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Blue Bins

Does any one else have a problem with the blue bin pickups. They haven't picked them up 2 times in a row. They are too fussy. First they had the blue bag fiasco and now they are so particular that if there's one small item that doesn't pass muster they don't pick the trash up. i will just have my tenants toss everything into the black trash bins. What a screwed up city!!

  • krw

    Yes, I think blue bins would still work. But I'm sure labeling every product with that symbol (which many already have) rather than those ridiculous instructions would make a world of difference.

  • Thanks, good to know that I'm not the only one trying to do the right thing but having to deal with all the rules. It's not just me, it's having to try to educate my tenants and then of course no control over the blue bins when they are outside.

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Keys found

I found a set of keys on Schubert between St Louis and Drake around 12:30 am Sunday. Inbox if you think is yours with a description.

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Spoke Apartments Aggressive Signage

Anyone else bothered by the massive SpokeApartments.com posters blocking the skyline views? I am wondering if there are signage zoning rules that apply, at least for the removable ones

    Brand New Apartments for Rent in Chicago's River West | Spoke Apartments
    This gorgeous two-tower community in the River West neighborhood features apartments and town homes with instant access to the city of Chicago via the Blue Line subway and Milwaukee Avenue's "Hipster Highway."
  • You might have a case with zoning laws. My condo building dealt with something similar several years ago when the apartment next door (same builder) put a sign on *our* roof. I don’t know what ended up being the resolution but you could certainly check if they are zoned for signage, I think.

  • KB

    @heather more for knowledge sake than actual litigation, and good point :) @kris Yes true, I was thinking more about the hanging sign on the east side that spans several stories. Thoughts?

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Explore Today's Cheapest Rentals In West Town, Chicago

1432 N Greenview Ave.

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715 North Morgan St.

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Over at 1518 W Pearson St. (at W Pearson St. & N Greenview Ave.), there's this 800-square-foot 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment, going for $1,600 / month. In the unit, expect central heating, hardwood flooring, a fireplace, a dishwasher, in-unit laundry and stainless steel appliances.

728 N Morgan St., #A401

Fatal 8-vehicle crash closes intersection near Congress and Wells

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Shooting on Thomas and California

Just a quick heads up neighbors. I witnessed a shooting at the Food and Dollar on Thomas and Cali yesterday about 230pm. About 6 shots fired and some serious yelling and running around afterwards. Several people running out of the store and getting into a White Nissan Altima. Cops closed the area off for several hours after. I spoke to the police to give some details of what I saw and they reported that it was all caught on video, so hopefully it leads to some arrests. Its been quiet around here lately and I know we all hope it stays that way.

Be safe everyone and please report suspicious activity!

  • steven 60706 resident

    As far as watching for the car Lol. Probably stolen in a staged accident or was car jacked. There have been several of those recently in the area. The vehicle is already dumped somewhere. The area used to be filled with gangs. Now they travel in. Not the same people...

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    As far as watching for the car Lol. Probably stolen in a staged accident or was car jacked. There have been several of those recently in the area. The vehicle is already dumped somewhere. The area used to be filled with gangs. Now they travel in. Not the same people as before. If I say who they are and identify by skin color I will be labeled a racist. So all I can say is look at the video of the recent armed robbery on North Ave East of Damen and draw your own conclusions. The video is posted on this site. Every armed robbery has same description of offender.


    Is this another bad bodega? I have been assaulted by people hanging out in front of this store. I was going to another store and I was told by the owner, they were hypes. He told me, they cause trouble all time time and can't wait till they are gone.

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  • STEM in the First Grade

    Ms. Horn is asking for $251.59:
    My students need quality starting tools to integrate STEM into the classroom. The Programmable Mouse Set will allow scholars to learn basic coding, something that is so important in this age of technology.
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Renting in West Town: What Will $1,800 Get You?

1429 North Cleaver St., #Ch1

1513 West Haddon Ave.

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1521 West Chestnut St., #3

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