56 min ago

Crime Watch

For residents on the 3700 Block of Richmond and Waveland...A middle aged/older white female with short cut blond/brown hair was seen casing cars on the block and trying door handles. She was wearing a black backpack. My roommate was walking our dog and confronted her, asking her if the car she was touching was hers and she said it was not. I think she got freaked out and walked away. If you live on this block, be sure to lock your car doors!

42 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Need outstanding handymen(or women) referrals please

Not only do I have several projects I need done at my 8 unit condo building, but I am also a busy Realtor with my own Home Staging business and I am in constant need of reliable handymen to help me ready homes for sale, as well as buyer clients who always look to me for quality vendor referrals. Please send me your absolute best and most reliable referrals! Thank you in advance, your help is greatly appreciated.

  • Jen Baron JBaron

    Lol! Thanks again NW-sider ;) Robin- sorry I don't have any designers to recommend. As a home stager I also help my buyer clients with what we call "staging for life" and have helped many with new kitchen and bath design. My mom was an interior designer, Dad a builder,...

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    Lol! Thanks again NW-sider ;) Robin- sorry I don't have any designers to recommend. As a home stager I also help my buyer clients with what we call "staging for life" and have helped many with new kitchen and bath design. My mom was an interior designer, Dad a builder, as I said above and so it's in my blood. I like to work with Studio41 for kitchen layouts and for the cabs once I've got a design together. Then I also work with A-American for counters and tiles. But, I also am a big fan of Tile Outlet on Fullerton, just to name a few vendors that I go to when helping my own clients with design. And because I'm a realtor I see a lot of the latest designs and I guide my clients on what's current and yet classic that will stand the test of time when it comes time to sell their properties. If I could clone myself I'd be an interior designer officially, but really, just an adjunct to my RE biz. Wish I could be more helpful!

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

    Jen - this was actually helpful, thank you! And, this is why I will miss everyblock's visibility to activity in the whole City!

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4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Farewell Dear Neighbors

It’s been a good run here on Everyblock. May you all do well and be safe. Thank you for being caring neighbors.

  • Catbus Philosopher, Third-Class

    Having seen the conversations from other neighborhoods, I'm grateful that our share of trolls and racists was relatively low. Relatively.

5 days ago

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    REVISION TO PERMIT #100743461 DUE TO FOLLOWINGS:1.) ARCHITECTURAL --- MAIN STAIR AT FOYER RE-CONFIGURED TO SAVE SPACE. DROPPED DRYWALL CEILING AT 1ST FLOOR PANEL FOR SOUND PROOF. DROPPED DRYWALL CEILING AT CORRIDOR ON 2ND FLOOR AND ALL TOILET ROOMS, KITCHEN. FIRE SPRAY AT 2ND FLOOR COMPLETED ON ALL CEILING AND STRUCTURAL MEMBERS.2.) MECHANICAL: RE-ROUTE THE RETURN DUCT WORK TO SUIT NEW CEILING GRIDS. COMBINED TOILET EXHAUST FANS AT 1ST & 2ND FL. TO REDUCE ROOF PENETRATION. PLENUM RETURN USED FOR 2ND FLOOR DUE TO CONFINED SPACE TO RUN DUCT WORK.3.) ELECTRICAL : COMED PROVIDED SERVICE CHANGE TO 120/240V. ADDED NEW TRANSFORMER FOR 120/208V SERVICE.4.) PLUMBING: PARTIALLY REROUTE PIPING DUE TO INTERFERE WITH MAIN STRUCTURAL STEEL AT 2ND FLOOR. IDENTIFY STREET MAIN SEWER LINE AT BACK OF BUILDING.

    4259 N. Western Ave. Issued July 11, 2018 Comment

6 days ago

6 days ago

Hector Rivera, Age 70, Missing

Hector Rivera, Age 70, Missing

HECTOR RIVERA, age 70, has been reported missing and the Special Victims Unit of the CPD has issued an alert. He was last seen on Lincoln/Montrose. He was wearing a blue polo shirt with horizontal stripes and black pants.

He may be disoriented.

Mr. Rivera is Latino, with gray hair and brown eyes. He is 5'6" tall and weighs 150 lbs.

If you have any information that might help locate him, please call the Special Victims Unit at (312) 744-8266.

