2 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Monarch Butterflies need "Common Milkweed"

For anyone interested in helping restore Monarchs by planting milkweed; not all milkweed offers full life-cycle Monarch support (not all gardeners/naturalists know the distinction). All types of milkweed will attract pollinators/butterflies.
But only Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) supports the full Monarch lifecycle; as the necessary food source for caterpillars of the Monarch butterfly that feast on its leaves.

Never saw the visitor to our garden, but we found its caterpillars! (pic)

  • Really, I think the firefly population has recovered somewhat from the 1970's when they had kids catching them, putting them in sandwich bags, freezing them, then sending them or taking them to someplace where scientists were studying them. When I was about 9 or 10 EVERY kid in our neighborhood...

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    Really, I think the firefly population has recovered somewhat from the 1970's when they had kids catching them, putting them in sandwich bags, freezing them, then sending them or taking them to someplace where scientists were studying them. When I was about 9 or 10 EVERY kid in our neighborhood wanted to "help scientists" and we decimated the population of fireflies in the area. After those years you'd see maybe 10 or 20 fireflies at dusk. I suspect it was pretty much the same all through the region.

    Anyway, last summer I went outside right at dusk and the yard was blinking with literally thousands of fireflies. So beautiful. Made my heart glad.

    I never saw flocks of monarchs, but as a kid saw many, and the caterpillars too, and many other kinds of butterflies that I don't see anymore. Now I might see one or two monarchs a season, and hardly any other kind of butterfly except those little white ones. Makes me sad.

    Don't know a thing about the junebug... :-)

  • In addition to Common Milkweed for Monarchs, there are other butterfly-species-specific plantings that help support other pollinators. Wild blue lupine is the only food for the 'Karner Blue' butterfly's caterpillar. Wild blue lupine is native and quite attractive. And a number of common full-sun plants serve as host for Eastern...

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    In addition to Common Milkweed for Monarchs, there are other butterfly-species-specific plantings that help support other pollinators. Wild blue lupine is the only food for the 'Karner Blue' butterfly's caterpillar. Wild blue lupine is native and quite attractive. And a number of common full-sun plants serve as host for Eastern Swallowtail butterflies -- the Fennel family (finocchio is cool.
    [*keep fennel segregated; it spreads]), dill, parsley, and rue.

    Karner blue info:
    https://www.fws.gov/Midwest/endangered/insects/kbb/lupine.html
    Swallowtail info:
    https://texasbutterflyranch.com/2014/07/01/how-to-raise-eastern-swallowtail-butterflies-at-home/

    Be patient watching for lightning bugs this year. Remember we had a long, cold Spring, even the plants are a few weeks off their regular schedule!

1 hour ago

10-story building planned for former site of ornate bank at Six Corners

Alderman Arena will hold a community meeting on former bank site at Six Corners at 6:30 pm Thursday, June 21, at the Filament Theater, 4041 N Milwaukee Ave. The planned 10-story building has been in the works for at least a year and most of the 265 units would be for assisted living, including memory care. http://nadignewspapers.com/2018/06/17/photo-gives-a-glimpse-into-the-history-of-the-parcel-targeted-for-senior-living-at-six-corners/

    Photo gives a glimpse into the history of the parcel targeted for senior living at Six Corners - Nadig Newspapers - Northwest Side Local Newspapers
    by BRIAN NADIG A recently released photograph from the Northwest Chicago Historical Society shows the ornate bank which once stood at Six Corners and where a 10-story assisted and independent senior living complex is now planned.
    http://nadignewspapers.com

Jun 10

Updated 5 hours ago

Bird mess from feeders

I have a neighbor who has hung not 1 but 2 bird feeders approx 1 foot from my property line. The mess in my yard and patio is not just bad but seriously bad (and unhealthy). I really don't care if they want to feed the birds but I asked them to move them more into their yard to prevent the mess in my yard...I told them that I am tired cleaning the mess in my yard and this mess is not only unhealthy but it has been attracting the rats and now pigeons (and they laughed at me).
Is there any sort of code that determines how close a neighbor can put anything near my property line?

31 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Lost pig

Surprised me to see a pig on the loose yesterday! It came out of the alley of 4800 block of w argyle st then went to Lamon st stopping on grass looking for food. It was dark grey.

6 hours ago

new carpet recommendation

Hi, we are looking for recommendations for a company to get carpet quotes from. We will also need a new subfloor. I'm fine buying carpet separately or a company that will do everything from subfloor to carpet (including carpet sale). The room is about 350 square ft. and we will carpet stairs also.

6 days ago

Updated 28 hours ago

Found dog near Portage Park

Sharing from fb post, contact finder in original post.

2 days ago

Updated 42 hours ago

Whats going on central and lawrence

A big rat was outside

  • Weebis Politically Incorrect Thought Criminal

    @Paul, I thought you meant a sewer rat, and not an inflatable rat.

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    No that's 2 doors north

Jun 06

Updated 2 days ago

Firefighter kneels before football game

Has anyone seen a public statement from Ald. Sposato or Napolitano about this? I know I saw a picture of them at the game.

What do people think of this?

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/black-firefighter-takes-knee-at-charity-football-game-cpd-cfd-garry-mccarthy-anger/

    Black firefighter takes heat after taking knee at police-fire football game
    A political and emotional brush fire is smoldering within a grieving Chicago Fire Department over a national anthem protest that marred a charity football game dedicated to the memory of two fallen Chicago heroes.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com
  • No, the NFL doesn't. They have banned personnel from kneeling if they are on the field for the national anthem. Which itself is a joke since the NFL takes money for those "patriotic" displays. Can't people find something else to get their panties in a bunch over? Who cares if someone kneels or doesn't kneel for the flag?

