17 hours ago

Updated 34 min 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.

2 hours ago

2 killed in South Side shooting mark first shooting deaths in 7 days

Both were shot shortly before 7 p.m. in the 4600 block of North Central Park Avenue in the city’s Albany Park neighborhood.

This article has 3 other Chicago locations (Show)

The men were sitting in a vehicle around 2:50 a.m. in the 6600 block of South Evans Avenue in the West Woodlawn neighborhood when someone pulled up in a vehicle and fired shots, Chicago police said.

Kendrick L. Williams, 26, was found dead around 10:40 a.m. in the 11900 block of South Harvard Avenue in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side. The Cook County medical examiner’s office ruled the death a homicide.

The last shooting death happened on Jan. 11. Uriah Hughes, 32, was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital after he was shot while getting in a vehicle in the 5300 block of Race Avenue in the South Austin neighborhood on the West Side.

    Two shot in Albany Park
    A shooting on the Northwest Side injured two people.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

6 hours ago

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7 hours ago

Two shot in Albany Park

Both were shot shortly before 7 p.m. in the 4600 block of North Central Park Avenue in the city’s Albany Park neighborhood.

    Two shot in Albany Park
    A shooting on the Northwest Side injured two people.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

2 days ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Fence Builders

Hi Friends! Wondering if anyone has any recommendations for a fence builder? We are looking to build a horizontal fence in backyard as well as our front yard. Any recommendations are appreciated!

18 hours ago

Water line install pipe replacement Referrals needed

Hello, i'm getting a waterline install quote for a 3 flat in the Northside of Chicago. Looking for economical referrals if anyone has any. I've already gotten pricey quotes from Apex, and Parks Plumbing but am wondering if a smaller company can do better. Thanks everyone.

Jan 10

Updated 19 hours 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!!! 😍

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    I like the shrimp kabobs at noon

Jun 13

Updated 23 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.

  • a.
    It shall be unlawful for any person to abandon any motor vehicle on any public way within the city.  A vehicle shall be deemed to have been abandoned if it (a) is in such a state of disrepair as to be incapable of being driven in its present condition...

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    a.
    It shall be unlawful for any person to abandon any motor vehicle on any public way within the city.  A vehicle shall be deemed to have been abandoned if it (a) is in such a state of disrepair as to be incapable of being driven in its present condition or (b) has not been moved or used for more than seven consecutive days and is apparently deserted or (c) has been left on the public way without state registration plates or a temporary state registration placard for two or more days.  Any person who violates this subsection shall be fined the amount set forth in Section 9-100-020 for each offense.  Each day a vehicle remains abandoned shall constitute a separate and distinct offense for which a separate penalty may be imposed.

    Also you can report verhicles who appear abandoned. FYI.

    Maybe for the vehicle stickers they could ask for info when you apply for Illinois plates for a better proof of address and they would be able to follow up on people who don't get the stickers. A lot of revenue is lost obviously by the amount of vehicles I've seen with no Chicago City Sticker.

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    "they could ask for info when you apply for Illinois plates for a better proof of address"

    Better proof of address than what they already ask for? Like what? This is not the problem. The problem is anyone who lives anywhere can drive a car owned by anyone who lives...

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    "they could ask for info when you apply for Illinois plates for a better proof of address"

    Better proof of address than what they already ask for? Like what? This is not the problem. The problem is anyone who lives anywhere can drive a car owned by anyone who lives anywhere. You know how uhauls in chicago all have arizona plates? Do they have city stickers? Ill check next time i see one if noone gets back with an answer. Lots of people drive cars daily that dont belong to them. Not sure how you expect the city to know if someone has resided somewhere for more than 30 days. If they could figure out a way to get these people to pay up im sure they would. Figure out a way and im sure the city will love to enforce it. Chicafo is not passing up any ways to make money.

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38 hours 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 :)

2 days ago

Updated 40 hours 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.

2 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.

5 days ago

Updated 2 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 2 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 10

Updated 3 days ago

Anyone's Child Go to DePaul College Pre?

