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Need outstanding handymen(or women) referrals please

Not only do I have several projects I need done at my 8 unit condo building, but I am also a busy Realtor with my own Home Staging business and I am in constant need of reliable handymen to help me ready homes for sale, as well as buyer clients who always look to me for quality vendor referrals. Please send me your absolute best and most reliable referrals! Thank you in advance, your help is greatly appreciated.

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Updated 2 hours ago

EB may be leaving, but we're all still here. Let's start an EveryBlock (or whatever) sub-reddit!

hey all. i'm equally bummed about losing everyblock. i've become used to all the great input, feedback and dissenting opinions...even the varied responses to trolls. they enrich my morning. :)

so why give it up? surely some of you know about reddit.com. we can create a sub-reddit just for us. if we ALL hopped over to a new sub-reddit, then we wouldn't have to lose a thing. we could retain our anonymity. all we need are some basic posting rules...

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hey all. i'm equally bummed about losing everyblock. i've become used to all the great input, feedback and dissenting opinions...even the varied responses to trolls. they enrich my morning. :)

so why give it up? surely some of you know about reddit.com. we can create a sub-reddit just for us. if we ALL hopped over to a new sub-reddit, then we wouldn't have to lose a thing. we could retain our anonymity. all we need are some basic posting rules and a few moderators to oversee it. i'm happy to volunteer to get us started but would certainly appreciate some input from the EB regulars.

i haven't thought out the details, because i know we are all from different neighborhoods...but calling it chicago-northsiders or something comes to mind. there are already a couple of NWside sub-reddits, but they are vastly underused. we could at least just start one and see what happens.

your thoughts?

4 days ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Date night under $50: What to order at some of Chicago's best restaurants

3800 N. Pulaski Road, 773-545-7427

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800 W. Randolph St., 312-929-4580

5347 N. Clark St., 773.275.5725

857 W. Fulton Market, 312-902-3825

3209 W. Armitage Ave., 773-252-0997

3361 N. Elston Ave., 773-478-4000

5959 N. Broadway, 773-897-9165

177 N. Ada St., 773-913-3774

2800 W. Logan Blvd., 872-315-3947

565 W. Randolph St., 312-466-1950

4825 N. Western Ave., 773.754.7660

    Date night under $50: What to order at some of Chicago's best restaurants
    No one wants to be thought of as a cheap date, but everyone loves a deal. In the age of dating apps, this is more important than ever. Due to the proliferation of misrepresentative selfies or inflated Tinder profiles, you're likely destined for a lot of mediocre first dates.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • Gil, please realize that the cost the customer pays is not only paying for the restaurant to buy the food, but also the wages, the rent, and everything else. Things are more expensive nowadays.

  • wages? chicago does not provide servers with living wages, nor do the restaurants, when they beg for tips.

2 days ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Eugene Field(house) River Dumping

Hi Albany Park Neighbors,
On more than one occasion I have seen someone dump plastic bags with animal parts into the bridge passing over the river here. They simply get out of their GMC walk to the river bridge and throw in a bag of animal parts. This also has happened at Central Park. Has anyone else witnessed this and has anyone got a license plate number? I'm hoping to take information to the Alderman. Thanks for your help!

  • What they're doing is gross & wrong on many levels (what type of animal parts and obtained how, etc...?). Hope you can collect enough info to have them caught and stopped.

  • future alderman future alderman

    i would call 311 today and the alderman tomorrow

  • lin ravenswood downsizer

    Call 911. That is a crime to dump, anything, in the river.

3 days ago

Pulaski Entrance Closed

For connections with the #53 Pulaski bus, board/exit buses at the corner of Pulaski and Irving Park Road, located 1.5-blocks east of the Irving Park Road station entrances. #N53 Pulaski [owl...

    Pulaski Entrance Closed
    The Irving Park Blue Line station's auxiliary entrance/exit on the east and west sides of Pulaski road will be temporarily closed so crews can remove the decommissioned escalator and replace it with stairs. The stairs are expected to be completed by mid-August. The stairs will be installed temporarily while the CTA pursues funding for a new escalator.
    http://ward45.org

3 days ago

July 13, 2018 Update

For connections with the #53 Pulaski bus, board/exit buses at the corner of Pulaski and Irving Park road, located 1.5-blocks east of the Irving Park Road station entrances. #N53 Pulaski...

