2 days ago

Updated 6 hours ago

gunshots

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

  • Eric Pepeson NW sider, modern conservative

    Ward, in your opinion, are things more active in the neighborhood this spring than in years past? It seems like its been a rough May and June compared to previous years.

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

    Good question, and absolutely much worse!

41 hours ago

Updated 15 hours ago

how much did you pay for your wall-mounted AC?

we're looking into getting one of those wall-mounted mitsubishi AC units for the balmy top level of our bungalow. does anyone else have one and, if so, how much did you pay for it? we got a quote yesterday of $5000 to install it, which seemed rather high. getting more estimates, but curious what your experience is. thanks!

  • Another nod to Al-Air / (708) 453-4531 / alairinc.com
    https://www.yelp.com/biz/al-air-inc-norridge

  • Jen Baron JBaron

    I don't have personal experience, but one of my clients had this system in her two flat and she loved it. It was the only thing that made sense due to no air ducts (boiler heat) and it was far less money than Space Pacs. I do believe she also...

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    I don't have personal experience, but one of my clients had this system in her two flat and she loved it. It was the only thing that made sense due to no air ducts (boiler heat) and it was far less money than Space Pacs. I do believe she also paid around $5000 but she said it was completely worth it. And because it also heats it saved her money on heating in winter. She had 2 units, one in living room and one in her bedroom, so she also saved a ton of money on cooling in warm weather as she could control the rooms that she needed for cooling, so she felt it was worth the expense. The new buyer also loved the system and it was a big selling feather when we sold the 2 flat this Spring. Absolutely call for other quotes but know that this is an outstanding system and as a Realtor I am seeing them more and more and everyone I talk to loves them!

31 hours ago

Eris Brewery & Cider House

Eris Brewery and Cider House, 4020 W. Irving Park,  is now open.  I first announced the plans to develop Chicago’s first cider house...

    Eris Brewery & Cider House
    Eris Brewery and Cider House, 4020 W. Irving Park, is now open. I first announced the plans to develop Chicago's first cider house in December 2014. Their long-awaited opening comes after owners spent over three years transforming a former church into a destination restaurant off the Irving Park Blue Line station.
    http://ward45.org

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6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

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.

4 days ago

Happy Father's Day

To all the men that have tucked their kids in, gave them a hug when they needed it, encouraged them when no one else did, taught them and continue to teach them about life, respect and what it means to have unconditional love.
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!

5 days ago

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

New Zumba Class

Zumba with Eva Zamorano! Every Thursday at 6 p.m. beginning June 28. Dance! Exercise! Fun! The one hour class is $5.

6 days ago

6 days ago

  • Permit issued for signs

    CHANGE COPY ON SIGN FROM BEAULIEU REALTY (100599885) TO "INJURY LAWYERS"

    4205 W. Irving Park Rd. Issued June 13, 2018 Comment

Jun 12

Updated Jun 13

looking for house cleaner when we travel - only for messy cats

does anyone know or have you ever heard of a house cleaner / pet sitter who specializes in daily visits to a house with pets in order to keep it relatively clean? we are looking for someone to take care of our cats' 'business' while we are away. unfortunately, this can often be outside the box or other places out of revolt. we don't need a standard sitter to visit with them (they won't come out) or feed them (they have an auto-feeder); we just need someone to keep the house clean solely of their output.

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

    I know a pro. She works as a groomer and dog walker. Trustworthy, with cats of her own.

  • future alderman future alderman

    sounds like a big job depending how many cats you have and how many places they tend to defile every 24 hours---but i'd be up for it

Jun 13

Jun 13

Jun 06

Updated Jun 12

    Affordable housing in the Far Northwest Side: A tale of two projects
    The economic bustle in and around O'Hare International Airport yields a strong job market for working-class Chicagoans, a market that's only going to get stronger when O'Hare's long-awaited expansion starts. Plenty of mass transit, including the Blue Line and an array of CTA bus routes, connects Far Northwest Side neighborhoods with the rest of the city.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • Weebis Politically Incorrect Thought Criminal

    Anytime. Anyplace. Just for drill.

