1 hour ago

"The Point"

Can anyone give me some information regarding the proposed senior housing project at six corners? What was the feeling of our neighbors at the meeting last night?

2 hours ago

Roof repair

I know there was a recent post about roofers but I can't seem to find it. Is a permit needed for this and does anybody have recommendations of people that they have used who are reputable. Thanks in advance.

26 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Starbucks at Irving Park and Central

Does anyone know when they are going to break ground at the old Saturn lot? The location at Lawrence and Central is moving along nicely.

  • I called on that late last year. I think it was something like Starbucks won't build without another tenant there or something like that. It wasn't clear whether Starbucks, alderman, or current property owner pursues the tenant. It's been so long, I'm guessing it has fallen through.

  • The deal is dead

  • I can't say that I am disappointed.

3 days ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Obama-Land Fiasco Worsens - Chicago Taxpayers Now Face $224 Million Bill

Obama-Land Fiasco Worsens - Chicago Taxpayers Now Face $224 Million Bill
Authored by Mark Glennon via Wirepoints.com, The taxpayer bill for the Obama Center to be built on Chicago's Southside now appears to be $224 million, not $172 million as initially reported, and it's certainly not privately funded as initially promised.
https://www.zerohedge.com

  • Many here have probably not read the actual article due to the bad link. Let me clarify. Besides the $174 million set aside by the Illinois general assembly, they also "snuck" in a PROPERTY TAX INCREASE! Yes indeed! That is where this extra money is going to come from.

  • And if you oppose this project, you are labeled a racist. Can't win against this city.

2 days ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Man shot while riding bike on Irving Park and Mango

Anyone knows more details about this incident?

  • My fellow Chicagoans, we are under siege by the progressive ideology. Please see it for what it is. Bad people/thugs crime minded people will never change nor do they want to change. We must once again become tough on crime all the way through to the court system. Impeach the judges who are not keeping the criminals locked up or giving them light sentences.

  • WhoooDat, I agree with you wholeheartedly on your above statement but wanted to inform you that it's more the County President who is being relaxed on crime, not so much the Judges, they are basically ordered what to do by Prickwinkle, who orders the Prosecutors, the Chief Judge (Evans) who...

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    WhoooDat, I agree with you wholeheartedly on your above statement but wanted to inform you that it's more the County President who is being relaxed on crime, not so much the Judges, they are basically ordered what to do by Prickwinkle, who orders the Prosecutors, the Chief Judge (Evans) who in turns orders his Judges on what to do, it's all about saving Cook County Tax payers $ because it costs too much to house detainees at the jail awaiting for trial, meanwhile while back on the Street, these people have a habit of finding themselves back in trouble with the law again, because that's generally all they know what to do, is break it!!! Mental Health is an other problem as well, the State has cut so much $ and closed so many facilities that it's everyman for themselves out there!!!

33 hours ago

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    NEW DORMER AT THE 2ND FLOOR TO INCLUDE M.E.P.PLUMBING FIXTURES REPLACEMENT AND KITCHEN CABINETS REPLACEMENT AS PER PLANS**CERTIFIED CORRECTIONS- - SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS & AUDIT **

    5212 W. Berenice Ave. Issued June 19, 2018 Comment

2 days ago

Updated 47 hours ago

Swastikas at Kilbourn Park

Hello,

It deeply saddens to me to notify everyone that on Sunday June 17 a number of swastika, white nationalist, anti refugee, and generally hateful stickers with razor blades hidden underneath were found at and around Kilbourn Park.

Majority of these were removed by community members and myself in the presence of police officers. Over TEN razor blades were located under the stickers, so that should anyone attempt to remove these stickers, the potential for harm was present. These were...

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Hello,

It deeply saddens to me to notify everyone that on Sunday June 17 a number of swastika, white nationalist, anti refugee, and generally hateful stickers with razor blades hidden underneath were found at and around Kilbourn Park.

