May 02

Updated 17 hours ago

flooded basement

If I have a sump pump that discharges into sewer line and line backs up, what other options do I have, can I discharge into my yard?

  • I have a T switch installed which allows discharge into the city sewer and the other the the pvc pipe that runs out to the alley buried under my fence. The switch is turned to summer pipe via the outside pipe now and in the fall it's turned to the...

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    I have a T switch installed which allows discharge into the city sewer and the other the the pvc pipe that runs out to the alley buried under my fence. The switch is turned to summer pipe via the outside pipe now and in the fall it's turned to the city sewer so the water isn't freezing in the outside pipe. Whatever works to keep your lower level dry...do it. Also don't forget to divert those gutter downspouts away from the house and not down into the pipe that runs underneath your home.

  • We had a similar issue years back, we had Roto Flush Sewer Plumbing come in and correct the issue. Havent had the problem since. www.RotoFlushSewerPlumbing.com is their site give them a call if you are still having issues. The name of the plumber is Omar, real nice guy and he always shows up on time.

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Nov 06

Updated 26 hours ago

FOUND SIAMESE

On Saturday night, we found a Siamese cat around keystone and montrose. He is a young un-neutered male. Very sweet, and not chipped. Please note, this is not the missing cat named Jon Snow.

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR ALTERATIONS TO INCLUDE A KITCHEN FLOOR REINFORCEMENT AT THE 1ST FLOOR FRAMING & ELEVATOR INSPECTION PLATFORM, ROOF ACCESS AT 3RD FLOOR AND ROOF OF AN EXISTING RESTAURANT AND BREWERY AS PER PLAN. STRUCTURAL PEER REVIEW INCLUDED. NO MEP.

    4240 W. Irving Park Rd. Issued November 14, 2017 Comment

3 days ago

  • Math Masters

    Mrs. Cabrera is asking for $264.47:
    My students need printer ink so they can continue to freely use our Accelerated Math program.
    Belding Elementary School Comment

Nov 08

Updated 3 days ago

Plumber

Hi...anyone who a reliable and reasonable priced plumber? Thanks.

  • Thanks everyone.

  • I have always had a good experience with Roto Flush Sewer Plumbing, the owner always shows up if you ask for him. I always like it when the owner of the company shows up, it makes me feel like the job will get done right the first time. His name is Omar, here is their website; www.RotoFlushSewerPlumbing.com
    Good luck!

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Feb 04 2016

Updated 5 days ago

Old Irving: Safe?

Hi,

I'm considering moving to Old Irving Park, and am wondering about safety. Do you feel safe walking around the neighborhood in the evening? Also, I saw on the Chicago Tribune homicide tracker that there have been 3 murders to date in the area, and only 6 total last year. Seems like crime is becoming more of a problem.

Specifically, I'm curious about the area south of Irving, north of Addison, and west of the freeway to Kilbourn.

Thanks in advance for your input.

  • My Daughter and SIL live in old Irving and are very happy there although the school is a lottery they have there kids at St Viator’s. My SIL is a realator.... if interested message me. This is there 2nd home in OI, it took the better part of a year to find it. Good Luck!

  • This post is from 2016.

5 days ago

Thanksgiving with the Troops on November 23: What You Can Do Right Here In Our Neighborhood

Greetings My Neighbors!

Here's yet another way to support our troops. My American Legion Post (#134) in Morton Grove will hold its 11th Annual "Adopt-a-Sailor-Navy-Day" on Thanksgiving, November 23. We will host 50 sailors from Great Lakes Naval Base. They should arrive by 8:30 a.m. and we'll greet them - which means you can join us in greetings them - to thank them for their service. And we'll spend the day with them, giving them time to relax.

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Greetings My Neighbors!

Here's yet another way to support our troops. My American Legion Post (#134) in Morton Grove will hold its 11th Annual "Adopt-a-Sailor-Navy-Day" on Thanksgiving, November 23. We will host 50 sailors from Great Lakes Naval Base. They should arrive by 8:30 a.m. and we'll greet them - which means you can join us in greetings them - to thank them for their service. And we'll spend the day with them, giving them time to relax.

Sailors will be served a full Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. Entertainment will be available along with nationwide long distance and international phone service
all day long, compliments of AT&T. Computers will also be available. They will have the opportunity to talk and email their loved ones throughout the day.

After graduation many of these young men and women will be sent into harms way. The day’s events will be filmed and a DVD will be sent to their families. We owe them a thank you for their service. Let’s show them a beautiful day to remember.

To join us, to discuss an idea, to lend your support, or if you have questions, please contact Jac Charlier at jac.charlier@gmail.com.

