6 min ago

METAL CORNICE REPAIR needed - Recs?

metal cornice repair: seeking a metal specialist to repair/restore an original (circa 1890) metal cornice on a brick 2-flat in NW Chicago. any recs? thank you so much!

4 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Guy rings doorbell asking to speak about one of the politicians running.

Yesterday I had a gentleman ring my doorbell, ask for me by first name but said he is hoping for my vote? How would they get my name if the apt is under my gfs name? I didn't open the door but thought that was odd.

I am more or less confused, dont think he was malicious, but found it strange.

2 hours ago

Attempted Break-In at Saywer and Belmont - Avondale

Earlier this week (we think Monday-Tuesday), someone attempted to break-in through our basement door. They were able to get past the first door, prying open the lock, but were not able to make it through the lock on the second door (pictured here).

They did break off the center part of the lock. Unfortunately, we didn't realize this happened until yesterday as we rarely go in and out of that door.

Strangely enough, on Wednesday night I was sitting in...

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Earlier this week (we think Monday-Tuesday), someone attempted to break-in through our basement door. They were able to get past the first door, prying open the lock, but were not able to make it through the lock on the second door (pictured here).

They did break off the center part of the lock. Unfortunately, we didn't realize this happened until yesterday as we rarely go in and out of that door.

Strangely enough, on Wednesday night I was sitting in my car (not running, in park on the street) on a rather lengthy phone call and police came up to my car and asked what I was doing. Never seen them patrol this area before, wondering if anyone else has had break-ins and alerted CPD in the neighborhood.

27 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Suspicious Man casing out buildings in Logan square

This man has been seen in front of my house looking at my building from across the street. The 2nd time I seen this man he was standing at the end of my alley and now I Caught for the 3rd time taking a picture of my name tag on my mailbox so I am bringing this up to the attention of Logan square residents. I will post the link of security footage of this man and if you see him please call 14th district police https://youtu.be/h-TaMD7kRGs

    Chicago suspicious man casing out building
    2-21-2018 time 12:46pm location Logan square
    https://www.youtube.com/
  • Ray

    I don’t know what this guy is up to. But Chicago police are aware of this man and I have seen a few police cars driving down my block and alley. The copy of this security footage was sent to the police department. Thank you 14th district and let’s gets...

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    I don’t know what this guy is up to. But Chicago police are aware of this man and I have seen a few police cars driving down my block and alley. The copy of this security footage was sent to the police department. Thank you 14th district and let’s gets this guy. I hope when they catch him I would like to know what else is on that throw away camera he has been using. He knows not to use his cellphone becuase cellphones can track where a picture was taken on location, date and time. So this isn’t his first walk In the park

  • Tres Former resident of 926 W. Oakdale Ave.

    Wow, I wish you were my neighbor! Totally looks like he's casing the joint--is that a mailbox that he's taking photos of? His face is really covered up too, and it hasn't been that cold out!

47 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Shots fired on/near Kimball

Anyone have more info? Around 4:30 pm

  • Spaulding & Schubert buildings have been a problem for years. Kedzie/George is really bad as well.

  • If it’s the same guys, they’re not talking. From the Tribune

    About 4:15 p.m. on the Northwest Side, two men were found shot in a car in the 2600 block of North Kimball Avenue in the Logan Square neighborhood, according to police. A 22-year-old man shot in the right leg was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, while a 19-year-old man also shot in the right leg was taken to Norwegian American Hospital. Their conditions were stabilized, according to police. The two were being uncooperative with investigators.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-chicago-shootings-violence-20180221-story.html

43 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Lost wallet

Hello! I lost my leather trifold wallet, close to the jewell on Lincoln and cullom. Please message me if you have found one !! Thank you :)

  • There was a posting on Next Door North Center from a man who found a wallet. It said to contact him directly through that app.

  • Was it Jason? I just messaged him. Thanks for looking out!! :)

  • Yes, that’s the one. I hope it all works out!

