Feb 11

Updated 39 min ago

Dibs

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

  • Yea the city accounced they were going to clear out the dibs stuff. Saw it on the news.

  • Fisch Web Developer / Musician

    Thanks! Wish the alderman would have posted it or something as I don't watch local TV news. Oh well, 2 less lawn chairs in my life. Thanks again!

2 days ago

Updated 4 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.

  • PennyPenguin Chillin' out on EB

    Now there I have more of a problem parking lately.

  • Kapel Local Resident

    It can be tough to park by the Davis. I usually find parking near Wells Park. Great theater, similar to the Logan. Here's an event advertised for the Portage in April, so maybe it's not closing. But then again, this present management is notorious for advertising events that never happen.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/843719002472589/

18 hours ago

  • Classroom Supplies for Learning

    Ms. Abarca is asking for $159.36:
    My students need cleaning supplies and classroom supplies to be successful in the classroom.
    Portage Park Elementary School Comment

2 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

Free Ferrett Food

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

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

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

3 days ago

Updated 2 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.

4 days ago

Updated 2 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.

2 days ago

Jan 28

Updated 3 days ago

Meeting Feb. 7th on proposed gas station/7-Eleven on NW corner of Montrose & Austin

Ald. Sposato is holding a meeting on a development proposal for a gas station/7-Eleven on the northwest corner of Montrose & Austin.

  • I don't have a lot of time right now but want to respond re a couple of things. There is no franchisee attached to the project at this time, 7-11 reps said they only match a franchisee after they have approval for a site. The current owners of the Shell...

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    I don't have a lot of time right now but want to respond re a couple of things. There is no franchisee attached to the project at this time, 7-11 reps said they only match a franchisee after they have approval for a site. The current owners of the Shell were there and did not express any interest in being the franchisee and in fact were concerned about their current gas station's viability. They did not seem to think there is enough demand for gas there to support two gas stations. They did not express this explicitly, but the sum of their comments seemed to imply this.

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    Now you can have two empty corners instead of one, good idea. When is the next meeting.

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Park District

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

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

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

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Floor and backsplash tile

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

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

    Hello Emily,

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

  • Ruta Gardener/Animal Lover/Gadfly

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

5 days ago

February 9, 2018 Update

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

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Update on 5150 N. Northwest Highway

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Schurz High School boys’ basketball team has been invited to play at the United Center, 1901 W. Madison, at 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 10.

The event is on Saturday, February 10, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm in the recreation gym at the school, 4140 W. Addison. Tickets cost $25 per person and a table can seat up to 8. Registration forms are available at my website.

Students will meet in the community room at the 17th District Police Station, 4650 N. Pulaski, every Thursday from 4:00 to 5:00 pm.

Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett

Mather’s – Portage Park, 3235 N. Central

Mathers – Norwood Park, 7134 W. Higgins

Sat., Feb 10, 9:30 am, Austin-Irving Library, Community Room, 6100 W. Irving Park, 2nd Floor. Join fellow gardeners and neighbors for thePortage Park Garden Club’sfirst meeting of...

Sat., Feb 10, 5 pm, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner.Celebrate Darwin Day with a conversation about climate change and the future of our food supply. Speakers Dr. William Bromer and Vicki Westerhoff will be in attendance. More info: online.Free.

Sat., Feb 10, 7:30 pm, St. Robert Bellarmine School, Kernaghan Hall, 4646 N. Austin.Adults ages 21 and older are invited to St. Robert Bellarmine’sBingo Blast. 14 games...

Mon., Feb 12, 7 pm, Irving Park Baptist Church, Basement, 4401 W. Irving Park.Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during the Old Irving Park Association meeting. Free.

Tue., Feb 13, 6 pm, Eden United Church of Christ, 5051 W. Gunnison. Join Eden United for aMardi Gras Meal and MovieChocolat. Doors open at 6 pm. The...

Wed., Feb 14, 10:15-11 am,Jefferson Park Branch, 5363 W. Lawrence. Join in on the fun duringPreschool Story Time. Stories, rhymes, songs, STEAM activities, and crafts. 3-5 yeas old. More info: 312-744-1998. Free.

