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Crime and grafitti in our neighborhood

I heard that Indian Boundary and some other neighborhoods petitioned for tax breaks on their homes due to declining property values (O'Hare Airport noise) and won their appeals. Maybe we should appeal our property taxes also on the same basis due to the graffiti that is all over our neighborhoods and crime too. There are homes in our area that are just not selling and this is most likely the reason. I also notice that Alderman Arena and Alderman Cullerton are active in their everyblock posts. Guess that our guys, Suarez and Reboyas are too busy.

  • Marty92 4- yr. resident

    Sounds like great idea. Our taxes just went up!!!

  • Marinewife 5 yrs in Cragin, Bungalow owner, CPS mom

    It seems Suarez has plenty of time for photo ops...

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Moving to Cragin

Hi, everyone!

I'm so excited to have found this website. I grew up in the NW suburbs and am moving back to the area after seven years in Columbus and Philadelphia, come the end of May. I'll be living around Belmont and Laramie. (I was under the impression that it was considered in Portage Park, but it seems to be listed as Cragin here on EveryBlock!)

Anyway, I just wanted to say hello and ask for any tips and suggestions...

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Hi, everyone!

I'm so excited to have found this website. I grew up in the NW suburbs and am moving back to the area after seven years in Columbus and Philadelphia, come the end of May. I'll be living around Belmont and Laramie. (I was under the impression that it was considered in Portage Park, but it seems to be listed as Cragin here on EveryBlock!)

Anyway, I just wanted to say hello and ask for any tips and suggestions for a person who is new to the neighborhood! What are the good places to eat or hang out? Where do you do your shopping? What should a new person know about this area?

Thanks so much :) Looking forward to being neighbors!

Jess

  • Donna in Belmont Cragin I have been a resident of this area for 16 years

    For good fast food I like Pita Grill, 3051 N. Central. Has good mid-eastern food I love the greek fries!
    Borinquen, 3020 N. Central has very good Jibarito's, they have plantains too, yum. i only get take out, the interior not an appealing eating atmosphere.
    D'Gigio's 5337 W. Belmont has good takeout also, very reasonable and large portions.
    Also Zorba's Bakery, 3100 block of N. Central has great spinach pies & greek bakery items!! I like to buy pies for lunch.

  • Marinewife 5 yrs in Cragin, Bungalow owner, CPS mom

    I don't know if anyone else wrote this but the boundaries of the hoods were redone a few years ago so North of Belmont is PP and South of it is Cragin.

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Blackhawk Park Next Door group

If you live in and around the Blackhawk Park area (Fullerton to Armitage, Cicero to Laramie), you are more than welcome to join the neighborhood Nextdoor group.

https://blackhawkpark.nextdoor.com/choose_address/

  • Alonso Born and raised in the Cragin neighborhood.

    Ignore the 8 day deadline. I talked to the main organizer for NextDoor a few days ago and she has lifted the deadline for ND's in her area. You can also post it on your FB page and see if others might join. Hopefully we get our 10 members quickly and can start making some much needed changes around here. :)

  • PetParent Founder of Pets Are Like Family

    I just joined the group, but it says the group will dissolve in like 8 days if we don't at least 6 more members by then. I signed up to have postcards sent to neighbors, but that won't be quick enough.. I don't have neighbor email addresses. Hope you can get some more folks on board.

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'Prank' Call About Blue Line Collapse Lands Woman in Jail: Prosecutors

Alicja Wojtal, of the 2500 block of North Lockwood Avenue, was arrested at her home Monday night after officials from the city's dispatch center tracked a phone used to call 911, prosecutors said.

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Lloyd Elementary School Parents and Potential Parents

I'd like to know more about our neighborhood school. Per CPS website, Lloyd is it. I'm in the 4900 block of west Altgeld. Are there any organized groups of parents or future parents of Lloyd students?

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Gang graffiti

Barry and Lockwood has been hit with lots of gang graffiti for the last few months. Please join me in reporting it to 311 or Ald. Juarez.

  • Deb R Fed-up

    Last time I checked it was Reboyas. Either way they are both useless.

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Laramie avenue will be closed down from Fullerton to Grand

Fyi: According to a very small electronic road sign, Laramie avenue will be closed between Grand and Fullerton from April 1 to May 31. Take Cicero or Central as a detour so you won't be late to work or school. The sewers are going to be replaced as will the massive pot holes on the streets.

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  • Hanson Park Elementary School reviewed

    Hanson Park is an exceptional school. The teachers are very welcoming and understanding. Not only do they have great teaching skills, but also have a great way to communicate with students. They may be hard on the students at times, but after receiving ISAT scores, you'll be able to see that its worth it. Hanson Park has an atmosphere that is welcoming to everyone.

    Hanson Park Elementary School (5411 West Fullerton Avenue) Published on GreatSchools March 29, 2014

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