21 min ago

Water Trees.

This hot weather is very hard on the trees in the parkways. If you can try and water them.

7 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Shots fired?

Anyone else hear the gunshots around montrose and kimball?

3 hours ago

6 hours ago

Police in the alley?

Does anyone know why there were multiple police cars in the alley between Avers and Springfield late Sunday night?

Aug 01

Updated 8 hours ago

2 Found Conure Birds

Found on 7/21/17
They were together in Chicago, IL. 60618. Contact me with proof of ownership. Thank you.

  • DianeW just nosey

    Stephanie P, have you found Pidgey?

    I saw what I believe is a green cheek conure's molted feather on the 1900 block of Wellington, in the street today.

    Just a heads up that there must be a lost one out there somewhere around there.

  • DianeW just nosey

    I'm not sure how to post a pic of it but it's a maroon tail feather

2 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Do "No Soliciting" signs really work?

Hi neighbors. Tonight a "clipboard person" continuously knocked on our front door at 8:30 pm for over 5 minutes while I was upstairs in the shower. My 2 children were in the front room reading and my oldest peeked out the window thinking it was a neighbor (we're a very friendly block.) Thankfully she knows enough to never open the door when her father and I aren't in the room, but after the person realized people were home he persisted...

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Hi neighbors. Tonight a "clipboard person" continuously knocked on our front door at 8:30 pm for over 5 minutes while I was upstairs in the shower. My 2 children were in the front room reading and my oldest peeked out the window thinking it was a neighbor (we're a very friendly block.) Thankfully she knows enough to never open the door when her father and I aren't in the room, but after the person realized people were home he persisted in knocking and ringing and my younger child, especially, became very frightened. I phoned my neighbor who said the guy was asking for signatures for something or other. Seemed legit. But 8:30 on a Monday night? I don't want to invest in a Ring doorbell or more security equipment as we will be moving out of state sooner rather than later, but will a small "No Soliciting" sticker help, do you think? We get a TON of clipboard people on this block.

  • A Neighbor 2 albany park resident

    Call the police and tell them. Ask for an officer to come out to see what that person wants. I've called and they will come out.

  • a sticker or sign may detour some,but not all.

    make sure it is some place visible and it could not hurt if put next to a "we call police sign".

3 days ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Shooting

I just moved to the neighborhood on Friday and witnessed my first shooting tonight while walking my dog near Jensen park. Is this common?? I'm freaked out because I was only a few feet away from 3 bullets. I really hope it was just an isolated incident.

  • There were 2 cars on the northeast corner of the park and 2 guys ran right passed me and my dog right after we heard the shots. I was so shaken up I didn't have time to process what the cars and the guys looked like. All I was focused on was getting us to safety right away.

  • PortageRules Love Portage Park!

    I wish the city would put up neighborhood watch photos/sketches and descriptions of the all these azz wholes on light polls like they use to.

32 hours ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Parking Spot Needed

Hello, neighbors! Does anyone know of an available parking spot near the 4700 block of Lawndale? Thanks!

  • We have a space available. Please give Allen a call at 847-571-6247 or email at allencausey@gmail.com for details.

  • Thank you, Saima! I emailed Allen.

Sep 06

Updated 30 hours ago

Two broken legs, abandoned by owner

I normally do only cat rescue but, on my way home from PAWS Intake on 26th Street, I came across a dog who had been hit by a car. I couldn't just drive past.

Please check out the story and help support my fundraiser by donating and/or by sharing to your social networks:

https://www.gofundme.com/DiamondDogChicago

    Click here to support Two broken legs, abandoned by owner organized by Joann Seastrom
    Diamond suffered two broken back legs after being hit by a car on Friday 8/18. The driver slowed down to see what he hit, but he did not stop. The dog laid on the side of the road unable to move. A group of young men hovered over her, discussing what to do.
    https://www.gofundme.com
  • MAF

    Is this dog still looking for a home? My husband and I have started looking into adopting a dog and we wanted to help with a dog with special needs. We both have a lot of animal experience. Let me know.

  • Cat Wrangler happy Humboldt Park resident

    Hi MAF. Thank you for asking. Diamond is not yet available for adoption. She is still at the vet clinic where her surgery was done, and they are working with her so she will be able to walk again. I'm not sure when she will be ready for an adoptive...

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    Hi MAF. Thank you for asking. Diamond is not yet available for adoption. She is still at the vet clinic where her surgery was done, and they are working with her so she will be able to walk again. I'm not sure when she will be ready for an adoptive home but, when that time comes, the adoption will be done through a no-kill adoption shelter like PAWS. If you'd like me to contact you at that time, please send me your contact info.

    There are many special needs dogs currently available in Chicago if you'd like to move forward now. And Animal Care and Control is in desperate need of foster parents, so you might want to consider doing that as well. In any case, thank you for looking out for the special needs dogs!