The event will take place on Saturday, August 4, from 1-5 pm in the parking lot at St. Viator Church, located at 3644 N. Kedvale. Tickets start at $60 and can be purchased online.

Join the community on Saturday, August 4, from 3-7 pm at Keeler Gardens, 3631 N. Keeler, for an afternoon filled with pollinators, the plants that support them, and highlights of upcoming...

Fri., July 20, Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield. The Independence Park Advisory Council hosts Jumanji as a part of the Movies in the Parks series. Gather your friends, family, snacks, and blankets and enjoy this free family-friendly movie. Free.

Mon., July 23, 5 pm, Gidley Management Group, 4210 W. Irving Park. Old Irving Park and Independence Park area businesses are invited to attend an Old Irving Park Chamber of Commerce Steering Committee Meeting. For more information or to RSVP, call 312-750-1200 or email organizers. Free.

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Meet at the Jefferson Park fieldhouse, 4822 N. Milwaukee, at 9 am and then head off to three northwest side taco joints. Make sure to bring some money for lunch, a bike lock, and a hungry appetite!

On the heels of Fischmans Public House, 4060 N. Milwaukee, grand opening, three new businesses announced that they will open their doors in the Six Corners business district.

Junebug Cafe, 4944 W. Irving Park, will expand the culinary options available on the far northwest side. From meat pies to beignets, they will bring you all of your favorite Louisianan dishes. Make sure to follow them on Facebook for more updates on their opening date.

The Art House Gallery, 4910 W. Irving Park, recently relocated to Six Corners from Albany Park. On July 28, they will host a...

Concordia Day, 3696 N. Milwaukee, is an early learning center for infants through 5 years old. They offer individualized care...

The workshop will take place on Monday, July 16, from 10 am to 4 pm in the annex space at the Copernicus Center, 5214 W. Lawrence.

Rosedale Park, 6312 W. Rosedale, will host a Dog Pool Party on Saturday, July 28, from 10-11:30 am.

The free adoption event runs through July 31. They are open for adoptions from noon to 6 pm daily and they’re located at 2741 S. Western. Free parking is available.

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.

Fri., July 13, 6-8 pm, Athletic Field Park, 3546 W. Addison. Professional dancers present a family-friendly concert of modern, jazz, and contemporary dance styles and showcase local youth dance programs duringDance in the Parks. Free.

Fri., July 13, dusk, Gladstone Park, 5421 N. Menard. Gladstone Park hosts Despicable Me 3 as a part of the Movies in the Parks series. Gather your friends, family, snacks, and blankets and enjoy this free family-friendly movie. Free.

Sun., July 15, 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, specialty items, prepared foods, and more...

Tue., July 17, 6:30 pm, Eden United Church of Christ, 5051 W. Gunnison. Learn about Americans’ financial challenges and enjoy a light dinner during the documentary showing of...

Wed., July 18, 7 pm, 16th District Police Station, Community Room, 5151 N. Milwaukee. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1623 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 45th Ward map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

Wed., July 18, 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 the 45th Ward map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Thur., July 19, 9 am-4 pm, Navy Pier, Festival Hall B, 600 E. Grand. The Mayor’s Office for Person’s with Disabilities (MOPD) is hosting an Access Chicago exposition. Register & more info: online. Free.

Thur., July 19, 2-4 pm, Jefferson Park Branch Library, 5363 W. Lawrence. Children ages 5 and up are invited to construct with LEGO, play Giant Word Winder, or enjoy a board game with family and friends at the library’s Let’s Play event. This program is offered every Thursday through August 30. Free.

Sun., July 22, 9:30 am-1:30 pm, Jefferson Memorial Park, 4822 N. Long. Support your favorite vendors and purchase locally grown food at the Jefferson Park Sunday Market...

