23 hours ago

Updated 19 min ago

Roof Sealing Recommendation

Hi neighbors - I'm looking to seal the roof of my four-story condo building and wondering if anyone has had a good experience with any particular company? Also, I'd love to know general cost for sealing - I'm looking to have approx. 1,500 SF of roof sealed. Any and all input would be greatly appreciated!!

  • Eric Pepeson NW sider, modern conservative

    I'm looking for border sealer, about 1954 miles of it!

  • Thanks Eric - solely looking for roof sealing recommendations. If I wanted conservative commentary, I'd just find the nearest Klan meeting.

23 hours ago

Updated 28 min ago

Gang Tag?

Found this tag on my entry vestibule this morning. Any idea what it means? This is in bucktown on damen near 606.

17 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Garbage Garbage Garbage!

Why are the streets of the 1st Ward constantly lined with garbage?! This is an ongoing problem that seems to have no initiative in place to care for the situation. It seems to be especially bad in the triangle of Milwaukee, California and Armitage. Businesses and restaurants do little to,keep the sidewalk and street in front of them clean. The Chase School property is often a garbage dump and Point St and Francis Place which border the school are littered...

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Why are the streets of the 1st Ward constantly lined with garbage?! This is an ongoing problem that seems to have no initiative in place to care for the situation. It seems to be especially bad in the triangle of Milwaukee, California and Armitage. Businesses and restaurants do little to,keep the sidewalk and street in front of them clean. The Chase School property is often a garbage dump and Point St and Francis Place which border the school are littered most of the time. This is appalling and unacceptable as littering is preventable and clean up can be successful with a cooperative effort. We live here and are all invested in a healthy, clean and safe environment. It is time that this issue is tackled! Clean up!

  • My building in that triangle has a private service for trash removal and they don’t allow you to throw out large items, like furniture. Due to the lack of alleys I’m guessing other buildings have private, and more restrictive, trash removal services as well

  • I have had luck emailing the alderman's office and requesting that a certain area or alley be cleaned up. Sometimes, the system works.

4 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Dunlays Old Space

Anyone know what's going in here? It's been papered over for a few weeks but noticed permits were up today.

2 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Missing Cat

Our cat Shorts went missing on 6/19/18. He is a very nervous cat, and does not have a collar. We rescued him 4 years ago. I am not sure how he got out, if you see him please let me know. Thank you so much!

  • ask those people if you can set the trap in their yard - or you can try by your house.....you have to check if all the time - - you might catch other animals too - - good luck - hope he comes home soon.

  • call his name when you get close to where you think he is....and meow like a cat - he might come to you

27 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Lost Cat

Our cat, Sas, has been missing since late Tuesday night. She is light grey and not wearing her collar. Please text 773-220-2450 if you see her. She will usually come to people if approached gently.

  • JS

    Thanks for the info. That is very helpful. Didn't mean to be so hard on you. Good luck.

  • Crystal Renée Drake Art Therapist

    I’m so sorry! I just lost my first cat too- it’s the worst feeling. Some tips that have worked for me:
    - make flyers with his picture and your contact info and hang them all over
    - look at night when it’s dark and quiet, alleys are usually where I...

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    I’m so sorry! I just lost my first cat too- it’s the worst feeling. Some tips that have worked for me:
    - make flyers with his picture and your contact info and hang them all over
    - look at night when it’s dark and quiet, alleys are usually where I see cats
    - keep the litter box outside, apparently they can smell it from far away
    -put out food and water and something that smells like you and maybe a toy they liked
    - they usually don’t go far, ask your neighbors if they’ve seen them
    - post on Facebook groups-there is a group for Avondale, Craig’s List, etc. there is an app called Next Door that is helpful
    - Treehouse cat rescue will let you borrow a trap for free! And they’ll give you support and advice for finding your cat! They are really nice.
    - I walk around at night, I saw my cat last night I’m the alley by our house but he ran away and hid really good when I went to him. If your cat is nervous it’s hard- but don’t give up!
    I hope you find your cat!
    I’ll be on the lookout!

