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  • I wonder if the picture is blurred because there doesn't seem to be anything to complain about - no garbage and the lid looks like it is closed.

29 hours ago

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Volunteer with Karen Lewis' Mayoral Campaign!

Greetings,

My name is Ahmed Khan and I will be working as one of the Northside Regional Field Organizers for Karen Lewis’ Mayoral campaign specifically responsible for wards 33, 38, 39, 41 and 45 among other North/Northwest side neighborhoods.

Karen is seriously considering running for Mayor in the 2015 City of Chicago elections and we need your help to get her on the ballot. At this time, we are looking for volunteers who believe in Karen to help gather signatures....

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Greetings,

My name is Ahmed Khan and I will be working as one of the Northside Regional Field Organizers for Karen Lewis’ Mayoral campaign specifically responsible for wards 33, 38, 39, 41 and 45 among other North/Northwest side neighborhoods.

Karen is seriously considering running for Mayor in the 2015 City of Chicago elections and we need your help to get her on the ballot. At this time, we are looking for volunteers who believe in Karen to help gather signatures.

You can read more about Karen and myself at the end of this message.

There are a plethora of avenues for collecting signatures. You might be interested in:

• Going door to door in your neighborhood/precinct.
• Going door to door in other wards.
• Doing a morning or evening shift at a local CTA Train or Bus station.
• Collecting at high foot traffic street corners, parks, shopping centers, malls, movie theaters, and any special events.
• Simply keeping some petition sheets with you wherever you go and collecting!

If you are interested in any of the above, please contact me with:

1. Name
2. Ward you live in
3. Phone number
4. Email
5. General Availability
6. Can you help get more volunteers?

Feel free to contact me directly at (773) 800-0159 or at cityzenkhan@gmail.com and I will either work with you or put you in touch with the Organizer relevant to your ward.

I will be able to provide you a brief training and share clipboards, pens, and petition sheets and work with you to assess a schedule that would produce best results. If you don't fall in the wards I am covering, I can connect you with your region's coordinator.

We will be doing larger collection events in the near future and gatherings but also need people to be working on this daily.

Sincerely,
Ahmed Khan
Regional Field Organizer
Karen Lewis for Mayor
(773) 800-0159
cityzenkhan@gmail.com

  • Irving Dave Friendly neighbor

    What are her plans to fix Chicago's budget issues? What spending is she prepared to cut in order to avoid a revenue increase?

  • Ahmed Khan 50th Ward Resident

    Thanks for the question. I will pass it onto the proper person on the campaign for their consideration to get a more sound answer. Most definitely, however, answers to those and other questions will be released officially soon. Understandably, these are questions all of Chicago expects answers to as the mayoral race approaches.

Sep 15

Updated 2 hours ago

Handiman Wanted

Looking for someone to renovate an apartment - painting, install new kitchen cabinet, laying new floor tiles, etc. Does anyone have a recommendation?

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4 days ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Albany Park Bunny

Has anyone taken this bunny to Red Door yet? Please let me know as I can have him picked up. I am a volunteer there.

21 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Garage Sale, Saturday, September 27, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Huge garage sale at 4439 North Sacramento Avenue - everything from fine china, beautiful 9 x 12 Persian rug, kitchenware, dresser, tables, vintage kitchen mixers, sewing machine and lots more.

Sep 13

Updated 6 hours ago

Safety in Albany Park (Harding and Ainslie)

Hello - I am considering moving into a place on the 4800 block of Harding and I'd like to get some feedback from current residents on the safety level in the area. I am a single female and have a dog. I visited the place this afternoon and the area seemed fine, but not sure how it is at night. Any feedback is greatly appreciated.

  • kelly the one w/the friendly, black pit bull :)

    MB still hasn't shared where she chose to live... Just curious.

  • I have never lived there but my brother does. He hasn't had any problems. I live west of there in a pretty nice neighborhood at Kostner & Wilson. Mostly single family homes. My Alsatian dog keeps anyone away from my house, but many people on my block have had their garages broken into, and cars broken into when parked on the street. No matter where I live, I believe it's worth it to rent a garage. No question about that.

