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Bungalow chimney advice/recommendation

Hello Belmont-Cragin neighbors!

My husband and I bought our bungalow back in January and at the time we noticed the chimney, which is painted, looked as if it was peeling or flaking. Our home inspector said it was probably due to the house needing a new roof and chimney flashings. We had the roof and flashings replaced in April and the roofer said he thinks the chimney looks the way it does because of moisture pushing through the bricks from the inside as the boiler and got water heater vent through it.

2 questions:
Has anyone had this happen in their home, especially if you love in a bungalow?

Can anyone recommend a chimney expert/repair guy?

Thanks!

  • hkl Belmont-Cragin homeowner

    Will do Lujan.

  • Thank you, hkl. Be careful with whatever company you go with. Even being on Angie's List doesn't mean as much as people think.

Jun 27

Updated 5 hours ago

Community Organization of Belmont Cragin United (COB-CU) Meeting

Mon, Jun 30, 2014 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Community Organization of Belmont Cragin United (COB-CU) Meeting
Monday, June 30, 2014
7:00-8:00 p.m.

Portage Cragin Library
5108 W. Belmont

  • Deb R 60641 resident 40 + yrs.

    These rat stories are horrible. Where exactly is this infestation?

  • I am in 60639 and I am pretty sure you have them too since a good friend of mine lives by Addison and Central Ave(60641 pretty sure) and has reported to me about problems. They don't come out during the day. More when it gets dark and one has to...

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    I am in 60639 and I am pretty sure you have them too since a good friend of mine lives by Addison and Central Ave(60641 pretty sure) and has reported to me about problems. They don't come out during the day. More when it gets dark and one has to be quick in seeing them since they move so fast, almost like seeing a running shadow. A friend of mine in Lakeview has holes in her garage from the rats. That probably means they have taken the garage as their home away from home. That happened to me. Five years I couldn't use my garage.

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Jun 25

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New neighbor

Just moved to the neighborhood back in February. Not too pleased. Too difficult to find parking and neighbors obviously double parked. Shooting noises at night and the people from the building right in front look "shady"... I hope it gets better, my lease ends by May of next year but, I hate moving! I have a special baby and too many changes aren't good for the baby. We need to be as stable as possible. I am looking forward to buy my own place again. I really hope the neighborhood gets better.

  • Deb R 60641 resident 40 + yrs.

    I'm sorry you feel that way, it's never fun living where you're not happy. But there is light at the end of the tunnel come May. The fact that you're renting and didn't buy was a terrific move on your part. Good luck to you and your family.

  • Mayra, are you getting Early Intervention services for your "special baby"? Probably re, just making sure.

36 hours ago

Council to vote on graffiti violation fines

Graffiti blasting crew laborer George Alvarado clears graffiti from a wall in the 2800 block of north Central Ave. (Antonio Perez, Chicago Tribune / June 23

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Police Activity

Lots of police activity in the alley on Long between Fletcher and Barry. Does anyone know what happened?

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Chicago Shootings Kill 11-Year-Old Girl, Injure 12-Year-Old Child

• Fifteen minutes earlier, a 26-year-old was standing in the 2000 block of North Lamon Avenue when a man pulled up in a silver BMW. The two exchanged words before the man got out of the car and started shooting, striking the 26-year-old in his stomach and his leg, Estrada said.

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The 11-year-old girl was shot around 9:35 p.m. in the 3900 block of West Gladys Avenue in Garfield Park. She suffered a gun shot wound to her head, police said.

In the other case involving a child on Friday, three people were wounded about 3:30 p.m. in the 700 block of North Ridgeway Avenue in East Garfield Park.

...was wounded in a shooting in Englewood. The man was sitting on the sidewalk at 72nd Street and Emerald Avenue when a dark-colored car drove by and someone from within the car fired shots...

Around 12:50 a.m., the boy was in a parked car in the 7000 block of South Winchester Avenue when someone opened fire, striking him in his arm, Estrada said. He was taken to Holy Cross Hospital where he is in stable condition.

One man, 24, and another man, 33, were walking in the 500 block of East 71st Street when they "heard shots and felt pain," Estrada said.

The men were standing on the corner in the 1300 block of North Mason Avenue when they "heard shots and felt pain," Estrada said.

• Around the same time three men, including one 15-year-old boy, were shot in the 4000 block of West West End Avenue in Austin. 

The man was on the porch in the 5400 block of West Haddon Avenue when two men approached him on foot and opened fire, Estrada said.

The man, who is a documented gang member, was in a car in the 7600 block of South Drexel Avenue when the shooter opened fire from an alley, striking him in his right eye, Estrada said. 

