26 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Bad Gas

So apparently I've put "bad contaminated" gas in my car TWICE now...not returning to the same station as the first time...does anyone else experience this in our area?!

What stations do you trust...!? HELP!

  • Best steak burrito in Chicago is La Pasadita on Ashland near Division.
    There are other locations but I don't know if they are all serving the same fare.
    Closest one to you Eric is on Irving a bit west of California.

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    I use mobil on irving pulaski for 6 years 2 different cars. A 2004 and a 2017. Always use the cheapest gas too. No problems.

39 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

    2 people wounded in Albany Park shooting
    Two people were wounded in an Albany Park neighborhood shooting Wednesday evening on the Northwest Side. The 16-year-old boy and 23-year-old man were in the 4600 block of North Central Park Avenue at 6:50 p.m. when they heard shots and felt pain, according to Chicago Police.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com
  • Eric Pepeson NW-side deplorable, based-stickman, commie-crusher

    Future alder-creatures.

  • Spam Alert Don't be selling your used junk up in here, okay?

    "@ Spam, you don't think that 5 guys running at 3:30 in the morning is suspicious?"

    Well, don't you think I was being generous with Janu? After all, in her first telling, the guys who "looked like" gang bangers were just "going" down the street. After Robin's challenge, suddenly they were running.

Jun 13

Updated 8 hours ago

Parking Spaces for Rent?

Hey Everyone,

My Fiance and I just moved to Albany Park (Sunnyside and Drake) and parking is a nightmare. It has been taking 20+ minutes on average to find a parking spot every night. I'm looking for 1 or 2 parking spaces for rent that are close to our location.

  • It’s really not that complicated you want parking start a petition to get residential parking once you have enough signatures you will be provided with parking, but remember going forward you’ll pay extra for that parking every year

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    "The truck is still on Kimball with tickets on it has been there for months"

    Can you post the address for me. Ill get on this. Ive never been able to not get booted after having 2 tickets for months at a time.

    Post the address so we can all...

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    "The truck is still on Kimball with tickets on it has been there for months"

    Can you post the address for me. Ill get on this. Ive never been able to not get booted after having 2 tickets for months at a time.

    Post the address so we can all report it for you.

    "We need random checks that vehicles have the proper registration "

    Plates and a sticker on the plate is proper registration no? The city is great about ticketing those without plates and plate stickers

    "I think they use to do random checks by the police shining lights on cars for city stickers"

    They still do. For cars whos plates are registered in chicago.

3 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Parked car in driveway?

I have a question about parking a car in my driveway. My inlaws are going south for the next month or so and have left their vehicle in our driveway. It will mostly remained parked there -- we don't plan on using it much if at all. Do I need to purchase a city sticker for it? It has current IL plates but is registered in a suburb.

  • oops...reading is fundamental...disregard my last comment, Robin et al.

  • If Sami takes the car out on public property (aka city or village streets) he runs the risk of a ticket. Its easy for law enforcement to spot this time of year. If you have a green registration sticker you're expired. Yellow is for 2018 expirations and orange is for 2019 expirations.

Feb 08

Updated 28 hours ago

Screaming guy by Irving and Pulaski

I know this will seem a bit... nuts.

Frequently, I hear some guy screaming nonsense in the middle of the day right near this intersection. I've SEEN him doing it a couple times too. Screaming at nobody. Perhaps has a medical condition. Either way, has anyone else seen him? I really wonder if he screams inside his apartment building which is near me as well.

  • I’ve seen the screaming guy often near the Irving Park Blue line station several times. The guy I’m talking about is unmistakable...not distracting only in certain locations. He is clearly mentally ill and screams at the top of his lungs; I can hear him from a few blocks away. He is saying something but I have no idea what. He is so loud that I always think that he must have a sore throat from the screaming.

  • Ellen K. From the far NW side and now back.

    yeah, every day around 4:30 he walks north on Pulaski from the Blue Line screaming. Once I saw him ON the el platform at 7:30am screaming at the cars...and I swear he was telling them to have a nice day! LOL He got on neither el when I was there.

Jan 10

Updated 3 days ago

Litterbugs!

