41 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Free Iris Plants

I'm splitting my Iris plants as they have grown pretty massive. I have way more than I know what to do with. Anyone interested in having some for their garden please drop me a message to arrange a time to come by for some.

  • Damian, when I read the headline and clicked I thought Iris Plants was in prison.

  • Joan M. Back in Lincoln Square and liking it.

    Nan, Iris Plants is (temporarily) in prison by me. I hope to free her to a life in a sunny, well-drained spot soon.

    Damian, thank you so much. The iris rhizomes were all so beautifully prepared - clean and divided and ready to plant. I got inspired to try to...

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    Nan, Iris Plants is (temporarily) in prison by me. I hope to free her to a life in a sunny, well-drained spot soon.

    Damian, thank you so much. The iris rhizomes were all so beautifully prepared - clean and divided and ready to plant. I got inspired to try to beautify my weedy, dreary but sunny stretch of south-facing alley in my new digs after the gardeners who maintain the triangle at Lawrence and Magnolia offered free daylilies this June on EB. I think it's going to be a bit cheerier in my little stretch of alley next year if I can just stay on top of the broken bottles, the fly dumpers and the taggers.

3 days ago

Updated 13 hours ago

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.

  • E A

    There has been a black and white kitty roaming the alley alongside Burley School (off of Barry) a few nights in a row.

  • Between 1648 W. Fletcher and the corner building on Paulina we have a feeding place for the stray cats. If there is a black and white kitty there, he's not one of our normal ones, so he might be yours. I haven't seen any extra cats, but I'll keep a look out.

4 days ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Zach Brown Band Volume

Good lord. I live almost 1.5 miles from Wrigley and it's like these guys are playing in my backyard. Pearl Jam wasn't this loud! Seriously, did someone fall asleep at the soundboard?!

  • I spoke to a VERY close associate of the ownership family tonight. What I got back was:

    1. There was a unique problem Saturday night. They have standards for noise control, and they weren't followed. I mentioned the phrase "someone fell asleep at the soundboard" and got back "yeah, it...

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    I spoke to a VERY close associate of the ownership family tonight. What I got back was:

    1. There was a unique problem Saturday night. They have standards for noise control, and they weren't followed. I mentioned the phrase "someone fell asleep at the soundboard" and got back "yeah, it was something like that."

    2. The family "gets it." They are new at this and they will work to make sure it doesn't happen again. Busting into people's living rooms with noise a mile or 2 from the park is simply inexcusable. By any rational standard. And they know this.

    3. The family wants to be a good neighbor. That means understanding that here in the city--with a mix of people--you have to take everyone's point of view into consideration and do no harm.

    4. They thanked me for telling them. They get the fact that attacking those who would prefer to NOT hear the music in their homes doesn't help.

    My guess? The family will follow through and make sure this doesn't happen again.

  • MayorOf47 W. Lakeview/Roscoe Village

    Thanks NC Guy. You would think with all the scrutiny they're under they would be on top of it a little better.

    They still have done ZERO enforcement for parking during concerts, the little things that help being a good neighbor. (one of my soapbox topics)

2 days ago

Updated 22 hours ago

Is your dog loose on Claremont?

On Claremont south of Argyle there is a dog running loose and barking. He is tan and wearing a red harness.

  • Bill Near Rockwell L

    No, on Claremont my dog is often rather tight. There's a bar nearby he likes....

  • Ian P. Murphy Freelance Writer

    If you can in the future, try to secure the dog. Posting on EveryBlock isn't going to help unless someone is on here 24/7.

  • She is now safe and has been returned to her mom.

3 days ago

Updated 41 hours ago

Garage break ins

Hi all,

Unfortunately our garage was broken into over the weekend and a bike with kids' trailer attached was stolen. Besides wishing bad karma upon whomever keeps breaking into garages around Roscoe Village, I'd like to look into locking our garage door down. Does anyone have ideas of how to better secure garages?

Thanks,
Jen

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Neat eats

Does anyone know what we can expect with neat eats restaurant going up at 1258 w Belmont? I just got the mail notification that they applied for a liquor license and was wondering what it will be.

  • L

    No. This post is about 1258. Is there something new going into the old El Pacifico?

