3 days ago

Updated 3 hours ago

High Property Taxes? Here's Why!

City of Chicago Salaries. Remember ... this isn't including benefits.
https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dhr/dataset/current_employeenamessalariesandpositiontitles.html
Since most folks in Chicago have short attention spans, I will keep posting this until the next mayoral / municipal election!

    City of Chicago :: Current Employee Names, Salaries, and Position Titles
    311 City Services Administrative Hearings Animal Care & Control Aviation Budget & Management Buildings Bus. Affairs & Consumer Protection City of Chicago TV Civilian Office of Police Accountability Cultural Affairs & Special Events Emergency Mgmt & Communications
    https://www.cityofchicago.org
  • PortageRules Love Portage Park!

    And it's not always about immediate pay. I've personally encountered hundreds upon hundreds of paper file clerks at various cook county circuit courts who are paid to stuff paper in files all day long. Probably not the highest paid job, but, most (if not all) are patronage jobs that all...

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    And it's not always about immediate pay. I've personally encountered hundreds upon hundreds of paper file clerks at various cook county circuit courts who are paid to stuff paper in files all day long. Probably not the highest paid job, but, most (if not all) are patronage jobs that all but only require a vote for the clerk of court. Also, when that paper goes away...what happens to the pushers? I would be absolutely shocked if there is one layoff due to right sizing. Stay tuned on that. And..the company who replaced the paper is out of state, so no..they will not be retrained to work the tech aspect of efiling.

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    Pretty sure most of your property taxes go to fund cps.

4 hours ago

I hope you'll be able to join members of the ...

I hope you'll be able to join members of the 16th District Chicago Police, Alderman Sposato, and myself for an outdoor roll call at the intersection of Laramie and Berteau on Friday, January 19, at 6:30 pm. This is a great chance to meet and thank officers who work hard to keep our community safe. I hope to see you there.

    Alderman John Arena
    I hope you'll be able to join members of the 16th District Chicago Police, Alderman Sposato, and myself for an outdoor roll call at the intersection of Laramie and Berteau on Friday, January 19, at...
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Jan 08

Updated 7 hours ago

Anyone know where I could find or special order unicorn donuts?

Hey Everyone,

I’m looking to order unicorn donuts for an upcoming party but haven’t been able to track any down. Anyone know of a place that makes them or would accept special orders for such an item? Does not need to be in the Portage Park area directly.

I’ve attached a photo for reference of what I’m looking for.

Thanks in advance!

  • Tmc

    Try Allegretti's Bakery 7717 W. Lawrence Ave Norridge, IL
    708-453-4412

    I know they make unicorn cakes/cupcakes

  • Allegretti's has the best chocolate donuts on earth!!!

Jan 09

Updated 15 hours ago

Gun shots

What is going on on Warwick!? I believe someone got shot a few houses down, that was a lot of shots!

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    "if you post an address identifying a sex offender, EB would remove that as well"

    Nope

    https://chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/feb18-beware-sex-offenders-these-homes-6696401/

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    So that link i posted 6 hrs ago was up 6 hrs ago. It was 3 years old so apparently since i posted the link said link was reported. So if you post an address to a sex offender eb will remove it only if someone reports it seems to...

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    So that link i posted 6 hrs ago was up 6 hrs ago. It was 3 years old so apparently since i posted the link said link was reported. So if you post an address to a sex offender eb will remove it only if someone reports it seems to be the answer.

    Here was the jist of the post removed

    "Feb 18, 2015 · ... which is a sight that will send you automatic updates when a sex offender moves in to your neighborhood. The latest offenders are living at the following addresses."

    Then continued with names and addresses.

Feb 15

Updated 45 hours ago

New Nite Cap

The new facade looks amazing! Does anyone know what kind of business is going into the old Nite Cap?

  • The current target for Culver's opening is January 29th

  • PennyPenguin Chillin' out on EB

    "This is what people moving in or potentially moving in to want to see."

    So the opinions of residents who already live here are not as important or hold as much weight as these alleged people moving in Duran? Aren't we all equal?

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Scam! Man steps in front of my car, fakes injury, and says "Give me $50 and I'll forget about it."

A man stepped in front of my car at Henderson & LeClaire, just as I started to pull out into the intersection. He pretended to be hit, and then did his best LeBron James flop onto the pavement. WAY overacting and obviously trying to scare me into thinking I'd done something wrong. I stopped my car and got out. He was a middle aged man, and was talking (or pretending to) on his phone in a slavic language. I asked...

