34 hours ago

Updated 0 min ago

BeefBelly restaurant has closed.

The BeefBelly restaurant at Lawrence and Central has closed. The shades are all shut with paper signs saying Tipsy Cow Cantina. Always thought it was odd to open so close to BrgrBelly on Irving.

From their Facebook page...
'We have decided that serving burgers at both Beefbelly & the “original” Brgrbelly within a 1 mile radius does not make a lot of sense and is pretty redundant for our great Northwest Side neighborhood so we have decided to re-concept and...

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The BeefBelly restaurant at Lawrence and Central has closed. The shades are all shut with paper signs saying Tipsy Cow Cantina. Always thought it was odd to open so close to BrgrBelly on Irving.

From their Facebook page...
'We have decided that serving burgers at both Beefbelly & the “original” Brgrbelly within a 1 mile radius does not make a lot of sense and is pretty redundant for our great Northwest Side neighborhood so we have decided to re-concept and re-model Beefbelly into a Fresh & Funky Fiesta!! The "Tipsy Cow Cantina” opens this December and will feature tacos, salads, burritos, nachos, live music, karaoke, an amazing margarita bar…get ready for a whole new fresh and fun environment…

Also, Molly & Myles Ice Cream has closed for the season. We look forward to seeing you this coming Spring.'

  • Excited to try the new concept! My family enjoyed Central Kitchen, enjoyed Beefbelly, and I'm sure we'll patronize the new spot. I personally love a place where I can have a good beer with lunch.

    See you soon!

  • That's a shame they are closing, I went there alot. Good beer specials too! I wonder how they will transition to mexican, but I'll definitely give them a shot.

22 hours ago

Updated 2 min ago

Milo Yiannopoulos’ Chicago Show Canceled After Patio Theater Backlash

CHICAGO — Operators of the Patio Theater, 6008 W. Irving Park Road, have called off a planned event with alt-right personality Milo Yiannopoulos, writing in a Wednesday announcement that they've "heard the voices" of explosive backlash against the booking.

    Milo Yiannopoulos' Chicago Show Canceled After Patio Theater Backlash
    CHICAGO - Operators of the Patio Theater, 6008 W. Irving Park Road, have called off a planned event with alt-right personality Milo Yiannopoulos, writing in a Wednesday announcement that they've "heard the voices" of explosive backlash against the booking.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

  • Hate has no place in Portage Park but FEAR does.

  • JVJ Airline Pilot Triathlete Portage Park.

    Taking a stand against their right unless they are doing something illegal. Yes you have thebright to boycott butbcrying about everything defuses rhenmwsage and makes you look Idiotic . This is the snowflake mentality and America is tired of it. Which is why you have Trump. So much for tolerance that liberals demand but fail to give it.

3 days ago

Updated 3 hours ago

  • Preserving Our Learning

    Ms. Mamola is asking for $393.55:
    My students need a laminator, laminating pouches, and scissors to preserve their work and educational resources used in the classroom.
    Smyser Elementary School

6 hours ago

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

  • The Comic Relief in Learning to Read, Chapter 3

    Ms. Mamola is asking for $393.49:
    My students need engaging books to help them improve their fluency and comprehension.
    Smyser Elementary School Comment
  • Community Readers

    Ms. Abarca is asking for $203.42:
    My students need books and maps to help them learn about their communities.
    Portage Park Elementary School Comment
  • This is How We Roll!

    Ms. Edwards is asking for $842.18:
    My students need a variety of books from different genres that will capture their interest and increase their love for reading.
    Smyser Elementary School Comment

6 hours ago

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5 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Huge Protest Planned For Milo Yiannopoulos' Patio Theater Show

CHICAGO — More than 300 people were signed up by Friday afternoon to meet alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos with chants and pickets signs when he arrives for a scheduled speaking event at Patio Theater, 6008 W. Irving Park Road, next month.

