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smashed windows

hello neighbors and neighborhood businesses. i work at green grocer chicago at the corner of grand and noble. over the past couple months we have had a break-in and two incidents of seemingly random vandalism. in all three cases, we have had our front windows smashed in. all of them have occurred around 4am-5am. having been in the neighborhood for over 6 years, it is very disheartening and frustrating. we have video cameras in the store and we have been...

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hello neighbors and neighborhood businesses. i work at green grocer chicago at the corner of grand and noble. over the past couple months we have had a break-in and two incidents of seemingly random vandalism. in all three cases, we have had our front windows smashed in. all of them have occurred around 4am-5am. having been in the neighborhood for over 6 years, it is very disheartening and frustrating. we have video cameras in the store and we have been working with the police precinct but there isn't much they can do. we are just wondering if other people have had the same problem and also let the neighborhood know to be vigilant and safe. replacing glass gets expensive for a small businesses like us, but more important, it is scary and troubling knowing there are people on our block in the early morning hours looking to cause damage and perhaps hurt people.

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Block party Sunday 8/31.

For a good cause!

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After Hours on Chicago Ave.

The end of SUMMER is soon approaching and that means the final installment of the After Hours on Chicago Ave! (for now*)
Join us August 29th, 6-9PM as over 20
shops and community businesses will open their doors, offer exclusive promotions, sales and complimentary refreshments!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1493491744230620/

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Drones Flying In Your Neighborhood

My sleep was disturbed at 2:30 am this morning by a drone hovering above our apartment building. I have seen it hovering over my building and adjacent ones in broad daylight several times, sometimes for several hours. This is the first time I have seen and heard it at night. Has anyone noticed this happening near their homes? If so, is there anything that I can do about it?

  • Big Al WP Big Al, Your Neighborhood Pal

    T in Chi-You're probably right that it is gas powered. That must have been the "fuel exhaust" I was seeing coming from it. I didn't even know gas powered "toys" existed as I thought they were all battery powered. I don't know anything about that drone you're talking about.

  • Big Al - I've never flown one of the gas powered helicopter models, but I've seen videos and it totally make sense that the exhaust would look like something be sprayed down from it. (Plus it would be really cool to set up a RC helicopter to spray water on...

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    Big Al - I've never flown one of the gas powered helicopter models, but I've seen videos and it totally make sense that the exhaust would look like something be sprayed down from it. (Plus it would be really cool to set up a RC helicopter to spray water on small fires - it's pretty common to make scale WWII planes that do things like drop fake bombs or make machine gun sounds when you hit a button on the remote control - a fire fighting RC chopper would be pretty awesome, particularly for firefighters!) Thanks!

    I've never been able to find a city ordinance that flat out bans flying radio control planes, helicopters, etc (some cities/towns do have them, though). A big part of why I'd like to help defuse this situation with our neighbor who is buzzing the neighborhood is that I'd like to avoid some alderman with nothing better to do passing some sort of ban of "drones", and which would probably ban all other radio control flying gizmos. (I'm thinking of some of Burt Natarus' more zany proposals...)

    It's cool that firefighters can use some of their down time to fly a RC heli, I can do some test runs in the alley, and even that our neighbor can do *a little* flying around (but not when its really bugging people, and particularly at 2:30am). It would be nice if we could avoid heavy handed new ordinances or unnecessary police involvement (though, repeatedly waking people up in the middle of the night is a pretty appropriate thing to call the police about, if it keeps happening.)

38 hours ago

Literary charades game night to benefit West Town library

“West Town Literary Charades Madness” runs from 6 to 9pm at Roots Homemade Pizza, 1924 W. Chicago Ave. The final four teams, with the fastest completion times, compete for the crown of 2014 West Town Champions.

On the ground floor of the historic Goldblatt's building at 1625 W. Chicago Ave., the library opened Sept. 11, 2010 and is an integral part of East Village and...

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Moreno Challengers Get Earful as They Seek Spot on Ballot in 1st Ward

Meanwhile, in Wicker Park, Shaw heard from one frustrated resident in the 1900 block of West Potomac Street, who declined to gave his name but blamed Moreno for not being able to get a plan for a Trader Joe's on Division Street approved.