  • Yes, someone has purchased it and is going to open a new place

Sep 06

Updated Sep 06

Smashed vehicle windows Friday night

A few of my neighbors had their vehicle windows smashed last night with bricks. Their cars were parked on Ravenswood between Belmont and Wellington. It doesn't appear that anything was stolen as they had items inside that weren't touched. Please be aware of any suspicious people in your neighborhood and call 911 if needed.

  • Do you know around what time? I had this happen to me on ravens wood once... I was told by someone that they will smash your window as the metra passes by.

  • mike Return Chicagoan circa 1996

    Bk, no I don't know what time.

Sep 03

Are you interested in joining a neighborhood garage sale?

South Lakeview Neighbors (Belmont to Diversey and Racine to Ravenswood) is organizing a neighborhood garage sale for September 20th. Please PM me if you live in the boundaries and are interested in participating.

Aug 20

Updated Sep 01

Planes too low by Irving park

Anyone knows of a petition to change the ridiculous pathways of planes above
North center/ west Lakeview.
I'm filling noise complaint online as many times as I can but unsure it will do something.
When you have to stop conversing in your patio because of a plane above you is making too much noise, it is a bad sign!
Anyone else? Advice? Ideas?

  • The air noise is a change, the EL and Metra noise is not. People purchased homes knowing the noise they were getting into when they bought near the CTA lines. When a bunch of, FAA, politicians and O'Hare board members do a deal that affects hundreds of thousands of people...

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    The air noise is a change, the EL and Metra noise is not. People purchased homes knowing the noise they were getting into when they bought near the CTA lines. When a bunch of, FAA, politicians and O'Hare board members do a deal that affects hundreds of thousands of people and basically lie about the affect it is unethical and flat wrong.

    http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/08/08/activists-accuse-city-and-faa-of-conspiring-to-hide-impact-of-ohare-noise/

    There are rumors that some city officials worked on this deal to move flight patterns away from their homes!

    My fiancé lives in Edison Park. We can no longer have the windows open, we can not sit on the deck and basically do anything that requires talking outside. The affect on the property value will be astronomical. Residents up there are furious. They feel the Alderman did nothing to represent them at all. There is a movement to vote her out and it looks like it will happen.

    So what can we do? Not really sure. Every resident in every neighborhood affected should petition for a property tax reduction as a number of neighborhoods and residents have done and won. Build a committee? Hire an attorney? I mean what can we do? Once again the residents and tax payers were lied to and (to quote Deputy Dog) "the little guy's getting it again as usual."

  • C Neighbor

    CNM, FAiR's website, www.fairchicago.org, has exactly the materials you need to file an appeal. I'm not sure if you are in Jefferson township or a different one, but that window for appeals is closing this Thursday. You can also file appeals through the Board of Review. Please check out the...

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    CNM, FAiR's website, www.fairchicago.org, has exactly the materials you need to file an appeal. I'm not sure if you are in Jefferson township or a different one, but that window for appeals is closing this Thursday. You can also file appeals through the Board of Review. Please check out the FAiR website and the "Tax Appeal" link for information if you are thinking about appealing. The fact that the mayor named Alderman Patrick O'Connor of the 40th ward--12 miles east of O'Hare--to the O'Hare Noise Compatibility Commission seems to indicate that the new flight paths, air traffic and noise are much bigger problems affecting many more residents than the planners foresaw.

Sep 01

Updated Sep 01

Pest control?

A squirrel nested under our porch this summer and has left behind fleas, and possible the old nest. Does anyone have a referral for pest control or humane nest relocation if necessary?

  • You can put out the fertilizer "blood meal". It should deter the fellers. If not, there is also natural garlic sprays you can use to deter them. It works for deer, so I am positive it will work for squirrels.

    You can also make your own by rotting eggs in a jar with whole garlic cloves. Haha. Seriously. But it's a really bad bomb. That I would only do if nothing else works.

    Good luck!

Sep 01

Updated Sep 01

Happy Labor Day!

I hope all my neighbors have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day!

I will be setting up another neighborhood gathering this week. I will try and post all the info tomorrow!

Stay classy Lakeview!

