32 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Farewell Neighnors

Now that EB is transitioning to Next Door where your real name and address is displayed, I tell you, it is not going to happen, I enjoyed the anonymity while reporting crime and giving the heads up on important issues without fear of any retribution from the bad guys. To my neighbors who'll be transitioning to the new site, please be careful what you divulge or report, remember, the bad guys also go through these sites to find out if...

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Now that EB is transitioning to Next Door where your real name and address is displayed, I tell you, it is not going to happen, I enjoyed the anonymity while reporting crime and giving the heads up on important issues without fear of any retribution from the bad guys. To my neighbors who'll be transitioning to the new site, please be careful what you divulge or report, remember, the bad guys also go through these sites to find out if their cover has been blown and to see who is reporting them, of course they probably did it in Every Block I'm sure, but at least here, we remained anonymous. Please remember that anyone can lurke these open sites, not just your good neighbors and the bad guys never post, they just listen, so please be careful, be safe, prosper and be well, I'll miss you all.

  • Bob

    I agree with all of the posts regarding anonymity and right to privacy. Please keep this going and perhaps finalize the transition to Reddit. ND reminds of the neighborhood supermarkets that insist you have a registered shoppers card just to get a sale item. I stay away from them for right to privacy reasons as well. Thanks for your suggestions!

  • I signed up for ND months ago, but find I don’t use it bc it displays all your information. I will not continue on NB to offer anything as I believe our id’s will be compromised. I will search for an alternative, this kind of format offers so much that I don’t see why they need to display our info in this world of stalking and unstable ppl who apply retribution. Let us know thru ND if there are alternatives or if someone is going to create one. Thanks.

3 hours ago

Looking for Garage Parking Rental

Hi Neighbors!

I'm looking for a garage spot to rent in Albany Park near Spaulding and Wilson. Does anyone have, or know of someone who has, a spot available?

Thanks!

25 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Rauner Signs 'Red Flag' Gun Law

Gov. Rauner also signed a law that would extend a 72-hour hold on all guns.

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday signed a new law to keep firearms away from those who may use them to commit acts of violence against themselves or others. Rauner announced the news on social media, saying the "red flag" law, known as the Lethal Violence Order of Protection Act, gives law enforcement and family members the chance to prove in court that a person in possession of guns is suffering from mental health issues and is a threat.

The new legislation allows courts to prohibit gun possession or purchase through what Rauner calls emergency civil restraining orders.

https://patch.com/illinois/springfield-il/rauner-signs-red-flag-gun-law

    Rauner Signs 'Red Flag' Gun Law
    SPRINGFIELD, IL - Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday signed a new law to keep firearms away from those who may use them to commit acts of violence against themselves or others.
    https://patch.com
  • With an increase in gun control legislation and more proposed, many Illinois counties are rebelling with the Gun Owners Sanctuary Movement.

    http://www.isra.org/News/Commentary/TabId/1137/ArtMID/4160/ArticleID/30956/ISRA-Thursday-Bulletin-July-12-2018.aspx

    QUESTIONS FOR BOB...

    If we ban guns, will criminals no longer be armed?

    How do you account for the fact that whenever and wherever guns are banned, the...

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    With an increase in gun control legislation and more proposed, many Illinois counties are rebelling with the Gun Owners Sanctuary Movement.

    http://www.isra.org/News/Commentary/TabId/1137/ArtMID/4160/ArticleID/30956/ISRA-Thursday-Bulletin-July-12-2018.aspx

    QUESTIONS FOR BOB...

    If we ban guns, will criminals no longer be armed?

    How do you account for the fact that whenever and wherever guns are banned, the murder rate increases?

    Why should the rights and liberties of the law-abiding be contingent upon the conduct of the lawless?

    Since guns are effectively employed by the criminal, why should they not be available to the law abiding for self-protection against the criminal?

    Why focus on gun control rather than crime control?

    Is it sensible to pursue crime prevention by disarming its victims?

    If guns are too dangerous to be in society, why do our leaders want to be the only ones who have guns?

    If guns are the problem rather than a solution, why do politicians have armed bodyguards but don't want the citizenry to own guns?

    If you and your loved ones were face-to-face with an attacker twice your size, what would you do If you were unarmed? What could you do If you were armed?

    With so many gun laws already on the books, why do gun crimes still exist?

    Which is preferable ... to have a gun and not need it or to need a gun and not have it?

    Would you be willing to erect a sign in front of your house declaring it a gun-free zone?