But Melissa Basilone, who co-owns four businesses in the 6000 block of Irving Park Road with her husband Joe, said the theater operators were "shooting themselves in the foot" with their controversial decision.

The Basilones offered to host protesters at their Perkolator Cafe, 6032 W. Irving Park Road, posting in the event page that "Hate has no home in the Irving Austin Business District, period."

    Milo Yiannopoulos Event Spurs Protest Plan For Patio Theater
    CHICAGO - More than 300 people were signed up by Friday afternoon to meet alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos with chants and pickets signs when he arrives for a scheduled speaking event at Patio Theater, 6008 W. Irving Park Road, next month.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

  • Well the troll just cancelled. Guess he just wanted to create a stir and then decide it wasn't worth the confrontation. Guess he doesn't really believe the garbage he spews.

  • He didn't cancel. Patio caved and cancelled him.

3 days ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Flooded basement

I have about 12 inches of water in my basement from the recent storm that needs to be pumped out. Can anyone recommend someone honest and reliable?

  • Debbie, you must have good insurance, my neighbor's insurance a couple years back didn't cover much and they had to pay a lot out of pocket. They did have a somewhat finished bsmt though. On the bright side, once it's cleaned up, it'll look so much open. Is this the first time flooding for your home?

  • @as50, you would have to have coverage added onto insurance for certain things, I think sewage back up is one of those which you may add to a policy. without it, it would not be covered.

46 hours ago

Updated 19 hours ago

Handyman Needed

Posting for a friend who is looking for a handy man. Needs someone who can reinstall insulation, not a big job.

30 hours ago

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5 days ago

Updated 40 hours ago

Looking for interior painter and handy man in Portage park

Hi,

We are looking to have our kitchen and cabinets painted. Looking for recommendations for someone affordable.

Thanks!

  • Hi we are a company called TWICE that specializes in re-doing furniture and cabinets. We also make sure that you are choosing the right paint and color as we have a background in Interior Design. We are located at 5450 West Belmont and our phone number is 773 467 9063.

  • Priest at St. John's priest of St. John's Episcopal Church

    Showboat Painting - Karl Kuhn, excellent (can I say perfect?) work and reasonable!
    773.286.2002

4 days ago

Updated 40 hours ago

  • bellyer Information Security Geek, Beer Lover & Homebrewer

    "Not sure what that has to <do> with anything, but here it goes... Would you like to know every work field or just current?"

    What it has to do with anything is that you implied that others, school kids included, may depend on cubs for particular services and I'm assuming...

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    "Not sure what that has to <do> with anything, but here it goes... Would you like to know every work field or just current?"

    What it has to do with anything is that you implied that others, school kids included, may depend on cubs for particular services and I'm assuming (yes, once again making an assumption) that you feel that others are depending on you for something. If others are depending on one or both of you for something, I guarantee that education played some part in you getting there. If you are just sitting at home mining bitcoin illegally to make money, then that's another story, but I am sure that what you are doing for your work field is doing something for society in some way, regardless of whether you dropped out of high school or managed to get a couple of doctorate degrees. Somewhere along the line, education helped you and a teacher made a difference in your life, whether you want to admit it or not.

    But yeah, I have to admit, I am interested in what someone so bitter towards education does for a living. Me, I work in Information Security for one of the world's biggest IT firms and, although, I did not *need* formal education to get where I am in life, it sure helped to have teachers inspire me along the way. I am extremely overpaid for the amount of effort that I put in compared to the amount of effort teaches put in for their much smaller salaries.

  • "What it has to do with anything is that you implied that others, school kids included, may depend on cubs for particular services "

    I think you misunderstood my response

    "They also MAY still count on cubs for some purpose themselves. (Medicaid,public aid) your assumption is as good as mine."...

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    "What it has to do with anything is that you implied that others, school kids included, may depend on cubs for particular services "

    I think you misunderstood my response

    "They also MAY still count on cubs for some purpose themselves. (Medicaid,public aid) your assumption is as good as mine."