I was just coming down Pulaski from Foster and saw someone allow a child to throw a half- drunk(en?) punch bottle. When I pulled up next to them, they took off as if they knew they were wrong. The reason I say that is because even though it is a bit warmer, someone in an SUV (Grey Nissan Mirano, I think) would know if the window was opened. People, this is the problem: if we don't teach our children to...

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I was just coming down Pulaski from Foster and saw someone allow a child to throw a half- drunk(en?) punch bottle. When I pulled up next to them, they took off as if they knew they were wrong. The reason I say that is because even though it is a bit warmer, someone in an SUV (Grey Nissan Mirano, I think) would know if the window was opened. People, this is the problem: if we don't teach our children to do better, how can we expect better from them? Just bothers me because I pick up trash in front of my house and neighbors, shovel snow, etc, and don't feel that anyone realizes they are in a 'neighborhood' any longer. When did this blatant disregard for others start?

  • Try the whitefish weekend special at Kabobi. Ask for it so that they get the message that we want it on the regular menu, not only on the weekend specials. I'm addicted to that kabobi whitefish!!! I get really cranky when they don't offer it. Help me!!! 😍

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    I like the shrimp kabobs at noon

4 days ago

Waterproofing

Hi Again!

Since we had such great feedback about fences (thank you!), I wonder if anyone has a waterproofing/restoration company they’d recommend?

I figured we can’t be the only one with seepage/flooding so close to the River.

Thank you in advance,
Michelle :)

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Theft at Welles park tonight

My son's friend had his bag (phone,clothes etc)stolen from the locker room. The two male thieves also entered the girls locker room. Warn your kids to be sure to always lock up their stuff and girls should always immediately alert an adult if a male enters their locker room. Wish there were cameras in the hallways there too.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Cleaning service?

I’m looking for a cleaning person for my home. Ideally pay by the hour type as all of the services I see are pre-set with what they will do.

  • Emora67 North Center resident

    Clearly Clean charges by the hour 773.744.2334

4 days ago

**PhotoSchmoto** posted 1 photo to Flickr:

5 days ago

Any commendations on a Snow Removal service in Albany Park?

Any commendations on a Snow removal service in Albany Park? I am talking about the typical sidewalk and front stairs. Thank you.

Jan 12

Updated 5 days ago

    Candidate for Illinois attorney general robbed at gunpoint
    A candidate running for Illinois Attorney General was robbed at gunpoint while he was taking promotional photos for his campaign Thursday afternoon in the Northwest Side ward where he's also the Democratic committeeman, according to his campaign manager and authorities.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jan 08

Updated 5 days ago

Seeking Realtor who knows Albany Park

We're considering selling our condo and we're looking for a Realtor who specializes in the area between Montrose & Irving Park, California & Kedzie. Does anyone have any recommendations?

Jan 11

Updated 6 days ago

Illegal parking on private property

Can I tow an illegally parked car on my private back lot? What are my rights?

  • Perhaps this link will help; yes, it's your private property and you can tow. The link is for a company that will make a sign with the IL statute number on it: https://www.mysecuritysign.com/illinois-no-trespassing-signs

  • Someone parked blocking the entrance to my driveway. I called the police and they came and wrote a $100.00 ticket and asked me if I wanted the car towed. I told them the ticket was sufficient for the first time. He said if they ever block the driveway again I can have them towed.
    BTW, I do have a store bought sign that warns people that if they park and block the driveway their car will be towed away.

Jan 04

Updated 6 days ago

    Albany Park development details don't ease residents' gentrification worries
    A standing-room-only crowd of Albany Park residents turned out on a frigid Wednesday night to learn more about about a mixed-use development proposed for the site of the Lawrence-Kedzie Self Storage building, and what they heard did little to allay concerns about increasing gentrification in the neighborhood.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com

6 days ago

6 days ago

  • Book Bins and Math Helpers!

    Ms. Owens is asking for $177.31:
    My students need math boards to learn addition and subtraction and book bins to store our books!
    Cics-Irving Park Comment

Jan 09

Updated 6 days ago

Drivers Chucking Objects At Your Car After You Honk At Them For Safety Reasons

Has anyone else experienced this? Ever since I moved here from Detroit, I started experiencing this...me honking at a person, because they are about to hit me, and them instantly getting pissed, when it's very obvious I was not in the wrong and just saying , "hey I'm here I don't think you see me! Ive had multiple people do this, almost get out of their car, one did once, screamed at me and threaten to beat me up...the last...

