14 hours ago

Updated 22 min ago

Car broken into while parked on Palmer Blvd

My car was broken into sometime between today and Wednesday night. No windows were broken so either it was jimmied or the door was unlocked. Everything from all the compartments was turned out onto the floor. Two CD cases of CDs were taken, all my change (about $3.00 in pennies) and car phone charger and ipod adapter. No huge losses. I expect it was someone walking down the street trying door handles. Perhaps the fact that the snow wasn't cleared off my car for a day made it look like I was away? It was parked right in front of my apartment, on Palmer Blvd near Sacramento.

  • tom in bucktown on and off Chicagoan for 10 years

    When I lived in detroit I actually used to leave my drivers side window cracked an inch and my door unlocked with nothing of value to prevent windows from being broken. I never had an issue. I have had one car window broken in chicago in ten years. Left a work bag in plain sight and they broke the window to get it. Leaned my lesson.

  • I'm west of you on Palmer and just a few months ago they threw a rock at my car window, but the rock was so large it also hit my door frame causing $1,500 in damage. Oh and the thing they were stealing? A diaper changing pad that looked like a purse. 😒

28 min ago

44 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Dog Sitter Needed

Hello Neighbors. I live at Spaulding and Cortland. I have two male Chihuahuas and I am in desperate need of a sitter for March 16-20. My regular sitter, who is fantastic, and has sat my dogs for over 6 years, is unable to do so. Does anyone know of a responsible person whom can walk my dogs 3 times a day and feed them? The individual can stay in my apartment if need be.

Please call my cell phone: 312-852-8669
or email me: cztony@aol.com

I appreciate your neighborly help,

Tony Cz

20 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Artsy Pub Crawl?

I'm looking to put together a pub crawl with an art theme, and I'm specifically looking for restaurants/bars that have local art for sale on the walls. We will be starting in Logan Square but will go anywhere in the city from there. I know Dunlays, Rocking Horse, and the Green Eye typically have art for sale, anyone know of some other good stops?

  • This is such a great idea

  • Check out Estrella Negra, at Fullerton and Western. They always have really cool local art. Plus, the restaurant is family owned and has great food. They recently got their liquor license as well.

7 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Late night license

I hear the owners of the new bar (owners of owl) are going to be seeking a 5am license. Any thoughts on crime levels and general "trouble" after owl opened up? I think once that goes in it could open up some more business on that desolate block. Thoughts?

37 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Residential Glass repair

Does anyone have a good recommendation of a local company recently used to repair interior window pane glass? Thanks!

  • M-nuff M-nuff

    We have used: All-American Glass Co @ 3309 W Irving Park - 773-262-6777. They replaced a double pane window in which the seal was broken and we had condensation between the glass panes. They offer a 5-yr warranty on the repair.

  • Thanks, was just looking for someone to do this.. :)

  • Me, too. They came out today and called back with an estimate.

46 hours ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Yet ANOTHER shooting at Koncrete, formally known as Krush

One man shot another as they stood in the outdoor smoking area of what is now known as "Club Koncrete" at 1675 N. Elston in the Bucktown neighborhood.

The incident occurred last Sunday morning Feb 22 at approx 2am on the clubs property.

Almost 3 years ago one person was killed and another critically wounded in a shootout outside the club (read more here:http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-3-shot-1-dead-on-south-and-northwest-sides-20120218-story.html

The proprietors of the club have been through many City investigations and have continually been given the green light to re-open by the City's Dept. of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection.

for more info see: https://www.facebook.com/KoncreteNights
or http://www.koncretenites.com/

attached image from their Facebook page depicts the club is "under new management"

  • Michael Bucktown Resident

    Yeah, Mr. Joe Lake is about as public and transparent as it gets. Much more so than a first name and last initial, Mr. G.

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

    Sicko?

Jan 16

Updated 13 hours ago

Sterling Goss space?

