Jun 15

Updated 21 min ago

Sex Assault

Police: Woman attacked, sexually assaulted on Northwest Side
http://trib.in/2sr3QrU

  • amv Montrose & Kedzie

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    4. CCH and HCH both sent me links to other service providers and an 800 number that they suggested I pass on to the lady to call for help. Although I really empathize with this lady, she is extremely incoherent, and I do feel that trying to talk to...

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    4. CCH and HCH both sent me links to other service providers and an 800 number that they suggested I pass on to the lady to call for help. Although I really empathize with this lady, she is extremely incoherent, and I do feel that trying to talk to her about calling for help would be useless and dangerous.

    So, we're right back where we started. No one can do anything. I'm just so deeply disappointed that we can't do better. I personally don't know what to do or how to solve this, but I think what disheartens me the most is the attitude. When I lived in NYC, these problems were prevalent in my neighborhood, but everybody--from neighbors to cops to city leaders--were of the attitude that we all could and should help, and people truly wanted to help. Since living here in Albany Park, I've experienced the attitude of everyone just throwing up their hands and saying, "What do you want me to do?", or just complaining without offering ideas. This is what bothers me the most.

    I'm ready for all of your no-solution-offering "get the hell out of Chicago" comments, so bring 'em on. Just so you know, I'm a 3rd generation Chicagoan and this is my forever home, but it still doesn't mean I'm not going to roll with the tide when I see something that shouldn't be, or that I love my city any less. So, fire away....

  • Nick in Irving Park Condo Owner

    They want charities and the Alderman to do something. They want more cops and social services. But they don't want taxes on soda pop. They don't want taxes on plastic bags. They don't want any taxes raised. They don't like it when the government gives their money to other people, whether they are teachers, cops, or mental health service providers.

    Welcome to the neighborhood!

3 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Looking to rent parking in Albany Park

Hi - I'm looking to rent a parking spot or garage space in Albany Park. Within 2-3 blocks of the 3000 block of W. Gunnison/Lawrence. I can pay up to $200 per month if close enough. Please comment on this post if you have have something or know of something.

  • Hi Michael, I have a parking space for rent at 3758 W. Giddings (half block
    south of Lawrence.) My email is 855219@gmail.com

  • Michael G 5 year Albany Park Resident

    Thanks for responding Andrew but I'm in the 3000-3100 West block so that's a bit too far.
    Michael

5 hours ago

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Jun 13

Updated 7 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.

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Updated 22 hours ago

Reliable Auto Mechanic?

Good morning neighbors,

Can anymore recommend a mechanic in the area for typical repairs and maintenance? Perhaps a place near Lawrence or Pulaski. Thanks in advance!

  • Royal Automotive on Elston/Central. Check out the YELP reviews. They don't lie! Awesome, friendly, honest company. My go to for years and through 3 cars. I've referred many friends and they all love the company as well.

  • Bville Cat Lady "ironic" pedant

    If it's Honda or Acura, Haas on Montrose just west of Pulaski is wonderful. Been going there for about 9 years. Trustworthy, Honda trained, and reasonably priced.

24 hours ago

Peek Inside The Menu At Blu 57, Opening In Andersonville This Summer

In 2013, Sukjam won first place in the International Culinary Cup's Fusion Foods division. He moved to Chicago to work at Arun's Thai Restaurant, 4156 N. Kedzie Ave., "one of the few upscale Thai restaurants" in Chicago, according to Sookhakitch.

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

Blu 57 hopes to open at 5701 N. Clark St. in July, according to co-owner Jai Sookhakitch, who partnered with chef Joe Sukjam on the venture.

