16 hours ago

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 18 hours ago

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

2 days ago

Jan 09

Updated 2 days ago

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.

4 days ago

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

Updated 5 days ago

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.

Jan 08

Updated 5 days ago

Anyone know where I could find or special order unicorn donuts?

Hey Everyone,

I’m looking to order unicorn donuts for an upcoming party but haven’t been able to track any down. Anyone know of a place that makes them or would accept special orders for such an item? Does not need to be in the Portage Park area directly.

I’ve attached a photo for reference of what I’m looking for.

Thanks in advance!

  • Tmc

    Try Allegretti's Bakery 7717 W. Lawrence Ave Norridge, IL
    708-453-4412

    I know they make unicorn cakes/cupcakes

  • Allegretti's has the best chocolate donuts on earth!!!

Jan 10

Updated Jan 13

Scam! Man steps in front of my car, fakes injury, and says "Give me $50 and I'll forget about it."

A man stepped in front of my car at Henderson & LeClaire, just as I started to pull out into the intersection. He pretended to be hit, and then did his best LeBron James flop onto the pavement. WAY overacting and obviously trying to scare me into thinking I'd done something wrong. I stopped my car and got out. He was a middle aged man, and was talking (or pretending to) on his phone in a slavic language. I asked...

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A man stepped in front of my car at Henderson & LeClaire, just as I started to pull out into the intersection. He pretended to be hit, and then did his best LeBron James flop onto the pavement. WAY overacting and obviously trying to scare me into thinking I'd done something wrong. I stopped my car and got out. He was a middle aged man, and was talking (or pretending to) on his phone in a slavic language. I asked him what he wanted to do, and he kept trying to pretend I hit him. After about 5 minutes, he said "you can go" and then finally said "give me $50 and I'll forget about it." I didn't give him anything and drove away. A**HOLE!!!!!! This happened about 5:50PM on Jan 10th. Don't fall for this scam.

This video gives you an idea of what to look out for:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQs0dDzQqEE

    Insurance scam Fail: Man pretends to be hit by car ?
    Insurance scam Fail, man pretends to be hit by car allegedly to get money from driver.
    https://www.youtube.com/
  • Jen Baron JBaron

    I agree with NW-sider! Stay in your car, do exactly as he advises and call the police if you need. I'm just glad your are ok and nothing came of the situation. It could have been much worse, like leading to robbery or car jacking!

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

    That was the worst acting job I have ever seen.

Jan 10

Updated Jan 13

Fresh fruit delivery now available in our area - Imperfect Produce

We just signed up for this service so cant vouch for it yet but figured it was worth a shot. I know there are lots of people here who frequent the farmers markets and/or grow their own, so "imperfect" is probably not much of a concern.

https://www.imperfectproduce.com/register.php?referral=291345

^using referral link gets $10 off.

    Register :: Imperfect: Ugly produce delivery for 30-50% less!
    Imperfect delivers ugly produce for 30% less than grocery store prices. Based in San Francisco, we deliver to the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Portland, and Seattle. Coming soon to the Midwest, East Coast, South, Southwest, and Southeast!
    https://www.imperfectproduce.com
  • Chicago Tonight had a segment about this company. Several people in my neighborhood group on Facebook have used it and are satisfied with it.

    It's a subscription service, so you have to order on a regular basis.

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

    I received my first box this week. I forgot to pick my items, but was not disappointed at all!! The quality was fantastic. We are getting a small fruit and vegetable box every other week, but may change to every week. With the delivery charge, I think I paid around $10: celery, carrots, onions, red potatoes, spaghetti squash, lemons and oranges, the most beautiful head of red cabbage I've ever seen. All organic. Cost varies based on content

    Use this link, and we'll each get a $10 credit. https://www.imperfectproduce.com/register.php?referral=282940

Jan 11

affordable snow removal service/person?

hello neighbors!
We are a new business at the corner of Avondale and Pulaski and we are looking for a more affordable option for our snow removal. We're interested in a professional service for heavier snow falls (over one inch) and/or a local person who could just (perhaps with a snowblower?) take care of our sidewalks during light snowfalls. We've gotten lucky so far this year but there is still (purportedly) a lot of winter days left!

Thanks!
Sonya Seifert
Bluebird Wellness
www.bluebirdwell.com

    home page
    Bluebird practitioners offer acupuncture, herbal therapy, and nutritional counseling. We provide private and sliding-scale community acupuncture treatments, in English and Spanish, to help make our treatments affordable and accessible. All of our services are by appointment only. Call, email, or click on the button below to set up an appointment.
    http://www.bluebirdwell.com

Jan 09

Updated Jan 11

Redfin's 25 "Have it all" neighborhoods

Redfin just released it's annual list of "Have it all" neighborhoods and Dunning was #1 in the country! 80 different U.S. markets were analyzed in the study and our own 60634 topped the list. Rankings are based upon home price, schools, walkability, safety and commute times.

Now, more than ever, we need a new high school at the Read Dunning site. Bridge, Canty, Dever and Smyser are anchoring this part of the NW Side and are a large part of...

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Redfin just released it's annual list of "Have it all" neighborhoods and Dunning was #1 in the country! 80 different U.S. markets were analyzed in the study and our own 60634 topped the list. Rankings are based upon home price, schools, walkability, safety and commute times.

