2 days ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Locksmith Recommendations

Hey Everyone,

I need to have the locks changed at the condo I closed on (and if possible, have them on the same key; right now the deadbolt and regular handle have separate keys).

All responses appreciated. Thanks!

  • To see if your two existing locks can be keyed alike try to insert the key from one lock into the other. It will not open it but you just want to see if it will enter. If it does then remove one lock (the easy one) and take it...

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    To see if your two existing locks can be keyed alike try to insert the key from one lock into the other. It will not open it but you just want to see if it will enter. If it does then remove one lock (the easy one) and take it and both keys to the locksmith. He will key the lock you bring to the key for the other lock.
    There are some cases where this will not work (one key is longer than the other for example) but it usually will.
    Note: You did not say if the deadbolt is key on both sides or key / knob. If key on both take the knob lock with both keys to change the knob.

  • Spam Alert Don't be selling your used junk up in here, okay?

    Pls report shahid for foreign spam.

5 days ago

Updated 8 hours ago

    Chicago's Safest And Most Dangerous Neighborhoods Based On Shootings
    Last week I posted on Chicago's safest and most dangerous neighborhoods based on the murder rate. Although that's a pretty popular way for people to make a determination of a neighborhood's relative safety it's actually a pretty narrow definition. A lot of bad things an happen to people without them getting murdered.
    http://www.chicagonow.com
  • Mute Mute Me

    Its a sad state of affairs when citizens are more worried about being discriminated against by the police vs being a victim of crime by a non police officer.

    In 2016 stop and frisks went down 80% here in chicago. Anyone know if crime went up any ?

    Id like to think cops still profile but i dont know. They stop profiling me when i stopped driving my cutlass with ttops tinted windows and sound system and moved out of that ghetto called uptown.

  • Weebis SWCC Vet. (Ret.)

    David 1929, I agree that is the current state of policing in Chicongo and crook county, but if the CPD rank and file was to tour/patrol in a "fetal" fashion, then they shouldn't be paid or collect benefits via the taxpayers for subpar law enforcement work. If CPD will not...

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    David 1929, I agree that is the current state of policing in Chicongo and crook county, but if the CPD rank and file was to tour/patrol in a "fetal" fashion, then they shouldn't be paid or collect benefits via the taxpayers for subpar law enforcement work. If CPD will not act as "The thin blue line," then what are civilians supposed to do to protect themselves? Turn vigilante? Or will it turn into a urban Lord of the Flies?

    The ACLU oversight on CPD street stops, Kimisha Foxx failing to charge or allowing violent felons "of color" to plea down heinous crimes, the local and national leftist msm's 'War on the Police,' which by the way, way initiated by Obama's anti-cop Department of Justice, and local politicians pandering to "the community," has had a chilling effect on proactive police work.

    The "Ferguson Effort" is real. Crime is up. Don't believe The media lies. They act as Emmanuel's personal stenographers as does CPD Superintendent " Special Ed."

    What's truly necessary is a Star Chamber to liquidate/neutralize the recedivist criminal element, and vote weak on crime politicians out of office.

Jun 16

Updated 10 hours ago

Jeff Park Affordable Housing Opponent John Garrido Caught Violating City Ethics Law

John Garrido (CPD Lt. John Garrido/Former losing 45th Ward aldermanic candidate John Garrido/Leading outspoken opponent of the Jefferson Park affordable housing project John Garrido/(Likely) fake EveryBlock name-user John Garrido) VIOLATED the city's Ethics ordinance, per a report released June 15,2017: See the list of names, John Garrido is number 28, on the list linked from this 6/15/17 City Press Release:
https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/ethics/provdrs/statements_of_financialinterests/news/2017/june/FIS-Viol-2017.html
"June 15, 2017
Employees and Officials Who Did Not Timely File Statements of Financial Interests

Employees and Officials who violated the Ethics Ordinance for failure to timely file 2017 Statements of Financial Interests"

    City of Chicago :: Employees and Officials Who Did Not Timely File Statements of Financial Interests
    Businesses & Professionals Artists & Entertainers Builders Caregivers Contractors Cultural Organizations Developers Educators Existing Businesses Food Service Establishments
    https://www.cityofchicago.org
  • R.R. get a life and a job and quite living off use working people. I think you would be a good cop .

