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Possible attack?

Last night/early Tuesday morning, around 3:30-4:00, my roommate and I both woke up to screams. They were definitely made by a women, but it was difficult to make out any words; it definitely didn't sound like they were joking around. We looked out our windows but saw nothing and they stopped shortly after. We live very close to the new Whirly Ball on Webster Ave. Did anyone else hear these or know what happened?

  • Kathleen P Bucktown Lady

    Scary. Hope everything was ok. If you hear anything like this again, please call the police. Even if there isn't something to be worried about, the police should check it out.

Oct 28

Updated 6 hours ago

Elise Doody Jones for 32nd Ward

According to @Aldertrack, Elise Doody Jones is running against Scott Waguespack

https://twitter.com/Aldertrack

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

    Lord, get the 32nd Ward aldermanic candidate the new 32nd Ward map.
    In an email entitled "Democrat Elise Doody-Jones for 32nd Ward," aldermanic candidate." Jones lists her office address as 2020 (#204) N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60647" THE OFFICE IS LOCATED IN THE 1ST WARD.
    FROM DNA ARTICLE OCT. 31, 2014. "... JONES LIVES IN THE 2500 BLOCK OF WEST LYNDALE STREET (1ST WARD)
    IS THE 32N WARD ALDERMANIC CANDIDATE GEOGRAPHICALLY CHALLENGED?

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

    The Power of 121 Votes: The Last Hurrah... [The 2007 32nd Ward Aldermanic Runoff Election]
    http://www.groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/32ndNLA/info

7 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Found Miniature Pinscher

My neighbor found a miniature pinscher female on 1000 block of N Honore St. She has a pink collar. If your dog or know someone...
They are taking it to the Anti Cruelty at 157 W Grand Ave. (W. Grand and Lasalle).

  • UPDATE: Anti Cruelty would not take her. There was someone there from "Bark Of The Town" grooming, and they now have the dog. They are going to take her to a vet to see if she is "chipped."

8 hours ago

Free Redbox DVD Rental Code (Happy Holidays!!)

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and you'll get a promo code for a free 1-day DVD rental.
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2 days ago

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Key Copies

Is there anywhere in the Humboldt Park/Wicker Park area to get keys copied?

  • Gillman's Ace Hardware at 2118 N. Milwaukee Ave. I have had many keys made there. Al is the best. I have never, ever had any problem with a key he's cut. Never.

  • The dollar market at 1949 West Chicago Ave does it too

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Donation stations

Anyone know of places in the wicker park area where I can drop of clothes to donate?

  • Northwestern Settlement house on Augusta and Noble is an excellent place to donate to, every Friday they have a giveaway of clothes, books, household things, all donated. One time I tentatively asked if they accepted used (clean) kid's pyjamas, they emphatically said yes, they need everything. Truly not for profit.

  • Mr Doug Faller Ukrainian Village Resident

    We donate to The ARK on Milwaukee.
    Information from their web site:
    Donate gently used furniture, household items, appliances or clothing to The ARK’s Thrift Shop at 1302 N. Milwaukee Ave., in Chicago. Hours are Mon. thru Thurs., 10-6; Fri., 10-5 (summer) and 10-4 (winter); Sun., 10-5. For furniture and appliance pick-up, call 773.862.5011.

3 days ago

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Don't be afraid to call 911

So many posts lately about seeing suspicious activity. Please call 911 if you see something. The police department WANTS you to call them if you see suspicious activity because we can be the collective eyes on the street. You should also post on this site but the police told us at a CAPS meeting that they don't have the time to track this site. Don't be afraid to call 911. You may prevent more crimes in our neighborhood.

  • Thanks for the reminder. I've noticed 911 works a bit differently in Chicago than other areas. 911 is really the police phone number if you need a car out for any reason.

    A good excuse to have couple officers walk your street is if there are a lot of illegally...

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    Thanks for the reminder. I've noticed 911 works a bit differently in Chicago than other areas. 911 is really the police phone number if you need a car out for any reason.

    A good excuse to have couple officers walk your street is if there are a lot of illegally parked cars. Call on it (prepared with zone number or what's illegal and then meet the officers out there). Everytime i have done this it's because there are >6 vehicles parked illegally within 100 ft of my property. I'm happy to point out when someone is 2' from the curb, license plates expired, no zone permit, missing front license plate. (Yes I've received a ton of my own tickets in the past.)

    The officers always seem friendly when I've done this in the past.

    Also, if you ever see someone checking door handles, call immediately!!!

  • Marcelino Gerena New 31st Ward Resident

    Calling also allocates additional resources (more police) that are based on the number of calls received. Crime reported help police see patterns and help in stopping future crimes.