Now, more than ever, we need a new high school at the Read Dunning site. Bridge, Canty, Dever and Smyser are anchoring this part of the NW Side and are a large part of Dunning making this list. Give these parents a reason to stay in Dunning, give them a new modern high school, it's long overdue. The land at Irving and Oak Park is plentiful and has been sitting idle for decades. This should be an easy decision.

  • Citizen Pain Citizen Pain

    @Paul. They seem to have a better handle on technology than any other real estate company. It's their Ace card really. I rely on their property search site for some RE investment purposes because it contains almost as much useful info as the MLS.

  • Thomas R Resident of Schorsch Village

    I was surprised by the Wrigleyville and Andersonville median prices, they seemed low. Anyone who lives on the North Side knows those areas are more expensive. Those areas are saturated with condos. It depends on how they get their samplings for the median home prices. My experience with Redfin is that their home estimator is usually higher than Zillow or Realtor.com. Keep in mind that the median prices include homes that flippers buy which are of course lower than other sold, turn-key properties.

Jan 06

Jan 05

January 5, 2018 Update

The closest recycling locations for 45th Ward residents are at Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma, and Portage Park, 4100 N. Long.

Sat., Jan 13, doors open 5:30 pm, show at 7 pm, Our Lady of Victory Parish Hall, Laramie & Sunnyside. Our Lady of Victory presents Elvis Tribute, Featuring Ronnie Vegas. Admission includes a beef sandwich, salad, chips, dessert. Beer and wine cash bar. More info and tickets:Event website.$25.

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The closest recycling locations for 45th Ward residents are at Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma, and Portage Park, 4100 N. Long.

The Northwest Chicago Historical Society in partnership with the Edgebrook Library presents “Chicago Tribune’s Chicago Flashback” on Wednesday, January 17 at 6:00 pm at the Edgebrook Library, 5331 W. Devon.

1400 W. Washington Blvd.

Tue., Jan 9, 11 am,17th District Police Station, Community Room, 4650 N Pulaski. The Domestic Violence Liaison Officer and community partners host a Domestic Violence Sub-Committee Meeting. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Tue., Jan 9, 7 pm, Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn.Learn what you can do about crime during the1731 beat meeting. Find your beat at the17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588.Free.

Wed. Jan 10, 7 pm, Athletic Park Fieldhouse, 3546 W. Addison. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1732-1733 beat meeting. Find your beat at the17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588.Free.

Thur., Jan 11, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005.The senior enrichment seminar series hosts a Powers of Attorney and Advance Directives: When, What, and Why? seminar. RSVP: 312-603-9233.Free.

Sat., Jan 13, 5 pm, St. John’s Episcopal, 3857 N. Kostner. Back by popular demand! Don’t miss this celebration of peace and love – an ancient...

Tue., Jan 16, 1-3 pm, 16th District Police Station, Community Room, 5151 N. Milwaukee. Learn about personal property and safety crimes that target seniors during the Senior Meeting. Refreshments served and BINGO games with great prizes. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

Wed., Jan 17, 6 pm, 2444 W. 16th Street, Suite 3E.Empower yourself with the tools for success during a Chicago Women in Trades...

Thur.,  Jan 18, 4-5:30 pm, Portage-Cragin Branch, Community Room, 5108 W. Belmont. Kids ages 7 and older can play Giant Word Winter. Sign up: 312-744-0152. Free.

Thur., Jan 18, 5-6:30 pm, Belding Elementary, 4257 N. Tripp. Belding hosts Winter Wellness Fest. Engages students and families around the importance of eating well...

Sun., Jan 28, 10 am-2 pm, Copernicus Center, Annex Space, 5214 W. Lawrence. The Jefferson Park Sunday Market continues in the annex space at the Copernicus Center. There is even a cash bar to make those brunches a little more interesting this winter. Cost of purchases.

Tue., Jan 30, 7 pm, Pasta D’Arte, 6311 N. Milwaukee. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during the Gladstone Park Neighborhood Association monthly meeting.Free.

Wed., Jan 31, 7 pm, Basement Auditorium of the Congregational Church, 5320 W. Giddings. Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during the Jefferson Park Neighborhood Association...

    January 5, 2018 Update
    Dear Neighbor, I would like to remind residents of the Jefferson Township that they have through Tuesday, January 9, to submit their their property tax assessment with the Cook County Board of Review. The Cook County Board of Review has set up an online portal to help simplify the appeal process.
    http://ward45.org

Dec 31 2014

Updated Jan 05

happy new year!

wishing everyone a safe and good new year!

anyone start on resolutions yet?

  • Good riddance to Jamie Anne...she's done don't ya know?!

    Thin skin much???

  • Giving credit or blame to a president for the state of the economy after one year is not right.

    If Trump's administration is able to sustain key economic factors (DJIA is not one of them) than we can begin to give him credit. But, until next year's State of the...

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    Giving credit or blame to a president for the state of the economy after one year is not right.

    If Trump's administration is able to sustain key economic factors (DJIA is not one of them) than we can begin to give him credit. But, until next year's State of the Union, we will have to see. The DJIA is an economic factor mainly for the upper crust including CEO's of the companies measured via the DJIA. I understand that retirement plans are effected by the DJIA, but that, like the economy is cyclical and factored into your lifetime average including the lean years when you shift your money largely to interest bearing investments.A select few are lucky enough or knowledgeable enough to play the market perfectly. (aka insiders and CEO's)

    Job creation, median income numbers, unemployment rates and interest rates are what effect the commoners like you and me not the DJIA. Giving Obama credit for that yesterday or to Trump today is a red herring.