Wed., Feb 14, 1:15-2:15 pm, Portage-Cragin Branch, 5108 W. Belmont. The Portage-Cragin Branch hosts a three-week series of beginner classes focused around learning digital tools. This class will focus on Email Basics. Register: 312-744-0152. Free.

Wed., Feb 14, 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., Feb 14, 7 pm, Athletic 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., Feb 20, 6-7:30 pm, West Belmont Public Library, 3104 N. Narragansett. Are you planning a rehab project in your bungalow or vintage home? Come be inspired...

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

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

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

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

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

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

    February 9, 2018 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Please be advised that in observance of Lincoln's birthday, my office will be closed on Monday, February 12. It will re-open on Tuesday, February 13, at 9:00 am. I'm pleased to share an update on the development of 5150 N. Northwest Highway.
    http://ward45.org

5 days ago

Save the Date! WHAT: Portage Park Village me...

Save the Date! WHAT: Portage Park Village meeting about senior safety, combating isolation, and how to be a volunteer. WHEN: 2/21, 11am - 12:15pm WHERE: Portage Park Satellite Senior Center (4100 N Long.) Spread the word!

    Alderman Margaret Laurino, 39th Ward
    Save the Date! WHAT: Portage Park Village meeting about senior safety, combating isolation, and how to be a volunteer. WHEN: 2/21, 11am - 12:15pm WHERE: Portage Park Satellite Senior Center (4100 N...
    https://www.facebook.com

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Watch Battery Replacement in Portage Park

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

5 days ago

Valentine's Day

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

    Home page
    http://www.faf.ae

5 days ago

Feb 11

Updated 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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

Save the Date! WHAT: Portage Park Village me...

Save the Date! WHAT: Portage Park Village meeting about senior safety, combating isolation, and how to be a volunteer. WHEN: 2/21, 11am - 12:15pm WHERE: Portage Park Satellite Senior Center (4100 N Long.) Spread the word!

    Alderman Margaret Laurino, 39th Ward
    Save the Date! WHAT: Portage Park Village meeting about senior safety, combating isolation, and how to be a volunteer. WHEN: 2/21, 11am - 12:15pm WHERE: Portage Park Satellite Senior Center (4100 N...
    https://www.facebook.com

Feb 12

These nearby schools are looking for financial help on DonorsChoose.org:

  • A Chromebook and Tools for Successful Collaboration

    Ms. Abarca is asking for $351.48:
    My students need a Chromebook, mouse, dry erase markers, and dry erase dots to help them collaborate with each other when working in small groups.
    Portage Park Elementary School Comment
  • Supplies to Help Keep Us Busy and Working!

    Mrs. Ewalt is asking for $485.66:
    My students need supplies for our classroom since we are now halfway through the school year, and supplies are starting to run low, some break, and some run out and also storage containers as well.
    Portage Park Elementary School Comment

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

Save the Date! WHAT: Portage Park Village me...

Save the Date! WHAT: Portage Park Village meeting about senior safety, combating isolation, and how to be a volunteer. WHEN: 2/21, 11am - 12:15pm WHERE: Portage Park Satellite Senior Center (4100 N Long.) Spread the word!

    Alderman Margaret Laurino, 39th Ward
    Save the Date! WHAT: Portage Park Village meeting about senior safety, combating isolation, and how to be a volunteer. WHEN: 2/21, 11am - 12:15pm WHERE: Portage Park Satellite Senior Center (4100 N...
    https://www.facebook.com

Feb 07

  • Science Models Supplies and Storage

    Ms. Symon is asking for $389.87:
    My students need supplies and storage for modeling scientific phenomena. Creating visual representations of the information and processes they have learned, then presenting them to classmates allows students to deepen their understanding of these concepts.
    Portage Park Elementary School Comment

Feb 03

Updated Feb 06

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

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

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

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

  • Sue Portage Park-er

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

Feb 05

February 2, 2018 Update

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

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St. John’s Episcopal Church will host their annual Mardi Gras Party on Saturday, February 3, at 6:00 pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner.

