2 days ago

Updated 42 hours ago

Robbery on 4300 block of Oakley

Did anyone hear about a robbery on Oakley tonight ? Around 7pm man hit over head with bottle and robbed ?

2 days ago

Updated 46 hours ago

Cleaning service?

I’m looking for a cleaning person for my home. Ideally pay by the hour type as all of the services I see are pre-set with what they will do.

  • Emora67 North Center resident

    Clearly Clean charges by the hour 773.744.2334

4 days ago

WANTED: Art studio to rent in Northcenter

I live in the neighborhood and am looking for a small, affordable, heated space to rent for use on the weekends. I am a designer and just need a separate space outside my house to pursue my own art on the weekends.

Thank you!

Jan 09

Updated 4 days ago

Drivers Chucking Objects At Your Car After You Honk At Them For Safety Reasons

Has anyone else experienced this? Ever since I moved here from Detroit, I started experiencing this...me honking at a person, because they are about to hit me, and them instantly getting pissed, when it's very obvious I was not in the wrong and just saying , "hey I'm here I don't think you see me! Ive had multiple people do this, almost get out of their car, one did once, screamed at me and threaten to beat me up...the last...

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Has anyone else experienced this? Ever since I moved here from Detroit, I started experiencing this...me honking at a person, because they are about to hit me, and them instantly getting pissed, when it's very obvious I was not in the wrong and just saying , "hey I'm here I don't think you see me! Ive had multiple people do this, almost get out of their car, one did once, screamed at me and threaten to beat me up...the last two people have just gotten in front of me anyways, then slowed down or pulled over...opened their window up and throw some hard object at my car.

It is very dumb, dangerous, and traumatizing.

I can't help but wonder ever what the other person is thinking.... especially since they usually have another person in the car watching them throw a temper tantrum baicslly...when they were in the wrong...

  • Eric Pepeson NW-side deplorable, based-stickman, commie-crusher

    I remember the good ole days when road rage on the northwest side was fun for the whole family. Not anymore, mooks and neighborhood cretin will just pull a gun out and shoot at you. Back in the day, hand gestures and well thought out expletives would suffice, now not so much.

  • LarryB Dog owner / wine sipper

    I'm hep to those vibrations daddy-o.....evil is as evil does..

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affordable snow removal service/person?

hello neighbors!
We are a new business at the corner of Avondale and Pulaski and we are looking for a more affordable option for our snow removal. We're interested in a professional service for heavier snow falls (over one inch) and/or a local person who could just (perhaps with a snowblower?) take care of our sidewalks during light snowfalls. We've gotten lucky so far this year but there is still (purportedly) a lot of winter days left!

Thanks!
Sonya Seifert
Bluebird Wellness
www.bluebirdwell.com

    home page
    Bluebird practitioners offer acupuncture, herbal therapy, and nutritional counseling. We provide private and sliding-scale community acupuncture treatments, in English and Spanish, to help make our treatments affordable and accessible. All of our services are by appointment only. Call, email, or click on the button below to set up an appointment.
    http://www.bluebirdwell.com

Jan 11

Nov 15

Updated Jan 10

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
  • Update: Chadha: 95; NPES: 84; Deadlocked: 33

  • Update: Chadha 129; NPES: 106; Deadlocked: 41 - And our "Progressive" Alderman of the 47th Ward had no qualms about being honored recently by the school that engaged in this.

Jan 08

Updated Jan 09

Happy day food & liquor

Fri or sat gang shooting? Any info?

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

    Arrest made

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    Way to end the curiosity ward!

Jan 06

Updated Jan 09

Breakroom / Finches / Ravinia Brewing

Does anyone know when Ravinia Brewing will open? That carcass of a store front is just sitting there.

  • I sent Ravinia a message and this is the response I got:
    I wish I had a better answer for you, but unfortunately there are a variety of issues to work through at the Montrose spot that continue to put timing and planning up in the air. It is a wonderful spot and a wonderful neighborhood which we are really hoping to make work - but some thing are simply out of our control. Keep checking back with us and hopefully we'll know more soon!

