Jun 16

Updated 53 min ago

Jeff Park Affordable Housing Opponent John Garrido Caught Violating City Ethics Law

John Garrido (CPD Lt. John Garrido/Former losing 45th Ward aldermanic candidate John Garrido/Leading outspoken opponent of the Jefferson Park affordable housing project John Garrido/(Likely) fake EveryBlock name-user John Garrido) VIOLATED the city's Ethics ordinance, per a report released June 15,2017: See the list of names, John Garrido is number 28, on the list linked from this 6/15/17 City Press Release:
https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/ethics/provdrs/statements_of_financialinterests/news/2017/june/FIS-Viol-2017.html
"June 15, 2017
Employees and Officials Who Did Not Timely File Statements of Financial Interests

Employees and Officials who violated the Ethics Ordinance for failure to timely file 2017 Statements of Financial Interests"

    City of Chicago :: Employees and Officials Who Did Not Timely File Statements of Financial Interests
    Businesses & Professionals Artists & Entertainers Builders Caregivers Contractors Cultural Organizations Developers Educators Existing Businesses Food Service Establishments
    https://www.cityofchicago.org
  • Robert Rohdenburg Activist Citizen

    Latest positive story about Lt. John Garrido helping that homeless man: FROM PoliceOne.Com: FROM:https://www.policeone.com/quiet-warrior/articles/469758006-Quiet-Warrior-How-a-Chicago-cop-changed-a-homeless-veterans-life/
    (Excerpt)"Quiet Warrior: How a Chicago cop changed a homeless veteran's life

    For Lieutenant John Garrido, helping 60-year-old Anthony Johnson was just another day on the job

    Yesterday at 5:34 PM
    Sponsored by 5.11 Tactical

    Lieutenant John...

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    Latest positive story about Lt. John Garrido helping that homeless man: FROM PoliceOne.Com: FROM:https://www.policeone.com/quiet-warrior/articles/469758006-Quiet-Warrior-How-a-Chicago-cop-changed-a-homeless-veterans-life/
    (Excerpt)"Quiet Warrior: How a Chicago cop changed a homeless veteran's life

    For Lieutenant John Garrido, helping 60-year-old Anthony Johnson was just another day on the job

    Yesterday at 5:34 PM
    Sponsored by 5.11 Tactical

    Lieutenant John Garrido drove by it every day. The shingles were coming off the roof. The wood was rotting. That the shack continued to stand at all was something of a miracle. Most of the neighborhood didn’t notice the dilapidated structure at all – when things are seemingly beyond repair, they’re often ignored, forgotten. The shack was out in the open on the corner of a busy street, yet invisible. But for 15 years, every day on his way to work, Garrido noticed. As a 27-year veteran Chicago cop who came from a law enforcement family dedicated to serving the Windy City, Garrido took great pride in his home, particularly his neighborhood of Gladstone Park. He knew something needed to be done.

    Garrido opened the piece of plywood that served as the shack’s front door. Among the dirt and trash was a surprising discovery: a stack of recent Sunday newspapers. A return visit the following Sunday revealed what the space truly was – a newsstand. Standing inside was 60-year-old Anthony Johnson." Read more at the link https://www.policeone.com/quiet-warrior/articles/469758006-Quiet-Warrior-How-a-Chicago-cop-changed-a-homeless-veterans-life/

  • Bob Kastigar 15 Years North Park, bike rider, retired

    Where've you been? We haven't heard from you recently.

3 days ago

Updated 3 hours 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!

6 days ago

Updated 4 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.

  • K in North Center longtime North Side resident

    Bob -- I'm all for reducing expenses; my family has only one car because we walk/bike or use public transit most of the time. But telling Sami
    that she doesn't need a car is a bit presumptuous.

    If you have kids -- especially little ones -- you've got to know...

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    Bob -- I'm all for reducing expenses; my family has only one car because we walk/bike or use public transit most of the time. But telling Sami
    that she doesn't need a car is a bit presumptuous.