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A man stepped in front of my car at Henderson & LeClaire, just as I started to pull out into the intersection. He pretended to be hit, and then did his best LeBron James flop onto the pavement. WAY overacting and obviously trying to scare me into thinking I'd done something wrong. I stopped my car and got out. He was a middle aged man, and was talking (or pretending to) on his phone in a slavic language. I asked him what he wanted to do, and he kept trying to pretend I hit him. After about 5 minutes, he said "you can go" and then finally said "give me $50 and I'll forget about it." I didn't give him anything and drove away. A**HOLE!!!!!! This happened about 5:50PM on Jan 10th. Don't fall for this scam.

This video gives you an idea of what to look out for:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQs0dDzQqEE

    Insurance scam Fail: Man pretends to be hit by car ?
    Insurance scam Fail, man pretends to be hit by car allegedly to get money from driver.
    https://www.youtube.com/
  • Jen Baron JBaron

    I agree with NW-sider! Stay in your car, do exactly as he advises and call the police if you need. I'm just glad your are ok and nothing came of the situation. It could have been much worse, like leading to robbery or car jacking!

  • Eric Pepeson NW-side deplorable, based-stickman, commie-crusher

    That was the worst acting job I have ever seen.

Jan 10

Updated 4 days ago

Fresh fruit delivery now available in our area - Imperfect Produce

We just signed up for this service so cant vouch for it yet but figured it was worth a shot. I know there are lots of people here who frequent the farmers markets and/or grow their own, so "imperfect" is probably not much of a concern.

https://www.imperfectproduce.com/register.php?referral=291345

^using referral link gets $10 off.

    Register :: Imperfect: Ugly produce delivery for 30-50% less!
    Imperfect delivers ugly produce for 30% less than grocery store prices. Based in San Francisco, we deliver to the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Portland, and Seattle. Coming soon to the Midwest, East Coast, South, Southwest, and Southeast!
    https://www.imperfectproduce.com
  • Chicago Tonight had a segment about this company. Several people in my neighborhood group on Facebook have used it and are satisfied with it.

    It's a subscription service, so you have to order on a regular basis.

  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    I received my first box this week. I forgot to pick my items, but was not disappointed at all!! The quality was fantastic. We are getting a small fruit and vegetable box every other week, but may change to every week. With the delivery charge, I think I paid around $10: celery, carrots, onions, red potatoes, spaghetti squash, lemons and oranges, the most beautiful head of red cabbage I've ever seen. All organic. Cost varies based on content

    Use this link, and we'll each get a $10 credit. https://www.imperfectproduce.com/register.php?referral=282940

5 days ago

affordable snow removal service/person?

hello neighbors!
We are a new business at the corner of Avondale and Pulaski and we are looking for a more affordable option for our snow removal. We're interested in a professional service for heavier snow falls (over one inch) and/or a local person who could just (perhaps with a snowblower?) take care of our sidewalks during light snowfalls. We've gotten lucky so far this year but there is still (purportedly) a lot of winter days left!

Thanks!
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Jan 09

Updated 6 days ago

Redfin's 25 "Have it all" neighborhoods

Redfin just released it's annual list of "Have it all" neighborhoods and Dunning was #1 in the country! 80 different U.S. markets were analyzed in the study and our own 60634 topped the list. Rankings are based upon home price, schools, walkability, safety and commute times.

Now, more than ever, we need a new high school at the Read Dunning site. Bridge, Canty, Dever and Smyser are anchoring this part of the NW Side and are a large part of...

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Redfin just released it's annual list of "Have it all" neighborhoods and Dunning was #1 in the country! 80 different U.S. markets were analyzed in the study and our own 60634 topped the list. Rankings are based upon home price, schools, walkability, safety and commute times.

Now, more than ever, we need a new high school at the Read Dunning site. Bridge, Canty, Dever and Smyser are anchoring this part of the NW Side and are a large part of Dunning making this list. Give these parents a reason to stay in Dunning, give them a new modern high school, it's long overdue. The land at Irving and Oak Park is plentiful and has been sitting idle for decades. This should be an easy decision.

  • Citizen Pain Citizen Pain

    @Paul. They seem to have a better handle on technology than any other real estate company. It's their Ace card really. I rely on their property search site for some RE investment purposes because it contains almost as much useful info as the MLS.

  • Thomas R Resident of Schorsch Village

    I was surprised by the Wrigleyville and Andersonville median prices, they seemed low. Anyone who lives on the North Side knows those areas are more expensive. Those areas are saturated with condos. It depends on how they get their samplings for the median home prices. My experience with Redfin is that their home estimator is usually higher than Zillow or Realtor.com. Keep in mind that the median prices include homes that flippers buy which are of course lower than other sold, turn-key properties.

