Jun 16

Updated 2 hours ago

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

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

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

    City of Chicago :: Employees and Officials Who Did Not Timely File Statements of Financial Interests
    Businesses & Professionals Artists & Entertainers Builders Caregivers Contractors Cultural Organizations Developers Educators Existing Businesses Food Service Establishments
    https://www.cityofchicago.org
  • Robert Rohdenburg Activist Citizen

    WGN-TV Story: FROM:http://wgntv.com/2017/11/15/chicago-police-officer-recruits-volunteers-to-help-veteran-renovate-his-newsstand/
    CHICAGO -- For the past seven years, Air Force veteran Anthony Johnson has been selling newspapers out of a beaten up stand at the corner of Milwaukee and Faragutt. Chicago Police Lieutenant John Garrido connected with Anthony about a year ago and decided to give Anthony a...

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    WGN-TV Story: FROM:http://wgntv.com/2017/11/15/chicago-police-officer-recruits-volunteers-to-help-veteran-renovate-his-newsstand/
    CHICAGO -- For the past seven years, Air Force veteran Anthony Johnson has been selling newspapers out of a beaten up stand at the corner of Milwaukee and Faragutt. Chicago Police Lieutenant John Garrido connected with Anthony about a year ago and decided to give Anthony a better place to sell his newspapers.

    Garrido posted a Facebook Live video asking for help. Volunteers stepped up, and they spent the last few weeks transforming this stand.

    All of this was done with the help of local sponsors like Tony Marino of Marino Jeep. They took Johnson to the local Dick's Sporting Goods and bought Johnson all new winter attire to help him stay warm.

    Johnson makes about $120 a week from his newsstand, and most of the time, he's just trying to by. He says he sleeps outdoors more often than indoors. So, John set up a GoFundMe account to help with Anthony's living expenses.

    "While this is not a long term fix, our hope is this will give Anthony a chance to get a leg up to take care of himself down the road. We will also look into other resources that may be available to him as a vet," the GoFundMe page says.

    Today, the newsstand looks brand new, and artist Peter Bucks is painting two murals on the stand.

    The new and improved newsstand will be unveiled Thursday night at 5:30 p.m.
    (See story link to vide video)

  • Robert Rohdenburg Activist Citizen

    Police News story: FROM:https://www.policeone.com/quiet-warrior/articles/459244006-Chicago-cop-leads-effort-to-renovate-struggling-veterans-newsstand/
    Chicago cop leads effort to renovate struggling veteran’s newsstand

    Air Force veteran Anthony Johnson has been selling newspapers from a beat up stand, so Lt. John Garrido decided to assist him

    Nov 15, 2017
    By PoliceOne Staff

    CHICAGO — After a Chicago police officer went on...

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    Police News story: FROM:https://www.policeone.com/quiet-warrior/articles/459244006-Chicago-cop-leads-effort-to-renovate-struggling-veterans-newsstand/
    Chicago cop leads effort to renovate struggling veteran’s newsstand

    Air Force veteran Anthony Johnson has been selling newspapers from a beat up stand, so Lt. John Garrido decided to assist him

    Nov 15, 2017
    By PoliceOne Staff

    CHICAGO — After a Chicago police officer went on Facebook Live asking volunteers to help an Air Force veteran renovate his newsstand, the community answered the call and spent weeks transforming the stand.
    WGN-TV reports that Chicago Police Lt. John Garrido first met veteran Anthony Johnson about a year ago. Johnson has been selling newspapers out of a beaten up newsstand at a local corner for the past seven years. After getting to know the veteran, Garrido decided to lend him a hand and provide him with a better place to sell his newspapers.

    Johnson said he makes about $120 a week from selling newspapers and often has to sleep indoors. So, Garrido also decided to set up a GoFundMe account for the veteran to raise money for living expenses.

    After several weeks of work from volunteers, the veteran’s new and improved newsstand will be unveiled on Thursday night.

    Garrido is no stranger to helping others. He and his wife also run the Garrido Stray Rescue Foundation, which supports “no kill” community coalitions helping cats and dogs find homes. His efforts have helped countless stray pets.

    (Story includes videos, including Lt. John Garrido's "You & Me" show segment.)

Oct 11

Updated 4 hours ago

Disabled Parking Signs Front Of Home

A close friend of mine applied for the Handicapped signs be placed in front of his home. They denied it because they said he has a garage. Well there are three other people on this block that have the signs in front of their homes and each has a 2 1/2 car garage, one on next block same thing! He sent in an appeal and is waiting the results, if he is denied again, then what, The garage he has...

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A close friend of mine applied for the Handicapped signs be placed in front of his home. They denied it because they said he has a garage. Well there are three other people on this block that have the signs in front of their homes and each has a 2 1/2 car garage, one on next block same thing! He sent in an appeal and is waiting the results, if he is denied again, then what, The garage he has is used for storage, 8 people living in the house all fully grown. He said he saw the Dept of Finance van come by on this last Monday, but he was on his way to a Dr's appt and could not stop and talk to the man.

It is a long walk 1 1/2 blocks to get to his house with walker or crutches.
Thank you

  • joanie 20+ year Resident of Jefferson Park

    This entire thread is why I'm not a fan of all the density being pushed in our area. People are at each others throats over parking spaces and taking swipes at the elderly and disabled who may need to park closer to their home.

    Smartypants, I just had my Driver's...

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    This entire thread is why I'm not a fan of all the density being pushed in our area. People are at each others throats over parking spaces and taking swipes at the elderly and disabled who may need to park closer to their home.

