32 hours ago

Updated 4 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?

  • joanie 20+ year Resident of Jefferson Park

    Debbie Reynolds, Deborah Kerr and it is a name from the Bible (Old Testament). It was one of the most popular girls names in the mid 1950's.

  • In 1960, McKee Foods founder O.D. McKee was trying to come up with a catchy name for their new family-pack cartons of snack cakes. Packaging supplier Bob Mosher suggested using a family member's name. Thinking of what could be a good fit for the brand, O.D. arrived at the name...

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    In 1960, McKee Foods founder O.D. McKee was trying to come up with a catchy name for their new family-pack cartons of snack cakes. Packaging supplier Bob Mosher suggested using a family member's name. Thinking of what could be a good fit for the brand, O.D. arrived at the name of his 4-year-old granddaughter Debbie. Inspired by a photo of Debbie in play clothes and her favorite straw hat, he decided to use the name Little Debbie® and the image of her on the logo. Not until the first cartons were being printed did Debbie's parents, Ellsworth and Sharon McKee, discover that their daughter was the namesake of the new brand.

3 days ago

Updated 6 hours 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.

6 days ago

Updated 12 hours 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...

14 hours ago

Belding Elementary has suffered a great loss of life.

Belding Elementary has suffered a great loss of life.

Shelly Cripe-Magnus was a 6th grade math teacher at Belding Elementary. She will be leaving behind 3 beautiful young girls that are still in school. Those girls and her husband need your emotional support through this difficult time. She died from Breast Cancer.

Please send thoughts, prayers, cards, and condolences to her family.

Below is an excerpt from Mrs. Heather Smith Yutzy (Principle of Belding Elementary form the Belding Elementary's Facebook...

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Belding Elementary has suffered a great loss of life.

Shelly Cripe-Magnus was a 6th grade math teacher at Belding Elementary. She will be leaving behind 3 beautiful young girls that are still in school. Those girls and her husband need your emotional support through this difficult time. She died from Breast Cancer.

Please send thoughts, prayers, cards, and condolences to her family.

Below is an excerpt from Mrs. Heather Smith Yutzy (Principle of Belding Elementary form the Belding Elementary's Facebook page.
"""Dear Parents/ Guardians and Community Members,
It is with deep sadness that we inform you about a recent loss to our school community. On Saturday, October 14 at a little after 11 am, Mrs. Shelly Magnus, a valued teacher at Belding Elementary, passed away.
Our thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time. Please join with Belding Staff in our commitment to support our students and the Magnus family during this time of loss.
This loss is sure to raise many emotions, concerns and questions for the entire school, especially our staff and students. Next week we will have a number of counselors at the school to provide grief counseling and support to students and staff. These individuals will be in the building to assist our school community.
Information about the services will be made available as soon as we have it. There will be a family funeral in Indiana first, and sometime later a Chicago celebration of her life at the Irish American Heritage Center.
If your child wishes to attend, we strongly encourage you to accompany him or her to the service. If you or your children wish to send a condolence card to the family you may send it to the school and we will ensure the family receives these.
We are saddened by this loss and will do everything we can to help you and your student."""
4257 N. Tripp Ave.
Chicago, IL 60641
Phone: (773) 534-3590
Fax: (773) 534-3598

Thank you,
A Grieving Parent of Belding.

4 days ago

Updated 31 hours 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.

4 days ago

Updated 32 hours ago

Anybody have a great pediatrician and OBGYN (and hospital) they would recommend?

I'm looking for a great OBGYN and a good hospital to have my baby at. (I've looked at the hospital reviews and because of them I'm kind of wanting to have my baby in another state at this point.) Please help! I also haven't been able to find a pediatrician or OB with great reviews who is nearby. I'd prefer someone close but am willing to go downtown too. Thank you so much for recommendations! I really appreciate it 😊

  • emyjane Portage Park homeowner

    I’ve had two with NorthShore and had great experiences both times. I went to one appointment at Swedish Covenant and never returned, so I can’t compare much, but other Moms I’ve talked with about it, I’ve had much better experiences. Their app gives you email access to the Dr or...