In addition, anyone wishing to make a donation to support the 11th Annual Adopt-a-Sailor-Day, please make checks payable to:
Sailor Fund
American Legion Post 134
6144 Dempster St.
Morton Grove, Il.
60053

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Nov 11

Updated 6 days ago

Catalytic Converter Stolen

Hey neighbors, just letting you know that my catalytic converter was stolen off my Jeep parked on Mozart. I filed a police report, but I wanted you all to be on the lookout. There has been a wave of this crime on the NW side

  • MetroCyclist Food Crazy 9YR Inde Park/Albany Park Resident.

    Kittyhop in Logan Square, I was standing at my rear kitchen window while on an important phone call, when I saw the perpetrator inside my truck. I yelled out as loud as I could and pounded on my window, which startled both the customer service representative and the a-hole in...

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    Kittyhop in Logan Square, I was standing at my rear kitchen window while on an important phone call, when I saw the perpetrator inside my truck. I yelled out as loud as I could and pounded on my window, which startled both the customer service representative and the a-hole in my truck. I ran out my backdoor towards my truck when he ran down the alley while clutching his, what looked like, a gun peering out of his shirt. I had left my vehicle unlocked (not any more), just to avoid damage to my vehicle in situations like this.

  • WOW!!That is quite something...and yes, scary that he might have had a gun....

    (The guy from the service that jumped my car today had a gun in his belt..that ISN"T why I gave him a tip however...)< that's a joke...but he did have a gun..

6 days ago

Updated 6 days ago

Letters to Santa is back!

Once again, our Letters to Santa program is back for the 16th year running. We are down to less than 500 now, so if you would like to order any, please do so soon. You can send us an email with your order to directeffect@ameritech.net

You can see the program in action via our Facebook here.

https://www.facebook.com/directeffectcharity/

Thanks EB!

  • Please remember to include your mailing address in email. Thanks!

Nov 12

  • Kindergarten On Line

    Ms. Rohaly is asking for $1253.22:
    My students need Chromebooks so that they can manage technology independently during our busy workshop sessions.
    Belding Elementary School Comment

Nov 10

Updated Nov 11

How You Can Support Our Young Local Veterans. It's Very Little to Ask. You Can Do It.

Greetings My Neighbors!

Veterans' Day 2017 is almost upon us. I hope to see many of you at the ECA 5th Annual Veterans Day Flag Ceremony on Saturday, Nov 11 at 4 PM. This is a very special year because for the first time ever we will raise the POW/MIA flag over Edgebrook and it will remain that way from here on out. It lasts 30 minutes. A very good use of your time.

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Greetings My Neighbors!

Veterans' Day 2017 is almost upon us. I hope to see many of you at the ECA 5th Annual Veterans Day Flag Ceremony on Saturday, Nov 11 at 4 PM. This is a very special year because for the first time ever we will raise the POW/MIA flag over Edgebrook and it will remain that way from here on out. It lasts 30 minutes. A very good use of your time.

And before or after the Veterans Day Flag Ceremony everybody can also support our newest, local veterans - women and men who have served our nation, some of whom are still serving in the National Guard and Reserves. You can make an online donation to Chicago Veterans (Milwaukee & Montrose) at https://chicagovets.org.

The mission of Chicago Veterans is to empower veterans to take control of their transition throughout life.

More on the 5th Annual Veterans' Day Flag Ceremony at the ECA website: http://edgebrookcommunity.org/

Questions? Please ask Jac Charlier at jac.charlier@gmail.com. See you there at 4 PM on Saturday at Lehigh, Devon and Caldwell. Remember to make your online donation to Chicago Veterans.

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Nov 09

All Honorably Discharged Veterans - Please Read For Veterans' Day 2017 DoD Announces New Benefit

Greetings My Fellow Veterans,

***There is newly announced DoD AAFES benefit for ALL Honorably Discharged veterans - all branches, active, National Guard, Reserves, retired - doesn't matter as long as you were Honorably Discharged. The key is that you were Honorably Discharged. Read on...

From the Department of Defense, AAFES
"All honorably discharged veterans can go to ShopMyExchange.com today to verify their eligibility to shop their military exchanges."

AAFES to Open Online Shopping to Veterans
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Greetings My Fellow Veterans,

***There is newly announced DoD AAFES benefit for ALL Honorably Discharged veterans - all branches, active, National Guard, Reserves, retired - doesn't matter as long as you were Honorably Discharged. The key is that you were Honorably Discharged. Read on...

From the Department of Defense, AAFES
"All honorably discharged veterans can go to ShopMyExchange.com today to verify their eligibility to shop their military exchanges."