    Smartypants, I just had my Driver's License renewed and the State of Illinois requires medical certification for certain medical and disabling conditions. Seniors in the higher age brackets are retested more frequently.

    You don't have MD after your name, let the pros take care of the testing.

  • The convoluted logic in some of these arguments is maddening. Smartypants is leading the pack right now.

5 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Any recommendations on medicar?

I broke my ankle and had surgery on it last Monday. I have a dr's appt on the 20th and needless to say, I can't walk and I have 6 steps into and out of my house. I need to call a medicar to get me down the steps and to the dr. Any recommendations on who to call?

Thanks!

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

    Your insurance may cover home care, if it does not cover a private ambulance

  • We found NEWT, NonEmergencywheelchairtransport.com. They have an electric stair chair and do a great job. 630-542-6398

2 days ago

  • Growing Little Readers

    Ms. Pua is asking for $177.29:
    My students need books at reading levels B and C to use during teacher-guided reading groups in order to be challenged at their reading level.
    Hitch Elementary School Comment

Nov 13

Updated 3 days ago

Sirens/Milwaukee Ave 11pm last night - 12 squad cards

Anyone know what happened last night. at 11pm 12 or more squad cars were ripping down Milwaukee headed South near Montrose.

  • Brushman4 Serving the best since "53"

    Maybe they should open up a marijuana depository with a drive up liquor store and an escort service! That would cover most of the bases.

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    Not crack use around that area

Nov 12

Updated 4 days ago

Does the Post Office still deliver mail on SATURDAY?

For the last two Saturdays we have had no mail delivered. I have a mis-delivered piece of mail that has been sitting on top of my box since Friday so I know no one has delivered any mail. I am in the 60630 area

May 19

Updated 5 days ago

Radiator removal

Hey people! We need a radiator removed/capped and hauled away. Any/all recommendations appreciated. Thanks!

  • ? Could try Mike @ Father & Son (plumbing/sewer). If he's open to the task, Mike's a great guy and charges reasonably. Highly recommended on EB by Tami* originally -- now us too.
    Address: 3815 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60618 Phone: (773) 267-7383

  • B! Nice neighbor

    Thanks!

  • Was Mike able to help you with this? We need 6 radiators removed and hauled away. Thanks.

May 11

Updated Nov 11

    Ald. Arena pledges to bring 50 CHA units to the ward
    by BRIAN NADIG Alderman John Arena (45th) has pledged to bring 50 Chicago Housing Authority-sponsored apartments to the 45th Ward by the end of his term in the spring of 2019. Arena and six other aldermen recently signed the pledge as part of an effort that they say will help end segregation on the North and Northwest Side.
    http://nadignewspapers.com
  • It would have been totally different if Arena didn't declare war on his constituents. I found out back in April the state wasn't going to fund this fiasco and the more people like RR continue, the less likely 5150 will come to pass.

  • noman50 in this together

    Isn’t it part of Arena’s responsibility to at least make an attempt to sell his aspirational projects to constituents in his ward? You know, work with the people living around here, who have some “skin in the game” on major ideas bubbling up by the powers that be. I would think that if he feels very strongly about an issue he would want to effectively marshal as much public support. Or doesn’t he think this kind of way of governance is possible?

Nov 11

Nov 10

November 9, 2017 Update

Bump-out at McVicker and Bryn Mawr ($70,000): 141 votes;

Mon., Nov 13, 8:30 am, St. Tarcissus Church, 6040 W. Ardmore. Pope Francis Global Academy invites veterans from our community to attend a Veterans Mass and Reception. A simple coffee and danish reception will follow mass. RSVP: online. Free.

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If you’re looking to spend the day in a profound and meaningful way, I recommend visiting the Ed Paschke Art Center located at 5415 W. Higgins. They have partnered with the National Veterans Art Museum to  host a special event in honor of Veterans Day.

Construction of the Residences at Jefferson Park, 5201 W. Lawrence, has begun. I hope you will join us a ceremonial groundbreaking on Friday, November 17, at 11:00 am.

Performances will take place at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N, Milwaukee, and are family-friendly. More information and tickets are available to purchase online.

The highly-anticipated opening of Fischman’s bottle shop is finally here! On Friday, November 17, at 3:00 pm they will officially open the doors to the bottle shop at their new location in Six Corners, 4054 N. Milwaukee.

Between noon and 4:00 pm, veterans with a military ID can go to CACC at 2741 S. Western avenue to adopt a new furry best friend.

Unwrapped new toys and food donations can be brought to the Pantry at the Irving Park United Methodist Church (3801 N. Keeler) on Wednesdays from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm or on Tuesday evenings. Donations can also dropped of at my office (4754 N. Milwaukee) during office hours.

Unwrapped new toys and food donations can be brought to the Pantry at the Irving Park United Methodist Church (3801 N. Keeler) on Wednesdays from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm or on Tuesday evenings. Donations can also dropped of at my office (4754 N. Milwaukee) during office hours.

The event takes place on Saturday, November 11, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Independence Tap, 3932 W. Irving Park.

At 6:00 pm, the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence, will open its doors for those interested in visiting with Santa before the movie starts. Then, at 7:00 pm, sit back, relax, and enjoy the shenanigans Macaulay Culkin gets into during Home Alone.

Bump-out at Dakin and Lamon ($30,000): 58 votes.

Fri., Nov 10, 5:30-8 pm, Schurz High School Auditorium, 3601 N. Milwaukee. Schurz hosts a Family Movie Night. They will feature Free Birds, the greatest turkey movie of all time! Doors open at 5:30, movie starts at 5:45. Admission is free, popcorn and snacks available for purchase.