3 hours ago

A primer on Cook County, IL gang signs/symbols.

Taken from a different thread and reposted because of it's informative value.

Credit to Jerry Cargill.

https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-gang-signs-colors-hand-gestures.html

    Gangs: Symbols, Colors & Hand Signs
    How Chi's gangs communicate, from the Insane Disciples to the Mickey Cobras.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

10 hours ago

2 days ago

Updated 16 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!

4 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

2 hispanic males with gun

Today at around 630am at Belmont and Kimball I witnessed 2 shirtless hispanic males walking south on Kimball and one of them was trying to hide a gun in front of his pants. I called 911 to report them. Hopefully police responded right away and took these 2 punks off the street.

  • Gil Jimenez Private Investigator; IL concealed carry trainer

    BTW - Juan, don't misunderstand.

    I do think that MOST people, myself included, would do the same as you described in your original post. That's not my issue.

    My main issue is - putting aside all other arguments RE constitutionality, natural rights, etc. - is how some people manage to...

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    BTW - Juan, don't misunderstand.

    I do think that MOST people, myself included, would do the same as you described in your original post. That's not my issue.

    My main issue is - putting aside all other arguments RE constitutionality, natural rights, etc. - is how some people manage to fixate on the firearm and do not direct an equivalent degree of ire at the person misusing that firearm.

    No, it's 100% true. If you have a millennium to spare do a search on EB on the topic.

    If 1 out of 1,000 posts or responses were about the attacker/killer then I will give you one of my excellent cigars.

    I believe the crux of that mindset is that the anti-gunners aren't disclosing that what they hate more than the guns, is the killing. What they really want is to stop the killing. There are uncounted numbers of anti-gunners who are simply putative pacifists in that regard.

    After eons of trying they have not been able to achieve that. Most of them would have to know that this just can't ever happen. The earth won't exist long enough to see a substantial change in human nature so as to make that time of tranquility possible.

    So, unable to get what they want by asking people to be nicer to each other they turn their attention to the instrumentality of their displeasure ... the weapon used.

    But as I've said before, what, 350,000,000 firearms? Billions of rounds of ammunition.

    If anti-gunners really do want to stop the shootings then they have to demand that the shooters - the individuals - doing the shooting be stopped and judicially processed.

    And their demands need to be louder than their "anti-thing" crusade.

    In the meantime, the anti-thing argument is just so played out folks. C'mon ... let's go after something that we CAN achieve. Criminal justice.

    Stopping criminal individuals. Can we not agree that this should be our No. 1 priority?

  • Juan, don't unsubscribe just yet. With an open mind, read Gil's post. He is being the voice of reason. He is sincerely appealing for to you to think this through. The problem of "gun violence" and gun crime will not be resolved through EB gun control debates. What Gil has to say makes perfectly good sense if only you are willing to be receptive to his message.

19 hours ago

Spray pool at Unity Park set to open Saturday

School is out so outdoor pools and water features in our parks will finally open.
At Unity Park, 2636 N Kimball, rest rooms will also open but only during spray pool hours.

Jun 06

Updated 20 hours ago

Ginger/Orange Tabby escaped

My 2 year old ginger cat got out last night from Cornelia and Ridgeway. His name is Bernie. He is chipped and has a collar and tag but I think he will be too afraid to let anyone come near him to be able to read the rag. When he got out before I had trouble catching him as he was so nervous. Please let me know if you spot him so I can try looking where he was last seen.
Thanks!

  • I thought I should post a quick update on Bernie. He is still on the loose and proving a real challenge to capture. We think he may be on Eddy between Hamlin & Springfield. We have cameras set up after a few sightings and are trying to trap him but...

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    I thought I should post a quick update on Bernie. He is still on the loose and proving a real challenge to capture. We think he may be on Eddy between Hamlin & Springfield. We have cameras set up after a few sightings and are trying to trap him but there are several neighborhood cats who are getting caught instead and probably scaring Bernie away. The weather isn't helping either. We're still hopeful we can eventually get him home I just wanted to thank everyone who has called and been on the lookout for him.

