Jan 20

Updated Jan 21

Garage door repair

I'm looking for a garage door repairman that services the Bucktown neighborhood . Any recommendations would be appreciated.

  • I am also looking for garage door repair. I just tried calling Robert's, at the number listed above, but it doesn't work (disconnected). Am I missing something? What number did you dial?

  • Roberts phone number is (773)906-1556

Dec 06

Updated Jan 10

Home cleaning service

Help! I'm looking for a cleaning service/ person who can commit to weekly cleanings of my home in Bucktown. The services I've contacted either can't handle "large" homes (4 bed, 4.5 bath) or won't send someone to meet with me before I hire to pick up keys, go through the house etc. I'm not looking for a deep clean, but I'll need someone who will come in and perform a maintenance cleaning every week. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!

  • Ha, no, mate, I'm not getting a cut. Lyuba is her name and she's a relative and helps me with my properties. She's busy and asked me to help with responses. After all, only suggesting her to a small amount of people of this local community. Few already texted and I set up the times for her.
    Cheers

  • Grace Housekeeper

    I have many years of experience and many long time clients who would gladly provide referrals. I can provide you with a free estimate at your preferred date and time. Please feel free to call me 773-858-0926. Look forward to hearing from you!

Dec 25

Updated Dec 26

Alderman Joe Moreno paid $18,000 by “Centrum Wicker Park” Developer

Alderman Joe Moreno (Ward 1) got about $18,000 in political contributions from Centrum Properties / Partners, developer for huge “Centrum Wicker Park” 250 units in apartment towers, condos & townhomes on 2 acres at 16XX W Division / 12XX N Milwaukee Ave. However, Centrum didn’t contribute PayToPlay $ to Alderman Scott Waguespack (Ward 32) for their “606” mixed-use plan 95 apartments + Aldi’s (1767 N Milwaukee @ Leavitt) in adjacent neighborhood. Waguespack told DNAinfo "In the 1st Ward, they are going, 'I'll give you more height and density if you give more affordable units.' It's just something frankly that I have not pushed.”
http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20151119/wicker-park/massive-wicker-park-development-could-bring-private-school-189-homes
http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150910/wicker-park/downscaled-apartment-proposal-for-wicker-park-aldi-moves-forward

    Massive Wicker Park Development Could Bring Private School, 189 Homes
    WICKER PARK - The massive "Wicker Park Connector" development that would span two vacant acres on the neighborhood's southeast east and include homes, retail and possibly even a private school could be underway by spring. The 189-unit proposal envisions three forms of housing - apartments, condos and townhomes.
    http://www.dnainfo.com
  • Mark Heller Logan Square & Chicago activist

    Most recent Centrum Properties $$$$ paid to Moreno (source: IL Board of Elections)
    Powers, Lawrence
    225 S. Euclid
    Oak Park, IL 60302
    Occupation: Real Estate
    Employer: Centrum Partners, LLC.
    $5,000.00
    12/4/2015
    Individual Contribution
    Friends for Proco Joe Moreno

    Palmer, Graham
    335 Oakland Drive
    Highland Park, IL 60035
    Occupation: Real Estate
    Employer: Centrum Properties
    $5,000.00
    12/4/2015
    Individual Contribution
    Friends for Proco Joe Moreno

    McLinden, John [Managing partner, Centrum Partners]
    225 W. Hubbard Street
    Chicago, IL 60654
    Occupation: Investor
    Employer: Self employed
    $5,000.00
    12/4/2015
    Individual Contribution

  • And those are the donations that were easily tied to Centrum -- wonder how many more there are. And Centrum is just one of many developers.

    I'm all for development, and actually think the Wicker Park project is a positive thing (although a little too suburban in look and feel), but this level of pay-to-play really bothers me.

  • MOST ALDERMAN GET BRIBES BY JACKING LEGAL FEES SINCE 90% ARE LAWYERS --OCONNER HELPED SELL A SCHOOL ANR ASHLAND AND FOSTER FOR ONLY 5 MILLION HIS LEGAL FEES WERE 480% ABOVE THE NORM THEY HATE PEOPLE TO KNOW THIS WAY OF GETTIN BRIBES

Dec 12

Updated Dec 14

Shots fired around Cortland/Honore

About 2 am last night. Chicago Scanner on Twitter posted it too. Freaked out the dog and he leapt into the bed.

  • Wow, thought it was just fireworks or something, but I remember being woken up by the noise. Is there info on what happened?

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