  • Finished my bbq 1 hour ago now it is chillin time.Have a wonderful safe holiday everyone.

Aug 28

Updated Aug 29

High speed chase in Lakview and Uptown

Did anyone hear anything about the high speed chase Wednesday night around 11:45? Black Ford Explorer was seen traveling over 60 mph on one way streets the wrong way in Lakeview headed south from Uptown. Followers by at least 20-25 CPD units, the last I heard was that they had made their way all the way down to LaGrange Ave on I-55.

  • matcol70: That's twice now you've gone off topic. Your link is about the Southwest side.

    "Please stay respectful and on-topic, and follow our comment policy."

    With all due respect, of course.

  • matcol70 Luvlview

    I know it's about the sw side. I was pointing it out the sammi2. Pay attention please.

Aug 25

Updated Aug 29

FREE Coffee at Starbucks (Southport & Roscoe)

I'm going to be at Starbucks at 10:00am on Wednesday. Would love to meet my neighbors! Stop by if you're in the area, and I'll buy you a cup of coffee.

Hope you all had a great weekend!

  • Alea Chicago native, Southport Corridor resident!

    I love Southport Grocery! Another suggestion is meeting up for ice cream.

  • Neighborly1~ Values community.

    Would like to meet some EB folks in person too...I wonder if a larger gathering is possible, or several for different neighborhoods?

Aug 25

Updated Aug 26

Police activity at Western Brown Line stop

Anyone know what's going on? Bunch of us stuck on a brown line train because of something happening at Western.

  • this is also about the Brown Line. Has anybody else who catches the train at the western end of the Kedzie stop noticed (and gotten angry) at the large number of people who open the door (which should, of course, be a turnstile that only allows exits, not entrances) and...

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    this is also about the Brown Line. Has anybody else who catches the train at the western end of the Kedzie stop noticed (and gotten angry) at the large number of people who open the door (which should, of course, be a turnstile that only allows exits, not entrances) and walk through without paying?

    It makes me angry. I asked a couple of kids a few days ago why they did it. Their reply: "Well, we don't always have $ to pay."

    My query: "But I see you each have Starbucks cold drinks. Were they also given to you?"

    Should I be less concerned about this? I don't think so. A lot of us live on fixed incomes and often have to make a choice about how to spend. Who, if anyone, do you think I should contact? CTA? Ald. Mell? The Tribune?

  • JinL Ravenswood resident....2700 W. Block of Sunnyside

    Sorry it took so long to respond.... It was around 5:45 p.m....the train was stopped at Montrose. The conductor said that there was a back-up of trains going into Western due to police activity at Western. That's all we were told. After a few minutes, though, the trains picked up the pace. When I passed through Western, I didn't see any police activity. Was just curious.... I wonder if the conductors make up excuses for the delays sometimes.

Aug 23

Updated Aug 25

Shooting in Clarendon Park

Around 10 pm there was a shooting in Clarendon park. The shooter was described as a twenty something black male wearing all white with braids. There was a large group having a party near or in the park when the shooting started. Just be careful if you are out near Sunnyside and Clarendon. There was also large groups of people meandering through the Wilson magnolia and Sunnyside area. Just be alert if you're out tonight.

Aug 22

Updated Aug 25

Southport Grocery. "Briskets & Gravy"

Has anyone else had the Briskets & Gravy at Southport Grocery?

Aug 22

Updated Aug 23

  • another thing about horrible winter predictions - who'd complain if it didn't happen?

  • man, I hate that you brought it up too! :-) Let's hope they are wrong, so very wrong.

Aug 21

Updated Aug 23

4400 n magnolia ave??

How is this block?? Relatively safe??

  • Mr Lake N of LSD & Belmont - over a decade now

    UnNeighborly Comments: Let's Remember to take 1 sec to click the UNNEIGHBORLY button -- right next to the THANKS button -- for any truly off-topic statements and/or blatantly negative comments that attack others, needlessly

    (button has no borders - just the word UNNEIGHBORLY to right of THANKS button)

  • I lived on Clark and montrose for about 3 years. I would always walk to target and also walk my dog around that area. I never felt unsafe and I'm a young female. Although I do usually stick the the main roads when walking at night by myself but I would do that anywhere.

