2 days ago

Updated 10 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.

  • Has this happened more than once? Do you have a wireless doorbell? After I installed one I bought at Home Depot, my doorbell would ring but there’d be no one on my porch. I was perplexed for months until I noticed that every time this happened there was someone at the door on my neighbor’s porch across the street. Their wireless doorbell was apparently set to the same frequency so whenever someone pushed their doorbell, it rang at my house.

  • Same here with the wireless doorbell. We had to finally get rid of ours, after we realized it rang everytime there was someone at the door of the house across the street from us. Hope that is all it is for you. If not, I would be installing cameras.

5 days ago

Updated 10 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 went by whats left of the colony theatre at 59th and Kedzie the top of the marquee has small plants growing out of at

  • Silent film "Man From Beyond" about Houdini is playing at City News this Friday, including the organist. Free show.

Feb 11

Updated 32 hours ago

Dibs

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

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

  • What's wrong with lawn chairs on the parkway? That way when it gets warmer, you can sit out there and watch people throw real garbage on the street- you know, fast food bags, wrappers, cups, etc.

41 hours ago

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Diversey and Lamon

What was going on friday morning 2.16? There were a few helicopters and a spotlight? The radio said police activity and diversey was closed.

5 days ago

Updated 4 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

6 days ago

Updated 5 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.

Feb 15

Updated 5 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.

6 days ago

Feb 13

Updated Feb 15

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.

Feb 14

Updated Feb 15

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 15

Feb 13

Updated Feb 14

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!

Feb 14

Valentine's Day

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

    Home page
    http://www.faf.ae

Feb 14

Kellsboro posted 1 photo to Flickr:

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.

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 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 12

DOES anybody have a PARKING SPACE AVAILABLE near Diversey/Cicero?

I am looking to get my car off the street. A garage or parking space to rent for a couple months would be great. THANKS

Feb 10

Updated Feb 11

Locksmith needed

Anyone have a locksmith to recommend? A spring broke, causing the pin to drop, making the deadbolt useless. Luckily I have 2 deadbolts on that door, so I can secure my home, but this needs to be fixed. Thanks!

  • NatureNut SE PortageParker since1992

    Tom Surplus comes right away and has very low prices. 773-427-8224

  • If you are at all handy take off the broken lock and take it to a hardware store / Lowes / Home depot and ask for a replacement. If it is a standard lockset it will fit into the old hole. Can't get cheaper than that.

Feb 09

Feb 09

Cragin Spring posted 1 photo to Flickr:

Feb 08

Cragin Spring posted 1 photo to Flickr:

Jan 26

Updated Feb 07

Robbed on Belmont and Leclaire

I was mugged approximately 4am on friday january 26. I was at the belmont bus stop heading east. He asked me for a dollar and then punched me in the face. It was a hispanic male, 5.5-5.9, pale complexion, black hoodie and pants. He stole my green canvas gap messenger bag. It only had medela breast pump pieces but if anyone sees the bag please reach out.he ran south on Leclaire. When he punched me he broke or knocked my glasses off.

  • SussetteH Chicago Resident for 27 Years

    First of all, we do not know that the robber in this situation is a gang member. All we know is that he appeared Hispanic. Second, I was responding to some commenters saying that this is because “ethnics” are moving in and in accordance to CAPS they travel here from...

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    First of all, we do not know that the robber in this situation is a gang member. All we know is that he appeared Hispanic. Second, I was responding to some commenters saying that this is because “ethnics” are moving in and in accordance to CAPS they travel here from other neighborhoods.

    Yes, Chicago has a gang issue that needs to be addressed but not all gangs are comprised only by Hispanics. https://www.nationalgangcenter.gov/Survey-Analysis/Demographics..

    Yes, this incident did not exactly happen in my beat but it would have if they crossed the street. I don’t think that these criminals are looking out for district or beat boundaries so I’m going to count this as my beat.

    I am not disputing people’s concerns, I just want people to speak out with knowledge and the facts. This country needs to invest in ALL our youth. Education and Employment is the key. It cost less to educate and employ a young adult than to pay for their encarceration. It is actually an investment with returns because once they have an education and a job they contribute to the economy and pay taxes.

    This is the last you will hear from me on this topic. Stay safe. If you see something, say something and always strive for the truth.

