20 hours ago

Updated 4 min ago

Jeff Laporte for Rep for the 19th district.

I received this in the mail from Jeff Laporte. How will Martwick answer this?

  • In Illinois, Cook County and Chicago, do we have enough people who see the light and want to drain the swamp???

    I sure hope so. We are the worst run state in the country...and it costs us as taxpayers' each and every year.

    The people in power provide jobs as...

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    In Illinois, Cook County and Chicago, do we have enough people who see the light and want to drain the swamp???

    I sure hope so. We are the worst run state in the country...and it costs us as taxpayers' each and every year.

    The people in power provide jobs as well as this cozy little get rich quick scheme that allows Martwick a country club membership. He is doing exactly what Madigan is doing with tax appeals...and he makes boatloads.

    Money and jobs for the insiders. And the outsiders pay more taxes.

  • I set a low bar for candidates these days. I do expect a smidge of honesty from candidates, though.

    Red Flag #1. Laporte is running in a Democratic primary. Nowhere on his flyer does it state he is a democrat.

    Red Flag #2. No campaign contribution committee set up with...

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    I set a low bar for candidates these days. I do expect a smidge of honesty from candidates, though.

    Red Flag #1. Laporte is running in a Democratic primary. Nowhere on his flyer does it state he is a democrat.

    Red Flag #2. No campaign contribution committee set up with Illinois State Board of Election. Why? Special interest or another political party (Republicans) are financing a fake campaign to grab votes from a genuine democrat.

    Red Flag #3 The Chicago City Wire, a well known Republican news outlet, wrote an article promoting him.

    Red Flag #4 Jeff Laporte doesn't have a campaign web page. Nowhere can we see where he stands on any issue. No social media pages either.

    Red Flag #5 John Garrido, who has run and lost multiple local races, and a prominent local Republican party figure, has officially endorsed him. Kiss of death in politics is to receive an endorsement from someone who runs for office every election cycle and never wins.

    Summary
    Local republicans have a long history of promoting fake candidates in democratic primary races. Don't waste you vote, people. Only vote for genuine and sincere candidates.

  • Campaigns and elections have become a joke in this city and state. It’s all the same bs every time...he said this, she said that, I will fight this, they won’t fight that, give me your money and you won’t regret it, vote for me. Many need to get the narrow minded I only vote Democrat or Republican nonsense out of their brains. Stop watching and listening to election advertisements and do some of your own research on who you’re voting for.

16 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

    Plans for former Jefferson Park Firehouse include brewery and apartments
    by BRIAN NADIG A redevelopment proposal for the approximately 112-year-old former firehouse in Jefferson Park calls for two floors to be added to the two-story building, with a brewery on the ground floor and nine apartments above. "I am pleased to announce an exciting development proposal for one of the oldest remaining firehouse buildings in the city.
    http://nadignewspapers.com
  • What a horrible idea!!!

    Did you ever dry past a brewery and noticed the "aroma"?

    Who would want to live like that???

2 days ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Lawsuit to stop 16-story building challenges project’s zoning; JPNA raising funds for legal costs

Lawsuit to stop planned 16-story building in Jefferson Park was discussed at the Jefferson Park Neighborhood Association meeting. The lawsuit claims that the building and its parking garage would worsen traffic near the CTA Terminal. The building would be located on what is essentially a side street, according to the lawsuit.
Alderman Arena has said that more density is needed in the area to help revitalize the business district. The JPNA has a general policy of opposing up-zonings.
http://nadignewspapers.com/2018/02/21/fundraiser-set-lawsuit-planned-16-story-building-jefferson-park/

    Fundraiser set for lawsuit against planned 16-story building in Jefferson Park -
    by BRIAN NADIG A lawsuit against the planned 16-story building in Jefferson Park and school funding concerns were discussed at the Jan. 31 meeting of the Jefferson Park Neighborhood Association.
    http://nadignewspapers.com
  • Anthony Harebrained Portage Park Young Blood

    The future residents of this building are so lucky. They get to walk next door to hit up Lake Effect's future taproom. Today I had to walk 3 whole blocks!

