5 hours ago

Updated 45 min ago

Where to sell used mattresses?

My middle-aged mother is moving to a smaller apartment this weekend and no longer wants, needs, or has space for her queen sized mattress and bed frame. I don't really want to go the craigslist route because waiting for a legit buyer (as opposed to a cashiers check scammer) and then trying to coordinate pick up is more of a hassle than I'm willing to deal with this weekend. I know there are used mattress stores but…? can't seem to find much info on getting rid of them, only buying them. It's a decent quality mattress, about 14 years old, cats and dogs in home. Suggestions?

  • sounds like maybe your mom has gotten all the value out of it and it's ready to be retired.

  • 14 year old mattress with cats and dog in the home. Put it in your alley.

  • Fuarain CTA rider, walker, animal person

    eh, it's still in pretty good shape, and I've seen stores selling ones in much worse condition - but maybe they just pull all their stock from next to dumpsters?

Feb 03

Updated 1 hour ago

Development around Kedzie/Armitage?

Does anyone know what's happening in the building across from Scofflaw (MuveMusic building) on the NW corner of Kedzie and Armitage? My boyfriend received a hint from someone at Scofflaw that "something good" was coming, but no more details were offered. I also wondered if anyone had heard any plans about anything coming into the other vacant buildings on the north side of Armitage in that general area (for example, there are a few vacant storefronts between the cleaners and Walgreens, east of Kedzie)?

2 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Two Towers/Max Gerber Development 2nd Community Meeting

The 2nd Community Meeting for the old Max Gerber Project (The Two Towers), at 2293 N. Milwaukee Ave, will be Monday, March 30th, at the Haas Park Fieldhouse at 6:30 p.m .

The last meeting was packed and was originally proposed to add 253 rental units in the area near the California L station - that's on top of 52 now permitted at 2340 N. California and 120 planned to open in Spring 2016 at 2211 N. Milwaukee.

  • Susan S. resident

    If 45% or less of households in the area have no cars, the developer would do well to at least provide parking for 50% of the new households, which is what the TOD law provides.

  • Some comments today from Alderman Moreno's newsletter:

    ...TOD buildings are taller and have higher unit-counts to allow more people to be able to reside next to public transportation. While some may think that taller and denser buildings are intrinsically bad, there is now wide recognition that TOD's are in fact...

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    Some comments today from Alderman Moreno's newsletter:

    ...TOD buildings are taller and have higher unit-counts to allow more people to be able to reside next to public transportation. While some may think that taller and denser buildings are intrinsically bad, there is now wide recognition that TOD's are in fact beneficial to the communities where they are located. Some of the most salient benefits include:
    They are environmentally friendly, as carless residents use less energy, create less vehicular congestion and pollute less
    Their occupants are pedestrian-friendly and bike-friendly commuters
    Their pedestrian-oriented occupants become the customers for local markets, shops and restaurants, creating thriving commercial corridors
    Their occupants utilize car-sharing options that are provided
    They provide much-needed housing for a generation of individuals that cannot afford or prefer not having a car
    They increase the housing supply in a community, thereby lessening supply-demand inflationary pressures In the 1st Ward, they increase the supply of affordable housing units in the community
    At sites located by transit stations, the time has arrived for new thinking about urban living and for a moving away from the old paradigm of one-parking space for every dwelling unit.
    The 1 st Ward is fortunate to have four transit stations located within it. These stations are a true asset to our community. The stations are also an opportunity to promote progressive, sustainable and widely-beneficial economic development in our community. As your Alderman, I will continue to work with you to ensure that our ward continues to progress and move forward.

5 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Fish Fry

My daughter and son-in-law just moved into Old Irving. Recommendations for Fish Fries please.

  • Irish American Heritage Center has a great one every Friday during Lent.

  • Mike Q. Portage Park resident

    Takeout from Hagens or Franks works too.

22 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

If you don't pick up that poop you might get flagged!

This topic has been addressed here ad nauseam, I don't think the offenders are reading Every Block- you know, pick up your dog poop! This afternoon, someone actually flagged a dog poop. I am not sure what to make of it- If you want to see this- take a look, I took a picture. (for some unknown reason, Everyblock pics are not going through)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/bartshore/16915159066/

  • i doubt the signs are going to change the minds of anyone inconsiderate enough to leave piles of dog *$%# lying around. basically just more garbage to deal with when i'm out picking up this week's pile of flaming hot bags :/

  • Bart... Can u send ur picture to the local news so they can do a story about it? While they r gathering information, they may find the person who doesn't pick up after themselves.