Wed., July 25, 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 Association...

Wed., July 25, dusk, Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn. Kilbourn Park hosts Mi Mundial as a part of the Movies in the Parks series. Gather your friends, family, snacks, and blankets and enjoy this free family-friendly movie. This movie is in Spanish but will have English subtitles. Free.

Sat., July 28, 1 pm, Habetler Bowl, 5250 N. Northwest Highway. Are you looking for a fun, new hobby? Or interested in picking up an old...

Tue., July 31, 7 pm, Pasta D’Arte, 6311 N. Milwaukee. Meet neighbors and get involved in your community during the Gladstone Park Neighborhood Association monthly meeting. More info: online. Free.

    July 13, 2018 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Bike 45 is back and they're planning their first outing on Sunday, July 15. Meet at the Jefferson Park fieldhouse, 4822 N. Milwaukee, at 9 am and then head off to three northwest side taco joints. Make sure to bring some money for lunch, a bike lock, and a hungry appetite!
    http://ward45.org

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4 days ago

Date night under $50: What to order at some of Chicago's best restaurants

3800 N. Pulaski Road, 773-545-7427

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Peanut butter y lengua at Mi Tocaya Antojeria at 2800 W. Logan Blvd. Opened by well known chef Diana Davila. Thursday April 20, 2017. (Phil Velasquez/ Chicago Tribune)

800 W. Randolph St., 312-929-4580

5347 N. Clark St., 773.275.5725

857 W. Fulton Market, 312-902-3825

3209 W. Armitage Ave., 773-252-0997

3361 N. Elston Ave., 773-478-4000

5959 N. Broadway, 773-897-9165

177 N. Ada St., 773-913-3774

565 W. Randolph St., 312-466-1950

4825 N. Western Ave., 773.754.7660

    Date night under $50: What to order at some of Chicago's best restaurants
    No one wants to be thought of as a cheap date, but everyone loves a deal. In the age of dating apps, this is more important than ever. Due to the proliferation of misrepresentative selfies or inflated Tinder profiles, you're likely destined for a lot of mediocre first dates.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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Jun 05

Updated 6 days ago

Found parakeet

Did anyone lose a parakeet near Drake and Sunnyside in Albany Park?

  • Hello, are you sure it is a parakeet? I see a lot of miss labeled birds on sites.

Jun 26

Updated Jul 09

(Presumed) dog walker abusing dog @ Oakley/Addison

This is a copy/paste from Facebook as many have asked that I post this here.

Hi All -
I am desperately trying to get this info out!

Last Tuesday (the 19th) around 1pm I witnessed what looked to be animal abuse in the area by (what I think) a dog walker. I love dogs, especially Golden Retrievers so this was definitely unsettling. As I look back, I definitely should have called 311 or atleast said something but did not want...

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This is a copy/paste from Facebook as many have asked that I post this here.

Hi All -
I am desperately trying to get this info out!

Last Tuesday (the 19th) around 1pm I witnessed what looked to be animal abuse in the area by (what I think) a dog walker. I love dogs, especially Golden Retrievers so this was definitely unsettling. As I look back, I definitely should have called 311 or atleast said something but did not want to cause any more issues.

This happened at the corner of Oakley & Addison. The (presumed) walker came down Oakley towards Addison, away from Waveland, at this point the dog laid down and the walker kicked it a few times. The dog then got up and they crossed over Oakley where the dog laid down again and the walker continued to kick the dog. They then walked down Oakley towards the school/Waveland.

I tried to follow them in hopes of seeing where the dog went to stop by later and inform the owner but unfortunately ran out of space/time and had to get to work.

If you know this dog or the owner, I strongly suggest showing them this video so this doesn’t happen again.

Link to original Facebook post with video here:
https://www.facebook.com/100026762392265/posts/125980974970648/

    John Paul
    Hi All - I am desperately trying to get this info out! Last Tuesday (the 19th) around 1pm I witnessed what looked to be animal abuse in the area by (what I think) a dog walker. I love dogs,...
    http://www.facebook.com
  • Okay moderator. I'll respectfully create a fake account so that I can go and bother people about real issues. How about this I'll trade you. Kick me off and kick that person off. Take the time take one minute and go back and read and you'll see that this is...

