16 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

16 hours ago

Cleaning Services

Anyone know of any good cleaning/maid services? Just moved into my condo and want to hire a company to come in once a week and do cleaning.

Thanks in advance!

22 hours ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Coyotes

They are here. If you have a small dog, don't leave them unattended. If you walk a big dog be prepared and have some form of defense. Since I believe it's a couple. Now those of you that will freak out, DON'T. I had them on video back on October. They are great,. Great rodent eliminators. God knows we need that here. This neighborhood is infested. Anywhere near Jeff Terminal is REALLY bad. Just be alert, and if you see...

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They are here. If you have a small dog, don't leave them unattended. If you walk a big dog be prepared and have some form of defense. Since I believe it's a couple. Now those of you that will freak out, DON'T. I had them on video back on October. They are great,. Great rodent eliminators. God knows we need that here. This neighborhood is infested. Anywhere near Jeff Terminal is REALLY bad. Just be alert, and if you see one, make noise, yell at them. They will run the other way. Just an FYI. I watched them for over an hour or two around 6 pm Tonite in my alley. Working on my car. They don't want to be around people. So, respect them and rodent problem will be a thing of the past. They can hang in my alley all they want. I welcome them, we need them people, so don't get crazy. Just watch your small animals, as you should in the first place.

  • I live one block away from Gompers Park and we have seen them around here as well. Once I was driving down Pulaski and saw them in Bohemian National Cemetery. (I thought they were dogs at first, and thought "who brings their dogs to a cemetery? LOL)

  • @Alyssa, I had the same experience at Graceland Cemetery. I saw something run by me out of the corner of my eye and thought someone was taking their dog for a walk. Nope, it was a coyote. Apparently a whole pack of them live there and were planted by the city to curb the rat situation.

Jan 14

Updated 18 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

Jan 09

Updated 2 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

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!!!!!!

4 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.

5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Helicopters Harlem Ave ???

Does anyone know what is going on with all the helicopters in the Harlem/Addison area? I heard plenty of sirens as well as helicopters flying above.

Feb 15

Updated 5 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 08

Updated 5 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 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 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 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 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.

Jan 04

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

  • 85% Unemployment? That Can be Fixed by a Box?

    Mrs. Manseau is asking for $314.89:
    My students need card stock, different types of playing cards, buttons, eggs, and tools to help learn the work soft skills they need to get and stay employed!
    Vaughn Occupational High School Comment

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.

Dec 30

Updated Jan 01

A CAT was missing

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Dec 18

Updated Jan 01

Cat lady from.....

Hello neighbors! We have a crazy cat lady on our street. She has at least 10 cats that roam freely. They are a problem. They spray, they get in my garage, they poop in everyone's lawn. I can't open my front door without one trying to run in. I know there are leash laws for dogs but what about cats. I am not the only neighbor upset by all the cats. I've tried talking to the cat lady but she does not care. Will the city come out if I call with a complaint?

  • Spam Alert Don't be selling your used junk up in here, okay?

    "We actually have accounts, photos, etc. from people who have chased TJ from their colonies on private property. Not hearsay. But not enough for anyone to do anything about it. The police are too busy with other issues."

    Puh-leeze. Put up or...well, stop it. You know what? Two people with...

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    "We actually have accounts, photos, etc. from people who have chased TJ from their colonies on private property. Not hearsay. But not enough for anyone to do anything about it. The police are too busy with other issues."

    Puh-leeze. Put up or...well, stop it. You know what? Two people with clipboards came up on my property today for who knows what reason and I sent them on their way with, "No, thank you." I guess I could say I "chased them off my property." I could have called the police, even. Yeah.

    So you mean to say that someone came up on private property setting traps time and time again and no one can be bothered to do anything about it? Hahaha. But you have PROOF!! Sure. Okay, thanks.

  • Alley Cat Allies is a reputable organization that has been around for quite some time. Perhaps they are referring to the TNR cats as having a lifespan of 7 years. Surely they know that a strictly indoor pet cat receiving proper nutrition, veterinary care, etc., can and often does live...

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    Alley Cat Allies is a reputable organization that has been around for quite some time. Perhaps they are referring to the TNR cats as having a lifespan of 7 years. Surely they know that a strictly indoor pet cat receiving proper nutrition, veterinary care, etc., can and often does live almost 3 times that long. One of my cats was 19 years and 9 months old with medical issues that were well maintained over a long period of time. A friend had a kitty that was 26 years old. So, yes, cats can live very nicely well into a ripe old age!

Mar 31

Updated Jan 01

Seeking family for nanny share in Jefferson Park starting Nov 2017

Looking for another family interested in sharing a nanny in the Jefferson Park neighborhood (near Lawrence & Milwaukee) starting in November 2017. We are expecting our first child (a girl) in August and I will be returning to work in November. This commitment would be 5 days/week, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., give or take. We are open to any hosting arrangement (your place, ours, alternating weeks/months) so long as you are close by. Hope to hear from you!

