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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    COACH HOUSE: REMOVE AND REPLACE NORTH AND SOUTH WOOD PORCHES WITH NEW OPEN WOOD PORCHES SAME SIZE AND SAME LOCATION AS PER PLANS IN EXISTING 1 STORY W/ BASEMENT FRAME COACH HOUSE. FRONT BUILDING UNDER PERMIT NUMBER 100756897

    4954 W. Byron St. Issued April 25, 2018 Comment

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  • Why Take the Stairs When You Can Ride the Slide?

    Ms. Edwards is asking for $1139.86:
    I need help covering the cost of registration for a 2-day training at the Ron Clark Academy so I can learn innovative ideas around student engagement, academic rigor, school culture, and environment.
    Smyser Elementary School Comment

Apr 17

Updated 3 hours ago

Portage Park’s Frunchroom Opens to Serve Thoughtful Chicago-Style Deli Food

Frunchroom, 4042 N. Milwaukee Avenue, (773) 853-2160, open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday through Friday; open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

    Portage Park's Frunchroom Opens to Serve Thoughtful Chicago-Style Deli Food
    Portage Park has a new casual spot for bagels, sandwiches, and fresh pastas now that Frunchroom has opened its doors. The restaurant - a collaboration between former Community Tavern chef de cuisine Matt Saccaro and the tavern's founder, Quay Tao - debuted this morning on the Northwest Side with a menu representing Saccaro's Chicago's memories.
    https://chicago.eater.com

  • PennyPenguin Chillin' out on EB

    When something doesn't live up to expectations, that is a legitimate complaint coming from a customer.

  • Anthony Harebrained Portage Park Young Blood

    I've been there 3 different times and it's amazing. I've had a breakfast sandwich, spicy garlic sausage sandwich, mushroom soup and a doughnut. All of it is super fresh, incredibly tasty and just what the neighborhood needs. Honestly. I never would have thought about going to 6 Corners for breakfast before (sorry Shilas- I love you), but now I think it's my go-to place.

    Also, what's "Chicago Style Deli"? Other than a normal deli, what is it?

4 days ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Casing the Street

Hello, I just watched a young man stroll down my street, block of 4800 W Belle Plaine, checking out the inside of cars and meandering around for a few minutes. If he comes back while I'm watching, is there someone I could call, instead of 911?

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    We need police now, politics should not matter.

  • PJ monitor

    Get there Plate number and description of car if you can, the catalytic converter thiefs hit 4200 block of Monitor last nite.

8 hours ago

Catalytic converter thief

They are back !!!! 2 vehicles on 4200 block of Monitor got them stolen 2;30 am 4/26/18

34 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Armed Robbery

Last night, Tuesday, April 24th approximately 10:30 PM a man and a woman were held up at gunpoint in front of 3750 N. Kilpatrick.

I will again say Alderman Ariel Reboyras has not done enough to bring more police officers to our neighborhood. The area has progressively gotten worse and the Alderman has had street roll calls one after another, yet not doing anything to actually protect us.
I will encourage my friends and neighbors to vote out Mayor Emanuel and Ariel Reboyras. We need more than just "lip service" and "dog n' pony shows".

  • Tom Concerned Neighbor

    You know, you're right... I'm wrong.
    Thanks for keeping it respectful.

  • Sam Z-- the only people who win 100% of the vote EVERYWHERE are ballot box stuffers, and dictators. Those results aren't kosher. (not casting any aspersions on you) just saying...

Apr 19

Updated 13 hours ago

Irving Park and Long Street Closure

According to the city website, this is scheduled through 5/7. These closures are frustrating for everyone. However, when you choose to cut through the side streets and you get stacked up 10 deep trying to cross Laramie during rush hour, please don't think that laying on your horn will get the cars moving any faster. Perhaps sticking to the main arteries is a better option for you. Or just please have a little courtesy for those of us living on...

