1 hour ago

2 days ago

Updated 5 hours ago

    Community Alert
    Dear Neighbor, I have been informed by 20 th District Police Commander Sean Loughran that on Monday, November 20, at approximately 6:30 pm, there was an armed robbery on the 5100 block of N. Claremont Avenue. Two males approached the victim on his way home from work and demanded his laptop computer bag and other belongings.
    http://mailchi.mp
  • smartypants Be Nice

    Why can't I find this on his website?

  • Mute Mute Me

    And this..

    "Theres a lot you say that I don't disagree with "

    Why do i hear this alot? So many make sure to comment when they disagree with me but when they agree they stay quiet.

    " Maybe you'll catch him and then what? "

    Then the police could have arrested him and i could have positively identified him.

3 days ago

Updated 6 hours 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!

  • 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.

  • smartypants Be Nice

    I have hired Howard for 3 separate jobs in my home. The work was good, he was punctual, and the prices were extremely reasonable.

42 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Water Main Progress

Does anyone have any inside info on NPL Construction's progress of the water main projects on the Northside? I can't find much in the media. I found some hits on DNA (RIP) and Sun Times about disgruntled aldermen in June/July, but there seems to be radio silence since then. The various ward (e.g., 47th/40th) sites list statuses of specific projects, but not much else.

Specifically, is this as big a debacle as it seems? Are the aldermen continuing to apply pressure to NPL? The long night is coming. What lies in store after the first major snowfall and subsequent first street plowing?

  • Citizen Pain Citizen Pain

    I thought I was the only one who smelled a debacle. What a mess. It's as if our local leadership has been preoccupied with other things and hasn't noticed the post apocalyptic street-scape that never seems to improve; like a slow descent back into pre-civility.

  • smartypants Be Nice

    Thank you. Yes. Doing all this at once is ludicrous.

2 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Andersonville Jewel

Is the Andersonville Jewel going to be replaced with a Marianos or Whole Foods? It would be nice and more in step with the neighborhood. I venture over there as I eat and visit friends in the neighborhood and the place is seriously dated, and there have been multiple times I have visited the store packed with customers and only two cashiers on shift. The lines are literally halfway down the store aisles. And that is once you are in...

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Is the Andersonville Jewel going to be replaced with a Marianos or Whole Foods? It would be nice and more in step with the neighborhood. I venture over there as I eat and visit friends in the neighborhood and the place is seriously dated, and there have been multiple times I have visited the store packed with customers and only two cashiers on shift. The lines are literally halfway down the store aisles. And that is once you are in the store. You have to go out into the Rob Me Dim barely light parking lot. The lighting reminds me of a Kmart parking lot, from like the 1980s. Lighting technology has changed so this lot should be light up like daylight at all times. It is seriously dark and a carjacking/mugging waiting to happen.

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    Mariano's on Sheridan/Foster has a small produce section with wilted, nearly-rotting organic stuff. Its hot bar has gotten several "fails" from inspectors, and its seating area is usually hogged by those seeking shelter from the weather--so those who actually want to sit & eat what they bought are out of...

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    Mariano's on Sheridan/Foster has a small produce section with wilted, nearly-rotting organic stuff. Its hot bar has gotten several "fails" from inspectors, and its seating area is usually hogged by those seeking shelter from the weather--so those who actually want to sit & eat what they bought are out of luck. Its aisles have a very limited selection of brands compared to the ones in Ravenswood & Lincolnwood (something I've noticed in defrocked Dominick's compared to from-the-ground-up Mariano's). When I need mainstream brands WF doesn't carry (and need them faster than Peapod can deliver) I go to the Lincolnwood Mariano's, especially around Passover because of its huge kosher section. (Jewel at Howard/Kedzie has nearly as large a kosher section and is cleaner than other Jewels). When I want to shop w/in walking distance, get the freshest fish & grass-fed/pastured meats & eggs, or get certain things std. groceries don't have I walk to WF. If I can wait a day or two, I use Peapod. I don't like the lack of brand selection (and inability to take my cart to my car) at Aldi, nor the limited selection and inability to choose the size of my meat/cheese/produce purchases at TJ's. As for TI, their int'l selection has been eclipsed by Mariano's, Fresh Farms & Cermak Mkt on Ridge. They combine WF's high prices with some Jewel stores' declining quality control.

