Jun 13

Updated 44 min 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!

  • i agree that dog owners walking their dog should pick up the poop BUT most chicago homeowners dont even bother to mow or rake their front lawn. its not always the dogs fault the lawn looks brown.

  • Most don’t mow? um ok.

37 hours ago

Updated 51 min 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?

  • Sometimes people get away with doing uncivil things because no one calls them on it. They might be embarrassed and apologetic.

  • Kim

    I know nothing of your neighbors, but are there small children in the building? Just thinking that when I had a baby, a dog, and a husband who traveled, walking the dog late at night was a challenge and using the roof deck would have remedied the situation. Seems to...

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    I know nothing of your neighbors, but are there small children in the building? Just thinking that when I had a baby, a dog, and a husband who traveled, walking the dog late at night was a challenge and using the roof deck would have remedied the situation. Seems to me if they need to use it as such, adding some turf pads for that purpose and immediately picking up poop would be a good compromise. But yeah, you should haven't to live with a roof deck covered in pee and poop.

27 hours ago

Updated 25 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.

6 days ago

Updated 26 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 26 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.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days 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

5 days ago

Updated 2 days 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 2 days 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.
🐶🐱

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.

3 days ago

4 days ago

Updated 4 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.

Jun 15

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.

Jun 13

Updated 6 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.

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

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 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

Jun 14

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

Jun 11

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

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 08

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

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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.

Jun 06

Help? Anyone know this car?

There was a '85 Toyota 4 Runner with MI plates and a for sale sign in the window parked on Francisco just south of Wilson. Even though it was there for a few days we procrastinated and did not call. The phone number on the sign had a (312) area code. We would love to talk with the owner if it is still for sale.

Jun 02

Updated Jun 05

Wilson Ave road work

1-2 months ago there was a ton of work being done on the pipes under Wilson Ave between Ravenswood and Damen. They’re gone now but they left the street a complete mess - uneven with large bumps and very difficult to drive across. It feels like my car is going to fall apart every time I go down that street. Does anyone know if they are finished or if they’re coming back to fix the crummy patch up job that’s there?

  • Tiger - thank you, that's very helpful!!

  • Jinthenorthside Part time student, Part time explorer

    I know live in albany park, and they did the same to our street last summer they just fixed it up two weeks ago. Re-did the road, side walks, and new grass. Hopefully that street will get the same luck!

Jun 05

Updated Jun 05

Training for children and parents on grooming

The only way to really stop this is by educating children, parents and law enforcement on the red flags. https://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2018/06/01/cps-failed-protect-students-sex-abuse-tribune-report. Please ask your LSC to mandate training at every age of your school to the KIDS & teachers.

    CPS Failed to Protect Students from Sex Abuse: Tribune Report
    Through repeated failures and mistakes, Chicago Public Schools failed to protect hundreds of students from sexual abuse and misconduct by its own employees, according to a bombshell report from the Chicago Tribune. The multi-part series " Betrayed " details how CPS used ineffective employee background checks, failed to alert authorities about sexual misconduct allegations and inflicted "psychological pain" on victims across hundreds of cases of abuse.
    https://chicagotonight.wttw.com

Jun 04

Updated Jun 05

10.45pm construction noise on Argyle and Seeley

Why are crews working at nearly 11pm with jackhammers and the like? I assumed that this wouldn’t be allowed. Can a complaint be filed with the Alderman?

  • Yes. Pretty much anything can start with the Alderman's office, they will/should give you other instruction if it's something they don't handle.

  • Any construction work in the street after dark is pretty much due to an emergency and in those cases they don't need to wait until the daylight to start the work. You can complain to the alderman but won't go anywhere if the work was due to an emergency.

  • Chicago_Resident_Since_1997 Lincoln Square Resident since 2007

    They may just be doing it late for that exact reason, so residents can have showers in the morning, flush toilets, etc. City living can be loud, fair warning is given from the get-go.