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Chicago Condo Resource- Find Answers to your Condo Questions

Chicago Condo Resource is having an offer on their Membership.

I find this website very useful for Condo Owners and specially Board Members when sometimes Management Companies do not have the time to consult on questions they might have.

They have:
Video Education & Supplementary Materials -
-Board Responsibilities
-Budgeting
-Collecting Assessments from Condominium Units Made Easy

Self-Management Templates and Guides
-Election Ballot
-Proxy Template
-Rules & Regulations Violation Notice
-Conducting an Association Meeting

"Ask the Expert" Q&As - Access the full content of our knowledge base.
Consultation Requests - Get individualized help from the Experts

Happy Holidays!

http://www.chicagocondoresource.com/

2 days ago

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Electricity just went out :(

Is anyone else having problems?

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Cat sitter needed

We are in need of a cat sitter for 12/25-12/27 at Damen & Armitage. I saw the previous post but she is booked already so if anyone has a recommendation, please let me know.

  • We have used Home Alone Pet Service for 7 years and Erin is the best. Dependable,great care and she checks the house and brings in our mail

  • I used to use Sharon and she is amazing. I used her for 7 years! Until my cats passed away. I trust her and she was amazing with my very mean kitty - Sharon - I think deep down Addy loved you. :)

2 days ago

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5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

New Juice Bar in Bucktown! 24 Karrots

Please go visit the 24 Karrots Juice Bar on Armitage just west of Damen. The place is clean and bright, the people are friendly and welcoming and the menu and juices are delicious. Let's support a family owned business and keep the area from looking so empty. I have lived in the area for many years and we need more places like this around. Moms and dads they make homemade ORGANIC baby food too!! I am so glad they are a couple blocks from my house :-)

  • Joselito I write things and people pay me for it.

    I'll have to check it out. I miss the ridiculously awesome juice bar that was on Armitage nearby a few years ago that was doing well but I guess expanded faster than they could sustain (can't remember its name at the moment).

    It's weird that that stretch of Armitage is somewhat anemic to businesses.

  • "Doc's Juice and Smoothie's" wasn't it?

  • Joselito I write things and people pay me for it.

    That was the one. Started in the current Bento Box space then moved to the cursed southeast corner of Armitage / Leavitt. That place was *really* good – I'm still sad they closed. Hopefully this new place will be a worthy replacement.

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606 bridge

What does everyone think of the new arch on the trail ? It looked nothing like the rendering.

  • Matthew Michael Bucktown Resident

    I didn't believe another post when they claimed it looked pretty similar if you look at it from the angle of the rendering, but it actually does. It also looks nice from the hill at Park 567. It just seems incredibly tall when looking at it from Milwaukee. Either way, it's grown on me. Agree that when the cables are in place and its painted, it will still be a huge improvement for the area. I don't understand the non-temporary supports between arches though, they make it feel clumsy.

  • Using people as a scale to reference ~6' makes the bridge look very tall in the rendering.

Dec 09

Updated 3 days ago

Suspicious guy disguised

Just now I see a guy roaming the streets looking around to see if anyone is watching him. He looked like a parking cop but had a neon vest on that said ComEd on the back with something attached to his waist and seemed to pretend to be writing something as he kept looking around himself. I don't pay that much attention to what uniforms are legit or what so I don't really know but it seems off. He walked down someones gangway and crossed the alley. He stopped and turned around as he was looking behind him. He just seemed suspicious. This was at Thomas and Honore. He was a black man with long thin dreadlocks.

  • TM BVille 8 year resident

    Black guy with dreadlocks in com Ed uniform with company issued equipment on his waist, doing his job = suspicious and warrants a call to the police. I get it.

  • SD123 Friendly Neighbor

    The police department WANTS you to call them if you see suspicious activity because we can be the collective eyes on the street. You should also post on this site but the police told us at a CAPS meeting that they don't have the time to track this site. Don't be afraid to call 911. You may prevent more crimes in our neighborhood.

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Fair Trade Olive Oil & Mediterranean Tapas Tasting

Join us from 4-7 on Tuesday 12/16 at 2031 N. Damen at Chicago Fair Trad's Holiday Pop-Up Shop. Sample olive oils, tapenade, sundried tomato and caper spread, maftoul salad, and complimentary red wine.

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Enormous building being built on Elston

Does anyone know what the enormous building just northwest of damen/fullerton on Elston is going to be?

  • Whirly Ball is on Webster at Lister.

  • The new Whirly Ball complex just opened on Webster between Elston and Damen, just east of the highway. The old one is to be torn down when they divert Elston to break up the tricorner of doom (Fullerton-Damen-Elston)

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