3 hours ago

Updated 32 min ago

sicko in the 'hood

Monday (9/15) morning bloody mess on lawn - pigeon wings torn off, tossed on grass at 4444 W Lawrence. Happened between 9-ish and noon, so probably not kids.

  • -Paddy- ChicagoNWside ' r

    Likely a hawk.

  • it's hawks. They leave their leftovers around JP terminal and I've seen them flying over Lawrence Ave

33 hours ago

Updated 59 min 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...

  • neighborly2 - I should clarify that there was not a drive by in broad daylight. I was awoken at 5 am Sunday morning by gunfire which left me in a panicky state. I only *feared* there would be gunfire during the day. I've lived near the school for 17 years...

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    neighborly2 - I should clarify that there was not a drive by in broad daylight. I was awoken at 5 am Sunday morning by gunfire which left me in a panicky state. I only *feared* there would be gunfire during the day. I've lived near the school for 17 years and to my knowledge there has never been an issue that has threatened the kids safety. I notified the school this morning of the weekend shooting; they are aware of the gang presence in the block and I believe they are working in tandem with the police and TRIP to do something about it. I think working with the school, the police and the neighborhood to bring about a safer community for everyone is the best option.

  • I said there could be a drive by at broad daylight, never said it happened. I said it because of the times I've gone to pick up my child and the number of gang activity going on even during the day. If it happens anywhere else it can happen here. You said it yourself the neighborhood has been pretty bad this year.

2 days ago

Updated 1 hour 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?

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8 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Missing Cat

Hi all. Last night, my husband and I were headed to bed when we realized there was a hole in our bedroom window screen, and one of our cats was no where to be found.

We live at Wilson & Kimball. Malcolm is a very petite black and white adult cat, weighing only about 6 pounds. He is front-paw declawed and missing the majority of his teeth, and he has never been outside before. He is also microchipped. He can...

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Hi all. Last night, my husband and I were headed to bed when we realized there was a hole in our bedroom window screen, and one of our cats was no where to be found.

We live at Wilson & Kimball. Malcolm is a very petite black and white adult cat, weighing only about 6 pounds. He is front-paw declawed and missing the majority of his teeth, and he has never been outside before. He is also microchipped. He can be a bit skittish, but is overall very friendly.

Someone thinks they spotted him around Wilson and St. Louis, but I didn't see him this morning when I walked the area. If you spot him or have any information, please contact me! Thank you for your time!

Gia

  • Malcolm has been found! Thank you so much for your support. :)

  • good new!! there are just too many stories of people losing their pets, I'm glad yours turned out well.

May 18

Updated 2 hours 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

  • Thank you Mr . ERIC for allowing my son Alex in your yard to feed your goats and seeing your ducks and ducklings and your chickens he really liked it and wants to go again ... thanks again !

  • THIS is the kind of thing I love to see! Yeah for you! And yeah for Albany Park!

6 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Found Dog

Found a lost pup. Young. Beagle mix. Near Wilson and Monticello. Will be running him for a chip scan later. If you have any leads, let me know.

45 hours ago

Updated 6 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.

  • MB

    I know what I read about it, I know what I see on the news and I know how I feel when I'm walking or driving through 3-5 times a week. I do subscribe to all neighborhoods around where I live and feel there are great and concerned people in...

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    I know what I read about it, I know what I see on the news and I know how I feel when I'm walking or driving through 3-5 times a week. I do subscribe to all neighborhoods around where I live and feel there are great and concerned people in every neighborhood. Five years ago I was single and trying to figure out where to move and I'm female. I'm just sharing my perspective, experience and sense of relief that I did not purchase in that neighborhood no matter how great of a renovated condo I could have owned. No offense meant to those that live there.

  • Irving Bark Fined and ticketed to death

    I am guilty of suggesting AP is not safe and I regret that. The truth is that AP is a great neighborhood and borders IP where I live.

    Both hoods share the same group of criminals and gang bangers and something has to be done. If we give up on...

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    I am guilty of suggesting AP is not safe and I regret that. The truth is that AP is a great neighborhood and borders IP where I live.

    Both hoods share the same group of criminals and gang bangers and something has to be done. If we give up on AP then what happens when the crime moves east to RM, IP, and LS?

    Occupying is a great strategy, move in quality neighbors who actually care about their property and quality of life, move out the scumbags and bottom feeders that breed criminals. It's a slow battle but one that has to continue.

    It has become a US vs. THEM fight now, let's not lose focus on the big picture.

