18 hours ago

Updated 17 min ago

Gunshots near Sunnyside and Whipple

Heard several gunshots near Sunnyside and Whipple this morning around 2:30am. Called 911 and they said they would send a police car over. Still shaking.

  • The Crusty Pirate Old crotchety pirate captain (retired)

    They could sit in the middle of the street in lounge chairs drinking 40's and popping off shots. They would get away with it - and they know it. The CPD does nothing about it - even after being supplied with plate numbers, etc.

    Can we start looking into a Charter Police Force ? Just give us back half of the money we blow on nothing and we'll use it to protect ourselves.

    (cue the defenders of mediocrity...)

  • herd herd

    I am so angry about this! I was cleaning up in front of my house today and my neighbor asked if these gun shots woke me up as they did for him. I didn't hear it, but now I can't stop thinking about it. I have lived here for 15...

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    I am so angry about this! I was cleaning up in front of my house today and my neighbor asked if these gun shots woke me up as they did for him. I didn't hear it, but now I can't stop thinking about it. I have lived here for 15 years and there are shootings every year. I remember a murder in the alley near Montrose and Albany a few years back, once taking out the garbage and seeing a neighbor duck for cover in the alley while walking home, my husband and kids returning home after 5 minutes on a walk because of shooting, etc. etc. and there were a few incidents like this I think two years ago at Sunnyside and Albany that prompted a community meeting at Our Lady of Mercy. I remember the police officer at that meeting (I think he was the 17th district commander at the time) was very patronizing as if he felt we should be fortunate this is a rare occurance in our neighborhood. We cannot allow this. Next CAPS meeting for this beat is April 15th at the 17th district station. In addition to attending, I'm trying to think of what else to do as a response.

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11 hours ago

Updated 46 min ago

Waiting for rails to raise at kedzie brown line stop is inefficient

I sent a message to CTA a couple of weeks ago with no reply yet.

My issue is that both guard rails stay down at the sidewalk, no matter which train - east or west - is coming through, so one side waits unnecessarily to enter the station. This is mostly a problem during rush periods. My stop is Kedzie. Other affected stops could be Francisco and Rockwell.

I see no point in standing around if the side I want to cross is clear.

Does this bother anyone else? I'm all for safety, but independent rails for each side could solve the issue and save a lot of waiting time.

  • Raed Mansour 25-year resident of Chicago living in Irving Park.

    Rohacs, I have contacted CTA several times about this but at the Francisco stop. I agree with you. Safety is an issue on both sides of the argument. People walk under gates, bike or drive around them when trains run off schedule and that's the real reason it's happening. When...

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    Rohacs, I have contacted CTA several times about this but at the Francisco stop. I agree with you. Safety is an issue on both sides of the argument. People walk under gates, bike or drive around them when trains run off schedule and that's the real reason it's happening. When they're running late, trains back-up, arriving and departing at the same time, sometimes for 20 minutes. They did this in sub zero weather this year and on a dangerously hot day in the summer trapping everyone inside and outside the station last year. They need to stagger arrivals and departures based on their published schedules and the gates will go up and down without risking anyone's safety.

  • Rachel writer, indexer, editor, researcher

    Part of the problem is that the gates are not just regulating access from the sidewalk to the station. They're also regulating the crossing for people walking _past_ the station on the the sidewalk. So if one gate raises to allow access to the station, you run the risk of pedestrians continuing past the station onto the next track and getting hit.

17 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Lost dog

Last night, we lost our black shih tzu (Saturday March 28) on the 4200 Kedzie block. He was wearing a blue sweater and had been recently groomed. If anyone has any information, please call 773-814-7474, as our family is anxiously awaiting any good news. He is microchipped.

Mar 22

Updated 1 hour ago

Early voting for runoff elections begins Monday

33rd Ward - Horner Park 2741 W. Montrose

This article has 49 other Chicago locations (Show)

1st Ward - Goldblatts Building 1615 W. Chicago

2nd Ward - Access Living 115 W. Chicago

3rd Ward - Chicago Bee Library 3647 S. State

4th Ward - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center 4314 S. Cottage Grove

5th Ward - Jackson Park 6401 S. Stony Island

6th Ward - Whitney Young Library 7901 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

7th Ward - Jeffery Manor Library 2401 E. 100th St.

