46 hours ago

Updated 3 hours 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 9 hours 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 9 hours 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.

3 days ago

Updated 10 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

2 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Saturday Apartment Search

A friend has a job interview this Friday that might mean he could be looking for an apartment Saturday but he is unsure of his schedule. Do you know landlords or apartment brokers that take walk-ins on Saturdays?

  • My new landlord probably would. Call 773.507.9668. They have several buildings in Rogers Park and Edgewater. They may all be 2 bedroom though.

  • You can also try my landlord. He has an apartment available.
    You can text or call him at 773-510-2271. His name is John.

  • HarleyGrrl Why YES! People actually DO live on Clark St!

    I'm around today showing a place I have on Balmoral and ashland . It's a3 bdrm 1 bath for 1600 they can call or text me at (773) 800-9779

18 hours ago

  • Permit issued for new construction

    INTERIOR ALTERATIONS FOR A MEDICAL OFFICE TENANT BUILD-OUT ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF AN EXISTING 4-STORY BUILDING WITH 9-DWELLING UNITS ON THE FLOORS ABOVE.

    2324 W. Lawrence Ave. Issued November 16, 2017 Comment

3 days ago

Updated 27 hours ago

  • Was this at the same location that had all the trouble this past spring?

  • Joe Chicago Transplant

    Need to get criminal thugs out of the area. They are ruining the neighborhood. It is becoming very dangerous.

2 days ago

Updated 31 hours ago

carjacking foster/western a bit ago

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

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

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.

2 days ago

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!

2 days ago

2 days ago

Nov 07

Updated 2 days ago

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.

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

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)

I've heard that some...

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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

4 days ago

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.

  • I work midnights and wasn't locking my car doors after using it during the day expecting to be using it again "soon".Silly me - someone went thru my door pockets and glove compartment recently, might have had an emergency 20 dollar bill in the glove box, it was long ago,...

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    I work midnights and wasn't locking my car doors after using it during the day expecting to be using it again "soon".Silly me - someone went thru my door pockets and glove compartment recently, might have had an emergency 20 dollar bill in the glove box, it was long ago, can't remember. So I lost probably nothing except my naive belief that crime takes place in the wee hours - all good advice, lock doors and keep nothing of value in your vehicle , property crime is obviously up in the city - do what you can to not be a victim.Even if they don't take anything you're left with that creepy feeling of finding papers and stuff scattered all around your car, hard to shake.

  • I had the money in my car because I’m a sever and forgot to go to the bank after work because i was so tired and had to rush home because my little brother was sick.

Nov 10

Updated 3 days ago

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

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

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.

3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

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!

3 days ago

Nov 10

Updated 4 days ago

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.

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

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 10

Updated 6 days ago

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 10

If you're a Veteran (or spouse of Vet) or Serving now and own a home in Cook County. Check this out!

Family property tax appeal business at 3447 W. Foster offering FREE SERVICE to anyone who has lost a spouse in the line of duty. Additionally they have a great offer for Vets (even their spouses) and anyone serving ANY branch of Military or Reserves, check it out!

appealunfairpropertytax.com/veterans-day-special.html

Nov 05

Updated Nov 09

robbery in Ravenswood

Has anyone heard about a couple being robbed on Ravenswood ave near the intersection with W Winnemac st? I guess it happened a few day ago.

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

    80% increase? WOW!!

  • Always the same description of the criminals. Amazing. Police COmmander of 20th district noted this sort of crime in 20th district at least was committed by transients. I've seen open purchase & using of drugs 2 blocks from Winnemac Park in the alleys. Always the same kinda people.

Nov 08

Updated Nov 09

Neighborhood crime info

I just wanted to post a few issues that have happened over the past few days. An attempted break in in the 2600 block of W Carmen - three black men in the 20s tried to break in to my neighbor's basement on 11/03 during the day but were scared off by a neighbor (911 was called). Last night walking home from the L around 10:45pm. I saw a black kid - 15-18? - trying the handles of all the...

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I just wanted to post a few issues that have happened over the past few days. An attempted break in in the 2600 block of W Carmen - three black men in the 20s tried to break in to my neighbor's basement on 11/03 during the day but were scared off by a neighbor (911 was called). Last night walking home from the L around 10:45pm. I saw a black kid - 15-18? - trying the handles of all the cars on Claremont north of Lawrence. He then crossed Lawrence and tried the handles of all the cars in the lot where the CorePower and PureBarre are (I did call 911). Then when I got home (2600 block of W Carmen) my mail had been dumped and only catalogs were left scattered around. I hope nothing important was stolen (yes, I have LifeLock). Stay vigilant.

