2 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Need electrician or handyman to hang lights over a kitchen island.

Can anyone recommend a reasonable electrician or handyman who could hang 2 pendant lights over a kitchen island? My go to person doesn’t have the time. Thanks so much!

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

    You are correct. I apologize. I should not have engaged.

    Review websites are definitely subjective; we are frequently contacted by companies offering to post reviews on Yelp and Angie's List (beware of Yelp superusers!), at various prices; we had a salesperson from Yelp tell us that our negative reviews will be filtered out if we spend money with them.

    Your personal network is definitely the best sources for contractors.

    I wish you a happy and conflict free Thanksgiving.

  • Let me add to the comments. Howard has done various projects for me in the past quite satisfactorily, BUT sometimes he wouldn't show and came up with lame excuses for not showing. The last occurrence happened this past spring when he took an outdoor light fixture and some paint I...

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    Let me add to the comments. Howard has done various projects for me in the past quite satisfactorily, BUT sometimes he wouldn't show and came up with lame excuses for not showing. The last occurrence happened this past spring when he took an outdoor light fixture and some paint I had purchased home with him. We agreed that these outside chores could be done at his convenience even if I wasn't home. He never did the work, and in June I emailed Robin and was told he was out of town for a family emergency, had injured his hand, and was getting x-rays. I'd heard similar excuses before and decided I'd been patient enough and asked to have the items returned to me; I even said I'd pick them up when it became apparent they would not be returned voluntarily, which was in fact the case. In the end, I wrote the whole thing off and lost his number, went out and bought the items again and hired someone else to do the work.

13 hours ago

COYOTE IN NORTH CENTER. ON LEAVITT BTWN BYRON & GRACE AT 10:30am

Keep an eye on your animals! I was walking my dog at the time and thought it was a dog off leash until another guy across the street yelled that it was a coyote. A little dog alone in a yard is no match with a coyote!

25 hours ago

Updated 14 hours ago

police activity Sunday Nov. 19 on Hoyne and Grace?

Anyone know what the police activity was on Sunday morning in North Center? Grace was blocked off by police cars, many fire trucks.

Nov 15

Updated 29 hours ago

Neighborly Litigation (Chadha v. NPES)

Many on this forum talk about litigating, be it for some unneighborly thing or other. Well, here is your chance to read the behind the scenes workings of the Chicago Way in its entirety (link below - get some popcorn and settle in) and VOTE.

This is the culmination of 7 years of attorney fees and a waste of our taxpayer-funded court's time/resources, in my opinion, of course.

Link: https://chadhavnpes.weebly.com/appeal-brief.html

    Appeal Brief
    CHADHA VS. NORTH PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (CHICAGO)
    https://chadhavnpes.weebly.com
  • Worth a read. Cast my vote too..can't wait to see end results.

  • Votes are trickling in: Chadha: 24 NPES: 28 Deadlocked: 7

  • MJP

    Absolutely worth the read. Citizens in this neighborhood need to be aware of how their neighbors are being treated and how their tax dollars are being squandered accordingly.

2 days ago

Updated 39 hours ago

Need mover for couch

Looking to move a lg couch from Damen and Addison to wrigleyville at Fremont and Addison

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Staubers Reopens as Lakeview Ace Hardware

I stopped in today to the old Staubers, which was sold to Lakeview Ace. The same staff folks are there, who have always been so neighborly and helpful. Just wanted you all to know they're back. I'm so glad. I'd much rather shop there than at a big box store.

Nov 15

Updated 6 days ago

Anytime Fitness North Center

Does anybody have an idea of when the Anytime Fitness on Rockwell will open? Their corporate website has no information.

  • Jane Spec North Center resident

    I'm wondering the same thing. I bet it will be right after the holidays when everyone makes their new years resolutions and are ready to pony up for a membership that will only get used in January :)

Nov 15

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REPLACE ONE ROOFTOP UNIT WITH ONE 5 TON, AIR COOLED, SELF-CONTAINED, R410A, FRASER JOHNSTON ROOFTOP UNIT, LOCATED ON THE REAR LOW ROOF, AND SERVING OFFICE SPACE. THIS ROOFTOP UNIT IS COOLING ONLY.

