6 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Parked car in driveway?

I have a question about parking a car in my driveway. My inlaws are going south for the next month or so and have left their vehicle in our driveway. It will mostly remained parked there -- we don't plan on using it much if at all. Do I need to purchase a city sticker for it? It has current IL plates but is registered in a suburb.

Jan 10

Updated 7 hours ago

Litterbugs!

I was just coming down Pulaski from Foster and saw someone allow a child to throw a half- drunk(en?) punch bottle. When I pulled up next to them, they took off as if they knew they were wrong. The reason I say that is because even though it is a bit warmer, someone in an SUV (Grey Nissan Mirano, I think) would know if the window was opened. People, this is the problem: if we don't teach our children to...

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I was just coming down Pulaski from Foster and saw someone allow a child to throw a half- drunk(en?) punch bottle. When I pulled up next to them, they took off as if they knew they were wrong. The reason I say that is because even though it is a bit warmer, someone in an SUV (Grey Nissan Mirano, I think) would know if the window was opened. People, this is the problem: if we don't teach our children to do better, how can we expect better from them? Just bothers me because I pick up trash in front of my house and neighbors, shovel snow, etc, and don't feel that anyone realizes they are in a 'neighborhood' any longer. When did this blatant disregard for others start?

  • Try the whitefish weekend special at Kabobi. Ask for it so that they get the message that we want it on the regular menu, not only on the weekend specials. I'm addicted to that kabobi whitefish!!! I get really cranky when they don't offer it. Help me!!! 😍

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    I like the shrimp kabobs at noon

4 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Rauner Attack Ad Draws Response From Patti Blagojevich

Man, 80, Dies In Albany Park FireThe fire occurred Friday at a two-story building in the 4200 block of North St. Louis.

    Rauner Attack Ad Draws Response From Patti Blagojevich
    (CBS) - The wife of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is complaining about a political attack ad that uses a wiretapped phone call between her husband and a Democratic candidate who hopes to move into the Executive Mansion. A political ad from incumbent Republican Gov.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

  • I've heard people that sound just like that when on the phone with someone they couldn't care less for. Not to say I support JB, just sick of that stupid tape.

  • Do we had a president who started a major war based on lies about weapons of mass destruction, another president who engaged in extra marital cigar induced escapade at the white house, a mayor who had more scandals during his long term than a pop star and who some of...

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    Do we had a president who started a major war based on lies about weapons of mass destruction, another president who engaged in extra marital cigar induced escapade at the white house, a mayor who had more scandals during his long term than a pop star and who some of his best friends are mobsters, so bad that his police superintendent A. Rodriguez had to abruptly quit because the heat was beginning to burn, etc, etc.but a guy gets sent to jail for standing alone and not having powerful friends in high places, gotta love it.

Jun 13

Updated 12 hours ago

Parking Spaces for Rent?

Hey Everyone,

My Fiance and I just moved to Albany Park (Sunnyside and Drake) and parking is a nightmare. It has been taking 20+ minutes on average to find a parking spot every night. I'm looking for 1 or 2 parking spaces for rent that are close to our location.

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    It shall be unlawful for any person to abandon any motor vehicle on any public way within the city.  A vehicle shall be deemed to have been abandoned if it (a) is in such a state of disrepair as to be incapable of being driven in its present condition...

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    a.
    It shall be unlawful for any person to abandon any motor vehicle on any public way within the city.  A vehicle shall be deemed to have been abandoned if it (a) is in such a state of disrepair as to be incapable of being driven in its present condition or (b) has not been moved or used for more than seven consecutive days and is apparently deserted or (c) has been left on the public way without state registration plates or a temporary state registration placard for two or more days.  Any person who violates this subsection shall be fined the amount set forth in Section 9-100-020 for each offense.  Each day a vehicle remains abandoned shall constitute a separate and distinct offense for which a separate penalty may be imposed.

    Also you can report verhicles who appear abandoned. FYI.

    Maybe for the vehicle stickers they could ask for info when you apply for Illinois plates for a better proof of address and they would be able to follow up on people who don't get the stickers. A lot of revenue is lost obviously by the amount of vehicles I've seen with no Chicago City Sticker.

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    "they could ask for info when you apply for Illinois plates for a better proof of address"

    Better proof of address than what they already ask for? Like what? This is not the problem. The problem is anyone who lives anywhere can drive a car owned by anyone who lives...

