41 hours ago

Updated 15 hours ago

how much did you pay for your wall-mounted AC?

we're looking into getting one of those wall-mounted mitsubishi AC units for the balmy top level of our bungalow. does anyone else have one and, if so, how much did you pay for it? we got a quote yesterday of $5000 to install it, which seemed rather high. getting more estimates, but curious what your experience is. thanks!

  • Another nod to Al-Air / (708) 453-4531 / alairinc.com
    https://www.yelp.com/biz/al-air-inc-norridge

  • Jen Baron JBaron

    I don't have personal experience, but one of my clients had this system in her two flat and she loved it. It was the only thing that made sense due to no air ducts (boiler heat) and it was far less money than Space Pacs. I do believe she also...

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    I don't have personal experience, but one of my clients had this system in her two flat and she loved it. It was the only thing that made sense due to no air ducts (boiler heat) and it was far less money than Space Pacs. I do believe she also paid around $5000 but she said it was completely worth it. And because it also heats it saved her money on heating in winter. She had 2 units, one in living room and one in her bedroom, so she also saved a ton of money on cooling in warm weather as she could control the rooms that she needed for cooling, so she felt it was worth the expense. The new buyer also loved the system and it was a big selling feather when we sold the 2 flat this Spring. Absolutely call for other quotes but know that this is an outstanding system and as a Realtor I am seeing them more and more and everyone I talk to loves them!

3 days ago

4 days ago

Happy Father's Day

To all the men that have tucked their kids in, gave them a hug when they needed it, encouraged them when no one else did, taught them and continue to teach them about life, respect and what it means to have unconditional love.
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!

5 days ago

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

New Zumba Class

Zumba with Eva Zamorano! Every Thursday at 6 p.m. beginning June 28. Dance! Exercise! Fun! The one hour class is $5.

6 days ago

Jun 12

Updated Jun 13

looking for house cleaner when we travel - only for messy cats

does anyone know or have you ever heard of a house cleaner / pet sitter who specializes in daily visits to a house with pets in order to keep it relatively clean? we are looking for someone to take care of our cats' 'business' while we are away. unfortunately, this can often be outside the box or other places out of revolt. we don't need a standard sitter to visit with them (they won't come out) or feed them (they have an auto-feeder); we just need someone to keep the house clean solely of their output.

  • maryann-on-Giddings LS resident for over 35 years

    I know a pro. She works as a groomer and dog walker. Trustworthy, with cats of her own.

  • future alderman future alderman

    sounds like a big job depending how many cats you have and how many places they tend to defile every 24 hours---but i'd be up for it

Jun 06

Updated Jun 12

    Affordable housing in the Far Northwest Side: A tale of two projects
    The economic bustle in and around O'Hare International Airport yields a strong job market for working-class Chicagoans, a market that's only going to get stronger when O'Hare's long-awaited expansion starts. Plenty of mass transit, including the Blue Line and an array of CTA bus routes, connects Far Northwest Side neighborhoods with the rest of the city.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • Weebis Politically Incorrect Thought Criminal

    Anytime. Anyplace. Just for drill.

  • Weebis Politically Incorrect Thought Criminal

    RR, yeah Clarence page is on the fibune' editorial board, and we all know how conservative and right-leaning his is 😛

    The fibune supports open borders and is no friend of the 2nd Amendment. They don't provide descriptions of perps, unless their hand is called by blogs like second city...

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    RR, yeah Clarence page is on the fibune' editorial board, and we all know how conservative and right-leaning his is 😛

    The fibune supports open borders and is no friend of the 2nd Amendment. They don't provide descriptions of perps, unless their hand is called by blogs like second city cop and/or crime in wrigleyville and boys town.

    Every poll done in the last 3 decades have shown the the msm vote 90%+ for the democrats, and have overwhelmingly liberal attitudes on social issues.

    You'd have to go back to the mid-1990's to have a foot to stand on deeming the fibune "conservative," especially their editorial board.

