5 days ago

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Blasted Skunks!!

Family of skunks having a party in my front yard!

  • VPGirl New to AP

    Mine too, George! Anyone know of anything that will stop them?

  • VP Girl, the only thing you can do is to place large flat beach rocks on the ground over the bulbs where you planted them and then remove when winter comes. I got mine on the beach in Michigan. It is the one thing squirrels won't flip over. I do the same in the flower boxes in the spring with fresh plants until the plants grow and take over the space. I bet you can buy some at Home Depot. https://ak9.picdn.net/shutterstock/videos/21651289/thumb/1.jpg

43 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

September 22, 2017 Update

Wed., Sept 27, 5-6:45 pm, The Kedzie Center, 4141 N. Kedzie, Suite 2. Join Community Mental Health for aCommunity Night on Suicide Awareness & Prevention panel discussion. Free.

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Through September 24, Erasing the Distance will host their inaugural SPARKfest at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee.

From 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on October 14 &15 at Fort Knox Studios/2112, 4245 N. Knox;

From 9:00 am to 5:00 pm October 14 and from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm October 15 at Lake Effect Brewing Company, 4727 W. Montrose, Suite C;

From 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on October 14 at the Muslim Community Center (Rivoli Theater), 4380 N. Elston;

From 9:00 am to 4:00 pm October 14 and from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm October 15 at Our Lady of Victory Roman Catholic Church, 5212 W. Agatite;

From 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on October 14 & 15 at the Portage Lofts Art Center, 4141 N. Milwaukee; and

From 9:00 am to 2:00 pm October 14 and from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm October 15 at the Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee.

Tap, 3932 W. Irving Park Road. The meeting will be in the Independence Park Fieldhouse, 3945 N. Springfield.

Tap, 3932 W. Irving Park Road. The meeting will be in the Independence Park Fieldhouse, 3945 N. Springfield.

The 4400-block of North Mango at 1:05 am September 16; and

The 4100-block of North Long at 1:15 am September 16.

Coats can be dropped off at the Pantry, 3801 N. Keeler, during operating hours (Wednesday 9 am to noon and on October 10 from 6 pm...

...pm to 7:30 pm). Additional drop off locations include Disney II Magnet Elementary school (3815 N. Kedvale), Old Irving Brewing (4419 W. Montrose); and the Linnemyer front porch at 3822 N. Tripp...

...drop off locations include Disney II Magnet Elementary school (3815 N. Kedvale), Old Irving Brewing (4419 W. Montrose); and the Linnemyer front porch at 3822 N. Tripp...

...3815 N. Kedvale), Old Irving Brewing (4419 W. Montrose); and the Linnemyer front porch at 3822 N. Tripp...

The changes include bump-outs at Central & Giddings, Central & Leland, and Central & Ainslie. A designated bike lane will be installed from Goodman to Gunnison, and a shared lane from Lawrence to Montrose. Finally, right-turn-only lanes will be installed on Central on both sides of Lawrence.

The changes include bump-outs at Central & Giddings, Central & Leland, and Central & Ainslie. A designated bike lane will be installed from Goodman to Gunnison, and a shared lane from Lawrence to Montrose. Finally, right-turn-only lanes will be installed on Central on both sides of Lawrence.

Sat., Sept 23, 10:30 am-2:30 pm, 1300 W. Jackson.Celebrate the Chicago Police Department’s service to the Chicago community during an Open House...

Sun., Sept 24, 9:30 am-1:30 pm,Jefferson Memorial Park, 4822 N. Long.Support your favorite vendors and purchase locally grown food at the Jefferson Park Sunday Market. The market runs through October and offers a great selection. More info: online.Free to attend, cost of purchases apply. 

Sun., Sept 24, 3 pm,St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner. St. John’s presents an afternoon of chamber music withThe Chen Family and Mio Nakamura.Free.