  • Brushman4 Serving the best since "53"

    joanie, your the typical NIMBY, you can't build it my hood so go to the next area. You want to make me vomit!

Jun 16

Updated 17 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
  • How do i get in on 30% of my income for housing?

    If I had that available to me, I could actually afford a reasonable car payment to get to my job safely instead of driving my 2003 vehicle that's on life support.

  • @cubshawkbears, my car is early 90's so I feel your pain, I call it "the crate"

43 hours ago

Any Girl Scout Cookies left?

I sure would like 2 Shortbread, 1 Thin Mint and 1 Trios. All or none. Pretty please with sugar on top !

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

    Police honor two men for their heroics; 16th District getting 10 more officers in March -
    by BRIAN NADIG The 16th (Jefferson Park) Police District Advisory Committee at its Feb. 15 meeting honored two residents for their heroic actions, and it was announced that the district is being assigned 10 new officers.
    http://nadignewspapers.com
  • Good to know the 16th is getting its staff replaced. Great to honor those who serve. Go CPD!!

    Hey, nice looking 4-story building in that OP photo. Good example of how '4-stories or less' helps keep Jefferson Park beautiful (we want height restrictions, Arena).

  • Brushman4 Serving the best since "53"

    NW-Sider you really didn't read the Nadig article did you?

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Rep. Martwick's stand on 5150 N/W Highway

I can't believe that Rep. Martwick is staying neutral on this. I hear the reason is he doesn't want to interfere with Alderman Arena. We all know that Martwick is friends with him and he and Arena's wife play in a band. There are over 6K signature's against this project and he is neutral? TAKE A STAND MARTWICK!!!!

4 days ago

Read All About It! FAiR Newsletter February 2018 is Out - Jet Noise and Health

Greetings My Neighbors,

Sharing this with you from the Fair Allocation in Runways (FAiR) Coalition. The lead story is about the impact of airplane noise on and in our lives.

JET NOISE AND HEALTH

Chicago and suburban residents under the O’Hare flight paths currently experience jet noise in the range of 65 - 110 decibels on a 24/7 basis. Those living immediately adjacent to the boundary of O’Hare, like the residents of Park Ridge, Bensenville, and the 41st Ward, experience noise levels close to 120 decibels (the sound at which aircraft take off).

https://www.fairchicago.org/single-post/2018/02/18/FEBRUARY-NEWSLETTER-PART-2

    Fair Allocation In Runways | Chicago | Fair
    FAiR Allocation In Runways; Improving the quality of life in Chicagoland and NW Indiana neighborhoods negatively impacted by aviation changes.
    https://www.fairchicago.org

4 days ago

Dog poop

Are u kidding? What right do you have to call people animals. We all have people that are " animals " in our neighborhoods. Some more than others. Really everyblock? Very surprised you would evenk print something like that.

5 days ago

May 11

Updated 5 days ago

    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
  • Affordable housing is a necessary public good. To think otherwise is short sighted.

  • OParker Native Chicagoan

    My primary issues remain population density and structure height.

Feb 16

Feb 01

Updated Feb 15

Is Sears store six corners closing?

A friend went to Sears and a worker said they are closing soon. Is this true

  • Merchandising 101 – Sale Pricing

    Let’s say you own a store and receive some new clothing. You determine that the best price for them is $40 so of course you put them on the rack priced at $100 and sell none.

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    Merchandising 101 – Sale Pricing

    Let’s say you own a store and receive some new clothing. You determine that the best price for them is $40 so of course you put them on the rack priced at $100 and sell none.

    A week later you mark them down 20% to $80 and sell a few.

    At the end of the month it is 33% off and sales start to pick up.

    2 weeks later it is marked at half off and for $50 they really start flying out of the store.
    Finally they are on clearance at 60% off and you sell the rest at the $40 price you really wanted to sell them at.

