6 days ago

Updated 7 min ago

Gun shots

What is going on on Warwick!? I believe someone got shot a few houses down, that was a lot of shots!

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    "if you post an address identifying a sex offender, EB would remove that as well"

    Nope

    https://chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/feb18-beware-sex-offenders-these-homes-6696401/

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    So that link i posted 6 hrs ago was up 6 hrs ago. It was 3 years old so apparently since i posted the link said link was reported. So if you post an address to a sex offender eb will remove it only if someone reports it seems to...

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    So that link i posted 6 hrs ago was up 6 hrs ago. It was 3 years old so apparently since i posted the link said link was reported. So if you post an address to a sex offender eb will remove it only if someone reports it seems to be the answer.

    Here was the jist of the post removed

    "Feb 18, 2015 · ... which is a sight that will send you automatic updates when a sex offender moves in to your neighborhood. The latest offenders are living at the following addresses."

    Then continued with names and addresses.

2 days ago

Updated 29 min ago

High Property Taxes? Here's Why!

City of Chicago Salaries. Remember ... this isn't including benefits.
https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dhr/dataset/current_employeenamessalariesandpositiontitles.html
Since most folks in Chicago have short attention spans, I will keep posting this until the next mayoral / municipal election!

    City of Chicago :: Current Employee Names, Salaries, and Position Titles
    311 City Services Administrative Hearings Animal Care & Control Aviation Budget & Management Buildings Bus. Affairs & Consumer Protection City of Chicago TV Civilian Office of Police Accountability Cultural Affairs & Special Events Emergency Mgmt & Communications
    https://www.cityofchicago.org

4 days ago

Updated 43 min ago

Cam’ron continues his reign as the weirdo rap king

Fri 1/19, 8 PM, Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee, $24.99-$55, 17+

    Cam'ron continues his reign as the weirdo rap king
    Harlem's Cam'ron is the undisputed king of out-there, freaky rappers, having paved the way for weirdo individualism in hip-hop with his wardrobe of ankle-length mink coats and head-to-toe, bright-pink get-ups, his idiosyncratic slurred flow, his numerous public feuds with all sorts of rap stars, and his incredibly tense on-air confrontation with Bill O'Reilly in 2003.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    "And why do you love that?"

    Because i love hypocrisy.

    "Seems like an unusual thing"

    I am an unusual person.

  • Weebis Politically Incorrect Thought Criminal

    Matt, are you the promoter or agent of this act? Do you have a financial stake?

    What's past is prologue, and in the past, when the Portage Theatre hosted rap/hip-hop or so-called"urban music," there have been several documented violence including shootings and a recent stabbing.

    When has that ever happened when the CSO played Orchestra Hall?

2 days ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Broken Car Window

My car was parked in front of my building at the corner of Grace and Linder between Friday, Jan12th 3pm- Sunday, January 14th 4pm. Sometime within the two days, the driver side front window was broken. The body does not have any damage and nothing was taken from within the vehicle.

Did this happen to anyone else? Did anyone happen to see anything? My insurance deductible is $500 so I'm probably going to pay out of pocket to have the glass replaced. Does anyone have any neighborhood recommendations of where I can take my car?

Thanks for any tips,

  • Eric Pepeson NW-side deplorable, based-stickman, commie-crusher

    Reminds me of a crazy ex girlfriend I had. She was a sweetie. She threw a brick at my car to hit the window, missed and dented the door. Picked up the brick a second time and successfully shattered the glass. Good times!

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    Your exes and my exes sound like matches on eharmony. I now only date guys w cars. They are less likely to smash my car windows in fear of retaliation.

10 hours ago

The Honeycomb Project added 8 new photos — at...

We want to say thank you to all our volunteers who came National Veterans Art Museum to make birthday cards for veterans staying at Jesse Brown VAMC! Together we made over 30 cards and wrote over 40 thank you letters. We want to say thank you to our leaders Nick and Sarah for leading the project. Last we want to say a BIG thank you to Moki from the NVAM for hosting us and Ned a veteran artist for speaking to our families!

    The Honeycomb Project
    We want to say thank you to all our volunteers who came National Veterans Art Museum to make birthday cards for veterans staying at Jesse Brown VAMC! Together we made over 30 cards and wrote over 40...
    https://www.facebook.com

12 hours ago

Free Tax Preparation Assistance

Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett

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Mather’s – Portage Park, 3235 N. Central

Mathers – Norwood Park, 7134 W. Higgins

    Free Tax Preparation Assistance
    Eligible individuals and families with children could receive up to $7,202 from the federal and stated Earned Income Tax Credit alone, and that's not including other valuable credits. Many Chicagoans may not claim all the income tax credits they deserve without the help of knowledgeable preparers.
    http://ward45.org

Jan 08

Updated 13 hours ago

Anyone know where I could find or special order unicorn donuts?

Hey Everyone,

I’m looking to order unicorn donuts for an upcoming party but haven’t been able to track any down. Anyone know of a place that makes them or would accept special orders for such an item? Does not need to be in the Portage Park area directly.