    2157 W. Irving Park Rd. Issued November 13, 2017 Comment

Nov 15

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Nov 11

Updated Nov 13

Catalytic Converter Stolen

Hey neighbors, just letting you know that my catalytic converter was stolen off my Jeep parked on Mozart. I filed a police report, but I wanted you all to be on the lookout. There has been a wave of this crime on the NW side

  • MetroCyclist Food Crazy 9YR Inde Park/Albany Park Resident.

    Kittyhop in Logan Square, I was standing at my rear kitchen window while on an important phone call, when I saw the perpetrator inside my truck. I yelled out as loud as I could and pounded on my window, which startled both the customer service representative and the a-hole in...

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    Kittyhop in Logan Square, I was standing at my rear kitchen window while on an important phone call, when I saw the perpetrator inside my truck. I yelled out as loud as I could and pounded on my window, which startled both the customer service representative and the a-hole in my truck. I ran out my backdoor towards my truck when he ran down the alley while clutching his, what looked like, a gun peering out of his shirt. I had left my vehicle unlocked (not any more), just to avoid damage to my vehicle in situations like this.

  • WOW!!That is quite something...and yes, scary that he might have had a gun....

    (The guy from the service that jumped my car today had a gun in his belt..that ISN"T why I gave him a tip however...)< that's a joke...but he did have a gun..

Nov 12

Updated Nov 13

Where to look for stolen jewelry?

My engagement ring (a family heirloom) was stolen from my apartment by a burglar, and I realize that it's probably gone, but I'd still like to do my due diligence to try and find it. I've been looking at Craigslist, ebay, and some resale sites (offerup, facebook market). The detective assigned to our case looked through the pawn shop database but no luck.

Any other suggestions.

  • Chicago John North Center neighbor since 1989

    My heart goes out to you. Keep on searching. Offer a reward somehow. Good luck

Nov 12

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Nov 08

Nov 04

Updated Nov 06

Shots fired

Around 4:43am there were three shots fired...about 30sec later 2 more shots were fired by Small Bar. Police were looking around but haven't found anything. I heard the first three shots got up and the next two were shot. Couldnt see them but very loud.

  • correction - probably near 3000 N Albany - at Wellington, by the bar.

  • Wellington and Albany. Shots were fired again yesterday at 12:30pm. They found casings from the bullets.

Oct 31

Updated Nov 05

Stolen Dog at Addison/Damen

Stolen dog in North Center (Addison/Damen)! My colleague just got footage from a neighbor's home security of someone walking off with her dog - taken from her fenced in yard. If you live in the area please be on the look out for this sweet pup.

Nov 02

Updated Nov 04

Broken car window

A day late asking .... came out at 6:30 am to find my car window on driver's side had been busted in. Nothing stolen (not that there was anything), just really irritating. Wondering if anyone else in area had same experience? Happened on Francisco between Belmont & Elston.

  • Was this Halloween night?

  • Yes, unfortunately. I have lived in Chicago for 15 years .... 2.5 in this neighborhood and have never had any issues.

  • It was a group of neighborhood teenage kids who busted car windows on multiple vehicles with a baseball bat on Halloween night. If anyone else had their windows busted in the Avondale neighborhood or by the Target on Addison near Sacramento park send me a private message and I’ll pass along the information I have.

Nov 01

Updated Nov 03

Belmo t & Kedzie area

Does any one know who to talk with about cleaning up tbe under pass by Belmont & Kedzie.I walk every day to train & home.It is getting dirtier & dirtier each day.Someone dumped a load of clothes now you walk in street or over the pile. I have lived in area for 40 some years & this is the worst its ever been. Needs to be cleaned before bad weather starts.

