32 hours ago

Join me and Alderman Patrick J. O'Connor for ...

Join me and Alderman Patrick J. O'Connor for a joint County + City budget town hall tonight- 7pm at JamiesonElementarySchool Auditorium 5650 N. Mozart St.

    Bridget Gainer
    Join me and Alderman Patrick J. O'Connor for a joint County + City budget town hall tonight- 7pm at JamiesonElementarySchool Auditorium 5650 N. Mozart St.
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5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Found: Young gray cat with fluffy tail and white flea collar

Found a sweet gray cat with a fluffy tail. Young and small--very sweet and friendly and feeling lost. She's wearing a white flea collar. She followed my boyfriend home. He found her on Monticello (near Cullom).

  • An update: I took him to the vet. He is not chipped, and tested negative for FIV/FeLV
    (whew!!). We've put up flyers, and rung a bunch of doorbells, but it seems like he might have been on his own for some time. We thought he was very young, but he...

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    An update: I took him to the vet. He is not chipped, and tested negative for FIV/FeLV
    (whew!!). We've put up flyers, and rung a bunch of doorbells, but it seems like he might have been on his own for some time. We thought he was very young, but he is a mature cat just very underweight.

    He's safe with me for as long as he needs--maybe forever if we can (slowly) get him together with our two cats. He's so sweet. I'm taking him back to the vet for a full exam next weekend.

    However, I'll leave this post up for a while in case someone is looking for him. Please let your neighbors know if you hear anything! Thank you.

  • Heather Albany Park resident, condo owner, cyclist

    Aww. Thank you for having him checked out and taking him in! He is lucky to have found such kind people.

3 days ago

  • Kind-hearted Kinders in Need of a Carpet!

    Ms. Gralen is asking for $578.68:
    My students need a gathering area that provides personal space and maximizes collaborative learning opportunities. WE need a rug.
    Jamieson Elementary School Comment

5 days ago

I'm seeking a parking space near Rockwell and Lawrence

Hello. I am looking for a covered or uncovered parking space for my compact Subaru near Rockwell and Lawrence (north of Lawrence). Recent victim of a hit and run side-swipe and would prefer to not have that happen again! Thank you!

Nov 13

Updated 6 days ago

Gently Used Medical Supplies - Where to Donate?

Hello, neighbors! I am currently recovering from surgery and had to purchase a few items to make life manageable that I'd like to donate or sell in December when I *hopefully* no longer need them. I will have the following, all gently used:

1 pair of crutches (for heights 5'2" - 5'10")
1 cam walker boot with air pump (size adult small)
1 mobility knee scooter
1 shower chair
1 shoe lift (women's small, sizes 5.5-8)

I've heard that some...

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Hello, neighbors! I am currently recovering from surgery and had to purchase a few items to make life manageable that I'd like to donate or sell in December when I *hopefully* no longer need them. I will have the following, all gently used:

1 pair of crutches (for heights 5'2" - 5'10")
1 cam walker boot with air pump (size adult small)
1 mobility knee scooter
1 shower chair
1 shoe lift (women's small, sizes 5.5-8)

I've heard that some physical therapy offices will take these and donate them to countries in need, but I'd also love to help local folks if possible. I've checked places like ALS association, Shriners, and other organizations that don't accept these items.

Does anyone know of a local nonprofit that can use these items? If not I still plan on asking my physical therapist if they can donate them.

Thanks!

  • Go to your nearest VFW Post. There is always as VETERAN in need!!!

  • Dee Third generation in 45th Ward, now in 39th

    You could try the "Old Irving Park Community Clinic" on Addison just east of Central. They are the only "free" clinic on the north side of Chicago that charges nothing for their services or supplies and doesn't get any government or insurance payments. They are also in need of medical and non-medical volunteers.

    EMAIL info@oipcc.org
    CALL 773-427-0298

Nov 10

Updated 6 days ago

Dog passed away in my alley

I was coming back from work and saw a dog who had passed away laying in the alley this morning between Monticello and central park, south of Leland . Looked like a terrier or beagle mix. Had nothing on me to move the dog. So i went home to get a blanket, went back and the dog was gone. Looked in the garbages and didn't see it. Anyone know any thing?

  • Lisa Central park block

    Thank you guys, animal control did pick up the poor thing. Haven't seen any signs posted for it either.

