the neighbor message Saw Blade Sharpening
11:26 p.m.

For cheap blades you can do it with a dremmel and cone shape grinding stone. Then clean the blade with a towel spayed with a light coat of wd 40 to remove any gumming on the blade, then buff until dry. I even was able to grind back some chipped teeth on the blade so it would not get stuck. For professional blades, have them sharpened by a shop.

— On the neighbor message Saw Blade Sharpening
12:59 p.m.

I am still hooked on al's pizza on Irving, they pretty much know me by name.

— On the neighbor message Best Pizza
9:51 p.m.

if I see it, ill let you know. I myself usually use degree antiperspirant deodorant stick(they are 2 for $7 at jewel now).

if I am dressing up or need extra protection and need an aerosol, I use arrid xx Aerosol Antiperspirant Deodorant, Ultra Fresh

you may want to give arrid a try, I believe they have an unscented version, at least till you get sure again.

— On the neighbor message what is jewel doing?
9:37 p.m.

What is your deodorant brand that they are out of?

— On the neighbor message what is jewel doing?
6:31 p.m.

the weapon was most likely left at the scene, the gun was probably his dad's

12:04 p.m.

i would guess one can be that they have a minimum taxable income.

— On the neighbor message Roof and Porch Repair Program
10:21 a.m.

i can just walk over to the real crossfit and see for myself, last time it was a bunch of people trying to jump rope, looked nothing like this:

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLVxD654q2s

it was almost like they were trying to trip themselves with the rope then resting.

— On the neighbor message Yes, your agenda is important but...
9:25 a.m.

@frednet, found the fails:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCGX0YnuXtg

— On the neighbor message Yes, your agenda is important but...
2:57 a.m.

speaking of parkour, here are a couple of my favorites, on the first one at 3:55 he out runs a dog.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9JjwQq9ptc&list=FLXlR244embphzJEfMZ2w5hA&index=11

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2kJZOfq7zk&list=FLXlR244embphzJEfMZ2w5hA&index=10

— On the neighbor message Yes, your agenda is important but...
12:13 a.m.

@ beep, is that like a driveway alert alarm ? Can you post a link to the one you have?

— On the neighbor message Attempted garage break in
11:04 a.m.

funny, that is the way some drivers feel about pedestrians j walking

— On the neighbor message Yes, your agenda is important but...
1:29 a.m.

maybe it was the right thread and your comment found a portal

— On the neighbor message Portal to a New Dimension
12:16 a.m.

@chis, that is exactly the stuff I am talking about.

— On the neighbor message what is jewel doing?
9:44 p.m.

You could probably even post this to the date night thread.

— On the neighbor message Welcome Sip & Paint to Jefferson Park
6:07 p.m.

@bella, 3 isnt that terrible its the 4 or 8, to get the price. I would understand if they were smaller/lighter items, but even at 3 would you still pick up 3 if you were walking?

— On the neighbor message what is jewel doing?
6:05 p.m.

I did not even mention holding hands while swinging them as you walk and go through a portion of the day communicating without talking, and by only using eye movements and gestures with one another.

— On the neighbor message Date Night
3:20 p.m.

for date night i would look at things that would help you focus more on each other then on music, comedy shows, other entertainment. here are some suggestions

miniature golf

go to the forest preserve for a romantic picnic

go up to lake front by wilmette and walk it.

take a road trip to the volo museum http://www.volocars.com/#sthash.VvXG7Tdx.dpbs

take a cooking class together or decide to cook something challenging together at home.

go to the salon together for massages, some places have rooms you can be side by side

meet up someplace and pretend that you are meeting for the first time, take a nice long walk and get to know one another again. you can go a step further by avoiding each other all day, getting a hair cut and wearing new or different clothes that you have never seen each other in.

if you want to reenact your youth, find a spot to park and make out:)

— On the neighbor message Date Night
11:56 a.m.

@portage patty, I have a car, I just don't need all that pop. i am a money conscious consumer and shop sale items. I just wanted one bottle at a sale price. I ended up getting diet rite because it was buy one get one free, so i only needed to buy 2, but that is still twice as much pop as I intended to buy.

— On the neighbor message what is jewel doing?
11:31 a.m.

just an fyi, josi's frozen yogurt is getting soup....

— On the neighbor message Central Kitchen and Tap closed
11:22 a.m.

sometimes I go through a fat month. I go between 160-175lbs, I am in a fat period now at 172lbs.

today I had a sausage muffin, half a pizza and 4 chicken breast, a handful of granola and two 32 oz powerade zeros and a josi's frozen yogurt.

the day prior all day a large bowl of oatmeal a little more than 2 cups, a steak with a little bit of mash potato, and a bowl of zucchini with tomatoes, onion and cilantro.

— On the neighbor message Central Kitchen and Tap closed
1:27 a.m.

correction "diner with a bar"

— On the neighbor message Central Kitchen and Tap closed
9:18 p.m.

@sarah, i believe central tap's business model required it to sell more alcohol and more alcohol with food consistently to be as profitable to have run successfully, that is where the real profit was, they did not do the volume in food business to sustain alone unless they changed some of their offerings.

the bottom line is i think it was trying to be a dinner with a bar, but that does not beat a bar with pub food or a nice restaurant around here, and you need to put a little more food on the plate for some guys to wash it all down with a couple beers.

if you are looking for a replacement for a good sandwich, bob=o-rino's could be an option.
http://www.yelp.com/biz/bob-o-rinos-chicago

— On the neighbor message Central Kitchen and Tap closed
9:13 p.m.

@ warren, no problem. the first time I went there with 2 other people when we did not know, they asked us if we wanted another pop and such, which we assumed free refills, but it was our fault for not checking and when we got the check the bill seemed a little high...our pop bill was $12! now when they ask if I want ice, I tell them no;)

— On the neighbor message Central Kitchen and Tap closed
4:50 p.m.

@warren, I do like Smakosz, and the food really does taste homemade, but the tiny little thing that throws me about them is that there is no refills on pop, they give you like a small 10oz glass and before you know it, you drank 3 glasses which is like $6 of pop. it was funny because when I was there I always heard them asking people if they wanted ice... who doesn't want ice, after I drank my small glass of pop, I figured that when they put ice in there, you are only drinking like 5oz of pop. pop is so cheap out of the fountain, I just don't get why they don't give free refills or larger glasses.

— On the neighbor message Central Kitchen and Tap closed
4:27 p.m.

my biggest issue was not the food, but the amount of it. I ate there a couple times and was still hungry, also food presentation could have been a bit better, when I got my meal it always looked like something was missing off the plate that should have been there, be it a vegetable or bread or something.

it was more of one of those places where if you had 4 beers and a meal it would be ok, but it wasn't me. I guess I was not the only one.

— On the neighbor message Central Kitchen and Tap closed
12:58 a.m.

i wonder what would happen if everyone got a car alarm...

if not a professional alarm you can:

buy a cheap alarm, install your self:
http://mytinyurl.com/spb6xn1xps

buy an alarm, install yourself with only two wires:
http://mytinyurl.com/12f0fwr15v

get a steering wheel vibration alarm:
http://mytinyurl.com/81567gm5ch

get a fake alarm with flashing led:
http://mytinyurl.com/sybxz60bk0

get a sticker and pray:
http://mytinyurl.com/g0jttmd4hz

— On the neighbor message Another car broken into...
12:52 a.m.

That is the point. Also, the e club portal would only cross streams if operated at exactly the same time, but it may be far enough away not to be effected it depends if they draw off the same energy plains

— On the neighbor message Portal to a New Dimension
3:41 p.m.

you need to go 88 mph through a speed camera on Irving park at exactly 5pm.

— On the neighbor message Portal to a New Dimension
11:58 a.m.

I believe when they do a dormer they do not replace that section of roofing, they pretty much shore up the roof and build out the surroundings. there should not be much waste as long as the contractor putting in the dormer knows what they are doing.

— On the neighbor message Partial dormer recommendations
11:26 a.m.

there you go:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2dlXZo348w

— On the neighbor message Mea Kopa Alderman Arena
11:54 a.m.

post a couple pictures on here, some people might take some for projects, depending on condition and length, I might take it. I need to build a small shed/tree house.

you can post it on craigslist under free wood, I have seen that before, make a neat stack of it outside the garage in the alley and see if someone takes it.

11 a.m.

my neighbor and I were talking about a tree by my house that is like 3 stories tall and drops tons of leaves and helicopters and she said, how old do you think that tree is?

I told her well, I don't know, but it's so big.... a freaking dinosaur probably planted the god blessed thing!

then by reading the above, maybe portage parker 46 knew him

@portage parker 46, jk, it was just too good not to put up.

— On the neighbor message snakes?
8:45 p.m.

You wont find the Lord Down on Duchess street

— On the neighbor message If You Know Kipsy, You're Gonna Get Busted
8:30 p.m.

@ arena, I agree with Dennis with the new pic also, with jewels with you rock, so this is for you:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pn2-b_opVTo

— On the neighbor message Improvement Plans for Gladstone Plaza
4:37 p.m.

http://www.roeserscakes.com/index.html

— On the neighbor message Cakes!
6 p.m.

@lou, and there were more boy and girls scouts too!

— On the neighbor message Pedestrians in crosswalks
3:41 p.m.

garters can be deadly, but that is only if you catch one, and sometimes it could take several years, a few are lucky and live happliy ever after.

— On the neighbor message snakes?
11:02 p.m.

There are a lot of criminals that are caught thru routine traffic stops. Routine traffic stops and good police work and questioning is active patrolling in my opinion. On a side note I seen two cops on bike patrol today.

— On the neighbor message Pedestrians in crosswalks
10:45 p.m.

champagne?

I guess dale makes keys to some hearts as well

— On the neighbor message Sears key shops to close
noon

there could be another law governing that thou, like a state law or something.

— On the neighbor message Moving cars every seven days
8:04 p.m.

@bob, but, that is also "in view of the public".

— On the neighbor message Moving cars every seven days
7:47 p.m.

ok, here is what they put on your window:

http://imgur.com/hB6dQBT

— On the neighbor message Moving cars every seven days
7:24 p.m.

how about offering a chicken experience?

where they get a tour of your chicken coop, a quick educational speech about raising chickens and their care and then take pictures with your chickens? and yes, I am serious, and yes it would only be for your the neighbors on your block. it maybe fun especially if the winner has kids. I was at santa's village not that long ago and they had this show and tell thing about the animals and I thought it was kinda cool.

— On the neighbor message Looking for donations for our raffle
7:52 p.m.

@gary, was by my dads today,

5 pics

http://imgur.com/GYsuNo1,n6xrRYd,uzz1BzC,nejZbGT,CV0OoW2#4

— On the neighbor message Barking dogs
12:45 a.m.

when I go on vacation I give the keys to my neighbor to move it.

— On the neighbor message Moving cars every seven days
10:16 a.m.

what kinda stuff?

— On the neighbor message Yard sale on Sunday - 5231 W. Cuyler
6:23 a.m.

@robin, typically they will do that if someone calls on it. so one of the neighbors or someone must have not liked you parking there for that long.

sometimes they will come and chalk your tires, come back and check. I know in the past they wrote on my passenger window with yellow crayon marker "7 days tow notice". I moved my car a foot, took off the crayon marker with some brake cleaner and was good to go.

— On the neighbor message Moving cars every seven days
6:21 a.m.

Power is on now

— On the neighbor message no power
12:30 a.m.

Yeah,there is a power outage effecting 1,200 people, they are investigating.

— On the neighbor message no power
12:19 a.m.

Com ed

— On the neighbor message no power
11:56 p.m.

Walking Talking Johnny Cash Blues

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

Do Wah Diddy Diddy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0EDCAVsEDM

You'll Never Walk Alone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV5_LQArLa0

— On the neighbor message Walk Walk Walk
8:04 p.m.

walk like a man http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpl_jPxSuFg

— On the neighbor message Walk Walk Walk
12:42 p.m.

randy, here is a pg13 version, I agree the original is the best to listen too, but this one is not bad to watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPtfsk4ETjM

— On the neighbor message Walk Walk Walk
12:38 p.m.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nM0Fl2MnV5Y

— On the neighbor message Walk Walk Walk
5:02 p.m.

@morgan, the one place that I knew closed down, but you can check some home depots, they have tool rental, russo might do it to but not sure, none the less if you google tool rental center you may find something.

Time to chime in everyblockers... do you know of any tool rental places around here?

I think there was a c davis, but it closed down.

— On the neighbor message Any used Speedheaters for sale?
11:16 a.m.

unfortunately I bought at top of the market, who knew.

— On the neighbor message letter of interest from home buyers
5:16 a.m.

so it could be something in the area (air) that maybe causing this, I have not seen many flies this year by me, also I was out in my neighbors yard half the afternoon today and no flies. we got those little small bugs flying around in bunches in front of the house, is that what everyone is talking about?

I have not had to use the fly swatter in the house this year so far, only a few moths. my house has spiders thou, and I am ok with them.

— On the neighbor message Whole Lotta Flies
12:42 a.m.

I did not get one, if I did maybe I would have to pay them to take the house.

— On the neighbor message letter of interest from home buyers
9:40 p.m.

i have always used a heat gun or propane torch, once I had the torch too close to the glass on a window once, and the heat from the torch cracked the pane. you have to go with quick passes with the torch on the paint and there is a chance of burning the wood, the heat gun is quicker and has many different tips to get into tight areas.

I would try a safe chem stripper first and maybe a heat gun, I would see which method is easier for you, If you have not used a speed heater before, I would rent one first, just to make sure you are completely comfortable using one, although it may look and seem easy there is a higher chance you could get burned if not careful and it may prove to be more challenging to used then first believed.

— On the neighbor message Any used Speedheaters for sale?
11:50 a.m.

that is pretty cool, I did not know a that product existed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZFP_J99P3o

— On the neighbor message Any used Speedheaters for sale?
1:45 a.m.

@Minerva, you know when I seen that first picture of her from your link

the second picture was the first to come to mind.

http://imgur.com/RLAx4OW,01uF96w#0

1:34 a.m.

and put whole chickens in the vending machines

11:38 p.m.

flashback

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=713eOEQmOA0

— On the neighbor message Planes....again
11:35 p.m.