17 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Tightening power lines

Has anyone ever had the power lines that run over their property “tightened”? Some run diagonally across my yard and are saggy - not dangerously so, but they’re an eyesore from our bedroom window and may impact some potential plans for our yard. I’ve read across the internet that some people have gotten the power company to do this for free... seems too good to be true for Chicago. Curious on the process to do this as well as price. Thanks!

  • JSK

    Yea, I had another issue and while here ComEd moved them for free because mine were hanging too low.

  • Very helpful. Thanks everyone, I’ll give ComEd a call

2 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Chicago Water Meter

Hey Everyone, we purchased our Single Family home a little less then a year ago & we do not have a water meter installed. Our current water bill is just under $500 (6 months) for 2 people. What is everyone's experience with this? Is it beneficial to get the meter installed?

  • Just piling on ... yes, definitely get a meter ... My 2-flat rate for metered water, sewer, and trash is about $75 every 2 months ... If I were SF it would be a little less b/c I pay a higher rate for multiple units for trash. One human per unit plus 2 dogs ;)

  • Victor Delivery driver working nights. Watching..

    Something is definitely wrong. I administer a Condo building in Elmwood Park (which buys water from Chicago). For eight appartments with a family ea. we pay $800 every other month. That includes the boiler, common areas, laundry, etc.

25 hours ago

'Chicago Best Furniture' Opens In Irving Park

A new furniture store has opened its doors in the neighborhood. Located at 3326 N. Milwaukee Ave. (between Pulaski Rd & Keystone Ave) in Irving Park, the newcomer is called Chicago Best Furniture...

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Fatal 8-vehicle crash closes intersection near Congress and Wells

    'Chicago Best Furniture' Opens In Irving Park
    A new furniture store has opened its doors in the neighborhood. Located at 3326 N. Milwaukee Ave. (between Pulaski Rd & Keystone Ave) in Irving Park, the newcomer is called Chicago Best Furniture. This is the third Chicago-area location for the family-run furniture business.
    http://abc7chicago.com

29 hours ago

More details on shooting, 3700 W. Addison?

Does anyone have any additional details on the shooting that took place 2/21? Looks like a woman was hit in the hand and had to seek medical attention. https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/woman-19-shot-in-lake-view/

    Woman, 19, suffers graze wound on Northwest Side
    A woman suffered a graze wound early Wednesday on the Northwest Side. The woman, 19, was getting into a vehicle when shots were fired about 12:50 a.m. in the 3700 block of West Addison, according to Chicago Police. A bullet grazed her left hand, police said.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com

Feb 12

Updated 29 hours ago

Is this your cat?

Hi - walking the dog tonight 2/12 my husband came upon a really friendly grey cat around Drake and Schubert. No collar, both ears intact. I read a post from August with a description of a similar cat. Is this yours?

  • Dhe

    Thanks for posting! My heart did jump when I thought it was my cat. I believe someone befriended my cat and took her in.
    Please remind people that a tipped ear on a cat means they are spoken for 😀

  • A tipped ear only means it was trapped, spayed/neutered, vaccinated at the time (which may have since expired), likely microchipped and then released. It doesn't indicate if a cat is being cared for. Some may be tame, so it'd be great to help find a forever home.

2 days ago

Updated 30 hours ago

Shots fired near Sawyer & Barry?

Did anyone hear the 8-10 shots fired about 11:40 pm last night?

  • Carter O'Brien Diversey to Belmont lifer

    There was a shooting on the 2600 block of Spaulding yesterday afternoon, could be related.

  • Was wondering about the gunshots around Hutchinson last weekend too, Michele.

2 days ago

Updated 31 hours ago

Need good roofer

I need to find a capable and honest roofer! The majority of my roof is fine, but the roof over my foyer has a leak that I've paid to have fixed twice to no avail. I need an honest roofer who's not going to try to get me to get a whole new roof (which I can't afford right now), but who's also savvy enough to actually figure out this issue!
Anyone have any recommendations?
Thanks-

  • Melissa Stanley local realtor and business onwer

    Call Pablo 708-574-2207 he is great and very reasonable. Just remember that water seeks the lowest point so the leak could be coming from another part of the roof. I know for experience that finding a leak is not easy and sometime you just have to re-do the roof. Sorry but it is true.