Majority of these were removed by community members and myself in the presence of police officers. Over TEN razor blades were located under the stickers, so that should anyone attempt to remove these stickers, the potential for harm was present. These were within the playground perimeter as well.

Police have asked that if more stickers of this nature are found to please call Area North headquarters at (312) 744-8263 with the location of the stickers and state that you are calling to report more stickers of a hateful nature to add to the already existing report from Kilbourn park on 6/17/18.

At this time they requested that they not be removed so that an officer may come evidence the sticker and potentially collect prints.

Currently, there are still stickers within the park that have not been removed and I intend to call the authorities today to inquire why they have not been taken down. Additionally, municipal stop signs at Kenneth and Roscoe still have stickers as well as a pedestrian yield sign at 3342 Kostner.

Thank you for your attention and awareness of this event.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

http://nadignewspapers.com/2018/05/25/committee-honors-man-for-his-bravery-hears-report-on-gunsh

Wow! Gang activity in both Dickinson and Jefferson Parks.

Gang-related drive-by shooting at 2:45 in the afternoon in front of the Jefferson Park CTA terminal.

Reelect John Arena for 45th Ward alderman 😱😩🤕😲

2 days ago

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

10-story building planned for former site of ornate bank at Six Corners

Alderman Arena will hold a community meeting on former bank site at Six Corners at 6:30 pm Thursday, June 21, at the Filament Theater, 4041 N Milwaukee Ave. The planned 10-story building has been in the works for at least a year and most of the 265 units would be for assisted living, including memory care. http://nadignewspapers.com/2018/06/17/photo-gives-a-glimpse-into-the-history-of-the-parcel-targeted-for-senior-living-at-six-corners/

    Photo gives a glimpse into the history of the parcel targeted for senior living at Six Corners - Nadig Newspapers - Northwest Side Local Newspapers
    by BRIAN NADIG A recently released photograph from the Northwest Chicago Historical Society shows the ornate bank which once stood at Six Corners and where a 10-story assisted and independent senior living complex is now planned.
    http://nadignewspapers.com
  • Resident Live in the 45th

    I am a little confused. Are the plans for a retail space no longer moving forward and this housing plan is taking its place, or are both plans moving forward and will be done in conjunction?

  • Resident, it looks like it'll be 10 stories, 9 of which will be senior housing, and the ground floor will be Aldi (so they say) and maybe a few other retail tenants. Knowing how well they've filled the other retail space in the area (it's desolate at 6 corners), I doubt there'll be anything more than an Aldi's there.

Jun 15

Updated 4 days 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)

  • Really, I think the firefly population has recovered somewhat from the 1970's when they had kids catching them, putting them in sandwich bags, freezing them, then sending them or taking them to someplace where scientists were studying them. When I was about 9 or 10 EVERY kid in our neighborhood...

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    Really, I think the firefly population has recovered somewhat from the 1970's when they had kids catching them, putting them in sandwich bags, freezing them, then sending them or taking them to someplace where scientists were studying them. When I was about 9 or 10 EVERY kid in our neighborhood wanted to "help scientists" and we decimated the population of fireflies in the area. After those years you'd see maybe 10 or 20 fireflies at dusk. I suspect it was pretty much the same all through the region.

    Anyway, last summer I went outside right at dusk and the yard was blinking with literally thousands of fireflies. So beautiful. Made my heart glad.

    I never saw flocks of monarchs, but as a kid saw many, and the caterpillars too, and many other kinds of butterflies that I don't see anymore. Now I might see one or two monarchs a season, and hardly any other kind of butterfly except those little white ones. Makes me sad.

    Don't know a thing about the junebug... :-)

  • In addition to Common Milkweed for Monarchs, there are other butterfly-species-specific plantings that help support other pollinators. Wild blue lupine is the only food for the 'Karner Blue' butterfly's caterpillar. Wild blue lupine is native and quite attractive. And a number of common full-sun plants serve as host for Eastern...

