25 hours ago

Updated 31 min ago

Seepage

Does anyone here know of or can recommend someone that knows about seepage in basements? Looking for someone reasonable not so expensive. Thanks!

  • Mark 60634 Foundation crack repair pro

    Hi. I specialize in foundation crack repair. Polyurethane high pressure injection. Lifetime warranty. My fee for repairing one crack is $275 TOTAL. Only extra would be to open the wall if the wall is finished with drywall or paneling. Text me 7735172390. I will be in the field today so I might not pick up your call so text would work better. Have opening this Saturday if you're interested.

43 hours ago

Updated 32 min 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
  • Are those ten officers new and this is their training district? If that is the case once their training is complete they move on to other districts.

  • 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).

11 hours ago

2 Police Cars at Oleander and School

Anyone know why 2 police cars were facing wrong way on Oleander near School St.

28 hours ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Doorbell Ringing Near Milwuakee and Kildare

Has anyone's doorbells been ringing from 1 am to for 4 am lately? My family and I are quite worried about this incident. There was no banging of doors, but the doorbells were just at it.

  • We use to at our first apartment, it was usually drunks walking past ringing bells or a tenants drunk friend ringing the wrong bell

Feb 11

Updated 19 hours ago

Dibs

Born and raised in Chicago.Ive seen an ironing board out there.

  • If the city doesn't come by to pick up your empty trash bags, maybe the spring winds will catch them and "distribute" them on other peoples' front lawns, shrubbery, and even back yards. Thank you. One of my favorite pastimes is picking up other peoples' garbage--in fact, I look forward to the opportunity.

  • So glad the pouring rain today is not snow.... I can't stand any more bickering about dibs... :-)

47 hours ago

Updated 22 hours 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

Updated 22 hours ago

Portage Theater

I heard it was going to close. However the website shows bookings through April I walked by there tonight and everything has been stripped from the lobby..the chandelier, the vintage movie posters, the concession stand...all gone.

  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    I used to go to the Portage with the family to see Christmas Story .They had a guy that played an organ that resembled the old Chicago Stadium organ only much smaller. He played carols before the movie started and the words were put on the screen for sing along.

  • Kapel Local Resident

    Michael, you can still attend these kind of events. The Chicago Film Society (previously the NWCFS who had a home for several years at the Portage) now holds their classic screenings at the NEIU campus. The organist from the Portage plays all the silent cinema accompaniment for the Silent Chicago...

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    Michael, you can still attend these kind of events. The Chicago Film Society (previously the NWCFS who had a home for several years at the Portage) now holds their classic screenings at the NEIU campus. The organist from the Portage plays all the silent cinema accompaniment for the Silent Chicago Film Society which holds silent movie screenings at theaters across the city and burbs. Also, the Park Ridge Classic Film Group regularly schedules classic screenings with the organist from the Portage doing the prelude music. It was great when we had these kind of family friendly events right here nearby at the Portage or Patio, but since that's not going to happen under the present management of the 2 venues, we go elsewhere.

    http://parkridgeclassicfilm.com/film-schedule/

23 hours ago

February 16, 2018 Update

The 4400-block of North Major at 6:30 am February 3.

The final auction will take place on Saturday, March 10, from 7-11 p m at Biagio, 4242 N. Central. Buy your early bird tickets onlineor in person before February 24.

The village meeting will take place on Wednesday, February 21, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Portage Park Senior Center, 4100 N. Long. If you have any questions ahead of the meeting, feel free to contact Sean Dolan at 312-744-9022 or atsean.dolan@cityofchicago.org.

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I’m pleased to announce that the first phase of construction of a new annex space at Prussing Elementary, 4650 N. Menard, began this Thursday.The new annex is expected to be completed by November this year.

In fall 2017, a new turf field was installed at Hitch Elementary, 5625 N. McVicker. The new fields at Schurz High School and Farnsworth Elementary are well underway, with draft designs presented to the Farnsworth community just this week.

The 5500-block of North Parkside at 4:00 pm on January 25;

The 5800-block of North Mason at 8:05 am on January 27;

The 5500-block of North Mango between 6:00 pm January 29 and 5:00 am January 30;

The 5700-block of West Ainslie between 7:00 pm January 30 and 9:00 am January 31; and

Parents/guardians, teachers, or clinicians can speak to the IT in person on Wednesday, February 21, between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm at the Center for Conflict Resolution, 11 E. Adams.