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24 hours ago

Updated 22 hours ago

Hibbard School Green Space

There is a concept meeting at 6:30 at Hibbard to discuss plans that will transform Sawyer between Argyle and Ainslie into a green space. Plan on attending and sharing any ideas you have!!

Follow Hibbard on Twitter: @hibbardcps

  • The next meeting is tonight at 6:30. I'll be sure to post upcoming ones as well since I posted this one last minute. Follow Hibbard on twitter or check out the website for updates.

    hibbardelementaryschool.weebly.com

  • I will check out the website. Thanks

Sep 11

Updated 22 hours ago

Abany Park Library Opens September 13!

From the AP Neighbors Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AlbanyParkNeigh...

It's official! Our beautiful new library will open Saturday, September 13. What excites you the most?
We are thrilled to announce the Albany Park branch will reopen to the public on Saturday, September 13.

The new, 16,000 square foot state-of-the art branch library features a YOUmedia for teens, an expanded early learning area for children, large community meeting room, two study rooms, self-check unit, and additional PCs for public use

  • Dan on Monticello Neighborhood Guy

    Went to the library late Saturday afternoon, its really quite nice, with some very nice design and top-quality finish work.

    Many more computer terminals and what appears to be an option to plug your own laptop in and work side-by-side with the library's.
    I was expecting to see a lot...

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    Went to the library late Saturday afternoon, its really quite nice, with some very nice design and top-quality finish work.

    Many more computer terminals and what appears to be an option to plug your own laptop in and work side-by-side with the library's.
    I was expecting to see a lot more books and film dvds; maybe that's to come?
    And i hope the media room is going to be used for more than just the violent video games the kids were playing when i was there; that was a bit shocking.
    Is there a direct access from the building into the reading garden? Perhaps i missed it.

    Like anything new, I'm sure there are still a few bugs to work out and some things that aren't quite ready; but I encourage you to go get a look inside while it still has that intoxicating "New Library Smell."

  • Brigid Lived in AP for a year in 1999, moved back in 2009

    Dan, it's really common for a new library branch to appear understocked with books. The collection has room to expand that way.

    The kid's play area/section is incredible and I have to drrrrrrrraaaaaaaaaaaaaag my 5yo away. There's also a nice selection of board games for a pretty wide age range...

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    Dan, it's really common for a new library branch to appear understocked with books. The collection has room to expand that way.

    The kid's play area/section is incredible and I have to drrrrrrrraaaaaaaaaaaaaag my 5yo away. There's also a nice selection of board games for a pretty wide age range of kids, and some microscopes and magnet games and stuff.

    The table outlets don't work, though-- at least not for the tables near the kid's section. It'd be nice if the kid computers had ear phones, too. I have no issue with kids playing computer games/music/etc but it's distracting to hear, and since I want to keep an eye on my kid I don't want to move over to the adult section/further away from the computers.

    Has anyone else noticed how SUNNY the library is inside? Those high windows are FANTASTIC.

2 days ago

Updated 24 hours ago

I found a dog

At about 12:30 am I found a black and white Shepard mix(?). He is well trained And I know I have seen him with his owner in the area, but I don't know who they are. He has no tags and I will take him to get scanned. If you know who he belongs to please contact me.

  • Have you found the owner? Please let me know.

  • Kathleen Boyle Your dog's best friend! (Taking real estate break)

    Yay! So good to know that he is home and safe! Thank you for taking him in and finding his family!

6 days ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Kimball

Anyone know what happened on North Kimball across the street from 711? there were tons of cop cars ambulances etc.

  • I was there. I saw a pedestrian get hit by a bus at Kimball and Irving between 8:10 and 8:20 this morning. I saw ther step off the curb, I saw the bus turning right from southbound K and smack right into her. POW. She goes down. Dumb bus driver tries to back up the bus with her still under it. I got out of my car and screamed at him not to ove the bus. We called police. According to police, she will live.

  • OK never mind, I am realizing this is a four day old post. What I saw happened today Monday.

