Jun 16

Updated 13 hours ago

Jeff Park Affordable Housing Opponent John Garrido Caught Violating City Ethics Law

John Garrido (CPD Lt. John Garrido/Former losing 45th Ward aldermanic candidate John Garrido/Leading outspoken opponent of the Jefferson Park affordable housing project John Garrido/(Likely) fake EveryBlock name-user John Garrido) VIOLATED the city's Ethics ordinance, per a report released June 15,2017: See the list of names, John Garrido is number 28, on the list linked from this 6/15/17 City Press Release:
https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/ethics/provdrs/statements_of_financialinterests/news/2017/june/FIS-Viol-2017.html
"June 15, 2017
Employees and Officials Who Did Not Timely File Statements of Financial Interests

Employees and Officials who violated the Ethics Ordinance for failure to timely file 2017 Statements of Financial Interests"

    City of Chicago :: Employees and Officials Who Did Not Timely File Statements of Financial Interests
    Businesses & Professionals Artists & Entertainers Builders Caregivers Contractors Cultural Organizations Developers Educators Existing Businesses Food Service Establishments
    https://www.cityofchicago.org
  • How do i get in on 30% of my income for housing?

    If I had that available to me, I could actually afford a reasonable car payment to get to my job safely instead of driving my 2003 vehicle that's on life support.

  • @cubshawkbears, my car is early 90's so I feel your pain, I call it "the crate"

26 hours ago

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3 days ago

Updated 43 hours ago

Doorbell Ringing Near Milwuakee and Kildare

Has anyone's doorbells been ringing from 1 am to for 4 am lately? My family and I are quite worried about this incident. There was no banging of doors, but the doorbells were just at it.

  • Has this happened more than once? Do you have a wireless doorbell? After I installed one I bought at Home Depot, my doorbell would ring but there’d be no one on my porch. I was perplexed for months until I noticed that every time this happened there was someone at the door on my neighbor’s porch across the street. Their wireless doorbell was apparently set to the same frequency so whenever someone pushed their doorbell, it rang at my house.

  • Same here with the wireless doorbell. We had to finally get rid of ours, after we realized it rang everytime there was someone at the door of the house across the street from us. Hope that is all it is for you. If not, I would be installing cameras.

Feb 16

Updated 43 hours ago

Portage Theater

I heard it was going to close. However the website shows bookings through April I walked by there tonight and everything has been stripped from the lobby..the chandelier, the vintage movie posters, the concession stand...all gone.

  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    I went by whats left of the colony theatre at 59th and Kedzie the top of the marquee has small plants growing out of at

  • Silent film "Man From Beyond" about Houdini is playing at City News this Friday, including the organist. Free show.

Feb 11

Updated 2 days ago

Dibs

Born and raised in Chicago.Ive seen an ironing board out there.

  • So glad the pouring rain today is not snow.... I can't stand any more bickering about dibs... :-)

  • What's wrong with lawn chairs on the parkway? That way when it gets warmer, you can sit out there and watch people throw real garbage on the street- you know, fast food bags, wrappers, cups, etc.

4 days ago

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Free Ferrett Food

I have two unopened bags of Ferrett Food and treats. I am located at Dakin and Laramie. Please let me know if you are interested!

  • Hi,
    We can happily use them.
    I can pick up today around 4:30pm if good for you
    Thanks in advance 😊

  • Got your message. I will pick up about 4:30pm
    Thanks alot

6 days ago

Feb 16

Updated 6 days ago

Di's Den Burglary

I just saw in the Nadig news that Di's Den was burglarized Sunday night. I live on that block and hadn't heard about this. It sounded very professionally done. Pretty scary.

  • Do you have a link?

  • Karen Lifelong Chicago resident

    I saw it in the paper version; it doesn't appear on their website yet, although it seems like the stories there are a week behind.

Feb 15

Updated 6 days ago

Looking for recommendations

Looking for someone to install new drywall in our small coat closet in our bungalow. Located in north Montclair. Must be reliable.

  • Home advisor is a great place.

  • PennyPenguin Chillin' out on EB

    So is Angie's List and Yelp! and Google, and other sites w/ reviews.

  • I second Home Advisors. I have people but they are all so busy I can't get them to call me back. So I went to Home Advisors. You tell them what you need and then they send 3 people or companies to you. They are all vetted. The painter I got was good.

Feb 13

Updated Feb 15

Park District

Does anyone use the Park District exercise machines?
I never see anyone there.

  • I use Independence Park machines and the pool in the Winter. In good weather I run around the park.

  • Actually Independence Park is closer,but Dunham is always available in a.m.

Feb 14

Updated Feb 15

Floor and backsplash tile

I am looking for recommendations for someone to do some tile install jobs in our bungalow in portage park. Trying to stay away from companies as their prices are too high. Thanks.

