3 hours ago

Neighbor's Dog Waste - Concerned about flies this summer...

At the risk of sounding like an annoying neighbor I could use some advice.
Moved into the neighborhood last August, and since then I've noticed that my next door neighbor allows his 3 dogs to defecate in his back yard (which I have no problem with.... it is his yard). The issue is that he never cleans up. About once a month his landscapers come by and rake up some of the feces, but a lot just gets pushed to...

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At the risk of sounding like an annoying neighbor I could use some advice.
Moved into the neighborhood last August, and since then I've noticed that my next door neighbor allows his 3 dogs to defecate in his back yard (which I have no problem with.... it is his yard). The issue is that he never cleans up. About once a month his landscapers come by and rake up some of the feces, but a lot just gets pushed to the fence line.

This ends up breeding TONS of flies in the warmer months. I put out traps when I moved in last summer, but they stink terrible themselves, and only somewhat help.

It's made being in my yard or on my deck absolutely terrible in the summer months. Hundreds and hundreds of flies are buzzing around the yards and the bites are terrible!
I plan on talking to my neighbor as it gets warmer, but wanted to know if there is any ordinance or law regarding waste in a yard.
I thought about pesticides, but with a newborn in my household and his animals on his yard, I'd hate to use it on my property and risk any adverse effects...

I plan on building a bigger, non-chain link fence in a year or two; but its just not in the budget this summer... And it wont really help with the flies anyways.

Thoughts?

3 days ago

Updated 3 hours ago

So its that time to pick up the neighbor's leaves for them

Piles of dead leaves remain on the sidewalk since Fall.. I guess I'm the only person that realizes this looks ridiculous.

I opened a ticket with SeeClickFix, it was closed - nothing happened. Opened another ticket, nothing.

So I will just go buy a rake and clean up all these leaves myself. Have a nice weekend everybody and if you see somebody raking and bagging leaves and trash, that is me. Say hello! :-)

3 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Talk about pandering

Well that's enough of me talking about me, I will stop and let you talk about me.

And silly me I thought the two mailers a day that have been stuffed into my mail box everyday. Funny thing is not one of the mailers touts any single positive thing that has been brought into the ward, only finger pointing and name calling.

“Relationships with negative people are simply tedious encounters with porcupines. You don’t have the remote knowledge how to be close to them without quills being shot in your direction.”
― Shannon L. Alder

  • PAC,

    1) I do not know.

    2) Time due is when a PO takes time instead of money, in the case of overtime and court time. This time is used by the hour, example a PO has a child who is performing in a local dance for, lets say school....

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    PAC,

    1) I do not know.

    2) Time due is when a PO takes time instead of money, in the case of overtime and court time. This time is used by the hour, example a PO has a child who is performing in a local dance for, lets say school. The child wants their father to go but it falls on his shift day, he puts in a slip for a couple hours on the front. It gets denied because the district cannot due to manpower allow, meaning the shift would fall below a minimum staffing level. That is, from what I have been told, is the biggest problem in 16. The best districts would be manned properly and most likely not so geographically spread out, pretty much anywhere else.

    3)4) But there are "shoulds" in politics. Last election,14 went to a run off that was a wake up for the powers that be. As we move forward as a city more common people are making historic changes in local government. People much like John Arena, who himself was a small business owner that was seeking changes in an area that was stagnant.

    5) The road diet and petition should have been avoided from the very start. Before I signed, I called the office to find out what exactly was being proposed, when my concerns received no answer I signed the petition.

  • Chuck,

    I think that the Mayor's office forced the timing of the Milwaukee Av CSP expressly to affect the election. And I wouldn't be surprised if the Mayor gave Garrido a running start with prior notice.

    Are there any "best" districts under the current CPD manpower levels?

24 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Windy City Playhouse

FYI we have a new playhouse in the hood at 3014 W Irving Park Rd. This is a not-for-profit theater, so this is not an ad. We had a great experience so I thought I would pass this on in case others were not aware that it is there. We purchased the less expensive seats ($25) which were very comfortable and in the back (4th) row. The $45 seats were individual lounge type seats with snack tables between every two....

