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neighbors, without sparking to much debate I am curious your views on something. Lots of accusations by many about others having multiple names, then there are the opinions that are often strong and heated by folks who clearly want to remain hidden. These opinions as you know can be everything from neighborhood issues to business reviews. What's your thoughts on that issue? Should EB revamp and require neighbors to display who they are? Just general thoughts and I'm sincerely curious what you all think on the subject

  • he would probably be better setting up bullet points of what he feels she has failed.

    list facts and take the emotion out of it.

  • Mike Stirk Husband, father, civil engineer and musician

    With no emotion... And this is just in North Mayfair...

    Chose speed cameras over infrastructure improvements to improve safety

    Failed to support the Gompers Park Framework Plan

    Failed to follow through on economic development on Lawrence Avenue

    Failed to participate in the community input sessions for the neighbor needs assessment...

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    With no emotion... And this is just in North Mayfair...

    Chose speed cameras over infrastructure improvements to improve safety

    Failed to support the Gompers Park Framework Plan

    Failed to follow through on economic development on Lawrence Avenue

    Failed to participate in the community input sessions for the neighbor needs assessment

    Failed to deliver on the full value of a promise to provide funding for the Gompers Park Playground

    Openly opposes anything to do with the North River Commission or LADCOR based solely on political skeletons

    Has incompetent staff in three critical Ward posts, Director of Infrastructure and Community Development, Director of Economic Development, and Director of Special Projects.

    Voted Yes on the O'Hare Modernization Program without establishing adequate compensation for the effected property owners.

    Is on favor of reallocation of night time arrivals to the approach over North Mayfair, Jefferson Park, and Albany Park

    Does not use participatory budgeting for Ward improvements

    Does not believe in active public dialog on public improvements

    Failed to follow trough on a Federal grant application for safety enhancements

    Approved reallocation of police to areas away from the 17th district instead of adding officers

    Failed to act on massive flooding issues on the North Branch in a timely manner

    Archaic public information system

    All this, plus having to deal with the general feeling of corruption in her office , true or not, it is an anchor around our necks. Simply put, it is time to move on.

    Call her and ask to to respond to any of these issues. You will be dismissed despite the facts.

47 hours ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Meet with Alderman Bob Fioretti

Alderman Bob Fioretti is meeting with neighbors across Chicago.

If you would be interested in hosting a meeting with your neighbors and Alderman Bob Fioretti, send an email to dan.kleinman@me.com.

  • I am not following. Did a post get deleted?

    Why is Fioretti associating with the Daleys? That is a huge turn off for me even though I would like ABR. Anyone But Rahm.

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    My best guess it that Ald Fioretti is associating with the Daleys (and Rev Jackson) because he sees this as his roadmap to the 5th floor. This is partially why I am supporting http://my.amaraforchicago.com/

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  • Palmer Elementary School reviewed by a parent

    Everyday are Palmer school is improving i love Palmer school thank you teachers and staff . Palmer school rocks

    Palmer Elementary School (5051 N Kenneth Ave) Published on GreatSchools April 23, 2014

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41 hours ago

Seeking Affordable Studio or 1B Apt on NW Side

An 18 year old female is seeking suitable housing on the NW side. Studio or 1B would be ideal as would renting a room with a private bathroom in a house . Maybe you have a finished basement that is no longer used much? Or a small attic apartment? She can pay around $500 per month. She plans to attend college locally after finishing high school. She is a quiet, respectful young lady who speaks English & Polish. Please PM me if you have any leads. Thank you.

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3 days ago

Chicago fight Club on Elston thrives on new immigrants looking to show heart

Violence was such a way of life back in Yemen that Saleh’s family spirited him to America where an uncle steered him to Wasfi Tolaymat’s Chicago Fight Club [CFC], 4835 N. Elston, where he found purpose in a very different form of violence.

This article has 2 other Chicago locations (Show)

...the Golden Gloves, which used to hold its’ finals at the St. Andrew’s Gym, 1658 W. Addison, before “[residents only] permit parking issues” forced a move to the Cicero Stadium on the...

While attendance at these kind of events has dropped over the years, the high-profile Las Vegas style extravaganzas are alive and well, said Bellino, who has put on boxing shows at places like Joe’s Sports Bar, 940 W. Weed St., in Lincoln Park. 

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Found dog - Male Chihuahua

Does anyone know this dog? I found him
near Elston and Lawrence at noon on 4/18/14. He has no microchip and no one has called local shelter/animal hospitals looking for him. Please share if you can. He's really sweet and I really hope to be able to reconnect him with his human companion. Thanks!