26 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Internet service provider in Avondale

I'm moving to Avondale next week and was told RCN doesn't service the area. What alternative providers are there?

  • Allison L. Logan Square Resident

    Lived at kimball and Parker a few years ago, AT&T u-verse was available but at the absolute lowest strength/connection speed that they allowed for service. Whatever that means. Can't remember what issues we had with it but I think we eventually switched back to Comcast.

  • Nick South Logan / North Humboldt

    I use Xfinity from Comcast and have been relatively happy with my speed (usually around 50 mbps up and 10 mbps down) and service. I would not be able to get anything near this with AT&T.

    As others have mentioned the only annoying part I've experienced with Comcast is having...

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    I use Xfinity from Comcast and have been relatively happy with my speed (usually around 50 mbps up and 10 mbps down) and service. I would not be able to get anything near this with AT&T.

    As others have mentioned the only annoying part I've experienced with Comcast is having to micromanage my account every 12 months to ensure a consistent rate. Currently I pay just over $100 for their Blast internet and X1 HD DVR with 120+ channels, HBO and Streampix. Honestly I could care less about the television but the way their offers work it was the best option for me.

2 days ago

Updated 9 hours ago

5 story 'Micro' apartment building approved for 2328 N. Milwaukee Ave

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150325/logan-square/micro-apartments-approved-for-logan-square-after-year-of-revision

According to dnainfo:

"The Transit-Oriented Development would house 52 units ranging from an average size of 439-square-foot studios, 1,537-square-foot one-bedroom units and roughly 1,000-square-foot two-bedroom units
Cost for each unit will range from $1,200 for studio apartments, $1,400 for one-bedroom units and roughly $2,100 for two-bedroom units.

The plan for the Logan Square development will feature 18 parking spaces, two Zipcars and five affordable housing units — 10 percent of the total units"

So this won't be have 'SRO'...

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http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150325/logan-square/micro-apartments-approved-for-logan-square-after-year-of-revision

According to dnainfo:

"The Transit-Oriented Development would house 52 units ranging from an average size of 439-square-foot studios, 1,537-square-foot one-bedroom units and roughly 1,000-square-foot two-bedroom units
Cost for each unit will range from $1,200 for studio apartments, $1,400 for one-bedroom units and roughly $2,100 for two-bedroom units.

The plan for the Logan Square development will feature 18 parking spaces, two Zipcars and five affordable housing units — 10 percent of the total units"

So this won't be have 'SRO' /single room occupancy zoning. And to me the units are not very MICRO...or cheep. (I think the article might be mixing up the 1000sqft 2 bedroom with the 1500sqft 1 bedroom).

To me this seems like a good fit for a busy corner right by the El. This should help spread the revitalization of Milwaukee Ave further northwest.

  • Yeah there is a huge difference between having the cash and actually affording those apartments. I LOL'd at the part in the article where they suggested these were for the younger millennials... Was I the only one who didn't graduate college debt free with a $60k a year job right off the bat? I'm over 30 and couldn't afford one of these studios. Good grief. I guess I'll show myself out, Logan.

  • Alan.. You're probably wrong.

    Jerry, just because you didn't make that much doesn't mean there isn't a market for it. I can think of two guys off the top of my head that were making that much as union guys while I was still in college. They went in straight from HS so no...

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    Jerry, just because you didn't make that much doesn't mean there isn't a market for it. I can think of two guys off the top of my head that were making that much as union guys while I was still in college. They went in straight from HS so no debt.
    Personally, I would NEVER pay anything close to that. I mean, my condo is half that and 1.5x the size (lol it's small) of that. But hey, it's not for everyone. Would you rather have this person rent one of these new ones and spend there cash here or take up some of the rental stock that's already dwindling as that's their only option in the area and force someone out of a cheaper apt?

5 days ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Question on property taxes whistle blowing on exemptions.

I was told that when a property is sold that the Cook County Recorder does not notify the Cook County Assessor or the Cook County Treasurer. I see just around where I live home owners exemptions are being taken by Developers who have owned the property over year and home owners that rent out their homes. If you look at the Cook County Treasurer site the properties are in the former owner's name and the developer have paid the lower...

