3 days ago

Devon / Damen Shooting @ 1:30am

Heard 7-8 gunshots around 1:30am. The police were called - about 6 squad cars at the yellow building on the corner. Area of the sidewalk adjacent to the building was taped off and police were present for over an hour.

Anyone have any news / information?

4 days ago

All those recent tax increases haven't improved Chicago's fiscal health

" In a report that City Hall won't like much, a Chicago-based watchdog group says hundreds of millions of dollars in recent tax hikes haven't done much to improve Chicago's woeful financial condition—at least so far.

Truth in Accounting, a somewhat conservative research group whose board runs the ideological spectrum, gives the city an F on its overall financial breakdown, saying each Chicagoan would be on the hook for $41,700 in unfunded liabilities if the city shut down tomorrow and had to reconcile its books—more than many people make in an entire year. Overall, it concludes that "Chicago finances (are) still in peril."

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20171115/BLOGS02/171119936/watchdog-group-gives-chicago-finances-an-f

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5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

CAPS Beat 2411 meeting, Tu, 11/14/17, 7pm, Indian Boundary

The next CAPS Beat 2411 COMMUNITY meeting will be at the Indian Boundary Park Field House on Tu, 11/14/17 at 7pm. Police officers are NOT scheduled to be in attendance.

  • Theodore Kruzich Senior Citizen of 84 years

    What is the agenda for this meeting ??

  • According to the email notice "Come out for 1 hour and be updated on latest activities in the neighborhood.as well as learn how to keep your family, home or business safer!"

Nov 05

Updated 6 days ago

Other vehicle offense Nov 3, 2017 Car brake in. Rosemont and Claremont Ave.

Please neighbors, make sure you have an alarm on your car. our car was broken into on Nov 3, 2017 around 8:10 pm. We got the act on a film. Two men broke in to our car. It’s crazy to think a neighbor next door parked his white car right behind our Car and did nothing. Not even honk at the men in our car. I’m sure every one on the corner block recognized that the men did not own...

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Please neighbors, make sure you have an alarm on your car. our car was broken into on Nov 3, 2017 around 8:10 pm. We got the act on a film. Two men broke in to our car. It’s crazy to think a neighbor next door parked his white car right behind our Car and did nothing. Not even honk at the men in our car. I’m sure every one on the corner block recognized that the men did not own th car in which they were braking into were not us. I know if we had seen some thing strange we would have done something to deter what was going on and Called the police. We all work hard to get what we need to live for our families and our self and be safe. Please let’s be mindful to each other with respect for one another. Keep your camera filming on your window, let’s work together to be safe of one another. See something strange in our neighborhood, or our car report to the police. God bless everyone, thank you.

  • Phill Domo My rights are absolute and non-negotiable!

    One thing that must be abundantly clear is that you should never expect help from strangers. So many people freeze-up or, let's be frank, coward-up in the face of danger.
    We must aim to be strong, train hard, and be self-reliant.
    There are so many Youtube videos of violent attacks in public and the comments always say "But why won't anyone help???"
    Yes, sometimes there's a hero around, but it's better to be the hero yourself.

  • So, being you have the break-in on video, can anything be done with that?

Nov 09

Updated Nov 11

The alderman

As I was reading through another cut-and-pasted weekly "newletter", I was yet again struck by the lack of information on what it is she actually is doing for the Ward.

  • Phill Domo My rights are absolute and non-negotiable!

    robin, is worst here in E Rogers Park. Our alderman can't deal with gang culture. We need a new one.

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

    Phill - Alderman are not responsible for policing. I suggest you call and schedule a meeting with the District commander, and bring as many neighbors as possible. Be sure to voice your concerns at CAPS meetings, too

    I understand that Bill Morton is running against your current alderman; reach out to him and see what his solutions are.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

    Cut and Paste Morton is running for alderman? How amusing.

    Which of Phill's many identites do you suggest he use when he asks for a meeting with the commander?

Jul 19

Updated Nov 10

Western and Peterson Construction

I was told a month ago that the gigantic building going up on Western and Peterson is a car dealership, but that was before any building was done. It seems pretty big for that.

Any info on whether that's what they're putting up or if it's something else?

