2 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

People, I beg of you, please!

I have a big, strong dog. He has fear aggression. He wears a muzzle outside and gets treats for being calm. We are working with a behaviorist. I am working very hard to train him out of his fears and bad habits.

Please, If you see us on the street, don't be fooled by how closely he pays attention to me (I've got the treats!) or how calm he seems. If I ask you not to approach with your dog...

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I have a big, strong dog. He has fear aggression. He wears a muzzle outside and gets treats for being calm. We are working with a behaviorist. I am working very hard to train him out of his fears and bad habits.

Please, If you see us on the street, don't be fooled by how closely he pays attention to me (I've got the treats!) or how calm he seems. If I ask you not to approach with your dog or young child, please respect my words. It doesn't make a difference if your child loves dogs or if your dog is a sweet, docile snuggle bug.

Yes, he's muzzled up and can't hurt you, but you hurt him when you don't listen to me. He doesn't need anymore setbacks from well-meaning people. I understand you think he is sweet/handsome and you want to pet him. He doesn't. He thinks you're trying to hurt him - or me.

I'm not asking you to be afraid or cross the street if you see us. Passing us on the sidewalk is no longer an issue. If he gets riled up by your dog, I will cross the street. Don't worry. I want us all to be safe and enjoy a pleasant walk.

I expect that some people will flame this post and tell me to "put him down." I don't have to defend myself to you and I won't. I am not putting people in danger. I'm simply asking you not to try to introduce your dog to mine, or encourage your child to try to pet him.

Thank you!

18 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

FOUND CAT

Nice cat - kinda striped, white and black and brown, green eyes (maybe?) kinda white face (nose and mouth) very sweet and mewing outside my back door. Not sure the sex, might be male? Found at Whipple & Sunnyside... Reply here!

4 hours ago

Website designer

hi, I'm looking for someone to update my website. Fairly basic, no payment function onsite.

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Oct 10

Updated 2 days ago

Hunted trails

I wonder who the geniuses were that stopped The haunted trails that was at Peterson Park every Halloween and I remember that there was a pumpkin patch at Peterson Park back in October of 2005 but never reappeared now they're complaining and trying to stop Ayso are you people serious ! We have two parks in our neighborhood Peterson Park & Hollywood Park and yet there is never anything fun for your kids and either one like all the other neighborhood parks amazing I mean why should we have to take our kids to other neighborhood parks for Halloween pumpkin patches or festivals

2 days ago

Babysitter

Hey, my name is Madalina and I am an experienced babysitter. I am looking for a family that needs a full time caring and careful babysitter for their child. I live in the Avondale area. Please contact me if you are interested or know someone who would be interested. Thank you !
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4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Lost cat: Approx 10-year-old male short hair tabby

Hi,

My family's cat has been missing since some point on Saturday. Unfortunately we were out and about most of the weekend until late Sunday so he didn't have opportunity to come inside. He was last seen around Whipple-Albany and Sunnyside.

He's an extremely friendly male cat, brown-black tabby with black stripes. He has a distinguishing mole on his nose. He is known to approach strangers and purr and meow a lot, so I am wondering if a neighbor may have taken him in. He's also fairly skinny but overall in good health.

Thanks for any help.

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Looking for a recommendation for roofing company

We need our roof repaired or replaced. Any recommendations? Thank you!

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

    Ferris Roofing did an excellent job on our bungalow and has done many of our neighbors' roofs as well. Very professional, reasonable and courteous 773-583-8382

  • JZ Roofing replaced the roof on my house and garage as well as all of the gutters. They did an excellent job. Merrill, the sales guy, is a bit annoying but you certainly get a nice new roof without any hassels. Everything is guaranteed. Their quote was in the middle.

