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Water from floor drain during heavy rains

Has anybody else been getting water up from floor drains in the recent heavy rains? I just wanted to verify if it's a local issue to my house or if there's a more general issue in the area. I'm not sure how the Stormwater Diversion Tunnel and recent sewer work on Albany and Montrose might be affecting things - we've been here for 8 years in all kinds of rain storms, and water has never been an issue!

Thanks! Scottish Plumber is on the way :)

  • tree roots can intrude on an annual basis.

    I treat my system with copper sulfate. I haven't power rodded in at least 15 years.

  • Sorry to interrupt this thread with the following note, but in remembering past history concerning sewer pipes and tree roots, I recalled an terrible event from about 20 years ago.

    I live on a block that has big trees in the parkway. They are beautiful, and really enhance the space,...

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    Sorry to interrupt this thread with the following note, but in remembering past history concerning sewer pipes and tree roots, I recalled an terrible event from about 20 years ago.

    I live on a block that has big trees in the parkway. They are beautiful, and really enhance the space, and I just love trees anyway.

    I talked about the past issues with roots in lines and how I dealt with them.

    The owner of the adjacent rental building, who didn't even occupy the property dealt with re-occurring tree roots another way.

    they cut a 70 year old mountain ash down to the stump. (the tree was not stumped or excavated, too much money)

    thinking the city did it I called the alderman, and he was appalled. the city didn't do it.

    the owner of the building contracted a suburban tree service to do it, one who didn't know that the easement is the public way. The tree was removed illegally....over tree roots.

    on a healthy tree, the roots can continue to grow and even rejuvenate for as much as 15-20 years. Eventually, as karma would have it, the owner had to undergo excavation of the rest of the tree including re-doing the sewer sections from the building to the main. they did not install a clean out.

    the alderman never pressed the matter with the owner.

    a tree was never replanted.

    horrible waster of a tree.

    I wanted to mention this to warn against tree removal as a viable option to address sewer pipe issues.

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A Marshmallow Cafe Opens, a Smoke Shack Shutters, and More Dining News

Another week, another list of restaurants shutting their doors: The beloved Smalls Smoke Shack & More (4009 N. Albany Ave., Irving Park) has ceased operations to focus on some future projects, while Robert’s Pizza Co. (355 E. Ohio St., Streeterville) has closed due to a legal dispute.

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...XO Marshmallow have gifted the city with its first marshmallow boutique. XO Marshmallow Cafe + Wonderland (6977 N. Sheridan Rd., Rogers Park) stocks the namesake dessert in several flavors, plus other mallow-y snacks and...

With the opening of Aviato Eats, the French Market (131 N. Clinton St., West Loop) adds açai and matcha bowls and fancy toasts to its ever-growing, not-exactly-French repertoire.

Sal’s Trattoria (2834 N. Southport Ave., Lake View), a casual neighborhood Italian spot from Allen Sternweiler (Butcher & the Burger) joins the party on Southport. (And yes, it’s kid-friendly: Littles can get half-portions of several housemade pasta dishes.) Read more.

Another week, another list of restaurants shutting their doors: The beloved Smalls Smoke Shack & More (4009 N. Albany Ave., Irving Park) has ceased operations to focus on some future projects, while Robert’s Pizza Co. (355 E. Ohio St., Streeterville) has closed due to a legal dispute.

    A Marshmallow Cafe Opens, a Smoke Shack Shutters, and More Dining News
    After garnering a following for their treats (previously available only via mail or at Boss Babe Popup Shop), the owners of XO Marshmallow have gifted the city with its first marshmallow boutique. XO Marshmallow Cafe + Wonderland (6977 N. Sheridan Rd., Rogers Park) stocks the namesake dessert in several flavors, plus other mallow-y snacks and espresso-based drinks.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

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Horner Park's Dog Friendly Area Has A Design, Still Short On Funds

A concept drawing of the Horner Park Dog Friendly Area, planned for the southwest corner of the park, near California Avenue and Irving Park Road. [Christy Webber Landscapes]

    Horner Park's Dog Friendly Area Has A Design, Still Short On Funds
    IRVING PARK - Horner Park's Dog Friendly Area is a step closer to reality with a design now under review by the Chicago Park District.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

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Chicago Housing Authority OK’s Irving Park and West Ridge libraries, Logan Square LGBTQ housing

...up to $11 million each for two such projects: Irving Park’s ‘Independence Branch’ at 4022-4036 N. Elston Avenue and West Ridge’s ‘Northtown Branch’ at 6800-6824 N. Western Avenue...