Does anyone know if something is going in here? I noticed that the "For Lease" sign was down, but not sure if it just fell or was taken down...

  • Brian AB live in west btown

    I've heard rumors of a wrap sandwich place, but isn't that so 1996?

  • The sign was back up for awhile, but is now down again...?

13 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Coffee at Western and Armitage?

I've noticed that one of the storefronts on Western (right across from Margie's) seems to be some sort of coffee shop? I've seen people in there a few times, but there isn't any signage. Does anyone know what's going on there?

3 days ago

Updated 16 hours ago

  • There are only so many hours in a day, so maybe what we need is a shared mayor system and Rahm can work on getting the jobs here and linking the transportation and Chuy can work with the neighborhoods to resolve their issues.
    There you go. Problem solved. :D

  • Bger East Village neighbor

    And to add to the discussion on the DePaul arena, the convention business is vital to this city's economy. For years I exhibited at McCormick Place in the National Restaurant Show. More than 75,000 people attend the show. Not all are from out of town but many are. That means...

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    And to add to the discussion on the DePaul arena, the convention business is vital to this city's economy. For years I exhibited at McCormick Place in the National Restaurant Show. More than 75,000 people attend the show. Not all are from out of town but many are. That means they spend money at hotels, restaurants, shops etc. About 5 years ago the association was considering moving the show to Orlando. A suvey of exhibitors showed most wanted the show to stay in Chicago. When McCormick Place loosened union rules which allowed smaller exhibitors to move in their own displays and to set them up (a complaint from smaller businesses and something that made them decide against exhibiting at the show) as well as improving service to exhibitors, the association decided to keep the show here. A lot of places are expanding their convention centers to poach shows from traditional convention cities like Chicago and New York. Orlando and Las Vegas are particularly aggressive. So if the DePaul arena brings in more convention business to this city, it's a win for all of us.

42 hours ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Election

What does it say about a mayor who spends millions against a field of candidates who have never run for Mayor and he gets 1000 less votes than his 1st election and almost set a record for lowest turnout ever. Maybe if there was a candidate named Apathetic he/she would have won.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-comparing-emanuels-2011-election-to-2015-20150225-htmlstory.html

  • I believe that a lot of folks might have stayed home thinking a certain outcome was inevitable. That is the reason I would like to think explains the low turn out. I'm hoping people understand how important the Run Off is and get engaged in the process.

    There are also between 19-21 wards that will have an aldermanic run off so the face of the City Council has the potential to drastically shift. Personally, I find that prospect exciting.

  • Loulu Me

    It says a lot about him and a lot about the public. The amount of money he has, and has spent, is both obnoxious and offensive. I find the money from Hollywood particularly troublesome. I think those who don't live here should stay out of it. We are the ones to live with the results.

37 hours ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Cell Phone Thieves!

Careful Bucktown / Wicker Park area!

A friend got her cellphone stolen

"i did that thing where women look behind them to make sure they're not being followed--twice. both times, there was no one behind me. as i was about to cross bloomingdale, some dude ran up behind me, yanked my cell phone out of my coat pocket, and hopped into a getaway car that was waiting for him on bloomingdale"

they're driving around in a light blue or silver acura coupe IL plate: E45 1644

  • What time of day did this happen?

  • George West Bucktown Resident

    Given you have the license plate I hope your friend made a police report. If so, I live in the building on that corner and our landlord has security cameras filming down both streets. I'm not sure how long they keep them. Doesn't make me feel too safe that they are hiding out right around the corner of our building!

36 hours ago

Updated 19 hours ago

Apartments available?

Anyone know of any apartments available that accept dogs?

  • Hi ! I am a licensed Broker plus I live in Logan Square. I have access to avilable units that are dog-friendly. Just send me an e-mail: countrybernie@earthlink.net . . . thanks - Bernie . . . 773.354.1066

  • Hi Bernie.. It won't let me email you, please email me. Lenhart.becky13@gmail.com

38 hours ago

Updated 20 hours ago

The snowy boulevards sure look beautiful...

