3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Beware

Saturday night around 8:00 pm ( dark and raining) two white men came to our door and tried to sell us a security system. They were very pushy and really tried to get in the house. My husband is a carpenter so when they started talking about door jams and had no clue what they were talking about my husband told them to leave. They did, but were going door to door knocking on everyone's door. My husband called the...

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Saturday night around 8:00 pm ( dark and raining) two white men came to our door and tried to sell us a security system. They were very pushy and really tried to get in the house. My husband is a carpenter so when they started talking about door jams and had no clue what they were talking about my husband told them to leave. They did, but were going door to door knocking on everyone's door. My husband called the police and they came out within 10 minutes. Unfortunately they were gone. The police said that it sounded like a scam, just trying to see who lives where. They never mentioned the company that they were representing. Just want everyone to know to beware.

  • Tommy G retired

    The 2 white guys were in the Irving Cumberland area. They represent Vivint alarm company. They are slow to identify themselves. They are pushy and even if you have an alarm system they try to indicate how your system can be defeated. I called my alarm company ADT and they said BEWARE. The best part of their system is the camera in the door bell which you can watch on the alarm panel video screen, but be prepared to pay about $60. a month for a basic system.

  • They were on Pittsburgh Ave, I just told them I wasn't interested.

Apr 25

Updated Apr 26

Recapping of Windows

Does anyone know of a reputable person who can recap some windows on my house? I live in the dunning area?

Apr 23

Updated Apr 24

Cut grass

Would someone be willing to cut my grass on a weekly basis?

  • Do any of your neighbors use a landscape service? If so, you should ask them if they can do your lawn, too. They can be surprisingly affordable.

  • pattymelt is mostly in charge

    See if there is a teenager on your block who could use the money or maybe ask if you can put up a sign at a local church to find someone to do it.

  • Maggiemay 45 year resident @ PP

    I have a landscape service for 4 years now that is very reliable. They even clean my gutters at the end of the season. 3 more neighbors are also using them. Email me n I can give u their number.

Apr 20

Block party on osceola 3700 blk

Hi does anyone know if the 3700 block of osceola will have a block party since the guy who used to do it sold his house. Interested in helping if needed.

Apr 11

Updated Apr 12

Found dog

I found this dog on the 6100 block of west Warwick. Anyone know who this guy belongs to???

Mar 28

    Chicago area sees greatest population loss of any major U.S. city in 2015
    The Chicago metro area is failing to attract and maintain population, according to data released March 24 by the U.S. Census Bureau. Compared to other major cities in the U.S., Chicago is the only city losing more people to other parts of the country than it gains from other parts of the world.
    https://www.illinoispolicy.org

Mar 27

Your FREE, Local, Annual Downhill Derby is April 1st!!!

Bring your family, watch and cheer, as our sons and daughters race their hand-made wooden cars. https://drive.google.com/open?id=0ByE3jAIvJaHVVi1HOGo1cmw4STQ

    DownHill Derby.pdf
    https://drive.google.com

Mar 20

Updated Mar 22

What is this place?

There is a compound of little square-roofed buildings just to the east of the vehicle emissions testing facility near the HIP. Some of the buildings are surrounded with high fences that curve in toward the tops. Like a pen to keep something from getting out. Does anyone know what these were built for?

  • Portage Porker 23 Year Portage Park Resident

    Laramie and Altgeld is ComEd property. If you look at the satellite view it has no roof. Appears to be a switching station or maybe transformers. There are a bunch of these all around the city. Some of the old ones are really fancy.

    When Cicero and Warwick was first remodeled on 2001? the permit said "convert two store fronts into art gallery". Not sure if anything is in there right now.

  • Kapel2 Neighborhood Resident

    Thanks Portage Porker. Com Ed was one of the speculations for Laramie and Altgeld. Another thought was a sewage lift station as some of the "mystery" buildings around the area turn out to be this.

Mar 15

Refinishing a deck

Looking for a recommendation for someone to re-stain my deck. Someone who is priced fair and does a great job. Any recommendations??

Mar 12

Updated Mar 13

Painter?

Inside of my house needs a detox and refresh. Does anyone recommend painters in area who I can trust and do a good job?

Mar 22 2014

Updated Mar 13

Easter Brunch

Looking for restaurant offering Easter brunch any referrals?

  • N.W.Sider 20 yesr resident of Portage Park

    La Villa Rest- 3638 N.Pulaski.773-283-7980

  • If you're looking for somewhere casual, Lucky Grill has lots of good food, and it's a nice spot.

Mar 05

Updated Mar 12

Pedestrian struck by suv on Harlem & Albion

Yesterday around 3:00 pm I saw a man get hit by an suv on Harlem & Albion. Wondering if anyone has any information on this, hoping he is ok.

  • I do that here but only if its at a corner or the dang fool is already in the middle of the street.

    I,m 49 and i see people my age blowing thru stop sighs. It pauses me off because they are not setting an example for the dumb yungins. Smyser school area has the worst drivers when you can clearly see there are kids around. And yes, those are the parents.

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    Austin and lawrence is a accident waiting to happen. 40 mph on your bumper with school crossings ,don't slow to 20 in school zone.Everone hurry to stop at higgins and by all means make a right hand turn on red. Maybe I should make up my own driving rules also.

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