5 hours ago

http://nadignewspapers.com/2018/05/25/committee-honors-man-for-his-bravery-hears-report-on-gunsh

Wow! Gang activity in both Dickinson and Jefferson Parks.

Gang-related drive-by shooting at 2:45 in the afternoon in front of the Jefferson Park CTA terminal.

Reelect John Arena for 45th Ward alderman 😱😩🤕😲

27 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

10-story building planned for former site of ornate bank at Six Corners

Alderman Arena will hold a community meeting on former bank site at Six Corners at 6:30 pm Thursday, June 21, at the Filament Theater, 4041 N Milwaukee Ave. The planned 10-story building has been in the works for at least a year and most of the 265 units would be for assisted living, including memory care. http://nadignewspapers.com/2018/06/17/photo-gives-a-glimpse-into-the-history-of-the-parcel-targeted-for-senior-living-at-six-corners/

    Photo gives a glimpse into the history of the parcel targeted for senior living at Six Corners - Nadig Newspapers - Northwest Side Local Newspapers
    by BRIAN NADIG A recently released photograph from the Northwest Chicago Historical Society shows the ornate bank which once stood at Six Corners and where a 10-story assisted and independent senior living complex is now planned.
    http://nadignewspapers.com
  • Resident Live in the 45th

    I'm having trouble visualizing this corner. Is this the corner where they demolished the Bank of America and was supposed to be a shopping center or is it the old Bally's Fitness building?

  • Yes, that is the one. And now is a gaping hole covered in graffiti.

3 days ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Monarch Butterflies need "Common Milkweed"

For anyone interested in helping restore Monarchs by planting milkweed; not all milkweed offers full life-cycle Monarch support (not all gardeners/naturalists know the distinction). All types of milkweed will attract pollinators/butterflies.
But only Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) supports the full Monarch lifecycle; as the necessary food source for caterpillars of the Monarch butterfly that feast on its leaves.

Never saw the visitor to our garden, but we found its caterpillars! (pic)

  • Really, I think the firefly population has recovered somewhat from the 1970's when they had kids catching them, putting them in sandwich bags, freezing them, then sending them or taking them to someplace where scientists were studying them. When I was about 9 or 10 EVERY kid in our neighborhood...

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    Really, I think the firefly population has recovered somewhat from the 1970's when they had kids catching them, putting them in sandwich bags, freezing them, then sending them or taking them to someplace where scientists were studying them. When I was about 9 or 10 EVERY kid in our neighborhood wanted to "help scientists" and we decimated the population of fireflies in the area. After those years you'd see maybe 10 or 20 fireflies at dusk. I suspect it was pretty much the same all through the region.

    Anyway, last summer I went outside right at dusk and the yard was blinking with literally thousands of fireflies. So beautiful. Made my heart glad.

    I never saw flocks of monarchs, but as a kid saw many, and the caterpillars too, and many other kinds of butterflies that I don't see anymore. Now I might see one or two monarchs a season, and hardly any other kind of butterfly except those little white ones. Makes me sad.

    Don't know a thing about the junebug... :-)

  • In addition to Common Milkweed for Monarchs, there are other butterfly-species-specific plantings that help support other pollinators. Wild blue lupine is the only food for the 'Karner Blue' butterfly's caterpillar. Wild blue lupine is native and quite attractive. And a number of common full-sun plants serve as host for Eastern...

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    In addition to Common Milkweed for Monarchs, there are other butterfly-species-specific plantings that help support other pollinators. Wild blue lupine is the only food for the 'Karner Blue' butterfly's caterpillar. Wild blue lupine is native and quite attractive. And a number of common full-sun plants serve as host for Eastern Swallowtail butterflies -- the Fennel family (finocchio is cool.
    [*keep fennel segregated; it spreads]), dill, parsley, and rue.

    Karner blue info:
    https://www.fws.gov/Midwest/endangered/insects/kbb/lupine.html
    Swallowtail info:
    https://texasbutterflyranch.com/2014/07/01/how-to-raise-eastern-swallowtail-butterflies-at-home/

    Be patient watching for lightning bugs this year. Remember we had a long, cold Spring, even the plants are a few weeks off their regular schedule!

