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Neighbor's bass is slowly rendering my innards to gelatin - advice?

After searching, I see this has come up on Ask MeFi before in regards to apartment situations. The difference here is that we own, as do our neighbors. We live in Chicago, and naturally the police are less than responsive about these sorts of matters. I have spoken to the vibrating bass vehicle owner himself, twice, which helps for a week or so at most. I am a quiet person and a homebody - also a stay-at-home mom to a toddler and impending baby. There is literally nowhere in the house I can go to escape it when it's at max volume. [more inside]
posted by sixtyten on Apr 21, 2014 - 13 answers

The ins and outs of having a car stolen in Chicago

Our car was stolen. Police here seem to shrug it off. Is there anything else I should or could be doing, or just take it as a rather abrupt lesson in the transience of possessions? [more inside]
posted by sixtyten on Sep 26, 2013 - 16 answers

Mechanics: how do they work?

[Chicago Filter] My car needs new brakes, like, a year ago. (Seriously.) I need to find a good (reasonably priced, will get the job done) mechanic in Chicago because the Toyota dealership wants payment in first born children. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Mar 12, 2013 - 14 answers

How can I fight this tow?

My girlfriend's car was towed from the street on a potentially bogus claim here in Chicago. How can we fight this? [more inside]
posted by Carillon on Jul 16, 2012 - 23 answers

Help me plan a road trip with kids.

Road trip! My wife and I are taking our two kids on our first real road trip, from the mid-Atlantic to the Midwest. I’d like advice on routes, activities, and must-see stops along the way. Lots of details and specific questions after the jump. [more inside]
posted by cheapskatebay on May 14, 2012 - 13 answers

Recommendations for a transmission shop on the far northside of Chicago

I need a recommendation for a good transmission shop on the northside of Chicago. Bonus points for Evanston, Rogers Park, and the surrounding areas. [more inside]
posted by who squared on Apr 25, 2012 - 5 answers

Where to meet in Chicago?

Looking for suggestions for a convenient (and delicious?) place to meet a friend traveling through Chicago with a small dog. [more inside]
posted by quiet coyote on Oct 19, 2011 - 6 answers

Going to Chicago next Sunday - car some days; what to do?

Headed to Chicago the 15th. Been to Chicago before (love it!) First time for the fiance. Details inside! [more inside]
posted by filmgeek on Aug 7, 2010 - 16 answers

Auto wheel repair in Chicago?

Auto wheel repair in Chicago? [more inside]
posted by Jason and Laszlo on Jun 28, 2010 - 5 answers

For the love of the Subaru!

Are there any preventative measures, leaving aside driving the car every day, that will prevent my brakes from rusting like mad? [more inside]
posted by Cold Lurkey on Sep 16, 2009 - 12 answers

Should I take the unlicensed driver who destroyed my car to Chicago small claims court?

My car was just totaled by an unlicensed, uninsured 16-year-old driver in Chicago. I'm insured, but I have no collision coverage, so any/all expenses are strictly out-of-pocket. The teen responsible was found to be 100% liable on the police report. Can/should I take the family to small claims court? Related: Can anyone suggest a salvage guy that pays a fair price for junked cars and a decent lawyer to represent me in small claims court? Do I even need a lawyer in small claims court? Sorry - I'm new to this. [more inside]
posted by hypocritical ross on Apr 21, 2008 - 33 answers

Help us get our crappy cars fixed.

Where in Chicago can I get the brakes on a '99 VW Jetta and '98 Ford Escort replaced reliably and cheaply? [more inside]
posted by santojulieta on Jan 17, 2008 - 3 answers

What kind of car would best make my daily commute safe, comfortable, and cost-effective?

What kind of car should I buy (under $15K) to make my commute safe, comfortable, and cost-effective? [more inside]
posted by AgentRocket on Dec 21, 2007 - 43 answers

Parking during snow in Chicago

How does Chicago's "No Parking if snow is over 2 inches" rule work out in practice? Are the blocks of cars parked on my street (Sheridan at 7600 N) all going to be towed overnight and tomorrow morning? [more inside]
posted by ztdavis on Dec 15, 2007 - 18 answers

car rental dollar hertz roadtrip chicago

chicagofilter: renting a car - from a dealer (or: where can I find a decently priced mileage-free rental for a roadtrip) ? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Feb 20, 2007 - 9 answers

My car got towed in Chicago

I live in chicago and got my car towed last night (on Division bet. western and california). The reason is because there is no parking on the street when snow is two inches or more (from 3am to 7am). It has not snowed since wednesday and there was no snow in the street when I parked there, nor did it snow during the evening. I paid the fee to get my car out and I have scheduled a hearing for 2/23/07. Has anyone successfully gotten their money back? Am I in the wrong? I would appreciate any advice I can get going into this hearing.
posted by danb1 on Feb 16, 2007 - 18 answers

Chicago auto mechanic?

Know a good Chicago auto mechanic? [more inside]
posted by raf on Nov 2, 2006 - 8 answers

Blinded by the light or by an urban legend

Was there ever a plan for a public art project which would placed a giant rearview mirror next to Chicago's Lake Shore Drive? [more inside]
posted by Xalf on Jun 29, 2006 - 3 answers

Parking with Peace of Mind

Help! I need to know where it's safe to park in Lincoln Park, Chicago. The last time I rented a car... [more inside]
posted by auntbee on Mar 18, 2006 - 10 answers

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