  • Seven Metro

    Just because a property is on a commercial street does not mean it has no responsibility to the public. Note that the architect (Axios) who designs other Toyota dealerships is too embarrassed by it to include it on his website.

    Technically it follows zoning law because its a Planned Developmenf...

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    Just because a property is on a commercial street does not mean it has no responsibility to the public. Note that the architect (Axios) who designs other Toyota dealerships is too embarrassed by it to include it on his website.

    Technically it follows zoning law because its a Planned Developmenf - BPD No 1275. The City Council approved a custom zoning désignation - ie mads a legal exception - because the dealwrship’s plan does not conform to the zoning that was previously in place. It s an abuse of the PD as a legal mechanism, not what a PD was designed for.

    It also doesn’t confirm to the Chicago streetscape ordinance. Or the Western Ave streetscspe plan.

    it’s sets am awful precedent for the way PDs are being used and mostly for what is acceptable to build within city limits.

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

    You can thank the alderman for this

Nov 10

MARTIN LUTHER KING KUMBAYA CHESS WORKSHOP Monday JANUARY 15th, 2018

Please join us on Martin Luther King Day, Monday 1/15/2018, for our Kumbaya Chess Workshop. All playing levels are welcome. Led by Super Trainer Shiva Maharaj and staff from Chess-Ed, the workshop will feature opening theory, middle game planning and combinations, and endgame technique. Students will be grouped according to skill level. Come join the fun and excitement of learning and playing chess for the day. Register TODAY!

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Please join us on Martin Luther King Day, Monday 1/15/2018, for our Kumbaya Chess Workshop. All playing levels are welcome. Led by Super Trainer Shiva Maharaj and staff from Chess-Ed, the workshop will feature opening theory, middle game planning and combinations, and endgame technique. Students will be grouped according to skill level. Come join the fun and excitement of learning and playing chess for the day. Register TODAY!

You can visit the below link and also please see the attached registration form.

https://2018mlkdaychess.eventbee.com

LOCATION: Edgebrook Lutheran Church
5252 West Devon in Chicago

OPTIONS: Morning, Afternoon and Full Day with snacks provided.
(Please bring a peanut free lunch for Full-day.)

Please send your chess enthusiast with a water bottle and if staying for the full session, with a lunch (peanut free). A snack will be provided during both morning and afternoon sessions.

Aug 15

Updated Nov 10

Lost cat. North shore and campbell

Lost a mostly black and a little white cat named Bean. He is sweet though shy. He does not have a collar but does have a chip. Please message me should you see him.

Michael

  • There are two regular feral mostly black tuxedo like with white paws cats that frequent the 6700 N block of Campbell (between Pratt and Northshore).
    I saw a cat fitting that description last night about 9:30. Not sure if it's one of the regulars or your kitty. I tried to engage with it but it hid in the bushes.

  • Michael, Did you find Bean? Can you post a picture. We've seen a cat similar to your description. She is in our backyard right now. Please post a picture, if you haven't found Bean yet.

Nov 03

Updated Nov 10

    State Sen. Silverstein resigns from Senate leadership team after sexual harassment allegation
    Illinois Senate President John Cullerton announced on Wednesday that Illinois State Senator Ira Silverstein has resigned from the Senate Democratic Leadership team after being accused of sexual harassment. Legislative activist Denise Rotheimer testified Tuesday in front of a senate panel that Ira Silverstein made inappropriate comments to her while the two worked together on legislation.
    http://abc7chicago.com
  • Dan Miller RP/WR resident since 1978

    It's late but not too late to start circulating petitions run in the March 2018 primary for state senator in the 8th district. Incumbents have gerrymandered districts and arranged primaries and petition qualifications to keep themselves in control. And we can see how well that has worked for them, but...

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    It's late but not too late to start circulating petitions run in the March 2018 primary for state senator in the 8th district. Incumbents have gerrymandered districts and arranged primaries and petition qualifications to keep themselves in control. And we can see how well that has worked for them, but not us. If Robin is correct and a couple candidates are mulling a run, they should make themselves known now, so supporters can rally to their candidacies. Additionally, I suggest 8th Dist. voters consider the upside of electing a Republican in November 2018.

  • Jeffrey Littleton 3rd Generation Uptown

    That's the Democratic Party for ya. It's the Republican Party for ya too.

