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41 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

No thanks for these folks

Thanksgiving Day at about 11:30AM, I was walking our small poodle mix dog by Oriole Park, grateful that our dog had survived an attack by an unleashed German Sheperd, in October. I spot two irresponsible dog owners playing fetch with their dog which was the
Same situation that lead to the attack on my dog & myself.
Apparently, they did not read the new park postings re. Unleashed dogs in the park. Or as one neighbor previously pointed out, they think city odinances don't apply to them.

Its our business because we're the ones who get hurt, due to their arrogance.

  • Brushman4 Serving the best since "53"

    Hang em high!

  • TDawg54 Resident of Old Norwood

    Unfortunate choice of words here, but this is another law with no 'teeth' in it. It's a low priority item, apparently, to patrol parks and on days when staff is not present it's problematic on how to approach this. Approaching folks when you're alone in the park with your dog is not the best route to take.

    It is frustrating and aggravating, but your neighbor is right on: apparently many people feel that a sign doesn't apply to them.

  • It is difficult to enforce the ordinance. Even when police are called, violators usually leave the scene before they come around.
    Violators seem to count on having an uncontrolled dog to scare off anyone who might try to complain.

2 days ago

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Chicago's best cheeseburgers, margaritas & gumbo to enjoy before seeing Escape to Margaritaville

Big Jones, in the Andersonville neighborhood at 5347 N Clark St (btwn W Summerdale Ave & W Balmoral Ave)--get the Gumbo Ya-Ya and Luella's Southern Kitchen in Lincoln Square at 4609 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. Both are neighborhood restaurants so allow plenty of time to get to the theater.

This article has 11 other Chicago locations (Show)

Long time favorite, since 1985, and convenient to the theater is Heaven on Seven (111 N. Wabash on the 7th floor of the Garland Building). The Gumbo is authentic and a bargain...

Big Jones, in the Andersonville neighborhood at 5347 N Clark St (btwn W Summerdale Ave & W Balmoral Ave)--get the Gumbo Ya-Ya and Luella's Southern Kitchen in Lincoln Square at 4609 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. Both are neighborhood restaurants so allow plenty of time to get to the theater.

Big Jones, in the Andersonville neighborhood at 5347 N Clark St (btwn W Summerdale Ave & W Balmoral Ave)--get the Gumbo Ya-Ya and Luella's Southern Kitchen in Lincoln Square at 4609 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. Both are neighborhood restaurants so allow plenty of time to get to the theater.

...Chicago's iconic Billy Goat (5 locations in Chicago--go to the subterranean one at 430 N. Michigan) to get your burger fix. Established in 1934 in a different location, the historic Billy...

Another popular choice and longtime Chicago favorite is R.J.Grunts (2056 Lincoln Park West). This "Lettuce Entertain You" spot has been going strong since 1971. It has an extensive...

...several miles from the theater in the Lincoln Park neighborhood across from Lincoln Park Conservatory (2391 N Stockton Dr.)--where you may want to stop by before dinner to bask under their palm trees...

A little more upscale and closer to the theater, you'll find Au Cheval at 800 W. Randolph St. (312-929-4580). Voted the best burger in the U.S. by none other than...

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville on Navy Pier (700 E. Grand) is the real deal with a huge selection of margarita's and other drinks taken...

...to thirsty visitors. The two restaurants sit side by side sharing the same door at 445 N. Clark, about a 1/2 mile from the theater. You'll need reservations 312 661 1434...

If you're looking for a neighborhood joint, put Big Star in Bucktown (1531 N. Damen) at the top of your list for their insane margaritas and some of the best...

...margaritas, keeping it simple is often the best course of action. River North's Mercadito (108 W Kinzie St.)  offers a variety of margaritas, most of which are mixed with unexpected ingredients like cumin...

    Chicago's best cheeseburgers, margaritas & gumbo to enjoy before seeing Escape to Margaritaville
    "Escape to Margaritaville," the musical slated for Broadway is packing the parrotheads and other fun loving types in at its 3-week pre-Broadway run at Chicago's Oriental Theater. The show which is pure fun immerses the audience in a tropical island paradise with the sounds of 27 of Jimmy Buffett's classic hits as the backdrop for three...
    http://www.chicagonow.com

  • Mute Mute Me

    Garcias best margarita

  • DailyLooker 25yrs in Wicker Park

    ".. looking for a neighborhood joint, put Big Star in Bucktown ...", they were a big hand at shutting down North Avenue Day Care after 100 years across the street.

