6 hours ago

Shooting around 10:50pm Monday

We heard gun fire near Kimball and Montrose. I believe someone was shot on the 4400 block of N. Bernard. Does anyone have any details about this incident?

4 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Moving Sale

I'm downsizing from a single-family home to an apartment and have a ton to sell. I tried the "letgo" app, that was a disaster. I couldn't participate in the Bowmanville Sidewalk Sale so now I'm reaching out on EveryBlock to see if anyone is interested in a ton of garden tools, chairs, hose/reel, etc. I also have a great Pro-Form treadmill, CycleOps wind trainer, queen futon and wood unfinished frame, shelving/cabinet, sofa table, etc. Text me if interested in finding out more and I'll be happy to share photos either here or in text. I may resort to a garage sale. 773-405-4210. I live in Bowmanville.

  • Catherine, my plants are outside in garden so likely not what you’re looking for and unfortunately, no recliner.

  • Catherine NO!

    Ok, thanks.

3 days ago

Updated 33 hours ago

Internet Service Providers

Moving to Albany Park from Rogers Park next week and need to get internet setup. What Internet Service Providers do you use? I currently have RCN and am sad that it is not available in my new area. I've already checked with AT&T and they can only provide 10MBPS. I need at least 50MBPS. Thank you.

  • We’ve had xfinity for several years w/o problems - except you do have to threaten to cancel every year or two

  • See if AT&T fiber is available at your new location. It's $80 a month, no taxes or fees. It's internet only but then you can get subsribe to Hulu, Netflix, YouTube TV and Amazon Prime TV etc. Won't need dish or cable.

    I have fiber and normally get 800mbps upload and download speeds, makes other providers feel like 4800 baud modem from 1980's.

2 days ago

Updated 46 hours ago

Violence in Edgewater

Hey neighbors I just wanted to clue everyone in to what happened on Thursday night/ Friday morning on Kenmore Avenue between Foster and Berwyn. There was an attempted and fortunately unsuccessful drive by sometime between 9-11 pm on our block with multiple shots fired. The suspect who was a member of the Latin Kings was apprehended in the same location the following morning between 8-9 am as he returned to try to finish the job. He was armed at the time of the arrest. I wanted to post about it as a reminder to keep your head on a swivel and that we as neighbors have to look out for eachother.

  • You are absolutely correct !! Thanks for keeping everyone informed.

Jun 06

Outstanding Nanny Available

My nanny of 2 years will be available starting in June. I am the mother of 5 and a former educator with high standards. Our nanny is wonderful. She also helps with light housekeeping. Her primary language is Spanish, but she communicates well using Google Translate. My youngest son is bilingual because of his fantastic nanny. In the 2 years she has worked for me she missed only 2 days of work do to illness. She is extremely reliable, trust worthy, punctual, loving and patient. I am happy to introduce her to a new family.

Jun 06

Help? Anyone know this car?

There was a '85 Toyota 4 Runner with MI plates and a for sale sign in the window parked on Francisco just south of Wilson. Even though it was there for a few days we procrastinated and did not call. The phone number on the sign had a (312) area code. We would love to talk with the owner if it is still for sale.

Jun 03

Updated Jun 04

Good Handyman Referral

I need someone to indtall sliding closet door. Have all equipment needed, i just need them hung.

  • Shirley Concerned neighbor

    Sarah, what would be ur husband's charges. I already have a door installed, I just want it replaced with mirrored ones.

  • You can call him. His name is Dave. His number is 708-878-1005.

May 31

Found Dog

Saw this post on Next Door. I hope he finds his family.

May 29

Refugee Family who worked for US Army Needs

Family arrived late last week in need of Rugs and a Microwave
Father worked for US army in Afghanistan and just came to Chicago last week.
Any help that can be given please let me knbow
evanzemil@gmail.com

May 26

Updated May 27

Need a local handyman

I'm looking for a handyman to fix a rotting exterior door jam. Any recommendations?

May 19

Updated May 25

How safe is the area near Lawrence/Racine, Racine/Broadway/Lawrence?

I recently signed a short-term sublet here for the summer after trying to do as much research as I could and surveying the area when I went to visit the unit. However, a building nearby, the Darlington Hotel, is apparently a shelter/drug trade haven? For some reason, given the non-activity during the day and run-down nature of the building, I assumed it was just abandoned.

