Nov 01

Updated Nov 11

Post Office on Irving Park/Narragansett

I don't suppose I need to go into detail...however, the Post Office on Irving Park and Narragansett is much to be desired...meaning the employees there are terribly rude and I am not just speaking of one person...most that I have come into contact with...as well as the post man....and can anyone tell me why he wears a towel over his head and eyes? He wears this towel winter, spring, summer and fall. At first I thought it was because of...

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I don't suppose I need to go into detail...however, the Post Office on Irving Park and Narragansett is much to be desired...meaning the employees there are terribly rude and I am not just speaking of one person...most that I have come into contact with...as well as the post man....and can anyone tell me why he wears a towel over his head and eyes? He wears this towel winter, spring, summer and fall. At first I thought it was because of allergies as it was in the springtime when I first noticed it...but it is all seasons. Anyway, I digress...I don't believe anyone ought to lose their job, however, maybe the city can transfer these employees around from area to area...it is usually the first 6 months when they are new that they are polite and helpful....after that...forgetaboutit! As I am writing this my stomach is turning because I have a package to send...I think I will go to the one on Fullerton and Sheffield....that way the rudeness and inefficiency won't affect me so much because it isn't in the area that I represent and live in. Have a good day!

  • We have had the same mail carrier for years. He is family to each of us, a genuine friendly caring man. His name is Jetta.

    Too bad the front desk at the post office can't learn a thing or two from him.

  • In my limited experience at this particular post office (3-4 visits tops), I have nothing bad to say about the staff.

Nov 11

Nov 09

Updated Nov 10

Movers

Hey all! Trying to see if anyone knows of a company that could move a big piano from my mothers house to junk. I’ve posted on Craigslist giving it away for free no responses and this needs to go ASAP but need help getting it out
Thanks!

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    Call steve ramirez 773 449 -7614

  • Junk militia
    Great father son team.
    His son was in army.
    Call Tim
    ‭+1 (708) 323-7560‬

Nov 10

Nov 04

Updated Nov 06

water seepage in basement

Did anyone else get water in basement because of the foundation cracks? It's been raining a lot lately.

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  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    Tried it before lasted 5 years then had it redone three more times still seepage not a permanent solution need to install drain tile and waterproof barrier and pump ,especially since I will refinish basement.

Nov 04

Excerpts from "5 New Bars and Eateries Redefining Chicago's Northwest Side" on Neighborhoods.com

For a more casual experience for stopping along your commute, look no further than Bistro 6050 A worldly street food cafe that opened in Portage Park in early 2017, Bistro 6050 is inspired by food cart flavors from around the world. One-third cafe, one-third world market, and one-third snack bar, this new addition to the Irving Austin Business District serves everything from empanadas to bubble tea, as well as cafe staples like espresso drinks. The storefront is modern, open, and...

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For a more casual experience for stopping along your commute, look no further than Bistro 6050 A worldly street food cafe that opened in Portage Park in early 2017, Bistro 6050 is inspired by food cart flavors from around the world. One-third cafe, one-third world market, and one-third snack bar, this new addition to the Irving Austin Business District serves everything from empanadas to bubble tea, as well as cafe staples like espresso drinks. The storefront is modern, open, and bright, advertising their “ CHARCOAL NUTS™ ” in marquee-style lights. Described as a “hidden Northwest Side gem,” Bistro 6050 (6050 W. Irving Park road, right next to the Library, 312 883 6050) brings tastes from around the world to an area that is beginning to experience its own renaissance.
Excerpt from “5 New Bars and Eateries Redefining Chicago’s Northwest Side” by Katrina Wlodarczyk
Read the full article at: https://www.neighborhoods.com/blog/5-new-bars-and-eateries-redefining-chicagos-northwest-side

    5 New Bars and Eateries Redefining Chicago's Northwest Side | Neighborhoods.com
    Chicago's Northwest side has some great new bars and restaurants that are redfining their neighborhoods. visit Neighborhoods.com to see some of Chicago's newest bars and eateries.
    https://www.neighborhoods.com

Nov 02

Mother of crash victim pleads for off-duty cop to be given community service

Prosecutors allege Mowry was driving drunk the night in July 2015 when his Mercedes slammed into Cusentino as she crossed the street at Belmont and Olcott avenues at about 1:20 a.m.