Jun 04

Updated Jun 10

Rooster Crowing

Has anyone else been bothered by the noise of a rooster crowing all day long in the area? I don't know precisely where this rooster is located, but it's pretty much driving me crazy just as would the sound of an incessantly barking dog. I have no problem with people owning roosters or chickens in the city, but there needs to be some consideration for the noise, and I believe there are humane and inexpensive ways to reduce the noise...

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Has anyone else been bothered by the noise of a rooster crowing all day long in the area? I don't know precisely where this rooster is located, but it's pretty much driving me crazy just as would the sound of an incessantly barking dog. I have no problem with people owning roosters or chickens in the city, but there needs to be some consideration for the noise, and I believe there are humane and inexpensive ways to reduce the noise a rooster is able to make.

I don't want to call the police, because they have much more important things to be dealing with than a silly rooster, but has anyone else been bothered by this? I'd be more than happy to help it's owner make a rooster collar for it, if they were willing.

Any advice or guidance for dealing with something like this would be appreciated.

  • So the rooster isnt crowing

    Its screaming for help

  • CL

    I believe the ordinance is that an officer has to witness the noise or you have to collect signatures from three neighbors confirming the nuisance. I can’t imagine getting three signatures would be a problem, I just have no idea what to do with them. I guess take them and file a report with the police?

Jun 10

Lost Dog Portage Park!

Going today June 10th at 4 pm. Brown pit mix. Puppy. Found near central and Byron st. Have dog in my possession. Please message.

Jun 08

Jun 06

NBTA June 2018 Ride Has Been Re-Scheduled to June 23 at 11 AM #ChiNBT

The North Branch Trail Alliance of Greater Chicago June 9 ride has been rescheduled. All else remains the same (time and starting location):

**Rescheduled**
NBTA Farmers' Market Ride 2018
Saturday, June 23 at 11:00 am
Starting at the Glenview Farmer's Market

More ride information here:
https://mailchi.mp/08aa508cbcab/rescheduled_nbta_june_2018_farmers_market_ride

For those that registered for the ride, we apologize for any inconvenience this change creates to your schedule. We hope you can still join us on June 23! It's going to be fun as we spend our money supporting our local businesses and do our part for neighborhood economic development (while having fun of course!).

Jun 06

Jun 05

Found parakeet

Did anyone lose a parakeet near Drake and Sunnyside in Albany Park?

Jul 26

Updated Jun 05

Chicago Tribune InsideShopper Paper Unsubscribe

Hey,

I've been getting this newspaper weekly with coupons: "Chicago Tribune InsideShopper". There is number and email on it if I want to cancel it, but when I called the number I got a survey, then it hung up. When I emailed them, it got kicked back. I called Chicago Tribune and someone told me they would stop sending to me, but it's still coming. Any ideas on how to stop this garbage from being left on my property?

Thanks.

  • Bob, most retailers that print ads has them available in-store; if they're not in a rack near the entrance, ask at the service desk.
    *probably more reliable than trying to get on or off the weekly shopper route.

  • Bob

    NW-Sider-Yes, thanks for your replies. Appreciated!

Jun 05

Jun 02

Updated Jun 04

Recommendation for landscaper and plumber

Greetings, neighbors-

In need recommendations on the following two areas:

* Any recommendations in landscaping? Weekly cleanup, mowing, weed removal, etc. I currently have a landscaper and not very satisfy with his work. I have addressed it but has not improved.
* Also, my neighbor and I have a situation were we do not have hot water pressure in the shower. Please provide recommendations for a plumber?

Thank you in advance neighbors!

Jun 04

kid friendly and free festival in Old Irving park!

Hey parents. Looking for a free event to enjoy with the kiddos this summer? Look no further. Come out and enjoy the LYDIA Hope Fest in the Old Irving Park neighborhood in Chicago.

