3 hours ago

Winnetka School Shooting Remembered 30 Years On

A survivor of the 1988 shooting at Hubbard Woods recounts his long road to recovery and offers advice to those who have experienced trauma.

WINNETKA, IL — Three decades after a mentally ill babysitter went on a violent spree across the North Shore, shattering the community's sense of safety and signaling a new era of modern school shootings, the scars remain for the survivors. Sunday's anniversary comes three days after a mass shooting at a school in Texas killed 10...

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A survivor of the 1988 shooting at Hubbard Woods recounts his long road to recovery and offers advice to those who have experienced trauma.

WINNETKA, IL — Three decades after a mentally ill babysitter went on a violent spree across the North Shore, shattering the community's sense of safety and signaling a new era of modern school shootings, the scars remain for the survivors. Sunday's anniversary comes three days after a mass shooting at a school in Texas killed 10 and less than a week after an Illinois student brought a rifle to the graduation rehearsal of his former high school.

The horrifying Winnetka school shooting seemed at the time to be exceptional, unique and unpredictable, coming amid a day of violence in affluent suburban communities. However, in the years since, the United States has accrued a macabre collection of school shootings. So far in 2018, there have been more than 20 school shootings – about one every week.

But 30 years ago, it shocked a nation.

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https://patch.com/illinois/lincolnsquare/s/gfdye/winnetka-school-shooting-remembered-30-years-on

    Winnetka School Shooting Remembered 30 Years On
    WINNETKA, IL - Three decades after a mentally ill babysitter went on a violent spree across the North Shore, shattering the community's sense of safety and signaling a new era of modern school shootings, the scars remain for the survivors.
    https://patch.com

46 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

    Albany Park Chicago School Ratings and Reviews | Zillow
    Get the facts on Albany Park's best schools and find the right school for your child by reading reviews and checking past test scores.
    https://www.zillow.com
  • Your post begs the question. I this actually about the number of schools in Albany Park, or is this merely another surreptitious endeavor to ignite another thread to push your gun control agenda? Never mind ... a rhetorical question.

25 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Presidential Proclamation: Flags at Half-Staff for the Victims of the Tragedy in Santa Fe, Texas

Flags are requested to be placed at half-staff until sunset on Tuesday, May 22. Unable to lower your flag? Attaching a black ribbon to the top of a U.S. flag (see pic) is an acceptable alternative for flags that cannot be lowered to half-staff.

The full Presidential Proclamation is below. If you have questions or need more information, please reach out to jac.charlier@gmail.com.

Our Nation grieves with those affected by the shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas. May...

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Flags are requested to be placed at half-staff until sunset on Tuesday, May 22. Unable to lower your flag? Attaching a black ribbon to the top of a U.S. flag (see pic) is an acceptable alternative for flags that cannot be lowered to half-staff.

The full Presidential Proclamation is below. If you have questions or need more information, please reach out to jac.charlier@gmail.com.

Our Nation grieves with those affected by the shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas. May God heal the injured and may God comfort the wounded, and may God be with the victims and with the victims’ families. As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated on May 18, 2018, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order 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, May 22, 2018. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time 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 eighteenth day of May, 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

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

    "Thoughts and prayers" are good but what we really need is more effective gun control regulations, regulations that are effective and also don't trod on the 2nd Amendment.

    So far in 2018, there have already been 42 school shootings, and more than 200 children have been killed or injured by guns.

    We need to start taking action:

    https://momsdemandaction.org/

    https://act.everytown.org/signup/Join-Moms/

  • No source that I have found has such inflated numbers. Please cite your source to corroborate.

30 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Found wallet

Anyone lose a wallet on Mulligan ave Thursday must describe and contents

40 hours ago

40 hours ago

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5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Found cat Albany Park 5/12/18

Hi everyone. I found a cat near 3008 w Ainslie next to Ronan Park. No microchip or collar but seems friendly and not a stray. If anyone recognizes this cat please let me know so I can return to owners!

  • Hanna Hanna.

    I actually saw that ad about Luna but it’s a boy cat 😢. Poor thing though, so they never ended up finding Luna?

  • Sher Jeff Park resident since 72'

    I forgot to mention...did you try looking or maybe posting to this site?
    http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pID=2336211
    Just another idea. Wish you luck

2 days ago

3 days ago

Feb 01

Updated 3 days ago

LOST CAT

Hello everybody, our cat Luna went missing on Sunday 1/28/18 and we are asking for your help to get our little baby back home. It's so cold out, so we are really concerned about her wellbeing since she is an indoor kitty. She is cream with a dark face, ears, paws and, tale and was last seen on Wednesday 1/31/18 on Ainslie and Ridgeway. She is very shy so if you see her please give us a call at anytime 312-203-0671 or 312-848-5235
We miss her terribly and pray for her safe and fast return home.
Thank you for your help!!

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

    EDITORIAL: Three bills that would make Illinois safer from gun violence
    A sobering art installation went up at Daley Plaza last week that reminds us how foolishly easy it is for almost anyone to obtain powerful weapons. Built to resemble a bike-sharing station, where customers are free to grab a bike whenever they want, it holds a lineup of 10 replica AR-15 rifles.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com
  • These young activists are indoctrinated political pawns of the anti-gun coalition. Their hearts are in the right place, but their heads are not. Their inflammatory rhetoric is laced with emotion rather than bolstered by rationality. Personal experience is not an argument. It is an emotional appeal. Mass shootings should be...

