Jan 20

Updated 2 hours ago

Logan Pets out of business

I just received this email today about Logan Pets going out of business. I am so upset and disappointed. The owners are wonderful people and this was a rare location where my 13 year old dog loved to be groomed.

  • Fuarain CTA rider, walker, animal person

    oh cool! Dr. Stricker is great - she used to work at Banfield! I hope they continue the retail side, so I can get fancy dog food without going all the way to Pet Supplies Plus.

  • Fuarain, I know salon dog on fullerton also carries the fancy food. They have many varieties, I stop in and get my Taste of the wild there.

13 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Gunshots at Diversey and Troy

Early this morning, around 5:00 AM, I awoke to the fire of gunshots (2 or 3) outside my window. I peeked out and saw three young men (one significantly taller than the other two) wearing dark stocking caps and sweatpants and sweatshirts (no coats) running east on the north side of Diversey Avenue and turning north onto Troy street (It was dark so I couldn't make out any facial features). The tall one and one of the shorter ones scrambled...

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Early this morning, around 5:00 AM, I awoke to the fire of gunshots (2 or 3) outside my window. I peeked out and saw three young men (one significantly taller than the other two) wearing dark stocking caps and sweatpants and sweatshirts (no coats) running east on the north side of Diversey Avenue and turning north onto Troy street (It was dark so I couldn't make out any facial features). The tall one and one of the shorter ones scrambled down Troy, while the third man came back to the corner, picked up items from the ground, peeked back around the corner and looked both ways down the street, and then ran back down Troy to join his companions. Unfortunately my window doesn't look far enough down the street to be able to tell where they had come from, or where the gunfire might have originated/been directed to. I did notify the police. Just wanted to give everybody a head's up!

  • I'm at mclean and western and too heard several pops of gun fire - 3-4 pops then several more a matter of seconds later followed by two more about 30 seconds later. Around 5 or a little after.

  • I'm at Diversey & Troy and also heard this. Thanks for the clarification of what went on--we thought it might have been related to a loud and nasty domestic dispute on the sidewalk that was happening around the same time.

  • Thanks, Jamie. That's a very disturbing situation at what is otherwise a relatively peaceful area.

4 hours ago

32 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Moreno's News Letter

I am receiving my 1st Ward Alderman (Moreno)'s newsletter for the first time.
The 1st one I received had THREE HUGE PICTURES of the Alderman (the 2nd only 2 and now with the third-back to THREE).
Take a look at Scott Waguespack-32nd Ward's newsletter and you will see what an informative newsletter actually looks like!!! and..what?..no pictures of him anywhere!
And Alderman, if you are reading this...when you responded to my post about your van being parked in a bus spot and 1/2 block of FoodSmart entrance..your response 'literally' threw your employee 'under the bus'. Disrespecting someone who works for you with that response? Shameful...and you represent the people in your ward????Really??

  • We can agree on the point of wishing Waguespack represented us. As for who my alderman is, think poor driving record and great lawyers.

  • I did write a letter to the CEO of Anheuser Bush and Assoc.Beer Distributors of IL...as well as cc. Mothers Against Drunk Driving in both IL and MO, hoping that maybe MADD would take it on as well.
    BUT along with everything else...HE IS A HUGGER so watch out!!!

14 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Recommendations for small chain link fence

The walkway on the north side of my house isn't fenced. I never cared until I got a dog, but now with spring only 5 months off (sarcasm) I would like to be able to let my dog out in the back yard without worrying about him running through the area and escaping. Can anyone recommend someone honest and efficient to install that small portion of chain-link fence to block off the 3 ft or so?

2 days ago

Updated 6 hours ago

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  • Fuarain CTA rider, walker, animal person

    the ad section is called "Craigslist"

  • As a landlord who works and lives in the community, I use everyblock for a variety of things and although I am not in need of these services, think the post is fine. Yes this is an ad to one extent but it is also offering a free service so...

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    As a landlord who works and lives in the community, I use everyblock for a variety of things and although I am not in need of these services, think the post is fine. Yes this is an ad to one extent but it is also offering a free service so is there really any harm in the post??? I don't think so and would like to thank Jason (who I don't know...for all of you out there that will jump to that conclusion) for his post and the services he provides to property owners in need of it!

