2 days ago

Updated 20 hours ago

Box truck dumping trash in Alley

At 9:30 tonight a large box truck pulled up in our alley on the 1900 W Cortland block and dumped 8 old TVs and computer monitors and a couple of tires in front of our garage.

Has this happened to anyone else? Anything we can/should do?


  • Maplewood John Life-long Chicagoan

    One slimy "clean out your basement" contractor working every day (who doesn't want to pay dump fees for the stuff he collects & can't resell) may become a one-man trash crime-wave, until the police catch him fly-dumping a few times.

  • UPDATE - I filed a 311 request online on Tuesday, received a call on Wednesday morning from streets & san saying they had been out to take a look and that they would remove the trash. It was collected this morning. I was impressed with the responsiveness.

    We are still trying to track down a license plate on our neighbor's camera. Streets and san said the truck would be impounded with a $2500 fine.

Apr 17

Updated Apr 18

Marching Band on Wood Street

Did anyone see the marching band walking down the 1800 block of Wood St around 9pm Saturday night? Anyone know who they were?

  • Were there stilt walkers? There used to be a band with stilt walkers that would interrupt traffic on Lawrence in Albany Park around Kimball. They would pass a hat to onlookers.

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