4 days ago

Updated 30 hours ago

Found Cat

Anyone lose a cat, it's grayish with a bit of black and white, it's a horrible picture it's scratching against bricks, I gave it water but I can't keep it inside. On Whipple in my backyard. There are no collars.

  • Call 219-771-5785 to contact this cat's caregiver.
    New flyer out with reward offered.

  • The people in the house directly behind mine are looking for a gray cat... I think the address is 4439ish N Whipple. It's the newly rehabbed 2 flat.

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Aug 30

Updated 33 hours ago

Bird Found!

Beautiful & tame bird found last night - Lawndale & Leland in Albany Park! This is someone's bird! We have in a cage for now but we can't keep this guy for long. Please contact me!

Sep 14

Updated 33 hours ago

Found lost dog near harding and argyle

Found small white dog roaming alone I. The streets near Volta elementary school.

35 hours ago

40 hours ago

  • I Said a Boom Chicka Boom!

    Ms. Schouweiler is asking for $463.79:
    My students need Boomwhackers, Boomwhacker music, and a musical for the spring season.
    Newton Bateman Elementary School Comment

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Love Albany Park

I was walking my dog in my AP neighborhood. There was an older gentleman sitting in a swing hung from a limb on the parkway and a little kid on a tricycle on the sidewalk.

I hear the sound of an empty can clattering on the street. The man says to the boy, I think there's a problem with the exhaust on that thing. The kid says, huh? The man says, check your muffler. The kid says, check your can. Did you drop your beer?

47 hours ago

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Alley potholes

Does anybody has an idea when the alley potholes are going to be fixed?

  • EEH

    Some really bad ones got fixed in Irving Park last week, so it looks like they're working on them.

  • Thanks. It is painful to park in the garage. My car couldn't take it anymore. Already had to buy a set of tires and fix a disaligned front end.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

  • The owner of this bldg has illegally installed bricks on the parkway so he can park his vehicle in the backyard behind the gate. Not only that, a lot of times he parks his vehicle on the parkway. The 39th ward street and san people just turn a blind eye to it.

  • Everyone with a drive way in my neighborhood parks illegally in the park way to.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Man tries to abduct a boy at Keeler and Montrose

http://voices.suntimes.com/news/breaking-news/man-tries-to-abduct-11-year-old-boy-in-irving-park/

A man attempted to abduct an 11-year-old boy in the Northwest Side Irving Park neighborhood Thursday afternoon.

The boy was walking north in the 4400 block of North Keeler about 3:10 p.m. when a man driving a black four-door Lincoln Town Car pulled out of a parking space and stopped next to him, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.

The man asked the boy where he lived, but the boy kept walking and did not answer, police...

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http://voices.suntimes.com/news/breaking-news/man-tries-to-abduct-11-year-old-boy-in-irving-park/

A man attempted to abduct an 11-year-old boy in the Northwest Side Irving Park neighborhood Thursday afternoon.

The boy was walking north in the 4400 block of North Keeler about 3:10 p.m. when a man driving a black four-door Lincoln Town Car pulled out of a parking space and stopped next to him, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.

The man asked the boy where he lived, but the boy kept walking and did not answer, police said. The man then yelled at him to get in the car, at which point the boy ran northbound on Keeler while the man drove away southbound.

The suspect is described as a bald, 30 to 40-year-old Hispanic man with a mustache, police said.

Anyone with information should call Area North detectives at (312) 744-8200.

--- I remind my kids every week that if they ever face such a situation then to start yelling loudly and to run to the nearest house and start ringing door bell . --

  • loraine t washington 5 yr. resident

    I will be glad when it get cold so all those thugs will go home.

  • The weather does not stop them, that is why it is important that we do our part to watch out for others.

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2 days ago

Gunshot at 6am Sunday?

Maybe just overthinking from the night before but just checking.

