28 hours ago

Updated 26 min ago

Hotel That Can Accommodate Large Moving Truck

Hey Everyone,

My mom is moving out to the area this June, but they are driving her stuff out here in a large Uhaul or Penske type truck. Does anyone know of any hotels out by O'hare/Rosemont that has a parking lot or garage that can accommodate a truck of that size for one night? I know there are lots downtown that can, but I wouldn't be comfortable having all of her stuff in a lot downtown overnight. I'm open...

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Hey Everyone,

My mom is moving out to the area this June, but they are driving her stuff out here in a large Uhaul or Penske type truck. Does anyone know of any hotels out by O'hare/Rosemont that has a parking lot or garage that can accommodate a truck of that size for one night? I know there are lots downtown that can, but I wouldn't be comfortable having all of her stuff in a lot downtown overnight. I'm open to downtown hotel recommendations as well, if they have a private parking structure that would work.

I've tried to work it out with my HOA but they will not allow us to park the moving truck in the building's lot overnight, so I'm trying to come up with a contingency plan. We'd prefer not to have to unpack 60 boxes and several heavy loads of furniture immediately after making a cross-country trip.

Any thoughts or ideas appreciated. Thanks!

  • @Paul, we did and we’re not interested in that option because of timing issues. Most of those cross country movers move multiple people’s stuff at a time. The trucks only leave when full. We don’t want an extended time frame of possible delivery and quite frankly have heard many horror stories from people who have used movers for cross country moves. YMMV.

  • Nikki my son had to do something thing stayed at the motel 6 which is location at Riverroad and Lawrence have a parking lot that you could park your trucks and have cameras all around so it will be safe

2 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Neighborly advice needed!

Big thanks in advance to anyone who takes the time to read all of this...

So, we had our old detached garage facing the alley behind our house completely demolished and rebuilt almost exactly a year ago because it was completely falling apart. It's nothing fancy, but broke our bank and it works.

Less than a month after it was built, I noticed the first major ding on the garage door… Fast forward a year, and the garage door is...

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Big thanks in advance to anyone who takes the time to read all of this...

So, we had our old detached garage facing the alley behind our house completely demolished and rebuilt almost exactly a year ago because it was completely falling apart. It's nothing fancy, but broke our bank and it works.

Less than a month after it was built, I noticed the first major ding on the garage door… Fast forward a year, and the garage door is severely dented, dinged, warped and getting worse by the week. It is very apparent that our neighbor across the alley from us is using our garage door as a stopper when they back out of their own driveway. But, we’ve never received a visit or a note... no one has attempted to take responsibility for what I image to be at least a dozen pretty major impacts and who knows how many smaller “taps” at this point.

My husband has walked around to knock on their front door, but as the old adage goes: the lights are on, but nobody’s home. And frankly, I’m really worried about confronting them… If these people have no concern for damaging our property over and over like it’s some kind of joke, I worry about my two small children. What kind of people have such a blatant indifference toward their neighbors?

I called 311 and was sent to the non-emergency police line. The guy I talked to was sympathetic but said gathering evidence was the key. Once we have evidence, we can bring it in to file a report and go from there. I have an IP security camera ordered, but I’m worried our wifi won’t stretch all the way to the alley, my dad suggested hiring a private investigator – does anyone have experience with anything like that?

However this goes, I can’t imagine a good outcome. Either we’re total chumps that just take this beating or face possible retaliation. It’s a complete garbage fire either way. I guess I’m turning to my Everyblock neighbors for encouragement or any ideas I may be missing.

Thanks for reading!

  • Report all Illegal sublets that you see.

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    If police don't see it happening even if his car was parked their without driver in it, your out of luck.
    The laws go against you.

16 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Irving Park and Long Street Closure

According to the city website, this is scheduled through 5/7. These closures are frustrating for everyone. However, when you choose to cut through the side streets and you get stacked up 10 deep trying to cross Laramie during rush hour, please don't think that laying on your horn will get the cars moving any faster. Perhaps sticking to the main arteries is a better option for you. Or just please have a little courtesy for those of us living on...