  • Just keep trying to trap him. When I was trapping my cat I caught another cat, I released him and the second time the trap went off I had caught her. Also before I set the trap I put food and water out. She did come home to eat but as soon as she saw me ran. Good luck. Hope you find him soon.

21 hours ago

Mom N Tot Program

St. Sylvester School would like to invite you all to our Mom n' Tot program.
Mom and tot program is a dynamic and fun program designed to stimulate each area of development in babies and toddlers through activity games: cognitive, language, motor skills and socio-emotional.
The toddlers will join in for fun interactive sessions on music, foreign language, fitness, storytelling and more! This is a fully packed program for moms with busy toddlers on the move!

Mom n' Tot classes offer an excellent opportunity to interact with other new moms and babies.

Please RSVP with the link below to save a spot for Mom N' Tot.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScoZiNvlB6ARbhzhQb45OICk95O3H_gaCFyBj6ieNFHtV4Ezg/viewform

    St. Sylvester Mom n' Tot
    Mom n' tot program is a dynamic and fun program designed to stimulate each area of development in babies and toddlers through activity games: cognitive, language, motor skills and socio-emotional. The activities of Mom n' tot program are age-appropriate to support your child's growth at his or her own individual pace.
    http://docs.google.com

Dec 16 2016

Updated 21 hours ago

Logan Square Moms Group? ho

I am a first time mom and off from work until February. While I love being home with our daughter, its tough to be cooped up all day and without social interaction while my husband works late. It would also just be nice to meet other moms/parents in the neighborhood. Is anyone aware of any moms groups in the area? Or any parents feeling the same way and want to meet/interact with others in the same boat? Our little one just turned two months old.

  • IG

    Hi Ladies...while this post is from several months ago, wondering if anyone is still interested in connecting and/or meeting for playdates and adult time. I am a working, new mom of a 4-month old boy and would love to meet other moms in the neighborhood.

  • St. Sylvester School a dynamic community of faith, academic excellence

    St. Sylvester School would like to invite you all to our Mom n' Tot program.
    Mom and tot program is a dynamic and fun program designed to stimulate each area of development in babies and toddlers through activity games: cognitive, language, motor skills and socio-emotional.
    The toddlers will join in...

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    St. Sylvester School would like to invite you all to our Mom n' Tot program.
    Mom and tot program is a dynamic and fun program designed to stimulate each area of development in babies and toddlers through activity games: cognitive, language, motor skills and socio-emotional.
    The toddlers will join in for fun interactive sessions on music, foreign language, fitness, storytelling and more! This is a fully packed program for moms with busy toddlers on the move!

    Mom n' Tot classes offer an excellent opportunity to interact with other new moms and babies.

    Please RSVP with the link below to save a spot for Mom N' Tot.

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScoZiNvlB6ARbhzhQb45OICk95O3H_gaCFyBj6ieNFHtV4Ezg/viewform

21 hours ago

ST. Sylvester Mom N' Tot Program

St. Sylvester School would like to invite you all to our Mom n' Tot program.
Mom and tot program is a dynamic and fun program designed to stimulate each area of development in babies and toddlers through activity games: cognitive, language, motor skills and socio-emotional.
The toddlers will join in for fun interactive sessions on music, foreign language, fitness, storytelling and more! This is a fully packed program for moms with busy toddlers on the move!

Mom n' Tot classes offer an excellent opportunity to interact with other new moms and babies.

Please RSVP with the link below to save a spot for Mom N' Tot.

39 hours ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Is this your cat?

Hello! This cat has been hanging out around my home the past few nights! It is an extremely friendly orange tabby with green eyes, pink nose, and white belly and paws. Please let me know if this is your cat! Occasionally he or she responds to Daniel Day Lewis.

  • Thank you for sharing and helping find us Bernie! I don't think this is him but I will stop by to check when Rachel sees him there again. We think Bernie is hiding out on Eddy between Hamlin and Springfield but we are having a really hard time tracking him...

