8 hours ago

Police, alderman to discuss crime concerns at Jan. 25 meeting following carjacking near school

16th Police District schedules outdoor roll call for 7 pm Thursday, Jan. 25, outside of Saint John’s Lutheran Church and School, where a carjacking occurred last week near Lavergne and Montrose avenues. Ald. Arena and a school official are scheduled to attend, and a meeting on crime concerns is set to be held in the church after the roll call, according to the district. http://nadignewspapers.com/2018/01/19/grandmother-robbed-at-gunpoint-while-waiting-for-grandkids-outside-local-school/

9 hours ago

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.

9 hours ago

Alderman John Arena shared Fearless Cooking's...

A recipe for a new business in Jefferson Park. Fearless Cooking will be kicking off construction soon at 4410 N. Milwaukee Ave, next door to Sip and Paint.

    Fearless Cooking
    Things are getting pretty real around here! Looking forward to kicking off construction soon.
    https://www.facebook.com

Jun 16

Updated 10 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
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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...

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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.

13 hours ago

Please join officers from the 16th District C...

Please join officers from the 16th District Chicago Police Department and me for an outdoor roll call followed by a community meeting this Thursday, January 25, at 7 pm at St. John's Lutheran Church, 4939 W. Montrose.

    Alderman John Arena
    Please join officers from the 16th District Chicago Police Department and me for an outdoor roll call followed by a community meeting this Thursday, January 25, at 7 pm at St. John's Lutheran Church,...
    https://www.facebook.com

15 hours ago

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

37 hours ago

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 40 hours ago

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

4 days ago

Updated 40 hours ago

Grandmother, Reading Bible, Victim Of Car Jacking

She was outside of a school in the 4900 block of West Montrose, waiting to pick up her grandchildren and reading a bible.

    Grandmother, Reading Bible, Victim Of Car Jacking
    CHICAGO (CBS) - A 72-year-old woman was the victim of a car jacking in Chicago, the latest in a rash of them in the city. She was outside of a school in the 4900 block of West Montrose, waiting to pick up her grandchildren and reading a bible.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

4 days ago

Updated 42 hours ago

Grandmother carjacked during school pickup on NW Side

It happened Thursday afternoon outside St. John's Lutheran School, 4939 W. Montrose Ave.

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

59-99 W. Jackson Blvd.

    Grandmother carjacked during school pickup on NW Side
    CHICAGO -- Chicago police are looking for a suspects in the armed carjacking of a grandmother while she was picking up her grandchildren at school on the Northwest Side. It happened Thursday afternoon outside St. John's Lutheran School, 4939 W. Montrose Ave.
    http://wgntv.com

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Woman carjacked at gunpoint while waiting to pick up grandchildren at Portage Park school

The woman, 72, was sitting in her car at St. John's Lutheran School in the 4900 block of West Montrose Drive around 2 p.m. Thursday when a small silver hatchback pulled up and a gunman walked up, police said.

    Woman carjacked at gunpoint while waiting to pick up grandchildren at Portage Park school
    A woman waiting to pick up her two grandchildren was carjacked at gunpoint while parked at a grade school in Portage Park on the Northwest Side, according to the school and Chicago police. The woman, 72, was sitting in her car at St. John's Lutheran School in the 4900 block of West Montrose Drive around 2 p.m.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • 2010 white Toyota Camry

  • They use the cars to commit other crimes,and get a slap on the hand,from states atty. KIM FOX!

Jan 09

Updated 3 days ago

Gun shots

What is going on on Warwick!? I believe someone got shot a few houses down, that was a lot of shots!

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    Is EB run by Democrats who hide the truth or by gang bangers who hide in the apartments in our neighborhoods?

  • Eric Pepeson NW-side deplorable, based-stickman, commie-crusher

    Anything that is corrupt, bankrupt and broken is run by democrats.

4 days ago

Woman carjacked at gunpoint while waiting to pick up grandchildren at Portage Park school

The woman, 72, was sitting in her car at St. John's Lutheran School in the 4900 block of West Montrose Drive around 2 p.m. Thursday when a small silver hatchback pulled up and a gunman walked up, police said.