8th Ward - Olive Harvey College 10001 S. Woodlawn

9th Ward - Palmer Park 201 E. 111th St.

10th Ward - Vodak/East Side Library 3710 E. 106th St.

11th Ward - District 9 Police 3120 S. Halsted

12th Ward - McKinley Park 2210 W. Pershing

13th Ward - West Lawn Park 4233 W. 65th St.

14th Ward - Archer Heights Library 5055 S. Archer

15th Ward - Gage Park 2411 W 55th St

16th Ward - Lindblom Park 6054 S. Damen

17th Ward - Thurgood Marshall Library 7506 S. Racine

18th Ward - Wrightwood-Ashburn Library 8530 S. Kedzie

19th Ward - Mount Greenwood Park 3721 W. 111th St.

20th Ward - Coleman Library 731 E. 63rd St.

21st Ward - Woodson Regional Library 9525 S. Halsted

22nd Ward - Piotrowski Park 4247 W. 31st St.

23rd Ward - Clearing Library 6423 W. 63rd Pl.

24th Ward - Douglass Library 3353 W. 13th St.

25th Ward - Chinatown Library 2353 S. Wentworth

26th Ward - Humboldt Park Library 1605 N. Troy

27th Ward - Eckhart Park 1330 W. Chicago

28th Ward - West Side Learning Center 4624 W. Madison

29th Ward - Amundsen Park 6200 W. Bloomingdale

30th Ward - Kilbourn Park 3501 N. Kilbourn

31st Ward - Portage Cragin Library 5108 W. Belmont

32nd Ward - Bucktown-Wicker Park Library 1701 N. Milwaukee

34th Ward - West Pullman Library 830 W. 119th St.

35th Ward - Independence Library 3548 W. Irving Park 36th Ward - West Belmont Library 3104 N. Narragansett 37th Ward - West Chicago Library 4856 W...

35th Ward - Independence Library 3548 W. Irving Park 36th Ward - West Belmont Library 3104 N. Narragansett 37th Ward - West Chicago Library 4856 W. Chicago 38th Ward - Hiawatha Park 8029 W. Forest...

...Irving Park 36th Ward - West Belmont Library 3104 N. Narragansett 37th Ward - West Chicago Library 4856 W. Chicago 38th Ward - Hiawatha Park 8029 W. Forest Preserve 39th Ward - N. Park Village Admin Bldg...

...3104 N. Narragansett 37th Ward - West Chicago Library 4856 W. Chicago 38th Ward - Hiawatha Park 8029 W. Forest Preserve 39th Ward - N. Park Village Admin Bldg 5801 N. Pulaski 40th Ward - Budlong Woods Library...

...38th Ward - Hiawatha Park 8029 W. Forest Preserve 39th Ward - N. Park Village Admin Bldg 5801 N. Pulaski 40th Ward - Budlong Woods Library 5630 N. Lincoln 41st Ward - Roden Library 6083 N. Northwest...

...39th Ward - N. Park Village Admin Bldg 5801 N. Pulaski 40th Ward - Budlong Woods Library 5630 N. Lincoln 41st Ward - Roden Library 6083 N. Northwest Hwy. 42nd Ward - Museum of Broadcast Communications 360...

...5801 N. Pulaski 40th Ward - Budlong Woods Library 5630 N. Lincoln 41st Ward - Roden Library 6083 N. Northwest Hwy. 42nd Ward - Museum of Broadcast Communications 360 N. State 43rd Ward - Lincoln Park Library 1150...

...Lincoln 41st Ward - Roden Library 6083 N. Northwest Hwy. 42nd Ward - Museum of Broadcast Communications 360 N. State 43rd Ward - Lincoln Park Library 1150 W. Fullerton 44th Ward - Merlo Library 644 W. Belmont...

...Hwy. 42nd Ward - Museum of Broadcast Communications 360 N. State 43rd Ward - Lincoln Park Library 1150 W. Fullerton 44th Ward - Merlo Library 644 W. Belmont 45th Ward - District 16 Police 5151 N. Milwaukee...

...360 N. State 43rd Ward - Lincoln Park Library 1150 W. Fullerton 44th Ward - Merlo Library 644 W. Belmont 45th Ward - District 16 Police 5151 N. Milwaukee 46th Ward - Truman College 1145 W. Wilson...

