3 days ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Unique items for sale

I have two large chairs, ( THRONES ) custom made, black, large, & heavy.
Extensive C.D. Collection. ABBA to ZZ Top. Johnny Cash to THE CLASH. Several hundred. Very eccentric collection. Plus dog bed w/cedar floor. If interested call 312-890-76680

  • Ravens Yes.I can fix that.

    Sorry about the phone # its 312-890-7558. Large hands, small keys. Thanks

  • Ravens Yes.I can fix that.

    MJ. This is Ravens. It would be easier to use real-speak. My real speak code is 312-890-7558

17 hours ago

Needed: Electrician with tall ladder

I attached a picture. We have a light hanging over our door and I would love to get it working. Not sure if the bulb is just burnt out or if the light doesn't work. In any case a very tall ladder is needed. Any rec would be appreciated.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Accident near Belmont Harbor?

Does anyone know what's going on toward the north end of Belmont Harbor? Several squad cars, fire trucks, and ambulances, including a SCUBA truck, just flew northbound on the trail from Belmont.

  • Woman fell into the water. Witness held her above the surface until police/fire arrived. She's being treated at Illinois Masonic.

  • Robert Rohdenburg Affordable Housing Activist for ONE Northside

    Details on the incident: (excerpted here)
    FROM:http://chicago.suntimes.com/news-chicago/7/71/319472/woman-falls-belmont-harbor-uses-belt-tie-dock-help-arrives
    Woman falls into Belmont Harbor, 'hero' jogger helps save her life

    Posted: 01/25/2015, 04:53pm | Mitch Dudek
    A woman who fell into the icy waters of Belmont Harbor on Sunday morning used her belt to strap herself to a dock before she was...

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    Details on the incident: (excerpted here)
    FROM:http://chicago.suntimes.com/news-chicago/7/71/319472/woman-falls-belmont-harbor-uses-belt-tie-dock-help-arrives
    Woman falls into Belmont Harbor, 'hero' jogger helps save her life

    Posted: 01/25/2015, 04:53pm | Mitch Dudek
    A woman who fell into the icy waters of Belmont Harbor on Sunday morning used her belt to strap herself to a dock before she was saved by a passing jogger who heard her screams for help.

    The 30-year-old woman slipped off the boat that houses the Belmont Yacht Club at the northeast end of the harbor about 10:40 a.m., according to Sgt. Ruben Ramirez.
    “It was pretty incredible because she missed all the surrounding ice and hit the water right on target,” Ramirez said.

    “She took off her belt, lashed it to the dock, put her arm through it and hung on for dear life,” Police Marine Unit Sgt. Angel Romero said.

    Yariv Becher was jogging nearby — and despite listening to music on headphones — he heard her screams and was able to help hold her above water and call 911.

    “I saw her and told her, ‘Hold on! I’m coming,’ ” said Becher, 37. “She was shivering and very cold. She said her legs were numb and she couldn’t feel her hands . . . I couldn’t lift her all the way up.”

    The woman was in the water for 15 to 20 minutes before police and fire department rescuers hoisted her to safety and rushed her to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where she was treated for hypothermia and listed in good condition.

    The water temperature of Lake Michigan was about 35 degrees Sunday, Ramirez said.

    Initial reports of a jogger falling into the water were incorrect.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Free Fitness and Health Assessments

Saturday January 24 from 12:30-2:30pm Dojo Chicago will be offering free Fitness and Health assessments to local residents. Stop by and see if you are fit and healthy or have more work to do to reach those New Years fitness resolutions.
Dojo Chicago is located at 3206 N Southport Ave.
Questions call 312-843-9707 or go to dojochicago.com

  • david duggan President, South Lakeview Neighbors

    I went there @ 2:15 and the place was locked up tighter than a drum

  • Dojo Chicago Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Strength and Conditioning ...

    Sorry Dave I had to leave a little early, if you would like to come by another time let me know and I will gladly do the assessment for you!
    Thanks for stopping by.