Jun 11

Updated 2 days ago

Found dog near Portage Park

Sharing from fb post, contact finder in original post.

Jun 06

Updated 5 days ago

Looking for a handy man

I need a bunch of small repairs done on my house that no contractor is interested in.

The small back porch needs to be replaced and my garage door opener is messed up.

Anyone in the neighborhood do small jobs for people? I'm close to Irving Park and Laramie.

  • Brad-Sure, please send me your info to pass along. Check my profile for email

  • OD

    Brad,

    I should be able take care of some of those things for you. My name is Oliver and my cell is 312.218.6197

Jun 09

Updated Jun 11

Suspected gang member shot early Friday in the 16th District

A suspected gang member was shot in his right bicep at 2 a.m. Friday, June 8, while he was walking in the 5000 block of West Newport Avenue, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
The man reported that 4 gunshots were fired from a passing vehicle, which was described as an older model, dark-colored Ford Taurus, according to police.
He also told officers that he ran when the shots started and that he was a block away when he noticed his wound, police said.

  • Heard on Ch2 news that nearly 20 shooting injuries over this past wknd involved gang-related 'victims' who are NOT cooperating with police investigations.
    Great people to have around, surely (sarc).
    Kinda have to agree w/CHB in spirit.

  • Weebis Politically Incorrect Thought Criminal

    Last night in the vicinity of Irving Park and St. Louis another choirboy way shot through the forearm.

    He was obviously a gang banger, because when the dispatcher asked his condition the copper said, " he will live to be shot at again." Gallows humor at its best.

Jun 08

Updated Jun 09

Wouldn't this be great for the Point site until something gets developed.

Instead of leaving a vacant parcel of land which they demolished buildings on to make way for the Equinox Hotel, Midwest Related set up a pop up market with shipping containers until they are able to start construction. This is what responsible developers do. HINT HINT Clark Street. Granted Clark Street would have to fill in that hole!

https://chicago.curbed.com/2018/6/7/17427132/west-loop-pop-up-box-shops-equinox-related

    Pop-up container market comes to West Loop's Restaurant Row
    Before Chicago's Equinox Hotel breaks ground in the Fulton Market District, the vacant site of the proposed 680-foot tower will host a temporary retail market housed in repurposed shipping containers. Starting on Friday, June 15, the lot at 725 W. Randolph Street will provide a rotating roster of local entrepreneurs and business with a chance to sell and test-out products.
    https://chicago.curbed.com

Jun 05

Updated Jun 08

Lost Kitty

Our cat, Buzz, got out of the house this morning and we have been unable to locate him. On LeClaire between Berteau and Belleplaine. He is VERY friendly and unfortunately was not wearing his collar. He will come to his name (Buzz) when called. If anyone sees him please let us know. He is all gray - and has long fur with green eyes. We already miss him dearly and hope he returns by the end of the day.

Jun 06

Updated Jun 07

Has Anyone Else Seen or Found any Dead Bats?

I came across either a dead of dying small grayish brown bat on the 4300 block of Lavergne I called 311, and was in formed that Animal Control would be immediately dispatched. The operator said they consider bats a priority because they can carry rabies.

A few years back, the area received a post card in the mail from a government agency (CACC?) that a bat in the neighborhood had tested positive for rabies.

  • Sam

    I have never found a dead bat, but I see them flying every day. There’s a bat colony on the rooftop of a building by me. They come come out around 7pm and just fly in circles.

  • IMHO Been here long enough to know

    I here they found several around 35th and Shields in Bridgeport.

Jun 04

Updated Jun 06

Need Advice

Took in a stray who turned out to be pregnant. I have five kittens now that need a good home. They ate two months and a half months old, litter trained and eat solid cat food. I don't want to take them to a shelter.

  • Yes please email me mjjohnsono1201@hotmail.com. I prefer not to post my phone.

    PAWS Lurie clinic does offer low cost spay/neuter and shots. I've used them before when I rescued a pregnant stray. All the kittens went to good homes and the stray mommy did too!

  • Oh shoot - a typo on the email. It's mjjohnson1201@hotmail.com

Jun 03

Updated Jun 06

City service

Is there a service that the city has to cut a seniors lawn I would but I could hardly cut my own.

