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Gompers Park Baseball/Softball

Registration is wrapping up for the upcoming season. If you are interested, please visit
www.gompersbaseballsoftball.com

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43 hours ago

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  • Neighborly1~ Would rather be outside right now.

    Pretty awful that she won after hanging those things on people's doors. Very obnoxious and intrusive behavior. Hate to see her in office after that.

  • IMHO Been here long enough to know

    Absendead vote elects another rooted Chicago politician.

Feb 19

Updated 3 hours ago

attention ⚠ yall looking for a part time job

Looking for a part time job im 15 years old and im looking for a little job so help me out asap im located in Albany park area Irving park area Avondale area so just keep in touch Thanks.💯

  • SPIRO 1983 sergeant 19

    Go to the hand car wash and get a job!!!!

  • EEH

    Alex, I do some applicant screening at my job, and I immediately throw out any applications or resumes with spelling errors, typos, or poor grammar. They show a lack of attention to detail, which is so important in every job!

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3 days ago

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I was pretty shocked to come home to this stuck to the front door of my condo building last night.

I left work early yesterday to get my vote in and came home to find this. There was another one with my husband's name on it. He had voted before going to work right when the polls opened.

Who did or didn't vote might be a matter of public record, but I think it's pretty disgusting to A: feel it's ok to tell my neighbors if (and when) I voted, B: get your information wrong in the case of my husband and finally C: think it is OK to to put my first and last name on the front door of the building I live in.

I'm pretty upset to have this person as my alderman.

  • The campaign strategy definitely needs a TOP 10 slogan LIST.
    10) If you gotta no vote, we gotta d boot
    09) Ops, there goes ur tax assessment
    08) Hello there , I KNOW where you live
    07) Ops, guess the city truck just? keeps forgetting to pick up ur garbage
    06) ??

  • SpamAlert Hates being spammed

    Well, Bob and George, I daresay we can all be thankful that the further away our nation gets from its founding days, the more we can be thankful that we discarded our British cousins' practice of hereditary governmental sinecures, right?

26 hours ago

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Now that you have dried off from the Polar Plunge

Warm up with coffee at the Portage Park Garden Club's first meeting of the year All gardeners welcome. Today at 9:30am at the Austin Irving Library, 6100 Irving Park Road. The speakers are from the Friends of Kilbourne Park Organic Greenhouse.

33 hours ago

6 days ago

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What happened to Olga's?

Did she go out of business or get shut down?

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

runaway dog?

anyone missing a gorgeous husky with blue eyes? just saw him trotting east on wilson, corner of whipple. Leash attached. Sorry I couldn't catch him!!

2 days ago

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3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Elderly Live in Caregiver

Looking for a loving, and live in caretaker. References a must, and they need to be current. Please email me to discuss. Nice apartment, great part of town. Family very active, but need live in support.

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Shovel Party!

Let's start a shovel party on 4900 block of Spaulding before it turns to ice! I'm planning to start by 6. :)

4 days ago

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Bravo to Robert Murphy for getting 43% of the 39th ward!

Although he didn't win, this was a great showing and an indictment of "Marge".

Margaret Laurino 5,840 53%
Robert Murphy 4,740 43%

  • Bob Kastigar 15 Years North Park, bike rider, retired

    Chitowngal wrote: "Bottom line people aren't happy with how things are being run."

    Make that "Bottom line (some) people (a minority) aren't happy with how things are being run."

    Aldertrack (http://www.aldertrack.com/) projected and reported on many wards that were anticipated going into a runoff. No one ever predicted that Laurino...

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    Chitowngal wrote: "Bottom line people aren't happy with how things are being run."

    Make that "Bottom line (some) people (a minority) aren't happy with how things are being run."

    Aldertrack (http://www.aldertrack.com/) projected and reported on many wards that were anticipated going into a runoff. No one ever predicted that Laurino wouldn't be re-elected.

    The elections ended, get over it. Give congratulations and best wishes to Mr. Murphy, and encourage him to stay active. We need more people who are active and willing to participate.