  • Thanks Lisa

6 days ago

All those recent tax increases haven't improved Chicago's fiscal health

" In a report that City Hall won't like much, a Chicago-based watchdog group says hundreds of millions of dollars in recent tax hikes haven't done much to improve Chicago's woeful financial condition—at least so far.

Truth in Accounting, a somewhat conservative research group whose board runs the ideological spectrum, gives the city an F on its overall financial breakdown, saying each Chicagoan would be on the hook for $41,700 in unfunded liabilities if the city shut down tomorrow and had to reconcile its books—more than many people make in an entire year. Overall, it concludes that "Chicago finances (are) still in peril."

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20171115/BLOGS02/171119936/watchdog-group-gives-chicago-finances-an-f

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Nov 13

Updated Nov 14

CAPS Beat 2411 meeting, Tu, 11/14/17, 7pm, Indian Boundary

The next CAPS Beat 2411 COMMUNITY meeting will be at the Indian Boundary Park Field House on Tu, 11/14/17 at 7pm. Police officers are NOT scheduled to be in attendance.

  • Theodore Kruzich Senior Citizen of 84 years

    What is the agenda for this meeting ??

  • According to the email notice "Come out for 1 hour and be updated on latest activities in the neighborhood.as well as learn how to keep your family, home or business safer!"

Nov 14

Shooting in Budlong Woods-Foster/Washtenaw

Did anyone hear more about this :
About 5:40 p.m. Sunday on the Northwest Side, a 24-year-old man was shot in the 5200 block of North Washtenaw Avenue in the Budlong Woods neighborhood, according to police. The man took a private vehicle to Swedish Covenant Hospital, where his condition has stabilized, police said.

Nov 05

Updated Nov 13

Other vehicle offense Nov 3, 2017 Car brake in. Rosemont and Claremont Ave.

Please neighbors, make sure you have an alarm on your car. our car was broken into on Nov 3, 2017 around 8:10 pm. We got the act on a film. Two men broke in to our car. It’s crazy to think a neighbor next door parked his white car right behind our Car and did nothing. Not even honk at the men in our car. I’m sure every one on the corner block recognized that the men did not own...

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Please neighbors, make sure you have an alarm on your car. our car was broken into on Nov 3, 2017 around 8:10 pm. We got the act on a film. Two men broke in to our car. It’s crazy to think a neighbor next door parked his white car right behind our Car and did nothing. Not even honk at the men in our car. I’m sure every one on the corner block recognized that the men did not own th car in which they were braking into were not us. I know if we had seen some thing strange we would have done something to deter what was going on and Called the police. We all work hard to get what we need to live for our families and our self and be safe. Please let’s be mindful to each other with respect for one another. Keep your camera filming on your window, let’s work together to be safe of one another. See something strange in our neighborhood, or our car report to the police. God bless everyone, thank you.

  • Phill Domo My rights are absolute and non-negotiable!

    One thing that must be abundantly clear is that you should never expect help from strangers. So many people freeze-up or, let's be frank, coward-up in the face of danger.
    We must aim to be strong, train hard, and be self-reliant.
    There are so many Youtube videos of violent attacks in public and the comments always say "But why won't anyone help???"
    Yes, sometimes there's a hero around, but it's better to be the hero yourself.

  • So, being you have the break-in on video, can anything be done with that?

Nov 13

  • Making an Impact School-wide: Student Driven Recycling System

    Mrs. Connolly is asking for $534.73:
    My students need hanging scales to measure and track recyclable and non-recyclable waste in the classroom and cafeteria. We need large, portable recycling bins to transport recycling from the classroom to the large bin outside.
    Jamieson Elementary School Comment

Nov 11

Updated Nov 12

Western & North of Peterson

I believe this is the 50th ward. The not so famous wife of Ira.

  • karen returned to my roots

    No, she gerrymandered that area, including the section where Starbucks is as well.

Nov 10

Updated Nov 12

Attemped break in!

Just caught 3 individuals trying to break in a 3407 w carmen storage room.
1 dark latino male with long black hair skinny
1 filipino looking male skinny
And 1 white woman

They sped off in a white panel van with two trump stickers in the back and an american flag in front.

Be on the lookout call police right away
Licence plate B truck
Illinois 1906710

  • Mute Mute Me

    what? 2non whites riding in a vehicle with 2 trump stickers and an american flag?! the vehicle must be stolen too!

