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Thief

All family, friend and neighbors within 2000 to 2200 block of Erie. A @#$%^ casually jumped over the next door neighbor fence on Fri, 10/17 @1p. Got into our garage, open the garage, stoled my husbands expensive bike, closed the garage door and than walked to the gate to pick up his apple, ate it and rode into the sunset all caught on camera. WTF!!! Please be careful as the tape clearly shows he was looking around. In the 40...

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All family, friend and neighbors within 2000 to 2200 block of Erie. A @#$%^ casually jumped over the next door neighbor fence on Fri, 10/17 @1p. Got into our garage, open the garage, stoled my husbands expensive bike, closed the garage door and than walked to the gate to pick up his apple, ate it and rode into the sunset all caught on camera. WTF!!! Please be careful as the tape clearly shows he was looking around. In the 40 years living in this neighborhood, I am bitter to know that our neighborhood is now more of a reason for @#$% to steal. Not hating on the new residents but this is BS. Of all days not to have the dogs out...I beat myself up.

  • Bob H Family in the neighborhood since ~1905

    Sorry you had to learn the hard way to always lock a bike, even inside. Some years ago, a thief broke out one of the wooden panels in my old overhead door, and got into the garage. No rocket scientist, him, so instead of opening the door and going to...

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    Sorry you had to learn the hard way to always lock a bike, even inside. Some years ago, a thief broke out one of the wooden panels in my old overhead door, and got into the garage. No rocket scientist, him, so instead of opening the door and going to town on the contents of my garage - which included several expensive bikes - he instead stole only the long, narrow things he could pass out through the same opening he broke in through (a weed-whacker, a leaf blower, etc.). But I got the message and within a few days I had rigged a steel bar inside and locked our bikes to it! I'd also suggest steel bars over the windows, on the inside if you prefer the aesthetics.

  • Thanks Bob H! Big lesson learned. While the lesson for the day is "don't leave w/o locking everything" especially to the 11year old, yesterday, shopping cart "MO" [very video camera] decided to start lifting garage doors up and apparently ours rised up a little, could not get in so he managed to steal the guard liner. OMG! So new garage next week! Have a great weekend Bob H.

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Commander Staples, 12th District, gives update on Wood Street Station and crime

Commander Melissa Staples, 12th District, 1412 S. Blue Island, who took command of the new 12th District reigns in December 2012 talks about both the old 13th District Police Station, 937 N. Wood St., and crime stats.

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Commander Melissa Staples, 12th District, 1412 S. Blue Island, who took command of the new 12th District reigns in December 2012 talks about both the old 13th District Police Station, 937 N. Wood St., and crime stats.

"Sometimes officers need to be able to access our computer system because their mobile units are not working. Soon, they will be able to access the system, run queries and make reports at the Chicago Police Academy, 1300 W. Jackson Blvd., and the Sheriff's space, 937 N. Wood St."

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Join in Smith Park Neighborhood Alliance's Happy Halloween Program

To promote a safe Halloween for our trick or treaters and residents, Smith Park Neighborhood Alliance (SPNA) is again sponsoring a candy donation program for Smith Park’s Halloween Trick or Treat festivities on Friday, October 31.

When you make a donation of candy you’ll receive a decorative poster for your front door advising trick or treaters to visit Smith Park for their treats. You may drop off your candy donation at the Smith Park field house by October 26th and pick up your poster.

Thank you in advance for your participation!

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FREE: Halloween Skating Party at Smith Park this Friday

Looking for something to do with the kids this Friday evening? Smith Park, located at 2526 West Grand Ave. will be hosting a FREE Spooky Skating Party. Bring your roller skates, roller blades or scooter and enjoy the party. The gym will be turned into a roller rink, with a disco ball, black lights and a fog machine. Don't forget your costumes.

For additional information, please contact Maria at 312-742-7534.

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Oct 16

Updated 3 days ago

Cat Found

Tortie Point Balinese found near Chicago and Elizabeth in alley. See photo. Is this your cat?

  • An update on the Balinese cat; the owner was located through her microchip!

    Thanks so much to everyone who posted very helpful suggestions and words of encouragement.

  • Jeanne K. 5 year neighbor

    Thank you for taking care of the cat and for posting the happy resolution! :)
    Best to you, John!