  • Jefferson Koegel of Portage Park artist who paints houses & does light handy work

    Hello Emily,

    I do tile work. mrjeffersonkoegel@hotmail.com - we could schedule a walk through of your property and take a look together. After that, I will email you your free estimate - Thanks, Jefferson

  • Ruta Gardener/Animal Lover/Gadfly

    Better call Tal-773-699-9621. He did the remodel on both of our bathrooms & installed the wood flooring in our kitchen. He also remodeled my Mother-in-Law's bathroom & installed tile flooring in her kitchen. Great guy, very reasonable

Feb 15

Feb 13

Updated Feb 14

Watch Battery Replacement in Portage Park

Would appreciate recommendations for reasonable watch battery replacement. I say reasonable, because I've had the cost range from $8 to $15 for the same battery for the same watch Thanks!

Feb 14

Valentine's Day

Dont forget your Valentine.today.
Where are you going to celebrate?

    Home page
    http://www.faf.ae

Feb 11

Updated Feb 13

Coyote sighting

Anyone hear of coyote('s) on Pensacola just east of Milwaukee?

  • I meant the critters, not the S&S people.

  • I saw a mother, pops, & baby crossing the street by Steinmetz High School at around 3 am. Were incredibly calm even though I was quite close due to not seeing their approach. Adorable.

Feb 09

Updated Feb 13

Clean snow off fire hydrants

Wintry weather can create fire safety hazards, such as ice or heavy snowfall that can obstruct fire hydrants. You can help reduce the risk by keeping nearby fire hydrants accessible and clear of ice and snow, says the U.S. Fire Administration. repost every where

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    How come Harwood Heights and Norridge don't have these problems

  • Another benefit: The crooks in this town won't slap you with a $150 ticket for parking too close to a hydrant that you had no idea was there because it was covered in snow.

Feb 12

Updated Feb 13

Handyman needed

Looking for a good, reasonable handyman for some carpenty, painting, plumbing etc.
Any recommendations. Thank you

Terry

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

    Our family business is AIK Restoration & Repair. For scheduling, please send an email to aikrandr@yahoo.com https://www.yelp.com/biz/aik-restoration-and-repair-chicago?sort_by=rating_desc

  • Jefferson Koegel of Portage Park artist who paints houses & does light handy work

    Hi Terry,

    I do all the above. mrjeffersonkoegel@hotmail.com - to schedule a walk through of your property - then after the walk through, I'll email you your free estimate - Thanks, Jefferson

  • scain09 Transplant from southside

    Hey Terry,
    I live in the neighborhood and have 10 years experience in most handyman tasks. I have been looking for side work, available evenings and weekends from 4 to 9 and all day Saturday and Sunday.
    You can contact me at dehgans@hotmail.com. if your interested please contact me with details.

Feb 11

Feb 11

Feb 09

Jan 25

Updated Feb 07

EB Censoring?

Has anyone had comments removed because they are right of center?(under the guise of off topic etc.)

  • Curious if the "Pepe" in the last name is a reference to Pepe the Frog - the bizarre mascot adopted by the Alt-right? If so, it's not surprising they brushed up against some community guidelines prohibiting hateful speech. Also possible they were considered duplicate accounts for the same person -...

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    Curious if the "Pepe" in the last name is a reference to Pepe the Frog - the bizarre mascot adopted by the Alt-right? If so, it's not surprising they brushed up against some community guidelines prohibiting hateful speech. Also possible they were considered duplicate accounts for the same person - which would get both accounts closed down. If it's unjust, they can contact Everyblock and make their case. Similar issues have come up on other social media sites. I doubt there is any conspiracy here or this thread would have been closed down.

  • Brushman4 Serving the best since "53"

    Is he as bizarre as Jewel-Osco's mascot JoJo? https://youtu.be/eZo_tOBi-6k

Feb 07

Feb 03

Updated Feb 06

    Portage Park's Brgrbelly trims prices to celebrate tax overhaul
    Appetite has aligned with altruism in an enterprise familiar to many Portage Park-area residents run next level by Steve and Nicole O'Brien. In a unique gesture celebrating the federal tax cut, the family-owned Brgrbelly restaurant opted to slash prices by 20 percent starting Feb., reducing all menu items to the original prices listed on the restaurant's opening day in 2013.
    https://chicagocitywire.com
  • Unfortunately I haven't frequented Brgrbelly in the past year as I have in the years previous to that. Mostly because I was on a strict diet since last May. But I've back a couple times this winter to help beat the cold-weather blues. Burger is still the bomb. I love...

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    Unfortunately I haven't frequented Brgrbelly in the past year as I have in the years previous to that. Mostly because I was on a strict diet since last May. But I've back a couple times this winter to help beat the cold-weather blues. Burger is still the bomb. I love the place.