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    Thank you for sharing and helping find us Bernie! I don't think this is him but I will stop by to check when Rachel sees him there again. We think Bernie is hiding out on Eddy between Hamlin and Springfield but we are having a really hard time tracking him down as there are several wild gardens for him to hide in and the weather has been so uncooperative. We caught a cat on a camera that we set up that looks a lot like him. Still hopeful we can get him home!

  • it could be a skinnier Bernie, but too hard to tell from the photos. good luck and let us know....

2 days ago

Updated 26 hours ago

Selling a Mirror

Have a mirror that I bought a year ago from a furniture store in Andersonville. It is in great condition, solid wood, 42x42 inches. Looking to sell for $50.

Can deliver, please message me if interested.

37 hours ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Power outage

Our power went out about 10 minutes ago. We are near Central Park and Diversey.

From Comed:

Outage Status:As of 10:31 PM on 6/20/2018 we indicate that 1413 customer(s) are affected by a power outage in your area. The cause of your outage is under investigation. We apologize for any inconvenience it may have caused you. A crew has been sent to investigate your outage. The preliminary restore time is 12:30 AM on 6/21/2018.

  • Thank you! I'm at Hamlin and Wrightwood and my friend is at Harding and Schubert and we are both affected also.

  • About 1 a.m. Com Ed was working in the alley between Harding and Pulaski near Cornelia. Power came back on around 1:45.

  • I'm at Kimball & Drummond, it was only out for a few minutes. Pretty freaky & REALLY dark!

4 days ago

Updated 30 hours ago

ATM Skimmer scams run rampant - even at bank ATMs

Word to the wise: No matter where the card reader is located - banks, stores, gas station pumps - ALWAYS yank on it before inserting your cards.

This story is about Lakeview, but it could just as easily be about Logan Square or anywhere.

http://www.cwbchicago.com/2018/06/another-atm-skimmer-found-in-lakeview.html

    Another ATM Skimmer Found In Lakeview; At Least A Dozen Devices Recovered On North Side Since May 1
    Chicago cops recovered another ATM skimming device in Lakeview on Sunday afternoon. It's the second data-sucking contraption found on cash machines in the area since May 29. At least a dozen ATM skimmers have been found on the North Side since May 1st, according to police data.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com
  • had my pin number stole from bmo harris logan square location st patty’s day weekend. the manager told me they check for skimmers each day but not sundays since they are closed , so after 1 saturday into sunday is when they will try to place them on the bank atms.

  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    Thanks Gil.A few years ago when that was an issue with Aldi Stores,my wife's card was victimized. The theives were in California and the only way we were made aware of it is when our bank called our home and spoke with my wife to ask her if she was...

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    Thanks Gil.A few years ago when that was an issue with Aldi Stores,my wife's card was victimized. The theives were in California and the only way we were made aware of it is when our bank called our home and spoke with my wife to ask her if she was in California recently.Naturally my wife said no and our bank had to clear our account of a purchase of over four hundred dollars in clothing plus a sixty dollar fill up of gas .We are grateful to our bank every day for their diligence on this.Needless to say whenever we shop Aldi it's cash only fo us.

33 hours ago

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REPAIR MASONRY WALLS $ LINTELS, EAST SIDE (2) 10'-2" AND (2) 9'-0" LONG, SOUTH SIDE (5) 9'-0" LONG (2) 6'-2" LONG (2) 4'-0" LONG (8) 3'-6" LONG (3) 2'-8" LONG (2) 3'-0" LONG (2) 2'-0" LONG WITH TUCKPOINTING SAME AS EXISTING.

    3062 N. Davlin Ct. Issued June 18, 2018 Comment

34 hours ago

Jun 11

Updated 36 hours ago

HVAC contractor

Hello all,

Am looking for a reliable contractor to work on the a/c units in a two-flat. We have two a/c units and two high-efficiency furnaces; one contractor is telling us everything needs to be replaced but we are seeking other bids. If you've had a good experience with an HVAC contractor, any suggestions are welcome.

