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Updated 24 min ago

Free Antique Desk

250 Yr. OLD DESK FOR FREE TO ANTIQUE LOVER.
Was advertised before but the one who wanted it was unable to get it moved. It has an upper portion with shelves and the lower section is for writing and when you lift the desk portion there is storage. It was used in the South I understand by the post office. It has been in my family for 200 of those 250 years and is in beautiful condition with the wood...

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250 Yr. OLD DESK FOR FREE TO ANTIQUE LOVER.
Was advertised before but the one who wanted it was unable to get it moved. It has an upper portion with shelves and the lower section is for writing and when you lift the desk portion there is storage. It was used in the South I understand by the post office. It has been in my family for 200 of those 250 years and is in beautiful condition with the wood in fine condition. Please call me if you wish to see it 773-267-5155. To those who were interested on the first go-round please call again.
Measurements are as follows: Shelf portion is 10"deep, 34" wide and 37" from top to the lower portion of desk. Lower section measures 39" from floor to top where shelving sits, 27" deep and 35" wide. Please call 773-267-5155 to see it.
June

  • Artie P. Chicago resident since 2010. Originally from NYC.

    Is it possible to share a photo?

32 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Broken Concrete for Sale

JK. I will be tearing out a concrete walkway on my property and would like to know if anyone has any good suggestions on how to get rid of the debris (properly). Thanks.

5 hours ago

Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo

Hey pop culture lovers! Starting tomorrow through Sunday the Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo will be taking place at McCormick Place. If you love pop culture C2E2 is for you you! Sunday is Kids Day filled with lots of great activities for the whole family. I'll be at table G5 in Artists Alley selling my all ages comics and mature readers books. Stop by and say hello! You can find more information at the link below.

http://www.c2e2.com/

10 hours ago

City voting on plastic bag ban today

Contact your alderperson if you are in favor of this.

Laurino's email: ward39@cityofchicago.org

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2 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Found lost dog in a dapper sweater near Spaulding and Montrose

Is this little critter yours, or do you know whose it is? No tags, although I haven't had it checked for a microchip yet.

It's currently hanging out in my back yard with a bowl of water.

Contact me here or via phone at 773-442-2004 to claim it.

  • Ian Knox Homeowner, Cyclist, Artist, and Beer Enthusiast

    Follow up-- I just checked google street view, and the intersection of Cullom and Spaulding seems to be all multi-unit buildings with no white fences. Could you clarify what house you're talking about when you get a chance?

  • Jen

    When I'm out with my own dog, I see a lady walking two shih tzus and a dog that looks like yours. I think they live in a house on Berteau several houses east of Spaulding. There is a fence, but I can't remember if it's white.

3 days ago

Updated 28 hours ago

Home Daycare Providers

Hi Neighbors! We just moved to Albany Park a few weeks ago and are looking for home daycare providers near Haugan Elementary for before- and after-school care next school year for our 5 & 6 year old boys. Does anyone have any recommendations for LICENSED providers? I appreciate the tips! Thanks!

  • Years ago I had a licensed day care home and at that time, you could obtain a list of licensed providers from DCFS. I know that isn't exactly what you asked for (recommendations), but I thought it might be helpful for you to know that. A starting point at least.

  • Hi Monica. I was able to look up that information online. I e-mailed a prospective operator yesterday, but no response yet. I think I might "case" my neighborhood on foot and talk to the other moms on my block to see if they know anyone. Thanks!

  • I believe a neighbor of mine has a child care service, she is located at 4519 N. Lawndale. I see a few families drop off their children there. Recommend you just ring her bell and inquire. Best of luck.

3 days ago

Updated 31 hours ago

Police Activity On Morning Of April 21 Kimball & Foster

According to my roommate (which is about as reliable as The Onion, but less entertaining) there were a dozen police cars at the corner of Foster and Kimball shortly after 7am this morning. There was a guy on the sidewalk...

Does anybody know what (if anything) was going on? (or, was he making stuff up again?)

  • I was walking my dog less than a block away at the time, and if this is true, they were the quietest police cars ever...

  • Walked right by this, saw the victim (of what I'm not sure), but have no idea what happened. He was definitely unconscious with a bloody head though.

34 hours ago

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47 hours ago

What's up at Eastwood and Kedzie?

Saw flashing lights and a ton of people on the sidewalk. Anyone know what's going on?

