2 days ago

Updated 25 min ago

Philadelphian Romanian Church Crazy Drivers

Sunnyside and Paulina
Twice this am I was almost hit by the cars speeding through stop signs to drop off people at church! Then to be told f*ck off by the driver when I told them to stop.

I called about the illegally parked cars that continue to park in tow zones.

What more can be done! I documented the two cars that almost hit me as well.

  • I live far enough away from this church that I am not affected by its parishioners, but this is very sad. Perhaps someone could print out this thread, and mail it to the person in charge over there, or tack it to the front door of the church, Martin Luther style: https://www.google.com/search?q=martin+luther+church+door&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=15BOU8ygGsuh0gHnzoCAAQ&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=1680&bih=896 In any case, a church-neighbor dialog seems appropriate, and long overdue.

  • Believe me, we've tried talking to the Pastor, with help from the past alderman. Don't get me started.

    What I will say is that it's FAR better than it was 10 years ago when they used to park literally in the middle of the street and intersection for hours at...

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    Believe me, we've tried talking to the Pastor, with help from the past alderman. Don't get me started.

    What I will say is that it's FAR better than it was 10 years ago when they used to park literally in the middle of the street and intersection for hours at a time. The police were called and afraid to act against a church. The congregation thought it was funny and took pictures of the squad cars...

    Don't bother contacting the pastor, it will only make you frustrated. Just be careful crossing the street at peak church times which seem to be 6:30p and 9:30pm M-F and twice on Sundays (morning and PM)

    BTW they have 2500 members from the ChicagoLand area - they are the only Romanian language church in Illinois and people come from far and wide. They have Church activities every night M-F and twice on Sundays.

15 hours ago

Updated 49 min ago

1 bedroom apt. available in Ravenswood May 1

1 bedroom apartment available on Hermitage near Ainslie for May 1st. Dog friendly, dishwasher, laundry in building, storage, bike room, 2nd floor of apartment building. Great location, right near the new Marianos/La Fitness and Dunkin Donuts, short walk to Damen St. or Andersonville. We are moving out of state and need to find renters for May 1st. This is not a sublease, you would be signing your own 1 year lease. Email me with questions/details: mackwreynolds@gmail.com

Apr 02

Updated 53 min ago

Building Condition Report Recommendations

Does anyone know of a good, affordable company or individual that can do a full evaluation of a building - e.g. evaluating the roof, electrical,heating, and water systems, and overall condition of the common areas (inside and outside) of the building - not individual units? We're a relatively small condo association and we'd like to have one done and am having a hard time finding one. We've already looked on Yelp and contacted several places, either they dealt only with...

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Does anyone know of a good, affordable company or individual that can do a full evaluation of a building - e.g. evaluating the roof, electrical,heating, and water systems, and overall condition of the common areas (inside and outside) of the building - not individual units? We're a relatively small condo association and we'd like to have one done and am having a hard time finding one. We've already looked on Yelp and contacted several places, either they dealt only with individual condo inspections, were not thorough enough, or didn't return phone calls. In the case of one of the most popular companies on Yelp's list, Domicile Consulting - they were very difficult to reach - by phone or through their website. Tried contacting them for months! When I finally got them, they promised to send a draft contract out and never did. Then when I tried calling them back to remind them, still never returned my calls. I would not say I'm difficult to deal with. At any rate, I would welcome any suggestions!

  • Ann

    Thank you all for your suggestions!! I really appreciate them. I have already started to follow up on all of them. Mark - Are any of the people you suggested local? Just wondering.

  • I dont think they are local, but you would have to check, They did state that they do small buildings in Rogers Park.

47 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Affordable spaces for 100 guests in the Andersonville/Edgewater area?

I've seen this post before but wanted to see if anyone had any FRESH/NEW ideas of affordable spaces that would cater to a decent-sizes group to celebrate getting legally married! I wrote down every suggestion from past threads but wanted to reach out in case any of you have found another place we could consider. Thanks for your time!