    Now I will say that, in comparing economic numbers during the Reagan years and the Obama years, the recovery was considerably more sluggish under Obama. Both men inherited a catastrophic economy. While the economy has its own engine, the president's policies can assist in the trend (up or down). The economy has and always will run in cycles.

Hello, neighbor. This thread was closed due to violations of the EveryBlock community guidelines, which intend to keep discussions informative, friendly and respectful.

Jan 02

City of Chicago Annual Tree Recyling Program

• Portage Park, 4100 N. Long Ave.

This article has 20 other Chicago locations (Show)

• Bessemer Park, 8930 S. Muskegon Ave.

• Clark Park, 3400 N. Rockwell St.

• Forestry Site*, 900 E. 103rd St.

• Garfield Park, 100 N. Central Park Ave.

• Grant Park, 900 S. Columbus Dr.

• Kennedy Park, 2427 W. 113th St.

• Kelvyn Park, 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

• Lake Meadows Park, 3117 S. Rhodes Ave.

• Margate Park*, 4921 N. Marine Dr.

• Marquette Park, 6700 S. Kedzie Ave.

• McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Rd.

• Mt. Greenwood Park*, 3721 W. 111th St.

• North Park Village*, 5801 N. Pulaski Rd.

• Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

• Riis Park, 6201 W. Wrightwood Ave.

• Sheridan Park, 910 S. Aberdeen St.

• Walsh Park, 1722 N. Ashland

• Warren Park*, 6601 N. Western Ave.

• Wentworth Park, 5701 S. Narragansett Ave.

• West Chatham Park, 8223 S. Princeton

    City of Chicago Annual Tree Recyling Program - RNRA Chicago
    The Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation (DSS), in partnership with the Chicago Park District, announced that the City's annual holiday tree recycling program will run from Saturday, January 6 through Saturday, January 20, 2018, at 25 locations citywide.
    http://rnrachicago.org

Jan 02

2018 Christmas Tree Recycling

The closest recycling locations for 45th Ward residents are at Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma, and Portage Park, 4100 N. Long.

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

The closest recycling locations for 45th Ward residents are at Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma, and Portage Park, 4100 N. Long.

    2018 Christmas Tree Recycling
    The city has partnered with the Chicago Park District to provide residents with this free service. Trees can be dropped off anytime during normal business hours. Free mulch will also be available on a first come, first served basis starting January 8 at Lincoln Park, Margate Park, Mt.
    http://ward45.org

Jan 02

Beginning Jan. 6, and continuing through Jan....

Beginning Jan. 6, and continuing through Jan. 20, Chicago residents can recycle their Christmas trees at any of the 25 citywide locations during business hours. The closest recycling locations for 45th Ward residents are at Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma, and Portage Park, 4100 N. Long. For a map of all 25 locations and for more information, click the link. http://ward45.org/2018-christmas-tree-recycling/

    2018 Christmas Tree Recycling
    The city has partnered with the Chicago Park District to provide residents with this free service. Trees can be dropped off anytime during normal business hours. Free mulch will also be available on a first come, first served basis starting January 8 at Lincoln Park, Margate Park, Mt.
    http://ward45.org

Jan 02

please recycle your Christmas tree

...North Park Village, 5801 N. Pulaski Road Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma Ave. Portage Park, 4100 N. Long Ave. Riis Park, 6201 W. Wrightwood Ave. Sheridan Park, 910 S. Aberdeen St. Walsh Park, 1722...

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Kennedy Park, 2427 W. 113th St. , Mount Greenwood Park at 3721 W. 111th St., the city’s forestry site at 900...

Kennedy Park, 2427 W. 113th St. , Mount Greenwood Park at 3721 W. 111th St., the city’s forestry site at 900 E. 103rd St., Lincoln Park at Cannon Drive...

...St. , Mount Greenwood Park at 3721 W. 111th St., the city’s forestry site at 900 E. 103rd St., Lincoln Park at Cannon Drive and Fullerton Avenue, Margate Park at 4921 N. Marine Drive...

...900 E. 103rd St., Lincoln Park at Cannon Drive and Fullerton Avenue, Margate Park at 4921 N. Marine Drive, , North Park Village at 5801 N. Pulaski,Warren Park at 6601 N. Western Ave.,  Bessemer...

...Drive and Fullerton Avenue, Margate Park at 4921 N. Marine Drive, , North Park Village at 5801 N. Pulaski,Warren Park at 6601 N. Western Ave.,  Bessemer Park, 8930 S. Muskegon Ave. Clark Park...

...at 4921 N. Marine Drive, , North Park Village at 5801 N. Pulaski,Warren Park at 6601 N. Western Ave.,  Bessemer Park, 8930 S. Muskegon Ave. Clark Park, 3400 N. Rockwell St. Garfield Park, 100...

...Park Village at 5801 N. Pulaski,Warren Park at 6601 N. Western Ave.,  Bessemer Park, 8930 S. Muskegon Ave. Clark Park, 3400 N. Rockwell St. Garfield Park, 100 N. Central Park Ave. Grant Park...

