41 hours ago

Updated 51 min ago

Carjacked on Fullerton 7/14 @ noon

Hi all ... wanted to let you know I got carjacked today in broad daylight in Logan Square. I was on Fullerton by the Social Security office at Sawyer. I had just parked and locked my car when two young black men approached me and demanded my keys. I yelled at them hoping I’d scare them off and when that failed, I yelled for help. Several people simply stood by and watched. I do know at least 2 people called...

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Hi all ... wanted to let you know I got carjacked today in broad daylight in Logan Square. I was on Fullerton by the Social Security office at Sawyer. I had just parked and locked my car when two young black men approached me and demanded my keys. I yelled at them hoping I’d scare them off and when that failed, I yelled for help. Several people simply stood by and watched. I do know at least 2 people called 911 — so if you’re out there and you did that, thank you. To the lone guy who sought me out to make sure I was ok, thank you. To the two guys across the street who watched two men throw me to the ground, steal my purse and then steal my car, I hope this never happens to you. But if it does, I pray someone helps you though you did not help me. At any rate, just wanted to give everyone the heads up to be alert. Police report has been filed. Credit cards have been canceled. Locks have been changed. And if anyone on Everyblock did see something they could share with police to catch these guys, that would be appreciated. Stay safe out there!

2 hours ago

Need outstanding handymen(or women) referrals please

Not only do I have several projects I need done at my 8 unit condo building, but I am also a busy Realtor with my own Home Staging business and I am in constant need of reliable handymen to help me ready homes for sale, as well as buyer clients who always look to me for quality vendor referrals. Please send me your absolute best and most reliable referrals! Thank you in advance, your help is greatly appreciated.

4 days ago

Updated 9 hours ago

We're losing Everyblock?

Just noticed the message at the top of the Everyblock screen, from what I understand we're losing Everyblock on the 19th, and they're asking people to sign up with Nextdoor, correct? I'm not misreading this? If true this makes me so sad.

  • Artist girl Artist and Muscian

    What if you want to ask a question to people near your hood, like in Bucktown, Logan Square or Humbolt Park, if you have been designated as North Wicker Park, and also want to get the news or postings from those areas (the area that I am in, in Everyblock...

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    What if you want to ask a question to people near your hood, like in Bucktown, Logan Square or Humbolt Park, if you have been designated as North Wicker Park, and also want to get the news or postings from those areas (the area that I am in, in Everyblock encompasses a wider area)? Seems that you can access the other areas postings in a search, but aren't able to receive announcements or postings from there, and are not able to post questions there. Also, In the a newsletter there are things like dog training and moving sales, but nothing like this kind of discussion, and no postings of news like new restaurants, or things going on in the area. It seems all very bland and much more like personal adds.

  • Artist girl Artist and Muscian

    How can you post something in other neighborhoods on NextDoor? How can you get feeds from other neighborhoods on NextDoor?

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Gas Pipe Construction = High Gas Bill

We just got finished with the whole city of chicago replacing our gas lines on our street. Something they've been doing all over the city I've noticed. And now I just got my 1st gas bill since then and it's the highest I've ever been billed. Even compared to my winter bills in Jan & Feb for the past 4 yours, it's never been this high. And this is for last month of June so I KNOW that we did not use our gas that much. Has anyone else experienced this? I tried calling people's gas and I waited 2 hours and 20 min for a supervisor and no one ever answered. I finally hung up. Ugh.

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

    Our monthly bill from People's (we're on the "budget" plan) went up $45 this month

  • Electric heat is more expensive than gas. I used energy efficient heaters to supplement my gas space heaters, still cost a lot of money.

3 days ago

Help Immigrant family men.

