45 hours ago

Updated 31 min ago

Help With Gutters

I need to have my gutters repaired/cleaned/checked. We are cheek to jowl with our neighbors, so it's very difficult to erect a scaffolding. The neighbor will allow access to the yard/breezeway so a ladder can be placed at a safer angle. Does anyone have a recommendation for an excellent gutter repair company?

  • Fast Freddy Grace and Leavitt

    I just replaced my gutters with Hetman Enterprises. I had a very good experience with them. On time, done right and under budget. My other estimates were just ridiculous. Tell him Carson recommended him, I know he wants to get more work in the North center neighborhood.

  • Thanks Fast Freddy! It's been like pulling teeth trying to get some of these gutter guys to your house to get a quote. I got one quote (took about 3-4 weeks because my request "slipped through the cracks") & a second guy recently came out promptly to look at the work to be done but have yet to receive a quote from him & it's been a couple of weeks now (have emailed him 2x). It's frustrating so thank you - looks like I'll be calling Hetman.

  • Gutter monkeys are great with good prices.

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

24 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Peoples Gas

Does anyone else have a story about Peoples Gas? I have been waiting to have my gas turned on for two weeks now - the schedule is booked out 10 days to two weeks. The day of my appointment I called 3 times to confirm as no one ever showed up. Each time I was ASSURED that the tech was on their way. The next day-again I called at 7 a. m. and was told that because they didn't get...

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Does anyone else have a story about Peoples Gas? I have been waiting to have my gas turned on for two weeks now - the schedule is booked out 10 days to two weeks. The day of my appointment I called 3 times to confirm as no one ever showed up. Each time I was ASSURED that the tech was on their way. The next day-again I called at 7 a. m. and was told that because they didn't get to me yesterday - for sure I would be at the top of the list- but they could't give me a time and I would have to skip work and wait the entire day. Each time I called they had a different answer - from "they on on the way" to "we don't see you on the schedule" and "you are scheduled for tomorrow". I spoke to an "escalation supervisor" four times and the call center 7 times . Each time I called the hold time was 20 to 50 minutes of listening to music. Still another day passed and again no show. I even saw a peoples gas truck pass my house looking for a parking spot., It seems when they could fine one they decided to just leave. I am not sure what I'm going to do to these people if they ever show up!!!!

  • sweeping assumption and a desperate effort to pick apart a post so you can make your fabulous accusation of racism…..

    are you gunning for points from the PC royalty?

    totally unnecessary.

    totally unneighborly.

  • "I had" is just a troll trying to get people upset. I wouldn't take anything from him or her seriously

3 days ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Group Flashing Gang Signs on 09/27/2014

As I was driving north on Wolcott early this morning around 4AM, I notice a group of 3 to 5 young men standing in the west side alley just south of Warner. As I drove closer one of the men ran out into the street flashing a gang sign. My friend who drove past about a minute later said the men yelled something at him. I called 911 and reported it.

  • Thanks for all the info--what's Lucky's?

  • Luckys is a little grocery store on Lincoln next to the currency exchange. The kids hang out there after school.

Sep 18

Updated 14 hours ago

What's going on in Boystown?

I've lived in Boystown for two years now, and in the last few months I feel like the strip of Halsted between Roscoe and Clark has gotten… questionable. In the last week and a half alone:

1. Walking to DSW, 8 pm. Someone approaches me trying to sell cocaine.
2. Walking to dentist, 10 am. Large man calls me a f-ing f***** transvestite with my d*** between my legs. (I am a small blonde girl).
3. Walking home with my...

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I've lived in Boystown for two years now, and in the last few months I feel like the strip of Halsted between Roscoe and Clark has gotten… questionable. In the last week and a half alone:

1. Walking to DSW, 8 pm. Someone approaches me trying to sell cocaine.
2. Walking to dentist, 10 am. Large man calls me a f-ing f***** transvestite with my d*** between my legs. (I am a small blonde girl).
3. Walking home with my boyfriend, 8 pm. Man jumps in our face yelling that we're gross, both of us. (I can assure you, we're not).

