2 days ago

Updated 53 min ago

Lawsuit to stop 16-story building challenges project’s zoning; JPNA raising funds for legal costs

Lawsuit to stop planned 16-story building in Jefferson Park was discussed at the Jefferson Park Neighborhood Association meeting. The lawsuit claims that the building and its parking garage would worsen traffic near the CTA Terminal. The building would be located on what is essentially a side street, according to the lawsuit.
Alderman Arena has said that more density is needed in the area to help revitalize the business district. The JPNA has a general policy of opposing up-zonings.
http://nadignewspapers.com/2018/02/21/fundraiser-set-lawsuit-planned-16-story-building-jefferson-park/

    Fundraiser set for lawsuit against planned 16-story building in Jefferson Park -
    by BRIAN NADIG A lawsuit against the planned 16-story building in Jefferson Park and school funding concerns were discussed at the Jan. 31 meeting of the Jefferson Park Neighborhood Association.
    http://nadignewspapers.com
  • joanie 20+ year Resident of Jefferson Park

    Don't want any high rises in Jefferson Park. If Hairbrained and Arena want these hideous buildings, put them south of Montrose in Portage Park proper.

  • Anthony Harebrained Portage Park Young Blood

    The future residents of this building are so lucky. They get to walk next door to hit up Lake Effect's future taproom. Today I had to walk 3 whole blocks!

7 hours ago

February 23, 2018 Update

On Friday, March 2 at 5:00 pm, join Jefferson Park Forward and Lake Effect Brewing Company for a special beer release party. Their inaugural collaboration will be at Windsor Tavern, 4530 N. Milwaukee.

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.

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...

Fri., Mar 2, 3 pm,Josi’as Frozen Yogurt Cafe, 4032 N. Milwaukee. As if you needed an excuse to eat froyo, well now you have one! A portion of all frozen yogurt purchases will benefit St. John’s Lutheran School during the St. John’s Lutheran School Family Night. More info:online. Cost of purchases. 

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...from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm in the Irving Park Lutheran Church gym, 4057 N. Harding. Tickets cost $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and teens, $5 for kids ages 3...

...historic details to the former Jefferson Park firehouse, which sits on the southeast corner of Ainslie and Lipps. Lake Effect would be the ground-floor tenant, brewing beer on-site and offering a...

Lake Effect has become a neighborhood fixture since opening at 4727 W. Montrose Ave. in 2011, notably brewing 45th Ward Pale Ale using hops grown within the ward. They...

Please join me for a community meeting at 6:30 pm on Thursday, March 8, in King’s Hall (3rd floor) at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence, to learn more.

Join Keeler Gardens, 3631 N. Keeler, for an afternoon of flowers and foliage on Saturday, March 10, from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm.

I’m pleased to announce that the first phase of construction of a new annex space at Prussing Elementary, 4650 N. Menard, began this Thursday.The new annex is expected to be completed by November this year.

In fall 2017, a new turf field was installed at Hitch Elementary, 5625 N. McVicker. The new fields at Schurz High School and Farnsworth Elementary are well underway, with draft designs presented to the Farnsworth community just this week.

The final auction will take place on Saturday, March 10, from 7-11 p m at Biagio, 4242 N. Central. Buy your early bird tickets onlineor in person before February 24.

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.

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.

Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett

Mather’s – Portage Park, 3235 N. Central

Mathers – Norwood Park, 7134 W. Higgins

Sat., Feb 24, 8-11 am, Community First Medical Center, 5645 W. Addison. Come for your Cardiac Check-Up. Cholesterol screenings, blood glucose, body mass index, osteoporosis screenings...

Sat., Feb 24, 7:30 pm, St. Bartholomew, Krueger Hall, 4910 W. Addison.The Mikey O’Comedy show will host a Stand Up for St. Barts!fundraiser. Enjoy...

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, 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 28, 7 pm, Portage Park Senior Center, 4100 N. Long.Learn what you can do about crime during the1624 beat meeting. Find your beat at the45th ward map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

Sat., Mar 3, 6:30-11 pm, Klairmont Kollections, 3111 N. Knox. Support a local school while enjoying dinner, music, dancing, vintage car viewing, raffles, and a silent auction at the St. Viator Spring Soiree. Tickets: online.$85.

Sun., Mar 4, 5-10 pm, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox.Celebrate St. Patrick’s with the 11th annualWearing of the Green Dance; the official kick...

