2 days ago

Updated 36 hours ago

Man arrested by 14th District Chicago Police Officers at 1141 N. Milwaukee Avenue

Police arrested a man at 1141 N. Milwaukee Avenue, after police responded to a call of a man shooting off a rifle that was covered in a white sheet. A handgun was recovered by police at Division and Cleaver. An unidentified witnessed identified two other suspected gang members who were at that time attempting to gain entry into a row house inside Noble Square. The rifle was taken by one of these two. July 4, 2015, 10:20 P. M.

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    Great police work and some more gang bangers removed from our streets! Thank You.

  • I think that a comeback of the reward posters displaying gang-bangers on them and rewards for information leading to their capture would be a great tactic.

    Make being "good" pay.

Jun 17

Updated 4 days ago

Cleaning service

Just had tenants move out of my 2 bedroom apartment. Does anyone know of a good cleaning service?

  • I have awesome cleaning crew! They are hardworking and honest people. Call to Ursula at: 773-698-4286

  • MaidPro is generally quite good; I use them for my home and they do very good service. I occasionally have to register complaints, but very, very rarely.

Jun 18

Updated 6 days ago

Tagging

This showed up on my neighbors garage. Can anyone provide insight on what gangs these tags represent? Is it worth calling 311 or just leave it up to my neighbor? This is a peaceful block and this is not welcome.

  • I use the Chicago Works app to take a picture and submit requests. My graffiti requests are usually done within 48 hours, sometimes less than a day if gang related. Graffiti Blasters is pretty great in my opinion.

  • I use the See. click. Fix. App to file requisitions to have graffiti blisters come out. It's easy & you can upload an image.

Jun 25

Updated Jun 29

Bike stolen!!!!!

My bike was stolen off my balcony last night, at the corner of charleston and leavitt.
It's a blue schwinn with a few stickers on it, black banana handlebars with breaks on top. If you see it please let me know! I'll look for pictures of it and post it on here.
Thanks for any insight!

  • **drop bars.

  • I live on the 2100 block of N. Oakley, and my neighbor a few doors down had his bike stolen off his second floor balcony, too! It was on a Sunday (Memorial Day weekend) in the middle of the day, and his downstairs neighbor caught a glimpse of the guy...

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    I live on the 2100 block of N. Oakley, and my neighbor a few doors down had his bike stolen off his second floor balcony, too! It was on a Sunday (Memorial Day weekend) in the middle of the day, and his downstairs neighbor caught a glimpse of the guy riding away. He left a crappy bike in its place, I guess. They've seen him walking around the alleys (casing the neighborhood?) during the day, and my neighbor was trying to tail him to alert a cop. Not sure if it's the same guy, but I'll let you know if we hear anything else! So sorry about your bike––mine was stolen back in the fall, and it's such a bummer. :(

Jun 23

Updated Jun 24

Two Loose Dogs on Palmer and Central Park

I saw two loose dogs at 6:30 this morning on Palmer and Drake running towards Central Park. One was a light tan chihuahua and the other was a darker brown, longer-haired dog, maybe a long-haired chihuahua. I wasn't able to catch up to them, but here is a not-so-good picture in case anyone recognizes them. You can zoom in on them. They turned and looked at me, but when I started to move towards them they turned and ran.

  • Could be a chihuahua who lives on Medill, close to the corner of Medill and Central Park, can't exactly tell from that picture. He runs out of the yard and follows me half way to Tonys some days. He always turns back around and goes home

  • I hope that's the case! Thank you!

Jun 19

Updated Jun 20

Found Dog

We just found this female golden retriever running free at Spaulding and Wrightwood. If you have any information please let us know.

  • Ryan, LOL. :-)!! But, great job with the confirmation/research. Good egg.

  • Again thank you so much ! You guys are the best . Glad to have meet new neighbors !

Jun 19

Updated Jun 20

Holstein Park Fenced Off

Does anyone know when the main park area will be reopened? We're losing summer weekend time.

  • Tay Maria Bucktown resident; in the business of sci-fi

    They said new sod was being laid down, hence the moving of all the Movies in the Park to Churchill. I think it's going to take a bit of time. Sorry!

  • The new grass they placed a month ago is already shin-high. How much longer than this does sod need to take?

