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Seeking a garage for rent

I'm need a garage for my 1972 VW Bug. No work, just storage.
Prefer Mayfair or Irving Park area. Contact Pete

  • How about North Mayfair, near Palmer?

  • Marisa N Mayfair frustrated liberal

    I just saw a sign for garage for rent in the alley behind 4600 Grace. I was at a garage sale.

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    ADD A BATHROOM IN EXISTING BASEMENT OF 2 D.U. BUILDING AS PER PLAN.(conditional permit subject to field inspections, certified corrections)

    5110 N. Tripp Ave. Issued September 18, 2014 Comment

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Updated 15 hours ago

Anybody else get a call from a phoney roofer?

This afternoon I got a call from "Roger", who claimed to be from Total Construction Services, offering me a free roofing estimate and asking if I would be home tomorrow from 11 to 7pm. I almost said no, but then I caught myself and made it clear that there would be people at home. The guy knew my first name, the street where I lived, and my home phone, which really disturbed me. I called back the number on my...

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This afternoon I got a call from "Roger", who claimed to be from Total Construction Services, offering me a free roofing estimate and asking if I would be home tomorrow from 11 to 7pm. I almost said no, but then I caught myself and made it clear that there would be people at home. The guy knew my first name, the street where I lived, and my home phone, which really disturbed me. I called back the number on my caller ID and it was not in service. I also googled the company and found that there isn't one in Chicago, so I reported the call at the 17th precinct station and asked them to patrol my area (4800 block of Tripp). Really hope this doesn't mean my house is being cased for a break-in. Anyone else have an experience like this? Any advice?

  • I would have told him that he's about a week late because you just got a new roof last week even if you didn't. I would have also told him that my two pit bulls are always home to welcome strangers even if you don't have any dogs.

  • Portage Porker 23 Year Portage Park Resident

    Grandma used to say... You'll have to ask my husband, but he's downstairs cleaning his guns right now and I'm afraid to go down there when he's doing that"!

  • or play dumb on the phone.

    tell them to hold on, be abrupt and talk fast

    who is this again?

    roger

    there is no roger here, you got the wrong number

    click

24 hours ago

Community Alert Attempted Child Abduction

Community Alert
Alert #630-14-057
September 18, 2014

Attempt Child Abduction
17th District ( Albany Park)

About This Crime

On September 18, 2014 at approximately 3:10 pm, an 11 year old male was walking northbound on the 4400 block of N. Keeler Ave when he observed a male sitting inside a parked 4-door black Lincoln Town Car. The offender pulled out of the parking spot and stopped next to the boy. The offender then asked the boy "Where do you live?"...

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Community Alert
Alert #630-14-057
September 18, 2014

Attempt Child Abduction
17th District ( Albany Park)

About This Crime

On September 18, 2014 at approximately 3:10 pm, an 11 year old male was walking northbound on the 4400 block of N. Keeler Ave when he observed a male sitting inside a parked 4-door black Lincoln Town Car. The offender pulled out of the parking spot and stopped next to the boy. The offender then asked the boy "Where do you live?" The boy did not answer and kept walking. The offender then stated "Get in the car!" The boy then ran northbound on Keeler Ave. The offender drove off in his vehicle southbound on Keeler.

About the Offender

Male Hispanic, 30-40 years old, bald, mustache
Offender's vehicle is described as a black 4-door Lincoln Town Car

What You Can Do

• Call 911 to report any suspicious persons or activity
• Walk in pairs
• Don't talk to strangers or approach strange vehicles

* Be aware of your surroundings travel in well lit and populated areas

If you have any information about this incident,
Please call the Area North Bureau of Detectives at (312) 744-8200
Anonymous Tips can be submitted to TIPSOFT.COM
Reference - RD# HX-433523

Chicago Police Department
Office of News Affairs
(312) 745-6110
Fax (312) 745-6999

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    NEW REAR OPEN WOOD DECK, NEW SECOND FLOOR ADDITION AND INTERIOR RENOVATION OF EXISTING ONE STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOUSE WITH BASEMENT AS PER PLANS **CERTIFIED CORRECTIONS- - SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS & AUDIT **

    4845 N. Tripp Ave. Issued September 17, 2014 Comment

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sicko in the 'hood

Monday (9/15) morning bloody mess on lawn - pigeon wings torn off, tossed on grass at 4444 W Lawrence. Happened between 9-ish and noon, so probably not kids.

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Kids Driving Recklessly in North Mayfair

On Sunday afternoon a group of four or five kids, who couldn't have been older than 13-15 y/o, were driving a beat up, older gold Saturn recklessly on Carmen Ave. near Mayfair Park, looping around the neighborhood. They were blowing through stop signs, taking corners at very high speeds narrowly missing parked cars, nearly losing control of the car, stopping in the middle of the street to switch drivers, etc.

This is not the first time my wife and I...