Jun 01

Updated Jun 04

Any recommendations for a insured and licensed master electrician who has experience

Any recommendations for a insured and licensed master electrical contractor who has experience replacing old cloth covered tube and knob wires? Thank you

Jun 04

Found keys

On Sunday, June 3rd we found a set of keys on Long near the intersection with Byron There are two non-key items on it if you can identify it the keys are yours otherwise we will take it to the police department on Millwaukee. Thanks!

May 28

Updated Jun 01

Found Cat?

This very sweet, very personable cat has recently been hanging around Grace St. between Lamon and Cicero. Does s/he belong to anyone? Has a collar with a bell on it but no ID. Contact me if you know who this is!

  • Thank you Phil. Wow, that was some time ago. You did a good thing. God bless.

  • Possums are good to have around. They eat mice and bugs.

May 10

Updated May 31

My nephews dog is lost

If seen please call 312- 428- 0024. Ran out of yard from 5400 west Bernice ave Thank very much in advance.

  • Normas Cragin area

    ***Listens by his name Brownie***

  • I hate to say it, but he definitely needs a trim. He actually looks abused by his looks. Hope you find him or found him and take him to a groomer, PLEASE!!

May 27

Updated May 29

Free working air conditioners

Both work fine. Take one or both. Kenmore brand. You must carry away.

  • That was very nice of you, Nature Nut. I went a whole summer without AC when I first moved into my house and it was miserable! You might have save a life.

  • @nature nut, that was a very "cool" thing for you to do

May 17

Updated May 26

    Big developments planned for Sears' Six Corners, Galewood stores
    The last Sears store in Chicago and one the company closed last year are slated to be replaced with developments that combine residential and retail space. Highland Park-based Tucker Development and Seritage Growth Properties are partnering to redevelop stores in the Six Corners shopping district at the edge of the Portage Park neighborhood and on North Harlem Avenue in the Galewood neighborhood, Tucker Development said Wednesday in a news release.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 23

Updated May 25

Sears and Forensics

Does anyone know what happened behind the Sears today? At about 11am there were forensics cops and my wife was told the store would not be open today.

  • I think they were investigating the slow and painful death of Sears Holdings Corporation.

  • We recently purchased a police scanner. Things are very busy for our police. Recently I read about long wait times due to the lack of beat police. Its absolutely awful knowing you can wait ,20 + minutes for a squad to arrive.
    There are incidents that never make it posted anywhere because of the amount of crime daily. As a person who is now privy to the calls, and the hold times of responses due to lack of sufficient police, you should call the alderman and mayor!

May 22

Updated May 23

Landscape recommendations

I need to hire someone to mow my lawn at least once a month. Does anyone have recommendations?

May 20

Updated May 20

Local shredding events?

Any upcoming 45th or 38th ward shredding events scheduled?

  • joanie 25 year resident of JP

    The 39th Ward is the only one that I know of that is scheduled in the near future. June 16th, 9:00 to noon, at Colleti's, 5707 N. Central.

    The 45th Ward just had an event about a week ago. I haven't read anything about any upcoming shredding events in the 38th Ward.

May 18

Updated May 20

Stolen van

My husbands van was stolen yesterday. If anyone has seen or has information please email me adelavillagrana@gmail.com we will reward... please help this truck is still being paid.... truck has tinted windows and a Soccer team Real madrid sticker on back window. License plates 2207406B

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    https://accounts.google.com

May 16

Updated May 17

Grills, Balconies, and Apartments: My entire apartment smells like I had a fire.

My second apartment in the 10 months since I've moved to Chicago and another friggin problem: grills. I'm not going to apologize people. If you want to grill, then buy a house, go to the park, or find a building with a backyard and a landlord that will permit you to grill.

I came home today, and my entire apartment smells like I had a fire. Everything smells of smoke, including my new furniture, from the bedroom to the front...

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My second apartment in the 10 months since I've moved to Chicago and another friggin problem: grills. I'm not going to apologize people. If you want to grill, then buy a house, go to the park, or find a building with a backyard and a landlord that will permit you to grill.

I came home today, and my entire apartment smells like I had a fire. Everything smells of smoke, including my new furniture, from the bedroom to the front room. Even the clothes in my closet.