  • Thank you for posting and thank you for calling the police.

  • Philly_Phil Displaced Philadelphian

    Additionally, there have been some stories that seem to have gone unseen on EveryBlock. My wife and I were walking back from a Halloween party on the 4600 block of N Damen on 10/28 around 11PM when we witnessed the arrest of the men who had robbed multiple people in...

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    Additionally, there have been some stories that seem to have gone unseen on EveryBlock. My wife and I were walking back from a Halloween party on the 4600 block of N Damen on 10/28 around 11PM when we witnessed the arrest of the men who had robbed multiple people in the area including a Half Acre employee on a smoke break. Story here: http://bit.ly/2iJfjfO

    There was also a shooting at 4600 N Greenview across from Walgreens on 11/1 where 2 men were hit while sitting in a minivan. Story here: http://dnain.fo/2jggibj

    Thanks for posting, LincolnSquarePoppy.

  • It's getting worse with the season! We've had the same type trying car door handles down our block. Add to that the two times I've seen 2 - 20 something black kids dropped off by cab and roam through neighbors yards looking into windows. Yes 911 was called & they quickly ran off down Lawrence when a neighbor yelled at them.

Nov 09

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Nov 04

Updated Nov 08

Local Artist Arrested for Assaulting a Concerned Citizen Durring Community Event.

A certain artist known for his self promotion was arrested this evening for assaulting a concerned citizen who was participating in the weekly positive loitering.

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

    Thanks, Maria. So we know he’s accused of battery, not assault. There goes the First Amendment defense! As Prohibitionist John B. Finch said, “Your right to swing your arm leaves off where my right not to have my nose struck begins.”

    Of course, “battery” doesn’t have to cause harm. It could have been a push or a shove or something else far less than a punch or slap. Who knows?

    Does anyone know what happened?

  • No doubt,a pricing dispute over a Saint Helen mural? Possibly a limited edition Tent City lithograph?

Apr 14

Updated Nov 08

Plumber recommendation

We have had a plumbing emergency where there is water leaking in the house top floor to basement but we can't tell where it's coming from. Can anyone recommend a plumber in Lincoln Square who would be available this holiday weekend?

  • Lisa tschaen 773.447.2928

  • Hope your issue has been resolved, we had the same problem a few months back and have been good ever since it was taken care of by Roto Flush here is their site www.RotoFlushSewerPlumbing.com I forgot the gentlemen's name that came but he was the owner of the company. So he did a good job :)

Nov 04

Updated Nov 07

Apartments?

Just curious if anyone in Ravenswood/Lincoln square have any other resources for looking at apartments in the area? As opposed to craigslist - for all intensive purposes is fine. But I feel there are people in the area who own townhomes that have rentals and just don't feel the need to put them online? Perhaps it relates to just walking around the area and looking for signs.

anyone have any thoughts?

  • If you want a quality place, go to a realtor. It will cost you nothing because the property owner pays. I'm a landlady and I assure you I would never use Craig's list..

  • Andrew Carpenter Realtor Edgewater home owner and Chicago Reator

    I'd be happy to help and it might surprise you that you would be able to buy instead of rent. A condo in Ravenswood can be had for under $1200 per month including everything but utilities. There are down payment assistance programs to help you with the initial cost of home ownership.

Nov 04

Updated Nov 07

Watch out for scammers on Damen Avenue!

Just had three African Americans buzz every buzzer in my building in an attempt to get in. They had the age-old ComEd scammer binder. Two men, one woman with her hair in long braids, all wearing black winter coats. Early to mid-twenties.

One of my neighbors buzzed them in, but I ran down and closed the door before they could get in.

I'm at Damen and Ainslie and they were heading north from our place.

Just a reminder to not let anyone else in unless you know who they are. Keep your neighbors safe and don't be the one who lets scammers into your building!!

  • NO the ups armed robberies haven't hit LS yet. But remain wary this season !

  • Am Imo

    My building gets a lot of packages. I notice the delivery companies do not buzz anymore. That's a relief not to have bell rung several times a day. They now have keys to let themselves in like postal service does. Wonder who gave them keys.

Nov 02

Updated Nov 06

Any other renters have this requirement?

THIS REQUIREMENT WILL BE PART OF THE LEASE RIDER AND TAKE EFFECT WITH YOUR LEASE RENEWAL DATE.

CONTINUOUS LIABILITY INSURANCE COVERAGE WILL BE REQUIRED THROUGOUT TENANCY. FAILURE TO MAINTAIN COVERAGE IS GROUNDS FOR LEASE TERMINATION.

