Jan 07

Updated 23 hours ago

Seeking Plumber and Gas man referrals

Hi Neighbors,

We would like to install a washer and dryer and hope that some of you could recommend a plumber and a gas man who could get the job done right.

Thanks so much for your help.

Pam

4 days ago

armed robbery 6600 on Rockwell

I just hear from a neighbor about an armed robbery yesterday (Wednesday) around 6:15-6:30pm. 2 black males in their 20's with handguns robbed a woman after she got out of her car. police were on the scene for several hours. that's all the information I have, just wanted to pass this on to my neighbors. We all need to be alert

6 days ago

    Truth in Accounting
    Our Financial State of the Cities will be released on January 24th! The report will include the 75 most populated cities in the United States.
    https://www.facebook.com

Jan 15

Laundry service?

We find ourselves without a washer and dryer for a couple of weeks. Rather than schlep to a laundromat, is there a service (preferably with pickup and delivery) anyone recommends?

Thank you!!

Jan 11

Updated Jan 13

Gunshots on corner of Francisco and Granville

Awareness:

Tonight at 11:35pm my husband and I heard approx 15 gunshots coming from Granville & Francisco. We called 911 and alerted them. Found out a bullet went through a woman's garden apt window on Francisco and multiple shell casings found.

Jan 11

Updated Jan 13

Free Artograph...

If you know what an Artograph is, you probably are an art teacher or an old-school graphic artist, and you know whether this device would benefit you or your students. It's a DB 300, principally designed as a drawing-board projector with a 3x enlargement or reduction, or 18x on a vertical surface. It weighs 40 pounds, uses two 150-watt photo enlarger lamps and pulls 115 volts and 3 amps. We have the original owner's manual. Free to a user who can make good use of this great teaching aid.

  • Hi Dan. I have a friend, not on Everyblock, that would LOVE to have this for her school. She's an art teacher. How can I have her contact you?

  • Dan Miller RP/WR resident since 1978

    Sorry, Diane. It was taken.

Jan 09

Updated Jan 12

Crying cat 😢

Hi neighbors, there is a a beautiful white with like brownish/grayish spots fluffy cat circling my house (birchwood and fargo) every day crying in the middle of the night, i say its because of the freezing temperatures. Ive tried to grab it but everytime i get close it runs away I cant even take a picture of it. Please if someone thinks this cat belongs to someone lets work on giving it back or help me find it a home. (Im working on grabbing it.) Lets not leave these poor cats out in the cold please lets Stelter them.

  • Thank you all.
    Diana thank you so much for your suggestions, I didn't know about that cat shelter. I will go tomorrow morning!!

    Tara O'Shea your kitten is gorgeous, it's not the same one I see around my house. I will keep my eyes open for your kitten!

  • Reach out to Treehouse @ Western and Touhy..there is a Facebook.group called "Chicago Community Cats"..you may want to join to see if anyone is misdingva colony cat..thanks for caring!

Jan 06

Updated Jan 06

Missing Cat Ollie

Ollie ran away from our house today. He is a white American short haired cat and he has two different colored ears one black and one pink. He has black spots over his body has green eyes.

Jan 06

Jan 04

Updated Jan 05

Mt. Trashmore sledding prohibited!?

It's been years...decades rather since I've been there. I just read a story saying sledding is illegal on the big hill. Is this true? I know it's been unbearably cold, but has anyone been there recently? How are the sledding conditions?

  • Sledding is allowed on Cricket Hill. That's in Lincoln Park near Montrose Harbor and there's lots of free parking.

  • Warren Park has a sledding hill. Built for sledding.

Jan 04

Updated Jan 05

Looking for a handyman or reliable plumber?

Our regular handyman isn't available right now and we have a leaking toilet seal, slow drain, and some plaster work that needs to be done.

Thanks for your help.

Dec 27

Updated Jan 04

ONE-THIRD Of U.S. Homicide Spike Coming From 5 Chicago Neighborhoods

This is shocking! No, not our neighborhood...yet! But these criminals can easily travel.
And remember, Chicago has some of the toughest gun restrictive laws in the country so it isn't gun violence but people who don't care about laws using guns violently.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/25092/one-third-us-homicide-spike-coming-just-few-jared-sichel

    ONE-THIRD Of U.S. Homicide Spike Coming From 5 Chicago Neighborhoods
    Murders in the U.S. rose nearly 9% last year, and one-third of that increase came from just a few neighborhoods in Chicago, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of the FBI's annual 2016 publication, Crime in the United States.
    https://www.dailywire.com
  • Michael Archangel Truth is NOT whatever you can get away with!