  • Frank Newbie

    Ravenswood Mariano's >>>> Uptown/Edgewater Mariano's

40 hours ago

Updated 16 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!

  • Jill H 38 years in Chicago, 19 in North Center

    Please read about coyote behavior and what and what not to expect from them at the Urban Coyote Reserach Program. https://urbancoyoteresearch.com/about-coyotes

    Here's what they have to say about what coyotes eat--and it's not pets or garbage: "Some people believe that urban coyotes primarily eat garbage and pets. Although coyotes are...

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    Please read about coyote behavior and what and what not to expect from them at the Urban Coyote Reserach Program. https://urbancoyoteresearch.com/about-coyotes

    Here's what they have to say about what coyotes eat--and it's not pets or garbage: "Some people believe that urban coyotes primarily eat garbage and pets. Although coyotes are predators, they are also opportunistic feeders and shift their diets to take advantage of the most available prey. Coyotes are generally scavengers and predators of small prey but can shift to large prey occasionally. Researcher Paul Morey analyzed scat (fecal matter) contents at different locations within our study area. After investigating 1,429 scats, he found that diet items varied across space and time, which reflects the flexible food habits of coyotes.

    The most common food items were small rodents (42%), fruit (23%), deer (22%), and rabbit (18%). (Scats often have more than one diet item; therefore, frequencies do not necessarily add up to 100%). Apparently, the majority of coyotes in our study area do not, in fact, rely on pets or garbage for their diets."

  • Jane Spec North Center resident

    Thank you Jill H. All very interesting information. I would expect an urban animal would have to shift their diet in order to survive. So because of that, It would be hard to predict what they will be hungry for on any given day. I myself won't be taking any...

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    Thank you Jill H. All very interesting information. I would expect an urban animal would have to shift their diet in order to survive. So because of that, It would be hard to predict what they will be hungry for on any given day. I myself won't be taking any chances that it wouldn't come after my animal. Doesn't mean I'm not taking my dog out in the neighborhood, I just won't let her in our yard unsupervised and if I see one again I will turn around and go the other way again. Love my dog too much to take chances.

3 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

60 lbs of free cat litter

I have one full 40 lb. box and one half box of the cat litter below if any of my neighbors can use it.

Let me know...

Arm & Hammer Clump & Seal Platinum Litter, Multi-Cat, 27.5 Lbs https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06ZZ4679J?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf

  • Friendship Center is trying to help people keep their pets. Don't know situation but would hope April's sister can find a way to keep her cats. Please tell her to get to the Friendship Center third Saturday. News paper works in litter box too.

  • AprilsAngelsPets 12-year dog walking provider

    She does not need to keep these cats due to multiple reasons. Besides not being able to afford them she has a dog who harasses them. Dont ask me how she can afford a dog but not cats but its a very complicated story im happy to elaborate on if...

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    She does not need to keep these cats due to multiple reasons. Besides not being able to afford them she has a dog who harasses them. Dont ask me how she can afford a dog but not cats but its a very complicated story im happy to elaborate on if anyone is interested. Very sad. She will take them back if it doesnt work out and ill be happy to petsit for free as long as its feesible. I even think once they are rehomed they can be seperated if need be.

    My sister has some issues besides monetary.

26 hours ago

41 hours ago

Updated 30 hours ago

Lost Cat

My cat Atlas may be missing. 2100 bloc of W Sunnyside. He and his sister are always at the door and he may have slipped out in the dark when I came home last night. He is very afraid of people including me. He is a rescue cat that was not socialized properly. If you see him please message me. I will post a picture

  • Glad to hear he's safe and sound.

  • Thanks for letting us know.

    It's cold outside, brrrrrrr. My cat dashed out the door after the dog this afternoon, but I let him go because I knew he'd be back inside in a few minutes due to the cold. Sure enough, he was scratching at the inside door within a few minutes

    Atlas is no fool. Better to be inside where it's warm and the food is plentiful than outside in the cold.

    Nice to know you'll have a happier Thanksgiving now that he's back.

33 hours ago

Lost Keys at Lincoln & Leland

I lost my keys tonight about 5:30 pm, in the eastbound traffic lane of Leland before it turns south onto Lincoln. I got out of a cab right by the stop sign, so probably dropped them then. Keys have a gold lion key fob, a blue carabiner clip with a mailbox key, some bike lock keys, and several plastic tags including one from Chicago Public Library. If found, please message me ASAP. Thanks!!