Please read the following requirements and policies of the option that pertains to you:

YOU DON’T CURRENTLY HAVE RENTER LIABILITY INSURANCE:
You can purchase Liability Insurance from any insurance provider. The policy is required to have $100,000 coverage and designate the name of whichever one...

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THIS REQUIREMENT WILL BE PART OF THE LEASE RIDER AND TAKE EFFECT WITH YOUR LEASE RENEWAL DATE.

CONTINUOUS LIABILITY INSURANCE COVERAGE WILL BE REQUIRED THROUGOUT TENANCY. FAILURE TO MAINTAIN COVERAGE IS GROUNDS FOR LEASE TERMINATION.

Please read the following requirements and policies of the option that pertains to you:

YOU DON’T CURRENTLY HAVE RENTER LIABILITY INSURANCE:
You can purchase Liability Insurance from any insurance provider. The policy is required to have $100,000 coverage and designate the name of whichever one of our companies from which you are renting: KLC Properties, Inc. or Capital Investments, Inc. as an “INTERESTED PARTY”. Policies purchased without those requirements will not be accepted. Ask if the insurance company will automatically send your renewal policies directly to our office-would save you the time and energy to send it to us!
PROOF OF PROPER, ACCEPTABLE LIABILITY INSURANCE COVERAGE MUST BE PROVIDED BY 8:59 A.M. ON THE DAY BEFORE LEASE RENEWAL DATE.
IF THE POLICY WITH THE SPECIFIED REQUIREMENTS LISTED ABOVE IS NOT RECEIVED BY OUR OFFICE BY 8:59 A.M., YOU WILL BE CHARGED $50.00 PER MONTH IN ADDITION TO THE RENT UNTIL YOU PROVIDE PROOF OF LIABILITY COVERAGE. ($50 FOR FULL MONTH REGARDLESS OF DATE IN MONTH WHEN PROOF OF COVERAGE IS SHOWN) (NO PRO-RATING)

CONTINUOUS LIABILITY INSURANCE COVERAGE IS REQUIRED AS PART OF THE LEASE RIDER. FAILURE TO MAINTAIN LIABILITY COVERAGE IS GROUNDS FOR LEASE TERMINATION.

*Please note: Liability Insurance does not protect a Renter against loss or damage to Renter’s personal property or belongings.

  • future alderman future alderman

    if you have to buy liability insurance why should you have to pay a security deposit or move-in fee? answer-you shouldn't. so yeah, i'll pay 12 bucks a month instead of your draconian move-in fee.

  • Oh hi! You either live in my building or another managed by the same company! My individual renters policy met the requirements. I just called my agent and had them add the management company. Super easy!

Nov 05

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Nov 05

Healthcare Enrollment Open - Neighborhood Resources Available

Open enrollment on the health care marketplace began on
November 1 and lasts until December 15 on HealthCare.gov. Whether this is your first time getting covered or you are returning to shop and save, you must take action
by December 15. There is a minimum penalty of $695 for not having health insurance.

Please help spread the word -- the current administration slashed the advertising budget, so many people may not know. Local help is available; find resources here: https://localhelp.healthcare.gov/#/

    Get 2018 health coverage. Health Insurance Marketplace
    Official site of Affordable Care Act. Enroll now for 2018 coverage. See health coverage choices, ways to save today, how law affects you.
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Oct 07

Updated Nov 04

What's happening to our neighborhood?

Been in Ravenswood 30+ years in the same house and over the last few years I've seen more and more younger families move into the neighborhood which is not a bad thing it's a breath of fresh air to see the community grow and flourish but the amount of racism that has come with it is sad especially when your told "This is my neighborhood you don't belong here" from a couple young enough to be your children that is fairly new to the neighborhood so the question is do you believe we are losing our charm as a family friendly neighborhood to these young transplants?

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

    There are many neighborhood schools that parents are clamoring to get their kids into! Off the top of my head, Rogers, Blaine, Wildwood

  • smartypants Be Nice

    Robin, true, but Blaine, Coonley, Bell, Hawthorne, Nettlehorst, etc. are not in affordable neighborhoods....even for renters. I don't know of anyone clamoring to get into Rogers but would be thrilled if that happens.

Nov 04

Nov 03

Humidifier Installation?

Hi,
I'm interested in installing a Humidamist humidifer in my condo, as my furnace enclosure isn't large enough to accommodate anything else. I'm interested in if anyone else has installed these units, and what sort of experience you've had, as well as who you used to install them.
Thanks,
Chris

Nov 02

Starbucks shooting Lawrence/Broadway

Keep hearing a helicopter going by and just heard it may be due to 3 being shot at that Starbucks on Lawrence & Broadway. Maybe looking for the suspect?

