3 hours ago

Updated 11 min ago

Free Microwave, In good Condition!!!!!!!!

Does anyone, need a microwave??? I have a black microwave, I'm trying to get rid of Free of Charge!!!!! In good condition,......You, would only need to pick it up!!!!

4 hours ago

Updated 13 min ago

Jet Noise Bottlenecked in City Council

Nothing's changing ... the jet noise is out of control. Legislation to address it has been held in Aviation Committee since JANUARY. Ald Zalewski is chair http://www.chicago23ward.com/ PHONE him at (773) 582-4444. And then call your alderman repeatedly ... nothing is going to change without a lot of pressure.

  • Alright... Can someone please explain to me what these posts are about??
    Or what exactly do the " Fair skies " signs that I see randomly throughout the neighborhood mean.
    Isn't O'hare airport a world class international hub?
    Isn't Chicago a world class city?
    You can't have one without the...

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    Alright... Can someone please explain to me what these posts are about??
    Or what exactly do the " Fair skies " signs that I see randomly throughout the neighborhood mean.
    Isn't O'hare airport a world class international hub?
    Isn't Chicago a world class city?
    You can't have one without the other.
    Fair skies?? Are you asking that the planes be diverted elsewhere? Are you asking for specified hours of overhead flight?
    Are you wanting the entire international world to abide to your demands so you can have peace in your 200k bungalow?
    Close the airport? Close Chicago?
    What is it exactly do you folks want... You can't have it all.
    No planes, no airport, equals no Chicago as we know it.
    No city services, no emergency services, no parks... And then what?
    I'm not all that fond to the idea of waking up to a place that may resemble a post apocalyptic third world country.
    So please explain to me what the alternative is that you are seeking, and the solutions you have to offer.
    Until then I will just ignore the planes as I have done for many years and be extremely grateful that we have them, as well as our world class airport.

  • Sarah P. 10 year resident Albany Park - condo owner

    @Janeyd -
    I don't completely understand the whole argument, but I do understand the one basic issue and that is the new runway. They created a new runway that increased the amount of air traffic in and out of O'Hare. Residents were assured that the increase in air traffic noise...

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    @Janeyd -
    I don't completely understand the whole argument, but I do understand the one basic issue and that is the new runway. They created a new runway that increased the amount of air traffic in and out of O'Hare. Residents were assured that the increase in air traffic noise would be minimal. The problem is...it wasn't minimal. I can personally deal with the noise and have just accepted it, but If I had lived here for 20 years in a relatively quiet neighborhood where I have built equity in my home, I would be pretty upset about the major increase in air traffic noise. If and when you go to sell your house and property, this could be a factor. I think the long term residents of the neighborhoods have a valid complaint mainly because they were mislead about how much the noise level and air traffic would impact their neighborhoods.

    It's one thing to buy a home with the understanding that you live near an airport or a runway. You know what you are buying into. It's another thing to buy a house in a nice quiet neighborhood, invest in the home and property, live comfortably and quietly for a long time and then have this major change affect both your standard of living and property value. I personally just own a little condo, not worth much to begin with, so I am not as invested in the issue, but I have seriously noticed the air traffic noise increase this past year. I also know that residents were completely mislead about the volume of traffic and noise.

    Yes, I can see how there are more important issues in the city. I get that. But I sympathize with the long time home owners who had no choice in this matter and whoes quality of life and property values may be effected by the change. This is my understanding of the issue. Feel free to disagree or disregard my comments.

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Jun 12

Updated 3 hours ago

Divvy Coming to the 33rd Ward + More

READY TO RIDE: Divvy Coming to the 33rd Ward + More

Divvy Announcement

Alderman Mell has approved the installation of nine Divvy stations in the 33rd Ward. These locations are in addition to proposed stations just outside the ward, including docks at North Park University, Diversey & Richmond, Clark Park, Elston & Montrose, and the Addison and Belmont Blue Line stations. Installation for these stations is scheduled for later this year.

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READY TO RIDE: Divvy Coming to the 33rd Ward + More

Divvy Announcement

Alderman Mell has approved the installation of nine Divvy stations in the 33rd Ward. These locations are in addition to proposed stations just outside the ward, including docks at North Park University, Diversey & Richmond, Clark Park, Elston & Montrose, and the Addison and Belmont Blue Line stations. Installation for these stations is scheduled for later this year.

