4 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Sports Bar

Appreciate Andersonville for what it is, but can someone tell me where I can find a worthwhile sports bar?

9 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Beer Blackhawk sign

Anybody interested in a Blackhawk sign? Near Montrose n Damen?

17 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

How's the new Mediterranean restaurant on Wolcott/Montrose?

Looks like it's grand opening was yesterday...no reviews yet.

  • I was there yesterday, I didn't eat but the beer was well priced. Menu is Mediterranean in feel. I'd come back to eat.

  • Good service...just had a drink and appetizers...no kids menu yet but they claimed they would have one eventually. Chef came out and was friendly, as was staff. Hope they make it or we'll have to bring back Villa May Pizzeria as that lasted a while in that spot..

4 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

ComEd Door-to-Door People

This evening, two guys in suits claiming to be from Integrys rang our doorbell to talk to us about a recent change that might be affecting our ComEd bill. They said they were checking for overcharges and that only they could fix it. We told them that now wasn't a good time, but after checking our bill later, we did see potentially what they were talking about. Has anyone else in the neighborhood seen these guys? In person they seemed pretty legit, even though I've heard of plenty of scams that follow a similar routine. This was in the vicinity of Magnolia and Devon.
Thanks in advance.

  • Mrd

    Questions I would wonder about: why would someone who has the authority to change your bill not already have access to your bill? Why would they spend time/money going door to door to fix this? It seems like an inefficient way to go about it--why would they not call/email instead if it's legit?

  • d3 NOH

    They weren't from Integrys or ComEd most likely--why would they go to your door to look at your bill when they're the ones who send it in the mail? They would call if anything. Were they asking about seeing your two monthly customer charges? If so, Integrys created that on...

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    They weren't from Integrys or ComEd most likely--why would they go to your door to look at your bill when they're the ones who send it in the mail? They would call if anything. Were they asking about seeing your two monthly customer charges? If so, Integrys created that on purpose, they know that charge exists, and it's normal if you're one of those being screwed by not opting out of the Chicago electrical aggregation program. More than likely they actually worked for a different third party electrical provider, and their goal was to see your account # to switch you without your actual consent. There are good third party electrical suppliers out there, and bad ones, and this is a technique some of the bad ones use.

    If you're really interested in switching to a different plan with Integrys than the one the city's program put you on automatically, you can do that on their web site and be guaranteed of what you're getting or who you're dealing with. I think the deadline to do this switch before you're stuck for a year is soon, too.

2 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Abbey My Calico Cat that has been lost since the 7th of July is found

Thank you all for your beautiful messages and show of support. I was called by a wonderful person on Rosedale street to inform me that ABbey was in his yard. I flew from Wisconsin back to reunite with my girl Abbey, It was a amazing to reunite with my kitty. Thank you all thank you thank you .

  • Julia Z-N Andersonville Dog Mama

    Thanks. This made my day! Abbey,stay!

  • Enki4444 7th grade Teacher in Andersonville

    I'm so delighted with everyone's well-wishes. Abbey and I have learned our lesson: community is everything.
    Thank you for your messages.

40 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Parking on Thorndale in Tow Zone

What is going on on Thorndale with cars parking in the tow zone between Winthrop and Kenmore? It's mainly happening on the weekends and most are probably going to the beach and avoiding the meters. Why are these cars not getting tickets?

  • d3 NOH

    pics or it didn't happen!

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    I'm a little confused here. HC asks why the illegally parked cars aren't getting ticketed. Then when s/he's told how to get the cars ticketed, s/he doesn't want to do it. Perhaps Robin's method works. Personally, I would call 911 like d3 does.

Jul 17

Updated 8 hours ago

Considering switch from AT&T landline to Comcast phone

To save on my bill I am considering switching from my AT&T landline to Comcast phone service. Does anyone have any experience with this, positive or negative? I read that number portability can depend on where you live, and Comcast may not always give you the correct information up-front. Thanks in advance.

  • You should be able to transfer your old no. to a new provider w/o any problem, too.

  • Andrew, I already had comcast. I called and threatened to cancel and this was the rate they offered.

6 days ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Street Cleaning Question

I've always always always had parking....and now I'm parking on the street. With these street cleaning signs posted on one side of the street....that means I shouldn't park on that side of the street during the day and time posted, right? I can park on the other side of the street that day and time and not get ticketed, right?

  • Read this article regarding Snow Route signs: http://theexpiredmeter.com/2008/12/the-lowdown-on-snow-routes/

    Essentially, you can be ticketed and towed when the snow is more than 2" deep at these locations. It doesn't matter if there wasn't any snow when you parked your car.

  • I would never risk parking anywhere that signs indicate a ticketing or towing time. Tickets are a way to increase revenue and you should always be cautious when parking. The ticketers don't ride on the back of the street sweepers and come around at different times than the sweepers. Ive...

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    I would never risk parking anywhere that signs indicate a ticketing or towing time. Tickets are a way to increase revenue and you should always be cautious when parking. The ticketers don't ride on the back of the street sweepers and come around at different times than the sweepers. Ive seen people get tickets before the street sweepers arrive and after the street cleaners have left. I have learned this lesson the hard way.
    I have yet to figure out the 2 in snow rule. I wake up on snowy mornings fearing my car is buried under tickets or off in some tow lot.

