10 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Please get your car alarm under control!!

Dear Person who parks near Grace and Fremont,

PLEASE PLEASE make your car alarm stop going off all the darn time! It goes off at 3am, 7am, lunchtime, and always the early evening. I'm pretty sure that your car isn't being broken into otherwise the incessant noise would have stopped because someone stole your car. Please for the love of God, remember where you parked and stop this awful noise pollution at all hours.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Deck Refinishing

I have a deck above a 3 car garage that the prior owner painted. With the weather conditions this paint looks terrible and is peeling off. I would like the deck to be stripped of the paint and then stained. The deck is approximately 20x25. We live in Lakeview near the Diversey and Ashland crossroads. Please pass along suggestions.

Jun 27

Updated 6 days ago

Shots fired - Irving and Ashland

Met some friends at a local bar, and the police were across the street. Apparently, a group of motorcycles pulled up next to a car and 4-5 shots were fired at the car. The car took off as did the motorcycles.

Jun 26

Multi-Family YARD SALE - Saturday 27th

BLOCK YARD SALE
Neighbors together for
One BIG sale
📌 SATURDAY 27th JUNE
10am - 5pm
1530 W. MELROSE ST

Designer Home Decor & Furniture, Lighting, Dishes, Interior Fabric-Velvets, Silks, Chenilles, Toys & Games, Books, Kids & Ladies Clothes many new w/tags, Purses & Jewelry, Electronics, Sporting Equipment-Bikes, Golf Clubs, Baseball, Art.

Please come to our multi-family Yard Sale if you enjoy finding NICE QUALITY ITEMS for sale (no junk).

Please NO EARLY BIRDS before 10:00am - thank you.

Jun 24

Found diamond ring

Diamond ring found at Broadway and Roscoe last wendsday. Describe it if it's yours.

Jun 23

Updated Jun 24

Nanny available

We are moving and unfortunately will no longer be able to use our current Nanny. Tania is the most dependable and caring Nanny. She loves our two kids and they love her. Tania is looking for part time but would consider full time. Please contact me for more info. Thanks!

  • SCJ

    We will need a part time nanny for after school care starting in September. Would love more information if timing works for Tania.

  • SCJ

    Also, I can be reached at suzannejohnson35@gmail.com

    Thanks!!

Jun 13

Updated Jun 14

Your dirt is 100 years old!

Have you ever lost anything in your yard that was precious? Are you curious what treasures lie beneath the grass? My husband and I are metal detectorists and would love to metal detect your old yard for FREE! You can see and keep anything you want that we find in it. We just do it for the thrill! We've uncovered more than $17,000 worth of lost finds that we returned to owners. We are in Northcenter but will travel.

Jun 04

Updated Jun 10

Northcenter teens get arrested?

I was walking by the Northcenter park at 2:30 and there was an unmarked police SUV with a couple policeman parked in the park. They had a couple open purses on the hood of the police car and as I walked I saw about 8 or 9 of those annoying teens that hang out over there after school sitting up against the wall looking very annoyed/nervous. Anyone know any deets?

  • Aron Long tlme Lincoln sq home owner

    Why are they idiots

  • Ravens Yes.I can fix that.

    Because Jim Douglas says so. Duh!

Jun 05

Updated Jun 08

Disruptive construction crew on Bell

Who is in charge of the crew building the house on the 3800 block of Bell? They are SO LOUD, cursing, screaming, whistling LOUDER than their power equipment. It's so aggravating and obviously inappropriate now that kids are out of school. Would the police intervene here?

  • Thank you

  • I didn't realize that the permits allowed blocking off the street. Any chance you could have your crew free up the spots on the weekend when parking is tightest and they aren't using them? Thanks.

Jun 04

Updated Jun 05

Nanny available

We are moving and unfortunately will no longer be able to use our current Nanny. Tania is the most dependable and caring Nanny. She loves our two kids and they love her. Tania is looking for part time but would consider full time. She will be available July 1st. Please message me if interested. I would love to help her find a family!!

  • Celeste native Chicagoan

    A friend in Rogers Park is looking for a nanny. Please send contact info!

  • julie X-ray Lakeview Mom

    Sorry I don't know how to message on here apparently!
    Tania Nikitenko
    Tnstryi @gmail.com
    773-450-0297

May 27

Updated Jun 05

Rent-to-own properties??

Are there realtors who specifically deal with these type of properties in Chicago?

  • LisaMV friendly Lincoln Square neighbor

    Thanks for the reply. I realize it's not ideal for the home owner and takes a good contract, just seemed counterintuitive to require a large deposit.

  • Ashour Rehana Real Estate Broker

    I understand why you would feel that way. Typically in my experience I see people that have had some credit issues or maybe don't have a large enough deposit to buy. So they will agree to a negotiated sum as a deposit and the seller will agree to put a...

