Sep 16

Updated 22 min ago

Riot Fest - Irresponsible use of Humboldt Park -

1. We could not find a parking spot all weekend because of the inconsiderate action of Riot Fest goers who did not take public transportation.

2. The park is total mess! the ball fields are destroyed and it has disrupted our daily use of the park as we use to walk our children.

3. This Riot Fest is a reckless use of the park for the organizers to make money and take away the use of the park for citizens...

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1. We could not find a parking spot all weekend because of the inconsiderate action of Riot Fest goers who did not take public transportation.

2. The park is total mess! the ball fields are destroyed and it has disrupted our daily use of the park as we use to walk our children.

3. This Riot Fest is a reckless use of the park for the organizers to make money and take away the use of the park for citizens that live in the neighborhood.

4. As for myself I have contacted the Alderman and I will protest all the way to city hall if I have too. This type of festival belongs in Northerly Island away from neighborhoods where small children go to bed at 8pm and there is plenty of parking.

  • humboldtwriter ~ I'd take that issue up with those other festivals in their proper time and space. at this juncture, it's riotfest that is the topic.

  • and of course the Alderman has influence in Riotfest. all city depts interact (or they are supposed to).

22 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

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    I wonder if PR festival caused this much in damage we would be so understanding and welcoming?

  • I think PR fest does quite a bit of damage...with the carnival and all...but it seems they just wait for the grass to grow back, rather than charge the organizers every year to fix it.

2 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Vacant Building

Does anyone know who owns or what they plan to do with the large vacant building on Grand and Homan?

  • 27th ward is so big, I wonder if this building even gets noticed by Ald. Burnett. Thanks for the history Glenn.

  • The building painted white was for sale for about $100,000 a couple of years back. The word was that it had been condemned and would require demo or serious structural work.

    The front of the building, the tip of the triangle which is near Augusta and Grand has some really...

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    The building painted white was for sale for about $100,000 a couple of years back. The word was that it had been condemned and would require demo or serious structural work.

    The front of the building, the tip of the triangle which is near Augusta and Grand has some really cool Art Deco features, prime for recognition and restoration, or the landfill depending upon your religion.

    It has been a hide-out for homeless in past years, and once in awhile we have to call the city to get the building cleared and the shabby boards back up.

    If you went to Burnett and had a business plan, I bet he would listen to your idea and help you in whatever way he could.

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1356 N Kedzie -- shady business?

Hello all. Looking for some help/advice. I applied on 9/17/14 for an apartment at 1356 N Kedzie. I talked to the "director" in charge of approving new tenants before submitting my application to verify that my income/credit/rental history was sufficient to be approved. I do this for every place I rent as a safety measure to avoid wasting $$ on application fees. After being advised that my application would be approved, I handed over the $70 fee along with ALL...

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Hello all. Looking for some help/advice. I applied on 9/17/14 for an apartment at 1356 N Kedzie. I talked to the "director" in charge of approving new tenants before submitting my application to verify that my income/credit/rental history was sufficient to be approved. I do this for every place I rent as a safety measure to avoid wasting $$ on application fees. After being advised that my application would be approved, I handed over the $70 fee along with ALL off my personal financial information, including SSN's.

10 days have now gone by and every time I call to check the status of my application I am given the run-around. "The system is down, I'm waiting on an email, I'll call you back in 15," blah blah blah. The last time I called I asked to speak with a supervisor and was hung up on, with my follow up calls and messages being ignored.

Any input or help would be greatly appreciated. I saw some less than stellar impressions of this address and property manager AFTER if applied and started to wonder. Obviously now things are getting suspicious. Thanks.

  • Ms. Carl, As I stated to your husband, there was an unfortunate delay in processing your application which I apologized for. I agree that we should have responded quicker but I completely disagree that we were shady in any manner. To characterize honest mistakes as "shady" or "suspicious" is not fair and not correct. In any event, I will mailing out your app refund check today and wish much success in your apartment search. Thank you.

  • CPL949 HP Resident

    I am a property manager for 5 units. I use a Transunion service, (www.rentlaw.mysmartmove.com). I explain the process to the prospective tenant. First, I do NOT ask for any personal information (SS#, bank account numbers, etc.) on the application. Rather, the service requires the potential tenant's email address. Second, the...