Construction and hiking boots (size 7 to 10), Backpacks, used hand tools, summer shorts, t-shirts, belts, rain-ware, Deliver inside the office (3043 N Francisco Ave) not inside the blue box in the parking lot hours 10am to 7pm weekdays & Sat noon to 2:30pm or call Ms. Moore for pick up 312 343 0804

3 days ago

11 Chicago restaurants offering great brunch buffets

3471 N. Elston Ave., 773-583-3066

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1500 N. Wells St., 773-966-0404

3647 N. Clark St., 773-377-4770

4900 S. Lake Shore Drive, 773-288-5815

8 W. Maple St., 312-944-8888

1001 E. 43rd St., 773-966-5821

3509 W. Fullerton Ave., 773-360-7373

3901 S. Michigan Ave., 877-275-5852

21 E. Hubbard St., 312-527-2722

875 N. Michigan Ave., 312-787-9596

1954 N. Halsted St., 773-634-4101

    11 Chicago restaurants offering great brunch buffets
    If you're the type of person who always thinks everything on the brunch menu looks great, a buffet will keep you from having to make hard choices. Head to these 11 spots with a big appetite and eat your way through tables laden with seafood, eggs and baked goods and then go back for anything you missed or another serving of your favorites.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Catalytic Converter Stolen Last Night!

The catalytic converter on my 2004 car was stolen sometime during the night last night. I went out to my car this morning, and found it was gone. Be Careful! Car alarms don't sound when this is done to a car - they saw off the converter under the car. My mechanic said it takes them about a minute to do it. Yikes!

  • We had guests in town and unfortunately, they had theirs stolen too on the night of July 11, while parked on California. Really unfortunate, and sounds like they may have hit a number of cars in one night.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Construction workers parking on zoned/permit streets

Does anyone know what the rules are, if any, regarding construction workers parking on streets with permit parking? A quick search on the city website and I was only able to find information on parking for city workers. My street is permit parking and there is currently an 8 unit building going up. Every day there are easily 10-15 construction worker vehicles parked on my street. They just put their yellow vests in the driver's side window and I've never seen them get ticketed. They are taking up all the free parking on the street and it's frustrating.

  • Tim

    I will bring it up with my doctor. I'm not sure entitlement is something I understand in myself.

  • Bottom line: a yellow vest on a seat or on a driver's side window is not a parking permit.

    The temorary city permit for contractor applies only to temporary vehicles like cement trucks and definitely not worker's cars.

    No, an "I Support The FOP" sticker or police memorial license plates will not get you out of a moving violation, let alone a parking ticket.

    Yes, you are entitled if you believe you are above the law.

Jul 09

Updated 5 days ago

Classical Guitarist for Wedding

Hi there - I am trying to see if anyone out there knows of a classical guitarist that I can hire for my wedding in September. I'm looking for someone who can play a few of the common wedding progression songs as well as current/modern songs with a classical/renaissance flair. Not sure if that makes sense. Basically I need someone to play some background music before the ceremony and at first it sounds like a beethoven but then you realize it's radiohead! Well, if you exist or know of someone. Please forward me their info. Greatly appreciated!!!!

5 days ago

Jun 26

Updated 6 days ago

(Presumed) dog walker abusing dog @ Oakley/Addison

This is a copy/paste from Facebook as many have asked that I post this here.

Hi All -
I am desperately trying to get this info out!

Last Tuesday (the 19th) around 1pm I witnessed what looked to be animal abuse in the area by (what I think) a dog walker. I love dogs, especially Golden Retrievers so this was definitely unsettling. As I look back, I definitely should have called 311 or atleast said something but did not want...

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This is a copy/paste from Facebook as many have asked that I post this here.

Hi All -
I am desperately trying to get this info out!

Last Tuesday (the 19th) around 1pm I witnessed what looked to be animal abuse in the area by (what I think) a dog walker. I love dogs, especially Golden Retrievers so this was definitely unsettling. As I look back, I definitely should have called 311 or atleast said something but did not want to cause any more issues.

This happened at the corner of Oakley & Addison. The (presumed) walker came down Oakley towards Addison, away from Waveland, at this point the dog laid down and the walker kicked it a few times. The dog then got up and they crossed over Oakley where the dog laid down again and the walker continued to kick the dog. They then walked down Oakley towards the school/Waveland.

I tried to follow them in hopes of seeing where the dog went to stop by later and inform the owner but unfortunately ran out of space/time and had to get to work.

If you know this dog or the owner, I strongly suggest showing them this video so this doesn’t happen again.