  • sheila clerkin long time resident east Rogers Park

    Misericordia offers catering and event consulting, upscale gift shoppe, restaurant, and a lovely large separate event room, in it's own wing of the facility, that is used for Benefits and other Special Events. There is an adjoining large guest parking lot.

  • Interestingly enough, the people at Misericordiia responded, saying that they do not allow wedding receptions at their venue. I am told it is something they used to offer but no longer open their space up for events of that nature. I've reached out to everyone else's suggestions so thank you EVERYONE and I hope this also helps people in their future event planning as well!

20 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Parking Wanted

I'm moving to Ravenswood in about a month and wondered if anyone has a garage space or parking space for rent near Winnemac & Hermitage?

http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/hou/4424368719.html

  • Hi David, email me at kevin.orourke @gmail.com to discuss potential parking. And welcome to the neighborhood!

  • David_B Edgewater Resident & Photographer

    Thanks! Emailing you now...

  • Parking is not difficult in that neighborhood, so you might want to wait until you move to decide whether to pay for a spot (if there even are any for rent).

    In fact, residents and Metra riders do the "Metra shuffle": residents leave for work in the morning, vacating spots,...

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    Parking is not difficult in that neighborhood, so you might want to wait until you move to decide whether to pay for a spot (if there even are any for rent).

    In fact, residents and Metra riders do the "Metra shuffle": residents leave for work in the morning, vacating spots, and commuters drive to our neighborhood to park near the train. If you are a 9-5er you probably won't have much of an issue. It's a little different later at night and on weekend nights, but really not terrible compared to other neighborhoods.

14 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

All Saints' Episcopal Church's - Now them!

I have lived in the neighborhood for 6 years. Today, while walking past All Saints' Episcopal Church during the food pantry I saw one guy urinating outside the church in broad day light! Then I saw men going up to people's homes stealing the bags of plastic eggs that were left by a neighboring church opening them and then throwing them on our lawns. I asked them to pick them up since no one is paid to clean up their mess and they laughed at me. The food bank that I donate to them get good from are the same people making out neighborhood terrible. I reported it to the church. This is insane

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  • Shelly Lifelong suburbanite, now in South Lakeview.

    Definitely get in touch with Lori or Fran. They have two security officers there on Tuesday nights. So sorry this happened. :(

  • I've lived next to this church for two years and have never seen any issues or incidents from the congregants or the people they serve. The food bank and weekly hot meal is essential to hundreds of kind, respectful patrons that rely on this service and I wouldn't want one incident to take away from that. I would NOT say the church or anyone related to the services it provides is making the neighborhood terrible in the least.

  • Shelly Lifelong suburbanite, now in South Lakeview.

    I'm gong to guess that you could probably figure out that I attend ASEC.

    Kathryn, I'm glad you feel that we have been good neighbors! :-)

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4 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Apartment needed!

Looking for a 1 or 2 bedroom in Andersonville area. $1400/month max. with some utilities included if possible and pet friendly!

  • I saw an apartment for rent sign at the corner of Catalpa and Ravenswood ave today.

  • Ricky, can you clarify this "unwritten rule" on advertising. We found both of the apartments we lived in online (been here since 1999). The Reader, Craigslist, Trulia and Domu have several apartment listings in Andersonville.

24 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Public sidewalk a safety hazard, and eyesore: 4817 N. Wolcott

If you've ever walked the east side of the 4800 block of N. Wolcott, you've walked over or around the worst stretch of sidewalk in Ravenswood. I'm finally fed up enough to do something about it and would encourage the support of all neighbors. Thanks!

Below is an excerpt from the email just sent to Jim Poole in the Ward 47 office.
Sent April 15, 2014

Jim,

Just around the block from the new Mariano' there is a public disgrace....

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If you've ever walked the east side of the 4800 block of N. Wolcott, you've walked over or around the worst stretch of sidewalk in Ravenswood. I'm finally fed up enough to do something about it and would encourage the support of all neighbors. Thanks!

