4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

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.

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

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.

  • 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?

  • 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?

  • 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,

Apr 21

Updated Apr 26

1812 milwaukee

That old bordered up building looks rejuvenated with the new sets of doors and the boards off. Any news on if someone bought it?

  • Soo

    gerigirl,

    These comments are so comical, all the new cinderblock condos and current development is being done by immigrant Polish workers for American developers who have NO investment in the community beyond a quick flip. They are all happy to tear down grand historic property for quick bucks - Just...

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    gerigirl,

    These comments are so comical, all the new cinderblock condos and current development is being done by immigrant Polish workers for American developers who have NO investment in the community beyond a quick flip. They are all happy to tear down grand historic property for quick bucks - Just look at Milwaukee Avenue it has been raped of so much of the original architectural and culture integrity. Aldermen Moreno and others would happily strip mall all of Milwaukee Avenue for the right price. It is having an interesting economic consequence on the desirability to use our community for the film industry as well as adverse affect on tourism and long term developement.

  • Hey Geri Girl I understand exactly what you were trying to say. I agree, the architecture that was brought over by the Europeans was amazing. They built with passion and love for their communities.

Apr 24

Updated Apr 25

AMK

When does amk open in bucktown ?

  • What is amk?

  • I haven't seen any news on a date yet. DNA info reported back in January that it was planning to open in April, so I'm hoping it's soon! It sure looks close to opening.

  • tom in bucktown on and off Chicagoan for 10 years

    Amk is a new restaurant and bar on armitage east of damen.

Apr 13

Updated Apr 21

Moving Boxes

Does anyone have any moving boxes they are getting rid of?

Apr 13

Updated Apr 17

Wicker park park

Does anyone know were there 20 cop cars at wicker park's park around 10:30? I was walking outta work when i ran into that mess!

  • Bger East Village neighbor

    I think the police response shows just how much they feel they are under attack every day by the bad guys. And the response is meant to reassure all cops, and to show us, that harming a cop will have serious and immediate consequences. Not saying I agree but just my take on the response. I agree that it was overkill and that we need to rethink who is hired, how cops are trained and what needs to be enforced and what level of force is justified.

  • When Police show enforce it is only for one of their own. They are saying passive aggressively that we matter and you don't. That is all.

Apr 12

Updated Apr 13

Colonial dressed girl on Ashland and division?

Has anyone else seen this young girl standing in the alley behind villa? I always see her at random times of day and no one ever knows what I'm talking about ?

  • Jen

    darn, that's so much more boring

  • Nikki Still a 312er!

    Buster, say it ain't so. I was about to call Ghost Hunters. :)

Apr 04

Pit Bull @ Shakespeare and Richmond

Anyone know the owner of a short/stout black ad white pit in the area of Shakespeare and Richmond, particularly the alley south of the corner. I need to speak with the owner. thanks.

Sep 28

Updated Apr 03

Odd activity at 2429 W Cortland?

I've noticed a lot of comings and goings at this address and money exchanged as people leave. There is also a girl sitting on the front porch--it may be different girls or the same one--at almost all hours. It feels sketchy, but I can't put my finger on it. Brothel? Drug den? Nothing to worry about? Any ideas are appreciated.

  • Please call Joe Morenos office and file a 311 on line complaint. There are a number of people from the block doing so.

  • Ap

    Kelly, I will file the online complaint. Do you know if we have a "text tree" for our block?

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