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I was told that when a property is sold that the Cook County Recorder does not notify the Cook County Assessor or the Cook County Treasurer. I see just around where I live home owners exemptions are being taken by Developers who have owned the property over year and home owners that rent out their homes. If you look at the Cook County Treasurer site the properties are in the former owner's name and the developer have paid the lower tax because the home owner's exemption is still applied. Also does the assessment show the value of the old homes that have been majorly rehabbed and worth a lot more. How often does someone go out and look at these properties. Or people getting senior exemptions when it's not a single family home and has rental apartments.

Before they raise our property taxes shouldn't there be a more efficient and effective ways of determining what real estate tax is due on each property?. Instead of raising our taxes shouldn't they make sure everyone is paying what they are suppose to pay?
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  • I have tried contacting the media to several stations as an investigation suggestion. I have also put the suggestion on the Cook County site for suggestions. I have also sent this to the Better Government site. There is a lot of loss revenue because of the exemption abuses. We get...

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    I have tried contacting the media to several stations as an investigation suggestion. I have also put the suggestion on the Cook County site for suggestions. I have also sent this to the Better Government site. There is a lot of loss revenue because of the exemption abuses. We get our taxes raised and cuts are made. You can go to the Cook County Assessors site and see the exemptions on properties around you that shouldn't be taken. I know of at least 4 by my house. I imagine over all of Cook County there would be quite a lot. We need more efficient way of exemptions being applied and recouping the taxes that should have been paid. If the state needs money why don't they look at who's not paying the correct amounts and make them pay. Instead of raising taxes and cutting programs.

  • Helen R Portage Park resident since 1983

    I tried and tried for years to get my property taxes transferred to my name after my divorce, the mortgage company had no problem taking care of this. Now, the bill comes listed as "Taxpayer of or current owner", no name at all!

31 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Mulch by the truck load

Are there any places nearby that sell mulch by the truck load? Or is there a way to rent a truck (Home Depot) and go get a truckload of mulch? Our building has a mulch bed that runs the entire parkway of a half block. We've had the outfit that mows our tiny yards install and refill it in the past, but wouldn't mind doing it myself if the economics are right. And I've looked into going to Home Depot, or something similar, and buying by the bag and that did not seem like a reasonable option.

11 hours ago

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2 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Scoby inquiry

I've recently attended a kombucha brewing class, and I'm interested in starting home brewing. However, I'm in need of the scoby. Dill is currently not selling them and had no suggestions as to where I could find one. Any ideas? Or does anyone have a baby they would share with me? Thank you!

  • I've got some! Happy to share. Email me, elsbeth cool at gmail dot com.

  • If you still need one, I can split mine too. The first time I started brewing I used one of the kits from Dill Pickle with very poor results. It's much better to start with a gifted SCOBY from an established brew. Let me know if you're interested.

2 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Need CPA Recommendation

My husband just started his Hardwood flooring business, we are now in need of a CPA does anyone know of a good and reliable CPA that can be recommended?

Thank you.

  • Carmen B I love here.

    I love this guy- use him for business and personal:

    F.T. Karall Company

    3805 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL. 60613

    Email: frank@ftkcpa.com | Website: http://www.ftkcpa.com/

    Phone: 773.404.8484 | Fax: 77.404.0093

  • Arauz & Co.
    Guillermo Arauz
    2339 W. North ave
    773 862 8400
    We use Guillermo Sr. for our small business he does a great job always offering great advice, we've used him for many years!

2 days ago

Updated 13 hours ago

More on the stick ups at 3000 W Schubert from DNA Info-

A man who wore a hoodie with the famous tagline "We Trippy Mane" during one crime is suspected of robbing Logan Square residents at gunpoint this month.

The saying was made famous by Juicy J, of the Academy Award-winning rap duo Three 6 Mafia.

During the robberies, the man says he has a weapon then takes the victim's property.

The first robbery occurred on March 14 around 10:30 p.m., in the 3000 block of West Schubert Avenue. On Monday, another...

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A man who wore a hoodie with the famous tagline "We Trippy Mane" during one crime is suspected of robbing Logan Square residents at gunpoint this month.

The saying was made famous by Juicy J, of the Academy Award-winning rap duo Three 6 Mafia.

During the robberies, the man says he has a weapon then takes the victim's property.