The new 33rd Ward Divvy stations are as follows:

CTA Kimball Brown Line station
CTA Kedzie Brown Line station
CTA Francisco Brown Line station
Kedzie & Montrose
California & Montrose
Sawyer & Irving Park
California & Byron
Troy & Elston
California & Fletcher

Learn more about Divvy on their website.
http://www.divvybikes.com

Dedicated Bike Lanes

As we announced last week, Alderman Mell recently sent a letter of support to the Department of Planning and Development for the allocation of TIF funds for expansion and addition of bike lanes in the 33rd Ward and connecting to other areas of the city. The allocation will be used to help fund a buffered bike lane on Kedzie Ave from Milwaukee to Addison, and on Elston Ave from Webster to Milwaukee.
Learn more about these and other safe biking efforts on our website.
http://www.33rdward.org/our-community/biking-lanes?utm_source=Week+41+Newsletter+-+6%2F11%2F2014&utm_campaign=Week+41+Newsletter&utm_medium=email

Bikes & Roses

Get your bike ready for the summer (and the upcoming Chicago Bike Week) at a great bike shop right here in the ward.
Bikes & Roses is a youth-led bike shop sponsored by the Albany Park Neighborhood Council. They are dedicated to teaching youth valuable skills while promoting a healthy biking lifestyle.
This shop is located at 4751 N. Kedzie. Hours: Monday - Friday (11am - 7pm); Saturday (12 - 5pm.)

Keep up with Bikes & Roses on their Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/apnc1

  • Irving Bark Fined and ticketed to death

    Seems like a little over saturation

    Kedzie & Montrose
    California & Montrose
    Sawyer & Irving Park
    California & Byron

    These locations are pretty close to each other, I doubt they would be profitable over a year but who knows?

  • PrettyBrownEyes Hello, Im part of the Cvpp Program nd Mentoring Pr

    One can only wait and see!!!!!!

14 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Catalytic converter

They like Hondas and cavaliers. Get an alarm that goes off when car is moved...and get a dash video cam.

  • ChiTownBiker biker in West Town/Humboldt/Ravenswood

    please don't get an alarm that goes off, for everybody's sanity's sake!

  • PrettyBrownEyes Hello, Im part of the Cvpp Program nd Mentoring Pr

    I agree, I just hate those alarms, going off at anytime day or night... very annoying I feel your pain:)I have neighbors, that there alarm's go off at all hours, of the night nd I just want to go outside and bash, the car in myself but, one cannot do that so, for now I guess, I will just deal with it for a while longer... But, Please don't temp,,,,,, me:)

3 days ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Date Night

So rather than doing the same old "dinner and a movie" routine, I want to think outside the box for our future date nights. I figured our Everyblock community would be an awesome idea generator. So neighbors what good options for live music, comedy shows, other entertainment do we have here on the NW side? I am thinking we'll check out a performance at the Gift Theater and visit the new Sip and Paint. What else?

  • Susan Long-time Jeff Park resident

    One of the best dates my husband and I had (if you can get away overnight) was at the Fireside dinner theater in Ft. Atkinson, WI. It is about 2-1/2 hours away. They have a gourmet dinner, a little shopping, and then some of the best theater I've seen outside of downtown Chicago. Then you stay overnight (Johnson Creek is a good place). The hotel right by the property was NOT recommended the last time I went. I really like some of the suggestions above, too--they show great imagination!

  • There's always a night out bowling as well. If you feel neither of you is very good, that just adds to the fun, You're sure to have lots of laughs.

7 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

LOST DOG

Just wanted to get the word out there - My co-worker lost her dog this morning around the Belmont and Troy area. Unfortunately his tag fell off when he ran from the yard. He's a puggle mix named Ivan. If you find him, please feel free to email me or post. Thank you!

  • PrettyBrownEyes Hello, Im part of the Cvpp Program nd Mentoring Pr

    I hope you find your dog!!! Good Luck!!! I know how much you must be missing him:)

15 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Palmer School

We just settled an offer on a house in North Mayfair that is only a few blocks from Palmer School.We are considering keeping out kids at their current school, or changing their school to Palmer. I'm curious about how the community feels about their school. If you could share your thoughts and opinions, I would so appreciate it! Thank you.

10 hours 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!

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2 days ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Sewer Project/Parking Issue

So, it looks like our fine city is finally beginning the sewer project on Wilson (and maybe Montrose) from Kedzie to Kimball, and including Sawyer, Spaulding & Christiana. I can see that signs are already posted on Wilson and at least the first block of Spaulding (very possibly on all side streets) that there will be no parking from 7AM - 4PM on both sides.