Link to original Facebook post with video here:
https://www.facebook.com/100026762392265/posts/125980974970648/

    John Paul
    Hi All - I am desperately trying to get this info out! Last Tuesday (the 19th) around 1pm I witnessed what looked to be animal abuse in the area by (what I think) a dog walker. I love dogs,...
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  • Okay moderator. I'll respectfully create a fake account so that I can go and bother people about real issues. How about this I'll trade you. Kick me off and kick that person off. Take the time take one minute and go back and read and you'll see that this is...

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    Okay moderator. I'll respectfully create a fake account so that I can go and bother people about real issues. How about this I'll trade you. Kick me off and kick that person off. Take the time take one minute and go back and read and you'll see that this is a fake profile. Go look at what else they post they're always bothering somebody. I can exit stage left from a forum. doesn't bother me. I'm too busy for this. I thought this was a very good resource for the community. Take it away Tim it's all yours.

  • Tim

    Again, I'm sorry if my words bother you Christina. I'm trying to offer my opinions and suggestions and your words continue to be confusing and full of anger, and I'm not sure why. I think we have come to some good constructive conclusions on this forum.

Jul 04

Updated Jul 09

Dentist

Looking for a Honest Dentist who doesn't try to up sell you on unnecessary dental work. Have one now but in the burbs and always hard to get in for a cleaning. the last one or 2 or 3 I saw in Chicago told me I needed all this work done but it was not true. About 8yrs ago one told me I needed a crown, they kept calling asking when I was going to schedule to do this. Needless to say I never needed a crown.
Thank you!

  • Careyann Old Irving resident

    Dr Marianne Schaefer at 4801 W Peterson Ave Chicago. 773-777-8300. She's a regular gal who puts the patient before her paycheck. She gives the best painless cleanings and has never given me bad advice or tried to make me buy services I don't need.

  • Handyman Rich Fixing, Building, Taking Things Apart = Enjoyment

    We like dr. Susan Psicos on Central and Henderson.
    Great manner, firm but gentle touch, and very experienced.
    773 725-5600

Jul 09

BartShore posted 8 photos to Flickr:

Jul 04

Updated Jul 06

Chicago Water Dept Strikes yet again!

I woke up to find out Chicago Water will be tearing up our street for the 3rd time in approx 18 months. I get that work needs to be done, but they prohibit street parking across several blocks in the neighborhood for 2 MONTHS each time.... and they show up for about 7 days during those 2 months to do the actual repairs. Anyone else frustrated with the city Water Dept? Any suggestions for holding them accountable?

  • Wait until they only show up every two days and start work before 7am.. They did this by my bldg every year for about 3 years. The problem is there is no planning. First people gas dug it up, took about 6 weeks and put in a nice new street, 3 months later, the water company, then the following year peoples gas again. This is the first year they haven't done anything... yet.

  • Tim

    I suggest taking action yourself, as it's too easy to complain. Visit the alderman, run for office, apply for a position within these companies so you can change the culture. Again, way to easy to complain.

  • Unfortunately these companies think they know what they are doing. So taxes pay them to dig up a brand new street to do the work they have to do because this is not planned properly. They would rather use tax dollars and dig up 5 times in the same year rather than coordinate everyone to do the work at the same time the FIRST TIME the street is dug up. More profitable for them to dig it up 10 x in one year ...

Jul 05

Updated Jul 06

Garage Fire on Diversey just East of Kedzie

Does anyone know if this was caused by fireworks? I walked by this area a few days ago and everything was intact.

  • It was - I spoke with s family member of one of the buildings. It happened the morning of 7/2 I believe.

Jul 06

Jun 06

Updated Jul 04

Ginger/Orange Tabby escaped

My 2 year old ginger cat got out last night from Cornelia and Ridgeway. His name is Bernie. He is chipped and has a collar and tag but I think he will be too afraid to let anyone come near him to be able to read the rag. When he got out before I had trouble catching him as he was so nervous. Please let me know if you spot him so I can try looking where he was last seen.
Thanks!

