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Mar 23

Updated 29 hours ago

SUV driving the wrong way on one-way street

I saw an SUV driving the wrong-way on W Bertreau Ave between N Keeler and N Kedvale. I've seen the same SUV earlier driving the wrong-way on W Belle Plaine Ave near N Keeler. I think this is very dangerous for other drivers and pedestrians, who are not expecting to encounter a vehicle driving the wrong way. I was not able to get the license plate number because it was driving reasonably fast.

Has anyone else seen this SUV?

  • Wicked Fast BMW Average Chicagoan who loves her city

    What KIND of SUV? What marquis, what color?
    I live right there and have two SUVs and it wasn’t either of us! One of my neighbors saw this and called me thinking it might have been me! I would NEVER! Last Summer someone in a small red something was coming the wrong way on Belle Plaine (I assume trying to get to the highway). I blocked them and refused to give way forcing them to back up and take Kedvale.

  • It was a silver SUV. Don't recall the make/model.
    Today I saw a blue Ford Focus going the wrong way in the exact same location.

5 days ago

Updated 45 hours ago

  • CJC Homeowner since 2000

    How about doing some fund raising?

  • Botkin Kinch: the knife-blade

    This is fundraising.

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

    CJC - perhaps you could volunteer to teach the school / parents how to fundraise or write grant proposals

Apr 17

Updated 2 days ago

Car wheels stolen.

A Honda Accord had its car wheels stolen on Keeler Ave. Probably happened last night. A resident mentioned that this was the sixth time she had seen this happend while walking he dog.

  • Saw a Honda propped up with wooden blocks this morning on Karlov by Eddy.

  • Weebis Politically Incorrect Thought Criminal

    But the msm tells us that "crime is down." They wouldn't lie to us, right. Sarcasm off.

2 days ago

April 20, 2018 Update

...under the Irving Park Blue Line viaduct are meeting in the Potbelly’s parking lot, 4185 W. Irving Park, at 10 am...

Hands to Help Ministries is hosting their annual Trivia Night fundraiser on Saturday, April 28, at 7:00 pm in the gym at Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4057 N. Harding.

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...in focusing on Avondale between Lawrence and Laramie are meeting at the old firehouse on Lipps and Ainslie at 10 am. Volunteers interested in working on Avondale between Pulaski and Irving Park and...

You may recall that in 2015, the city attempted to permanently close the intersection of Lamon and Wilson to all vehicle traffic without having any conversation with my office or the community. After I halted construction with my vehicle, they agreed to work through this issue with us.

The meeting will be 6:30 pm Wednesday, May 2, at the Copernicus Center Annex, 5214 W. Lawrence.

The 5300-block of West Windsor at 9:45 pm April 11;

The 5000-block of West Grace at 8:55 pm April 12; and

The 6000-block of West Grace at 9:30 am April 13.

Peoples Gas Testing on Mulligan and Avondale

Starting in May, Suneys will begin to install a fiber optic conduit at the intersection of Byron and Cicero.

You can help prevent identity theft by bringing these documents to the Hoyne Bank parking lot, located at 4729 N. Milwaukee (on the corner of Milwaukee and Giddings), on Saturday, May 12, between 10 am and 1 pm.

You can help prevent identity theft by bringing these documents to the Hoyne Bank parking lot, located at 4729 N. Milwaukee (on the corner of Milwaukee and Giddings), on Saturday, May 12, between 10 am and 1 pm.

Donations can be dropped off or shipped to: Disney II Magnet High School, c/o Kelly Novac, 3900 N. Lawndale, Chicago, IL, 60618.

The show will run through June 3 at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee. Tickets cost $12 to $17.50 and are available to purchase online online. Consider purchasing a two show package to save 25%.

Many celebrate Earth Day as a time of service in the community with cleaning, planting, and educational events. Keeler Gardens, 3631 N. Keeler, would like to invite you to connect with nature after your day of service.

Beaubien Elementary is hosting its annual Spring Fling fundraiser on Saturday, April 28, from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm at Biagio’s, 4242 N. Central.

During the month of April, the 16th District Police Station, 5151 N. Milwaukee, will be collecting diaper wipes, diapers, new socks, new underwear and new pajamas.

Sat., Apr 21, 10 am-1 pm, Schurz High School, 3601 N. Milwaukee.Hundres of gently used books will be for sale or for free during theSchurz Used Book Sale & Giveaway.Costs vary depending on purchases. 

Sat., Apr 21, 2 pm, Portage-Cragin Branch, 5108 W. Belmont.Join in for a spirited Sing-A-Long. Old Town School of Folk Music teaching artist Mary Peterson and Linda Smith will take participants on a journey of tunes. Free.

Sat., Apr 21, 4:30 pm, Handzel Center Gym, 5864 W. Ainslie. St. Constance School hosts a Taste of Poland Diner Dance fundraiser. There will be a...

Sun., Apr 22, 11:30 am-2 pm,St. Viator School, 4140 W. Addison.Join St. Viator for a day to celebrate their students’ artistic and academic achievements for...

