2 hours ago

Sears and Forensics

Does anyone know what happened behind the Sears today? At about 11am there were forensics cops and my wife was told the store would not be open today.

3 hours ago

    Waveland to become one-way street to accommodate sports field for Schurz HS - Nadig Newspapers - Northwest Side Local Newspapers
    by BRIAN NADIG A portion of Waveland Avenue would become a one-way street under a revised plan to install a new athletic field at Schurz High School. "We're honoring our commitment to keep Waveland open to traffic while bringing a sports field to the school and park amenities to the community," Alderman John Arena's chief of staff Owen Brugh said.
    http://nadignewspapers.com

38 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Landscape recommendations

I need to hire someone to mow my lawn at least once a month. Does anyone have recommendations?

10 hours ago

Missing boy, girl last seen at Horner Park on Northwest Side

Police are looking for two children who have been missing since Tuesday from the Northwest Side.

James Stewart, 12, and Katherine Chanalata, 14, were last seen Tuesday at Horner Park, 2700 W. Montrose, according to a missing person alert from Chicago Police.

Police released their photos Wednesday and are asking anyone with information about them to call the Area North Special Victims Unit at (312) 744-8266.

Horner Park is located near Montrose and California!

https://chicago.suntimes.com/?post_type=cst_article&p=1117431

    Missing boy, girl last seen at Horner Park on Northwest Side
    Police are looking for two children who have been missing since Tuesday from the Northwest Side. James Stewart, 12, and Katherine Chanalata, 14, were last seen Tuesday at Horner Park, 2700 W. Montrose, according to a missing person alert from Chicago Police.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com

13 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

    Amid Affordable Housing Dispute, Conservatives Seek a Home in Chicago - ProPublica
    When news broke last week that a proposed affordable housing development on Chicago's Northwest Side had likely been put on hold, Ammie Kessem, a Republican candidate for state representative, vowed on Facebook that it wasn't the end of the story. Democrats, Kessem wrote, would pay for pushing the plan - including 45th Ward Ald.
    https://www.propublica.org

Jul 20

Updated 13 hours ago

    297 Apartments Near O'Hare Approved Over Alderman's Objection
    CITY HALL - A key city panel approved the construction of a seven-story, 297-unit luxury apartment complex near the Cumberland CTA Blue Line station in a 7-1 vote on Thursday despite the objection of Ald. Anthony Napolitano (41st), who said residents of the 41st Ward did not want the project.
    https://www.dnainfo.com
  • Robert Rohdenburg Activist Citizen

    Ald. Napolitano is still the only elected alderman publically opposed to the proposed 5150 N. Northwest Highway mixed-income development in the 45th Ward, designed too house people with disabilities and veterans, Here is a Pro-Public Illinois investigation on the financing of those opposed to the development, including Ald. Napolitano: From...

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    Ald. Napolitano is still the only elected alderman publically opposed to the proposed 5150 N. Northwest Highway mixed-income development in the 45th Ward, designed too house people with disabilities and veterans, Here is a Pro-Public Illinois investigation on the financing of those opposed to the development, including Ald. Napolitano: From Pro-Publica Illinois:https://www.propublica.org/article/illinois-policy-institute-northwest-chicago-affordable-housing
    Amid Affordable Housing Dispute, Conservatives Seek a Home in Chicago

    Groups tied to Illinois Policy Institute and talk show host Dan Proft back GOP candidates on city’s Northwest Side.(Excerpts):"Starting with the 2012 elections, some institute leaders began funding campaigns after a series of transactions involving other organizations and political action committees they formed, records show."