Aug 22

Updated Aug 23

Free furniture!!

We have a couch; from the 60's, one owner, light ivory color. TV, older model about 32 inches, works, no remote. Desk, no drawers, some spots on top. Can be picked up today or tomorrow. Once again FREE!!!

  • Robert Gatz Born and reared Chicago Resident.

    Try using Freecycle. It's a good way to get the stuff to people who need stuff.

Aug 20

Updated Aug 22

Concerned -

My elderly father is staying with me while undergoing some medical treatment. He mentioned today that yesterday two police officers approached him with the picture of two women and asked if he recognized them. NBD. My concern is that they asked to be let up my walk up while they knocked on our neighbors' doors, no one was home. He waited for them to leave and they did.

Today two other men came and identified themselves as cops. This time...

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My elderly father is staying with me while undergoing some medical treatment. He mentioned today that yesterday two police officers approached him with the picture of two women and asked if he recognized them. NBD. My concern is that they asked to be let up my walk up while they knocked on our neighbors' doors, no one was home. He waited for them to leave and they did.

Today two other men came and identified themselves as cops. This time they asked to be let up to see if people were home. They left after knocking on my neighbors' door. Dad watched them walk out. Obviously, this is not normal police activity and I am very concerned. Spoke to my father and explained that he should never let anyone up.

Is anyone else familiar with this type of scam. For background, I live on Foster near Clark so it is a very busy street.

  • George F in Ravenswood displaced New Yorker

    When they approach your door, and you're not sure if they are real police officers, you can always call 911 to have a uniformed officer come by and verify their id. Detectives do canvass the neighborhood occasionally looking for witnesses to specific incidents, or to show photos of people wanted., but if you're not sure call 911, because police impersonators are a huge problem.

  • Maru Andersonville Enthusiast/Resident

    UPDATE- First of all, thank you all for commenting. It is great to have an online community of helpful neighbors. I checked with the bakery near my house and the employees were able to confirm that both visits were in fact from detectives. I did speak to dad and explained...

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    UPDATE- First of all, thank you all for commenting. It is great to have an online community of helpful neighbors. I checked with the bakery near my house and the employees were able to confirm that both visits were in fact from detectives. I did speak to dad and explained that he should be a bit more careful, especially considering his age and inexperience with police officers.

    I want to thank everyone here for their comments. I am relived and also happy to know what to do in these situations thanks to the advice from George F, and Terry.

Aug 20

Updated Aug 21

OBI the cat

A darling white and grey fluffy kitty tried joining us on our dog walk tonight at Hoyne/School. His collar says OBI and a 616 phone number I couldn't get rest of. He was very friendly and he could've just been out for a nightcap but I wanted to post just in case someone is looking for him.

  • Yes 616 is Michigan. Was the cat real dirty like from a 250 mile roadtrip? Maybe somebody just moved into your hood w the cat; and the cat is just an outdoor cat? Hopefully u don't seem him wandering endlessly~

  • Think it's the outdoor cat that moved in this summer to School and Oakley. Mostly grey but does have a collar on. He's just out enjoying the last days of summer.

Aug 06

Updated Aug 21

Suspicious activity-Nelson & Lakewood

A suspicious individual was seen at Nelson/Lakewood this morning. Approx 5'6, wearing an oversized grey hoodie and red sweatpants. It appears he was canvassing residences at 8am. When he caught us looking he put his hood up. Was standing on the corner looking around for several minutes. Between 9am-10am, trash cans in the alley had been moved in front of back gates, in position to jump over back fences. Lock up garages, back doors, and bikes!!

  • Thank you Snappette. I go to the Jewel at Ashland and Wellington from time to time and will keep an eye out. It might surprise Jonathon to know that he is the subject of so much comment and concern. It would be great to direct him to a place where he could get help.

  • Vashti you are correct. When the next person that sees John, please tell him to talk to his local beat cop to let him know which residences he is going to target this week to break into. He has an impressive rap sheet and it'd be nice if he didn't pull our police resources as much anymore. This will insure he gets the proper attention he needs in Cook County.