Jan 05

Updated Jan 08

    These Are The 10 Richest Neighborhoods In Chicago
    We used science and data to determine which Chicago neighborhoods have the richest people. This article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. Don't freak out. Welcome to the land of the 1%. Where you'll find lawyers, and doctors, and business executives.
    https://www.homesnacks.net
  • I believe if the police or fire department salaries were cut in half today, majority of the cops and firemen would stay on the job regardless. If they were to leave, I believe they could be replaced with equally as capable people rather quickly. I just believe their pay and benefits, including their pensions have gotten out of hand. If the unions do not want to agree to these reductions then I think a municipal bankruptcy would help take care of things.

  • PortageRules Love Portage Park!

    Cut police salaries in half? Can we start by not allowing the doubling of said salaries from rampant and often fake overtime. The OT these people put in is criminal and downright dangerous. It's nearly physically impossible to be coherent with the hours they put in and these people are...

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    Cut police salaries in half? Can we start by not allowing the doubling of said salaries from rampant and often fake overtime. The OT these people put in is criminal and downright dangerous. It's nearly physically impossible to be coherent with the hours they put in and these people are behind the wheel of very powerful autos and are armed to the teeth. The greed is no different than the wealthiest of business exec. And now all to be reactionary instead of preventative as far as serving and protecting. Not much more than a clean up crew and a very very expensive one at that.

Jan 02

Updated Jan 06

Vets

Who do you like/dislike in portage park? I use chicago pet clinic and ace animal hospital for back up. I do not like portage park animal hospital.

  • We have 3 dogs and a cat and they love going to the vet. Love all Drs at Forest Glen on Elston! My parents and sis also go with all their pets too. Never push for expensive treatments and always explain things and options.

  • Too long to post nuances of situation but basically it involved a peculiar chronic ear infection, a lump under his ear, and an ear polyp but blood work and X-rays showed a healthy cat. Ultimately, it was carcinoma presenting itself in an obscure way (took him to Buffalo Grove specialty clinic for ct scan, and Dr. India did not think this was a good candidate for surgery and we sadly lost our cat in Nov. 2nd). Dr. Baehr never shrugged her shoulders or gave up.

Dec 22

Updated Jan 05

Do you leave mailperson a holiday gift?

Ive never done this but ive read up to $20.00 is standard. Thinking of doing it this year. How much do you give? Do you leave it in a card hanging out of your box like outgoing mail? Is there mail delivery tomorrow?

  • Dan G Scratch and win

    Agreed Weebis

  • Why would u want to tip any of these people,when they deliver to wrong addresses,steal from cards, they think have money in them,i now deliver my cards. In regards to garbage men and women i havent had recycled picked up going on a month. Tip this!

Dec 31 2014

Updated Jan 05

happy new year!

wishing everyone a safe and good new year!

anyone start on resolutions yet?

  • Good riddance to Jamie Anne...she's done don't ya know?!

    Thin skin much???

  • Giving credit or blame to a president for the state of the economy after one year is not right.

    If Trump's administration is able to sustain key economic factors (DJIA is not one of them) than we can begin to give him credit. But, until next year's State of the...

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    Giving credit or blame to a president for the state of the economy after one year is not right.

    If Trump's administration is able to sustain key economic factors (DJIA is not one of them) than we can begin to give him credit. But, until next year's State of the Union, we will have to see. The DJIA is an economic factor mainly for the upper crust including CEO's of the companies measured via the DJIA. I understand that retirement plans are effected by the DJIA, but that, like the economy is cyclical and factored into your lifetime average including the lean years when you shift your money largely to interest bearing investments.A select few are lucky enough or knowledgeable enough to play the market perfectly. (aka insiders and CEO's)

    Job creation, median income numbers, unemployment rates and interest rates are what effect the commoners like you and me not the DJIA. Giving Obama credit for that yesterday or to Trump today is a red herring.

    Now I will say that, in comparing economic numbers during the Reagan years and the Obama years, the recovery was considerably more sluggish under Obama. Both men inherited a catastrophic economy. While the economy has its own engine, the president's policies can assist in the trend (up or down). The economy has and always will run in cycles.

Hello, neighbor. This thread was closed due to violations of the EveryBlock community guidelines, which intend to keep discussions informative, friendly and respectful.

Dec 18

Updated Jan 01

Cat lady from.....