3 days ago

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3 days ago

9 ways to celebrate Día de los Muertos with your family in Chicago

5100 N. Ridgeway Ave. (Albany Park)

This article has 5 other Chicago locations (Show)

1852 W. 19th St. (Pilsen)

4550 W. Sunnyside Ave. (Mayfair Park)

935 W. Wilson Ave. (Buena Park)

1641 W. 16th St. (Pilsen)

220 S Michigan Ave. (South Loop)

3 days ago

Movie nights, pumpkin patches, spooky parties all part of park district’s Halloween celebrations

On Monday, people age 8 and older are invited to Day of the Dead mask painting 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Eugene Field Park, 5100 N. Ridgeway Ave. Admission costs $15 and includes one plaster mask per person. For more information call 773-478-9744.

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A Day of the Dead workshop for ages 9 and older is 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at Mayfair Park, 4550 W. Sunnyside Ave. This time, participants will learn to paint and decorate their own sugar skulls on canvas. 

...Movies is 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at Margate Park Fieldhouse, 4921 N. Marine Dr., for ages 13 and older. Admission to the horror flick “Insidious,” rated PG-13, costs...

...ages 4:40-6:10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the McFetridge Sports Center, 3843 N. California Ave. The party will feature spooky tunes, decorations, treats and a costume contest with prizes. Normal...

...people age 12 and younger at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Lincoln Park, 2045 N. Lincoln Park W. The 5K at 4 p.m. features a winding course through Lincoln Park followed by...

...Out with Dracula 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, at Olympia Park, 6566 N. Avondale Ave. People of all ages are invited to enjoy a meal of pizza and salad followed...

4 days ago

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5 days ago

Is this your cat?

I found this cutie in the vicinity of Sunnyside & Drake approx. 5pm Sunday (10/19). He was following various people on the street and trying to enter apartment building in the area, meowing to go inside. No one knew who he might belong to.

Male tuxedo kitty, all black on top, white belly and paws. Seems quite young. See attached pic. Not micro-chipped and appears to be in excellent health. Very perplexed as to why this guy is not micro-chipped...

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I found this cutie in the vicinity of Sunnyside & Drake approx. 5pm Sunday (10/19). He was following various people on the street and trying to enter apartment building in the area, meowing to go inside. No one knew who he might belong to.

Male tuxedo kitty, all black on top, white belly and paws. Seems quite young. See attached pic. Not micro-chipped and appears to be in excellent health. Very perplexed as to why this guy is not micro-chipped as he appears to be someone's loving pet.

Extremely well socialized with people, playful and not fearful at all. Did not appear to be an indoor/outdoor kitty as he did not seem familiar with cars, traffic or the outside world. Will be turning over to rescue group for proper adoption procedure if owners are not located by end of the week. He will be an extremely good find for someone looking to adopt a young male who is quite outgoing, well-behaved and friendly. Am re-posting this to various neighborhood sites, Chicago lost pet FB pages, etc.

If you believe this is your cat, please call #773-822-1700 and leave a message with call back number and email. You will be asked to provide proof of ownership and photos.

Thank you. - Heather

Bow Wow Meow Pet Care
www.mybowwowmeow.com
Proudly Serving Albany Park Since 2005

5 days ago

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6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Girl, 14, missing from Albany Park

Police are searching for a 14-year-old girl who has been missing for almost a week from the Albany Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

Beatriz Delaluz was last seen about 2 p.m. on Oct. 12 when she left her father’s home in the 4900 block of North Lawndale, according to a missing person alert from Chicago Police.

Delaluz has been active on Facebook but hasn’t revealed where she might be, the alert said.

She is described as a 5-foot-3, 140-pound Hispanic girl, last seen carrying a black and white Jordan backpack, police said.

Anyone with information on Delaluz’s whereabouts is asked to call Area North detectives at (312) 744-8200.

http://breakingnews.suntimes.com/chicago/girl-14-missing-from-albany-park/

  • Wicked Fast BMW Average Chicagoan who loves her city

    Sounds like runaway. Kids that age usually run away for a reason.

  • The link Bob provided has been updated & says she's been found.

5 days ago

Our Local American Legion Post Cordially Invites Local Scout Units to Vets Day Parade

All Girl and Boy Scout units are invited to march in the local American Legion Veterans’ Day Parade on Sunday, November 9. American Legion Post #134 in Morton Grove will hold its annual Veterans’ Day Parade through Morton Grove. The fun-filled parade will kick off at 1:30pm at the Post at 6144 W. Dempster. Scouts should arrive at 12:30pm to line up. We are expecting a large parade turnout this year. Scout units interested in attending should contact Jac Charlier, Scouting Chair, with the American Legion at jac.charlier@gmail.com.