    I glad they did this, it was needed, but next time they shouldn't dump 10-15 truckloads of nasty dirty snow in the park.

  • the grass field will be closed all summer while the sod takes root, the length of the blades of grass has nothing to do with the fact that it is still very fragile underneath. we neighbors have been asking for this for over 10 years and now that the new sod is in we want to protect the asset and make sure its around for a long time

Jun 13

Updated Jun 20

Marisol Needs $28 For A Tow Truck

At 5:30 a frantic woman ran up to me saying she needed $28 to pay a tow truck. Her aunt has been in a wreck and is at the hospital. She's lived at 3301 (Schubert) for 12 years and will pay me back double. She's seen me before when she's been out walking her gray poodle.
I've never seen this woman or her dog. I confirmed with other residents at 3301 that there is no Marisol.
She's about 5'4" dark hair, dark tan complexion. Wearing black shirt and black Capri pants. Has a tatto of praying hands.
Heads up on the scam.

Jun 17

Updated Jun 18

Found dog

Found dog in buck town Basset hound
Call 3129274604 and show some pictures of him to prove he's yours!

Jun 17

Lost credit card

Long shot but I'm missing a black and yellow spirit airlines MasterCard. Could be on the sidewalk near kimball&parker. Thanks!

Jun 14

Updated Jun 14

Lost sunglasses

Long shot but lost between ridgeway and kimball 11:30 am Sunday 6/14. Thanks!

Jun 10

Updated Jun 12

Armitage and Whipple

Heard some rif raf just now- a bunch of fighting and general bs- called the cops, now it seems there's several cop cars, a couple ambulances and fire trucks at the corner of Armitage and Whipple...anyone know what ended up happening?

Jun 12

Updated Jun 12

Medium-sized black cat on N. Sawyer/Dickens

We've had this cute guy with black fur and green eyes hanging around and trying to follow us inside or apt for about a week. Super curious. Belong to anyone? No tags but looks well-taken cafe of.

  • If there are no flyers up about him missing, he's probably someone's pet who's ignorant of outdoor dangers. Putting up flyers in the area may yield an answer.

Jul 08

Updated Jun 12

Shoes hanging over the power line

Okay, so shoes have been hanging over a power line on Rockwell, just south of Fullerton, for a while now (many months, anyway, can't quite recall when I first noticed them). I know there are different explanations for this, but I assume this means drugs are sold nearby (though this way of communicating seems bizarrely old school to me). I do get the sense, based on some things I've seen in the past few months, that there is more drug/illegal...

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Okay, so shoes have been hanging over a power line on Rockwell, just south of Fullerton, for a while now (many months, anyway, can't quite recall when I first noticed them). I know there are different explanations for this, but I assume this means drugs are sold nearby (though this way of communicating seems bizarrely old school to me). I do get the sense, based on some things I've seen in the past few months, that there is more drug/illegal activity on my block than there used to be. Yesterday I noticed a new pair of shoes strung up on another line just a bit south, less than 1/2 block away.

Any insights or thoughts here? Or noticed anything similar on other blocks?

  • The Great 33rd Lifelong Northsider!

    Jess, I highly doubt the shoes have anything to do with drug spots or anything like that. Years ago, when a gang would catch one of their oppositions in the neighborhood, they would take the guys shoes and toss them up as a sort of 'come get some' bit of...

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    Jess, I highly doubt the shoes have anything to do with drug spots or anything like that. Years ago, when a gang would catch one of their oppositions in the neighborhood, they would take the guys shoes and toss them up as a sort of 'come get some' bit of chest pounding. To alleviate your concerns, while some of the younger punks may be goofy at times, they most likely would not want to set themselves out by indicating where they sell, for the world to know. That would open themselves up to trouble and identification from the authorities. Most likely in today's era, it is probably young bucks killing time.

  • This is a long tradition done by college kids or young adults as a joke. They take their friends shoes and throw them up there. It has absolutely nothing to do with drug dealing. It is done in every city in the country.

Jun 07

Updated Jun 08

Police involved shooting.

Address is 1748 N Talman. Offender is in custody and the gun was recovered. Officer is ok. Happened around 1AM on 07JUN15.
Just feet away from the new 606.

