21 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Albany + Diversey corner store shut down?

I noticed a big orange CLOSED by the City of Chicago as of 5-22-2018 sign on the front door of Diversey Market at the corner of Albany and Diversey. This place was recently sold (I think?) and renovated within the past few weeks. Does anyone know why it has been shut down? The sign had no details, and the store was open on Monday.

  • Saw a couple U-Haul trucks parked nearby this morning but no activity. If you hear anything please let us know.

  • i will try to stroll by today. i am GUESSING the uhaul trucks are parked there because the business at the SW corner operates a uhaul truck rental out of the storefront - at least i think they do.

14 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Helicopters overhead near Belmont and Kedzie for over an hour? Anyone know what's going on?

There have been helicopters overhead near Belmont and Kedzie for over an hour? Anyone know what's going on? With the two most recent shootings, I'm concerned.

  • There were multiple police cars and officers @Belmont and Sacramento making arrest of some people.

  • Thanks everyone! We just moved to the neighborhood a weekend ago. Nice to see how looped in everyone is.

4 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Helicopter over Barry/kimball area

Does anybody know why a helicopter kept circling the area between 1030-1130pm?

10 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Loud reports and tires screeching

Just heard maybe half a dozen loud reports within blocks of drake and berteau. I couldn’t tell what direction. Anyone else hear this? Happened around 0410 Thursday morning.

6 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Woman screaming

Yesterday around 1 am I could hear a woman screaming really loud ,she sounded really scared and it seemed like she got taken away in a car .
We live off of kedzie and George street
Has anyone else heard it?

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    Hearing more screams tonight between 12-1am near Spaulding and Barry, called and they sent a squad car although it’s pretty quiet out there now...

  • Do you have any idea what is going on with that?

15 hours ago

Helicopter flying overhead?

Hearing a helicopter circle near Whipple and Addison. Near where the shooting took place yesterday. It had been circling for about 15 minutes. Anyone have any idea what is going on?

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

single bed mattress needed for recently arrived refugee

In need of a (clean, new or gently used) twin bed mattress for a recently arrived Afghani refugee. Must be from a bedbug-free house. Would need to be delivered to the family in Rogers Park.

We are an all-volunteer community nonsectarian group helping recently arrived refugees. We meet on the 1st Sat of each month 10am-noon and on the 3rd Tues of each month 7pm-9pm at Tabor Lutheran Church (3542 W Sunnyside). We collect donations for the newly arrived families,...

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In need of a (clean, new or gently used) twin bed mattress for a recently arrived Afghani refugee. Must be from a bedbug-free house. Would need to be delivered to the family in Rogers Park.

We are an all-volunteer community nonsectarian group helping recently arrived refugees. We meet on the 1st Sat of each month 10am-noon and on the 3rd Tues of each month 7pm-9pm at Tabor Lutheran Church (3542 W Sunnyside). We collect donations for the newly arrived families, sort and organize them, and the families then "shop" for free from the donations. Join us on Sat June 3rd 10am-noon to help sort and organize or to drop off donations. Items needed include: computers (-5 years old), phones (-5 years old), microwaves, disposable diapers, child car seats (-6 years old), sewing machines, strollers, coffee tables, dishes, bikes, window AC units, flatscreen TVs, shampoo, soap, clothing, and other household items.

  • Chicago Cowgrrrl proud Albany Park resident & Irving business owner

    Hi SGC, there is a family who needs a full size mattress. Could you deliver it to them in Rogers Park?

  • SCG

    Hi Chicago Cowgrrrl
    Yes, I can deliver it to the family in Rogers Park this weekend. Can you give me the address and contact info? Do they need any sheets or bedding also? You can email me directly at larryshellygies@me.com

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Welles Park Dog Park?

Thinking Welles Park needs a dog park or signs can't let your dog off leash and someone to ticket. Every morning on baseball diamonds and today we have a party of 5 dogs off leash with owners chatting. Was hoping to cut through park but will go around.

  • I couldn't agree more Cubs. My dog is always on a leash and I deal with this at Winnemac park regularly. Dogs off leash approach my dog as I'm walking him and if they run up to us, he feels threatened. (His eyesight is not great anymore). I would much prefer there were a fence around the unofficial dog park that's formed there so we all can enjoy the park.