Tue., Sept 26, 7 pm,Rosedale Park, 6312 W. Rosedale. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during the Gladstone Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting.Free.

Wed., Sept 27, 4-7 pm, Potbelly, 4185 W. Irving Park.Satiate your appetite while giving back to a local school, Gray School, during thePotbelly Sandwich Shop Gives Back fundraiser. 25% of net sales will be donated to the school. Cost of purchases. 

Wed., Sept 27, 7 pm, Basement Auditorium of the Congregational Church, 5320 W. Giddings. Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during the Jefferson Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly...

Wed., Sept 27, 7-8 pm, Irving Park Y, 4251 W. Irving Park. Teens ages 12-18 are invited to play games and learn about what the Y Leaders program is all about during theTeen Leaders Club meeting. Snacks provided. Free.

Thur., Sept 28, 1113 Berwyn Gallery, 1113 W. Berwyn.Local artist Nicholas Conlon showcases his work in a pop-up art show titledAll My Work for Nothing. More info:online.

Sun., Oct 1, 2 pm,Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding. The Irving Park Fine Arts Committee presents Jim Konsbruck and Tom Clippert Guitar Duo. Reception with artists follows concert. Free admissions, donations accepted. 

Wed., Oct 4, 10 am-1 pm, 6332 N. Northwest Hwy,While you’re grabbing your morning cup of joe, chat with your friendly neighborhood cop during the 16th District’s Coffee With a Cop. Free.

Thur., Oct 12, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005.The senior enrichment seminar series hosts anEverything You Should Know about Guardianshipseminar. RSVP: 312-603-9233. Free.

Fri., Oct 13, 7-9 pm,Dunham Park Main Gym, 4638 N. Melvina. Dunham Park hosts Fall Skate Party. Bring your own skates, roller blades, helmets, pads, and...

Fri., Oct 13, 7-10 pm, St. Viator Recreation Center, 2nd Floor, 3644 N. Kedvale. Get in the Halloween spirit during St. Viator’sStairway to Insanity Haunted House. Intended for mature audiences.$10. 

Sat., Oct 14, 7 pm,St. John’s, 4939 W. Montrose. Exercise your brain during St. John Lutheran’sTrivia Night. Cash prize for first place. More info: email organizers or 773-736-1196.$17/person; $170/table of 10.

Tue., Oct 17, 7 pm,Latvian Community Center, 4146 N. Elston. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during the West Walker Civic Association general meeting.Free.

Thur., Oct 19, 5-8 pm, Irish American Heritage Center, Erin Room, 4626 N. Knox. Minton-Regan Properties is hosting a Seniors in Transition event. An abundance of resources will be available to educate and enhance the life of seniors and their children. Appetizers and drinks served. Free.

Sat., Oct 28, 4-6 pm, Belding Elementary, 4257 N. Tripp. Join in on the fun during theBelding Fall Fun Fair. DJ, costume party, prizes, and a bouncy house obstacle course.Donations Accepted. 

    September 22, 2017 Update
    Dear Nieghbor, Through September 24, Erasing the Distance will host their inaugural SPARKfest at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee. Erasing the Distance (EDT) is a theater collective that works to raise public awareness and destigmatize around mental illness. They creates scripts using real interviews with people living with mental illness.
    http://ward45.org

  • Helen, studies conducted down in Sarasota FL support your contention regarding food for the homeless. They indicated that somewhere around 85 to 90% of money given to panhandlers is spent on alcohol or drugs. Really want to help them? Give your money to the Salvation Army, it will be spent to truly help those in need.

  • ch1cag0rob 15-year Logan Squarite, in JP since June 2015

    I've worked as a psych tech in a mental hospital. I've worked with the Chicago Department of Family & Support Services with their Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), and I've worked with the Chicago Housing Authority. From my experiences, I can tell you that:

    A) More than 90% of the...

