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No More Recycling Plastic Bags?

I hear from my friendly recycling man that the city will no longer accept any plastic bags in the blue recycling bins. That's trash bags or grocery bags. This is confirmed on the city's site: http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/streets/supp_info/recycling1/blue_cart_residentialrecyclingacceptedmaterials.html

How long has this been the case? Seems lame, no?

  • The orange sticker placed on the blue bin is to notify the regular garbage truck to take the contents.

  • Yes, those plastic grocery bags and plastic sheeting are recyclable but they need to be handled separately. Left in the waste stream they wrap around and get caught on the rollers that move the waste through the sorting facilities and cause breakdowns and loss of man-hours spent removing them from the stream to keep them from literally, gumming up the works.

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Meeting with Alderman Rey Colon.

EDITED: Changes coming to Montrose Avenue! A development is proposed for 3850 W. Montrose, currently the site of Crafty Beaver. Bethany Retirement Community, a supportive living facility for seniors. This would be a five-story development featuring 130 units (110 studios and 20 one-bedroom units) as well as two outdoor patios, dining and resident-activity areas, and a green-roof garden. (Bethany would be relocating its existing facility in South Andersonville.)
Alderman Rey Colón invites all neighbors to attend a community meeting on...

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EDITED: Changes coming to Montrose Avenue! A development is proposed for 3850 W. Montrose, currently the site of Crafty Beaver. Bethany Retirement Community, a supportive living facility for seniors. This would be a five-story development featuring 130 units (110 studios and 20 one-bedroom units) as well as two outdoor patios, dining and resident-activity areas, and a green-roof garden. (Bethany would be relocating its existing facility in South Andersonville.)
Alderman Rey Colón invites all neighbors to attend a community meeting on Tuesday, January 27 at 6:30pm at Aspira Haugan School, Annex Building, 3729 W. Leland. The Alderman, staff, and developer will be present to walk neighbors through the plans and necessary zoning change.
For additional information, contact Ald. Colon's office at 773-365-3535.

  • Marcib Albany park home Owner

    Wow! We are finally getting our property values to go up some, after the huge loses we property owners took . This type of facility is not going to increase our property values but the opposite. not happy with meeting date !

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

    .If property values go up some then property tax will go up some too, won't it?

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Kittens

I have to get rid of two female kittens. They are 7 months old. I am available today (Wednesday, 1/21) after 4:30 pm but before 6:30 pm. If interested, feel free to email me. Thanks

  • Concerned Guardian Albany Park resident for almost 2 years now.

    Thanks, I got the new landlord to approve my keeping them. They are like babies, and as I stated before it would damage them to be separated. They adore each other so much. I know that shelters would separate them, that's why I reached out to see if someone wanted them so that they aren't separated. Thanks again

  • Neighborly1~ Values community.

    Concerned Guardian,
    That's wonderful news! I always think kittens are happier in pairs. I have two littermates that I adopted as kittens. They have been so happy together, and keep each other company when I'm not home. :) So glad you are keeping them. Thank you for taking care of them, for thinking about what's best for them, and keeping them together.

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Recommendation for Real Estate Agent in East Albany Park area?

Can anyone recommend a good real estate agent who knows the Ravenswood Manor, East Albany Park, Irving Park areas? Just looking for someone experienced and is a good rep. Trying to sell our condo. Thanks!

  • TK

    Sam sounds extremely credible and I must vouch for her recommendation!!! 😊

    Feel free to reach out if you need any assistance at all. Best of luck!!!

    www.tksellschicago.com

    -Ted K

  • Thank you everyone for your input! This helps a lot!

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The Deb Mell Avalanche of Campaign Flyers

Is anyone else just getting deluged by Mell flyers in the mail? Between my wife and I we get two almost every day. I have dozens of these flyers stacking up. I wasn't planning to vote for Mell. The flyers would have convinced me otherwise if I had been.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Same problem in the 50th with Silverstein literature. I picked up three flyers on the grass during my block walk home from the bus stop

  • MK long-time city girl & dog lover

    So wasteful and annoying! Was also not planning to vote for her, and this just confirms it. Makes me question her judgment about use of resources.

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Used appliance store rec!

Greetings neighbors,
Looking for a place that has good used and/or refurbished washers and dryers. Anyone have any positive experiences with any local stores? Any and all recommendations welcome.

Many thanks!

  • Andrew Levin Property Management Specialist

    Mike's Furniture is still open at 1259 N Ashland. In addition to great used appliances, they have a great stove and refrig repair service mostly for appliances they have sold in the past.

  • Sue Portage Park-er

    There are Sears Outlets in Melrose Park and Niles. Refurbished and returned items, some with dings but most in like new condition. You can shop the current inventory on-line before making the trip. http://www.searsoutlet.com/
    We've bought a couple appliances there and have had no problems.

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