May 11

Updated 1 hour ago

    Ald. Arena pledges to bring 50 CHA units to the ward
    by BRIAN NADIG Alderman John Arena (45th) has pledged to bring 50 Chicago Housing Authority-sponsored apartments to the 45th Ward by the end of his term in the spring of 2019. Arena and six other aldermen recently signed the pledge as part of an effort that they say will help end segregation on the North and Northwest Side.
    http://nadignewspapers.com
  • Penney Penquin--I agree. I can't afford to live on the Gold Coast, so why shouldn't the powers that be cut me a break?
    This is all ridiculous. Most people don't want imported problems, but the aldermen will always do what THEY want, and the citizen be damned. Our Overlords are not to be questioned, petitioned, or bothered.

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    Why do you think rentals have six people living in one unit that the landlords don't know about, the area is getting overcrowded.

37 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

I need my rusty porch railings replaced

The iron railings on my front porch are beyond repair and need recommendations on a reliable company to remove and replace them with something simple. Any ideas ?

  • Customer photos for this place (Chicago Iron Railing and More) show simple iron railing designs you might like. One among 50+ reviews is NOT happy, but they selected a flat-scrolled railing style that invites maintenance issues.
    https://www.yelp.com/biz/chicago-iron-railings-and-more-chicago

  • I recommend Chicago Railings and Fences 224.234.1148. They did my iron railings end of 2016 and are very happy with their work. While they are not custom made like the original ones were, they look good. Reasonably priced too.

  • I would recommend J B metalworks in Des Plaines. http://www.jbmetalworks.com

    After using them, I was very pleased with their work.

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  • Permit issued for new construction

    ERECT A 3 STORY, IIIB MASONRY 6 UNIT APARTMENT BUILDING WITH BASEMENT AND 5 CAR DETACHED GARAGE AND CARPORT PER PLANS

    5673 W. Higgins Ave. Issued April 20, 2018 Comment
  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    repair existing front facade, east & west parapets, masonry repairs on chimney & walls & tuckpoint per building violations(no structural work)- all work same as existing; subject to field inspections

    5054 W. Agatite Ave. Issued April 19, 2018 Comment

2 days ago

Updated 25 hours ago

Got Carson's Gift Cards? -- Use them FAST!

Read today about Carson's closing. Had a Carson's Gift Card sitting around since Christmas. Called Carson's to verify its worth. A recorded message announced that as of April 18, 2018, the entire Bon-Ton inventory has been purchased by a liquidation company and Carson's Credit Cards are no longer valid for use; but Carson's Gift Cards are still valid.

http://abc7chicago.com/shopping/liquidation-firms-win-bid-for-the-bon-ton-stores-all-carsons-stores-to-close/3363522/

    Liquidation firms win bid for The Bon-Ton Stores, all Carson's stores to close
    Two liquidation firms are the victors of an auction for the bankrupt company's assets, after the retailer failed to find a bidder willing to continue operating the business. A bankruptcy court approved the sale and liquidation details after a hearing Wednesday. The Bon-Ton Stores Inc.
    http://abc7chicago.com
  • You're right, J.Jagsin.

    For those familkiar with Carson's sale price strategy and structure, this firm is taking all items such as those priced as yellow dot and starting with MSRP, marking it down 30% and calling it a liquidation sale. In the case of yellow dot items, they will be...

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    You're right, J.Jagsin.

    For those familkiar with Carson's sale price strategy and structure, this firm is taking all items such as those priced as yellow dot and starting with MSRP, marking it down 30% and calling it a liquidation sale. In the case of yellow dot items, they will be marked up and not down!!!

    I was always a fan iof the spend $100 and get $50 off coupon. Sasdly, one was mailed to me on Tuesday good thru this weekend...not being honored now.

    I purchased pants that were 40% off on Monday...they are now only 30%off via this "Liquidation Sale".

  • Great pricing illustration CHB.
    Savvy shoppers aren't going to fall for 'liquidation sale' pricing fresh outta the gate. Given time, pricing will fall. Liquidators don't want to sit on the mountain of goods in each store or pay to relocate their stock; prices will come down.
    This liquidation is a game changer. At least buying in a physical Carson's store assures you of knowing what you're getting -- versus ordering online and getting inferior/damaged goods (that won't move in a store).

33 hours ago

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    SELF CERT - INTERIOR REMODEL OF AN EXISTING GROCERY STORE TO ADD A COMPUTER SERVER ROOM AND ROOF TOP CONDENSING UNIT. NO CHANGE TO EXISTING OCCUPANCY OR ZONING.

    5353 N. Elston Ave. Issued April 19, 2018 Comment

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Updated 38 hours ago

    30 more officers planned for 16th District, but attrition will affect net gain - Nadig Newspapers - Northwest Side Local Newspapers
    by BRIAN NADIG The 16th (Jefferson Park) Police District could receive 30 new police officers by October, but it is not clear what the net gain will be due to expected retirements and transfers. "I'm constantly asking for more officers," Alderman Anthony Napolitano (41st) said. "We're not keeping up with the rate of attrition."
    http://nadignewspapers.com

Apr 05

Updated 38 hours ago

Jeff Park Metra Terminal

Could someone tell me who is in charge of the Metra entryway at Jeff Park? Metra said it is CTA and CTA said it is Metra. I just need to report how filthy and disgusting it is trying to get to the platform. We should not have to walk through human waste, used toilet paper, beer bottles and cans. The smell is positively sickening, you have to hold your breath going up the escalator and going down the stairs. A homeless man is sleeping right by the door every day with all of his belongings.