41 hours ago

Updated 36 hours ago

Helicopters?

Anyone know what's going on? Helicopters have been circling around. I'm near Kimball and Montrose

  • Someone fell on the tracks but that's near Lawrence red line.

2 days ago

Sep 13

Updated 2 days ago

Laundry Washing Machine Repair

I popped a breaker while the washing machine was running, now that I've turned it back on the washing machine isn't working. GE wants $100 just to come look, does anyone have a local repairman?

  • THANK YOU VERY MUCH RAVEN58

  • Dennis 30 year Jefferson Park resident

    Carl Gia from Accurate Appliance Service is simply amazing. I have a refrigerator that Abt sent 3 techs to fix a problem with dispensing ice and water. They gave us 3 different diagnoses with parts needed that ranged from $59 to $469. A different one would come to install part...

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    Carl Gia from Accurate Appliance Service is simply amazing. I have a refrigerator that Abt sent 3 techs to fix a problem with dispensing ice and water. They gave us 3 different diagnoses with parts needed that ranged from $59 to $469. A different one would come to install part ordered by previous one and come up with different diagnosis. Carl walked in and fixed my problem in 15 minutes. No parts were needed. He's also fixed a problem with the cooktop on our gas range. Never had him here for washer or drier, but I've heard great reviews. He's reliable and very reasonable. I couldn't recommend him more!

Sep 07

Updated 2 days ago

Bike theft, tire slashing, and late night confrontation in one week: Lawerence/Lawndale

Not a good week- caught a bike theft in action (5 am Saturday) but was unable to prevent a quick saw and run. Had tires slashed Thursday night from a parking spot, and last night two men confronted our roommate around midnight in an alley. They just grabbed him (no weapon or theft) and yelled before he broke away.

We moved here two months ago...welcome to the neighborhood?

  • I'm sorry that happened to you guys. Have you thought about attending a CAPS meeting? I'm sure someone can tell you where and when. Good luck!

  • Kat Homeowner

    eyeinthesky - I think that could be a good theory, except our roommate is super nice and easy going and we have known him for years :) Tami* - good idea - we will check that out! I think it was a bad week and some rookie mistakes were made by leaving the bike out in such an easy to watch place and not being alert at night. We will be more vigilant.

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3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Payless on Lawrence & Kimball

Anyone know what happened over at the Payless Shoe store at the corner of Lawrence and Kimball? I noticed last night that the front window was all boarded up.

I'm guessing a car wound up in there, or something?

3 days ago

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Sep 12

Updated 4 days ago

http://www.cwbchicago.com/2017/09/robbers-shot-at-victim-as-six-are.html

This is ridiculous. What are we suppose to do? Continue to be victims for these animals?

  • Yes. Hope the offender didn't take the same training.

  • throat stab is a pretty good way to go. there is also some soft skin around the temple you can try to pierce!

4 days ago

St Bens Garage sale

Gargantuan garage sale at St Bens today, Irving Park and Bell. It's gonna be packed and very busy. Bring cash and patience. Park 2 blocks away and you should be fine. Lots to buy, you'll save huge $$.

Sep 11

Updated 5 days ago

People's Gas rates are up??

Anyone else notice unusually high People's Gas charges? Since April when they started doing pipeline work on my street, my bill has doubled to $175/mo. This is in the SUMMER! All I really run is a Hot water heater, rarely use stove.

  • Look at your detailed bill to compare usage and rates

  • Lisa Hibbard Avondale/Logan Square Resident

    Check to make sure someone isn't stealing your gas. If you're unsure about how to do this, contact People's Gas.

  • Jacob S. is right. As of last month, I am being billed monthly, as opposed to bi-monthly. The amount owed for one month, however, is now within $1 of what I was paying for two months. So yes, the rate has DOUBLED.

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Be aware and alert.

  • No doubt in my mind also, this guy was not looking for money, I'm so glad you got away, get a conceal carry permit if you are going to be alone. Did you see him get into a vehicle? Direction of flight. I will circulate this post.

  • Marked James Looking for commonality amongst our differences.

    I am not the victim, just a concerned member of the community spreading awareness.

  • Take the video to 4249 N. Western. This place is called StepTwo North the halfway house just down the street. I would not be surprised if he was a patient there, worth a try.

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Sep 13

Updated 6 days ago

    Hate Has No Home Here
    If you want to put the words in your window, we have a sign! Pick up this free sign at the alderman's office today from 10-2 or weekdays 9-6. 4754 N. Milwaukee Ave. or feel free to download and print your own window sign. Big thanks to North Park Neighbors for this brilliant idea and artwork.
    http://ward45.org
  • Get rid of the 5150 building plan. It is not at all virtuous for the residents who would move in there. Find a better location with easy access to a park and whose residents would feel like they are part of a neighborhood. 5150 has the Kennedy Expressway and various...