  • The police don't always coordinate with the Park District management. This problem has to be addressed with the park supervisor. If you don't know who that is, go to the Chicago Park District website and look it up or click on CONTACT US on the home page and leave your complaint there.

5 days ago

May 17

Updated 6 days ago

Shooting at BP gas station at Montrose and Kedzie

I live directly behind the BP gas station (I can see it from my kitchen window). At 11:30pm I heard about eight gun shots and in less than five minutes there were cops everywhere. My cousin who lives at Montrose and Troy may have seen the shooters running down her block/fleeing the scene. If anyone has info about what happened please let me know!

  • Alicia Actor and lover of french bulldogs

    Please let’s stay on topic and be civil.

  • Alicia Actor and lover of french bulldogs

    Hey JimmyMac, this is unfortunately not the post to try and educate people on the differences between semiautomatic and automatic guns. If you know any information about the shooting from Thursday please do share!

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May 17

Updated 6 days ago

We need a cleaning lady for a one time clean for our apartment, can anyone recommend someone?

Live in Irving Park and we need a one time cleaning lady for our rental apartment this Sunday, any recommendations?

6 days ago

May 15

Updated May 17

Roofer recommendation?

I need part of my roof replaced. Anybody had a good exeprience to recommend a roofer or had a poor experience to avoid a contractor?
Live in Avondale.

  • Maz ethnic/cabaret accordionist, bungalow owner

    I had Nyberg do both my house and garage roofs. I was satisfied with them and they were very responsive. A few years later they did the siding on the back of my house. Again, very good job. They're on the NW side of Chicago. Contact info:

    Stuart Nyberg
    Nyberg Exteriors
    4525 N Lowell Ave
    Chicago, IL 60630
    1-773-725-8973
    stuart2009@nybergexteriors.com

  • Bger East Village neighbor

    Good experience: Lindholm Roofing. Bad experience: Blue Sky

May 17

Chicago Scene: Italian Beef Fest

...to host the city’s first-ever Italian Beef Fest at the Revolution Tap Room (3340 N. Kedzie Ave.).   Event includes samplings of classic Chicago-style Italian Beef sandwiches from all three vendors as...

    Chicago Scene: Italian Beef Fest
    Joe Buonavolanto Jr., Co-owner & CEO of Chicago's Buona Beef Chicago's Inaugural Italian Beef Fest - On Saturday, May 26 (National Italian Beef Day) Revolution Brewing will team up with Al's Beef, Mr. Beef and Buona Beef to host the city's first-ever Italian Beef Fest at the Revolution Tap Room (3340 N.
    http://wgntv.com

May 16

May 16

May 09

Updated May 15

Avondale Package Thief

Here are pictures of the package thief who has been active around St. Wenceslaus church

May 15

May 13

Updated May 14

Lost Dog

Lost/stolen beagle today between 1300 hrs - 1600 hrs.
Lost from Fletcher/Sacramento. About 10 years old. Name is Kaiser. Not chipped. Not neutered. No collar/tags.
***NEEDS MEDICATION DAILY***
If found please message me.

  • Please go chip your dog, Pet supplies Plus has chippings on Sunday’s for cheap. It could save your dogs life.

  • Brian M Graceland West

    Happy you got your dog back.

May 10

Updated May 14

Portable Generator Repair?

I have a Ryobi invertor generator that needs repair, anyone have a recommendation that I could reach out to?

May 13

May 10

Updated May 12

Vine maintenance

Hi neighbors, we have a vine-covered building that we're trying to maintain. We don't want to completely get rid of the vines, but we would like them to stay healthy. Can anyone recommend a service that would help with this? It's a 3 story building and the vines go to the top. At the very least I'd like them to be trimmed away from the windows (they are murder on the screens!) but I'm thinking we'll need professional help.

  • Vines are like ladders for ants to crawl in your unit

  • If you have a brick building, vines are the worst thing you could do. Vines eat away at the mortar and tuckpointing. Can completely ruin the masonry over time. Be prepared for the expense of re-tuckpointing if you continue to allow vines to grow on your building.

May 09

Updated May 11

Missing Cat: White with black spots, male

Hello. My cat went missing from Pulaski and Milwaukee area. He’s 7 months, medium fur. He has a big black spot on his nose. His name is Amileo and he’s very friendly. If you see him or find him, please contact me.

