16 hours ago

Updated 5 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.

  • We use to at our first apartment, it was usually drunks walking past ringing bells or a tenants drunk friend ringing the wrong bell

Feb 11

Updated 7 hours ago

Dibs

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

  • If the city doesn't come by to pick up your empty trash bags, maybe the spring winds will catch them and "distribute" them on other peoples' front lawns, shrubbery, and even back yards. Thank you. One of my favorite pastimes is picking up other peoples' garbage--in fact, I look forward to the opportunity.

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

3 days ago

Updated 10 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 used to go to the Portage with the family to see Christmas Story .They had a guy that played an organ that resembled the old Chicago Stadium organ only much smaller. He played carols before the movie started and the words were put on the screen for sing along.

  • Kapel Local Resident

    Michael, you can still attend these kind of events. The Chicago Film Society (previously the NWCFS who had a home for several years at the Portage) now holds their classic screenings at the NEIU campus. The organist from the Portage plays all the silent cinema accompaniment for the Silent Chicago...

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    Michael, you can still attend these kind of events. The Chicago Film Society (previously the NWCFS who had a home for several years at the Portage) now holds their classic screenings at the NEIU campus. The organist from the Portage plays all the silent cinema accompaniment for the Silent Chicago Film Society which holds silent movie screenings at theaters across the city and burbs. Also, the Park Ridge Classic Film Group regularly schedules classic screenings with the organist from the Portage doing the prelude music. It was great when we had these kind of family friendly events right here nearby at the Portage or Patio, but since that's not going to happen under the present management of the 2 venues, we go elsewhere.

    http://parkridgeclassicfilm.com/film-schedule/

13 hours ago

Seepage

Does anyone here know of or can recommend someone that knows about seepage in basements? Looking for someone reasonable not so expensive. Thanks!

19 hours ago

3 days ago

Updated 2 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

2 days ago

4 days ago

Updated 3 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.

5 days ago

Updated 3 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 5 days ago

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.

5 days ago

Battery replacement

Can’t beat A-Z on Harlem Avenue just South of Lawrence Ave on the West side of the street. Cash only, $5, very honest guy. He knows when the battery was replaced by him and if it’s too soon he replaces the battery for free. Will never go anywhere else again.

5 days ago

Give back to your community

Providence Soup Kitchen is looking for volunteers to prepare serve and clean up any day Monday through Friday from 9:00AM - 1:30PM No experience necessary only requirement is a smile and willingness to serve your neighbor. Please contact Sr. Darlene for more information at 773-545-8300 ext.1500

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

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 13

Updated 6 days ago

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!

6 days ago

Valentine's Day

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

    Home page
    http://www.faf.ae

6 days ago

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 13

Feb 12

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

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR ALTERATIONS TO AN EXISTING 2 STORY BRICK/FRAME SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE W/ BASEMENT, EXTEND WALLS W/ NEW ROOF TO CONVERT A FULL LEVEL-2 ADDITION, NEW 18'X10' REAR WD. DECK AND GARAGE REPAIRS AS PER PLANS THE SCOPE OF WORK INCLUDE: ARCHITECTURAL, PLUMBING, HVAC & ELECTRIC. CURRENT USE: RESIDENTIAL (1 D.U.)conditional permit subject to field inspections.

    5636 W. Warwick Ave. Issued February 5, 2018 Comment

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.

Feb 06

Feb 01

Updated Feb 05

Public Safety Survey for Chicago's 16th District/Northwest Side Community

Dear Neighbor(s) of the 16th District of Chicago,

Leaders of the Eddy/Addison Block Club, West Portage Park Neighbors Association and the Portage Park Neighborhood Watch FB Group have organized this Public Safety survey.

The purpose of this survey is to gather data from the Northwest Side Community. Data to show both our local and "downtown" elected officials that WE are watching what is happening to our community. For too long, it seemed that our that our concerns were being brushed...

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Dear Neighbor(s) of the 16th District of Chicago,

Leaders of the Eddy/Addison Block Club, West Portage Park Neighbors Association and the Portage Park Neighborhood Watch FB Group have organized this Public Safety survey.

