33 hours ago

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

New West Ridge library growing fast, seeks residents' memories

Here's an excellent article by a reporter familiar to West Ridge, Linze Rice, about the new library at Western and Pratt. BlockClub is a worthy successor to the much-missed DNAInfo.

https://blockclubchicago.org/2018/06/19/colorful-new-west-ridge-library-rises-at-the-corner-of-western-and-pratt/

    Colorful New West Ridge Library Rises At Corner Of Western And Pratt
    These are selected by the writer and confirmed by the editor This article contains new, firsthand information uncovered by its reporter(s). This includes directly interviewing sources and research / analysis of primary source documents. Indicates that a Newsmaker/Newsmakers was/were physically present to report the article from some/all of the location(s) it concerns.
    https://blockclubchicago.org
  • Block club is good; Rice is a good reporter except for one mistake: the senior citizen housing is not "affordable" housing--a euphemism--it is subsidized housing forcibly extracted from taxpaying citizens making their housing more unaffordable.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days 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?

  • Chicago Tribune on June 19, 2018
    Most recently, a 30-year-old man was shot in the torso while sitting in a vehicle with two friends around 10:45 p.m. in the 3400 block of West Montrose Avenue in the Albany Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side, police said. The shooter had approached on foot.

  • nimblewitted busy grandma

    thanks for the info

Jun 15

Updated 4 days 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.

6 days ago

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    RENOVATE EXIST SFR (A-1, NO CHANGE); ADDITION TO 2ND FLOOR, WORK IN PART OF BASEMENT. MODIFY EXISTING MEP SYSTEMS PER PLAN; NEW ELECTRICAL SERVICE.

    2914 W. Rascher Ave. Issued June 14, 2018 Comment

Jun 12

Updated Jun 15

Lost kitty named Tabitha

Our 1 year old kitten seems to have gotten out of the house. She's an indoor cat and very friendly. Please help us find her. Our little girl is heartbroken

  • Any update? If you haven't already post/look on Lost Cats of Illinois on Facebook

  • No updates. Will try that too thank you

  • I'm not sure where you are at, but I have seen a young cat, who looks lost a couple times around the 1200 - 1300 block of Elmdale. It's only at night, so I haven't been able to get a close look at the markings, but the build is slight.

Jun 13

Looking for a parking space around Hoyne Ave and Granville

Hi everyone, I recently moved to the area and have been having a very hard time with parking. Does anyone know of any spots for rent? Any help would be appreciated! Thanks.

Jun 11

CAPS Beat 2411 BEAT MEETING, Tu, 6/12/18 - 7:00PM - Rogers Elementary School

Please join us for our next CAPS Beat 2411 Beat meeting at Rogers Elementary School (7345 N Washtenaw Ave).
Police officers are scheduled to be in attendance.

Enter thru Door #3. This is the South most door as you face the school on Washtenaw Ave. Near the parking lot! Press the buzzer for entry.

Come out for 1 hour and be updated on latest activities in the neighborhood as well as learn how to keep your family, home or business...

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Please join us for our next CAPS Beat 2411 Beat meeting at Rogers Elementary School (7345 N Washtenaw Ave).
Police officers are scheduled to be in attendance.

Enter thru Door #3. This is the South most door as you face the school on Washtenaw Ave. Near the parking lot! Press the buzzer for entry.

Come out for 1 hour and be updated on latest activities in the neighborhood as well as learn how to keep your family, home or business safer!

From our CAPS Sargent:

"We also want to share with you some information pertinent to our mission here in 024.

The following stats are in relation to where 024 stands in violence compared to the overall City numbers in 2018;

- To date there have been 1037 people shot in the City of Chicago. 024 accounts for 14 of those which equates to 0.013%.
- To date there have been 168 people shot and killed in the City of Chicago. 024 accounts for 0 of those which equates to 0%.

We are providing this information to help keep things in perspective when talking about the violence in 024

Jun 08

50th Ward Public Safety Meeting, Tu, June 19, 2018

The 50th Ward Public Safety Town Hall Meeting will be on June 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bernard Horwich JCC, 3003 W. Touhy. We will be joined by 24th District Police Commander Roberto Nieves and 17th District Police Commander Susan Moss.

