Mar 27

Updated 1 hour ago

Override Rauner's repeal of gun shop licensing law

Tomorrow, the Illinois House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the Gun Dealer Licensing Act — an important public safety bill that Governor Rauner recently vetoed. Ahead of the hearing they're collecting "Witness Slips" — which are basically signatures in support of or in opposition to the bill.

Follow the instructions below to submit your witness slip and help us get over the top.

http://act.everytown.org/go/68471?t=14&akid=91263%2E1454441%2E-MSUft

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Tomorrow, the Illinois House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the Gun Dealer Licensing Act — an important public safety bill that Governor Rauner recently vetoed. Ahead of the hearing they're collecting "Witness Slips" — which are basically signatures in support of or in opposition to the bill.

Follow the instructions below to submit your witness slip and help us get over the top.

http://act.everytown.org/go/68471?t=14&akid=91263%2E1454441%2E-MSUft

Open up this link to the witness slip page on the General Assembly's website.
Enter your information on the IDENTIFICATION section of the form.
Feel free to leave the REPRESENTATION part of the form blank.
On the POSITION section, select "On SB 1656 and HB 1273" as the subject matter, check the "Proponent" radio button (see screenshot below).
Select “Record of Appearance Only” in the TESTIMONY part of the form (also in screenshot).
Agree to the terms of agreement and click the create slip button (you'll need to complete the captcha in order to successfully submit).

SUBMIT YOUR WITNESS SLIP TO THE IL GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Send your Witness Slip to the IL General Assembly
Screenshot of the POSITION and TESTIMONY sections of the form.

We have a fighting chance of overriding Governor Rauner's veto of a bill that passed the General Assembly with bipartisan support — but it's going to take each of us speaking out to fight back against the gun lobby's dangerous agenda.

Thanks for being a committed member of the movement!

Illinois Legislative Team
Everytown for Gun Safety

    Witness Slip
    Dashboard for the Illinois General Assembly
    http://my.ilga.gov
  • Bob, still no comment on the poll results?

    At least you gave up on the uncorroborated assertion that less guns would result in less crimes and less shootings when challenged to produce evidence, data, proof to support your unsubstantiated errant opinion.

    Sing along with me ... Silence is golden ...

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    Bob, still no comment on the poll results?

    At least you gave up on the uncorroborated assertion that less guns would result in less crimes and less shootings when challenged to produce evidence, data, proof to support your unsubstantiated errant opinion.

    Sing along with me ... Silence is golden ... golden

    Diversion duly noted. Why do you not realize that the topic of speed limits is irrelevant to the conversation? When are you going to get back on topic Bob or, if you'll pardon the expression, have you run out of ammunition? See what happens when you impose limits on magazine capacity ;^)

  • Bob, by fighting a losing battle, I meant you personally You are convincing no one, are losing the argument, and painting a self-portrait of a fool As concerns your links, I can and have posted links that refute links you have posted time and time again. Perhaps you should start a new thread. You're good at that. Allow me to suggest a title ... Bob Kastigar's Gun Control Propaganda Page.

6 hours ago

Earth Day Fest at Kilbourn Park this Sunday, April 22nd • 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...

42 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Woman sexually assaulted in the brown line

A 20-year-old woman was standing on the platform at the Brown Line’s Francisco station on Thursday night when a man approached her, began kissing her and sexually assaulted her, Chicago police said.

The attacked happened around 10:40 p.m. at the station at 4648 N. Francisco Ave. in the Ravenswood Manor neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

The news said she wasn’t getting on a train but rather she was playing Pokémon Go....at 1040pm?!

  • Albnypkres SJC

    Oh, Georgie.
    Looks like you have wood for Gladys.
    You're his protector.

  • Neighborhood Dad 27-year resident of North Center/St Bens/Lincol...

    Albny- great thing about EB is you don’t have to read it!

    I’d say Ward consistently contributes informative and neighborly posts and comments.

    And I don’t get the impression he needs anyone’s protection.

Feb 22

Updated 11 hours ago

Silverstein Petition to Ban Sale of Assault Weapons in Illinois

Long-time gun safety advocate State Senator Ira Silverstein (D-Chicago) has introduced a measure to address the sale of assault weapons, such as the AR-15, that have been used in countless mass shootings in America.

