Jun 15

Updated 4 hours ago

Monarch Butterflies need "Common Milkweed"

For anyone interested in helping restore Monarchs by planting milkweed; not all milkweed offers full life-cycle Monarch support (not all gardeners/naturalists know the distinction). All types of milkweed will attract pollinators/butterflies.
But only Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) supports the full Monarch lifecycle; as the necessary food source for caterpillars of the Monarch butterfly that feast on its leaves.

Never saw the visitor to our garden, but we found its caterpillars! (pic)

  • Nessuno Government Blank Check.

    I hate to jinx this but, I'm still not seeing "any" aphids on my plants! Last year I was infested. So far I only saw a single, lonely milkweed beetle and that's been gone for awhile.

  • Nessuno, milkweed beetles (red beetles with black spots) kill milkweed plants. The adult beetles lay eggs in the soil at the plant base and the larva eat the milkweed roots. The darned beetle larva killed a few of our plants this year. Going to save some seeds this fall to plant in pots to harbor "free range" Monarch caterpillars inside (then put inside a net habitat for their butterfly stage). No beetles and great views.

2 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Street repavement question

Anyone know what the deal is with 4800 and 4900 block of Warwick street repavement? They had signs up for no parking the 5th-11th. They broke up the street. When I returned home from a trip yesterday, the 13th, I was expecting a new paved street, however it was just how I left it. The signs are the old signs as well, so wondering why it stopped and when it will be finished.

  • You know how the city works. Look how long it took them to finish Cicero. Hopefully it will be done soon.

  • Agnes Groeper Major of Major

    We have suffered the repaving problem for years to get the 2400 and 2700 blocks of N Mango repaved. Would you believe they did 2500 and 2600 which were cement and skipped 2400 and 2700, Whoever repaved Schubert from Central to Austin should be sued, It was a bad job to start with and is already cracking up, We need more housewives in City government to clean up the mess Any volunteers?

  • Nessuno Government Blank Check.

    Oriole between Belmont and Forest Preserve Dr. is plain concrete and has lasted for years! Of course, they don't wanna build them all that way. There would be no busy work for the over paid city employees.

13 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

EB may be leaving, but we're all still here. Let's start an EveryBlock (or whatever) sub-reddit!

hey all. i'm equally bummed about losing everyblock. i've become used to all the great input, feedback and dissenting opinions...even the varied responses to trolls. they enrich my morning. :)

so why give it up? surely some of you know about reddit.com. we can create a sub-reddit just for us. if we ALL hopped over to a new sub-reddit, then we wouldn't have to lose a thing. we could retain our anonymity. all we need are some basic posting rules...

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hey all. i'm equally bummed about losing everyblock. i've become used to all the great input, feedback and dissenting opinions...even the varied responses to trolls. they enrich my morning. :)

so why give it up? surely some of you know about reddit.com. we can create a sub-reddit just for us. if we ALL hopped over to a new sub-reddit, then we wouldn't have to lose a thing. we could retain our anonymity. all we need are some basic posting rules and a few moderators to oversee it. i'm happy to volunteer to get us started but would certainly appreciate some input from the EB regulars.

i haven't thought out the details, because i know we are all from different neighborhoods...but calling it chicago-northsiders or something comes to mind. there are already a couple of NWside sub-reddits, but they are vastly underused. we could at least just start one and see what happens.

your thoughts?

11 hours ago

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo.

Is This Your Lost Dog? #Chicago #IL #PortagePark (Irving Park Rd & Lavergne) Male Rottweiler.Black/Brown Call 847-915-2856. This dog is not for adoption - finder will only accept calls/from the actual owner .Found 07/16/2018. Cook County. 60641. To see this pet’s location on the Helping Lost Pets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pID=2464872 More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2464872

    Lost Dogs Illinois
    Is This Your Lost Dog? #Chicago #IL #PortagePark (Irving Park Rd & Lavergne) Male Rottweiler.Black/Brown Call 847-915-2856. This dog is not for adoption - finder will only accept calls/from the...
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2 days ago

FREE Microchip Event

Please come out to National Nite out Aug 7th and take advantage of the free microchips for your pets.