9 hours ago

Belmont Gardens

Sadly there is not much going on in this neighborhood. Is there a possibility that our neighbors are unaware of EB? The only news that I am reading is crime. Is that all that is happening? No one is interested in the elections? No interest in community happenings? I have lived here for 28 years and it had always been this way. I'm wondering why!

40 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Great daycare

Hello everyone, I would like to know if you would be able to spread the word around that this great daycare just opened called The Nurture Nook and we are looking for families who are instrested in having their child in daycare..we range from ages 6 weeks to three years old. We are looking to fill up our older classroom ages 15 months to 3 years old. So if you know anybody who is instrested... They can come over for a tour.. The address is 2151 W Armitage. Thanks

  • We will spread the word. We were concerned at the lack of selection of daycare providers in the neighborhood when we were looking last year. We'll spread the word.

  • I'm sorry... Let me rephrase. We were surprised there weren't more day care providers in our part of the neighborhood when we were looking.

9 hours ago

Kilbourn Park baseball

2015 Player Registration is now open.

Walk in registration will be every Saturday 10am-2pm until February 28, 2015
Returning players from the 2014 season will get a $25 discount($5 if signing up for Tball) only if they register by January 31 and they must pay in full by February 28.
The Prices include full uniform(baseball cap, jersey, belt, pants & socks), except tball(only jersey and cap)
http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=kilbournbaseball

Jan 12

Updated 10 hours ago

Anyone catch the 1st Ward Debate last week?

I'm new to the First Ward...and found out about the debate too late...checking the candidates' web pages, i don't feel like I know much about who they are and why they are running.... (Moreno, the incumbent who has had a couple people knock on my door; Rhonda Locke, who once worked for Moreno now running against him; Anne Shaw, who has a couple police endorsements; and Andrew Hamilton, a red-headed lawyer with a facebook page.) Did anyone attend/watch the debate? Or have an opinion as to which is the best candidate (or if any have a chance against an incumbent?)

2 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

What the *!!##?? is happening?

Anyone hear about a woman raped by SAcramento and Schubert ? i just heard she was hit on the head with a gun and assaulted at 1pm???

  • always call 911 when you see a group loitering anywhere near your home, you just don't know. Let the police drive by.

  • Bger East Village neighbor

    As someone who has just been remapped out of the 1st ward I find it interesting and amusing that Moreno's name comes up as a do nothing alderman even when the thread has nothing to do with the first Ward. My opinion as well. We were hoping to get into Waguespeak's Ward from the remap. Unfortunately that did not happen.

2 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Sidewalk Repair

When asked if I "needed anything" by one of Ald. Mell's campaign workers a couple of weeks ago, I showed him the crumbling sidewalk on George between Kedzie and Troy. He said he'd get right on it. I called Mell's office today and was told by Gina they have no record of a request from anyone. She said they'll need to contact the owner of the apt. building facing the sidewalk to pay 50% of the cost of repair, per...

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When asked if I "needed anything" by one of Ald. Mell's campaign workers a couple of weeks ago, I showed him the crumbling sidewalk on George between Kedzie and Troy. He said he'd get right on it. I called Mell's office today and was told by Gina they have no record of a request from anyone. She said they'll need to contact the owner of the apt. building facing the sidewalk to pay 50% of the cost of repair, per some 50/50 city program. I hadn't heard of that program until today. It's strange to require a property owner to pay above and beyond property taxes, etc. to repair city property. I know the owner, and there's no way he'll be able to afford to pay that, nor should he have to. Notwithstanding the principle of maintaining city property, a PI/negligence lawsuit may cost the city @ $25k to settle vs. repairing the sidewalk at < $5k. That makes no sense. What are my neighbors' thoughts?

  • it's been this way for a long time 50/50 to repair sidewalks that actually belong to the city.

  • Artist girl Artist and Muscian

    The wording to the city of Chicago link about the 50/50 Sidewalk program is so funny. They say "The Share Cost Sidewalk Program is an extremely popular program." I wouldn't say that having to share the cost of fixing city property is "extremely popular". I would say that it's a...