  • Mute Mute Me

    ok let me see if i follow. i know im late to the party but robert used to date this cop? it was a really nasty break up i gather?

5 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Lost cat !

White with black face. 3 year old Himalayan. Shaved body. Furry paws.

Last seen Thursday Nov 16.

Lives on the 5100 W Berenice

6 days ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Found Cat Tabby with white chest and paws male

Grace and Narragansett Ave. Very affectionate. Checking tomorrow if microchipped. Posting on Lost Cats Illinois - Facebook as well. Very nice boy - was very hungry. I bathed his chest and paws so his picture might not be a very good representation. In my home tonight and my own cats are in the basement. Let me know if you or someone you know is missing this guy.

  • SussetteH Chicago Resident for 27 Years

    Bluebelle
    Here is the copied text from Next Door post. There are some pics but can't seem to attach to this comment. I looked at the face marking and I could swear it is the same cat. Please call the number to verify. Thank you.
    "
    Michelle Martin, Southeast Portage Park
    Lost Tabby Cat

    My beautiful KittyBoy ran out last night and hasn't returned. Please contact if found. 773-612-7398. He has 4 white paws and white belly. He is about 11 pds, beautiful stripes.
    "

  • Mute Mute Me

    Fingers crossed its that cat!

24 hours ago

Leadership by Example

We need more of this kind of help in the ward...

FROM:http://wgntv.com/2017/11/15/chicago-police-officer-recruits-volunteers-to-help-veteran-renovate-his-newsstand/
CHICAGO -- For the past seven years, Air Force veteran Anthony Johnson has been selling newspapers out of a beaten up stand at the corner of Milwaukee and Faragutt. Chicago Police Lieutenant John Garrido connected with Anthony about a year ago and decided to give Anthony a better place to sell his newspapers.

Garrido posted a Facebook Live video asking for help. Volunteers stepped up, and they spent...

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We need more of this kind of help in the ward...

FROM:http://wgntv.com/2017/11/15/chicago-police-officer-recruits-volunteers-to-help-veteran-renovate-his-newsstand/
CHICAGO -- For the past seven years, Air Force veteran Anthony Johnson has been selling newspapers out of a beaten up stand at the corner of Milwaukee and Faragutt. Chicago Police Lieutenant John Garrido connected with Anthony about a year ago and decided to give Anthony a better place to sell his newspapers.

Garrido posted a Facebook Live video asking for help. Volunteers stepped up, and they spent the last few weeks transforming this stand.

All of this was done with the help of local sponsors like Tony Marino of Marino Jeep. They took Johnson to the local Dick's Sporting Goods and bought Johnson all new winter attire to help him stay warm.

Johnson makes about $120 a week from his newsstand, and most of the time, he's just trying to by. He says he sleeps outdoors more often than indoors. So, John set up a GoFundMe account to help with Anthony's living expenses.

"While this is not a long term fix, our hope is this will give Anthony a chance to get a leg up to take care of himself down the road. We will also look into other resources that may be available to him as a vet," the GoFundMe page says.

Today, the newsstand looks brand new, and artist Peter Bucks is painting two murals on the stand.

The new and improved newsstand will be unveiled Thursday night at 5:30 p.m.
(See story link to vide video)

    Chicago police officer, volunteers help veteran renovate his newsstand
    CHICAGO -- For the past seven years, Air Force veteran Anthony Johnson has been selling newspapers out of a beaten up stand at the corner of Milwaukee and Faragutt. Chicago Police Lieutenant John Garrido connected with Anthony about a year ago and decided to give Anthony a better place to sell his newspapers.
    http://wgntv.com

Jul 30 2014

Updated 35 hours ago

Splendid Soap Shop

I just found a wonderful little shop at Irving Park Rd and Mead (across from The Portage Theatre) called Distinct Bath and Body.
They sell handmade soap (made on site), bath salts, scrubs, face masks, shaving soaps, loofahs, etc.
Everything smells wonderful and the owner is friendly and attentive.
If you love artisinal bath products, you gotta check it out!

  • Forgot to mention axe throwing, Culver's and Binny's too. haha

  • Spam Alert Don't be selling your used junk up in here, okay?

    Was kind of irritated to feel tricked into "liking" a three+ year-old thread that someone bumped. Then read all the friendly, informative comments (ax throwing aside) and am glad I did! Hope the shop prospers in its new location.