Tue., Apr 24- 6-8 pm, Eden United Church of Christ, 5051 W. Gunnison. Eden United hosts aFaith and Health Community of Practice. This is a gather for leaders...

Tue., Apr 24, 7 pm, Pasta D’Arte, 6311 N. Milwaukee. Meet neighbors and get involved in your community during theGladstone Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting.Free.

Wed., Apr 25, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005.The senior enrichment seminar series hosts a Financial Literacy: Managing and Protecting Your Assets seminar. RSVP: 312-603-9233. Free. 

Wed., Apr 25, 7 pm,Congregational Church of Jefferson Park, Basement Auditorium, 5320 W. Giddings.Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during theJefferson Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting...

Wed., Apr 25, 7 pm, Portage Park Senior Center, 4100 N. Long.Learn what you can do about crime during the1624 beat meeting. Find your beat at the45th ward map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

Thur., Apr 26, 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.

Thur., Apr 26, 7 pm, NEIU Campus, BBH Room 102, 5500 N. St. Louis. Jeff Skrentny of the Labagh Restoration Leadership Team shares our local natural history from Native...

Sat., Apr 28, 9:30 am, Austin Irving Library, 6100 W. Irving Park. A guest speaker from Proven Winners will attend thePortage Park Garden Club meeting. Seed exchange and discussion to follow speaker. More info: email organizers. Free.

Wed., May 2, 5:30-7 pm, The Michael and Karyn Lutz Center, 3435 N. Cicero.Experience lively performances from the Latin Dance teens group and beautiful vocals of Upbeat Music & Arts teens. Artwork, presentations, and delicious food also available at theSpring 2018 Salon. Free.

Wed., May 2, 6:30-8 pm,Albany Park Community Center, 5101 N. Kimball. Learn about resources available in your neighborhood, prevention tips, and how to work together to make a safer neighborhood during theHispanic Outreach Beat Meeting. Presentation in Spanish. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

    April 20, 2018 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Join your neighbors for Chicago's annual citywide Clean and Green Day of Service at 10 am this Saturday, April 21. This is a great opportunity for individuals and community groups to pitch in to help beautify our neighborhoods.
    http://ward45.org

2 days ago

Got Economic Development? We do. North Branch Trail Alliance 2018 Ride Planning Meeting #ChiNBT

Greetings My Neighbors!

You are needed to help plan our North Branch Trail Alliance (NBTA) 2018 rides. We'll meet at the Skokie Library (5215 W. Oakton) on Saturday, April 28 from 3:30-5 PM. NBTA is a citizen-led initiative that needs you and your ideas to bring some good old fashioned economic development to our communities! NBTA connects riders with local businesses and local businesses with riders. They go much better together.

We will be working mostly on our first ride...

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Greetings My Neighbors!

You are needed to help plan our North Branch Trail Alliance (NBTA) 2018 rides. We'll meet at the Skokie Library (5215 W. Oakton) on Saturday, April 28 from 3:30-5 PM. NBTA is a citizen-led initiative that needs you and your ideas to bring some good old fashioned economic development to our communities! NBTA connects riders with local businesses and local businesses with riders. They go much better together.

We will be working mostly on our first ride of 2018 on May 19 - our Northwest Area Icon Ride. What iconic NW area businesses do you think we should have as NBTA Partners for our kick-off ride of 2018? Join us and make your voice heard.

For more information contact jac.charlier@gmail.com or northbranchtrailalliance@gmail.com.

Here's the meeting notice on EB: https://chicago.everyblock.com/neighbor-events/apr28-north-branch-trail-alliance-2018-ride-planning-meeting-8606848/

No need to RSVP for the meeting. Just show up. More about NBTA on our website at www.northbranchtrailalliance.org.

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May 04 2016

Updated 2 days ago

Cleaning services

I have an excellent, very detail oriented cleaning lady and she is looking for additional work. Please send me a private message if you are interested in hiring her.

  • I know this was posted 2 years ago, but I am looking for someone to clean our house in Albany Park. Is Lena still looking for additional work?

  • Lena is great and I belive taking new clients. She has other girls working for her as well - she will set you up with someone!

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

  • Dancing Around the World

    Ms. Schroeder is asking for $446.35:
    My students need props for our schools annual international fest. They will use these props for dance performances.
    Belding Elementary School
  • CJC Homeowner since 2000

    What, you have about 30 kids in your class? The parents can't afford a lousy $15 each? C'mon man, this is nuts. What ever happened to investing in your child and his/her school instead of asking for handouts?

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4 days ago

Earth Day Fest at Kilbourn Park this Sunday, April 22nd • 10am-Noon • FREE TO ATTEND!

Join us for Earth Day Fest at Kilbourn Park on Sunday, April 22, 2018 • 10:00am – Noon at the Kilbourn Park Greenhouse and Gardens. It's a free to attend celebration of the Earth! For the Kids: Fun with Natural Materials, Planting of Prairie Seeds & Plants, and Park Litter Clean-up. For the Adults: Soil Remediation and Tips from speaker Dr. Israel "The Soil Scientist" 11:00am, and Park Litter Clean-up. Presented by The Chicago Park District and co-sponsored by Friends of Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse and The Kilboun Park Advisory Council.

