2 days ago

Updated 32 hours ago

Gunshots?

What's going on in this neighborhood? Three very loud gunshots north of Balmoral... CPD, where are you?

40 hours ago

Updated 40 hours ago

Lost/Found Ventra Card

We found a Ventra card this morning (9/16)at Damen and Balmoral. If you can identify it by the last four digits we will find a way to get it to you. Otherwise guess we'll cut it up and throw it away so you don't worry about it being used.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Emergency on Balmoral/Paulina?

Does anyone know what happened this morning at Balmoral & Paulina? There were firetrucks, cars, police & EMTs...

  • MandaLeigh Here I Is.

    Was it a fire? What happened, Gary?

  • I apologize. I was misinformed by someone who was watching from across the street.

Sep 06

Updated Sep 07

Fireworks or gunshots?

8:30ish, Saturday night. North of Balmoral, west of Ashland. Can anyone confirm what the banging was? Not hearing sirens, so I'm hoping it's fireworks...

  • .50 cal? Yikes... surprised they kept that big a caliber on target.

  • The incident this post is referring to was fireworks. I live at Catalpa and pualina and heard this from my back porch. I went to the alley gate and could tell the we fireworks. They had the crackling sound and I could see some light right after the bang.

Aug 29

Updated Aug 30

Frank Z

Hello Neighbors!
I just saw a guy putting an "under contract" sticker on the old Frank Z sign. I just wanted to know if anyone knew who was going to be moving into the space. I had heard that a grocery store and gym were interested, but those were just rumors. (However, I am keeping my finger's crossed for the grocery store!) Thanks for any insight!

  • It's a Toyota dealership. See the previous Everyblock thread "Z Frank" for details and commkents.

Aug 11

Updated Aug 14

Comcast woes

Does anyone else not have any service from Comcast/Xfinity? We haven't had service all day & the app now says it's estimated to be fixed by 3pm tomorrow. (After it first said 7pm tonight, then 1am...)

How are people's experiences with ATT U-Verse?

  • Kris 11 year Edgewater resident.

    Been with RCN for 14 years and love them.

  • Walter Brody The only American flag I've seen in 60640

    Get an antenna! You'll have everything in HD. Use internet for everything else. Way cheaper.

Aug 10

Updated Aug 11

Need someone to repair gas oven

We need someone to repair our GE gas oven which suddenly stopped working. Any good suggestions?

  • Gina M Lincoln Square Resident

    This company fixed my Whirlpool oven.
    http://premiumappliancerepair.com/

    It was a bit expensive, but they were able to schedule me quickly and also got the part ordered quickly. They carry common repair items with them in their repair vehicles, but need to order and pick up parts that are a little less common. The technician diagnosed the problem within minutes and knew exactly how to fix it right away. Overall, I was very pleased with them. I haven't had any issues with my oven since they repaired it.

  • I'd recommend Abt. They did a terrific job installing our kitchen appliances and I know they do repairs.

  • I always use Abesto for many years now, for repairs on my appliances, mainly washer, dryers, dishwashers. They do my commercial washers and my residential. I don't know if they do ovens. 847-222-0002.

Aug 02

Updated Aug 06

What's happening at Matty K's

I went there today to purchase simple, common item: a plunger. Guess what? They don't have any. The store was nearly empty and the shelves looked nearly bare. Anyone have an update? Too bad, I'd rather frequent a neighborhood business instead of Home Depot.

  • There apparently is some ongoing issue with Matty K's and their supplier(s). What I was told was that the store had a contract or something that could not be broken and they were stuck with the supplier, who was not working with them. The whole thing seemed kind of bizarre...

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    There apparently is some ongoing issue with Matty K's and their supplier(s). What I was told was that the store had a contract or something that could not be broken and they were stuck with the supplier, who was not working with them. The whole thing seemed kind of bizarre in that I'm not sure why a supplier would want to 'starve' a store and not sure why a store wouldn't consult a lawyer. I too have gone there to buy items in the neighborhood and could not find basic things.

  • Dawn, I'm sorry to hear you had a bad experience with them. I've always found them very helpful and informative, and they've usually had exactly what I needed. However, they are very oriented to their landlord customers, and know who they are. These people get a LOT of extra attention, which is only reasonable, because they spend hugely in that place and usually have running tabs.

Jul 19

Updated Jul 21

Abandoned red honda crv blocking garage

Opened the garage door to discover an abandoned crv (red) Illinois plates: R45 7334 blocking our garage. Back door open and stereo missing. Called 911 and currently waiting for police to arrive.

  • d3 NOH

    (btw how did lincoln towing get ahold of it? were they just listening on the radio to swoop in like they do for an accident? or was it done as a city contracted tow? if not you have to have a sign up w/ lincoln towing's info, no, and she might be able to make a complaint against someone on that point?)

  • Chris B. Neighborhood blogger and activist

    What a pain! Seems like you went through all the right steps. I am sorry to see that one of the EveryBlock comment makers has the intelligence a pile of rocks, but when people ignore him and mark his comments as "unneighborly" he will eventually go away. Think of a two year old having a temper tantrum... the more you pay attention to it, the more they will kick and scream. Eventually, if you ignore them (properly removing them from a store/restaurant/etc) they will calm down.

Jul 18

Updated Jul 21

Reported Dead Body on SB LSD

This morning around 10:00am, I was heading southbound on Lake Shore Drive. Between Hollywood Ave and Bryn Mawr entrances, I saw a male adult laying flat faced down 4 inches from the Drive. Honestly, in an unnatural position. It almost caused me to slam on my brakes to stop and check. My initial thought was, "oh my god!, there's a dead man!"

I continued driving for safety reasons, but immediately called 911 to report what I had just witnessed. I...

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This morning around 10:00am, I was heading southbound on Lake Shore Drive. Between Hollywood Ave and Bryn Mawr entrances, I saw a male adult laying flat faced down 4 inches from the Drive. Honestly, in an unnatural position. It almost caused me to slam on my brakes to stop and check. My initial thought was, "oh my god!, there's a dead man!"

I continued driving for safety reasons, but immediately called 911 to report what I had just witnessed. I reported the location. The dispatcher began to express some level of anxiety and asked, "Where is he?!?!? Do you know where he is?!??!? We can't find him!!... We've had many calls but we can't find him.." I told her the exact location.

Does anyone know what the heck happened??? I never stopped. I tried looking at the news and police blogs and can't get any info. I'm very curious.

  • Michelle Edgewater Edgewater Resident: Love the neighborhood!

    Sounds like quite a disturbing sight, glad you called 911. It may not be related, but there is a man who frequently sleeps right next to the curb of LSD at Bryn Mawr. I see him all the time while walking to the lakefront.

  • d3 NOH

    I wonder if this relates to the tent that's been camped out 10' from LSD for the last week. It was just south of there, first on the west side then moved at some point on or before Friday to just on the east side of LSD,

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