4 days ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Guy rings doorbell asking to speak about one of the politicians running.

Yesterday I had a gentleman ring my doorbell, ask for me by first name but said he is hoping for my vote? How would they get my name if the apt is under my gfs name? I didn't open the door but thought that was odd.

I am more or less confused, dont think he was malicious, but found it strange.

14 hours ago

Attempted Break-In at Saywer and Belmont - Avondale

Earlier this week (we think Monday-Tuesday), someone attempted to break-in through our basement door. They were able to get past the first door, prying open the lock, but were not able to make it through the lock on the second door (pictured here).

They did break off the center part of the lock. Unfortunately, we didn't realize this happened until yesterday as we rarely go in and out of that door.

Strangely enough, on Wednesday night I was sitting in...

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Earlier this week (we think Monday-Tuesday), someone attempted to break-in through our basement door. They were able to get past the first door, prying open the lock, but were not able to make it through the lock on the second door (pictured here).

They did break off the center part of the lock. Unfortunately, we didn't realize this happened until yesterday as we rarely go in and out of that door.

Strangely enough, on Wednesday night I was sitting in my car (not running, in park on the street) on a rather lengthy phone call and police came up to my car and asked what I was doing. Never seen them patrol this area before, wondering if anyone else has had break-ins and alerted CPD in the neighborhood.

2 days ago

Updated 14 hours ago

A woman was mugged at 3035 n Hoyne. The Criminal left her purse in a bathroom stall.

Some despicable, low life criminal stole a purse this afternoon. He then went into the public bathroom, dumped some of the contents into the toilet and floor. He left the purse in the stall. Probably stole the wallet with cash and cards. If he's not caught, hopefully karma catches up with him.

The victim got her purse back and thankfully keys were left in.

Completely fed up with criminals/thieves who target purses/backpacks to steal. Please be aware of suspicious behavior.

Thanks neighbors!

  • Description of mugger?

  • There was a Facebook post about this and my understanding is that it was not a mugging. The victim left her purse unattended by accident on a bench at Hamlin Park and it was stolen. She then found it with contents dumped in the toilet.

2 days ago

Updated 19 hours ago

Lost wallet

Hello! I lost my leather trifold wallet, close to the jewell on Lincoln and cullom. Please message me if you have found one !! Thank you :)

  • There was a posting on Next Door North Center from a man who found a wallet. It said to contact him directly through that app.

  • Was it Jason? I just messaged him. Thanks for looking out!! :)

  • Yes, that’s the one. I hope it all works out!

25 hours ago

3 days ago

  • Math and Reading Centers Are the Best!

    Mrs. Walsh is asking for $773.12:
    My students need a variety of (leveled) centers in math and reading to enhance their learning while I work with small groups of students.
    Jahn Elementary School Comment

3 days ago

    Tied House will open February 26
    "Tied House, the new two-level restaurant next to Schubas Tavern - the divey Lakeview music venue that hosts indie rock, comedy, and more - finally has an opening date: February 26. The interiors are a drastic upgrade from the razed restaurant that once stood at 3157 N. Southport Avenue.
    http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com

4 days ago

Feb 13

Updated 4 days ago

Dibs are not only Unappreciated, but Also Illegal

Hey everyone, I know with the snow this year it's a real pain in the butt to dig your car out from the side of the road. But dibs are tacky, unhelpful, and make our beautiful neighborhood look like a dump. If everyone who dug out a spot left the spot, there would be a spot for everyone who needed one.

None of us own the streets in Chicago and none of us can claim ownership of a parking spot on these public ways. I don't even park on the street, but if I see dibs I unequivocally move them up onto the sidewalk in an unobtrusive area.

Be a good neighbor - don't place dibs.

Feb 17

Updated 4 days ago

Shootings near Ridgeway and Milwaukee

There have been shootings in this area before, but this week on 2/15 and 2/14/18 a couple of cars, one being a black Honda Civic, with their lights turned off have openly shot at the house second to last from the alley near Ridgeway and Milwaukee. If I had to guess, it’s the house with the 2958 address that got shot at.