    @Phill - You need to go back and read for content. What John Sebeck wrote was: "... I rather go out standing my ground with the weapon of choice...". To "go out" means to die. So my comment remains valid that the outcome is the same...dead is dead!

    Really, Phill, unless you completely misunderstood what was previously written, you are distorting the comments of another person and that is dishonest. Dishonesty is also uncivilized.

  • Phill Lucille, give me strength.

    Ohhhhhhh, you were being "snappy"?

Jan 01

Updated Jan 02

Found cat

I found a mid size, light orange cat in my garage today. The cat is friendly and I did feed it. Please help find its owner. Location is at Damen & Chase

  • Can you bring cat to local vet or shelter to see if it has microchip? Also, pls post on Lost Cats Illinois Facebook page, which gets a lot of traffic.

  • Yes.... pls run it by any vet & they will scan it for a chip. Just as above subscriber said. Facebook as well

Jan 01

Updated Jan 02

Out-of-staters recognize our financial problems more clearly than we do

This excerpt is from an editorial in a newspaper in Nevada, the Review-Journal.

"Illinois is a financial basket case — which is what you get when you combine political patronage with powerful public-sector unions that control leftist politicians. The state should be a case study for other jurisdictions on how not to conduct public policy. After all, who will pay the bills when the taxpayers flee?"

Surely, after decades of one-party rule in Springfield, Cook County and Chicago, we voters can do better this March in the primaries and in September in the general election.

  • The joy of living in a state controlled by Democrats for decades. The unfunded debt is worse in high tax Democrat controlled states...and tends to be be better in low tax Republican states.

Jan 01

Martin Luther King Day Kumbaya Chess Workshop

The MLK Day workshop will provide children at all levels with a tangible way to improve their chess skills through instruction, practice and one-on-one coaching. Led by Super Trainer Shiva Maharaj and staff from Chess-Ed, the workshop will feature opening theory, middle game planning and combinations, and winning endgame technique. In addition, puzzling, analysis of famous games and tournament-like game playing will be included. Students will be grouped according to skill level. Beginners are welcome. Register at https://2018mlkdaychess.eventbee.com

    MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY-Kumbaya Chess Workshop 2018 - Chicago
    MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY-Kumbaya Chess Workshop 2018, 5252 West Devon - Chicago
    https://www.eventbee.com

Dec 31

    Gunfire erupts at birthday party inside West Rogers Park bar, injuring 4
    It was Tiana Harston's first time at American Ale House, an over-30 bar with Christmas lights hanging in the window and a green awning, on the Far North Side. She was there early Sunday to celebrate a friend's birthday. But uninvited guests slipped in, cutting the celebration short, she said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Nov 03

Updated Dec 30

    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
  • Phill Lucille, give me strength.

    And Democrats think they're "the good ones", "the resistance", SMH.

  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    It really doesn't discriminate by democrat or republican it's all a matter of keeping oneself in check at all times in how you speak to or treat your fellow colleagues

Dec 29

Why You May Want to Make Year-End Charitable Donations

As many people are prepaying their property taxes, you may also want to make charitable contributions before the end of the year.

https://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com/2017/12/why-you-may-want-to-make-year-end.html

    Why You May Want to Make Year-End Charitable Donations
    The new tax law has been forecasted to result in $21 billion less in charitable giving in the coming year. As an estimated, 95% of Americans will now take the standard deduction rather than itemize, few will see a tax advantage for charitable giving in the coming years.
    http://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com

Dec 28

Car Key Found

Range Rover key found this minding in the snow, on Campbell Ave. Text Milian to retrieve. (773) 251-5187.

Dec 22

Property tax delinquent? Up for auction

Whether or not you decide to pay your 2017 property taxes early for a perhaps federal tax deduction depending on your income, among other factors, check to make sure you're not delinquent for past years. By law, the Treasurer is required to put delinquent taxes up for auction – the first step toward loss of property. The next delinquent properties sale will be May 4, 2018.

Do not let your home be threatened by opportunistic tax buyers. It is very important that you visit www.cookcountytreasurer.com to check if your property taxes are delinquent. For more information, contact the Cook County Treasurer’s Office at (312) 443-5100.

    Cook County Treasurer's Office - Chicago, Illinois
    https://www.cookcountytreasurer.com

Dec 13

Updated Dec 21

Illinois Drives People Away The taxpayer migration continues from the Land of Ever Higher Taxes.

Soon there will be so much affordable housing. But who will pay the taxes? Oh!
https://www.wsj.com/articles/illinois-drives-people-away-1513125224
Illinois Drives People Away.