Aug 18

Updated Aug 19

Carpenter Needed

Any recommendations for a carpenter to do some small wood working projects inside my house? Thanks!

  • Hi, yes. I have a carpenter that I recommend and is in our area. Shoot me an email and I will put you in touch. You will get a better response if I refer you to him: swinterroth@gmail.com

  • I also have a carpenter available for work now - just talked with him. Contact Tom at 773-710-0019 vm or text.

Aug 14

Updated Aug 15

Gunfire or fireworks?

Heard from Hoyne/Argyle area just now - 1 quieter and then one louder, large bang?

  • AW Busy mom

    Was that Friday evening? I heard it too. ALWAYS call 911 and tell them your location. If they get multiple calls, they can triangulate the location and send a car.

Aug 13

Updated Aug 14

Glue smell in east Lakeview

It's smells like superglue or something here at Aldine and Clark, for about 30 minutes. Should I be worried?

  • It's the wind from SE bringing awesome flavors of Lake Michigan south shores

  • i.e. there are bunch of steel plants and refineries down there

Aug 14

Updated Aug 14

Anyone Know What Went On In Uptown Last Night?

Woke up last night to at least 5 squad cars and 3 unmarked cars on Sunnyside Ave in front of Truman College. It looked like they arrested two people dressed all in white. Earlier in the evening a large group of people, most wearing all white, made their way down Sunnyside (protest/march/vigil?). They were not being loud or destructive at that time. It looked like people from this group were the ones being arrested and others were yelling at the police. It was quite the scene. Does anyone know what that was about?

Aug 13

Updated Aug 14

Fixture limit for 1" water main

Does anyone know what the city code is for house water fixtures for a 1" water main line coming in?

Aug 10

Updated Aug 11

Sketchy people by Buena Park

At the little park at w Buena and n kenmore with my daughter. Anyone else ever notice the sketchy people that tend to congregate under the el tracks (kinda at the corner of the park and beside the dog park area? Seems there is always at least 2 to 4 people there drinking out of brown bags and just hanging and we come here very

  • sketchy people in buena park under the train tracks? no way!?

  • Kate P. New to 60640 (and excited to be here!)

    So instead of posting on here, call 911

Aug 10

Updated Aug 11

Housekeeper recommendations?

Hi, does anyone have a housekeeper/ cleaning service they recommend?

Thanks!

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

    I've been pleased with Cheryl Gozy. 872-588-0441. Email: cleaningwithluv@gmail.com.
    Please say Jim recommended her.

  • SK Khalsa Yoga Lady

    Johanna, extremely reliable. 773-426-4902 (independent)

Aug 09

Updated Aug 10

Xippo/Revolver/Xippo

Just walked by Damen/Grace. Apparently Revolver has reverted back to the old name of "Xippo" circa 2012. What is the deal with this bar? I recall some angry neighbors with late night noise complaint posts on the old EveryBlock. I honestly never see anyone inside this place. Is this some type of shell game by the owners? Do they think we will assume its a new place under new management? I never forget the name of a bad bar (in my neighborhood).

  • Winkie 10-year North Center resident

    There's often Porsches and Mercedes parked there. The restaurant business may not be their main one.

  • DougB 47th Ward Curmudgeon

    Yes, we also went to this place a number of years ago, and it seemed to be full of eastern european guys who gave us the stink eye. Never went back.

Feb 14

Updated Aug 08

New Center On Halsted Policy:

Public access to the Center on Halsted is now restricted. The new policies went into effect Friday January 31, 2014:

Access beyond the lobby is permitted only for individuals officially participating or enrolled in organized scheduled programs. Access by individuals to the building beyond the lobby is limited to the duration of the specific program.

In addition, the Center on Halsted lobby is now restricted to people engaging in purposeful activities limited to a reasonable period of time for that activity. Loitering will not be allowed.

As per the new green signs surrounding the Center on Halsted, congregating and or loitering on the sidewalks around the Center on Halsted building is no longer permitted.

  • Does "purposeful" include attendance at the porn celebrations at the Center as well? Grabby's, International Mr. Rubber (simulated masturbation on the stage of the Hoover-Leppen theater). Pick up your favorite escort or porn materials right at the front desk.

