6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Top Cleaners at 3701 N. Damen

Does anyone have any thoughts on their recently installed bright strobing LED signage? I'm not one to normally complain (first time poster) but their sign is lighting up my living room, bedroom, and yard. I like sitting in the yard but that sign might induce a seizure! I doubt I could convince them to get rid of it but I'd settle on them at least dimming it.

  • I thought there were emergency vehicles at that corner the first time I drove down Damen at night after they put the sign up. I would think the owner could put it on a timer, so it isn't flashing 24 hours a day. Maybe if the neighbors approached him about that, he'd be willing to do that --- at least from 10pm until they open in the morning??? I agree that is way too residential an area to put up with that amount of brightness 24 hours a day.

  • CJL ...

    Definitely contact the alderman's office. If nothing else just to make them aware that it's bothersome.

    Sounds like the owner is being friendly (if rather ineffectual) about it, so make sure you mention that, too, so it doesn't set up a fight.

    It would be really nice to have some...

    Read full comment…

    Definitely contact the alderman's office. If nothing else just to make them aware that it's bothersome.

    Sounds like the owner is being friendly (if rather ineffectual) about it, so make sure you mention that, too, so it doesn't set up a fight.

    It would be really nice to have some of these things shut off for some portion of the night--I think part of the problem is that the LED signs are sooo cheap to operate (very little electricity, for their brightness) that the businesses have much less incentive to turn them off.

    There was a lot of focus on the larger digital signs in 2014--but I've not heard anything either way about regulating ones as small as the one at this cleaners.

Apr 19

Updated 4 days 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.

Apr 27

Updated 6 days ago

Kids Staking Out

Kids at 1:30am in the alley 4100 block of Wolcott dispersed and later one kid kept watch behind a garage looking around all shady while another kid met him and they ran down the alley...did anyone pick up on activity?

  • Rpl

    OP
    You need to call 911. They were obviously doing something. it's not common practice for anyone to be lurking in alleys at 130 in the morning.

  • Bill 4500 N Wolcott 30 year plus resident

    did you call the police ,,, or did you think someone else might - take action and call the police when you see something say something

Mar 12

Updated Apr 21

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!

  • RaleighsMa Not fauxraged but may contain typos.

    Crusty, there was a permit issued. The permit was issued April 16, 2015 for "Wreck and Remove."

Apr 14

Updated Apr 20

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...

    Read full comment…

    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?

Apr 16

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.

Apr 05

Updated Apr 14

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....

    Read full comment…

    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 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.

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 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...

    Read full comment…

    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 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 16

Updated Mar 16

Divvy station at Clark and Wrightwood is empty, again

The Divvy station at Clark and Wrightwood seems to have an issue. It was completely empty Friday, and again last night, and this morning. Either it is broken, Divvy is ignoring, it, or some combination. I just sent a message to Divvy. Does anyone know if it's actually broken, or just somehow getting missed? It was full Wednesday and Thursday mornings last week.

  • Ryan C. 15+ year Lakeview East resident

    I think Divvy takes about 60-70% of their bikes out of service during the winter for maintenance and storage during the slower months. It could be that they haven't replaced the bikes for the Spring/Summer/Fall season yet.

  • d3 NOH

    probably so, and they're advertising they're hiring

    still no divvy stations anywhere near here...

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?

About neighbor messages

Neighborhood announcements from EveryBlock users.

Thousands of neighbors connect and get their news via EveryBlock, including:

Carrie Loy Lewis Mutasim Sulieman Shoosh David J Greene Miguel Puerto Kate Parker Shannon Jo Holly Christopher MinGohr Cha

You're 60 seconds from creating an account and joining them…

or
Enter your email address

Lakeview / Lincoln Park