3 days ago

Updated 44 hours ago

Drug Dealing Brothers On Oriole!

I'm gonna get this off my chest before July 19th! What is the deal with the drug dealing brothers that live on Oriole near Roscoe? Everybody knows who I'm talking about! At least once a month several police vehicles show up, as well as a fire truck and ambulance, and take the younger brother away in handcuffs! After all this drama, he's back and dealing along with his older brother. All this happening in a cop neighborhood!

  • Nessuno Government Blank Check.

    He is definitely a junky himself, although they never take him out on a stretcher. He's always in cuffs. And both brothers do deal. They do the thing where a car stops on the corner, they get in and drive around the block, then get out a few doors down.

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    We have a guy like that around six corners a walking drugstore.

2 days ago

St. William Opportunity Scholarships

St. William is excited to offer The Opportunity Scholarship to your child. The Scholarship is for NEW families only. It is worth $1,500 and renewable for three years. The scholarships are on a first come first serve basis so act fast! Scholarships are available until August 10th for families that qualify. For access to quality education, call our office at (773) 637 - 5130 to schedule a tour today!

2 days ago

Ward Night Cancelled

The 29th Ward Service Office will not be holding its weekly Ward Night on Monday, July 16. The next Ward Night will be held on Monday, July 23 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience.

2 days ago

Clean Up After Your Dog Signs Are Here

We are very excited to announce that our "Clean Up After Your Dog" signs have arrived! Stop by our office at 6272 W North Avenue to pick up yours. Quantities are limited so there’s a limit of one sign per household.

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.

Jul 05

Updated Jul 06

FOUND: male dog (possible jack russell terrier) near Menard and Roscoe

FOUND: I found this little guy around 10:30am today (7/5/18) running along Menard near Roscoe. He was scared at first, but finally allowed me to pet him. No tags, so I took him to the vet to check for a microchip -- no chip :( He is very sweet, is house-trained, and loves belly rubs. He will be staying with me until I can find the owner.

  • Kudos for being such a caring person. I hope you find his owner. Just be careful who you give him to. There are people who will claim to be an owner who do not have an animal's best interest at heart. Having a full description makes it easy to do. He is a cutie.

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.

Jul 02

Fireworks Safety and Holiday Office Hours

Just a reminder for the Holiday Week.

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 22

Updated Jun 23

"Key component of Emanuel affordable housing plan falls short"

Good article in today's Chicago Tribune! Among other things, explains why our taxes keep going up even though there is all that construction downtown and on the north side!
We're actually paying for it all! Private developers getting public subsidies.

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

    No different from agribusinesses getting our tax dollars to keep sugar and milk prices artificially low.

Jun 19

Updated Jun 21

Obama-Land Fiasco Worsens - Chicago Taxpayers Now Face $224 Million Bill

Interesting article! I would be AMAZED if the bought and paid for mainstream media actually reported on this!
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-06-18/obama-land-fiasco-worsens-chicago-taxpayers-now-face-224-million-bill

    Obama-Land Fiasco Worsens - Chicago Taxpayers Now Face $224 Million Bill
    Authored by Mark Glennon via Wirepoints.com, The taxpayer bill for the Obama Center to be built on Chicago's Southside now appears to be $224 million, not $172 million as initially reported, and it's certainly not privately funded as initially promised.
    https://www.zerohedge.com

Jun 19

3rd Wednesday Monthly Community Meeting Tomorrow

Join us at Shriners Hospital @ 6 pm to discuss community concerns and developments in the 29th Ward.

Jun 16

Hold On To your Wallets!!

I suspect a lot of folks are gonna be in for a big shock when Jefferson Township starts receiving their new assessments come July. Especially the folks that have been getting away with murder all these years. I looked up a home I pass by regularly and saw it was presently assessed at $223,000. I looked it up on RedFin and saw it last sold for … $400,000!!! Another "mansion" owned by a cop on Overhill, has been paying the freight on a $330,000 assessment when RedFin says it last sold for over $500,000!!!

Jun 15

29th Ward Updates

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Excessive Heat Watch. Residents can use various cooling centers throughout the City including 10 S. Kedzie and CPD locations (24 hours). Also, please note our summer hours. Friday's the office will close at 2:30 pm and open on Saturday's at 9 am.