  • d3 NOH

    'There is likely a strong connection between the increase in social service agencies in Lake View 2007- 2013 '

    Correlate all you want but just realize that these people committing these crimes aren't all "outsiders" like many are leading others to believe. The well-publicized shooting and killing of photographer William...

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    'There is likely a strong connection between the increase in social service agencies in Lake View 2007- 2013 '

    Correlate all you want but just realize that these people committing these crimes aren't all "outsiders" like many are leading others to believe. The well-publicized shooting and killing of photographer William Lewis in Rogers Park 3 weeks ago was committed by two young gentlemen right around the corner from COH. One lived on the block where IHOP in Lakeview is located, just a block north of the COH. The other suspect that was arrested lived at the very south end of Uptown.

    A lot has changed in Chicago, in general, in the last 5-10 years in terms of crime distribution and distribution of the offending population. Some of that has to do with public housing being disseminated and those in it purposely spread throughout the city. Some of that has to do with gentrification of other areas and the subsequent disbursement throughout Chicago that has caused. If you look at the south end of Uptown, it is rife with gangs now that weren't there even 10 years ago.

Aug 06

Updated Aug 08

Question about ComEd & Integrys...

Anyone know which is cheaper and/or understand what exactly this switch and opting out or in is going to do to my electric bill? Thanks!

  • d3 NOH

    the rates and monthly fee didn't change for the better AFAIK.. my monthly fee didn't go down and it is now graduated so it would never be less but only more than it is even now if I use more.

  • For those who were interested, here is a note on Viridian from my friend, Chris Patak. It's a green energy company that hasn't fully rolled out in IL yet but we are able to use them, you just don't see them marketing here. He is also offering to to a...

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    For those who were interested, here is a note on Viridian from my friend, Chris Patak. It's a green energy company that hasn't fully rolled out in IL yet but we are able to use them, you just don't see them marketing here. He is also offering to to a webinar for the neighborhood but I figure you can just as easily visit the URL at the bottom and see it all for yourself:

    This coming month, Viridian Energy is going to start offering, for all their new and current customers, a 3 yr fixed electricity rate, that if it isn't a savings over the utility company at the end of 3 years, Viridian will pay the customer back a rebate of 110% of the difference.
    It's a guaranteed savings using a green product.

    Viridian offers affordable energy supply from wind and solar farms within the U.S. and can show exactly where these are; most suppliers buy from brown/fossil fuel sources or can not prove that their supply is from renewable sources.

    Please go to this link and send me a message if you'd like more information or have any questions. I am readily available to explain anything.
    Viridian.com/ChrisPatak

Aug 06

Updated Aug 07

my car's catalytic converter.

Someone tried to saw off my car's catalytic converter. Watch out for people lurking around cars.

  • Hi, Jose. If you're surprised that there aren't more comments on your post yet, it's probably because your statement is the equivalent of saying the sun rose this morning. Yeah, it's that bad. Sigh. ^ _ ^

  • Did you catch them in the act/chase them away, or did you just return to a mangled exhaust system?

Aug 05

Updated Aug 07

Tagged at Montrose and Wolcott.

We have gone a year or more with only one small tag on a traffic signal control box at that corner. Now this. I guess if CPD can't stop them from shooting people, tagging is not even on the radar.

  • The business owner could also remove or paint over ASAP. From daily experience the most effective way to combat graffiti is to photograph, pass onto police and then swiftly remove. Show the taggers you care and remove what is most important to them, their tag getting seen.
    As a resident I would take the same approach.
    It is pure nonsense to make CPD only responsible for stopping graffiti.

  • J Lifelong Chicagoan and a Ravenswood Resident

    I agree with Duncs. I think a complete approach is needed involving the City/Alderman's Office, CPD, and ultimately, residents and business owners. If I see graffiti in the neighborhood - particularly gang graffiti - I take a pic, email CAPS and the Alderman's Office, and they put it on the...

