5 hours ago

Question about possible cougar sighting in Illinois.

If this or any other cougars get spotted again, why will it most likely be shot & killed? How many cougars have already been killed here? Like 3, 4?

Why can't we just (supervise our pets and then) turn a blind eye to it? I'm guessing there are probably even more cougars running around than we even know about. They are just doing their thing and trying to live. Why do we have to kill them?

32 hours ago

Updated 7 hours 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!

  • Best steak burrito in Chicago is La Pasadita on Ashland near Division.
    There are other locations but I don't know if they are all serving the same fare.
    Closest one to you Eric is on Irving a bit west of California.

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    I use mobil on irving pulaski for 6 years 2 different cars. A 2004 and a 2017. Always use the cheapest gas too. No problems.

4 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

    Does Chicago Take Gun Cases Seriously? You Decide.
    A twice-convicted felon was pulled over in Uptown on November 19 after police said he ran several stop signs and evaded their attempts to stop him. Martise Lewis, 29, crashed his car, jumped out and ran away, police said. Officers soon located him and took him into custody.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com
  • C. M. D. Avondale Triangle resident

    The other question would be how to PAY for longer incarceration. Illinois has no money - prisoners need cells, guards, food, prison administration. I’ve worked in a state prison. There’s a lot of money needed to run them. The lack of resources to pay for imprisoning criminals may be a factor in short sentences and I-bonds.

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    "The other question would be how to PAY for longer incarceration."

    By taking away some of the things that cost money those incarcerated have.

3 days ago

Updated 20 hours ago

Where is a consignment store for vintage items?

Hi there, I have a couple of vintage fashion items and am looking for a consignment store. Not a consignment store for modern brand name clothing. Do you know of one?

4 days ago

Updated 47 hours ago

Avondale Residence Break In

At 12:15pm on 1/16/2018 a second floor rear walk up apartment was broken into near Pulaski and Roscoe St.. Suspect broke door window to enter the residence. Burglary was foiled when suspect slipped down the stairs with stolen goods.

2 days ago

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    SELF CERTIFIED PROJECT: REVISION TO PERMIT #100593260 ISSUED ON 02/24/2016. TEAR OFF EXISTING FLAT ROOF STRUCTURE TO EXISTING 2-STORY BRICK/FRAME SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE AND REBUILD NEW ROOF ONLY AT SAME LOCATION PER PLANS. EXISTING USE: SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE. PROPOSED USE: SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE.

    2342 W. Melrose St. Issued January 17, 2018 Comment

2 days ago

Quin Kirchner makes a stunning debut as leader of a dynamic quintet rooted in the grainy soul of post-bop

Fri 1/26, 9:30 PM, Hungry Brain, 2319 W. Belmont, $12

    Quin Kirchner makes a stunning debut as leader of a dynamic quintet rooted in the grainy soul of post-bop
    Drummer Quin Kirchner has quietly made himself an indispensable presence in Chicago's music scene since Hurricane Katrina drove the Oak Park native to return from New Orleans in 2005.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

2 days ago

Drummer Tom Rainey’s trio with guitarist Mary Halvorson and saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock makes improvised music with an uncanny tune-like sensibility

Sat 1/27, 8:30 PM, Constellation, 3111 N. Western, $15, $10 in advance, 18+

    Drummer Tom Rainey's trio with guitarist Mary Halvorson and saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock makes improvised music with an uncanny tune-like sensibility
    I had listened to Hotel Grief (Intakt) several times before I noticed that leader and drummer Tom Rainey, guitarist Mary Halvorson, and saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock were credited for improvising all five pieces when the recording was made live at New York's Cornelia Street Café in April 2014.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

311 request timeframe?

I put in a request 8 days ago for an alley light being out (still marked as open) and a request on 12/25 for an abandoned car, still open. Previously the city wasn't this slow with requests, how has your experience been?

  • Robin, I get a service number for every 311 request. The mystery of "closed" requests where the work has not been performed has not been solved.

    For the uninitiated, yes, get service request numbers. Good advice.