  • Chris, patriots care, freedom loving citizens care, widowed spouse of military veterans care. The point is that NFL management are hypocrites, and this display of disrespect is irreverent, unnecessary, unacceptable, and intolerable to many.

2 days ago

Register for the Dunning Community Wide Garage Sale!

Be sure to sign up to have your garage sale listed on a community map for the:

Dunning Community Garage Sale - West of Harlem
July 14th and 15th

&

Dunning Community Garage Sale - East of Harlem
July 21st and 22nd

Email subject “Dunning Community Garage Sale” to jaquaglia@yahoo.com w/ your name, address, and phone number to register.

2 days ago

2 days ago

Sep 17 2014

Updated 3 days ago

Concrete Stair Repair Recommendations?

The concrete stairs in front of my bungalow that lead to the front door started to crumble towards the sides on a few of the steps and i am hoping to have them repaired before the winter hits and hopefully in such a way that shoveling and salting them doesn't make them crumble again.

Does anyone have any recommendations for anyone that could help fix our stairs?

  • I decided to rent them with my husband, because we bought an old house, which required a great renovation, among other things, stairs. Sincerely? I was totally shocked when I saw the results of their work. I thought that the pictures on their website with the effect of "before and...

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    I decided to rent them with my husband, because we bought an old house, which required a great renovation, among other things, stairs. Sincerely? I was totally shocked when I saw the results of their work. I thought that the pictures on their website with the effect of "before and after" refurbishment were some lie, but really everything looked just like on the website. I regret that I did not take a picture of the stairs before they were renovated. I could share with you the effects of the Concrete Power company.
    What's more, all employees of this company are so well trained. You can immediately see that they know what they are doing. Concrete Power really has to put in years of practice in training these people.
    We wanted to go with my husband such a staircase, similar to one of the pictures in their gallery - the ones next to it. It was enough that we showed them a photo and they already knew what to do.
    I think that the price is really good and affordable in relation to the services offered by Concrete Power. They use only the best materials to repair the stairs.
    These stairs will be indestructible for years! Good job, Concrete P!

  • Also looking for this service. It's time for the brickwork and stairs. Thanks for all the recommendations. I've read eventually bungalows will need

Jun 06

Updated 4 days ago

Looking for a handy man

I need a bunch of small repairs done on my house that no contractor is interested in.

The small back porch needs to be replaced and my garage door opener is messed up.

Anyone in the neighborhood do small jobs for people? I'm close to Irving Park and Laramie.

  • Brad-Sure, please send me your info to pass along. Check my profile for email

  • OD

    Brad,

    I should be able take care of some of those things for you. My name is Oliver and my cell is 312.218.6197

Jun 09

Updated 4 days ago

Gangs are at Dickens Park

Watch your surroundings

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    That was at 2 am begging for cigarettes

  • Weebis Politically Incorrect Thought Criminal

    016 needs silent running drones with a high resolution IR camera to monitor the parks in the area covertly.

    Crimes caught on camera would be admissible.

Jun 10

Updated 4 days ago

residential canopy and awnings

My neighbor built out of wood and plexiglass an awning over his doorway on the side of his house that extends all the way to my property line (fence). Their awning is adjacent to my entrance doorways (difficult for me to bring large objects in my house because of the encroachment). Not only do I catch their rain when I walk out the door I get their snow (from the awning) during the winter which slides into my yard by...

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My neighbor built out of wood and plexiglass an awning over his doorway on the side of his house that extends all the way to my property line (fence). Their awning is adjacent to my entrance doorways (difficult for me to bring large objects in my house because of the encroachment). Not only do I catch their rain when I walk out the door I get their snow (from the awning) during the winter which slides into my yard by my doorways. I have asked him to move it back but that was on deaf ears.
Is there a building code that specifies how far a canopy or awning can extend out from the side of the house? This awning is considered encroachment if it extends to my property line, correct?

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    Call building department and ask about set backs for awnings and find out code first.

  • If he built it without a permit that is all you need to challenge it. Also any new structure needs to be 3 feet from the property line if they are made with wood or any other flammable materials. If he replaced an existing awning it may be grandfathered in. My guess is any awning that existed before probably wasn’t done without a permit anyway.

Jun 10

Updated 5 days ago

Very Arrogant Neighbors

I have a neighbor who has hung not 1 but 2 bird feeders approx 1 foot from my property line. The mess in my yard and patio is not just bad but seriously bad (and unhealthy). I really don't care if they want to feed the birds but I asked them to move them more into the middle of their yard to prevent the mess in my yard...I told them that I am tired cleaning the mess in my yard...

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I have a neighbor who has hung not 1 but 2 bird feeders approx 1 foot from my property line. The mess in my yard and patio is not just bad but seriously bad (and unhealthy). I really don't care if they want to feed the birds but I asked them to move them more into the middle of their yard to prevent the mess in my yard...I told them that I am tired cleaning the mess in my yard and this mess is not only unhealthy but it has been attracting the rats and now pigeons (and they laughed at me). I have asked them 3x now and in my book that's more than a fair chance to rectify the situation.
Is there any sort of code that determines how close a neighbor can put anything near my property line? Do I have any Recourse?

Jun 10

Updated 5 days ago

Building Codes

I have a neighbor who built and installed an awning constructed out of wood and plexiglass over his side door leading into the basement. It extends out all the way to my fence line and my entrance doors into my residence are adjacent. Needless to say I catch all the water and snow at my doors now. There has to be a code regulating how far an awning can extend out on the side of house...along with what materials are considered safe. Am I wrong?

