39 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

City sticker question

I have a question regarding fees for people who go to buy a city sticker years after they should have. I can’t seem to find a response in faq sections regarding this topic! Can you help?

My friend went to buy a city sticker for his car recently but was told he’d need to pay 3 yrs retroactive of city sticker prices because he’d lived in the city w/this car for 3 yrs w/o buying a sticker meaning there wasn’t...

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I have a question regarding fees for people who go to buy a city sticker years after they should have. I can’t seem to find a response in faq sections regarding this topic! Can you help?

My friend went to buy a city sticker for his car recently but was told he’d need to pay 3 yrs retroactive of city sticker prices because he’d lived in the city w/this car for 3 yrs w/o buying a sticker meaning there wasn’t just a fee for not buying the sticker 3 yrs ago but a few PLUS 3 yrs of whatever the sticker cost is.

Is that right? This policy deters anyone from trying to do the right thing. He would of paid the fee but to ask him to pay yrs worth of stickers just made him walls out the door and buy nothing.

  • That’s true they make you buy any stickers that you missed plus a late fee for each one

  • That's true had my car sticker from a chicago suburb decided to purchase a chicago sticker costed me 0ver $300.00.

33 hours ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Concrete stair repair and iron railing repainting contractors

I saw a post on this same topic from 2014, but was looking for more up to date information. I am looking for a contractor to do concrete repair on the front steps of my house. Specifically, I have a crack and separation along the base of the first riser at the walkway (see photo). Other than this there is no major problems with the concrete. Ultimately, what I would like to have done is crack repair, new parge coat, and iron railings prep and paint. Looking for suggestions on contractors used for similar projects in my area. Thanks in advance.

  • Ken Most interesting man in the world

    anything they use to fill the separation will fall out eventually. short of replacing sidewalk fill with a good flexible material.

  • Thanks Ken. That’s why I’m looking for a contractor to give me some guidance as to whether it should be patched or if the walkway should be mud-jacked or some other magic that would give me a lasting repair. I appreciate your response. Thanks again.

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Updated 5 days ago

Volleyball leagues around here?

Are there any indoor leagues around portage park or belmont cragin?

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Apr 14

Updated 6 days ago

Shootings on Belmont Ave

I am posting this because of my grave concern for the area on the S. end of Portage Park and the N. Side of Belmont Cragin. Between March 5 and April 5, 3 shootings occurred between Long and Central on Belmont Ave where several pedestrians and vehicles were present and most businesses were still open. Gun shell casings were recovered at one of the shootings and the last shooting on April 5, a shot fired through the Laundry Mat window...

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I am posting this because of my grave concern for the area on the S. end of Portage Park and the N. Side of Belmont Cragin. Between March 5 and April 5, 3 shootings occurred between Long and Central on Belmont Ave where several pedestrians and vehicles were present and most businesses were still open. Gun shell casings were recovered at one of the shootings and the last shooting on April 5, a shot fired through the Laundry Mat window at 2pm in the afternoon. It has been pure luck that no one has not been shot and killed. Business owners attended a Business CAPS meeting for the area and the police were notified that at least 2 businesses had captured the incidents on video surveillance. Not one officer responded to check the recordings. We were told that if there was no victim then there is no crime. I don't know about any of you but I think this is absurd. All 3 shootings happened in Alderman Reyboras's ward who is in charge of public safety for the entire city. These incidents bordered Alderman Santiago and Alderman Villegas' wards. The ward boundaries run through the middle of Belmont Ave. Gerrymandering at its finest. The two police districts also run down the middle of Belmont Ave, the 16th district being on the N. side of Belmont and the 25th police district being on the S. side of Belmont. I am reaching out to the bordering wards to insist on more beat/bike patrols for the area and insist that the police review tapes to try to identify the criminals even when there has been no direct victim. I am also asking for residents to please call Ald. Reyboras's office as well as Ald., Santiago and Villegas. If any adjacent neighborhoods/wards think that this isn't going to crawl through the ward boundaries they are sorely mistaken. Our area, the Belmont Central corridor has been hit hard with robberies, vandalism and shootings. We need our neighbors to step in and help. Ward 30 Reyboras, 773-794-3095, Ward 31 Santiago 773-278-0031, Ward 36 Villegas 773-745-4636.