...1150 W. Fullerton 44th Ward - Merlo Library 644 W. Belmont 45th Ward - District 16 Police 5151 N. Milwaukee 46th Ward - Truman College 1145 W. Wilson 47th Ward - Welles Park 2333 W. Sunnyside 48th...

...644 W. Belmont 45th Ward - District 16 Police 5151 N. Milwaukee 46th Ward - Truman College 1145 W. Wilson 47th Ward - Welles Park 2333 W. Sunnyside 48th Ward - Edgewater Library 6000 N. Broadway 49th...

...Police 5151 N. Milwaukee 46th Ward - Truman College 1145 W. Wilson 47th Ward - Welles Park 2333 W. Sunnyside 48th Ward - Edgewater Library 6000 N. Broadway 49th Ward - Pottawattomie Park 7340 N. Rogers 50th...

...College 1145 W. Wilson 47th Ward - Welles Park 2333 W. Sunnyside 48th Ward - Edgewater Library 6000 N. Broadway 49th Ward - Pottawattomie Park 7340 N. Rogers 50th Ward - Warren Park 6601 N. Western

...Park 2333 W. Sunnyside 48th Ward - Edgewater Library 6000 N. Broadway 49th Ward - Pottawattomie Park 7340 N. Rogers 50th Ward - Warren Park 6601 N. Western

...Library 6000 N. Broadway 49th Ward - Pottawattomie Park 7340 N. Rogers 50th Ward - Warren Park 6601 N. Western

Mar 22

Updated 2 hours ago

Early Voting For Chicago Runoff Election Begins Monday

33rd Ward – Horner Park 2741 W. Montrose Ave

This article has 50 other Chicago locations (Show)

Chicago Board of Elections – 69 W. Washington St., Lower Level Conference Room

1st Ward – Goldblatts Building 1615 W. Chicago

2nd Ward – Access Living 115 W. Chicago

3rd Ward – Chicago Bee Library 3647 S. State

4th Ward – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center 4314 S. Cottage Grove

5th Ward – Jackson Park 6401 S. Stony Island

6th Ward – Whitney Young Library 7901 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

7th Ward – Jeffery Manor Library 2401 E. 100th St.

8th Ward – Olive Harvey College 10001 S. Woodlawn

9th Ward – Palmer Park 201 E. 111th St.

10th Ward – Vodak/East Side Library 3710 E. 106th St.

11th Ward – District 9 Police 3120 S. Halsted

12th Ward – McKinley Park 2210 W. Pershing

13th Ward – West Lawn Park 4233 W. 65th St.

14th Ward – Archer Heights Library 5055 S. Archer

15th Ward – Gage Park 2411 W 55th St

16th Ward – Lindblom Park 6054 S. Damen

17th Ward – Thurgood Marshall Library 7506 S. Racine

18th Ward – Wrightwood-Ashburn Library 8530 S. Kedzie

19th Ward – Mount Greenwood Park 3721 W. 111th St.

20th Ward – Coleman Library 731 E. 63rd St.

21st Ward – Woodson Regional Library 9525 S. Halsted

22nd Ward – Piotrowski Park 4247 W. 31st St.

23rd Ward – Clearing Library 6423 W. 63rd Pl.

24th Ward – Douglass Library 3353 W. 13th St.

25th Ward – Chinatown Library 2353 S. Wentworth

26th Ward – Humboldt Park Library 1605 N. Troy

27th Ward – Eckhart Park 1330 W. Chicago

28th Ward – West Side Learning Center 4624 W. Madison

29th Ward – Amundsen Park 6200 W. Bloomingdale

30th Ward – Kilbourn Park 3501 N. Kilbourn

31st Ward – Portage Cragin Library 5108 W. Belmont

32nd Ward – Bucktown-Wicker Park Library 1701 N. Milwaukee

34th Ward – West Pullman Library 830 W. 119th St.

35th Ward – Independence Library 3548 W. Irving Park

36th Ward – West Belmont Library 3104 N. Narragansett

37th Ward – West Chicago Library 4856 W. Chicago

38th Ward – Hiawatha Park 8029 W. Forest Preserve

39th Ward – N. Park Village Admin Bldg 5801 N. Pulaski

40th Ward – Budlong Woods Library 5630 N. Lincoln

41st Ward – Roden Library 6083 N. Northwest Hwy.