  • Eric Pepeson NW-side deplorable, based-stickman, commie-crusher

    That's too bad, ya' know I always wanted to open up a nice restaurant & bar. That building would a make a good dirty neighborhood strip club with a nasty lunch buffet. Maybe put some of those slot machines in the back and patrons can also bet on the ponies with an OTB. Forget about all those fancy microbrews, only Schlitz or Old Style for a buck and a quarter each. It will be the classiest establishment on the NW side. Call it "Deplorables"

Jan 08

Updated Jan 09

Old issues of National Geographics

Howdy neighbors- I have about 5 years worth of magazines that I want to get rid of. Wondering if this is something a school wants or any crafty folks. 2006-2010 are the approximate years. They also have the fake leather book box that they are stored in.
Anyone... Anyone... Bueller? If not then I will just take them to the Village Disco...

  • Hi there! I would be happy to take some of the National Geographics off your hands. I send care packages to troops and those magazines are requested and very well received. Let me know if I could grab some. Thanks!

  • ElizabethB..how cool!!! (You , too!) Thanks for this!!!

Jan 06

Free computer desk

Free computer desk is 20.5"deep x44.4" width x 30.25" high

Keyboard shelf extends but not as far as it should (about 1/2 way - can still use as is for a keyboard or can probably be fixed).

One side drawer above section that can house a computer tower.

Top of desk has some permanent marker scribbles on it thanks to my first child.

If interested, contact me at kflaminio@hotmail.com. Located at Belmont/California.

Dec 29

Updated Jan 04

Appealing Property Taxes

I wondering if anyone has appealed their property taxes on they're own. I'm currently using a lawyer for the process. I understand that the value of my house is determined by the "Fair Market Value" but who / how is that determined? When comparing my place to similar on my block - lot size, two flat, some brick ( mine is frame) they are all valued less and paying less taxes. And they are claiming the Homeowners Exemption also or none at all. How would I go about getting the value of my place corrected?

  • Of course, you should only appeal if your assessed value goes up.

  • Elizabeth, can you explain inactive user's advise was deserving of a thumbs down?

Dec 31

Updated Jan 02

Witness a hit and run at 3818 N. Kimball Avenue at 11:00am on 12/28/17?

Hello. Did anyone witness a car crash at 3818 N. Kimball Avenue at 11:00am on 12/28/17? My car was parked there and there was a hit and run. I obtained the police report and that report states that a witness saw a black Mercedes driven by older man hit two cars (including mine) and drive off. Security footage would also be great, of course.

  • Chris H Kimball Ave Homeowner

    Thank you very much for the response. I appreciate it. Does 11:00am sound right for the time of the crash?

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

    Yes 11 am, that sounds about right.

Dec 31

Frozen pipes or water main frozen?

I woke up this morning to no water in my house. Called a plumber for frozen pipes. Since I have no water at all they said I’d have to work with the city. 311 said they’d send someone out - no timeframe given. Has anyone dealt with a similar issue? I’d like to get an idea of what to expect.

Possibly related - I saw water spewing out of a sewer grate around the corner from me (Montrose & Western) last night. Also reported this to 311.

Dec 29

Updated Dec 31

Hit and run

Hi neighbors. Hit and run at 4135 n Drake. Dark 4 door suv was Nb drake but lost control, made a u turn and fled sb drake. At least 2 cars hit, 1 appears a total loss.

  • @bob, in that case, you incur the loss, depending on the amount of loss, you may be able to deduct something off of taxes.

    then your option is to find the responsible party and see if you can sue to recover losses incurred.

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

    Bob, you are them SOL!

Dec 30

Dec 28

Homeless grey cat

Spotted near 2000 block of west Grace Street. Last seen headed toward Bradley Place.

Dec 28

Dec 25

Updated Dec 27

Plumbing ID help please

Hi, can anyone tell me what this is? It is a metal cover about four or five inches wide with a large nut and a small hole, that is connected to my bathroom's clean water supply. Thanks!

  • Phill Lucille, give me strength.

    Nice little tiles, they don't make those anymore.

  • Spam Alert, thanks, I have limited knowledge so assumed erroneously it was connected to the water supply. Philip and Johnson K, it does appear to be a drum trap. Thanks a lot everyone for the info and terminology!

Dec 24

December 12th mugging in Old Irving

I didn't see it posted here but it was on the Old Irving Park Assn Facebook page:
Crime alert, directly from 17th Police Commander Voulgaris. Happened last night on Keeler just north of Waveland. Several versions out there, verified with CPD so posting accurate info. Thank you to the person who heard the victim screaming & stopped his car to help.
"Victim was walking home in the 3700 block of N/Keeler from the train station on 12 Dec at 5:55...

