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Wed Oct 17, 2012
Lesley Smith answered:
i lived at iowa/oakley for years and it's about a 10-15 minute walk to the metra, i just went straight down western, i never felt unsafe during commuter times. if you were going to be going over there by yourself later in the evening i wouldn't walk over there alone, there are too many dark, quiet places for people to hide ... more
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Wed Oct 17, 2012
Lesley Smith answered:
1. west of western isn't even wicker park. 2. depends on where west of western you're considering?
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Sat Jul 14, 2012
Andy Ogorzaly answered:
This is my stomping grounds and I love this area! It's interesting how certain areas are gentrified and I don't know why this one took so long since it is so close to EVERYTHING! This is definitely a neighborhood, so don't expect to find any highrises or large multi-unit buildings. The bigger 3-4 story buildings can be found along Chicago Ave. and Grand Ave. Expect to see Chicago Ave. turn into a bustling thoroughfare (like Division) very soon! There is already a ton of great places near Noble like Five Star, West Town Tavern, Branch 27, Manee Thai and much more.

Further west down Chicago is the newer West Town branch library in the old Goldblatt building. Roots Pizza and Bleeding Heart Bakery opened up not too long ago. Sprout home is a unique and modern plant store on Damen. And Bar Deville is one of my favorite hidden gems at Damen and Huron.

I like the mix of old ornate and sleek modern architecture that exists. I also love that there are these hidden bars and shops within the neighborhoods. It's definitely a work, live, play environment for the local people who live there, which makes it feel homey. But at the same time you are just a bus, cab, or train car away from being anywhere in the city! Gotta love it!
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Mon Apr 18, 2011
Robert Pratt answered:
Hi, Lynda.

Thank you for posting a question for us here. This property is not, as you say, currently on the market.
It was last listed for 399k in 2008 and the MLS information indicates that it is owned currently by Pb Holdings LLC.

Please feel free to contact one of our agents at 312.242.1000 if you would like us to get further information for you.
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Wed Jun 18, 2008
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Tue Sep 25, 2007
Patti Pereyra answered:
Hi Alex,

First of all, if you know in advance you will be unable to pay your taxes, you need to contact the assessor's office and work out a payment plan with them. They will allow for partial payments over time as your budget allows. This is better than not paying at all.

Here is an excerpt on payment plans from the Cook County Treasurer's website:
Q: Is there a payment plan?
A: Taxpayers are allowed to make multiple partial payments over time as their budgets allow. If you choose to pay a tax installment with multiple payments, you should be aware of the following:

(1) Checks must include your:

name
address
phone number
Property Index Number (PIN)
and, if available, e-mail address, as well as the tax year, and the tax installment on which you are making a payment (for example:12-34-567-890-1234, 2002-First Installment)

(2) If you pay in person, you must have a complete, original tax bill.

(3) Per state law, unpaid balances on an installment are assessed penalty at the rate of 1.5% per month from the due date until paid in full. If you need your current balance, you may go to Payments Status at this Web site or call our automated phone system at 312.443.5100, 24 hours a day.

(4) All tax balances on a given tax year must be paid in full prior to the annual tax sale. If taxes for a given tax year are not paid in full, the delinquent amount can be sold at a tax auction and the cost to redeem may be considerable. Taxes that are sold that are not redeemed may result in loss of property ownership.

(5) Once delinquency notices are being prepared for mailing and publication in area newspapers, by law, your next payment must include the $10 publication fee pursuant to state law and such payments must be made by certified check, cashier's check or money order prior to the start of the tax sale.

Alex, if your taxes remain unpaid for 2 installments, they will be sold, and a lien will be put on your property. And yes, you will eventually lose it if the taxes are not redeemed.

Here is another excerpt from the FAQ section of the Cook County Treasurer's website:

Q: What happens if the taxes aren't paid?
A: Under Illinois law, property tax delinquencies may be sold at tax sale. If a delinquency remains unpaid and is sold at tax sale, the tax purchaser will hold a lien on the property. Removing such a lien will add hundreds, even thousands of dollars to the amount now due. Failure to pay (or "redeem") following a sale may ultimately lead to a loss of the property.

Please read this website. It pretty much answers any question you could ever have about your taxes:
http://www.cookcountytreasurer.com/Search_Listing.aspx?ntopicid=228

Good luck!
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