AAFES to Open Online Shopping to Veterans
From an Army and Air Force Exchange Service News Release

DALLAS, Oct. 23, 2017 — With less than a month until the much-anticipated official launch of the veterans online shopping benefit, more than 225,000 honorably discharged veterans have already been verified to shop at online military exchange websites when the sites open to veterans Nov. 11.

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service online shopping benefit is the first military exchange benefits expansion in nearly 30 years. Beginning on Veterans Day, America’s 18.5 million veterans will be able to shop online at the military exchange websites: ShopMyExchange.com, shopcgx.com, mymcx.com, and mynavyexchange.com.

Shopping the military exchanges online provides veterans an opportunity to reconnect with their military community, allowing these soldiers, airmen, sailors, Marines and Coast Guard “members for life” to save money with tax-free shopping and military exclusive pricing while also supporting critical military quality-of-life programs.

Full notice of this new veterans benefit is here: https://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/1049558/

Nov 08

For the First Time: Flying the POW/MIA Flag Over Edgebrook

You are cordially invited to a very special Veterans' Day on Saturday, November 11 at 4 PM.

For the first time the POW/MIA flag will be raised and flown over Edgebrook. As part of the ECA 5th Annual Veterans' Day Flag Ceremony, you are cordially invited to take part in the raising of the POW/MIA flag. We'll also read some of the Illinois servicemembers from the DoD POW/MIA official accounting.

We'll meet on Saturday, November 11 at 4 PM at...

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You are cordially invited to a very special Veterans' Day on Saturday, November 11 at 4 PM.

For the first time the POW/MIA flag will be raised and flown over Edgebrook. As part of the ECA 5th Annual Veterans' Day Flag Ceremony, you are cordially invited to take part in the raising of the POW/MIA flag. We'll also read some of the Illinois servicemembers from the DoD POW/MIA official accounting.

We'll meet on Saturday, November 11 at 4 PM at the Edgebrook triangle at Devon, Lehigh and Caldwell. Please bring the name(s) of current service members so they can be read at the Ceremony. Veterans' Day celebrates our living veterans. Veterans in attendance will be recognized for their service.

All are invited. You do not need to live in Edgebrook to attend the ceremony. Kids very much welcome.

Full information is on the ECA website here: http://edgebrookcommunity.org

Questions? Please ask Jac Charlier at jac.charlier@gmail.com.

Oct 28

Updated Nov 08

Knox Studio Water Tower - what's up?

Anyone know what's happening with the water tower that looms over Knox Studios? I noticed they have a crane above it and workers on top. I hope they're just doing some repairs - I'd really hate to see them take it down. It's sort of a landmark and has an "urban decay" look going - I'd miss it if it's gone.

  • They’re taking it down. Wasn’t structurally safe anymore

  • Yeah, I spoke to them as it was coming down. Apparently the City was making them do improvements and it was going to run more to fix it vs. just take it down.

    What's interesting was that Knox wanted to fix it up a few years back and "brand" it...

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    Yeah, I spoke to them as it was coming down. Apparently the City was making them do improvements and it was going to run more to fix it vs. just take it down.

    What's interesting was that Knox wanted to fix it up a few years back and "brand" it as part of their studio and they were told they couldn't because it was a Historical Landmark - yet they could just tear it down????

    I know not related, but to me this was a cool structure that's been there since 1919, almost 100 years - just gone. We also just had to tear down the Bank building at 6 Corners and now have a lovely hole that just sits there - and this is progress?

Nov 02

Updated Nov 08

Windy City Playhouse

Two years ago someone posted about seeing a play at Windy City Playhouse. I checked them out and decided to buy a seasons pass. Every play I see there is better than the last. The prices are cheaper than down town at Goodman ( also had seasons pass there ), the seats are roomy & comfortable with a little table for your cocktail, there is free parking right outside. You can eat at Leader Bar or Pitchfork and walk over to the play. The acting is superb. The plays are all awesome. I just saw "Becky Shaw" tonite and loved it. if your into live plays at smaller venues check this place out. All around a great night out.

  • Been there once a while back, thoroughly enjoyed the experience & acting. I should go back soon again!

  • Nick in Irving Park Condo Owner

    Chris Jones (Tribune theater critic) wrote that with "Becky Shaw" the theater looked to be hitting its stride as a neighborhood playhouse. He pointed out that some of their productions were pretty dreary in terms of subject matter. I was not enthusiastic about many of their early productions, but I look forward to the shows they have scheduled. My wife and I are eager to go and I'll be purchasing tickets.

Nov 06

Updated Nov 08

Presidential Proclamation: Flag at half-staff

The White House
November 05, 2017
Presidential Proclamation Honoring the Victims of the Sutherland Springs, Texas Shooting

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

We are deeply saddened by the shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, which took the lives of more than 25 innocent victims while they were attending church. As we mourn the victims of this unprovoked act of violence, we pray for healing and comfort for all the family members and loved ones who...