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FYI we have a new playhouse in the hood at 3014 W Irving Park Rd. This is a not-for-profit theater, so this is not an ad. We had a great experience so I thought I would pass this on in case others were not aware that it is there. We purchased the less expensive seats ($25) which were very comfortable and in the back (4th) row. The $45 seats were individual lounge type seats with snack tables between every two. Because the theater is small all of the seats seemed good. Drinks and snacks were available.

The first play is End Days. Probably not suitable for children but very funny at times and poignant at others and the acting was very impressive. We thoroughly enjoyed it and it seemed the rest of the audience agreed.

  • Thanks for the review Katie. We have tix in April, so I'm glad too hear the venue/performance are living up to the hype.

  • kvee California and irving park resident

    They are also offering tickets on sale at Groupon for the April 2nd show.

  • For a non profit, they sure poured a lot of money into the place, btw, that new restaurant on Kedzie by Belle Plaine, Howard Quintero is providing all the food except for the candy and nuts type stuff.

2 days ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Traffic study at Elston and Kimball?

Is there any way to get a traffic study done to figure out a way to improve the traffic flow for Kimball at the Elston intersection. It sometimes takes 5-7 minutes to get from Irving Park through Elston - this is roughly a 1/3 of a mile, so yes one could easily outwalk a car.

I feel the root of the problem is the length of the green light for Kimball traffic. It is very short - half the length...

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Is there any way to get a traffic study done to figure out a way to improve the traffic flow for Kimball at the Elston intersection. It sometimes takes 5-7 minutes to get from Irving Park through Elston - this is roughly a 1/3 of a mile, so yes one could easily outwalk a car.

I feel the root of the problem is the length of the green light for Kimball traffic. It is very short - half the length actually (I believe) of the Elston green light. I feel like there could be a change in timing on the weekends at a minimum to up the green light time (as there's less Elston traffic on the weekend vs. a weekday, and MUCH more Kimball traffic).

Thoughts? Ideas? Anyone agree?

  • If that stop sign wasn't there, you would never get through Kimball on Grace going west. I take it all of the time to avoid Addison to get to 90/94, the only reason you can get through it because of it.

  • Yeah, basically you need a stop sign because otherwise people would just block the intersection—which half the time they do anyways because literally no one understands that being a selfish jerk on the road is what actually causes 96% of traffic jams.

8 hours ago

Local Goods Chicago on morning show today!

A Local Goods Chicago segment was filmed live this morning here in Edgebrook. Here's a link to the video clip:

http://www.wciu.com/videos/youandme/local-goods-chicago

19 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Missing Pitbull Puppy

Lost since Saturday March 15th. Was last seen getting picked up in a blackish /brownish jeep Cherokee with a large amount of youngsters around Richmond and cullom , bertue and Albany. Possibly seen walking with a white male on Warner and Kedzie. My dog is a blue pitbull mixed with American bull dog medium sized , white chest , white line on forehead, cropped ears, missing a back toe, blue eyes and just turned 6months. If you know anything please text or call 773-940-5339 (773-841-7051) He has a family that misses him a lot!

Aug 10

Updated 8 hours ago

Updated info on Red Light Camera possible defense

A couple of people have emailed me about a post I made on EB a while ago about getting a red light camera ticket dismissed based on the fact the "MAKE" of the vehicle is listed as "OTHR" on the ticket, even though from the photo of the violation you can readily tell the "MAKE." The municipal code I cited in that old post seems to be different than where the rule is now, so I wanted to update the...

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A couple of people have emailed me about a post I made on EB a while ago about getting a red light camera ticket dismissed based on the fact the "MAKE" of the vehicle is listed as "OTHR" on the ticket, even though from the photo of the violation you can readily tell the "MAKE." The municipal code I cited in that old post seems to be different than where the rule is now, so I wanted to update the information.

Municipal Code 90-100-030 (b) (in part):
"The issuer of the notice shall specify on the notice his identification number, the particular parking or compliance ordinance allegedly violated, THE MAKE (my emphasis) and state registration number of the cited vehicle, and the place, date, time and nature of the alleged violation and shall certify the correctness of the specified information by signing his name as provided in Section 11-208.3 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, as amended."

Illinois Code 625 ILCS5/11208.3 (2) (in part):
"With regard to automated speed enforcement system or automated traffic law violations, VEHICLE MAKE (my emphasis) shall be specified on the automated speed enforcement system or automated traffic law violation notice if the make is available and readily discernible."

