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Rock attack

We live in the 3700 block of West Monticello (east side). At 10:50 Sunday morning we were sitting in our family room at the back of the house when we heard a series of loud noises and 2 of our back windows shattered. We both hit the floor, not knowing if it was bullets, so we did not see anyone. It turns out someone threw rocks at our windows. They had to be standing right in our back yard to...

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We live in the 3700 block of West Monticello (east side). At 10:50 Sunday morning we were sitting in our family room at the back of the house when we heard a series of loud noises and 2 of our back windows shattered. We both hit the floor, not knowing if it was bullets, so we did not see anyone. It turns out someone threw rocks at our windows. They had to be standing right in our back yard to do so. The impact was strong enough that it sent glass all the way across the room. Scared us half to death. We're wondering if anyone else experienced something like this, or if anyone saw kids hanging around our alley (between Monticello and Central Park) around that time. We get alond great with all of our neighbors so this really caught us by surprise.

Mar 29

Updated 4 hours ago

Here are Two Great Two-Flats Available in Irving Park for Under $650K

4121 N. Springfield Ave.

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4214 N. Lawndale Ave.

    Here are Two Great Two-Flats Available in Irving Park for Under $650K
    One of the Irving Park area's greatest assets is its inventory of old homes and beautifully designed public spaces. For those seeking a more relaxed residential environment, it's hard to beat.
    http://chicago.curbed.com

  • @ Taz... but I assume the prices at Irving and Cali are worth it cause you live there right?

    The people in West Walker have been waiting a long time for this hood to start cleaning up. There are some good rehabs and some bad ones... I do know the...

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    @ Taz... but I assume the prices at Irving and Cali are worth it cause you live there right?

    The people in West Walker have been waiting a long time for this hood to start cleaning up. There are some good rehabs and some bad ones... I do know the good ones sell fast in WW and the bad ones - well... they sit. There have been 3 on Monticello that have been sitting for 6-9 months ..... one has been on /off the market for over a year.

    Value is like an option... everyone will be different ... all I know is the frame building is HUGE and sits on a lot an a half... You don't find that space/opportunity in the city that often and when you do... you pay the price or don't.

  • @Tas - yikes, that's a pretty morbid thing to know about the property if it's true. I sure would want to know that before I dropped 800k on a place.

Apr 18

Updated 6 hours ago

Deck/porch painting/staining

Does anyone have a recommendation for someone that does deck staining?

  • I've never seen a solid stain last more than two or three years in Chicago and less there was 0 foot traffic and the deck itself was well slope for drainage. Just my opinion. Add pets, shoveling, salt and forget it

  • I live in hope. ;-)

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Man with autism missing from Irving Park

Mark Moritz last was seen about 12:45 p.m. in the 4200 block of North Harding, according to an alert from Chicago Police.

    Man with autism missing from Irving Park
    A 49-year-old man with autism went missing from the Irving Park neighborhood Sunday afternoon on the Northwest Side. Mark Moritz last was seen about 12:45 p.m. in the 4200 block of North Harding, according to an alert from Chicago Police. Moritz; a bald, 5-foot-4, 160-pound white man; was wearing a navy blue sweatshirt and tan house slippers, the alert said.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

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4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Need help unpacking

I just moved to Irving Park this past weekend and need some help unpacking boxes and setting up my house. Are there any businesses that provide this service? I have a back injury and am getting surgery next week so I will be out of commission for a while. Family lives too far away to ask them for help. I was thinking of placing an ad on Craigslist but thought that may attract someone looking to take advantage. Thank you.

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Apr 25

Updated 3 days ago

My cat is forever maimed

So, this is just a venting post because I am so angry. Two nights ago my outdoor/indoor cat didn't come home. Last night I get a call that someone found my cat because he is chipped so they were able to trace the owner. This lady lives a block away from me so my cat was not that far away from home. I called the lady who had him and I found out that she traps stray cats and takes...

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So, this is just a venting post because I am so angry. Two nights ago my outdoor/indoor cat didn't come home. Last night I get a call that someone found my cat because he is chipped so they were able to trace the owner. This lady lives a block away from me so my cat was not that far away from home. I called the lady who had him and I found out that she traps stray cats and takes them to PAWS to get them vaccinated,neutered/ spayed and their ears clipped. My poor little kitty fell into one of her traps. She tells me that she had seen my cat before and that she thought he was friendly but yet she proceeded to take him in to PAWs to get an unnecessary procedure done. My question is how does that happen that my cat being chipped and fixed is still put under sedation and has part of his ear cut off? All this happen within 12 hours. Why couldn't they at least wait 24 hours until till they got ahold of me before they mutilated him? I called PAWs explained what happened and said that a manager could explain to me how the process goes when they have a cat who someone assumes is feral and the manager hasn't called me back. The lady didn't even seem sorry that all this happened to my poor little kitty. Now I have A 10, a 5 year old and a 3 year old who are crying because their little cat is missing part of an ear. I am so mad at this lady for not having the decency to at least wait until the chip had been checked. It looks like she takes great joy in capturing these little cats and having them mutilated. I understand there are many feral cats and we would like them all to be vaccinated and stuff but my cat has a chip that was able to be traced to me so I don't know how they figured he did not have an owner? He will forever be thought of as a feral cat and I'm afraid what might happen if he decides he wants to try going out again. Is there anything I can do to keep this from happening again to someone else since that this lady feel she's the cat trapping expert?