The guys that live at the location are bad news. They attract violence. I don’t know if the...

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There have been shootings in this area before, but this week on 2/15 and 2/14/18 a couple of cars, one being a black Honda Civic, with their lights turned off have openly shot at the house second to last from the alley near Ridgeway and Milwaukee. If I had to guess, it’s the house with the 2958 address that got shot at.

The guys that live at the location are bad news. They attract violence. I don’t know if the shootings are gang related, but I’ve seen drugs and guns at that location and now they are being shot at. It’s really scary and there are a lot of little kids in the area.

Does anyone have further info or has anything to add to this post? I want to contact the police and anything neighbors can add may be helpful.

Thanks

  • Avondale Logan Square Neighbor Avondale near Milwaukee

    Thanks for the advice CK. I’ve already started emailing the 30th Ward alderman and will go from there.

  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    To the post that suggested move , no! Why let this crime win.Be diligent and persistent and continue to call the police the alderman and especially your police district (25) commander.Something will be done.

6 days ago

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    replace front wood porch decking , railing and posts , replace windows same size and location on east elevation , replace siding with new fiber cement siding and trim , all work same as existing , no structural work , refer to field inspection.

    1923 W. Wellington Ave. Issued February 15, 2018 Comment

Feb 12

Updated Feb 16

Chicago's "Smart Lighting Project" is NOT smart!

Blinding LED streetlights have failed in NYC and LA, but Chicago keeps plodding ahead with first generation lighting. If you don't want your neighborhood to look like Fulton Market, call your Alderman and tell them you want warm PC Amber LED's in Chicago not "night game" lighting on your residential street. https://www.facebook.com/groups/155084901640186/
https://youtu.be/yCnBmM8UAwc

  • This is a prime example of how to not do campaigning.

    All Vicki ever does is to assume everyone shares her point of view so she tries to speak for everyone. Once that fails, she starts name calling and labelling, telling everyone that she’s right and everyone is wrong, that...

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    This is a prime example of how to not do campaigning.

    All Vicki ever does is to assume everyone shares her point of view so she tries to speak for everyone. Once that fails, she starts name calling and labelling, telling everyone that she’s right and everyone is wrong, that she wants to have intelligent conversations while everyone else is insensitive, that she’s a good citizen while everyone else is a troll, that her HPS lights are beautiful and everyone’s LEDs make the city look like Walmart parking lots and mosques. Once that fails, she resorts to personal attacks.

    All quality traits for someone that is trying to get people to support their cause.

  • reading thou this and having flashbaciks,

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b07-yKnKRMQ

Hello, neighbor. This thread was closed due to violations of the EveryBlock community guidelines, which intend to keep discussions informative, friendly and respectful.

Feb 11

Updated Feb 16

***REWARD***

***REWARD***

If any of my neighbors on the 3700 block of St. Louis / Bernard alley have video footage from Friday night and Saturday day (9pm Friday to 2pm Saturday, please PM me and I will gladly pay. Someone got into my garage, opened the overhead door and placed a piece of wood trim nails up on the threshold of the overhead doorway. The police will not let me file a report because I do not own the property and I saw the nails before I drove over them. Thanks very much.

  • Exactly, Jim. I should have driven over them so I could file a report to have when this nutter escalates

  • Carl Gergits Long time resident

    Sorry to hear that someone would do that. Good luck catching the goons......

Feb 16

  • Permit issued for new construction

    SELF-CERT: CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW 2 STORY BRICK AND FRAME SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE WITH BASEMENT, REAR OPEN DECK AND A NEW DETACHED 2 CAR BRICK & FRAME GARAGE PER PLANS. CURRENT AND PROPOSED USE AND OCCUPANCY ARE THE SAME A1

    2013 W. Fletcher St. Issued February 14, 2018 Comment
  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    CHANGE THE CONTRACTOR FROM PERMIT NO. 100634094

    1908 W. Wellington Ave. Issued February 14, 2018 Comment

Feb 14

  • I Really Want to Find the Answers!