Below is an excerpt from the email just sent to Jim Poole in the Ward 47 office.
Sent April 15, 2014

Jim,

Just around the block from the new Mariano' there is a public disgrace. Besides the hundreds of residents using it, some customers and a lot of Mariano's employees are having to negotiate it too -- and somebody is going to get hurt.

The sidewalk in front of my neighbor building, at 4817 North Wolcott, managed by ICM Properties, 773-549-5443 has been a terrible hazard and now, ever since this last winter, it is a menace to public safety. I've tripped over this broken, uneven and potholed walkway for over 10 years and I'm fed up.

Please see the attached photos documenting this disgrace, and the building management.

I'm requesting that the Alderman do whatever possible to either force the management to repair this sidewalk in front of their building, or better yet find some emergency money and have the Ward replace it entirely.

Thank you ...

  • Sheila Pacione Neighbor

    Sidewalks are the public way and the city is responsible for replacement when they become a hazard. This can be expedited by vigilant property owners who care about the safety and appearance of their sidewalk and enlist in the 50/50 program where the property owner and city split the cost....

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    Sidewalks are the public way and the city is responsible for replacement when they become a hazard. This can be expedited by vigilant property owners who care about the safety and appearance of their sidewalk and enlist in the 50/50 program where the property owner and city split the cost. ( This needs to be done in early January each year and the funds are slim)
    An "absentee landlord" of a multiple unit probably couldn't care less about it cause they collect rent and only manage the legally required, agreed upon issues.
    However, if Brad pulls up 311 history for these reports, he can fashion a request to CDOT that could entreat them to expedite the repair based on public safety and it being chronically unserviced.
    As far as the "timeline" for completion....well that's a bit more complicated. ( as if it weren't already). It's like to be bid out to approved contractors(vendors) who complete the work. Paperwork and the bid process slow stuff down, but at least it's finally addressed.

  • Keep reporting it to 311 and the alderman. We had a similar situation a few yearsbback, and I made everyone in our building call. I think you can report bad sidewalks online too.
    It took about 3 months, but it was repaired.

6 hours ago

Purse Stolen While Volunteering

Hi, I'm treating this as a public service announcement. My purse was stolen last night at the Ravenswood Community Kitchen (All Saints Episcopal Church). I arrived to volunteer and the team lead, volunteer coordinator, shared with the other girls and I that we were to place our belongings we wished to not have sitting out in this "locked file cabinet."

Please be advised that the "locked file cabinet" was a sh*tty cabinet that someone could easily bust into. But, no...

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Hi, I'm treating this as a public service announcement. My purse was stolen last night at the Ravenswood Community Kitchen (All Saints Episcopal Church). I arrived to volunteer and the team lead, volunteer coordinator, shared with the other girls and I that we were to place our belongings we wished to not have sitting out in this "locked file cabinet."

Please be advised that the "locked file cabinet" was a sh*tty cabinet that someone could easily bust into. But, no need as the key to said sh*tty file cabinet was placed on a folding table in the middle of the check in area often left unattended to.

My gut told me to take my purse and keep it with me but I didn't want to appear suspect to the individuals we were helping that evening.

So, silly me, I left it. Only to come back to the "locked file cabinet" about two hours later and bam, its gone.

I'm so thankful I had friends with me to help figure out what to do as the church staff were not very helpful in assisting a quick search of the church property and staff.

I want my loss be a lesson to all doing good out there, keep doing good things for others but leave all personal items at home as many of these locations do not provide adequate storage and if your gut is telling you something, trust it. I'd have my purse and all its fabulous contents today if I would have trusted my gut.

27 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Is the 40th Ward doing participatory budgeting?

