2 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Car wheels stolen.

A Honda Accord had its car wheels stolen on Keeler Ave. Probably happened last night. A resident mentioned that this was the sixth time she had seen this happend while walking he dog.

33 hours ago

Earth Day Fest at Kilbourn Park this Sunday • 10am-Noon • FREE TO ATTEND!

Join us for Earth Day Fest at Kilbourn Park on Sunday, April 22, 2018 • 10:00am – Noon at the Kilbourn Park Greenhouse and Gardens.

It's a free to attend celebration of the Earth! For the Kids: Fun with Natural Materials, Planting of Prairie Seeds & Plants, and Park Litter Clean-up. For the Adults: Soil Remediation and Tips from speaker Dr. Israel "The Soil Scientist" 11:00am, and Park Litter Clean-up. Presented by The Chicago Park District and co-sponsored by Friends of Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse and The Kilboun Park Advisory Council.

SEE THE ATTACHED FLYER FOR MORE INFO...

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Dead Body Found Down the Block

A week ago today I was walking to the local grocery store near Belmont and Knox. As I approached the corner I noticed a news man taking video behind the senior center. My initial thought was that perhaps he was doing a story about the senior home. But when I returned from the store I noticed many more news reporters had joined the scene. At this point I questioned the first reporter I encountered. He mentioned that a dead man...

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A week ago today I was walking to the local grocery store near Belmont and Knox. As I approached the corner I noticed a news man taking video behind the senior center. My initial thought was that perhaps he was doing a story about the senior home. But when I returned from the store I noticed many more news reporters had joined the scene. At this point I questioned the first reporter I encountered. He mentioned that a dead man was found in the alley shot to death. Which that alone turned out be false to some extent. As I continued down the block I encountered another reporter at the other end of the alley off of Barry Ave. At this point I was a little more surprised because we was getting a lot closer to my residence. I said to him, "I hear it was fatal, any specifics as to what happened?" And he said that they found a man dead in the alley but no one knows what was the cause of death. He said he even walked the alley to see if he noticed a sign of the crime scene but could not pinpoint the spot where the body was found. There was no blood on the ground or anything, not even yellow tape. I mentioned that the prior reporter said it was a gun wound. And he said that no one really knows, that his report indicated that the man was beat to death and found a couple hours earlier lying in the alley.

The Tribune report:

https://www.google.com/amp/www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-man-found-dead-in-alley-040818-story,amp.html

That was it! I never heard an update. And this startles me to the core because my grandchildren and I live right down the street from this crime scene. For all I know we have a murderer on the lose in the neighborhood!

Does anyone know who to reach out to to find out more? I'm curious to know if they determined who the individual was? Cause of death? Was it a local resident? Was it gang related? Was it someone that may perhaps been murdered elsewhere and just dumped in the alley? So many questions are unanswered.

  • Yes, just as Bellhome says... go to your local police station or call them and tell them of your concern and questions. Each station has its own number.
    You never mentioned there were any cops around just reporters. (?!) were the police there when you approached each reporter you confronted?

  • Clef in Jeff Park, no now that you mention it I didn't see any officers around. Then again, the police were alerted to the body sometime around 7:30am and when I walked by it was already around 10:15am. I don't know if that was enough time for them to conduct their investigation though.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Volleyball leagues around here?

Are there any indoor leagues around portage park or belmont cragin?

2 days ago

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Shootings on Belmont Ave

I am posting this because of my grave concern for the area on the S. end of Portage Park and the N. Side of Belmont Cragin. Between March 5 and April 5, 3 shootings occurred between Long and Central on Belmont Ave where several pedestrians and vehicles were present and most businesses were still open. Gun shell casings were recovered at one of the shootings and the last shooting on April 5, a shot fired through the Laundry Mat window...

