31 hours ago

Police searching for men who robbed, tied up residents in home invasions

The men first struck Nov. 16 around 7:15 p.m. in the 1400 block of North Bosworth Avenue in the Noble Square neighborhood, according to a community alert from police.

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Two men matching the same description then robbed a home Saturday around 2:45 p.m. in the 900 block of West Wrightwood Avenue in the Wrightwood Neighbors neighborhood.

    Police searching for men who robbed, tied up residents in home invasions
    Police are searching for two men who forced their way into homes on the North and Near West sides last week, led the residents to the back at gunpoint and robbed them. The men, with their faces partially covered by black scarves, stole cash, jewelry and cell phones, police said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

2 days ago

Through December 11th, please bring gently us...

Through December 11th, please bring gently used coats to the 2nd Ward Service Office located at 1400 N. Ashland Avenue between the hours of 9:00am to 5:00pm. These coats will benefit local families in need. For more information please call (312) 643-2299 or email ward02@cityofchicago.org.

    Alderman Brian Hopkins
    Through December 11th, please bring gently used coats to the 2nd Ward Service Office located at 1400 N. Ashland Avenue between the hours of 9:00am to 5:00pm. These coats will benefit local families...
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2 days ago

On Tuesday, December 5th, the Secretary of St...

On Tuesday, December 5th, the Secretary of State’s mobile office will be at the 2nd Ward Service Office (1400 N. Ashland Avenue) from 10am to 2pm. This mobile unit will help residents renew, replace, or correct driver’s licenses and state ID cards; purchase vehicle registration renewal stickers for license plates, as well as passenger vehicle license plates and B-truck plates; register vehicle titles; and receive parking placards for persons with disabilities. For more information, please email ward02@cityofchicago.org.

    Alderman Brian Hopkins
    On Tuesday, December 5th, the Secretary of State's mobile office will be at the 2nd Ward Service Office (1400 N. Ashland Avenue) from 10am to 2pm. This mobile unit will help residents renew, replace,...
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Chicago comedy spotlight for Nov. 20-26

Group Improvised Comedy at Comedy Clubhouse, 1462 N. Ashland, 8:00 p.m. Long form improv (20-25 minutes) by three teams of up...

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Best Night Ever at Gman Tavern, 3740 N. Clark, 9:00 p.m. Mike Cronin hosts Emily Galati, Tom Thakkar, Jimmy Roberson, Sabeen Sadiq, Mike O'Keefe, Jessica Hong, and Dave Losso.

Comedy Cocktail at House of Blues’ Foundation Room, 329 N. Dearborn, 6:00 p.m. Produced by James Allen Kamp, creator of the most excellent comedyofchicago...

Kyle Kinane at Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport, 8:30 p.m. Kyle Kinane is an internationally touring comedian who got his start...

Christmas By Melania at Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway, 8:00 p.m. Melania hosts a Christmas special with guests “Paul Manafort, Mike and Karen Pence, Barron Trump, Kellyanne Conway, Jeff Sessions, Vladimir Putin, Maxine Waters” and more TBA.

Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont, 9:00 p.m. Chicago Underground Comedy is one of comedy’s most groundbreaking showcases. Cameron Esposito, Beth Stelling, TJ Miller, Dan Telfer, and Kumail Nanjiani all got their start here. Produced by Meredith Kachel.

Comedians You Should Know at Timothy O’Toole’s, 622 N. Fairbanks Ct., 9:30 p.m. Mike Lebovitz, Kristen Toomey and more TBA.

Messing with a Friend at The Annoyance Theatre, 851 W. Belmont, 10:30 p.m. This is a show where the improvisers morph from character to...

The Lincoln Lodge at Under the Gun Theatre, 956 W. Newport, 8:00 p.m. This famed stand-up showcase is now headquartered at Under the Gun with shows on Friday and Saturday nights.

Jokesplaining at The Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway, 10:00 p.m. Pushing boundaries is the goal. Featuring Megan Stalter, Allison Dunne and Erica Nicole Clark. Guest set by Denise Medina.  The evening is hosted by Alex Kumin. Bring in one coat to donate and get two free tickets. 

    Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, November 20-Sunday, November 26, 2017
    In town: Shawn Wayans and Alingon Mitra. Returning to their comedy hometown: Chris Redd, Emily Galati, Kyle Kinane, and John Caponera. A "who's who" in improv and music will appear nonstop for 24 hours from Monday to Tuesday at Second City. Keep reading for details.
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Nov 17

Noble Square woman attacked by suspects posing as delivery men

...Rene Batres, the victim's boyfriend, said the woman was walking to home along the 1400 block of North Bosworth Avenue at 7:19 p.m. when she was approached by two men in reflective vests...