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    "they could ask for info when you apply for Illinois plates for a better proof of address"

    Better proof of address than what they already ask for? Like what? This is not the problem. The problem is anyone who lives anywhere can drive a car owned by anyone who lives anywhere. You know how uhauls in chicago all have arizona plates? Do they have city stickers? Ill check next time i see one if noone gets back with an answer. Lots of people drive cars daily that dont belong to them. Not sure how you expect the city to know if someone has resided somewhere for more than 30 days. If they could figure out a way to get these people to pay up im sure they would. Figure out a way and im sure the city will love to enforce it. Chicafo is not passing up any ways to make money.

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27 hours ago

Waterproofing

Hi Again!

Since we had such great feedback about fences (thank you!), I wonder if anyone has a waterproofing/restoration company they’d recommend?

I figured we can’t be the only one with seepage/flooding so close to the River.

Thank you in advance,
Michelle :)

47 hours ago

Updated 29 hours ago

Theft at Welles park tonight

My son's friend had his bag (phone,clothes etc)stolen from the locker room. The two male thieves also entered the girls locker room. Warn your kids to be sure to always lock up their stuff and girls should always immediately alert an adult if a male enters their locker room. Wish there were cameras in the hallways there too.

5 days ago

Updated 34 hours ago

Candidate for Illinois attorney general robbed at gunpoint

...Goldstein’s campaign manager. The robbery took place about 3:25 p.m. in the 4600 block of North Albany Avenue in Albany Park, when three men in their early 20s approached them, according to a...

    Candidate for Illinois attorney general robbed at gunpoint
    A candidate running for Illinois Attorney General was robbed at gunpoint while he was taking promotional photos for his campaign Thursday afternoon in the Northwest Side ward where he's also the Democratic committeeman, according to his campaign manager and authorities.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • Mute, correct, they're not street gangs anymore, some merged in with some mostly Hispanic gangs. C-notes were all sons of mobsters and went on to graduate as mobsters, which are still gangsters. I can tell you have some great people in your life, I'm just saying, you know one of...

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    Mute, correct, they're not street gangs anymore, some merged in with some mostly Hispanic gangs. C-notes were all sons of mobsters and went on to graduate as mobsters, which are still gangsters. I can tell you have some great people in your life, I'm just saying, you know one of them.
    @Joe, I looked up Alan Parson, LOL, I was wondering why, good one. You're right about criminals visiting neighborhoods that are better off to commit their crimes. Lastly, do you know that the great majority of serial killers are white, so according to you, the whole white race should be angry at serial killers, you're right, I'm angry.

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    " C-notes were all sons of mobsters and went on to graduate as mobsters, which are still gangsters"

    Not all of them. The one i know of (not in my life) is not a son of a mobster and is not a mobster.

    " I can tell you have some...

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    " C-notes were all sons of mobsters and went on to graduate as mobsters, which are still gangsters"

    Not all of them. The one i know of (not in my life) is not a son of a mobster and is not a mobster.

    " I can tell you have some great people in your life, I'm just saying, you know one of them."

    Knowing OF someone and having someone in your life are very different things.

    But yes I have some great people in my life. And i have some in low places. i have some people who are no longer in my life becaise their bad choices affect my life. and some people in my life who chose different paths than i have yet never treated me badly in my life. I dont turn my back on people for bad choices that have not affected my life.
    Consider yourself lucky if your in your 40s or older from chicago and have zero people in your life you've never had to cut off or deal with who arent on your level. Not all gangbangers continue to bang. People change. People grow up. That was the whole point. Once a banger always a gangbanger is not true. Some get shot. Some find jesus. Some learn from prison stints. Some have families and move on.

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2 days ago

Any commendations on a Snow Removal service in Albany Park?

Any commendations on a Snow removal service in Albany Park? I am talking about the typical sidewalk and front stairs. Thank you.

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

    Candidate for Illinois attorney general robbed at gunpoint
    A candidate running for Illinois Attorney General was robbed at gunpoint while he was taking promotional photos for his campaign Thursday afternoon in the Northwest Side ward where he's also the Democratic committeeman, according to his campaign manager and authorities.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jan 08

Updated 2 days ago

Seeking Realtor who knows Albany Park

We're considering selling our condo and we're looking for a Realtor who specializes in the area between Montrose & Irving Park, California & Kedzie. Does anyone have any recommendations?