    Mrs. Walsh is asking for $11525.35:
    My students need technology in the classroom for our many diverse learners. Many students need to research topics they are working on and other students can use these Chromebooks for listening and learning.
    Jahn Elementary School Comment

Feb 12

Updated Feb 12

Car key found

I found a Kia car key on Grace, just west of Janssen yesterday. PM me to identify.

  • Hi Cazh - I lost a key in that area over the weekend, but it's a Subaru car key. Just make sure the one you found is definitely a Kia? Mine was on a heart shaped key ring with a gold and silver key too, but it's possible that the car key may no longer be attached to the key ring. Thanks for double checking the one you have!

  • Hi Ashbash1013. Sorry to say the key has Kia written on it.
    Hope you’re successful in your search.

Feb 08

Updated Feb 12

Warning: car warranty scam

I just got a call on my cell phone from a guy who was trying to sell me a new warranty for my car because my existing warranty was expiring. It started out with a recorded message and then asked if I wanted to speak with someone. When I said yes, I was connected to a man who said he was with "Safecar." When I asked where he'd gotten my number, he said he didn't know because he wasn't with...

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I just got a call on my cell phone from a guy who was trying to sell me a new warranty for my car because my existing warranty was expiring. It started out with a recorded message and then asked if I wanted to speak with someone. When I said yes, I was connected to a man who said he was with "Safecar." When I asked where he'd gotten my number, he said he didn't know because he wasn't with the marketing department. When I asked what vehicle he was calling about, he hung up.

This is the number that showed up on my Caller ID: (773) 493-0935.

I will be filing a complaint with the FCC but wanted to warn everyone.

https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/beware-auto-warranty-scams

    Watch out for Auto Warranty Scams
    The FCC Consumer Center noticed an increase in complaints and inquiries from consumers who received calls about renewing their automobile warranties. During the calls, which are usually automated or pre-recorded, the consumer is told that the warranty on his or her automobile is about to expire and is instructed to press a number to renew it.
    https://www.fcc.gov
  • I'm still getting regular mail and phone calls for a vehicle that is 10 years old. Someone must be falling for this.

  • I've gotten mail for relatives who passed away several years ago, including an offer to be an Uber driver for my mom who never had a driver's license. Someone is selling old mailing lists.

Feb 10

Updated Feb 12

    Chicago Nonprofit InjusticeWatch Digs Into Judicial Candidates
    You're standing in the voting booth, staring down at a long list of people running for judicial positions, and you have no idea which candidates you should vote for. Now there's help: InjusticeWatch, a Chicago-based non-partisan, not-for-profit journalism organization, is publishing a series of investigations on local judicial candidates up for election in Illinois' March 20th primary.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com
  • House-Frau Homemaker, mom, animal lover

    As long as Judge Carol Howard is booted I will be happy. She’s the idiot who gave the woman who tossed her just-born baby out of a 4th story window “house arrest”. She is a joke and a travesty to the criminal justice system.

  • d3 NOH

    Maybe there should be an explicit campaign to educate voters on her.

Feb 12

  • Reading, Writing and Math, Oh My!

    Mrs. Theien is asking for $394.69:
    My students need these materials to succeed every day! The listening center will help my students learn to love reading and listen to some of their favorite books. Thank you for your support!
    Jahn Elementary School Comment

Feb 10

Updated Feb 11

LOST Cat - 100$ Reward

Hi everyone. Our forever outdoor cat Baxter (gray and white tabby on left in second picture) is still missing. We’ve never been able to keep a collar on him, he’s been neutered, not chipped. Small rip in left ear. Please be on the lookout and let me know if anyone has seen him. Please also take a minute to check any garages, basements, outdoor crawl spaces or under decks/porches, or basically anywhere a cat could sneak in to hide or get stuck. They are curious animas.
You may also call the number 773-407-6961 if you have any details regarding him or have seen him. A 100$ reward is up. Please and thank you.