    If you have kids -- especially little ones -- you've got to know how incredibly difficult it is to get along without a car, even in the city. If you have a child who suddenly spikes a high fever and the doctor says "Bring in her in right away!" you're not going to take her on a Divvy. You also don't want to take the time to get to a place with a Zipcar, and getting a car seat (or multiple car seats) in and out of a Lyft or Uber can be a Herculean task. Taking them on public transit then exposes everyone else to germs, as well, and can take twice as long as driving. You're also assuming that she (or her kids) are not disabled in any way.

    Sami -- I applaud you for doing your best to advance your education. My mom was a single mom, and as an adult I now marvel at how she did it. Being a single parent is exhausting, and the deck often appears to be stacked against you -- especially when you are trying to do everything by the book but you just can't manage it all. Luckily my mom was good at negotiating and was able to arrange payment plans for things like doctor bills, and she eventually paid everything off. But sometimes it was $10 a month for those big bills, and I'm sure there were times when she didn't know how she was going to pay the rent.

    So please hang in there.

  • Sami Mom of 3

    K,
    I appreciate your kind words. I do the best I can given any situation. It doesn't come easy but the results are rewarding. Going back to school and getting my degree was the best choice I could have made. I want to build a better future for myself and my children and be able to show them that you can make the most of things even when times are hard. Thank you.

6 hours ago

had To create a post

Couldn’t attach the photo to the previous post but here’s the private parking complaint...

To get a car off of private property.

2 days ago

Updated 7 hours ago

  • Sorry to distract you all from this fun little tangent (lol), but I thought you would like to know the police found grandma's car.

  • Please explain Phil. Are you saying that if i witness a tragic / fatal car accident, or shooting, or suicide I will become a vegan or atheist? How does that occur?

4 days ago

Updated 12 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
  • future alderman future alderman

    i appreciate spammy's picking apart of comments. since most people consider EB "an official news source" accuracy is important

  • I'm eating popcorn while reading this very interesting thread. It adds to the overall experience.

    I agree that calling 911 is important when suspicion is truly warranted. The details you give may add to a larger narrative being discussed by police officers at the station.

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.

  • @ Ward - I don't have abando's, I've got a guy who uses the block as his personal parking lot for business related trucks ( construction) and snowplows. If and when a copper from 017 shows up he goes right by these violations. If you ask the copper to write...

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    @ Ward - I don't have abando's, I've got a guy who uses the block as his personal parking lot for business related trucks ( construction) and snowplows. If and when a copper from 017 shows up he goes right by these violations. If you ask the copper to write them they always say "I come back later and do it" which never happens. Maybe he's doing favors for them or their related. Just like the rumor that he's doing favors for Mell. Mell gave him the placards to put on the trucks saying they're exempt. Funny but you used to be entitled to only ONE placard and the company name had to be posted on the truck ( his is not). Mell gave them one than one. My understanding is those placards are no longer legal and should not be used. I think there some shenanigans going on here with Mell and the po po and this guy.

  • future alderman future alderman

    mell has plenty of political enemies-tell one of then

5 days ago

Updated 26 hours ago

Unity in Community Supporting the 2018 Chicago Women's March- Northwest Neighbors Looking to Go?

Greetings My Neighbors!

Following an outstanding 2nd Annual MLK Day Dinner Northwest this last Monday, double the size of our Inaugural 2017 Dinner and with a whole bunch of new Northwest neighbors joining us, Unity in Community now turns its attention to our first supported activity of 2018: The Chicago Women's March to be held on Saturday, January 20. Kick-off is at 11 AM but with the crowds expected you've got to get down there much earlier. Men of all...

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Greetings My Neighbors!

Following an outstanding 2nd Annual MLK Day Dinner Northwest this last Monday, double the size of our Inaugural 2017 Dinner and with a whole bunch of new Northwest neighbors joining us, Unity in Community now turns its attention to our first supported activity of 2018: The Chicago Women's March to be held on Saturday, January 20. Kick-off is at 11 AM but with the crowds expected you've got to get down there much earlier. Men of all ages are entirely welcome to attend.

