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Where the heck are we supposed to park!?

This construction is really starting to get out of hand... now we can't have our cars on Damen OR Argyle? Where are we supposed to put them? Ainslie is a pretty short street, all of the other side streets are permit...

What are we supposed to do? This is getting crazy and it's been going on for almost a year now.

  • Joe Chicago Transplant

    nDrew534, What you are really saying is not that you don't have time, but that you cannot back it up because I am right. People of color? What the hell is that? Are you saying that it is whites on one side, and EVERYONE else-blacks, Hispanics, Orientals, etc., on the...

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    nDrew534, What you are really saying is not that you don't have time, but that you cannot back it up because I am right. People of color? What the hell is that? Are you saying that it is whites on one side, and EVERYONE else-blacks, Hispanics, Orientals, etc., on the other? Now THAT is racist. The honest reason behind the BLM movement is the free ride for those who don't want to work is almost over, so those who choose to live off of taxpayers-and yes, that includes YOU, can stand in the middle of the street and block those that do work, from getting to their jobs, and burn buildings and cars and threaten to kill all whites. That is a terrorist group that should be eliminated. That is not a racist statement, it is a fact. My wife is Latina, and I have friends that are black, and they all agree.

    As for the parking situation, yes I understand living in the city does have some inconveniences but some of them, including the ridiculous parking situation, is not necessary to the degree that it exists. Hawksfan, I am sure the ladies love it when you tell them you have to take the bus for your date, but some of us like to drive and don't like to be inconvenienced by giving non car owners rides out to the burbs because they don't want to own a car. I put up with the higher taxes, crappy schools, high city sticker prices, high crime rate, etc, but certain things like parking should be made easier when they can be. Someone mentioned Amundsen renting out spots. That is a great idea. When the city has a construction project, perhaps THEY can arrange for residents to get parking in a lot such as that while the project goes on. I would bet that would be a double win-the car owner would get a spot, and since the city would be paying for a parking lot rental AND a two or three security guards (one to stay in the lot, the other (s)to walk the resident home, I will be the projects won't take months on end to get done any more.

  • Joe Chicago Transplant

    Feel free to put my name, Joe Flatwood, down on the next mayoral ballot!

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Updated 23 hours ago

Neighborly Litigation (Chadha v. NPES)

Many on this forum talk about litigating, be it for some unneighborly thing or other. Well, here is your chance to read the behind the scenes workings of the Chicago Way in its entirety (link below - get some popcorn and settle in) and VOTE.

This is the culmination of 7 years of attorney fees and a waste of our taxpayer-funded court's time/resources, in my opinion, of course.

Link: https://chadhavnpes.weebly.com/appeal-brief.html

    Appeal Brief
    CHADHA VS. NORTH PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (CHICAGO)
    https://chadhavnpes.weebly.com

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    NEW 2 STORY DECK IN REAR YARD OF EXISTING SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE. THIS WORK REPLACES A REAR YARD ADDITION AND SECOND FLOOR DECK OF CURRENT PERMIT NO. 100639419. PLEASE REFERENCE THE DRAWINGS IN THIS PERMIT AS TO THE SCOPE CHANGE REPRESENTED WITH THIS PERMIT BEING APPLIED FOR NOW.

    4310 N. Wolcott Ave. Issued November 16, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    WHOLE HOUSE RENOVATION WITH NEW KITCHEN, MASTER BEDROOM, HALL BATHROOM AND BEDROOMS. WINDOWS REPLACEMENT. NEW REAR PORCH. DECONVERSION OF EXISTING 2 FLAT TO SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE. EXISTING USE: RESIDENTIAL / PROPOSED USE: RESIDENTIAL.

    4230 N. Winchester Ave. Issued November 16, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for new construction

    INTERIOR ALTERATIONS FOR A MEDICAL OFFICE TENANT BUILD-OUT ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF AN EXISTING 4-STORY BUILDING WITH 9-DWELLING UNITS ON THE FLOORS ABOVE.

