47 hours ago

Updated 30 min 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.

  • Hi Kathleen, Heather is running in the 38th Ward, and this post is about the 39th, so I'm not sure if you meant to comment in the 38th Ward post, or if you just wanted say that you like Heather. Either way, have a great Thanksgiving! :)

  • Kathleen Boyle Your dog's best friend! (Taking real estate break)

    Even when awake with a sick child, that'll teach me to EB at 2am!!! LOL! Too tired to read straight!

15 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Dog needs foster or adopter

This one year old shepherd mix was abandoned by its owner and left to be euthanized. He has some behavioral issues but will become your buddy if you give him treats and spend time with him. He needs a foster or adopter to socialize him. He is currently living in a cage so anyone that can work with him would help him.

8 hours ago

Street Parking limitations start Monday 12/1

Beginning Dec. 1 at 3 a.m., the Winter Overnight Parking Ban goes into effect.

Chicago drivers should be on the lookout for signs that ban parking on "critical arterial" streets from 3 a.m. to 7 a.m.,

Violators may get slammed with a $150 (minimum) towing fee, $60 ticket and a daily storage fee of $20. Cars will be towed to auto pounds at either 10301 S. Doty Ave. or 701 N. Sacramento Ave.

Remember the little ditty:

"Red White and...

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Beginning Dec. 1 at 3 a.m., the Winter Overnight Parking Ban goes into effect.

Chicago drivers should be on the lookout for signs that ban parking on "critical arterial" streets from 3 a.m. to 7 a.m.,

Violators may get slammed with a $150 (minimum) towing fee, $60 ticket and a daily storage fee of $20. Cars will be towed to auto pounds at either 10301 S. Doty Ave. or 701 N. Sacramento Ave.

Remember the little ditty:

"Red White and Blue: after two
Red and White - no overnight"

No overnight parking, snow or no snow:
http://www.cityofchicago.org/content/dam/city/depts/streets/supp_info/Snow20112012/Snow%202013%20-%202014/2014_15_Winter_Overnight_Parking_Ban_Map.pdf

No parking anytime after 2 inches of snowfall:
http://www.cityofchicago.org/content/dam/city/depts/streets/supp_info/Snow20112012/Snow%202013%20-%202014/2014_15_Winter_Overnight_Parking_Ban_Map.pdf

How long after the 2-inch snowfall can parking return? I have no idea, but I think sometime after the snowplowing is finished. (Nobody ever seems to have an answer to this question!)

33 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Christmas Tree Options

Hi everyone! My family and I moved to AP recently. We've been wondering: what places around our area (St. Louis and Cullom) sell live Christmas trees? Are there any lots around or businesses that have them available? We don't have a car and I wouldn't mind a (hopefully) short walk. Thank you in advance for your help.

  • Lella, I had totally forgotten about that store, despite doing the majority of our shopping at Tony's. Thanks for reminding me of its existence!

  • You're welcome!

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2 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

These cats will be euthanized

These cats were abandoned after their owner passed away. They will be euthanized soon. Looking for someone that may be able to take them so they can live out the rest of their lives. They are about 17 years old.

  • CACC the city shelter is FULL right now. If you have room in your home to foster, please contact any of the rescues listed above to fill out a foster app. You'll save TWO lives: the animal who comes into your home and the animal who gets that cage. Every rescue I know needs more fosters, and it's FREE. Not to mention, good for the soul!

  • Lulu's Locker and Friends of CACC rescue both dogs and cats. PAWS also has a foster program. And Young at Heart specializes in seniors <3

35 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Snow shoveling for condo?

Does anyone have a recommendation for snow removal for the season?

  • Call Saima @847-571-6248, we offer snow removal service.

  • I would ask the owner/manager of any nearby businesses who they use and then call to find out if they would take care of your property also.

4 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Best car repair shop?

What are your favorite car repair shops--for brakes, etc? Thanks!

  • Tas mania Devil Irving and california

    Don't go to B an L auto on kedzie 3 cars sent there and well less then satisfactory.

  • zippy8 mostly happy resident

    For Hondas only Haas on W. Montrose. I've gone to them for 10 years. Reliable, honest and fairly priced. Do not use Carrs Honda. They lied and said I needed new brakes when I didn't. Obviously dealers are over priced.

5 days ago

Updated 13 hours ago

ELSTON AVE CTA BUS SERVICE - Let's get it back!

