34 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Milatry Plane Overhead

About 1:17pm, some kind of military plane flew overhead...it was quite loud.

Anybody have any theories?

  • Irving Dave, Media and most other support folks follow on the road. Even the Mayor and the Governors are not allowed on the Marine One choppers that's why you see a part Kennedy expressway being closed due to the presidential motorcade even though the president does not travel on Kennedy....

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    Irving Dave, Media and most other support folks follow on the road. Even the Mayor and the Governors are not allowed on the Marine One choppers that's why you see a part Kennedy expressway being closed due to the presidential motorcade even though the president does not travel on Kennedy. His motorcade vehicles need to go to O'hare to be put on the transport planes. The escort choppers are strictly for security details. There are always two exactly the same Sea Kings choppers for the president so the 99.99% of the people don't know which copper he's on. There are also two identical 747 planes for the president for the same reasons.

  • Just saw the chopper fly by my office at 5:45pm today. There were two Sea Kings and three Ospreys.

7 hours ago

Brown Line Attacker in Court, 10/2

I just saw this in Mell's newsletter:

The court date for one of the men accused of attacking the two brothers with machete at Kedzie CTA station is scheduled Thursday, October 2nd, at 9:00am.

Anyone who would like to join us to show that our community will not stand for such violence should contact Dana Fritz: dana@33rdWard.org.

Sep 13

Updated 7 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.

  • I live very close to where you are looking and I love it it here. We live in a big city and there are big city problems that can happen anywhere but all in all, this is a great neighborhood. I work till very late at night and have never...

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    I live very close to where you are looking and I love it it here. We live in a big city and there are big city problems that can happen anywhere but all in all, this is a great neighborhood. I work till very late at night and have never had a problem when coming home at 1 or 2 in the morning. Only problems I have had are with a lady upstairs with sticky fingers for my packages and sometimes my plants, and squirrels stealing all my tomatoes : )

  • Thanks Kim! Just to be clear are you referring to the area by Kedzie and Argyle? That's where I'm moving to. My original place at harding and ainslie didn't work out.

33 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Snow Removal

Any recommendations for a snow removal company? I'm hoping last winter was a fluke ... but I don't think so ... and want to be prepared. Thank you!

  • We will be offering snow removal/plow services this winter. Our office is located at 4753 N Spaulding, Chicago, IL 60625. Give me a call at 847-571-6248 for some additional details.

    Thanks,

    Saima Causevic
    NorthSide Realty, Inc.

Sep 24

Updated 10 hours ago

Everyblock vs Nextdoor in North Park

I have my favorite but would like to hear what peeps up in North Park think.

If you could only use one, which would you choose? ...and why? Which do you find to be more informative, to have better features, community outreach, support etc? ...or is there another social neighborhood network you prefer to use? ie Facebook, Yahoo Groups, Foursquare

To help compare, i put together a chart:
http://w11.zetaboards.com/InsideNextdoor/topic/10057749/2/#new

For those who are not familiar with ND, but curious, here's an invite link:
https://nextdoor.com/invite/uncptzzbfxscgxxppmuw

2 days ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Carlos Rosa Ramirez for 35th Ward Alderman

Carlos Rosa Ramirez is running for 35th Ward Alderman. Carlos is a lifelong resident of Chicago’s north side running for Alderman in the 35th Ward. As Alderman, Carlos will put our neighborhoods first. He will fight to raise the minimum wage, keep housing affordable, and improve our public schools. Carlos will put our community in charge of local zoning and budgetary decisions, and will cut his own salary to make sure our city services like snow plowing and pothole repair...

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Carlos Rosa Ramirez is running for 35th Ward Alderman. Carlos is a lifelong resident of Chicago’s north side running for Alderman in the 35th Ward. As Alderman, Carlos will put our neighborhoods first. He will fight to raise the minimum wage, keep housing affordable, and improve our public schools. Carlos will put our community in charge of local zoning and budgetary decisions, and will cut his own salary to make sure our city services like snow plowing and pothole repair run smoothly in the ward. Carlos is committed to our community. He’s dedicated his life to public service. As an organizer, he worked to stop school closings, expand access to education, and create equal opportunity for women, immigrants, the LGBT community, and working people. He’s an active member of the Avondale-Logandale Local School Council, and his union, the National Organization of Legal Service Workers, UAW Local 2320. Carlos is the first openly gay Latino candidate for Alderman, a proud product of our Chicago Public Schools, and a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

For more information about his campaign or to volunteer please visit his www.carlosrosa.org

14 hours ago

Palmer Schools 1st Annual Fall Harvest Fest

Come join us for our 1st Fall Harvest Fest.