Any info or tips I should keep in mind as a petite single woman, aside from the usual requisite city vigilance? Or is it/will it be extremely bad (given summer is on the horizon) to the point I should look for another subletter?

  • Andrew Carpenter Realtor Edgewater home owner and Chicago Reator

    Joe,
    Katie's article is 100% correct. It stems from national laws Realtors have to follow to prevent a practice known as "steering". It was what realtors did to segregate the population up until the civil rights movement was able to change that. Steering was largely done by telling people that...

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    Joe,
    Katie's article is 100% correct. It stems from national laws Realtors have to follow to prevent a practice known as "steering". It was what realtors did to segregate the population up until the civil rights movement was able to change that. Steering was largely done by telling people that a neighborhood wasn't "safe" or the schools weren't "good". I can recommended that S (the short term tenant) check out the CPD Crime map. http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm The downside to the map is that there is so much crime all across the city, even in neighborhoods you would't expect. It can be a little terrifying to see all of the crimes plotted out. The upside is that you can pick the specific crimes that your'e most worried about to map.

  • Jersey Joe Recent Transplant

    While I hate it when a question goes off topic, I have to seriously question the fair housing act. The link states "The law protects against discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability or family status. In particular, it prohibits any real estate professional from steering prospective...

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    While I hate it when a question goes off topic, I have to seriously question the fair housing act. The link states "The law protects against discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability or family status. In particular, it prohibits any real estate professional from steering prospective homebuyers or renters toward or away from a community based on any of the classes under federal protection."

    So, maybe I am being nieve, but this ruling, written in 1968, basically states that crime equates with race (example given in the article). I think this is wrong thinking. It is 1968 panic thinking and implies that, under the FHA, crime and criminals ARE a protected class? Under Federal Protection? I think that is a leap in reasoning that is specifically not stated.

    So I read the act.
    https://www.hud.gov/sites/documents/HUD_OGCGUIDAPPFHASTANDCR.PDF

    It states you are not allowed to discriminate against people with a criminal record. (and equates crime and race, by the way)

    The FHA/HUD ruling states that a realtor may not "Steer" a customer. (OK, stop that laughing in the back of the class, nudge, nudge, know what I mean?) That is what the law states. But if a customer should ask, you should morally give them the source for the data they seek, without supplying it yourself, therefore meeting the letter of the law and your professional and moral obligation. That is not against the FHA/HUD regulations. Only your need to move the merchandise out the door.

    And if you lose a sale because you did the right thing? Well, my father used to say that doing the right thing sometimes hurts like hell, but do it anyway. Because people not doing the right thing will make the world go to hell in a handbasket.

    That explains a lot about how the world is now.

May 23

Updated May 24

Refugee Family looking for TV Stand

Please help if you can with a tv stand for a new family
evan
evanzemil@gmail.com

  • Aram- Minas TV & Video owner- Edgewater neighbor for 44 years

    what type of TV is this? older model with the large back or a modern flat panel? a picture would be helpful

May 24

May 15

Updated May 18

Found cat Albany Park 5/12/18

Hi everyone. I found a cat near 3008 w Ainslie next to Ronan Park. No microchip or collar but seems friendly and not a stray. If anyone recognizes this cat please let me know so I can return to owners!

  • Hanna Hanna.

    I actually saw that ad about Luna but it’s a boy cat 😢. Poor thing though, so they never ended up finding Luna?

  • Sher Jeff Park resident since 72'

    I forgot to mention...did you try looking or maybe posting to this site?
    http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pID=2336211
    Just another idea. Wish you luck

Feb 01

Updated May 16

LOST CAT

Hello everybody, our cat Luna went missing on Sunday 1/28/18 and we are asking for your help to get our little baby back home. It's so cold out, so we are really concerned about her wellbeing since she is an indoor kitty. She is cream with a dark face, ears, paws and, tale and was last seen on Wednesday 1/31/18 on Ainslie and Ridgeway. She is very shy so if you see her please give us a call at anytime 312-203-0671 or 312-848-5235
We miss her terribly and pray for her safe and fast return home.
Thank you for your help!!