Thanks--

Jeff

  • Iain McFarlin Neighborhood bar manager

    I've had my best experiences with Freedom Heating & Cooling. They've worked with me on a few things.

    1.847.288.1788 ask for Pete.

  • Javy Humboldt Park- 1962

    Comfort zone hvac

    847-965-5122

    Family friend and had owned his own business for over 30 years. Very competitive pricing and work is top notch and would recommended to anyone

3 days ago

Updated 37 hours ago

Diagonal white lines on side of road? Am I allowed to park here?

Please see the attached picture. I don't think i've ever seen these road markings in the city before. What do these diagonal white lines mean? There were a few separated ones near the curb (this is the closest space to the intersection) I did not see any tow zone signs or yellow marked curb or anything else to indicate it is not a valid area for parking. I could not really find any information about these markings except for that they are sometimes used near handicap parking, however I did not see any handicap parking signs on the street either. Anyone have any idea?

  • Marcelino G New 31st Ward Resident

    Can’t say for sure but it may be a right turn lane next to a bike lane. Only JD knows exact location. Maybe he can give us that to help.

  • I think the meaning of small hash marks (as opposed to parking spaces) on the pavement is to indicate a "no drive / no park" zone. I see them between the driving lanes and the bike lane, on clybourn, for instance. I also see them at intersections where they seem to want to keep people from parking/driving between the stop sign and the parking lane -- , perhaps leaving it open as a site line?

3 days ago

Updated 37 hours ago

Found a dog

We found this dog running on the street just north of Kedzie and Palmer. Corralled him an tied him in our yard so he wouldn't get hit by a car. Has a blue collar but no tags. Looks like a male pit mix, really friendly.
Please let us know if you recognize him or he is yours! You can call 847-204-0534

  • Was the owner ever located? If it's chipped, any vet could scan it for the owners information

  • The dog was picked up by MCP rescue and taken to a vet to be scanned. No chip unfortunately. He’s gonna remain with them and the contact person is Samantha and the number is 847-902-4355

45 hours ago

    Burglar targets Mexican restaurants on NW Side
    Police are investigating nine burglaries this month at Mexican restaurants across Chicago's Northwest Side. In each instance, someone has gained entry to a restaurant by breaking the window of the front door and stealing cash from within, according to a business alert from Chicago Police.
    http://www.fox32chicago.com

2 days ago

Updated 46 hours ago

Water main replacement

Has anyone replaced their ancient lead water main under concrete using a trenchless/directional drilling method? I have a new box/meter in the front and need about 35' feet of new copper line laid under concrete. I got three quotes and they are all about $9000. Does that seem the going rate?

2 days ago

Updated 47 hours ago

Swastikas at Kilbourn Park

Hello,

It deeply saddens to me to notify everyone that on Sunday June 17 a number of swastika, white nationalist, anti refugee, and generally hateful stickers with razor blades hidden underneath were found at and around Kilbourn Park.

Majority of these were removed by community members and myself in the presence of police officers. Over TEN razor blades were located under the stickers, so that should anyone attempt to remove these stickers, the potential for harm was present. These were...

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Hello,

It deeply saddens to me to notify everyone that on Sunday June 17 a number of swastika, white nationalist, anti refugee, and generally hateful stickers with razor blades hidden underneath were found at and around Kilbourn Park.

Majority of these were removed by community members and myself in the presence of police officers. Over TEN razor blades were located under the stickers, so that should anyone attempt to remove these stickers, the potential for harm was present. These were within the playground perimeter as well.

Police have asked that if more stickers of this nature are found to please call Area North headquarters at (312) 744-8263 with the location of the stickers and state that you are calling to report more stickers of a hateful nature to add to the already existing report from Kilbourn park on 6/17/18.

At this time they requested that they not be removed so that an officer may come evidence the sticker and potentially collect prints.

Currently, there are still stickers within the park that have not been removed and I intend to call the authorities today to inquire why they have not been taken down. Additionally, municipal stop signs at Kenneth and Roscoe still have stickers as well as a pedestrian yield sign at 3342 Kostner.