  • Try Nyberg Exteriors. Great reviews, fixed my vent and didn't try to sell on replacing the entire roof. https://www.yelp.com/biz/nyberg-exteriors-chicago

31 hours ago

Early voting is on now

Avoid the lines at the primary election and vote today. Registration is also available at every early voting site. You must show 2 forms of ID if registering for the first time.

Address updates for registered voters and other details at https://chicagoelections.com

    https://chicagoelections.com

Feb 15

Updated 31 hours ago

Sleeping guy on Cortland

Anybody know what the deal is with the sleeping guy on Cortland and Mozart? The cops tell him to move and then he comes back. He is a Hispanic man in his 30s with a large black backpack. He tends to wander around the neighborhood aimlessly and laugh maniacally at things that are not there. I’m also convinced he was in my back yard today. But that’s another story in itself...

  • If you feel obliged to give him your own money, that is up to you. But, I would advise against it. If you are truly concerned about his well being, provided him with food/food gift cards and connect him with the services he needs. Providing a man money, will not only allow him to possibly spend it on items detrimental to himself and our community, but also keep him roaming the area.

  • Agreed..I have a bag I give out with socks, gloves, food, etc and there are quarters & a few dollars in it. The gift card work well.I also pick up the cost for those in dollar stores buying ..usually hygiene products.
    We all need to research services but some won't stay in them because they don't feel safe.
    (Back to elected officials again...)

3 days ago

Updated 31 hours ago

Doorbell Ringing Near Milwuakee and Kildare

Has anyone's doorbells been ringing from 1 am to for 4 am lately? My family and I are quite worried about this incident. There was no banging of doors, but the doorbells were just at it.

  • Has this happened more than once? Do you have a wireless doorbell? After I installed one I bought at Home Depot, my doorbell would ring but there’d be no one on my porch. I was perplexed for months until I noticed that every time this happened there was someone at the door on my neighbor’s porch across the street. Their wireless doorbell was apparently set to the same frequency so whenever someone pushed their doorbell, it rang at my house.

  • Same here with the wireless doorbell. We had to finally get rid of ours, after we realized it rang everytime there was someone at the door of the house across the street from us. Hope that is all it is for you. If not, I would be installing cameras.

2 days ago

Updated 34 hours ago

Panera = 'Young Bakers Lessons' 5-12 yr olds

I just got an e-mail that they have this program which is 2 hrs for $20. It sounds amazing but not sure that we have it here..but mention it if someone wants to check it out.

  • Thanks for sharing. Looks like if you have a group of at least 10 or more, they’ll schedule it for you. Good to know.

41 hours ago

Still Missing Cat

Hi everyone. Our forever outdoor cat Baxter (gray and white tabby on left in pic) is still missing. I wanted to repost pictures because I thought with the weather warming up someone might have seen him if he’s out and about. Also please take a moment to check garages or any outdoor crawl spaces/sheds/under porches/decks where a cat might be able to get stuck or hide.
Info still the same:
We’ve never been able to keep a collar on him,...

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Hi everyone. Our forever outdoor cat Baxter (gray and white tabby on left in pic) is still missing. I wanted to repost pictures because I thought with the weather warming up someone might have seen him if he’s out and about. Also please take a moment to check garages or any outdoor crawl spaces/sheds/under porches/decks where a cat might be able to get stuck or hide.
Info still the same:
We’ve never been able to keep a collar on him, he’s been neutered, not chipped. Small rip in one ear (not noticeable unless you’re up close). Please be on the lookout and let me know if anyone has seen him. You may also call the number 773-407-6961 if you have any info regarding him. Posters are up in the neighborhood around Gordon Tech (DePaul Prep) Please and thank you.

44 hours ago

Updated 42 hours ago

Shooting at Kimball & Schubert

Police have the southeast corner taped off and look like they are collecting evidence. Did anyone see or hear anything? This is a bus stop corner.