I believe it like usual every time it open for Jefferson park it is encompassing Jefferson township.

Jefferson Township is a former civil township in Cook County, Illinois, United States that existed as a separate municipality from 1850 until 1889 when it was annexed into the city of Chicago.[1] Its borders were Devon Avenue on the north, Harlem Avenue on the west, Western Avenue to the east, and North Avenue to the south.[2] This region comprised most of what is now known as the Chicago's Northwest Side including the entirety of the following community areas: Jefferson Park, Avondale, Logan Square, Hermosa, Forest Glen, Dunning, Albany Park, Portage Park, Irving Park, Montclare and Belmont-Cragin.

11:10 a.m.

I went because I needed one key made and was walking through the lot to the jewel, but they did not have it.

— On the neighbor message Sears key shops to close
11:19 a.m.

same here Pearle Vision at 6 corners, before then Pearle Vision on fullerton.

— On the neighbor message Need New Glasses
11:06 a.m.

can you duct tape it in place?

if there is a problem with the inside prong in the female outlet on the unit you maybe able to bend it with a toothpick or something so that there is more tension on the male end of the plug or even slim jim a piece of aluminum foil in the side where the prong is parallel and along side the male adaptor, not to make contact with the front of the connector (just the side) to make a better conductivity and tension on that side.

is the problem with the female plug or male plug? they do sale replacement plugs at radio shack, if it is the female plug in the unit there are typically two solder points if it is the male piece you can cut he cord and solder on a new plug as well.

— On the neighbor message AT&T DSL Modem
11:03 a.m.

@patty, table top? go all out!

http://www.finewoodworking.com/assets/uploads/posts/13093/DCP_3040s.jpg

— On the neighbor message Tree removal from backyard
11:10 p.m.

i found a good pic of an 87 cutlass ciera gt

http://imgur.com/q2UNXzT

— On the neighbor message My car was stolen in front of my house
9:38 p.m.

Another classic is 1987 cutlass ciera gt. That came with the 3.8

— On the neighbor message My car was stolen in front of my house
2:07 p.m.

it is a classic, they don't make um any more especially if you got it with the 3.1 v6 that gets 17/26 mpg,120hp and 130ft-lbs Torque, it is a pretty reliable comfortable car.

my dad had a few 90's era cieras, one got totaled, 1 got stolen, and he still has one.

— On the neighbor message My car was stolen in front of my house
11:43 p.m.

@portage parker 46, what was the charge for the tree cut

— On the neighbor message Tree removal from backyard
3:28 p.m.

there could have been an issue with the truck that it was unsafe to continue to haul the dumpster, so they probably dropped it, took the truck to another lit location to unbind the cable or make the repair to the truck and then return to pick it up.

— On the neighbor message Construction Dumpster
2:41 a.m.

let us know if you are going forward who you went with

— On the neighbor message Tree removal from backyard
9:57 p.m.

I would not know whether or not to recommend because I did not have the work done, but they were professional on the estimate and showed me a copy of their insurance certificate. if they were cheaper at the time I would have got it done.

— On the neighbor message Tree removal from backyard
8:47 p.m.

@mike, looking back at the estimate, it was 3 branches cut for $1,500.

here is the person that I spoke to and got the estimate, this was in 2012

Kurt Merrill
Finn Tree Service
cell:312-371-4649

http://www.yelp.com/biz/finns-tree-service-chicago

— On the neighbor message Tree removal from backyard
8:44 p.m.

if they same cop got the call, can they technically turn themselves in?

— On the neighbor message Police in the Park
7:17 p.m.

I did the cub calculator to find out what would be better for me, I am not even sure it if it is worth it to change.

Why are CUB and the City of Chicago putting out this calculator?
The Chicago Power Deal Calculator, at www.ChicagoPowerCalculator.com, is a free service designed to help Chicago residents decide whether Integrys Energy Services or Commonwealth Edison should be their electricity supplier.

Over the past 16 months, the City of Chicago has contracted with Integrys to supply its residents with electricity as part of the City's "municipal aggregation" deal. So far the deal has been a money-saver for everyone. However, due to market conditions, rates have changed for the last year of the deal, through May 2015.

Chicago residents with Integrys are now paying 5.299 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh), with an additional $9.06 monthly flat fee for apartment and condo dwellers (in buildings with three or more units) and a $22.36 monthly flat fee for single-family homeowners or people who live in buildings with no more than two units. ComEd’s rate through September will be 7.596 cents per kWh.

The question for Chicago residents now is: Will I add to my savings with Integrys or should I switch back to ComEd?

Because the answer will not be the same for each consumer, CUB has created a simple calculator to help determine—based on household type and estimated energy usage—whether or not consumers should choose ComEd or Integrys for electricity supply

http://www.chicagopowercalculator.com/

here is my assessment:

Your projected supply charges for the summer for June 1 to September 30, 2014:
ComEd
$283.48
Integrys
$287.20
You would pay
$3.72 more with Integrys

— On the neighbor message Integrys - yes or no?
6:19 p.m.

I also have a tree but, in my neighbors back yard that over extends over to my property. I got an estimate from Finns tree service in 2012 to remove 3 large branches going over my property. it was like $1,300 in which was too much for me at the time. I have not got other estimates due to some financial issues shortly thereafter. they said they due to the location in the back yard they would need a climber and to go up in the tree and cut it and lower pieces at a time, that they think they can complete the job without having the electric disconnected. they seemed professional and had insurance. so if I can find someone cheaper that is insured, I may have it done to help eliminate some of the fall leaves. It maybe easier now since part of one of the branches fell off during a storm and hit the house.

so if anyone has had anyone trim large branches at a reasonable price that are insured, let me know.

— On the neighbor message Tree removal from backyard
5:56 p.m.

@ Argyle King of Wheat, I think it all depends on how close it actually was, if a cop truly came close to killing sarah and her kids with the car, that is a concern.

if they were like 5 feet away or something, I would agree with you. to keep the public safe is their number one concern.

any type of call does not warrant running over moms and small children.

— On the neighbor message Police in the Park
5:33 p.m.

"The officer yelled out his window at us!"

what did he yell out the window?

how many feet away was he when he almost hit you? did you have to jump out of the way or anything?

I would definitely report the incident, state the facts and let them know they did not have their siren and/or light on. even if there is an emergency somewhere else, they do need to follow protocol and turn on the siren and/or lights. let them know that you had to take specific action to prevent you and the kids from getting hit and what the officer said, the way it sounds, it may have not have been a "sorry lady, are you ok!"

— On the neighbor message Police in the Park
4:07 p.m.

(correction) principle

— On the neighbor message Barking dogs
10:42 a.m.

to be filled with the petitions against the road diet?

10:39 a.m.

I am going to guess, based off the address, the site prompts to order from that location, if order was received at midnight. there is a closer diversy location, but their last delivery is at 11pm.

Papa John's Store #4086

4850 North Harlem Avenue

Harwood Heights, IL 60706

Phone: (708)867-4100

2.44 miles Get directions

Delivery: 11:00 am–12:00 am

they deliver till midnight, probably last delivery of the night, call and ask if they had any deliveries to that address, if not call the next location below.

if it was after midnight it could have been

Papa John's Store #3864

3927 North Lincoln Avenue

Chicago, IL 60613

Phone: (773)525-7272

4.28 miles Get directions

Delivery: 10:00 am–3:00 am

http://order.papajohns.com/storelocator/searchStart.html

below is the store that last delivers at 11pm, just an f.y.i.

Papa John's Store #4118

4606 West Diversey Avenue Ste C

Chicago, IL 60639

Phone: (773)545-7272

0.78 miles Get directions

Delivery: 11:00 am–11:00 pm

— On the neighbor message Pizza Delivery People
10:35 a.m.

@gary, yeah, the same neighbor at one point cut a tree growing on the my dads side of the fence, one of the branches was going over into the neighbors property and the neighbor cut the tree through the fence instead of just cutting the branch over his property.

my dad took him to small claims court and got $200 bucks for the tree, it was the principal of the matter.

— On the neighbor message Barking dogs
9:44 a.m.

problem 2 with the yuppie neighbor, they installed a basket ball hoop set in the back yard, my dad sleeps in longer during the day(cancer survivor).

the constant dribbling was driving him nuts, the kids would yell and scream so he kindly went over and said that, your basket ball hoop in the back yard is causing them to dribble and the noise is right next to my house, can you relocate the hoop to the alley.

if you think it's too loud call the cops, was the response

ok, my dad said

the next day my dad ordered a 500 watt outdoor stereo system and mounted the speakers on the side of the house facing the neighbor.

every time they started to dribble he turned on the music.... nice Mexican music, not super loud, just as loud to drown out the dribble.

I was over one day and seen this, I asked him what he was doing, he doesn't even understand the music

he said, I may not understand it, but I like it more than that dribbling and yelling.

the neighbor came over and said what with the Mexican music, my kids can't play ball.

if it's too loud maybe you should call the cops, my dad responds

really? the neighbor responds.

dad: I only play it so I won't have to hear the dribbling.
I am treating you like you treat me, you think it is too loud, you call the cops if you can't take your own advice maybe your wrong.

later the wife of the neighbor came over and apologized and said that she could not live like this and wanted to call a truce. my dad said he came over politely and asked if they could be a good neighbor, but your husband decided otherwise.

the hoop was relocated to the alley the next day, they are on talking terms and cordial toward each other.... I would not believe it if I didn't see it.

— On the neighbor message Barking dogs
3:36 a.m.

believe me I know. my dad is old school and was at war with the yuppie neighbors.

they put a deck light out and it shined into the living room in my dads house (he lives in a cottage house in back of an apartment building). he politely went over there to inform them and asked if they can possibly angle the light down so it was not so bright.

they told him, it's my house, my deck bud... you have to deal with it.

he said ok, went out and bought 3 super bright spotlights and mounted them on the side of his house pointing right at the deck these were so bright at night they would go on the deck through their kitchen and shine onto the street in front.

when ever they turned on the deck light, he would turn on the flood light. this was troubling to them because they used to leave it on and having a light shine in the whole house was crazy, so they only turned it on when entertaining, but again the spot light hurt that.

the neighbor came over yelling and what the f's and my dad calmly said, it's my house your turn to deal with it, when you turn your light on... I guess I can turn my light on.

problem solved the light was adjusted the next day.

I will post the second problem he had with them

— On the neighbor message Barking dogs
3:15 a.m.

@jimmy mac, I would not want the offender to deliver the pizza to me and be pressured to apologize,... I'd question the integrity of the pizza. If that be the case I would want the offender escorted by the manager.

none the less, I feel if this was important enough to bring up, it is important to know what pizza place delivered the pizza, that way if others recognize the guy and have the same issues, the owner can work with the individual to change his behavior or look for another opportunity. again maybe this was an isolated incident or was a fill in driver.

the good thing is if joanie does not know these neighbors, this is a great opportunity to introduce herself and get to know them. everyone should be on talking terms with their neighbors and have an open dialogue, this can resolve a lot of issues.

is there anyway we can end the suspense and ask who delivered the pizza?

— On the neighbor message Pizza Delivery People
11:30 a.m.

@been a fix, good times ;)

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

— On the neighbor message Pizza Delivery People
9:27 p.m.

@portage parker 46,

with his description and attitude, I think he would be more "like a virgin"

— On the neighbor message Pizza Delivery People
7:29 p.m.

this just goes to show how important it is to get to know your neighbors so you can solve issues neighborly, if there was an open dialog I am sure more neighbors would not only look out more for each other, but be willing to be more neighborly. I know most of the neighbors on my block, like know them know them, go out for ice cream with them, help them with repairing their house, borrowing their tools, having an extra 2x4 that one egg you are missing for that cake and even flour. not that long ago my neighbor helped me painting my house and before that flipping a slab of concrete, giving me gardening tips, etc, etc.

anyway the neighbor could just keep it simple and always just pick up any of these:

http://mytinyurl.com/kfd0920pxh

http://mytinyurl.com/1mszjvttsc

http://mytinyurl.com/9wc231kfrh

— On the neighbor message Barking dogs
7:20 p.m.

@black and white, its megadeth......

queue yet another 80's flashback

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlWq6WXIv7M

if he is listening to Madonna while delivering pizzas.... honestly I kinda feel a little sorry for the guy.

— On the neighbor message Pizza Delivery People
7 p.m.

@black and white,

4368 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60641
b/t Pensacola Ave & Montrose Ave in Portage Park

http://www.yelp.com/biz/mrs-o-learys-pub-and-grill-chicago

— On the neighbor message Old Mrs. O'Leary's
6:45 p.m.

@jim, where have u been

— On the neighbor message no soup for you?
1:31 p.m.

No, I have not. I still have the recipe tho, maybe when I have more time and the weather get cooler. Work has been killing me lately, I just been grabbing a quick bite and going to bed.

— On the neighbor message no soup for you?
1:30 p.m.

are you asking what dogs come to mind?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vm-00hTA3nk

— On the neighbor message Dog Heroes and Villains
11:42 a.m.

i have always crossed busy streets at stoplights, rarely will I cross without one (and yes that means I will walk extra at times, but that is just me. crossing irving by 6 corners can be tricky sometimes and you sometimes have to signal the driver that is turning, but I never had a fear in being rant over. I will not run in front of a car because I have the right of way, or walk briskly in front of them deliberately to get them to stop. i'll signal them to pass or to let them know I am crossing and they have always complied... maybe I am lucky or by making visual contact with them is the key.

— On the neighbor message Stop signs optional?
9:55 p.m.

I would look at this long term if they are your neighbors and are going to be for awhile, best to take it a little slow. there are a couple ways to get them to comply, either make them your friends so to speak or make them your enemies.

if they seem like basically good people, you may stand a good chance at befriending them. if you do talk to them, be cordial, don't go over and make demands, introduce yourself and be neighborly, think if someone introduced themselves to you as their neighbor and told you to change things in your life because that person thought it was a problem.

get to know them to the point you are saying hi joe, good morning, how are you, etc.

step one, get on a regular talking basis.

step two, pick one issue ie: pot smoke. hey joe, lately some of the smoke from you house crosses over here and my wife gets sick to her stomach, is there anyway you can help us out with that?

return to step one for a spell

step 3, pick issue two, you know joe you have a real nice patio, I noticed that you have the same issue I have been having with my dog dog poo, I have got this one scooper and think it is great, you want to try mine, I am going to visit a friend and I think I have an extra over there, if it works for you, you can have it. (you may have to buy a scooper).
this is one of those it is there property and they can do what they want type deals, hard to get anyone to force them to clean it.

if they are bad people, it can be tricky, you may have to bring the law in, but then be careful, they know when you are home and not, anything could happen at that point. they may not be capable of doing damage, but may know some people that can.

it Is hard to stop people coming and going, if they are disturbing the peace and are loud, you can call in a complaint.

