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Updated 16 hours ago

Beats 1722, 1723, 1724 CAPS Meetings Being Rolled Into One Come January

Beats 1722, 1723, and 1724 CAPS meetings are being combined so that all can have monthly meetings. First combined meeting will happen Wednesday January 21st, 6:30 PM, community room of 17th district. Note the start time is 6:30, not 7.

I think this is a good thing.

  • FCZ Montrose and Troy

    Chris - It's my understanding that they are not being "combined," rather, they are all being held on the same night. Each Beat will still have it's own meeting. At least that's they way it was explained to us at the 1724 Beat meeting.

  • Chris Dick Johnson!

    It sounds like on the first meeting, it will be combined, explain the new way of doing things, and then the next month try having each beat have it's own meeting. But it was also mentioned that crimes that spill from one beat into another will be saved for talking...

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    It sounds like on the first meeting, it will be combined, explain the new way of doing things, and then the next month try having each beat have it's own meeting. But it was also mentioned that crimes that spill from one beat into another will be saved for talking points while both groups are together.

    CAPS meetings are not run the most efficiently (and I don't mean that as a critique, they are what they are and I'm happy we have them). Since we won't know exactly when one ends and the next begins, and given talking points that spill over beats addressed with everyone, I kinda expect at least the first few to be one big CAPS meeting altogether.

    I kinda look forward to meeting some folks from other beats. We are all in this together. 3 years ago, when we were having gangs come in from 1724 and do some shootings on the eastern edge of 1723, I'd also attend 1724 meetings to get more info.

    1723 has been lucky enough to have monthly meetings when most didn't. I think all beats should be monthly, so happy to hear this, and possibly meet more folk who really care about the community.

    I do think they will have to do a tighter ship of running the meetings and not let them wonder around like they tend to do at times.

2 days ago

Updated 16 hours ago

New yoga studio on Damen north of Lawrence

Anyone have any info on this new spot? I just noticed it said "yoga coming soon" in the window. Thanks!

  • Ksenia Alexandra Ravenswood yuppie.

    Hey!
    I was wondering this too, so I did some digging and found a business permit. The owner's name is Gina Fitzpatrick and the name of the studio is One Key Yoga or something like that...other than that, not much.

    Alex

3 days ago

Updated 18 hours ago

New Thai option on Kimball

Hi all, I noticed something this morning that I'm VERY excited about. The former Coffee Berry location in the strip mall across from the Kimball train stop is turning into Ruk Thai and Sushi. I've always been vexed by the lack of Thai options in east/central AP (Thai Valley doesn't do it for me) so I'm hoping that this helps fill the void! They have another location near Milwaukee and Montrose but I've never been.

I was only driving by, so didn't get to see inside and have no idea when they're opening. Just wanted to share.

Happy holidays to us!

  • Will try this (possibly this weekend). Do they offer lunch?
    If you're willing to go Vietnamese, then I'd also suggest L.D.Pho on Lawrence just east of California.

  • Rob S. Albany Park resident, condo owner. Dog owner.

    L.D. Pho is great!

    If you like wings or popcorn chicken, try Cafe Orient 33 in the strip mall on Kedzie north of Lawrence. They take a lot of care into their preparation, breading each piece of chicken by hand and carefully frying them to perfection. Great Seas wings are fine, but different, and imo not of the same quality as Cafe Orient 33.

Dec 11

Updated 19 hours ago

Ilegal fire plug parking

We have a off duty Chicago cop who uses the fire plug spot as his private parking for the past 4 months NEVER GETS A TICKET like anyone else !!!!! serve and protect each other !! on the 2700 w, Gigddings block Alderman said 2 months ago it will be solved
never happened!

  • Nk

    @NancyMcGarry we can be concerned about all crimes, big and small. Being concerned about this does not preclude being concerned about other issues.

  • Nancy McGarry Eager to learn about the neighborhood

    @NK This is true, but this is a parking violation and although it is wrong, when you read the posts, they really seem to be OVER reactions in my opinion, for a parking violation.