42nd Ward – Museum of Broadcast Communications 360 N. State

43rd Ward – Lincoln Park Library 1150 W. Fullerton

44th Ward – Merlo Library 644 W. Belmont

45th Ward – District 16 Police 5151 N. Milwaukee

46th Ward – Truman College 1145 W. Wilson

47th Ward – Welles Park 2333 W. Sunnyside

48th Ward – Edgewater Library, 6000 N. Broadway

49th Ward – Pottawattomie Park 7340 N. Rogers

50th Ward – Warren Park 6601 N. Western

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    Cycling freak Bob Kastigar is Green on the outside, Brown on the inside.

  • West loop realist Teacher political operative

    Everyone who disagrees with the misguided,socialist, liberal, lying, divisive, tax raising, pro union agenda is either a racist or a tea party crazy. Well losers your day is coming. The progressive movement will-be all over soon.

33 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Coyote in the Hood

Hey everyone. Just wanted to mention that I saw a pretty big coyote at 7am. He was in the alley between Paulina and Hermitage at the 4400 block. He wasn't looking for trouble with us (me and 2 large dogs), but he was just behind a neighbors house, who I think has chickens...Just a heads up.

32 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Trash in Albany Park

Something needs to be done about the trash in Albany Park. I've gone as far as to pick up what I can of it myself, but I don't know what to do anymore. Albany Park is such a wonderful and diverse neighborhood, it's the essence of Chicago. But right now it is a DUMP.

What can we do together to clean the streets and keep them that way??

  • loraine t washington 5 yr. resident

    ok. Thanks.

  • Bob Kastigar 15 Years North Park, bike rider, retired

    "It is also on business owners to take some pride in the sidewalk and curb along their establishments"

    The Admiral Theater is a good example of that. The Albany Park Neighbors have given them kudos for their work in keeping Lawrence Avenue clean.

6 days ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Tour Ravenswood Elementary School

Ravenswood Elementary School has added tour dates to its regular schedule to accommodate CPS’ lottery acceptance announcements. Tours will be offered at 9 a.m. on:

Tuesday, March 24
Tuesday, March 31
Tuesday, April 14
Tuesday, May 12
Tuesday, June 9

Tours are led by Ravenswood parents knowledgeable about the school curriculum and activities. Visitors have the opportunity to see facilities, observe classrooms in action, ask questions and experience our school community firsthand. After the tour, the principal or assistant principal...

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Ravenswood Elementary School has added tour dates to its regular schedule to accommodate CPS’ lottery acceptance announcements. Tours will be offered at 9 a.m. on:

Tuesday, March 24
Tuesday, March 31
Tuesday, April 14
Tuesday, May 12
Tuesday, June 9

Tours are led by Ravenswood parents knowledgeable about the school curriculum and activities. Visitors have the opportunity to see facilities, observe classrooms in action, ask questions and experience our school community firsthand. After the tour, the principal or assistant principal will join the group for an open question-and-answer session.

Reservations are not necessary. To join the tour, enter the school through the main (center) entry doors on Paulina Street. Sign in at the security desk and proceed down the hall to Multi-Purpose Room.

  • SBloom architect, 26 years north side

    Another tour offered this Tuesday Morning!

20 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Hide ya dogs!

Saw a coyote wait to cross traffic at Ashland and Leland, then nonchalantly walk right down the sidewalk by Chase Park.

  • Send the coyote our way to sort out the incessant shrill yapping mongrel a couple houses away

  • Ravens Yes.I can fix that.

    Did the Coyotes owner tell it to stop & wait for the light? The coyote seems a little brighter than some bicyclists. Not all bicyclists!!

9 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

$1400 / 2br - Rental West Ravenswood Manor

Apartment is on 2nd floor, 2br/1bath (large bedrooms), excellent condition. Central air and heat. Coin laundry on site. Rent includes alley parking spot. Extremely close to both Kedzie and Francisco brown line stops. Building and neighborhood is quiet and quaint.

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/apa/4954540140.html

  • SpamAlert Hates being spammed

    Go away and take your Craigslist advertising with you.