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Has anyone else experienced this? Ever since I moved here from Detroit, I started experiencing this...me honking at a person, because they are about to hit me, and them instantly getting pissed, when it's very obvious I was not in the wrong and just saying , "hey I'm here I don't think you see me! Ive had multiple people do this, almost get out of their car, one did once, screamed at me and threaten to beat me up...the last two people have just gotten in front of me anyways, then slowed down or pulled over...opened their window up and throw some hard object at my car.

It is very dumb, dangerous, and traumatizing.

I can't help but wonder ever what the other person is thinking.... especially since they usually have another person in the car watching them throw a temper tantrum baicslly...when they were in the wrong...

  • Eric Pepeson NW-side deplorable, based-stickman, commie-crusher

    I remember the good ole days when road rage on the northwest side was fun for the whole family. Not anymore, mooks and neighborhood cretin will just pull a gun out and shoot at you. Back in the day, hand gestures and well thought out expletives would suffice, now not so much.

  • LarryB Dog owner / wine sipper

    I'm hep to those vibrations daddy-o.....evil is as evil does..

Jan 12

Updated Jan 12

ER vehicles on 4300 N St. Louis

I saw a number of emergency vehicles on the 4300 N block of St Louis this evening. How that everyone is safe!

Jan 12

Updated Jan 12

Helicopters Over St. Louis and Cullom

Fire at 4251 n. St. Louis

  • LadyHawk justdointheright35thward

    Scanner just now instructions to a unit to call the Arson Unit ASAP.

Jan 12

Jan 10

Updated Jan 11

Aaron Goldstein’s “Every Day I Fight”: Return the Illinois Attorney General’s Office to the People

Candidates running for Illinois Attorney General have been shown to be loyal to the Party. Aaron Goldstein is running to give the Attorney General's office back to the people. He will be the people's attorney.

Right now, this office is representing big money, big corporations and political insiders. No one is representing the people. Aaron will return the office to its intended function. As a life-long Public Defender, Aaron Goldstein is the candidate who most truly aligns with the AG's...

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Candidates running for Illinois Attorney General have been shown to be loyal to the Party. Aaron Goldstein is running to give the Attorney General's office back to the people. He will be the people's attorney.

Right now, this office is representing big money, big corporations and political insiders. No one is representing the people. Aaron will return the office to its intended function. As a life-long Public Defender, Aaron Goldstein is the candidate who most truly aligns with the AG's original mission.

Unapologetically progressive, Aaron’s compelling new video, tells his story as a native Chicagoan who grew up to become a public defender of everyday Illinoisans. Goldstein graduated from Lane Tech High School and then earned his bachelors’ degree in political science from the University of Illinois and his JD from the University of Iowa.

When he finished law school, he applied for only one job: to become a public defender, “because I believe in the human dignity of us all,” Goldstein said. He has devoted his career to representing individuals—real people—in criminal and civil rights cases. He has litigated hundreds of cases.

“I believe that a lawyer’s job is to stand for the most vulnerable in our society and to live out the principle of ‘justice for all,’” said Goldstein. Throughout his career, he has witnessed, firsthand, the destructive impact of income inequality, segregation and unfairness in the criminal justice system. “The criminal justice system is broken, but we can change this.”

In the video he shows how he stood up against the machine and won by beating long-time politician and power broker Richard Mell to become 33rd Ward Democratic Committeeman. He is running for Attorney General to make bold, progressive change—to stand up to powerful interests, make lasting criminal justice reform and fight government corruption.

This video is part of a media campaign and will be seen throughout Illinois.

    Home - Aaron Goldstein for Attorney General
    I am running for Attorney General to stand up for all Illinoisans. I will be a champion for justice and stand up for all of us. That's what I've stood for my whole life and that's why I'm running for Attorney General.
    http://ag4ag.org
Hello, neighbor. This thread was closed due to violations of the EveryBlock community guidelines, which intend to keep discussions informative, friendly and respectful.