This had got to be a Chicago thing. Every other place I've lived, local ordinance banned grilling on apartment balconies, period. I can barely stand to sit in my apartment, that I pay rent for, with all the smoke.

F'en unbelievable!

  • having quite a day, eh, Tom

  • Tom Concerned Neighbor

    NW-Sider be careful they might remove your comment. 😉

Hello, neighbor. This thread was closed due to violations of the EveryBlock community guidelines, which intend to keep discussions informative, friendly and respectful.

May 15

Updated May 17

Planting in the front

I was trying to find information if it's Ok to plant in the front of my house. Mainly between the street and the sidewalk. A neighbor just recently planted a small tree there but I am hesitant to do anything since I thought that was city property.

If someone knows, please reply.

Thanks

  • I'm in the process of doing this right now, probably much to my neighbor's dismay since I need to kill all the grass first and that's a rather ugly process. We have a city tree planted there already but it was not planted deep enough and the roots are all...

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    I'm in the process of doing this right now, probably much to my neighbor's dismay since I need to kill all the grass first and that's a rather ugly process. We have a city tree planted there already but it was not planted deep enough and the roots are all over the place making it near impossible to mow. And why not have something that requires little to no maintenance? The other day some city workers came to futz with our streetlight and trampled over part of my grass-killing bonanza, but I figure once I plant perennials and natives they will pop back up or be able to be replanted pretty easily. Unless they have to tear up the whole thing, in which case get yourself on some neighborhood facebook groups or freecycle and there are always people giving away plants for free.

  • K Seasay, that parkway tree with the shallow root spread sounds typical of what happens when they are planted as saplings and don't get heavily watered for the first few weeks. For parkway saplings, if there's no treegator, just set a watering hose inside their mulch ring on a steady...

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    K Seasay, that parkway tree with the shallow root spread sounds typical of what happens when they are planted as saplings and don't get heavily watered for the first few weeks. For parkway saplings, if there's no treegator, just set a watering hose inside their mulch ring on a steady light flow for a couple hours every evening to develop a deep tap root system. At least for a few weeks. We did that and our trees developed twice as full and sturdy as others the City installed that didn't get watered.

May 17

    Chicago's vacant Sears stores present new opportunities for mixed-use redevelopment
    The shuttered Sears facility at the intersection of Chicago's North and Harlem avenues is poised to get a new lease on life as a development containing both retail and loft-style apartment components. The preliminary plan for the vacant North Side site straddling the Galewood neighborhood and Elmwood Park was announced Wednesday by Tucker Developer and Seritage Growth Properties-a spin-off of Sears' former real estate arm.
    https://chicago.curbed.com

May 17

lost car key

Hi neighbors!
Yesterday while out on a walk, I lost a single car key attached to a clicker around Montrose and Austin. I was on a walk with friends and we went down a lot of side streets around there. If anyone has spotted it, can you please let me know? Much appreciated. - Nora K. (nora8888@yahoo.com)

May 16

    Big developments planned for Sears' Six Corners, Galewood stores
    The last Sears store in Chicago and one the company closed last year are slated to be replaced with developments that combine residential and retail space. Highland Park-based Tucker Development and Seritage Growth Properties are partnering to redevelop stores in the Six Corners shopping district at the edge of the Portage Park neighborhood and on North Harlem Avenue in the Galewood neighborhood, Tucker Development said Wednesday in a news release.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Mar 26 2017

Updated May 14

Tree Trim vs. Removal

I am noticing some of the orange no parking signs from Dept of Forestry. They are sporadic though, not on a full block like I have seen before. Is there anyway to determine if a tree is slated for removal vs pruning? I see one with a blue tag on it (think it means its been treated for a disease), but no markings/tags on the other trees, yet they have the orange signs on them also. Thanks for any info you can provide.

  • @scott concertman, I have my parkway Ash treated every few years by a local tree company. It's in great shape. How do I get it on the "list" to not be cut down? The company that treats the tree puts on a new / current tag every time they treat it. I'm assuming they're pulling a permit because they are well known in the city.

  • First, thank you for patriotically protecting our urban ecosystems keystone species presently facing functional extinction in the wild. If most beneficial thing a conservationist can do for local ecology...is plant a new tree. Then protecting an already maturing tree, which literally represents physical definition of ones local ecosystem. Is exponentially...

