7 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

2+/3 bedroom cat friendly apartment please!

Single working mom with 2 sons and 3 cats looking for apartment in the north center/Albany park/ravenswood manor/Lincoln square area.
Prefer free laundry on site.
Available 4/1 or later.
Thank you!

  • Hi Deb - I will email you offsite regarding a potential apartment. Thanks!

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Old veg head location

Anybody notice that the old Veghead location is papered up and the "For Lease" sign is gone? Any info on what might be going on inside?

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Catalytic converter stolen last night

Hey neighbors just a heads up that my cat converter was stolen last night on the 2500 block of N Lawndale. I plan on buying the part and having someone weld it on. Any advice or experience with this? Thanks and keep your eyes open out there!

Feb 19

Updated 3 days ago

Vote for Mayoral Election

Please get out and vote! I think it's time turn over a new and better leaf. This city needs it!

Early Voting Welles Park!
On Election Day 2/24 Pilgrim Lutheran Church

  • CynicalPolitico Political Consultant, Geek, Policy-Wonk Wannabee

    The door hanger and that Fiedler never filed a campaign disclosure, which is illegal. Someone paid for Fiedler's signs, door hangers, robo call, and office. Let's see what Gene disclosures show in March. In either case, Fiedler could be looking at serious fines from the board of elections. It's all violations of campaign laws. Fiedler also may have to pay back taxes on any improper property tax exemptions from his development days in the ward.

  • I would like to see those dots connected.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Wanted: parking space near Southport/Grace

Looking to rent a single space, indoor or outdoor near 3700 N Wayne. Any info would be much appreciated!

  • I have a parking spot available in the alley behind the Dairy Queen on Southport/Grace! Super easy access. It's generally available after work hours and on the weekend. If you're interested email jtdrewry@gmail.com for hours/rates.

  • I saw a sign for parking on the East side of 3800 block of Lakewood. They appear to have a large lot

  • Thanks, I'll check it out!

5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

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 Affordable Housing Activist for ONE Northside

    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
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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.

Feb 19

Updated Feb 23

Window Pane Glass Replacement

I need to have one pane of glass replaced in a living room window. I'm looking for any recommendations of reliable companies to complete this job. Thank you!

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

    Ashland Glass has provided us with professional work at a fair price.

  • Ed H. 5 year Lakeview resident

    If this is a single pane window, I'd suggest just replacing the entire thing with a double pane window. Will save you much $$ in heating/cooling costs.

Feb 21

Anyone need a job/know someone who does?

Hi, I was wondering if anyone is interested in a part-time job at a local bakery. I've been working there about a year but recently got a professional gig and need to move on. I'm so attached to the place that I want to find someone really great to replace me.
It's a counterstaff/barista position, part-time on weekend mornings. You make coffee drinks, take cake orders and package cakes and cupcakes. Super easy labor, most of the regulars are just lovely, and the tips are great. The owner is lovely as well.
Interested? Message me for more info! I'd like to find the right person for this great store.

Feb 12

Community Meeting Tonite

Dear GWCA Members and residents between Montrose, Irving Park, Clark and Ashland,
Please invite a neighbor and join us tonight Thursday, 2-12-15 for our GWCA community meeting in the Social Room at Lake View High School at 7 pm. Please help us increase membership and awareness of important events in our community. We all need to understand crime and safety issues in our neighborhood better. Meet Commander Voulgaris. Bring your questions and ideas. If you're driving, there is parking in the LVHS lot. Access is on Irving Park. Enter LVHS via the "canopy" entrance off the track.

Thanks
GWCA Council

Feb 11

Updated Feb 11

Sidewalks not Shoveled

Neighbors, if you hare having trouble walking because neighbors or businesses have not shoveled, please contact 19th District CAPS. 312.744.0064 or caps0119district@chicagopolice.org

  • Thanks…something should be done…really people, is it that hard to shovel in front of your shop & home? Elderly I can understand, but we know who is elderly and who is just plain lazy.

Feb 06

Updated Feb 10

Dibs is over !!

It's been 5 days since snow storm, people. Move your garbage off the streets and since it's going to be almost 40 degrees the next couple days , take 30 minutes and shovel the rest of the snow.

  • dibs is for jerks!

  • CJL ...

