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Scrap metal recycling - How's it work?

Has anyone ever brought old junk to the recycling places on Kingsbury?

How does it work? Which are the best places and is it possible to avoid those long lines of scrapper trucks?

We only have about two boxes worth, random stuff that's been sitting in our basement from various home projects, and we would like to get money for it, if possible.

Will we be waiting in line a long time and then only get 50-cents for our efforts?

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Free boxes and packing paper

All good and clean. First come first serve.

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Free boxes and packing paper

First come first serve. All in good shape and clean.

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Looking for garage to rent near Wood and Augusta.

Hi neighbors, I am looking for a garage space to rent I have a midsized SUV, looking for a spot near Wood and Augusta. Can pay in cash if needed. Anyone know of any availability?

Thanks,
Jaimie

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Moving boxes and packing

I have some moving boxes and packing if anyone is in need of them. I'd love to see them repurposed!

  • No problem. I recieve private messages through EB sending an email to my personal email account used to log into the site. Unsure if others get them a different way, but check there first.

  • Thank you. I found how to turn on this feature but your email did not come to my inbox. Do you mind trying once more?

2 days ago

FOUND: Keys

Hi, I came across a set of 3 keys on the corner of Leavitt and Division. It looks like they may have been out in the elements for awhile. In any case, if they are yours, drop me a message.

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Moving? Free Boxes and Packing Paper

I've just unpacked and have 8-12 boxes of various sizes and very much professional packing paper all clean and in good shape. Instead of landfilling all this valuable stuff, I'd love to donate this to someone who could use it all.

Contact me to come pick it up after 6PM or on the weekend some time!

Paul

  • Kelly B Beaucastel's Mom

    Hi Paul, would love to take these off your hands. My email is kad3773@yahoo.com. Thanks much, Kelly

  • I have someone to pick up everything. Thanks for the interest.

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Monday, July 21 Filming Locations for Ray Donovan, AHS, Nashville, Chicago Fire, The Walking Dead, White Collar, Newsroom, & more!

Chicago Fire is filming at 1928 N Leavitt St in Chicago. (Thanks t0 @logiebearswife)

This article has 2 other Chicago locations (Show)

Chicago PD is filming at 4701 S Union Ave (6:00 PM – 11:00 PM)  and 525 W 44th St (10:00 AM- 6:00 PM) in Chicago.

Chicago PD is filming at 4701 S Union Ave (6:00 PM – 11:00 PM)  and 525 W 44th St (10:00 AM- 6:00 PM) in Chicago.

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Police activity on Rockwell and Bloomingdale

My neighbor just mentioned there were about 15 police cars and a fire truck on Rockwell and Bloomindale last night (Sunday). Anyone know what happened?

  • Curious about this report. Hopefully someone has some intel! I can't seem to find anything reflecting this in a news search (at least yet).

4 days ago

St. Hedwig Church Restoration photo

Took a shot from a good angle showing scaffolding on the restoration of St. Hedwig's west bell tower. That's a lot of scaffolding and it has survived some pretty high winds this season. The new roof looks nice. That scaffolding will all be gone by the end of summer.
http://i.imgur.com/o2ahV3u.jpg

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Jul 18

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Looking for sports to play

Are there any pick-up games that happen regularly? I would like to play sports as opposed to straight jogging as a way to stay active. Soccer, flag football, ultimate frisbee, softball... I guess basketball if that's all I can find, but don't say I didn't warn you (meaning I'm bad).

Alternatively, a more structured league would be okay as well, depending on the price. I know there is the sports complex off Western by the Target.

Thanks!

  • Michael Bucktown Resident

    You can very often find pick-up basketball at Wicker Park. Less frequently, a pick up soccer game at the same park...

  • Check out playerpong.com for teams who need subs - many rec leagues

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    Most parks have weekend softball leagues

Jul 16

Updated 6 days ago

New to Bucktown? Watch This Video!

Learn about the many facets of Bucktown-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqBM_fFhyHg

  • Oh well, the Bucktown boundary lines are blurred... goes for other 'hoods in the city too. The point of the video is: Bucktown rocks! Nice work, Steve. I'm sharing this with friends.

  • thedom Chicagoan

    Nice work Steve...good quality, would love to have seen more about the history and maybe some random people on the street.

    To nitpickers: Really? Neighborhood boundaries down to the side of the street? Please get a life.

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Theft on Dickens and Damen

Just a heads up - My catalytic converter was stolen on 7/17 while parked in front of 2034 Dickens.

  • I had the same stolen at 2400 W. Cortland. Mechanic in the area told me he alone has had 3 cars come in this past week with stolen catalytic converters.

Jun 19

Updated 6 days ago

flurry of stolen catalytic converter!

Hiya, Last night my catalytic converter was hacked from the underbelly of our Honda CRV while on the street at Dickens and Leavitt. This morning at Dickens and Hoyne I spotted another victim with the same make and model year car...same metal shavings on the street and same void under the car. Just an FYI to anyone driving 2005ish CRV ! I've read this is common in Chi.

  • @RedVetteJen nice link to cat clamp...thanks. Also today went up the the muffler shop on Western and MacLean...they were finishing up a car that had the same theft, same night up on N. Campbell. That makes three that I know of in one night...Two on Dickens one on Campbell...others? Park it in your garage if you've got one!

  • Mel. B. Hopeless Romantic with a flair for Sci-Fi

    I just had my converter stolen from Damen and Dickens on the 17th. What did everyone pay to get theirs replaced? I'm curious to see if I over paid

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Friday evening oddness

All right, something odd just happened. A kid in his early 20s opened our front gate, took a picture of the front door, then ran away so fast I didn't even see where he went to. The dogs barked at him before he left and I slammed the door. Anyone else have this experience? Any meaning to glean from it?

  • Something about the house number? Can only speculate without info on what your door looks like.

Jul 19

  • Story Time

    Bucktown-Wicker Park Library (1701 N. Milwaukee Avenue) August 2, 2014 @ 10 a.m.

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Catalytic converter stolen

Just a heads up to you all-- the catalytic converter was stolen from my car parked on the 2400 block of west Cortland. Seems to be happening a lot in this area as of late.

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