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    Okay moderator. I'll respectfully create a fake account so that I can go and bother people about real issues. How about this I'll trade you. Kick me off and kick that person off. Take the time take one minute and go back and read and you'll see that this is a fake profile. Go look at what else they post they're always bothering somebody. I can exit stage left from a forum. doesn't bother me. I'm too busy for this. I thought this was a very good resource for the community. Take it away Tim it's all yours.

  • Tim

    Again, I'm sorry if my words bother you Christina. I'm trying to offer my opinions and suggestions and your words continue to be confusing and full of anger, and I'm not sure why. I think we have come to some good constructive conclusions on this forum.

Jul 04

Updated Jul 09

Dentist

Looking for a Honest Dentist who doesn't try to up sell you on unnecessary dental work. Have one now but in the burbs and always hard to get in for a cleaning. the last one or 2 or 3 I saw in Chicago told me I needed all this work done but it was not true. About 8yrs ago one told me I needed a crown, they kept calling asking when I was going to schedule to do this. Needless to say I never needed a crown.
Thank you!

  • Careyann Old Irving resident

    Dr Marianne Schaefer at 4801 W Peterson Ave Chicago. 773-777-8300. She's a regular gal who puts the patient before her paycheck. She gives the best painless cleanings and has never given me bad advice or tried to make me buy services I don't need.

  • Handyman Rich Fixing, Building, Taking Things Apart = Enjoyment

    We like dr. Susan Psicos on Central and Henderson.
    Great manner, firm but gentle touch, and very experienced.
    773 725-5600

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July 6, 2018 Update

Sun., July 8, 9 am-1 pm, Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield. The 14th year of the Michelin Guide-recommendedIndependence Park Farmers Marketcontinues twice a month through...

Mon., July 23, 5 pm, Gidley Management Group, 4210 W. Irving Park. Old Irving Park and Independence Park area businesses are invited to attend an Old Irving Park Chamber of Commerce Steering Committee Meeting. For more information or to RSVP, call 312-750-1200 or email organizers. Free.

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Swing by the Jefferson Park Branch Library, 5363 W. Lawrence, between 2-4 pm on Saturday, July 7, to enjoy this collaborative endeavor of creativity and innovation.

After two years of intense renovations to the building at 4060 N. Milwaukee, Fischman Public House finally opened its doors on Thursday.

The workshop will take place on Monday, July 16, from 10 am to 4 pm in the annex space at the Copernicus Center, 5214 W. Lawrence.

Meet at the Jefferson Park fieldhouse, 4822 N. Milwaukee, at 9 am and then head off to three northwest side taco joints. Make sure to bring some money for lunch, a bike lock, and a hungry appetite!

Rosedale Park, 6312 W. Rosedale, will host a Dog Pool Party on Saturday, July 28, from 10-11:30 am.

The free adoption event runs through July 31. They are open for adoptions from noon to 6 pm daily and they’re located at 2741 S. Western. Free parking is available.

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.

Fri., July 6, 6:30-8:30 pm, Dunham Park, 4638 N. Melvina. Come and create images in light on a giant, light up screen based on the much-loved vintage game during PLAY BIG…with Light! Fun for all ages! Free.

Sun., July 8, 9:30 am-1:30 pm,Jefferson Memorial Park, 4822 N. Long.Support your favorite vendors and purchase locally grown food at the Jefferson Park Sunday Market...

Tue., July 10, 7 pm,Oriole Park, 5430 N. Olcott. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1613 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 45th Ward map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

Tue., July 10, 7 pm,Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn.Learn what you can do about crime during the1731 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 45th Ward map. More info: 312-742-4588.Free.

Wed., July 11, 7 pm, Athletic Field Park, 3546 W. Addison. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1732-1733 beat meeting. Find your beat at the45th Ward map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free. 

