May 02

Updated 22 hours ago

flooded basement

If I have a sump pump that discharges into sewer line and line backs up, what other options do I have, can I discharge into my yard?

  • I have a T switch installed which allows discharge into the city sewer and the other the the pvc pipe that runs out to the alley buried under my fence. The switch is turned to summer pipe via the outside pipe now and in the fall it's turned to the...

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    I have a T switch installed which allows discharge into the city sewer and the other the the pvc pipe that runs out to the alley buried under my fence. The switch is turned to summer pipe via the outside pipe now and in the fall it's turned to the city sewer so the water isn't freezing in the outside pipe. Whatever works to keep your lower level dry...do it. Also don't forget to divert those gutter downspouts away from the house and not down into the pipe that runs underneath your home.

  • We had a similar issue years back, we had Roto Flush Sewer Plumbing come in and correct the issue. Havent had the problem since. www.RotoFlushSewerPlumbing.com is their site give them a call if you are still having issues. The name of the plumber is Omar, real nice guy and he always shows up on time.

Nov 06

Updated 32 hours ago

FOUND SIAMESE

On Saturday night, we found a Siamese cat around keystone and montrose. He is a young un-neutered male. Very sweet, and not chipped. Please note, this is not the missing cat named Jon Snow.

40 hours ago

Grant Suport

Great News! I want to make sure my students have the materials they need to succeed, so I just created a DonorsChoose.org classroom project request. Click the links below to see what my students and I are up to:

Our Unusual "Teacher Library"
https://www.donorschoose.org/project/our-unusual-teacher-library/2919785/?utm_source=dc&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=non_tff_project_reminder&rf=email-system-2017-11-non_tff_project_reminder&utm_swu=1634

"Hands on State of the Art Students"
https://www.donorschoose.org/project/hands-on-state-of-the-art-students/2919916/?utm_source=dc&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=non_tff_project_reminder&rf=email-system-2017-11-non_tff_project_reminder&utm_swu=1634

Early contributions are critical, and any amount helps. Thank you so much for taking a look and considering a donation. I am so excited to bring this project to life!

With gratitude,
Mrs. Daye

P.S. If you know anyone who may want to show their support for public schools, please pass this along.

    DonorsChoose.org: Support a classroom. Build a future.
    DonorsChoose.org connects teachers in high-need communities with donors who want to help.
    http://www.donorschoose.org

2 days ago

Sep 18

Updated 3 days ago

Relocating to Avondale

Hi! My family of 4 is relocating to the Avondale area and would love some area feedback! We are relocating for the Indianapolis area.

Here are a few things I am interested in :
-art scene (My husband is an artist so I'd like to connect with the art orgs.)
-schools (I have two children in elementary school and are currently homeschooling.)
-dining options/recommendations
-general area/community, and any feedback relating to relocating to the area.

Thank you in advance! :)

Nov 12

Updated 3 days ago

Act of Kindness Drive

Help Men Without Social Security, Men that have been injured on the job, Family men working Part-Time

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

    Mr. Heller - my point was that the definition of "coming here illegally" changes

  • Mute Mute Me

    Finally! A drive id like to support! A red pill drive!

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

3280 N. California

Application for a special use to establish residential use and parking below the second floor for a proposed five-story, twenty- five dwelling unit building with enclosed parking.

Anyone hear about this?

6 days ago

Nov 11

Updated 6 days ago

Catalytic Converter Stolen

Hey neighbors, just letting you know that my catalytic converter was stolen off my Jeep parked on Mozart. I filed a police report, but I wanted you all to be on the lookout. There has been a wave of this crime on the NW side

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

    Kittyhop in Logan Square, I was standing at my rear kitchen window while on an important phone call, when I saw the perpetrator inside my truck. I yelled out as loud as I could and pounded on my window, which startled both the customer service representative and the a-hole in...

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    Kittyhop in Logan Square, I was standing at my rear kitchen window while on an important phone call, when I saw the perpetrator inside my truck. I yelled out as loud as I could and pounded on my window, which startled both the customer service representative and the a-hole in my truck. I ran out my backdoor towards my truck when he ran down the alley while clutching his, what looked like, a gun peering out of his shirt. I had left my vehicle unlocked (not any more), just to avoid damage to my vehicle in situations like this.

  • WOW!!That is quite something...and yes, scary that he might have had a gun....

    (The guy from the service that jumped my car today had a gun in his belt..that ISN"T why I gave him a tip however...)< that's a joke...but he did have a gun..

