3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Police activity on Rockwell and Bloomingdale

My neighbor just mentioned there were about 15 police cars and a fire truck on Rockwell and Bloomindale last night (Sunday). Anyone know what happened?

  • Curious about this report. Hopefully someone has some intel! I can't seem to find anything reflecting this in a news search (at least yet).

6 days ago

Catalytic converter stolen

Just a heads up to you all-- the catalytic converter was stolen from my car parked on the 2400 block of west Cortland. Seems to be happening a lot in this area as of late.

Jul 17

Updated 6 days ago

Any recommendations for a mechanic?

I live near the Western blue line stop and am looking for a reasonably priced, honest mechanic. Any recommendations are much appreciated!

  • Kathleen P Bucktown Lady

    We've used Nal's for years but they're so busy. When I called this week they said they couldn't take us until next Wednesday. So I called Bucktown Auto on North and Josh was awesome. Helped so much, was lower priced than expected and the car was fixed that day.

  • Santos at Division and Hoyne. Great work and super honest. We had engine work done somewhere else before we brought it to him because we still were having problems. He turned down $2500 worth of work because he said the other mechanic should have fixed it. Reasonably priced too.

6 days ago

Site Maintenance - 7/19 at 9 p.m.

Hi Folks,

EveryBlock will be down for site maintenance starting Saturday, July 19th at 9 p.m. EST, and will be back online the morning of Sunday, July 20th. We appreciate your patience, and we apologize if you see this message in multiple neighborhoods.

Jul 17

Need a lightly used couch?

I have a couch for sale that I only bought last year...moving to a new place and it won't fit. Here's the posting: http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/fuo/4572724509.html

Feel free to message me if you are interested or have any questions!

Jul 14

Found white (with pinkish cover) samsung cell phone

I found a samsung white phone with a guy and a girl doing a selfie as the home screen. it was found in the floor of the bp gas station at Fullerton & Ashland. comment if it's yours!

Jul 11

Union complaint at Water Savers

Ha move the company to a 3rd world country. Than the ex employees can have all the time they want to text and look at porn in the bathrooms at work.
Good job guys way to go. They are complaining to have only 6 minutes to use the bathroom a day aside from there long breaks. 6 minutes times 100 employees 600 minutes times 5 days 3000 minutes times 52 weeks is 15600 minutes dive by 60 minutes is 2600 hours times $25 bucks an hour is $65,000 use the bathroom on your own lunch time. Train your body's internal clock like we did when we were rebuilding our country after ww2. When real American Men and Women worked

Jul 07

Moving sale. All furniture must go!

Hi! I've moved to a new section of Bucktown and trying to sell some furniture that's not coming with us. All pricing is negotiable. Check out my listing on CL.

http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/fuo/4556536196.html

Jun 15

Updated Jun 30

I'll take your extra/used moving boxes!

Moving in the next month and would be happy to help someone recycle their moving boxes (provided they haven't been around cats). Will pick them up!

  • Gordon and Niko, do you still have boxes around? Looking for some smaller and medium-sized ones. Feel free to message me directly! Thanks!

  • N. Wright Bucktown writer and cyclist.

    I have some. Just moved to Cortland/Hermitage. They're nice U-Haul boxes, medium and large. I cut them down, so they just need to be refolded and taped. Message me if you're interested.

Jun 08

Updated Jun 25

Rahm's LED Billboards - Coming to Bucktown!

I got the list of the locations where Rahm's LED billboards are being installed.
If one's near your house, show him your appreciation on election day by voting for someone else!

1802 w. Bloomingdale - Dimensions = 20' H X 60' W
Besly Ct & Wabansia - Dimensions = 20' H X 60' W
1574 w. Armitage - Dimensions = 20' H X 60' W
Armitage & Wood - Dimensions = 20' H X 60' W
Cortland & Paulina - Dimensions = 14' H X 48' W

All fully-lit blinding jumbo-trons !

Jun 23

Updated Jun 24

car alarm

There is a car alarm going off on W McLean. It went off all night last night and still today. Not sure if calling 311 will work - can they trace the car to the owner?

  • Yes. They will check the cars vin and find out where the person works and stop by their place of employment to let them know.

  • Cool Andy CPS Teacher

    And if that doesn't work, they'll tow. I'm normally against that, but nothing's worse than listening to that all night. I imagine many of your neighbors would agree.

  • AMG

    Luckily, it finally stopped. Thanks for the info, in case it happens again.

Jun 18

Updated Jun 19

Infant child care in the Bucktown area

Hi all. My wife and u are expecting our first child in a few months, and are looking for a reccomend ins daycare in the area. Preferably one with infant care experience. Thanks neighbors!!

  • TM BVille 8 year resident

    they should allow you to edit after posting here! ;) lol

  • A good friend of ours who lives in the area is opening the second location of For Your Child Preschool at Rockwell and Armitage later this summer. The first location is at Clybourn and Marshfield. They have significant experience with infants. Check out their website for more details if this is of interest, http://foryourchildpreschool.com/.