    Would there have even been an American Revolution and a United States of America if a gun ban were in effect?

  • I guess I have to play catch up on these retarded bob threads.

    I just got back from sitting down with Indiana where I am moving 160 jobs OUT OF ILLINOIS for.

    pretty soon, it won't matter to me what jackass BOB says about rauner.

25 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Our one job is far from over

Governor Rauner chose criminals over children and families when he announced today he would veto a public safety measure that would protect communities from illegal gun trafficking.

We are outraged the Governor sided with the gun manufacturers, their lobby and the criminals who continue to cause death and injury with firearms purchased from unregulated gun dealers. His statement reflects that he has little, if any concern for the children who are murdered each day by gun violence in Chicago and...

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Governor Rauner chose criminals over children and families when he announced today he would veto a public safety measure that would protect communities from illegal gun trafficking.

We are outraged the Governor sided with the gun manufacturers, their lobby and the criminals who continue to cause death and injury with firearms purchased from unregulated gun dealers. His statement reflects that he has little, if any concern for the children who are murdered each day by gun violence in Chicago and the rest of our state.

Corrupt gun dealers in Illinois flood our cities and towns with over 4000 crime guns every year. The Combating Illegal Gun Trafficking Act, a bipartisan measure that passed the General Assembly with a wide margin of support in May will save lives by holding corrupt gun dealers accountable and reducing the number of guns getting into the hands of criminals.

By stating he would veto this bill, Governor Rauner proved once again the gun industry and their lobby are more important than the lives of Illinois children and their families. We urge our lawmakers to be a part of the solution and do whatever is necessary to combat the Governor’s dangerous commitment to veto this bill.

  • Jus how far are you willing to go to push you gun obsessive grabbing agenda? Do you not realize that you irresponsible, imprudent, rash statements about our governor … “Governor Rauner chose criminals over children and families … sided with criminals … has little, if any concern for the children...

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    Jus how far are you willing to go to push you gun obsessive grabbing agenda? Do you not realize that you irresponsible, imprudent, rash statements about our governor … “Governor Rauner chose criminals over children and families … sided with criminals … has little, if any concern for the children who are murdered each day by gun violence in Chicago and the rest of our state … has little, if any concern for the children who are murdered each day by gun violence in Chicago and the rest of our state.”, violates Every Block Community Guidelines, and constitutes libel that could land you in court?

  • Bob, seriously, you SUCK.

    hop on that girls touring bike of yours and go ride in traffic.

12 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Man and woman hit by stray bullets less than block from scene of police shooting

More gun injuries, even by accidents!

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-chicago-shootings-violence-20180716-story.html

A man and a woman were injured Monday evening by stray bullets when occupants of passing cars fired at each other about half a block from the scene of a police shooting on Saturday on the South Side, Chicago police said.

A 40-year-old woman was shot in the forearm and a 32-year-old man was shot in the thigh around 5:15 p.m. in the 2000 block of East 70th Street in the South Shore...

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More gun injuries, even by accidents!

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-chicago-shootings-violence-20180716-story.html

A man and a woman were injured Monday evening by stray bullets when occupants of passing cars fired at each other about half a block from the scene of a police shooting on Saturday on the South Side, Chicago police said.

A 40-year-old woman was shot in the forearm and a 32-year-old man was shot in the thigh around 5:15 p.m. in the 2000 block of East 70th Street in the South Shore neighborhood, according to police.

The two were sitting on a stoop when people in a black van and gray sedan began firing at each other.

The woman was treated at Jackson Park Hospital, and the man was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center. Both were stabilized.

    Man and woman hit by stray bullets less than block from scene of police shooting
    A man and a woman were injured Monday evening by stray bullets when occupants of passing cars fired at each other about half a block from the scene of a police shooting on Saturday on the South Side, Chicago police said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • Jim

    Lower Paleolithic types doing their thing. They don't obey no laws.

3 days ago

Updated 35 hours ago

Eugene Field(house) River Dumping

Hi Albany Park Neighbors,
On more than one occasion I have seen someone dump plastic bags with animal parts into the bridge passing over the river here. They simply get out of their GMC walk to the river bridge and throw in a bag of animal parts. This also has happened at Central Park. Has anyone else witnessed this and has anyone got a license plate number? I'm hoping to take information to the Alderman. Thanks for your help!

  • What they're doing is gross & wrong on many levels (what type of animal parts and obtained how, etc...?). Hope you can collect enough info to have them caught and stopped.