So I'm reading all these articles about the participatory budgeting process in nearby wards -- some are holding votes, some conducting online surveys, some holding public meetings -- and I'm realizing that I've never heard a single word about PB from Ald. Patrick O'Connor, who ganked my Lincoln Square block in the redistricting. Is O'Connor even doing PB in the 40th?

  • Sheila Pacione Neighbor

    I live there and have never noticed meetings for it. You could start a dialogue with them by emailing ward40@cityofchicago.org or patrick.o'connor@cityofchicago.org.

22 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Large Plant Relocation

Hi neighbors!

I posted this on craigslist, but I thought I might have some more luck finding friendly, trustworthy help here, accompanied by a $30 thank you from me.

I need help moving a large plant from the fourth floor of a stairwell-only apartment in the Lincoln Square area, to my apartment in Ravenswood, which is on the second floor.

I am hoping to find someone who has a pick-up truck or SUV, but if you think you can help...

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Hi neighbors!

I posted this on craigslist, but I thought I might have some more luck finding friendly, trustworthy help here, accompanied by a $30 thank you from me.

I need help moving a large plant from the fourth floor of a stairwell-only apartment in the Lincoln Square area, to my apartment in Ravenswood, which is on the second floor.

I am hoping to find someone who has a pick-up truck or SUV, but if you think you can help me fit it in or tie it to my sedan, that works too. :-)

The photo was taken pre-trim, so it is significantly shorter and more kempt. The ceramic pot is about 1.5 feet in diameter, and probably about 40 pounds.

I need to move it this Saturday, April 19th, sometime between 11-1PM. It should not take more than 30-45 minutes, tops.

Thanks for looking!

Jenny

  • I can help, we have an SUV. Please email me at kellykapple@gmail.com. My fiance is willing to do the job. We live in the area :)

  • L

    Kelly sounds like a good choice. But, if something happens and she can't make it, try Task Rabbit.

  • If it is within walking distance, you could rent/purchase/make a make-shift rolling dolly and wheel it there via sidewalk? Good luck!

19 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Lunar Eclipse last night in Ravenswood

3:30am Lunar Eclipse in Ravenswood.
Anyone see the red moon?

  • I was sure it'd be too overcast to see it so I didn't stay up. I also couldn't get a clear answer on what time to expect it. I wish I'd seen it though! Very cool. There's another blood moon in October and two more next year--very rare sequence.

46 hours ago

Updated 20 hours ago

Mariano's is hopping(?)

Anyone know why Mariano's rooftop parking lot is full today? It may be staff preparing for the opening - but if so, I sure hope their employees don't drive to work (or park somewhere else). The lot is literally packed!

  • chrisfinn bornagain chicagoan

    And the Doms on B'way closed at the same time as the one @Sheridan & Foster but is already opening this coming week. Strange that WF is doing nothing at that one except put paper on the windows & needs over a year to get it ready.

  • ScottK Near Glenwood/Devon in North Edgewater

    Looking forward to using the 151 again, almost door to door, to discover Mariano's. I really miss the Dominick's and will be glad to shop at that location again.

21 hours ago

Fido to Go! Our Favorite Pet Food Truck Coming Soon

Spring is in the air and Fido is cheerfully wagging his tail burying the latest polar vortex deep in Chicago’s historical past!  What could make your canine companion happier than dry paws and fur waving in the warm breeze?  Perhaps a wholesome, no additives or sugar and gluten-free doggie snowball donut will help your pup forget Jack Frost, at least for now.

24 hours ago

Updated 22 hours ago

Drywall Recommendations

Dear Neighbors, we are looking for a drywall installer and people to mud/tape. Your recommendations are much appreciated. We've had someone recommend Tino Construction earlier and they were great giving an estimate, but later told us they are too busy to do the work.

3 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Construction across the street from O'Shaunessy's Pub

Does anyone know what the construction at corner of Wilson & Ravenswood is all about?it is currently an empty lot and now has a lot of equipment clearing the area to start some kind of project?

5 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Winnemac Park playlot Slide being fixed today

The spiral slide has had a hole in it since winter. The workers were there replacing it this morning.