Nov 03

    Time For Kids-Nonfiction Reading! | DonorsChoose.org project by Ms. Martinucci
    My students need TIME for Kids to be prepared for the world and for real world situations. I have 120 5th and 6th grade bilingual students. They are full of life and come in ready to learn!! All of my students receive free lunch. Their families struggle financially and asking them to...
    https://www.donorschoose.org

Oct 13

Updated Nov 02

Lawn service and snow removal

Looking for a responsible lawn service to mow a postage size lawn, provide spring and fall cleanup and, in the winter snowblow walks and shovel stairs. This is for a two flat near Montrose and Damien. Thanks!

Oct 02 2016

Updated Nov 02

Looking for at-home daycare for June 2017!

My wife and I live in Avondale and we are expecting our first child this coming June. We are looking for at-home daycare options. We noticed not all at-home daycare centers have websites for us to research. We have lived in the neighborhood for 2 years now, but don't know of all the options in the neighborhood. Any suggestions would be welcomed!

Nov 02

Nov 01

WIERCIPIETAS posted 3 photos to Flickr:

Oct 30

Updated Oct 31

St Ben’s Bell

Does anyone know why St Ben’s bell tower has stopped ringing out the hours? I know the clock stopped working a couple months ago, and has since been repaired, but I miss the chimes.

  • J

    Thank you!

  • You're welcome I was missing them also! So it's nice that they will be eventually playing them again

Oct 31

Oct 30

Chambershines posted 1 photo to Flickr:

Oct 29

Oct 25

Updated Oct 27

Clogged grates after gas company work

Has anyone noticed the large pools of water in some intersections of side streets ever since the gas company did all that rehab this summer? The corner of Belle Plaine and Harding has the grates so clogged , I tried to open one with a metal rod, and hit what felt like solid rock. When it rains the whole intersection , including 3 feet up the sidewalk (sloped) is a lake. Not a huge deal now, but in a month...

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Has anyone noticed the large pools of water in some intersections of side streets ever since the gas company did all that rehab this summer? The corner of Belle Plaine and Harding has the grates so clogged , I tried to open one with a metal rod, and hit what felt like solid rock. When it rains the whole intersection , including 3 feet up the sidewalk (sloped) is a lake. Not a huge deal now, but in a month when it freezes , it's going to be a major hazard for walkers and drivers. I called the aldermans office once, will call them again today... but if anyone else has noticed , do us all a favor and call, time is flying.

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    Karen is right leave water in street better than in your basement.I would block my street drain partially with plywood during heavy rains to avoid basement flooding at my old home, now they have restrictors in sewers.

  • My basement never floods. This is not a low lying area . And I'm not taking heavy rains, just any rain. I'm pretty sure leaving a flooded intersection to freeze is not going to be a good thing. I called the alderman and they are going to check it out,so we'll see

Oct 23

Updated Oct 27

Police Issue Alert After Rash of ATM Skimmers Found

Walgreens in the 2300 block of West Irving Park Road on Oct. 8

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Associated Bank in the 5200 block of North Central Avenue on Sept. 23

Walgreens in the 1500 block of West Fullerton Avenue on Sept. 26

7-11 in the 10700 block of South Ewing Avenue on Sept. 27

Walgreens in the 1600 block of West Belmont Avenue on Oct. 2

Fifth Third Bank in the 600 block of West Diversey Parkway on Oct. 4

Chase Bank in the 5600 block of West Montrose Avenue on Oct. 6

Walgreens in the 400 block of North Michigan Avenue on Oct. 8

Walgreens in the 3100 block of West Irving Park Road on Oct. 11

Walgreens in the 200 block of West Madison Street on Oct. 12

Walgreens in the 100 block of North State Street on Oct. 12

    Police Issue Alert After Rash of ATM Skimmers Found
    A police alert about a rash of ATM skimmer discoveries has Chicagoans rethinking how they use the bank money machines. Thirteen skimmers were found as of Monday afternoon. Many were found in the downtown area and on the North Side.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

  • johnny teenyhands is having trouble with his sense of humor today.

