15 hours ago

Updated 25 min ago

Anybody lose a work lanyard?

Does anyone know a Greser Rebelledo? I found a work/keycard lanyard on Sacramento.

46 min ago

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Jul 15

Updated 13 hours ago

4200 Block of North Drake

Perhaps there's a reasonable explanation but lately there have been quite a few very expensive cars park on this block. I'm talking a Hummer, a Porsche, a Bentley and a Lamborghini. The last three are parked there right now (well, the Bentley is a half-block down). Sunday morning there were two guys outside 4224 or so blasting rap music (at 9:45 on a Sunday morning). Maybe in the suburbs I could see people actually owning these cars... but a Lamborghini? Here?

6 days ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Bravo to Robert Murphy for getting 43% of the 39th ward!

Although he didn't win, this was a great showing and an indictment of "Marge".

Margaret Laurino 5,840 53%
Robert Murphy 4,740 43%

  • J

    Spiro 1983 sounds like a real winner.

  • SPIRO 1983 sergeant 19

    Haha that drunk irish mick murphystands no chance against LAURINO AND HER CREW. After Margaret retires then we got d amico ready to take over the thrown! Get with it

41 hours ago

Updated 19 hours ago

Kitchen Faucet Installer

Can someone recommend an honest handyman to install a kitchen faucet in the Albany Park area? I have the faucet. What is the standard charge for such a job?

  • Rob S. Albany Park resident, condo owner. Dog owner.

    Call Edwin at ChicagolandPlumbing.net Very honest and affordable. Will often tell me how to do the repairs I need over the phone when they are simple. But has also been a lifesaver for jobs that are far beyond my scope or skill set.

  • Thanks Rob. This is helpful.

45 hours ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Albany Park Burglaries Lead to Warning From Police

CHICAGO — Police are warning Albany Park residents to be on the lookout for suspicious people and activity after a string of burglaries around the neighborhood in February.

During the burglaries, someone pries or kicks open doors and takes jewelry, cash and small electronics. Police have no description of the burglar or burglars.

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150302/albany-park/albany-park-burglaries-lead-warning-from-police

  • George Young Retired Electrical Engineer

    Except that they are North Park burglaries. Not one was in Albany Park, as my wife pointed out to the DNAInfo reporters. DNAInfo has now changed the title of their story to reflect North Park burglaries. Please repost this to North Park.

  • loraine t washington 5 yr. resident

    Still beware.

  • Last I checked the bad guys don't care about neighborhood boundaries so it is best to be aware of what is going on in the area around where you live.

24 hours ago

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36 hours ago

Updated 24 hours ago

Update on student housing at NEIU

TO: University Community (I presume that means all of us)

FROM: Michael Dizon, Chief Communications Officer

DATE: Monday, March 2, 2015

RE: Update on student housing

You will notice some increased activity in Parking Lots H and J on the west side of the Main Campus. Crews will inspect the area and perform preliminary tests on the site, which will be the location of Northeastern's first residence hall.

The new building will be located just south of the parking facility...

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TO: University Community (I presume that means all of us)

FROM: Michael Dizon, Chief Communications Officer

DATE: Monday, March 2, 2015

RE: Update on student housing

You will notice some increased activity in Parking Lots H and J on the west side of the Main Campus. Crews will inspect the area and perform preliminary tests on the site, which will be the location of Northeastern's first residence hall.

The new building will be located just south of the parking facility and will provide housing for approximately 400 students. It is expected to be completed next year in time for the inaugural group of student residents to move in when the fall 2016 semester starts.

The University continues to work on Phase 2 of this initiative, which calls for a second residence hall to be built on the 3400 block of Bryn Mawr Avenue.

Portions of Parking Lots H and J will be closed through the completion of this project. Those who normally park in those lots should plan accordingly.

We will provide more information about the new residence hall, including architectural renderings, floor plans, and pricing as they become available.

(An added benefit: using the parking lot will reduce the parking and perhaps reduce the car traffic in the neighborhood, contributing to noise and pollution.)

  • Yes, Stella. That's just been delayed--it's the "phase 2" talked about in the third paragraph.

  • NEIU now has a web page specifically for neighbors. Here's the URL: http://www.neiu.edu/neighbors

    Updates about the campus are posted there, along with an archive of previous posts and a FAQ section. The "University Resources" tab on the left of the screen includes information about all the arts performances and other...

