2 days ago

Updated 0 min ago

Farewell Neighnors

Now that EB is transitioning to Next Door where your real name and address is displayed, I tell you, it is not going to happen, I enjoyed the anonymity while reporting crime and giving the heads up on important issues without fear of any retribution from the bad guys. To my neighbors who'll be transitioning to the new site, please be careful what you divulge or report, remember, the bad guys also go through these sites to find out if...

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Now that EB is transitioning to Next Door where your real name and address is displayed, I tell you, it is not going to happen, I enjoyed the anonymity while reporting crime and giving the heads up on important issues without fear of any retribution from the bad guys. To my neighbors who'll be transitioning to the new site, please be careful what you divulge or report, remember, the bad guys also go through these sites to find out if their cover has been blown and to see who is reporting them, of course they probably did it in Every Block I'm sure, but at least here, we remained anonymous. Please remember that anyone can lurke these open sites, not just your good neighbors and the bad guys never post, they just listen, so please be careful, be safe, prosper and be well, I'll miss you all.

  • Don't forget that EB's shutdown is at 12:01 AM Pacific time...that's 10:01 PM Chicago time. So...bye, EB. No more trolls, bullies etc., but I'll miss the good information and news that many posted.

  • Not that we'll be awake, but some of your may be...
    Pretty sure 12:01am Pacific time is 2:01am Chicago time.
    Hope to see you folks later on Reddit.

40 hours ago

Updated 26 min ago

Our one job is far from over

Governor Rauner chose criminals over children and families when he announced today he would veto a public safety measure that would protect communities from illegal gun trafficking.

We are outraged the Governor sided with the gun manufacturers, their lobby and the criminals who continue to cause death and injury with firearms purchased from unregulated gun dealers. His statement reflects that he has little, if any concern for the children who are murdered each day by gun violence in Chicago and...

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Governor Rauner chose criminals over children and families when he announced today he would veto a public safety measure that would protect communities from illegal gun trafficking.

We are outraged the Governor sided with the gun manufacturers, their lobby and the criminals who continue to cause death and injury with firearms purchased from unregulated gun dealers. His statement reflects that he has little, if any concern for the children who are murdered each day by gun violence in Chicago and the rest of our state.

Corrupt gun dealers in Illinois flood our cities and towns with over 4000 crime guns every year. The Combating Illegal Gun Trafficking Act, a bipartisan measure that passed the General Assembly with a wide margin of support in May will save lives by holding corrupt gun dealers accountable and reducing the number of guns getting into the hands of criminals.

By stating he would veto this bill, Governor Rauner proved once again the gun industry and their lobby are more important than the lives of Illinois children and their families. We urge our lawmakers to be a part of the solution and do whatever is necessary to combat the Governor’s dangerous commitment to veto this bill.

  • Bob, if you wore proper cycling kit instead of a skirt, you could step over the top tube of a real man's bike.

  • Jill Niland,

    Haven't you got some bird watching to do today?

19 hours ago

Updated 43 min ago

Looking for Garage Parking Rental

Hi Neighbors!

I'm looking for a garage spot to rent in Albany Park near Spaulding and Wilson. Does anyone have, or know of someone who has, a spot available?

Thanks!

  • Hi Emily - Just sent you an email via this site (hopefully you'll get it?).

1 hour ago

Crime Watch

For residents on the 3700 Block of Richmond and Waveland...A middle aged/older white female with short cut blond/brown hair was seen casing cars on the block and trying door handles. She was wearing a black backpack. My roommate was walking our dog and confronted her, asking her if the car she was touching was hers and she said it was not. I think she got freaked out and walked away. If you live on this block, be sure to lock your car doors!

42 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Need outstanding handymen(or women) referrals please

Not only do I have several projects I need done at my 8 unit condo building, but I am also a busy Realtor with my own Home Staging business and I am in constant need of reliable handymen to help me ready homes for sale, as well as buyer clients who always look to me for quality vendor referrals. Please send me your absolute best and most reliable referrals! Thank you in advance, your help is greatly appreciated.

  • Jen Baron JBaron

    Lol! Thanks again NW-sider ;) Robin- sorry I don't have any designers to recommend. As a home stager I also help my buyer clients with what we call "staging for life" and have helped many with new kitchen and bath design. My mom was an interior designer, Dad a builder,...