    And also I recommend their other joint, Tipsy Cow. Customer-service level is off the charts. Not sure how, but we got our meal for more than half off. Totally unexpected. We mentioned a Facebook promotion for a buy one entree get one free, and they also a half-price appetizer promotion (or something similar). Seriously, when we saw the final bill, I almost choked on my delicious nachos.

    Support local and support those who support our neighborhood. No need for cynicism.

  • Sue Portage Park-er

    Just reading this makes me want an Old Time Religion, my all time favorite hamburger anywhere.

Jan 30

Updated Feb 05

Security Camera's - Looking to purchase and would like suggestions

Hi Everyone,
I am looking to buy security camera's....last summer someone posted on this site that they purchased some from Amazon that they felt were good and at a good price. I cant seem to find the post.
Any suggestions? I seen someone post that they have them with flood lights, pros/cons?
Thanks you in advance for suggestions.

  • Spam Alert Don't be selling your used junk up in here, okay?

    Meh, okay, let me then remove that Thumb Up I gave you in thanks for your earlier explanation of what you were trying to point out......There! I suited myself.

  • Waveland_5400 Retired and loving it!

    Remember friends.... cameras are not security. In the security world there are preventative controls (alarms, locks, etc) and detective controls (cameras). You might want to consider preventing a crime as opposed to seeing what happens after the fact. Just sayin......

    I have seven Blink cameras in my house and garage but I consider my alarm the most important part of my home security.

Feb 04

Feb 04

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REVISION TO PERMIT # 100715614 TO CHANGE GENERAL CONTRACTOR TO PROPERTY OWNER ( JAMES SCHAEFER) & PLUMBING CONTRACTOR TO PROPERTY OWNER (JAMES SCHAEFER)

    5256 W. Grace St. Issued February 2, 2018 Comment

Jan 28

Updated Jan 30

Fence codes in Chicago`

Does anyone know the height limit for fences between houses in Chicago. It says that I can install a fence over 5 feet that is 'open construction', but I can't seem to find a definition for open construction in any of the Chicago resources.

I'm not concerned about permitting, I just need to know the height limit and what constitutes 'open construction'.

Anyone have any resources to share?

  • OParker Native Chicagoan

    Don't forget to call DIGGER before digging post holes.

  • I would also suggest looking at your survey to make sure the fence is where it belongs if you are replacing an existing fence. If you are putting up a new fence get a staked survey.

Mar 10

Updated Jan 29

Six Corners Binnys/Culvers?

Has anyone heard what is the status of the new development Binnys and Culvers down on Six Corners? It doesn't look like there has been any progress.

  • Craig E. Friend of Chicago

    I hope for the sake of the neighborhood it actually happens. Just like I hope the point at six corners happens.

  • culvers is open, it is busy and it is delicious

    danny is awesome too!

Jan 27

Updated Jan 29

Orange and white cat outdoors

I live on the 4100 block of Parkside. There are many outdoor cats in the area, but yesterday and today I saw one I had never seen before. It is orange and white. Just wondering if anyone is missing him ? Sorry, could not get a picture.

  • Najia Suleiman Lost cat male orange n white mouth paws n legs

    Is it a male. Does he look like the one I have as a profile pic

  • Laurie53 Parkside Neighbor

    I think he does look like the picture. I did not see him yesterday.

Jan 23

Updated Jan 28

Arena's Thought Police in Action

Might this be a misuse of Department resources for political purposes?
•Alderman Arena's office filed a CR number against any officer that openly opposed his housing development on his Facebook page. Leslie Perkins who is employed by Alderman Arena's office, is the complainant on the CR#.

Arena's office claims that the officers who opposed low income housing, on the Alderman's Facebook Page, are racist. Alderman Arena allowed, and most likely encouraged, his paid protestors to openly threaten law enforcement officers...

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Might this be a misuse of Department resources for political purposes?
•Alderman Arena's office filed a CR number against any officer that openly opposed his housing development on his Facebook page. Leslie Perkins who is employed by Alderman Arena's office, is the complainant on the CR#.

Arena's office claims that the officers who opposed low income housing, on the Alderman's Facebook Page, are racist. Alderman Arena allowed, and most likely encouraged, his paid protestors to openly threaten law enforcement officers on his City endorsed Facebook Page. Alderman Arena also allowed community members to be threatened, harassed and stalked by his henchmen if they did not support his agenda. Even officers who kept their profession hidden and used screen names, were not safe from the wrath of Alderman Arena.