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According to the city website, this is scheduled through 5/7. These closures are frustrating for everyone. However, when you choose to cut through the side streets and you get stacked up 10 deep trying to cross Laramie during rush hour, please don't think that laying on your horn will get the cars moving any faster. Perhaps sticking to the main arteries is a better option for you. Or just please have a little courtesy for those of us living on the block and already having to deal with lines of cars blocking us from getting to our own homes. I realize it is pointless to post this as those who honking like psychos are not likely to change based on my post. Just hoping.

  • I'm by Lockwood and Dakin and it's very frustrating

  • My husband was nearly hit on Laramie when someone didn't stop at Byron. He had the right of way. OBEY the traffic signs please. And it is really better to use the posted detour. It is construction season people!

  • What are these street closures for? Seems like they aren't doing anything but they've been closed and buses rerouted for two weeks now.

17 hours ago

Replace existing deck

Looking for someone to replace my back deck and stairs.

4 days ago

Updated 18 hours ago

  • Why Take The Stairs When You Can Ride The Slide?

    Ms. Edwards is asking for $1629.44:
    I need help covering the cost of registration, lodging, transportation, and food for a 2-day training at the Ron Clark Academy so I can learn innovative ideas around student engagement, rigor, classroom culture, and environment.
    Smyser Elementary School
  • It's not up to everyone else to pay for the teacher to keep up date and attend a conference which just happens to be out of state and she is asking for $ for her daily FOOD? Why is she not responsible to keep herself up to date and to...

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    It's not up to everyone else to pay for the teacher to keep up date and attend a conference which just happens to be out of state and she is asking for $ for her daily FOOD? Why is she not responsible to keep herself up to date and to maintain her licence/job like the rest of the world? She can't even pay for her own food come on...oh and then she will write it off on her taxes because she "paid for it" and will have receipts for all of it. Smh

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    How come Illinois have all these problems.

20 hours ago

Updated 19 hours ago

Sun Fresh Market

Good morning,

Does anyone know what happened to the Sun Fresh market on Central? All of a sudden it is closed. Is this permanent or are they possibly remodeling?

19 hours ago

Need a Plumber

Hi everyone,

I need a good, resnobale licence plumber, anybody knows One?
Thank you,
Terry

44 hours ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Good morning my neighbors

Enjoy the beautiful day

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43 hours ago

A Poet Spreads the Love: Poetry in a Bubble Gum Machine

You can buy a poem for yourself at Josi’s Frozen Yogurt Cafe, 4032 N. Milwaukee Ave.,  or at Women and Children First Bookstore, 5233 N Clark St. The poetry machines will remain on site at these locations indefinitely.

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You can buy a poem for yourself at Josi’s Frozen Yogurt Cafe, 4032 N. Milwaukee Ave.,  or at Women and Children First Bookstore, 5233 N Clark St. The poetry machines will remain on site at these locations indefinitely.

    A Poet Spreads the Love: Poetry in a Bubble Gum Machine - Third Coast Review
    Yvonne Zipter, poet and Portage Park resident, is spreading her love for poetry in a creative way. She has placed "poetry machines" in two neighborhood venues. Customers can drop 50 cents in the machines, which look like old-fashioned gumball dispensers, and receive a capsule containing a short poem.
    https://thirdcoastreview.com

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Dec 11

Updated 2 days ago

Looking for tuck pointers

I need some tuckpointing work done, does anyone have any suggestions of someone I should call?

  • Big Oaks Big Oaks resident since 1979
  • Don't know if you found anyone yet but I highly recommend expert super seal roofing & tuckpointing company I've for a couple different projects in the past few years and they are great I usually work with Samuel he's pretty straight forward and is able to give you a written quote all there estimates are free here is there phone number 773-993-5668

Apr 17

Updated 2 days ago

Neighborly advice needed!

Big thanks in advance to anyone who takes the time to read all of this...

So, we had our old detached garage facing the alley behind our house completely demolished and rebuilt almost exactly a year ago because it was completely falling apart. It's nothing fancy, but broke our bank and it works.

