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Mail Delivery.

Anyone else notice, if it's raining or snowing or windy, no mail delivery lately?

  • Denise M Seasoned dog owner

    It might be called a "Forever" stamp, but not when it comes to the price of buying one. The cost of mailing a one-ounce first-class letter will return to being 49 cents, up from 47 cents, where it had been since April. The last increase came in January 2014, according...

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    It might be called a "Forever" stamp, but not when it comes to the price of buying one. The cost of mailing a one-ounce first-class letter will return to being 49 cents, up from 47 cents, where it had been since April. The last increase came in January 2014, according to the U.S. Postal Service, when it went from 47 cents to 49 cents. Then last April, the Postal Regulatory Commission ordered the USPS to drop its prices for the first time in 97 years. Postmaster General Megan Brennan protested, saying, "given our precarious financial condition and ongoing business needs, the price reduction required by the PRC exacerbates our losses."

  • Yes, stamp prices have climbed. Congress created a financial crisis when it passed the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 (PAEA). Under the terms of PAEA, the USPS was forced to “prefund its future health care benefit payments to retirees for the next 75 years in an astonishing ten-year time span” – meaning that it had to put aside billions of dollars to pay for the health benefits of employees it hasn’t even hired yet, something that no other government or private corporation is required to do.

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  • Julie Granzow Good mom

    No this vehicle is not abandoned. It's in front of my house & it belongs to my son.

Dec 02

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Stranger knocking on my doorbell!

Hello everyone. Me and my family just bought a house in this neighborhood back in October. Feeling a little worried because this is the second time a stranger, Caucasian male, late 40's early 50's, stocky body built, around 5"7, beard, has rang my door bell. He claims to be a neighbor from the block, tells me he just got home from work and he found his mother death, the ambulance to her and needs money to get to hospital.

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Hello everyone. Me and my family just bought a house in this neighborhood back in October. Feeling a little worried because this is the second time a stranger, Caucasian male, late 40's early 50's, stocky body built, around 5"7, beard, has rang my door bell. He claims to be a neighbor from the block, tells me he just got home from work and he found his mother death, the ambulance to her and needs money to get to hospital.

First time he did this was back in early October it was a Wednesday afternoon around 5:30pm, I told him I had no cash with me, he went on to ask me if i can manage a way to get him cash that he would pay me back. I told him I was going to call my husband, close the door. He left with in minutes.

Second time was yesterday 12/01/2016 at 10:40pm. He ran the door bell. My husband goes to the window and ask him what he needs. It was the same guy with the same story. "Hello am your neighbor, I just got home from work and found my mother death" before he could continue we told him we where calling the cops. He took off. all we where able to see is the he walk to the to the end of the block and went into the alley.

Cops showed up 15 minutes later but had not seen anything.

Please if this as happen to anyone or you know who this man is please contact me.

P.S. Be aware of this scam

  • Heather Bannon Dunning neighborhood resident.

    Cops just swung by but it looks like he's gone. So thankful for the quick police response! I hope they catch this jerk!

  • There's a neighborhood watch group for Dunning on Facebook, and this guy has been doing this for a few months now. Don't open your door for anyone you don't know. If you're not expecting anyone, don't open it. The police have spoken with him, but there's not much they can...

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    There's a neighborhood watch group for Dunning on Facebook, and this guy has been doing this for a few months now. Don't open your door for anyone you don't know. If you're not expecting anyone, don't open it. The police have spoken with him, but there's not much they can do at this point. It's no different than the guy standing at the corner begging for money, claiming he's homeless, when he actually lives down the next block over from us. But you can see pictures of him from videos there in the FB group.

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Actually "Stopping" At Stop Signs!

I noticed this happening in Dunning as well as Elmwood Park! Drivers treating the STOP signs as a suggestion rather than a rule.

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Jan 14

"Train Thefts"

As much as the media (WGN) decries gun violence in this city, they made me wait an hour this evening to hear a story about guns being stolen from freight trains! While they made some valid points, I must ask, why is this not a "top" story? First on the list. Instead, they choose to feature reports of Donald Trump picking his nose or sneezing!

Jan 14

Man missing from Belmont Heights might be suicidal: Police

Joseph Chesney was last seen about 6:30 p.m. Jan. 7 in the 7600 block of West Cornelia, according to a missing person alert from Chicago Police. Before going missing, he posted remarks on social media that he was going to end his life.