Call your local alderman's office! Request that they attend the meeting being held by the 33rd ward's Transportation Action Committee at Ald. Deb Mell's office January 22, 2015 7:00-8:00p 3649 N. Kedzie Ave. (Addison/Kedzie). Reinstating discontinued bus service on Elston is more important that ever. Let's get our alderman's to put it back on CTA's agenda. Remember in the 1980s when Elston was an industrial corridor? Well, that is no more! We have commercial businesses and residents that can benefit from this bus route, especially the kids during school hours. We have Charter and Magnet schools all over the city. Let's help get our kids to school! Please spread the word and let's make it happen!

  • Well, once again what began as a simple discussion has dissolved into trading insults. If anyone cares to begin a petition to submit to the powers that be at the CTA, please let me know. I will be very happy to sign. Short of that, I'm opting out of this thread.

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

    Start a petition:

    https://www.change.org/start-a-petition

    Come back here, let us know, send us the link.

Nov 12

Updated 20 hours ago

Abandoned Vehicle laws/ordinances

There is an old, funky looking white Ford Bronco that has been parked on Spaulding just north of Irving Park for the past 4 weeks. Hasn't moved once.

What is the statute on abandoned vehicles? To my knowledge a vehicle is considered abandoned if it has not moved for over 1 week.

What can I do to get this vehicle relocated, aside from waiting for the next street cleaning day? How do you prove a vehicle hasn't moved for an extended period of time?

  • Call your Police District CAPS office.....they've been pretty helpful.

  • Tas mania Devil Irving and california

    @jrsone32

    Ok Sara from Paulina good for u.....parking by me is tight and spots shouldnt be monopolized for weeks on end

    Really your neighbors have the same right and pay their dues to park on that same street.

    If the cars plates are up to date and has a city...

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    @jrsone32

    Ok Sara from Paulina good for u.....parking by me is tight and spots shouldnt be monopolized for weeks on end

    Really your neighbors have the same right and pay their dues to park on that same street.

    If the cars plates are up to date and has a city sticker with not visible evidence of being stolen the police are not going to bother with it.

    I mean have some of you people become then bored you're worried about parked cars for over a week not moving? My god some of you really need to find more activities to get involved with.

    Unreal

Nov 18

Updated 22 hours ago

Anyone send infants to Irving Park Early Learning Center?

I am returning to work in January and we are looking at enrolling our son, who will be 3 months old, in the infant program at Irving Park Early Learning Center. We like what we see from the tours and the tuition is very affordable, but I wanted to post here to see if other parents have experience with their daycare, especially in the infant program, and what it's been like.

Feel free to email me directly: raz.katherine [at] gmail.com.

Thanks!

  • We are touring IPELC tomorrow, as well, for infant care. I'll contact you directly if at any point we come across need-to-know information.

26 hours ago

Winter overnight parking ban begins on Monday Dec 1st

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/redeye-overnight-parking-ban-starts-20141125-story.html

Starting early Monday, the winter overnight parking ban starts. Regardless of snow, parking is banned from 3 a.m. to 7 a.m. from Dec. 1-April 1 on 107 miles of main streets where permanent no-parking signs are erected.

Drivers who ignore the signs can have their cars towed, get hit with a $60 ticket, and pay $150 towing fee and $20 daily storage fee.

That's a total of $230 of fees and fines if you pick up the car from the auto pound on the 1st day.

4 days ago

Updated 28 hours ago

Speed Camera between 4800 and 4900 W Lawrence infront of the car wash place

Just noticed this week that the speed limit for that area is at 25 mph instead of the usual 30 mph. Having lived in the Mayfair area for almost 30 years, I never knew that stretch of Lawrence was 25 mph !!

So, Ald Arena, where are the speed limit signs in that area? How do motorists know when the 25mph begins/ends and when 30mph begins ?

  • smartypants LifeLongCityGirl

    Bob, signage isn't always that clear. If one enters from a side street it may be where there is not a visible speed limit sign....this is why I still use my old Garmin Nuvi. It tells me what the speed limits are all the time...even when I have not yet...

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    Bob, signage isn't always that clear. If one enters from a side street it may be where there is not a visible speed limit sign....this is why I still use my old Garmin Nuvi. It tells me what the speed limits are all the time...even when I have not yet encountered a sign on the street where I'm driving. It's crazy how long you can drive on parts of Western Ave before encountering a sign. Newbies always think Western must be at least 40 mph up north where there's little traffic and 2 lanes in each direction.

