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Looking for roofer to install skyligjts

Lookng for reasonably priced roofer who is insured to put two skylights in small two story attic roof. All framed out. Just cut and drop in pre flashed skylight. No vents.
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Updated Jun 05

Zoning Question

Trying to make an existing garage into a livable space, for example a home office? Zoning did not approve. They want a change in the scope of work. Anyone has done this? How did you accomplish it? What does Zoning want? What kind of accessory usage would they approve?

  • IMHO, it's probably not that you described the space as an office- on your permit did you add plumbing for an office bathroom? If you just want to insulate, drywall, and put in a floor covering, they may not say anything.

    when you add plumbing, they think you are going to add a second living space ( or dwelling unit) which they won't allow due to density of people, parking, etc.

  • N. McNeal Interested in Lincoln Square and nearby areas

    No plumbing because I was trying to avoid the issue you mention. Reviewer said we needed to “change the scope of work”. He hasn’t responded to my questions so I am trying to see if someone else has done something like this and how they did it.

    You still need to call it something if you are insulating...drywalling, no? Any suggestions?

  • Actually, if I was only insulating and drywalling, I would not get a permit.

    If you are using a contractor that wants a permit pulled, he/she should know how to proceed with this question.

    Or if you are using an architect or expeditor, they also should know how to proceed.

    I also saw online a suggestion to go to your aldermans office , make a donation, and inquire about your permit. sounds about right...….

Jun 05

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo.

Is This Your Lost Dog? #Chicago #IL #Cragin #KelvynPark (Fullerton & Cicero) Male Labrador Retriever. White. Call 312-730-6920. This dog is not for adoption - finder will only accept calls/from the actual owner. Found 06/04/2018. Cook County. 60630. To see this pet’s location on the Helping Lost Pets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pID=2374262 More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2374262

    Lost Dogs Illinois
    Is This Your Lost Dog? #Chicago #IL #Cragin #KelvynPark (Fullerton & Cicero) Male Labrador Retriever. White. Call 312-730-6920. This dog is not for adoption - finder will only accept calls/from the...
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Jun 04

Movers?

I will be moving from Belmont Cragin to Dunning this month. Any referrals would be appreciated

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May 31

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo.

Lost! #Chicago #IL #Hermosa (Palmer & Kilpatrick) Charlie - Male Silky Terrier. Tan/Brown. Call 773-480-1836. Scared/confused. Please do not call or chase Charlie; may cause Charlie to bolt or run in fear. Cook County. 60639. Missing 05/28/2018. ***Microchipped*** To see Charlie’s location on the Helping Lost Pets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pID=2364424 More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2364424

    Lost Dogs Illinois
    Lost! #Chicago #IL #Hermosa (Palmer & Kilpatrick) Charlie - Male Silky Terrier. Tan/Brown. Call 773-480-1836. Scared/confused. Please do not call or chase Charlie; may cause Charlie to bolt or run in...
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May 30

Updated May 31

Missing child

Saw this at Ponce on Fullerton

  • Miguel N. Dejesus Man of Peace

    Truly sad! A lot of young children go missing in this country and unfortunately no closure for the family!

  • Kristy Southsider moving North.

    She was found :)

May 30

Housing Application Workshops Available for Senior Citizens

Spanish Coalition for Housing (SCH), a partner of the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA)’s Community Alliance is offering seniors and caregivers free educational workshops throughout Chicago in the neighborhoods of Belmont Cragin, Gage Park, East Side and New City. Highly skilled bilingual coordinators will explain what documentation is needed, the waiting process, and how to fill out the new online-only application using computers. Through this process, SCH has been successful in helping over 400 seniors apply for affordable senior housing units....

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Spanish Coalition for Housing (SCH), a partner of the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA)’s Community Alliance is offering seniors and caregivers free educational workshops throughout Chicago in the neighborhoods of Belmont Cragin, Gage Park, East Side and New City. Highly skilled bilingual coordinators will explain what documentation is needed, the waiting process, and how to fill out the new online-only application using computers. Through this process, SCH has been successful in helping over 400 seniors apply for affordable senior housing units.