  • Thank you for letting us know he was found, Abby H. Besides liking to hear the good news, it helps us to know to stop keeping an eye out for him.

    Bet you're glad he's back! :-)

  • Good neighbor! I have lived on Troy St. since 1990 and love it!

    I agree. Good news is always welcome.

May 11

Crossing Aviva might be enjoyable if it left any room to breathe

Crossing Aviva Through 5/26: Fri-Sat 8 PM, Sun 3 PM, Prop Thtr, 3502 N. Elston, 773-492-1287, curioustheaterbranch.com, $15 or pay what you can if you're broke.

    Crossing Aviva might be enjoyable if it left any room to breathe
    Curious Theatre Branch presents the world premiere of Matt Rieger's overloaded whodunit about underworld struggles with a lot of hand-wringing over morality. When a neighborhood kid is mugged while running an errand for a mysterious figure named Hart (Rieger), it sets off a series of killings and reprisals that upends the power dynamic of the town.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

May 07

Updated May 10

More images of the Avondale package thief

He is at it again. Please keep an eye out and call the police.

  • Thanks Scott. I saw this guy Monday morning at 5:30am. Was walking my dogs and he was on his bike on Waveland and Springfield, headed east. I didn't notice the backpack but definitely same outfit, hat, and bike. Will keep my eyes open.

  • They removed photos...people, we are on our own!

May 10

Loose Beagle

There was a loose female beagle running around she seems to be either pregnant or just had puppies. I tried to lure her to me but she ran away I tried to follow her but she disappeared. She was seen by western and warner.

May 10

May 09

Chicago’s first Italian beef festival coming later this month

Revolution Brewing will host it later this month on May 26th at their tap room at 3340 N Kedzie Ave.

    Chicago's first Italian beef festival coming later this month
    Chicago is getting its very first Italian beef festival. Revolution Brewing will host it later this month on May 26th at their tap room at 3340 N Kedzie Ave. Al's Beef, Mr. Beef and Buona Beef will participate. Elliott Bambrough from WGN's Chicago's Best will be on hand as well.
    http://wgntv.com

May 07

Updated May 09

Shots on Grace between Albany and Troy at 11:54 PM on 06May2018

Whats it going to take for the neighborhood to take a stand and say enough is enough? These little gang bangers live in the 3600 and 3700 block of Troy and also on the 3800 block of Albany. The ones that live on these blocks are now trading shots on Grace between Albany and Troy with the idiots that claim Montrose and Whipple.

Whats it going to take for you to get involved?

  • wait, i'm sorry......not every post.

    I noticed you haven't touched any of the two dozen ATF agent shooting posts.

    It doesn't appear you care at all when a law enforcement officer gets shot by a recidivistic gang banger scumbag.....your silence on those posts is deafening.

  • beezil ... And the votes have been counted, Bob is loosing the "thumb wars"

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May 09

Updated May 09

A new cat in my house

A window was left open last night and a friendly young black cat has appeared. We're sure they have a family who's worried. Contact me ASAP to pick him/her up! 773-412-0437 We're near Diversey and Kedzie.

  • Well, he/she slipped out the back door (not raining now) and I can't manage to get them back in, so be on the lookout for the black cat with blue collar!

May 09

May 08

Chicago's First Italian Beef Festival to Come in May

The two-session event scheduled on National Italian Beef Day, May 26, will take place at Revolution Brewing Tap Room at 3340 N. Kedzie Ave.

    Chicago's First Italian Beef Festival to Come in May
    The land of festivals has acquired yet another one to its collection. Chicago will feature its First Annual Italian Beef Festival this May-a two-session extravaganza. According to the Revolution Brewing site, the festival will include iconic local brands such as Al's Beef, Buona and Mr. Beef along with Revolution beer.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

May 08

Revolution Brewing to host first Italian Beef Fest on May 26

...to host the city’s first-ever Italian Beef Fest at the Revolution Tap Room (3340 N. Kedzie Ave....

    Revolution Brewing to host first Italian Beef Fest on May 26
    On Saturday, May 26, which is apparently National Italian Beef Day, Revolution will team up with Al's Beef, Mr. Beef and Buona Beef to host the first Italian Beef Fest at the Revolution Tap Room.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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