2 days ago

Updated 2 min ago

Want a Tree Replanted ?

You've probably seen lots of mature, beautiful trees bite the dust because of the ash borer. Someone else on EB posted a link for requesting that a tree be replanted and I wanted to give that link more visibility. Trees are an important part of what makes our neighborhoods vibrant and healthy (but you already knew that.) https://servicerequest.cityofchicago.org/web_intake_chic/Controller?op=locform&invSRType=SED&invSRDesc=Tree%20Planting&locreq=N

  • Elaina M Basabe Northcenter mama

    Thanks for the info! I just requested one replaced in our neighborhood. We'll see what happens!

  • krw

    I did too. But we'll see what happens.

6 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Farmers Market in Roscoe Village?

I would love to have a Farmers Market in Roscoe Village. Anyone else interested?

I think the blacktop a Jahn would be an ideal location.

What's the next step? Anyone have experience with requesting a new Farmers Market with the City of Chicago?

  • robin of west town salon owner

    I tried emailing the green end market at lane tech. Their website is down. Perhaps we should contact some of the sponsors of other local markets to get info and assess interest. As I mentioned in an earlier post, most markets begin in a few weeks. I think we're too...

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    I tried emailing the green end market at lane tech. Their website is down. Perhaps we should contact some of the sponsors of other local markets to get info and assess interest. As I mentioned in an earlier post, most markets begin in a few weeks. I think we're too late but it's worth a try My friend owns Green Grocer -- Cassie is well networked into the local food market. I'll try reaching out to her and report back.

    Is there any way to find out of the market will be open at lane tech? Perhaps they'd be willing to open a satellite at Jahn

  • eDowds Roscoe Village Mommie

    I will stop by the Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce and see what they have to say. Anyone else want to help?

Mar 12

Updated 11 hours ago

5131 N. Western

Hello neighbors. Does anyone have any info on the potential developments for the vacant lot formerly Martinez market?

  • crusty swivelhead in the nabe

    I do not know of any plans, but I would like to see something, anything, here. It has been a vacant eyesore for about 20 years, yes 20 years! A cinderblock condo with rusty lintels and vacant storefronts would be an improvement.

  • crusty swivelhead in the nabe

    They are knocking it down!
    There is no demo permit and no current building permit on the jobsite, possibly an unathorized knockdown?
    Bring on the Cinderblock condos!

38 hours ago

Updated 24 hours ago

Former Veghead going Mexican/Asian fusion restaurant

Looks like they hope to open mid May. All new tables, chairs & open style kitchen. I met the owner while workers were working on the front door & took a look inside. Ricco the owner told me his menu is in the $10.00 range & weekend brunch a few bucks over that. This area is becoming a real foodie haven with this & Peruvian restaurant opening a block south & something new but still BBQ at Smokin Woody's.

  • Jane Spec North Center resident

    This sounds cool. I wonder if its the same Ricco that owns Be Well spa on Irving Park. He is a really great guy and would love to support a new business of his.

  • oooh. Sounds good! Can't wait!
    Thanks for the info Tim.

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Shed building

Hi neighbors! Does anyone have any experience with any of the big stores (Lowes, Home Depot) or a recommendation for a smaller company for backyard shed construction? We are looking at pre-fab kits but are not sure we will have time to build one as we are moving into a new house. Thanks!

4 days ago

Any PlayStation4 gamers??

I'm looking for online gamers on the playstation network. Let's team up for some co-op!! I play Madden, Kill Zone, Dragon Age among others.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Arrests at Wells Park

We were playing tennis at Wells Park and hear what sounded like gun shots coming from the gazebo. Minutes later six squads drove through the park and descended on the gazebo.

We walked over and were turned away but some thugs were in handcuffs.

Anyone with a scanner hear what's going on?

  • RT Here

    Anytime I encounter a menace in the immediate area they either came from Thresholds or Sulzer.

  • J

    Might as well blame the gazebo or the existence of any public sidewalk or clinic. Let's stay on topic. This isn't a place to try to figure out the cause or source of mental illness. We just want to know what happened in the park last night.