Nov 09

Updated Nov 12

Paint thinner smell

our house started smelling very strongly of paint thinner yesterday. We had the gas company come by and they did find a small leak in the dryer connections and they capped it off. We aired out the house and hoped it would clear. This morning the strong smell is back again. They are digging up the sewers near us and I'm wondering if that has anything to do with it. Is anyone else having this problem? We are near Addison and kedzie.

Nov 10

Nov 10

Nov 05

Updated Nov 09

Lost Cat - Siemese

Chloe has been missing since Friday 11/3.
Last seen on N Avers Ave and W George St.
She is very sweet, but probably scared. She has blue eyes and a pink collar.
Please call with any information!
She is very missed, Thank you!

  • Jen Baron JBaron

    Oh I cannot tell you how happy I am for you all!!! This is awesome news!!! Thanks for keeping us posted. I'm sure we will all sleep well tonight now! ;) Cheers!

  • Such good news! Glad she's safe at home again

Nov 09

Nov 05

Updated Nov 08

Potential Gunshots Near George and Troy

I'm at George and Troy and just heard what sounded like 5 shots a few blocks northeast of me. Anyone else hear anything? I called 911 to be safe.

  • I don't know the exact time, because the 911 call doesn't show up in my call log for some reason. It was Sunday, November 5th, late morning/early afternoon. Based on the accounts of others, it sounds like it was near Wellington and Albany. I could hear it a few blocks away at George and Troy because I was outside. My wife was inside and didn't hear anything.

  • My phone log for 911 call is for 12:53 pm on Sunday, I'd say that was about 3 minutes after we heard the shots. We were outside and it was like it was next to us. My husband was inside digging around in the basement and didn't hear a thing. Go figure.

    Incidentally, I did not hear the gunshots from Saturday morning, though I wish I had, I would've called those in too.

Nov 08

Updated Nov 08

    Construction begins on battered stretch of Milwaukee
    It took almost 10 years, but road reconstruction has begun on a battered and bumpy stretch of Milwaukee Avenue in the Avondale neighborhood on the Northwest Side. The delay on this and other projects citywide can be traced to state and federal budget issues, one city official said this week.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • This stretch of Milwaukee is in a deplorable condition. Can't wait till its finished.

Nov 06

Hello,

I am looking for a nanny for my baby girl

Nov 04

Updated Nov 06

Shots fired

Around 4:43am there were three shots fired...about 30sec later 2 more shots were fired by Small Bar. Police were looking around but haven't found anything. I heard the first three shots got up and the next two were shot. Couldnt see them but very loud.

  • correction - probably near 3000 N Albany - at Wellington, by the bar.

  • Wellington and Albany. Shots were fired again yesterday at 12:30pm. They found casings from the bullets.

Oct 31

Updated Nov 05

Stolen Dog at Addison/Damen

Stolen dog in North Center (Addison/Damen)! My colleague just got footage from a neighbor's home security of someone walking off with her dog - taken from her fenced in yard. If you live in the area please be on the look out for this sweet pup.

Nov 05

PUPPETS IN PROGRESS event Hairpin Lofts Arts Center SUNDAY 11/5 5-8pm 2810 N Milwaukee Ave

Working on Puppets? This sounds interesting. Sunday 11/5 @Hairpin Arts Center 2810 N Milwaukee Ave 2nd Fl. Community TIF $ helped fund redevelopment Hairpin Lofts
https://chicago.everyblock.com/events/nov05-puppets-progress-8369581/

Oct 12

Updated Nov 05

Anybody have a great pediatrician and OBGYN (and hospital) they would recommend?

I'm looking for a great OBGYN and a good hospital to have my baby at. (I've looked at the hospital reviews and because of them I'm kind of wanting to have my baby in another state at this point.) Please help! I also haven't been able to find a pediatrician or OB with great reviews who is nearby. I'd prefer someone close but am willing to go downtown too. Thank you so much for recommendations! I really appreciate it 😊

  • For an OB/GYN, hands down, I recommend Dr. Micah Garb at Northwestern-Lake Forest. We just delivered our first at Lake Forest in March. I know it is a bit of a drive, ( but if you were looking at going as far as out of state, I imagine you don't...

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    For an OB/GYN, hands down, I recommend Dr. Micah Garb at Northwestern-Lake Forest. We just delivered our first at Lake Forest in March. I know it is a bit of a drive, ( but if you were looking at going as far as out of state, I imagine you don't mind a bit of a commute.) Long story short, I began seeing Dr. Garb when he was at a private practice in Streetorville. He's fantastic enough that I followed him to the burbs. When choosing a hospital to deliver it, we primarily looked at Swedish, Prentice, and Lake Forest. I, too, was unimpressed with Swedish. Our delivery experience at Lake Forest was hands-down the best it could have been. The staff was amazing, and we felt like we were the only patients there. I was also a high risk pregnancy, and never once doubted any care or advice we received.

