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Drones Flying In Your Neighborhood

My sleep was disturbed at 2:30 am this morning by a drone hovering above our apartment building. I have seen it hovering over my building and adjacent ones in broad daylight several times, sometimes for several hours. This is the first time I have seen and heard it at night. Has anyone noticed this happening near their homes? If so, is there anything that I can do about it?

  • T in Chi- I am not against the use of them and have seen some amazing videos taken with them, especially Chicago. I agree, it is unfortunate that a small few ruin things for the majority. It seems that the general community around flying drones for fun is respectful of...

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    T in Chi- I am not against the use of them and have seen some amazing videos taken with them, especially Chicago. I agree, it is unfortunate that a small few ruin things for the majority. It seems that the general community around flying drones for fun is respectful of the environment they are maneuvering through.

    I appreciate your efforts to connect with this operator. Most likely they are unaware of the impact their night flights are having. I don't like having to resort to calling the police without speaking to the other party first. Even if it comes down to that, I am not confident the police can do anything about it.

    Regardless, I am glad this is being discussed. As "drones" become more popular and widely used, there are a lot of practical issues to be addressed beyond privacy.

  • Beat 1221 Beat 1221 CAPS Facilitator

    Since this is happening in our beat, I've alerted CPD to the thread. If I get feedback to share, I will let you know.

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WATER: Non-metered account v metered for 2-flat

Hi neighbors, Just curious if anyone had any success with installing meter save in their 2-flat. My water bills have gone from $300 -$600 per 6 month use, and when I called to inquire, I was told it's because of an unmetered account.

I joked that I should start selling the water to other people to cover the crazy increase, and bizarrely enough the rep told me I should. Oh, Chicago.

Just wanted to inquire from fellow neighbors before I sign up.

  • Our bill was $200+ every six month and had it changed to meter so now $30+ bi-monthly. We also got a rain barrel from the city to water the plants.

  • CJL ...

    We got a meter 3 years ago. Our last full 6 month unmetered bill was $400. Since then our highest two month bill has been under $50. So, even if every bill now were our highest (they aren't), and the unmetered amount hadn't gone up (it would have), we'd be paying over 60% less. In reality, we are paying about 80% less than if we had not switched.

    Seems like a no brainer, too me.

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Coach House for Rent

2-3 Bedroom coach house for Rent in West Town off of Huron & Damen. $1800 utilities included! Laundry on site! Will be ready September 1st. Pictures to follow but if anyone would like to come see it please contact Ginny @ 312-498-3771. Credit Check - Serious inquiries only! Dogs ok! Cats ok!

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hello

I am missing my six week old female gray pitbull. She has a little white on her. she has beautiful blue eyes. I miss taking care of her. I bought her so that she can be a companion for my 21 year old dog. Please help me find her. Call me at (773) 405-7284 Sophie or (773) 484-5056. Thank You.

  • Ha ha ha ha! I did have to re read that part when I saw the post as well. It's rare but it happens. Oldest dog to live was like 28 years old or something.

  • I just lost my boxer/lab this year, he was 10, would of loved another 11 years wt him, hope u find your pup.

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Two loose dogs at Western & Chicago

I ran into two loose dogs around 11am at the 2300 block of Huron St, between Oakley and Western. One was all white, about 50-60 lbs, and the other a german shepherd, maybe 80-100 lbs, with a silver metal chain and a tag around its neck. I couldn't see anyone around, and the dogs were running around and playing the street. I figure they might have broken loose from someone's yard?

A cop car drove by and followed the dogs west toward Western ave, and I stopped following them. Does anyone know who the owner might be?

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Smith Park: Smith Park Advisory Council - News and Important Information

On behalf of the Smith Park Advisory Council (SPAC), I would like to thank the Illinois Secretary of State's Office Mobile Unit, (SOSMU) for coming out to Smith Park on July 26th and to all of those who participated in utilizing this great service.

The Movie in the Park took place on July 22nd and over 300 residents attended the event. At the request of community members, SPAC is in the process of providing a second movie in the park...

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On behalf of the Smith Park Advisory Council (SPAC), I would like to thank the Illinois Secretary of State's Office Mobile Unit, (SOSMU) for coming out to Smith Park on July 26th and to all of those who participated in utilizing this great service.

The Movie in the Park took place on July 22nd and over 300 residents attended the event. At the request of community members, SPAC is in the process of providing a second movie in the park soon; hopefully in September, after Labor Day. Due to the school schedules, the movie will be shown on a Saturday night in order to accommodate everyone. We will keep everyone posted as to the exact date and movie showing.