2 days ago

3 days ago

July 13, 2018 Update

On the heels of Fischmans Public House, 4060 N. Milwaukee, grand opening, three new businesses announced that they will open their doors in the Six Corners business district.

Junebug Cafe, 4944 W. Irving Park, will expand the culinary options available on the far northwest side. From meat pies to beignets, they will bring you all of your favorite Louisianan dishes. Make sure to follow them on Facebook for more updates on their opening date.

The Art House Gallery, 4910 W. Irving Park, recently relocated to Six Corners from Albany Park. On July 28, they will host a...

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Meet at the Jefferson Park fieldhouse, 4822 N. Milwaukee, at 9 am and then head off to three northwest side taco joints. Make sure to bring some money for lunch, a bike lock, and a hungry appetite!

Concordia Day, 3696 N. Milwaukee, is an early learning center for infants through 5 years old. They offer individualized care...

For connections with the #53 Pulaski bus, board/exit buses at the corner of Pulaski and Irving Park road, located 1.5-blocks east of the Irving Park Road station entrances. #N53 Pulaski...

The workshop will take place on Monday, July 16, from 10 am to 4 pm in the annex space at the Copernicus Center, 5214 W. Lawrence.

Rosedale Park, 6312 W. Rosedale, will host a Dog Pool Party on Saturday, July 28, from 10-11:30 am.

The event will take place on Saturday, August 4, from 1-5 pm in the parking lot at St. Viator Church, located at 3644 N. Kedvale. Tickets start at $60 and can be purchased online.

Join the community on Saturday, August 4, from 3-7 pm at Keeler Gardens, 3631 N. Keeler, for an afternoon filled with pollinators, the plants that support them, and highlights of upcoming...

The free adoption event runs through July 31. They are open for adoptions from noon to 6 pm daily and they’re located at 2741 S. Western. Free parking is available.

A local favorite, Delightful Pastries (5927 W. Lawrence), is in the running to be named the Sweetest Bakery in Ameria. Help them gain local and national recognition by voting for them.

Children can receive free healthy lunches during their summer break in the social center at St. Cornelius Church, 5430 W. Foster.

Fri., July 13, 6-8 pm, Athletic Field Park, 3546 W. Addison. Professional dancers present a family-friendly concert of modern, jazz, and contemporary dance styles and showcase local youth dance programs duringDance in the Parks. Free.

Fri., July 13, dusk, Gladstone Park, 5421 N. Menard. Gladstone Park hosts Despicable Me 3 as a part of the Movies in the Parks series. Gather your friends, family, snacks, and blankets and enjoy this free family-friendly movie. Free.

Sun., July 15, 10 am-2 pm, Portage Park, 4100 N. Long. Vendors gather on the NW corner of Long and Irving Park to offer locally grown...

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

Tue., July 17, 6:30 pm, Eden United Church of Christ, 5051 W. Gunnison. Learn about Americans’ financial challenges and enjoy a light dinner during the documentary showing of...

Wed., July 18, 7 pm, 16th District Police Station, Community Room, 5151 N. Milwaukee. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1623 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 45th Ward map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

Wed., July 18, 7 pm, 17th District Police Station, Community Room, 4650 N. Pulaski. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1722-1723 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 45th Ward map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Thur., July 19, 9 am-4 pm, Navy Pier, Festival Hall B, 600 E. Grand. The Mayor’s Office for Person’s with Disabilities (MOPD) is hosting an Access Chicago exposition. Register & more info: online. Free.

Thur., July 19, 2-4 pm, Jefferson Park Branch Library, 5363 W. Lawrence. Children ages 5 and up are invited to construct with LEGO, play Giant Word Winder, or enjoy a board game with family and friends at the library’s Let’s Play event. This program is offered every Thursday through August 30. Free.

Fri., July 20, Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield. The Independence Park Advisory Council hosts Jumanji as a part of the Movies in the Parks series. Gather your friends, family, snacks, and blankets and enjoy this free family-friendly movie. Free.

