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Waxing Nostalgic ...

I'm in my 50's. I recall, in my younger days, mornings & evenings when the air would smell of toast or boiling potatoes with no obvious source. Was this a form of air pollution, manufacturing bi-product, etc. that is no longer around? I have not smelled this for some time now.

  • That was probably during a time when windows were open to let in fresh air and your smelled cooking from inside the homes. Now the ability to get fresh air is limited with the fire pits, wood scented cookers that go for six hours and the fire places that are not swept on a regular basis or never and smell like a garbage incinerator. Of course only a few people produce the pollution but we all suffer.

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  • John S. - if you're on FB, there are two Dunning groups that have all this info. The Dunning Community Watch and the Dunning Community Discussion Board.

  • John S. Electrician

    Thanks I requested both of them.

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  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    7807 W ADDISON ST, CHICAGO IL 60634REPLACE METER FITTING AND RISERGROUND NEW METER FITTING

    7807 W. Addison St. Issued February 20, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    R&R 3 EXISTING PANEL TYPE ANTENNAS WITH NEW, INSTALL 3 NEW EQUIPMENT RADIOS USING EXISTING MOUNTS, DC CABLING AND FIBER TRUNK FOR TMOBILE SITE#CH91029A

    7532 W. Addison St. Issued February 20, 2017 Comment

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Updated Feb 20

Just Received Property Tax Bill!

Wow! Money for nothing! Enjoy the increase everyone. We are all just paying so someone else can enjoy a very comfortable early retirement. Sad!

  • Joe Kaminski

    It's not cost effective to own a house in Chicago anymore with the extra tax and feet hikes. If you want to stay in the city then just buy and own a condo instead. You won't pay any extra prop tax based on a large assessed prop value and avoid...

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    It's not cost effective to own a house in Chicago anymore with the extra tax and feet hikes. If you want to stay in the city then just buy and own a condo instead. You won't pay any extra prop tax based on a large assessed prop value and avoid the garbage, water fees as those services are covered by HOA months fee, trash collect is done by private company. Depending on size/location of condo and the management company, your heat and cooking gas may be included in monthly HOA too.

  • your first installment tax bill is 55% of the last bill. You won't see any potential increase until the second installment and that will be based on the city tax rate for the township and state equalizer for 2016. Chicago wasn't up for a tri-annual assesment in 2016, the next...

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    your first installment tax bill is 55% of the last bill. You won't see any potential increase until the second installment and that will be based on the city tax rate for the township and state equalizer for 2016. Chicago wasn't up for a tri-annual assesment in 2016, the next potential increase in property assessed value in Chicago will be 2018. http://www.cookcountyboardofreview.com/assets/pdfs/townshiptris.pdf

    Also, just as a note, property taxes have been starting to increase since 2016 all over, I've been seeing it as far as Kane county. The increase isn't as significant as cook county but it's there. This is probably due to Assessors increasing the assessed value of properties after they stayed stagnant throughout the recession.

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Feb 19

Updated Feb 19

Rainy Day Game!

Here's a somewhat interesting way to pass the time on a lazy, rainy day. Pick the nicest, biggest, most expensive homes on your block. Go to the "Cook County Property Search" website & find out the owners name. Then, cross reference it against the 'City of Chicago" website's "Employee Names & Salaries" section! Chances are those very expensive homes are owned by city employees. No judgement from me! Sheep are here to be sheared!

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Updated Feb 19

Dog Repellent!

Let me preface this by saying, I like dogs very much. I like all animals. But, I don't pay over $6,000 a year in property taxes so inconsiderate dog owners can use my property as their dogs personal toilet. It seems as though EVERYONE has a dog now! It's turned into an accessory item. It's illegal for humans to urinate on the public thoroughfare but, thousands of dogs relieve themselves, every day, on the city streets. I'm tired of stepping in the mess. I'm tired of the surge growth & burned grass. Does anyone have a good recipe for a repellent?

  • A fence.

  • Julie Granzow Good mom

    This neighborhood is definitely getting worse & worse. On Monday about 730pm, 2 drunk workers for next door drove up in front of my house on the curb & across the 'so called cities' grass that's in front of my house, spilled something off of their blk pickup truck and...

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    This neighborhood is definitely getting worse & worse. On Monday about 730pm, 2 drunk workers for next door drove up in front of my house on the curb & across the 'so called cities' grass that's in front of my house, spilled something off of their blk pickup truck and left a nice big stain there. Then last night (Saturday night), someone on this block pulls up in a big truck, same scenario, drives right up the curb & across the grass. And it's all on camera. Honest to God, I have never seen so many ignorant people on one block before in my entire 46 yrs of life. And before the cameras, they used to leave their dogs poop all over our property. They don't care, their just ignorant!