Apr 05

Updated 6 days ago

Wrigley 2015 Acoustics

Sounds like the acoustics have changed. Can hear the organ and PA clear as a bell at Racine and George.

  • I will definitely email her. I am dreading an entire summer of this. I was watching the Sox game. I swore I had on mute and thought I was going crazy. Then I realized it was the Cubs game I was hearing. This is with all of the windows closed....

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    I will definitely email her. I am dreading an entire summer of this. I was watching the Sox game. I swore I had on mute and thought I was going crazy. Then I realized it was the Cubs game I was hearing. This is with all of the windows closed. There's no way I could sleep through this. And now we get to hear all the craptastic music they are playing...remember me....remember me......The organ is kind of cute but the rest? The rest is downright awful. The Cubs take, take, take from the neighborhood and give absolutely nothing in return.

  • and now we get to hear Rob Bass It Takes Two at 9:45 on a Tuesday night. Lovely.

Apr 12

Updated Apr 13

Broken Equipment Wrightwood Park

Who do you contact to fix broken equipment at a park?

I severely rolled my ankle stepping on a broken stair at Wrightwood park (The metal lattice structure had snapped and the stair caved in). Additionally, the bridge between the slides has sunken so deep that little kids cannot run across it.

What Alderman controls the area?

I want to get this fixed before someone else gets injured. Ugh!

  • Maria Concepcion Education Consultant- Global Intervisions, LLC

    Attend your alderwoman community day meeting - Michelle Smith 773-348-9500

    Call the Park Supervisor: Ariel Hernandez @ (312) 742-7816. Supervisors don't keep regular schedule so you need to call to find out his "real" office hours.

    Good luck.
    MC

  • eDowds Roscoe Village Mommie

    Thank you Maria!!

Apr 10

Updated Apr 11

Beep in Ravenswood

Anyone hear that beep that goes off every 30 sec or so? I hate it. I want to punch it. Can someone let me punch it please?

  • My landlord changes the batteries during the spring forward/fall back dates so perhaps that would be a good reminder for everyone to do the same, since we just sprung forward. Too bad the periods are not the same amount of days anymore.

  • Bill Near Rockwell L

    I've noticed that as I get older I can't locate the sources of sounds as easily as I could when I was younger.

Apr 07

Updated Apr 08

Gunshots in uptown?

Just heard what sounded like 7 gunshots near beacon and Leland. Anyone know anything?

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    Just a little electioneering.

  • Shelly Lifelong suburbanite, now in South Lakeview.

    Man with gsw's shot near 4700 n Broadway

Apr 01

Updated Apr 07

A good CPA

Me and my husband would like to find a CPA that's versed in freelancing. Does anyone have any recos for someone that has availability? Thank you!

  • Joy Coombes Loving Mom and fantastic CPA in Lakeview/Northcent

    Eilts and Associates Inc CPAs: Our CPA firm in located in Lakeview/Northcenter for the last 13 years. Local staff, specializing in freelance arts and business tax and consulting, as well as not-for-profit organizations. Our family has lived in Northcenter for the last 20 years and are raising our family here. visit our website. Our fees are very comparable to other CPAs and small tax practices. Feel free to call or email us with any questions. Thanks Joy
    www.eiltscpa.com

  • Corri7 Concerned Roscoe Resident

    Frank Karall CPA on corner on Lincoln next to Trader Joe's. Ask for Charlie, he's the best!

Apr 02

Updated Apr 06

Telephone poles?

What's with all the huge wood telephone poles being laid down on Lakeview sidewalks?

  • L.G. Cool.

    So THAT'S where I put my poles. I need to drink less wine.

  • There are a couple on Pine Grove and Wellington outside the rehabilitation facility that have been there for months.

Mar 26 2014

Updated Apr 06

Wendy's Remodel

As a new "beat reporter" I just found
Out Wendy's closing for remodel in June. 4to 6 week job. New building with wifi being built.
My first post !

