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28 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Rooftop Poo etiquette?

So I’m sure it will be obvious to my neighbors that it’s me, but I’m trying my best here to not have my first impression seem like I’m an uptight jerk. I’m not. While I don’t currently own a dog, I am a dog lover. Here’s the deal. I’ve lived in my new condo for about two months now. I share the building with just two other residential units. Unfortunately I have yet to meet my neighbors and have only...

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So I’m sure it will be obvious to my neighbors that it’s me, but I’m trying my best here to not have my first impression seem like I’m an uptight jerk. I’m not. While I don’t currently own a dog, I am a dog lover. Here’s the deal. I’ve lived in my new condo for about two months now. I share the building with just two other residential units. Unfortunately I have yet to meet my neighbors and have only seen one of them once when he was in a hurry going upstairs and I had my headphones on and have a quick wave. I’ve gone on to my rooftop maybe 3-4 times and every time there has been dog poop up there. Two of the times, massive amounts. It’s on the side that doesn’t have the deck area but it’s pretty gross knowing that much is up there baking on the roof. Furthermore, it’s unsanitary and can attract rats. Also concerned about roof damage over time (tons of pea stains as well). Im surprised current and prior residents have allowed this. So now I get to be the bad guy who moved in. I feel like the rooftop has been taken away from me yet I’m paying my share. I’m considering putting in a note for my next HOA check about the situation and how I’d like to see it come to an end. The check goes to our HOA secretary on the top floor. I should add I’m not sure who’s dog it is yet between the two neighbors. For all I know they both own dogs. No one appears to be moving away anytime soon. I feel I have to say something. Am I out of line here?

  • future alderman future alderman

    ps...how could you not meet either of your neighbors in 2 months? traveling? invite them over for dinner and drinks

  • Big Oaks Big Oaks resident since 1979

    I would be low key at first. I would slip a note in with the HOA check. "I find the dog waste on the roof VERY concerning. I really hope something is done about it in the very near future."

Jun 13

Updated 4 hours ago

People walking dogs

keep your dog off my yard and out of my planting. If you want your dog to dig and tear up the outside do it in your yard. The outside is NOT a dog park. Walk your dog, pick up your poop and go home to wreck your yard. Show respect for the community. You do not have the “right” to be abusive and disrespectful to the community’s work to keep it looking nice because you can’t train fluffy. My yard is not open to your dog!

  • what a shocker, people whining on everyblock.. i'm gonna come poop on your lawn myself

  • also, here's an idea..stop being a wuss that makes passive aggressive posts online and start actually confronting the people who don't pick up after their dog..

2 days ago

Updated 6 hours ago

gunshots

Sounded like 3 sets of 3-4 gunshots, kimball and Wilson maybe. Anyone else hear them? Happened maybe 415pm

  • Eric Pepeson NW sider, modern conservative

    Ward, in your opinion, are things more active in the neighborhood this spring than in years past? It seems like its been a rough May and June compared to previous years.

  • ward greenleaf Smokey and the Bandit, Hooper, Cannonball Run...

    Good question, and absolutely much worse!

17 hours ago

Updated 16 hours ago

LOST CAT - last seen 6/19 at Rockwell and Gunnison

Hi neighbors, can you please keep an eye out for Tucker? He is a black and grey shorthair tabby. Thank you!

  • Your poster is a good one; put it in the alleys and on the streets, too. Is it posted on the usual sites? Tucker reminds me of my years ago "Skunky." Hope that you find him soon.

5 days ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Racist on a Bike

Yesterday morning my wife was walking near Gunnison and Western with our two-year old daughter, when an old white guy, possibly drunk, possibly mentally unsound, rode over to the stroller and said “F***in immigrants! Where are the real Americans. You’re not real Americans.” Then wobbled away on his bike. Does this guy sound familiar to anyone?

  • Tony B in RP - I'm not threatening violence. However, there's an old drunk guy wobbling around on a bike who likes hurl insults at strangers. Just the fact that he's drunk on a bike is bad enough, but if this is a habit with him, then sooner or later, he's gonna say the wrong thing to the wrong person.

  • Tony B in RP neighbor @ Lunt

    Maybe he lost his license because of a DUI and now he has to ride a bike.

5 days ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Any suggestions for recycling plastic ware from carry outs?