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    Get rid of the 5150 building plan. It is not at all virtuous for the residents who would move in there. Find a better location with easy access to a park and whose residents would feel like they are part of a neighborhood. 5150 has the Kennedy Expressway and various industrial buildings as their neighbors. If built, it will be near the busiest intersection in Jefferson Park. I would not move my children there. Nobody will choose to pay to live there. it will end up exclusively with voucher residents who are there because they have run out of choices not because they want to be there.
    Listen to your constituents or you will soon be out of a job, Mr. Arena.

    Hate has no home here...neither does corruption nor do buildings that will enrich a man who is out for himself and is out of touch with his constituents.

Sep 14

Sep 14

Jun 16

Updated Sep 13

Jeff Park Affordable Housing Opponent John Garrido Caught Violating City Ethics Law

John Garrido (CPD Lt. John Garrido/Former losing 45th Ward aldermanic candidate John Garrido/Leading outspoken opponent of the Jefferson Park affordable housing project John Garrido/(Likely) fake EveryBlock name-user John Garrido) VIOLATED the city's Ethics ordinance, per a report released June 15,2017: See the list of names, John Garrido is number 28, on the list linked from this 6/15/17 City Press Release:
https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/ethics/provdrs/statements_of_financialinterests/news/2017/june/FIS-Viol-2017.html
"June 15, 2017
Employees and Officials Who Did Not Timely File Statements of Financial Interests

Employees and Officials who violated the Ethics Ordinance for failure to timely file 2017 Statements of Financial Interests"

    City of Chicago :: Employees and Officials Who Did Not Timely File Statements of Financial Interests
    Businesses & Professionals Artists & Entertainers Builders Caregivers Contractors Cultural Organizations Developers Educators Existing Businesses Food Service Establishments
    https://www.cityofchicago.org
  • Robert Rohdenburg Activist Citizen

    LT. JOHN GARRIDO:CPD Captains handle a lot of legal paperwork and reports, don't the Lt. John Garrido? Opps! Your recent mistake and mishandling of work-related legal paperwork and your past mistake( excessive force of a minor child costing the city $40,000), may have cost you a promotion.

    Since your chances...

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    LT. JOHN GARRIDO:CPD Captains handle a lot of legal paperwork and reports, don't the Lt. John Garrido? Opps! Your recent mistake and mishandling of work-related legal paperwork and your past mistake( excessive force of a minor child costing the city $40,000), may have cost you a promotion.

    Since your chances of becoming Aldermen are dimmer now, will you be satisfied being a Lt. the rest of your CPD career? Will you move to a ward where they residents don't know you or your failed past? Opps! The Internet is forever isn't it? And nearly everyone has access to it. t looks like that option is off the table.

    How do you think those closely examining the CPD, including the press,, activists ,and the public, will respond to you being promoted with your past? Will the Mayor want to tarnish his political career (any more than it is already) by allowing you or other officers with a like past, to get promotions, no matter what yous other previous job record or Captian's test results. Remember the mayor is in FAVOR of various city affordable housing efforts and used to work for the CHA earlier in his career. The Mayor is also repeatedly on the public record OPPOSING discrimination, which his what some think the Jefferson Park NIMBY's are really about. Do you really think that the Mayor would risk being seen as police reform hypocrite at election time, just to get you better pay and pension? I don't think he would. He would be foolish if he did. Your superiors would also be foolish if they OK'ed your promotion.

  • Robert Rohdenburg Activist Citizen

    LT. JOHN GARRIDO If you fail to be promoted, you could always sue the city. OPP!. Your lawsuits against Ald. Arena, didn't go far, did they? :
    FROM:https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20141014/jefferson-park/45th-ward-aldermanic-race-heats-up-even-though-its-four-months-away
    45th Ward Aldermanic Race Heats Up, Even Though It's Four Months Away
    By Heather Cherone | October 14, 2014 5:54am
    (Excerpt):"After the...

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    LT. JOHN GARRIDO If you fail to be promoted, you could always sue the city. OPP!. Your lawsuits against Ald. Arena, didn't go far, did they? :
    FROM:https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20141014/jefferson-park/45th-ward-aldermanic-race-heats-up-even-though-its-four-months-away
    45th Ward Aldermanic Race Heats Up, Even Though It's Four Months Away
    By Heather Cherone | October 14, 2014 5:54am
    (Excerpt):"After the 2011 election, Garrido sued Arena and three unions that supported the alderman for defamation, claiming that advertisements asserting Garrido took money from a firm involved in the much-maligned 2009 parking meter privatization deal and would collect two municipal pensions if elected were "outright lies" that hurt his reputation and his career as a police officer and a lawyer."