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    The wording to the city of Chicago link about the 50/50 Sidewalk program is so funny. They say "The Share Cost Sidewalk Program is an extremely popular program." I wouldn't say that having to share the cost of fixing city property is "extremely popular". I would say that it's a penalty to make a property owner who can't afford it to pay half to pay half what the cities full responsibility should be, and then make the owner half liable for it as well. I think what would be popular is if the city would rightly pay for the entire thing, being that it is city property and that land owners already pay taxes for things like that already. Chicago, with it's under the table deals, rip off parking meeter agreement, school closings, etc, should try to take a little less advantage of it's tax paying citizens. Now, THAT would be popular!

30 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

New bar/restaurant from Owen & Engine owners. Maybe.

Was walking on Milwaukee this morning and saw workers demoing the storefront just south of The Owl at 2515 N. Milwaukee. There was a large sign on the door that said the permit belonged to Bixi Brewery.

That was the beginning of my internet sleuthing (slow work day). I couldn't find any permits for that location online, but found info on Bixi Brewing, LLC - http://www.zacksprivate.com/offering/96806 The owners seem to be Bo & Arden Fowler, who after some more research turned out to be the owners of Owen & Engine. So, I am concluding that Owen & Engine v2 is coming to the main Logan Square thoroughfare.

Anyone else have any details?

  • I went to an art show in the building the brewpub was in once. Man did it stink.
    Hopefully it's not too much work to get it back into shape after years of disrepair.

    All I know about the Milshire is that it got purchased by Mark Fishman (developer) and...

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    I went to an art show in the building the brewpub was in once. Man did it stink.
    Hopefully it's not too much work to get it back into shape after years of disrepair.

    All I know about the Milshire is that it got purchased by Mark Fishman (developer) and will likely be rehabbed. He bought it right before new restrictions came into place trying to keep people from changing single-room occupancy hotels like the Milshire into something fancier/more expensive. But haven't heard any updates lately. Looks like a permit for rehab was denied in October/November. I would imagine he's working on moving that rehab forward.

  • Thanks. Yeah, I wasn't sure if he made the cut off. So he is going to be able to move forward on the rehab? I'm really looking forward to seeing the bottom storefront knocked out and windows go back in. I'm assuming a restaurant will go in there to be...

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    Thanks. Yeah, I wasn't sure if he made the cut off. So he is going to be able to move forward on the rehab? I'm really looking forward to seeing the bottom storefront knocked out and windows go back in. I'm assuming a restaurant will go in there to be part of the hotel.

    As for the 2515 building, we went in there too during MAAF and it just felt an old warehouse. I figured it would go pretty soon. It was an auto dealership like the megamall buildings I believe. I'm betting it won't open sooner than late summer.

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2 days ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Alderman Defends Choice of Ex-Offender to Lead Political Group

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/02/us/alderman-defends-choice-of-ex-offender-to-lead-political-group.html

When Alderman Joe Moreno feuded recently with the Democratic committeeman in his First Ward constituency, he decided to form what he called an “independent Democratic political organization.”
To lead the reform-themed group, called 1st Ward First, Mr. Moreno tapped someone from a category of Chicagoans who he says need support: ex-offenders.

That someone, Juan Elias, pleaded guilty to the state charge of mutilation of election materials in 1997, after a failed run for Democratic committeeman of the 26th Ward. In 1986, he was convicted on a drug charge after the police caught him with more than three pounds of marijuana.

  • Penelope C Activist of all kinds.

    Anne Shaw posted a notice on her personal page this morning indicating that a supporter had been threatened by Joe Muntaner (who is working for Moreno). Muntaner pointed at the individual wearing an Anne Shaw sticker and said (in front of others), at last night's debate: "there will be repercussions...

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    Anne Shaw posted a notice on her personal page this morning indicating that a supporter had been threatened by Joe Muntaner (who is working for Moreno). Muntaner pointed at the individual wearing an Anne Shaw sticker and said (in front of others), at last night's debate: "there will be repercussions for that." Another individual claims the same thing happened to them at the debate that was held in Wicker Park a few weeks ago. Shaw has also been personally threatened by Johnny Elias as has Ronda Locke who filed a formal complaint with the Board of Elections. Apparently desperate times call for desperate measures in the Moreno camp. Joe Must Go.

  • Joe Lake Facebook, Twitter, Klout, EveryBlock, Yahoo Groups

    There may will be 'repercussions.'