...Warren Park at 6601 N. Western Ave.,  Bessemer Park, 8930 S. Muskegon Ave. Clark Park, 3400 N. Rockwell St. Garfield Park, 100 N. Central Park Ave. Grant Park, 900 S. Columbus Drive Kelvyn Park...

...Ave.,  Bessemer Park, 8930 S. Muskegon Ave. Clark Park, 3400 N. Rockwell St. Garfield Park, 100 N. Central Park Ave. Grant Park, 900 S. Columbus Drive Kelvyn Park, 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave. Lake Meadows Park...

...Garfield Park, 100 N. Central Park Ave. Grant Park, 900 S. Columbus Drive Kelvyn Park, 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave. Lake Meadows Park, 3117 S. Rhodes Ave. Marquette Park, 6700 S. Kedzie Ave. McKinley Park...

...Grant Park, 900 S. Columbus Drive Kelvyn Park, 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave. Lake Meadows Park, 3117 S. Rhodes Ave. Marquette Park, 6700 S. Kedzie Ave. McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Road West Chatham Park...

...Kelvyn Park, 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave. Lake Meadows Park, 3117 S. Rhodes Ave. Marquette Park, 6700 S. Kedzie Ave. McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Road West Chatham Park, 8223 S. Princeton Ave. North Park...

...Marquette Park, 6700 S. Kedzie Ave. McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Road West Chatham Park, 8223 S. Princeton Ave. North Park Village, 5801 N. Pulaski Road Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma Ave. Portage Park...

...Chatham Park, 8223 S. Princeton Ave. North Park Village, 5801 N. Pulaski Road Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma Ave. Portage Park, 4100 N. Long Ave. Riis Park, 6201 W. Wrightwood Ave. Sheridan Park, 910...

...Road Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma Ave. Portage Park, 4100 N. Long Ave. Riis Park, 6201 W. Wrightwood Ave. Sheridan Park, 910 S. Aberdeen St. Walsh Park, 1722 N. Ashland Ave. and Wentworth Park...

...Ave. Portage Park, 4100 N. Long Ave. Riis Park, 6201 W. Wrightwood Ave. Sheridan Park, 910 S. Aberdeen St. Walsh Park, 1722 N. Ashland Ave. and Wentworth Park, 5701 S. Narragansett Ave...

...Ave. Riis Park, 6201 W. Wrightwood Ave. Sheridan Park, 910 S. Aberdeen St. Walsh Park, 1722 N. Ashland Ave. and Wentworth Park, 5701 S. Narragansett Ave...

...Sheridan Park, 910 S. Aberdeen St. Walsh Park, 1722 N. Ashland Ave. and Wentworth Park, 5701 S. Narragansett Ave.

    please recycle your Christmas tree
    If you bought a real tree this year, please consider holding onto it until 1/8 and then taking it for recycling. If you do this, it will be chipped and used for mulch instead of taking up space in a landfill. Full news story here. Locations include: Kennedy Park, 2427 W.
    http://ridge99.blogspot.com

Dec 18

Updated Jan 01

Cat lady from.....

Hello neighbors! We have a crazy cat lady on our street. She has at least 10 cats that roam freely. They are a problem. They spray, they get in my garage, they poop in everyone's lawn. I can't open my front door without one trying to run in. I know there are leash laws for dogs but what about cats. I am not the only neighbor upset by all the cats. I've tried talking to the cat lady but she does not care. Will the city come out if I call with a complaint?

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

    "We actually have accounts, photos, etc. from people who have chased TJ from their colonies on private property. Not hearsay. But not enough for anyone to do anything about it. The police are too busy with other issues."

    Puh-leeze. Put up or...well, stop it. You know what? Two people with...

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    "We actually have accounts, photos, etc. from people who have chased TJ from their colonies on private property. Not hearsay. But not enough for anyone to do anything about it. The police are too busy with other issues."

    Puh-leeze. Put up or...well, stop it. You know what? Two people with clipboards came up on my property today for who knows what reason and I sent them on their way with, "No, thank you." I guess I could say I "chased them off my property." I could have called the police, even. Yeah.

    So you mean to say that someone came up on private property setting traps time and time again and no one can be bothered to do anything about it? Hahaha. But you have PROOF!! Sure. Okay, thanks.

  • Alley Cat Allies is a reputable organization that has been around for quite some time. Perhaps they are referring to the TNR cats as having a lifespan of 7 years. Surely they know that a strictly indoor pet cat receiving proper nutrition, veterinary care, etc., can and often does live...

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    Alley Cat Allies is a reputable organization that has been around for quite some time. Perhaps they are referring to the TNR cats as having a lifespan of 7 years. Surely they know that a strictly indoor pet cat receiving proper nutrition, veterinary care, etc., can and often does live almost 3 times that long. One of my cats was 19 years and 9 months old with medical issues that were well maintained over a long period of time. A friend had a kitty that was 26 years old. So, yes, cats can live very nicely well into a ripe old age!

Jan 01

Chicago Christmas Tree Recycling

Portage Park: 4100 N. Long Ave.

This article has 20 other Chicago locations (Show)

Bessemer Park: 8930 S. Muskegon Ave.

Clark Park: 3400 N. Rockwell Ave.

Forestry Site: 900 E. 103rd St.*

Garfield Park: 100 N. Central Park Ave.

Grant Park: 900 S. Columbus Dr.