  • Thank you for posting that!

  • SCC Northwest sider my whole life.

    Make B&E Great Again!

Nov 11

Jul 19

Updated Nov 10

Western and Peterson Construction

I was told a month ago that the gigantic building going up on Western and Peterson is a car dealership, but that was before any building was done. It seems pretty big for that.

Any info on whether that's what they're putting up or if it's something else?

  • Seven Metro

    Just because a property is on a commercial street does not mean it has no responsibility to the public. Note that the architect (Axios) who designs other Toyota dealerships is too embarrassed by it to include it on his website.

    Technically it follows zoning law because its a Planned Developmenf...

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    Just because a property is on a commercial street does not mean it has no responsibility to the public. Note that the architect (Axios) who designs other Toyota dealerships is too embarrassed by it to include it on his website.

    Technically it follows zoning law because its a Planned Developmenf - BPD No 1275. The City Council approved a custom zoning désignation - ie mads a legal exception - because the dealwrship’s plan does not conform to the zoning that was previously in place. It s an abuse of the PD as a legal mechanism, not what a PD was designed for.

    It also doesn’t confirm to the Chicago streetscape ordinance. Or the Western Ave streetscspe plan.

    it’s sets am awful precedent for the way PDs are being used and mostly for what is acceptable to build within city limits.

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

    You can thank the alderman for this

Nov 10

If you're a Veteran (or spouse of Vet) or Serving now and own a home in Cook County. Check this out!

Family property tax appeal business at 3447 W. Foster offering FREE SERVICE to anyone who has lost a spouse in the line of duty. Additionally they have a great offer for Vets (even their spouses) and anyone serving ANY branch of Military or Reserves, check it out!

appealunfairpropertytax.com/veterans-day-special.html

Aug 15

Updated Nov 10

Lost cat. North shore and campbell

Lost a mostly black and a little white cat named Bean. He is sweet though shy. He does not have a collar but does have a chip. Please message me should you see him.

Michael

  • There are two regular feral mostly black tuxedo like with white paws cats that frequent the 6700 N block of Campbell (between Pratt and Northshore).
    I saw a cat fitting that description last night about 9:30. Not sure if it's one of the regulars or your kitty. I tried to engage with it but it hid in the bushes.

  • Michael, Did you find Bean? Can you post a picture. We've seen a cat similar to your description. She is in our backyard right now. Please post a picture, if you haven't found Bean yet.

Nov 03

Updated Nov 10

    State Sen. Silverstein resigns from Senate leadership team after sexual harassment allegation
    Illinois Senate President John Cullerton announced on Wednesday that Illinois State Senator Ira Silverstein has resigned from the Senate Democratic Leadership team after being accused of sexual harassment. Legislative activist Denise Rotheimer testified Tuesday in front of a senate panel that Ira Silverstein made inappropriate comments to her while the two worked together on legislation.
    http://abc7chicago.com
  • Dan Miller RP/WR resident since 1978

    It's late but not too late to start circulating petitions run in the March 2018 primary for state senator in the 8th district. Incumbents have gerrymandered districts and arranged primaries and petition qualifications to keep themselves in control. And we can see how well that has worked for them, but...

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    It's late but not too late to start circulating petitions run in the March 2018 primary for state senator in the 8th district. Incumbents have gerrymandered districts and arranged primaries and petition qualifications to keep themselves in control. And we can see how well that has worked for them, but not us. If Robin is correct and a couple candidates are mulling a run, they should make themselves known now, so supporters can rally to their candidacies. Additionally, I suggest 8th Dist. voters consider the upside of electing a Republican in November 2018.

  • Jeffrey Littleton 3rd Generation Uptown

    That's the Democratic Party for ya. It's the Republican Party for ya too.

    In other words...same thing.

Nov 09

Nov 06

Updated Nov 07

West ridge area

I’m thinking of flipping a house in west ridge but it is landlocked will the price drop considerably it’s a 3 bedroom kitchen plus a huge basement ranch home we r thinking of adding a few bedrooms in basement ! I’m buying it for 240 what do u think it is landlocked so no garage but u can park two cars on the side like a driveway ! Realtors and investors pl help and home owners

  • Andrew Carpenter Realtor Edgewater home owner and Chicago Reator

    A landlocked property with a driveway certainly doesn't sell for as much as a house with a garage but there are still people who will buy it. Your pool of buyers will be smaller than if you had a garage. Because of that it will likely take longer to sell the house once you have rehabbed it. If you would like help purchasing it and more specifics on that house you can email me through everyblock.

