38 hours ago

Updated 5 hours 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
  • Why no low-income housing for those who aren't seniors? Arena, you're always pushing for low income housing in Jefferson Park, why not in your backyard?

  • because last election after people stated that he had not paid enough attention to jeff park and he focused only on development around six corners.
    he had a plan to revitalize jeff park.... and that is how he intended to do it. unfortunately all the shady shenanigans about making density...

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    because last election after people stated that he had not paid enough attention to jeff park and he focused only on development around six corners.
    he had a plan to revitalize jeff park.... and that is how he intended to do it. unfortunately all the shady shenanigans about making density sound like a good thing and it being for veterans was a veil of disguise that others seen through. the people were to buy what he was selling and he did not expect to be called out on it. well the race card was pulled out and you see where that left us.
    there had been the undertone that most people that oppose the project were racist, and that Jefferson park was rumored to be a community of racist. this has damaged the reputation and defamed the character of jeff park in the eyes of the lost.

34 hours ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Bail denied for man accused of shooting childhood friend

The shooting took place May 26 in the 6100 block of Grace Street in the Portage Park neighborhood, but the alleged gunman, Miguel A. Colon, wasn’t arrested until Saturday afternoon in suburban Harwood Heights, authorities said.

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Colon, of the 3100 block of West Cullom Avenue, was later charged with attempted first-degree murder, police said.

    Bail denied for man accused of shooting childhood friend
    A judge denied bail on Sunday for a man accused of opening fire on a childhood friend after he accused the man of having an affair with the mother of his children, according to prosecutors. The shooting took place on May 26 in the 6100 block of Grace Street in the Portage Park neighborhood, but the alleged gunman, Miguel A.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • Weebis Politically Incorrect Thought Criminal

    He has cold and dead eyes. I'm surprised this is his first murder.

  • Eric Pepeson NW sider, modern conservative

    His nickname is "Dirt", what a winner

  • Weebis Politically Incorrect Thought Criminal

    Let's hope the childhood friend that he murdered was of the same quality as he is. Two hood rats down with one bullet.

    With a father like "Dirt" as their role model, what can we expect his children to become? Folks or People?

16 hours 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 😱😩🤕😲

34 hours ago

Bail denied for man accused of shooting childhood friend

The shooting took place May 26 in the 6100 block of Grace Street in the Portage Park neighborhood, but the alleged gunman, Miguel A. Colon, wasn’t arrested until Saturday afternoon in suburban Harwood Heights, authorities said.

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Colon, of the 3100 block of West Cullom Avenue, was later charged with attempted first-degree murder, police said.

    Bail denied for man accused of shooting childhood friend
    A judge denied bail on Sunday for a man accused of opening fire on a childhood friend after he accused the man of having an affair with the mother of his children, according to prosecutors. The shooting took place on May 26 in the 6100 block of Grace Street in the Portage Park neighborhood, but the alleged gunman, Miguel A.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

3 days ago

Updated 38 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)

  • 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!

43 hours ago

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo.

Is This Your Lost Dog? #Chicago #IL #MartinLuther #Dunning (Waveland & Meade) Male Mix. Black/Brown Call 773-203-2021. This dog is not for adoption - finder will only accept calls/from the actual owner .Found 06/17/2018. Cook County. 60634. To see this pet’s location on the Helping Lost Pets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pID=2401009 More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2401009

    Lost Dogs Illinois
    Is This Your Lost Dog? #Chicago #IL #MartinLuther #Dunning (Waveland & Meade) Male Mix. Black/Brown Call 773-203-2021. This dog is not for adoption - finder will only accept calls/from the actual...
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2 days ago

Jun 11

Updated 2 days ago

Found dog near Portage Park

Sharing from fb post, contact finder in original post.

3 days ago

Jun 06

Updated 3 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.

3 days ago

Register for the Dunning Community Wide Garage Sale!

Be sure to sign up to have your garage sale listed on a community map for the:

Dunning Community Garage Sale - West of Harlem
July 14th and 15th

&

Dunning Community Garage Sale - East of Harlem
July 21st and 22nd

Email subject “Dunning Community Garage Sale” to jaquaglia@yahoo.com w/ your name, address, and phone number to register.

Jun 06

Updated 5 days ago

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 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 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 09

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

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 07

Jun 07

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 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 04

Jun 02

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.

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 27

Updated May 29

Free working air conditioners

Both work fine. Take one or both. Kenmore brand. You must carry away.

  • That was very nice of you, Nature Nut. I went a whole summer without AC when I first moved into my house and it was miserable! You might have save a life.

  • @nature nut, that was a very "cool" thing for you to do

May 17

Updated May 26

    Big developments planned for Sears' Six Corners, Galewood stores
    The last Sears store in Chicago and one the company closed last year are slated to be replaced with developments that combine residential and retail space. Highland Park-based Tucker Development and Seritage Growth Properties are partnering to redevelop stores in the Six Corners shopping district at the edge of the Portage Park neighborhood and on North Harlem Avenue in the Galewood neighborhood, Tucker Development said Wednesday in a news release.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 26

At least 2 killed, 4 wounded in shootings as Memorial Day weekend begins

Most recently, about 5:21 a.m. Saturday, someone inside a vehicle shot a 42-year-old man who was on foot in the 6100 block of West Grace Street in Portage Park. The man was shot in his chest and abdomen and was taken to Lutheran General Hospital, where police said he’s in critical condition.

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Officers responding to a call about a person down about 1:25 a.m. Saturday in West Englewood found a man facedown in the 2300 block of West 70th Street. He had been shot in the head, and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. He has not been identified.

...a shooting shortly after 11:35 p.m. Friday. They were standing outside in the 9100 block of South Aberdeen, talking, when two others briefy exchanged words before shooting them, hitting the 36-year-old...

About 5:55 p.m., a 20-year-old man was shot in the Noble Square neighborhood inthe 1100 block of North Milwaukee Avenue. He was shot in the arm, and taken in good condition to Stroger Hospital, police said.

Earlier Friday police said a 38-year-old man was shot in the back in the Chatham neighborhood about 2:45 p.m. in the 7800 block of South Evans Avenue. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where his condition was stabilzed.

    At least 2 wounded in shootings as Memorial Day weekend begins
    At least two people were wounded in shootings as the Memorial Day weekend began Friday afternoon, Chicago police said. The first shooting of the holiday weekend according to the Tribune's tally which began after 3 p.m. Friday, happened shortly after 5 p.m. in the West Pullman neighborhood.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 23

Updated May 25

Sears and Forensics

Does anyone know what happened behind the Sears today? At about 11am there were forensics cops and my wife was told the store would not be open today.

  • I think they were investigating the slow and painful death of Sears Holdings Corporation.

  • We recently purchased a police scanner. Things are very busy for our police. Recently I read about long wait times due to the lack of beat police. Its absolutely awful knowing you can wait ,20 + minutes for a squad to arrive.
    There are incidents that never make it posted anywhere because of the amount of crime daily. As a person who is now privy to the calls, and the hold times of responses due to lack of sufficient police, you should call the alderman and mayor!

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