Unity in Community leader Nancy Kerstein will be carrying our Unity in Community Northwest Area - city and surburbs - banner during the march. Community members interested in going should let us know either via this post or email us at Jac.Charlier@gmail.com. We'll connect up as a Northwest grouping (if you are not attending with another group already). More info is here: http://womens121marchonchicago.org/

Unity in Community is a citizen-led initiative creating an open civic space in our Northwest Area for civil conversation and shared action about race, gender, and diversity. Want more info? Contact Jac Charlier at jac.charlier@gmail.com. We are on Facebook too.

  • Phill Lucille, give me strength.

    Why are comments being deleted?
    robin in WRP writes "What about Tax paying citizens, brought here as small children, being forcibly removed from the country the call home and sent to a country where they have no ties?"
    She made a mistake there. Those aren't citizens, their legal status is "Illegal Alien".
    Not "off topic". Thanks.

  • @Phil: Right on! Is EveryBlock becoming part of the Fake News network? If a comment does not conform to their agenda it's deleted? Of course I suspect no one will see this because it also will be deleted. We'll see.

Feb 08

Updated 3 days 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.

4 days ago

Jan 10

Updated 6 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 Kabobi Grill just a block north.

  • 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!!! 😍

6 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 :)

Jan 15

Updated Jan 16

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.

Jan 15

Updated Jan 16

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

Jan 15

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 08

Updated Jan 15

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 15

Ready to Celebrate? Come on Over for the 2nd Annual MLK Day Dinner Northwest - Unity in Community

Greetings My Neighbors,

Its Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and that means you are welcome to join with Unity in Community as we celebrate the life and the legacy of Dr. King, as well as the need for our ongoing work towards racial and gender equality, and inclusion for all. You are most welcome to join us tonight, Monday, January 15, for the 2nd Annual MLK Day Dinner, the Northwest area's only annual MLK dinner. , We'll be at the...

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Greetings My Neighbors,

Its Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and that means you are welcome to join with Unity in Community as we celebrate the life and the legacy of Dr. King, as well as the need for our ongoing work towards racial and gender equality, and inclusion for all. You are most welcome to join us tonight, Monday, January 15, for the 2nd Annual MLK Day Dinner, the Northwest area's only annual MLK dinner. , We'll be at the Wildwood Tavern (6140 W. Touhy, Niles) from 6:30-8:30 PM. Cost is $15/person (CASH ONLY, please - and if you can't afford that, come anyway, we'll figure it out.) It's not too late. All ages welcome.

Need more information? Email jac.charlier@gmail.com or see the EveryBlock MLK Day Dinner Event here: https://chicago.everyblock.com/neighbor-events/jan15-unity-community-2nd-annual-mlk-northwest-area-dinner-8428566/

Want to know more about this national holiday? Keep reading.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent
question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” Against what seemed like
impossible odds, Dr. King and scores of his fellow citizens of all races came
together and, ultimately, helped bend the moral arc of the universe toward
justice. In recognition of Dr. King’s incredible legacy of service to all, Congress
designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of
service in 1994, and charged the Corporation for National and Community
Service with leading this effort. Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a “day on, not a day off.” Today's commemoration of the MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 15 is an opportunity to remember that history. It is also a time to consider how much work still remains to fulfill Dr. King’s dream.

Jan 12

Updated Jan 15

    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
  • LadyHawk justdointheright35thward

    @George A. Heitz "Comedy" was meant with sarcasm. Will try to improve choice of words in the future. Thank you for the feedback.

  • Ladyhawk, I'm a bit slow, sorry.

Jan 11

Updated Jan 14

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 Jan 14

    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

Jan 09

Updated Jan 13

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 10

Updated Jan 13

Fresh fruit delivery now available in our area - Imperfect Produce

We just signed up for this service so cant vouch for it yet but figured it was worth a shot. I know there are lots of people here who frequent the farmers markets and/or grow their own, so "imperfect" is probably not much of a concern.

https://www.imperfectproduce.com/register.php?referral=291345

^using referral link gets $10 off.

