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Someone is kicking the front door at night

Is anyone else having this happen to them?

Twice this month someone has opened the front gate and violently kicked the front door of my home. I have been here, but by the time I reach the door they have fled.

Anyone have any ideas about what might be happening? When it first happened I thought it might be a teenager - but tonight when it happened it was so loud it made me believe it was an older person...

Any ideas greatly appreciated. Thanks.

  • GRD GRD

    We'll be leaving because of the weather, but mainly affordability. Not because of safety. Crime is everywhere and even in so called low crime areas you still need to take reasonable precautions. Lot's of benefits to living in the city, and truth be told I feel safer here than out...

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    We'll be leaving because of the weather, but mainly affordability. Not because of safety. Crime is everywhere and even in so called low crime areas you still need to take reasonable precautions. Lot's of benefits to living in the city, and truth be told I feel safer here than out in the country with no one around. I have this debate with friends that live way out, I tell them at least in the city my neighbors can here me scream and/or they'd hear any guns fired. When some kids broke a window of mine, they called me. We watch out for each other, we also have a texting tree. You don't get that if you're living out there on acreage, I like people around me.

  • denise b concerned citizen

    Moving to Indiana. Moving to a small town.I will have neighbors I hope alot better than the ones I have now. Use to have great neighbors but most got old and died.neighbor hood changed.Alot of conflict between neiighbors. People used to be considersate of everyone personal space. The noise. Level here is ridiculous on weekends.I can never have friends over music so loud can hear through whole house. Yes there are many good people not just here

13 hours ago

Create Profile in NLEI's New Job Board!

National Latino Education Institute has created a new job board where you can log on and create an online profile in a matter of minutes!

15 hours ago

Good morning chicago :)

Im new to everyblock ! Nice to meet all of you :) I am currently looking into moving to the chicago area. My best friend lives in the area. I have always loved the hustle and bustle. Chicago is a good jumping point for my clinicals. If anybody had any leads on a room for rent that would be dog friendly let me know. I have a medium sized lab terrier mix. Her name is blueberry marshmellow chikenwing. Blueberry is very friendly as well as lazy. She is seven years old and I love her. My number is 313-338-5969

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Elston Ace closed suddenly and permanently.

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140708/mckinley-park/elston-ace-hardware-close-abruptly
I was horrified to return from vacation and find our Ace Hardware completely gone. This has got to be a nightmare for many homeowners and landlords.
Now where do we go besides Home Depot? Any suggestions for a hardware store (that is actually open when people need to go)?

  • All the Ace hardware stores closed down except for one very far away

  • Well, I was in the one on 35th a few days ago?! I'll have to check it out:( If it is closed, that sucks

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Jul 22

Updated 31 hours ago

New storefront?

Does anyone know what may be opening in the NE corner of Archer & Damen. Looks like they're pretty close to finishing up that building.

  • report graffiti guy call 311 to report tagging,

    Well, at least it's not another auto parts store!

  • Haha. Well, I guess we'll just have to wait and see what else pops up on Rockwell & Archer besides the new gym.

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2 days ago

Cats need a forever home!

We have been fostering two adorable black cats that we grabbed from CACC before they were scheduled to be euthanized. Both are male, both neutered and have a clean bill of health. Both are approximately 1-2 years old and very sweet, but still a little shy. Would be perfect in a home without cats as they love each other, but seem to fear other cats. If you want to adopt them, please contact me! These guys deserve a wonderful forever home!

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Jul 25

Updated 3 days ago

Who is running against Balcer in the next election?

Does anyone know who is running against Alderman Balcer in the next election? We need someone with a plan to build and grow Bridgeport, Alderman Balcer has proven he is not the person to move our neighborhood forward. Back room deals for development at 35th and Parnell, lack of new business, the dollar store strip of Halsted St, empty store fronts and vacant lots everywhere...what has he done? We need new blood and leadership. Does anyone know who is running?

  • Io Octopus

    It is a good idea for Bridgeport to offer what people cannot get online, such as the bowling alley or skate rink suggestions.

    Or... vote Morty for Alderman.

  • rene One of Morty's people

    Morty is really busy with his modeling career right now. But he will be endorsing a candidate: Whomever promises him more trash cans on Halsted! :-)

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Jul 22

Updated 4 days ago

Where did the patios go?

First I noticed Poncho Pistolas outdoor seating was gone (that was a week ago, so it maybe back and I did not notice) then last night I noticed that Zaytune's outdoor seating was gone. Is anyone aware of this? Or why?

If I had time this week I would just stop at both for lunch and investigation :)

  • jim m bridgeport resident 14 years

    zaytune's were there this a.m.

  • rene One of Morty's people

    As I mentioned above - I really do think that outdoor seating is good for the community. Outside presence, looking lively, all that. This is why the patios are important to me.