Jun 03

Jun 02

NBTA Farmers' Market Ride - Saturday, 6/9 #ChiNBT

Greetings My Neighbors!

The North Branch Trail Alliance (NBTA) of Greater Chicago cordially invites you to our June 2018 Farmers' Market Ride. We'll start at the historic Wagner Farm in Glenview @11 AM Saturday, June 9. From there...

**We'll enjoy the tasty treats, snacks and more at two NBTA Business Partners - Glenview Farmer's Market and the Morton Grove Farmer's Market.

**As always, we'll close out our ride with some good fun and good fellowship at another NBTA Business Partner...

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Greetings My Neighbors!

The North Branch Trail Alliance (NBTA) of Greater Chicago cordially invites you to our June 2018 Farmers' Market Ride. We'll start at the historic Wagner Farm in Glenview @11 AM Saturday, June 9. From there...

**We'll enjoy the tasty treats, snacks and more at two NBTA Business Partners - Glenview Farmer's Market and the Morton Grove Farmer's Market.

**As always, we'll close out our ride with some good fun and good fellowship at another NBTA Business Partner - The Garage in wonderful Gladstone Park.

**Bring spending money. We're doing our part for local businesses!

**Register for this FREE ride by going to www.northbranchtrailalliance.com You will be sent official ride news, full line-up, and ride map as the ride approaches.

See you on June 9 at 11 AM at Wagner Farm in Glenview!

More info? Contact us at northbranchtrailalliance@gmail.com

NBTA Mission: Create economic development for all communities along the North Branch Trail
NBTA Purpose: Connect North Branch Trail users to cultural, shopping and dining experiences
NBTA Hashtag: #ChiNBT

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May 26

Memorial Day: Flag at half-staff (Sunrise to Noon)

reetings My Neighbors,

In accordance with Flag Code, Title 4 U.S.C. § 7 (m), the United States flag is to be displayed at half-staff from sunrise until noon in honor of Memorial Day on Monday, May 28, 2018 to pay tribute to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms our country enjoys.

Unable to lower your flag?

Attaching a black ribbon to the top of a U.S. flag is an acceptable alternative for flags that cannot be lowered...

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reetings My Neighbors,

In accordance with Flag Code, Title 4 U.S.C. § 7 (m), the United States flag is to be displayed at half-staff from sunrise until noon in honor of Memorial Day on Monday, May 28, 2018 to pay tribute to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms our country enjoys.

Unable to lower your flag?

Attaching a black ribbon to the top of a U.S. flag is an acceptable alternative for flags that cannot be lowered to half-staff. See attached pic.

Want to attend a Memorial Day Event in Our Area?

Sunday, May 27 at 10:45 AM - North Park Village Memorial Day Flag Ceremony and Remembrance - https://chicago.everyblock.com/neighbor-events/may27-memorial-day-service-north-park-village-8653219/

Sunday, May 27 at 1 PM - American Legion Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony -
https://chicago.everyblock.com/neighbor-events/may27-your-community-memorial-day-parade-sunday-may-27-8653232/

Monday, May 28 at 11 AM - Norwood Park Memorial Day Parade - http://www.norwoodpark.org/community_events/2018-memorial-day-parade/

Additionally, title 36 U.S.C. § 116, requests the President of the United States issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to observe Memorial Day by praying for a permanent peace, according to their individual religious faith, and call on the media to join in observing Memorial Day and the period of prayer.

You can the Presidential Proclamation for Memorial Day here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/president-donald-j-trump-proclaims-memorial-day-may-28-2018-day-prayer-permanent-peace/

    Memorial Day Service At North Park Village
    The North Park Village Advisory Council Cordially Welcomes You To: MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE & READING OF NAMES All are welcome to this Memorial Day Flag Ceremony and Remembrance Service to be held on Sunday, May 27 at 10:45 AM.
    https://nextdoor.com

May 25

Updated May 26

FREE DIRT

We've been digging in our yard to prepare for concrete work, and we have a lot of free dirt. Shoot me a message if you are interested in stopping by to pick some up. Addison and Pulaski area.