Jan 11

affordable snow removal service/person?

hello neighbors!
We are a new business at the corner of Avondale and Pulaski and we are looking for a more affordable option for our snow removal. We're interested in a professional service for heavier snow falls (over one inch) and/or a local person who could just (perhaps with a snowblower?) take care of our sidewalks during light snowfalls. We've gotten lucky so far this year but there is still (purportedly) a lot of winter days left!

Thanks!
Sonya Seifert
Bluebird Wellness
www.bluebirdwell.com

    home page
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    http://www.bluebirdwell.com

Jan 08

Updated Jan 09

Happy day food & liquor

Fri or sat gang shooting? Any info?

  • ward greenleaf Smokey and the Bandit, Hooper, Cannonball Run...

    Arrest made

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    Way to end the curiosity ward!

Jan 06

Updated Jan 09

Breakroom / Finches / Ravinia Brewing

Does anyone know when Ravinia Brewing will open? That carcass of a store front is just sitting there.

  • I sent Ravinia a message and this is the response I got:
    I wish I had a better answer for you, but unfortunately there are a variety of issues to work through at the Montrose spot that continue to put timing and planning up in the air. It is a wonderful spot and a wonderful neighborhood which we are really hoping to make work - but some thing are simply out of our control. Keep checking back with us and hopefully we'll know more soon!

  • Eric Pepeson NW-side deplorable, based-stickman, commie-crusher

    That's too bad, ya' know I always wanted to open up a nice restaurant & bar. That building would a make a good dirty neighborhood strip club with a nasty lunch buffet. Maybe put some of those slot machines in the back and patrons can also bet on the ponies with an OTB. Forget about all those fancy microbrews, only Schlitz or Old Style for a buck and a quarter each. It will be the classiest establishment on the NW side. Call it "Deplorables"

Jan 08

Updated Jan 09

Old issues of National Geographics

Howdy neighbors- I have about 5 years worth of magazines that I want to get rid of. Wondering if this is something a school wants or any crafty folks. 2006-2010 are the approximate years. They also have the fake leather book box that they are stored in.
Anyone... Anyone... Bueller? If not then I will just take them to the Village Disco...

  • Hi there! I would be happy to take some of the National Geographics off your hands. I send care packages to troops and those magazines are requested and very well received. Let me know if I could grab some. Thanks!

  • ElizabethB..how cool!!! (You , too!) Thanks for this!!!

Jan 09

Jan 04

Updated Jan 07

Baby Stuff Donation

Hey folks, I have accumulated a ton of baby stuff over the years ( 5 children ), Potty trainer, basinet, several fold up plans, bath tub, etc. I donate to the epilepsy foundation but they do not take baby stuff. Also, most of it is too big to box. Does anyone know who may take these items? They are all in excellent condition. Also, it would have to be a pick up. Thanks in advance for your help.

  • Ilene, I think I also have children's boots!!

  • Ron in Ravenswood Home Remodeler

    I Have an unused, brand new baby swing seat. Goodwill will not take it. Liability they say. Cannot just put it in the recycle bin. Someone can use it. Please e-mail me at gum006@yahoo.com. I will carry it to you. Live near Lawrence and Damen.

Jan 07

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    WORK IN (1) COMMERCIAL UNIT: REPLACE DRYWALL - ELECTRICAL PERMIT # 100741926 (NO STRUCTURAL WORK)- ALL WORK SAME AS EXISTING; SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS

    3745 N. Elston Ave. Issued January 4, 2018 Comment

Jan 07

Jan 06

Free computer desk

Free computer desk is 20.5"deep x44.4" width x 30.25" high

Keyboard shelf extends but not as far as it should (about 1/2 way - can still use as is for a keyboard or can probably be fixed).

One side drawer above section that can house a computer tower.

Top of desk has some permanent marker scribbles on it thanks to my first child.

If interested, contact me at kflaminio@hotmail.com. Located at Belmont/California.

Jan 06

Jan 05

Dec 29

Updated Jan 04

Appealing Property Taxes

I wondering if anyone has appealed their property taxes on they're own. I'm currently using a lawyer for the process. I understand that the value of my house is determined by the "Fair Market Value" but who / how is that determined? When comparing my place to similar on my block - lot size, two flat, some brick ( mine is frame) they are all valued less and paying less taxes. And they are claiming the Homeowners Exemption also or none at all. How would I go about getting the value of my place corrected?