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    First, thank you for patriotically protecting our urban ecosystems keystone species presently facing functional extinction in the wild. If most beneficial thing a conservationist can do for local ecology...is plant a new tree. Then protecting an already maturing tree, which literally represents physical definition of ones local ecosystem. Is exponentially more beneficial, so great job Chi-girl! If you did not check it out yet, here is link to my historical EAB info blog with photos of two oldest cook county ash trees I am voluntarally protecting....https://scottieashseed.wordpress.com/

    Yes permit on record is first line of defence, and revised tag affixed to trunk showing date last treated is only thing defending it from city removal. Know that even with all that, if treatment had been applied poorly. And tree showed decline, city could remove based on diagnosis.

    You are right to be worried since city has already begun removing numbers of recently retreated ash trees when still fully healthy, for reasons such as just because they are ash, and will require inevitable removal anyways in upcoming years.

    So I have already begun working with one senior forestry rep to help organize an official protection program. In fact first time I had discussed this issue with him, he was confident that required permit entered into city wide system with trees exact location was intended to prevent mistaken removal.

    In closing, forestry no longer marks trunks of trees to be removed with big Green painted spot. But now few days before...applies orange parking restriction posters on multiple trees, to allow crews more room for felling. And no poster differentiates which tree or trees are selected for removal, or will not be touched. So six trees with six signs for one removal. Hey Chi girl, here is link to front page story written about my work http://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/5-9-2017/%27Scottie-AshTree-Seed%27:-Trees-don%27t-have-to-die/

May 11

Updated May 13

Missing Recycling Bins

There used to be 3 recycling binds for our apartment building. Now two of them are gone. The same thing happened to the building next to ours. One bin will not hold all of our recycling.

Is the city deemphasizing recycling [again]. Or is there a ring of recycling bin thieves hitting our neighborhood.

  • Usually if the scavenger is going to replace damaged or chewed up cans they are replaced within a week. Still suspect the best thing is to check your Scavenger contract to find out if anything has changed. Most landlords/Associations do not advise unit owners/tenants when this is done.

  • If they were the blue bins from the city just call 311 they will bring out more. Mine were stolen as soon as they replaced the previous ones that were stolen. People apparently don't realize they can get their own for free by calling 311

Apr 25

Updated May 11

Armed Robbery

Last night, Tuesday, April 24th approximately 10:30 PM a man and a woman were held up at gunpoint in front of 3750 N. Kilpatrick.

I will again say Alderman Ariel Reboyras has not done enough to bring more police officers to our neighborhood. The area has progressively gotten worse and the Alderman has had street roll calls one after another, yet not doing anything to actually protect us.
I will encourage my friends and neighbors to vote out Mayor Emanuel and Ariel Reboyras. We need more than just "lip service" and "dog n' pony shows".

  • Weebis Politically Incorrect Thought Criminal

    I worked with a woman that went to Lakeview High School with Reboyras. She said he was a VERY active member of the latin kings street gang.

    Maybe, if the 30th ward residents were all latin Kings, he'd do something for you.

  • Friendly Neighbor Chicago Needs Some Change

    I've heard rumors about his ties to gangs. Although I failed to actually challenge him last election, I befriended a lot of new people in the ward. In the Belmont-Central business district, business owners told me that he's very thuggish and rude. Last year, a friend of mine said that...

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    I've heard rumors about his ties to gangs. Although I failed to actually challenge him last election, I befriended a lot of new people in the ward. In the Belmont-Central business district, business owners told me that he's very thuggish and rude. Last year, a friend of mine said that his nephew I believe was involved in a shooting that occurred in front of his building. I definitely wouldn't doubt that he is somehow more involved in the crime in the ward than some people would want to believe. If Gutierrez wins the alderman seat, she won't investigate him nor the suspicious activity of his entire office. He refused to grant the Chicago Inspector General with the authority to investigate alderman without their consent. I wonder what he's hiding...

May 08

Updated May 10

I need to SOD my front Yard. Can i get some company recommendation if anyone has them.

I need to SOD my front Yard.

Can i get some company recommendation if anyone has them.

  • I literally had my backyard sodded last week and I'm so in love with my yard right now. I contacted a woman named Dana Lyons who owns Jaxy Customscapes (773-343-1148). She and her team did everything.