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4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Attorney general candidate relieved no one hurt after he, his campaign team robbed at gunpoint

...members of his campaign team were held up at gunpoint on Jan. 11 in the 4600 block of North Albany Avenue while taking campaign pictures. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune...

    Attorney general candidate relieved no one hurt after he, his campaign team robbed at gunpoint
    A day after he and his campaign team were robbed at gunpoint, Illinois attorney general candidate Aaron Goldstein expressed relief that no one was hurt. "All my staff acted calmly and courageously and did the right thing by handing over their property to the robbers."
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • Sidney Davis III Lifelong Chicagoan with ancient roots in Bronzevil

    Joe Flatwood the perpetrators were clearly NOT African American. The code goes if the perp is black/brown mention race. If perp is white race is never brought up.

    Stop with the ignorance-baiting.

  • ward greenleaf Smokey and the Bandit, Hooper, Cannonball Run...

    That is false, Mr Davis

  • JoeFlatwoods Love my Albany Park Neighborhood

    Right. That's why every article where a white cop does anything, the article states "White Cop shoots unarmed black man(black thug criminal breaking the law). When four blacks rob some white guy coming home from work, the article states " Four males". What a joke sir. Again, I am very far from racist and hate no one, but enough is enough.

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Illegal parking on private property

Can I tow an illegally parked car on my private back lot? What are my rights?

  • Perhaps this link will help; yes, it's your private property and you can tow. The link is for a company that will make a sign with the IL statute number on it: https://www.mysecuritysign.com/illinois-no-trespassing-signs

  • Someone parked blocking the entrance to my driveway. I called the police and they came and wrote a $100.00 ticket and asked me if I wanted the car towed. I told them the ticket was sufficient for the first time. He said if they ever block the driveway again I can have them towed.
    BTW, I do have a store bought sign that warns people that if they park and block the driveway their car will be towed away.

Jan 04

Updated 3 days ago

    Albany Park development details don't ease residents' gentrification worries
    A standing-room-only crowd of Albany Park residents turned out on a frigid Wednesday night to learn more about about a mixed-use development proposed for the site of the Lawrence-Kedzie Self Storage building, and what they heard did little to allay concerns about increasing gentrification in the neighborhood.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com

3 days ago

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Aurora treatment facility employee charged with sexually assaulting patient

Darius Jones, 38, of the 3600 block of West Montrose Avenue, Chicago, faces three felony counts of criminal sexual assault. Authorities say that at least three...

    Aurora treatment facility employee charged with sexually assaulting patient
    Darius Jones, 38, of the 3600 block of West Montrose Avenue, Chicago, faces three felony counts of criminal sexual assault. Authorities say that at least three times between Sept. 1 and Jan. 2 Jones was in a position of trust and authority and committed a sex act with the victim, who was younger than 18 at the time, Kane County prosecutors said.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

  • Philip Independent Business owner ,47th. ward since 1968

    Yes, can’t fix that . Only hope is that he gets the same treatment from his celly that he gave the poor helpless victim. Our judicial system is f—- up beyond repair. Similar to the states economy, thank you Mr. Mike Madigan

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    Eye in the sky taxpayers will pay for much more than food and healthcare and it wont end when hes released as then he will have a wonderful excuse for not being able to get a job and taxpayers will continue to foot the bill for his healthcare and food by means of medicaid and ebt.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Dawn Patrol: Dist. 54 sued for not letting girl use medical marijuana at school

An employee at a residential psychiatric treatment facility in Aurora has been charged with sexually assaulting a minor patient over a four-month span. Darius Jones, 38, of the 3600 block of West Montrose Avenue, Chicago, faces three felony counts. Full story.

    Dawn Patrol: Dist. 54 sued for not letting girl use medical marijuana at school
    Schaumburg parents sue Dist. 54 over medical marijuana. Kennedy criticizes Pritzker tax breaks, says Rauner sabotaged state government. Rudd's lawyers dismissed over possible conflict of interest. Cary-Grove senior sues school board, alleging free speech stifled. Aurora treatment facility employee charged with sexually assaulting patient. FBI says homeless man robbed Hoffman Estates bank for rent money.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

4 days ago

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