    Woman carjacked at gunpoint while waiting to pick up grandchildren at Portage Park school
    A woman waiting to pick up her two grandchildren was carjacked at gunpoint while parked at a grade school in Portage Park on the Northwest Side, according to the school and Chicago police. The woman, 72, was sitting in her car at St. John's Lutheran School in the 4900 block of West Montrose Drive around 2 p.m.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

4 days ago

Grandmother carjacked during school pickup on NW Side

It happened Thursday afternoon outside St. John's Lutheran School, 4939 W. Montrose Ave.

    Grandmother carjacked during school pickup on NW Side
    CHICAGO -- Chicago police are looking for a suspects in the armed carjacking of a grandmother while she was picking up her grandchildren at school on the Northwest Side. It happened Thursday afternoon outside St. John's Lutheran School, 4939 W. Montrose Ave.
    http://cltv.com

5 days ago

Support St Viator School

Hello! I am a parent of two kids that attend St. Viator Elementary School. I’m helping other parents put together our #1 annual fundraiser, which is the St. Viator Spring Soirée, which takes place March 3rd. We are in search of: Sponsorships from Business Owners!!!! Your sponsorship will be highly promoted within the community. All profit goes to a project to better the school for the children. Last few years we raised enough money for new Floors, chrome books, classroom projectors, and etc. If you would like to help and be apart of our awesome fundraiser please let me know! We have severaldifferent levels of sponsorships to choose from
Thank You for you support!!!!!!

5 days ago

Open House Pre-k to 8th Grade - January 28

Do you have school aged kids? Please join Pope Francis Global Academy's Catholic Schools Week Open House at both campuses on Sunday, January 28! See flyer for more details.

6 days ago

Feb 15

Updated 6 days ago

New Nite Cap

The new facade looks amazing! Does anyone know what kind of business is going into the old Nite Cap?

  • PennyPenguin Chillin' out on EB

    Asking if we're all equal gets a thumbs down...that's weird.

  • DarkAngel Lifetime Chicagoan, new Portage Park home owner

    I'm excited about the Culver's and Foundation Grill. It's not a zero sum game as far as I'm concerned.

Jan 12

Updated 6 days ago

Cam’ron continues his reign as the weirdo rap king

Fri 1/19, 8 PM, Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee, $24.99-$55, 17+

    Cam'ron continues his reign as the weirdo rap king
    Harlem's Cam'ron is the undisputed king of out-there, freaky rappers, having paved the way for weirdo individualism in hip-hop with his wardrobe of ankle-length mink coats and head-to-toe, bright-pink get-ups, his idiosyncratic slurred flow, his numerous public feuds with all sorts of rap stars, and his incredibly tense on-air confrontation with Bill O'Reilly in 2003.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

  • Curious, what are these acts that willfully incite shootings?

  • Eric Pepeson NW-side deplorable, based-stickman, commie-crusher

    I would say acts that glorify and incite a culture of thuggery, bling bling and lawlessness. Acts with messages about beating up women, killing police and being a gangster. Just saying...

Jan 08

Updated 6 days ago

Anyone know where I could find or special order unicorn donuts?

Hey Everyone,

I’m looking to order unicorn donuts for an upcoming party but haven’t been able to track any down. Anyone know of a place that makes them or would accept special orders for such an item? Does not need to be in the Portage Park area directly.

I’ve attached a photo for reference of what I’m looking for.

Thanks in advance!

  • Tmc

    Try Allegretti's Bakery 7717 W. Lawrence Ave Norridge, IL
    708-453-4412

    I know they make unicorn cakes/cupcakes

  • Allegretti's has the best chocolate donuts on earth!!!

Jan 17

Jan 16

The Honeycomb Project added 8 new photos — at...

We want to say thank you to all our volunteers who came National Veterans Art Museum to make birthday cards for veterans staying at Jesse Brown VAMC! Together we made over 30 cards and wrote over 40 thank you letters. We want to say thank you to our leaders Nick and Sarah for leading the project. Last we want to say a BIG thank you to Moki from the NVAM for hosting us and Ned a veteran artist for speaking to our families!