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    I am a property manager for 5 units. I use a Transunion service, (www.rentlaw.mysmartmove.com). I explain the process to the prospective tenant. First, I do NOT ask for any personal information (SS#, bank account numbers, etc.) on the application. Rather, the service requires the potential tenant's email address. Second, the tenant gives the approval for the credit/background check directly to Transunion after I set up an account for that particular tenant. Third, I receive a notice that the information is ready, and I read it, and make a decision. Again, I have no personal information, one less thing that I don' t have to take care of (to keep that info safe), but more importantly, I think that's a selling point on renting with us!

    Ask your potential landlord about this service. Better yet, the cost to the landlord is very inexpensive. I do add a small administrative fee. Still the total cost is about half of what you paid, Audrey Carl.

    Landlords: Use this service!

    DISCLOSURE: I am NOT involved with this service in any way. For me, it's so much easier than having to do them myself, plus, as I said, I think it's a bonus for potential tenants.

29 hours ago

Free Moving Boxes/Packing Supplies

Hi -
I have a lot of large and small moving boxes, paper, bubble wrap and air pillows available. If anyone wants to come pick them up, message me. I'm located in East Humboldt Park, near Division and Western. I'll be throwing them out on Sunday.

Thanks!

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5 days ago

Updated 37 hours ago

Polka Eatery 1000 N block of California

Since the KnockBox closed :-( I don't have a coffee spot close to me. I saw that the Polka Eatery had coffee so I stopped in. Super cute but very new, they just opened up. While I was getting my coffee I decided to get some breakfast and it was awesome! Two cheddar pierogi, half of sausage and two eggs. It was amazing and only 6 bucks.

  • RubyRed Dancer, Drummer, Cyclist

    Darn! A good friend and I had been *just* talking about Polka, and how easy it is to dance Polka to a lot of pop songs, so when I saw this post about a Polka eatery, you can imagine my excitement!

    oh well…

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Just told my roommates about this place. Will stop in when I get a chance!

    Also Turkey Chop on Chicago Ave has great food too. That is a small local place. They feed homeless for free on Mondays so don't go during free food hours on Monday.

2 days ago

Updated 39 hours ago

police activity beach and Spaulding?

Hi. I was picking up my son and noticed a lot of police activity around le moyne and and Spaulding, mostly on beach but some were out on let moyne. Police taped off a chunk of the sidewalk too. One neighbor mentioned there was a shooting. It was 1:15pm. Anyone know what happened?

44 hours ago

Jul 30

Updated 47 hours ago

New candidate running for alderman in 26th ward

Anyone know anything about the new candidate running for alderman in the 26th ward? I don't know his name, but would like to learn more about him. Hoping someone can add more detail.

  • Jason W Lifelong Chicagoan

    Let's not forget the military school fiasco.

  • I would be interested if anyone had a collection of links that explained candidate positions. I find it annoyingly difficult to find anything of substance. Part of filing should be the public posting of 100 pages of policy proposals personally written by the candidate.

    For what it's worth, I discovered this blog trying to research Irizarry:
    http://juanitairizarry.wordpress.com/

    Light on substance, heavy on religion.

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

  • Ok, I'll start....

    "Attracting a high quality, affordable supermarket that provides fresh produce. The 26th Ward is a food desert and the lack of a supermarket is detrimental to the health and well being of the residents."

    He receives a "F " for Economic Development.

    He receives an "A" for attracting a 4000 congregation Mega Church.

  • Ok, I can keep going....

    "Maintaining and improving delivery of city services. Although graffiti removal, garbage pick up, street light repair, potholes, etc. are not "glamorous issues" they are vital to the quality of life of the residents of the ward."

    He receives a "F" for delivering city services.

    This summer it took more than 8 weeks to replace our broken garbage can. After calling his office several times we were told that the City of Chicago was out of garbage cans. REALLY???

2 days ago

Looking for Work :)

Does anyone know of any volunteer work for the fire department ??

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2 days ago

Man with dementia missing from West Side

Munson frequents the area near the intersection of Grand and Hirsch and between North and Division, including the McDonald's at 4338 W. North, the alert said.

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James Munson, 80, was last seen about 10:30 a.m. in the 1400 block of North Kolin, according to a missing person alert from Chicago Police.

Munson frequents the area near the intersection of Grand and Hirsch and between North and Division, including the McDonald's at 4338 W. North, the alert said.

