19 hours ago

Updated 1 min ago

Our one job is far from over

Governor Rauner chose criminals over children and families when he announced today he would veto a public safety measure that would protect communities from illegal gun trafficking.

We are outraged the Governor sided with the gun manufacturers, their lobby and the criminals who continue to cause death and injury with firearms purchased from unregulated gun dealers. His statement reflects that he has little, if any concern for the children who are murdered each day by gun violence in Chicago and...

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Governor Rauner chose criminals over children and families when he announced today he would veto a public safety measure that would protect communities from illegal gun trafficking.

We are outraged the Governor sided with the gun manufacturers, their lobby and the criminals who continue to cause death and injury with firearms purchased from unregulated gun dealers. His statement reflects that he has little, if any concern for the children who are murdered each day by gun violence in Chicago and the rest of our state.

Corrupt gun dealers in Illinois flood our cities and towns with over 4000 crime guns every year. The Combating Illegal Gun Trafficking Act, a bipartisan measure that passed the General Assembly with a wide margin of support in May will save lives by holding corrupt gun dealers accountable and reducing the number of guns getting into the hands of criminals.

By stating he would veto this bill, Governor Rauner proved once again the gun industry and their lobby are more important than the lives of Illinois children and their families. We urge our lawmakers to be a part of the solution and do whatever is necessary to combat the Governor’s dangerous commitment to veto this bill.

  • This bill would have no impact on gun acquisition by criminals who do not have F.O.I.D. cards, do not go through background checks, do not buy guns from licensed gun shops, and acquire the vast majority of their guns illegally by theft, on the black market, or by straw purchases. In other words, this would be just another ineffective gun control measure.

  • Jus how far are you willing to go to push you gun obsessive grabbing agenda? Do you not realize that you irresponsible, imprudent, rash statements about our governor … “Governor Rauner chose criminals over children and families … sided with criminals … has little, if any concern for the children...

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    Jus how far are you willing to go to push you gun obsessive grabbing agenda? Do you not realize that you irresponsible, imprudent, rash statements about our governor … “Governor Rauner chose criminals over children and families … sided with criminals … has little, if any concern for the children who are murdered each day by gun violence in Chicago and the rest of our state … has little, if any concern for the children who are murdered each day by gun violence in Chicago and the rest of our state.”, violates Every Block Community Guidelines, and constitutes libel that could land you in court?

26 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Farewell Neighnors

Now that EB is transitioning to Next Door where your real name and address is displayed, I tell you, it is not going to happen, I enjoyed the anonymity while reporting crime and giving the heads up on important issues without fear of any retribution from the bad guys. To my neighbors who'll be transitioning to the new site, please be careful what you divulge or report, remember, the bad guys also go through these sites to find out if...

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Now that EB is transitioning to Next Door where your real name and address is displayed, I tell you, it is not going to happen, I enjoyed the anonymity while reporting crime and giving the heads up on important issues without fear of any retribution from the bad guys. To my neighbors who'll be transitioning to the new site, please be careful what you divulge or report, remember, the bad guys also go through these sites to find out if their cover has been blown and to see who is reporting them, of course they probably did it in Every Block I'm sure, but at least here, we remained anonymous. Please remember that anyone can lurke these open sites, not just your good neighbors and the bad guys never post, they just listen, so please be careful, be safe, prosper and be well, I'll miss you all.

  • Echoing the wisdom of acting with caution. Always assume that your actual name & home address once provided on a social networking platform 'can and may be used by others' and not to your liking.

  • NW Sider speaks the truth. I've worked IT for 8 years and with a few clicks of the mouse and a little code I can have anyones name and addresses if I really wanted to in Nextdoor.

    This will be the end of the road for me too for Nextdoor won't serve the purpose that EB once did unfortunately.

20 hours ago

Updated 1 hour 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

    Haha! That's funny, but also really sad that an agent had the wrong zip listed, but, I have seen that myself many times and I always reach out to help them correct. Often it's a simple mistake but that is why we proof read everything! I've actually been on Nextdoor...