    "[dibs] won't be over until April-ish."

    It will be over the day after we have a duly elected mayor. Rahm ain't calling for trash pickup before the election, unless all the snow melts (which looks unlikely in the latest forecast).

Jan 25

Updated Feb 09

  • Robert Rohdenburg Affordable Housing Activist for ONE Northside

    Responses to ONE Northside's Election Questionnaire are now in!. To see the northside ward aldermanic candidate responses, go to:http://onenorthside.org/aldermanic-candidate-questionnaire-responses/

    Aldermanic Candidate Questionnaire Responses

    In late January, ONE Northside invited all candidates running for alderman in Wards 2, 32, 40, 43, 44, 46, 47, 48, and 49 to complete a questionnaire....

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    Responses to ONE Northside's Election Questionnaire are now in!. To see the northside ward aldermanic candidate responses, go to:http://onenorthside.org/aldermanic-candidate-questionnaire-responses/

    Aldermanic Candidate Questionnaire Responses

    In late January, ONE Northside invited all candidates running for alderman in Wards 2, 32, 40, 43, 44, 46, 47, 48, and 49 to complete a questionnaire. Candidates were given 10 days to complete questionnaire and were asked to keep responses to 75 words per question. Answers that exceeded 75 words were cut off.

    Click on your ward to see candidates’ responses:
    2nd Ward
    32nd Ward
    40th Ward
    43rd Ward
    44th Ward
    46th Ward
    47th Ward
    48th Ward
    49th Ward
    Download the PDF version of the Candidate Questionnaire Response Cover Page and Candidate Questionnaire Responses with all candidates’ responses (ward-based PDFs available on Ward pages).

    Election Day Voting is open February 24, 2015 6am-7pm at your precinct polling location. Polling locations, sample ballots and voter registration status can be found at www.chicagoelections.com or 312-269-7976

    The 43rd Ward Candidate Questionnaire Responses are at:http://onenorthside.org/43rd-ward-candidate-questionnaire-response/

Feb 09

Community Meting 7 pm this Thursday 2/12

GWCA MEETING. Thursday, February 12, 7 pm, Lake View High School Social Room (enter via track and “canopy” entrance off Greenview).

TOPICs: Crime Prevention, Zoning re: 4122 North Greenview and new construction at 1435 West Cuyler. Speakers: 19th District Commander Voulgaris and Jim Pool from Alderman Pawar’s office.

Feb 06

Updated Feb 07

Packages Stolen

I live on the 1900 Block of Melrose. Two packages have gone missing recently; the second on Feb 5. Anyone else having issues? Do you know What kills me? I think I actually saw the guy leaving. Thought he was a delivery man. Argh!

  • Rpl

    What did he look like?

  • Sorry to hear that eDowds. We are on the 2000 block of Melrose and had a few packages stolen in January. I caught him on video and posted on everyblock a few weeks ago. Also called the police and USPS. The videos are here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjjgKevcWn0
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99xfKPlyAfQ

    Maybe it is the...

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    Sorry to hear that eDowds. We are on the 2000 block of Melrose and had a few packages stolen in January. I caught him on video and posted on everyblock a few weeks ago. Also called the police and USPS. The videos are here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjjgKevcWn0
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99xfKPlyAfQ

    Maybe it is the same guy.

    I review our video randomly and I've seen him walk by once since he got our packages. He walks by with a shopping bag that is empty but is opened so it kind of looks like there is something in the bag. Then he looks up at our porch to see if there is anything up there.

  • same thing has happened to us at 1800 Melrose. Only seems to be taking Amazon packages. If it comes from another store, they aren't being stolen.

Feb 04

To My Neighbors...

...To all of my fellow Chicagoans who have been a good neighbor by shoveling your walkway: THANK YOU!!!!

To all of you that haven't... Well I have a different set of words for you.

:/

Jun 08

Updated Feb 04

Hanig's Footwear - Clark/Diversey

I saw a "Lost our Lease" sign on the window of Hanig's Footwear (Clark/Diversey). Does anyone know what's going in there?

Jul 09 2012

Updated Jan 30

Updates on Crime/Vagrancy at Clark & Diversey?

