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Parking tickets

Just out of curiosity, have any of you received a parking ticket for street cleaning during this People's Gas upgrade nightmare? My husband works midnights. He parked his car at 7:00 Tuesday morning, on the side street as our street is torn up right now due to the gas work. There were no signs indicating street cleaning when he parked. He was off Tuesday night, so did not go to his car until Wednesday afternoon. Yep, sign is now posted...

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Just out of curiosity, have any of you received a parking ticket for street cleaning during this People's Gas upgrade nightmare? My husband works midnights. He parked his car at 7:00 Tuesday morning, on the side street as our street is torn up right now due to the gas work. There were no signs indicating street cleaning when he parked. He was off Tuesday night, so did not go to his car until Wednesday afternoon. Yep, sign is now posted and he has a ticket.
Just my humble opinion, but the City should suspend street cleaning during the gas company work. The work crews are leaving huge mounds of dirt in the street anyway. Seems to me it would make more sense to schedule street cleaning after this work is complete.

  • I agree. I called the Ward Office and I asked why the city was wasting money on cleaning the streets during this activity. I was told that there is a schedule. I also indicated that parking was an issue. The response I received was that I could park in my garage. Frustration.

  • Andy x

    They just paved Berenice in the 6300 block and now the gas company is messing it up - like a week later. I don't understand what the gas company is doing. They converted us to high pressure in 1996. They moved all our meters outside back then. We're in the 6300 block of Grace and we haven't heard or seen anything yet but I'm starting to wonder if they're doing it over or if they just forgot they did it...

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    REMOVE EXISTING 2 STORY WOOD REAR PORCH AND REPLACE WITH NEW WOOD PORCH, SAME SIZE SAME LOCATION PER PLANS

    5559 W. Henderson St. Issued October 22, 2014 Comment
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    INTERIOR ALTERATION (DRYWALL, REPLACE,REFINISHES,PLUMBING REPLACEMENT,UPDATE ELECTRICAL AND HVAC EQUIPMENT.)ERECT DORMER AT NORTH ELEVATION-TO CORRECT BLDG.VIOLATIONS.

    4584 N. Merrimac Ave. Issued October 22, 2014 Comment

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  • What? I Can't Hear You!

    Ms. Porter is asking for $185.04:
    My students need headphones so that they can quietly view videos and listen to eBooks with our Chromebooks.
    Smyser Elementary School Comment

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Irving Park Rd (Bet. Harlem & Cumberland)

Since last fall, I became outwardly concerned with the state of Irving Park Rd near my home. Our Illinois Route 19 acts much like highway, between Harlem Ave. and Cumberland Ave. There are two cemeteries on each side of it, which are Acacia Park Cemetery and Irving Park Cemetery. Cars ZOOM BY with little concern for the pedestrians and bikers. Anyone who would pull a traffic report would note that deadly accidents and bumper to bumper accidents are not a...

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Since last fall, I became outwardly concerned with the state of Irving Park Rd near my home. Our Illinois Route 19 acts much like highway, between Harlem Ave. and Cumberland Ave. There are two cemeteries on each side of it, which are Acacia Park Cemetery and Irving Park Cemetery. Cars ZOOM BY with little concern for the pedestrians and bikers. Anyone who would pull a traffic report would note that deadly accidents and bumper to bumper accidents are not a stranger here! Two of my neighbors were KILLED over the past two years, one on a bike and one in the car. This year, someone just DROVE THROUGH the rusted-out fence into Irving Park Cemetery. Often KIDS on bikes, MOTHERS with strollers and ELDERLY with their shopping carts either struggle through the gravel and mud filled paths, where used to be once concrete sidewalks on "both" sides of the road, or they maneuver their equipment into the street. These both northern and southern sidewalks used to be functional until they were abandoned in the late 1960's or so. If anyone would talk to the CROSSING guard by N. Pioneer Ave, ours is Kristen, would learn of the frequent dangers of crossing the street. She will be back in the fall when the school restarts and would appreciate having traffic lights installed, too. The requests to fix these sidewalks have bounced around various public offices with mixed results. I PLEA with all concerned citizens to assist me with getting this overdue safety issue resolved by contacting all politicians overseeing or soon-to-be overseeing this area. Hearing from the community-at-large vs. one neighborhood mother is far more impactful I am told. Thank you!!!

