May 02

Updated 22 hours ago

flooded basement

If I have a sump pump that discharges into sewer line and line backs up, what other options do I have, can I discharge into my yard?

  • I have a T switch installed which allows discharge into the city sewer and the other the the pvc pipe that runs out to the alley buried under my fence. The switch is turned to summer pipe via the outside pipe now and in the fall it's turned to the...

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    I have a T switch installed which allows discharge into the city sewer and the other the the pvc pipe that runs out to the alley buried under my fence. The switch is turned to summer pipe via the outside pipe now and in the fall it's turned to the city sewer so the water isn't freezing in the outside pipe. Whatever works to keep your lower level dry...do it. Also don't forget to divert those gutter downspouts away from the house and not down into the pipe that runs underneath your home.

  • We had a similar issue years back, we had Roto Flush Sewer Plumbing come in and correct the issue. Havent had the problem since. www.RotoFlushSewerPlumbing.com is their site give them a call if you are still having issues. The name of the plumber is Omar, real nice guy and he always shows up on time.

3 days ago

Updated 32 hours ago

Found: Young gray cat with fluffy tail and white flea collar

Found a sweet gray cat with a fluffy tail. Young and small--very sweet and friendly and feeling lost. She's wearing a white flea collar. She followed my boyfriend home. He found her on Monticello (near Cullom).

  • An update: I took him to the vet. He is not chipped, and tested negative for FIV/FeLV
    (whew!!). We've put up flyers, and rung a bunch of doorbells, but it seems like he might have been on his own for some time. We thought he was very young, but he...

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    An update: I took him to the vet. He is not chipped, and tested negative for FIV/FeLV
    (whew!!). We've put up flyers, and rung a bunch of doorbells, but it seems like he might have been on his own for some time. We thought he was very young, but he is a mature cat just very underweight.

    He's safe with me for as long as he needs--maybe forever if we can (slowly) get him together with our two cats. He's so sweet. I'm taking him back to the vet for a full exam next weekend.

    However, I'll leave this post up for a while in case someone is looking for him. Please let your neighbors know if you hear anything! Thank you.

  • Heather Albany Park resident, condo owner, cyclist

    Aww. Thank you for having him checked out and taking him in! He is lucky to have found such kind people.

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I'm seeking a parking space near Rockwell and Lawrence

Hello. I am looking for a covered or uncovered parking space for my compact Subaru near Rockwell and Lawrence (north of Lawrence). Recent victim of a hit and run side-swipe and would prefer to not have that happen again! Thank you!

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Van explosion at Lawrence and Pulaski

Did anyone see what happened? We drove by shortly after whatever happened happened. Van was in the middle of the street with huge flames rising from it, no other vehicle seemed to be involved and van didn’t appear to have hit anything. Hope that anyone who was in it made it out ok

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Looking to rent parking spots in near North Park University

Hi everyone!
My sister and I are new to the Albany Park neighborhood. We absolutely love living here. It's been the best place in Chicago I've lived thus far.

Currently, our neighborhood is overcrowded with cars on the street that I sometimes have to circle for over 30 minutes just to squeeze in somewhere. It's quite frustrating at the end of a very long day.

I was wondering if anyone in Albany Park might be renting their parking spot or...

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Hi everyone!
My sister and I are new to the Albany Park neighborhood. We absolutely love living here. It's been the best place in Chicago I've lived thus far.

Currently, our neighborhood is overcrowded with cars on the street that I sometimes have to circle for over 30 minutes just to squeeze in somewhere. It's quite frustrating at the end of a very long day.

I was wondering if anyone in Albany Park might be renting their parking spot or garage out. Both my sister and I would be looking for a spot. We currently live right by Ronan Park and North Park University. Anywhere close would be a Godsend.

I'm not very hopefully we'd be lucky enough to find something, but I thought I would put out the call.

Thank you all for your help!
Rachel

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

    Good luck! You may also want to check Nextdoor.com and Craigslist.org

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Gently Used Medical Supplies - Where to Donate?

Hello, neighbors! I am currently recovering from surgery and had to purchase a few items to make life manageable that I'd like to donate or sell in December when I *hopefully* no longer need them. I will have the following, all gently used:

1 pair of crutches (for heights 5'2" - 5'10")
1 cam walker boot with air pump (size adult small)
1 mobility knee scooter
1 shower chair
1 shoe lift (women's small, sizes 5.5-8)

I've heard that some...

