Sep 16

Updated 3 hours ago

Riot Fest - Irresponsible use of Humboldt Park -

1. We could not find a parking spot all weekend because of the inconsiderate action of Riot Fest goers who did not take public transportation.

2. The park is total mess! the ball fields are destroyed and it has disrupted our daily use of the park as we use to walk our children.

3. This Riot Fest is a reckless use of the park for the organizers to make money and take away the use of the park for citizens...

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1. We could not find a parking spot all weekend because of the inconsiderate action of Riot Fest goers who did not take public transportation.

2. The park is total mess! the ball fields are destroyed and it has disrupted our daily use of the park as we use to walk our children.

3. This Riot Fest is a reckless use of the park for the organizers to make money and take away the use of the park for citizens that live in the neighborhood.

4. As for myself I have contacted the Alderman and I will protest all the way to city hall if I have too. This type of festival belongs in Northerly Island away from neighborhoods where small children go to bed at 8pm and there is plenty of parking.

  • and of course the Alderman has influence in Riotfest. all city depts interact (or they are supposed to).

  • I'll check the grass repairs for your Square Peg. I'll send you a report. I'm pretty sure it will come up just fine with the $150 grand or whatever it is they're spending on getting it back in shape.

26 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

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    I wonder if PR festival caused this much in damage we would be so understanding and welcoming?

  • I think PR fest does quite a bit of damage...with the carnival and all...but it seems they just wait for the grass to grow back, rather than charge the organizers every year to fix it.

2 days ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Vacant Building

Does anyone know who owns or what they plan to do with the large vacant building on Grand and Homan?

  • 27th ward is so big, I wonder if this building even gets noticed by Ald. Burnett. Thanks for the history Glenn.

  • The building painted white was for sale for about $100,000 a couple of years back. The word was that it had been condemned and would require demo or serious structural work.

    The front of the building, the tip of the triangle which is near Augusta and Grand has some really...

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    The building painted white was for sale for about $100,000 a couple of years back. The word was that it had been condemned and would require demo or serious structural work.

    The front of the building, the tip of the triangle which is near Augusta and Grand has some really cool Art Deco features, prime for recognition and restoration, or the landfill depending upon your religion.

    It has been a hide-out for homeless in past years, and once in awhile we have to call the city to get the building cleared and the shabby boards back up.

    If you went to Burnett and had a business plan, I bet he would listen to your idea and help you in whatever way he could.

4 days ago

Updated 27 hours ago

1356 N Kedzie -- shady business?

Hello all. Looking for some help/advice. I applied on 9/17/14 for an apartment at 1356 N Kedzie. I talked to the "director" in charge of approving new tenants before submitting my application to verify that my income/credit/rental history was sufficient to be approved. I do this for every place I rent as a safety measure to avoid wasting $$ on application fees. After being advised that my application would be approved, I handed over the $70 fee along with ALL...

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Hello all. Looking for some help/advice. I applied on 9/17/14 for an apartment at 1356 N Kedzie. I talked to the "director" in charge of approving new tenants before submitting my application to verify that my income/credit/rental history was sufficient to be approved. I do this for every place I rent as a safety measure to avoid wasting $$ on application fees. After being advised that my application would be approved, I handed over the $70 fee along with ALL off my personal financial information, including SSN's.

10 days have now gone by and every time I call to check the status of my application I am given the run-around. "The system is down, I'm waiting on an email, I'll call you back in 15," blah blah blah. The last time I called I asked to speak with a supervisor and was hung up on, with my follow up calls and messages being ignored.

Any input or help would be greatly appreciated. I saw some less than stellar impressions of this address and property manager AFTER if applied and started to wonder. Obviously now things are getting suspicious. Thanks.

  • Ms. Carl, As I stated to your husband, there was an unfortunate delay in processing your application which I apologized for. I agree that we should have responded quicker but I completely disagree that we were shady in any manner. To characterize honest mistakes as "shady" or "suspicious" is not fair and not correct. In any event, I will mailing out your app refund check today and wish much success in your apartment search. Thank you.