    Meaning maybe they will grow up and not work at all or provide services to cubs. They could follow in the footsteps of their parents and teachers and rely on taxes to provide them things like education or donations for books etc.

    "If others are depending on one or both of you for something, I guarantee that education played some part in you getting there."

    I don't need an education to pay taxes. That was what I was referring to depending on us for.

2 days ago

Oct 10

Updated 2 days ago

  • Giant Games=Giant Fun!

    Ms. Edwards is asking for $718.95:
    My students need 2 giant jenga games, 2 jumbo domino games, 3 jumbo checker games, and 3 jumbo connect four games to promote active engagement and movement during indoor recess.
    Smyser Elementary School
  • @weebis, that reminds me of something a friend said. she was looking for a small metal truck and was having trouble. she said where is all the toys with the sharp edges? everything is all plastic and rounded. I told her it was for safety. I asked, why in the world would you want a toy with sharp edges?. she said how else are you supposed to teach children to be careful? it was an unexpected point, but does make some sense I guess.

  • Weebis SWCC Vet. (Ret.)

    Inactive User, we survived those supposedly dangerous toys, played in the dirt and lived to tell about it.

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Shots Fired

Approx 4 shots fired this morning 4100/4200 N. Lockwood from a passing car. Nothing but trouble coming from that corner apartment building across from the school. Police were notified . Be careful out there & report incidents.

  • They claim to want to get rid of segregation because Chicago is so known for that however this city is so far gone for that and nothing about this city is run right or legal. It has corrupted the authorities and everyone in "charge". It's very sad who knows anymore...

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    They claim to want to get rid of segregation because Chicago is so known for that however this city is so far gone for that and nothing about this city is run right or legal. It has corrupted the authorities and everyone in "charge". It's very sad who knows anymore who is "good or bad".@weebis you are so right on with your comment worse run city/county in the nation. I have nothing holding me here and I am for sure going to be lifting myself out of my comfort zone to move out of here. Giving so much money to this city and for what. I bet the segregation won't be happening in certain areas such as the one the mayor
    Lives in. He will continue to keep himself and loved ones in there own "perfect" city living. People have no respect anymore and don't care they live for basically free and it has came to the point where they feel like it should be given to them and it should be given to them wherever they want and hey if they want someone else's things they feel they can take it or destroy property because you ask them not to sit on your porch or your car it's there world and we just live in it. Call the police for these reasons and they look or speak to like what's the problem here don't waste our time for nonsense they stole your converter on your car sorry maybe you shouldn't park it on the street it's all just pathetic and just continues to get worse.

  • Weebis SWCC Vet. (Ret.)

    As this city, county, and state circle the toilet, Arena's 'Gangbanger Paradise' at 5151 N. Northwest Highway will be the crowning turd for the northwest side demise.

    Gunfire by violent felons released by Dart, not prosecuted by Foxx, coddled and celebrated by Emanuel and Preckwinkle will become the 'crickets of the night,' along with the sirens of responding ambulances and squad cars.

    Bravo. Shakespeare couldn't have written a better tragedy himself.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Portage Park man accused of touching teen he offered a ride

Harb, of the 3500 block of North Lavergne Avenue, was charged with aggravated criminal sex abuse, and was ordered not to have any contact with the victim. He has a similar case involving a 14-year-old pending from early September, authorities said.

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When the car arrived in the 3400 block of West Addison Street and the boy tried to exit the car, Harb started the car, which he did at least twice more, Anselmo said.

    Portage Park man accused of touching teen he offered a ride
    A Portage Park man with a history of offering rides to young men and boys, according to prosecutors, groped a 16-year-old boy after offering the teen a ride in August, authorities said Saturday. Isa Harb, 55, was ordered held on $40,000 bail during a hearing before Judge Michael R.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • Well no matter where he lives and who knows about it he knows that somewhere some dumb kid will get in his car sooner or later

  • He was on parole for assult and battery. He has a similar charge from September and 3 similar ones in 2007. The guy is a predator.

