11 hours ago

Stolen Packages

In just this past week I have had some packages go missing. At first I thought, well maybe they delivered to the wrong address and waited a day to see if they would turn up. Well the next day I cam home and just happen to see out of the corner of my eye a brown box with a label that looks very familiar. Low and behold there was the remains of my package with no contents inside. Along with a neighbors shredded package and missing contents as well! WTF man!!! I mean they literally opened the box up like 10ft from my door and just left the box there empty and sad.

2 days ago

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

60614 / Lincoln Park US Post Office on Clark is Awful, Hiring Carriers Who Can Not Read

I have been calling the Lincoln Park/60614 center for 2 days. The recording says to stay on the line for the next available agent but then goes directly to an off-site "operator" recording that was not answered for at least 4 minutes before I hung up. I was not able to even leave a message.

Yesterday, the mail truck delivered a package on my front stoop in direct sight of any thieves walking by. Obviously, this carrier does not know...

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I have been calling the Lincoln Park/60614 center for 2 days. The recording says to stay on the line for the next available agent but then goes directly to an off-site "operator" recording that was not answered for at least 4 minutes before I hung up. I was not able to even leave a message.

Yesterday, the mail truck delivered a package on my front stoop in direct sight of any thieves walking by. Obviously, this carrier does not know how to read:

1. The sign on the door says to leave packages in the lobby.
2. The address label states to leave the package in the lobby. I now make that part of my address under the house number and street, above the "Chicago, IL 60614".

The package could have even been left behind the noticeable (to the carrier) brick hall wall by the door but out of street sight.

Then the carried LIED; the text sent to me saying it was delivered said it was "Left with and Individual". No, it wasn't. Yesterday, someone did answer at the carrier station just after 5pm saying they were closed.

  • At one time I too thought they were hiring illiterate carriers, mostly because we received so much mail that was not ours. I now believe the problem is that so many carriers are talking on a Bluetooth device while doing their route, and are not paying attention to what they are doing

  • old town 82 long time Old Town Triangle resident

    Always problems with mail in 60614. Call US Congressman Quigley's office (5th Congressional District) . Theres a staff member who deals with US Postal Service issues.

  • Carol K. in Chicago, IL Medical Coder

    Yes, I lived there for 23 years and mail delivery was terrible the entire time. It's not that they didn't see the message to leave the package in the lobby; they simply do not care. I had wrong mail delivered all the time and my mail was delivered elsewhere and...

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    Yes, I lived there for 23 years and mail delivery was terrible the entire time. It's not that they didn't see the message to leave the package in the lobby; they simply do not care. I had wrong mail delivered all the time and my mail was delivered elsewhere and I sometime received it up to a year late. There was no consistent mail delivery time and we would get mail delivered at 8:30 at night. That also happens at my new 60610 address, but at least we're more likely to get our mail and our packages are left inside.

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Package Thief

Package was stole just 10 mins after Fedex dropped it off.
https://ring.com/share/6475734277667887018

    Ring #AlwaysHome
    Check out this video! I just captured it with my Ring Camera!
    https://ring.com
  • Artist girl Artist and Muscian

    I hope the police catch them. It is a very good image of the perp. Someone will likely identify them.

  • I just hope we find them and steer them in the right direction.

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Stolen Bikes (3)

Good morning,

Our three bikes were stolen within the past week or so. Please contact me if found! The police have also been notified.

I only have a picture of two of them (Scott brand, both mostly white). The third bike is lime green in color.

Any help appreciated!
Thank you!

  • M

    Thanks, Calliente! I appreciate that.

  • House-Frau Homemaker, mom, animal lover

    Those are pretty bikes! Where do u live&how were they stolen?

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Lost Kitten

Hi everyone - Our little grey and white kitten escaped this morning from Addison and Fremont. Kerri is about three pounds and fluffy. She is a foster kitten, so she hasn't been chipped yet. She is super friendly and loves a good cuddle, so if you see her, don't be afraid to pick her up! Please call if you find her, she's greatly missed already. Thanks so much! Randi, 916-765-5241

  • Good news, we found her! She had escaped into the stairwell and my neighbor had taken her in, then left for work. Thanks everyone for the messages. Luckily we got a happy ending!