  • I’m interested! My husband is working today, but we can stop by tomarrow

May 23

Updated May 25

    Amid Affordable Housing Dispute, Conservatives Seek a Home in Chicago - ProPublica
    When news broke last week that a proposed affordable housing development on Chicago's Northwest Side had likely been put on hold, Ammie Kessem, a Republican candidate for state representative, vowed on Facebook that it wasn't the end of the story. Democrats, Kessem wrote, would pay for pushing the plan - including 45th Ward Ald.
    https://www.propublica.org

May 25

Jun 16 2017

Updated May 24

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

May 21

Updated May 24

LaBagh Woods (Chicago) Call to Action

LaBagh Woods offers great recreational, aesthetic and ecological value to the people of Chicago, and serves as a habitat for migratory birds and diverse wildlife. The privately owned, wooded property at 4357 W Bryn Mawr is a seamless addition to the forest preserve and contributes to the quality of life and property values that the families of Sauganash and neighboring communities enjoy.

We were dismayed to learn that in spite of strong community opposition, the City Council voted to rezone...

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LaBagh Woods offers great recreational, aesthetic and ecological value to the people of Chicago, and serves as a habitat for migratory birds and diverse wildlife. The privately owned, wooded property at 4357 W Bryn Mawr is a seamless addition to the forest preserve and contributes to the quality of life and property values that the families of Sauganash and neighboring communities enjoy.

We were dismayed to learn that in spite of strong community opposition, the City Council voted to rezone this land from POS-1 (Regional or Community Park) to RS-1. This will allow developers to strip this land of its trees and wildlife in order to construct single family homes.

We believe that to divest the people of Chicago of even a single parcel of forested land should be as unthinkable as privatizing a stretch of the lakefront. The parcel in question, though privately owned, provides great value to the community and the region as undeveloped open space. We therefore ask that you sign this petition to express your concern and opposition to development at this location. We further ask that you reach out to your elected City and County officials to voice your opposition to the development, and urge them to work with the community and the owner of the parcel to reach an equitable compromise.

https://www.change.org/p/chicago-labagh-woods-chicago-call-to-action

    Sign the Petition
    Chicago : LaBagh Woods (Chicago) Call to Action
    https://www.change.org
  • B. Tersch Urban beautification enthusiast

    Does Openlands know about this situation?

  • J

    Oh, no! Openlands. Lookout. Rhe have zero influence and even less authority on this matter.

May 24

May 23

    Waveland to become one-way street to accommodate sports field for Schurz HS - Nadig Newspapers - Northwest Side Local Newspapers
    by BRIAN NADIG A portion of Waveland Avenue would become a one-way street under a revised plan to install a new athletic field at Schurz High School. "We're honoring our commitment to keep Waveland open to traffic while bringing a sports field to the school and park amenities to the community," Alderman John Arena's chief of staff Owen Brugh said.
    http://nadignewspapers.com

May 23

Missing boy, girl last seen at Horner Park on Northwest Side

Police are looking for two children who have been missing since Tuesday from the Northwest Side.

James Stewart, 12, and Katherine Chanalata, 14, were last seen Tuesday at Horner Park, 2700 W. Montrose, according to a missing person alert from Chicago Police.

Police released their photos Wednesday and are asking anyone with information about them to call the Area North Special Victims Unit at (312) 744-8266.

Horner Park is located near Montrose and California!

https://chicago.suntimes.com/?post_type=cst_article&p=1117431

    Missing boy, girl last seen at Horner Park on Northwest Side
    Police are looking for two children who have been missing since Tuesday from the Northwest Side. James Stewart, 12, and Katherine Chanalata, 14, were last seen Tuesday at Horner Park, 2700 W. Montrose, according to a missing person alert from Chicago Police.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com

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