Less than a month after it was built, I noticed the first major ding on the garage door… Fast forward a year, and the garage door is...

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So, we had our old detached garage facing the alley behind our house completely demolished and rebuilt almost exactly a year ago because it was completely falling apart. It's nothing fancy, but broke our bank and it works.

Less than a month after it was built, I noticed the first major ding on the garage door… Fast forward a year, and the garage door is severely dented, dinged, warped and getting worse by the week. It is very apparent that our neighbor across the alley from us is using our garage door as a stopper when they back out of their own driveway. But, we’ve never received a visit or a note... no one has attempted to take responsibility for what I image to be at least a dozen pretty major impacts and who knows how many smaller “taps” at this point.

My husband has walked around to knock on their front door, but as the old adage goes: the lights are on, but nobody’s home. And frankly, I’m really worried about confronting them… If these people have no concern for damaging our property over and over like it’s some kind of joke, I worry about my two small children. What kind of people have such a blatant indifference toward their neighbors?

I called 311 and was sent to the non-emergency police line. The guy I talked to was sympathetic but said gathering evidence was the key. Once we have evidence, we can bring it in to file a report and go from there. I have an IP security camera ordered, but I’m worried our wifi won’t stretch all the way to the alley, my dad suggested hiring a private investigator – does anyone have experience with anything like that?

However this goes, I can’t imagine a good outcome. Either we’re total chumps that just take this beating or face possible retaliation. It’s a complete garbage fire either way. I guess I’m turning to my Everyblock neighbors for encouragement or any ideas I may be missing.

Thanks for reading!

  • Mike Bayne Dunning area New to the area and have 2 children.

    Those dings at the bottom are not from a car, because they are notched and a number would stop the tires from from doing it.

  • Well, we're on our way to finding out. Camera is installed and so far we've captured several alley cats and the guy that tapes flyers to all of our garages. Nothing nefarious yet – if the camera itself is a deterrent, that's fine by me! I'm pretty sure our neighbors saw it being installed. So far, I 100% recommend the Blink camera product. Super easy to install.

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Apr 01

Updated 3 days ago

Rims and tires stolen from at least 10 vehicles on Northwest Side

4400 block of North Monitor Avenue between March 26 and March 27.

5900 block of West Montrose Avenue between March 28 and March 29.

4200 block of North Leclaire Avenue between March 28 and March 29.

4900 block of West Warner Avenue on March 29 at 3:44 a.m.

5000 block of West Waveland Avenue on March 29 between 12:01 a.m. and 11:10 a.m.

4400 block of North Lockwood Avenue between March 29 and March 30.

5400 block of West Eddy Street on between March 29 and March 30.

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4500 block of North Menard Avenue on March 28 at 7 p.m.

5200 block of West Windsor Avenue between March 28 and March 29.

5500 block of North Melvina Avenue on March 29 between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m.

    Rims and tires stolen from at least 10 vehicles on Northwest Side
    Thieves have stolen rims and tires from at least 10 vehicles in the past week on the Northwest Side, leaving the cars perched on cinder or paver blocks, Chicago police said. The thefts happened between Monday and Friday to vehicles that were parked on residential street overnight in the Jefferson Park and Portage Park neighborhoods, police said in a community alert.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • Jeffrey Littleton Local Uptown Artist #1

    Hondas are always getting hit.

  • Weebis Politically Incorrect Thought Criminal

    Shoot. Scoot and stay mute.

Apr 07

Updated 3 days ago

Shots Fired

Anyone else hear & or report 7 shots fired at 3:10 this morning in area of Montrose & Lockwood. 911 stated there was multiple calls, but I did not see police activity afterwards.

Apr 12

Updated 3 days ago

Well it's happened. Sears at Six Corners is closing.