These things all occurred during normal weekday hours. It's starting to make me uncomfortable even walking down that corridor, and I've never felt that way before.

Has anyone else noticed a lot of weird going ons over there?

  • SpamAlert Spamophobic

    It looks like "enlightening" discourse isn't IHTSI's strong suit, nor even his intention. Now, drive-by posting and general trolling? He's aces!

  • I Had To Say It Reality does not equal negativity.

    Thanks for the acknowledgement!

6 days ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Demo at Ashland and Melrose?

Any idea what is happening there now? Last I heard Target was not going in. Anyone heard anything new?

  • With our luck it will be more yoga studios, gymbories, nail salons and daycares because we don't have enough of those, LOL!

  • I Had To Say It Reality does not equal negativity.

    You need those mattress stores. Chicago is #1 in bed bug infestation throughout the nation. Those cigar smoking White men that invested in those mattress franchises are more "aware" than you. Commercial leases there are expensive there, obviously they're doing good with their ROI.

Sep 18

Updated 17 hours ago

Muskie's Closing

Sigh... Another institution bites the dust. Muskie's (corner of Lincoln/George/Lakewood) is closing either this Saturday or next Saturday. They are renters and the owner wants to do something else with the property. The cleaner next door also has to close soon.

  • did anyone get a pic or read the signs on the door? they were taken down already today and i never got to read them! i really gope he re opens! i just they used homemade ice cream.. was this true? cuz that was the best dam vanilla milkshake ive ever had

  • they are reopening in another location in Lakeview

4 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Suspicious Fires

We don't post here often, but feel that a current situation warrants a visit.

As you may know, there has been a series of suspicious fires in Wrigleyville and Boystown, reaching back to mid-June. There has been an increase in this activity over the past three weeks.

These fires have generally been set between 11:30PM and 5:30AM.

Last night, two fires were set in the east alley of Clark near Roscoe/Clark and Buckingham/Clark shortly after 2AM. Today's fires, like most...

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We don't post here often, but feel that a current situation warrants a visit.

As you may know, there has been a series of suspicious fires in Wrigleyville and Boystown, reaching back to mid-June. There has been an increase in this activity over the past three weeks.

These fires have generally been set between 11:30PM and 5:30AM.

Last night, two fires were set in the east alley of Clark near Roscoe/Clark and Buckingham/Clark shortly after 2AM. Today's fires, like most in this pattern, were set in a garbage can and a dumpster.

In both cases, the fires appear to have been set next to or under occupied structures. While this morning's fires did not spread to the structures, previous fires have spread from garbage ignition points to adjacent structures and vehicles.

We recommend locking the lids on your trash cans and dumpsters if at all possible and do not allow boxes, mattresses, crates, or other flammable items to collect behind your home.

The Chicago Police Department recently issued an alert on this matter.

This map plots known "fires of suspicious origins" in the neighborhood reported since mid-June. There has been some indication that the fire at Clark and Eddy (top left icon) may have been due to vehicle malfunction, but we have not received that information from official sources.

  • Robert Rohdenburg Affordable Housing Activist for ONE Northside

    9/17 CBS Story:
    FROM:http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/09/17/string-of-arson-fires-has-lakeview-residents-on-edge/
    String Of Arson Fires Has Lakeview Residents On Edge

    September 17, 2014 5:14 PM
    Chris Martinez
    Chris Martinez is a general assignment reporter for CBS 2...

    CHICAGO (CBS) – Residents of Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood are feeling on edge after a number of arsons there.

    There have...

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    9/17 CBS Story:
    FROM:http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/09/17/string-of-arson-fires-has-lakeview-residents-on-edge/
    String Of Arson Fires Has Lakeview Residents On Edge

    September 17, 2014 5:14 PM
    Chris Martinez
    Chris Martinez is a general assignment reporter for CBS 2...

    CHICAGO (CBS) – Residents of Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood are feeling on edge after a number of arsons there.

    There have been at least a half dozen fires set, most of them in alleys next to homes in the neighborhood.

    CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports Tomlinson Fort got the news with a knock at his back door.

