26 hours ago

Updated 3 min ago

Volunteer with Karen Lewis' Mayoral Campaign!

Greetings,

My name is Ahmed Khan and I will be working as one of the Northside Regional Field Organizers for Karen Lewis’ Mayoral campaign specifically responsible for wards 33, 38, 39, 41 and 45 among other North/Northwest side neighborhoods.

Karen is seriously considering running for Mayor in the 2015 City of Chicago elections and we need your help to get her on the ballot. At this time, we are looking for volunteers who believe in Karen to help gather signatures....

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Greetings,

My name is Ahmed Khan and I will be working as one of the Northside Regional Field Organizers for Karen Lewis’ Mayoral campaign specifically responsible for wards 33, 38, 39, 41 and 45 among other North/Northwest side neighborhoods.

Karen is seriously considering running for Mayor in the 2015 City of Chicago elections and we need your help to get her on the ballot. At this time, we are looking for volunteers who believe in Karen to help gather signatures.

You can read more about Karen and myself at the end of this message.

There are a plethora of avenues for collecting signatures. You might be interested in:

• Going door to door in your neighborhood/precinct.
• Going door to door in other wards.
• Doing a morning or evening shift at a local CTA Train or Bus station.
• Collecting at high foot traffic street corners, parks, shopping centers, malls, movie theaters, and any special events.
• Simply keeping some petition sheets with you wherever you go and collecting!

If you are interested in any of the above, please contact me with:

1. Name
2. Ward you live in
3. Phone number
4. Email
5. General Availability
6. Can you help get more volunteers?

Feel free to contact me directly at (773) 800-0159 or at cityzenkhan@gmail.com and I will either work with you or put you in touch with the Organizer relevant to your ward.

I will be able to provide you a brief training and share clipboards, pens, and petition sheets and work with you to assess a schedule that would produce best results. If you don't fall in the wards I am covering, I can connect you with your region's coordinator.

We will be doing larger collection events in the near future and gatherings but also need people to be working on this daily.

Sincerely,
Ahmed Khan
Regional Field Organizer
Karen Lewis for Mayor
(773) 800-0159
cityzenkhan@gmail.com

  • Ahmed Khan 50th Ward Resident

    Liz, we are absolutely working in the 40th as well. There is another Regional Field Organizer assigned for those areas who I am helping out in addition to my wards. If you contact me at (773) 800-0159 or cityzenkhan@gmail.com then I can put you in touch with the individual who could help get you started. Also, I actually live in the 50th so I can provide the material and training if you are interested also. Either one of us will be in touch with you after your email.

  • Irving Dave Friendly neighbor

    What are her plans to fix Chicago's budget issues? What spending is she prepared to cut in order to avoid a revenue increase?

Sep 15

Updated 25 min ago

Handiman Wanted

Looking for someone to renovate an apartment - painting, install new kitchen cabinet, laying new floor tiles, etc. Does anyone have a recommendation?

4 days ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Albany Park Bunny

Has anyone taken this bunny to Red Door yet? Please let me know as I can have him picked up. I am a volunteer there.

19 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Garage Sale, Saturday, September 27, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Huge garage sale at 4439 North Sacramento Avenue - everything from fine china, beautiful 9 x 12 Persian rug, kitchenware, dresser, tables, vintage kitchen mixers, sewing machine and lots more.

Sep 13

Updated 4 hours ago

Safety in Albany Park (Harding and Ainslie)

Hello - I am considering moving into a place on the 4800 block of Harding and I'd like to get some feedback from current residents on the safety level in the area. I am a single female and have a dog. I visited the place this afternoon and the area seemed fine, but not sure how it is at night. Any feedback is greatly appreciated.

  • kelly the one w/the friendly, black pit bull :)

    MB still hasn't shared where she chose to live... Just curious.

  • I have never lived there but my brother does. He hasn't had any problems. I live west of there in a pretty nice neighborhood at Kostner & Wilson. Mostly single family homes. My Alsatian dog keeps anyone away from my house, but many people on my block have had their garages broken into, and cars broken into when parked on the street. No matter where I live, I believe it's worth it to rent a garage. No question about that.

6 hours ago

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22 hours ago

Updated 20 hours ago

Hibbard School Green Space

There is a concept meeting at 6:30 at Hibbard to discuss plans that will transform Sawyer between Argyle and Ainslie into a green space. Plan on attending and sharing any ideas you have!!