Kennedy Park: 2427 W. 113th St.

Kelvyn Park: 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Lake Meadows Park: 3117 S. Rhodes Ave.

Margate Park: 4921 N. Marine Dr.*

Marquette Park: 6700 S. Kedzie Ave.

McKinley Park: 2210 W. Pershing Rd.

Mt. Greenwood Park: 3721 W. 111th St.*

North Park Village: 5801 N. Pulaski Rd.*

Norwood Park: 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

Riis Park: 6201 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Sheridan Park: 910 S. Aberdeen St.

Walsh Park: 1722 N Ashland Ave

Warren Park: 6601 N. Western Ave.*

Wentworth Park: 5701 S. Narragansett Ave.

West Chatham Park: 8223 S Princeton

    Chicago Christmas Tree Recycling
    If your tree is starting to look like it should star in a Charlie Brown special, it's probably time to take it down. Don't just throw it in the alley, though. Recycle it! The City of Chicago has 25 recycling locations where you can drop off your not-so-evergreen from January 6, 2018, through January 20, 2018.
    https://chicago.thelocaltourist.com

Dec 30

Where to Recycle your 2017 Christmas Tree for FREE in Chicago in Jan 2018

Portage Park, 4100 N. Long Ave.

This article has 19 other Chicago locations (Show)

Bessemer Park, 8930 S. Muskegon Ave.

Clark Park, 3400 N. Rockwell St.

Forestry Site*, 900 E. 103rd St.

Garfield Park, 100 N. Central Park Ave.

Grant Park, 900 S. Columbus Dr.

Kennedy Park, 2427 W. 113th St.

Kelvyn Park, 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Lake Meadows Park, 3117 S. Rhodes Ave.

Margate Park*, 4921 N. Marine Dr.

Marquette Park, 6700 S. Kedzie Ave.

McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Rd.

Mt. Greenwood Park*, 3721 W. 111th St.

North Park Village*, 5801 N. Pulaski Rd.

Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

Riis Park, 6201 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Sheridan Park, 910 S. Aberdeen St.

Warren Park*, 6601 N. Western Ave.

Wentworth Park, 5701 S. Narragansett Ave.

West Chatham Park, 8223 S. Princeton

    Where to Recycle your 2017 Christmas Tree for FREE in Chicago in Jan 2018
    Beginning on Wednesday, January 6, 2018, Chicagoans will be able to drop off their used, real holiday trees for free Christmas tree recycling at any one of 25 sites through Wednesday, January 20, 2015. Trees dropped off at any of the 25 locations will be ground into fragrant mulch
    http://chicagofree.info

Dec 30

Dec 29

Dec 29

  • Solve the Problem

    Ms. Abarca is asking for $239.67:
    My students need calculators and a calculator storage pocket chart to help them with their math skills
    Portage Park Elementary School Comment

Dec 23

Updated Dec 28

Any recognize this cat?

There's a garfield-looking cat that has been coming by my house for about 8 years or so now (Cullom and Long area.) She likes hanging out in my yard during the day. I've always been reluctant to bring her inside because I believe she's someone's cat. (Well fed, well groomed, when it's cold or wet she doesn't show up etc.)

She stopped coming around right after the time that the trapper was catching cats so I figured her owners were...

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There's a garfield-looking cat that has been coming by my house for about 8 years or so now (Cullom and Long area.) She likes hanging out in my yard during the day. I've always been reluctant to bring her inside because I believe she's someone's cat. (Well fed, well groomed, when it's cold or wet she doesn't show up etc.)

She stopped coming around right after the time that the trapper was catching cats so I figured her owners were keeping her indoors (good.) She's now returned, but looking a bit skinny--she was always very plump. It's odd for cats to lose weight that quickly unless there is a health problem--I tried to feed her, but she's not really interested.

I'm thinking about bringing her inside and possibly to the vet. But before I do that, I wanted to see if anyone knows if she's got an owner in the neighborhood. I tried to put a break-away collar on her that asked for her owner to call me, but she's not having any of that. I have not yet had her checked for a microchip and she is not ear-tipped.

  • Sheri is awesome. She took photos for Famous Fido of the dog I eventually ended up adopting. Then I returned to her studio for new photos a year or two later.

  • Yes, Sheri is wonderful. She helped me with a pregnant cat that showed up at my back door one day. She filled me in on what I needed to know, took the kittens pictures when they were ready to be adopted and posted them on her site. She started her...

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    Yes, Sheri is wonderful. She helped me with a pregnant cat that showed up at my back door one day. She filled me in on what I needed to know, took the kittens pictures when they were ready to be adopted and posted them on her site. She started her own rescue about a year or so ago.

    I'll post flyers in the neighborhood (when it gets a bit warmer) and see if anyone recognizes her. I haven't seen her since my failed attempt at bringing her in but that's pretty typical during the winter.

Dec 25 2015

Updated Dec 28

merry christmas !

merry christmas to all my every block friends.

I wish everyone well, especially those that may be having a difficult time this time of year.

if you received a gift good or bad and would recommend or not recommend you can post it below.

this way all those gift cards or exchanges anyone has to do knows what to spend it on.

  • scain09 Transplant from southside

    I got new socks but no underwear. I guess this pair can last me til next year. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  • well, they ended up taking it back to target, they could not find the receipt, and even though they asked to do an even exchange and just get a different size target gave them 1/2 off credit because of no receipt (which may or may not have been the last sale price) and got me another pair.

