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EB may be leaving, but we're all still here. Let's start an EveryBlock (or whatever) sub-reddit!

hey all. i'm equally bummed about losing everyblock. i've become used to all the great input, feedback and dissenting opinions...even the varied responses to trolls. they enrich my morning. :)

so why give it up? surely some of you know about reddit.com. we can create a sub-reddit just for us. if we ALL hopped over to a new sub-reddit, then we wouldn't have to lose a thing. we could retain our anonymity. all we need are some basic posting rules...

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hey all. i'm equally bummed about losing everyblock. i've become used to all the great input, feedback and dissenting opinions...even the varied responses to trolls. they enrich my morning. :)

so why give it up? surely some of you know about reddit.com. we can create a sub-reddit just for us. if we ALL hopped over to a new sub-reddit, then we wouldn't have to lose a thing. we could retain our anonymity. all we need are some basic posting rules and a few moderators to oversee it. i'm happy to volunteer to get us started but would certainly appreciate some input from the EB regulars.

i haven't thought out the details, because i know we are all from different neighborhoods...but calling it chicago-northsiders or something comes to mind. there are already a couple of NWside sub-reddits, but they are vastly underused. we could at least just start one and see what happens.

your thoughts?

  • I've never posted to reddit before, I guess now is finally the time. Thanks everyone for sharing the info and with helping organize.

  • Nik Neighborhood watch

    @Kim thanks for all your support too.

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  • Books Open Doors To The World

    Mrs. Perez is asking for $579.22:
    My students need books at their reading level in order for them to read books that interest them and nurture their love for reading.
    Scammon Elementary School Comment

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Updated Jul 03

Cook County Towing/Avondale Collision - Open Meeting at City Hall

Neighbors - we've all complained now we must insist the City follow through! Please attend an open meeting at City Hall, 121 N LaSalle, room 805 on Thurs, Oct 5, 10 AM.

The purpose of this meeting is to address the numerous complaints of reckless driving, aggressive behavior, noise at all hours of the day and night, misuse of the lot at Keeler & Milwaukee in accordance with zoning, and overall "junkyard" state of the property occupied by these businesses.

Please attend. Please bring your neighbors. Please call the alderman's office, and more importantly 911 when you see issues happening in real time.

We deserve respectful neighbors in our community and these businesses are infringing on our safety.

  • To address the concerns and take steps towards being better neighbors, AC was advised that they needed to operate inside the scope of their business license. Their working hours should not go past 6 p.m. They should provide their contract with CCT for review. They are only permitted 15 (possibly...

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    To address the concerns and take steps towards being better neighbors, AC was advised that they needed to operate inside the scope of their business license. Their working hours should not go past 6 p.m. They should provide their contract with CCT for review. They are only permitted 15 (possibly 16) spaces on their Milwaukee-facing lot. They should not load out or receive any cars on the Keeler side. Drops on the Milwaukee side must be on the property (street drops not allowed). Signage was required (and subsequently displayed) pertaining to driving cautiously and being quiet. Vendors are to use the Milwaukee-side entrance only to conduct business.

    Per the owner of Avondale Collision, they used to but do not currently have a contract with Cook County Towing.

    I call all this non-progress because the last meeting with Chicago Business Affairs and Consumer Protection it was deemed that AC provided all documentation and signage to maintain their business and continue to operate at Milwaukee and Keeler, and since then we've seen the number of cars in the lot continue to grow again, CCT continue to drop off cars after 6pm + AC being open beyond 6pm. The only "win" I've witnessed is that the CCT are less likely to idle next to my home, but, from the comments here and recent comments on Facebook, it sounds like they have just found new spots to and neighbors to disturb. Please keep calling 911 to report reckless driving, please keep telling the Aldermans this is unacceptable behavior from a neighbor.

  • No contract with CCT...what a joke, I’m going to snap a photo every chance I see a cct truck dropping a car off

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R&C Tuckpointing

Our roofer, Stuart Nyberg, recommended R&C Tuckpointing to us for a problem with the bricks over a window. Has anyone had any experience with them?

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Updated Jun 20

Swastikas at Kilbourn Park

Hello,

It deeply saddens to me to notify everyone that on Sunday June 17 a number of swastika, white nationalist, anti refugee, and generally hateful stickers with razor blades hidden underneath were found at and around Kilbourn Park.

Majority of these were removed by community members and myself in the presence of police officers. Over TEN razor blades were located under the stickers, so that should anyone attempt to remove these stickers, the potential for harm was present. These were...