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On Sunday afternoon a group of four or five kids, who couldn't have been older than 13-15 y/o, were driving a beat up, older gold Saturn recklessly on Carmen Ave. near Mayfair Park, looping around the neighborhood. They were blowing through stop signs, taking corners at very high speeds narrowly missing parked cars, nearly losing control of the car, stopping in the middle of the street to switch drivers, etc.

This is not the first time my wife and I have see have seen kids driving this same car erratically around the neighborhood. Has anyone else seen kids driving this car? Does anyone know who owns this car? They are going to harm themselves or someone else if they are allowed continued, unsupervised access to this car. I understand that kids will be kids, but nearly crashing into a park full of kids is across the line. They are obviously underage and too irresponsible to be driving a car.

  • Eric Chrobak Runner, drummer, Real Estate Agent

    Crazy people around here.

  • Please come to the next CAPS meeting for beat 1712. It is on Wed. 9/24 at 7:30 over at the Salvation Army on Pulaski.

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Need cleaning done today - any recommendations?

I hired a service who canceled both yesterday and now today and I'm in a bind. Anyone want to make some cash?

  • AR

    Thanks BDuggan! I have a Rottweiler so I'm fine with dogs!
    As mentioned above, I am a home organizer and do light cleaning along with organizing. I do this on my own and have clients in Edgebrook. If you need a hand, I would love to help!
    I love doing...

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    Thanks BDuggan! I have a Rottweiler so I'm fine with dogs!
    As mentioned above, I am a home organizer and do light cleaning along with organizing. I do this on my own and have clients in Edgebrook. If you need a hand, I would love to help!
    I love doing kids rooms - organizing their closets, drawers, books, crafts, etc. Once everything has a place and is neat they are more willing to keep it that way!
    I also find that most clients don't know about the excess of items they have (say, Tupperware!) and once everything is sorted out people realize they have too many of those items and are able to purge. (Happens a lot in basements but men still won't get rid of their 100 screwdrivers! )
    It really helps to have a fresh set of eyes look at your home and perhaps come up with ideas to better utilize space.
    My rate is only $25 per hour for people in Edgebrook. If you want to meet, that would be nice. I love helping people with their homes because it really makes a big difference in their overall lives. You can almost see tension melt away when things are organized.
    Thanks!

  • Thanks AR, I'd like to use you, but I cannot afford you at all. I'm not in Edgebrook, but one of my kids goes to Wildwood. Thanks!

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A look at Mrs. Murphy and Sons Irish Bistro

Isn't 4205 W. Lawrence near the intersection of Keeler Ave.? That's where I grew up--used to be Joe Mall's dime ...

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

Where is it? 3905 N. Lincoln Ave. in North Center.

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Updated Sep 06

Spare Tire Stolen 4800 N Kostner

My spare tire was stolen from underneath my SUV. The tire was securely chained and locked, I assume the thief had a good pair of bolt cutters. I have no idea when it was stolen. I walked out of my home, got in my vehicle, started to drive away and found I had a flat tire, which had a nail in it.
I called my road service, when asked, I told them I have a good spare. I wasn't aware...

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My spare tire was stolen from underneath my SUV. The tire was securely chained and locked, I assume the thief had a good pair of bolt cutters. I have no idea when it was stolen. I walked out of my home, got in my vehicle, started to drive away and found I had a flat tire, which had a nail in it.
I called my road service, when asked, I told them I have a good spare. I wasn't aware I didn't have one until the service person arrived and looked it. They were able to put air in the flat so I could get to a repair shop and have the tire fixed.

I didn't file a Police report, only due to lack of information to give them. Since I don't drive my vehicle much, I only assume this happened in front of my house, however it could of happened anywhere and anytime since my last oil change in June. If I hear this wasn't an isolated case in the neighborhood, I'll file a Police report.

If you don't repair your own vehicle how often do you check your spare tire yourself? I always had mine checked when my tires are rotated, oil changes or other service.

Although it's going to eliminate much needed room, my replacement will be kept inside my vehicle cargo area.

I understand this is a recent way for people to sell scrap metal by using our wheels. It sure would be nice if scrap yards were regulated, but I guess they'll take anything without a serial number.

  • Loulu Me

    ALWAYS file a report. It's okay if you don't have a lot of information. Give the police the information you have and know that often victims don't have all the information, especially with this type of crime that is not discovered immediately.

  • Good point. I'll take your advice.

  • My husband had the spare tire stolen from his Rav4 last year in front of our house over night. Next morning he noticed it right away only because they left the lid of the tire case hanging open.

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  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REMOVE\REPLACE 1 WINDOW, 4 DOORS, CABINETS, COUNTERTOPS,REPLACE PLUMBING FIXTURES,REPAIR WATER LINE. & FLOORING. PATCH\REPAIR DRYWALL AS NEEDED. ELECTRICAL PERMIT # 100552428.

    5101 N. Lowell Ave. Issued September 2, 2014 Comment

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