Apr 14

Updated 2 days ago

7-11 at Montrose & Pulaski

Interested in what's going to go in in the old King of Tile space at 4401 N. Pulaski? It's a 7-11. With a parking lot. Across from a gas station with a busy lot and next to a strip mall.

http://www.licensedchicagocontractors.com/?pid=100518668#csearch=4401%20N.%20Pulaski

This project, in addition to the soon-to-open Dollar Tree at Pulaski and Ainslie seems to create conditions that will Pulaski even slower for drivers and buses alike. And anyone who's ridden the Pulaski bus from the Irving Park el knows what I mean!

  • AlbanyParkMom Community gardener, 11-year resident

    Thai Town (a dumpling restaurant, plus a spa I think) will open sometime this summer, according to ward 39. There's also some streetscaping slated for Pulaski between Wilson and Montrose later this year. The streetscaping is to include thermoplastic street markings and probably banners. This is a tough stretch of...

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    Thai Town (a dumpling restaurant, plus a spa I think) will open sometime this summer, according to ward 39. There's also some streetscaping slated for Pulaski between Wilson and Montrose later this year. The streetscaping is to include thermoplastic street markings and probably banners. This is a tough stretch of Pulaski to actually walk, in my opinion, thanks to the plethora of strip-mall driveways, but hopefully some additional improvements will show up.

    No other business development has been announced, and Thai Town is quite late in opening. Don't think Arun has secured any non-TIF funding for additional projects.

    Ward 39 will probably have additional details, although you might reach out to ward 35 (Ald. Rey Colon) as this area has now been remapped into his ward.

  • rache53 christian science

    GOOD NEWS............

2 days ago

Parking Space Wanted

Hello. Currently located at Montrose and Sacramento and looking for anyone renting a parking space / garage space. We are going to lose our current spot starting June 1 and hoping to replace it with something close by.

Thanks!

2 days ago

Coyote sighting

FYI. Saw a Coyote walking in our alley this AM around 6:30AM near corner of Carmen and Central Park. It walked towards the river.

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Anyone with a truck?

Hello Neighbors!! Happy Fine Friday!! I was wondering if someone with a truck could move a queen mattress and box spring from St. Louis/Leland to Foster/Damen sometime this weekend. I think it's not even 4 miles. I'd be happy to pay $20 for your trouble.

  • JinL Albany Park resident....St. Louis and Leland

    @ wicked - what time would you be available? I can either have someone home by 4:30...or I can be home by 5:45.

  • Wicked Fast BMW Average Chicagoan who loves her city

    I get the digest so didn't see this until Tuesday morning. Please email me at kaisergeorge@sbcglobal.net with a phone number and I will call you. We are going to the Cubs game tonight so I am only available until about 5 or tomorrow morning.

2 days ago

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3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Still looking for someone with a truck..

Hope it was a great weekend for all. I'm still searching for anyone with a truck or vehicle that can move a queen mattress and box spring from Leland and St. Louis to Damen and Balmoral. It's barely 4 miles. I can offer either $20 for your trouble, or a pair of Cubs tickets for tonight's game. Anytime after 4:30 would work...

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Chicago Tabernacle Church-Parking Problem

Does anyone have any idea if this church is planning on moving anytime soon? I spoke with their pastor, probably about a year ago, about the parking issues and he assured me that he urges his congregation to park in the lot by Bateman Elementary and that we should give them 6-8 months to finalize some logistic changes. However, EVERY SINGLE TUESDAY AND SUNDAY I cannot find any place to park and it doesn't look like they're going anywhere. And...

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Does anyone have any idea if this church is planning on moving anytime soon? I spoke with their pastor, probably about a year ago, about the parking issues and he assured me that he urges his congregation to park in the lot by Bateman Elementary and that we should give them 6-8 months to finalize some logistic changes. However, EVERY SINGLE TUESDAY AND SUNDAY I cannot find any place to park and it doesn't look like they're going anywhere. And they have all these special events going on that cause the same problem. In one week they had something going on there four days. I literally watch this congregation get into their cars right in front of my apartment. I have to plan my night around their services because they have zero consideration of the residents. I spoke with Alderman Mell last year about this specific church and it's parking problems and he said he was well aware. He stated that we could make it permit parking but people on Berteau and Albany would need to sign a petition. Would any of you be up for that? I just don't know what else to do.

  • EEH

    I would LOVE to have permit parking on Albany. Not only the churchgoers, but the Christian Funeral Home on Albany and Irving has a too-small parking lot, and all our spaces get taken up by funeral goers several nights per week.

  • IB

    They tried to move to the old Portage theater, which was a PR disaster for them. I don't want to minimize the parking problem, but they've been very supportive of the community (as has Christian funeral home) and I hate to punish them for their success. They've made a real...