If you can discern the MAKE from the photo, you can try this defense. It worked for me, because in law, ALL of the "elements" (requirements) of an ordinance must be true to find the person guilty of the infraction.

When I went to the hearing, I printed out copies of the ordinance and state law, and made sure I had my vehicle registration with me, and that you could tell the MAKE by the photo. It worked and my ticket was dismissed. I have no idea what might happen if you mail this in. Maybe someone is willing to try it and see what happens.

BTW, I am not a lawyer, and this is not legal advice, just a neighbor passing on some info.
Good luck!

  • Carol: I AM still reading here!
    I don' know - I contested in person. When I argued the timing part, and the wet and recently snowed part, it didn't move the administrative "judge" but then I told him, wait, I have another defense, and argued the Municipal Code defense (of...

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    Carol: I AM still reading here!
    I don' know - I contested in person. When I argued the timing part, and the wet and recently snowed part, it didn't move the administrative "judge" but then I told him, wait, I have another defense, and argued the Municipal Code defense (of Make is listed as OTHR and you can clearly see the Make of the car in the photo, plus the Secretary of State has the Make of my car in their records) he left me off.

    stephc27 cites the codes. You can goggle these and should get to the places in the code where that is, and print it out.

    Sorry, stephc27, that it didn't work for you. I read recently in the paper that a lawyer is doing a class action suit to challenge the red light tickets, and one of the arguments seems to be not having the Make on the ticket in violation of the ordinance.

    Here's the report on CLTV with text. http://cltv.com/2015/03/24/new-lawsuit-challenges-chicagos-speed-and-red-light-cameras/

    Carol, one thing, you may as well try the defense, because if it flys, then you get out of it, if not, at least you tried. I shared it here hoping more people could defend themselves against these computerized cops.

  • Beeb, thanks so much. It's always worth contesting, even if you lose! And the "Make" idea was a great tip. The codes are very clear. The ticket should be dismissed, but they are just ignoring that. Would really like to to join that lawsuit!

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Mar 21

Updated 11 hours ago

Does anyone know if neighbors construction workers are allowed on neighbors property?

Would anyone definitely know if a neighbors construction workers are allowed on a neighbors property without permission? Or how to handle?

39 hours ago

Updated 23 hours 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.

2 days ago

Updated 25 hours ago

  • gwp concerned citizen

    Well PAC, we don't have 4 years to let him prove himself. Chuy needs to hit the ground running with a solid plan in place in order to be effective, but he's already laying excuses on us that Rahm won't share the information. Rahm is not the gatekeeper of the...

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    Well PAC, we don't have 4 years to let him prove himself. Chuy needs to hit the ground running with a solid plan in place in order to be effective, but he's already laying excuses on us that Rahm won't share the information. Rahm is not the gatekeeper of the books. They're public records, and with a little effort, any citizen should be able to access them. Any one of the aldermen/women who were presented with the budget and voted on it should have that document, as well as reports for the actual spending against that budget. Look at Finance Committee meeting minutes! Any voter who would buy this lame excuse is just a fool. Chuy sells himself as a consensus builder, so why doesn't "Mr Consensus" have access to this info?
    Let's give the guy who's already improving the city's financial position the opportunity to continue to root out waste and bring business investment to Chicago. He's a "hard a**" who is the perfect personality type needed to turn this 20+ year old financial mess around. I don't want another whiner who's already hiding behind lame excuses before he's even elected!

  • gwp,
    If we put up with 8 years of Bush, we have time to see what Chuy does. Information, while available, is only valuable if it is useable and quickly accessed and analyzed. No time for that now.

    Chuy is the recipient and focus of the peoples' rage with Mayor...

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    gwp,
    If we put up with 8 years of Bush, we have time to see what Chuy does. Information, while available, is only valuable if it is useable and quickly accessed and analyzed. No time for that now.

    Chuy is the recipient and focus of the peoples' rage with Mayor 1%'s attitude and policies. He has no integrity, he in one person in public and a different person in private and seems to be proud of it. Should Mr Garcia win, it will move the national political discussion to the left.

3 days ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Garage wanted

My husband and I are looking to rent a garage space close to the Avondale area. Is anyone renting theirs?