  • Let the neighbor know that the rain and snow falls on your side - and ask him to add a rain gutter to the awning...... that may take care of the problem - -

    If the snow falls on your side - that could cause a serious accident - talk it out with your neighbor....maybe you two can come to an agreement...good luck

  • Weebis Politically Incorrect Thought Criminal

    Susy D for U.S. Secretary of State. Good diplomacy skills. Much better than Mike Popeo.

Jun 09

Updated 6 days ago

Suspected gang member shot early Friday in the 16th District

A suspected gang member was shot in his right bicep at 2 a.m. Friday, June 8, while he was walking in the 5000 block of West Newport Avenue, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
The man reported that 4 gunshots were fired from a passing vehicle, which was described as an older model, dark-colored Ford Taurus, according to police.
He also told officers that he ran when the shots started and that he was a block away when he noticed his wound, police said.

  • Heard on Ch2 news that nearly 20 shooting injuries over this past wknd involved gang-related 'victims' who are NOT cooperating with police investigations.
    Great people to have around, surely (sarc).
    Kinda have to agree w/CHB in spirit.

  • Weebis Politically Incorrect Thought Criminal

    Last night in the vicinity of Irving Park and St. Louis another choirboy way shot through the forearm.

    He was obviously a gang banger, because when the dispatcher asked his condition the copper said, " he will live to be shot at again." Gallows humor at its best.

Nov 16 2015

Updated 6 days ago

Basement renovation question

Hi all. Starting to explore the potential to add living space to the basement. It is plumbed (awkwardly) for a powder room, and most of the space has a kiss over 7' in height from concrete to joist. I would like to do the work on the up and up, but installation of a sub-floor (even something ultra-thin) would encroach on that 7' clearance. My question to you all is: Has anyone attempted to get a variance on the ceiling...

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Hi all. Starting to explore the potential to add living space to the basement. It is plumbed (awkwardly) for a powder room, and most of the space has a kiss over 7' in height from concrete to joist. I would like to do the work on the up and up, but installation of a sub-floor (even something ultra-thin) would encroach on that 7' clearance. My question to you all is: Has anyone attempted to get a variance on the ceiling height for a basement renovation project? Were you successful? Why or why not?
Demoing out the old slab (though thin), digging down and re-pouring is not really an option. Neither is lifting the house. Just not the budget for it. Yes, floor drains would have to be re-located, moisture infiltration prevented, insulation, electrical, . . . but all of that talk is moot unless there is precedent for a variance. If I can't get an answer here, I'll turn to an architect, but thought I'd see what the neighbors say first.

anyone?

  • The above code section regarding 7'-0" ceiling height, may only apply to existing legal units and useful for duplexing purposes, but may not apply to converting an existing space into a new stand alone legal dwelling unit.

  • new dwelling will require 7' 6", if you want a bathroom down there

Jun 08

Updated 6 days ago

10-story building planned for Six Corners

10-story building with senior housing and commercial space is planned for Six Corners. Six Corners Master Plan calls for four or five-story development on the site. Alderman Arena will host meeting on the proposal at 6:30 pm Thursday, June 21, at the Filament Theater, 4041 N Milwaukee. The complex would include 265 units, with a mix of independent living, assisted living and memory care options.
The following story is from last December when the alderman called the 10-story plan “speculative.”
http://nadignewspapers.com/2017/12/28/10-story-senior-living-at-six-corners-speculative/

    10-story senior living at Six Corners 'speculative' - Nadig Newspapers - Northwest Side Local Newspapers
    by BRIAN NADIG A preliminary proposal for a 10-story senior housing project with ground-floor retail and medical uses at Six Corners was presented to Alderman John Arena (45th) in late August, but Arena has called the plan "speculative" as talks with the developer continue.
    http://nadignewspapers.com
  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    Another political joke at least demolition crews are busy.

  • LadyHawk Lifelong resident

    Arena was successful shoving his "Senior Housing" agenda with the Independence Branch library scam! Don't believe these schemers, continue the conversation!

Jun 04

Updated 6 days ago

Rooster Crowing

Has anyone else been bothered by the noise of a rooster crowing all day long in the area? I don't know precisely where this rooster is located, but it's pretty much driving me crazy just as would the sound of an incessantly barking dog. I have no problem with people owning roosters or chickens in the city, but there needs to be some consideration for the noise, and I believe there are humane and inexpensive ways to reduce the noise...

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Has anyone else been bothered by the noise of a rooster crowing all day long in the area? I don't know precisely where this rooster is located, but it's pretty much driving me crazy just as would the sound of an incessantly barking dog. I have no problem with people owning roosters or chickens in the city, but there needs to be some consideration for the noise, and I believe there are humane and inexpensive ways to reduce the noise a rooster is able to make.

I don't want to call the police, because they have much more important things to be dealing with than a silly rooster, but has anyone else been bothered by this? I'd be more than happy to help it's owner make a rooster collar for it, if they were willing.

Any advice or guidance for dealing with something like this would be appreciated.

  • So the rooster isnt crowing

    Its screaming for help

  • CL

    I believe the ordinance is that an officer has to witness the noise or you have to collect signatures from three neighbors confirming the nuisance. I can’t imagine getting three signatures would be a problem, I just have no idea what to do with them. I guess take them and file a report with the police?

Jun 10

Lost Dog Portage Park!

Going today June 10th at 4 pm. Brown pit mix. Puppy. Found near central and Byron st. Have dog in my possession. Please message.

Jun 08

Updated Jun 09

Wouldn't this be great for the Point site until something gets developed.