Nov 06

Updated 43 hours ago

FOUND SIAMESE

On Saturday night, we found a Siamese cat around keystone and montrose. He is a young un-neutered male. Very sweet, and not chipped. Please note, this is not the missing cat named Jon Snow.

Oct 11

Updated 45 hours ago

Disabled Parking Signs Front Of Home

A close friend of mine applied for the Handicapped signs be placed in front of his home. They denied it because they said he has a garage. Well there are three other people on this block that have the signs in front of their homes and each has a 2 1/2 car garage, one on next block same thing! He sent in an appeal and is waiting the results, if he is denied again, then what, The garage he has...

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A close friend of mine applied for the Handicapped signs be placed in front of his home. They denied it because they said he has a garage. Well there are three other people on this block that have the signs in front of their homes and each has a 2 1/2 car garage, one on next block same thing! He sent in an appeal and is waiting the results, if he is denied again, then what, The garage he has is used for storage, 8 people living in the house all fully grown. He said he saw the Dept of Finance van come by on this last Monday, but he was on his way to a Dr's appt and could not stop and talk to the man.

It is a long walk 1 1/2 blocks to get to his house with walker or crutches.
Thank you

  • joanie 20+ year Resident of Jefferson Park

    This entire thread is why I'm not a fan of all the density being pushed in our area. People are at each others throats over parking spaces and taking swipes at the elderly and disabled who may need to park closer to their home.

    Smartypants, I just had my Driver's...

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    This entire thread is why I'm not a fan of all the density being pushed in our area. People are at each others throats over parking spaces and taking swipes at the elderly and disabled who may need to park closer to their home.

    Smartypants, I just had my Driver's License renewed and the State of Illinois requires medical certification for certain medical and disabling conditions. Seniors in the higher age brackets are retested more frequently.

    You don't have MD after your name, let the pros take care of the testing.

  • The convoluted logic in some of these arguments is maddening. Smartypants is leading the pack right now.

Nov 14

Updated 46 hours ago

Any recommendations on medicar?

I broke my ankle and had surgery on it last Monday. I have a dr's appt on the 20th and needless to say, I can't walk and I have 6 steps into and out of my house. I need to call a medicar to get me down the steps and to the dr. Any recommendations on who to call?

Thanks!

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

    Your insurance may cover home care, if it does not cover a private ambulance

  • We found NEWT, NonEmergencywheelchairtransport.com. They have an electric stair chair and do a great job. 630-542-6398

3 days ago

Jul 14

Updated 4 days ago

New Mexican Restaurant

Hey Everyone,

Noticed a sign a few doors down from the Binny's (in the old Pineda's Taco spot) that a Mexican restaurant is opening soon.

This little shopping center is really shaping up to be a great place. Looking forward to it.

  • joanie 20+ year Resident of Jefferson Park

    Good to know, thanks.

  • I saw a food truck parked on that strip. It was from Taco Grill and Salsa Bar. We tried it and enjoyed it. They have a salsa bar on board the food truck, yummy.
    www.TacoGrillAurora.com is their website for anyone interested in checking out. They do cater, it said so on their truck.

Nov 15

Updated 4 days ago

Home Damage from Peoples Gas/NPL Line Work on Cornelia by Chopin Park?

Hi neighbors. If you live on Cornelia west of Long where the Peoples Gas/NPL line work has been taking place over the past few weeks, be sure to carefully inspect your home's foundation, walls and ceilings.

In our home, the ceilings closest to the street where the work has been taking place are showing a substantial amount cracking since they started work in late October.

For those who aren't home during working hours, the work currently taking place requires a...

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Hi neighbors. If you live on Cornelia west of Long where the Peoples Gas/NPL line work has been taking place over the past few weeks, be sure to carefully inspect your home's foundation, walls and ceilings.

In our home, the ceilings closest to the street where the work has been taking place are showing a substantial amount cracking since they started work in late October.

For those who aren't home during working hours, the work currently taking place requires a substantial amount of pounding that actually "shakes" your home from the bottom up.

I have contacted the Alderman's office as well as People's Gas directly about this, but wanted to spread the word to those who might be similarly affected and not even know it.

  • Absolutely. It stinks, but they do it and get away with it. Chances for damage increase in colder weather. "Before" photos would be your best proof-basis for claims of damage.

    As new gas lines came in a few years back, I watched heavy equipment get driven over yards and sidewalks,...