  • Kelly~ a few years back there were shots fired at Lockwood/Drummond by the park at 5pm. Witnesses too, but no "victim" When I went to the CAPS meeting this incident wasn't even in the report! When I asked why,I was told the same thing......no victim, no report taken. WTF! I will contact Millys this week & altho I'm not in the other wards, will call them as well. Keep up the good work

  • I have a friend who lives near Belmont and Laramie. I feel considerably less safe going to visit him and his family today than I did several years ago, His garage has been burglarized 2X in the last 2 years for starters. When I do visit them I don't drive...

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    I have a friend who lives near Belmont and Laramie. I feel considerably less safe going to visit him and his family today than I did several years ago, His garage has been burglarized 2X in the last 2 years for starters. When I do visit them I don't drive there for fear of my car being vandalized...or worse.

    To the law abiding citizens of nearby Portage Park and Belmont Cragin: Be vigilant but be careful. Be ware of your surroundings. And most importantly, if you see something, say something. Don't allow the criminals/gangbangers to rule your neighborhood.

Jan 03

Updated Apr 15

Adoptive Home Wanted

I am looking for an adoptive forever home for my back gate cat. Why not keep her, you ask. Because I have my cats and if they do not accept her than I have no place for her. I also have dogs and a bird (all on different levels of the house). This cat will NOT be free. The money needed will be used for her vet bills. What I am proposing is that she goes from my alley, to...

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I am looking for an adoptive forever home for my back gate cat. Why not keep her, you ask. Because I have my cats and if they do not accept her than I have no place for her. I also have dogs and a bird (all on different levels of the house). This cat will NOT be free. The money needed will be used for her vet bills. What I am proposing is that she goes from my alley, to the vet, to your home. She, I say she but that is my impression, has recently become friendly with the extreme cold. I am now able to pet her but she has never been at a vet or in a home that I know of. She will need to be spayed/neutered, tested for feline leukemia/fiv, and worm tested. Portage Park animal hospital accepts the Friends of Animals certificates for reduced spay/neuter, unless you have a relationship with another vet of your choice, or my vet. I am not working and will do a Go Fund Me page to save her if needed.

Anyone who wants to help me save a life can respond to this post. I will supply an email address once I see any responses. I don't currently have a picture but if I can get one I will add it.

  • This is so wonderful. Thank you for getting him off the streets. Hopefully he does well and is able to adjust. Will you be able to visit him/her?

  • I said I would call and check in. He is the second cat I have taken to this shelter. I don't know if my heart can take visiting him. I don't believe that cats are truly "feral". The "feral" cats that I feed come out when they see/hear me and...

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    I said I would call and check in. He is the second cat I have taken to this shelter. I don't know if my heart can take visiting him. I don't believe that cats are truly "feral". The "feral" cats that I feed come out when they see/hear me and they are starting to meow too. They don't run when I put food out in front of them. That isn't feral. I said in one of my other posts that we don't call homeless people feral. Homeless animals, even animals born homeless, can come around to the right person. They can sense who is kind and are afraid because of how they are treated by some cruel people.

    I appreciate all the nice comments but I don't put these comments up for that. I just want people to know that it can be done.

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Apr 14

  • Chromebooks for Creativity!

    Ms. Cabrera is asking for $1692.27:
    My students need Chromebooks to complete assignments at their level, research topics of their choice and use google docs for writing.
    Mary Lyon School Comment

Apr 13

Finally Safe

I finally got the cat from my post (months ago) into a shelter today.

Apr 08

Updated Apr 12

Sidewalks Need to be Repaved

Does anyone know who is responsible for repaving the side walks here in the city? Some of the sidewalks in my neighborhood are in terrible shape and I wasn't sure if this is something that the city or the owner of the residence is in charge of getting fixed.