SEE THE ATTACHED FLYER FOR MORE INFO...

5 days ago

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6 days ago

Flying the Flag at Half-Staff for the Passing of Barbara Bush

Greetings Neighbors,

Flags are to be flown at half-staff as indicated below until sunset on Saturday, April 21. Unable to lower your flag? Attaching this black ribbon to the top of a U.S. flag is an acceptable alternative for flags that cannot be lowered to half-staff (see pic). Questions about flag etiquette? Please reach out Jac.Charlier@gmail.com.

On this solemn day, we mourn the loss of Barbara Bush, an outstanding and memorable woman of character. As a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother,...

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Greetings Neighbors,

Flags are to be flown at half-staff as indicated below until sunset on Saturday, April 21. Unable to lower your flag? Attaching this black ribbon to the top of a U.S. flag is an acceptable alternative for flags that cannot be lowered to half-staff (see pic). Questions about flag etiquette? Please reach out Jac.Charlier@gmail.com.

On this solemn day, we mourn the loss of Barbara Bush, an outstanding and memorable woman of character. As a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, military spouse, and former First Lady, Mrs. Bush was an advocate of the American family. Mrs. Bush lived a life that reminds us always to cherish our relationships with friends, family, and all acquaintances. In the spirit of the memory of Mrs. Bush, may we always remember to be kind to one another and to put the care of others first.

As a mark of respect for the memory of Barbara Bush, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, on the day of interment. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same period at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

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

DONALD J. TRUMP

https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/president-donald-j-trump-flying-flag-half-staff-passing-barbara-bush/

    President Donald J. Trump on Flying the Flag at Half-Staff for the Passing of Barbara Bush
    On this solemn day, we mourn the loss of Barbara Bush, an outstanding and memorable woman of character. As a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, military spouse, and former First Lady, Mrs. Bush was an advocate of the American family. Mrs. Bush lived a life that reminds us always to cherish our relationships with friends, family, ...
    https://www.whitehouse.gov

Apr 18

Earth Day Fest at Kilbourn Park this Sunday • 10am-Noon • FREE TO ATTEND!

Join us for Earth Day Fest at Kilbourn Park on Sunday, April 22, 2018 • 10:00am – Noon at the Kilbourn Park Greenhouse and Gardens.

It's a free to attend celebration of the Earth! For the Kids: Fun with Natural Materials, Planting of Prairie Seeds & Plants, and Park Litter Clean-up. For the Adults: Soil Remediation and Tips from speaker Dr. Israel "The Soil Scientist" 11:00am, and Park Litter Clean-up. Presented by The Chicago Park District and co-sponsored by Friends of Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse and The Kilboun Park Advisory Council.

SEE THE ATTACHED FLYER FOR MORE INFO...

Apr 10

Updated Apr 18

New Zumba Class

Join Eva Zamorano for an hour of fun and exercise on Wednesdays at 5:30 pm at St. John's Episcopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner Ave (enter through green door on Byron). Class is only $5!

  • Priest at St. John's priest of St. John's Episcopal Church

    We apologize. Due to illness this class is cancelled during April. Please join us on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. beginning May 1.

Apr 17

Updated Apr 18

Focus on the Weber Spur Trail

UIC is conducting a survey to gather more information about the neighborhood climate around recreational areas that include forested green space, bike trails, and parks. These questions are related to opinions about alternative transportation, use of recreational space, and what changes you would like to see in your neighborhood.

https://uic.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0vwsMzgS95VytW5

Questions near the bottom specifically refer to the Weber Spur Trail and the more responses that are made the more interest in finishing the construction of this trail - 2.7 miles north the Devon Avenue

https://twitter.com/WeberSpurTrail

https://www.facebook.com/groups/WeberSpur/about/

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  • Bob, it is refreshing to see you focus on something other than guns for a change. So pleased was I that I even filled out the survey and I don;t generally do surveys. I even hate filling out warranty cards

Apr 18

  • Permit issued for signs

    INSTALLATION OF (1) SET OF INTERNALLY ILLUMINATED CHANNEL LETTERS TO BE MOUNTED TO THE NORTH BUILDING ELEVATION. SIGN TO READ LYFT.

    3976 N. Avondale Ave. Issued April 17, 2018 Comment
  • Permit issued for signs

    INSTALLATION OF (1) SET OF INTERNALLY ILLUMINATED CHANNEL LETTERS TO BE MOUNTED TO THE SOUTHEAST BUILDING ELEVATION. SIGN TO READ LYFT.

    3976 N. Avondale Ave. Issued April 17, 2018 Comment
  • Permit issued for signs

    INSTALLATION OF (1) SET OF INTERNALLY ILLUMINATED CHANNEL LETTERS TO BE MOUNTED TO THE WEST BUILDING ELEVATION. SIGN TO READ LYFT.