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So, it looks like our fine city is finally beginning the sewer project on Wilson (and maybe Montrose) from Kedzie to Kimball, and including Sawyer, Spaulding & Christiana. I can see that signs are already posted on Wilson and at least the first block of Spaulding (very possibly on all side streets) that there will be no parking from 7AM - 4PM on both sides.

We have called Alderman Mell's office to NO avail. (We have also repeatedly called her for loose manhole covers and dead tree branches that will probably (eventually) fall down and impale someone on a busy corner.)

It's maddening to think that no one has thought about the parking problem this incurs, and even worse that no one cares! (OBVIOUSLY none of the "powers to be" live in this part of Albany Park.) Our condo association, as well as neighbors, are outraged. In a neighborhood that already has a parking problem, WHERE are all of these cars to go??

Does anyone have any productive ideas or effective contacts?

Thanks!
Happy Tuesday!

  • Lucas H Albany Park and Loving It

    Problem with removing permit parking on Eastwood or Leland would be a ton of people filling the roads to hop on the brown line. Pretty sure that's why they're permit, even though they have more single-family homes.

  • Jenn WiredCat

    I can't say I'm happy with the entire neighborhood being torn up at one time, nor am I looking forward to the possible unexpected water shut offs. We all know that communication from the city is rather poor, but Mell has been sending out emails about the project, and hopefully...

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    I can't say I'm happy with the entire neighborhood being torn up at one time, nor am I looking forward to the possible unexpected water shut offs. We all know that communication from the city is rather poor, but Mell has been sending out emails about the project, and hopefully she will be able to inform us about shutoffs in some timely manner. It appears that the entire grid from Kedzie to Kimball, Montrose to Wilson for an entire month will be difficult to navigate for residents. And, yes, I have no idea where people are going to park their cars. I just hope in the long run this will make things better for residents, less flooding, better drainage, etc.

    I'm just glad that I don't work nights. I will feel sorry for those on the night shift that will have to try to sleep during the day during all the construction noise.

    In the meantime, I'm waiting to see what the impact will really be on the neighborhood. Sure the signs worry me, but It's one of those things I just cannot worry about until it actually starts to happen, and we see the impact. We can then show proof that it will be a problem in the neighborhood.

    I used to live in a neighborhood that had permit parking, and it really didn't help with parking availability. It was never enforced, despite multiple calls to 311 about cars that didn't belong. Again, other neighborhoods may have better enforcement, and it does work, but I haven't seen it work effectively - yet.

    It also doesn't help when there are multiple vehicles to one home/apartment. It's not something we can change, but it's still frustrating.

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5 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Places to study with free wifi?

Are there good places to study in Albany Park that also have free wifi. Starbucks is pretty good, but looking to find other good places. I appreciate your suggestions.

2 days ago

Updated 27 hours ago

LOST CAT - Pinky (male, white/ginger)

URGENT - PLEASE SHARE! My cat Pinky went missing last night in the neighborhood of Berteau & Kimball (Irving Park/Albany Park) in Chicago. He's extremely friendly and is probably terrified. I'm really worried! He's mostly white with some ginger coloring and a striped tail. IF ANYONE SEES HIM, PLEASE CALL 773-552-5656. Please share!

  • That's great news! :)

  • Lukie 25 year resident of North Park

    OH, such great news!
    Next time --let's hope there isn't a next time--go out and call call call his name. A scared cat will not emerge unless he hears that familiar voice and his name.

Aug 13

Updated 29 hours ago

P-Street Designation for 33rd Ward Business Strips Moves Forward at City Hall

A few months ago, a proposed suburban-style Walgreens, across the street from the Kimball Brown Line station in Albany Park, inspired a campaign to ban car-centric development in the neighborhood’s vibrant retail districts. Now, an ordinance to officially classify stretches of Montrose, Lawrence, and Kedzie in the neighborhood as Pedestrians Streets, or P-Streets, is moving forward in City Council.

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A few months ago, a proposed suburban-style Walgreens, across the street from the Kimball Brown Line station in Albany Park, inspired a campaign to ban car-centric development in the neighborhood’s vibrant retail districts. Now, an ordinance to officially classify stretches of Montrose, Lawrence, and Kedzie in the neighborhood as Pedestrians Streets, or P-Streets, is moving forward in City Council.

After residents objected to Walgreens’ plan to build the drugstore with a parking lot occupying the southwest corner of the Lawrence/Kimball intersection, 33rd Ward Alderman Deb Mell asked the company to go back to the drawing board to create a more walkable design. Walgreens still hasn’t provided an alternative plan. Meanwhile, the alderman asked the Chicago Department of Transportation to look at the possibility of creating P-street designations along several business corridors in the ward.