2 days ago

Updated 42 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.

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

    Did you check with the CAPS facilitator?

  • There was a house fire caused by a fire in the fireplace. Everyone is safe.

2 days ago

Nov 15

Updated 2 days 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.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Need mover for couch

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

6 days ago

Updated 3 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 14

Updated 3 days ago

Break into silver 2001 bmw

Last around early morning, any where from 11:00pm-6:30am my car was broken into. $250 was stolen from my glove compartment as well as my debit card and other cards that were in the car. They also took the WHOLE change compartment as well. Always remember to lock your car doors. Happen by oakley between winnemac and argyle. If anyone has camera and captured it please message me.

  • Joe Chicago Transplant

    Sorry to sound like a jerk, but if you left your car doors unlocked in the city at any hours for any length of time, you sort of deserve that. Think of it as a relatively inexpensive lesson. I love the city BUT there are some basic rules you NEED...

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    Sorry to sound like a jerk, but if you left your car doors unlocked in the city at any hours for any length of time, you sort of deserve that. Think of it as a relatively inexpensive lesson. I love the city BUT there are some basic rules you NEED to follow:

    -LOCK YOUR CAR DOORS. Your car will have items taken from it.

    - Do not leave valuables in your car where they are visible. Locked or not, it will be stolen. And to a scumbag lowlife thief, that pair of free headphones that came with your iPhone are valuables. They will cause $500 in damage to your car to break the window to get them.

    -Do not sit idling in a car looking at your phone or napping. You will be carjacked or robbed.

    -Do not walk alone at night. You will be robbed or mugged.

    -Do not work in the garage at night with any door open or unlocked. Likelyhood of being robbed is high.

    -Do not leave your house locked or windows open ever. Yes even on the second floor I close and lock my windows. This is not paranoia it is reality in the city..

    -Conceal and carry.

  • I'll add two more: when you're gassing up, lock the car so that while you're using the pump and hose, some thief can't jump into your car and drive it away. I've been doing this for a long time and just last week, this type of car theft happened to...

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    I'll add two more: when you're gassing up, lock the car so that while you're using the pump and hose, some thief can't jump into your car and drive it away. I've been doing this for a long time and just last week, this type of car theft happened to a fellow at a gas station. It was on the broadcast news. And, stop living in your phones as you walk. A fast phone snatch is sooo easy.

    I do differ from conceal and carry; I don't want to own firearms. I grew up with parents who owned guns and taught my sister and me how to use them (22, 38, Luger, air rifle). However, about two years ago, three teenaged punks approached me quickly. My hands were in my pockets and I pressed one hand against the outer pocket (to make a bulge) and said, "do you really want to find out that I have a concealed carry license?" They turned and ran...phew! So...everyone, be safe and not so trusting.

Nov 16

Updated 5 days ago

Found: Young gray cat with fluffy tail and white flea collar

Found a sweet gray cat with a fluffy tail. Young and small--very sweet and friendly and feeling lost. She's wearing a white flea collar. She followed my boyfriend home. He found her on Monticello (near Cullom).

  • An update: I took him to the vet. He is not chipped, and tested negative for FIV/FeLV
    (whew!!). We've put up flyers, and rung a bunch of doorbells, but it seems like he might have been on his own for some time. We thought he was very young, but he...

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    An update: I took him to the vet. He is not chipped, and tested negative for FIV/FeLV
    (whew!!). We've put up flyers, and rung a bunch of doorbells, but it seems like he might have been on his own for some time. We thought he was very young, but he is a mature cat just very underweight.

    He's safe with me for as long as he needs--maybe forever if we can (slowly) get him together with our two cats. He's so sweet. I'm taking him back to the vet for a full exam next weekend.

    However, I'll leave this post up for a while in case someone is looking for him. Please let your neighbors know if you hear anything! Thank you.

  • Heather Albany Park resident, condo owner, cyclist

    Aww. Thank you for having him checked out and taking him in! He is lucky to have found such kind people.

Nov 02

Updated 5 days ago

North Park Elementary School influence continues...