  • Mute Mute Me

    Isn't teeny hands the one who.likes to thumbs down us two regardless of what we say?

Oct 25

Oct 24

Oct 22

Updated Oct 23

More Than a Dozen ATM Skimming Devices Found Across Chicago

Walgreens in the 2300 block of West Irving Park Road on Oct. 8

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Associated Bank in the 5200 block of North Central Avenue on Sept. 23

Walgreens in the 1500 block of West Fullerton Avenue on Sept. 26

7-11 in the 10700 block of South Ewing Avenue on Sept. 27

Walgreens in the 1600 block of West Belmont Avenue on Oct. 2

Fifth Third Bank in the 600 block of West Diversey Parkway on Oct. 4

Chase Bank in the 5600 block of West Montrose Avenue on Oct. 6

Walgreens in the 400 block of North Michigan Avenue on Oct. 8

Walgreens in the 3100 block of West Irving Park Road on Oct. 11

Walgreens in the 200 block of West Madison Street on Oct. 12

Walgreens in the 100 block of North State Street on Oct. 12

    More Than a Dozen ATM Skimming Devices Found Across Chicago
    Chicago police issued an alert Saturday after at least a dozen ATMs were found to have skimming devices attached to them at stores and banks across the city. The devices - placed over or inside card slots to steal account information from customers - were discovered at 13 separate locations in less than a month, according to police.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

  • PennyPenguin Chillin' out on EB

    I don't use Android Pay, so that solution doesn't help.

  • d3 NOH

    That's EMV Mr p. Problem is they combined the reader at most ATMs

Oct 23

13 skimmers found on ATMs across Chicago

A Walgreens in the 2300 block of West Irving Park Road in the North Center neighborhood the North Side on Oct. 8.

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The warning comes a day after police reported three devices at Walgreens stores downtown. Skimmers, which steal card users’ personal data, were confirmed at stores at Madison and Wells streets, Monroe and Clark streets, and the flagship store at State and Randolph streets, police said Friday. 

The warning comes a day after police reported three devices at Walgreens stores downtown. Skimmers, which steal card users’ personal data, were confirmed at stores at Madison and Wells streets, Monroe and Clark streets, and the flagship store at State and Randolph streets, police said Friday. 

An Associated Bank in the 5200 block of North Central Avenue in the Gladstone Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side on Sept. 23.

A Walgreens in the 1500 block of West Fullerton Avenue in the West De Paul neighborhood on the North Side on Sept. 26.

A 7-Eleven in the 10700 block of South Ewing Avenue in the East Side neighborhood on the Southeast Side on Sept. 27.

A Walgreens in the 1600 block of West Belmont Avenue in the Lakeview neighborhood on the North Side on Oct. 2.

A Chase Bank in the 5600 block of West Montrose Avenue in the Jefferson Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side on Oct. 6.

A Walgreens in the 400 block of North Michigan Avenue in the Near North neighborhood on the Near North Side on Oct. 8.

A Walgreens in the 3100 block of West Irving Park Road in the Irving Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side on Oct. 11.

A Walgreens in the 200 block of West Madison Street in the Loop on Oct. 12.

A Walgreens in the 100 block of North State Street in the Loop on Oct. 12

    13 skimmers found on ATMs across Chicago
    Skimming devices have been found on more than a dozen ATMs across Chicago in September and October, most on the city's North Side, according to a police community alert. The warning comes a day after police reported three devices at Walgreens stores downtown.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Oct 21

Updated Oct 23

Heating elements under carpeting...has anyone had any success with this?

We are about to replace our carpet. I notice we have zero insulation (I will add that.) And, we want to heat our floors.

Has anyone here tried any rollout, low-voltage under-carpet heating elements? I see they are available but am curious effective they are under a thick pad and carpet.