    3976 N. Avondale Ave. Issued April 17, 2018 Comment

Apr 15

Updated Apr 17

Dead Body Found Down the Block

A week ago today I was walking to the local grocery store near Belmont and Knox. As I approached the corner I noticed a news man taking video behind the senior center. My initial thought was that perhaps he was doing a story about the senior home. But when I returned from the store I noticed many more news reporters had joined the scene. At this point I questioned the first reporter I encountered. He mentioned that a dead man...

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A week ago today I was walking to the local grocery store near Belmont and Knox. As I approached the corner I noticed a news man taking video behind the senior center. My initial thought was that perhaps he was doing a story about the senior home. But when I returned from the store I noticed many more news reporters had joined the scene. At this point I questioned the first reporter I encountered. He mentioned that a dead man was found in the alley shot to death. Which that alone turned out be false to some extent. As I continued down the block I encountered another reporter at the other end of the alley off of Barry Ave. At this point I was a little more surprised because we was getting a lot closer to my residence. I said to him, "I hear it was fatal, any specifics as to what happened?" And he said that they found a man dead in the alley but no one knows what was the cause of death. He said he even walked the alley to see if he noticed a sign of the crime scene but could not pinpoint the spot where the body was found. There was no blood on the ground or anything, not even yellow tape. I mentioned that the prior reporter said it was a gun wound. And he said that no one really knows, that his report indicated that the man was beat to death and found a couple hours earlier lying in the alley.

The Tribune report:

https://www.google.com/amp/www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-man-found-dead-in-alley-040818-story,amp.html

That was it! I never heard an update. And this startles me to the core because my grandchildren and I live right down the street from this crime scene. For all I know we have a murderer on the lose in the neighborhood!

Does anyone know who to reach out to to find out more? I'm curious to know if they determined who the individual was? Cause of death? Was it a local resident? Was it gang related? Was it someone that may perhaps been murdered elsewhere and just dumped in the alley? So many questions are unanswered.

  • Yes, just as Bellhome says... go to your local police station or call them and tell them of your concern and questions. Each station has its own number.
    You never mentioned there were any cops around just reporters. (?!) were the police there when you approached each reporter you confronted?

  • Clef in Jeff Park, no now that you mention it I didn't see any officers around. Then again, the police were alerted to the body sometime around 7:30am and when I walked by it was already around 10:15am. I don't know if that was enough time for them to conduct their investigation though.

Apr 16

April 13, 2018 Update

Hands to Help Ministries is hosting their annual Trivia Night fundraiser on Saturday, April 28, at 7:00 pm in the gym at Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4057 N. Harding.

Sun., Apr 15, 3 pm, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner.Usher in spring with an afternoon of coffeehouse and salon music during Bach’s Coffee...

Wed., Apr 18, 4-7 pm, Irving Park YMCA, 4251 W. Irving Park.Bring in samples of soil and water to be tested for lead for free during...

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Bar crawlers will meet at Jefferson Inn, 4874 N. Milwaukee, at 2 pm, where they will then make their way through Jefferson Park, visiting a...

...of neighborhood bars along the way. The pub crawl will end at Hops and Barley, 4359 N. Milwaukee. Crawlers will spend approximately one hour at each bar before moving on to the next...

The show will run through June 3 at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee. Tickets cost $12 to $17.50 and are available to purchase online online. Consider purchasing a two show package to save 25%.

16th District Police are hosting a seminar entitled Keeping Your Child Safe: A Conversation about Sexual Abuse and Internet Safety. The seminar is Tuesday, April 17, at 7 pm, at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence.

Many celebrate Earth Day as a time of service in the community with cleaning, planting, and educational events. Keeler Gardens, 3631 N. Keeler, would like to invite you to connect with nature after your day of service.

Beaubien Elementary is hosting its annual Spring Fling fundraiser on Saturday, April 28, from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm at Biagio’s, 4242 N. Central.

During the month of April, the 16th District Police Station, 5151 N. Milwaukee, will be collecting diaper wipes, diapers, new socks, new underwear and new pajamas.

Fri., Apr 13, 5:30 pm, Schurz High School, Auditorium, 3601 N. Milwaukee.Join family and friends to see the heartwarming movingWonder during Schurz’s Family Movie Night. Doors open at 5:30, show starts at 6. Admission is free, snacks and pizza for sale to benefit Schurz student clubs. 

Sat., Apr 14, 8 am-3 pm, St. John’s Lutheran, Gym, 4939 W. Montrose. Find great used items during St. John’s Lutheran’s Annual Rummage Sale. Donations will...

Sat., Apr 14, 11 am-12 pm,Portage-Cragin Branch, 5108 W. Belmont.Children up to age 12 are invited toSensory Story Time. Build literacy skills and engage your senses with books, song, and play. Designed to work for kids with special needs.Free.

Wed., Apr 18, 11 am-12 pm,Portage Park Satellite Senior Center, 4100 N. Long. Want to make Portage Park more age-friendly? If so, please join in learning how...