Sun., July 22, 9:30 am-1:30 pm, Jefferson Memorial Park, 4822 N. Long. Support your favorite vendors and purchase locally grown food at the Jefferson Park Sunday Market...

Mon., July 23, 5 pm, Gidley Management Group, 4210 W. Irving Park. Old Irving Park and Independence Park area businesses are invited to attend an Old Irving Park Chamber of Commerce Steering Committee Meeting. For more information or to RSVP, call 312-750-1200 or email organizers. Free.

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

Wed., July 25, dusk, Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn. Kilbourn Park hosts Mi Mundial as a part of the Movies in the Parks series. Gather your friends, family, snacks, and blankets and enjoy this free family-friendly movie. This movie is in Spanish but will have English subtitles. Free.

Sat., July 28, 1 pm, Habetler Bowl, 5250 N. Northwest Highway. Are you looking for a fun, new hobby? Or interested in picking up an old...

Tue., July 31, 7 pm, Pasta D’Arte, 6311 N. Milwaukee. Meet neighbors and get involved in your community during the Gladstone Park Neighborhood Association monthly meeting. More info: online. Free.

    July 13, 2018 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Bike 45 is back and they're planning their first outing on Sunday, July 15. Meet at the Jefferson Park fieldhouse, 4822 N. Milwaukee, at 9 am and then head off to three northwest side taco joints. Make sure to bring some money for lunch, a bike lock, and a hungry appetite!
    http://ward45.org

3 days ago

3 New Six Corners Businesses

On the heels of Fischmans Public House, 4060 N. Milwaukee, grand opening, three new businesses announced that they will open their doors in the Six Corners business district.

Junebug Cafe, 4944 W. Irving Park, will expand the culinary options available on the far northwest side. From meat pies to beignets, they will bring you all of your favorite Louisianan dishes. Make sure to follow them on Facebook for more updates on their opening date.

The Art House Gallery, 4910 W. Irving Park, recently relocated to Six Corners from Albany Park. On July 28, they will host a...

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Concordia Day, 3696 N. Milwaukee, is an early learning center for infants through 5 years old. They offer individualized care...

    3 New Six Corners Businesses
    On the heels of Fischmans Public House, 4060 N. Milwaukee, grand opening, three new businesses announced that they will open their doors in the Six Corners business district.
    http://ward45.org

3 days ago

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Found Dog

Sharing.....let's find his owner!

  • Weebis Politically Incorrect Thought Criminal

    I would've adopted that dog in a heartbeat.

  • Sher Jeff Park resident since 72'

    A HUGE THANKS to 16th for taking the time and initative to take these lost dogs in to safety and try their best to reunite before turning them in. It's awesome to see this has really helped many animals be reunited with their owners.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Pro gun rally

Did anyone attend the pro gun rally downtown Saturday.

  • Unless you are ignorant of history, you should all care about it.

  • Clearly not significant if only 35 people showed up.

5 days ago

Alderman John Arena shared Six Corners Associ...

Six Corners welcomes its newest addition, Junebug Cafe, at 4944 W. Irving Park. They’ll be bringing you all your favorite Louisianan dishes, from meat pies to beignets, further enriching and diversifying the culinary options on the far northwest side.

    Six Corners Association
    Meet Junebug Cafe - the newest addition coming to Six Corners at 4944 W. Irving Park Rd.! Rooted in the rich culinary tradition of northern Louisiana, Junebug Cafe's menu will focus on speciality...
    https://www.facebook.com

Jul 08

Updated 5 days ago

Motorcycle Running Wild?

Early this Sunday morning from around 3 - 4 am, I heard a motorcycle or motorcycles racing around the streets somewhere around Monitor, Menard and Cullom (4200 N, 5700 W). While I could not see what was making the noise, I could hear it.

Did anyone else in the area notice this too?

Not sure what to do since I could not call the police and give them specifics.

Thanks.

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

    donor cycles? LOL.
    Perhaps there should be a law, if you get a motorcycle license, you automatically sign up as an organ donor in case of motorcycle accident.