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According to the city website, this is scheduled through 5/7. These closures are frustrating for everyone. However, when you choose to cut through the side streets and you get stacked up 10 deep trying to cross Laramie during rush hour, please don't think that laying on your horn will get the cars moving any faster. Perhaps sticking to the main arteries is a better option for you. Or just please have a little courtesy for those of us living on the block and already having to deal with lines of cars blocking us from getting to our own homes. I realize it is pointless to post this as those who honking like psychos are not likely to change based on my post. Just hoping.

2 days ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Searching for free or low cost activities for a Toddler

Looking for something to do with my 15 month old child outside of the home. We need more sensory and learning activities. At this rate he is only learning to fold laundry and clean floors, hahaha.

  • Jefferson Park Library has a small play area, there are usually other kids there too. My 2 year old loves it.

  • cheesecake chick i want to be the person my dog thinks i am

    peggy notebart nature museum has an awesome butterfly house. get a pass from your library or alderman!

Mar 26 2017

Updated 11 hours ago

Tree Trim vs. Removal

I am noticing some of the orange no parking signs from Dept of Forestry. They are sporadic though, not on a full block like I have seen before. Is there anyway to determine if a tree is slated for removal vs pruning? I see one with a blue tag on it (think it means its been treated for a disease), but no markings/tags on the other trees, yet they have the orange signs on them also. Thanks for any info you can provide.

  • Dennis 30 year Jefferson Park resident

    No need to be negative, Dan G. Poster asked a simple question. My answer to poster is that I thought trees that have been treated have red tags. Not sure what the blue ones mean, but you can as at the city's website--Forestry.

  • Orange paper signs posted to restrict parking during day of pruning or removal. To make ample clearance for equipment. Since city no longer paints green solid circle on trunk of tree being removed, any one of trees sporting orange sign could be cut down. Chicago has also began culling healthy...

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    Orange paper signs posted to restrict parking during day of pruning or removal. To make ample clearance for equipment. Since city no longer paints green solid circle on trunk of tree being removed, any one of trees sporting orange sign could be cut down. Chicago has also began culling healthy treated ash trees. Treated trees have Blue, Red, Purple, Bronze, Silver dog tags.

    So if you want to keep your treated parkway ash...as our cities community Tree historian, along with being a volunteer Openland's Treekeeper. I am presently working with an official Forestry Representative, to allow property owners to continue protecting their parkway ash with treatment. Waving requirement for costly permit needed by your hired professional arborist.

    Be aware that our city Water department regularally culls healthy maturing trees, in order to make wide clearance for machinery. As in past, workers damaged trees so badly. They had to be removed anyways. Well...now you know!

Apr 12

Updated 12 hours ago

Well it's happened. Sears at Six Corners is closing.

Goodbye Sears store. My father-in-law still talks of their family driving up from the south side of the city to shop their when he was a kid. I wonder what will happen to the building. Now there will be two massive open properties in that spot.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-sears-closing-last-chicago-store-20180412-story.html

    Sears closing its last Chicago store
    Sears is closing its last remaining store in Chicago. Employees at the store at Six Corners in the Old Irving Park neighborhood were told of the closure Thursday morning, spokesman Howard Riefs said in an email. The store will close in mid-July after a liquidation sale set to begin April 27.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • Amazon is taking over the world! Package thieves will be happy.

  • toys r us is closing too, even the kids are effected with all these retailers closing down.

    so we are left with the following:

    no toys for you... just watch you tube

    google it

    order it on amazon

    uber eats

    I need a cleaning person

    I lost my dog

    the crater is here to stay

2 days ago

Updated 39 hours ago

Helicopters flying around

Anyone know who the police are looking for in the area?