Thank you for your attention and awareness of this event.

Jun 15

Updated 2 days ago

Cats Outside?

What is the policy on housecats being allowed loose outdoors? I frequently see one leaving an apartment near my house and it has been “aggressive-defensive” to my dog. Tonight was the most concerning because it sliced at my dogs face unexpectedly from underneath a car.

I dont know exactly know which apartment it comes from and dont plan to go knocking on doors asking who's cat it is. Im just curious if there is a cat “leash law” and who enforces it.

  • Again - according to Chicago law - if you allow your cat to roam off of your property - it is possible that you would rec. a citation - 1st time 200.00 = second time 500.00 and call to appear at an administrative hearing..... but most importantly - this city is not safe for our dear pets to roam...... Take care !

  • Pet Parent - and all - - it is illegal - to let your cats roam - - - - for ever so many reasons - all reasons are good ones......

2 days ago

5 Urban Retired Career Woman Fiction Book Club

Meets one Sunday a Month 11:15, This time Logan Square Marcellos Restaurant.
Seeks new members
Call Getchen 312 343 0804

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Throwing away 2 sofas

These 2 sofas are pretty worn down and beat up so pretty sure no non-profit will accept them. So I called Alderman Mell's office for help. I asked them if the city still does bulk pick up as I am looking to throw these out. They took my info and said they'd look into it and never called me back. I did follow up the day after I called. Let's leave any comments about the alderman's office for another post....

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These 2 sofas are pretty worn down and beat up so pretty sure no non-profit will accept them. So I called Alderman Mell's office for help. I asked them if the city still does bulk pick up as I am looking to throw these out. They took my info and said they'd look into it and never called me back. I did follow up the day after I called. Let's leave any comments about the alderman's office for another post.

So now I turn to EveryBlock. My main focus here is to get rid of the sofas. Will the city garbage people take these sofas away? If not, do i need to rent a truck to go dump these 2 sofas somewhere? If so, where can I go dump them?

One sofa is a 3 seater and another is a 2 seater.

  • getoffmylawn Local Man

    im near kimball and belmont and put two couches out this morning right by my trash cans near the alley. they were gone in an hour, never called anyone or got a number for anything. seems fine. city website says they will take them also.

  • Thank you everyone! Sounds like calling 311 is the first step I should take and if that doesn't work, just putting the couches out there and hoping not to get fined.

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

My mail carrier she is cool

When she does not work an someone else has to do her job ,thats extra mail for the mailman ,so guess what we get no mail at all especially on mondays ,Wednesday, an this pass saturday ..i sit at thw window an wait an wait an i have 3 other people helping me watch for are mail an we get no mail. .especially when im waiting for packages that are suppose to arrive on that day ...i reported this today..60618 on 3400 block by roscoe an harding ..we are suppose to get are mail everyday well we dont ..what can be done about this situation..i think im going to get a P.O.Box..they also steal my packages..

  • I can always tell when there’s a sub because they think that the flag on the mailbox goes up when they leave mail for you. Makes no sense, but they do it all the time.

  • KF

    Sign up for “informed delivery” at Usps.com. You’ll receive an email everyday showing your mail to be delivered that day. I had the same issues. Also allows you to report missing mail.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

lost dog - rolo

our foster-to-adopt dog took off on us last night.

last seen heading down side street by palmer square

please call 773-969-6283 with information

3 days ago

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Odd event at School and Avers

Odd event near the park on School Street. Walking by CVS I see first a battalion chief, then a deputy district chief go the wrong way up the street and stop by the park. See an engine standing there, but no bystanders, no sign of EMS. A little further up the block there is one CPD SUV. It's surrounded by firefighters but only two or three cops. No one in it. FF completing paperwork on the hood of the SUV. All personnel present, both police and fire, are very quiet. No one in the neighborhood paying any attention to them, no distraught bystanders, etc. Never saw or heard any follow up response, such as ambulance.

