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Single Family Home Cleaning

I own a single family home in north avondale/south irving park. I'm looking for any referrals of cleaning services that do a good job and are cost effective. I would be looking for thorough cleaning of 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, office as well as living/dining room. Included in that would be some substantial cleaning of a tub, hardwood floors & windows...all which haven't been cleaned in some time so I know they'll need some elbow grease. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.

  • What do you charge for your example of a 3 br 2 ba?

  • Oh lol oops sorry you are looking for a. Cleaner . Me too!

  • Trina Tocco Chciago newcomer

    I use a woman who had been part of a cleaning co-op. I'm not sure how much she would charge you but you can text or call Cristina Mena at (773) 397-9010. Please note she is not a native English speaker but you should be able to have a conversation with her.

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Gunshots around 4200 St. Louis

I am not sure what time it was last night, however I clearly heard three gunshots followed by an ambulance maybe ten minutes later. Does anyone know anything or did maybe someone else hear them ?

  • LM

    I heard 3 shots in a row as well at 2am and nothing else. I couldn't find any info online. Not sure what to do.

Apr 12

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Speed Cameras by Lane Tech

I was traveling on Western Ave yesterday and noticed the speed cameras in front of Lane Tech High School (Western and Addison) flashing like crazy! The speed limit is 20 mph while school is in session (Monday - Friday til 4pm). 5 over the limit is a $35 ticket, over 10 can be up to $100. Just a friendly reminder!

  • inssane North Sider since 1981

    The city website has diagrams, hours, and explanations of all speedcams.
    Whatever device you use to track cams, make sure that it is connected online constantly, or updated daily. I use Trapster, because the cams are reported and validated by users in real time.

    I got two tickets in one...

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    The city website has diagrams, hours, and explanations of all speedcams.
    Whatever device you use to track cams, make sure that it is connected online constantly, or updated daily. I use Trapster, because the cams are reported and validated by users in real time.

    I got two tickets in one night. They popped up near Irv/Cali.
    Once I realized what happened, I turned around and looked for the cams. They are white and tucked between the trees (real smart). And the signs are garbage.

    I received one warning and one $100 ticket. It was after dark, and I was going to contest because I thought parks are closed at sunset, but that's the CC forest preserve I was thinking of.

    To those who got a ticket - I did contest it.
    So far I haven't heard back (it's been just over a week), but upon reviewing the footage and pics, there is no actual speed limit listed on the pictures as a point of reference as to if I was <10 over or >10 over. On a hand written ticket, the speed limit must be marked on the citation along with traveling speed and amount over.

    I will see if anything comes back one way or another. I have never contested a ticket before, via mail.

    I now have two license plate countermeasures that I may be testing soon. Doing a 6mph over run through cam, then waiting two weeks to see if I got a $35 ticket. If I get nothing in the mail, we the people have won :)

    Good luck, drive safely regardless. The city needs to pay for tons of park renovations this year, so why not use park zone speeding tickets....

  • EEH

    Tom G - the 20 MPH regulation is for cameras in school zones when children are present only, and posted speed limit when children are not present or after 4pm. The park camera zones are for the posted speed limit (30 MPH on Irving). Hope that helps!

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Yard waste

Hi, I am planning on taking down some rather large shrubs. Is it the expectation of the city that the debris will need to be broken down and placed in the brown paper bags or will the take the entire shrub, about the size of a Christmas tree.

Also, I am in need of a landscaper, suggestions appreciated.

  • Thanks Synocrat. In the past I have cut them as close to the ground as I can, and I even tried covering the stumps with black plastic to prevent re-sprouting, but somehow they always put up new shoots. I will try the herbicide on the fresh cuts. I hope that does it.

  • Yeah, those "weed" trees are very tenacious... I've even tried using a salt paste before to try and stop Mulberry, Box Elder, and Hornbeam because I'm adverse to using chemicals, but it just wasn't nearly as effective compared to an herbicide. I used to volunteer in Lake County Forest Preserve cutting down Buckthorn to clear the understory for native plants, and the sprayed herbicide after cutting was the most effective thing I've come across.