    The Honeycomb Project
    We want to say thank you to all our volunteers who came National Veterans Art Museum to make birthday cards for veterans staying at Jesse Brown VAMC! Together we made over 30 cards and wrote over 40...
    https://www.facebook.com

Jan 12

Updated Jan 15

City wants your input on Jefferson Park's future; meeting set for Jan. 22

Vision for Jefferson Park’s future will be on display at open house at 6:30 pm Monday, Jan. 22, at the Copernicus Center Annex, 5214 W. Lawrence Ave. The city wants your input.
http://nadignewspapers.com/2018/01/12/community-open-house-area-master-plan-set/

  • The City doesn't want our input. The City wants you to believe it wants your input. If the City were honest the headline would read "Chicago tells residents to pound sand, we'll do what we want and you'll like it."

  • I couldn't disagree more. Come on out and give an opinion. Otherwise you are right, there will not be any public input.

Jan 14

Jan 09

Updated Jan 13

Sewer back-up & basement drain flooding

We are experiencing a basement drain flooding and sewer back up for a couple of days now. A plumber came to rode the pipes and pumped the backed up dirty water, but they can't get their rodding snake to get to the street - something is blocking it.
We wonder if this might be caused by the recent street utility work - some pipes work and some Poeple's Gas work.

Is anyone else experiencing a similar problem? We are the condo building on Gunnison and Kenneth's corner.

  • good advice from John, I'd follow it

  • Chandra Lynn Dagley Pre-Medicine Chaser From AP

    Dead of winter last year, I want to say. I am on Avers. All good suggestion above me, we had someone come out with a camera, and it was a multifocal problem, because the neighbor (small bungalow) also had issues. Drain tiles were indeed a problem., and they are right about where city problem ends and ours began and some issues within the building where the landlords replaced some old pipe.

Jan 10

Updated Jan 13

Scam! Man steps in front of my car, fakes injury, and says "Give me $50 and I'll forget about it."

A man stepped in front of my car at Henderson & LeClaire, just as I started to pull out into the intersection. He pretended to be hit, and then did his best LeBron James flop onto the pavement. WAY overacting and obviously trying to scare me into thinking I'd done something wrong. I stopped my car and got out. He was a middle aged man, and was talking (or pretending to) on his phone in a slavic language. I asked...

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A man stepped in front of my car at Henderson & LeClaire, just as I started to pull out into the intersection. He pretended to be hit, and then did his best LeBron James flop onto the pavement. WAY overacting and obviously trying to scare me into thinking I'd done something wrong. I stopped my car and got out. He was a middle aged man, and was talking (or pretending to) on his phone in a slavic language. I asked him what he wanted to do, and he kept trying to pretend I hit him. After about 5 minutes, he said "you can go" and then finally said "give me $50 and I'll forget about it." I didn't give him anything and drove away. A**HOLE!!!!!! This happened about 5:50PM on Jan 10th. Don't fall for this scam.

This video gives you an idea of what to look out for:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQs0dDzQqEE

    Insurance scam Fail: Man pretends to be hit by car ?
    Insurance scam Fail, man pretends to be hit by car allegedly to get money from driver.
    https://www.youtube.com/
  • Jen Baron JBaron

    I agree with NW-sider! Stay in your car, do exactly as he advises and call the police if you need. I'm just glad your are ok and nothing came of the situation. It could have been much worse, like leading to robbery or car jacking!

  • Eric Pepeson NW-side deplorable, based-stickman, commie-crusher

    That was the worst acting job I have ever seen.

Jan 10

Updated Jan 13

Fresh fruit delivery now available in our area - Imperfect Produce

We just signed up for this service so cant vouch for it yet but figured it was worth a shot. I know there are lots of people here who frequent the farmers markets and/or grow their own, so "imperfect" is probably not much of a concern.

https://www.imperfectproduce.com/register.php?referral=291345

^using referral link gets $10 off.

    Register :: Imperfect: Ugly produce delivery for 30-50% less!
    Imperfect delivers ugly produce for 30% less than grocery store prices. Based in San Francisco, we deliver to the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Portland, and Seattle. Coming soon to the Midwest, East Coast, South, Southwest, and Southeast!
    https://www.imperfectproduce.com
  • Chicago Tonight had a segment about this company. Several people in my neighborhood group on Facebook have used it and are satisfied with it.

    It's a subscription service, so you have to order on a regular basis.

