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Seeking a garage for rent

I'm need a garage for my 1972 VW Bug. No work, just storage.
Prefer Mayfair or Irving Park area. Contact Pete

  • How about North Mayfair, near Palmer?

  • Marisa 20 year NW sider

    I just saw a sign for garage for rent in the alley behind 4600 Grace. I was at a garage sale.

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Anybody else get a call from a phoney roofer?

This afternoon I got a call from "Roger", who claimed to be from Total Construction Services, offering me a free roofing estimate and asking if I would be home tomorrow from 11 to 7pm. I almost said no, but then I caught myself and made it clear that there would be people at home. The guy knew my first name, the street where I lived, and my home phone, which really disturbed me. I called back the number on my...

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This afternoon I got a call from "Roger", who claimed to be from Total Construction Services, offering me a free roofing estimate and asking if I would be home tomorrow from 11 to 7pm. I almost said no, but then I caught myself and made it clear that there would be people at home. The guy knew my first name, the street where I lived, and my home phone, which really disturbed me. I called back the number on my caller ID and it was not in service. I also googled the company and found that there isn't one in Chicago, so I reported the call at the 17th precinct station and asked them to patrol my area (4800 block of Tripp). Really hope this doesn't mean my house is being cased for a break-in. Anyone else have an experience like this? Any advice?

  • I would have told him that he's about a week late because you just got a new roof last week even if you didn't. I would have also told him that my two pit bulls are always home to welcome strangers even if you don't have any dogs.

  • Portage Porker 23 Year Portage Park Resident

    Grandma used to say... You'll have to ask my husband, but he's downstairs cleaning his guns right now and I'm afraid to go down there when he's doing that"!

  • or play dumb on the phone.

    tell them to hold on, be abrupt and talk fast

    who is this again?

    roger

    there is no roger here, you got the wrong number

    click

2 days ago

Community Alert Attempted Child Abduction

Community Alert
Alert #630-14-057
September 18, 2014

Attempt Child Abduction
17th District ( Albany Park)

About This Crime

On September 18, 2014 at approximately 3:10 pm, an 11 year old male was walking northbound on the 4400 block of N. Keeler Ave when he observed a male sitting inside a parked 4-door black Lincoln Town Car. The offender pulled out of the parking spot and stopped next to the boy. The offender then asked the boy "Where do you live?"...

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Community Alert
Alert #630-14-057
September 18, 2014

Attempt Child Abduction
17th District ( Albany Park)

About This Crime

On September 18, 2014 at approximately 3:10 pm, an 11 year old male was walking northbound on the 4400 block of N. Keeler Ave when he observed a male sitting inside a parked 4-door black Lincoln Town Car. The offender pulled out of the parking spot and stopped next to the boy. The offender then asked the boy "Where do you live?" The boy did not answer and kept walking. The offender then stated "Get in the car!" The boy then ran northbound on Keeler Ave. The offender drove off in his vehicle southbound on Keeler.

About the Offender

Male Hispanic, 30-40 years old, bald, mustache
Offender's vehicle is described as a black 4-door Lincoln Town Car

What You Can Do

• Call 911 to report any suspicious persons or activity
• Walk in pairs
• Don't talk to strangers or approach strange vehicles

* Be aware of your surroundings travel in well lit and populated areas

If you have any information about this incident,
Please call the Area North Bureau of Detectives at (312) 744-8200
Anonymous Tips can be submitted to TIPSOFT.COM
Reference - RD# HX-433523

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

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Sears won't survive past 2016?

Here is an excerpt from yesterday's article in Crain's Chicago

Fitch Ratings today downgraded Sears Holdings Corp.'s credit rating to CC from CCC, a move driven by the retailer's continuing decline in profitability and the rate at which it's burning through cash. The agency warned that Sears may not have enough funding to support operations beyond 2016.

If Sears goes down, what will happen to Six Corners? I don't love the big ugly building and rarely shop at Sears, but it'll be exponentially worse if the store closes.

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JEFFERSON PARK COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE-participants sought

JEFFERSON PARK COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

Sunday, October 5, 2014
8:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.
Copernicus Center parking lot
5216 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago IL
Near the Jefferson Park Blue Line & Metra stops
West of the Lawrence Avenue exits from the Kennedy
To participate: download an application and mail/drop off at Battery Giant, 4837 N. Milwaukee Ave, 60630 in Veterans Plaza. Applications are also available at the store. For questions: jeffersonparkgaragesale@aol.com

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  • Permit issued for signs

    ADVERTISING DISPLAY ON EAST FACING SIDE OF BUILDING VISIBLE TO TRAFFIC HEADING WEST

    4490 W. Lawrence Ave. Issued September 15, 2014 Comment

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sicko in the 'hood

Monday (9/15) morning bloody mess on lawn - pigeon wings torn off, tossed on grass at 4444 W Lawrence. Happened between 9-ish and noon, so probably not kids.