Goodbye Sears store. My father-in-law still talks of their family driving up from the south side of the city to shop their when he was a kid. I wonder what will happen to the building. Now there will be two massive open properties in that spot.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-sears-closing-last-chicago-store-20180412-story.html

    Sears closing its last Chicago store
    Sears is closing its last remaining store in Chicago. Employees at the store at Six Corners in the Old Irving Park neighborhood were told of the closure Thursday morning, spokesman Howard Riefs said in an email. The store will close in mid-July after a liquidation sale set to begin April 27.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • toys r us is closing too, even the kids are effected with all these retailers closing down.

    so we are left with the following:

    no toys for you... just watch you tube

    google it

    order it on amazon

    uber eats

    I need a cleaning person

    I lost my dog

    the crater is here to stay

  • Weebis Politically Incorrect Thought Criminal

    F.Y.I, the Jewel at six corners has a rat problem.

Apr 17

Updated 3 days ago

Helicopters flying around

Anyone know who the police are looking for in the area?

  • PennyPenguin Chillin' out on EB

    The phone store had to be right there,the address wasn't far from the restaurant.

  • Weebis Politically Incorrect Thought Criminal

    "Up and coming neighborhood " my butt.

3 days ago

April 20, 2018 Update

The 5000-block of West Grace at 8:55 pm April 12; and

The 6000-block of West Grace at 9:30 am April 13.

The show will run through June 3 at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee. Tickets cost $12 to $17.50 and are available to purchase online online. Consider purchasing a two show package to save 25%.

Beaubien Elementary is hosting its annual Spring Fling fundraiser on Saturday, April 28, from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm at Biagio’s, 4242 N. Central.

Wed., Apr 25, 7 pm, Portage Park Senior Center, 4100 N. Long.Learn what you can do about crime during the1624 beat meeting. Find your beat at the45th ward map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

Thur., Apr 26, 7 pm, St. Bartholomew, Krueger Hall, 4910 W. Addison.Learn what you can do about crime during the1634 beat meeting. Find your beat at the45th ward map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

Sat., Apr 28, 9:30 am, Austin Irving Library, 6100 W. Irving Park. A guest speaker from Proven Winners will attend thePortage Park Garden Club meeting. Seed exchange and discussion to follow speaker. More info: email organizers. Free.

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...in focusing on Avondale between Lawrence and Laramie are meeting at the old firehouse on Lipps and Ainslie at 10 am. Volunteers interested in working on Avondale between Pulaski and Irving Park and...

...under the Irving Park Blue Line viaduct are meeting in the Potbelly’s parking lot, 4185 W. Irving Park, at 10 am...

You may recall that in 2015, the city attempted to permanently close the intersection of Lamon and Wilson to all vehicle traffic without having any conversation with my office or the community. After I halted construction with my vehicle, they agreed to work through this issue with us.

The meeting will be 6:30 pm Wednesday, May 2, at the Copernicus Center Annex, 5214 W. Lawrence.

The 5300-block of West Windsor at 9:45 pm April 11;

Peoples Gas Testing on Mulligan and Avondale

Starting in May, Suneys will begin to install a fiber optic conduit at the intersection of Byron and Cicero.

You can help prevent identity theft by bringing these documents to the Hoyne Bank parking lot, located at 4729 N. Milwaukee (on the corner of Milwaukee and Giddings), on Saturday, May 12, between 10 am and 1 pm.

You can help prevent identity theft by bringing these documents to the Hoyne Bank parking lot, located at 4729 N. Milwaukee (on the corner of Milwaukee and Giddings), on Saturday, May 12, between 10 am and 1 pm.

Donations can be dropped off or shipped to: Disney II Magnet High School, c/o Kelly Novac, 3900 N. Lawndale, Chicago, IL, 60618.

Many celebrate Earth Day as a time of service in the community with cleaning, planting, and educational events. Keeler Gardens, 3631 N. Keeler, would like to invite you to connect with nature after your day of service.

Hands to Help Ministries is hosting their annual Trivia Night fundraiser on Saturday, April 28, at 7:00 pm in the gym at Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4057 N. Harding.

During the month of April, the 16th District Police Station, 5151 N. Milwaukee, will be collecting diaper wipes, diapers, new socks, new underwear and new pajamas.