The designation is intended to prevent development that encourages driving and discourages walking, biking, and transit use. It forbids the creation of new driveways, and requires that the whole building façade be adjacent to the sidewalk. The main entrance must be located on the P-Street, and at least 60 percent of the façade between four and ten feet above the sidewalk must be windows.

The whole story:
http://chi.streetsblog.org/2014/08/12/p-street-designation-for-33rd-ward-business-strips-moves-forward-at-city-hall/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GridChicago+%28Streetsblog+Chicago%29

  • Dan on Monticello Neighborhood Guy

    PO in AP:
    If you really need to know the answer to question #5, i've been to Payless several times, twice making a purchase. Huddle House (if that's part of the plan) several times, sometimes by myself, sometimes with a friend.

    But you know whet? That doesn't matter. I've not...

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    PO in AP:
    If you really need to know the answer to question #5, i've been to Payless several times, twice making a purchase. Huddle House (if that's part of the plan) several times, sometimes by myself, sometimes with a friend.

    But you know whet? That doesn't matter. I've not shopped at the Sexy Girls of The Hollywood or the Korean Bakery; that doesn't mean they're ripe for teardown.
    Apparently, SOMEONE is shopping at Payless and the other stores since they are STILL IN BUSINESS. If the owners of these business believe they are in a location that works for them, that's great. Best wishes to them all.

    Do I shop at Walgreens? Yes, very often. They sell the type of everyday goods that people purchase on a daily basis (unlike shoes, which are bought less frequently).
    And Walgreens has locations all over, some 24 hours so i don't need to go more than a few blocks to find one. A new store at Lawrence and Kimball would be closer to my home, but i'm okay with walking an extra block.

    Duplication of another already over-represnted store doesn't do much for the diversity of retail options. If others feel differently, fine. But let's not do this foolishly.

    As to #1 and #2... the litter / landscape issue...
    The development at Lawrence and Pulaski was not a bad thing. The predictably crummy maintenance is; it well-illustrates my concerns.

    I'm certainly not blaming the developers for litter; that's the fault of our filthy fellow citizens that have no regard the area.

    That being the case; it's not a good idea to construct the ideal breeding ground for this sickening behavior that is NOT going to go away any time soon. In a sense, this could be seen as similar to erecting an "attractive nuisance."

  • Dan on Monticello Neighborhood Guy

    Everything in this world is designed by taking into account human behavior patterns (good, bad or neutral) and then attempting to subtly change them or simply accommodate in ways that lessen the negative impacts.

    People use parking lots to clean out their cars (ashtrays, fast food wrappers, packaging, diapers, etc)...

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    Everything in this world is designed by taking into account human behavior patterns (good, bad or neutral) and then attempting to subtly change them or simply accommodate in ways that lessen the negative impacts.

    People use parking lots to clean out their cars (ashtrays, fast food wrappers, packaging, diapers, etc) all discreetly slipped out the door. Not the developer's fault, but...
    It's GOING TO HAPPEN.
    So put THAT behind the store.

    As to the landscape issue, i think you missed my point. The landscape that gets put in usually looks nice in all of these developments.
    At first.

    THEN it degenerates into a trash pit with weeds, dying untrimmed trees and shrubs and the property mangers fail miserably to keep it maintained.
    ALMOST ALWAYS.
    Especially in high customer-traffic areas; selling many of the things that are consumed immediately and usually left as trash.
    It's GOING TO HAPPEN.
    So put THAT behind the store.

    Leaving garbage behind is the fault of the litters. Cleaning it up, emptying the trash cans regularly and landscape care is the responsibility of the property manager.
    And they usually fail miserably in developments like this.

    As to question #4...
    I agree, the scenarios are not remotely comparable. How about the Walgreens at Belmont and Sheffield then? Right near a train station and buses. A mix of apartment buildings, 2/3/etc flats and single family homes.

    Again, i'm not pig-headedly against redeveloping this area if that's what the parties involved can agree on. I just don't want the streetscape further wounded with ugly littered asphalt and people idling their cars, radios blasting waiting for a parking spot open up, sending all their exhaust onto the sidewalks. And then dump their ashtrays out.
    It's GOING TO HAPPEN.
    So put THAT behind the store.