I’ve attached a photo for reference of what I’m looking for.

Thanks in advance!

  • Lutz Bakery does great custom work. They don't make donuts though. They do have a full complement of cupcakes. Perhaps that is an option for you.

  • Tmc

    Try Allegretti's Bakery 7717 W. Lawrence Ave Norridge, IL
    708-453-4412

    I know they make unicorn cakes/cupcakes

Feb 15

Updated 30 hours ago

New Nite Cap

The new facade looks amazing! Does anyone know what kind of business is going into the old Nite Cap?

  • The current target for Culver's opening is January 29th

  • PennyPenguin Chillin' out on EB

    "This is what people moving in or potentially moving in to want to see."

    So the opinions of residents who already live here are not as important or hold as much weight as these alleged people moving in Duran? Aren't we all equal?

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Scam! Man steps in front of my car, fakes injury, and says "Give me $50 and I'll forget about it."

A man stepped in front of my car at Henderson & LeClaire, just as I started to pull out into the intersection. He pretended to be hit, and then did his best LeBron James flop onto the pavement. WAY overacting and obviously trying to scare me into thinking I'd done something wrong. I stopped my car and got out. He was a middle aged man, and was talking (or pretending to) on his phone in a slavic language. I asked...

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A man stepped in front of my car at Henderson & LeClaire, just as I started to pull out into the intersection. He pretended to be hit, and then did his best LeBron James flop onto the pavement. WAY overacting and obviously trying to scare me into thinking I'd done something wrong. I stopped my car and got out. He was a middle aged man, and was talking (or pretending to) on his phone in a slavic language. I asked him what he wanted to do, and he kept trying to pretend I hit him. After about 5 minutes, he said "you can go" and then finally said "give me $50 and I'll forget about it." I didn't give him anything and drove away. A**HOLE!!!!!! This happened about 5:50PM on Jan 10th. Don't fall for this scam.

This video gives you an idea of what to look out for:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQs0dDzQqEE

    Insurance scam Fail: Man pretends to be hit by car ?
    Insurance scam Fail, man pretends to be hit by car allegedly to get money from driver.
    https://www.youtube.com/
  • Jen Baron JBaron

    I agree with NW-sider! Stay in your car, do exactly as he advises and call the police if you need. I'm just glad your are ok and nothing came of the situation. It could have been much worse, like leading to robbery or car jacking!

  • Eric Pepeson NW-side deplorable, based-stickman, commie-crusher

    That was the worst acting job I have ever seen.

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These nearby schools are looking for financial help on DonorsChoose.org:

Jan 09

Updated 5 days ago

Redfin's 25 "Have it all" neighborhoods

Redfin just released it's annual list of "Have it all" neighborhoods and Dunning was #1 in the country! 80 different U.S. markets were analyzed in the study and our own 60634 topped the list. Rankings are based upon home price, schools, walkability, safety and commute times.

Now, more than ever, we need a new high school at the Read Dunning site. Bridge, Canty, Dever and Smyser are anchoring this part of the NW Side and are a large part of...

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Redfin just released it's annual list of "Have it all" neighborhoods and Dunning was #1 in the country! 80 different U.S. markets were analyzed in the study and our own 60634 topped the list. Rankings are based upon home price, schools, walkability, safety and commute times.

Now, more than ever, we need a new high school at the Read Dunning site. Bridge, Canty, Dever and Smyser are anchoring this part of the NW Side and are a large part of Dunning making this list. Give these parents a reason to stay in Dunning, give them a new modern high school, it's long overdue. The land at Irving and Oak Park is plentiful and has been sitting idle for decades. This should be an easy decision.

  • Citizen Pain Citizen Pain

    @Paul. They seem to have a better handle on technology than any other real estate company. It's their Ace card really. I rely on their property search site for some RE investment purposes because it contains almost as much useful info as the MLS.

  • Thomas R Resident of Schorsch Village

    I was surprised by the Wrigleyville and Andersonville median prices, they seemed low. Anyone who lives on the North Side knows those areas are more expensive. Those areas are saturated with condos. It depends on how they get their samplings for the median home prices. My experience with Redfin is that their home estimator is usually higher than Zillow or Realtor.com. Keep in mind that the median prices include homes that flippers buy which are of course lower than other sold, turn-key properties.

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11 Happy Hour Specials to Try In Chicago Now

PORTAGE PARK— Community Tavern, 4038 N. Milwaukee Avenue

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ANDERSONVILLE— Hutch American Kitchen + Bar, 1477 W. Winnemac Avenue

BRIDGEPORT— The Duck Inn, 2701 S. Eleanor Street

DUNNING— Fizz Eatery and Soda Fountain, 7958 W. Belmont Avenue

FULTON MARKET— Regards to Edith, 326 N. Morgan Street

LINCOLN PARK— King Crab House, 1816 N. Halsted Street

The latest iteration of King Crab, back at the original location near the corner of Halsted and Willow, has $4 house wines, $5 draft beers and cocktails — including their Mai Tai.