4 days ago

Updated 43 hours ago

Shootings near Ridgeway & Milwaukee

There have been shootings in this area before, but this week on 2/15 and 2/14/18 a couple of cars, one being a black Honda Civic, with their lights turned off have openly shot at the house second to last from the alley near Ridgeway and Milwaukee. If I had to guess, it’s the house with the 2984 address that got shot at.

The guys that live at the location are bad news. They attract violence. I don’t know if the...

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There have been shootings in this area before, but this week on 2/15 and 2/14/18 a couple of cars, one being a black Honda Civic, with their lights turned off have openly shot at the house second to last from the alley near Ridgeway and Milwaukee. If I had to guess, it’s the house with the 2984 address that got shot at.

The guys that live at the location are bad news. They attract violence. I don’t know if the shootings are gang related, but I’ve seen drugs and guns at that location and now they are being shot at. It’s really scary and there are a lot of little kids in the area.

Does anyone have further info or has anything to add to this post? I want to contact the police and anything neighbors can add may be helpful.

Thanks

  • LarryB Dog owner / wine sipper

    Thanx 4 the info. I often walk that block. I will definitely change my route. I have CC but not into pushing the envelope.

  • I walk dogs on that street frequently and have been yelled at incoherently by people in front of that house multiple times. I avoid that side of the street, and now it all makes sense....

2 days ago

Updated 47 hours ago

MegaMall / Logan Crossing Action

I saw some sort of large truck in the former MegaMall pit today. It had a vertical boom of some sort but I don't know what it would be used form.

Could this finally be the start of developing this eyesore?

  • I remember a post from fall last year mentioning they were supposed to start in March or April this year.

2 days ago

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Ludlow! New at California and Wellington

What's going on here? New bar- doesn't look open yet.

  • I wonder if the new management will lose the "no kids" policy.

  • I'm not going to jump to the conclusion that 'by the ounce' is inherently pretentious. I actually feel quite the opposite on that. I love to try everything available without having to buy an entire drink in order to do so. Would free samples be more ideal for me as a customer? Sure. Would it be viable (if I want to try everything) for the business to do so? Nope. I'll give 'em a go.

Feb 15

Updated 2 days ago

Lost my keys at the 606 Trail

My husband lost his keys at the 606 trail. Anyone with any information of a set of keys found please let me know. Thank you for your time.

  • When I was a 15 year old girl in high school I found a set of keys with the name and address of the person who lost them on a tag. I gave the woman a lecture on her stupidity.

  • bob1983/Kitty - Actually, you can easily have an "in case of emergency" email address solely delegated to the potential loss of your keys. There would be no connection to any of your information unless you are adding it upon sign up. Just don't.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Student looking for a place

Nursing student (female) looking for a room to rent in a home or apartment.
Multiple situations possible - able to pay rent, provide caregiving or arrange child care/academic tutoring in lieu of rent. Please message if interested.

  • Mary,
    Is there any way to message you privately? (I don’t use this often and can’t tell whether this response will “post” to everyone.)

  • For how long do you need a room?

  • Figured it out and emailed you. Sorry!

Feb 13

Updated 3 days ago

Dibs are not only Unappreciated, but Also Illegal

Hey everyone, I know with the snow this year it's a real pain in the butt to dig your car out from the side of the road. But dibs are tacky, unhelpful, and make our beautiful neighborhood look like a dump. If everyone who dug out a spot left the spot, there would be a spot for everyone who needed one.

None of us own the streets in Chicago and none of us can claim ownership of a parking spot on these public ways. I don't even park on the street, but if I see dibs I unequivocally move them up onto the sidewalk in an unobtrusive area.

Be a good neighbor - don't place dibs.

Feb 14

Updated 4 days ago

Parking Near Wrightwood & Lawndale

Looking for a parking spot to rent near Wrightwood & Lawndale. Open to different options, but would want a long-term monthly sort of thing. Thanks!