Tue., March 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.

Sun., March 11, 8 am-1:30 pm, St. Robert Bellarmine Church, Kernaghan Hall (basement), 4646 N. Austin. St. Robert Bellarmine and St. Cornelius Boy Scout troops will be hosting their 16th Annual...

Mon., March 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. More info: online. Free.

Tue., March 13, 7 pm, Oriole Park, 5430 N. Olcott.Lean what you can do about crime during the1613 beat meeting Find your beat at the45th Ward beat map. More info: 312-742-4521.Free.

Tue., March 13, 7 pm, Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1731 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 45th Ward beat map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Wed., March 14, 7 pm, Athletic Field Park, 3546 W. Addison. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1732-1733 beat meeting. Find your beat at the45th Ward beat map. More info: 312-742-4588.Free.

Sun., March 18, 10 am-2 pm,Copernicus Center, Annex Space, 5214 W. Lawrence. TheJefferson Park Sunday Market continues in the annex space at the Copernicus Center. There is even a cash bar to make those brunches a little more interesting this winter. Cost of purchases. 

Sun., March 18, 2 pm, Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding.The Irving Park Fine Arts Committee presents Ling’s Classical Strings.Free.

Wed., March 21, 7 pm, 16th District Police Station, Community Room, 5151 N. Milwaukee. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1623 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 45th Ward beat map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

Wed., March 21, 7 pm, 17th District Police Station, Community Room, 4650 N. Pulaski. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1722-1723 beat meeting. Find your beat at the45th Ward beat map. More info: 312-742-4588.Free.

    February 23, 2018 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Join your friends and neighbors for Carlson Community Services' 6th annual Soup & Bread event. Escape winter hibernation and enjoy samples of hearty soups from neighborhood cooks and restaurants, including Bread & Wine, Bourgeois Pig, RedlandsGrill, Tre Kronor, Chef Ed Gardner, and more.
    http://ward45.org

8 hours ago

    Plans for former Jefferson Park Firehouse include brewery and apartments
    by BRIAN NADIG A redevelopment proposal for the approximately 112-year-old former firehouse in Jefferson Park calls for two floors to be added to the two-story building, with a brewery on the ground floor and nine apartments above. "I am pleased to announce an exciting development proposal for one of the oldest remaining firehouse buildings in the city.
    http://nadignewspapers.com

Jun 16

Updated 9 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
  • How do i get in on 30% of my income for housing?

    If I had that available to me, I could actually afford a reasonable car payment to get to my job safely instead of driving my 2003 vehicle that's on life support.

  • @cubshawkbears, my car is early 90's so I feel your pain, I call it "the crate"

36 hours ago

Alderman John Arena shared Jefferson Park For...

Did somebody say beer? Mark your calendar for a special beer release party on March 2, from 5-8 pm at Windsor Tap, 4530 N. Milwaukee. This is a unique collaboration between Jefferson Park Forward and Lake Effect Brewing Company LLC to scale up home brewer Phil Collin's "Sheehan's Farmhouse Ale" recipe for local distribution. Read more about this exciting endeavor at: https://www.jeffersonparkforward.org/jpf-beer/

    Sheehan's Coming!
    Join JPF for the release of our first Jefferson Park Forward beer! Created by JPF member, Phil Collins, and brewed by JPF business member Lake Effect...
    https://www.facebook.com

3 days ago

Updated 39 hours ago

Doorbell Ringing Near Milwuakee and Kildare

Has anyone's doorbells been ringing from 1 am to for 4 am lately? My family and I are quite worried about this incident. There was no banging of doors, but the doorbells were just at it.

  • Has this happened more than once? Do you have a wireless doorbell? After I installed one I bought at Home Depot, my doorbell would ring but there’d be no one on my porch. I was perplexed for months until I noticed that every time this happened there was someone at the door on my neighbor’s porch across the street. Their wireless doorbell was apparently set to the same frequency so whenever someone pushed their doorbell, it rang at my house.

  • Same here with the wireless doorbell. We had to finally get rid of ours, after we realized it rang everytime there was someone at the door of the house across the street from us. Hope that is all it is for you. If not, I would be installing cameras.

Feb 16

Updated 40 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.

  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    I went by whats left of the colony theatre at 59th and Kedzie the top of the marquee has small plants growing out of at

  • Silent film "Man From Beyond" about Houdini is playing at City News this Friday, including the organist. Free show.