  • We might have a spot. What area are you looking at? What sort of price were you expecting and when would the car be there?

44 hours ago

Updated 32 hours ago

  • Joe

    And Robyn, did you bother to read any article? Minimum wage increases have been implemented in Oakland, SF and April 1st Seattle, and nothing you believe actually happens.

  • Joe, it was written by a self-identified conservative, who writes for a conservative economic policy group. He has an agenda he is pushing and this article isn't saying anything new. It confirms people's beliefs who already think this way. I'm waiting for the hard evidence, not conjecture and fear. I...

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    Joe, it was written by a self-identified conservative, who writes for a conservative economic policy group. He has an agenda he is pushing and this article isn't saying anything new. It confirms people's beliefs who already think this way. I'm waiting for the hard evidence, not conjecture and fear. I happen to think that a rise in minimum wage is a good thing all around. There may be bad unintended consequences, but I really don't understand the conservative perspective not on paying people better...other than the wealthy keep on getting wealthier.

    I am trying to keep this to a logical argument, but you are putting little faith in people and your 20 or $100 argument is a little silly. Nobody is taking your $15 dollars/ hour. People earning on a more equal scale would be better for the middle class that you are concerned about. I thought conservative were all about letting people do what they want with their money? You are saying that $15 is bad because people won't save it or spend it the way that you think they should.

    Anyway, I'm sorry, I don't buy into fear politics and although I wholeheartedly disagree with your argument, I respect your opinion. Time will tell though.

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  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    REPLACE ELECTRICIAN OF RECORD ON PERMIT #100561515 TO NEW ELECTRICIAN - KOMAR ELECTRIC - ECC#80571. ALL WORK IS ACCORDING TO PREVIOUSLY APPROVED PERMIT.

    3824 W. Eddy St. Issued March 27, 2015 Comment

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Internet service provider in Avondale

I'm moving to Avondale next week and was told RCN doesn't service the area. What alternative providers are there?

  • kcarroll25 New to the Avondale neighborhood

    You all have been so helpful and thanks for the insight. I'm going to miss RCN which won't service the area. I've decided to move forward with Comcast for the first 12 months at $29.95, then may switch to AT&T to keep the good deal in a year. Thanks again!

  • I have U-Verse and it's awful but I'm under some type of agreement but getting ready to fight them on it.

    At least three times a day my internet goes out which also means TV. It can be anywhere from five minutes to three hours. We call and once they...

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    I have U-Verse and it's awful but I'm under some type of agreement but getting ready to fight them on it.

    At least three times a day my internet goes out which also means TV. It can be anywhere from five minutes to three hours. We call and once they had no idea why so sent a new router. Since then they just tell us to change some network address but we have to do that multiple times a day??

    As you can see it's been bery frustrating. Also the speeds test out about 14 down and I'm paying for like 40 or 50. They also have no resolution for that.

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2 days ago

Volunteers Needed-Spring Clean and Green April 18th-California Park

IPENA has partnered with the City of Chicago and the Chicago Park District for Spring Clean and Green in California Park. This is the third year in row that we have helped clean up the park and play lot of garbage.

Interested Volunteers please e-mail info@irvingparkeast.com All tools, bags and gloves are provided.

Clean up starts at 10AM!

Thank you!

Mar 22

Updated 2 days ago

Question on property taxes whistle blowing on exemptions.

I was told that when a property is sold that the Cook County Recorder does not notify the Cook County Assessor or the Cook County Treasurer. I see just around where I live home owners exemptions are being taken by Developers who have owned the property over year and home owners that rent out their homes. If you look at the Cook County Treasurer site the properties are in the former owner's name and the developer have paid the lower...

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I was told that when a property is sold that the Cook County Recorder does not notify the Cook County Assessor or the Cook County Treasurer. I see just around where I live home owners exemptions are being taken by Developers who have owned the property over year and home owners that rent out their homes. If you look at the Cook County Treasurer site the properties are in the former owner's name and the developer have paid the lower tax because the home owner's exemption is still applied. Also does the assessment show the value of the old homes that have been majorly rehabbed and worth a lot more. How often does someone go out and look at these properties. Or people getting senior exemptions when it's not a single family home and has rental apartments.