The meeting will also feature experts on the criminal justice process discussing ways to curb juvenile crime. The Hon. Carl Anthony Walker, an Appellate Court judge who served in the Juvenile Justice Division, will be in attendance, together...

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The 50th Ward Public Safety Town Hall Meeting will be on June 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bernard Horwich JCC, 3003 W. Touhy. We will be joined by 24th District Police Commander Roberto Nieves and 17th District Police Commander Susan Moss.

The meeting will also feature experts on the criminal justice process discussing ways to curb juvenile crime. The Hon. Carl Anthony Walker, an Appellate Court judge who served in the Juvenile Justice Division, will be in attendance, together with a representative from the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Juvenile Justice Bureau.

Chandra Libby, the director of Homeless Outreach and Prevention for the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services, will also be at the meeting to discuss what the City is doing to prevent homelessness.

Jun 08

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

Police Community Alert: Theft of Honda Tires and Rims

Alert#P18-N-155(CA) June 05, 2018

About the Crime:
This alert gives notice to the residents of the 24th District (Rogers Park) of several thefts that have occurred of vehicle tires and rims. In these incidents, unknown offender(s) quickly jack up the vehicles and remove the tires and rims from Honda manufactured vehicles.

Incident times and locations:
• 6400 block of N. Talman Ave. on May 08, 2018 between 2:00 AM-6:00 AM
• 3100 block of W. Jerome Ave. on May 12-13,...

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Alert#P18-N-155(CA) June 05, 2018

About the Crime:
This alert gives notice to the residents of the 24th District (Rogers Park) of several thefts that have occurred of vehicle tires and rims. In these incidents, unknown offender(s) quickly jack up the vehicles and remove the tires and rims from Honda manufactured vehicles.

Incident times and locations:
• 6400 block of N. Talman Ave. on May 08, 2018 between 2:00 AM-6:00 AM
• 3100 block of W. Jerome Ave. on May 12-13, 2018 between 8:30 AM-7:28 AM
• 6300 block of N. Francisco Ave. on May 21-22, 2018 between 7:00 PM-6:45 AM
• 2700 block of W. Rosemont Ave. on May 21-22, 2018 between 9:00 PM-8:30 AM
• 1400 block of W. Norwood St. on May 22-24, 2018 between7:00 PM-12:20 PM
• 6900 block of N. Oakley Ave. on May 25, 2018 at approximately 1:00 AM

About the Offender:
Unknown Offender(s) jack up the Honda vehicles, remove the tires/rims, and flee the scene.

What you can do:
• Be aware of this crime and alert nearby businesses.
• Pay special attention to any suspicious people or vehicles loitering in the area.
• Have and maintain a working surveillance system.
• Call 911 immediately and provide a detailed description of the offender(s) including any vehicle description and license plate information.

If you have any information Contact the Bureau of Detectives – Area North
(312) 744-8263

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 05

Chicago Police Department Alert re: Apartment Burglaries

Alert from the Chicago Police Department
Bureau of Detectives – Area North
Community Alert
Apartment Burglaries
024th District (Rogers Park)

Alert#P18-N-153(CA) - June 04, 2018

About the Crime:
This alert gives notice to the residents of the 24th District (Rogers Park) of apartment burglaries that have occurred. In these incidents, unknown offender(s) have entered apartments through the front doors. TV's, computers, jewelry, money, and other miscellaneous items have been taken.

Incident times and locations:
• 6400 block of North Oakley...

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Alert from the Chicago Police Department
Bureau of Detectives – Area North
Community Alert
Apartment Burglaries
024th District (Rogers Park)

Alert#P18-N-153(CA) - June 04, 2018

About the Crime:
This alert gives notice to the residents of the 24th District (Rogers Park) of apartment burglaries that have occurred. In these incidents, unknown offender(s) have entered apartments through the front doors. TV's, computers, jewelry, money, and other miscellaneous items have been taken.