May 11

Updated May 13

Lost Cat in Andersonville/Uptown area

My cat slipped out last night. Last seen Argyle and Glenwood area. He is very friendly but probably shy or scared right now. He is all white, pink nose, ears, and paws, about 11 lbs. He is microchipped and registered through PetLink. His vet is Duke Animal Hospital. If found please contact me immediately through this post or contact his vet. https://www.facebook.com/jamie.kirschner.7/posts/10214535446332773

    Jamie Kirschner
    My little Stinkman got out tonight. He is very friendly but probably scared. He knows his name (Stinky) and will come to the right person. He is Microchipped. All white with dark eyes and pink ears...
    http://www.facebook.com
  • Aw, I hope you find him soon. He'll probably make his way back soon. Yes, keep us posted.

  • Stinky has been found and is home safe. Thanks to everyone who has been keeping an eye out and sending good wishes!

May 10

Awesome Nanny Available

My nanny of 2 years will be available starting in June. I am the mother of 5 and a former educator with high standards. Our nanny is wonderful. She helps with light housekeeping, meal prep and does ALL our laundry. Her primary language is Spanish, but she communicates well using Google Translate. My youngest son is bilingual because of his fantastic nanny. In the 2 years she has worked for me she missed only 2 days of work do to illness. She is extremely reliable, trust worthy, punctual, loving and patient. I am happy to introduce her to a new family.

Feb 23 2017

Updated May 09

Man Heard Screaming This Morning

Hi all. At the corner of Ainslie and Drake.

Was up at around 4:40 this morning to get ready for a trip out of town. Had the windows wide open for the fresh air when I heard a car drive by followed by a man shouting, screaming, or something. He sounded like he was on the south side of Ainslie, just below my window, headed east. He went on for a while, I listened until he eventually got too far...

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Hi all. At the corner of Ainslie and Drake.

Was up at around 4:40 this morning to get ready for a trip out of town. Had the windows wide open for the fresh air when I heard a car drive by followed by a man shouting, screaming, or something. He sounded like he was on the south side of Ainslie, just below my window, headed east. He went on for a while, I listened until he eventually got too far away to hear anymore.

Not sure if he was saying anything specifically. I thought he might have been saying "poder," but my roommate got it recorded on her sleep talking app, and the playback was pretty clear and more incoherent than I thought as it was happening. This roommate also swears that she heard sirens afterwards, so maybe the guy was reported or received some help?

Did anyone else hear this? It was loud enough that I definitely would have been woken up had I been asleep to start with. It was very strange considering the neighborhood is usually very quiet until 7 or so. Does anyone know what happened?

  • I have heard a man screaming and walking like this during the warmer months many times. The hot spots seem to be the streets surrounding Gross Park to California ave. When my windows are open it is terrifying.

Apr 29

Updated May 01

River Park Improvements

Vera O., Park Mgr. told us last week that
reconstruction of the long demolished
Tennis Courts (6) with lights at River Park.. will begin by 5/3..!
And, the other improvements adjacent like a Soccer Field should be soon followed.
Remember. The $70 million Deep Tunnel one mile dig under Foster Ave.
at the River has been due to finish April
2018...but appears to be quite late.

But, good for the Tennis and Soccer areas. New ,clean sports areas with active players keep the troublemakers
further away.

  • Is the pool still there? I just glimpsed at the construction when I was driving down Francisco yesterday. I couldn't see it, I guess it's covered. I'm hoping for an indoor Olympic sized pool that only I can use :).

  • LincolnSquarePoppy Lincoln Square Resident

    Pool is still there but won't be open until CPS is done for the school year - need the high school lifeguards to keep us all safe!

Apr 28

Refugee who worked for US Army looking for a phone

Refugee father in need of a phone that works and is unlocked.
Thank you
Evan
773-230-8225

Apr 23

Refugee who worked for US Army in Afghanistan

Family just arrived and is in need of Rugs as well as a vacuum.
If anyone can help please contact me!
Evan
773-230-8225

Apr 18

Updated Apr 20

Free queen mattress set

I have a queen size mattress with box spring that is in pretty good condition so I'm hoping to give it away rather than throw it out. Let me know if you want it and when you can pick it up. Thanks.

  • SarahJ Nanny

    The mattress is no longer available. Anybody know how to remove a post on this site?

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