  • Weebis Politically Incorrect Thought Criminal

    RR, yeah Clarence page is on the fibune' editorial board, and we all know how conservative and right-leaning his is 😛

    The fibune supports open borders and is no friend of the 2nd Amendment. They don't provide descriptions of perps, unless their hand is called by blogs like second city...

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    RR, yeah Clarence page is on the fibune' editorial board, and we all know how conservative and right-leaning his is 😛

    The fibune supports open borders and is no friend of the 2nd Amendment. They don't provide descriptions of perps, unless their hand is called by blogs like second city cop and/or crime in wrigleyville and boys town.

    Every poll done in the last 3 decades have shown the the msm vote 90%+ for the democrats, and have overwhelmingly liberal attitudes on social issues.

    You'd have to go back to the mid-1990's to have a foot to stand on deeming the fibune "conservative," especially their editorial board.

Jun 12

Jun 04

Updated Jun 10

Rooster Crowing

Has anyone else been bothered by the noise of a rooster crowing all day long in the area? I don't know precisely where this rooster is located, but it's pretty much driving me crazy just as would the sound of an incessantly barking dog. I have no problem with people owning roosters or chickens in the city, but there needs to be some consideration for the noise, and I believe there are humane and inexpensive ways to reduce the noise...

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Has anyone else been bothered by the noise of a rooster crowing all day long in the area? I don't know precisely where this rooster is located, but it's pretty much driving me crazy just as would the sound of an incessantly barking dog. I have no problem with people owning roosters or chickens in the city, but there needs to be some consideration for the noise, and I believe there are humane and inexpensive ways to reduce the noise a rooster is able to make.

I don't want to call the police, because they have much more important things to be dealing with than a silly rooster, but has anyone else been bothered by this? I'd be more than happy to help it's owner make a rooster collar for it, if they were willing.

Any advice or guidance for dealing with something like this would be appreciated.

  • So the rooster isnt crowing

    Its screaming for help

  • CL

    I believe the ordinance is that an officer has to witness the noise or you have to collect signatures from three neighbors confirming the nuisance. I can’t imagine getting three signatures would be a problem, I just have no idea what to do with them. I guess take them and file a report with the police?

Jun 10

Lost Dog Portage Park!

Going today June 10th at 4 pm. Brown pit mix. Puppy. Found near central and Byron st. Have dog in my possession. Please message.

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 06

NBTA June 2018 Ride Has Been Re-Scheduled to June 23 at 11 AM #ChiNBT

The North Branch Trail Alliance of Greater Chicago June 9 ride has been rescheduled. All else remains the same (time and starting location):

**Rescheduled**
NBTA Farmers' Market Ride 2018
Saturday, June 23 at 11:00 am
Starting at the Glenview Farmer's Market

More ride information here:
https://mailchi.mp/08aa508cbcab/rescheduled_nbta_june_2018_farmers_market_ride

For those that registered for the ride, we apologize for any inconvenience this change creates to your schedule. We hope you can still join us on June 23! It's going to be fun as we spend our money supporting our local businesses and do our part for neighborhood economic development (while having fun of course!).

Jun 06

Jun 06

Jun 05

Found parakeet

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

Jul 26

Updated Jun 05

Chicago Tribune InsideShopper Paper Unsubscribe

Hey,

I've been getting this newspaper weekly with coupons: "Chicago Tribune InsideShopper". There is number and email on it if I want to cancel it, but when I called the number I got a survey, then it hung up. When I emailed them, it got kicked back. I called Chicago Tribune and someone told me they would stop sending to me, but it's still coming. Any ideas on how to stop this garbage from being left on my property?

Thanks.

  • Bob, most retailers that print ads has them available in-store; if they're not in a rack near the entrance, ask at the service desk.
    *probably more reliable than trying to get on or off the weekly shopper route.