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    Lol! Thanks again NW-sider ;) Robin- sorry I don't have any designers to recommend. As a home stager I also help my buyer clients with what we call "staging for life" and have helped many with new kitchen and bath design. My mom was an interior designer, Dad a builder, as I said above and so it's in my blood. I like to work with Studio41 for kitchen layouts and for the cabs once I've got a design together. Then I also work with A-American for counters and tiles. But, I also am a big fan of Tile Outlet on Fullerton, just to name a few vendors that I go to when helping my own clients with design. And because I'm a realtor I see a lot of the latest designs and I guide my clients on what's current and yet classic that will stand the test of time when it comes time to sell their properties. If I could clone myself I'd be an interior designer officially, but really, just an adjunct to my RE biz. Wish I could be more helpful!

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

    Jen - this was actually helpful, thank you! And, this is why I will miss everyblock's visibility to activity in the whole City!

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40 hours ago

Updated 20 hours ago

Rauner Signs 'Red Flag' Gun Law

Gov. Rauner also signed a law that would extend a 72-hour hold on all guns.

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday signed a new law to keep firearms away from those who may use them to commit acts of violence against themselves or others. Rauner announced the news on social media, saying the "red flag" law, known as the Lethal Violence Order of Protection Act, gives law enforcement and family members the chance to prove in court that a person in possession of guns is suffering from mental health issues and is a threat.

The new legislation allows courts to prohibit gun possession or purchase through what Rauner calls emergency civil restraining orders.

https://patch.com/illinois/springfield-il/rauner-signs-red-flag-gun-law

    Rauner Signs 'Red Flag' Gun Law
    SPRINGFIELD, IL - Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday signed a new law to keep firearms away from those who may use them to commit acts of violence against themselves or others.
    https://patch.com
  • With an increase in gun control legislation and more proposed, many Illinois counties are rebelling with the Gun Owners Sanctuary Movement.

    http://www.isra.org/News/Commentary/TabId/1137/ArtMID/4160/ArticleID/30956/ISRA-Thursday-Bulletin-July-12-2018.aspx

    QUESTIONS FOR BOB...

    If we ban guns, will criminals no longer be armed?

    How do you account for the fact that whenever and wherever guns are banned, the...

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    With an increase in gun control legislation and more proposed, many Illinois counties are rebelling with the Gun Owners Sanctuary Movement.

    http://www.isra.org/News/Commentary/TabId/1137/ArtMID/4160/ArticleID/30956/ISRA-Thursday-Bulletin-July-12-2018.aspx

    QUESTIONS FOR BOB...

    If we ban guns, will criminals no longer be armed?

    How do you account for the fact that whenever and wherever guns are banned, the murder rate increases?

    Why should the rights and liberties of the law-abiding be contingent upon the conduct of the lawless?

    Since guns are effectively employed by the criminal, why should they not be available to the law abiding for self-protection against the criminal?

    Why focus on gun control rather than crime control?

    Is it sensible to pursue crime prevention by disarming its victims?

    If guns are too dangerous to be in society, why do our leaders want to be the only ones who have guns?

    If guns are the problem rather than a solution, why do politicians have armed bodyguards but don't want the citizenry to own guns?

    If you and your loved ones were face-to-face with an attacker twice your size, what would you do If you were unarmed? What could you do If you were armed?

    With so many gun laws already on the books, why do gun crimes still exist?

    Which is preferable ... to have a gun and not need it or to need a gun and not have it?

    Would you be willing to erect a sign in front of your house declaring it a gun-free zone?

    Would there have even been an American Revolution and a United States of America if a gun ban were in effect?

  • I guess I have to play catch up on these retarded bob threads.

    I just got back from sitting down with Indiana where I am moving 160 jobs OUT OF ILLINOIS for.

    pretty soon, it won't matter to me what jackass BOB says about rauner.

27 hours ago

Updated 25 hours ago

Man and woman hit by stray bullets less than block from scene of police shooting

More gun injuries, even by accidents!

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-chicago-shootings-violence-20180716-story.html

A man and a woman were injured Monday evening by stray bullets when occupants of passing cars fired at each other about half a block from the scene of a police shooting on Saturday on the South Side, Chicago police said.

A 40-year-old woman was shot in the forearm and a 32-year-old man was shot in the thigh around 5:15 p.m. in the 2000 block of East 70th Street in the South Shore...