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I didn't see it posted here but it was on the Old Irving Park Assn Facebook page:
Crime alert, directly from 17th Police Commander Voulgaris. Happened last night on Keeler just north of Waveland. Several versions out there, verified with CPD so posting accurate info. Thank you to the person who heard the victim screaming & stopped his car to help.
"Victim was walking home in the 3700 block of N/Keeler from the train station on 12 Dec at 5:55 pm when 2 Male, White Hispanics, and 1 Male, Unknown Race, robbed her at knifepoint. The victim struggled and got free at which time a witness approached in his car which caused the offenders to flee in a black Ford Taurus or Chevrolet Impala with tinted windows.
It appears these subjects committed several other robberies in other Districts on the same night. Detectives are viewing video in the area and working with the Districts affected.":

Dec 22

Updated Dec 24

Lost black cat

We lost our black cat. We live at the corner of Monticello and Byron. Please reach out to me at 312-532-6439 if you see her. Thank you and Happy Holidays.

  • Neighborly1~ Values community.

    Great news! It's too cold outside for her!!!

  • Fantastic news! I have a special place in my heart for black cats! Merry Christmas.

Apr 25 2016

Updated Dec 23

My cat is forever maimed

So, this is just a venting post because I am so angry. Two nights ago my outdoor/indoor cat didn't come home. Last night I get a call that someone found my cat because he is chipped so they were able to trace the owner. This lady lives a block away from me so my cat was not that far away from home. I called the lady who had him and I found out that she traps stray cats and takes...

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So, this is just a venting post because I am so angry. Two nights ago my outdoor/indoor cat didn't come home. Last night I get a call that someone found my cat because he is chipped so they were able to trace the owner. This lady lives a block away from me so my cat was not that far away from home. I called the lady who had him and I found out that she traps stray cats and takes them to PAWS to get them vaccinated,neutered/ spayed and their ears clipped. My poor little kitty fell into one of her traps. She tells me that she had seen my cat before and that she thought he was friendly but yet she proceeded to take him in to PAWs to get an unnecessary procedure done. My question is how does that happen that my cat being chipped and fixed is still put under sedation and has part of his ear cut off? All this happen within 12 hours. Why couldn't they at least wait 24 hours until till they got ahold of me before they mutilated him? I called PAWs explained what happened and said that a manager could explain to me how the process goes when they have a cat who someone assumes is feral and the manager hasn't called me back. The lady didn't even seem sorry that all this happened to my poor little kitty. Now I have A 10, a 5 year old and a 3 year old who are crying because their little cat is missing part of an ear. I am so mad at this lady for not having the decency to at least wait until the chip had been checked. It looks like she takes great joy in capturing these little cats and having them mutilated. I understand there are many feral cats and we would like them all to be vaccinated and stuff but my cat has a chip that was able to be traced to me so I don't know how they figured he did not have an owner? He will forever be thought of as a feral cat and I'm afraid what might happen if he decides he wants to try going out again. Is there anything I can do to keep this from happening again to someone else since that this lady feel she's the cat trapping expert?

  • Yes Spam I'm aware of the ordinances.. Have been for a long long time, way before every block came into existence. Theres an ordinance/code for everything out there it seems.

  • One of my neighbors cats has the name and address on a collar tag. I'm going to visit because his cat attacks and beats up on my feral while playing in my yard. Very frustrating 😡

Dec 23

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo.

#Lost #Chicago #IL (Western & Irving Park) Winston - Male Italian Greyhound Tan / White Phone: (309) 373-8204 if seen or found. Shy/timid/fearful. Please do not call or chase Winston; may cause Winston to bolt or run in fear. Cook Co. 60618. 12-23-2017. More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2113123 To see this pet’s location on the HelpingLostPets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pid=2113123

    Lost Dogs Illinois
    Lost Dogs Illinois. 132K likes. http://www.lostdogsillinois.org/ 501 (c) 3 organization. Registered Illinois Charitable Organization. No More Homeless Pet Network Partner.
    https://www.facebook.com

Dec 23

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Dec 20

Updated Dec 21

Dog barking outside at 3:30am!

This dog has been barking for over an hour at 3:30am. I can’t believe that it wants to be outside in the cold. Who does that to their pet? I’m on the 4200 block of mozart. I can hear it all the way here. Poor thing. I wish the owners would let him in.

  • If it continues and/or you somehow figure out it could possibly be animal abuse or you just want a well-being check done, you can call Anti-Cruelty Society and someone will go check on the dog - you don't have to give them your name. I had to do it years ago and you can do it online on their website as well.