    Across town a similar store receives the same blouses and puts them on the rack for $40. 6 months later almost none are sold and they are returned to the supplier or trashed.

    Fantasy? Nope, in the 1990’s Sears came up with the “Everyday Low Pricing” deal and priced everything in the store at the base price which meant that there were no longer any sales. The result was a disaster. Fortunately Sears was huge at the time so it weathered the storm and went back to sale pricing.

    About 4 years ago JC Penny hired Ron Johnson who had the same idea to end sales and lower prices and almost drove the company into bankruptcy. It is still trying to recover.

    So if you are in the low end (WalMart, Ross) then low prices will work. But if you are in the middle to high end then it will kill you. No one calls their friend and say, “I paid full price for it.” They want to brag that they are real shoppers and got a great deal. They do not buy things for $40 they buy things for 60% off, even if it is the same amount.

  • Brushman4 Serving the best since "53"

    @DianeW I of retail was in Penneys today and in the Menswear Dept. a lot of winter coats and such are 60% to 70% off of the retail price. Now at this point in the season is the time to buy winter coats, you will get a much better price than in September!

Feb 15

Half-Staffing of the US Flag: Honoring the Fallen - Chicago Police Commander Paul Bauer

The Department of Central Management Services has received notice from
Governor Bruce Rauner that all persons or entities covered by the Illinois Flag Display Act are to fly the flags at half-staff in honor of:

Chicago Police Commander Paul Bauer

Please lower the United States flags and the State flags at all buildings occupied by your agency's personnel from:

Sunrise: Thursday, February 15, 2018 until
Sunset: Saturday, February 17, 2018

Unable to lower your flag? Attaching a black ribbon to the top of a U.S. flag is an acceptable alternative for flags that cannot be lowered to half-staff. (See picture)

Feb 11

Updated Feb 15

Dibs

We do it because we took the time to shovel to get cars out. If people like you would be considerate and NOT PARK there we would have to it.

  • That simply is not true the spot in front of your home is yours because if it is then I am getting pushed around my neighbor parks there all the time and I actually park in front of his home. I have never heard that before. I will have to...

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    That simply is not true the spot in front of your home is yours because if it is then I am getting pushed around my neighbor parks there all the time and I actually park in front of his home. I have never heard that before. I will have to call 311 and ask them that one and I know they are going to more than likely think it’s a prank call. I wish it would be true though that would be awesome I would get a sign with my name on it how great that would be (Apples parking only all others will be towed or ticketed) 👍🏽🤪👍🏽

  • As for my work they do shovel the lot however it is a small lot and if maintence is gone for the day if I stay later I have had to shovel it out when it has been a heavy snowfall .... I should put a “dib” in that spot
    Next time my coworkers may go for it 🤦🏻‍♀️

Feb 15

Half-staffing of the United States Flag honoring the victims of the tragedy in Parkland, Florida

Presidential Proclamation Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Parkland, Florida

Our Nation grieves with those who have lost loved ones in the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated on February 14, 2018, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby...

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Presidential Proclamation Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Parkland, Florida

Our Nation grieves with those who have lost loved ones in the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated on February 14, 2018, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, February 19, 2018. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of February, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second.

DONALD J. TRUMP

Unable to lower your flag? Attaching a black ribbon to the top of a U.S. flag is an acceptable alternative for flags that cannot be lowered to half-staff. (See picture)

Feb 15

    NEIU talk features Woodward, Bernstein -
    Journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, whose reporting on the Watergate scandal in the 1970s led to the resignation of former President Richard Nixon, blasted President Donald Trump and discussed investigative reporting and the media during a talk at NEIU
    http://nadignewspapers.com

Feb 10

Updated Feb 14

Why is Dibs a thing ?

Why is it so that is now an unwritten rule that people can put their furniture to reserve public property ? We all know that we can't all do that, and it's always the same people, the folks that feel like they are entitled to things. We got like 1 foot of snow, nobody has shoveled the street, all the spots are their due to cars that were there during the snowfall, yet immediately 5-6 spots had furniture on them....

