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Updated 4 hours ago

Planting by neighbor against my Brick Property needs tuckpointing

Hello

These property lines drive a Chicago homeowner crazy. I told my neighbor I will be doing some tuckpointing work on the west side of my property (on their yard side) later this summer. My chimney protrudes out approx 4 inches on that side which also coincides with MY property line. My neighbor then goes ahead and plants veggie plants directly against my building with chicken wire fencing obstructing where tuckpointing is needed. The Alderman has indicated that I would...

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Hello

These property lines drive a Chicago homeowner crazy. I told my neighbor I will be doing some tuckpointing work on the west side of my property (on their yard side) later this summer. My chimney protrudes out approx 4 inches on that side which also coincides with MY property line. My neighbor then goes ahead and plants veggie plants directly against my building with chicken wire fencing obstructing where tuckpointing is needed. The Alderman has indicated that I would need to get a R/E attorney and apply for a temporary easement order with the CofC to gain access. How ridiculous is this. All because of some plants on MY property line.
Anyone have any suggestions, please give me a holler. Thanks in advance!

  • You should have a survey along with your property papers. That survey will give dimensions from your house to your property line.I would guess that the narrow strip of land next to your house where they planted is actually your property. I does not matter where the fence is .
    A contractor will probably erect a scaffold to do the work. That can be done in such a way as to not disturb the plantings. Protection can be do so as to protect the plants from dust and debris.

  • Bob

    IC You-

    Yes, they are on my property. I have a plat survey and it indicates that my property line is 11 5/8 inches out from the building. I'll use this if needed in the event the neighbor tries to justify his plants being placed there.

    The building tuckpointing is...

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    IC You-

    Yes, they are on my property. I have a plat survey and it indicates that my property line is 11 5/8 inches out from the building. I'll use this if needed in the event the neighbor tries to justify his plants being placed there.

    The building tuckpointing is needed at the bottom sections of the building, thus, the plants are obstructing the part that needs access on the lower part. I think there may be room if the contractor decides to pull the plants back with a strap of some kind to shift them forward away from the building without damaging them. This all depends on how cooperative the neighbor is. I have found they say one thing, then do something different. We shall see. Thanks for your comment!

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Updated 10 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.

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Reckless driving

Out for a walk last night around 8:15pm, we saw two black sedans with temporary plates (the second car was an Audi) doing 45-50 mph down Ainslie between Elston and Pulaski. They blew right through all of the stop signs without slowing down. It was pretty terrifying; if anyone had been in their path, there would have been a collision. It happened so quickly we couldn't get photos are do anything.

It may have been a single occurrence but please be careful when out there, there are some real crazies around.

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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.

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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.

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Free Glucose Meter and Strips

Are there any Type 1 or Type 2 diabetics in need of a glucose meter and 500 strips? Another ridiculous Medicare regulation requires the provider to send these items along with Dexcom sensor supplies even though another brand is preferred. Medicare will not stop sending these supplies. I would like to pass them on since blood glucose testing is vital to good control. Call me 773-588-8872

Jun 29

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REPLACE DRYWALL. PATCH/PAINTING WALLS WHERE NEEDED. REMOVE/REPLACE KITCHEN CABINETS.- NO ELECTRICAL WORK UNDER THIS PERMIT- ALL WORK SAME AS EXISTING

    4744 N. Tripp Ave. Issued June 26, 2018 Comment

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Updated Jun 28

Editorial: Cigarettes. Drunken driving. Next: Guns?

To most people, a drunken driver is a public menace to be jailed, not a mistake-prone tippler to be tolerated. There’s a stigma attached to DUI and cigarette smoking. Americans resent the preventable deaths they cause. Will Americans now decide that minimizing gun deaths should come next?

Public attitudes can move swiftly when people get angry — and stay that way. When is the last time someone lit up in your presence? Most smokers don’t even ask anymore. They skulk...

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To most people, a drunken driver is a public menace to be jailed, not a mistake-prone tippler to be tolerated. There’s a stigma attached to DUI and cigarette smoking. Americans resent the preventable deaths they cause. Will Americans now decide that minimizing gun deaths should come next?

Public attitudes can move swiftly when people get angry — and stay that way. When is the last time someone lit up in your presence? Most smokers don’t even ask anymore. They skulk outside.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-cigarettes-drunk-driving-guns-20180620-story.html

Gun control activism is risk to bottom line, gun maker says

The maker of Smith & Wesson firearms said gun control activism poses a risk to its business, according to a company filing.