  • Karen - do you mind relaying what your costs were? I'm looking for a landscaper as well.

May 08

Updated May 08

ATF Officers

Dues anyone have any idea why there were dozens of ATF and police officers on the 3100 block of N Cicero Ave Sunday night May 6th?

  • They were looking for the guy who shot the ATF agent

May 06

Updated May 08

Traffic study on Long?

Is it possible to order a traffic study on Long between irving and addison? I am now numb to every single car & motorcycle driving thru, accelerating, and/or passing cars AT the stop signs. At this point the city might as well just take them down. They are absolutey, completely, and utterly useless. Can the Sposato "do" anything?

  • Agreed Tom - there is ZERO police presence, especially btwn Addison & Irving Pk Rd, where the elementary school brings many dozens more cars/buses twice a day.
    They have more police presence sitting in wait to nab drivers turning L onto Sunnyside from Central from 4-6pm!! That's nowhere NEAR the same level of public safety issue.

  • Weebis Politically Incorrect Thought Criminal

    It's not just Long. Crossing just about any side street is like playing Russian Roulette.

May 04

Updated May 06

Bungalow Addition

My husband and I live in a bungalow with a large, unfinished attic. We would like to build out the attic and add some bedrooms and a bathroom. We don't want to do a pop-up addition and would prefer to add to the upstairs in a way that would preserve the look and feel of our house. We are doing all this on a budget and we aren't entirely sure where to start. Does anyone have recommendations for architects or contractors that they have used? We have a few leads but are looking for a few more. Thank you :)

May 04

Updated May 05

Ultimate Frisbee?

Hello all,
Does anyone know of ultimate pickup games on the Northwest side? I've only found groups for Lincoln and Grant Parks.

Thanks!

  • Good idea , I enjoy frisbee @ Portage Park , never seen an organized game though

Apr 30

Updated May 04

Sketchy house on Byron

My wife and I moved in the neighborhood 2017. I live on Bernice near Lamon and share the alley with people whom Im sure are squatting in a frame house on Byron. I looked up the address and it was foreclosed on a year ago and is bank owned. I cant even count how many people "Live" there. There is constant traffic and what appears to be transactions happening. Physical fighting all times of night , banging on windows, and...

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My wife and I moved in the neighborhood 2017. I live on Bernice near Lamon and share the alley with people whom Im sure are squatting in a frame house on Byron. I looked up the address and it was foreclosed on a year ago and is bank owned. I cant even count how many people "Live" there. There is constant traffic and what appears to be transactions happening. Physical fighting all times of night , banging on windows, and overall bad activity happening. Police have been notified numerous times, if you live in the area you probably know the house Im talking about, this guy is by no means discreet. White males and females. Sickly looking. probably buying and selling drugs, I see the guy walking all over the neighborhood walking up to cars and walking back to Byron. I call the police like they advise me to do. Just wondering if anyone else is aware of this or has complained?

  • Tom Concerned Neighbor

    FDCMIKE - Just curious, who's your Alderman?

  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    Tom - the account has already been deactivated

May 01

Updated May 03

Carpool or carpool apps

Hi neighbors. Does anyone carpool to downtown from Portage Park? Does anyone recommend a good resource or app?

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    Car is less stressful with robbers and shooters on cta.

  • Definitely nice to have options, e.g., drive or public transportation. I do drive downtown almost daily and realistically have to allow 60-90 minutes door to door - which has been almost the equivalent (or even more) than the bus to the blue line to downtown.

    I too do not care...

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    Definitely nice to have options, e.g., drive or public transportation. I do drive downtown almost daily and realistically have to allow 60-90 minutes door to door - which has been almost the equivalent (or even more) than the bus to the blue line to downtown.

    I too do not care for crowds and have some medical issues and cannot deal with pushing, etc. When I was/or do take the blue line and trains headed downtown are a bit crowded when they get to Irving Park, I hop on one the other way and head to Jeff park or even Harlem and ride in from there ... at least it helps to usually get a seat ...

Apr 26

Updated May 01

Need a Plumber

Hi everyone,

I need a good, resnobale licence plumber, anybody knows One?
Thank you,
Terry

  • Had Jeff do work for me could not be more satisfied very reasonable senior discount.

