33 hours ago

Updated 20 min ago

    2 people wounded in Albany Park shooting
    Two people were wounded in an Albany Park neighborhood shooting Wednesday evening on the Northwest Side. The 16-year-old boy and 23-year-old man were in the 4600 block of North Central Park Avenue at 6:50 p.m. when they heard shots and felt pain, according to Chicago Police.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com

20 hours ago

Updated 26 min ago

Bad Gas

So apparently I've put "bad contaminated" gas in my car TWICE now...not returning to the same station as the first time...does anyone else experience this in our area?!

What stations do you trust...!? HELP!

  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    Stay away from Falcon and Midwest gas stations l had it happen from each one and l drive a 2002 Nissan Quest

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

    Cubshawksbears, I want a burrito now. What are the best spots in the neighborhood? Fast burrito on Irving isn't bad but I'd like to try something new.

Jun 13

Updated 3 hours ago

Parking Spaces for Rent?

Hey Everyone,

My Fiance and I just moved to Albany Park (Sunnyside and Drake) and parking is a nightmare. It has been taking 20+ minutes on average to find a parking spot every night. I'm looking for 1 or 2 parking spaces for rent that are close to our location.

  • It’s really not that complicated you want parking start a petition to get residential parking once you have enough signatures you will be provided with parking, but remember going forward you’ll pay extra for that parking every year

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    "The truck is still on Kimball with tickets on it has been there for months"

    Can you post the address for me. Ill get on this. Ive never been able to not get booted after having 2 tickets for months at a time.

    Post the address so we can all...

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    "The truck is still on Kimball with tickets on it has been there for months"

    Can you post the address for me. Ill get on this. Ive never been able to not get booted after having 2 tickets for months at a time.

    Post the address so we can all report it for you.

    "We need random checks that vehicles have the proper registration "

    Plates and a sticker on the plate is proper registration no? The city is great about ticketing those without plates and plate stickers

    "I think they use to do random checks by the police shining lights on cars for city stickers"

    They still do. For cars whos plates are registered in chicago.

3 days ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Parked car in driveway?

I have a question about parking a car in my driveway. My inlaws are going south for the next month or so and have left their vehicle in our driveway. It will mostly remained parked there -- we don't plan on using it much if at all. Do I need to purchase a city sticker for it? It has current IL plates but is registered in a suburb.

  • oops...reading is fundamental...disregard my last comment, Robin et al.

  • If Sami takes the car out on public property (aka city or village streets) he runs the risk of a ticket. Its easy for law enforcement to spot this time of year. If you have a green registration sticker you're expired. Yellow is for 2018 expirations and orange is for 2019 expirations.

Feb 08

Updated 22 hours ago

Screaming guy by Irving and Pulaski

I know this will seem a bit... nuts.

Frequently, I hear some guy screaming nonsense in the middle of the day right near this intersection. I've SEEN him doing it a couple times too. Screaming at nobody. Perhaps has a medical condition. Either way, has anyone else seen him? I really wonder if he screams inside his apartment building which is near me as well.

  • I’ve seen the screaming guy often near the Irving Park Blue line station several times. The guy I’m talking about is unmistakable...not distracting only in certain locations. He is clearly mentally ill and screams at the top of his lungs; I can hear him from a few blocks away. He is saying something but I have no idea what. He is so loud that I always think that he must have a sore throat from the screaming.

  • Ellen K. From the far NW side and now back.

    yeah, every day around 4:30 he walks north on Pulaski from the Blue Line screaming. Once I saw him ON the el platform at 7:30am screaming at the cars...and I swear he was telling them to have a nice day! LOL He got on neither el when I was there.

Jan 13

Updated 36 hours ago

Rauner Attack Ad Draws Response From Patti Blagojevich

Man, 80, Dies In Albany Park FireThe fire occurred Friday at a two-story building in the 4200 block of North St. Louis.

    Rauner Attack Ad Draws Response From Patti Blagojevich
    (CBS) - The wife of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is complaining about a political attack ad that uses a wiretapped phone call between her husband and a Democratic candidate who hopes to move into the Executive Mansion. A political ad from incumbent Republican Gov.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

  • Do we had a president who started a major war based on lies about weapons of mass destruction, another president who engaged in extra marital cigar induced escapade at the white house, a mayor who had more scandals during his long term than a pop star and who some of...