American Outdoor Brand Corp., which on Wednesday reported a 25 percent decline in fiscal fourth-quarter revenue compared with last year, listed the "actions of social activists" as a risk factor in its annual report.

Shares fell as much as 12 percent Thursday in New York, the most intraday in six months, and were down 4.6% to $12.62 at 12:13 p.m. Rival gunmaker Sturm Ruger & Co. fell 4.8 percent to $57.45.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-smith-wesson-gun-control-activism-20180621-story.html

    Cigarettes. Drunken driving. Next: Guns?
    One of the greatest public health triumphs of the last century impressively still gains momentum: Millions of Americans have quit smoking - and more will follow. Smoking among adults hit a record low in 2017 - to about 14 percent from nearly 16 percent a year earlier.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • Sorry, one of the highest gun violent city’s. I am not here to argue with anyone. I am just saying we have bigger issues to tackle then worrying about law abiding citizens. That’s all. Have a good week everyone.

  • To J Sebek, No, I will not stop worrying about the inner city. All that garbage is moving our way, slowly but surely. You can't just bury your head in the sand and pretend that it does not effect you.

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Very Arrogant Neighbors

I have a neighbor who has hung not 1 but 2 bird feeders approx 1 foot from my property line. The mess in my yard and patio is not just bad but seriously bad (and unhealthy). I really don't care if they want to feed the birds but I asked them to move them more into the middle of their yard to prevent the mess in my yard...I told them that I am tired cleaning the mess in my yard...

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I have a neighbor who has hung not 1 but 2 bird feeders approx 1 foot from my property line. The mess in my yard and patio is not just bad but seriously bad (and unhealthy). I really don't care if they want to feed the birds but I asked them to move them more into the middle of their yard to prevent the mess in my yard...I told them that I am tired cleaning the mess in my yard and this mess is not only unhealthy but it has been attracting the rats and now pigeons (and they laughed at me). I have asked them 3x now and in my book that's more than a fair chance to rectify the situation.
Is there any sort of code that determines how close a neighbor can put anything near my property line? Do I have any Recourse?

Jun 10

Updated Jun 12

Building Codes

I have a neighbor who built and installed an awning constructed out of wood and plexiglass over his side door leading into the basement. It extends out all the way to my fence line and my entrance doors into my residence are adjacent. Needless to say I catch all the water and snow at my doors now. There has to be a code regulating how far an awning can extend out on the side of house...along with what materials are considered safe. Am I wrong?

  • Let the neighbor know that the rain and snow falls on your side - and ask him to add a rain gutter to the awning...... that may take care of the problem - -

    If the snow falls on your side - that could cause a serious accident - talk it out with your neighbor....maybe you two can come to an agreement...good luck

  • Weebis Politically Incorrect Thought Criminal

    Susy D for U.S. Secretary of State. Good diplomacy skills. Much better than Mike Popeo.

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Weekly Ad paper delivery

Hi All-

Does anyone know who delivers these ads with Aldi, Shop and Save, Butera etc ads every week. Sometimes I do not receive delivery and I am looking to pick one up if I can.
Thanks in advance!

  • Len

    In red plastic bag is dropped in your driveway by the Chicago Tribune

  • tribune. you can call them and tell them you do not want it

  • Bob

    Thanks to everyone for responding to my comment. I have notified them to try and have the weekly ads delivered. Sorry to here they are leaving piles of these ads in apt and condo complexes. I make sure the ads are picked up the same day, sorted and recycled. No reason to have to litter.

Jun 06

NBTA June 2018 Ride Has Been Re-Scheduled to June 23 at 11 AM #ChiNBT

The North Branch Trail Alliance of Greater Chicago June 9 ride has been rescheduled. All else remains the same (time and starting location):

**Rescheduled**
NBTA Farmers' Market Ride 2018
Saturday, June 23 at 11:00 am
Starting at the Glenview Farmer's Market

More ride information here:
https://mailchi.mp/08aa508cbcab/rescheduled_nbta_june_2018_farmers_market_ride

For those that registered for the ride, we apologize for any inconvenience this change creates to your schedule. We hope you can still join us on June 23! It's going to be fun as we spend our money supporting our local businesses and do our part for neighborhood economic development (while having fun of course!).

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kid friendly and free festival in Old Irving park!

Hey parents. Looking for a free event to enjoy with the kiddos this summer? Look no further. Come out and enjoy the LYDIA Hope Fest in the Old Irving Park neighborhood in Chicago.

Jun 03

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