  • Joe the plumber 773 575 7927 good guy reasonable

Apr 27

Updated May 01

City Utility Bills

New to the area and city living. I know the water, sewer, trash is billed every other month. Understanding that every household is different, anyone care to share their "average" bill for the water, sewer, trash?

  • Ugh. Man...was having a great, sunny day and then I'm reminded about the IL pension system. Thnx chi *wink*
    The legislators that created the overloaded mess more than 20 years ago have systematically dug us deeper in the hole (through 'creative finance' that bankrupted the coffers), and they made certain...

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    Ugh. Man...was having a great, sunny day and then I'm reminded about the IL pension system. Thnx chi *wink*
    The legislators that created the overloaded mess more than 20 years ago have systematically dug us deeper in the hole (through 'creative finance' that bankrupted the coffers), and they made certain to "protect their own" by writing safeguards into the IL State constitution; subsequent lawmakers have been unable to enact reforms so far.

    Hard to imagine how a $10 bi-monthly tax per household is going to help that mess -- like a Band Aid on a gashed femoral artery.

  • bellyer Information Security Geek, Beer Lover & Homebrewer

    My monthly bill for a family of three, plus two dogs, over the past six months has ended up between $98.00 - $100.86.

    For those who don't yet have meters, I really have to ask - why not? I have not met anyone who has not saved a good chunk of money once they switched from non-metered to metered.

Apr 26

Updated Apr 27

Replace existing deck

Looking for someone to replace my back deck and stairs.

  • Father Greg God knows what you did...

    Call Brian Lekic 773.656.7264
    - Great Interior/Exterior Carpenter
    - 35 years experience
    - Fast Quality Work
    - Fair Pricing
    He has done great work for us over the years... highly recommended.

  • Highly recommend Mike's Construction. Located in Portage Park. He did excellent work replacing my 2 story deck & stairs.
    773 777 7677

Apr 26

Updated Apr 27

Sun Fresh Market

Good morning,

Does anyone know what happened to the Sun Fresh market on Central? All of a sudden it is closed. Is this permanent or are they possibly remodeling?

Apr 22

Updated Apr 26

Casing the Street

Hello, I just watched a young man stroll down my street, block of 4800 W Belle Plaine, checking out the inside of cars and meandering around for a few minutes. If he comes back while I'm watching, is there someone I could call, instead of 911?

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    We need police now, politics should not matter.

  • PJ monitor

    Get there Plate number and description of car if you can, the catalytic converter thiefs hit 4200 block of Monitor last nite.

Apr 26

Catalytic converter thief

They are back !!!! 2 vehicles on 4200 block of Monitor got them stolen 2;30 am 4/26/18

Apr 19

Updated Apr 26

Irving Park and Long Street Closure

According to the city website, this is scheduled through 5/7. These closures are frustrating for everyone. However, when you choose to cut through the side streets and you get stacked up 10 deep trying to cross Laramie during rush hour, please don't think that laying on your horn will get the cars moving any faster. Perhaps sticking to the main arteries is a better option for you. Or just please have a little courtesy for those of us living on...

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According to the city website, this is scheduled through 5/7. These closures are frustrating for everyone. However, when you choose to cut through the side streets and you get stacked up 10 deep trying to cross Laramie during rush hour, please don't think that laying on your horn will get the cars moving any faster. Perhaps sticking to the main arteries is a better option for you. Or just please have a little courtesy for those of us living on the block and already having to deal with lines of cars blocking us from getting to our own homes. I realize it is pointless to post this as those who honking like psychos are not likely to change based on my post. Just hoping.

  • I'm by Lockwood and Dakin and it's very frustrating

  • My husband was nearly hit on Laramie when someone didn't stop at Byron. He had the right of way. OBEY the traffic signs please. And it is really better to use the posted detour. It is construction season people!

  • What are these street closures for? Seems like they aren't doing anything but they've been closed and buses rerouted for two weeks now.

Apr 25

Updated Apr 26

Good morning my neighbors

Enjoy the beautiful day

Dec 11

Updated Apr 24

Looking for tuck pointers

I need some tuckpointing work done, does anyone have any suggestions of someone I should call?