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    I agree with Duncs. I think a complete approach is needed involving the City/Alderman's Office, CPD, and ultimately, residents and business owners. If I see graffiti in the neighborhood - particularly gang graffiti - I take a pic, email CAPS and the Alderman's Office, and they put it on the list (BTW, most of the gang graffiti from early Monday AM was removed by Tuesday PM). Whenever my building's back wall gets hit, I just go out there the next day and paint over it myself. It's a pain, it costs a few bucks, but why wait for Graffiti Blasters when you can do it yourself. People need to be a part of the solution, too. In the case of the pic above, there's no reason the restaurant owner couldn't paint over that in 5 minutes or less. Done, and move on.

Aug 03

Updated Aug 05

Fireworks Every Night

What's with the fireworks I hear ever night in North Center?

  • It's at Half Acre. Every night they have an event to crack open a new craft beer.

  • It beats the airplane noise.

Aug 01

Updated Aug 02

Carnivals?

Hi neighbors! Does anyone know of any carnivals in the city this weekend? You know, the classic kind we went to as kids where you can win stuffed animals, perhaps ride a Ferris wheel? There was one in Lincolnwood last weekend, but I'm having trouble finding one for this weekend. Thanks for any info you have!

Sarah

  • SBloom architect, dad and a half, 25 years north side

    Northbrook is having one this weekend. No Ferris wheel, but there are bumper cars.

  • Fiesta del Sol in Pilsen!!

  • We ended up at Fiesta del Sol! It was super fun.

Jul 30

Updated Aug 01

Police stopping people on western and Addison

Not sure what is going on but 5 police cars have different people pulled over a block south of Addison on western. Maybe doing random stops???

  • Thanks CJL for paying attention I posted this mike at 930 on a Thursday morning. It was not at DUI checkpoint. It was either for cell phone use or not stopping at crosswalks They were ticketing 4 different cars. If 4 people were drunk at 930 in the morning I am moving

  • Bill Near Rockwell L

    "... If 4 people were drunk at 930 in the morning I am moving..."

    Yeah. Civilized people wait till AT LEAST 10.

Jul 30

Updated Jul 31

Sound proofing companies?

I am taking over a theater space that is on the second floor above a bar. We have been told that on live band nights the sound bleed is very bad.

I have been looking into soundproofing but have only found two companies that do it. One companies yelp reviews caution of some type of scam artist. The other the owner has taken four weeks just to get me a quote. Anyone have someone they like?

Anyone work with someone they like

Anyone

  • sdstern Webmaster & Board Member, South Lakeview Neighbors

    Call Jeff DeLong at the Athenaeum. He's been in Chicago theater for a long time and may know someone.

  • tq

    Not sure that this place is appropriate, but I have noticed it on the way to MI.

    http://www.soundtech.us/

Jul 29

Updated Jul 30

Coyote on Argyle at Damen

Saw an urban coyote on Argyle right at the Damen intersection several nights ago. It was about a 11:30pm. It was on the north side of Argyle on the side of the street that is Winnemack Park. It was outside the park. Walking along the parkway between the line of parked cars and the fence to Winnemack Park. It totally ignored me and continued walking along the fence. Just an FYI to those who walk in the park at dusk or who walk dogs in the park. I'm a nature lover at heart. I just wanted to get the word out.

  • I ran into one at Berwyn and Glenwood Sunday at 2:00 in the morning, I think he was more leery of me and my dogs than we were of him.

  • If anyone has cats, please make sure they are not out at night (we lost a cat to a coyote when we lived in California), and never leave your dog out even for a second. While they may seem complacent, coyotes have been known to snatch a dog on a leash if the opportunity presents itself.

Jul 27

Updated Jul 29

Park concrete urns

I'm trying to find a company to replace two concrete flower urns at a local park and am having a hard time finding anyone that does this. Does anyone know of a company that does this work?

Jul 26

Updated Jul 29

New Restaurant Where Dorado Used To Be

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

  • Helen Sobel Neighbor, Bowmanville & Realtor, Baird & Warner

    I saw and talked to the owner last week as I was walking by. Nice guy. Said it will be a breakfast/lunch restaurant closing at/around 3:00pm (which I like as I live right around there), and then he's working on introducing "pop up" dinners of some sort. Still working on the details, but apparently along the lines of some stuff that is done in NY. So you could have some pretty cool dinner options there.

  • We need more of those!

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