  • CPL949 HP Resident

    I am a property manager for 5 units. I use a Transunion service, (www.rentlaw.mysmartmove.com). I explain the process to the prospective tenant. First, I do NOT ask for any personal information (SS#, bank account numbers, etc.) on the application. Rather, the service requires the potential tenant's email address. Second, the...

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    I am a property manager for 5 units. I use a Transunion service, (www.rentlaw.mysmartmove.com). I explain the process to the prospective tenant. First, I do NOT ask for any personal information (SS#, bank account numbers, etc.) on the application. Rather, the service requires the potential tenant's email address. Second, the tenant gives the approval for the credit/background check directly to Transunion after I set up an account for that particular tenant. Third, I receive a notice that the information is ready, and I read it, and make a decision. Again, I have no personal information, one less thing that I don' t have to take care of (to keep that info safe), but more importantly, I think that's a selling point on renting with us!

    Ask your potential landlord about this service. Better yet, the cost to the landlord is very inexpensive. I do add a small administrative fee. Still the total cost is about half of what you paid, Audrey Carl.

    Landlords: Use this service!

    DISCLOSURE: I am NOT involved with this service in any way. For me, it's so much easier than having to do them myself, plus, as I said, I think it's a bonus for potential tenants.

2 days ago

Updated 28 hours ago

Rolling in Dough – Pierogies!

1043 N. California Avenue, Chicago

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2357 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago

11 W. Illinois Street, Chicago

  • Hooray! I love pierogis. I went for a drink and a boogie at Slippery Slope and sampled the pierogi for sale. Let me just say -- LEGIT. Scrumptious. Oh boy, as it gets colder, there is nothing I want more to be the cause of my waist size increase. Go for it!

33 hours ago

Free Moving Boxes/Packing Supplies

Hi -
I have a lot of large and small moving boxes, paper, bubble wrap and air pillows available. If anyone wants to come pick them up, message me. I'm located in East Humboldt Park, near Division and Western. I'll be throwing them out on Sunday.

Thanks!

41 hours ago

Updated 41 hours ago

Man dead, 6 wounded in shootings since Monday

The man was walking on the sidewalk in the 3400 block of West Beach Avenue when he heard gunshots and felt pain, Alfaro said. He was wounded in his upper right arm and was taken to Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center by a family member, Alfaro said. He is listed in good condition.

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Police found the man lying in the alley in the 900 block of South Lawndale Avenue, Alfaro said. No other details were immediately available.

Less than two miles away, a 25-year-old was in critical condition after being shot in the 600 block of North Ridgeway Avenue in the East Garfield Park neighborhood around 3:20 a.m., Alfaro said.

The man was driving a car in the 4300 block of South State Street when shots were fired from a car that pulled up next to him, Alfaro said.

Police responded to the 1000 block of West 88th Street about 1:30 p.m. for a 19-year-old man who had been shot in the shoulder, said Police News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada.

Fifteen minutes earlier, a 23-year-old man was shot in both legs at 1:15 pm. in the 4100 block of South Michigan Avenue, Estrada said.

5 days ago

Updated 42 hours ago

Polka Eatery 1000 N block of California

Since the KnockBox closed :-( I don't have a coffee spot close to me. I saw that the Polka Eatery had coffee so I stopped in. Super cute but very new, they just opened up. While I was getting my coffee I decided to get some breakfast and it was awesome! Two cheddar pierogi, half of sausage and two eggs. It was amazing and only 6 bucks.

  • RubyRed Dancer, Drummer, Cyclist

    Darn! A good friend and I had been *just* talking about Polka, and how easy it is to dance Polka to a lot of pop songs, so when I saw this post about a Polka eatery, you can imagine my excitement!

    oh well…

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Just told my roommates about this place. Will stop in when I get a chance!

    Also Turkey Chop on Chicago Ave has great food too. That is a small local place. They feed homeless for free on Mondays so don't go during free food hours on Monday.

2 days ago

Updated 43 hours ago

police activity beach and Spaulding?

Hi. I was picking up my son and noticed a lot of police activity around le moyne and and Spaulding, mostly on beach but some were out on let moyne. Police taped off a chunk of the sidewalk too. One neighbor mentioned there was a shooting. It was 1:15pm. Anyone know what happened?

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