Jun 26

Updated Jul 09

(Presumed) dog walker abusing dog @ Oakley/Addison

This is a copy/paste from Facebook as many have asked that I post this here.

Hi All -
I am desperately trying to get this info out!

Last Tuesday (the 19th) around 1pm I witnessed what looked to be animal abuse in the area by (what I think) a dog walker. I love dogs, especially Golden Retrievers so this was definitely unsettling. As I look back, I definitely should have called 311 or atleast said something but did not want...

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This is a copy/paste from Facebook as many have asked that I post this here.

Hi All -
I am desperately trying to get this info out!

Last Tuesday (the 19th) around 1pm I witnessed what looked to be animal abuse in the area by (what I think) a dog walker. I love dogs, especially Golden Retrievers so this was definitely unsettling. As I look back, I definitely should have called 311 or atleast said something but did not want to cause any more issues.

This happened at the corner of Oakley & Addison. The (presumed) walker came down Oakley towards Addison, away from Waveland, at this point the dog laid down and the walker kicked it a few times. The dog then got up and they crossed over Oakley where the dog laid down again and the walker continued to kick the dog. They then walked down Oakley towards the school/Waveland.

I tried to follow them in hopes of seeing where the dog went to stop by later and inform the owner but unfortunately ran out of space/time and had to get to work.

If you know this dog or the owner, I strongly suggest showing them this video so this doesn’t happen again.

Link to original Facebook post with video here:
https://www.facebook.com/100026762392265/posts/125980974970648/

    John Paul
    Hi All - I am desperately trying to get this info out! Last Tuesday (the 19th) around 1pm I witnessed what looked to be animal abuse in the area by (what I think) a dog walker. I love dogs,...
    http://www.facebook.com
  • Okay moderator. I'll respectfully create a fake account so that I can go and bother people about real issues. How about this I'll trade you. Kick me off and kick that person off. Take the time take one minute and go back and read and you'll see that this is...

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    Okay moderator. I'll respectfully create a fake account so that I can go and bother people about real issues. How about this I'll trade you. Kick me off and kick that person off. Take the time take one minute and go back and read and you'll see that this is a fake profile. Go look at what else they post they're always bothering somebody. I can exit stage left from a forum. doesn't bother me. I'm too busy for this. I thought this was a very good resource for the community. Take it away Tim it's all yours.

  • Tim

    Again, I'm sorry if my words bother you Christina. I'm trying to offer my opinions and suggestions and your words continue to be confusing and full of anger, and I'm not sure why. I think we have come to some good constructive conclusions on this forum.

Jul 06

Updated Jul 09

First Tattoo

Looking to get my very first tattoo and I have a couple requests.

1. It'll be a small-ish tattoo, so where is the best place on the body to get it?

2. Where are the best tattoo shops in the city?

Thanks!!

David

  • Trap Stamps ( small of the back ) are cute.....if anywhere else - remember - if you are fortunate - one day you will be old and wrinkled.....age spots on your arms, upper chest, etc. anywhere the sun hits your body - - - I'm just sayin' . thick twice before you make the leap .......

  • Oh - someone gave me a thumbs down - I was not trying to be mean - I was trying to be informative...... one should think ahead if they plan to do anything to their body - - I have seen many tats that are beautiful - but they do change with age...... as do we

Jul 04

Updated Jul 09

Dentist

Looking for a Honest Dentist who doesn't try to up sell you on unnecessary dental work. Have one now but in the burbs and always hard to get in for a cleaning. the last one or 2 or 3 I saw in Chicago told me I needed all this work done but it was not true. About 8yrs ago one told me I needed a crown, they kept calling asking when I was going to schedule to do this. Needless to say I never needed a crown.
Thank you!

  • Careyann Old Irving resident

    Dr Marianne Schaefer at 4801 W Peterson Ave Chicago. 773-777-8300. She's a regular gal who puts the patient before her paycheck. She gives the best painless cleanings and has never given me bad advice or tried to make me buy services I don't need.

  • Handyman Rich Fixing, Building, Taking Things Apart = Enjoyment

    We like dr. Susan Psicos on Central and Henderson.
    Great manner, firm but gentle touch, and very experienced.
    773 725-5600

Jul 07

Jul 03

Updated Jul 05

Catalytic Converter

I'm on Byron, in between Western and Claremont, and when I went to start my car this morning the engine light was on and I got a loud rumble no CR-V should ever produce. Anyone else get the same treatment?