30 hours ago

Updated 30 hours ago

Found Cat

Hello! I found a small cat (around 6-8 months old)...he was just wandering around kedzie looking completely lost. He definitely doesn't seem like a stray; he is very friendly and I hope to return him to his owners. He is grey with darker grey stripes, and bright green eyes. Let me know if you hear of anyone looking for this little guy!

3 days ago

Updated 33 hours ago

Wowwwww!!!! Eugene Field

Ok, I will admit that sometimes I often do not see the forest for the trees and blah blah blah (or however that saying goes) but I am ashamed to say that I did not see how pretty Eugene Field is, and I've driven past that place many times, and taken the shortcut by the field house to get home at night and it never registered one single blip on my "Interesting Place" radar. Who knew we could have all...

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Ok, I will admit that sometimes I often do not see the forest for the trees and blah blah blah (or however that saying goes) but I am ashamed to say that I did not see how pretty Eugene Field is, and I've driven past that place many times, and taken the shortcut by the field house to get home at night and it never registered one single blip on my "Interesting Place" radar. Who knew we could have all those pretty wild flowers in our little corner of Albany Park. It's almost like being out in the country for a second (if you tune out the wail of the ambulance on it's way to Swedish Covenant). Maybe I drove past it during the wrong season, but I don't remember all that being there. How did I miss the little marshland/wetland riverbed habitat...geez I must have had my blinders on for sure. But it's beautiful. So pretty I grabbed my camera and used it as a backdrop for my little one's "First Day of PreSchool" photos.... I was amazed at the results.... I couldn't have done better if I had drove all the way out to the Morton Arboretum or to the Chicago Botanic garden. I tried to pull up some background on it, but there isn't much on the web. Does anyone know the history of it????? But I definitely suggest everyone get out and stroll through or takes some photos before the flowers die off....they are simply riotous in all their color and glory.....

  • Dan on Monticello Neighborhood Guy

    for some odd reason, not all my posts are appearing... i'm going to blame at&t; which is so much easier than taking responsibility for my own incompetence :)

    Chandra... be assured that no one is knocking you for your appreciation of the park; it IS lovely right now and should...

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    for some odd reason, not all my posts are appearing... i'm going to blame at&t; which is so much easier than taking responsibility for my own incompetence :)

    Chandra... be assured that no one is knocking you for your appreciation of the park; it IS lovely right now and should be appreciated by anyone that gets a moment to visit.

    It's just that this project has quite a few technical issues that have not been fixed; and a few unintended consequences that have been (so far) ignored by the City. For those of us living nearby, these are profound issues.

    But, by all means, enjoy the park while it's at its peak beauty. It has continued to get better each year, and i hope that continues.

  • Dan, i've had the same issue with posts not showing up when using my android phone.

35 hours ago

Fun for the Children

Ariel E. Reboyras, Alderman, 30th Ward is hosting the
11th Annual Back to School Health Fair
School Immunizations, School Dental exams,
activities for children, Police and Fire information, CTA information, County Care information, Haircuts for boys ages 6-10, Backpacks for first 500 children ages 5-13, & much more….
Riis Park Field House
6100 W. Fullerton Ave.
Thursday
August 21, 2014
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
For further information please call 773-794-3095

35 hours ago

Weekend Fun Time!

Alderman Ariel Reboyas & Offbeat Presents are very proud to announce the 1st annual BC Street Festival this September in the Belmont-Central neighborhood of Chicago. Having the full support of Alderman Reboyras and the Belmont-Central Chamber Of Commerce, BC Fest is set to be the ultimate experience. So mark your calendars for September 6th & 7th and be a part of the 1st annual BC Festival!
Their will be Menudo, Mondongo and a lot of other foods! Music! Plenty of fun for the children because they are going to have a CARNIVAL!

Belmont & Central Ave Chicago, Illinois

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5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Underground blasts tied to Deep Tunnel on tap for Northwest Side

Starting as soon as December, residents of a Northwest Side neighborhood are expected to hear something unusual interrupting the winter soundscape — explosions.

The explosions planned near the crossing of Lavergne and Lawrence avenues are part of a broader project aimed at improving drainage and preventing basement flooding in the surrounding area, according to a city document explaining the project. The Northwest Side work, scheduled to end in December 2015 at an approximate cost of $19.7 million, will involve installing shafts to tie the sewers into the Deep Tunnel system, the massive regional flood and pollution control project that remains under construction, Litherland said.

The rest of the story...
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-northwest-side-underground-explosions-met-20140815-story.html

  • Kim R. Biker, designer, AP resident

    Bob, you are an amazing wealth of chicago information. Thanks!!

