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Updated 2 min ago

Details on the Transit Future Proposal to Link the Brown & Blue Lines

The Brown Line Extension project could connect the line’s existing terminus at Kimball with the CTA Blue Line at Jefferson Park. This would provide dramatically improved access from the North Side to O’Hare, as well as better connections to Metra’s Union Pacific-Northwest Line and Pace’s forthcoming Arterial Rapid Transit (ART) bus line along Milwaukee Avenue.

https://transitfuture.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/tf_poster_brownext_final.pdf

    https://transitfuture.files.wordpress.com
  • Lawrence bus from Kimball to jeff park takes like a half hour, if the bus shows up. I wouldn't use that option regularly but if the brown connected to the blue at jeff park, i would surely use that option for the 10 or 15 minutes time. This also gives a much more reasonable option (than bus to blue line) to get out to ohare and back.

    For all of the bad decisions over the decades, I think we should support any good ideas proposed for the CTA.

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

    Another option might be a Lawrence Avenue Express - X81 - with stops only between Kimball, Pulaski, Elston, and Jefferson Park.

    The turnaround at Kimball would need to be worked out.

Aug 27

Updated 2 hours ago

Mama's Bookclub in Albany/Irving Park!

Hi local literary mamas!

I started a bookclub for mothers with kids under 5 in our neighborhood. If you're looking to meet close-by moms, discuss books, drink wine and kick your feet up for the night- come on!

For our upcoming meeting we're reading What Alice Forgot by Lianne Moriarty.

It'll be Friday, Sept 18 at 7pm.

I'm on Francisco & Collum and will post the address closer to the date!

  • Please message me if you are interested in reading the book and coming!

  • C Ped Oriole Park homeowner

    I love her books!

  • JP Albany Park Resident since 2010

    Hi! My wife and I have a 4 week old and she loves books, especially this author. She has already read the book but would love to join and meet everyone. She promises no spoilers. I can't figure out how to directly PM you on here so can you PM me with the address? Thanks!

19 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

    Police warn of residential burglaries in Albany Park
    Police are warning residents of the city's Albany Park neighborhood about a series of reported residential burglaries in the area.
    http://abc7chicago.com
  • Monts_Struwwel Rammstein fan in the block

    We want to install surveillance cameras on our common porch areas and unfortunately the Homeowners Association Board is opposing it. They don't care because they are renting out their property and don't live here anymore. We have contacted law enforcement and the alderman because we need support having our board...

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    We want to install surveillance cameras on our common porch areas and unfortunately the Homeowners Association Board is opposing it. They don't care because they are renting out their property and don't live here anymore. We have contacted law enforcement and the alderman because we need support having our board approve a bylaw modification that would let us install cameras in the common area of the porch. We even volunteered to pay in full! What else can we possibly offer? Please support us in case we need support. I'll keep you posted.

  • FCZ Montrose and Troy

    Although there may be a slight increase in burglaries lately, this has been a long lingering problem in the area. Unfortunately, our house is one of the statistics. These guys are only nabbed on the rare occasion where they are caught in the act.

13 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Big Bang?

Anyone else hear a loud noise around montrose and kimball? Both my upstairs neighbor and I were woken up by some loud noise around 230am. Not sure what it was, since it jolted me out of a deep sleep, but called 911.

  • I must have slept through whatever it is, but the last two nights around 11:30-12:15 someone on the west side of Kimball (between Montrose and Sunnyside) has been blasting music. It's strange though, I can't hear it at street level, but can on the second floor.

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Aug 03

Updated 8 hours ago

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    Officer-involved shootings
    Explore the full results of 244 investigations into officer-involved shootings in Chicago.
    http://apps.chicagotribune.com

  • The officer down website linked above also lists three K9 officers (dogs) killed by gunfire, and eight more liked by various means for a total of 11 K9s.

    This number is equalled by the heat exhaustion deaths of 11 K9s left in cars by their handler partners.

    So perhaps we should increase the tally of cops killed by cops to 13 of 37.

  • Pete Your Biggest Fan!

    The Human Torch was denied a bank loan today

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Aug 27

Updated 16 hours ago

SUV windows shot on Sunnyside and Kimball

3 Mexican teens seen around the area urinating behind garbage cans and harassing pedestrians, 30 min later gunshots and a damaged SUV. So sick of these punks... Wish there were a vigilante group to restore the order around here. We need Trump!

Aug 27

Updated 17 hours ago

Ald. Rosa in the news

Ald. Rosa has secured a promise from a landlord to retain "Section 8 status for 500 units in Albany Park".

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150826/logan-square/millennial-alderman-embraces-data-technology-search-of-good-government

    Millennial Alderman Embraces Data, Technology in Search of Good Government
    LOGAN SQUARE - Chicago's millennial alderman is embracing data and technology in pursuit of good government on the Northwest Side. One hundred days into his first term, Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa is set to release two data-rich reports - one on the 35th Ward and another on grading himself on campaign initiatives - that his staffers have spent months compiling.
    http://www.dnainfo.com
  • Monts_Struwwel Rammstein fan in the block

    Diana, we live in a callous society that has lost its perspective. Same thing in the EU. When people in the US tell me that things are better in Europe it makes me laugh. Please don't listen to any hurtful comments. Every Block is impersonal enough not to be all...

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    Diana, we live in a callous society that has lost its perspective. Same thing in the EU. When people in the US tell me that things are better in Europe it makes me laugh. Please don't listen to any hurtful comments. Every Block is impersonal enough not to be all that usuful and personal enough to be hurtful. Focus on the positive folks you come across. Society has to evolve somehow. Proof of the fact that we have a mess is how people have radicalized their positions. I hope things get better for you soon. You have my full support.

  • Thanks Monts. Things are great for me and my family. I just remember all the judgements I used to get when I paid with Link. This is why I stand up for the poor.

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Feb 23

Updated 32 hours ago

What happened to Olga's?

Did she go out of business or get shut down?

  • Parking Ticket, How do you know there is no dust in the food?. Whatever the habits are in the front of the house will be the same behind.

  • Dust I can live with, the mass amounts of rats and rat droppings they found turn me off.

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These nearby schools are looking for financial help on DonorsChoose.org:

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Computer help

In need of assistance, MS Office for Mac, Outlook. Currently have Outlook 2011, having issues which need to be resolved (MS assistance has been a joke) and then wanting to move to an alternative contact/calendar/email option.

  • Damian R Ravenswood Photographer

    I'm very experienced with Outlook 2011 for the Mac, I've managed it for a large organization in the past. It can run well, but it sounds like there are some underlying database problems that are causing you ongoing issues. It's fixable, without having to get new software or change platforms.

    If you are interested in getting some help, I'm available as a consultant and I have reasonable rates. DM me if you're interested in some professional help.

  • JennG - if you don't need to connect to an MS Exchange server, there's little reason to run Outlook on you Mac and all the aforementioned alternatives are probably superior. If you still want to use Outlook, try creating a new user account on your Mac and see if Outlook...

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    JennG - if you don't need to connect to an MS Exchange server, there's little reason to run Outlook on you Mac and all the aforementioned alternatives are probably superior. If you still want to use Outlook, try creating a new user account on your Mac and see if Outlook starts and runs properly while logged in as that user. If so, log back in to your user and delete the preferences and Outlook related content in your Application Support folder. If this isn't clear you can always do a full uninstall and reinstall Office.

    https://support.office.com/en-ca/article/Troubleshoot-Office-2011-for-Mac-issues-by-completely-uninstalling-before-you-reinstall-ba8d8d13-0015-4eea-b60b-7719c2cedd17

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