47 hours ago

Looking to rent a garage near Kilbourn Park

Hey everyone, I just moved to the area by Milwaukee and Addison, so north Avondale, or Kilbourn Park.
I was promised a garage spot by my landlord, but apparently another tenant has 3 spots in our 4-car garage.
If anyone has a garage spot they'd be willing to rent for my car, I'd be ever so grateful.

Nov 06

Updated 3 days 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.

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Chicago police arrest suspect in Wheeling carjacking, kidnapping

The woman and her two children were released unharmed on the 4700 block of West Belmont in Chicago. The woman said the man who hijacked the car also took her cellphone and money, according to police.

    Chicago police arrest suspect in Wheeling carjacking, kidnapping
    Chicago police on Wednesday morning arrested a man suspected in a carjacking Sunday outside a Walgreens in Wheeling in which a woman and her two children inside the car were kidnapped. Leon Spektor, a 38-year-old homeless man known to frequent Wheeling and the North Side of Chicago, was arrested about 8:30 a.m.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Nov 15

Suspect Arrested In Wheeling Carjacking, Abduction Of Woman & 2 Kids

Spektor allegedly took the wife’s cash and cell phone before releasing them in Chicago in the 4700 block of West Belmont Avenue.

    Suspect Arrested In Wheeling Carjacking, Abduction Of Woman & 2 Kids
    CHICAGO (CBS) - The man identified as the suspect in the carjacking and abduction of a woman and her two children in northwest suburban Wheeling has been arrested, and was expected to appear in court on Thursday. Surveillance video and a victim's photo identification prompted police to name 38-year-old Leon Spektor as their suspect.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Nov 15

Police Issue Arrest Warrant For Suspect In Wheeling Carjacking

Spektor allegedly took the wife’s cash and cell phone before releasing them on Chicago’s northwest side, near 4700 W. Belmont Av.

    Police Issue Arrest Warrant For Suspect In Wheeling Carjacking
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Police have issued an arrest warrant for a homeless man in a Sunday afternoon carjacking at a Walgreen's store in north suburban Wheeling. Surveillance video and a victim's photo identification prompted police to name 38-year-old Leon Spektor as their suspect.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Nov 15

Nov 14

Wheeling police identify suspect in vehicular hijacking

The woman and her two children were released on the 4700 block of West Belmont in Chicago. She said the man who hijacked the car also took her cellphone and money.

    Wheeling police identify suspect in vehicular hijacking
    Wheeling police are seeking the public's help in finding a homeless man who is a suspect in a vehicular hijacking, kidnapping and robbery Sunday. The Cook County state's attorney's office has approved a criminal arrest warrant for 38-year-old Leon Spektor, who frequents the Wheeling area and the North Side of Chicago.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Nov 13

Wheeling police release photo of kidnapping suspect

...was about to be dispatched, the woman called police told them she was on the 4700 block of West Belmont Avenue in Chicago...

    Wheeling police release photo of kidnapping suspect
    Wheeling police have released a photo and video of the man they say kidnapped a woman and her two children outside a Walgreens store Sunday afternoon. The woman's husband left the vehicle running while he went inside the store at 10 N. Milwaukee Ave about 3:20 p.m.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Nov 13

Woman, 2 Kids Safe After Carjacker Drove Them From Wheeling To Chicago

Police said the carjacker stole the woman’s cell phone, and drove all the way to the 4700 block of West Belmont in Chicago, where he left the woman and her sons in the car – all unharmed.

    Woman, 2 Kids Safe After Carjacker Drove Them From Wheeling To Chicago
    CHICAGO (CBS) - A mother and her two children were kidnapped and driven more than 20 miles, when a carjacker stole their car from the parking lot of a Walgreens in north suburban Wheeling. Police said the carjacker took the family on a terrifying 45-minute drive, before leaving them unharmed in Chicago.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Nov 13

Police: Man stole car with woman, 2 young kids inside at Wheeling Walgreens

...a man jumped in and took off. The family was later dropped off in the 4700-block of West Belmont Avenue on Chicago's Northwest Side. They were not hurt, but the suspect took the woman...

    Police: Man stole car with woman, 2 kids inside in Wheeling
    A man stole a car with a woman and two kids inside at a Walgreens in Wheeling Sunday afternoon, police said. A man had stopped at a Walgreens at 10 North Milwaukee Avenue. He went inside the store, leaving his wife and two children, a 3-year-old and an infant, in the running vehicle.
    http://abc7chicago.com

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Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo.

Lost! #Chicago #IL #BelmontGardens (Kilpatrick & Belmont) Gordo - Male Shih Tzu - Mix. Tan/Brown/White. Call 872-235-8168. Friendly. Cook County. 60641. Missing 11/07/2017. **Wearing orange sweater, as in picture** To see Gordo’s location on the Helping Lost Pets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pID=2033182 More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2033182

    Lost Dogs Illinois
    Lost Dogs Illinois. 131K likes. http://www.lostdogsillinois.org/ 501 (c) 3 organization. Registered Illinois Charitable Organization. No More Homeless Pet Network Partner.
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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

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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.

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Oct 21

Updated Oct 22

Milly Santiago Must Go

The 31st Ward can do better! She does nothing for her constituents. No service. No response. She only goes to parties, collects a paycheck, and whines about not getting enough perks! Need a qualified candidate to run against Milly in the 2019 election. Is that you?