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

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

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

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

The Schurz High School boys’ basketball team has been invited to play at the United Center, 1901 W. Madison, at 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 10.

The event is on Saturday, February 10, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm in the recreation gym at the school, 4140 W. Addison. Tickets cost $25 per person and a table can seat up to 8. Registration forms are available at my website.

Students will meet in the community room at the 17th District Police Station, 4650 N. Pulaski, every Thursday from 4:00 to 5:00 pm.

Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett

Mather’s – Portage Park, 3235 N. Central

Mathers – Norwood Park, 7134 W. Higgins

The Department of Procurement Services (DPS) is hosting a construction summit on Wednesday, February 7, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the JLM Center, 2622 W. Jackson.

Sat., Feb 3, 6-7:30 pm, North Park Nature Center, 5801 N. Pulaski.The Citizens Utility Board hosts a Home Energy Savings & Sustainability Workshop. Free.

Tue., Feb 6, 7 pm,Independence Park Bungalow, 3900 N. Hamlin.Join neighbors to learn how you can participate in supporting your neighborhood at the monthlyGIPNA Board Meeting. Free. 

Wed., Feb 7, 10:15-11 am,Jefferson Park Branch, 5363 W. Lawrence. Join in on the fun duringPreschool Story Time. Stories, rhymes, songs, STEAM activities, and crafts. 3-5 years old. More info: 312-744-1998. Free.

Wed., Feb 7, 1:15-2:15 pm,Portage-Cragin Branch, 5108 W. Belmont. The Portage-Cragin Branch hosts a three-week series of beginner classes focused around learning digital tools. This class will focus onUsing a Mouse and Keyboard. Register: 312-744-0152. Free.

Thur., Feb 8, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005.The senior enrichment seminar series hosts aNavigating Foreclosure: What Happens When You Get Served with Foreclosure Papers? seminar. RSVP: 312-603-9233. Free.

Sat., Feb 10, 9:30 am, Austin-Irving Library, Community Room, 6100 W. Irving Park, 2nd Floor. Join fellow gardeners and neighbors for thePortage Park Garden Club’sfirst meeting of...

Sat., Feb 10, 7:30 pm, St. Robert Bellarmine School, Kernaghan Hall, 4646 N. Austin.Adults ages 21 and older are invited to St. Robert Bellarmine’sBingo Blast. 14 games...

Mon., Feb 12, 7 pm, Irving Park Baptist Church, Basement, 4401 W. Irving Park.Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during the Old Irving Park Association meeting. Free.

Wed., Feb 14, 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., Feb 14, 7 pm, Athletic 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., Feb 22, 7 pm, St. Bartholomew, Krueger Hall, 4910 W. Addison.Learn what you can do about crime during the1634 beat meeting. Find your beat at the45th ward map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

Sun., Feb 25, 5-7 pm, Irving Park Lutheran Church, Gym, 4100 N. Harding. Support the local non-profit Carlson Community Services during aSoup & Bread Benefit. More info: online.Donations accepted.

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

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

    February 2, 2018 Update
    Dear Neighbor, St. John's Episcopal Church will host their annual Mardi Gras Party on Saturday, February 3, at 6:00 pm at St. John's Episcopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner. Just $30 will give you access to an evening full of delight. The Cajun Connoisseur will be dishing up Nor Orleans cuisine followed with festive music from Joe Lill.
    http://ward45.org

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 03

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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 29

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

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 26

January 26, 2018 Update

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

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Spend your Sunday in the annex space at the Copernicus Center, 5214 W. Lawrence, and support the Jefferson Park Sunday Market. There is even a cash bar to make those brunches a little more interesting this winter.

The incident occurred at about 4:30  pm when a child was walking home through the alley in the area of Lawndale and Grace. The man pictured above walked over to the child and showed her explicit pictures on his cell phone.

The 5600-block of North Meade between 4:00 pm and 8:30 pm January 13;

The 5700-block of North Mulligan at 7:30 pm January 18;

The 5900-block of West Montrose between 8:00 am and 3:30 pm January 23; and

The 5000-block of North Menard between 2:00 pm and 7:45 pm January 23.