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

How long will Irving be closed westbound?

Anybody know how long the westbound lanes will be closed on Irving by six corners?

Apr 11

Updated 4 days ago

    Joint Meeting on the Dunning-Read Conservation Area (DRCA)
    For our April Public Meeting, the Portage Park Neighborhood Association will hold a joint meeting with the Dunning Neighborhood Organization, Friends of the Parks, and Friends of the Dunning-Read Conservation Area (DRCA) to inform residents about the DRCA and the conservation and research work being conducted there.
    https://chicago.everyblock.com

Mar 29

Updated 4 days ago

Gun shots at night Wednesday morn

Who the hell is shooting their gun around Waveland and Laramie? Heard 3 shots, 2 times tonight/Wednesday morning. At 3am.

The other night i heard a single shot.

????

  • sorry Tom -- my bad, I mis-read the Sun Times screen but that article was published 1/20/2018, not more than a year ago. I'm skeptical of Rahm Emanuel, and don't mean to be naive but I take statistics reported by CPS and the CPD as relatively reliable (if questionable, it's...

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    sorry Tom -- my bad, I mis-read the Sun Times screen but that article was published 1/20/2018, not more than a year ago. I'm skeptical of Rahm Emanuel, and don't mean to be naive but I take statistics reported by CPS and the CPD as relatively reliable (if questionable, it's more likely due to processes they use to gather data rather than fudging results to make them sound better). On the other hand, some Everyblock commenters spread completely unsubstantiated beliefs about many things that might affect or involve us or simply be used to rile us up.

  • @Paul in Jefferson, I don't know who started the petition. We saw it there and signed it yesterday because we were there shopping, new years resolution (less stops at Italian bakeries) shot to hell with that purchase.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

robberies

Police are warning residents about three armed robberies this week in the Jefferson Park and Portage Park neighborhoods on the Northwest Side.

In each incident, a group of males displayed either a handgun or a baseball bat before demanding property from a victim, according to an alert from Chicago Police.

The armed robberies happened:

• about 9:45 p.m. Wednesday in the 5300 block of West Windsor;
• about 8:55 p.m. Thursday in the 5000 block of West Grace; and
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Police are warning residents about three armed robberies this week in the Jefferson Park and Portage Park neighborhoods on the Northwest Side.

In each incident, a group of males displayed either a handgun or a baseball bat before demanding property from a victim, according to an alert from Chicago Police.

The armed robberies happened:

• about 9:45 p.m. Wednesday in the 5300 block of West Windsor;
• about 8:55 p.m. Thursday in the 5000 block of West Grace; and
• at 9:32 a.m. Friday in the 6000 block of West Grace.

The robbers are described as a group of Hispanic males, thought to be between the ages of 17 and 25, standing between 5-foot-4 and 5-foot-8 and weighing between 125 and 140 pounds, police said. They were seen wearing dark-colored or gray hooded sweatshirts and dark pants. One of the suspects was seen wearing a bandana.

Anyone with information about the armed robberies should call Area North detectives at (312) 744-8263.From Chicago Sun Times...

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Laramie / Newport - Eddy

Does anyone know what all the emergency activity was for around 11:00pm Saturday?

Apr 12

Updated 4 days ago

Holy Cow

I just received this is my mailbox today in the 60641 zip code. Bizarre. Someone walked around the neighborhood and placed these in everyone's mailbox. Between 7:30 AM and 3:30 PM today. It's a double-sided 2 page rant about Middle Easterners controlling us through microwave technology.

Apr 12

Updated 5 days ago

Last Chicago Sears Closing

Sad to see this happen. Many good memories shopping there when I was young.

  • It’s official? Didn’t see the news? But anyone surprised?

  • Deutsch portage36

    not surprised. unless it was holiday season, sears had more employees in it, then customers, during business hours.

Apr 06

Updated 5 days ago

Club Red Permanently Closed

Below is from a message that Alderman Sposato sent out via email.