Shaw became involved in local politics two years ago when she protested the closure of the police station at 937 N. Wood St.

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Angel Alvarez, who lives in the 2400 block of West Haddon Street in East Humboldt Park, said Moreno pays more attention to residents who have moved in recently and donated to his campaign.

Hamilton, the 34-year-old Ukrainian Village resident who works as a lawyer specializing in personal injury, also heard gripes from Gladys Lopez, who was concerned about overgrown weeds in a neighbor's lawn in the 2400 block of West Thomas Street.

And Lucy Firov, owner of Amish Healthy Foods, said she was frustrated that her building at 1025 N. Western Ave. has not gotten permission to add parking spaces, although Moreno said he would be hesitant to reduce residential parking in the neighborhood.

...from a campaign kickoff last month at Chop Shop's 1st Ward event location at 2033 W. North Ave., Moreno enjoys endorsements from several Cook County politicians and such groups as the Chicagoland Chamber...

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Forbidden Root Pairs Beer with Chicken, Waffles at West Town Pop-Up Dinner

Forbidden Root, which has so far brewed limited editions of its herb-based beer wherever it finds the space, has faced a number of roadblocks in opening its brewery and taproom at 1746 W. Chicago Ave., including a liquor ban in the area, zoning laws and opposition from a neighborhood organization.

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Scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, the "Eat, Drink and Celebrate Local" pop-up dinner at Ugly Mug Cafe, 1458 W. Chicago Ave., costs $40 per person. The chicken-focused dinner will highlight three beers from Forbidden Root as well as one beer from Illuminated Brew Works.

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WATER: Non-metered account v metered for 2-flat

Hi neighbors, Just curious if anyone had any success with installing meter save in their 2-flat. My water bills have gone from $300 -$600 per 6 month use, and when I called to inquire, I was told it's because of an unmetered account.

I joked that I should start selling the water to other people to cover the crazy increase, and bizarrely enough the rep told me I should. Oh, Chicago.

Just wanted to inquire from fellow neighbors before I sign up.

  • Our bill was $200+ every six month and had it changed to meter so now $30+ bi-monthly. We also got a rain barrel from the city to water the plants.

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    We got a meter 3 years ago. Our last full 6 month unmetered bill was $400. Since then our highest two month bill has been under $50. So, even if every bill now were our highest (they aren't), and the unmetered amount hadn't gone up (it would have), we'd be paying over 60% less. In reality, we are paying about 80% less than if we had not switched.

    Seems like a no brainer, too me.

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The Anti-Cruelty Society needs your vote!

The Anti-Cruelty Society is the only shelter in Illinois competing in the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Shelter Challenge. We can win the $25K Community Engagement award with your help. You can vote daily through August 31. Voting is easy:
1. Login to your Facebook account
2. Visit www.votetosavelives.org
3. Find The Anti-Cruelty Society (hint-we're the only shelter in Illinois) and click GO.
4. Be sure to click Vote for this Shelter on the next page.
That's it. Your vote could help us win $25,000 to help the animals!
THANK YOU!

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Jeep Wrangler

Does anyone know of a place where you can lift your jeep and add some tires and rims?

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Website tracks Chicago building demolitions, teardowns

A "changing image sign" is coming to 2000 W. Chicago, above Red Apple.

Meeting starts 6:42pm, adjourns 7:45pm at West Town Bakery & Diner, 1916 W. Chicago Ave. Attending: McKnight, Alcazar, Garypie, Anselmo, M. Van Dam, M. Isaacson, A. Hauser (dnaInfo reporter).

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Top Mexican restaurants in Ukrainian Village

1. Dona Naty’s Tacos | 1815 W. Chicago Ave.

2. El Taco Veloz | 1745 W. Chicago Ave.

3. Takito Kitchen | 2013 W. Division St. | @takitokitchen

4. La Pasadita | 1140 N. Ashland Ave.

5. De Pasada | 1108 N. Ashland Ave.

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Celebrate National Sandwich Month the Sweet Way

Black Dog Gelato (859 N. Damen Ave.)

West Town Bakery & Diner (1916 W. Chicago Ave.)

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Unite Urban Grill (1450 W. Chicago Ave.)

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sola (3868 N. Lincoln Ave.)

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