    In other words...same thing.

Nov 06

Updated Nov 07

West ridge area

I’m thinking of flipping a house in west ridge but it is landlocked will the price drop considerably it’s a 3 bedroom kitchen plus a huge basement ranch home we r thinking of adding a few bedrooms in basement ! I’m buying it for 240 what do u think it is landlocked so no garage but u can park two cars on the side like a driveway ! Realtors and investors pl help and home owners

  • Andrew Carpenter Realtor Edgewater home owner and Chicago Reator

    A landlocked property with a driveway certainly doesn't sell for as much as a house with a garage but there are still people who will buy it. Your pool of buyers will be smaller than if you had a garage. Because of that it will likely take longer to sell the house once you have rehabbed it. If you would like help purchasing it and more specifics on that house you can email me through everyblock.

Nov 06

Need parking garage asap

Hi. I live on claremont and arthur. My brother is searching for 1 car garage with shade on... anyone knows any rent garage 5-10mins away from my location. We need asap. Your help is appreciated..

Nov 06

Blotter: Juvenile charged with robbery

The Cicero resident and her boyfriend were having an ongoing dispute in the 2000 block of Brummel Street, Dugan said. The woman was outside yelling and screaming, and she would not leave.

This article has 2 other Chicago locations (Show)

At 7:26 p.m., a 33-year-old male clerk at Comix Revolution in the 600 block of Davis Street observed a group of juveniles enter the store, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The clerk saw one of them take two books — each valued at $15.99 — and exit the store without paying.

Officers in the 1700 block of Maple Avenue saw a group of juveniles matching the description provided by the clerk when he called the police, Dugan said. The officers chased the juveniles, caught the 14-year-old and took him into custody.

    Blotter: Juvenile charged with robbery
    A 14-year-old juvenile was arrested and charged last Tuesday evening in connection with a robbery at Comix Revolution. At 7:26 p.m., a 33-year-old male clerk at Comix Revolution in the 600 block of Davis Street observed a group of juveniles enter the store, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said.
    https://dailynorthwestern.com

Nov 05

Twin Bed Needs New Home

We have a clean, lightly used, twin bed (metal frame, box springs and mattress with cover) FREE to whoever needs it. We are redoing 2nd bedroom and it has to go ASAP. Besides email, you can call Anne at 847-858-0802 or Anne or Jim at 847-864-6982.

Nov 01

Updated Nov 03

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Nov 02

Updated Nov 03

Snowless Winter Saved City $1M In Overtime, 260K Tons Of Salt Last Year

"The savings banked by the city because there was no snow for plow drivers to clear after hours while being paid overtime would have been greater if the city hadn't been hit by several "ice events," Williams said.

"Those can be more costly because you have to keep salting," Williams said."

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20171031/lincoln-park/snowless-winter-saved-city-1m-overtime-260k-tons-of-salt-last-year

    Snowless Winter Saved City $1M In Overtime, 260K Tons Of Salt Last Year
    CITY HALL - Last year's nearly snowless winter saved the city nearly $1 million - and 260,000 tons of road salt, Streets and Sanitation Commissioner Charles Williams told aldermen Tuesday. "We're ready for the snow," Williams said.
    https://www.dnainfo.com
  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    So much copying and pasting. Are you running for alderman?

  • Let's not rejoice too easily--the law of averages means that one excessively snowy and/or icy winter will consume all the savings and salt--and more! Predictions are for another relatively mild 2017-18 winter though. Yea, global warming!

Nov 01

Kiwanis pizza event raises cash for youth to attend Evanston high school sports camp

"An estimated 165 people attended the Oct. 24 event, which was sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Evanston.

The event spokeswoman, Marian Kurz, said that about $2,500 was raised, money that would be used to provide scholarships for youth to attend ETHS sports camp."

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/evanston/news/ct-evr-kiwanis-club-pizzafest-tl-1102-20171101-story.html

    Kiwanis pizza event raises cash for youth to attend Evanston high school sports camp
    Evanston Township High School cheerleaders showed some community service spirit recently, volunteering for Pizzafest at Gigio's Pizzeria in Evanston. An estimated 165 people attended the Oct. 24 event, which was sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Evanston. The event spokeswoman, Marian Kurz, said that about $2,500 was raised, money that would be used to provide scholarships for youth to attend ETHS sports camp.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Oct 30

Officers respond to, investigate shots fired incident

At approximately 10:04 p.m., police arrived in the area of Howard Street and Dodge Avenue, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said in a Friday news release. There, officers located a 29-year-old Evanston resident bleeding from the face.