Jan 15

Updated 4 days ago

What happened to Subway??

Does anyone know the true story of why Subway closed?

  • Ravens Yes.I can fix that.

    If I knew how, i would get investors & open a---------wait for it----------WHITE CASTLE, Ha, anybody with me. Eat-in or to go only. No drive through

  • RT Here

    That's an awful idea.

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Garage rental

Looking for indoor garage spot in North Center-- anybody know of any?

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Vote For Jesus "Chuy" Garcia for Mayor

Can we all agree Rahm has got to go! I met him once and I can honestly say when I shook his hand I straight saw evil. His eyes are super creepy. The man is a wallstreet money guy, Brauner supporter, and gives 0 f@&$s about the well being of this city if it doesn't make his agenda money. Let's all make it to the polls to tell Rahm f-you.

http://www.chicagoforchuy.com/index.html

  • DRuhl74 Interested Chicago Resident

    The AllState is empty because they are awful. When they won it was full. This new stadium does little to help the students because it's still going to take at least 30 minutes to get there from the LP campus, not to mention the non-student suburbanite fan base that does not want to drive into the city.

    I've been to all the preseason games at McGrath the past several years. They are not well attended maybe 1,000-1,500 fans. Still little to no student support.

  • What did Chuy exactly do for the 22nd Ward?

Jan 21

Updated 6 days ago

No More Trees at Monty Gaels

Anyone know why they were cut down? I'm a little disappointed to see this.

  • Jerry P. in Northcenter Enjoying being a volunteer with Forward Chicago!

    A call to Alderman Pawar's office might get you the answer. There were some trucks blocking the street (Leavitt) in that area a few days ago. Possibly damage to sewer due to tree roots. However, the trees did not seem large enough to do that.

  • They were attempting to catch a Leprechaun that was living in them

Jan 18

Updated Jan 20

Homeless man on bike

For about 2 years there has been a homeless man who hangs out under the el in back of my house and sits and drinks. At first it was just annoying but now he is constantly leaving food and empty beer cans around. My dogs often try to eat the food he has left behind. I have called the police twice and both times no one showed up, does anyone have any suggestions? He is a white guy who usually wears an orange hoodie. Thanks!

  • You can imply that you don't know what he's trying to feed your dog, that it could be poison, you have no idea. That's not lying, not a false report.

  • SaucyJack 50th ward

    Police generally will not respond to 911 calls regarding vagrancy. Especially if they have higher priority calls. The Aldetman will, if pestered enough, not only lean on the police commanders a bit heavier, they will employ more social service tools like advocacy groups. They will attempt to move the guy...

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    Police generally will not respond to 911 calls regarding vagrancy. Especially if they have higher priority calls. The Aldetman will, if pestered enough, not only lean on the police commanders a bit heavier, they will employ more social service tools like advocacy groups. They will attempt to move the guy into a shelter, etc. Many homeless individuals refuse this help as many prefer their current situations. But at the very least the message is loud and clear that his neighbors are tired of his behavior and would prefer him to move on.

Jan 17

Found Keys

Saw these attached to the pole in front of 3845 N. Kenmore. There is a little orange dolphin on them as well. Left them out there in case somebody was walking and looking for them.

Jan 13

Updated Jan 16

New Neighbor

Hi all--- we are moving to the 4900 Block of N Seeley in a few weeks. We have two young kids (2 and 5). I've been a recovering Lincoln Park trixie for the better part of 15 years so having some anxiety about moving to a new hood-- but really looking forward to it and to meeting new neighbors. Any tips/tricks and lay of the land?

  • Bill 4500 N Wolcott 25 year plus resident

    Mydogharryr... don't for get the free weekly concerts on Tuesday Nights all summer long at Welles Park and The Circus in the parks at Welles park, and shakespeare in the parks at Welles Park ( the largest attendance in the city) in a few words WELLES PARK Rocks!