Thanks in advance.

  • Concrete used to be about $100 a yard, but that was about 10 years ago, there's a formula U use, by length x depth x thickness, so it depends on how much the City pays for it, vs. how much needs to be laid!!!

  • Also, U can't just hire someone to come out lay concrete and expect the City to pay half of the Bill, the City will tell U to go Scratch!!! U have to through their shared programming to be eligible for the Discounted Price! But if U really want it for...

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    Also, U can't just hire someone to come out lay concrete and expect the City to pay half of the Bill, the City will tell U to go Scratch!!! U have to through their shared programming to be eligible for the Discounted Price! But if U really want it for free, Try NBC 5 investigates to put a flame under the City's A-s in an effort to have Ur problem rectified!!! Also, Denise, that rate seems very low to me, don't forget when U do Concrete, U have to pay Laborers, Concrete finishers, time the concrete truck stands idle, etc., So it's going to be a little more than just by the sq. Footage, plus they only sell it by the Yard that I know of!!! You can try googling a concrete place and ask them, like Zinga to give U a better quote if this helps, U may actually need a permit as well if U plan on ripping up the Concrete Yourself, & don't forget disposal fees!!!!

Apr 11

  • Chromebooks for 1:1

    Ms. Theall is asking for $808.80:
    My students need 4 Chromebooks to help provide rigorous and differentiated instruction.
    Mary Lyon School Comment

Apr 09

Updated Apr 10

2 Pitbulls Running Loose Fullerton/Parkside/Major/Belden

2 Brindle Pitbulls are loose. Last seen on Belden going towards Austin. Had gray collars. They were Brindle, brown/gray, from what I saw. Obviously you would know if they are yours. Please people. These dogs will be killed if they are taken in and not claimed. TAKE CARE OF YOUR PETS.

  • Please let us know when they were sighted. Date, time.
    That helps the owners know when and possibly how they got out.
    Hope the owners step up!

  • April 9th, approximately 2:45 - 3:00. I don't know what happened to them after they ran off. I called the area police station to alert them that the dogs were running loose and posted here. That was all I could think of. Around here this stuff is seen all the time.

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5760 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60634 posted 1 photo to Fotella:

Apr 03

Burglaries reported across Northwest Side

5800 block of West Belmont Avenue, about 10 p.m. on March 7

This article has 4 other Chicago locations (Show)

6400 block of N. Caldwell Avenue between March 24 and 31

5300 block of N. Cumberland Avenue between 9:30 p.m. on March 25 and 10 a.m. the next day

4800 block of N. Austin Avenue about midnight on March 31

5400 block of N. Harlem Avenue between 4 p.m. on March 31 and 7 a.m. on April 2

    Burglaries reported across Northwest Side
    A series of burglaries have happened in the same area recently.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Mar 30

Updated Mar 31

    Lost Dog Dunning, Chicago, Illinois, IL, United States - L43369
    Lost Wednesday March 28th 2018: Pet Dog in Dunning, Chicago, Illinois, IL, United States | Lost & Found Ref# L43369
    https://www.critteralert.com

Mar 30

Updated Mar 31

Vandalism

Both side mirrors were broken on a car belonging to our house. Anyone have this happen around here? I am wondering if it was random or if someone offended a "neighbor", or took their parking spot, and the car was targeted.

  • Jesica Ramos Just one of the neighbors

    my mirror was broke off the 2 nights ago overnight on the 4100 block of Richmond

  • Thanks. I am a bit out of that area but thanks for commenting. Since it was both mirrors on ours I am guessing it was done on purpose. We could use a street camera on this block.

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Mar 29

LOST female tan/white young dog named blondie

Blondie escaped last night from our yard by newport and mobile at 7pm was last seen at addison and Narragansett at 715pm but ran from people trying to catch her. She is shy but friendly and scared. Please help us find her and get her home.