Before they raise our property taxes shouldn't there be a more efficient and effective ways of determining what real estate tax is due on each property?. Instead of raising our taxes shouldn't they make sure everyone is paying what they are suppose to pay?
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  • Helen R Portage Park resident since 1983

    I tried and tried for years to get my property taxes transferred to my name after my divorce, the mortgage company had no problem taking care of this. Now, the bill comes listed as "Taxpayer of or current owner", no name at all!

  • I was told by the County Treasurer office you have to tell them to put in your name.

2 days ago

Mar 22

Updated 3 days ago

Fish Fry

My daughter and son-in-law just moved into Old Irving. Recommendations for Fish Fries please.

  • Irish American Heritage Center has a great one every Friday during Lent.

  • Mike Q. Portage Park resident

    Takeout from Hagens or Franks works too.

3 days ago

oakland-kids-get-a-raise-from-the-new-minimum-wage

http://www.npr.org/2015/03/25/394328003/oakland-kids-get-a-raise-from-the-new-minimum-wage
Zero is Zero if you change Zero even with good intentions there are consequences
http://www.wsj.com/articles/michael-saltsman-the-unappetizing-effect-of-minimum-wage-hikes-1427240817
consequences of minimum-wage increases,research by the Institute for the Study of Labor,University of California economist David Neumark,each 10% hike in the minimum wage has caused a 1% to 2% drop in youth employment. Federal Reserve of Chicago found an increase in fast-food prices associated with wage change.
Business labor-cost increases offset by increase in prices. Oakland, restaurants are raising prices by 20%, SF Chronicle...

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http://www.npr.org/2015/03/25/394328003/oakland-kids-get-a-raise-from-the-new-minimum-wage
Zero is Zero if you change Zero even with good intentions there are consequences
http://www.wsj.com/articles/michael-saltsman-the-unappetizing-effect-of-minimum-wage-hikes-1427240817
consequences of minimum-wage increases,research by the Institute for the Study of Labor,University of California economist David Neumark,each 10% hike in the minimum wage has caused a 1% to 2% drop in youth employment. Federal Reserve of Chicago found an increase in fast-food prices associated with wage change.
Business labor-cost increases offset by increase in prices. Oakland, restaurants are raising prices by 20%, SF Chronicle “some of the city’s top restaurateurs fear they will lose customers to higher prices.” are eliminating tips as they raise prices.
this change in compensation practices has reduced the take-home pay for some of the employees it was supposed to help: Oakland restaurant Homestead, servers are taking “a substantial pay cut,” earning a flat wage of $18 to $24 an hour, no tips instead of the $35 to $55 an hour they were earning when tips were included.
SF retailer Borderlands Books, the owner announced that the city’s $15 minimum wage would put him out of business, because the prices of his products were already printed on the covers.
The Abbot’s Cellar—forthcoming $15 minimum wage, compelled its owners to close. the restaurant had no ability to absorb the added cost, and neither a miraculous increase in sales volume nor higher prices were viable options.
These aren’t isolated. In the SoMa neighborhood, a vegetarian diner called The Source closed in January,citing the higher minimum wage. Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce, 10 restaurants or grocery stores opted to permanently close this year. Salvation Army’s child-care facility is “scrambling to find ways to keep the doors open” in response to labor cost increases

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5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Recommendations for real estate lawyer?

I need a real estate lawyer for some transactions I have coming up. The lawyer I used to use has sadly retired. Thanks neighbors.

  • I recommend
    Jonathan P. Sherry, P.C.
    150 N Wacker Dr Ste 1400
    Chicago, IL 60606-1634
    (312) 441-1419
    He is a sole practitioner who has great experience and is reasonably priced.

  • The Great 33rd Lifelong Northsider!

    Euclides Agosto
    2748 N. Ashland
    773-472-0099

    Mr. A. is a highly detailed gentleman with a level of professionalism that is complimented by over 30 years in the business. I have used him on multiple occasions in the past few years and you can feel confident that he protects your interests, and has a true passion for his work. I rarely make recommendations, though I feel extremely confident sharing this with you. Good luck!