45 hours ago

Feb 11

Updated 2 days ago

Dibs

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

  • So glad the pouring rain today is not snow.... I can't stand any more bickering about dibs... :-)

  • What's wrong with lawn chairs on the parkway? That way when it gets warmer, you can sit out there and watch people throw real garbage on the street- you know, fast food bags, wrappers, cups, etc.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

    Police honor two men for their heroics; 16th District getting 10 more officers in March -
    by BRIAN NADIG The 16th (Jefferson Park) Police District Advisory Committee at its Feb. 15 meeting honored two residents for their heroic actions, and it was announced that the district is being assigned 10 new officers.
    http://nadignewspapers.com
  • Good to know the 16th is getting its staff replaced. Great to honor those who serve. Go CPD!!

    Hey, nice looking 4-story building in that OP photo. Good example of how '4-stories or less' helps keep Jefferson Park beautiful (we want height restrictions, Arena).

  • Brushman4 Serving the best since "53"

    NW-Sider you really didn't read the Nadig article did you?

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Rep. Martwick's stand on 5150 N/W Highway

I can't believe that Rep. Martwick is staying neutral on this. I hear the reason is he doesn't want to interfere with Alderman Arena. We all know that Martwick is friends with him and he and Arena's wife play in a band. There are over 6K signature's against this project and he is neutral? TAKE A STAND MARTWICK!!!!

4 days ago

Dog poop

Are u kidding? What right do you have to call people animals. We all have people that are " animals " in our neighborhoods. Some more than others. Really everyblock? Very surprised you would evenk print something like that.

May 11

Updated 5 days ago

    Ald. Arena pledges to bring 50 CHA units to the ward
    by BRIAN NADIG Alderman John Arena (45th) has pledged to bring 50 Chicago Housing Authority-sponsored apartments to the 45th Ward by the end of his term in the spring of 2019. Arena and six other aldermen recently signed the pledge as part of an effort that they say will help end segregation on the North and Northwest Side.
    http://nadignewspapers.com
  • Affordable housing is a necessary public good. To think otherwise is short sighted.

  • OParker Native Chicagoan

    My primary issues remain population density and structure height.

6 days ago

Updated 5 days 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

Feb 16

Updated 6 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.

Feb 15

Updated 6 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.

6 days ago

Feb 01

Updated Feb 15

Is Sears store six corners closing?

A friend went to Sears and a worker said they are closing soon. Is this true

  • Merchandising 101 – Sale Pricing

    Let’s say you own a store and receive some new clothing. You determine that the best price for them is $40 so of course you put them on the rack priced at $100 and sell none.

    A week later you mark them down 20% to...

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    Merchandising 101 – Sale Pricing

    Let’s say you own a store and receive some new clothing. You determine that the best price for them is $40 so of course you put them on the rack priced at $100 and sell none.

    A week later you mark them down 20% to $80 and sell a few.

    At the end of the month it is 33% off and sales start to pick up.

    2 weeks later it is marked at half off and for $50 they really start flying out of the store.
    Finally they are on clearance at 60% off and you sell the rest at the $40 price you really wanted to sell them at.

    Across town a similar store receives the same blouses and puts them on the rack for $40. 6 months later almost none are sold and they are returned to the supplier or trashed.

    Fantasy? Nope, in the 1990’s Sears came up with the “Everyday Low Pricing” deal and priced everything in the store at the base price which meant that there were no longer any sales. The result was a disaster. Fortunately Sears was huge at the time so it weathered the storm and went back to sale pricing.

    About 4 years ago JC Penny hired Ron Johnson who had the same idea to end sales and lower prices and almost drove the company into bankruptcy. It is still trying to recover.

    So if you are in the low end (WalMart, Ross) then low prices will work. But if you are in the middle to high end then it will kill you. No one calls their friend and say, “I paid full price for it.” They want to brag that they are real shoppers and got a great deal. They do not buy things for $40 they buy things for 60% off, even if it is the same amount.

  • Brushman4 Serving the best since "53"

    @DianeW I of retail was in Penneys today and in the Menswear Dept. a lot of winter coats and such are 60% to 70% off of the retail price. Now at this point in the season is the time to buy winter coats, you will get a much better price than in September!

Feb 11

Updated Feb 15

Dibs

We do it because we took the time to shovel to get cars out. If people like you would be considerate and NOT PARK there we would have to it.