NPES and it's influence/connections were able to stop a thread from continuing on Everyblock..one of the few arenas left for bringing light to corruption.

Here is the original post:

Hello. And no this isn't a viral letter about us leaving Chicago.....yet.

So we are now in appeals court in our litigation against North Park Elementary School in the 47th Ward. This was all simply due to our refusal to sell our property (in Coonley boundary area) to the private school...

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NPES and it's influence/connections were able to stop a thread from continuing on Everyblock..one of the few arenas left for bringing light to corruption.

Here is the original post:

Hello. And no this isn't a viral letter about us leaving Chicago.....yet.

So we are now in appeals court in our litigation against North Park Elementary School in the 47th Ward. This was all simply due to our refusal to sell our property (in Coonley boundary area) to the private school so our kids could attend Coonley.

I am still dumbfounded by the justice system in light of the evidence as it continues to side with the influential/well connected in our liberal enclave.

Apparently emails/texts received in discovery such as those outlined below are not enough to show corruption/threats/RICO in our city's courts:

Board Member/Developer to NPES: "I’m going to push his (Chadha) buttons today. My statement to him will be that my customers feel his property is worth less now and may want to wait for city foreclosure and buy it as a side yard."

Principal to NPES Board Members: "Negotiations on 2035 w Montrose have completely halted….We could re-contact the Alderman’s Office and see if he can speed up the court date or put additional pressure on the owner. "

NPES Board Member meeting notes: "Chris feels we need to put this to rest before the owner has a better understanding of our role throughout the last 3-4 months…..I know the Alderman’s office will do anything possible to help us get that property…"

Board Member/Developer to me: "Good luck hope the city doesn't take it away. This was a sure thing"

Thanks for listening/caring,
Raminder S. Chadha

Here is the original thread before they delete it: https://chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/sep15-the-chicago-way-update-chadha-v-npes-8289920/

    The Chicago Way update on Chadha v NPES
    Hello. And no this isn't a viral letter about us leaving Chicago.....yet. So we are now in appeals court in our litigation against North Park Elementary School in the 47th Ward. This was all simply due to our refusal to sell our property (in Coonley boundary area) to the private school so our kids could attend Coonley.
    https://chicago.everyblock.com
  • Tom

    NPES appears to continue to believe that hunkering down and trying to ignore their terrible past misdeeds in this matter will somehow make this blotch on their reputation just fade away...it's up to us to make sure it doesn't!

Oct 30

Updated 5 days ago

Looking for a car accident witness

My grey Yaris was parked on the 2400 block of W Leland and hit today sometime prior to 3pm. It appears the driver did file a report, but as I was not present any additional information from witnesses would be extremely helpful. If you happen to have seen anything related to the accident, please DM me.

Thanks in advance!

  • Mute Mute Me

    "Even if your car was parked illegally, if someone hits it they are still at fault according to the law. "

    Might be the law but i was parked in a no parking zone and watched someone destroy my car by backing his gigantic van into my car and insurance only paid half cuz i was parked illegally!

  • Ben

    The van driver’s insurance only paid half? If so I would have gotten your insurance company involved. They pay and then subrogate against the other driver’s insurance coverage. The law is quite clear. If you aren’t moving and the other vehicle is, it’s on them to avoid you. Our car...

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    The van driver’s insurance only paid half? If so I would have gotten your insurance company involved. They pay and then subrogate against the other driver’s insurance coverage. The law is quite clear. If you aren’t moving and the other vehicle is, it’s on them to avoid you. Our car was recently backed into while pulled over to the side with flashers on, not in a legal spot. The other driver tried to offer to pay half and claimed we were both in the wrong but since I knew the law I refused and had her get her insurance company involved. They immediately accepted liability.

Nov 16

Updated 6 days ago

carjacking foster/western a bit ago

I saw the police handcuffing this five African American perp not long ago. Any info?

Nov 17

Nov 15

Updated Nov 16

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

Updated Nov 16

Construction on Leland/Lincoln

Anybody know how long the (sewer?) construction is supposed to go on Leland between Leavitt and Lincoln? It looks intense with a lot of heavy movers onsite already :/

  • Michael Nudo L-Square here and there

    Alderman’s office didn’t know and the signs are outdated on trees, too (expire 11/10). Thanks!

  • Jill H 38 years in Chicago, 19 in North Center

    I read that it was going to take a month--not good for local businesses.

