2 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Blood and Soil email

Received an email w "Blood and Soil" as subject, referencing MAGA and that I have been "chosen as a soldier for the cause." Um, no. Hard pass. @WardGreenleaf, any advice as to where I can forward this? Return address is a .org, in the content they give an aol address to contact.

  • lol, not afraid of anything technical. Just seems like I see two or three useful pieces of information repeated several times.

  • I guess what I meant was it was a bit redundant. Could have just posted the registry info since the admin and tech info is the same.

Sep 19

Updated 3 hours ago

Do "No Soliciting" signs really work?

Hi neighbors. Tonight a "clipboard person" continuously knocked on our front door at 8:30 pm for over 5 minutes while I was upstairs in the shower. My 2 children were in the front room reading and my oldest peeked out the window thinking it was a neighbor (we're a very friendly block.) Thankfully she knows enough to never open the door when her father and I aren't in the room, but after the person realized people were home he persisted...

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Hi neighbors. Tonight a "clipboard person" continuously knocked on our front door at 8:30 pm for over 5 minutes while I was upstairs in the shower. My 2 children were in the front room reading and my oldest peeked out the window thinking it was a neighbor (we're a very friendly block.) Thankfully she knows enough to never open the door when her father and I aren't in the room, but after the person realized people were home he persisted in knocking and ringing and my younger child, especially, became very frightened. I phoned my neighbor who said the guy was asking for signatures for something or other. Seemed legit. But 8:30 on a Monday night? I don't want to invest in a Ring doorbell or more security equipment as we will be moving out of state sooner rather than later, but will a small "No Soliciting" sticker help, do you think? We get a TON of clipboard people on this block.

  • smartypants LifeLongCityGirl

    Ellen, I have 2 big dogs (3 if you count my foster) but they don't bark :(

  • Nick in Irving Park Condo Owner

    I recall a comedian who made the following observation: Every salesman knows that anyone with a "No Soliciting" sign is an easy mark. They couldn't even resist buying that worthless sign!"

Sep 12

Updated 42 hours ago

Peoples Gas bill

My gas bill seems like it went up a bit. Did anybody else notice this?

  • If you don't use your cell a lot, Pay-As-You-Go is the best! I have so many rollover minutes it's ridiculous. I gave up my land line because I got tired of seeing all the new fees & taxes every month.

  • 4.1 Therms for me.

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Helicopters at Kimball/Lawrence?

Hi all...

I heard helicopters flying pretty low this morning around 5:30 am. Sounded like they were searching for someone, and perhaps found them near North Park University (based on my faulty hearing only). Anyone know what was going on?

  • VPGirl New to AP

    ah, ok...thanks!

  • LauraLiz 20 year North Side Resident. Transit junkie.

    A friend of a friend posted this in a different discussion forum about the helicopters:

    "A banger ran from the police, ditched his jeep in front of my house, and jumped in the river. Police running around through the neighbor's yard across the street (which borders the river) and on the bridge with flashlights and rope, fire trucks, helicopters...it was quite a show outside my window this morning. I first heard something going on at 4:50am."

6 days ago

Updated 6 days ago

Parking Spot Needed

Hello, neighbors! Does anyone know of an available parking spot near the 4700 block of Lawndale? Thanks!

  • We have a space available. Please give Allen a call at 847-571-6247 or email at allencausey@gmail.com for details.

  • Thank you, Saima! I emailed Allen.

6 days ago

Updated 6 days ago

Helicopters?

Anyone know what's going on? Helicopters have been circling around. I'm near Kimball and Montrose

  • Someone fell on the tracks but that's near Lawrence red line.

Sep 17

Updated Sep 18

Payless on Lawrence & Kimball

Anyone know what happened over at the Payless Shoe store at the corner of Lawrence and Kimball? I noticed last night that the front window was all boarded up.

I'm guessing a car wound up in there, or something?

Sep 13

Parking

Looking for a parking spot near Sunnyside Ave, any suggestions??

Aug 26

Updated Sep 09

3 Suspicious outof state guys

I was at the gas station early this evening and noticed 3 guys sitting in a black Ford pick up truck in the gas station's quad drive. They looked very threatening and up to no good. They never went for gas or set foot inside the store, nor were they waiting for anybody. They just stared at everyone driving in and drove off north on Kedzie.
3 male caucasians between 25 and 30 years old, long unkept hair.
Black Ford pick up with Kentucky LP ?054 XDZ. Couldn't get the first number on the LP. It has a sticker on the back window from Cumberland, KY.

  • LauraLiz 20 year North Side Resident. Transit junkie.

    Because everyone from Kentucky is a Nazi and nobody living in our precious neighborhood could possibly be capable of such graffiti.

  • Kentucky...pick up truck? Wow do you realize you are discriminating just like those who paint swastikas?

Sep 06

Updated Sep 07

3100-3199 Eastwood There's a Screaming Woman?

There's a woman who goes up and down the alleys near my building near SE corner of Kedzie & Wilson - She looks like she's selling it, but not for very much -- I can't possibly call the cops on this poor creature -- all quiet today -- I hope she's ok. Anyone know anything? TY J.O.E.

  • Are you on Nextdoor? Someone posted about a woman offering herself to men and I believe it was in your direction. It was near a big apartment building.

  • PLSS Bowmanville

    If you call the cops, they may be able to get her into a service center that can help her.

  • Shawn - Albany Park Concerned neighbor

    I called the police last week, because she and her companion were drinking beer and screaming outside my open window. The police arrived 20 minutes later and told them to leave the area. I work from home sometimes and it would be nice to have the window open to catch a breeze, without the yelling.

