23 hours ago

Rude Neighborhood People with Dogs

I live on the corner of Oriole/Jarvis and I am fed up with the rude dog owners who walk their dog past my house and let them deposit feces on my lawn and on the sidewalk outside of my gate to my yard. The City of Chicago Dog Ordinance reads as follows:

7-12-420 Removal of excrement. No person shall appear with a pet upon the public ways or within public places or upon the property of another, absent that person's...

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I live on the corner of Oriole/Jarvis and I am fed up with the rude dog owners who walk their dog past my house and let them deposit feces on my lawn and on the sidewalk outside of my gate to my yard. The City of Chicago Dog Ordinance reads as follows:

7-12-420 Removal of excrement. No person shall appear with a pet upon the public ways or within public places or upon the property of another, absent that person's consent, without some means for the removal of excrement; nor shall any person fail to remove any excrement deposited by such pet. This section shall not apply to a blind person while walking his or her guide dog.
Any person found to have been in violation of this section shall be fined not less than $50.00 nor more than $500.00 for each offense.

I am tired of stepping in your dogs feces when I mow my lawn and fed up with stepping in it when I go outside my gate on the sidewalk. I plan on making sure that any person found violating this City of Chicago Law will be punished in accordance with the fines stated above. Don't say you haven't been warned.

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Jul 17

Updated 3 days ago

Article from Taste of Park Ridge - 200 teens gather and attack a man

I know this is Park Ridge, but it seems to be the norm for any fest in the area. Every year during Edison Park Fest, teens gather at Olympia Park in such great numbers it's unbelievable. Last year, a few kids threw beer cans at us while we were sitting in our front yard. and later damaged our fence. They also overturned the large dumpster by the Park District building. I hope it's controlled this year. This article is disturbing - http://www.myfoxchicago.com/story/26034602/teens-charged-with-attacking-man-near-taste-of-park-ridge

  • radiochck Trying to escape

    I think this is the reason why Norwood Park has NOTHING as far as neighborhood fest. Because not only most of the residents don't want to have anything but the idiots that ruin events like this.

  • Edison Park CJM EP Neighbor

    Someone just told me they heard the Fest organizers will be requesting a $5 donation to assist with security. Hope these requested funds assist in avoiding damages, trash in the neighborhood etc and not just patrols on the Fest grounds and repaving parking lots for the valets to park cars...

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May 02

Updated Jul 15

Wanted: TV Antenna Installer

I have decided to ditch my $100 cable bill and just get an antenna instead - nothing beats free HD TV. I'm looking to get a TV antenna installed on our roof - or possibly in our attic. I want someone who is experienced and knows what they are doing. I don't want any leaks in our new roof, I don't want the antenna blowing off or bending in the wind, and I want the antenna cable properly grounded.

Any recommendations?

  • Based on my research, there is no such thing as an HD specific antenna. Antennas are still exactly the same as they always were - they will pick up whatever signal is being broadcast. What really changed is that TVs need to have a tuner to interpret the new digital...

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    Based on my research, there is no such thing as an HD specific antenna. Antennas are still exactly the same as they always were - they will pick up whatever signal is being broadcast. What really changed is that TVs need to have a tuner to interpret the new digital data that are now in that signal. All modern TVs can do this. 'HD' is just something antenna marketers put on the box to sell their antennas. With my "HD" antenna, I get about 30 channels, too. (Some are in HD, some aren't, but all are digital.) The major stations have several sub-channels with different content, which is really great. They are listed on my TV for example as 2.1, 2.2 etc.

    The problem with CBS is that it is being broadcast on VHF. All the other Chicago channels are broadcast on UHF. Most indoor antennas that you can buy at places like Best Buy will only pick up UHF channels. Or maybe they will get the VHF, too, but not very well. That is the case with that Terk antenna I bought from Best Buy. The Terk cost about $50 several years ago. The new Flatwave antenna I bought at Home Depot was only $30-35. The Flatwave gets CBS pretty well. (CBS signal strength on Terk = 30% vs. Flatwave = 70%). But reception of WTTW got a little worse. (WTTW on Terk = 90% vs. Flatwave = 70%). I have this antenna plugged straight into the TV and just hung on the wall next the window. It is about as thick as a piece of card stock. It is possible that if it was on the second floor (instead of the first) that reception would be even better.