    (No more ranting from me, I promise)

32 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Need cleaning done today - any recommendations?

I hired a service who canceled both yesterday and now today and I'm in a bind. Anyone want to make some cash?

  • AR

    Thanks BDuggan! I have a Rottweiler so I'm fine with dogs!
    As mentioned above, I am a home organizer and do light cleaning along with organizing. I do this on my own and have clients in Edgebrook. If you need a hand, I would love to help!
    I love doing...

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    Thanks BDuggan! I have a Rottweiler so I'm fine with dogs!
    As mentioned above, I am a home organizer and do light cleaning along with organizing. I do this on my own and have clients in Edgebrook. If you need a hand, I would love to help!
    I love doing kids rooms - organizing their closets, drawers, books, crafts, etc. Once everything has a place and is neat they are more willing to keep it that way!
    I also find that most clients don't know about the excess of items they have (say, Tupperware!) and once everything is sorted out people realize they have too many of those items and are able to purge. (Happens a lot in basements but men still won't get rid of their 100 screwdrivers! )
    It really helps to have a fresh set of eyes look at your home and perhaps come up with ideas to better utilize space.
    My rate is only $25 per hour for people in Edgebrook. If you want to meet, that would be nice. I love helping people with their homes because it really makes a big difference in their overall lives. You can almost see tension melt away when things are organized.
    Thanks!

  • Thanks AR, I'd like to use you, but I cannot afford you at all. I'm not in Edgebrook, but one of my kids goes to Wildwood. Thanks!

10 hours 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?

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3 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Mell Urges Residents to Attend Court Hearings in Alleged Machete Attack

ALBANY PARK — Like many people, Ald. Deb Mell (33rd) was disturbed when she received word of this week's brutal machete attack at the Kedzie Brown Line station, and it provided little comfort that neither the alleged attackers nor their victims hailed from Albany Park.

More: http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140912/albany-park/mell-urges-residents-attend-court-hearings-alleged-machete-attack

  • I just want to know why the machete guy wasn't charged with attempted murder.

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

    OFFduty - I'm interested. Perhaps it could be done through the 17th Court Advocacy program?

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24 hours ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Found lost dog near harding and argyle

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

  • Ev

    There's a female pup listed on Lost Dogs Illinois named Bisha. You might see if she responds to that name. There are a few more missing from the area you found this pup listed on the facebook page: Lost Dogs Illinois. I emailed Bisha's family the link to your post....

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    There's a female pup listed on Lost Dogs Illinois named Bisha. You might see if she responds to that name. There are a few more missing from the area you found this pup listed on the facebook page: Lost Dogs Illinois. I emailed Bisha's family the link to your post. If this girl answers to that name here is the families contact info: Lost! #Chicago #IL (Foster & Elston) Bisha - Female Shih Tzu. Call 312-206-4059 or 773-639-4566. Email jengage34@gmail.com if seen or found. Friendly. 3 Yo, 7-8 Lbs. Multi-color. Her hair is longer then the photo shown on her report on Lost Dogs Illinois.

4 days ago

Updated 26 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

  • loraine t washington 5 yr. resident

    I love that library and the book exchange at the el.

  • 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."

Sep 07

Updated 26 hours ago

Fellow scanner addicts

Anyone know what's happened to my beloved Zone 1 broadcast?

  • Herecomestheman Beer drinker

    Buy a real scanner.

  • My parents were murdered. It took me a week before the cops gave back my equipment. Sorry for the delay in getting the stream back up!

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

    That's very sad.

33 hours 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.

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6 days ago

Updated 36 hours ago

Attack at Kedzie Brown Line Station!

Holy moly cats and kittens...be safe out there!

CHICAGO (WLS) --
Seven people, including three juveniles, have been arrested and charged with attacking two brothers with a machete at the Brown Line Kedzie CTA station in the Albany Park neighborhood early Monday morning.

http://abc7chicago.com/news/7-charged-in-cta-brown-line-machete-attack/301518/

  • YMS

    Everyone walking around with a gun anyway..

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

    http://www.suntimes.com/29870875-761/machete-victim-fought-to-protect-brother-i-had-to-do-something.html#.VBWIzVcXMnM

    The victim of a machete attack at a Brown Line stop in Albany Park said Saturday he was cut with the machete when he tried to take it from a gang member holding it to the throat of his teenage brother.

    Jose Sierra, 26, said he and his 17-year-old...