Staff members from Commissioner Gainer and Commissioner Fritchey’s office will be available to assist with exemption forms and answer questions. Come by my office, 4754 N. Milwaukee between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm on Thursday, February 1 for a Property Tax Exemption Workshop.

Six Corners Association will transform the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee, into a honky tonk hub of fried chicken, craft beer, and dancing in an effort to raise money for the organization’s economic development efforts in Chicago’s Portage Park community.

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

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

See what students created this past year at Baltic Art Studio, 4346 N. Milwaukee. This event will showcase the beautiful fused glass pieces students made over the past year. Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn more information about upcoming classes and techniques.

St. John’s Episcopal Church will host their annual Mardi Gras Party on Saturday, February 3, at 6:00 pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner.

The Schurz High School boys’ basketball team has been invited to play at the United Center, 1901 W. Madison, at 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 10.

The event is on Saturday, February 10, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm in the recreation gym at the school, 4140 W. Addison. Tickets cost $25 per person and a table can seat up to 8. Registration forms are available at my website.

Students will meet in the community room at the 17th District Police Station, 4650 N. Pulaski, every Thursday from 4:00 to 5:00 pm.

Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett

Mather’s – Portage Park, 3235 N. Central

Mathers – Norwood Park, 7134 W. Higgins

The Department of Procurement Services (DPS) is hosting a construction summit on Wednesday, February 7, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the JLM Center, 2622 W. Jackson.

Sun., Jan 28, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, Pope Francis Global Academy, North Campus, 6040 W. Ardmore.Following mass at 9:30, Pope Francis Global Academy will host an Open House. More info:online or 773-763-7080. Free.

Sun., Jan 28, 10:30 am-1:30 pm, St. Edward School, 4343 W. Sunnyside. Tour campus, meet teachers, parents, and students during Catholic Schools Week Discovery Sunday Open House. More info: onlineor 773-736-9133.Free.

Sun., Jan 28, 11:30 am-1:30 pm, Pope Francis Global Academy, West Campus, 6143 W. Irving Park. Following mass at 9:30 am, Pope Francis Global Academy will host an Open House. More info:online 773-736-8806. Free.

Sun., Jan 28, 12-1:30 pm, St. Bartholomew School, 4941 W. Patterson.Following mass, St. Bartholomew School will host an Open House. More info: online.Free. 

Sun., Jan 28, 2 pm, Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding.Irving Park Fine Arts presentsNois Saxophone Quartet. Free.

Tue., Jan 30, 12-1 pm, Eden United Church of Christ, 5051 W. Gunnison. The weekly Lunch and Learn series hosts a Community and Mental Healthdiscussion. Discuss the significance...

Tue., Jan 30, 7 pm, Pasta D’Arte, 6311 N. Milwaukee. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during theGladstone Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting.Free.

Wed., Jan 31, 10 am, St. Bartholomew, Krueger Hall, 4910 W. Addison.Grandparents or caregivers are invited to join St. Bartholomew School with their little one for...

Wed., Jan 31, 7 pm, Basement Auditorium of the Congregational Church, 5320 W. Giddings. Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during theJefferson Park Neighborhood Associationmeeting. Policy...

Tue., Feb 6, 7 pm,Independence Park Bungalow, 3945 N. Springfield. Join neighbors to learn how you can participate in supporting your neighborhood at the monthlyGIPNA Board Meeting. Free. 

Sat., Feb 10, 9:30 am, Austin-Irving Library, Community Room, 6100 W. Irving Park, 2nd Floor. Join fellow gardeners and neighbors for thePortage Park Garden Club’sfirst meeting of...

Mon., Feb 12, 7 pm, Irving Park Baptist Church, Basement, 4401 W. Irving Park.Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during the Old Irving Park Association meeting. Free.

Wed., Feb 14, 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., Feb 14, 7 pm, Athletic 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.