  • Thanks Karen, that's also further away than we're looking for.

  • Hi David. There is a spot open in my garage. My building is on Lawndale almost at Wrightwood. I can direct you to my landlord if you're interested. Email me at mina.bloom24@gmail.com, if you'd like.

4 days ago

Vinyl Siding Repair needed

I have some siding peeling away from the side of my home. Any recommendations for siding repair?

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Shootings near Ridgeway and Milwaukee

There have been shootings in this area before, but this week on 2/15 and 2/14/18 a couple of cars, one being a black Honda Civic, with their lights turned off have openly shot at the house second to last from the alley near Ridgeway and Milwaukee. If I had to guess, it’s the house with the 2958 address that got shot at.

The guys that live at the location are bad news. They attract violence. I don’t know if the...

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There have been shootings in this area before, but this week on 2/15 and 2/14/18 a couple of cars, one being a black Honda Civic, with their lights turned off have openly shot at the house second to last from the alley near Ridgeway and Milwaukee. If I had to guess, it’s the house with the 2958 address that got shot at.

The guys that live at the location are bad news. They attract violence. I don’t know if the shootings are gang related, but I’ve seen drugs and guns at that location and now they are being shot at. It’s really scary and there are a lot of little kids in the area.

Does anyone have further info or has anything to add to this post? I want to contact the police and anything neighbors can add may be helpful.

Thanks

  • Avondale Logan Square Neighbor Avondale near Milwaukee

    Thanks for the advice CK. I’ve already started emailing the 30th Ward alderman and will go from there.

  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    To the post that suggested move , no! Why let this crime win.Be diligent and persistent and continue to call the police the alderman and especially your police district (25) commander.Something will be done.

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Shooting at Cortland and California.

A friend just witnessed two groups of youths shooting at eachother on the corner. Wow haven’t seen that in this area for a long time. He didn’t see if anyone was hit. Hopefully not!

  • Hopefully Wilmot Realty will make an offer on the liquor store and barbershop that they can't refuse (bangers have to get there fade somewhere ) . They seem to be developing every other corner in the area.

  • Waiting for someone to blame gentrification or the "outsider investment" Maldonado & Company discourage on this shooting.

    It's time for a twenty year plan for Humboldt Park's growth and development that doesn't include Maldonado, his real estate front groups, or the gang banger class that thinks it should be 1970 forever.

    It's pretty easy: remove the cancer of Maldonado & Company, then the gangs follow.

Feb 16

Updated 5 days ago

Dog Found at 2400 block of N. Kedzie

Hello, my neighbor found a Chihuahua outside of our building on the 2400 block of N Kedzie this morning. Please respond ASAP if you believe this could be your dog or if you know someone from the area who is missing a chihuahua. The dog is currently safe in our building.

  • MillieNeon Person

    Picture?

  • M Lee running forward

    I'm having difficulty posting a photo, but as an update, the dog is now at PAWS, so if anyone is missing a chihuahua in the area, you can contact PAWS. Thanks!

  • Call animal control....its what Ive done for years

Feb 11

Updated 5 days ago

Suggestions for huge icicle overhang?

I need to remove some huge icicles that are hanging off the gutters. They are long, wide, and heavy. The melt is causing ice to form on the open porch stairs below.

Any suggestions?

  • It's snowing pretty heavily right now.

  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    Between today and Wednesday we are going to see rapid snow melt especially tomorrow and Tuesday when we could see up to 3 inches of rain

Feb 16

Updated 6 days ago

Single gunshot early AM heard near Lawndale/Altgeld

A loud gunshot woke me up around 4:20. Anyone else?

  • JLM60 Visual Artist resident of Logan Square since 1986

    I heard them too, the sound carried pretty far as I am on Wrightwood west of Central Park, but I distinctly heard four shots, not close enough for me to tell where they where coming from.