    Sometimes in cities, particularly in high-rise areas, the signal will get bounced around between the buildings so much it causes interference. So even though you may have a strong signal it is garbled. This is why a signal booster may not help you in a city.

    An outdoor antenna will always get better reception.

    I would try the Flatwave - it is cheap and easily returnable if it doesn't work out for you!

  • Here are a couple of links - one for the Winegard Flatwave, and another link for a virtually identical antenna that also gets great reviews, the Mohu Leaf.

    http://www.winegard.com/get-free-tv/

    http://www.gomohu.com/shop/the-leaf-indoor-hdtv-antenna.html?gclid=CN70sfPfyL8CFQMMaQod-DYAew

Jul 14

Updated Jul 15

Everyblock Email Updates

Has anyone else stopped receiving the daily EveryBlock updates which come to the email? If so, do you know how to start receiving them again?

  • Check your settings...top right corner where your moniker appears ( Edison Park CJM) you will see an arrow for a drop down menu. Here, you can see what areas you have chosen to follow. Also, verify that your email address is displayed correctly via the "manage your account settings". Otherwise, I would check with EveryBlock.
    Hope this helps...

  • I'm still getting the daily emails.
    - Go to https://chicago.everyblock.com/account/email/.
    - Under "Local Digest" make sure "Daily" is selected.

    If your settings are correct, I'd suggest checking your spam folder. Good luck!

  • Edison Park CJM EP Neighbor

    Thanks for all your help, I got them flowing again. Thanks!

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Jul 11

Updated Jul 12

Referral

I had a new roof installed about two years ago. I currently have a leak and the company I used is no longer in business. looking for a local company with good referrals.

Thank you in advance,
Ross

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Jul 09

Updated Jul 11

Antique Watch & Clock World - HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE

Located at: 7222 W Touhy Ave, Chicago, IL 60631

I want to warn you of the HORRIBLE experience I had here.
Charles the person who held himself out as owner and master clockmaster apparently has no idea what he is doing, and on top of that he is rude and aggressive. I was scared for my safety!

I brought my clock in for repair because my regular repairman was out of town. Charles charged me nearly $500, said he knew...

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Located at: 7222 W Touhy Ave, Chicago, IL 60631

I want to warn you of the HORRIBLE experience I had here.
Charles the person who held himself out as owner and master clockmaster apparently has no idea what he is doing, and on top of that he is rude and aggressive. I was scared for my safety!

I brought my clock in for repair because my regular repairman was out of town. Charles charged me nearly $500, said he knew what he was doing, promised me he was very experienced, and yet I had to go back several times and he still could not get it to work. Furthermore, he damaged the exterior! Charles also told me if I paid cash he would waive the tax - I now find out he couldn't charge tax on service. He's a total deceiver!!

I've now had the clock checked by my regular guy who confirms Charles does NOT know what he is doing. Charles apparently washed the mechanics of the clock, which destroyed them, and then bent pieces!! The regular repairman can replace the mechanics for less than half what Charles charged for his butchering job!!

After this experience, I read several other accounts similar to mine online. I hope this account prevents you from going here and having the same horrible experience!!

  • Sure - the clock repair guy I have used and who has now looked at this clock and determined the damage Antique Watch & Clock World did is: Mr. Horst Heck (630) 562-4189. He is great.

  • Amy

    Great review - you should really put that on yelp and report to the bbb so more consumers see it when looking for a service. Also Angie's list if you happen to be a member

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Jul 07

Updated Jul 09

Something isn't right

I think I am seeing ladies of the night coming out of 2 different buildings on the East and the West side of Northwest Hwy, just North of Devon. Has anyone else noticed anything? I don't want to call the police in case I'm wrong. Something definitely isnt right, dont know what to do, or how I feel about this.

  • I think CGR has been shut down...just me, if you see unsavory or suspicious behavior, I, as a fellow member of your neighborhood, would appreciate it if you report it to the police.

  • Anyone seeing suspicious behavior should also report it here, as you have done. The rest of up are then alert to whatever it is. Do not listen to the ostrich with his head in the ground.

Jul 07

Updated Jul 09

Basement remodeling...

My basement is in need of remodeling. Can anyone recommend someone for this type of work who is good and reliable.

Thanks

  • Daniela, I have not found anyone yet. Would you please give me the name and phone number of your guy.