Oct 10

Updated 2 days ago

New Laws Coming - Dump your Dodge, Cash your Chevy, Nix your Nissan, Forego your Ford... get a Horse

BREAKING NEWS!!! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE...

From the Office of Mayor Wrong E. Manual

As a result of an intensive 10 year study from the University of Chicargo, the city council has voted for the immediate removal of all automobiles,vans, trucks or similar devices from within the city. The study clearly shows that 100% of all accidents involving injury to pedestrians and motorists or their passengers are associated with self powered motorized conveyances.Therefore, the only sound remedy is the removal of...

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BREAKING NEWS!!! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE...

From the Office of Mayor Wrong E. Manual

As a result of an intensive 10 year study from the University of Chicargo, the city council has voted for the immediate removal of all automobiles,vans, trucks or similar devices from within the city. The study clearly shows that 100% of all accidents involving injury to pedestrians and motorists or their passengers are associated with self powered motorized conveyances.Therefore, the only sound remedy is the removal of all such machines from our community.

Effective on December 1, 2017, any person possessing or operating an automobile, van, truck or similar device within the city limits will be arrested on felony one charges of willful pubic endangerment under the new municipal code (under home rule exception). There will be no second chance.

New transportation permits will be available for single or multiple horse, mule or bicycle drawn carriages at a rate varying from $50-200 per year. There will be an additional fine for failure to remove animal feces on the roadway of $50 per incident.

Because of their ability to exceed new speed limits of 10 MPH, genetically engineered transportation animals are forbidden and if suspected, a DNA sample will be taken. If found in violation, an additional fine of $1,000.

For those citizens requiring handicapped exemptions, rickshaw allowances may be granted upon full vetting and approval. Prevailing applicants must demonstrate they cannot walk from the corner of State and Madison to clerk's desk at city hall without having a heart attack or stroke.

Regardless of conveyance form, a city sticker priced at $500 per year will still be required for each axle of a conveyance.

Existing boot and impoundment ordinances will remain in force as modified for the new forms of conveyances.

Stay tuned for more details... LOL!

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  • "I do not want to be accused of topical or opinion censorship..."

    You won't be if you don't announce you are having a comment pulled that simply stated someone's opinion.

    I understand though that my tolerance for things that might be offensive is pretty high.

    .". I did not imply that it diminished the value of your previous comments..."

    Sorry I misinterpreted when you said

    "- no idea about why you would do that to diminish your strong position in this conversation"

  • Father Greg God knows what you did...

    unless we get some "new blood" in here that want to share their opinions and thoughts on this topic... I think we've pretty much taken it through its paces... Thanks to all sincere contributors for sharing!

    I remain yours...

2 days ago

25 Chicago coffee shops serving up great coffee and character

6032 W. Irving Park Road, 773-853-2261

5501 W. Irving Park Road, 773-930-3693

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6100 S. Blackstone Ave., 773-627-5058

1439 W. 18th St., 312-455-0019

1750 W. Division St., 773-278-2739

2530 N. Clark St., 773-687-8078

1501 W. Morse Ave., 773-338-0256

305 E. Garfield Blvd., 773-855-9163

1259 W. Devon Ave., 773-654-1589

5938 N. Broadway, 773-654-1444

2035 N. Western Ave., 773-904-8177

3123 N. Broadway, 773-348-8058

2959 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-245-3005

755 W. 32nd St., 312-888-3468

2212 N. Clybourn Ave., 773-360-7591

5317 N. Clark St., 773-989-5674

1039 W. Granville Ave., 773-764-0400

1117 W. Belmont Ave., 773-360-7553

5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-966-7531

6764 N. Sheridan Road, 773-761-8100

112 N. Green St., 312-754-0431

    25 Chicago coffee shops serving up great coffee and character
    Chicago is a blessedly caffeinated city, not just thanks to the plethora of coffee behemoths planted on every corner-hello, Starbucks and Peet's-but also thanks to the lovely local coffee shops that adorn our city storefronts.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

2 days ago

Urban League of Philadelphia added 2 new phot...

