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EB may be leaving, but we're all still here. Let's start an EveryBlock (or whatever) sub-reddit!

hey all. i'm equally bummed about losing everyblock. i've become used to all the great input, feedback and dissenting opinions...even the varied responses to trolls. they enrich my morning. :)

so why give it up? surely some of you know about reddit.com. we can create a sub-reddit just for us. if we ALL hopped over to a new sub-reddit, then we wouldn't have to lose a thing. we could retain our anonymity. all we need are some basic posting rules...

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hey all. i'm equally bummed about losing everyblock. i've become used to all the great input, feedback and dissenting opinions...even the varied responses to trolls. they enrich my morning. :)

so why give it up? surely some of you know about reddit.com. we can create a sub-reddit just for us. if we ALL hopped over to a new sub-reddit, then we wouldn't have to lose a thing. we could retain our anonymity. all we need are some basic posting rules and a few moderators to oversee it. i'm happy to volunteer to get us started but would certainly appreciate some input from the EB regulars.

i haven't thought out the details, because i know we are all from different neighborhoods...but calling it chicago-northsiders or something comes to mind. there are already a couple of NWside sub-reddits, but they are vastly underused. we could at least just start one and see what happens.

your thoughts?

  • Nik Neighborhood watch

    Thanks Pam. I'm joining the Redditt Group (as Nik52) as well as the FB group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/244353649695858/

    We'll see how they both work out! Thanks

  • kim helping beautify OIP one plant at a time

    hey folks! i created a sub-reddit. you can find it here:

    www.reddit.com/r/ChicagoBlocks

    This is for everyone in every neighborhood. I do appreciate the NWside sub-reddits that already exist, and will try to use them more--but I wanted to be a bit more broad in my reach with this one.

    I'll try to message as many of the regulars today as possible. Hopefully we can keep things going like there was not even the slightest disruption. :)

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Cook County Towing/Avondale Collision - Open Meeting at City Hall

Neighbors - we've all complained now we must insist the City follow through! Please attend an open meeting at City Hall, 121 N LaSalle, room 805 on Thurs, Oct 5, 10 AM.

The purpose of this meeting is to address the numerous complaints of reckless driving, aggressive behavior, noise at all hours of the day and night, misuse of the lot at Keeler & Milwaukee in accordance with zoning, and overall "junkyard" state of the property occupied by these businesses.

Please attend. Please bring your neighbors. Please call the alderman's office, and more importantly 911 when you see issues happening in real time.

We deserve respectful neighbors in our community and these businesses are infringing on our safety.

  • To address the concerns and take steps towards being better neighbors, AC was advised that they needed to operate inside the scope of their business license. Their working hours should not go past 6 p.m. They should provide their contract with CCT for review. They are only permitted 15 (possibly...

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    To address the concerns and take steps towards being better neighbors, AC was advised that they needed to operate inside the scope of their business license. Their working hours should not go past 6 p.m. They should provide their contract with CCT for review. They are only permitted 15 (possibly 16) spaces on their Milwaukee-facing lot. They should not load out or receive any cars on the Keeler side. Drops on the Milwaukee side must be on the property (street drops not allowed). Signage was required (and subsequently displayed) pertaining to driving cautiously and being quiet. Vendors are to use the Milwaukee-side entrance only to conduct business.

    Per the owner of Avondale Collision, they used to but do not currently have a contract with Cook County Towing.

    I call all this non-progress because the last meeting with Chicago Business Affairs and Consumer Protection it was deemed that AC provided all documentation and signage to maintain their business and continue to operate at Milwaukee and Keeler, and since then we've seen the number of cars in the lot continue to grow again, CCT continue to drop off cars after 6pm + AC being open beyond 6pm. The only "win" I've witnessed is that the CCT are less likely to idle next to my home, but, from the comments here and recent comments on Facebook, it sounds like they have just found new spots to and neighbors to disturb. Please keep calling 911 to report reckless driving, please keep telling the Aldermans this is unacceptable behavior from a neighbor.

  • No contract with CCT...what a joke, I’m going to snap a photo every chance I see a cct truck dropping a car off

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R&C Tuckpointing

Our roofer, Stuart Nyberg, recommended R&C Tuckpointing to us for a problem with the bricks over a window. Has anyone had any experience with them?

Jun 19

Updated Jun 20

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.

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    How can I contact you, Dinah? This is unacceptable.

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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

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    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.

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Updated Jun 08

Rooster

Why would a person keep a rooster in their garage (in a small pen/crate) - without hens (so no eggs)? I've been hearing it crow for over a year now. The noise doesn't bother me. I was never able to place which house it came from. But I heard/saw it today in a garage when a car backed out. Would you keep a rooster that was a pet in your garage...or in your house? I've never seen it in their yard. Asking for a friend.

  • And document your attempts so there’s accountability. A last ditch effort would be to get local media’s attention.
    Good luck and thanks for caring.

  • Awful comment, Mike Bayne.

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Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, June 4-Sunday, June 10, 2018

Just Nesh at Astoria Lounge, 3208 N. Kostner, 6:00 p.m. Taneshia (“Just Nesh) Rice toured with Dick Gregory and has been featured on Kevin Hart’s Hart of the City and The Next Level.

This article has 9 other Chicago locations (Show)

Stories from the Beat Lounge at Second City’s Judy’s Beat Lounge, 230 W. North, 8:30 p.m. Comedy, adventure, sadness and most of all, the truth.