    Register :: Imperfect: Ugly produce delivery for 30-50% less!
    Imperfect delivers ugly produce for 30% less than grocery store prices. Based in San Francisco, we deliver to the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Portland, and Seattle. Coming soon to the Midwest, East Coast, South, Southwest, and Southeast!
    https://www.imperfectproduce.com
  • Chicago Tonight had a segment about this company. Several people in my neighborhood group on Facebook have used it and are satisfied with it.

    It's a subscription service, so you have to order on a regular basis.

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

    I received my first box this week. I forgot to pick my items, but was not disappointed at all!! The quality was fantastic. We are getting a small fruit and vegetable box every other week, but may change to every week. With the delivery charge, I think I paid around $10: celery, carrots, onions, red potatoes, spaghetti squash, lemons and oranges, the most beautiful head of red cabbage I've ever seen. All organic. Cost varies based on content

    Use this link, and we'll each get a $10 credit. https://www.imperfectproduce.com/register.php?referral=282940

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 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
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Jan 11

Swim Lessons at NEIU start Jan. 16

Swim Lessons for Adults and Children begin Jan. 16 at NEIU Campus Recreation.

Openings for children or youth (ages 5 to 16) are available for:

Monday 6:30
Tuesday 6:30
Wednesday 5:45 and 6:30
Friday 5:15
Saturday 10:30 and 11:15

For adults:

Monday 7:15
Tuesday 7:15
Wednesday 7:15

For further information please see our website. https://neiu.edu/university-life/campus-recreation/aquatics

To see the full schedule and to register for swim lessons, follow this link https://apm.activecommunities.com/crneiu and search “youth swim lessons” or “adult swim lessons.”

    Aquatics | NEIU University Life
    Swimming is one of the best-all around workouts, involving nearly every major muscle group. Plus, water disperses heat more efficiently than air and cools the body, lowering your risk for overheating. And swimming offers up to 14% more resistance than exercising on land, providing an all-around great workout.
    https://neiu.edu

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
    Bluebird practitioners offer acupuncture, herbal therapy, and nutritional counseling. We provide private and sliding-scale community acupuncture treatments, in English and Spanish, to help make our treatments affordable and accessible. All of our services are by appointment only. Call, email, or click on the button below to set up an appointment.
    http://www.bluebirdwell.com

Jan 11

Jan 10

Unity in Community: Getting Ready for MLK Day on Monday, January 15 - Dine, Donate, Demand

Greetings Again My Neighbors,

As you get ready for the 2nd Annual Unity in Community MLK Day Dinner on Monday, January 15 at Wildwood Tavern from 6:30-8"30 PM (event details are here: https://nextdoor.com/events/1782090/ (Please RSVP if you have not already done so. Cost is $15/person.) it's time to think about what you can do on the MLK National Day of Service, also on January 15 and starting this upcoming weekend.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent...

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Greetings Again My Neighbors,

As you get ready for the 2nd Annual Unity in Community MLK Day Dinner on Monday, January 15 at Wildwood Tavern from 6:30-8"30 PM (event details are here: https://nextdoor.com/events/1782090/ (Please RSVP if you have not already done so. Cost is $15/person.) it's time to think about what you can do on the MLK National Day of Service, also on January 15 and starting this upcoming weekend.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent
question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” Through the *MLK National
Day of Service and through this upcoming weekend, you can answer that question. *Locate where you can donate your time and treasure through the act of service to our neighbors* at https://www.nationalservice.gov/mlkday and be part of all those taking part in the the MLK National Day of Service.

Questions? Please ask. Jac.Charlier@gmail.com.

See you at the MLK Day Dinner - all ages are welcome...