    "The Illinois Opportunity Project, in turn, poured more than $1.7 million into political campaigns and committees across the state, according to election board records. "..."Some of the money from the Illinois Opportunity Project went to a pair of Northwest Side candidates for the Chicago City Council in 2015. John Garrido, a Chicago police officer running for alderman of the city’s 45th Ward, received $2,000, while Anthony Napolitano, a former police officer and firefighter vying to be 41st Ward alderman, got $3,000."..."In 2016, the Illinois Opportunity Project also loaned $325,000 to Liberty Principles, a political action committee founded and run by Proft. Liberty Principles spent more than $10.5 million in races across the state in 2015 and 2016, including about $118,000 backing Garrido. Proft didn’t respond to a request for comment. The 2015 results were mixed. In the 41st Ward, Napolitano upset an ally of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s. But for the second time in four years, Garrido lost to John Arena, a self-described progressive who received significant backing from unions and liberal donors."

Jun 16

Updated 14 hours ago

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

    Chicago Sun-Times story quoting Lt. John Garrido, posted today:Amid affordable housing dispute, conservatives seek a home on the Northwest Side, (Excerpts):"Some of the money from the Illinois Opportunity Project went to a pair of Northwest Side candidates for the Chicago City Council in 2015. John Garrido, a Chicago police officer...

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    Chicago Sun-Times story quoting Lt. John Garrido, posted today:Amid affordable housing dispute, conservatives seek a home on the Northwest Side, (Excerpts):"Some of the money from the Illinois Opportunity Project went to a pair of Northwest Side candidates for the Chicago City Council in 2015. John Garrido, a Chicago police officer running for alderman of the city’s 45th Ward, received $2,000, while Anthony Napolitano, a former police officer and firefighter vying to be 41st Ward alderman, got $3,000."..."In 2016, the Illinois Opportunity Project also lent $325,000 to Liberty Principles, a PAC founded and run by Proft. Liberty Principles spent more than $10.5 million in races across the state in 2015 and 2016, including about $118,000 to back Garrido. Proft didn’t respond to a request for comment.

    "The 2015 results were mixed."..."Garrido lost to John Arena, a self-described progressive with backing from unions and liberal donors."

    "Arena’s critics were unhappy about how he handled the long-dormant site on Northwest Highway"..."It was like, ‘How in the world was this guy allowed to get away with all this stuff?’ ” Garrido said. “That’s where it started for us.”..."The community meeting on Feb. 9, 2017, was tense. Outside the church, protesters railed against public and subsidized housing, chanting “No Section 8!”

    Inside, a long line of people expressed concerns and vented their anger to Arena and representatives of the site’s developers, Full Circle Communities. Garrido, Arena’s two-time election opponent, said the proposed building was too tall for a neighborhood of mostly single-family homes. ",FROM:https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/affordable-housing-chicago-northwest-side-gop-conservative-republicans-northwest-side-jefferson-park-illinois-policy-institute/

  • Robert Rohdenburg Activist Citizen

    See also:Pro-Publica Illinois story:https://www.propublica.org/article/illinois-policy-institute-northwest-chicago-affordable-housing
    Amid Affordable Housing Dispute, Conservatives Seek a Home in Chicago

    Groups tied to Illinois Policy Institute and talk show host Dan Proft back GOP candidates on city’s Northwest Side.
    by Mick Dumke, May 23, 4 a.m. CDT

35 hours ago

Alderman John Arena shared Six Corners Associ...

Six Corners is receiving a new sculpture, The Essence of Nature, today through the Chicago Sculpture Exhibit. The sculpture will be in front of 4021 N. Milwaukee, celebrating nature in our urban environment.

    Six Corners Association
    Six Corners Association added a new photo.
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36 hours ago

Info for families with a kindergartener entering Portage Park School this fall

Welcome Portage Park School Class of 2027 Parents! Here is some important information for you to act on.

Please join the ​Portage Park School Community on SimplyCircle ​now​ by following these directions:

Go to www.simplycircle.com and enter Invite Code: Q6QEUQ

Note: This code is not unique and can also be entered in the FREE apps available for
SimplyCircle in iOS and Android. The​ Portage Park School Community​ on SimplyCircle provides up to date info and reminders of what is happening...

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Welcome Portage Park School Class of 2027 Parents! Here is some important information for you to act on.