  • Driving on the 5000 block of Belmont today I noticed lots of L***N Gang Graffiti.
    Do they have to destroy property they live in? Help these people remove themselves.

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 07

This first-time speed skater received plenty of advice — to no avail

He grew up near Belmont and Cicero in Chicago, roaming around various parks in the winter with a shovel in hand, searching for decent ice. Times have changed. For one, modern speedskating suits are skin-tight to maximize aerodynamics.

    This first-time speed skater received plenty of advice - to no avail
    Have you ever thought you were kinda sorta decent at something only to learn that your performance is the equivalent of striking out repeatedly in slow-pitch softball? Welcome to my world. Not long ago I circled the ice, feeling a bit of a breeze as if I had stuck my head out of a car window.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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.

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.

Feb 05

Feb 04

Feb 02

Police officer goes for coffee, nabs alleged carjacker

The mother contacted Wheeling police later, letting them know she was in the 4700 block of West Belmont Avenue in Chicago. All three were unharmed, according to Wheeling Police, although the carjacker had taken a cell phone and cash.

This article has 2 other Chicago locations (Show)

“I thought ‘Oh my God, I think I just saw this guy on TV,’” Officer David Ramos told Gazette Chicago. Ramos works out of the Near North 18th Police District and is the president of the Smith Park Advisory Council. The park is at 2525 W. Grand Ave.

Ramos contacted his precinct and alerted officers about what he had just observed. Eighteenth District police officer Jerome Turbyville quickly arrived at the shop on the 300 block of West Chicago Avenue, and he and Ramos apprehended the suspect, Ramos said.

    Gazette Chicago " Police officer goes for coffee, nabs alleged carjacker
    February 2, 2018 Catching the morning news at home on television. Stopping for coffee before taking care of errands. These ordinary habits became intertwined with police work last month when an off-duty Chicago Police Department officer, outside a donut shop, spotted an alleged carjacker and kidnapper pictured on a television news report he had watched earlier that day.
    http://www.gazettechicago.com

Jan 28

Updated Jan 30

Fence codes in Chicago`

Does anyone know the height limit for fences between houses in Chicago. It says that I can install a fence over 5 feet that is 'open construction', but I can't seem to find a definition for open construction in any of the Chicago resources.

I'm not concerned about permitting, I just need to know the height limit and what constitutes 'open construction'.

Anyone have any resources to share?

  • OParker Native Chicagoan

    Don't forget to call DIGGER before digging post holes.

  • I would also suggest looking at your survey to make sure the fence is where it belongs if you are replacing an existing fence. If you are putting up a new fence get a staked survey.

Mar 10

Updated Jan 29

Six Corners Binnys/Culvers?

Has anyone heard what is the status of the new development Binnys and Culvers down on Six Corners? It doesn't look like there has been any progress.

  • Craig E. Friend of Chicago

    I hope for the sake of the neighborhood it actually happens. Just like I hope the point at six corners happens.

  • culvers is open, it is busy and it is delicious

    danny is awesome too!

Jan 27

Updated Jan 29

Orange and white cat outdoors

I live on the 4100 block of Parkside. There are many outdoor cats in the area, but yesterday and today I saw one I had never seen before. It is orange and white. Just wondering if anyone is missing him ? Sorry, could not get a picture.

  • Najia Suleiman Lost cat male orange n white mouth paws n legs

    Is it a male. Does he look like the one I have as a profile pic

  • Laurie53 Parkside Neighbor

    I think he does look like the picture. I did not see him yesterday.

Jan 23

Updated Jan 28

Arena's Thought Police in Action

Might this be a misuse of Department resources for political purposes?
•Alderman Arena's office filed a CR number against any officer that openly opposed his housing development on his Facebook page. Leslie Perkins who is employed by Alderman Arena's office, is the complainant on the CR#.

Arena's office claims that the officers who opposed low income housing, on the Alderman's Facebook Page, are racist. Alderman Arena allowed, and most likely encouraged, his paid protestors to openly threaten law enforcement officers...

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Might this be a misuse of Department resources for political purposes?
•Alderman Arena's office filed a CR number against any officer that openly opposed his housing development on his Facebook page. Leslie Perkins who is employed by Alderman Arena's office, is the complainant on the CR#.