The next workshops available are:
• June 7, 2018- 3:00 pm, West Belmont Public Library, 3104 N. Narragansett Avenue (Belmont Cragin)
• June 11, 2018- 1:00 pm, Kelvyn Park Satellite Senior Center, 2715 N. Cicero Avenue (Belmont Cragin)
• June 14, 2018- 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm, West Belmont Public Library, 3104 N. Narragansett Avenue (Belmont Cragin)

Here are important things to consider that are discussed at the workshops including how to qualify for senior housing:

• You must be 60 years or older to apply but can only be housed at age 62. However, if you have a disability, you can apply and be housed at age 55
• Income for 1 person cannot exceed $44,250 and $50,600 for a 2 person household
• A criminal background check of the last 3 years is required for single or double occupancy
• A studio or 1 bedroom are the only options available for senior housing
• You must only select 1 out of the 46 different senior housing locations (see here for a map listing http://www.thecha.org/residents/public-housing/find-public-housing/?pt=2)

For a complete list of available workshops in your neighborhood visit http://sc4housing.org/cha-community-alliance/ or call Spanish Coalition for Housing offices: north location (773-342-7575), south location (312-850-2660) and southeast location at 773-933-7575. For individuals who would like to apply for senior housing on their own, they can visit https://applyonline.thecha.org.

    Find Public Housing | The Chicago Housing Authority
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May 23

Updated May 29

Move to Hermosa?

Hi!

We are thinking of moving to the area (near Armitage and Cicero). Would you recommend the neighborhood? Look elsewhere? Just trying to see what the residents think about the safety and crime around there. Thanks!

  • Iain McFarlin Neighborhood bar manager

    Lee, I would say the neighborhoods are very similar. Many families are moving to Hermosa as they get priced out of Humboldt. The area has always been predominantly hispanic and very family oriented. We've gotten some nicer/new stores I.E. Cermak Fresh Market & Binney's on Pulaski. I live around armitage...

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    Lee, I would say the neighborhoods are very similar. Many families are moving to Hermosa as they get priced out of Humboldt. The area has always been predominantly hispanic and very family oriented. We've gotten some nicer/new stores I.E. Cermak Fresh Market & Binney's on Pulaski. I live around armitage and karlov and there are few times I have felt unsafe. There are the occasional gunshots/gang activity.

    I've found the area where you are looking to be more family oriented and quiet then my part of hermosa.

    There is an active neighborhood association and group on facebook as well. They have a closed group "forum" for neighbors to communicate.

  • Chris Renter in Hermosa

    Hi Lee,

    Generally the closer to Fullerton the better it gets. I live right off Fullerton And Pulaski, have heard some gunshots but mostly where im at its very safe.

May 24

Updated May 26

Gunshots at Tripp and Wabansia

Anybody hear these last night? Sounded like two rounds of approximately 10 shots a piece that occurred around midnight. I could hear them quite clearly from Keeler Ave. Does anyone have any information on it?

  • Yeah, they were shooting in the alley on Tripp Ave..

    One shooter and one look-out!!

  • Thanks Dude. Shooting in the air or in someone’s direction?

May 25

Vandalised car!

Corner of George and Kildare. Someone is not gonna be happy when they wake up to this.

May 24

Aug 10 2016

Updated May 22

Chicago, 30th Ward Crime - Chopin Park Gangbangers

The following video portrays the true situation that 30th Ward residents live under Ald. Ariel Reboyras. An ineffective, lazy alderman who has repeatedly denied the existence of the increase in crime in the area. He can doubt no more of the terrible job he has done since 2003. Chopin Park is literally next to St. Ladislaus Parish, and formerly St. Ladislaus Elementary School until it closed in 2014- due to low enrollment, which isn't a surprise. Who will send their...

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The following video portrays the true situation that 30th Ward residents live under Ald. Ariel Reboyras. An ineffective, lazy alderman who has repeatedly denied the existence of the increase in crime in the area. He can doubt no more of the terrible job he has done since 2003. Chopin Park is literally next to St. Ladislaus Parish, and formerly St. Ladislaus Elementary School until it closed in 2014- due to low enrollment, which isn't a surprise. Who will send their child to a school in an area that has clearly been neglected. And not to digress, but Notre Dame High School for Girls, which was also in the 30th Ward closed because of Ald. Reboyras' policies as well. Higher taxation and higher crime don't translate into higher enrollment into these neighborhood schools. Watch St. Patrick High School to follow the same fate if Ariel Reboyras gets re-elected to four more years in 2019. ‪

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rxr1UXvYhx4

    Chicago, 30th Ward Crime - Chopin Park Gangbangers
    The following video portrays the true situation that 30th Ward residents live under Ald. Ariel Reboyras. An ineffective, lazy alderman who has repeatedly denied the existence of the increase in crime in the area. He can doubt no more of the terrible job he has done since 2003.
    https://www.youtube.com/
  • I'm not a Reboyras fan but he had nothing to do with Notre Dame for Girls closing. It just wasn't a good school and parents are not going to waste their money sending their children there.

