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Best way for finding decent renters in Humboldt Pk

I have tried Craigslist and the Reader, and as soon as anyone looks at the address they get spooked and cancel the showing or don't show up.
I am new to the neighborhood in a 3 flat (close to Hamlin and Division) and was wondering if there are neighborhood newspapers or announcements anyone knows of that I could post an ad, or if anyone has any other resources to find a decent tenant in Humboldt Pk/West Humboldt Pk area. Was thinking of visiting churches next. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!

  • There was just a thread with pad mapper, livelovely.com(Lovely Pro), postlets.com, Radpads, Zillow and Domu.

  • Sybil Madison-Boyd Humboldt Park parent

    There also are a number of schools in the area - Cameron, Casals, Westinghouse, Polaris, etc. You might have luck with teachers who want to live in/near the neighborhood they serve. If you introduce yourself to the principal/front office staff and have a flyer with address + interior photos, they might post it for you in the staff lounge.

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26th Ward priorities

New Life Church, corner of Homan and Division, getting prepped for new sidewalks.

I know, I know. Sometimes a new sidewalk is just a new sidewalk.

There have been so many unmet infrastructure and maintenance needs for so many years in this Ward, it seems odd that this improvement would be given priority over tax-paying resident's longstanding problems.

  • I live on the corner of Division and Homan and seen first hand the moves the alderman and the Pastor Choco has done. 1st the bus stops moved back in front of my house, then the other bus stop moved, now the new sidewalks look on the eastside of homan...

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    I live on the corner of Division and Homan and seen first hand the moves the alderman and the Pastor Choco has done. 1st the bus stops moved back in front of my house, then the other bus stop moved, now the new sidewalks look on the eastside of homan across from the new sidewalks. The damages left from the construction trucks when the Church was being built. We were told all that will be repaired and still nothing. The sidewalk on the church side which was fine and better then other areas in the ward had VIP services. No one had mention the new driveway on the division side being put in by the main entrance. Maldonado don't care about his ward and I can't wait until he is voted out.

  • Then of course, there was the repaving of Division, a thoroughfare that, compared to so many streets in the area certainly didn't need it. Sure, it's nice to drive on new pavement anywhere, but why devote limited funds to pavement that most charitably would be described as wholly unessential? One...

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    Then of course, there was the repaving of Division, a thoroughfare that, compared to so many streets in the area certainly didn't need it. Sure, it's nice to drive on new pavement anywhere, but why devote limited funds to pavement that most charitably would be described as wholly unessential? One little section around the Metra underpass, with a patch on one pothole at Homan & Division, was all that should have qualified. Streets with huge potholes and other major problems persist all over. One example, although it's probably not in the immediately adjacent area—if that's an overwhelming factor—is Logan Blvd. Now there's a major trafficked avenue that could have used a complete overhaul virtually its entire length, not the near-useless little patches poorly installed which will disappear with the next hard winter, and haven't made driving through it any better.

    Overall, why is our tax money going to make a church have nicer city infrastructure when so much of the rest of the area that needs prompt attention is more or less ignored? Is there any effective way to complain, or better yet, change this offensive behavior and waste of governmental funds?

    At the very least, perhaps the time has come to get together and vote out the alderman. And demand full transparency on all related matters.

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Free comics!

I have 80 plus comic books I am trying to give away. All modern age mostly DC. You take one you take 80! At least half are bagged and boarded

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Free Wood for bonfires/firepits

There is a bunch of free wood in the alley behind 830 N. Hamlin.
Most need to be cut as there are some long pieces.
Must have come from an old floor or deck, some pieces are long, but you can cut them for firewood.

  • Are they painted, sealed or stained? If so, burning them is a sure way to infuse toxins and carcinogens into your s'more recipe.

  • abok abok

    I have no idea. I am just offering that if people want it it's there, people can make their own call on that one.

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Health and Wellness Fair Set for Sept. 10

Soccer stars promoting health and wellness are coming your way! Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (PSMEMC) is sponsoring a community health and wellness event from 3 to 6 p.m. on September 10 at the Saint Mary Campus (Division and Oakley), Chicago.

