4 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

What is going on!? 'Canon' sounds?

I'm on Buena and I've heard several loud canon-like sounds over the past few minutes...what's going on!? The first one was loud enough to wake me from my sleep and sounds too intense to be gun shots or fireworks. Any idea what it could be? It sounds like it's coming from the Wrigleyville area, but it's hard to tell.

  • Have heard them also intermittently over the past 2 hours or so. Someone in another thread called 911. If they continue, please do the same

4 days ago

Updated 40 hours ago

Alley trash can cleaners

Does anyone know of a service that will come a thoroughly clean the big black trash cans we have in the alley? Ours haven't been cleaned in years and they smell awful. I really have no desire to do it myself. Thanks!

  • D R

    @HarleyGrrl: When I requested an additional recycling bin from the Alderman's office it took roughly three weeks to appear, so there's a datapoint for you.

  • MandaLeigh Here I Is.

    HarleyGrrl, we seem to end up with an EXTRA can every now and again. Maybe it comes and visits our cans near Morse and Sheridan.

Mar 12

Updated 3 days ago

5131 N. Western

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

  • Lifeischanging Building Owner 36yr resident

    I'm curious to see what happens here as well. I live a couple of doors down and it has been used as a parking lot for vehicles without license plates (1st thought is an illegal towing yard). I've reported it to 311 and not sure if the issue has been looked into.

  • crusty swivelhead in the nabe

    There is now a sign on the property. There is an offer to "build to suit, commercial space" the builder has a name, a phone # and everything. It looks legitimate, but behind the fences are a bunch of junky cars with no liscense plates.

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Bird Fell Out of Nest?

There's a small bird and a downed nest on Sunnyside just east of Damen. Anyone know of a resource to help him survive?

  • Neighborly1~ Values community.

    Both of the orgs mentioned above are very good. I called the Bird Collision place this week about another bird, and they answered the phone right away. When I called Flint Creek I had to leave a msg and didn't hear back from them. So pls try calling both. I hope the bird you found is ok!!!

  • SpamAlert Hates being spammed

    I blame England!

Aug 19

Updated Aug 22

Found very sweet fat orange cat

It's on our back porch with no collar. Very sweet and vocal and must be someone's pet. Maybe pregnant?

Aug 06

Updated Aug 19

Urban Athlete going into Band of Bohemia building

Walked by today and was surprised to see this. Anyone know if it's a workout place or clothing?

  • Chris T 10 year Lincoln Square/Ravenswood resident.

    Thanks AJ!

  • I've been going to Urban Athlete for almost 3 years now and it's hands down the best gym. They are actually located on the other side of Ravenswood right now (above Nadeau furniture) and they are just moving to a bigger location. I started taking a trainer there after a...

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    I've been going to Urban Athlete for almost 3 years now and it's hands down the best gym. They are actually located on the other side of Ravenswood right now (above Nadeau furniture) and they are just moving to a bigger location. I started taking a trainer there after a car accident. Three years later I am still there and don't regret going there. Once they open the larger location next to Band of Bohemia, I can hopefully cancel my LA Fitness membership (yes, I know, I have two gym memberships right now) and only work out at Urban Athlete. You can already join at their old location and then just move over to the new one.

Feb 24

Updated Aug 19

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.

  • Hi, I know it's a late response, I but I just came across your question. I have a garage spot for rent (1 parking spot in a 2-car alley garage with automatic overhead door). The alley is between Hermitage & Paulina, and Leland & Lawrence.

Aug 18

Updated Aug 19

Power outage?

Power went out on the south side of Giddings west of Damen around 8:40pm. Anywhere else? Seems fine on Damen and the other side of Giddings, but extends at least a couple blocks west.

  • I'm on Hamilton and Eastwood, looks like the north side Eastwood has no power.

  • Walking the dog this morning, I saw CBS and Fox News crews at Damen and Berwyn (just north of Foster). They were reporting on 4,000 people without power in the area (though only one random block up here).