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    I've worked as a psych tech in a mental hospital. I've worked with the Chicago Department of Family & Support Services with their Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), and I've worked with the Chicago Housing Authority. From my experiences, I can tell you that:

    A) More than 90% of the chronically homeless (meaning homeless for more than a day or two) are mentally ill.

    B) A very large majority of the non-schizophrenic mentally ill are addicted substance abusers, which prevents them from being allowed to stay in shelters.

    C) There are actually plenty of beds available in public + private shelters across the City. But in order to stay there, you have to be off drugs / alcohol. A large percentage of the homeless do not qualify for these shelters.

    D) Of the schizophrenic / psychotic homeless (characterized by delusions and irrational speech patterns), most are there because they stopped taking their meds after they were released from the hospital. Help must be forced upon these people, as they will (usually) not seek it out on their own.

    E) There is not nearly enough state and federal money set up to support victims of severe / acute mental illness. It sucks, but there's actually no place for lots of these people to stay.

    Solutions? I call the cops on the homeless, and I never give them food or money. I want the cops to bring them to mental institutions (or jail them temporarily if necessary). And we absolutely must force our layers of government to provide increased funding for mental health.

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Gunshots and car speeding away?

My Husband and I were woke up about 5am this morning (9/24/2017) by the sound of about six gun shots followed by a car screeching away in the area of Kimball and Sunnyside.

We reported it to the police, but I never heard sirens or anything so I guess no one got shot, or it just wasn't important. But I guess since there is a police camera on the corner of Kimball and Sunnyside they were able to check without sending a car out?

Did anyone else in the area hear this?

  • Jenn Albany Park since 2005

    I never call things in anonymously, less likely to be ignored or put to the back of the list.

  • VPGirl New to AP

    Portage, please show me where that is the message...that anyone has said that when they kneel that means that 'police stand down or else get sued, suspended, or fired'. If you don't know what the reasoning is, don't make up stuff.

2 days ago

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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.

5 days ago

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Where to find Albany Park themed gifts

Hi all, anyone know of a good place to find Albany Park themed gifts? My wife and I like to decorate our place with gifts representing neighborhoods that we've lived in. Thanks for the suggestions!

  • AlbanyParkMichael Home owner, parent, & Nelson Algren fan.

    Albany Park Neighbors (on Facebook) has T-shirts

  • Jane Spec North Center resident

    There is a store on Montrose and Damen called "Neighborly" they make all kinds of things for lots of different neighborhoods in the city. I would check there for sure. I believe they actually make the merchandise as well so you may be able to request something as well if they don't have it in the store. Also, "Four Sided" on Clark, and I believe it's Ainslie, in Andersonville carries some neighborhood things as well.

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Sep 19

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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!"

5 days ago

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Water Trees.

This hot weather is very hard on the trees in the parkways. If you can try and water them.

  • smartypants LifeLongCityGirl

    Don't waste water. Feed younger trees with a root feeder (brings water down to the roots.) Added bonus: helps roots grow down rather than out (saving sidewalks.)

  • I did report some of the trees months ago. Glad cooler weather is coming. I hope we get some rain.

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Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo to the a...

Is This Your Lost Dog? #Chicago #IL #NorthPark (Ainslie & Albany) Male Poodle.White Call 773-907-0305 Email Fido@famousfidorescue.com to identify. This dog...


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Elderly Man Reported Missing In Albany Park

Jose Pinduisaca left his home about 8 a.m. in the 4700 block of North Bernard but has not been home since, Chicago Police said in a missing person alert.

    Elderly Man Reported Missing In Albany Park
    CHICAGO (CBS) - An 83-year-old man was reported missing Thursday night after he failed to return to his home in the Albany Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side. Jose Pinduisaca left his home about 8 a.m. in the 4700 block of North Bernard but has not been home since, Chicago Police said in a missing person alert.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

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Montrose Saloon Is Back: What's New, What's Old, What's Both (PHOTOS)

IRVING PARK — The corner bar is alive and well, at least at the corner of Montrose Avenue and Richmond Street.

