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Updated 8 hours ago

Fence Builders

Hi Friends! Wondering if anyone has any recommendations for a fence builder? We are looking to build a horizontal fence in backyard as well as our front yard. Any recommendations are appreciated!

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

    Joe - I handle the "business end" of our business (outside of the hours I am at my "real" job), and Howard does the actual work.

  • Everyone is welcome to stand by what he or she believes. From experience, I would be very careful about relying on Angie's List. It's a business that purports to be trustworthy, yet it has no actual stake in the game; no liability if you select a service provider that proves...

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    Everyone is welcome to stand by what he or she believes. From experience, I would be very careful about relying on Angie's List. It's a business that purports to be trustworthy, yet it has no actual stake in the game; no liability if you select a service provider that proves to be sub-par, derelict, or a complete waste of time -- as in our case when we subscribed years ago. ...
    We learned from that experience. They play games with the ratings which skews the veracity of their ratings; they're unreliable.

    In the case of Ironman Fences and More, the owner and his wife both take care of business.

    Customer satisfaction and future warranty coverage are important aspects in the decision making stage -- especially if it's an installation you plan to live with for a while -- versus a property you plan to sell.

Jan 11

Updated 15 hours ago

Check out Chicago water quality

Watching @CBSThisMorning, interesting feature on poor water quality. Check out the calculator on EWG’s website to determine the quality of your drinking water. Here’s what the say is in our #Chicago tap water! https://www.ewg.org/tapwater/system.php?pws=IL0316000#.WldvgLhMGEe

    EWG's Tap Water Database: What's in Your Drinking Water?
    Look up your local water system to find out which pollutants might be of concern, and find suggestions on the best kinds of home filters to remove those chemicals.
    https://www.ewg.org

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Water line install pipe replacement Referrals needed

Hello, i'm getting a waterline install quote for a 3 flat in the Northside of Chicago. Looking for economical referrals if anyone has any. I've already gotten pricey quotes from Apex, and Parks Plumbing but am wondering if a smaller company can do better. Thanks everyone.

  • May I ask why the street to house line needs to be replaced? Is it leaking before reaching the house or having low pressure issue? When I replaced the lines in my building we did it from the point where it entering the house to all the fixtures and the boiler room.

  • Mike Goode Owner of Goode Plumbing in Chicago

    When you say waterline, are you referring to the water service? This is the line that brings water from the municipal main to your building. If that’s the case, then your choices among plumbing contractors is going to be more limited than for work that does not involve going into...

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    When you say waterline, are you referring to the water service? This is the line that brings water from the municipal main to your building. If that’s the case, then your choices among plumbing contractors is going to be more limited than for work that does not involve going into the public way, which is required to replace a water service. Depending on the current size and fixture count, you may we’ll need to go into the street, requiring a street opening permit among other things. I’m not certain of the age of your 3 flat, but many older buildings in Chicago have a 1 inch lead (or iron) water service which no longer meets current code. You will need to bring things up to current code once you expose it. We do not do water services yet-it is one of the very few services we do not offer (but are looking to in the not too distant future) but would be happy to refer you to someone. If you are looking for inside plumbing, I’d be happy to give you any advice or take a look at things if you’d like.

3 days ago

A Community Alert from Alderman O'Conner Nei...

A Community Alert from Alderman O'Conner Neighborhood Burglary Dear Neighbor, The 20th District Police has informed us that a burglary occurred Wednesday, January 17, in the 2900 block of W. Catalpa Ave. The incident occurred at some point during the day when the homeowner was away. Police report that in the area bordered by California and Virginia, Bryn Mawr and Balmoral, individuals are knocking on doors to find out if a home is occupied. Residents are urged to be on the lookout for suspicious activity and to call 911 right away. Remember, neighbors are the eyes and ears of the community and have proven time and again to be of great help in the apprehension of burglars. The next CAPS meeting for this area, Beat 2011, is as follows: When: Monday, February 5 Time: 7:00 pm Where: 20th District Police Station Address: 5400 N. Lincoln Avenue The 20th District has assured me that they will step up police patrol in the area. I will keep you posted should more information become available. Download pdf for tips on how to prevent home burglary. Sincerely, Ald. Pat O'Connor

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Jan 10

Updated Jan 14

Anyone's Child Go to DePaul College Pre?