Please e-mail your support for the sidewalks to:

Senator Mulroe at senatorjohnmulroe@att.net;
Representative Martwick at repmartwick@gmail.com;
Alderman Sposato at info@aldermansposato.com; and
Alderman Cullerton at Timothy.Cullerton@cityofchicago.org.

  • Bill, I agree with you that the Irving Park Rd. width "inconsistency" is driving most people crazy, incl. my self, esp. during the rush hour. If we could convince the businesses and some residents that they do not need the street parking, we would certainly eliminate the jumping back and...

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    Bill, I agree with you that the Irving Park Rd. width "inconsistency" is driving most people crazy, incl. my self, esp. during the rush hour. If we could convince the businesses and some residents that they do not need the street parking, we would certainly eliminate the jumping back and forth between one and two lanes in each direction. This contraction and expansion is part of the problem. It causes speeding and then sudden breaking. It becomes an even bigger issue when the setting sun is in the driver's eyes. During the afternoon rush hour, it is not uncommon to have up to four cars lined up to turn left onto P streets. They do not have a left turn lane. They often get hit from behind by the blinded or distracted driver speeding in the westward direction. Hopefully, somehow, we can figure out a solution that works for most people.

  • Fantastic news: Per Alderman Cullerton, the City of Chicago received funds from the State of Illinois to cover the construction of sidewalks in the front of Irving Park Cemetery. Alderman wants us to know that these funds are available solely due to the efforts of our State Rep. Rob Martwick....

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    Fantastic news: Per Alderman Cullerton, the City of Chicago received funds from the State of Illinois to cover the construction of sidewalks in the front of Irving Park Cemetery. Alderman wants us to know that these funds are available solely due to the efforts of our State Rep. Rob Martwick. Alderman is now trying his best to get the sidewalks constructed before the upcoming winter. I told Alderman that such completed construction would make a wonderful Christmas present for us all. Yay! Thank you Alderman Cullerton and thank you our State Rep. Rob Martwick!

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Early Voting Begins Tomorrow

To find the nearby voting place and any days/time restrictions, please click the link below. Vote wisely: the choice is either the maintenance of the old status quo, which earned us bottom state ratings, or voting for the change to restore our hopes for a better tomorrow. God bless!

http://www.chicagoelections.com/en/early-voting.html

  • Your neighbor, Hector northwest side resident for 29 years

    No one is paying my bills but it sounds like you may be on rauners payroll. Has he threatened to ruin you too? If the status quo means an increase in minimum wage and protecting our public school teacher's jobs then yes I definitely will protect that. You brought up...

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    No one is paying my bills but it sounds like you may be on rauners payroll. Has he threatened to ruin you too? If the status quo means an increase in minimum wage and protecting our public school teacher's jobs then yes I definitely will protect that. You brought up a host of issues with very little substance to prove them. Taxing people for services will hurt Illinoisans. Can you Picture paying taxes for a haircut? He can't be bought BUT his company will be bought. He won't take a salary but his company will start to get contracts to run the state pension or 529 plans. The fees he'll make off that will be more then the governor salary. He wants to turn pensions to a 401k where only you contribute to it. He is a union buster. Unions are what gives employees a voice. If it were up to him the minimum wage would be eliminated. You want a shmuck like this running our state?

  • Rauner is a leader. Quinn is a wannabe. No one needs to be paid to recognize the difference. Quinn degraded our state to one of the bottom ones of the 50! Can you get any lower than that?

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