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    Haha! That's funny, but also really sad that an agent had the wrong zip listed, but, I have seen that myself many times and I always reach out to help them correct. Often it's a simple mistake but that is why we proof read everything! I've actually been on Nextdoor quite awhile, but Everyblock is so much better that I pay more attention here. And I'd be honored to be of service when the time comes. But also know that I'm always available for free consultation! I'm always willing to help people make smart choices in updates or improvements, if they add value or not, among many other things, and most importantly, knowing what current market value is so I'm always happy to do property valuations. I'm also a great designer and have helped many design kitchens, baths, etc. My staging biz often involves actual design. Mom was an interior decorator, Dad was a builder, so its in my blood! Take care and I hope to find you on Nextdoor! :)

  • Jen, for future RE info/design stuff, you okay navigating dust bunnies and cat hair?! The place will have our typical chaotic and cluttered "lived in" look until we de-stuff and do a full scrub down!

19 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Rauner Signs 'Red Flag' Gun Law

Gov. Rauner also signed a law that would extend a 72-hour hold on all guns.

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday signed a new law to keep firearms away from those who may use them to commit acts of violence against themselves or others. Rauner announced the news on social media, saying the "red flag" law, known as the Lethal Violence Order of Protection Act, gives law enforcement and family members the chance to prove in court that a person in possession of guns is suffering from mental health issues and is a threat.

The new legislation allows courts to prohibit gun possession or purchase through what Rauner calls emergency civil restraining orders.

https://patch.com/illinois/springfield-il/rauner-signs-red-flag-gun-law

    Rauner Signs 'Red Flag' Gun Law
    SPRINGFIELD, IL - Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday signed a new law to keep firearms away from those who may use them to commit acts of violence against themselves or others.
    https://patch.com
  • Ripe for abuse, and often called the “snitch bill”, the Lethal Violence Order of Protection Act ("Red Flag Law") infringes on 2nd Amendment rights based on third party allegations with little, if any, real evidence and limited “due process” for the respondent.  Hearings for the orders would be ex parte,...

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    Ripe for abuse, and often called the “snitch bill”, the Lethal Violence Order of Protection Act ("Red Flag Law") infringes on 2nd Amendment rights based on third party allegations with little, if any, real evidence and limited “due process” for the respondent.  Hearings for the orders would be ex parte, where the respondent is not present to challenge the accuser and defend against allegations made against them.  The issuance of an order would immediately prohibit the respondent from exercising their Second Amendment rights.  The right to keep and vear arms should not be treated as a second-class right and should only be restricted consistent with the constitutional requirements of due process. Furthermore, for truly dangerous individuals, this bill does nothing to incapacitate the subjects of the orders, as there is no requirement that they receive mental health treatment.

  • Waiting periods are an archaic relic from before the digital age, originally meant to give local law enforcement time to complete background checks.  Since the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) came into operation in 1998, technology has allowed background checks to be done instantly, activating the law that...

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    Waiting periods are an archaic relic from before the digital age, originally meant to give local law enforcement time to complete background checks.  Since the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) came into operation in 1998, technology has allowed background checks to be done instantly, activating the law that eliminated the federally required waiting periods. This will prove to be yet another ineffective gun control measure. With 3.5 million guns already in circulation, extending waiting periods to 72 hours for all future firearm purchases will not prevent “gun crime” or “gun violence”. Criminals do not have F.O.I.D. cards and do not purchase guns legally. No number of hours impact their gun acquisition.

6 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Man and woman hit by stray bullets less than block from scene of police shooting

More gun injuries, even by accidents!

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-chicago-shootings-violence-20180716-story.html

A man and a woman were injured Monday evening by stray bullets when occupants of passing cars fired at each other about half a block from the scene of a police shooting on Saturday on the South Side, Chicago police said.

A 40-year-old woman was shot in the forearm and a 32-year-old man was shot in the thigh around 5:15 p.m. in the 2000 block of East 70th Street in the South Shore...

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More gun injuries, even by accidents!

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-chicago-shootings-violence-20180716-story.html

A man and a woman were injured Monday evening by stray bullets when occupants of passing cars fired at each other about half a block from the scene of a police shooting on Saturday on the South Side, Chicago police said.

A 40-year-old woman was shot in the forearm and a 32-year-old man was shot in the thigh around 5:15 p.m. in the 2000 block of East 70th Street in the South Shore neighborhood, according to police.

The two were sitting on a stoop when people in a black van and gray sedan began firing at each other.

The woman was treated at Jackson Park Hospital, and the man was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center. Both were stabilized.