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    These young activists are indoctrinated political pawns of the anti-gun coalition. Their hearts are in the right place, but their heads are not. Their inflammatory rhetoric is laced with emotion rather than bolstered by rationality. Personal experience is not an argument. It is an emotional appeal. Mass shootings should be examined in terms of factual data, devoid of and emotional foundation of untenable false narratives. Anti-gun activists value their message more than they value truth. Their platform consists of egregious, disingenuous demagoguery rather than credible, logical arguments and evidence-based proposals to support their agenda. Anti-gun advocates often smear law-abiding gun owners with the gratuitous assertion that they have “blood on their hands” merely because they have an opposing point of view on gun control policy. Such an allegation is what it is … a duplicitous fabrication.

  • It is a known scientific fact that the young have underdeveloped brains. The prefrontal cortex is that part of the brain that puts the brakes on another part of the brain … the amygdala, the emotional response center. The prefrontal cortex is under developed until age 25. 14-18 year olds,...

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    It is a known scientific fact that the young have underdeveloped brains. The prefrontal cortex is that part of the brain that puts the brakes on another part of the brain … the amygdala, the emotional response center. The prefrontal cortex is under developed until age 25. 14-18 year olds, with underdeveloped brains, should not define gun policy. After years have past these youngsters by, they become in touch with their inner adult and they look back in time, it will be interesting to see how they will view what and who they were in their distant past.

Hello, neighbor. This thread was closed due to violations of the EveryBlock community guidelines, which intend to keep discussions informative, friendly and respectful.

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Alterations

Looking for place that does simple alterations, Mayfair/Old Irving area.

  • Mira MiraK.

    Pert Cleaners at 4213 W. Irving Park. Excellent work. I’ve had many items altered/repaired by their tailor over the past 10 years and always happy with the work.

4 days ago

Concrete guy?

Looking for recommendations for a professional and skilled concrete contractor to tear down existing crumbling bungalow steps and replace- potentially with paving bricks. Anyone have a good experience lately? Thanks!

5 days ago

Water fountain shut off?

From the Chicago Tribune:

"Using Gompers Lagoon on the city’s Northwest Side as an example, Cooper said the small path around the water currently had three stand-alone water fountains around a paved, circular path about a quarter-mile long. Currently, one of those three fountains falls in the group of 500 that do not have a problem with lead in the water. As of this weekend, it was being flushed; the two other fountains were turned off—and by Monday, had been removed.

Records show some fountains at Gompers Park registered lead levels of 75 and 50 ppb at testing."

There's a lot of traffic through the park; why not let the water run continuously to avoid the contamination?

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-park-district-continuously-flushing-water-fountains-to-keep-safe-lead-levels-20180514-story.html

    Park District could shut off half of outdoor drinking fountains amid lead concerns
    Thirsty? As the mercury climbs this summer, Chicagoans - including tens of thousands of kids enrolled in summer camps at city parks - will have hundreds fewer outdoor water fountains to rely on because lead testing once again has shown the city's tap water is tainted.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

5 days ago

Peace Officers Memorial Day May 15 - Flag at Half-Staff

​Greetings My Neighbors,

A solemn day of remembrance is now with us once again on Tuesday, May 15 for Peace Officers Memorial Day. The following announcement was released today by the American Legion.

Pursuant to Title 36 U.S.C. § 136, Congress requests the president to proclaim Tuesday, May 15, 2018, as Peace Officers Memorial Day and that the United States flag be displayed at half-staff in accordance to Title 4 U.S.C. § 7(m) to pay tribute to the local, state,...

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​Greetings My Neighbors,

A solemn day of remembrance is now with us once again on Tuesday, May 15 for Peace Officers Memorial Day. The following announcement was released today by the American Legion.

Pursuant to Title 36 U.S.C. § 136, Congress requests the president to proclaim Tuesday, May 15, 2018, as Peace Officers Memorial Day and that the United States flag be displayed at half-staff in accordance to Title 4 U.S.C. § 7(m) to pay tribute to the local, state, and federal law enforcement officers who serve and protect us with courage and dedication.

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.

Questions about our US flag and flag etiquette? Please ask. Jac.Charlier@gmail.com

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Apr 11 2016

Updated 5 days ago

Parkway tree inspection?

Last fall the tree in our neighbor's parkway came crashing down in our yard during a storm. When we looked at the remaining stump we saw that it was dead and rotten straight through. The city removed the debris, but did not assist with our claim as the neighbor had never reported a tree problem to the city.

We have a similar tree on our own parkway that we have concerns about. Based on how it looked last fall, it isn't dead but it isn't terribly healthy either. Does anyone know how to go about getting the city to do a "wellness check" on a tree?

  • PurpleHat Small biz owner in Albany Pk. Former Realtor.

    Thanks Scott, but you know that this post is two years old, right? (Also, the dead tree has been deemed "not dead enough" to come down and still stands out front.)