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    Absolutely. It stinks, but they do it and get away with it. Chances for damage increase in colder weather. "Before" photos would be your best proof-basis for claims of damage.

    As new gas lines came in a few years back, I watched heavy equipment get driven over yards and sidewalks, damaging both. I pressed for replacement and they sent some jerkw@d who showed me lo-res photo captures he said came from video taken prior to the work. The images seemed to depict the new damage as pre-existing, with blurs or debris obscuring all detail, like they'd been messed with in Photoshop. I wasn't buyin it and said the coloring in the images looked weird, like before and after frames were put into one, the guy gave-up and marked the damaged sections for replacement.

  • It's always pre existing. They will come back with Google photos from 8 years ago that we had a tree and thats what caused uneven side walks not the heavy equipment driving on sidewalk and digging on sidewalk, They will also take all your good dirt and will replace with...

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    It's always pre existing. They will come back with Google photos from 8 years ago that we had a tree and thats what caused uneven side walks not the heavy equipment driving on sidewalk and digging on sidewalk, They will also take all your good dirt and will replace with sand or ground stone, When they finally return to replace lawn, they will take out 2 inches of sand/stone and replace wtth 2 inches of weed infested dirt and give instructions for watering, when sod starts turning brown, its your fault for not watering, can't grow sod on stone/sand. Take lots of photos before the start and during
    if you can, probably still won't help. They fired the sub contractor who did our area because of damage and so many complaints but never fixed the damage.

Nov 13

Updated 4 days ago

Sirens/Milwaukee Ave 11pm last night - 12 squad cards

Anyone know what happened last night. at 11pm 12 or more squad cars were ripping down Milwaukee headed South near Montrose.

  • Brushman4 Serving the best since "53"

    Maybe they should open up a marijuana depository with a drive up liquor store and an escort service! That would cover most of the bases.

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    Not crack use around that area

Nov 11

Updated 5 days ago

XSport on Irving Park - Lock your doors!

Hey neighbors! My husband returned to his car after a workout to find a young man rummaging through the trunk of our car. The young man then got into an awaiting car and they drove off slowly. Yes, my husband called the police but he hasn't heard anything regarding filing a report, go figure.

  • My son has had 2 thefts at different XSport locations from the lockers... I think they are running their own theft ring myself... they don't give a rat about doing anything about it either... one was Lakeview and the other was either Portage or Norridge... I mean you have cameras, why are you not catching the scumbags doing this? Pathetic!

  • Jennifer...Cameras in locker rooms is a no no

6 days ago

Nov 12

Updated 6 days ago

Does the Post Office still deliver mail on SATURDAY?

For the last two Saturdays we have had no mail delivered. I have a mis-delivered piece of mail that has been sitting on top of my box since Friday so I know no one has delivered any mail. I am in the 60630 area

Nov 10

Updated Nov 14

Can I borrow a Large cat crate?

I recently rescued a stray cat from my backyard but need to train her to use litter box. I was hoping someone had a large cage that could fit a litter box and bed that I can perhaps borrow?

  • Try laser-pointing a twisting trail to treats for happy and nimble cats. :-)

    KristinaS. That would work fine. Did you already ask Portage Pk Animal Hosp if they're okay with that idea? What pet's name should we put on the bag?

  • KristinaS New to the area

    Hi NW-Sider! I have not had a chance to call them yet, super busy with work, not even sure when we can get over there. I hope to get back to you within a few days :) Thanks so much for all your help :) It is really appreciated!

May 19

Updated Nov 14

Radiator removal

Hey people! We need a radiator removed/capped and hauled away. Any/all recommendations appreciated. Thanks!

  • ? Could try Mike @ Father & Son (plumbing/sewer). If he's open to the task, Mike's a great guy and charges reasonably. Highly recommended on EB by Tami* originally -- now us too.
    Address: 3815 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60618 Phone: (773) 267-7383

  • B! Nice neighbor

    Thanks!

  • Was Mike able to help you with this? We need 6 radiators removed and hauled away. Thanks.

Oct 28

Updated Nov 14

    Man critically wounded in Portage Park shooting
    A man was shot and critically wounded early Saturday in the Portage Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side. At 3:47 a.m., the 20-year-old suffered gunshot wounds to his abdomen, back, arm and buttocks in the 5800 block of West Waveland, according to Chicago Police.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com
  • Fisch Web Developer / Musician

    Gonzo, that PDF you shared shows the 5800 block of Waveland still in Portage Park as well. ;)

  • My bad, I was thinking of wellington.