The first robbery occurred on March 14 around 10:30 p.m., in the 3000 block of West Schubert Avenue. On Monday, another person was robbed around 12:25 a.m. on the same block. About 15 minutes later, another person was robbed in the 2900 block of West Schubert Avenue, police said.

According to police, the suspect is between 18 and 30 years old, stands around 5-foot-11 and weighs about 165 pounds.

In one of the incidents, the man was wearing a dark sweatshirt with pink lettering of the phrase "We Trippy Mane," blue jeans, beige boots and earrings in both ears, police said.

you can see the thug at this lnk: http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150325/lincoln-square/we-trippy-mane-hoodie-wearing-man-robbing-lincoln-square-residents

  • Don't over think it Sarah!

  • The Great 33rd Lifelong Northsider!

    This has become a joke based off of some peoples sensitivities. THUG is not solely related to ones race, and it doesn't matter what wiki or other backup that you use. On the street level, if someone regardless of race, gang, or any other grouping acts like a complete fool...

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    This has become a joke based off of some peoples sensitivities. THUG is not solely related to ones race, and it doesn't matter what wiki or other backup that you use. On the street level, if someone regardless of race, gang, or any other grouping acts like a complete fool and causes conflict that affects othersthey are thugging it. To those that are making it about race, get lost and get over it. I appreciate good neighbors sharing info and if the word thug refers to a robber, I and everyone that I know, would firmly agree with the label. Remember 'a robber'.

2 days ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Recommendations for real estate lawyer?

I need a real estate lawyer for some transactions I have coming up. The lawyer I used to use has sadly retired. Thanks neighbors.

  • I recommend
    Jonathan P. Sherry, P.C.
    150 N Wacker Dr Ste 1400
    Chicago, IL 60606-1634
    (312) 441-1419
    He is a sole practitioner who has great experience and is reasonably priced.

  • The Great 33rd Lifelong Northsider!

    Euclides Agosto
    2748 N. Ashland
    773-472-0099

    Mr. A. is a highly detailed gentleman with a level of professionalism that is complimented by over 30 years in the business. I have used him on multiple occasions in the past few years and you can feel confident that he protects your interests, and has a true passion for his work. I rarely make recommendations, though I feel extremely confident sharing this with you. Good luck!

6 days ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Does anyone know if neighbors construction workers are allowed on neighbors property?

Would anyone definitely know if a neighbors construction workers are allowed on a neighbors property without permission? Or how to handle?

  • Maybe you can file a lien against the owners for damages. That might get their attention.

  • Yesterday I called my home owners insurance. They said they would go after them if the damages went over my $1,00.00 deductible. Also that my fence or roof or any other damages would be separate and a $1,000.00 deductible would be applied to each one. Which would probably mean I...

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    Yesterday I called my home owners insurance. They said they would go after them if the damages went over my $1,00.00 deductible. Also that my fence or roof or any other damages would be separate and a $1,000.00 deductible would be applied to each one. Which would probably mean I would get 0. I called a lawyer and they said I could file an injunction and contact the city and post no trespassing signs. How much would that cost? Or to take off of work for court dates for an injunction, criminal trespass? I posted more no trespassing signs and some of the workers laughed at them and some others starred at them and at my roof. They still need to do the gutters and the garage. I imagine they will trespass again.

17 hours ago

  • Fundraising & "Fancy Docs"

    Ms. G. is asking for $165.15:
    My students need Tecre Button Parts for Button Maker for fundraising and Southworth 25% Cotton-Content Linen-Finish Paper Ivory for printing certificates.
    Aspira Charter-Early College High School Comment

18 hours ago

  • Permit issued for elevator equipment

    Furnish And Install An Emergency Alarm Bell And Button, Replace Broken Light Fixture In Cab, Category I, And Replace Tiller Rope Operation With Push Button. Pursuant to Scope Of Work Submittted. EV000463

    3735 W. Belmont Ave. Issued March 25, 2015 Comment

2 days ago

Updated 20 hours ago

General Contractor

I'm looking to hire a general contractor this spring to complete a number of projects on my home including, installing a new roof and deck, hardwood flooring, and bathroom updates.
Do you have a local contractor you would recommend who is honest, professional, and does a remarkable job?

