5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Exterior screen door installation

Looking to add an exterior screen/storm door on the back door. Ive gotten one estimate but would like 1 or 2 more. Any recommendations? Thanks

Jun 09

Jun 06

Updated Jun 08

    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
  • Robert Rohdenburg Activist Citizen

    "A look at the latter case first. Near Norwood Park, GlenStar Properties wants to build a 299-unit apartment complex along the Kennedy Expressway, just east of O’Hare. As many as 30 of the units would be deemed affordable housing, which means rent for those units would be within reach for...

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    "A look at the latter case first. Near Norwood Park, GlenStar Properties wants to build a 299-unit apartment complex along the Kennedy Expressway, just east of O’Hare. As many as 30 of the units would be deemed affordable housing, which means rent for those units would be within reach for people making 60 percent or less of the neighborhood’s median income.

    The location would be ideal — within walking distance of CTA bus routes, the Blue Line’s Cumberland station, and a Greyhound bus stop.

    Up until recently, however, GlenStar’s proposal looked like a victim of aldermanic prerogative — an unwritten rule that gives aldermen veto power over projects within their wards.

    The complex is proposed in the predominantly white 41st Ward, where Ald. Anthony Napolitano presides. Last fall at a city Zoning Committee hearing, Napolitano said he opposed the project because of concerns about the impact on traffic and local schools. In a lawsuit seeking to get the project approved, GlenStar says Napolitano failed to back up those assertions with data. GlenStar says the real reason for Napolitano’s opposition was the project’s inclusion of affordable housing.

    The zoning committee deferred action on the project indefinitely, and the deadline for a vote on the project expired in January. However, GlenStar officials were recently told their proposal will be put on the agenda for the Zoning Committee’s meeting June 26."..."What do the GlenStar and Full Circle proposals share in common? They each offer affordable housing in a part of the city where the job market’s arrow is up and the demand for lower-wage earners is sure to grow. That’s something that should be enabled. Neighborhoods are at their healthiest when they strike a balance between growth and affordability. Arena gets that. Napolitano doesn’t."

  • OParker Native Chicagoan

    Why do the developers and their supporters insist on wanting to make this and other projects about race or poverty when all many of us are asking is not to put in high density housing? Keep the buildings to 4 stories or less and include the 30 assisted housing units and I believe they would find a lot more support.

  • Robert Rohdenburg Activist Citizen

    6/7/18 Letter to the Chicago Tribune Editor in response to the 6/6 Tribune Editorial:"Letter: Aldermen have too much control over housing in their wards
    June 7, 2018, 1:40 PM

    The Chicago Tribune editorial “Affordable housing in the Far Northwest Side: A tale of two projects” urges affordable housing to be...

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    6/7/18 Letter to the Chicago Tribune Editor in response to the 6/6 Tribune Editorial:"Letter: Aldermen have too much control over housing in their wards
    June 7, 2018, 1:40 PM

    The Chicago Tribune editorial “Affordable housing in the Far Northwest Side: A tale of two projects” urges affordable housing to be considered in the Far Northwest Side of Chicago. For over a century, Far Northwest Side communities have, by design, been residentially segregated. Even today, aldermanic prerogative, an informal practice with no grounding in law, has been manipulated in an unjust manner to exclude under-represented populations. The Far Northwest Side of Chicago needs local and citywide leadership to step up and ensure healthy, inclusive and affordable communities are designed for the future, especially in light of plans to expand O’Hare International Airport.

    The O’Hare expansion is expected to generate 60,000 construction jobs and tens of thousands of permanent jobs in upcoming years. Airport workers will need affordable housing to eliminate hours of commute time. Lessening daily commute time improves quality of life for individuals and families, allowing more time to be spent with children, attend school, work out and become engaged community volunteers. Because of misuse of aldermanic prerogative, the GlenStar Properties project development, containing 299 units, including 30 units of affordable housing, has been in limbo for almost a year. Unless City Council zoning committee members take the high road for the greater good of the city and choose to ignore aldermanic prerogative, in a rare and almost unprecedented manner, the project will not be approved."