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

    I received my first box this week. I forgot to pick my items, but was not disappointed at all!! The quality was fantastic. We are getting a small fruit and vegetable box every other week, but may change to every week. With the delivery charge, I think I paid around $10: celery, carrots, onions, red potatoes, spaghetti squash, lemons and oranges, the most beautiful head of red cabbage I've ever seen. All organic. Cost varies based on content

    Use this link, and we'll each get a $10 credit. https://www.imperfectproduce.com/register.php?referral=282940

Jan 10

Updated Jan 12

Found dog

I am not the finder, sharing from another site. Let's help this dog get back home.

Jan 12

Jan 12

Jan 02

Updated Jan 11

Seeking a place to install snaps on a rucksack. Know of any?

Seeking a place that can install snaps on a rucksack. Have already phoned a number of tailors and shoe repair shops with no luck. If you know of a place, please share related info. Thank you.

Jan 11

affordable snow removal service/person?

hello neighbors!
We are a new business at the corner of Avondale and Pulaski and we are looking for a more affordable option for our snow removal. We're interested in a professional service for heavier snow falls (over one inch) and/or a local person who could just (perhaps with a snowblower?) take care of our sidewalks during light snowfalls. We've gotten lucky so far this year but there is still (purportedly) a lot of winter days left!

Thanks!
Sonya Seifert
Bluebird Wellness
www.bluebirdwell.com

    home page
    Bluebird practitioners offer acupuncture, herbal therapy, and nutritional counseling. We provide private and sliding-scale community acupuncture treatments, in English and Spanish, to help make our treatments affordable and accessible. All of our services are by appointment only. Call, email, or click on the button below to set up an appointment.
    http://www.bluebirdwell.com

Jan 09

Updated Jan 11

Redfin's 25 "Have it all" neighborhoods

Redfin just released it's annual list of "Have it all" neighborhoods and Dunning was #1 in the country! 80 different U.S. markets were analyzed in the study and our own 60634 topped the list. Rankings are based upon home price, schools, walkability, safety and commute times.

Now, more than ever, we need a new high school at the Read Dunning site. Bridge, Canty, Dever and Smyser are anchoring this part of the NW Side and are a large part of...

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Redfin just released it's annual list of "Have it all" neighborhoods and Dunning was #1 in the country! 80 different U.S. markets were analyzed in the study and our own 60634 topped the list. Rankings are based upon home price, schools, walkability, safety and commute times.

Now, more than ever, we need a new high school at the Read Dunning site. Bridge, Canty, Dever and Smyser are anchoring this part of the NW Side and are a large part of Dunning making this list. Give these parents a reason to stay in Dunning, give them a new modern high school, it's long overdue. The land at Irving and Oak Park is plentiful and has been sitting idle for decades. This should be an easy decision.

  • Citizen Pain Citizen Pain

    @Paul. They seem to have a better handle on technology than any other real estate company. It's their Ace card really. I rely on their property search site for some RE investment purposes because it contains almost as much useful info as the MLS.

  • Thomas R Resident of Schorsch Village

    I was surprised by the Wrigleyville and Andersonville median prices, they seemed low. Anyone who lives on the North Side knows those areas are more expensive. Those areas are saturated with condos. It depends on how they get their samplings for the median home prices. My experience with Redfin is that their home estimator is usually higher than Zillow or Realtor.com. Keep in mind that the median prices include homes that flippers buy which are of course lower than other sold, turn-key properties.

Jan 10

11 Happy Hour Specials to Try In Chicago Now

PORTAGE PARK— Community Tavern, 4038 N. Milwaukee Avenue

This article has 12 other Chicago locations (Show)

ANDERSONVILLE— Hutch American Kitchen + Bar, 1477 W. Winnemac Avenue

BRIDGEPORT— The Duck Inn, 2701 S. Eleanor Street

DUNNING— Fizz Eatery and Soda Fountain, 7958 W. Belmont Avenue

FULTON MARKET— Regards to Edith, 326 N. Morgan Street

LINCOLN PARK— King Crab House, 1816 N. Halsted Street

The latest iteration of King Crab, back at the original location near the corner of Halsted and Willow, has $4 house wines, $5 draft beers and cocktails — including their Mai Tai.