  • I don’t know if it is a common occurance because I just happen to wake up at 3:30am & could not go back to sleep. The barking was far and not my neighbors- maybe a block away. I just wanted to put the word out that if the actual neighbors...

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    I don’t know if it is a common occurance because I just happen to wake up at 3:30am & could not go back to sleep. The barking was far and not my neighbors- maybe a block away. I just wanted to put the word out that if the actual neighbors of people with dogs would stand up for the poor animals when they recognize somethings are not right - it’s cold out and that Dog was letting its owner know it wanted to come inside. Plus- how could the actual neighbors sleep through that barking? It is freezing at night. I just wish I could know who it was to report them.

Dec 20

Updated Dec 21

Found iPhone

I found an iPhone on the 4300 block of N. Whipple on the sidewalk at approx. 10:15 tonight. Please contact me to ID it if it’s yours so I can get it back to you!

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

    Is there a carrier name on the phone? The carrier can make sure it gets back to its owner

  • Update: phone’s owner has been found and reunited with their phone :)

Dec 18

Updated Dec 21

Coat drive active right now?

Anyone know of coat drives accepting coats this week? No guesses please. Only respond if you know for a fact there's a coat drive happening this week (week before Christmas). Thanks.

Dec 17

Updated Dec 18

Direct Energy door-to-door scammer AGAIN

The Direct Energy door-to-door scam artist is making the rounds in the neighborhood around Addison and Kedzie this evening. They came by a month ago and we shooed them off, but they tried again this evening (6pm on a Sunday night).

White guy, mid 20s, tall, thin, short dark hair, wearing an orange jacket, carrying his Direct Energy binder, wearing some kind of fake-official badge on a lanyard. Will quickly try to show you a couple of lines on a...

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The Direct Energy door-to-door scam artist is making the rounds in the neighborhood around Addison and Kedzie this evening. They came by a month ago and we shooed them off, but they tried again this evening (6pm on a Sunday night).

White guy, mid 20s, tall, thin, short dark hair, wearing an orange jacket, carrying his Direct Energy binder, wearing some kind of fake-official badge on a lanyard. Will quickly try to show you a couple of lines on a Peoples Gas and/or ComEd bill that he claims they can "take off" your bill. When you ask him to leave literature to read and decide later, he refuses. When you ask for the web site of his company, he tells you directenergy.com but then quickly says you can't do any of this online, only in person with a "licensed representative."

Lots of threads about this scam on EB already. Be on the lookout for this dude tonight. Don't let him in your house or building, do not sign anything, tell him to go away, then call the cops.

  • FWIW, his line about not being able to do this online is in direct contradiction to the FAQ here https://www.directenergy.com/faqs/global/signing-up/sign-up-with-direct-energy/enroll-direct-energy

    Hence, scam.

  • One of these guys came by my home (Irving/Kedzie) on Friday afternoon, around 2pm. I was expecting a few deliveries so when the doorbell rang, I thought it was UPS....until the guy started banging on the door. We didn't answer and my husband was about to call the cops when we heard the door knob jiggle. He skipped the building next to ours, and went on to another one where he did the same thing, then disappeared around the corner. I guess it's time for a camera.

Dec 16

Jan 27 2015

Updated Dec 15

Christmas Tree Disposal

Do you know the proper way to throw out a real Christmas tree? Can it be put in an alley next to the garbage/recycling cans?

My neighbor asked me this question and I'm curious what the answer is.

  • Holly 15 year East Lakeview Resident.

    I live in the Dakota building and we had 5 trees thrown in the alley. They sat there for weeks. If you are gonna buy a tree be responsible and know how to dispose of it properly.

  • Hopefully everyone can recycle their tree this year. One spot in North Center:

    January 7 and 14, Sunday
    9: AM – 4: PM
    Northcenter Town Square, 4100 N Damen Avenue

Dec 10

Updated Dec 14

My Sweet Angel is in Pup Heaven...certainly devastated beyond measure. As She rescued me..🙏🏼🐻💔😭

Anyone needing a pup sitter during these holidays, please feel free to reach out. It would help me more than words can describe...no charge!

  • Cherish Criswell Avondale artist

    I have a friend who fosters a sweet black pittie mix named Oliver- she is leaving the country for three months and the rescue organization (Don’t Bully My Breed) is desperately seeking a temporary foster. Oliver has come so far and is a sweet boy doing great in his training but he does very poorly when boarded. Perhaps this would be a good fit.

  • Cherish,

    Just sent you an email.