While it's easy to see the bad or what we feel is bad management in Chicago, this should be an encouragement. Might even be worth sharing positive feedback with the alderman and the police commander.
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CLUB RED PERMANENTLY CLOSED!

I would like to announce that Club Red, 5415 W. Irving Park Road is
PERMANENTLY CLOSED!It was decided yesterday at a meeting with me, 16th District Police Commander...

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Below is from a message that Alderman Sposato sent out via email.

While it's easy to see the bad or what we feel is bad management in Chicago, this should be an encouragement. Might even be worth sharing positive feedback with the alderman and the police commander.
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CLUB RED PERMANENTLY CLOSED!

I would like to announce that Club Red, 5415 W. Irving Park Road is
PERMANENTLY CLOSED!It was decided yesterday at a meeting with me, 16th District Police Commander Bill Looney, City of Chicago Asst. Corporation Counsel Lindsay Baker and Club Red's owner and her attorney, that the club would permanently close and NOT RE-OPEN!I realize that this establishment has been a source of consternation for area residents for many years. Since I became 38th Ward Alderman 3 years ago, it became apparent that this situation needed to be addressed for the good of our neighborhood. I am grateful to Commander Looney, Attorney Baker, Club Red's owner and input from neighbors to help us resolve this troubling issue. To clarify CLUB RED IS CLOSED PERMANENTLY and will not re-open. It is not under construction as some say but is permanently closed.

  • I don't have to ask around. Look at actual statistics, not anecdotes from a neighbor afraid of "the demographics" moving in. There were gangs in the '80s and '90s in PP. Those are just facts.

  • Deutsch portage36

    gaylords, deuces, royals and more. people would get jumped for their starter jackets, gym shoes and bikes. happened on a daily basis in portage park. graffiti busters didn't exist, so it stayed on buildings and garages until the owners would wash or paint over it.

Apr 07

Updated Apr 12

Shots Fired

Anyone else hear & or report 7 shots fired at 3:10 this morning in area of Montrose & Lockwood. 911 stated there was multiple calls, but I did not see police activity afterwards.

  • I listed an apartment for rent a couple of years ago. I was told that this area is listed as an "Opportunity Area" and received many calls asking if I take Section 8 vouchers. One person had more to spend ($2200) than I was listing the place for ($1800). The...

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    I listed an apartment for rent a couple of years ago. I was told that this area is listed as an "Opportunity Area" and received many calls asking if I take Section 8 vouchers. One person had more to spend ($2200) than I was listing the place for ($1800). The person asked if I would take the money and include all utilities. I refused. That is a little snapshot of how some of it works and could mean more Section 8 people are moving here with Section 8 and paying above market rate (unless my place was underpriced). Whatever the case, I refused the Section 8 and found tenants that paid without a vouhcer at the lower price. A friend is listing a place near St. Pascal and was told his area was an Opportunity Area also so that category at least stretches from East of the park to St. Pascal. My guess is some landlords take the higher price with Section 8 voucher and more have moved into the neighborhood.

  • Bill the Engineer /ChicagoNWside/

    Most of the far Northwest Side has been identified as a "Mobility (Opportunity) Area", with two areas in Portage Park carved out for some reason. See this map:

    http://www.thecha.org/assets/1/6/Opportunity_Area_Map.New_Logo.pdf

    More:
    http://www.thecha.org/residents/services/mobility-counseling-program/

Apr 12

Apr 09

Updated Apr 11

Looking for a hand car wash any recommendations

Not happy with my hand car wash and looking for a new.

Who do you like?

Apr 06

Updated Apr 11

SunFresh Market - Closed?

The corner produce/deli store on Central just off of Addison seems to have closed up shop. Anyone know details? Is this permanent?