  • Fantastic ... a special thank you to the neighbor!

Oct 04

Updated 5 days ago

Missing street postal boxes

This may be a rant, but it's a big concern. I walked from Waveland to Belmont (and beyond) (10 blocks) down Broadway and saw only ONE street mailbox on Patterson. No boxes all that stretch and on the side streets. To me, this is disturbing that there are no accessible street mail boxes.
Where do people mail their packages and mail? I know mail sent is down, but surely people mail bills, greeting cards, small packages. Luckily I'm near N. Marine Drive and Waveland where there's a mailbox, but I'm afraid the PO will take that one away.

5 days ago

Found bracelet

On Wilton near Belmont CTA stop, it says Emma on it.

6 days ago

Lost keys?

Found these keys on the sidewalk in front of 3245 N Ashland Ave today on the east side of the street. One of the keys has e a snakeskin pattern on it. Message me if you lost them and I can give them back.

Oct 10

Oct 09

MacBook lost

Hi
We lost a MacBook in lakeview somewhere near halsted and wolfram
It’s password protected and there is a reward for return

Oct 08

Updated Oct 09

Recommendations for cleaners

Hi all,
I live near Addison and Broadway. the last time I took a man's full length coat to the cleaners on the corner they charged $26 to clean.
I'm looking for reco's for cleaner that can clean (they all use the same solvent & techniques) a wool coat but for less money.
Suggestions?

  • We use
    CD One Price Cleaners
    4.6 stars (87) · Dry Cleaner
    2.0 mi · 2815 North Broadway
    (773) 296-0834
    Open until 8:00 PM

  • Barry-Regent, corner of Broadway & Wellington. Best dry cleaner in the city. Can't vouch for a lesser price. But worth every. single. penny.

  • SOS near the NE corner of Broadway & Irving. Jason and his wife run a great business. Been going to them for years.

Oct 09

Oct 07

Found koki bagatelle on Ashland & Diversey

Hi,

My husband found this bike bag on the intersection of Ashland & Diversey while on a walk just a few minutes ago (10/7/17). It has a plaid shirt inside and no name/id to match to owner. Is anyone missing this bag from their bike?

Oct 05

Studio 32 Is Open For Classes!

Excited to announce that Studio 32 at Racine and Wellington is now open! Studio 32 is a neighborhood workshop designed to be your go to space for any crafty project. Classes include sewing, crocheting, knitting, crafts for kids, halloween costume making and more. Please stop by say hi. We are open to whatever ideas you have or classes you want to see offered. Hope to see you soon!

https://studio32chicago.com/classes/

    CLASSES
    https://studio32chicago.com

Oct 04

9 of the scariest haunted houses in the suburbs

The 13th Floor, 1940 George St. Open weekends and select weekdays now through Oct. 31, as well as Nov. 3-4, which are special blackout days. Hours vary. General admission ticket prices vary by day. Go to 13thfloorchicago.com.

This article has 2 other Chicago locations (Show)

Evil Intentions, 900 Grace St. Open at 7:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday and select weekdays through Oct. 31. General admission tickets cost $25. Go to eihaunt.com.

Dungeon of Doom, 600 29th St. Open Friday through Sunday and select weekdays through Oct. 29, plus Tuesday, Oct. 31, and Nov. 3-4. Hours vary. Tickets start at $25. Go to dungeonofdoom.com.

    9 of the scariest haunted houses in the suburbs
    Ready for a good scare? Here are some of the bigger and better-known haunted houses open for business in the suburbs through Halloween. Dates and hours may change, and some are not suitable for children. So check before you go and have a frightful time!
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Sep 27

Updated Oct 04

Dog Walker in West Lakeview

Can someone please tell me how much they typically charge and recommendations please? I think I found a good one already but just want to make sure we are not over paying for the service. We have a 9 week old puppy, not sure if rates differ based on that?