44 hours ago

    JPNA discusses lawsuits regarding fatal accident on Central Avenue and zoning for 16-story building - Nadig Newspapers - Northwest Side Local Newspapers
    by BRIAN NADIG A lawsuit regarding a fatal accident, a fund-raiser for a zoning-related lawsuit and improvements to the Jefferson Park Library were among the items discussed at the March 28 meeting of the Jefferson Park Neighborhood Association.
    http://nadignewspapers.com

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Swiss photographer looking to share a working space with another artist

Prefer a painter or a sculpture as I've gotten along with them in the past.

  • You can see my work at-->
    paulthomann.com

  • Hi I have a antique furniture restoration space at 5450 West Belmont. I've been looking for another artist/craftperson to add into the space. Please give me a call at 773 297.6396

  • Also FYI, forgot to add to my last post, I studied Painting and Printmaking at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. I do a lot of painted murals for clients. Feel free to stop in and see the space and my work.

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  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    Replace windows, doors, siding, gutters, downspouts, facia, soffit ,drywall,kitchen cabinets, ceramic tiles, new 200ln ft of 6ft high wood fence, refinish hardwood flooring.

    4851 W. Carmen Ave. Issued April 17, 2018 Comment

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Apr 15

Updated 4 days ago

Police: Robbers armed with gun, baseball bat striking on Northwest Side

The first robbery happened Wednesday around 9:45 p.m. in the 5000 block of West Windsor Avenue in the Jefferson Park neighborhood, police said in a community alert.

This article has 2 other Chicago locations (Show)

A second followed on Thursday around 8:55 p.m. in the 5000 block of West Grace Street in the Portage Park neighborhood, the alert said.

Also in Portage Park, a third robbery happened around 9:30 a.m. Friday in the 6000 block of West Grace Street.

    Police: Robbers armed with gun, baseball bat striking on Northwest Side
    Robbers armed with a handgun or baseball bat have robbed people at least three times in recent days on the Northwest Side, Chicago police said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • Statistics show that criminals who have been shot
    commit less crimes...

  • CJC, you are on the right track but the age of responsibility should be 10. Many of the little thugs get their start way earlier than 14.

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Water seeping up through basement floor

Did anyone else experience some water seepage in their basement this weekend? I came downstairs Sunday late afternoon to find a small standing pool of water on our (unfinished) basement floor. The foundation walls were bone dry, no leaking pipes above the leak either. My guess is that it's the pressure of the water table pushing up through some floor cracks after the heavy rain.

My wife and I moved in a few weeks ago so we're not sure if...

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Did anyone else experience some water seepage in their basement this weekend? I came downstairs Sunday late afternoon to find a small standing pool of water on our (unfinished) basement floor. The foundation walls were bone dry, no leaking pipes above the leak either. My guess is that it's the pressure of the water table pushing up through some floor cracks after the heavy rain.

My wife and I moved in a few weeks ago so we're not sure if this is common in Jefferson Park. We already have a sump pump installed but it is about 15ft away from where the water was standing. Are there any realistic options for remedying this or is it just a "hold your breath when it rains" type situation we'll be dealing with? Thoughts and solutions appreciated! Thanks!

  • NW-Sider, OParker, Randy - Thanks for all of your advice and thoughts. I will definitely have to investigate during the next storm if there's excessive runoff or pooling water around the foundation at the front part of the house (the wall you see in my photo borders the front). It...

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    NW-Sider, OParker, Randy - Thanks for all of your advice and thoughts. I will definitely have to investigate during the next storm if there's excessive runoff or pooling water around the foundation at the front part of the house (the wall you see in my photo borders the front). It will also help to see if the sump pump actually works! At the front of the home there's some mulch and a porch with a small pitched-roof awning. I wonder if that awning is causing a concentrated re-direct of water in that front part of the house. Either way my wife and I will take a look into a french drain system.

    OParker FYI - confirmed last night that that pipe you see in my photo is indeed a post supporting a steel support beam that was put in some years ago. Perhaps the engineer wanted to reduce stress on the foundation perimeter?

  • InTheManor Edgebrook resident

    That's an odd place for a post. Being directly next to a wall, and apparently supporting a beam "that was put in" after the house was constructed, it's likely there to add support at a point of structural weakness. Perhaps that is what is permitting seepage as well.

    With the...

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    That's an odd place for a post. Being directly next to a wall, and apparently supporting a beam "that was put in" after the house was constructed, it's likely there to add support at a point of structural weakness. Perhaps that is what is permitting seepage as well.

    With the awning and mulch, hopefully you have the soil well pitched away from the house. The drain tile around your foundation is buried deeply. You can however add additional perforated pipe nearer the surface near problem areas, and drain that away to a buried French drain (just a trench with stone) or a buried dry well.

    On our property, we had a lot of water issues. We installed some buried drywells and pipes from our downspouts to the wells to get the water away from our house, and underground. Under our patio, we have perforated pipe leading into the wells in areas where water was pooling. We also have a simple French drain to provide a place for runoff in our yard. It was a good bit of work, but we no longer have issues with water pooling up on our property or entering our basement.

5 days ago

    Zoning sought for mixed-income housing plan; public hearings could be held in a couple of months - Nadig Newspapers - Northwest Side Local Newspapers
    by BRIAN NADIG Large groups of residents and housing advocates are expected to testify about a controversial mixed-income housing proposal for Jefferson Park at public hearings that could be held in a couple of months.
    http://nadignewspapers.com

5 days ago

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