Senate Bill 3297 will make it illegal to sell assault weapons in Illinois. The legislation spells out which weapons are included in the definition of assault weapons and also includes the sale of so-called “large capacity ammunition feeding devices” of more than 10 rounds in a...

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Long-time gun safety advocate State Senator Ira Silverstein (D-Chicago) has introduced a measure to address the sale of assault weapons, such as the AR-15, that have been used in countless mass shootings in America.

Senate Bill 3297 will make it illegal to sell assault weapons in Illinois. The legislation spells out which weapons are included in the definition of assault weapons and also includes the sale of so-called “large capacity ammunition feeding devices” of more than 10 rounds in a single magazine, belt or drum.

If you share Sen. Silverstein's concerns about gun safety in our state, particularly in light of the mass shootings in Florida, Texas and Las Vegas, please provide your contact information to stay updated on this legislation and other gun safety bills the senator sponsors. Thanks.

http://tinyurl.com/y8a3234p

    Silverstein Petition to Ban Sale of Assault Weapons in Illinois
    Long-time gun safety advocate State Senator Ira Silverstein (D-Chicago) has introduced a measure to address the sale of assault weapons, such as the AR-15, that have been used in countless mass shootings in America. Senate Bill 3297 will make it illegal to sell assault weapons in Illinois.
    http://docs.google.com
  • Bob Kastigar 15 Years North Park, bike rider, retired

    The response I got from Sen. Durbin:

    Dear Mr. Kastigar:

    Thank you for contacting me regarding gun violence and access to guns in our country. I appreciate hearing from you, and I share your concerns.

    Over 30,000 Americans are killed by guns each year, and this violence takes a devastating...

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    The response I got from Sen. Durbin:

    Dear Mr. Kastigar:

    Thank you for contacting me regarding gun violence and access to guns in our country. I appreciate hearing from you, and I share your concerns.

    Over 30,000 Americans are killed by guns each year, and this violence takes a devastating toll on families and communities. I support sensible gun safety laws that will help reduce the number of gun deaths in America. I support measures such as universal background checks to keep guns out of the hands of convicted felons, mentally unstable individuals, and domestic abusers. An overwhelming majority of Americans know this is just common sense. I also support efforts to crack down on illegal gun trafficking and straw purchasing, and to limit the civilian use of high-capacity ammunition magazines that have been used by mass shooters to cause enormous harm.

    We can and must do more to keep guns out of the hands of those who would misuse them, and we can do so while protecting the right of law-abiding citizens to use guns in a responsible and legal way for sport, hunting, and self-defense. My wife and I grew up in families of hunters. We know the rite of passage when a parent takes his child out into the woods and teaches him or her to shoot. The hunters I know are good people who love the sport and hate the people who use firearms to terrorize and kill.

    (continued)

  • Bob Kastigar 15 Years North Park, bike rider, retired

    (continuation of response from Sen Durbin )

    Gun violence is a complicated problem, and there is no one solution that will stop all the tragic shootings. Reducing this violence will require dedicated efforts by families, community leaders, law enforcement, employers, faith leaders, and elected officials to prevent guns from falling...

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    (continuation of response from Sen Durbin )

    Gun violence is a complicated problem, and there is no one solution that will stop all the tragic shootings. Reducing this violence will require dedicated efforts by families, community leaders, law enforcement, employers, faith leaders, and elected officials to prevent guns from falling into the wrong hands and to address the conditions which create violence. Unfortunately, in recent years common-sense legislation to prevent gun violence has been blocked in Congress by well-funded political organizations. But I’m not giving up. I will continue to work to ensure the federal government helps address violent crime in our communities.

    Thank you again for contacting me. Please feel free to keep in touch.

    Sincerely,

    Richard J. Durbin
    United States Senator

13 hours ago

Wilson/St.Louis - does anyone have advice on the area?

Hi all - I’m looking to move to Wilson/St. Louis and have a few questions for anyone who lives near there -

1. I’ve looked at crime reports for the area and there are definitely incidents but it doesn’t seem like the area is ravaged in crime - do you feel safe walking/parking at all times of the day? Obviously won’t be coming home too often in the middle of the night but still something to consider. I do a...