Dec 28

Updated Dec 28

How to recycle your Christmas tree

Portage Park, 4100 N. Long Ave.

This article has 20 other Chicago locations (Show)

...locations beginning Jan. 8: Lincoln Park at Cannon Drive and Fullerton Avenue, Margate Park at 4921 N. Marine Drive, Mount Greenwood Park at 3721 W. 111th St., North Park Village at 5801 N. Pulaski...

...Drive and Fullerton Avenue, Margate Park at 4921 N. Marine Drive, Mount Greenwood Park at 3721 W. 111th St., North Park Village at 5801 N. Pulaski Raod, Warren Park at 6601 N. Western Ave...

...3721 W. 111th St., North Park Village at 5801 N. Pulaski Raod, Warren Park at 6601 N. Western Ave., and the city’s forestry site at 900 E. 103rd St...

...Raod, Warren Park at 6601 N. Western Ave., and the city’s forestry site at 900 E. 103rd St.

Bessemer Park, 8930 S. Muskegon Ave.

Clark Park, 3400 N. Rockwell St.

Garfield Park, 100 N. Central Park Ave.

Grant Park, 900 S. Columbus Drive

Kennedy Park, 2427 W. 113th St.

Kelvyn Park, 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Lake Meadows Park, 3117 S. Rhodes Ave.

Marquette Park, 6700 S. Kedzie Ave.

McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Road

West Chatham Park, 8223 S. Princeton Ave.

North Park Village, 5801 N. Pulaski Road

Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

Riis Park, 6201 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Sheridan Park, 910 S. Aberdeen St.

Walsh Park, 1722 N. Ashland Ave.

Wentworth Park, 5701 S. Narragansett Ave.

    How to recycle your Christmas tree
    Now that the holidays are over, it's time to get rid of the festive decorations, including the Christmas tree. Residents looking to recycle their trees will have to haul them to one of 25 city locations - mainly Chicago Park District sites - from Jan. 6 through Jan. 20.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • MandaLeigh Here I Is.

    We used to always have a neighborhood bonfire with the trees, which was a lot of fun, but ya, guess that wouldn't fly in the city.

Dec 28

How to recycle your Christmas tree

Portage Park, 4100 N. Long Ave.

This article has 20 other Chicago locations (Show)

...locations beginning Jan. 8: Lincoln Park at Cannon Drive and Fullerton Avenue, Margate Park at 4921 N. Marine Drive, Mount Greenwood Park at 3721 W. 111th St., North Park Village at 5801 N. Pulaski...

...Drive and Fullerton Avenue, Margate Park at 4921 N. Marine Drive, Mount Greenwood Park at 3721 W. 111th St., North Park Village at 5801 N. Pulaski Raod, Warren Park at 6601 N. Western Ave...

...3721 W. 111th St., North Park Village at 5801 N. Pulaski Raod, Warren Park at 6601 N. Western Ave., and the city’s forestry site at 900 E. 103rd St...

...Raod, Warren Park at 6601 N. Western Ave., and the city’s forestry site at 900 E. 103rd St.

Bessemer Park, 8930 S. Muskegon Ave.

Clark Park, 3400 N. Rockwell St.

Garfield Park, 100 N. Central Park Ave.

Grant Park, 900 S. Columbus Drive

Kennedy Park, 2427 W. 113th St.

Kelvyn Park, 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Lake Meadows Park, 3117 S. Rhodes Ave.

Marquette Park, 6700 S. Kedzie Ave.

McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Road

West Chatham Park, 8223 S. Princeton Ave.

North Park Village, 5801 N. Pulaski Road

Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

Riis Park, 6201 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Sheridan Park, 910 S. Aberdeen St.

Walsh Park, 1722 N. Ashland Ave.

Wentworth Park, 5701 S. Narragansett Ave.

    How to recycle your Christmas tree
    Now that the holidays are over, it's time to get rid of the festive decorations, including the Christmas tree. Residents looking to recycle their trees will have to haul them to one of 25 city locations - mainly Chicago Park District sites - from Jan. 6 through Jan. 20.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Dec 25

Updated Dec 28

  • Flexible Seating Options for Busy Kids

    Ms. M. is asking for $588.71:
    My students need wobble seats and yoga balls to “move,” it will help them to do their best work.
    Portage Park Elementary School
  • Eric Pepeson NW-side deplorable, based-stickman, commie-crusher

    I must be behind in the times

  • millennial classroom....

    girl sitting on the floor when there is a sofa right behind her

    also, I would question why a student would do there best work sitting on something that wobbles.

Dec 19

Updated Dec 27

Neighbor got robbed at gun point in alley.

A male African American robbed one of the neighbors at gun point by Addison and Long on Friday, December 15th around 7:30pm as he was in his garage. I saw the suspect running from the alley in all black crossing Addison going southbound and reported it to the police. The male was about 6ft tall, skinny build, really dark skinned, and in his early 20's. Not sure if the suspect was with others or alone.

Neighbors in the area have said there has been a string of attacks. Please be aware of your surroundings.

  • Dan G Scratch and win

    Don't discredit hyenas like that.

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

    Liberal logic... "So much racism on this thread!" ... says something racist.

Hello, neighbor. This thread was closed due to violations of the EveryBlock community guidelines, which intend to keep discussions informative, friendly and respectful.