Wed., Apr 18, 7 pm, 17th District 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., Apr 19, 12-7 pm, Schurz High School, 3801 N. Milwaukee.Hundreds of gently used books will be for sale or for free during the Schurz Used Book Sale & Giveaway. Kids are also invited to come out for a story time with dogs from Safe Humane (time TBD). Costs vary depending on purchases. 

Thur., Apr 19, 1-4 pm, 17th District Police Station, Parking Lot, 4651 N. Pulaski. The 17th District Police Station is hosting a Shred-A-Thon. Bring old sensitive documents and help prevent identity theft. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Tue., Apr 24- 6-8 pm, Eden United Church of Christ, 5051 W. Gunnison. Eden United hosts aFaith and Health Community of Practice. This is a gather for leaders...

Tue., Apr 24, 7 pm, Pasta D’Arte, 6311 N. Milwaukee. Meet neighbors and get involved in your community during theGladstone Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting.Free.

Wed., Apr 25, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005.The senior enrichment seminar series hosts a Financial Literacy: Managing and Protecting Your Assets seminar. RSVP: 312-603-9233. Free. 

Wed., Apr 25, 7 pm,Congregational Church of Jefferson Park, Basement Auditorium, 5320 W. Giddings.Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during theJefferson Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting...

Wed., Apr 26, 7 pm, St. Bartholomew, Krueger Hall, 4910 W. Addison.Learn what you can do about crime during the1634 beat meeting. Find your beat at the45th ward map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

Sat., Apr 28, 9:30 am, Austin Irving Library, 6100 W. Irving Park. A guest speaker from Proven Winners will attend thePortage Park Garden Club meeting. Seed exchange and discussion to follow speaker. More info: email organizers. Free.

Sun., Apr 29, 10 am-2 pm,Copernicus Center, Annex Space, 5214 W. Lawrence. TheJefferson Park Sunday Markethosts their final winter market in the annex space at the Copernicus Center. There is even a cash bar to make your brunch a little more interesting.Cost of purchases.

    April 13, 2018 Update
    Dear Neighbor, The annual Forward March Pub Crawl is back, and this year it is even bigger and better. Strap on your walking shoes and pull up a bar stool while you socialize with neighbors, support local businesses, raise funds for a good cause, and celebrate spring.
    http://ward45.org

Apr 16

Apr 14

Lost dog

On March 25, 2018 we lost our dog. she is a 3 yrs Old Morkie. Tiny, Black, brown and gold long hair. Her puppies need her , she was still feeding them. If you have seen her please call us at 773-387-1250.Area of Belmont and Laverne.

Apr 12

Apr 09

Updated Apr 09

Scott Waguespack, City Council of Chicago add...

FREE Water & Soil Lead Testing Events coming up April 16-21. DePaul University's Masters of Public Health Program and the Department of Environmental Science and Studies are co-hosting Lead Health Fairs as a part of the YMCA's annual Healthy Kids Day events. At the fair, community members can bring in samples of their soil and water to be tested for lead for free and they will be entered to win a $50 gift card and a Pur Water Filtering Pitcher. Plus DePaul health educators and scientists will be on site to talk with community members about lead, their environment, and to pass out resources on how to control exposure to lead. Free sampling kits and directions on how to collect the samples will be available for pick up at the front desks of each YMCA hosting a lead health fair. Community members are also encouraged to follow the instructions attached below to collect their own samples if they are unable to make it to a YMCA to pick up a kit. At the Lead Health Fairs, community members can then bring in their soil and water samples to be tested on the spot by DePaul University scientists. The DIFFERENT locations and DIFFERENT times for the health fairs are below: Monday, April 16th - Rauner YMCA - 4-7pm (2700 S. Western) Wednesday, April 18th - Irving Park- 4-7pm (4251 W. Irving Pk) Wed, April 18th - McCormick YMCA 4-7pm (1834 N. Lawndale) Friday, April 20th - Lakeview 3-6pm (3333 N. Marshfield) Saturday, April 21st - South Side 9-12pm (6330 S. Stony Island) Saturday, April 21st - High Ridge 10-12pm (2424 W.Touhy) MORE DETAILS at https://mph345.wixsite.com/depaulmph/lead-health-fair


  • Here's a question for you Alderman. If lead is so bad for people, why does the city charge very high permit fees when you replace your lead service line? Shouldn't the city waive those fees? Seems that would be the moral thing to do.

Jun 16

Updated Apr 09

Jeff Park Affordable Housing Opponent John Garrido Caught Violating City Ethics Law

John Garrido (CPD Lt. John Garrido/Former losing 45th Ward aldermanic candidate John Garrido/Leading outspoken opponent of the Jefferson Park affordable housing project John Garrido/(Likely) fake EveryBlock name-user John Garrido) VIOLATED the city's Ethics ordinance, per a report released June 15,2017: See the list of names, John Garrido is number 28, on the list linked from this 6/15/17 City Press Release:
https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/ethics/provdrs/statements_of_financialinterests/news/2017/june/FIS-Viol-2017.html
"June 15, 2017
Employees and Officials Who Did Not Timely File Statements of Financial Interests

Employees and Officials who violated the Ethics Ordinance for failure to timely file 2017 Statements of Financial Interests"

    City of Chicago :: Employees and Officials Who Did Not Timely File Statements of Financial Interests
    Businesses & Professionals Artists & Entertainers Builders Caregivers Contractors Cultural Organizations Developers Educators Existing Businesses Food Service Establishments
    https://www.cityofchicago.org
  • Robert Rohdenburg Activist Citizen

    Also note: The opinion piece writer, Russ Stewart, fails to accurately inform his readers that the current altered proposal for the 5150 N.. Northwest Highway development is now 75 units and not the 100 units as was in the previously proposed version of the development. Russ Stewart seems to either...