Hello neighbors! We have a crazy cat lady on our street. She has at least 10 cats that roam freely. They are a problem. They spray, they get in my garage, they poop in everyone's lawn. I can't open my front door without one trying to run in. I know there are leash laws for dogs but what about cats. I am not the only neighbor upset by all the cats. I've tried talking to the cat lady but she does not care. Will the city come out if I call with a complaint?

  • Alley Cat Allies is a reputable organization that has been around for quite some time. Perhaps they are referring to the TNR cats as having a lifespan of 7 years. Surely they know that a strictly indoor pet cat receiving proper nutrition, veterinary care, etc., can and often does live...

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    Alley Cat Allies is a reputable organization that has been around for quite some time. Perhaps they are referring to the TNR cats as having a lifespan of 7 years. Surely they know that a strictly indoor pet cat receiving proper nutrition, veterinary care, etc., can and often does live almost 3 times that long. One of my cats was 19 years and 9 months old with medical issues that were well maintained over a long period of time. A friend had a kitty that was 26 years old. So, yes, cats can live very nicely well into a ripe old age!

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    "Perhaps they are referring to the TNR cats as having a lifespan of 7 years. "

    Nope. Heres a quote from them

    "83% of the cats in managed TNR colonies had been residing in those colonies for more than six years—indicating a lifespan comparable to the 7.1-year lifespan of pet...

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    "Perhaps they are referring to the TNR cats as having a lifespan of 7 years. "

    Nope. Heres a quote from them

    "83% of the cats in managed TNR colonies had been residing in those colonies for more than six years—indicating a lifespan comparable to the 7.1-year lifespan of pet cats."

    From this link

    https://www.alleycat.org/resources/why-trap-neuter-return-feral-cats-the-case-for-tnr/

    "Surely they know that a strictly indoor pet cat receiving proper nutrition, veterinary care, etc., can and often does live almost 3 times that long. "

    Of course they know. And any reputable organization wouldnt state differently.

Dec 30

Dec 29

Dec 23

Updated Dec 28

Any recognize this cat?

There's a garfield-looking cat that has been coming by my house for about 8 years or so now (Cullom and Long area.) She likes hanging out in my yard during the day. I've always been reluctant to bring her inside because I believe she's someone's cat. (Well fed, well groomed, when it's cold or wet she doesn't show up etc.)

She stopped coming around right after the time that the trapper was catching cats so I figured her owners were...

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There's a garfield-looking cat that has been coming by my house for about 8 years or so now (Cullom and Long area.) She likes hanging out in my yard during the day. I've always been reluctant to bring her inside because I believe she's someone's cat. (Well fed, well groomed, when it's cold or wet she doesn't show up etc.)

She stopped coming around right after the time that the trapper was catching cats so I figured her owners were keeping her indoors (good.) She's now returned, but looking a bit skinny--she was always very plump. It's odd for cats to lose weight that quickly unless there is a health problem--I tried to feed her, but she's not really interested.

I'm thinking about bringing her inside and possibly to the vet. But before I do that, I wanted to see if anyone knows if she's got an owner in the neighborhood. I tried to put a break-away collar on her that asked for her owner to call me, but she's not having any of that. I have not yet had her checked for a microchip and she is not ear-tipped.

  • Sheri is awesome. She took photos for Famous Fido of the dog I eventually ended up adopting. Then I returned to her studio for new photos a year or two later.

  • Yes, Sheri is wonderful. She helped me with a pregnant cat that showed up at my back door one day. She filled me in on what I needed to know, took the kittens pictures when they were ready to be adopted and posted them on her site. She started her...

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    Yes, Sheri is wonderful. She helped me with a pregnant cat that showed up at my back door one day. She filled me in on what I needed to know, took the kittens pictures when they were ready to be adopted and posted them on her site. She started her own rescue about a year or so ago.

    I'll post flyers in the neighborhood (when it gets a bit warmer) and see if anyone recognizes her. I haven't seen her since my failed attempt at bringing her in but that's pretty typical during the winter.

Dec 25 2015

Updated Dec 28

merry christmas !

merry christmas to all my every block friends.

I wish everyone well, especially those that may be having a difficult time this time of year.

if you received a gift good or bad and would recommend or not recommend you can post it below.

this way all those gift cards or exchanges anyone has to do knows what to spend it on.

  • scain09 Transplant from southside

    I got new socks but no underwear. I guess this pair can last me til next year. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  • well, they ended up taking it back to target, they could not find the receipt, and even though they asked to do an even exchange and just get a different size target gave them 1/2 off credit because of no receipt (which may or may not have been the last sale price) and got me another pair.

Dec 19

Updated Dec 27

Neighbor got robbed at gun point in alley.