  • Lance Uppercut crazy cat lady

    Cool Post, Kirk! Please, keep commenting on year-old threads!

  • Kirk Anderson A Dad and Actor and artist.

    Hey Lance. Wendy's make-over at Division/Ashland hasn't come to bare as yet. It's still relevant. Feel free to score yourself a life outside of your neighborhood.

Apr 06

Keys Found

I found a set of keys on the 3400 block of N Bosworth on Monday, April 6th. If you lost keys there this morning or last night contact me to identify and claim them.

Mar 30

Updated Mar 31

Trespasser on my property

Last night my next door neighbor who is a police officer texted me at 11:30 pm asking if I had people over because his nephew saw someone on my from staircase leading to the basement door on his way out.

I leave my front and back porch lights on 24/7.

I guess I'm going to install an additional light above those stairs and I'm going to purchase a video surveillance system.

  • Bill Near Rockwell L

    Did they enter the building? Anything damaged or stolen?

    Or where they just hanging around for no good reason?

  • Brad Zerman Council member Graceland West Community Associa...

    It's a hidden area and they did not enter. It's a steel gate. It appears they may have been eating down there but I don't know if they tried to break in because they weren't there when my neighbor looked for himself.

  • George F in Ravenswood displaced New Yorker

    Great neighbor.

Mar 27

Updated Mar 28

Two lost dogs from Roscoe Village are lost again.

I just saw the brindle and labadoodle running freely near School and Seeley. I tried to call them and they ignored my calls. Please, can someone let their owners know that they are running free. I would hate for them to get hit by a car.

  • Ann in Lakeview 30+ years in Lakeview

    I strongly dislike irresponsible pet owners.

  • Are the dogs back home, I hope?

  • kvee California and irving park resident

    I hope so too. I was just surprised that I saw them running freely(without a leash nor anyone around) out of the alley and near the street. Thought the owners would be more responsible since they got out the day before.

Mar 28

Keys found on 4900 block of Wolcott

I found a set of keys this afternoon (Sat. 3/28) on the 4900 block of Wolcott on the west side of the street in the grass. There are 2 keys on the key ring. One of the keys has a colored head and there is a tag with two names on it. If you are missing a set of keys, let me know - these might be yours.

Mar 19

Updated Mar 25

Blood clot guy on the CTA

Can someone give that loser an actual reason to need to go to the hospital? I see this man come onto the red line multiple times and use the same story. Every year he has a "blood clot" in his leg and needs money for a prescription.

Is there any law about pan handling?

  • Good point Otis.

  • Ann in Lakeview 30+ years in Lakeview

    He is a scammer!! I have seen the guy numerous time on the Loop bound Brown line as well as the Howard bound Red line. His story varies every day ( blood clot, pneumonia, leg infection, etc.) He claims the hospital just released him and he does not have the...

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    He is a scammer!! I have seen the guy numerous time on the Loop bound Brown line as well as the Howard bound Red line. His story varies every day ( blood clot, pneumonia, leg infection, etc.) He claims the hospital just released him and he does not have the money to fill a prescription and so on. A few weeks ago, my co-worker and I was at the Washington/Wells Brown line stop we had just boarded the train, minutes later he entered our car from the next car. He started to tell his story this time he claimed to have a "severe infection" and needed money to fill his prescription for an "antibiotic" My co-worker spoke to the guy ( at the time she did not know about him) and said she would go with him to Walgreens and pay for his prescription, he said he wanted the money instead. I noticed the his hands were shaking badly. My co-worker declined to give him any money and he asked her yet again for money. At the next stop, he got off the train. He turned around on the platform, mouthed f*ck you and gave us the finger.

Mar 23

Updated Mar 24

Package theft: 3800 block of Leavitt

We had 2 packages stolen off our porch last Thursday. Just a warning for our neighbors! This also happened last Monday on the 3600 block of Bell.

  • CJL ...

    "Ups store will accept the packages for a fee-- I think it's $5"

    Can also 'subscribe' for $40/year, and re-route *every* package (if you like) for no added charge. (No, I don't work for UPS--just have contemplated the service).