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

    hum - The nice thing about doing it on line is if the request is closed, it can be reopened. Have your neighbors also request

Jan 13

Updated 3 days ago

Selling 2BR Condo, need wood floor type recommendation

We are selling our 2 Bedroom Condo in Lakeview. We plan to take out the existing wood floor in family room and also take out bedroom carpeting. We plan to replace with a new wood floor through out the unit. We plan to buy at Home Depot. What flooring sells the best these days? Looking for a reco to appeal to prospective buyer.

  • Yep depending on the condition, Rebuilding Exchange finds a new home for it in its original form or uses it to make furniture and supply their woodworking classes.

  • Thanks for all of the good info! The old flooring is a laminate wood. And there is a subfloor underneath.

Dec 18

Updated 3 days ago

Free Uhaul Boxes

Approx 50 boxes (most a mix of small and medium boxes) available near School St and Ashland Ave Wens. or Thurs. morning. A handful of mediums brand new and the rest used only once, for our move this month. PM if interested. Will honor FCFS. Happy holidays everyone!

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Does anyone recognize this upstanding citizen?

Multiple armed robberies on the north side. The suspects believe in gender equality as they are mostly targeting women.

http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/crime/police-suspects-target-female-victims-in-north-side-armed-robberies

    Police: Suspects target female victims in North Side armed robberies
    Police are asking for the public's help identifying the suspects in three armed robberies Friday in the Bucktown and East Ukrainian Village neighborhoods on the North Side. The suspects, armed with a semiautomatic handgun, were driving a silver four-door Chevrolet Impala during the robberies, according to Chicago Police.
    http://www.fox32chicago.com
  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    I clearly see the violent offender is wearing a hoody. Should that be taken into consideration?

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

    Presentation, you're right, we don't have the right to determine gender anymore, it could be a woman, it could be a man, it could be gender X

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

    VIDEO: Wicker Park Robbery Video Provides Another Learning Moment
    The latest North Side robbery alert from Chicago Police focuses on three incidents reported Friday in Wicker Park. But everyone can learn by watching surveillance video of one of the hold-ups. One of the best ways to train your gut instinct is to learn how street criminals operate. Around 12:45 p.m.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com
  • This is good advice, because most of us don't notice cars coming and going into alleys. They got a good look at the robber, he's probably a teen from one of the highschools, and I guess one of the teachers or principals will recognize him.

4 days ago

4 days ago

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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

5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

***FOUND*** Small tan male dog- possibly a ch...

***FOUND*** Small tan male dog- possibly a chihuahua mix- found 1/15 early morning around 12am in Lincoln Square on the corner of Lincoln and Montrose in Chicago. Was wandering and looked cold with no owner in sight. Such a sweet boy- ran straight to me when approached. Was shaking and cold, so my husband and I warmed him up and took him to Medvet on Belmont/Clybourn. We live in Aurora so did not want to take him too far away from where we found him. No collar or microchip. He looks well fed and is so friendly, obedient, and sweet- he must have an owner/family out there who is missing him! Medvet will keep him 2-3 days and then he could be sent to Chicago Animal Control. Please contact Medvet @ 3123 N Clybourn (the emergency vet- not the cancer center) 773-281-7110 or reply to this post.

    Laura Miller
    FOUND*** Small tan male dog- possibly a chihuahua mix- found 1/15 early morning around 12am in Lincoln Square on the corner of Lincoln and Montrose in Chicago. Was wandering and looked cold with...
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5 days ago

Nanny Share

Is anyone interested in a nanny share 2-3 days/week starting in March? Or are there any recommendations of where best to find a nanny share? Any help would be much appreciated! Thank you

Jan 03

Updated 6 days ago

    City workers accused of tossing out homeless people's belongings
    CHICAGO -- The City of Chicago is being accused of making a heartless attack on the homeless after a video showed crews clearing out a homeless camp along the Kennedy Expressway in the Avondale neighborhood.
    http://wgntv.com
  • LarryB, have you loaned some DACA kids money? If not,why would you be getting money from them?

  • Chi tech I agree with you. The city has money to throw at medians down the middle of the streets that cause tens of thousands to install and then millions to maintain. These are tax dollars that could go to helping these folks. Mute you too have a great point....