2 days ago

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Aug 14

Updated 2 days ago

Blue Angels or American Airlines?

It's really sad when I can't tell the sound apart from the jets flying overhead practicing for the Air Show, and the jets flying overhead landing at O'Hare. It sounds identical to me.

  • To answer your question, I did research the neighborhood, when I moved in, in 2006, and nowhere did anyone publish that the new flight paths would be affecting us like this. The Sun Times has written an article exposing the FAA for deliberately misleading people.

    http://politics.suntimes.com/article/chicago/three-illinois-us-reps-ask-faa-new-hearings-o%E2%80%99hare-noise/thu-06192014-404pm

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    To answer your question, I did research the neighborhood, when I moved in, in 2006, and nowhere did anyone publish that the new flight paths would be affecting us like this. The Sun Times has written an article exposing the FAA for deliberately misleading people.

    http://politics.suntimes.com/article/chicago/three-illinois-us-reps-ask-faa-new-hearings-o%E2%80%99hare-noise/thu-06192014-404pm

    Yes, we had air traffic - many different directions, quite a bit higher, and sometimes a low flying aircraft. Pretty tolerable, for the most part.

    The difference is the new flight configuration which has 70% of all flights landing over our houses, much lower than before, and all giant jets. I personally saw the 787 Dreamliner yesterday, scream over at 3000 feet.

    People most impacted live near Wilson, the new runway from 2013, Pratt, Bryn Mawr, and coming soon the next new runway Berteau in 2015.

    And, to correct you factually, people have, in fact, won property appeals based on aircraft noise.

    http://www.suntimes.com/news/transportation/26768445-418/homeowners-upset-over-ohare-noise-win-property-tax-appeals.html

    How much are people willing to tolerate ?

    Planes ? Get used to it...
    Graffitti ? Get used to it...
    Gangs ? Get used to it...
    Shootings ? Get used to it...

    I'm sorry, but I don't see why this makes for decent places to live.

  • Chris dance this mess around

    From_Chicago, thanks for clarifying your statement, I thought you were implying something else.

    I have been in IP neighborhood for 6 years, planes were not noticeable until this year, to me. And yes, they do sometimes fly low over IP/AP. And yes, I did research the pros and cons before...

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    From_Chicago, thanks for clarifying your statement, I thought you were implying something else.

    I have been in IP neighborhood for 6 years, planes were not noticeable until this year, to me. And yes, they do sometimes fly low over IP/AP. And yes, I did research the pros and cons before moving here; air traffic wasn't even a blimp on the radar, so to speak.

    FAA and officials lied to you and misrepresented facts on this. I'm not okay with that. And people are filing property tax reductions with this as a cause, and they are winning. In fact, FAIR is hosting a seminar on how to do this Aug 25th.

    Glad they don't bother you, or others. They do bother me, as does the lying and distorted facts from FAA over this. And yes, it will probably just be a new way of life here. But I don't think anyone bothered by this is over reacting or being whiny. Two aldermen and a U.S. Rep are supporting constituents bothered by this.

2 days ago

2 days ago

Chicago Market Co-op Info Session

Chicago Market, a brand new community-owned food co-op forming on the North Side of Chicago, is holding another information session on Tuesday, August 19 at the Copernicus Center at 5216 W Lawrence Ave from 7 - 8 pm.

Come learn about the co-op, meet Chicago Market Steering Committee members and current Owners, and become a Founding Owner. RSVP at http://www.chicagomarket.coop/info-session-august-19.

We will also be at the Green City Market in Lincoln Park on Wednesday and Saturday of this week. Save...

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Chicago Market, a brand new community-owned food co-op forming on the North Side of Chicago, is holding another information session on Tuesday, August 19 at the Copernicus Center at 5216 W Lawrence Ave from 7 - 8 pm.

Come learn about the co-op, meet Chicago Market Steering Committee members and current Owners, and become a Founding Owner. RSVP at http://www.chicagomarket.coop/info-session-august-19.

We will also be at the Green City Market in Lincoln Park on Wednesday and Saturday of this week. Save the date for another information session at Sulzer Library on August 30.

***

Chicago Market's #1000in100 Campaign for 1,000 Owners in 100 days is booming. We now have a remarkable 336 Owners!