  • The neighbors found a Chihuahua just north of there several years ago and no one ever came looking for her. They even went door to door trying to find her owner. The neighbors ended up keeping her.

    FYI in the future I would advise not posting a photo of a found dog. It is too easy then for someone who is unscrupulous to try and claim a dog that isn't theirs.

  • Ev

    I understand your concern with posting a picture, but posting a picture was the only way I found my girl! Someone I knew saw her picture and got a hold of me. My girl was over 26 miles away. I would of never thought she would of made it that...

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    I understand your concern with posting a picture, but posting a picture was the only way I found my girl! Someone I knew saw her picture and got a hold of me. My girl was over 26 miles away. I would of never thought she would of made it that far. She even had on a different collar then the one she went missing with . The true family would have vet records, rabies tag verification (you can call the vet to verify),many pictures of their pup with the family, etc. Even without a picture some will try to claim a pup that isn't theirs. Thank you for keeping this boy safe while trying to find his family. He could very well be from out of the area and hopefully someone will know who his family is,.

  • I understand the photo concern as well. I would definitely ask someone to verify with photos/ vet records to make sure. I hope we are able to find his family soon.

3 days ago

North Mayfair Improvement Association

We've hit the halfway point on the NMIA Membership Drive. Have you joined NMIA yet? So many good reasons coming up - a full-color Improver, Movies in the Park, 4th of July Parade, Gompers Park cleanups, and our major Volunteer event in May (more on that soon)! Membership is just $10. Join today! http://northmayfair.org/nmia/membership/

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6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Going rate for house/dog sitter?

I'd like to have someone house/dog sit for us for a week. The dog is super low maintenance - she just needs to be fed once a day and let out a couple of times during the day (into the back yard). The person would also need to sleep at our house . I am thinking of asking a friend to do it, but I want to know what the fair compensation for such a request might be?

  • pattymelt is mostly in charge

    I know someone who does this for a living, she charged me $50 a night, my dog is very hard to walk and I knew she would be able to handle him. It was kind of last minute that I needed her and I can't remember if she gave me a discount because we are acquainted.

  • If you were going with a friend I would say 30 per night and 15 per each additional visit that they let the dog out separate from spending the night. By the description and it being a friend $200 would seem far to me. I pay a neighbor-girl the same price it would cost us to board our dog.... the peace of mind he's at home and I know the funds are going to a friend.

  • efs6220 business manager

    I think 250.00 for a week would be fair. Just make sure they are compatible and compassionate with your dog. If not your dog will be very unhappy!

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Police activity on Pulaski just south of Foster Friday afternoon 4/18/14

Does anyone know why there were two police and three undercover cars on Pulaski yesterday afternoon (4/18/14)?There was also yellow tape on the fence by the entrance to the park's parking lot on the west side of Pulaski just south of Foster.

  • I'm curious to know as well. I saw a forensics van parked too.

  • C

    I spoke with a police officer yesterday and he said 2 Hispanic males stabbed another Hispanic male.

  • Thanks for the info. I knew it had to be something serious because I had never seen so much police presence in this area.

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Mar 27

Updated 5 days ago

In need of vet recommendation

Really need your assistance neighbors, anyone have any good recommendations for vets? In our area or burbs, just need the best vet. Closer obviously better but willing to travel any distance. Let me know and thank you in advance

  • Risers has been the best for me over the last 4 years- prior to that had bad experiences at Abel, TLC and Touhy animal Hosp in Parkridge. Risers has lots of consistently good and conservative vets - they are not quick to jump to meds or tests not needed. I...

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    Risers has been the best for me over the last 4 years- prior to that had bad experiences at Abel, TLC and Touhy animal Hosp in Parkridge. Risers has lots of consistently good and conservative vets - they are not quick to jump to meds or tests not needed. I work as a physician assistant and although I am no vet I have a good understanding and can figure out pretty easy when a vet is being a bit aggressive with tests/meds ect. I also did not like the roaming dog at TLC. It's one thing to have a loose pet in a vets office,....it's another thing when that pet invades your space and makes you uncomfortable when you are trying to comfort your sick pet.

  • Mayfair animal clinic is amazing, all the vets, all the staff A+++++++++++++++. The price is reasonable too!

Apr 15

Updated 5 days ago

Wait for it, wait for it... Bam!

  • Mike Stirk Husband, father, civil engineer and musician

    I readily admit that I occasionally hijack a string, but I always make it a point to tie the tangent into the original post. This State Bill discussion has nothing to do with the unethical activity of the Laurino family, or you have failed to make that connection.