  • Mute Mute Me

    Any place that gets rid of a daycare gets my business!

3 days ago

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

New dog walker safety signs - Thanks

This morning while walking our dog in Oriole Park, I noticed some new signage
In the newly constructed wooden kiosk by the playground, off of Oriole & Gregory.
I was surprised and pleased that the two signs dealt with continuing problem of
owners not keeping their dogs leashed while using the park.

Early in Oct. , our dog & I were attacked by an unleashed dog. We raised our
concerns with the park district, the alderman & the police. Last...

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This morning while walking our dog in Oriole Park, I noticed some new signage
In the newly constructed wooden kiosk by the playground, off of Oriole & Gregory.
I was surprised and pleased that the two signs dealt with continuing problem of
owners not keeping their dogs leashed while using the park.

Early in Oct. , our dog & I were attacked by an unleashed dog. We raised our
concerns with the park district, the alderman & the police. Last week we attended
a police CAPS meeting that had this issue on the agenda.

Hopefully, the appearance of the new signs, is a result of the issue being taken
seriously. Thanks to those responsible !! Hope that our neighbors & fellow dog
owners will do the same.

  • Brushman4 Serving the best since "53"

    People who don't leash their dogs if caught should be put in a cage along with their dog and a pit bull!

  • PennyPenguin Chillin' out on EB

    That is excessive force and is frowned upon.

  • Brushman4 Serving the best since "53"

    Why is it excessive?

3 days ago

Chicago's best cheeseburgers, margaritas & gumbo to enjoy before seeing Escape to Margaritaville

Big Jones, in the Andersonville neighborhood at 5347 N Clark St (btwn W Summerdale Ave & W Balmoral Ave)--get the Gumbo Ya-Ya and Luella's Southern Kitchen in Lincoln Square at 4609 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. Both are neighborhood restaurants so allow plenty of time to get to the theater.

This article has 11 other Chicago locations (Show)

Long time favorite, since 1985, and convenient to the theater is Heaven on Seven (111 N. Wabash on the 7th floor of the Garland Building). The Gumbo is authentic and a bargain...

Big Jones, in the Andersonville neighborhood at 5347 N Clark St (btwn W Summerdale Ave & W Balmoral Ave)--get the Gumbo Ya-Ya and Luella's Southern Kitchen in Lincoln Square at 4609 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. Both are neighborhood restaurants so allow plenty of time to get to the theater.

Big Jones, in the Andersonville neighborhood at 5347 N Clark St (btwn W Summerdale Ave & W Balmoral Ave)--get the Gumbo Ya-Ya and Luella's Southern Kitchen in Lincoln Square at 4609 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. Both are neighborhood restaurants so allow plenty of time to get to the theater.

...Chicago's iconic Billy Goat (5 locations in Chicago--go to the subterranean one at 430 N. Michigan) to get your burger fix. Established in 1934 in a different location, the historic Billy...

Another popular choice and longtime Chicago favorite is R.J.Grunts (2056 Lincoln Park West). This "Lettuce Entertain You" spot has been going strong since 1971. It has an extensive...

...several miles from the theater in the Lincoln Park neighborhood across from Lincoln Park Conservatory (2391 N Stockton Dr.)--where you may want to stop by before dinner to bask under their palm trees...

A little more upscale and closer to the theater, you'll find Au Cheval at 800 W. Randolph St. (312-929-4580). Voted the best burger in the U.S. by none other than...

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville on Navy Pier (700 E. Grand) is the real deal with a huge selection of margarita's and other drinks taken...

...to thirsty visitors. The two restaurants sit side by side sharing the same door at 445 N. Clark, about a 1/2 mile from the theater. You'll need reservations 312 661 1434...

If you're looking for a neighborhood joint, put Big Star in Bucktown (1531 N. Damen) at the top of your list for their insane margaritas and some of the best...

...margaritas, keeping it simple is often the best course of action. River North's Mercadito (108 W Kinzie St.)  offers a variety of margaritas, most of which are mixed with unexpected ingredients like cumin...

5 days ago

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    TWO STORY ADDITION TO EXISTING TWO STORY SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE AND REPLACEMENT OF EXISTING DECK AND STAIRS AS PER PLANS**CERTIFIED CORRECTIONS- - SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS & AUDIT **

    5306 N. Oconto Ave. Issued November 14, 2017 Comment

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Updated Nov 04

Doctor recommendation

Looking for doctor, preferably out of Lutheran General who takes HMO. A Basic internist who has good bedside manner and knowledgeable. I am type 1 diabetic and my husband has high blood pressure. Any suggestions?