If Republicans succeed in limiting the state-and-local tax deduction, one hope is that this could finally inspire a come-to-Jesus moment in prodigal high-tax states. Democrats in Illinois ought to be especially chastened by new IRS data showing an acceleration of out-migration.

The Prairie State lost a record $4.75 billion in adjusted gross income to other states in the 2015 tax...

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Soon there will be so much affordable housing. But who will pay the taxes? Oh!
https://www.wsj.com/articles/illinois-drives-people-away-1513125224
Illinois Drives People Away.

If Republicans succeed in limiting the state-and-local tax deduction, one hope is that this could finally inspire a come-to-Jesus moment in prodigal high-tax states. Democrats in Illinois ought to be especially chastened by new IRS data showing an acceleration of out-migration.

The Prairie State lost a record $4.75 billion in adjusted gross income to other states in the 2015 tax year, according to recently IRS data released. That’s up from $3.4 billion in the prior year. Many of the migrants were retirees who often flock to balmier climes. But millennials accounted for more than a third of the net outflow in tax returns.
While Florida with zero income tax was the top destination for Illinois expatriates, the Illinois Policy Institute notes that Illinois lost income and people on net to all of its neighbors—Wisconsin (6,000 people based on claimed exemptions), Indiana (8,200), Iowa (1,900), Missouri (2,000) and Kentucky (1,100). What’s the matter with Illinois?

Too much for us to distill in one editorial, but suffice to say that exorbitant property and business taxes have retarded economic growth. Illinois’s corporate tax rate is 9.5%, and pass-through business owners pay 6.45%. Though Illinois’s flat 4.95% income tax rate is relatively low compared to its neighbors, Democrats have found other ways to clobber their citizens.

Property taxes in Cook County and Chicago’s “collar” counties are the highest in the country outside of California and the Northeast. The average homeowner who moves from Lake County, Illinois, across the border to Kenosha County, Wisconsin would receive an annual $3,200 annual property tax cut. Taxes may increase as Democrats scrounge for cash to pay for pensions. Fitch Ratings reported this week that Illinois’s unfunded pension liabilitie
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  • Bill in Rogers Park Rogers Parker - co-founder of Glenwood Neighbors

    Right wing drivel.....Rauner, Tribune, et al have story line that they hope if they kreep repeating, more gullibles will agree so they can break the unions and put more money in their pockets. Looks like there are a few non thinkers here who then post their drivel. The Republican party has rotted and their minions blindly follow.

  • Headline in the Drudge Report, Illinois Losing Resident Every 4 Mins... ,
    which links to this http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-20/illinois-lost-1-resident-every-43-minutes-2017-dropped-6th-most-populous-state Illinois Lost 1 Resident Every 4.3 Minutes In 2017, Dropped To 6th Most Populous State,

    While it is understandable that people are upset when facts disagree with deeply held feelings, ignoring them is dangerous. For all our sakes let's hope that the construction cranes aren't the forerunner to a bust leaving us holding the debt bag.

Dec 15

Updated Dec 15

Cost sharing sidewalk applications begin Jan 9, 2018

Pot hold, crumbly, ugly sidewalk? Want a new one? The city will pay half.
The Shared Cost Sidewalk Program is an extremely popular voluntary program in which property owners share the cost of sidewalk repair with the City. Thousands of Chicagoans have been a part of this popular program, taking advantage of the low cost, exceptional value, and ease of participation.

The Shared Cost Sidewalk Program cost per square foot charged to property owners is well below what a private...

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Pot hold, crumbly, ugly sidewalk? Want a new one? The city will pay half.
The Shared Cost Sidewalk Program is an extremely popular voluntary program in which property owners share the cost of sidewalk repair with the City. Thousands of Chicagoans have been a part of this popular program, taking advantage of the low cost, exceptional value, and ease of participation.

The Shared Cost Sidewalk Program cost per square foot charged to property owners is well below what a private contractor would charge. Senior citizens and persons with disabilities may qualify for a further discounted rate.