    Mother of crash victim pleads for off-duty cop to be given community service
    Kathy Kean has spent more than two grueling years assisting her daughter's slow recovery from a near-fatal car crash, helping her relearn how to walk and speak. Kean's daughter suffered a severe brain injury when Erin Mowry, an off-duty Chicago cop who was allegedly driving drunk, plowed his car into her moments after she stepped into a street on Chicago's Northwest Side.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Oct 30

Updated Oct 31

New Here

Hi, I am new here & just wanted to see how many people actually see when I post a message.
If you can see this, Hi friend.

Everyone have a safe Halloween tomorrow. :)

Oct 19

Oct 15

Oct 12

Updated Oct 14

Alderman Sposato's resignation from Democratic Committeeman

I read that Alderman Sposato stepped down from his elected position as Democratic Committeeman. He said he is the most conservative member in the city council. I missed the entire article that maybe explains why he quit and what he means by his statement. Can anyone fill us in as to why he quit and what his reasons were?

Oct 14

3227 N Oriole Ave?

The home that was originally there burned down some time ago. They started rebuilding earlier this year, then stopped after a few months. The home has walls but no siding, windows but no front door, a roof with no shingles, no front stairs. This place is gonna take a beating once the extreme weather hits it. Animals have probably invaded already. The shame is, eventually they will cover all the damage up and sell the place. The city won't even in$pect, I $u$pect.

Oct 13

Free Flu Vaccine Today at the 29th Ward Office

Please stop in today from 10 am - 2 pm and get your free flu vaccine administrated by the Chicago Department of Public Health.

Sep 30

Updated Oct 01

Property Tax Inequity!

I don't know if EB frowns on giving out addresses but, hey, it is public knowledge / record. I finally remembered to look up this home, 7475 W. Forest Preserve Blvd. in Property Tax Portal. I pass by it all the time. Beautiful, big ranch home with a Koi pond, terra cotta roof, motorized gate, huge lot, etc. I went to Zillow first. They have it valued at close to $450,000. But, when I went to Property Tax Portal, was I surprised (NOT)! The Assessor's office values it at ... $139,000!!!! With a measly property tax of ... $2,785 a year!!!!? Are you kidding me? This is how jacked up the Assessors office is!

  • I remember looking that house up in the past. I think it is a partial parcel . I think there are two different PIN numbers for the property.

  • You are correct! Thank you! So after reworking the numbers, the home is still waaaaay undervalued! $139,070 & $124,470 for a total of $263,540! Total tax burden of $5,278. And that's without the homeowners exemption. My home, which is about the size of a two car garage, was assessed at $230,000 with a tax this time of close to $3,900. With the homeowners exemption!

  • One year I was filing an appeal and I was actually trying to find examples and came across that one. Now when I file an appeal I let the office find their own comparisons.

Sep 28

Updated Sep 29

Seeking Contractor: Window Capping

Seeking a contractor to cap exterior windows on 2-story Georgian - any referrals or reccommendations?

Near Belmont Heights neighborhood.

  • I wouldn't do capping. Eventually, the seal will loosen, and water will get inside and rot out the wood, and you will not know because the capping is hiding it.

  • Mark 60634 Foundation crack repair pro

    My guys would do the capping. If it's white or brown price would be $85 per window including materials such as aluminum and caulk.

Sep 25

Best internet service

Hi everyone! Can u tell me which internet company offers the best prices and service? I just need basic internet. What company u would suggest?? Thx

Sep 25

Updated Sep 25

Hovering helicopter this morning

Anyone know why there was a helicopter hovering in the area this morning?

Sep 24

Mortgage Lenders Up To Their Old Tricks Again

I've noticed an influx of dubious seeming new home owners in the area. And why not? The lenders are up to their old tricks by weakening the requirements for home loans. Less than 1% down?! Seriously? You can use a monetary "gift" from a friend or family member to make the down payment? How are these folks going to make the monthly, ever increasing (Chicago) payment when they can't even come up with more than 1%? We're looking at another housing bubble ready to burst!

Sep 21

Updated Sep 23

Giant Rat On Belmont

As I've walked down Belmont Ave. towards Cumberland, very early in the morning, I've noticed a very large rat crossing the street around the Sergio & Banks real estate office. I would have thought nothing of it except, it's happened several times! Anyone else notice this?

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