Instead of leaving a vacant parcel of land which they demolished buildings on to make way for the Equinox Hotel, Midwest Related set up a pop up market with shipping containers until they are able to start construction. This is what responsible developers do. HINT HINT Clark Street. Granted Clark Street would have to fill in that hole!

https://chicago.curbed.com/2018/6/7/17427132/west-loop-pop-up-box-shops-equinox-related

    Pop-up container market comes to West Loop's Restaurant Row
    Before Chicago's Equinox Hotel breaks ground in the Fulton Market District, the vacant site of the proposed 680-foot tower will host a temporary retail market housed in repurposed shipping containers. Starting on Friday, June 15, the lot at 725 W. Randolph Street will provide a rotating roster of local entrepreneurs and business with a chance to sell and test-out products.
    https://chicago.curbed.com

Jun 09

Jun 09

Jun 05

Updated Jun 08

Lost Kitty

Our cat, Buzz, got out of the house this morning and we have been unable to locate him. On LeClaire between Berteau and Belleplaine. He is VERY friendly and unfortunately was not wearing his collar. He will come to his name (Buzz) when called. If anyone sees him please let us know. He is all gray - and has long fur with green eyes. We already miss him dearly and hope he returns by the end of the day.

Jun 08

June 8, 2018 Update

June 21: Wonder Woman at Portage Park, 4100 N. Long

Friends of Vaughn is hosting a Vaughn Fest fundraising event on Saturday, June 9, from 10 am to 2 pm at the school, 4355 N. Linder.

...am-2 pm, Portage Park, 4100 N. Long. Vendors gather on the NW corner of Long and Irving Park to offer locally grown produce, meats, dairy, baked goods, speciality items, prepared foods, and more...

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Please be advised that there will be no Ward Night on Tuesday, June 12. The next Ward Night will be on Tuesday, June 19, from 5-7 pm in the ward office, 4754 N. Milwaukee.

I am pleased to announce that Ryan Companies US and Clark Street Real Estate now have an updated proposal for the vacant land at the southeast corner of Milwaukee and Irving Park. We’ll host a community meeting on the proposal at 6:30 pm Thursday, June 21, at Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee.

I would like congratulate the graduates and their parents. I would also like to extend a big thank you to Pasta D’Arte, 6311 N. Milwaukee, for hosting the event.

A local favorite, Delightful Pastries (5927 W. Lawrence), is in the running to be named the Sweetest Bakery in Ameria. Help them gain local and national recognition by voting for them.

Children can receive free healthy lunches during their summer break in the social center at St. Cornelius Church, 5430 W. Foster.

Keeler Gardens, located at 3631 N. Keeler Ave. in Old Irving Park, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community organization educating on the physical, mental, and cognitive benefits of connecting with nature and how to incorporate nature into your life. Learn more at Keeler Gardens’ website.

June 13: Space Jam at Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn

June 15: Guardians of the Galaxy at Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield

July 6: The Sandlot at Dunham Park, 4638 N. Melvina

July 13: Despicable Me 3 at Gladstone Park, 5421 N. Menard

August 23:  A Dog’s Purpose at Wilson Park, 4630 N. Milwaukee

Performances begin Saturday, June 2 at The Playhouse, 4766 N. Milwaukee, and will run through Saturday, June 10. More information and tickets are available online. Tickets are free for kids 12 and younger, and only $10 for those ages 13 and older. 

...contribution to the community on June 10, starting at 11 am at St. Edward Church, 4350 W. Sunnyside. Following Mass, a reception will be held at 4447 N. Lowell, with the building being...

...at St. Edward Church, 4350 W. Sunnyside. Following Mass, a reception will be held at 4447 N. Lowell, with the building being dedicated to the Springfield Dominicans for over 108 years of service...

Belding School will host their annual International Festival fundraiser on Friday, June 15, from 3:30-7 pm at Belding School, 4527 N. Tripp.

The 16th District Police Station is hosting a Safe Summer Rally on Saturday, June 16, from 12-3 pm at Jefferson Memorial Park, 4822 N. Long.

On Thursday, June 21, crawlers will meet at Three Counties Irish Pub, 5856 N. Milwaukee, at 5:30 pm. From there, they will make their way to Mom’s Old Recipe Mexican Restaurant, 5760 N. Milwaukee, and crawl their way down to Gladstone Lounge & Liquors, 5734 N. Milwaukee.

On Thursday, June 21, crawlers will meet at Three Counties Irish Pub, 5856 N. Milwaukee, at 5:30 pm. From there, they will make their way to Mom’s Old Recipe Mexican Restaurant, 5760 N. Milwaukee, and crawl their way down to Gladstone Lounge & Liquors, 5734 N. Milwaukee.

On Thursday, June 21, crawlers will meet at Three Counties Irish Pub, 5856 N. Milwaukee, at 5:30 pm. From there, they will make their way to Mom’s Old Recipe Mexican Restaurant, 5760 N. Milwaukee, and crawl their way down to Gladstone Lounge & Liquors, 5734 N. Milwaukee.

On Friday, June 22, I will host a City Sticker Sale and CityKey ID event from 10 am to 2 pm in the annex space at the Copernicus Center, 5214 W. Lawrence.

If you would like to purchase your city sticker before June 30, you can purchase one at the City Clerk’s satellite office located at 5430 W. Gale Street, at most currency exchanges (service fees may apply), online, or via mail following instructions on the back of your renewal notice.

Mon., June 11, 6:30 pm, Irving Park Baptist Church, 4401 W. Irving Park. OIPA is shaking up their monthly meeting by hosting an Ice Cream Socialevent. Kick off...

Wed., June 13, 7 pm, Athletic Field Park, Fieldhouse, 3546 W. Addison.Learn what you can do about crime during the1732-1733 beat meeting. Find your beat at the45th Ward map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Wed., June 20, 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. Free.