    Good luck.

Jun 11

Ask Ald. Joe Moreno Anything- from Anywhere

Join the conversation about news and issues in the 1st Ward when Ald. Joe Moreno is live on CAN TV's Political Forum this Wednesday, June 11, at 7 p.m. on CAN TV21 and at http://cantv.org/live/. Have something to ask? Tune in and call in live, or leave a question on this post for a chance of getting it asked on the show. But calling in is the best way to make sure your voice is heard, so join us! You can also learn more about Political Forum at http://cantv.org/politicalforum.htm.

May 31

Updated Jun 10

Carjacking at Webster and Hamilton

I heard from neighbors that there was a carjacking last night at Webster Ave and Hamilton Ave right by the church. 5 guys. The woman driving the car was apparent beat up pretty badly. That's all I know. Stay alert out there!

  • The news around the area is it occurred when entering their home. And apparently the woman suffered severe injuries. Be safe everyone.

Nov 24 2012

Updated Jun 08

Have you seen our missing family member?

Please help with our search for a missing family member named Robert.

Robert was seen in September near Malcolm X College and in October near a Starbucks in Bucktown. Although he suffers from a mild mental handicap, he is very high functioning. He may appear homeless and carry lots of bags. He has very few teeth.

He is 61 years old, approximately 5'4 and 90 pounds. He is not a threat.

If you have seen Robert or think you may...

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Please help with our search for a missing family member named Robert.

Robert was seen in September near Malcolm X College and in October near a Starbucks in Bucktown. Although he suffers from a mild mental handicap, he is very high functioning. He may appear homeless and carry lots of bags. He has very few teeth.

He is 61 years old, approximately 5'4 and 90 pounds. He is not a threat.

If you have seen Robert or think you may have please share that information. A police report has been filed but we would like to localize our efforts.

He most often spends time in Andersonville, Ravenswood, Wrigleyville, Bucktown and the Near West neighborhood (specifically near Malcolm X college).

Thank you in advance for any help you can offer.

  • Jaime, I saw a gentleman today that may fit Robert's description - he was sitting in the doorway of a building on the south side of Division Street between Wood and Paulina. The gentleman I saw was bundled up well in a dark hooded coat but was definitely Caucasian and...

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    Jaime, I saw a gentleman today that may fit Robert's description - he was sitting in the doorway of a building on the south side of Division Street between Wood and Paulina. The gentleman I saw was bundled up well in a dark hooded coat but was definitely Caucasian and was appeared to be about the same age as Robert. Saw him about 8:15 this morning but didn't think about it until later - I'm sorry or I would have stopped to get a closer look at take a photo! Hope this helps...

  • H

    Did u find him?

Jun 01

Updated Jun 03

Crash on North Ave near the 90/94 ramp Sunday morning?

Does anybody have any details or links to a report about the crash that happened on North Avenue on 6/1 on Sunday morning? I was leaving around 9:30 and was turned around, an SUV was rolled over on its side and I saw a covered body (eek) with cops blocking every entrance to the area. Right between Bosworth and the highway bridges on North. Couldn't find any info on it.

  • God bless you Beep and Ginna!

  • Cheto Neighbor

    DNAinfo Chicago (DNAinfo.com) posted a story on the accident a couple of hours ago. Per DNA: Drunk driver. Single fatality. Driver arrested and charged with aggravated DUI. Hopefully a strong ASA will be assigned to the case. Poor fellow was from a nice small town in NW Indiana.

Jun 01

Updated Jun 02

Fundraiser for tenant at the Lyndale building in Bucktown that went up in flames last night.

Hi neighbors!!

One of the tenants who lived in the garden unit in the building on Lyndale, which went up in flames last night, does not have renters insurance. I am organizing a fundraiser for her. She is one of the sweetest folks I know and if you have any contribution or even another bucktown rental, feel free to comment here. Donations will be taken during open hours (everyday till 7:30pm) at My Gym Children's Fitness center 1880 w Fullerton next to Whirley ball.

May 30

Hello EveryBlock!

MMA is excited to be a part of EveryBlock! Check out our wonderful block in the WOW (West of Western) District! An Orange Moon, Tom Robinson's Gallery, Rangoli, Sugar Fly, and now, Cup & Spoon! Get your cup of coffee today and get a coupon for a free coffee on your next visit.

May 19

Updated May 26

Illinois Title Loans Closing?

I live and work across from Illinois Title Loans - the eyesore at the Milwaukee and Western intersection. Right now there is a moving truck out from and they are loading it with office supplies and furniture. I really hope they are closing! Anyone know what is going on? And what might be going there? Wouldn't that be a great place for a park? Fingers crossed :)

May 24

Updated May 26

Free bookshelf!

If anyone needs a sturdy bookshelf, we just put one in the alley near Shakespeare and Hoyne (close to 2048 Shakespeare). Nothing wrong with it- just way too heavy to move again.

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