  • We are a ways away but I will definitely watch for him and keep you in our thoughts. As someone who loves cats, it's easy to imagine how hard this must be.

  • Thank you all. We’re still holding out hope. I will give treehouse a call. We’ve checked with them to see if anyone brought a cat in like him but no luck yet. I don’t think he would gravitate to a colony but you never know.

Feb 11

Feb 10

    Taco Bell's Replacement on Addison includes Planet Granite Climbing Gym
    Here are the latest renderings of what will be replacing Wrigleyville's Taco Bell at 1111 W. Addison Street. The first level will include street retail to be determined, and according to Tom Tunney's website and renderings, Planet Granite Climbing Gym based in California will occupy the 2nd and 3rd floors.
    http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com

Jan 29

Updated Feb 10

Judges

Is there an organization or an individual(s) that compile a list of judges lenient or easy on crime that should not be retained or voted for? In view of so much crime committed by previous offenders a list like this would be very much appreciated by voters when heading to the polls.

Feb 05

Updated Feb 09

Good moving boxes for free

We moved over the weekend and have stacks of good professional moving boxes and clean wrapping/packing paper. Happy to pass them on to anyone who wants them. Any suggestions?

Feb 07

Updated Feb 08

    D'Augustino's Southport Corridor is being remodeled
    Don't worry folks, DAG's at Southport and Addison is not closed for good, just undergoing a massive remodel of the interior. Takeout and delivery are still available and construction should last 5-6 weeks according to Open Table's reservation system.
    http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com

Feb 05

Updated Feb 07

unreported recent armed robbery

There was an armed robbery in the 2300 block shared by Greenview and Bosworth. Why is that not reported here?

  • Betsy Pepper neighborhood resident

    It is called Nextdoor Sheffield.

  • OParker Native Chicagoan

    crime reports on this site typically lag behind about a week.

Feb 07

Feb 07

  • My First Day On The Job!

    Mrs. Theien is asking for $590.06:
    My students need pencils, markers, highlighters, sticky notes, a hole puncher, file folders and glue sticks for everyday use.
    Jahn Elementary School Comment

Feb 07

Feb 06

Parking spaces for rent?

Wondering if anyone has any parking spaces for rent near Mozart and Berteau. Parking can sometime be difficult and I get home late and a parking space would be a huge help to my daily struggles for parking. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Feb 03

Updated Feb 05

Parking garage

Recently I have come to need a parking garage in order to do some maintenance on my car, and store tools. Does anyone have a 1 or 2 car garage for rent somewhere nearby on a month to month lease?

Jan 30

Updated Feb 05

Frasca Closed

I saw the windows are boarded up and it says they are closed on Yelp! Anyone know what happened or what’s going on?

  • Southport Corridor Southport Corridor

    Remodeling :)

  • j Lakeview resident

    Real remodeling or a we went out of business, but won't admit it type remodeling? I
    wonder if it's a concept/name change, with the same owners.

  • Jeffrey Littleton Sheridan Park Neighbors Administrator

    Faux-modelling.

Feb 05

Feb 04

Jan 31

Updated Feb 03

Water heater annual maintenance

Anyone willing to share what they paid to have their water heater drained? I just called a couple of companies and they weren’t able/willing to give costs over the phone. Some had a call out fee that would be waived if I had them do the work.
Also, what was included in routine maintenance? Just draining the tank or more?
Any company recommendations would be gratefully received.

Thanks in advance!!

  • Chris T 10 year Lincoln Square/Ravenswood resident.

    @ Brian- when you said electric heater is that by chance a tankless heater?