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

    Please call 911 every time you hear, or think you hear, gunshots. Dispatch can triangulate based on the locations of the callers

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Feb 11

Updated 6 days ago

***REWARD***

***REWARD***

If any of my neighbors on the 3700 block of St. Louis / Bernard alley have video footage from Friday night and Saturday day (9pm Friday to 2pm Saturday, please PM me and I will gladly pay. Someone got into my garage, opened the overhead door and placed a piece of wood trim nails up on the threshold of the overhead doorway. The police will not let me file a report because I do not own the property and I saw the nails before I drove over them. Thanks very much.

  • Exactly, Jim. I should have driven over them so I could file a report to have when this nutter escalates

  • Carl Gergits Long time resident

    Sorry to hear that someone would do that. Good luck catching the goons......

Feb 12

Updated Feb 16

Man Yelling at bystanders and cars

Yesterday my Girlfriend and I were walking down armitage, a tall approximate 6' 2" athletic build, short hair, black male started yelling at across the street swearing and yelling at us for no particular reason. We ignored it and kept walking then heard him yelling at cars, it looked like he was trying to pick a fight. I've seen this guy around Logan and Humboldt, more so in the summer. We assume he has some mental health issues but concerned with the threat of physical violence. Anyone seen this guy around or know his deal, would be great not to get harassed by the crazy's walking around the neighborhood.

Feb 11

Updated Feb 16

Good Chinese food delivery in Logan?

Hi Logan neighbors! My fiancee and I moved from Brooklyn to Chicago a few months ago, and we've had a really hard time finding any decent Chinese food delivery here. We've tried a few places on Caviar and Grubhub, but all have been pretty bad so far. Do you have any recommendations of places to go / order from?

Thank you!
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  • Dee's in LP on Armitage. Use GrubHub/DoorDash and don't feel limited by what's in your immediate surroundings. Chengdu Impression also good for szechuan.

  • Just ordered from Lee's this week, they have the best egg rolls, the crab rangoon and Cantonese chicken chow mein were pretty good too. It may not be authentic, but it tastes good to me.

    Not in the neighborhood, but Takie Outit on Chicago between Leavitt and Hoyne in Ukrainian...

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    Just ordered from Lee's this week, they have the best egg rolls, the crab rangoon and Cantonese chicken chow mein were pretty good too. It may not be authentic, but it tastes good to me.

    Not in the neighborhood, but Takie Outit on Chicago between Leavitt and Hoyne in Ukrainian Village is my favorite. Maybe Grubhub will deliver from there. I miss it since I've moved.

    Like anything else, the best Chinese/pizza/etc. is a mattter of taste. Especially pizza...if you want to start an argument, ask who has the best pizza. Thin vs pan vs stuffed vs NY style adds another element.

Feb 13

Updated Feb 15

Park District

Does anyone use the Park District exercise machines?
I never see anyone there.

  • I use Independence Park machines and the pool in the Winter. In good weather I run around the park.

  • Actually Independence Park is closer,but Dunham is always available in a.m.

Feb 15

    High Risk Missing Person: Ricardo Carmona from Humboldt Park
    Ricardo Carmona, 57, was last seen wearing a brown coat, blue jeans and black gym shoes in the vicinity of 3400 W. Evergreen in the Humboldt Park area. He is at high risk. He is 5' 7" tall and weighs
    http://oururbantimes.com

Feb 12

Updated Feb 15

Ice Dam...water dripping into back rooms

Hello neighbors. Woke up to frozen interior rear stairs and some pretty bad leaks in the back rooms this morning. Looks like Ive got one helluvan ice dam. Anyone have a reputable company they can recommend to clear the ice today? Or any other recommendations? Trying to prevent thousands in water damage. Thanks for your help.

  • Do you have anyone that you would recommend to install the ice cables? I have a huge issue I'm a second-story roof gutter area and have since I moved in 5 years ago. I have an ice dam on the south side of my house and this year is three times larger than last year. I'm pretty sure that those ice cables would solve my problem!

  • It can be a bit complicated to install the melt cables as it requires power. The cables I am familiar with are plug-in, so getting a new wet-use electric line run to your roof or near your roof with an outdoor use waterproof box/pipe/connectors and GFCI outlet can be the...