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    Also note: The opinion piece writer, Russ Stewart, fails to accurately inform his readers that the current altered proposal for the 5150 N.. Northwest Highway development is now 75 units and not the 100 units as was in the previously proposed version of the development. Russ Stewart seems to either want to deceive his readers or seem ignorant of the changes in the new official proposal, posted on Ald. Arena;s website and previously reported by Nadig Newspapers on 2/6/18, SEE:http://nadignewspapers.com/2018/02/06/25-fewer-units-planned-for-northwest-hwy-project-but-still-7-stories/
    25 fewer units planned for Northwest Hwy project but still 7 stories
    And Curbed Chicago on 2/8./18, SEE: story:https://chicago.curbed.com/2018/2/8/16986216/jefferson-park-northwest-highway-development-update
    25 units cut from controversial Jefferson Park apartment plan
    The veteran-friendly project has endured considerable community backlash including short-lived lawsuit

    Opinion Piece writers should present current facts that support their case, not present outdated information that distorts the true current reality of what is currently being proposed

  • If the recent posts don't prove to us all that Robin Hood Rohdenburg is on Arena's payroll (albeit under the table to maintain his government handouts) than you are just not paying attention.

    Robin Hood, you have repeatedly asserted you are unemployable as you consistently exhibit on EB that you have marketable job skills. The ADA provides allowances to employers who hire those who are disabled. As I have stated before, I have worked with a blind man but Roibin Hood is "unemployable".

Apr 09

Apr 06

Updated Apr 08

Hit and run on long 3800

Anyone seeing the accident on long 3800 block black car running on rim 730 this morning during rush police followed rim track to grace and Laramie Must have garage. Right around there-right front end damage

  • PortageRules Love Portage Park!

    Long between Grace and Addison is nothing more than an express way between Central and Laramie. Most cars accelerate thru the "stop" signs with some passing cars while stopped. What is most surprising is that there isn't as many incidents as one would think given just how bad it is....

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    Long between Grace and Addison is nothing more than an express way between Central and Laramie. Most cars accelerate thru the "stop" signs with some passing cars while stopped. What is most surprising is that there isn't as many incidents as one would think given just how bad it is. It's just a matter of time until a small child gets nailed at one of these useless intersections. I'm not a round a bout person, but to see 9 out of 10 cars blow right thru these signs is shocking and something really needs to be done. Especially, given the proximity of Gray School = 2 blocks.

  • Can't agree with you more cars ignore all stop signs from Waveland to Irving.

Apr 02

Updated Apr 08

The 10 Hottest Restaurants in Chicago Right Now

4240 W. Irving Park Rd. Website Next

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    The 10 Hottest Restaurants in Chicago Right Now
    Chicago's most buzzed-about restaurants in April
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  • Mitsuwa in Arlington heights is also amazing. The ramen in their food court!

  • @Daniel D And there’s a Binnys next door 😉 kill two birds with one stone!

Apr 08

Apr 06

April 6, 2018 Update

Hands to Help Ministries is hosting their annual Trivia Night fundraiser on Saturday, April 28, at 7:00 pm in the gym at Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4057 N. Harding.

Mon., Apr 9, 7 pm, Eris Brewery & Cider House, 4240 W. Irving Park. Tour Eris Brewery followed by a few announcements and social time during the Old Irving Park Association meeting. More info: online. Cash Bar.

Sun., Apr 15, 3 pm, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner.Usher in spring with an afternoon of coffeehouse and salon music during Bach’s Coffee...

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The 5000-block of West Sunnyside at 4 am March 21;

The 4600-block of North Milwaukee between 11 pm March 20 and 5 am March 21

The 5000-block of West Windsor between 8:45 pm March 20 and 7 am March 21;

The 5900-block of North Austin at 4:40 am March 27;

The 5800-block of North Markham between 5 pm March 27 and 7 am March 28;

The 5500-block of North Marmora between 10 am March 27 and 9:30 am March 28;

The 4200-block of North Leclaire between March 28 and March 29; and

The 5200-block of West Windsor between March 28 and March 29.

During the month of April, the 16th District Police Station, 5151 N. Milwaukee, will be collecting diaper wipes, diapers, new socks, new underwear and new pajamas.

Olive’s Neighborhood Garden for the Hungry is hosting their annual fundraiser this Saturday, April 7, from 3 to 6 pm at Rabbit’s Bar & Grill, 4945 W. Foster. There will be raffles for items donated by local businesses, and a cash prize!