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Why is it so that is now an unwritten rule that people can put their furniture to reserve public property ? We all know that we can't all do that, and it's always the same people, the folks that feel like they are entitled to things. We got like 1 foot of snow, nobody has shoveled the street, all the spots are their due to cars that were there during the snowfall, yet immediately 5-6 spots had furniture on them.
It amazes me that some people think that only because they put a chair on the street I will park a block away from my house when I get back from work. This might've been an OK practice back in the day when most people had decent values, but nowadays you only get the douche-bags in society abuse these thoughtless, unwritten rules.
I don't understand why the city can't start enforcing the actual regulations and toss furniture off public property and issue litter tickets to people that won't comply.
And yes, I can kinda understand it if we got the same blizzard as several years ago, but for 1 foot of snow...seriously ? Just park like the rest of your neighbors and if you have to shovel for 5 min - big deal...

Jan 05

Updated Feb 13

No mail since December 28th?

Anyone noted that there has been no mail delivery in the Jefferson Park area since Dec 28th? I am told that the post office is very short of help. I offered to pick up my mail and was told it would be delivered yesterday. That didn't happen. Wonder how mail can be retrieved at this point.. If you are having a problem, best to contact MIKE QUIGLY at 773-267-5926. You can also contact the post office at 708-667-4696 but they are not very helpful and rather rude.

  • ingleaccident citizen

    Frequent "no-hitters" on the 5800 block of West Wilson. Example: December 26. No delivery yesterday Feb 12 (NO, Lincoln Bday is not a Federal / Postal holiday). Other dates too. The next day piles may be delivered. Online complaining via USPS worthless. Likewise, do not attempt to telephone the Lawrence...

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    Frequent "no-hitters" on the 5800 block of West Wilson. Example: December 26. No delivery yesterday Feb 12 (NO, Lincoln Bday is not a Federal / Postal holiday). Other dates too. The next day piles may be delivered. Online complaining via USPS worthless. Likewise, do not attempt to telephone the Lawrence Ave Post Office. No one answers and some numbers posted online are out of service. In person complaints will result in the standard evasions. When I requested a repair of an out of service letterbox the postmaster gave me a scrap of paper with a phone number on it. Typical bureaucratic attitude of 'its not my job' or "not my department". Trying to lament the neoliberal imperative to privatization, but poor service like the USPS seems to justify the trend....

  • Best way to get results when there is a mail problem is to contact Mike Quigley office at 773-267-5926

Feb 08

Updated Feb 13

Donnie Dibs to Visit Chicago

He's been staying away all winter but the Prince of Dibs is due to visit the side streets of Chicago this weekend. Will his visit be welcomed or met with protest?

  • Brushman4 Serving the best since "53"

    As the Church lady would say "isn't that special"?

  • I guy that lived on our block would block you in the summer and water your car. Some people.

Feb 11

Updated Feb 13

Dibs

Well here's the thing I am 65 shoveled out my spot and have one car not 5 or 6 like many so I think it only fair the city does give you a warning and th garbage men will pick up stuff on the street after a resonable amount of time I do have a garage but no way I could get through the alley I would rather be in the garage so I did not also have to clean off my car plus I ran my snow blower down my whole block so my parking spot is my reward

  • i know what you mean about the alley, the ruts are so bad people are always getting stuck, plus there is no where to put the snow, esp. if you are in the middle of the block.
    You think the city could eventually go plow thru the alley in snow storms over 8".

  • Brushman4 Serving the best since "53"

    The city says no plowing of alleys, because doing so would collapse garage doors! Just hire someone with a backhoe and open trailer and have them haul the snow out of there.

Feb 11

Feb 10

Updated Feb 10

Need snow remover

My guy went AWOL and would like to find someone to pick up remainder of winter for residence shoveling in Gladstone Park. Is anyone available today?