  • Hi There - we are considering nanny share and live at Lawrence and Central. I am also due in August and will be going back to work end of November. Do you have a nanny identified and know what the split cost would be?

  • Hello! I know I'm replying to this extremely late ... but we're moving very close to Lawrence/Central in February and on the off-chance that you didn't find a nanny share partner, Olivia, or have capacity in your share for another child (our son will be 20 months old in February),...

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    Hello! I know I'm replying to this extremely late ... but we're moving very close to Lawrence/Central in February and on the off-chance that you didn't find a nanny share partner, Olivia, or have capacity in your share for another child (our son will be 20 months old in February), I wanted to reply. We currently do a nanny share in Logan Square with our next-door neighbor and the convenience of having something so close by has been wonderful, so we're searching everywhere to find something similar. If you're still looking for child care arrangements or would like to talk about this, I'd love to hear from you. I just now signed up for Every Block, but I believe my settings will allow you to private message me. Thanks, either way, and have a happy new year!

Dec 29

  • Solve the Problem

    Ms. Abarca is asking for $239.67:
    My students need calculators and a calculator storage pocket chart to help them with their math skills
    Portage Park Elementary School Comment

Dec 23

Updated Dec 28

Any recognize this cat?

There's a garfield-looking cat that has been coming by my house for about 8 years or so now (Cullom and Long area.) She likes hanging out in my yard during the day. I've always been reluctant to bring her inside because I believe she's someone's cat. (Well fed, well groomed, when it's cold or wet she doesn't show up etc.)

She stopped coming around right after the time that the trapper was catching cats so I figured her owners were...

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There's a garfield-looking cat that has been coming by my house for about 8 years or so now (Cullom and Long area.) She likes hanging out in my yard during the day. I've always been reluctant to bring her inside because I believe she's someone's cat. (Well fed, well groomed, when it's cold or wet she doesn't show up etc.)

She stopped coming around right after the time that the trapper was catching cats so I figured her owners were keeping her indoors (good.) She's now returned, but looking a bit skinny--she was always very plump. It's odd for cats to lose weight that quickly unless there is a health problem--I tried to feed her, but she's not really interested.

I'm thinking about bringing her inside and possibly to the vet. But before I do that, I wanted to see if anyone knows if she's got an owner in the neighborhood. I tried to put a break-away collar on her that asked for her owner to call me, but she's not having any of that. I have not yet had her checked for a microchip and she is not ear-tipped.

  • Sheri is awesome. She took photos for Famous Fido of the dog I eventually ended up adopting. Then I returned to her studio for new photos a year or two later.

  • Yes, Sheri is wonderful. She helped me with a pregnant cat that showed up at my back door one day. She filled me in on what I needed to know, took the kittens pictures when they were ready to be adopted and posted them on her site. She started her...

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    Yes, Sheri is wonderful. She helped me with a pregnant cat that showed up at my back door one day. She filled me in on what I needed to know, took the kittens pictures when they were ready to be adopted and posted them on her site. She started her own rescue about a year or so ago.

    I'll post flyers in the neighborhood (when it gets a bit warmer) and see if anyone recognizes her. I haven't seen her since my failed attempt at bringing her in but that's pretty typical during the winter.

Dec 25 2015

Updated Dec 28

merry christmas !

merry christmas to all my every block friends.

I wish everyone well, especially those that may be having a difficult time this time of year.

if you received a gift good or bad and would recommend or not recommend you can post it below.

this way all those gift cards or exchanges anyone has to do knows what to spend it on.

  • scain09 Transplant from southside

    I got new socks but no underwear. I guess this pair can last me til next year. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  • well, they ended up taking it back to target, they could not find the receipt, and even though they asked to do an even exchange and just get a different size target gave them 1/2 off credit because of no receipt (which may or may not have been the last sale price) and got me another pair.

Dec 25

Updated Dec 28

  • Flexible Seating Options for Busy Kids

    Ms. M. is asking for $588.71:
    My students need wobble seats and yoga balls to “move,” it will help them to do their best work.
    Portage Park Elementary School
  • Eric Pepeson NW-side deplorable, based-stickman, commie-crusher

    I must be behind in the times

  • millennial classroom....

    girl sitting on the floor when there is a sofa right behind her

    also, I would question why a student would do there best work sitting on something that wobbles.

Dec 19

Updated Dec 27

Neighbor got robbed at gun point in alley.

A male African American robbed one of the neighbors at gun point by Addison and Long on Friday, December 15th around 7:30pm as he was in his garage. I saw the suspect running from the alley in all black crossing Addison going southbound and reported it to the police. The male was about 6ft tall, skinny build, really dark skinned, and in his early 20's. Not sure if the suspect was with others or alone.

Neighbors in the area have said there has been a string of attacks. Please be aware of your surroundings.

  • Dan G Scratch and win

    Don't discredit hyenas like that.

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

    Liberal logic... "So much racism on this thread!" ... says something racist.