Follow Hibbard on Twitter: @hibbardcps

  • The next meeting is tonight at 6:30. I'll be sure to post upcoming ones as well since I posted this one last minute. Follow Hibbard on twitter or check out the website for updates.

    hibbardelementaryschool.weebly.com

  • I will check out the website. Thanks

Sep 11

Updated 20 hours ago

Abany Park Library Opens September 13!

From the AP Neighbors Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AlbanyParkNeigh...

It's official! Our beautiful new library will open Saturday, September 13. What excites you the most?
We are thrilled to announce the Albany Park branch will reopen to the public on Saturday, September 13.

The new, 16,000 square foot state-of-the art branch library features a YOUmedia for teens, an expanded early learning area for children, large community meeting room, two study rooms, self-check unit, and additional PCs for public use

  • Dan on Monticello Neighborhood Guy

    Went to the library late Saturday afternoon, its really quite nice, with some very nice design and top-quality finish work.

    Many more computer terminals and what appears to be an option to plug your own laptop in and work side-by-side with the library's.
    I was expecting to see a lot...

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    Went to the library late Saturday afternoon, its really quite nice, with some very nice design and top-quality finish work.

    Many more computer terminals and what appears to be an option to plug your own laptop in and work side-by-side with the library's.
    I was expecting to see a lot more books and film dvds; maybe that's to come?
    And i hope the media room is going to be used for more than just the violent video games the kids were playing when i was there; that was a bit shocking.
    Is there a direct access from the building into the reading garden? Perhaps i missed it.

    Like anything new, I'm sure there are still a few bugs to work out and some things that aren't quite ready; but I encourage you to go get a look inside while it still has that intoxicating "New Library Smell."

  • Brigid Lived in AP for a year in 1999, moved back in 2009

    Dan, it's really common for a new library branch to appear understocked with books. The collection has room to expand that way.

    The kid's play area/section is incredible and I have to drrrrrrrraaaaaaaaaaaaaag my 5yo away. There's also a nice selection of board games for a pretty wide age range...

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    Dan, it's really common for a new library branch to appear understocked with books. The collection has room to expand that way.

    The kid's play area/section is incredible and I have to drrrrrrrraaaaaaaaaaaaaag my 5yo away. There's also a nice selection of board games for a pretty wide age range of kids, and some microscopes and magnet games and stuff.

    The table outlets don't work, though-- at least not for the tables near the kid's section. It'd be nice if the kid computers had ear phones, too. I have no issue with kids playing computer games/music/etc but it's distracting to hear, and since I want to keep an eye on my kid I don't want to move over to the adult section/further away from the computers.

    Has anyone else noticed how SUNNY the library is inside? Those high windows are FANTASTIC.

6 days ago

Updated 25 hours ago

Kimball

Anyone know what happened on North Kimball across the street from 711? there were tons of cop cars ambulances etc.

  • I was there. I saw a pedestrian get hit by a bus at Kimball and Irving between 8:10 and 8:20 this morning. I saw ther step off the curb, I saw the bus turning right from southbound K and smack right into her. POW. She goes down. Dumb bus driver tries to back up the bus with her still under it. I got out of my car and screamed at him not to ove the bus. We called police. According to police, she will live.

  • OK never mind, I am realizing this is a four day old post. What I saw happened today Monday.

4 days ago

Updated 28 hours ago

Found Cat

Anyone lose a cat, it's grayish with a bit of black and white, it's a horrible picture it's scratching against bricks, I gave it water but I can't keep it inside. On Whipple in my backyard. There are no collars.

  • Call 219-771-5785 to contact this cat's caregiver.
    New flyer out with reward offered.

  • The people in the house directly behind mine are looking for a gray cat... I think the address is 4439ish N Whipple. It's the newly rehabbed 2 flat.

30 hours ago

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Aug 30

Updated 30 hours ago

Bird Found!

Beautiful & tame bird found last night - Lawndale & Leland in Albany Park! This is someone's bird! We have in a cage for now but we can't keep this guy for long. Please contact me!

Sep 14

Updated 31 hours ago

Found lost dog near harding and argyle

Found small white dog roaming alone I. The streets near Volta elementary school.

2 days ago

Updated 44 hours ago

Love Albany Park

I was walking my dog in my AP neighborhood. There was an older gentleman sitting in a swing hung from a limb on the parkway and a little kid on a tricycle on the sidewalk.