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    http://www.suntimes.com/29870875-761/machete-victim-fought-to-protect-brother-i-had-to-do-something.html#.VBWIzVcXMnM

    The victim of a machete attack at a Brown Line stop in Albany Park said Saturday he was cut with the machete when he tried to take it from a gang member holding it to the throat of his teenage brother.

    Jose Sierra, 26, said he and his 17-year-old brother Antoni Sierra were on their way home to Evanston from a birthday party when they were approached by several people who told them to “drop the crown” — meaning to show the gang sign for the Latin Kings. When they refused, Sierra said a man pulled out a machete and held it to his brother’s throat.

    Sierra said he tried to grab the machete and ended up with cuts to his head and back.

    “I was just making sure my little brother was OK,” he said in an interview Saturday night. “It was touching his neck. I had to do something.”

    Sierra said he was treated at Swedish Covenant Hospital for slash wounds, getting 21 stitches in his head. He said his brother wasn’t hurt but was “a little bit shocked.”

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Jul 08

Updated 47 hours 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.

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3 days ago

Restaurant Depot coming to 5800 N Pulaski

Just saw the sign for Restaurant Depot/Jetro in the construction area around 5800 N Pulaski. For those who're not familiar with this business, they sell restaurant items to businesses, mainly restaurants. Their other location in Chicago area are at Division/Halsted and Touhy/Oakton in Des Plaines.

They requires a membership ID to enter the store, the membership is free but they require business or non-for-profit tax ID.

The new construction means added traffic in the area, especially on Pulaski early in the morning when most restauranteurs do their shopping for the day.

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Free-range chihuahua at Sacramento and Leland

Anyone missing a cute little black chihuahua? I just ran across one without a collar at Sacramento and Leland. I was out walking my dog and it saw us from half a block away and came running towards us, very friendly. It had no collar that I could see. It was either a solid very dark brown or black. I tried to call to it but since my Scottie can be quite the terrierist sometimes, I didn't want to get...

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Anyone missing a cute little black chihuahua? I just ran across one without a collar at Sacramento and Leland. I was out walking my dog and it saw us from half a block away and came running towards us, very friendly. It had no collar that I could see. It was either a solid very dark brown or black. I tried to call to it but since my Scottie can be quite the terrierist sometimes, I didn't want to get too close. It ran away west on Leland and then disappeared and I couldn't find it anymore. I know there's some people on Albany or Whipple that often let their dogs run free but I've never seen this little guy before. Hope he's okay and makes his way home or his owners find him soon.

  • Totally agree with jm540 & Lulubird6!
    I have a 10 month old pit mix rescue who completely loses all sanity at the sight of any dog (we're training & working on it)... luckily *most* other dogs are on leashes & we can work ourselves away from them slowly but surely....

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    Totally agree with jm540 & Lulubird6!
    I have a 10 month old pit mix rescue who completely loses all sanity at the sight of any dog (we're training & working on it)... luckily *most* other dogs are on leashes & we can work ourselves away from them slowly but surely. But I practically sh*t my pants every time I see a leash-less dog around here... & it happens A LOT!
    It is the LAW to have your dog on a leash unless you're at a dog park... please for the safety of all of our fur babies... leash your pups, Albany Park!

  • Agreed! My dog's incredibly sweet and submissive... but he's still intent on protecting me. A loose dog bounding in our direction is sure to make his hackles rise... and it has!

Sep 08

Updated 3 days ago

recommended mechanic / auto shop in albany / irving park?

I usually go to my dealer, but I have a part that I need installed but my dealer won't install it because Nissan doesn't manufacture said part anymore.

Anyone recommend an honest shop in the area? I called one place that has pretty good reviews online, the guy was a little pushy about me not wanting them to diagnose anything, and just wanting the part installed. Wasn't really feeling his vibe. But their reviews are mostly good.

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3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Edgebrook Seeking Artists and Storefronts to support Chicago Artists month in October

Chicago Artists Month (CAM) is a month-long festival that showcases the creativity in every Chicago neighborhood during the month of October.

During the month of October, artists will be displaying artwork in Edgebrook restaurants and storefronts for the community to view. Any interested artists or business owners, please email art@localgoodschicago.com for more information.

Edgebrook will also be kicking off Chicago Artists Month with the following activities:

- Thursday, October 2nd, 5:30pm: Artisan Launch Party at Local Goods Chicago: https://www.facebook.com/events/336962449808302/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

- Saturday, October 4th, 7:30pm: Art of Comedy at North Branch Arts: http://www.northbrancharts.com/the-art-of-comedy-2014.html

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

    Thanks Laura for bringing this to Edgebrook. I'll be there. Local Goods is a great place.