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    I’ve had two with NorthShore and had great experiences both times. I went to one appointment at Swedish Covenant and never returned, so I can’t compare much, but other Moms I’ve talked with about it, I’ve had much better experiences. Their app gives you email access to the Dr or Nurse for questions, and they almost always respond in 4 hours or less, frequently 2 hours or less. Delivery experiences were great both times. I had one nurse I wasn’t a fan of, but out of two entire deliveries, I’ll call that pretty good (and I was probably crabby.)

    There’s an OB and Ped office on Touhy and babies are delivered at Evanston Hospital. Ped recommendation is Amanda Britt, OB is the office on Touhy (Drs are Jones, Thorpe, Conte, Horowitz, Muresan, all great.) I know there are closer options, but if you have a car, the care you receive is worth it!

    Good luck!

  • Prentice women's hospital with Northwestern Memorial. Choose a pediatrician from Lurie Children's Hospital (formerly Children's Memorial).

  • Thanks so much, I'll definitely check those out!! I had one appointment with Swedish Covenant and wasn't very impressed.

Oct 09

Updated 43 hours 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

Updated 2 days ago

Alderman Sposato's resignation from Democratic Committeeman

I read that Alderman Sposato stepped down from his elected position as Democratic Committeeman. He said he is the most conservative member in the city council. I missed the entire article that maybe explains why he quit and what he means by his statement. Can anyone fill us in as to why he quit and what his reasons were?

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Boarded up apartment bldg on 3700 Central?

Does anyone know what gives with the boarded up apartments on 3700 (ish) Central. Looks like a gut to condo and they're waiting for all tenant leases to expire? Been this way for a long while now and is not a pretty sight.

  • If you are referring to the one on Byron/Central, it is a huge eyesore. I believe former slumlord had a ton of code violations that where tied up in court and never corrected and then home was foreclosed. Now it sits there as an eyesore. Hoping some developer buys it up and turns it into a nice rehab.

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

St Pascal Haunted House Police and Ambulance

9:30 Friday night, police and ambulance outside the haunted house. Anyone know what happened?

3 days ago

Updated 2 days 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!

  • Larry P. From LP COLORS.
    Professional, responsible and lives in the neighborhood.
    ‭(773) 829-5719‬

  • 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.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Fireworks near Laramie and Byron

Does anyone know who continues to light these things? This has gone on since spring and it is beyond annoying and my dog freaks out forever.

  • My dog gets scared with Thunder, fireworks, etc,. I’m just thankful they are not gun shots!

3 days ago

PPNA October Public Meeting: Canceled due to Jefferson Park Transit Center Meeting

PPNA Public Meetings are usually held on the third Monday of each month. Because our October Public Meeting date falls on the same date as a meeting to gather input on the redesign of the Jefferson Park Transit Center, we are canceling our public meeting and encouraging all residents to attend that meeting instead as the transit center is an important asset to the Northwest Side. The meeting details are as follows:

Jefferson Park Transit Center Community Meeting
Monday, October 16, 2017
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Copernicus Center Annex @5214 W. Lawrence Ave.

We hope to see you there!

Oct 07

Updated 5 days ago

Entire block of street lights out on Warwick - Long to Lindner.

Was there some electrical work being done near the 5400 block of Warwick? The entire street is pitch black at night. I reported 4 days ago and nothing. Not cool!!

  • PortageRules Love Portage Park!

    It is. The alley light behind 5412 is still out. But, that light might require more work as the kids who congregate around there like to randomly throw rocks and they may have hit it like they did my house recently.

  • It’s a different request for an alley light out. I can submit it if you need help

5 days ago

Found dog

I'm not the finder, just sharing to get this dog back home.

Oct 08

Updated 5 days ago

Mental Health Therapy Friendly Office Space in the area?

Hello,

I was wondering if anyone had suggestions of available rental space for a mental health therapy office in the Old Irving park, Kilbourn park, Irving Park, and Portage Park areas. I am more than happy to sublet from existing practices. I am hoping to find an office suitable for individual and family therapy, and it would be amazing to find a group therapy space as well.

Thank you so much for your time.

  • Weebis SWCC Vet. (Ret.)

    Thanks Mute. I was just curious. The place has sort of a mysterious aura.

  • Even my explanation has a mysterious aura. Due to privacy laws its hard to exactly say what kind of patients are getting treatment there bit that's what I could dig up.