A male African American robbed one of the neighbors at gun point by Addison and Long on Friday, December 15th around 7:30pm as he was in his garage. I saw the suspect running from the alley in all black crossing Addison going southbound and reported it to the police. The male was about 6ft tall, skinny build, really dark skinned, and in his early 20's. Not sure if the suspect was with others or alone.

Neighbors in the area have said there has been a string of attacks. Please be aware of your surroundings.

  • Dan G Scratch and win

    Don't discredit hyenas like that.

  • Eric Pepeson NW-side deplorable, based-stickman, commie-crusher

    Liberal logic... "So much racism on this thread!" ... says something racist.

Hello, neighbor. This thread was closed due to violations of the EveryBlock community guidelines, which intend to keep discussions informative, friendly and respectful.

Dec 26

Six Corners Dancers

Stroller here so never really quite the dancer but hope all is going well for all of you.

I see the one off businesses and the chains filling spots and axes being bought so hope it all continues to move forward for y'all.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qwa0c8VO71s

    Frank Mills - Music Box Dancer
    1979
    https://www.youtube.com/

Dec 26

Dec 24

Updated Dec 25

Looking for a Church on Christmas Eve?

If anyone's looking for a church today, we'd love to welcome you to Park Community Church at Forest Glen. There are services at 10 am and 4:30 pm. The address is at -> 4920 W Foster Ave, Chicago, IL 60630 and you can get more information at parkcommunity.church. This church changed my life and the people are amazing, please come!

    Home
    Find a location, get involved, watch sermons, and learn more about Park Community Church in Chicago.
    https://parkcommunity.church
  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    Keep the first six letters in the word Christmas the most important.

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    "This church changed my life"

    I never understood when people said this. Truly envy people like this. Spent 1/3 of my life in many different episcopal churches baptist churches lutheran churches and catholic churches and never once did any make me feel close to changing my life. Hence i asked...

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    "This church changed my life"

    I never understood when people said this. Truly envy people like this. Spent 1/3 of my life in many different episcopal churches baptist churches lutheran churches and catholic churches and never once did any make me feel close to changing my life. Hence i asked what demonination this church was yet i was just downvoted for asking. Or maybe cuz i mentioned i was working? As if i want to be working all day christmas eve. Or maybe because i asked of they had midnight mass?

Dec 08

Updated Dec 24

My sister is looking for a home for 2 cats

If anyone knows anyone who would be interested please let me know. Its truly a sad story. She will not enlist the help of a shelter. She won't separate them either. It is my opinion they would be able to be separated if the 2 of them become too much but she will not separate them herself. She will take them back if it doesn't work out or someone changes their mind. The cats are not a problem. My sisters...

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If anyone knows anyone who would be interested please let me know. Its truly a sad story. She will not enlist the help of a shelter. She won't separate them either. It is my opinion they would be able to be separated if the 2 of them become too much but she will not separate them herself. She will take them back if it doesn't work out or someone changes their mind. The cats are not a problem. My sisters and her dog are the problem. He is harassing the cats. The cats are ok with dogs. Her dog is not ok with the cats. They really need a better home. My sister favors the dog. When she doesn't have money she feeds them dog food! She doesn't keep up with cleaning the litter like she should. I can't have any cats because mine is FELV+ and I am a renter. My landlord lives in my building and only allows one cat. She was supposed to be taking care of the cats temporarily but the original guardian is now in a nursing home and wont be able to take them back. She is aware she is looking for a home for them. I'm willing to provide some free cat sitting visits to anyone who adopts them( within reason). I will drive you to meet the cats in Elgin if needed. Or I will bring them to you if you would like. A trial basis is good too. Or even if I could find someone to take care of them until a new home is found that could work too. I'm willing to help in any way I can.

Dec 23

Updated Dec 24

Christmas ideas

so I was sitting here thinking of what I would want for Christmas, but probably would not get and was thinking of what may be on other peoples Christmas list.

then I thought, this may be a great way to share ideas of what others may want, but don't know items exist or may give others gift ideas they may not have thought of.

I took the liberty of listing items of various prices, but you can list anything you...

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so I was sitting here thinking of what I would want for Christmas, but probably would not get and was thinking of what may be on other peoples Christmas list.

then I thought, this may be a great way to share ideas of what others may want, but don't know items exist or may give others gift ideas they may not have thought of.

I took the liberty of listing items of various prices, but you can list anything you may want to receive as a gift, also feel free to share gift ideas of what you have bought others that you feel are exceptional.

price should not matter in your listing, but try to list 3 realistic items (not like 3 Lamborghini's) and add a link for easy sharing.

merry Christmas

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Dec 22

Updated Dec 24

Do you know this cat?