    Officers respond to, investigate shots fired incident
    Officers responded to a shots fired incident Thursday night in south Evanston. At approximately 10:04 p.m., police arrived in the area of Howard Street and Dodge Avenue, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said in a Friday news release. There, officers located a 29-year-old Evanston resident bleeding from the face.
    https://dailynorthwestern.com

Oct 27

    The Bon-Ton Stores | Job Opportunities at The Bon-Ton Stores | Home
    Explore a wide range of career opportunities at The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. Search and apply for jobs in retail, management, marketing, buying and more.
    https://careers.bonton.com

Oct 27

Northtown Garden Society meeting, Thursday, November 2, 7 p.m @ Warren Park

The next meeting of the Northtown Garden Society will be held on Thursday, November 2 at 7 p.m. at Warren Park, 6601 N. Western.

At the meeting, the guest speakers will be Charlotte Adelman and Monica Buckley – advocates for Midwestern native plants and wildlife. For more information, please visit the Garden Society website at www.northtowngardensociety.org.

    NorthtownGardenSociety.org
    When a call was put out to help plant gardens at the Bethany Retirement Home, 4950 N. Ashland, 3 NGS members volunteered their services. Dorothy Bird and Frank and Nancy Jane Lauren helped design, obtain plants and plant the gardens in the courtyard. Their help was greatly appreciated by Bethany managers and residents.
    http://www.northtowngardensociety.org

Oct 23

Updated Oct 24

Community discussion on Lincoln Towing

"The commission is weighing whether to take the firm's license because of complaints that range from overcharging drivers and moving cars that are properly parked to invoicing improperly".

https://www.facebook.com/groups/RogersParkNeighborhoodNews/permalink/1456717624404292/

    https://www.facebook.com

Oct 20

Updated Oct 21

New, higher phone taxes replacing beverage tax

Ok, folks. Collective outrage beat back the beverage tax; now let's see what we can do about this new grab on our money. This proposed outrageous tax will really affect everyone. Notice, there are no decreases in city spending.
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20171020/south-chicago/heres-how-new-tax-on-your-cell-phone-will-affect-you
Here’s How The New Cellphone Tax Will Affect You

  • MB

    The Chicago cell phone tax is not a new tax. The amount of the tax is being increased. This Chicago tax does not replace the Cook County beverage tax. The city and the county are separate taxing bodies. Sweetened beverage consumers who own cell phones would have been subject to both taxes if the Cook County tax had not been repealed.

Oct 19

Poor Workmanship from Park District

Recently had the Park District come out and mark one of the Tennis Courts at Rogers Park for playing Pickleball. Two things that are bad about the job done, one bring they used white paint instead of yellow. The tennis lines are white so tennis players will complain that the extra white lines will confuse them. The other point is the lines are not even straight as you can see in the picture. Bad enough the courts are in need of serious repair but this just matters worse. The courts need to be repave and marked and the fence should also be repaired. New signs should also be posted indicating the courts are for Pickleball and Tennis usage.

Oct 18

Updated Oct 19

Looking for a reliable house cleaner in West Ridge

Does anyone have a house cleaner they would recommend local to West Ridge? I am looking for someone honest and reliable. Preferably not paying a company, and paying the cleaner directly.

  • Email pikapikaservices@gmail.com. This is an independent company that will do a thorough job.

  • I have used Maggi Murdza for 10 years . She is the best. 708 267 7901.

  • Melissa Johnson Run a home daycare with evening care.

    I use Clean n Gleam cleaning services. I use her for my house and daycare business. Ty is really good, and reliable. She has a fall special going on currently. The # is 773-432-8877.

Apr 25 2016

Updated Oct 18

Masonry Repair

We need some repair done to the brickwork on our garage. Can anyone recommend a good, experienced company or individual?

  • If you click on Small's name in their post, on the right side of their profile page is a link to send a direct email.