    Man and woman hit by stray bullets less than block from scene of police shooting
    A man and a woman were injured Monday evening by stray bullets when occupants of passing cars fired at each other about half a block from the scene of a police shooting on Saturday on the South Side, Chicago police said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • Jim

    Lower Paleolithic types doing their thing. They don't obey no laws.

5 hours ago

A Surprising Bid for Remington

The Navajo Nation’s plan for Remington was novel: It intended to shift the company away from its consumer business, including curtailing the sale of the AR-15-style weapons frequently used in mass shootings, to focus on police and defense contracts.

The tribe planned to use profits from those businesses to invest in research and development of advanced “smart guns” — those with fingerprint or other technology intended to prevent anyone but the gun’s owner from using the weapon. Smart guns have so far failed to make much headway at the major gun manufacturers, which have faced pressure from groups like the National Rifle Association.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/16/business/dealbook/remington-sale-navajo-nation.html

    A Surprising Bid for Remington, and an Unsurprising Rejection
    The tribe saw a purchase of Remington as way to invest in its people, too. "Navajo has over 70 percent unemployment," Mr. Ryce wrote. "Over the next few years we would shift the assembly (i.e. lesser trained) parts of the business onto the reservation."
    https://www.nytimes.com

10 hours ago

3 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

Eugene Field(house) River Dumping

Hi Albany Park Neighbors,
On more than one occasion I have seen someone dump plastic bags with animal parts into the bridge passing over the river here. They simply get out of their GMC walk to the river bridge and throw in a bag of animal parts. This also has happened at Central Park. Has anyone else witnessed this and has anyone got a license plate number? I'm hoping to take information to the Alderman. Thanks for your help!

  • What they're doing is gross & wrong on many levels (what type of animal parts and obtained how, etc...?). Hope you can collect enough info to have them caught and stopped.

  • future alderman future alderman

    i would call 311 today and the alderman tomorrow

  • lin ravenswood downsizer

    Call 911. That is a crime to dump, anything, in the river.

Jul 05

Updated 2 days ago

Why Are There So Few Bars in Albany Park?

Why are there so few places in Albany Park where one can sit down and have a drink? There are a ton of good restaurants, but so few of them have liquor licenses. What gives?

A neighborhood is defined by neighbors, and having places where one can have a drink with strangers goes a long way to turning those strangers into true neighbors.

  • future alderman future alderman

    technically not albany park but marie's is always there!

  • Mike F. 3rd gen APer, ex Ravenswoodsman

    For what it's worth, the margaritas at Taqueria El Aguila Real (Montrose & Kedzie) are good.

    And Twisted Hippo's taproom is supposed to open in "late summer".

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

My niece found a calico kitten it has a polka dot collar

Did any one lost a calico kitten it has a polka dot collar on

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

    "In heaven there is no beer, that's why we drink it here..."

  • Sher Jeff Park resident since 72'

    Where are you near? I do have neighbor whom lets her cat out daily to roam. Pic? Also, if tip of 1 ear is clipped it means that it is a feral cat but someone has registered it. I believe 16th district has a microchip scanner.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

nom de plume

Since you have to use your REAL name on Nextdoor, how many will move?

  • The mission statement of anti-gun advocacy movement should read something like this. Feeling safe is your right. It is our mission to ensure that everyone feels safe. To achieve this objective, it is our specific goal to repeal or amend the second amendment, seek passage of firearm confiscation legislation, and seize all firearms from law-abiding citizens.

  • Weebis Politically Incorrect Thought Criminal

    JimmyMac, let me know if you need company, if Bob takes you up on a meet and greet. I'll even let him hold my FOID card.

Hello, neighbor. This thread was closed due to violations of the EveryBlock community guidelines, which intend to keep discussions informative, friendly and respectful.

4 days ago

Jun 27

Updated 4 days ago

Where Can I Find This Taco Corner?

This week, the Chicago Reader ran an article about the thriving Chicago taco scene that included this intriguing passage:

"Albany Park, for example, and its neighboring north-side enclaves remain (for now) a safe place where the professional taquero can thrive in America. A case study: on a side street off one of the busier thoroughfares in this part of the city, there's a family who each weekend set up a tent along the sidewalk, sheltering a table and chairs, coolers,...