Oct 16

Updated 6 days ago

Anyone hear gunshots?

Near Kedzie and Argyle. I've heard four gunshots in the past half hour. Anyone know what's going on?

Be safe!

  • I heard some bangs at the time. 1 around 8:15, another around 8:30 and 2 in quick succession at around 8:45. Wasn't sure if it was fireworks or what. Since I never heard any sirens or those police truck honks I assumed it was fireworks.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Did you call 911? Police resources are allocated, in part, based on 911 calls. Police response should be under ten minutes.

6 days ago

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Jun 12

Updated 6 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

  • drewmaskreplica Albany Park Resident

    I think "folks that cancelled your memberships" misses the point of what happened here:
    1) The contracted term was one year from opening, which took two-plus years to happen (double charges occurred and refunds were requested before the gym ever opened).
    2) No cancellation materials were offered as no refund was offered. His entire response amounted to "shucks. too bad."

  • E.G. Albany Park

    I understand what you're saying Drew; however I'm in the process of canceling (I did not have an overall positive experience) and have little to go on. I cannot locate a copy of my contract (I doubt if I was given a copy) and when I sent an email to...

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    I understand what you're saying Drew; however I'm in the process of canceling (I did not have an overall positive experience) and have little to go on. I cannot locate a copy of my contract (I doubt if I was given a copy) and when I sent an email to the info email address I was told to come in and fill in a cancelation form. For LA Fitness I just printed one up and sent it in. This seems odd that the gym wants me to come in and have me fill out a cancelation on the spot, especially since the owner knows I'm not happy.

    I paid bi-yearly, and am paid up until the end of the year, I just find this whole buisness is a bit shady.

Oct 14

Updated 6 days ago

Neighbor Advice Needed

We live next to one of the (in)famous Gary Carlson buildings. There's a guy living on the 3rd floor who throws cigarette butts and beer cans/bottles off the deck up there into our backyard and the backyard of the house next door. We've spoken with the perpetrator himself, the police, and Gary Carlson, but nothing's changed. We posted a sign on the property asking (very nicely) if they could please not throw trash. It was marked up with obscenities and...

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We live next to one of the (in)famous Gary Carlson buildings. There's a guy living on the 3rd floor who throws cigarette butts and beer cans/bottles off the deck up there into our backyard and the backyard of the house next door. We've spoken with the perpetrator himself, the police, and Gary Carlson, but nothing's changed. We posted a sign on the property asking (very nicely) if they could please not throw trash. It was marked up with obscenities and flown onto our back porch in the form of a paper airplane.

What else can we do? One of our neighbors has said that Gary Carlson has been single-handedly holding back progress in Albany Park. Any of you Carlson-abutters have similar issues? What pressure can we put on him as a landlord?

  • Rob L- I'm curious if you were able to attend the CAPS meeting or if you've looked into any of these options presented. Will you give us an update if you do? Thx!

  • smartypants LifeLongCityGirl

    @Rob L, I know it stinks to be nice to a person who is so inconsiderate, but when the person is as jerky as your butt tosser, honestly, I would try to kill him with kindness if you want to change his behavior. Check out his tossed beer cans and...

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    @Rob L, I know it stinks to be nice to a person who is so inconsiderate, but when the person is as jerky as your butt tosser, honestly, I would try to kill him with kindness if you want to change his behavior. Check out his tossed beer cans and bring him a 6 pack of the same with a smile (and an old coffee can for the butts.) This is how I dealt with an upstairs neighbor of mine many years ago.It actually worked - as my mom always says, "You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar."

Jul 28

Updated 6 days ago

Garage Repair

The garage for my building is falling apart and I'm looking for recommendations on someone who will do a good job fixing it. It's a large brick garage. I've been getting a few quotes from different places, but would love to go with someone who has done this type of work before and that has a good reputation doing a good job. Has anyone in the neighborhood had something like this done or can recommend someone?