Oct 19

Updated Oct 20

Internet Service Providers???

We are moving to Portage Park soon and we are looking for recommendations on internet providers. We are hoping to avoid the big companies like Comcast and AT&T. Thanks!!

  • Lisahew Business owner who live works in neighborhood

    Highly recommend http://www.12global.com/
    Super fast, affordable small new local company that is competing with the big guys. I have used their service for almost 8 months and all has been excellent thus far - no buffering and a human to attend to your issues without recordings, etc. You buy your own router. I hope they blow the big guys out of the water.

Oct 18

Oct 16

Belding Elementary has suffered a great loss of life.

Belding Elementary has suffered a great loss of life.

Shelly Cripe-Magnus was a 6th grade math teacher at Belding Elementary. She will be leaving behind 3 beautiful young girls that are still in school. Those girls and her husband need your emotional support through this difficult time. She died from Breast Cancer.

Please send thoughts, prayers, cards, and condolences to her family.

Below is an excerpt from Mrs. Heather Smith Yutzy (Principle of Belding Elementary form the Belding Elementary's Facebook...

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Belding Elementary has suffered a great loss of life.

Shelly Cripe-Magnus was a 6th grade math teacher at Belding Elementary. She will be leaving behind 3 beautiful young girls that are still in school. Those girls and her husband need your emotional support through this difficult time. She died from Breast Cancer.

Please send thoughts, prayers, cards, and condolences to her family.

Below is an excerpt from Mrs. Heather Smith Yutzy (Principle of Belding Elementary form the Belding Elementary's Facebook page.
"""Dear Parents/ Guardians and Community Members,
It is with deep sadness that we inform you about a recent loss to our school community. On Saturday, October 14 at a little after 11 am, Mrs. Shelly Magnus, a valued teacher at Belding Elementary, passed away.
Our thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time. Please join with Belding Staff in our commitment to support our students and the Magnus family during this time of loss.
This loss is sure to raise many emotions, concerns and questions for the entire school, especially our staff and students. Next week we will have a number of counselors at the school to provide grief counseling and support to students and staff. These individuals will be in the building to assist our school community.
Information about the services will be made available as soon as we have it. There will be a family funeral in Indiana first, and sometime later a Chicago celebration of her life at the Irish American Heritage Center.
If your child wishes to attend, we strongly encourage you to accompany him or her to the service. If you or your children wish to send a condolence card to the family you may send it to the school and we will ensure the family receives these.
We are saddened by this loss and will do everything we can to help you and your student."""
4257 N. Tripp Ave.
Chicago, IL 60641
Phone: (773) 534-3590
Fax: (773) 534-3598

Thank you,
A Grieving Parent of Belding.

Oct 16

Evening Open House this Thursday, October 19

Please join us for our special evening Open House this Thursday. It is a great opportunity for parents that can't come during the day. We look forward to showing you why we think St. Viator is the best choice for you and your child.

Oct 14

Updated Oct 15

Car window broken.

My car was parked on the 4300 block of Roscoe and my front passager window was broken last night. I did see a couple of other cars with broken windows too. Just giving a heads up and want to know if anyone seen or heard anything. I did file a police report.

  • I live around the block and my next door neighbor, parked on Roscoe, had his windows broken too. Monday and then on Friday. Both times he said nothing was taken as there's nothing in there to take and on Friday he found the rock that was used, inside the car. I agree, it seems more like vandalism. It sucks.

  • Ask the your police station fro 'special attention' in there tha tis happening; they will drive more often thru that area.

Oct 14

Car window broken.

My can was parked on the 4300 block of Roscoe and my front passager window was broken last night. I did see a couple of other cars with broken windows too. Just giving a heads up and want to know if anyone seen or heard anything. I did file a police report.

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Oct 08

Therapy Office Space Rentals in the Area

Hello,

I was wondering if anyone had suggestions of available rental space for a mental health therapy office in the old Irving park, Kilbourn park, Irving Park, and Portage Park areas. I am more than happy to sublet from existing practices as well.

Thank you so much for your time.

Oct 08

Found a puppy Chihuahua

Hello, i found a puppy Chihuahua black with white paws today at 11:30am on the intersection of Long and Addison. I will contact Lost dogs Illinois but i was hoping to find the owner faster if i will post here too.

Oct 06

Updated Oct 08

Caught Man casing my house

Drove up to my house on block of 4900 W Warwick to see a young man walking down the side of my house. He was wearing a gray sweatshirt with hood on "Kenny from South Park" style so face was not visible. I asked what is he doing and he shrugged me off and started walking fast around the corner. Noticed my back gate from alley wide open as well as side gate. Ran to chase and get picture but be had disappeared. Be on watch and keep windows locked. My back window was wide open and if hadn't came home, he probably would have broken in.

Aug 08

Updated Oct 06

Looking to get my Hardwood floors redone

Does anyone have any recommendations for a hardwood flooring guy/company within reasonable price ? I've gotten a couple estimates from larger companies but the price is obviously LARGER than the budget allows.
Thank you in advance!

  • Looking for this too. Did you get anywhere Lady Lesly?

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