    January 26, 2018 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Spend your Sunday in the annex space at the Copernicus Center, 5214 W. Lawrence, and support the Jefferson Park Sunday Market. There is even a cash bar to make those brunches a little more interesting this winter. The market will run from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm on Sunday, February 28.
    http://ward45.org

Jan 26

Portage Park Mtg. Feb. 21

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

    Portage Park Mtg. Feb. 21
    Are you interested in making the Portage Park neighborhood and surrounding area more age-friendly? Would you like to help isolated older adults make connections? The Department of Family and Support Services is hosting a meeting where interested residents can learn more about this initiative and sign up to volunteer.
    http://ward45.org

Jan 25

January 20, 2018 Update

The closest recycling locations for 45th Ward residents are at Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma, and Portage Park, 4100 N. Long.

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...55 pm on Tuesday, January 16, a 15-year-old female was walking on the 5300-block of North Natoma Avenue when a male in a vehicle motioned to her. The offender continued to follow the...

Teska will host the third Jefferson Park Station Area Master Plan community open house from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on Monday, January 22nd at the Copernicus Center Annex, 5214 W. Lawrence Avenue in Chicago.

Staff members from Commissioner Gainer and Commissioner Fritchey’s office will be available to assist with exemption forms and answer questions. Come by my office, 4754 N. Milwaukee between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm on Thursday, February 1 for a Property Tax Exemption Workshop.

Jefferson Park’s newest addition, Connect Gallery at 4968 N. Milwaukee, will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony event at 7:00 pm followed by a  grand opening event with hors d’oeuvres and wine on Friday, January 26.

The event is on Saturday, February 10, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm in the recreation gym at the school, 4140 W. Addison. Tickets cost $25 per person and a table can seat up to 8. Registration forms are available at my website.

Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett

Mather’s – Portage Park, 3235 N. Central

Mathers – Norwood Park, 7134 W. Higgins

Peoples Gas Work on Winnemac and Cicero

KSE contractors will begin working in the street, sidewalks, and parkways to install the new gas main at Winnemac and Cicero and then move to the intersection of Lamon and Ainslie.

Six Corners Association will transform the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee, into a honky tonk hub of fried chicken, craft beer, and dancing in an effort to raise money for the organization’s economic development efforts in Chicago’s Portage Park community.

The closest recycling locations for 45th Ward residents are at Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma, and Portage Park, 4100 N. Long.

The Department of Procurement Services (DPS) is hosting a construction summit on Wednesday, February 7, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the JLM Center, 2622 W. Jackson.

1400 W. Washington Blvd.

Tue., Jan 23, 9-10 am, Community First Medical Center, 5645 W. Addison. In honor of thyroid awareness month, Community First Medical Center will provide TSH Screenings fora  fee of $10. No fasting required. Register: 773-282-7000. $10.

Thur., Jan 25, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005.The senior enrichment seminar series hosts a Reverse Mortgages: What You Should Know to Make An Informed Decision. RSVP: 312-603-9233.Free. 

Sun., Jan 28, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, Pope Francis Global Academy, North Campus, 6040 W. Ardmore.Following mass at 9:30, Pope Francis Global Academy will host an Open House. More info:online or 773-763-7080. Free.

Sun., Jan 28, 10:30 am-1:30 pm, St. Edward School, 4343 W. Sunnyside. Tour campus, meet teachers, parents, and students during Catholic Schools Week Discovery Sunday Open House. More info: onlineor 773-736-9133.Free.

Sun., Jan 28, 11:30 am-1:30 pm, Pope Francis Global Academy, West Campus, 6143 W. Irving Park. Following mass at 9:30 am, Pope Francis Global Academy will host an Open House. More info:online 773-736-8806. Free.

Sun., Jan 28, 2 pm, Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding.Irving Park Fine Arts presentsNois Saxophone Quartet. Free.

Tue., Jan 30, 7 pm, Pasta D’Arte, 6311 N. Milwaukee. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during theGladstone Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting.Free.

Wed., Jan 31, 7 pm, Basement Auditorium of the Congregational Church, 5320 W. Giddings. Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during theJefferson Park Neighborhood Associationmeeting. Policy...