3 days ago

    Concealed carry permit holder scares off home invasion suspect in Riverside
    Authorities are investigating a home invasion Sunday morning in west suburban Riverside. Someone kicked in the side door of a home at 8:11 a.m. in the 500 block of Berkeley Road in Riverside after ringing the doorbell and getting no response, according to a statement form Riverside police.
    http://www.fox32chicago.com

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

What would you do?

I am on my bicycle crossing California by the Popeye's heading east, there is a car coming Westbound on Diversey, making a right hand turn to get onto the Kennedy, the woman driving the car, doesn't want to stop for me, despite me having the crosswalk signal to go, she honks, flips me off, does stop only cause I was in the crosswalk.
I have her car pictured and plate number.

  • @Fiat124 You are flat out wrong. I have data. Last month my stop sign camera logged around 650 flagrant no excuse violations (>10mph) like you saw in that small sample on youtube. There were 0 bike violations. April there were 750 car violations, 0 bikes exceeding my threshold. No cars...

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    @Fiat124 You are flat out wrong. I have data. Last month my stop sign camera logged around 650 flagrant no excuse violations (>10mph) like you saw in that small sample on youtube. There were 0 bike violations. April there were 750 car violations, 0 bikes exceeding my threshold. No cars actually stop.

    Getting hit by a car is around 100 times worse than a bike. It's false to equate the two like so many here have. Car drivers must burden 100% of responsibility. If you can't drive a car and avoid idiot bikers and pedestrians we would all be safer if you stuck to Uber.

  • Tim

    No comparison between impact that cars and bikes have. However, the conclusion is that both cars and bikes need to follow the rules. It sounds like the car in question, did, in fact follow the rules by stopping and giving way to the bicyclist...albeit with unnecessary honking and using the...

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    No comparison between impact that cars and bikes have. However, the conclusion is that both cars and bikes need to follow the rules. It sounds like the car in question, did, in fact follow the rules by stopping and giving way to the bicyclist...albeit with unnecessary honking and using the middle finger. On the contrary, the bicyclist in this example, Bart, did not appear to follow the rules and could have been seriously hurt as a result of his actions. Bart appears to be grossly misguided and misinformed about how to properly ride his bicycle.

Jun 12

Updated 4 days ago

Someone painted my garage doors!!!!

I don't know who you are!! or if you are even on Everyblock - but it is beautifully done and very much appreciated and very much needed!
I was just walking the new dogs in the alley and almost walked by with a 'where am I'? moment.
Best thing that has happened to me in...so long!!!
THANKS!!! (I'll 'pay it forward....)

  • Kittyhop - it's a long story what actually happened. I am amazed no one posted about it. The entire block was in our front yard yesterday.

    Here is the short version: Minor, drunk, stolen car. It was around 4:30pm and I was watching TV when I heard this loud BOOOOM....

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    Kittyhop - it's a long story what actually happened. I am amazed no one posted about it. The entire block was in our front yard yesterday.

    Here is the short version: Minor, drunk, stolen car. It was around 4:30pm and I was watching TV when I heard this loud BOOOOM. I seriously thought the house next door blew up. So I ran outside and saw the car in the yard. Two girls jumped out of the car and ran. Then one of them came back to get the keys. I tried to call the cops, get a picture of them and not loose my calm. Cops showed up, interviewed everyone (at this point the entire neighborhood is on my corner). Then another neighbor showed up and was like " I saw them walking in the alley". So the cops looked at me and were like "you are coming with us to identify them....". So I experienced my first chase. In a police car. Nope, this was never on my bucket list. We finally caught the driver in an alley 3 streets over. By that time 6 cop cars showed up for back up. She was a minor and drunk. All this time I tried to get ahold of my landlords but neither of them answered their phone. Anyhow, the landlord came home right when the tow truck showed up (6pm).

    Good thing no one was in the yard or on the sidewalk. This could have ended VERY bad

  • Looked and sounds like a episode of 'Chicago PD"...wow....

    (The key thing is the surprise...esp since it was stolen...too much drama for a hot day..but thanks for sharing...)

Jun 15

Updated 4 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.

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