    Aldermanic prerogative needs to be re-examined to ensure it is not used to promote segregation in the future.".."Monica Dillon, Chicago"

    SEE the entire letter at:http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/letters/ct-letters-chicago-ohare-jobs-segregated-20180607-story.html

Jun 02

Updated Jun 08

Anyone Looking for a Rehab House on Wide Lot?

50 wide lot with side drive. 50x125, wide street. Needs everything redone or tear down. Bought a couple years ago to rehab, but wife got sick and priotities change. Seeing if there's any interest at the right price or if we will keep it and plug along. No realtors, we have a great one if we need her.

  • Dan

    I may be interested. Email me to let me know specifics. Thanks

  • I may also be interested. Please email me.

Jun 01 2016

Updated Jun 04

House Painter?

Looking for a company to paint the outside of our house (siding). Anyone have a recommendation? Thanks!

  • Mary F. Robbins Real Estate Broker with Baird & Warner

    I have hired Mike from Value as well. Kathy Marz uses him as well.
    He's excellent too!!

  • Raphy Painter and maintenance man

    Contact me my experience more than 20 years at 7732255823

May 31

Updated Jun 01

Operation Help A Hero

Operation Help A Hero
There are hundreds of homeless Veterans in Chicago. The City of Chicago is working hard to create a system where any episode of homelessness is rare and brief through the End Veterans Homelessness Initiative (EVHI). As we house these veterans, the transition from shelter or transitional housing to permanent housing, means many veterans do not have basic items to set up a home. Mayor Emanuel, the City Council, and Jewel-Osco are joining together in the month of June to help homeless Veterans in Chicago by creating move-in kits. Please help by donating new household items.
https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/fss/veterans/veteran-news/operation-help-a-hero.html

    operation-help-a-hero
    There are hundreds of homeless Veterans in Chicago. The City of Chicago is working hard to create a system where any episode of homelessness is rare and brief through the End Veterans Homelessness Initiative (EVHI). As we house these veterans, the transition from shelter or transitional housing to permanent housing, means many veterans do not have basic items to set up a home.
    https://www.cityofchicago.org

May 27

Updated May 31

Pool liner installation

Looking for someone to install an above ground pool liner

  • gotts1 Block Party Planner

    Anyone from Norbert pool on Milwaukee can set you up with an installer.

  • Try Russo’s on North ave in Northlake, 708-344-1166

Apr 19

Updated May 30

Tutor needed

I'm looking for a tutor for my son, he is having trouble with Algebra 1. We live in Edison Park.

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

    Did you son look into tutoring at school? Speak with his teacher?

  • TDawg54 Resident of Old Norwood

    You might inquire about the Teacher in the Library program and Homework Help at your local CPL branch. Teachers and education majors from Chicago Community Colleges are on hand several times per week, no appointments needed.

  • I offer math prep lessons (Algebra 1 and Algebra 2) in the summer for the upcoming school year. Also, I do lessons during the school year. Please keep me in mind if you still need a tutor for your son.

May 24

Matt-n-Mikes Superkid Bars available at Happy Foods!!

Big News on the @mattnmikes front! Super kid Bars are now available at Happy Foods - Edison Park 6783 N Northwest Hwy
As always they are also available at mattnmikes.com Right now use the code SPRING for 30% off a one time order (or just run out to Happy Foods so you don’t have to wait on delivery 😁) #superkids #superfoods #snacksmartfromthestart

    MATT N' MIKE'S - healthy kids snacks
    MATT N' MIKE'S SuperKid Bar! is a nutritional snack for kids. Made with all natural ingredients that kids love and parents trust!
    https://mattnmikes.com

May 23

Updated May 24

Pool company?

We have used Action Pools in the past but they are not returning our calls. Anyone have a pool company they like that can assist with our above ground pool? Thank you in advance!

