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3am Friday

I'm at Irving Park & Pulaski - around 3am this morning there were sirens from emergency vehicles for almost 5 minutes! I went on my scanner app but to no avail.

I'd like to know what was up.

  • • At 2:48 a.m., a 23-year-old man was shot in Dunning, police said. The man was in the passenger seat of a vehicle in the 6500 block of West Irving Park Road when a person in a black truck fired shots.

  • Thx! Interesting.
    I live 4000 W. Irving Pk but I spose they want everyone available out there.

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FBI: Bank Robber Threatened To Bomb West Side PNC Branch

Authorities previously said the same man was suspected of robbing a U.S. Bank branch on Dec. 2 at 4725 N. Western Ave., and a Huntington Bank branch on Dec. 8 at 4012 N. Pulaski Road. Williams has not been charged with those robberies.

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Cayetano Williams, 57, made off with more than $500 after telling a teller he would “blow this s— up” if the teller called for help on the afternoon of Dec. 15 at a PNC Bank branch at 3337 W. North Ave., according to a criminal complaint filed Thursday in U.S. District Court.

Authorities said he struck again Jan. 4 at a Byline Bank branch at 2201 W. Cermak Road, when he implied he had a gun while making a teller hand over more than $1,000.

Authorities previously said the same man was suspected of robbing a U.S. Bank branch on Dec. 2 at 4725 N. Western Ave., and a Huntington Bank branch on Dec. 8 at 4012 N. Pulaski Road. Williams has not been charged with those robberies.

    FBI: Bank Robber Threatened To Bomb West Side PNC Branch
    CHICAGO (CBS) - A homeless man threatened to bomb a West Side bank while robbing it last month, in one of two heists for which he now faces federal charges, authorities said. Cayetano Williams, 57, made off with more than $500 after telling a teller he would "blow this s- up" if the teller called for help on the afternoon of Dec.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

43 hours ago

FBI: Bank robber threatened to bomb West Side PNC branch

Authorities previously said the same man was suspected of robbing a U.S. Bank branch on Dec. 2 at 4725 N. Western Ave., and a Huntington Bank branch on Dec. 8 at 4012 N. Pulaski Road. Williams has not been charged with those robberies.

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Cayetano Williams, 57, made off with more than $500 after telling a teller he would “blow this s— up” if the teller called for help on the afternoon of Dec. 15 at a PNC Bank branch at 3337 W. North Ave., according to a criminal complaint filed Thursday in U.S. District Court.

Authorities said he struck again Jan. 4 at a Byline Bank branch at 2201 W. Cermak Road, when he implied he had a gun while making a teller hand over more than $1,000.

Authorities previously said the same man was suspected of robbing a U.S. Bank branch on Dec. 2 at 4725 N. Western Ave., and a Huntington Bank branch on Dec. 8 at 4012 N. Pulaski Road. Williams has not been charged with those robberies.

    FBI: Bank robber threatened to bomb West Side PNC branch
    A homeless man threatened to bomb a West Side bank while robbing it last month, in one of two heists for which he now faces federal charges, authorities said. Cayetano Williams, 57, made off with more than $500 after telling a teller he would "blow this s- up" if the teller called for help on the afternoon of Dec.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

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Beat 1724 CAPS Meeting

I attended the Beat 1724 CAPS meeting last night and it doesn't appear things are going very well around here at the moment. In addition to the shoot out at the McDonald's, the murder at Brickhouse and the continued troubles at Whipple and Cullom (shots fired Sunday by the same dudes involved at McDonald's) there were 13 ARMED ROBBERIES IN THE BEAT OVER THE PAST TWO MONTHS (please forgive the all caps but wanted to emphasize the point).

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I attended the Beat 1724 CAPS meeting last night and it doesn't appear things are going very well around here at the moment. In addition to the shoot out at the McDonald's, the murder at Brickhouse and the continued troubles at Whipple and Cullom (shots fired Sunday by the same dudes involved at McDonald's) there were 13 ARMED ROBBERIES IN THE BEAT OVER THE PAST TWO MONTHS (please forgive the all caps but wanted to emphasize the point).

The police appear frustrated. The agreement with the ACLU, a recent change to the juvenile law that severely hinders the police and the recent DOJ report all have dramatically affected the police and their ability to effectively do their jobs.

