4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Drones in Ukrainian Village

I saw one tonight. Red and green lights, makes a buzzing sound. Anyone else?

Jun 25

Updated Jun 29

Bike stolen!!!!!

My bike was stolen off my balcony last night, at the corner of charleston and leavitt.
It's a blue schwinn with a few stickers on it, black banana handlebars with breaks on top. If you see it please let me know! I'll look for pictures of it and post it on here.
Thanks for any insight!

  • **drop bars.

  • I live on the 2100 block of N. Oakley, and my neighbor a few doors down had his bike stolen off his second floor balcony, too! It was on a Sunday (Memorial Day weekend) in the middle of the day, and his downstairs neighbor caught a glimpse of the guy...

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    I live on the 2100 block of N. Oakley, and my neighbor a few doors down had his bike stolen off his second floor balcony, too! It was on a Sunday (Memorial Day weekend) in the middle of the day, and his downstairs neighbor caught a glimpse of the guy riding away. He left a crappy bike in its place, I guess. They've seen him walking around the alleys (casing the neighborhood?) during the day, and my neighbor was trying to tail him to alert a cop. Not sure if it's the same guy, but I'll let you know if we hear anything else! So sorry about your bike––mine was stolen back in the fall, and it's such a bummer. :(

Jun 19

Updated Jun 20

Holstein Park Fenced Off

Does anyone know when the main park area will be reopened? We're losing summer weekend time.

  • Tay Maria Bucktown resident; in the business of sci-fi

    They said new sod was being laid down, hence the moving of all the Movies in the Park to Churchill. I think it's going to take a bit of time. Sorry!

  • The new grass they placed a month ago is already shin-high. How much longer than this does sod need to take?

    I glad they did this, it was needed, but next time they shouldn't dump 10-15 truckloads of nasty dirty snow in the park.

  • the grass field will be closed all summer while the sod takes root, the length of the blades of grass has nothing to do with the fact that it is still very fragile underneath. we neighbors have been asking for this for over 10 years and now that the new sod is in we want to protect the asset and make sure its around for a long time

Jun 17

Updated Jun 18

Found dog

Found dog in buck town Basset hound
Call 3129274604 and show some pictures of him to prove he's yours!

Jun 18

Found debit card in atm at chase

Found debit card at chase by whole foods. If it's yours I'll get it back to you, "B".

May 29

Updated Jun 15

Illegal Handicap Parking Spot

There's a reserved handicap spot on our block, but the people with the handicap sticker who needed the spot sold the building and moved out of the country several months ago. The other tenants who live there are illegally using the former owners window hanging to park in the spot. The signs need to be removed. Does anyone know where to report this? I looked on the city services / 311 site and don't see anything related to this issue. Thanks for any help!

  • I reached out to 2nd Ward Alderman's office and am awaiting response. I also just noticed on EB that a permit was issued for the same building (1448 W Blackhawk I believe) to renovate a wood porch.

  • REALMCCOY West Town/Humboldt Pk Homeowner

    I just dealt with this exact same circumstance for over a year with Alderman do nothing over on Division St. It was one of the most frustrating things I've ever experienced and basically turned me off from anything that has to do with this guy.

    Bottom line is since the...

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    I just dealt with this exact same circumstance for over a year with Alderman do nothing over on Division St. It was one of the most frustrating things I've ever experienced and basically turned me off from anything that has to do with this guy.

    Bottom line is since the person who owns the permit isn't requesting it be removed, its a third party in this case (You) the Alderman has to get approval from the city council which in and unto itself is a task b/c he doesn't care about his constituencies needs only his. Therefore it will likely be put on the back burner until there is less important topics on hand at which point if it is approved then the Dept of Finance is notified and they send a crew out to remove it. I worked closely with the Dept of Finance who I had hound the Alderemans office which may have helped our cause, however like I said it took over a year. Looks like you might be in a different Ward so it may be a different experience for you. I hope so!

Jun 11

Updated Jun 15

Front of Le Bouchon collapsed

This morning just before noon the front of Restaurant Le Bouchon on Damen suddenly collapsed. Happily no one was walking there at the moment. This afternoon the owner and cooks were cleaning the street.

Jun 04

St. Stans carnival starts today at 430!

Rides, homemade American, polish and Latino food. Beer garden. Local Chicago djs. Kids wrist band specials. Thursday thru Sunday.

May 22

Updated May 23

Permanent street sweeping signs gone in Noble Square

I noticed that this week, on Tuesday and Wednesday, that there were paper signs up announcing street sweeping dates in place of the permanent signs that were up before with set dates. The signs were put up on Monday, which means only a days notice to move cars before they are ticketed or towed. This seems like a way to make more money for the city by catching people off guard and ticketing.

  • Why is street sweeping tied the ward? The wards are so gerrymandered that the drivers probably spend half of their time driving between streets and not sweeping.

  • Sighryn Roscoe resident

    I think a lot of those permanent signs will be coming down. Think about it: the city has to clean those streets once a month like the sign says.

    I think my area gets street cleaning maybe 3 times for the season. Would be nice to have it done once a month.

May 20

Updated May 23

New building by 606 at Leavitt & Milwuakee?

Does anyone know what the low-rise building between the Blue Line and Milwaukee Avenue just west of Leavitt is going to be? Is this part of the 606 park? It's a long single story structure they've been putting up for a few months.

  • Buster

    At that Aldi property meeting last night, there were a fair amount of people who live on the block behind it complaining about shadows and lack of parking. With all those single family homes and lofts and townhomes with garages right there, anyone know who these people are that don't have private parking? They all mentioned they own homes right here...or townhomes (that have giant parking garages or single family home garages). Do they want private parking and all the street parking they could want?

  • Buster

    Healthcare building had the wood removed from the facade, to reveal it's concrete exterior. I kind of like a tough concrete and steel building...but that AC unit on the roof does definitely stand out. In a way, at one story, it does let the trail/bridge stand out at least.

May 17

Updated May 18

Skateboarders

Every year when the weather gets nice, skateboarders gather behind the Jewel on Milwaukee and Paulina and make a huge commotion. It is a quarter to ten and six of them are out as if they were at a skateboard park with little disregard for the residents who live across the street. I have been told to call 911 and the police don't show and on the rare occasions they do, they always come back. I have called Jewel in numerous occasions and nothing. Any suggestions?

  • NQT

    Have you thought about talking to them and asking them nicely? You might be surprised.

  • Mike R Mike on Blackhawk

    Abeto, try talking (not yell at them to keep it down) to them as they are mostly nice kids. I live on the corner and they are respectful for the most part and are typically done skating around 10. If you call Jewel again can you mention for them to maybe clean up our side of the median of their trash every once in awhile. Some properties are better than others about cleaning it up.

  • I was very nice to the gentleman that I had a conversation with last year. I have never yelled at them. He told me that they prefer Jewel because of the loading ramps and stuff they leave out like the pallets, which are prime real estate for skateboarders, I guess....

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    I was very nice to the gentleman that I had a conversation with last year. I have never yelled at them. He told me that they prefer Jewel because of the loading ramps and stuff they leave out like the pallets, which are prime real estate for skateboarders, I guess.

    Regarding the garbage, it unfortunately is not the Jewel garbage all the time. I have been out there cleaning up our area and saw a driver throw his can out of his car window. Drivers view the area as a nice garbage dump. Over the years I have picked up empty Taco Bell bags, beer bottles, whiskey bottles, clothing, needles, you name it. Those aren't from the Jewel.

    Thanks,

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