    Noble Square woman attacked by suspects posing as delivery men
    A Noble Square woman was allegedly attacked by two men dressed as delivery drivers during a home invasion Thursday night. Rene Batres, the victim's boyfriend, said the woman was walking to home along the 1400 block of North Bosworth Avenue at 7:19 p.m. when she was approached by two men in reflective vests.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Nov 17

Fake delivery leads to home invasion in West Town

It happened after 7 p.m. Thursday in the 1400 block of North Bosworth.

    Fake delivery leads to home invasion in West Town
    CHICAGO -- A fake package delivery turns into a robbery in the city's West Town neighborhood. It happened after 7 p.m. Thursday in the 1400 block of North Bosworth. Police say a woman was approached at her doorstep by two men wearing reflective vests.
    http://wgntv.com

Nov 17

Suspects Posing As Delivery Men Attacked Woman During Home Invasion

The two males approached the 30-year-old woman at 7:19 p.m. while she was coming home to her apartment in the 1400 block of North Bosworth, according to Chicago Police. The suspects, wearing reflective vests, told her they were delivering something and tried to give her a package.

    Suspects Posing As Delivery Men Attacked Woman During Home Invasion
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Two suspects posing as delivery men attacked a woman during a home invasion Thursday night in West Town. The two males approached the 30-year-old woman at 7:19 p.m. while she was coming home to her apartment in the 1400 block of North Bosworth, according to Chicago Police.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

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Updated Nov 16

Lost Dog!

Our dog Lola ran away this afternoon. She is an Australian Shepard/Cattle Dog mix. She is all black with a white chest. She is wearing a bright pink collar. We love and miss her very much and would like her to return home as soon as possible. If you see her, please contact me 815-600-4085

Nov 16

Welcome to the world of the Seldoms’ The Making

The Making Through 11/18: Thu-Sat 7:30 PM, Pulaski Park Field House, 1419 W. Blackhawk, 312-742-7559, theseldoms.org, $20.

    Welcome to the world of the Seldoms' The Making
    click to enlarge Painted banners hang long and low from the rafters of the Pulaski Park Field House, and when the music begins with a noise like a siren, the dancers flicker in and out of view through them, as animals in a thicket or words obscured by censorship bars.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

Nov 15

The Comedy Clubhouse's "Wishin Control" is a Critic's Pick.

The Comedy Clubhouse, that purple building on Ashland just south of North Ave, just opened with their Main Stage Theatrical, Wishin Control. It was reviewed this past weekend and got the critic's pick:

http://perform.ink/review-wishin-control-comedy-clubhouse/

    Review: WISHIN' CONTROL at The Comedy Clubhouse | PerformInk
    By Jonald Jude Reyes When problems grow weary on a person's mind, sometimes the last string of hope is to just wish. "I wish I would win the lotto," or "I wish the right person would come along," or "I wish Kevin James would make another Mall Cop!"
    http://perform.ink

Nov 15

Updated 12:40pm: Good news! The student has b...

Updated 12:40pm: Good news! The student has been identified and the parents are being notified. Original Post: Do you know a 7th grader who lost their school bag? This school bag was recovered at the Wendy's on Division Street and later brought to the 2nd Ward Service Office (1400 N. Ashland Avenue). Please contact our office if this bag belongs to you or your child by calling (312) 643-2299. Thank you.

    Alderman Brian Hopkins
    Do you know a 7th grader who lost their school bag? This school bag was recovered at the Wendy's on Division Street and later brought to the 2nd Ward Service Office (1400 N. Ashland Avenue). Please...
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Nov 15

Do you know a 7th grader who lost their schoo...

Do you know a 7th grader who lost their school bag? This school bag was recovered at the Wendy's on Division Street and later brought to the 2nd Ward Service Office (1400 N. Ashland Avenue). Please contact our office if this bag belongs to you or your child by calling (312) 643-2299. Thank you.

    Alderman Brian Hopkins
    Do you know a 7th grader who lost their school bag? This school bag was recovered at the Wendy's on Division Street and later brought to the 2nd Ward Service Office (1400 N. Ashland Avenue). Please...
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Nov 14

See The Seldoms newest dance work, "The Makin...