Please join the ​Portage Park School Community on SimplyCircle ​now​ by following these directions:

Go to www.simplycircle.com and enter Invite Code: Q6QEUQ

Note: This code is not unique and can also be entered in the FREE apps available for
SimplyCircle in iOS and Android. The​ Portage Park School Community​ on SimplyCircle provides up to date info and reminders of what is happening at Portage Park School. It is NOT a social network - posts only go in one direction: out to users. You will need an email address to sign up. We have over 550 members on the PPSC, please ​join today​ ​and make our circle complete!

You’re invited to a ​Kindergarten Orientation​ for Class of 2027 families on
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 4:15 pm.
Enter at Door # 16 on Berteau.
Please RSVP for this event online at: https://tinyurl.com/PPS2027OrientationRSVP
This event is intended for families with students who will be attending kindergarten at PPS in the fall. It is ok to attend if you have not registereed yet, but registration will not be done at this event. Any changes or updates to this event will be posted on the Portage Park School Community circle on SimplyCircle (see above) and on the school website.

If you would like to join a Google group for Class of 2027 parents, you can do so at:
https://tinyurl.com/pps2027class

PPS is a neighborhood school. For more info: https://www.portageparkschool.org/

    Parent Portal | SimplyCircle
    SimplyCircle parent portal makes it easy for classrooms, schools, PTAs and other groups to organize and communicate. It's private, secure, and easy to use.
    http://www.simplycircle.com

2 days ago

The Honeycomb Project added 27 new photos — a...

Thank you to all the volunteers that came to National Veterans Art Museum this past Sunday to help us make twenty different mile makers for Chicago Veterans Ruck March. Our mile markers will be seen by the thousands of walkers participating and will help encourage them throughout the walk. Thank you to Kevin from Chicago Veterans for speaking to our families and Moki for opening up the museum and hosting us!

    The Honeycomb Project
    Thank you to all the volunteers that came to National Veterans Art Museum this past Sunday to help us make twenty different mile makers for Chicago Veterans Ruck March. Our mile markers will be seen...
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3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Local shredding events?

Any upcoming 45th or 38th ward shredding events scheduled?

  • joanie 25 year resident of JP

    The 39th Ward is the only one that I know of that is scheduled in the near future. June 16th, 9:00 to noon, at Colleti's, 5707 N. Central.

    The 45th Ward just had an event about a week ago. I haven't read anything about any upcoming shredding events in the 38th Ward.

3 days ago

Reboyras blames upset citizens, then tries to blame Ald. Ramirez-Rosa

"Rubberstamp" Alderman Reboyras, who voted almost 100% of the time for Rahm Emanuel's agenda is trying to play the "blame game".
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/after-chaotic-hearing-on-civilian-oversight-of-cops-alderman-to-change-format/

    After chaotic hearing on civilian oversight of cops, alderman to change format
    The format of public hearings on four rival proposals for civilian police review will be dramatically altered after a chaotic first hearing that encountered so much resistance, it had to be cut short. Ald.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Stolen van

My husbands van was stolen yesterday. If anyone has seen or has information please email me adelavillagrana@gmail.com we will reward... please help this truck is still being paid.... truck has tinted windows and a Soccer team Real madrid sticker on back window. License plates 2207406B

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6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

    Big developments planned for Sears' Six Corners, Galewood stores
    The last Sears store in Chicago and one the company closed last year are slated to be replaced with developments that combine residential and retail space. Highland Park-based Tucker Development and Seritage Growth Properties are partnering to redevelop stores in the Six Corners shopping district at the edge of the Portage Park neighborhood and on North Harlem Avenue in the Galewood neighborhood, Tucker Development said Wednesday in a news release.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • LD

    This area needs to move faster with improvements .

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    What does the alderman have planned for area now . The Culvers can't make up for Sears moving,too many projects none are finished.

