19 hours ago

    Permit issued for renovation/alteration (building permit)
    EveryBlock is the leading Web site for neighborhood discussions and block-level news, including the latest news stories, crime reports, real estate listings and business reviews.
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22 hours ago

Jul 05 2015

Updated 22 hours ago

Gutter Replacement

Our house has had some gutter issues and we've finally determined that we need to just replace them. Happily, our insurance company agreed. I've tried a few roofing and gutter places, but once they find out the roof is fine and we just need gutters.....poof, they disappear.
Anyone with a recommendation for a gutter replacement company? Preferably someone who can take a look at where we've been having some overflow issues and make some changes to the way our downspout are set up.

  • thanks for the follow-up...we see a lot of these type of posts but finding out what the upshot was is very useful.

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3 days ago

Updated 36 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.

2 days 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...

5 days ago

Updated 3 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

Donate Your Arts & Crafts Project to Kitty Summer Social Fundraiser for Harmony House For Cats

Calling artsy-craftsy people! We need handmade items to sell at our annual Kitty Summer Social http://hhforcats.org/kitty-summer-social . Do you or someone you know make something awesome? We’d love to feature your jewelry, artwork, home goods, beauty/skin care, clothing, wood or paper goods, and gardening items at our fundraiser. It’s a chance to showcase your talents and help the cats of Harmony House!
Email kelly@hhforcats.org by May 20th if you have items to donate.
You can mail/ship them to the shelter:...

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Calling artsy-craftsy people! We need handmade items to sell at our annual Kitty Summer Social http://hhforcats.org/kitty-summer-social . Do you or someone you know make something awesome? We’d love to feature your jewelry, artwork, home goods, beauty/skin care, clothing, wood or paper goods, and gardening items at our fundraiser. It’s a chance to showcase your talents and help the cats of Harmony House!
Email kelly@hhforcats.org by May 20th if you have items to donate.
You can mail/ship them to the shelter:
Harmony House for Cats
2914 N. Elston Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
Attn: KSS
You can also drop off your items seven days a week 10am – 3pm. Please make sure all boxes/bags are marked “For KSS”.
Everything needs to be received at Harmony House no later than Sunday June 3rd. All proceeds from the sale of items go towards the care of the Harmony House cats.

Harmony House is a 501(c)3 organization.

    Kitty Summer Social | Harmony House for Cats - Eco-Friendly Cageless No-Kill Adoption Center
    Saturday, June 9th, 1-4 pm Harmony House for Cats 2914 N Elston Avenue Chicago, IL 60618 Free admission Join us for an open house fundraiser to help kick off summer in Chicago!
    http://hhforcats.org

4 days ago

20yr old shot in 3500 block of Belmont

Apparently he didn’t make it based off the questions the police were asking but can’t confirn.he was in a mid size suv so guessing someone on foot from our neighborhood got em. R.i.p

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Shooting 3500 block of Belmont

Does anyone have info about what happened Sunday around 8:45pm on the corner of Belmont and St Louis? Lots of sirens and then large police presence for hours. Twitter Scanner account said 19yo suffered four gunshot wounds. No word on condition of the victim and I can’t find anything else about it.

  • I don't know but it happened literally outside of my apartment and I slept through all of it.

  • Oh wow! The police were there for several hours which is what made me look into what was going on.

    Anyone I can call to find out what happened? We moved to Chicago last summer and this was the first major incident pretty close to home.

Apr 13

Updated 4 days ago

Missing Cat

Our cat ran away today near Avers and George. If you see him, let me know!

  • I'm curious, How did you find him? Is there anything you did specifically that worked? I work for a cat shelter and would love any feed back you could lend.

  • Ultimately he was just hiding in the back stairwell of our building (we're on the top floor of a 3 flat), so he wasn't outside. We came home Saturday night and he was just sitting on the stairs, terrified.

