2 days ago

Anyone interested in a Facebook Group.

We might try this to see if it works. For people that don't want to make the Next Door transition!

Look up on Facebook if interested.

Our Everyblock Far N.W. Side Chicago Group

4 days ago

Beware July 19TH!

As some of you may recall, the Chicago Tribune Online once required readers of their content to register using their "real" Facebook accounts. This was necessary if you wished to post to the comments section. One day I dared to make public my opinion and disagree with a particular article. The next day I came home to four slashed tires on my car, which was parked in my driveway. Coincidence? I think not. In fact, over the months the Trib...

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As some of you may recall, the Chicago Tribune Online once required readers of their content to register using their "real" Facebook accounts. This was necessary if you wished to post to the comments section. One day I dared to make public my opinion and disagree with a particular article. The next day I came home to four slashed tires on my car, which was parked in my driveway. Coincidence? I think not. In fact, over the months the Trib had that policy, I saw several postings by disgruntled trolls divulging people's addresses. My point? This same policy by Nextdoor of using real names is trouble waiting to happen! That said, it's been a pleasure being your neighbor throughout these years, but I will not be joining. Good luck to you all!

6 days ago

100 Blocks / 100 Churches and a Smoke Out

Join us this evening with Pastor Hemphill and the 25th Police District.
5856 W Division Street @ 6 pm.

Jul 01

Updated Jul 09

Recognize Any Of These People?

Every neighborhood has at least one of these, if not all!
The old retired guy that's home 24/7 but just has to cut his lawn at 8:00 AM every Saturday morning.
The old guy with the painfully huge beer gut and white chest hair that has to take his shirt off when the temp is over 70 degrees.
The guy with the perpetually open garage door.
The front stoop sitters. Even though they have a perfectly fine back yard, every...

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Every neighborhood has at least one of these, if not all!
The old retired guy that's home 24/7 but just has to cut his lawn at 8:00 AM every Saturday morning.
The old guy with the painfully huge beer gut and white chest hair that has to take his shirt off when the temp is over 70 degrees.
The guy with the perpetually open garage door.
The front stoop sitters. Even though they have a perfectly fine back yard, every activity has to take place on the front stairs.
The alley dwellers! Every time you throw the garbage out, these folks are "always" in the alley for some reason!
The middle aged neighbors that never go to work, receive unemployment payments (check accidentally delivered in your mail box), but always have a brand new car.
The city employee that leaves for "work" at 9:00 AM but returns home at 2:00 PM every day.

  • I guess I did! Recognize yourself? hahahahaha!

  • Lou in Dunning I didn't see nothing

    You have to be the most annoying person to post here. Why don’t you stay in your own yard and mind your own business. You obviously have a problem with city workers. So move.

Jun 06

Updated Jul 06

Firefighter kneels before football game

Has anyone seen a public statement from Ald. Sposato or Napolitano about this? I know I saw a picture of them at the game.

What do people think of this?

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/black-firefighter-takes-knee-at-charity-football-game-cpd-cfd-garry-mccarthy-anger/

    Black firefighter takes heat after taking knee at police-fire football game
    A political and emotional brush fire is smoldering within a grieving Chicago Fire Department over a national anthem protest that marred a charity football game dedicated to the memory of two fallen Chicago heroes.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com
  • You're talking about it. His protest worked. Like Paul said, you have the right to ignore it.

  • Where did Pau say that? You consider his protest having worked if people who are it were supportive, but how do you consider condemnation of his protest as working?

Jul 04

Updated Jul 05

Rain On 4th Of July?

"Every" year rain is predicted on the 4th of July. Rain was predicted the afternoon of July 3rd. In fact, they predicted flooding thunderstorms and high winds for Tuesday evening! Nothing happened! Also, thunderstorms were predicted for the afternoon / evening of the 4th. Still waiting! Skies are blue, sunny, with fluffy clouds. Media just loves panic and drama!

  • IMHO Been here long enough to know

    It rained in Jeff Park yesterday afternoon.

    South side had street flooding yesterday evening.

  • Nessuno Government Blank Check.

    Got "nothing" in Dunning / Belmont Heights! Barely a sprinkle. My outdoor potted plants are brown.