    Please refer to today's Tribune Editorial Section for Day three of D'Amico debacle.

  • CeCe Edwards Grand Crossing Park Advisory Council

    First, the Laurino family as well as Rep Rita And Rep Davis are all connected through the political machine. Therefore, since the article also discusses Ethics This issue is also one to review and make political commentary. Review and make phone calls to state reps to Oppose SB 1739 and...

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    First, the Laurino family as well as Rep Rita And Rep Davis are all connected through the political machine. Therefore, since the article also discusses Ethics This issue is also one to review and make political commentary. Review and make phone calls to state reps to Oppose SB 1739 and HB 5395 is one way to fight back.

    As Americans we must not overlook Ethics in how our lives are being impacted. This is still a Democracy for now. Offering this information for naysayers and non believers.

    Second, to provide a few resources to buttressed my observations about HB 5395 and its impact on Seniors, Homeowners and Tenants. See Mark Brown/Sum-times ..."legislators should be careful when taking on issues where they have a direct financial interest..."See http://www.suntimes.com/nes/brown/26748534-452/eviction-bill-deserves-to-get-kicked-to-the-curb-brown.html.

    Also see how Bank Fraud impacts Homeowners and leads to illegal evictions.
    http://nypost.com/2014/03/12/wells-fargo-made-up-on-demand-foreclosure-papers-plan-court-filing-charges/
    See also Institute for Housing Studies/DePaul University Foreclosure crisis and its impact on Cook County communities/Geoff Smith/3/19/13 -- housingstudies.org.

    Banks collect insurance fees from the government once property defaults, collecting fees and leaving abandon property by not completing the sale. Direct impact on property values. Alderman are virtually rendered ineffective. The City must track down property owners and find clear title to get clean-up, grass cutting, etc. .

    Finally, review article...: . When struggling homeowners stopped making monthly payments, the loans defaulted in mass, leaving the government on the hook for massive insurance payouts to the bank...Washington Post: "Gov't sues Wells Fargo for reckless lending practices. 10/10/2012.

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6 days ago

Easter Sunday brunch ideas?

Looking for an affordable local brunch place.

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  • Palmer Elementary School reviewed by a parent

    Palmer Shool is a very goo school for all kids. It has activities that interact with both boys and girls in all ages. The staff members all work hard soothe students can have a good time. This school is very different from other schools I have taken my kids to. It has talent shows for those students that want to express their talents, it has game night, it has Jamfest the night all both parents and students look forward to, it also has literacy night where the students get to do activities for fun with the staff members. Palmer school has many activities that try to enhance the students to learn and they do it in a fun way so the children will want to learn.

    Palmer Elementary School (5051 N Kenneth Ave) Published on GreatSchools April 17, 2014

Apr 16

Updated Apr 17

I heard a rumor

I heard a rumor that they are putting a Target in the old bank of america building across from Sears at 6 corners was wondering if anyone else heard this rumor or if its true

  • Me

    that would be a horrible place for a target

  • That would have to the smallest Target anywhere.

  • I thought it was small to but was told it is going to be multi floored

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Apr 17

Attempted kidnapping reported in North Mayfair neighborhood

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-attempted-kidnapping-reported-in-north-mayfair-neighborhood-20140416,0,4331955.story

Chicago police said a man tried to kidnap a woman in the North Mayfair neighborhood last week.

She was walking near the corner of Ainslie Street and Karlov Avenue when a man exited van, opened the back doors of the van and grabbed the woman, ripping her clothes.

The attack happened about 9:20 a.m. on April 10.

Police described the man as white, between 45 and 55 years old with brown eyes, gray hair with a portion of it...

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http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-attempted-kidnapping-reported-in-north-mayfair-neighborhood-20140416,0,4331955.story

Chicago police said a man tried to kidnap a woman in the North Mayfair neighborhood last week.

She was walking near the corner of Ainslie Street and Karlov Avenue when a man exited van, opened the back doors of the van and grabbed the woman, ripping her clothes.

The attack happened about 9:20 a.m. on April 10.

Police described the man as white, between 45 and 55 years old with brown eyes, gray hair with a portion of it dyed brown, a gray beard and a trimmed mustache.

The police sketch released by police doesn't show the beard or mustache.

He's between about 5-foot-7 or 5-foot-8 and about 160 pounds. Police said he wore a navy blue jacket, navy blue shirt and blue jeans. The jacket and jeans were described as dirty.

