Jun 13

Updated 17 hours ago

Parking Spaces for Rent?

Hey Everyone,

My Fiance and I just moved to Albany Park (Sunnyside and Drake) and parking is a nightmare. It has been taking 20+ minutes on average to find a parking spot every night. I'm looking for 1 or 2 parking spaces for rent that are close to our location.

  • It's really terrible over there, All the illegal spots even get filled. Welcome to the neighborhood and you may definitely want to use your bike for short trips!

  • There would be more parking spaces if cars would be ticketed for no city stickers. On one block example 3400 W Belle Plaine there were 3 cars without Chicago city stickers. On 4000 N Drake there was 3 cars without Chicago city stickers. There's always a truck on the 4000 N Kimball block parked over night without stickers not to mention all the trucks and non passanger vans parked on residential streets that are not suppose to park overnight on them.

  • Joe

    Janu, You don't need a city sticker to park on a street. You need a city sticker if your car is registered in Chicago. Based on your statement, you can't have visitors parking on Chicago streets.

Jun 15

Updated 4 days ago

Can anyone recommend a good concrete company?

Can anyone recommend a good concrete company? Need my garage floor and parking pad redone. I am in Albany Park.

Jun 06

Updated Jun 13

Soda Tax

Here's a link to a "sample" list of the beverages subject to the new 1 cent per ounce beverage tax effective July 1. It's 11 pages of 1000s of beverages. It's everything we consume except milk & bottled, unflavored water. Even the healthiest of juices are taxed. It's outrageous & to add insult to injury our elected officials in Springfield are considering the same tax statewide. That means Cook County will be double taxed. So the beverage tax of $1.44...

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Here's a link to a "sample" list of the beverages subject to the new 1 cent per ounce beverage tax effective July 1. It's 11 pages of 1000s of beverages. It's everything we consume except milk & bottled, unflavored water. Even the healthiest of juices are taxed. It's outrageous & to add insult to injury our elected officials in Springfield are considering the same tax statewide. That means Cook County will be double taxed. So the beverage tax of $1.44 on a 12 pack of soda will become $2.88 on top of all the other taxes we pay!! Keep in mind this tax will apply to the drinks in restaurants, take out, self-serve etc. There's no avoiding it in Cook County.

I wasn't able to cut/paste the link - The website is noilbeveragetax.com There is a "click here" link on the page to the beverage list. There is also a petition to our state representatives to vote NO on the state beverage tax. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH already with putting their reckless, negligent ways on the backs of the taxpayers.

    Say NO to beverage taxes in Illinois.
    I just took action against proposed beverage taxes in Illinois. Join me and make your voice heard
    http://noilbeveragetax.com
  • Oh really?

    It's a volunteer tax?

    So when my can of soda gets rung up to twice the value I'd like to pay, I can simply tell the clerk "I'm not participating"?

  • Joan M. Back in Lincoln Square and liking it.

    Buy plain sparkling water and a liter bottle of a fruit-flavored syrup (like Cracovia brand). Mix just a bit of the syrup into your carbonated water. Mmmmm. Good! This has been my go-to drink for years when I desire a nutrition-free sugary drink. The syrup lasts so long I usually keep it in the fridge.

    No extra taxes, right?

May 21

Updated May 25

Kimball Lights Out?

The last few days it seems the streetlights have been out on Kimball. Was it the wind/storm that we had last week that caused an issue? Just curious.

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