  • We live in Old Norwood and have an excellent fellow. He handles our lawn service and snow removal, as well as our neighbor's. His name is Jorge, 773 491-5379

Feb 07

Updated Feb 10

Mystery Book Club (?)

Hi
Is anyone interested in a Mystery Book Club? We could meet every month or every six weeks. And we could, if possible, meet at local facilities like Jefferson Park Library, coffee shops, it’ll help create revenue for that business and allow us to meet our local business owners and neighbors. I’ll look into more if there are those of you who would like to do this.
I wanted to know if there is interest before I pursue details. No interest, no problem.
Thanks. I’ll be checking.

Feb 06

Updated Feb 08

    25 fewer units planned for Northwest Hwy project but still 7 stories |
    by BRIAN NADIG The number of apartments in a controversial mixed-income housing proposal for Jefferson Park has been reduced from 100 to 75, but the building would remain seven stories. Developer Full Circle Communities recently filed an application for low-income housing tax credits with the Illinois Housing Development Authority.
    http://nadignewspapers.com
  • interesting how ryan ritcher, is laying low on this topic...

    a person that is in support of density.

    they only reason I could thing of him not chiming in is because he knows the situations leading up to this where shady and he wants no part of it... smart guy.

  • correction

    "the only reason I could think of him not chiming in, is because he knows the situations leading up to this were shady and he wants no part of it... smart guy."

Feb 28

Updated Feb 06

Fat Tuesday Paczki

There's good and not so good, depending on the source. Where's your favorite Paczki from?
We got Paczki from Jewel (Central/Lawrence), Forest View Bakery (6454 N Milwaukee), and Ideal Pastry (4655 N. Milwaukee). Those from Jewel were bad--really bad; the sticker on them says "Clyde's Donuts." Forest View Bakery's Paczki are melt-in-your-mouth delights! Ideal Pastry's Paczki is also pretty good, and slightly doughy.

Feb 06

Updated Feb 06

Fat Tuesday is Feb 13 -- a.k.a. Paczki Day!

Some EB Neighbor's Paczki favorites as shared last year:
Oak Mill Bakery (Niles)
Allegretti's Bakery (Norridge; *cannoli flavor filling got raves)
Forest View Bakery (Norwood Pk)
House of Cakes (Norwood Pk)
Sweet World Pastry (Jefferson Pk)
Chicago Sweet Connection Bakery (Jefferson Pk)
Delightful Pastries (Portage Pk)
Reuter's Bakery (Elmwood Pk)
Enjoy!

Oct 24 2016

Updated Feb 05

Norridge Theater

Did anyone else hear that Norridge Theaters are going to open soon?

Feb 01

Updated Feb 04

Crime

Be aware of your surroundings. Lock your door even when you’re home.

  • Phill "Obama wants to know everything"

    Angie, that's called "vetting" and it's a good thing.

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

    This was a notice about a gas station robbery, not an attempted home invasion. Odd first post.

Feb 03

Updated Feb 04

Catalytic Converter Theft

On Friday morning, Feb. 2 at approximately 10:30a, I witnessed a catalytic converter theft but may have foiled it. It happened in front of 4955 N. Merrimac. I thought something just wasn't right. The perps knew I was onto them so they jumped in their car and took off. I pulled a Steve McQueen and put my car in reverse to chase them but they were too quick. I telephoned 911 and also stopped at the 16th District station to...

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On Friday morning, Feb. 2 at approximately 10:30a, I witnessed a catalytic converter theft but may have foiled it. It happened in front of 4955 N. Merrimac. I thought something just wasn't right. The perps knew I was onto them so they jumped in their car and took off. I pulled a Steve McQueen and put my car in reverse to chase them but they were too quick. I telephoned 911 and also stopped at the 16th District station to report it.