Nov 14

Maliya Porter from the 5700 block of West Mon...

Maliya Porter from the 5700 block of West Montrose has been reported as missing. Anyone with information should contact Area North detectives at (312) 744-8200. https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/15-year-old-girl-reported-missing-from-portage-park-2/

    15-year-old girl reported missing from Portage Park
    Police are asking for the public's help in locating a 15-year-old girl reported missing Monday from the Portage Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side. Maliya Porter is missing Monday from the 5700 block of West Montrose, according to a missing person alert from Chicago Police.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com

Nov 14

St Pat's Vendor and Crafts Fair

This Saturday the 18th St Pats HS at Austin and Belmont will be hosting it's annual Vendor Fair. There are some great and unique Gift items on sale, from Jewelry and Watches to Wines and Handmade Crafts.

Nov 14

New Sidewalks at Chopin.

Wow the city actually used their brains this time, they were replacing some gas/sewer/water lines not sure exactly what it was under the road and at the same time tore up and redid the pretty bad sidewalks around the park.

Oct 25

Updated Nov 13

We don't need this.

Take this away. It is in front of Vitamin Shoppe.

  • Inactive user: my first big laugh of the day! However, it makes me sad that people have to resort to that sort of thing to make a point. Apparently a world full of garbage doesn't bother some people. If they're driving, it's even easier. They drop it in someone else's neighborhood and don't have to look at it. Then it looks like WE are the ones who don't care.

  • Mute Mute Me

    Kinda like the death penalty doesnt deter murder? Well it keeps me from killing people. Some people need a taste of their own medicine. Its been proven lots of people dont learn a lesson until it personally affects them.

Nov 09

Updated Nov 12

Electrician

Hi, can anyone recommend a reliable plumber who can provide references? I need to have an outdoor outlet installed, and would be grateful for recommendations. Thank you!

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    Hiring a plumber is not good, I made that mistake myself. Everytime I turned on the lights water came out the light fixtures.

  • You can call Rick from G. Electrical at 312-720-7474. Local electrician in Portage Park area.

Nov 12

Nov 01

Updated Nov 11

Post Office on Irving Park/Narragansett

I don't suppose I need to go into detail...however, the Post Office on Irving Park and Narragansett is much to be desired...meaning the employees there are terribly rude and I am not just speaking of one person...most that I have come into contact with...as well as the post man....and can anyone tell me why he wears a towel over his head and eyes? He wears this towel winter, spring, summer and fall. At first I thought it was because of...

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I don't suppose I need to go into detail...however, the Post Office on Irving Park and Narragansett is much to be desired...meaning the employees there are terribly rude and I am not just speaking of one person...most that I have come into contact with...as well as the post man....and can anyone tell me why he wears a towel over his head and eyes? He wears this towel winter, spring, summer and fall. At first I thought it was because of allergies as it was in the springtime when I first noticed it...but it is all seasons. Anyway, I digress...I don't believe anyone ought to lose their job, however, maybe the city can transfer these employees around from area to area...it is usually the first 6 months when they are new that they are polite and helpful....after that...forgetaboutit! As I am writing this my stomach is turning because I have a package to send...I think I will go to the one on Fullerton and Sheffield....that way the rudeness and inefficiency won't affect me so much because it isn't in the area that I represent and live in. Have a good day!

  • We have had the same mail carrier for years. He is family to each of us, a genuine friendly caring man. His name is Jetta.

    Too bad the front desk at the post office can't learn a thing or two from him.

  • In my limited experience at this particular post office (3-4 visits tops), I have nothing bad to say about the staff.

May 11

Updated Nov 11

    Ald. Arena pledges to bring 50 CHA units to the ward
    by BRIAN NADIG Alderman John Arena (45th) has pledged to bring 50 Chicago Housing Authority-sponsored apartments to the 45th Ward by the end of his term in the spring of 2019. Arena and six other aldermen recently signed the pledge as part of an effort that they say will help end segregation on the North and Northwest Side.
    http://nadignewspapers.com
  • It would have been totally different if Arena didn't declare war on his constituents. I found out back in April the state wasn't going to fund this fiasco and the more people like RR continue, the less likely 5150 will come to pass.