  • I do not have an electric, low voltage product, but my concrete slab underneath my carpeting is radiant (hot water)

    It's totally effective, the carpeting has no real ability to reflect the heat anywhere but up into itself.

Oct 23

Oct 22

Over 12 ATM skimming devices found across Chicago

• Walgreens, 2300 block of W. Irving Park Rd on October 8, 2017

This article has 10 other Chicago locations (Show)

• Associated Bank, 5200 block of N. Central Ave on September 23, 2017

• Walgreens, 1500 block of W. Fullerton Ave on September 26, 2017

• 7-11, 10700 block of S. Ewing Ave on September 27, 2017

• Walgreens, 1600 block of W. Belmont Ave on October 2, 2017

• Fifth Third Bank, 600 block of W. Diversey Pkwy on October 4, 2017

• Chase Bank, 5600 block of W. Montrose Ave on October 6, 2017

• Walgreens, 400 block of N. Michigan Ave on October 8, 2017

• Walgreens, 3100 block of W. Irving Park Rd on October 11, 2017

• Walgreens, 200 block of W. Madison St. on October 12, 2017

• Walgreens, 100 block of N. State St on October 12, 2017

    Over 12 ATM skimming devices found across Chicago
    CHICAGO -- More than a dozen ATM skimming devices were found across the city at various banks and Walgreens locations over the last month. Cameras were also placed at some locations to record pin numbers. Police said people should inspect card slots before using them and notify someone at the business if a pin pad is loose.
    http://cltv.com

Oct 22

Skimming Devices Found On ATMs Across Chicago

Oct. 8 at the Walgreens in the 2300 block of West Irving Park Road;

This article has 10 other Chicago locations (Show)

Sept. 23 at the Associated Bank in the 5200 block of North Central Avenue;

Sept. 26 at the Walgreens in the 1500 block of West Fullerton Avenue;

Sept. 27 at the 7-Eleven in the 10700 block of South Ewing Avenue;

Oct. 2 at the Walgreens in the 1600 block of West Belmont Avenue;

Oct. 4 at the Fifth Third Bank in the 600 block of West Diversey Parkway;

Oct. 6 at the Chase Bank in the 5600 block of West Montrose Avenue;

Oct. 8 at the Walgreens in the 400 block of North Michigan Avenue;

Oct. 111 at the Walgreens in the 3100 block of West Irving Park Road;

Oct. 12 at the Walgreens in the 200 block of West Madison Street;

Oct. 12 at the Walgreens in the 100 block of North State Street; and

    Skimming Devices Found On ATMs Across Chicago
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Skimming devices used to capture credit or debit card information have been found on about a dozen ATMs across Chicago in the last two months, police said. Unknown suspects attached the devices over or inside the card slots of the machines so that they appeared to be a normal part of the ATM, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Oct 22

13 skimmers found on ATMs citywide: police

A Walgreens in the 2300 block of West Irving Park Road in the North Center neighborhood the North Side on Oct. 8.

This article has 11 other Chicago locations (Show)

The warning comes a day after police reported three devices at Walgreens stores downtown. Skimmers, which steal card users’ personal data, were confirmed at stores at Madison and Wells streets, Monroe and Clark streets and the flagship store at State and Randolph streets, police said Friday. 

The warning comes a day after police reported three devices at Walgreens stores downtown. Skimmers, which steal card users’ personal data, were confirmed at stores at Madison and Wells streets, Monroe and Clark streets and the flagship store at State and Randolph streets, police said Friday. 

An Associated Bank in the 5200 block of North Central Ave in the Gladstone Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side on Sept. 23.

A Walgreens in the 1500 block of West Fullerton Avenue in the West De Paul neighborhood on the North Side on Sept. 26.

A 7-Eleven in the 10700 block of S. Ewing Avenue in the East Side neighborhood on the Southeast Side on Sept. 27.