I'd tell you what Ald. Mell had to say but she didn't show up (neither did anyone from her office).

  • What McDonald's shootout?

  • FCZ Montrose and Troy

    Sunday at 7:30pm. Bangers from Belmont-Cragin exchanged gunfire with an off-duty cop. One of the bangers was hit.

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Ceiling Fan Fix?

Hello! Can anyone help? The pull string from my ceiling fan broke off and so the lights don't turn on. Before I unscrew everything and make things worse, does anyone have a "fix" for such a thing or can you refer me to someone who I could hire to help? Thanks! Anne

  • It depends on where the pull string broke. The switch will look something like this:

    https://www.delcity.net/store/Nickel-Nut-Switch-&-Cloth-Chain-!-SPST/p_662358.h_663211

    If what is broken is just the string (or chain) at where it connects to the chain coming out of the switch, then you can easily just get a new string (Pull Chain Cord)...

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    It depends on where the pull string broke. The switch will look something like this:

    https://www.delcity.net/store/Nickel-Nut-Switch-&-Cloth-Chain-!-SPST/p_662358.h_663211

    If what is broken is just the string (or chain) at where it connects to the chain coming out of the switch, then you can easily just get a new string (Pull Chain Cord) and attach with the connector.

    However, if the chain broke close to the opening to the switch itself or is pulled out of the switch, then you need to have someone replace the whole switch, which would require turning off the electricity, undoing the fixture from the ceiling, taking off the old switch and putting a new one on (to the electric wires coming out of the ceiling). You'll probably need someone who knows what they are doing with electricity for that.

  • By the way, I should have noted the only thing you may see from the outside is the end of the chain coming out of the fixture. The rest is iof the switch is nside under the cover.

  • Thanks Beeb - indeed it is the second case - the whole switch needs to be replaced - so I talked to Dunning Lighting yesterday and they are coming out on Friday to replace the switch. Thanks for your input! Anne

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    PROPOSED INTERIOR REMODELING OF A SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE. WORK INCLUDES ELECTRICAL, PLUMBING AND HVAC WORK. CURRENT USE: RESIDENTIAL / PROPOSED USE: RESIDENTIAL. **Certified Plan Corrections Project - Conditional Permit: Subject to field inspections **

    3618 N. Bernard St. Issued January 17, 2017 Comment
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    Repair and Replace Basement Concrete

    3049 W. Waveland Ave. Issued January 17, 2017 Comment

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  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    UPGRADE ELECTRICAL SERVICE TO 200 AMPUPGRADE ALL EXISTING ELECTRICAL DEVICES AND ALL EXISTING LIGHTSADDING EXTRA CIRCUITS FOR THE KITCHEN AND THE BATHROOMS.

    3823 N. Richmond St. Issued January 16, 2017 Comment

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Armed Robber Carried Pizza Box Into North Side Stores, Police Say

According to a business alert from the Chicago Police Department, the attacks happened about 4:45 p.m. Dec. 27 in the 2300 block of West Foster Avenue and at roughly 9 p.m. Jan. 13 in the 3900 block of North Elston Avenue.

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According to a business alert from the Chicago Police Department, the attacks happened about 4:45 p.m. Dec. 27 in the 2300 block of West Foster Avenue and at roughly 9 p.m. Jan. 13 in the 3900 block of North Elston Avenue.

    Armed Robber Carried Pizza Box Into North Side Stores, Police Say
    CHICAGO - Police are searching for an armed robber who carried a pizza box into North Side businesses before robbing the places. According to a business alert from the Chicago Police Department, the attacks happened about 4:45 p.m. Dec. 27 in the 2300 block of West Foster Avenue and at roughly 9 p.m.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

  • LadyHawk justdointheright35thward

    Thanks ACLU!!!! Our police are the ones wearing handcuffs.. Breaks my heart..Stay aware, and stay alive friends. We are living in a very violent time in humanity.

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  • John and Vivian Residents of NW Side since 1959

    4:45PM is an unusual time of day to get a car stolen.
    What kind of car was it?
    Do you think you may know the thieves? Maybe they know YOU?