So please, don't taint it - pick up your dog sh*t.

  • CB Resident about 10years

    Yes the snow looks so nice

3 days ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Structural analysis of our home

Any ideas for someone to come analyze the structure of our home? Recently we have a few cracks along some kitchen wall seems and a few hardwood floor slats that seem to be slightly separating.

  • Thank you everone. This is super helpful.

  • Another vote for Clark Baurer. Our condo association worked with him, and were very pleased. He also lives in the neighborhood himself, so you would be supporting one of your neighbors.

2 days ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Hey! Just moved. Nice to be here.

Just moved out from northern California. Never used this site before but figured I'd say hello.

  • T-Bott: (Weather forecast: Temperature 5 degrees, wind chill -20; lake effect snow, low visibility, dangerous driving conditions, blowing and drifting snow; continuing into APRIL!!)

    GO BACK!! GO BACK!!!!

  • Bger East Village neighbor

    Beeb: you're a weather wimp! Toughen up! :-)

3 days ago

Updated 21 hours ago

The progressive alderman are doing quite well so far!!!

Great to see... Rahm gonna be in a run off? Could Deb Mell be forced in a run off? (lets go tim meegan!) and Colon losing HUGE to a 26 year old teacher.... exciting stuff!

Touche to scott waguespack and lets go Arena... love to see all that Super Pac $ wasted on crud fliers

Mell looks to be a long shot still....

21 hours ago

Lost Glasses

I think I may have lost my glasses somewhere near the intersection of Sawyer and Wrightwood.They're a pair of dark brown Rayban glasses that have a hint of blue on the inner frame. I'm worried they may have fallen into the snow or dropped while I was walking. If you happen to see them, please let me know!

21 hours ago

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Theater events: Whitney comes to Chicago Improv

• Sketch comedy group Slacktivity Abyss debuts its first show "See Attached" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, at Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. (773) 598-4549 or gorillatango.com.

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Previews begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. The show opens March 5. $10-$30. (773) 871-3000 or victorygardens.org or sideshowtheatre.org.

...to recreate the "perfect family" she once had. The show opens Thursday, March 5, at 2936 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. (773) 935-6875 or athenaeumtheatre.org...

...titled "by special reQuest!" for five Saturdays beginning Saturday, Feb. 28, at The Blue Theatre, 1609 W. Gregory St., Chicago. The revue showcases songs from shows the company has produced over its 13 seasons...

...its annual Lottery Party beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at Rex Tavern, 4933 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. This is the event where individuals and organizations learn if they will perform at...

...That's Weird, Grandma: The Musical," beginning Sunday, March 1, at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago. Made up of stories penned by Chicago public school students with music by BOM...

...Socially Awkward Show," a solo performance beginning previews Sunday, March 1, at The Annoyance Theatre, 851 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. The show runs at 8 p.m. Sunday through March 30. Also at The...

...emotion," "logic" and "democracy" beginning at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. (773) 327-5252 or stage773.com...

...from playing in his garden. Performances are at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. (872) 222-9555 or chicagochildrenstheatre.org...

...joke and battle their way through a wintry evening. Performances continue through March 15 at 1531 N. Wells St., Chicago. (312) 943-8722 or aredorchidtheatre.org...

...help from Bart, Homer, Marge and Lisa. Performances continue through March 22 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. (773) 975-8150 or theaterwit.org...

...The Book of Mormon," which runs through May 17, at the Bank of America Theatre, 18 W. Monroe St., Chicago. In person registration is required. Registration starts when the box office opens. Each person...