Oct 02

Updated 6 days ago

Cat Sitter

My current cat sitter is having health issues and is not available.
Does any one have a reliable service that they would recommend? Thanks

  • smartypants Be Nice

    Our friends have used April for both their dog and their cat for many years. Very satisfied.

  • Thanks smarty! Who are your friends? Shoot me a message if you want to be private! Or keep it secret..I'm curious who says good things about me to their friends! How nice!

Oct 08

Updated Oct 09

    Skip Haynes, who wrote Chicago anthem 'Lake Shore Drive,' dead at 71
    Skip Haynes, who wrote the Chicago anthem "Lake Shore Drive," died of cancer Monday in California. Mr. Haynes, 71, had been the last surviving member of Aliotta, Haynes and Jeremiah, whose performance of the jingly-jangly early 1970s song became a hardy perennial of radio.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com

Oct 08

Found a puppy Chihuahua

Hello, i found a puppy Chihuahua black with white paws today at 11:30am on the intersection of Long and Addison. I will contact Lost dogs Illinois but i was hoping to find the owner faster if i will post here too.

Oct 06

Updated Oct 08

Caught Man casing my house

Drove up to my house on block of 4900 W Warwick to see a young man walking down the side of my house. He was wearing a gray sweatshirt with hood on "Kenny from South Park" style so face was not visible. I asked what is he doing and he shrugged me off and started walking fast around the corner. Noticed my back gate from alley wide open as well as side gate. Ran to chase and get picture but be had disappeared. Be on watch and keep windows locked. My back window was wide open and if hadn't came home, he probably would have broken in.

Oct 08

Oct 08

Oct 04

Updated Oct 06

Incident in alley@ 10:20 pm

In the alley between Roscoe in Henderson an SUV with at least two guys in it and one guy walking with a girl his arms around her I heard the girl screaming called 911 the cops came the SUV went down through the alley it's a dead end and I seen the guys jump out of the car, and jump a fence by the train tracks, does anyone know what happened?

  • Checked the scanner. Call came in around 10:20 for battery in progress in the alley 4300 block of Roscoe. When cops showed up everyone was gone

  • Thank you for calling 911. Too many people ignore these sorts of things and/or assume someone else is calling.

  • Weebis SWCC Vet. (Ret.)

    But remember the politicians and their lapdogs in the local msm tell us all the time that "Crime is down."

    Take the red pill people. Listen to the police scanner frequencies for the 16th and 17th Districts. Crime in the area is omnipresent.

Aug 31

Updated Oct 06

Texas Corral

Passed by yesterday and it appears there is a building permit posted on the door
Anyone know what might be going here next

  • People are so excited for this...I don't get it.

  • I wouldn't say I'm excited but living in Chicago all my life I've only been to a culvers once. When I travelled to Wisconsin. I would have liked a steak n shake better but there's always Jeff's red hots on cicero

Oct 05

Updated Oct 06

Parking spot rental

I need to park my work van in a garage or a lot. If anyone has any ideas or has a spot to rent me please message me. Im will to pay up to 60 dollars a month. I live off irving park rd and laramie....thanks

  • I doubt you’ll find anything for less than $100

  • MomX4 We've lived in Portage Park a long time.

    Call Our Lady of Victory 773-286-2950

  • I used to rent a spot in Portage park for $50 in a garage 5 years ago.

Oct 05

Updated Oct 06

Update: Pedestrian refuge islands removed from 6 Corners to be rebuilt

Update: Chicago Transportation Department says the islands were impeding traffic the way they were initially installed. Construction of new islands is expected start next week. http://nadignewspapers.com/2017/10/04/pedestrian-refuge-islands-at-6-corners-removed-after-recently-being-installed/

  • Nice - so my main question is, who's paying for this? Is this coming out of the Alderman's budget or the city budget? With as much oversight and permitting and inspections required to do anything in this city, it just boggles the mind how this can happen. SMH....

  • Depends on who’s fault it was for being incorrectly installed

Oct 04

Updated Oct 06

Electronics recycling

I'm sure I missed any event lately to bring some old electronics to be recycled...Any coming up in the near futre?

