6 days ago

Updated 4 hours 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.

  • Hi Beebee: We have been checking out these tips as we receive them. People have been so helpful - I actually have more than 40 tips, from EveryBlock, Facebook, Craig's list, etc. So far, we have found a few other black and white cats, but not Mila. We will of course continue to follow up on any clues we get.

  • We have had more sightings near Nelson and Paulina but still haven't found Mila. Please call/Text 773-580-4130 if you think you see her. Thanks, Danielle

Sep 13

Updated 3 days ago

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)

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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.

Aug 25

Updated Aug 29

FREE Coffee at Starbucks (Southport & Roscoe)

I'm going to be at Starbucks at 10:00am on Wednesday. Would love to meet my neighbors! Stop by if you're in the area, and I'll buy you a cup of coffee.

Hope you all had a great weekend!

  • Alea Chicago native, Southport Corridor resident!

    I love Southport Grocery! Another suggestion is meeting up for ice cream.

  • Neighborly1~ Values community.

    Would like to meet some EB folks in person too...I wonder if a larger gathering is possible, or several for different neighborhoods?

Aug 22

Updated Aug 25

Southport Grocery. "Briskets & Gravy"

Has anyone else had the Briskets & Gravy at Southport Grocery?

Aug 22

Updated Aug 23

  • another thing about horrible winter predictions - who'd complain if it didn't happen?

  • man, I hate that you brought it up too! :-) Let's hope they are wrong, so very wrong.

Aug 21

Updated Aug 23

4400 n magnolia ave??

How is this block?? Relatively safe??

  • Mr Lake N of LSD & Belmont - over a decade now

    UnNeighborly Comments: Let's Remember to take 1 sec to click the UNNEIGHBORLY button -- right next to the THANKS button -- for any truly off-topic statements and/or blatantly negative comments that attack others, needlessly

    (button has no borders - just the word UNNEIGHBORLY to right of THANKS button)

  • I lived on Clark and montrose for about 3 years. I would always walk to target and also walk my dog around that area. I never felt unsafe and I'm a young female. Although I do usually stick the the main roads when walking at night by myself but I would do that anywhere.

Aug 06

Updated Aug 21

Suspicious activity-Nelson & Lakewood

A suspicious individual was seen at Nelson/Lakewood this morning. Approx 5'6, wearing an oversized grey hoodie and red sweatpants. It appears he was canvassing residences at 8am. When he caught us looking he put his hood up. Was standing on the corner looking around for several minutes. Between 9am-10am, trash cans in the alley had been moved in front of back gates, in position to jump over back fences. Lock up garages, back doors, and bikes!!

  • Thank you Snappette. I go to the Jewel at Ashland and Wellington from time to time and will keep an eye out. It might surprise Jonathon to know that he is the subject of so much comment and concern. It would be great to direct him to a place where he could get help.

  • Vashti you are correct. When the next person that sees John, please tell him to talk to his local beat cop to let him know which residences he is going to target this week to break into. He has an impressive rap sheet and it'd be nice if he didn't pull our police resources as much anymore. This will insure he gets the proper attention he needs in Cook County.

Aug 18

Updated Aug 19

Carpenter Needed

Any recommendations for a carpenter to do some small wood working projects inside my house? Thanks!

  • Hi, yes. I have a carpenter that I recommend and is in our area. Shoot me an email and I will put you in touch. You will get a better response if I refer you to him: swinterroth@gmail.com

  • I also have a carpenter available for work now - just talked with him. Contact Tom at 773-710-0019 vm or text.

Aug 13

Updated Aug 14

Glue smell in east Lakeview

It's smells like superglue or something here at Aldine and Clark, for about 30 minutes. Should I be worried?

  • It's the wind from SE bringing awesome flavors of Lake Michigan south shores

  • i.e. there are bunch of steel plants and refineries down there

Aug 13

Updated Aug 14

Fixture limit for 1" water main

Does anyone know what the city code is for house water fixtures for a 1" water main line coming in?

Aug 10

Updated Aug 11

Sketchy people by Buena Park

At the little park at w Buena and n kenmore with my daughter. Anyone else ever notice the sketchy people that tend to congregate under the el tracks (kinda at the corner of the park and beside the dog park area? Seems there is always at least 2 to 4 people there drinking out of brown bags and just hanging and we come here very

  • sketchy people in buena park under the train tracks? no way!?

  • Kate P. New to 60640 (and excited to be here!)

    So instead of posting on here, call 911

Aug 10

Updated Aug 11

Housekeeper recommendations?

Hi, does anyone have a housekeeper/ cleaning service they recommend?

Thanks!

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

    I've been pleased with Cheryl Gozy. 872-588-0441. Email: cleaningwithluv@gmail.com.
    Please say Jim recommended her.

  • SK Khalsa Yoga Lady

    Johanna, extremely reliable. 773-426-4902 (independent)

Aug 09

Updated Aug 10

Xippo/Revolver/Xippo

Just walked by Damen/Grace. Apparently Revolver has reverted back to the old name of "Xippo" circa 2012. What is the deal with this bar? I recall some angry neighbors with late night noise complaint posts on the old EveryBlock. I honestly never see anyone inside this place. Is this some type of shell game by the owners? Do they think we will assume its a new place under new management? I never forget the name of a bad bar (in my neighborhood).