  • Water Co spent almost 5 months doing ours. Mind you it wasn't constant work. They put signs up but then never showed up for 2 weeks, then they did 1-2 days of work and left. If they showed up for work everyday my street if could have been done in a few weeks. I think theres a big lack of co-ordination running that show.

Nov 16

I'm seeking a parking space near Rockwell and Lawrence

Hello. I am looking for a covered or uncovered parking space for my compact Subaru near Rockwell and Lawrence (north of Lawrence). Recent victim of a hit and run side-swipe and would prefer to not have that happen again! Thank you!

Nov 07

Updated Nov 15

Leaving Outdoor Lights on to Prevent Crime?

Hi neighbors, I'm an environmentally conscious person and I deplore light pollution but I'm wondering if we should start leaving our outside lights on overnight to make the sidewalks safer for pedestrians? Does anyone know if this actually helps deter crime or am I just being foolishly hopeful?

  • Philip Independent Business owner ,47th. ward since 1968

    Lights on , very bright leds work well and save $.

  • smartypants Be Nice

    Thank you Kyle. I think I read an article in the New Yorker about this. But I think the bad guys have flashlight apps on their phones now. Also, I'm thinking more about the pedestrians walking home from all the restaurants near me at night.

Nov 13

Updated Nov 15

Gently Used Medical Supplies - Where to Donate?

Hello, neighbors! I am currently recovering from surgery and had to purchase a few items to make life manageable that I'd like to donate or sell in December when I *hopefully* no longer need them. I will have the following, all gently used:

1 pair of crutches (for heights 5'2" - 5'10")
1 cam walker boot with air pump (size adult small)
1 mobility knee scooter
1 shower chair
1 shoe lift (women's small, sizes 5.5-8)

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Hello, neighbors! I am currently recovering from surgery and had to purchase a few items to make life manageable that I'd like to donate or sell in December when I *hopefully* no longer need them. I will have the following, all gently used:

1 pair of crutches (for heights 5'2" - 5'10")
1 cam walker boot with air pump (size adult small)
1 mobility knee scooter
1 shower chair
1 shoe lift (women's small, sizes 5.5-8)

I've heard that some physical therapy offices will take these and donate them to countries in need, but I'd also love to help local folks if possible. I've checked places like ALS association, Shriners, and other organizations that don't accept these items.

Does anyone know of a local nonprofit that can use these items? If not I still plan on asking my physical therapist if they can donate them.

Thanks!

  • Go to your nearest VFW Post. There is always as VETERAN in need!!!

  • Dee Third generation in 45th Ward, now in 39th

    You could try the "Old Irving Park Community Clinic" on Addison just east of Central. They are the only "free" clinic on the north side of Chicago that charges nothing for their services or supplies and doesn't get any government or insurance payments. They are also in need of medical and non-medical volunteers.

    EMAIL info@oipcc.org
    CALL 773-427-0298

Nov 10

Updated Nov 15

Dog passed away in my alley

I was coming back from work and saw a dog who had passed away laying in the alley this morning between Monticello and central park, south of Leland . Looked like a terrier or beagle mix. Had nothing on me to move the dog. So i went home to get a blanket, went back and the dog was gone. Looked in the garbages and didn't see it. Anyone know any thing?

  • Lisa Central park block

    Thank you guys, animal control did pick up the poor thing. Haven't seen any signs posted for it either.

  • Thanks Lisa

Nov 12

Updated Nov 15

Saw the newly re-modeled baseball diamond at Winnemac Park

Does anybody have the inside scoop or industry knowledge of why they would sod such a large area in a public place? I assume the funds are donated but still...seems like it would be more useful to support programs or at least something that reaches out to a broader audience. Just wondering...

  • John Ravenswood

    But if you'd taken the two seconds to actually figure that IF out, we wouldn't have been treated to the wafting scent of your opinion. Better this way.

  • Mute Mute Me

    But if youd taken the two seconds to actually mute me you wouldnt have been treated to the wafting scent of my opinion.

    Better to take things into your own hands than rely on others to do things for you.

    You were already well aware you dont like my opinions before i commented on here. Cant blame anyone but yourself for still being exposed to them.