We've seen this kitty around the backyard for a few days. Near Berenice and Laramie. Looks well cared for, but is very skittish. I've not been able to get very close. It's about to get VERY cold. Please let us know if this is your cat or you recognize it. Thank you!

  • This cat might also be part of a managed feral cat colony. Try to notice if it's left ear is tipped (the tip will be missing so it's flat across). It can be hard to tell from a distance, though.

  • You can also post this cat on Facebook--Chicago Northside Lost and Found Pets.

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    There really should be a better way to let neighbors know there is a cat colony nearby. Just one of the many problems with tnr. Before a colony os set up neighbors shpuld be notified and agree on it. I assume this isnt done because ive asked this numerous times with no answer.

Dec 21

Updated Dec 22

Cat found

Found cat on 5400 block of Byron. Friendly, seemed lost. Collar, no tag. Longhaired persian coloring white mouth. Clearly someone's pet. Have photos or proof of ownership to claim.

  • Thanks for taking kitty in and posting. Please post this on Facebook also on Chicago Northside Lost and Found Pets. Also via Pawboost https://www.pawboost.com/. And not everyone is online so make some flyers to post around your neighborhood too.

Dec 14

Updated Dec 22

looking for a tuckpointer

I've been looking for someone to do some basic tuckpointing (install a new window sill, maybe expand/brick over a window or two) for the last month or two now and I cannot seem to get anyone to answer their phone or come do the work. I should have asked on here earlier, but does anyone have a tuckpointer that they recommend? Or even a window company that they could recommend as they maybe able to do the work as well since the windows need replaced.

  • Sol is right, and getting very cold next week. Temps should be 40F+ a the bare minimum, even overnight. Wait til spring

  • Thanks ABC and everyone else. I was hoping to get the little work done this week while it was warmer and push the rest of the work back. The one person I did get ahold of bailed on me last minute though so it'll wait till the next warm patch now. ABC if you want to send me referrals I'd take them. I've got a lot of work (new lentils, attic vents, etc) that I'll need in the next year on top of this silly window sill.

Dec 21

Updated Dec 21

Police activity near Berteau and Parkside

I am at work but heard about police activity in the area. Does anyone know what happened?

  • Dan G Scratch and win

    Could be one of the many misc shots fired every other night. Or the new outstanding citizens that have been lurking around after 10ish every night. Stay safe and be aware.

  • Dan you were close, report says person with a gun. Cops couldn’t find him

Dec 21

Updated Dec 21

Shots fired!

Did anyone hear shots last night on Kildare in between Roscoe and Henderson?

Dec 21

Dec 20

Looking for Xmas Gift? $20 off the new Motiv fitness tracker ring.

I love love love my Motiv fitness tracking ring. It tracks calories burned, heart rate, base metabolic rate, steps, sleep, and the battery lasts for 3 days. It's so much better than the Apple Watch if your counting calories. Just wanted to pass this link on to get $20 off. It'd be a cool present for Christmas!!

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    You'll love the new Motiv Ring. It effortlessly tracks your activity, heart rate and sleep, 24/7.
    https://mymotiv.zuberance.com

Nov 30

Updated Dec 20

    It's Illegal To Stick Unstamped Flyers In Mailboxes, But The Post Office Doesn't Care
    Section 1725 of Title 18 of the U.S. Code prohibits placing mailable materials like circulars and sales bills with unpaid postage in mailboxes with intent to avoid payment of postage. That means that the Chinese menus and offers for cheap lube jobs that end up in your mailbox might have been placed there illegally.
    http://consumerist.com

Dec 19

Dec 18

December 16, 2017 Update

Di’s Den, 5100 W. Irving Park, is giving back to our community this holiday season by participating in the annual Toys for Tots Christmas campaign.

Sun., Dec 17, 11 am-1 pm, Fannie’s Cafe, 5040 W. Montrose. Enjoy a delicious brunch and meet Santa during Fannie’s Brunch with Santa. More info:online. Cost of purchases. 

Wed., Dec. 20, 6:30 pm, Faith United Church of Christ, 5051 W. Belle Plaine. Join community members for the Faith UCC Candlelight Evening Service to celebrate Christmas. More info: Faith UCC website. 

Wed., Dec. 20, and Thur., Dec. 21, 6:30 pm, Jacobson Theatre at Portage Park School, 5330 W. Berteau, enter at Door 16. Enjoy a night of Shakespearean entertainment as the Portage Park Dramatics present Romeo & Juliet. $5. 