    Man missing from Belmont Heights might be suicidal: Police
    A 33-year-old man who went missing last week from the Belmont Heights neighborhood on the Northwest Side might be suicidal, according to police. Joseph Chesney was last seen about 6:30 p.m. Jan. 7 in the 7600 block of West Cornelia, according to a missing person alert from Chicago Police.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

Jan 14

CPD searching for Joseph Chesney

The Chicago Police Department (CPD) is in search of Joseph Chesney, 33, who is homeless and is missing from 7600 block of W. Cornelia

    CPD searching for Joseph Chesney
    The Chicago Police Department (CPD) is in search of Joseph Chesney, 33, who is homeless and is missing from 7600 block of W. Cornelia. The search was prompted by a post Chesney made on social media saying that he was going to end his life.
    http://oururbantimes.com

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"Every Millennial Is A Socialist Until They Have To Start Paying Their Own Bills" Rant!

I've been noticing a lot of homes for sale in the neighborhood. Many sitting empty for over a year! I suspect we will be seeing a lot more after the next round of property taxes. Who cares if "you" have to keep working into your 70's, at least a city employee can retire in comfort at 50 with 80%+ of their yearly pay & a golden health care policy. Let that thought keep you warm at night. It also appears...

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I've been noticing a lot of homes for sale in the neighborhood. Many sitting empty for over a year! I suspect we will be seeing a lot more after the next round of property taxes. Who cares if "you" have to keep working into your 70's, at least a city employee can retire in comfort at 50 with 80%+ of their yearly pay & a golden health care policy. Let that thought keep you warm at night. It also appears Rahm Emanuel, with little regard for the plight of the working middle class, expects the millennials to swoop in, buy up the vacant properties and save the day! I have news for you Mr. Emanuel, as do many news outlets! The majority of millennials are drowning in student debt, live off of their parents accumulated wealth, are accepting low wage jobs with little to no benefits (remember, they can stay on mommy & daddy's insurance 'til they're 26), and will have no retirement income available for "their" children to sponge off of. Sad "20/20" episode on Friday about how the hard working middle class are being priced out of what used to be affordable housing. Coming to a neighborhood near you!

  • Wait! Let me beat you to it! "I don't know where you get your information but, I'm a 23 year old millennial and I have a six figure salary w/ full benefits and a penthouse suite in Trump Tower! So there!" Sure.

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Using EveryBlock As A Forum For Unrelated Rants

I've noticed a lot of the postings on EB have nothing to do with neighborhood happenings. (I must confess, I am guilty of this also.) Often, an innocuous comment about dog waste will turn into a political shouting match. I suspect it is because the SunTimes eliminated their online comment section & the Trib started charging $ for theirs. People just need to vent, I guess.

  • There's a really easy fix for ranting and trolling here. Everyblock can just start charging fees to use the site.

  • Start charging? they will only hurt themselves there are other information sites even better then I would and use would be no loss

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Xfinity Internet.

Just got a mailer stating $19.95 a month for internet service from Xfinity. Does anyone have "just" the internet service & how much will it "really" cost me a month when all is said and done? I'm assuming nothing less than $40 after all the fees & taxes & phony charges! Thanks all!

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Another Water Meter Question! Yeah, I Know ...

I had a water meter installed in my single family home w/ one occupant, in September. Since I was on a non-metered account previously, I had already paid my 6 month bill of $660. They are currently crediting my account every two months. My first bill at the end of October was $165 total ( $3.85 water use. $3.85 sewer). Yes! I use that little water. My second bill as of the end of December is $135 ( $3.82 water...

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I had a water meter installed in my single family home w/ one occupant, in September. Since I was on a non-metered account previously, I had already paid my 6 month bill of $660. They are currently crediting my account every two months. My first bill at the end of October was $165 total ( $3.85 water use. $3.85 sewer). Yes! I use that little water. My second bill as of the end of December is $135 ( $3.82 water / $3.82 sewer). No leaks in the house either. And yes, the phony garbage fee is included. This seems a bit high. I've heard claims from folks saying their bills were $50 to $75 total with multiple occupants in the homes. Any thoughts? Thanks!

  • It's just one great big money grab.

  • Andrew Carpenter Realtor Edgewater home owner and Chicago Reator

    Keyser, I'm a big fan of the usual suspects.
    Also I was completely unaware of how much water costs. My bill is always paid by my condo association. It's good to know because I have been thinking about buying a house.

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