  • That simply is not true the spot in front of your home is yours because if it is then I am getting pushed around my neighbor parks there all the time and I actually park in front of his home. I have never heard that before. I will have to...

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    That simply is not true the spot in front of your home is yours because if it is then I am getting pushed around my neighbor parks there all the time and I actually park in front of his home. I have never heard that before. I will have to call 311 and ask them that one and I know they are going to more than likely think it’s a prank call. I wish it would be true though that would be awesome I would get a sign with my name on it how great that would be (Apples parking only all others will be towed or ticketed) 👍🏽🤪👍🏽

  • As for my work they do shovel the lot however it is a small lot and if maintence is gone for the day if I stay later I have had to shovel it out when it has been a heavy snowfall .... I should put a “dib” in that spot
    Next time my coworkers may go for it 🤦🏻‍♀️

Feb 13

Updated Feb 15

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.

Feb 15

    NEIU talk features Woodward, Bernstein -
    Journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, whose reporting on the Watergate scandal in the 1970s led to the resignation of former President Richard Nixon, blasted President Donald Trump and discussed investigative reporting and the media during a talk at NEIU
    http://nadignewspapers.com

Feb 14

Updated Feb 15

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

Feb 15

Feb 13

Updated Feb 14

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!

Feb 14

Valentine's Day

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

    Home page
    http://www.faf.ae

Feb 10

Updated Feb 14

Why is Dibs a thing ?

Why is it so that is now an unwritten rule that people can put their furniture to reserve public property ? We all know that we can't all do that, and it's always the same people, the folks that feel like they are entitled to things. We got like 1 foot of snow, nobody has shoveled the street, all the spots are their due to cars that were there during the snowfall, yet immediately 5-6 spots had furniture on them....

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Why is it so that is now an unwritten rule that people can put their furniture to reserve public property ? We all know that we can't all do that, and it's always the same people, the folks that feel like they are entitled to things. We got like 1 foot of snow, nobody has shoveled the street, all the spots are their due to cars that were there during the snowfall, yet immediately 5-6 spots had furniture on them.
It amazes me that some people think that only because they put a chair on the street I will park a block away from my house when I get back from work. This might've been an OK practice back in the day when most people had decent values, but nowadays you only get the douche-bags in society abuse these thoughtless, unwritten rules.
I don't understand why the city can't start enforcing the actual regulations and toss furniture off public property and issue litter tickets to people that won't comply.
And yes, I can kinda understand it if we got the same blizzard as several years ago, but for 1 foot of snow...seriously ? Just park like the rest of your neighbors and if you have to shovel for 5 min - big deal...

Feb 11

Updated Feb 13

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.

Jan 05

Updated Feb 13

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.

  • ingleaccident citizen

    Frequent "no-hitters" on the 5800 block of West Wilson. Example: December 26. No delivery yesterday Feb 12 (NO, Lincoln Bday is not a Federal / Postal holiday). Other dates too. The next day piles may be delivered. Online complaining via USPS worthless. Likewise, do not attempt to telephone the Lawrence...

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    Frequent "no-hitters" on the 5800 block of West Wilson. Example: December 26. No delivery yesterday Feb 12 (NO, Lincoln Bday is not a Federal / Postal holiday). Other dates too. The next day piles may be delivered. Online complaining via USPS worthless. Likewise, do not attempt to telephone the Lawrence Ave Post Office. No one answers and some numbers posted online are out of service. In person complaints will result in the standard evasions. When I requested a repair of an out of service letterbox the postmaster gave me a scrap of paper with a phone number on it. Typical bureaucratic attitude of 'its not my job' or "not my department". Trying to lament the neoliberal imperative to privatization, but poor service like the USPS seems to justify the trend....

  • Best way to get results when there is a mail problem is to contact Mike Quigley office at 773-267-5926

Feb 09

Updated Feb 13

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 08

Updated Feb 13

Donnie Dibs to Visit Chicago

He's been staying away all winter but the Prince of Dibs is due to visit the side streets of Chicago this weekend. Will his visit be welcomed or met with protest?

  • Brushman4 Serving the best since "53"

    As the Church lady would say "isn't that special"?

  • I guy that lived on our block would block you in the summer and water your car. Some people.

