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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR ALTERATION OF EXISTING CONDO IN MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL BUILDING A-2. NEW ELECTRICAL POWER AND LIGHTING DISTRIBUTION, NEW PLUMBING FIXTURES AND ROUGH. NEW ELEC. AC UNITS IN WALLS. NEW FLOORING, WALL FINISHES, CEILINGS, DOORS AND ALL TRIM.

    5052 S. Woodlawn Ave. Issued July 10, 2018 Comment

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Trains suddenly using their horns

Any idea why the trains have started honking in the past 24 hours? It kept us up all night. It seems to be Amtrak and the freight trains. This is the first time I can remember that they've started consistently honking while passing through Hyde Park.

  • I_want_to_know In search of solutions!

    I was told that last week a man was laying across the train tracks around 63rd street and had to be physically removed by the Metra police. He had stopped a South Bend train for quite awhile but supposedly there were no accidents.
    I am not sure if this is the reason for the honking though.
    Is there a pattern that the horns honk?
    https://www.quora.com/Why-do-train-engineers-blow-their-horns-in-a-certain-pattern

  • Yes! They woke me up several times Monday night at 1.30am, 3.30am and 5am. We’re 2/3 mile from train tracks and I never normally hear them. I assumed that they were doing work on the tracks and it was a safely thing?

  • They were installing brand new signals and working on things behind our building from Monday until yesterday afternoon (I think they might be out there again...I hear a lot of radio chatter). I'm not sure if they're doing it on a long expanse of track, but this is near 54th street. I believe that the all the trains are blowing their horns more so that they can alert the workers they're going to be coming through.

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Plumber Reccomendations

Hi neighbors! Our sink in our Kenwood condo has become separated from the counter top and now we have a bit of a leak under the sink as well. We are looking for a good plumber that services the area. I know I could call roto-rooter, but I always find them impersonal and very expensive. I think the leak is causing a severe buckling in our kitchen laminate floors as well, so flooring professional recommendations are also appreciated!!!

Jun 24

  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    INSTALL SYSTEM II EMERGENCY LIGHTS IN 4 FRONT AND 4 REAR STAIRWAYS. EXIT AND EMERGENCY LIGHTS IN THE BASEMENT. INSTALL BASEMENT COMMON AREAS LIGHTS.

    4720 S. Greenwood Ave. Issued June 22, 2018 Comment

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What is happening on Lake park and 49th in the Kenwood Academy property?

Construction heavy equipment and digging.

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Merlot, pinot, and chardonnay on tap with less waste the plan for Capitol Hill’s Footprint Wine

Sustainability is one of the strongest forces driving Dillon to open this business at 1222 E Madison, which previously housed The Growl Store, an inventive but ultimately unsuccessful beer venture that inspired...

    Merlot, pinot, and chardonnay on tap with less waste the plan for Capitol Hill's Footprint Wine
    Seattle is beer country with more breweries than any other city in the nation. Kenneth Dillon, a Seattle wine aficionado, has decided to do something about evening the score - and doing it with a new, more environmentally friendly approach. Dillon plans to open his own unique Footprint Wine bar and tap on E Madison by September.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

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Kenwood home two doors down from Obamas' on the market

...to restore this home over three years at a cost of over $4.5 million. 5026 South Greenwood Avenue has "7 bedroom suites, 12 fireplaces, elevator," plus a 40-foot ballroom and 6-car...

    Kenwood home two doors down from Obamas' on the market
    Live Broadcast WATCH NOW BREAKING NEWS Person shot during altercation at Bloomingdale mall WATCH LIVE BREAKING NEWS Person shot during altercation at Bloomingdale mall An 1892 house built for the Goodman family (as in the Goodman Theater), two doors away from the Obamas' Kenwood home, has been listed by @properties for $4.5 million.
    http://abc7chicago.com

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nautical2k posted 4 photos to Flickr:

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