Sat., Nov 11, 7-10 pm, Irving Park Lutheran Church gym, 4057 N. Harding. The IPLC is hosting aGenerosity Hoe-Down. This is a square dance for all ages. All are invited. Free.

Sun., Nov 12, 11 am (following worship), Eden United Church of Christ, 5051 W. Gunnison. Sink your teeth into delicious homemade baked goods and buy some crafty gift items during...

Mon., Nov 13, 7 pm, Basement of the Irving Park Baptist Church, 4401 W. Irving Park. Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during the Old Irving Park Associationmeeting. Free. 

Tue., Nov 14, 8:30 am, St. Edward School, 4343 W. Sunnyside. Speak to parents and see classrooms during a St. Edward School Tour. RSVP:email organizers.Free.

Tue., Nov 14, 7 pm,Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn.Learn what you can do about crime during the 1731 beat meeting. Find your beat at the17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588.Free.

Wed., Nov 15, 7 pm, 16th District Community Room, 5151 N. Milwaukee. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1623 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 16th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

Wed., Nov 15, 7:30 pm, 17th District Community Room, 4650 N. Pulaski.Learn what you can do about crime during the 1722-1723 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free. 

Thur., Nov 16, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005.  The senior enrichment seminar series hosts a Domestic Violence Against Seniors: Misuse of Power and Controlseminar. Register: 312-603-9233.Free.

Thur., Nov 16, 4-10 pm, Tratroria Porretta, 3656 N. Central. Swing by Trattoria Porretta after picking up your child’s report card during theFriends of...

Fri., Nov 17, 8-9 am, Murphy School, 3539 W. Grace. Tour Murphy and celebrate the joy of being in school during the Murphy School’s Community Sing & School Tour. More info: 773-534-9892. Free.

Sat., Nov 18, 4-8 pm, Buckley Hall, 4447 N. Lowell.Satisfy your food cravings during the St. Edward Boy Scout Troop 904’sAll You Can Eat Pasta Dinner. Proceeds will help fund the troop’s activities.$10/adults; $7/kids 10 and younger. 

Sun., Nov 19, 3:30 pm, Congregation Church of Jefferson Park, 5320 W. Giddings. Five local churches collaborate to host the Annual Neighborhood Thanksgiving Service. Following the service, there...

...collected for the Northwest Church of Christ Food Pantry. Parking available Hoyne Bank lot at Milwaukee and Giddings.Donations accepted...

Thur., Nov 23, 12 pm, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner.Enjoy a warmThanksgiving Dinner surrounded by friends, family, and neighbors. At noon, there will be...

Thur., Nov 23, 1-4 pm, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 4939 W. Montrose.The Joined Hands Food Pantry will be providing a Free Thanksgiving Dinner. Everyone is welcome to join and enjoy a warm traditional meal and cheery company on Thanksgiving Day.Free.

Tues., Nov 28, 1:30-4:30 pm, City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, Room 1102. Learn more about Chicago IT and upcoming bid opportunities during theInformation Technology Vendor Outreach Event. RSVP: online.Free. 

Tue., Nov 28, 7 pm,Pasta D’Arte, 6311 N. Milwaukee.Meet neighbors and get involved in the communityGladstone Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting.Free. 

    November 9, 2017 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Please note that my office will be closed on Friday, November 10, and Saturday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day.We will reopen on Monday, November 13, at 9:00 am. I'd like to take a moment to thank all the men and women who have served in our armed forces to protect our liberties.
    http://ward45.org

Nov 10

Nov 03

Updated Nov 09

postal service

Suggest people with postal problems email congressman Mike Quigley. His office helped me when I complained about postal employees parking in "No Parking" areas while they walk around delivering mail on our narrow streets, and causing dangerous conditions at intersections.

  • The original post is well meaning but not very effective. The Executive branch, not Congress, is responsible for how US government agencies and department operate. The influence of your local Congressman on the USPS is limited, since all Congress does with the USPS is approve their requests for rate increases...

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    The original post is well meaning but not very effective. The Executive branch, not Congress, is responsible for how US government agencies and department operate. The influence of your local Congressman on the USPS is limited, since all Congress does with the USPS is approve their requests for rate increases and budgets and changes to the days upon which mau[il is delivered.

    The USPS is organised like a private business, which means that the local postmasters are responsible to regional managers and to the independent security group that monitors mail for theft and mishandling, the Postal Inspectors.

    Each post office has service complaint forms which go to the local PO's postmaster. ou keep a paper copy. The online USPS.com website has a similar form which is sent to the office of the Postmaster Generl, and copied to the postal Inspection group and the local postmaster. I recommend the online form because it cannot be intercepted or lost. You can print a copy of your online submission, which gets a tracking number.

  • Regarding paying bills online, many people, including those who use online services are unclear on how it works.

    The way to minimise your chances of identity theft is to limit the number of organizations with whom you voluntarily share personal information. Paying bills is not a leak of the information...

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    Regarding paying bills online, many people, including those who use online services are unclear on how it works.

    The way to minimise your chances of identity theft is to limit the number of organizations with whom you voluntarily share personal information. Paying bills is not a leak of the information needed for identity theft. At most, it can be used in combination with public information to compromise that particular account.

    Whether you physically mail a paper check or have your bank handle the transaction, the information in that transaction is the same. The one easiest to be lost or stolen is USPS mail.