Arena's office claims that the officers who opposed low income housing, on the Alderman's Facebook Page, are racist. Alderman Arena allowed, and most likely encouraged, his paid protestors to openly threaten law enforcement officers on his City endorsed Facebook Page. Alderman Arena also allowed community members to be threatened, harassed and stalked by his henchmen if they did not support his agenda. Even officers who kept their profession hidden and used screen names, were not safe from the wrath of Alderman Arena.

The Alderman had his staff run the plates of individuals who were present at gatherings opposing his development, get their information and run it through a city data base to find out if they are police officers. The CR number names numerous officers, alleging they made "racially charged comments against low income housing." Anyone who made a negative comment concerning Arenas housing projects, even if it was just comments concerning overcrowding, were labeled racist by Arena, his wife and his paid protestors. Numerous individuals who were threatened on his Facebook Page, a page that he controls and content he is responsible for, contacted the Alderman's office through phone, email and social media, all of which went unanswered.

Even if Arena didn't make the threats against law enforcement, he obviously condones it since he never deleted them from his social media, nor did he condemn them. These officers voiced their concerns as community members, not police officers. Now that the community has spoken and Alderman Arena has been denied state funding for his housing project, he needs someone to blame and who better than the police.

  • Weebis Politically Incorrect Thought Criminal

    hey, SCC, you demand evidence of paid protestors. How about providing some evidence of these racist cops and firefighters.

    On the record statements, video tape, or audio tape.

    Anything??

  • Weebis Politically Incorrect Thought Criminal

    The msm uses anonymous sources all the time, especially against their ideological opponents.

    Has EB become a court of law?

Jan 27

Updated Jan 28

PreK-8th Grade School Open House

St. Genevieve, located between Fullerton and Cicero, is having it's Open House tomorrow from 11AM - 2PM! Join us for family Mass at 10AM and afterwards, you're invited to come check out our school!

  • StGenevieve Serving the Belmont-Craign Community for 90+ yrs

    Feel free to email me for more info at lpuma@stgschool.org !!

  • Suzy-Q City Worker

    The principal at this school sucks. Wouldn't send my child here unless she was gone.

Jan 27

Logan blvd and froy streets

Whst happened to the girl on logan blvd on jan 26 2028 laying on troy ave I think
Does anyone know what happened to her.

Jan 23

Updated Jan 27

Please help find Roxy!

(Addison & Irving Park Rd, Central & Long) Roxy - Female Pit Bull Terrier. Tan/White. Call 773-707-3312. Microchipped. Scared/confused. Please do not call or chase Roxy; may cause Roxy to bolt or run in fear. Cook County. 60641. Missing 01/22/2018.
She is very sweet but skittish she may be hiding behind garbage cans or in someones yard. Again she is friendly and loves cheese. Please contact the number above or me if you spot her.

More Info, Photos and to Contact:
http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2157034

    Lost Dog - Female - Chicago, IL, USA 60641
    Closest Intersection: Addison and Irving Park Rd, Central and Long. She is very shy and won't just go to anyone. She has a microchip but I don't know the number
    http://www.helpinglostpets.com
  • Kathy in 60630 10 yr. resident

    Check with 16th district. And look up the Garrido network on FB, he also has a lost & found pet rescue.

  • I did Kathy I work in rescue and know John he was one of the 1st people we contacted. Thank you though!

  • She's beautiful! Hope you are reunited soon.

Jan 27

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR IMPROVEMENTS TO EXISTING SINGLE FAMILY HOME. EXTERIOR SIDING REPLACEMENT, REVISED ENTRY STOOP, NEW REAR DECK. NO CHANGE IN OCCUPANCY NOR EXPANSION OF USE. **Certified Plan Corrections Project - Conditional Permit: Subject to field inspections **

    3335 N. Kilpatrick Ave. Issued January 25, 2018 Comment

Jan 24

Roxy Still Missing Please keep an eye out!

(Addison & Irving Park Rd, Central & Long) Roxy - Female Pit Bull Terrier. Tan/White. Call 773-707-3312. Microchipped. Scared/confused. Please do not call or chase Roxy; may cause Roxy to bolt or run in fear. Cook County. 60641. Missing 01/22/2018.
She chipped and wearing tags. She is very sweet but skittish she may be hiding behind garbage cans or in someones yard. Again she is friendly and loves cheese. Please contact 773-707-3312 or me if you spot her.

http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2157034

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