Somehow, we have ended up with dozens and dozens of pre-wrapped plastic cutlery sets, and a lot of individual ketchup packages. It's crazy! I don't want to contribute to the landfill problem we're facing, so I'm putting this out there. hoping for suggestions. We can mail them to where ever they can be put to use.

  • future alderman future alderman

    how silly-patrons of lakeview or any other food pantry don't need plastic utensils, we know how to get them from Starbucks

  • I ask for them not to include it and they do anyway. I have 3 large Ziploc backs one for each type of cutlery so I add them as they come in and use them for parties.

23 hours ago

2 days ago

Updated 39 hours ago

SAT help needed

We are looking for a person who has a proven track record with helping our daughter improve her SAT scores. CV needed to show what you have done.
Thank you
773-230-8225

39 hours ago

Mac skills in the neighborhood

I want to be more neighborhood and skill specific, and Craig's List doesn't really suit this.

If you or someone you know is looking for a *permanent* part time position (it's not the kind of position that can handle a revolving door), I'd love to talk. Here are the particulars.

Hours are Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 10am to 4pm, Fridays 9:30 to 3:30. These hours are not flexible. The pay is $15 an hour, but enabling my business to grow and...

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I want to be more neighborhood and skill specific, and Craig's List doesn't really suit this.

If you or someone you know is looking for a *permanent* part time position (it's not the kind of position that can handle a revolving door), I'd love to talk. Here are the particulars.

Hours are Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 10am to 4pm, Fridays 9:30 to 3:30. These hours are not flexible. The pay is $15 an hour, but enabling my business to grow and thrive will enable an increase in pay and room for growth in the job.

I'm looking for someone energetic who knows Mac really well, especially Word for Mac, has a steady hand, patience for occasionally tedious work while able to pay steady attention to it, and also up for the challenge of detailed work with a lot of responsibility. A background and interest in marketing is helpful but a marketing degree is not necessary. I need someone experienced with social media, including blogging and Pinterest. The person must be reliable (I can't afford to have someone who regularly has to call unable to come in), responsible, competent, attentive, efficient and detail oriented. Email only please, skin911@daniela.com.

    http://daniela.com

4 days ago

Updated 42 hours ago

People who don't deserve pets.

A few minutes ago, your little dog ran out. You shouted at him to come back. And when he did, whatever you did TO him, made him squeal not once but twice. I yelled at you for it and I hope you heard it. And I'm not the only one who witnessed this.

Whose fault is it that the dog ran down the block out of YOUR control? What did you do to the dog that made him squeal in pain? You sir, are a jerk.

  • future alderman future alderman

    was it Rahm?

  • If you see him again - and he is cruel to the dog - call 911 ( YES ) - tell them to come at once.....do not let them connect you to animal control - you want an officer on the spot at once..... but use your judgement as to whether he is actually being cruel - we do not think anyone that is hurting their dog - should be allowed to continue to do it - it is against the law - -

4 days ago

Updated 46 hours ago

Local Animal Shelter for Donations

Hi Neighbors,

Doing some spring/summer cleaning & we have a bunch of stuff we would like to donate to an animal shelter - towels, unused/lightly used dog toys, cat boxes, etc.

Can you recommend a local shelter that we can donate this stuff to? It's gotta go!

Thanks.
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3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Shooting around 10:50pm Monday

We heard gun fire near Kimball and Montrose. I believe someone was shot on the 4400 block of N. Bernard. Does anyone have any details about this incident?

  • Chicago Tribune on June 19, 2018
    Most recently, a 30-year-old man was shot in the torso while sitting in a vehicle with two friends around 10:45 p.m. in the 3400 block of West Montrose Avenue in the Albany Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side, police said. The shooter had approached on foot.

  • nimblewitted busy grandma

    thanks for the info

Jun 14

Updated 2 days ago

Northbound on Troy assault

To the man walking Southbound on Troy at around 1am. You threatened my daughter after she came home from work. You said some lewd comments and made obscene gestures. My girl is a tough cookie, but you just threatened the wrong girl! You promised you'd 'be around' and that you'd 'see' her again. You'll see me for sure if you come near or threaten anyone, especially my daughter, again. I'm reporting you to the police as well.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Found! Parakeet.

Is this budgie your's?