See The Seldoms newest dance work, "The Making", unfold as a roaming performance through our very own Pulaski Park (1419 W Blackhawk St) Nov 16 - 18 at 7:30pm! Check out this free performance & be sure to get your ticket here--> themaking.brownpapertickets.com/

    Chicago Park District
    See The Seldoms newest dance work, "The Making", unfold as a roaming performance through our very own Pulaski Park (1419 W Blackhawk St) Nov 16 - 18 at 7:30pm! Check out this free performance & be...
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Nov 14

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Nov 06

Updated Nov 13

dna/info shutting down

I already miss all the news from dna/info...especially Alisa Hauser and Mina Bloom. They both always had interesting information.

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    I am really having DNAinfo withdrawal symptoms...
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Nov 12

  • Rowe Elementary School reviewed by a parent

    My child attended this school 6 yrs and our experience was amazing, this is one school where you feel like a part of whole. Open door polices, with teachers or the principal at all times, any issues you may have are address right in the momont & not put off, I loved that about the school, and the strong academic foundation my child received at Rowe I feel has set her up for success.

    Rowe Elementary School (1424 N Cleaver St) Published on GreatSchools November 11, 2017 Comment

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Nov 10

trying to improve safety in our neighborhood

Hello, I was just on of the people robbed by armed men the other evening (near Pulaski park) and I wanted to share with you a message I sent to Alderman Hopkins. I hope that others too will reach out to city officials. These crimes that are happening day and night here need to be stopped. The criminals have zero fear raiding our neighborhoods and terrorizing residents and I hope that we can change that, NOW!

"Hello, I was held...

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Hello, I was just on of the people robbed by armed men the other evening (near Pulaski park) and I wanted to share with you a message I sent to Alderman Hopkins. I hope that others too will reach out to city officials. These crimes that are happening day and night here need to be stopped. The criminals have zero fear raiding our neighborhoods and terrorizing residents and I hope that we can change that, NOW!

"Hello, I was held up by gunmen the other evening returning from work in front of my building just upon exiting the car. I filed a police report and learned from the police and others that mine was not the only incident that night. It seems in a span of a couple of hours these men targeted several people. The incident was terrifying and it was also brought to my attention that the police do not have the forces they need on the street overnight to do their jobs. Also, I also learned recently that they are often told not to chase to apprehend criminals. What are they to do? If the police have their hands tied these criminals know that they can terrorize the unarmed public and do basically whatever they want! It's awful! Also, I had noticed for some time that my street and general area here is quite dark at night. Are there any plans for added lighting or perhaps type of lighting for this area? Thank you very much. I am grateful that I only had to give up some of my belongings to spare my life but I am not the only one who works the second or third shift in this city and not every crime ends without violence. Please help to make the neighborhood safer, day AND night. Not everyone can stay barricaded inside overnight as residents have suggested I do, nor should we have to accept and tolerate that criminals have free reign of the streets just because the sun goes down. Thank you very much for your time. Please advise me if I can be of any assistance in this."

Nov 10

Nov 10

  • Permit issued for signs

    SET OF INTERNALLY ILLUMINATED CHANNEL LETTERS ON A RACEWAY READING "EXTRA SPACE STORAGE" ON NORTH EAST ELEVATION

    1300 N. Ashland Ave. Issued November 8, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for signs

    LED ILLUMINATED WALL SIGN ON SOUTHWEST ELEVATION WITH 61 SQUARE FEET OF TEXT

    1209 N. Milwaukee Ave. Issued November 9, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for signs

    LED ILLUMINATED PROJECTING WALL SIGN ON SOUTHWEST ELEVATION WITH 16 SQUARE FEET OF TEXT

    1209 N. Milwaukee Ave. Issued November 9, 2017 Comment

Dec 30 2015

Updated Nov 09

Red light violation: Division/Damen

Neighbors, has anyone else received a red light violation from turning south and Damen from heading east on Division? I stopped at the light, had my blinker on, then turned. A few weeks later I got a red light violation. There is no "no turn on red" sign so I am stumped.

I tried to fight it with the city with the pictures of the intersection and they declined my contest without any explanation. This seems like a total scam.

Any tips or advice for fighting this?

Any

Sep 20

Updated Nov 09

Warning: A look out for two men, two white cars:

Hello neighbors: Something to look out for in near Damen / Thomas / Hoyne /Haddon areas of 60622: This evening while I was walking my dog, a man in a white Volkswagen sedan moved his car up to block the crosswalk I was trying to cross. He was looking straight at me and jerking off. Appalled, I turned and walked the other way. Then I get to my house not even a block away and another different man in a...

