23 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Scammers working the neighborhood

My 85-year-old mother (near 62nd & Mason) received a visit today from a guy who said his name is Mike Diaz and a female companion. He provided a phone number of 773-312-7675, but not on a business card; my mother wrote down his name and number. I've been calling all afternoon, but it just rings and rings -- no answer, no voice mail.

He talked about her chimney needing some work and some loose shingles on the roof, and said...

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My 85-year-old mother (near 62nd & Mason) received a visit today from a guy who said his name is Mike Diaz and a female companion. He provided a phone number of 773-312-7675, but not on a business card; my mother wrote down his name and number. I've been calling all afternoon, but it just rings and rings -- no answer, no voice mail.

He talked about her chimney needing some work and some loose shingles on the roof, and said he could come back the next day to fix it. All she had to do was give him some cash up front to buy the necessary supplies for the repairs. Fortunately, she told them she had no money and that her daughter handled that kind of thing for her. Unfortunately, she let them into the house for a few minutes. No harm done this time, except to my blood pressure level.

Talk to your old people and tell them to trust no one, no matter how "nice" and "talkative" and "pleasant" they seem to be, and not to let strangers into their homes!

  • A message to all senior citizens, DO NOT LET NOBODY IN YOUR HOME, BETTER YET CALL THE POLICE

  • A message that cannot be stress enough to our seniors and in general. There are some heartless people out there. People who get up in the morning to hurt other people.

    Be safe!!!!!!!

May 14

Updated May 15

Poppy Days for Memorial Day Weekend

Please donate when you see volunteers with Poppies.
These donations go (100%) to aid Veterans and their families - no donation is too small.
Thank you for displaying your Poppy proudly -- that shows your support for our Veterans that have and do protect us and our USA

May 14

Updated May 15

Fire around 57th and Newcastle Monday Morning

Anyone know where the fire was this morning during the thunderstorm around 57th and Newcastle? Seen heavy smoke and heard a lot of fire trucks.

May 09

Updated May 10

Apartments that allow Smoking

I am trying to assist an elderly man that smokes find an apartment . Any useful suggestions would be deeply appreciated. Thanks Everyone

  • The apartment building at the corner of 55th and Laramie. 5454 S. Laramie. My husband and I lived there before we bought our house. It wasn't very expensive and included heat.

  • Russ Bialon Tired

    Thanks Jean

May 02

Updated May 02

Old Checkers

I was wondering has anyone heard what might be in the space that Checkers hamburgers once occupied at Archer & Narragansett?

Apr 25

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo.

Is This Your Lost Dog? #Chicago #IL #Cicero (4700 block of S Central Ave) Male Chihuahua. Brown/Black. Call 773-586-3871. This dog is not for adoption - finder will only accept calls/from the actual owner. Found 04/25/2018. Cook County. 60638. To see this pet’s location on the Helping Lost Pets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pID=2298064 More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2298064

    Lost Dogs Illinois
    This is an album of dogs that have been found by good Samaritans.
    https://www.facebook.com

Apr 25

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo — with C...

Is This Your Lost Dog? #Chicago #IL #Forestview(4700 block of S Central Ave) Male Chihuahua. Brown/Black. Call 312-307-7226. . This dog is not for adoption - finder will only accept calls/from the actual owner. Found 04/25/2018. Cook County. 60638. To see this pet’s location on the Helping Lost Pets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pID=2298064 More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2298064

    Lost Dogs Illinois
    This is an album of dogs that have been found by good Samaritans.
    https://www.facebook.com

Apr 17

Updated Apr 24

Lost wedding ring, area of 57th and New England.

Someone has found a wedding ring, please knock on the door where you found it. Its everything to the owner!

  • Carlos Resident

    Good news, they have found it! It was turned in by one of our wonderful residents!

  • Alisa Rudowicz Retired legal secretary, mother, grandmother.

    Wonderful news!

Apr 22

Updated Apr 24

Housing needed

A 64 year old male needs either a room to rent or a small studio apartment. He is a smoker, no pets. He would need this by 4/30/18. Thank you

Apr 21

What's that smell?

Does anyone know what that odor is in Garfield Ridge at 5:45 a.m. on Saturday 4/21? It woke me up. Inside the house, I first thought it resembled a "wet heat" odor -- like an old radiator smell (but I have gas heat). Opened the front door and was hit with a much stronger smell -- almost like some garlic/onion/spice combination, but with a more chemical note. It stuck to my clothes in the 3 seconds that I was out there. I've smelled lots of foul things around here over the years, but this particular odor is new to me.

Apr 18

Apartment needed

64 year old male seeking either a small studio or kitchenette apartment in the Garfield Ridge area. Smoker, no pets. Needed by 4/30/18.

Apr 15

Moving help to Galena, Illinois

I need someone with either a van or a pick-up truck to help me with a move to Galena, Illinois which is about 160 miles from my apartment in Garfield Ridge. I have boxes and a big cat tree. This move would be on 4/27.

Apr 07

Updated Apr 09

Garfield Ridge library

Where was the Garfield Ridge library’s original location?

  • Daniel Ferone Home Owner

    I remember in the late 50's & early 60's it was a Library bus or van.

    Sometime later it was store front located on Archer east of Oak Park on the south side of the street.about 6743 S. Archer.

    Prior to the current location I believe it was at 6322 S Archer which became an eye doctor's office.

  • Many spots used bookmobile. One driver and 1-3 librarians. Would travel from location to another. They were fazed out in the 80's

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