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31 hours ago

Great Deal for Swim Classes

Hi all! I got a great deal at the British Swim School and i wanted to share the savings! $99 for 6 weeks of classes (1 class per week). It is usually $25 per class, cant beat it! Let them know i (Jennifer Serrano) referred you so you can get the great deal. Gotta get ready for summer time dips with the little ones!!

www.britishswimschool.com

36 hours ago

Feb 16

Updated 37 hours ago

Violent Parking lot scam in Logan square. Elston and Logan blvd.

This afternoon I was approached by two men in their late 20s that seemed a bit sketchy in a black dodge minivan that said they wanted to fix a dent that was in my car. I was in my car and they were in theirs. I said no thank you and they persisted to hound me saying they would and could do it right now, on the spot if I just gave them 20 dollars. At this point they were...

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This afternoon I was approached by two men in their late 20s that seemed a bit sketchy in a black dodge minivan that said they wanted to fix a dent that was in my car. I was in my car and they were in theirs. I said no thank you and they persisted to hound me saying they would and could do it right now, on the spot if I just gave them 20 dollars. At this point they were harassing me and seemed mad that I wouldnt pay 20$ to have a dent fixed. They were both very persistent and aggressive in nature. I decided to take a photo of them after they pulled away to give details on the plate to 311. At this point they reversed and rammed their car into mine hard and got out of their car. I honked and made a scene and they got back into the car and drove off. I feel like they were probably trying to rob me or steal my car. I went to the police station and they couldn't do anything since there was minimal damage to my car and I wasn't hurt, physically. The license plate was an expired temporary plate registered to a woman from the suburbs. I just want people to be aware of these guys. They seemed hard up,irrational and violent. It seemed like they had this scam down and it wasn't their first attempt. I'm glad people were around and it didn't escalate into anything worse. It was definitely a scary situation.

  • I understand not chasing the thief but the security guard could have at least assisted the lady -- see if she was hurt, take her inside, help her call the real police -- they should be trained to not just stand there and look puzzled.

  • George F in Ravenswood displaced New Yorker

    Alley P nailed it.

45 hours ago

Updated 41 hours ago

Breaking the habit

A thank you to the majority of my neighbors on giving up on the parking dibs. For the remaining last few neighbs, we hope to win you over hopefully by next winter. :)

  • Chicago Al Lifelong Chicagoan, documentarian, & time-traveler

    I woke up to my neighbor shoveling the whole side of our street! That's how it should be. Non of this me first selfishness. Thanks for being a great neighbor Dave on richmond!

Feb 11

Updated 43 hours 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.

2 days ago

Updated 44 hours ago

Catalytic Converter stolen last night - 2500 N Lawndale

Just a heads up. I'm planning on buying a new one and finding someone to weld it on. Any suggestions?

  • Happened to me..won't stop until the law 'they' talk about: must have the whole car, etc..or they 'get on' the places that buy them...enough already!!

  • I installed a Catclamp after mine was stolen in the fall and so far so good.

2 days ago

Updated 44 hours ago

Come say hi

Hi Everyone:
We’ve been longtime residents in the neighborhood, and we have just opened a unique community workshop space called The Laboratory. We will have children’s classes combining science+arts with classes making bath bombs, perfumes, designing their own robots, and learning science with a FROZEN-theme.
We will also have adult DIY workshops taught by local artisans and makers.
This article explains it best: http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150223/wicker-park/make-potions-bake-dog-biscuits-at-laboratory-science-center
We are just teachers and everyday people who decided to try something we’d always dreamed about....

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Hi Everyone:
We’ve been longtime residents in the neighborhood, and we have just opened a unique community workshop space called The Laboratory. We will have children’s classes combining science+arts with classes making bath bombs, perfumes, designing their own robots, and learning science with a FROZEN-theme.
We will also have adult DIY workshops taught by local artisans and makers.
This article explains it best: http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150223/wicker-park/make-potions-bake-dog-biscuits-at-laboratory-science-center
We are just teachers and everyday people who decided to try something we’d always dreamed about. We would love any help sharing our space and getting the word out.
Our website is here: http://www.thelaboratorychi.org and we keep our Facebook updated with class additions and news.
We are currently taking registration for upcoming student classes, and we are having an Open House this Sunday from 11-2.
We are really excited to start this, and we would love to meet you at our Open House!