...from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm in the Irving Park Lutheran Church gym, 4057 N. Harding. Tickets cost $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and teens, $5 for kids ages 3...

The 18th annual Polar Plunge will take place on Sunday, March 4, at 10 am at North Avenue Beach, 1601 N. Lake Shore Drive. For more information on how you can participate in the Polar Plunge, please visit the Chicago Polar Plunge website.

The event will take place on Tuesday, February 20, from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence. Learn more and register online.

I hop you’ll take the opportunity, if you are able, to help further democracy and serve as an election judge. Apply online or download an application for this personally rewarding job at the Board of Election website, or pick up an application in my office, 4754 N. Milwaukee.

Applications to become a Chicago Police Officer will be open through February 28. The exam will be on Saturday, May 5, at McCormick Place, 2301 S. King Dr.

Liberty Tax Service, 4900 W. Irving Park, has partnered with the Irving Park Community Food Pantry, 3801 N. Keeler, again this tax season as a way to give back to our community.

Liberty Tax Service, 4900 W. Irving Park, has partnered with the Irving Park Community Food Pantry, 3801 N. Keeler, again this tax season as a way to give back to our community.

Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett

Mather’s – Portage Park, 3235 N. Central

Mathers – Norwood Park, 7134 W. Higgins

Sun., Feb 18, 1-3 pm, Josi’s Frozen Yogurt, 4032 N. Milwaukee. Josi’s hosts their monthly No Apologies eventfor special needs family. At least one child...

Thur., Feb 20, 6-7:30 pm, West Belmont Public Library, 3104 N. Narragansett. Are you planning a rehab project in your bungalow or vintage home? Come be inspired...

Wed., Feb 21, 10:15-11 am,Jefferson Park Branch, 5363 W. Lawrence. Join in on the fun duringPreschool School Time. Stories, rhymes, songs, STEAM activities, and crafts. 3-5 years old. More info: 312-744-1998. Free.

Wed., Feb 21, 1:15 pm, Portage-Cragin Branch, 5108 W. Belmont.The Portage-Cragin branch hosts a three-week series of beginner classes focused around learning digital skills. This class will focus onIntermediate Email. Register: 312-744-0152.Free.

Wed., Feb 21, 7 pm, 17th District Police Station, Community Room, 4650 N. Pulaski. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1722-1723 beat meeting. Find your beat at the45th ward map. More info: 312-742-4588.

Thur., Feb 22, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005.The senior enrichment seminar series hosts a Long-Term Care: Who Will Pay?seminar.RSVP: 312-603-9233.Free.

Thur., Feb 22, 7 pm, St. Bartholomew, Krueger Hall, 4910 W. Addison.Learn what you can do about crime during the1634 beat meeting. Find your beat at the45th ward map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

Sat., Feb 24,Independence Tap, 3932 W. Irving Park. Save the date for theWest Walker Winter Social. RSVP by Feb. 19 to Cindi Webber via email or 773-539-8346. No Cover Charge.

Sun., Feb 25, 5-7 pm, Irving Park Lutheran Church, Gym, 4100 N. Harding. Support the local non-profit Carlson Community Services during aSoup & Bread Benefit. More info: online.$15/adults; $10/seniors and teens; $5/kids 3-12; free/kids under 3.

Tue., Feb 27, 7 pm, Pasta D’Arte, 6311 N. Milwaukee. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during theGladstone Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting.Free.

Wed., Feb 28, 7 pm,Congregational Church of Jefferson Park, Basement Auditorium, 5320 W. Giddings.Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during theJefferson Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting...

Sun., Mar 4, 5-10 pm, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox.Celebrate St. Patrick’s with the 11th annualWearing of the Green Dance; the official kick...

    February 16, 2018 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Please be advised that in observance of President's Day, my office will be closed on Saturday, February 17, and Monday, February 19. It will re-open on Tuesday, February 20, at 9:00 am. I'm pleased to announce that the first phase of construction of a new annex space at Prussing Elementary, 4650 N.
    http://ward45.org

47 hours 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.

May 11

Updated 2 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.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Free Ferrett Food

I have two unopened bags of Ferrett Food and treats. I am located at Dakin and Laramie. Please let me know if you are interested!

  • Hi,
    We can happily use them.
    I can pick up today around 4:30pm if good for you
    Thanks in advance 😊

  • Got your message. I will pick up about 4:30pm
    Thanks alot

3 days ago

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Di's Den Burglary

I just saw in the Nadig news that Di's Den was burglarized Sunday night. I live on that block and hadn't heard about this. It sounded very professionally done. Pretty scary.