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    Chi tech I agree with you. The city has money to throw at medians down the middle of the streets that cause tens of thousands to install and then millions to maintain. These are tax dollars that could go to helping these folks. Mute you too have a great point. Why should anyone walking in the evening, commuters walking to the train have to endure the garbage, the stench, accidentally walking past one while he is urinating? This isn't right either. Many are addicts and that's not okay. They got kicked out of their parents house, friends house, relatives house and now this is the "rock bottom" so does that mean we all need to embrace it?! What about those that are getting help like my son who could have been in this situation. He did 30 days twice at Rosecrans and has been clean for 4 years. The mentally ill I could see having the most compassion for. As for all of the rest no because there are places to get help. I've even given the info on this site and I bet it was never even tapped into. In the meantime I'll keep giving to the ones that I know won't ever be able to get a job because they're so old and so battered that no one would even consider them. As for the young ones with the tats and the ones that are drunk or high throwing their beer cans and bottles on the ground all while begging for more money, they get nothin' including my sympathy.

Jan 14

Jan 09

Updated Jan 13

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 11

Updated Jan 12

Gunfire in AVONDALE?

Has anyone else heard sporadic gunfire at night in the Avondale area? More so between Belmont and Addison.

  • Alex Lifelong Northwest Side Resident

    Didn't hear anything, but defenitly interested to see if anyone else did. Espeically in light of the murder at Cornelia and Pulaski on New Years, which if anyone has additional details, I would appreciate if it was shared. Getting worried about the area...

    https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/police-man-shot-to-death-in-avondale-is-2018s-first-reported-homicide/

  • Yes? I keep hoping its fireworks but I wasnt sure. It was Wed night.

  • JHa, can you be more specific in your question regarding the area between Belmont and Addison? You need to give us the cross streets! I'm assuming you are talking about the Avondale neighborhood.. The Avondale neighborhood recently expanded in size (See the map of it on your right side) and...

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    JHa, can you be more specific in your question regarding the area between Belmont and Addison? You need to give us the cross streets! I'm assuming you are talking about the Avondale neighborhood.. The Avondale neighborhood recently expanded in size (See the map of it on your right side) and some parts of it start at the Chicago river near California Ave and go West to Pulaski Rd and another part of that neighborhood starts near Western Ave and goes West to Pulaski Rd. You didn't mention how far East to West on Belmont nor on Addison St.So, how can we really help you out?

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 09

Updated Jan 11

iPhone found

My daughter found a silver iPhone6 near the corner of Whipple and George January 8th.
If it's yours, please contact her at JuliusAndFriends@Yahoo.com.

    Yahoo
    News, email and search are just the beginning. Discover more every day. Find your yodel.
    https://www.yahoo.com
  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    The name of the carrier should be on the phone; the carrier is the best way to reunite the phone with owner

  • LjM

    I found a cell last month and got it back to a friend of the owner. Here are some suggestions:
    1. Bring/call the phone carrier
    2. When someone calls that phone, answer it. As long as the caller is not a solicitor ask who the owner may be & explain...

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    I found a cell last month and got it back to a friend of the owner. Here are some suggestions:
    1. Bring/call the phone carrier
    2. When someone calls that phone, answer it. As long as the caller is not a solicitor ask who the owner may be & explain the found phone circumstances. I'm sure that phone & owner can be reunited. Remember, safety first, so if you need to meetup with someone, make sure you for so at a common area - like at a police department or fire station, etc.

Jan 05

Updated Jan 10

This is just to say...

A big finger in the air to whomever decided to call my car in as "abandoned." Moved it for street cleaning a month ago and noticed a flat. Was looking to sell to a scrapper or donate once I had the chance to put the spare on but things tend to get busy around the holidays. Since the tow notice came while I was out of town, I'm looking at fees of over $500 when the car is worth less...

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A big finger in the air to whomever decided to call my car in as "abandoned." Moved it for street cleaning a month ago and noticed a flat. Was looking to sell to a scrapper or donate once I had the chance to put the spare on but things tend to get busy around the holidays. Since the tow notice came while I was out of town, I'm looking at fees of over $500 when the car is worth less than $200 and additional towing fees to get it out of the pound.