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

    Congrats to any driver who can get up to 30 or even 25 on that stretch of Lawrence, especially during hours when students are traveling to and from school.

2 days ago

Updated 30 hours ago

TV and Vanity

Hi everyone! I am pregnant with my first baby and desperately have been trying to rid my apartment of a good TV and brand new vanity. Am willing to sell super cheap.

Here are my craigslist ads:

http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/fuo/4775296143.html

http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/ele/4770373458.html

Thank you!

  • MandaLeigh Here I Is.

    Kelly, is the vanity still for sale? I'd love to take it off your hands!

  • Manda, yes it is! I have a couple interested parties, so if you want to check it out, feel free to come by tonight!

33 hours ago

We are new to the neighborhood

Hi guys!! We are Cafe Urbano, we just opened our doors yesterday and would love it if you came to check us out. We have a great coffee selection as well as some delicious sandwiches ,soups and tostadas. We are located in the corner of Elston and Avers. Hope to see you soon.

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Oct 16

Updated 42 hours ago

Squirrels (or raccoon) in house

We need help removing wildlife from our house. We have squirrels or perhaps a raccoon living in the space between our top two floors. It is beyond our control. Can any suggest a wildlife removal company? And a roofing company? Thanks!!!

  • Star Roofing 773-588-6550

  • smartypants LifeLongCityGirl

    (773)491-8420....I'm hoping this is the company we used (why I store a phone number as "animals" is beyond me...But we had a HUGE raccoon and squirrel problem in our attic and the guys we used were inexpensive and so nice and the creatures were
    chased out, the roof holes repaired, and we haven't had a problem in over a year.
    Hope it gets solved for you.

2 days ago

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B96 And Pepsi At Walgreens With FREE Jingle Bash Tickets On 11/30!

4010 W. Lawrence Avenue

...LIVE from 12pm til 5pm at Walgreens located in Chicago at 4010 W. Lawrence Ave ( Lawrence & Pulaski). We'll be giving away lots of FREE B96 Pepsi Jingle Bash tickets. Stop by...

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Why I Support the Sauganash Sounds and You Should Too

Greetings my many neighbors!

I'm asking you to support the Sauganash Sounds with a financial donation to this very important community newspaper. I am again making a donation this year. Donations can be mailed to Sounds Donation Drive, ATTN: Julie Gay, 22 Alice Lane, Lake Barrington, IL 60010.

Supporting the Sounds with a donation is important. As a longtime self-professed "community guy", the Sounds provides localized information on what is going on in a whole bunch of NW neighborhoods. The...

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Greetings my many neighbors!

I'm asking you to support the Sauganash Sounds with a financial donation to this very important community newspaper. I am again making a donation this year. Donations can be mailed to Sounds Donation Drive, ATTN: Julie Gay, 22 Alice Lane, Lake Barrington, IL 60010.

Supporting the Sounds with a donation is important. As a longtime self-professed "community guy", the Sounds provides localized information on what is going on in a whole bunch of NW neighborhoods. The information is often tailored exactly to a specific community. The newspaper is responsive to the civics in our area and talks about individual neighbors. All of this would already be worth my and your donation.

But what is most important to me as a community guy, is with the Sounds we increase our ability to build community and do democracy. Building community starts with being informed but moves towards getting involved. I read the Sounds seeing that all of the events and activities listed invite you and me to get involved with other citizens. When done right, whether or not successful, along the way community is built. "We are better together" is one of my many sayings.

The Sounds also allows us to do democracy. Democracy belongs to the people, not the political parties, government or even elected officials. Like community, democracy requires citizens who are informed, connected with one another, understand the common challenges they face and determined to solve those challenges. No citizen stands alone so the massing of more citizens around an issue is required to solve challenges. The Sounds provides an open platform for a variety of voices to be heard in the democratic arena whether those are for or against.

Thank you Sounds for information, introducing us to each other, letting us know what's going on, building community and doing democracy. All of this more than merits my donation once again this year. I ask you to do the same.

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

    I'd rather support someone local than support someone who moved far away.

    Shop local.

  • J

    The Lake Barrington address is that of the daughter-in-law of one of the Sounds’ founders, Nyra Gay. It really does not matter where the contribution is mailed to. Then again, if Bob is so concerned about where payment is received, perhaps he should get involved in the paper and he...