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    It can be a bit complicated to install the melt cables as it requires power. The cables I am familiar with are plug-in, so getting a new wet-use electric line run to your roof or near your roof with an outdoor use waterproof box/pipe/connectors and GFCI outlet can be the main expense.

    As far as operation is concerned, they sell accompanying plug-in thermostats for $17 that will allow power to your melt cable based on the outdoor temperature hitting a certain reading. Personally I think this is a waste of energy as then the cable will be on when it is cold and not snowy as well as when there is snow.

    I like them on a switch in the basement that I control. Or on a multi-level structure you can have the power line run somewhere under the back porch.

    I'm not a fan of Home Depot due to their policy or frequent decision of re-stocking returns that customers have brought back as broken or missing parts, but there is a video on ice melt cable installation there. I hate it when I have to go back because I was sold some broken or incomplete garbage. I've had plenty of good experience at HD, also but they simply and easily could do better. Another beef is if there is one certain thing I need there is a shelf label there, the wrong thing is in that spot, and there are 28-49 of each item next to it and zero of the item I need.

    Here is the product and video link:

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Frost-King-100-ft-Roof-De-Icing-Cable-Kit-RC100/100178284

Feb 07

Updated Feb 14

Crime

Neighbors, I have lived around California and Milwaukee for 5 years...I have 2 kids, I know the crime in this area, but we are close to police station, so I tend to not worry too much. We were beginning to look at moving a little further west, more affordable. Does anyone know about crime closer to Milwaukee and Central Park? I know that’s getting into Avondale, but it’s also so close to Logan, so I thought it would be worth asking. From my observations, it is certainly very urban in that area, but seems family friendly enough. Anything I should know? Appreciate the feedback...Thanks so much!

  • Laine, when you see the anti-gentri protesters marching and shouting with their knickers in a twist like you do in Logan, Humboldt Park and Avondale (which is the area you are asking about), it is a prognostication that it is probably a really good time to invest. Price-wise it is...

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    Laine, when you see the anti-gentri protesters marching and shouting with their knickers in a twist like you do in Logan, Humboldt Park and Avondale (which is the area you are asking about), it is a prognostication that it is probably a really good time to invest. Price-wise it is too late in some areas but you can probably still find some deals in HP or Avondale. Don't know much about Pilsen but gentrification ALWAYS follows a period, usually a prolonged period, of broad community disinvestment. Investment and rejuvenation is occurring block by block in these communities. When looking at an area just check in the alley. If there are a lot of people who don't know how to put their trash in the city provided and weekly serviced containers you know that block is a bit slower to get better. People who don't know how to dispose of their trash are typically ignorant and it is an indicator of other potentially problematic behavior that you would have to accept or deal with should you move in near them. You often see lids missing or large rat holes chewed in the cans. When you see a relatively neat and clean alley and gleaming blue carts full of recycling you know that block is faring well. Also if there are a lot of empty storefronts then it is proof that the community that used to be there to support those small businesses are no longer there, and new residents bring renewed interest in business development. Logan = lots of active storefronts. HP = lots of empty storefronts. Check with your Realtor and you will see where the opportunities are in your price range.

  • Laine Logan Square family girl

    Humboltwriter, thank you so much for the thoughtful and thorough response! Very helpful. Everyone’s thoughts have been helpful, appreciate the feedback ( ;

Jan 18

Updated Feb 14

Please help Duffy dog

On Tuesday, January 15, Duffy, woke up unable to walk and in horrible pain. We rushed him to the vet who sent him to a specialist immediately. The specialist ordered an MRI which revealed one ruptured disc and two compromised discs. Because Duffy is still young and has so much heart and love in him, putting him down is not an option. He’s a dearly beloved member of the family. He was rushed into surgery that night.

Now we are...

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On Tuesday, January 15, Duffy, woke up unable to walk and in horrible pain. We rushed him to the vet who sent him to a specialist immediately. The specialist ordered an MRI which revealed one ruptured disc and two compromised discs. Because Duffy is still young and has so much heart and love in him, putting him down is not an option. He’s a dearly beloved member of the family. He was rushed into surgery that night.