— On the neighbor message Neighbor Dilemma - Advice Please
1:55 p.m.

and free strollers for strollers

free nets for frednets

and the bill will go to the engineers

— On the neighbor message If you're a Jeff, this is your fest!
11:37 a.m.

bump, who is going?

— On the neighborhood event Parklet Pop Up and Sculpture Dedication
12:27 a.m.

@joanie,

we found the drunken tenant and asked if he remembered.

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

glad you were not hurt, by the way

8:40 p.m.

I think they spelled the program wrong, isn't shouldn't it be
"electric aggravation program"?

4:05 p.m.

"When you gotta go you gotta go", there's a product for that

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UbAAIG8j20

— On the neighbor message I Took A Stroll
3:58 p.m.

for Jefferson park township

— On the neighbor message Property Tax Assistance
9:22 p.m.

When is it open next?

— On the neighbor message Property Tax Assistance
8:53 p.m.

I was at shila's today, good stuff, good price.

1pic

http://imgur.com/LGBI0Zf

— On the neighbor message Shila's
3:33 p.m.

to keep cost down maybe you can share a storefront with another business.
maybe by paying them a portion of rent and by sharing the same phone answer person you can both cut cost. this would be a good way to get started before moving to a new storefront. both businesses can run independently of one another and just share the same location. you can look for an existing business that may tie into yours like window, garage door, but do not offer your specific services. there could be two lines, dial 1 for business 1, dial 2 for business 2. just a thought.

1:21 p.m.

go to: http://imgur.com/
under "upload images" select computer
select your images you like to share, if multiple hold down the ctrl key while clicking multiple images
hit open on the bottom right when done selecting
click start upload
after upload is complete copy the url at the top of the page and post it here. the link will take people to the pictures.

there is no signup required

— On the neighbor message Portage Restaurant
10:12 a.m.

First run movie theater would be nice

— On the neighbor message Old Mayfair Lumber site
3:18 p.m.

they are coming up with a protected dog walking lane in the parkway.

— On the neighbor message :: NEW DEVELOPMENT ::
9:44 p.m.

no, but funny you should mention, i upgraded from a flip phone like last year and I got a smart phone, it blanked out about a month ago all the programing was coming up 0000 and they gave me a loner flip phone for a few days, I am back with the smartphone now, and no it is not an I phone.

10:11 p.m.

I did pull over to the side of the flower bed to text after it happened, for the record I did not walk and text.

9:07 p.m.

Darnn, walking down irving right now, almost got hit by a bike riding on the sidewalk. He's lucky I heard his creaky bike chain... I am lucky I heard him too.

8:05 p.m.

I don't want to see anyone hurt or killed, any time I have ever come close to hitting any pedestrians or bike riders is usually when they are j walking/running in the street or riding in the middle of the street, something unexpected, but I am aware and I drive accordingly, the same should be said for pedestrians and cyclist.

I think it is everyone's responsibility to remain educated and it takes all parties to share some of the responsibility. sometimes by not taking things for granted and being careful we can avoid accidents.

I have seen people that just cross where ever they want and hold their hand up, I see bike riders weaving through traffic in the middle of the street, I see people in cars speeding, texting or not paying attention, dancing etc.

we need to address all these concerns, not just drivers for everyone's safety.

when I cross the street, I don't care if you have a red light or not, I am going to say, is this person going to stop. when I drive my car I am not going to say hey there is a person running in the street where did they come from, I am going to scan the roadway for potential hazards, pedestrians and cyclist and be prepared to react accordingly.

7:04 p.m.

2 pics, rock on and off, been working for 10+ years

http://imgur.com/kcnk0C5,siSf8Zs#0

— On the neighbor message Solutions for gutter drainage?
6:49 p.m.

I put a big rock over mine... really.

— On the neighbor message Solutions for gutter drainage?
1:53 p.m.

@dennis, I thought that too at first, but then I began to understand the format it took some acquirement, but once you get how it works, its ok. it is definitely different.

— On the neighbor message Shooting at Cicero & Berenice
11:21 p.m.

original commenter

Johnny Portage Park
To be fair. My original post was hours before someone tragically lost their life. I certainly couldn't have predicted my lame attempt at humor would be overshadowed by these events.
Also, Portage Park should get an IKEA.
Or a Trader Joe's

— On the neighbor message Loud noises outside.
9:19 p.m.

God

— On the neighbor message Shooting at Cicero & Berenice
2:03 p.m.

technically it was about loud noises that sound "like gunshots", not gunshots, but like gunshots.

common sense, sentence structure and the emoticon truly show the statement is sarcastic and not meant to be taken literally.

Any one that says they took it seriously is either playing a game of devils advocate or just takes everything literally.

it just happened to be coincidental that someone was shot.

and speaking of that, I agree that it is sad that someone was killed.

but, also at the end of the day I would rather have a cop on my street with a gun with good intent then someone else on the street with a gun with bad intent.

— On the neighbor message Loud noises outside.
10:24 a.m.

and we never got to see a picture of it....

— On the neighbor message Free mailbox
10:05 a.m.

the closest I got to a parade is the parade pasta sauce in the cabinet.

— On the neighbor message How was the Parade yesterday?
7:47 p.m.

I am not on the budget plan, I try to use less gas when I get a high bill, I think with the budget plan it is too easy to just keep it at a certain temp instead of freezing a little and using the microwave. the thing is unless you are monitoring your therms there is no way to know your usage each month while on the budget plan. march bill really hurt

date therms bill

06/20/2014 24.55 $58.39
05/21/2014 66.43 $116.92
04/22/2014 112.31 $202.15
03/24/2014 233.35 $320.00
02/21/2014 260.60 $256.43
01/23/2014 286.05 $267.95
12/20/2013 206.45 $200.44
11/21/2013 123.95 $133.51
10/22/2013 38.60 $63.39
09/20/2013 25.40 $53.29
08/21/2013 21.33 $49.51
07/22/2013 25.37 $52.30
06/19/2013 42.63 $65.43

— On the neighbor message People's Gas Budget Change?
5:18 p.m.

if you are just getting the glass make sure you measure the window at top and bottom and left to right, on some older windows some were not perfectly symmetrical.

— On the neighbor message Interior wood window glass replacement
5:10 a.m.

she must have an older tv that requires a converter and hence more "cords".

— On the neighbor message Free mailbox
8:52 p.m.

maybe he will share a pic

6:33 p.m.

incense

— On the neighbor message be careful with fireworks !
5:32 p.m.

fooood, just ate.... ahhh;)

http://imgur.com/7lMuTUY

— On the neighbor message Best things on the Fourth
5:12 p.m.

if you can get the window frame out, take it to ace and they can put in a new glass for you

— On the neighbor message Interior wood window glass replacement
3:27 p.m.

we all share your pane

— On the neighbor message Interior wood window glass replacement
3:26 p.m.

@pattymelt, if your phone will send a picture message you can send it to someone with an web enabled phone and they can post it up.

— On the neighbor message Free mailbox
3:24 p.m.

@ pattymelt, can you find an image of similar on line and post it?

ie :http://i00.i.aliimg.com/wsphoto/v0/1873118886_1/European-cast-font-b-iron-b-font-crafts-do-the-old-retro-mail-mailbox-newspaper-boxes.jpg

hey, I even found a picture of bill the engineers mailbox: http://img.groundspeak.com/waymarking/display/1e3e45ac-b0f1-4b59-b080-a0fbce17d942.jpg

— On the neighbor message Free mailbox
3:21 p.m.

Now I am wondering what an orange pie would taste like.... hmm

2:25 p.m.

i definitely think we need wider bike lanes on Milwaukee and some of the other suggestions, i am not for cutting down driving lanes, i think that as a whole Chicago needs to invest the money in making more bike lanes first before they start spending all the money on protected lanes.

i would rather see 2 stretches of bike lanes added or improved then having one protected stretch.

ever bike ride down Addison street? you would think they would put money into that street for bike lanes, it goes to Wrigley field, the lake, etc.

if they want to do something to slow down traffic, i would say they can add more stoplights or narrow the lanes, but i don't think they should reduce the car lanes.

7:05 p.m.

http://wgntv.com/2014/07/02/community-meeting-tonight-on-milwaukee-avenue-traffic-plans/

45th Ward Alderman John Arena says the new plan will actually improve business. He says right now 60% of businesses are vacant.

so if this would improve business and bring more businesses to the area, what will happen when all the businesses are filled and no longer vacant?

wouldn't this it increase traffic?

4:56 p.m.

your right, for the sake of argument, let me better rephrase it,

the drivers will see them, but have less places to park

12:16 a.m.

when I first read the story, I was having flashbacks of this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCeB7fq3tMU

11:52 p.m.

@kac, I would contact the alderman's office and post his response to the issue here. if his response is not satisfactory, that posted on here might get more people to get involved in contacting his office to request that something be done.

if it is satisfactory then it would be nice to know you played a role in getting things to happen.

— On the neighbor message STREET REPAIRS
11:32 p.m.

my dad used to get it from the currency exchange and I have always done so, I am a creature of habit. I want to have it in my hand so I am not thinking about it, especially with the mail service being sporadic at times. it is instant and I have never waited in a long line or had to worry about checking my mail wondering when it would come.

I can see the value and convenience of ordering online and see no issues with it, it is just not for me.

— On the neighbor message remeber to put on your city sticker
11:29 p.m.

@pam, I am sorry to hear of the accident. I do my best to keep the habit of looking in my rearview mirror every 8 seconds and also, checking it when I come to a stop.

one time I came to a stop and was reading something while waiting at the light and a drunk driver from the other lane swerved into my lane and rear ended me. since then even when I come to a stop I wait for a car to stop behind me and am ready to move up or to the side if it does not look like it will come to a stop.

at the end of the day, it does not matter who's fault it is , but whether you made it though the day safely.

— On the neighbor message Stoplight installed at Montrose and Linder
11:25 p.m.

@harry lee, I was expecting the new businesses to do well. anyway that would be a 20% reduction for driving customers. for an example eliminate 20% of parking from the marino's lot, I think it would effect their business, maybe I am wrong.

11:20 p.m.

Funny, they said it would be good for businesses because drivers would be driving slower and would be able to see them. Now once the new businesses come to the area, the drivers will see them, but have no place to park.

10:41 p.m.

I see he even hit the cops "review" mirror

8:46 p.m.

that is why I always go to the currency exchange....

— On the neighbor message remeber to put on your city sticker
12:11 p.m.

this may help explain better

https://www.elmhurst.org/DocumentCenter/Home/View/610

— On the neighbor message Standpipe installation?
9:48 p.m.

@portage parker, the check valve is at the highest point where there is not that much pressure because it is above the flood plane/drain.

the ejector is ejecting at a level above the flood plane/drain so it does not have to be as forceful as the incoming water think up and down and out, gravity works with it like a suction once the water is flowing, kinda like how a siphon pump would work.

a plumber might be able to explain it better... I am pretty much posting to the best of my understanding on the basic principal.

the thing I do know is for the people that do have it, it works.... unless they lose power, but some units have a battery backup

— On the neighbor message Standpipe installation?
9:45 p.m.

this is what I used as water was coming up the drains

http://imgur.com/sCIu3RN

— On the neighbor message flood control
9:31 p.m.

here is a version of my flood control for water coming thru the foundation wall on the side of the house.

the first picture is my original way to stop/slow the leak

then I upgraded on the second picture

http://imgur.com/blM0b3d,H9Wh5lq#0

— On the neighbor message flood control
8:32 p.m.

an overhead sewer raises your drain pipes above flood level (above the street), it almost acts like a horizontal stand pipe and uses an ejector pump to pump the water up to the overhead drain, then down into the sewer it uses a check value to ensure water only goes out to the sewer. any water coming up thorough is diverted to the pit and ejector pump.
Overhead Sewer
An overhead sewer acts like a standpipe but without the problems. A sump is installed under the basement floor to intercept sewage flowing from the basement fixtures and the basement floor drain. An ejector pump in the sump pushes sewage up above the flood level. From there it can drain by gravity into the sewer service line. Plumbing fixtures on the first floor continue to drain by gravity to the service line.
It is unlikely that the sewers will back up above the ground level. If water does go higher, a check valve in the pipe from the ejector pump keeps it in the pipes. Backed up sewage is enclosed in the sewer pipes so there is no worry about overflowing laundry tubs or basement toilets.
http://www.woodriver.org/images/image185.gif

there is a cheaper method, i just came from a friend's house right now and he just got flood control last week, he spent $6k. the way this works is they dig a hole in your basement floor below your drains, like 6 feet then make a pit up (where your sewer drain line is). any water will come in the pit first before the drain because the pit is at the lower level, it then uses an ejector pump to pump back into the sewer system with a check valve as well. the only difference between this system and the overhead sewer is that there are no overhead sewer pipes to hold extra water. i took pictures while i was there.
http://imgur.com/C35Ck8u,00S1vWx,QYcjpwl,4H3iXuL,PnTks0P

— On the neighbor message Standpipe installation?
8:09 p.m.

@pat, did they offer you other options like an overhead sewer?

— On the neighbor message Standpipe installation?
6:02 p.m.

I think I read somewhere the longest you could have a stand pipe is 3ft, any longer than that can create too much pressure.

— On the neighbor message Standpipe installation?
12:49 p.m.