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    In addition to Common Milkweed for Monarchs, there are other butterfly-species-specific plantings that help support other pollinators. Wild blue lupine is the only food for the 'Karner Blue' butterfly's caterpillar. Wild blue lupine is native and quite attractive. And a number of common full-sun plants serve as host for Eastern Swallowtail butterflies -- the Fennel family (finocchio is cool.
    [*keep fennel segregated; it spreads]), dill, parsley, and rue.

    Karner blue info:
    https://www.fws.gov/Midwest/endangered/insects/kbb/lupine.html
    Swallowtail info:
    https://texasbutterflyranch.com/2014/07/01/how-to-raise-eastern-swallowtail-butterflies-at-home/

    Be patient watching for lightning bugs this year. Remember we had a long, cold Spring, even the plants are a few weeks off their regular schedule!

5 days ago

Happy Father's Day

To all the men that have tucked their kids in, gave them a hug when they needed it, encouraged them when no one else did, taught them and continue to teach them about life, respect and what it means to have unconditional love.
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!

Jun 11

Updated 5 days ago

Found dog near Portage Park

Sharing from fb post, contact finder in original post.

Jun 06

Updated 6 days ago

Firefighter kneels before football game

Has anyone seen a public statement from Ald. Sposato or Napolitano about this? I know I saw a picture of them at the game.

What do people think of this?

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/black-firefighter-takes-knee-at-charity-football-game-cpd-cfd-garry-mccarthy-anger/

    Black firefighter takes heat after taking knee at police-fire football game
    A political and emotional brush fire is smoldering within a grieving Chicago Fire Department over a national anthem protest that marred a charity football game dedicated to the memory of two fallen Chicago heroes.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com
  • No, the NFL doesn't. They have banned personnel from kneeling if they are on the field for the national anthem. Which itself is a joke since the NFL takes money for those "patriotic" displays. Can't people find something else to get their panties in a bunch over? Who cares if someone kneels or doesn't kneel for the flag?

  • Chris, patriots care, freedom loving citizens care, widowed spouse of military veterans care. The point is that NFL management are hypocrites, and this display of disrespect is irreverent, unnecessary, unacceptable, and intolerable to many.

Jun 15

Jun 06

Updated Jun 13

Looking for a handy man

I need a bunch of small repairs done on my house that no contractor is interested in.

The small back porch needs to be replaced and my garage door opener is messed up.

Anyone in the neighborhood do small jobs for people? I'm close to Irving Park and Laramie.

  • Brad-Sure, please send me your info to pass along. Check my profile for email

  • OD

    Brad,

    I should be able take care of some of those things for you. My name is Oliver and my cell is 312.218.6197

Jun 13

Jun 06

Updated Jun 12

    Affordable housing in the Far Northwest Side: A tale of two projects
    The economic bustle in and around O'Hare International Airport yields a strong job market for working-class Chicagoans, a market that's only going to get stronger when O'Hare's long-awaited expansion starts. Plenty of mass transit, including the Blue Line and an array of CTA bus routes, connects Far Northwest Side neighborhoods with the rest of the city.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • Weebis Politically Incorrect Thought Criminal

    Anytime. Anyplace. Just for drill.

  • Weebis Politically Incorrect Thought Criminal

    RR, yeah Clarence page is on the fibune' editorial board, and we all know how conservative and right-leaning his is 😛

    The fibune supports open borders and is no friend of the 2nd Amendment. They don't provide descriptions of perps, unless their hand is called by blogs like second city...

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    RR, yeah Clarence page is on the fibune' editorial board, and we all know how conservative and right-leaning his is 😛

    The fibune supports open borders and is no friend of the 2nd Amendment. They don't provide descriptions of perps, unless their hand is called by blogs like second city cop and/or crime in wrigleyville and boys town.

    Every poll done in the last 3 decades have shown the the msm vote 90%+ for the democrats, and have overwhelmingly liberal attitudes on social issues.

    You'd have to go back to the mid-1990's to have a foot to stand on deeming the fibune "conservative," especially their editorial board.