  • Thanks, Verena. I did do that, but unfortunately Smalls has yet to reply. I appreciate that you took the time to reply. Thanks!

Oct 17

Updated Oct 18

    The Rohingya Who Made It to Chicago
    The Rohingya people are desperately escaping Myanmar, the country where they have faced persecution for generations. The situation now borders on genocide and more than 500,000 have fled just in the past few months. Though the refugees are mostly in camps in neighboring Bangladesh, they have also been trickling into the United States in recent years.
    https://www.nytimes.com
  • I work with 2 of the refugees in this article...Laila and Hasina, along with their husbands and their babies. They are so lovely. They are working so hard and want the American dream so badly. They have become like family to me!

Oct 15

Updated Oct 18

Dedicated School Teacher gunned down in gang related fire.....

Are we so short sighted and living in an alternate reality that we don't put all are efforts together and say "What can we do?????" We have folks complaining about an African American business that sells bikes. An individual died folks. Also the bike guys are wonderful people, I've dealt with them for years, but an individual died. All the rest of this rhetoric just doesn't matter.

So Rodgers park what are you going to do? This problem is yours and you own it, this is horrible. Realize you have a deeply ingrained gang problem and not enough police so buy bigger locks, get a mean dog but certainly don't use the elevated

  • The somber event that was intended to help our community heal was disrupted by protesters who scattered themselves around the crowd and began shouting over the words of scheduled speakers including a local minister who attempted to lead the people in prayer of love. CBS Chicago News reported that Jim...

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    The somber event that was intended to help our community heal was disrupted by protesters who scattered themselves around the crowd and began shouting over the words of scheduled speakers including a local minister who attempted to lead the people in prayer of love. CBS Chicago News reported that Jim Ginderske, who ran against (the Alderman) years ago, was among those who yelled, saying the police and politicians only want to solve the immediate crisis and not the problems that lead to it, such as closing a nearby mental health center and disinvestment in local public schools. Because of the guerrilla group's disruptive tactics the rest of the meeting was called off early sending many people home disappointed that they could not mourn without being disrespected. http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/10/17/rogers-park-community-rally-cut-short-cynthia-trevillion/

  • bertha, does the person who commits the same kind of crime with a knife or baseball bat deserve a break?

Oct 15

Updated Oct 16

Who knows about the fate of the Northtown Library?

A friend who, along with me, signed a petition to repurpose the soon-to-be-vacant Northtown Library building on California, got some push back from a neighbor. The neighbor opposes repurposing the library building because “the space has very poor electrical capabilities and would need too much money to maintain.”

I know nothing about the electrical system at the library, and I am not advocating a conversion of the building into any specific use. I'm not opposed to conversion. I just don't...

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A friend who, along with me, signed a petition to repurpose the soon-to-be-vacant Northtown Library building on California, got some push back from a neighbor. The neighbor opposes repurposing the library building because “the space has very poor electrical capabilities and would need too much money to maintain.”

I know nothing about the electrical system at the library, and I am not advocating a conversion of the building into any specific use. I'm not opposed to conversion. I just don't know what would be involved, what programs would be housed at the converted center, what else the library or the space be used for?

I just don't know.

That's why I signed the petition: to encourage a public discussion, to persuade our tone-deaf alderman to hold a public meeting about what might be done at the site. Maybe my friend’s neighbor who opposes conversion is correct about the electrical system. Is the neighbor an electrical engineer or a contractor or a builder? Does the neighbor have any expertise to make such a determination? I’d like to hear what the neighbor says.

Or is the neighbor just reading from a script where the fate of the library building already has been decided by the alderman?

Why can't residents of the 50th Ward be asked for OUR input?

  • hopefully the building will be bought for private use and start paying taxes.

Oct 14

Bike Shop 5600 Western

They really are nice people. I have used them several times and I am satisfied. As far as the dismantled bikes think spare parts. Howard

Oct 07

Updated Oct 11

Man robbed and attacked in Indian Boundary Park around 9:30 Wed night

(I saw this on nextdoor but there has been no mention on everyblock. Be careful and alert all.)
Man robbed and attacked in Indian Boundary Park around 9:30 Wed night
A man was robbed and attacked by two men in Indian Boundary Park tonight around 9:30. Found by dog walkers who helped and called police. Police and ambulance on site. Please be careful - apparently our neighborhood is being targeted. That is all the information I have at this time. Please take care and stay alert if you need to be out tonight.

