4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Clean up Damen

anyone interested in getting together early one morning next weekend and picking up some of the trash along Damen between Chicago and Augusta? I'd love to try and make my neighborhood look at least a little better!

  • Carlos Munoz CostaRicaCarlos

    Sunday morning is definitely better. We get an extra hour to sleep by "Falling back" to standard time. I'm good early, but, may need to leave for church at 10am (if the family isn't too hungover from Halloween weekend :)

  • Vanessa, West Town Resident interested in improving the community.

    I am interested in helping out, and meeting fellow neighbors who find the trash blowing about the street disturbing. I would also like to chat about how we can reduce the amount of trash on the street so in the future we don't even have to pick it up. Where is it coming from?????

Jun 11

Updated Oct 17

Masonry

Does anyone know the name of the masonry contractor that constructed several brick walls around exterior stairs about a month ago on WABANSIA (2200 West- I think)? We'd like to do a similar project.

  • I don't know that project, but we used AAA Masonary for tuckpointing and another project. Robert (the owner) is super knowledgeable and they do fantastic work. I would recommend them for any brick work

  • Strong Pritzker school mom

    Thank you for the recommendation

  • If you are still looking give me a call for an estimate. Have over 30 years experience worked with every type of stone in Ireland and in business over 23 years in Chicago. McDonald Construction licensed and insured. Michael McDonald 773 203-3019

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.

Sep 25

Updated Oct 01

Street lights out for 3 nights

The street lights on the 2000 and 2100 block of Haddon have been out since Monday.

Both my husband and I have made several reports through 311. So far all talk and no action

I was told it was a city issue. Just so I'm understand...Crime is up in the area and now we turned the lights out to make it easier for the criminals to hide

  • Yes, agreed -- call the alderman. This will get something done way faster than 311 calls.

  • LT Res Long Time Chicagoan

    Looks like my request for services on the city website has had an effect, the lights are back on.

Sep 29

Updated Sep 30

Public safety

There are tons of posts on here from people asking what to do about: random people loitering regularly, crowds on neighborhood corners in the middle of the night yelling at people, women's screams in the night, potential brothels/drug houses, and the list goes on......the answer to all of these questions is to CALL THE POLICE....not to post it on social media and wait for a group consensus on what to do. It's a great idea to post after you call...

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There are tons of posts on here from people asking what to do about: random people loitering regularly, crowds on neighborhood corners in the middle of the night yelling at people, women's screams in the night, potential brothels/drug houses, and the list goes on......the answer to all of these questions is to CALL THE POLICE....not to post it on social media and wait for a group consensus on what to do. It's a great idea to post after you call the cops, so people know to keep their eyes opened, but please, if anything looks wrong to you, do you part and call the police. Nobody here can help. I worry about all of the people who have been hurt and all of the property that's been damaged or stolen because people posted here instead of doing what's right. Let's all do what we can to keep our streets safe!!

  • I've been to a few caps meetings and the police say "if we don't know about it, we can't do anything about it".

Sep 25

Updated Sep 27

Silver Cloud now Kitten's Corner

Anyone have any news about Silver Cloud? Noticed they got evicted and now have a sign up saying Kitten's Corner coming soon.

  • Alisa DNAinfoCHI Wicker Park/Bucktown/WestTown reporter

    Saw the sign too and pretty sure it is a joke.

  • Tom

    A sign on the window today said temporarily closed for renovation.

Aug 30

Updated Sep 04

Purse stores?

Does anyone know of any good purse stores? For some reason I'm really picky about purses and can't ever find any I like. There was a store on North and Leavitt that had some cute ones but they closed.

  • Jen

    I ended up buying from Stitch. It cost about $250 more than what I wanted to pay but I couldn't resist haha you guys are terrible influences!

  • Gregory Gurley 1000 Block of North Leavitt Neighbor

    Simona Calla on Division is my go to spot for purses when I have to buy gifts for the women in my family. Small boutique with great employees and tremendous deals..

Aug 29

Updated Sep 01

Lots of new things near Bloomingdale and Milwaukee!

Does anyone know when the pizza place is opening just south of Bloomingdale? Landscaping is complete...

Building across the street is almost done being gutted. What's going in there?

Across from there I hear northwestern is putting in a specialty medical center where the blue line vacant lot is. Down the street the hotel is going in and a new retail and apartment complex.

  • Beth G 15 year Bucktown resident

    It's a little more than the name when you are comparing medical care!

  • Ed in Bucktown Fifth Generation Lifelong Chicagoan

    Yes, I agree, there are quantitative and qualitative ways to compare medical facilities to discern good ones from better ones. That's not the point I'm raising about this specific case. Northwestern Medical is deciding to enter an already well-served neighborhood. Why?

    I would argue that they are targeting an affluent...

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    Yes, I agree, there are quantitative and qualitative ways to compare medical facilities to discern good ones from better ones. That's not the point I'm raising about this specific case. Northwestern Medical is deciding to enter an already well-served neighborhood. Why?

    I would argue that they are targeting an affluent neighborhood with relatively price-insensitive consumers that use brand as a proxy for quality. This sounds like a formula for commercial success. I applaud a good business decision.

    As a neighborhood resident, however, I see St. Marys and St. Elizabeths within a mile, Norweigan American within 2, Rush and the entire Illinois medical district within 3. Yikes, do we have choice! So, just like Tom whose preference would be to see Aldis replaced by Whole Foods, my preference would be for something other than a medical facility on that site.

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