Mar 06

Updated 10 hours ago

Breakroom Brewery on Montrose?

Just curious....Have you been there? How was it? (Food too). Thanks.

  • That article isn't completely accurate. Here are Breakroom's hours this weekend per their FB page:
    Tonight (March 28) 7pm-2am,
    Tomorrow 4pm-12am and Tuesday 4pm-12am...

  • loraine t washington 5 yr. resident

    Can't wait for them to open. I hope it is on a Friday so I can go. to the grand opening.

34 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Newcomer: Crime Trends in Albany Park?

Hello- I am moving to Albany Park at the end of the month and am wondering if anyone can give me an idea of the crime climate in the area, such as what are common crime trends and how best to safeguard? I know to, of course, always be aware of surroundings, but didn't know if there are certain times of day, or areas, or types of crime that are more common. Searching on the internet for things like this can be so general, so I figured you all might be able to give me some more detail based on your own personal experience. Thanks!

  • Bob Kastigar 15 Years North Park, bike rider, retired

    Go to a CAPS meeting, and attend the regular meets.

    CAPS Meeting
    Wednesday, April 22nd at 6:30 P{M
    Combined Beats 1711, 1712, 1713
    Details: Mayfair Church (behind Salvation Army)
    Location: 5020 N. Pulaski Road
    (Enter across from Aldi's)
    Map: http://g.co/maps/ubbdy
    Plenty of parking in the parking lot
    Contact 312-742-4588
    Find your Beat here by entering your address:
    https://portal.chicagopolice.org/portal/page/portal/ClearPath/Communities/Districts/District17/Map%20and%20Direction

  • K' Albany Park Gamer!

    @gloriasunshine15 - I think it depends on what part of Albany park you are moving to. I have lived in Albany Park for almost 5 years and from what I've gathered anything past kimball and Lawrence isn't the safest. A friend of mines grew up in Albany park and has also stated that pass Kimball and Lawrence is very sketchy.

    Albany Park is a nice diverse neighborhood and have their bad seeds of course but overall you just need to be aware kg your surroundings.

  • Albany park is a wonderful working class neighborhood; you will see humble, beautiful families around. However, Lawrence ace between Kimbal and Pulaski is pretty rough. I've been dealing with people drinking alcohol in my building doors' steps for three years. Some people defecate in a corner of the building I...

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    Albany park is a wonderful working class neighborhood; you will see humble, beautiful families around. However, Lawrence ace between Kimbal and Pulaski is pretty rough. I've been dealing with people drinking alcohol in my building doors' steps for three years. Some people defecate in a corner of the building I live at. Also, At that corner I've seen prostitutes dealing with their costumers at 5 am when I have to go to work. Some gangs write graffities on the walls and doors around the supermarket store across the street. In summer is common to see police officers dealing with juveniles, etc, etc. I hope the neighborhood get better in the next years.

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Mar 02 2014

Updated 27 hours ago

Free concealed carry class - Northcenter

We are offering a free concealed carry class the weekend of March (March 28/29). The class will be eight hours each day and we will do the shooting qualification at Maxon's in Des Planes the following Saturday.

The class is limited to 40 people so if you are interested send us an email and we will send you the details.

Illinois has just been forced to allow people to protect themselves. Don't pass up this chance to take charge of your personal defense.

  • ANN1 xx

    Im confused. Is this class this weekend or was it last year?

  • Hammerman @ Lincoln Square Hammerman of Lincoln Square Tree House Builder

    Sure is funny! ???????????????? I thought it was this week, I didn't see the year. Just responded to it last week since I saw the dates of March 28&29. oh well too late anyway, ha!

2 days ago

Updated 30 hours ago

Bus Rapid Transit

BRT: are for it or against it?

Ashland Ave. or Western?

What's your opinion?

32 hours ago

FREE: Fan and desk lamp (currently broken, will probably work again if you have electrician skils)

I have a fan and a desk lamp that have both stopped working for what I imagine are electrical reasons. I really don't need either of them anymore, and would love to give them to someone who will fix them up and put them to good use.

We are in the vicinity of Kedzie and Montrose.

Thanks neighbors!

(And yes, I am posting this on Freecycle as well.)