Nov 01

Updated Nov 03

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Nov 02

Updated Nov 03

Snowless Winter Saved City $1M In Overtime, 260K Tons Of Salt Last Year

"The savings banked by the city because there was no snow for plow drivers to clear after hours while being paid overtime would have been greater if the city hadn't been hit by several "ice events," Williams said.

"Those can be more costly because you have to keep salting," Williams said."

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20171031/lincoln-park/snowless-winter-saved-city-1m-overtime-260k-tons-of-salt-last-year

    Snowless Winter Saved City $1M In Overtime, 260K Tons Of Salt Last Year
    CITY HALL - Last year's nearly snowless winter saved the city nearly $1 million - and 260,000 tons of road salt, Streets and Sanitation Commissioner Charles Williams told aldermen Tuesday. "We're ready for the snow," Williams said.
    https://www.dnainfo.com
  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    So much copying and pasting. Are you running for alderman?

  • Let's not rejoice too easily--the law of averages means that one excessively snowy and/or icy winter will consume all the savings and salt--and more! Predictions are for another relatively mild 2017-18 winter though. Yea, global warming!

Nov 02

Oct 31

Oct 27

    The Bon-Ton Stores | Job Opportunities at The Bon-Ton Stores | Home
    Explore a wide range of career opportunities at The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. Search and apply for jobs in retail, management, marketing, buying and more.
    https://careers.bonton.com

Oct 27

Northtown Garden Society meeting, Thursday, November 2, 7 p.m @ Warren Park

The next meeting of the Northtown Garden Society will be held on Thursday, November 2 at 7 p.m. at Warren Park, 6601 N. Western.

At the meeting, the guest speakers will be Charlotte Adelman and Monica Buckley – advocates for Midwestern native plants and wildlife. For more information, please visit the Garden Society website at www.northtowngardensociety.org.

    NorthtownGardenSociety.org
    When a call was put out to help plant gardens at the Bethany Retirement Home, 4950 N. Ashland, 3 NGS members volunteered their services. Dorothy Bird and Frank and Nancy Jane Lauren helped design, obtain plants and plant the gardens in the courtyard. Their help was greatly appreciated by Bethany managers and residents.
    http://www.northtowngardensociety.org

Oct 27

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    rebuild parapet wall as needed. tuckpoint through out-(no structural work)- all work same as existing; subject to field inspections

    5445 N. California Ave. Issued October 25, 2017 Comment

Oct 26

question about St. Hilary's craft fair (N. Fairfield)

Hi all,
A friend of mine is scheduled to be a vendor on Nov 4 @ St. Hilary's. She's wondering if anyone has done this fair and what the outcome was (good/bad/ good crowd?)

Oct 23

Updated Oct 24

Community discussion on Lincoln Towing

"The commission is weighing whether to take the firm's license because of complaints that range from overcharging drivers and moving cars that are properly parked to invoicing improperly".

https://www.facebook.com/groups/RogersParkNeighborhoodNews/permalink/1456717624404292/

    https://www.facebook.com

Oct 16

Updated Oct 23

Rogue racoons 2100 block of Farragut

Very odd encouter tonight around 8pm with two rather LARGE racoons acting like gansters(wish i was kidding). One climbed out of tree on the South side of farragut and went into someones front yard bushes so me and my dog crossed the street to avoid the thug(he did stare us down). Smart right, or so i thought. As im walking and watching the south side of street, i hear a scrambling of claws on bark directly in front and to...