  • L

    I eventually went with a UPS box. All packages regardless of shipper are sent there. It is an expensive solution, but one I had to live with.

Mar 22

Updated Mar 23

Police Mics detect gunshots in neighborhoods

http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/03/18/audio-detectors-will-record-gunshots-new-york-city-and-maybe-more?cmpid=tp-fb

As the weather warms up and the shots continue to go off, I'm curious how this technology would impact our neighborhood. I mean, other than completely overwhelm CPD. I'd be down for some gunshot Mics in Uptown....Anyone else?

  • CT3

    Even if they were only installed for a certain period of time to get a baseline read of true gunshot frequency versus reported gunshot frequency it might warrant an increase in police presence in certain areas. If someone could win the lottery and donate their winnings to this that would be great

  • Littleton Arts Chicago Chicago/Uptown/Artist

    If nothing else it can reduce response times. The way sounds ricochet in urban areas make it hard for the human ear to pinpoint. Especially when indoors with windows facing only one or two directions, its hard to tell from where.

    On EvB sometimes after a shot is fired its obvious, everyone who heard the shot gives a slightly different location.

Mar 20

Updated Mar 21

Fire?!

A bunch of fire trucks and police cars have just zoomed by Belmont & Damen. Stepped outside and the air was filled with thick heavy smoke, but I couldn't tell where the fire was at..... Anyone know what is going on? Hope everyone is ok!!!

  • Residential or commercial space? Hopefully everyone made it out safely!

  • Listening to the scanner, the owner was out of the country. Not sure if it was occupied, however.

Mar 18

Updated Mar 19

My building just got shot up

Great day to be a resident of Uptown. :/

  • Littleton Arts Uptown Chicago/Uptown/Artist

    I am supporting Amy Crawford because an alderman playing police reporter and snubbing half of the community won't do anything productive.

    Getting in front of gang recruitment with youth programs and investing in the schools and parks is the best way.

    Cappleman has not spent a dime on Clarendon, he...

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    I am supporting Amy Crawford because an alderman playing police reporter and snubbing half of the community won't do anything productive.

    Getting in front of gang recruitment with youth programs and investing in the schools and parks is the best way.

    Cappleman has not spent a dime on Clarendon, he has talked about using private funds that would mean the fieldhouse would be improved...bur a company would have schedule priority...sorry kids its adult volleyball league night and members only.

    Cappleman has done nothing that needs to be done...he has done a lot of grandstanding and has thoroughly politicized CAPS which was never ment to be a psuedo-aldermanic thing.

    Amy Crawford will have a clean slate to build the relationships Cappleman has scorned.

    Alderman Pawar has dedicated discretionary funds to parks and schools...won 82% of vote.

    Cappleman shrugs his shoulders....is in a runoff.

  • Was the shooter identified and captured?

Mar 19

Updated Mar 19

Car Fire on Agatite

Does anyone know anything about the car fire on the 800 block of Agatite around 6am last Sunday (3/15)? Woke up to the blaze - no one around, called 911, and they told me fire truck was already on the way. They put the blaze out pretty efficiently and the burnt out car was removed later that morning.

  • CT3

    I'm not sure what actually happened but I woke up to a loud pop followed by another and my room filled with a red flash almost like a firework or flare. I looked out the window and saw the van on fire. As I was calling 911 it literally exploded. I reached out to the news channel but I guess it wasn't as exciting as the drunk people in wrigley 😒. My neighbor's car had to be towed but that's all I got. Thank god nobody was hurt.

Mar 17

Updated Mar 19

Yahoo email

I'm having problems with my emails showing it being opened & read before I even did it. I've changed my password & it's still happening. Any suggestions ?

  • Jay

    It shows read before I open it to view it. I deleted the account out of my phone & re-added & it's still doing it

  • Are you downloading email automatically to another device? That may cause the messages on your iPhone to appear as "read."