Dec 26

Dec 24

Updated Dec 25

Looking for a Church on Christmas Eve?

If anyone's looking for a church today, we'd love to welcome you to Park Community Church at Forest Glen. There are services at 10 am and 4:30 pm. The address is at -> 4920 W Foster Ave, Chicago, IL 60630 and you can get more information at parkcommunity.church. This church changed my life and the people are amazing, please come!

    Home
    Find a location, get involved, watch sermons, and learn more about Park Community Church in Chicago.
    https://parkcommunity.church
  • Mass is Catholic, (Anglicans and some Lutherans call their church services Mass as well).

    BTW, most Catholic churches will have Midnight Mass tonight, but some do it earlier now because of the kiddies, like begin at 9pm or 10pm. They don't call it Midnight Mass then, just the Christmas vigil,...

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    Mass is Catholic, (Anglicans and some Lutherans call their church services Mass as well).

    BTW, most Catholic churches will have Midnight Mass tonight, but some do it earlier now because of the kiddies, like begin at 9pm or 10pm. They don't call it Midnight Mass then, just the Christmas vigil, but it is the Christmas mass.

    Most Catholic churches in the archdiocese have web sites and the Mass schedule for Christmas will be posted there, so you can look it up. Also the schedule for Christmas day.

    We would love to see you there. And don't worry, there won't be an earthquake and the ceiling collapse if you haven't been there in ages and you cross the threshold. :-) God will be happy to see you there whatever your status with Him.

    Merry Christmas.

  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    Keep the first six letters in the word Christmas the most important.

Dec 23

Updated Dec 24

Christmas ideas

so I was sitting here thinking of what I would want for Christmas, but probably would not get and was thinking of what may be on other peoples Christmas list.

then I thought, this may be a great way to share ideas of what others may want, but don't know items exist or may give others gift ideas they may not have thought of.

I took the liberty of listing items of various prices, but you can list anything you...

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so I was sitting here thinking of what I would want for Christmas, but probably would not get and was thinking of what may be on other peoples Christmas list.

then I thought, this may be a great way to share ideas of what others may want, but don't know items exist or may give others gift ideas they may not have thought of.

I took the liberty of listing items of various prices, but you can list anything you may want to receive as a gift, also feel free to share gift ideas of what you have bought others that you feel are exceptional.

price should not matter in your listing, but try to list 3 realistic items (not like 3 Lamborghini's) and add a link for easy sharing.

merry Christmas

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under 60
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under 40
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    Milwaukee M12 FUEL 12-Volt Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 3/8 in. Ratchet (Tool-Only)-2557-20 - The Home Depot
    The Milwaukee M12 FUEL 3/8 in. Ratchet is the first cordless tool that provides both the torque and compact size to replace pneumatic Ratchets in the industry. With up to 55ft-lbs of max torque and 200
    https://www.homedepot.com

Dec 22

Updated Dec 23

Do you know this cat?

We've seen this kitty around the backyard for a few days. Near Berenice and Laramie. Looks well cared for, but is very skittish. I've not been able to get very close. It's about to get VERY cold. Please let us know if this is your cat or you recognize it. Thank you!

  • This cat might also be part of a managed feral cat colony. Try to notice if it's left ear is tipped (the tip will be missing so it's flat across). It can be hard to tell from a distance, though.

  • You can also post this cat on Facebook--Chicago Northside Lost and Found Pets.

Dec 21

Updated Dec 22

Cat found

Found cat on 5400 block of Byron. Friendly, seemed lost. Collar, no tag. Longhaired persian coloring white mouth. Clearly someone's pet. Have photos or proof of ownership to claim.

  • Thanks for taking kitty in and posting. Please post this on Facebook also on Chicago Northside Lost and Found Pets. Also via Pawboost https://www.pawboost.com/. And not everyone is online so make some flyers to post around your neighborhood too.

Dec 14

Updated Dec 22

looking for a tuckpointer

I've been looking for someone to do some basic tuckpointing (install a new window sill, maybe expand/brick over a window or two) for the last month or two now and I cannot seem to get anyone to answer their phone or come do the work. I should have asked on here earlier, but does anyone have a tuckpointer that they recommend? Or even a window company that they could recommend as they maybe able to do the work as well since the windows need replaced.

  • Sol is right, and getting very cold next week. Temps should be 40F+ a the bare minimum, even overnight. Wait til spring

  • Thanks ABC and everyone else. I was hoping to get the little work done this week while it was warmer and push the rest of the work back. The one person I did get ahold of bailed on me last minute though so it'll wait till the next warm patch now. ABC if you want to send me referrals I'd take them. I've got a lot of work (new lentils, attic vents, etc) that I'll need in the next year on top of this silly window sill.

Dec 21

Updated Dec 21

Police activity near Berteau and Parkside

I am at work but heard about police activity in the area. Does anyone know what happened?

  • Dan G Scratch and win

    Could be one of the many misc shots fired every other night. Or the new outstanding citizens that have been lurking around after 10ish every night. Stay safe and be aware.

  • Dan you were close, report says person with a gun. Cops couldn’t find him

Dec 21

Updated Dec 21

Shots fired!

Did anyone hear shots last night on Kildare in between Roscoe and Henderson?

Dec 21

Dec 20

Looking for Xmas Gift? $20 off the new Motiv fitness tracker ring.

