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Jul 16

Updated 6 days ago

Are you missing a bird!?

There is a very unhappy domestic bird on the light pole at the northeast corner of Western and Augusta.

  • The crying bird flew away. Sorry I don't know what direction. I hope he's headed home.

  • Kristene returning naturalized Chicagoan

    Can you describe? Some one in Logan did recently post losing a bird.

  • It was difficult to see him. He was light grey colored and maybe a cockatoo.

Jul 15

I could be your next cool roommate

I am looking to move Aug 15th or Sept 1st. I work from home, very neat and have a sweet old dog to guard your stuff. Ukrainian Village, West Town or East Humboldt Park preferred.

Jul 11

Updated Jul 12

Com Ed Scam in Uk Vil?

Has anyone else encountered a man going door to door in Uk Vil offering to check your com ed bill?

My wife talked to him yesterday and was a little weirded out by the encounter.

I'm trying to figure out if he was just an awkward salesman hawking newly deregulated energy or if he was up to something slightly more sinister.

Jun 20

Updated Jun 21

Found keys

I found a set of keys on LeMoyne and Oakley ish. There are a lot of cards on them including WPAC and Corepower yoga. I am going to call both to see if they can locate whose keys they are. There is another identifying keychain so let me know if you think they are yours.

  • Dropped then off at WPAC. They said they will call the the person and put it in their lost and found. :)

  • Very nice of you! Someone will be very happy :)

May 31

Updated Jun 04

Proposed Development

We just received a zoning notice that someone has asked for a change in zoning in order to build a 6 unit residential building at 2047-51 W Huron. These are two under-sized lots, each zoned for a single family home. We think this will set a dangerous precedent that could lead to unwanted density. If you feel the same way you might want to share your concerns with Alderman Moreno.

  • That's good news. We will be on vacation for the first meeting but will definitely get connected.

  • Concern? I encourage those of you forming yet another neighborhood association to move to the burbs, or better yet, a gated community.

May 29

Updated Jun 04

Erie Street

The City of Chicago is under financial stress, but Alderman Roberto Maldonado wants to sale the Old Firehouse location in the 2300 block of Erie Street for $1 to a developer. Who wins in this equation, certainly not tax payers.

His stated objective is to develop lower cost homes for purchase in the area. This may seem like an admirable plan, but it will jeopardize the value of every home in the area, whether you paid $1 million or $400K...

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The City of Chicago is under financial stress, but Alderman Roberto Maldonado wants to sale the Old Firehouse location in the 2300 block of Erie Street for $1 to a developer. Who wins in this equation, certainly not tax payers.

His stated objective is to develop lower cost homes for purchase in the area. This may seem like an admirable plan, but it will jeopardize the value of every home in the area, whether you paid $1 million or $400K for your home.

Erie street (between Damen and Western) has not been paved in 20 years, so building homes which will generate less property tax will guarantee another 20 years of subpar city services.

The City of Chicago is already taking enormous amount money out of our pockets for taxes and other services. Now an alderman is threatening to dilute the equity in our homes with a real-estate scheme which doesn't make sense for City of Chicago or for the neighborhood.

Is this fair to the residence of Erie Street?

  • Hi Noland,

    For all of you who live in the area bound by Grand/Chicago/Damen/Western, there is a new neighborhood organization forming to address the very concern you are posting about.

    Please consider coming to the first meeting of a potential neighborhood group on Saturday, June 14th at 11am at Tuman's...

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    Hi Noland,

    For all of you who live in the area bound by Grand/Chicago/Damen/Western, there is a new neighborhood organization forming to address the very concern you are posting about.

    Please consider coming to the first meeting of a potential neighborhood group on Saturday, June 14th at 11am at Tuman's Tap. The purpose of the initial meeting is to:

    • establish relationships of self-interest and reasons for desiring a neighborhood organization,
    • create a vision of the neighborhood organization,
    • review survey results, including pros and cons of joining an existing neighborhood organization or forming our own,
    • identify ways each individual can contribute talents and skills,
    • set dates for future steering committee meetings and a larger community forum.

    If you can’t make the meeting on Saturday the 14th but you'd still like to get involved, send an email to neighborhoodoptions60612@gmail.com or better yet take the survey (see below) and you can get on the email list.

    Please share this information with all your neighbors, fliers will be distributed throughout the neighborhood as well.

    For more information and to get connected to your neighbors go here: http://neighborhoodoptions.blogspot.com/

  • I believe deeply neighborhood housing should be for all. However, the primary issue with owning a home is maintenance. I can't imagine how you would build a home for $199k that fits into the neighborhood and would also be low maintenance. The group of "A" frames in 2100 block of Erie are 2-3 bedroom homes and the sale for $400-600k. So, lets be clear something else is going on, this not about building home which are inexpensive to own.

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