2 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Kedzie and Wilson crime scene

Anyone know what the area in front of McDonalds is taped off with "forensic service" van, cops, etc. It's easy to make an assumption, but wondering if anyone has actual info. Thanks

  • @ Joan - That is what the police said on the scanner as the events occurred. I began listening after I heard the shot outside at Cullom and Whipple. The second shooting happened literally moments later, so the officers speculated that they were related. The offenders also had the same...

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    @ Joan - That is what the police said on the scanner as the events occurred. I began listening after I heard the shot outside at Cullom and Whipple. The second shooting happened literally moments later, so the officers speculated that they were related. The offenders also had the same description. Young Hispanic male ocupants of the vehicle. First whiteness at Whipple described the car as a black Buick. Second group on Kedzie described it as a black Toyota with an Uber sticker. Hard to say if it was the same car with a difference in make/model report, or a different car altogether.

  • Savages.

29 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Loose dog

Hello neighbors! There's a family in my neighborhood that often lets their dog sit on the porch with them unrestrained. When I walk my dogs past this dog runs off the porch, slips through the fence and will bark and growl at my dogs while running at them. Owners are less than responsive and getting their dog back into their possession, often not even leaving the porch and calling the dogs name. Any suggestions on what I can do? They don't seem to understand English, I dont don't speak Spanish and I am getting very frustrated with my dogs being upset with this

  • That doesn't really address the issue of these irresponsible pet owners Jimmy.

  • Chigirl Albany Parker

    Call the police and change your route. Here's my take on it - if these people are this irresponsible, this dog is not being well taken care of. And now that you're on alert I would definitely not be walking near this house.

9 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Rooster living in a van down by the river

Ok, so he is not living in a van, but he is most certainly living by the river. A month or so ago someone posted about a rooster hanging out by the walking bridge by Carmen and Albany and it was implied that he was rescued but it has become apparent that this is not the case. It appears our feathered friend has made this area his home. We were awakened by him several times but couldn't spot him until...

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Ok, so he is not living in a van, but he is most certainly living by the river. A month or so ago someone posted about a rooster hanging out by the walking bridge by Carmen and Albany and it was implied that he was rescued but it has become apparent that this is not the case. It appears our feathered friend has made this area his home. We were awakened by him several times but couldn't spot him until last week. He has taken to hanging out in our neighbors yard and they have been giving him corn and millet and he uses their garden bedding, and we have been giving him carrots and bananas. However, he doesn't have real shelter (though he seems to go under the bridge when it rains)and neither of us wants a pet rooster. In the past post someone mentioned a bird sanctuary that could be called but I can't find the post. I was thinking that a farm might take him? If anyone has any contacts or ideas please share so we can get this guy some help. He is unapproachable by the way; he hustles away and has been staying in trees out of our reach. He is still healthy but I would imagine he will not survive another cold snap.

  • Chigirl Albany Parker

    Aww. Thanks for reaching out. Hopefully someone had some knowledge on this. Until you can find a farm or sanctuary, do you think you can setup a tarp with some straw inside? That would help in the meantime and wouldn't be expensive.

4 days ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Moving to albany park

Im considering a move to albany park/ravenswood manor west of the river near kedzie and montrose. how is the area? crime? I heard there are a couple of rough shooting type bars on kedzie at montrose and another at iriving and kedzie.

  • chicurt castle dweller

    "Ground Zero"

  • all these thoughtful responses, and that link answers your question?

    methinks you either dont live here or dont know much about chicago.

    west of kedzie can get dicey, but sunnyside east of kedzie is a very desirable section of the city.