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Updated Mar 13

Venting - Stolen From Alley

I have a small table in the alley that I use as a canopy for the abandoned cats' food and water. I have seen people try and walk off with it before. I called to them that it was mine and to bring it back. Yesterday someone removed the legs (which were like PVC pipes) and threw the top and the rock I use for weight on the ground. People are such (fill in the blank). There is no reason to steal four pieces of plastic tube that was obviously of use to someone else. Whoever took them I would like to tell you where to stick them.

  • Hi DebbieM,

    I trap in a carrier. I trapped him once already and I took him to a shelter where he was rejected. They opened the carrier in the front office and he freaked out. I was told he was a liability. My hope is to get him in another...

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    Hi DebbieM,

    I trap in a carrier. I trapped him once already and I took him to a shelter where he was rejected. They opened the carrier in the front office and he freaked out. I was told he was a liability. My hope is to get him in another shelter where I took a cat in a similar situation, which ended well. They don't have a waiting list. You have to catch them when they have an opening. I do have cats (all indoors all the time) and dogs. That is why I can't keep this little guy. Since I caught him once, and let him down, I am kind of worried about doing it again.

  • Hi Helpful,

    If you've "tricked" him once, you probably won't get him into a carrier again. The humane trap is your best bet. It gives you more control.

Mar 10

Raffle Ticket for a $500 Parisian-esque Getaway in Chicago

Friends! I stopped by at the French Alliance this past week and got myself a chance and friends at winning $500 worth of gifts from 22 possibilities! I want to keep this all to myself but my friend showed this to me, so I want to pass on the chance to win! I sure would love to win ANY of them. We just had to buy a $5 raffle ticket to win any of the $500 value prizes

Explore https://www.af-chicago.org/event/1656...

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Friends! I stopped by at the French Alliance this past week and got myself a chance and friends at winning $500 worth of gifts from 22 possibilities! I want to keep this all to myself but my friend showed this to me, so I want to pass on the chance to win! I sure would love to win ANY of them. We just had to buy a $5 raffle ticket to win any of the $500 value prizes

Explore https://www.af-chicago.org/event/1656 and rush NOW to get your ticket on-line on www.raffles.ticketprinting.com/?r=7083

1. Grand prix! Parisian Getaway in Chicago: One night at the Sofiitel Chicago Magnificient Mile, two breakfasts and a $50 gift certificate for the Café des Architectes. Est. value: $500.
2. VIP Package - Opéra Atelier: Est. value: $500 each.
3. Dinner with the French Consul
4. Lunch with Jack McCord and Aimée Laberge Alliance Française Director, and, Director of Programs
5. Bistro 6050 Gift certificates: Two $25 gifts for this cuisine with no borders snack destination

and many more!!!

    Event - Franco Raffle | Alliance Française de Chicago
    Explorez ses cultures ici à Chicago pendant le Festival de la Francophonie / French World Festival. Redécouvrez la langue de Molière, mais aussi de Senghor ou de Beckett. Célébrez le monde entier avec nous en mars -- sa cuisine, sa littérature, sa musique, son cinéma et plus encore!
    https://www.af-chicago.org

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Mar 08

  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    ADD ONE OUTLET IN BEDROOM NUMBER 2 FROM BED 1 , 2ND FLOOR, TIE IN TO OTHER OUTLET IN BEDROOM ONE.PIPE AND WIRE . REMOVE 5 OLD BX IN BASEMENT AND 2ND FL BEDROOMS.

    3000 N. Menard Ave. Issued March 6, 2018 Comment

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Mar 05

Dunning school plans

I discovered a link that might shed a little light on the City's 2003's plans for the school.

https.chicago.curbed.com If you have trouble with the link, skip the . after chicago

    Chicago homes, neighborhoods, architecture, and real estate | Curbed Chicago
    Every aspect of living in Chicago, for people who care about their city, their streets, and their homes.
    https://chicago.curbed.com

Mar 02

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