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    They tried to move to the old Portage theater, which was a PR disaster for them. I don't want to minimize the parking problem, but they've been very supportive of the community (as has Christian funeral home) and I hate to punish them for their success. They've made a real effort to facilitate remote parking. I think any organization or business bringing more traffic, eyeballs, and feet to our neighborhood deserves some support. I don't know what to do about the parking - maybe ask Mell if she can broker a deal to use the remote lots for Cermak on Tuesday nights? I live on Whipple, and the thing about permits is that it puts a ton of pressure on the non-permitted streets. And it's one more thing the city can charge us for and ticket our guests for.

  • Heather Albany Park resident, condo owner, cyclist

    Yeah, not a fan of the permit "solution" either, as they will just move to non-permit streets. Maybe they can also try to work out a deal with the city to park in the Horner Park lot during those times?

3 days ago

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4 days ago

Albany Park man charged with sexually assaulting girl

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-albany-park-man-charged-with-sexually-assaulting-girl-20140419,0,334683.story

A Northwest Side man repeatedly sexually assaulted a girl who was related to his girlfriend, prosecutors said Saturday.

Abelardo Rodriguez Jr., 41, is accused of sexually assaulting the girl who is now 11 years old and who is a relative of his girlfriend, from January 2013 through January 2014.

Rodriguez, of the 4500 block of North Central Park Avenue, was arrested Thursday on a felony charge of predatory criminal sexual assault of someone younger than 13.

In bond court Saturday, Judge Laura Marie Sullivan ordered the resident of the Albany Park neighborhood held on $300,000 bail. Rodriguez will be back in court Monday.

Apr 16

Updated 5 days ago

hot dog station

MIKE GEBERT

5. Hot Dog Station (click here for address and info)
Albany Park
I seem to be the only one championing this obscure-yet-very-well-run Albany Park hot dog stand, but go try the beef here and tell me they’re not doing everything right. They've got quality beef and sausage, lots of bright spice flavor in the gravy, and peppers grilled by hand before they go on your sandwich.

Apr 14

Updated 5 days ago

Threshold James House @ Kimball & Sunnyside

Long time lurker here with a question--

Last summer my wife and I bought a two-flat across the street from what appears to be some sort of halfway house just south of Kimball and Sunnyside.

A little googling tells me that as recently as 2009 it was a "Licensed Group Home/Child Care Institution" (see: http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=52247) and I assume it was associated with Thresholds (see: http://thresholds.org) but that was a long time ago.

Anyone know what the scoop is these days?

  • Genevieve, you're very judgmental for someone asking for tolerance. There's nothing wrong with wanting to know what's going on with a neighboring house when the police are there a lot. Your educational efforts would have more effect without the accusatory tone.

  • Genevieve artist, photographer, cat lady in W Horner Park

    How often are the police there and in what span of time and for what reason?
    Sometimes when people are released from a hospital they have a police escort, especially if court ordered to be in a supervised living situation.
    I just think there was some finger pointing and stigma going on. I wasn't convinced by the "police are there sometimes" claim.

5 days ago

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Apr 12

Updated 5 days ago

looking for a good haircut

Does any one have recommendations on a good, affordable ( $25-30) place to get a haircut in the neighborhood? Thanks in advance.

  • i "third" Barbara & Barbara! i used to hike all the way from Edgewater. i see Mandy and she's also great!

  • I also like KE Salon at Montrose & Lincoln. I have been going there for about two years now and Petya is my girl. She does a great job and is very sweet too.

Apr 14

Updated 6 days ago

  • Jac Charlier AKA Citizen Jac Working to build community

    Learn more about the issue through the FAiR Coalition at www.fairchicago.org. Also, I invite you to join the Fair Allocation in Runways (FAiR) Coalition, a citizen-led initiative that gathers democratically. We are a rapidly growing coalition of citizens and civics on Chicago's NW side and near NW suburbs. We oppose...

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    Learn more about the issue through the FAiR Coalition at www.fairchicago.org. Also, I invite you to join the Fair Allocation in Runways (FAiR) Coalition, a citizen-led initiative that gathers democratically. We are a rapidly growing coalition of citizens and civics on Chicago's NW side and near NW suburbs. We oppose the increased air traffic, noise and pollution over our homes, schools, yards and playgrounds that resulted from no real community input in deciding the new O'Hare flight patterns. FAiR supports jobs and our regional economy. O'Hare - Yes! Plans and planes without your voice being heard - NO,

    FAiR seeks a real voice at O'Hare to secure an equitable distribution of takeoffs and landings, day and night, east and west. Find out more about FAiR at www.fairchicago.org. You can also sign our online petition and register your airplane noise complaints directly through our site. Join with your neighbors so your voice can be heard over the planes! FAiR is the leading voice for residents on this issue.

