2 days ago

Updated 3 hours ago

North Park students taking up permit parking spaces.

A lot of the north park students have been taking over the neighborhood parking spots(which is permit parking) leaving residents to park blocks away. Parking at night is nightmare because of these a$$hole$. Who do I call to report these vehicles? Getting really tired of this $h!t.

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Updated 29 hours ago

Ice Cream Truck

Does anybody know why the Ice Cream Truck on Troy and Ainslie is so loud from 9 - 10PM?

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

    Probably because the driver leaves it turned up. Why don't you go and politely ask him/her to turn it down?

  • Jenn WiredCat

    There is a truck that sits at Sunnyside and Kimball between 9-10pm. The engine noise is louder than the music. It's annoying because I have to turn my TV up to hear it or close my window. I think we talked about this last year. I think quite a few...

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    There is a truck that sits at Sunnyside and Kimball between 9-10pm. The engine noise is louder than the music. It's annoying because I have to turn my TV up to hear it or close my window. I think we talked about this last year. I think quite a few of us complained about it last year to the proper places.

    It brings me to wonder...why drive an ice cream truck through a neighbourhood that late? I know when I was younger I was in bed by that time. Kids are still in school.

Apr 10

Updated 39 hours ago

Reel Mower Sharpening

I'm curious if anyone knows where I can get a cheap sharpen done on my reel mower. (It only cost $70 new, so at some point it might be more cost effective to just buy a new one.) Its only 2 years old, but I assume it needs to be sharpened since I don't always take the best care of it. I found this place on yelp but the reviews seem to be all over the place http://www.yelp.com/biz/chicago-lawn-mower-chicago?osq=Mower+Sharpen I thought I'd ask here to see if anyone knows of any other options, or has personal experiences with this place. Thanks!

  • Thanks guys. Michael - I was hoping to avoid sharpening it myself, but if I'm stuck doing it I appreciate this link. I watched a few you tube videos on how to sharpen and that's when I decided I would be totally willing to pay someone to do it! But...if that doesn't work out, I'll be cussing in my backyard trying to sharpen it myself.

    I'll Check into Coast to Coast Hardware. Thanks Robin.

  • I've had tools sharpened at Ace Hardware on Montrose across from Pete's Pizza 2. I think they would do reel mowers, too.

Feb 19

Updated 46 hours 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.💯

  • John P Manufacturer Ravenswood

    If you feel that going on a public board, using grade school level "text" slang and then telling another poster to "shut the f##k up" for offering practical advice sets them a part from thousands of other potential candidates, then by all means, give him a shot.

  • Alex, Mayor Emanuel just announced he's looking for kids between the ages of 14-24 who are looking for summer jobs in their neighboneighborhood. Apply online at summerjobschicago.org. Good luck!

Apr 11

Updated 2 days ago

4300 N. Troy - Speed Bumps

We noticed yesterday that signs were put up on the block indicating that speed bumps were going to be installed next week. Does anyone have any information on how this decision was made, i.e., who made this decision? I know that we were never contacted in any fashion regarding this change. I find it very disheartening that such a change to a street can be made without any input from the residents.

  • We are actually trying to get speed bumps on our street and had to go through and get signatures from enough residents to do it. I'm not sure what the status of it is, we all signed the petition late last summer.

  • FCZ Montrose and Troy

    Yeah, that's what I thought was needed - petitions. We never signed one and I asked several neighbors if they had. They hadn't. I ended up contacting Deb Mell's office. They claimed they couldn't find the petitions. So, they put a hold on the project. What I suspect happened was that a "connected" person wanted speed humps so they just went ahead with it without getting the necessary signatures.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

fence painter

I'm looking for someone to paint our fence and possibly the trim of the house in Albany Park. Does anyone have any recommendations? Thanks.

  • Andrew Levin Property Management Specialist

    Call Sam Alic of 1919 Painting at 773-307-3108. I use Sam to paint hallways and exteriors at condominium associations that I manage in the area. I recommend him 100 percent.

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4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Red Eared Slider Turtles need an excellent home!

A male (Squirt) and a female (Kirmy). Both are full grown. The female does lay eggs.

My kids are grown and I don't want to take care of the tank anymore! I will donate the turtles, tank, filter, lights, food, etc. Everything you need. But only to a good home! (You WILL be interviewed!)