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    The Lake Barrington address is that of the daughter-in-law of one of the Sounds’ founders, Nyra Gay. It really does not matter where the contribution is mailed to. Then again, if Bob is so concerned about where payment is received, perhaps he should get involved in the paper and he can establish a lock box account at a nearby location?

    My resistance to contributing to the Sounds is mostly due to fact that there is very little news in it. Recipes and baby pictures are of little interest to me. I learn about more crime from EveryBlock than I do the Sounds. Every issue is guaranteed at least one picture of Alderman Laurino or State Rep. D’Amico. We know who they are and don’t need semi-monthly reminders. Report real news, instead of being the mouthpiece for the neighborhood’s political family and the paper may find increased support.

2 days ago

Apr 23

Updated 2 days ago

Users on everyblock

neighbors, without sparking to much debate I am curious your views on something. Lots of accusations by many about others having multiple names, then there are the opinions that are often strong and heated by folks who clearly want to remain hidden. These opinions as you know can be everything from neighborhood issues to business reviews. What's your thoughts on that issue? Should EB revamp and require neighbors to display who they are? Just general thoughts and I'm sincerely curious what you all think on the subject

  • Dennis 25 year Jefferson Park resident

    So Joanie, are you saying 2 alderman are cyber stalking you?

  • joanie 20+ year Resident of Jefferson Park

    No that isn't what I said nor inferred. I'm someone who actually lives in the community and they know me. They're decent family men and well known because of their positions on the City Council.

Jun 12

Updated 3 days ago

Opinions about Life Performance Gym on Kedzie, f/k/a BodyWorx

Hi - noticed this gym last weekend and was hoping to get people's updated opinions on it, since previous posts/Yelp reviews were quite negative. Apparently many people were upset at the outset when it was called BodyWorx and they signed people up before it opened and continued to charge their cards despite the fact that is was under construction for several more years. Now it appears to be a functional gym, but any positives or negatives from my neighbors? Thanks! Catherine

  • NCV

    I'm going to my bank tomorrow to ask about a chargeback on the membership. Not sure what the likelihood that they'll be able to help out since I signed back in May and there's already been talk of a "refund," but still worth trying. Will update.

  • We just signed up with the Ravenswood LA Fitness. Immense with lots of machines, a pool and classes. So far so good.

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Shots Fired Thursday night - Patrick Henry

My son said he heard three gunshots last night about 10:45 pm. He said several police cars responded but didn't know if they stopped (he saw them driving by). This is getting ridiculous that we're hearing shots so often. I mean, honestly, it's ridiculous to hear gunshots at all. Why do we put up with this BS?

  • @ Jeanne G ...If one of the guns used in gang violence in that area was purchashed/registered via legal channels, I will blow the entire zipcode. NRA is garbage but so is your argument. We need a law that anyone in possession of handgun that is not registered gets a 10 yr mandatory and the issue will go away.

  • B Dover you're so spot on. Right now, they're doing 6 months for possession and most will take the risk.

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5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Man tried to lure boy into car with candy in Albany Park

Police are searching for a man who tried to lure a 12-year-old boy into his car by offering candy Thursday afternoon in the Albany Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

The boy was approached by the man driving a four-door vehicle about 4 p.m. near Argyle and Kenneth, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.

The man offered the boy candy from the driver’s side window and intended to lure the boy into the vehicle, police said.

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Police are searching for a man who tried to lure a 12-year-old boy into his car by offering candy Thursday afternoon in the Albany Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

The boy was approached by the man driving a four-door vehicle about 4 p.m. near Argyle and Kenneth, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.

The man offered the boy candy from the driver’s side window and intended to lure the boy into the vehicle, police said.

The boy said “no” and ran away to safety, police said.

The man spoke broken English and is described as about 65 to 70 years old, with a white mustache, red discoloration on his neck, wrinkled skin and a pasty, white complexion, police said. He was wearing a black skull cap and a brown jacket.

The vehicle is described as an older model, four-door car with black tires.

Anyone with information on the attempted child luring should contact Area North detectives at (312) 744-8261.

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CPD COMMUNITY ALERT - Attempt Luring (P14-N-197) 17th Dist

Detective Division – Area North

Community Alert

Alert #P14-N-197

November 20, 2014

Wanted for Attempt Kidnapping / Luring of Youth

017th District ( Albany Park)

About This Crime

· On Thursday, November 20, 2014, at approximately 4:00p.m, a twelve-year-old male juvenile was approached by an unknown male driving a tan 4door vehicle at the intersection of Argyle and Kenneth. The unknown male engaged the juvenile in conversation from the driver's side window while offering candy with the intention of luring...