2 days ago

Updated 45 hours ago

Optometrist recommendation?

Hi neighbors: anyone have an optometrist in the neighborhood that they recommend? Thanks!

45 hours ago

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Miss Spoken @ Gallery Cabaret

Miss Spoken is back at Gallery Cabaret, 2020 N. Oakley Ave., tonight at 7pm. The theme this month is "Penis," and featured readers include Jennifer Peepas, Michelle Yacht, Eden Robins and Carly Oishi. Hosted by Rosamund Lannin and Jasmine Davila. Free, 21+

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

1411/1412 Beat Meeting on Feb. 26

The beat meeting for 1411/1412, which had been postponed due to snow, has been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 26, at 7pm. Beat meetings are held at St. Nicolai Church, 3000 N. Kedzie Ave.

In addition to the usual information about crime statistics, police alerts, significant arrests and neighborhood occurrences, this meeting will also feature a information on bicycle theft prevention.
With Spring approaching (allegedly), people will be using their bikes more often. With more bikes out, the number of bicycle thefts increases in spring/summer. Get some tips from CPD members who are also cyclists on protecting your bike from theft.

  • C. M. D. Avondale Triangle resident

    Due to time constraints, the bike theft tips will be at April's meeting. Still worth attending!

2 days ago

2 days ago

Estelle's/Easy Bar Owner Building Bucktown Bar; World of Beer Heading to Loop; More

1) BUCKTOWN— Four Entertainment Group (Estelle's, Easy Bar) has a bar brewing at 1910 N. Milwaukee Ave. The ownership didn't return messages requesting further details. [DNAinfo]

5) LOGAN SQUARE— Baocos, a concept mixing Mexican and Southeast Asian tastes, could open in late April at 1904 N. Western Ave. It's from the owner of the Melting Pot fondue restaurants. [DNAinfo]

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2) THE LOOP— The third location Illinois of World of Beer is on its way inside the Jewelers Building at 15-19 S. Wabash Ave. The franchise owner says he plans five in Chicago, as he already owns locations in Evanston and Naperville. [Crain's]

3) SOUTH LOOP— La Colombe continues to expand, as it soon plans to open a coffee shop called La Haven Coffee at 1240 S. Michigan Ave. [Sloopin]

2 days ago

Baocos, Asian-Latin Fusion From Melting Pot Owner, Lands at Western 'L'

If all goes as planned, Baocos, 1904 N. Western Ave., could open by late April, said owner Ervin Emery, CEO of The Melting Pot, which started 22 years ago and has spots Downtown and in Naperville and Schaumburg.

Dec 30

Updated 2 days ago

How nutty is this Elise Doody-Jones???

So I've been getting 32nd Ward Aldermanic candidate Elise Doody-Jones' newsletters and this current one is a real whopper!

She states: "I am committed to bringing back vital services to the people of the 32nd Ward, and I look forward to working hard in the year ahead. With your help and support I know we can bring back the representation this community deserves."

After reading a previous post that she lives in the 1st ward AND worked for that Alderman...

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So I've been getting 32nd Ward Aldermanic candidate Elise Doody-Jones' newsletters and this current one is a real whopper!

She states: "I am committed to bringing back vital services to the people of the 32nd Ward, and I look forward to working hard in the year ahead. With your help and support I know we can bring back the representation this community deserves."

After reading a previous post that she lives in the 1st ward AND worked for that Alderman recently- I finally determined that she screwed up her paperwork and meant to file to run in the 1st ward !

As everyone knows- vital services & representation are sorely lacking in the 1st ward.
I welcome her efforts to replace Joe Moreno and finally clean up the garbage and filth around her community.

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