I will not give away the tank separately.

Warnings:
Do not consider until you read up on caring for aquatic turtles.
The tank needs cleaning often, even with the filter.
No fish can share the tank or they'll be eaten.

Apr 09

Updated 3 days ago

Problem neighbor kids.

We have a house in the back of the lot which means our house is the forth wall for the people next door. For over 10 years we have dealt with them playing soccer, volleyball, basketball, dodgeball.....all in a postage-stamp back yard. This has been a constant battle. No matter of asking. pleading, begging, logical explanations, NOTHING has kept them from banging stuff into my house. Our old siding was already super banged up but we are in the process...

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We have a house in the back of the lot which means our house is the forth wall for the people next door. For over 10 years we have dealt with them playing soccer, volleyball, basketball, dodgeball.....all in a postage-stamp back yard. This has been a constant battle. No matter of asking. pleading, begging, logical explanations, NOTHING has kept them from banging stuff into my house. Our old siding was already super banged up but we are in the process of redoing the siding on the whole house. Now that the siding will all be new and shiny I REALLY don't want them banging balls and things into the side of my house. What should I do? Everyone says call the cops but, really? What do I say? Do I call 911 or 311? It's annoying but not really an emergency is it? Do I tell the cops "the people next door are kicking a ball against my house"? I feel like they will laugh in my face (ear) Please advise. And also, can CAPS really do anything about it either? Thanks guys!

  • You will need a permit for a fence 6 feet tall. The developer that bought the home next to us removed some of our fences and damaged some of our other fences. I'm told its a civil manner. Oh but the developer doesn't show a permit for their fences.

  • Brian Irving Park BT Resident

    RELEASE THE DOGS!

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5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Consider fostering a dog.Chicago Animal Care and Control is 100% full!

Obtained from CACC Transfer FB Page

There were literally zero dog cages available for the strays, owner surrenders and confiscates the shelter is legally required to take in as they arrive. Most rescue groups that pull from CACC can only take as many pups as they have foster homes, adopters and financial support for. If you have ever considered fostering a CACC dog, now is the time.Visit this note for more info: http://tinyurl.com/wanttofoster

https://www.facebook.com/pages/CACC-Transfer-Team/226541667442185?sk=timeline

  • AJP

    How can we get City, County to allocate more money and space for the pound? it is underfunded and outdated.

  • Good question. I don't know but its something to think about. I wonder how we compare to other cities?

3 days ago

Apr 11

Updated 3 days ago

Ravenswood Garage Sale

Does anyone know the dates for this year's sale will be held?

4 days ago

Blue Nose Pit needs good home

Loveable 5 year old female Blue Nose Pit needs a good home. She isn't fixed. She does well in a home where there are no other female dogs or small kids/teens. She loves to play and needs someone that can pay attention to her. Her current Rabies shot will expire next year; needs to go in for everything else.
(This is my friend's dog.)

4 days ago

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4 days ago

Albany Park Clean Up

Join us Saturday, April 18th for our Clean and Green day starting at 10 a.m. to roughly noonish. Our meet up location will be on the corner of Sunnyside & Kimball (please bring gloves if you have them, if not I will have some handy). Also, if your block is in need of a clean up, please reach out to: albanyparkneighbors@gmail.com to find out if a captain has been assigned. If not, and if your block is close to Sunnyside...

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Join us Saturday, April 18th for our Clean and Green day starting at 10 a.m. to roughly noonish. Our meet up location will be on the corner of Sunnyside & Kimball (please bring gloves if you have them, if not I will have some handy). Also, if your block is in need of a clean up, please reach out to: albanyparkneighbors@gmail.com to find out if a captain has been assigned. If not, and if your block is close to Sunnyside and Kimball, we would love to pitch in to help. Post below. Following the clean up, we are also having our first Meet & Greet/Positive Loitering event, and welcome everyone to join us especially those residing near or on the intersection of Sunnyside & Kimball. Thank you for your time.

Apr 07

Updated 4 days ago

Markings in Alley

Does anyone know what these stencils may mean? They are in the alley. One points towards a neighbor's property, one toward mine. They appear to be stenciled. Is this a marking from the city? (Street/sewer repairs are in the area)

  • Jane Spec North Center resident

    jm540..