Aug 15

Updated Aug 16

Hit and Run, red minivan Y29

Today, while walking down Francisco I witnessed a darker red metallic minivan sideswipe a white parked car, taking off its Mirror. I was crossing the street and stopped right in the middle as it happened and threw my hands up at the van. It then sped towards me and almost hit another car as it swerved and turned down Francisco towards montrose. I only got a partial plate in all the hub bub, plate starts Y29. Keep a lookout guys!

Aug 07

Updated Aug 09

Spotted male Tabby Cat in Uptown

A neighbor from uptown contacted me about a cat that's been hanging around her building for a few days. 5224 N Winthrop. It wasn't Walt, my missing cat, but very friendly and clearly from a home. Cat is actually a little blacker than appears in photo. Message me if you are missing your cat.

Aug 08

Updated Aug 09

Cat roaming

Walking home from work I saw a cat roaming on Oakley between Cullom and Montrose at 9:40. He looked friendly tried calling him and got near me until a car came. He looks like a tabby grey color..smaller. He went under cars then I couldn't find him. I'm sure he's hiding. Hope he belongs to someone..

  • McBean animals, art, outdoors

    It fits the description of a cat I saw about 2 weeks ago on Montrose across the Street from Amistad restaurant. It was scooting under cars and it was a young gray tabby. I was hoping it would find its way home. Perhaps it is a stray. Hope someone can get it and see if he's microchipped.

Jul 28

Updated Aug 09

In search of a nanny recommendation

Does anyone have a recommendation of a good nanny? Watching 2 kids: 20 mos and 3 mos.

  • Neighborly1~ Values community.

    Tyler, How can I reach you? Please email me through EB with your email address. I'll get in touch asap. Thanks!

  • Neighborly, thanks for the message. Seems as though your email option is not turned on so I cannot send you an email. I turned mine on so I believe you can send me an email now. Thanks

Aug 03

Updated Aug 06

What's the deal with the stinky dry dirt scattered throughout winnemac park?

I walked through winnemac park Sunday morning and it smelled like a kitty litter box. I saw dried out dirt scattered everywhere and was just wondering what it was there for.

  • Terry in Andersonville 58 yr resident of Andersonville

    You'd think if they have the capability of removing the bacteria, parasites, etc. they'd also have the capability of removing the foul odor, or at least changing it to something a little more pleasant! I feel for everyone who lives in housing surrounding the park. I mean, not being able to open your windows in the summertime? That's ridiculous. Maybe our Mayor and Aldermen need some of it dumped on their front lawn.

  • SusanH 24-year Bowmanville resident

    Common animal manure smells much stronger to me. They put manure around the trees and shrubs by Chappell school app once a year and it takes a couple of weeks before the strong stench subsides. I'm really glad I just pass through Winnemac while dog walking. I don't think I would want to picnic there right now.

Jul 31

Updated Aug 01

EB Pic Issues

Anybody experiencing display issues? The pictures display very large. Sometimes all I see is an eighth of the frame until I click into the story. Thoughts? Let's discuss. 😎

  • Thanks for the input. Im also looking at EB on phone. Seems like it's a programming thing, A CSS thing, html thing...either way, it's something. Thanks Every Blockers.

  • Joe in Andersonville Landlord and life-long northside Chicago resident

    Yep. I have the same problem in my iPad.

Jul 24

Updated Jul 30

Electrician Recommendation

Does anyone have recommendations for an electrician in the neighborhood? We need to install a small chandelier and would rather have someone professional do the job than mess with the electrical wires at home.

Jul 27

Updated Jul 28

Anyone missing a bike in Andersonville?

Just found a bike on the street. Looks like it was ditched on a street corner. Message me and describe the bike.

Jul 25

Updated Jul 27

Coyotes???

My husband and a friend were sitting out on our front porch last night, Friday night, pretty late. They both thought they had seen a dog across the street. Noticing that the dog was on its own, they pay closer attention. Until they realized it was a coyote... I'm not too sure if I believe him, but he swears it was. He said it was a little bigger then our golden retriever, which is an 80 lb boy. We live by the corner of Winnemac and Claremont. Has anyone heard or seen anything like this??