  • PurpleHat, updated info is for anyone searching topic in future. If you do not mind, can I get location of tree to check it out for myself. Then I might then be able to supply you with little more technical info, to better understand official diagnosis by city forestry. As...

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    PurpleHat, updated info is for anyone searching topic in future. If you do not mind, can I get location of tree to check it out for myself. Then I might then be able to supply you with little more technical info, to better understand official diagnosis by city forestry. As a Volunteer Openland's TreeKeeper, we are trained on diagnosing conditions of trees. Its suggested we look out for problem trees, and report to city same way residents do.

    From my experience, City of Chicago arborist usually have no qualms in cutting down the least bit questionable trees. In fact it seems they have a quota to fill, expecting to remove large numbers of trees every winter anyways. And with new machinery, it takes less work to remove than properly planting one. In past cost of removing a tree was an astounding $1200 bucks! Agreed to by union.

    Property owners pressure city to remove perfectly healthy trees. Or fully blame big parkway tree for damaging private sewer line. Unaware already damaged drainage pipe leaking water invites root growth. Regrowing back, requiring pipe to be rodded out again. Largest reason of drainage lines needing expensive replacement falls on houses original builders who cut corners by installing loose fitting clay pipes without any grout to keep from inevitable leaking.

    Any Arborist knows how healthiest looking trees can turn out to be the structurally weakest and most dangerous. Also true that newest growth ring produced by trees already hollowing out, is only thing keeping it standing. Just like pipe or cardboard tube is a strong hollow structure with OD of outer shell thick enough. So hollow or rotting tree suffers weakened health, newest growth rings will be much thinner. Peak time for failure by thin walled trunk, is month of July during summer drought. Suddenly dropping off on a bright sunny windless day. Ironically lower trunk shoots everyone likes pruning off, supply added girth to trunk. So best option for hollowing out tree, is to retain.

6 days ago

Lost dog near Cullom and Troy

My neighbor found this dog near Cullom and Troy Ave, sat night around 5pm. The dog doesn’t have a collar or tags, so she took it to the police station to be scanned for a micro chip and it didn’t have one. The dog seems super friendly and calm. Wanted to share in case any of you have ever seen this dog around or may know who it’s owner is. Thanks

May 11

Updated May 13

Beware of Caldwell Central Auto 6301 N Central

We had our car towed here last Monday. It wasn’t until Friday we got the diagnosis of a timing belt & water pump for $2800. Since we had the timing belt changed 30,000 miles previously and the unprofessional way Pedro dealt with us we paid the $90 diagnostic fee and had it towed to Albany Auto.

They found it was the alternator at a fraction of the Caldwell Central price and we are happily driving again.

  • PennyPenguin Chillin' out on EB

    should post it on yelp and contact Better Business Bureau

  • Bob

    Wow -Another buyer beware scenario. I have many times been misquoted by shady auto mechanics. When they think you are an idiot, they will try anything to make you believe your auto needs repairs that are not legit. Glad you got out of there and thanks for the heads up!

  • $2800.00? I think $ 450.00 would be the cost for an alternator & belt, maybe $550.00. There’s a guy at Central & Sunnyside, an old looking gas station/garage. Sam has been there for maybe 20 years & always honest. Worth a visit.

May 10

Updated May 12

NBTA Announces First Ride of 2018: "Icons of the Northwest Area" on May 19 #ChiNBT

Greetings Neighbors!

Winter is over, the weather is great and the North Branch Trail Alliance (NBTA) is excited to invite you to our first ride for 2018: "Icons of the Northwest Area"

Where: North Branch Trail
When: Saturday, 19 May 2018, 11:30 am

We will start at Forest Glen Woods and the North Branch Trail (approx. 5400 N Forest Glen in Chicago). Riders will enjoy the beautiful North Branch Trail with stops at Superdawg, The Leaning Tower of Niles, Village...

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Greetings Neighbors!

Winter is over, the weather is great and the North Branch Trail Alliance (NBTA) is excited to invite you to our first ride for 2018: "Icons of the Northwest Area"

Where: North Branch Trail
When: Saturday, 19 May 2018, 11:30 am

We will start at Forest Glen Woods and the North Branch Trail (approx. 5400 N Forest Glen in Chicago). Riders will enjoy the beautiful North Branch Trail with stops at Superdawg, The Leaning Tower of Niles, Village Creamery, North Park Village Nature Center & more! Enjoy pizza, beverages, and more with fellow cyclists at Chicago's favorite Marie's Pizza & Liquor.

This event is not to be missed!

We kindly encourage you to patronize the NBT Alliance business partners, so bring some spending money with you and show some love on Social Media. If you would like to volunteer at this or a future NBTA ride, we would love to hear from you!

Looking forward to seeing you at the Ride!

Here's more info on the EveryBlock Event Page for the May 19 ride:
https://chicago.everyblock.com/neighbor-events/may19-nbta-announces-first-ride-2018-icons-northwest-area-8631381/

    NBTA Announces First Ride of 2018: "Icons of the Northwest Area" on May 19 #ChiNBT
    Greetings Neighbors! Winter is over, the weather is great and the North Branch Trail Alliance (NBTA) is excited to invite you to our first ride for 2018: "Icons of the Northwest Area" Where: North Branch Trail When: Saturday, 19 May 2018, 11:30 am We will start at Forest Glen Woods and the North Branch Trail (approx.
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May 12

May 11, 2018 Update

Wed., May 16, 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.