4 days ago

Early Voting

Just voted at Bucktown library. Great judges, no wait. One question on my ballot, one correct answer. RAHM

4 days ago

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4 days ago

  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    INTERIOR REMODELING , CONVERTING DUPLEX TO SINGLE FAMILY HOUSE NEW DEVICES , LIGHT FIXTURES , SMOKE DETECTORS , REPLACEMENT BREAKER BOXES , NEW WATER GROUNDING

    3843 N. Central Park Ave. Issued March 24, 2015 Comment

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4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Is this your brown tabby?

In the process of searching for my lost cat, I found this sweet brown tabby the morning of Saturday, March 21. Very sweet with a cute squeaky meow. Seems like an indoor cat who may have been out on the streets for a little while-some injuries from scuffles. I took this cat to Anticruelty Society to get medical attention and to find its home, but now he has been transferred to Animal Care and Control. If this sounds like your cat, please check with them!!! Or if you would like to adopt this sweet cat and give him a chance, please contact me!!!

  • Fuarain CTA rider, walker, animal person

    There seems to be some kind of trick to getting photos to post on Everyblock.

Mar 21

Updated 5 days ago

Seeking Roommate(s)

Where is the best place to safely advertise for a roomate(s)? I have been searching for weeks and having trouble and the crazy thing is the apartment is GORGEOUS. I'm looking for one or two females to share the space with me. I have put a bed in one of the rooms The rent is 750 so if it was two ppl it would be $400 for the room with the bed and 350 for the room without. I'm happy...

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Where is the best place to safely advertise for a roomate(s)? I have been searching for weeks and having trouble and the crazy thing is the apartment is GORGEOUS. I'm looking for one or two females to share the space with me. I have put a bed in one of the rooms The rent is 750 so if it was two ppl it would be $400 for the room with the bed and 350 for the room without. I'm happy to send pics to anyone interested.

About the apartment: it's a furnished 3 BR. There IS a bed in one room so you don't need to worry about that! You can add a sitting chair (wing or recliner) and dresser. There is ample closet space in the bedroom. The other bedroom has no bed. There is also a large kitchen and bathroom, small mudroom, front patio, back yard, back enclosed patio/storage, laundry in building and lots of storage. I will also be adding a portable fireplace soon. Free parking on the street. 5 min to the blue line and 90/94. It is centrally located and easy to reach anywhere you need quickly and efficiently.

A little bit about myself, I am quiet down to earth and hard working. I work a very early shift and am in my office by 7 or 8 am so I need someone that respects quiet times at night. I don't have many visitors or parties but when I do, we will respect the other roommate in the house. I have two dogs- they are very very friendly and totally lovable.

Rent is $750 (for one person getting both rooms) or $400 for the furnished room and $ $300 for the unfurnished room payable on the 1st of the month. And utilities are an additional $75 a month. Security deposit is one months rent and move in date is anytime.

Let me know what you think and I can send you pictures!

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Yes! Weren't you?

  • Robin WRP,

    Actually WKRP was a Freudian slip at the keyboard, but you refreshed my memories of that TV sitcom. There were some very interesting characters on that show.

5 days ago

What has John Garrido done to bring officers to the 45th ward?

After hearing the debates between alderman Arena and John Garrido and hearing their main arguments, my question is what has John Garrido done as a police lieutenant to bring more police officers to the ward since he works at the 16th district police station?

On his website he states "Portage Park is on the front line of this bat­tle, and we need all the resources we can get to keep this and other ward neigh­bor­hoods safe. I know and under­stand...

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After hearing the debates between alderman Arena and John Garrido and hearing their main arguments, my question is what has John Garrido done as a police lieutenant to bring more police officers to the ward since he works at the 16th district police station?

On his website he states "Portage Park is on the front line of this bat­tle, and we need all the resources we can get to keep this and other ward neigh­bor­hoods safe. I know and under­stand how the Chicago Police Department works. As alder­man, I will demand that our com­mu­nity is pro­vided with the nec­es­sary police man­power and equip­ment to com­bat these vio­lent gangs and keep our streets safe."
http://johngarrido.com/issues/public-safety/

At his current position has he demanded more officers be brought to the ward? Many may say that is not his job, but when you google "What does a police lieutenant do?" you get
"As a police lieutenant you lead. You're the frontline commander of the police department. You pass orders from the top level of command to the police sergeants, who in turn relay those orders to the police officers and detectives."