A Walgreens in the 1600 block of West Belmont Avenue in the Lake View neighborhood on the North Side on Oct. 2.

A Chase Bank in the 5600 block of West Montrose Avenue in the Jefferson Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side on October 6.

A Walgreens in the 400 block of N. Michigan Avenue in the Near North neighborhood on the Near North Side on Oct. 8.

A Walgreens in the 3100 block of West Irving Park Road in the Irving Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side on Oct. 11.

A Walgreens in the 200 block of West Madison Street in the Loop on Oct. 12.

A Walgreens in the 100 block of North State Street in the Loop on Oct. 12

    13 skimmers found on ATMs citywide; police
    Skimming devices have been found on more than a dozen ATM machines across Chicago in September and October, most on the city's North Side, according to a police community alert. The warning comes a day after police reported three devices at Walgreens stores downtown.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Oct 22

More than a dozen skimming devices found in ATMs across city

Walgreens, 2300 block of W. Irving Park Rd on October 8, 2017

This article has 10 other Chicago locations (Show)

Associated Bank, 5200 block of N. Central Ave on September 23, 2017

Walgreens, 1500 block of W. Fullerton Ave on September 26, 2017

7-11, 10700 block of S. Ewing Ave on September 27, 2017

Walgreens, 1600 block of W. Belmont Ave on October 2, 2017

Fifth Third Bank, 600 block of W. Diversey Pkwy on October 4, 2017

Chase Bank, 5600 block of W. Montrose Ave on October 6, 2017

Walgreens, 400 block of N. Michigan Ave on October 8, 2017

Walgreens, 3100 block of W. Irving Park Rd on October 11, 2017

Walgreens, 200 block of W. Madison St. on October 12, 2017

Walgreens, 100 block of N. State St on October 12, 2017

    More than a dozen skimming devices found in ATMs across city
    Chicago police have issued a new warning after more than a dozen ATM skimming devices have been found across the city. The skimmers can steal critical personal information. Police said someone attached the devices inside the ATMs and also placed cameras to record PIN numbers as they are entered in some instances.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Oct 22

13 skimmers found on ATMs citywide; police

A Walgreens in the 2300 block of West Irving Park Road in the North Center neighborhood the North Side on Oct. 8.

This article has 11 other Chicago locations (Show)

The warning comes a day after police reported three devices at Walgreens stores downtown. Skimmers, which steal card users’ personal data, were confirmed at stores at Madison and Wells streets, Monroe and Clark streets and the flagship store at State and Randolph streets, police said Friday. 

The warning comes a day after police reported three devices at Walgreens stores downtown. Skimmers, which steal card users’ personal data, were confirmed at stores at Madison and Wells streets, Monroe and Clark streets and the flagship store at State and Randolph streets, police said Friday. 

An Associated Bank in the 5200 block of North Central Ave in the Gladstone Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side on Sept. 23.

A Walgreens in the 1500 block of West Fullerton Avenue in the West De Paul neighborhood on the North Side on Sept. 26.

A 7-Eleven in the 10700 block of S. Ewing Avenue in the East Side neighborhood on the Southeast Side on Sept. 27.

A Walgreens in the 1600 block of West Belmont Avenue in the Lake View neighborhood on the North Side on Oct. 2.

A Chase Bank in the 5600 block of West Montrose Avenue in the Jefferson Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side on October 6.

A Walgreens in the 400 block of N. Michigan Avenue in the Near North neighborhood on the Near North Side on Oct. 8.

A Walgreens in the 3100 block of West Irving Park Road in the Irving Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side on Oct. 11.

A Walgreens in the 200 block of West Madison Street in the Loop on Oct. 12.

A Walgreens in the 100 block of North State Street in the Loop on Oct. 12

    13 skimmers found on ATMs citywide; police
    Skimming devices have been found on more than a dozen ATM machines across Chicago in September and October, most on the city's North Side, according to a police community alert. The warning comes a day after police reported three devices at Walgreens stores downtown.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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