2 days ago

Updated 19 hours ago

Programs to help foster kids in college

I just read this article NPR posted about foster kids in college who have very limited resources during the holiday. I'd like to see if I could do something like send a gift card so a student could get a meal when the cafeteria was closed. Does anyone know of any programs in Chicago like this?

http://www.npr.org/blogs/ed/2014/12/15/370952931/theres-no-place-like-a-dorm-room-for-the-holidays

  • @Jenny in Ravenswood, thank YOU for the original post. It also inspired me to donate- to a cause I didn't even know about this morning!

  • OK, this is awesome. I hope they get a huge bump from the NPR story. Thank you so much for sharing, @Jenny!

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Updated 23 hours ago

Hass & Associates Online Reviews: Under Övervakning - Jag Spy Med Min Lilla iPhone...

Det är inte bara regeringar som snooping på sina fiender online. Allt oftare par använder smartphone apps för att spionera på varandra, och chefer är noggrant spåra förflyttningar av sina anställda. Föräldrar är kontrollera digitala aktiviteten av sina tonåriga barn och seende som de möter.

Under de senaste veckorna rapporterades det har att en av de mest sofistikerade digitala spioneri verktyg infiltrerat regeringar, företag och privatpersoner i upp till sex år. Hacka mjukvaran känt kunde som Regin, tros vara skapandet...

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Det är inte bara regeringar som snooping på sina fiender online. Allt oftare par använder smartphone apps för att spionera på varandra, och chefer är noggrant spåra förflyttningar av sina anställda. Föräldrar är kontrollera digitala aktiviteten av sina tonåriga barn och seende som de möter.

Under de senaste veckorna rapporterades det har att en av de mest sofistikerade digitala spioneri verktyg infiltrerat regeringar, företag och privatpersoner i upp till sex år. Hacka mjukvaran känt kunde som Regin, tros vara skapandet av en västra underrättelsetjänst, stjäla lösenord, fånga skärmdumpar, lyssna på telefonsamtal och även återställa raderade filer.

Verktyget hacking lämnade något gömställe för sina mål, men numera du behöver inte vara en spioneri byrå som sofistikerade som CIA att samla en anmärkningsvärd mängd personlig information.

Digital spioneri har blivit en domesticerade verksamhet med en uppsjö av "stealth apps" tillgängliga snoka på otrogen partner och anställda som bunking off på företaget tid eller passerar på företagshemligheter.

FlexiSpy, en av de mest populära apps tillgängliga, erbjuder sig att hjälpa vanliga användare att "spionera på mobiltelefoner, mobiltelefoner och surfplattor". Som blurb på webbplatsen uttrycker det: "är din fru eller make otrogen mot dig? För att din psykiska och sexuella hälsa har du rätt att få veta om din partner är att vara ansvarig."

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36 hours ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Any recommendations for post-construction cleaning service

Can anyone recommend a good, reasonable cleaning service that they've used to do a post-construction cleaning of their home? I'm interested in having my 2 flat cleaned after some major renos. Thanks in advance!

30 hours ago

Updated 24 hours ago

Elliott & Associates Fraud Attorney Review: Hur fastighetsskatt beraknas

Om du äger ett hus eller någon del av fastigheter, finns chansen, du kommer att göra med fastighetsskatt vid ett tillfälle. Men om du är som de flesta människor, du tenderar att betala vad som ingår i skatteutgifterna inte veta att det kunde bli dyrt. För en snabbkurs om grunderna i hur fastighetsskatt beräknas, bara läsa på här eller gå till Elliott & Associates fastighetsskatt advokat recension.

  • tk lincoln square family

    Where do I send my money?

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46 hours ago

Updated 24 hours ago

Man critically wounded in Albany Park shooting

A man was shot in the head Tuesday afternoon in the Albany Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

About 3:10 p.m., the 21-year-old was sitting in the passenger seat of a car parked in the 4700 block of North Lawndale when two gunmen walked up and opened fire before running away, police said.