  • Hi Nick, my husband owns his own Hardwood Flooring business. We are reasonable, and have been doing this for over 10 yrs. If are intrested please feel free to call for a free estimate

  • Hi Nick forgot to add phone 773-447-5736

43 hours ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Baby shower venue rental

Looking to rent a venue for a baby shower 60-70 guest. Preferably a outdoor patio but will consider indoors too. Also must allow outside catering.

  • KPG Logan Square resident since 1987

    My hubby and I were married at Promontory Point, which is a Chicago Park District building right along Lake Michigan. Cheap rental, and we brought in our own booze and catering and music. Beautiful place. Indoor seating with huge wall of glass doors that open facing the Lake and a...

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    My hubby and I were married at Promontory Point, which is a Chicago Park District building right along Lake Michigan. Cheap rental, and we brought in our own booze and catering and music. Beautiful place. Indoor seating with huge wall of glass doors that open facing the Lake and a nice stone patio outdoors. One thing though: Because it's a park building, random people can come through to use the bathrooms, so you need to keep that in mind :) It's been awhile, so just check out current rules/regs on the Chicago Park District Website. http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/Burnham-Park/

  • KPG Logan Square resident since 1987

    Actually, here is the link for "special event venues", where you can find the rental rates, etc. for Promontory Point as well as other Park buildings:

    http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/permits-and-rentals/special-event-venues-build/

3 days ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Letizia's New Space and a Fundraiser for Logan Square Schools

Check out Letizia's new wine shop and, for the next 3 weeks, 10% of retail sales will go to support Friends of Brentano and Friends of Goethe.

This Thursday the 26th is the Grand opening party starting at 6:30 pm including food, wine tasting and a gnocchi making demonstration by Letizia herself! A great way to stock up the wine cellar!

Also, if you have a wine cellar, we should be friends.

  • Tara Merlo 8 year resident of West Logan Square

    Where is the wine shop?

  • Chris Defying a Singular Identity

    Letizia's Fiore - 2456 N. California

  • I'm posting this from letezia's wine shop now, it's fabulous! Authentic italian pantry goods, house made pasta & sauces to go, and of course, VINO! Bonus- Cheese is currated by Tracy from Proevnance. Grazie Letezia & Fabio for bringing this to LS!

23 hours ago

Garage wanted

My husband and I are looking to rent a garage space close to the Avondale area. Is anyone renting theirs?

32 hours ago

Updated 25 hours ago

Found dogs

Two dogs were found near Starbucks at Roscoe and leavitt. Large Brindle mix and large doodle. They're safe with me

25 hours ago

2 days ago

Updated 30 hours ago

Found cat - Milwaukee & Sawyer

Found a young male grey tabby on our porch this morning. Collar but no tags. Very friendly, but seemed scared to be outside. We are keeping him safe inside.

  • Just this morning, I brought a friendly stray, which had been beat to a bloody pulp, possibly by a dog or another cat, into the Tree House clinic. They're transferring him to an ER. Make no mistake, any outdoor cat, feral or someone's pet, can suffer an excruciating plight.

  • time and again, it's posters that work...put on the corner lamp posts and in neighbors' doors. the owner -- or someone who recognizes the cat and knows who it belongs to -- may contact you. a lot of older pet owners are not looking online...

2 days ago

Updated 32 hours ago

AT&T Internet Issues

Anyone else in Logan/surrounding neighborhoods having problems with the Internet since last night? I haven't had a chance to call yet but was wondering if we were the only ones. We already hate our service anyway--this might be the straw that breaks the camel's back!

  • Deepti Logan Resident

    Also not available in our area! He made certain that we shouldn't be charged unless they try to fix something on one of our home devices (e.g. ipad, computer, etc) which I know for a fact they won't be even touching. I have had my fair share of angry phone calls to AT&T so I am ready to have another if needed :) I will get that number from you if it's necessary though!

  • I thought they said 'if they come into the home' to check..interested to see what happens. Thanks for the information!

35 hours ago

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45 hours ago

Updated 35 hours ago

Stolen vehicle

My car was stolen at belden and campbell.
It was a 2001 Honda crv. Silver

  • West Logan Pioneer Welcoming more and more like-minded neighbors

    I don't know where your car is, or if you'll ever see it again but I want to tell you that it is likely that you will see it again one day. The same thing happened to my partner's car twice, also CRV @same age and miraculously it came back...