  • Big Oaks Big Oaks resident since 1979
  • Don't know if you found anyone yet but I highly recommend expert super seal roofing & tuckpointing company I've for a couple different projects in the past few years and they are great I usually work with Samuel he's pretty straight forward and is able to give you a written quote all there estimates are free here is there phone number 773-993-5668

Apr 17

Updated Apr 24

Neighborly advice needed!

Big thanks in advance to anyone who takes the time to read all of this...

So, we had our old detached garage facing the alley behind our house completely demolished and rebuilt almost exactly a year ago because it was completely falling apart. It's nothing fancy, but broke our bank and it works.

Less than a month after it was built, I noticed the first major ding on the garage door… Fast forward a year, and the garage door is...

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Big thanks in advance to anyone who takes the time to read all of this...

So, we had our old detached garage facing the alley behind our house completely demolished and rebuilt almost exactly a year ago because it was completely falling apart. It's nothing fancy, but broke our bank and it works.

Less than a month after it was built, I noticed the first major ding on the garage door… Fast forward a year, and the garage door is severely dented, dinged, warped and getting worse by the week. It is very apparent that our neighbor across the alley from us is using our garage door as a stopper when they back out of their own driveway. But, we’ve never received a visit or a note... no one has attempted to take responsibility for what I image to be at least a dozen pretty major impacts and who knows how many smaller “taps” at this point.

My husband has walked around to knock on their front door, but as the old adage goes: the lights are on, but nobody’s home. And frankly, I’m really worried about confronting them… If these people have no concern for damaging our property over and over like it’s some kind of joke, I worry about my two small children. What kind of people have such a blatant indifference toward their neighbors?

I called 311 and was sent to the non-emergency police line. The guy I talked to was sympathetic but said gathering evidence was the key. Once we have evidence, we can bring it in to file a report and go from there. I have an IP security camera ordered, but I’m worried our wifi won’t stretch all the way to the alley, my dad suggested hiring a private investigator – does anyone have experience with anything like that?

However this goes, I can’t imagine a good outcome. Either we’re total chumps that just take this beating or face possible retaliation. It’s a complete garbage fire either way. I guess I’m turning to my Everyblock neighbors for encouragement or any ideas I may be missing.

Thanks for reading!

  • Mike Bayne Dunning area New to the area and have 2 children.

    Those dings at the bottom are not from a car, because they are notched and a number would stop the tires from from doing it.

  • Well, we're on our way to finding out. Camera is installed and so far we've captured several alley cats and the guy that tapes flyers to all of our garages. Nothing nefarious yet – if the camera itself is a deterrent, that's fine by me! I'm pretty sure our neighbors saw it being installed. So far, I 100% recommend the Blink camera product. Super easy to install.

Apr 07

Updated Apr 23

Shots Fired

Anyone else hear & or report 7 shots fired at 3:10 this morning in area of Montrose & Lockwood. 911 stated there was multiple calls, but I did not see police activity afterwards.

Apr 12

Updated Apr 23

Well it's happened. Sears at Six Corners is closing.

Goodbye Sears store. My father-in-law still talks of their family driving up from the south side of the city to shop their when he was a kid. I wonder what will happen to the building. Now there will be two massive open properties in that spot.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-sears-closing-last-chicago-store-20180412-story.html

    Sears closing its last Chicago store
    Sears is closing its last remaining store in Chicago. Employees at the store at Six Corners in the Old Irving Park neighborhood were told of the closure Thursday morning, spokesman Howard Riefs said in an email. The store will close in mid-July after a liquidation sale set to begin April 27.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • toys r us is closing too, even the kids are effected with all these retailers closing down.

    so we are left with the following:

    no toys for you... just watch you tube

    google it

    order it on amazon

    uber eats

    I need a cleaning person

    I lost my dog

    the crater is here to stay

  • Weebis Politically Incorrect Thought Criminal

    F.Y.I, the Jewel at six corners has a rat problem.

Apr 17

Updated Apr 23

Helicopters flying around

Anyone know who the police are looking for in the area?

  • PennyPenguin Chillin' out on EB

    The phone store had to be right there,the address wasn't far from the restaurant.

  • Weebis Politically Incorrect Thought Criminal

    "Up and coming neighborhood " my butt.

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