Mar 20

Updated 33 hours ago

Lincoln Square Concealed Carry Course

After your training you have a thorough understanding of:

The Firearm Concealed Carry Act
Justifiable Use of Deadly Force
Unlawful Use of a Weapon
How to draw your gun from a holster quickly and safely
What type of ammunition / gun is best to defend yourself
The various options on how to conceal your gun
When to shoot and when not to shoot
How to shoot without taking the time to use the sights
Much more…

Instead of merely a...

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After your training you have a thorough understanding of:

The Firearm Concealed Carry Act
Justifiable Use of Deadly Force
Unlawful Use of a Weapon
How to draw your gun from a holster quickly and safely
What type of ammunition / gun is best to defend yourself
The various options on how to conceal your gun
When to shoot and when not to shoot
How to shoot without taking the time to use the sights
Much more…

Instead of merely a lecture class, you will spend time interacting with the instructor, other students, and even training with laser pistols in the classroom before we head to the range.

You can finish your 16 hours with all the training requirements for Utah, Arizona and Florida non-resident CCW permits in addition to your Illinois License! This will allow you to carry in 32 States.

If this is of interest to you contact us at chicagocarry@windycitymail.org and we will send you the details for the course.

  • I am interested as well. Just sent you an email.

  • ANN1 xx

    I looked at the calendar for Maxon and I don't see the class, when do you do the shooting?

2 days ago

Updated 34 hours ago

33rd Ward: Tim Meegan Withdraws Petition For Recount

Tim Meegan, who ran an unsuccessful campaign against Ald. Deb Mell in the 33rd Ward, has withdrawn his petition for a recount in Cook County Circuit Court.

Meegan told Aldertrack last night while he still believes multiple voting violations occurred during the general election, pursuing legal action, "would have taken too much money, too much time, for too little chance of success.”

Meegan was 17 votes shy of forcing incumbent Ald. Mell into a runoff. At the Board of Elections...

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Tim Meegan, who ran an unsuccessful campaign against Ald. Deb Mell in the 33rd Ward, has withdrawn his petition for a recount in Cook County Circuit Court.

Meegan told Aldertrack last night while he still believes multiple voting violations occurred during the general election, pursuing legal action, "would have taken too much money, too much time, for too little chance of success.”

Meegan was 17 votes shy of forcing incumbent Ald. Mell into a runoff. At the Board of Elections certification meeting March 12th, Meegan’s attorney, Richard Means, tried to argue that the B.O.E. should have counted all ballots cast toward the totals, and not just votes for the aldermanic race. If the B.O.E had included ballots where 33rd Ward residents voted for mayor but left the aldermanic choice blank, Ald. Mell would not have had the 50+% she needed to avoid a runoff, Means argued.
“We decided to suspend our campaign,” Meegan said he will now focus his efforts on starting an independent political organization in the ward.“We would like to see a working class party develop," he added. The details are still being worked out, but he believes there is potential for an expanded network in other wards. “There’s interest in different wards all over the city, although we haven’t had any conversations with too many folks, yet.

  • So his main argument was that ballots cast without a vote in this one race should still count towards the total number of ballots cast for this race? That screams desperation.

3 days ago

Updated 34 hours ago

Landscaping

can anyone recommend a landscaper for a front yard small project?

  • Landscaping – Mario Sandoval, 8603 Central Park, Skokie, IL 60076 847-972-1917
    I've used them for years. Very good and inexpensive. They will do weekly mowing as well as spring and fall clean up and special projects.

  • kayandcharlie Monticello dweller

    thank you everyone for your input.

3 days ago

Updated 35 hours ago

Daycare Near Ravenswood

Hello,

I am looking for any day care suggestions in or near the Ravenswood area. Anything down Ashland or Damen would also work well as I commute that way for work.

I all really need are names as I will call them all and speak with them personally.

Thank you all in advance

  • Our daughter has attended Little Green Treehouse on Ashland/Belmont for almost two years and we love it.

  • +1 for RC4 - ages 6 weeks-5 years, though usually a wait list

    +1 for Twinkling Stars Preschool - ages 3-5 years

36 hours ago

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6 days ago

Updated 38 hours ago

Lowering your cable TV bill?