Sep 15

Updated 3 days ago

Dent Fixing Scam

Hello, this happened to me in Lincoln Park today, but I can't imagine it's exclusive to that area. A guy pulled up as I was getting out of my car offering to fix the dent on the side of my car. Said he worked for Dent Busters and had his tools with him. He offered to do it for $100 and said several times not to pay him until he was done. I let him give it a go. He...

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Hello, this happened to me in Lincoln Park today, but I can't imagine it's exclusive to that area. A guy pulled up as I was getting out of my car offering to fix the dent on the side of my car. Said he worked for Dent Busters and had his tools with him. He offered to do it for $100 and said several times not to pay him until he was done. I let him give it a go. He had a suction cup with a handle and after halfheartedly attempting to pull out the dent, got a scoop of white goo from a big tub of what he called "heat nap" from his trunk, put on gloves and smeared it all over the dent. Said that in several hours, the goop would cause the dent to pop out. While he was doing this, I called an auto body shop, and found out no such thing exists. While I was on the phone, a woman got out of his car and started yelling at me for not paying. By then, the dent fixer was back in the car, yelling to the woman, "She's calling an auto body shop!" The woman got in the car and they drove off. I was right near the White Glove car wash on Shakespeare, so pulled in there and was somewhat amused to find that the "heat nap" was shaving cream. Said his name was Angel, driving a silver late-model Chevy, maybe a Malibu. Had another man with him he called Jake. I called the police and the dispatcher was rather incredulous about the scam, so I'm guessing maybe it's the latest and greatest attempt to weasel people out of their money. Thankfully, I didn't end up losing $100, and will be taking the car to Advanced Auto Body, where I've had work done before. It will cost a lot more, but at least I won't have shaving cream on my car.

  • And, it just happened to me again on Paulina and Cortez. Different guy, same story -- he can fix my dent while I watch for a good price. Driving a gold SUV several years old. I guess my dent is more noticable than I've been telling myself. Be careful!

  • gloriaartist 51 year EGP Resident

    The "Dent Busters" Scammers will go to EXTREME lengths to wear you down-in order to "take care" of the job. Women (they believe this unfortunately) "seem" to be the most vulnerable but usually the more desperate ones will approach men too.

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Oct 13

Updated 4 days ago

Missing Cat

My cat went missing on Friday night from the 1400 block of West Huron. He is a big brown Tabby with white paws. He answers to the name of Bob.

He normally just wandered the alley between Huron and Superior. Let me know if anyone has seen him!

Thanks!

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Late Night Fire on W. Chestnut?

I saw a house on fire and smoking majorly last night around 12am-1am. Tons of firetrucks, noise and commotion.

The firefighters used saws to open the roof. I can't find it anywhere on the news.

Anyone know what happened?

I hope everyone is ok.

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Awful noise from ADM on Ogden?

Ive lived in the West Town neighborhood for 5 years now and just moved a few blocks from my apartment on Grand Ave.

I noticed at my new place a awful, squealing noise coming from outside that happens every morning from about 6am to around noon. It lasts for about a minute, stops for a bit then goes back again.

It's amazingly annoying and have to believe others hear it and can't stand it either.

Does anyone know what I'm taking about? Anybody know of any past complaints?

  • Isn't there a Planned Manufacturing District (PMD) just west of there? Unfortunately, I think you moved next to various factories/plants that will probably make those kinds of noises. That said, I'd still bring it up to your alderman.

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Oct 16

Updated 5 days ago

Nanny Share

Looking for a family who can share a babysitter for days a week with us. Our son is in 1/2 day preschool at FXW and needs a friend to hang with while we work. Our schedule is flexible and ever changing.

  • Agreed...Tbone is off topic and missed the point.

  • Hi Shannon! Email me we also live on grand and have a full time nanny for our 2.5 year old who has been with us since our daughter was 3 months. Let me know if you want to talk. Jodi.curl@gmail.com

5 days ago

The 26 ward needs a new alderman

If you agree.... please take a closer look at Juanita Irizarry. I think she will do a better job of looking out for the entire ward

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  • Permit issued for new construction

    NEW 3 STORY TWO DWELLING UNIT MASONRY BUILDING WITH BASEMENT. NEW REAR DECK AND 3RD FLOOR BALCONY. NEW MASONRY GARAGE WITH ROOF TOP DECK AS PER PLANS.

    926 N. Honore St. Issued October 15, 2014 Comment

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