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I am posting this because of my grave concern for the area on the S. end of Portage Park and the N. Side of Belmont Cragin. Between March 5 and April 5, 3 shootings occurred between Long and Central on Belmont Ave where several pedestrians and vehicles were present and most businesses were still open. Gun shell casings were recovered at one of the shootings and the last shooting on April 5, a shot fired through the Laundry Mat window at 2pm in the afternoon. It has been pure luck that no one has not been shot and killed. Business owners attended a Business CAPS meeting for the area and the police were notified that at least 2 businesses had captured the incidents on video surveillance. Not one officer responded to check the recordings. We were told that if there was no victim then there is no crime. I don't know about any of you but I think this is absurd. All 3 shootings happened in Alderman Reyboras's ward who is in charge of public safety for the entire city. These incidents bordered Alderman Santiago and Alderman Villegas' wards. The ward boundaries run through the middle of Belmont Ave. Gerrymandering at its finest. The two police districts also run down the middle of Belmont Ave, the 16th district being on the N. side of Belmont and the 25th police district being on the S. side of Belmont. I am reaching out to the bordering wards to insist on more beat/bike patrols for the area and insist that the police review tapes to try to identify the criminals even when there has been no direct victim. I am also asking for residents to please call Ald. Reyboras's office as well as Ald., Santiago and Villegas. If any adjacent neighborhoods/wards think that this isn't going to crawl through the ward boundaries they are sorely mistaken. Our area, the Belmont Central corridor has been hit hard with robberies, vandalism and shootings. We need our neighbors to step in and help. Ward 30 Reyboras, 773-794-3095, Ward 31 Santiago 773-278-0031, Ward 36 Villegas 773-745-4636.

  • Kelly~ a few years back there were shots fired at Lockwood/Drummond by the park at 5pm. Witnesses too, but no "victim" When I went to the CAPS meeting this incident wasn't even in the report! When I asked why,I was told the same thing......no victim, no report taken. WTF! I will contact Millys this week & altho I'm not in the other wards, will call them as well. Keep up the good work

  • I have a friend who lives near Belmont and Laramie. I feel considerably less safe going to visit him and his family today than I did several years ago, His garage has been burglarized 2X in the last 2 years for starters. When I do visit them I don't drive...

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    I have a friend who lives near Belmont and Laramie. I feel considerably less safe going to visit him and his family today than I did several years ago, His garage has been burglarized 2X in the last 2 years for starters. When I do visit them I don't drive there for fear of my car being vandalized...or worse.

    To the law abiding citizens of nearby Portage Park and Belmont Cragin: Be vigilant but be careful. Be ware of your surroundings. And most importantly, if you see something, say something. Don't allow the criminals/gangbangers to rule your neighborhood.

Jan 03

Updated 4 days ago

Adoptive Home Wanted

I am looking for an adoptive forever home for my back gate cat. Why not keep her, you ask. Because I have my cats and if they do not accept her than I have no place for her. I also have dogs and a bird (all on different levels of the house). This cat will NOT be free. The money needed will be used for her vet bills. What I am proposing is that she goes from my alley, to...

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I am looking for an adoptive forever home for my back gate cat. Why not keep her, you ask. Because I have my cats and if they do not accept her than I have no place for her. I also have dogs and a bird (all on different levels of the house). This cat will NOT be free. The money needed will be used for her vet bills. What I am proposing is that she goes from my alley, to the vet, to your home. She, I say she but that is my impression, has recently become friendly with the extreme cold. I am now able to pet her but she has never been at a vet or in a home that I know of. She will need to be spayed/neutered, tested for feline leukemia/fiv, and worm tested. Portage Park animal hospital accepts the Friends of Animals certificates for reduced spay/neuter, unless you have a relationship with another vet of your choice, or my vet. I am not working and will do a Go Fund Me page to save her if needed.

Anyone who wants to help me save a life can respond to this post. I will supply an email address once I see any responses. I don't currently have a picture but if I can get one I will add it.

  • This is so wonderful. Thank you for getting him off the streets. Hopefully he does well and is able to adjust. Will you be able to visit him/her?

  • I said I would call and check in. He is the second cat I have taken to this shelter. I don't know if my heart can take visiting him. I don't believe that cats are truly "feral". The "feral" cats that I feed come out when they see/hear me and...

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    I said I would call and check in. He is the second cat I have taken to this shelter. I don't know if my heart can take visiting him. I don't believe that cats are truly "feral". The "feral" cats that I feed come out when they see/hear me and they are starting to meow too. They don't run when I put food out in front of them. That isn't feral. I said in one of my other posts that we don't call homeless people feral. Homeless animals, even animals born homeless, can come around to the right person. They can sense who is kind and are afraid because of how they are treated by some cruel people.

    I appreciate all the nice comments but I don't put these comments up for that. I just want people to know that it can be done.

5 days ago

Lost dog

On March 25, 2018 we lost our dog. she is a 3 yrs Old Morkie. Tiny, Black, brown and gold long hair. Her puppies need her , she was still feeding them. If you have seen her please call us at 773-387-1250.Area of Belmont and Laverne.