    What makes you so harsh!? Can I repeat that I did not say it was an oceans 11 heist! It was something that had already happened at a home near me. I didn't make that sh*t up! Is it so wrong to consider things that go beyond your simple...

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    jm540..

    What makes you so harsh!? Can I repeat that I did not say it was an oceans 11 heist! It was something that had already happened at a home near me. I didn't make that sh*t up! Is it so wrong to consider things that go beyond your simple thinking? Thats why things go down without people knowing and everybody ends up saying "I can't believe that was going on and I didn't know it" I don't need your condescending sh*tty comments. And by all means, now use this forum to continue to mock me for fun. Isn't that what the internet is for? For crazy people like me and people like you to put me in my place.

  • It looks like a tulip to me. Is the electric company coming to cut tree branches away from the wires?

Jun 12

Updated 4 days ago

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

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

  • Thanks...what happened to the temporary mildew issue? Somebody could do good business there as a gym with honesty and a few treadmills.

  • We toured some condos in that building and were told the space had been rented to a new tenant to open a "computer/technology store."

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Apr 11

Updated 6 days ago

Siberian Husky found near Wilson and Spaulding

Found this dog today chasing after other dogs near the corner of Wilson and Spaulding. It must live near by because it stayed near that vicinity. Has collar with no tags and is not micro-chipped. Please help this dog find it's home. Please have the owner call me so we can arrange a pick up. 773-770-5239.

  • kvee California and irving park resident

    Thank you IPA Nino for finding his owner. I sure hope this dog isn't being Abused. I think a dog who bites his owner is an indication something isn't right. He should of been happy, wagging his tail and jumping up and down. I sure hope the owner tries to be more responsible and make sure his husky doesn't run free.

  • Doesn't sound like the dog wanted to go home. Dogs are usually happy to see their owners. I hope he will be ok.

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Apr 01

Updated 6 days ago

North Park Residents beware of burglaries

Monday, April 30 9PM CT A burglar tried to break in to my house. He used a crowbar to open the door and enter from the back. Fortunately I was home and when he heard my steps, he dashed out. I wasn't able to catch him but wanted to make sure everyone in the neighborhood is aware. The burglar rings the door bell several times. This is his way of making sure that no ones home.

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Monday, April 30 9PM CT A burglar tried to break in to my house. He used a crowbar to open the door and enter from the back. Fortunately I was home and when he heard my steps, he dashed out. I wasn't able to catch him but wanted to make sure everyone in the neighborhood is aware. The burglar rings the door bell several times. This is his way of making sure that no ones home.

The incident has been reported to CPD and they are investigating. If you live in North Park area and know anything about this, please PM me or report to the nearest police department (foster and lincoln).

There has been an increase in burglaries in the neighborhood lately.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/7/71/406221/police-four-north-park-homes-burglarized-last-month

  • My parents live right next to the home burglarized in Christiana. Needless to say, maximum security has commenced at home base. Be safe!

  • Burglary Reports

    Burglary: Forcible entry

    3400 block W. Foster Ave. • Apr 02 @ 5:30 PM

    Burglary: Forcible entry

    3300 block W. Lawrence Ave. • Apr 02 @ 9:00 PM

    Burglary: Unlawful entry / Apartment

    4000 block N. Spaulding Ave. April 03 @ 12:00 PM

Apr 09

Updated 6 days ago

Montrose & Sacramento Neighbors

This morning at Montrose and Sacramento a middle aged white guy in a black mercedes sedan threatened to knock me out because my dog and I were crossing the street too slowly for his liking. Of course we had the light the whole time.. I know it's a long shot, but if anybody out there can help me put a name to a face it would be much appreciated. I'm not sure if he lives in the area or was possibly dropping his kids off at the daycare on the corner.

Also, does anybody know what the minimum criteria for a police report is in a situation like this?

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Mar 13

Updated 6 days ago

Fish tacos in Albany Park

While I've enjoyed many tacos in Albany Park, I don't think I've come across any fish tacos in the neighborhood. Does anyone have a recommendation to share?

Apr 11

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Apr 10

Garage for rent near Wilson & St. Louis?

Hello, does anyone have a 2 car garage available near St. Louis & Wilson? Thanks!