Applications will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. The number of participants is based on availability of funds. The program typically reaches capacity quickly, so you are encouraged to apply early. Please note that if you applied for the program in previous years, you must apply again in 2018 if you wish to be considered for the 2018 program. Applications will only be accepted through the City’s 311 system by calling 311 or through the City’s service request website www.cityofchicago.org/311. The property owner’s contact information and the property address are required at the time of request.
more at https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/cdot/provdrs/street/svcs/shared_cost_sidewalkprogram.html?utm_source=50th+Ward+Chicago&utm_campaign=fe95daf701-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_12_13&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d9b54b7a4e-fe95daf701-321138397

Dec 13

    Woman found dead in Target parking lot in West Rogers Park
    A woman was found dead early Tuesday in a grassy area along the fence line of the parking lot of a Target store in West Rogers Park, Chicago police said. The woman, 42, was found around 1 a.m. after police responded to a call of a person down in the 2100 block of West Peterson Avenue on the North Side.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Dec 05

Updated Dec 13

Ira Silverstein makes up his own rules

It's embarrassing for those of us in the 9th Senatorial District that State Sen. Ira Silverstein has decided to run for re-election in the Democrat primary in March.

If he wins that primary, he'll glide into the November election, and he'll return to the General Assembly where he'll be called before an ethics committee to answer questions about his unsavory relationship with a female lobbyist.

Now this from a another Silverstein constituent who writes the 50th Ward Follies:

A friend...

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It's embarrassing for those of us in the 9th Senatorial District that State Sen. Ira Silverstein has decided to run for re-election in the Democrat primary in March.

If he wins that primary, he'll glide into the November election, and he'll return to the General Assembly where he'll be called before an ethics committee to answer questions about his unsavory relationship with a female lobbyist.

Now this from a another Silverstein constituent who writes the 50th Ward Follies:

A friend just sent me a WBEZ report that Ira Silverstein served as lawyer for the father of Denise Rotheimer, his accuser in the sexual harassment scandal that cost him his leadership role in Springfield, during the tine she alleges the harassment occurred.

Worse, WBEZ’s Dave McKinney adds that Ira used his office on Devon–the one leased by the 50th Ward Democratic Organization–rather than his private law office to meet with the father, Philip Rotheimer, about a legal dispute over Rotheimer’s father’s estate. McKinney writes that an unnamed “…government watchdog group said hosting personal business on state property could pose a breach of ethics and a conflict of interest if a lawmaker also is doing legislative work on behalf of a client or client family member.”

Read the story. Then ask yourself: What was Ira thinking?

  • Dan Miller RP/WR resident since 1978

    The valuable 50th Ward Follies reports that "Formal objections have been filed to the nominating petitions of each of the five candidates in the 8th District senatorial contest. Objectors don't have to admit that they are objecting in behalf of another candidate, and the candidates themselves rarely deign to be...

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    The valuable 50th Ward Follies reports that "Formal objections have been filed to the nominating petitions of each of the five candidates in the 8th District senatorial contest. Objectors don't have to admit that they are objecting in behalf of another candidate, and the candidates themselves rarely deign to be so open with the public.

    Then there's Zehra Quadri, who filed objections to petitions for Ram Villivalam and Caroline McAteer-Fournier in her own name. Good for you, Zehra, it shows integrity and courage. Leaders lead.

    Rulings on objections will occur next week. Losers will have the opportunity to seek judicial review if they believe the State BOE made the wrong decision. If there are no appeals to the judiciary, then the Board's decisions stand.

    Petitions were filed by Ira Silverstein, Ram Villivalam, Zehra Quadri, Caroline McAteer-Fournier, and David Zulkey.

  • Dan Miller RP/WR resident since 1978

    re: >>>... no worries. No Republican has filed to run for state senate in the 8th District <<<

    No worries? A Democrat has held that seat since dirt, and Democrats have dominated state and Chicago politics for decades, leaving the state with $22 bln. in unfunded public pension liabilities. Property...

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    re: >>>... no worries. No Republican has filed to run for state senate in the 8th District <<<

    No worries? A Democrat has held that seat since dirt, and Democrats have dominated state and Chicago politics for decades, leaving the state with $22 bln. in unfunded public pension liabilities. Property taxes in Cook and Chicago are the highest in the US outside of Calif. and the Democrat-dominated Northeast. And we have "no worries" that an ethically challenged Democrat will waltz into his umpteenth term to represent us in the 8th Senatorial district?

Dec 12

Dec 11

CAPS Beat 2411 meeting (with Police Officers) - 12/12/17 - IBP - 7:00PM

CAPS Beat 2411 meeting at the Indian Boundary Park Field House, Tu, Dec 12, @7pm, Indian Boundary Park Fieldhouse.
Come out for 1 hour and be updated on latest activities in the neighborhood.
Co-Facilitator Morrine Sweer and CPD officers will host this meeting.