Thur., June 21, 3-7 pm, 6417 W. Irving Park.School’s out for the summer! Join Youth Outreach Services for theirOwn the Summerevent. There will be food, activities, games, prizes, a DJ, and so much more! More info: 773-777-7112.Free.

Fri., June 23, 10 am-12 pm, Sulzer Library, Community Room, 4455 N. Lincoln. Liz Houtz hosts a Helping Feral Cats Near You workshop. Learn how to trap, neuter, and return (TNR) community cats using humane traps. More info: email organizer or call 773-898-9899.Free.

Fri., June 23, 1-10:30 pm,Wrigleyville at Gallagher Way, 3637 N. Clark. The music event of epic proportions returns! Join the Chicago Fire Department and the Chicago...

Mon., June 25, 2-4 pm, Dickinson Playlot, 4101 N. Lavergne. Enjoy storytelling, music, movement, and nature play rooted in neighborhood stories duringArtSeed. Young people and...

Wed., June 27, 6:30 pm, 16th District Police Station, Community Room, 5151 N. Milwaukee. Guest speaker Karina Gil from Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center will host aKeeping Your Child...

Wed., June 27, 7 pm,Congregational Church of Jefferson Park, Basement, 5320 W. Giddings.Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during theJefferson Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting...

Thur., June 28, 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.

    June 8, 2018 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Please be advised that there will be no Ward Night on Tuesday, June 12. The next Ward Night will be on Tuesday, June 19, from 5-7 pm in the ward office, 4754 N. Milwaukee.
    http://ward45.org

Jun 04

Updated Jun 07

Weekly Ad paper delivery

Hi All-

Does anyone know who delivers these ads with Aldi, Shop and Save, Butera etc ads every week. Sometimes I do not receive delivery and I am looking to pick one up if I can.
Thanks in advance!

  • Len

    In red plastic bag is dropped in your driveway by the Chicago Tribune

  • tribune. you can call them and tell them you do not want it

  • Bob

    Thanks to everyone for responding to my comment. I have notified them to try and have the weekly ads delivered. Sorry to here they are leaving piles of these ads in apt and condo complexes. I make sure the ads are picked up the same day, sorted and recycled. No reason to have to litter.

Jun 07

Chicago's Guatemalan community organizing, offering advice on how to help after deadly volcano eruption

Donations will also be accepted through Wednesday at the New Life Community Church in Portage Park at 5700 W. Berteau Ave., according to its website.

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Friday through Sunday, the fundraiser will be at the Latin Patio Restaurant at 3115 N. Central Ave. in Chicago. There will be food, raffles and games, said Pena, who is treasurer of the Guatemalan society. More information can be found on the restaurant’s Facebook page.

In addition to money, the group also will be accepting items such as first aid kits, bandages, burn cream and more at the event and at a donation center at 2815 W. Montrose Ave., Pena said.

Donations will be accepted at Oliva’s business, San Jose Automotive Center, at 3749 W. North Ave. People can drop off gently used clothes, canned goods, flashlights, sleeping bags and more from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

    Chicago's Guatemalan community organizing, offering advice on how to help after deadly volcano eruption
    Billy Munoz's flight was one of the very last ones out of the La Aurora International Airport in Guatemala City before clouds of ash filled the sky. He had been attending a seminar for his job as the Guatemalan Consulate General in Chicago, and was waiting for his flight back Sunday when he heard the news: the Volcano of Fire had erupted.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jun 06

Updated Jun 07

Has Anyone Else Seen or Found any Dead Bats?

I came across either a dead of dying small grayish brown bat on the 4300 block of Lavergne I called 311, and was in formed that Animal Control would be immediately dispatched. The operator said they consider bats a priority because they can carry rabies.

A few years back, the area received a post card in the mail from a government agency (CACC?) that a bat in the neighborhood had tested positive for rabies.

  • Sam

    I have never found a dead bat, but I see them flying every day. There’s a bat colony on the rooftop of a building by me. They come come out around 7pm and just fly in circles.

  • IMHO Been here long enough to know

    I here they found several around 35th and Shields in Bridgeport.

Jun 04

Updated Jun 06

Need Advice

Took in a stray who turned out to be pregnant. I have five kittens now that need a good home. They ate two months and a half months old, litter trained and eat solid cat food. I don't want to take them to a shelter.

  • Yes please email me mjjohnsono1201@hotmail.com. I prefer not to post my phone.

    PAWS Lurie clinic does offer low cost spay/neuter and shots. I've used them before when I rescued a pregnant stray. All the kittens went to good homes and the stray mommy did too!

  • Oh shoot - a typo on the email. It's mjjohnson1201@hotmail.com

Jun 03

Updated Jun 06

City service

Is there a service that the city has to cut a seniors lawn I would but I could hardly cut my own.

Jun 01

Updated Jun 05

Mister Rodger's

I after submitting a post as I have been criticized by a member for not having value since I l don't comment often. in my defense, I try to only comment when I have something of substance to offer. So to gain creditability with my critics, I am offering this post.
Having watched the documentary on Mister Rodgers tonight, I was really inspired in his impact on our kids. Anyone raising kids in the 70's, exposed their kids to him. What a gift he was to our kids. Hearing his documentary highlights, what a wonderful man he was. I did my best in terms of teaching values but this guy solidify my values.

Jun 01

Updated Jun 04

Any recommendations for a insured and licensed master electrician who has experience

Any recommendations for a insured and licensed master electrical contractor who has experience replacing old cloth covered tube and knob wires? Thank you

Jun 04

Found keys

On Sunday, June 3rd we found a set of keys on Long near the intersection with Byron There are two non-key items on it if you can identify it the keys are yours otherwise we will take it to the police department on Millwaukee. Thanks!

