37 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Residential Snow Removal

My 4-unit building a block from Belmont and Sheffield is looking for a snow removal company for our sidewalk, walk-up, stairs, side of building path, and alley parking spots/driveway. Does anyone have any recommendations? Thanks in advance!

  • DYO

    Chicago Alley Cats -- 312-505-1262 or info@chicagoalleycats.com

  • Try Mario’s Landscaping. 773-539-9282. We use for a similar situation at 6-flat condo. Pretty reliable.

  • Victor Perez small business owner

    Quality assurance contracting services llc
    312 885 1719
    Currently sending out several proposals for ever block members.
    Also, last season we took care of multiple every block properties, children's light house and all of Dream town realities offices and private properties.
    Hope to be of service!

35 hours ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Leaking Window Repair Needed

Does anybody have a recommendation for a good GC or somebody who can repair/replace the framing around a window that is leaking? The window is on the rear part of our home, on what would have originally been the back stairwell that at some point was fully enclosed and extended the length of the home. I have no idea how old it is. The weird thing is that it has started to leak today, about three days after the rain...

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Does anybody have a recommendation for a good GC or somebody who can repair/replace the framing around a window that is leaking? The window is on the rear part of our home, on what would have originally been the back stairwell that at some point was fully enclosed and extended the length of the home. I have no idea how old it is. The weird thing is that it has started to leak today, about three days after the rain stopped. Water seems to be dripping out from between the wood laminate wall covering and the frame. Not sure if it is coming through from the roof or what. Any names would be greatly appreciated!

On a side note I contacted one large company but they actually required all those named on the mortgage to be present in order to just give me a quote. I think I am capable of making a decision without my wife being present, as I know she would be as well. Not interested in a hard sell. Just a hard worker!

  • K in North Center longtime North Side resident

    Just used these folks. Not sure of their work long-term, but they fixed a window that other window companies couldn't fix and/or couldn't replace -- or the replacement cost was $2,500.

    http://apexwindowwerks.com/

Sep 27

Updated 40 hours ago

Injured goose

Does anyone know who to contact about a goose at belmont harbor missing a foot. It seems to be cast out of the group of geese all by itself.

I saw this yesterday but today saw just one in the water honking like it was in distress maybe the same one? Isnt it unusual for them to be aline?

5 days ago

5 days ago

Potential Missing Dog on Cullom??

I saw a little white dog (little bit like a Maltese mix) without a collar at Cullom and Albany, I waited around to see if the owner was lurking somewhere but no. I tried to speak to him and approach him but he was a little timid. He walked on to Cullom & Kedzie and seemed to want to get into an apartment building where I let him in. It was 4257-59. When I walked back he wasn't in the common area, so hopefully he found his owner.

If no, I'd suggest going over to that building now.

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

60614 / Lincoln Park US Post Office on Clark is Awful, Hiring Carriers Who Can Not Read

I have been calling the Lincoln Park/60614 center for 2 days. The recording says to stay on the line for the next available agent but then goes directly to an off-site "operator" recording that was not answered for at least 4 minutes before I hung up. I was not able to even leave a message.

Yesterday, the mail truck delivered a package on my front stoop in direct sight of any thieves walking by. Obviously, this carrier does not know...

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I have been calling the Lincoln Park/60614 center for 2 days. The recording says to stay on the line for the next available agent but then goes directly to an off-site "operator" recording that was not answered for at least 4 minutes before I hung up. I was not able to even leave a message.

Yesterday, the mail truck delivered a package on my front stoop in direct sight of any thieves walking by. Obviously, this carrier does not know how to read:

1. The sign on the door says to leave packages in the lobby.
2. The address label states to leave the package in the lobby. I now make that part of my address under the house number and street, above the "Chicago, IL 60614".

The package could have even been left behind the noticeable (to the carrier) brick hall wall by the door but out of street sight.