The van is old, white and lacking windows or writing on the side. It had a ladder tied to the roof by yellow rope with clear windows on the back door and tools and an orange cable in the back.

Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to call 312-744-8200.

(A police sketch of a suspect wanted in an attempted kidnapping in the Albany Park neighborhood of Chicago on April 10. (Chicago police / April 16, 2014)

Apr 16

North Mayfair Improvement Association (NMIA) membership drive

Get your name in the hat! As part of the NMIA membership drive (going on now) if you are a paid member as of our 6/4 NMIA meeting, you could be the lucky winner of a $50 gift certificate to the Farmer's Market Garden Center (4110 N. Elston)!

To join: http://northmayfair.org/nmia/membership/

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Apr 14

Here's Marge... you be the judge.

50 Alderman in 50 Days. Here is what Marge thinks about the Ward...

http://cltv.com/2013/12/10/50-wards-in-50-days-ald-margaret-laurino-39th-ward/#axzz2yszZGu6H

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.

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Apr 11

Updated Apr 13

Handyman recommendation

I am hoping to get a solid recommendation on a handyman. Would prefer to give my money to someone local, small and dependable. Any suggestions?

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    Contact Howard at aikrandr@yahoo.com, 312-952-5953, http://www.yelp.com/biz/aik-restoration-and-repair-chicago

  • Mr&Mrs JP Jeff Park Home & Rental Property Owners

    If you are looking to keep your money in the community then there is no better local guy than Steve Mancini from Jefferson Park! He is a very hard/smart working, honest and dependable single father who works for himself cleaning / repairing gutters, carpentry, paints and drywall/tapes, etc. I only...

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    If you are looking to keep your money in the community then there is no better local guy than Steve Mancini from Jefferson Park! He is a very hard/smart working, honest and dependable single father who works for himself cleaning / repairing gutters, carpentry, paints and drywall/tapes, etc. I only wish that we would have found him 10 years ago! His rates are very fair and his work ethic is excellent! You can reach Steve at the1gutterguy@gmail.com and also at 773.507.4415. He is also on FB @ Best Price Gutter Clean. If you hire Steve - you will thank me!

  • Miles Baltrusaitis Downtown Commuter

    I really like Gary's Handyman Service at http://800gary.com. Also in the 'hood around Kilbourn. 847.800.4279 (that's 800-GARY). Pretty neat, right?

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Apr 12

Water main break

Was just curious, how many people have had water main breaks near them in the last year? I'd say within 2 or 3 blocks? If so then where? And how about people who took in water to the basements?

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Apr 12

Apr 11

Community Alert

Bureau of Detectives-Area North
Community Alert
Wanted for Attempt Kidnapping
17th District - Albany Park

About This Crime:

On April 10, 2014, at approximately 9:20 a.m., an adult Hispanic female was walking on the corner of Ainslie Ave. and Karlov Ave. when she was approached by a white male offender who exited a van. The offender opened the back doors of the van, ripped the victim's clothing and grabbed her. The offender started pulling the victim toward the van saying,...

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Bureau of Detectives-Area North
Community Alert
Wanted for Attempt Kidnapping
17th District - Albany Park

About This Crime:

On April 10, 2014, at approximately 9:20 a.m., an adult Hispanic female was walking on the corner of Ainslie Ave. and Karlov Ave. when she was approached by a white male offender who exited a van. The offender opened the back doors of the van, ripped the victim's clothing and grabbed her. The offender started pulling the victim toward the van saying, "Come in my car." The victim pulled out a cell phone and the offender released his hold to knock the cell phone from her hand, at which point the victim was able to flee.

About The Offender:
The offender was described as a male white, approximately 45-55 years of age, 5'7" - 5'8", 160 lbs, light complexion, brown eyes, gray hair with a portion of it dyed brown, gray beard and trimmed mustache.
The offender was wearing a navy blue jacket, navy blue t-shirt and blue jean pants. Both the jacket and blue jeans were described as being dirty.

Vehicle Information:
The vehicle is described as an older white van without windows or writing on the side. The vehicle had a ladder affixed to the roof by brackets secured with yellow rope. There were clear windows on the back doors and located inside the van were construction tools and an orange cable (possibly a power cord).

What You Can Do
Be aware of this situation and alert your neighbors.
Call 911 to report any suspicious persons or activity in your neighborhood.
Walk in pairs and be aware of your surroundings.
If you have any information about this incident, please call Area North Detective Bureau at (312)744-8200 or TIPSOFT.COM
Reference RD# HX-218004

Chicago Police Department
Office of News Affairs
(312) 745-6110
Fax (312) 745-6999

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