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    I don't know where your car is, or if you'll ever see it again but I want to tell you that it is likely that you will see it again one day. The same thing happened to my partner's car twice, also CRV @same age and miraculously it came back to us. Report it as I am certain you did, and as I have practiced since two returns of his CRV, if you see a what looks to be abandoned car in your neighborhood ditched after a joy ride, call police!

    Here's to hoping your car turns up.

  • Keep checking to see if any parking tixs come up as well but the police may call you if they find it abandoned. What does your insurance say to do? I got mine back ..in pieces...5 days later. Good luck!

2 days ago

Updated 35 hours ago

Contemporary Art Gallery is Opening in Logan Square

Gallery 2506 is opening in the old Touch of Vintage space at 2506 N California. The website is www.gallery2506.com and the opening show is April 17th at 6pm.

42 hours ago

44 hours ago

Updated 43 hours ago

Is this your brown tabby?

In the process of searching for my lost cat, I found this sweet brown tabby the morning of Saturday, March 21. Very sweet with a cute squeaky meow. Seems like an indoor cat who may have been out on the streets for a little while-some injuries from scuffles. I took this cat to Anticruelty Society to get medical attention and to find its home, but now he has been transferred to Animal Care and Control. If this sounds like your cat, please check with them!!! Or if you would like to adopt this sweet cat and give him a chance, please contact me!!!

  • Fuarain CTA rider, walker, animal person

    There seems to be some kind of trick to getting photos to post on Everyblock.

2 days ago

Updated 46 hours ago

Grassy lot on Mozart & McLean

Does anyone know who owns the lot on the SE corner of Mozart and McLean or know how I can find out?

It's all nicely kept grass surrounded by a black chain link fence. There's a scaffolding kind of thing to hold up a banner on the corner, which makes me think it belongs to the church on McClean and California. Any ideas?

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

FOUND DOG - Small Female

I picked up a dog around Armitage and Central Park yesterday early evening. I brought her to Chicago Animal Care and Control because I could not keep her and that is where every site and every person I've spoken to has told me to look for my dog. Dogs at CACC dont have very many days before being moved into adoption status so I am posting where ever I can and putting up fliers in hopes the owners are looking for her. If anyone has information about the owners please let me know or pass this info on to them. We go down there frequently looking for our dog and can help out.

315-391-8432

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Where to donate unused medical supplies

looking to donate ten boxes of unopened catheters. Preferably local so we don't have to pay shipping. Google has only found several organizations, but they are out of state so we'd have to ship the boxes. Hoping to find a local organization.

  • Ericka S. Chief Sorting Officer

    Thanks everyone for the ideas!

  • Taze Maze I'm interested.

    If these leads don't work out I know that the Oak Park Township takes donations of medical supplies.

2 days ago

Mason Greg Cwik 773-744-6994

JC & Son Masonry
Jcandsonmasonry.com

2 days ago

What has John Garrido done to bring officers to the 45th ward?

After hearing the debates between alderman Arena and John Garrido and hearing their main arguments, my question is what has John Garrido done as a police lieutenant to bring more police officers to the ward since he works at the 16th district police station?

On his website he states "Portage Park is on the front line of this bat­tle, and we need all the resources we can get to keep this and other ward neigh­bor­hoods safe. I know and under­stand...

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After hearing the debates between alderman Arena and John Garrido and hearing their main arguments, my question is what has John Garrido done as a police lieutenant to bring more police officers to the ward since he works at the 16th district police station?

On his website he states "Portage Park is on the front line of this bat­tle, and we need all the resources we can get to keep this and other ward neigh­bor­hoods safe. I know and under­stand how the Chicago Police Department works. As alder­man, I will demand that our com­mu­nity is pro­vided with the nec­es­sary police man­power and equip­ment to com­bat these vio­lent gangs and keep our streets safe."
http://johngarrido.com/issues/public-safety/

At his current position has he demanded more officers be brought to the ward? Many may say that is not his job, but when you google "What does a police lieutenant do?" you get
"As a police lieutenant you lead. You're the frontline commander of the police department. You pass orders from the top level of command to the police sergeants, who in turn relay those orders to the police officers and detectives."

He says he will demand more officers as alderman but has he done the same as a lieutenant? If he has not at his current position why would that change when he is an alderman?

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Anywhere nearby take small food donations?

