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Sold! Buyers close Logan Square single family home near hot 606, BloomingdaleTrail (and chickens!) for $760,000

Our clients closed 2026 N Albany, Chicago IL 60647 this month. The house was purchased for $760,000 in a multiple offer situation. Photos Eric Rojas, Broker, Kale Realty

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New construction row houses near completion down the block at North Albany and West Armitage.

    The Chicago Real Estate Local
    Congratulations to our buyer clients who just closed a newer construction single family home along the new606 and about 3 blocks from the Bloomingdale Trail in Logan Square. The house sits on a long over-sized lot... great for their dog and pets!
    http://www.ericrojasblog.com

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No Signage for Parking Zone 1115

My girlfriend lives on Palmer, just west of California. She purchased a street parking permit and was assigned zone 1115. We searched for the reserved spaces, but did not find any. Per the map on the city clerk page (http://chicityclerk.com/city-stickers-parking/about-residential-parking/) parking on Palmer should be permit-only between California and Mozart, and Richmond to the circle. However, there is no signage anywhere. We contacted the alderman's office and were told that the signs had been illegally removed, and would be replaced...

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My girlfriend lives on Palmer, just west of California. She purchased a street parking permit and was assigned zone 1115. We searched for the reserved spaces, but did not find any. Per the map on the city clerk page (http://chicityclerk.com/city-stickers-parking/about-residential-parking/) parking on Palmer should be permit-only between California and Mozart, and Richmond to the circle. However, there is no signage anywhere. We contacted the alderman's office and were told that the signs had been illegally removed, and would be replaced soon. That was months ago, and no signs have gone up.

It's one thing to not have signage, but it's another to actively sell parking permits for a zone that has zero designated spaces. Has anyone dealt with this in the past? The alderman's office obviously isn't doing anything about it. We've considered asking for a refund on the permit since it is useless. Any suggestions?

    Parking in the City of Chicago
    Find Your Parking Zone Use the Zone Look-Up App to determine whether or not a Chicago address is in a residential parking zone, and if so, which zone number. *** SPECIAL ELECTION SEASON REMINDER *** If you are looking for information about the upcoming election, such as your ward or your precinct and polling place, then we recommend using the Chicago Board of Elections website.
    http://chicityclerk.com
  • good luck with the refund..the permit was probably $25 so unless you have to follow through with this for reasons of principle, the time and energy you will spend on it will cost you plenty more than that. someone once said you cant fight city hall..and they were right.

  • Just a thought if you are intent on getting the money back. Call your bank/credit card and try to get the refund by filing a dispute if all else fails. I went through 2 months with emails and calls trying to get a refund from a student loan servicing company...

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    Just a thought if you are intent on getting the money back. Call your bank/credit card and try to get the refund by filing a dispute if all else fails. I went through 2 months with emails and calls trying to get a refund from a student loan servicing company (emails = proof in writing). I filed a dispute with my bank and in a day I had the $ back and the bank dealt with the rest. Keep records of the calls and documentation in case the bank or city asks for it.

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Removing bars to employment for people with records

The city of Chicago’s 2014 Point in Time count showed that 69% of homeless men and 58% of homeless women on the street in Chicago are formerly incarcerated. Along with that, 60% of homeless men and 27% of homeless women in the shelters have prior criminal records.

    Removing bars to employment for people with records - Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
    CCH Policy Specialist Jonathan Holmes contributed this piece to the Clergy for a New Drug Policy. People with criminal records face significant barriers in society. A charge or conviction can impact one's ability to find housing, employment, and stability. The War on Drugs and mass incarceration policies have had a detrimental impact on the lives...
    http://www.chicagohomeless.org

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Illinoisans Pay Second-Highest Property Tax Rate in U.S.

2309 N Albany Ave # 1

2065 N Kedzie Ave APT 111

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    Illinoisans Pay Second-Highest Property Tax Rate in U.S.
    A map recently published by the Tax Foundation shows the effective property tax rates for all 50 states and Washington D.C., along with their corresponding rank. The rates reflect the average amount of residential real estate taxes paid as a percentage of home value.
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  • EastHumboldtNeighbor resident since 07

    In Wisconsin- there was in early 2014 a projection of a $1 billion surplus heading into the 2015-’17 budget period. Late in 2014, there was a projection of a $2.2 billion shortfall -- the difference between expected revenues and the amount of money being requested by state agencies. But the shortfall was never a deficit -- and some of the surplus was consciously spent by Republicans, as tax cuts. So tax payers opted for a refund instead of more money for more gov.

    http://www.politifact.com/wisconsin/statements/2015/jul/28/donald-trump/donald-trump-says-under-scott-walker-wisconsin-bud/

  • Thanks for clarifying. I stand corrected.