Jun 12

Jun 09

Updated Jun 11

Suspected gang member shot early Friday in the 16th District

A suspected gang member was shot in his right bicep at 2 a.m. Friday, June 8, while he was walking in the 5000 block of West Newport Avenue, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
The man reported that 4 gunshots were fired from a passing vehicle, which was described as an older model, dark-colored Ford Taurus, according to police.
He also told officers that he ran when the shots started and that he was a block away when he noticed his wound, police said.

  • Heard on Ch2 news that nearly 20 shooting injuries over this past wknd involved gang-related 'victims' who are NOT cooperating with police investigations.
    Great people to have around, surely (sarc).
    Kinda have to agree w/CHB in spirit.

  • Weebis Politically Incorrect Thought Criminal

    Last night in the vicinity of Irving Park and St. Louis another choirboy way shot through the forearm.

    He was obviously a gang banger, because when the dispatcher asked his condition the copper said, " he will live to be shot at again." Gallows humor at its best.

Jun 11

Designer-owned bungalow in Portage Park wants $390K

5230 W. Dakin Street, Chicago IL [NextHome Elite]

    Own this designer-owned bungalow in Portage Park for $390K
    While Chicago's Portage Park neighborhood is known for its healthy supply of well-maintained, turn-of-the-century bungalows, this particular example stands out from the crowd with its sunny interior and bohemian meets midcentury modern vibe. Built in 1913, the Dakin Street property acted as owner Layne Jones Postillion's blank canvas and muse.
    https://chicago.curbed.com

Jun 04

Updated Jun 10

Rooster Crowing

Has anyone else been bothered by the noise of a rooster crowing all day long in the area? I don't know precisely where this rooster is located, but it's pretty much driving me crazy just as would the sound of an incessantly barking dog. I have no problem with people owning roosters or chickens in the city, but there needs to be some consideration for the noise, and I believe there are humane and inexpensive ways to reduce the noise...

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Has anyone else been bothered by the noise of a rooster crowing all day long in the area? I don't know precisely where this rooster is located, but it's pretty much driving me crazy just as would the sound of an incessantly barking dog. I have no problem with people owning roosters or chickens in the city, but there needs to be some consideration for the noise, and I believe there are humane and inexpensive ways to reduce the noise a rooster is able to make.

I don't want to call the police, because they have much more important things to be dealing with than a silly rooster, but has anyone else been bothered by this? I'd be more than happy to help it's owner make a rooster collar for it, if they were willing.

Any advice or guidance for dealing with something like this would be appreciated.

  • So the rooster isnt crowing

    Its screaming for help

  • CL

    I believe the ordinance is that an officer has to witness the noise or you have to collect signatures from three neighbors confirming the nuisance. I can’t imagine getting three signatures would be a problem, I just have no idea what to do with them. I guess take them and file a report with the police?

Jun 10

Lost Dog Portage Park!

Going today June 10th at 4 pm. Brown pit mix. Puppy. Found near central and Byron st. Have dog in my possession. Please message.

Jun 08

Updated Jun 09

Wouldn't this be great for the Point site until something gets developed.

Instead of leaving a vacant parcel of land which they demolished buildings on to make way for the Equinox Hotel, Midwest Related set up a pop up market with shipping containers until they are able to start construction. This is what responsible developers do. HINT HINT Clark Street. Granted Clark Street would have to fill in that hole!

https://chicago.curbed.com/2018/6/7/17427132/west-loop-pop-up-box-shops-equinox-related

    Pop-up container market comes to West Loop's Restaurant Row
    Before Chicago's Equinox Hotel breaks ground in the Fulton Market District, the vacant site of the proposed 680-foot tower will host a temporary retail market housed in repurposed shipping containers. Starting on Friday, June 15, the lot at 725 W. Randolph Street will provide a rotating roster of local entrepreneurs and business with a chance to sell and test-out products.
    https://chicago.curbed.com

Jun 05

Updated Jun 08

Lost Kitty

Our cat, Buzz, got out of the house this morning and we have been unable to locate him. On LeClaire between Berteau and Belleplaine. He is VERY friendly and unfortunately was not wearing his collar. He will come to his name (Buzz) when called. If anyone sees him please let us know. He is all gray - and has long fur with green eyes. We already miss him dearly and hope he returns by the end of the day.