    Peek Inside The Menu At Blu 57, Opening In Andersonville This Summer
    ANDERSONVILLE - A new seafood restaurant offering a Thai spin on classic dishes is scheduled to open in Andersonville next month. Blu 57 hopes to open at 5701 N. Clark St. this July, according to co-owner Jai Sookhakitch, who partnered with chef Joe Sukjam on the venture.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

Apr 18

Updated 28 hours ago

Small in-home Daycare has Opening

I operate a small in-home daycare by Irving and Elston with over 18 yrs. of experience. I currently have one full-time opening and would love the opportunity to care for your little one. I provide healthy, well balanced meals and snacks in a loving and nurturing environment. I am CPR certified, have excellent references with reasonable rates and I'm flexible with parents work schedules.

Our daily activities include music-time, play-time and story-time, plus plenty of outdoor time in our beautiful...

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I operate a small in-home daycare by Irving and Elston with over 18 yrs. of experience. I currently have one full-time opening and would love the opportunity to care for your little one. I provide healthy, well balanced meals and snacks in a loving and nurturing environment. I am CPR certified, have excellent references with reasonable rates and I'm flexible with parents work schedules.

Our daily activities include music-time, play-time and story-time, plus plenty of outdoor time in our beautiful gated and grassy courtyard. In my daycare each child receives all the love, attention and one-on-one care they need unlike some of those huge daycare facilities. Please message me so you can come by and see my beautiful setup for yourself.

42 hours ago

Updated 28 hours ago

Saw a stray dog with red collar at Elston and belle plaine about 20 min ago.

Looked like a red fox. Skiddish. Would not come to me. Even when my dog was around.

  • Saw this dog yesterday afternoon around Montrose & Avers, heading south, in your direction. Would not come to me either, but apparently a lot of people are trying to catch this dog.
    Post to Nextdoor.com also, if you see him again.

29 hours ago

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35 hours ago

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    REVISION TO PERMIT #100685017 CHANGES TO FLOOR PLAN LAYOUTS. EXTERIOR 2X4 WALL CONSTRUCTION TO BE CHANGED TO 2X6 WALL CONSTRUCTION. NEW HVAC FOR 2ND FLOOR ONLY INSTEAD OF APPROVED ONE FURNACE FOR ENTIRE BUILDING. NEW 2 GAS-FIREPLACES ONLY. ADJUSTMENT TO APPROVED ELECTRICAL, HVAC AND PLUMBING. APPROVED 2 CAR FRAME GARAGE TO HAVE ROOFTOP DECK WITH WOOD ACCESS STAIRS AS PER PLANS. NO CHANGE TO APPROVED BUILDING FOOT PRINTS.

    4042 N. Troy St. Issued June 19, 2017 Comment

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4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Do any of my neighbors have a 'drop trap' I can borrow?

I am wondering if anyone has a drop trap I can borrow. I have tried to use my regular humane trap, but the feral cat I take care of has successfully eluded it, and he is now injured and needs medical care. They are a bit pricey, and just thought I'd see if a fellow neighbor has one I can borrow before dropping the $$. Thanks!

  • You might try PAWS.

  • They sell them on Amazon. I'm ordering one myself now for the ferals in the area in case I run into a situation and need it. Glad you brought this up and reminded me. I hope you find one soon and get your cat in for care.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Dog Found in Albany Park

On Saturday afternoon a lost Chihuahua came into our yard. We are looking for it's owner.

  • Please post on Lost Dogs Illinois. Just a reminder to require 100% proof its of ownership.

  • We did take the dog to check for a chip but it's not.
    We did also post on Lost Dog IL. We really appreciate all the advice. Thanks!

2 days ago

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4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

ISO Pickup truck with good suspension

I have about 5 radiators I would like to take to the scrap yard. I don't have a truck, nor am I trying to spend much to rent one. If you want to help me load them in your truck and ride over there with me, I can give you a cut of whatever I get for the radiators.

  • Good sledge hammer.

  • some people still want to buy radiators, so consider selling them outright.

    I have radiators and one is still holding together with epoxy, but I would consider buying one if the size fits my application.

    what size height, width, length are the radiators and as far as you know are they in decent shape?

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