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Worldfest

Does anyone know if Worldfest is happening this year?

  • Marked James Looking for commonality amongst our differences.

    It was canceled due to a lack of funding.

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What is going on at Botanica Lucero, 4644 N Kedzie Ave?

I live nearby and pass by the shop almost every day. The front of the building seems to be a store that sells religious icons, statues and whatnot.The back of the store leads out to a small patio area, which hosts small parties, like quinceaneras, which have music into the night-time hours.

This week, a work crew put up a metal awning on the back of the store. Lights on the extended patio also went up. Now, tonight, there's music,...

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I live nearby and pass by the shop almost every day. The front of the building seems to be a store that sells religious icons, statues and whatnot.The back of the store leads out to a small patio area, which hosts small parties, like quinceaneras, which have music into the night-time hours.

This week, a work crew put up a metal awning on the back of the store. Lights on the extended patio also went up. Now, tonight, there's music, dancing and drinking going on back there. (Yes, I live that close ... no binoculars needed!)

I was mighty fine with the afternoon parties and music into the night ... but now I'm thinking that it's gone into something more unsanctioned (i.e. illegal) and possibly not such a good addition to our neighborhood.

Anyone know how to check if they have a permit to do this? And whether the addition to the back of the store was permitted by the city?

It's not exactly an after-hours club, but I do worry about the safety of the situation. The back of the lot has a locked gate and if anyone needs to get out (like during the fireworks celebration they had on the 4th), it could be a death trap.

  • Tim Albany Park Resident

    *Update*

    3 calls to the 311 line over the course of an hour were not productive The last operator suggested I contact my alderman. (However, I am pretty sure my alderman is not awake at this hour.)

    The party finally ended at 00:25 hours on Sunday morning.

    Maybe I should be less polite in addressing this problem in the future?

  • JohnL Happy in Edgewater

    If this is Pawars ward, who is running for governor, he will OK anything. Lawrence Avenue traffic in the morning is a goat f-ck.

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Woman, 60, Missing From Albany Park

Ngan Nguyen was last seen about 10 a.m. Monday in the 4800 block of North Harding, Chicago Police said.

    Woman, 60, Missing From Albany Park
    CHICAGO (CBS) - A 60-year-old woman was reported missing by police Tuesday night after she was last seen in the Albany Park neighborhood on the North Side. Ngan Nguyen was last seen about 10 a.m. Monday in the 4800 block of North Harding, Chicago Police said.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

  • Hypocrisy is not pretty.

  • Chandra Lynn Dagley Pre-Medicine Chaser From AP

    Eyeinthesky since you asked I have worked in psychology for 10+ years first as a Mental Health Specialist, secondly as a Psychosocial Aide and finally as a Mental Health Supervisor. There is no need to psychoanalyze anyone here, you misinterpreted my line of questioning and when I clarified for you, you still took offense. There's nothing else I can say to you about the situation.

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lost my dog

My Dog Nina is missing
Old picture of her but she looks the same just got bigger & has some spots
Last seen in Albany Park
please help me find her!!
REWARD!!!!

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Asami Hachiuma shared a post to Lost Dogs Ill...

Lost dog found near Ridgeway and Ainslie. https://www.facebook.com/groups/irvingparknews/permalink/1529342153789187/

    Shellie Burlack
    Found this scared pup on my porch tonite if anyone recognizes pls msg me!!
    https://www.facebook.com

Aug 12

Updated 37 hours ago

Summer Projects....

Is anyone else working on summer projects? I have been busy as a bee the past week. Needed to replace the 80's era Brassy gold tone hardware fixtures in the bathroom and the kitchen. Also replaced the crappy old toilet seat with something sleeker and more modern. But the big project was rehabbing my deck chairs, that were covered in fabric that was mold and mildew and faded and sun-rotted. Not wanting to deal with that again, decided to go with stained wood slats, didn't really have any plan, but they seem to have come out ok... it was fun though

  • Chandra Lynn Dagley Pre-Medicine Chaser From AP

    Yes last summer, I slacked a bit, planted a few thugs but nothing major. This summer I want to make some strides on giving the deck that outdoor room feel

  • And you got it done with plenty of time to enjoy the rest of summer!

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Updated 42 hours ago

Sun Safety Solar Glasses for Solar Eclipse Viewing August 21st.

Has anyone seen Sun Safety Solar Glasses for sale in or around Albany Park. Sun Safety Solar Glasses.must have this rating - ISO 123-12. I would like to pick up a couple of extra pair for the kids in the neighborhood who may not have them.

  • Gil Jimenez Private Investigator; IL concealed carry trainer

    Your safest bet is to watch the eclipse on TV. IMHO it is not worth risking blindness.

    Also, mind your pets. Their eyes are as susceptible to injury/blindness as yours are. Best to keep them indoors during the eclipse.

  • All 6 gone ... Hope you guys enjoy it 🙂

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9/12: Crime Abatement Workshop for Landlords ...

9/12: Crime Abatement Workshop for Landlords & Building Managers by CPD When: 9/12, 5pm Where: 17th District (4650 N. Pulaski) Full list of workshops of this kind across the city on our website.

    Events | aldermanlaurino.com
    The Chicago Police Department is hosting a series of crime abatement workshops around the city for landlords and building managers this summer. A workshop is coming to the 39th Ward in September:
    http://www.aldermanlaurino.com

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Updated 2 days ago

Urgent dog foster needed

I saw a dog named Greta posted on FB last night. I see a lot of these posts, unfortunately, but for some reason this touched my soul. I cannot foster at the moment (have in the past) but felt the need to network this girl.

She is at Chicago Animal Control right now. There is a video of her and she is super sweet and terrified. She is "rescue only", which means a pet rescue organization has to go get...

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I saw a dog named Greta posted on FB last night. I see a lot of these posts, unfortunately, but for some reason this touched my soul. I cannot foster at the moment (have in the past) but felt the need to network this girl.

She is at Chicago Animal Control right now. There is a video of her and she is super sweet and terrified. She is "rescue only", which means a pet rescue organization has to go get her and then will place her with a foster home.
She has very little time left. Perhaps a day, if that? I have no answers to any questions, so if you're interested call Animal Control. show up. Contact your pet rescue that you foster with. Quickly. This poor girl.

  • MetroCyclist Food Crazy 9YR Inde Park/Albany Park Resident.

    Try reaching out to Sheri Berliner from Www.Petraits.Com . She is awesome and does amazing work with fostering and adopting dogs.

  • Thank you! I sent an email. I doubt Greta is still alive but it's worth a shot :(

2 days ago

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