    We tried putting out food, and dirty cat litter, and calling for him. I'm going to start making sure I use a treat canister that has a specific sound going forward so there's some "sound of food" that gets him to come running.

Apr 12

Updated 5 days ago

Lost Cat

My cat, Quincy, has been missing for about 2 days. We last saw him near Barry heading south on Kedzie. Any info is appreciated!

  • So glad to hear Quincy is home! And safe and sound!
    Those rascals! Always looking for an adventure, and sometimes they find one....!
    They scare the bejeezus out of us when they're missing, but it's too hard to scold them when they're found, because you're just so darned relieved to have them back.
    Glad he's home.

  • hooray, he is home.

5 days ago

6 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.

Apr 14

2 Investigators: Worker Says Stickney Stuck Him With Decal Bill

Furious At Blocked Alley, Man Shoots Off-Duty Police Officer's CarPolice said the officer was dropping someone off near Keeler and Roscoe around 1:20 a.m., when four men in a dark Ford Taurus pulled up behind him.

    2 Investigators: Worker Says Stickney Stuck Him With Decal Bill
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Who do you go to for help when a village mayor stiffs you on a bill? And the work and custom materials were for the police department. One local businessman faced that problem recently, then he called CBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini for help.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Apr 13

Gary Man Found In Front Yard, Shot In Neck

Furious At Blocked Alley, Man Shoots Off-Duty Police Officer's CarPolice said the officer was dropping someone off near Keeler and Roscoe around 1:20 a.m., when four men in a dark Ford Taurus pulled up behind him.

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Gary police were called after receiving reports of a man down in the 1700 block of Hayes Street.

    Gary Man Found In Front Yard, Shot In Neck
    (CBS) - A 25-year-old Gary, Ind., man was shot in the neck on Friday morning. Gary police were called after receiving reports of a man down in the 1700 block of Hayes Street. Police found a man in a front yard with a gun shot wound to the neck.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Apr 13

Suspect Shot By Police Charged With Home Invasion, Attempted Murder

Furious At Blocked Alley, Man Shoots Off-Duty Police Officer's CarPolice said the officer was dropping someone off near Keeler and Roscoe around 1:20 a.m., when four men in a dark Ford Taurus pulled up behind him.

    Suspect Shot By Police Charged With Home Invasion, Attempted Murder
    CHICAGO (CBS) - A 19-year-old man who was shot by police during a home invasion has been charged with multiple felonies. Marcos Malvaisa has been charged with attempted murder, home invasion, aggravated assault of a peace officer, and misdemeanor battery. Police said Malvaisa shot a 23-year-old woman during a home invasion Wednesday night on the Near West Side.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Apr 13

Shots fired at off-duty officer on NW Side

The officer was dropping someone off in an alley near Keeler and Roscoe.

    Shots fired at off-duty officer on NW Side
    CHICAGO -- A person opened fire on an off-duty police officer Friday morning on the city's Northwest Side. The officer was dropping someone off in an alley near Keeler and Roscoe. A driver behind him got angry over having to wait. The officer tried to calm him down, but as he returned to his car he heard gunfire.
    http://wgntv.com

Apr 13

Furious At Blocked Alley, Man Shoots Off-Duty Police Officer’s Car

Furious At Blocked Alley, Man Shoots Off-Duty Police Officer's CarPolice said the officer was dropping someone off near Keeler and Roscoe around 1:20 a.m., when four men in a dark Ford Taurus pulled up behind him.

    Furious At Blocked Alley, Man Shoots Off-Duty Police Officer's Car
    CHICAGO (CBS) - An off-duty Chicago police officer's car was shot several times early Friday morning as he was dropping someone off in the Irving Park neighborhood, when another driver became furious that the officer's car was blocking an alley.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Apr 13

Enraged at blocked alley, group fired shots at off-duty officer

The officer was parked in the alley in the 3400 block of North Keeler Avenue in the Kilbourn Park neighborhood around 1:20 a.m. when the dark-colored Taurus, with four men inside, pulled up behind him.