  • Jen Baron JBaron

    Happening all over the city! And they love CR-V's :( It's terrible! So sorry this happened to you. I've heard there is something you can put over the converter to prevent it from being stolen. Ask your mechanic.

  • Mousey Defector

    Sucks. Get this. http://www.catclamp.com/

    Also, Honda owners, do your research what you need to do to keep your tires/wheels safe from theft.

Jul 03

Jul 02

Jun 27

Updated Jul 01

Garage Break In

There was an attempt to break into our garage overnight. They tried to gain entry through the door yard side. They cracked the frame but did not get in, I’m assuming with a crowbar. I reached out to my direct neighbors on either side of our home and it looks like many garages were either attempted to get in and others were successful. This is in the 4100 block of Saint Louis Ave, the alley between Saint Louis and Drake. I filed a police report and the neighbors I spoke to did as well.

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

    I can help with security camera installs. I’ll Help you free of charge. The admiral knows how to reach me

  • LM

    Thank you for your help and vigilance, I have spoken to the Admiral and it seems that several neighbors will be installing lights and cameras. I just want people in our neighborhood to continue to be aware and communicate.

Jul 01

Jul 01

Jun 30

Loud bang- transformer?

Has anyone lost their electricity in Roscoe Village? Time frame for it coming back on?

Jun 30

Jun 28

Updated Jun 29

Trespasser in Neighbors Backyard at 3 am!

4200 n on Lawndale a man was rummaging through my neighbors stuff.
Appeared to be homeless pushing grocery cart.
Tall, black, 20s wearing blue hoodie.
Police were called and given details.

  • Thank you for keeping an eye out over the neighborhood and reporting.

Jun 27

Updated Jun 29

Gunshots

Any heard about 6 to 8 gunshots at around 830’s pm around whipple and Cullom. Police was around the are

  • Heather Albany Park resident, condo owner, cyclist

    I heard that too. Surprised it was on Whipple, which is a block away from me--it sounded like it was just around the corner.

  • Tim

    It's not a UFO sighting...it's gunshots.

Jun 22

Updated Jun 28

Lincoln Ave Jewel – Long Delays at Checkout

Anyone else notice that the checkout lanes at the 4250 Lincoln Ave Jewel have become ridiculously long over the last several months? I’m not complaining against any one individual working there. Just making the observation that the lines have been getting unacceptably long no matter the time of day. Recently waited over 10 minutes at 7am on a Tuesday. This store just never seems to have enough people working the front. Not sure if others have noticed the trend, or if I’ve just been going at really bad times.

Jun 27

Updated Jun 28

Male Tabby Cat Found

I came across this little guy near the Cullom/Paulina intersection who seems too friendly to be a stray. Taking him into the vet later to see if he is chipped but wanted to post on here to see if anyone recognizes the little guy.

He's not fixed, has 3 white paws, under 1 year old and extremely friendly.

  • I hope you find the owner! He looks like a real sweetie

Jun 26

Updated Jun 28

A dozen obnoxious teen boys on bikes at Leavitt & Berteau at 1 am

I know it’s summer break but I really wish people would keep track of their teenage kids...there was a huge gathering of loud boys on bikes at Leavitt and Berteau from midnight til
1am on Monday night. They were blocking the intersection, physically fighting each other, and screamed profanity at people who told them to quiet down...happy to call the cops next time if people can’t control their teens and keep them home late at night...

  • Megan, from my understanding if you call 311 in this situation they would tell you to call 911. 911 is for emergencies, yes, but 911 is also for situations that are happening NOW and require someone to respond. So this is a situation where 911 should be called, not 311, even if it isn't an emergent situation. At least that is my understanding from reading EveryBlock for several years. 311 is for situations that don't require immediate attention.

  • Thanks for your reply, Maria. That makes sense. I’ve called 311 to file noise complaints a few times, all while then noise was still happening. They only transferred me to 911 one of those times (when the kids were playing in a construction site) and took down all the information for the other 2 times. The police didn’t respond to any of my calls from what I saw or heard. Just seems like a waste of emergency resources to me but google confirmed you to be correct. Thanks!

May 26

Updated Jun 26

Did anyone lose their pet parakeet?

