2 days ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Helicopters

Anyone know what's going on? There are two helicopters stationary around the Damen and Addison area.

  • Shelly Lifelong suburbanite, now in South Lakeview.

    I'm going to guess sudden stop by the cab...I work near there... Crazy. At least the fire truck was right there...

  • George F in Ravenswood displaced New Yorker

    The Veep is the reason, I'm reasonably certain.

30 hours ago

Found Ventra Card

Ventra debit car ended in 9063 found in the playground of Blaine Elementary school.
It was sent to the Ventra's Lost and Found department. Contact them if it is yours!
Best

Sep 14

Updated 3 days 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.

Oct 13

Updated Oct 14

Stolen Halloween Decorations

We have been decorating for years and someone stole a wooden coffin with creepy hands that my husband made right off of our front lawn. I am so disappointed.

  • yoohoo Northcenter resident for 20+ years

    That stinks. We've had pumpkins stolen from our front steps in years past. Sometimes people do stupid things. Sorry.

  • jasper1055 Roscoe Villiage

    It's sad, but, I finally just stopped decorating out front. I got really tired of the drunks stealing, smashing and destroying everything....then having to clean up a trail of pumpkin for a block or so. I guess it's a reality of living on Addison.

Oct 12

Updated Oct 12

Another Completed Project in Old Town

Foster Design Build completes another great project on Hudson Street in Old Town. www.fosterdesignbuild.com or 322-445-9564.

  • L

    Really, dude? At least four posts advertising your business on a forum with rules that state no advertising allowed. I can tell you who I won't be using for my Design Build needs.

Oct 12

Foster Design Build starts another project at 2121 North Dayton last week

Foster Design Build started another great project at 2121 North Dayton last week. www.fosterdesignbuild.com or 312-445-9564.

Oct 12

Foster Design Build starts new project at 2020 North Dayton

Foster Design Build starts another project at 2020 North Dayton last week.

www.fosterdesignbuild.com or 312-445-9564.

Oct 12

Another great project started by Foster Design Build in Lincoln Park

Foster Design Build started another project at 1860 North Fremont. www.fosterdesignbuild.com or 312-445-9564.

Oct 03

Updated Oct 04

Store front next to Lincoln Diner

After years, it looks something is finally happening to the storefront that was going to be "Expressions"...anyone know what's going in?

Sep 24

Updated Oct 01

Robbery Stake Out??

Black Male with gold chain around his neck and a gold/diamond bracelet, wearing a bulls hat, red pants and drives an Acura Integra 90s with license plate V85 0898 was sitting outside our home in his car then approached our house. He returned an hour later. He noticed me through the window and told me to open the door. I got a good look at him and told him I was calling the police. He said he was meeting up with a friend and must have the wrong address. Shady! spoke to the police and they figured it was a stake out.

  • CJL ...

    And Bugs reports that *that dude* walked one (very short) block down the alley. And then was seen *walking on the sidewalk*.

    So, again, as reported, seems within the bounds of "normal behavior", which (again) doesn't mean that *that dude* wasn't suspicious.

    The dude sitting in the car in the OP--that is 1,000% not normal, and 1,000% suspicious, even before the 'just open the door'. Walking in an alley for 500 feet? C'mon.

  • Rpl

    You or your neighbor walking through the alley is normal. Someone who you do not believe lives in your neighborhood walking through the alley...NOT normal. The sooner people realize that the sooner our cars and houses stop getting burglarized, robberies will slow down, and girls will not be getting assaulted for walking alone. I don't walk through other neighborhoods alleys when going somewhere.

Sep 24

Updated Sep 26

Ashland and Belmont?

Anyone know what's going on? Ashland has been closed between Fletcher and Belmont for over an hour.

Sep 23

Updated Sep 25

New Development @ North & Clark

Does anybody know any details about planned demolition and a new high rise on the corner of North Ave and Clark St?

Sep 23

Updated Sep 24

Why is schurz high school rated so bad??

Anyone know ? It's rated a 1 out of 10. 10 being the best

  • My son is going to high school next year & i'm doing my research on H.S. Schurz is been in probation for the past 10 years. Really sad.

  • Catbus Philosopher, Third-Class

    I'm not sure what other result one should expect when a district academically tracks kids into separate schools rather than within each of them.

Sep 23

Schurz High School?

Why does Schurz have such bad ratings compared to other schools in the area??

Sep 23

HEALTH & FITNESS in Lakeview

I am so happy to see posts on this app about neighbors linking up for morning walks and fitness.

I used to be heavily involved in the fitness industry and was the former physical conditioning coach for a professional team here in Chicago.

If I can help out with any questions or opinions for my neighbors, let me know! I am no longer in the industry but still love talking about it.

Sep 23

MEET UP: Crosby's Kitchen (Wednesday @ 11:30am)

Fellow Lakeview neighbors come join me for lunch at Crosby's Kitchen at 11:30am.

Wednesday, September 24th.

Looking to meet the neighbors and to discuss the neighborhood.

If you're around and would like to join RSVP by shooting me an email at RobRosmis@atproperties.com so I can let our friends at Crosby's know!!!

Sep 21

Updated Sep 22

Cat found

I was out looking for my lost black and white cat tonight. I did not found Mila, I did find a very hungry black and white cat in the alley of 1649 Barry. The cat has a black face with a thin white streak.

  • maybe that cat your trying to catch is a outdoor cat?

  • It's possible but she/he came within a few feet of me and ate all the food I had as if she was very hungry.

Sep 22

Cleaning Crew That Will Move Furniture

Looking for a cleaning company that is willing to move all my furniture to clean behind it before I get my house painted.

Sep 13

Updated Sep 17

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)

Sep 15

Updated Sep 16

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

Sep 12

Updated Sep 15

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 07

Shots?

My girlfriend and I were driving on Morse east of Clark and thought we heard shots coming from Farwell between Clark and Ravenswood. We had walked by there a few minutes prior and seen suspicious activity, people running around and stuff. Did anything happen?

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.

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