The sad part is that cars don't get towed for being abandoned unless someone calls it in as being in the same spot for over 7 days. That means one of my neighbors took the time to file a complaint with the city about it. That's some sadistic behavior to free up one additional parking spot. It's winter in Chicago! Do you really think anyone has the time, money, or energy to deal with the auto pound right now?

If, by any chance, you're reading this, I hope you think about how your choices affect others next time you decide to file a complaint like this. We all share the same space. If it bothers you that a car is parked in the same spot for a few days, leave a gd note like a decent human being.

  • kegdepot Belmont TV Fan

    @Botkin. hahahahaha! I feel like we should be able to get a satellite image time lapse where you watch the neighborhood build up around that car.

  • LarryB Dog owner / wine sipper

    If I may mention my AAA experiences....I do multistate travel and have had towing performed for over 150 miles several times (MI to IL, etc). Never a prob. Just sayin'

Nov 15

Updated Jan 10

Neighborly Litigation (Chadha v. NPES)

Many on this forum talk about litigating, be it for some unneighborly thing or other. Well, here is your chance to read the behind the scenes workings of the Chicago Way in its entirety (link below - get some popcorn and settle in) and VOTE.

This is the culmination of 7 years of attorney fees and a waste of our taxpayer-funded court's time/resources, in my opinion, of course.

Link: https://chadhavnpes.weebly.com/appeal-brief.html

    Appeal Brief
    CHADHA VS. NORTH PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (CHICAGO)
    https://chadhavnpes.weebly.com
  • Update: Chadha: 95; NPES: 84; Deadlocked: 33

  • Update: Chadha 129; NPES: 106; Deadlocked: 41 - And our "Progressive" Alderman of the 47th Ward had no qualms about being honored recently by the school that engaged in this.

Jan 07

Updated Jan 09

CRIME

DEAR ALL:
We have a situation. I have been specifically targeted for vandalism and it concerns me that it is related to the muggings of November 8th.
On January 4th at 9:52pm a car drove up and parked across the street from our house on Clarendon (exactly where the mugging and beating took place on November 8th). At 9:54:50pm a young man gets out of his car and walks down our street, at 9:55:45pm he returns to his car, at...

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DEAR ALL:
We have a situation. I have been specifically targeted for vandalism and it concerns me that it is related to the muggings of November 8th.
On January 4th at 9:52pm a car drove up and parked across the street from our house on Clarendon (exactly where the mugging and beating took place on November 8th). At 9:54:50pm a young man gets out of his car and walks down our street, at 9:55:45pm he returns to his car, at 9:57:02pm he gets back out of his car, heads straight to my classic 1997 Camaro parked in front of my house on Hutchinson, pulls out a large knife tool, and destroys the passenger side of my Camaro. I have it all on tape but unfortunately he was well covered with hoodie including his face, and the cameras could not pick up the license plate number.
I have a strong suspicion that this is in retaliation from my involvement of the muggings.
I am in contact with the lead detective on the muggings case to see how to proceed.
Let's keep an eye out please.

  • Brian..its actually 60660Gal.
    Not 60657..but its okay..you can call me 606!

  • George F in Ravenswood displaced New Yorker

    No problem Mute. Knowledge is power, and forewarned is forearmed, and any other cliches that apply. BTW I consider something that is still cool after twenty years, and stands the test of time, a classic. Except maybe a Yugo.

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

Free mvmt shop opens in Old Dry Cleaner on Southport and Waveland

Free mvmt shop opens today at 3649 Southport, across from Jewel Osco. Free mvmt shop is a movement--based fitness pop-up. They will be in the neighborhood until May 1st offfering classes in cardio-dance, animal movement, shadowboxing, yoga, pilates, and conditioning for all skill and experience levels. They support a Different local Nonprofit each month with a percent of sales. Definitely an exciting addition to the Southport Corridor.

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 07

Updated Jan 08

Cleaning service

In search of a cleaning service fir an
air BNB

  • d3 NOH

    Did the city approve your license even without you living there? Did you have to appeal ?

  • D3 if you have any questions call Kirk at (224) 805-7412. SMA mechanical is a legitimate company. That is if you are referring to my comment about work that Rose Lloyd posted about.