My husband found in the alley that we were able to finally catch. And a super caring neighbor we met through frantic SOS posts loaned us a full cage, food, grist, millet, toys galore plus an owners book from her own parakeet.

We are looking for her home and owners and also any refuge or rescue recommendations, please. Let's get this budgie home. Secured at Lawrence and Western.

Thx to all our super responsive neighbors! This is only going to Lincoln Square, so please share.

  • Greater Chicago Cage Bird Society and Rescue. Website and on Facebook.

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Lost dog on Montrose in Albany Park

My wife just came across this dog on Montrose near lawndale. The dog had no collar and she was unable to catch it. Does anyone know this dog? I'm hoping he/she finds its' way home

  • Jinthenorthside Part time student, Part time explorer

    I have seen a dog that looks exactly like this! Lives in a house on Hamlin near Cullom.

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Internet Service Providers

Moving to Albany Park from Rogers Park next week and need to get internet setup. What Internet Service Providers do you use? I currently have RCN and am sad that it is not available in my new area. I've already checked with AT&T and they can only provide 10MBPS. I need at least 50MBPS. Thank you.

  • We’ve had xfinity for several years w/o problems - except you do have to threaten to cancel every year or two

  • See if AT&T fiber is available at your new location. It's $80 a month, no taxes or fees. It's internet only but then you can get subsribe to Hulu, Netflix, YouTube TV and Amazon Prime TV etc. Won't need dish or cable.

    I have fiber and normally get 800mbps upload and download speeds, makes other providers feel like 4800 baud modem from 1980's.

5 days ago

  • Permit issued for new construction

    PERMIT EXPIRES ON 08/15/2018 Erection Starts: 7/13/2018, Erection Ends: 7/15/2018. ERECT TEMPORARY 24' WIDE X 20' LONG X 60" HIGH

    4400 N. Lincoln Ave. Issued June 15, 2018 Comment

Jun 13

Updated 5 days ago

Looking for a mechanic for a tune up

I have a old 2004 honda civic in need of a tune up. Anyone have a mechanic that is trustworthy and reasonably priced?

  • Chicago_Resident_Since_1997 Lincoln Square Resident since 2007

    Ron at Speedline I highly recommend, and Ashland Tire, and for bodywork Gordy at Unibody is the best in Chicago, all 3 are awesome guys... fair, honest and make their money based on referrals because they possess integrity. Check the Yelp reviews and see for yourself.

  • Chicago_Resident_Since_1997 Lincoln Square Resident since 2007

    ...also, Ron said Jon at Uptown Auto Service 5745 N Broadway 773.561.6122 is the man to go to for bodywork in our neighborhood.

6 days ago

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Jun 10

Updated 6 days ago

Is this your cat?

He/She/They has been hanging around Lincoln Square (Leavitt & Wilson) for at least a month. Skittsh, doesn't let anyone near.

  • Bluebelle, I hope you find your cat!!

  • Anti Cruelty does. NOT ear tip pet cats brought in for spaying/neutering. Thats simply not true and if you think they do then reach out and ask them

Jun 14

Updated 6 days ago

Optometrist Referral

Hi, I am looking for an economical (exam/contacts/glasses) optometrist referral in the Lakeview/Roscoe Village/North Center/Southport Corridor areas or even downtown Loop. Thank you for your suggestions.

  • If you have a Costco membership, they have an optometrist on staff.

  • My husband and I see Dr. Weiler at Lakeview Eye Care and and really like him and his staff.

  • The team at North Center Eye Care on Irving Park are great. 200$ cheaper on my daily contact orders than anyone else who takes my insurance!

6 days ago

Weekend: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Nosferatu, Ari Lehman, Outdoor Films

BAT-HAMLET - (through July 14th) When Shakespeare and Batman collide... Cornservatory, 4210 N. Lincoln, Chicago, IL 60618. (BYOB)

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DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE - (June 17th at 3pm) The Silent Film Society of Chicago presents this classic silent John Barrymore horror film with Jay Warren performing a live photoplay accompaniment on the 1927 Wurlitzer pipe organ! St. John Cantius, 825 N. Carpenter St., Chicago, IL.

