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?

4 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.

27 hours ago

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

2 days ago

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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4 days ago

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!

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.

5 days ago

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Sep 14

Sep 13

Parking

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

Sep 13

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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.

Sep 12

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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???

Sep 10

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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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Aug 26

Updated Sep 09

3 Suspicious outof state guys

I was at the gas station early this evening and noticed 3 guys sitting in a black Ford pick up truck in the gas station's quad drive. They looked very threatening and up to no good. They never went for gas or set foot inside the store, nor were they waiting for anybody. They just stared at everyone driving in and drove off north on Kedzie.
3 male caucasians between 25 and 30 years old, long unkept hair.
Black Ford pick up with Kentucky LP ?054 XDZ. Couldn't get the first number on the LP. It has a sticker on the back window from Cumberland, KY.

  • LauraLiz 20 year North Side Resident. Transit junkie.

    Because everyone from Kentucky is a Nazi and nobody living in our precious neighborhood could possibly be capable of such graffiti.

  • Kentucky...pick up truck? Wow do you realize you are discriminating just like those who paint swastikas?

Sep 09

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