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Helicopters Harlem Ave ???

Does anyone know what is going on with all the helicopters in the Harlem/Addison area? I heard plenty of sirens as well as helicopters flying above.

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Updated 44 hours ago

Police Activity

Does anyone know why there are three helicopters stationary and circling between Shabbona Park and Harlem? There are also police cars on every corner.

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When Are Property Taxes Due?

I was just on the Cook County Property Tax Portal and noticed they've already posted the 2017 tax bill. By my recollection, six months from the last payment (September 1st, 2017) is March 1st, 2018. Does that mean they expect their blood money February 1st? What happened to the sixth month?

  • Maybe they were posted early to accommodate those who wanted to pay their real estate taxes ahead of time in order to claim them as a federal tax deduction (for the last time, I think).

  • My thoughts at first, but it seems the information was just posted this month, January 2018. Thus, missing the deadline for filing in 2017.

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Jan 06

Suburban Man Arrested for Running 'Rolling Drugstore'

Police say that Martinez was stopped in the 3300 block of Harlem after passing several vehicles in a lane used for parked vehicles. He was unable to produce a driver’s license, which police say has been revoked after four previous DUI convictions.  

    Suburban Man Arrested for Running 'Rolling Drugstore'
    A suburban man was arrested after police say he was found driving a "rolling drugstore" on Friday afternoon. 40-year-old Ponciano Martinez of Romeoville was arrested by Riverside police on numerous felony charges after authorities say they found cocaine and cannabis in a vehicle that he was driving.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

Jan 06

Riverside police find crack, scale, baggies inside Victoria's Secret bag, laced brownies in car

Shortly after 1 p.m., officers spotted a southbound 2009 Buick in the 3300 block of Harlem Avenue. The driver was driving in a lane used for parking and was passing vehicles on the right for several blocks, police said.

    Riverside police find crack, scale, baggies inside Victoria Secret's bag, laced brownies in car
    A man who may have been hoping that a "Victoria's Secret" bag would keep his secrets safe from police was pulled over by Riverside officers who discovered crack cocaine and a scale in the pink gift bag, police said. Shortly after 1 p.m., officers spotted a southbound 2009 Buick in the 3300 block of Harlem Avenue.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jan 06

Riverside police find crack, scale, baggies inside Victoria Secret's bag, laced brownies in car

Shortly after 1 p.m., officers spotted a southbound 2009 Buick in the 3300 block of Harlem Avenue. The driver was driving in a lane used for parking and was passing vehicles on the right for several blocks, police said.

    Riverside police find crack, scale, baggies inside Victoria Secret's bag, laced brownies in car
    A man who may have been hoping that a "Victoria's Secret" bag would keep his secrets safe from police was pulled over by Riverside officers who discovered crack cocaine and a scale in the pink gift bag, police said. Shortly after 1 p.m., officers spotted a southbound 2009 Buick in the 3300 block of Harlem Avenue.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jan 03

One look at why and how zoning has become a focus of property owners.

If this is not behind a pay wall, here's a think piece about how property owner opinions on their rights to have a say in community development evolved. While it doesn't set out to change anybody's opinion, having it in mind helps me understand why I hold certain value judgments. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/03/upshot/zoning-housing-property-rights-nimby-us.html?comments#permid=25419406

    How 'Not in My Backyard' Became 'Not in My Neighborhood'
    In Seattle, the neighbors don't want apartments for formerly homeless seniors nearby. In Los Angeles, they don't want more high-rises. In San Jose, Calif., they don't want tiny homes. In Phoenix, they don't want design that's not midcentury modern.
    https://www.nytimes.com

Jan 03

Dec 30

Updated Jan 01

A CAT was missing

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Dec 31

Updated Dec 31

Automatic Water Bill Payments.

I noticed the City of Chicago has a website where you can view your water bill, make payments , and register for automatic bill payment. Does anyone out there do this and if not, would you trust the city or any city contractor with your banking info?