He says he will demand more officers as alderman but has he done the same as a lieutenant? If he has not at his current position why would that change when he is an alderman?

Mar 23

Updated 5 days ago

Hello Neigborhood

Hello all,

My wife Rebekah and I just moved to the neighborhood. We bought our first house and are super excited!!!

  • Lynn OIP Resident / CPS Mom

    Welcome, Tim and Rebekah. I'm not sure where you live, but if you are in Old Irving Park, you might want to check out our neighborhood association. www.oldirvingpark.com. We have a monthly newsletter delivered to your door, weekly e-mail blast with activities, daily facebook updates, and monthly meetings. Oh - and a really active google group!

  • Welcome! I hope you like it, it's a great place to start and stay. You have come at an excellent time; the six corners area has been slowly turning around and filling in more vacant spots, you'll never know what new store or business will open up next. If you have any questions or concerns, this is a great web site to get support from your community. :)

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Updated 5 days ago

Yellow Station Wagon on Central Park, south of Belmont

To the owner: Your car alarm has been going off for hours, since at least 6pm Monday.

  • Sighryn Roscoe resident

    I think you can file a noise complaint with 311.

6 days ago

Get ready to vote!

Check out this video and see where 45th ward aldermanic candidates Ald. John Arena and John Garrido stand on local issues: http://ow.ly/KKyYm.

6 days ago

Updated 6 days ago

Lost Dog

German Shepard With Microchip and Tags, Male about 45-55 pounds. Please call the number on the tags if found! Thank You!

6 days ago

Pet Sitter/Dog walker

Hey Everyblockers! If anyone is in need of pet sitting or dog walking I am available. I am in the middle of transitioning to a new job and could use the extra money. (Currently employed at a pet store, making the switch to a veterinary clinic, so I have a lot of experience.) I am posting here two of my pages, my Rover profile and my Craigslist ad for pet sitting for further information if anyone is interested. I would love to meet some of the fur babies in my area and potential friends for my own dog who is a friendly, small shepherd mix boy. Contact me if you have any questions!

https://www.rover.com/members/koren-t-lots-of-fun-love-for-fur-babies/?service=home&s

http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/pas/4946718857.html

6 days ago

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Mar 21

Updated 6 days ago

Racoon

There was a racoon on my deck last night. ..how do I stop him coming back

  • Deb Karp Humboldt Park

    Side note. The raccoons by me are HUGE! I'm convinced they live in the McDonalds dumpster around the corner. I mean huge!! 75 pounder. I.am.not.kidding!

  • Mine also...I thought I was seeing 'double'...

6 days ago

Mar 19

Updated 6 days ago

Flasher

Hello neighbors!

I was out walking my dog today at the corner of Lawndale and Barry. A white male with grey hair, a red baseball cap, and blue jeans, about 6', maybe 160/170 lbs passed us, paused, and then turned around. When he turned around he had pulled his penis out. Just hanging out of his jeans. He walked down the ally(parallel to Milwaukee) toward Monticello. Couldn't see where he went after that. I called and reported to police. Just wanted to give the neighborhood a heads up.

  • Update! Saw the guy around the same place he flashed me, Lawndale and Barry. He must live in the neighborhood. I will try to get a picture next time I see him.

Nov 14

Updated 6 days ago

avondale/irving park in home nursery infant openings

hi everyone! we are currently looking to fill 4 infant spots in our in home nursery's new avondale location. we have been in logan square for almost 10 years. les petits amis is a bilingual montessori/reggio emilia inspired infant and toddler care. we have 2 full floors in our avondale location, a park in front (athletic field park) and are 1 block away from the addison blue line. we have a fb group so lmk if you are interested! tuition is 300/week with breakfast, lunch and snack included. ratio 1:4. cloth diapers are ok! much more info, feel free to ask!
thanks
alex

  • les petits amis nursery logan square les petits nursery logan square

    hi there, we have a google site and a closed face book group. you can add me on fb sandra alexcix almaraz so i can give you access to some anecdotal pics and the site has more core info. whats your email? were you interested in the logan square or avondale location? we are expecting to have openings in our logan square location since we are graduating out a couple of tots

  • Hi!
    We are looking for placement for a three month old in August and are interested in more information about your school. Do you still have potential openings available?

    Thanks!
    Megan

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