    January 20, 2018 Update
    Dear Neighbor, The Chicago Police Department has announced leadership changes that go into effect beginning February 1. As a part of these bittersweet changes, 17th District Commander Elias Voulgaris will be reassigned to the Office of Emergency Management and Communications, where he will coordinate between OEMC and CPD offices to provide a higher level of service during routine service calls.
    http://ward45.org

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

Jun 16

Updated Jan 23

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

    Latest positive story about Lt. John Garrido helping that homeless man: FROM PoliceOne.Com: FROM:https://www.policeone.com/quiet-warrior/articles/469758006-Quiet-Warrior-How-a-Chicago-cop-changed-a-homeless-veterans-life/
    (Excerpt)"Quiet Warrior: How a Chicago cop changed a homeless veteran's life

    For Lieutenant John Garrido, helping 60-year-old Anthony Johnson was just another day on the job

    Yesterday at 5:34 PM
    Sponsored by 5.11 Tactical

    Lieutenant John...

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    Latest positive story about Lt. John Garrido helping that homeless man: FROM PoliceOne.Com: FROM:https://www.policeone.com/quiet-warrior/articles/469758006-Quiet-Warrior-How-a-Chicago-cop-changed-a-homeless-veterans-life/
    (Excerpt)"Quiet Warrior: How a Chicago cop changed a homeless veteran's life

    For Lieutenant John Garrido, helping 60-year-old Anthony Johnson was just another day on the job

    Yesterday at 5:34 PM
    Sponsored by 5.11 Tactical

    Lieutenant John Garrido drove by it every day. The shingles were coming off the roof. The wood was rotting. That the shack continued to stand at all was something of a miracle. Most of the neighborhood didn’t notice the dilapidated structure at all – when things are seemingly beyond repair, they’re often ignored, forgotten. The shack was out in the open on the corner of a busy street, yet invisible. But for 15 years, every day on his way to work, Garrido noticed. As a 27-year veteran Chicago cop who came from a law enforcement family dedicated to serving the Windy City, Garrido took great pride in his home, particularly his neighborhood of Gladstone Park. He knew something needed to be done.

    Garrido opened the piece of plywood that served as the shack’s front door. Among the dirt and trash was a surprising discovery: a stack of recent Sunday newspapers. A return visit the following Sunday revealed what the space truly was – a newsstand. Standing inside was 60-year-old Anthony Johnson." Read more at the link https://www.policeone.com/quiet-warrior/articles/469758006-Quiet-Warrior-How-a-Chicago-cop-changed-a-homeless-veterans-life/

  • Bob Kastigar 15 Years North Park, bike rider, retired

    Where've you been? We haven't heard from you recently.

Jan 23

Jan 22

Shooting on Lavergne - Neighborhood Watch

We heard 3 gunshots the other night Lavergne and Patterson and there was NOTHING in the news. The only place we saw it was on our ring video doorbell network. You can download the app and get neighborhood notifications (you don't have to have the doorbell) and see video footage from your neighbors. It's a good way to know what's happening close to you.

https://download.ring.com/GnMK/mYKAeQ5GRJ

Some of the neighbors have found this helpful, and wanted to pass it on.

    Join the New Neighborhood Watch
    Get the free Ring app and join the New Neighborhood Watch. Ring will keep you up-to-date with crime and safety alerts from your neighbors. Use the button below, and get $10 in Ring Credit.
    https://download.ring.com

Jan 14

Updated Jan 22

High Property Taxes? Here's Why!

City of Chicago Salaries. Remember ... this isn't including benefits.
https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dhr/dataset/current_employeenamessalariesandpositiontitles.html
Since most folks in Chicago have short attention spans, I will keep posting this until the next mayoral / municipal election!

    City of Chicago :: Current Employee Names, Salaries, and Position Titles
    311 City Services Administrative Hearings Animal Care & Control Aviation Budget & Management Buildings Bus. Affairs & Consumer Protection City of Chicago TV Civilian Office of Police Accountability Cultural Affairs & Special Events Emergency Mgmt & Communications
    https://www.cityofchicago.org

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