4 days ago

community services

First Start Academy Daycare at 5708 S. Ashland passes out free lunch with parent enrollment their accepting kids ages newborn to 12 y/o. They have Mental health services for children and parents. They also help with finding employment and housing

4 days ago

Community outreach

Holy angles out reach church offers free counseling for all ages they help the homeless by providing them with shelter,food and clothing

4 days ago

crushes club camp (boys only)

Monday-Friday ages 8-17 offers free boxing, yoga and music recording classes located at 1406 W.64 Street

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6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Looking for Apartment in Bridgeport

Hello - I am looking for another apartment in Bridgeport. Ideally: 2 bedrooms, allows dogs (a must), newer kitchen and bathroom, laundry in building, large bedroom (queen size with room to spare). Let me know if you know of anything. I'd appreciate it!

  • http://bridgeportnews.net/

    this is the link for the local newspaper in Bridgeport which comes out every Wednesday...you have to have Adobe Reader to view it..just follow the links and install the Adobe Reader if you don't already have it..it's a PDF file and it takes a long time to load, but you can read all the ads on there...happy apartment hunting

Jul 23

Updated 5 days ago

finding apt in Bridgeport

Hi everyone,

I'm interested in moving to Bridgeport. I live on the North Side now but find myself fairly often in Bridgeport/Pilsen. I moved to Chicago from LA last year and that area reminds me a lot of parts of LA.

I don't see many postings for Bridgeport apartments on Craigslist, and I'm wondering if anyone has suggestions for good ways to locate vacancies. I chatted with someone who works at Pleasant House Bakery and he mentioned walking around the neighborhood looking for "For Rent" signs. Any other good strategies?

Thanks in advance!

  • Bek Pray for peace, everywhere!

    Dawn is really good at matching seekers to apartments; just sayin'....

  • Dawn is good. You can trust her to find you a good place.

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Jul 26

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REPLACE FOUR EXISTING PACKAGED AIR CONDITIONING UNITS WITH ONE CARRIER 12 1/2 TON SERVING THE LAB LOCATED ON THE ROOF OF BUILDING #4,THREE CARRIER 25 TON (2) SERVING THE MIXING DEPARTMENT, (1) SERVING THE WAREHOUSE. THE THREE 25 TON UNITS ARE LOCATED IN THE PARKING LOT WEST GRADE.

    1437 W. 37th St. Issued July 23, 2014 Comment

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Updated Jul 25

Way better experience on UberX

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Jul 22

Updated Jul 24

Ding dong Obamacare is gone!

A federal appeals court in D.C. has ruled that folks who get their insurance through a federal insurance exchange are not able to get subsidies to purchase insurance as those who purchase insurance through a state run exchange. Illinois has a hybrid ststem which is half state and half federal.Ding dong Obamacare is gone!

  • 'emrnibbles' is your real name Oxy Moran? What a TROLL I have been playing your Tea Party(R) sippin manipulation for days.

  • Everett Block EveryBlock Team Captain

    Hi folks,

    Due to this thread and comments within it being off-topic, we are closing comments.

Jul 24

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Jul 23

The Water Meter is Installed! So Far, So Good

Thanks again for your earlier advice, everyone! The installation took about 45 minutes, and -- amazingly -- no leaks!

I've used about 125 gallons this week, which means I'm on track to use about 1000 gallons in two months if I don't have to water the lawn. (Keep on coming, thunderstorms, LOL)

Of course, you knew I had to videotape the whole thing ;)

http://youtu.be/5J46yMnmu4s

Mar 29

Updated Jul 23

WANTED

Does any one have, know someone who has, or where I can get a good working laptop for free or very cheap? I have a friend who is in desperate need of one

  • Erik H Loyola & UofC alumnus, Chicago Loot Drop charity

    It's kind of a hike, but check out Free Geek Chicago (http://freegeekchicago.org/) up at Diversey & Kimball. They take donated hardware and refurbish it to sell back out for cheap (usually in the $50-$150 range, if memory serves). You can also get a computer for free by volunteering with them to earn credit.

    They're one of my favorite small-scale charities.

  • Melody Stanley Crafty/Techy Geek

    I volunteer at FreeGeek Chicago and second Erik H's recommendation. (Sorry for being so late to the conversation). Laptops start at $75 and with 24 hours of volunteering you get a $75 reward which can cover the cost of one in full. We have minimum standards for hardware that we...

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    I volunteer at FreeGeek Chicago and second Erik H's recommendation. (Sorry for being so late to the conversation). Laptops start at $75 and with 24 hours of volunteering you get a $75 reward which can cover the cost of one in full. We have minimum standards for hardware that we sell so although not new computers, they all can play Youtube videos smoothly (with adequate internet connections), surf the web on Firefox, play DVDs, burn CDs (and some also can burn DVDs). We test them all and if they can not handle those tasks, we recycle them. Desktops start at $40 and we may soon be lowering the cost of our lowest priced desktops even further.

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