$3.00 per person or $10.00 per family
Where: Palmer School gym
5051 N Kenneth
Chicago, Illinois

Date: Thursday, October 3

Time: 5PM-7PM

This event is centered around the kids. Games, Crafts and Refreshments.

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2 days ago

Updated 26 hours ago

Antique Dealer of Glass Art Pieces

I have many pieces of glass and porcelain, antique perfume bottles, collectible cookie jar, china dinnerware, etc. Does anyone know of a dealer who buys these types of items? Looking to eliminate my china cabinet of everything except pieces that have sentimental value.
June

  • you could send photos via your phone to info@susanins.com to get an appraisal on your items, and/or call 312-832-9800 to have them auction the items for you. please use caution utilizing social media in regard to this matter for your own safety. you can also look them up on the web.

  • Genevieve artist, photographer, cat lady, mom, WHorner Park

    My mother has an antique shop- Oakton St Antique Centre in Elk Grove, call 847-437-2514 and ask for Bonnie or Jackie

4 days ago

Updated 26 hours ago

Cleaning Service Recommendation?

I am looking for a small company or individual to come every other week and clean my house. Does anyone in AP have a recommendation?

  • Thanks for the recommendations!

  • SpamAlert Spamophobic

    Well, you sure didn't get an abundance of help from all our neighborly types. It never hurts to search the site (upper right on this page) on keywords like cleaning, maid or maids, or house cleaners and then filter by date to get the most recent first. The threads about cleaning lady recommendations are sometimes quite long. Good luck!

Sep 03

Updated 37 hours ago

Stolen Spare Tire Toyota RAV4

A friend recently got his tire stolen at Agatite and Lawndale in Albany Park. Is there an effective antitheft device that can be used to stop thieves from stealing these spares which are attached to rear of vehicle with Lug Nuts?

  • Just woke up this morning in Albany Park at Lawrence and Kimball. Toyota RAV4 spare tire missing, locking nuts and all. Nothing else to report, just following up.

  • I'm sorry to hear this happened to you. My friend has resorted to backing up against a wall to avoid his spare being stolen. He also placed locking nuts and a special security chain. Toyota should redesign their RAV4 and perhaps place the spare inside the back hatchback. Seems that this is an ongoing problem.

38 hours ago

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39 hours ago

Albany Park man missing more than a month

http://breakingnews.suntimes.com/chicago/albany-park-man-missing-more-than-a-month/

A 21-year-old man has been missing for more than a month from his Albany Park neighborhood home on the Northwest Side.

Jose Felipe was last seen by his girlfriend and friends on Aug. 16 at his home in the 3900 block of West Ainslie, according to a missing person alert from Chicago Police.

Felipe works in construction and frequents the area near Lawrence and Pulaski to join crews for construction jobs in the city and suburbs, the alert said.

He is described as a 5-foot-5, 160-pound Hispanic man last seen wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans and light-colored shoes, police said.

Anyone with information should call Area North detectives at (312) 744-8266.

46 hours ago

May 11

Updated 2 days ago

Parking Spot Needed Montrose & Lawndale

Looking to rent parking spot. I work days and need a spot and avoid looking for parking after work. Ideally at Montrose and Lawndale or close by. Any suggestions?

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Fire on berteau and Monticello???

Streets were filled with smoke is everyone ok ??? the smoke is gone now we checked with all our neighbors and no one knows

2 days ago

CPS Students Earn Your Community Service Hours on Saturday, October 4

CPS students can earn community service hours for participation with the Neighborhood Connection Project Winter Prep and Clean Up

One hour of your time is kindly requested on Saturday, October 4 between 10am-12pm to help get the bricolage underpass mural ready for winter and cleaned up. We'll be raking, watering, planting, cleaning, mowing (and other things that end in "ing") our shared underpass and public space. Your help is needed to get this done. For more information on this fun...

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CPS students can earn community service hours for participation with the Neighborhood Connection Project Winter Prep and Clean Up

One hour of your time is kindly requested on Saturday, October 4 between 10am-12pm to help get the bricolage underpass mural ready for winter and cleaned up. We'll be raking, watering, planting, cleaning, mowing (and other things that end in "ing") our shared underpass and public space. Your help is needed to get this done. For more information on this fun way to improve your neighborhood, contact Kristin Ciarrachi (longtime Edgebrook resident) at kciarrachi@parkcommunitychurch.org.