  • future alderman future alderman

    i would call 311 today and the alderman tomorrow

  • lin ravenswood downsizer

    Call 911. That is a crime to dump, anything, in the river.

40 hours ago

Jul 05

Updated 2 days ago

Why Are There So Few Bars in Albany Park?

Why are there so few places in Albany Park where one can sit down and have a drink? There are a ton of good restaurants, but so few of them have liquor licenses. What gives?

A neighborhood is defined by neighbors, and having places where one can have a drink with strangers goes a long way to turning those strangers into true neighbors.

  • future alderman future alderman

    technically not albany park but marie's is always there!

  • Mike F. 3rd gen APer, ex Ravenswoodsman

    For what it's worth, the margaritas at Taqueria El Aguila Real (Montrose & Kedzie) are good.

    And Twisted Hippo's taproom is supposed to open in "late summer".

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

My niece found a calico kitten it has a polka dot collar

Did any one lost a calico kitten it has a polka dot collar on

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

    "In heaven there is no beer, that's why we drink it here..."

  • Sher Jeff Park resident since 72'

    Where are you near? I do have neighbor whom lets her cat out daily to roam. Pic? Also, if tip of 1 ear is clipped it means that it is a feral cat but someone has registered it. I believe 16th district has a microchip scanner.

2 days ago

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

nom de plume

Since you have to use your REAL name on Nextdoor, how many will move?

  • The mission statement of anti-gun advocacy movement should read something like this. Feeling safe is your right. It is our mission to ensure that everyone feels safe. To achieve this objective, it is our specific goal to repeal or amend the second amendment, seek passage of firearm confiscation legislation, and seize all firearms from law-abiding citizens.

  • Weebis Politically Incorrect Thought Criminal

    JimmyMac, let me know if you need company, if Bob takes you up on a meet and greet. I'll even let him hold my FOID card.

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3 days ago

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

One last week for hyper-local snark. R.I.P. Everyblock.

I'll miss you Everyblock - and all you blockheads too.

  • djstranger

    It was fun! See ya Everyblock. Thanks for all the local news.

Jun 27

Updated 4 days ago

Where Can I Find This Taco Corner?

This week, the Chicago Reader ran an article about the thriving Chicago taco scene that included this intriguing passage:

"Albany Park, for example, and its neighboring north-side enclaves remain (for now) a safe place where the professional taquero can thrive in America. A case study: on a side street off one of the busier thoroughfares in this part of the city, there's a family who each weekend set up a tent along the sidewalk, sheltering a table and chairs, coolers,...

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This week, the Chicago Reader ran an article about the thriving Chicago taco scene that included this intriguing passage:

"Albany Park, for example, and its neighboring north-side enclaves remain (for now) a safe place where the professional taquero can thrive in America. A case study: on a side street off one of the busier thoroughfares in this part of the city, there's a family who each weekend set up a tent along the sidewalk, sheltering a table and chairs, coolers, cold drinks, a salsa bar, and a gas-powered comal on which the patriarch of the clan griddles piles of hissing carne asada, al pastor, cesina, and chorizo con papas. The smell of warming corn tortillas and caramelizing meat casts a spell that's palpable for blocks. People who don't even live in the neighborhood drive their cars to this corner, line up under the tent, and wait patiently to place their orders with a teenager scribbling in a spiral-bound notebook."

Source: https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/el-santo-taqueria-chicago-taco-authority-tomatillo-taco-ville/Content?oid=51422770

I would like to those tacos, but for obvious reasons, the exact corner wasn't disclosed in the article. Would someone who knows of this spot be kind enough to provide it here? I think that would be safe, as this site gets far less traffic than the Reader, but feel free to message me privately, if you think that would be more appropriate. Thanks in advance!

  • Just had to bring this up again since I just visited the location on Hamlin and Montrose. The tacos were truly delicious. I tried the steak, barbacoa, and cecina tacos and I must admit the chopped steak wasn't all that great in my opinion but their barbacoa and cecina was...

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    Just had to bring this up again since I just visited the location on Hamlin and Montrose. The tacos were truly delicious. I tried the steak, barbacoa, and cecina tacos and I must admit the chopped steak wasn't all that great in my opinion but their barbacoa and cecina was phenomenal. I also spoke to the owner for a bit and it seems hes been at that tent for 2 years now and just recently opened up an interior restaurant up the street. But mentioned that the street set up actually brings in all his clientele as opposed to the actual restaurant.
    Anyhow thanks to whoever brought this up. I'll definitely be continuing to visit this placle.