This afternoon on my way to the gym I saw a squad car pull over on Carmen just west of Nagle. I too pulled over and rolled down my window. As it turns out, a cop in the neighborhood has been looking for this car. It's a gray 4-door Infiniti G or Q series sedan with Michigan plates. They think they're amateurs because they were working in the morning and this kind of crime happens in the afternoon or night. Also the fact that Friday was a no school day so most everyone(witnesses) would be home. They're going to pull film from the CVS cameras--Higgins & Merrimac/Mobile--to see if they can see the car and the Michigan plate number.

  • As someone who lives close to there THANK YOU for being aware and reporting what’s going on!

  • I was the beneficiary of a foiled catalytic converter theft back in July. A good Samaritan foiled it and posted on Ward 41 Watch Facebook page complete with a picture of a yellow Camaro with temp plates.

    Stay alert folks...NW Side strong!!!

  • I live about 2 blocks away from where that occurred. My neighbors and I have been keeping an eye for just anything unusual that happens in our block.
    About 2 months ago my neighbors house got broken in to and about 2 weeks ago my Car got broken into.
    Both accidents I caught on my surveillance cameras but no luck on getting license plates.
    Thank you for keeping an eye on our neighborhood.

    Did you noticed what color car it was?

Feb 02

  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    INSTALL 6 NEW DUPLEX OUTLETS. REPLACE LIGHT FIXTURES AND CEILING FANS. UPGRADE OLD OUTLETS, WALL SWITCHES AND DEVICES.

    5433 N. Laporte Ave. Issued January 31, 2018 Comment

Jan 26

Updated Jan 31

Is EB Censoring you???

Anyone else had comments or posts removed because they are right of center?(under the guise of off topic etc.)

I posted a similar message that no longer exists.

  • Dan51, that's not what you wrote above. Personal attacks are against EB's rules too and will be removed.

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

    Dan51 is also a liar. See if you can pick out his lies just about me.
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    I hope it's not considered a personal attack when one tells the truth.

Jan 26

Updated Jan 31

Zone 1 CPD, live feed ... Does anyone know what happened to this live feed?

CANNOT pick up on any of common sites such as, Broadcastify ChicagoScanner ... None ?

  • Sher Jeff Park resident since 72'

    Brushman4. Ok. Just was letting you know. I just wonder if an actual scanner is getting feed. Mine is broken, didn't want to buy another if I cannot get zone

  • Christine Martz Dunning resident in Belmont heights.

    The actual scanner is fine.

Jan 29

Updated Jan 30

Report Graffiti & Tagging For Cleanup

Just noticed ours was the first report for graffiti cleanup where hundreds of cars/hour pass by. Don't be blind to blight, apply due social diligence.
It's easy to report Graffiti & Tagging for cleanup by calling 3-1-1 or simply going online at http://311request.cityofchicago.org/ (where many City services can also be obtained).

    Chicago 311
    Chicago 311 powered by Spot Reporters
    http://311request.cityofchicago.org

Jan 23

Updated Jan 26

Police, alderman to discuss crime concerns at Jan. 25 meeting following carjacking near school

16th Police District schedules outdoor roll call for 7 pm Thursday, Jan. 25, outside of Saint John’s Lutheran Church and School, where a carjacking occurred last week near Lavergne and Montrose avenues. Ald. Arena and a school official are scheduled to attend, and a meeting on crime concerns is set to be held in the church after the roll call, according to the district. http://nadignewspapers.com/2018/01/19/grandmother-robbed-at-gunpoint-while-waiting-for-grandkids-outside-local-school/

Jan 12

Updated Jan 25

Can letter carriers read?

I have been so fed up with the mail being delivered when there is no one at the address!
The name is on the box, I’ve called and complained at the Lincolwood branch, I even approached the carrier and told them but I still keep getting them!
Never had I had this problem until they did their rotation. Don’t know who to complain to anymore, just have to get aggravated and complete the job they are suppose to do by either delivering to the correct address or walking to the box which is three blocks away.
Wonder if I can get compensated?
Just needed to vent, thanks for reading.

  • GoHawks! Life Long Resident

    By law and per the US post office the mail carrier must deliver the mail. You need to inform the folks sending it if you no longer want to receive. Maybe you could just recycle the paper and move on.