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Chicago man charged with shooting cab driver in Aurora

Nabors, of the 3700 block of North California Avenue in Chicago, was order held on a $2 million bond Thursday, according to Ferrelli. He is expected to be transferred to Kane County Correctional Center on Friday.

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At 12:11 a.m. Tuesday, the 49-year-old victim was found in his taxi in the 400 block of Grant Street with a gunshot wound to the chest, Ferrelli said. He had picked up a fare minutes earlier at a gas station at North and Broadway.

    Chicago man charged with shooting cab driver in Aurora
    A Chicago man has been charged with shooting a cab driver during an attempted robbery early Tuesday in west suburban Aurora. Deonta X. Nabors, 23, was charged with attempted murder, aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated discharge of a firearm, attempted robbery, three counts of attempted armed robbery and three counts of unlawful use of a weapon, according to Aurora city spokesman Dan Ferrelli.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR & EXTERIOR ALTERATION TO REMOVE A DORMER FRAME ADDITION 9'X11' TO ORIGINAL ENCLOSED PORCH BY NORTH SIDE, IN EXISTING 3 STORY FRAME BUILDING AND REMOVE 20'X20' GABLE ROOF OVER EXISTING DETACHED GARAGE ROOF DECK AS PER VIOLATIONS. **Certified Plan Corrections Project - Conditional Permit: Subject to field inspections **

    3724 N. Drake Ave. Issued January 12, 2017 Comment

Jan 13

Lost Keys

My fiance lost his keys Friday evening (January 13th). They may have fallen out at the Irving Park blue line stop or on the Ohare-bound train he was riding.

The most distinguishing feature is the large blue metal carabiner. Please contact me if you find them.

Related -- what is the least expensive way to replace a car key?

Jan 13

Jan. 13, 2017 Update

Fri., Jan 13, 9 pm, Independence Tap, 3932 W. Irving Park. Join neighbors for Fretknot Friday open mic and the Vandabobs.Cost of purchases. 

Sun., Jan 29, 2 pm, Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding. The Irving Park Fine Arts Committee (IPFAC) presents Ben Melsky in Concert. More info:online or 773-398-6766.Donations gratefully accepted. 

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...will be hosting a Property Tax Appeal Workshop in the auditorium at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence, at 6 pm on Thursday, January 26. Staff members from the Cook County Board of...

Portage Park, 4100 N. Long;

Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma; and

North Park Village, 5801 N. Pulaski.

...Prep Chicago website. The closest site for 45th Ward residents is at Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett. Their hours are...

The Irving Park Community Food Pantry is located at 3801 N. Keeler, in the lower level of the Irving Park United Methodist Church.

Performances begin January 14th at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee. Shows will run at 11 am and 3 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets cost $25 each and can be purchased online.

...take place from 10 am to 2 pm on January 14 and January 28 at 1300 W. Jackson. More information on the free Open House is available online...

Applications are now open online and must be completed by January 31, 2017. The test to become a police officer will be held on April 1st and 2nd, 2017 at McCormick Place, 2301 S. King.

Fri., Jan 13, 9:30-11 am, BACP City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, Room 805.Lema and Fuksa Khorshid present a Financing and Protecting Your Small Business seminar. Register:email organizers or call 312-744-2086. Free.

Sat., Jan 14, 10 am-2 pm, Truman College, 1145 W. Wilson. The Chicago Park District hosts a Teen Opportunity Fair. Information on recreation, education, and job readiness. Register: onlinew/program code 191517. Ages 13-19. Free.

Sun., Jan 15, 2-4 pm, City News Cafe, 4018 N. Cicero. A selection of paintings by Sara Peak Convery will be on display through February 27th. On the 15th, Sara will be in attendance for a Meet and Greet. More info:online. Cost of purchases. 

Tue., Jan 17, 6:30 pm, Eden United Church of Christ, 5051 W. Gunnison. Mr. David W. Angel hosts a Talking Politics: Moving Forward Post-Election dialogue. RSVP Requested: email organizers. Free.

Wed., Jan 18, 9-11 am, 2741 S. Western. CACC will host a Low Cost Vaccine, Microchip, & Tag Clinic. More info and costs: online. Cost of Services. 