Apr 10

Parking

Hi. I am looking to rent a parking spot near Springfield and Carmen. Any info is appreciated.

Apr 10

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Apr 09

Flood Advisory for the North Branch of the Chicago River

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Subject: Flood Advisory
Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2015 13:49:34 -0700 (PDT)
From: Notify Chicago <conf-355664261@everbridge.net>
Reply-To: Notify Chicago <conf-355664261@everbridge.net>

A Flood Advisory for the North Branch of the Chicago River is in effect until April 11th at 3:30am.

Apr 08

Updated Apr 09

Cleaning person

How do I send private message on every block to someone?

  • Brian Irving Park BT Resident

    Cleaning person: If you need a maid I got a great deal through Handybook using key work Spotify where I got a 2 hr cleaning for 20 bucks. Its a one time thing but its a great way to clean up after a party or something.

  • SpamAlert Hates being spammed

    In order to use the EB email system, BOTH sender and recipient have to have that function enabled. If you click on their name in a thread, you'll be taken to a page where off to the right you'll see links marked About, Posts, Comments, Send email (if they've enabled it).

Apr 09

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Apr 06

Updated Apr 09

Gunshots around the 4400 block of St Louis

Be careful out there tonight, I just heard about 5 or 6 gun shots near Montrose and Kimball.

(Yes I called it in and police are out patrolling now.)

  • Jenn WiredCat

    Sorry, I was doing too much at once when I posted. Kimball and Sunnyside.

  • Tas mania Devil Irving and california

    LMFAO these post and these comments of the alderman isn't doing anything LMFAO

    I say we put the alderman in a police car and have him or her patrol i bet the crime will stop right. This isn't the burbs folks criminals don't give a rats butt about the alderman and there isn't anything they can do. By all means tho attend your caps meetings and call the alderman the two stop cure to crime

Apr 02

Updated Apr 08

Positive Loitering Crew

With the nice weather approaching comes trouble. I would like to have a group of people who reside anywhere near the corner of Kimball &Sunnyside to join me. This approach had been done in the past by the PEAP (PEOPLE OF EAST ALBANY PARK). Positive loitering, I believe would be a way to keep the thugs off the corner. I am concerned about my children being caught in the midst of gang violence and I am certain many of you,...

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With the nice weather approaching comes trouble. I would like to have a group of people who reside anywhere near the corner of Kimball &Sunnyside to join me. This approach had been done in the past by the PEAP (PEOPLE OF EAST ALBANY PARK). Positive loitering, I believe would be a way to keep the thugs off the corner. I am concerned about my children being caught in the midst of gang violence and I am certain many of you, especially as home owners and residents are concerned as well. Let's come together and nip this in the bud soon before the weather breaks. Thank you and may peace reign over Sunnyside & Kimball. Let's pick a date and make it happen.

  • herd herd

    I reeally like the idea of positive loitering. However, it seems that 10 am on a Saturday moring is an odd time. Wouldn't it make more sense to do it in the evening when more people ("thugs") would see? Aren't a lot of people sleeping in? Crime stats seem to spike at certain times of the day and 10 am is not one of them. Seems like if this is meant to be kind of a reverse intimidation they should at least be around to be affected.

  • Concerned Guardian Albany Park resident for almost 2 years now.

    @Herd the 10 in the morning is the Albany Park cleanup and meet & greet

Apr 08

New restaurant at Montrose & Avers? (formerly Riders Needs)

There is a building permit issued for 3826 W. Montrose, formerly Riders Needs. I was just walking by there a week ago and thought that based on the wide sidewalk, it would be a nice spot for dining al fresco. Anyway, plans indicate that George Tselos is the owner and based on very quick Google search, appears he is former proprietor of a decent-seeming place in Franklin Park called Crystal Fountain Cafe.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/crystal-fountain-cafe-franklin-park

Looks promising, would appreciate a sit-down breakfast option nearby. That stretch of Montrose needs some help.

Apr 07

Updated Apr 08

Garbage/recycling

So my garbage AND recycling was just picked up all in the same truck. What is the point of separating the two? Also, does anyone know of an electronics recycling event happening anytime soon in the neighborhood?

  • Mouseman Recent home owner in the area.

    The city has a recycling building on Goose Island along the river just south of
    Division.

  • I think he is referring to the blue carts in his alley.

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