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Hi all - I’m looking to move to Wilson/St. Louis and have a few questions for anyone who lives near there -

1. I’ve looked at crime reports for the area and there are definitely incidents but it doesn’t seem like the area is ravaged in crime - do you feel safe walking/parking at all times of the day? Obviously won’t be coming home too often in the middle of the night but still something to consider. I do a lot of walking/running in the middle of the day which is also something on my mind.

2. How is parking for you? I see most of it is permit parking but still looks busy. Also, how is parking for guests?

3. What do you love best about the neighborhood?

Thank you so much!

Apr 14

Updated 16 hours ago

Really going to miss Sears Store at Irving Park and Cicero.

Heard they're going to close in July this year.

  • nmm1 Chicagoan

    I bought my leather wallets, gardening tools, mattresses, TVs & Blu-ray from Sears. I bought Dad’s clothes from Sears. It was hard to find reasonably priced casual well made men’s clothes until I went to Sears. I wanted to buy my stackable washer & dryer from Sears but they didn’t have what I was looking for. I have a friend who liked to buy her work blazers there. Sears did alot of things well. I will miss the department stores. It was a different experience.

  • I will miss Carson's very much too. I think part of the problem is people don't have a lot of extra money to spend.

21 hours ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Anyone know what happened here and can share?

Anyone know what happened here and can share?

21 hours ago

3 days ago

Updated 33 hours ago

Free queen mattress set

I have a queen size mattress with box spring that is in pretty good condition so I'm hoping to give it away rather than throw it out. Let me know if you want it and when you can pick it up. Thanks.

  • SarahJ Nanny

    The mattress is no longer available. Anybody know how to remove a post on this site?

45 hours ago

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Moving to Lawrence & Spaulding?

Went to this area this weekend to look at a room and I liked the place and the hood. I walked around a bit, seemed like a cool diverse area. I’m aware there’s gangs in the hood.. I’m not worried about that.. it’s Chicago..Just want to get your opinions on this area. I’m a young black male. If that adds anything. I saw virtually no blacks. Which is fine as well.

  • Adrian A. Albany Park resident, educator, dog owner, parent

    I live right around the corner on Leland and love the neighborhood! Lots of long-time residents who are very neighborly and invested in preserving a (multicultural) sense of community. Proximity to the brown line is great, too. Parking right now is a hot mess because of the construction, but in 5 years or so, when that's all done (j/k), it should be fine. ;)

  • Todd P Parent, Teacher

    If you were on the north side of Lawrence, you were looking on my block. It's fine. Not a super-chatty block - people come and go from the multi-unit buildings and the condos on the corner, so I know few people by name despite being here 10+ years. But everyone's...

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    If you were on the north side of Lawrence, you were looking on my block. It's fine. Not a super-chatty block - people come and go from the multi-unit buildings and the condos on the corner, so I know few people by name despite being here 10+ years. But everyone's always been polite, no trouble-makers or weird stuff going on. Pretty diverse crowd - our upstairs tenants are black, FWIW. Safety-wise, it's a quiet corner of Albany Park. No visible shady stuff going on at night. It's still the city, of course... know your surroundings, don't be stupid, etc. My only beef with the neighborhood is the lack of green space. I'd love a decent park.

    If you move in, shoot me a message and you can join us for a movie and pizza some Friday night.

2 days ago

Flying the Flag at Half-Staff for the Passing of Barbara Bush

Greetings Neighbors,

Flags are to be flown at half-staff as indicated below until sunset on Saturday, April 21. Unable to lower your flag? Attaching this black ribbon to the top of a U.S. flag is an acceptable alternative for flags that cannot be lowered to half-staff (see pic). Questions about flag etiquette? Please reach out Jac.Charlier@gmail.com.

On this solemn day, we mourn the loss of Barbara Bush, an outstanding and memorable woman of character. As a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother,...

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Greetings Neighbors,

Flags are to be flown at half-staff as indicated below until sunset on Saturday, April 21. Unable to lower your flag? Attaching this black ribbon to the top of a U.S. flag is an acceptable alternative for flags that cannot be lowered to half-staff (see pic). Questions about flag etiquette? Please reach out Jac.Charlier@gmail.com.