THE LOOP— Raised, 1 W. Wacker Drive

PILSEN— Alulu Brewpub, 2011 S. Laflin Street

STREETERVILLE— The Albert, inside The Hotel EMC2, 228 E. Ontario Street

WEST LOOP— Bin 36, 161 N. Jefferson Street

WICKER PARK— Black Bull, 1721 W. Division Street

WICKER PARK— Estelle’s, 2013 W. North Avenue

    11 Happy Hour Specials to Try In Chicago Now
    Happy hour specials are important. The discounted prices are a great tool to bring Chicagoans into bars and restaurants no matter the weather. It's been almost three years since state lawmakers legalized happy hour, lifting obsolete restrictions that prevented restaurant and bar owners from offer discounts on alcoholic drinks.
    https://chicago.eater.com

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Updated Jan 08

    These Are The 10 Richest Neighborhoods In Chicago
    We used science and data to determine which Chicago neighborhoods have the richest people. This article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. Don't freak out. Welcome to the land of the 1%. Where you'll find lawyers, and doctors, and business executives.
    https://www.homesnacks.net
  • I believe if the police or fire department salaries were cut in half today, majority of the cops and firemen would stay on the job regardless. If they were to leave, I believe they could be replaced with equally as capable people rather quickly. I just believe their pay and benefits, including their pensions have gotten out of hand. If the unions do not want to agree to these reductions then I think a municipal bankruptcy would help take care of things.

  • PortageRules Love Portage Park!

    Cut police salaries in half? Can we start by not allowing the doubling of said salaries from rampant and often fake overtime. The OT these people put in is criminal and downright dangerous. It's nearly physically impossible to be coherent with the hours they put in and these people are...

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    Cut police salaries in half? Can we start by not allowing the doubling of said salaries from rampant and often fake overtime. The OT these people put in is criminal and downright dangerous. It's nearly physically impossible to be coherent with the hours they put in and these people are behind the wheel of very powerful autos and are armed to the teeth. The greed is no different than the wealthiest of business exec. And now all to be reactionary instead of preventative as far as serving and protecting. Not much more than a clean up crew and a very very expensive one at that.

Jan 08

Thank you for this announcement Mr.Villegas!

Thank you for this announcement Mr.Villegas!

    Alderman Gilbert Villegas
    http://www.36thward.org

Jan 08

Interested in learning how to appeal property...

Interested in learning how to appeal property taxes? Head to Chopin Park Auditorium (3420 N. Long Avenue) tonight for a workshop hosted by Board of Review Commissioner Mike Cabonargi. The workshop begins at 6 PM sharp, staff will be there to answer questions about your property taxes. For more information, please check out our upcoming events.

    https://www.facebook.com

Jan 08

Ward Night tonight from 5 - 7 PM at the 35th ...

Ward Night tonight from 5 - 7 PM at the 35th Ward Logan Square office located at 2710 N. Sawyer. Come meet with me on a first-come, first-served basis. Interested in learning how to appeal property taxes? Head to Chopin Park Auditorium (3420 N. Long Avenue) tonight for a workshop hosted by Board of Review Commissioner Mike Cabonargi. The workshop begins at 6 PM sharp, staff will be there to answer questions about your property taxes. For more information, please check out our upcoming events.

    https://www.facebook.com

Jan 08

4 Killed, 15 Wounded In Chicago Weekend Shootings

...Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side. A 31-year-old man was outside in the 5400 block of West Eddy when someone shot his right leg from a passing vehicle, police said. He was taken...

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...old was shot in the chest and arm just after 4 p.m. in the 700 block of North Christiana, according to Chicago Police. Officers found him unresponsive and initially took him in serious condition...

...1:30 p.m., the 49-year-old was involved in an argument in the 400 block of North Laramie when someone fired shots, striking him in the leg, police said. He was taken to...

...out a gun and shot him in the head about 1 p.m. in the 7200 block of South May, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. Trennis, who lived...

...Austin neighborhood on the West Side. A 35-year-old man was standing in the 5300 block of West Lake Street when someone shot him in the chest, police said. He was found nearby after collapsing...

...shot him in the chest, police said. He was found nearby after collapsing in the 300 block of North Lorel. Paramedics took him to Stroger Hospital, where was pronounced dead. A silver vehicle was seen...

...Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side. He was walking on the sidewalk in the 1200 block of North Springfield when someone in a dark car fired shots in his direction, police said. He was...

...the Near West Side. He was on a sidewalk about 8 p.m. in the 1400 block of West Washburne when he heard shots and felt pain, police said. His condition was stabilized at Stroger...

...to the 30-year-old and opened fire about 7:30 p.m. in the 1900 block of North Sawyer, police said. Paramedics took him to Norwegian American Hospital, where he was in good condition...

    4 Killed, 15 Wounded In Chicago Weekend Shootings
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Four people were killed and 15 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago over the weekend. The most recent fatal shooting happened Sunday afternoon when a man was killed in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. The 53-year-old was shot in the chest and arm just after 4 p.m.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

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