3 days ago

4 days ago

Frunchroom combines Italian, Jewish deli traditions

4042 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago

    Frunchroom combines Italian, Jewish deli traditions
    The tiny and quirky Frunchroom definitely punches above its weight. In a space that could generously be called cozy, the kitchen manages to produce impressive boards of cured and smoked meats, fish and handmade pastas. The inspiration comes from the owner's upbringing.
    http://abc7chicago.com

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Van stolen barry and pulaski

My husband was truck was stolen this morning. Anyone with any information please message me or report to 311. 2010 ford 350. Has a real madrid stick on back window. Left side. Please any information will be greatly appreciated.

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Plaster Repair

Can anybody recommend a plaster repair guy/gal? We have some water damage on our ceiling.

  • Bosco Plastering
    Call: (773) 544-5316
    2132 W Melrose Street
    Chicago, IL 60618-6310

    Used this guy twice. Very pleased with work. Fair and reasonable pricing.

  • I would like to know too. I have some seams with drywall that need to be repaired.

  • My husband working in construction. Very professional. Call for estimate 7736985690

4 days ago

  • Permit issued for new construction

    SELF CERTIFICATION REVIEW: ERECT 2 STORY SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE (4A CONSTRUCTION) WITH BASEMENT, DETACHED 2 CAR GARAGE (4A CONSTRUCTION) AS PER PLAN.

    4913 W. Dakin St. Issued May 17, 2018 Comment

4 days ago

5 days ago

May 18, 2018 Update

The walk will begin at the Portage Theatre, 4050 N. Milwaukee, at 2 pm on Sunday, May 20. More information and tickets are available to purchase online.

The Filament hosts their sixth annual Bob Dylan Birthday Bash and Benefit Concert on Saturday, May 19, at 7 pm at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee.

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Saturday, May 19, from 10-11 am at the Jefferson Park Branch Library, 5363 W. Lawrence;

Monday, May 21, from 6-7 pm at Hitch Elementary School, 5625 N. McVicker (enter through doors #6 & #2); and

Thursday, May 24, from 6-7 pm at St. John’s Epsicopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner.

Independence Park fieldhouse (3945 N. Springfield)

Wilson Park fieldhouse (4630 N. Milwaukee)

16th District Police Station (5151 N. Milwaukee)

Rosedale Park fieldhouse (6312 W. Rosedale)

Gladstone Park fieldhouse (5421 N. Menard)

Farnsworth Elementary (5414 N. Linder)

Beard Elementary (6445 W. Strong)

Prussing Elementary (4650 N. Menard)

Gray Elemenatry (3730 N. Laramie)

The idea wall is located in the front of my office, 4754 N. Milwaukee. Simply write your idea on a sticky note and post it to the wall for all to see. While you’re here, hang out for a while and feel inspired by what others have submitted.

1-3 pm May 19. at Gage Park High School, 5630 S. Rockwell;

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

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

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

The Irving Park Community Food Pantry, 3801 N. Keeler, is organizing a walk through the Old Irving Park neighborhood to raise funds and generate awareness of hunger in our community.

At 6:30 pm at Eden United Church of Christ, 5051 W. Gunnison, the 16th District police officers will conduct an outdoor roll call. Afterward, at 6:45...

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

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

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

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

Sun., May 20, 9 am-1:30 pm,Copernicus Center, Parking Lot, 5216 W. Lawrence. Come out to the Spring Community Flea Market/Garage Sale. 30+ vendors, water and coffee...

Sun., May 20, 10 am, Harvest Christian Center Chicago, 4020 N. Tripp. Harvest Christian Center will host Chaplain Valerie Saviano as a guest speaker during their morning service. More info: online.Free.

Thur., May 24, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005.The senior enrichment seminar series hosts a Navigating Foreclosures: What Happens When You Get Served with Foreclosure Papers? seminar. RSVP: 312-603-9233. Free.

Fri., May 25, 9:30 am, Portage Park, 4100 N. Long. Join students and staff from Portage Park School to honor soldiers in the annual Flowers...

...at the site of a memorial tree at the northeast corner of Portage Park, near Berteau and Long. Grade K-2 students will perform patriotic songs and lay flowers at the base of...