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The White House
November 05, 2017
Presidential Proclamation Honoring the Victims of the Sutherland Springs, Texas Shooting

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

We are deeply saddened by the shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, which took the lives of more than 25 innocent victims while they were attending church. As we mourn the victims of this unprovoked act of violence, we pray for healing and comfort for all the family members and loved ones who are grieving.

As a mark of respect for the victims of this senseless act of violence perpetrated on November 5, 2017, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, November 9, 2017. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifth day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand seventeen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second.

DONALD J. TRUMP

**Unable to lower your flag?
Attaching this black ribbon to the top of a U.S. flag is an acceptable alternative for flags that cannot be lowered to half-staff. See the attached picture.

Questions? Please ask. Jac.Charlier@gmail.com

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  • Thanks for the info. I did not know about the black ribbon alternative.

  • Am Imo

    Banning assault weapons would be a more fitting tribute.

  • J

    Wow, Jac acknowledging the president. There is a surprise.

Nov 03

Updated Nov 07

November 3, 2017 Update

The event will take place on Saturday, November 4, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and on Sunday, November 5, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm in the church at 3857 N. Kostner.

...00 pm to 10:00 pm in the gym at the Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4057 N. Harding. Tables/teams are $280 before October 30, or $300 thereafter and includes an appetizer buffet...

The event takes place on Saturday, November 11, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Independence Tap, 3932 W. Irving Park.

Sat., Nov 4, 7:30 pm, Buckley Hall, 4450 N. Lowell.St. Edward parish presents Late Nite Catechism. Doors open at 6:30. Cash bar and appetizers. Info: 773-545-6496.$50/premium ticket; $30/regular. Includes one drink.  

Tue., Nov 7, 4-7 pm, Potbelly, 4185 W. Irving Park Road. Satiate your appetite and support St. Edward School during afundraising event. No flyer needed. 20% of all sales will be donated back to the school. Cost of purchases. 

Tue., Nov 7, 7 pm,Independence Park Bungalow, 3945 N. Springfield. Join neighbors to learn how you can participate in supporting your community during a GIPNA Board meeting.Free.

Mon., Nov 13, 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 Associationmeeting. Free. 

Sat., Nov 18, 4-8 pm, Buckley Hall, 4447 N. Lowell.Satisfy your food cravings during the St. Edward Boy Scout Troop 904’s All You Can Eat Pasta Dinner. Proceeds will help fund the troop’s activities.$10/adults; $7/kids 10 and younger. 

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The event will take place on Monday, November 6, at 7:00 pm at the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. More information about the event is available online.

Bump-out at McVicker and Bryn Mawr ($70,000): 141 votes;

Bump-out at Dakin and Lamon ($30,000): 58 votes.

Performances will take place at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N, Milwaukee, and are family-friendly. More information and tickets are available to purchase online.

The event will take place on Tuesday, November 7, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Easy Street Pizza and Beer Garden, 3750 N. Central. More information is available online.

...1:30 pm to 4:30 pm in the annex space at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence...

Sat., Nov 4, 11 am-2 pm, Disney II Magnet High School, 3900 N. Lawndale. Disney II hosts an Open House for prospective high school students. More info: online.Free.

Tue., Nov 7, 7 pm,Eden United Church of Christ, 5051 W. Gunnison.Financial coach and author Dave Ramsey partners with Eden United for a nationwide livestream entitled...

Wed., Nov 8, 8:30 am, St. Pascal Church, 6143 W. Irving Park. Pope Francis Global Academy invites veterans from our community to attend a Veterans Mass and Reception. A simple coffee and danish reception will follow mass. RSVP: online.Free.

Wed., Nov 8, 7 pm, Athletic Park, 3546 W. Addison.Learn what you can do about crime during the1732-1733 beat meeting. Find your beat at the17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588.Free.

Thur., Nov 9, 10 am-1 pm, Truman College, Northside American Job Center, 1145 W. Wilson. Find clinical and non-clinical employment opportunities during theChicago Healthcare Sector Center’s Fall Job...

Fri., Nov 10, 5:30-8 pm, Schurz High School Auditorium, 3601 N. Milwaukee.Schurz hosts aFamily Movie Night. They will feature Free Birds, the greatest turkey movie of all time! Doors open at 5:30, movie starts at 5:45. Admission is free, popcorn and snacks available for purchase.

Mon., Nov 13, 8:30 am, St. Tarcissus Church, 6040 W. Ardmore.Pope Francis Global Academy invites veterans from our community to attend a Veterans Mass and Reception. A simple coffee and danish reception will follow mass. RSVP: online.Free.