Fri., July 13, dusk,Gladstone Park, 5421 N. Menard.Gladstone Park hosts Despicable Me 3 as a part of the Movies in the Parks series. Gather your friends, family, snacks, and blankets and enjoy this free family-friendly movie.Free.

Sun., July 15, 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, specialty items, prepared foods, and more...

Wed., July 18, 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 the 45th Ward map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Thur., July 19, 9 am-4 pm, Navy Pier, Festival Hall B, 600 E. Grand. The Mayor’s Office for Person’s with Disabilities (MOPD) is hosting anAccess Chicagoexposition. Register & more info: online. Free.

Wed., July 25, 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., July 28, 1 pm,Habetler Bowl, 5250 N. Northwest Highway. Are you looking for a fun, new hobby? Or interested in picking up an old...

Tue., July 31, 7 pm,Pasta D’Arte, 6311 N. Milwaukee.Meet neighbors and get involved in your community during theGladstone Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting. More info: online.Free.

    July 6, 2018 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Pan y Rosas Discos continues their partnership with the Jefferson Park Branch Library to provide innovative and experimental music concerts with their Library Experimental series. Saturday's performance features Christopher Riggs, Will Soderberg, and Enid Smith. Swing by the Jefferson Park Branch Library, 5363 W.
    http://ward45.org

Jul 05

Witnessed Shots Fired on Belle Plaine and Troy 7/5 at 4:30 pm

I was walking my dog south on Troy and standing at the intersection of Belle Plaine and Troy when I heard what I thought was fireworks up the street. Soon after a sedan (I think dark green) came speeding down the street and flew through the 4 way intersection. A man was in the front seat and a young child in the back. A few seconds later a black sedan came speeding down the through the intersection in hot pursuit...

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I was walking my dog south on Troy and standing at the intersection of Belle Plaine and Troy when I heard what I thought was fireworks up the street. Soon after a sedan (I think dark green) came speeding down the street and flew through the 4 way intersection. A man was in the front seat and a young child in the back. A few seconds later a black sedan came speeding down the through the intersection in hot pursuit of the first car. A young (teenage I am estimating) boy was standing up in the back with this torso out of the sunroof shooting at the car ahead of them. I witnessed about 6+ shots fired. Both cars turned onto Irving Park from Troy. I called the police and gave them the pertinent details I was able to witness. I wanted to post this to encourage others to be safe and on alert for gun related activity in the neighborhood. I am upset I was not able to get the license plate.

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Oct 03

Updated Jul 03

Cook County Towing/Avondale Collision - Open Meeting at City Hall

Neighbors - we've all complained now we must insist the City follow through! Please attend an open meeting at City Hall, 121 N LaSalle, room 805 on Thurs, Oct 5, 10 AM.

The purpose of this meeting is to address the numerous complaints of reckless driving, aggressive behavior, noise at all hours of the day and night, misuse of the lot at Keeler & Milwaukee in accordance with zoning, and overall "junkyard" state of the property occupied by these businesses.

Please attend. Please bring your neighbors. Please call the alderman's office, and more importantly 911 when you see issues happening in real time.

We deserve respectful neighbors in our community and these businesses are infringing on our safety.

  • To address the concerns and take steps towards being better neighbors, AC was advised that they needed to operate inside the scope of their business license. Their working hours should not go past 6 p.m. They should provide their contract with CCT for review. They are only permitted 15 (possibly...

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    To address the concerns and take steps towards being better neighbors, AC was advised that they needed to operate inside the scope of their business license. Their working hours should not go past 6 p.m. They should provide their contract with CCT for review. They are only permitted 15 (possibly 16) spaces on their Milwaukee-facing lot. They should not load out or receive any cars on the Keeler side. Drops on the Milwaukee side must be on the property (street drops not allowed). Signage was required (and subsequently displayed) pertaining to driving cautiously and being quiet. Vendors are to use the Milwaukee-side entrance only to conduct business.

    Per the owner of Avondale Collision, they used to but do not currently have a contract with Cook County Towing.