THE LOOP— Raised, 1 W. Wacker Drive

PILSEN— Alulu Brewpub, 2011 S. Laflin Street

STREETERVILLE— The Albert, inside The Hotel EMC2, 228 E. Ontario Street

WEST LOOP— Bin 36, 161 N. Jefferson Street

WICKER PARK— Black Bull, 1721 W. Division Street

WICKER PARK— Estelle’s, 2013 W. North Avenue

    11 Happy Hour Specials to Try In Chicago Now
    Happy hour specials are important. The discounted prices are a great tool to bring Chicagoans into bars and restaurants no matter the weather. It's been almost three years since state lawmakers legalized happy hour, lifting obsolete restrictions that prevented restaurant and bar owners from offer discounts on alcoholic drinks.
    https://chicago.eater.com

Jan 10

Jan 05

Updated Jan 09

No mail since December 28th?

Anyone noted that there has been no mail delivery in the Jefferson Park area since Dec 28th? I am told that the post office is very short of help. I offered to pick up my mail and was told it would be delivered yesterday. That didn't happen. Wonder how mail can be retrieved at this point.. If you are having a problem, best to contact MIKE QUIGLY at 773-267-5926. You can also contact the post office at 708-667-4696 but they are not very helpful and rather rude.

  • Brushman4 Serving the best since "53"

    Cudos to my mailman Louis he works every day and delivers at about the same time daily. If you have a lady mailperson is she called a femaleman?

  • Gardener Portage Park

    A second shout out to Antonio! He hasn't missed a mail in package delivery through all this frigid weather. We've usually been blessed with mail carriers who are reliable and consistent. We had one carrier, Jeffrey, for years and he became a friend, not just our carrier. And yes, we...

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    A second shout out to Antonio! He hasn't missed a mail in package delivery through all this frigid weather. We've usually been blessed with mail carriers who are reliable and consistent. We had one carrier, Jeffrey, for years and he became a friend, not just our carrier. And yes, we remember our carriers with a holiday day gift, cold water bottles in the heat of summer, a Halloween treat and a "thank you!" if we're outside when he comes by. FYI our mail is delivered out of the Irving Park substation on Cicero near Roscoe.

Dec 31 2014

Updated Jan 05

happy new year!

wishing everyone a safe and good new year!

anyone start on resolutions yet?

  • Good riddance to Jamie Anne...she's done don't ya know?!

    Thin skin much???

  • Giving credit or blame to a president for the state of the economy after one year is not right.

    If Trump's administration is able to sustain key economic factors (DJIA is not one of them) than we can begin to give him credit. But, until next year's State of the...

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    Giving credit or blame to a president for the state of the economy after one year is not right.

    If Trump's administration is able to sustain key economic factors (DJIA is not one of them) than we can begin to give him credit. But, until next year's State of the Union, we will have to see. The DJIA is an economic factor mainly for the upper crust including CEO's of the companies measured via the DJIA. I understand that retirement plans are effected by the DJIA, but that, like the economy is cyclical and factored into your lifetime average including the lean years when you shift your money largely to interest bearing investments.A select few are lucky enough or knowledgeable enough to play the market perfectly. (aka insiders and CEO's)

    Job creation, median income numbers, unemployment rates and interest rates are what effect the commoners like you and me not the DJIA. Giving Obama credit for that yesterday or to Trump today is a red herring.

    Now I will say that, in comparing economic numbers during the Reagan years and the Obama years, the recovery was considerably more sluggish under Obama. Both men inherited a catastrophic economy. While the economy has its own engine, the president's policies can assist in the trend (up or down). The economy has and always will run in cycles.

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

Dec 14

Updated Jan 03

Recommend good local insurance agent?

Can anyone recommend a good local insurance agency for auto and homeowners? Reasonably priced and reliable customer service. Thanks

Jan 01

Updated Jan 03

Giving Thanks for O’Hare Jet Noise 2017

The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) in cahoots with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has increased air traffic,noise and air pollution affecting thousands of families in the way we live, learn, play. Homes bulldozed, forests destroyed, cemeteries relocated for additional runways that affect the quality of life for thousands. Aspects to be thankful for:
- No Rats under the flight paths. Mayor Rahm allocated millions to eradicate rats in parts of Chicago. The communities under the O’Hare Flight paths are...