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Hello, neighbors! I am currently recovering from surgery and had to purchase a few items to make life manageable that I'd like to donate or sell in December when I *hopefully* no longer need them. I will have the following, all gently used:

1 pair of crutches (for heights 5'2" - 5'10")
1 cam walker boot with air pump (size adult small)
1 mobility knee scooter
1 shower chair
1 shoe lift (women's small, sizes 5.5-8)

I've heard that some physical therapy offices will take these and donate them to countries in need, but I'd also love to help local folks if possible. I've checked places like ALS association, Shriners, and other organizations that don't accept these items.

Does anyone know of a local nonprofit that can use these items? If not I still plan on asking my physical therapist if they can donate them.

Thanks!

  • Go to your nearest VFW Post. There is always as VETERAN in need!!!

  • Dee Third generation in 45th Ward, now in 39th

    You could try the "Old Irving Park Community Clinic" on Addison just east of Central. They are the only "free" clinic on the north side of Chicago that charges nothing for their services or supplies and doesn't get any government or insurance payments. They are also in need of medical and non-medical volunteers.

    EMAIL info@oipcc.org
    CALL 773-427-0298

Nov 10

Updated 4 days ago

Dog passed away in my alley

I was coming back from work and saw a dog who had passed away laying in the alley this morning between Monticello and central park, south of Leland . Looked like a terrier or beagle mix. Had nothing on me to move the dog. So i went home to get a blanket, went back and the dog was gone. Looked in the garbages and didn't see it. Anyone know any thing?

  • Lisa Central park block

    Thank you guys, animal control did pick up the poor thing. Haven't seen any signs posted for it either.

  • Thanks Lisa

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Nov 11

Updated 6 days ago

Catalytic Converter Stolen

Hey neighbors, just letting you know that my catalytic converter was stolen off my Jeep parked on Mozart. I filed a police report, but I wanted you all to be on the lookout. There has been a wave of this crime on the NW side

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

    Kittyhop in Logan Square, I was standing at my rear kitchen window while on an important phone call, when I saw the perpetrator inside my truck. I yelled out as loud as I could and pounded on my window, which startled both the customer service representative and the a-hole in...

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    Kittyhop in Logan Square, I was standing at my rear kitchen window while on an important phone call, when I saw the perpetrator inside my truck. I yelled out as loud as I could and pounded on my window, which startled both the customer service representative and the a-hole in my truck. I ran out my backdoor towards my truck when he ran down the alley while clutching his, what looked like, a gun peering out of his shirt. I had left my vehicle unlocked (not any more), just to avoid damage to my vehicle in situations like this.

  • WOW!!That is quite something...and yes, scary that he might have had a gun....

    (The guy from the service that jumped my car today had a gun in his belt..that ISN"T why I gave him a tip however...)< that's a joke...but he did have a gun..

Nov 09

Updated 6 days ago

Cat Sitter Up Here?

Hi there...does anyone have any recommendations for a good pet/cat sitter in the Albany Park area?

  • Heather from Bow Wow Meow, or Marcia from Fur & Feathers. I found both through Yelp recently since I’ll be traveling for the holidays, and I love that they’re both in my neighborhood! Heather lives just down the street from me, actually! I feel like I found my local cat community, and that’s a good feeling. Marcia might have more availability than Heather... Or you could always check on Rover, they do cats too

  • Chicago Cowgrrrl proud Albany Park resident & Irving business owner

    We started using Greer at Mamabear Pet Care a few years ago when we had elderly cats that needed regular medications.
    https://www.facebook.com/mamabeargreer/?timeline_context_item_type=intro_card_work&timeline_context_item_source=618259609&pnref=lhc
    She was fantastic. Now that we have young cats, we've continued to use her because she's not only super knowledgeable and trustworthy, but she can relax when she's caring for our cats. She sends photos via text. She plays with the cats. She's a bit expensive if you have low maintenance cats, but if they need meds, she's your savior.

Nov 09

Updated 6 days ago

Piano Teacher

We are having a hard time finding a good piano teacher. Does anyone know a good teacher?

Nov 09

Updated 6 days ago

Loud "Boom" Last Night? Argyle and Central Park?

Did anyone hear a loud boom in the middle of night last night? I think it came from somewhere near Argyle and Central Park or perhaps further west. Thanks

  • ECM

    Also sorry to say very loud music from car in same general area early this AM. Please call police about this kind of thing also. Anyone else hear this? Both very unusual.

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

    I heard a loud Boom but it wasn't a gunshot unless someone has a cannon. It startled me and then a lesser boom followed. It seemed like a car but I'd never heard that noise before.