  • Correct

Feb 01

Updated Feb 03

Vigil With Memorial Candles by DePaul Prep on California

Hello Everyone. I saw some teens with Candles making a Memorial in front of DePaul Prep on California Near Addison last night. I searched all over but could not find any news. So I decided to sign up on here to ask. I was wondering if it was a shooting or maybe a car accident? Thanks for any information.

  • There was a crash with shots fired. Two young men died on 2/1/2016. You can google it. Probably an anniversary vigal.

  • Hello Dave. Thank you very much for your response. That's so very sad.

Feb 01

Updated Feb 02

Dentist recommendation

Hi all, I live in Lakeview 60613. I have dental insurance imbedded in my Medicare program and I'm looking for a new dentist. My old one (Trambas) is not responsive to my calls.
Anywho, I have a list of providers so if you can recommend someone, pref. in Lakeview/Uptown, please do.

  • I've gone to this young lady once and was impressed. Convenient location, no hard sell (in fact quite the opposite). I suspect your insurance plan will mesh nicely with what this provider can offer you. http://www.chicagotoothfairy.com/

  • Update: My dentist finally replied and said that my Medicare plan only covers the basics like exams, cleaning and some x-rays.

May 20

Updated Feb 02

Former Dollar Tree at 3016 N Ashland

Now that Dollar Tree at 3016 N Ashland is closed, does anyone know what new business will be going in this space? So sad to see Dollar Tree leave but I guess they raised the rent and staying was no longer an option. Thanks.

Feb 02

Jan 17

Updated Feb 01

Where is a consignment store for vintage items?

Hi there, I have a couple of vintage fashion items and am looking for a consignment store. Not a consignment store for modern brand name clothing. Do you know of one?

Feb 01

Jan 28

Updated Jan 31

MISSING Gray Cat

Hi everyone. Our forever outdoor cat Baxter (gray and white tabby on left in pic) has been missing for several days now. We’ve never been able to keep a collar on him, he’s been neutered, not chipped. Please be on the lookout and let me know if anyone has seen him. You may also call the number 773-407-6961 if you have any info regarding him. Posters are up in the neighborhood around Gorden Tech (DePaul Prep) Please and thank you.

Jan 31

Man killed by accomplice breaking into North Side home among 4 shot citywide

Another stellar display of Darwinism! More good news, residents are all fine! This might even close a few investigations in Lincoln square .

Jan 30

Work on Election Day

Every voter heading to the polls on election day depends on the poll workers who get the voting booths up and running. You can make a large impact in your community this Election by working on Election Day. Serve your community and your democracy in the March 20, 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election.
Election Judges earn $190, Equipment Managers earn $340

For more information about working on Election Day visit: cookcountyclerk.com/work

    Work On Election Day | Cook County Clerk's Office
    Every election in suburban Cook County requires a team of Election Judges and Equipment managers to serve voters at the polls. These poll workers are paid $190-$340 depending on the position they work on Election Day.
    https://www.cookcountyclerk.com

Jan 30

Tulip (Halstead at Cornelia)

What's up with this place being closed since October? Anyone know what's going to happen to that empty space?

Jan 25

Updated Jan 29

Meat Grinder

Anyone know where I can find a "gently used" meat grinder? Anyone have one they're looking to rid of or know a restaurant/kitchen store that sells them used? Husband wants to play around with it, we don't want spend too much $$ right off the bat.

Jan 28

Updated Jan 29

Get locking lug nuts!

Another victim unfortunately. This is Cullom and St Louis.

Jan 19

Updated Jan 28

Bad Gas

So apparently I've put "bad contaminated" gas in my car TWICE now...not returning to the same station as the first time...does anyone else experience this in our area?!

What stations do you trust...!? HELP!

  • I find that the former Citgo, now Marathon on Pulaski, just south of Belmont always has low prices.

  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    New Clark Station at Long and Diversey has regular for $2.69per gal.All new owners too.

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