Spotted a small white and blue bird (parakeet?) in the bushes next to the Coonley Elementary School playground (Leavitt between Irving Park and Cuyler) this morning around 7am. Hope he/she finds their way back home!

  • Poor little guy

  • Parakeet update: spotted him again this morning in exactly the same place. This time he seemed to be hanging out with a gang of sparrows so at least he's got homies now.

  • oh nooo! I believe someone in my building has parakeets (on Berteau & Leavitt so not far from Coonley)...I will try to ask them. Poor little birdie

Jun 23

Updated Jun 25

Forced Entry by Men Claiming to Be Workers

Today my husband and I came home from walking the dog when two large Caucasian men pretty aggressively followed us into our yard asserting that we had a leak in our home that they were there to fix. They stated that they talked to the building’s owner who said that we have a leak in our unit. They followed us to our door, though I wouldn’t open it until they stopped insisting that we had a leak and they needed...

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Today my husband and I came home from walking the dog when two large Caucasian men pretty aggressively followed us into our yard asserting that we had a leak in our home that they were there to fix. They stated that they talked to the building’s owner who said that we have a leak in our unit. They followed us to our door, though I wouldn’t open it until they stopped insisting that we had a leak and they needed to enter. They went away. One was bald and wearing a hot pink shirt. I believe the other was in green. Both had the Chicago accent and were muscular build.
This happened near Conley ES. If anyone has had a similar experience or had a legit leak and these men were at the wrong address, please let us know!

  • yes, pu-leeze file a report.

    if you don't, it's like it never happened.

  • Please always call the police, even if you don’t know for sure what is going on. Because your call to the police can result in less crime in our community.

Jun 22

Updated Jun 23

Summer's Cool at NPES!

North Park Elementary School's three-week program, Summer's Cool, fills the gap between the end of school and the start of summer camps and other commitments, making the transition to summer easier and less stressful for families.

Here's how it works: Mondays and Fridays are spent at both local parks and North Park Elementary, with kids participating in fun activities like arts and crafts, magic shows and water games, while Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays are for field trip adventures. “We do...

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North Park Elementary School's three-week program, Summer's Cool, fills the gap between the end of school and the start of summer camps and other commitments, making the transition to summer easier and less stressful for families.

Here's how it works: Mondays and Fridays are spent at both local parks and North Park Elementary, with kids participating in fun activities like arts and crafts, magic shows and water games, while Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays are for field trip adventures. “We do three field trips a week to different places around the city, and [the destinations] change every year,” says Katie Ekstrom, who has been heading up the Summer's Cool program for the last three years. This year will feature visits to the Brookfield Zoo, Funtopia, the Shedd Aquarium, a mini-golf course and more.

While the activities might be different from a typical school day, the staff is made up of familiar faces: Ekstrom runs the program with a team of North Park teachers, with the ratio of teachers to students ranging from 1:6 to 1:10, depending on the day's activities.

The program is open to students going into 1st grade through 9th grade (there's a separate junior Summer's Cool program for pre-schoolers), and older students often serve as junior counselors.

According to Ekstrom, the program benefits students in several ways. “We spent a lot of time outside, which is important for getting kids away from screens,” she says. "Parents like it because it gives the kids something fun and constructive to do, and kids like it because they can be with their friends.”

Jun 23

Apr 09

Updated Jun 22

Work on Grace between Mozart and Sacramento

Anyone have any idea what they are doing and how much longer it will go on? It's been a nightmare of early morning construction for weeks now.

Jun 19

Updated Jun 21

gunshots

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

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

    Good question, and absolutely much worse!

Jun 20

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

Jun 20

2535 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60618 posted 1 photo to Fotella:

Jun 15

Updated Jun 18

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.

Jun 17

  • Permit issued for new construction

    SELF-CERTIFICATION REVIEW: ERECT 3 STORY 3 D.U. BUILDING (3B CONSTRUCTION) WITH BASEMENT, ROOF TOP DECK, ROOF TOP STAIR ENCLOSURE, TRELLIS, 3 STORY FRONT BALCONY, REAR DECKS AT 2ND/3RD FLOORS, REAR PORCH AT FIRST FLOOR, DETACHED 2 CAR GARAGE WITH 1 EXTERIOR SPACE ON CONCRETE PAD (3B CONSTRUCTION), AS PER PLAN.

    2440 W. Irving Park Rd. Issued June 15, 2018 Comment

Jun 16

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