On this solemn day, we mourn the loss of Barbara Bush, an outstanding and memorable woman of character. As a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, military spouse, and former First Lady, Mrs. Bush was an advocate of the American family. Mrs. Bush lived a life that reminds us always to cherish our relationships with friends, family, and all acquaintances. In the spirit of the memory of Mrs. Bush, may we always remember to be kind to one another and to put the care of others first.

As a mark of respect for the memory of Barbara Bush, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, on the day of interment. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same period at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventeenth day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second.

DONALD J. TRUMP

https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/president-donald-j-trump-flying-flag-half-staff-passing-barbara-bush/

    President Donald J. Trump on Flying the Flag at Half-Staff for the Passing of Barbara Bush
    On this solemn day, we mourn the loss of Barbara Bush, an outstanding and memorable woman of character. As a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, military spouse, and former First Lady, Mrs. Bush was an advocate of the American family. Mrs. Bush lived a life that reminds us always to cherish our relationships with friends, family, ...
    https://www.whitehouse.gov

4 days ago

Updated 2 days 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.

3 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...

Apr 10

Updated 3 days ago

New Zumba Class

Join Eva Zamorano for an hour of fun and exercise on Wednesdays at 5:30 pm at St. John's Episcopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner Ave (enter through green door on Byron). Class is only $5!

  • Priest at St. John's priest of St. John's Episcopal Church

    We apologize. Due to illness this class is cancelled during April. Please join us on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. beginning May 1.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Focus on the Weber Spur Trail

UIC is conducting a survey to gather more information about the neighborhood climate around recreational areas that include forested green space, bike trails, and parks. These questions are related to opinions about alternative transportation, use of recreational space, and what changes you would like to see in your neighborhood.

https://uic.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0vwsMzgS95VytW5

Questions near the bottom specifically refer to the Weber Spur Trail and the more responses that are made the more interest in finishing the construction of this trail - 2.7 miles north the Devon Avenue

https://twitter.com/WeberSpurTrail

https://www.facebook.com/groups/WeberSpur/about/

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    https://uic.qualtrics.com
  • Bob, it is refreshing to see you focus on something other than guns for a change. So pleased was I that I even filled out the survey and I don;t generally do surveys. I even hate filling out warranty cards

3 days ago

6 days ago

Updated 4 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.

4 days ago

PSA: 4600 block of Monticello the city is towing Cars

The city is towing cars on the 4600 Block of Monticello. There are no parking signs posted for the water main work, but they just went up yesterday.

4 days ago

5 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

5 days ago

April 13, 2018 Update

Wed., Apr 18, 7 pm, 17th District Station, Community Room, 4650 N. Pulaski. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1722-1723 beat meeting. Find your beat at the45th ward map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Thur., Apr 19, 1-4 pm, 17th District Police Station, Parking Lot, 4651 N. Pulaski. The 17th District Police Station is hosting a Shred-A-Thon. Bring old sensitive documents and help prevent identity theft. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

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Bar crawlers will meet at Jefferson Inn, 4874 N. Milwaukee, at 2 pm, where they will then make their way through Jefferson Park, visiting a...

...of neighborhood bars along the way. The pub crawl will end at Hops and Barley, 4359 N. Milwaukee. Crawlers will spend approximately one hour at each bar before moving on to the next...

The show will run through June 3 at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee. Tickets cost $12 to $17.50 and are available to purchase online online. Consider purchasing a two show package to save 25%.

16th District Police are hosting a seminar entitled Keeping Your Child Safe: A Conversation about Sexual Abuse and Internet Safety. The seminar is Tuesday, April 17, at 7 pm, at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence.

Many celebrate Earth Day as a time of service in the community with cleaning, planting, and educational events. Keeler Gardens, 3631 N. Keeler, would like to invite you to connect with nature after your day of service.

Hands to Help Ministries is hosting their annual Trivia Night fundraiser on Saturday, April 28, at 7:00 pm in the gym at Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4057 N. Harding.

Beaubien Elementary is hosting its annual Spring Fling fundraiser on Saturday, April 28, from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm at Biagio’s, 4242 N. Central.