I've been noticing a lot more people loitering against the Walgreens wall at Clark and Diversey since Panera Cares opened up. In addition, it seems like there are more homeless/drunks passed out in door entrances along Diversey after 9 or 10 PM each night. Is this being addressed at all? I haven't heard of an increase in crimes as of yet, but I definitely feel less safe walking around the area now.

  • Too bad this big corporation is not paying taxes, not supporting Cook County Hospital, Medicaid, mental health clinics, DCFS, public housing, police and all other city/county services needed by this population. Public institutions are suffering drastic budget cuts, the last thing they needed was another business to stop paying taxes....

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    Too bad this big corporation is not paying taxes, not supporting Cook County Hospital, Medicaid, mental health clinics, DCFS, public housing, police and all other city/county services needed by this population. Public institutions are suffering drastic budget cuts, the last thing they needed was another business to stop paying taxes. Learn something from our alderman who has for-profit restaurants. He pays a lot of taxes, employs a lot of people, provides food/meeting space to many nonprofit organizations including seniors and other groups, fundraises for many institutions/nonprofits around here, all without fanfare. Keeps his restaurant open on Christmas eve for people who have no where to go. This is only a partial list of all that he does.. Our alderman is not wasting $$ buying national TV commercials to promote himself. He is very humble and quiet about it. He is the big philanthropist around here: pays full boat taxes which support all of these institutions that aid the disadvantaged population.

  • Bob

    For detailed demographic census data re income, occupation, education, housing, family, and transportation characteristics [9pp, downloadable] of the area centered around Diversey/ Clark/ Broadway, please see the Everyblock post: Diversey/ Clark/ Broadway Related Issues. Click the link in the first comment.

    Link to the Diversey/ Clark/ Broadway Related Issues main post:

    http://chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/dec22-diversey-clark-broadway-related-issues-6577338/

Jan 29

Updated Jan 29

Filming on 3000 block of N Southport by St. Alphonsus

Anyone know what they are filming on 3000 block of N Southport by St. Alphonsus?

Jan 29

Updated Jan 29

Free Fitness Boot Camp!

Hey there neighbors come work off Fridays sins at our Fitness Boot Camp on Saturdays at 9am. This 35 minute class is Free to our Lakeview neighbors. We are committed to helping you get Fit and to having fun while doing it. Hope to see you there!
Dojo Chicago 3206 N Southport Ave.
Questions call or text 312-843-9708 or go to dojochicago.com

  • Dojo Chicago Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Strength and Conditioning ...

    Sorry all I have big thumbs....number to call is 312-843-9707...:)

Jan 28

Updated Jan 29

Needed: Electrician with tall ladder

I attached a picture. We have a light hanging over our door and I would love to get it working. Not sure if the bulb is just burnt out or if the light doesn't work. In any case a very tall ladder is needed. Any rec would be appreciated.

  • Is it a rental? or condos? your landlord should take care of it if you are renting.

  • It's commercial and the land lord said if I want it it is at my expense. So any rec would be appreciated

Jan 25

Updated Jan 26

Accident near Belmont Harbor?

Does anyone know what's going on toward the north end of Belmont Harbor? Several squad cars, fire trucks, and ambulances, including a SCUBA truck, just flew northbound on the trail from Belmont.

  • Woman fell into the water. Witness held her above the surface until police/fire arrived. She's being treated at Illinois Masonic.

  • Robert Rohdenburg Affordable Housing Activist for ONE Northside

    Details on the incident: (excerpted here)
    FROM:http://chicago.suntimes.com/news-chicago/7/71/319472/woman-falls-belmont-harbor-uses-belt-tie-dock-help-arrives
    Woman falls into Belmont Harbor, 'hero' jogger helps save her life

    Posted: 01/25/2015, 04:53pm | Mitch Dudek
    A woman who fell into the icy waters of Belmont Harbor on Sunday morning used her belt to strap herself to a dock before she was...

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    Details on the incident: (excerpted here)
    FROM:http://chicago.suntimes.com/news-chicago/7/71/319472/woman-falls-belmont-harbor-uses-belt-tie-dock-help-arrives
    Woman falls into Belmont Harbor, 'hero' jogger helps save her life

    Posted: 01/25/2015, 04:53pm | Mitch Dudek
    A woman who fell into the icy waters of Belmont Harbor on Sunday morning used her belt to strap herself to a dock before she was saved by a passing jogger who heard her screams for help.

