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A Topolobampo Veteran is Firing Up Ixcateco Grill in Albany Park

...Topolobampo as his culinary education. On August 5, Ramírez plans to debut Ixcateco Grill (3402 W. Montrose Ave., 773-539-5887), a Mexican restaurant in Albany Park and his first solo venture...

    A Topolobampo Veteran is Firing Up Ixcateco Grill in Albany Park
    "I didn't go to cooking school," says Anselmo Ramírez, citing instead six years at Frontera Grill and seven at Topolobampo as his culinary education. On August 5, Ramírez plans to debut Ixcateco Grill (3402 W. Montrose Ave., 773-539-5887), a Mexican restaurant in Albany Park and his first solo venture.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

Jun 24

Updated 4 hours ago

Lady camped out in the bus shelter on Pulaski at the IP Blue

So for the last three weeks, there has been a woman living in the bus shelter underneath the highway at the IP Blue on Pulaski. I asked her a week and a half ago if she needed help or had somewhere to go as I had noticed her daily and was told to "Shut the F up and leave me alone".

She's still there, daily, morning and night. While I'm not going to begrudge someone's place to sleep or hang...

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So for the last three weeks, there has been a woman living in the bus shelter underneath the highway at the IP Blue on Pulaski. I asked her a week and a half ago if she needed help or had somewhere to go as I had noticed her daily and was told to "Shut the F up and leave me alone".

She's still there, daily, morning and night. While I'm not going to begrudge someone's place to sleep or hang out, it's becoming a nuisance as she's taken over the entire shelter and many elderly people have to stand and wait for the bus, which thanks to the bunching, can take 20-30 minutes sometimes.

Obviously the CTA could give a rip, is this a 311?

  • After she told me directly, she is trying to clean up the underpass because she doesn't want to be like all of the other beggars at the underpass. If they act disabled and beg for money, they can make 100+ in a day, from donations, supposedly.

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    After she told me directly, she is trying to clean up the underpass because she doesn't want to be like all of the other beggars at the underpass. If they act disabled and beg for money, they can make 100+ in a day, from donations, supposedly.

    From what I have gathered, she is having a hard time understanding how inconveniencing people for money is really working out for the others.

    Many of her friends have left her recently and she feels frustrated about this.

    So on top of her issues, she has told me personally that she is also feeling frustrated that the others who are abusing the "system" are getting rewarded.

    Despite not knowing the whole story, I truly believe I can understand where she is coming from as I have never seen her beg or purposefully act disabled for the reward of money.

    Something in my heart wants to truly help her. While she has been confusing at times, I have never felt that she has lied to me or tried to allude to something that is not real to get money.

    Due to this, I really think she is an instance that we should stick behind and help. I really think she has much to offer and most importantly is not lying to anyone in the process. That speaks volumes to me, personally!

  • I just read a story about a boy who wanted to read, but couldn't afford it: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/boy-asks-mailman-junk-mail-books-read_55b6b002e4b0224d88338ba4?cps=gravity_5042_5097642671046205380

    Because of one man willing to help, donations started pouring in from the world!!! Why can't we help the BSL this way, here in our international city of Chicago???

    It's not hard: these are a few things she likes:
    1) http://www.dollartree.com/Food-Snacks-Drinks/Snacks/Crackers/Lance-Nip-Chee-Sandwich-Crackers-6-ct-Packs/1149c1157c1165p296584/index.pro

    2) http://www.dollartree.com/health-beauty/first-aid/Assured-Antibacterial-Wet-Wipes-40-ct-Travel-Packs/591c597c597p341860/index.pro

    3) Water

    And Many More!!! I just want to give her more basic care items that with fund raising she can totally have.

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Updated 11 hours ago

Chicago Police officer injured in Northwest Side crash

The officer’s squad car was involved in a crash about 11:20 p.m. near Montrose and Pulaski, according to preliminary information from police.

    Chicago Police officer injured in Northwest Side crash
    If you need to borrow money, you'd probably go to a bank. But for the wife of one elected official, getting a loan was as easy as tapping into her husband's campaign fund. If you need to borrow money, you'd probably go to a bank.
    http://www.myfoxchicago.com

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Condo Building Going up 3326 W. Irving Park?

Got a notification about a zoning change for this address. Looks to be an empty lot now they are looking to develop into 4-story condo building of 8 units with 9 parking spots. Similar height to the newer condos next door to this address but obviously fewer units.

Glad to see that stretch of Irving Park get another shot in the arm with new residential density.

15 hours ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Intersection of Montrose and Pulaski Closed Wednesday Night

Anyone know what was happening Wednesday 7/29 1130p? Police and Firetrucks all over the place. Had to take sidestreets around the intersection. Police had it completely shut down.