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

Dec 24

Updated Dec 25

Looking for a Church on Christmas Eve?

If anyone's looking for a church today, we'd love to welcome you to Park Community Church at Forest Glen. There are services at 10 am and 4:30 pm. The address is at -> 4920 W Foster Ave, Chicago, IL 60630 and you can get more information at parkcommunity.church. This church changed my life and the people are amazing, please come!

    Home
    Find a location, get involved, watch sermons, and learn more about Park Community Church in Chicago.
    https://parkcommunity.church
  • Mass is Catholic, (Anglicans and some Lutherans call their church services Mass as well).

    BTW, most Catholic churches will have Midnight Mass tonight, but some do it earlier now because of the kiddies, like begin at 9pm or 10pm. They don't call it Midnight Mass then, just the Christmas vigil,...

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    Mass is Catholic, (Anglicans and some Lutherans call their church services Mass as well).

    BTW, most Catholic churches will have Midnight Mass tonight, but some do it earlier now because of the kiddies, like begin at 9pm or 10pm. They don't call it Midnight Mass then, just the Christmas vigil, but it is the Christmas mass.

    Most Catholic churches in the archdiocese have web sites and the Mass schedule for Christmas will be posted there, so you can look it up. Also the schedule for Christmas day.

    We would love to see you there. And don't worry, there won't be an earthquake and the ceiling collapse if you haven't been there in ages and you cross the threshold. :-) God will be happy to see you there whatever your status with Him.

    Merry Christmas.

  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    Keep the first six letters in the word Christmas the most important.

Dec 23

Updated Dec 24

Christmas ideas

so I was sitting here thinking of what I would want for Christmas, but probably would not get and was thinking of what may be on other peoples Christmas list.

then I thought, this may be a great way to share ideas of what others may want, but don't know items exist or may give others gift ideas they may not have thought of.

I took the liberty of listing items of various prices, but you can list anything you...

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so I was sitting here thinking of what I would want for Christmas, but probably would not get and was thinking of what may be on other peoples Christmas list.

then I thought, this may be a great way to share ideas of what others may want, but don't know items exist or may give others gift ideas they may not have thought of.

I took the liberty of listing items of various prices, but you can list anything you may want to receive as a gift, also feel free to share gift ideas of what you have bought others that you feel are exceptional.

price should not matter in your listing, but try to list 3 realistic items (not like 3 Lamborghini's) and add a link for easy sharing.

merry Christmas

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Dec 22

Updated Dec 23

Do you know this cat?

We've seen this kitty around the backyard for a few days. Near Berenice and Laramie. Looks well cared for, but is very skittish. I've not been able to get very close. It's about to get VERY cold. Please let us know if this is your cat or you recognize it. Thank you!

  • This cat might also be part of a managed feral cat colony. Try to notice if it's left ear is tipped (the tip will be missing so it's flat across). It can be hard to tell from a distance, though.

  • You can also post this cat on Facebook--Chicago Northside Lost and Found Pets.

Dec 18

Updated Dec 22

Package thief in the area

On saturday i had packages stolen from my front porch shortly after they were delivered. I have video and clear photos of the woman who is stealing packages. I have reported this to the police.
She is between 30-40yo, tall/ thin built, purple long puffer coat, jeans and brown ugg style boots. She has blond colored hair in braids, rolled up in a high bun. She is on foot and is carrying 2 large bags with her. She cases out the house before going back. Be careful with your packages. I doubt im the only one she has stolen from.

  • 4900 W Gunnison, fedex package thief. Stole gift cards within 10minuteabof delivery being used at store. Who knows if it's the same person. (It was my neighbor.)

  • I mean my neighbor was the victim.

Dec 21

Updated Dec 22

Cat found

Found cat on 5400 block of Byron. Friendly, seemed lost. Collar, no tag. Longhaired persian coloring white mouth. Clearly someone's pet. Have photos or proof of ownership to claim.

  • Thanks for taking kitty in and posting. Please post this on Facebook also on Chicago Northside Lost and Found Pets. Also via Pawboost https://www.pawboost.com/. And not everyone is online so make some flyers to post around your neighborhood too.

Dec 14

Updated Dec 22

looking for a tuckpointer

I've been looking for someone to do some basic tuckpointing (install a new window sill, maybe expand/brick over a window or two) for the last month or two now and I cannot seem to get anyone to answer their phone or come do the work. I should have asked on here earlier, but does anyone have a tuckpointer that they recommend? Or even a window company that they could recommend as they maybe able to do the work as well since the windows need replaced.

  • Sol is right, and getting very cold next week. Temps should be 40F+ a the bare minimum, even overnight. Wait til spring

  • Thanks ABC and everyone else. I was hoping to get the little work done this week while it was warmer and push the rest of the work back. The one person I did get ahold of bailed on me last minute though so it'll wait till the next warm patch now. ABC if you want to send me referrals I'd take them. I've got a lot of work (new lentils, attic vents, etc) that I'll need in the next year on top of this silly window sill.

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