    The 30-year-old woman slipped off the boat that houses the Belmont Yacht Club at the northeast end of the harbor about 10:40 a.m., according to Sgt. Ruben Ramirez.
    “It was pretty incredible because she missed all the surrounding ice and hit the water right on target,” Ramirez said.

    “She took off her belt, lashed it to the dock, put her arm through it and hung on for dear life,” Police Marine Unit Sgt. Angel Romero said.

    Yariv Becher was jogging nearby — and despite listening to music on headphones — he heard her screams and was able to help hold her above water and call 911.

    “I saw her and told her, ‘Hold on! I’m coming,’ ” said Becher, 37. “She was shivering and very cold. She said her legs were numb and she couldn’t feel her hands . . . I couldn’t lift her all the way up.”

    The woman was in the water for 15 to 20 minutes before police and fire department rescuers hoisted her to safety and rushed her to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where she was treated for hypothermia and listed in good condition.

    The water temperature of Lake Michigan was about 35 degrees Sunday, Ramirez said.

    Initial reports of a jogger falling into the water were incorrect.

Jan 24

Updated Jan 26

Rental apartment 2+ bedrooms!

Hoping to stay in the neighborhood: lived here for 11 years!
Single mother of a waters student and a lane student. Current landlord listing building in march. Looking for apartment close to Hutchinson and Campbell area. 2+ bedrooms that allows cats.
Great references and a loyal and responsible tenant.
Contact debdoetzerd2@gmail.com

  • Most of Mr. Carlsons Buildings are Section 8 ,which means some tenants might not be all that.

  • Mickie, not to put anyone down, but Mr. Carlson keeps good control of his tenants. Section Eight screens them first, and if they have anything on record they will not be rented to by Mr. Carlson. He also rents to cash tenants. All his buildings are secure and well kept....

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    Mickie, not to put anyone down, but Mr. Carlson keeps good control of his tenants. Section Eight screens them first, and if they have anything on record they will not be rented to by Mr. Carlson. He also rents to cash tenants. All his buildings are secure and well kept. His tenants are all quiet. I worked for him for 1 1/2 years and met 95% of his tenants in that time. He does not allow riff raff to live in his units. Also Mr. Carlson will not put up with garbage. He is a decent landlord. I live in one of his buildings and it's quiet.

Jan 23

Updated Jan 24

Free Fitness and Health Assessments

Saturday January 24 from 12:30-2:30pm Dojo Chicago will be offering free Fitness and Health assessments to local residents. Stop by and see if you are fit and healthy or have more work to do to reach those New Years fitness resolutions.
Dojo Chicago is located at 3206 N Southport Ave.
Questions call 312-843-9707 or go to dojochicago.com

  • david duggan President, South Lakeview Neighbors

    I went there @ 2:15 and the place was locked up tighter than a drum

  • Dojo Chicago Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Strength and Conditioning ...

    Sorry Dave I had to leave a little early, if you would like to come by another time let me know and I will gladly do the assessment for you!
    Thanks for stopping by.

Jan 15

Updated Jan 24

What happened to Subway??

Does anyone know the true story of why Subway closed?

  • Ravens Yes.I can fix that.

    If I knew how, i would get investors & open a---------wait for it----------WHITE CASTLE, Ha, anybody with me. Eat-in or to go only. No drive through

  • RT Here

    That's an awful idea.

Jan 22

Updated Jan 24

Garage rental

Looking for indoor garage spot in North Center-- anybody know of any?

Jan 22

Updated Jan 23

Vote For Jesus "Chuy" Garcia for Mayor

Can we all agree Rahm has got to go! I met him once and I can honestly say when I shook his hand I straight saw evil. His eyes are super creepy. The man is a wallstreet money guy, Brauner supporter, and gives 0 f@&$s about the well being of this city if it doesn't make his agenda money. Let's all make it to the polls to tell Rahm f-you.

http://www.chicagoforchuy.com/index.html

  • DRuhl74 Interested Chicago Resident

    The AllState is empty because they are awful. When they won it was full. This new stadium does little to help the students because it's still going to take at least 30 minutes to get there from the LP campus, not to mention the non-student suburbanite fan base that does not want to drive into the city.

