18 hours ago

Updated 6 min 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, over the years on EB I've saved service referrals for later use if needed. While I haven't called upon any yet, here are a couple for "handymen" ...

    EB Neighbor 'Benn J' commented (May 2017): If you would like a backup quote please send me a message or text...

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    Jen, over the years on EB I've saved service referrals for later use if needed. While I haven't called upon any yet, here are a couple for "handymen" ...

    EB Neighbor 'Benn J' commented (May 2017): If you would like a backup quote please send me a message or text : benn35@yahoo.com - 312-945-1024 - local work crew. Can do all repairs including plumbing and electric.

    EB Neighbor 'carol berk' commented: Call Len Morgan at 312-286-5607 He can pretty much do anything from basic plumbing to drywall to tile to floors and is very reasonably priced

    + 2 more EB "handyman" threads from late 2017:
    https://chicago.everyblock.com/local-business/nov10-looking-semi-regular-handyman-8379267/?utm_campaign=digest&utm_medium=email&utm_source=digest

    https://chicago.everyblock.com/housing/oct09-handyman-services-needed-recommendations-please-8328044/#comment-970456

  • Jen Baron JBaron

    Thanks so much NW-sider! Very helpful as always. As you might remember, one handyman I knew had a bad car accident is no longer available. A previous handyman I worked with for 15 years and was very loyal to went back to Mexico (can't say I blame him) Another I...

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    Thanks so much NW-sider! Very helpful as always. As you might remember, one handyman I knew had a bad car accident is no longer available. A previous handyman I worked with for 15 years and was very loyal to went back to Mexico (can't say I blame him) Another I use is 3 weeks out he's so busy, and another I have recently been working with is great, but proving unreliable as he's put me off 3 weeks now. One thing I've learned in 17 years as a realtor & home stager is that really good handymen and similar vendors are hard to find and keep! If they are really good they get too busy when all my clients then start using them, so, I have to pretty much keep interviewing new people. So before EB goes away I'm trying to get some new leads. Your post was very helpful! I'm gonna miss you too NW-sider! Take real good care of yourself! Cheers!

3 days ago

Updated 2 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

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 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

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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

Jun 30

Loud bang- transformer?

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

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 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 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

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

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 09

Jun 09

Mar 25

Updated Jun 08

Rude neighbor blocks alley with car repair business multiple days per week

After putting up with this for 2 years, I am done. The neighbor across the alley from me blocks the alley 1-2 days per week with what appears to be a car repair business. Multiple cars get parked in the alley behind my garage and make it a pain for me to leave my house. Incidentally, I work from home but have to leave frequently in my car for my business. Sometimes the people working on the cars have been...

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After putting up with this for 2 years, I am done. The neighbor across the alley from me blocks the alley 1-2 days per week with what appears to be a car repair business. Multiple cars get parked in the alley behind my garage and make it a pain for me to leave my house. Incidentally, I work from home but have to leave frequently in my car for my business. Sometimes the people working on the cars have been nice and move the cars so I can get out but last year one of the guys yelled at me for trying to back out of my own garage ( I am a young professional woman). At times, I have been late for appointments due to having to wait for these cars to be moved. Now I hesitate to even bring my trash out to the alley when these people are back there. Just looking for advice on what I can do or who to call. I hate to be “that” neighbor but I am done playing nice. However, I am afraid that if I call the cops, these people will retaliate against me.

  • Not a bad idea

  • It absolutely stinks to know law-abiding citizens with their rights being trampled upon feel they must "bite their tongues" to preserve their personal safety. And I get how you feel. Shame it ever got to where it is.
    Truly hope you find a way to deter the activity. Maybe the IL Dept of Revenue might be responsive. Your aggregate observations could constitute "interest" for a bigger agency (DEA or ICE).

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 04

Jun 01

Updated Jun 02

What’s going on

Been hearing sirens for over 7 minutes straight off irving and Francisco anyone know what’s going on? They sound like they are driving west, but it’s rare there are this many!

Jun 01

May 29

Huge 60+ Family Yard Sale this Saturday

65 family yard sale in Northcenter. Addison to Montrose, Ravenswood to the Chicago River. Get a pdf map emailed to you or look online at www.northcenterneighborhood.org Bikes, garden stuff, furniture, kids toys, clothing and more. Maps can also be picked up at:
3739 N. Bell Ave.
1938 W. Belle Plaine Ave.
2214 W. Cullom Ave
Follow us on Facebook to see images soon. facebook.com/northcenterneighborhood

Spread the word!

    Northcenter Neighborhood Association - Home
    Northcenter Neighborhood Association - connecting neighbors in a vibrant Chicago neighborhood.
    http://www.northcenterneighborhood.org

May 28

Updated May 29

Accident on Kimball between Addison and Elston

Anyone have any information or a link for what happened? My mom's car was one of the ones in the accident, I'd like more info. All I know is that it happened Sunday at 2am, a Lexus rolled over and took out a few parked cars.
Thank you.

May 29

May 24

Updated May 27

Loud reports and tires screeching

Just heard maybe half a dozen loud reports within blocks of drake and berteau. I couldn’t tell what direction. Anyone else hear this? Happened around 0410 Thursday morning.

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