  • Canyon Humboldt Park

    Allen has no future...pretty tough to look forward to something that doesn't exist. But point taken....#bloomingdaletrailforall

  • George F in Ravenswood displaced New Yorker

    That area is a paradise compared to what it used to be. It's better now, and getting better all the time. Not that long ago it was inconceivable to imagine the Bloomingdale Trail. Those tracks were a common spot for gang members to shoot at police and rival gang members....

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    That area is a paradise compared to what it used to be. It's better now, and getting better all the time. Not that long ago it was inconceivable to imagine the Bloomingdale Trail. Those tracks were a common spot for gang members to shoot at police and rival gang members. It was difficult to patrol because police cars couldn't get through the brush and navigate the rail road tracks. Whenever there was a shooting, the CPD had to get up there on foot,many blocks away. and work their way to the scene from opposite directions.

Jun 06

Updated Jun 07

Edward Michael... Did you lose your debit card?

Found your Chase debit card at the 606 Festival near the Cortland stage. Proved your last name and expiration date and I'll reunite you with your card!!

  • Ann Marie I'm 100% sure that's my card! I realized right away I had lost it and called to cancel it, thank you so much for picking it up and reaching out!

  • Ok... I'll go ahead and cut it up since it's already been canceled! Glad no one used it!

Jun 05

Updated Jun 05

Is this your dog?

My roommate found this little guy running across Western Ave yesterday. No collar and he was pretty dirty with a few cuts on his legs. Seems to be fairly well trained.

  • I know this guy! I got him off Western Ave last summer. His owner lives down the street from me on Thomas. I believe she is an older lady who just locks her front gate and keeps her front door open, letting her 2 dogs go in and out. They...

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    I know this guy! I got him off Western Ave last summer. His owner lives down the street from me on Thomas. I believe she is an older lady who just locks her front gate and keeps her front door open, letting her 2 dogs go in and out. They always come out bark at my dog. The gate they have up is pretty crappy and I think he can squeeze out. I don't know the exact address of hand (as I am at work). But can help you return if you would like.

Jun 03

Updated Jun 04

Sirens and Helicopter for over an Hour

I live near Spaulding/Bloomingdale and have been hearing many sirens as well as helicopters flying around for over an hour. (It's 10:00pm June 3rd.) Does anyone know what's going on?

Jun 02

Found a wallet

I found a wallet today near Drake ,Palmer and Lyndale. If you lost yours, I hope I can reconnect you .

May 29

Updated May 30

Found: Male Sphinx Cat Near McLean and Kimball

Trying to get it into a carrier so I can take to see if it has a microchip. Very friendly but also not neutered.

May 30

Cat seen 1600 block of Humboldt

She was on the even side of the block. Gorgeous and unique markings, pictures don't do her justice. Looked like a mix of a Bengal, tabby, and black cat. She was interested in me but it took awhile for me to coax her out from behind the fence. I pet her for awhile and she was really happy to be pet but then after a few minutes hissed and darted away so I wasn't able to grab her. If this...

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She was on the even side of the block. Gorgeous and unique markings, pictures don't do her justice. Looked like a mix of a Bengal, tabby, and black cat. She was interested in me but it took awhile for me to coax her out from behind the fence. I pet her for awhile and she was really happy to be pet but then after a few minutes hissed and darted away so I wasn't able to grab her. If this looks like your lost cat, this was at 1:30 AM Friday night. I know some people from Tree House are on here.'if you guys have room, you should take her. She's gorgeous and friendly. I must have pet something that was painful

May 22

Updated May 29

The time for real action is at hand in Humboldt Park.

Now that the Riot Fest controversy appears to be resolved there still remains real issues to deal with. The ones who should step-up to bat are the ones who successfully fought against Riot Fest in Humboldt Park. We need to continue the battle ourselves against the shooting deaths in the Humboldt Park Neighborhood, the rampant drug sales that fuel crime in the area, the gang leaders that recruit young children into their gangs for drug money profit in order to

  • Time for honesty. If I were standing..anywhere and my husband, friend or co worker were being verbally heckled while they were giving a speech I would have applauded EXACTLY. The same way. AND SO WOULD YOU!