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

    I've been paying our water bill online for many years; never had an issue. I also pay our property taxes online; had problems twice paying in person

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Updated Dec 18

AirBNB Cleaning

Is anyone in the area interested in making some money doing some sporadic AirBNB cleaning? It's roughly 30 minutes of work a couple times a month. I'd offer $25 to someone I can trust to stop by and clean.

Unfortunately, there is usually only 1-3 days notice and the cleaning has to be done between 11:00am-2:00pm.

Addison & Central

  • Greetings,

    I live right off of Addison and Central. I have housekeeping experience and would be interested in hearing more about this position. I have excellent references that could easily be verified. I would be available immediately. Also, I would be able to work around a last minute cleaning.

    Sincerely,

    Mary

  • Maggiemay 45 year resident @ PP

    I'm interested too. Is there a number to reach u at. I also live by Irving n Austin

Dec 11

Coyote sighting

It’s Dec 11th and at 8am I saw a large coyote running around the block. It looked scared, tail down and ears back, and seemed to attempting to find a place to hide. I called 911 who sent me to 311. Last seen running northbound on Neva from Wellington. Animal Control has been notified.

Dec 03

Updated Dec 04

Rich's Fresh Market Stinks?

Is "Rich's Fresh Market" a grocery store or a smokers lounge?

  • PennyPenguin Chillin' out on EB

    This seems more appropriate for a yelp review or the business's website. A random post here won't do much good and likely will solve nothing.

  • PennyPenguin Chillin' out on EB

    The truth hurts.

Dec 02

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    DECONVERSION 2 DU INTO ORIGINAL SFR. INTERIOR ALTERATIONS TO EXISTING BASEMENT AND 2ND FLOOR AS PER PLANS. EXISTING HVAC SYSTEM TO REMAIN.

    3018 N. Nordica Ave. Issued November 30, 2017 Comment

Nov 24

Updated Nov 29

Illegal auto-shop from neighbors garage.

Neighbor running an illegal auto-shop from his garage.2-3 cars parked around his house. Since the garage is full of shop equipment & cars, this means at least 5-6 cars are parked on the street outside his house and mine. Loud noise throughout the day, fuel and oil smell, improper disposal of hazardous liquids, no fire extinguishers observed, no permit in window. Constant drop offs of cars or snowblowers and lawn mowers, back yard trashed. equipment everywhere and covered up with...

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Neighbor running an illegal auto-shop from his garage.2-3 cars parked around his house. Since the garage is full of shop equipment & cars, this means at least 5-6 cars are parked on the street outside his house and mine. Loud noise throughout the day, fuel and oil smell, improper disposal of hazardous liquids, no fire extinguishers observed, no permit in window. Constant drop offs of cars or snowblowers and lawn mowers, back yard trashed. equipment everywhere and covered up with brown materials. Smell, noise, illegal activity in this beautiful neighborhood. Police called in several times since the owner is verbally abusive and threatening that he is gonna kill or "take care of us" if we complain. Went to alderman for 60634 zip code and was told to keep complaining and calling 911 every time the neighbor is doing an illegal activity. Attended a meeting at Portage Park with CPD and they said that city will send extra police rounds if needed. Any advice will be appreciated.

  • You just have to give Sposato a bigger envelope than this neighbor. All pencil neck Sposato cares about is his two city pensions.

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    I know a bunch of these kinda people. Most are great guys earning a living or helping friends and family out. But i did live next door to one of these guys and im wondering if he moved and this is who your talking about. He was an addict. His...

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    I know a bunch of these kinda people. Most are great guys earning a living or helping friends and family out. But i did live next door to one of these guys and im wondering if he moved and this is who your talking about. He was an addict. His kid was an addict and he abused his wife. Very bad guy. Tampered with peooles cars then magically showed up offering to fix them. He was a theif. And blew up his garage once mishandling someones gas tank. I had to move because of his antics. Horrible neighbor. Good luck!

Nov 26

Updated Nov 27

East Side of Oriole Ave, South of Belmont.

I thought this side of the street was Chicago. So why do I see cars parked in driveways with Elmwood Park vehicle stickers?

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