Tue., Nov 14, 8:30 am, St. Edward School, 4343 W. Sunnyside. Speak to parents and see classrooms during a St. Edward School Tour. RSVP: email organizers. Free.

Tue., Nov 14, 7 pm, Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1731 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Wed., Nov 15, 7 pm, 16th District Community Room, 5151 N. Milwaukee. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1623 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 16th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

Wed., Nov 15, 7:30 pm, 17th District Community Room, 4650 N. Pulaski. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1722-1723 beat meeting. Find your beat at the17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588.Free. 

Thur., Nov 16, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005.  The senior enrichment seminar series hosts a Domestic Violence Against Seniors: Misuse of Power and Control seminar. Register: 312-603-9233. Free.

Thur., Nov 16, 4-10 pm, Tratroria Porretta, 3656 N. Central. Swing by Trattoria Porretta after picking up your child’s report card during theFriends of...

Fri., Nov 17, 8-9 am, Murphy School, 3539 W. Grace. Tour Murphy and celebrate the joy of being in school during theMurphy School’s Community Sing & School Tour. More info: 773-534-9892. Free.

Tues., Nov 28, 1:30-4:30 pm,City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, Room 1102. Learn more about Chicago IT and upcoming bid opportunities during theInformation Technology Vendor Outreach Event. RSVP:online. Free. 

Tue., Nov 28, 7 pm, Rosedale Park, 6312 W. Rosedale. Meet neighbors and get involved in the communityGladstone Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting.Free. 

Wed., Nov 29, 7 pm, Basement Auditorium of the Congregational Church, 5320 W. Giddings. Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during theJefferson Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting.Free.

    November 3, 2017 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Get a jump start on your holiday shopping this weekend during the St. John's Episcopal Church's Maker's Mart. There will be a diverse selection of art, food, crafts, jewelry, and other home goods made by local artists and artisans.
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Nov 07

Support St. Edward School TODAY (11/7)! Potb...

Support St. Edward School TODAY (11/7)! Potbelly is holding a fundraiser for St. Edward School today (Tuesday, November 7th) at 4185 W. Irving Park. From 4- 7pm only, 20% of all sales will be donated back to the school. No flyer needed; just mention this fundraiser when you check out!

    Alderman Margaret Laurino, 39th Ward
    Support St. Edward School TODAY (11/7)! Potbelly is holding a fundraiser for St. Edward School today (Tuesday, November 7th) at 4185 W. Irving Park. From 4- 7pm only, 20% of all sales will be...
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Nov 07

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

Nov 06

Support St. Edward School TOMORROW (11/7)! P...

Support St. Edward School TOMORROW (11/7)! Potbelly is holding a fundraiser for St. Edward School tomorrow (Tuesday, November 7th) at 4185 W. Irving Park. From 4- 7pm only, 20% of all sales will be donated back to the school. No flyer needed; just mention this fundraiser when you check out!

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Nov 04

Updated Nov 06

Shots fired

Around 4:43am there were three shots fired...about 30sec later 2 more shots were fired by Small Bar. Police were looking around but haven't found anything. I heard the first three shots got up and the next two were shot. Couldnt see them but very loud.

  • correction - probably near 3000 N Albany - at Wellington, by the bar.

  • Wellington and Albany. Shots were fired again yesterday at 12:30pm. They found casings from the bullets.

Oct 31

Updated Nov 05

Stolen Dog at Addison/Damen

Stolen dog in North Center (Addison/Damen)! My colleague just got footage from a neighbor's home security of someone walking off with her dog - taken from her fenced in yard. If you live in the area please be on the look out for this sweet pup.

Oct 12

Updated Nov 05

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 😊

  • For an OB/GYN, hands down, I recommend Dr. Micah Garb at Northwestern-Lake Forest. We just delivered our first at Lake Forest in March. I know it is a bit of a drive, ( but if you were looking at going as far as out of state, I imagine you don't...

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    For an OB/GYN, hands down, I recommend Dr. Micah Garb at Northwestern-Lake Forest. We just delivered our first at Lake Forest in March. I know it is a bit of a drive, ( but if you were looking at going as far as out of state, I imagine you don't mind a bit of a commute.) Long story short, I began seeing Dr. Garb when he was at a private practice in Streetorville. He's fantastic enough that I followed him to the burbs. When choosing a hospital to deliver it, we primarily looked at Swedish, Prentice, and Lake Forest. I, too, was unimpressed with Swedish. Our delivery experience at Lake Forest was hands-down the best it could have been. The staff was amazing, and we felt like we were the only patients there. I was also a high risk pregnancy, and never once doubted any care or advice we received.