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Ice Enchanted: Annual Ice Showcase at MSC

Fri, May 2, 2014 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Join us for our annual Ice Show: Ice Enchanted. Skaters from our skating program--ranging in age from four to adult--will entertain us with their talents and skating skills. The ice show runs for 3-days: May 2 @ 7:30pm, May 3 @ 7pm, and May 4 @ 2pm Reserved Seating $10; General Admission $5; Senior $5 Tickets go on sale March 31 in-person at MSC. Limited seating so get your tickets early!

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Chicago Ticket Tricks

Anyone who got a ticket today (4/17/04) for parking in a sweet sweeping area on N. Monticello between Byron and IP/Elston intersection needs to fight it! The warning signs were posted on the previous Friday but on Saturday People's Gas came along, took all but one a the north end down and put up their own saying parking was banned from Monday April 14 until May 31. So they come along Monday morning, work the day and then take all...

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Anyone who got a ticket today (4/17/04) for parking in a sweet sweeping area on N. Monticello between Byron and IP/Elston intersection needs to fight it! The warning signs were posted on the previous Friday but on Saturday People's Gas came along, took all but one a the north end down and put up their own saying parking was banned from Monday April 14 until May 31. So they come along Monday morning, work the day and then take all the signs downs. Guess what happens next? Yep, people pull in,park and unless they walk all the way to the end of the block they won't see the lone city no parking sign. Thankfully I wasn't parked there but there were several people who got ripped off thanks to the City and People Gas!

I probably should have posted this under the Crime heading.

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Daycare recommendations in the Irving Park area

Looking for care for my kid! Preferably in the neighborhood or close by.

  • Are you looking for a daycare center or just someone to watch you child during the summer?

  • Six Corners Sam proud father and husband

    Check out Kiddieland Educational Center of Excellence on Cicero and Grace. Great staff, great program, very nice rates. My kids have gone there since they opened two years ago, and I couldn't be happier!

  • C Ped Suburban Irving Park Transplant

    Kids in harmony at Milwaukee and montrose

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Best Place to Learn Dancing as a Second Language

Latvian Community Center, 4146 N. Elston; last Friday of the month at Southport Performing Arts Conservatory, 3433 W. Peterson; 847-846-8139, ethnicdance.net; $6 suggested donation

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Latvian Community Center, 4146 N. Elston; last Friday of the month at Southport Performing Arts Conservatory, 3433 W. Peterson; 847-846-8139, ethnicdance.net; $6 suggested donation

5 days ago

Elderly woman reported missing from Irving Park

Carmen Rosado, 80, was last seen at a currency exchange at Irving Park and Kedzie with her adult son about 4 p.m. Monday, according to a missing person alert from Chicago Police.

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Rosado, of the 3200 block of West Berteau Avenue, is described as a 5-foot-4, 220-pound Hispanic woman with gray hair, brown eyes and a medium complexion.

6 days ago

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New bakery--check it out!

A new bakery just opened in Elston Plaza, Addison & Elston, next to O'Reilly Auto Parts Sugar Hills Bakery. They have the most beautiful cookies, cakes, tortes, pastries. I'm sure they're as yummy as they look. The owner is Polish, so you know they are of high quality. They also serve coffees and teas. So it's a nice little getaway.

6 days ago

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Please watch kids around the Ice Cream Truck

Hi Everyone,

This past Friday afternoon around 5:00PM I was driving down the 3700 block of N. Troy. This block is a little narrow. The Ice Cream Truck was to the right parked at the end toward Waveland. My minivan could not make it past the truck and as with school buses it is really not a good idea to go around, because kids being kids could run out in front of the truck and you have a blind spot...

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Hi Everyone,

This past Friday afternoon around 5:00PM I was driving down the 3700 block of N. Troy. This block is a little narrow. The Ice Cream Truck was to the right parked at the end toward Waveland. My minivan could not make it past the truck and as with school buses it is really not a good idea to go around, because kids being kids could run out in front of the truck and you have a blind spot on the right front in some vehicles. I waited patiently.