Mar 14 2016

Updated Jun 03

Converting Garage into Mother-In Law Suite

Does anyone have any recommended contractors for converting a garage into a Mother-in-Law Suite? Does anyone know approximately how much this would cost? And does anyone know anything about permits and zoning issues? Thanks!

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    I think I will build one thanks

  • N. McNeal Interested in Lincoln Square and nearby areas

    Do you know of any other use for a garage that would be approved by Zoning?

    Have a garage that I am trying to convert into a home office, not an apartment. No kitchen and no bathroom. Zoning said that I had to change the scope of work, which to me means that the wording has to be different.

Jun 01

June 1, 2018 Update

Vendors gather on the northwest corner of Long and Irving Park to offer locally grown produce, a fine variety of meats, dairy, baked goods, specialty items, prepared foods, and more. Each week they feature a new music act as well as dog adoptions from Chicago Animal Care and Control.

The 4600-block of North Central at noon May 13;

July 30: Finding Dory at Portage Park, 4100 N. Long

Friends of Vaughn is hosting a Vaughn Fest fundraising event on Saturday, June 9, from 10 am to 2 pm at the school, 4355 N. Linder.

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The 5900-block of West Higgins between 10:30 pm May 6 and 4 pm May 7;

The 6200-block of West Gunnison between 7:30 am and 1:30 pm May 9;

The 5400-block of North Monitor between 8 pm May 14 and 11 am May 15; and

The 5700-block of West Leland between 10:30 pm May 24 and 4:30 am May 25.

June 13: Space Jam at Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn

June 15: Guardians of the Galaxy at Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield

July 6: The Sandlot at Dunham Park, 4638 N. Melvina

July 13: Despicable Me 3 at Gladstone Park, 5421 N. Menard

August 23:  A Dog’s Life at Wilson Park, 4630 N. Milwaukee

The Six Corners Association sponsored “The Essence of Nature” by Janet Austin in partnership with Chicago Sculpture Exhibit. The sculpture, located in front of 4021 N. Milwaukee, celebrates nature in our urban environment.

Sterling Bay Development generously donated “Weighing-Scale of Nature” by Jorge Leyva, which was placed in the plaza area located at Northwest Highway and Central. This thought-provoking piece will serve as a catalyst to dialogue while activating a previously empty space.

6:30-8:30 pm June 5, at Amundsen High School, 5110 N. Damen.

Performances begin Saturday, June 2 at The Playhouse, 4766 N. Milwaukee, and will run through Saturday, June 10. More information and tickets are available online. Tickets are free for kids 12 and younger, and only $10 for those ages 13 and older.

A benefit to support this resilient family will be held on Sunday, June 3, from 3-8 pm at the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox.

...contribution to the community on June 10, starting at 11 am at St. Edward Church, 4350 W. Sunnyside. Following Mass, a reception will be held at 4447 N. Lowell, with the building being...

...at St. Edward Church, 4350 W. Sunnyside. Following Mass, a reception will be held at 4447 N. Lowell, with the building being dedicated to the Springfield Dominicans for over 108 years of service...

Belding School will host their annual International Festival fundraiser on Friday, June 15, from 3:30-7 pm at Belding School, 4527 N. Tripp.

The 16th District Police Station is hosting a Safe Summer Rally on Saturday, June 16, from 12-3 pm at Jefferson Memorial Park, 4822 N. Long.

On Friday, June 22, I will host a City Sticker Sale and CityKey ID event from 10 am to 2 pm in the annex space at the Copernicus Center, 5214 W. Lawrence.

If you would like to purchase your city sticker before June 30, you can purchase one at the City Clerk’s satellite office located at 5430 W. Gale Street, at most currency exchanges (service fees may apply), online, or via mail following instructions on the back of your renewal notice.

Through May 30, you can drop off books, CDs, and DVDs in good condition at the Jefferson Park Branch library, 5363 W. Lawrence. The Friends of the Jefferson Park Library will then host a sale to help raise funds to purchase tables, bulletin boards, and CD holders for the library.

Registration for wrestling camp at Rosedale Park, 6312 W. Rosedale, is now open.

Three Brothers Garden is an organic food pantry garden located on the corner of Pulaski and Belle Plaine. All produce grown in the garden is donated to the Irving Park Food Pantry. To...

...and a valid driver’s license for produce delivery to the Food Pantry, located at Grace and Keeler. You must be able to lift 20 lbs, be personable, and willing to get your...

Sat., June 2, 8:30-10:30 am,Wintrust Bank, Gladstone Park, 6336 N. Milwaukee.Protect yourself from identity theft during a Free Shredding Event. No plastic bags. Limit 3 paper bags/3 small boxes of shredding. Free.

Tue., June 5, 7 pm,Independence Park Bungalow, 3900 N. Hamlin.Join neighbors to learn how you can participate in supporting your community at the monthly GIPNA Board Meeting.Free.

Mon., June 11, 7 pm, Irving Park Baptist Church, Basement, 4401 W. Irving Park.Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during the Old Irving Park Associationmeeting. More info: online. Free.

Wed., June 13, 7 pm, Athletic Field Park, Fieldhouse, 3546 W. Addison.Learn what you can do about crime during the1732-1733 beat meeting. Find your beat at the45th Ward map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Wed., June 20, 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. Free.

Thur., June 21, 3-7 pm, 6417 W. Irving Park.School’s out for the summer! Join Youth Outreach Services for theirOwn the Summerevent. There will be food, activities, games, prizes, a DJ, and so much more! More info: 773-777-7112.Free.