Jun 21

Updated Jun 23

Illegal handyman flyers posted on my garage which has two “No Soliciting” signs posted

So, after months of having my two “No Soliciting” ignored and illegal handymen flyers taped to my garage I’ve decided to get some satisfaction.

I called Jose yesterday and gave him an imaginary address about half way down the block from me. He stopped by half an hour later in the alley to look at the garage that “needed a lot of work”. Soon after getting there he started texting & calling me for me to come out. After about 20 minuets he drove away. I then texted him and told him why I just wasted 30 mins of his time. He replied in a viulgar laced text.

It made my day, no it made my week!

Hello, neighbor. This thread was closed due to violations of the EveryBlock community guidelines, which intend to keep discussions informative, friendly and respectful.

Jun 15

Register for the Dunning Community Wide Garage Sale!

Be sure to sign up to have your garage sale listed on a community map for the:

Dunning Community Garage Sale - West of Harlem
July 14th and 15th

&

Dunning Community Garage Sale - East of Harlem
July 21st and 22nd

Email subject “Dunning Community Garage Sale” to jaquaglia@yahoo.com w/ your name, address, and phone number to register.

May 22

Updated May 24

What is the truth Ald. Sposato

Yesterday, Nick Sposato posted on FB (in all capital letters for emphasis) that the new school being built on Oak Park Ave was going to be a neighborhood high school. Today I see an article saying that it will be a freshman academy for Taft with selective enrollment for 7th & 8th graders and that Sposato attended a meeting on May 8th where he said it was 90% confirmed. Does anyone know the truth? Are our elected officials purposely misleading the public because it is an election year?

http://nadignewspapers.com/2018/05/21/freshman-academy-for-taft-hs-appears-almost-a-done-deal/

    Freshman academy for Taft HS appears 'almost a done deal' - Nadig Newspapers - Northwest Side Local Newspapers
    by BRIAN NADIG The Taft High School Local School Council at its May 8 meeting received good news about the prospects of a new freshman campus to help relieve overcrowding at Taft. "It's almost a done deal that it's going to be a freshman academy," Alderman Nicholas Sposato (38th) told the LSC.
    http://nadignewspapers.com
  • I know when they opened a new charter school in Avondale it was only Freshman the 1st year. Then freshman and sophomore the next till they build all 4 years. I know charter isn't the same as COPS but this maybe why only Freshman the 1st year.

  • RALPH PAWLIKOWSKI I am Chicagoan

    @Chitownliz Yes, that would be my solution as an alderman too. Freshman first year, Freshman and Sophomore second year, etc. It would be a 4-year transition. The reasoning behind that would be to keep the kids in one school all 4 years. That would prevent current seniors, juniors, and sophomore...

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    @Chitownliz Yes, that would be my solution as an alderman too. Freshman first year, Freshman and Sophomore second year, etc. It would be a 4-year transition. The reasoning behind that would be to keep the kids in one school all 4 years. That would prevent current seniors, juniors, and sophomore kids from transferring from the Taft North campus to the Taft South campus. If this is the plan, then it should be honestly explained to the public this way.

    I remember when Gordon Technical High School went co-ed. The first year plan was to allow freshman girls in, the second year, sophomore girls, third year junior girls, etc. The transition was smooth.

May 03

Updated May 22

Water seepage after the rain

Did anybody get some water in their basement after last nights rain? It looks like the water came in to our basement through the wall in 3 spots... did anyone have the same problem? Does anyone have someone they can recommend and give me a ballpark idea of how mich it would cost to fix?

  • Hello everyone, I know that some of you were interested in this topic. I was waiting to see if with more rain everything will be fine and not even one drop after Mark came out to fix the cracks in our basement. Flat fee of $275 per crack (which was...

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    Hello everyone, I know that some of you were interested in this topic. I was waiting to see if with more rain everything will be fine and not even one drop after Mark came out to fix the cracks in our basement. Flat fee of $275 per crack (which was wayyyyyy less than other companies that I called.) He came out quickly and did the work professionally the same day! We are very happy with his work, glad that he's right in the area so he could come out right away. So here's his info as I recommend him 100% Mark 773-517-2390

  • Thank you.

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