Now we are drowning in medical bills of over $8,000. He will be re-learning to walk for the next few weeks and will require therapeutic rehab, which will add to the bills. So we are hoping there are some dog lovers out there who will contribute to our fund-raising efforts and help Duffy heal. I know so many people are trying to raise money these days and people have to make choices. But every little bit helps, so If you are able to contribute, thank you.

Here's the link to our fundraising page:

https://www.youcaring.com/ellenfloren-1071808

The picture is of Duffy yesterday, the day after surgery. He's pretty sedated. We're bringing him home tonight, and I'm sure he'll be happy to be home. Now the long process of healing and rehab begins.

  • MillieNeon Person

    chi techie . . . not everyone who takes it has a problem, but enough people do to scare me away. Very bad for the liver and kidneys, and I have to be careful about things are liver toxic. But I'm certainly no doctor. I do, however, think people should read about all their medications and think about how they interact. Sometimes people get loaded up with so many toxic drugs it's more harmful than the condition. Thanks for the site link. We're all about home remedies.

  • Hi Ellen. Just wondering how Duffy is doing.

Feb 07

Updated Feb 14

Door Intercom Repair Recommendations

Hi! I am looking for recommendations for the repair of a basic buzzer / intercom system in a 6-unit condo building. I have tried everyone from a previous post that I found on this site from a few years back and can't get anyone to call back or show up for an appointment. We are not looking for a new system, but just a way for UPS to be able to ring the doorbell and be buzzed in. I tried...

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Hi! I am looking for recommendations for the repair of a basic buzzer / intercom system in a 6-unit condo building. I have tried everyone from a previous post that I found on this site from a few years back and can't get anyone to call back or show up for an appointment. We are not looking for a new system, but just a way for UPS to be able to ring the doorbell and be buzzed in. I tried one of those wireless stick on doorbells but it lasted all of a few weeks before it stopped working and it wouldn't make sense to plaster six of those all over the gate. Any recommendations for an experienced intercom repair person would be greatly appreciated.

  • *One Stop Intercom

    recommended to me by friend CM who says, “He works all over the city even though he's out of Mt. Prospect. Free estimate, not booked out a million years, very reasonable, did terrific work at our place, solid Angie's List reviews.”

    ML here - My 8-unit condo...

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    *One Stop Intercom

    recommended to me by friend CM who says, “He works all over the city even though he's out of Mt. Prospect. Free estimate, not booked out a million years, very reasonable, did terrific work at our place, solid Angie's List reviews.”

    ML here - My 8-unit condo building hired Jay about 2 yrs ago to replace our intercom system. He did a great job, was fast, reasonable, and skilled. He did what he said he'd do and charged what he said he charged, showed up on time. A very positive experience. Highly recommend.

    Jay Walthall
    One Stop Intercom
    773.440.0940
    onestopintercom@sbcglobal.net
    www.onestopintercom.com

    on yelp - http://www.yelp.com/biz/one-stop-intercom-inc-wheeling

  • raineydown CPS teacher, Avondale resident

    Thanks for all the recommendations. I've actually tried a few of those companies based on a similar post on Everyblock that I found and Onestop never called me back (I tried calling many times, left several messages, and emailed) so maybe they are swamped. Another company scheduled but than canceled so I was back to square one. I set up an appointment with Professional Locksmith (very responsive) out of Avondale, so fingers crossed.

Feb 12

Updated Feb 14

People who don't shovel, ever!

Can this be reported? It's always the same people on block.

  • d3 NOH

    Touhy park never shovels the path between gate and fieldhouse. I saw a guy fall tryi g to pass on the inprovised path yesterday as it's now getting icey. Every snowfall though. City just closes out the 311 reqeusts as resolved even though they are not.

  • JC in North Center Homeowner in North Center

    D3. Complain to your Alderman! The more complaints the better chance it will get done.

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