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.

Jun 09

Updated Jun 10

Stupid Question: Why Doesn't The County Assessor Allow You To Hire Independent Assessor?

Why doesn't the county assessor allow you to hire a licensed, independent assessor to determine your property value and thus the taxes? How can Crook County determine the value of a home without setting foot inside? There's "no way" I could get close to what the county says my home is worth! I'm still rockin' a fuse box. No central air. My basement has seen leakage / backups. No remodels since the 1970's. The only water valve that isn't corroded in the open position is the main. I know the answer already but, I would like to hear other opinions.

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

    Every Cook County property owner should file an appeal every time her/his township is open for appeals. It's become a relatively simple, online process.

    Our assessed value went from 357K to 440K in three years, which is ludicrous. Our (1st round) appeal is pending

  • Nessuno Government Blank Check.

    I "suspect" the new formula the assessor is using is similar to what the real-estate industry uses. Jefferson Township gets their assessments in July, 2018. If you wanna see what your new assessment "may" be, check out Zillow, Red Fin, etc. and see what they claim your property is worth.

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    Crooked system vote these guys out

May 31

Car Dirty? Come get your car washed. Saturday, June 2nd 9AM to 1 PM

Car Dirty? Come get your car washed.
Saturday, June 2nd
9AM to 1 PM

St Pascal Boy Scout Troop 815
Car Wash Fundraiser
St Pascal Church Parking Lot
Moody & Irving Park Rd

May 28

"Wilding Weekend!"

From SSC: Wilding Weekend

"Reports abound.....but not in the media for some reason:
Time for FOP to come out with no go zones for the public. Downtown and Michigan ace were up for grabs last night(Sat). Packs of black youths fighting and damaging property. CTA even shut down northbound red line trains and CPD herded them to the l stops and sent them packing. Target store at Clark and Roosevelt overwhelmed ."

Blatantly absent from the main stream media's Memorial...

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From SSC: Wilding Weekend

"Reports abound.....but not in the media for some reason:
Time for FOP to come out with no go zones for the public. Downtown and Michigan ace were up for grabs last night(Sat). Packs of black youths fighting and damaging property. CTA even shut down northbound red line trains and CPD herded them to the l stops and sent them packing. Target store at Clark and Roosevelt overwhelmed ."

Blatantly absent from the main stream media's Memorial Day morning newscasts! Don't worry Rahm's lap dogs. Nothing will stop those narcissistic suburbanites, hipsters, yuppies, and assorted millennials from venturing downtown. They are untouched by crime. The same types of people that walk home from a bar at 2:00AM with headphones on! "Not gonna happen to ME. I'm a little princess."

May 26

Updated May 27

"Chicago is booming. Not going to bust. Expensive condos, houses and luxury apartments …"

"Chicago is booming. Not going to bust. Expensive condos, houses and luxury apartments being built left and right." Exactly! So why are property taxes and other fees constantly going up? If the tax base is getting bigger, property taxes should actually be going down. Look at Rosemont. They're raking in the dough with their business and convention centers. They then pass the savings on to their residents in the form of property tax reductions.

A post from Second City Cop. I also ask. Then why do taxes and fees keep going up?

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    Can we drink Starbucks under the bridge

  • U won’t be able to afford Starbucks after the politicians get done with u.

May 23

Updated May 25

Assessments Going Up?!

I've noticed a lot of talk in the media about folks upset with their Crook County property assessments for 2018. Especially in Lakeview. How are they able to view their future assessments? I've looked at the assessors website. The treasurers website. I can't find anywhere with the revised assessments. Any suggestions?

  • Nessuno Government Blank Check.

    I was born and raised in Lakeview, three blocks from Wrigley. My old family home, a two flat, was assessed at (around) $650,000 in 2017. It is now assessed at over $1,100,000! Good luck to the folks that own it now! Although, they knew what they were getting into I suppose.

  • Nessuno Government Blank Check.

    I just figured it out! The assessor is basically using the same formula the real estate industry uses. If you wanna know what your future assessment may be, just go to Redfin or Zillow, etc.

    P.S. I don't feel sorry for the tools that bought my old family home.The last sale price was over $900,000! Seems like $1,000,000 is kind of low now! So they were getting away with murder for awhile.

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 22

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