    Elections are about disagreements. Now is the time to bring back agreements. I would encourage Mr. Murphy to keep in touch with Ald. Laurino, and to offer constructive criticism and suggestions.

  • Reasonable advice from Bob assuming that there is not too much ill-will (ie. water under the bridge). Following there runoff, I don't feel that Bob's line of reasoning will apply to Arena and Garrido and their opposing factions. Kiss and make up is just not going to happen.

Feb 25 2014

Updated 2 days ago

Nighthawk Bar?

So apparently they're talking about replacing Butch's with a Nighthawk Bar that would be a coffee house by day and bar by night at 4744 N Kimball. Other than calling/writing Mell, is there a way for me to show support for this idea? Especially with the lack of things to do at Kimball, I think this would be brilliant, and seeing as how I live just over a block away, I'd be happy to spend all of my hard-earned money at a place down the street.

  • Lucas H Albany Park and Loving It

    So I went to Mell's website (33rdward.org) and used the Contact Us link to just say that this place would have my full support as well as everyone else's in the neighborhood that I know. I'm hoping she can help with any permits or if they have any issues along the way.

  • AlbanyParkMom Community gardener, 11-year resident

    The developers presented at a community meeting a good while ago (Annisa's link) and everybody was supportive, including the alderman. The developers hadn't done any work for a long time, due to illness. At least, that's what we were told last August. Hope to see something starting soon.

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Parking spot-alley. Kimball/Wilson $100

Hey neighbors,

Got a spot available behind my building. Ready now. 1st come 1st serve

5 days ago

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Arena's Office Vandalized

So this is what the election has been reduced too?

Not sure how anyone could support this kind of behavior. Even if Arena's opponents did not condone this behavior, it says a lot about those who are in favor of Arena's opponents.

I guess we'll see this evening if a positive campaign comes out on top.

https://twitter.com/JohnArena445/status/570180903177101314

  • What happened to Arena yesterday? What is this message? I watched everyone’s FB and Arena didn’t get many likes on any of them. Did his campaign volunteers cut and run?

  • Looks like some slushy from 7-11. Someone may have picked it up from 7-11 @ Jeff Park and didn't like the flavor so dumped it on the sidewalk. Drama much ?

3 days ago

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4 days ago

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Cat Found - Near Argyle & Ridgeway

Our neighbors found a cat on the street near Argyle & Ridgeway last weekend (2/19). He's very friendly and appears to be an indoor cat judging by the clean fur. Please reply if you think he's yours - include description of your lost cat, color, marking, etc - we're not posting a picture as we want to ensure that he goes back to his family.

  • Najia Suleiman Lost cat male orange n white mouth paws n legs

    I lost this cat I have as a profile pic . Let me know if u think its him

  • Thanks for posting Neil. Pets know their owners and vice versa. Even cats will run up to their parents when they come get him.

  • Neil C Ridgeway Resident

    Thanks everyone - pleased to say that cat was reunited with owners last night. Found them through the "Lost Cats of Illinois" Facebook page!

3 days ago

Aug 21

Updated 3 days ago

Parking near Wilson & Kimball

Does anyone know of a garage, covered or uncovered, or any other parking options near Kimball and Wilson?! Parking is bad enough at night and this new construction has made things even worse!

  • We have parking available. Please give me a call at 847-571-6248. The lot is located on Kimball and Eastwood.

  • I have an alley spot available off Wilson and Kimball. Call me 708.935.5958

Feb 17

Updated 3 days ago

Our Very Own Tunnel?

Alderman Laurino "join[ed] Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Congressman Mike Quigley, and officials from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MRWD) to announce" that a storm water tunnel will be built in Albany Park. It is to begin in Eugene Park, go under Foster Ave, and 2 years and $45-55M later. empty into North Branch. She "will be engaging the Albany Park community through a series of community meetings and public forums." (per 2/17/15 email)

  • Bob Kastigar 15 Years North Park, bike rider, retired

    It's "Eugene Field Park" - Eugene Field was the name of the author of several poems and he lived in Chicago. Calling it "Eugene Park" is wrong.