I few minutes later a big SUV turned the corner from Grace onto Troy. I saw it stop at the corner-I thought good-go around. But instead they came up to my bumper and laid on the horn. I stuck my head out the window and said,"I can't go around I can't fit." At this point I am thinking-why do you think I am sitting here? Just because? Then 10-15 more kids poured out of houses and started walking to the truck. In my experience on this block of Troy-there are a lot of kids and these kids never seem to understand that they have to walk on the sidewalk. What did my friend in the SUV do? Laid on his horn some more. Which prompted the ice cream truck to move. Which of course prompted the kids who had no adults with them to RUN after it, in the street. I refused to move until all of the kids were safe and I yelled at them out of my window to get on the sidewalk-something I have done on this block of Troy many times before. As he still layed on the horn I finally started creeping towards Waveland.

Where was the SUV going? To Addison. Really dude? When you saw this happening, back at Grace why turn on Troy? Go around to Kedzie.

Please everyone it has been a long winter. Kids have been cooped up. Some parents have not been good about telling their kids to not walk in the streets. You can wait a few minutes. Thanks!

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Nov 19 2011

Updated 6 days ago

Home-less Man A Six Corners

Does anyone know anything about this homeless Man?
I think he's been out there for years. I bring him Mcdonalds every once in a while and he seems really nice.
i see him even cleaning the streets from litter.

  • Kathy T. 6200 block Grace

    He is still out there not asking for anything

  • Kathy T. 6200 block Grace

    I'm getting a little nervous. I haven't seen the homeless man for about a week now. He's the man sits in the bus enclosure at six corners. This is the man that never asks for anything and that has been out there for a few years now. Does anyone know where he's at now?

Apr 13

Updated 6 days ago

Neighborhood Garage Sale?

Hello! My husband and I moved into the neighborhood last year in June and soon after there was a neighborhood garage sale that took place roughly west of Kimball between Addison and Elston. Does anyone know who manages this so I can find out when it will be this year and how I can go about participating? Thanks!

  • Love Your Skin Esthetician at Love Your Skin

    Hi! I live on the block. There are 2 each year. One around June and the other in August. It originally was only on. Now we have 2 neighbors doing it; one competing with the original guy who has been doing it for over 20 years. But good for you. I'll post when I get the notices.

  • Tom G Living in Avondale since 1994

    Every year, first Saturday in June, there's a community garage sale in The Villa, which is north of Addison between Pulaski and the Expressway. The late, great Sun-Times columnist Mike Royko nicknamed this section, "The Polish Winnetka."

6 days ago

Room for Rent

Hello Neighbors
This might be a bit of a long shot but i have to try it. I'm looking for a small apartment or room for my sister. She has two sweet long-haired dachshunds and we are having quite a time finding a place that will rent to a person with two dogs. She can pay up to $500 a month (maybe some wiggle room there too). She takes very good care of the dogs and they are quiet and...

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Hello Neighbors
This might be a bit of a long shot but i have to try it. I'm looking for a small apartment or room for my sister. She has two sweet long-haired dachshunds and we are having quite a time finding a place that will rent to a person with two dogs. She can pay up to $500 a month (maybe some wiggle room there too). She takes very good care of the dogs and they are quiet and tame. My Sister is developmentally disabled (but high functioning), she has a heart of gold and loves to help people and animals. She would make a great companion for someone that could use a regular visitor or need help with household chores. She works 20-25 hours a week. She smokes but only outdoors. If you or someone you know has a room, garden apartment, coach house,etc that could work for her, please let me know.

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North East corner of Pulaski and Montrose

Hi,

Does anyone know what is being built at the corner of Pulaski and Montrose? If I were a betting man, I would say another flippin bank.

  • M F

    Right, what I figured. I wonder what will pop up at the corner of Montrose and Pulaski and also what will replace the current place for the bank. Hopefully not another Walgreens, currency exchange or similar useless business.

  • Io Octopus

    It doesn't matter. In the end, everything is a Dunkin Donuts.

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