    2324 W. Lawrence Ave. Issued November 16, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    REMOVE AND REPLACE OPEN REAR WOOD PORCH-SAME AS EXIST.

    1452 W. Cuyler Ave. Issued November 16, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    SOLAR PANEL PERMIT. ERECT A PHOTOVOLTAIC ARRAY ON THE ROOF.

    2165 W. Wilson Ave. Issued November 16, 2017 Comment
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Man Charged With Robbing Woman In Uptown; Also: High Bail For Violent Lincoln Park Shoplifter

...man grabbed a woman and choked her during a robbery last Sunday afternoon in the 4800 block of North Ravenswood, prosecutors said. 18-year-old Martin Ontiveros grabbed the woman near her home and took...

    Man Charged With Robbing Woman In Uptown; Also: High Bail For Violent Lincoln Park Shoplifter
    A Lincoln Square man grabbed a woman and choked her during a robbery last Sunday afternoon in the 4800 block of North Ravenswood, prosecutors said. 18-year-old Martin Ontiveros grabbed the woman near her home and took a purse, phone, and jewelry around 4 p.m., according to charges.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com

  • Jill H 38 years in Chicago, 19 in North Center

    Yup, agree.

  • Joe Chicago Transplant

    Mute, tell a PR that they are white and they will be insulted, although I am not sure why. They are proud to be Latino/Hispanic, & they should be. That is what God made them, just as God made me white so I am proud of that, and blacks should...

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    Mute, tell a PR that they are white and they will be insulted, although I am not sure why. They are proud to be Latino/Hispanic, & they should be. That is what God made them, just as God made me white so I am proud of that, and blacks should be proud too, as well as Orientals, and on.

    No, not a good way to get shot. Good way to keep criminals out of the neighborhood. If the person is legitimate, they should not have an issue with concerned neighbors asking them if they can help you.

    @Jill, how do you know the cops stopped him for walking while brown? Are you saying all cops are racist? I would rather the cops stop and ask him,. or myself, or my son, what he is doing, rather than turn a blind eye for fear of being called racist. Ask me what I am doing, and I will tell you what I am doing. I am not insulted, my son does not get insulted when asked either. Only time you will be insulted is if you are either doing something or get butthurt about being asked because you feel like you are poor victim by a racist cop. Get over it. I hope the cops stop and ask everyone especially young people what they are doing. If it helps lower crime, what is the problem with that? Same thing with stopping suspicious cars? I am sorry that your husband experienced that. If he was stopped for driving a junky old car, that is FINE. Let the cop stop him. If the driver is legit-we have all had hard times-then send him or her on their way, as they should have with your husband. If someone is driving a junker, and the cop stops them, and they are from 76th & Stony Island and don't have a real reason to be there, give them an escort out of town. What is wrong with protecting the area you live in?

    It comes down to, would you rather be a politically correct mugged victim living in a neighborhood with increasing crime because you don't want to actually keep bad activity out, or would you rather stand up for your neighborhood and have it be a peaceful, enjoyable place with good policing?

46 hours ago

4th ANNUAL WGN MORNING NEWS DRIVE-THRU FOOD DRIVE BRINGS IN 7,000 LBS OF FOOD FOR GREATER CHICAGO FOOD DEPOSITORY!

...this year! The five-hour event took place at the WGN-TV Studios located at 2501 W. Bradley Place in Chicago. Viewers were invited to stop by to donate canned goods and other packaged...

    4th ANNUAL WGN MORNING NEWS DRIVE-THRU FOOD DRIVE BRINGS IN 7,000 LBS OF FOOD FOR GREATER CHICAGO FOOD DEPOSITORY!
    CHICAGO, November 16, 2017 - The WGN Morning News Drive-Thru Food Drive held its fourth annual food drive this morning, with donated food going to the Greater Chicago Food Depository (and a portion going to Northern Illinois Food Bank). Over 7,000 pounds of food were donated this year!
    http://wgntv.com

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