  • People let it go! People keep telling the poor OP things others have already said numerous times. The neighbor/trapper said she thought the cat was hers. So why didnt she (the trapper) ask the neighbor? The cat has a chip..yet the owner wasnt contacted til after the cat was treated. Collars..unless breakaway can be dangerous. People outside can be a nuisance. People on this board can be a nusiance If you dont like cats roaming outside then contact your lawmakers to have the laws changed

  • Yes, collar and tags. For the safety of the cat. What is the incidence of death by collar?

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Garden soil advice

After a few years of trying, this year I am finally going to get a vegetable garden going. I've got a 10' x 3' raised bed that I've started putting together. I've done some research and the books I've looked at all have different ideas about the soil mixture. Someone told me that I should ask people in the neighborhood what kind of mixture they use. So....what do you all use? And where do you get it? I can probably get access to a small pickup truck, so I can pick up bags or loose material. Thanks for your help.

  • So the 6 inches vs 12 inches comes from what you want to grow.

    For small root structures like adishes, greens like kale, shard, collards, lettuce, beans, peppers and surprisingly even corn and sometimes tomatoes (though I've had much deeper roots on tomatoes) you only need 6 inches.

    However, deeper...

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    So the 6 inches vs 12 inches comes from what you want to grow.

    For small root structures like adishes, greens like kale, shard, collards, lettuce, beans, peppers and surprisingly even corn and sometimes tomatoes (though I've had much deeper roots on tomatoes) you only need 6 inches.

    However, deeper root structures like most root vegetables, (kohlrabi, potatoes, onions, big beats, carrots, parsnips) you are going to want 12.

    If you want to cycle your squares so you are growing different things in the square every year, which can be better for fending off disease and keeping soil fresh, and some of what you cycle requires 12 inches than it is easier to build the whole thing at 12 inches.

  • oh, an other thing -- additional depth isn't going to keep a hungry ground hog out of your garden. But one thing that helps is lining the bottom. So, you should line the bottom with landscaping cloth (2 layers is helpful) in order to keep weeds/grass/etc. from coming through.

    Beneath my landscaping fabric I put construction mesh wiring and then the landscape staples I hammered in to keep the fabric down kept this down too. The mesh wire keeps out the critters.

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Apr 25

Updated 5 days ago

Asian cuisine near Irving Park

Hello neighbors! I've been really trying to find a great Chinese/Japanese/Thai food joint. Went to a Chinese buffet on Addison and Elston and it wasn't very good and we got sick from it. Tried some various Chinese joints for delivery, were okay nothing special. We live across from a Thai restaurant which is okay but we don't want to eat there all the time and get sick of it, so I'd love some variety! I'm also not a fan of sushi, I'd love to try some authentic ramen, and also looking to try pho. Any suggestions?

  • I also vote for Sticky Rice and Taste of Thai! And, if you want cheap Chinese takeout/delivery, Mr. Ging's has won our vote.

  • Ashley* Irving Park Resident

    Thank you all for your amazing feedback!! I can't wait to try some of these places :)

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Man Shoots At Neighbor Who Asks Him To Stop Setting Off Fireworks: Charges

Silva, of the 3800 block of North Richmond Street, is charged with unlawful use of a weapon by a felon and possession of ammunition without a valid FOID card. He was previously convicted of possession of a stolen motor vehicle.

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The altercation started just before 10 p.m. Sunday in the 6700 block of North Rockwell Street, Assistant State's Attorney Lorraine Scaduto said in court Tuesday.

    Man Shoots At Neighbor Who Asks Him To Stop Setting Off Fireworks: Charges
    COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE - A West Ridge man shot at a neighbor who asked him to stop setting off fireworks about 10 p.m. Sunday, prosecutors said. The gunman, 25-year-old Giann Chiazim, then called police to confess he'd fired several shots toward a neighbor - but didn't know if he hit the man, prosecutors said.
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Apr 22

Updated Apr 25

Brutal Murder Of Coin Shop Owner Linked To NW Side Burglar: Prosecutors

Jonathon Herrera, 19, left behind two bloody fingerprints when he stabbed to death 56-year-old Petro Rymar and pillaged the man's store at 3939 N. Pulaski Rd. about 4:50 p.m. April 1, police and prosecutors said.

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Authorities also linked Herrera to a March 24 burglary in Forest Glen in which he allegedly stole $25,000 worth of jewelry, coins and U.S. currency from Archie's Precious Metals, 5516 W. Devon Ave.

Herrera, of the 5300 block of North Lovejoy Avenue, is charged with first-degree murder, armed robbery and burglary.

    Brutal Murder Of Coin Shop Owner Linked To Northwest Side Burglar
    COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE - A Jefferson Park man has been charged in the brutal murder of an Irving Park coin-shop owner earlier this month. Jonathon Herrera, 19, left behind two bloody fingerprints when he stabbed to death 56-year-old Petro Rymar and pillaged the man's store at 3939 N. Pulaski Rd.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    CURRENT USE / OCCUPANCY IS E,BUSINESS AND WILL REMAIN SO.INTERIOR RENOVATIONS TO EXISTING BUILDING TO INCLUDE NEW MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL & PLUMBING + INTERIOR BUILDOUT OF NEW OFFICES, TOILETS.

    3830 N. Kedzie Ave. Issued April 22, 2016 Comment

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