During the month of April, the 16th District Police Station, 5151 N. Milwaukee, will be collecting diaper wipes, diapers, new socks, new underwear and new pajamas.

Fri., Apr 13, 5:30 pm, Schurz High School, Auditorium, 3601 N. Milwaukee.Join family and friends to see the heartwarming movingWonder during Schurz’s Family Movie Night. Doors open at 5:30, show starts at 6. Admission is free, snacks and pizza for sale to benefit Schurz student clubs. 

Sat., Apr 14, 8 am-3 pm, St. John’s Lutheran, Gym, 4939 W. Montrose. Find great used items during St. John’s Lutheran’s Annual Rummage Sale. Donations will...

Sat., Apr 14, 11 am-12 pm,Portage-Cragin Branch, 5108 W. Belmont.Children up to age 12 are invited toSensory Story Time. Build literacy skills and engage your senses with books, song, and play. Designed to work for kids with special needs.Free.

Sun., Apr 15, 3 pm, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner.Usher in spring with an afternoon of coffeehouse and salon music during Bach’s Coffee...

Wed., Apr 18, 11 am-12 pm,Portage Park Satellite Senior Center, 4100 N. Long. Want to make Portage Park more age-friendly? If so, please join in learning how...

Wed., Apr 18, 4-7 pm, Irving Park YMCA, 4251 W. Irving Park.Bring in samples of soil and water to be tested for lead for free during...

Thur., Apr 19, 12-7 pm, Schurz High School, 3801 N. Milwaukee.Hundreds of gently used books will be for sale or for free during the Schurz Used Book Sale & Giveaway. Kids are also invited to come out for a story time with dogs from Safe Humane (time TBD). Costs vary depending on purchases. 

Tue., Apr 24- 6-8 pm, Eden United Church of Christ, 5051 W. Gunnison. Eden United hosts aFaith and Health Community of Practice. This is a gather for leaders...

Tue., Apr 24, 7 pm, Pasta D’Arte, 6311 N. Milwaukee. Meet neighbors and get involved in your community during theGladstone Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting.Free.

Wed., Apr 25, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005.The senior enrichment seminar series hosts a Financial Literacy: Managing and Protecting Your Assets seminar. RSVP: 312-603-9233. Free. 

Wed., Apr 25, 7 pm,Congregational Church of Jefferson Park, Basement Auditorium, 5320 W. Giddings.Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during theJefferson Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting...

Wed., Apr 26, 7 pm, St. Bartholomew, Krueger Hall, 4910 W. Addison.Learn what you can do about crime during the1634 beat meeting. Find your beat at the45th ward map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

Sat., Apr 28, 9:30 am, Austin Irving Library, 6100 W. Irving Park. A guest speaker from Proven Winners will attend thePortage Park Garden Club meeting. Seed exchange and discussion to follow speaker. More info: email organizers. Free.

Sun., Apr 29, 10 am-2 pm,Copernicus Center, Annex Space, 5214 W. Lawrence. TheJefferson Park Sunday Markethosts their final winter market in the annex space at the Copernicus Center. There is even a cash bar to make your brunch a little more interesting.Cost of purchases.

    April 13, 2018 Update
    Dear Neighbor, The annual Forward March Pub Crawl is back, and this year it is even bigger and better. Strap on your walking shoes and pull up a bar stool while you socialize with neighbors, support local businesses, raise funds for a good cause, and celebrate spring.
    http://ward45.org

Apr 12

Updated 6 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.

Apr 13

Updated 6 days ago

Fischman Bottle Shop

If you have a nuanced taste in craft beer and spirits, Fischman is one of the best in the city. They are one of two bottle shops in Chicago that carry Transient (out of Michigan and very limited). They get all the new and special release stuff from all the local and regional breweries. And its all fresh beer! Gus, the owner, sends the old beer back to the distributor. Plus, for those seeking Zombie Dust, Fischman always has it on the shelf!

You owe it yourself to hit Fischman up!

  • Chuck Johnson Assistant Director, New Hope Community Food Pantry

    Interesting - where is it located?

