5 days ago

Updated 41 hours ago

Gardening

I know officially it's supposed to be May-ish but I think I'm going to start with the root vegetables. Is anyone else starting?

By the way, new owners at farmers market garden supply. Nice ladies too, help support small businesses.

  • Some great ideas. Thanks.

  • I went with a raised bed since the former owner had a dog and didn't pick up after it. I read that it takes a few years for those unnatural organisms to break down. I know that Chicago ground can often have a lot of lead. With that being said,...

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    I went with a raised bed since the former owner had a dog and didn't pick up after it. I read that it takes a few years for those unnatural organisms to break down. I know that Chicago ground can often have a lot of lead. With that being said, in a few years I still may expand and plant directly into the ground. Last year, the bunnies ate at my seedlings, but once they got growing they grew like crazy and I had no issues. I'm going to put carrots in this weekend. It's my favorite time of year!

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

McDonalds on Irving and Central Park

Anyone have the 411 on what's going on? It's all blocked and there are helicopters buzzing around..
That's been a fairly busy intersection this past year.

  • Ellen K. From the far NW side and now back.

    So we never found out? Some great reporting out there DNA, WGN, WLS, WMAQ, WBBM, WFLD, CLTV.

    So glad they all have all the latest gadgets and so many vans, trucks, and helicopters to get us the news.

  • there was a fire above El Lano

Mar 17

Updated 5 days ago

What does this gang tag mean?

We just moved in about 3 months ago, and today my husband and kids came home to find this lovely little artwork on our garage door. We moved here from Uptown, so graffiti is not a huge deal to me and I'm calling 311 to take care of it, but just trying to figure out what kind of meaning this tag has and whether we can just ignore it. Sounds like they got a couple other properties in our area too.
Thanks, all!

  • Peter Zaper Homeowner

    I spent 20 years in the Cook County State's Attorney's Office.

  • Chris count the rings round my eye

    That is not a v in the vk, its a flipped a, for ambrose, who have gained a set in that immediate area.

    The are some cvls in the general area, but few blocks north and few blocks west.

    There are no Satan D's anywhere close to the area.

    Portage Park has a 4ch set, and I believe the closest, so this is probably that set. 4ch have no history in this area, most likely came in to taunt the aa.

Mar 11

Updated Mar 15

New cable being installed in alley

This week crews have been installing cable in the alley in 3000 N Kimball block. The trucks have no company name and I asked the crew doing the work, but they didn't know.

Does anyone know who is laying the cable? Maybe a new service provide (RCN, WOW, FIBER)?

  • Karen Logan Square^ AT&T does not furnish antennas. A digital antenna is a one-time sunk expense--we didn't go fancy (Mohu Leaf; decent but placement sensitive for various stations) and don't have a signal booster (don't watch much broadcast TV).

    If you're not tech savvy and don't have a resident techno-geek,...

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    Karen Logan Square^ AT&T does not furnish antennas. A digital antenna is a one-time sunk expense--we didn't go fancy (Mohu Leaf; decent but placement sensitive for various stations) and don't have a signal booster (don't watch much broadcast TV).

    If you're not tech savvy and don't have a resident techno-geek, I suggest consulting with one before embarking on a mission to cut your cable connection -- however frustrated you are. Either path will cost money and some degree of frustration, so pick your battle carefully. With cable service providers, you have one place to deal with when something isn't working. If you cut the cable, you may have other frustrations with peripherals or service. The Roku needs to be rebooted occasionally (not difficult at all, but users need to adapt). The AT&T U-Verse DSL service seldom drops, but it does happen -- maybe once or twice a year.

    AT&T U-Verse provides internet-based services and requires use of a proprietary AT&T U-verse router. U-Verse can bundle TV (like cable), Internet/DSL (for browsing the Web or streaming video content), and phone (VoIP; Voice Over Internet Protocol). Bundled packages offer pricing incentives.

    We subscribe only to U-Verse internet/DSL; it's not a TV or Movies service like you have with Comcast, just internet connectivity. We use a Roku for streaming subscription content (Netflix; PBS; Amazon Prime, etc.) to our TV. We installed Netgear Powerline AV500; tuses household electric wiring within our "wireless" network to eliminate interruptions and dropped signals when streaming via Roku on TV. https://goo.gl/dOr7UZ

  • artistmac Fuller Park resident, videographer, illustrator

    @Karen in Logan Square -- Just go with the antenna and Netflix. $100 (or $50 or $0) a month to watch TV is a complete ripoff. I've had an antenna for the last 4 years after dropping Comcast and their $91 for basic cable. and have never looked back.

Feb 24

Updated Mar 06

Looking for parking

Looking to rent a parking spot somewhere near Kimball and Belden. Anyone know of anything available?

Feb 19

Updated Mar 03

Need iron gate repair recs!

Unfortunately some idiots (working on figuring out who) rammed into our parking gate (in reverse) and did some serious damage not only to our iron gate, but also to my neighbor's month old car! We need to get this fixed quickly....looking for quality repair person....any welders/iron fence companies you have had a good experience (or bad experience) with? Please PM me your responses! Thank you!

Thanks

Feb 10

Updated Feb 11

Irving and Western blocked off

Just drove past Irving and Western.. the entire south side of Western has crime scene wrapped around it.. as well as the CVS.
Traffic is blocked from Rockwell east .
3 helicopters hovering around .

Anyone know what's going on ??

  • @Tim MC: I was responding to the comment by @smartypants: "Again police officers bring guns to a knife fight and kill someone. This offender may well have been a mentaly ill person. Does every crime in Chicago warrant a death penalty meted out by the CPD?"

  • Ellen K. From the far NW side and now back.

    Kodi,
    "Paper cut"? Stop being ridiculous AND stop being rude to me. I assume nothing.

Feb 07

Updated Feb 09

  • Lol Joe I'm glad a lil range time makes you think you're some kind of hero but I still have my reservations. Even combat tested soldiers and policemen have trouble hitting their mark and often miss, not sure I have the same faith in your skills that you do.

  • Joe

    Combat and police are often shooting at longer range. Private citizen training techniques are taught for close interaction. I also guarantee you that I have more "range time" then the typical officer on the street. I don't need you to have faith in my skills, I only need faith to...

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    Combat and police are often shooting at longer range. Private citizen training techniques are taught for close interaction. I also guarantee you that I have more "range time" then the typical officer on the street. I don't need you to have faith in my skills, I only need faith to protect myself and my family. I'm not shooting at someone for a stranger, unless the shooter threatens my and my families safety and life. That typically happens when he shoots or shoots at a stranger, then I will engage. I have insurance to cover my legal expenses, but not going through the hassle if I don't have to.

Jan 24

Updated Jan 26

Attempt residential burglary

This guy was caught climbing a fence and tried to break into a residence near montrose and pulaski. The victim got home and saw him on video. When she confronted him, he pretended to be lost and fled the scene.

  • Marigold, try Surveillance Triangle at 4700 W Lawrence. They sell and also install CCTV systems.

    They installed a 55 camera system for our non for profit organization in AP.

  • Thanks for posting this!

    Happy the woman was not hurt and this burglar fled instead

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