Our cable TV is too expensive for what we use, and it just went up. We need good Internet for work and school, but we only watch a few channels these days. I was researching options. Mostly ATT, Dish TV, Directv and Comcast are in our area. My buddy told me about a site that finds service with TV channels you watch: www.10channels.com. It found a TV/Internet combo that would saves us $40 with a switch to Direct. There's also a good option for ATT.

I want to call the number and make the change. Just wondering if any of you have Directv or ATT Internet? Any advice is helpful!

  • I have the Motorola 6121 for sale. I just switched from comcast. Bought it from Best Buy in December for $70. Works great. $50 negotiable

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Joe - I own my modem and router; I bought a used docis (sp?) 3 modem for $20; and a netgear router at best buy (matched to the amazon price).

    When you use Comcast's internet equipment, any comcast customer can use your wifi if they are close

Mar 21

Updated 42 hours ago

Gunshots near Kimball and Cullom

Last night between 2 and 2:30am I heard what sounded like two sets of gunshots. It sounded like it came from cullom between kimball and bernard. The first set was three followed by two a few minutes later. Not long after, I heard the sound of a few cars speeding down bernard street yelling something out their windows.
Police showed up in the area a few minutes later. I got on a scanner radio pretty quickly afterward but couldn't seem to find anything about it.
Does anybody have any info?
As always, be safe out there. It's getting warm out again so keep an extra eye out when you're walking by yourself at night.

44 hours ago

3 days ago

Updated 45 hours ago

Wireless Phone Service

I am looking to switch my wireless service from Verizon (only because my office building is the only place in the world that doesn't get Verizon service). I'm just wondering what other wireless services people have that get good service in the city and outside of the city.

  • LGK

    Ok, yeah, I was just wondering about Sprint. Nobody had mentioned it and I really don't see a lot of Sprint stores around. They are offering crazy deals like buying out your current contract and unlimited data. Wondering what other's experiences are with Sprint.

  • Rachel writer, indexer, editor, researcher

    This site can be helpful in figuring out coverage, too: http://opensignal.com/coverage-maps/US/Chicago/

2 days ago

Thank You for Found Keys!

We wanted to thank whomever found my mom's Honda keys (4700 block of North Hermitage Ave.) and placed them in a white envelope on her windshield. My baby's carseat is in there, and we were worried we wouldn't be able to get in. We would love to thank you in person, please let us know!!

2 days ago

BreakRoom Brewery Opening Tuesday

BreakRoom Brewery is located at 2925 W. Montrose Ave.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

LOST KEYS....

Walked on the east side of 4800 block of Ashland yesterday between 12noon and 5pm, Wed. 3-25-14 and lost a set of keys. Did anyone find some? Can you please contact me here on EveryBlock?
Thanks for your help,

Also was at the bus stops:
Lawrence just west of Ashland, north side of street.
Lawrence at Western heading back east.

Walked to Brown line from Lawrence.

And then (Ugh!) downtown.
I've called CTA and Brown line stations.
.... probably hopeless... hoping for that amazing miracle...

L. B.

  • Lynda Bean Long-time resident.

    Thanks Patrick and Rachel for the moral support. Miracles happen... keys have been found! I'm so relieved... I didn't post a lot of info about what was on the set to protect myself from an unlikely hero. If people found keys I figured they'd want me to ID the set... I would've wanted them to ID something specific to me so I could verify they actually had them.

    Thanks again. Grateful for this forum.

  • You know how when you get replacement insurance cards there's always some blank plastic around them? Cut an oval, use a sharpie to put your number on either side, seal it up with clear packing tape so the marker doesn't run, and hole punch a hole. Viola, instant ID fob....

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    You know how when you get replacement insurance cards there's always some blank plastic around them? Cut an oval, use a sharpie to put your number on either side, seal it up with clear packing tape so the marker doesn't run, and hole punch a hole. Viola, instant ID fob.

    I've been doing this for years, I've never had to take advantage of it but after losing a set years ago I got proactive and that plastic around your insurance cards is perfect for making a little tag similar to a store loyalty card - only for loyalty to you. Plus, murphy's law states clearly that you will only lose your keys if there is no identification on them, putting a tag with your phone number on them insures them against getting lost. ;)

2 days ago

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

"Utility Customer Notification"

Anyone get a letter in the mail from "Clean Energy Option" which says, "Sign and return the enclosed form to run your home on clean energy"?