Feb 11

Updated Feb 13

Dibs

Well here's the thing I am 65 shoveled out my spot and have one car not 5 or 6 like many so I think it only fair the city does give you a warning and th garbage men will pick up stuff on the street after a resonable amount of time I do have a garage but no way I could get through the alley I would rather be in the garage so I did not also have to clean off my car plus I ran my snow blower down my whole block so my parking spot is my reward

  • i know what you mean about the alley, the ruts are so bad people are always getting stuck, plus there is no where to put the snow, esp. if you are in the middle of the block.
    You think the city could eventually go plow thru the alley in snow storms over 8".

  • Brushman4 Serving the best since "53"

    The city says no plowing of alleys, because doing so would collapse garage doors! Just hire someone with a backhoe and open trailer and have them haul the snow out of there.

Feb 12

Updated Feb 13

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 13

  • St John Lutheran School reviewed by a parent

    St. John's is a great school in our community. It's encouraging to see so many people working together for the children, families, and people in the community. The teachers are wonderful and they create a positive & safe atmosphere for students. I am excited to see what our future holds as we are transitioning into new leadership. Our family feels blessed to be a part of the St. John's family!

    St John Lutheran School (4939 West Montrose Avenue) Published on GreatSchools February 12, 2018 Comment

Feb 07

Updated Feb 10

Mystery Book Club (?)

Hi
Is anyone interested in a Mystery Book Club? We could meet every month or every six weeks. And we could, if possible, meet at local facilities like Jefferson Park Library, coffee shops, it’ll help create revenue for that business and allow us to meet our local business owners and neighbors. I’ll look into more if there are those of you who would like to do this.
I wanted to know if there is interest before I pursue details. No interest, no problem.
Thanks. I’ll be checking.

Feb 10

  • St John Lutheran School reviewed by a parent

    Excellent school! Teachers genuinely care for students, promote a safe environment and create a family-feel environment. I have children in 1st grade and PreK and have been very happy with the teachers! My kids love going to school and that makes me happy!

    St John Lutheran School (4939 West Montrose Avenue) Published on GreatSchools February 8, 2018 Comment

Feb 06

Updated Feb 08

    25 fewer units planned for Northwest Hwy project but still 7 stories |
    by BRIAN NADIG The number of apartments in a controversial mixed-income housing proposal for Jefferson Park has been reduced from 100 to 75, but the building would remain seven stories. Developer Full Circle Communities recently filed an application for low-income housing tax credits with the Illinois Housing Development Authority.
    http://nadignewspapers.com
  • interesting how ryan ritcher, is laying low on this topic...

    a person that is in support of density.

    they only reason I could thing of him not chiming in is because he knows the situations leading up to this where shady and he wants no part of it... smart guy.

  • correction

    "the only reason I could think of him not chiming in, is because he knows the situations leading up to this were shady and he wants no part of it... smart guy."

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 28

Updated Feb 06

Fat Tuesday Paczki

There's good and not so good, depending on the source. Where's your favorite Paczki from?
We got Paczki from Jewel (Central/Lawrence), Forest View Bakery (6454 N Milwaukee), and Ideal Pastry (4655 N. Milwaukee). Those from Jewel were bad--really bad; the sticker on them says "Clyde's Donuts." Forest View Bakery's Paczki are melt-in-your-mouth delights! Ideal Pastry's Paczki is also pretty good, and slightly doughy.

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 06

Updated Feb 06

Fat Tuesday is Feb 13 -- a.k.a. Paczki Day!

Some EB Neighbor's Paczki favorites as shared last year:
Oak Mill Bakery (Niles)
Allegretti's Bakery (Norridge; *cannoli flavor filling got raves)
Forest View Bakery (Norwood Pk)
House of Cakes (Norwood Pk)
Sweet World Pastry (Jefferson Pk)
Chicago Sweet Connection Bakery (Jefferson Pk)
Delightful Pastries (Portage Pk)
Reuter's Bakery (Elmwood Pk)
Enjoy!

Feb 06

  • St John Lutheran School reviewed

    Overall did not feel welcomed when I did the visited the school. Decided to attend a volleyball game to see what kind of "team-spirit" and "community" there was. To my disappointment I saw a confrontation which was very disturbing and decided not to enroll my children there. Later to find out through another parent at the school that the first grade teacher was the one I saw involved in the confrontation. No THANK YOU!

    St John Lutheran School (4939 West Montrose Avenue) Published on GreatSchools February 5, 2018 Comment

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.

Oct 24 2016

Updated Feb 05

Norridge Theater

Did anyone else hear that Norridge Theaters are going to open soon?

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