6 hours ago

Artes marciales en defensa de los discapacitados

-Dirección: 3725 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago

    Artes marciales en defensa de los discapacitados
    CHICAGO - El maestro y Salón de la Fama de Kung-Fu, Blas Hernández, es toda una institución en Chicago. Llegó a la Ciudad de los Vientos en 1991 desde su natal Monterrey, México, y desde entonces se ha convertido en todo un referente de la comunidad latina de Chicago.
    http://www.vivelohoy.com

9 hours ago

Tour Chicago's Foodie Neighborhoods during Restaurant Week

3402 W. Montrose Avenue

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1960 N. Damen Avenue

1462 E. 53rd Street

2824 W. Armitage Avenue

1227 W. 18th Street

    Tour Chicago's Foodie Neighborhoods during Restaurant Week
    Posted on January 17, 2017 at 12:23PM by Amy Bizzarri Chicago Restaurant Week is the perfect excuse to head out to one of Chicago's vibrant, foodie neighborhoods. In locales from Albany Park to West Town, over 350 Chicago restaurants are participating in Restaurant Week from January 27 to February 9, 2017 - making this the perfect opportunity to taste test through neighborhoods you haven't yet had a chance to explore.
    http://www.choosechicago.com

3 days ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Fines for recycling errors.

Read an article that if you put something that shouldn't be in your recycling bin you could be fined. If they don't want pizza boxes are you supposed to wash out containers before you put them in recycling?

  • My building's recycling containers are in a great location for random passersby to throw stuff in, and we got a $250 fine from the city for plastic. Myself and the rest of the residents in my building are diligent about only putting recyclables in it, but unfortunately we can't keep others from tossing whatever they want in it.

  • Engine fluids can be dropped off at any auto supply store.

37 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Person shot by off-duty police sergeant in Albany Park

...p.m., the officer was with a group of people on the street in the 4600-block of North Kedzie. A confrontation started between the group and a passing dark-colored sedan, said Anthony Guglielmi...

    Person shot by off-duty police sergeant in Albany Park
    One person is wounded after an off-duty Chicago police sergeant fired his weapon Sunday night in the Albany Park neighborhood, police said. At about 7:30 p.m., the officer was with a group of people on the street in the 4600-block of North Kedzie.
    http://abc7chicago.com

41 hours ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Off-Duty Chicago Police Officer Fires Shots In Albany Park

...19th District sergeant was walking with several friends about 7:30 p.m. in the 4500 block of North Kedzie when a group of people in a dark-colored vehicle pulled up and instigated an...

    Off-Duty Chicago Police Officer Fires Shots In Albany Park
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Police are investigating whether a male was wounded when an off-duty police sergeant fired shots during an altercation Sunday evening in the Northwest Side Albany Park neighborhood. The 19th District sergeant was walking with several friends about 7:30 p.m.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

  • Terrible reporting by CBS. When I heard the first shot fired at Whipple and Cullom, I turned on the police scanner and heard the whole thing transpire. Shots were fired at the off duty CPD. He did not shoot because they flashed a gun. Furthermore, the GSW was to the...

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    Terrible reporting by CBS. When I heard the first shot fired at Whipple and Cullom, I turned on the police scanner and heard the whole thing transpire. Shots were fired at the off duty CPD. He did not shoot because they flashed a gun. Furthermore, the GSW was to the head. Not the shoulder. He had a cracked skull from the bullet. The neighborhood needs media to report what really happened, and not he-said she-said versions. This is exactly why people unsupportive of police force. Your article portrays the officer as firing shots without an attack. Not what happened!

  • LadyHawk justdointheright35thward

    He deserves a medal for bravery and valor!! Good riddance to pond scum. Is the "POOR VICTIM" still alive? If so darn it!! BULLSEYE!! WOOHOO!! 1 down 2 million to go.

  • Better reporting today. Looks like it's accurately reported now that they fired at the officer first, and he returned fire. I think there's also a video from a nearby business that was helpful.

37 hours ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Recommendations

Hi neighbors! We are looking to redo/finish our basement. Can anyone recommend a good, trustworthy general contractor or home improvement company? Thanks so much!

15 hours ago

2 charged in shooting involving off-duty Chicago police sergeant

...they shot at an off-duty police sergeant and his friends at the intersection of Wilson and Kedzie. The sergeant pulled out his gun and returned the fire...

3131-3199 W. Wilson Ave.