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Kids Driving Recklessly in North Mayfair

On Sunday afternoon a group of four or five kids, who couldn't have been older than 13-15 y/o, were driving a beat up, older gold Saturn recklessly on Carmen Ave. near Mayfair Park, looping around the neighborhood. They were blowing through stop signs, taking corners at very high speeds narrowly missing parked cars, nearly losing control of the car, stopping in the middle of the street to switch drivers, etc.

This is not the first time my wife and I...

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On Sunday afternoon a group of four or five kids, who couldn't have been older than 13-15 y/o, were driving a beat up, older gold Saturn recklessly on Carmen Ave. near Mayfair Park, looping around the neighborhood. They were blowing through stop signs, taking corners at very high speeds narrowly missing parked cars, nearly losing control of the car, stopping in the middle of the street to switch drivers, etc.

This is not the first time my wife and I have see have seen kids driving this same car erratically around the neighborhood. Has anyone else seen kids driving this car? Does anyone know who owns this car? They are going to harm themselves or someone else if they are allowed continued, unsupervised access to this car. I understand that kids will be kids, but nearly crashing into a park full of kids is across the line. They are obviously underage and too irresponsible to be driving a car.

  • Eric Chrobak Runner, drummer, Real Estate Agent

    Crazy people around here.

  • Please come to the next CAPS meeting for beat 1712. It is on Wed. 9/24 at 7:30 over at the Salvation Army on Pulaski.

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Updated 6 days ago

Need cleaning done today - any recommendations?

I hired a service who canceled both yesterday and now today and I'm in a bind. Anyone want to make some cash?

  • AR

    Thanks BDuggan! I have a Rottweiler so I'm fine with dogs!
    As mentioned above, I am a home organizer and do light cleaning along with organizing. I do this on my own and have clients in Edgebrook. If you need a hand, I would love to help!
    I love doing...

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    Thanks BDuggan! I have a Rottweiler so I'm fine with dogs!
    As mentioned above, I am a home organizer and do light cleaning along with organizing. I do this on my own and have clients in Edgebrook. If you need a hand, I would love to help!
    I love doing kids rooms - organizing their closets, drawers, books, crafts, etc. Once everything has a place and is neat they are more willing to keep it that way!
    I also find that most clients don't know about the excess of items they have (say, Tupperware!) and once everything is sorted out people realize they have too many of those items and are able to purge. (Happens a lot in basements but men still won't get rid of their 100 screwdrivers! )
    It really helps to have a fresh set of eyes look at your home and perhaps come up with ideas to better utilize space.
    My rate is only $25 per hour for people in Edgebrook. If you want to meet, that would be nice. I love helping people with their homes because it really makes a big difference in their overall lives. You can almost see tension melt away when things are organized.
    Thanks!

  • Thanks AR, I'd like to use you, but I cannot afford you at all. I'm not in Edgebrook, but one of my kids goes to Wildwood. Thanks!

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Updated Sep 12

Edgebrook Seeking Artists and Storefronts to support Chicago Artists month in October

Chicago Artists Month (CAM) is a month-long festival that showcases the creativity in every Chicago neighborhood during the month of October.

During the month of October, artists will be displaying artwork in Edgebrook restaurants and storefronts for the community to view. Any interested artists or business owners, please email art@localgoodschicago.com for more information.

Edgebrook will also be kicking off Chicago Artists Month with the following activities:

- Thursday, October 2nd, 5:30pm: Artisan Launch Party at Local Goods Chicago: https://www.facebook.com/events/336962449808302/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

- Saturday, October 4th, 7:30pm: Art of Comedy at North Branch Arts: http://www.northbrancharts.com/the-art-of-comedy-2014.html

  • Jac Charlier AKA Citizen Jac Finding Solutions to Shared Community Challenges

    Thanks Laura for bringing this to Edgebrook. I'll be there. Local Goods is a great place.

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Jefferson Park Sunday Market

Jefferson Park Sunday Market at our usual location at a Long & Lawrence Avenues, 9:30-1:30
Entertainment: The Windy City Wizard. (windycitywizard.com)
Food Truck: Wagyu Wagon
Produce vendors, honey, soaps, tamales and craft items like jewelry and bags. Also other outreach including 4Greyhound Racers (http://www.4greyhoundracers.org/)
More at http://www.jeffersonparksundaymarket.com or find us on Facebook & Twitter @JeffParkMarket

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Petsmart 6 corners

Would like to know 1. Is there a estimated opening and completion date for the petsmart next to jewel? 2. If petsmart already has the property why the for lease sign is still in the window? Reason I ask 2 is when I called a few weeks ago they said property was still available.

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6 corners Petsmart?

For some time they have been talking and from what I understand planning for a Petsmart next to jewel by 6 corners. My question is two part. 1. When is the estimated completion/opening dates? 2. If Petsmart already has the spot why is there still a for lease sign in the window?

  • I'm also very curious as to a timeline for opening.

  • pattymelt is mostly in charge

    The universe was put on hold while the Chipotle was being built. Now that it is open, I am sure this will move forward.

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