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This week, the Chicago Reader ran an article about the thriving Chicago taco scene that included this intriguing passage:

"Albany Park, for example, and its neighboring north-side enclaves remain (for now) a safe place where the professional taquero can thrive in America. A case study: on a side street off one of the busier thoroughfares in this part of the city, there's a family who each weekend set up a tent along the sidewalk, sheltering a table and chairs, coolers, cold drinks, a salsa bar, and a gas-powered comal on which the patriarch of the clan griddles piles of hissing carne asada, al pastor, cesina, and chorizo con papas. The smell of warming corn tortillas and caramelizing meat casts a spell that's palpable for blocks. People who don't even live in the neighborhood drive their cars to this corner, line up under the tent, and wait patiently to place their orders with a teenager scribbling in a spiral-bound notebook."

Source: https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/el-santo-taqueria-chicago-taco-authority-tomatillo-taco-ville/Content?oid=51422770

I would like to those tacos, but for obvious reasons, the exact corner wasn't disclosed in the article. Would someone who knows of this spot be kind enough to provide it here? I think that would be safe, as this site gets far less traffic than the Reader, but feel free to message me privately, if you think that would be more appropriate. Thanks in advance!

  • Just had to bring this up again since I just visited the location on Hamlin and Montrose. The tacos were truly delicious. I tried the steak, barbacoa, and cecina tacos and I must admit the chopped steak wasn't all that great in my opinion but their barbacoa and cecina was...

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    Just had to bring this up again since I just visited the location on Hamlin and Montrose. The tacos were truly delicious. I tried the steak, barbacoa, and cecina tacos and I must admit the chopped steak wasn't all that great in my opinion but their barbacoa and cecina was phenomenal. I also spoke to the owner for a bit and it seems hes been at that tent for 2 years now and just recently opened up an interior restaurant up the street. But mentioned that the street set up actually brings in all his clientele as opposed to the actual restaurant.
    Anyhow thanks to whoever brought this up. I'll definitely be continuing to visit this placle.

  • Mike F. 3rd gen APer, ex Ravenswoodsman

    What's the name of their restaurant?

5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Comcast to end hyperlocal site EveryBlock, agrees to send users to rival Nextdoor

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-comcast-ends-everyblock-20180711-story.html

The "Everybody Own a Gun" crowd will need to go along with some new rules. From the Tribune article:

" The site avoids overlapping neighborhoods, and all members must use their real name and address — a significant distinction from the anonymous environment of EveryBlock."

Will beezil and JimmyMac come out of the closet?

    Comcast to end hyperlocal site EveryBlock, agrees to send users to rival Nextdoor
    Comcast is pulling the plug on EveryBlock, the Chicago-based hyperlocal news site it revived four years ago. The website, which features blurbs about restaurant closings, building break-ins and community events, will go dark July 19, with a link steering EveryBlock users to sign up with Nextdoor, a rival hyperlocal platform.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • MKW in Lincoln Square 25 years in the Square

    I'll be interested to see if folks migrate. I've found a lot of really good information here on city issues and the like, and been entertained by some of the more boisterous conversations. However, I welcome Nextdoor’s platform for its requirement that people are more easily identified. The platform is a bit different, but still good for recos and such. Hope folks here head to Nextdoor and make the community there great.

  • Come out of the closet? Really Bob? I see that you are again being knowingly and deliberately disingenuous. How dishnoest! Allow me to refresh your memory, In a recent one of your limitless number of gun-grabbing posts (Man with semi-automatic rifle threatened customers), I posted “Tell you what, I've nothing...

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    Come out of the closet? Really Bob? I see that you are again being knowingly and deliberately disingenuous. How dishnoest! Allow me to refresh your memory, In a recent one of your limitless number of gun-grabbing posts (Man with semi-automatic rifle threatened customers), I posted “Tell you what, I've nothing to hide. If you want to know my real name, we can always meet sometime for lunch to continue this discussion face to face if you've got the testicular fortitude. Heck, I will even provide you with proper ID. I've nothing to hide. Maybe we can invite your supporters and your adversaries and make a real party of it. I might even be willing to meet up at a gun-free zone so you know ... you feel safe and all.” Recall that now? What I remember is that you FAILED to accept my offer. In fact, you went mute No surprise there. As concerns the “Everybody own a gun crowd”, I can’t speak for them all. I have privacy and security concerns with most social-media sites and have only ever joined one … EveryBlock. With its demise, I will not be joining Nextdoor since I find its polices questionable and concerning. In other words, you will be free to pursue your obsessive, compulsive gun-grabbing rants uncontested by me. Hopefully others will pick up the slack.