    2 charged in shooting involving off-duty Chicago police sergeant
    CHICAGO -- Two men have just been charged in a shooting involving an off-duty Chicago police sergeant Sunday night. Juan Ramirez and Fernando Brieto Solano are charged with attempted murder. Ramirez also faces weapons charges. A surveillance camera caught the shooting near a McDonald's.
    http://wgntv.com

15 hours ago

2 charged in Albany Park shooting involving off-duty police sergeant

...off-duty officer was walking with two other men, ages 43 and 45, in the 4600-block of North Kedzie Avenue just before 7:25 p.m. when a when a confrontation started between them and...

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Brieto-Solano, of the 2700-block of North Major Avenue, was charged with attempted first-degree murder.Police said Juan Ramirez, 26, was also inside...

    2 charged in Albany Park shooting involving off-duty police sergeant
    Two men were charged Tuesday in connection with a shooting involving an off-duty Chicago police sergeant on the city's Northwest Side. Police said the off-duty officer was walking with two other men, ages 43 and 45, in the 4600-block of North Kedzie Avenue just before 7:25 p.m.
    http://abc7chicago.com

16 hours ago

2 Charged After Exchanging Gunfire With Off-Duty Sergeant In Albany Park

About 7:30 p.m., the Town Hall District sergeant was walking with several friends in the 4500 block of North Kedzie when Brieto-Solano and Ramirez pulled up in a dark-colored vehicle and an argument ensued, police said.

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Brieto-Solano and Ramirez, who both live in the 2700 block of North Major, are scheduled to appear in bond court Tuesday.

    2 Charged After Exchanging Gunfire With Off-Duty Sergeant In Albany Park
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Two men have been charged after an exchange of gunfire with an off-duty Chicago Police sergeant left one of the men wounded Sunday evening in the Northwest Side Albany Park neighborhood. Fernando Brieto-Solano, 22, and 26-year-old Juan Ramirez each face one felony count of first-degree attempted murder, according to Chicago Police.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

16 hours ago

2 charged after exchanging gunfire with CPD sergeant on NW Side

About 7:30 p.m., the Town Hall District sergeant was walking with several friends in the 4500 block of North Kedzie when Brieto-Solano and Ramirez pulled up in a dark-colored vehicle and an argument ensued, police said.

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Brieto-Solano and Ramirez, who both live in the 2700 block of North Major, are scheduled to appear in bond court Tuesday.

    2 charged after exchanging gunfire with CPD sergeant on NW Side
    Two men have been charged after an exchange of gunfire with an off-duty Chicago Police sergeant left one of the men wounded Sunday evening in the Northwest Side Albany Park neighborhood. Fernando Brieto-Solano, 22, and 26-year-old Juan Ramirez each face one felony count of first-degree attempted murder, according to Chicago Police.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

22 hours ago

3 days ago

Updated 24 hours ago

  • Uncovering Student Ideas in Science

    Mrs. Hartmann is asking for $304.56:
    I need resource texts that help me understand the misconceptions my students have about science.
    Roosevelt High School
  • Can you go into further detail? I'm not clear on why you need a book to explain misconceptions.

  • Ellen K, click the link, "contribute to this project". There's a detailed list of books and a nice explanation.

3 days ago

Updated 26 hours ago

Condo Property Management

Hello EveryBlock Albany Park, I am on the board of directors for a 14 unit condo association. In 8 years we have had 3 management companies that have been horrible at managing projects, new roof, tuckpointing, cleaning of sewer lines, contracting for landscaping and managing assessment collection. We have a 3 member board and currently we are nearly self-managing. Our building is not socially toxic and is majority occupied by owners. We are looking for relief and work with a...

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Hello EveryBlock Albany Park, I am on the board of directors for a 14 unit condo association. In 8 years we have had 3 management companies that have been horrible at managing projects, new roof, tuckpointing, cleaning of sewer lines, contracting for landscaping and managing assessment collection. We have a 3 member board and currently we are nearly self-managing. Our building is not socially toxic and is majority occupied by owners. We are looking for relief and work with a company that is detail oriented and is competent at managing projects i.e. getting estimates, and seeing that projects are done in a timely manner. Basic management of finances collect assessments, budgeting and property tax appeals. Your feedback on your experiences would be greatly appreciated.