  • Do you have a link?

  • Karen Lifelong Chicago resident

    I saw it in the paper version; it doesn't appear on their website yet, although it seems like the stories there are a week behind.

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Looking for recommendations

Looking for someone to install new drywall in our small coat closet in our bungalow. Located in north Montclair. Must be reliable.

  • Home advisor is a great place.

  • PennyPenguin Chillin' out on EB

    So is Angie's List and Yelp! and Google, and other sites w/ reviews.

  • I second Home Advisors. I have people but they are all so busy I can't get them to call me back. So I went to Home Advisors. You tell them what you need and then they send 3 people or companies to you. They are all vetted. The painter I got was good.

Feb 01

Updated 5 days ago

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 11

Updated 5 days ago

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 13

Updated 5 days ago

Park District

Does anyone use the Park District exercise machines?
I never see anyone there.

  • I use Independence Park machines and the pool in the Winter. In good weather I run around the park.

  • Actually Independence Park is closer,but Dunham is always available in a.m.

5 days ago

Battery replacement

Can’t beat A-Z on Harlem Avenue just South of Lawrence Ave on the West side of the street. Cash only, $5, very honest guy. He knows when the battery was replaced by him and if it’s too soon he replaces the battery for free. Will never go anywhere else again.

5 days ago

    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

5 days ago

Give back to your community

Providence Soup Kitchen is looking for volunteers to prepare serve and clean up any day Monday through Friday from 9:00AM - 1:30PM No experience necessary only requirement is a smile and willingness to serve your neighbor. Please contact Sr. Darlene for more information at 773-545-8300 ext.1500

6 days ago

Updated 6 days ago

Floor and backsplash tile

I am looking for recommendations for someone to do some tile install jobs in our bungalow in portage park. Trying to stay away from companies as their prices are too high. Thanks.

  • Jefferson Koegel of Portage Park artist who paints houses & does light handy work

    Hello Emily,

    I do tile work. mrjeffersonkoegel@hotmail.com - we could schedule a walk through of your property and take a look together. After that, I will email you your free estimate - Thanks, Jefferson

  • Ruta Gardener/Animal Lover/Gadfly

    Better call Tal-773-699-9621. He did the remodel on both of our bathrooms & installed the wood flooring in our kitchen. He also remodeled my Mother-in-Law's bathroom & installed tile flooring in her kitchen. Great guy, very reasonable

Feb 13

Updated 6 days ago

Watch Battery Replacement in Portage Park

Would appreciate recommendations for reasonable watch battery replacement. I say reasonable, because I've had the cost range from $8 to $15 for the same battery for the same watch Thanks!

6 days ago

Valentine's Day

Dont forget your Valentine.today.
Where are you going to celebrate?

    Home page
    http://www.faf.ae

Feb 10

Updated 6 days ago

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...

Feb 11

Updated Feb 13

Coyote sighting

Anyone hear of coyote('s) on Pensacola just east of Milwaukee?

  • I meant the critters, not the S&S people.

  • I saw a mother, pops, & baby crossing the street by Steinmetz High School at around 3 am. Were incredibly calm even though I was quite close due to not seeing their approach. Adorable.

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 09

Updated Feb 13

Clean snow off fire hydrants

Wintry weather can create fire safety hazards, such as ice or heavy snowfall that can obstruct fire hydrants. You can help reduce the risk by keeping nearby fire hydrants accessible and clear of ice and snow, says the U.S. Fire Administration. repost every where

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    How come Harwood Heights and Norridge don't have these problems

  • Another benefit: The crooks in this town won't slap you with a $150 ticket for parking too close to a hydrant that you had no idea was there because it was covered in snow.

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 12

Updated Feb 13

Handyman needed

Looking for a good, reasonable handyman for some carpenty, painting, plumbing etc.
Any recommendations. Thank you

Terry

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

    Our family business is AIK Restoration & Repair. For scheduling, please send an email to aikrandr@yahoo.com https://www.yelp.com/biz/aik-restoration-and-repair-chicago?sort_by=rating_desc

  • Jefferson Koegel of Portage Park artist who paints houses & does light handy work

    Hi Terry,

    I do all the above. mrjeffersonkoegel@hotmail.com - to schedule a walk through of your property - then after the walk through, I'll email you your free estimate - Thanks, Jefferson

  • scain09 Transplant from southside

    Hey Terry,
    I live in the neighborhood and have 10 years experience in most handyman tasks. I have been looking for side work, available evenings and weekends from 4 to 9 and all day Saturday and Sunday.
    You can contact me at dehgans@hotmail.com. if your interested please contact me with details.