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    NEIU now has a web page specifically for neighbors. Here's the URL: http://www.neiu.edu/neighbors

    Updates about the campus are posted there, along with an archive of previous posts and a FAQ section. The "University Resources" tab on the left of the screen includes information about all the arts performances and other special events on campus. There's even a tab that allows you to submit a suggestion.

    If you'd like to receive a bimonthly email about items posted to this site, just click the first link on the page. The first email will be sent out later this afternoon, but you can sign up any time,

35 hours ago

If you see this blue/green Toyota Camry...

Not sure if this went out yet, but just in case...

6 days ago

Updated 41 hours ago

I was pretty shocked to come home to this stuck to the front door of my condo building last night.

I left work early yesterday to get my vote in and came home to find this. There was another one with my husband's name on it. He had voted before going to work right when the polls opened.

Who did or didn't vote might be a matter of public record, but I think it's pretty disgusting to A: feel it's ok to tell my neighbors if (and when) I voted, B: get your information wrong in the case of my husband and finally C: think it is OK to to put my first and last name on the front door of the building I live in.

I'm pretty upset to have this person as my alderman.

  • Lived in 33 for 20 years!
    Never got one from
    Dick!

  • My Sister lives in a condo out in the suburbs. Last presidential election, some national organization mailed out to each tenant, a postcard with everyone's name and address on it and, whether they voted or not! 80% are females, 60 years old and above,that reside there! Had some of them in tears because of the embarrassment and fear knowing others now knew their name and address! Just wrong!!

45 hours ago

Found: Electronic Security Key Card

Found Sunday March 1st. on Troy St. near the church and school.
If it is yours, you should be able to describe it and give company name that is listed.

2 days ago

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3 days ago

Gompers Park Baseball/Softball

Registration is wrapping up for the upcoming season. If you are interested, please visit
www.gompersbaseballsoftball.com

3 days ago

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Feb 19

Updated 3 days ago

attention ⚠ yall looking for a part time job

Looking for a part time job im 15 years old and im looking for a little job so help me out asap im located in Albany park area Irving park area Avondale area so just keep in touch Thanks.💯

  • SPIRO 1983 sergeant 19

    Go to the hand car wash and get a job!!!!

  • EEH

    Alex, I do some applicant screening at my job, and I immediately throw out any applications or resumes with spelling errors, typos, or poor grammar. They show a lack of attention to detail, which is so important in every job!

4 days ago

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4 days ago

Now that you have dried off from the Polar Plunge

Warm up with coffee at the Portage Park Garden Club's first meeting of the year All gardeners welcome. Today at 9:30am at the Austin Irving Library, 6100 Irving Park Road. The speakers are from the Friends of Kilbourne Park Organic Greenhouse.

Feb 23

Updated 4 days ago

What happened to Olga's?

Did she go out of business or get shut down?

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

runaway dog?

anyone missing a gorgeous husky with blue eyes? just saw him trotting east on wilson, corner of whipple. Leash attached. Sorry I couldn't catch him!!

5 days ago

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5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Elderly Live in Caregiver

Looking for a loving, and live in caretaker. References a must, and they need to be current. Please email me to discuss. Nice apartment, great part of town. Family very active, but need live in support.

5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Shovel Party!

Let's start a shovel party on 4900 block of Spaulding before it turns to ice! I'm planning to start by 6. :)

Feb 23

Updated 5 days ago

Park District Spring Sign Up Starts Today: Archery, Woodworking and More

Eugene Field Park, 5100 N. Ridgeway Ave.: Sporty offerings include badminton and cardio cycling. Art classes for all ages include color theory and oil painting.

This article has 11 other Chicago locations (Show)

Gompers Park, 4222 W. Foster Ave.: Tumbling, tennis and tee ball for youngsters; fitness boot camp, yoga and pickleball for adults.

Hollywood Park, 3312 W. Thorndale Ave.: Basketball for boys, soccer for girls.

Horner Park, 2741 W. Montrose Ave.: Get crafty with classes in ceramics, woodworking and jewelry making. Also, piano, guitar and jazz band.

Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield Ave.: Hit the pool, either for open swim or aquatic fitness class. Special recreation programs include bowling and judo.

Jensen Park, 4600 N. Lawndale Ave.: Lots of indoor soccer classes, plus fun and games for all ages.