  • Mike F. 3rd gen APer, ex Ravenswoodsman

    What's the name of their restaurant?

5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Comcast to end hyperlocal site EveryBlock, agrees to send users to rival Nextdoor

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-comcast-ends-everyblock-20180711-story.html

The "Everybody Own a Gun" crowd will need to go along with some new rules. From the Tribune article:

" The site avoids overlapping neighborhoods, and all members must use their real name and address — a significant distinction from the anonymous environment of EveryBlock."

Will beezil and JimmyMac come out of the closet?

    Comcast to end hyperlocal site EveryBlock, agrees to send users to rival Nextdoor
    Comcast is pulling the plug on EveryBlock, the Chicago-based hyperlocal news site it revived four years ago. The website, which features blurbs about restaurant closings, building break-ins and community events, will go dark July 19, with a link steering EveryBlock users to sign up with Nextdoor, a rival hyperlocal platform.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • MKW in Lincoln Square 25 years in the Square

    I'll be interested to see if folks migrate. I've found a lot of really good information here on city issues and the like, and been entertained by some of the more boisterous conversations. However, I welcome Nextdoor’s platform for its requirement that people are more easily identified. The platform is a bit different, but still good for recos and such. Hope folks here head to Nextdoor and make the community there great.

  • Come out of the closet? Really Bob? I see that you are again being knowingly and deliberately disingenuous. How dishnoest! Allow me to refresh your memory, In a recent one of your limitless number of gun-grabbing posts (Man with semi-automatic rifle threatened customers), I posted “Tell you what, I've nothing...

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    Come out of the closet? Really Bob? I see that you are again being knowingly and deliberately disingenuous. How dishnoest! Allow me to refresh your memory, In a recent one of your limitless number of gun-grabbing posts (Man with semi-automatic rifle threatened customers), I posted “Tell you what, I've nothing to hide. If you want to know my real name, we can always meet sometime for lunch to continue this discussion face to face if you've got the testicular fortitude. Heck, I will even provide you with proper ID. I've nothing to hide. Maybe we can invite your supporters and your adversaries and make a real party of it. I might even be willing to meet up at a gun-free zone so you know ... you feel safe and all.” Recall that now? What I remember is that you FAILED to accept my offer. In fact, you went mute No surprise there. As concerns the “Everybody own a gun crowd”, I can’t speak for them all. I have privacy and security concerns with most social-media sites and have only ever joined one … EveryBlock. With its demise, I will not be joining Nextdoor since I find its polices questionable and concerning. In other words, you will be free to pursue your obsessive, compulsive gun-grabbing rants uncontested by me. Hopefully others will pick up the slack.

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

5 days ago

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6 days ago

Need lawn cut

I’m in need of my front yard cut. Must have own lawn mower. Was wondering if it could be done tomorrow or this week. Please let me know the price also. Thanks.

Jul 02

Updated 6 days ago

3 children caught in gang-related gunfire

When will something like this happen in Albany Park? Be aware and vigilant!

3 children caught in gang-related gunfire: 'They don't care who they shoot'

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-multiple-people-shot-20180701-story.html

Too many guns, too easy to get them.

    6 shot, including 3 children, in West Side attack
    At least five people were shot Sunday in East Garfield Park.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • Nate G, most reposted newspaper articles merely report shooting incidents. The purpose of reposting of such articles is sensationalism and intended as an emotional appeal ... NOT a credible argument. The CDC data is dated ... so? I NAMED the sources (National Self Defense Survey, World Wide Gun Defense Clock,...

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    Nate G, most reposted newspaper articles merely report shooting incidents. The purpose of reposting of such articles is sensationalism and intended as an emotional appeal ... NOT a credible argument. The CDC data is dated ... so? I NAMED the sources (National Self Defense Survey, World Wide Gun Defense Clock, FBI, Bureau of Justice Statistics & National Crime Victims Survey and the White House commissioned report entitled Priorities for Research to Reduce the Threat of Firearm-related Violence) form which the text provided was excerpted. I would have complied and provided you with links had you not been so insulting, but that isn't going to happen now, so don't ask me ... ask Google..

  • future alderman future alderman

    i saw that!----why don't u guys go back to 2nd city cop?

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Jun 05

Updated Jul 10

Found parakeet

Did anyone lose a parakeet near Drake and Sunnyside in Albany Park?

  • Hello, are you sure it is a parakeet? I see a lot of miss labeled birds on sites.