Jun 08

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo.

Lost! #Chicago #IL #PortagePark (Byron & Lavergne) Ray - Female Pit Bull. Tan. Call 773-317-2618. Friendly. Cook County. 60641. Missing 06/08/2018. To see Ray’s location on the Helping Lost Pets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pID=2381176 More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2381176

    Lost Dogs Illinois
    Lost! #Chicago #IL #PortagePark (Byron & Lavergne) Ray - Female Pit Bull. Tan. Call 773-317-2618. Friendly. Cook County. 60641. Missing 06/08/2018. To see Ray's location on the Helping Lost Pets...
    https://www.facebook.com

Jun 08

Jun 06

Updated Jun 07

Has Anyone Else Seen or Found any Dead Bats?

I came across either a dead of dying small grayish brown bat on the 4300 block of Lavergne I called 311, and was in formed that Animal Control would be immediately dispatched. The operator said they consider bats a priority because they can carry rabies.

A few years back, the area received a post card in the mail from a government agency (CACC?) that a bat in the neighborhood had tested positive for rabies.

  • Sam

    I have never found a dead bat, but I see them flying every day. There’s a bat colony on the rooftop of a building by me. They come come out around 7pm and just fly in circles.

  • IMHO Been here long enough to know

    I here they found several around 35th and Shields in Bridgeport.

Jun 04

Updated Jun 06

Need Advice

Took in a stray who turned out to be pregnant. I have five kittens now that need a good home. They ate two months and a half months old, litter trained and eat solid cat food. I don't want to take them to a shelter.

  • Yes please email me mjjohnsono1201@hotmail.com. I prefer not to post my phone.

    PAWS Lurie clinic does offer low cost spay/neuter and shots. I've used them before when I rescued a pregnant stray. All the kittens went to good homes and the stray mommy did too!

  • Oh shoot - a typo on the email. It's mjjohnson1201@hotmail.com

Jun 03

Updated Jun 06

City service

Is there a service that the city has to cut a seniors lawn I would but I could hardly cut my own.

Jun 05

Jun 01

Updated Jun 04

Any recommendations for a insured and licensed master electrician who has experience

Any recommendations for a insured and licensed master electrical contractor who has experience replacing old cloth covered tube and knob wires? Thank you

Jun 04

Found keys

On Sunday, June 3rd we found a set of keys on Long near the intersection with Byron There are two non-key items on it if you can identify it the keys are yours otherwise we will take it to the police department on Millwaukee. Thanks!

Jun 03

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May 28

Updated Jun 01

Found Cat?

This very sweet, very personable cat has recently been hanging around Grace St. between Lamon and Cicero. Does s/he belong to anyone? Has a collar with a bell on it but no ID. Contact me if you know who this is!

  • Thank you Phil. Wow, that was some time ago. You did a good thing. God bless.

  • Possums are good to have around. They eat mice and bugs.

Jun 01

May 31

Car Dirty? Come get your car washed. Saturday, June 2nd 9AM to 1 PM

Car Dirty? Come get your car washed.
Saturday, June 2nd
9AM to 1 PM

St Pascal Boy Scout Troop 815
Car Wash Fundraiser
St Pascal Church Parking Lot
Moody & Irving Park Rd

May 10

Updated May 31

My nephews dog is lost

If seen please call 312- 428- 0024. Ran out of yard from 5400 west Bernice ave Thank very much in advance.

  • Normas Cragin area

    ***Listens by his name Brownie***

  • I hate to say it, but he definitely needs a trim. He actually looks abused by his looks. Hope you find him or found him and take him to a groomer, PLEASE!!

May 31

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