  • Of course, you should only appeal if your assessed value goes up.

  • Elizabeth, can you explain inactive user's advise was deserving of a thumbs down?

Dec 14

Updated Jan 04

Please clear snow and ice from sidewalks.

Most sidewalks were full of ice this week. If there is a melt of snow one day and you see the temperatures will drop over night the sidewalks will have ice. When I try to walk on these sidewalks and try not to fall I think of the people that live in these homes that didn't bother to clear their sidewalks. Think of your neighbors, the kids on their way to school and the delivery people. It only takes a few minutes to clear your sidewalk. There are many bad sidewalks with cracks and dug up in the neighborhood. So add ice and snow and it makes it that much worse.

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    I am a landlord , I shovel stairs,sidewalks and salt . Many homeowners don't. Many city sidewalks also are in need of repairs so who gets the ticket the city.

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    It really irks me when someones stairs and porch is shoveled and salted but the sidewalk is not

Jan 03

Dec 31

Updated Jan 02

Witness a hit and run at 3818 N. Kimball Avenue at 11:00am on 12/28/17?

Hello. Did anyone witness a car crash at 3818 N. Kimball Avenue at 11:00am on 12/28/17? My car was parked there and there was a hit and run. I obtained the police report and that report states that a witness saw a black Mercedes driven by older man hit two cars (including mine) and drive off. Security footage would also be great, of course.

  • Chris H Kimball Ave Homeowner

    Thank you very much for the response. I appreciate it. Does 11:00am sound right for the time of the crash?

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

    Yes 11 am, that sounds about right.

Dec 29

Updated Jan 02

HIT AND RUN VIDEO 4100 BLOCK OF DRAKE

Perhaps a good reason to have speed bumps and drivers with consciences.

https://video.nest.com/clip/537434ef3fbf4f35b1a83230ba4fcfa5.mp4

    Shared Clip | Nest
    Caught on #NestCam
    https://video.nest.com
  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    "This is just Example #2000+ since this particular poster registered this particular ID and proceeded to try to stir every pot"

    Not sure how admitting id be a selfish coward in this instance is stirring the pot.

  • I thank you For sharing and being a responsible neighbor in doing so!

Jun 05 2016

Updated Jan 01

Foster/adoption Support Groups

Hi Neighbors! Does anyone know of any unofficial Foster and Adoption support groups? DCFS doesn't show any in this area (Albany Park/Irving Park). If you don't know of one, but are a foster or adoptive parent yourself, would you be interested in being a part of a support group? I am a foster parent in the process of adoption and would love to meet some other families in our neighborhood walking this road. Please pass on any information or interest! Thanks!

  • John AP 5 Year AP resident. LOVE it

    Hello-

    My wife and I just adopted internationally . The boys came home to us around thanksgiving .

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    Try reaching out through lydia home on irving.

Jan 01

Dec 29

Updated Dec 31

Hit and run

Hi neighbors. Hit and run at 4135 n Drake. Dark 4 door suv was Nb drake but lost control, made a u turn and fled sb drake. At least 2 cars hit, 1 appears a total loss.

  • @bob, in that case, you incur the loss, depending on the amount of loss, you may be able to deduct something off of taxes.

    then your option is to find the responsible party and see if you can sue to recover losses incurred.

  • ward greenleaf Smokey and the Bandit, Hooper, Cannonball Run...

    Bob, you are them SOL!

Dec 31

Dec 28

Updated Dec 30

Here the picture of the lost cat

If anybody has seen this cat this is my niece lost cat i hope he is safe she is really worry about him.please keep a eye out for him.he goes by the name of lonski he is very friendly

Dec 26

Updated Dec 29

Lost cat

My niece lost her cat in the neighborhood on kimball between irving park and cuyler it a grey and white tabby it is very friendly it answered to lonski please help her find it its very cold outside for him he is a indoor cat

  • Cats usually do not go far since they tend to be skittish in new situations. Not knowing the specific it's hard to say but - It could be hiding under stairs close by or behind a furnace... good luck, I know how overwhelming this can feel...

  • Thank u he could be under stairway by them i will the check again it so true that cats stay in the place they know

Dec 29

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