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    I understand why you would feel that way. Typically in my experience I see people that have had some credit issues or maybe don't have a large enough deposit to buy. So they will agree to a negotiated sum as a deposit and the seller will agree to put a portion of the rent aside towards the purchase price. This is just the way I hand it when I represent a seller on a rent to own situation. So that's not to say a seller would accept a smaller deposit, that's all negotiable. It's just what I've seen in the past that sellers ask for a larger deposit to cover any potential loses.

May 31

Calendar Events Graceland West Community Association

June 3 GWCA Calendar CHANGE!

June 2nd through August, 6-8pm. “Tuesday Evenings in the Park”, a Warner Park and Gardens Event for everyone.

June 3, Lake View High School Listening Event, TO BE RESCHEDULED!

July 16, 6pm at Warner Park, GWCA and Warner Park present CNT (Center for Neighborhood Technology) “Rain Ready” (a program for all homeowners with ways to prevent rain and drought related issues). Presentation and pot luck.

Jan 24 2012

Updated May 20

UPS Deliveries in Lakeview

Yesterday around 5pm, the UPS driver made his deliveries to our courtyard building... and left a bunch of other packages for other addresses strewn around our courtyard. Most were for the 720's of W Barry Ave.

I called UPS today with this info in order for someone to come pick up the packages and deliver them properly, and learned that the UPS hub where our packages emanate from is in University Village, and their main number is 312-942-7643. The supervisor...

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Yesterday around 5pm, the UPS driver made his deliveries to our courtyard building... and left a bunch of other packages for other addresses strewn around our courtyard. Most were for the 720's of W Barry Ave.

I called UPS today with this info in order for someone to come pick up the packages and deliver them properly, and learned that the UPS hub where our packages emanate from is in University Village, and their main number is 312-942-7643. The supervisor there on the day shift is Sonya.

She was very apologetic, and said she'd send someone out to collect and re-deliver the packages. But I thought this info might be helpful in case this happens at your address. Also, if you were expecting a package from UPS (mostly from Amazon) and you live in on Barry Avenue, your packages are safe and sound behind our gate and will hopefully make it to you soon.

  • Kris Saatnia Marquette U Alumnus. Loyola Chicago Grad Student.

    I live in Ravenswood-about 2 miles from Lakeview so this thread doesn't directly relate time but I did want to take a second to thank you Juniper. I've had awful experiences with UPS and FedEx so I always try to ship with or get a package with USPS as that...

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    I live in Ravenswood-about 2 miles from Lakeview so this thread doesn't directly relate time but I did want to take a second to thank you Juniper. I've had awful experiences with UPS and FedEx so I always try to ship with or get a package with USPS as that is by far the best service in my opinion.I appreciate you taking the time to contact them to notify them of their irresponsibility and lack of professionalism. Someone had to and you did. Thank you! I've had the same problem as you Kristy. I have lost count of the many times I never got my package and didn't get a note on my door. UPS assured me that a driver did leave a note but I know they didn't as I've been home basically looking out the window all day for it and nothing. UPS drives me nuts and I'm glad I am not alone. I've had one good experience living in Ravenswood but easily double digit problems-especially back in Milwaukee-where I am from. I am waiting for a package today from Adidas being delivered by UPS. Wish me luck!

  • I too tracked a package and stayed home, only to see it listed as "delivered" but not at my steps. I walked 2 blocks down searching the steps of all the homes with addresses also ending with my 2 digits, and sure enough I found my package. This was FedEx. Their job is to properly read addresses and deliver packages and they can't do that properly!

May 15

Updated May 19

Are these your kids?

Three teenaged boys keep coming back to hidden alley area near Damen and Warner. Smoking weed and drinking beer. Usually once a week. I think they're harmless but I've got pre teens that play basketball behind my garage near this spot and would prefer to delay their exposure to weed and beer for another couple years. Posting pics parent to parent. If they're your kids could you ask them to hang somewhere else? I asked and they told me to eff off. 😜

  • Spoiled brats, that Black Hawks Jersey is at least $200.00. They hang out at Coonley and Bell School Friday evenings. ;)

  • George F in Ravenswood displaced New Yorker

    They're probably harmless, but it's the the principle of the thing. There's a reason they don't smoke weed behind their garages or in front of their homes. If they don't do it in their alleys, they shouldn't do it in your alley.

Jan 13

Updated May 17

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!

  • Erykah6 did you find a new apartment that accepts pets?

  • Tessa1 Hard working mommy

    I am interested. Please contact me if you still have them.

Apr 14

Updated May 11

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?

  • 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?

  • NorthEND Green Market (Lane Tech parking lot) tweeted last week that they will be closed for 2015 as Lane is doing construction and will need their lot this year.

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