I love love love my Motiv fitness tracking ring. It tracks calories burned, heart rate, base metabolic rate, steps, sleep, and the battery lasts for 3 days. It's so much better than the Apple Watch if your counting calories. Just wanted to pass this link on to get $20 off. It'd be a cool present for Christmas!!

http://w.zube.me/61376fd

    Use this link to get $20 off a Motiv Ring
    You'll love the new Motiv Ring. It effortlessly tracks your activity, heart rate and sleep, 24/7.
    https://mymotiv.zuberance.com

Dec 20

Dec 18

December 16, 2017 Update

Di’s Den, 5100 W. Irving Park, is giving back to our community this holiday season by participating in the annual Toys for Tots Christmas campaign.

Wed., Dec. 20, and Thur., Dec. 21, 6:30 pm, Jacobson Theatre at Portage Park School, 5330 W. Berteau, enter at Door 16. Enjoy a night of Shakespearean entertainment as the Portage Park Dramatics present Romeo & Juliet. $5. 

...doors open 5:30 pm, show at 7 pm,Our Lady of Victory Parish Hall, Laramie & Sunnyside. Our Lady of Victory presents Elvis Tribute, Featuring Ronnie Vegas. Admission includes beef sandwich, salad...

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The market runs from 10 am to 2 pm in the Copernicus Center Annex, 5214 W. Lawrence. Find more information at the market website. Hope to see you there.

...will take place on Monday, December 18, at 6:00 pm at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence...

• In person—Submit the prepayment bill and payment at a Chase branch bank or the Treasurer’s Office, 118 N. Clark St., Room 112, Chicago.

Please be aware that beginning this month, Department of Water Management crews will install a new sewer main at the intersections of Argyle and Natoma and Argyle and Rutherford. The old sewer main dates back to 1936 and needs to be replaced. 

Please be aware that beginning this month, Department of Water Management crews will install a new sewer main at the intersections of Argyle and Natoma and Argyle and Rutherford. The old sewer main dates back to 1936 and needs to be replaced. 

The annual Irving Park Community Food Pantry holiday drive is underway. The 2017 holiday toy distribution will take place on Wednesday, December 20, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, in the lower level of the Irving Park United Methodist Church at 3801 N. Keeler

...holiday classics, Charlie Brown Christmas and How the Grinch Stole Christmas, at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee. Filament adds its own special flare to these screening by having your favorite actors voice...

...from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the main fieldhouse at Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield. Tickets are available to purchase online and cost $15 for adults and $12 for children...

Save the date for Schurz High School’s Winter Holiday Family Event Tuesday, December 19, from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm at Carl Schurz High School, 3601 N. Milwaukee.

We’re at 4754 N. Milwaukee. We’re open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 9 am – 6 pm; Tuesdays, 9 am – 7 pm; Fridays, 9 am – 4 pm; and Saturdays, 10 am – 2 pm.

Fri., Dec 15, 7 pm, St. Viator Parish, 4170 W. Addison. Get into the holiday spirit during theHandel’s Messiah and Holiday Music. Free.

Sat., Dec 16, 9 am, 17th District Community Room, 4650 N. Pulaski. Teens can discuss how they can fight crime during a Peer Jury – Youth Beat Meeting. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Sat., Dec. 16, noon-4 pm, Chicago Animal Care and Control, 2741 S. Western. Open your home to a cat or dog during the Home of the Holidays Adoption...

Sat., Dec 16, 2 pm, Portage-Cragin Branch, 5108 W. Belmont. The Unity Club Band of Lane Tech High School, under the guidance of Javier Payano, will play holiday favorites during a Holiday Concert.More info: 312-744-0152. Free.

Sun., Dec 17, 11 am-1 pm, Fannie’s Cafe, 5040 W. Montrose. Enjoy a delicious brunch and meet Santa during Fannie’s Brunch with Santa. More info:online. Cost of purchases. 

Wed., Dec 20, 10 am, St. Bartholomew School, 4910 W. Addison. Children ages 2-4 are invited to join their parents or caregivers for Christmas Craft and Story Time. Please RSVP by Dec. 18: 773-282-9373.Free.

Wed., Dec 20. 5:30-7:30 pm, Wintrust Bank, 6336 N. Milwaukee. The Gladstone Park Chamber of Commerce hosts their Annual Holiday Party. Hors D’Oeuvres, wine, and beer. RSVP by Dec. 18 to Cathy Voight via email or at 773-756-6206. $15/person.

Wed., Dec. 20, 6:30 pm, Faith United Church of Christ, 5051 W. Belle Plaine. Join community members for the Faith UCC Candlelight Evening Service to celebrate Christmas. More info: Faith UCC website. 

Thur., Dec 21, 6 pm, Harry’s on Elston, 5943 N. Elston. The Gladstone Park Neighborhood Association hosts their annual Holiday Party. Join friends, family, and neighbors to celebrate each other and enjoy the holiday season. Cost of purchases.

    December 16, 2017 Update
    Please note that due to the holidays, there is no Ward Night Dec. 19, Dec. 26, or Jan. 2. Ward Night will resume Jan. 9. I hope you enjoy the holidays. Jeff Park Winter Sunday Market Kicks Off Dec. 17 Are you in search of unique gifts for your loved ones this holiday season?
    http://ward45.org

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