My brother went to Gordon Tech in the 1990s and loved the auto and wood shops among other things. It is now called DePaul College Prep. My son is in the 6th grade and we are starting to look at high schools. A couple of items on their website alarmed me. One is that it seems that with the change to DePaul CP, they also did away with all shop classes. While my son wants to go to college, I...

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My brother went to Gordon Tech in the 1990s and loved the auto and wood shops among other things. It is now called DePaul College Prep. My son is in the 6th grade and we are starting to look at high schools. A couple of items on their website alarmed me. One is that it seems that with the change to DePaul CP, they also did away with all shop classes. While my son wants to go to college, I felt it important that he learn to work with his hands as well. It seems so many people go to college only to come out and struggle to find work. Yet I have a friend who is an electrician and he makes fantastic money, and has always been busy.

The other concern was, is DePaul CP a racist school? I see they have a Black Student Union, but none for whites! I do not want to send my son to a racist school since we are a family that is proud of what God made us (I am white, my wife is Hispanic) so we would not mind him joining a group of others that would share like minded ideas about their culture, as I am sure the Black Student Union does, but to have one and not the other worries me in that, this may be a school that teaches that some races deserve special treatment based solely on the color of their skin. Does anyone have experience with DePaul CP? Many thanks for advise. We have a couple of years, but time passes quickly!

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

    Or cook...

  • JoeFlatwoods Love my Albany Park Neighborhood

    No guilt whatsoever on my part.

    Yes these are both true. My electrician friend says that another complaint he has is when his customers go on youtube, assume each job is just like it is on the internet and then question his price, yet are unable to turn a screwdriver on their own. He charges $185 per hour for his labor rate, and even with overhead, that is not a bad living.

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Updated Jan 10

Never ending car alarm

Hi folks,

I wanted to know if anyone has experienced a never ending car alarm somewhere on Lawrence between Oakley and Leavitt. Today, I was woken up at 7am by this alarm, it is now 9:30am and it’s still going on. Tuesday afternoon and night it seems the same car had the same issue. The alarm went on till 8pm from the mid afternoon. I called 311 which connected me to the police they said they would bring a car out this was a little before 8am but obviously nothing has happened. Does anyone have any suggestions what to do about this?

  • I called 311 once for a car going off all night. They said the only thing they could do was put a noise violation ticket on it. Which wouldn't help get it turned off obviously. Another time was a neighbor's car that beeped outside my window everytime a car drove...

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    I called 311 once for a car going off all night. They said the only thing they could do was put a noise violation ticket on it. Which wouldn't help get it turned off obviously. Another time was a neighbor's car that beeped outside my window everytime a car drove down the street. It was going off several times a minute round the clock. I was starting to go crazy after a week of this. I finally put a note on the car explaining the frequency. After the note disappeared so did the sound. I think non nasty notes are the most effective. Unfortunately I don't think you can do anything in the moment because I don't think cops will tow the car. Unless you know how to get into the car and turn it off like that other guy!

  • JoeFlatwoods Love my Albany Park Neighborhood

    Google the battery location of the make and model of the offending car, and use a hammer to put a chisel or long screwdriver through it.

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Parking

Hello im looking for someone who. has a parking spot for rent in the Albany Park area. I live near montrose and kimball and parking is awful. I will be moving in March but staying in the same area. My budget is $50-100 per month. Thanks in advance!

Mauricio

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Updated Jan 03

Jury Duty 26 S California

Any tips, suggestions, thoughts? Never had Jury Duty there.
Thanks!

  • Been there twice but my panel was not called so it was very boring. If you're driving stay on Western and turn West at 26th and then South at California and you're there. There is free parking for jurors right across the street from the courthouse if you show your summons. TV in the waiting room. I brought my lunch. There is a cafeteria in the building and many Mexican restaurants in the area. You must go through a metal detector and empty your pockets or purse.