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More gun injuries, even by accidents!

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-chicago-shootings-violence-20180716-story.html

A man and a woman were injured Monday evening by stray bullets when occupants of passing cars fired at each other about half a block from the scene of a police shooting on Saturday on the South Side, Chicago police said.

A 40-year-old woman was shot in the forearm and a 32-year-old man was shot in the thigh around 5:15 p.m. in the 2000 block of East 70th Street in the South Shore neighborhood, according to police.

The two were sitting on a stoop when people in a black van and gray sedan began firing at each other.

The woman was treated at Jackson Park Hospital, and the man was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center. Both were stabilized.

    Man and woman hit by stray bullets less than block from scene of police shooting
    A man and a woman were injured Monday evening by stray bullets when occupants of passing cars fired at each other about half a block from the scene of a police shooting on Saturday on the South Side, Chicago police said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • Jim

    Lower Paleolithic types doing their thing. They don't obey no laws.

32 hours ago

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4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Eugene Field(house) River Dumping

Hi Albany Park Neighbors,
On more than one occasion I have seen someone dump plastic bags with animal parts into the bridge passing over the river here. They simply get out of their GMC walk to the river bridge and throw in a bag of animal parts. This also has happened at Central Park. Has anyone else witnessed this and has anyone got a license plate number? I'm hoping to take information to the Alderman. Thanks for your help!

  • What they're doing is gross & wrong on many levels (what type of animal parts and obtained how, etc...?). Hope you can collect enough info to have them caught and stopped.

  • future alderman future alderman

    i would call 311 today and the alderman tomorrow

  • lin ravenswood downsizer

    Call 911. That is a crime to dump, anything, in the river.

2 days ago

Jul 05

Updated 2 days ago

Why Are There So Few Bars in Albany Park?

Why are there so few places in Albany Park where one can sit down and have a drink? There are a ton of good restaurants, but so few of them have liquor licenses. What gives?

A neighborhood is defined by neighbors, and having places where one can have a drink with strangers goes a long way to turning those strangers into true neighbors.

  • future alderman future alderman

    technically not albany park but marie's is always there!

  • Mike F. 3rd gen APer, ex Ravenswoodsman

    For what it's worth, the margaritas at Taqueria El Aguila Real (Montrose & Kedzie) are good.

    And Twisted Hippo's taproom is supposed to open in "late summer".

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

My niece found a calico kitten it has a polka dot collar

Did any one lost a calico kitten it has a polka dot collar on

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

    "In heaven there is no beer, that's why we drink it here..."

  • Sher Jeff Park resident since 72'

    Where are you near? I do have neighbor whom lets her cat out daily to roam. Pic? Also, if tip of 1 ear is clipped it means that it is a feral cat but someone has registered it. I believe 16th district has a microchip scanner.

3 days ago

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

nom de plume

Since you have to use your REAL name on Nextdoor, how many will move?

  • The mission statement of anti-gun advocacy movement should read something like this. Feeling safe is your right. It is our mission to ensure that everyone feels safe. To achieve this objective, it is our specific goal to repeal or amend the second amendment, seek passage of firearm confiscation legislation, and seize all firearms from law-abiding citizens.

  • Weebis Politically Incorrect Thought Criminal

    JimmyMac, let me know if you need company, if Bob takes you up on a meet and greet. I'll even let him hold my FOID card.

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

4 days ago

Jun 27

Updated 5 days ago

Where Can I Find This Taco Corner?

This week, the Chicago Reader ran an article about the thriving Chicago taco scene that included this intriguing passage:

"Albany Park, for example, and its neighboring north-side enclaves remain (for now) a safe place where the professional taquero can thrive in America. A case study: on a side street off one of the busier thoroughfares in this part of the city, there's a family who each weekend set up a tent along the sidewalk, sheltering a table and chairs, coolers,...

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This week, the Chicago Reader ran an article about the thriving Chicago taco scene that included this intriguing passage:

"Albany Park, for example, and its neighboring north-side enclaves remain (for now) a safe place where the professional taquero can thrive in America. A case study: on a side street off one of the busier thoroughfares in this part of the city, there's a family who each weekend set up a tent along the sidewalk, sheltering a table and chairs, coolers, cold drinks, a salsa bar, and a gas-powered comal on which the patriarch of the clan griddles piles of hissing carne asada, al pastor, cesina, and chorizo con papas. The smell of warming corn tortillas and caramelizing meat casts a spell that's palpable for blocks. People who don't even live in the neighborhood drive their cars to this corner, line up under the tent, and wait patiently to place their orders with a teenager scribbling in a spiral-bound notebook."