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Hello neighbors: Something to look out for in near Damen / Thomas / Hoyne /Haddon areas of 60622: This evening while I was walking my dog, a man in a white Volkswagen sedan moved his car up to block the crosswalk I was trying to cross. He was looking straight at me and jerking off. Appalled, I turned and walked the other way. Then I get to my house not even a block away and another different man in a white Nissan sedan is doing the same thing in his car in front of my house not even 5 minutes later. Two different dudes, two different white cars within less than a block away from each other. I did not have my phone on my so I did not call the police to report either incident and I was too grossed out to go back out the car parked in front of my house to get the plate number. If you are in this zone of 60622, perhaps keep an eye out and be safe.

  • Mute, according to Illinois Statutes and City Ordinance no matter what size of taser it is considered possession of a weapon. But a small pocket size taser or mace would be a misdemeanor. But I don't know any Police Officer that would charge you if you were being attacked and...

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    Mute, according to Illinois Statutes and City Ordinance no matter what size of taser it is considered possession of a weapon. But a small pocket size taser or mace would be a misdemeanor. But I don't know any Police Officer that would charge you if you were being attacked and you used it. Mace is sold practically everywhere. You want to get the stream and not the spray. The stream does exactly that. The spray goes all over and could spray an innocent. The stream is like a water hose and goes directly at your target. There is a saying that says it is better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6. The mace sells for about $10 to $15. I don't think you are the kind of person that would be walking down the street and be subject to stop and frisk. It is better to be safe than sorry. If you were my sister I wouldn't hesitate to get her both to protect herself. Stay safe Mute

  • Chizzam Neighborhood watch

    Take your CCL class and start protecting yourselves.

Nov 09

Backed into my truck

Hi last Saturday Night or Sunday sometime someone backed into my truck a white truck on Huron by Bishop and damage the whole front and so if anybody knows or seen who did it could you please let me know It's not right for somebody damage somebody else's property and get away with it

Nov 09

Nov 08

Armed robbery

My neighbor was robbed by 3 males approximately 12:30 a.m. Wednesday morning as she got out of her car street parked right in front of our building. I will relay the info as best i can. She exited the car, was approached by 1 male, shortish (5 feet?) Who was wearing a Halloween mask, the other 2 pulled up in a car. She was told he had a gun, i think she saw it too, then told not to yell...

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My neighbor was robbed by 3 males approximately 12:30 a.m. Wednesday morning as she got out of her car street parked right in front of our building. I will relay the info as best i can. She exited the car, was approached by 1 male, shortish (5 feet?) Who was wearing a Halloween mask, the other 2 pulled up in a car. She was told he had a gun, i think she saw it too, then told not to yell or scream. She set her bag on the ground, the male frisked her pockets, took her things & jumped in the car & left. They took her work bag, some cash, id & credit cards. She was not hurt- just shocked & scared. They threw her keys on the ground & didn't take her car. She didn't get a good look/description of the males or car. It happened very quick. She filed a police report. This happened 1253 n cleaver, at Potomac & cleaver. Maybe a neighbor has cameras that caught something? Just be aware, keep your heads up neighbors, take care!

Nov 08

More fun than you can shake a stick at

...they are seldom dull. Nov. 9-18. 7:30 p.m. Free-$25. Pulaski Park, 1419 W. Blackhawk St.

...in the spring. Nov. 11-Dec. 17. $20-$45. Firebrand Theatre at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave.

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...performance at the Standard Club. Nov. 12. 7:30 p.m. $41-$135. Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Parkway...

...and the director Anna D. Shapiro. Nov. 9-Dec. 31. $20-$99. Steppenwolf Theatre Company, 1650 N. Halsted St.

...by the impressive pianist Alessio Bax. Nov. 10. 8 p.m. $45-$121. Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave.

...Woman” and Mozart's “Jupiter” Symphony. Nov. 12. 3 p.m. $10-$75. Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph Drive...

...we so different now? Nov. 11-July 15. Free-$16 museum admission. Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St.

...from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 10-Jan. 12. Free. Hilton Asmus Contemporary, 716 N. Wells St.

...tasting party. Nov. 10. 6 p.m.-12:30 a.m. $149-$400. Morgan Manufacturing, 401 N. Morgan St.

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Tonight from 5pm to 6:30pm, take part in an O...

Tonight from 5pm to 6:30pm, take part in an Open House at St. Stan's Catholic School for Leadership (1255 N. Noble Street). St. Stan's offers a unique learning environment based on Franklin Covey's "Seven Habits" and an academically rigorous curriculum. For more information please email Elaina at eschyb@ststanschicago.org

    St. Stan's Catholic School
    St. Stanislaus Kostka School located by Division St (I-90) and Noble St. A Catholic elementary school Pre-School 3 yers old - 8th grade. A Lighthouse School
    https://www.ststanschicago.org

Nov 06

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