2 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Water line install pipe replacement Referrals needed

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

  • May I ask why the street to house line needs to be replaced? Is it leaking before reaching the house or having low pressure issue? When I replaced the lines in my building we did it from the point where it entering the house to all the fixtures and the boiler room.

  • Mike Goode Owner of Goode Plumbing in Chicago

    When you say waterline, are you referring to the water service? This is the line that brings water from the municipal main to your building. If that’s the case, then your choices among plumbing contractors is going to be more limited than for work that does not involve going into...

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    When you say waterline, are you referring to the water service? This is the line that brings water from the municipal main to your building. If that’s the case, then your choices among plumbing contractors is going to be more limited than for work that does not involve going into the public way, which is required to replace a water service. Depending on the current size and fixture count, you may we’ll need to go into the street, requiring a street opening permit among other things. I’m not certain of the age of your 3 flat, but many older buildings in Chicago have a 1 inch lead (or iron) water service which no longer meets current code. You will need to bring things up to current code once you expose it. We do not do water services yet-it is one of the very few services we do not offer (but are looking to in the not too distant future) but would be happy to refer you to someone. If you are looking for inside plumbing, I’d be happy to give you any advice or take a look at things if you’d like.

2 days ago

Updated 5 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.

  • why you come here to troll us “good neighbor”? nobody forcing you to participate. this is a positive event for those wishing to attend amidst the overwhelming news the past few months about atrocities against women.

  • Jac Charlier AKA Citizen Jac Citizen-led solutions for better community

    For those going, see you at the Women's March...

    @good neighbor - Unity in Community's mission is to have these conversations and then, where we agree, have shared action. For those in Unity in Community, the Women's March is a good fit. I invite you to join with us in...

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    For those going, see you at the Women's March...

    @good neighbor - Unity in Community's mission is to have these conversations and then, where we agree, have shared action. For those in Unity in Community, the Women's March is a good fit. I invite you to join with us in what we will do for our next action. We are NW side based and so reflect, in part, the NW side. We also reflect, in part, where we come from, family, experience, ect... For me, I grew up on the NW side and so have a lot of that wired into me.

    Next, as to the D and R politics of it, yup, that can certainly come up in our conversations, and the reality of where we are now means it's there, no doubt. Still, for Unity in Community we look at the longer run and say in the past neither party has been all good or all bad on race and gender equality, and inclusion. That means the path forward is the conviction of equality, the value of diversity, the goal of inclusion and with whomever we need to roll to get that boulder up the hill, we shall. As I like to say, Unity in Community is working towards "our nation's first and best promise - that we are all indeed created equal!"

    if you like, send me your email (jac.charlier@gmail.com) and I'll add you (and anybody else on this thread) to our email list. We're also on FB (Unity in Community Northwest).

    Jac

2 days ago

Updated 8 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.

  • Sami Mom of 3

    I have no city sticker yet my vehicle is registered in Chicago, but i park in a private parking spot, which the cops drive past. They cannot touch your car on private property.

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    Ive lived a couple places in chicago that had driveways. All were 2 flats on a double lot. Just curious if yours is too?

4 days ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Fence Builders

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

  • Top Line did my fence. If you want to see it in person or pictures email me.

  • Be careful about relying on Angie's List. At least a few of us EB Neighbors can say from personal experience that it's bogus, with stilted/unreliable reviews.

    Definitely go with neighbors referrals for services and cross-reference various reviews/ratings as much as possible.

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    Be careful about relying on Angie's List. At least a few of us EB Neighbors can say from personal experience that it's bogus, with stilted/unreliable reviews.

    Definitely go with neighbors referrals for services and cross-reference various reviews/ratings as much as possible.

    I have no skin in the game, but like to promote good services when I can. Search my comments for "Ironman", for details from my watching one of their installations. Very nicely done and withstanding the test of time. Two other EB neighbors who've used him continue to recommend Ironman (owner is always on-site working the job).

Jun 13

Updated 13 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.