Fri., June 23, 10 am-12 pm, Sulzer Library, Community Room, 4455 N. Lincoln. Liz Houtz hosts a Helping Feral Cats Near You workshop. Learn how to trap, neuter, and return (TNR) community cats using humane traps. More info: email organizer or call 773-898-9899.Free.

Mon., June 25, 2-4 pm, Dickinson Playlot, 4101 N. Lavergne. Enjoy storytelling, music, movement, and nature play rooted in neighborhood stories duringArtSeed. Young people and...

Tue., June 26, 7 pm, Pasta D’Arte, 6311 N. Milwaukee. Meet neighbors and get involved in your community during theGladstone Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting.Free.

Wed., June 27, 7 pm,Congregational Church of Jefferson Park, Basement, 5320 W. Giddings.Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during theJefferson Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting.Free.

Thur., June 28, 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.

    June 1, 2018 Update
    Dear Neighbor, The farmers market season kicks off this weekend with the Portage Park Farmers Market on Sunday, June 3, from 10 am until 2 pm at Portage Park, 4100 N. Long. Vendors gather on the northwest corner of Long and Irving Park to offer locally grown produce, a fine variety of meats, dairy, baked goods, specialty items, prepared foods, and more.
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May 28

Updated Jun 01

Found Cat?

This very sweet, very personable cat has recently been hanging around Grace St. between Lamon and Cicero. Does s/he belong to anyone? Has a collar with a bell on it but no ID. Contact me if you know who this is!

  • Thank you Phil. Wow, that was some time ago. You did a good thing. God bless.

  • Possums are good to have around. They eat mice and bugs.

May 30

Updated Jun 01

Curious re concrete slab in shared gangway

There are rules for capturing and routing stormwater from rooftops, but I'm curious and wonder if anyone knows of applicable rules/codes for new concrete installation/s?
Assume you have a sidewalk running alongside your structure and the owner of a neighboring structure installs a concrete slab on their side -- do they need a permit? and are they required to install a drainage system such as a trench and grate?
Replacing a huge patch of earth with solid concrete creates a stormwater runoff issue that could affect neighboring property if not contained/managed. Seems sensible there should be a drainage requirement. Anyone know?

  • Abc123 13 yr Old Irv resident, please pick up trash

    A very quick summary, you cannot dispense roof or lot drainage water to your neighbor's property or create a nuisance. Its prohibited and I've seen the City respond quickly to such claims. Chicago is a code/no-code/enforce/that'll be ok/hey whatcha got minefield, dress appropriately.

  • Mark 60634 Foundation crack repair pro

    Thank you for the link. That's the first time I have heard of it. Very informative.

May 31

Car Dirty? Come get your car washed. Saturday, June 2nd 9AM to 1 PM

Car Dirty? Come get your car washed.
Saturday, June 2nd
9AM to 1 PM

St Pascal Boy Scout Troop 815
Car Wash Fundraiser
St Pascal Church Parking Lot
Moody & Irving Park Rd

May 10

Updated May 31

My nephews dog is lost

If seen please call 312- 428- 0024. Ran out of yard from 5400 west Bernice ave Thank very much in advance.

  • Normas Cragin area

    ***Listens by his name Brownie***

  • I hate to say it, but he definitely needs a trim. He actually looks abused by his looks. Hope you find him or found him and take him to a groomer, PLEASE!!

May 25

Updated May 30

Help needed with farmers market promotions

It’s that time of year again & we’re looking for help with host sites for lawn signs, posters and banners.
Feel free to pm me.
Anyone who has a lawn sign from previous years, it’s time to start getting them out.
The first market is June 10.
Merril
Manager,
JeffersonParkSundayMarket.com

    Jefferson Park Sunday Market
    Jefferson Park Neighborhood farmers market
    http://jeffersonparksundaymarket.com
  • If North Mayfair isn't too far, then you can put a sign at 5002 N Kenneth. I'm the owner and love to go to Jeff park Sunday market when I can.

  • JeffParkSundayMarket Jefferson Park's own farmers market

    Signs have been ‘planted’. Feel free to move them/take them down during off weeks. & let us know if you need them picked up at the end of the season, as they are multi - year ( as long as they hold up). Also they cannot be in the parkway/city property between the sidewalk & street.
    Thanks again!!!

May 21

Updated May 30

Mixed-income housing developer for 5150 Northwest Hwy reviews options after state denies tax credits

State board explains its reasoning for not approving tax credits for Northwest Highway proposal, while a local pastor charges that the housing authority is enabling the “forces of white supremacy” to maintain segregation on the Northwest Side. http://nadignewspapers.com/2018/05/21/fate-of-5150-n-northwest-hwy-uncertain-following-tax-credit-decision/

    Fate of 5150 N. Northwest Hwy uncertain following tax-credit decision - Nadig Newspapers - Northwest Side Local Newspapers
    by BRIAN NADIG The fate of a controversial mixed-income housing proposal in Jefferson Park remains uncertain after the Illinois Housing Development Authority last week did not approve low-income housing tax credits for the proposal. "We are still reviewing our options at this point," said project developer Joshua Wilmoth of Full Circle Communities.
    http://nadignewspapers.com

May 30

May 27

Updated May 29

Free working air conditioners

Both work fine. Take one or both. Kenmore brand. You must carry away.

  • That was very nice of you, Nature Nut. I went a whole summer without AC when I first moved into my house and it was miserable! You might have save a life.

  • @nature nut, that was a very "cool" thing for you to do

May 25

Updated May 27

Northside Sox Bar / Southside Cubs Bar

Do north side Sox bars or south side Cubs bars exist? If so, what bars and where are they located? Any info as to the their quality would be appreciated. Thanks!