19 hours ago

2 businesses robbed on Northwest Side

The two incidents both occurred in the 3300 block of North Milwaukee Avenue in the Irving Park community area on Thursday around 9:07 p.m. and Sunday around 9:14 p.m., according to a statement from the Chicago Police Department’s Office of News Affairs.

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2 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Seeking Logan Square / Avondale Writer For Article (Will Compensate)

Hello, we are looking to launch a free newspaper focused on cultural, political and economic life in Logan Square & Avondale. If our first edition does well, we would like to do this on a monthly basis. We are looking for someone to write a brief article on the growth of freelance work in general, and in Logan Square / Avondale in particular. Even though our start-up costs are high and revenue is Zero, we would like to offer compensation....

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Hello, we are looking to launch a free newspaper focused on cultural, political and economic life in Logan Square & Avondale. If our first edition does well, we would like to do this on a monthly basis. We are looking for someone to write a brief article on the growth of freelance work in general, and in Logan Square / Avondale in particular. Even though our start-up costs are high and revenue is Zero, we would like to offer compensation. Let us know what you think a fair price for a brief article is and hopefully we can have a meeting of the minds. And as an inspiring writer, you would get your name out there and fatten up your resume. If you are interested or have any questions, feel free to e-mail (jraider@raiderrealtychicago.com) us anytime. If you could include a sample of your writing and a resume, that would be great. Thank you in advance for your time and assistance.

  • Jason Raider Owner & Managing Broker of Raider Realty

    I meant to say, we are without a doubt willing to PAY a writer in dollars for their work.

  • Fuarain CTA rider, walker, animal person

    There already is a Logan Square/Avondale newsletter in print, FYI.

2 days ago

Updated 24 hours ago

Evening/Date Night Babysitter Available!

Hi Everyone, I've posted before but just wanted to say I would still love to help you out with your kids! I'm an experienced babysitter that is Red Cross Babysitting certified. I've babysat for over 8 years and have watched infants as well as kids 2-15. I love kids and would love to help if anyone needs any babysitting. Thanks!

6 days ago

Updated 28 hours ago

Silver Malibu

Some guys in a silver Malibu just tried getting buzzed into our unit. They kept buzzing every unit in the building, we live on Fullerton, has this happened to anyone else? I just checked with other tenants and it was no one they knew or were expecting.

  • Any packages that sit in your lobby?

  • I can't speak for the car, but this was happening at and around my building (Belden, near Kedzie) back in the summer. They would buzz all the apartments until someone buzzed them in and then break into any apartment they could. Apparently it happened at some other nearby buildings as...

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    I can't speak for the car, but this was happening at and around my building (Belden, near Kedzie) back in the summer. They would buzz all the apartments until someone buzzed them in and then break into any apartment they could. Apparently it happened at some other nearby buildings as well and the landlord sent out a notice to everyone.

    I'd recommend posting something on your apartment door for your neighbors to see. Don't buzz anyone in unless you know exactly who they are. Seems obvious, but I guess some people need a reminder.

3 days ago

Updated 28 hours ago

Opthalmologist Recommendations

New Chicago resident looking for Opthalmologist recommendations. Who do you love? 👓Thanks in advance.

2 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

Internet Service Providers Logan Square

What service provider do you recommend in Logan Square? I know some are not available at my specific address like RCN. All I want is a basic internet connection. Preferrably less than 50 dollars a month. Thanks!

  • HawksSuperFan Moved in from the Burbs - happy to be in UV!

    I have Comcast.. signed the deal with the devil I fear, but so far, it has been good here in UKV - but I'm a gamer. I think if you are looking for cheap, AT&T will be lower priced, but unless you can get real cable./ fiber, I think that DSL is too slow.

  • I've had them all, in different neighborhoods. For what it's worth, RCN was by far the best, most reliable, most responsive and most affordable of all options. They just don't service as wide an area as Comcast. I also had UVerse at a previous address and have a number of...

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    I've had them all, in different neighborhoods. For what it's worth, RCN was by far the best, most reliable, most responsive and most affordable of all options. They just don't service as wide an area as Comcast. I also had UVerse at a previous address and have a number of good friends who work for the company. Notoriously hegemonic past aside, I found the service refreshing and reliable and relatively trouble free for several years. Only downside now is they don't offer competitively high speed internet in many areas - mine included. They are rolling out faster speeds in some markets, but building out the infrastructure is taking time.