NOSFERATU - (June 15th & 16th at 8pm) Chicago Filmmakers hosts two screenings of F.W. Murnau's incredible vampire film with a new live score by Maxx McGathey performed by Gramps the Vamp. Suggested donation $15. 5720 N. Ridge Avenue, Chicago, IL 60660.

AMERICAN ANIMALS - (June 15th - 21st) True crime story about a group of men who tried to pull off one of the boldest art heists in history. The Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613.

GRACE JONES: Bloodlight and Bami - (June 15th-21st) Documentary about the illustrious, multi-talented Grace Jones that was filmed over a 12-year span. Post-screening dance party on Monday night. Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., Chicago, IL 60601.

Music Box Theatre's Outdoor Summer Movie Series - (May 16th-Sept. 19th) See classics like Raiders of the Lost Ark, Home Alone, Back to the Future, Twister, and more on Wednesdays. Gates open at 6pm. Movies at 7:30pm. Free. Gallagher Way, 3637 N. Clark, Chicago, IL 60613.

MARY SHELLEY'S FRANKENSTEIN - (May 8th-Aug. 4th) Written and directed by David Catlin; adapted from Mary Shelley's dark tale of horror, love, and the power of creation and destruction. Lookingglass Theatre presents this production at Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan, Chicago, IL.

...come to the house to put an end to these claims. Very entertaining, twisted story! 6157 N. Clark, Chicago, IL 60660. (The film version with Katherine Hepburn is *highly* recommended...

...their homes and the kind of vengeance that can come from it.” The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL...

Hitch*Cocktails - (Fridays at 10pm) Alfred Hitchcock-themed improv skits based on audience suggestions. Live jazz band, parlor games. Actors must drink as the plot thickens. The Annoyance Theatre & Bar, 851 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657. Runs through August 10th, 2018.

...your eager eyes on the splendid beauty of decay. Art Institute of Chicago, Gallery 273, 111 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL...

A Home for Surrealism: Fantastic Planning in Mid-century Chicago - (through August 17th) Free, rare surrealist art exhibit presented by the Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario, Chicago, IL 60611.

The Science Behind Pixar - (through Jan. 6th, 2019) Learn about the science and technology behind the wonderful films Pixar creates. All ages. Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60637.

Angel Onofre Solo Art Show - (through June 17th) Visit the weird, wild world of artist Angel Onofre's imagination! Blick Art Materials, 42 S. State St., Chicago, IL 60603.

...much more. The SNL exhibit is also stationed in the building. Museum of Broadcast Communications, 360 N. State, Chicago, IL 60654...

...of violence in video game history, ranging from beautiful to excessive. Video Game Art Gallery, 2418 W. Bloomingdale #102, Chicago, IL 60647. Regular hours: Wednesdays 5pm-8pm; Sundays noon-5pm or call by...

...story, has the location set around Bachelors Grove Woods. Bucket O' Blood Books and Records, 3182 N. Elston, Chicago, IL 60618. (BYOB...

Sinema Obscura TV Party - (June 20th from 7pm-10pm) Independent films, music videos, live music. Logan Theatre Lounge, 2646 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL 60647.

Bad Axe Throwing - (Days/times vary) You know you want to... Group rates apply or just do a walk-in for $20/hr. Bad Axe Chicago, 2828 N. Clark (Atrium Level), Chicago, IL. (888) 435-0001.

Trapped in a Room with a Zombie - Room Escape adventures where guests must figure out clues and puzzles to escape a room they share with a snarling, chained-up zombie. Ages 14+ or must have parent. Fine Arts Building, 408 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL 60605.

Jun 14

Updated 6 days ago

Vote for The Northman for Best Cider Bar

The Northman, one of my favorite neighborhood spots, has been nominated by USA Today as Best Cider Bar! You can vote up to one time every day until July 9.
I already set a Google calendar reminder to vote everyday - I want this neighborhood gem to win!
http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-cider-bar/.

    Vote- Best Cider Bar Nominees: 2018 10Best Readers' Choice Travel Awards
    Voting for the Best Cider Bar is open! Cast your vote daily to help pick the 2018 10Best Readers' Choice Award for Best Cider Bar.
    https://www.10best.com

Jun 14

Printer and Piano keyboard

Pur small church is in need of a color printer and a piano keyboard. Please message me if you have either. Thank you in advanced.