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The market runs from 10 am to 2 pm in the Copernicus Center Annex, 5214 W. Lawrence. Find more information at the market website. Hope to see you there.

...will take place on Monday, December 18, at 6:00 pm at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence...

• In person—Submit the prepayment bill and payment at a Chase branch bank or the Treasurer’s Office, 118 N. Clark St., Room 112, Chicago.

Please be aware that beginning this month, Department of Water Management crews will install a new sewer main at the intersections of Argyle and Natoma and Argyle and Rutherford. The old sewer main dates back to 1936 and needs to be replaced. 

Please be aware that beginning this month, Department of Water Management crews will install a new sewer main at the intersections of Argyle and Natoma and Argyle and Rutherford. The old sewer main dates back to 1936 and needs to be replaced. 

The annual Irving Park Community Food Pantry holiday drive is underway. The 2017 holiday toy distribution will take place on Wednesday, December 20, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, in the lower level of the Irving Park United Methodist Church at 3801 N. Keeler

...holiday classics, Charlie Brown Christmas and How the Grinch Stole Christmas, at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee. Filament adds its own special flare to these screening by having your favorite actors voice...

...from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the main fieldhouse at Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield. Tickets are available to purchase online and cost $15 for adults and $12 for children...

Save the date for Schurz High School’s Winter Holiday Family Event Tuesday, December 19, from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm at Carl Schurz High School, 3601 N. Milwaukee.

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.

Fri., Dec 15, 7 pm, St. Viator Parish, 4170 W. Addison. Get into the holiday spirit during theHandel’s Messiah and Holiday Music. Free.

Sat., Dec 16, 9 am, 17th District Community Room, 4650 N. Pulaski. Teens can discuss how they can fight crime during a Peer Jury – Youth Beat Meeting. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Sat., Dec. 16, noon-4 pm, Chicago Animal Care and Control, 2741 S. Western. Open your home to a cat or dog during the Home of the Holidays Adoption...

Sat., Dec 16, 2 pm, Portage-Cragin Branch, 5108 W. Belmont. The Unity Club Band of Lane Tech High School, under the guidance of Javier Payano, will play holiday favorites during a Holiday Concert.More info: 312-744-0152. Free.

Wed., Dec 20, 10 am, St. Bartholomew School, 4910 W. Addison. Children ages 2-4 are invited to join their parents or caregivers for Christmas Craft and Story Time. Please RSVP by Dec. 18: 773-282-9373.Free.

Wed., Dec 20. 5:30-7:30 pm, Wintrust Bank, 6336 N. Milwaukee. The Gladstone Park Chamber of Commerce hosts their Annual Holiday Party. Hors D’Oeuvres, wine, and beer. RSVP by Dec. 18 to Cathy Voight via email or at 773-756-6206. $15/person.

Thur., Dec 21, 6 pm, Harry’s on Elston, 5943 N. Elston. The Gladstone Park Neighborhood Association hosts their annual Holiday Party. Join friends, family, and neighbors to celebrate each other and enjoy the holiday season. Cost of purchases.

...doors open 5:30 pm, show at 7 pm,Our Lady of Victory Parish Hall, Laramie & Sunnyside. Our Lady of Victory presents Elvis Tribute, Featuring Ronnie Vegas. Admission includes beef sandwich, salad...

    December 16, 2017 Update
    Please note that due to the holidays, there is no Ward Night Dec. 19, Dec. 26, or Jan. 2. Ward Night will resume Jan. 9. I hope you enjoy the holidays. Jeff Park Winter Sunday Market Kicks Off Dec. 17 Are you in search of unique gifts for your loved ones this holiday season?
    http://ward45.org

Nov 15

Updated Dec 18

Found Cat Tabby with white chest and paws male

Grace and Narragansett Ave. Very affectionate. Checking tomorrow if microchipped. Posting on Lost Cats Illinois - Facebook as well. Very nice boy - was very hungry. I bathed his chest and paws so his picture might not be a very good representation. In my home tonight and my own cats are in the basement. Let me know if you or someone you know is missing this guy.

  • Hi Belmont Central - I did not bring my phone to work today so I am posting here instead - yes, I am avail Fri eve to meet. Cat is still recovering but should be better tomorrow. We can set up a time - what are you thinking?

  • Just a quick update for all --

    Met up with Bluebelle on Friday evening and took this boy home that day.
    He's a big 'ol sweetie, and we're still working on getting him and our resident kitty acclimated. So far so good! We are going to meet up again this Wednesday so Blue can see his new living arrangements and see how he's getting on.