The 21-year-old was taken to Presence Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, where he was listed in critical condition, police said.

One of the gunmen was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, and the other, a heavyset male, had on a gray hoodie, police said.

http://chicagosuntimes.com/news/man-critically-wounded-in-albany-park-shooting/

  • I was walking outside at Lawrence and Monticello at this exact time & thought I heard gunshots but then dismissed it, assuming I was just being paranoid... it appears I was correct though. SO scary I was that close... :(

  • Hopefully this happens to every gangbanger, I'm sick and tired of post after post about gunfire. Let's pray they kill each other so eventually we won't have to talk about these losers anymore. Sorry if I offended one or many

  • WOW! A little before the shooting, I randomly decided to take the bus to the Kimball Brown line instead of walking. the shooting happened right in my walking path to the train. guess I made a good decision...

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2 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

Police Tape

Anyone know what happened by the alley on Lawndale and Lawrence? There's police tape up and a bunch of cops.

  • He was shot in the head and drove???

  • Chris Dick Johnson!

    Victim was Spanish Cobra, shooter was Conservative Vice Lord. Victim is not cooperating.

6 days ago

Updated 34 hours ago

Where are you, Santa?

I'm looking for a place/event in the neighborhood (Andersonville/Ravenswood/Lincoln Square area) to find a Santa Claus to take a photo with for a family Christmas card.

Does anybody know of an upcoming shop or event where he'll be making an appearance?

Thanks in advance for being the best, and Merry Christmas!

3 days ago

Updated 42 hours ago

Weapon Found

Email from a friend that lives on Oakley/Berteau...

"From a friend that lives on Oakley/Berteau...

Hi neighbors -
I just wanted to send an email out to my Oakley neighbors to let you know we found this loaded gun in our yard yesterday. The cops came and said they think it was probably just someone ditching it and we were the random target."

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SV TCL & Associates Probe Company and Associates Product Review

SV TCL and Associates manufactures some of the latest technology used in very popular products. Although the firm's name is not as popular as these products, the quality of the end-products utilizing these high-tech components owes much from the meticulous process and excellent care that go into their production.

Here are some of the products SV TCL manufactures in its many locations worldwide:

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Dec 11

Updated 2 days ago

Broken Window LA Fitness

It looks
Like a gunshot hole and the whole front window is broken On Lawrence next to Mariano's.

  • JM

    This post is from Thursday last week, KillaB
    The window has been repaired

  • KillaB That girl.

    My bad. Saw it on the weekly rundown email.

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Lawrence ave closed to thru traffic between kedzie and western

Does anyone know why Lawrence ave is shut down to traffic between kedzie and western? Seems like people are driving through anyway but I can't find info about it and the Chicago street closure site is down right now. The bus is definitely rerouted. I apologize if someone already posted about this, it's been over a week since I've headed this way.

  • Joan M. Back in Lincoln Square and liking it.

    Listening to the variability of the CTA drivers' announcements is interesting. Upon approaching either end of the detour points, one might loudly call out, "May I have your attention please!" and then proceed to describe exactly what route they will be taking on the upcoming detour.

    On the other hand,...

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    Listening to the variability of the CTA drivers' announcements is interesting. Upon approaching either end of the detour points, one might loudly call out, "May I have your attention please!" and then proceed to describe exactly what route they will be taking on the upcoming detour.

    On the other hand, you have the drivers who just say, "Detour" in a conversation-level voice as they make their turn off the normal route, OR the ones who say not one word! Huh? Some riders start to look around, look confused, look panicked, start talking in various languages.

    Thanks CTA!

  • There was a sewer system collapse there last week and it looks like they are fixing Albany south to Leland.

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

What happened to Nighthawk?

They said Fall 2014, but no signs of progress as far as I can tell.

Dec 08

Updated 2 days ago

Festive bars in Lincoln Square/Ravenswood/North Center?