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Voting Issues @ Chappell

This morning, at about 7:25 a.m., my only option was a paper ballot at Chappell Elementary. None of the scan cards were working for the electronic ballot box. Did anyone else have this problem?

By the way, I was also quite disheartened - to say the least - to be the only voter in the building. If you don't vote, there's no democracy.

  • Wendy Small-town living in the big city

    Take heart, BerkeleyGirl! There was record early voting this year. And maybe it was too cold early this morning? "Much" warmer now at 22 degrees!

5 days ago

Hope it picks up....

39th ward voting at CPD this AM was a ghost town, I think I saw a tumbleweed blow through the room

5 days ago

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Feb 19

Updated 5 days ago

stolen catalytic converter

My Ford Escape had the catalytic converter sawed off my car and they stole the O2 sensor too.
If you have a any kind of SUV or Jeep keep it off the street or cage the underneath to prevent theft.
Happened on Bernard Street near Kimball.

  • That was around the same time it happened to me and I have a 2000 Pontiac grand am. I wonder why they're targeting those cars...

  • windycitylinda 30 year AP resident

    According to my mechanic the older the car the more platinum there is in the converters. As he explained it to me, as things are made newer they are made cheaper. Therefore they can get more money off the older ones.

Feb 20

Updated 5 days ago

Another campaign misstep by Ald. Mell

It appears that Ald. Mell is not up to speed on basic copyright law.

Two ads sent by Citizens for Deb Mell arrived in my mailbox this week attacking both of her 33rd Ward campaign challengers, Tim Meegan and Annisa Wanat. I was shocked to see that the photo of Annisa used in this ad is a photo I took for Annisa for her campaign, and is an image to which I retain the copyright (see attached JPG).

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It appears that Ald. Mell is not up to speed on basic copyright law.

Two ads sent by Citizens for Deb Mell arrived in my mailbox this week attacking both of her 33rd Ward campaign challengers, Tim Meegan and Annisa Wanat. I was shocked to see that the photo of Annisa used in this ad is a photo I took for Annisa for her campaign, and is an image to which I retain the copyright (see attached JPG).

Despite photo metadata that clearly lists me as the copyright owner for this image, this didn't stop her campaign from making use of the image for their own purposes without inquiring about usage rights or paying licensing fees. This approach seems very much at odds with her claim that "I have and will continue to work towards growing our local businesses using innovative tools." (From her campaign website: http://www.debmell.org/development.html)

I have delivered a cease and desist order to Mell as well as an invoice for the fees owed from this photo usage. In the meantime, I hope you, dear neighbors, will consider voting for one of her challengers:

Annisa Wanat, endorsed by Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times: http://www.annisaforalderman.com/

Tim Meegan: https://meegan4ward33.com/en/

  • John E B resident

    @Irving Dave: we got a flyer every day for 7 days, then more after that, but not daily, definitely more than twice a week though. It's not an exaggeration, the amount has been staggering and we have not been getting that kind of thing from Wanat. Your count is way way off there, and saying if they had the same cash it'd be different, does not make your inaccurate characterization suddenly accurate.

  • Jeanne G From Michigan

    Nope, EVERY day, Irving Dave. And it's dumb, no matter how much money you have. It's overkill and counter productive. WAAAYYYY to much saturation, as they call it in the advertising business.

5 days ago

Tuesday is election day! GO VOTE

Not sure where to vote tomorrow on election day? Check your polling place here: http://www.chicagoelections.com/en/your-voter-information.html

Feb 14

Updated 5 days ago

Love this.

So happy to be able to communicate instanteanously with so many neighbors on so many platforms - EveryBlock, Twitter, Facebook, NextDoor.

Please know that I am listening to all of you, including those who disagree. I value all your opinions.

There has been lots of things happening lately in the 39th ward race, including that I received the Tribune's endorsement and a poll administrator at the N. Park Village Admin building who works for Ald. Laurino was removed.