  • Yup, Welles is great. Also forgot to mention the Davis Theater having movies for kids a couple of mornings a week during summer. And, across the street from Welles is the library, they do lots of stuff for kids in the summer too. Sure I'll think of more!

Jan 13

Updated Jan 15

Anybody willing to take in kitten(s)?

Some of the workers on Southport found a pair of stray kittens, a boy and a girl. Anybody interested? They're really young, and we don't want to send them to a shelter. Let me know if you are interested!

Jan 11

Updated Jan 13

Snowblowing Etiquette

Wondering - How early is too early to snow blow?

I leave for work sometimes as early as 6:30am and would like to clear the sidewalk (Addison) before doing so rather than waiting until evening.

Is 6am too early?

Thoughts on what time is too late?

Thanks

  • Jerry P. in Northcenter Enjoying being a volunteer with Forward Chicago!

    I sometimes sleep in until 10AM. You could wake me anytime to clear that darn snow. Many children walk our block on the way to Coonley School. Let's keep them safe! FWIW, our parking lots and sidewalks on the Senior Campus are often being plowed around 2AM! Keep up the fine work!

  • CJL ...

    " Lakeview area neighbors"

    Oh, you live in Lake View? Then the Bishop can safely ignore your issue, since you're east of the El, and at least 3 blocks away.

Jan 09

Updated Jan 10

Dojo Chicago

I have been living in this area for three years now and have not been able to find a gym where people actually want to get fit and care about being healthy, most clubs seem to have more social aspects. Dojo is a small gym with a very personal approach and they offer all women's classes. So happy to have found this place, def a great addition to the neighborhood!

  • Jen K 22-year Lakeview resident

    Chicago North Sider: When you put quotes around the three words, Google searches for that exact phrase, which would explain why you couldn't find anything in your search. Try dropping the quotes and the word Gym and the place the OP referenced is the first search result.

  • tim

    I love this gym / dojo because that's all it is and nothing more. Check them out. http://www.chicagofitnesscenter.com/#/home

Jan 08

Updated Jan 09

Marianos: Heads up neighbors

Mariano's off of foster and sheridan lost power and everything refrigerated or heated is not being sold due to having lost power for several hours.

So if you still need to pick up dinner like I do, slide on over to jewel.

  • Littleton Arts Uptown Chicago/Uptown/Artist

    I can't go to Jewel...they don't let you walk around with booze OR have a live piano or jazz combo.

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    ALDI lets you walk around with one of their empty boxes.

Jan 08

Updated Jan 09

Best cable deal?

Hi neighbors. I have to dump ATT U verse ( too slow) and am looking for thoughts on
Comcast and RCN. I know everybody hates them but which is best deal?
Thanks

  • I just moved to Lincoln Square this summer, and I tried to get RCN after having repeated issues with Comcast (with both connectivity and customer service), but RCN only serves certain locations -- and unfortunately not my new apartment. Make sure you check this before anything else.

    I have only...

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    I just moved to Lincoln Square this summer, and I tried to get RCN after having repeated issues with Comcast (with both connectivity and customer service), but RCN only serves certain locations -- and unfortunately not my new apartment. Make sure you check this before anything else.

    I have only had RCN for one year in the past and had no issues -- and it was dirt cheap --, but I hear they've become pretty Comcast-y in their customer service. Speeds will be pretty close to the same, so go on price/availability.

    And KarenB is right, even with the cheapest option (either 3 or 6Mbps, depending), a wired connection is going to be probably 10x faster than the wifi signal if you're right next to the router.

    Also interesting to note, ISPs quote speeds as "Mbps" which is not the same as "MBps". There are eight bits in a byte, so 6 Mbps (Megabits per second) is less than 1 MBps (Megabyte per second). It doesn't affect much if you're doing normal internet things -- streaming video recommends ~500 Kbps --, but it can be confusing if you think you're getting a much higher speed.