I have family coming in town the week of Christmas and would love to take them to a fun, festive bar in the neighborhood. What bars can anyone think of that are decked out for Christmas? I'm sure they all have lights up but I'm hoping for something maybe even over the top. And I'm asking for those areas specifically so that we can walk there. Thanks!

  • not a bar but the house on logan just east of california will blow u away with its decorations. Also stopped at the orbit room for a drink after before on 2959 california Froehliche Weichnachten. Buon Natale Merry xmas p.s second Auggies. house on logan was also mentioned on WXRT on lins bin.

  • Grafton is nice, but if your party includes children I'd avoid Red Lion, as the service is extremely slow. If they are busy, be prepared to wait an hour or more for your food. They try hard, and are very nice, but it is simply a very poorly run restaurant. Other than the fish and chips, it's all rather bland food. Marie's is a spectacle at Christmas, not to be missed.

2 days ago

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5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Gun Shots near Cullom and Bernard

Last night at 10pm, I heard about 7 gunshots outside my residence. At first, I thought it was fireworks (I'm an optimist). Still, the pops were irregular and more resonant than fireworks.

5 minutes later, I looked out my window and saw a small fleet of police cruisers sitting in the area. This definitely was gunfire. Broken glass all over the street the next day also proved that something went down.

Did anybody else in the area hear this?

This is my first post on EB about such an occurrence. I've always been weary of even the slightest involvement in any criminal incident. I just want people from around the area to be aware that this happened.

Thank You

  • Irving Bark Fined and ticketed to death

    Welcome to the neighborhood! I bet your real estate agent forgot to mention that...

  • Concerned Guardian Albany Park resident for almost 2 years now.

    The best way to take a handle on this is by being involved. As stated above, attend CAPS meetings and my motto is "See something, Say something." Best of wishes to you

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Looking for trustworthy cat sitter for the upcoming holiday.

I live in Ravenswood/ North Center area. I'm looking for a trustworthy cat sitting service that is affordable. Can anyone recommend any?

  • animal house on Lawrence east of California offer temporary housing 773-878-8002 think 15.00 per day.

  • Heather Albany Park resident, condo owner, cyclist

    I used Rover-Time near the Rockwell brown line stop.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Co Co Vietnamese Sandwiches Coming Soon at 1613-1615 W. Lawrence

Pretty excited to have a Vietnamese food option opening soon in the neighborhood. Here is to the hopes that Co Co will make the weekly Vietnamese food trip to Argyle history. They look days away from opening! Just West from Ashland on Lawrence.

  • There's already a Vietnamese sandwich shop on Lawrence next to Harvesttime. Delicious!

  • SC

    Great to have options- thanks for flagging. Anyone know who the owners are or what their background in the restaurant industry is just to help set expectations?

3 days ago

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4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Door to Door Crime and Justice Survey in Albany Park

Shared from Albany Park Neighbors FB page

Head's up, folks! Researchers from UIC'a Survey Research Laboratory are conducting the National Crime and Justice Study in Albany Park. They're going door to door to talk with residents about police and citizen-initiated encounters with police, asking a series of questions about the details of encounters that they recall. All responses are confidential.

The team will mostly be out in the neighborhood on weekdays from 4-9pm, and can conduct surveys in English and Spanish. They have specific ID cards from UIC.

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    uh-oh. I guess that means we'll soon be having EB threads started about, "HELP, some people rang my buzzer and I wasn't expecting anyone. I peeked out my window and saw one of them had dark skin and was carrying a clipboard. They were probably casing my home, so I called the police. BE CAREFUL OUT THERE!!"

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Concealed carry class

Putting together a concealed carry class for early January. Trying to gauge interest on having the classroom time in Lincoln Square.

If you are interested post here and we can put it together.

  • david duggan President, South Lakeview Neighbors

    Keep me posted. The nearest class I'm aware of is in DesPlaines. Still have to go outside the City for range practice. Arrgh

  • Keep me posted as well, would like to give this as a gift.