4021 Parkside Ave

    Urban League of Philadelphia
    Urban League of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 2,105 likes · 25 talking about this · 291 were here. The Urban League of Philadelphia (ULP) is a non-profit, nonpartisan, civil rights and...
    https://www.facebook.com

3 days ago

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Found dogs

Sharing again, now 2 dogs found together....let's get them home.

  • Such sweet little faces! Hope they can be reunited soon with owner.

  • They looked like they were in terrible shape from the pictures.Very matted and dirty. They might be better off in a new home together. I hope so.Thanks Joe Garrido again, for helping the strays.

3 days ago

Community Alert: Financial Scams Targeting Se...

...money through Western Union or Money Gram. This occurred on September 12, 2017 in the 5000 block of West Newport. A female victim, 77 years old, was contacted via phone stating her son was in...

This article has 3 other Chicago locations (Show)

...don't require you to pay anything. This occurred on September 26, 2017 in the 6000 block of North Sheridan. A female victim, age 89 years old, was contacted via phone call claiming she won...

...you to your bank. This occurred on August 21, 2017 at 3:30pm in the 1700 block of West 47th St. A male Hispanic victim, 51 years old, was approached by two male Hispanic offenders, one...

...card or bank information. This occurred on September 05, 2017 at 3:00pm in the 100 block of East Bellevue. A male, 82 year old, victim received a phone call from an unknown offender claiming...


Oct 09

Updated 3 days ago

  • central park 5 no profiling!

    Come on Kittypgrl you have zero credibility. Really you think Sposato does not support business? Completely wrong.

    Arena is the one who does not support business. Arena killed the City funding for the Jefferson Park Chamber of Commerce not once but twice. Arena went on an out of control rant...

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    Come on Kittypgrl you have zero credibility. Really you think Sposato does not support business? Completely wrong.

    Arena is the one who does not support business. Arena killed the City funding for the Jefferson Park Chamber of Commerce not once but twice. Arena went on an out of control rant demanding that the City department that funds the Chambers in the City not give the funding to the Jefferson Park Chamber. You don't seem to understand that Arena killed the funding for the Jeff Chamber not once but twice. John Arena is the biggest phony on the Chicago City Council! Arena is a 21st century snake oil salesman!

    And do I even have to mention Lake Arena at Milwaukee and Irving?

  • Annette? Annette Sposato, is that you?

4 days ago

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    TWO UNIT BUILDING, PLUMBING ONLY- REPLACE WATER HEATERS, REPLACE ALL PLUMBING HOT & COLD WATER LINES, REPAIR/REPLACE WASTE & VENT PIPING AS NEEDED. (SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTION)

    4048 N. Leclaire Ave. Issued October 13, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for reinstate revoked pmt

    REINSTATE PERMIT # 100618460 & CHANGE GC TO C & O CONSTRUCTION, INC, PLUMBING CONTRACTOR TO J.C. CONSTRUCTION & PLUMBING CO & HVAC CONTRACTOR TECH HEATING

    5831 W. Newport Ave. Issued October 13, 2017 Comment

4 days ago

4 days ago

  • Thorp O A Elementary Scholastic Academy reviewed

    My child was accepted as a 2nd grade student at Thorp Academy the same year Mr. Toledo became the school principal. She is now in 7th grade I can say for certainty that each year Thorp has improved in every area that pertains to student life, academic enhancements and parental communication. In my opinion, I would fully recommend Thorp Academy to prospective parents, primarily for Mr. Toledo's leadership, the teachers/instructors and the support staff. Job well done!

    Thorp O A Elementary Scholastic Academy (6024 W Warwick Ave) Published on GreatSchools October 13, 2017 Comment

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