    If you wish to reduce exposure of personal information, do not directly pay bills at each payees site by credit card; have your bank do it. Set up the payments with them, they use direct electronic transfer when possible and send checks at no cost to you when not. Those payments contain the account number that the merchant has assigned to you and the bank's account number, not yours.

    You can use online bank payment services just like writing checks. You can maintain a check register, enter the transaction number and amount assigned to each payment. If a paper check mailed by the bank does not clear within 10 business days, your bankl notifies you. You can print copies of transactions individually, or in groups. Most banks will still mail you a monthly paper statement unless you opt for email.

    When necessary to pay at a website, use Paypal or a similar service, which will not reveal your credit card number to the merchant, or one of the credit cards with 0 liability for online fraud. When possible, using an aggregation site like Amazon, Alibaba or Walmart will let you buy from many merchants while sharing limted crdit card account information only with the aggregator.

Nov 08

Nov 01

Updated Nov 07

Whats going on at portage park

A neighbor friend was walking through portage park around irving and central and saw a rolled up carpet on the grass. He just about flipped when it moved , a guy was sleeping in carpet.Why so many homeless in park lately can't city help them out?

Nov 06

Updated Nov 07

Found Male Black Lab in Jeff Park

Dog found in Jefferson Park near St. Constance Church (Menard & Strong). He's a very friendly, large black Lab - probably about 90-100 lbs. No collar / tags, but he's obviously missed by someone - he's a sweetheart & knows basic commands. Took him to the Jeff Park police station to scan him for a chip.

Nov 03

Updated Nov 07

November 3, 2017 Update

Bump-out at McVicker and Bryn Mawr ($70,000): 141 votes;

Mon., Nov 13, 8:30 am, St. Tarcissus Church, 6040 W. Ardmore.Pope Francis Global Academy invites veterans from our community to attend a Veterans Mass and Reception. A simple coffee and danish reception will follow mass. RSVP: online.Free.

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The event will take place on Saturday, November 4, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and on Sunday, November 5, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm in the church at 3857 N. Kostner.

The event will take place on Monday, November 6, at 7:00 pm at the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. More information about the event is available online.

Bump-out at Dakin and Lamon ($30,000): 58 votes.

Performances will take place at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N, Milwaukee, and are family-friendly. More information and tickets are available to purchase online.

...00 pm to 10:00 pm in the gym at the Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4057 N. Harding. Tables/teams are $280 before October 30, or $300 thereafter and includes an appetizer buffet...

The event will take place on Tuesday, November 7, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Easy Street Pizza and Beer Garden, 3750 N. Central. More information is available online.

The event takes place on Saturday, November 11, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Independence Tap, 3932 W. Irving Park.

...1:30 pm to 4:30 pm in the annex space at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence...

Sat., Nov 4, 11 am-2 pm, Disney II Magnet High School, 3900 N. Lawndale. Disney II hosts an Open House for prospective high school students. More info: online.Free.

Sat., Nov 4, 7:30 pm, Buckley Hall, 4450 N. Lowell.St. Edward parish presents Late Nite Catechism. Doors open at 6:30. Cash bar and appetizers. Info: 773-545-6496.$50/premium ticket; $30/regular. Includes one drink.  

Tue., Nov 7, 4-7 pm, Potbelly, 4185 W. Irving Park Road. Satiate your appetite and support St. Edward School during afundraising event. No flyer needed. 20% of all sales will be donated back to the school. Cost of purchases. 

Tue., Nov 7, 7 pm,Eden United Church of Christ, 5051 W. Gunnison.Financial coach and author Dave Ramsey partners with Eden United for a nationwide livestream entitled...

Tue., Nov 7, 7 pm,Independence Park Bungalow, 3945 N. Springfield. Join neighbors to learn how you can participate in supporting your community during a GIPNA Board meeting.Free.

Wed., Nov 8, 8:30 am, St. Pascal Church, 6143 W. Irving Park. Pope Francis Global Academy invites veterans from our community to attend a Veterans Mass and Reception. A simple coffee and danish reception will follow mass. RSVP: online.Free.

Wed., Nov 8, 7 pm, Athletic Park, 3546 W. Addison.Learn what you can do about crime during the1732-1733 beat meeting. Find your beat at the17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588.Free.

Thur., Nov 9, 10 am-1 pm, Truman College, Northside American Job Center, 1145 W. Wilson. Find clinical and non-clinical employment opportunities during theChicago Healthcare Sector Center’s Fall Job...

Fri., Nov 10, 5:30-8 pm, Schurz High School Auditorium, 3601 N. Milwaukee.Schurz hosts aFamily Movie Night. They will feature Free Birds, the greatest turkey movie of all time! Doors open at 5:30, movie starts at 5:45. Admission is free, popcorn and snacks available for purchase.

Mon., Nov 13, 7 pm, Basement of the Irving Park Baptist Church, 4401 W. Irving Park. Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during the Old Irving Park Associationmeeting. Free. 

Tue., Nov 14, 8:30 am, St. Edward School, 4343 W. Sunnyside. Speak to parents and see classrooms during a St. Edward School Tour. RSVP: email organizers. Free.

Tue., Nov 14, 7 pm, Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1731 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Wed., Nov 15, 7 pm, 16th District Community Room, 5151 N. Milwaukee. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1623 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 16th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

Wed., Nov 15, 7:30 pm, 17th District Community Room, 4650 N. Pulaski. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1722-1723 beat meeting. Find your beat at the17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588.Free. 

Thur., Nov 16, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005.  The senior enrichment seminar series hosts a Domestic Violence Against Seniors: Misuse of Power and Control seminar. Register: 312-603-9233. Free.