Dec 14

Updated Dec 17

missing cat

our black cat, squidly, has been missing for a few days now. He is a partially outdoor cat and is extremely friendly/cuddly but also very playful and now that he's become partially outdoor is a rather avid hunter of mice and birds. He has been missing for almost a week and we are wondering if someone took him in right before the cold snap since he won't keep a collar on. We've seen him with families in front of our...

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our black cat, squidly, has been missing for a few days now. He is a partially outdoor cat and is extremely friendly/cuddly but also very playful and now that he's become partially outdoor is a rather avid hunter of mice and birds. He has been missing for almost a week and we are wondering if someone took him in right before the cold snap since he won't keep a collar on. We've seen him with families in front of our house (5200 block of cullom) on a number occasions winding between all the kids legs soaking up the attention.

If someone did take him in we appreciate it (although he will come back to our house if you let him out) but really we're most concerned with knowing whether or not he got hit by a car.

  • There is a guy trapping cats around Chicago and bringing them in to CACC over 40 in the beginning of this month. I understand the frustration of having a chipped pet and not being contacted if they are brought to a facility. I know they are very overwhelmed and it is possible that they may have overlooked some measures in their protocol. I really hope that your kitty is safe and sound!

  • Turns out it wasn't him. :(

Jun 20

Updated Dec 17

Six Corner's Portage Park

Anyone know if they are still building Aldi, Binny's, Starbucks, etc? There's so much potential for this intersection and neighborhood, why does it still look like an ghost town?

  • They've pushed their interviews back to late Dec, think I saw Dec 27, so I'd guess January at this point.

  • Jan 29 is the most recent date announced for Culver's opening. Not sure where I saw that.

Dec 17

Dec 12

Updated Dec 15

Vacant Lots

Hi Everyblock:

I am curious about udpates the following locations and can share what I know also.
1) Irving and Central: Was supposed to be a Starbucks. Sposato's assistant said it would not be built unless another business joins in for development on that lot. I am not sure who pursues clients-developers, Starbucks, aldermen?

2) Elly's Pancake House: I thought that was supposed to go near the Culver's, but do not see anything. Does anyone have an update?

3) Waveland...

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Hi Everyblock:

I am curious about udpates the following locations and can share what I know also.
1) Irving and Central: Was supposed to be a Starbucks. Sposato's assistant said it would not be built unless another business joins in for development on that lot. I am not sure who pursues clients-developers, Starbucks, aldermen?

2) Elly's Pancake House: I thought that was supposed to go near the Culver's, but do not see anything. Does anyone have an update?

3) Waveland /Central: My calls to Alderman Villegas have not been returned. I thought it was going to be a home for seniors, but not sure. Is there any update on this?

4) Six Corners: Same- not getting calls returned. I am guessing Sears will make announcements after their Q4 earnings come in so maybe developers are waiting to hear about that site also. Just not sure.

5) Central and Berteau: Mia's Gelato. It usually closes in the winter, but maybe the summer was not strong enough for them. They have a Brokerage sign on the window showing it's available for lease.

Dec 14

TOMORROW! FREE Photos with Santa Claus at Kilbourn Park!

The Kilbourn Park Advisory Council presents...
FREE Photos with Santa Claus
Friday, Dec. 15th, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
at the Kilbourn Park Field House
(3501 N Kilbourn Ave, Chicago, IL)
Bring Your OWN Camera!

Dec 10

Updated Dec 14

Garbage disposal

In the summer I was told by the Aldermans office that if I have stuff other than routine garbage (rugs, couch, tables, mattress etc). I was told to give them a few days advance notice. When I recently called, they now say that this stuff is no longer picked up and I would have to hire a private company. Does anyone else have this problem? I took rugs out and I don't know what to do with them.

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    Arena gave the right answer, thanks Katiie.

  • I took a little bit of everyone's advice. I called 311 and this morning they picked up the old carpeting. Thanks to everyone's input. Is great to be able to work with the community. .. May everyone have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year's.

Dec 06

Updated Dec 13

New to the area

Hi fellow Portage Park citizens. I just moved to the area 2 weeks ago and I look forward to living and engaging with the community.

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    Assumptions. Sometimes they are correct sometimes they arent.

  • Eric Pepeson NW-side deplorable, based-stickman, commie-crusher

    I heard Kekistan is a nice place to retire

Dec 13

Dec 12

Support Small Business in Neighborhood

I overheard that Bistro 6050 is open on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day normal hours as scheduled.
I tried the Nutella Shake and the Ferraro Rocher ice cream and it was delicious! If you havent tried it you have to go!!
6050 W. Irving Park

Dec 11

Updated Dec 12

Looking for tuck pointers

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

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