  • kay abrams hats by kay

    You might try Peoples Home Improvement, the owner Leonard Belsky is very honest and reasonable and a really nice guy. He built a beautiful back porch for us. Do not get Craft Master Construction, they are very dishonest and not a good job.

  • In business over 25 years masonry work in Chicago. McDonald Construction licensed and insured. Give me a call at 773 203 3019 Michael McDonald I can take a look at it and let you know what you need

  • SpamAlert Spamophobic

    Gee, dude. Every single one of your comments since you signed up is about you advertising your business. Give it a rest. Maybe you have happy and satisfied customers who could tell us how great you are.

    No advertising on EveryBlock.

Oct 18

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Oct 16

Updated Oct 18

30-Second Auctions - Saturday, October 18th, 2014 @ 9:45 a.m.

Sometimes things just come together in the last 30 seconds…

Brand New

42" SHARP 1080p LED HDTV

WHEN: SATURDAY!!! 10/18/2014 @ 10:15 a.m CST!!!
(Registration starts at 9:45 a.m.)

Location:
Brands Park (Events Room)
3259 N. Elston Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618

Auctioneer:
Rafal Pawlikowski – Illinois
License No. 441.002037

Questions? Contact: 773-424-2015

AUCTION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

PLEASE NOTE - Only registered bidders will be allowed in the bidding room.

42" SHARP LED 1080p – 120Hz – HDTV

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Sometimes things just come together in the last 30 seconds…

Brand New

42" SHARP 1080p LED HDTV

WHEN: SATURDAY!!! 10/18/2014 @ 10:15 a.m CST!!!
(Registration starts at 9:45 a.m.)

Location:
Brands Park (Events Room)
3259 N. Elston Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618

Auctioneer:
Rafal Pawlikowski – Illinois
License No. 441.002037

Questions? Contact: 773-424-2015

AUCTION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

PLEASE NOTE - Only registered bidders will be allowed in the bidding room.

42" SHARP LED 1080p – 120Hz – HDTV

This is an all-pay auction, meaning:

ALL PARTICIPANTS PAY: ($30)

REGISTRATION FEE: $30
(All bidders must pay regardless of whether he/she wins the auction)

AUCTION WINNER PAYS: (Estimated total: $128.33)

REGISTRATION FEE: $30
(All bidders must pay regardless of whether he/she wins the auction)
ESTIMATED FINAL BID: $90
CHICAGO SALES TAX: 9.25%

Auction Details:

DATE: Sat., October 18, 2014

REGISTRATION START TIME: 9:45 a.m. CST.

REGISTRATION END TIME: 10:15 a.m. CST.

REGISTRATION FEE: $30

AUCTION START: PROMPTLY AFTER REGISTRATION END

MINIMUM NUMBER OF REGISTRANTS: 30

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF REGISTRANTS: 30

BIDS PER REGISTRATION: 3

BID INCREMENTS: $1

Terms and conditions:

Positive photo ID required at registration. Cash ONLY. 0% Buyers Premium. $30.00 registration fee per auction. All registrants pay non-refundable registration fee. Buyer pays Registration fee + Final Bid Price + any Sales Taxes.

Oct 10

Updated Oct 18

New store taking over several storefronts on Kedzie

I just found out that several storefronts on the east side of Kedzie just south of Lawrence have cleared out their current occupants because they were purchased by a larger retailing who is moving in and totally re-doing the space.
One person mentioned this might be a Ross store. Has anyone heard anything about this? Any other ideas?

  • Cheryl, Golden Crust had sanitary violations over the summer. The details were listed on Every Block.

  • Ruk is great -- friendly service and delicious food. We've known John since the early '90s -- his parents own Roong Petch by the Montrose Brown Line stop. Really lovely people.

Oct 16

Updated Oct 17

Bathroom and Kitchen Remodel

Has anyone used anyone recently on a bathroom and/or kitchen remodel? We had a couple bids for the kitchen, but none that I've been thrilled about. Appreciate any feedback from neighbors.
Thanks!