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A Bright Future for Bright Endeavors

Dana Emanuel at Bright Endeavors created a new recycling initiative called Good Glass Chicago. This is a one-of-a-kind program that recycles used and empty glass candle votives, rents them out to local event venues and restaurants, and then once returned they are cleaned out and refilled to be re-rented. What makes this program so special is the fact that the people that work to recycle these votives are young mothers in a difficult situation – by working at Bright Endeavors these women learn transferable skills and complete an 8-week work training program. Once they graduate from this program they have help finding a new job and are then able to provide for themselves and for their children. It’s a program with a mission, and they produce beautiful products.

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Found Dog

Found this brown and Carmel chihuahua roaming the Humbolt Park neighborhood. He's sweet and very scared. He seems to be in good health. Not neutered. About 7 lbs. no tags or collar. Taking him to see if he has a microchip tonight. Posted info on Lost Dog Illinois as well.

  • Thanks for keeping him safe! Let me know if you want recommendations on potential rescue groups if you can't find his owner.

  • Looks like my neighbors dog, if it is just a puppy version of that breed then it is. They usually leave him out in the sun all day and he barks every 5 minutes, periodically like a cuckoo clock. I just moved out Tuesday so I can't check for him...

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    Looks like my neighbors dog, if it is just a puppy version of that breed then it is. They usually leave him out in the sun all day and he barks every 5 minutes, periodically like a cuckoo clock. I just moved out Tuesday so I can't check for him in their yard. Message me if you want the address to go check with them. If it is their dog, I'm sure they don't mind much that he is gone, bc they only bought him to replace a previous similar dog that was lost/died. He shares the yard with two giant pit bulls and probably wanted to leave. My place was east of the park btw

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Aug 25

Updated 4 days ago

Police Activity at North/Washtenaw

Does anyone know what happened last night around shortly after 8PM? There were loads of people and first responders but I haven't seen any crime reports or mentions of the incident in the news.

  • Sarah Marmor dachshundist

    It is quite obviously not safely accessible as is. A man died walking across there on Sunday night. And those of us who live in the vicinity have seen the very substantial foot traffic and the many near misses as people go to and from the only real grocery store...

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    It is quite obviously not safely accessible as is. A man died walking across there on Sunday night. And those of us who live in the vicinity have seen the very substantial foot traffic and the many near misses as people go to and from the only real grocery store in the neighborhood. People are not in fact walking to the lights, so assuming that the lights at California and Washtenaw somehow are sufficient to make this a safe area is belied by the reality which has now become tragic. As for what should be done, I think a stop sign is more problematic than a light because that actually will obstruct traffic more.

  • I am all for painted walkways and islands, that sounds great! That would at least allow drivers to know that there is heavy foot traffic they should be watching for. All i'm saying is that 3 lights in 4 blocks is excessive. Our whole city is full of "dangerous" places...

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    I am all for painted walkways and islands, that sounds great! That would at least allow drivers to know that there is heavy foot traffic they should be watching for. All i'm saying is that 3 lights in 4 blocks is excessive. Our whole city is full of "dangerous" places to cross the street! The solution is not to just throw stop lights everywhere.

    I guess I just don't agree with you guys - that's that. We can agree to disagree, or continue beating a dead horse here.

    Though, I DO agree that a stop sign wouldn't do much good. Most drivers in the inside lines of four-lane streets that wide don't even notice stop signs, unfortunately.

4 days ago

Become a part of Clemente History

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the first school in the US to be named after legendary Baseball Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente, Clemente Community Academy is offering the opportunity to become a part of that history. For a limited time, we will commemorate donations to the Roberto Clemente 40th anniversary fundraiser by adding the names of those who have contributed to the Wall of Fame. This will be a permanent display in the

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Jun 26

Updated 5 days ago

Political pandering from Maldonado?

I received an email newsletter from Maldonado "celebrating marriage equality." I 100% agree with marriage equality for same gender couples. But, the email struck me as shallow and pandering. When my wife and I approached the alderman about our concerns over the mega church Roberto Maldonado told us, "I support the church 100%." Pastor DeJesus has stated publicly multiple times that he is believes LGBTQ individuals are sinners and not on equal footing with heterosexuals. I don't trust or believe a politician who talks out both sides of his mouth.

  • SP: The highest compliment received via EB yet (full disclosure: maybe my first). Thanks! I always read your posts with interest as you seem firmly grounded in reason, which is why I personally engaged you on this as I wanted to hear from you what was going on.