May 24

May 15

Updated May 18

Junk Mail: RedPlum now Retailmenot.com

If you are like me and hate having your sidewalk littered with the junk mail that comes in those little red bags, you can go to this site to request that your address be removed. It says process takes 5-6 weeks to take effect. I just removed my address from their list and will follow up to confirm if it actually works.

https://www.redplum.com/tools/direct-mail-preferences

  • Often times these mailing lists have multiple names listed for the same address. So if you submit your cancellation for your name, you may want to complete the process again using your spouse's name or any other adult name living at your address.

  • joanie 25 year resident of JP

    Some lady and her daughter pulled up in a loud SUV blaring country music and dumped several red plum papers outside our vestibule doors on the grounds of our condo complex. This happened earlier this week around the location of Windsor and Long. We pay a lot for landscaping and don't appreciate this trash being thrown on the ground. On the plus side, at least she wasn't playing rap.

May 16

Updated May 17

Two women ringing door bell

I just had two women come to my door and ring the bell multiple times.

When I opened my door they said they were looking for other Romanian people to talk to and stuck around on my porch after I said I didn’t speak Romanian and couldn’t help them out.

After they went and sat in their car (a black Accord) for longer than necessary. Has anyone else experienced them knocking on their door?

  • Ditto to Robin’s message. Notify the police one way or another!

  • Thanks everyone. I called it in and someone came out to take a look. I’ll update if I see them again.

May 14

Updated May 15

Basement Waterproofing

Has anyone had a good experience lately with a PermaSeal/U.S.Waterproofing type outfit. We have a basement seepage problem we need to address. Any recommendations appreciated.

  • I used Atlas Restoration for seepage problem on one side of house two years ago. Did the trick. Two years later other side had simila, but smaller problem. Worked again. No problems since. Workers were pleasant to deal with both times.

  • XPert flood control. Best in the business used them for my home, zero complaints or issues. (773)267-5000

  • I used PermaSeal (800-421-7325) to install a sump pump (the house never had one) and to seal a creepy, smelly crawlspace. The project wasnt cheap but was worth every penny! They also did a great job fixing two foundation cracks. The crew was quick and cleaned up after themselves.

May 13

  • Permit issued for new construction

    INSTALLATION OF NINE (9) NEW ANTENNAS AND ANCILLARY EQUIPMENT MOUNTED TO EXISTING MONOPOLE AND THREE (3) NEW CABINETS ATTACHED TO EXISTING STRUCTURE AT GRADE. PREVIOUS PERMIT #100275270. VERIZON WIRELESS SITE: MILWAUKEE & OAKTON.

    7580 N. Milwaukee Ave. Issued May 11, 2018 Comment

May 11

May 01

We found our missing Lab

We found our girl Mabel! Thanks for everyone who helped. Her journey took her too Park Ridge but she is safe!

May 01

Sandy colored pug with tags

I just saw a pug walking down Canfield at 130pm Tuesday afternoon. Judd’s called 911. He was by Canfield and rosedale and I stopped and he licked me and was friendly and the tags read 5300 block of Canfield. I tried to take him home, he nipped at me and ran. When I tried to go ahead of him with water he was then scared. He crossed Canfield with my help and then headed south west.

Sorry and I hope the little guy finds his way home.

Apr 30

Missing Black Lab

My 1 year old black Lab went missing from the 7300 block of Clarence. If anyone finds her please contact 773-307-8230

Apr 28

Updated Apr 29

Participatory Budget for 41st Ward

Spread the word to all of your friends in the ward about the opportunity to have a say on how the 41st Ward budget of $1million gets allocated.

First, you will be asked to vote on the % of the budget that gets spent on street resurfacing.

Second, you will be asked to vote on how the remaining money should be allocated by ranking 3 bundled community project packages. One of these packages includes the repair/replacement of the NORWOOD PARK sign near the train station. Each voter can rank the projects (from 1 - 3) in order of importance to them.

Voting through 5/11 @ Alderman Napolitano's office:
7442 N Harlem Ave
Mon. 9am-7pm, Tu-Fri 9am-5pm

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

    I voted again this year and as part of the Edgebrook Community Association (ECA), we had Board members staffing the voting. I'm glad the 41st Ward has a form of PB. This is a good thing.

Apr 24

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