    Thanks

  • Daniela Ortiz Great Minds

    You can email me directly....dortiz@fgllp.com

Jul 09

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Jul 08

Vintage Edison Park Pictures

I saw a few pics on the Edison Park Facebook page but does anyone have vintage pics, especially from the 1970s-1990s of the stores and restaurants on Northwest Highway? I'm especially looking for V & S Variety.

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Jul 06

Updated Jul 07

Burglary near Talcott & Dee

A house on the 1700 block of Talcott was burglarized this morning. The police told me someone kicked in the front door sometime between 10:30-2:00 while the residents were at church. Pretty gutsy to do it on a busy street during the day.
All I can say is trim your trees and bushes. Make sure people can see your door from the street.

  • CWCEdisonPark Olympia Park

    Sounds like the same type as we've had recently near Olympia Park. Thanks for sharing the info!

Jul 05

Updated Jul 07

neighbors aiming fireworks at my garage & house

I live on the corner across from St Juliana's. The people that live behind me on the corner of Osceola and Touhy spent several hours last night shooting fireworks over my garage. I was worried all night that they would burn my house down. Although I am not fond of fireworks, I can put up with them if they are not being aimed in my direction or used to deface my property. I am a senior and I know that...

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I live on the corner across from St Juliana's. The people that live behind me on the corner of Osceola and Touhy spent several hours last night shooting fireworks over my garage. I was worried all night that they would burn my house down. Although I am not fond of fireworks, I can put up with them if they are not being aimed in my direction or used to deface my property. I am a senior and I know that if I was younger and male I would not be targeted by these people. The father is a Niles cop so they think that they can do whatever they want. And unfortunately they are right. I did call 911 last night and was told they would send someone out, but they never did. The police protection in this neighborhood sucks. I have contacted the alderman a few years back, but got a response to call the police. Do I have to sell my house and move in order for the harassment to stop. Does anyone have any other ideas?

  • Bob in Edison Park Retired Firefighter

    Call the Niles Police Dept. and report they have an employee harassing you. A picture would seal the deal.

  • Fireworks are part of 4th of july... I don't agree to ppl shooting off over homes, recklessly, however, if they are responsible adults being careful (having hoses on and nearby), and not shooting where there are many homes, then I think it it can be done. The park district displays...

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    Fireworks are part of 4th of july... I don't agree to ppl shooting off over homes, recklessly, however, if they are responsible adults being careful (having hoses on and nearby), and not shooting where there are many homes, then I think it it can be done. The park district displays have cars, homes, etc. all around as well, so there is a chance of starting a home on fire anywhere fireworks are being lit.... the object is to be safe... have hoses and buckets of water nearby and keep the kids at a safe distance with adults supervising at all times... as for the dogs.. well i have had a dog who didn't like fireworks... not much you can do.. our vet prescribed a mild tranquilizer, just like ppl give dogs who don't travel well. Dogs can hear fireworks from near and very far, so they are going to get upset regardless of how close by they are.

    As far as security of police, i agree but can't blame them... talk to the mayor about hiring more police instead of relocating all of the ones in our area to the west side.- we need more police... not just shifting them around

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Jul 05

Basement Rehab

I need the drywall in my basement replaced. Can anyone recommend someone who is reasonably priced, trustworthy and does good work.

Thanks

Jul 05

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Jul 02

Updated Jul 04

Is there any truth to this about Northwest Highway and Devon

They say that the corner above Dunkin doughnuts is supposed to be turned into some kind of flop house. Alderman says it's not true but. .........

  • Just me in Edison Park

    I called the number, they are renting them at 2100 monthly.

  • Chicago.Girl life long nw-sider

    I heard the same rumor yesterday. That the DD building is going to be all single room occupancy. Let's hope not.
    After the alderman's promise that the establishments who got liquor licenses would be restaurants not bars and then we end up with three bars that will serve crappy food just fake their way, I don't trust her.

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Jul 01

Updated Jul 02

Pergola contractor / handyman recommendations

We're looking to get a pergola built on top of our deck. Does anyone have any recommendations on who I could contact about this project in the area? Thank you!

  • Beth NWSider for 40+ years

    check out Wade Brothers Carpentry on Facebook - you can message them through there.

    www.facebook.com/WadeBrothersCarpentry

  • Jack Turzynski
    ProJack Carpentry
    1 (847) 927-1708
    He specializes in bigger jobs than this so he might be over qualified... He put up our addition and did good work. Was fairly priced.

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