Thur., Nov 16, 4-10 pm, Tratroria Porretta, 3656 N. Central. Swing by Trattoria Porretta after picking up your child’s report card during theFriends of...

Fri., Nov 17, 8-9 am, Murphy School, 3539 W. Grace. Tour Murphy and celebrate the joy of being in school during theMurphy School’s Community Sing & School Tour. More info: 773-534-9892. Free.

Sat., Nov 18, 4-8 pm, Buckley Hall, 4447 N. Lowell.Satisfy your food cravings during the St. Edward Boy Scout Troop 904’s All You Can Eat Pasta Dinner. Proceeds will help fund the troop’s activities.$10/adults; $7/kids 10 and younger. 

Tues., Nov 28, 1:30-4:30 pm,City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, Room 1102. Learn more about Chicago IT and upcoming bid opportunities during theInformation Technology Vendor Outreach Event. RSVP:online. Free. 

Tue., Nov 28, 7 pm, Rosedale Park, 6312 W. Rosedale. Meet neighbors and get involved in the communityGladstone Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting.Free. 

Wed., Nov 29, 7 pm, Basement Auditorium of the Congregational Church, 5320 W. Giddings. Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during theJefferson Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting.Free.

    November 3, 2017 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Get a jump start on your holiday shopping this weekend during the St. John's Episcopal Church's Maker's Mart. There will be a diverse selection of art, food, crafts, jewelry, and other home goods made by local artists and artisans.
    http://ward45.org

Nov 01

Updated Nov 06

Early a.m. to Midway

Visiting guest has to be at Midway for a 6:30 a.m. flight and we can't take him. The quote just doubled on his ride-share app. Anyone know an independently licensed taxi or Lyft/Uber driver that can offer a flat rate to Midway at 5 am?

  • Look B4 you leap ...
    "Jack Sprat" was commonly used for people of small stature in the 16th century

  • Brushman4 Serving the best since "53"

    Also skinny guys with a fat wife!

Oct 29

Updated Nov 05

Doctor recommendation

Hi there, looking for a good general doctor preferably out of Lutheran General who has a good bedside manner. Any suggestions? Thanks

  • I put in Ciszek's name back at the begining of this post with all his info, phone number address, room number, etc. and it is no longer there. So thanks Paul, for putting it in again.

  • Brushman4 Serving the best since "53"

    What's up with that, are you Ciszek's PR firm?

Nov 01

Updated Nov 05

Found dog

Sharing.....let's get him back home!

Oct 30

Updated Nov 03

Praying mantis

Did somebody praying mantis Escape.
If so he’s visiting my house.

  • Jeffrey Littleton 3rd Generation Uptown

    The praying manntis is at the end of its life cycle and basically wandering around aimlessly in a stupor. Normally they lie low..

  • Laughing Hyena What is so funny?

    Hey Jeffrey Littleton,

    Kapow!!!

    Great use of allegory in describing the vacant existance of 45th ward Alderman John "tiny hands" Arena.

    Just to keep you up to date "tiny hands" has recently sought refuge by rolling himself up in a rug in Portage Park according to several reliable sources. His handlers have denyed this but did allow that "tiny hands" believed it to be some sort of magic carpet.

    Abracadabra.

Nov 03

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    SELF-CERT: 2,872 SQUARE FOOR INTERIOR RENOVATION OF EXISTING BANKING FACILITY (OCCUPANCY CLASS E) CONSISTING OF A REVISED CUSTOMER LOBBY, PRIVATE OFFICES, CUSTOMER AREA, BREAKROOM, WORKROOM, & TOILET. RTU BEING REPLACED SAME PLACE AS EXISTING UNIT BEING RELACED, LOWER WEIGHT THAN UNIT BEING REPLACED.

    5670 N. Milwaukee Ave. Issued November 1, 2017 Comment

Nov 02

Updated Nov 02

Efforts being made to address issues with students waiting at bus stop at Nagle-Northwest Hwy site

Update: Taft sends message to parents urging that students wait for bus on sidewalk instead of at the gas station. Also, the Number 86 bus can be boarded on Natoma outside of the school instead of at the Nagle-Northwest Hwy intersection. In the past some students have said that they prefer boarding the bus on Nagle because they can buy a snack at the gas station and that the buses on Natoma are too crowded. http://nadignewspapers.com/2017/10/31/concerns-raised-about-students-congregating-at-nagle-northwest-hwy-while-waiting-for-bus/

  • Hey Nadig Newspapers, wait until HH builds that car wash at Gunnison/Nagle. I wonder how the SB 86 Narragansett bus will pickup/drop off students at that NW corner there with cars going in/out during AM and PM rush hour times on school days.

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Oct 27

Updated Nov 01

Condo soundproofing

I need advice from condo dwellers who've attempted to soundproof their condo. How happy are you with the results? Most of my noise is coming from the upstairs neighbor. I can hear their every step, conversations, moving of furniture. It's driving me crazy! Thank you.

  • Jeffrey Littleton 3rd Generation Uptown

    A drop ceiling would help...not always possible but you have few options. If your neighbors had carpeting might help?

  • OParker Native Chicagoan

    Many options depend on the buildings construction type.

Oct 29

Updated Oct 31

These shootings need to stop.