  • Worth getting a quote from Chicagoland Remodeling, Inc. They just did our bathroom (looks great!) and came well under the other six or so quotes we obtained. Plus they were fast and scheduled the job as soon as we were ready. We had a couple of communication glitches that meant...

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    Worth getting a quote from Chicagoland Remodeling, Inc. They just did our bathroom (looks great!) and came well under the other six or so quotes we obtained. Plus they were fast and scheduled the job as soon as we were ready. We had a couple of communication glitches that meant they had to re-do some minor things. They were quick to comply and make it right. My advice is that if you work with any contractor, sit down and go over every detail with the person who is actually going to be doing the job (they subcontract), in addition to communicating your vision with the primary contractor/company reps.

  • Chigirl Albany Parker

    Thanks for the recs guys!

Oct 17

Marijuana Dispensary on Montrose?

from DNA this morning--
IL Grown Medicine is trying to secure three medical marijuana dispensary licenses in the city, and has partnered with a California-based dispensary to target elderly customers in Wicker Park, Mayfair and Pullman.
The company hopes to open dispensaries at 4739 W. Montrose Ave., 1300-1308 W. North Ave. and 11040 S. Langley Ave.

Oct 17

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Oct 14

Updated Oct 17

Rain Rain Go Away

Hi EB Family,
I moved here three years ago from Dallas Texas , and can't seem to feel good around these times. Does anyone else have any good ideas to feeling better throughout this Chicago fall season.

  • Maria Lifelong Chicagoan

    Love the advice in here. Hope it helps the OP as I think it will me. Did not know the Paschke Center even existed in the nabe where I grew up of all places. I like his art. Thanks, all.

  • Maria, the Ed Paschke Center is fairly new, run by his 2 kids.

Oct 16

Updated Oct 16

Squirrels (or raccoon) in house

We need help removing wildlife from our house. We have squirrels or perhaps a raccoon living in the space between our top two floors. It is beyond our control. Can any suggest a wildlife removal company? And a roofing company? Thanks!!!

  • CB Parked in Albany Park

    ABC Humane Wildlife (847) 870-7175 removed squirrels that got in between the floors of my two flat. They were professional and effective. They even found and sealed the opening to prevent future nesting.

Oct 15

Updated Oct 16

Comcast Outage?

Internet at home is down and wondering if anyone else is having issues? Around Montrose and Kimball?

Oct 14

Updated Oct 16

Skunk or Opossum removal

Anyone has a recommendation for a company that will humanely remove Skunk or Opossum that is recently moved under my porch. Don't want to use poison and don't want trap and bitten by the animal.

Any advice ?

Oct 16

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Oct 13

Updated Oct 15

Lost leather journal on #92 bus

#92 bus Sunday AM 10/12. Door side front facing seat. Left brown leather journal. Let me know if you found it!

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

    Call the CTA Lost and Found at the Forest Glen Garage 773-774-2666 which is where the #92 bus is stationed. Good Luck.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    I have retrieved my cell phone (twice) and keys from the CTA. I am always shocked at how honest people are

Oct 15

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Oct 13

Updated Oct 15

Gunshots near Kimball and Carmen?

Did anyone else hear what sounded like 4-6 shots about 15 minutes ago, so like 11:15 pm? My window was open in my kitchen and it was loud enough for me to hear in my living room with the TV on. Heard some sirens and saw blue lights fly down Kimball, but not sure where exactly the noise came from. Maybe the bridge on Carmen and Bernard.

  • Yes! I called 911, but heard only one siren.

  • inssane North Sider since 1981

    One siren means nothing. Wouldn't you want to speed around without your siren so they don't hear you coming?
    Good job on calling it in right away, that is the only way they know, is when we call.

Oct 12

Updated Oct 14

electrician recommendation

The fluorescent bulbs in my bathroom light fixture are crackling nonstop. Pretty sure it is a wiring issue--bulbs work fine elsewhere. Anyone got a rec for an electrician in Albany Park or nearby? Thanks.

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