Then the carried LIED; the text sent to me saying it was delivered said it was "Left with and Individual". No, it wasn't. Yesterday, someone did answer at the carrier station just after 5pm saying they were closed.

  • At one time I too thought they were hiring illiterate carriers, mostly because we received so much mail that was not ours. I now believe the problem is that so many carriers are talking on a Bluetooth device while doing their route, and are not paying attention to what they are doing

  • old town 82 long time Old Town Triangle resident

    Always problems with mail in 60614. Call US Congressman Quigley's office (5th Congressional District) . Theres a staff member who deals with US Postal Service issues.

  • Carol K. in Chicago, IL Medical Coder

    Yes, I lived there for 23 years and mail delivery was terrible the entire time. It's not that they didn't see the message to leave the package in the lobby; they simply do not care. I had wrong mail delivered all the time and my mail was delivered elsewhere and...

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    Yes, I lived there for 23 years and mail delivery was terrible the entire time. It's not that they didn't see the message to leave the package in the lobby; they simply do not care. I had wrong mail delivered all the time and my mail was delivered elsewhere and I sometime received it up to a year late. There was no consistent mail delivery time and we would get mail delivered at 8:30 at night. That also happens at my new 60610 address, but at least we're more likely to get our mail and our packages are left inside.

6 days ago

Oct 11

Updated 6 days ago

Package Thief

Package was stole just 10 mins after Fedex dropped it off.
https://ring.com/share/6475734277667887018

    Ring #AlwaysHome
    Check out this video! I just captured it with my Ring Camera!
    https://ring.com
  • Artist girl Artist and Muscian

    I hope the police catch them. It is a very good image of the perp. Someone will likely identify them.

  • I just hope we find them and steer them in the right direction.

Oct 13

Oct 10

Updated Oct 12

Aggressive energy salesman

A guy was triple ringing the doorbell last night around 7pm Monday). He asked to review my people’s gas and comed bills. I opened the door and pointed at the sign above the doorbell that clearly stated no soliciting. His response was “what does that mean?” I told him I wasn’t interested. Then he seemed to be acting as if he was offended. Then he took an incoming call and remained on the porch. I told him to leave and he did so slowly. As he exited, he left the gate open. I then instructed him to resecure the gate, and did so while giving me a hard look. Based on demeanor alone, I wouldn’t give his employer a chance.

  • PennyPenguin Chillin' out on EB

    House-frau, more people read the print paper than you think. **Remember, not everyone lives like you and not everyone likes what you like.**

  • I subscribe to the digital version of the Trib, but they deliver the Sunday paper. Easier to glance through the flyers and clip coupons.

Oct 10

Updated Oct 12

Stolen Bikes (3)

Good morning,

Our three bikes were stolen within the past week or so. Please contact me if found! The police have also been notified.

I only have a picture of two of them (Scott brand, both mostly white). The third bike is lime green in color.

Any help appreciated!
Thank you!

  • M

    Thanks, Calliente! I appreciate that.

  • House-Frau Homemaker, mom, animal lover

    Those are pretty bikes! Where do u live&how were they stolen?

Oct 11

Updated Oct 12

Lost Kitten

Hi everyone - Our little grey and white kitten escaped this morning from Addison and Fremont. Kerri is about three pounds and fluffy. She is a foster kitten, so she hasn't been chipped yet. She is super friendly and loves a good cuddle, so if you see her, don't be afraid to pick her up! Please call if you find her, she's greatly missed already. Thanks so much! Randi, 916-765-5241

  • Good news, we found her! She had escaped into the stairwell and my neighbor had taken her in, then left for work. Thanks everyone for the messages. Luckily we got a happy ending!

  • Fantastic ... a special thank you to the neighbor!