  • future alderman future alderman

    truthfully tired of people moving here and complaining about lack of parking-in over 30 years of city living i felt the need for a car about 3x before becoming disabled

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    "truthfully tired of people moving here and complaining about lack of parking-"

    Agreed do your research. Everyone knows theres no parking in albany park. Common sense tells you neighborhoods with multiple apt buildings with many units means no parking.

18 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

Jan 11

Updated 31 hours ago

Check out Chicago water quality

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

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

    @ spev - agreed that Chicago tap water is above average at the source. I'm more concerned with the path it takes from that source to reach my glass.

  • JoeFlatwoods Love my Albany Park Neighborhood

    I had my lead water line replaced with copper and a whole house filter installed. Wasn't cheap, but well worth the health benefits.

Jan 10

Updated 2 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 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!!! 😍

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    I like the shrimp kabobs at noon

3 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 :)

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Theft at Welles park tonight

My son's friend had his bag (phone,clothes etc)stolen from the locker room. The two male thieves also entered the girls locker room. Warn your kids to be sure to always lock up their stuff and girls should always immediately alert an adult if a male enters their locker room. Wish there were cameras in the hallways there too.

4 days ago

Any commendations on a Snow Removal service in Albany Park?

Any commendations on a Snow removal service in Albany Park? I am talking about the typical sidewalk and front stairs. Thank you.

Jan 12

Updated 4 days ago

    Candidate for Illinois attorney general robbed at gunpoint
    A candidate running for Illinois Attorney General was robbed at gunpoint while he was taking promotional photos for his campaign Thursday afternoon in the Northwest Side ward where he's also the Democratic committeeman, according to his campaign manager and authorities.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jan 08

Updated 4 days ago

Seeking Realtor who knows Albany Park

We're considering selling our condo and we're looking for a Realtor who specializes in the area between Montrose & Irving Park, California & Kedzie. Does anyone have any recommendations?

4 days ago

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 10

Updated 5 days ago

Anyone's Child Go to DePaul College Pre?

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

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

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

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

    Or cook...

  • JoeFlatwoods Love my Albany Park Neighborhood

    No guilt whatsoever on my part.

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

Jan 11

Updated 5 days ago

Illegal parking on private property

Can I tow an illegally parked car on my private back lot? What are my rights?

  • Perhaps this link will help; yes, it's your private property and you can tow. The link is for a company that will make a sign with the IL statute number on it: https://www.mysecuritysign.com/illinois-no-trespassing-signs

  • Someone parked blocking the entrance to my driveway. I called the police and they came and wrote a $100.00 ticket and asked me if I wanted the car towed. I told them the ticket was sufficient for the first time. He said if they ever block the driveway again I can have them towed.
    BTW, I do have a store bought sign that warns people that if they park and block the driveway their car will be towed away.

Jan 04

Updated 5 days ago

    Albany Park development details don't ease residents' gentrification worries
    A standing-room-only crowd of Albany Park residents turned out on a frigid Wednesday night to learn more about about a mixed-use development proposed for the site of the Lawrence-Kedzie Self Storage building, and what they heard did little to allay concerns about increasing gentrification in the neighborhood.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com

5 days ago

Jan 12

Updated 6 days ago

ER vehicles on 4300 N St. Louis

I saw a number of emergency vehicles on the 4300 N block of St Louis this evening. How that everyone is safe!

Jan 10

Updated 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

Jan 07

Updated Jan 10

Never ending car alarm

Hi folks,

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

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

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

  • JoeFlatwoods Love my Albany Park Neighborhood

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

Jan 10

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 08

Parking

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

Mauricio

Jan 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.

Dec 14

Updated Jan 04

Please clear snow and ice from sidewalks.

Most sidewalks were full of ice this week. If there is a melt of snow one day and you see the temperatures will drop over night the sidewalks will have ice. When I try to walk on these sidewalks and try not to fall I think of the people that live in these homes that didn't bother to clear their sidewalks. Think of your neighbors, the kids on their way to school and the delivery people. It only takes a few minutes to clear your sidewalk. There are many bad sidewalks with cracks and dug up in the neighborhood. So add ice and snow and it makes it that much worse.