I would just clean it up and save it for something big, it may not even be worth it after your deductible. sometimes insurance companies will raise rates if there is a claim or after a few claims drop the member. anytime I can afford to fix something on my own I do and save insurance for the big stuff. some insurance companies have a claim free discount, I have heard of others making claims and their rates going up, when they call to see why their rates went up, they are told that since they made a claim they are no longer getting the claim free discount and they will be eligible again for it in 6 years of no claims.

http://chicago.everyblock.com/talk/jun30-check-your-basement-6228052/

— On the neighbor message Sewer backup?
12:40 a.m.

i just use good old fashion bleach and hot water and a cheap sponge mop and throw the mop away when i am done.

— On the neighbor message check your basement
11:48 p.m.

sorry to hear, the closest i have come to missing any part of the exhaust system was my muffler falling off due to rust.

had to repair a blown hose today, oh brother the hottest day too....

2 pic http://imgur.com/zpOthzt,qxLOhA8#0

— On the neighbor message Catalytic converter stolen
11:45 p.m.

about 4 months ago a neighbor had his catalytic converter stolt, he had a chevy caviler.

— On the neighbor message Catalytic converter stolen
11:29 p.m.

good luck chi girl, keep us posted ;)

— On the neighbor message Gutter Repair Recommendations?
11:25 p.m.

@tlo, "new riverfront property" ...lol first laugh I had all day.

— On the neighbor message check your basement
11:22 p.m.

this is the thing I shoved down the drain and pumped it out a garden hose, after it was coming in too fast to vacuum and pump. (see pictures)

http://www.craftsman.com/craftsman-pump-out-wet-dry-vac-pump-accessory/p-00916952000P

— On the neighbor message check your basement
11:19 p.m.

@norrin radical, I have a wet dry vac the first year I was vacuuming and dumping, etc what a workout for like an hour catching it as it came in, I since then bought a pump out accessory for the vacuum to pump out water thru a garden hose as vacuuming. it was coning in fast today so I took the accessory pump out of the vacuum and just stuck it in the drain, I think I am in the clear now.

I really need to go out and get a utility pump for things like this, I guess i'll put it on my list.

— On the neighbor message check your basement
11:14 p.m.

Yes, they can just cut a hole for it and attach it.

I think a cam is a couple hundred, you may get away with having a plumber rod the line, if there was leaves in your gutter and you have no screens at the downspout, it is possible it is clogged with leaves/mud and a simple rodding might work, if you have issues after that, then spring for the cam, the catch is, if the cam finds a problem, it is not cheap. still it is no guarantee, if all your gutters are feeding into the sewer and that is the last one to feed, the sewer system as a whole could be getting backed up with all that water.

— On the neighbor message Gutter Repair Recommendations?
10:19 p.m.

yeah, I agree if it is going into a sewer pipe that is most likely the problem. it should go out into the lawn, perforated drainage pipe, or well.

— On the neighbor message Gutter Repair Recommendations?
10:06 p.m.

it could be the amount of water going on that side of the house, you could, get a bigger gutter, or add another downspout in the middle or at the end, you can have it drain the opposite direction of the first downspout or you can have the additional downspout go into a rain barrel.

— On the neighbor message Gutter Repair Recommendations?
8:15 p.m.

for the record, I am not a fan of the harsh words by anyone.

I am open minded, but also opinionated, I have learned a lot on every block. and I am grateful to have good neighbors to correspond with, some in which opinions I have grown to trust over the period of time I have been on.

some in which have opened my eyes to new things, new recipes, new places, events and looking at things from another perspective.

I have even ventured out and met a few people on every block, people that I now would consider my friends.

I like the good of every block and the people that I have come to know and trust over time, the ones that have not changed their names or personalities.

I am proud that as a whole there are a lot of good people on here and I can call them my neighbors.

— On the neighbor message EB Removes Entire Threads?
8:03 p.m.

drive down ridge street in Evanston during a winter storm, narrow roads are terrible for inclement weather.

I don't fear them, I just don't like them

6:32 p.m.

this from the link, under myth busting :

“Road diets increase congestion.”

Left-turning vehicles, delivery trucks, police enforcement and stranded vehicles can move into a center lane or bike lane, which eliminates double-parking and reduces crash risks.

which leaves the question:

for the Milwaukee project is there going to be a center lane for this or will police enforcement be able to drive in the protected bike lane?

“Road diets aren’t good for public transit.”

Transit conflicts can be avoided with good planning, such as incorporating a center lane so motorists can move around stopped buses and adding side pull-out bays for buses.

which leaves the question:

is a center lane in the plans?

“Road diets slow down emergency responders.”

By not using short speed humps and stop signs, a road diet can accommodate emergency vehicles without increasing response times.

Drivers can pull into bicycle lanes to move out of the way, and a center-turn lane can be used by responders needing to pass other vehicles.

How will drivers be able to pull into a protected bike lane?

— On the neighbor message Road Diets Explained
6:29 p.m.

I just thought of something. many people say that places like leadbellys (a hamburger place) should have vegetarian options even thou it is primarily a meat place, same for rib fest (a place primarily for ribs and meat), people wanted more vegetarian options.

it is interesting that vegetarians that go to primarily meat places and request/expect vegetarian options, but I have yet to see a meat eater go to a vegetarian restaurant and request/expect meat options...

I just thought it was an interesting ponder.

2:13 p.m.

the catch with that is some of these people do not steal at random, they are pros, they follow the ups, fed ex trucks, most have a driver assigned to a specific route and area. they know if they deliver a package they give it a couple minutes, if you were expecting a package, you would get it right away, if not you are either not home, didn't hear them go up the stairs or are not presentable to be outside. they would use this opportunity to grab the package. then catch up with the driver on their route.

— On the neighbor message Packages stolen off porch
12:09 a.m.

you would at sometime have to repaint it and it would be costly in the long run.

— On the neighbor message Picture of the old Bank of America Building
2:22 p.m.

@redditor, I think mike is related to Yuri

2:12 a.m.

@ 6 cornered, thank you for checking by the way.

— On the neighbor message fire? portage theater?
11:32 p.m.

any word on what they were there for, I heard there were 4 fire trucks there and a fourth pulled up. maybe it was a false fire alarm due to a bad sensor.

— On the neighbor message fire? portage theater?
11:30 p.m.

@6 cornered, talking to someone else they told me the trucks left, but no one knows what was happening, or happened.

my friend ran into the girl from josi's and was talking to her outside when they took the picture of the fire trucks outside. they were unable to find out what was going on at the time.

— On the neighbor message fire? portage theater?
11:20 p.m.

edit: they wrote down the wrong address

— On the neighbor message fire? portage theater?
11:09 p.m.

@ legal news, if that is the case they hit the wrote down the wrong address, congress Is down the street.

— On the neighbor message fire? portage theater?
11:08 p.m.

live pictures coming in now

http://imgur.com/OZatP02

— On the neighbor message fire? portage theater?
10:52 p.m.

i would think that before installing protected bike lanes, all major avenues have a bike lane. Addison street for example could use a painted bike lane, the sidewalks may have to be cut back, but would rather see adding more regular bike lanes first, then stepping up to protected lanes.

6:52 p.m.

I have to visit ellengee market some day, I have never been there.

— On the neighbor message Welcome to Grilling Season
10:53 p.m.

@randy, just kidding

— On the neighbor message Upcoming Events at The Portage Theater
10:44 p.m.

those are the movies he was in

— On the neighbor message Upcoming Events at The Portage Theater
10:44 p.m.

@miesterburger,

1/2 pound burgers or 1/2 burgers?

what is the minimum purchase for burgers?

— On the neighbor message Welcome to Grilling Season
9:55 p.m.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klG9G4BDLtA

— On the neighbor message Puppy Training
9:46 p.m.

ok, hit the grill today, inactive burger season 2

http://imgur.com/5In7efo

— On the neighbor message Welcome to Grilling Season
6:52 p.m.

i have one of these for numbers

http://imgur.com/BLd3ZI5

— On the neighbor message Need Answering Machine for senior.
5:39 p.m.

they need to stop building new things that they are not able to maintain, it just cost too much in the long run. best to maintain existing then to build new stuff and neglect it.

12:29 p.m.

the goal of the meeting is probably to convince the public that this is a good idea and show all these studies of how things will be better.

the issue is that as a majority Chicago traffic is pretty bad, if it was better gas prices would be lower, but since it takes so long for the tankers just to get to the stations in the city, that is part of the high cost. one thing that I know, with the thought process of planners being less lanes equal less traffic could be part of the issue. during times of rush hour they usually limit parking lanes to open up more lanes to alleviate traffic or open express lanes on the highway.

book smarts like statistics and common sense like reality do not always coincide. if everyone followed the rules and were idealistic in their travels I can see how things would work, but people are not.

if traffic is supposed to be better like they say by having the protected bike lane, fine.
then make the commitment if traffic is not better that they switch it back.

— On the neighbor message Milwaukee Avenue Complete Streets Project
11:46 a.m.

so in the winter, what is the plan? the snow plow will plow the street pushing snow into parked cars possibly the bike lane, the sewers are in the bike lane, as water drains from the salt melting the snow on the street and temperatures drop you have ice. think of every time there is ice and snow next to the curb, not in the street next to the existing bike lane.

so now you end up with a iced up bike lane, no bike lane plows in site and now you can't ride in the street with the cars because now it is really narrow and if you get hit, it could be a legal argument that you should of been in the protected bike lane.

I would like to know about the plan and cost to maintain this project over other updates that can be done to resolve some of the issues.

11:26 p.m.

how they going to plow these lanes in the winter? they have to hire some special plow to go through the path, then where are they going to put the snow? probably have to haul it away. how about the poles to replace the poles when people knock them or run them over like the crosswalk signs in the middle of the street telling you to stop if you see a pedestrian in a crosswalk, then the person just looks at you and stands there. yeah, they are just stand there, it is there standing spot.

build new stuff and raise taxes to maintain it. stop already, stop raising taxes, city stickers, plate stickers, taxes on phones, water, alcohol, etc.... stop spending the money on new things, when we can't even maintain the old things... spend the money on the potholes, new traffic signals and synchronized controls, crosswalk buttons, speed humps, schools, cops, street lamps that are out, reinstate graffiti blasters to full time again, etc.

they never tell you the true expense, just widen the bike lanes, narrow the car lanes (like ridge in Evanston) lay some nice bike lane paint down and so be it.

10:12 p.m.

if these protected bike lanes are how I envision it, I can see people start getting hit by bikes while making deliveries or getting out or going back to their car. some mom not paying attention pushing a stroller right into the path of a bike while getting out of a car.

6:38 p.m.

someone else said this before, when you slow down traffic, you also slow down emergency vehicles such as ambulances, fire trucks and cops.

4:58 p.m.

I retract, bill is right josi's was not on the list

— On the neighbor message What will open first?
6:39 p.m.

i thought josi's was first, regardless they are number one in my book

— On the neighbor message What will open first?
6:38 p.m.

you can try the Better business bureau

3:41 p.m.

@ randy,

i prefer the phase "guardian of the parklet" over "I am just the custodian"

years ago granted with the power of extreme strolling the courageous Randy, uses his strolling powers to defend the parklet against untrimmed bushes, litter and ants.

bringing together the community to pop up every 3rd Friday.

— On the neighborhood event Parklet Pop Up June 20, 2014 5 pm - 9 pm
1:33 a.m.

@kathleen, the thing is that principals and teachers stating attire is distracting, but they seem to be the most distracted by it, distracted enough that they don't follow or create proper policies to address it.

— On the neighbor message Gray Elementary experiences
3:39 p.m.

And @59 he can still draw a bigger crowd

9:08 p.m.

i would like to see stuff like this, but that is just me:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWEEIAIivpo

7:19 p.m.

@ Harold, I can see you now:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUPH5OhXC1A

— On the neighbor message Anything happening at Irving and Marmora?
4:54 p.m.

some people have multiple personalities, maybe that is the case.

— On the neighbor message Subreddit exists to discuss Everyblock.com
11:24 a.m.

for the record, I am not a kenji.

— On the neighbor message Subreddit exists to discuss Everyblock.com
11:20 a.m.

Irving park and lamon

— On the neighbor message Figment Festival
8:13 p.m.

therapy is very helpful, these situations can really mess with you just be sure to be sensitive to him at this time, he is going to be going through a process. it may not sound like a big deal to some, but it is difficult process for a normal person to go through, you never really know how much it would effect you till you go through something like that. I am glad to here that he is alright, he is doing the right thing by going to therapy.

12:13 p.m.

that sounds like the wright place for one.

— On the neighbor message Divvy!!!
12:05 p.m.

@margarita, happened to me too, at least I know it is not just my electric. thanks for posting. I can only guess a power surge or something.

— On the neighbor message No Electricity for a few minutes
12:04 p.m.

Is he alright? I had someone close to me that worked in a store that was robbed, they put a gun to her head, robbed the store, then duct taped 3 of her coworkers face down including her. She had to go to therapy for 6 months and was never really the same.

10:39 a.m.

Happens to the best of us, years ago I left my pullout car stereo in my car one time. They broke my back window with a brick and took it. That one time that I forgot and left it in there.

— On the neighbor message Lost Britax Stroller
10:21 a.m.

Chance to win:
a Rain Barrel
Basement flooding
Storm water Management
Water Conservation
Green Infrastructure

knowing my luck... out of all listed I'd win basement flooding

2:32 a.m.

this song comes to mind:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2lZB3ook7A

— On the neighbor message Community Tavern - The drywall is going up!
2:19 a.m.

@bellyer,

"They have to come back again tomorrow to reinstall our water meter after they clean all the sludge out of it"

so what was causing you not to have water...sludge?

— On the neighbor message No running water! Thanks for nothing, 311!
11:11 p.m.

Maybe the gas company shut off your water by mistake, I would check with a neighbor to see if they have water, if they do, check the water shut off in the front yard to see if it was mistakenly shut off

— On the neighbor message No running water! Thanks for nothing, 311!
5:25 p.m.

omg, I am getting old, I meant grape crush, not fanta

— On the neighbor message six corners bbq fest
10:51 p.m.

@wayne, I can't get any lighter. my comment was a spoof on "da" in Chicago slang (ie's below), sorry it was supposed to be funny. I guess I am getting old.