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    Do we had a president who started a major war based on lies about weapons of mass destruction, another president who engaged in extra marital cigar induced escapade at the white house, a mayor who had more scandals during his long term than a pop star and who some of his best friends are mobsters, so bad that his police superintendent A. Rodriguez had to abruptly quit because the heat was beginning to burn, etc, etc.but a guy gets sent to jail for standing alone and not having powerful friends in high places, gotta love it.

  • future alderman future alderman

    the simpletons who can't understand why this recording actually goes toward ABSOLVING blago of guilt are those who are not worth replying to

2 days ago

Jan 10

Updated 3 days ago

Litterbugs!

I was just coming down Pulaski from Foster and saw someone allow a child to throw a half- drunk(en?) punch bottle. When I pulled up next to them, they took off as if they knew they were wrong. The reason I say that is because even though it is a bit warmer, someone in an SUV (Grey Nissan Mirano, I think) would know if the window was opened. People, this is the problem: if we don't teach our children to...

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I was just coming down Pulaski from Foster and saw someone allow a child to throw a half- drunk(en?) punch bottle. When I pulled up next to them, they took off as if they knew they were wrong. The reason I say that is because even though it is a bit warmer, someone in an SUV (Grey Nissan Mirano, I think) would know if the window was opened. People, this is the problem: if we don't teach our children to do better, how can we expect better from them? Just bothers me because I pick up trash in front of my house and neighbors, shovel snow, etc, and don't feel that anyone realizes they are in a 'neighborhood' any longer. When did this blatant disregard for others start?

  • Try the whitefish weekend special at Kabobi. Ask for it so that they get the message that we want it on the regular menu, not only on the weekend specials. I'm addicted to that kabobi whitefish!!! I get really cranky when they don't offer it. Help me!!! 😍

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    I like the shrimp kabobs at noon

3 days ago

3 days ago

Waterproofing

Hi Again!

Since we had such great feedback about fences (thank you!), I wonder if anyone has a waterproofing/restoration company they’d recommend?

I figured we can’t be the only one with seepage/flooding so close to the River.

Thank you in advance,
Michelle :)

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Theft at Welles park tonight

My son's friend had his bag (phone,clothes etc)stolen from the locker room. The two male thieves also entered the girls locker room. Warn your kids to be sure to always lock up their stuff and girls should always immediately alert an adult if a male enters their locker room. Wish there were cameras in the hallways there too.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days 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

Any commendations on a Snow Removal service in Albany Park?

Any commendations on a Snow removal service in Albany Park? I am talking about the typical sidewalk and front stairs. Thank you.

Jan 12

Updated 5 days ago

    Candidate for Illinois attorney general robbed at gunpoint
    A candidate running for Illinois Attorney General was robbed at gunpoint while he was taking promotional photos for his campaign Thursday afternoon in the Northwest Side ward where he's also the Democratic committeeman, according to his campaign manager and authorities.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jan 08

Updated 5 days ago

Seeking Realtor who knows Albany Park

We're considering selling our condo and we're looking for a Realtor who specializes in the area between Montrose & Irving Park, California & Kedzie. Does anyone have any recommendations?

Jan 11

Updated 5 days ago

Illegal parking on private property

Can I tow an illegally parked car on my private back lot? What are my rights?

  • Perhaps this link will help; yes, it's your private property and you can tow. The link is for a company that will make a sign with the IL statute number on it: https://www.mysecuritysign.com/illinois-no-trespassing-signs

  • Someone parked blocking the entrance to my driveway. I called the police and they came and wrote a $100.00 ticket and asked me if I wanted the car towed. I told them the ticket was sufficient for the first time. He said if they ever block the driveway again I can have them towed.
    BTW, I do have a store bought sign that warns people that if they park and block the driveway their car will be towed away.

Jan 04

Updated 6 days ago

    Albany Park development details don't ease residents' gentrification worries
    A standing-room-only crowd of Albany Park residents turned out on a frigid Wednesday night to learn more about about a mixed-use development proposed for the site of the Lawrence-Kedzie Self Storage building, and what they heard did little to allay concerns about increasing gentrification in the neighborhood.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com

Jan 09

Updated 6 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..