  • I would recommend Dr Benedict Ciszek at Presence Medical Group, 7447 West Talcott Av,. Suite 121, 773-990-3900. He was at LGH, but moved to Res and brought with him most of the doctors that were in his group there. My wife also has high blood pressure and I am in remission from leukemia.

  • Josephine Portage/Jeff park

    Thank you very much!

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Just moved in, have referrals

We just moved into Oriole Park and wanted to share great companies we've worked with in preparing our new home.

Movers: Golan's
Painters: Bernard Finnegan, LLC
Appliance Delivery/Haul Away: Costco

Oct 21

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    PROPOSED HVAC AND STRUCTURAL REVISIONS ONLY TO A RESTAURANT PERMITTED UNDER A PREVIOUS APPLICATION # 100694700.(CONDITIONAL PERMIT SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS)

    5454 N. Harlem Ave. Issued October 19, 2017 Comment

Oct 19

Updated Oct 20

Child care

I am looking for a good quality child care place for my 3 year old. Can you recommend any near 60631?

  • gotts1 Block Party Planner

    Children's Campus on Touhy is the BEST and very reasonable compared to other places in our neighborhood.

  • Thank you

  • St Monica has pre 3 and now an even younger program. Same cost or less than daycare

Oct 20

Oct 17

Robbery

In the block of 5400 N. Oconto Ave attempted robbery of belongings in someone's car. Be on the look out in the morning they can hide in bushes and steal your phone or purse. According to my neighbor they have a get away car. Since we're so close to the highway and train station its an easy target.

Oct 17

Oct 12

Alderman Anthony Napolitano added 6 new photo...

...Alyssa and Patrick from Norwood Park Chamber! Stop in and see Joe and the crew! 7148 Higgins Chicago Il 60656 #EatDrinkShopLocal41 Edgebrook Chamber Edison Park Chamber of Commerce Edison Park


Oct 04

Updated Oct 10

Dog Attack in Oriole Park

I want to alert users of Oriole Park that our small poodle mix dog and I, were
attacked and bitten by a large German Shepard that was not on a leash, on
Tuesday October 3 at around 11:15AM.

The owner was playing ball toss & return with his dog. We were nearby along
the walkway when suddenly the dog made a beeline straight for our dog and
myself.I tried to pick our dog up but the big dog was on...

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I want to alert users of Oriole Park that our small poodle mix dog and I, were
attacked and bitten by a large German Shepard that was not on a leash, on
Tuesday October 3 at around 11:15AM.

The owner was playing ball toss & return with his dog. We were nearby along
the walkway when suddenly the dog made a beeline straight for our dog and
myself.I tried to pick our dog up but the big dog was on us in seconds and had
our dogs back end in his mouth. During the struggle the dog also bit me on the
left leg. It only released our dog when the owner came over and smacked his
dog with the ball tosser. Both our dog and I needed medical attention.

Such incidents can be completely avoided if dog owners, especially of large
breeds, would obey the posted law by keeping their dogs on leashes while in
the park. Nearby forests preserves are more appropriate for exercising their
dogs.

  • Mute Mute Me

    Ask your mailperson if they know which house in the area has a shepherd. Mail people usually know which houses have which dogs.

    Also as a dog walker for the last 12 years and lots of experience with dogs who bite..it was my understanding the idea that someone can force...

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    Ask your mailperson if they know which house in the area has a shepherd. Mail people usually know which houses have which dogs.

    Also as a dog walker for the last 12 years and lots of experience with dogs who bite..it was my understanding the idea that someone can force the euthanasia of a dog was untrue. I was told when I volunteered for animal control they could force an owner to buy an insurance policy. Have a 6 ft fence and muzzle the dog. Have laws changed?

    Also I have been arrested for assault w a deadly weapon when a woman in my building did not like me using OUR backyard with my dog. She lied and said I "sicked" my leashed dog on her. She even said the dog was leashed! And I was still arrested. So I'm not sure about her saying her dog would attack your dog but apparently if you did that to a person that is assault. And can be arrested for that.

  • If you or your dog are bitten by an unleashed dog, make sure that a police report actually gets filed and sent to Animal Care and Control. Following up with both parties can't proceed without the proper filing of the police report.

    We are encountering that situation now. It has...

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    If you or your dog are bitten by an unleashed dog, make sure that a police report actually gets filed and sent to Animal Care and Control. Following up with both parties can't proceed without the proper filing of the police report.