I'm happy to answer any questions you all have about these or other issues. Please feel free to reach out on social media, on my website, or by phone 773.710.8431.

Nov 24

Updated 5 days ago

Candidates for 39th Ward Alderman

I've been studying the 39th Ward candidates for alderman, and while I am still undecided since anything can happen between now and the election, I have been impressed by Robert Murphy. He seems to have a handle on the issues of the Ward and appears very passionate. I am still open to hearing more from Joe Laiacona and Mary Hunter.

If you're interested in knowing - Murphy, Laiacona's and Hunter all have Facebook pages, and Murphy and Laiacona have twitter...

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I've been studying the 39th Ward candidates for alderman, and while I am still undecided since anything can happen between now and the election, I have been impressed by Robert Murphy. He seems to have a handle on the issues of the Ward and appears very passionate. I am still open to hearing more from Joe Laiacona and Mary Hunter.

If you're interested in knowing - Murphy, Laiacona's and Hunter all have Facebook pages, and Murphy and Laiacona have twitter too. I tried to find a FB page or twitter for Alderman Laurino but I don't think she has either.

If anyone has any thoughts on any of the candidates, I would like to hear any views. You can also private message me if you like.

  • Patrick Flynn Concerned citizen, Real Estate Executive

    Tuesday all questions will be answered. Whoever got their message out the best will win. It has been a tough campaign for all involved no matter who you support. I give them ALL credit for undertaking this task. I just feel there has been a lot of lies by all involved. Hopefully the weather forecast hold and we get a better than normal voter turn out in the ward. Good luck to all candidates!

  • Robert Murphy local booster, active neighbor

    Patrick, we agree that everyone should go vote!

    Turnout has been great so far, early voting was up 82% in the 39th ward: http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150223/albany-park/early-voters-turn-out-big-numbers-33rd-39th-wards

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

stolen catalytic converter

I live on Bernard right off Montrose and on Wednesday night or early Thursday morning by catalytic converter was stolen.

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6 days ago

Admissions Event/Open House, February 25, 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.

When you tour St. Viator you will have the opportunity to observe how our mission and values are translated into the classroom. We believe every student has the opportunity to achieve academic excellence through fun and innovative instruction, which instills a strong reading and STEM foundation and fosters a life-long love of learning. Throughout their tenure at St. Viator, our students learn to respect the uniqueness of each individual and have compassion for everyone, especially those in need of our service. These values are at the core of everything we do and we hope you agree that this creates a welcoming and exciting place for your child to learn.

Feb 17

Updated 6 days ago

Get ready for Election Day

You can learn more about the aldermanic candidates in the 39th ward with this forum hosted by Albany Park Neighbors: http://ow.ly/Jeabt

  • CC.

    Pretty good forum. They asked some good questions.

Feb 21

Updated 6 days ago

Possible Move

My girlfriend and I are looking to move south of Eugene Field Park. Can anyone please provide info (safety, crime, etc) on this area? Thank you.

  • PPR, I would do a lot of research and drive through at different times of day to get a feel. Many years ago Lawrence and Lawndale was a very scary place to be even in the daytime. I admit I have not kept up on the area, but from the pieces I do see, it does not seem to have changed that much for the better yet.

  • I live southwest of Eugene Park, closer to Carmen & Springfield and I second the parking situation, it's difficult to find parking within your residential permit zone after evening rush hour and weekends. Also, be prepared for airplane noise....since we're under a landing path for O'Hare, otherwise, I've never felt unsafe, even when walking home from class at NEIU through Eugene Park at 10pm at night.

6 days ago

Albany Park Tunnel project

The "comprehensive and ambitious" tunnel plan, which will provide people protection against losing their possessions and, in some cases their homes, has been a "long time coming," said Ald. Margaret Laurino (39th).

The alderman added that her office is committed to holding community forums and meetings to share construction details with residents.

With completion of the tunnel not likely until at least 2017, how will the city cope with flooding until the pipe comes online?

The whole story:

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150217/albany-park/albany-park-storm-water-tunnel-construction-begin-this-summer

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