14 hours ago

Updated 4 min ago

Rooming houses

Just curious if anyone else has neighbors who have rehabbed their single family bungalow and turned it into a boarding house? We have two on our block. It's becoming increasingly difficult to park anywhere near my house. One "tenant" has a car and two work vans. There are at least 10 extra cars on the block from the 2nd house. I could park in my garage, but I'm afraid of the rats attracted by my neighbor who leaves food out for the pigeons. :(

Aug 11

Updated Aug 12

Police activity

Police searching for man with gun in 5700 block of school street

  • ellen, Chicago Living between Ireland and Chicago

    yes, he ran through our back yard, right past my back door which I rushed to lock, he was running back and forth - very scary - thankfully we weren't harmed - the police were on the scene straight away - it seems they were already chasing him. the same stuff happens in Ireland, but there's rarely guns involved so not as frightening.

  • ellen, Chicago Living between Ireland and Chicago

    does anyone know if he was found/arrested?

Aug 11

Updated Aug 12

Gutter & Downspout Installation

Does anyone know who I can contact about installing a gutter and downspout around the front of our bay window? Most companies I've called just take on the bigger jobs. Any leads would be appreciated. Thanks!

Aug 05

Burnt out Motorcycle on Belmont near New England?

There was a burnt out motorcycle on Belmont near New England on Sunday. Was anyone hurt? It looked horrible??!

Jul 09

Updated Aug 04

Street Cleaning/ No Parking Signs

Anyone notice the No Parking signs for today (7/9) and yesterday (7/8) in the Montclare Neighborhood? Usually the signs are put up for street cleaning. I didn't see any streets get cleaned on either day. I called the alderman's office and they said they are no longer in charge of that. Now it's the Mayor's office. I wonder if this is a new way for the city to make money. Write tickets for No Parking but don't put out the resources.

  • So sad! The alderman should be able to verify if the signs were posted or not -- if not he should write you a letter so you could contest/fight the ticket!

  • Craig Born and raised in the city.

    I spoke with the Alderman's office and they said Rahm took that away from them. The Mayor's office doesn't even notify them if they post signs or not.

  • I had street cleaning in front of my house on 5900 W. On Grace for Tues and Wed.
    So I parked on the Wed side on Tues.I found out as I was going to my vehicle that they put tow zone on the Wed side as they were going to do work the street.turns out you could not park on either side. I ended up getting a ticket. Nice way to make money city.
    It would have been better if city would have schedule work and cleaning on diffrent days.

Jul 30

Updated Aug 01

Stop Signs Knocked Over

I witnessed two near accidents today at Moody & Berteau. Tried to call 311 and was told to call back due to a high call volume. Called 16th District and was told they would report it. The stop sign at Mobile and Berteau is also down. When does the City act? After an accident or when a child gets killed?

Aug 01

Portage Park Estate Sale

5654 W. Grace 9-4, August 1&2.

You don't want to miss this one!

Home decor galore, patio furniture, vintage LPs and books, retro furniture, tools and building materials, and much more!

Jul 18

Updated Jul 21

Central & Irving Park

This is an Alderman question.

After the fire I heard the building was being destroyed. Sure looks like that isn't happening. Is it going to be reopen?

  • Portage Patty 30+ year veteran of da hood.

    Alderman Tim, thanks for answering my question.

  • Black N White, in fairness though, that's purely anecdotal. Did they deliver? I want to say they did but can't recall. And they were more of a pick-up and go place versus dining in and standing at the counters. But they were still also fairly new. I really hope they do return.

Jul 06

Marmora & Belleplaine

Does anyone know what happened around 8:45-9:00 pm on the corner. Two ambulance and two fire trucks?

Jun 30

Updated Jul 01

Chicago Pride Parade and Crime.

5 people were shot and a person stabbed during and after the parade. Even Chicago parades are violent.

Jun 29

Updated Jul 01

World Cup!

Anyone know a good place to watch today's game around our area???

  • You can watch them in Spanish on free TV on channel 66.1. You don't need cable and you may even improve your Spanish.

  • Cherylann Neighborhood Watch

    Show me a bar in the neighborhood that doesn't have it! Most bars are opening early. Even last Sunday I went to Vaughan's on Northwest Highway for brunch, which normally opens at 10:00 (they just don't serve liquor until 11), only to find out they had been open since 8:00 am as there was a hurling game that started at 8:45. You can also view it on the internet, live streaming on all games.

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