    So, as others here have neatly broken it down, the only real choice for high speed internet for those of us in technologically underserved areas is Comcast. Even if it begs the question, what's better - reliably mediocre speeds or painfully unreliable high speeds? Comcast is also cheaper for the speed they deliver - when they actually deliver it. I am now working with credits for poor service that exceed a month's bill. But honestly, I would pay someone like RCN more to come in and actually do what Comcast continues to prove it can't.

29 hours ago

2600 N. Richmond - home burglarized while people home

My friend's house on the 2600 block of N. Richmond was broken into this week during the evening hours. The kids were upstairs asleep, while the babysitter watched TV on the first floor. They climbed up a back balcony and broke into through the 2nd floor into the master bedroom. The babysitter heard something, went upstairs and they ran out the way they came in. The same night their neighbors garage was broken into. Anyone else in this area hear of a crimes happening that aren't being reported? There has also been some strong arm robberies in the area (linked below). WTH!?!?!

Call the police if ANYTHING or ANYONE looks suspicious!

http://abc7chicago.com/news/police-warn-of-strong-arm-robberies-in-logan-square/491725/

2 days ago

Updated 31 hours ago

Comcast Internet out?

I think ours is out, but wanted to check if others are having issues. We are near Belmont and kimball. Thanks!!

  • Carter O'Brien Will eat any pizza that doesn't eat me first

    Hey neighbor! If it makes you feel better AT&T is no different.

  • Seth Logan Square resident for 15+ years

    You can always text the word "out" to Comcast at phone number 266-278 to see if there is an outage in your area.

    Hope this helps in the future.

33 hours ago

Cat roaming in area

There's a cat , mostly white with calico markings roaming around the 3101 N. Francisco Building.

2 days ago

Updated 36 hours ago

Keys found!

Keys found outside an apartment building near the intersection of Wrightwood and Spaulding. There are roughly a dozen keys connected by a D ring keychain. If you think these are your keys, please comment back!

  • I believe these may be my keys!

  • David Lightman Part time head turner, full time jaw dropper

    do they have a Xsport tag, Walgreens tag, jewel, pet smart, and saber tooth looking bottle opener? if so they are probably mine.

  • Sorry David, those aren't the keys I have! Good luck find yours though.

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Updated 47 hours ago

TWIN TOWERS property owner still John Burns / MaxMil LLC

Zoning Change / Planned Development Ordinance Application 2014-18166 filed with City discloses @ page 11 that 2293 North Milwaukee LLC (Robert Buono + partners) is not property owner, but "developer". MaxMil LLC (John Burns + partner Newgard Development) is owner entity? Burns controlled original GGNA Zoning Committee created with former 1st Ward Alderman Manny Flores before community took it back from real estate interests. Alderman Moreno- please clarify:

MaxMil, LLC
155 North Wacker Drive
Suite 1690
Chicago, IL 60606
512.223.0000...

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Zoning Change / Planned Development Ordinance Application 2014-18166 filed with City discloses @ page 11 that 2293 North Milwaukee LLC (Robert Buono + partners) is not property owner, but "developer". MaxMil LLC (John Burns + partner Newgard Development) is owner entity? Burns controlled original GGNA Zoning Committee created with former 1st Ward Alderman Manny Flores before community took it back from real estate interests. Alderman Moreno- please clarify:

MaxMil, LLC
155 North Wacker Drive
Suite 1690
Chicago, IL 60606
512.223.0000

May 28, 2014
Patricia Scudiero
Zoning Administrator
City of Chicago
City Hall - Room 905
121 N. LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60602

Re: 2255-93 N. Milwaukee Ave. / 2208-26 N. Washtenaw Ave. / 2715-35 W. Belden St.

Dear Zoning Administrator Scudiero:

MaxMil, LLC, an Illinois limited liability company, is the owner ("Owner") of the above referenced property (the "Property"). Owner has authorized 2293 North Milwaukee LLC, an Illinois limited liability company ("Applicant") to file a Planned Development Application for development of the Property and to take any necessary actions in connections with said application.