Nov 15

    Protect Rental Property Assets with an LLC
    Real Estate has always been considered a safe investment since the supply is finite and the demand grows with the population. Even though we have seen some swings in the real estate market over the past decade, the theory still is held true by many.
    http://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com

Nov 10

Updated Nov 15

Does anyone else miss DNAinfo?

116 people lost their jobs thanks to billionaire Joe Ricketts. It was a valuable neighborhood resource for information and discussion along with EB.

  • It is suspicious that he didn't see the business, he just shut it down. It leads me to believe it was an ideological as opposed to financial decision. How do you know he did not make a profit, or at.lwast was not on track to do so? You don't know, you are taking his word for it.

  • Neighborhood Dad 25-year resident of North Center/St Bens/Lincol...

    Joan M - maybe he thought economies of scale would help him. Who knows? That’s why nobody here can answer your questions “in good faith.” We are all speculating.

    A “savvy billionaire” would be unlikely to shut down a business just because the workers unionized. But it could have been...

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    Joan M - maybe he thought economies of scale would help him. Who knows? That’s why nobody here can answer your questions “in good faith.” We are all speculating.

    A “savvy billionaire” would be unlikely to shut down a business just because the workers unionized. But it could have been the straw that broke the camel’s back. Or just one more hassle he didn’t want to deal with to eventually, hopefully, make DNAInfo and Gothamist work.

    Again, just speculation. You’d have to ask Mr. Ricketts his real reasons. Please report back!

Nov 15

Nov 15

Nov 10

Updated Nov 14

Crosswalk Signage Needed

There is a crosswalk at the intersection of Foster and Claremont, however there are no signs in either direction notifying drivers of this. I've seen children on their way to school almost get hit by speeding cars attempting to make the light at Western and Foster. This needs fixing immediately. I've requested 311 to do this at least 6 times over the summer. So far....

  • Bob Kastigar 15 Years North Park, bike rider, retired

    It's not 'walk one block' - it's TWO blocks: one was to, and one way back from.

    Cars should stop for pedestrians. What has a one-way street got to do with this question?

    I saw a driver stop for pedestrians, that's the polite and sensitive thing to do, instead of drivers complaining on Every Block about things that get in their way and slow them down.

  • Citizen Pain Citizen Pain

    Cars should respect pedestrians if the pedestrians are using a crosswalk. If the pedestrians are jaywalking the cars should also stop (of course) sans the respect part. That's the civilized way.

Nov 13

Updated Nov 14

Roofer for small job

Hello Neighbors, I need a roofer to help me with a leak, probably skylight related. Anyone know of someone trustworthy, local who would do a small job?

  • Torres Brothers Roofing. They just replaced three skylights on my roof. They do a great job and are very reasonable on price. 773 671 4154. Good luck! I know leaky skylights are no fun...

  • Call Stuart Nyberg. He is honest and trustworthy. I recommended him to a friend recently and she was very impressed. 773 725- 8973

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 10

Updated Nov 12

Attemped break in!

Just caught 3 individuals trying to break in a 3407 w carmen storage room.
1 dark latino male with long black hair skinny
1 filipino looking male skinny
And 1 white woman

They sped off in a white panel van with two trump stickers in the back and an american flag in front.

Be on the lookout call police right away
Licence plate B truck
Illinois 1906710

  • Mute Mute Me

    what? 2non whites riding in a vehicle with 2 trump stickers and an american flag?! the vehicle must be stolen too!

  • Thank you for posting that!

  • SCC Northwest sider my whole life.

    Make B&E Great Again!

Nov 06

Updated Nov 11

Question about sewer gas smell

Hello, Wanted to see if the community had any insight about a building issue.

This past summer our building had the catch basin outside the basement cleared out of sludge. The following day we noticed a sewer gas odor inside the basement area closest to the catch basin. Seemed like it was coming from the inside drain.

We've poured water down the drain, thinking maybe the trap was dry, but it didn't do much for the odor.

I'm not sure whether or how the drains are connected, or if there's a ready fix for the odor.

Any insights would be appreciated! Thank you.

  • Not like paint thinner to me.

  • @MikeGoode appreciate the offer. We're still discussing as a building a good way forward. @DJH no, definitely not like paint thinner. Much more like the smell you get walking near Chicago manholes on a hot day, or by the river.

Nov 11

Nov 10

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Nov 10

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