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May 18

Updated 2 days ago

Urban Gardening \Urban Farming

Albany Park indeed has a little of everything..... there are at least two households with chickens and roosters on my block alone and one even has a little goat and possibly pigs from what I can see, lol. My daughter is veritably amused and tickled pink at this discovery. If there was an empty lot nearby, West Albany Park could have its own little urban garden and greenhouse and then I could have a full breakfast after a morning jaunt through the neighborhood....this place is full of surprises...lmao

  • Chandra Lynn Dagley Albany Park Sky Goddess

    The little one doesn't even know we will be stopping by to see the goats, I think this will make for a nice surprise

  • Chandra Lynn Dagley Albany Park Sky Goddess

    Thank you again for having us Eric, the visit was absolutely wonderful

2 days ago

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

HUGE School wide Baby & Kids Garage sale

St. Benedict Prep 7th Annual Baby & Kids Green Garage Sale & Resale
Saturday, September 20th
8-11:30 am ($1 admission fee)
Power Hour -- 12-1 pm (no admission fee & everything ½ off)

All Sizes of Clothes for Babies & Children
Shoes & Outerwear
Maternity Clothes
Halloween Costumes
Books, Movies & Music
Puzzles, Games & Toys
Bikes, Trikes & Ride-ons
Kids' Sports Equipment
Strollers & Baby Gear
Baby Furniture
And Much, Much More!

St. Benedict Preparatory School Gym
3941 N. Bell St, Chicago
corner Irving Park & Bell St. (just east of Western Ave)

Go "green" by bringing a bag from home for all your treasures
No strollers allowed in sale area • Stroller parking available in gym

  • SpamAlert Spamophobic

    That is an impressive photo of baby stuff. All Garage Sales in Events should include photos like that. I hope they were mobbed today by people looking for good deals. As you might imagine, I am a fan of those little fold-up strollers, not the SUV-sized ones, in crowded stores and public transportation.

  • Irving Bark Fined and ticketed to death

    I got there at 815 and had to wait in line to get inside.

    All the strollers were gone by then, I heard they had 40.

    People were lined up down the block long since 7 and I thought I was the only one who heard about it lol.

    It was well organized and everyone was very nice. I gotta pull a Hot Doug's next year and get here two hours before then doors open.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Rabbit found

Hey all. Found a rabbit outside my apt on 4900 block on Whipple. Think he's domesticated since he let me and roommates pet him. He is dark brown/black, looks healthy. Does anyone know of any shelters or anything like that that we could take the little guy to? We'd keep him but we already have cats. Any help would be great!

  • Gerry Benedetto Homeowner

    If he is not a baby, he should not have alfalfa hay. Timothy is best, Oxbow. Please refer to Red Door's website for the safe salads to give bunny also. There are some that bunnies should not have. No yogurt treats or junk from pet stores. He'll be fine is...

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    If he is not a baby, he should not have alfalfa hay. Timothy is best, Oxbow. Please refer to Red Door's website for the safe salads to give bunny also. There are some that bunnies should not have. No yogurt treats or junk from pet stores. He'll be fine is you keep him on the Timothy, 80% of his diet, and two salads a day. Always a fresh bowl of water, and plenty of bunny toys to keep him from getting bored. Use an x-pen, not a cage. Any questions, just call us at Red Door for more instructions. We'll be happy to help.

  • Thank you, Gerry Benedetto, for your input on the care of rabbits! She is a friend and co-volunteer of mine at Red Door Animal Shelter in Rogers Park.

    She is absolutely correct about the Timothy hay and everything else. A salad can include Romaine lettuce, red leaf lettuce, dandelion greens,...

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    Thank you, Gerry Benedetto, for your input on the care of rabbits! She is a friend and co-volunteer of mine at Red Door Animal Shelter in Rogers Park.

    She is absolutely correct about the Timothy hay and everything else. A salad can include Romaine lettuce, red leaf lettuce, dandelion greens, flat-leaf (Italian Parsley), basil, dill, and a few other herbs. They should receive about 3 different kinds of veggies every day. Most importantly, he can't have veggies that are high in Calcium (like Kale and curly parsley). That will make his urine milky-looking/whitish and it gives them a bladder infection.

    Again, please check Red Doors' site to see about bun's care. If you decide to give him up please notify them and they will help you...that's what we do! We love all of our rescues! And they eventually get loving homes.

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