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kids running the streets

Was wondering if anyone had advice. Live by Oakley and Maypole. Last night there were about twenty to thirty kids in the middle of the street blocking traffic and screaming. When the cops showed up they all ran. With the exception of about 15 stragglers who wanted to give lip to the cops. I know that about 5 of the kids live in section 8 housing within two blocks of my apartment. Is there a way I can report their...

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Was wondering if anyone had advice. Live by Oakley and Maypole. Last night there were about twenty to thirty kids in the middle of the street blocking traffic and screaming. When the cops showed up they all ran. With the exception of about 15 stragglers who wanted to give lip to the cops. I know that about 5 of the kids live in section 8 housing within two blocks of my apartment. Is there a way I can report their activity anonymously to the CHA? I also have an issue with the amount of trash I see on a daily basis, broken glass, discarded food and plastic bags . I pick up when I see it but maybe more trash cans at the end of the block would help curb the problem.

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Shooting

1470 block of West Ohio Street at 730pm yesterday there was a silver/ gray Toyota 4Runner who fired about 5-6 rounds. I'm not sure who they were shooting at. Cops were called but I don't know what the outcome was. It's not the first time that a shooting took place in the area, but it's scary that it seems to be happening earlier in the evenings. So please be careful out there.

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Seeking recommendations for an estate attorney.

Bedridden parent needs a will.
Hoping to find someone who makes house calls.
Location is northwest side of Chicago.
Thank you.

  • Sole practitioner. Downtown & suburban locations. Makes house-calls often.

    Daniel F. Hofstetter
    161 N. Clark, Suite 4700
    Chicago, IL 60601
    312-269-0065
    or email:
    dan@hofstetterlaw.com

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    Catherine Postilion on Bryn Mawr near the Red Line - She's great with family law! I've been using her for over 10 years and she always comes through - 773-271-5750

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  • Veronika Fashion Designer,Gallery Owner,Web Designer, Muse

    Moreno's true colors yet again. He has to go!

  • Cut the guy some slack. He was probably just drunk again. That's when his misogyny shows.

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Neighbor Leaves Hilarious Note on Car After Loud Car Alarm Wakes 'Hood

Early Thursday, residents of the 2200 block of West Huron Street were treated to the not-so-soothing sounds of someone's car alarm going off for more than an hour, according to a neighborhood Facebook post.

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Renting Table & Chairs?

Does anyone have a recommendation for a place to rent a banquet table and chairs? I only need 1 table (that can hold 10 people) and 10 chairs for the weekend.

  • Thanks, Doolins will be perfect and it's a good price.

  • Wow. I did not know that Doolin's rented tables and chairs. Wonder if they also rent coat racks. We always drive to some place south west. Doolin's is much closer and we go there for all of our other supplies. Thank you for the tip. I will check it out.

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West town SSA - unfairly raising resident property taxes

It seems the overwhelming majority of residents would be AGAINST this very significant tax given the benefits almost exclusively seen by business and not west town residents.

There were some posts in October about the West Town SSA - was anyone at the hearing on Oct. 2 about the reconstitution of the SSA? What is the status?

  • Mona1935 Born and Raised in Chicago

    SECOND West Town SSA Reconstitution
    Public Hearing!
    Monday, November 24th
    at 10:00am
    at City Hall 121 N. LaSalle St. (2nd Floor Council Chambers)

  • Kurtis certified urban planner. amatuer dj.

    Get your facts straight before you make a decision. SSA's only tax the properties within the designated district, not residents outside the district. The tax is not "very significant." It's a small percentage of what a property owner's tax would normally be. And everyone benefits. SSA's are the reason you...

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    Get your facts straight before you make a decision. SSA's only tax the properties within the designated district, not residents outside the district. The tax is not "very significant." It's a small percentage of what a property owner's tax would normally be. And everyone benefits. SSA's are the reason you have clean streets, nice trash cans, street banners, events, and other such improvements. I would say that benefits all the residents. And SSA's truly give the local neighborhood control of how this money is spent, and not politicians or City Hall.

  • I don't see anything online about a Nov 24 meeting. Is there a meeting on Monday? Also, I never heard what happened at the October 2 meeting. Does anyone know?

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Nov 09

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Have a Toddler? Let's Hang Out and Have a Playdate!

We live on Damen and Ohio and we have an 18-month-old daughter. We're looking for parents with toddlers close to her age in this area.

We've been meeting some wonderful parents with small children, but most of them live more than half hour away. So we're hoping to meet more families in this very neighborhood!