Jul 04

Jun 30

Updated Jul 02

Alleged Abusive Dog Walker or Owner

Not sure if everyone saw the post made at the beginning of the week. Within the post was a link to the filmed incident of this person kicking a dog. I am pretty sure I figured out who the person is if indeed it is a dog walker but I want to verify via video before I start accusing people. Facebook took down the video - original poster trying to find out why.
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Not sure if everyone saw the post made at the beginning of the week. Within the post was a link to the filmed incident of this person kicking a dog. I am pretty sure I figured out who the person is if indeed it is a dog walker but I want to verify via video before I start accusing people. Facebook took down the video - original poster trying to find out why.
There are so many comments in his thread here I am not sure if anyone is seeing I am asking if the video can be emailed to me. Once I see the video and can verify OR if the original poster John Paul is able to view the photos I sent him and verify, I will then do a little more detective work to find out his identity so police can be informed. John Paul if you see this please check the photos I sent you. You are the actual eyewitness and may need to be the one to go back to the police about this.

I don't want to upload photos here because if my memory is completely wrong, I don't want to start a vigilante movement against the guy I took pics of (he was also with a different dog but backpack/build etc are same if I remember correctly).

So, please help if you can!

  • Tipsy - I'm going to email you as well.

  • Tim - There is no citation for cruelty - - who told you that they found the person and gave him a citation? Perhaps he did not have a dog license - that would be a citation. I can find nothing about it in the media - - - -

Jul 02

Jun 27

Updated Jul 01

Garage Break In

There was an attempt to break into our garage overnight. They tried to gain entry through the door yard side. They cracked the frame but did not get in, I’m assuming with a crowbar. I reached out to my direct neighbors on either side of our home and it looks like many garages were either attempted to get in and others were successful. This is in the 4100 block of Saint Louis Ave, the alley between Saint Louis and Drake. I filed a police report and the neighbors I spoke to did as well.

  • ward greenleaf Smokey and the Bandit, Hooper, Cannonball Run...

    I can help with security camera installs. I’ll Help you free of charge. The admiral knows how to reach me

  • LM

    Thank you for your help and vigilance, I have spoken to the Admiral and it seems that several neighbors will be installing lights and cameras. I just want people in our neighborhood to continue to be aware and communicate.

Jun 30

Loud bang- transformer?

Has anyone lost their electricity in Roscoe Village? Time frame for it coming back on?

Jun 28

Updated Jun 29

Trespasser in Neighbors Backyard at 3 am!

4200 n on Lawndale a man was rummaging through my neighbors stuff.
Appeared to be homeless pushing grocery cart.
Tall, black, 20s wearing blue hoodie.
Police were called and given details.

  • Thank you for keeping an eye out over the neighborhood and reporting.

Jun 27

Updated Jun 29

Gunshots

Any heard about 6 to 8 gunshots at around 830’s pm around whipple and Cullom. Police was around the are

  • Heather Albany Park resident, condo owner, cyclist

    I heard that too. Surprised it was on Whipple, which is a block away from me--it sounded like it was just around the corner.

  • Tim

    It's not a UFO sighting...it's gunshots.

Jun 29

It's the end of the world at the Barbecue Apocalypse and nobody feels fine

Through 7/21: Fri-Sat 8 PM, Sun 3 PM, Prop Thtr, 3502 N. Elston, 312-882-8201, thecuckoostheaterproject.com, $30.

    It's the end of the world at the Barbecue Apocalypse and nobody feels fine
    Company's coming, and the house is a mess. Thirtysomethings Mike and Deb have no matching patio furniture, and their collective greatest accomplishments are the deck Mike built in the yard and a single published short story, the meager fruit of Mike's creative writing degree.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

Jun 15

Updated Jun 28

Database: 38 concealed carry shootings in Illinois, 11 people killed

3400 block of North Kedzie Avenue, Chicago

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About 7:45 p.m. on May 19, police were called to Potomac and Kildare avenues for a report of shots fired. Officers were told that Yanie Zayas, 36, had...

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9100 block of South Blackstone Avenue, Chicago

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...on Halloween night in 2017, a police officer in Oak Park heard a gunshot around Adams Street and Elmwood Avenue. Robert Lewis, 56, said he fired a round as a warning shot at people in...

4500 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue, Chicago

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...Michael Arquero was picking up food for his pregnant wife at a taco stand at Division Street and Maplewood Avenue. A Honda Civic circled the restaurant and someone inside the car opened fire, police said...