  • Budlong Woods neighbor Chicago girl for life

    They have been in the area for years. Every so often on a very quiet night, you might here them in River Park when an ambulance is going by, howling with the sirens. They are being tracked and studied. I am happy to have them. They keep the rat population down. I have only seen one twice in the all the time I have lived here. They are very shy creatures.

  • MandaLeigh Here I Is.

    I love the coyotes. They were here before us!

Jul 23

Updated Jul 23

One year old puppy boxer pit mix up for Adoption!!!

There is an amazing one year old mix pup who is ready for a forever home! He's being fostered currently and is great with the two year old dog he lives with. He also has been around small children and does wonderfully. If anyone is interested in fido they can fill out an application at Chicago canine rescue and get more information!

Jul 04

Updated Jul 22

Please get your car alarm under control!!

Dear Person who parks near Grace and Fremont,

PLEASE PLEASE make your car alarm stop going off all the darn time! It goes off at 3am, 7am, lunchtime, and always the early evening. I'm pretty sure that your car isn't being broken into otherwise the incessant noise would have stopped because someone stole your car. Please for the love of God, remember where you parked and stop this awful noise pollution at all hours.

  • I believe this car is now parked at Wilton/Cornelia -- The alarm has gone off with each passing train since 9am -- What did you do when you made this post? I'd like to follow up similarly!

  • its my car sorry guys.. me have no money to have it fixed... :( sowwieee...

Jul 21

Lost iPhone 6 Today on 3400-4000 Oakley

iPhone was lost TODAY on Oakley between 3400-4000. Cash reward if found. No questions asked. Call Mike at 773-398-7061.

Jul 14

Updated Jul 15

Looking for local architect to convert 2 flat to single family.

Hi I'm considering converting a two flat in Linc Square. Looking for architect or builder who has done this in chicago.
Any recommendations ? Thank you neighbors!

  • Jon Hiatt, RA LEED GA Architect in Old Town

    Buzz,
    I happened to see your post on my feed. I am an architect and would love to talk to you about your project.

    Before moving to Old Town recently, I was a resident of Lincoln Square for nearly ten years. I don't get up there as much as I would like these days and do miss the area.

    Contact me and we will discuss your project.
    (312)945-6208
    www.hydrantstudio.com

    Cheers,
    Jon

  • Buzz in Lincoln Square Resident since 1984

    thank you everyone for your responses. I will get back to all of you.

Jul 13

Updated Jul 14

Bloomin' Stupid

To the person who liked the centerpiece flower we planted in our doorstep flower pot so much they just had to have it...

Next time just ring the bell and ask us what it is instead of digging it up and taking it.

Seriously, what's wrong with you?

Jul 12

Updated Jul 13

Dog Knapped

A dog was taken from 2825 N. Lincoln last night July 11 at 1:15am. If you have any info please call Patsy's bar at 773-248-2825. Attached is a photo of the kid nappers in the act of kid napping the pooch.

  • I would ruin the year of the person who decided to "liberate" my dog. Physically.

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    Year of the dog.

Jul 12

Updated Jul 12

6-10 shots fired 2:25pm on Wilson & Magnolia

Just heard shots from my back deck. Scanner says black male with dreadlocks ( gold tips ) red shirt and camo shorts is shooter. Lovely...

  • Happened right in front of me. Kid threw a bottle at a black suv pulling out of the strip mall, and another kid opened fire on the suv as it sped out. They looked like they were only 16 years old with dreads and a small black pistol.

  • Scanner says they have possible shooter at 4600 block on N Malden. Be safe out there.

  • Any idea what happened near Gross Park (Washtenaw and Gunnison) and hour ago? SUVs all left, but not sure what happened after four loud bangs.

Jul 07

Updated Jul 10

Noise Ordinance

What are the laws for landscapers using chain saws at 8pm? Cutting down trees at 8pm is ridiculous!