  • My thanks to everyone who made a comment and I appreciate the "thumbs up" notices.

    Our family loves living in Portage Park. And it's still a relatively safe community compared to much of Chicago.

    To help keep it that way, I would encourage all of us to consider:

    1. Calling...

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    My thanks to everyone who made a comment and I appreciate the "thumbs up" notices.

    Our family loves living in Portage Park. And it's still a relatively safe community compared to much of Chicago.

    To help keep it that way, I would encourage all of us to consider:

    1. Calling the police for obvious activities they should address (e.g. people doing drugs in their cars, sitting on residential areas in cars playing loud music at night)

    2. When you see graffiti on your block (e.g. even on back of street signs) call or use an online form to get it cleaned up.

    3. When you have an ongoing issue where calling 911 might not be appropriate (e.g. the bad folks are not around long enough for the police to deal with them or fireworks going off two weeks before or after July 4th) call the District 16 Caps office (312) 742-4521 and ask them how to handle these concerning, yet not alarming matters.

    I've done all three of the above, more time than I would like. However, it does seem to work.

    Thanks.

Jul 05

Updated 5 days ago

Recycling

To the person in the condo who loaded up our two recycling cans with their junk (A lot of which was not recyclable): We took all that stuff and placed in our garbage bins that were picked up by the city today.

It was strangely statisfying. Also, we know who you are.

  • Penelope - perhaps you meant to respond to another thread - but using a hand held fan to move the flies away from your milkweedworks quite well. I use a large 'dance prop' fan.

  • JeffyPark Counting the days until the Apocalypse

    We are all so blessed.

Jun 23

Updated 5 days ago

THE POINT "The Point"

Does anyone know the general feelings from the community regarding the senior housing project? Were there more neighbors for or against this idea?

  • Daniel D

    "Wait until people realize that the Sears building was full of lead based paint and asbestos when it was built. There's probably going to be a second, bigger hole in Six Corners soon."

    Ooh, good call. This should be interesting.

  • There are great breakfast places in the area! We love Nick's Hi Ho which is a little south of Six Corners. Burgundy is great too on Irving. Also, don't forget Fannie's - she is great because the food changes often. We ate at Fischmans and the food was fantastic - try the avocado bomb and the PBJ with bacon!

Jul 08

Updated 5 days ago

DA(M)N RYAN SHUTDOWN 2018

Fr. Michel Pfleger, pastor at St. Sabina's Catholic Church on the south side of Chicago pulled off a miracle-of-sorts with a peaceful protest, which shut down the NB lanes of the Dan Ryan for 3 hours today, July 7, 2018, against violence & the marginalization of disenfranchised Chicagoans most affected...

Pfleger gives no quarter to those who deny his parishioners' peaceful demand for attention to this most important issue.

Chicago Police Dept. Chief Eddie Johnson is the hero of the...

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Fr. Michel Pfleger, pastor at St. Sabina's Catholic Church on the south side of Chicago pulled off a miracle-of-sorts with a peaceful protest, which shut down the NB lanes of the Dan Ryan for 3 hours today, July 7, 2018, against violence & the marginalization of disenfranchised Chicagoans most affected...

Pfleger gives no quarter to those who deny his parishioners' peaceful demand for attention to this most important issue.

Chicago Police Dept. Chief Eddie Johnson is the hero of the day - He parted the Red Sea of "red tape" of politics & legal BS by asserting his higher jurisdiction over defending "the People" in the march to protect them against harm & to insure the People's message is heard and all are safe. While the State Police may have the duty to protect the highway - he had a higher sworn duty to protect the People themselves.

In the end not one person was arrested. In the end not one person acted in a non-peaceful way. This was all accomplished without a single permit application or issuance.

Videos from WGN-TV, which covered the event, show fist-bumps & hugs abounded between the marchers & Chicago police rank & file members who stood alongside to protect citizens in their right to be civil disobediants...

At least for TODAY, the Chicago Police Department and the People of Chicago were finally on the same side against the war-mongers who try to divide them!

THIS IS NOT THE 1968 DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION - HALLELUJAH!

