35 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Buyer looking for 4 bedroom home in Lakeview

New or newer construction preferred. Or complete renovation.
Thanks.

  • Ashley Donat Real Estate Broker ashley@millerchicagorealesta...

    Email me at ashley@millerchicagorealestate.com! I have some options for you!!

4 days ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Recommendation for kitchen cabinets / granite countertops / painter

Hi, I have seen a few posts recently about general contractors and rehab, and although those recommendations may be adequate for what I am looking for, I thought I would post with exactly what I want done and see if anyone has a recommendation. I am looking to have the kitchen cabinets refinished/repainted (from brown to white), have granite countertops replaced (most are basic pieces but there is a large island with a sink, outlets, etc), and have about 2400...

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Hi, I have seen a few posts recently about general contractors and rehab, and although those recommendations may be adequate for what I am looking for, I thought I would post with exactly what I want done and see if anyone has a recommendation. I am looking to have the kitchen cabinets refinished/repainted (from brown to white), have granite countertops replaced (most are basic pieces but there is a large island with a sink, outlets, etc), and have about 2400 sq. ft. painted. On this same note, I am curious if anyone has any opinions on whether refinishing/painting cabinets white is worth it or if it is just better to get all new cabinets? The cabinets are about 6 years old and in good shape, I just like white kitchens.

For the painting, I prefer someone that can do everything themselves, such as preparing the space (moving/covering furniture, taking TVs off the walls and putting back on, etc.).

Perhaps the painting and recommendation for the kitchen upgrades would be different people altogether? Or maybe the painting walls and cabinets would be same person and granite someone else?

17 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Salon/nail shop spaces for lease

I'm on the look out for salon & nail shop spaces for lease in Lakeview and Wicker. If anyone notices any available storefronts, or knows anyone looking to have someone take over their lease, contact me!

24 hours ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Old news?!?!

Has anybody else noticed that EveryBlock detectors are picking up articles from 2012-2013???

  • Yes. The recap email they send out had an article about the fire at the field house at Indian Boundary park. I think was in 2012.

  • L

    Were they all articles that came from the Booster's FB feed?

  • Shelly Lifelong suburbanite, now in South Lakeview.

    Jennifer, yep!

    L, yes.

Feb 23

Updated 15 hours ago

434 Melrose

Does anyone know the status of the unfinished construction site at that location? There was supposed to have been a hearing at City Council in regard to it.

  • Robert Rohdenburg Affordable Housing Activist for ONE Northside

    I've reviewed the published agendas of both the Zoning and the Housing committees from August 2014 through January 2015 and could find no mention of this address for a zoning change or any other city council or committee action. Because of the election, there will not be any city council...

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    I've reviewed the published agendas of both the Zoning and the Housing committees from August 2014 through January 2015 and could find no mention of this address for a zoning change or any other city council or committee action. Because of the election, there will not be any city council meetings or committee meetings in February. There is a Housing committee hearing scheduled for 3/11 10am and two Zoning Committee Hearings next month: 3/12 and 3/17 , both staring at 10am in Council Chambers,before the 10am 3/18 City Council meeting. No agendas for these committee meetings are available yet. Shortly after 3/1 some of the agendas for the March meetings should start to appear. You can check the web site:
    https://chicago.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx for any additional committee meeting dates, changes in times/locations, and the meeting agendas. The current or new alderman for the ward may know more about the property before any hearing action. The press coverage about the property are old stories at:
    May 21,2012 story:http://chicago.curbed.com/archives/2012/05/21/stalled-condo-building-to-serve-as-skeleton-for-luxury-rentals.php
    June 3,2011 story:http://chicago.curbed.com/archives/2011/06/03/failed-lakeview-condo-development-leaves-a-stump-behind-1.php

  • I'm sorry to hear that nothing has transpired, but thanks very much for your thorough review-I appreciate it!

  • Ed H. 5 year Lakeview resident

    What a great location, I cant believe that lot is still the way it is.

16 hours ago

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3 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

  • Shelly Lifelong suburbanite, now in South Lakeview.

    So sad but oh well.

  • Simple, pay the rent or get the F out. By not paying the rent, the bar owners stole money from the property owner, like a common thief! So long, bring in somebody new.

  • SPIRO 1983 sergeant 19

    Yep typical chicago bs the owner gets the shaft and the renter gets off free..what a sham!!!!