I hear the sound of an empty can clattering on the street. The man says to the boy, I think there's a problem with the exhaust on that thing. The kid says, huh? The man says, check your muffler. The kid says, check your can. Did you drop your beer?

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Alley potholes

Does anybody has an idea when the alley potholes are going to be fixed?

  • EEH

    Some really bad ones got fixed in Irving Park last week, so it looks like they're working on them.

  • Thanks. It is painful to park in the garage. My car couldn't take it anymore. Already had to buy a set of tires and fix a disaligned front end.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Man tries to abduct a boy at Keeler and Montrose

http://voices.suntimes.com/news/breaking-news/man-tries-to-abduct-11-year-old-boy-in-irving-park/

A man attempted to abduct an 11-year-old boy in the Northwest Side Irving Park neighborhood Thursday afternoon.

The boy was walking north in the 4400 block of North Keeler about 3:10 p.m. when a man driving a black four-door Lincoln Town Car pulled out of a parking space and stopped next to him, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.

The man asked the boy where he lived, but the boy kept walking and did not answer, police...

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http://voices.suntimes.com/news/breaking-news/man-tries-to-abduct-11-year-old-boy-in-irving-park/

A man attempted to abduct an 11-year-old boy in the Northwest Side Irving Park neighborhood Thursday afternoon.

The boy was walking north in the 4400 block of North Keeler about 3:10 p.m. when a man driving a black four-door Lincoln Town Car pulled out of a parking space and stopped next to him, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.

The man asked the boy where he lived, but the boy kept walking and did not answer, police said. The man then yelled at him to get in the car, at which point the boy ran northbound on Keeler while the man drove away southbound.

The suspect is described as a bald, 30 to 40-year-old Hispanic man with a mustache, police said.

Anyone with information should call Area North detectives at (312) 744-8200.

--- I remind my kids every week that if they ever face such a situation then to start yelling loudly and to run to the nearest house and start ringing door bell . --

  • loraine t washington 5 yr. resident

    I will be glad when it get cold so all those thugs will go home.

  • The weather does not stop them, that is why it is important that we do our part to watch out for others.

2 days ago

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2 days ago

Gunshot at 6am Sunday?

Maybe just overthinking from the night before but just checking.

2 days ago

Sep 13

Updated 2 days ago

Odd Store Front at Kedzie & Grace

Just south of Grace on Kedzie (couple doors south of Christina's bar) there is an odd storefront. There is no name on the front, and it's clearly not residential. There are weird items in the store like miniature houses and cats. I've never seen anyone doing anything inside. Does anyone have any idea what this place is?

  • I bet Dr. Who's Time Machine is in there !

  • An older woman lives there. I think it used to be a beauty salon, and now is her home.

May 18

Updated 2 days ago

Urban Gardening \Urban Farming

Albany Park indeed has a little of everything..... there are at least two households with chickens and roosters on my block alone and one even has a little goat and possibly pigs from what I can see, lol. My daughter is veritably amused and tickled pink at this discovery. If there was an empty lot nearby, West Albany Park could have its own little urban garden and greenhouse and then I could have a full breakfast after a morning jaunt through the neighborhood....this place is full of surprises...lmao

  • Chandra Lynn Dagley Albany Park Sky Goddess

    The little one doesn't even know we will be stopping by to see the goats, I think this will make for a nice surprise

  • Chandra Lynn Dagley Albany Park Sky Goddess

    Thank you again for having us Eric, the visit was absolutely wonderful

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

HUGE School wide Baby & Kids Garage sale

St. Benedict Prep 7th Annual Baby & Kids Green Garage Sale & Resale
Saturday, September 20th
8-11:30 am ($1 admission fee)
Power Hour -- 12-1 pm (no admission fee & everything ½ off)

All Sizes of Clothes for Babies & Children
Shoes & Outerwear
Maternity Clothes
Halloween Costumes
Books, Movies & Music
Puzzles, Games & Toys
Bikes, Trikes & Ride-ons
Kids' Sports Equipment
Strollers & Baby Gear
Baby Furniture
And Much, Much More!

St. Benedict Preparatory School Gym
3941 N. Bell St, Chicago
corner Irving Park & Bell St. (just east of Western Ave)

Go "green" by bringing a bag from home for all your treasures
No strollers allowed in sale area • Stroller parking available in gym

  • SpamAlert Spamophobic

    That is an impressive photo of baby stuff. All Garage Sales in Events should include photos like that. I hope they were mobbed today by people looking for good deals. As you might imagine, I am a fan of those little fold-up strollers, not the SUV-sized ones, in crowded stores and public transportation.