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    Database: 38 concealed carry shootings in Illinois, 11 people killed
    Copyright © 2018, More than 265,000 Illinois residents have a concealed carry license, about 2 percent of the state's adult population. But the state does not keep records on when these license holders fire their weapons, how often they do it, or if they wound or kill someone.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • Michael Archangel First - 13 Russian nationals; Next - US enablers

    @ JimmyMac - You wrote this, "Regardless, if one does considers mass shootings to be random and occurrence in gun-free-zones to be coincidence, then why don’t people stand by their convictions an erect a sign in front of their homes to declare their personal residence a gun-free zone?"

    That is a false equivalence you are making! Sorry, if you cannot comprehend that, there is nothing more I can do to help you!

  • I prefer to be called "it" as in "It put's the lotion on its skin"

    Now, you're all feeling very very sleepy and happy. You don't feel a need to continue to post. All of the issues are resolved and you are in a peaceful state... sleep...sleep...

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

Apr 24 2014

Updated Jun 26

Private Drain Program

Anyone have experience with the city's private drain program? We have a city sewer backing up into our place, and video showing where it's coming from. The city tells us we need to a plumber registered with the program, and also that that information is private. They've already shot down two licensed plumbers, anyone with experience on how to break through this runaround?

  • Barbs- that is exactly what we were told as well. We actually never got this issue resolved because we couldn't find an approved plumber willing to work with the city. The ones who have experience with this avoid it like the plague because they found their past experiences working with...

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    Barbs- that is exactly what we were told as well. We actually never got this issue resolved because we couldn't find an approved plumber willing to work with the city. The ones who have experience with this avoid it like the plague because they found their past experiences working with the city too frustrating and want to stay of their radar and the ones who did agree to work with us ended up not having all the necessary licenses the city requires (both plumbing and sewer). I contacted about 10 different companies before it got too frustrating and gave up. A lot of wasted time and energy and we are exactly where we started. All we have to show for it is video that the city will not look at. I hope you have better luck and if you happen to figure out how to navigate all of this please let me know!

  • I have been dealing with this for over a year. The water department came out after having a plumber do the inspection with them and they "fixed the problem on the street". Fast forward to rain season again this year and I'm getting water in the basement again. Had to...

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    I have been dealing with this for over a year. The water department came out after having a plumber do the inspection with them and they "fixed the problem on the street". Fast forward to rain season again this year and I'm getting water in the basement again. Had to pay again, inspection, agreed it's on their end, it's been two weeks and they haven't returned to do the work yet. In the meantime I have water in my basement, the worst amount I have gotten yet, for 4 days now and it won't drain out. Today finally it's gone down to half but it also started raining again afraid it's going to go right back up. This turned off my water boiler and we have been showing with cold water for 4 days and can't get the water boiler back on. Who is going to pay for all of this water damage to my basement?

Jun 25

Updated Jun 26

LOST CAT IS NOW HOME! THANK YOU!

SHORTS, our indoor cat was missing last week, and thanks to such a kind and supportive community, I was able to trap him and get him home this morning!!!

I just wanted to update you all, because your kindness and support has been overwhelming and I could not have done this alone.
And remind you that if you are missing a pet- don't give up!
Thank you!

  • Alice East Lakeview

    GOOD NEWS!!!!!

  • how long did you have to leave the trap out before you got him? please do get him chipped as soon as possible. it may be he is so traumatized that he never tries to break escape again -- but then again, maybe not. let us know how he re-adjusts...

Jun 26

St. Sylvester Mom N' Tot

St. Sylvester is proud to announce our Mom n' Tot summer program!
Mom and tot program is a dynamic and fun program designed to stimulate each area of development in babies and toddlers through activity games: cognitive, language, motor skills and socio-emotional.
The toddlers will join in for fun interactive sessions on music, foreign language, fitness, storytelling and more! This is a fully packed program for moms with busy toddlers on the move!
Mom n' Tot classes offer an excellent opportunity to interact with other new moms and babies.
Please RSVP with the link below to save a spot for Mom N' Tot
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    St. Sylvester Mom n' Tot
    Mom n' tot program is a dynamic and fun program designed to stimulate each area of development in babies and toddlers through activity games: cognitive, language, motor skills and socio-emotional. The activities of Mom n' tot program are age-appropriate to support your child's growth at his or her own individual pace.
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