  • noman50 in this together

    Isn’t it part of Arena’s responsibility to at least make an attempt to sell his aspirational projects to constituents in his ward? You know, work with the people living around here, who have some “skin in the game” on major ideas bubbling up by the powers that be. I would think that if he feels very strongly about an issue he would want to effectively marshal as much public support. Or doesn’t he think this kind of way of governance is possible?

Oct 30

Updated Nov 11

Do you want to provide an outdoor kitty with a heated home during winter?

I bought this one on Amazon and we love it, the kitty loves it too. It was only about $45. There are so many feral cats in our area and they keep the rat population to a minimum for us so the least we can do is provide homes for some of them. If you have a covered outdoor area with an outlet you can plug this in, takes very minimal power to run. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004ZJOH06/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 here is a picture of the kitty in my backyard enjoying her house.

  • Laurie53 Parkside Neighbor

    Kristina S and others who help...... thanks so much for taking care of the outdoor/ feral cats. Our recently trapped rescued kitten is going off to her new home today. We have other cats and can’t keep her. It’s a lot of work but well worth it.🐱

  • KristinaS New to the area

    You are awesome Laurie53!!!

Nov 09

Updated Nov 10

Movers

Hey all! Trying to see if anyone knows of a company that could move a big piano from my mothers house to junk. I’ve posted on Craigslist giving it away for free no responses and this needs to go ASAP but need help getting it out
Thanks!

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    Call steve ramirez 773 449 -7614

  • Junk militia
    Great father son team.
    His son was in army.
    Call Tim
    ‭+1 (708) 323-7560‬

Nov 03

Updated Nov 09

postal service

Suggest people with postal problems email congressman Mike Quigley. His office helped me when I complained about postal employees parking in "No Parking" areas while they walk around delivering mail on our narrow streets, and causing dangerous conditions at intersections.

  • The original post is well meaning but not very effective. The Executive branch, not Congress, is responsible for how US government agencies and department operate. The influence of your local Congressman on the USPS is limited, since all Congress does with the USPS is approve their requests for rate increases...

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    The original post is well meaning but not very effective. The Executive branch, not Congress, is responsible for how US government agencies and department operate. The influence of your local Congressman on the USPS is limited, since all Congress does with the USPS is approve their requests for rate increases and budgets and changes to the days upon which mau[il is delivered.

    The USPS is organised like a private business, which means that the local postmasters are responsible to regional managers and to the independent security group that monitors mail for theft and mishandling, the Postal Inspectors.

    Each post office has service complaint forms which go to the local PO's postmaster. ou keep a paper copy. The online USPS.com website has a similar form which is sent to the office of the Postmaster Generl, and copied to the postal Inspection group and the local postmaster. I recommend the online form because it cannot be intercepted or lost. You can print a copy of your online submission, which gets a tracking number.

  • Regarding paying bills online, many people, including those who use online services are unclear on how it works.

    The way to minimise your chances of identity theft is to limit the number of organizations with whom you voluntarily share personal information. Paying bills is not a leak of the information...

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    Regarding paying bills online, many people, including those who use online services are unclear on how it works.

    The way to minimise your chances of identity theft is to limit the number of organizations with whom you voluntarily share personal information. Paying bills is not a leak of the information needed for identity theft. At most, it can be used in combination with public information to compromise that particular account.

    Whether you physically mail a paper check or have your bank handle the transaction, the information in that transaction is the same. The one easiest to be lost or stolen is USPS mail.

    If you wish to reduce exposure of personal information, do not directly pay bills at each payees site by credit card; have your bank do it. Set up the payments with them, they use direct electronic transfer when possible and send checks at no cost to you when not. Those payments contain the account number that the merchant has assigned to you and the bank's account number, not yours.

    You can use online bank payment services just like writing checks. You can maintain a check register, enter the transaction number and amount assigned to each payment. If a paper check mailed by the bank does not clear within 10 business days, your bankl notifies you. You can print copies of transactions individually, or in groups. Most banks will still mail you a monthly paper statement unless you opt for email.

    When necessary to pay at a website, use Paypal or a similar service, which will not reveal your credit card number to the merchant, or one of the credit cards with 0 liability for online fraud. When possible, using an aggregation site like Amazon, Alibaba or Walmart will let you buy from many merchants while sharing limted crdit card account information only with the aggregator.

