Jul 18

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Looking for Condo Associations that work with Wesley Realty

Our building is managed by Welsey Realty. One of their vendors, VanDerBosch recently recommended $6,000 worth of work on a catch basis that had been abandoned. Luckily, something felt fishy to me so I demanded a 2nd opinion from a plumber outside of Wesley's vendor list. The 2nd plumber determined the pipe wasn't in use and didn't need the work. The plumber also told me that developers typically abandon the catch basins when the gut rehab buildings.

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Our building is managed by Welsey Realty. One of their vendors, VanDerBosch recently recommended $6,000 worth of work on a catch basis that had been abandoned. Luckily, something felt fishy to me so I demanded a 2nd opinion from a plumber outside of Wesley's vendor list. The 2nd plumber determined the pipe wasn't in use and didn't need the work. The plumber also told me that developers typically abandon the catch basins when the gut rehab buildings.

In one of our board meetings, Nic our Wesley association management rep said that Wesley worked with VanderDerBosch to fix 6 - 7 catch basins a year. If you live in a gut rehab managed by Wesley and had your catch basin replaced, please make sure the line is in use or if not, you should go after Wesley and VanDerBosh for the cost paid!! Please also message me as I'm trying to find other condo owners who have had similar problems.

  • Hope, that is really weird. Our association has been managed by Wesley Realty Group for about 10 years now and we couldn't be happier. Nick is our property manager and the best we have had in many years with Wesley Realty Group. He is very knowledgeable about the IL Condo...

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    Hope, that is really weird. Our association has been managed by Wesley Realty Group for about 10 years now and we couldn't be happier. Nick is our property manager and the best we have had in many years with Wesley Realty Group. He is very knowledgeable about the IL Condo Act and meet with us onsite on a regular basis to go over the project we have. We also had meeting with him and contractors.

    Our building has several gardens units; which were getting flooded every time we had a strong storm. Several years ago, VanDerBosch installed a flood control system in an attempt to prevent flooding in these units. It worked perfectly and it is still working as of today.

    Wesley Realty Group has always been outstanding through the years. It is a small family owned company; which is far more easier to work with than any corporate out there.

    On another note, you may want to verify what your plumber told you about developer abandoning catch basins as this seems incorrect. To my understanding, the catch basins are at least meant to collect the water when raining. Then the water is draining to the city sewer system. So unless your gutters are connected directly to the sewer system of the city (which would really be an issue) then your catch basins are being used by your building to at least collect water from the gutters of your building.

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Window Washing Service?

Hi all. Does anyone have a window washing company to recommend? Needs to be able to handle exterior 3rd floor as well as interior. Much appreciated!

  • I second Above The Rest. They have done a great job for me twice.

  • so far I've checked out Bubbles and McMahon -- both had identical pricing. You can see the pricing on the McMahon website that Paula provided. Inside + outside + tracks + screens + storms + skylights -- each has a separate per window cost plus fixed cost for number of windows in your residence. Haven't yet contacted Above the Rest but plan to. Thanks again.

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    467 W. Deming Pl. Issued July 23, 2014 Comment

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  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    NORTH AND WEST ELEVATIONS, REPAIR/REPLACE 3 COURSE OF BRICK PAINT AND FLASH LINTEL 100 LINEAR FT., TUCK-POINT 200 LINEAR FT., REPAIR/REPLACE BRICK 400 SQ. FT., REPAIR/REPLACE (200) BRICKS VARIOUS LOCATIONS, REPAIR/INSTALL ANCHORS (100) IN BRICK WALL VARIOUS LOCATIONS, REPAIR/REPLACE SEALANT 500 LINEAR FT., REPAIR/REPLACE TERRA COTTA PATCH 5 SQ. FT., ONLY.

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Updated Jul 17

Hit & Run

I was involved in a hit and run at Racine/Cortland/Clybourn on Saturday night at 10:15pm. Two teenage girls in a grey/blue minivan (Chrysler, maybe?). They couldn't have been over 17 and were white, skinny, long brown/blonde hair. There must be damage to their front right bumper side of their vehicle - maybe red paint marks from my car.

If anyone has any information I would appreciate it!

  • Neighborly1~ Values community.

    I'm sorry this happened to you. I hope you can find them. I agree that talking to local businesses could help.

  • they might have been driving under the influence (under age) and didn't want to get caught. awful! glad you weren't hurt...right?

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Lincoln Park Police Hold Roll Call After Armed Robberies

About two hours earlier that same day, two men and a woman brandishing weapons tied up employees of Holzmann's Jewelry Store, 2304 N. Clark St., and robbed the store.

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Updated Jul 16

Laundry by the pound

Where's the best place to go that offers wash and fold by the pound laundry services? My friend in Bridgeport is somehow only paying $0.80/lb. I used to use the Dryv app. They do a great job, but recently raised their rates to $1.75 for first 10 lbs, and $1.50/lb after that, which is just too much for me. Any recommendations?

  • MrsGreeney Neighbor

    Coachlight laundromat at Broadway and Cornelia is $1.00/lb and they do a great job -- We've used them multiple times and even with a load that was over 60lbs it was done within 24hrs -- The wash and fold drop-off is located in the far back of the laundromat. They're super nice, too!

  • Freefall Lincoln Park Resident

    Thanks! $1/lb sounds great

  • Drive-By Laundry is $1.40/lb delivered to your home. Even cheaper if you sign up for a plan.. They deliver to a huge swath of Chicago

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Updated Jul 16

Loud neighbors issue

I live on the 3rd floor of condo in Lincoln park. The building next door has renters. Every Friday and Saturday, the 3rd floor renters have parties that start at 11:30p.m. They blast their music so loudly that I can feel the vibrations throughout my body. We cannot sit on our deck or sleep b/c the music is so loud. We call the police, along with other neighbors on the street. Even though the police come, they continue to do this every weekend. We and many neighbors are officially fed up. Does anyone know what else can be done? We don't know the name of the landlord since no units are for rent.

  • I believe multi unit buildings --rental and condo -- are required to have management info posted on the building. The other suggestions are solid but you could try reporting this to the city to see if you can get contact info for the building owner where your problem renters live. Back when I lived in a self-managed condo, we got cited for lack of contact info signage as part of a city inspection. I am sorry and feel your pain.

  • Thanks all! I am glad to know others have experienced this problem and feel confident after reading your comments and advice that I don't have to live like this and that they can get evicted.

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June 2014 Real Estate Market Summary for Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Near North and the Loop

Sales continued to drop and inventories rose when comparing June 2014 to 2013 in the combined areas of Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Near North and the Loop. The market is still very active; however, there are some wake-up calls for sellers.

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