Oct 06

Oct 06

Oct 02

Updated Oct 06

Please pick up your dogs' mess

Whoever is walking their (small by the size of the poop) dog in the alley behind the 5200 block of Dakin, please PICK UP THE POOP! I almost stepped in the mess left by my garbage cans this morning.

  • Hey cubshawksbears... 💋

  • Weebis SWCC Vet. (Ret.)

    This ward has some of the dumbest dog owners in the planet. I know that's hyperbole, but quite close to the mark.

Oct 04

Oct 03

Cook County Towing/Avondale Collision - Open Meeting at City Hall

Neighbors - we've all complained now we must insist the City follow through! Please attend an open meeting at City Hall, 121 N LaSalle, room 805 on Thurs, Oct 5, 10 AM.

The purpose of this meeting is to address the numerous complaints of reckless driving, aggressive behavior, noise at all hours of the day and night, misuse of the lot at Keeler & Milwaukee in accordance with zoning, and overall "junkyard" state of the property occupied by these businesses.

Please attend. Please bring your neighbors. Please call the alderman's office, and more importantly 911 when you see issues happening in real time.

We deserve respectful neighbors in our community and these businesses are infringing on our safety.

Sep 30

Updated Oct 03

Cicero Pedestrian Islands GONE?

After installing the pedestrian islands on Cicero south of Irving, and then installing signage, they all appear to be leveled and paved over today. What gives? They weren't the most attractive islands, but they were useful. And how wasteful of time, resources, and money to remove them after only a month or so? What gives?

  • So that means they are going to dig up the street right before winter and leave it in poor condition until the spring.

  • Norrin, since you seem to get so much info from Arena, can you ask him what's going on with the big crater on the corner? I asked the DNAinfo reporter but he said he can't get an answer. How longer are we looking at that eyesore? Thank you.

Oct 01

Updated Oct 03

Free Composter

I have a composter I do not need. I have put it in the alley behind my house. My address is 6119 W Dakin St. If you want it come grab it. First come first serve.

Oct 01

Updated Oct 02

Dog on 4700 block of Grace barks all night long!

Does this bother anyone else? Is the dog ok? Please, how can I help stop the constant barking from 10:00-1:30 or later every night???

  • cheesecake chick i want to be the person my dog thinks i am

    try an air horn outside their bedroom window late at night when dog is barking and they're ignoring.it.

  • smartypants Be Nice

    Agree with VF. Even if done anonymously via a note, please try for civility first. Then move on to a less neighborly approach.

Sep 28

Updated Oct 02

Cat found!!!!!

Thanks so much for the response -we found our dear Bob late last night sure enough a black and a half away

Sep 26

Updated Oct 02

First they came for my neighbor, and I did not speak out -Wake up Portage Pk; it's not just Jeff Pk

Arena wanted to expand the plan’s boundaries farther north, to include Jefferson Park and Portage Park. Burnett didn’t want to complicate the issue.
“When I’m dealing with developers who bring belligerence to the table and find every single way to get around doing affordable units on site … why wouldn’t you give us a hand in fighting that fight when you have the legal defensible position to do it in this case?” Arena asked.

http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/emanuels-affordable-housing-pilot-plan-clears-key-committee-hurdle/

    Emanuel's affordable housing pilot plan clears key committee hurdle
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to create affordable housing in gentrifying neighborhoods - on the Near North and Near West Sides and along the Milwaukee Avenue corridor - cleared a key hurdle Monday, despite fears that rents are too high for families to afford and the area covered is too small.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com
  • Weebis SWCC Vet. (Ret.)

    Danny, that will be easy, since I don't own either one of those pins.

  • Who wears pins? Oh wait Richard Spencer does but even he doesn't wear a confederate or swastika one.

Sep 29

Updated Sep 30

Anyone hear gun shots around Montrose/Central this morning around 4:30AM?

Maybe I was dreaming? I live West of Central/Sunnyside and thought I heard, Pop, pop, pop but ??? Hard to say which direction but seemed like it was toward Portage Park.

Sep 30

September 29, 2017 Update

The 5700-block of West Waveland at 10:00 am September 8;

The 5800-block of West Berenice between 10:45 pm September 22 and 9:30 am September 23; and

This article has 50 other Chicago locations (Show)

Looking for a new twist on a fall festival? Join Simon Tacos Inc, 4623 N. Milwaukee, for their first Fall Taco Festival on October 1, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm!