Source: https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/el-santo-taqueria-chicago-taco-authority-tomatillo-taco-ville/Content?oid=51422770

I would like to those tacos, but for obvious reasons, the exact corner wasn't disclosed in the article. Would someone who knows of this spot be kind enough to provide it here? I think that would be safe, as this site gets far less traffic than the Reader, but feel free to message me privately, if you think that would be more appropriate. Thanks in advance!

  • Just had to bring this up again since I just visited the location on Hamlin and Montrose. The tacos were truly delicious. I tried the steak, barbacoa, and cecina tacos and I must admit the chopped steak wasn't all that great in my opinion but their barbacoa and cecina was...

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    Just had to bring this up again since I just visited the location on Hamlin and Montrose. The tacos were truly delicious. I tried the steak, barbacoa, and cecina tacos and I must admit the chopped steak wasn't all that great in my opinion but their barbacoa and cecina was phenomenal. I also spoke to the owner for a bit and it seems hes been at that tent for 2 years now and just recently opened up an interior restaurant up the street. But mentioned that the street set up actually brings in all his clientele as opposed to the actual restaurant.
    Anyhow thanks to whoever brought this up. I'll definitely be continuing to visit this placle.

  • Mike F. 3rd gen APer, ex Ravenswoodsman

    What's the name of their restaurant?

6 days ago

Updated 6 days ago

Comcast to end hyperlocal site EveryBlock, agrees to send users to rival Nextdoor

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-comcast-ends-everyblock-20180711-story.html

The "Everybody Own a Gun" crowd will need to go along with some new rules. From the Tribune article:

" The site avoids overlapping neighborhoods, and all members must use their real name and address — a significant distinction from the anonymous environment of EveryBlock."

Will beezil and JimmyMac come out of the closet?

    Comcast to end hyperlocal site EveryBlock, agrees to send users to rival Nextdoor
    Comcast is pulling the plug on EveryBlock, the Chicago-based hyperlocal news site it revived four years ago. The website, which features blurbs about restaurant closings, building break-ins and community events, will go dark July 19, with a link steering EveryBlock users to sign up with Nextdoor, a rival hyperlocal platform.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • MKW in Lincoln Square 25 years in the Square

    I'll be interested to see if folks migrate. I've found a lot of really good information here on city issues and the like, and been entertained by some of the more boisterous conversations. However, I welcome Nextdoor’s platform for its requirement that people are more easily identified. The platform is a bit different, but still good for recos and such. Hope folks here head to Nextdoor and make the community there great.

  • Come out of the closet? Really Bob? I see that you are again being knowingly and deliberately disingenuous. How dishnoest! Allow me to refresh your memory, In a recent one of your limitless number of gun-grabbing posts (Man with semi-automatic rifle threatened customers), I posted “Tell you what, I've nothing...

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    Come out of the closet? Really Bob? I see that you are again being knowingly and deliberately disingenuous. How dishnoest! Allow me to refresh your memory, In a recent one of your limitless number of gun-grabbing posts (Man with semi-automatic rifle threatened customers), I posted “Tell you what, I've nothing to hide. If you want to know my real name, we can always meet sometime for lunch to continue this discussion face to face if you've got the testicular fortitude. Heck, I will even provide you with proper ID. I've nothing to hide. Maybe we can invite your supporters and your adversaries and make a real party of it. I might even be willing to meet up at a gun-free zone so you know ... you feel safe and all.” Recall that now? What I remember is that you FAILED to accept my offer. In fact, you went mute No surprise there. As concerns the “Everybody own a gun crowd”, I can’t speak for them all. I have privacy and security concerns with most social-media sites and have only ever joined one … EveryBlock. With its demise, I will not be joining Nextdoor since I find its polices questionable and concerning. In other words, you will be free to pursue your obsessive, compulsive gun-grabbing rants uncontested by me. Hopefully others will pick up the slack.

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

6 days ago

Jul 11

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