Fri., May 18, 8:30 am, St. Edward School, 4343 W. Sunnyside.Registration is open the the 4th annual Big Red Run. This event will feature a...

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You can help prevent identity theft by bringing these documents to the Hoyne Bank parking lot, located at 4729 N. Milwaukee (on the corner of Milwaukee and Giddings), on Saturday, May 12, between 10 am and 1 pm.

You can help prevent identity theft by bringing these documents to the Hoyne Bank parking lot, located at 4729 N. Milwaukee (on the corner of Milwaukee and Giddings), on Saturday, May 12, between 10 am and 1 pm.

Saturday, May 19, from 10-11 am at the Jefferson Park Branch Library, 5363 W. Lawrence;

Monday, May 21, from 6-7 pm at Hitch Elementary School, 5625 N. McVicker (enter through doors #6 & #2); and

Thursday, May 24, from 6-7 pm at St. John’s Epsicopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner.

Independence Park fieldhouse (3945 N. Springfield)

Wilson Park fieldhouse (4630 N. Milwaukee)

16th District Police Station (5151 N. Milwaukee)

Rosedale Park fieldhouse (6312 W. Rosedale)

Gladstone Park fieldhouse (5421 N. Menard)

Farnsworth Elementary (5414 N. Linder)

Beard Elementary (6445 W. Strong)

Prussing Elementary (4650 N. Menard)

Gray Elemenatry (3730 N. Laramie)

The idea wall is located in the front of my office, 4754 N. Milwaukee. Simply write your idea on a sticky note and post it to the wall for all to see. While you’re here, hang out for a while and feel inspired by what others have submitted.

The 5200-block of West Warner between 11:30 pm April 11 and 8:40 am April 12;

The 5500-block of North Austin between 2:30 pm April 22 and 7:00 am April 23;

The 4100-block of North Mango between 11:00 pm April 26 and 5:20 am April 27;

The 4300-block of North Monitor between 6:00  pm May 2 and 6:00 am May 3; and

The 5000-block of North Meade between 10:15 pm May 5 and 8:30 am May 6.

6:30-8:30 pm May 15, at Corliss High School, 821 E. 103rd St.;

1-3 pm May 19. at Gage Park High School, 5630 S. Rockwell;

6:30-8:30 pm May 29, at Westinghouse College Prep, 3223 W. Franklin;

6:30-8:30 pm May 31, at Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett;

6:30-8:30 pm June 5, at Amundsen High School, 5110 N. Damen.

Keeler Gardens, 3631 N. Keeler, is looking for volunteers. Join them on Saturday, May 12, 10:00 am-11:30 am to hear more about how you can help.

The Filament hosts their sixth annual Bob Dylan Birthday Bash and Benefit Concert on Saturday, May 19, at 7 pm at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee.

The Irving Park Community Food Pantry, 3801 N. Keeler, is organizing a walk through the Old Irving Park neighborhood to raise funds and generate awareness of hunger in our community.

Performances begin Saturday, June 2 at The Playhouse, 4766 N. Milwaukee, and will run through Saturday, June 10. More information and tickets are available online. Tickets are free for kids 12 and younger, and only $10 for those ages 13 and older.

A benefit to support this resilient family will be held on Sunday, June 3, from 3-8 pm at the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox.

Mon., May 14, 7 pm, Irving Park Baptist Church, Basement, 4401 W. Irving Park.Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during the Old Irving Park Association meeting. More info: online. Free.

Wed., May 16, 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...

Sat., May 19, 8 am-12 pm, Eden United Church of Christ, 5051 W. Gunnison. Eden United hosts its2nd annual Pancake Breakfast. Menu includes pancakes, sausage, applesauce, orange juice, milk, and coffee. Tickets: email organizers or call 773-283-5557.$5/ticket by May 17; $7/door; free/kids under 5. 

Sun., May 20, 9 am-1:30 pm,Copernicus Center, Parking Lot, 5216 W. Lawrence. Come out to the Spring Community Flea Market/Garage Sale. 30+ vendors, water and coffee...

Sun., May 20, 10 am, Harvest Christian Center Chicago, 4020 N. Tripp. Harvest Christian Center will host Chaplain Valerie Saviano as a guest speaker during their morning service. More info: online.Free.

Thur., May 24, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005.The senior enrichment seminar series hosts aNavigating Foreclosures: What Happens When You Get Served with Foreclosure Papers? seminar. RSVP: 312-603-9233. Free.

Tue., May 29, 7 pm, Pasta D’Arte, 6311 N. Milwaukee. Meet neighbors and get involved in your community during the Gladstone Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting.Free.

Wed., May 30, 7 pm,Congregational Church of Jefferson Park, Basement Auditorium, 5320 W. Giddings. Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during the Jefferson Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly...

    May 11, 2018 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Need to shred old, sensitive documents? I'm partnering with Midway Moving to host a Shred-a-Thon. You can help prevent identity theft by bringing these documents to the Hoyne Bank parking lot, located at 4729 N. Milwaukee (on the corner of Milwaukee and Giddings), on Saturday, May 12, between 10 am and 1 pm.
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Apr 26

Updated May 12

Running buddies?