  • Aron Long tlme Lincoln sq home owner

    The Amundsen students have been a major problem In the neighborhood for years .
    Usually there are three police cars close to the school wnen the students are leaving
    The teachers should not be responsible for them once they leave and the police haven't been successful in stopping the drug dealing and other activities they are involved in .As for the dog owners ,they seem to feel that paying taxes entitles them to let their dogs run free and not clean up after them .

  • AW Busy mom

    Aron, I have lived in the neighborhood for 20 years and I will tell you it is not fair to lump AHS kids from years ago with the current crop. Sure there are always going to be some idiots but did you know that the new principal got rid of...

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    Aron, I have lived in the neighborhood for 20 years and I will tell you it is not fair to lump AHS kids from years ago with the current crop. Sure there are always going to be some idiots but did you know that the new principal got rid of most of the out of area kids & eliminated a lot of problems that way? Did you know that the IB program doubled in size last year and is the 3rd most successful one in the city? And there are cops in front of every single CPS high school (including Payton etc) but Amundsen often has extras because there is a satellite police station located in the building (however virtually nothing for them to do with the students.)

Mar 08

Updated 25 hours ago

Say no to Cubs parking at Irving and Rockwell

In the latest newsletter for our ward, it was announced that the Cubs will be soon turning our neighborhood into their parking lot. This doesn't require ward approval. Sounds like a deal has been made between the Cubs and Basic wire, a factory with a gigantic lot by the river.
I can only imagine what wonders this will do for traffic on Irving, Western and all the side streets. I'm not just talking car traffic, some of the fans aren't...

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In the latest newsletter for our ward, it was announced that the Cubs will be soon turning our neighborhood into their parking lot. This doesn't require ward approval. Sounds like a deal has been made between the Cubs and Basic wire, a factory with a gigantic lot by the river.
I can only imagine what wonders this will do for traffic on Irving, Western and all the side streets. I'm not just talking car traffic, some of the fans aren't all too respectful. Ready to have your area turn into Wrigleyville? Finally, what positive does our community get from this? What traffic studies were done? I know this is a free market but let's make sure we let Basic Cable and Cubs ownership hear are voices.

  • Hi every blockers, would anybody like to comment (negatively or positively) about the parking lot for a college news story i am doing. I would really appreciate it. Please contact me at ricardo.guzman@loop.colum.edu

  • Hey guys. i need somebody that is opposing the parking lot to comment about it for my school assignment. please please please email me at ricardo.guzman@loop.colum.edu.

Apr 04

Updated 26 hours ago

Grow47: Local Schools Survey - Need neighbor input!

Alderman Ameya Pawar's Grow47 initiative is conducting a community survey to invite feedback on local schools, including elementary schools and high schools in the area. Check it out.

Here is the link to the survey: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1604211/Grow47-Survey

  • Grow47 will continue to capture neighbor input, ideas and candid thinking on our local schools through this weekend. Please share with your neighbors!

  • Grow47 is extending the deadline for this survey - please take a minute and share your thoughts! This data will inform Grow47's planning.

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Feb 10

Updated 29 hours ago

eta for edgewater/ uptown mariano's

does anyone have an eta on the edgewater/ uptown mariano's on sheridan and foster... i saw last week paint cans, and tarps over things as well as the signs for each asile gone but no actual work.. also there have been multiple electrician vans in the lot but i do not see any actual work going on... what is holding this up and when will this open finally

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    I hope they start using their huge sq. footage to eliminate redundancy (e.g., their current infuriating practice is stocking identical items in several different places throughout the store) and introduce a greater variety of products and brands--ideally, they ought to combine the sophistication of WF and the practicality of Jewel/Dominicks...