Mar 17

Updated Mar 19

Be Careful Tonite and Always- As Reported Tonite on Channel 5 News

A few minutes ago Chanel 5 reported people are knocking or ringing homeowners bells posing as Gas employees and then robbing people. They said this is happening around Montrose and Clark. Don't open your door. Please call 911, then your phone tree (neighbors on all four sided). Be sure your porch is well let and that some interior lights are on in the evening so it appears that you are home. Always keep home, vehicle and garage doors locked. Lock windows or use ventilation locks.

  • There are post every other day on this site about unexpected knocks on the door that happen to be "utility" workers. Yet people keep opening up their doors to absolute strangers as if it is 1950....

    In the words of a former FLOTUS. Just stop,

  • re RP: If you are referring to Mrs. Reagan, it was "Just say no". Sadly, I am old enough to remember that anti-drug campaign.

Mar 16

Updated Mar 17

Lost Dog

Bolted on Monday, 3/16, from 4043 N Paulina. Please call us at 773-633-5525

Stella, 12 pounds black schnauzer-poodle mix

Mar 16

Lost Dog

Stella, 12 pounds black schnauzer-poodle mix.

Bolted on Monday, 3/16, from 4043 N Paulina. Please call us at 773-633-5525

Mar 07

Updated Mar 08

Roong Petch sister restaurant

We loved eating at Roong Petch Tai restaurant until it closed last month. Does anyone know the name of the other restaurant in the area operated by the same family?
Any help very appreciated.

  • The name is Ruk-Sushi. They have two locations -- one close to Montrose/Milwaukee and the other Kimball/Lawrence. Roong Petch was our go-to Thai restaurant and we miss them.

  • Thanks so much, Carol!

Mar 07

Updated Mar 07

Lost cat

If anyone sees a cat please call me at 312-593-8448

  • Rachel writer, indexer, editor, researcher

    Could you be more specific about what the cat looks like?

Feb 28

Updated Mar 04

  • And if they hadn't removed the third set of tracks several years ago, the whole project could have been done much quicker and less expensively.

  • Maybe, maybe not. The third tracks weren't maintained, or at least, not maintained for high speed use. They'd've required a substantial amount of rehab, which would cost money, and interfered with trains.

    I suspect the problem is just poor contract practices from metra, which don't encourage UP to do the work quickly. The operation contracts are certainly poorly written to let UP (and BNSF, who run other lines) get away with a lot of poor performance.

Feb 25

Updated Feb 27

Old veg head location

Anybody notice that the old Veghead location is papered up and the "For Lease" sign is gone? Any info on what might be going on inside?

  • Chris

    sorry. my note wasn't too clear. Subway is returning to the spot it was in. not the Veg head location!

  • fingers crossed for a falafel place.

Feb 25

Updated Feb 26

Catalytic converter stolen last night

Hey neighbors just a heads up that my cat converter was stolen last night on the 2500 block of N Lawndale. I plan on buying the part and having someone weld it on. Any advice or experience with this? Thanks and keep your eyes open out there!

Feb 19

Updated Feb 26

Vote for Mayoral Election

Please get out and vote! I think it's time turn over a new and better leaf. This city needs it!

Early Voting Welles Park!
On Election Day 2/24 Pilgrim Lutheran Church

  • CynicalPolitico Political Consultant, Geek, Policy-Wonk Wannabee

    The door hanger and that Fiedler never filed a campaign disclosure, which is illegal. Someone paid for Fiedler's signs, door hangers, robo call, and office. Let's see what Gene disclosures show in March. In either case, Fiedler could be looking at serious fines from the board of elections. It's all violations of campaign laws. Fiedler also may have to pay back taxes on any improper property tax exemptions from his development days in the ward.

  • I would like to see those dots connected.

Feb 24

Updated Feb 26

Wanted: parking space near Southport/Grace

Looking to rent a single space, indoor or outdoor near 3700 N Wayne. Any info would be much appreciated!

  • I have a parking spot available in the alley behind the Dairy Queen on Southport/Grace! Super easy access. It's generally available after work hours and on the weekend. If you're interested email jtdrewry@gmail.com for hours/rates.