    As far as a pediatrician, we're going to a Northwestern affiliated office at North & Clyborn. We've seen all but one of the Drs. there, and it's been kinda 'meh'. Definitely haven't clicked with any of the Doctors or been impressed, but not bad enough that I'd say to steer clear. PM me if you have any questions, best of luck, and congratulations!!!

  • Illinois Masonic was fantastic. The level of personal attention and care was incredible, and they don't rush you out of there, unlike Prentiss, which we were warned is baby factory. Their ObGyn faculty group has a lot of great doctors. Dr Melissa Dennis, Dr Popper.

    We also highly recommend our pediatrician--Dr Nava Segall. She's with Lurie Children's but sees infants at Illinois Masonic as well.

Nov 05

Nov 02

Updated Nov 04

Broken car window

A day late asking .... came out at 6:30 am to find my car window on driver's side had been busted in. Nothing stolen (not that there was anything), just really irritating. Wondering if anyone else in area had same experience? Happened on Francisco between Belmont & Elston.

  • Was this Halloween night?

  • Yes, unfortunately. I have lived in Chicago for 15 years .... 2.5 in this neighborhood and have never had any issues.

  • It was a group of neighborhood teenage kids who busted car windows on multiple vehicles with a baseball bat on Halloween night. If anyone else had their windows busted in the Avondale neighborhood or by the Target on Addison near Sacramento park send me a private message and I’ll pass along the information I have.

Nov 01

Updated Nov 03

Belmo t & Kedzie area

Does any one know who to talk with about cleaning up tbe under pass by Belmont & Kedzie.I walk every day to train & home.It is getting dirtier & dirtier each day.Someone dumped a load of clothes now you walk in street or over the pile. I have lived in area for 40 some years & this is the worst its ever been. Needs to be cleaned before bad weather starts.

Nov 02

Updated Nov 03

Gunshots two nights in a row?

Did anyone hear gunshots two nights in a row near Barry and Sawyer/Kedzie (guessing)? We first heard it on Oct 31 @ 7pm and then again Nov 1 @ 11pm. Same direction and the same noise level which I'm guessing it was a similar distance away. My partner was parking our car and it was so close that he drove around before coming home.

  • We thought we heard something. I didn't hear the first one (my Husband did) but we both heard the 11pm Nov 1st. I didn't think it sounded like a gunshot at all but he thought it could have been a single gunshot which seems odd. Near sawyer and Kedzie,

  • I had not heard the shots nor heard of them. Thank you for the heads up....I will reach out to the CAPS office and see if they have any information.

  • We were on Troy halloween night close to Barry and I heard them, couldn't tell if gunshots or fireworks, though leaning towards gunshots. The sound must have bounced off the buildings, because to me it sounded like it came from Barry and Albany.

Nov 02

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Nov 02

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Oct 25

Updated Nov 02

Gutter replacements

Hi,
Looking to replace our gutters on our 2 flat, that have been damaged by ice dams in previous winters. Looking for recommendations on contractors for this- google search is a little generic with a lot of clutter, always prefer word of mouth : )

thanks!

  • Inexpensive route will be AAA Roofing. They sub out the work to a low bidder. So, if you know how the gutters should be installed properly, AAA is a good route.

  • Michael Stanek co-op housing resident

    Peter Scobelski 773-415-1552 can be hard to get because he's in high demand for his excellent, affordable work - siding and gutters. definitely worth getting a bid from him.

Oct 02 2016

Updated Nov 02

Looking for at-home daycare for June 2017!

My wife and I live in Avondale and we are expecting our first child this coming June. We are looking for at-home daycare options. We noticed not all at-home daycare centers have websites for us to research. We have lived in the neighborhood for 2 years now, but don't know of all the options in the neighborhood. Any suggestions would be welcomed!

Nov 02

Nov 01

Can't find or afford an Interior Designer/Decorator? Hire me for Free!

If you have a space that needs sprucing up I can help provide ideas on improvements for free. No strings attached.

Disclaimer: I am not a licensed interior designer, just a lady that is passionate about beauty,decor, and interior design.

Oct 31

Updated Nov 01

Avondale Tap on Belmont - reopened

I noticed that the Avondale Tap/Grill or whatever they call it now has reopened. Anybody stopped in and checked it out?