    As far as a pediatrician, we're going to a Northwestern affiliated office at North & Clyborn. We've seen all but one of the Drs. there, and it's been kinda 'meh'. Definitely haven't clicked with any of the Doctors or been impressed, but not bad enough that I'd say to steer clear. PM me if you have any questions, best of luck, and congratulations!!!

  • Illinois Masonic was fantastic. The level of personal attention and care was incredible, and they don't rush you out of there, unlike Prentiss, which we were warned is baby factory. Their ObGyn faculty group has a lot of great doctors. Dr Melissa Dennis, Dr Popper.

    We also highly recommend our pediatrician--Dr Nava Segall. She's with Lurie Children's but sees infants at Illinois Masonic as well.

Nov 05

fly dumping

Has anyone seen a little silver four-door Subaru hatchback dumping trash, short white male dumping furniture and trash up and down the alley.Report to aldermans office. http://www.33rdward.org/

Nov 05

Nov 02

Updated Nov 04

Broken car window

A day late asking .... came out at 6:30 am to find my car window on driver's side had been busted in. Nothing stolen (not that there was anything), just really irritating. Wondering if anyone else in area had same experience? Happened on Francisco between Belmont & Elston.

  • Was this Halloween night?

  • Yes, unfortunately. I have lived in Chicago for 15 years .... 2.5 in this neighborhood and have never had any issues.

  • It was a group of neighborhood teenage kids who busted car windows on multiple vehicles with a baseball bat on Halloween night. If anyone else had their windows busted in the Avondale neighborhood or by the Target on Addison near Sacramento park send me a private message and I’ll pass along the information I have.

Nov 04

Veterans' Day 2017 - Four Steps We Can All Take To Celebrate It Together....

Greetings My Neighbors,

Saturday, November 11 is Veterans' Day. On this very special US holiday, we celebrate all of our living veterans who have served or are serving in any branch of the military, active, reserve or National Guard, peacetime or wartime. We also take time to remember our POWs and MIAs in active hope of their imminent return to their loved ones and our nation's soil.

Everybody can take part in Veterans' Day activities. Here's how in four steps....

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Greetings My Neighbors,

Saturday, November 11 is Veterans' Day. On this very special US holiday, we celebrate all of our living veterans who have served or are serving in any branch of the military, active, reserve or National Guard, peacetime or wartime. We also take time to remember our POWs and MIAs in active hope of their imminent return to their loved ones and our nation's soil.

Everybody can take part in Veterans' Day activities. Here's how in four steps....

1) Thank a veteran. If you do not know a veteran, head out to one of the many Veterans' Day ceremonies as you will surely be able to thank a veteran there.

2) Support a veteran. You can make a monetary donation to a wide variety of veterans' organizations. A good local organization right here in the Northwest Area is Chicago Veterans. chicagovets.org. You can also Google for other agencies to support.

3) Remember a veteran. Because Veterans' Day is about those veterans still living, we read the names of our POWs and MIAs. You can do that by going to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency here: dpaa.mil. Once there, select "Our Missing" and choose the list by war/conflict and then the state. You can also search the list by name as well as select names by branch of service. Take a few minutes to read the names.

4) Join with veterans. There are numerous Veterans' Day ceremonies going on. Give it a search for one near you. All are welcome to attend the annual Edgebrook Community Association Veterans' Day Flag Ceremony on Saturday, November 11 at 4 PM at Kinzua, Hiawatha and Lehigh. For the first time, we'll be raising the POW/MIA flag over Edgebrook. Check social media and the ECA website for more information as it comes out.

That's it. I hope you are able to join in Veterans' Day 2017. Questions? Please ask...Jac Charlier at jac.charlier@gmail.com.

    Chicago Veterans
    What is Chicago Veterans? We're a community of military veterans who share a common passion for helping our brothers and sisters in arms. Whether it's veteran homelessness, PTSD awareness, trauma, benefits or camaraderie building we are committed building a better community.
    https://chicagovets.org

Nov 01

Updated Nov 03

Belmo t & Kedzie area

Does any one know who to talk with about cleaning up tbe under pass by Belmont & Kedzie.I walk every day to train & home.It is getting dirtier & dirtier each day.Someone dumped a load of clothes now you walk in street or over the pile. I have lived in area for 40 some years & this is the worst its ever been. Needs to be cleaned before bad weather starts.

Nov 03

Oct 02 2016

Updated Nov 02

Looking for at-home daycare for June 2017!

My wife and I live in Avondale and we are expecting our first child this coming June. We are looking for at-home daycare options. We noticed not all at-home daycare centers have websites for us to research. We have lived in the neighborhood for 2 years now, but don't know of all the options in the neighborhood. Any suggestions would be welcomed!

