46 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

    Chicago's Safest And Most Dangerous Neighborhoods Based On Shootings
    Last week I posted on Chicago's safest and most dangerous neighborhoods based on the murder rate. Although that's a pretty popular way for people to make a determination of a neighborhood's relative safety it's actually a pretty narrow definition. A lot of bad things an happen to people without them getting murdered.
    http://www.chicagonow.com
  • Mute Mute Me

    Im gonna say a very controversial thing here but it wont be the first time ive done it. Im not a fan of resources being spent searching for and locking up people who kill "victims" who are themselves criminals.

  • Mute. Agreed. Sometimes it sort of sorts itself out. But you have to be careful about ignoring murder. Has a tendency to float over to legitimate victims. Ever so slowly. Kind of dangerous, but I know what you are saying.

44 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Lost cat !

White with black face. 3 year old Himalayan. Shaved body. Furry paws.

Last seen Thursday Nov 16.

Lives on the 5100 W Berenice

3 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Found Cat Tabby with white chest and paws male

Grace and Narragansett Ave. Very affectionate. Checking tomorrow if microchipped. Posting on Lost Cats Illinois - Facebook as well. Very nice boy - was very hungry. I bathed his chest and paws so his picture might not be a very good representation. In my home tonight and my own cats are in the basement. Let me know if you or someone you know is missing this guy.

Jul 30 2014

Updated 7 hours ago

Splendid Soap Shop

I just found a wonderful little shop at Irving Park Rd and Mead (across from The Portage Theatre) called Distinct Bath and Body.
They sell handmade soap (made on site), bath salts, scrubs, face masks, shaving soaps, loofahs, etc.
Everything smells wonderful and the owner is friendly and attentive.
If you love artisinal bath products, you gotta check it out!

  • Abdevi Northwest Side

    Distinct Bath and Body closed its doors at 6051 Irving Park on 12/31/16. They are moving to 4046 N. Milwaukee Avenue. March 2017!! Before they were across the street from the Patio, now they will be next to the Portage Theatre.

  • Abdevi Northwest Side

    This splendid soap shop took longer to open. The new location is opening on Saturday November 25, 2017. @ 4046 N Milwaukee..

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Jul 14

Updated 18 hours ago

New Mexican Restaurant

Hey Everyone,

Noticed a sign a few doors down from the Binny's (in the old Pineda's Taco spot) that a Mexican restaurant is opening soon.

This little shopping center is really shaping up to be a great place. Looking forward to it.

  • joanie 20+ year Resident of Jefferson Park

    Good to know, thanks.

  • I saw a food truck parked on that strip. It was from Taco Grill and Salsa Bar. We tried it and enjoyed it. They have a salsa bar on board the food truck, yummy.
    www.TacoGrillAurora.com is their website for anyone interested in checking out. They do cater, it said so on their truck.

32 hours ago

G Herbo, one of Chicago’s brightest hip-hop stars, becomes royalty with Humble Beast

Fri 11/24, 6:30 PM, Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee, $45, all-ages

    G Herbo, one of Chicago's brightest hip-hop stars, becomes royalty with Humble Beast
    On Halloween, Auburn-Gresham one-stop shop and hip-hop hot spot Exclusive773 handed out bootleg rap CDs by Chicago rapper G. Herbo to trick-or-treaters. That evening owner Steve Wazwaz tweeted a video of fans gleefully clamoring for them.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

3 days ago

Updated 35 hours ago

Home Damage from Peoples Gas/NPL Line Work on Cornelia by Chopin Park?

Hi neighbors. If you live on Cornelia west of Long where the Peoples Gas/NPL line work has been taking place over the past few weeks, be sure to carefully inspect your home's foundation, walls and ceilings.

In our home, the ceilings closest to the street where the work has been taking place are showing a substantial amount cracking since they started work in late October.

For those who aren't home during working hours, the work currently taking place requires a...

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Hi neighbors. If you live on Cornelia west of Long where the Peoples Gas/NPL line work has been taking place over the past few weeks, be sure to carefully inspect your home's foundation, walls and ceilings.

In our home, the ceilings closest to the street where the work has been taking place are showing a substantial amount cracking since they started work in late October.

For those who aren't home during working hours, the work currently taking place requires a substantial amount of pounding that actually "shakes" your home from the bottom up.

I have contacted the Alderman's office as well as People's Gas directly about this, but wanted to spread the word to those who might be similarly affected and not even know it.

  • Absolutely. It stinks, but they do it and get away with it. Chances for damage increase in colder weather. "Before" photos would be your best proof-basis for claims of damage.

    As new gas lines came in a few years back, I watched heavy equipment get driven over yards and sidewalks,...

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    Absolutely. It stinks, but they do it and get away with it. Chances for damage increase in colder weather. "Before" photos would be your best proof-basis for claims of damage.

    As new gas lines came in a few years back, I watched heavy equipment get driven over yards and sidewalks, damaging both. I pressed for replacement and they sent some jerkw@d who showed me lo-res photo captures he said came from video taken prior to the work. The images seemed to depict the new damage as pre-existing, with blurs or debris obscuring all detail, like they'd been messed with in Photoshop. I wasn't buyin it and said the coloring in the images looked weird, like before and after frames were put into one, the guy gave-up and marked the damaged sections for replacement.