    I call all this non-progress because the last meeting with Chicago Business Affairs and Consumer Protection it was deemed that AC provided all documentation and signage to maintain their business and continue to operate at Milwaukee and Keeler, and since then we've seen the number of cars in the lot continue to grow again, CCT continue to drop off cars after 6pm + AC being open beyond 6pm. The only "win" I've witnessed is that the CCT are less likely to idle next to my home, but, from the comments here and recent comments on Facebook, it sounds like they have just found new spots to and neighbors to disturb. Please keep calling 911 to report reckless driving, please keep telling the Aldermans this is unacceptable behavior from a neighbor.

  • No contract with CCT...what a joke, I’m going to snap a photo every chance I see a cct truck dropping a car off

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Jun 27

Updated Jul 02

Chicago's taco game is strong: these 3 spots prove the taqueria, if nothing else, abides

4219 W. Irving Park

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3352 W. Foster 773-649-3114

2943 W. Irving Park

    Chicago's taco game is strong: these 3 spots prove the taqueria, if nothing else, abides
    There's been a lot of freakishness forced down our throats by the idiocracy in recent times, but amid it all you may still remember this whopper: "My culture is a very dominant culture, and it's imposing and it's causing problems. If you don't do something about it, you're going to have taco trucks on every corner."
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

  • Alex owner of el santo is awesome and has a great engery and it shows in his food.

  • I went to Chicago Taco Authority this weekend! It was delicious! The decor was so charming, and the food didn't disappoint.

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Jun 27

Updated Jul 01

Garage Break In

There was an attempt to break into our garage overnight. They tried to gain entry through the door yard side. They cracked the frame but did not get in, I’m assuming with a crowbar. I reached out to my direct neighbors on either side of our home and it looks like many garages were either attempted to get in and others were successful. This is in the 4100 block of Saint Louis Ave, the alley between Saint Louis and Drake. I filed a police report and the neighbors I spoke to did as well.

  • ward greenleaf Smokey and the Bandit, Hooper, Cannonball Run...

    I can help with security camera installs. I’ll Help you free of charge. The admiral knows how to reach me

  • LM

    Thank you for your help and vigilance, I have spoken to the Admiral and it seems that several neighbors will be installing lights and cameras. I just want people in our neighborhood to continue to be aware and communicate.

Jun 30

Loud bang- transformer?

Has anyone lost their electricity in Roscoe Village? Time frame for it coming back on?

Jun 30

Free Glucose Meter and Strips

Are there any Type 1 or Type 2 diabetics in need of a glucose meter and 500 strips? Another ridiculous Medicare regulation requires the provider to send these items along with Dexcom sensor supplies even though another brand is preferred. Medicare will not stop sending these supplies. I would like to pass them on since blood glucose testing is vital to good control. Call me 773-588-8872

Jun 28

Updated Jun 29

Trespasser in Neighbors Backyard at 3 am!

4200 n on Lawndale a man was rummaging through my neighbors stuff.
Appeared to be homeless pushing grocery cart.
Tall, black, 20s wearing blue hoodie.
Police were called and given details.

  • Thank you for keeping an eye out over the neighborhood and reporting.

Jun 27

Updated Jun 29

Gunshots

Any heard about 6 to 8 gunshots at around 830’s pm around whipple and Cullom. Police was around the are

  • Heather Albany Park resident, condo owner, cyclist

    I heard that too. Surprised it was on Whipple, which is a block away from me--it sounded like it was just around the corner.

  • Tim

    It's not a UFO sighting...it's gunshots.

Jun 27

Updated Jun 28

Keeping Disney II Kedvale Playlot Safe and Clean on July 4th

Dear Families and Community Members,

I hope you are enjoying your summer and have taken time to rest and relax.

To help prevent the large fireworks displays that have happened the past few years, we will be locking the gates to the parking lot and back entrance on July 3 and 4, however families may still access the playground through the playground entrance. In addition to these measures, we will have security and maintenance staff posted at our Kedvale location...

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Dear Families and Community Members,

I hope you are enjoying your summer and have taken time to rest and relax.