  • future alderman future alderman

    first you're a walker, then an owner-make up your mind! and all you dog-walkers please PICK THE WASTE UP!

  • Since when are walkers not pet owners? I didn't know you couldn't be both. First I was an owner then a walker though. Actually the first company I worked for wouldn't even hire people who didn't have pets. Now that I think about it is that even legal? Can you s
    Discriminate based on pet ownership?!

Sep 30

Updated Oct 04

Is this anyone's lost beagle?

Just found this lovely beagle in Lakeview at Janssen and Byron, 60613. It's a female, and she seems to be a bit elderly. She is all bones mostly, so I think she has been missing for at least a week. We have bathed her and fed her, and will call PAWS tomorrow. If anyone knows where I can post or if anyone has lost a beagle, Please call or message me at 404-673-0856.

Oct 04

Oct 03

Say boo! Your guide to 2017 Halloween fun

1940 George St., 708-571-3326; www.13thfloorchicago.com

This article has 20 other Chicago locations (Show)

St. Pascal School, 6143 W. Irving Park Road, 773-736-8806; www.scarypopcorn.com

Clarendon Hills Park District Community Center, 315 W. Chicago Ave., 630-323-2626; www.clarendonhillsparkdistrict.org

Downers Grove Museum, 831 Maple Ave., 630-963-1309; www.dgparks.org

The Evanston Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd., 847-448-8252; www.cityofevanston.org

Little Beans Café, 430 Asbury Ave., www.eventbrite.com

Evanston History Center, 225 Greenwood St., 847-475-3410; www.davidparr.com

Our Lady of Perpetual Help parking lot, 1775 Grove St., www.olphglenview.org

3080 W. Lake Ave; 847-724-2620; www.ysgn.org

Blair Parking Lot, 355 W. Washington Ave., 847-234-4150; www.lakebluffparks.org

Cook Memorial Park, 600 N. Main St., (847) 526-4608; www.libertyville.com

River Trail Nature Center, 3120 Milwaukee Ave., 847-824-8360; www.fpdcc.com

Pleasant Home, 217 Home Ave., 708-383-2654; www.pleasanthome.org

Fox Park, 624 S. Oak Park Ave., 708-725-2000; www.pdop.org

Cheney Mansion, 220 N. Euclid Ave., www.pdop.org

Maple Park, 1105 S. Maple Ave., www.pdop.org

The River Forest Public Library and Centennial Park, 735 Lathrop Ave., 708-366-6660; www.rfparks.com

Devonshire Cultural Center, 4400 Greenwood St., 847-674-1500, Ext. 2400; www.skokieparks.org

Spring Rock Park, 4400 Central Ave., www.wsparks.org.

Centennial Ice Rink, 2300 Old Glenview Road, 847-256-6100, www.wilmettepark.org

Hollywood Blvd., 1001 W. 75th St., 630-427-1880; www.hollywoodblvdcinema.com

    Say boo! Your guide to 2017 Halloween fun
    There is no shortage of spooky and not-so-spooky fun to be had for Halloween in the Chicago area. Everything from haunted walks and hayrides to shivery stories and costume parties. The list below is a sample of the Halloween fun. Check the websites of your local libraries and park districts for more Halloween-related events.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Sep 18 2012

Updated Oct 03

Jury Duty

I've been called for jury duty for the first time. I'm scheduled for the Daley Center.

Can anyone answer the following questions:

Is there WiFi in the jury holding room?
Can we eat or drink in the jury holding room?
Should I pack a lunch or are we released to get something to eat?
It says on my summons that cameras are not permitted. Does that mean they will hold my smart phone all day because it has a camera?

Does anyone have any other words of advice?

(I really didn't know where to post this, so I picked Lake View since I live there.)