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    I hope they start using their huge sq. footage to eliminate redundancy (e.g., their current infuriating practice is stocking identical items in several different places throughout the store) and introduce a greater variety of products and brands--ideally, they ought to combine the sophistication of WF and the practicality of Jewel/Dominicks (RIP)/Kroger, etc. Ought to be one-stop shopping. WF lacks most of the familiar national brands and products found at mainstream grocers; the mainstreamers have the selection & lower prices but lack sophistication; both Aldi & Trader Joe's have the lower prices but little to no (in TJ's case, no) brand variety (though TJ's is a bit more esoteric). Mariano's could become the 800-lb. gorilla of Chicago grocery chains if it took the above steps.

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    Sandy - until those national brands eliminate GMOs, they won't be appearing at Whole Foods

Apr 03

Updated 37 hours ago

Edgewater Lounge closed?

I saw a sign on the door of the Edgewater Lounge saying it was closed by the city. Does anyone know what is going on? Thanks!

  • confirmed they are now open again went there last night and had a delicious bowl of chili

  • Bill Near Rockwell L

    OK so they DO have good chili there, eh? I'll have to check it out.

4 days ago

Updated 39 hours ago

Warning about Marianos

I know that opening a supermarket is probably *real* hard but just a word of warning, on their first day of being open at the Ravenswood location, I went to the Mariano's after work on Tuesday, April 8 at around 5pm. I bought 4 items that should have cost ~$26. I paid by credit card but didn't need to sign for my purchase. Even worse, I wasn't handed a receipt and actually noted that fact as the cashier seemed real...

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I know that opening a supermarket is probably *real* hard but just a word of warning, on their first day of being open at the Ravenswood location, I went to the Mariano's after work on Tuesday, April 8 at around 5pm. I bought 4 items that should have cost ~$26. I paid by credit card but didn't need to sign for my purchase. Even worse, I wasn't handed a receipt and actually noted that fact as the cashier seemed real flustered but moved on anyway.

It wasn't until the next day that I logged in, checked my transactions and saw that Mariano's charged me $84.69.

I went back to bring this up with customer service and was given a "we'll get back to you" response which, in the scheme of opening a huge facility like that, is probably pretty low on their list of things to worry about especially because I have no proof in the form of a printed receipt.

I just wanted to let everyone know so that if these opening glitches do happen, make sure to get proof of purchase and all that. I know it seems like common sense but how many times have you just breezed through a transaction?

I'll update this post if they actually get in touch (they took my number) but I'm doubtful.

  • I agree Loraine t Washington, we just need to spend a tech free hour or even a day... to relax and enjoy what's around us.

  • loraine t washington 5 yr. resident

    Like now signing off. Goodnight folks.

2 days ago

Updated 42 hours ago

Easter bunny pictures

Anyone know where I can go to get a picture of my daughter with the Easter bunny? She is too young for egg hunts but I would like a picture.

  • Nancy McGarry Eager to learn about the neighborhood

    The Lincoln Town Center Shopping Center on McCormick and Touhy in the center of the mall.

  • Marilyn Maggi Tamayo Long time resident of now trendy, north center

    I always take my son to the bunny at Harlem Irving Plaza. It's a bit of a cruise but their bunny is great and way cuter than the one at lincolnwood mall, in my pinion.

44 hours ago

Apr 08

Updated 44 hours ago

Mariano's

Huge space!

  • Joan M. Back in Lincoln Square and liking it.

    Sounds like we've got a high class of problems in this part of town with our numerous grocery store options.

  • Amazing what some people can get out of a photograph … All I saw was produce.

44 hours ago

Iconic Charlie Chaplin Theatre Up For Auction

Commuters and local residents pass by this unique building everyday at 5757 North Ridge and ask themselves what is happening with that unusual building? The building has a lot of history but the original purpose was that of a silent movie theatre for Charlie Chaplin.  Built in 1918, the space functioned as a movie goer’s paradise until the mid-1930s. Since then it has been used for multiple purposes that were very unkind to its structure.

2 days ago

Oak Street Health!