Sat., Apr 21, 10 am-1 pm, Schurz High School, 3601 N. Milwaukee.Hundres of gently used books will be for sale or for free during theSchurz Used Book Sale & Giveaway.Costs vary depending on purchases. 

Sat., Apr 21, 2 pm, Portage-Cragin Branch, 5108 W. Belmont.Join in for a spirited Sing-A-Long. Old Town School of Folk Music teaching artist Mary Peterson and Linda Smith will take participants on a journey of tunes. Free.

Sat., Apr 21, 4:30 pm, Handzel Center Gym, 5864 W. Ainslie. St. Constance School hosts a Taste of Poland Diner Dance fundraiser. There will be a...

Sun., Apr 22, 11:30 am-2 pm,St. Viator School, 4140 W. Addison.Join St. Viator for a day to celebrate their students’ artistic and academic achievements for...

Tue., Apr 24- 6-8 pm, Eden United Church of Christ, 5051 W. Gunnison. Eden United hosts aFaith and Health Community of Practice. This is a gather for leaders...

Tue., Apr 24, 7 pm, Pasta D’Arte, 6311 N. Milwaukee. Meet neighbors and get involved in your community during theGladstone Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting.Free.

Wed., Apr 25, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005.The senior enrichment seminar series hosts a Financial Literacy: Managing and Protecting Your Assets seminar. RSVP: 312-603-9233. Free. 

Wed., Apr 25, 7 pm,Congregational Church of Jefferson Park, Basement Auditorium, 5320 W. Giddings.Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during theJefferson Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting...

Thur., Apr 26, 7 pm, NEIU Campus, BBH Room 102, 5500 N. St. Louis. Jeff Skrentny of the Labagh Restoration Leadership Team shares our local natural history from Native...

Wed., May 2, 5:30-7 pm, The Michael and Karyn Lutz Center, 3435 N. Cicero.Experience lively performances from the Latin Dance teens group and beautiful vocals of Upbeat Music & Arts teens. Artwork, presentations, and delicious food also available at theSpring 2018 Salon. Free.

Wed., May 2, 6:30-8 pm,Albany Park Community Center, 5101 N. Kimball. Learn about resources available in your neighborhood, prevention tips, and how to work together to make a safer neighborhood during theHispanic Outreach Beat Meeting. Presentation in Spanish. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

    April 20, 2018 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Join your neighbors for Chicago's annual citywide Clean and Green Day of Service at 10 am this Saturday, April 21. This is a great opportunity for individuals and community groups to pitch in to help beautify our neighborhoods.
    http://ward45.org

Apr 19

Updated 3 days ago

Hotel That Can Accommodate Large Moving Truck

Hey Everyone,

My mom is moving out to the area this June, but they are driving her stuff out here in a large Uhaul or Penske type truck. Does anyone know of any hotels out by O'hare/Rosemont that has a parking lot or garage that can accommodate a truck of that size for one night? I know there are lots downtown that can, but I wouldn't be comfortable having all of her stuff in a lot downtown overnight. I'm open...

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Hey Everyone,

My mom is moving out to the area this June, but they are driving her stuff out here in a large Uhaul or Penske type truck. Does anyone know of any hotels out by O'hare/Rosemont that has a parking lot or garage that can accommodate a truck of that size for one night? I know there are lots downtown that can, but I wouldn't be comfortable having all of her stuff in a lot downtown overnight. I'm open to downtown hotel recommendations as well, if they have a private parking structure that would work.

I've tried to work it out with my HOA but they will not allow us to park the moving truck in the building's lot overnight, so I'm trying to come up with a contingency plan. We'd prefer not to have to unpack 60 boxes and several heavy loads of furniture immediately after making a cross-country trip.

Any thoughts or ideas appreciated. Thanks!

  • Nikki my son had to do something thing stayed at the motel 6 which is location at Riverroad and Lawrence have a parking lot that you could park your trucks and have cameras all around so it will be safe

  • Renaissance OHare

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