    Enraged at blocked alley, group fired shots at off-duty officer
    An off-duty Chicago police officer was dropping someone off in an alley on the Northwest Side early Friday morning when a group of men in a Ford Taurus fired shots at his vehicle, Chicago police said. The officer was parked in the alley in the 3400 block of North Keeler Avenue in the Kilbourn Park neighborhood around 1:20 a.m.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Apr 09

Updated Apr 12

Found a small chihuahua in my backyard .

He has a small collar with no name. If he"s yours please contact me

  • BettyR Northcenter

    (Ms. Monty, I just noticed your profile picture. That puppy is too adorable!)

  • Please contact the staff person at the store at the corner of Winnemac and Western. Someone in his building is looking for a chihuahua!

Apr 12

Apr 10

Updated Apr 11

PNC Bank Belmont Avenue

Does anyone know i what that massive white tent on top of the PNC Bank on Belmont is for? I thought they were going to tear that building down.

  • Yes. The part of the building that is under it is barrel truss construction. Unfortunately the sides of that part of the buildimg are pulling away from the roof. It would cost as much as building a new building to repair it. So that is why the new building in...

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    Yes. The part of the building that is under it is barrel truss construction. Unfortunately the sides of that part of the buildimg are pulling away from the roof. It would cost as much as building a new building to repair it. So that is why the new building in the parking lot. The tent over the building is to protect the roof of the old building from any snow load which could collapse it. So it is there to prevent snow build up until the new building is done and the old can be taken down. We tried to save the old building but it couldn't be done.

Apr 11

Get lucky with a Friday the 13th tattoo

3460 N. Pulaski Road, 773-283-8880

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5056 W. Lawrence Ave., 773-283-8696

2376 N. Neva Ave., 773-385-8288

3265 S. Archer Ave., 773-376-7467

3008 W. Lawrence Ave., 773-267-7228

5331 W. Belmont Ave., 773-736-6960

2105 W. Belmont Ave., 773-385-8282

1456 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-384-9788

6705 N. Clark St., 562-484-8165

3519 N. Halsted St., 773-360-8411

4005 N. Broadway, 773-975-9753

4835 N. Elston Ave., 773-481-1108

4441 N. Broadway, 773-989-4077

1754 W. North Ave., 773-772-8288

1150 W. Taylor St., 312-455-8288

4168 N. Elston Ave., 773-866-0100

    Get lucky with a Friday the 13th tattoo
    What better way to celebrate the upcoming Friday the 13th in April than with a commemorative tattoo? Although it might seem contradictory to honor a holiday for the star-crossed and accursed, the tradition supposedly dates back to sailors - known for their "old school" body art - who tattooed the number "13" to ward off bad fortune.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Apr 10

Updated Apr 10

Now Hiring

Concordia Place has an opening for an Early Learning Teacher Assistant. Teacher Assistants assist planning activities for the group and help provide a warm, nurturing environment for children to grow physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually. Learn more here: https://www.indeedjobs.com/concordia-place/jobs/4bc351c8b6819fb34fb9

    Careers at Concordia Place
    Find your next great career opportunity at Concordia Place
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Apr 05

Updated Apr 09

Found Pug is Home Already

Thanks for the suggestions. Turns out one of my neighbors was dog sitting for a friend. Oscar the speed demon took off down the alley and went out of sight. He is now home safe with his dad sitter. Thanks again.

  • so glad he is home.

  • MetroCyclist Food Crazy 9YR Inde Park/Albany Park Resident.

    Glad to hear that Oscar made it home safely! This could easily happen to anyone. Nonetheless, it might be the last time that friend will be dog sitting!

Apr 05

Updated Apr 09

Movers for a fridge and range

I'm wondering if anybody has a recommendation for a moving company or crew that would be able to move my fridge and range up a short staircase back into my kitchen. I just had my floors redone and the floor crew moved these appliances out of the way, but not back into place.