  • Irving Bark Fined and ticketed to death

    I got there at 815 and had to wait in line to get inside.

    All the strollers were gone by then, I heard they had 40.

    People were lined up down the block long since 7 and I thought I was the only one who heard about it lol.

    It was well organized and everyone was very nice. I gotta pull a Hot Doug's next year and get here two hours before then doors open.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Seeking a garage for rent

I'm need a garage for my 1972 VW Bug. No work, just storage.
Prefer Mayfair or Irving Park area. Contact Pete

  • How about North Mayfair, near Palmer?

  • Marisa 20 year NW sider

    I just saw a sign for garage for rent in the alley behind 4600 Grace. I was at a garage sale.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Rabbit found

Hey all. Found a rabbit outside my apt on 4900 block on Whipple. Think he's domesticated since he let me and roommates pet him. He is dark brown/black, looks healthy. Does anyone know of any shelters or anything like that that we could take the little guy to? We'd keep him but we already have cats. Any help would be great!

  • Gerry Benedetto Homeowner

    If he is not a baby, he should not have alfalfa hay. Timothy is best, Oxbow. Please refer to Red Door's website for the safe salads to give bunny also. There are some that bunnies should not have. No yogurt treats or junk from pet stores. He'll be fine is...

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    If he is not a baby, he should not have alfalfa hay. Timothy is best, Oxbow. Please refer to Red Door's website for the safe salads to give bunny also. There are some that bunnies should not have. No yogurt treats or junk from pet stores. He'll be fine is you keep him on the Timothy, 80% of his diet, and two salads a day. Always a fresh bowl of water, and plenty of bunny toys to keep him from getting bored. Use an x-pen, not a cage. Any questions, just call us at Red Door for more instructions. We'll be happy to help.

  • Thank you, Gerry Benedetto, for your input on the care of rabbits! She is a friend and co-volunteer of mine at Red Door Animal Shelter in Rogers Park.

    She is absolutely correct about the Timothy hay and everything else. A salad can include Romaine lettuce, red leaf lettuce, dandelion greens,...

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    Thank you, Gerry Benedetto, for your input on the care of rabbits! She is a friend and co-volunteer of mine at Red Door Animal Shelter in Rogers Park.

    She is absolutely correct about the Timothy hay and everything else. A salad can include Romaine lettuce, red leaf lettuce, dandelion greens, flat-leaf (Italian Parsley), basil, dill, and a few other herbs. They should receive about 3 different kinds of veggies every day. Most importantly, he can't have veggies that are high in Calcium (like Kale and curly parsley). That will make his urine milky-looking/whitish and it gives them a bladder infection.

    Again, please check Red Doors' site to see about bun's care. If you decide to give him up please notify them and they will help you...that's what we do! We love all of our rescues! And they eventually get loving homes.

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4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Anybody else get a call from a phoney roofer?

This afternoon I got a call from "Roger", who claimed to be from Total Construction Services, offering me a free roofing estimate and asking if I would be home tomorrow from 11 to 7pm. I almost said no, but then I caught myself and made it clear that there would be people at home. The guy knew my first name, the street where I lived, and my home phone, which really disturbed me. I called back the number on my...

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This afternoon I got a call from "Roger", who claimed to be from Total Construction Services, offering me a free roofing estimate and asking if I would be home tomorrow from 11 to 7pm. I almost said no, but then I caught myself and made it clear that there would be people at home. The guy knew my first name, the street where I lived, and my home phone, which really disturbed me. I called back the number on my caller ID and it was not in service. I also googled the company and found that there isn't one in Chicago, so I reported the call at the 17th precinct station and asked them to patrol my area (4800 block of Tripp). Really hope this doesn't mean my house is being cased for a break-in. Anyone else have an experience like this? Any advice?

  • I would have told him that he's about a week late because you just got a new roof last week even if you didn't. I would have also told him that my two pit bulls are always home to welcome strangers even if you don't have any dogs.

  • Portage Porker 23 Year Portage Park Resident

    Grandma used to say... You'll have to ask my husband, but he's downstairs cleaning his guns right now and I'm afraid to go down there when he's doing that"!

  • or play dumb on the phone.

    tell them to hold on, be abrupt and talk fast

    who is this again?

    roger

    there is no roger here, you got the wrong number

    click

Sep 14

Updated 3 days ago

Gunshots around 4200 N Drake

We woke to gunshots this morning at 5:00 am. I heard a man yell some time before this. Then four gunshots, followed by the loud music of a car driving by, then four more shots. Not sure how close this was, but we've never had this much violence before...