Oct 31

Updated Nov 01

Halloween kids

What time should we expect kids for candy? It’s my first time home without my little guy.

  • In Avondale, had about 125 kids when I ran out of candy (I know because that's how many pieces I had to give out.) I didn't even get one piece! Darn! :-)

    1st kid came about 4:45 pm but then not any until around 5:20 pm. Then it was bunches every few minutes until about 7:15 pm.

  • My son and I were out from 530p-630p, with a group. I have enuff candy to last us thru Christmas now

Aug 13 2016

Updated Oct 31

August 12, 2016 Newsletter

This past Monday, August 8, Bow Truss opened its tenth location in the 45th Ward. Coffee aficionados will have no trouble accessing robust delights at the new location, as it opened next to the Irving Park CTA and Metra stations at 3982 N. Avondale.

Sun., Aug 14, 9 am-noon, Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield. The 12th year of the Michelin-Guide-recommended Independence Park Farmers Market continues twice a...

Mon., Sept 12, 7 pm, Irving Park Baptist Church basement, 4401 W. Irving Park. Learn how you can become more involved with the community by attending the monthly Old Irving Park Association meeting. Free.

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The Jefferson Park Sunday Market is every other Sunday from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm at Jefferson Memorial Park, 4822 N. Long. View their full schedule and vendor list online.

On Tuesday, August 2, Ray’s Roundup Bar & Grill opened its doors in Portage Park at 3930 N. Cicero.

...be a spring to the 606. Those interested will meet at Fannie’s Bake Shop, 5040 W. Montrose, at 7:30 am. Make sure to load up on coffee and scones as you...

Performances will take place at Community Tavern, 4038 N. Milwaukee (across the street from the Filament Theatre), September 24 through October 3. Tickets are $35 and go on sale Monday, August 15, at 9 am. Ticket price includes a 5-course prix fixe tasting menu. Seating is limited.

...man driving a tan colored 4-door SUV pulled alongside a child walking in the 5100-block of North McVicker Avenue near Higgins Avenue. The man said, “Hey, what’s up?” to the child, which led...

...orientation, and submit an application. The 8-week course will be held at McGuane Park (2900 S. Halsted) on Tuesdays, September 13 through November 1, 6:5-8:45 pm. A $125 fee...

6 to 7 pm on Monday, August 29, at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Dr.;

Noon to 1 pm on Thursday, September 1, at the Alliance for the Great Lakes, 150 N. Michigan Ave., #700.

Prussing Elementary, 4650 N. Menard, is seeking volunteers to help re-paint the first floor of the school after lead was found in the existing paint.

Applicants will be selected via lottery on Friday, October 28, 2016, at the Chicago Cultural Center, located at 78 E. Washington Street, in the Preston Bradley Hall, 3rd floor, starting at 9 am.

The event will run September 9, through September 11, at 6030 N. Milwaukee. Visit Throwback Music Fest’s website to learn more about the event and view the entertainment line up.

Beard School, 6445 W. Strong, is participating in a community paper recycling fundraising program. For every ton of paper collected, Beard School will receive additional funding.

We’re at 4754 N. Milwaukee. We’re open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 9 am – 6 pm; Tuesdays, 9 am – 7 pm; Fridays, 9 am – 4 pm; and Saturdays, 10 am – 2 pm.

Sat., Aug 13, 9:30 am-3:30 pm, St. Cornelius Church, 5430 W. Foster. Find a variety of items still in great shape at the St. Cornelius School Sale. Everything must go. Cash only.More info: online. Free.

Sat., Aug 13, 6-11 pm, Filament Theater, 4041 N. Milwaukee.Enjoy live music, dancing, games, activities, tasty snacks, raffles, and more during the Half Way to Mardi Gras Summer Bash. More info and purchase tickets online. $15-$350.

Sat., Aug 13, 8 pm, Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee.The newest female lyricist on the hip hop scene Dej Loaf is hitting the Portage Theater. Tickets: online. $22.50-$65.

Mon., Aug 15, 4:30-6:30 pm,17th District Community Room, 4650 N. Pulaski. Join friends, family, and neighbors for a Back to School Fair. Refreshments, face painting, back to school giveaways, and raffles. Resources and other information also available. More info: call 312-742-4588Free.

Tues., Aug 16, noon, Austin-Irving Library, 6100 W. Irving Park. Join guest speakers Tony Powers of the Austin-Irving Library, Mark Hopkins of LegalShield, and...