Unity in Community is a citizen-led initiative. Our Mission is to create an open civic space in the Northwest area - city and suburbs alike *for civil conversation, growth, reflection, and shared action regarding race, gender, and diversity.

    Unity In Community 2nd Annual Mlk Northwest Area Dinner
    Greetings My Neighbors! Unity in Community is pleased to invite you to our 2nd Annual MLK Northwest Area Dinner on Monday, January 15, 2018 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at the Wildwood Tavern.
    https://nextdoor.com

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 05

Updated Jan 08

Celebrating MLK Day on Monday, January 15 in Three Easy Steps - Dine, Donate, Demand

Greetings My Neighbors!

It's time to get ready to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Day on Monday, January 15.

In recognition of Dr. King’s incredible legacy of service to all, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service. Against what seemed like impossible odds, Dr. King and scores of his fellow citizens of all races came together and, ultimately, helped bend the moral arc of the universe toward justice. The upcoming...

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Greetings My Neighbors!

It's time to get ready to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Day on Monday, January 15.

In recognition of Dr. King’s incredible legacy of service to all, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service. Against what seemed like impossible odds, Dr. King and scores of his fellow citizens of all races came together and, ultimately, helped bend the moral arc of the universe toward justice. The upcoming commemoration of the MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 15, is an opportunity to remember that history and re-commit ourselves as citizens by volunteering in service to one another. It is also a time to consider how much work still remains to fulfill Dr. King’s dream.

You can get going to celebrate MLK Day in three easy steps:

1) Dine
Register now to join with your neighbors at the Northwest area's first and only MLK Day Dinner on Monday, January 15 from 6:30PM - 8:30PM. Once again this year we'll be at the Wildwood Tavern**, 6941 W. Touhy, Niles. Cost is only $15/person. The price includes a chili bar, soup, salad and breads.

To register you can 1) simply reply to this post or 2) send an email to us at jac.charlier@gmail.com or 3) click here https://www.facebook.com/events/380722305718681/ for Facebook Event site.

**Wildwood Tavern has free parking and is easily accessible via CTA.

2) Donate
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” Through the MLK National Day of Service, you can answer that question. Locate where and how here: https://www.nationalservice.gov/mlkday

3) Demand
The single word that best describes the work of Dr. King is justice. To that end, this year Unity in Community is proud to support the Chicago Women's March on January 20. Learn more here: http://womens121marchonchicago.org/

Want more info? Contact Jac Charlier at jac.charlier@gmail.com

    MLK Day | 1.15.2018 | Corporation for National and Community Service
    Get up to date on everything happening for MLK Day.
    https://www.nationalservice.gov
  • J

    Jac is stirring it up again.

  • Phill Lucille, give me strength.

    Helen NoH is a big fan of controversial alderman Joe Moore (49h Ward). She's angry because I expressed my dislike for that alderman yesterday.
    To her, if you don't love Joe Moore with all your heart, then you're a "troll".

    We all have different opinions, Helen, don't get angry about it.

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 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

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.

  • michelle, loving the yaktrax! it's nice to not just walk in boots when the weather warms up (haha) to double digits. thanks again for the recommendation!

  • 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.

Jan 04

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    CONVERT EXISTING 1 STORY BRICK COMMERCIAL SPACE TO A COMMERICIAL VEHICLE SALES & SERVICE; LIGHT EQUIPMENT SALES/RENTAL, INDOOR (e.g., AUTO, MOTORCYCLE & BOAT SALES), ALTERATIONS INCLUDING INSTALLATION OF NEW CAN LIGHTS, REPLACEMENT OF EXISTING OVERHEAD GARAGE DOOR, REPLACEMENT OF PLUMBING FIXTURES TO AN EXISTING GARAGE TYPE H-3 OCCUPANCY PER PLANS ADRESS VIOLATIONS DATED 8/25/14 & 8/9/16

    4100 N. Elston Ave. Issued January 2, 2018 Comment

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
  • Yep Spam Alert that's a class A internet troll armchair quarter-backing.

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

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