2 days ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Gunshots near Irving and Kimball

Did anyone hear several rounds of gunshots around 10:30 last night? I didn't hear any sirens afterwards, so I'm assuming no one was shot.

  • Woke up several nights by someone shooting fireworks. Guess they don't have to get up in the morning to go to work.

  • After a shooting on our block and a subsequent public meeting with the Police and the Alderman, they all encouraged us to call 911 when in doubt. You can call anonymously if you wish, but don't assume that shots, or what may or may not be shots, have been reported.

18 hours ago

Albany Park Theater Project Stages a Feast of Cuisines and Cultures

In a Lebanese butcher shop on the corner of Kedzie and Leland, Hassan tells us, "Whatever the customer wants, we cut it for them. My customers, I have Arabs, Mexicans, Indians, Pakistanis, Filipinos. Everybody's different."

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

The Albany Park Theater Project stages Feast at the Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St., through August 16. Performances are at varied times Thursday through Sunday with tickets for $10-$25 available online or by calling 312-443-3800. For more information, visit the APTP website.

    Albany Park Theater Project Stages a Feast of Cuisines and Cultures
    Theater Thu Jul 30 2015 Feast, the new production by the Albany Park Theater Project and Goodman Theatre, is indeed a feast of color, sounds, cuisines and ethnicities, celebrating Chicago's diverse food culture. It's totally appropriate that it comes to us from Albany Park, one of Chicago's most diverse neighborhoods.
    http://gapersblock.com

43 hours ago

Updated 20 hours ago

free moving boxes

If anybody is moving, I have a ton of boxes. Let me know. I will be putting them in the alley in the next couple days.

  • Heather C. Dog Lover

    I'm looking for boxes. Could you email me at heat4217@hotmail.com when you plan to put them in the alley?

  • Matthew McLain Health Insurance Broker: get the right plan 4 u!

    I am looking for boxes, as well. I might just need 10-15 or so of various sizes. Let me know when they'll be in the alley and your address please. My email is mmclain5@gmail.com or text me at 312-497-0114. Thank you!

  • Joe

    I'm in if any are left. Send me a PM on everyblock and I can pick them up tonight.

21 hours ago

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6 days ago

Updated 22 hours ago

Litterbugs

A guy we were behing was throwing trash out the window of his car while driving down 3600 W Belle Plaine.. Also seen where someone not only threw their trash but had to tear it into little pieces to make a bigger mess.

  • I'm always seeing the overpopulated house next doors neighbors next open the car door....throw all garbage from inside the car to the curb...then walk through it to go home. The same house is for sale and the front yard has cigarettes, bimbo cake wrappers and fireworks, and little dope ziplocs.

  • Citizen Pain Citizen Pain

    @ miesterburger - you must moonlight as a detective.

6 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Common Sense Gun Laws

Hey Neighbors, if you are tired of not only reading the national news stories, but hearing the local ones so close to home as well, here is the contact page for the National Rifle Association https://www.nraila.org/contact-nra-ila/. Please contact or call them 1-800-672-3888 to ask that they step up and loosen their grip on Congress so we may all live in a safer world.

    NRA-ILA | Contact NRA-ILA
    Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S.
    https://www.nraila.org

2 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Gunshots between 4300 block Ridgeway and Lawndale?

Thought I heard them this morning. 5 shots at about 7ish. Then I just saw the cops there. Anyone know?

  • YMS

    Theres been alot of shootings between Montrose and ridgeway and Irving and central park.

  • Many fail to see any connection with specific residents of specific residences that have government assistance. People that have families, jobs, and responsibilities, aren't sitting in a car on a dark corner smoking a blunt.

24 hours ago

Officer injured after Northwest Side crash

At the intersection of North Pulaski Road and West Montrose Avenue, a vehicle going westbound on Montrose collided with the squad car, according to News Affairs Officer Amina Greer.

    Officer injured after Northwest Side crash
    A Chicago police officer was injured Wednesday night in a car crash in the Mayfair neighborhood, police said. At about 11:20 p.m., the officer was in a squad car going southbound on North Pulaski Road with emergency signals activated.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

24 hours ago

Chicago Officer Hurt In Northwest Side Crash

The officer’s squad car was involved in a crash about 11:20 p.m. near Montrose and Pulaski, police said.

    Chicago Officer Hurt In Northwest Side Crash
    Local CHICAGO (CBS) - A Chicago Police officer was injured in a crash Wednesday night in the Albany Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side. The officer's squad car was involved in a crash about 11:20 p.m. near Montrose and Pulaski, police said. An officer was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, police said.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

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