    I live by Pulaski and Irving so I get traffic noise from all over.

Nov 10

Updated Nov 12

Attemped break in!

Just caught 3 individuals trying to break in a 3407 w carmen storage room.
1 dark latino male with long black hair skinny
1 filipino looking male skinny
And 1 white woman

They sped off in a white panel van with two trump stickers in the back and an american flag in front.

Be on the lookout call police right away
Licence plate B truck
Illinois 1906710

  • Mute Mute Me

    what? 2non whites riding in a vehicle with 2 trump stickers and an american flag?! the vehicle must be stolen too!

  • Thank you for posting that!

  • SCC Northwest sider my whole life.

    Make B&E Great Again!

Nov 03

Updated Nov 11

Sweetened Beverage Tax

Does anyone know why I'm still being charged the sweetened beverage tax?

  • The orange juice was bough from the refrigerated section but if doesn't show 100% juice. Next time I'll read the label more carefully because it looks like good orange juice but the small print says orange juice beverage with no artificial sweeteners less surgar.

  • Joint FB account, Mute...let's not rush things my dear. In due time.

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appealunfairpropertytax.com/veterans-day-special.html

Oct 17

Updated Nov 09

Refugee Donations

Anyone know of any services taking donations for refugees? I have some furniture and household items i'd like to donate. Any ideas?

  • amv Montrose & Kedzie

    I have a gently used full-size mattress I'd like to donate. It's still in very good condition, and it's been kept in a hypoallergenic zip-around mattress protector.

    Is it possible to have someone come pick it up? I don't have a vehicle or anyone to help me take it downstairs. I'd hate to throw it out since it still has a lot of use left.

    Thanks!

  • VPGirl New to AP

    Hi, I have some bedding that I can donate. Sheets and covers for a queen size bed

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Nov 04

Updated Nov 06

Shots fired

Around 4:43am there were three shots fired...about 30sec later 2 more shots were fired by Small Bar. Police were looking around but haven't found anything. I heard the first three shots got up and the next two were shot. Couldnt see them but very loud.

  • correction - probably near 3000 N Albany - at Wellington, by the bar.

  • Wellington and Albany. Shots were fired again yesterday at 12:30pm. They found casings from the bullets.

Oct 31

Updated Nov 05

Stolen Dog at Addison/Damen

Stolen dog in North Center (Addison/Damen)! My colleague just got footage from a neighbor's home security of someone walking off with her dog - taken from her fenced in yard. If you live in the area please be on the look out for this sweet pup.

Nov 05

fly dumping

Has anyone seen a little silver four-door Subaru hatchback dumping trash, short white male dumping furniture and trash up and down the alley.Report to aldermans office. http://www.33rdward.org/

Nov 02

Updated Nov 05

Wooden Chairs stolen from front yard 4100 block of Mozart

Had some decent wood Adirondack chairs in the front yard for a couple of years - one day after Halloween they were stolen. These are heavy wooden chairs that would have required a vehicle to move. Who steals chairs?

  • smartypants Be Nice

    People stole our metal garden fencing (the tiny kind that you just stick into the ground.) Sad. I'm sorry this happened to you. We even had to drill our front planters into the concrete to keep them from being stolen. Don't give up. Just chain them down.

  • K in North Center longtime North Side resident

    Sorry to read this, Tom. Hope you are able to get new ones as well as a way to keep them secure.

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Updated Nov 04

Broken car window

A day late asking .... came out at 6:30 am to find my car window on driver's side had been busted in. Nothing stolen (not that there was anything), just really irritating. Wondering if anyone else in area had same experience? Happened on Francisco between Belmont & Elston.

  • Was this Halloween night?

  • Yes, unfortunately. I have lived in Chicago for 15 years .... 2.5 in this neighborhood and have never had any issues.

  • It was a group of neighborhood teenage kids who busted car windows on multiple vehicles with a baseball bat on Halloween night. If anyone else had their windows busted in the Avondale neighborhood or by the Target on Addison near Sacramento park send me a private message and I’ll pass along the information I have.

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Nov 01

Updated Nov 03

Belmo t & Kedzie area

Does any one know who to talk with about cleaning up tbe under pass by Belmont & Kedzie.I walk every day to train & home.It is getting dirtier & dirtier each day.Someone dumped a load of clothes now you walk in street or over the pile. I have lived in area for 40 some years & this is the worst its ever been. Needs to be cleaned before bad weather starts.

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