As of Friday, September 29, the red light cameras at Milwaukee & Central and Foster & Northwest Highway are activated as mandated by the Chicago Department of Transportation. The...

As of Friday, September 29, the red light cameras at Milwaukee & Central and Foster & Northwest Highway are activated as mandated by the Chicago Department of Transportation. The city will not begin...

...in side impact crashes was what lead to the removal of the camera at at Foster and Elston in 2014...

...Park Master Plan community meeting Monday, October 16, at 6 pm at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence...

The 5100-block of West Melrose between 7:30 am and 5:45 pm September 6;

The 4900-block of West Waveland between 6:30 pm September 10 and 6:40 pm September 14;

The 5100-block of West Byron between 9:30 am and 3:00 pm September 16;

The 6000-block of West Byron at 6:19 am September 23.

Eat, drink, and be scary during the Gladstone Park Neighborhood Association and Gladstone Park Chamber of Commerce’s Halloween Party on Thursday, October 19, from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Garage Bar, 6154 N. Milwaukee.

From 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on October 14 &15 at Fort Knox Studios/2112, 4245 N. Knox;

From 9:00 am to 5:00 pm October 14 and from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm October 15 at Lake Effect Brewing Company, 4727 W. Montrose, Suite C;

From 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on October 14 at the Muslim Community Center (Rivoli Theater), 4380 N. Elston;

From 9:00 am to 4:00 pm October 14 and from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm October 15 at Our Lady of Victory Roman Catholic Church, 5212 W. Agatite;

From 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on October 14 & 15 at the Portage Lofts Art Center, 4141 N. Milwaukee; and

From 9:00 am to 2:00 pm October 14 and from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm October 15 at the Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee.

Tap, 3932 W. Irving Park Road. The meeting will be in the Independence Park Fieldhouse, 3945 N. Springfield.

Tap, 3932 W. Irving Park Road. The meeting will be in the Independence Park Fieldhouse, 3945 N. Springfield.

Coats can be dropped off at the Pantry, 3801 N. Keeler, during operating hours (Wednesday 9 am to noon and on October 10 from 6 pm...

...pm to 7:30 pm). Additional drop off locations include Disney II Magnet Elementary school (3815 N. Kedvale), Old Irving Brewing (4419 W. Montrose); and the Linnemyer front porch at 3822 N. Tripp...

...drop off locations include Disney II Magnet Elementary school (3815 N. Kedvale), Old Irving Brewing (4419 W. Montrose); and the Linnemyer front porch at 3822 N. Tripp...

...3815 N. Kedvale), Old Irving Brewing (4419 W. Montrose); and the Linnemyer front porch at 3822 N. Tripp...

Celebrate ten years of exceptional theater at the Filament during their Tenth Anniversary Benefit. The event will take place on Saturday, October 7, at 7:30 pm at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee.

The changes include bump-outs at Central & Giddings, Central & Leland, and Central & Ainslie. A designated bike lane will be installed from Goodman to Gunnison, and a shared lane from Lawrence to Montrose. Finally, right-turn-only lanes will be installed on Central on both sides of Lawrence.

The changes include bump-outs at Central & Giddings, Central & Leland, and Central & Ainslie. A designated bike lane will be installed from Goodman to Gunnison, and a shared lane from Lawrence to Montrose. Finally, right-turn-only lanes will be installed on Central on both sides of Lawrence.

Fri., Sept 29, 1113 Berwyn Gallery, 1113 W. Berwyn. Local artist Nicholas Conlon showcases his work in a pop-up art show titled All My Work for Nothing. More info: online.

Sun., Oct 1, 10 am-2 pm, Portage Park, 4100 N. Long.Vendors gather on the NW corner of Long and Irving Park to offer locally grown...

...am-2 pm, Portage Park, 4100 N. Long.Vendors gather on the NW corner of Long and Irving Park to offer locally grown produce, meats, dairy, baked goods, specialty items, prepared foods, and more...

Sun., Oct 1, 2 pm,Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding. The Irving Park Fine Arts Committee presents Jim Konsbruck and Tom Clippert Guitar Duo. Reception with artists follows concert. Free admissions, donations accepted. 