Maybe we can think of a way to help with violence also besides getting 50 posts about housing from one person.

http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/crime/7-people-wounded-in-chicago-shootings-in-weekends-first-12-hours

    3-year-old boy among 16 shot, 1 fatally, in Chicago weekend violence
    CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A 3-year-old boy was among 16 people shot, one fatally, in separate incidents across Chicago since Friday evening. The boy was shot and seriously wounded about 12:30 a.m. Sunday while traveling in the back seat of a car in the Washington Park neighborhood on the South Side.
    http://www.fox32chicago.com
  • Brushman4 Serving the best since "53"

    Or maybe standing in front of them so they'll feel protected after all do you expect them to go after gang bangers with only their guns, mace, tasers, and bulletproof vests?
    They are too lazy or stupid to fill out incident reports, so they just let the gangs do what they please!

  • @Brushman: well, Brushman does make a point although I'd word it differently. I'd say, "In todays political climate any Police Officer who does one bit more than eat his doughnut and collect his paycheck is too stupid to be a Policeman."

Oct 30

Oct 29

October 21, 2017 Update

Pedestrian bump-out at McVicker and Bryn Mawr: $70,000. Learn more about this project here;

Sat., Oct 28, 4-6 pm, Fly Girl Dance & Fitness, 5525 N Milwaukee. Celebrate Halloween with the little ones during the Fly Girl Dance & FitnessHalloween Kids Party. Dancing and treats. More info: [www.flykidzdance.com]Fly Girl website. Free.

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Pedestrian bump-out at Dakin and Lamon: $30,000. Learn more about this project here;

9:00 am – 1:00 pm on October 22 at the Independence Park Farmers Market, 3945 N. Springfield; and

9:30 am – 1:30 pm on October 22 at the Jefferson Park Sunday Market, 4822 N. Long.

10:00 am – 3:00 pm on October 28 at the Congregational Church of Jefferson Park, 5320 W. Giddings.

The Schurz Build On program will be hosting a learning session on immigrant rights on Saturday, October 21, from 10 am to 2 pm at Schurz High School, 3601 N. Milwaukee.

...00 pm to 10:00 pm in the gym at the Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4057 N. Harding. Tables/teams are $280 before October 30, or $300 thereafter and includes an appetizer buffet...

The 16th District is at 5151 N. Milwaukee. For more information, email the 16th District CAPS office.

Coats can be dropped off at the Pantry, 3801 N. Keeler, on Wednesdays, 9 am to noon. Additional drop off locations include Disney II Magnet Elementary school, 3815 N. Kedvale; Old Irving Brewing, 4419 W. Montrose; and the Linnemyer front porch, 3822 N. Tripp.

Coats can be dropped off at the Pantry, 3801 N. Keeler, on Wednesdays, 9 am to noon. Additional drop off locations include Disney II Magnet Elementary school, 3815 N. Kedvale; Old Irving Brewing, 4419 W. Montrose; and the Linnemyer front porch, 3822 N. Tripp.

Coats can be dropped off at the Pantry, 3801 N. Keeler, on Wednesdays, 9 am to noon. Additional drop off locations include Disney II Magnet Elementary school, 3815 N. Kedvale; Old Irving Brewing, 4419 W. Montrose; and the Linnemyer front porch, 3822 N. Tripp.

Coats can be dropped off at the Pantry, 3801 N. Keeler, on Wednesdays, 9 am to noon. Additional drop off locations include Disney II Magnet Elementary school, 3815 N. Kedvale; Old Irving Brewing, 4419 W. Montrose; and the Linnemyer front porch, 3822 N. Tripp.

Sat., Oct 21, 7-10 pm, St. Viator Recreation Center, 2nd Floor, 3644 N. Kedvale. Get in the Halloween spirit during St. Viator’s Stairway to Insanity Haunted House. Intended for mature audiences. $10. 

Sun., Oct 22, 3 pm, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3857 N Kostner. Enjoy an afternoon of fine music during Double Take: Musical Pairings Through the Ages, featuring the Chicago Recorder Quartet. More info: (773) 725-9026.Free.

Mon., Oct 23, 7 pm, Retro Fitness, 4901 W. Irving Park. Join Six Corners and Retro Fitness as they bring Portage Park a black light and fun filled workout during the Social After Six Workout. More info: event website. $5.

Wed., Oct 25, 7 pm,Portage Park Senior Center, 4100 N. Long.Learn what you can do about crime during the1624 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 16th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

Wed., Oct 25, 6-9 pm,Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall, 78 E. Washington. Enjoy tastings from new chefs and your old favorites with beer, wine, cocktails, silent and...

Thur., Oct 26, 7 pm, St. Bartholomew Church, Krueger Hall, 4910 W. Addison. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1634 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 16th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free. 

Fri., Oct 27, 4-6 pm,Belding School, 4257 N. Tripp. Belding School hosts their Annual Fall Fun Fest. DJ, giant inflatable obstacle course, inflatable slide with ball pit, basketball pop shot, games, prizes, and dancing. $5.

Fri., Oct 27, 5-6:30 pm,CACC, 2741 S. Western.Interested in volunteering with CACC? Attend aGeneral Volunteer Orientation. Sign up:online. Free.

Sat., Oct 28, 10 am,Mather High School, 5835 N. Lincoln. Mather High School hosts the Inaugural Under One Roof: Chicago Immigrant and Refugee Conference and Resource Fair. More info on Twitterand Facebook. Free.

Sat., Oct 28, 1-3 pm,Roberts Square Park, Laramie & Argyle. Cout out to Roberts Square Park for the Kids & Dogs Halloween Howl. Games, costume prizes, photo opps, music by Stephen Guylas (JPNA) PLUS doggie prizes & costume parade. Dogs must be kept on leash for safety.Free. 