To help prevent the large fireworks displays that have happened the past few years, we will be locking the gates to the parking lot and back entrance on July 3 and 4, however families may still access the playground through the playground entrance. In addition to these measures, we will have security and maintenance staff posted at our Kedvale location to ensure trucks are not pulling up with large amounts of fireworks.

Disney II does not sanction fireworks displays in our field or play lot, so we ask that you call 911 if you see any fireworks displays being set up.

Sincerely,
Kathleen Speth
Principal, Disney II Magnet School

  • Yes, I will miss the drunk people setting off high-explosives and watching girls urinate in the doorways of the school.

  • They also have a 25 year tradition of leaving an absolute mess in the park: spent fireworks, empty beer bottles, have eaten food and plenty of general garbage. I won't miss the fireworks display at all, and either will my dog. Go someplace where it is done safely and legally.

Jun 24

Updated Jun 28

Editorial: Cigarettes. Drunken driving. Next: Guns?

To most people, a drunken driver is a public menace to be jailed, not a mistake-prone tippler to be tolerated. There’s a stigma attached to DUI and cigarette smoking. Americans resent the preventable deaths they cause. Will Americans now decide that minimizing gun deaths should come next?

Public attitudes can move swiftly when people get angry — and stay that way. When is the last time someone lit up in your presence? Most smokers don’t even ask anymore. They skulk...

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To most people, a drunken driver is a public menace to be jailed, not a mistake-prone tippler to be tolerated. There’s a stigma attached to DUI and cigarette smoking. Americans resent the preventable deaths they cause. Will Americans now decide that minimizing gun deaths should come next?

Public attitudes can move swiftly when people get angry — and stay that way. When is the last time someone lit up in your presence? Most smokers don’t even ask anymore. They skulk outside.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-cigarettes-drunk-driving-guns-20180620-story.html

Gun control activism is risk to bottom line, gun maker says

The maker of Smith & Wesson firearms said gun control activism poses a risk to its business, according to a company filing.

American Outdoor Brand Corp., which on Wednesday reported a 25 percent decline in fiscal fourth-quarter revenue compared with last year, listed the "actions of social activists" as a risk factor in its annual report.

Shares fell as much as 12 percent Thursday in New York, the most intraday in six months, and were down 4.6% to $12.62 at 12:13 p.m. Rival gunmaker Sturm Ruger & Co. fell 4.8 percent to $57.45.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-smith-wesson-gun-control-activism-20180621-story.html

    Cigarettes. Drunken driving. Next: Guns?
    One of the greatest public health triumphs of the last century impressively still gains momentum: Millions of Americans have quit smoking - and more will follow. Smoking among adults hit a record low in 2017 - to about 14 percent from nearly 16 percent a year earlier.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • Sorry, one of the highest gun violent city’s. I am not here to argue with anyone. I am just saying we have bigger issues to tackle then worrying about law abiding citizens. That’s all. Have a good week everyone.

  • To J Sebek, No, I will not stop worrying about the inner city. All that garbage is moving our way, slowly but surely. You can't just bury your head in the sand and pretend that it does not effect you.

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New to the neighborhood!

Is there an Old Irving Park Parents/Mom facebook page? We just moved to Old Irving Park from Lakeview for a little more space as we wait for our first little one. Being first time parents we were wondering if there was somewhere to find other parents, look for childcare, and stay in the know! Thanks so much.
Cynthia

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how much did you pay for your wall-mounted AC?

we're looking into getting one of those wall-mounted mitsubishi AC units for the balmy top level of our bungalow. does anyone else have one and, if so, how much did you pay for it? we got a quote yesterday of $5000 to install it, which seemed rather high. getting more estimates, but curious what your experience is. thanks!

  • Waveland_5400 Retired and loving it!

    $5000? It would be far cheaper to have a nice Polish contractor poke a hole in your wall for a through the wall air conditioner. It takes up no window space. We did this when we put our small dormer on the bungalow 12 years ago and never regretted it. They are a bit more expensive than the window units but nothing compared to what you're getting ready to put down.

  • kim helping beautify OIP one plant at a time

    thanks, everyone, for your input! very helpful. :)

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