Incident times and locations:
• 6400 block of North Oakley Ave. on May 07, 2018 between 12:10 PM- 1:20 PM
• 2000 block of West Farwell Ave. on May 08, 2018 between 6:00 AM-8:00 PM
• 6200 block of North Claremont Ave. on May 09, 2018 between 6:00 AM- 6:00 PM
• 7200 block of North Bell Ave. on May 17, 2018 between 6:00 AM- 7:00 PM
• 6200 block of North Richmond Ave. on May 27, 2018 at approximately 1:15 PM

About the Offender:
Offender(s) would make entry by forcing their way through the front doors. Offender(s) would either kick the doors open or pry the doors open.

What you can do:
• Be aware of this crime and alert nearby areas.
• Pay special attention to any suspicious people or vehicles loitering in the area.
• Have and maintain a working surveillance system.
• Call 911 immediately and provide a detailed description of the offender(s) including any vehicle description and license plate information.

If you have any information Contact the Bureau of Detectives – Area North
(312) 744-8263

JB-253698, JB-257231, JB-257558, JB-267916, JB-283603
Reference: P18-N-153

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.

Jun 01

Updated Jun 02

Anyone know what happened at Devon and California?

Saw lots of police and fire trucks at the intersection.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

    In case you haven't learned, someone seems to have mistaken a store for a drive-through and drove into the front of the store. Quite a mess from the photos I saw on Facebook. Don't know whether anyone was injured.

May 30

Small Group Daycare has openings

Hello Parents!!

I have full and part time openings in my small group Daycare in my home in W Rogers Park!

I am 27, with dual degrees in early Childhood Education and Special Education.I have been a private Nanny for nearly 7 years to children with special needs and those without, before I decided to branch out on my own. I offer a weekly curriculum with books and activities daily. 2 Healthy meals and 2 snacks. I am just across...

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Hello Parents!!

I have full and part time openings in my small group Daycare in my home in W Rogers Park!

I am 27, with dual degrees in early Childhood Education and Special Education.I have been a private Nanny for nearly 7 years to children with special needs and those without, before I decided to branch out on my own. I offer a weekly curriculum with books and activities daily. 2 Healthy meals and 2 snacks. I am just across the street from an open grass area and a short walk from a playground. I have 1 part time assistant and will hire another when needed.

With small group care children remain at a ratio of 3:1*, which means children receive much more individualized care an attention, and are broken up into groups based on age and ability.

With the warm weather fast approaching we will spend outside playing with chalk, at the playground, having water play time, free play, bubbles and so much more!

I have weekly, fultime, part time and drop in rates. Feel free to message me and check out Laugh Learn and Play with Nasha on Facebook to see the space and some of the activities!

******I am running a special the week of June 26th through July 6th*****

Hope to hear from you soon!
Nasha

May 26

May 25

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 22

Thinking about running for alderman? Here's how:

50th Ward Follies, a knowledgeable and savvy resident, explains the timing, the method and the financing:

https://50thwardfollies.com/2018/05/21/aldermanic-election-deadlines/#like-2509

    Aldermanic Election Deadlines
    If you're thinking about running for alderman, it's time to get organized. The election will be held on February 26, 2019. You'll need a total of 473 valid signatures from registered voters to get on the ballot. You can begin acquiring those signatures on August 28, 2018.
    http://50thwardfollies.com

May 22

May 19

May 16

Updated May 18

Shooting derails wanted

Looking for info on shootings near Devon & Western on Friday afternoon May 11 and near Devon & California Tuesday night May 15 just before midnight.

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

    Check with your CAPS facilitator; she/he is the best source for facts about neighborhood crime.

  • Roger S. Park Teller of truth in a fake news world.

    Thanks. Already reached out to 2411 and 2412 facilitators and neither has responded.

  • They probably can't give out many details.

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

May 17

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 16

May 12

Updated May 14

Found dog

Found this dog on the corner of Rockwell in Hollywood today at around 1:30 PM. Mail, possible terrier mix. Very friendly. No tags. Please contact me if he belongs to you:

773.733.8601

  • Just wanted to let everyone know that that cute little dog was reunited with his owner yesterday. Thank you for all the responses an excellent suggestions.

  • Oh that is great - thanks for taking the dog in....hope all are happy - was the dog excited to see his parents ( human ones of course ) Woof & Wags

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.

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