  • Mail is delivered by the address, NOT by the name. If the address is yours, even if the name is wrong, they HAVE to put it in your mailbox by law.

Jan 24

Updated Jan 25

Craft Beaver on Montrose is closing

Craft Beaver on Montrose is closing.

http://mailchi.mp/craftybeaver/paint-clearance-at-montrose-store?e=c6d90ff333

Wasn't some kind of building construction proposed for this location?

    Paint Clearance at Montrose Store!
    Copyright © 2018 Crafty Beaver Lumber, Hardware & Building Materials, All rights reserved. Our 4 Locations: Skokie 4810 W. Oakton (847) 673-3000 Chicago 1522 W. Lawrence (773) 271-2288 Chicago 3850 W. Montrose (773) 478-5510 Chicago 4306 N. Central (773) 725-4432 Want to change how you receive these emails?
    http://mailchi.mp
  • Brushman4 Serving the best since "53"

    I guess the Beav isn't that crafty anymore? Any word on how Wally is doing, what about Eddie Haskell?

  • HarleyGrrl Why YES! People actually DO live on Clark St!

    as long as the one on Lawrence stays open - prefer them to any big box!

Jan 17

Updated Jan 22

Unity in Community Supporting the 2018 Chicago Women's March- Northwest Neighbors Looking to Go?

Greetings My Neighbors!

Following an outstanding 2nd Annual MLK Day Dinner Northwest this last Monday, double the size of our Inaugural 2017 Dinner and with a whole bunch of new Northwest neighbors joining us, Unity in Community now turns its attention to our first supported activity of 2018: The Chicago Women's March to be held on Saturday, January 20. Kick-off is at 11 AM but with the crowds expected you've got to get down there much earlier. Men of all...

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Greetings My Neighbors!

Following an outstanding 2nd Annual MLK Day Dinner Northwest this last Monday, double the size of our Inaugural 2017 Dinner and with a whole bunch of new Northwest neighbors joining us, Unity in Community now turns its attention to our first supported activity of 2018: The Chicago Women's March to be held on Saturday, January 20. Kick-off is at 11 AM but with the crowds expected you've got to get down there much earlier. Men of all ages are entirely welcome to attend.

Unity in Community leader Nancy Kerstein will be carrying our Unity in Community Northwest Area - city and surburbs - banner during the march. Community members interested in going should let us know either via this post or email us at Jac.Charlier@gmail.com. We'll connect up as a Northwest grouping (if you are not attending with another group already). More info is here: http://womens121marchonchicago.org/

Unity in Community is a citizen-led initiative creating an open civic space in our Northwest Area for civil conversation and shared action about race, gender, and diversity. Want more info? Contact Jac Charlier at jac.charlier@gmail.com. We are on Facebook too.

  • Phill "Obama wants to know everything"

    Why are comments being deleted?
    robin in WRP writes "What about Tax paying citizens, brought here as small children, being forcibly removed from the country the call home and sent to a country where they have no ties?"
    She made a mistake there. Those aren't citizens, their legal status is "Illegal Alien".
    Not "off topic". Thanks.

  • @Phil: Right on! Is EveryBlock becoming part of the Fake News network? If a comment does not conform to their agenda it's deleted? Of course I suspect no one will see this because it also will be deleted. We'll see.

Jan 16

Updated Jan 20

Reminder to make sure garage doors are locked

This morning when I took the dog out around 515 I noticed footprints in the snow of someone trying to get into many garages on my alleyway. (Nagle & Peterson) It seemed that it was randomly selected going from the main garage door to the side.
To keep the main door really locked, place a screwdriver or a piece of wood thru the side slots to keep the door down at all times. As for the side door, make sure that the locks are tightly screwed on, even if possible add another lock, or even a motion detector light.