Tue., Oct 3, 10 am-3 pm, Marriott Chicago Midway Airport, 6520 S. Cicero. Learn about food and beverage employment opportunities at Midway during aJob Fair. Attendees will complete...

Wed., Oct 4, 10 am-1 pm, 6332 N. Northwest Hwy,While you’re grabbing your morning cup of joe, chat with your friendly neighborhood cop during the 16th District’s Coffee With a Cop. Free.

Fri., Oct 6, 8 pm, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner. St. John’s hosts Bernstein at 100: Songs of Love and Longing to celebrate the...

Sat., Oct 7, 10:30 am-2:30 pm, 1300 W. Jackson. Celebrate the Chicago Police Department’s service to the Chicago community during an Open House...

Sun., Oct 8, 9:30 am-1:30 pm,Jefferson Memorial Park, 4822 N. Long.Support your favorite vendors and purchase locally-grown food at the Jefferson Park Sunday Market. The market runs through October and offers a great selection. More info: online.Free to attend, cost of purchases apply. 

Mon., Oct 9, 7 pm,Basement of the Irving Park Baptist Church, 4401 W. Irving Park. Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during the Old Irving Park Association meeting. More info:online. Free.

Wed., Oct 11, 7 pm,Dunham Park, 4638 N. Melvina. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1622 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 16th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

Wed., Oct 11, 7 pm,Athletic Park Field House, 3546 W. Addison. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1732-1733 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

Thur., Oct 12, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005.The senior enrichment seminar series hosts anEverything You Should Know about Guardianshipseminar. RSVP: 312-603-9233. Free.

Fri., Oct 13, 9 am-7 pm, St. Cornelius Church Hall, 5430 W. Foster. The St. Cornelius Ladies Guild holds its annual Rummage Sale. Low prices and $5 bag sale.

Fri., Oct 13, 7-10 pm, St. Viator Recreation Center, 2nd Floor, 3644 N. Kedvale. Get in the Halloween spirit during St. Viator’sStairway to Insanity Haunted House. Intended for mature audiences.$10. 

Sat., Oct 14, 7 pm,St. John’s, 4939 W. Montrose. Exercise your brain during St. John Lutheran’sTrivia Night. Cash prize for first place. More info: email organizers or 773-736-1196.$17/person; $170/table of 10.

Sat., Oct 14, 7:30 pm, St. Robert Bellarmine, Kernaghan Hall, 4646 N. Austin. St. Robert Bellarmine Parents’ Association hosts its first Bingo Blast of the school year. Doors open at 6, games start at 7:30. 21+. $20 for 14 games, 12 cards each game.

Tue., Oct 17, 11 am,11 am, 17th District Police Station, Community Room, 4650 N. Pulaski.Meet officers and receive helpful resources during aSenior Citizens’ Meeting. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Tue., Oct 17, 1 pm,16th District Police Station, Community Room, 5151 N. Milwaukee.Meet officers and receive helpful resources during the Monthly Senior Meeting. Special guests and win fun prizes during Bingo! More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

Tue., Oct 17, 7 pm,Latvian Community Center, 4146 N. Elston. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during the West Walker Civic Association general meeting.Free.

Thur., Oct 19, 5-8 pm, Irish American Heritage Center, Erin Room, 4626 N. Knox. Minton-Regan Properties is hosting a Seniors in Transition event. An abundance of resources will be available to educate and enhance the life of seniors and their children. Appetizers and drinks served. Free.

Thur., Oct 19, 7 pm,Anemone Floral Design, 5483 N. Northwest Hwy. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during the Jefferson Park Forwardmonthly meeting. More info: online.Free.

Wed., Oct 25, 7 pm,Basement Auditorium of the Congregational Church, 5320 W. Giddings. Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during the Jefferson Park Neighborhood Associationmeeting. Free.

Thur., Oct 26, 7 pm,St. Bartholomew Church, Krueger Hall, 4910 W. Addison. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1634 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 16th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free. 

Sat., Oct 28, 4-6 pm, Belding Elementary, 4257 N. Tripp. Join in on the fun during theBelding Fall Fun Fair. DJ, costume party, prizes, and a bouncy house obstacle course.Donations Accepted. 