Hello, neighbor. This thread was closed due to violations of the EveryBlock community guidelines, which intend to keep discussions informative, friendly and respectful.

5 days ago

6 days ago

Need lawn cut

I’m in need of my front yard cut. Must have own lawn mower. Was wondering if it could be done tomorrow or this week. Please let me know the price also. Thanks.

Jul 02

Updated 6 days ago

3 children caught in gang-related gunfire

When will something like this happen in Albany Park? Be aware and vigilant!

3 children caught in gang-related gunfire: 'They don't care who they shoot'

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-multiple-people-shot-20180701-story.html

Too many guns, too easy to get them.

    6 shot, including 3 children, in West Side attack
    At least five people were shot Sunday in East Garfield Park.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • Nate G, most reposted newspaper articles merely report shooting incidents. The purpose of reposting of such articles is sensationalism and intended as an emotional appeal ... NOT a credible argument. The CDC data is dated ... so? I NAMED the sources (National Self Defense Survey, World Wide Gun Defense Clock,...

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    Nate G, most reposted newspaper articles merely report shooting incidents. The purpose of reposting of such articles is sensationalism and intended as an emotional appeal ... NOT a credible argument. The CDC data is dated ... so? I NAMED the sources (National Self Defense Survey, World Wide Gun Defense Clock, FBI, Bureau of Justice Statistics & National Crime Victims Survey and the White House commissioned report entitled Priorities for Research to Reduce the Threat of Firearm-related Violence) form which the text provided was excerpted. I would have complied and provided you with links had you not been so insulting, but that isn't going to happen now, so don't ask me ... ask Google..

  • future alderman future alderman

    i saw that!----why don't u guys go back to 2nd city cop?

Hello, neighbor. This thread was closed due to violations of the EveryBlock community guidelines, which intend to keep discussions informative, friendly and respectful.

Jun 05

Updated 6 days ago

Found parakeet

Did anyone lose a parakeet near Drake and Sunnyside in Albany Park?

  • Hello, are you sure it is a parakeet? I see a lot of miss labeled birds on sites.

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 05

Updated Jul 09

Fence rules

I have a neighbor who has put up metal poles ( getting ready for a fence) above 6 feet easily, for the front yard..it already looks ugly...can't imagine how actual fence will look. Is this allowed? Also one pole is in part of our front yard..he did this without asking.

1)What are rules with fencing?
2) A contractor mentioned it was illegal and I should complain, who do I complain to?

  • Tim

    No worries Maryann, I can handle it, I'm used to it for a long time

  • maryann-on-Giddings LS resident for over 35 years

    Tim, people attacking you in an open forum for speaking your mind is nothing you should ever get used to. You were not mean, condescending or off topic at any point. I'm sure you can handle it, but there will always be people like me out there that will not accept it. Have a great day!

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

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    EXISTING 2 STORY W/BSMT. FRAME S.F.R.- INTERIOR REMODELING THROUGHOUT - NEW 2 STORY REAR FRAME ADDITION AND A NEW REAR 1 STORY WOOD/STEEL PORCH. ALL WORK AS PER PLANS AND PERMIT.

    4220 N. Hamlin Ave. Issued July 5, 2018 Comment

Jul 07

Jun 29

Updated Jul 06

Flooding in Albany Park

I was wondering about flooding issues near Eugene Field Park - particularly the south side of the park. Do the homeowners there have a problem with flooding? Thanks.

Jul 05

Witnessed Shots Fired on Belle Plaine and Troy 7/5 at 4:30 pm

I was walking my dog south on Troy and standing at the intersection of Belle Plaine and Troy when I heard what I thought was fireworks up the street. Soon after a sedan (I think dark green) came speeding down the street and flew through the 4 way intersection. A man was in the front seat and a young child in the back. A few seconds later a black sedan came speeding down the through the intersection in hot pursuit...