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Security guard fatally shoots Juan Carlos Villalobos Avila in Albany Park neighborhood

A restaurant security guard fatally shot a man police said threatened the guard with a knife early Sunday in the Albany Park neighborhood.

The 47-year-old security guard told an intoxicated Juan Carlos Villalobos Avila to leave the restaurant in the 4500 block of North Kedzie Avenue just before 4 a.m. Sunday, authorities said.

Avilia, 36, returned with a knife and attacked the security guard, who drew his weapon and fired shots, authorities said.

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A restaurant security guard fatally shot a man police said threatened the guard with a knife early Sunday in the Albany Park neighborhood.

The 47-year-old security guard told an intoxicated Juan Carlos Villalobos Avila to leave the restaurant in the 4500 block of North Kedzie Avenue just before 4 a.m. Sunday, authorities said.

Avilia, 36, returned with a knife and attacked the security guard, who drew his weapon and fired shots, authorities said.

Avilia, of an unidentified home address, was struck and died at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. A Monday autopsy determined he died from a gunshot wound to the abdomen and the death was ruled a homicide.

The security guard was not hurt, and no charges are pending against him, police said.

— Sun-Times Media Wire

  • George F in Ravenswood displaced New Yorker

    When attorney's get involved, they can turn a hero into a villain. I see a civil suit coming.

  • Dan on Monticello Neighborhood Guy

    I'm really hoping not. While i'm sure this guy's family loved him unconditionally... he made a MAJOR screw-up and paid appropriately for his actions.

3 days ago

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Machete Attack On Brown Line/Kedzie stop

Everyone please be careful. Apparently gang-related, but the fact that they were walking around with a machete, means some premeditated intent for criminal mischief and mayhem. http://wgntv.com/2014/09/09/7-charged-in-gruesome-machete-attack-on-cta-brown-line/

Jul 14

Updated 4 days ago

Looking for volunteer work in Albany Park

Hey neighbors,

We are relatively new to the neighborhood and wanted to find some activities, volunteer opportunities or events that we could partake in to give back to the community. Can someone out there connect me with local organizations or support communities in the neighborhood?

Thanks!

  • Bridgid New to Chicago. Musician/nouveau hippie.

    The African church across from Hibbard School on Ainslie is holding a food bank from 9am-12pm on Saturdays and needs volunteers. They mentioned this at the Albany Park Neighbors meeting on Monday. Apparently you can just show up to volunteer or bring by donations!

  • Depending on where you live. Albany Park Neighbors, People of East Albany Park are a few neighborhood groups that always need help.

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4 days ago

Jefferson Park Sunday Market

Jefferson Park Sunday Market at our usual location at a Long & Lawrence Avenues, 9:30-1:30
Entertainment: The Windy City Wizard. (windycitywizard.com)
Food Truck: Wagyu Wagon
Produce vendors, honey, soaps, tamales and craft items like jewelry and bags. Also other outreach including 4Greyhound Racers (http://www.4greyhoundracers.org/)
More at http://www.jeffersonparksundaymarket.com or find us on Facebook & Twitter @JeffParkMarket

4 days ago

As featured on Curbed & LoganSquareTV-Enjoy a beautiful fall day at the Logan Square House Walk!

Interior tours of Logan Square's magnificent turn-of-the-century homes are available this Saturday. Now is your chance to get an inside look at the historical richness and beauty of this landmark neighborhood!

Logan Square Preservation 2014 House and Garden Walk is this Saturday, September 13th. It is going to be a beautiful fall day!

More information and pre-sale tickets are available online: www.logansquarepreservation.org

Due to an overwhelming amount of email requests to extend pre-sale tickets we have extended discounted pre-sale tickets...

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Interior tours of Logan Square's magnificent turn-of-the-century homes are available this Saturday. Now is your chance to get an inside look at the historical richness and beauty of this landmark neighborhood!

Logan Square Preservation 2014 House and Garden Walk is this Saturday, September 13th. It is going to be a beautiful fall day!

More information and pre-sale tickets are available online: www.logansquarepreservation.org

Due to an overwhelming amount of email requests to extend pre-sale tickets we have extended discounted pre-sale tickets until Friday, September 12th.