Nov 09

Updated 4 days ago

9 hospitalized after extra-alarm fire on Northwest Side

Nine people were taken to hospitals after an extra-alarm fire early Sunday at an apartment building on the Northwest Side.

The blaze began in the 5700 block of North Kimball about 4 a.m. and moved throughout a courtyard building, according to Fire Media Affairs.

The blaze was extinguished by 4:45 a.m., though firefighters remained at the scene chasing hot spots, according to Fire Media.

Nine people — some of them children — were taken to various hospitals, including Swedish Covenant, Weiss Memorial and Saint Francis in Evanston, according to Fire Media.

Two people are in serious-to-critical condition and seven others are in fair-to-serious condition.

http://chicagosuntimes.com/news/extra-alarm-fire-extinguished-on-northwest-side/

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

    Tenants injured in deadly Northwest Side fire file lawsuit against building owners

    Tenants of an apartment building that caught fire in November, killing a 10-year-old boy, have filed a lawsuit against the Northwest Side building owners, alleging they were injured while the boy’s family attempted to escape the blaze.

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    Tenants injured in deadly Northwest Side fire file lawsuit against building owners

    Tenants of an apartment building that caught fire in November, killing a 10-year-old boy, have filed a lawsuit against the Northwest Side building owners, alleging they were injured while the boy’s family attempted to escape the blaze.

    Saul and Andrea Zetina filed the negligence lawsuit Friday in Cook County Circuit Court.

    Firefighters responded to the blaze about 4 a.m. Nov. 9, which moved throughout the courtyard building in the 5700 block of North Kimball, before being put out about 45 minutes later, Fire Media Affairs said at the time.

    The suit claims the building’s owners, Mihai and Elena Horga, failed to properly test and maintain smoke alarms in common stairwells and did not properly maintain or inspect the building to prevent a fire

    The rest of the story:
    http://chicagosuntimes.com/news/tenants-injured-in-deadly-northwest-side-fire-file-lawsuit-against-building-owners/.

  • I live in the multiple-unit apt. complex on the south side of Carmen Ave., on Kimball, across from Von Steuben H.S., owned by M. Benjamin (not the same owner). From what I've heard, many/mostof the alarms/detectors in our bldgs. have either been painted over and/or do not work. I purchased...

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    I live in the multiple-unit apt. complex on the south side of Carmen Ave., on Kimball, across from Von Steuben H.S., owned by M. Benjamin (not the same owner). From what I've heard, many/mostof the alarms/detectors in our bldgs. have either been painted over and/or do not work. I purchased my own (working) fire alarm/CO2 detector not long after we moved in, but doubt others have done the same (especially since bldg. owners are required to provide and maintain). Online, I've seen multiple code violations for our multi-unit complex--observed and reported by city inspector(s), but I don't believe the situation has yet been rectified (per the information detailed on the city's site, and from simply living in the bldg.) The news stations reported the owners of the bldg. in this tragic fire had multiple code violations, as well (including the lack of working detectors). It seems so senseless this poor boy had to lose his incredibly short life, and that his family will forever mourn their unspeakable loss. It's scary, too, thinking this could happen to us, just a few blocks south this horrific event.

5 days ago

5 days ago

Parking Space

What is the going rate to rent an uncovered parking space in the Albany Park/Irving Park area? I would appreciate any advice you could give me!

6 days ago

Dec 10

Updated 6 days ago

Lost wallet

My wallet might have dropped out of my car at the Chase bank ATM drive through on Lawrence and Ravenswood this evening. I went back to bank, no one had turned it in, and an employee went to the lanes to help try to find it but we didn't locate it. If anyone finds it, please contact me here. Offering a reward, if it's returned with credit cards and most of cash intact.

  • Rachel writer, indexer, editor, researcher

    Good luck - I hope someone finds it. (I lost a wallet a couple of months ago and finally got it back... so it does happen!)

  • dse

    I've had two returned in the last year, with all cash and cards inside. The first one found me thru linked in, the second took three days but showed up to deliver it at my door. It does happen.... good luck!

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