Hi, neighbors! Any one interested in starting a running group? I could use the motivation!

  • HI Amy! I waited at the park for 10 minutes but no one showed. I run and walk around the neighborhood everyday if you or anyone else is still interested!

  • Hey Tula - I'm late to this convo but would definitely be interested in joining next time! Tuesdays aren't the best for me but there are occasional weeks that I'm free. I'd love to start meeting people now that's it's nice out again!

May 09

Updated May 11

Pros and Cons of North Mayfair?

Hi, everyone! Our family is considering buying a home in North Mayfair. It seems really lovely, quiet, safe, and has some great community involvement! What do you like or dislike about this neighborhood? Are people generally politically conservative or liberal? Is it diverse? Are there lots of little kids? We have a five-year-old who will be looking for playmates. Thanks in advance for sharing your experience!

  • North Mayfair is a great neighborhood. Depending on where in the neighborhood you are you can actually walk to the blue line at Montrose. It is a diverse neighborhood with many young families moving in. There are also residents who grew up here and that have opted to come back and raise their families in the neighborhood,

  • We have our share of crime, so don't think this is a crime free zone. There are no crime free zones in this city.
    However, there are great people here and JP seems to be attracting more restaurants and shops. My neighbors are friendly and I'm grateful for them. 👍

May 11

From Schurz High School

291 schools across the nation have suffered horrific gun violence since 2012, the year of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. 7,000 kids have been gunned down. More than 187,000 students have been traumatized. Enough is enough.

Throughout April, students mounted artistic protests in Chicago’s Washington Square Park, aka Bughouse Square, (https://www.newberry.org/bughouse-square-debates) ground zero for America’s free speech movement. We hosted a Soapbox Poetry Speakout; hung 7,000 strips of orange fabric; posted 1,300 notes of hope, representing all the kids...

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291 schools across the nation have suffered horrific gun violence since 2012, the year of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. 7,000 kids have been gunned down. More than 187,000 students have been traumatized. Enough is enough.

Throughout April, students mounted artistic protests in Chicago’s Washington Square Park, aka Bughouse Square, (https://www.newberry.org/bughouse-square-debates) ground zero for America’s free speech movement. We hosted a Soapbox Poetry Speakout; hung 7,000 strips of orange fabric; posted 1,300 notes of hope, representing all the kids were killed last year, plus another 1300 for what's expected this year; and repeatedly chalked the 291 school names down the length of the sidewalk -- an entire city block. Neighbors stopped, tweeted, and high-fived. Some even cried.

It was rainbows and sunshine until a pro-gun group petitioned the park's elected advisory council to mount a counter installation on the fence. Rather than embrace still more free speech, the council voted to crush it. B.S. Bughouse got evicted. No joke. Since then, we've taken our show on the road, popping up at schools, parks, companies, and houses of worship. The response to the 291 Sidewalk Challenge has been tremendous.

So now, on top of moving the needle on gun violence, we also aim to return the park to the people.

https://www.change.org/p/schools-say-enough

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    At a time when political polarization is intensified by the extremes of digital discourse, the Bughouse Square Debates are a public forum where people can encounter new ideas and share their own-in person! The 2018 Bughouse Square Debates will take place Saturday, July 28 across from the Newberry in Washington Square Park.
    http://www.newberry.org

May 11

Two boys shot among 7 wounded in Thursday, Friday morning attacks

Two boys, 13 and 17, were shot in the legs Thursday night in the Uptown neighborhood on the North Side, Chicago police said.

Five other people were wounded during separate shootings on the South and West sides between Thursday and early Friday morning, and sixth person shot himself in the knee while playing with a gun, police said.

The two boys were in the 4600 block of North Sheridan Road around 7:35 p.m. when two to three other males approached on foot and shot them in the legs, Chicago police said.

The 13-year-old was taken to Lurie Children’s Hospital and the 17-year-old was taken to Weiss Memorial Hospital. Both were in serious condition.

May 11

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May 10

Awesome Nanny Available

My nanny of 2 years will be available starting in June. I am the mother of 5 and a former educator with high standards. Our nanny is wonderful. She helps with light housekeeping, meal prep and does ALL our laundry. Her primary language is Spanish, but she communicates well using Google Translate. My youngest son is bilingual because of his fantastic nanny. In the 2 years she has worked for me she missed only 2 days of work do to illness. She is extremely reliable, trust worthy, punctual, loving and patient. I am happy to introduce her to a new family.

May 10

Feb 23 2017

Updated May 09

Man Heard Screaming This Morning

Hi all. At the corner of Ainslie and Drake.

Was up at around 4:40 this morning to get ready for a trip out of town. Had the windows wide open for the fresh air when I heard a car drive by followed by a man shouting, screaming, or something. He sounded like he was on the south side of Ainslie, just below my window, headed east. He went on for a while, I listened until he eventually got too far...

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Hi all. At the corner of Ainslie and Drake.

Was up at around 4:40 this morning to get ready for a trip out of town. Had the windows wide open for the fresh air when I heard a car drive by followed by a man shouting, screaming, or something. He sounded like he was on the south side of Ainslie, just below my window, headed east. He went on for a while, I listened until he eventually got too far away to hear anymore.