  • One tip is that depending on your place of employment, you may need to hand over the check to your employer in order to get the day off as a paid day. Check with your HR dept. Last time I was at Daley, 2 years ago, they gave an hour lunch. But seriously, if you can afford the time, I would encourage you to perform your jury duty service and not try some weak excuse to get out of it.

  • d3 NOH

    You can delay it 11 weeks automatically of the first time doesn't work too.

Oct 03

Oct 02

10 police cars on Wellington

Hi, I saw about 10 police cars and many police officers all at 1222 W. Wellington today between 12pm and 1pm. They were there for quite some time. Does anyone know why?

Oct 01

Sep 29

Clown Popularity Fuels Visits At Haunted Houses

13th Floor Chicago in Melrose Park, located at 1940 George Street, returns for its fourth season. Those brave enough will experience two new haunts, Cursed: Purgatory and Dead End District: Freakshow.

    Clown Popularity Fuels Visits At Haunted Houses
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Tis the season to be scared as haunted houses open their doors for the fall season. And this year, clowns are all the rage after the newly released remake of Stephen King's It and killer clowns in the new season of American Horror Story: Cult.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Sep 28

Updated Sep 29

Missing Cat Buena Park

Please help us find our cat. Her name is LILY--she is a petite all grey shorthair cat. No front claws. Been missing since Sept 27th---last location Bittersweet Place between Marine Drive and Clarendon Rd

  • So glad Lily is home!!!!

  • Ah, Bittersweet. I lived at 757 Bittersweet Pl for 4 years in Chicago, my first 4 of 20.

    How is Cuyler just north? I'm sure all the young kids that grew up on that street hanging out at all hours of the night have matured and moved on. I left there in 2000

Sep 29

Sep 27

Updated Sep 28

Injured goose

Does anyone know who to contact about a goose at belmont harbor missing a foot. It seems to be cast out of the group of geese all by itself.

I saw this yesterday but today saw just one in the water honking like it was in distress maybe the same one? Isnt it unusual for them to be aline?

  • Never too late. I'm here min thru Friday and see these geese often. I suspect They are the same geese.

  • Neighborly1~ Values community.

    Also Flint Creek Wildlife. But try Bird Collision Monitors first.

Sep 26

Updated Sep 28

Burger king on irving and clark

Selling mold with their original chicken sandwich buns today!

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

    Mold spores travel quickly through soft foods like bread, and may not always be visible. Not sure why you didn't request a replacement or refund

  • No time. Same reason I'm eating fast food

Sep 27

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    Remove existing roofing system. Install new roof. Install new flashing. Rebuild the chimney (approx 700 SF). All work same as existing. No structural work. Subject to field inspections.

    1843 W. Barry Ave. Issued September 25, 2017 Comment

Sep 26

Updated Sep 26

Rats in Lakeview

I can attest to this story. I just sent Ald. Tunney & Cappleman pics of the overflowing trash cans along No. Marine Drive.
I encourage all of you to take pictures and send them to the Aldermen.
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170926/lakeview/rats-on-lakeview-street-out-of-control-residents-say/?utm_source=Chicago&utm_campaign=06b1d2b1e2-Mailchimp-CHI&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4061d3bea7-06b1d2b1e2-173936213

    Rats On Lakeview Street Out Of Control, Residents Say
    LAKEVIEW - When John Nydam parks his car at night at his home near the Belmont "L" stop, his first thought is whether he'll be able to get inside his house without crossing paths with a rat. "Every time I'm walking, I'm nervous," he said.
    https://www.dnainfo.com
  • d3 NOH

    Well be careful what you wish for. Our alderman refuses to install needed trash cans in Rogers park citing this exact reasoning.... Not enough money to fund maintenance

Sep 20

Updated Sep 26

Ald. Cappleman AGAIN LIES About Homeless: Many Uptown Homeless were NOT HELPED by DFSS

Ald. James Cappleman's emailed newsletter today 9/20/17 on Uptown Tent City Homeless and Viaduct Repairs:"NEWS
WILSON & LAWRENCE LAKESHORE DRIVE VIADUCT REPAIRS
The construction project to repair these crumbling bridges and add new bicycle lanes are now underway. The project includes structural repairs to existing steel beams, repairs to the concrete decks, construction of new parapet walls and installation of shared-use (bicycle and pedestrian) paths on the sidewalks underneath the viaducts. Wilson and Lawrence Avenues will each temporarily be closed...