The boy was sitting in front of a residence in the 11800 block of South Yale Avenue when someone approached on foot and fired shots, striking him in his arm and foot, Estrada said.

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More Than 20 Shot Overnight in Chicago

Just before 11 p.m. Friday, a 26-year-old man was shot in the 2000 block of North Lamon Avenue. The man was shot in the abdomen and leg and was listed in serious condition...

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The young girl was shot in the 3900 block of West Gladys Avenue in the Garfield Park neighborhood at about 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Police shot a man who allegedly pointed a gun at them in the 2600 block of South Avers Avenue in the Little Village neighborhood around 6 a.m. Saturday morning. The man was transported to an area hospital for treatment. No officers were injured in the incident.

A 35-year-old man was shot when someone in a dark-colored vehicle fired shots at him near 72nd Street and Emerald Avenue around 3 a.m. Saturday. The victim was taken in stable condition to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.

Just before 1 a.m., a 15-year-old boy was shot in the 7000 block of South Winchester Avenue. The teen was seated in a parked vehicle when a white van pulled up and...

Around 12:30 a.m., a 19-year-old man was shot in the 1200 block of South Christiana Avenue. The teen was discovered unresponsive on the sidewalk with gunshot wounds to the back and foot and was taken in serious condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.

Two people were shot just after midnight in the 500 block of East 71st Street. A 24-year-old man was shot in the abdomen and taken to Stroger Hospital...

...including a 15-year-old boy, were shot around 11:30 p.m. in the 4000 block of West West End Avenue in an apparent drive-by shooting. The teen was shot in the leg and a...

Around the same time, five people were shot in the 1200 block of North Mason Avenue. A 27-year-old man who was shot in the arm, a 33-year-old...

A few minutes earlier, a 25-year-old man was shot in the ankle after two offenders fired at him while he sat on a porch in the 5400 block of West Haddon Avenue. The man taken in stable condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.

A 38-year-old man was shot just after 11 p.m. in the 7600 block of South Drexel Boulevard. The man was sitting in a car when someone fired shots from an alley striking him in the face. The man was listed in stable condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center.

Around 10:30 p.m., a 15-year-old boy was shot while sitting in front of a home in the 11800 block of South Yale Avenue in the city’s West Pullman neighborhood. The teen was shot in the arm and foot and listed in stable condition at Roseland Community Hospital.

Around 6:30 p.m., a 17-year-old man was shot in the 4900 block of South Paulina Street. Details surrounding the shooting were not immediately available but the teen was taken in stable condition to an area hospital, police said.

Around 6 p.m., a 33-year-old man was shot multiple times in the 3800 block of West Wabansia Avenue. The man was shot multiple times in both legs and walked into Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center where he was listed in stable condition.

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Man shot in Belmont Cragin

...in the West Side Belmont Cragin neighborhood. The 26-year-old was standing in the 2000 block of North Lamon Avenue about 10:50 p.m. when a silver BMW pulled up, an occupant got out...

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Girl struck by stray bullet in West Side home

A male was shot near Armitage and Lamon avenues about 10:50 p.m. The man suffered gunshot wounds to the stomach and chest, Greer said.

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The girl was shot in the head in the 3900 block of West Gladys Avenue about 9:35 p.m., said Police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer. The girl was...

The girl, a 33-year-old woman and a 44-year-old man were attacked in the 700 block of North Ridgeway Avenue about 3:30 p.m., police said.

A male victim suffered a gunshot wound to the eye in the 7600 block of South Drexel Boulevard about 11:05 p.m., Greer said, citing preliminary information. Condition and hospitalization information and the circumstances of the shooting were not immediately available.

A male victim whose age was unavailable was shot in the 11800 block of South Yale Avenue about 10:30 p.m. He suffered wounds to the arm and foot and his condition was stabilized at Roseland Community Hospital.

About 5:50 p.m., a 33-year-old man was wounded in both legs in the 3800 block of West Wabansia Avenue, Zala said. The man walked into the St. Elizabeth campus of Sts. Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, although he was possibly to be transferred to Stroger.

Jul 18

Belmont Cragin Farmers' Market

Sun, Jul 20, 2014 10 am - 2 pm

Hi Everyone!...we are ready for another weekend and look forward to seeing you. There will be more specials and coupons available this Sunday including a new line of handmade and locally made dog collars that can be customized for your pet, Freddie the official market greeter is wearing one here proudly, so make you you stop in and say hello, thanks and see you there! See all of our goodies at www.facebook.com/belmontcraginfarmersmarket

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