Zacharias and his business partners bought the property, at 2933 W. Montrose Ave., three years ago and the bar itself a year later.

    Montrose Saloon Is Back: What's New, What's Old, What's Both (PHOTOS)
    IRVING PARK - The corner bar is alive and well, at least at the corner of Montrose Avenue and Richmond Street. Montrose Saloon, after closing in May for renovations, is back in business. If the new entryway and signage weren't already dead giveaways, yes, it's true, some things have changed.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

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Travel the World via INHERIT CHICAGO, the City's First Intercultural Festival: October 1–29

4300 N. California Avenue 

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238 W. 23rd Street 

333 S. Halsted Street 

4048 W. Armitage Avenue 

2249 W. Superior Street 

756 N. Milwaukee Avenue

3225 W. Foster Avenue 

    INHERIT CHICAGO, the City's First Intercultural Festival: October 1-29
    When was the last time you traveled overseas to explore an exotic, faraway land? This fall, you can travel around the world without having to pack your suitcase or hop aboard an airplane.
    https://www.choosechicago.com

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33 hours ago

  • Let's Get Organized

    Mr. Robinson is asking for $466.22:
    My students need chair pockets to reduce clutter and keep things organized.
    Edison Park Elementary School Comment

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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.

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September 14, 2017 Update

Sat., Sept 16, 9 am,17th District Station, Community Room, 4650 N. Pulaski.Teens can discuss how they can fight crime during aPeer Jury – Youth Beat Meeting. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Wed., Sept 27, 5-6:45 pm, The Kedzie Center, 4141 N. Kedzie, Suite 2. Join Community Mental Health for a Community Night on Suicide Awareness & Prevention panel discussion. Free.

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The Independence Park Advisory Council is hosting their 4th annual Independence Park Beer Fest on Saturday, September 16, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield.

The changes include bump-outs at Central & Giddings, Central & Leland, and Central & Ainslie. A designated bike lane will be installed from Goodman to Gunnison, and a shared lane from Lawrence to Montrose. Finally, right-turn-only lanes will be installed on Central on both sides of Lawrence.

The changes include bump-outs at Central & Giddings, Central & Leland, and Central & Ainslie. A designated bike lane will be installed from Goodman to Gunnison, and a shared lane from Lawrence to Montrose. Finally, right-turn-only lanes will be installed on Central on both sides of Lawrence.

The 3200-block of North Lavergne at 11:00 pm on August 18;

The 5200-block of West Patterson between 5:00 pm August 20 and 2:00 am August 22;

The 5100-block of West Eddy between 9:00 pm August 21 and 8:00 am August 22;

The 4800-block of North Milwaukee between 3:00 pm and 3:30 pm on September 6;

The 5400-block of West Higgins between 2:20 am September 6 and 12:25 am September 7; and

The 3700-block of North Laramie at 10:20 am on September 11.

Celebrate ten years of exceptional theater at the Filament during their Tenth Anniversary Benefit. The event will take place on Saturday, October 7, at 7:30 pm at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee.

Classes meet every Tuesday from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Education and Training Division at 1300 W. Jackson.

Sat., Sept 16, 9 am-3 pm, Messiah Lutheran Church Parking Lot, 6200 W. Addison. Drop off donations toHelp Hurricane Harvey Families. Collecting new closing, new socks, new undergarments, diapers...

Sun., Sept 17, 8 am-noon, Irving Park Lutheran Church gym, 4057 N. Harding. Stop by to enjoy aPancake Breakfast fundraiser by By Scout Troop 863.Cost of purchases. 

Sun., Sept 17, 9 am-2 pm,Copernicus Center Parking Lot, Lawrence and Lipps. There is something for everyone at thisFlea Market/Garage Sale. Upwards of 30 vendors will...