I agree with you with pop. I was born in Chicago and always referred to it as pop as well, something about that grape Fanta in a glass bottle. I used to drink it fast to get my dime back.

http://www.chicagoarchitecture.org/2014/04/14/chicagoisms-more-than-over-by-dere-and-da-bearz/

http://www.wikihow.com/Fake-a-Chicago-Accent

http://www.yanoff.org/humor/chicago-slang.shtml

http://dominantreality.blogspot.com/2008/03/chicago-slang.html

— On the neighbor message six corners bbq fest
10:34 p.m.

what about the combo? where does "soda pop" come from?

you would think soda would be a Chicago thing since it has a "da" in it, maybewe are pronouncing it wrong. what about.

"hey dere, i's wants me one of dem ober dere coke ahh so-da's". "da-so-da!"

— On the neighbor message six corners bbq fest
8:39 p.m.

i think with gale street part of the reason they are good because they perfected the cooking process in house, I don't think they have outdoor equipment and to rent outdoor grilling equipment and try to produce the same results in an outdoor environment are not their forte.

I think it would be a good idea to not only extend the fest, but maybe reserve a block at the end for food trucks... how awesome would that be? they would have to leave at night and reset up in the morning, but it is doable.

and maybe add a snow cone vendor... lol

— On the neighbor message six corners bbq fest
4:32 p.m.

@bella,
yes, I agree that it was not a cheap day, I had the panhandler from the texas place for $21 (i think the 25 one was the big tex) and I got a water from josi's for 75 cents. I tried to take in the sun the and people and ran into a few people there. i watched the zumba dancers for a bit and took in some of the music at the main stage. got a free water bottle from athletico, i went late afternoon on Saturday, around 4. i was third in line for food, around 530-6 the lines started to get pretty long. i was going to go again today, but it had already been a long day and just wanted to stay home.

i was thinking of the meet-ups we would do like neighbors night out and at the parklet. maybe we can have an every block meet-up there next year.

i agree with some of the vendors, but then they paid for their spot. not much that i found interesting. maybe next year they can rent out tents for half the day and have like a farmers market during the day and crafts at night. just a thought.
here is a good idea for next year... how bout a bbq tent with bbq tools rubs etc?

the music was ok and i am not sure of if it could be done, it would be nice if there can be some local neighborhood bands that are unknowns that may play at the fest for exposure, they would play for less and give them an opportunity to be more well known, the music would have to be approved of course.

i was thinking that there are a lot of people that come from the fest from other areas and a coupon book for the area similar to that corridor brochure might stir up local business, there are a lot of people that still don't know of the new offerings.

— On the neighbor message six corners bbq fest
11:22 p.m.

every time i hear strollin i always think of this game, and yes I had one as a kid. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4vzoaoM49U

— On the neighbor message Portage Park Rocks!!!!
10:40 p.m.

@portage porker, good to see you there ;)

— On the neighbor message six corners bbq fest
10:17 p.m.

I am at the fest now, just finished a texas panhandler. Fyi josi's has bottled water for 75 cents while supplies last. Make sure you stop in after your ribs to cool down with some nice frozen yogurt or sorbet. Support local business.

— On the neighbor message six corners bbq fest
5:49 p.m.

when pep boys first opened I thought I would give them a shot, I had a coolant leak and a bad u joint.

they said they pressure tested and there was no leak, and recommended a flush and fill. skeptical, but I went with it. a months later I was low on antifreeze again, I found the leak at the water pump and fixed it myself.

they concurred and said replacing the u joint would correct the issue upon inspection. they replaced the u joint then said there was another problem, being that the axle shaft was worn and that would be more likely causing the issue as when they got the u joint out it was not bad, but they said it is good that you replaced it anyway. then
the u-joint they said that they did not have the right bolt so they just put in a long one and to come back next week for them to put in the correct bolt. I went back next week and they did not have the bolt, they said I have to drop it off so they can take out an original bolt to go to the store and match it up. what happened to the original bolt? nobody knows. I learned then stick with a mechanic you trust or do it yourself.

— On the neighbor message Tire repair
3:44 p.m.

key facts that I have found about divvy.

how it works: http://www.divvybikes.com/how-it-works

remember the $7 per day is in 30 minute increments so if you rent it for the day you have to redock it at a divvy station within the 30 mins or incur overtime fees. you can then undock it and go for another 30 minutes. http://www.divvybikes.com/pricing

they are not intended to be locked up, like at a grocery store or to run errands, their intention is that you ride from divvy station to divvy station.

if you go to dock to a station and it is full, you indicate at the station that it is full and must return the bike to the next divvy station, I think they give you an extra 15 minutes at that point so you won't go into overtime, if that is full, the next. there is an app to see which one is not full, but there is no guarantee that it will not be full when you get there.

you must have a credit card to join, if you lose a key there is a $10 charge to your account, if the bike gets stolen while in your possession there is a $1,200 charge and you have to report it to the police station and provide documents (there is no insurance).

here is some more information on faq http://www.divvybikes.com/faq

I hope this clears up some of the main questions, I found by reading some of the reviews some of the challenges here: http://www.yelp.com/biz/divvy-chicago

11:03 a.m.

i do have a plug kit that I use in emergencies. works pretty well. a good investment when you can't get to a shop right away.

http://mytinyurl.com/xdkpwcsvsf

— On the neighbor message Tire repair
6:41 p.m.

Stations with bikes you can rent.

5:22 p.m.

and for those staying home that may have a neighbor going to any of these events, keep an eye out on their property.

— On the neighbor message 10 FUN THINGS TO DO IN THE 45th THIS WEEKEND!
1:41 p.m.

yeah, like I said I have been to majestic for a flat before, that was some time ago thou, I didn't remember the price, but I remember it was not that bad.

— On the neighbor message Tire repair
1:39 p.m.

I agree, on the hot spots, mine is only a two burner so its worse even, I know some people that have multiple burners and it is a little more even. have you ever tried charcoal briquettes in the tinderbox? I have not tried it, but always wondered if it would work well.

— On the neighbor message Welcome to Grilling Season
12:40 p.m.

anyone use sears or is there any secret places around here that repair a flat for $6-8 anymore, or are those days gone? so far I have seen the average tire repair $15-25

— On the neighbor message Tire repair
12:32 p.m.

@a&k, discount tire repairs flats for free, that is some great information to have, especially if going up that way.

I have used just tires on irving and harlem, they take awhile so (if you are dropping off do it early and pick it up later or call ahead) and majestic tire a couple times, once for a flat tire and once for a used tire and rim when someone stole my spare.
http://www.yelp.com/biz/majestic-tire-store-chicago

— On the neighbor message Tire repair
12:28 p.m.

i have a gas grill too, so I am right there with you, I can't say that I grilled anything that looked that good thou. I almost want to print out a 4x6 and put it in my recipe book.

— On the neighbor message Welcome to Grilling Season
10:53 p.m.

@Chandra, thanks a lot for remembering this post and posting up. those ribs look awesome.

those pictures are so good I can almost taste it

— On the neighbor message Welcome to Grilling Season
9:55 p.m.

i will probably go Saturday sometime.

anyone else going?

— On the neighbor message Looking for the 6 Corners BBQ Fest line up?
7:03 p.m.

sorry if someone found it unneighborly, I thought it was a pretty inspirational song.

— On the neighbor message What's going on with 4901 W Irving?
5:46 p.m.

I had a soft spot for this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GelOkOzQ9cw

— On the neighbor message What's going on with 4901 W Irving?
4:58 p.m.

are you trying to make a movie for Baxley's Village off of cta camera feeds.

— On the neighbor message Give U. S. Our Data
4:48 p.m.

instead the 9 year old hid in the closet, then was the first to call police that led to an arrest.

the community got involved and helped police catch the suspect getting another bad guy off the streets.

this is one of those situations you celebrate the good that happened, and learn the potential dangers of leaving a child at home.

— On the neighbor message Intruder Caught
4:46 p.m.

@eye irritant, good job, thanks for posting.

— On the neighbor message Intruder Caught
4:15 p.m.

They should not use residential streets for deliveries,for that I would agree with the alderman.

— On the neighbor message What's going on with 4901 W Irving?
1:15 p.m.

dogmom, you said "let it go"

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

sorry, it's my jam

— On the neighbor message What's going on with 4901 W Irving?
12:15 p.m.

I think with communication as long as the message is received, that is what counts, who is really to judge what is proper?

12:11 p.m.

the building has issues being developed in its current state, the first step in moving forward is to knock it down.

the building was not designed to be a grocery store, it was designed to be a bank. Make it a bank or tear it down and make it a grocery store.

— On the neighbor message What's going on with 4901 W Irving?
11:23 a.m.

@jlr1028, if it is that loud try to get a sound bite and upload it her, maybe someone can identify it.

— On the neighbor message Bird screeching all night for the 3rd summer
11:39 p.m.

Email me through my profile.

— On the neighbor message Traditional Men's Barber Shop
8:55 p.m.

Well, you got to figure, it was over 30 years ago. I remember you well thou, and when you move from seminary. If I remember correctly, your dad did some awesome model cars.

— On the neighbor message Traditional Men's Barber Shop
6:14 p.m.

@ mike, if you are the one that lived on waveland before, I lived on paulina and you went to the school on belmont, we grew up as kids. You can email me. Interesting too, I live close to don that ran fengers on the corner of waveland/paulina. These were the days of slot cars and burning key cars.

— On the neighbor message Traditional Men's Barber Shop
3:56 p.m.

over by dare

— On the neighbor message Mia's is coming soon!
9:58 p.m.

i think the attitude of some of the bad cyclist is, they won't hit me because it would be their fault. they wouldn't dare and if they run me over because I drove in the middle of the street in front of them, well they will be sorry because I will yell at them and ask them what the hell is wrong with them.

I have come in contact with mostly good cyclist and have not encountered an issue, but there have been a few times I have seen cyclist drive in a way which I would call risky.

— On the neighbor message 6C bicycle enthusiasts Unite
10:52 a.m.

you did the right thing in getting the permit, so just incase there is a dispute on the property line or they put a larger size fence that violates code as long as you have the permit that can give you legal recourse against the fence installer, not all neighbors like fences and they may just call it in because they don't like it to give you a hard time. with no permit it could mean you have to take it down at your expense, with a permit you can hold the fence company liable to take it down.

— On the neighbor message Fence Question
11:48 a.m.

I can't wait to see someone lock their bike to it, that would be too funny

— On the neighbor message Phenomenon
11:19 p.m.

sorry, I don't fish but, happy birthday!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3wARbegmAM

— On the neighbor message Fishing Anyone?
12:17 p.m.

@justbabs? what happens to it after a year?

— On the neighbor message Phenomenon
11:32 p.m.

hmmmph!

— On the neighbor message Watch your Yard Furniture....
9:41 p.m.

wow, how bout that, did you know it was coming? I did not see any announcements. I like it better then the twin souls.

— On the neighbor message Phenomenon
9:37 p.m.

the best thing about formica is that you can still get a color to have that concrete look and it is pretty easy to care for.

http://www.formica.com/en/us/homeowner

— On the neighbor message cheap but good concrete guys
10:53 a.m.

Part-Time Work Convention, 1994 is an International Labor Organization Convention for protection of part-time workers including the rights to equal pay for equal work.

It was established in 1994

therefore a full timer and part timer doing the same work are entitled to the same wage.

9:02 p.m.

triple wow dennis

— On the neighbor message Hate Crime in 6 Corners
5:54 p.m.

tease

— On the neighbor message Tea'se Tea Shoppe
1:08 p.m.

for the record if it was not clear, they are open now.

this is just their "official" grand opening.

11:21 a.m.

or fire station

— On the neighbor message com ed call
6:49 p.m.

while at al's seen this. it looks like they are offering a discount to uniformed police and fireman or delivery to police station.

http://imgur.com/6kdCmxB

— On the neighbor message com ed call
6:49 p.m.

Power is on 6:30 pm, just walked in the door with the pizza. Nice;)

— On the neighbor message com ed call
6:32 p.m.

Headed to al's to pick up a large pizza, it's their tuesday $11 special.

— On the neighbor message com ed call
6:01 p.m.

And power just went out at 5:40 pm

— On the neighbor message com ed call
5:41 p.m.

omg, 500mg 21%

— On the neighbor message com ed call
5:26 p.m.

@everyblock head i do sears sometimes, but if you need to kill a few hours, it has to be the mall. i was more meaning of staying cool at home

— On the neighbor message Passive cooling
5:25 p.m.

so what will this do to all those that are making $15 an hour now through merit increases or time in position increases?

is the intent that their earned increases be scaled up?

5:10 p.m.

speaking of cooling, at times I think it would be more cost efficient to cool me instead of cooling the whole house, other then the obvious, take a shower, drink plenty of water, what are some ways you stay cool while having the ac off. I am sure this will be an issue when people start getting the bill.

anyone use any of these or similar?

http://mytinyurl.com/j5nkj88k37

http://mytinyurl.com/5v3hdqp7h8

http://mytinyurl.com/qgpb9vvhv5

http://mytinyurl.com/pkz5vrsy2c

http://mytinyurl.com/npssb4pxcj

what about a dehumidifier? does anyone have one? does it help much? is it worth getting one to lesson the load on the ac?

— On the neighbor message Passive cooling
5:04 p.m.

yes, healthy choice beef strips portabella, it was ok, probably would not get it again

— On the neighbor message com ed call
4:54 p.m.

@prof mike, the solution then is simple, build more public schools and keep class sizes small. until that happens people will continue to come up with alternative ways to address the problem in the current state or in other words what can be done right now.

I still think one of the biggest issues is on average that parents are working more than they did say 20 years ago, they do not have as much quality time to spend with children and homework.

— On the neighbor message "TAKING BACK THE STREETS” Initiative
12:22 p.m.

if everyone went to public schools right now, they would not fit.

— On the neighbor message "TAKING BACK THE STREETS” Initiative
11:24 p.m.

@gary, that is not my reasoning.

there seems to be a misunderstanding. everyone should contribute to Chicago public school education.

if you are sending a child to private school you should get a tax break off the tuition you pay. not off of property taxes that are paid for schools, not sure how that would even work.

by sending a child to a private school instead of a public school, the public school also benefits because it takes away from overcrowding and gives teachers a more reasonable class size.

— On the neighbor message "TAKING BACK THE STREETS” Initiative
7:57 p.m.