  • Jobobike, I am in a fifteen unit in Lincoln Square with a 3 member board. About ten years ago we were dumped by a management company who gave us a week to find a new one. Don't recommend them :) Next we got a startup company who gave us the...

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    Jobobike, I am in a fifteen unit in Lincoln Square with a 3 member board. About ten years ago we were dumped by a management company who gave us a week to find a new one. Don't recommend them :) Next we got a startup company who gave us the lowest estimate. Awful and never followed up on anything. We have had Cagan Management from Skokie for about the last nine years. They're not perfect but worth a look too. In my neighborhood the buildings that Peak manage look well kept too. Good luck!

  • Don't use Connected... they recently told me there was no way the pipes below our unit had frozen... they had, I spent all evening cleaning up water while my boyfriend used our space heater to warm the pipes. They have yet to even bother apologizing for their mistake/ ignoring the issue.

34 hours ago

Updated 26 hours ago

Off-Duty Cop Shot A Man During Altercation In Albany Park

The officer was walking with "several acquaintances," in the 4500 block of North Kedzie Avenue around 7:30 p.m., according to authorities, when a group of people in a...

    Off-Duty Cop Shot A Man During Altercation In Albany Park
    An off-duty police officer shot a man in the head after he and his companions got into a verbal confrontation in Albany Park Sunday evening and someone in the man's car opened fire on the group, according to a police report of events.
    http://chicagoist.com

  • LadyHawk justdointheright35thward

    You live by the sword ya die by the sword!! Bye Bye!!

29 hours ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Video shows person shot by off-duty police sergeant in Albany Park

...m. Sunday, the officer was with a group of people on the street in the 4600-block of North Kedzie when a confrontation started between the group and a passing dark-colored sedan, said Anthony...

    Video shows person shot by off-duty police sergeant in Albany Park
    One person was wounded after an off-duty Chicago police sergeant fired his weapon Sunday night in the Albany Park neighborhood, police said. ABC7 obtained exclusive surveillance video of the shooting Monday. At about 7:30 p.m.
    http://abc7chicago.com

  • LadyHawk justdointheright35thward

    I don't even wanna hear any more griping about our police. Support those men and women who are brave enough to become Chicago Police Officers. God Bless Them!!

39 hours ago

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4 days ago

Updated 39 hours ago

Cats Need Help (Mozart/Ainslie)

Looking for a kind neighbor to help feed a colony of 5 feral cats. Their caretaker just passed away. This is a registered feral cat colony with the Tree House Humane Society, per the Managed Care of Feral Cats ordinance of Cook County. The cats have lived in the neighborhood for more than 5 years. Tree House can provide food through our Pet Food Pantry. All of the cats are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. The cats are feral, meaning they...

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Looking for a kind neighbor to help feed a colony of 5 feral cats. Their caretaker just passed away. This is a registered feral cat colony with the Tree House Humane Society, per the Managed Care of Feral Cats ordinance of Cook County. The cats have lived in the neighborhood for more than 5 years. Tree House can provide food through our Pet Food Pantry. All of the cats are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. The cats are feral, meaning they are not socialized to people, so bringing them inside is not an option. They provide a service to the neighborhood in keeping out rats and mice.

We need help beginning January 15th. Please reach out to Tree House Community Cats Program Manager Liz Houtz 773-798-9250 or liz@treehouseanimals.org (which is a different email than the one linked to this account).

Please help!

  • Love feral cats.

  • I live near there, and think I've seen where these cats are sheltered. It looks like the building was for sale. Is the (new) building owner ok with the ongoing presence of the food/shelter boxes?

41 hours ago

Off-duty Chicago officer involved in shooting

The shooting happened by a McDonald's near the intersection of Kedzie and Wilson.