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Very odd encouter tonight around 8pm with two rather LARGE racoons acting like gansters(wish i was kidding). One climbed out of tree on the South side of farragut and went into someones front yard bushes so me and my dog crossed the street to avoid the thug(he did stare us down). Smart right, or so i thought. As im walking and watching the south side of street, i hear a scrambling of claws on bark directly in front and to the left of me and watched in horror as his bigger and badder partner in crime LANDED RIGHT IN FRONT OF MY DOG on the sidewalk. I sceamed(Im a soprano screamer so glass was breaking somewhere), yanked my dog hard back towards me and watched as this bandit hopped in the air in fear(i think my scream scared him off his plan to eat my dog) and he bolted across the street to meet up with his cohort. At that point i wasn't sure how many more there might be so i yelled my dogs name and said RUN!! We took off like lighting(well at a fast trot), but my dog kept checking behind us to be sure we weren't being followed.....in all seriousness....WATCH OUT. This really happened, and a smaller dog could have been seriously harmed. Please spread the word. DESCRIPTION: Grey body fur, black stripes, black mask around beedy eyes, fat, sharp claws, working in tandem, north and south sides of west farragut, 2100 block(alley going West to Levitt).

  • LP in Lincoln Square.....couldn't agree more!

  • There's a huge raccoon that often chills on the stoop of a building on Argyle and Bell. He's a scowler too. I have not seen him in several months.

Oct 22

Oct 20

Updated Oct 21

New, higher phone taxes replacing beverage tax

Ok, folks. Collective outrage beat back the beverage tax; now let's see what we can do about this new grab on our money. This proposed outrageous tax will really affect everyone. Notice, there are no decreases in city spending.
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20171020/south-chicago/heres-how-new-tax-on-your-cell-phone-will-affect-you
Here’s How The New Cellphone Tax Will Affect You

  • MB

    The Chicago cell phone tax is not a new tax. The amount of the tax is being increased. This Chicago tax does not replace the Cook County beverage tax. The city and the county are separate taxing bodies. Sweetened beverage consumers who own cell phones would have been subject to both taxes if the Cook County tax had not been repealed.

Oct 20

Michelin Guide 2018: The Full List Of Restaurants That Got (And Lost) Stars

• The Angry Crab, 5665 N. Lincoln Ave. (West Ridge)

This article has 77 other Chicago locations (Show)

• Alinea, 1723 N Halsted St, (Lincoln Park)

• Grace, 652 W. Randolph St. (West Loop)

• Acadia, 1639 S. Wabash Ave. (South Loop)

• Oriole, 661 W. Walnut St. (West Loop)

• Sixteen, 401 N. Wabash Ave. (River North)

• Smyth, 177 N. Ada St. (West Loop) = Gained a star this year.

• Band of Bohemia, 4710 N. Ravenswood Ave. (Lincoln Square)

• Blackbird, 619 W. Randolph St. (West Loop)

• Boka, 1729 N. Halsted St. (Lincoln Park)

• Dusek's Board & Beer, 1227 W. 18th St. (Pilsen)

• EL Ideas, 2419 W. 14th St. (Douglas Park)

• Elizabeth, 4835 N. Western Ave. (Lincoln Square)

• Elske, 1350 W. Randolph St. (West Loop) - New to List

• Entente, 3056 N. Lincoln Ave. (Lakeview) - New to List

• Everest, 440 S. LaSalle St. (Loop)

• Goosefoot, 2656 W. Lawrence Ave. (Lincoln Square)

• Green River, 259 E. Erie St. (Streeterville)

• NAHA, 500 N. Clark St. (River North)

• North Pond, 2610 N. Cannon Dr. (Lincoln Park)

• Parachute, 3500 N. Elston Ave. (Avondale)

• Roister, 951 W. Fulton Market (West Loop)

• Schwa, 1466 N. Ashland Ave. (Wicker Park)

• Sepia, 123 N. Jefferson St. (West Loop)

• Spiagga, 980 N. Michigan Ave. (Gold Coast)

• Topolobampo, 445 N. Clark St. (River North)

• Arami, 1829 W. Chicago Ave. (Ukrainian Village)

• Au Cheval, 800 W. Randolph St. (West Loop)

• Avec, 615 W. Randolph St. (West Loop)

• BellyQ, 1400 W. Randolph St. (West Loop)

• Bohemian House, 11 W. Illinois St. (River North)

• Ceres' Table, 3124 N. Broadway (Lakeview)

• Chilam Balam, 3023 N. Broadway (Lakeview)

• Cumin, 1414 N. Milwaukee Ave. (Wicker Park)

• DeCOLORES, 1626 S. Halsted St. (Pilsen)

• Dos Urban Cantina, 2829 W. Armitage Ave. (Logan Square)

• Dove's Luncheonette, 1545 N. Damen Ave. (Wicker Park)