Dec 11

IAC is hiring an AmeriCorps VISTA

The Workforce Development Program is looking to fill an AmeriCorps VISTA position by January.
Apply: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=77708&fromSearch=true

    My AmeriCorps - Home Page
    Contact Us | Newsletters | Site Map | Site Index | Office of Inspector General | FirstGov | Privacy | Accessibility FOIA | No Fear Act | Federal Register Notices | Site Notices Last updated: Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 10:44 AM Release version: 6.7.2
    https://my.americorps.gov

Dec 07

Updated Dec 08

    Dog gives owner the slip, navigates Chicago streets to doggie daycare
    Dec. 6 (UPI) -- A dog that gave her owner the slip while out on a morning walk made her way through the busy streets of Chicago and showed up alone at her doggie daycare.
    https://www.upi.com
  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

    Izabella knew where she wanted to spend the day.

  • Maria de la Rosa-Young Gardener and coffee lover

    Malamutes are notorious escape artists. So glad Izabella didn't get hurt traveling to her fun destination.

Dec 07

How the Cook County Assessor Failed Taxpayers

The city, county and state are drenched in corruption, cronyism and incompetence costing us millions, nay billions. And this is a basic reason why housing isn't "affordable" as we pay higher taxes on everything to support this deviancy.
https://features.propublica.org/the-tax-divide/cook-county-commercial-and-industrial-property-tax-assessments/

    How the Cook County Assessor failed taxpayers
    Amid the most tumultuous real estate market since the Great Depression, Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios produced valuations for thousands of commercial and industrial properties in Chicago that did not change from one reassessment to the next, not even by a single dollar.
    https://features.propublica.org

Dec 06

Black Cat Found

Last night a very friendly black cat tried to follow my husband into the house. I took him in because he seemed scared, so he's in my bathroom right now. Is anyone missing their cat? He's very friendly, sweet, and seems well fed so I don't think he's a stray.

- Adult male
- All black, short hair
- Not neutered
- Not declawed

Dec 04

Need a craftsman for a job in my home

Looking for someone to put up a wood-like vinyl material on a dining wall. Anyway know someone who can this. Molding needs to be removed.

Dec 02

Updated Dec 04

Oven repair

We have a Sears Kenmore oven that we needs repair. Does anyone have a recommendation for a reliable repair person?

  • What is the problem? How old is your appliance? I once had an oven issue. Turns out it was an ignitor gone bad. Bought a $12 replacement part online and replaced it myself.

  • Marty Bianchi at Appliance Rescue 773-549-6363

Nov 30

    Chicago's Winter Overnight Parking Ban Begins December 1
    CONTACT:Marjani Williams312-744-2878 (o)312-502-5321 (c) marjani.williams@cityofchicago.org The Department of Streets and Sanitation (DSS) reminds motorists that the Chicago winter overnight parking ban begins on Friday, December 1, 2017, and runs through April 1, 2018. The parking ban is enforced regardless of snow on 107 miles of main streets throughout the city during the hours of 3 a.m.
    https://www.cityofchicago.org

Nov 28

Evanston man charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon

Officers responded to a call regarding a disturbance in the 200 block of Hartrey Avenue that involved two men who were in a Jeep, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said...

...Joseph Dugan said in a Monday news release. An officer stopped the vehicle in the 7500 block of North California Avenue in Chicago and noted the scent of marijuana coming from inside...

    Evanston man charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon
    An Evanston man was arrested Sunday night in connection with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and two other charges. Officers responded to a call regarding a disturbance in the 200 block of Hartrey Avenue that involved two men who were in a Jeep, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said in a Monday news release....
    https://dailynorthwestern.com

Nov 25

Updated Nov 27

Dentist ASAP

Got a cracked tooth. Have no insurance. Have no money until this Friday. Suggestions will be great!
Thanks!

  • Nan

    That doesn't mean this person wasn't previously enrolled - it may just mean it was the first time they were seen. Dental school dental clinics can be difficult to get appointments with even if you've already been accepted as a patient, but it' certainly worth a try.

  • UIC Dental can be very hard to get into and almost impossible to do so quickly (unless things have changed). I used to go there.

    Dr. Baker at Montrose Tooth Fairy 1929 W Montrose is where I go now and she's the best dentist I've ever had. She does great...

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    UIC Dental can be very hard to get into and almost impossible to do so quickly (unless things have changed). I used to go there.

    Dr. Baker at Montrose Tooth Fairy 1929 W Montrose is where I go now and she's the best dentist I've ever had. She does great work, has the most reasonable rates, will not suggest unnecessary work. I'm sure she would be able to work something out with you. She used to do pro bono services for indigenous people in South American countries and for the Chicago homeless. http://www.chicagotoothfairy.com/dr-chernara-baker/

Nov 27

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