3 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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    '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

46 hours ago

Updated 3 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?

  • LarryB Dog owner / wine sipper

    ED, the meter has always been in the parkway. We have been here in Avondale since 1985. Best call water dept. good luck

  • 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 ;)

3 days ago

Updated 7 hours 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.

  • Kerry Anne, please look again. The cost of those "tax cuts" will conveniently begin to come due just after Trump leaves office (or 4 years afterward, if he doesn't get a second term). Convenient, isn't it? So the next guy up will inherit the blame. And please note, I say 'begin.' Has he really bought his supporters off with a minor short term gain while selling our economic future down the river?

  • K in North Center longtime North Side resident

    Lethe -- or the next *woman* up will inherit the blame.

7 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

33 hours ago

Updated 8 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 10 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.

22 hours ago

Updated 10 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!! :)

19 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.

3 days ago

Updated 22 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....

41 hours ago

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.

5 days ago

Updated 3 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.

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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 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 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 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.

Feb 13

Updated Feb 13

Digital Billboard on Sawyer

Just got a note on my door informing me the city is installing a digital billboard at 3158 n sawyer.

The letter says the work is staring in less than two weeks. Curious if anyone else receives this notice and what our options are to stop it.

Jan 15

Updated Feb 13

Nanny Share

Is anyone interested in a nanny share 2-3 days/week starting in March? Or are there any recommendations of where best to find a nanny share? Any help would be much appreciated! Thank you

  • How old is your kid? I am looking for a nanny share for my 2 year old daughter Mondays and Wednesdays starting in March. PM me if you're interested.

  • Not a Nanny Share but I have a small in-home daycare located by Elston & Irving Park with over 18 yrs. of experience and I am CPR certified. I provide healthy, well balanced meals and snacks in a loving and nurturing environment, have excellent references from past and present parents...

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    Not a Nanny Share but I have a small in-home daycare located by Elston & Irving Park with over 18 yrs. of experience and I am CPR certified. I provide healthy, well balanced meals and snacks in a loving and nurturing environment, have excellent references from past and present parents and I charge reasonable rates. Some of our daily activities include music, play and story time along with plenty of outside time in our beautiful gated and grassy courtyard.

    I know how difficult it is to leave your child with someone but I assure you I will give your little one all the love, attention and care they need unlike some of those huge daycare facilities. I would love the opportunity to care for your little one, so please contact me for more information or to set up an appointment to come by and see the beautiful set up. Thank you!

Feb 10

Updated Feb 11

LOST Cat - 100$ Reward

Hi everyone. Our forever outdoor cat Baxter (gray and white tabby on left in second picture) is still missing. We’ve never been able to keep a collar on him, he’s been neutered, not chipped. Small rip in left ear. Please be on the lookout and let me know if anyone has seen him. Please also take a minute to check any garages, basements, outdoor crawl spaces or under decks/porches, or basically anywhere a cat could sneak in to hide or get stuck. They are curious animas.
You may also call the number 773-407-6961 if you have any details regarding him or have seen him. A 100$ reward is up. Please and thank you.

  • We are a ways away but I will definitely watch for him and keep you in our thoughts. As someone who loves cats, it's easy to imagine how hard this must be.

  • Thank you all. We’re still holding out hope. I will give treehouse a call. We’ve checked with them to see if anyone brought a cat in like him but no luck yet. I don’t think he would gravitate to a colony but you never know.

Feb 10

Feb 07

Updated Feb 08

Anyone else have a gas outage around the Sacramento / Elston block?

Apparently there's a gas outage in the neighborhood from what a PeoplesGas person told me.

  • Yeah, I saw a bunch of ComEd trucks and crews on Belmont between Troy and Sacramento last night around 6, looks like they were about to start digging up the street too.

  • I'm on Sacramento approximately at Addison and did not have any gas outage.

Aug 26 2014

Updated Feb 08

our logan square nursery, les petits amis nursery is opening another location in avondale!

we are a family owned home nursery in logan square. we are a bilingual montessori and reggio emilia based infant and toddler program. we are expanding into avondale and are looking to enroll 4 children while we are processing our new license. please post your email address so i can let you into our google site for info!

  • Yes please, me too! Our friends are members, and recommended you! Robyn.paprocki@gmail.com

  • nicdrinnan70@gmail.com I'd love some info!

Feb 08

Feb 08

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    PROPOSED DECONVERSION OF 2 D.U. TO SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH INTERIOR REMODELING AND ALTERATIONS TO 2 STORY RESIDENCE WITH BASEMENT AS PER PLANS.

    4114 W. Cornelia Ave. Issued February 6, 2018 Comment

Feb 07

Looking for a garage to rent

Im by the avondale neighboor kimball and belmont if anyone knows or is renting a garage please provide me woth info
Thanks

Feb 07

Lost Wallet

Shot in the dark here...

I lost my wallet in the area of Berteau and Leavitt. If you've found it, please let me know. It's a men's brown leather wallet containing my DL and a debit card that's been temporarily frozen. The initials on the DL are JWB. Thanks

Feb 04

Updated Feb 07

Former site of Strack and van Til grocery store

It looks like some work is being done where the former Strack and Van Til grocery store was at 2627 N. Elston. No signs up, so wondering if anyone knows what will be going in there.

  • krw

    Probabaly a Marianos, Mattress store or bank...

  • LD

    Floor and Decor (BOOOOO)

  • Dang! Would have been a great place for a Trader Joe’s!!! Maybe we can get one on Milwaukee in the old sunshine market...good size space and parking lot!

Feb 06

Parking spaces for rent?

Wondering if anyone has any parking spaces for rent near Mozart and Berteau. Parking can sometime be difficult and I get home late and a parking space would be a huge help to my daily struggles for parking. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Feb 06

Feb 03

Updated Feb 05

Parking garage

Recently I have come to need a parking garage in order to do some maintenance on my car, and store tools. Does anyone have a 1 or 2 car garage for rent somewhere nearby on a month to month lease?

Feb 01

Updated Feb 03

Vigil With Memorial Candles by DePaul Prep on California

Hello Everyone. I saw some teens with Candles making a Memorial in front of DePaul Prep on California Near Addison last night. I searched all over but could not find any news. So I decided to sign up on here to ask. I was wondering if it was a shooting or maybe a car accident? Thanks for any information.

  • There was a crash with shots fired. Two young men died on 2/1/2016. You can google it. Probably an anniversary vigal.

  • Hello Dave. Thank you very much for your response. That's so very sad.

Feb 03

Feb 01

Updated Feb 02

Gun shots

Did any one hear any gun shots last night around 11:45 or 11:50 pm by Irving park 60618

  • We heard three shots around 2:20AM

  • Thanks - quick question - where exactly on Irving Park? Closest cross street?

Feb 02

Jan 31

Updated Feb 01

Home Remodeling Contractor Needed

I have several small and medium sized home remodeling projects to complete and am looking for a reputable and recommended contractor to do the work. The type of work would be projects such as extending a roof deck, reconfiguring a living room wall, etc.

  • My Sister uses a guy she really likes. I haven't used him yet, but she says he is very reasonable and does really good work. Jonathan 773-234-8356

  • I've been using Theodore Lambiris for just about everything in my house. He's fantastic! 708-945-2019

Feb 01

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