  • Bob

    NW-Sider-Yes, thanks for your replies. Appreciated!

Jun 05

Jun 02

Updated Jun 04

Recommendation for landscaper and plumber

Greetings, neighbors-

In need recommendations on the following two areas:

* Any recommendations in landscaping? Weekly cleanup, mowing, weed removal, etc. I currently have a landscaper and not very satisfy with his work. I have addressed it but has not improved.
* Also, my neighbor and I have a situation were we do not have hot water pressure in the shower. Please provide recommendations for a plumber?

Thank you in advance neighbors!

May 29

Updated Jun 04

    Downtown: Overworked Cops Battling Mag Mile Fights, Mayhem Through Weekend
    It's been a wild holiday weekend in Chicago, especially in River North and the Magnificent Mile. CWBChicago estimates a minimum of 19 arrests between noon on Saturday and 4 p.m. on Sunday related to mob activity, battery, and weapons possession. A number of Mag Mile fight videos from the weekend were sent to CWBChicago.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com
  • krw

    What terrifies me are not things that you can use common sense to protect yourself by, but what you cannot. Middle of the night break ins through AC units assaulting kids in Lincoln park. Assaults in Lakeview at 8:30 pm on a busy Saturday evening, getting robbed in Lakeview at gunpoint between 2 days cares at 2:30 pm in the afternoon. Its by far way worse than normal city life. Horrific.

  • Weebis Politically Incorrect Thought Criminal

    Rufus, Jamal, and their ' play cousin' Pookie are just " funnin' and clownin.'

Jun 04

Chicago's best steak tacos come from wood fires, not the griddle

...version of the bare-bones steak taco, others rank very close, including Chicago Taco Authority (4219 W. Irving Park Road) in Old Irving Park, Tio Luis Tacos (3856 S. Archer Ave.) in Brighton Park and...

This article has 10 other Chicago locations (Show)

...of immediately satisfying offering ($2.75) is what you'll find at Taqueria El Asadero (2213 W. Montrose Ave.), except that it's better than most. Open the door of the Ravenswood shop, and...

...m an even bigger fan of the carne asada taco ($2.89) at L' Patron (3749 W. Fullerton Ave.), mostly because the pieces of charred steak are, um, bigger. Instead of hacking the grilled...

...Chicago Taco Authority (4219 W. Irving Park Road) in Old Irving Park, Tio Luis Tacos (3856 S. Archer Ave.) in Brighton Park and Jarabe Mexican Street Food (2255 W. Taylor St.) in Tri-Taylor...

...Tio Luis Tacos (3856 S. Archer Ave.) in Brighton Park and Jarabe Mexican Street Food (2255 W. Taylor St.) in Tri-Taylor. Though it differs slightly, I also can't deny the allure of...

...I also can't deny the allure of the hulking offering from Taqueria El Milagro (3050 W. 26th St.) in Little Village, which adds rice and beans and a crunchy cabbage slaw. Regardless, if...

That's very close to how you'll find it at Frontera Grill (445 N. Clark St.), minus the flour tortillas. Order the skirt steak al carbon ($16 at lunch), and you...

Mezquite Pollo Express (2809 W. 55th St.) in Gage Park might not sound like the best place to go for grilled beef...

Ixcateco Grill (3402 W. Montrose Ave.) in Albany Park serves carne asada ($20) that also picks up an intoxicatingly smoky aroma...

...be bothered to construct your own tacos, check out the newly opened Octavio Cantina & Kitchen (5310 N. Clark St.). The Andersonville restaurant serves gorgeous grilled arrachera tacos ($11 for two), featuring smoke-kissed skirt...

...tacos or have the kitchen do all the work for you? Check out Canton Regio (1510 W. 18th St.) in Pilsen. Go with the ½ kilo of arrachera ($22.50), and you’ll get over...