Peterson Park, 5801 N. Pulaski Ave.: Line dancing for seniors, weight training for teens and kiddie college for preschoolers. The park's gymnastics center has a host of classes at a variety of levels.

River Park, 5100 N. Francisco Ave.: Ballet, tap dancing, volleyball and yoga/pilates are among the classes offered.

Hamlin Park, 3035 N. Hoyne Ave.: Circus arts and golf for kids, modern dance and personal training for adults.

Revere Park, 2509 W. Irving Park Rd.: Ping-pong is alive and well at Revere.

Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside Ave.: Parent-and-tot yoga and gymnastics classes.

Winnemac Park, 5101 N. Leavitt St.: Learn to swim at Winnemac, whether you're six years old or 60.

Feb 25 2014

Updated 5 days ago

Nighthawk Bar?

So apparently they're talking about replacing Butch's with a Nighthawk Bar that would be a coffee house by day and bar by night at 4744 N Kimball. Other than calling/writing Mell, is there a way for me to show support for this idea? Especially with the lack of things to do at Kimball, I think this would be brilliant, and seeing as how I live just over a block away, I'd be happy to spend all of my hard-earned money at a place down the street.

  • Lucas H Albany Park and Loving It

    So I went to Mell's website (33rdward.org) and used the Contact Us link to just say that this place would have my full support as well as everyone else's in the neighborhood that I know. I'm hoping she can help with any permits or if they have any issues along the way.

  • AlbanyParkMom Community gardener, 11-year resident

    The developers presented at a community meeting a good while ago (Annisa's link) and everybody was supportive, including the alderman. The developers hadn't done any work for a long time, due to illness. At least, that's what we were told last August. Hope to see something starting soon.

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Parking spot-alley. Kimball/Wilson $100

Hey neighbors,

Got a spot available behind my building. Ready now. 1st come 1st serve

6 days ago

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Feb 24

Updated 6 days ago

Cat Found - Near Argyle & Ridgeway

Our neighbors found a cat on the street near Argyle & Ridgeway last weekend (2/19). He's very friendly and appears to be an indoor cat judging by the clean fur. Please reply if you think he's yours - include description of your lost cat, color, marking, etc - we're not posting a picture as we want to ensure that he goes back to his family.

  • Najia Suleiman Lost cat male orange n white mouth paws n legs

    I lost this cat I have as a profile pic . Let me know if u think its him

  • Thanks for posting Neil. Pets know their owners and vice versa. Even cats will run up to their parents when they come get him.

  • Neil C Ridgeway Resident

    Thanks everyone - pleased to say that cat was reunited with owners last night. Found them through the "Lost Cats of Illinois" Facebook page!

Aug 21

Updated 6 days 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!

  • We have parking available. Please give me a call at 847-571-6248. The lot is located on Kimball and Eastwood.

  • I have an alley spot available off Wilson and Kimball. Call me 708.935.5958

Feb 17

Updated 6 days ago

Our Very Own Tunnel?

Alderman Laurino "join[ed] Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Congressman Mike Quigley, and officials from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MRWD) to announce" that a storm water tunnel will be built in Albany Park. It is to begin in Eugene Park, go under Foster Ave, and 2 years and $45-55M later. empty into North Branch. She "will be engaging the Albany Park community through a series of community meetings and public forums." (per 2/17/15 email)

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

    It's "Eugene Field Park" - Eugene Field was the name of the author of several poems and he lived in Chicago. Calling it "Eugene Park" is wrong.

Feb 24

Updated 6 days ago

Dirty Activity in 33rd Ward?

Went to Linne school to vote this morning and encountered an election judge on the corner yelling at two teens: "Don't do this again! The investigators are on their way!" On my way out of the polling area I heard another judge on the phone describing "an issue with two individuals"... it sounds like the teens were handing out some sort of false information, but I couldn't confirm (didn't want to creep on his convo). Just wondering if anything similar happened to other folks.

  • Picked up about 10 Mell cards INSIDE the voting room at Horner Park yesterday. Handed them to the official who didn't bat an eye. I am astounded the Mell machine did not steal this thing outright. I disagree with much of Meegan's fiscal ideas but I don't think he is connected so might be responsive to the Ward's people.

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

    Ugh, ridiculous.