    Questions? Please ask me, Jac Charlier.

  • Jac Charlier--many thanks! have signed the petition, filed a complaint (months back for Jeff Park) and just joined the Fair Facebook page. will check the website again to try to keep involved! thanks for the work that you're all doing!

6 days ago

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Apr 17

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Apr 12

Updated Apr 16

Albany Park - location, safety, etc.

My husband and I are looking at a place in east Albany park, right by the Kedzie brown line stop. I'm interested to know your thoughts about the neighborhood. Location, safety, etc. Thanks!

  • Lucas H Albany Park and Loving It

    I live right next to the Kedzie Brown Line and love it here. Been here over a year and a half and have never had any trouble.

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

    I have lived behind the Kedzie Brown line (closer to the Spaulding entrance) since 2008. The area is great and generally safe. Deb Mell has really shown an interested in beautifying that strip of Kedzie due to a new SSA they're implementing in the ward. Also, since she came in I've noticed a lot more patrolling cops. Go for it!

Apr 16

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Apr 15

updated 17th (Albany Park) Police District crime watch

Stories on recent police reports in the district are available at:
http://nadignewspapers.com/2014/04/12/local-crime-from-17th-district-4-5-14/

Apr 14

Updated Apr 15

School Day Parking

Anyone have any idea if enforcement in School Parking zones (7-430) is enforced on school holidays such as this week, which is CPS spring break?

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    This is a good question to ask at a CAPS meeting

  • To be clear, I haven't gotten a ticket. We live next to an elementary school and just wondered if we could park in the school spots this week and be ok until we leave for work around 745am. Thanks for the input!

Apr 15

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Apr 14

Updated Apr 15

Steeet cleaning left our block even worse

The street sweepers in south Albany Park have dumped everything swept and collected into the middle of our streets. A call has been placed to Laurino's office. I'm hoping I won't have to go out there with a shovel.

  • Me

    Good luck with that... she doesn't seem to care about anything.

  • Actually, the office got another sweeper to come by in just a few hours. Considering what I've heard, that exceeded my expectations.

Apr 13

Updated Apr 14

Found Cat - Pistachio?

A while back I saw a post about a missing cat near Ainslie and Whipple/Sacramento. Has this cat been found - I think her name was Pistachio. I could not find the original post. There is a cat in my yard that looks like it might be that cat by the coloring and it does come up to us when we say Pistachio. It is hard to see if it has an eartip.

  • AlbanyParkMichael Home owner, parent, & Nelson Algren fan.

    I know the owner lives at 4900 N Whipple, but I don't know which apartment.

  • Thanks for pointing out the location of the flyers. we were able to reach the owner, but we did not grab the cat yesterday when we first saw her. We are keeping a very close eye on our yard. Hoping the rain stops so the cats will come out of hiding.

Mar 26

Updated Apr 14

New Construction on Kedzie & Argyle?

There seems to be some activity in the north-east corner lot of Kedzie and Argyle. The space has been an empty fenced-in gravel lot for years. It's nice to see that something might be happening. Does anyone know who owns that space or what is being developed?

  • Miss Chris 3rd Generation Chicagoan - Lover of Lincoln Square

    I think they own everything up to North Park Auto Service.

  • Kelly2135 Albany Park resident since 2010.

    My husband had seen the North Park "parking lot" flyers years ago, but nothing since then. Based on second-hand information from last year, North Park had to knock down some buildings to make room for the new science building, including married housing. Perhaps they are putting up new housing buildings?

Oct 21 2011

Updated Apr 14

Speed Limit Cameras on Foster

How can we volunteer to have Foster Avenue, between Elston and Kimball, set as the first area to test the speed-limit cameras?

This section of Foster is clearly posted as a 30 MPH zone, yet because of the large area of parks and little parking there is a very large amount of speeding down this street. It's a real threat to pedestrians, senior citizens, children, bicyclists, and other using the public streets.

This would be a good place to test the system. Speed limit signs are clearly posted along the route and new signs wouldn't even be needed.

Apr 14

Local Dog Rescue in Search of Fosters

I help manage a local dog rescue and we are seeing a serious drop off of people offering to foster or adopt from our organization, Bow Wow Revolution. Spring is a great time to bring a new pet into your lives so if you think you would be interested in becoming a foster, please contact us at bowwowrevolution@gmail.com. We pay the vetting and provide the crate!

Apr 14

Updated Apr 14

Join us to reform City Hall

My newest handout is now available... the attached pdf is best printed two sided.... I have printed copies if you would like some. Just call me at 312-206-8793.

Thanks

  • sorry, everyblock wouldn't let me upload a pdf... Just call me.

Apr 14

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