    “They said ‘hey your garbage cans on fire.’” Fort said. the blue plastic had completely melted and there was charred paper inside. It didn’t occur to me that there was somebody willfully committing crimes, until a few days later,” Fort said.

    That’s when he noticed the damage a few doors down. The garage hit days before is one of at least a half dozen fires set in or near the neighborhood in a matter of weeks.

    “Having that happen right next to your place can be pretty nerve wracking,” said Lakeview resident Sam Henderson.

    The arsons have residents asking who is starting the fires?

    “If this is just the beginning of what they want to do, then at what point are they going to be setting those next to flammable buildings and that sort of thing,” Tomlinson said.

    Alderman Tom Tunney says Chicago Police Bomb and Arson Unit are patrolling the area and urges residents to keep a look out.

  • Ryan C. 15+ year Lakeview East resident

    Thanks much to CWB for keeping our community informed about crime in our neighborhood and the police resources (or lack thereof) in the 19th district. Your work is much appreciated!

6 days ago

Updated 19 hours ago

Everyblock vs Nextdoor in Roscoe Village

I have my favorite but would like to hear what peeps up in Roscoe Village think.

If you could only use one, which would you choose? ...and why? Which do you find to be more informative, to have better features, community outreach, support etc? ...or is there another social neighborhood network you prefer to use? ie Facebook, Yahoo Groups, Foursquare

To help compare, i put together a chart:
http://w11.zetaboards.com/InsideNextdoor/topic/10057749/2/#new

For those who are not familiar with ND, but curious, here's an invite link:
https://nextdoor.com/invite/uncptzzbfxscgxxppmuw

35 hours ago

Updated 21 hours ago

  • J*o*s*h Engineer on Wrightwood

    And don't forget Lyft! Drivers are generally nicer than Uber. Either are miles above cabbies though.

    Don't support a corrupt institution! Ditch the cabs.

    If you haven't used Lyft before, here's a link to a code that will get you your first ride free up to $25: http://lyft.com/invited/JOSH1979 (this is not a soliciation or an advertisement as I do not work for Lyft. I just like the service).

2 days ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Did anyone happen to get the details on what happened at

Lincoln and Addison last night around 7:30? I saw ambulance, fire truck and police. Looked like they were removing a bicycle from the roadway and someone was on the ground. I really, really hope the person is okay.

  • Neighborly1~ Values community.

    Mitzi, Could you clarify where this happened on Addison? Between Rockwell and what street? Thanks

  • Western. It was in front of Lane during the homecoming game, but students were not involved.

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6 days ago

Updated 30 hours ago

Everyblock vs Nextdoor in Lakeview

I have my favorite but would like to hear what peeps up in Lakeview think.

If you could only use one, which would you choose? ...and why? Which do you find to be more informative, to have better features, community outreach, support etc? ...or is there another social neighborhood network you prefer to use? ie Facebook, Yahoo Groups, Foursquare

To help compare, i put together a chart:
http://w11.zetaboards.com/InsideNextdoor/topic/10057749/2/#new

For those who are not familiar with ND, but curious, here's an invite link:
https://nextdoor.com/invite/uncptzzbfxscgxxppmuw

  • RubyRed Dancer, Drummer, Cyclist

    This thread and others like it make me less and less likely to come back here over and over again.

  • SpamAlert Spamophobic

    Spam.

3 days ago

Updated 33 hours ago

Found: Kitten

Hey, I rescued a kitten that was leaping from rooftop to rooftop to balcony last night on Kenmore, north of Lawrence last night. Currently finding a vet to check for a microchip, but is anyone missing a little one? this was more in Uptown, I know, but just thought I'd post it here, in case it wandered that far.

  • While I appreciate your sentiment Ivan, but this was most definitely NOT an outdoor cat. Though she lacked a collar and chip, she refused to urinate or defecate until she was presented with a litter box. She's also refused most food except for cat food.

  • A&K

    It would be nice if people stopped the outdoor cat thing. We have two that roam near us. Attack birds, scare the rabbits and one time had one think about attacking my dog during the walk. Tail poofed, hissing the whole deal.