Feb 25

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Feb 24

Updated Feb 24

Voting Issues @ Chappell

This morning, at about 7:25 a.m., my only option was a paper ballot at Chappell Elementary. None of the scan cards were working for the electronic ballot box. Did anyone else have this problem?

By the way, I was also quite disheartened - to say the least - to be the only voter in the building. If you don't vote, there's no democracy.

  • Wendy Small-town living in the big city

    Take heart, BerkeleyGirl! There was record early voting this year. And maybe it was too cold early this morning? "Much" warmer now at 22 degrees!

Feb 19

Updated Feb 23

stolen catalytic converter

My Ford Escape had the catalytic converter sawed off my car and they stole the O2 sensor too.
If you have a any kind of SUV or Jeep keep it off the street or cage the underneath to prevent theft.
Happened on Bernard Street near Kimball.

  • That was around the same time it happened to me and I have a 2000 Pontiac grand am. I wonder why they're targeting those cars...

  • windycitylinda 30 year AP resident

    According to my mechanic the older the car the more platinum there is in the converters. As he explained it to me, as things are made newer they are made cheaper. Therefore they can get more money off the older ones.

Feb 20

Updated Feb 23

Another campaign misstep by Ald. Mell

It appears that Ald. Mell is not up to speed on basic copyright law.

Two ads sent by Citizens for Deb Mell arrived in my mailbox this week attacking both of her 33rd Ward campaign challengers, Tim Meegan and Annisa Wanat. I was shocked to see that the photo of Annisa used in this ad is a photo I took for Annisa for her campaign, and is an image to which I retain the copyright (see attached JPG).

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It appears that Ald. Mell is not up to speed on basic copyright law.

Two ads sent by Citizens for Deb Mell arrived in my mailbox this week attacking both of her 33rd Ward campaign challengers, Tim Meegan and Annisa Wanat. I was shocked to see that the photo of Annisa used in this ad is a photo I took for Annisa for her campaign, and is an image to which I retain the copyright (see attached JPG).

Despite photo metadata that clearly lists me as the copyright owner for this image, this didn't stop her campaign from making use of the image for their own purposes without inquiring about usage rights or paying licensing fees. This approach seems very much at odds with her claim that "I have and will continue to work towards growing our local businesses using innovative tools." (From her campaign website: http://www.debmell.org/development.html)

I have delivered a cease and desist order to Mell as well as an invoice for the fees owed from this photo usage. In the meantime, I hope you, dear neighbors, will consider voting for one of her challengers:

Annisa Wanat, endorsed by Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times: http://www.annisaforalderman.com/

Tim Meegan: https://meegan4ward33.com/en/

  • John E B resident

    @Irving Dave: we got a flyer every day for 7 days, then more after that, but not daily, definitely more than twice a week though. It's not an exaggeration, the amount has been staggering and we have not been getting that kind of thing from Wanat. Your count is way way off there, and saying if they had the same cash it'd be different, does not make your inaccurate characterization suddenly accurate.

  • Jeanne G From Michigan

    Nope, EVERY day, Irving Dave. And it's dumb, no matter how much money you have. It's overkill and counter productive. WAAAYYYY to much saturation, as they call it in the advertising business.

Feb 23

Tuesday is election day! GO VOTE

Not sure where to vote tomorrow on election day? Check your polling place here: http://www.chicagoelections.com/en/your-voter-information.html

Feb 14

Updated Feb 23

Love this.

So happy to be able to communicate instanteanously with so many neighbors on so many platforms - EveryBlock, Twitter, Facebook, NextDoor.

Please know that I am listening to all of you, including those who disagree. I value all your opinions.

There has been lots of things happening lately in the 39th ward race, including that I received the Tribune's endorsement and a poll administrator at the N. Park Village Admin building who works for Ald. Laurino was removed.

I'm happy to answer any questions you all have about these or other issues. Please feel free to reach out on social media, on my website, or by phone 773.710.8431.

Feb 22

Updated Feb 23

stolen catalytic converter

I live on Bernard right off Montrose and on Wednesday night or early Thursday morning by catalytic converter was stolen.

Feb 23

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Feb 17

Updated Feb 22

Get ready for Election Day

You can learn more about the aldermanic candidates in the 39th ward with this forum hosted by Albany Park Neighbors: http://ow.ly/Jeabt

  • CC.

    Pretty good forum. They asked some good questions.

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