6 days ago

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    ERECT A 6FT BY APPROXIMATELY 80LF IRON FENCE. FENCE MUST BE SHORTENED IN HEIGHT AND ROLLING GATE MUST BE REMOVED. WORK TO ADDRESS VIOLATIONS AND MUST BE INSPECTED.

    4484 N. Kasson Ave. Issued April 13, 2018 Comment

Apr 14

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 13

Apr 10

Updated Apr 12

Women's underwear?

Guys, we are demo-ing our basement, and we found these weird small plastic bags of women's underwear stuffed into the ceiling insulation. Do we have a Dateline situation in our ceiling? What do you think the police station would do if I walked in with underwear and told them I had concerns?

When we were tearing down a wall in the kitchen, we also found a pink pair of women's underwear and some heineken bottles. We just laughed it off. But maybe we shouldn't have?

Why is pink women's underwear hidden in our ceilings?

  • Thank you eyeinthesky, that is helpful.

    It just occurred to me that they also had a large freezer in the garage when we first looked at the house..

    ..but they also owned a restaurant..

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    Give them to Anthony Hairbrain.

Mar 12

Updated Apr 12

Learn English For Free. Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00-3:00 pm

To register: Come to Mayfair Library. 4400 W Lawrence, Chicago, IL 60630 Friday, March 30 at 12:00 pm. Registration is 2 hours. Class begins April 9. Questions? Call Karen Parrillo at (773) 784-2900 ext. 120 Thank you

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 11

Updated Apr 12

Dog collar found

Just found this in Eugene Park, next to the basketball court. I tried calling the phone #, but its not working. If anyone knows the dog or the owner please let me know. Thanks.

Apr 12

Apr 11

Alderman Margaret Laurino, 39th Ward added 2 ...

A successful and well-attended fundraising event to support the positive transformation of the vacant lot at 4546 N. Kedvale was organized last week by the Mayfair Park Advisory Council. Special shout out to Nadine Karavidas and Marie's Pizza and Liquors Official Page who generously hosted the fundraiser. Additionally, the City Council last week approved $48,552 in expenditure of Open Space Impact Fees for the acquisition of 4546 N Kedvale at Alderman Laurino's request. If you were unable to attend the party last Thursday, consider supporting these efforts by contributing on the designated GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/transformthetriangle Every dollar counts!


Apr 10

MBA-Photography posted 1 photo to Flickr:

Apr 10

  • Permit issued for signs

    AWNING INSTALLED WITH GRAPHICS. AWNING IS ON THE NORTH WALL OF THE BUILDING. THE AWNING FACES NORTH.

    4127 W. Montrose Ave. Issued April 9, 2018 Comment

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 09

Free Shredding Events in Chicago Area — April 2018

4561 N Pulaski Rd

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5333 N. Western Ave (next to Drake and Sons Funeral Home)

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    FREE Shredding Event all over Chicago in April 2018 or just head on over to Office Depot to shred 5 pounds of documents for free with THIS COUPON. Tax season is a great opportunity to get rid of unneeded financial information and paperwork. A pound of paper is roughly a 1/2-inch stack.
    http://chicagofree.info

Apr 09

Hit and Run

Someone hit the drivers side of my car. It was parked on Ainslie, between Avers Avenue and Hamlin. It is a Cranberry Red, Ford Fusion. The incident happened sometime between Friday, April 6th after 3:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 8th before 8:30 a.m. Please let me know if you saw the hit and run, or if you heard the accident.

Thank you,

Lisa

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 02

Updated Apr 08

We're Not Finished!!!

WE'RE NOT FINISHED
March for Our Lives Chicago was an incredibly inspiring first step in a massive movement. Thank you for your support. Together we are a force for change.

But we are just getting started.

We need to keep fighting for social and political solutions for gun reform. We set up a list of actions we can all take to keep the momentum.

Are you with us? Keep Fighting
I WANT TO KEEP FIGHTING-click here:
http://act.everytown.org/go/69207?t=6&akid=93655%2E1454441%2EJJqF9f

Watch this: 'Our...

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WE'RE NOT FINISHED
March for Our Lives Chicago was an incredibly inspiring first step in a massive movement. Thank you for your support. Together we are a force for change.

But we are just getting started.