I'm a stay-at-home mom and I would really like our daughter to socialize with other children as much as possible. It's also starting to get...

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We live on Damen and Ohio and we have an 18-month-old daughter. We're looking for parents with toddlers close to her age in this area.

We've been meeting some wonderful parents with small children, but most of them live more than half hour away. So we're hoping to meet more families in this very neighborhood!

I'm a stay-at-home mom and I would really like our daughter to socialize with other children as much as possible. It's also starting to get cold, so we'd like to make this network happen before the snow sticks to the ground!

If you're in the same boat, please feel free to post a comment or send me a personal message! I'm always happy to meet new people!

We've attached our lovely daughter in her Halloween outfit! Enjoy!

  • MrsB West Town since 2013

    We are at Ohio and Wood and have a 2.5 year old son. There is also a UKV or West Town parent's group on Facebook.

  • gingervitis I like warm hugs.

    We don't have a Facebook...and would you mind telling me what UKV is?

    If you'd like to meet up, just send me PM! :)

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  • Special Education Students Need Technology, Too!

    Ms. Cassidy is asking for $1415.00:
    My students need 3 Chromebooks, each with a mouse, stylus, and headphones to access technology, navigate sites and apps, and practice keyboarding in the absence of computers.
    Mitchell Elementary School Comment

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Nov 16

Looking for a parking space for rent

Hi everyone. Looking to rent a parking space in the area of Racine Ogden and Erie. I heard this is a good place to start to find one. Let me know if anyone knows of one available.

Thank you,
Dominic

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Missing Cat Armour St Across From Otis

Missing grey and white long hair tortoiseshell cat.
She may have a pink chevron collar with a name tag that reads Ramona.

The phone number is old.
If found please contact me immediately (734) 478-1364.
She is 4 years old, not used to being outside and VERY missed.

  • Hello. On Monday of this week I was biking eastbound on Erie and I saw a cat that looked just like this cross right in front of me. It was somewhere between Ashland and Noble and the cat crossed from the north side of Erie the street to the south. It was around 9:00pm. Hope you find her.

  • Hi. I just saw a cat in the alley between Ohio and Erie, between Armour and Bishop. It had white legs and colored top...I'm not sure what color since it's dark. I haven't seen cats around at all lately, so this is a new guy. I tried to go after...

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    Hi. I just saw a cat in the alley between Ohio and Erie, between Armour and Bishop. It had white legs and colored top...I'm not sure what color since it's dark. I haven't seen cats around at all lately, so this is a new guy. I tried to go after it, but lost it when the car port door went up. It looked fluffy like a longhair. I stress it was dark, and brief, so don't know if it fits your description, but figured any leads might help. I will definitely keep my eye out.

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  • Mitchell Elementary School reviewed by a teacher

    Mitchell Elementary School is an awesome neighborhood school and a true diamond in the rough of public schools! I am proud that everyone who comes to Mitchell comments on how wonderfully the entire school community works together and how the students genuinely love coming to school. Many teachers are National Board Certified in a wide range of topics spanning Literacy to Physical Education. We are pleased to offer Mandarin Chinese as a World Language and students receive dance instruction from the renowned Hubbard Street Dance Company. I wanted to write this review because not only do I work at Mitchell School, I am a community member, and this school deserves top ratings! I find one of the true tests of a school is when the teachers send their own kids to school there--which many teachers already do, and someday I will as well! Mitchell definitely has one of the hardest working, professional team of teachers and likewise on our parent board, Friends of Mitchell . If you live in the West Town/Ukrainian Village area, or anywhere near this school, I urge you to check out our Small School with Big Dreams! There's always room for more amazing kids to join our Bobcat Family!

    Mitchell Elementary School (2233 W Ohio St) Published on GreatSchools November 9, 2014

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Updated Nov 09

Rash of stolen packages

Hi neighbors - I know this has been a recurring problem in our hood but it's reakky gotten out of control. Finally had to move all my deliveries to my downtown office which is a huge inconvenience. Literally the latest package lasted an hour after delivery and by the time I get home, gate wide open, no package.

At Iowa/Honore. Keep your eyes open as my guess it people are following delivery trucks around - wether fedex, ups or usps.

  • I am sorry that you are having this problem. Many years ago we had our son's graduation computer delivered to our home via UPS. Then while at a short graduation event, our back door was broken in and the new computer was stolen. That was the last time we had any package delivered to our home. CrimeStopper's advice is spot on. Everything is delivered to my office now.

    Hope that this helps.

  • the only thing I have delivered to my home is cat litter

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