    Chicago's best steak tacos come from wood fires, not the griddle
    Chicago's most popular taco filling isn't al pastor, carnitas or barbacoa; it's steak. And why shouldn't it be? As we've confirmed while delving into our city's hefty steak culture, Chicagoans have an unbridled appetite for grilled beef, and the steak taco provides one of the cheapest and most convenient ways to get your fix.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jun 04

kid friendly and free festival in Old Irving park!

Hey parents. Looking for a free event to enjoy with the kiddos this summer? Look no further. Come out and enjoy the LYDIA Hope Fest in the Old Irving Park neighborhood in Chicago.

Jun 02

NBTA Farmers' Market Ride - Saturday, 6/9 #ChiNBT

Greetings My Neighbors!

The North Branch Trail Alliance (NBTA) of Greater Chicago cordially invites you to our June 2018 Farmers' Market Ride. We'll start at the historic Wagner Farm in Glenview @11 AM Saturday, June 9. From there...

**We'll enjoy the tasty treats, snacks and more at two NBTA Business Partners - Glenview Farmer's Market and the Morton Grove Farmer's Market.

**As always, we'll close out our ride with some good fun and good fellowship at another NBTA Business Partner...

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Greetings My Neighbors!

The North Branch Trail Alliance (NBTA) of Greater Chicago cordially invites you to our June 2018 Farmers' Market Ride. We'll start at the historic Wagner Farm in Glenview @11 AM Saturday, June 9. From there...

**We'll enjoy the tasty treats, snacks and more at two NBTA Business Partners - Glenview Farmer's Market and the Morton Grove Farmer's Market.

**As always, we'll close out our ride with some good fun and good fellowship at another NBTA Business Partner - The Garage in wonderful Gladstone Park.

**Bring spending money. We're doing our part for local businesses!

**Register for this FREE ride by going to www.northbranchtrailalliance.com You will be sent official ride news, full line-up, and ride map as the ride approaches.

See you on June 9 at 11 AM at Wagner Farm in Glenview!

More info? Contact us at northbranchtrailalliance@gmail.com

NBTA Mission: Create economic development for all communities along the North Branch Trail
NBTA Purpose: Connect North Branch Trail users to cultural, shopping and dining experiences
NBTA Hashtag: #ChiNBT

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Jun 01

May 31

14 new brunches to brighten your Chicago summer

4240 W. Irving Park Road, 773-943-6200

This article has 14 other Chicago locations (Show)

4767 N. Lincoln Ave., 872-208-7441

1301 N. State Parkway, 312-649-0535

324 W. Chicago Ave., 312-313-7300

180 S. Morgan St., 773-831-9696

225 N. Wabash Ave., 312-236-9300

925 W. Randolph St., 312-690-7295

5419 N. Clark St., 773-796-3777

4739 N. Lincoln Ave., 872-208-6264

150 N. Dearborn St., 312-422-0150

431 N. Wells St., 312-212-5566

222 N. LaSalle St., 312-726-7777

310 N. Green St., 312-809-9551

3157 N. Southport Ave., 773-697-4632

160 E. Pearson St., 312-573-5160

    14 new brunches to brighten your Chicago summer
    Chicago has one of the best restaurant scenes around, and this summer's new brunch offerings really drive that home. These 14 brunches show off the city's diverse options, featuring everything from classic Southern fare to bites inspired by Mexico, Argentina and Italy.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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May 29

Car flips in Old Irving Park rollover crash

...Chicago's Northwest Side.The Chicago Fire Department responded to a two-vehicle crash on West Irving Park Road near North Keeler Avenue in the city's Old Irving Park neighborhood.One person was transported to a hospital...

    Car flips in Old Irving Park rollover crash
    Live Broadcast WATCH NOW BREAKING NEWS CFD diver who died while searching for missing boater ID'd WATCH LIVE BREAKING NEWS CFD diver who died while searching for missing boater ID'd A car flipped onto its hood Tuesday morning during a rollover crash on Chicago's Northwest Side.
    http://abc7chicago.com

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