Comedy Cocktail at House of Blues’ Foundation Room, 329 N. Dearborn, 6:00 p.m. Produced by James Allen Kamp, creator of the most excellent comedyofchicago...

Comedians You Should Know at Timothy O’Toole’s, 622 Fairbanks Ct., 9:30 p.m. Marty DeRosa hosts Geoffrey Asmus, Blake Burkhart, Kevin Bozeman, Matt Riggs, Sarah Perry, and Sarah Sherman.

Neal Brennan at Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport, 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Neal Brennan is an Emmy nominated...

Lit AF Tour at UIC Pavilion, 525 S. Racine, 7:30 p.m. Martin Lawrence hosts Rick Smiley, Bruce Bruce, DeRay Davis, and Adele Givens.

Joe Rogan at The Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Joe Rogan is a stand-up comedian also known for his in-depth podcast interviews on The Joe Rogan Experience. Roseanne Barr had been scheduled to appear on the 6/1 episode, but then decided she just couldn’t do it.

Chalo Haso Comedy Showcase at Seven Bar and Restaurant, 400 E. Randolph, 8:00 p.m. “The best only pure Desi comedy show in the city of Chicago.” Maya May hosts Hari Rao, Raghu Adibhatla, and headliner Sonal Aggarwal.

Squeaky Wheels at iO, 1501 N. Kingsbury, 10:30 p.m. Catherine McDonnell's and Catharine Savage's new sketch show will...

Stand Up NBC Showcase at The Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway, 7:00 p.m. Tonight is part of a nationwide search for comedians of diverse...

    Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, June 4-Sunday, June 10, 2018
    Visitors in town: Neal Brennan, Joe Rogan, and The Bodega Boys. The Lit AF Tour is here with Martin Lawrence, Bruce Bruce, Rick Smiley and two Chicagoans returning to their hometown, Adele Givens and DeRay Davis. There are many unique comedy-related events at the Printers Row Lit Fest this weekend.
    http://www.chicagonow.com

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FREE DIRT

We've been digging in our yard to prepare for concrete work, and we have a lot of free dirt. Shoot me a message if you are interested in stopping by to pick some up. Addison and Pulaski area.

  • I’m interested! My husband is working today, but we can stop by tomarrow

May 24

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR/EXTERIOR RENOVATION, NEW DORMER, MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL AND PLUMBING WITH NEW REAR WOOD DECK.(conditional permit subject to field inspections)

    4322 W. Henderson St. Issued May 22, 2018 Comment

May 23

Missing boy, girl last seen at Horner Park on Northwest Side

Police are looking for two children who have been missing since Tuesday from the Northwest Side.

James Stewart, 12, and Katherine Chanalata, 14, were last seen Tuesday at Horner Park, 2700 W. Montrose, according to a missing person alert from Chicago Police.

Police released their photos Wednesday and are asking anyone with information about them to call the Area North Special Victims Unit at (312) 744-8266.

Horner Park is located near Montrose and California!

https://chicago.suntimes.com/?post_type=cst_article&p=1117431

    Missing boy, girl last seen at Horner Park on Northwest Side
    Police are looking for two children who have been missing since Tuesday from the Northwest Side. James Stewart, 12, and Katherine Chanalata, 14, were last seen Tuesday at Horner Park, 2700 W. Montrose, according to a missing person alert from Chicago Police.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com

May 22

Info for families with a kindergartener entering Portage Park School this fall

Welcome Portage Park School Class of 2027 Parents! Here is some important information for you to act on.

Please join the ​Portage Park School Community on SimplyCircle ​now​ by following these directions:

Go to www.simplycircle.com and enter Invite Code: Q6QEUQ

Note: This code is not unique and can also be entered in the FREE apps available for
SimplyCircle in iOS and Android. The​ Portage Park School Community​ on SimplyCircle provides up to date info and reminders of what is happening...

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Welcome Portage Park School Class of 2027 Parents! Here is some important information for you to act on.

Please join the ​Portage Park School Community on SimplyCircle ​now​ by following these directions:

Go to www.simplycircle.com and enter Invite Code: Q6QEUQ

Note: This code is not unique and can also be entered in the FREE apps available for
SimplyCircle in iOS and Android. The​ Portage Park School Community​ on SimplyCircle provides up to date info and reminders of what is happening at Portage Park School. It is NOT a social network - posts only go in one direction: out to users. You will need an email address to sign up. We have over 550 members on the PPSC, please ​join today​ ​and make our circle complete!

You’re invited to a ​Kindergarten Orientation​ for Class of 2027 families on
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 4:15 pm.
Enter at Door # 16 on Berteau.
Please RSVP for this event online at: https://tinyurl.com/PPS2027OrientationRSVP
This event is intended for families with students who will be attending kindergarten at PPS in the fall. It is ok to attend if you have not registereed yet, but registration will not be done at this event. Any changes or updates to this event will be posted on the Portage Park School Community circle on SimplyCircle (see above) and on the school website.

If you would like to join a Google group for Class of 2027 parents, you can do so at:
https://tinyurl.com/pps2027class

PPS is a neighborhood school. For more info: https://www.portageparkschool.org/

    Parent Portal | SimplyCircle
    SimplyCircle parent portal makes it easy for classrooms, schools, PTAs and other groups to organize and communicate. It's private, secure, and easy to use.
    http://www.simplycircle.com

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