Anyone else notice that the return address is a rented mailbox at a UPS Store in the Loop?

  • Catbus Philosopher, Third-Class

    CUB's word is that the company is real, but sketchy. It can't guarantee that YOU get your electricity from clean sources, and it will change your rate per kwh to an unspecified "variable" rate after three months.

  • Sharon 33 year Ravenswood neighbor

    I too received one. It went in the trash.

2 days ago

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4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

rent

Hi,I`m looking for a studio to rent...but i have no SSN

  • Thoughts in Lincoln Square 9 Year Chicagoan - Tech Startupper

    You might be able to sublet from someone who is open to such a scenario.

  • Sub tenants need to be approved by landlords. Very few landlords accept tenants without SSNs.

2 days ago

Empty houses moving fast

Saw a guy getting a house cleaned up and painted around 4144 N Drake yesterday. That place has been up for sale for what seemed like 2 years. Nice to see the "for sale" houses finally getting scooped up.

Mar 22

Updated 3 days ago

Just heard that there was a shooting at Winnemac park- is this true?

I just heard from someone that there was a shooting at Winnemac park and wondered if there are anymore details- gang related? Who shot at this person- officer? other person?

  • SC

    Let's not jump to conclusions. People are all talking about Amundsen due to location. I believe this sad story is about someone who went to Senn high school though.

  • Was the caps meeting useful? Any more insight into this incident? Wasn't able to attend this one. Thanks

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Should we rent out our garage spaces?

***I hope this is an okay question, and I am keeping the details and location fairly vague as I don't want to spam / advertise in this forum, but please let me know if this isn't appropriate and I'll request it be deleted.***

Hi neighbors! Do you rent out your garage / lot / parking space? We are considering renting out our unused spaces (in a property we own) but had some questions:

• Is there such a thing as...

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***I hope this is an okay question, and I am keeping the details and location fairly vague as I don't want to spam / advertise in this forum, but please let me know if this isn't appropriate and I'll request it be deleted.***

Hi neighbors! Do you rent out your garage / lot / parking space? We are considering renting out our unused spaces (in a property we own) but had some questions:

• Is there such a thing as a garage rental lease and do you use one?

• Do you require a security deposit? Did you need to take out supplemental insurance?

• Do you rent your space out month-to-month, week-to-week, or for longer periods?

• Where do you advertise your space? Craigslist? Word of mouth?

• Are there legal (or otherwise complicated) issues that we should consider in advance?

  • I rent out a garage space. I always do a contract for the space, you can find samples online to use for your purposes. I have the space prepaid for the term on 3/6/12 month basis...saves the hassle of trying to get monthly payments for something small. If someone can't...

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    I rent out a garage space. I always do a contract for the space, you can find samples online to use for your purposes. I have the space prepaid for the term on 3/6/12 month basis...saves the hassle of trying to get monthly payments for something small. If someone can't afford to prepay, they might have issues with the monthly payment itself. Just saying...
    Your homeowners insurance (provided it already is written up for renters, i.e. a multi-unit home) will cover the rental/issues. I put a sign out front and advertise on Craigslist. I am also very clear in the contract that the space is only for parking -- do not allow the space to be used for storage/repairs -- that can be a liability as well.

  • Thanks for the advice - you've all been really helpful!

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Missing Cat in Ravenswood

Hi all, my cat went missing during the night on 3/24/15. I live just east of Damen and just south of Foster. His name is Nelly, he is white/ yellow/ sandy, and about 10 pounds. He is very loved and very missed. Please contact me if you have seen him or if you have him!! Marisa

  • JM

    I live nearby and will definitely keep an eye out for him. I'm owned by 3 cats and I know how stressful this must be for you. Hope he's found very soon

  • L

    You can only put pictures on the original post, so you'll have to create a new one.

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Shamrock Shuffle bib wanted

Hi, just wondering if anyone who is registered for the Shamrock Shuffle on Sunday isn't planning on running it, and would be willing to sell their bib? I somehow forgot to register and was hoping to run it with a friend.

  • Hi! Due to a knee injury (blah) I have a bib that I won't be using and I'd be happy to sell it to you. Let me know here or send me an email if you're interested!

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