    However, I truly don't see how Walker "saved" Wisconsin. Its economic performance compared to neighboring states, even our basket case of a state, has been middling at best (and terrible compared to Minnesota).

    He's no Sam Brownback, I'll give him that at least.

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Lost Keys in Palmer Sq Park

Hi neighbors,
I'm worried I may have lost my keys somewhere near Palmer & Kedzie. The set contains a Divvy key, a Kryptonite bike lock key, plastic rings around keys colored yellow, pink, and blue, and discount cards for Petco and Pet Supplies plus.
Comment here or email me at tim.stephans@gmail.com if you have them. Thanks!

Tim

  • Yes! Very curious as well. We have a new pup and an old kitty, who both often enjoy the yard for themselves so not sure Treehouse Works is an option for us. Still would love to hear about it.

  • Whoops, missed :)

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Houses of the Holy: Brick Palmer Square House With Large Yard Wants $799K

·2908 W Shakespeare Ave Chicago, IL 60647 [Redfin]

    Brick Palmer Square House With Large Yard Wants $799K
    New apartment and single family home projects are currently on their way to the Logan Square area, but before housing prices in the neighborhood go completely bonkers, would-be area residents might want to start seriously consider buying in.
    http://chicago.curbed.com

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Dense Thinking: CNT Staffers Discuss the TOD Reform Ordinance

This TOD development at 2211 N. Milwaukee will have 120 units but only 60 parking spaces. Photo: John Greenfield

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...Northwest and North Side neighborhoods. The most visible of the new TOD towers is the 1611 West Division building in Wicker Park, which looks like a giant silver ice cube, with ninety-nine...

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    This piece also appears in Checkerboard City, John's column in Newcity magazine, which hits the streets on Wednesday evenings.] Believe it or not, back in the early nineties, ex-mayor Richard M. Daley was planning to tear out an entire branch of the El system.
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CPS Announces Revised Bus Stops for SY 15-16

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    CPS Announces Revised Bus Stops for SY 15-16
    For students, this change will mean traveling an additional two blocks on average to reach their bus stop. Families have been notified of their children's new stop, which in most cases is the bus stop nearest to their home. If they have concerns about their child's assignment, however, parents may choose another nearby option.
    http://www.cps.edu

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    CJ, they’re not using the bus-cutting savings to hire more or better teachers. Casey, when my son was in high school the state was still reimbursing for transit, but that was over a decade ago so you may be correct.

  • @CJ Gladstone.... I may be wrong, but based on memory the CPS busing budget is c $50 million ?? annually. IMO if busing was not a cost item that $50million would not be appropriated and spent on anything.

    Back Story from memory = Chicago arrived at the current busing situation...

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    @CJ Gladstone.... I may be wrong, but based on memory the CPS busing budget is c $50 million ?? annually. IMO if busing was not a cost item that $50million would not be appropriated and spent on anything.

    Back Story from memory = Chicago arrived at the current busing situation this way: Someplace c. 1965 Chicago's public schools were found to be separate and unequal, with substantially more being spent on neighborhood schools in white neighborhoods than schools in black neighborhoods (Hispanics, Asians and others did not register at the time). The school system was told to level the spending but that proved too hard to do in an acceptable way. So the court decided to let parents bus their kids to a school of choice, making the disparate spending patterns less motivating/source of complaint. White percentage of students in the system went into rapid decline and now is someplace c 11 - 13% (depends on who's stats you believe). So the courts recently said there was no longer a reason to bus for integration & level spending. But the bus habit remains because some schools/areas are deemed more desirable than others. And by direct awareness in some cases the long bus ride constitutes a free baby sitting service. TL:DR = the CPS tries to budget educational program costs uniformly across the whole City. Separate from that the buses cost c. $50 millions?? a year because of parents chasing after schools with better reputations --- which might or might not be factually supported depending on the compared schools.

    TL:TL:DR Busing is not cutting into staffing.

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