Are you on Medicare/Medicaid and is a senior? Have you seen the new Seniors only doctors office located on 1541 W. Devon across from the hardware store? If not you need to, Oak Street Health is a very unique company taking on improving Older adults health by offering services that you won't find in many doctors offices. First they offer rides for seniors and as you can remember with all the crazy winter weather we had it was extremely difficult...

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Are you on Medicare/Medicaid and is a senior? Have you seen the new Seniors only doctors office located on 1541 W. Devon across from the hardware store? If not you need to, Oak Street Health is a very unique company taking on improving Older adults health by offering services that you won't find in many doctors offices. First they offer rides for seniors and as you can remember with all the crazy winter weather we had it was extremely difficult to get to your doctors appointments if you rely on the CTA to get around. Oak Street Health patients enjoyed being picked up and dropped off for their appointments. They also have a community room that all patients can come and enjoy anytime even if they just want to hangout and have coffee with friends. Plus they are able to enjoy many of the programs happening in the community room such as workouts, presentation on diabetes and other health related issues. I hope you really take a look at it if you or someone you know is a senior who is on Medicare.

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2 days ago

The Landmark in Andersonville Ready For a New Chapter

Jan Baxter believes in her core that it’s not enough to just own and operate a business. Rather,  it is the responsibility of everyone in the community to invest in and participate in growth and development for the good of all residents. She has worked tirelessly to promote Andersonville both as a resident and a shop owner for the last 50 years. Anyone who knows Jan personally can attest to the endless hours she has volunteered and invested into the community she calls home. The Landmark is a staple boutique. The two-story shop features earrings, gifts and art on the first floor, antiques in the basement and a salon run by her daughter Jennifer on the second floor. The neighborhood has always enjoyed the friendly and inviting atmosphere at The Landmark, where customers are greeted by name when they walk in the door. Jan’s commitment to the community, from the annual shopping night for kids to Mid Summer Fest,  has been a special love affair with the Chicago north side neighborhood affectionately known as Andersonville.

2 days ago

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Lawrence and Clark development?

Does anybody know if there are any plans to develop the vacant lot on the NW corner of Lawrence/Clark? For sale sign is still up but there's a new dumpster in the lot and several cars have parked there over the last few days. Just wondering if anyone has heard anything. If not, I'm curious to see others thoughts on what they'd like to see developed on the lot.

  • Thanks Rachel and Sabrina. They have great retail frontage on both Clark and Lawrence so I'm eager to see the configuration of the property. I figured they'd eventually put in some kind of retail in the 1st floor but there's already enough empty storefronts around there. It's better than an empty eyesore but I hope they can actually secure some good tenants.

  • I look forward to not having my clothes torn on the nasty slumlord wire fence

2 days ago

The Landmark of Andersonville Ready For a New Chapter

Jan Baxter believes in her core that it’s not enough to just own and operate a business. Rather,  it is the responsibility of everyone in the community to invest in and participate in growth and development for the good of all residents. She has worked tirelessly to promote Andersonville both as a resident and a shop owner for the last 50 years. Anyone who knows Jan personally can attest to the endless hours she has volunteered and invested into the community she calls home. The Landmark is a staple boutique at the corner of Foster and Clark, and if you aren’t paying attention, you can almost miss it. The two-story shop features earrings, gifts and art on the first floor, antiques in the basement and a salon run by her daughter Jennifer on the second floor. The neighborhood has always enjoyed the friendly and inviting atmosphere at The Landmark, where customers are greeted by name when they walk in the door. Jan’s commitment to the community, from the annual shopping night for kids to Mid Summer Fest,  has been a special love affair with the Chicago north side neighborhood affectionately known as Andersonville.

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Edgewater’s First 5k Run/Walk This September

The Edgewater Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Alderman Harry Osterman, Star Events, and 11 local schools to produce the first annual Edgewater 5k Run/Walk.

4 days ago

Marianos

on Sheridan opening 4-22 according to their website

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