  • Friendly Neighbor Chicago Needs Some Change

    The area isn't becoming that enticing to raising a family, let alone to send their kids to schools in the area.

  • Tom Concerned Neighbor

    Your post is almost two years old and shows today 2018 Ald. Reboyras is an out of touch, in over his head, rubberstamp Alderman. He supports Rahm Emanuel almost 100% of the time. The guy is soft on crime and he's the Chairman of Public Safety! If he can't take care of his own "home" neighborhood, he definitely can't take care of the whole city.
    I will work precincts yo get people to vote him out!

May 04

Updated May 22

Shootings in Hermosa

Hi everyone,

I’ve just moved here, near Pulaski and Fullerton. I work a late second shift job and since the weathers been nice I leave my windows open. I come home, shower, make dinner.

Always always always around 3-4am I hear gunshots ring out in the near distance. Almost on a nightly basis. Is this common in the neighborhood? Will it get worse as the summer months start to come? I was eating lunch last Saturday and heard the shots...

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Hi everyone,

I’ve just moved here, near Pulaski and Fullerton. I work a late second shift job and since the weathers been nice I leave my windows open. I come home, shower, make dinner.

Always always always around 3-4am I hear gunshots ring out in the near distance. Almost on a nightly basis. Is this common in the neighborhood? Will it get worse as the summer months start to come? I was eating lunch last Saturday and heard the shots ring out down the block from me, very close.

Police are pretty negligent in this district yeah? I keep reading how bad they are and I haven’t seen any crime reports for shootings around my area. Just curious, stuck in a year lease so I just want to make the best of it.

Thanks!

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    That is what a good neighbor does. Thank you for standing up against crime when others will not.

  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    And if police go under cover or act like they are residents of a neighborhood that is terrorized by gang activities and these officers make arrests you have lawyers who will represent the suspects and go before a judge and proclaim that this is a form of entrapment the judge then buys into it and the bangers that were arrested are right back out on the street and this is justice.

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Updated May 19

Garbage Can Fires

I'm located at the 2800 block of Lowell. There had been stuff going on, on our block that was never an issue before. But I do not see an increase in police presence. Last week my neighbors tires were slashed, there's noise of shootings on the weekends and yesterday some idiot set fire to some trash cans in our alley. One of the garbage cans caught fire very quick and spread to our garage. Luckily our neighor caught it and...

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I'm located at the 2800 block of Lowell. There had been stuff going on, on our block that was never an issue before. But I do not see an increase in police presence. Last week my neighbors tires were slashed, there's noise of shootings on the weekends and yesterday some idiot set fire to some trash cans in our alley. One of the garbage cans caught fire very quick and spread to our garage. Luckily our neighor caught it and put it out before the fire department arrived. We do have damage to the corner of our garage but it could have been so much worse, since our car was parked in the garage. My husband and I are the new Block Captains and I will be speaking with our Alderman about this. I just hope people are aware of the changes going on and they are calling 911 and reporting things they see. We have to stand together as a community or it will get worse.

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

    Have you been in contact with the police district?

  • Yes, we filed a police report. Who mentioned there has been an increase in crime in the area.

May 17

Updated May 18

Stolen van

Hello everyone

My husbands van was stolen this morning. Its a 2010 ford e350. Please if anyone has seened it parked please message me or report to 311. Please help. License plate ends in 7406

May 16

Caps meetings

Here is the schedule for caps meetings.

May 15

Updated May 16

Any ideas?

Hello,
I am looking for bounce houses for an event this Friday at an elementary school for a few hours during the day. If anyone knows a company or person willing to donate a bounce house or 2 for a few hours please let me know! They will get a donation form in return. Does anyone know of any or who i can contrat?
Also, the school is open to any other donations.
Thank you!!!

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Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo.

Lost! #Chicago #IL #Hermosa (Palmer & Kilpatrick) Jake - Male Maltese. White. Call 773-551-3343.Microchipped. Friendly. Cook County. 60639. Missing 05/12/2018. To see Jake’s location on the Helping Lost Pets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pID=2328239 More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2328239

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