Oct 13

Updated 35 hours ago

Albany Park Dog Park

Has there ever been a push to get a dog park installed in Albany Park? Eugene Park and Jensen Park seem like they could accomodate one, and there are a lot of dogs in the area as well. With the slight uptick in the crime around this part of the neighborhood, perhaps something like this would be one way to bring the neighborhood together more, so collectively we can take back the neighborhood.

  • There is an active effort to get a dog friendly area built at Horner Park.

    https://hornerparkdogpark.org/

    Dog parks not only need approval from the Park District, they have to be substantially community funded as well as maintained by volunteers. See the FAQ section for more details on this process - it’s not rapid.

  • The horner park group had all the money they needed they recently found out they would need to install turf in the entire area which just increased their costs. They are continuing to raise money. https://hornerparkdogpark.org/

Oct 12

Updated 6 days ago

Street cleaning signs

Hey i got a street cleaning ticket this morning on the 4500 block of N Lawndale. I dont usually drive and am borrowing my friend's car who is out of the country. I'm almost certain that the sign wasn't posted 24 hours before as is required. I was last out front before 0900 wed morning and am certain i would of noticed the bright orange signs. Does anyone happen to remember when the signs went up on the 4500 block...

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Hey i got a street cleaning ticket this morning on the 4500 block of N Lawndale. I dont usually drive and am borrowing my friend's car who is out of the country. I'm almost certain that the sign wasn't posted 24 hours before as is required. I was last out front before 0900 wed morning and am certain i would of noticed the bright orange signs. Does anyone happen to remember when the signs went up on the 4500 block of N lawndale? I did some calling around to see if i could find out from the office of streets and sanitation and they could only tell me when there were supposed to go up. On a side note i talked to several city employees over the phone and everyone was suprisingly nice!

Sep 21

Updated Sep 28

Blasted Skunks!!

Family of skunks having a party in my front yard!

  • George... whatever you've got that's HOT; cayenne, crushed red pepper... and reapply as needed. Unless you use something with a pepper oil base it easily dilutes/washes away with weather events.
    There's standard market products too, such as "Flaming Squirrel Seed Sauce" (primarily used to coat bird feed; birds have no "heat receptors" while mammals do).

  • VPGirl New to AP

    I have all that...but the Sriracha I am keeping for myself! :)

Sep 24

Updated Sep 26

Blood and Soil email

Received an email w "Blood and Soil" as subject, referencing MAGA and that I have been "chosen as a soldier for the cause." Um, no. Hard pass. @WardGreenleaf, any advice as to where I can forward this? Return address is a .org, in the content they give an aol address to contact.

  • lol, not afraid of anything technical. Just seems like I see two or three useful pieces of information repeated several times.

  • I guess what I meant was it was a bit redundant. Could have just posted the registry info since the admin and tech info is the same.

Sep 19

Updated Sep 26

Do "No Soliciting" signs really work?

Hi neighbors. Tonight a "clipboard person" continuously knocked on our front door at 8:30 pm for over 5 minutes while I was upstairs in the shower. My 2 children were in the front room reading and my oldest peeked out the window thinking it was a neighbor (we're a very friendly block.) Thankfully she knows enough to never open the door when her father and I aren't in the room, but after the person realized people were home he persisted...

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Hi neighbors. Tonight a "clipboard person" continuously knocked on our front door at 8:30 pm for over 5 minutes while I was upstairs in the shower. My 2 children were in the front room reading and my oldest peeked out the window thinking it was a neighbor (we're a very friendly block.) Thankfully she knows enough to never open the door when her father and I aren't in the room, but after the person realized people were home he persisted in knocking and ringing and my younger child, especially, became very frightened. I phoned my neighbor who said the guy was asking for signatures for something or other. Seemed legit. But 8:30 on a Monday night? I don't want to invest in a Ring doorbell or more security equipment as we will be moving out of state sooner rather than later, but will a small "No Soliciting" sticker help, do you think? We get a TON of clipboard people on this block.

  • smartypants Be Nice

    Ellen, I have 2 big dogs (3 if you count my foster) but they don't bark :(

  • Nick in Irving Park Condo Owner

    I recall a comedian who made the following observation: Every salesman knows that anyone with a "No Soliciting" sign is an easy mark. They couldn't even resist buying that worthless sign!"

Sep 12

Updated Sep 24

Peoples Gas bill

My gas bill seems like it went up a bit. Did anybody else notice this?

  • If you don't use your cell a lot, Pay-As-You-Go is the best! I have so many rollover minutes it's ridiculous. I gave up my land line because I got tired of seeing all the new fees & taxes every month.

  • 4.1 Therms for me.

Sep 21

Updated Sep 22

Helicopters at Kimball/Lawrence?

Hi all...

I heard helicopters flying pretty low this morning around 5:30 am. Sounded like they were searching for someone, and perhaps found them near North Park University (based on my faulty hearing only). Anyone know what was going on?

  • VPGirl New to AP

    ah, ok...thanks!

  • LauraLiz 20 year North Side Resident. Transit junkie.

    A friend of a friend posted this in a different discussion forum about the helicopters:

    "A banger ran from the police, ditched his jeep in front of my house, and jumped in the river. Police running around through the neighbor's yard across the street (which borders the river) and on the bridge with flashlights and rope, fire trucks, helicopters...it was quite a show outside my window this morning. I first heard something going on at 4:50am."

Sep 19

Updated Sep 20

Parking Spot Needed

Hello, neighbors! Does anyone know of an available parking spot near the 4700 block of Lawndale? Thanks!