• Fat Rice, 2957 W. Diversey Ave. (Logan Square)

• Giant, 3209 W. Armitage Ave. (Logan Square)

• Gilt Bar, 230 W. Kinzie St. (River North)

• Girl and the Goat, 809 W. Randolph St. (West Loop)

• Green Zebra, 1460 W. Chicago Ave. (Noble Square)

• GT Fish and Oyster, 531 N. Wells St. (River North)

• HaiSous, 1800 S. Carpenter St. (Pilsen)

• Han 202, 605 W. 31st St. (Chinatown)

• Herb, 5424 N. Broadway (Edgewater)

• Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St. (Andersonville)

• Jaipur, 847 W. Randolph St. (West Loop)

• Jam, 3057 W. Logan Blvd. (Logan Square)

• Jin Thai Cuisine, 5458 N. Broadway (Edgewater)

• Kai Zan, 2557 W. Chicago Ave. (Humboldt Park)

• Longman & Eagle, 2657 N. Kedzie Ave. (Logan Square) - Lost star

• Luella's Southern Kitchen, 4609 N. Lincoln Ave. (Lincoln Square)

• Lula Cafe, 2537 N. Kedzie Ave. (Logan Square)

• Mana Food Bar, 1742 W. Division St. (Wicker Park)

• Mango Pickle, 5842 N. Broadway (Edgewater)

• Maude's Liquor Bar, 840 W. Randolph St. (West Loop)

• mfk., 432 W. Diversey Pkwy. (Lakeview)

• Mi Tocaya, 2800 W. Logan Blvd (Logan Square)

• MingHin Cuisine, 2168 S. Archer Ave. (Chinatown)

• Mott Street, 1401 N. Ashland Ave. (Wicker Park)

• Nana, 3267 S. Halsted St. (Bridgeport)

• Pleasant House Pub, 2119 S. Halsted St. (Pilsen)

• Quiote, 2456 N. California Ave. (Logan Square)

• Sabri Nihari, 2502 W. Devon Ave. (West Ridge)

• San Soo Gab San, 5247 N. Western Ave. (Lincoln Square)

• Smoque, 3800 N. Pulaski Road (Irving Park)

• Sol de Mexico, 3018 N. Cicero Ave. (Belmont Cragin)

• Sushi Dokku, 823 W. Randolph St. (West Loop)

• Table, Donkey and Stick, 2728 W. Armitage Ave. (Logan Square)

• The Bristol, 2152 N. Damen Ave. (Bucktown)

• The Duck Inn, 2701 S. Eleanor St. (Bridgeport)

• The Publican, 837 W. Fulton Market (West Loop)

• The Purple Pig, 500 N. Michigan Ave. (Magnificent Mile)

• True Food Kitchen, 1 W. Erie St. (River North)

• Two, 1132 W. Grand Ave. (West Town)

• Untitled, 111 W. Kinzie St. (River North)

• Wood, 3335 N. Halsted St. (Lakeview)

    Michelin Guide 2018: The Full List Of Restaurants That Got (And Lost) Stars
    CHICAGO - Twenty-five Chicago restaurants were awarded with coveted stars in the upcoming Michelin Guide 2018. West Loop's Smyth was upgraded from a one-star ranking last year to two stars for what the guide calls "unique and inventive cuisine." Michael Ellis, international director of Michelin Guides, said he's tried about half of Chicago's starred restaurants himself, including Smyth.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

Oct 18

Updated Oct 19

Looking for a reliable house cleaner in West Ridge

Does anyone have a house cleaner they would recommend local to West Ridge? I am looking for someone honest and reliable. Preferably not paying a company, and paying the cleaner directly.

  • Email pikapikaservices@gmail.com. This is an independent company that will do a thorough job.

  • I have used Maggi Murdza for 10 years . She is the best. 708 267 7901.

  • Melissa Johnson Run a home daycare with evening care.

    I use Clean n Gleam cleaning services. I use her for my house and daycare business. Ty is really good, and reliable. She has a fall special going on currently. The # is 773-432-8877.

Oct 19

Apr 25 2016

Updated Oct 18

Masonry Repair

We need some repair done to the brickwork on our garage. Can anyone recommend a good, experienced company or individual?

  • If you click on Small's name in their post, on the right side of their profile page is a link to send a direct email.