    October 21, 2017 Update
    Vote on How to Spend Your Tax Dollars Thru October 28! It's that time of year again to determine how we will allocate $1 million of local infrastructure funds during the 45th Ward participatory budgeting process. In the spring, residents offered their ideas for this year's ballot during five different neighborhood assemblies.
    http://ward45.org

Oct 29

October 27, 2017 Update

Pedestrian bump-out at McVicker and Bryn Mawr: $70,000. Learn more about this project here;

Sat., Oct 28, 4-6 pm, Fly Girl Dance & Fitness, 5525 N Milwaukee. Celebrate Halloween with the little ones during the Fly Girl Dance & FitnessHalloween Kids Party. Dancing and treats. More info: [www.flykidzdance.com]Fly Girl website. Free.

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Pedestrian bump-out at Dakin and Lamon: $30,000. Learn more about this project here;

10:00 am – 3:00 pm on October 28 at the Congregational Church of Jefferson Park, 5320 W. Giddings.

The 5000-block of West Ainslie between 11:30 am and 3:30 pm September 29;

The 4800-block of West Argyle at 1:30 am September 30;

The 5200-block of West Montrose between 10:00 am and 8:00 pm October 16; and

The 4600-block of North Milwaukee between 7:00 pm and 11:40 pm October 18.

The 6200-block of West Grace at 10:00 pm on October 16;

The 5500-block of West Windsor at 10:00 pm on October 16;

The 5400-block of West Windsor between 5:00 pm October 16 and 7:00 am October 17;

The 4500-block of North Mobile at 5:45 am October 17;

The 4800-block of West Dakin between 6:30 pm October 18 and 6:00 am October 19;

The 5200-block of West Byron between 5:30 pm October 18 and 6:45 am October 19;

The 6200-block of West Warwick between 7:00 pm October 18 and 7:00 am October 19; and

The 6200-block of West Waveland between 3:00 pm October 18 and 10:30 pm October 19.

The event will take place on Tuesday, November 7, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Easy Street Pizza and Beer Garden, 3750 N. Central. More information is available online.

The event takes place on Saturday, November 11, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Independence Tap, 3932 W. Irving Park.

...00 pm to 10:00 pm in the gym at the Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4057 N. Harding. Tables/teams are $280 before October 30, or $300 thereafter and includes an appetizer buffet...

The 16th District is at 5151 N. Milwaukee. For more information, email the 16th District CAPS office.

Fri., Oct 27, 4-6 pm,Belding School, 4257 N. Tripp. Belding School hosts their Annual Fall Fun Fest. DJ, giant inflatable obstacle course, inflatable slide with ball pit, basketball pop shot, games, prizes, and dancing. $5.

Fri., Oct 27, 5 pm, Schurz High School, 3601 N. Milwaukee. Participating Schurz clubs are hosting aSpooktacular Halloween Party. There will be a haunted house, a...

Fri., Oct 27, 5-6:30 pm,CACC, 2741 S. Western.Interested in volunteering with CACC? Attend aGeneral Volunteer Orientation. Sign up:online. Free.

Sat., Oct 28, 10 am,Mather High School, 5835 N. Lincoln. Mather High School hosts the Inaugural Under One Roof: Chicago Immigrant and Refugee Conference and Resource Fair. More info on Twitterand Facebook. Free.

Sat., Oct 28, 1-3 pm,Roberts Square Park, Laramie & Argyle. Cout out to Roberts Square Park for the Kids & Dogs Halloween Howl. Games, costume prizes, photo opps, music by Stephen Guylas (JPNA) PLUS doggie prizes & costume parade. Dogs must be kept on leash for safety.Free. 

Sat., Oct 28, 3-5 pm, Eden United Church of Christ, 5051 W. Gunnison. A showing of The Power of Forgiveness  followed by a brief discussion will be hosted by Eden United.Free.

Sat., Oct 28, 7-10 pm, St. Viator Recreation Center, 2nd Floor, 3644 N. Kedvale. Get in the Halloween spirit during St. Viator’s Stairway to Insanity Haunted House. Intended for mature audiences. $10. 

Thur., Nov 2, 12-1:30 pm,Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005. The senior enrichment seminar series hosts anEmpowering Nursing Home Residents seminar. RSVP: 312-603-9233. Free.

Sat., Nov 4, 10 am-3 pm,St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner.Shop for art, food, crafts, jewelry, and home goods made by local artists and artisans...

Sat., Nov 4, 11 am-2 pm,Disney II Magnet High School, 3900 N. Lawndale.Disney II hosts an Open House for prospective high school students. More info: online. Free.

Tue., Nov 7, 7 pm,Independence Park Bungalow, 3945 N. Springfield. Join neighbors to learn how you can participate in supporting your community during aGIPNA Board meeting.Free.

Wed., Nov 8, 7 pm,Athletic Park, 3546 W. Addison. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1732-1733 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588.Free.

Mon., Nov 13, 7 pm,Basement of the Irving Park Baptist Church, 4401 W. Irving Park. Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during the Old Irving Park Associationmeeting. Free. 

Tue., Nov 14, 7 pm,Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1731 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Wed., Nov 15, 7:30 pm,17th District Community Room, 4650 N. Pulaski.Learn what you can do about crime during the1722-1723 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free. 

Thur., Nov 16, 4-10 pm,Tratroria Porretta, 3656 N. Central. Swing by Trattoria Porretta after picking up your child’s report card during the Friends...

Thur., Nov 16, 7 pm,Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence. Meet neighbors and get involved in community during the Jefferson Park Forward monthly meeting. Guest speaker Magdalena Dolas from the Polish American Association will be in attendance. More info: online. Free. 