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

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

    May 18, 2018 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Six Corners Association will partner with the Northwest Chicago Historical Society for an exploration of the history and evolution of the Six Corners shopping district. This tour will look at remnants from the area's early history as a crossroads, as well as the beginnings of the streetcar era.
    http://ward45.org

5 days ago

Apr 17

Updated 6 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.

  • Weebis Politically Incorrect Thought Criminal

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

  • Id rather be with wheels than wake up not finding your car... someone stoled my husband's work van by barry ave and karlov

May 16

Updated 6 days ago

Grills, Balconies, and Apartments: My entire apartment smells like I had a fire.

My second apartment in the 10 months since I've moved to Chicago and another friggin problem: grills. I'm not going to apologize people. If you want to grill, then buy a house, go to the park, or find a building with a backyard and a landlord that will permit you to grill.

I came home today, and my entire apartment smells like I had a fire. Everything smells of smoke, including my new furniture, from the bedroom to the front...

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My second apartment in the 10 months since I've moved to Chicago and another friggin problem: grills. I'm not going to apologize people. If you want to grill, then buy a house, go to the park, or find a building with a backyard and a landlord that will permit you to grill.

I came home today, and my entire apartment smells like I had a fire. Everything smells of smoke, including my new furniture, from the bedroom to the front room. Even the clothes in my closet.

This had got to be a Chicago thing. Every other place I've lived, local ordinance banned grilling on apartment balconies, period. I can barely stand to sit in my apartment, that I pay rent for, with all the smoke.

F'en unbelievable!

  • having quite a day, eh, Tom

  • Tom Concerned Neighbor

    NW-Sider be careful they might remove your comment. 😉

Hello, neighbor. This thread was closed due to violations of the EveryBlock community guidelines, which intend to keep discussions informative, friendly and respectful.

6 days ago

2 city Sears stores to be redeveloped

The stores are at 1601 N. Harlem Ave. and 4730 W. Irving Park Road. Both were in a group of over 250 properties that Hoffman Estates-based Sears sold to spinoff Seritage when the latter was formed in 2015. Sears CEO Edward Lampert is an investor in Seritage and its chairman, according to the report.

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The stores are at 1601 N. Harlem Ave. and 4730 W. Irving Park Road. Both were in a group of over 250 properties that Hoffman Estates-based Sears sold to spinoff Seritage when the latter was formed in 2015. Sears CEO Edward Lampert is an investor in Seritage and its chairman, according to the report.

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May 15

Updated 6 days ago

Planting in the front

I was trying to find information if it's Ok to plant in the front of my house. Mainly between the street and the sidewalk. A neighbor just recently planted a small tree there but I am hesitant to do anything since I thought that was city property.

If someone knows, please reply.

Thanks

  • I'm in the process of doing this right now, probably much to my neighbor's dismay since I need to kill all the grass first and that's a rather ugly process. We have a city tree planted there already but it was not planted deep enough and the roots are all...

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    I'm in the process of doing this right now, probably much to my neighbor's dismay since I need to kill all the grass first and that's a rather ugly process. We have a city tree planted there already but it was not planted deep enough and the roots are all over the place making it near impossible to mow. And why not have something that requires little to no maintenance? The other day some city workers came to futz with our streetlight and trampled over part of my grass-killing bonanza, but I figure once I plant perennials and natives they will pop back up or be able to be replanted pretty easily. Unless they have to tear up the whole thing, in which case get yourself on some neighborhood facebook groups or freecycle and there are always people giving away plants for free.

  • K Seasay, that parkway tree with the shallow root spread sounds typical of what happens when they are planted as saplings and don't get heavily watered for the first few weeks. For parkway saplings, if there's no treegator, just set a watering hose inside their mulch ring on a steady...

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    K Seasay, that parkway tree with the shallow root spread sounds typical of what happens when they are planted as saplings and don't get heavily watered for the first few weeks. For parkway saplings, if there's no treegator, just set a watering hose inside their mulch ring on a steady light flow for a couple hours every evening to develop a deep tap root system. At least for a few weeks. We did that and our trees developed twice as full and sturdy as others the City installed that didn't get watered.