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I was walking my dog south on Troy and standing at the intersection of Belle Plaine and Troy when I heard what I thought was fireworks up the street. Soon after a sedan (I think dark green) came speeding down the street and flew through the 4 way intersection. A man was in the front seat and a young child in the back. A few seconds later a black sedan came speeding down the through the intersection in hot pursuit of the first car. A young (teenage I am estimating) boy was standing up in the back with this torso out of the sunroof shooting at the car ahead of them. I witnessed about 6+ shots fired. Both cars turned onto Irving Park from Troy. I called the police and gave them the pertinent details I was able to witness. I wanted to post this to encourage others to be safe and on alert for gun related activity in the neighborhood. I am upset I was not able to get the license plate.

Jul 05

Jul 02

Updated Jul 04

Is it illegal to honk?

A dormant discussion that was shut down some time ago, when the question was asked: "Is it legal to honk when exiting an alley?" (original discussion in Zip Code 60641)

An answer to this question from the Chicago Police Department:

“Technically, the horn is meant … to prevent an accident. It’s not to be used at all times, 24 hours a day,” said Officer Michael Carroll, a Chicago Police spokesman.

Instead, drivers should pull up to the end of the alley and stop, Caroll said. Then they should pull up to the street, stop again and drive."

Why Do Chicagoans Honk In Alleys? Some Say It’s The Law — But Police Beg To Differ

https://blockclubchicago.org/2018/07/02/why-do-chicagoans-honk-in-alleys-some-say-its-the-law-but-police-beg-to-differ/

    Why Do Chicagoans Honk In Alleys? Some Say It's The Law - But Police Beg To Differ
    DOWNTOWN - It's a tradition as uniquely Chicago as hating ketchup on hot dog: honking your horn before driving out of an alley. An informal Block Club Chicago poll showed 64 percent of respondents honk their horns when exiting an alley.
    https://blockclubchicago.org

Jun 27

Updated Jul 03

Looking to rent a parking spot in Albany Park

Hi, I'm looking to rent a parking spot in Albany Park. Open to garage or no garage. Thank you!

  • Wicked Fast BMW Average Chicagoan who loves her city

    Try spothero

  • Christy T Albany Park

    Hi Maria G. I would like to learn more about your parking spot at Cullom and Albany

Jul 03

Jun 29

Updated Jul 02

Tell governor to sign Bike Safety and Dutch Reach Act

A critical bike safety bill has arrived on Governor Rauner's desk and now we need your help to make sure it's signed into law.

Take action today by signing our letter to Governor Rauner.

The bill amends the Illinois Vehicle Code to add information about bike safety to the state's Rules of the Road manual and driver's license exam. The added information includes a description of using the "Dutch reach" method when opening a car door to prevent a "dooring"...

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A critical bike safety bill has arrived on Governor Rauner's desk and now we need your help to make sure it's signed into law.

Take action today by signing our letter to Governor Rauner.

The bill amends the Illinois Vehicle Code to add information about bike safety to the state's Rules of the Road manual and driver's license exam. The added information includes a description of using the "Dutch reach" method when opening a car door to prevent a "dooring" crash if a cyclist approaching from behind.

This past spring the bill passed both chambers with strong bi-partisan majorities. But the final step is still needed.

Tell Governor Rauner to sign HB 5143 to make Illinois streets safer for everybody, especially the most vulnerable users on foot and on bike.

http://go.pardot.com/e/213232/atatakeaction-actionId-AR00147/39kvd/115328869

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  • Not surprised that the first comment here is about cyclists not following rules.

    You know, because no one in a car texts and drives, speeds, rolls stop signs (or blows them entirely), crashes, drives drunk, doesn't use turn signals, blows red lights, makes illegal u-turns, and so and and so on and so on

  • Right. So your explanation totally absolves the bike riders. Gotcha. @@

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

Keys found - N Saint Louis Ave

I found a set of 3 keys in front of my house in the 4500 block of north Saint Louis, a few houses south of Roosevelt high school. They are on a keychain with a distinctive round logo design for a particular brand of technology. Are they yours?

Jun 30

Loud bang- transformer?

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

Jun 30

Free Glucose Meter and Strips

Are there any Type 1 or Type 2 diabetics in need of a glucose meter and 500 strips? Another ridiculous Medicare regulation requires the provider to send these items along with Dexcom sensor supplies even though another brand is preferred. Medicare will not stop sending these supplies. I would like to pass them on since blood glucose testing is vital to good control. Call me 773-588-8872

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.

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