We need to keep fighting for social and political solutions for gun reform. We set up a list of actions we can all take to keep the momentum.

Are you with us? Keep Fighting
I WANT TO KEEP FIGHTING-click here:
http://act.everytown.org/go/69207?t=6&akid=93655%2E1454441%2EJJqF9f

Watch this: 'Our lives matter. My daughter's life mattered.' — Here's why the people of Chicago came out to #MarchForOurLives
https://donate.everytown.org/go/69208?t=7&akid=93655%2E1454441%2EJJqF9f

Read this: Young activists rally for gun reform at March for Our Lives Chicago march in Union Park - in The Chicago Tribune
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-march-for-our-lives-scribble-20180323-htmlstory.html

Sign up for Strides for Peace to promote gun reform in Chicago
https://www.stridesforpeace.org/

Join a local Moms Demand Action chapter to effect change on gun reform with other committed activists
https://act.everytown.org/signup/Join-Moms/?source=mdmo_MomsMain&utm_source=md_m_&utm_medium=_o&utm_campaign=MomsMain

Sign the petition to override Governor Rauner's veto on gun licensing in Illinois
https://ilgvp.com/ouronejob-petition/

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/gatheractivism/

    Keep Fighting
    http://gatheractivism.com
  • Albnypkres SJC

    Is this Facebook?

  • Why doesn't Bob confine his proselytizing to a single post? Perhaps because he has gotten significant push back on his other threads that address much the same subject matter or perhaps he feels that it is advantageous to blanket Everyblock with multiple posts to spread his anti-gun "gospel" to a wider audience.

Apr 08

Apr 04

Updated Apr 07

Side swept car on Wilson

Only reason I parked my car on Wilson was because of ComEd. I hate parking my car on Wilson because I dread getting my car side swept and of course at 2:30 am today I heard a bang and my car alarm go off. I didn’t get to see who did it in time but a neighbor came out and said they went west towards Pulaski on Wilson. This happened at St. Louis & Wilson. I am wondering if anyone...

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Only reason I parked my car on Wilson was because of ComEd. I hate parking my car on Wilson because I dread getting my car side swept and of course at 2:30 am today I heard a bang and my car alarm go off. I didn’t get to see who did it in time but a neighbor came out and said they went west towards Pulaski on Wilson. This happened at St. Louis & Wilson. I am wondering if anyone has cameras that may have captured the vehicle around this time? In the morning I’ll be able to see the paint color. I also found this in the street, it’s a long shot but maybe someone knows what kind of car it belongs to. It’s snowing but it isn’t that slippery to cause someone to do this.

  • ShleinAlbanyPark

    I found it’s a 1997 bmw 528i. But if anyone has footage it would be helpful

  • 1. File a police report.
    2. Contact your insurance agency, scoop out $500 deductible (easier said than done) and get your car back and fixed in a couple of weeks.
    3. Stop playing detective, it's not going to get you anything but frustration, been there done that.
    Good luck be safe

  • Careyann Old Irving resident

    I'm so sorry this happened to you. I'm an insurance professional with over 20 years in the business. File the police report and get 2-3 damage estimates. Damage estimates are free except for your time and trouble. If you cannot contact and work out a way for the other driver...

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    I'm so sorry this happened to you. I'm an insurance professional with over 20 years in the business. File the police report and get 2-3 damage estimates. Damage estimates are free except for your time and trouble. If you cannot contact and work out a way for the other driver to pay for the damage they caused to your vehicle either out of pocket or through their reputable insurance carrier, ie if the agent is someone like Insurance King, Talrow Insurance, Marvell Towers as opposed to State Farm, Geico, Progressive or another big company you may want to look to your own insurance company provided you have comprehensive aka other than collision coverage. Reason being non-standard insurance companies generally don't have the best claim service and payment record. If, however, you have liability only, check your policy to see if you purchased uninsured motorist property damage coverage which MAY, depending on the terms of your insurance contract, respond to the damage caused in this incident. I hope this all works out for you!

Apr 06

Peterson Garden Project!

Gardening plots are still available at the NEIU campus through Peterson Garden Project!
This is our 4th summer gardening there and we love it and maybe you would too!
Go to https://petersongarden.org/garden-with-us/ for more info!

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