6 days ago

    Chicago's vacant Sears stores present new opportunities for mixed-use redevelopment
    The shuttered Sears facility at the intersection of Chicago's North and Harlem avenues is poised to get a new lease on life as a development containing both retail and loft-style apartment components. The preliminary plan for the vacant North Side site straddling the Galewood neighborhood and Elmwood Park was announced Wednesday by Tucker Developer and Seritage Growth Properties-a spin-off of Sears' former real estate arm.
    https://chicago.curbed.com

6 days ago

Sandwiches, soups, salads and more: 20 ideas for what to eat for lunch

Frunchroom, 4042 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-853-2160, frunchroomchicago.com

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Blackbird, 619 W. Randolph St., 312-715-0708, www.blackbirdrestaurant.com

The Gage, 24 S. Michigan Ave. , 312-372-4243, www.thegagechicago.com

Nana, 3267 S. Halsted St., 312-929-2486, nanaorganic.com/

Manny's Deli, 1141 S. Jefferson St., 312-939-2855, www.mannysdeli.com

Tempesta, 1372 W. Grand Ave., 312-929-2551 , tempestamarket.com

La Unica Food Mart & Restaurant., 1515 W. Devon Ave, 773-274-7788, launicafoodmart.eat24hour.com

Goree Cuisine, 1126 E. 47th St., 773-855-8120, goreecuisine.com

Yvolina's Tamales, 814 W. 18th St., 312-731-3167 , www.yvolinas.com

Moon's Sandwich Shop, 16 S. Western Ave., 312-226-5094, www.moonssandwichshopchicago.com

The Family House, 2305 W. Devon Ave., 773-856-0192, the-family-house-restaurant.business.site

5 Loaves Eatery, 405 E. 75th St., 773-891-2889, 5loaveschicago.com

Arbor, 2545 W. Diversey Ave., 312-866-0795, arborprojects.com

Tiger Ceviche, 131 N. Clinton St., 781-606-0112, tigerceviche.com

Boeufhaus, 1012 N. Western Ave., 773-661-2116, www.boeufhaus.com

Dollop/Hoosier Mama, 749 Chicago Ave., Evanston, 847-868-8863, www.dollopcoffee.com, www.hoosiermamapie.com/evanston.html

Susie's Noon Hour Grill, 6930 N. Glenwood Ave., 773-338-9494

Local Foods, 1427 W. Willow St., 312-432-6575, localfoods.com

TriBecca's , 125 S. Clark St., , revivalfoodhall.com

    Sandwiches, soups, salads and more: 20 ideas for what to eat for lunch
    Food & Dining is seeking out Chicago's best lunches around town and in the suburbs, as our monthly "Craving" series explores all things lunch every weekday in April. NANA Price: $13 The plantain sandwich at Nana, topped with seasoned grilled chicken, cheddar, pickled red onion and a cilantro-lime slaw, gets a little messy, but you won't regret it.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

6 days ago

lost car key

Hi neighbors!
Yesterday while out on a walk, I lost a single car key attached to a clicker around Montrose and Austin. I was on a walk with friends and we went down a lot of side streets around there. If anyone has spotted it, can you please let me know? Much appreciated. - Nora K. (nora8888@yahoo.com)

6 days ago

Chicago’s Last Sears Store to Be Reborn

The first one is at 1601 North Harlem Avenue (North and Harlem) in the North Austin neighborhood.  The other is at 4730 West Irving Park Road (Cicero and Irving Park) in the Old Irving Park neighborhood.

The first one is at 1601 North Harlem Avenue (North and Harlem) in the North Austin neighborhood.  The other is at 4730 West Irving Park Road (Cicero and Irving Park) in the Old Irving Park neighborhood.

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The first one is at 1601 North Harlem Avenue (North and Harlem) in the North Austin neighborhood.  The other is at 4730 West Irving Park Road (Cicero and Irving Park) in the Old Irving Park neighborhood.