  • It's always pre existing. They will come back with Google photos from 8 years ago that we had a tree and thats what caused uneven side walks not the heavy equipment driving on sidewalk and digging on sidewalk, They will also take all your good dirt and will replace with...

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    It's always pre existing. They will come back with Google photos from 8 years ago that we had a tree and thats what caused uneven side walks not the heavy equipment driving on sidewalk and digging on sidewalk, They will also take all your good dirt and will replace with sand or ground stone, When they finally return to replace lawn, they will take out 2 inches of sand/stone and replace wtth 2 inches of weed infested dirt and give instructions for watering, when sod starts turning brown, its your fault for not watering, can't grow sod on stone/sand. Take lots of photos before the start and during
    if you can, probably still won't help. They fired the sub contractor who did our area because of damage and so many complaints but never fixed the damage.

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  • Book Truck! Beep! Beep!

    Ms. Porter is asking for $357.65:
    My students need a mobile library to get the most out of reading!
    Smyser Elementary School Comment

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Updated 2 days ago

Thanksgiving with Neighbors

The Joined Hands Food Pantry is sponsoring a free Thanksgiving dinner for all to enjoy at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 4939 W. Montrose. On Thanksgiving, join neighbors and congregation members to give thanks, socialize, and enjoy a warm meal. Dinner will be from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

    Thanksgiving with Neighbors
    If you are looking for a place to spend Thanksgiving with neighbors, both St. John's Episcopal and St. John's Lutheran will be hosting community Thanksgiving dinners on Thanksgiving, November 23. Join St. John's Episcopal on Thanksgiving Day at 2:00 pm for a home-cooked meal.
    http://ward45.org

  • Mute Mute Me

    Followed by their weekly overeaters anonymous group at 7?

2 days ago

Small Business Saturday

Beauty Crew Chicago, 4048 N. Milwaukee

Distinct Bath and Body (Grand Opening), 4046 N. Milwaukee

Fantasy Costumes, 4065 N. Milwaukee

Rico Music & Dance, 4823 W. Irving Park

Filament Theater, 4041 N. Milwaukee

USA Bridal, 4020 N. Milwaukee

Singer Factory Distributor, 4914 W. Irving Park

This article has 6 other Chicago locations (Show)

City News Cafe’s Winter Wonderland, 4108 N. Cicero

Hats Plus, 4706 W. Irving Park

Rasenick’s, 3940 N. Cicero

Ray’s Round Up, 3930 N. Cicero

Jeff’s Red Hots, 3901 N. Cicero

Mr. Submarine, 3924 N. Cicero

    Small Business Saturday
    Why spend hours in line for Black Friday when you can help local businesses thrive by partaking in Small Business Saturday? Show your love for the Northwest Side on Saturday, November 25, by buying your holiday presents locally. The following small businesses in the Six Corners shopping district will partake in this year's Small Business Saturday: Beauty Crew Chicago, 4048 N.
    http://ward45.org

2 days ago

If you are looking for a place to spend Thank...

If you are looking for a place to spend Thanksgiving with neighbors, both St. John's Episcopal and St. John's Lutheran will be hosting community Thanksgiving dinners on Thanksgiving, November 23. Join St. John's Episcopal on Thanksgiving Day at 2:00 pm for a home-cooked meal. Before the meal, there will be a free jazz concert for everyone's pleasure starting at noon. Please call 773-725-9026 to make a reservation. Please leave your name and the number of people attending. Walk-ins are also welcome. The church is handicap accessible with a lift available to anyone in need. The Joined Hands Food Pantry is sponsoring a free Thanksgiving dinner for all to enjoy at St. John's Lutheran Church, 4939 W. Montrose. On Thanksgiving, join neighbors and congregation members to give thanks, socialize, and enjoy a warm meal. Dinner will be from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

    Alderman John Arena
    If you are looking for a place to spend Thanksgiving with neighbors, both St. John's Episcopal and St. John's Lutheran will be hosting community Thanksgiving dinners on Thanksgiving, November 23....
    https://www.facebook.com

Nov 11

Updated 2 days ago

XSport on Irving Park - Lock your doors!

Hey neighbors! My husband returned to his car after a workout to find a young man rummaging through the trunk of our car. The young man then got into an awaiting car and they drove off slowly. Yes, my husband called the police but he hasn't heard anything regarding filing a report, go figure.

  • My son has had 2 thefts at different XSport locations from the lockers... I think they are running their own theft ring myself... they don't give a rat about doing anything about it either... one was Lakeview and the other was either Portage or Norridge... I mean you have cameras, why are you not catching the scumbags doing this? Pathetic!

  • Jennifer...Cameras in locker rooms is a no no

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Alderman John Arena shared Friends of Beard's...

Support Beard School and eat delicious food from Tom & Jerry's, 6359 W. Montrose, this Friday between 10:30 am and 8:00 pm. Mention Beard School and Tom and Jerry’s will donate 20% of proceeds to Beard. This includes dine in, carry out and delivery. Unable to attend, but still want to help? Visit www.friendsofbeard.org to make your tax-deductible donation.

    Friends of Beard Tom and Jerry's Fundraiser
    https://www.facebook.com

3 days ago

Winning Lottery Ticket Sold in Chicago

The store was the Cragin Fresh Market, located at 5958 West Addison Street, according to the Illinois Lottery.

    Winning Lottery Ticket Sold in Chicago
    If you've purchased a Mega Millions ticket in Chicago recently, you should probably check your numbers.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

3 days ago

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