28 hours ago

Fight at Montrose and Ravensqood Friday evening

If anyone saw a guy on a bike being assaulted at Montrose and Ravenswood on 2/27/15, please contact me with any info you may have. Particularly interested in the license plate of the black sedan that fled the scene with the assailants.

Thank you,
-Concerned Neighbor

31 hours ago

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47 hours ago

2 days ago

  • Vinylistic Goals!

    Ms. Diamond is asking for $170.82:
    My students need vinyl for their incredible and intricate designs!
    Lane Technical College Prep High School Comment

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Found SD Card on Roscoe

I found a camera SD card in the snow on Roscoe st between Ravenswood and Lincoln.

  • Sighryn Roscoe resident

    Did you check to see if there was anything on it?

  • Dan27 Roscoe Village home owner

    Is it white by any chance?

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Buyer Seeks 3BR/2BA+ in Elevator Building

Our client is seeking a 3BR/2BA+ in an elevator building in the Lakeview/Lincoln Park area. We have exhausted our search on the MLS and are looking for owners considering selling.

Prefers updated; concrete between floors; pets (cats) allowed; quiet neighbors; HOA fees lower than $1000 if possible.

If you or someone you know has a condo similar to this they would consider selling please let me know..

  • Messaging you with the realtor for a unit for sale, not yet listed, right now.

  • There are a few units at 3530-3534 LSD that meet your criteria, particularly the concrete floors/walls. It's exceptionally quiet, and does allow pets (1 dog, any size and up to two cats per unit).

2 days ago

Tree trimming season!

The winters close to being over and time to make sure your trees are healthy and strong at joses tree service we will give you expert advise on deciding if your trees need some work get your free quote from on of our professional trimmers
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3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Found Toyota Key in Roscoe Village

Hi Neighbors,
I found a Toyota key buried in the snow near School and Wolcott. If it is yours, please let me know what is on the key chain and I'll return to you. Thanks!

  • Lost mine a long time ago..if mine would have a bronze medallion that would have 4/7 Cav on one side and Garry Owen on the other

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Summer Options for 6 year old child

I'm looking for daycare options for my 6 year old for this upcoming summer. I work from 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday. The Neighborhood Boys & Girls Club doesn't start until 8 am but I have to be at work by 8 am. I need to pick up as late as 6 pm on some days. Any suggestions/recommendations for high quality group childcare for a 6 year old in the area? Looking for entire summer, not just short summer camps. Thank you!

  • mike Return Chicagoan circa 1996

    Hamlin park offers day camps during the summer that I have sent my boys to. It's not too expensive and you need to sign up online. It is offered through the Chicago park district.

  • SPIRO 1983 sergeant 19

    Put the delinquent in a boot camp or ymca or bible study thank you very much.

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Specialty Video Closing

I was told today that the video store on Broadway, between Melrose and Belmont will be closing in the Spring. The reason was a rent increase.

2 days ago

From pop-up shops to permanent storefronts, many online retailers now going offline

Chicago Art Girls’ 25 independent artists came together four years ago to host pop-up art galleries to promote and show their work. They host pop-ups twice a year at Bell Elementary School, 3730 N. Oakley Ave., in North Center.

This article has 2 other Chicago locations (Show)

The Tie Bar, 918 W. Armitage Ave., a Lincoln Park-based retailer that specializes in men’s neckwear, did just that. Established in 2004, the business was online-only for 10 years, allowing men across the country to order affordable, yet high quality neckwear right to their doorstep.

The NOSH is currently hosted at Block Thirty Seven, 108 N. State St., every Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. What started as a two-month holiday season endeavor has been extended to at least the end of February.

2 days ago

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4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Story on parenting and transgendered children

I'm a graduate student and reporter for the Medill News Service at Northwestern University. I am currently working on a story about the successes and challenges of being the parent of a transgendered child. I am looking for a parent (and if possible their transgendered child) who would be willing to speak with me about their life experiences. The story would be composed of a 400-600 word article and a 2 minute video piece. So ideally, I would like to...

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I'm a graduate student and reporter for the Medill News Service at Northwestern University. I am currently working on a story about the successes and challenges of being the parent of a transgendered child. I am looking for a parent (and if possible their transgendered child) who would be willing to speak with me about their life experiences. The story would be composed of a 400-600 word article and a 2 minute video piece. So ideally, I would like to have you speak quickly to me on camera. It is possible to be on camera anonymously, although not preferred. The piece will be published on our website: http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/ and CanTV (the public access channel) for a day. If you are interested or know someone who may be a good contact, I would very much appreciate a message back.
Thanks, Julie

  • Hi Julie,
    While I don't have a child, I just wanted to mention that generally the correct term is considered "transgender" instead of "transgendered."

    http://www.glaad.org/reference/transgender
    (See problematic terms)

    Good luck with your research!