    Chicago's Last Sears Store to Be Reborn
    Recycling is all the rage these days. So when Sears threw two of its Chicago stores in the big blue bin, Tucker Development and Seritage Growth Properties yelled, "Dibs!" The pair is going all Baywatch on the two former department stores, breathing new life into them by turning them into "mixed-use developments with retail and [...]
    https://www.chicagoarchitecture.org

May 16

    Big developments planned for Sears' Six Corners, Galewood stores
    The last Sears store in Chicago and one the company closed last year are slated to be replaced with developments that combine residential and retail space. Highland Park-based Tucker Development and Seritage Growth Properties are partnering to redevelop stores in the Six Corners shopping district at the edge of the Portage Park neighborhood and on North Harlem Avenue in the Galewood neighborhood, Tucker Development said Wednesday in a news release.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 16

Big developments planned for Sears' Six Corners, Galewood stores

Seritage Growth Properties and Tucker Development will redevelop two Sears properties in Chicago. The stores at 1601 N. Harlem Ave., shown in an artist rendering, and 4730 W. Irving Park Road will turn into for mixed-use developments with retail and residential components.

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Seritage Growth Properties and Tucker Development will redevelop two Sears properties in Chicago. The stores at 1601 N. Harlem Ave., shown in an artist rendering, and 4730 W. Irving Park Road will turn into for mixed-use developments with retail and residential components.

    Big developments planned for Sears' Six Corners, Galewood stores
    The last Sears store in Chicago and one the company closed last year are slated to be replaced with developments that combine residential and retail space. Highland Park-based Tucker Development and Seritage Growth Properties are partnering to redevelop stores in the Six Corners shopping district at the edge of the Portage Park neighborhood and on North Harlem Avenue in the Galewood neighborhood, Tucker Development said Wednesday in a news release.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 16

Chicago’s vacant Sears stores present unique opportunities for mixed-use redevelopment

The Tucker/Seritage joint venture also revealed plans to redevelop the Six Corners Sears at border of Chicago’s Old Irving Park and Portage Park neighborhoods. Sears announced in April that it would be closing the 4730 W. Irving Park Road facility—its last in the city.

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...properties as major opportunities. Last year, Springbank Real Estate Group acquired the vacant Sears at 1900 W. Lawrence Avenue in the Chicago’s Lincoln Square neighborhood and plans to transform the 1920’s era...

    Chicago's vacant Sears stores present new opportunities for mixed-use redevelopment
    The shuttered Sears facility at the intersection of Chicago's North and Harlem avenues is poised to get a new lease on life as a development containing both retail and loft-style apartment components. The preliminary plan for the vacant North Side site straddling the Galewood neighborhood and Elmwood Park was announced Wednesday by Tucker Developer and Seritage Growth Properties-a spin-off of Sears' former real estate arm.
    https://chicago.curbed.com

May 16

May 10

Updated May 15

5200 W. Roscoe

Noticed the construction going on inside this building of the corner of 5200 W Roscoe/Laramie. The ground level has framing going on front to back. Any ideas what they are doing?

  • Is framing going up inside the existing building or outside?

  • From what I seen that night in the dark, the framing is going on inside the first floor, front to back. Please note, I was inquiring if anyone had ideas what business establishment was coming. Or what they are building inside the place, not if there are permits. I'm not one to report people. I'm glad the building was purchased and work is being done instead of sitting abandoned.

May 13

Updated May 15

Tree Cutting

Hi neighbors,

I have a 30+ foot tall pine tree between my house and garage I'm looking to get cut down. Does anyone have a recommendation for someone to do this? Any idea how much I should be prepared to spend?

Thanks.

  • Just trying to help, if it's not a Colorado Blue Spruce then it isn't worth it, So Chop Away!!!