@Minerva, I agree I think if you send your children to private schools you should get a tax break. this also helps prevent overcrowding in the cps system.

anyway isn't this thread supposed to be about a role call? anyone going?

— On the neighbor message "TAKING BACK THE STREETS” Initiative
5:58 p.m.

education is only part of the issue. Also, having parents with good morals and values that support young youth and show them how to be active in their community. values are learned at a young age, but too many times households are missing parental guidance, fighting, yelling, etc. and not doing anything to contribute to the kids self worth and value. the kid lashes out with hate towards others and finds similar peers in gangs to associate with.

A lot of kids in gangs are looking for lost love or attention from family within the gang.
they feel that they have to justify they have value, and what better way then taking from those that do.

when I was young, I had good friends and they had good parents too, parents were more interactive back then. if I wanted to go to a friends house my parents had to call their parents type thing. I had a girlfriend, work and home responsibilities, and had to help my parents with bills if I wanted to stay there. also, friends parents would hire us to pull weeds and clean garages and take stuff to the attic, put in air conditioner type stuff, the money was not great, sometimes it was dinner or an ice cream, but it taught us good values and kept us busy and out of trouble. I remember countless times of going to the store, including when I had to go to the store for my mom.... yes, I had no problem using a bungee cord for that big purple box of kotex to my handlebars and getting it to her as fast as I could.

i never had time for a gang.

— On the neighbor message "TAKING BACK THE STREETS” Initiative
12:26 p.m.

You mean a couple blocks east of harlem (at Narragansett) right? If that were the case he would change his name from pp stroller to pp hiker.

— On the neighbor message Confused Senior Escorted away from Jewel
9:20 a.m.

http://heckys.com/

— On the neighbor message Hecky's Brisket
8:55 a.m.

@sean,

is not the effort or what you do to solve a problem, but how effective and efficient are you are at getting results (that is what we go by at work)

so to the question is arena effective and efficient at meeting expectations?

it depends, as everyone has a different expectation.

that is what politics is about, making people believe you are meeting or attempting to meet a majority of expectations and when it is not possible to meet such expectations have the transparency to show your efforts and blame someone else when your efforts are unable to produce results.

ie. got a petition to do this, but the review board turned it down, therefore making it the review boards fault.

now back to the plane thing.

I think there should be legislation to make quieter planes.maybe some noise cancelation technology deal on the planes or something. I heard they have something like that on high end cars to curb engine noise.

you can sound proof the home, but not sure what they can do for the houses that shake when a plane fly's by, I don't think the planes can fly any higher coming in for a landing so, i'll stick with my work on quieter plane idea.

— On the neighbor message Jet Noise - Working Toward a Solution
2:11 a.m.

just when I was thinking about refinancing, darn

— On the neighbor message Short sales depress home values
11:34 p.m.

sorry, for some reason that link was defective.

http://mytinyurl.com/cfkh1hmcjk

— On the neighbor message V-22 Ospreys over Six Corners
11:33 p.m.

just incase anyone wanted to know what an osprey looks like:

http://mytinyurl.com/8zfp7b7280

— On the neighbor message V-22 Ospreys over Six Corners
11:30 p.m.

https://chicago.everyblock.com/business-licenses/apr22-chitown-fish-and-seafood-llc-6102084/

they look new. I have not been there, but wanted to post the info incase no one knows where it is.

Chitown Fish and Seafood
4949 N. Elston Ave. Chicago, IL. 1-773-545-FISH (3474)

https://www.facebook.com/ChitownFish

— On the neighbor message Chi Town fish
11:29 p.m.

I think that just because they don't enforce it does not mean we should not be cognizant that it does effect their profit margins. if you are a regular customer and do it once and a while it probably is ok, since you continue to put money into the business.

As a business owner they are doing the right thing by accepting the debit/credit on under $10 at this time because of their opening and building the business, but it is costing them, if it gets out of hand they can enforce the minimum, which others may be turned off about or raise the prices to cover the fees. no matter what it is a business and for a business to stay in business they have to remain profitable.

right now they are doing a decent volume and have not stabilized average real operating cost and unexpected expenses to profit. this is the period in which they will be comparing their estimates on paper to real life operation.

If they can get gift cards down the road it should help out a lot, but they have to establish their volume to justify the expense, you have the gift cards and then you have the gift card account to maintain.

11:59 a.m.

was it ruth marie? sorry, had to ask

— On the neighbor message Confused Senior Escorted away from Jewel
2:13 a.m.

@lulubeans, never been to one, what don't you like about them? personally I like potbelly's for sandwiches and mr submarine. not that crazy about subway (don't really like the bread). quiznos has good bread for sandwiches, but currently do not cross paths with one.

— On the neighbor message What ever happened to Jimmy John's?
11:41 p.m.

just so everyone knows, you cannot mute yourself

— On the neighbor message Police activity Berteau and Long
11:25 a.m.

"Finally 6 Corners can finally can get its face out of the gutter..."

flashback: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnXj2RhhqNc

— On the neighbor message What ever happened to Jimmy John's?
11:22 a.m.

yeah, it is a problem, i am supposed to stay away from sugar. i have avoided sugar for so long it is like a drug when i eat it. unfortunately, it is a 30 minute window before the crash.

11:17 a.m.

about 10 years ago, I had a few drinks at sidekicks and sang a billy idol song. i was actually better than i thought, friends were surprised. cozy place.

— On the neighbor message Let the good times roll
11:06 a.m.

at 8:50pm, I could not stay away, had to make a josi's run

http://imgur.com/EbrKh4t

11:27 p.m.

I think if you don't want a gang to control a corner, you have to control it. a positive loitering event could be just as effective as a role call. the problems come when the gang is more united then the community.

if a gang of 5 is on the corner and a community of 20 strolls up to the corner, I think they may leave.

10:07 p.m.

got to start somewhere, toilet paper and chips are essentials for a lot of people. I am sure they will add to selection

— On the neighbor message Grand Opening convenience store
4:57 p.m.

at least all the people that were saying that is was getting worse were right.

some people were so insistent that crime is down and look at crime stats (that were wrong)

4:56 p.m.

@ Señor b, why?

— On the neighbor message Grand Opening convenience store
4:37 p.m.

well, I guess no one could say that I don't support local business, I was there again. had the blueberry tart with sour patch (actually a good combination). taste just like cold blueberry yogurt not real tart.

http://imgur.com/nmvhI2Q

8:47 p.m.

nice.... reminds me of the daughter on the adams family (her name was Wednesday)

11:03 p.m.

you buggin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRNezSn1R3I

— On the neighbor message Legno
8:57 p.m.

i took a couple more pics while I was there, I talked to barb on her plans for ribfest.and I am sure it will be real big for them. it is encouraging to see that they are off to a good start.

http://imgur.com/UeKQDH1,5uVYxSl#0

8:43 p.m.

I am at josi's right now

7:13 p.m.

I think the solution long term could be reloadable gift cards that you can use your credit card to load up. not only would this be good for business, but great for gift giving as well. I don't see an issue with me putting $10-20 on a card, since I know I will be using it.

4:13 p.m.

Makes me wonder if anyone of us were there at the same time and did not know it.

12:17 p.m.

@robin, i think we would pay more taxes with the increase of prices for good and service. Are they going to lower taxes too?

6:26 a.m.

And they continue to raise taxes and fines across the board.

5:22 a.m.

http://imgur.com/Qi6FVf1

I went there. it is pretty good. I had strawberry. it had a steady flow of people, but was able to get a seat.

here is the deal, you go to the end of the place and to your right there is what looks like sluppee machines (they are full of frozen yogurt and sorbet, tart). you select a cup (2 sizes that I seen), put in your selection and move toward the front. there are several topping to choose from capt crunch to frutty pebbles to chocolate chunks, cherries and strawberries, etc. they even have sprinkles and sour patch kids. you put your cup on the scale by the register and you are charged like 46 cents an ounce. mine came out to like $2.75. it tasted good and was worth the $2.75 if you have multiple cups you just load them all on the scale at the same time.

8:46 p.m.

@dan, his idea was example full timers would have a minimum wage at $10 and part time $9.

I don't think it would be possible due to:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Labour_Organisation_Convention_175

that is what our conversation was about, I said it would have to be all or nothing. I think that they need to do something and maybe meet in the middle by raising minimum wage to $9.00 assessing the pros/cons and going from there.

the federal minimum wage is $7.25 and Illinois minimum wage is $8.25

4:44 p.m.

I was talking to someone about this and they had an idea that there should be 2 tiers for minimum wage. One tier for part time and another for full time.

11:37 a.m.

I am not that far away from there either...

so welcome neighbor!

They have caps meetings at St Bart's down on Laverne and Addison, I usually go when I can. If you bring the info to the meeting they usually give you more information, but still is vague.

— On the neighbor message Crime Data Reports
5:25 p.m.

@chris, why is this house in particular interest to you? If you don't want to answer that is ok. Just curious... did you see something?

— On the neighbor message Crime Data Reports
11:43 a.m.

I like combos.

— On the neighbor message Grand Opening convenience store
11:56 a.m.

a funyun is like an onion flavored cheeto in the shape of a circle. like if an onion ring were a chip

— On the neighbor message Grand Opening convenience store
3:24 a.m.

I used http://www.amerispec.com/. they gave me a binder with everything wrong with the house, I use it as a too do list for things around the house to prioritize my repairs...

— On the neighbor message Home inspector recommendation?
3:21 a.m.

I drink dunkin doughnuts tea.

— On the neighbor message What happened to Regulus?
3:17 a.m.

what is it? I mean can't we get a sculpture of a giant robot or something, they can even put speed cameras in the eyes, when it winks at you, you just got a ticket.

— On the neighbor message Sculptures planned for Jeff Park, Six Corners
3:10 a.m.

reminds me of one situation I had with a drunk panhandler years ago in a best buy lot, I think it was 2002.

I was having a bad day and I was walking away from another situation and this drunk guy says hey! hey you! running behind me. I turn around and the guy said "give me a dollar".

I looked him dead in the eye and told him "dude, right now you are in the wrong place at the wrong time.... I suggest, you walk away now".... he did.

— On the neighbor message Pan handler outside dollar tree
2:53 a.m.

i think by now they should just make quieter planes.

— On the neighbor message This aircraft noise is a joke
2:35 a.m.

@madilyn, sounds like your on it... you will see a meter near your main water shut off in the house, like a black plastic casing in line.

— On the neighbor message Newbie Homeowner Question
7:25 p.m.

uh... no, I can't say it.

you may be able to find someone that tends a community garden, that will be looking to earn some cash. I would put up a flyer there.

— On the neighbor message Amateur Gardener Want to Earn Some Cash?
6:05 p.m.

http://www.mackinac.org/19386

— On the neighbor message Should pot be legal
3:16 p.m.

what does a waterway have to do with this? or do you mean straight?

— On the neighbor message Should pot be legal
10:53 a.m.

i don't know, I have never used the neighborly button.

— On the neighbor message Plane noise/frequency tool for tracking
10:33 a.m.

yeah, but you can crank up the music and have some great parties without disturbing the neighbors.

— On the neighbor message Plane noise/frequency tool for tracking
3:37 a.m.

alcohol is not the same type of drug, and if that is the point you are trying to make according to that rational then all drugs should be legalized.

— On the neighbor message Should pot be legal
3:32 a.m.

"when it is legal, more people will grow their own, much like we grow our basil or tomatoes plus people can operate a grow center to sell to others"

so more people will grow there own, possible do more and be able to operate a grow center to become a legal drug dealer.

then some of those that don't do it because it is illegal will start doing it.

more drugs, more drug dealers and more addicts.

maybe I am looking at this all wrong

— On the neighbor message Should pot be legal
12:37 a.m.

so how is making it legal going to stop the gangs from selling them? that point I don't get.

— On the neighbor message Should pot be legal
9:54 p.m.

Most good people that do it either grow their own or get it from a friend that does, they don't get them from gangs.

— On the neighbor message Should pot be legal
8:58 p.m.

@ wayne, I am just have a hard time believing that so many people actually support this.

— On the neighbor message Should pot be legal
8:10 p.m.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/36267223

— On the neighbor message Should pot be legal
7:55 p.m.

@wayne, you can say the same for prostitution, but that does not mean it should be legal?

no wonder why there is so much crime, seems like everyone is too stoned to call the police, i guess if they legalize it, no one will care to complain about the airplane noise either.

— On the neighbor message Should pot be legal
7:37 p.m.

to me it is more the principle of the issue, being legal is almost like an endorsement saying that it is ok.

— On the neighbor message Should pot be legal
5:44 p.m.

@lulubeans,

"Easier to get under the influence than alcohol " Huh? What do you mean by that exactly?

Illinois has a zero tolerance per se drugged driving law enacted for cannabis, cannabis metabolites, and other controlled substances. (Illinois Compiled Statutes, Section 625 ILCS 5/11-501)

you can have a percent of alcohol in your blood and still drive, but not pot.

http://norml.org/legal/item/illinois-drugged-driving

— On the neighbor message Should pot be legal
2:59 p.m.

@hank Scorpio, i think it is different because adults set the example. a young kid wanting to grow up can see this as socially acceptable and want to do it like alcohol and tobacco in which we already have a problem. i don't see why we should add to the list.

the case is for a young kid pot can have more of an effect on the development of the growing brain more then the effects of alcohol or tobacco. as with alcohol and tobacco age restrictions have not helped in curbing children getting them.

right now you have parents that smoke and drink in front of their children and a percent of those children grow up with a good acceptance of smoking and drinking. do you really want to add pot to that list?

i also think if it were legal it would increase the amount of people driving under the influence of pot, which is a problem that few understand has consequences.

— On the neighbor message Should pot be legal
2:47 p.m.

I don't think we need to add to the list...

if that makes me L 7 so be it.

— On the neighbor message Should pot be legal
2:19 p.m.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiBOGpT0hWY

— On the neighbor message Should pot be legal
1:58 p.m.

i think the biggest concern would be contact highs and kids seeing it as acceptable.

i do not want to be exposed to it, if people want to do it in their home is one thing, but to do it where it can have an effect on other people is another.

also, would it be acceptable to smoke around babies and young kids, what about women that are pregnant ?

— On the neighbor message Should pot be legal
1:28 p.m.