For more information, see our "10 Things Everyone Wants to know about Chicago Market" at http://www.chicagomarket.coop/10_things_everybody_wants_to_know_about_chicago_market

Check out Momma Cuisine's wonderful blog post about Chicago Market here at http://mommacuisine.com/2014/08/06/chicago-market-wants-to-change-the-way-you-shop-for-groceries/

Hear our recent WBEZ interview on the Afternoon Shift with Monica Eng and Louisa Chu at https://soundcloud.com/afternoonshiftwbez/chewing-the-fat-icy-treats-desserts-and-food-co-ops

Become a Founding Owner at www.chicagomarket.coop/join

We would like to thank the Chicago community for your ongoing support in our #1000in100 campaign to recruit 1,000 Owners in 100 days.

Best,
Greg Berlowitz
Founder, Steering Committee
Chicago Market - A Community Co-op
www.chicagomarket.coop
info@chicagomarket.coop

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Taste of Polonia Questions

Does anyone know if there will be a separate entrance fee for the kids activities? I think there was one last year? If yes, any idea of the amount? Can't find any info on the event's website :(

  • Big Oaks Big Oaks resident since 1979

    I'm not going but I checked out 2 websites. The sandwich making contest is free as is the clown, puppet, bounce house, etc, etc. You pay $7 for people 13 and up and that's it. Of course you pay for food and the casino and bingo type games. And all the stage shows for adults and kids are free. At least that's the way I read it.

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Pot holes and streets situation

What do we have to do so Wilson st between Kilbourn and Kenton is fixed? I noticed the city did a mediocre job and covered the pot holes. On Kenneth and Wilson, we also have a big pot hole and they just put a metalic plate to cover it up. The streets in the neighborhood have been a mess since winter. I understand it was a rough winter, but its almost August already and this should have been addressed by now. Where is our Alderman???

  • On the Mayfair Library corner there is a new surface and crosswalk across Lawrence Ave., no potholes (not even those spike holes from the quickly demolished flapover pedestrian crossing signs), and new curb & gutter. The library is right next door to the offices of State Senator D'Amico, Alderman Laurino, Democratic Ward Committeeman Barnett. No actual pothole(s) prior to the resurfacing.

  • I think the stretch on Wilson Nathalia is referring to is actually Kilborn to Kenneth (the K-streets can be confusing!). That stretch of Wilson is a MESS! The patches the city put on those potholes are pathetic, like putting band-aids on gunshot wounds. That street needs to be completely repaved...

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    I think the stretch on Wilson Nathalia is referring to is actually Kilborn to Kenneth (the K-streets can be confusing!). That stretch of Wilson is a MESS! The patches the city put on those potholes are pathetic, like putting band-aids on gunshot wounds. That street needs to be completely repaved before the first snowfall. The first snow plow that hits it will tear it up so badly that it will be completely unusable.

    A related sidenote, I too would like more visibility of Alderman Laurino on Everyblock. I follow the surrounding areas closely on EB and I respect how active Alderman Arena is. It's clear that his ward is improving and I think his efforts play a huge part. Mayfair is a great neighborhood but it can be greatly improved. Whatever it is she's doing to improve it, I don't know. I hope she's as active as her counterparts and if she is, she should chime in more often to keep us informed and engaged.

3 days ago

Ward 39, Sweep Area 8

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4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Condition of Kiwanis Park (N Kimball and W Carmen)

Does anyone else ever visit Kiwanis Park? I know it really falls under North Park but it also falls in the 39th Ward, which is shared with part of Albany Park. It isn't a large park but is almost never taken care of. There are weeds at least six feet tall right now covering everything to the point that it feels like a jungle or nature preserve more than a park. It sits right along the river but you wouldn't...

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Does anyone else ever visit Kiwanis Park? I know it really falls under North Park but it also falls in the 39th Ward, which is shared with part of Albany Park. It isn't a large park but is almost never taken care of. There are weeds at least six feet tall right now covering everything to the point that it feels like a jungle or nature preserve more than a park. It sits right along the river but you wouldn't be able to tell because the weeds are too high to see it.

Almost a year ago I emailed Alderman Laurino's office about this because the conditions were similar then. I received a reply from a park supervisor saying,
"In the past, Green Corps has come out twice a year (Spring & Fall) to trim and burn the area to achieve a more desirable appearance and combat weed control."
I don't see how other parks in the area can be maintained on a regular basis but Kiwanis only gets attention twice a year. The park is bordered by a high school and a university and there are soccer leagues that play in the field right next to it every weekend. The graffiti gets cleaned up in the park but not the weeds.

These photos were taken this morning, 2014-08-17.