Jun 04

Updated Jun 05

GoFundMe Campaign for Lane Carnival victim

In case anyone is interested in donating, here is the link: https://www.gofundme.com/pay-marvins-medical-bill

    Click here to support Pay Marvins Medical Bill organized by Soraya Aguirre
    On Saturday afternoon, May 26, 2018 at the Lane Tech carnival , Marvin attended an event that was suppose to be fun memories with peers and friends. His friend's bicycle was being strong armed from him and without hesitation, Marvin defended his friend but instead got jumped and beaten by a large...
    https://www.gofundme.com
  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    How awful!

  • Marvin defended his friend...courageous young man.

    I hope his attackers die in a house fire.

  • My God what is wrong with people? Parenting?

Jun 02

  • Permit issued for new construction

    PERMIT EXPIRES ON 07/31/2018 ERECTION STARTS: 5/31/2018, ERECTION ENDS: 6/3/2018. ST MATTHIAS TRANSFIGURATION SCHOOL - GLOBAL FEST. SELF CERT. REINSTATEMENT OF 100702559. SAME 1-30X120 TENT. INDESTRUCTO RENTAL COMPANY, INC. ****CONDITIONAL APPROVAL****SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTION****AOR CERTIFICATION OF INSPECTION REQUIRED

    4910 N. Claremont Ave. Issued May 31, 2018 Comment

May 26

Updated Jun 02

Dirty Water

I am still getting dirty water when I turn my facets on after the water was turned off on Wolcottt. Also, one faucet is not even working.
Anybody else still having this issue?

  • Yes II had water everywhere except the bathroom sink. I called my building maintenance and they said others had problems too. He said there was a blockage in the line from the construction. He came and fixed the problem in just a few minutes.

  • I would recommend removing the tip off your faucet and clean out that part. There could be corroded small bits of metal stuck in the tip creating the dirty water.

  • Riro Hosana

    Thanks for your replies.

Jun 01

Filming on Lawrence?

Anyone know what’s being filmed on Lawrence - see they set up near Damen.

May 29

Updated Jun 01

Proposed “Water Park” at Montrose Beach (!!)

Copied with author’s permission from NextDoor:

First, thank you for your strong response to the Action Alert and the many letters and messages you are writing. I have just learned that the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) has public notice on its website about the proposed inflatable water park that contains critical information we were not given by the Chicago Park District (CPD) and which corrects misleading information in the District’s proposal to Army Corps.
Note that the applicant...

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Copied with author’s permission from NextDoor:

First, thank you for your strong response to the Action Alert and the many letters and messages you are writing. I have just learned that the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) has public notice on its website about the proposed inflatable water park that contains critical information we were not given by the Chicago Park District (CPD) and which corrects misleading information in the District’s proposal to Army Corps.
Note that the applicant is a person named Etai Timna, of 400 E. San Marino Drive, Miami Beach, FL., 33139. The company is named Jorbasa LLC. That's right folks, your precious parkland and lake are up for grabs to an out of state developer.
IDNR has asked for public comments with a deadline of June 25th. Please forward your letters and messages to IDNR so they are aware of our strong opposition. (The contact is at the bottom of page 1 of the link.)

Another consideration you may wish to add in your comments is that the proposed "water park" does not have latrines. The structures need to be set at least 5 feet deep, which puts it off shore. The application does not tell us how access will be determined ("keep non-clients out"); remember, this is a private-pay concession. Restricted access, while alarming in itself in these public waters, is more alarming because it doesn't look like it is easy to get on and off to get to the shore-based restrooms. There are tremendously important operating details lacking in this notice. The Illinois EPA website doesn’t have a notice yet, but the project would probably require Section 401 water quality certification before being allowed in Lake Michigan.
IDNR website = dnr.illinois.gov

May 30

Updated Jun 01

Deer on Rascher Av this AM

Saw two does on Rascher and Rockwell at 730 this AM. called 911 and they called Animal Control. I tried to keep them sorta in the middle of the block for fear they would be run over. I had to leave after 20 mins. Does anyone know what happened?

  • Jen Baron JBaron

    Bless you for caring about our wildlife! Sadly, there are lots of deer in the city that have little area to go to. But they are fairly smart so lets hope they found their way to momma.

  • Tomorrow is another day Happy resident of North Park Village

    There are quite a few deer in the North Park Village Nature Center, so the one by NIU was probably one of those. Are there are deer signs on Bryn Mawr? I know they are on Pulaski.

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