Oct 12

Family Memberships as Tax Deductions

Looking for activities for your children in the fall and winter and also a possible tax deduction? Memberships to museums, zoos, and other 501(c)(3) organizations can be a great option. These can also be a great gift to family members for the holidays.

https://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com/2017/10/family-memberships-as-tax-deductions.html

    Family Memberships as Tax Deductions
    As the days get shorter and cooler, taking your kids outdoors might not always be an option. You may be in need of something to keep your kids active and entertained. Did you know that s ome or all of the costs of memberships to organizations that qualify as nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations such as the Chicago Botanic Gardens, Children's Museum, Shedd Aquarium, and Brookfield Zoo can be tax deductible.
    http://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com

Oct 04

Updated Oct 11

Missing street postal boxes

This may be a rant, but it's a big concern. I walked from Waveland to Belmont (and beyond) (10 blocks) down Broadway and saw only ONE street mailbox on Patterson. No boxes all that stretch and on the side streets. To me, this is disturbing that there are no accessible street mail boxes.
Where do people mail their packages and mail? I know mail sent is down, but surely people mail bills, greeting cards, small packages. Luckily I'm near N. Marine Drive and Waveland where there's a mailbox, but I'm afraid the PO will take that one away.

Oct 09

Updated Oct 11

"Grant Support"

Hello,
My name is Mrs. Brender Daye. I’ve been a Kindergarten teacher at Bateman Elementary located at 4220 N. Richmond a Chicago Public School since 1995. I am a very passionate, loving, nurturing and positive person who continues to LOVE teaching this grade level. It gives me great joy to see how excited my Kinders are when they try hard and do their very best, they can become great readers and mathematician! The looks on their faces are PRICELESS!
I...

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Hello,
My name is Mrs. Brender Daye. I’ve been a Kindergarten teacher at Bateman Elementary located at 4220 N. Richmond a Chicago Public School since 1995. I am a very passionate, loving, nurturing and positive person who continues to LOVE teaching this grade level. It gives me great joy to see how excited my Kinders are when they try hard and do their very best, they can become great readers and mathematician! The looks on their faces are PRICELESS!
I have Exciting news from Kindergarten room 109… we’re ready to update our class with a new “Smart Board” (interactive whiteboard system)! This school year (and for years to come), I want to ensure that my students have what they need to succeed, so I've created a request on a 501(c)3 charity website called DonorsChoose.org.

I'm writing to ask for any donations possible for my students - no matter the size (seriously, every little bit counts).
If you can't donate anything now, no worries... just share this information with anyone who you know is passionate about education. Your donation will have a direct impact on at least 24 students this year and you'll hear back from our class about your impact!
Here’s my classroom request:
Go to this link https://www.donorschoose.org/donors/proposal.html?id=2743674# or go to Donors Choose.org - Mrs. Daye. “Technologically Savvy in Kindergarten”
Please don’t forget to spread the word if you know anyone who may want to show their support for public schools. Please share our classroom page and contribute if you can!
Thank you again!
Mrs. Daye
Kindergarten Teacher
Bateman Elementary School
4220 N. Richmond
Chicago, IL 60618
budaye@cps.edu

    DonorsChoose.org: Support a classroom. Build a future.
    DonorsChoose.org connects teachers in high-need communities with donors who want to help.
    https://www.donorschoose.org
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  • Radhika I've lived in Albany Park since 2000.

    Come voice your opinion on safety in Albany Park, Irving Park, North Park, and Sauganash: Kedzie Center's Community Peace Event @ American Indian Center 3401 W. Ainslie. Today Wednesday October 11th, 3:30-5:30 pm. Refreshments, raffle, school supplies! Go to website Kedziecenter.org to complete the survey we will launch today. Translations available in Spanish, Arabic, Farsi, Gujarati, and Korean.

Oct 11

Found bracelet

On Wilton near Belmont CTA stop, it says Emma on it.

Oct 10

Lost keys?

Found these keys on the sidewalk in front of 3245 N Ashland Ave today on the east side of the street. One of the keys has e a snakeskin pattern on it. Message me if you lost them and I can give them back.