Jun 13

Updated Jun 14

Key found

Single key on purple plastic tag found on Berteau Ave. between Ravenswood and Wolcott. Identify initials on tag and it's yours.

  • Dennis Realtor

    Does it say Roscoe Village Airbnb or Roscoe Village vacation home?

Jun 12

Updated Jun 14

New Parent Child Care Recommendations

Hi Neighbors, I am a soon-to-be new parent (come November) in the Ravenswood area, and I am starting my research into nearby child care options. I'd appreciate any advice/recommendations you might be able to share to direct my research! I'm hoping to find a great option that won't break the bank. I know that's easier said than done and that I need to get on a waiting list sooner than later! Thanks for any recommendations or resources you can share.

  • RC4 is a great place it is small but has a playground and good teachers. They also have teachers who have worked there for a long time.

  • Jayme Tipre Jayme Tipre

    Congrats on the new arrival! My daughter has an in-home daycare and has for the past 5 years as she is raising her own children. Her background is early childhood development and the ages range from newborn to 5. We are located just east of Old Irving in the Independence Park area. If you would like further information, please contact me at jgtjet2@sbcglobal.net

May 11

Updated Jun 13

Community Bench Building Project

Sunday May 20th, 1 - 4 pm Waters School (4540 N. Campbell)

We are working on a project to increase the number of benches in our neighborhood.

Please click below to learn more.
https://www.youcaring.com/ravenswoodlincolnsquareandnorthcentercommunity-1114370

You can either donate and sponsor a bench for a neighbor (either someone you know or someone who has requested one) or get one for your own parkway.

These benches are intended for the parkway or other public spaces to encourage walking and offer people a...

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Sunday May 20th, 1 - 4 pm Waters School (4540 N. Campbell)

We are working on a project to increase the number of benches in our neighborhood.

Please click below to learn more.
https://www.youcaring.com/ravenswoodlincolnsquareandnorthcentercommunity-1114370

You can either donate and sponsor a bench for a neighbor (either someone you know or someone who has requested one) or get one for your own parkway.

These benches are intended for the parkway or other public spaces to encourage walking and offer people a place to rest as they go around the neighborhood.

Our goal is to build 15 benches. If you would like to help build the benches please come to the work group Sunday May 20th at Waters School. All ages and abilities are welcome. You can rsvp to info@forwardchicago.org or call 773-633-8312. Please come support this project - thank you!

Rain date is June 3.

    Click here to support Community Bench Project
    If residents aren't confident that they can get from here to there without a place to rest people won't walk. This impacts people of all ages - parents with children, folks with bad knees, someone with a walker. A new bench-building initiative addresses this issue: From Here to There: Benches to...
    https://www.youcaring.com
  • Our Community Bench Build has been rescheduled to June 15th at 4pm at Waters School.

    We can’t wait to get started and sprinkle these benches through the neighborhood!

    If you sponsored a bench, please plan to come pick up your bench at the build or contact info@forwardchicago.org to make arrangements...

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    Our Community Bench Build has been rescheduled to June 15th at 4pm at Waters School.

    We can’t wait to get started and sprinkle these benches through the neighborhood!

    If you sponsored a bench, please plan to come pick up your bench at the build or contact info@forwardchicago.org to make arrangements for drop off / pick up.

    If you did not sign up for a bench or still want to sponsor one, you still can! Contact us for details.

    Rain date is June 16th at 9am.

    Please watch the Forward Chicago website and facebook for more info and pictures.
    See you there and thank you!!
    Forward Chicago

  • Hi all,
    We're so excited to build benches this Friday, June 15th from 4 - 6 at Waters School (4540 N. Campbell). Please feel free to come and help build and bring a friend!
    Please plan to pick up your bench starting after 5 and if you are unable to come to pick up the bench, please email info@forwardchiago.org.
    See you soon! Thanks again to our donors and participants.
    Forward Chicago

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Jun 06

Updated Jun 12

NPES "Kinder-gardeners" Grow Vegetables, Donate to Common Pantry

If you've been admiring the bright planter boxes on the North Park Elementary School play lot, you can thank the school’s kindergarteners. The NPES kindergarten class — led by teacher Zoe Ardito — have maintained every aspect of the planters, from deciding what to grow to sowing the seeds to plucking the weeds to harvesting the plants. It's part of their classroom's year-long service learning project, where students take the lead (with help from their teachers) in responding to the...