Not sure if he was saying anything specifically. I thought he might have been saying "poder," but my roommate got it recorded on her sleep talking app, and the playback was pretty clear and more incoherent than I thought as it was happening. This roommate also swears that she heard sirens afterwards, so maybe the guy was reported or received some help?

Did anyone else hear this? It was loud enough that I definitely would have been woken up had I been asleep to start with. It was very strange considering the neighborhood is usually very quiet until 7 or so. Does anyone know what happened?

  • I have heard a man screaming and walking like this during the warmer months many times. The hot spots seem to be the streets surrounding Gross Park to California ave. When my windows are open it is terrifying.

May 09

PARKING NEEDED

Hello,

Does anyone have a parking space for rent near Kedzie and Cullom?

May 09

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo.

Is This Your Lost Dog? #Chicago #IL #AlbanyPark (Lawrence & Pulaski) Male Pit Bull.Tan/White Call 773-991-5925. This dog is not for adoption - finder will only accept calls/from the actual owner .Found 05/09/2018. Cook County. 60625. To see this pet’s location on the Helping Lost Pets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pID=2320866 More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2320866

    Lost Dogs Illinois
    This is an album of dogs that have been found by good Samaritans.
    https://www.facebook.com

May 08

North Branch Trail Alliance Awarded “Advocate of the Year” by Active Transport Alliance

North Branch Trail Alliance of Greater Chicago Awarded “Advocate of the Year” by the Active Transportation Alliance (ATA)

The North Branch Trail Alliance (NBTA) of Greater Chicago is excited to announce that it was awarded the “Advocate of the Year Award for 2017” by the Active Transportation Alliance (ATA), Chicagoland’s leading voice for biking, walking, and transit. Steve Simmons, ATA Trail Advocacy Manager presented the award and said, “We’re grateful to be working closely with NBTA to advance trail networks...

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North Branch Trail Alliance of Greater Chicago Awarded “Advocate of the Year” by the Active Transportation Alliance (ATA)

The North Branch Trail Alliance (NBTA) of Greater Chicago is excited to announce that it was awarded the “Advocate of the Year Award for 2017” by the Active Transportation Alliance (ATA), Chicagoland’s leading voice for biking, walking, and transit. Steve Simmons, ATA Trail Advocacy Manager presented the award and said, “We’re grateful to be working closely with NBTA to advance trail networks along the river. Trails strengthen economic development and provide users with lasting cultural experiences. NBTA has made a valuable contribution to trail development by hosting bike rides, partnering on workshops, and joining the Chicago River Trail Coalition.”

Jac Charlier, NBTA President said “For NBTA to receive this recognition of the local economic development work we are doing that’s helping our neighborhood downtowns from Albany Park to Mayfair, Forest Glen to Edgebrook, to Niles, Morton Grove, Glenview and beyond, speaks to the value of moving from mostly seeing bike trails for ‘health and hobby’ to understanding them as real economic drivers for our small businesses.” Charlier said that NBTA is currently seeking businesses as well as Chambers of Commerce interested in becoming NBTA 2018 Business Partners.

The next NBTA ride will be on Saturday, May 19 at 11:30 AM, with the theme “Icons of our Northwest Area.” More about NBTA at www.northbranchtrailalliance.com on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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May 06

Updated May 08

    2 women shot outside Mount Sinai Hospital
    Two 35-year-old women have been shot during a drive-by outside Mount Sinai Hospital on Saturday night. It happened about 8 p.m. in the 2700 block of West Ogden Avenue. The assailants were inside a dark-colored car that pulled up and began firing - hitting both women in the lower body area, police said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • I just wanted to say i like dad referring to jimmy as j-mac

    Good stuff dad!

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

    " I’m just trying to enlighten and speak the truth as I know it."

    But when other speak the truth as THEY know it your criticize them!

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May 07

Updated May 08

Scammer posing as People's Gas

Several of my neighbors have mentioned that a man has been asking to be buzzed into their condo buildings, posing as a People's Gas representative, but the company has no record of that service call. Has anyone else in Albany Park run into something like this?

  • I live at Wilson and St. Louis where People's Gas is installing new lines all over. They left a card on our door to get in touch. I called People's Gas main customer service number to verify, and it was legit. So I called the guy back who left the card, and he came over from the job site on Drake, with ID. Turns out they want to move our condo building meters from the basement to outside.

  • Peoples Gas Chicago's natural gas delivery company

    FR, you and your neighbors did the right thing by attempting to verify if it was us trying to gain access to your building. Our employees carry identification and you should always ask to see a company photo ID before allowing utility workers into your home. For our system modernization...

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    FR, you and your neighbors did the right thing by attempting to verify if it was us trying to gain access to your building. Our employees carry identification and you should always ask to see a company photo ID before allowing utility workers into your home. For our system modernization program, we send letters in advance of working in an area and, in many cases, our crews will knock on doors to schedule appointments.

    Please email me your address and contact information at mediarelations@peoplesgasdelivery.com, and we will check to see if your building is located in one of our areas scheduled for an upgrade. If it is, we will have the supervisor in the area contact you to schedule an appointment.