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Detective Division – Area North

Community Alert

Alert #P14-N-197

November 20, 2014

Wanted for Attempt Kidnapping / Luring of Youth

017th District ( Albany Park)

About This Crime

· On Thursday, November 20, 2014, at approximately 4:00p.m, a twelve-year-old male juvenile was approached by an unknown male driving a tan 4door vehicle at the intersection of Argyle and Kenneth. The unknown male engaged the juvenile in conversation from the driver's side window while offering candy with the intention of luring the minor into the vehicle. The victim responded “no” and fled to safety.

About The Offender

· The Offender is described as an unknown male white, with a pasty white complexion, wrinkled skin, a white mustache and red discoloration on his neck. The Offender was approximately 65-70 years of age who spoke broken English. The Offender was wearing a black skull cap and brown jacket.

About The Vehicle

. The vehicle is described as an older model four door tan sedan with black tires.

What You Can Do

· Be aware of this situation and alert your neighbors.

· Call 911 to report any suspicious persons, vehicles or activity in your neighborhood.

· Do not let children walk alone. Identify safe havens along your child's route to school, such as businesses or trusted neighbors.

· Find out how to start a Parent Patrol or Walking School Bus Program at your child’s school. Call the CAPS Implementation Office at 312-747-9987 for more information on this and other safety programs.

If you have any information about this incident,

Please call the Area North Detective Division at (312) 744-8261

Anonymous Tips can be submitted to TIPSOFT.COM

Reference RD#HX514050

Marty Cook
Chicago Police Department
17th District CAPS Implementation Office
Voice Mail (312) 742-0963

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Roofer referral?

Can anyone refer a good roofer/roofing company? Water is leaking from our top window frame and water marks are visible on our ceiling. Problem is that we are a 4 story building and the area that needs repair is covered with Spanish tile, which a couple contractors said was problematic to work with.

Thanks!

Nov 18

Updated 5 days ago

FAiR Coalition on Chicago Tonight, on Wednesday, December 19, at 7pm on Channel 11 (PBS)

The Fair Allocation in Runways (FAiR) Coalition has been invited once again to be on our region's premiere community news show - Chicago Tonight. FAiR will appear live on Wednesday, December 19 at 7pm on Channel 11 (PBS).

More information about FAiR can be found at www.fairchicago.org. We are also on Facebook and Twitter.

I invite you to join FAiR! We are the leading voice for residents in both the city and suburbs impacted by the October 2013 changes made...

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The Fair Allocation in Runways (FAiR) Coalition has been invited once again to be on our region's premiere community news show - Chicago Tonight. FAiR will appear live on Wednesday, December 19 at 7pm on Channel 11 (PBS).

More information about FAiR can be found at www.fairchicago.org. We are also on Facebook and Twitter.

I invite you to join FAiR! We are the leading voice for residents in both the city and suburbs impacted by the October 2013 changes made to the O'Hare runway takeoff and landing patterns. Those changes were made without any real community input.

In addition, FAiR now includes Midway airport. Changes were made there in February 2014. Not surprsingly, these changes were made without any real community input.

We seek a real seat at the airport decision making table in order to find solutions to the massive increase in planes, noise and pollution over our communities, again done without any real community input.

Questions? Please ask. jac.charlier@gmail.com

See you in TV Land :)

  • Denise M Seasoned dog owner

    Saw your segment. Very well done. I wish there would have been more time to discuss, but I know nothing will be solved on Chicago Tonight.

  • Jac Charlier AKA Citizen Jac Finding Solutions to Shared Community Challenges

    Thanks Denise. FAiR is having a general meeting on 12/3 from 7-9pm. You can attend that do get updates, ask questions and see what we are doing next. Check it out on www.fairchicago.org

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Chicago Tonight Video of the FAiR Coalition Discussion about O'Hare from November 19, 2014

In case you missed the November 19 Chicago Tonight conversation with the FAiR Coalition, here is the link to the segment: http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2014/11/19/complaints-about-ohare-noise.

Thanks for our tens of hundreds of supports in both the city and suburbs. You are doing great. Keep it up!
You can learn more about FAiR at www.fairchicago.org. We are also on Facebook and Twitter.

Questions? Please ask. Jac.charlier@gmail.com

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