Jan 10

Updated Jan 13

Fresh fruit delivery now available in our area - Imperfect Produce

We just signed up for this service so cant vouch for it yet but figured it was worth a shot. I know there are lots of people here who frequent the farmers markets and/or grow their own, so "imperfect" is probably not much of a concern.

https://www.imperfectproduce.com/register.php?referral=291345

^using referral link gets $10 off.

    Register :: Imperfect: Ugly produce delivery for 30-50% less!
    Imperfect delivers ugly produce for 30% less than grocery store prices. Based in San Francisco, we deliver to the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Portland, and Seattle. Coming soon to the Midwest, East Coast, South, Southwest, and Southeast!
    https://www.imperfectproduce.com
  • Chicago Tonight had a segment about this company. Several people in my neighborhood group on Facebook have used it and are satisfied with it.

    It's a subscription service, so you have to order on a regular basis.

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

    I received my first box this week. I forgot to pick my items, but was not disappointed at all!! The quality was fantastic. We are getting a small fruit and vegetable box every other week, but may change to every week. With the delivery charge, I think I paid around $10: celery, carrots, onions, red potatoes, spaghetti squash, lemons and oranges, the most beautiful head of red cabbage I've ever seen. All organic. Cost varies based on content

    Use this link, and we'll each get a $10 credit. https://www.imperfectproduce.com/register.php?referral=282940

Jan 13

Jan 13

Man found dead following Northwest Side fire

Emergency crews were called to the 4200 block of North St. Louis Avenue about 6:30 p.m. The first fire companies to arrive found heavy fire on the second floor of the building, said Cmdr. Walter Schroeder, a fire department spokesman.

    Man found dead following Northwest Side fire
    A man was found dead following a fire in a two-flat style building in the Albany Park neighborhood Friday night, authorities said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jan 13

Jan 13

Man found dead following Northwest Side fire

Emergency crews were called to the 4200 block of North St. Louis Avenue about 6:30 p.m. The first fire companies to arrive found heavy fire on the second floor of the building, said Cmdr. Walter Schroeder, a fire department spokesman.

    Man found dead following Northwest Side fire
    A man was found dead following a fire in a two-flat style building in the Albany Park neighborhood Friday night, authorities said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jan 13

Elderly man killed in North Side fire

Fire crews were called to the 4200 block of N. Saint Louis in Albany Park around 6:20 p.m.

    Elderly man killed in North Side fire
    CHICAGO -An elderly man was killed in a fire Friday on Chicago's North Side. Fire crews were called to the 4200 block of N. Saint Louis in Albany Park around 6:20 p.m. Officials say the fire started on the second floor of the two-flat where the elderly man live.
    http://wgntv.com

Jan 13

Man, 80, Dies In Albany Park Fire

Crews were on scene about 6:40 p.m. fighting the fire at the two-story building in the 4200 block of North St. Louis, according to Chicago Fire Media Affairs.

    Man, 80, Dies In Albany Park Fire
    (CBS) - An 80-year-old man was killed in a fire at a two-story Albany Park building on the Northwest Side Friday evening. Crews were on scene about 6:40 p.m. fighting the fire at the two-story building in the 4200 block of North St. Louis, according to Chicago Fire Media Affairs.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Jan 13

White Sox Avoid Arbitration With 4 Players, Still Have 2 Unsigned

Man, 80, Dies In Albany Park FireThe fire occurred Friday at a two-story building in the 4200 block of North St. Louis.

    White Sox Avoid Arbitration With 4 Players, Still Have 2 Unsigned
    (670 The Score) The White Sox avoided arbitration with four players Friday but still have two who remain unsigned. Chicago agreed to salary figures for the 2018 season with first baseman Jose Abreu ($13 million), lefty reliever Luis Avilan ($2.45 million), left-hander Carlos Rodon ($2.3 million) and infielder Leury Garcia ($1.175 million).
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Jan 13

Levine: Cubs’ Door For Reunion With Jake Arrieta Remains Open

Man, 80, Dies In Albany Park FireThe fire occurred Friday at a two-story building in the 4200 block of North St. Louis.