    Off-duty Chicago officer involved in shooting
    CHICAGO, Ill. -- An off-duty Chicago police sergeant was involved in a shooting that injured one person. The shooting happened by a McDonald's near the intersection of Kedzie and Wilson. A Chicago Police spokesman says a group of people walking and a group of people in a car got in a confrontation.
    http://cltv.com

45 hours ago

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47 hours ago

Off-duty officer fires weapon in Albany Park

At about 7:30 p.m., the officer was with a group of people on the street in the 4600-block of North Kedzie. A confrontation started between the group and a passing dark-colored sedan, said Anthony Guglielmi, a spokesman for the Chicago Police Department.

    Off-duty officer fires weapon in Albany Park
    An off-duty Chicago police officer fired his weapon Sunday night in the Albany Park neighborhood, but it was immediately unclear whether someone was hit and who that person was, police said. At about 7:30 p.m., the officer was with a group of people on the street in the 4600-block of North Kedzie.
    http://abc7chicago.com

47 hours ago

Off duty officer involved in shooting

...that injured one person. The shooting happened by a McDonald’s near the intersection of Kedzie and Wilson. A Chicago Police spokesman says a group of people walking and a group of people...

    Off duty officer involved in shooting
    CHICAGO, Ill. -- An off-duty Chicago police sergeant was involved in a shooting that injured one person. The shooting happened by a McDonald's near the intersection of Kedzie and Wilson. A Chicago Police spokesman says a group of people walking and a group of people in a car got in a confrontation.
    http://wgntv.com

47 hours ago

Off-duty officer fires shots in Albany Park

The shooting happened in the 4600 block of North Kedzie, Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in a tweet.

    Off-duty officer fires shots in Albany Park
    Police are investigating whether anyone was struck when an off-duty police officer fired shots Sunday in the Albany Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side. The shooting happened in the 4600 block of North Kedzie, Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in a tweet. It was unclear if anyone was hit when the shooting happened, he said.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

    RSVP to knock doors with UWF!
    On Monday, January 16 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day), United Working Families is hosting regional trainings and canvasses across Chicago. We will be talking with our neighbors about their hopes and concerns, what the 2016 election results mean for our neighborhoods, and why we need an independent political organization.
    http://docs.google.com
  • LauraLiz 20 year North Side Resident. Transit junkie.

    This is unclear. Is this just for the training? When does the canvassing happen? Or is it training and canvassing in the same day between the hours listed?

  • Bob Kastigar 15 Years North Park, bike rider, retired

    Write to the email in the body of the message: info@unitedworkingfamilies.org.

  • ward greenleaf Smokey and the Bandit, Hooper, Cannonball Run...

    Training for what?? God, don't tell me because of Trump.

Jan 04

Updated 2 days ago

Man Robbed In The Center Of Lincoln Square In Broad Daylight

On Dec. 26 at approximately 6 p.m., a 39-year-old man was walking away from his parked car when he was approached by two men in the 4100 block of North Mozart Avenue. One of the men pulled a gun and the robbers took the victim's keys, wallet and phone before fleeing.

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LINCOLN SQUARE — A man was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon in the heart of Lincoln Square, near Lincoln and Leland avenues.

    Man Robbed In The Center Of Lincoln Square In Broad Daylight
    LINCOLN SQUARE - A man was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon in the heart of Lincoln Square, near Lincoln and Leland avenues. The 35-year-old victim, who requested anonymity, told DNAinfo that he was walking on Leland Avenue, near businesses including Lincoln Quality Meats and Yogurt Square (closed for the season), heading toward the Lincoln Square Athletic Club at approximately 1:30 p.m.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

  • This was the 1990s. It has gotten much better and then pockets of things crop up. We bought an office condo in North Center at Montrose and Western in 2014 and we walk around there a lot during lunch time. Western Ave though is still Western Ave. I call it the "Wilds of Western Ave". You never know what kind of sketchy character is going to try to rip open our door.

  • It is a big city. Stuff happens but the area is definitely safe. My friend moved from Chicago to Wilmette and his house was robbed in the first month.

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