  • Took too long composing my response! Ah well, good luck with Comcast. They periodically have a promotion for new customers called "Blast Plus" which is the best deal I can find, with good internet and a basic cable package. If you watch most of your TV online, it's a good...

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    Took too long composing my response! Ah well, good luck with Comcast. They periodically have a promotion for new customers called "Blast Plus" which is the best deal I can find, with good internet and a basic cable package. If you watch most of your TV online, it's a good deal for ~$50/month when internet alone will cost you that or more for the same speed, and (at least as of six months ago) it included HBO. I don't know if that has changed since HBO has started offering their own subscription packages.

    As a caveat, I highly recommend you do your shopping online and screenshot everything that has a term or condition, because every time I get one of these packages, something goes wrong and the customer service tries to tell me I don't have that (like an HBO subscription included in the package). I haul out my screenshot and offer to send it to them, and they magically realize that they were mistaken. Every time.

    And do your customer service interactions on their customer service chat. Get a transcript of every one. Never use the phone with them.

Jan 07

Updated Jan 07

Found Keys on 01/06/15

I live on Barry Ave between Sheffield and Kenmore streets. Yesterday afternoon, I came home to find a set of keys placed under my front door mat. The keys are not mine and I presume someone must have lost them near my residence. The set includes a Lexus car key. Please contact me if you are the owner of these keys.

  • Kimberly R. RN and concerned citizen

    Fortunately, the keys have been returned to the rightful owner!

Jan 04

Updated Jan 05

Sidewalk salt

I'm looking for dog foot friendly sidewalk de-icer. Anyone know who's carrying it? Thanks in advance. :-)

  • Stauber's Ace on Lincoln between Byron and Larchmont usually has it - and their store is dog friendly, so bring your pooch along!

  • Maria de la Rosa-Young, North Park Gardener and coffee lover

    Costco sells Mag Chloride 8300 in 50lb bags. It's safe for pets, concrete and shrubbery.

Jan 02

Updated Jan 04

Found dog

Found him on roscoe and Oakley. Maybe a chow mix. Mostly white and black. Posted on lost dogs of Illinois. Is microchipped but phone number might be turned off.

Jul 26

Updated Jan 04

New Restaurant Where Dorado Used To Be

Does anyone know what restaurant is going in where Dorado used to be?

  • We need more of those!

  • Whatever happened to this? I haven't seen anyone working there in a long time

Sep 14

Updated Dec 25

Missing cat

Mila is still missing. Last seen around Lakewood and Wolfram. Black and white, with a black nose. Reward $300. Please call if you see her: 773-580-4130. Thanks.

Dec 15

Updated Dec 24

No more open parking on Ravenswood by Metra

Permit parking now in force from 7am to 5pm. It was nice while it lasted. Anyone know if Metra has any plans for a paid parking area?

  • Way to confuse residents and Metra riders Aldermans office and the City. Must be a new sneaky way to generate revenue with the potential to ticket and tow.
    The parking situation over by the Metra station on Ravenswood will get worse when the building and new Metra station full on construction gets under way. SMH

  • I don't own a car so it has never been an issue to me but can certainly understand the confusion and irritation of trying to park in your own neighborhood. That area is a big mess for pedestrians, it will be interesting to see when the new station opens if...

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    I don't own a car so it has never been an issue to me but can certainly understand the confusion and irritation of trying to park in your own neighborhood. That area is a big mess for pedestrians, it will be interesting to see when the new station opens if they will reconfigure the area when the train riders exit on the Marianos side.

    The east side of Ravenswood north of Foster is a cluster as well with what were the double parkers (when the business was there) and those that blocked the marked cross walk. What is up with the people who now feel they can pull their car right up to the stairs to unload. Not only are they blocking a marked cross walk but are creating a safety issue with people/cars trying to maneuver around them. Now that's some serious entitlement.