    All he did was clap Proudly for his wife while looking at the women...

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    Time for honesty. If I were standing..anywhere and my husband, friend or co worker were being verbally heckled while they were giving a speech I would have applauded EXACTLY. The same way. AND SO WOULD YOU!

    All he did was clap Proudly for his wife while looking at the women who was trash talking. He didn't move closer to her, he didn't get in her face..he clapped. He never acted drunk, what he did was peacefully walk away from crazy people yelling at him.

    The guy shooting the video, I believe he is Joseph, made a big stink on another thread about how he had nothing to hide and that he would post the unedited video(that supposedly showed how "drunk the racist was") the "unedited" video, I believe it's 4 of 5 on his you tube page shows Tracy walking up to the podium, then.... CUT to the end of her speech.
    It was pointed out a few times that the video was edited, Joseph never acknowledged my comments about the video, nor did he ever put up the unedited video.
    Clearly, this leaves me to assume he edited the video so we couldn't see or hear the attacks and harassments being directed at the pro Riot Fest folks/Tracy. If the video showed what the anti RF folks claimed..The unedited version would be up.

    And a big F :-) ck you, if you're going to say you wouldn't have done the same if someone you knew was being heckled during their search.

  • Mike Conover '90's HP block orginizing,CAPS- resident since '07

    900 MOZART

    Beat 1211 meets this Tuesday evening at St Helen's
    The last beat meeting, we were told the (then recent) killing on the 900 block of Mozart was likely an isolated incident.
    At least 2 shootings later, is it now time for DOING something?
    You know I favor a...

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    900 MOZART

    Beat 1211 meets this Tuesday evening at St Helen's
    The last beat meeting, we were told the (then recent) killing on the 900 block of Mozart was likely an isolated incident.
    At least 2 shootings later, is it now time for DOING something?
    You know I favor a cleanup on the 900 block of Mozart.
    And, while it could be planned many ways; involving the CAPS meeting makes sense to me.

    I live a mile away from there.
    What happens in the area just south of the park does not effect my life personally.
    But as a member of the HP community; I am in, if others are.

May 27

Updated May 29

Need furniture removed

Anyone have any recommendations for people (or a charity) that will come pick it up for free? I have two couches, lamps, some pictures and other things

  • Maybe you should try freecycle.org

  • Jen

    Thanks everyone! I worked it out. I was going to put everything on craigslist but it's stuff in my client's condo downtown and I have to schedule every pick up with the doorman so it was just easier to find someone to come get it all at once. Howard Brown is coming to pick up most of it.

May 25

Updated May 27

Lost Dog Someone Trapped in Yard

My husband and I found this dog trapped in the yard of a house that is being rehabbed next door. There is a sign posted with "lost dog" and that some is coming back tomorrow and some phone numbers. This dog sounded like he has the dog flu as he's hacking and "honking." I don't see any food or water. I'm guessing whoever found him is trying to keep him out of CACC. He seems sweet and friendly. If anyone recognizes this dog he's at 2518 N Sawyer.

  • If anyone knows of a foster, please speak up. He was taken to CACC later in the afternoon Monday.

    Intake #A130241

    Also, if anyone would like to help hang 'Found' flyers, that would be awesome as well.

  • If you're interested in helping to locate the owner (flyering help needed) or in helping find him a foster, following his stray hold, please join this group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1432723123701363/

May 20

Updated May 25

Shots heard in Humboldt Park

Just heard 5-6 shots from what sounded like wabansia and albany followed by screeching tires. Anyone else hear this or know what happened?

  • Respectfully John, this appears to be your opinion...in my experience... I have lived at 2 different places with speed humps that ended up with all the problems I described. Where I live now...had speed humps...when the street was repaved 3 years ago they did not replace the speed humps but...

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    Respectfully John, this appears to be your opinion...in my experience... I have lived at 2 different places with speed humps that ended up with all the problems I described. Where I live now...had speed humps...when the street was repaved 3 years ago they did not replace the speed humps but did put in a round about & a dead end one way at the end of the street...which did help eliminate cruising and speeding. Speed Humps are very hazardous and dangerous. Sit outside by one for an hour and you will see....just look at all the scratches leading into them...the pot holes behind them and the dead cats, squirrels, and garbage all around them.