Jan 08

Updated Jan 08

Neighbors, where can I get a zipper Pull (zipper mend) really quick

I have 24 hours to get a zipper pull. Where should I go, thanks. I looked online but would have to order it.

Jan 08

Chicago reedist Ken Vandermark, Norwegian drummer Paal Nilssen-Love, and members of the Ex make their Chicago debut as Hassles

Sun 1/14, 9 PM, Hungry Brain, 2319 W. Belmont, $10 suggested donation

    Chicago reedist Ken Vandermark, Norwegian drummer Paal Nilssen-Love, and members of the Ex make their Chicago debut as Hassles
    It's never been a secret that Chicago free-jazz reedist Ken Vandermark is inspired by punk rock; it's obvious in the the raw directness of his performance and the pile-driver energy of his playing.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

Oct 24

Updated Jan 08

Street cleaning

Has anyone else experienced inconsistent street cleaning notifications? I left this morning and didn't notice any signage for street cleaning. Came back around 10:30 am to find the DSS employee posting signs for Wednesday. Tuesday signs were also posted. The employee said they were put up yesterday. I could be wrong, but I do walk by every day and have no recollection of signs being posted before late this morning. Has anyone else had this issue?

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.

Jan 05

Kikko needs a home

A month ago someone posted about the loss of their dog. I think a Pittie. This beautiful girl needs a loving Home and I thought of you. I am not a techie so I don’t know how to find your post and I have no idea how to add the Facebook post so I just took pictures and attached them. This was shared with Paw’s volunteers and I’m a volunteer. Thanks

Jan 05

A dynamic octet puts a propulsive spin on the music of the idiosyncratic street musician Moondog

Fri 1/12, 8:30 PM, Hungry Brain, 2319 W. Belmont, $10

    A dynamic octet puts a propulsive spin on the music of the idiosyncratic street musician Moondog
    Plenty of ensembles in jazz and new-music circles have put their spin on the idiosyncratic compositions of the blind New York composer Louis Hardin, aka Moondog, who died in Germany in 1999. Self-taught and usually homeless, he was derisively known as the Viking of Sixth Avenue for the eccentric headdress and spear he sported.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

Jan 05

Two improvised saxophone-drum duos show that age is nothing but a number on the Chicago jazz scene

Fri 1/12, 8:30 PM, Constellation, 3111 N. Western, $10, 18+

    Two improvised saxophone-drum duos show that age is nothing but a number on the Chicago jazz scene
    These two sax-percussion duos represent several generations in Chicago improvised music-saxophonist Gerrit Hatcher is 26, while drummer Steve Hunt is 63-but all the musicians share an exploratory curiosity, and both pairs engage in fascinating modes of communication.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

Jan 02

Updated Jan 05

Water pipes frozen

Anyone else around the Diversey and Kedzie area experiencing no water in their homes today?

  • Faucets dont need to run, just trickle

    The cost for the small amount of water is negligible.

    Broken pipes are more expensive

  • Not when we have a run of really cold weather. Mine froze a few years ago even though I had the water running a trickle. Fortunately, the pipes didn't burst and they thawed out when the weather warmed up.

    The city replaced my meter and my bill went ftom $8...

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    Not when we have a run of really cold weather. Mine froze a few years ago even though I had the water running a trickle. Fortunately, the pipes didn't burst and they thawed out when the weather warmed up.

    The city replaced my meter and my bill went ftom $8 a month to $120. I hadn't increased my usage, and the city wouldn't do anything unless I had a plumber certify that there weren't any leaks. I wasn't living there, and they wouldn't turn the water off, so I had someone do it and sold the place. The new owners bought it as an investment, I doubt that they turned it back on.

Jan 04

Catalyst Movmnt showcases the experiences of black womyn through dances of their own making

Lather. Rinse. Repeat. | Fall. Climb. Release. Fri 1/5-Sat 1/6, 7 PM, Links Hall at Constellation, 3111 N. Western, 73-281-0824, linkshall.org, $10-$12.