  • Sue Portage Park-er

    Sorry to see it go. For those in the area looking for something walk-able there is the Cragin Fresh Market at Austin and Addison. Not sure when it opened but I was made aware of it when they sold a winning lottery ticket and were on the news. :-)

  • Fisch Web Developer / Musician

    Thanks Sue! Not ideal but it'll do in a pinch!

Apr 10

Updated Apr 11

1000 words

...sad to see it go?

Apr 10

Apr 08

BartShore posted 1 photo to Flickr:

Mar 26

Updated Apr 06

CPD post- shooting mission between Long and Central on Irving Park

Does anyone have any information on what happened?

  • That club owner is selling. Sposato pushed for it after the recent shooting. Good. expand the parking lot for Xsport. That would be awesome.

  • More parking lots!

Mar 30

Updated Apr 03

Stolen package off porch

My wife recently bought a coach purse and had it shipped to the house. Few days later ripped box was by the front door with no purse. If you see someone with purse like this and they didn't have it 2 weeks ago it could be my wifes. Hard to find these.
Live near St.Pascals

Mar 31

Updated Apr 01

Gunshots last night 7-8pm in neighborhood behind Culver's?

A friend just mentioned that he heard three gunshots as he was walking a dog last night around 7 or 8 pm. He was in the neighborhood behind Culver's. He did not call the police, but said he saw flashing lights as he left. Does anybody have details?

Apr 05 2015

Updated Apr 01

Happy Easter

and for those that may not celebrate Easter, Happy Wester, Happy Souther and Happy Norther

Mar 30

Updated Mar 31

    Lost Dog Dunning, Chicago, Illinois, IL, United States - L43369
    Lost Wednesday March 28th 2018: Pet Dog in Dunning, Chicago, Illinois, IL, United States | Lost & Found Ref# L43369
    https://www.critteralert.com

Mar 31

Mar 29

LOST female tan/white young dog named blondie

Blondie escaped last night from our yard by newport and mobile at 7pm was last seen at addison and Narragansett at 715pm but ran from people trying to catch her. She is shy but friendly and scared. Please help us find her and get her home.

Mar 25

Updated Mar 27

Vehicles

A USPS mail truck has been sitting in 5500 block of W Cullom for several days, still there today. Police cars were seen around it on Friday. Why is it there?

  • Fredy I'm in real estate and happen to live in the area.

    Saw it too. I was wondering the same. Hopefully they move it soon.

  • Could it be for the episode of Chicago Fire they are soon to be filming at Luther North?

  • Barb and Rich Texas transplants, dog lovers, musicians

    Our mail carrier tells me it broke down and is scheduled to be towed away soon.

Mar 27

Mar 26

Mail truck

Update on the mail truck sitting for a week at Cullom and Linder: mail carrier tells me that it is broken down, the post office is aware of it, and it will be picked up soon.

Mar 26

Mar 25

Architect needed

Hello everyone,
Looking for a good reasonable architect.

thank you all,
Terry

Mar 25

Art Journalers/Mixed Media Collage

Are there any fellow Art Journalers out there? Mixed Media Collagers? Do you love Dina Wakley, Jane Davenport, Robin Marie Smith, etc? Are you obsessed with stencils, stamps, and different paints? Well me too! and I think it would be fun to get together maybe once or twice a month with like minded people and get creative together. We can work on our own pieces while chatting and having fun. Let me know if you're interested!!

Mar 25

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    STRUCTURAL REPAIR IN AN EXISTING 2STORY SFR CRAWL SPACE TO INCLUDE THREE NEW 3.5 O.D. STEEL PIPE COLUMNS ON SONO TUBES. REPLACE ONE EXISTING WOOD BEAM WITH NEW STEAL BEAM AT CENTER OF STRUCTURE AND INSTALL 2 NEW STEAL BEAMS @REAR AND NORTHSIDE OF STRUCTURE AS PER. PLANS. ALL WORK SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS.

    4207 N. Mason Ave. Issued March 19, 2018 Comment

Mar 24

Justice4Every1 has launched a fundraiser and community awareness project!