  • We've used Dolly and Taskrabbit in the past - Dolly for moving. Needed something big moved and wanted insurance on it and found Dolly at the time. Taskrabbit does not if I recall. At the time with Dolly I remember paying for a half hour minimum and they worked about 15 minutes, it was fine and well worth it. Asked if there was anything else they could do too.

  • Roy's Moving was great. I used them to move my couch out of my apt and into my sister's narrow townhome and remove her old heavier sofa in Sept. .They were on time professional and very quick. https://www.yelp.com/biz/roys-moving-1-chicago-2

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 07

Apr 05

Updated Apr 06

FOUND PUG

Hi, found Oscar wandering around Leavitt and Barry. Anyone know who he belongs to? He has a tag and I called the number on it but have not heard back from anyone. Thanks for any help.

  • krw

    Poor Pug. Either he's confused by the sitter and ran off, or the sitter is slacking. If I were the owner I would be freeking. Poor Oscar, but at least he's home.

  • Thanks for clearing that up......

Apr 02

Updated Apr 06

Film location Needed > Artist Studio

Hello Neighbors, I'm looking for a real artist's studio to rent as a documentary film location (to portray an Abstract Expressionist painter's studio). Something a little like the attached photo

If anyone has something that fits the bill and might be willing to rent for a 1 day shoot please message me. Thanks!

  • Anna Hovet has a fashion studio -- check her out. She does classes and other entrepreneurial endeavors.

  • Thanks Ellen H.!

Apr 06

  • Laptop for All Learning!

    Ms. Samartino is asking for $2518.45:
    My students need to have access to newer technology with the daily updates and the evolving technological advances.
    Scammon Elementary School Comment

Apr 06

Apr 03

Early Learning Teacher Position

Concordia Place is accepting resumes for an Early Learning Teacher position. This is a full-time year round position. Compensation is commensurate with experience. Teachers work with assistant teachers to develop weekly lesson plans based on a curriculum outline. Learn more here: https://lnkd.in/e_45fcz

    Careers at Concordia Place
    Find your next great career opportunity at Concordia Place
    https://www.indeedjobs.com

Mar 29

Updated Apr 01

Free Queen Sized Mattress for Pickup in Avondale

My wife and I just ordered a new mattress, so our queen sized Sealy PosturePedic pillow top mattress is available for free. It is on the older side, but still comfortable and in decent condition. It is currrently located in the alley on the northernmost side of George St. just East of Kedzie before you hit Troy Street. First come first serve.

  • If you still have the mattress, I'd suggest Craigslist. I gave one away in less than 12 hours.

Mar 31

Updated Apr 01

Extra dry ice available (for rat burrows)

We have rat burrows in our backyard and just filled them with chunks of dry ice, and closed the holes with foam. But now we have a huge chunk of dry ice thats going to evaporate soon.

Does anyone need dry ice for rat burrows? Pick up in avondale near belmont and kedzie.

Thanks!

  • Polar ice company at western and 21st place. Pilsen area. They sell you a hunk of it, maybe 5 lbs and a cooler box for $20.

  • thanks! i have an abandoned building next to me that harbors rats and i have been plugging the tunnels with cement and expanding foam but they just dig new ones. Things have been a little calm lately with no sightings but i am sure they are gearing up for spring mating so i will try the dry ice next. thanks again.

Apr 01

Apr 24

Updated Mar 31

I need a fence

If you have or know of someone that can install a vinyl fence on my corner lot property that is reasonably priced can you please post contact.I appreciate any help received thankyou neighbors.

  • I am planning a fence installation for this summer so I thought I would search EB for some recommendations. I came across your post. Wow! No hits? Guess I shouldn't even bother asking the EB community. I've noticed EveryBlock being less and less about the neighborhoods and more about begging for money and political complaining. I hope you found your answers eventually.

Mar 31

Mar 31

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