Wed., Jan 18, 12-1 pm, Oak Street Health, 4848 W. Irving Park. Guest speaker Dr. Steven Arculeo, DC will be at the clinic to discuss new solutions for common aches and pains during a Knee, Hip, and Back Pain Presentation. Free.

Wed., Jan 18, 7 pm, Community Room at 16th District Station, 5151 N. Milwaukee. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1623 beat CAPS meeting. Find your beat at the 16th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

Wed., Jan 25, 7 pm,Congregational Church of Jefferson Park, Basement Auditorium, 5320 W. Giddings.Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during the Jefferson Park Neighborhood Association...

Sat., Jan 28, 10 am-2 pm, Malcom X Community College, 1900 W. Jackson. The Chicago Park District hosts a Teen Opportunity Fair. Information on recreation, education, and job readiness. Register: online with program code 191519. Ages 13-19. Free.

Sat., Jan 28, 7:30 pm, Saint Bartholomew Catholic Church – Krueger Hall, 4910 W. Addison.Join Chicago’s funniest comics forStand-Up St. Barts. Doors open at 6:15 pm. Parking available. More info and to buy tickets: emailtickets@stbartholomew.net or 773-213-4310. $25. 

Sun., Jan 29, 10:45 am-1:30 pm,St. Edward School, 4343 W. Sunnyside. Tour the campus & meet teachers, parents, and students during an Open House. More info: [www.stedwardschool.com]online or 773-736-9133. Free. 

Sun., Jan 29, 12-3 pm, Saint Bartholomew Catholic School, 4941 W. Patterson. Meet teachers and staff, learn about educational opportunities, and discover financial aid possibilities during the Saint Bartholomew School Open House. More info: [www.stbartschool.net]online or 773-282-9373. Free.

Tues., Jan 31, 7 pm, Rosedale Park, 6312 W. Rosedale. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during the Gladstone Park Neighborhood Association monthly...

    Jan. 13, 2017 Update
    Dear Neighbor, As we approach Martin Luther King Day, let us recall Reverend King's "I Have a Dream" speech, delivered in 1968 from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. In his speech, Dr. King called upon the American people to come together to end racism and work towards a more equal and just society.
    http://ward45.org

Jan 13

45th Ward Update

The new Bag Tax, Property Tax Appeal Workshop, the Year of Public Art RFQs, and more are all included in this week's e-newsletter. Click the link to read more. Sign up online to receive this in your inbox weekly.

http://ward45.org/jan-13-2017-update/

    Jan. 13, 2017 Update
    Dear Neighbor, As we approach Martin Luther King Day, let us recall Reverend King's "I Have a Dream" speech, delivered in 1968 from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. In his speech, Dr. King called upon the American people to come together to end racism and work towards a more equal and just society.
    http://ward45.org

Jan 13

Rent this apartment in an Irving Park greystone with backyard koi pond for $1,950

4130 N. Harding Ave #2, Chicago IL [Domu]

    Rent a three-bedroom unit in this Irving Park greystone for $1,950
    Offering a peaceful and attractive compromise between city and suburban living, this rental unit in a remodeled old-school Chicago greystone has a killer outdoor garden.
    http://chicago.curbed.com

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Updated Jan 13

Dog food

Does anyone feed their dog Orijen 6
Fish?

  • Hedley.....I haven't had a response from the organization someone posted. If they don't resond, would you like some of the 6 fish kibble?

  • Ah, sorry, didn't dig too deeply in the thread. Thanks much for the offer. I just opened a new bag of original, so don't need 20lbs more now. I'd definitely think donating it would be a great gesture.

Jan 13

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Chicago LED Light Conversion

Have you visited the new LED lights in Chicago? Today's your last chance to visit them and voice your opinion on this survey before they end up everywhere: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/chicagosmartlighting

Consider these articles:
http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/21/health/led-streetlights-ama/index.html
https://www.change.org/p/rahm-emanuel-bring-back-chicago-s-starry-night-with-responsible-city-lighting

Also consider my personal opinion, since I live on one of these streets and they mess with my sleep, even though I have blinds.

    Chicago Smart Lighting Community Feedback Survey
    Web survey powered by SurveyMonkey.com. Create your own online survey now with SurveyMonkey's expert certified FREE templates.
    https://www.surveymonkey.com

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