  • LStone Western and Lawrence

    We had positive experience with McKay Tree Service, 1710 Catalpa Lane, Mount Prospect, IL - 847-489-5145

May 15

Mar 26 2017

Updated May 14

Tree Trim vs. Removal

I am noticing some of the orange no parking signs from Dept of Forestry. They are sporadic though, not on a full block like I have seen before. Is there anyway to determine if a tree is slated for removal vs pruning? I see one with a blue tag on it (think it means its been treated for a disease), but no markings/tags on the other trees, yet they have the orange signs on them also. Thanks for any info you can provide.

  • @scott concertman, I have my parkway Ash treated every few years by a local tree company. It's in great shape. How do I get it on the "list" to not be cut down? The company that treats the tree puts on a new / current tag every time they treat it. I'm assuming they're pulling a permit because they are well known in the city.

  • First, thank you for patriotically protecting our urban ecosystems keystone species presently facing functional extinction in the wild. If most beneficial thing a conservationist can do for local ecology...is plant a new tree. Then protecting an already maturing tree, which literally represents physical definition of ones local ecosystem. Is exponentially...

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    First, thank you for patriotically protecting our urban ecosystems keystone species presently facing functional extinction in the wild. If most beneficial thing a conservationist can do for local ecology...is plant a new tree. Then protecting an already maturing tree, which literally represents physical definition of ones local ecosystem. Is exponentially more beneficial, so great job Chi-girl! If you did not check it out yet, here is link to my historical EAB info blog with photos of two oldest cook county ash trees I am voluntarally protecting....https://scottieashseed.wordpress.com/

    Yes permit on record is first line of defence, and revised tag affixed to trunk showing date last treated is only thing defending it from city removal. Know that even with all that, if treatment had been applied poorly. And tree showed decline, city could remove based on diagnosis.

    You are right to be worried since city has already begun removing numbers of recently retreated ash trees when still fully healthy, for reasons such as just because they are ash, and will require inevitable removal anyways in upcoming years.

    So I have already begun working with one senior forestry rep to help organize an official protection program. In fact first time I had discussed this issue with him, he was confident that required permit entered into city wide system with trees exact location was intended to prevent mistaken removal.

    In closing, forestry no longer marks trunks of trees to be removed with big Green painted spot. But now few days before...applies orange parking restriction posters on multiple trees, to allow crews more room for felling. And no poster differentiates which tree or trees are selected for removal, or will not be touched. So six trees with six signs for one removal. Hey Chi girl, here is link to front page story written about my work http://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/5-9-2017/%27Scottie-AshTree-Seed%27:-Trees-don%27t-have-to-die/

May 11

Updated May 14

30th Ward Aldermanic Election

Who would you vote for if the election were held today?

A) Ariel Reboyras (incumbent)

B) Jessica Gutierrez (Congressman's daughter)

C) Anyone but these two

  • Drain the swamp. Anyone in there, or is related to someone in there, or even knows anyone in there, should not get any chicagoans vote. Haven’t you seen enough. Dems, keep everyone poor and stupid. They just want your vote. Business as usual. This tax payer is tired of business as usual. Aren’t you?

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    Mark is 100 per cent correct .

May 01

Updated May 14

Bob Dylan’s Birthday Bash

The Filament hosts their sixth annual Bob Dylan Birthday Bash and Benefit Concert on Saturday, May 19, at 7 pm at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee.

    Bob Dylan's Birthday Bash
    You are here: Home / News / Bob Dylan's Birthday Bash The Filament hosts their sixth annual Bob Dylan Birthday Bash and Benefit Concert on Saturday, May 19, at 7 pm at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee. There will be birthday cake, a cash bar, raffle and silent auction items, and plenty of great live music to boot.
    http://ward45.org

  • IMO Dylan songs are more enjoyable when not performed by Dylan, and this is a solid lineup of Chicago musical talent:

    Eddie Torrez y Los Cool Shades
    Jenny & Robin Bienemann
    Ellis Clark & The Big Parade featuring Ary Jeebie
    Jodi & Dave Walker
    Rachel Drew & Gerald Dowd
    Naomi Ashley
    Rob & The Reps
    Tory Lopez
    Tom Henniger & Sam Barzano

    Should be a fun night in the hood!

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