Feb 10

Updated Feb 12

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 10

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."

Jan 25

Updated Feb 07

EB Censoring?

Has anyone had comments removed because they are right of center?(under the guise of off topic etc.)

  • Curious if the "Pepe" in the last name is a reference to Pepe the Frog - the bizarre mascot adopted by the Alt-right? If so, it's not surprising they brushed up against some community guidelines prohibiting hateful speech. Also possible they were considered duplicate accounts for the same person -...

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    Curious if the "Pepe" in the last name is a reference to Pepe the Frog - the bizarre mascot adopted by the Alt-right? If so, it's not surprising they brushed up against some community guidelines prohibiting hateful speech. Also possible they were considered duplicate accounts for the same person - which would get both accounts closed down. If it's unjust, they can contact Everyblock and make their case. Similar issues have come up on other social media sites. I doubt there is any conspiracy here or this thread would have been closed down.

  • Brushman4 Serving the best since "53"

    Is he as bizarre as Jewel-Osco's mascot JoJo? https://youtu.be/eZo_tOBi-6k

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 03

Updated Feb 06

    Portage Park's Brgrbelly trims prices to celebrate tax overhaul
    Appetite has aligned with altruism in an enterprise familiar to many Portage Park-area residents run next level by Steve and Nicole O'Brien. In a unique gesture celebrating the federal tax cut, the family-owned Brgrbelly restaurant opted to slash prices by 20 percent starting Feb., reducing all menu items to the original prices listed on the restaurant's opening day in 2013.
    https://chicagocitywire.com
  • Unfortunately I haven't frequented Brgrbelly in the past year as I have in the years previous to that. Mostly because I was on a strict diet since last May. But I've back a couple times this winter to help beat the cold-weather blues. Burger is still the bomb. I love...

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    Unfortunately I haven't frequented Brgrbelly in the past year as I have in the years previous to that. Mostly because I was on a strict diet since last May. But I've back a couple times this winter to help beat the cold-weather blues. Burger is still the bomb. I love the place.

    And also I recommend their other joint, Tipsy Cow. Customer-service level is off the charts. Not sure how, but we got our meal for more than half off. Totally unexpected. We mentioned a Facebook promotion for a buy one entree get one free, and they also a half-price appetizer promotion (or something similar). Seriously, when we saw the final bill, I almost choked on my delicious nachos.

    Support local and support those who support our neighborhood. No need for cynicism.

  • Sue Portage Park-er

    Just reading this makes me want an Old Time Religion, my all time favorite hamburger anywhere.

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!

Feb 05

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo.

Lost! #Chicago #IL #PortagePark (W Pensacola & N Central Ave) Brownie - Male Yorkshire Terrier Yorkie. Tan/Brown. Call 773-699-8421. Friendly. Cook County. 60634. Missing 02/05/2018. To see Brownie’s location on the Helping Lost Pets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pID=2179032 More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2179032

    Lost Dogs Illinois
    Lost Dogs Illinois, Harvard, Illinois. 133K likes. http://www.lostdogsillinois.org/ 501 (c) 3 organization. Registered Illinois Charitable Organization. No More Homeless Pet Network Partner.
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Jan 30

Updated Feb 05

Security Camera's - Looking to purchase and would like suggestions

Hi Everyone,
I am looking to buy security camera's....last summer someone posted on this site that they purchased some from Amazon that they felt were good and at a good price. I cant seem to find the post.
Any suggestions? I seen someone post that they have them with flood lights, pros/cons?
Thanks you in advance for suggestions.

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

    Meh, okay, let me then remove that Thumb Up I gave you in thanks for your earlier explanation of what you were trying to point out......There! I suited myself.

  • Waveland_5400 Retired and loving it!

    Remember friends.... cameras are not security. In the security world there are preventative controls (alarms, locks, etc) and detective controls (cameras). You might want to consider preventing a crime as opposed to seeing what happens after the fact. Just sayin......

    I have seven Blink cameras in my house and garage but I consider my alarm the most important part of my home security.

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?

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.

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