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    I am a landlord , I shovel stairs,sidewalks and salt . Many homeowners don't. Many city sidewalks also are in need of repairs so who gets the ticket the city.

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

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

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
  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    "This is just Example #2000+ since this particular poster registered this particular ID and proceeded to try to stir every pot"

    Not sure how admitting id be a selfish coward in this instance is stirring the pot.

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

Jun 05 2016

Updated Jan 01

Foster/adoption Support Groups

Hi Neighbors! Does anyone know of any unofficial Foster and Adoption support groups? DCFS doesn't show any in this area (Albany Park/Irving Park). If you don't know of one, but are a foster or adoptive parent yourself, would you be interested in being a part of a support group? I am a foster parent in the process of adoption and would love to meet some other families in our neighborhood walking this road. Please pass on any information or interest! Thanks!

  • John AP 5 Year AP resident. LOVE it

    Hello-

    My wife and I just adopted internationally . The boys came home to us around thanksgiving .

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    Try reaching out through lydia home on irving.

Dec 28

Updated Dec 30

Here the picture of the lost cat

If anybody has seen this cat this is my niece lost cat i hope he is safe she is really worry about him.please keep a eye out for him.he goes by the name of lonski he is very friendly

Dec 18

Updated Dec 30

Parent-Child Class?

Just moved to this neighborhood. Want to check out a Montessori school for my 14 month old daughter. Three blocks from where we live, there is a school called Montessori Gifted Prep. We toured there, but they are full. Thinking about to trying their Parent-Child class on Jan. 25 Anyone want to join together?

  • DQ

    Thank you all for the recommendations. I will definitely check out other options in the neighborhood, I won't go so far like O'hare unfortunately. I was just so amazed by how well children at Montessori Gifted Prep spoke both Spanish and Mandarin at this early age when I toured there.

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

    North Park is not a Montessori school, but they do incorporate Montessori principles for primary grades. https://www.npeschool.org/

    Keep in mind that not all children do well in that environment; ours did much better in a highly structured, competitive program

Dec 26

Updated Dec 29

Lost cat

My niece lost her cat in the neighborhood on kimball between irving park and cuyler it a grey and white tabby it is very friendly it answered to lonski please help her find it its very cold outside for him he is a indoor cat

  • Cats usually do not go far since they tend to be skittish in new situations. Not knowing the specific it's hard to say but - It could be hiding under stairs close by or behind a furnace... good luck, I know how overwhelming this can feel...

  • Thank u he could be under stairway by them i will the check again it so true that cats stay in the place they know

Dec 19

Updated Dec 26

Lost kitty?

Found a lovely female, short-haired, black kitty this evening. Very friendly; approximately 3 years old. I just fed her but can't bring her inside because of allergies. Has anyone lost her?

  • Chicago Cowgrrrl proud Albany Park resident & Irving business owner

    Did you see the post where someone said they lost a black cat?

  • Chicago Cowgrrrl proud Albany Park resident & Irving business owner

    Sorry, I now see that cat was found.

Dec 25

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Dec 20

Updated Dec 23

Any ideas for local initiatives to submit to the local authorities regarding waste management?

I'm shocked by the precarious level of publicly funded waste management solutions in big urban centers in the US. Albany Park has so much to offer in terms of parks, multicultural events and world cuisine!!! but we have some monumental issues with littering. I've heard that it has improved a lot, as in light years away from where it used to be (I'm relatively new) but it's still way below international Western standards. The effects of this littering pollution are...

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I'm shocked by the precarious level of publicly funded waste management solutions in big urban centers in the US. Albany Park has so much to offer in terms of parks, multicultural events and world cuisine!!! but we have some monumental issues with littering. I've heard that it has improved a lot, as in light years away from where it used to be (I'm relatively new) but it's still way below international Western standards. The effects of this littering pollution are extremely costly (clogged sewers, rodent infestation treatment, probably enhanced water treatment solutions, etc). We could prevent a lot of it with proactive measures for half of the money that we end up investing in remediation. We seem to score really low within the developed world. I found this video to share with local youth groups out there for awareness and inspiration.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xuljpr0aEBo

