3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Keys found

At Oakley & Armitage.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Open hydrant - need help!

The hydrant on the corner of Campbell and Cortland has been open for six hours. I've called 311 two times to report it. Am I out of options to get the city to respond? Any advice?

  • JeannyB Old Apartment renovator, architect,

    You're wasting your time with 311...if they even bother to answer, the issue will be ignored. Yep, you need to call the Fire Dept. or 911, if you can't turn it off yourself, that's the only way to get results. Same with streetlites...one needs to notify the traffic dept. and follow the links from there...at least you'll get the issues addressed.

  • Or maybe just walk in to the local fire station and ask them to turn it off.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Landscaping Service

Can anyone recommend a reasonably priced landscaping service? Just moved in to a new home and the quotes in getting are outrageous.
Thanks!

  • Rudy's landscaping is affordable and can get the work done fast!

  • Thank you all for your help! The project isn't that big, 2 large planters in the front and some minor hedge trimming there as well. The back has a 12ft bed that will need to be dug up and replanted.

3 days ago

1st Rooftop Patio on Milwaukee, Check it out!

i don't usually post links to my own stories but happy to see this patio finally open! it's a nice quiet spot and raki is really cool, like the Greek's version of sake. my friend and i had a carafe. http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150728/wicker-park/wicker-park-strips-first-rooftop-is-serene-spot-at-taxim

    Wicker Park Strip's First Rooftop is a Serene Spot at Taxim
    WICKER PARK - The chef of an acclaimed Greek restaurant has brought a distilled liquor to patrons called raki, a drink introduction that coincides with the launch of a serene rooftop patio at Taxim. The patio is called "To Hayati," pronounced tow-ha-YA-tee, which means "To the rooftop."
    http://www.dnainfo.com

Jul 17

Updated Jul 19

What Ward?

Sorry for the dumb question, but does anyone happen to know what Ward 1600 W Blackhawk is in? A crew of workers came by today and after having not touched the side of our street with a concrete wall separating our house from the Jewel in six years, decided today was a great day to just mow down everything, scoop up all my mulch and leave me with a pile of ivy and weeds that they didn't pull. they left their mask hanging from my fence and their rake sitting across the street.

Jul 10

Updated Jul 12

City Sticker

Does anyone know the hours of the currency exchange at 1938 W North Ave? Their listed phone number is disconnected. Thanks!

  • I agree with GWR, the one at North and Western us always where I've gone, just try to avoid getting it on the last day before expirarion as when I did, the line was out the door.

  • Thanks everyone!!!

Jul 02

Updated Jul 02

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.

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