  • Is this why my bathtub doesn't drain anymore?

  • Well, it's off topic from the noise violations, but here are some thoughts. Ugh...if you're on a floor above other tenants, it may be that the clog exists in pipes in the apartment(s) below you. And...what goes down the bathtub drain, other than H2O? Hope there's a drain strainer to...

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    Well, it's off topic from the noise violations, but here are some thoughts. Ugh...if you're on a floor above other tenants, it may be that the clog exists in pipes in the apartment(s) below you. And...what goes down the bathtub drain, other than H2O? Hope there's a drain strainer to catch hair from shampooing etc.

    Or, there may be a problem with the drain lines from your building that go to the street. Tell you landlord than it's not draining.

    And, the best drain opener is non-caustic, it's Earth Enzymes Natural Drain Opener. I use it as a weekly keep-drains/pipes open approach. Don't use stuff like Draino, because those are caustic products and they erode the pipes and eroded pipes eventually break.

Jul 06

Updated Jul 09

Pop-Up Market in Ravenswood on Saturday, July 18th

Ravenswood Covenant Church (4900 N Damen) is hosting a pop-up market on Saturday, July 18th from 10 am - 2 pm. Presented in partnership with the Ravenswood Community Council, the market will feature a variety of talented artists and jewelers, as well as goods from local artisans and retailers.

Participants include:
+ The Chicago Mosaic School
+ Savvy Seconds & 1st's - Women's Clothing Boutique
+ Monica Zanetti, Mixed Media Artist
+ Beneen Prendiville, Arbonne Independent Consultant
+ Marina Veiler Art
+ Cynthia at Trumaker co.
+ and more TBA

RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/416396621818282/

Updated list of participants here: http://ravenswoodchicago.org/event/ravenswood-pop-up-market/

Jul 06

Updated Jul 07

At&t U Verse out?

Anybody lose service with AT&T U Verse in lakeview since yesterday?

  • d3 NOH

    it's a lot slower than what RCN offers
    maybe you should just get a new plan w/ RCN?

  • Good to know! I threatened to leave about 6 months ago (even though I have no option) and they dropped it about 100 bucks. So I'm waiting for the next shoe to drop. And it still isn't as good as a brand new customer package. I'll just keep playing the game. But to your point, I won't sacrifice speed. Thanks d3

Jul 06

Updated Jul 07

Urban Vet Care Closing

Hey all,
Just heard that Urban is closed for good? Not sure why, I would call and get your records ASAP. Just a heads up

  • L

    Do you mean Urban Vet on the 2900 block of Lincoln?

  • One of my cats was cremated there. Some of his ashes are spread In the flower boxes outside. Urban is south of Wellington on Lincoln

    Bummer. No relocation?

Jun 30

Updated Jul 05

Deck Refinishing

I have a deck above a 3 car garage that the prior owner painted. With the weather conditions this paint looks terrible and is peeling off. I would like the deck to be stripped of the paint and then stained. The deck is approximately 20x25. We live in Lakeview near the Diversey and Ashland crossroads. Please pass along suggestions.

  • Diane G member South Lakeview Neighbors

    The best company in the city is Chicagoland Deck Cleaning and Sealing. They do a great job. 773-348-4516

  • +1 for Chicago Deck Cleaning & Sealing

Jul 03

Updated Jul 04

Firework shows on the north side.

Thinking about going to Winnemac park for tomorrow's fireworks display. Any other nearby contenders on the north side think their neighborhood has a better display? I'm coming from Ashland and Lawrence.

  • Space Cowboy Make no little plans

    Watch the fireworks that the Saddle & Cycle put on. They are located at Marine Dr/Foster. You can get a great show from Foster Beach or from the park between Marine Dr/LSD north of the field house. It's starts at 9pm.

  • Evanston has fireworks starting at 9:15. Can be seen from most of its lakefront parks.

  • There will be fireworks after the Cubs game tonight. First time ever.

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