@george, I would not say their lives were bad, I think that statement is pretty general. Some people also use it to aid in coping or dealing with different types of anxiety.

— On the neighbor message Should pot be legal
12:34 p.m.

geez, I never realized before there were so many people on drugs, growing up I always walked away from it.

i remember as a kid (like 6 or 7) waiting at the end of the alley while older friends would take hits off a pipe. they were adamant that i stayed away.

i guess it was the way i was brought up. i was told some people can do drugs and some can't and i was one of the ones that couldn't by those older friends.

also, my parents said that if i ever did drugs i would be out of the house.

then i was told if i wanted a job not to do drugs because of drug testing, so i continued to stay away.

i had grown up this way and wanted to know how do those that want it legal grow up?

— On the neighbor message Should pot be legal
12:22 p.m.

no, it is easier for one to get under the influence than alcohol, and this would open it up more for kids to start at an earlier age if it was more openly available and more widely accepted.

http://www.drugless.org/drug/the-dangers-of-driving-under-the-influence-of-marijuana.html

— On the neighbor message Should pot be legal
4:15 p.m.

I don't get it, if they raise the minimum wage wouldn't employers just past the cost on to the customers making the increase not so great?

ie. if an associate works at jewel and they raise their minimum wage and jewel increases prices to pay the associate for the increase the extra money they make would be voided by the extra amount they have to spend, right?

or mc donalds will just roll out a $3 menu instead of a $2 menu

12:39 a.m.

a hub of hagen's where you can eat in

— On the neighbor message Montrose and Central
12:34 a.m.

urban legend folk hero that challenges typical thoughts

4:22 p.m.

here is the correct link:

http://www.reddit.com/r/greatNWside/

— On the neighbor message Reddit Meet-up at Old Irish Wolfhound Tonight
12:03 p.m.

'We love to go for walks to Wilson park as well as do crafts"

@dennis, I did not know you were looking for daycare.

kind of reminds me of king of queens when holly would take Arthur for walks...lol

— On the neighbor message Are you looking for daycare?
11:13 p.m.

Actually, I substitute ranch dressing for anything I would put mayo on.

— On the neighbor message Blast/shot sounds near the park?
11:01 a.m.

3 horses told people not to park there? did someone at least feed them?

— On the neighbor message Sink Hole by Storm Drain
4:57 a.m.

I just use lite mayo

— On the neighbor message Blast/shot sounds near the park?
2:12 a.m.

i drove by about 10mins ago coming back from Al's pizza, narcs were checking 2 people on the 7-11 corner and about a block east from there on Irving there was another narc stopping a van (eastbound Irving) with one occupant.

— On the neighbor message Blast/shot sounds near the park?
10:15 p.m.

I would think, portage park.

— On the neighbor message Blast/shot sounds near the park?
9:28 p.m.

@robin, are you taking about an alderman or another sink hole?

— On the neighbor message Sink Hole by Storm Drain
1:53 p.m.

When was this posted? Did I miss today and tomorrow or is this for today and tomorrow?

8:55 a.m.

just don't speed down nagle south of Gunnison.... harwood heights cops hide there

— On the neighbor message Butera @Gunnison & Nagle is hiring
1:58 a.m.

@k, by the way I thought you may find this interesting:

http://www.preventionrd.com/2011/12/money-matters-grown-up-spaghettios/

— On the neighbor message no soup for you?
1:43 a.m.

I did not buy them, it was a gift... really it was.

— On the neighbor message no soup for you?
1:18 a.m.

@k, even if I found the app, not sure what it would suggest for spaghettios.

— On the neighbor message no soup for you?
11:30 p.m.

What about alkaline water? Is it really better for you, or is it a scam.

— On the neighbor message Do you filter your tap water?
5:03 p.m.

@k, I don't usually do cans either, but the pantry is quite low and I am trying to make best whar is left. If you have any favorite recipes now is the time to post up.

— On the neighbor message no soup for you?
2:49 p.m.

Me too

— On the neighbor message no soup for you?
2:28 p.m.

@jimmy,

your right Alphonse Biardot which founded Franco American was from France, chef Boyardee was an Italian born chef. so in order to have true Italian it would have to be chef Boyardee.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ettore_Boiardi

— On the neighbor message no soup for you?
11:49 a.m.

@k, you must be a chef Boyardee fan:

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

— On the neighbor message no soup for you?
11:08 a.m.

i think I seen something like that explanation pp46 gave on public television

— On the neighbor message Neighborhood question
12:19 a.m.

it depends how big your yard is, you would have to make more passes with a smaller widths, but it may be easier to get through the gangway if you have a small one and more compact to store. if you have a larger lawn or plan to not cut it often I would get the bigger one to make things easier.

8:29 p.m.

that is that can of spaghettios with some baby spinach and a couple of cut up sticks of string cheese, with some Italian seasoning. parsley, a dash of cumin and some hot sauce. sprinkled with a hint of shredded mozzarella on top and a piece of plain bread with garlic spread on it.

— On the neighbor message no soup for you?
7:46 p.m.

time to revive the thread

it is officially dog losing season!

— On the neighbor message losing dogs
6:20 p.m.

if it were me, I would get the black and decker because their reviews look decent and they are highly mass produced meaning replacement parts will be around for awhile should there be an accident. if you get mulching then I would mow more often, but it should be easier with a rechargeable. I would not bother with self propelled unless you have high grass or do not mow often. the mowers are pretty lightweight compared to gas.

I have a gas and it is not going anywhere soon, but If I had the money it would be a toss up between black and decker and Ryobi.

http://mytinyurl.com/vpm0p3r9qw

http://mytinyurl.com/jvgbz1m5xv

6:12 p.m.

uhh ohh..

inactiveo's

http://imgur.com/BUZiZS5,4vEueov#0

— On the neighbor message no soup for you?
5:50 p.m.

i am trying to see how long I can get by with what I have in the house right now. have not been to the store lately. looks like Italian tonight ;)

http://imgur.com/l2eeuf7

— On the neighbor message no soup for you?
4:47 p.m.

I did however make some pizzas from tortillas, left over lunchable pizza packets, and some shredded mozzarella. With bills and work. Hard to find the time and money for stuff. Its on my list thou.

— On the neighbor message no soup for you?
12:26 p.m.

No been very busy with work.

— On the neighbor message no soup for you?
9:54 a.m.

terrible, remember to look out your window the first sound you hear, the second sound you hear are usually the thieves leaving.

an alarm and wheel locks could help as a deterrent .

normally retiring is a good thing, but in this case I am sorry you have to re-tire

— On the neighbor message Tire Theft
2:48 p.m.

@me, are you threatening to shoot me over a box tote?

11:34 p.m.

@me, what is a box tote? I really don't know.

9:57 p.m.

make sure you recycle it

8:34 p.m.

@dennis, trying to field what types of bags are out there.

the question was more for others so they can make the right choice in selecting their first reusable bags.

can you please list where the reusable bags are free and what types of bags are they?

"No biggie Just get them and use them please" is not very helpful in helping someone to choose a bag that is best for them.

7:48 p.m.

I know the ban goes into effect in 2015, but it will be nice to get on board as soon as possible;)

5:01 p.m.

@vetswife, it is easier to take a picture of a speeder or say no bags for you then to attack or ban gangs, this way politicians could say they are doing something.

before this was brought up, there was not a real big talk about.... omg, we are the public, we demand action, ban plastic bags now. i don't think it the years that every block was up that the subject was ever broached. i could be wrong thou, so if you know, link it up.

one of grocers highest expenses in retail is bag cost, I would not put it past them if they were the ones behind promoting this ban.

it makes sense really, let's say you are a retailer and now this ban goes into effect, now you can charge people for paper bags and break even (saving you money on cost that you originally had to pay) or you sell them a recycle bag and make a profit.

there will be an immediate lift in recycle bag sales after the ban (recycle bags that are also taxed). most recycle bags are made in china, so please buy made in America if you can.

i also heard that in addition of charging for paper bags they are also considering an additional paper bag tax.

now the retailers and city can profit from bags where prior there was no profit at all.

not everything is what it seems

— On the neighbor message Proposed Ban on Plastic Bags
12:34 a.m.

@dennis, people can't make you feel bad emotionally, one chooses to feel bad based on their own insecurities.

1:18 a.m.

had al's pizza today, I think I am pretty hooked

— On the neighbor message Pizza
11:17 p.m.

@ kenji, you tell me if you took a good look at that blurry picture, walked out into your alley and seen 3 guys walking down the street one with a hoodie with writing on it, one in shorts and grayish blue top and one in all black with bright white shoes, you would not say to yourself: hey, those look like the same guys I seen on that post, what 3 people would be walking down an alley wearing a similar ensemble maybe I will take the time and get a better picture of them.

you probably won't get a better picture of them, but you probably would watch them for awhile, either that or ask them if their ensemble works for them.... lol

11:13 p.m.

@bellyer, thanks for going out and taking a risk in your personal safety to get a picture to share with the community.

everything, including pictures does not have to be perfect to be useful.

just by looking at the picture, I am sure if anyone seen these 3 guys walking together dressed like that they may be able to assume it is them and call the cops especially if they are walking down alleys. the cops can then tie it back to this post and the graffiti on the garage and have probable cause to search them for markers/spray-paint, guns etc.

the community needs to be more united, and do more of what your doing so don't give up.

we need to post descriptions of known bad guys on here so we can recognize them if we see them.

10:54 p.m.

yeah, they just came to my house too. one tall guy with a goatee and orange on his jacket and a short guy in a black coat.

— On the neighbor message Sparks is back... again
7:49 p.m.

to the jungle

— On the neighbor message Commercial Photographer Warren Perlstein
4:42 p.m.

Nothing beats a real burger. Why substitute with veggie? I really want to know.

— On the neighbor message Raising the "Bar"
12:42 a.m.

@bella, this for you and yours:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nf8ZAMRO1DU

— On the neighbor message Pete's Pizza #2 Grand Re-Opening Weekend
12:17 a.m.

yeah, it has been tough with work for me too lately. made tacos a couple days ago cheeseburgers yesterday on the electric grill... had pizza today.... its a shame.

— On the neighbor message Pizza
11:56 p.m.

@bella, I hope you had a nice vacation. did you have someone watch the chickens while you were away or did you take them with you? lol;)

— On the neighbor message Pete's Pizza #2 Grand Re-Opening Weekend
11:50 p.m.

I don't think it was bragging, it just said they were too beat. it is not like they said they went into detail and said they went to Hawaii for two weeks and stayed at the westin.

— On the neighbor message Pete's Pizza #2 Grand Re-Opening Weekend
11:48 p.m.

I just put your pizza sauce on your too do list with your sausage soup.

— On the neighbor message Pizza
11:21 p.m.

he is dc (drunk currently)

— On the neighbor message Homeowners
11:12 p.m.

You mean hops and barley, not hops and barely right?

— On the neighbor message Raising the "Bar"
5:11 p.m.

ok, we have one, that partially uses them due to the majority of their Christmas shopping online.

— On the neighbor message Proposed Ban on Plastic Bags
9:21 a.m.

so far i don't have one person say that they use reusable bags for Christmas shopping.

— On the neighbor message Proposed Ban on Plastic Bags
8:50 a.m.

http://mytinyurl.com/ftkmfmc1m1

http://mytinyurl.com/pt1vs0xz6h

interesting, I would have never thought that banning plastic bags would eliminate American jobs or increase shoplifting.

— On the neighbor message Proposed Ban on Plastic Bags
12:24 a.m.

if it is good vodka, it would not matter if it warmed up or not....

— On the neighbor message Do you filter your tap water?
12:01 a.m.

just curious how many people use their reusable bags for Christmas shopping??

— On the neighbor message Proposed Ban on Plastic Bags
11:58 p.m.

They cut down my neighbors tree, they came back in approx 2 weeks and grinded out the stump. They left the stump hole filled with the wood chips of the grounded up stump.

— On the neighbor message Two questions for those in the know...
10:43 a.m.

there, now you can say there is justice on everyblock,

http://mytinyurl.com/3sm0hqd0sb

— On the neighbor message PetSmart joining the Six Corners Family
1:23 a.m.

I think she may mean to kill it after you trap it, if you intend to trap it.

if it got to that point in which I could not detour the raccoon, I would just call a professional trapper or animal control person.

I have an idea what to do with it if you trap it, well... this is off the top of my head.

http://mytinyurl.com/58tt8t56g3

— On the neighbor message Raccoon On My Roof
11:22 p.m.

he still got that fish thread in his head.

— On the neighbor message Tagging at Montrose & Meade
11:10 p.m.

@pp46, that is what i am trying to tell you, i don't know what exactly happened.

it was not my warning, it was a warning that i reposted

the way i get it is she posted a bad experience at tlc, someone seen it and let them e know. tlc marked her file, when she came in they brought it up and gave her a hard time about it.

i don't think eveyblock called the vets office, but someone read the comment that she posted on everyblock.

normally your razor sharp with catching on to this stuff.

— On the neighbor message Users on everyblock
10:04 p.m.

that reminds me of this.

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

— On the neighbor message Ugh! X2
9:11 p.m.

Pp 46, you can ask her directly, you will find her post here
https://chicago.everyblock.com/pets/mar27-in-need-vet-recommendation-6055885/

— On the neighbor message Users on everyblock
8:44 p.m.

She said that they marked her file, after someone told them or they saw something they posted on everyblock. When she went to get records in real life, they gave her a hard time because of what she posted about them on everyblock.

— On the neighbor message Users on everyblock
8:30 p.m.

How you pose to put the cage on the roof?

— On the neighbor message Raccoon On My Roof
8:25 p.m.

She said the vet office gave her a hard time after some post she made about them on every block

— On the neighbor message Users on everyblock
7:25 p.m.

@newtopr, tlc is a veterinary establishment.

— On the neighbor message Users on everyblock
6:40 p.m.

i have to retract, i do have access to my attic, but it is difficult to get at. there is a small area in the corner that i can wiggle through, but it is a tight fit as the hole is in a closet in the corner by the where the roof meets the floor, the original access was sealed off prior to me buying the house.. i had a bad leak with the chimney and the vent pipe, i ended up fixing from the inside with some spray rubber and great stuff expanding foam for ponds;).