Sat., Nov 18, 4-8 pm,Buckley Hall, 4447 N. Lowell. Satisfy your food cravings during the St. Edward Boy Scout Troop 904’s All You Can Eat Pasta Dinner. Proceeds will help fund the troop’s activities.$10/adults; $7/kids 10 and younger. 

Tues., Nov 28, 1:30-4:30 pm, City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, Room 1102. Learn more about Chicago IT and upcoming bid opportunities during theInformation Technology Vendor Outreach Event. RSVP: online. Free. 

Tue., Nov 28, 7 pm,Rosedale Park, 6312 W. Rosedale. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community Gladstone Park Neighborhood Association monthly meeting. Free. 

    October 27, 2017 Update
    Dear Leslie, Ghouls, goblins, and more might be roaming the streets this weekend and Tuesday evening in search of treats. Please practice extra caution when driving. Please be advised that there will be no Ward Night on Tuesday, October 31. I will be spending the evening with my family handing out candy to trick-or-treaters.
    http://ward45.org

Oct 29

Oct 28

    John Garrido
    Please Share: Found at Addison and Linder. No tags, no chip. Running with another dog that got away. Please have the owner call the 16th District at 312-742-4480. Must show proof of Ownership.
    https://m.facebook.com

Sep 13

Updated Oct 27

    Changes along Central Avenue, from Montrose t... (media mention)
    Higgins, is scheduled to begin tomorrow. The proposed changes include bump outs at Central &Giddings, Central & Leland, and Central & Ainslie. A designated bike lane will be installed from Goodman to Gunnison, and... ...to begin tomorrow. The proposed changes include bump outs at Central &Giddings, Central & Leland, and Central & Ainslie.
    http://chicago.everyblock.com
  • i agree completely that the traffic light timing needs to be evaluated and it'll help further, but it's also a fine line to tread.

    the snags that i've experienced during rush hour recently are hardly any worse than those i experienced when i took the same route for 7 years prior to moving a mile and a half south on Central. I definitely feel that the increased traffic is being overstated. maybe we were at different periods of rush hour. YMMV apparently.

  • Email the Alderman, they are very understanding and are also aware of having to do another survey once the Starbucks is put in

Oct 25

Updated Oct 27

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Oct 20

Updated Oct 27

Lost dog in jefferson park 60630 5400 n central ave

Our dog got frighten by the thunder and took off running around 5413 n central ave on north side chicago jefferson park neighborhood he is a mix breed yellow golden small maybe 15 ponds his name is shrek very calm dont bark or bite .he is my 8 year old son best friend can any one call 7732974240 or 773800 3172 im daniel with any information on him thank you for your time. Im posting this again he was not found and he been missing since 10/14/17 .

  • Maggiemay 45 year resident @ PP

    I will keep my eyes open for him. Sorry that he took off like that. Hope he makes it home soon

  • Daniel a Daniel

    Thank you every one for your kind words and your help .some one called me yesterday at 7am and said she might of seen him by balmoral and central which is where we live but he took off running towards fransworth school and disappeared.i was at work already but called the school. With no luck .we are praying his safe return .bless every one thanks

Oct 21

Updated Oct 26

Inside the 45th Ward Participatory Budgeting process

Last January, I responded to a request from the Alderman's office for volunteers to work on this year's capital improvement plan. This process is called Participatory Budgeting (PB). In my first meeting, some 20+ residents attended. Following orientation, we were charged with reaching out to the community for input on the capital needs of the Ward.

The PB volunteers organized the input into categories. Once organized, the community input tended to fall into four categories. To fully consider each category,...

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Last January, I responded to a request from the Alderman's office for volunteers to work on this year's capital improvement plan. This process is called Participatory Budgeting (PB). In my first meeting, some 20+ residents attended. Following orientation, we were charged with reaching out to the community for input on the capital needs of the Ward.

The PB volunteers organized the input into categories. Once organized, the community input tended to fall into four categories. To fully consider each category, the PB volunteers divided into 4 committees, one for each category. The task was to study each recommendation and vet them for appropriateness given City capital improvement guidelines and the cost of each recommendation. Determining cost was fairly easy as the City's capital funds can only be committed to approved vendors by the City and at the City agreed upon cost.

I served on the Beautification Committee. Our Committee had 37 recommended items to consider. By the September 15th deadline, we narrowed the list to a final four recommendations. I am rather pleased with the work our small Committee did. The final four recommendations were ours and ours alone.

As volunteers, if residents don't vote, our work was in vain. Thus, I encourage you to vote. The first vote you will cast is one determining the percent of the one million capital dollars to be spent on Streets. If you do not like any of the PB's sixteen recommendations you are free to vote for 100% of the budget to be devoted to Streets. Similarly, you are then asked to vote for up to six improvement projects. If you can't support more than a few of the projects, vote for a higher percent to be allocated to Streets and Alleys.

Independent of your political preferences, consider volunteering for next year's PB process. I enjoyed meeting with fellow Ward residents and found the experience illuminating in terms of community needs and how the City works.

Oct 24

Found Dog

I'm not the finder, just sharing to get him back home.

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Oct 22

Updated Oct 23

Police activity on the 5200 block of N Leamington Sunday morning?

Does anyone know what happened? I saw about 10-15 police cars around 8:30am.

  • s

    brushman i apologize but you are being a very over dramatic liberal

  • Brushman4 Serving the best since "53"

    @s I just hope you have no access to children.

Oct 22

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