Jul 05

Updated Jul 09

Fence rules

I have a neighbor who has put up metal poles ( getting ready for a fence) above 6 feet easily, for the front yard..it already looks ugly...can't imagine how actual fence will look. Is this allowed? Also one pole is in part of our front yard..he did this without asking.

1)What are rules with fencing?
2) A contractor mentioned it was illegal and I should complain, who do I complain to?

  • Tim

    No worries Maryann, I can handle it, I'm used to it for a long time

  • maryann-on-Giddings LS resident for over 35 years

    Tim, people attacking you in an open forum for speaking your mind is nothing you should ever get used to. You were not mean, condescending or off topic at any point. I'm sure you can handle it, but there will always be people like me out there that will not accept it. Have a great day!

Jul 08

Jul 07

Jul 06

3 girls missing from Albany Park found safe

4701-4799 N. Spaulding Ave.

    3 girls reported missing from Albany Park
    CHICAGO - Police are seeking help locating three girls who went missing from Chicago's Albany Park neighborhood Thursday. Two sisters, ages 5 and 8, were last seen with their 14-year-old cousin near the 4700 block of North Spaulding Avenue.
    http://wgntv.com

Jul 06

3 girls missing from Albany Park reunited with family

Mother Anai Lopez told ABC 7 Eyewitness News her two girls, 5-year-old Ashley Vinansaca and 8-year-old Leslie Vinansaca, spent the Fourth of July holiday with their father in the 4700-block of North Spaulding Avenue in Chicago's Albany Park neighborhood.

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Lopez said she has no idea where they went or why the teen took her daughters.The three girls may have been headed to the 6400-block of South Artesian Avenue in Chicago's Marquette Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side to visit a friend, police said. They may have used public transportation.

    3 girls missing from Albany Park reunited with family
    Three girls, ages 5, 8, and 14, who were reported missing from Chicago's Northwest Side have been reunited with their family. Mother Anai Lopez told ABC 7 Eyewitness News her two girls, 5-year-old Ashley Vinansaca and 8-year-old Leslie Vinansaca, spent the Fourth of July holiday with their father in the 4700-block of North Spaulding Avenue in Chicago's Albany Park neighborhood.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Jul 06

3 girls reported missing from Albany Park

Two sisters, ages 5 and 8, were last seen with their 14-year-old cousin near the 4700 block of North Spaulding Avenue. According to the Chicago Police Department, the group may have attempted to travel via public transportation to the 6400 block of South Artesian Avenue to visit a friend.

4701-4799 N. Spaulding Ave.

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Two sisters, ages 5 and 8, were last seen with their 14-year-old cousin near the 4700 block of North Spaulding Avenue. According to the Chicago Police Department, the group may have attempted to travel via public transportation to the 6400 block of South Artesian Avenue to visit a friend.

    3 girls reported missing from Albany Park
    CHICAGO - Police are seeking help locating three girls who went missing from Chicago's Albany Park neighborhood Thursday. Two sisters, ages 5 and 8, were last seen with their 14-year-old cousin near the 4700 block of North Spaulding Avenue.
    http://wgntv.com

Jul 06

3 girls missing from Albany Park; 'Please bring them back to me,' mother pleads

...year-old Leslie Vinansaca, spent the Fourth of July holiday with their father in the 4700-block of North Spaulding Avenue in Chicago's Albany Park neighborhood.Lopez said he went to work Thursday morning and...

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The three girls may have been headed to the 6400-block of South Artesian Avenue in Chicago's Marquette Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side to visit a friend, police said. They may have used public transportation.

    3 girls missing from Albany Park; 'Please bring them back to me,' mother pleads
    The mother of two young girls reported missing from Chicago's Northwest Side made a desperate plea Friday morning for her daughters' safe return. "I just want my daughters back," Anai Lopez said, sobbing. "They are so small. They don't know what to do. I'm sure they are scared, without eating or nothing.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Jul 06

Three cousins missing from Northwest Side

Police said cousins Asmin Martinez, 14, Ashley Vinansaca, 5, and Leslie Vinansaca, 8, have gone missing and were last seen in about 1 p.m. Thursday in the 4700 block of North Spaulding Avenue.

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Asmin Martinez, 14, Ashley Vinansaca, 5, and Leslie Vinansaca, 8, were last seen about 1 p.m. Thursday in the 4700 block of North Spaulding Avenue. They may be riding public transportation to get to the 6400 block of South Artesian Avenue in Marquette Park to visit a friend, police said.