My brother went to Gordon Tech in the 1990s and loved the auto and wood shops among other things. It is now called DePaul College Prep. My son is in the 6th grade and we are starting to look at high schools. A couple of items on their website alarmed me. One is that it seems that with the change to DePaul CP, they also did away with all shop classes. While my son wants to go to college, I...

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My brother went to Gordon Tech in the 1990s and loved the auto and wood shops among other things. It is now called DePaul College Prep. My son is in the 6th grade and we are starting to look at high schools. A couple of items on their website alarmed me. One is that it seems that with the change to DePaul CP, they also did away with all shop classes. While my son wants to go to college, I felt it important that he learn to work with his hands as well. It seems so many people go to college only to come out and struggle to find work. Yet I have a friend who is an electrician and he makes fantastic money, and has always been busy.

The other concern was, is DePaul CP a racist school? I see they have a Black Student Union, but none for whites! I do not want to send my son to a racist school since we are a family that is proud of what God made us (I am white, my wife is Hispanic) so we would not mind him joining a group of others that would share like minded ideas about their culture, as I am sure the Black Student Union does, but to have one and not the other worries me in that, this may be a school that teaches that some races deserve special treatment based solely on the color of their skin. Does anyone have experience with DePaul CP? Many thanks for advise. We have a couple of years, but time passes quickly!

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

    Or cook...

  • JoeFlatwoods Love my Albany Park Neighborhood

    No guilt whatsoever on my part.

    Yes these are both true. My electrician friend says that another complaint he has is when his customers go on youtube, assume each job is just like it is on the internet and then question his price, yet are unable to turn a screwdriver on their own. He charges $185 per hour for his labor rate, and even with overhead, that is not a bad living.

6 days ago

Updated 3 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.

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Check out Chicago water quality

Watching @CBSThisMorning, interesting feature on poor water quality. Check out the calculator on EWG’s website to determine the quality of your drinking water. Here’s what the say is in our #Chicago tap water! https://www.ewg.org/tapwater/system.php?pws=IL0316000#.WldvgLhMGEe

    EWG's Tap Water Database: What's in Your Drinking Water?
    Look up your local water system to find out which pollutants might be of concern, and find suggestions on the best kinds of home filters to remove those chemicals.
    https://www.ewg.org

Jan 04

Updated 4 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

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Updated 5 days ago

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 10

Updated 6 days ago

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
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Jan 07

Updated Jan 10

Never ending car alarm

Hi folks,

I wanted to know if anyone has experienced a never ending car alarm somewhere on Lawrence between Oakley and Leavitt. Today, I was woken up at 7am by this alarm, it is now 9:30am and it’s still going on. Tuesday afternoon and night it seems the same car had the same issue. The alarm went on till 8pm from the mid afternoon. I called 311 which connected me to the police they said they would bring a car out this was a little before 8am but obviously nothing has happened. Does anyone have any suggestions what to do about this?

  • I called 311 once for a car going off all night. They said the only thing they could do was put a noise violation ticket on it. Which wouldn't help get it turned off obviously. Another time was a neighbor's car that beeped outside my window everytime a car drove...

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    I called 311 once for a car going off all night. They said the only thing they could do was put a noise violation ticket on it. Which wouldn't help get it turned off obviously. Another time was a neighbor's car that beeped outside my window everytime a car drove down the street. It was going off several times a minute round the clock. I was starting to go crazy after a week of this. I finally put a note on the car explaining the frequency. After the note disappeared so did the sound. I think non nasty notes are the most effective. Unfortunately I don't think you can do anything in the moment because I don't think cops will tow the car. Unless you know how to get into the car and turn it off like that other guy!

  • JoeFlatwoods Love my Albany Park Neighborhood

    Google the battery location of the make and model of the offending car, and use a hammer to put a chisel or long screwdriver through it.

Jan 10

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Jan 08

Parking

Hello im looking for someone who. has a parking spot for rent in the Albany Park area. I live near montrose and kimball and parking is awful. I will be moving in March but staying in the same area. My budget is $50-100 per month. Thanks in advance!

Mauricio

Jan 08

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

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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.

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

Jan 04

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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
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    "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!

Jan 02

Jan 02

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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 .

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    Try reaching out through lydia home on irving.

Jan 01

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