Nov 02

Theatre Y and Red Tape Theatre Proudly Present Federico Garcia Lorca's YERMA

The second of FEDERICO GARCÍA LORCA’s three rural tragedies, YERMA is the story of a woman driven to extremes by her desperate desireto have a child. Trapped in a passionless marriage with a husband who will not father her children,Yerma's maternal longing becomes an obsession. Like much of Lorca’s other work, the play casts a critical eye upon what he called“the grotesque treatment of women” and the repression of female sexual desire. In Max Truax's production of Theatre Y ensemble...

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The second of FEDERICO GARCÍA LORCA’s three rural tragedies, YERMA is the story of a woman driven to extremes by her desperate desireto have a child. Trapped in a passionless marriage with a husband who will not father her children,Yerma's maternal longing becomes an obsession. Like much of Lorca’s other work, the play casts a critical eye upon what he called“the grotesque treatment of women” and the repression of female sexual desire. In Max Truax's production of Theatre Y ensemble member Hector Álvarez's new translation, the barrenness of Yerma’smarriage reduces her home to a prison, under the controlling force of the male gaze, personified by an ever-present male chorus. This is the "tragic poem" of a woman stretched between the burden of her family's honor and an all-consuming appetite she can't name or hold.

Directed by Max Truax,
Original Music by Jeff Award winning composer Nicholas Tonozzi,
New Adaptation from the Spanish by Theatre Y Ensemble Member Héctor Álvarez.

Fridays and Saturdays 7:30 PM/Sundays 4:00 PM through December 10

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Oct 31

Updated Nov 01

Abaya

Where in Chicago can I buy abayas? I need something that isn't expensive ($30 or less) kindly please provide exact addresses if possible. My mom is traveling to Saudi Arabia and she needs a lot since she'll be staying there for a while

  • Here are a few places: corner of Lawrence and Harding Ave. Lawrence and keeler. Elston and Pulaski. You will see them displayed in the store front windows.

Nov 01

Oct 28

Updated Oct 31

Gun shots

2 15AMish, shots heard by Leland and Ravenswood?

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

    And, if the 911 operator is being difficult, demand to speak to a supervisor

  • Agreed, ALWAYS CALL POLICE. Just a week ago, I heard shots fired around 2am and called the police and I gave an idea of where it sounded like it came from, this was near Foster and Hoyne. Also, it's not posted anywhere on Everyblock, but in the 2000 W Block...

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    Agreed, ALWAYS CALL POLICE. Just a week ago, I heard shots fired around 2am and called the police and I gave an idea of where it sounded like it came from, this was near Foster and Hoyne. Also, it's not posted anywhere on Everyblock, but in the 2000 W Block of Farragut, a car had all 4 tires stolen, left on blocks and the passenger side window busted in, this probably occurred very early Wednesday morning because I saw the owner of the car around 10am on Thursday(last week) taking photos of his damaged car. On Thursday night, I got in late from dropping a family member off, around 2am and at 3:12am, I heard a car alarm go off and called 911 immediately. Car that had damage was a Honda. Both Honda and Toyota's tires are highly desired, get lugnut locks for your tires or an alarm or both, for your car. I have a Viper Alarm on my Toyota and Lugnut locks. ALWAYS call the police, just because you don't hear anything else, does not mean whatever you heard is irrelevant.

Oct 27

Updated Oct 30

Plumber recommendation?

I'm looking for recommendations on a plumber. We have a small job, it's a leaky faucet.

  • Mike Goode Owner of Goode Plumbing in Chicago

    I own Goode Plumbing, and if we can help, please let us know-you can check our reviews on Angie's List and Yelp, and can reach us on (773) 930-3451. Whether you use us or another plumber, please know that you actually should use a licensed plumber and not a handyman-per...

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    I own Goode Plumbing, and if we can help, please let us know-you can check our reviews on Angie's List and Yelp, and can reach us on (773) 930-3451. Whether you use us or another plumber, please know that you actually should use a licensed plumber and not a handyman-per Chicago Plumbing Code, only a licensed plumber is supposed to disconnect a fixture/faucet/etc from a water supply source. You will also want to make sure that the installer does not use flexible supply lines, as they are not allowed by code (an issue that may be brought up when you go to sell). Some faucets do have flexible supply lines built in, which should be braided stainless steel lines and not vinyl, plastic, etc. Even with the built in lines, several inspectors have asked that they be connected using tubular supplies.

  • John Ravenswood

    So Mike up there is biased (it's his business after all), but I'm not and they've consistently done a great job for me. I'd recommend 100 percent.

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