    I've been to all the preseason games at McGrath the past several years. They are not well attended maybe 1,000-1,500 fans. Still little to no student support.

  • What did Chuy exactly do for the 22nd Ward?

Jan 18

Updated Jan 20

Homeless man on bike

For about 2 years there has been a homeless man who hangs out under the el in back of my house and sits and drinks. At first it was just annoying but now he is constantly leaving food and empty beer cans around. My dogs often try to eat the food he has left behind. I have called the police twice and both times no one showed up, does anyone have any suggestions? He is a white guy who usually wears an orange hoodie. Thanks!

  • You can imply that you don't know what he's trying to feed your dog, that it could be poison, you have no idea. That's not lying, not a false report.

  • SaucyJack 50th ward

    Police generally will not respond to 911 calls regarding vagrancy. Especially if they have higher priority calls. The Aldetman will, if pestered enough, not only lean on the police commanders a bit heavier, they will employ more social service tools like advocacy groups. They will attempt to move the guy...

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    Police generally will not respond to 911 calls regarding vagrancy. Especially if they have higher priority calls. The Aldetman will, if pestered enough, not only lean on the police commanders a bit heavier, they will employ more social service tools like advocacy groups. They will attempt to move the guy into a shelter, etc. Many homeless individuals refuse this help as many prefer their current situations. But at the very least the message is loud and clear that his neighbors are tired of his behavior and would prefer him to move on.

Jan 17

Found Keys

Saw these attached to the pole in front of 3845 N. Kenmore. There is a little orange dolphin on them as well. Left them out there in case somebody was walking and looking for them.

Jan 13

Updated Jan 15

Anybody willing to take in kitten(s)?

Some of the workers on Southport found a pair of stray kittens, a boy and a girl. Anybody interested? They're really young, and we don't want to send them to a shelter. Let me know if you are interested!

Jan 11

Updated Jan 13

Snowblowing Etiquette

Wondering - How early is too early to snow blow?

I leave for work sometimes as early as 6:30am and would like to clear the sidewalk (Addison) before doing so rather than waiting until evening.

Is 6am too early?

Thoughts on what time is too late?

Thanks

  • Jerry P. in Northcenter Enjoying being a volunteer with Forward Chicago!

    I sometimes sleep in until 10AM. You could wake me anytime to clear that darn snow. Many children walk our block on the way to Coonley School. Let's keep them safe! FWIW, our parking lots and sidewalks on the Senior Campus are often being plowed around 2AM! Keep up the fine work!

  • CJL ...

    " Lakeview area neighbors"

    Oh, you live in Lake View? Then the Bishop can safely ignore your issue, since you're east of the El, and at least 3 blocks away.

Jan 09

Updated Jan 10

Dojo Chicago

I have been living in this area for three years now and have not been able to find a gym where people actually want to get fit and care about being healthy, most clubs seem to have more social aspects. Dojo is a small gym with a very personal approach and they offer all women's classes. So happy to have found this place, def a great addition to the neighborhood!

  • Jen K 22-year Lakeview resident

    Chicago North Sider: When you put quotes around the three words, Google searches for that exact phrase, which would explain why you couldn't find anything in your search. Try dropping the quotes and the word Gym and the place the OP referenced is the first search result.

  • tim

    I love this gym / dojo because that's all it is and nothing more. Check them out. http://www.chicagofitnesscenter.com/#/home

Jan 07

Updated Jan 07

Found Keys on 01/06/15

I live on Barry Ave between Sheffield and Kenmore streets. Yesterday afternoon, I came home to find a set of keys placed under my front door mat. The keys are not mine and I presume someone must have lost them near my residence. The set includes a Lexus car key. Please contact me if you are the owner of these keys.

  • Kimberly R. RN and concerned citizen

    Fortunately, the keys have been returned to the rightful owner!

Jan 04

Updated Jan 05

Sidewalk salt

I'm looking for dog foot friendly sidewalk de-icer. Anyone know who's carrying it? Thanks in advance. :-)

  • Stauber's Ace on Lincoln between Byron and Larchmont usually has it - and their store is dog friendly, so bring your pooch along!

  • Maria de la Rosa-Young, North Park Gardener and coffee lover

    Costco sells Mag Chloride 8300 in 50lb bags. It's safe for pets, concrete and shrubbery.

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