    Our website, peoplesgasdelivery.com, has information about the program and a map of our work areas.

May 08

May 07

May 05

Updated May 06

Garage burglaries reported in Albany Park

Police are warning residents about a string of garage burglaries in the Albany Park neighborhood on the Northwest side.

In each burglary, the suspects entered the garages through the side door or the overhead door and took property, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.

The burglaries happened:

between 7 p.m. April 14 and 8 a.m. April 15 in the 4300 block of North Saint Louis;
about 6:30 a.m. April 19 in the 4200 block of North Avers;
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Police are warning residents about a string of garage burglaries in the Albany Park neighborhood on the Northwest side.

In each burglary, the suspects entered the garages through the side door or the overhead door and took property, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.

The burglaries happened:

between 7 p.m. April 14 and 8 a.m. April 15 in the 4300 block of North Saint Louis;
about 6:30 a.m. April 19 in the 4200 block of North Avers;
about 6:45 a.m. April 19 in the 4300 block of North Springfield;
between 7:30 p.m. April 24 and 2 a.m. April 27 in the 4300 block of North Drake; and
about 3 p.m. April 30 in the 3700 block of West Wilson.

Anyone with information was asked to contact Area North detectives at (312) 744-8263.

  • IMHO Been here long enough to know

    Good pictorial suggestion at the end of your post as to how a home owner can protect their property. I never took you for a 2A guy!

  • Hey thanks for the heads up but are the first three addresses listed Albany Park? I don’t think so.

  • Citizen Pain Citizen Pain

    How do I arrange several of these for my garage? Might be more cost effective than calling 1 800 got junk.

May 05

Updated May 06

Shots fired at 3:30am

Heard 16 or so successive shots last night, maybe around Wellington and Francisco? I called, anyone else call? I saw cops cruising following the event, once with lights, a couple no lights, but nothing to make me think they figured out what happened. Any info?

  • Thank you guys for politicizing my post to have a platform for your unsolicited opinions about gun regulation.

    In the meantime, is there anybody who has info about this shooting that happened outside my window?

    Info appreciated.

  • IMHO Been here long enough to know

    Maybe you can pick up some details here:

    https://crimeisdown.com/audio

    Select Zone 3 from the Radio Channel drop down and then set the time/date for the recording to start at the top of the hour before you called in. This is free for a single audio download, but well worth the low cost subscription if you want to use it to keep tabs on your neighborhood when you want to know more crime details after the fact.

    I'm not affiliated with the site, just a user.

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    Contact your CAPS facilitator

May 05

May 5, 2018 Update

Wed., May 16, 7 pm, 17th District Station, Community Room, 4650 N. Pulaski.Learn what you can do about crime during the1722-1723 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 45th Ward map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Fri., May 18, 8:30 am, St. Edward School, 4343 W. Sunnyside.Registration is open the the 4th annual Big Red Run. This event will feature a...

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If you’re interested in lending a hand, stop by the corner of Laramie and Gunnison or give Andy Brecklin a call at 773-502-4651.

The location planned for the former Brown’s Chicken site at Lawrence and Central received a building permit last week. Starbucks plans on rehabbing the existing building and using...

The Starbucks planned for Cicero and Berteau began construction this week. This location will have a drive-thru option as well as...

Film Notice: 3800 N. Kildare

Through May 30, you can drop off books, CDs, and DVDs in good condition at the Jefferson Park Branch library, 5363 W. Lawrence. The Friends of the Jefferson Park Library will then host a sale to help raise funds to purchase tables, bulletin boards, and CD holders for the library.

Schurz High School, 3601 N. Milwaukee, is hosting their annual Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, May 5, from 10 am to 4 pm at the school.

The Six Corners Association is partnering with Distinct Bath And Body, 4046 N. Milwaukee, and Fischman Public House & Bottle Shop, 4060 N. Milwaukee, to host a Social After 6: Suds After 6event on Thursday, May 10.

The Six Corners Association is partnering with Distinct Bath And Body, 4046 N. Milwaukee, and Fischman Public House & Bottle Shop, 4060 N. Milwaukee, to host a Social After 6: Suds After 6event on Thursday, May 10.

...Body at 7:30 pm for a second soap making demonstration. Josi’s Frozen Yogurt, 4032 N. Milwaukee, will also be on site during the demonstrations to give away mini cones...

You can help prevent identity theft by bringing these documents to the Hoyne Bank parking lot, located at 4729 N. Milwaukee (on the corner of Milwaukee and Giddings), on Saturday, May 12, between 10 am and 1 pm.

You can help prevent identity theft by bringing these documents to the Hoyne Bank parking lot, located at 4729 N. Milwaukee (on the corner of Milwaukee and Giddings), on Saturday, May 12, between 10 am and 1 pm.

Keeler Gardens, 3631 N. Keeler, is looking for volunteers. Join them on Saturday, May 12, 10:00 am-11:30 am to hear more about how you can help.

The Filament hosts their sixth annual Bob Dylan Birthday Bash and Benefit Concert on Saturday, May 19, at 7 pm at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee.

The Irving Park Community Food Pantry, 3801 N. Keeler, is organizing a walk through the Old Irving Park neighborhood to raise funds and generate awareness of hunger in our community.