    Levine: Cubs' Door For Reunion With Jake Arrieta Remains Open
    By Bruce Levine- (670 The Score) - Right-hander Jake Arrieta may be closer to returning to the Cubs than an any time since he became a free agent in early November. The Cubs and Scott Boras, Arrieta's agent, have had numerous conversations lately about a multi-year deal, sources confirmed.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Jan 13

Providence Tops DePaul, 71-64

Man, 80, Dies In Albany Park FireThe fire occurred Friday at a two-story building in the 4200 block of North St. Louis.

    Providence Tops DePaul, 71-64
    CHICAGO (AP) - Jalen Lindsey had 18 points, including 4-of-8 from 3-point range, Alpha Diallo had 14 of his 16 points in the second half, and Providence beat DePaul, 71-64, on Friday night.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Jan 12

Updated Jan 12

ER vehicles on 4300 N St. Louis

I saw a number of emergency vehicles on the 4300 N block of St Louis this evening. How that everyone is safe!

Jan 12

Updated Jan 12

Helicopters Over St. Louis and Cullom

Fire at 4251 n. St. Louis

  • LadyHawk justdointheright35thward

    Scanner just now instructions to a unit to call the Arson Unit ASAP.

Jan 12

Jan 10

Updated Jan 11

Aaron Goldstein’s “Every Day I Fight”: Return the Illinois Attorney General’s Office to the People

Candidates running for Illinois Attorney General have been shown to be loyal to the Party. Aaron Goldstein is running to give the Attorney General's office back to the people. He will be the people's attorney.

Right now, this office is representing big money, big corporations and political insiders. No one is representing the people. Aaron will return the office to its intended function. As a life-long Public Defender, Aaron Goldstein is the candidate who most truly aligns with the AG's...

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Candidates running for Illinois Attorney General have been shown to be loyal to the Party. Aaron Goldstein is running to give the Attorney General's office back to the people. He will be the people's attorney.

Right now, this office is representing big money, big corporations and political insiders. No one is representing the people. Aaron will return the office to its intended function. As a life-long Public Defender, Aaron Goldstein is the candidate who most truly aligns with the AG's original mission.

Unapologetically progressive, Aaron’s compelling new video, tells his story as a native Chicagoan who grew up to become a public defender of everyday Illinoisans. Goldstein graduated from Lane Tech High School and then earned his bachelors’ degree in political science from the University of Illinois and his JD from the University of Iowa.

When he finished law school, he applied for only one job: to become a public defender, “because I believe in the human dignity of us all,” Goldstein said. He has devoted his career to representing individuals—real people—in criminal and civil rights cases. He has litigated hundreds of cases.

“I believe that a lawyer’s job is to stand for the most vulnerable in our society and to live out the principle of ‘justice for all,’” said Goldstein. Throughout his career, he has witnessed, firsthand, the destructive impact of income inequality, segregation and unfairness in the criminal justice system. “The criminal justice system is broken, but we can change this.”

In the video he shows how he stood up against the machine and won by beating long-time politician and power broker Richard Mell to become 33rd Ward Democratic Committeeman. He is running for Attorney General to make bold, progressive change—to stand up to powerful interests, make lasting criminal justice reform and fight government corruption.

This video is part of a media campaign and will be seen throughout Illinois.

    Home - Aaron Goldstein for Attorney General
    I am running for Attorney General to stand up for all Illinoisans. I will be a champion for justice and stand up for all of us. That's what I've stood for my whole life and that's why I'm running for Attorney General.
    http://ag4ag.org
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Jan 11

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

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 09

Jan 04

Updated Jan 07

Baby Stuff Donation

Hey folks, I have accumulated a ton of baby stuff over the years ( 5 children ), Potty trainer, basinet, several fold up plans, bath tub, etc. I donate to the epilepsy foundation but they do not take baby stuff. Also, most of it is too big to box. Does anyone know who may take these items? They are all in excellent condition. Also, it would have to be a pick up. Thanks in advance for your help.

  • Ilene, I think I also have children's boots!!

  • Ron in Ravenswood Home Remodeler

    I Have an unused, brand new baby swing seat. Goodwill will not take it. Liability they say. Cannot just put it in the recycle bin. Someone can use it. Please e-mail me at gum006@yahoo.com. I will carry it to you. Live near Lawrence and Damen.

Jan 07

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.

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