  • We have a space available. Please give Allen a call at 847-571-6247 or email at allencausey@gmail.com for details.

  • Thank you, Saima! I emailed Allen.

Sep 19

Updated Sep 19

Helicopters?

Anyone know what's going on? Helicopters have been circling around. I'm near Kimball and Montrose

  • Someone fell on the tracks but that's near Lawrence red line.

Sep 17

Updated Sep 18

Payless on Lawrence & Kimball

Anyone know what happened over at the Payless Shoe store at the corner of Lawrence and Kimball? I noticed last night that the front window was all boarded up.

I'm guessing a car wound up in there, or something?

Sep 15

Updated Sep 17

Just curious....

I've noticed these old "street signs" at the corner of Pulaski and Avondale for a long time now. Anyone know the history behind them? What they mean? Just curious!

Sep 16

St Bens Garage sale

Gargantuan garage sale at St Bens today, Irving Park and Bell. It's gonna be packed and very busy. Bring cash and patience. Park 2 blocks away and you should be fine. Lots to buy, you'll save huge $$.

Sep 15

Updated Sep 15

Be aware and alert.

  • No doubt in my mind also, this guy was not looking for money, I'm so glad you got away, get a conceal carry permit if you are going to be alone. Did you see him get into a vehicle? Direction of flight. I will circulate this post.

  • Marked James Looking for commonality amongst our differences.

    I am not the victim, just a concerned member of the community spreading awareness.

  • Take the video to 4249 N. Western. This place is called StepTwo North the halfway house just down the street. I would not be surprised if he was a patient there, worth a try.

Sep 13

Parking

Looking for a parking spot near Sunnyside Ave, any suggestions??

Aug 26

Updated Sep 09

3 Suspicious outof state guys

I was at the gas station early this evening and noticed 3 guys sitting in a black Ford pick up truck in the gas station's quad drive. They looked very threatening and up to no good. They never went for gas or set foot inside the store, nor were they waiting for anybody. They just stared at everyone driving in and drove off north on Kedzie.
3 male caucasians between 25 and 30 years old, long unkept hair.
Black Ford pick up with Kentucky LP ?054 XDZ. Couldn't get the first number on the LP. It has a sticker on the back window from Cumberland, KY.

  • LauraLiz 20 year North Side Resident. Transit junkie.

    Because everyone from Kentucky is a Nazi and nobody living in our precious neighborhood could possibly be capable of such graffiti.

  • Kentucky...pick up truck? Wow do you realize you are discriminating just like those who paint swastikas?

Sep 06

Updated Sep 07

3100-3199 Eastwood There's a Screaming Woman?

There's a woman who goes up and down the alleys near my building near SE corner of Kedzie & Wilson - She looks like she's selling it, but not for very much -- I can't possibly call the cops on this poor creature -- all quiet today -- I hope she's ok. Anyone know anything? TY J.O.E.

  • Are you on Nextdoor? Someone posted about a woman offering herself to men and I believe it was in your direction. It was near a big apartment building.

  • PLSS Bowmanville

    If you call the cops, they may be able to get her into a service center that can help her.

  • Shawn - Albany Park Concerned neighbor

    I called the police last week, because she and her companion were drinking beer and screaming outside my open window. The police arrived 20 minutes later and told them to leave the area. I work from home sometimes and it would be nice to have the window open to catch a breeze, without the yelling.

Aug 29

Updated Aug 30

4456 N Hamlin

What's going on with that house?

Jan 24 2012

Updated Aug 27

Albany Park Gang Turf Disclosed

The District 17 Police have posted Gang turfs in Albany ParK:

Latin Kings: Belmont to Roscoe
Kimball to Hamlin

Spanish Ganster Disciples:
Lawrence to Argyle
Monticello to Kimball
New set forming around Kimball &
Berteau/BellePlaine

LaFamilia Stones: Irving Park to Lawrence
Sawyer to California

Simon City Royals: Montrose to Irviing Park
Kimball to Hamlin

Spanish Cobras: Lawrence to Monticello
Pulaski to Foches

Conservative Vice Lords: Lawrence to Wilson
St. Louis to Hamlin

Maniac Latin Disciples: Moved into District 14

The post also shows pictures of their Gang signs, with descriptions and list their Gang colors.

  • There are more drug sale than you think. Often the sales are taking place inside apartments or homes.

  • Any turf carved out @ grace/Central Park..? Seen cvl tags in the alley over seen eagle tags in the alleys around their.

Aug 25

Updated Aug 26

Loud reports or fireworks...

Could've been 2 loud high powered reports just now 1938hrs Friday night, west of Central Park and berteau. Anybody else?

  • I heard it as well. Sounded more like a double-tap than the firework sounds I've become accustomed to over the summer.

  • We had fireworks over here by Albany and Grace last night too around 2100hrs. Our nephew looked at us and said, "what day of the year is it?" Then when I got up this morning and let the dogs out the whole yard smelled of fireworks sulfur.

Aug 22

Updated Aug 23

Helicopters at Irving and Kedzie?

Anyone know what that was about? I think they just left.

Aug 22

Updated Aug 23

Shooting at Jensen Park?

I saw a memorial under a tree near Wilson and Lawndale a couple of days ago. Was someone killed there recently? It was on the parkway near the south side of the park.

  • Albanyprk22 4600 N Monticello ave

    I just drove by and I pulled over. It appears to be a memorial for a young man named Kelly. I live about a block away on Monticello and I wasn't aware of a shooting or a death nearby. So hopefully someone else has some more information.

  • nearby too. Have not heard of anything!
    It is hard not to hear if it happened 😳

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