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Ald. James Cappleman's emailed newsletter today 9/20/17 on Uptown Tent City Homeless and Viaduct Repairs:"NEWS
WILSON & LAWRENCE LAKESHORE DRIVE VIADUCT REPAIRS
The construction project to repair these crumbling bridges and add new bicycle lanes are now underway. The project includes structural repairs to existing steel beams, repairs to the concrete decks, construction of new parapet walls and installation of shared-use (bicycle and pedestrian) paths on the sidewalks underneath the viaducts. Wilson and Lawrence Avenues will each temporarily be closed to vehicular traffic for a brief duration during nighttime, but not at the same time. Those who were staying under the viaducts are being assisted by the city's Department of Family & Support Services--which has had case workers on site on a daily basis for more than a month--as well as other non-profit providers who specialize in identifying and accessing shelter and permanent housing. I fully support a "Housing First" approach with the goal of finding permanent, affordable housing and then providing connections to community-based support for long-term success. I will continue to work with agencies such as DFSS and non-profits, as well as listen to the concerns of the community at large, in order to meet the needs of all members of our community."

  • Robert Rohdenburg Activist Citizen

    The result of all this policy is a few dozen or so tent-less nomadic homeless with no place to live in Uptown, an area which does have plenty of vacant public and private land big enough, unused, and not under construction, for tents to be set up. But no one...

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    The result of all this policy is a few dozen or so tent-less nomadic homeless with no place to live in Uptown, an area which does have plenty of vacant public and private land big enough, unused, and not under construction, for tents to be set up. But no one with power or authority, including Ald. Cappleman or the Mayor, want to make the decision to legally have tents set up anywhere in Uptown or other areas of the city, (per recent CPD messaging) using variances or exceptions to the law. In this scenario, the homeless would lose what little shelter they have now, loose their property, still be homeless and un-housed, still attempting to get basic services in Uptown, more at risk of increasing their health problems including soon, risking death by exposure to cold weather, as well as more distrustful of others. All under an Alderman , Mayor, and City whose publically stated policy is in favor of the "Housing First" model for helping the homeless and in favor of supportive housing with wrap-around services. That really does not make much sense and seems unnecessarily mean and cruel towards the homeless of Uptown and Chicago.

  • Neighborhood Dad 25-year resident of North Center/St Bens/Lincol...

    Sorry, Robert. Wasn't trying to twist your words. Was just pointing out the consequences of the "answer" to your rhetorical question.

    I am hardly a "true-blue 'law and order'/NIMBY citizen." And I well understand the police chain of command.

    My point is that the homeless have no law-based claim to...

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    Sorry, Robert. Wasn't trying to twist your words. Was just pointing out the consequences of the "answer" to your rhetorical question.

    I am hardly a "true-blue 'law and order'/NIMBY citizen." And I well understand the police chain of command.

    My point is that the homeless have no law-based claim to erect tents (even privately-funded tents) wherever they'd like. Even if that land may be private, otherwise unused, and not under construction. There are zoning and health codes for a reason.

    If a private citizen owns land that he or she wants the homeless to use, he or she should make the land suitable for occupancy by erecting a building with plumbing and heat and electricity and in compliance with the various building, zoning and health codes.

    A cluster of tents with no accessible bathroom facilities is not good for the health of the occupants or neighbors.

    You are correct that I did not attend the meetings about which you write. But I have read most of the articles and posts to which you provided links. Thank you. It seems clear to me that the city has tried to work with the homeless and/or their advocates but there is only so much that can be done. And what can be done seems unacceptable to the homeless and their advocates. So it comes down to what must be done.