Oct 09

Updated Oct 10

Seamstress

I'm looking for a seamstress that can handle the replacement of zippers on a soft piece of luggage.

The zippers are in a 'U' shape and require about 30" of zipper for each bag.

Let me know if you have a reference and contact info.

Thanks.

Oct 09

Updated Oct 10

Storm Door Installation Recommendation?

I am looking for a storm door installation. Would like to hire a local business/handyman before resorting to Home Depot or Lowes (though I would also appreciate any recommendation for either of these as well). I am near Horner Park. Thank you

  • Suzy Thomas Realtor and founder of Realtors to the Rescue

    I recommend Theodore Lambiris. I'm sure he could do this. He is reliable and reasonable. 708-945-2019

Oct 09

MacBook lost

Hi
We lost a MacBook in lakeview somewhere near halsted and wolfram
It’s password protected and there is a reward for return

Oct 08

Updated Oct 09

Recommendations for cleaners

Hi all,
I live near Addison and Broadway. the last time I took a man's full length coat to the cleaners on the corner they charged $26 to clean.
I'm looking for reco's for cleaner that can clean (they all use the same solvent & techniques) a wool coat but for less money.
Suggestions?

  • We use
    CD One Price Cleaners
    4.6 stars (87) · Dry Cleaner
    2.0 mi · 2815 North Broadway
    (773) 296-0834
    Open until 8:00 PM

  • Barry-Regent, corner of Broadway & Wellington. Best dry cleaner in the city. Can't vouch for a lesser price. But worth every. single. penny.

  • SOS near the NE corner of Broadway & Irving. Jason and his wife run a great business. Been going to them for years.

Oct 09

Oct 07

Found koki bagatelle on Ashland & Diversey

Hi,

My husband found this bike bag on the intersection of Ashland & Diversey while on a walk just a few minutes ago (10/7/17). It has a plaid shirt inside and no name/id to match to owner. Is anyone missing this bag from their bike?

Oct 04

Updated Oct 06

Sirens at 3:20 am Roscoe Village

Anyone hear this? Know what is happening?

Sep 29

Updated Oct 05

HELP! Comcast upgrade to DOCSIS 3.0--modem or line problem?

Neighbors, can you help me? Comcast says my cable modem is too old and needs to be upgraded to be able to work with DOCSIS 3.0. I bought four different brands of approved modems, but none of them can get past the Upload light. My old modem was working prior to my changing it starting Wednesday evening. I called Comcast twice and we tried the modems, including my old one, but it is the same problem--is stuck on the blinking...

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Neighbors, can you help me? Comcast says my cable modem is too old and needs to be upgraded to be able to work with DOCSIS 3.0. I bought four different brands of approved modems, but none of them can get past the Upload light. My old modem was working prior to my changing it starting Wednesday evening. I called Comcast twice and we tried the modems, including my old one, but it is the same problem--is stuck on the blinking Upload and unable to move to Internet Connection. I have a service call but it is a week away and I need to have access, as I do some work from home. Any suggestions? I have asked some friends but they have no idea either. Has anyone had problems when moving from DOCSIS 2.0 to 3.0? THANK YOU!

  • mike Return Chicagoan circa 1996

    Felicia- Service technicians have a different skill set versus call center operators and the technicians cost a lot more. Many service calls can be resolved with out the need to send out a technician. I agree that it's extremely frustrating when the operator is just reading from the script but...

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    Felicia- Service technicians have a different skill set versus call center operators and the technicians cost a lot more. Many service calls can be resolved with out the need to send out a technician. I agree that it's extremely frustrating when the operator is just reading from the script but it wouldn't be cost effective to pay a technician to sit and answer phones.

    I'm also a bit surprised that the changing the connector was all that was needed. While they can fail, it's not very common. Hopefully you didn't get charged for it.

  • No, no charge for this one.

Oct 05

Studio 32 Is Open For Classes!