The morning of Saturday, April 7, at 9:30 am, volunteers will meet at Lydia Home, 4839 W. Irving Park, for coffee, donuts, and supplies. Volunteers are encouraged to wear old clothing that can get dirty and bring work gloves. Volunteers will work until roughly 12:30 pm.

Bar crawlers will meet at Jefferson Inn, 4874 N. Milwaukee, at 2 pm, where they will then make their way through Jefferson Park, visiting a...

...of neighborhood bars along the way. The pub crawl will end at Hops and Barley, 4359 N. Milwaukee. Crawlers will spend approximately one hour at each bar before moving on to the next...

16th District Police are hosting a seminar entitled Keeping Your Child Safe: A Conversation about Sexual Abuse and Internet Safety. The seminar is Tuesday, April 17, at 7 pm, at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence.

Many celebrate Earth Day as a time of service in the community with cleaning, planting, and educational events. Keeler Gardens, 3631 N. Keeler, would like to invite you to connect with nature after your day of service.

Beaubien Elementary is hosting its annual Spring Fling fundraiser on Saturday, April 28, from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm at Biagio’s, 4242 N. Central.

Classes meet every Tuesday from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Education and Training Division at 1300 W. Jackson. Participants are required to commit to attending at least 8 of the 10 sessions.

Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett

Mather’s – Portage Park, 3235 N. Central

Mathers – Norwood Park, 7134 W. Higgins

Wed., Apr 11, 7 pm, Dunham Park, 4638 N. Melvina. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1622 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 45th ward map. More info: 312-742-4521.Free.

Wed., Apr 11, 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.

Thur., Apr 12, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005.The senior enrichment seminar series hosts a Managing Evictions and Code Violations: Useful Tools. RSVP: 312-603-9233. Free.

Fri., Apr 13, 9:30 am-3:30 pm,Portage Park Senior Center, 4100 N. Long.Find great deals at the Portage Park Flea Market. Parking available at Berteau/Linder.Cost of purchases. 

Fri., Apr 13, 5:30 pm, Schurz High School, Auditorium, 3601 N. Milwaukee.Join family and friends to see the heartwarming movingWonder during Schurz’s Family Movie Night. Doors open at 5:30, show starts at 6. Admission is free, snacks and pizza for sale to benefit Schurz student clubs. 

Sat., Apr 14, 8 am-3 pm, St. John’s Lutheran, Gym, 4939 W. Montrose. Find great used items during St. John’s Lutheran’s Annual Rummage Sale. Donations will...

Sat., Apr 14, 11 am-12 pm,Portage-Cragin Branch, 5108 W. Belmont. Children up to age 12 are invited to Sensory Story Time. Build literacy skills and engage your senses with books, song, and play. Designed to work for kids with special needs.Free.

Wed., Apr 18, 7 pm, 17th District 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., Apr 19, 12-7 pm, Schurz High School, 3801 N. Milwaukee.Hundreds of gently used books will be for sale or for free during the Schurz Used Book Sale & Giveaway. Kids are also invited to come out for a story time with dogs from Safe Humane (time TBD). Costs vary depending on purchases. 

Thur., Apr 19, 1-4 pm, 17th District Police Station, Parking Lot, 4651 N. Pulaski. The 17th District Police Station is hosting a Shred-A-Thon. Bring old sensitive documents and help prevent identity theft. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Tue., Apr 24- 6-8 pm, Eden United Church of Christ, 5051 W. Gunnison. Eden United hosts aFaith and Health Community of Practice. This is a gather for leaders...

Tue., Apr 24, 7 pm, Pasta D’Arte, 6311 N. Milwaukee. Meet neighbors and get involved in your community during theGladstone Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting.Free.

Wed., Apr 25, 7 pm,Congregational Church of Jefferson Park, Basement Auditorium, 5320 W. Giddings.Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during theJefferson Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting...

Wed., Apr 26, 7 pm, St. Bartholomew, Krueger Hall, 4910 W. Addison.Learn what you can do about crime during the1634 beat meeting. Find your beat at the45th ward map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

Sat., Apr 28, 9:30 am, Austin Irving Library, 6100 W. Irving Park. A guest speaker from Proven Winners will attend thePortage Park Garden Club meeting. Seed exchange and discussion to follow speaker. More info: email organizers. Free.

Sun., Apr 29, 10 am-2 pm,Copernicus Center, Annex Space, 5214 W. Lawrence. TheJefferson Park Sunday Markethosts their final winter market in the annex space at the Copernicus Center. There is even a cash bar to make your brunch a little more interesting.Cost of purchases.

    April 6, 2018 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Please be advised that there will be no Ward Night on Tuesday, April 10. I apologize for any inconvenience. Please be aware that beginning this month, Department of Water Management crews will begin to install a new sewer main in West Balmoral from North Mobile to North Nashville, in North Neenah from West Balmoral to West Higgins, and in North Nashville from West Balmoral to 200-feet south.
    http://ward45.org

Apr 04

Updated Apr 06

Edgebrook Resident Mike Royko's April 5, 1968 Article on the Assassination of Dr. King (Post 2 of 2)

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And behind them were the subtle ones, those who never say anything bad but just nod when the bigot throws out his strong opinions.