Jan 20

Gently Used Children’s Book Drive

Thanks to the Third Grade teachers, Mrs Tun and Mrs. Schwartz and Principal Unger, the Edgebrook School Third Grade Class is hosting a book drive for Bernie’s Book Bank. Collected books will be redistributed to kids who need them! Gather up your gently used kids books and have your favorite Edgebrook School student bring them to school in the upcoming week!

Jan 18

Open House Pre-k to 8th Grade - January 28

Do you have school aged kids? Please join Pope Francis Global Academy's Catholic Schools Week Open House at both campuses on Sunday, January 28! See flyer for more details.

Jan 12

Updated Jan 15

City wants your input on Jefferson Park's future; meeting set for Jan. 22

Vision for Jefferson Park’s future will be on display at open house at 6:30 pm Monday, Jan. 22, at the Copernicus Center Annex, 5214 W. Lawrence Ave. The city wants your input.
http://nadignewspapers.com/2018/01/12/community-open-house-area-master-plan-set/

  • The City doesn't want our input. The City wants you to believe it wants your input. If the City were honest the headline would read "Chicago tells residents to pound sand, we'll do what we want and you'll like it."

  • I couldn't disagree more. Come on out and give an opinion. Otherwise you are right, there will not be any public input.

Jan 15

Ready to Celebrate? Come on Over for the 2nd Annual MLK Day Dinner Northwest - Unity in Community

Greetings My Neighbors,

Its Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and that means you are welcome to join with Unity in Community as we celebrate the life and the legacy of Dr. King, as well as the need for our ongoing work towards racial and gender equality, and inclusion for all. You are most welcome to join us tonight, Monday, January 15, for the 2nd Annual MLK Day Dinner, the Northwest area's only annual MLK dinner. , We'll be at the...

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Greetings My Neighbors,

Its Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and that means you are welcome to join with Unity in Community as we celebrate the life and the legacy of Dr. King, as well as the need for our ongoing work towards racial and gender equality, and inclusion for all. You are most welcome to join us tonight, Monday, January 15, for the 2nd Annual MLK Day Dinner, the Northwest area's only annual MLK dinner. , We'll be at the Wildwood Tavern (6140 W. Touhy, Niles) from 6:30-8:30 PM. Cost is $15/person (CASH ONLY, please - and if you can't afford that, come anyway, we'll figure it out.) It's not too late. All ages welcome.

Need more information? Email jac.charlier@gmail.com or see the EveryBlock MLK Day Dinner Event here: https://chicago.everyblock.com/neighbor-events/jan15-unity-community-2nd-annual-mlk-northwest-area-dinner-8428566/

Want to know more about this national holiday? Keep reading.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent
question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” Against what seemed like
impossible odds, Dr. King and scores of his fellow citizens of all races came
together and, ultimately, helped bend the moral arc of the universe toward
justice. In recognition of Dr. King’s incredible legacy of service to all, Congress
designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of
service in 1994, and charged the Corporation for National and Community
Service with leading this effort. Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a “day on, not a day off.” Today's commemoration of the MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 15 is an opportunity to remember that history. It is also a time to consider how much work still remains to fulfill Dr. King’s dream.

Jan 09

Updated Jan 13

Sewer back-up & basement drain flooding

We are experiencing a basement drain flooding and sewer back up for a couple of days now. A plumber came to rode the pipes and pumped the backed up dirty water, but they can't get their rodding snake to get to the street - something is blocking it.
We wonder if this might be caused by the recent street utility work - some pipes work and some Poeple's Gas work.

Is anyone else experiencing a similar problem? We are the condo building on Gunnison and Kenneth's corner.

  • good advice from John, I'd follow it

  • Chandra Lynn Dagley Pre-Medicine Chaser From AP

    Dead of winter last year, I want to say. I am on Avers. All good suggestion above me, we had someone come out with a camera, and it was a multifocal problem, because the neighbor (small bungalow) also had issues. Drain tiles were indeed a problem., and they are right about where city problem ends and ours began and some issues within the building where the landlords replaced some old pipe.

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

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