  • Thanks, Verena. I did do that, but unfortunately Smalls has yet to reply. I appreciate that you took the time to reply. Thanks!

Oct 17

Updated Oct 18

    The Rohingya Who Made It to Chicago
    The Rohingya people are desperately escaping Myanmar, the country where they have faced persecution for generations. The situation now borders on genocide and more than 500,000 have fled just in the past few months. Though the refugees are mostly in camps in neighboring Bangladesh, they have also been trickling into the United States in recent years.
    https://www.nytimes.com
  • I work with 2 of the refugees in this article...Laila and Hasina, along with their husbands and their babies. They are so lovely. They are working so hard and want the American dream so badly. They have become like family to me!

Oct 17

Updated Oct 18

Foster & Lincoln closure

Does anyone know what happened on Foster between Rockwell and Lincoln?

  • hollyfig2000 Rhonda's mom

    Thank you!!

  • Yup. Walked by with all the red tape and fully expected something bad. Asked one of the police officers and he mentioned the pole would be falling soon. Could see it swaying in the wind.

Oct 15

Updated Oct 18

Dedicated School Teacher gunned down in gang related fire.....

Are we so short sighted and living in an alternate reality that we don't put all are efforts together and say "What can we do?????" We have folks complaining about an African American business that sells bikes. An individual died folks. Also the bike guys are wonderful people, I've dealt with them for years, but an individual died. All the rest of this rhetoric just doesn't matter.

So Rodgers park what are you going to do? This problem is yours and you own it, this is horrible. Realize you have a deeply ingrained gang problem and not enough police so buy bigger locks, get a mean dog but certainly don't use the elevated

  • The somber event that was intended to help our community heal was disrupted by protesters who scattered themselves around the crowd and began shouting over the words of scheduled speakers including a local minister who attempted to lead the people in prayer of love. CBS Chicago News reported that Jim...

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    The somber event that was intended to help our community heal was disrupted by protesters who scattered themselves around the crowd and began shouting over the words of scheduled speakers including a local minister who attempted to lead the people in prayer of love. CBS Chicago News reported that Jim Ginderske, who ran against (the Alderman) years ago, was among those who yelled, saying the police and politicians only want to solve the immediate crisis and not the problems that lead to it, such as closing a nearby mental health center and disinvestment in local public schools. Because of the guerrilla group's disruptive tactics the rest of the meeting was called off early sending many people home disappointed that they could not mourn without being disrespected. http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/10/17/rogers-park-community-rally-cut-short-cynthia-trevillion/

  • bertha, does the person who commits the same kind of crime with a knife or baseball bat deserve a break?

Oct 18

Oct 15

Updated Oct 16

Who knows about the fate of the Northtown Library?

A friend who, along with me, signed a petition to repurpose the soon-to-be-vacant Northtown Library building on California, got some push back from a neighbor. The neighbor opposes repurposing the library building because “the space has very poor electrical capabilities and would need too much money to maintain.”

I know nothing about the electrical system at the library, and I am not advocating a conversion of the building into any specific use. I'm not opposed to conversion. I just don't...

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A friend who, along with me, signed a petition to repurpose the soon-to-be-vacant Northtown Library building on California, got some push back from a neighbor. The neighbor opposes repurposing the library building because “the space has very poor electrical capabilities and would need too much money to maintain.”

I know nothing about the electrical system at the library, and I am not advocating a conversion of the building into any specific use. I'm not opposed to conversion. I just don't know what would be involved, what programs would be housed at the converted center, what else the library or the space be used for?

I just don't know.

That's why I signed the petition: to encourage a public discussion, to persuade our tone-deaf alderman to hold a public meeting about what might be done at the site. Maybe my friend’s neighbor who opposes conversion is correct about the electrical system. Is the neighbor an electrical engineer or a contractor or a builder? Does the neighbor have any expertise to make such a determination? I’d like to hear what the neighbor says.

Or is the neighbor just reading from a script where the fate of the library building already has been decided by the alderman?

Why can't residents of the 50th Ward be asked for OUR input?

  • hopefully the building will be bought for private use and start paying taxes.

Oct 12

Updated Oct 15

Mailbox thief

Anyone know her? She was caught on camera stealing mail from our mailboxes with a key. We've been hit several times and finally got caught on camera. We think she lives by Francisco and Bryn Mawr...watch out!

Oct 15

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