He is actually the worst, the nodder is, because sometimes he believes differently but he says nothing. He doesn’t want to cause trouble. For Pete’s sake, don’t cause trouble!

So when his brother-in-law or his card-playing buddy from across the alley spews out the racial filth, he...

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*This Royko article is being done in two postings*

And behind them were the subtle ones, those who never say anything bad but just nod when the bigot throws out his strong opinions.

He is actually the worst, the nodder is, because sometimes he believes differently but he says nothing. He doesn’t want to cause trouble. For Pete’s sake, don’t cause trouble!

So when his brother-in-law or his card-playing buddy from across the alley spews out the racial filth, he nods.

Give some credit to the most subtle of the subtle. That distinction belongs to the FBI, now looking for King’s killer.

That agency took part in a mudslinging campaign against him that to this day demands an investigation.

The bullet that hit King came from all directions. Every two-bit politician or incompetent editorial writer found in him, not themselves, the cause of our racial problems.

It was almost ludicrous. The man came on the American scene preaching nonviolence from the first day he sat at the wrong end of a bus. He preached it in the North and was hit with rocks. He talked it the day he was murdered.

Hypocrites all over this country would kneel every Sunday morning and mouth messages to Jesus Christ. Then they would come out and tell each other, after reading the papers, that somebody should string up King, who was living Christianity like few Americans ever have.

Maybe it was the simplicity of his goal that confused people or the way he dramatized it.

He wanted only that black Americans have their constitutional rights, that they get an equal shot at this country’s benefits, the same thing we give to the last guy who jumped off the boat.

So we killed him. Just as we killed Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy. No other country kills so many of its best people.

Last Sunday night the President said he was quitting after this term. He said this country is so filled with hate it might help if he got out. Four days later we killed a Nobel Peace Prize winner.

  • I remember this day and the many others like it. Thank you for posting.

  • Thank you for posting. How sad that 50 years later we are still fighting the same hatred and bigotry.

Apr 04

Updated Apr 05

Edgebrook Resident Mike Royko's April 5, 1968 Article on the Assassination of Dr. King (Post 1 of 2)

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Greetings My Neighbors!

At 6:05 PM CST today on April 4, 1968 the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered (with a Remington rifle) by a white man who was a known criminal. You know the story of course, and that's important as it's our history. On this 50th Anniversary of the violent assassination of Dr. King, I share...

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Greetings My Neighbors!

At 6:05 PM CST today on April 4, 1968 the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered (with a Remington rifle) by a white man who was a known criminal. You know the story of course, and that's important as it's our history. On this 50th Anniversary of the violent assassination of Dr. King, I share with you the words of Edgebrook resident Mike Royko. He would publish this tomorrow, April 5, 1968.

Mike Royko: Millions in his Firing Squad
April 5, 1968

FBI agents are looking for the man who pulled the trigger and surely they will find him.

But it doesn’t matter if they do or they don’t. They can’t catch everybody, and Martin Luther King was executed by a firing squad that numbered in the millions.

They took part, from all over the country, pouring words of hate into the ear of the assassin.

The man with the gun did what he was told. Millions of bigots, subtle and obvious, put it in his hand and assured him he was doing the right thing.

It would be easy to point at the Southern redneck and say he did it. But what of the Northern disk-jockey-turned-commentator, with his slippery words of hate every morning?

What about the Northern mayor who steps all over every poverty program advancement, thinking only of political expediency, until riots fester, whites react with more hate and the gap between the races grows bigger?

Toss in the congressman with the stupid arguments against busing. And the pathetic women who turn out with eggs in their hands to throw at children.

Let us not forget the law-and-order type politicians who are in favor of arresting all Negro prostitutes in the vice districts. When you ask them to vote for laws that would eliminate some of the causes of prostitution, they babble like the bums they are.

Throw in a Steve Telow or two: the Eastern and Southern European immigrant or his kid who seems to be convinced that in 40 or 50 years he built this country. There was nothing here until he arrived, you see, so that gives him the right to pitch rocks when Martin Luther King walks down the street in his neighborhood.

  • Thank you Jac. A very timely post speaking truth to all of us.

Apr 03

Updated Apr 04

$7.00 Pet Microchipping at Pet Supplies Plus for a Limited Time

National Pet ID Week is in April. To celebrate, Pet Supplies Plus is offering microchipping for just $7 at VIP Petcare operated clinics at Pet Supplies Plus locations. Now through June 4, 2018, you can receive a voucher in-store with any purchase. A voucher is required.
Microchips from VIP Petcare include lifetime registration - no need to worry about extra fees or updating your address if you move. Their microchips also meet ISO requirements which means the chips can be scanned with any microchip scanner, even internationally.

  • That's great! Hope a lot of pet owners take advantage.

Apr 04

Apr 03

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