The purpose of this survey is to gather data from the Northwest Side Community. Data to show both our local and "downtown" elected officials that WE are watching what is happening to our community. For too long, it seemed that our that our concerns were being brushed aside. That is a response that can no longer be tolerated. To tackle these challenges we need to come TOGETHER as a community, as ONE group, ONE movement, to demand that our concerns be addressed. To help accomplish this, we invite ALL the elected stakeholders in the 16th District to take part in this discussion. We hope they will actively participate and take heed of the concerns of our various communities.

We are also asking you, members of this community, to commit to becoming involved in this movement. A plan moving forward will be based on the information collected here. Please be honest in your selections.

We know that together we can successfully regain our police that have been reassigned to other areas and aid our district in reducing crime in Chicago's largest, geographical, police district, district 16.

You might be wondering how this is different than the petition that began to circulate last night. The petition DEMANDS for our officers back. This survey however shows why we NEED them to be back.

Please feel free to forward this survey link to anyone who resides, owns a business or works anywhere in the 16th district. Results from this survey will be posted for the community to see after the survey link has closed.

This survey link will be up until 6pm, Sunday, February 18, 2018.

https://goo.gl/forms/gTLjaD17U6LX7oQ63

    Public Safety Survey for Chicago's 16th District/Northwest Side Community.
    Dear Neighbor(s) of the 16th District of Chicago, Leaders of the Eddy/Addison Block Club, West Portage Park Neighbors Association and the Portage Park Neighborhood Watch FB Group have organized this Public Safety survey. The purpose of this survey is to gather data from the Northwest Side Community.
    http://docs.google.com
  • Laymaneers Constant Vigilance

    Just a bump! We're close to 600 responses and there is word that a meeting between the aldermen in 16 and CPD coming in the next week. While no Aldermen have anything to do with the survey they have asked to be able to present the numbers at that upcoming...

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    Just a bump! We're close to 600 responses and there is word that a meeting between the aldermen in 16 and CPD coming in the next week. While no Aldermen have anything to do with the survey they have asked to be able to present the numbers at that upcoming meeting. Please take a few minutes to fill it out! A bonus of the survey is that at the end we will have a comprehensive list of all the great community organizations in working order here on the Northwest Side. All results will be public (sans names and emails) at the conclusion of the survey period.

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 05

Feb 03

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 29

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 22

Updated Jan 27

Coyotes

They are here. If you have a small dog, don't leave them unattended. If you walk a big dog be prepared and have some form of defense. Since I believe it's a couple. Now those of you that will freak out, DON'T. I had them on video back on October. They are great,. Great rodent eliminators. God knows we need that here. This neighborhood is infested. Anywhere near Jeff Terminal is REALLY bad. Just be alert, and if you see...

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They are here. If you have a small dog, don't leave them unattended. If you walk a big dog be prepared and have some form of defense. Since I believe it's a couple. Now those of you that will freak out, DON'T. I had them on video back on October. They are great,. Great rodent eliminators. God knows we need that here. This neighborhood is infested. Anywhere near Jeff Terminal is REALLY bad. Just be alert, and if you see one, make noise, yell at them. They will run the other way. Just an FYI. I watched them for over an hour or two around 6 pm Tonite in my alley. Working on my car. They don't want to be around people. So, respect them and rodent problem will be a thing of the past. They can hang in my alley all they want. I welcome them, we need them people, so don't get crazy. Just watch your small animals, as you should in the first place.

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 22

Updated Jan 23

Cleaning Services

Anyone know of any good cleaning/maid services? Just moved into my condo and want to hire a company to come in once a week and do cleaning.

Thanks in advance!

  • Hey Nikki I clean houses with my husband if you would like to talk in more detail give me a call :)
    773-441-5707 Anna

  • Maria D Navarrete Genesis beauty Salon & Spa a full service Salon

    Hello I have a person that is a really good cleaning lady!!! My number is 773 8958065

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

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