5 days ago

6 days ago

Finally Safe

I finally got the cat from my post (months ago) into a shelter today.

6 days ago

Apr 08

Updated Apr 12

Sidewalks Need to be Repaved

Does anyone know who is responsible for repaving the side walks here in the city? Some of the sidewalks in my neighborhood are in terrible shape and I wasn't sure if this is something that the city or the owner of the residence is in charge of getting fixed.

Thanks in advance.

  • Concrete used to be about $100 a yard, but that was about 10 years ago, there's a formula U use, by length x depth x thickness, so it depends on how much the City pays for it, vs. how much needs to be laid!!!

  • Also, U can't just hire someone to come out lay concrete and expect the City to pay half of the Bill, the City will tell U to go Scratch!!! U have to through their shared programming to be eligible for the Discounted Price! But if U really want it for...

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    Also, U can't just hire someone to come out lay concrete and expect the City to pay half of the Bill, the City will tell U to go Scratch!!! U have to through their shared programming to be eligible for the Discounted Price! But if U really want it for free, Try NBC 5 investigates to put a flame under the City's A-s in an effort to have Ur problem rectified!!! Also, Denise, that rate seems very low to me, don't forget when U do Concrete, U have to pay Laborers, Concrete finishers, time the concrete truck stands idle, etc., So it's going to be a little more than just by the sq. Footage, plus they only sell it by the Yard that I know of!!! You can try googling a concrete place and ask them, like Zinga to give U a better quote if this helps, U may actually need a permit as well if U plan on ripping up the Concrete Yourself, & don't forget disposal fees!!!!

Apr 12

Apr 09

Updated Apr 10

2 Pitbulls Running Loose Fullerton/Parkside/Major/Belden

2 Brindle Pitbulls are loose. Last seen on Belden going towards Austin. Had gray collars. They were Brindle, brown/gray, from what I saw. Obviously you would know if they are yours. Please people. These dogs will be killed if they are taken in and not claimed. TAKE CARE OF YOUR PETS.

  • Please let us know when they were sighted. Date, time.
    That helps the owners know when and possibly how they got out.
    Hope the owners step up!

  • April 9th, approximately 2:45 - 3:00. I don't know what happened to them after they ran off. I called the area police station to alert them that the dogs were running loose and posted here. That was all I could think of. Around here this stuff is seen all the time.

Apr 10

WIERCIPIETAS posted 1 photo to Flickr:

Apr 10

Apr 10

3145 N Central Ave, Chicago, IL 60634 posted 1 photo to Fotella:

Apr 09

Apr 06

Updated Apr 08

Hit and run on long 3800

Anyone seeing the accident on long 3800 block black car running on rim 730 this morning during rush police followed rim track to grace and Laramie Must have garage. Right around there-right front end damage

  • PortageRules Love Portage Park!

    Long between Grace and Addison is nothing more than an express way between Central and Laramie. Most cars accelerate thru the "stop" signs with some passing cars while stopped. What is most surprising is that there isn't as many incidents as one would think given just how bad it is....

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    Long between Grace and Addison is nothing more than an express way between Central and Laramie. Most cars accelerate thru the "stop" signs with some passing cars while stopped. What is most surprising is that there isn't as many incidents as one would think given just how bad it is. It's just a matter of time until a small child gets nailed at one of these useless intersections. I'm not a round a bout person, but to see 9 out of 10 cars blow right thru these signs is shocking and something really needs to be done. Especially, given the proximity of Gray School = 2 blocks.

  • Can't agree with you more cars ignore all stop signs from Waveland to Irving.

Apr 08

Apr 07

Apr 05

  • Permit issued for signs

    LED ILLUMINATED INDIVIDUAL CHANNEL LETTER SIGN FACING SOUTH, ABOVE FRONT ENTRANCE TO GROCERY STORE. OVER PUBLIC SIDEWALK. "SWITCH IS PART OF UL SIGN"

    5630 W. Belmont Ave. Issued April 4, 2018 Comment
  • Permit issued for signs

    FACE CHANGE OF EXISTING DOUBLE FACED PROJECTING SIGN FACING EAST-WEST OVER BELMONT STREET PUBLIC SIDEWALK."SWITCH IS PART OF UL SIGN"

    5630 W. Belmont Ave. Issued April 4, 2018 Comment

Apr 04

Apr 01

Mar 30

Updated Mar 31

    Lost Dog Dunning, Chicago, Illinois, IL, United States - L43369
    Lost Wednesday March 28th 2018: Pet Dog in Dunning, Chicago, Illinois, IL, United States | Lost & Found Ref# L43369
    https://www.critteralert.com

Mar 30

Updated Mar 31

Vandalism

Both side mirrors were broken on a car belonging to our house. Anyone have this happen around here? I am wondering if it was random or if someone offended a "neighbor", or took their parking spot, and the car was targeted.