    Although it was initially dismissed, the suit was revived in June 2013, and is still pending, although Arena's lawyers have asked that it be dismissed."
    (Didn't you multiple election and court case losses and your excessive force on a minor child, $40,000 expense to the city,and your recent ethics law violation also "hurt his reputation and his career as a police officer and a lawyer."?)

    FROM:https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150519/jefferson-park/john-garridos-lawsuit-against-ald-john-arena-dismissed-again
    John Garrido's Lawsuit Against Ald. John Arena Dismissed, Again
    By Heather Cherone | May 19, 2015 6:08am

    FROM:https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150624/jefferson-park/john-garridos-lawsuit-against-ald-john-arena-finally-over
    John Garrido's Lawsuit Against Ald. John Arena Finally Over
    By Heather Cherone | June 24, 2015 6:16am

    FROM:http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/ald-arena-sued-for-battery-staff-says-suit-motivated-by-politics/
    Ald. Arena sued for battery:staff says suit "motivated by politics,
    Chicago 06/20/16 03:09pm

Sep 13

Parking

Looking for a parking spot near Sunnyside Ave, any suggestions??

Sep 13

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Sep 12

Updated Sep 13

Peoples Gas bill

My gas bill seems like it went up a bit. Did anybody else notice this?

Sep 11

Updated Sep 12

New stairs

Does anyone have a recommendation for someone to replace our front landing and stairs., wood/composite. Also , we need some indoor handyman work?

Sep 11

Updated Sep 12

lost pet

have you seen her she's hopefully not far yet

Sep 11

Updated Sep 12

Shots fired

Around 12:06 am, heard shots fired. Location Whipple and Irving Park. Does anyone know anything about this?

  • It was a drive-by at the Cleveland school located at Grace and Albany.

  • It was reported a man was standing at the corner, shot at 5 times and one bullet grazed him. I'm betting gang related. Very alarming that there are increasing risks of being out after midnight in the neighborhood. There are people coming home from work, etc. that are at risk of these sh-t heads. Isn't that a block away from the aldermans office?

Sep 12

Updated Sep 12

Three Recent Robberies

ALBANY PARK — Victims have been robbed at gunpoint three times in recent weeks in Albany Park by a group of men wearing hoodies and bandanas to cover their faces, according to a community alert issued by police.

Three to four suspects were involved in each of the robberies. They are described as black males, wearing hooded sweatshirts and bandanas. In one incident, they fled in a black four-door vehicle, possibly a Honda, and in another in a maroon car...

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ALBANY PARK — Victims have been robbed at gunpoint three times in recent weeks in Albany Park by a group of men wearing hoodies and bandanas to cover their faces, according to a community alert issued by police.

Three to four suspects were involved in each of the robberies. They are described as black males, wearing hooded sweatshirts and bandanas. In one incident, they fled in a black four-door vehicle, possibly a Honda, and in another in a maroon car with tinted windows, possibly a Chevy Impala, police said.

The robberies took place:

• 2900 Block of West Sunnyside Avenue, Aug. 19 at 11:50 p.m.

• 4400 Block of North Sacramento Avenue, Aug. 24 at 10:16 p.m.

• 3400 Block of West Sunnyside Avenue on Sept. 1 at 3:30 a.m.

Anyone with information about these crimes should contact detectives at 312-744-8263.

Source: https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170912/albany-park/armed-robbers-bandanas-strike-three-times-albany-park-police-warn

    Armed Robbers In Bandanas Strike Three Times In Albany Park, Police Warn
    ALBANY PARK - Victims have been robbed at gunpoint three times in recent weeks in Albany Park by a group of men wearing hoodies and bandanas to cover their faces, according to a community alert issued by police. Three to four suspects were involved in each of the robberies.
    https://www.dnainfo.com
  • Nick in Irving Park Condo Owner

    Do you know how to make a comment that makes sense? Or, are you just trolling? If so, your comments are not nearly as clever as you may think.

  • You can't make sense out of my comments? Not sure what trolling is but if it means making clever comments yeah I guess it is a clever idea to mute someone who you can't makes sense of or want to control.

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Sep 10

Updated Sep 10

Shots Fired??? Just now

I just heard 4 pops then about half a minute of silence then 4 more pops, definitely gun shots and immediate pilice activity. I would say between Cullom and Montrose and kimball and Central Park. Anybody else???

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Aug 16

Updated Sep 10

Albany Park - Parking needed

Looking for rental parking near 4906 N. Springfield. Thank you!

  • THERE IS PARKING AVAILABLE BEHIND THE BUILDING AT 4900-06 N RIDGEWAY
    TELEPHONE 773-267-1562 MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 9 A.M. TO 3 P.M.

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