Dec 22

Updated Dec 23

"Park" speed camera on Irving Park between Sheridan & Clark

I was driving down Irving Park yesterday and noticed that the stretch between the L tracks (on the east) and Clark is now designated as a "park" speed zone (30 mph from 6 am to 11 pm, I think). It's being enforced with a speed camera.

According to: http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/cdot/supp_info/children_s_safetyzoneporgramautomaticspeedenforcement.html "The Children’s Safety Zone Program protects children and other pedestrians by reminding motorists to slow down and obey speed laws – especially in school and park zones. The safety zones are...

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I was driving down Irving Park yesterday and noticed that the stretch between the L tracks (on the east) and Clark is now designated as a "park" speed zone (30 mph from 6 am to 11 pm, I think). It's being enforced with a speed camera.

According to: http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/cdot/supp_info/children_s_safetyzoneporgramautomaticspeedenforcement.html "The Children’s Safety Zone Program protects children and other pedestrians by reminding motorists to slow down and obey speed laws – especially in school and park zones. The safety zones are designated as within 1/8th of a mile from Chicago parks or schools."

For those who are trying to picture the park in question, it seems to be Graceland cemetery, which is fenced on both sides of the street. So even if it were a park, I'm not sure how kids would get from the cemetery, over the fence and into the street.

Another money grab by the city of Chicago? It'll be particularly interesting to see how many drivers get nabbed during Cubs games, since charter buses regularly idle there and will block the speed limit sign (but not, by my estimates, the camera).

Dec 22

Updated Dec 23

More brazen package thieves in Roscoe

Found not one but FOUR, yes four, opened, discarded boxes while walking the dog this evening. All but one had their respective items missing.

The discarded boxes were found along Hoyne near the intersection of Melrose.

Beware- these thieves only walked one or two houses down before throwing out their "trash." It's a good idea for everyone to be on the lookout.

Dec 18

Updated Dec 23

Stealing packages in roscoe village

We just saw a middle aged blonde woman trying to steal a neighbors package on leavitt. When we asked her if she lived their, she ran. She is carrying a brown Marionos bag .

Dec 17

Updated Dec 23

Lost/Discarded child's Christmas gift found. Please claim. Will return.

Tonight while walking along the block of 2000 W. Ainsley was found in brand new condition, children's book "It's Time To Sleep My Love" in partially opened gift wrapping with a label: To Sam, From Aunt Jill and Uncle Jeff. Seriously, it was in the middle of the block, adjacent to the alley, actually propped up against a sign post in the grass as if somebody else had founded it first and left it there. It was dry, so it was discarded after the rain. Please contact me to claim. Would gladly return to rightful owner.

  • marys 47th Ward

    I believe this belongs to my grandson. He lives on N. Campbell near the post office on Lawrence and has an aunt and uncle with those names. We can verify with them to see if they sent the book. I will be in contact.

  • marys 47th Ward

    Thanks to Matthew for posting and getting this book back to my grandson. Sadly, the toys sent in the same gift box were most likely stolen off Sam's porch.

Dec 22

Lost Wallet at Belmont and Southport

Lost a red wallet at Belmont and southport. Please message me if you find it.

Dec 21

Updated Dec 22

Using Twitter to get quick crime reports.

I follow DNAinfo ,Chicago Scanner. Any other suggestions?
Thanks

Dec 20

Updated Dec 21

Potential Scam-Man going door-to-door asking for money on Berteau

On 12/20 at 11am this man rang my doorbell, he had a clip board and a blue backpack. When I didn't answer he went next door and asked for money for a charity or something. Could be a scam, I took a picture of him in case.

  • Or maybe he is collecting for a charity...

  • SammyM Graceland West

    Exactly what I said before....

  • This should be an immediate 911 call as it is "suspicious behavior happening now". The majority of break-ins happen in the daytime. Often "scammers" are casing houses and neighborhoods. That back pack and /or an accomplice parked on the street could make off with quite a bit from your home....