Excited to announce that Studio 32 at Racine and Wellington is now open! Studio 32 is a neighborhood workshop designed to be your go to space for any crafty project. Classes include sewing, crocheting, knitting, crafts for kids, halloween costume making and more. Please stop by say hi. We are open to whatever ideas you have or classes you want to see offered. Hope to see you soon!

https://studio32chicago.com/classes/

    CLASSES
    https://studio32chicago.com

Sep 27

Updated Oct 04

Dog Walker in West Lakeview

Can someone please tell me how much they typically charge and recommendations please? I think I found a good one already but just want to make sure we are not over paying for the service. We have a 9 week old puppy, not sure if rates differ based on that?

  • future alderman future alderman

    first you're a walker, then an owner-make up your mind! and all you dog-walkers please PICK THE WASTE UP!

  • Since when are walkers not pet owners? I didn't know you couldn't be both. First I was an owner then a walker though. Actually the first company I worked for wouldn't even hire people who didn't have pets. Now that I think about it is that even legal? Can you s
    Discriminate based on pet ownership?!

Sep 30

Updated Oct 04

Is this anyone's lost beagle?

Just found this lovely beagle in Lakeview at Janssen and Byron, 60613. It's a female, and she seems to be a bit elderly. She is all bones mostly, so I think she has been missing for at least a week. We have bathed her and fed her, and will call PAWS tomorrow. If anyone knows where I can post or if anyone has lost a beagle, Please call or message me at 404-673-0856.

Oct 04

Sep 18 2012

Updated Oct 03

Jury Duty

I've been called for jury duty for the first time. I'm scheduled for the Daley Center.

Can anyone answer the following questions:

Is there WiFi in the jury holding room?
Can we eat or drink in the jury holding room?
Should I pack a lunch or are we released to get something to eat?
It says on my summons that cameras are not permitted. Does that mean they will hold my smart phone all day because it has a camera?

Does anyone have any other words of advice?

(I really didn't know where to post this, so I picked Lake View since I live there.)

  • One tip is that depending on your place of employment, you may need to hand over the check to your employer in order to get the day off as a paid day. Check with your HR dept. Last time I was at Daley, 2 years ago, they gave an hour lunch. But seriously, if you can afford the time, I would encourage you to perform your jury duty service and not try some weak excuse to get out of it.

  • d3 NOH

    You can delay it 11 weeks automatically of the first time doesn't work too.

Oct 03

Oct 02

10 police cars on Wellington

Hi, I saw about 10 police cars and many police officers all at 1222 W. Wellington today between 12pm and 1pm. They were there for quite some time. Does anyone know why?

Oct 01

Oct 01

Sep 30

Want Garage to Rent Roscoe Village

Want garage to rent near Roscoe and Oakley
Call/Text 773-383-9550

Sep 30

Sep 30

Sep 28

Updated Sep 29

Missing Cat Buena Park

Please help us find our cat. Her name is LILY--she is a petite all grey shorthair cat. No front claws. Been missing since Sept 27th---last location Bittersweet Place between Marine Drive and Clarendon Rd

  • So glad Lily is home!!!!

  • Ah, Bittersweet. I lived at 757 Bittersweet Pl for 4 years in Chicago, my first 4 of 20.

    How is Cuyler just north? I'm sure all the young kids that grew up on that street hanging out at all hours of the night have matured and moved on. I left there in 2000

Sep 29

Sep 26

Updated Sep 28

Burger king on irving and clark

Selling mold with their original chicken sandwich buns today!

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

    Mold spores travel quickly through soft foods like bread, and may not always be visible. Not sure why you didn't request a replacement or refund

  • No time. Same reason I'm eating fast food

Sep 27

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    Remove existing roofing system. Install new roof. Install new flashing. Rebuild the chimney (approx 700 SF). All work same as existing. No structural work. Subject to field inspections.

    1843 W. Barry Ave. Issued September 25, 2017 Comment

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