  • Bring your lunch. Especially if you get impaneled

Jan 02

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Updated Dec 30

Parent-Child Class?

Just moved to this neighborhood. Want to check out a Montessori school for my 14 month old daughter. Three blocks from where we live, there is a school called Montessori Gifted Prep. We toured there, but they are full. Thinking about to trying their Parent-Child class on Jan. 25 Anyone want to join together?

  • DQ

    Thank you all for the recommendations. I will definitely check out other options in the neighborhood, I won't go so far like O'hare unfortunately. I was just so amazed by how well children at Montessori Gifted Prep spoke both Spanish and Mandarin at this early age when I toured there.

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

    North Park is not a Montessori school, but they do incorporate Montessori principles for primary grades. https://www.npeschool.org/

    Keep in mind that not all children do well in that environment; ours did much better in a highly structured, competitive program

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Updated Dec 24

Stolen Black Chevy Suburban from Catalpa and Bryn Mawr

Alert of stolen vehicle Black Chevy Suburban, tinted windows. Three car seats and a baby stroller inside of truck. Was parked by Catalpa and Bryn Mawr, gone missing between 8:30pm(12/20) and 7:30am (12/21)

  • J

    Speak truth, Penny. And if we don't rally to speak up, folks like Ald. Arena and Jac Charlier will destroy what we have for their own political gain.

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    Who's trying to "gentrify" Jeff Park?

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Dec 06

Updated Dec 07

Black Cat Found

Last night a very friendly black cat tried to follow my husband into the house. I took him in because he seemed scared, so he's in my bathroom right now. Is anyone missing their cat? He's very friendly, sweet, and seems well fed so I don't think he's a stray.

- Adult male
- All black, short hair
- Not neutered
- Not declawed

  • Thanks for taking him in! I hope his owners are found soon (and they get him neutered!).

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Updated Dec 05

Does anyone want some Greek language pulp novels?

My mom's got a box of romance novels and such that I'd love to give to someone who reads Greek. We are at Foster and California.

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Nov 30

  • Northshore Adventist Academy reviewed by a parent

    North Shore always had wonderful and loving teachers & staff who guide the students toward excellence in character and academics. Amazing music programs and strong academics, the new principal has taken NSAA to new heights since last year.

    Northshore Adventist Academy (5220 North California Avenue) Published on GreatSchools November 29, 2017 Comment

Nov 27

Updated Nov 29

All kinds of police and fire rescue at the gas station at Lincoln and Bryn Maur

Does anybody know what’s happening they have crime tape all around it

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    Cbs = fake news! 5200 is foster!

  • Nobody died, sketchy character shot & will recover. Crime tape up to protect area for evidence recovery.

Nov 26

Updated Nov 29

Catalytic Converter Stolen - Eastwood and Leavitt

We had the catalytic converter stolen from our Honda CRV sometime between 9 PM Friday, November 24 and 8 AM Sunday, November 26 while parked on Eastwood just west of Leavitt.

We’ve seen posts about similar thefts in the neighborhood during the last few days and we wanted to make folks aware of this incident as well. We’ve filed a police report with 311. Now on the hunt for a shop to get the catalytic converter replaced. Any recommendations are appreciated.

Thanks

  • Thanks, all. Luckily we have comprehensive auto and just had to pay the deductible. We were referred to Gerber Auto by our insurance and they did a great job. Very responsive and helpful. We’ll be getting a catclamp installed.

Nov 27

Updated Nov 28

7-8 shots fired on Lincoln between Summerdale and Foster

Happened 40 minutes ago. I called the cops as soon as it happened. Cops out front of Summit Motel now with tape up. Not sure if there is a body.

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    Ive asked this before too and was told it was due to swedish not being a level 1 trauma center or something

  • smartypants Be Nice

    Thank you for the info. Chad. I feel like EB is the only place to find out about crime.

Nov 24

Updated Nov 27

40s actress home?

I can't remember the name of the Hollywood actress who owned a single family home on California at 5000N. It is on the west side of the street. I think she quit acting and joined a convent?

Nov 25

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