The Alderman had his staff run the plates of individuals who were present at gatherings opposing his development, get their information and run it through a city data base to find out if they are police officers. The CR number names numerous officers, alleging they made "racially charged comments against low income housing." Anyone who made a negative comment concerning Arenas housing projects, even if it was just comments concerning overcrowding, were labeled racist by Arena, his wife and his paid protestors. Numerous individuals who were threatened on his Facebook Page, a page that he controls and content he is responsible for, contacted the Alderman's office through phone, email and social media, all of which went unanswered.

Even if Arena didn't make the threats against law enforcement, he obviously condones it since he never deleted them from his social media, nor did he condemn them. These officers voiced their concerns as community members, not police officers. Now that the community has spoken and Alderman Arena has been denied state funding for his housing project, he needs someone to blame and who better than the police.

  • Weebis Politically Incorrect Thought Criminal

    hey, SCC, you demand evidence of paid protestors. How about providing some evidence of these racist cops and firefighters.

    On the record statements, video tape, or audio tape.

    Anything??

  • Weebis Politically Incorrect Thought Criminal

    The msm uses anonymous sources all the time, especially against their ideological opponents.

    Has EB become a court of law?

Jan 27

Logan blvd and froy streets

Whst happened to the girl on logan blvd on jan 26 2028 laying on troy ave I think
Does anyone know what happened to her.

Jan 23

Updated Jan 27

Please help find Roxy!

(Addison & Irving Park Rd, Central & Long) Roxy - Female Pit Bull Terrier. Tan/White. Call 773-707-3312. Microchipped. Scared/confused. Please do not call or chase Roxy; may cause Roxy to bolt or run in fear. Cook County. 60641. Missing 01/22/2018.
She is very sweet but skittish she may be hiding behind garbage cans or in someones yard. Again she is friendly and loves cheese. Please contact the number above or me if you spot her.

More Info, Photos and to Contact:
http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2157034

    Lost Dog - Female - Chicago, IL, USA 60641
    Closest Intersection: Addison and Irving Park Rd, Central and Long. She is very shy and won't just go to anyone. She has a microchip but I don't know the number
    http://www.helpinglostpets.com
  • Kathy in 60630 10 yr. resident

    Check with 16th district. And look up the Garrido network on FB, he also has a lost & found pet rescue.

  • I did Kathy I work in rescue and know John he was one of the 1st people we contacted. Thank you though!

  • She's beautiful! Hope you are reunited soon.

Jan 24

Roxy Still Missing Please keep an eye out!

(Addison & Irving Park Rd, Central & Long) Roxy - Female Pit Bull Terrier. Tan/White. Call 773-707-3312. Microchipped. Scared/confused. Please do not call or chase Roxy; may cause Roxy to bolt or run in fear. Cook County. 60641. Missing 01/22/2018.
She chipped and wearing tags. She is very sweet but skittish she may be hiding behind garbage cans or in someones yard. Again she is friendly and loves cheese. Please contact 773-707-3312 or me if you spot her.

http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2157034

Jan 24

Jan 23

Jan 22

Shooting on Lavergne - Neighborhood Watch

We heard 3 gunshots the other night Lavergne and Patterson and there was NOTHING in the news. The only place we saw it was on our ring video doorbell network. You can download the app and get neighborhood notifications (you don't have to have the doorbell) and see video footage from your neighbors. It's a good way to know what's happening close to you.

https://download.ring.com/GnMK/mYKAeQ5GRJ

Some of the neighbors have found this helpful, and wanted to pass it on.

    Join the New Neighborhood Watch
    Get the free Ring app and join the New Neighborhood Watch. Ring will keep you up-to-date with crime and safety alerts from your neighbors. Use the button below, and get $10 in Ring Credit.
    https://download.ring.com

Jan 14

Updated Jan 22

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

Jan 22

Jan 09

Updated Jan 20

Gun shots

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

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    Is EB run by Democrats who hide the truth or by gang bangers who hide in the apartments in our neighborhoods?

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

    Anything that is corrupt, bankrupt and broken is run by democrats.

Jan 18

Support St Viator School

Hello! I am a parent of two kids that attend St. Viator Elementary School. I’m helping other parents put together our #1 annual fundraiser, which is the St. Viator Spring Soirée, which takes place March 3rd. We are in search of: Sponsorships from Business Owners!!!! Your sponsorship will be highly promoted within the community. All profit goes to a project to better the school for the children. Last few years we raised enough money for new Floors, chrome books, classroom projectors, and etc. If you would like to help and be apart of our awesome fundraiser please let me know! We have severaldifferent levels of sponsorships to choose from
Thank You for you support!!!!!!

Feb 15 2017

Updated Jan 17

New Nite Cap

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

  • PennyPenguin Chillin' out on EB

    Asking if we're all equal gets a thumbs down...that's weird.

  • DarkAngel Lifetime Chicagoan, new Portage Park home owner

    I'm excited about the Culver's and Foundation Grill. It's not a zero sum game as far as I'm concerned.

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