Sun., Sept 17, 10 am-2 pm, Portage Park, 4100 N. Long. Vendors gather on the NW corner of Long and Irving Park to offer locally grown...

...am-2 pm, Portage Park, 4100 N. Long. Vendors gather on the NW corner of Long and Irving Park to offer locally grown produce, meats, dairy, baked goods, specialty items, prepared foods, and more...

Mon., Sept 18, 3-6 pm, 5940 N. Milwaukee. State Senator Mulroe and State Representative Martwick host a2017 Free Flu Shot and ICASH event...

Tue., Sept 19, 1 pm, 16th District Police Station, Community Room 5151 N. Milwaukee. Meet officers and receive helpful resources during the Monthly Senior Meeting. Special guest Angela M. Gambino from Brokerage Resources will attend. Win fun prizes during Bingo! More info: 312-742-4521.Free.

Thur., Sept 21, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005.The senior enrichment seminar series hosts a This Place Seems Nice: Adult Daycare Servicesseminar. RSVP: 312-603-9233.Free.

Thur., Sept. 21, 5-6 pm, Gray Elementary School, 3730 N. Laramie. Learn about exciting educational opportunities during the Gray School Family and Community Open House. More info:Gray website. Free.

Sun., Sept 24, 9:30 am-1:30 pm,Jefferson Memorial Park, 4822 N. Long.Support your favorite vendors and purchase locally grown food at the Jefferson Park Sunday Market. The market runs through October and offers a great selection. More info: online. Free to attend, cost of purchases apply. 

Sun., Sept 24, 3 pm, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner.St. John’s presents an afternoon of chamber music with The Chen Family and Mio Nakamura. Free.

Tue., Sept 26, 7 pm, Rosedale Park, 6312 W. Rosedale.Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during theGladstone Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting.Free.

Wed., Sept 27, 4-7 pm, Potbelly, 4185 W. Irving Park.Satiate your appetite while giving back to a local school, Gray School, during thePotbelly Sandwich Shop Gives Back fundraiser. 25% of net sales will be donated to the school. Cost of purchases. 

Wed., Sept 27, 7 pm, Basement Auditorium of the Congregational Church, 5320 W. Giddings. Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during the Jefferson Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting.Free.

Thur., Sept 28,1113 Berwyn Gallery, 1113 W. Berwyn. Local artist Nicholas Conlon showcases his work in a pop-up art show titledAll My Work for Nothing. More info: online.

    September 14, 2017 Update
    Dear Neighbor, This version of the newsletter contains a correction to the section on the Central Avenue Transformation. The corrected version of the newsletter is below. The Independence Park Advisory Council is hosting their 4th annual Independence Park Beer Fest on Saturday, September 16, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Independence Park, 3945 N.
    http://ward45.org

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  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    WORK TO BE DONE TO APARTMENT 3 REAR ONLY. WORK DUE TO FIRE DAMAGE. REPAIR ELECTIRCAL AS NEEDED. REPAIR/REPLACE DRYWALL AS NEEDED. KITCHEN CDABINETS & FINISHES. PLUMBING FIXTURE REPLACEMENT. ALL WORK SAME AS EXISTING. ALL WORK SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS.

    4541 N. Christiana Ave. Issued September 22, 2017 Comment

2 days ago

  • Technology Center Needed

    Ms. Becker is asking for $1018.79:
    My students need an iPad and laptop with accessories to practice generalizing technology based skills across settings.
    Edison Park Elementary School Comment

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Beautiful science homework left on Eugene Field Park tennis courts!

Just played tennis at the Eugene Field courts - looks like some (high school?) student's hard work was left behind. Includes great drawing of the inside of a snake's mouth. No name!!!! (Kids, put your name on your work.) Left it there neatly by the gate, along with erasers. Asked at the park building but they don't take any high schoolers to the tennis courts. I hate to think of Monday rolling around and......arghhhhhh!

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

    Ecm, good job recovering it. Hopefully it finds its owner

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