    Top 10 Countries That Recycle The Most
    The ten countries that recycle the highest proportion of their municipal waste. FB for daily news: http://www.facebook.com/thedailyconversation http://www.twitter.com/thedailyconvo Subscribe to TDC: https://www.youtube.com/TheDailyConversation/ Sources: https://stats.oecd.org/Index.aspx?DataSetCode=MUNW Researched, written, narrated and produced by Bryce Plank Video editing and effects by Robin West Script: These are the 10 countries with the important distinction of having the highest rates of recycling their municipal waste.
    https://www.youtube.com/
  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    Talk to jeffrey littleton he may be interested in something like this

  • Kodi, you're absolutely right but we live in a day and age in which people act on emotion rather than reason. That's an area in which other societies have shown more gray matter than us. But oh well, baby steps. Let's keep it local. I would go to every alderman...

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    Kodi, you're absolutely right but we live in a day and age in which people act on emotion rather than reason. That's an area in which other societies have shown more gray matter than us. But oh well, baby steps. Let's keep it local. I would go to every alderman meeting that involves discussions of budgeting and I would argue that this is a more serious issue than we think it is and that is having regrettable ramifications, so we should start thinking of redistributing funds. That might also be a good incentive for people to stop littering if it's going to cost them money or subsidies down the road. Of course the inebriated ones who can't even stand by themselves and are leaving trails of broken glass bottles won't change. Understanding what to do about that is beyond our capacity, but we can start a public conversation about basic fund allocations and hopefully have some kind of impact.

Dec 23

Dec 23

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REVISION TO PERMIT #100662164 TO CHANGE THE GENERAL CONTRACTOR OF RECORD TO ECLAT REMODELING & CONSTRUCTION. VENTILATION CONTRACTOR TO TAPIA & SONS HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING & THE PLUMBER OF RECORD TO JC CONSTRUCTION.

    3414 W. Foster Ave. Issued December 21, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    CHANGE OF ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR FOR ORIGINAL PERMIT #100662164

    3414 W. Foster Ave. Issued December 21, 2017 Comment

Feb 16 2014

Updated Dec 22

Has anyone been to Favorite Cafe at 3256 W Lawrence?

It looks like a bar and/or restaurant but I can't seem to find much online about it. I'll probably end up stopping in either way, but I thought I see if anyone has been there. I did find a facebook page under "Favorite Cafe Sports Bar", but there isn't much info. Let me know about your experience.Thanks!

  • I basically know nothing about soccer per se but I'm fascinated by the social and political innuendoes attached to it. I'm sure it's the same for popular US sports but I grew up among soccer fanatics that I could never figure out so I'm still intrigued. I moved to the...

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    I basically know nothing about soccer per se but I'm fascinated by the social and political innuendoes attached to it. I'm sure it's the same for popular US sports but I grew up among soccer fanatics that I could never figure out so I'm still intrigued. I moved to the US in the 90s when the soccer culture was being gradually exported to the US. Back in the late 90s there was a group of wealthy German and Italian dudes in the Gold Coast who organised a bunch of dinner parties around major European League games. Now I'm exploring the trends in Albany Park. Great conversation starter on that block.

  • Sorry isn't that hard to understand. There are really just about 3-4 rules. Much less than any of the major sports here in the US. It's just that the MLS (our US soccer league) is pretty horrible. I enjoy watching our national teams play.

Dec 22

Dec 21

Person Shot

26 year old male shot in the 4600 block of Central Park. One to the stomach. Says he was just walking down the street and someone shot him. Happened just before 8PM 12/21

Dec 19

Updated Dec 21

Park incident

Anyone know what happened tonight at river park, by the track. i saw an ambulance earlier and the police have it taped off now...

  • Off topic but you can read any behind paywall article by going incognito (Chrome) or NewPrivate window in Edge. Should be something similar in other browsers. Chicago Trib will often tweet an article that requires a subscription. You can get around it this way.

  • Off topic is how science and technology have advanced since the beginning of time. On topic is overrated. Thank you, On the block. Keep it off topic. Most useful comment so far.

Dec 21

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