42 hours ago

Updated 28 min 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.

12 hours ago

36 hours ago

2 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.

  • SCG

    Hello we have a used Full size mattress we could donate.

  • I have so many of those items in my basement but would need them picked up.

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

3 days ago

  • Scientific Calculators to Support Diverse Learners

    Mrs. Whittles is asking for $364.15:
    My students need Texas Instruments TI-30X scientific calculators to support their learning in math class. My students are diverse learners who benefit from using a calculator to support learning of abstract math concepts.
    Albany Park Multicultural Academy Comment

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.

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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

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

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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 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

    Bughouse Square Debates | Newberry
    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

Theater spotlight: Northlight honors new moms with 'Cry It Out'

...p.m. Thursday, May 16, and run through May 23 at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3253 W. Wilson Ave., Chicago. The show opens May 24. $20. halcyontheatre.org...

    Theater spotlight: Northlight honors new moms with 'Cry It Out'
    Northlight Theatre concludes its season with the Chicago-area premiere of "Cry It Out," Molly Smith Metzler's comedy about new motherhood directed by Jessica Fisch. Laura Lapidus, Elk Grove Village native Darci Nalepa and Kristina Valada-Viars co-star as new mothers struggling to balance family, work and life. Previews at 8 p.m.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

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

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

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

  • Nintendo Learners

    Mr. Robinson is asking for $392.33:
    My students need a Nintendo Switch. This item will be used only in class and will remain with our school to be used with the 5th grade engineering unit.
    Edison Park Elementary School Comment

May 06

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo.

Lost! #Chicago #IL #EastAlbanyPark (Kedzie Ave & Lawrence Ave) Paco - Male Dachshund Miniature. Black/Yellow. Call 773-822-9608. Scared/confused. Please do not call or chase Paco; may cause Paco to bolt or run in fear. Cook County. 60625. Missing 05/05/2018. To see Paco’s location on the Helping Lost Pets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pID=2316121 More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2316121

    Lost Dogs Illinois
    Lost Dogs Illinois added 33 new photos.
    https://www.facebook.com

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.

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

    Contact your CAPS facilitator

May 06

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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

May 03

Jan 24 2012

Updated May 02

Albany Park Gang Turf Disclosed

The District 17 Police have posted Gang turfs in Albany ParK:

Latin Kings: Belmont to Roscoe
Kimball to Hamlin

Spanish Ganster Disciples:
Lawrence to Argyle
Monticello to Kimball
New set forming around Kimball &
Berteau/BellePlaine

LaFamilia Stones: Irving Park to Lawrence
Sawyer to California

Simon City Royals: Montrose to Irviing Park
Kimball to Hamlin

Spanish Cobras: Lawrence to Monticello
Pulaski to Foches

Conservative Vice Lords: Lawrence to Wilson
St. Louis to Hamlin

Maniac Latin Disciples: Moved into District 14

The post also shows pictures of their Gang signs, with descriptions and list their Gang colors.

May 01

Updated May 02

Wrought iron fence repair

In need of several minor wrought iron fence repairs. One gate needs to be re-aligned to lock properly and another needs the latch extended as an example. I would like to work with a local contractor if possible. Please provide your recommendations.

  • A Neighbor 2 albany park resident

    I also need the same done.

  • I've had good experiences with Trejo's Iron Works (trejosironworks.com) for iron fence work and repairs: 773-805-7172. Hope this helps!

May 02

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