May 26

May 25, 2018 Update

Friends of Vaughn is hosting a Vaughn Fest fundraising event on Saturday, June 9, from 10 am to 2 pm at the school, 4355 N. Linder.

Sun., June 3, 10 am-2 pm, Portage Park, 4100 N. Long. Vendors gather on the NW corner of Long and Irving Park to offer locally grown...

...am-2 pm, Portage Park, 4100 N. Long. Vendors gather on the NW corner of Long and Irving Park to offer locally grown produce, meats, dairy, baked goods, speciality items, prepared foods, and more...

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...society. The event will take place on Monday, May 28, from 1-3 pm at 4041 N. Milwaukee. There will also be open hours featuring the newly opened Artifacts exhibit from 11 am...

The Six Corners Association sponsored “The Essence of Nature” by Janet Austin in partnership with Chicago Sculpture Exhibit. The sculpture, located in front of 4021 N. Milwaukee, celebrates nature in our urban environment.

Sterling Bay Development generously donated “Weighing-Scale of Nature” by Jorge Leyva, which was placed in the plaza area located at Northwest Highway and Central. This thought-provoking piece will serve as a catalyst to dialogue while activating a previously empty space.

Casa de Luna Mexican Grill, 5481 N. Northwest Highway, is hosting a Grand Opening event on Saturday, May 26.

Jefferson Park Branch Library (5363 W. Lawrence)

Independence Park fieldhouse (3945 N. Springfield)

Wilson Park fieldhouse (4630 N. Milwaukee)

16th District Police Station (5151 N. Milwaukee)

Rosedale Park fieldhouse (6312 W. Rosedale)

Gladstone Park fieldhouse (5421 N. Menard)

Jefferson Memorial Park fieldhouse (4822 N. Long)

Farnsworth Elementary (5414 N. Linder)

Beard Elementary (6445 W. Strong)

Hitch Elementary (5625 N. McVicker)

Prussing Elementary (4650 N. Menard)

Gray Elementary (3730 N. Laramie)

Beaubien Elementary (5025 N. Laramie)

6:30-8:30 pm May 29, at Westinghouse College Prep, 3223 W. Franklin;

6:30-8:30 pm May 31, at Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett;

6:30-8:30 pm June 5, at Amundsen High School, 5110 N. Damen.

Performances begin Saturday, June 2 at The Playhouse, 4766 N. Milwaukee, and will run through Saturday, June 10. More information and tickets are available online. Tickets are free for kids 12 and younger, and only $10 for those ages 13 and older.

A benefit to support this resilient family will be held on Sunday, June 3, from 3-8 pm at the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox.

Belding School will host their annual International Festival fundraiser on Friday, June 15, from 3:30-7 pm at Belding School, 4527 N. Tripp.

On Friday, June 22, I will host a City Sticker Sale and CityKey ID event from 10 am to 2 pm in the annex space at the Copernicus Center, 5214 W. Lawrence.

If you would like to purchase your city sticker before June 30, you can purchase one at the City Clerk’s satellite office located at 5430 W. Gale Street, at most currency exchanges (service fees may apply), online, or via mail following instructions on the back of your renewal notice.

Three Brothers Garden is an organic food pantry garden located on the corner of Pulaski and Belle Plaine. All produce grown in the garden is donated to the Irving Park Food Pantry. To...

...and a valid driver’s license for produce delivery to the Food Pantry, located at Grace and Keeler. You must be able to lift 20 lbs, be personable, and willing to get your...

Tue., May 29, 7 pm, Pasta D’Arte, 6311 N. Milwaukee. Meet neighbors and get involved in your community during the Gladstone Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting.Free.

Wed., May 30, 7 pm,Congregational Church of Jefferson Park, Basement Auditorium, 5320 W. Giddings. Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during the Jefferson Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly...

Sat., June 2, 8:30-10:30 am,Wintrust Bank, Gladstone Park, 6336 N. Milwaukee.Protect yourself from identity theft during a Free Shredding Event. No plastic bags. Limit 3 paper bags/3 small boxes of shredding. Free.

Tue., June 5, 7 pm,Independence Park Bungalow, 3900 N. Hamlin.Join neighbors to learn how you can participate in supporting your community at the monthly GIPNA Board Meeting.Free.

Mon., June 11, 7 pm, Irving Park Baptist Church, Basement, 4401 W. Irving Park.Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during the Old Irving Park Associationmeeting. More info: online. Free.

Wed., June 13, 7 pm, Dunham Park, 4638 N. Melvina.Learn what you can do about crime during the1622 beat meeting. Find your beat at the45th Ward map. More info: 312-742-4521.Free.

Wed., June 13, 7 pm, Athletic Field Park, Fieldhouse, 3546 W. Addison.Learn what you can do about crime during the1732-1733 beat meeting. Find your beat at the45th Ward map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Wed., June 20, 7 pm, 17th District Police Station, Community Room, 4650 N. Pulaski.Learn what you can do about crime during the1722-1723 beat meeting. Find your beat at the45th Ward map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Thur., June 28, 7 pm, St. Bartholomew, Krueger Hall, 4910 W. Addison. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1634 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 45th Ward map. More info: 312-742-4521.Free.

    May 25, 2018 Update
    Dear Neighbor, As you are barbecuing, camping, and celebrating the holiday weekend, please take a moment to honor our fallen heroes who dedicated their lives to serving our nation. In remembrance of the courage and sacrifice of those who lost their lives serving in the military, the National Veterans Art Museum (NVAM) will host a Memorial Day event to reflect on their contribution to our country.
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