Aug 29

Updated Aug 30

4456 N Hamlin

What's going on with that house?

Aug 22

Updated Aug 23

Helicopters at Irving and Kedzie?

Anyone know what that was about? I think they just left.

Aug 22

Updated Aug 23

Shooting at Jensen Park?

I saw a memorial under a tree near Wilson and Lawndale a couple of days ago. Was someone killed there recently? It was on the parkway near the south side of the park.

  • Albanyprk22 4600 N Monticello ave

    I just drove by and I pulled over. It appears to be a memorial for a young man named Kelly. I live about a block away on Monticello and I wasn't aware of a shooting or a death nearby. So hopefully someone else has some more information.

  • nearby too. Have not heard of anything!
    It is hard not to hear if it happened 😳

Aug 12

Updated Aug 18

Summer Projects....

Is anyone else working on summer projects? I have been busy as a bee the past week. Needed to replace the 80's era Brassy gold tone hardware fixtures in the bathroom and the kitchen. Also replaced the crappy old toilet seat with something sleeker and more modern. But the big project was rehabbing my deck chairs, that were covered in fabric that was mold and mildew and faded and sun-rotted. Not wanting to deal with that again, decided to go with stained wood slats, didn't really have any plan, but they seem to have come out ok... it was fun though

  • Chandra Lynn Dagley Pre-Medicine Chaser From AP

    Yes last summer, I slacked a bit, planted a few thugs but nothing major. This summer I want to make some strides on giving the deck that outdoor room feel

  • And you got it done with plenty of time to enjoy the rest of summer!

Aug 15

Updated Aug 17

Neighborhood upkeep. Pot holes and dead trees.

I don't see much work being done in regards to pot holes and dead trees. There are 3 dead trees between Spaulding and Sawyer on Irving Park south side of the street , 1 in the alley by Irving Park and Kimball northeast corner and 1 by 4026 N Kimball. Just walking around there are some really bad sidewalks and alleys that are crumbling and Irving Park by the US Bank should be repaved as it always has pot holes. I have reported all of these and I don't see anything done.

  • @oldfashioned please forward the service request numbers to yous Alderman via twitter or email.

  • Barbara Gannon I love to network with neighbors and I'm a big adv

    Try to use the Chicago works app. I always snap a picture and send it off with sending in a report. It tends to help with potholes. Also it's good to keep as a record that you reported it in case you or anyone you know gets hurt. And be...

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    Try to use the Chicago works app. I always snap a picture and send it off with sending in a report. It tends to help with potholes. Also it's good to keep as a record that you reported it in case you or anyone you know gets hurt. And be sure to point out it's a tripping hazard so if someone does fall down they can sue the city with their lack of safety. Just take a snap shot of your report. Hope it helps! I use it to report graffiti too.

Aug 10

Plumber

Has anyone used A1 Plumbing? If so were you satisfied with their work and price?

Aug 06

Updated Aug 08

Music/fun sounding stuff what was it?

I couldn't go over to where I was hearing it, but what was the music/ man on microphone tonight (sunday night)? It was towards Kedzie, I had to go to work, but was just wondering what was going on, sounded fun.

  • Kedzie and wilson I was hearing it... could've been farther west.

  • amv Montrose & Kedzie

    The Ecuadorian Parade & Festival. They do it every year. It's pretty great.

  • Ooooo didn't realize it was also a festival!

Jan 06 2013

Updated Aug 02

Someone to be concerned with?

I've only lived in the Irving Park/Albany Park area for just over 3 months now. Just south of Montrose and north of Cullom on Kedzie. Nevertheless since moving here I have ran into a homeless man that really gives me the heebie jeebies. He's probably in his upper 40's, seems to have some sort of mental incapacity, and either has very strained and hurt vocal chords or has no speech at all. I usually see him along Kedzie and he...

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I've only lived in the Irving Park/Albany Park area for just over 3 months now. Just south of Montrose and north of Cullom on Kedzie. Nevertheless since moving here I have ran into a homeless man that really gives me the heebie jeebies. He's probably in his upper 40's, seems to have some sort of mental incapacity, and either has very strained and hurt vocal chords or has no speech at all. I usually see him along Kedzie and he has no problem scaring the crap out of someone if they walk past him while he is sleeping in an entrance way to a building. I don't mean any disrespect to the homeless community or to any persons with disabilities, however has anybody else seen this man, know what is going on with him, and if it is someone to be concerned with?

Thanks
Mike

  • Totally harmless, his mental health is not the best, I've treated him to water and food, you have worst people outhere to worry about

  • ward greenleaf Smokey and the Bandit, Hooper, Cannonball Run...

    I've seen basically 4 guys in the area. I see a short Hispanic guy(50-60 yoa) sleeping on front steps, and occasionally relieving himself of explosive diarrhea n front steps and front lawns. The 2 guys that reside in front of 7-11 at Irving Park and Kimball/bench in front for Jets...

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    I've seen basically 4 guys in the area. I see a short Hispanic guy(50-60 yoa) sleeping on front steps, and occasionally relieving himself of explosive diarrhea n front steps and front lawns. The 2 guys that reside in front of 7-11 at Irving Park and Kimball/bench in front for Jets Pizza/bus stops at same location, are extremely mean and confrontational. Obviously who would win in a fight is irrelevant but consider your exposure to bodily fluids should a confrontation happen. Sometimes they sneak off to Horner Park. Actually, Saturday morning I was heading e/b Montrose at California and saw a huge group of homeless exiting Horner Park. I'd hate for this area to become like the LSD overpass at Lawrence.

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