  • Julie, a good friend of mine is willing to speak with you. You didn't leave a phone number for her to call you, but she has said I may share her email address with you so you can contact her. kfgrobman@live.com

  • JulieWoolie Graduate Student/Reporter for Medill News Service

    Thank you so much! I will email her.

3 days ago

Found a Ring

Yesterday I found a ring in the middle of the street on the intersection of Clark & Diversy. This seems to be a wedding ring & would like to return it to its rightful owner. I know this is a long shot, but I figured I'd try anyway. I'm not going to post a pic of it but if you recently lost your ring and believe it is yours please send me a private message with a detailed description or better yet a pic. Feel free to forward this.

3 days ago

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Feb 23

Updated 3 days ago

Thoughts on Bad Dog being Gone?

What are the thoughts on Bad Dog Tavern being shuttered?

  • They were always understaffed for lunch on that patio. Only one server for a LOT of tables on weekdays. Also, their kitchen vent clearly hadn't been cleaned for a while and there was a grease stain about 8 feet long along the exterior wall facing the patio. Just gross.

  • Botkin Kinch: the knife-blade

    I got the worst food poisoning of my life from their ahi tuna tacos. It was a very memorable experience.

3 days ago

4 days ago

These nearby schools are looking for financial help on DonorsChoose.org:

4 days ago

Feb 17

Updated 4 days ago

Newbie wants to know the necessity of 4WD/AWD?

I have three kids and I am trying to buy a family car possibly a mini Van. I am wondering if I need to buy a 4WD/AWD mini Van or will I be ok with a Front wheel drive/FWD mini Van?How important is AWD/4WD in the alleys in the north center area? My garage opens to an alley. I welcome your feedback.

  • Yes Shawn, I'm sure that the AWD and all-season tires contribute greatly to how well my Countryman handles in the snow/ice. So far I have not needed any assistance in getting out of my on-street parking spaces this season. I only recommend this car to people with no more than one child and it MUST have AWD!
    (I don't understand why anyone would buy an SUV/crossover without 4WD if they live in a snowy area.)

  • D R

    Also as an aside, as one of your key variables for your vehicle is the ability to fit three car seats across in the second row, take a look at the Combi Coccoro car seats. We have two in our sedan, with enough room between for an adult (sorry grandma) to sit in-between. We have placed a Britax inbetween as well.

    One of the Combi's selling points is that you can fit three of them across in a typical sedan.

    http://www.amazon.com/Combi-8220105A-Coccoro-Harness-Licorice/dp/B00IL5IN78

Feb 11

Updated 4 days ago

  • Dave- Scott is anti-status quo in that he refuses to vote along with Rahm's left-wing lackeys on the city council, so you two should really be kindred spirits!

  • Joe Lake Facebook, Twitter, Klout, EveryBlock, Yahoo Groups

    In 2007, Scott Waguespack defeated formen Ald. Ted Matlak (appointed as alderman in 1998) by 121 votes. The Ted Matlak-Terry Gabinski-Dan Rostenkowski-Joe Rodtenkowski regime had run the 32nd Ward for nearly one hundred years. That's status quo.

4 days ago

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5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

18th Amendment going to be Big Jim's now.

In the last 6 months the space went from Bonsai to 18th Amendment and now has signs Coming Soon Big Jim's. I assume from the people of Little Jim's, anyone know any word on the space.

4 days ago

4 days ago

  • Permit issued for new construction

    ERECT A 2 STORY IVA FRAME SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE WITH BSEMENT, FRONT OPEN PORCH AND 2 CAR DETACHED GARAGE PER PLANS

    3452 N. Oakley Ave. Issued February 24, 2015 Comment

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Missing campaign signs

Someone took the two campaign signs off our front lawn as well as our neighbors, very odd.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Not odd, just standard Chicago politics

  • Who were the signs for?

  • Before or after the polls closed? If it was after, please let me know who the signs were for, I'm voting for him/her next time. I'm sick of all the campaign trash that candidates leave all over the neighborhood, especially outside polling places and around the el stops, and never bother to police up.

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