Dec 14

Updated Dec 14

ANOTHER Carjacking — Man Targeted In North Center Wednesday Evening

...North Center yesterday evening. The victim said it all played out near the intersection of Irving Park Road and Maplewood around 9:30 p.m. Taken was a white 2015 Honda Civic with a license...

    ANOTHER Carjacking - Man Targeted In North Center Wednesday Evening
    Another day, another carjacking. Two masked offenders implied that they had a gun and forced a man out of his car in North Center yesterday evening. The victim said it all played out near the intersection of Irving Park Road and Maplewood around 9:30 p.m.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com

  • Eric Pepeson NW-side deplorable, based-stickman, commie-crusher

    Domestic terrorists

Dec 14

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REPLACEMENT OF PLUMBING FIXTURES,2 WATER CLOSETS,2 LAVS,1 SHOWER AND 1 WATER HEATER. SAME AS EXISTING. PLUMBING ONLY,SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTION.

    4152 N. Western Ave. Issued December 12, 2017 Comment

Dec 12

Updated Dec 13

Snow Shoveling

I am looking for someone to shovel my front walkway and stairs this winter. ANy ideas on where to find someone to do this kind of small and irregular service?

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

    We use Leonard for on-call shoveling, yard work and gutter cleaning. sureshovel@gmail.com Tell him Robin on Fitch sent you

  • Jen Baron JBaron

    Kevin McVicker with McMaster services provides service to my condo building and also to a few of my clients in Lakeview and Lincoln Park. Last we spoke he had openings in his schedule. Give him a call at 708-935-3729. His service is excellent!

Dec 11

Updated Dec 12

Any HVAC (Heating-Ventilation-A/C) contractor recommendations?

Looking to have a new humidifier installed on our furnace along with some maintenance (duct cleaning) and seeking Northcenter/Lincoln Square recommendations for a reliable contractor or local business?

Dec 11

Cockapoo in our garage

The dog was running in and out of our garage between Avers and Hamlin this morning. Heads up if this was yours!

Dec 10

Updated Dec 11

https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/man-charged-with-running-brothel-out-of-albany-park-apartm

Wow! This is so sad...it makes me think about the couple of young girls missing in the area.
Has anyone else read about this?

Nov 05 2016

Updated Dec 10

Dibs... this soon?

Seriously? Dibs? Already? This is madness! 😜

  • banish every discussion of dibs from the internet in the history of mankind.

  • I live on a block where we have many 2 or three flats and very few one family homes. There is one house with 5 cars that when someone takes off with their car they move another up to hold parking space. If two cars leave they move another effectively...

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    I live on a block where we have many 2 or three flats and very few one family homes. There is one house with 5 cars that when someone takes off with their car they move another up to hold parking space. If two cars leave they move another effectively holding 4 parking spaces. I think of myself as a nice guy so I really dont care MOST of the time. It does get out of hand when I have to park around the block every day. What can I do? I dont like my wife returning in the dark and have to park a half block or so away knowing there should be 2 to 3 more spaces.

Dec 06

Updated Dec 08

Indecent Exposure-Alert

This morning at about 9:10 AM, a man was sitting on the SE corner of W. Grace at N. Sacramento fully exposed and masturbating in his car. He had a medium swarthy complexion, tall and a thin build. The car was a medium gray Sedan from the mid 2000s. I am not sure of the model. I called 911 after I got away from there with my dogs. By the time I came back around 25 minutes later he was...

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This morning at about 9:10 AM, a man was sitting on the SE corner of W. Grace at N. Sacramento fully exposed and masturbating in his car. He had a medium swarthy complexion, tall and a thin build. The car was a medium gray Sedan from the mid 2000s. I am not sure of the model. I called 911 after I got away from there with my dogs. By the time I came back around 25 minutes later he was gone. I never heard sirens in the area so I suspect if a squad did come, he was gone by the time. The school bell rings at Cleveland School at 8:30AM, I hope he wasn't there before 9:10 because tons of kids walk right past there on their way to school. He was definitely looking around to see who could see him do it and I unfortunately made eye contact. Won't unsee that for the rest of my life.

  • Very disturbing and Sadly, we have a lot of elderly,families/kids in this area that could have been exposed to this.

    CPD is aware and hoping for more patrol in the area

  • K in North Center longtime North Side resident

    Thank you for reporting this, Michelle. So sorry that you had to go through this. Glad it didn't turn into actual physical contact, but I'm sure it was traumatizing nonetheless.

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