Tues., Aug 16, 6-7:30 pm,Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence. Learn about Treasurer Summers’ plan to re-invest in Chicago and what neighbors across the city are doing to make it happen during the Fund 77 Findings and Fight presentation. Free.

Wed., Aug 17, 3-4:30 pm, Business Affairs and Consumer Protection, 121 N. LaSalle, Room 805. Learn the whys, whens, & whats of implementing policies during an Employee Policies, Handbooks, and Agreements workshop. Free.

Thur., Aug 18, 7 pm, Windsor Tavern, 4530 N. Milwaukee.Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during the Jefferson Park Forward monthly meeting. Agenda and more info: online.Free.

Thur., Aug 18, 7:46-9:31 pm, Portage Park, 4100 N. Long. Start time is approximate, as all movies begin at dusk. Join neighbors for an evening under the stars catching the family-friendly movie Zootopia. Free.

Fri., Aug 19, 6:30-8 pm,Gladstone Park, 5421 N. Menard. Students aged 12 thru 18 will perform rock and roll classics from all eras and genres in their School of Rock live show. Free.

...Portage Park, 4100 N. Long.Vendors gather in the southeast corner of the park near Irving Park and Long to sell their locally grown produce, meats, dairy, baked goods, specialty items, and prepared foods...

Thur., Aug 25, 7 pm, Kreuger Hall at St. Bartholomew Church, 4910 W. Addison, Learn what you can do about crime during the 1634 beat CAPS meeting. Find your beat at the 16th district beat map. Free.

Thur., Aug 25, 8:30 pm, Wilson Park, 4630 N. Milwaukee. Movie start time is approximate, as all movies start at dusk. Join neighbors for the Chicago classic Ferris Bueller’s Day Off for the Movies in the Parks series. Presented by Bank of America. Free.

Tue., Aug 30, 7 pm, Rosedale Park, 6312 W. Rosedale. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during the Gladstone Park Neighborhood Association monthly meeting.Free.

Wed., Aug 31, 7 pm, Basement Auditorium of Congregational Church, 5320 W. Giddings. Join neighbors for the monthly Jefferson Park Neighborhood Association meeting. Free.

Sat., Sept 10, 10 am-2 pm,Dunham Park, 4638 N. Melvina.Learn more about available community and government resources during Sen. John Mulroe’s annual Community Resource Fair. Free.

Sat., Sept 10, 10 am-2 pm,Columbus Park Refectory, 5701 W. Jackson. Join other professionals for the next Small Business Center On the Road expo. Christopher G...

Sun., Sept 11, 11:30 am, Irving Park Cemetery, 7777 W. Irving Park. Remember those who died, those who served, and those who carry on during the 15th year anniversary 9/11 Memorial Service. Lunch to follow. Free.

Tue., Sept 13, 7 pm, Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1731 Beat CAPS meeting. Find your bat at the 17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Wed., Sept 14, 7 pm, Athletic Park Field House, 3546 W. Addison. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1732-1733 Beat CAPS meeting. Find your bat at the 17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588.Free.

Thur., Sept 15, 5-8 pm, Hoyne Bank Parking Lot, 4729 N. Milwaukee. Need to shred old, sensitive documents? I’m hosting a Shred-a-Thon. Help prevent identity theft by bringing these documents. More info:email or call 773-286-4545.Free.

Sun., Sept 18, noon-6 pm, St. Cornelius Church, 5205 N. Lieb.Join neighbors to celebrate during St. Cornelius’ 90th Anniversary Block Party. There will be hot dogs, hamburgers, plenty to drink, and lots of fun, family-friendly activities. Free.

Wed., Sept 21, 7 pm, 16th District Station Community Room, 5151 N. Milwaukee. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1622 beat CAPS meeting. Find your beat at the 16th district beat map. Free.

    August 12, 2016 Newsletter | Alderman John Arena - Chicago's 45th Ward
    Dear Neighbor, The Jefferson Park Sunday Market is hosting a Theater Day at the Market this Sunday, August 14. Performers from Fringe Fest and Windy City Players will be attending to entertain shoppers and let them know about their upcoming productions. Mister E. Machine will also provide his music, which has received rave reviews.
    http://ward45.org

Oct 31

Oct 26

Updated Oct 30

Dog Boarding

Any recommendations for someone on a strict budget? I live in the Irving Pk neighborhood. I have a place that is affordable but it's in Grayslake, but I'm looking for something closer to home.

  • Alpal30 Love Chicago

    Diamond Dogs on Montrose and Hamlin. Sue, the owner, is awesome. The dogs are never alone and get plenty of playtime.

  • Nancy new resident

    I’ve used Valerie’s pet service at Wellington and clybourn for 20 years, can’t say enough good things about them. Prices have always been competitive with other places in the city

Oct 30

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