Apr 19 2014

Updated Nov 08

Homeless Man On Six Corners

I haven't seen the homeless man that sits in the bus enclosure on Irving park near cicero for about 2 weeks now. He is the man that never begs and has been out there a few years now. Does anyone know what happen to him?

  • Kapel2 Neighborhood Resident

    Thank you Lindsey for being so instrumental in helping Joe and so many other local homeless folks re-integrate into a more normal life. You are truly a blessing to the community! As time allows I will send you and/or Gayle a note as to how my wife and I came to know about Joe and we will be sending another card for him and making a donation to HTH ministries.

  • Kapel Local Resident

    Hi Lindsey P L, I am getting ready to send a donation to HTH Ministries and was wondering if Joe is still in the nursing home and basically how he's doing. I will be sending a card for him with the donation if you guys still have contact with him.

Nov 01

Updated Nov 07

Whats going on at portage park

A neighbor friend was walking through portage park around irving and central and saw a rolled up carpet on the grass. He just about flipped when it moved , a guy was sleeping in carpet.Why so many homeless in park lately can't city help them out?

Oct 30

Updated Nov 07

Central and Waveland

There was a question asked in another thread about what the status is at the empty lot at Central and Waveland. There was a meeting at Chicago academy in the spring about a Alzheimer’s memory development to be built. Is this one going to stay vacant as long as the Belmont and Narragansett site?

  • Maggiemay 45 year resident @ PP

    I'm surprised they haven't found any dead body in there yet. It's gonna turn into a dumping ground soon

  • This is another project just like the one at Belmont and Narragansett that just sits. It’s a shame there is no transparency with Villegas. Locking back it’s a good thing many residents got involved in stopping Villegas from pushing thru that section-8 housing development. Everyone should be Leary of what is going on with these 2 areas.

Nov 06

Updated Nov 07

Found Male Black Lab in Jeff Park

Dog found in Jefferson Park near St. Constance Church (Menard & Strong). He's a very friendly, large black Lab - probably about 90-100 lbs. No collar / tags, but he's obviously missed by someone - he's a sweetheart & knows basic commands. Took him to the Jeff Park police station to scan him for a chip.

Oct 27

Updated Nov 07

White and Gray Kitten

I live on 6100 block of West Byron. I was seeing a little gray/white kitty for a few weeks and wanted to try and rescue him if I could but haven't seem him now for over a week. I'm guessing he was born in the spring so he's still small but not tiny anymore. Just wondering if anyone on Berenice or Dakin or Grace have seen him? He was then also seen on 6300 block of West Warwick just this...

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I live on 6100 block of West Byron. I was seeing a little gray/white kitty for a few weeks and wanted to try and rescue him if I could but haven't seem him now for over a week. I'm guessing he was born in the spring so he's still small but not tiny anymore. Just wondering if anyone on Berenice or Dakin or Grace have seen him? He was then also seen on 6300 block of West Warwick just this past Wednesday. They tried to coax him inside but the kitty ran away. It was also noticed at that time he had an eye injury so now I'm desperately wanting to find out where he might be so I can get help from cat rescue to try and trap him and get him off the streets soon!! Please, if anyone has seen him, please let me know. He looked similar to the cat in this photo but smaller and not sure of gray markings, he had more white hair I believe but I could never get close enough to know for sure. Thank you!

  • If it's a kitten you have a good chance to get it socialized. Can you get a trap from PAWS or animal cruelty? Thank you for trying to help Fabiola.Get in touch with Chicagoland Cat Rescue Discussion Group, maybe they can help.

  • Many, many blessings to all of you helping the animals!

Nov 04

Updated Nov 06

water seepage in basement

Did anyone else get water in basement because of the foundation cracks? It's been raining a lot lately.

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  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    Tried it before lasted 5 years then had it redone three more times still seepage not a permanent solution need to install drain tile and waterproof barrier and pump ,especially since I will refinish basement.

Nov 03

Updated Nov 06

Auto Body Repair Recommendations

Our 2003 Toyota Corolla has finally started to show signs of rust on the body. Can anyone please recommend a local body shop that does minor repairs?

In the past EveryBlock helped me to find an auto repair shop that is the best! Hoping that lightning might strike twice.

  • the poster is referring to a rust repair.
    to give deeper insight on cost, those that had work done at any of the places listed

    was it a rust repair?
    what was the damage to your car?
    what was the total cost for the repair?