    They leave them out in the rain, rarely...

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    It would be nice if people stopped the outdoor cat thing. We have two that roam near us. Attack birds, scare the rabbits and one time had one think about attacking my dog during the walk. Tail poofed, hissing the whole deal.

    They leave them out in the rain, rarely see them in the winter which is a plus. If you want a cat have a cat but if it's an "outdoor" cat just feed a stray and forget about it. Why bother having a cat if it's just left outside?

    Rat control? Call the city to post poison boxes.

2 days ago

Updated 35 hours ago

Electrician recommendation?

We live in a vintage condo with all the vagaries of wiring that implies. I need someone to install the great chandelier I found at a flea market. Thanks.

  • SpamAlert Spamophobic

    Robin, if you're going to recommend Howard, couldn't you just *tell* him his voicemail is full when you get home tonight? Or maybe *you* could text message him if you won't be seeing him before then.

  • Robin...you should be commended by Howard...you recommend him for pretty much any and every project anyone has a question about on Everyblock. Are you married to him, or just a very dedicated employee?

2 days ago

Updated 41 hours ago

Free Cardboard Boxes

Just in time for an October move! Mostly egg boxes (very sturdy, 24"x12"x12"), plus a few other assorted sizes. Why buy when you can save yourself some money and/or trips to the grocery store (for only 3-4 egg boxes at a time)?

Sep 10

Updated 42 hours ago

Found male gray tabby w white socks, Western & Irving

A sweet, LOUD male, gray tabby with white socks has been hanging around our neighborhood near Revere Park area Western/Irving for about a week, since early Sept. He has no collar, no tags and our vet found no chip. He's not neutered or declawed, but his claws are very worn. This is a very friendly cat - it seems like he must have been someone's pet. I feed him when he comes around, and he wants to come in, but...

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A sweet, LOUD male, gray tabby with white socks has been hanging around our neighborhood near Revere Park area Western/Irving for about a week, since early Sept. He has no collar, no tags and our vet found no chip. He's not neutered or declawed, but his claws are very worn. This is a very friendly cat - it seems like he must have been someone's pet. I feed him when he comes around, and he wants to come in, but doesn't want to stay. He's a little bit of a neighborhood nuisance because he mrowls on everyone's porches at night. If he's yours, or you'd like him, email me at kleckron@gmail.com. I can try to catch him again and return him to you, otherwise I'll catch him this weekend and take him to PAWS.

  • Well , nobody came forward to claim him. After a couple weeks of feeding him and providing a sleeping box on the porch, we delivered him to the Animal Welfare League shelter today. They accept strays and are a no-kill shelter, with no wait list. Hopefully they can help him find a forever home, and he'll not be out to fend for himself as the weather gets colder.

  • Kristine Cloud 30 year resident of North Center

    I'm glad he's safe and out of the soon-to-be cold. Thanks, Kristen, for taking care of this little guy!

4 days ago

Updated 42 hours ago

  • I don't Have My Dress Shoes...AHHHHHHHH!

    Mr. Carrera is asking for $197.65:
    My students need, on occasion, a pair of dress shoes! They need four pairs of loaner shoes to borrow when they forget their dress shoes!
    Lane Technical College Prep High School

44 hours ago

Peoples Gas, what's going on?

For the third time this year, Peoples Gas is drilling on the same spot of the 3600 north Ashland Avenue. When we finally got the street smoothly resurfaced after the first two sloppy jobs, here we go again. One guy drilling, four guys watching and our utilities going up again.

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

Sep 10

Updated 2 days ago

Found, male gray tabby, Western & Irving

A sweet, LOUD male, gray tabby with four white socks has been hanging around our neighborhood near Revere Park, Western/Irving area, since early Sept. He has no collar, no tags and our vet found no chip. He's not neutered or declawed, but claws are very worn. Sweet, friendly cat - must have been someone's pet. I feed him and he wants in, but won't stay. He's a bit of a neighborhood nuisance because he's so loud. If he's yours or you want him, claim him at kleckron@gmail.com. Otherwise I will catch him & take him to PAWS this weekend.