Justice4Every1 has been fighting for legal underdogs for 5+ years providing free services to those in need.
Justice4Every1 is a 501(c)(3) Not-For-Profit based in Chicago helping indigent & financially strapped citizens fighting for Justice in the Illinois & US Court System at large!
Justice4Every1 operates on a small budget partnering with volunteers & other Not-For-Profits to keep costs low. To date, no one has been paid for their efforts & all donations have gone directly to fund those in need....

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Justice4Every1 has been fighting for legal underdogs for 5+ years providing free services to those in need.
Justice4Every1 is a 501(c)(3) Not-For-Profit based in Chicago helping indigent & financially strapped citizens fighting for Justice in the Illinois & US Court System at large!
Justice4Every1 operates on a small budget partnering with volunteers & other Not-For-Profits to keep costs low. To date, no one has been paid for their efforts & all donations have gone directly to fund those in need.
Justice4Every1 focuses primarily on cases relating to:
• judicial theft of family estates in probate court
• wrongful foreclosures in chancery
• judicial theft of children in family court
• wrongful internment of senior citizens making them wards of the state without cause
• wrongful incompetency judgments against citizens without cause
• judicial / political bribery
• thug actions by court and police officers under color of law
Justice4Every1 stands free of the limitations of the existing system of injustice, cronyism, fraud & theft of peoples' lives, family, property and money.
Justice4Every1 provides sound help and direction to persons done with "status quo" attorneys & courts, and who are ready to act on their own (pro se) to achieve justice.

Are you a licensed paralegal looking for work or to do some pro bono community service?
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Thank you in advance for your love and help with this most important project!
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Aug 15 2016

Updated Mar 24

Basement Work

Looking for recommendations for a company that waterproofs basements. I received a quote from US Waterproofing and it was ridiculous and didn't include exterior work. I called Permaseal and they will be quoting me this week. Is there another company anyone has used that they had positive experiences with? Bonus if you have some pictures of the before/during/after.
Thanks!

  • Thanks everyone for your input. We are planning on starting to call for estimates this week.

  • Keith Watson 23-year Logan Square resident, self-employed

    Emily...did you ever complete your project? I am considering a similar project and wonder if you have any reco's to share.

Mar 22

Updated Mar 23

Police Activity 4200 N. Block of Menard

Saw two police cars on 4200 N block of Menard. Anyone know what happened?

  • Per police scanner, well being check for teenager posting suicidal messages on social media

  • Thanks Sam. Is the police scanner something anyone can access? So amazing that you got the answer so quickly.

  • Yes. Just download the Broadcastify app

Mar 20

Updated Mar 23

Martin Luther?

Hi everyone! One of my favorite things to do is investigate Google Maps and I have recently noticed Google labeling a neighborhood I have never seen before called Martin Luther. Please view the attached photo for the area. Did Google make this up or is it a real neighborhood nearby I just have never heard of?

  • Chicago is made up of many townships. Townships are comprised of “neighborhoods.” Some overlap and some neighborhoods took on a township name. As Chicago expanded these townships saw more advantage to joining the city. Some anomalies exist... Harwood heights etc. Luther north high school took on Martin Luther College and the area simply stop being Martin Luther and never affiliated with Martin Luther King.

Jan 28

Updated Mar 23

Meeting Feb. 7th on proposed gas station/7-Eleven on NW corner of Montrose & Austin

Ald. Sposato is holding a meeting on a development proposal for a gas station/7-Eleven on the northwest corner of Montrose & Austin.

  • pattymelt is mostly in charge

    Jut FYI, Martin's Fresh Market has reopened as La Bodega.

  • Pattymelt, Martin's Fresh Market and La Bodega have completed different owners. Martin's Fresh Market moved to Addison and Laramie as Supermercado Martin Offering more variety of fresh meats, fresh vegetables and hot food.

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