  • Jesica Ramos Just one of the neighbors

    my mirror was broke off the 2 nights ago overnight on the 4100 block of Richmond

  • Thanks. I am a bit out of that area but thanks for commenting. Since it was both mirrors on ours I am guessing it was done on purpose. We could use a street camera on this block.

Mar 30

Updated Mar 30

Want to trade the jewel monopoly tickets

Hello looking to trade the monopoly jewel tickets I have many doubles trying to find someone to trade you might have pieces I need and I could have pieces you need I already won a few times so let's do this

  • Jesica Ramos Just one of the neighbors

    i will be doing all of mine this weekend I'll let you know what I end up with ... trade pending LOL

Mar 30

Mar 29

LOST female tan/white young dog named blondie

Blondie escaped last night from our yard by newport and mobile at 7pm was last seen at addison and Narragansett at 715pm but ran from people trying to catch her. She is shy but friendly and scared. Please help us find her and get her home.

Mar 28

Mark 2400 posted 3 photos to Flickr:

Mar 25

Updated Mar 27

Mailbox dropboxes?

Hello neighbors, I've been walking a bit around the Portage Park neighborhood and haven't yet spied a location to drop off regular mail. Are there any mailboxes in the area close to 6 corners?

  • *there’s also a box at Lockwood and Irving Park Rd

  • Go to USPS.com. Click Quick Tools, then USPS Locator. Use the drop down menu under collection types and pick drop box. Enter your zip code and it will give you a map and addresses.

Mar 26

Mar 23

Updated Mar 25

Garage space needed for scooter

Hi there!

I am moving to the area at the end of the month and am in search of a secure parking situation for my scooter. After having my first scooter stolen in 2016, I am no longer willing to park it on the street overnight. With scooter season rapidly approaching, I'm wondering if anyone has (or knows someone who has) some garage space available that I could rent. I live near Milwaukee & Belle Plaine - ideally it would be within reasonable walking distance of my place. Thanks!

  • check with new neighbors, either go to their door or if they do not answer put an envelope with a request on their door. best to get something real close to where you are going to be

  • If you do have to park on the street, I recommend getting a disc brake lock. They are relatively cheap and very effective.

Mar 21

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo.

Is This Your Lost Dog? #Chicago #IL #BelmontCragin (Belmont & Central) Male Chihuahua Short Haired.White Call 312-448-0927. This dog is not for adoption - finder will only accept calls/from the actual owner Friendly.Found 03/21/2018. Cook County. 60634. To see this pet’s location on the Helping Lost Pets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pID=2245309 More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2245309


Mar 21

Free Citizenship classes at Onward House

Onward House offers free citizenship class and interview practices.

Topics to cover are US Constitution, US history, Civil War, Government Structure and interview practice.
Classes are free of charges.

The schedule is Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 pm to 5 pm

Classes are held at 5413 W Diversey ave.

Mar 21

Clases gratis de Ciudadania

Onward House ofrece clases gratis de ciudania y preparacion para la entrevista.

Los temas de las clases incluyen historia, guerra civil, constitucion, educacion civica, documentacion y practica de la entrevista.

La clase es los dias martes y jueves de 3 pm a 5 pm.
La direccion es en el 5413 W Diversey Ave.

Mar 18

Updated Mar 21

Is it illegal to honk?

Need to vent. Today I was picking up my brother from his friends, I honked 2 times and these idiots (man and woman) who were walking their dog started yelling at me like crazy and said that why I had a phone. I got so mad I flicked them off and they tried to get close to my car so I took off. They were yelling at me crazy.

  • Did anyone consider that maybe the couple walking their dog thought Jennifer was honking at them and that’s why they got mad?

    Anyway, yes honking is rude. Not sure what the original poster was thinking the response would be to the original post... lol.

  • Thumbs up to the dog walkers for educating our operator

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