    September 29, 2017 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Looking for a new twist on a fall festival? Join Simon Tacos Inc, 4623 N. Milwaukee, for their first Fall Taco Festival on October 1, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm! They will be serving up live music, tacos, and fresh pumpkin flan. This is the perfect way to greet the Autumn season.
    http://ward45.org

Sep 29

Free Flagstones

I pulled some flag stones out of my back yard. Any body who wants them can have them. They are in the alley behind my house at 6119 W Dakin St.

Sep 29

Sunshine Activity Center

We were sad to read in the Nadig News that Sunshine Activity Center, a respite program in Portage Park that serves developmentally disabled adults, lost its state funding and will have to close its doors. We were unaware of this and contacted the center to ask if PPNA could help raise awareness of the good work they do and funds to stay open but it does not seem likely that anything can save the center. Center director Diane Gunaka used...

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We were sad to read in the Nadig News that Sunshine Activity Center, a respite program in Portage Park that serves developmentally disabled adults, lost its state funding and will have to close its doors. We were unaware of this and contacted the center to ask if PPNA could help raise awareness of the good work they do and funds to stay open but it does not seem likely that anything can save the center. Center director Diane Gunaka used her own money to found the center 32 years ago along with Linda Williamson and we would like to thank them and all the employees at Sunshine for providing this very important service to the community for so many years. The center does have outstanding debts, including payroll, so please consider making a donation.

https://www.gofundme.com/save-sunshine-center

    Click here to support Save Sunshine Center! organized by Linda Williamson
    Since 1985 Sunshine Activity Center has provided high quality programming for hundreds of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through daily activities that help introduce and develop important life skills. Here at Sunshine, we firmly believe that our program is the key to hap...
    https://www.gofundme.com

Sep 29

Crafters/Vendors wanted!

Friends of Portage Park is looking for vendors for the first annual holiday craft fair to be held in conjunction with the annual tree lighting, Saturday December 9th 2017. The craft fair is from 10am-4pm and the tree lighting and festivities run from 3:30-5:30. Interested crafters can find an application at: http://friendsofportagepark.org/holiday-craft-fair1

Looking forward to seeing all the amazing goodies!!!

    friendsofportagepark.org
    Friends of Portage Park is looking for HAND made items for our first holiday craft fair. The spirit of the season will abound between vendors set up inside multiple buildings, and the excitement of the tree lighting, music, hot cocoa, and carriage rides later in the day. Be part of something special.
    http://friendsofportagepark.org

Sep 28

Updated Sep 29

Seeking Contractor: Window Capping

Seeking a contractor to cap exterior windows on 2-story Georgian - any referrals or reccommendations?

Near Belmont Heights neighborhood.

  • I wouldn't do capping. Eventually, the seal will loosen, and water will get inside and rot out the wood, and you will not know because the capping is hiding it.

  • Mark 60634 Foundation crack repair pro

    My guys would do the capping. If it's white or brown price would be $85 per window including materials such as aluminum and caulk.

Sep 17

Updated Sep 29

Two broken legs, abandoned by owner

I normally do only cat rescue but, on my way home from PAWS Intake on 26th Street, I came across a dog who had been hit by a car. I couldn't just drive past.

Please check out the story and help support my fundraiser by donating and/or by sharing to your social networks:

https://www.gofundme.com/DiamondDogChicago

    Click here to support Two broken legs, abandoned by owner organized by Joann Seastrom
    Diamond suffered two broken back legs after being hit by a car on Friday 8/18. The driver slowed down to see what he hit, but he did not stop. The dog laid on the side of the road unable to move. A group of young men hovered over her, discussing what to do.
    https://www.gofundme.com
  • Weebis SWCC Vet. (Ret.)

    Great job Cat Wrangler!

  • Really GREAT to see her walking and looking so happy, safe, and content with life. Can't thank you enough for stepping-in to help her!

Sep 28

Sep 13

Updated Sep 28

Martini Club?

Hi, recent addition to Portage Park here! Does anyone know the scoop on Martini Club on Irving Park? It seems to be closed, but then I saw it was open the other night. Is it really, as the name implies, a martini club?

  • Is the new mikes any good? Do they have food?

  • The new Mike's? If you're talking about the bar at 5134 W Irving, though the Mike's sign is out front, the bar is actually called Margaret's. And yeah, they serve grub.

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