5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Parkway Tree

Has anyone else had trouble having a tree planted on the parkway in front of your house? I have called and emailed the alderman's office for almost 2 years to have one put in and am told over and over, "It's coming." I'd like to plant one myself, but I'm not sure if there are specifications on what is planted.

  • dd

    My katalpa tree was destroyed by lightning the city came and tore it down. I called 311 they told me what I had to pick from two days later they planted it. It's a maple

  • Ten years ago, we waited 6 months max to get a tree planted in our parkway. They even asked us what kind we preferred, and voila, an oak was put in, as requested! I realize the city is in worse shape financially after the 2008 crash, but it is sad that neighborhood services like tree planting seem to be on the back burner.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

To the kids who stole my back wheel

I'm sorry you feel like you're in an okay place where you are good to steal a back wheel from a bike locked up at the Irving park blue line. It was my mistake to lock it up with just a u lock, I went out drinking and left my bike rather than riding it home drunk in the dark. It's an army green deep v wheel, you need to order a special tube for it online. You must need it more than I do.

  • How do you know it was kids?

  • They clearly weren't pro bike thieves or they would have taken the whole thing. Also they bent the heck out of my frame, I'd like to think any competent adult would not only know how to operate a wrench but also that stealing a bike wheel is an idiotic thing.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Triangle Auto...FANTASTIC Auto Repair

I have to give a giant shout out, thank you, and wholehearted recommendation for Triangle Auto at 4060 N. Elston. What an amazing repair shop! Thank you so much to Brian for fixing my car. I will be back for future repairs. If anyone needs their car fixed, absolutely consider the fine folks at Triangle Auto. Such a great place!!!

Jan 25

Updated Jun 30

Cleaning Ladies

Looking for any recommendations for 2 cleaning Ladies to clean front and back stairwells once a month for a condo building in Old Irving Pk.

  • Grace Housekeeper

    I have many years of experience and many long time clients who would gladly provide referrals. I can provide you with a free estimate at your preferred date and time. Please feel free to call me 773-858-0926. Look forward to hearing from you!

  • I have awesome cleaning crew! They are hardworking and honest people. Call to Ursula at: 773-698-4286

Jun 25

Updated Jun 26

Looking for a locksmith

Greetings, neighbors-

I'm looking for a locksmith to install two door closers and rekeying of door locks for our building.

Please recommend a professional and reasonable locksmith?. Thank you

  • robin in WRP Raising a 3rd generation WRPer

    Rather than an expensive locksmith, how about a great handyman? Our family business is AIK Restoration & Repair. Contact us at aikrandr@yahoo.com or 312-952-5953. http://www.yelp.com/biz/aik-restoration-and-repair-chicago?sort_by=rating_desc

  • Janet Baker ISON over France (squint!)

    We got courteous and gratuitous advice and an estimate from Ron Caldwell at Goldy Locks in Tinley Park. We went with our usual handyman, though, for the installation of latch guards, and I wish we hadn't, because the doors didn't work right afterwards. Anyway, Ron even gave us advice for fixing them after the fact. Will use a pro next time, doors are quirky! Goldy Locks seems very professional.

Jun 21

Updated Jun 22


What the heck are all these fireworks going off for? I've been hearing them since about 7.

  • I think this weekend was Puerto Rican pride and before that was the Stanley cup. The fireworks will progressively get worse up until the 4th. They'll blow off their stash then and you won't hear as many for the rest of the summer. We've become best friends with the our a/c and a sound machine.

  • Wow, dissing fireworks....It was Puerto Rican pride over the weekend and wasn't it Mexican flag day last week? I forgot about the Hawks....

    Frankly, the 4th of July is only 12 days away.

Jun 03

Updated Jun 04

Kmart Closing

For anyone interested..........

It was announced to all the employees tonight that the Kmart store at Cicero & Elston will be closing for good in 60 days and they will all loose their jobs.

Another example of corporate mismanagement costing local jobs!

  • Anyone know what sales they're having?

  • BellaV 1st time Homeowner in Jefferson Park since 2012

    Ooohhh! Good question, Neighborly2! I didn't even think about that! I'd better start saving my nickels and dimes now, because I'll go nuts at a Kmart clearance sale! LOL :)

Jun 04

Are you in need of an experienced sitter or summer nanny?

I am looking for employment as a sitter or a nanny for the 2015 summer starting June 23 and ending September 2. I have multiple years of experience working with children ranging from newborns to 15 year olds with and without mental/medical conditions. I will love to create a curriculum for your child and love to introduce him/her to outside and other activities while keeping them safe and secure. Email me if you are interested. We can then meet and chat in person.

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