  • I saw a sign for parking on the East side of 3800 block of Lakewood. They appear to have a large lot

  • Thanks, I'll check it out!

Feb 24

Updated Feb 25

Parking for rent in Ravenswood?

Anyone have a parking spot for rent near Wolcott and Wilson? Give or take a few blocks...? Any leads are much appreciated!

  • Robert Rohdenburg Activist Citizen

    According to a useful web site:http://chicago.parkingspotter.com/uptown, which covers other Chicago neighborhoods, the closest parking spot listed is at 16 minutes $175 Monthly 4846 N. Clark St. Contact Parking
    Description below from:http://www.parkingspotter.com/us/il/chicago/4846-n-clark-st-/4045
    Owner Email Address
    sbyers86@gmail.com

    4846 N. Clark St.
    City:Chicago
    State:Illinois
    Zip Code:60640
    Country:United States
    Price:$175

    Spot Details
    Parking spot...

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    According to a useful web site:http://chicago.parkingspotter.com/uptown, which covers other Chicago neighborhoods, the closest parking spot listed is at 16 minutes $175 Monthly 4846 N. Clark St. Contact Parking
    Description below from:http://www.parkingspotter.com/us/il/chicago/4846-n-clark-st-/4045
    Owner Email Address
    sbyers86@gmail.com

    4846 N. Clark St.
    City:Chicago
    State:Illinois
    Zip Code:60640
    Country:United States
    Price:$175

    Spot Details
    Parking spot available for rent in a heated, well-lit parking garage at 4846 N. Clark Street for $175/ month. An individual electronic garage door opener is used to enter and exit the garage. The parking garage is very secure (patrolled by towing company) and has both stair and elevator access. The specific spot is very close to the staircase and elevator. The garage is immediately underneath the building, so just one flight of stairs. The Condo Association provides snow removal outside of the parking garage, so access to and from the garage should never be impaired by snow. This spot is available for rent beginning September 1, 2014 with a one-year lease.

    Contract Type:Monthly
    Is the spot covered?:Yes

    You might also want to check on parking rates near the Ravenswood Metra station ot the Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center. The Kimball Brown Line Station has 73 parking spaces.A 2014 map says that parking is $5/12 hours weekdays,$4/12 hours on weekends.

Feb 19

Updated Feb 23

Window Pane Glass Replacement

I need to have one pane of glass replaced in a living room window. I'm looking for any recommendations of reliable companies to complete this job. Thank you!

  • Jim Henderson I have a passion for reading and music.

    Ashland Glass has provided us with professional work at a fair price.

  • Ed H. 5 year Lakeview resident

    If this is a single pane window, I'd suggest just replacing the entire thing with a double pane window. Will save you much $$ in heating/cooling costs.

Feb 19

Updated Feb 22

Military plane and helicopter

Did anyone else see/hear the green military looking plane flying with a helicopter overhead a few minutes ago. What the????

  • sidishus miscreant

    And the real travesty is the Great Golfer In Chief is dangerously mishandling events overseas...

    Now this might not matter to Quark who believes the world west of California Avenue is filled with demons dragons meth heads and KKK lovers...but Obama's dithering indifference to deteriorating situations in the Middle East...

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    And the real travesty is the Great Golfer In Chief is dangerously mishandling events overseas...

    Now this might not matter to Quark who believes the world west of California Avenue is filled with demons dragons meth heads and KKK lovers...but Obama's dithering indifference to deteriorating situations in the Middle East over the last 18 months may force putting young lives in Harm's Way in conditions that could....should... have been far more favorable.

    But hey...According to the Learned Denizens of EB like Littleton Quark and Ryne, I am just a trollish crank...So don't believe me. But if you have a family member or friend in the military, you should be concerned:

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/dan-henninger-obamas-brutal-foreign-policy-1424305250

  • Nora H 11year Lakeview resident, member ELVN.

    Maybe this thread should end either way I am opting out.

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