  • The danger is more to do with the simple fact that a good many Chicagoans behave like inbred drugged up howler monkeys when they get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle than it does that speed humps are genuinely bad ideas for curbing stupid behavior.

May 23

Updated May 24

Water line leak

The water line is leaking between the Water main on the street and my house. We had the water meter people over and they shut down the water in the house, but we could still hear water flowing under the house. When they shut down the water from the water main the noise stopped. Has anyone dealt with this before and if so do you have a recommendation for a plumber?

  • Hi Donner..just sent you an email back with my direct email address, I didn't receive it yet. Thanks again!

  • I sent you the email to your direct email address. Let
    me know if that is successful.

May 20

Updated May 23

New building by 606 at Leavitt & Milwuakee?

Does anyone know what the low-rise building between the Blue Line and Milwaukee Avenue just west of Leavitt is going to be? Is this part of the 606 park? It's a long single story structure they've been putting up for a few months.

  • Buster

    At that Aldi property meeting last night, there were a fair amount of people who live on the block behind it complaining about shadows and lack of parking. With all those single family homes and lofts and townhomes with garages right there, anyone know who these people are that don't have private parking? They all mentioned they own homes right here...or townhomes (that have giant parking garages or single family home garages). Do they want private parking and all the street parking they could want?

  • Buster

    Healthcare building had the wood removed from the facade, to reveal it's concrete exterior. I kind of like a tough concrete and steel building...but that AC unit on the roof does definitely stand out. In a way, at one story, it does let the trail/bridge stand out at least.

May 19

Updated May 21

Notice: car broken into in gated lot in alley behind Kimball b/t Schubert/Wrightwood

Hi there, notifying EBers that a car in my building's gated parking lot was broken into to, not exactly sure when. I'm just south of Schubert on Kimball. Change/ipod was stolen so not a huge loss but be aware peeps!

  • LD Thanks for the alert. Was the car locked or did the bad guy break the window? Did this happen during the day or middle of the night? We all need to stay alert, thanks for the reminder.

  • LD

    I don't have much info as it was not my car, sorry - the window was not broken so my neighbor probably left the door unlocked.

May 18

Updated May 20

Free Manual Push Mower

Hey,

I bought a new electric mower today and no longer need my old time push mower.

It's about two years old. Not perfect, but works. Anyone want it?

Reply to me and I will go in order of responses.

Thanks!

May 18

Updated May 19

Found Kryponite Bike Lock

Is this yours? Lying in the grass in front of 3329 W Schubert.

  • I did lose my bike lock that looks almost identical to this one around there on Sunday night / Monday morning sometime around 1:00am.

    The only thing that looks different in this picture is that this lock looks a bit longer than mine, but it's exactly the same brand/style.

    I still have my key. Perhaps I could come and see if it works?

May 09

Updated May 18

Lost Dog on Wabansia @ Rockwell

Saw this smaller size female pittie girl running south in the alley between Rockwell and Maplewood at Wabansia. She looks to be a stray for some time as she is super skittish and skinny. Came up to me when I got down to her level but was shaking and very scared. Tried to catch her but had no leash and she took off when she heard birds. Probably lingering around Maplewood Park. Really hope she finds her way home :(

  • Fuarain CTA rider, walker, animal person

    A lot of people simply don't know any better when it comes to their pets. spay/neuter and microchipping have only become popular in the last 20 years or so, and many people still think "well, the dog we had growing up roamed the neighborhood and rarely went to the vet,...

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    A lot of people simply don't know any better when it comes to their pets. spay/neuter and microchipping have only become popular in the last 20 years or so, and many people still think "well, the dog we had growing up roamed the neighborhood and rarely went to the vet, and he was just fine!" (see for example the number of people on EB who still have indoor/outdoor cats). Educating the owners in a polite and understanding way is the way to help the dog. Stealing the dog will just result in them getting a new one.

  • Agreed. I am happy to talk with the owners but there is a language barrier there with me.

May 16

Updated May 17

Community Garden

I live right next door to a community garden. This may be a stupid question, but how does one go about acquiring some gardening space in a community garden? Is it first come first serve? I have no idea how this works and my google searches are not giving me any helpful information.

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