  • Nobody claimed the little guy, so after taking care of him and looking for the owner, we delivered him to Animal Welfare League today - they take strays, no wait list, and they're a no kill shelter.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Looking for an independent agent for a ton of insurance...

mostly homeowners, umbrella, etc. Would prefer to buy from a local in NC, RV or nearby.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

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  • Bob Fry BobFrytheInsuranceGuy

    Call me. 773.250.5240.

Sep 17

Updated 2 days ago

Roscoe Village/Hamlin Park Neighborhood Watch on Facebook

Share accounts and experiences with crime in the neighborhood.
Post descriptions of criminals, pictures etc.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/208995262575003

This is a private group for neighbor safety- please follow the access rules posted in the description

  • My neighbors seem to be using NextDoor for Roscoe Village issues they want kept private. ND validates addresses before allowing access to a particular area.

  • I sent a request and e-mail to join over a week ago and nothing has happened. I live @ George and Damen; what gives?

2 days ago

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Jun 12

Updated 2 days ago

Design and Build 4 You

Is anyone else trying to get a hold of this company?

Do you have alternate contact numbers?

  • Ed H. 5 year Lakeview resident

    Yes. Steve was the salesman and original project manager. I was transitioned to a new project manager (Dan) a few months into the project. When that wasn't helping, I got John involved. John was my project manager for a while. Then He sent me back to Dan, for a week....

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    Yes. Steve was the salesman and original project manager. I was transitioned to a new project manager (Dan) a few months into the project. When that wasn't helping, I got John involved. John was my project manager for a while. Then He sent me back to Dan, for a week. Dan was let go as a project manager, but came back as a worker. At some point I was transitioned to Sam as a PM. Then they went out of business.

    I've started a google group for people to join, and maybe we can seek money because of criminal activity. We will see.

    https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/design-build-4-u-former-clients

    Please join it so we can continue the discussions there.

  • Applied to Google group. Former employee that would love to know what progress is being made to bring these thieves to justice. Would love to help, if I can.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Shady M/35-40 1900 blk West Addison

This afternoon I went down to get mail and noticed a black Ford Taurus with Ind. temp plates which looked out of place. I went back up stairs and watched as a UPS truck stopped across the street and rang the bell with no answer.

He left 3 large Cuisinart boxes on the porch and not 30 seconds later shady guy gets out of his car towards the house; I immediately called 911 and ran downstairs; the dispatcher told me...

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This afternoon I went down to get mail and noticed a black Ford Taurus with Ind. temp plates which looked out of place. I went back up stairs and watched as a UPS truck stopped across the street and rang the bell with no answer.

He left 3 large Cuisinart boxes on the porch and not 30 seconds later shady guy gets out of his car towards the house; I immediately called 911 and ran downstairs; the dispatcher told me not to confront him, however, I knew the guy would be gone by the time anyone showed up so I yelled from across the street to put the items down and that I was on the phone with the police. He got in his car with only 1 of the 3 boxes and took off before I could get his plate. The police were actually there within 4-5 min which was pretty fast but he was already gone....my question is, is UPS allowed to just leave $300+ worth of items with no signature??? and who's responsibility is it to recoup the cost of the items?

TL-DR / Shady dude stole items off porch; who's responsibility is it to recoup cost of stolen items?

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4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Phenominal Designer Showhourse right behind my apartment in No. Center/Ravenswood

Hi Neighbors, I live on the 4000 n. block of Paulina (12 yrs.) I don't post often but wanted to tell people there is a designer show-house right in our neighborhood -usually they are in the burbs. Totally worth seeing! You can get plenty of ideas for decorating; colors, textures, fabrics, decor placement and just going through the house is a beautiful experience.The designers are so very nice and informative. So glad I went. They are only open until the 30th. The proceeds go towards prevention of Child Abuse so a lot of love went into this. Wish the mayor would come to see this- after all he lives on the street.

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  • We Need More Opera!

    Mr. Carrera is asking for $267.32:
    My students need 11 Opera Repertoire books for our growing music library.
    Lane Technical College Prep High School Comment

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