    Keep an open mind and vote for whoever you think is going to run the Ward the best. I am done with the Old Guard for reasonable and solid reasons, and am ready for change, warts and all.

  • Uh, oh humboldtwriter...Our mutual admiration society is now out in the open!

    My mind is still open and I'm still grounded in reason.

Aug 25

Updated 5 days ago

Why do we have to put up with drug sales and loittering?

I have been working with my Alderman Roberto Maldonado and the 14th District Neighborhood relations in trying to get rid of a drug sales issue and he brings people over so their also Loittering. No help. Women are afraid to go out at night and come back home into the complex.

  • Jorniskus Gandhi 14 year resident of Logan square armitage and cali

    Hey pete b i live on mozart to

  • Mia Diaz 1700 block of kedzie from North Ave to Armitage

    Thanks all of you who responded with your comments and Ideas. I deffinetly like the the text tree! I am going to see if my neighbors will start with me. Some are scared because he is a Moreno!.And I like the issue with Voting time! We need new blood!

6 days ago

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Wooden Fence Recommendations

Yesterday's storms resulted in our wood fence getting knocked over. Anyone have any recommendations/contacts I can reach out to for estimates on replacement? The fence was only about 15 - 20 feet. Thanks!

  • Sounds like a covered loss with your insurance which could help fund a new fence, depending upon your deductible.

  • TB in the HP You just gotta keep on livin'. L I V I N

    Thanks humboldtwriter, but you hit the nail on the head. We have a high deductible and with claims submitted over the last few years for a break-in and hail damage, our premiums have increased. Since it is such a small section of fencing we may try to do it ourselves.

  • I used Raymundo Flores for an iron fence and cyclone fence section. I don't know if he does wooden fences but it would be worth a contact:

    rayflores819@att.net

    I couldn't find his number but he's very fast with returning emails.

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New candidate running for alderman in 26th ward

Anyone know anything about the new candidate running for alderman in the 26th ward? I don't know his name, but would like to learn more about him. Hoping someone can add more detail.

  • Hello folks,
    As a member of the Run Juanita Run Campaign I'd like to speak to some of the concerns posted here and offer an opportunity to have more of your concerns addressed.

    First, the concern about which residents our team has reached out to and why: In order to...

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    Hello folks,
    As a member of the Run Juanita Run Campaign I'd like to speak to some of the concerns posted here and offer an opportunity to have more of your concerns addressed.

    First, the concern about which residents our team has reached out to and why: In order to maximize time and impact it's important to reach out to voters with a high rate of turning out to the polls. These are the folks most likely to turn out for the next election(s).That said, we made a strategic decision to reach out to those residents first. Some of them are renters and some homeowners. But rest assured, the decision to knock on some doors and not others is based on previous turn out and nothing else. That doesn't mean that we have hit every door of every consistent voter. We have done a bit of door-knocking and will continue to do so over the next few months. So, you will see our volunteers out again all over the ward. We appreciate and value all residents of the ward equally and are looking forward to meeting with even more of you.

    Also, it is not uncommon for a potential candidate to work with an exploratory committee/campaign before making a formal announcement. The Run Juanita Run Campaign was birthed out of the desire of people who live and work in the 26th Ward to have an alderman with actual policy background who will make informed decisions critical to the people s/he represents. The current alderman's actions have created an opportunity for other candidates to step in to the ring. But please understand that does not mean every candidate announces their bid at the same time.

    That said, if you have additional concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the RJR campaign. We can discuss setting up a meeting with you and your neighbors from your block and around the ward to hear more of your concerns and questions and give you an opportunity to meet Juanita and hear her ideas! If you are interested contact us at: volunteerforjuanita26ward@gmail.com. We will see you soon!

  • Megan60622 Humbolt Park Resident

    Perhaps Adam's experience as streets and san superintendent in the 45th ward will help to clean up all the garbage dumping in the 26th ward. Maldonado doesn't care and we can't bring in new investment when there are rats and flues all over the place. It's also very sad when a viable and thriving business such as the Knockbox on California and Augusta can be forced out with no help from the alderman. Maybe a new one would fight to keep successful businesses in our ward. Maldonado needs to go.

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Aug 25

Updated 6 days ago

Please help, stolen car!