2 days ago

Two Elderly Men Missing In Chicago

Munson frequents the area near the intersection of Grand and Hirsch and between North and Division, including the McDonald’s at 4338 W. North, the alert said.

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James Munson, 80, was last seen about 10:30 a.m. in the 1400 block of North Kolin, according to a missing person alert from Chicago Police.

Munson frequents the area near the intersection of Grand and Hirsch and between North and Division, including the McDonald’s at 4338 W. North, the alert said.

Bronislaw Wojdyla, 73, a retired Catholic priest, was last seen with his brother about 9 p.m. in the 1300 block of North Ashland, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.

Wojdyla walked away from his home last week and was later located near North Cicero and West Belmont, police said.

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6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

any luck getting your address included in city parking zone?

hey all. i moved to HP this summer and am on a block where the whole street is city zoned parking EXCEPT the small bit in front of my apartment building. there are clearly way more of us vying for those spots and many nights i come home late to have to park around the corner and down the street while there are zoned spots with a direct sightline to my building's door.

anyone had luck qualifying for a zone sticker in a situation like this, or getting a zone extended to cover the last 10% of a block?

  • it's where pierce runs into kedzie. the whole street is walk-up single family homes/2-flat buildings except for the 2 larger apartment buildings (including mine) at the end of the block by the park. those buildings are between the alley and kedzie, which is the only part of the block with...

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    it's where pierce runs into kedzie. the whole street is walk-up single family homes/2-flat buildings except for the 2 larger apartment buildings (including mine) at the end of the block by the park. those buildings are between the alley and kedzie, which is the only part of the block with no zoning.

    there's a small restaurant and insurance company at the bottom of the apartment building opposite me; only other non-residential there is the national guard building.

    i don't know if being in such close proximity to the park requires the parking around it to be open/free.

    thanks for the info on the petition and IDOT study! in the meantime, i found this app called "lifeline" that i can use to monitor any longer-than-desireable walks to back to my building.

  • I live on a street that is not permit, however the aldermans office was able to give me a letter to bring to the city clerks office. With this I was able to get the zone for the surrounding streets to be on my city sticker. Moreno is my alderman, so I suppose that helps? Only problem is if you renew your sticker online it wont include the zone if it was done with a letter...so you'd have to go to the clerks office to renew your sticker.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Anyone hear about this before today?

I just found out there will be a debate between Alderman Maldonado and some of the other candidates at 10 AM TODAY
Saturday September 27, 2014 at the McCormick Tribune YMCA
1834 N. Lawndale Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
Grassroots Collaborative is putting it on. I guess if you want to know what is on their agenda this is the chance to find out.

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4 days ago

Found pomeranian at North and Kedzie

Very sweet, loving little lady! She turns over for belly rubs. Bad eye and teeth. Very soft. If anyone recognizes her let me know, ill be taking her to Anti Cruelty in the next hour or so. Also if anyone is looking for a sweet small older dog she'll be there if they accept her :)

Sep 18

Updated 4 days ago

Nanny Share in Humboldt Park Area

My husband and I are looking for a family to join or to establish a nanny share with us in Humboldt Park or surrounding area starting December 1st, 2014. Our daughter Lilian will be 4 months by then. We both work full time and would need a nanny approximately from 8 am to 6 pm. We are open and flexible to different hosting options. Our family is bilingual German-American, and a nanny who also speaks German would be great but is not a necessity.

Please let me know if you are interested.

Thanks,
Corinna

  • try cassandra- 773-494-9828

  • Burgercraft family doc living and working in south Humbolt ...

    We will be looking for same around Feb 1st for our expected (by then) 6 week old. Also - any leads on neighborhood home daycares that take newborns?

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4 days ago

National Parks Clean-up Hosts Two-Day Community Campout for Humboldt Park

DNAinfo: http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140925/humboldt-park/national-parks-clean-up-hosts-two-day-community-campout-for-humboldt-park

4 days ago

Humboldt Park on Instagram

Humboldt Park is a beautiful neighborhood that's alive with great people, nature and culture. Beginning today, we'll be sharing our favore Instagram photos of Humboldt Park. If you'd like us to consider your photos, just tag us with #InstaHumboldtPark and follow our partner at @OurHumboldtPark!

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6 days ago

Updated 6 days ago

Community Garden

Be careful there is a guy video tapong kids by the community garden, looking out the window, at humboldt blvd and north avenue. My kids have always gone there since it was established on the parllel block. Now they are spooked

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