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The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) in cahoots with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has increased air traffic,noise and air pollution affecting thousands of families in the way we live, learn, play. Homes bulldozed, forests destroyed, cemeteries relocated for additional runways that affect the quality of life for thousands. Aspects to be thankful for:
- No Rats under the flight paths. Mayor Rahm allocated millions to eradicate rats in parts of Chicago. The communities under the O’Hare Flight paths are relatively rat free. Those toxic jet fuel emissions showering our neighborhoods sure do a fine job.
- CDA customer service. CDA police seriously beat a passenger aboard an aircraft for refusal to give up a paid for seat. CDA Commissioner Evans used the treatment of O’Hare community neighbors as examples on how to treat the public.
- O’Hare area Departure Tax. Of the 20 largest cities, Chicago is the only to lose population. As more people leave due to airport pollution and other quality of life issues, Mayor Rahm is instituting a Departure Tax at the airports but on U-Hauls leaving the city.
- FAA, servant of the public. US Rep Steve Lynch dubbed the FAA as the most unresponsive agency in government.
- Lower Property taxes. The Cook county assessor lowered some property assessments due to the effect of aircraft noise on home values. Mayor Rahm then proceeded to increase property taxes for all.
- The O’Hare Noise redistribution program. The CDA and puppet ONCC instituted a runway rotation plan to redistribute night flights over our communities. Now you and your children will know when to expect sleep interruption as opposed to being surprised.
- Loving the IRS. The FAA has beat out the IRS as the most despised federal agency.
-The big engine that couldn't. As O'Hare is touted as the economic engine for the Chicago area, why is it then that local taxes keep rising and services keep getting cut. In the words of many local politicos…Where’s mine.

  • Dan G Scratch and win

    Lol a few more days and I can say farewell to Portshit Park and Chicago.

  • I occasionally hear a jet overhead (and I see them more often), but I get a lot more noise from the streets. Are other blocks so much quieter that the airplane noise is so much more substantial than the cars?

Jan 03

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Dec 12

Updated Jan 02

Demolition of the Brown's Chicken at Lawerence and Central

I drove past the corner of Lawerence and Central and noticed the fencing around the corner. Does anyone Know what is going on?

Dec 21

Updated Jan 02

Senior housing considered for stalled development site at Six Corners where bank was demolished

Senior housing with ground-floor retail and medical uses are being considered for the stalled development site at Six Corners. One preliminary site plan for the 2.7-acre parcel at Milwaukee and Irving shows a 10-story building, but any housing development for the site is expected to undergo several revisions. Alderman John Arena said that any proposal for the former Bank of America property is “speculative” at this time and that discussions with the developer are continuing.
http://nadignewspapers.com/2017/12/21/senior-housing-considered-for-stalled-development-site-at-six-corners/

  • Understood. I don't like Full Circle's position on this issue though. When asked if each resident would be vetted when they turn 18, the answer was 'No'. So, if a 17 year old with a criminal history moves in with the family, they're fine with that. I'm not.

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    Understood. I don't like Full Circle's position on this issue though. When asked if each resident would be vetted when they turn 18, the answer was 'No'. So, if a 17 year old with a criminal history moves in with the family, they're fine with that. I'm not.

    But I'm really not trying to make this another thread about Full Circle. A lot of us here in Jeff Park have all agreed we could use more Senior housing, and we were chastised as racists for it.
    I'm just pointing out the blatant hypocrisy that is being put on the table dressed up like flowers.

  • Jeffrey Littleton Sheridan Park Neighbors Administrator

    Wouldn't someone turning 18 only have a juvenile record to be vetted?

Dec 28

Updated Jan 02

Status of new LED street lights?

Does anyone by chance know when Jefferson Park is slated to get the new LED street lights?

A few weeks ago there was a real windy day and the street pole on the corner (@my handle name ha) fell down.

I was surprised to see it replaced with the same style green metal pole (as a mile east the lights are on aluminum poles) but I digress- I was surprised the hadn’t used this time to add the new LED light pole or same old pole but add the led light in?

* I’m not saying that I am for or agains’t the new LED lights just curious when they are getting phased in.

Thank for your help.

  • Thanks, Brushman4, back at ya.
    A great new years resolution would be if EB members helped answer the Authors questions vs providing personal POVs that really don't have anything to do with the initial ask. Out of 20 comments, I ultimately found the answer for myself. Um, thanks?

    Happy New Year!

  • The project is for four years; do not think they have released details about what areas they are doing first.

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