Check out what Curbed Chicago said about the House & Garden Walk:
http://chicago.curbed.com/archives/2014/09/04/tour-logan-squares-historic-19th-century-boulevard-homes.php

You can get a sneak peak of one of the houses on LoganSquareTV:
http://logansquare.tv/?p=848

For questions email: logansquarehousewalk@gmail.com

*Please note the walk can be completed w/i a few hours and is open house style. It is not a 7 hour walk. Houses are open between the hours of 10AM-5PM*

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Advertisement posted on public properties

I get pi*sed when I see the ads on public properties and parkways. Ads offering free roof or gutters, offers to buy houses for cash etc. Sometimes, I feel like tearing them down. I understand that small businesses need to advertise however there are legal ways to do so. Am I the only one feel this way?

The attached pic is from off ramp on Inbound Kennedy at Lawrence and another is at 4100 W Foster Ave at Jewel traffic light. The second sign is for a judo/karate class. I saw the same sign about two weeks ago on light pole across from Albany Park library on Kimball.

  • What galls me is when they are in parks: areas for nature and recreation. Then, they go in the trash!

  • SpamAlert Spamophobic

    You mean you don't consider them helpful "neighborhood messages?"

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Any Poker Players in Albany Park?

Looking for new friends interested in playing poker:
- hobby-level players, socializing
- carpooling to the Chicago Charitable games weekend events (typically at the MAX in McCook)
- or forming/joining a home game in the neighborhood
- or carpooling to the Horseshoe Casino

  • I am more of a hobby level player. I would be interested in getting together for some games.

  • D.A.B. born and raised in Chicago

    I would be interested in playing some friendly poker . But I am NO PRO , and no dummy either , but I would definitely be interested in playing poker with some new found friends ! If interested just let me know please !

5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Looking for witnesses: hit and run at Lawrence and Bernard

This was posted on the Chainlink:

I'm reaching out to see if I can find anyone who witnessed the car that hit me today. I am ok and I actually did not fall of my bike, although my back is sore from the force. My back wheel is a little messed up and my pannier went flying into the middle of the road and some stuff inside broke.

It happened today, Monday, September 8 at approximately 10:30 am at the...

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This was posted on the Chainlink:

I'm reaching out to see if I can find anyone who witnessed the car that hit me today. I am ok and I actually did not fall of my bike, although my back is sore from the force. My back wheel is a little messed up and my pannier went flying into the middle of the road and some stuff inside broke.

It happened today, Monday, September 8 at approximately 10:30 am at the corner of Lawrence and Bernard. I was in the bike lane going east down Lawrence and the driver was heading north on Bernard trying to cross Lawrence. That intersection is often blocked because of traffic backed up from the Lawrence and Kimball intersection which is the next block east. Anyway, the driver was trying to slip through the cars backed up from the light at Kimball and Lawrence and just drove into me while I was riding. I believed that they saw me (I'm hard to miss) and that they were going to stop but they just kept slowly moving out, going forward a few feet then stopping, etc. Luckily, he or she was going slow and I was able to mostly slip by. Like I said, my back wheel was essentially clipped, I stayed on my bike, but I lost my pannier.

The messed up thing was that they didn't stop. I was trying to collect my stuff in the street and they sped off, crossed Lawrence, and then turned west up the alley just after the Lawrence intersection. They were driving a mid-sized black SUV. I remember thinking that it looked low-end like an Isuzu or a Kia. It did have Illinois license plates, but I could not make out the number.

I know this is a long shot, but if anyone saw it and even got the license plate please be in touch with me! Thanks!

The original post was at http://www.thechainlink.org/forum/topics/looking-for-witnesses-hit-and-run-at-ainslie-and-lawrence

Contact for for "Tom" can be found at http://www.thechainlink.org/profile/MattH112 if you have any information.

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6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Petsmart 6 corners

Would like to know 1. Is there a estimated opening and completion date for the petsmart next to jewel? 2. If petsmart already has the property why the for lease sign is still in the window? Reason I ask 2 is when I called a few weeks ago they said property was still available.

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Comedy club recommendations

Does anyone have any recommendations for a good comedy club in the city - preferably on the north side?

  • The Neo-Futurist theatre in Andersonville on Clark does an awesome show called Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind - I see it a few times a year bc I love it so much! I've also seen great shows at The Annoyance theatre in Uptown on Broadway. Hope that helps! :)

  • Ray G. Albany Park Resident

    This site has lots of good info, from free open mic nights to the big-name clubs. Chicago's a town rich in comedy scene culture. http://www.comedyofchicago.com/

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Second City!

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