Hi all, does anyone know of a food bank or agency nearby that takes donations of non-perishable food from individuals? I'm moving and have several grocery bags of items I can't take with me that I hate to just throw out.

  • Christopher House at Altgelt and Sawyer has a small food pantry for their clients. The building is open during school hours.

  • Nimptsch3 Fullerton & Kedzie

    There's Celestial Vision Food Pantry at 3023 W Fullerton

Mar 18

Updated 2 days ago

Sod for lawn

Does anyone have a recommendation for a company to resod our lawn? Thanks

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Guitar Lessons

Anyone got any recs for people or places? Just learning for fun, so looking for something affordable on the weekend, or weekdays after work.

Thanks!

  • Amy

    The Puerto Rican Arts Alliance gives free lessons. Look them up.

  • Our daughter takes lessons from Brian Riggs, a great teacher who comes to our house for reasonably priced lessons. Would be happy to share his contact information directly if you're interested in looking into him as an option.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Tuckpointing

My condo has some indoor brickwork that needs tuckpointing done and possibly a few bricks replaced. Anyone have any experience with reputable companies in the area?

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Hello Neigborhood

Hello all,

My wife Rebekah and I just moved to the neighborhood. We bought our first house and are super excited!!!

  • Lynn OIP Resident / CPS Mom

    Welcome, Tim and Rebekah. I'm not sure where you live, but if you are in Old Irving Park, you might want to check out our neighborhood association. www.oldirvingpark.com. We have a monthly newsletter delivered to your door, weekly e-mail blast with activities, daily facebook updates, and monthly meetings. Oh - and a really active google group!

  • Welcome! I hope you like it, it's a great place to start and stay. You have come at an excellent time; the six corners area has been slowly turning around and filling in more vacant spots, you'll never know what new store or business will open up next. If you have any questions or concerns, this is a great web site to get support from your community. :)

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Help me report 3510 W. Lyndale to the authorities.

The good neighbors at 3510 W. Lyndale have a pipe coming out of the second floor that runs down the house, through the back yard, and out into the middle of the alley (the alley between Lyndale and Belden, between St. Luis and Drake). The pipe is allowing some enterprising soul to dispose of waste water without tapping into the city sewer. They are basically dumping their sewage into the alley, which is why there are constantly filthy puddles of...

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The good neighbors at 3510 W. Lyndale have a pipe coming out of the second floor that runs down the house, through the back yard, and out into the middle of the alley (the alley between Lyndale and Belden, between St. Luis and Drake). The pipe is allowing some enterprising soul to dispose of waste water without tapping into the city sewer. They are basically dumping their sewage into the alley, which is why there are constantly filthy puddles of water all the way down the east end of that alley, no matter how dry the weather.

If you happen to live at a property that backs up against that alley, please call 311 to report these clowns. I've already reported them, but generally the more complaints the city receives, the faster the issue will be resolved.

  • Fuarain CTA rider, walker, animal person

    If you go to the top of the Everyblock page, the toolbar has a "show only" menu - if you click "Open 311 service requests" it gives you a list of some, but not all, service requests in your followed neighborhoods. It doesn't seem to show them for all city services, but it might be a good place to start.

  • HPPie Born in HP

    My old neighbors had the same setup, they did their own construction in the basement and moved the washer and dryer, then rigged a PVC pipe to have the water flow out the side of their house into the rain gutter drain on the side of our house/their house and...

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    My old neighbors had the same setup, they did their own construction in the basement and moved the washer and dryer, then rigged a PVC pipe to have the water flow out the side of their house into the rain gutter drain on the side of our house/their house and we were flooded with dirty soapy water every time they did laundry. That's what's going on here. I bet they need a new sump pump because water isn't getting pushed out properly and maybe they can't afford it or just don't know any better.

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Weather

Whether you like the weather or not, use this post to tell your neighbors how you feel about the current weather!

I personally don't mind the snow but, i think its time for some top down weather!

Happy Monday!

  • Bill Billo

    Dibs is back!

  • CB Resident about 10years

    Loved the unexpected snow.. So pretty. Not looking forward to the hot sticky Summer to come. Still thankful for #Seasons

2 days ago

  • Ms. Tinoco's Civics and History Classes

    Ms. T. is asking for $542.18:
    My students need art supplies to create original projects and visual aids. They also need books to improve in literacy and critical thinking.
    Aspira Charter-Early College High School Comment

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