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    This should be an immediate 911 call as it is "suspicious behavior happening now". The majority of break-ins happen in the daytime. Often "scammers" are casing houses and neighborhoods. That back pack and /or an accomplice parked on the street could make off with quite a bit from your home.

    Your first call should be to 911, your next call to your immediate phone tree. Then post to Nextdoor. Glad you have a photo. As this is after the incident, could you please report to 311 and email the photo and info to Sgt. Jason Clark who heads CAPS for the 19th District. Jason.clark@chicagopolice.org. The phone number for CAPS is 312.744.0064. Please also call 911 to report any suspicious people parked in vehicles in the neighborhood. Get the license number if possible.

    CAPS attended the December 7th GWCA Meeting held at 1437 Montrose.

May 04 2012

Updated Dec 16

Sofa

Please call 311 for free pickup. We don't need more junk on the street. Craig's list also has a free section

  • I called 311 who gave me a number for street and San and they do not pick up furniture, your information is incorrect.

  • Well, the original post is 2 1/2 years old.

    Streets and sanitation will pick up large items as long as the item is on a smaller residential property that has city pickup. The trash guys will generally pick up almost anything without a anyone calling about it first. Last week...

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    Well, the original post is 2 1/2 years old.

    Streets and sanitation will pick up large items as long as the item is on a smaller residential property that has city pickup. The trash guys will generally pick up almost anything without a anyone calling about it first. Last week they took away my neighbor's mattress and box spring.

    If you live on a property at is more than 4 units, your private trash hauler will take the item for an extra yardage fee. Mine charged $20 for each large item hauled away.

Dec 15

Found Watch Wrigleyville

We found a watch today (12/15) on Sheffield near Wrigley. If you lost one, message me with a detailed description.

Dec 13

Updated Dec 13

Shooting on 1600 Block of W Sunnyside....Or Not?

There's a very odd media mention above about a shooting death in Chicago Heights, yet the victim's address is noted as the 1600 block of W Sunnyside. The article says the victim was shot and died in his own home at that address. I checked and there does not appear to be a Sunnyside in Chicago Heights. In fact, all the east-west streets there are number streets. I live very close to Sunnyside and Paulina so I'd like to know if anyone knows more about this. Thanks.

  • Appears to be a typo as Sunnyside does indeed exist in Chicago Heights.

  • ctomsee Lifelong Chicagoan; Lifelong Sox fan; Dog lover

    Jdub - Thanks. I did find it in CH now. I was too focused on the east-west thing - their Sunnyside runs north-south. Sorry for the victim but good to hear it didn't occur up here.

Dec 08

Updated Dec 09

Jewelry repair and custom framing in uptown?

Hi - writing to ask for recommendations for this type of work in uptown. Good/bad experiences? Want to support our local businesses of possible!
Thx!
Sara

  • tcn

    For jewelry I would try Bryn Mawr Jewelry. It's in Edgewater, but Scott is meticulous!

  • Frank's Jewelry, a longtime Chicago business, has reincarnated as Midori Market, 4511 N. Hermitage. They repair jewelry and also have some lovely pieces to sell.

Dec 04

Updated Dec 05

More Digging?

Anyone have any clue why People's Gas made a new trench on Racine or when the other trenches will be filled in? The freight train noises are getting old.

  • David Lightman Part time head turner, full time jaw dropper

    I don't know.

  • I lived with that situation for about two months, Every time they resurfaced the street, they would come back and start digging again. The metal plates (6 of them) were deafening and rattled the buildings to the point of creating cracks on some the of structures. It was a complete nightmare.

Mar 10

Updated Dec 02

Burglary on Elaine Place Apartments in Lakeview

I've been burglarized in my apartment when I was on vacation Thursday-Sunday. They stole my 2 Mac book laptops with chargers. Please let me know of you are aware of any suspicious person(s) in the area.

  • Same apartment complex.

  • who has the keys besides you, kristine and jeffrey (in the same building)? hmmm...
    please file a police report!! there may be something fishy going on there.

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