4 days ago

Updated 36 min ago

Gunshot

Sounded like small caliber, just 1 gunshot at 0200. Near berteau and Bernard maybe.

  • Always call the police if you hear gun shots! A general area is better than nothing.

  • 7pm?!? This is getting crazy. I get home from work to walk my dog at that time, as I'm sure many others do. Looking forward to attending the next CAPS meeting, but don't think it's on the schedule yet.

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Foster Ave. to be closed September 7, 2016

TRAFFIC/CONSTRUCTION ALERT: IDOT Road Closure on Foster Avenue

FOSTER AVENUE will be closed to through-traffic from CICERO to PULASKI beginning WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, for an Illinois Department of Transportation project to rebuild the Foster Avenue bridge over the Chicago River. The work will consist of reconstruction of the concrete abutments at each end of the bridge, hydro-scarification of the existing bridge deck, and polymer overlay that should extend the life of the bridge for many years.

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TRAFFIC/CONSTRUCTION ALERT: IDOT Road Closure on Foster Avenue

FOSTER AVENUE will be closed to through-traffic from CICERO to PULASKI beginning WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, for an Illinois Department of Transportation project to rebuild the Foster Avenue bridge over the Chicago River. The work will consist of reconstruction of the concrete abutments at each end of the bridge, hydro-scarification of the existing bridge deck, and polymer overlay that should extend the life of the bridge for many years.

Here are details we received from the State:
***START DATE: September 7, 2016
***(Estimated) END DATE: October 10, 2016
***Contractor: Lorig Construction Co., Des Plaines, IL
***Contract Cost: $309,108.20

IMPACT:
There will be a TOTAL CLOSURE of FOSTER AVENUE for the duration of the job. The reason for this is that the way the original bridge was reconstructed in 1985 makes stage construction impossible. The total closure will enable the job to be completed in far less time and at a far lesser cost.

DETOUR ROUTE (UPDATED)
EASTBOUND: At Foster and Cicero, take Cicero SOUTH to Lawrence, take Lawrence EAST to Pulaski Road, take Pulaski NORTH to Foster, then continue EAST on Foster.
WESTBOUND: Reverse of above.

If you have questions, please contact:
***Lawrence.Pray@illinois.gov
***Cell: 847-846-5853
***Office: 847-410-7393

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Updated 3 hours ago

Suspicious Activity in Alley

We live in the 4300 block of N. Whipple and our neighbor alerted us that last night they saw three men in the alley unlatching back gates around 3am. They left immediately, but looks like people are looking for vulnerable alley gates. Keep an eye out!

  • Thanks for the info! I'm on the 4200 block of Whipple and one of my neighbors was saying that there has been some activity in the alleys on Albany (gangbangers blocking the alley with garbage cans at 2AM). There's also talk of restarting the neighborhood watch. I'm hoping to chat with the organizers later today and will keep you posted.

  • There hasnt been more just Gang activity. But break ins. One of our neighbors garage door was pryed open the other night. Near Sacramento /belle Plaine (4100)

    my better have went over and asked and was an attempt to break in. Thankfully they have an alarm system with cameras that even alerts their cell phones.

    Thanks for the alert. Please keep us posted about neighborhood watch info.

  • If you see something like that call 911 and alert your neighbors.

35 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Squash plants not making squash!

Hi guys. I've got a monstrous zucchini or squash plant in my backyard. It's truly massive with tons of flowers. It's plenty healthy, gets plenty of sun and h2o but not making any vegetables. I forget which varietal I planted but it's zucchini or yellow squash. My cukes are out of control though. Any of my green thumbed neighbors have any suggestions?

  • It's also possible that what you have is fall squash or pumpkins. That happened to me last year. The plant I purchased was mislabeled.

  • Wicked Fast BMW Average Chicagoan who loves her city

    We are over producing Zucchini and have been sharing them with everyone we can find to take some. If you would like some you can email me at wickedfastbmw@gmail.com and I can give you some.

5 hours ago

Water meter

Hi, I was wondering if anyone has opted to change over to a water meter. I am just trying to get an idea of what it will cost. I have heard that it is actually higher. My flat rate is 197.80 for 6 months. We are a family of 5 water users. If anyone is comparable, I would like to know your water usage. Also I get charged a 197.80 flat fee for sewer as well. How is a the sewer charged on the meter accounts?
Thanks

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Century-old bungalow has enough room for the entire family

4516 N. Spaulding Ave. Chicago, IL 60625 [Redfin]

    Century-old bungalow has enough room for the entire family
    It may look modest from the outside, but this bungalow packs a lot of punch
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6 days ago

Updated 28 hours ago

Garden Barter?

Hello neighbors! This is our first year having chickens and wow! do we have a plethora of eggs! Our four ladies Hattie, Vivien, Suzette, and Dorothy have been laying up a storm. Would anyone like to garden barter with us? Any extra zucchini you'd like to trade?..

  • Hi! I've got zucchinis, cherry tomatoes, green beans and cucumbers. In a few weeks I'll have celery, carrots, brussel sprouts, eggplants and bigger tomatoes! I also have chives, sage, rosemary, jalapenos and pepperoncinis. I'd love some fresh eggs if you want to do a trade. Thanks, Carrie

  • Katie H. AP-er

    Hi Jamie, I don't have any produce to barter, but I'd love to buy some eggs off you if you're willing to sell! I'm a fresh egg junkie.

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