    Catalyst Movmnt showcases the experiences of black womyn through dances of their own making
    click to enlarge As the recent Alabama Senate election showed, the strength of black women is both underestimated and impossible to ignore.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

Nov 20 2014

Updated Jan 04

Bridge

I unfortunately am one of those homeless people who live under that bridge. I mean no harm to anyone especially the people who reside there on Kedzie and on sawyer. I would like to tell anyone who is interested that we do not want to be there anymore that you want us there. We mean no harm and we try to respect the community and all the people who pass through on a daily basis. Don't be scared of us....

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I unfortunately am one of those homeless people who live under that bridge. I mean no harm to anyone especially the people who reside there on Kedzie and on sawyer. I would like to tell anyone who is interested that we do not want to be there anymore that you want us there. We mean no harm and we try to respect the community and all the people who pass through on a daily basis. Don't be scared of us. Try to keep an open mind. Notice that when you do pass through that we try very hard to keep it as clean as we can, we usually don't speak unless spoken to, and we never ask for anything. Some of deal with mental illness others have drug and alcohol problems but there are some of us who are very down on our luck with no family or place to go. If anyone would just reach out and ask they would know that we are harmless and we are just as afraid as you are remember we are there all night. We are alone we are treated as if we are not human and sometimes invisible as if this is what we really want sometimes people think the answer is as simple as getting a job which is a real challenge when you cannot keep your hygiene up, get proper rest and have no way to get back and forth imagine how frightening it is to go out all day and look for a job come back and find that the little bit you own has been discarded by the city. For just a minute put yourself in our shoes and maybe do for us what you would want someone to do for you if you were in our position. It absolutely is not as easy as it sounds.

Oct 16 2012

Updated Jan 04

Illinois Police Department call scam (?)

Has anyone recieved any calls from the Illinois Police Department asking for donations. At least once a year I receive a call from people claiming to be from the Illinois Police Department, in the calls they either ask for a donation to help fallen officers or in one call that I recieved recently, the person tried to sell me energy efficiency light bulbs (being that the proceeds benefit families of) As a senior citizen, I have always been aware of scams and have often wondered if this is such.

  • Always look up the Form 990 for not for profit charities. It is filed w/ the Secretary of State.

    The Illinois Police Association ends up giving less than 10% of money raised to police charities on a yearly basis.

    The also have high complaints with consumer groups about not removing phone numbers of those who request being removed.

  • nancy and d3. excellent suggestion. asking simply and politely for that org status can probably tell you all you need to know.

Jan 02

Updated Jan 03

LOST DOG!

Please help find Emmylou!! Lost near 3100 N Harding on 1/2/18, Milwaukee and Belmont area. She's a small black and white, spayed boston/beagle mix. Very sweet but skiddish.
Please pass this on!!
please call 773-544-9404 if seen.

  • Thanks for letting us know she's safely home. Always appreciate knowing a lost pet is found and home again.

    You can't delete the post, but that's better, because those who saw it and are keeping an eye out for this pup will be glad to know she's okay, and to stop looking.

  • posting how pet was found is always a nice thing too -- let's people know what works, and helps the next person in your situation.

Dec 31

Updated Jan 02

Witness a hit and run at 3818 N. Kimball Avenue at 11:00am on 12/28/17?

Hello. Did anyone witness a car crash at 3818 N. Kimball Avenue at 11:00am on 12/28/17? My car was parked there and there was a hit and run. I obtained the police report and that report states that a witness saw a black Mercedes driven by older man hit two cars (including mine) and drive off. Security footage would also be great, of course.

  • Chris H Kimball Ave Homeowner

    Thank you very much for the response. I appreciate it. Does 11:00am sound right for the time of the crash?

  • MetroCyclist Food Crazy 9YR Inde Park/Albany Park Resident.

    Yes 11 am, that sounds about right.

Jan 01

Updated Jan 01

Lakeview -- are the stores open New Years day?

Hi everybody, I wasn't paying attention. Are Whole Foods, Jewel Walmart and other stores open today?

  • Check out websites. Almost all list their store hours on the holidays.

  • Yes...but you have to scour for the locations and there are varying hours with many; like Whole Paycheck (oops...Whole Foods). S0, I figure, just call the location.

Jan 01

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