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Hello,

It deeply saddens to me to notify everyone that on Sunday June 17 a number of swastika, white nationalist, anti refugee, and generally hateful stickers with razor blades hidden underneath were found at and around Kilbourn Park.

Majority of these were removed by community members and myself in the presence of police officers. Over TEN razor blades were located under the stickers, so that should anyone attempt to remove these stickers, the potential for harm was present. These were within the playground perimeter as well.

Police have asked that if more stickers of this nature are found to please call Area North headquarters at (312) 744-8263 with the location of the stickers and state that you are calling to report more stickers of a hateful nature to add to the already existing report from Kilbourn park on 6/17/18.

At this time they requested that they not be removed so that an officer may come evidence the sticker and potentially collect prints.

Currently, there are still stickers within the park that have not been removed and I intend to call the authorities today to inquire why they have not been taken down. Additionally, municipal stop signs at Kenneth and Roscoe still have stickers as well as a pedestrian yield sign at 3342 Kostner.

Thank you for your attention and awareness of this event.

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    How can I contact you, Dinah? This is unacceptable.

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  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    ROOFING WORK ONLY. TEAR OFF ROOF. INSTALL INSULATION. INSTALL SCREWS AND PLATES. INSTALL STICK AND PEEL. REPLACE BROKEN COPINGS, CEMENT. INSTALL BITUMEN COMPOUND. PAINT ROOF. INSTALL ONE DOWN SPOUT.

    4121 W. Henderson St. Issued June 14, 2018 Comment
  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    INSTALL GROUND ROD, LABEL PANEL, INSTALL PANEL COVER, INSTALL CORRECT SIZE BREAKER ON FOR WIRE SIZES

    4121 W. Henderson St. Issued June 14, 2018 Comment

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Updated Jun 10

Rooster Crowing

Has anyone else been bothered by the noise of a rooster crowing all day long in the area? I don't know precisely where this rooster is located, but it's pretty much driving me crazy just as would the sound of an incessantly barking dog. I have no problem with people owning roosters or chickens in the city, but there needs to be some consideration for the noise, and I believe there are humane and inexpensive ways to reduce the noise...

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Has anyone else been bothered by the noise of a rooster crowing all day long in the area? I don't know precisely where this rooster is located, but it's pretty much driving me crazy just as would the sound of an incessantly barking dog. I have no problem with people owning roosters or chickens in the city, but there needs to be some consideration for the noise, and I believe there are humane and inexpensive ways to reduce the noise a rooster is able to make.

I don't want to call the police, because they have much more important things to be dealing with than a silly rooster, but has anyone else been bothered by this? I'd be more than happy to help it's owner make a rooster collar for it, if they were willing.

Any advice or guidance for dealing with something like this would be appreciated.

  • So the rooster isnt crowing

    Its screaming for help

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    I believe the ordinance is that an officer has to witness the noise or you have to collect signatures from three neighbors confirming the nuisance. I can’t imagine getting three signatures would be a problem, I just have no idea what to do with them. I guess take them and file a report with the police?

Jun 10

Lost Dog Portage Park!

Going today June 10th at 4 pm. Brown pit mix. Puppy. Found near central and Byron st. Have dog in my possession. Please message.

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Updated Jun 08

Rooster

Why would a person keep a rooster in their garage (in a small pen/crate) - without hens (so no eggs)? I've been hearing it crow for over a year now. The noise doesn't bother me. I was never able to place which house it came from. But I heard/saw it today in a garage when a car backed out. Would you keep a rooster that was a pet in your garage...or in your house? I've never seen it in their yard. Asking for a friend.

  • And document your attempts so there’s accountability. A last ditch effort would be to get local media’s attention.
    Good luck and thanks for caring.

  • Awful comment, Mike Bayne.

Jun 07

  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    INSTALL 3-GANG METER SOCKET, RISER, WEATHER HEAD, AND SERVICE CONDUCTORS. INSTALL GROUND ROD AND WATER GROUND. BOND PANELS. INSTALL NEW BREAKER PANEL FOR PUBLIC CIRCUITS. SEPARATE PUBLIC CIRCUITS AND REROUTE TO NEW BREAKER PANEL. LABEL ALL PANELS.

    4131 W. Nelson St. Issued June 5, 2018 Comment

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  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REBUILD 120FT OF PARAPET WALL,(4.5FT HIGH) , GRIND AND TUCKPOINTING APPROX.600 SQFT, REPAIR 8 WINDOW LINTELS, REBUILD 220FT OF PARAPET WALL (5FT HIGH), REPAIR CHIMNEYS. TOTAL 2500SF.

    4200 W. Belmont Ave. Issued May 29, 2018 Comment

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