  • Fast Freddy Grace and Leavitt

    I noticed the lights were back on, but didn't see any customers yet. I hope it is up and running.

  • It is open! I went in last weekend. It's got new ownership. The place looks pretty much the same inside - though the cleaned up, put in a new concrete patio (so there will be outdoor seating maybe?), and did some landscaping. The menu is all new. They were scrambling a bit when I went in since they'd only be open about 24 hours - but the new staff and owners seem great.

Oct 30

Alderman Rosa MILWAUKEE AVE down zone to SFH density: Meeting tonite 10/30 @ 6:30pm

Alderman Carlos Rosa introduced mega down zone of Milwaukee Ave (Kimball to Central Park) to City Council. Outcry forced belated "forgot to have transparent community meeting" Monday 10/30 6:30pm @ Hairpin Lofts (Milwaukee @ Kimball). Down zone to B2-1 is single family home residential development density. see Zoning chart. 2,500 sq ft of lot required for each new dwelling unit per Rosa downzone. Some properties have existing zoning B or C dash 3 & higher. Rosa down zone to lowest...

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Alderman Carlos Rosa introduced mega down zone of Milwaukee Ave (Kimball to Central Park) to City Council. Outcry forced belated "forgot to have transparent community meeting" Monday 10/30 6:30pm @ Hairpin Lofts (Milwaukee @ Kimball). Down zone to B2-1 is single family home residential development density. see Zoning chart. 2,500 sq ft of lot required for each new dwelling unit per Rosa downzone. Some properties have existing zoning B or C dash 3 & higher. Rosa down zone to lowest density dash -1 devalues some long time owners tremendously. Rosa may not be around after 2019 election; but residents and community will be stuck with this for a long time. It's one thing to force developers who seek upzone to get Alderman and community approval, it's another to broad stroke Aldermanic perogative mega down zone higher density business corridor near transit hub to uber low density to control all possible development. Some elderly Polish speaking affected long time property owners dont even know about Rosa down zone.

Oct 30

Oct 29

Oct 28

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo.

Is This Your Lost Dog? #Chicago #IL #BelmontGardens (School St & Karlov) Male Pit Bull - Mix.Black/White Call 773-732-2025 Email Dpolchowska@gmail.com to identify. This dog is not for adoption - finder will only accept calls/emails from the actual owner .Found 10/28/2017. Cook County. 60641. To see this pet’s location on the Helping Lost Pets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pID=2015970 More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2015970

    Lost Dogs Illinois
    This is an album of dogs that have been found by good Samaritans.
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Oct 27

Updated Oct 28

Trick or treating

Will there be trick or treating on Saturday the 28th or just on Halloween? New to the neighborhood and want to make sure we are prepared!
Thanks!

  • E E

    Trick or treating is always only on actual Halloween day in the City of Chicago.

Oct 28

Oct 25

Updated Oct 27

Clogged grates after gas company work

Has anyone noticed the large pools of water in some intersections of side streets ever since the gas company did all that rehab this summer? The corner of Belle Plaine and Harding has the grates so clogged , I tried to open one with a metal rod, and hit what felt like solid rock. When it rains the whole intersection , including 3 feet up the sidewalk (sloped) is a lake. Not a huge deal now, but in a month...

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Has anyone noticed the large pools of water in some intersections of side streets ever since the gas company did all that rehab this summer? The corner of Belle Plaine and Harding has the grates so clogged , I tried to open one with a metal rod, and hit what felt like solid rock. When it rains the whole intersection , including 3 feet up the sidewalk (sloped) is a lake. Not a huge deal now, but in a month when it freezes , it's going to be a major hazard for walkers and drivers. I called the aldermans office once, will call them again today... but if anyone else has noticed , do us all a favor and call, time is flying.

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    Karen is right leave water in street better than in your basement.I would block my street drain partially with plywood during heavy rains to avoid basement flooding at my old home, now they have restrictors in sewers.

  • My basement never floods. This is not a low lying area . And I'm not taking heavy rains, just any rain. I'm pretty sure leaving a flooded intersection to freeze is not going to be a good thing. I called the alderman and they are going to check it out,so we'll see

Oct 25

Updated Oct 27

Toll Booth in front of Irving and Kimball 7-11

Been noticing an increase of beggars at the 7-11 lately. Sometimes 3-4 individuals all wanting handouts to buy booze. I avoid going there since I had it out with "Brian Urlacher." He's a new one, some fella in a Bears Urlacher jersey. Just remember neighbors, the more you give them money the more that come. It doesn't "help" them either.

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