Sincerely,
John R. Burns
Member
CC: Rolando Acosta
John Stocker

2 days ago

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3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

THE PAC ATTACK

I have heard aldermanic candidates bashed in this forum for accepting PAC monies. Here's the truth, candidates scrape together money to run their campaign, especially when they are not an incumbent. Many times, PACs will go to the website, click the link and donate. Boom-a Pac has supported a candidate. Is this wag the dog behavior? Does this mean that that candidate is tethered to the PAC and will do their bidding if elected? Of course not! Anyone can donate...

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I have heard aldermanic candidates bashed in this forum for accepting PAC monies. Here's the truth, candidates scrape together money to run their campaign, especially when they are not an incumbent. Many times, PACs will go to the website, click the link and donate. Boom-a Pac has supported a candidate. Is this wag the dog behavior? Does this mean that that candidate is tethered to the PAC and will do their bidding if elected? Of course not! Anyone can donate to a fund. Let's look at the alternative-a new candidate has received a PAC contribution. This PAC is controversial. Should they spend time, energy and resources processing refunds of much needing funding to run the campaign?,... or just hope that common sense will prevail when people are perusing through the campaign contributors. UMMMM-common sense maybe? And seriously if this is the only negative thing you hear about a candidate it's probably because there is nothing else bad to say about them.

When a liquor establishment contributes to a fund does it mean the candidates an alcoholic? This is tantamount to assuming that a candidate who takes money from Walgreens is seeking prescription drugs illegally. Crazy right?!

I encourage you skeptics to go to the state board of elections candidate contributions. Look at who is accepting money from whom, and then imagine you are a conspiracy theorist and want to write bad things about the candidate based on contributors. Voila! You have lots of ammo. You could fabricate stories like crazy because, chances are, there are contributors that are not perfect,... or that have enemies, ...or that do not conform to certain ideals Don't let these forums and this bashing dictate your vote. Educate yourself and make your own decisions!! ...and if you read this-thanks for the few minutes of your time have a great day!

  • Emily, wow, I wish what you say could be so, but the sad state of reality in IL is that the incumbents protect their status completely and absolutely. The whole system is designed to keep them in power and create very high barriers for challengers.

    This is where there are no differences between Democrats or Republicans - they all want to keep themselves in office and have a never-ending list why we should ever have Campaign Limits.

  • You can take the high road or the low road where PAC donations are concerned ... problem is many incumbents have lost their way just following the Mayor's road, some of them for decades.

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3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Gas or Sewer smell?

There has been construction going on around Kimball and Palmer for the past week and a half. Today we noticed a strong sent of what could be gas in our apartment. The upstairs neighbors have the smell as well. It seems to be coming from the drain in the basement. Our landlord received a message from Peoples stating that other people around the area have had similar complaints and that the smell is not gas but a combination of paint thinner and ammonia in the sewers. The fire department also came out and checked out the situation and said the same thing. Has anyone else had any issues with this smell?

  • Yes...dry water traps..pour water down it..worked for me...on;y I used buckets...

  • i had this same problem a few days ago and a few buckets of water with some concentrated odor eliminator worked for me. another trick i learned from a friend is to put boric acid around the drains to stave off oriental roaches (waterbugs).

2 days ago

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Jan 20

Updated 2 days ago

Need Recommendations

Hi there...I need a couple of recommendations: a plumber and an auto mechanic. I have a leak in my bathroom, so not a big job, but local is best. I am also looking for a mechanic to let me know how much longer I can keep my 14-year old beast running or if it is time to let her go because keeping her running would be too expensive. Any suggestions?

2 days ago

Food Pantry Seeks 1-2 Strong Volunteer

The food pantry is in need of one or two strong volunteers who can help us clean up and close up the food pantry. Hours would be every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the latest. Please send a response to volunteer@irvingparkfoodpantry if you are interested. Thank you!

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Looking for a cat sitter

Need a cat sitter to come a few times this weekend. I know there's Rover and Dog Vacay but I am too lazy to look through all of that! Would like someone experienced as she has a special diet and an Elizabethan collar on right now for her allergies ( so would have to have some experience putting that on a cat ) Otherwise she'll just purr and meow and ask for pets. Let me know how often you can come and your rates. We frequently go out of town so this could definitely be a long term thing! Our intersection is North and Albany. Thanks!

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