  • Thank you for posting. I hope the fellow is mending and maybe the police have some tips!

  • CRJ

    I have not been able to verify this by any police report on CAPPS or the newspaper reports. If anyone has firsthand knowledge or more info please let us know.

Oct 09

Updated Oct 11

Desk

Does anyone have a desk for sale to use in a bedroom. The room is not large/

Oct 11

mcvetas posted 1 photo to Flickr:

Oct 10

Billions in Illinois bills not sent for payment

For all those advocating for the sweetened beverages tax on that thread and other pro higher taxers please read about the deep pit of broke, broke, BROKE Illinois
https://www.yahoo.com/news/apnewsbreak-billions-illinois-bills-not-sent-payment-050913690--election.html
As usual, those hit hardest will be the most vulnerable--the poor, the young, aged, ill--who the politicians claimed these taxes were to help. The politicians tho, will be fine; have you ever heard of a poor Daley, Madigan, Cullerton?

    APNewsBreak: Billions in Illinois bills not sent for payment
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill.
    https://www.yahoo.com

Oct 09

CAPS Beat 2411 meeting (with Police Officers) - 10/10/17 - JCC - 7:00PM

CAPS Beat 2411 meeting (with Police Officers)
10/10/17
Bernard Horwich JCC, 3003 W. Touhy
7:00PM

Oct 06

Updated Oct 07

Can The Tax

    "Come Back" Commissioner Larry Suffredin
    Outrage toward the Cook County beverage tax is overwhelming in Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin's district - and residents are calling on him to change his position and repeal the tax.
    https://www.youtube.com/
  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    Let's add potato chips, candy bars, and anything with high fructose corn syrup!

  • Let's eliminate the padded payrolls and government overreach!

Oct 04

Updated Oct 06

Neighborhood news about Chicago suburbs

Hello,

I'd like to learn more about Chicago's near suburbs, but EveryBlock seems to only cover Evanston. Is there an active message board similar to EveryBlock that covers suburbs like Skokie, Glenview, and Des Plaines?

Thanks!

  • Catherine NO!

    As silly as it sounds, I'm not sure of the names of the suburbs. I have a lot more Googling to do. At this very early stage, I see different names on Google maps for the same area and I'm not sure why. (Do suburbs have neighborhoods? Do villages exist within cities or are they completely separate entities?)

    I'm not familiar with any suburb besides Skokie and Evanston, because those are the two that the CTA train line goes to.

  • Sarahdonis Nearly 30 years in Edgewater; love RP & A'ville

    What exactly are you looking for, ‘Catherine?’

Oct 04

Updated Oct 05

ISO: Houseplants and grow lights

Hello,

I'm a houseplant hobby grower and could use more plant grow lights. These can include LEDs, florescent tube lights, workshop lights, aquarium lights, etc. If you have items you don't need, please let me know!

I could also use plant propagation plug trays. This sometimes comes with seed starting kits.

I mainly grow succulents/cacti, orchids, and tillandsia. I'm open to trades.

Thanks!

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

    You might have better luck with the virtual garage sale groups on facebook, or nextdoor.com

Oct 02

Columbus Day Schools-Out Kumbaya Chess Workshop

Super Trainer Shiva Maharaj and staff from Chess-Ed instruct students with opening theory, middle game planning, and combinations, and winning endgame technique. Students are grouped according to skill level: beginner/novice players, intermediate/ continuing players, and advanced/tournament players.

Event Cost: $40 half days; $70 full day.

Event times: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Info
LocationEdgebrook Lutheran Church 5252 West Devon, Chicago, Illinois 60646 View Map
Event Type Workshop
Buy Tickets https://2017columbusdaychess.eventbee.com

    Columbus Day 2017-Kumbaya Chess Workshop - Chicago
    Columbus Day 2017-Kumbaya Chess Workshop , 5252 West Devon - Chicago
    https://www.eventbee.com

Oct 01

New bio of Vivian Maier.