  • Just for ease of reading later on, in the post above, last night was September 15th.

  • fran long time neighbor

    Rex Ann, thank you for your offer, however I'm a bit further north, on Foster Ave., near Kimball. I do hope some headway is achieved soon! As we all know, it's a matter of 'the sooner, the better'.

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Helicopters

I guess there wont be any sleep tonight. What on earth could be going on? They seem to be flying low. Anyone know anything about this?

  • OFFdutyWOLF life long resident of albany/irving pk. & L.E.O

    gracie….the helicopter responds if it is in the area or if it is requested to search the area by the officers in pursuit. Again, for that to happen it has to be up in the air and in the area. On most nights, it will hang around high crime areas. This seemed to be an appropriate scenario to call for one.

  • Flew That Chicago born & raised. You can come home again!

    Btw, it was on the news that helicoptersv are now regularly "patrolling" Rogers Park. Can AP be far behind?

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Horner Park Farmers Market - EXTENDED through OCT 25

ANNOUNCEMENT! The Horner Park Farmers Market has been extended! Now through OCTOBER 25!

Horner Park Farmers Market
Saturdays, 9am to 1pm
Montrose & California

EXTENDED! Now through OCTOBER 25

https://www.facebook.com/HornerParkFarmersMarket
https://twitter.com/_HPFM

4 days ago

Community Alert Attempted Child Abduction

Community Alert
Alert #630-14-057
September 18, 2014

Attempt Child Abduction
17th District ( Albany Park)

About This Crime

On September 18, 2014 at approximately 3:10 pm, an 11 year old male was walking northbound on the 4400 block of N. Keeler Ave when he observed a male sitting inside a parked 4-door black Lincoln Town Car. The offender pulled out of the parking spot and stopped next to the boy. The offender then asked the boy "Where do you live?"...

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Community Alert
Alert #630-14-057
September 18, 2014

Attempt Child Abduction
17th District ( Albany Park)

About This Crime

On September 18, 2014 at approximately 3:10 pm, an 11 year old male was walking northbound on the 4400 block of N. Keeler Ave when he observed a male sitting inside a parked 4-door black Lincoln Town Car. The offender pulled out of the parking spot and stopped next to the boy. The offender then asked the boy "Where do you live?" The boy did not answer and kept walking. The offender then stated "Get in the car!" The boy then ran northbound on Keeler Ave. The offender drove off in his vehicle southbound on Keeler.

About the Offender

Male Hispanic, 30-40 years old, bald, mustache
Offender's vehicle is described as a black 4-door Lincoln Town Car

What You Can Do

• Call 911 to report any suspicious persons or activity
• Walk in pairs
• Don't talk to strangers or approach strange vehicles

* Be aware of your surroundings travel in well lit and populated areas

If you have any information about this incident,
Please call the Area North Bureau of Detectives at (312) 744-8200
Anonymous Tips can be submitted to TIPSOFT.COM
Reference - RD# HX-433523

Chicago Police Department
Office of News Affairs
(312) 745-6110
Fax (312) 745-6999

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Buzzing Helicopter

Does anyone know anything about the circling Police copter around 1 AM? They were searching for something and have been circling for over 40 minutes between Addison and Montrose just east of Kedzie. Didn't hear any sirens . . .

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5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Sears won't survive past 2016?

Here is an excerpt from yesterday's article in Crain's Chicago

Fitch Ratings today downgraded Sears Holdings Corp.'s credit rating to CC from CCC, a move driven by the retailer's continuing decline in profitability and the rate at which it's burning through cash. The agency warned that Sears may not have enough funding to support operations beyond 2016.

If Sears goes down, what will happen to Six Corners? I don't love the big ugly building and rarely shop at Sears, but it'll be exponentially worse if the store closes.

Jul 28

Updated 5 days ago

Mayfair Market - Pulaski

What's going on with Mayfair Market? The last year it's been a pretty sad example of a grocery store but the last couple of weeks they aren't even restocking their shelves.

Are they going out of business?

  • Dan on Monticello Neighborhood Guy

    Another update.

    I stopped in yesterday to check out Mayfair Market.
    Good news; there's some new faces, the shelves have been restocked, its looking a bit tidied-up and there were customers shopping.