  • Winkie 10-year North Center resident

    There's often Porsches and Mercedes parked there. The restaurant business may not be their main one.

  • DougB 47th Ward Curmudgeon

    Yes, we also went to this place a number of years ago, and it seemed to be full of eastern european guys who gave us the stink eye. Never went back.

Feb 14

Updated Aug 08

New Center On Halsted Policy:

Public access to the Center on Halsted is now restricted. The new policies went into effect Friday January 31, 2014:

Access beyond the lobby is permitted only for individuals officially participating or enrolled in organized scheduled programs. Access by individuals to the building beyond the lobby is limited to the duration of the specific program.

In addition, the Center on Halsted lobby is now restricted to people engaging in purposeful activities limited to a reasonable period of time for that activity. Loitering will not be allowed.

As per the new green signs surrounding the Center on Halsted, congregating and or loitering on the sidewalks around the Center on Halsted building is no longer permitted.

  • Does "purposeful" include attendance at the porn celebrations at the Center as well? Grabby's, International Mr. Rubber (simulated masturbation on the stage of the Hoover-Leppen theater). Pick up your favorite escort or porn materials right at the front desk.

  • d3 NOH

    'There is likely a strong connection between the increase in social service agencies in Lake View 2007- 2013 '

    Correlate all you want but just realize that these people committing these crimes aren't all "outsiders" like many are leading others to believe. The well-publicized shooting and killing of photographer William...

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    'There is likely a strong connection between the increase in social service agencies in Lake View 2007- 2013 '

    Correlate all you want but just realize that these people committing these crimes aren't all "outsiders" like many are leading others to believe. The well-publicized shooting and killing of photographer William Lewis in Rogers Park 3 weeks ago was committed by two young gentlemen right around the corner from COH. One lived on the block where IHOP in Lakeview is located, just a block north of the COH. The other suspect that was arrested lived at the very south end of Uptown.

    A lot has changed in Chicago, in general, in the last 5-10 years in terms of crime distribution and distribution of the offending population. Some of that has to do with public housing being disseminated and those in it purposely spread throughout the city. Some of that has to do with gentrification of other areas and the subsequent disbursement throughout Chicago that has caused. If you look at the south end of Uptown, it is rife with gangs now that weren't there even 10 years ago.

Aug 06

Updated Aug 08

Question about ComEd & Integrys...

Anyone know which is cheaper and/or understand what exactly this switch and opting out or in is going to do to my electric bill? Thanks!

  • d3 NOH

    the rates and monthly fee didn't change for the better AFAIK.. my monthly fee didn't go down and it is now graduated so it would never be less but only more than it is even now if I use more.

  • For those who were interested, here is a note on Viridian from my friend, Chris Patak. It's a green energy company that hasn't fully rolled out in IL yet but we are able to use them, you just don't see them marketing here. He is also offering to to a...

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    For those who were interested, here is a note on Viridian from my friend, Chris Patak. It's a green energy company that hasn't fully rolled out in IL yet but we are able to use them, you just don't see them marketing here. He is also offering to to a webinar for the neighborhood but I figure you can just as easily visit the URL at the bottom and see it all for yourself:

    This coming month, Viridian Energy is going to start offering, for all their new and current customers, a 3 yr fixed electricity rate, that if it isn't a savings over the utility company at the end of 3 years, Viridian will pay the customer back a rebate of 110% of the difference.
    It's a guaranteed savings using a green product.

    Viridian offers affordable energy supply from wind and solar farms within the U.S. and can show exactly where these are; most suppliers buy from brown/fossil fuel sources or can not prove that their supply is from renewable sources.

    Please go to this link and send me a message if you'd like more information or have any questions. I am readily available to explain anything.
    Viridian.com/ChrisPatak

Aug 06

Updated Aug 07

my car's catalytic converter.

Someone tried to saw off my car's catalytic converter. Watch out for people lurking around cars.

  • Hi, Jose. If you're surprised that there aren't more comments on your post yet, it's probably because your statement is the equivalent of saying the sun rose this morning. Yeah, it's that bad. Sigh. ^ _ ^

  • Did you catch them in the act/chase them away, or did you just return to a mangled exhaust system?

Aug 03

Updated Aug 05

Fireworks Every Night

What's with the fireworks I hear ever night in North Center?

  • It's at Half Acre. Every night they have an event to crack open a new craft beer.

  • It beats the airplane noise.

Aug 01

Updated Aug 02

Carnivals?

Hi neighbors! Does anyone know of any carnivals in the city this weekend? You know, the classic kind we went to as kids where you can win stuffed animals, perhaps ride a Ferris wheel? There was one in Lincolnwood last weekend, but I'm having trouble finding one for this weekend. Thanks for any info you have!

Sarah

  • SBloom architect, dad and a half, 25 years north side

    Northbrook is having one this weekend. No Ferris wheel, but there are bumper cars.

  • Fiesta del Sol in Pilsen!!

  • We ended up at Fiesta del Sol! It was super fun.

Jul 27

Updated Jul 29

Park concrete urns

I'm trying to find a company to replace two concrete flower urns at a local park and am having a hard time finding anyone that does this. Does anyone know of a company that does this work?

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