My car was stolen last night from it's parking spot on Washtenaw, in between Haddon and Thomas. It is a 1996 Oldsmobile Cutlsss Ciera, blue with orange and yellow flames on the driver and passenger side doors. If you see it or have any information please contact me and the police!

  • Ashley Broughton logan square

    Im sorry! It sucks all tge crimes that are going on.

  • cbroskoski Just had my car stolen

    Just an update, my car was found on S Kedvale in Cicero. They cut out the catalytic converter, stereo and ripped apart the steering column, but otherwise its fine. Be wary of parking on Washtenaw!

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Roberto Maldonado

Is this guy any good? I have been wondering what he does for HP and I can't figure it out...does anyone know his email address? It's not on his website..which is weird.

  • Alex:

    Using a definition from a dictionary that the rest of the country uses doesn't exempt one from "home rules." For instance, you agreed with others that in an old post, my use of the word "gentrification" was potentially insensitive and racially charged (paraphrasing here).

    I quoted the dictionary, which...

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    Alex:

    Using a definition from a dictionary that the rest of the country uses doesn't exempt one from "home rules." For instance, you agreed with others that in an old post, my use of the word "gentrification" was potentially insensitive and racially charged (paraphrasing here).

    I quoted the dictionary, which defined that it was not racial but one class replacing another, and still my comments got kicked off of EB for being inappropriate and un-neighborly.

    So, the apparent dialect we accept and speak here is NOT included in the dictionary. Wasn't Noah Webster white?

    I think that when someone gets "displaced" it is often someone who has made a lot of bad choices, like not paying rent, or taxes, or other bills, and maybe someone who doesn't want to do manual labor, but doesn't seek the training and education to do something else.

    There are a lot of hard-working people who are educated, good decision makers, etc. who have fallen on hard times due to the economy, losing their homes. I haven't heard ONE of them cry about gentrification or displacement, even though the ones buying their short sale or foreclosed homes are often more recent immigrants.

    I think I agree with you, Alex, that the dictionary should be consulted and does provide good guidance, but there are many delicate ones around that think that everyone is a racist, and that the use of ultra-American pro-immigrant phrases like "melting pot" is some sort of affront to their particular dignity. Weird, no?

    I don't and won't get it, but I just try to disengage from those particular people and hope somebody gives them a dictionary for a holiday present.

  • Robert Terra Works in Chicago Local Politics

    It's unfortunate to see so many vocal members of a constituency dissatisfied with the level and quality of service that is currently being provided. But where ever there is someone dissatisfied with the conditions they face there is also the potential for change. For those of you interested in a potential change of pace candidate, who has experience as a Union member, a Business owner and a city services worker and aims to unite the entirety of the 26th ward take a look at Adam Corona.
    http://www.coronafor26.com/

Aug 25

Almost free desks/chairs/filing cabinets

Moving sale for a business in the 2500 block of North Avenue. Really high quality dark wood desks, reception desk, filing cabinets. Email me or message me if your interested. Must go by Friday. lauriesabath@gmail.com

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Updated Aug 25

Best Mofongo in Humboldt?

Can anyone recommend some great mofongo? I noticed a lot of places don't have it and I would love to support some restaurants that do it right.

Any suggestions?

  • I agree with Bleed Blue. Marcellas, a block or so West of Kimball on Fullerton is clean, reasonably priced, and has an espresso machine and coffee sense, but no Mofongo. The do have 3 or 4 nicely seasoned and fresh cafeteria style dishes, ready to go, including Ropa Vieja, pork...

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    I agree with Bleed Blue. Marcellas, a block or so West of Kimball on Fullerton is clean, reasonably priced, and has an espresso machine and coffee sense, but no Mofongo. The do have 3 or 4 nicely seasoned and fresh cafeteria style dishes, ready to go, including Ropa Vieja, pork and chicken on the bone. Nice owners, good service, cash only.

    I have eaten at Las Palma a few times, and it was OK, but the huge selection and not so many customers made me wonder how long the food had been sitting around. The building has 3 boarded up windows that have been staring at the street for years, which is a clear indication that I won't be eating there at least until that is fixed.

  • Taryn P 15 yr Chicagoan, Homeowner in Logan Square

    Not in Humboldt, but not far - Juanita's on Armitage just west of Centra Park. Best PR food in the city, better than my Abeulito's cooking :).

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