    Stop in; let's see if we can help keep this place as part of our neighborhood

  • Yes, it seems to be business as usual once again, which is great. There are some new faces among the staff but I recognize some familiar faces from several years ago in management. I'm guessing it's the owner and his son, who ran the place about two owners ago.

Jul 26

Updated 5 days ago

Cop Cars, Helicopters Last Night

My husband heard it, but I apparently slept through it. He said there were tons of cop cars, helicopters, etc last night. We're on Central Park, north of Iriving. Did anyone else hear? Anyone know what was up? Thanks for the info.

Sep 14

Updated 5 days ago

Support Viaduct Sanitation & Safety Initative

Hello, I live in Pilsen and we recently started a new initiative called #pilsencares. Our community has struggled for a long time with unsanitary viaducts and we believe this negatively impacts health and safety. #Pilsencares is collaborating with non-profit agencies to include other Chicago communities and support a citywide viaduct sanitation program. We had a news story that aired on Fox32 News last week (http://www.myfoxchicago.com/story/26491819/chicagoan-starts-petition-to-clean-up-viaducts%23.VA_R8t2fuMM.facebook)

We have another story coming out on Monday (will post update). Please take a moment...

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Hello, I live in Pilsen and we recently started a new initiative called #pilsencares. Our community has struggled for a long time with unsanitary viaducts and we believe this negatively impacts health and safety. #Pilsencares is collaborating with non-profit agencies to include other Chicago communities and support a citywide viaduct sanitation program. We had a news story that aired on Fox32 News last week (http://www.myfoxchicago.com/story/26491819/chicagoan-starts-petition-to-clean-up-viaducts%23.VA_R8t2fuMM.facebook)

We have another story coming out on Monday (will post update). Please take a moment to read our change.org petition and say YES to ROUTINE viaduct sanitation across the city. We also have a dedicated site now to access the petition on change.org. Should be easier to remember.

New site link: http://chicagoviaduct.com/

Tweet pics of viaduct conditions near you to @chicagoviaduct

Please share with ALL friends, family, church members, and businesses (include on social media sites too- Facebook, twitter, instagram, & tumblr). Out of state? No prob. We welcome your support. Please encourage folks to share their story about why they believe we need improved viaduct sanitation programs.

5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

JEFFERSON PARK COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE-participants sought

JEFFERSON PARK COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

Sunday, October 5, 2014
8:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.
Copernicus Center parking lot
5216 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago IL
Near the Jefferson Park Blue Line & Metra stops
West of the Lawrence Avenue exits from the Kennedy
To participate: download an application and mail/drop off at Battery Giant, 4837 N. Milwaukee Ave, 60630 in Veterans Plaza. Applications are also available at the store. For questions: jeffersonparkgaragesale@aol.com

Jul 08

Updated 5 days ago

Speed Camera coming near Lawrence/Cicero

http://www.suntimes.com/28537375-761/speed-cameras-to-be-installed-in-12-new-areas.html

Ashmore Playlot Park, 4807 W. Gunnison St.

Lived in North Mayfair for over 15 years and never knew that there was a city playlot behind the car wash place at Lawrence/Cicero and that there was a epidemic of kids being run over by cars on the way to the playlot.

I bet the cams will be on Cicero Ave and drivers going Northbound on Cicero who think that they just beat the Lawrence light will be in for a surprise. But I'm sure that the fine office of the 45th ward have the stats to back up a need for the camera. /sarc.

Dislosure: I've never received a red light or speed cam ticket.

  • So I noticed this camera out of nowhere today...because it flashed!!! 39th Warder...you mentioned thiswas just put up Friday?
    I read online the first 30 days you will only get a warning.....these are a joke!

  • Yes, I saw the workers installing it on Friday afternoon. But you're in luck. Per City of Chicago website:

    Will there be a warning period?

    Violations recorded in the first 30 days of a camera’s installation will receive a warning notice. In addition to the warning notice provided, each license plate will receive one warning notice per license plate.

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Furnace Annual Check Up

Does anyone have a recommendation for a company that performs furnace check ups/maintenance?

  • Christina E. Neighborhood Mom

    Miros Mechanical. The best and very fair priced.

  • Jenn WiredCat

    Four Seasons. They were quite reasonable to a friend of mine: http://www.fourseasonsheatingcooling.com/

    They did a cleaning/check for about $90 (I think that price is on their site).

    I have no connection to this business, just was told by a friend they were good/honest.

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