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...Independence Branch’ at 4022-4036 N. Elston Avenue and West Ridge’s ‘Northtown Branch’ at 6800-6824 N. Western Avenue...

...combination housing/library structure from architect Skidmore, Owings & Merrill is in the works at at 1340 W. Taylor as part of the ongoing redevelopment of Roosevelt Square. All three co-located housing and...

...John Pennycuff Memorial Apartments in Logan Square. Slated to replace the surface parking lot at 2031 N. Milwaukee Avenue, the LGBTQ-friendly housing development will rise seven stories and contain 88 new residences, including...

CSA Partners, Ltd. A rendering of the John Pennycuff Memorial Apartments at the intersection of Milwaukee and Campbell avenues.

    CHA approves library projects in Irving Park and West Ridge, Logan Square LGBTQ housing
    The Chicago Housing Authority authorized funding for 176 public and affordable-rate housing units spread across three neighborhood developments.
    https://chicago.curbed.com

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  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    Replace storefront; masonry repairs: tuckpointing and replace damaged bricks. All work same as existing. No structural work. Subject to field inspections.

    3342 W. Irving Park Rd. Issued June 19, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    EXTERIOR MASONRY REPAIR. REPLACE APPROX 60 LF OF LINTEL. (NO LINTEL REPLACEMENT OVER 6' LONG). REPLACE GLASSBLOCK WINDOWS AS NEEDED. REBUILD TWO ROOF CHIMNEYS WITH NEW CONCRETE CAPS, MINOR PARAPET TUCKPOINTING. ALL WORK SAME AS EXISTING. NO STRUCTURAL WORK. SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS.

    4145 N. Pulaski Rd. Issued June 19, 2017 Comment

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Woman followed into building, sexually assaulted in middle of the day

...day. Police say the 26-year-old woman was walking on the sidewalk in the 3400 block of West Irving Park near Kimball in  the city’s Albany Park neighborhood around 1 p.m. Wednesday.  Police...

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4800-4899 N. Monticello Ave.

    Woman followed into building, sexually assaulted in middle of the day
    CHICAGO - Police are searching for a suspect after a woman was sexually assaulted in her apartment building in the middle of the day. Police say the 26-year-old woman was walking on the sidewalk in the 3400 block of West Irving Park near Kimball in the city's Albany Park neighborhood around 1 p.m.
    http://wgntv.com

  • Peter Zaper Homeowner

    It is Irving Park, I live there.

  • LadyHawk justdointheright35thward

    The fact of this issue is we are all in the same situation. SO FOCUS on the problem at hand. There appears to be several serial rapists in our midst. We need to band as one to stop these crimes on our sisters, wives and mothers. :Let's not be silent or contrite about the severity of this task!!

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Hamlin edges Byron in thrilling Xfinity finish at Michigan

Elliott Sadler finished third behind Hamlin and Byron and took over the series lead from Justin Allgaier.

    Hamlin edges Byron in thrilling Xfinity finish at Michigan
    BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Denny Hamlin inched ahead of William Byron on the final turn and nosed out the rookie at the finish line, winning Saturday in the closest NASCAR Xfinity race at Michigan International Speedway since the advent of electronic scoring in the series.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

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  • CICS Irving Park reviewed by a parent

    We transferred our two children from Catholic school to CICS for their 4th grade and Kindergarten years. It was a very difficult decision for me, but after this first year I am so glad I made it! My 4th grade son actually stated that he is not bored in school, finally!, and "actually, almost everything I learn in school is interesting." I almost fell out of my chair! The individualized learning program has worked for my kids so that they get the attention they need to excel. We couldn't be happier with the school for our kids. And the parent community is very positive, welcoming and engaged.

    CICS Irving Park (3820 North Spaulding Avenue) Published on GreatSchools June 16, 2017 Comment

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