A benefit to support this resilient family will be held on Sunday, June 3, from 3-8 pm at the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox.

Sat., May 5, 12-4 pm, Independence Park Fieldhouse, 3945 N. Springfield. The Greater Independence Park Neighborhood Association is hosting the 11th annual Fine Craft Fair just...

Sun., May 6, 8 am-12 pm, Irving Park Lutheran Church, Gym, 4057 N. Harding. Enjoy a delicious meal during the Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast. Cost of entry applies.

Tue., May 8, 3:30-4:30 pm, Beard School, 6445 W. Strong. Beard Preschool is hosting an Open House. Staff will be giving tours of the preschool...

Tue., May 8, 7 pm,Oriole Park, 5430 N. Olcott. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1613 beat meeting. Find your beat at the45th Ward map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

Tue., May 8, 7 pm,Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn.Learn what you can do about crime during the1731 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 45th Ward map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Wed., May 9, 7 pm, Athletic Field Park, Fieldhouse, 3546 W. Addison.Learn what you can do about crime during the1732-1733 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 45th Ward map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Thur., May 10, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005.The senior enrichment seminar series hosts a Social Security: Rights, Responsibilities, and Deadlines seminar. RSVP: 312-603-9233. Free.

Mon., May 14, 7 pm, Irving Park Baptist Church, Basement, 4401 W. Irving Park. Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during the Old Irving Park Association meeting. More info: online. Free.

Wed., May 16, 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., May 16, 7 pm, 16th District Station, Community Room, 5151 N. Milwaukee. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1623 beat meeting. Find your beat at the45th Ward map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

Sat., May 19, 8 am-12 pm, Eden United Church of Christ, 5051 W. Gunnison. Eden United hosts its2nd annual Pancake Breakfast. Menu includes pancakes, sausage, applesauce, orange juice, milk, and coffee. Tickets: email organizers or call 773-283-5557. $5/ticket by May 17; $7/door; free/kids under 5. 

Sun., May 20, 9 am-1:30 pm,Copernicus Center, Parking Lot, 5216 W. Lawrence.Come out to theSpring Community Flea Market/Garage Sale. 30+ vendors, water and coffee available...

Sun., May 20, 10 am, Harvest Christian Center Chicago, 4020 N. Tripp. Harvest Christian Center will host Chaplain Valerie Saviano as a guest speaker during their morning service. More info: online.Free.

Tue., May 29, 7 pm, Pasta D’Arte, 6311 N. Milwaukee. Meet neighbors and get involved in your community during the Gladstone Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting.Free.

Wed., May 30, 7 pm,Congregational Church of Jefferson Park, Basement Auditorium, 5320 W. Giddings. Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during the Jefferson Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting.Free.

    May 5, 2018 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Many seeds are in the ground and ready for roots at Olive's Neighborhood Garden for the Hungry. This Saturday, volunteers will spend the week-end planting, and on Sunday, volunteers will be watering. If you're interested in lending a hand, stop by the corner of Laramie and Gunnison or give Andy Brecklin a call at 773-502-4651.
    http://ward45.org

May 05

May 05

Flint Foto Factory posted 1 photo to Flickr:

May 02

Updated May 04

Girl, 4, shot while sitting on porch in Gresham

When will we stop these shootings?

https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/girl-4-wounded-in-gresham-shooting/

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-chicago-shootings-violence-20180501-story.html

A 4-year-old girl was shot in the shoulder Tuesday evening in the South Side Gresham neighborhood. The girl was taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, where her condition stabilized, police said. She was later transferred to Stroger Hospital.

    Girl, 4, shot while sitting on porch in Gresham
    A 4-year-old girl was shot in the shoulder Tuesday evening in the South Side Gresham neighborhood. She was sitting on a porch with her parents about 7:30 p.m. in the 1000 block of West 88th Street when a dark-colored car pulled up and someone inside opened fire, according to Chicago Police.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com
  • Know me as statute Informed Resident, it could be that some of us are as passionate about the subject matter as the original poster. Granted, such an emotionally charged topic polarizes participants in the heat of the discussion, civility can give way to insults and snide remarks that are almost a feature rather than an option, but do not contribute anything worthwhile to the discussion, What someone thinks of another does not define what an who that person is and essentially matters not.

  • Then it may be appropriate to read your own words, and I quote: " Granted, such an emotionally charged topic polarizes participants in the heat of the discussion, civility can give way to insults and snide remarks that are almost a feature rather than an option, but do not contribute anything worthwhile to the discussion..."

    Multiple posters fall into this quicksand; to "explain" with the words above does not ameliorate the back-and-forth insults and a personal need to prevail. Several people disagree, leave it at that, rather than endless haranguing.

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May 04

Flint Foto Factory posted 2 photos to Flickr:

Apr 30

Updated May 02

Looking to borrow soil tamper. Will trade fresh eggs

Hi neighbors! Does anyone have a soil tamper I can borrow? Willing to trade some farm fresh eggs! I'll need it for a couple days. Figured I'd ask around before I go out and buy one for a one time job. I'd like to try and get ahold of one today. Thanks!

  • BellaV 1st time Homeowner in Jefferson Park since 2012

    I got one! Thanks so much to all of my awesome neighbors who offered their help!

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    I got one too

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