  • Thank you Inactive user. Yes, it's for a natural rust issue, not general auto repair.

Nov 01

Updated Nov 06

Early a.m. to Midway

Visiting guest has to be at Midway for a 6:30 a.m. flight and we can't take him. The quote just doubled on his ride-share app. Anyone know an independently licensed taxi or Lyft/Uber driver that can offer a flat rate to Midway at 5 am?

  • Look B4 you leap ...
    "Jack Sprat" was commonly used for people of small stature in the 16th century

  • Brushman4 Serving the best since "53"

    Also skinny guys with a fat wife!

Nov 06

    Garrido Stray Rescue Foundation
    Please Share: Female found at Irving and Menard. No tags, no chip. Please have owner contact the 16th District at 312-742-4480. Owner must show proof of ownership.
    https://m.facebook.com

Nov 06

    5 New Bars and Eateries Redefining Chicago's Northwest Side | Neighborhoods.com
    Chicago's Northwest side has some great new bars and restaurants that are redfining their neighborhoods. visit Neighborhoods.com to see some of Chicago's newest bars and eateries.
    https://www.neighborhoods.com

Nov 06

Oct 29

Updated Nov 05

Doctor recommendation

Hi there, looking for a good general doctor preferably out of Lutheran General who has a good bedside manner. Any suggestions? Thanks

  • I put in Ciszek's name back at the begining of this post with all his info, phone number address, room number, etc. and it is no longer there. So thanks Paul, for putting it in again.

  • Brushman4 Serving the best since "53"

    What's up with that, are you Ciszek's PR firm?

Nov 04

Updated Nov 05

Gunshots by Chopin Park

I know this has already been posted about but I imagined I’d post as well since I have a bit more details. Today at 4 am I heard two gunshots followed by about a ten second break along with another two gunshots. I live couple houses from Chopin Park and curious if anyone else heard it or heard somewhere where it happened. I’ve lived here for 17 years and can’t remember a time I directly heard gunshots in our area

  • Nope. Do you know where I can find who it is?

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

    Try calling the police district. You can also get a schedule of CAPS meetings.

Oct 12

Updated Nov 05

Anybody have a great pediatrician and OBGYN (and hospital) they would recommend?

I'm looking for a great OBGYN and a good hospital to have my baby at. (I've looked at the hospital reviews and because of them I'm kind of wanting to have my baby in another state at this point.) Please help! I also haven't been able to find a pediatrician or OB with great reviews who is nearby. I'd prefer someone close but am willing to go downtown too. Thank you so much for recommendations! I really appreciate it 😊

  • For an OB/GYN, hands down, I recommend Dr. Micah Garb at Northwestern-Lake Forest. We just delivered our first at Lake Forest in March. I know it is a bit of a drive, ( but if you were looking at going as far as out of state, I imagine you don't...

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    For an OB/GYN, hands down, I recommend Dr. Micah Garb at Northwestern-Lake Forest. We just delivered our first at Lake Forest in March. I know it is a bit of a drive, ( but if you were looking at going as far as out of state, I imagine you don't mind a bit of a commute.) Long story short, I began seeing Dr. Garb when he was at a private practice in Streetorville. He's fantastic enough that I followed him to the burbs. When choosing a hospital to deliver it, we primarily looked at Swedish, Prentice, and Lake Forest. I, too, was unimpressed with Swedish. Our delivery experience at Lake Forest was hands-down the best it could have been. The staff was amazing, and we felt like we were the only patients there. I was also a high risk pregnancy, and never once doubted any care or advice we received.

    As far as a pediatrician, we're going to a Northwestern affiliated office at North & Clyborn. We've seen all but one of the Drs. there, and it's been kinda 'meh'. Definitely haven't clicked with any of the Doctors or been impressed, but not bad enough that I'd say to steer clear. PM me if you have any questions, best of luck, and congratulations!!!

  • Illinois Masonic was fantastic. The level of personal attention and care was incredible, and they don't rush you out of there, unlike Prentiss, which we were warned is baby factory. Their ObGyn faculty group has a lot of great doctors. Dr Melissa Dennis, Dr Popper.

    We also highly recommend our pediatrician--Dr Nava Segall. She's with Lurie Children's but sees infants at Illinois Masonic as well.

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