More excitingly and for the first time, Smith Park will host a Circus in the Park. This 2-day event will take place on Saturday, September 27th and Sunday, September 28th, with two showings/times; one at 2 p.m. and the second at 5 p.m., with all proceeds benefiting improvements for the Chicago Park Districts. Tickets are selling quickly so get yours now! If you are interested in attending a performance at Smith Park, please click on this link to purchase your tickets in advance: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/804080

The Ukrainian Festival will take place at Smith Park on August 23 and 24, 2014. The time will be from 12 p.m. until 10 p.m. There is a $5.00 suggested donation. Enjoy the music, food and fun.

Finally, if you are not aware, the Cook County Assessor's office has opened a location in the West Town Community to file a Property Tax Appeal. If you feel your property taxes are too high and would like to appeal them, you may do so online. Click on this link for assistance: http://www.cookcountyassessor.com/Internet_Appeals/ResidentialAppealsearch.aspx
You must have your property index number handy in order to complete this form. Once you have provided your information, a representative from the Assessor's office will contact you. THE DEADLINE TO FILE IS AUGUST 18, 2014.

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Chicago festival guide for September

A European-inspired festival with folk dancing, live music, fine imported beer, a dedicated children’s play area and more. West Superior Street and North Oakley Boulevard.

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Admission includes twelve wine tastings, one pint of beer, a souvenir wine glass, wine seminars, musical entertainment and the opportunity to purchase wine at a discount from Mariano’s. Buckingham Fountain, 500 S. Columbus Drive.

A one-day street festival on the corner of Racine and Nelson. The event features live music, Wisconsin fare and drink specials on stadium cups before, during, and after the Badger football game against Western Illinois.

The event is grand marshaled by a member of the famed Leinenkugel family, who will crown one lucky woman “Musky Queen” based on how many votes she receives. Will’s Northwoods Inn, 3030 N. Racine Ave.

Chicago’s hot Roscoe Village neighborhood plays hosts to this great one-day seafood extravaganza filled with fresh oysters, a great musical lineup, arts and crafts and more. Damen Avenue and Roscoe Street.

On Sunday, the 26th Street Mexican Independence Day Parade will funnel into the festival creating an incredibly vibrant atmosphere. 26th Street and Kostner Avenue.

The three-day event features sculptures, paintings, furniture, jewelry and more from more than 150 juried artists. More details at www.lakevieweastfestivalofthearts.com. North Broadway Street and West Belmont Avenue.

Various Old Town restaurants and bars will be competing to win the crown of top noodle, giving visitors the change to try mac ‘n cheese from more than half a dozen eateries. West North Avenue and North Wells Street.

For details on this West Town festival, visit www.design-harvest.com. West Grand Avenue and North Wood Street.

Lakeview establishments compete to determine the best taco. Participants in 2013 included Crosby’s Kitchen, Toons Bar & Grill, Café El Tapatio, Mystic Celt and others. North Southport Avenue and West Addison Street.

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Gyms in West Town?

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I'm moving to West Town/UK Village this month from lakeview and am looking for a gym. I know there's Bucktown and WP Athletic Clubs and WP fitness... Just curious if there might be anything closer to Chicago & California?

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Thanks!

  • Pure Vibe Fitness on Ashland...West Loop Athletic Club on Randolph...CrossFit Construct and Kareem Fitness on Grand...REACH Beyond Fitness on Chicago...My Time Fitness on Chicago (small place where you swipe in open 24 hours a day).

  • Amy

    Pure Vibes is now Co-op gym. I'm leery of Kareem Team Fitness because Kareem is on the sex offender registry.

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Teens selling Tribune for college funds?

I've had several teens knock on my door explaining their success in high school and dreams to attend college. They ask for me to pay $20 for the Tribune and say they will earn money toward college...does anyone have more information about this? It seems a little sketchy to me... Thanks!

  • Kelly new to mt. greenwood!

    I had a guy come to the door requesting the same thing but this time it was for the kids to do the paper route in an effort to show them the benefit of making money legitimately and staying out of trouble/gangs. I told him that I did not want...

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    I had a guy come to the door requesting the same thing but this time it was for the kids to do the paper route in an effort to show them the benefit of making money legitimately and staying out of trouble/gangs. I told him that I did not want to provide him with my CC info or money unless I was comfortable that it wasn't a scam. He offered to front money and then said he would collect it later. I started receiving the Trib daily and he never came to collect the money. Now I can't seem to stop getting the Trib!

  • We have had the same kids show up in previous years, but last Tuesday night around 8:00 pm, a young guy shows up at the door in full digital camo BDUs, desert boots and beret--selling Trib subscriptions. At first I thought it was going to be a vet or Wounded...

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    We have had the same kids show up in previous years, but last Tuesday night around 8:00 pm, a young guy shows up at the door in full digital camo BDUs, desert boots and beret--selling Trib subscriptions. At first I thought it was going to be a vet or Wounded Warrior scam, but he said it was to help him for his military academy?? I felt bad turning him down as he looked genuinely disappointed, but as previous posters noted, if it's legit, why send kids out to push a dying medium?

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