Jun 29

Updated Jul 06

Flooding in Albany Park

I was wondering about flooding issues near Eugene Field Park - particularly the south side of the park. Do the homeowners there have a problem with flooding? Thanks.

Jul 06

Hungry for Mediterranean eats? These 5 new Chicago spots have you covered

4849 N. Kedzie Ave., Albany Park

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205 W. Wacker Drive, The Loop

302 N. Green St., Floor 3, West Town

1012 W. Randolph St., West Town

3933 N. Broadway St., Lakeview

    Hungry for Mediterranean eats? These 5 new Chicago spots have you covered
    So you're hungry, and you're ready for some Mediterranean food. Good news: we've found the freshest spots to satisfy your appetite. Here are the newest places to check out the next time you're in the mood for Mediterranean cuisine. 205 W.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Jul 06

3 girls, ages 5, 8 and 14, missing from Albany Park

...seen with their cousin, 14-year-old Asmin Martinez, around 1 p.m. in the 4700-block of North Spaulding Avenue in the city's Albany Park neighborhood.The three girls may have been headed to...

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...the city's Albany Park neighborhood.The three girls may have been headed to the 6400-block of South Artesian Avenue in Chicago's Marquette Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side to visit a friend, police...

    3 girls, ages 5, 8 and 14, missing from Albany Park
    Three girls, ages 5, 8, and 14, were reported missing from Chicago's Northwest Side. They haven't been seen since Thursday afternoon. Ashley Vinansaca, 5, and Leslie Vinansaca, 8, are sisters. They were last seen with their cousin, 14-year-old Asmin Martinez, around 1 p.m. in the 4700-block of North Spaulding Avenue in the city's Albany Park neighborhood.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Jul 06

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Jul 05

Witnessed Shots Fired on Belle Plaine and Troy 7/5 at 4:30 pm

I was walking my dog south on Troy and standing at the intersection of Belle Plaine and Troy when I heard what I thought was fireworks up the street. Soon after a sedan (I think dark green) came speeding down the street and flew through the 4 way intersection. A man was in the front seat and a young child in the back. A few seconds later a black sedan came speeding down the through the intersection in hot pursuit...

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I was walking my dog south on Troy and standing at the intersection of Belle Plaine and Troy when I heard what I thought was fireworks up the street. Soon after a sedan (I think dark green) came speeding down the street and flew through the 4 way intersection. A man was in the front seat and a young child in the back. A few seconds later a black sedan came speeding down the through the intersection in hot pursuit of the first car. A young (teenage I am estimating) boy was standing up in the back with this torso out of the sunroof shooting at the car ahead of them. I witnessed about 6+ shots fired. Both cars turned onto Irving Park from Troy. I called the police and gave them the pertinent details I was able to witness. I wanted to post this to encourage others to be safe and on alert for gun related activity in the neighborhood. I am upset I was not able to get the license plate.

Jul 05

Jul 02

Updated Jul 04

Is it illegal to honk?

A dormant discussion that was shut down some time ago, when the question was asked: "Is it legal to honk when exiting an alley?" (original discussion in Zip Code 60641)

An answer to this question from the Chicago Police Department:

“Technically, the horn is meant … to prevent an accident. It’s not to be used at all times, 24 hours a day,” said Officer Michael Carroll, a Chicago Police spokesman.

Instead, drivers should pull up to the end of the alley and stop, Caroll said. Then they should pull up to the street, stop again and drive."

Why Do Chicagoans Honk In Alleys? Some Say It’s The Law — But Police Beg To Differ

https://blockclubchicago.org/2018/07/02/why-do-chicagoans-honk-in-alleys-some-say-its-the-law-but-police-beg-to-differ/

    Why Do Chicagoans Honk In Alleys? Some Say It's The Law - But Police Beg To Differ
    DOWNTOWN - It's a tradition as uniquely Chicago as hating ketchup on hot dog: honking your horn before driving out of an alley. An informal Block Club Chicago poll showed 64 percent of respondents honk their horns when exiting an alley.
    https://blockclubchicago.org

Jun 27

Updated Jul 03

Looking to rent a parking spot in Albany Park

Hi, I'm looking to rent a parking spot in Albany Park. Open to garage or no garage. Thank you!

  • Wicked Fast BMW Average Chicagoan who loves her city

    Try spothero

  • Christy T Albany Park

    Hi Maria G. I would like to learn more about your parking spot at Cullom and Albany

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