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Dilapidated House On Damen Next To Brown Line Gone, Will Be 24 Apartments

On Thursday, City Council's Zoning Committee approved the project at 4646 N. Damen Ave., which will face its final hurdle at the October meeting of the full council.

    Dilapidated House On Damen Next To Brown Line Gone, Will Be 24 Apartments
    LINCOLN SQUARE - The pendulum has swung for a property on Damen Avenue, which previously saw its zoning changed to allow only for single-family homes but now is on track to be transformed into 24 apartments with ground-floor retail. On Thursday, City Council's Zoning Committee approved the project at 4646 N.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

  • John Ravenswood

    Lincoln Square Everyblock:

    Apartments turn into SFH: "AH! THE NEIGHBORHOOD IS RUINED!"
    SFH turns into Apartments: "AH! THE NEIGHBORHOOD IS RUINED!"

    So, in short, let's all live in whatever is currently here until the decaying remains collapse around us and the complaining finally stops.

  • AW Busy mom

    This would be a great location for tiny, low-frill apartments so recent grads and the mobile elderly would have convenient, affordable options right in our neighborhood, This would allow us to maintain some economic diversity. But since that makes no financial sense and there are no government programs to encourage this. it will never happen here (maybe in Denmark.)

21 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

At Least 7 Illegally Parked Motorcycles Stolen From North Side

– between 5 p.m. Aug. 28 and 9 a.m. Aug. 28 in the 4700 block of North Ravenswood;

This article has 5 other Chicago locations (Show)

– about 8 a.m. Aug. 17 in the 2100 block of West Melrose;

– between 10 p.m. Aug. 30 and 9:30 a.m. Aug. 31 in the 4600 block of North Clarendon;

– between 9:30 p.m. Sept. 6 and 9:30 a.m. Sept. 7 in the 2700 block of North Magnolia;

– between midnight and 8 a.m. Sept. 13 in the 2200 block of West Fletcher; and

– about 8:40 p.m. in the 2400 block of North Cannon.

    At Least 7 Illegally Parked Motorcycles Stolen From North Side
    CHICAGO (CBS) - A string of motorcycle thefts in the past month has hit the North Side. All of the stolen bikes were parked illegally and taken during the late evening or overnight hours, according to Chicago Police. The thefts happened: - about 8 a.m. Aug.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

3 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

The Chicago Way update on Chadha v NPES

Hello. And no this isn't a viral letter about us leaving Chicago.....yet.

So we are now in appeals court in our litigation against North Park Elementary School in the 47th Ward. This was all simply due to our refusal to sell our property (in Coonley boundary area) to the private school so our kids could attend Coonley.

I am still dumbfounded by the justice system in light of the evidence as it continues to side with the influential/well connected in...

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Hello. And no this isn't a viral letter about us leaving Chicago.....yet.

So we are now in appeals court in our litigation against North Park Elementary School in the 47th Ward. This was all simply due to our refusal to sell our property (in Coonley boundary area) to the private school so our kids could attend Coonley.

I am still dumbfounded by the justice system in light of the evidence as it continues to side with the influential/well connected in our liberal enclave.

Apparently emails/texts received in discovery such as those outlined below are not enough to show corruption/threats/RICO in our city's courts:

Board Member/Developer to NPES: "I’m going to push his (Chadha) buttons today. My statement to him will be that my customers feel his property is worth less now and may want to wait for city foreclosure and buy it as a side yard."

Principal to NPES Board Members: "Negotiations on 2035 w Montrose have completely halted….We could re-contact the Alderman’s Office and see if he can speed up the court date or put additional pressure on the owner. "

NPES Board Member meeting notes: "Chris feels we need to put this to rest before the owner has a better understanding of our role throughout the last 3-4 months…..I know the Alderman’s office will do anything possible to help us get that property…"

Board Member/Developer to me: "Good luck hope the city doesn't take it away. This was a sure thing"

Thanks for listening/caring,
Raminder S. Chadha

P.S. On a side note, all these and more observations of an immigrant will be in this book: http://eckhartzpress.com/eckhartz-press-signs-raminder-chadha/

  • I can tell you from experience as myself and a few neighbors were harassed years ago by a neighbor who kept calling the building department on us. This is easily done without going through the alderman as the calls and were made to the building department anonymously. We once were...

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    I can tell you from experience as myself and a few neighbors were harassed years ago by a neighbor who kept calling the building department on us. This is easily done without going through the alderman as the calls and were made to the building department anonymously. We once were greeted at our door by someone from the building department that got a call saying that our house was vacant and open. I'm just saying that it's awful how the e-mails showed how the school was plotting and planning to purchase your property and even mentioned the alderman but I'm not sure that shows that any of the alderman actually abetted them as they were not needed to get the building department out to the property.

  • @David: I'm sorry that your neighbors did this to you. That is exactly what this fight has become. To not allow the Chicago Way. The state has given us all tools to turn on each other so we fight for the scraps that are left once the well connected/influenced take...

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    @David: I'm sorry that your neighbors did this to you. That is exactly what this fight has become. To not allow the Chicago Way. The state has given us all tools to turn on each other so we fight for the scraps that are left once the well connected/influenced take their big portion.

    Here is the collusion once we received emails after filing suit:

    From Patrick McGinnis of Alderman's office to Principal Lynn Lawrence: "Good afternoon Lynn. We have asked the Law Dept to motion this property up from its January (2011) court date. It will be up again in Conservation Court of July 12th (2010) at 11am. At this time it will be transferred to Demolition Court which will place tremendously more pressure on the owner to fix all of the issues."

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  • Lake View High School reviewed by a parent

    I love this school. It is a diamond in the rough with wonderfully caring teachers - who actually call to check on your son/daughter if they are sick. The staff - especially Ms Hershfang - is caring, supportive and LISTENS. My son has enjoyed his 4 years at LVHS and I'd recommend this school in a heartbeat. Go for the AP classes if possible.

    Lake View High School (4015 North Ashland Ave) Published on GreatSchools September 18, 2017 Comment

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