For this effort, the Neighborhood Connection Project (NCP) is pleased to partner with yet another community institution, Park Community Church (located on Touhy Avenue across from Target).

For more information about the Neighborhood Connection Project, check us out on Facebook or contact Jac Charlier at jac.charlier@gmail.com or Gina Metelica at gina.metelica@gmail.com

As part of its vision to renew Chicago, Park Community seeks to build the goodness and greatness of the city we all love. As we continue to partner with community leaders, organizations and neighbors we seek to make a positive lasting difference throughout Chicago.

About NCP: Started in Spring of 2010, the Neighborhood Connection Project (NCP) is a citizen-led initiative to build community by repairing and beautifying the Metra railroad underpass located at Kinzua, Hiawatha and Lehigh. We were joined by our ongoing partners, Green Star Movement (GSM) and After School Matters (ASM). Phase I underpass beautification efforts were ready to begin and indeed started finally in Spring 2013. GSM worked with ASM's teen interns and our local artists and community volunteers to produce the mural on the East side of the underpass, which was completed in Summer 2013. We completed Phase II when the West wall work was completed in August 2014. During summer 2015 we will finish the project.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Parking Help near Wilson and Kedzie

Hi,

My company is lending me a Suburban, but I don't have a garage. Does anyone know who is willing to rent out a garage space or lot that can fit my Suburban? Does anybody know who owns the parking lot on Eastwood and Albany and if they are renting a parking space there? Any help is much appreciated.

Thanks,
Allan

  • MK long-time city girl & dog lover

    Hi, Allan - The lot is owned by the adjacent church (on the NW corner of Wilson & Albany). People in my condo building have rented spots there in the past, and that may be a good solution. Given the size of your vehicle, it could be hard to find a garage. Anyway, I know the spots used to go for around a $100 a month, but that was about 3 years ago or so. Good luck! (I am still looking for indoor space for my Subaru Outback!) Best, MK

2 days ago

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3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Gun shots Agatite & Lawndale

3 or 4 shots at 3:30 am. Police came but nothing found. Anyone knows what happened?

3 days ago

New graffiti on garage

On Sunnyside between Bernard and St. Louis

3 days ago

Read about the Fair Allocation in Runways (FAiR) Coalition: Your Leading Voice for Residents

Click on the link to read about the FAiR Coalition in action on behalf of Northwest side Chicago and near Northwest suburban residents. Join FAiR at www.fairchicago.org. Questions? Please ask. Jac.charlier@gmail.com

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140926/ohare/new-ohare-data-show-it-is-much-louder-than-they-say-it-is-neighbors-say

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4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

The Foulest Stench Is In The Air...

No idea what the heck is going on. I live at Irving Park and Monticello/Elston. The sewer is emitting the most disgusting stench. And it's not just my block. It seems to go all the way down Irving Park almost to the lake. I don't really know what to do about it. The city doesn't seem to care. It smells like a port-o-potty that hasn't been emptied in a month! Should I make an attempt at calling the Alderman's office? I know he can only do anything about my block because the rest of the area is outside of his jurisdiction. I don't really know what to do but something needs to be done.

Jul 08

Updated 4 days ago

Speed Camera coming near Lawrence/Cicero

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

Ashmore Playlot Park, 4807 W. Gunnison St.

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

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

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

  • Irving Bark: There are some areas where the speed drops to 25 mph... (note how they put this conspicuously on major thouroghfares... I'm sure you saw the news article on TV about the Mayor blowing through these speed zones with his enterage,' and of course he's picking-up the tab... "WITH OUR TAX DOLLARS!"

  • 25mph signs?. Great.

4 days ago

Hear The Fair Allocation in Runways (FAiR) Coalition on WBBM Radio. Join FAiR!

Click on the link to hear the FAiR Coalition on the radio in action on behalf of Northwest side Chicago and near Northwest suburban residents. Join FAiR at www.fairchicago.org. Questions? Please ask. Jac.charlier@gmail.com

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/09/24/no-relief-for-some-homeowners-complaining-of-increased-ohare-noise/

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Sep 24

Updated 5 days ago

Deceptive Practices Community Alert

Bureau of Detectives Financial Crimes Unit
Community Alert
Deceptive Practice Confidence Game

City Wide
About This Crime

Offenders using the same number have been contacting victims and telling them a relative has been in an auto accident. The offenders then tell the victim they are holding the relative until they receive money for medical expenses. The offenders threaten to harm the relative if they do not wire them money. In some instances the offenders state they are Latin King gang...