New information, new insights to this fascinating photographer

https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2017/09/28/us/ap-us-vivian-maier-.html

    AP Exclusive: Chicago Nanny No Accidental Photographer
    Yawning gaps in the life story of enigmatic Chicago nanny Vivian Maier, whose gritty street photography became a sensation and the subject of an Oscar-nominated documentary only after she died, led to early depictions of her as a camera-wielding Mary Poppins who may not have fully grasped nor cultivated her raw talent.
    https://www.nytimes.com

Sep 28

Updated Sep 30

Lost Black and White Tuxedo Cat

Please help! My cat is missing. He wqs last seen on North Whipple Street in West Ridge on 9/26/17 around 11 AM.

Kitty is a male domestic short hair black and white tuxedo cat. He is about 3 years old. DOB: 10/14/14. He is 11.5 lbs. He is neutered, microchipped with Avid, and has his claws.

Please help me find him. He is my Kitty-boo and his brother, Plum-Plums won't stop meowing for him.

You can reach me by phone at 773-387-7810. And, by email at Alexandraj.skinner@outlook.com

Sep 29

What is the fate of the old Northtown Library?

I don't know what the best use of the Northtown Library on California will be after the library is moved to the new library on Western. But I do know that unless we in the community let our voices be heard, we won't be consulted, asked or surveyed until Ald. Silverstein decides what she wants, and then it won't matter what we think.

Sign here if you think we should have a say in what happens in our neighborhood:

https://www.change.org/p/alderwoman-debra-silverstein-convert-the-old-northtown-library-building-into-a-multi-purpose-community-center?recruiter=293215877&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_page.share_redirect-control

    Sign the Petition
    Alderwoman Debra Silverstein : Convert the old Northtown Library Building into a Multi-Purpose Community Center
    https://www.change.org

Sep 27

Updated Sep 28

Gun shots around 4am

Does anyone know about the gun shots this morning by Touhy and Bell?

  • I live very near that corner and heard nothing. For some odd reason, there was a crew working on the water main late into the evening at that very corner. They were making loud pounding noises(nice)
    Could you have heard that noise?

May 08

Updated Sep 27

Best place to sell a Silver Plate Coffee Service

We've found homes for just about everything in our parents' house, and are finally ready to list it (yes, we have signed with a realtor). What we can't seem to get rid of is the big, heavy, coffee and tea set. It's in perfect shape; about 40 years old.
All ideas welcome

  • This is a few months old, but Cheryl Wong, is there another recommendation you had than Edgewater antique mall? Same link. Thank you

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

    We have had no luck unloading. We're going to try Etsy (they seem to sell there)

Sep 25

NOT Hanson Roofing

They were repairing and replacing the tiles on the historic two-flat next door without regard for throwing the broken tiles, rubbish, and materials into our yard - a tile hit our window air conditioner and the "supervisor" said that it was NOT their problem and to call the police. After FOUR broken windows from the broken, loose tiles of winter, the same supervisor said that they were not obliged to install "snow stoppers." One hates to litigate against a neighbor but, if this happens again, there seems to be no other alternative.

Sep 23

Updated Sep 24

Need Help? Northwestern Students Eager to Work!

Hi Neighbors!
My name is Gordon and I’m a student at Northwestern University. I work with a company called Local that connects hardworking and vetted Northwestern students with Evanston residents looking for help in and around their home. To date, we have completed hundreds of tasks including moving, landscaping and cleaning, however this list is only limited by what you think we can do for you! In addition, our prices are usually 40-50% below market rate!

You can find us at: NUstudentworkers.com

I look forward to seeing you all around town!

Gordon

    Local
    Local college students for help with anything.
    https://localstudentworkers.com
  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    You might have better luck posting this on Nextdoor.com

Sep 21

Updated Sep 23

Power Outage

Has anyone experienced a power outage? It would've been after 7 am this morning and still in effect. I literally joined this forum to find out, hello!

  • Thank you so much for your help! Turns out a certain housemate didn't pay the bill on time. Hopefully I can return the favor and help you all out sometime in the future.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

    Is someone sleeping in the doghouse tonight?

Sep 21

Lost Car Key

Has anyone happened to find a lost Scion key fob around glenlake/Washtenaw. Please let me know if so, thanks!

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