    We are encountering that situation now. It has been a week since the bite incident. A police officer came by the house that day and appeared to be filling out "the green card" bite report. I have spoken with staff at Animal care & Control twice. They say that they have not received any report for our incident.

    I'm not sure how to proceed. Can we try to have a proper report filed now ?
    Looking back, it might have been better to have the hospital emergency room staff
    do the filing of the report.

Oct 04

Updated Oct 10

Recycling Cans

Two groups of people, hours apart, walked down the alley today in the 6000 block of Waveland and stopped at my fence, talking. Both groups opened my blue can and looked inside, then walked away. Has anyone else seen this? I'm curious as to what they may have been looking for.

  • I bag my metal cans for the pickers as well. It's little effort for me and easier for them. It still gets recycled.

  • Thanks everyone, for your responses. If it had been one or two people each time, I might think they were looking for cans, but these were groups, as in six or seven people. I'll probably never know.

Oct 08

Chicago concerts: Not much down time this week

   Dean Milano presents his program, The Chicago Music Scene of the '60's and '70's, at Mather's Lifeways Cafe, 7134 W. Higgins Rd, Norwood Park. 3:30 PM.

This article has 6 other Chicago locations (Show)

   Robinlee Garber hosts an open mic to benefit Puerto Rico at Fuller's Pub, 3203 W. Irving Park Rd, Chicago. 9 PM. $10 requested donation.

  Andrew and Casey Calhoun at Molly's Cafe, 941 W. Lawrence Ave, Chicago. 7:15, or whenever the services end.

Songsisters at Edgar's Place, 70 Sycamore, Park Fiorest. 7:30 PM. $15.

Dean Milano and John Benischek at Eastgate Cafe, 102 Harrison, Oak Park. 7 PM.

Rachel Drew and the Bitter Roots at Simon's Tavern, 5210 N. Clark St, Chicago. 9 PM.

Rich Kreuger and Vernon Tonges at Wishbone North, 3300 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago. 7 PM.

    Not Much Down Time This Week
    There are still outdoor venues going strong, plus, next weekend, comes the explosion of concerts. Busy times. Monday, October 9. Cubs over Nationals. Bring on the Dodgers (or whomever). Tuesday, October 10. Dean Milano presents his program, The Chicago Music Scene of the '60's and '70's, at Mather's Lifeways Cafe, 7134 W.
    http://www.chicagonow.com

Oct 08

Oct 07

  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    INSTALLATION OF LOW VOLTAGE SECURITY SYSTEM. INTERIOR WORK ONLY. CUSTOMER# 402416019. JOB# 94149046.

    5493 N. Oconto Ave. Issued October 5, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    REPLACE (6) EXISTING ANTENNAS WITH (6) NEW ANTENNAS. REPLACE (3) EXISTING RADIOS WITH (3) NEW RADIOS. (1 PER SECTOR) ADD (9) NEW RADIOS (1 PER SECTOR) WITH ASSOCIATED CABLING PER PLANS AT EXISTING WIRELESS FACILITY ON ROOF TOP. ATT FA 12564893 / SITE ID IL0526. ELECTRICAL PERMIT # 100722994. PREVIOUS BP # 100622069.

    7229 W. Higgins Ave. Issued October 3, 2017 Comment

Oct 06

Midnight Circus Volunteers-October 7 & 8

We can still use some volunteers in Oriole Park to help with Ushering, Concession Sales, and general help. Please sign up here if you can help. http://signup.com/go/QphyYux

    Midnight Circus Volunteers-October 7 & 8
    SignUp.com makes it easy to coordinate school events & classroom activities, fundraisers, snack schedules, potlucks & more!
    https://signup.com

Oct 05

Updated Oct 06

Need glass block window recommendation

I want to have glass block windows installed in my 70-year-old basement windows. Any recommendations? Thanks.

  • Andy tuck pointing, 312-805-1308, excellent work, very reasonable. located near Central / Montrose,

Oct 05

Family-friendly show this weekend

Come to Oriole Park this weekend to see a Cirque du Soleil style show done by professionals. Kid friendly, no animals except the Ring Masters rescue dogs. Worth every dollar and all proceeds help improve our park.

http://dnain.fo/2hPUVNb

    Midnight Circus Returns To Oriole Park For Benefit Shows This Weekend
    CHICAGO - The high-flying acrobatics of Midnight Circus in the Parks will return this weekend to Oriole Park, 5430 N. Olcott Ave., bringing four shows expected to raise thousands of dollars for the Norwood Park space.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

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