  • Maria de la Rosa-Young, North Park Gardener and coffee lover

    Ravenswood Kiwanis Club at 2800 W Foster seems to be the nearest club from the Kiwanis Club locator map. It would be fantastic if they could work with our community to restore this area. How do we contact them? I don't normally access Facebook for privacy reasons.

  • Paul in Albany Park Albany Park resident

    As was noted in earlier comments, the tall plants along the lower path are native prairie plants allowed to grow unmolested by design. If you're seeing a lot of beer bottles and trash there, perhaps a community effort would help with those. If the tallness of the plants is what's bothering you, stick to the upper path-- it's nice to have some areas like this and the western part of Eugene Field Park that are left in their natural state rather than mowed into conformity.

3 days ago

Our Lady Of Mercy (Grupo Folklórico)

Les invita a todos los jóvenes de edades de 9 a 16 años a integrarse al grupo. Se necesitan bailarines para todas las muchachas del grupo. Los ensayos son cada lunes de 6:30pm-9pm. María Ramírez 773-583-4299.

Aug 13

Updated 3 days ago

Lost Cat

Our cat SAM escaped through our window on Aug 12. He has a metal id tag with a cell number. Call the number if you happen to catch him. If its him you will get reward.

  • Jenn WiredCat

    I love happy endings! So glad that you found kitty!

  • Lily Hi there,Albany Parker for 15+ years.

    Yay! :)

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

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6 days ago

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  • omg quit whining!!! don't like it, block them. Block me too whiner!

  • kayandcharlie Monticello dweller

    ramona - posting the job info may be against EB rules, but I think it's great that you did post. so many people are looking for jobs it really can help. the suggestion to post on those other sites, linkin, indeed, etc are good ideas also.

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Come celebrate our Neighborhood Elevation as we raise funds to support the mural!

Fri, Aug 22, 2014 7:00pm

Neighborhood Elevation Fundraiser!

Meet the artist, Anthony Lewellen,designing a new mural on the Cicero Avenue viaduct

The mural will be located on Cicero, between Lawrence and Elston, near the Edens Expressway.

Come over to Marie's Pizza and Liquors and

See how you can help with the mural installation and meet the neighbors!

  • Tickets for the event are $25 and you receive food, music by Deacon Blues Lite Band and two drink tickets!

  • Kenji's 13th EB Account Yeah it's really me

    Lawrence and Elston is 601 feet above sea level.

  • Come out and join us, we'd love to have you there.

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Kedzie Ave Closed

Ive noticed the last couple of days that N Kedzie Ave has been closed between Foster Ave and Bryn Mawr. Anyone know why? Road construction?

  • Jenn WiredCat

    uh, according AP Neighbors: Kimball will be closed from Lawrence to Eastwood. Kimball will be open to "local traffic" only from Eastwood to Wilson Avenue.

  • There is a major sewer work project going on along Bryn Mawr. North/south streets crossing Bryn Mawr are closed because of this. Intermittent closures will continue for 4 months.

4 days ago

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Aug 12

Updated 4 days ago

Jerk keeps letting his dog(s) into my yard

For the last two summers, some jerk has allowed his or her dog or dogs to defecate on my lawn. We installed a fence last summer for this reason. Well now this person has decided to open my gate and either puts the poop on my porch (in a plastic bag) or just let's the dog go on the lawn. Who does this?! I have no enemies or drama with neighbors. What does someone do in this situation? If anything. Stalk the Perp and give him a beating? That's what my husband wants to do but I'm trying to keep it peaceful. They already know where we live. What would you do?

  • George F in Ravenswood displaced New Yorker

    There's always a reason. It may not be a good reason, but there's a reason. In this jerk's mind you may have done something that angered him or her and this is their feeble and pathetic way to get back at you. I'm glad they're being evicted.

  • I keep trying to replay any inicident in my head where this would be justifiable. The only time I can come up with is when I asked someone if they were going to pick up a fresh poop pile that their dog had left. He looked at me and said...

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    I keep trying to replay any inicident in my head where this would be justifiable. The only time I can come up with is when I asked someone if they were going to pick up a fresh poop pile that their dog had left. He looked at me and said "I don't have a bag". I then asked if they always walk their dog with out being prepared. He looked at me as if I was the one with a problem and walked away. Without cleaning up after his dog. Same guy continues to walk up and down my street. I haven't caught him leaving piles anywhere since. He lives in the one of the condos on Montrose. 😕. I simply can't believe someone would retaliate over that. Anyway. No new poop incidents. Thus far.

5 days ago

Police helicopter circling Mayfair today around 12:30pm?

Does anybody know what he was looking for?

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