    And that is to not allow people to sleep in tents on the public way or anywhere that is not suitable for long-term occupancy.

Sep 19

Updated Sep 25

How does one go about reporting a violation of certificate of occupancy?

I live in a Condo mid-rise. We have a business on the first floor. They have taken over our basement with the blessing of the board. However, they do not pay rent, nor have they signed a lease. When the condo looked at using the basement a few years ago, it was found that we could not use the basement as in doing so it would incur more than $20,000 in cost to get a COO, so we decided not...

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I live in a Condo mid-rise. We have a business on the first floor. They have taken over our basement with the blessing of the board. However, they do not pay rent, nor have they signed a lease. When the condo looked at using the basement a few years ago, it was found that we could not use the basement as in doing so it would incur more than $20,000 in cost to get a COO, so we decided not to incur the cost. The business on the first floor decided to take over the basement and not pay the money for the COO (we know this because there are no rails that were needed to get the COO on the stairway). We know that they are using the basement as they have told us that they have several million dollars in inventory and there are lights on in the basement 24 X 7. We know that one year they paid rent to the association as it showed as income in the annual report, after that however they have paid no rent. The board is complicit in this violation.
Any suggestions as to how to proceed to get the business out of our basement would be appreciated.

  • Ed Gould Interested in improbving the neighborhood

    As a condo owner in that building isn't it in your interest to have a viable business at the retail level?
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    I agree if they are paying their fair share.The business owner is using more than their unit size says in the Condo Docs.

    It is no difference say...

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    As a condo owner in that building isn't it in your interest to have a viable business at the retail level?
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    I agree if they are paying their fair share.The business owner is using more than their unit size says in the Condo Docs.

    It is no difference say if I have five pianos out in the hallway. That is a common element, and I have no right to have those pianos in the common element. Just like he is not to use space that is not part of his unit. The IL condo law says Limited Common Element *CAN NOT be given, sold or otherwise used, except when the condo has a vote for it and that the vote is 60 percent". That is what the IL condo act says. I am sure you can google it and read it yourself.

  • Ed Gould Interested in improbving the neighborhood

    Its not a zoning issue.

    Their use of LCE, I agree.

    Their created loading dock however is. I did not bring this up as a condo issue, it is a zoning issue. This is where it gets tricky with zoning. Like I said I am no expert in zoning issues. But it would seem to me that a loading dock in a residential area is probably wrong.

Sep 22

Updated Sep 25

A Protest Tent Lands in Alderman Cappleman's Yard

The saga of shame that is Alderman Cappleman's policies toward the homeless has begun a new chapter...Ghost Tents:

http://chicagoist.com/2017/09/21/protesters_erect_tent_in_aldermans.php

    Protesters Erect Tent In Uptown Alderman's Yard To Blast Displacement Of The Homeless
    fullscreen A group of Chicagoans who are outraged over the displacement of homeless people in Uptown took their protest to the door of the neighborhood's alderman. The group last night set up an orange tent in the yard of Ald. James Cappleman (46th), making direct reference to the neighborhood's recently evicted "tent city."
    http://chicagoist.com

Sep 25

Sep 25

Sep 22

Seriously scary

13th Floor Haunted House, 1940 George St. 708-571-3326; 13thfloorchicago.com.

This article has 3 other Chicago locations (Show)

Evil Intentions, 900 Grace St. 630-634-2858; Eihaunt.com.

Hell's Gate, 3101 S. Canal St. 605-301-4283; Hellsgate.com.

Dungeon of Doom, 600 29th St. 847-262-3666; Dungeonofdoom.com.

    Seriously scary
    Something wicked this comes ... it's the cold chill down your spine, the little hairs on your arms suddenly standing at attention, the throb of terror in your veins. With Halloween quickly approaching, area haunted houses are creaking open their doors and letting loose the tortured souls that have lain in wait these last 11 long months.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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