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Bureau of Detectives Financial Crimes Unit
Community Alert
Deceptive Practice Confidence Game

City Wide
About This Crime

Offenders using the same number have been contacting victims and telling them a relative has been in an auto accident. The offenders then tell the victim they are holding the relative until they receive money for medical expenses. The offenders threaten to harm the relative if they do not wire them money. In some instances the offenders state they are Latin King gang members. The offenders attempt to keep the victims on the phone long enough for them to wire money to Puerto Rico. In some cases the offenders have the victim give them a relatives name and phone number. Those relative's are then called being told they are holding the first victim until money is wired. Although the offenders' phone number's appear local, it is believed that the calls originate in Puerto Rico. There are also other cases where no money was wired.

About The Offender
­ Male Hispanic, NFI

What you can do

­ Be aware of this crime and alert family and friends.
­ Report any suspicious phone calls.
­ Dial 911 if you learn of any suspicious activity.

If you have any information, contact
Financial Crimes Unit at (312) 746-9661
Reference RD#: HX-311787, HX-325493, HX-366822, HX-392199,
HX-401867, HX-416781, HX-429639

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

Sep 24

Updated 5 days ago

Tagging

Does anyone know what 'tukah' is? Our building and the one next door were tagged with it.

  • Irving Bark Fined and ticketed to death

    Maybe they meant to write "tuckus" but are illiterate Hebrew taggers?

  • Fit Fam Longtime RM resident

    Flew That, I absolutely agree. Glad it was removed!

5 days ago

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6 days ago

Surveying in the 3500 Block of Carmen Avenue

Lots of surveying, and orange paint markers within the 3500 block (between Drake and Central Park Ave.) on the north side of the street.

Why? What are they looking for?

Sep 22

Updated 6 days ago

Volunteer with Karen Lewis' Mayoral Campaign!

Greetings,

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

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

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Greetings,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • if someone won't even make the smallest changes in their habits and lifestyle to take care of their own body (without surgery), why would we think they'd be willing to make hard decisions for the rest of us. I know I know some people have thyroid conditions etc etc.

  • Brian Finley Bernard St.

    Irving Dave: First if all I am neither a Rahm or Lewis supporter. However, to be fair to Lewis, this is one quote in a paper and I doubt it completes her position on the issue as u claim. Second, your slippery slope argument lacks some merit. On what basis...

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    Irving Dave: First if all I am neither a Rahm or Lewis supporter. However, to be fair to Lewis, this is one quote in a paper and I doubt it completes her position on the issue as u claim. Second, your slippery slope argument lacks some merit. On what basis do you believe that Marijuana is the same as Heroin or meth? Marijuana is similar to alcohol , maybe safer, so it is reasonable for people to think they should be treated the same way. To turn it around, do u support all the marijuana, heroin and meth users that are in prison for drug possession? It costs $50,000 or more to keep them in jail and it keeps the violent criminals on the street. Also, the cost of having drugs illegal is the violence on Chicago streets because drug turf is what they fight about the most. And finally, let me guess, you have never used an illegal drug in your life.....

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Sep 22

Updated 6 days ago

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

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

6 days ago

Sep 24

Everyblock vs Nextdoor in Albany Park

I have my favorite but would like to hear what peeps up in Albany Park think.

If you could only use one, which would you choose? ...and why? Which do you find to be more informative, to have better features, community outreach, support etc? ...or is there another social neighborhood network you prefer to use? ie Facebook, Yahoo Groups, Foursquare

To help compare, i put together a chart:
http://w11.zetaboards.com/InsideNextdoor/topic/10057749/2/#new

For those who are not familiar with ND, but curious, here's an invite link:
https://nextdoor.com/invite/uncptzzbfxscgxxppmuw

Sep 24

Updated Sep 24

Northside Volunteers for Karen Lewis Training this Sunday!

THIS SUNDAY there is a volunteer event in Logan Square. See the info below:

Are you ready to get Karen elected? Join us on Sunday, September 28th 2pm-4pm at 2200 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60647 to learn how you can help get Karen on the ballot and make history!

Space is limited, so the majority of this event is restricted to NEW volunteers who did not attend the previous petition training on 43rd St. EXISTING volunteers can arrive at 3:30 to have their petitions notarized and pick up new sheets.

Please RSVP at http://bit.ly/1B5lriY

Check out the Facebook Event Page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/970021379690055/

Sep 24

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Sep 15

Updated Sep 23

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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