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'I Might Have To Drop Him Myself,' NW Side Man Says After Crime Hits Area

Just before 5 p.m., the 23-year-old, who gave a false name out of fear of his safety, was walking with his brother in an alley behind the 3600 block of North Oriole Avenue when a man pulled up alongside them in a green Honda sedan and demanded to know their gang affiliation, he said.

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"There's usually some conflict down by Harlem and Addison," he added. "But for someone to come up here and try and claim this beautiful neighborhood like it's their turf, and in broad daylight? That's f---ed up."

    'I Might Have To Drop Him Myself,' NW Side Man Says After Crime Hits Area
    DUNNING - From a pristine block of worker cottages near the city's western border, Daniel is seven years and 15 miles removed from his former life as a gang member. On Monday afternoon, his past found him anyway.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

  • I hope everyone attends the police roll call Friday at 7:00 PM at Oriole & Addison. We need to show ou support for the police.

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Chicago / Illinois Property Taxes

Heard a comment on the radio that really rang true with me. "Illinois / Chicago are the only places in the country where, as your property value goes down, your property taxes keep going up!" I'm seeing a lot of "for sale" signs in the neighborhood but no sales! Supposedly, it's a "buyers market." But, it's being sabotaged by the increased property taxes. Nobody wants to take on the burden of possible falling value & rising taxes.
When your yearly taxes equal more than your annual mortgage payment, something's wrong!

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    SECOND FLOOR ADDITION W/ INTERIOR ALTERATION AND NEW REAR DECK TO EXISTING SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE AS PER PLANS**CERTIFIED CORRECTIONS- - SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS & AUDIT **

    7441 W. Addison St. Issued February 8, 2017 Comment

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Updated Feb 08

Rahm Emanuel & Immigrant Families

Does anyone have an idea as to when Mayor Emanuel will start moving needy immigrant families into "his" Ravenswood Manor neighborhood? I assume with an average home value of $800,000 and up, it should be no problem. I trust there is plenty of affordable housing on his street. The man is a saint! He "always" leads by example.

  • When I invite people to my home, I don't expect my neighbors to pay for the party. Nor would they! Obviously, Rahm and his ilk do. And, they're charging it on our credit card.

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    When is the next party will Father Flagher be their.

Feb 08

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Is This Your Lost Dog? #Chicago #IL #Dunning (Ottawa & School) Female Shih Tzu.White/Tan Call 773-775-1040 Email Lauren@thedoghouselcl.com to identify...


Feb 04

Updated Feb 08

"Thousands Protest Trump!"

But, what about the "MILLIONS" that don't protest Trump? Why doesn't the media report that? Emanuel insists Chicago will remain a "Sanctuary City!" Hundreds show up to protest! What about the thousands of residents that may disagree?

  • HoneyBadger resident

    Anji - check yourself, toots. Yep; right, your ignorance offends me (you're a neo-fascist: look it up!) and don't look now but the way your orange liar is going - he won't make 8 years. Are you even aware of the issues at hand? Zero intelligence seeps through in your...

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    Anji - check yourself, toots. Yep; right, your ignorance offends me (you're a neo-fascist: look it up!) and don't look now but the way your orange liar is going - he won't make 8 years. Are you even aware of the issues at hand? Zero intelligence seeps through in your comments - that you can support a lying, feline grabber racist homophobe speaks volumes about who you are, to say nothing of the assumptions you make about others here. Did your hubby tell you who to support? Lol. Educate yourself. You are supporting a billionaire who is in it to make some money for his billionaire pals. He has NO CLASS, just a big lying mouth and a lot of money. Think the pipeline is for your benefit? Ha ha ha - Wake up! I really kinda feel sorry for you. I cannot respect the fool temporarily sitting in the seat of the presidency - deal with that, cookie. Has nothing to do with party lines and more with his character, inexperience, amnesia, cheating .... wake up. PS - I'm not alone with these feelings; watch and see. (Sound off if you like; You're muted).

  • People who come to a topic, leave an insulting comment, and then claim to mute the person the comment is pointed at show their immaturity and inability to debate. Perfect example of the left/progressives insistence that everyone must think alike. There are very few lefty's who are able to have...

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    People who come to a topic, leave an insulting comment, and then claim to mute the person the comment is pointed at show their immaturity and inability to debate. Perfect example of the left/progressives insistence that everyone must think alike. There are very few lefty's who are able to have independent thought and that's why the mob mentality exists in their so-called "peaceful" protests. And then there are the just plain idiotic protests like women wearing a symbol of a body part on their heads, or a costume of same. Thinking this is a bold and meaningful way to protest is laughable. Look up the organizer of the march Linda Sarsour (if you dare) and see if you agree with her stance on Sharia and Hamas. How proud women must be to walk with her. /s
    And I mustn't leave out the protestors who are going to bare their butts in front of Trump Tower. What giants of intellect. These are the progressive people who are spitting in the faces of the millions of Americans who voted for, and support the new President because progressives deem those who voted for him too ignorant to understand the complex problems facing OUR country. What smug arrogance.

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