3 pics http://imgur.com/Pqt4Tqf,aog7fkY,YR481NC#0

— On the neighbor message Raccoon On My Roof
5:54 p.m.

http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-Raccoons

— On the neighbor message Raccoon On My Roof
5:39 p.m.

I am sincerely being serious.

the cayenne pepper spray solution is supposed to keep them away as they are sensitive to smells, if I had a raccoon problem and could not get up on the roof to spray it i would probably go the water bomb route, it would be fast and easy. I do not have access to my attic. they dry walled over the hatch. if the roof is insulated the raccoon will not hear the radio, and even if they can't get in they can tear apart loose shingles.

— On the neighbor message Raccoon On My Roof
4:30 p.m.

@laura, I have not been there but I heard it was good.

4:11 p.m.

my 6 cents tells me:

just because 2 cents makes cents, it does not mean it always makes common cents.

— On the neighbor message Ugh!
2:49 p.m.

cool, I felt like I was in the car with kenji...

— On the neighbor message Ugh!
12:53 p.m.

http://homeguides.sfgate.com/spices-keep-raccoons-away-75675.html

if the roof is high you can make the Cayenne Pepper solution and put it in water bombs and bomb your roof, keeping a good distance as the solution could have a negative effect if come into close contact with your eyes.

— On the neighbor message Raccoon On My Roof
12:38 p.m.

another user recently posted this, I believe they used their real name:

Just a warning to everyone: be careful of the opinion you voice on Everyblock. Somehow my opinion got back to TLC and my file was marked inactive. So when I requested proof of vaccinations, I got an earful from a staff member. Therefore, someone on this thread either contacted TLC to relay my opinion or that someone is actually a staff member of TLC.

— On the neighbor message Users on everyblock
11:29 a.m.

what kinda razor is that your shaving with? almost looks like a disposable razor for legs.

— On the neighbor message Ugh!
11:23 a.m.

you have not seen his screen saver

http://mytinyurl.com/1rv53dnsj1

— On the neighbor message Pete's Pizza #2 Grand Re-Opening Weekend
9:36 a.m.

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

list facts and take the emotion out of it.

— On the neighbor message Users on everyblock
11:02 p.m.

for my 2 cents, I am watching gator on 9.3 this tv now.it is broadcasting 9pm-11pm, its about 30 minutes in.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074564/

— On the neighbor message Ugh!
9:25 p.m.

or that Jason kluczyk guy

— On the neighbor message Lawnmower Repair/Tuneup
5:59 p.m.

they can convert the old bank of America building 4901 Irving and show star wars on the screens of the movie theater that arena wants to save, makes sense to me. it has a parking lot and everything and no need to worry about delivery trucks of a grocery store. just a thought.

— On the neighbor message Star Wars Museum for Six Corners?
5:58 p.m.

alderperson

— On the neighbor message Messy neighbor
3 p.m.

funny, we already have ewoks

— On the neighbor message Star Wars Museum for Six Corners?
12:37 p.m.

here are my thoughts, i do not have multiple accounts, people know who i am online by now since i have been on every block long enough. i am a real person and have real issues like anyone else.

the thing is by using an screen name it gives me the ability to be my real self, i can say what i feel or think without anyone passing judgment.

by using a real name I feel you limit yourself to what you want to say because your name is attached to it. you can't say something that may come back to you at work or on social media. you worry more about the perception of yourself than yourself.

i keep to myself, i am somewhat of a private person. i know my neighbors and am a good neighbor. people that i have met in real life from every block know my real name.

i have learned one thing in life, there is one person you can trust and that is yourself, because you are the only one guaranteed to be with yourself the rest of your life.

— On the neighbor message Users on everyblock
3:54 a.m.

one for the ladies,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeO53T0JMVQ

— On the neighbor message Users on everyblock
12:47 a.m.

oh, for heavens sake, here is all the info

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I've_Been_Everywhere

— On the neighbor message Users on everyblock
12:42 a.m.

or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ov4epAJRPMw

— On the neighbor message Users on everyblock
12:40 a.m.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsgCzszkLS8

what do I win?

for the record I like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7wN6tZurM4

— On the neighbor message Users on everyblock
12:27 a.m.

you say ant?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27Tj-Xo_eqI

— On the neighbor message Graffati
12:23 a.m.

I like my hot dogs with sport peppers

http://imgur.com/mlifsFn

— On the neighbor message Meet with Alderman Bob Fioretti
11:57 p.m.

Melons are a nutritious food. The seeds of cantaloupe were used in China to moderate fevers and the digestive system. Elsewhere, seeds were ground into a powder and used to treat tuberculosis. Cantaloupes are particularly beneficial to people with heart disease, as they have large of amounts of an anticoagulant known as adenosine. They also have high levels of potassium, which benefits those with high blood pressure. Due to their high water content, all melons are considered diuretics.

There is also evidence that suggests that eating melons can lower the risk of cancer. USDA researchers discovered that melons have lycopene, an antioxidant found in a select group of fruits and vegetables. Lycopene treats and prevents cancer by trapping free-radicals in cells.

— On the neighbor message PetSmart joining the Six Corners Family
11:27 p.m.

arruughhh. time to put the air conditioner in the window

— On the neighbor message Messy neighbor
11:16 p.m.

don't forget this classic:

http://imgur.com/zmdx3R8

— On the neighbor message Why is our Blue Bin not being Emptied?
11:12 p.m.

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

— On the neighbor message Grafitti inside ruin
11:08 p.m.

chubbrocks
4512 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL 60641
773-455-5166

10:58 p.m.

The problem with that is it will probably rattle my car apart.

— On the neighbor message WBBM News Radio Reference of Six Corners
2:32 p.m.

a carrot cookie probably would not be that bad

— On the neighbor message Review of samples in grocery stores
11:17 a.m.

watch out k, you'll get lecture from pp46

— On the neighbor message Jewelry store hiring
11:17 a.m.

thanks john, one of my neighbors gives blood and it was funny, he was asking me a couple days ago. hey, can you go on that internet thing and see where the nearest place to give blood is.

— On the neighbor message PetSmart joining the Six Corners Family
10:59 a.m.

he used to give blood at that location next to the jewel.

— On the neighbor message PetSmart joining the Six Corners Family
10:52 a.m.

oh, almost for got my clock radio that I wake up to in the morning.

— On the neighbor message WBBM News Radio Reference of Six Corners
10:47 a.m.

i listen to the loop on my broken cassette deck in my car, or my gpx shower radio that does not play cds anymore for some reason.... in the garage i have a old panosonic boom box that I listen to in the yard and garage (cassette deck works in that one) and then another radio boom box in the basement (Montgomery wards, cassette works in that one too) in my fix things area (too small to call a workshop). so yeah I listen to real radio.

— On the neighbor message WBBM News Radio Reference of Six Corners
10:42 a.m.

I listen to radio

— On the neighbor message WBBM News Radio Reference of Six Corners
12:26 a.m.

the statue of liberty

— On the neighbor message What to do?
7:18 p.m.

I have to admit I do have a thing for heroines

— On the neighbor message What to do?
6:35 p.m.

that is what I am trying to figure out.

10:13 p.m.

@kenji, what hundredth on Kenneth or do you mean Kolmar?

9:53 p.m.

i want to know what changed in this area?

they were going to put homes up by the jewel now they put a senior complex now they were going to put homes there and now they want apartments there. something is going on here on a larger scale.

it seems like the dream of a family owning a traditional home in a traditional neighborhood is being manipulated.

next real estate values will rise shraply with the quick increase density and taxes will rise pushing the old timers out. i grew up by Wrigleyville and seen my friends parents displaced.

ahh, maybe if they get more people in the area they can say crime is down because the increase in density will lower the percent of victims.

8:14 p.m.

I don't mind doing the speed limit, but when people are driving like 20 on a 30 mile per hour street, or stop in the middle of nowhere.... I feel like I am dying.

— On the neighbor message New Speed Camera
7:38 p.m.

well, both both Chicago and korea have soul or should we say seoul.

— On the neighbor message New Speed Camera
7:34 p.m.

i think she means a Julius Meinl coffee shop

7:16 p.m.

it may have something to do with that the church is selling it for fundraising and the bar is selling for profit.

— On the neighbor message Should Both the Portage and Patio go to Pot?
5:13 p.m.

i mean limit access from the alley by using a lock on the fence, not limiting the your children and yourself from enjoying your yard.

— On the neighbor message What to do?
10:23 p.m.

wow, I would be concerned and find a way to lock the fence. you do not want your kids coming into contact with anything like that. and although there is no fool proof way as someone could have thrown it in the yard. it would be wise to limit access to an area that your children may play in. what if you where out in your sandals and did not see it and got a needle in your foot. if it were me I would lock it down, and limit the accessibly to the yard.

— On the neighbor message What to do?
10:21 p.m.

@ Lindsey, thanks for the update. hands to help is great

— On the neighbor message Homeless Man On Six Corners
9:42 p.m.

i call him dude by the bus stop

— On the neighbor message Homeless Man On Six Corners
3:33 p.m.

milwaukee will be converted to bicycle only and milwaukee's name will change to milkastigarwaukee way

— On the neighbor message WBBM News Radio Reference of Six Corners
3:21 p.m.

@wmolfu, if I had a lincoln town car with the gas prices what they are, I would be asking for change too.

— On the neighbor message Homeless Man On Six Corners
5:19 a.m.

Thanks sean4514, that helps knowing that it is a level, hard to see that in the pic. I just had to ask, everytime you made a post I would look at it and try to figure it out.

— On the neighbor message Tagging at Montrose & Meade
5:14 a.m.

@sean4514, speaking of gangs and symbols, I have been meaning to ask, in you profile pic there is a picture in the background on the right, it says strength with the space shuttle above 2 pyramids and a sun. what does a space shuttle have to do with strength? I could see if it was like a phoenix rising out of the sun or something.

I can get that It means strength, but do not understand the symbolism.

— On the neighbor message Tagging at Montrose & Meade
1:07 a.m.

he is saying that if you are driving southbound on Milwaukee and reach foster to make a left turn there should be an arrow to allow cars to turn left. right now there is a lane and a stoplight (green, yellow, red). he wants green, yellow, red, left turn arrow.

for some reason this may have delayed the water management trucks that put a catch basin in the alley. had there been a left turn arrow they may have got there sooner to do a better job so it would not crack.

— On the neighbor message Left turn signal going northbound at Foster.
10:51 p.m.

something like frolf?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_7iFIC2xWg

— On the neighbor message Ultimate Frisbee
10:49 p.m.

at least give them a choice.

http://www.change.org/petitions/alderman-arena-improve-milwaukee-ave-from-lawrence-to-elston-without-reducing-milwaukee-ave-to-one-lane-of-traffic-in-either-direction

i would love to see all those cars at 8am coming from the apartment complex trying to merge on Milwaukee off the side street into one lane. be like trying to make it across jewel on irving park in rush hour traffic heading west.

8:57 a.m.

funny they said something new and not something great.

— On the neighbor message WBBM News Radio Reference of Six Corners
8:46 a.m.

smoken woodys has them, I have not been there in like 7 year thou, but it is still on the menu.

http://originalsmokinwoodys.com/

— On the neighbor message Rib Tips...
8:33 a.m.

alright jim, sounds good, I will try to make it next week.

— On the neighbor message no soup for you?
5:10 p.m.

Recommended by tone loc?

— On the neighbor message Lawn Care/Spring Clean-up Recomendations
1:29 p.m.

i think jacobocom is insinuating that there may have been some extra massage that let to the full refund.

I think what you meant to say was the vp of membership "messaged" you.

— On the neighbor message Cancelling Xsport Membership
12:09 a.m.

maybe me falling off that turnip truck was a good thing.

— On the neighbor message Eddie Carranza wants to by the Patio Theater
11:02 p.m.

hey, dan.. you caused another flashback

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4ZGKI8vpcg

— On the neighbor message Montrose & Central construction?
9:51 p.m.

hey, I netted some thanks, lol

— On the neighbor message Montrose & Central construction?
9:37 p.m.

Northwest Suburban Jewish Congregation
7800 W. Lyons St.
Morton Grove, Illinois
60053-1632
847-583-2910

Temple Judea Mizpah
8610 Niles Center Road, Skokie, IL 60077
847-676-1566

— On the neighbor message Eddie Carranza wants to by the Patio Theater
9:07 p.m.

@sue, made the Italian sausage soup today that you posted.

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Italian-Sausage-Soup/

here is how it turned out (2 pics ):

http://imgur.com/qfx2keU,HKdsvTV#0

the only thing i really changed was added a bit of oregano.
it was pretty good.

— On the neighbor message no soup for you?
9:02 p.m.

You mean smelt

— On the neighbor message Montrose & Central construction?
7:02 p.m.

they came today and grinded down the stump

— On the neighbor message stumped
3:39 p.m.

nice... an all star cast. i guess i will bob in on the fly. this has got to be one of the bass ones a-boat fish yet. i guess we are starting to scale back a bit. maybe salmon new will chime in.

— On the neighbor message Montrose & Central construction?
1:47 p.m.

@beenafix, after you check it out... post what you think here.

— On the neighbor message Best Chicken & Ribs
1:31 p.m.

i like my grammar crackers with milk;)

1:29 p.m.

I take it your ensemble is not working for you.

— On the neighbor message Leadbelly Burgers
1:46 a.m.

I got to see a better picture of the jambalaya, I like mine a little more for lack of better terms more soupy

— On the neighbor message Krispy Krunchy Chicken - Survey Says?
12:59 a.m.

when I was a teenager I had a mullet..... and I wore a 105.9 wckg or mobil one hat half the time. oh, and my stonewashed denim jacket.

— On the neighbor message Leadbelly Burgers
12:29 a.m.

@kenji, how was the jambalaya?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1VY3D4B9WU

— On the neighbor message Krispy Krunchy Chicken - Survey Says?
11:50 p.m.

who's line is it anyway?

— On the neighbor message Montrose & Central construction?
11:32 p.m.

I usually go to the shell at irving park and Laramie, i'll stop by the nearest gas station if the light come on

— On the neighbor message Citgo Station - Austin & Montrose
11:29 p.m.

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,

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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.

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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