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If you've been admiring the bright planter boxes on the North Park Elementary School play lot, you can thank the school’s kindergarteners. The NPES kindergarten class — led by teacher Zoe Ardito — have maintained every aspect of the planters, from deciding what to grow to sowing the seeds to plucking the weeds to harvesting the plants. It's part of their classroom's year-long service learning project, where students take the lead (with help from their teachers) in responding to the needs of the school and community.

They started with a Fall visit to Montrose Metra Community Gardens. The hands-on experience saw the students harvesting tomatoes, peas, peppers and eggplants, which were bagged up and donated to Common Pantry, a local food pantry. “Not only did they get to feel like they were a part of this gardening project, but to give back to the community was really awesome for them,” Ardito says.

During the winter months, the class read books on gardening, talked about what happens around the globe in the winter and learned about eating seasonally. In late February, the class started to plan their gardens and in May they planted low-maintenance vegetables like zucchini, tomatoes and peppers which they'll water, weed and harvest before the end of the school year. Then they'll do another round of planting, so they can see the results when they come back in the fall. “I think it promotes global awareness, being part of a bigger picture, to plant and see things come to life,” Ardito says.

According to Ardito, kindergarten is the perfect time for kids to start learning about gardening. “What's beautiful about this age is their excitement and understanding,” she says. “They're starting to comprehend things, to develop a self-awareness and empathy, and to have an awareness of the world around them.” And then there's the dirt. “Playing in the dirt is one of their favorite things to do!"

  • K in North Center longtime North Side resident

    Susy D -- not sure where you are, but several North Side CPS schools already do some variation on what NPES does. As mentioned above, Waters has a strong ecological focus and not only has gardening but also a strong no-waste program with recycling (and I believe composting). Coonley has...

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    Susy D -- not sure where you are, but several North Side CPS schools already do some variation on what NPES does. As mentioned above, Waters has a strong ecological focus and not only has gardening but also a strong no-waste program with recycling (and I believe composting). Coonley has its "kinder garden" outside the school, which (as you might expect) the kindergarteners tend to. Bell has a civics unit in which the teacher takes kids to the grocery store and then has the kids deliver food to a food pantry. Sometimes these activities are integrated into a science curriculum. So because the teachers have mandated amounts of time they have to spend on specific subjects (not just math and writing and science and social studies, but also PE and computers), they manage to fit this in without taking away from other instruction. Surely you can't be against that. And in certain parts of the city, where there are food deserts, school/community gardens offer a way for children (and adults) to have access to fresh produce.

    As for CPS being a priority for the city, anyone who follows the news might think otherwise. Just in the past 6 months there have been revelations about special-ed services denied to students to save money, rats and other filthy conditions due to the privatized cleaning contract, and sex abuse that was covered up by CPS for years. So unfortunately no, the city (mayor) has not prioritized public education. Instead he/they have diverted resources to charter schools while starving neighborhood schools, in addition to hiring grifters and putting money toward building new schools instead of fixing/supporting the existing ones. In fact, it would be great if more Chicago citizens would pressure the mayor/city to make better decisions with their tax money.

  • I am well aware of what you say - - - but it makes one wonder where all the $$$$$ that comes out of our Real Estate Taxes - goes - - I would like to re-state what someone once said to me when I went to a meeting at Police headquarters - "Susy D, you live in Mayberry" - - -

Jun 12

Nov 06 2012

Updated Jun 11

Graffiti - 2431 W. Irving Park Rd.

Over 5 months now. Your alderman and city hard at work. So funny...

Jun 08

Updated Jun 10

reporting building code violations

We have a condo board refusing to make necessary repairs to the building for code violations. Has anyone ever reported their own building for violations?

  • Could you clarify how they were withholding the assements? Their own assements? And they were suing the association? Wouldnt that mean suing the BODs? So suing themselves? So everyone on the board is from the family? This is quite confusing

  • future alderman future alderman

    and ridiculously convoluted----u say ravenswood but it sounds more like west rp. get a lawyer or rent me your unit

Jun 10

Jun 10

Dec 31

Updated Jun 09

Waterbed Store

Does anyone know of any Waterbed stores in the area? It appears as though our bed has sprung a leak.

