Nov 16

Updated 25 min ago

Shooting Drake and Cullom

I heard what I counted as 7 shots fired from the direction of Drake and Cullom. Called it in. Cops were on the spot within minutes, shone some light and drove on and then returned later to get run off the property by some trash talking dude.

  • pha que this will appear next to all of your posts

    i thought that too, but i think the address with the hostage situation was a couple blocks north. it would be great if tj gave the cause to raid his house

  • Chris growing up absurd

    Word is TJ is no longer residing on 4200 block Drake, no longer in the immediate area, and that he's been gone for at least 6 weeks now.

38 min ago

Meeting with new Commander of 24th district

Loyola park tonight at 7. With all the violence going on, please attend if you can.

4 hours ago

Updated 49 min ago

Question why would someone get permits after the construction is done?

Just curious as to why someone would get permits for construction work after it was done by my house.

  • robin in WRP Feelin' Feisty

    If the work has been completed, chances are there were fines to go along with those permits

  • If a permit was never obtained where it should have been and the City caught up with the fact, the Dept of Buildings can make you get a permit, and even open things up for inspection. Permit fees are doubled and they take a hard look to be sure the...

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    If a permit was never obtained where it should have been and the City caught up with the fact, the Dept of Buildings can make you get a permit, and even open things up for inspection. Permit fees are doubled and they take a hard look to be sure the work meets the letter of the code. I run across this as an architect. Sometimes an addition is old (one client's addition was from the 1950s) and we wanted to do other work, and the permit had to cover that old addition as well. Kind of messy.

  • They rarely make you tear things down, it's like the old adage "it's easier to ask forgiveness than permission" So if the work is already done, you don't have to wait for permits. There might be fines but they are nominal. Should be higher. I bought a house that had...

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    They rarely make you tear things down, it's like the old adage "it's easier to ask forgiveness than permission" So if the work is already done, you don't have to wait for permits. There might be fines but they are nominal. Should be higher. I bought a house that had work done without permits, I had to go get permits and pay fines even though it wasn't me. I found out how easy it was....by that I mean inexpensive and no one gave me trouble, it *did* take time and hassle running from one place to another as no one ever knew where we were supposed to be.

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3 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Summer school type program needed for 7th grader

I have a friend whose soon to be 8th grade son really struggles in school but particularly in math and science. She would like to enroll him in a summer school type program but can't afford much. Any ideas would be welcomed. They live near Warren park so something close to them would be ideal.

  • robin in WRP Feelin' Feisty

    Has your friend spoken with the school counselor?

  • robin in WRP Feelin' Feisty

    If you're looking for a private tutor, my daughter's friend (graduated from Whitney Young 2 years ago) was tutoring after school at Whitney, and may be interested in doing private tutoring over the summer. Have your friend contact me offlist if she is interested

  • Try Aspire near Montrose and Kedzie. It's kind of new. They are nonprofit help kids with homework and also do therapies for kids with disabilities, autism, Etc. 773.878.7868 Or aspirechicago.com. Good luck math is not easy.

1 hour ago

Business Closed by Order of the Superintendent of Police

This sign was posted yesterday in front of Cafe Del Mundo/Brickhaus Bar and Grill, 3152-54 W Irving Park Rd. It says, "[T]his establishment presents a public safety threat due to a violent offense occurring at this establishment". Does anyone know what happened?

14 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Shooting

Guy shot in a car at Irving park and Drake. Hopefully the gangster corner store closes down. The one with the Audi convertible parked in front

1 hour ago

Drake and Montrose

Too much negative media attention lately is not a good look on Albany Park. I'm just saying :(

1 hour ago

Man in custody after barricade situation in Albany Park

Police responded to a call at about 3:20 a.m. on the 4400 block of North Drake.

1 hour ago

Man in custody after Albany Park barricade situation

...hours Tuesday morning, police said.Police said two brothers got into a fight in the 4400-block of North Drake Avenue. One allegedly shot the other and then locked himself inside an apartment around 3 a...

2 hours ago

Obeservations

Ive noticed gangs around the neighborhood . On drake and wilson , i.noticed in a gang way it says "4ch"
Also on sunny side kimball are another gang .

2 hours ago

Police Respond to Barricade Situation in Albany Park

Officers responded around 3:20 a.m. to the 4400 block of North Drake Avenue, police said. Details surrounding the situation were not immediately available, but an HBT response, which stands for Hostage-Barricade-Terrorism, was called, according to authorities.

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The Chicago Transit Authority said no. 78 Montrose buses were being temporarily rerouted in both directions via Montrose, Pulaski, Elston, Irving Park and Kimball.  

2 hours ago

Police activity closes Montrose Avenue in Albany Park

...Tuesday morning.The Chicago Police Department Hostage Barricade Team is on the scene in the 4400-block of North Drake.The CTA said 78 Montrose buses are temporarily rerouted in both directions.Police have not...

3 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Police respond to barricade situation in Albany Park

Officers responded to the 4400 block of North Drake Avenue about 3:20 a.m. and called for an HBT response, police said, citing preliminary information. HBT stands for Hostage-Barricade-Terrorism incident.

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39 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Finally Hung My First DIY Planter.

Just sharing a bit of good Albany Park vibe. Just worked on a little DIY project. A cheapie IKEA mixing bowl, couple of lengths of chains and S-Hooks that I got from the Ace Hardware on Lawrence and I have a new planter that matches my lanterns and I only broke one nail. It was super easy and fast. If you have a drill, some cheapie drill bits and a cup of water, you can do it. I am going...

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Just sharing a bit of good Albany Park vibe. Just worked on a little DIY project. A cheapie IKEA mixing bowl, couple of lengths of chains and S-Hooks that I got from the Ace Hardware on Lawrence and I have a new planter that matches my lanterns and I only broke one nail. It was super easy and fast. If you have a drill, some cheapie drill bits and a cup of water, you can do it. I am going to make two more to flank it. I am trying my hand at herb gardening using them, but considering my attempt at growing grass (emptying a bag of grass seeds over the bald spots in the yard and doing a quick rain dance), the chance of good results are iffy. I planted cilantro, basil and parsley in the same pot. By "planted" I poured half a bag of potting soil in it, empty three seed packets out, stir the seeds and dirt with my hands a little bit, pour rest of bag over seeds, pour cup of water on dirt. Sounds about right, yah?

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