Mayor Rahm Emanuel was very "late to the party". His previous comments showed his opposition to this march. Does this show his lack of backbone or political worries as his underlings take the lead on the inevitable?

Illinois state politicians in Springfield (democrats and republicans) continue to be “officially” silent before and in the wake of this peaceful protest march.

Next up... Who’s gonna vote for whom?

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-dan-ryan-pfleger-violence-protest-20180706-story.html

  • Father Greg God knows what you did...

    Yes Craig, it was "one sided" (only the Northbound lanes) -Wink!

  • OParker Native Chicagoan

    political hoi polli . getting close to election..schools are getting attention, PD is getting officers and suddenly Rahm believes people have a right to protest. As I recall Rahm was the one to push rulings to prevent people from marching and protest downtown because it was some type of health/safety issue. He needs to be removed..time is up ...before we end up with another 20 year Daley that totally sells us out and then jumps ship.

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Jul 07

Lost cat?

I came home a few minutes ago and saw a calico cat on the parkway. I ran inside to get some food and water and she was gone when I got back. If anyone's looking for a pretty little calico, I saw her in the 5700 block of West Patterson.

Jun 11

Updated Jul 07

Found dog near Portage Park

Sharing from fb post, contact finder in original post.

  • Weebis Politically Incorrect Thought Criminal

    I'm guessing no microchip, huh?

    Hopefully, his next forever home guardian will be more conscientious.

  • Microchipping : It is the size of a rice kernel. It is injected under the skin. If you go to the reduced cost clinics the city and wards sponsor it is usually a promotion that is free. Free? Yes. Even the minimal cost of 15.00 is so worth it if...

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    Microchipping : It is the size of a rice kernel. It is injected under the skin. If you go to the reduced cost clinics the city and wards sponsor it is usually a promotion that is free. Free? Yes. Even the minimal cost of 15.00 is so worth it if there is not a promotion.. I don't understand why a guardian would not do this for the sake of your animal. More info is available on line about this procedure. Two seconds to do this is worth the life time bonds of your pet.
    Spay and neuter your pet it does help in wandering.

Jun 30

Updated Jul 06

Streets and Sanitation

I was wondering if anyone knows of how dispose of an old love seat with Streets and Sanitation in the 60630 district? Thanks!

  • Lisa New Portage Park Neighbor

    Thank you everyone for your advise :) I had called 311 and they gave me the number to my alderman's office for a pick up request but no one answered. I did read that a call is preferred but you may leave items out by your garbage on pick up day and they will dispose of it. My love seat was picked up today by Streets and Sanitation :) I appreciate their services!

  • I had some really old, half-dead bushes in front of my house cut down and the debris was left on the parkway. I went to the alderman's office (Ald. Villagas) to ask if the city would pick it up, as hauling it out to the alley would have been a monumental task for me. I received a call from the ward superintendent shortly thereafter, and a week later the debris was picked up. I thought I should post something positive for a change!

Jul 06

Portage Park Running Club?

Hi Everyone - I know that this has been posted/attempted in the past few years but I'd like to take a shot at starting some sort of running club at Portage Park. I see lots of runners out there by themselves - why not start a club and make some friends in the process?

I'm envisioning something that welcomes and accommodates runners of all fitness levels. I don't want to set a course and make everyone stick to a certain...

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Hi Everyone - I know that this has been posted/attempted in the past few years but I'd like to take a shot at starting some sort of running club at Portage Park. I see lots of runners out there by themselves - why not start a club and make some friends in the process?

I'm envisioning something that welcomes and accommodates runners of all fitness levels. I don't want to set a course and make everyone stick to a certain pace. That can be intimadating for slower runners and infuriating for faster runners. Since most people tend to run laps around the perimeter of Portage Park (1 lap of the outer perimeter = 1 mile), I'd like to do something where we all meet up beforehand, determine how long we'd like to go for, and then run as many laps as we can during that time and just fall in with groups of runners who are going at a similar pace. Perhaps we can even find a nearby place where we can have a post-run beer.

Is anyone interested? If so, I'll get this going.

Jul 05

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