TIA

  • Spam Alert Don't be selling your used junk up in here, okay?

    Your Komodo Dragon clawed a hole in that water bed mattress? Am I right?
    You used to troll so hard. Where you been hiding?

  • @Spam Alert,

    Either contribute to the thread or move along. You are nothing but a pot stirrer.

    @Fabia, found what I needed at WBB. They also had a racecar bed for sale. I bought it for Bruiser (my Akita/German Shepherd/Poodle mix).

    Thoughts?

Jun 05

Updated Jun 07

Nosy Neighbors

I walked into my kitchen early this morning to find my neighbor taking pictures inside my home. I made a lot of noise so she would realize I was home and awake but she didn't stop. I then got my phone camera and opened my door and snapped this shot of her. I think she is having a breakdown or just nothing better to do. I called the police to check up on her and she said she wanted to...

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I walked into my kitchen early this morning to find my neighbor taking pictures inside my home. I made a lot of noise so she would realize I was home and awake but she didn't stop. I then got my phone camera and opened my door and snapped this shot of her. I think she is having a breakdown or just nothing better to do. I called the police to check up on her and she said she wanted to take pictures of inside of my house since she doesn't like my artwork. She said she used to work for Hugh Heffner and it is totally fine to take photos of me inside my house. She said she knows the law and has the right. There is definitely lead in the water in this building. Police wrote a report on her but they actually took time to look it up to see if it was legal or not since such a gray area. I do feel bad for police in situations like this but they handled it very nicely. They educated her on the law and made some peace and wrote an incident report so she knows not to do this anymore. It is NOT legal to take pictures of people inside their house without their permission. It is a violation of my right to a privacy. They even had an app to look up the law. Thank you CPD for resolving without escalating! I can tell police are trying and getting more training.

  • My last post on this troll's threads; recognizing someone's disorientation in a photo is plain....lack of focus.....confused expression....etc. Maybe it was a selfie, but I really don't care. Byeeee...

  • Entertaining stuff as usual. I recall the epic thread about how a local school gave her kid a loaner shirt after his got dirty and OP was livid the shirt said ‘loaner’. oh the drama!!

Jun 07

Summer 2018 guide to Chicago's Riverwalk

This summer, the city’s first cider-focused brewpub (located at 4337 N. Lincoln Ave. in North Center) is opening a Riverwalk branch at the site formerly occupied by Cyrano...

    Summer 2018 guide to Chicago's Riverwalk
    Is it crowded? Usually. Is it expensive? Very. But Chicago's Riverwalk, a 1.25-mile-long pedestrian strip flanking its namesake waterway from Lake Shore Drive to Lake Street, maintains an undeniable charm all the same. Last renovated in 2016, the waterfront path features a sort of highlight reel of downtown life: lush greenery and floating gardens, sweeping skyline views and, best of all, plenty of lively people-watching.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jun 07

  • Permit issued for new construction

    SELF-CERT: NEW CUSTOM TWO STORY FRAME SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE WITH BASEMENT AND DETACHED TWO CAR FRAME GARAGE WITH ROOF DECK WITH PERGOLA AND TRELLIS AND METAL STAIRS ACCESS AS PER PLANS

    4320 N. Claremont Ave. Issued June 5, 2018 Comment
  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    RENOVATE EXISTING 2-STORY + BASEMENT COMMON MASONRY SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCE. NEW 2-STORY + BASEMENT FRAME ADDITION. RENOVATE EXISTING FRONT STAIR AND NEW FRAME CANOPY. RENOVATE EXISTING OFF-STREET SURFACE PARKING. NEW FENCE AT SIDE AND REAR YARD AS PER PLANS **CERTIFIED CORRECTIONS- - SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS & AUDIT **

    2319 W. Hutchinson St. Issued June 5, 2018 Comment

Jun 06

Outstanding Nanny Available

My nanny of 2 years will be available starting in June. I am the mother of 5 and a former educator with high standards. Our nanny is wonderful. She also helps with light housekeeping. Her primary language is Spanish, but she communicates well using Google Translate. My youngest son is bilingual because of his fantastic nanny. In the 2 years she has worked for me she missed only 2 days of work do to illness. She is extremely reliable, trust worthy, punctual, loving and patient. I am happy to introduce her to a new family.

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