11 hours ago

Sifu Design Studio Saved By Online Donations

It is a story way too many businesses face. You put your faith and trust in an accountant that is supposed to steer your finances in the right direction and you later find out you were a victim of terrible neglect. That is just what happened to Sifu design studio. However, this story has a […]

36 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Expert on flooring?

Hello, I am looking for some advice on renovating the floor of my studio (it's a business). Looking for a contractor to give me a free quote. Thanks!

  • Thanks everyone. Here is more information to help:
    Currently I have padded interlocking flooring covering up some very unattractive cement and tiled flooring, in addition to baseboards that are coming up from the cold winter we endured. I am not sure if I want hardwood floors or just a clean up of the work that was previously done, so getting someone in here to let me know my options I suppose is my first thought.

  • We used Alexandru Hardwood Flooring - real reasonable prices. 773-777-4539

11 hours ago

alamo shoes annual sidewalk sale July 24th thru 27th

alamo shoes annual sidewalk sale July 24th thru July 27th,
5321 N. Clark street, chicago

42 hours ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Missing my daily EBC digest

Past few days I haven't received my daily email digest of postings from everyblock. Wondering if it's a system thing since their recent system maintenance or an email thing on my end. Anyone else? Thanks.

  • Nope, it's not just you.

  • The site was down over the weekend for system maintenance. So, no posts, no digest...

  • Feihong EveryBlock developer, Lincoln Square dweller

    Sorry about that guys! It's been a long time since we did any maintenance on the site. We'll do a better job next time.

2 days ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Edgewater shooting

5200 block of North Kenmore. Tonight. About 10 pm. Guy shot on sidewalk. Chicago has become a shooting gallery -- cops & pols do little. Time for a change.

  • We need more cops on the beat, who stay in the district.

  • d3 NOH

    They're still full force with traffic enforcement--no we can't reassign resources to fight this violent crime, we have tickets to issue at non-peak times!

32 hours ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Need someone to put in wood floor and tile

I'm looking for someone to put in hardwood and tile floor, approx 200 SF total. I'd really like someone that could do both. Any good people you can recommend? Thank you!

  • Thanks, I appreciate the info. It's nice to have neighbors give referrals :)

  • We had a very good experience with Gaby (Transylvania Flooring). He did a complete replacement of hardwood floor on the first floor and will be coming back for the second floor. Reasonably priced and very knowledgeable, but I am not sure if he does tile. 773-396-1991

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39 hours ago

Updated 19 hours ago

Sifu Design Studio Facing Closure

Per Sifu: "Due to a shifty accountant, back taxes and fines have threatened to close our store. We had a payment plan worked out, but now the IRS said we have 10 days to pay our outstanding balance.

So, on July 26, the IRS is threatening to revoke our business license and close us down. We are trying to get an extention, but we can't rest knowing that the end could be so near."

They're trying to raise emergency funding HERE:

http://www.gofundme.com/savingsifu

21 hours ago

Kenmore Shooting Victim’s Identity Released

It was a beautiful Monday evening last night on the 5200 block of Kenmore Ave as some neighbor’s gathered with friends on a deck for dinner, some senior citizens gathered in their outdoor courtyard to chat and 20+ children finished a day at Epworth church’s shelter. That all ended around 10p.m. with a very horrific shooting that left […]

21 hours ago

Alderman O'Connor is hosting his regular 40th Ward Town Hall sessions for reside...

...for Bowmanville is this coming Monday July 28th at 7pm at Rogers Park Montessori School (1800 W Balmoral Ave). With him will be our police commander, ward superintendent and a Buildings Dept rep to...

28 hours ago

Beautiful Orange Kitten Needs Forever Home

Looking for a new kitten who is neutered, up to date on shots, and a real snuggler? Martin is your guy. Martin was saved by Famous Fido from Chicago Animal Care and Control. He is a very sweet and affectionate cat who loves to curl up next to you at night. He is being fostered in a home with a couple of 2 other cats and 2 small dogs and get along with everyone very nicely. If you are interested in adopting this gorgeous guy or now someone who is please visit famousfidorescue.com and fill out an adoption application. Or send me a message. Thanks!

37 hours ago

Updated 32 hours ago

Looking for steel deck contractors

Hi,

We are thinking about adding a deck onto our residence and wondered if any neighbors out there had a good experience with contractors who install steel decks.

TIA (which my teenage nephew tells me is short for "Thanks in advance").

  • SBloom architect, dad and a half, 25 years north side

    Since the wood porch collapse disaster, the City rewrote and upgraded the building requirements for wood porches which made constructing wood porches considerably more expensive. Steel decks are still more expensive, but when you factor in life cycle maintenance costs, steel is now competitive. I'm hoping I don't get a mini stroke when the bids come back.

    Also, If you use steel, the deck can be built tighter to the lot line. According to code, wood decks need to be 6' from the lot line.

  • We rebuilt our wood deck a few years ago - it was a pain. The requirements are really strict now, and were so recently changed that our contractor didn't really understand them (he was a crummy contractor too, that didn't help) and we kept getting conflicting info from the inspectors. I don't doubt steel decks are competitive now. The only downside would be, there are probably less contractors that do them, so it may be hard to get good quotes.

2 days ago

Updated 36 hours ago

Need apartment for Aug. 1

Hi all,

I know this is cutting things really close, but I spent the first half of July in the hospital so couldn't get out to look at apartments then. I also know this isn't primarily a real estate site, but I'm hoping that maybe my neighbors can help me out!

I am looking for a studio or 1 bedroom, move-in Aug 1 (or even better Jul. 31)... Price range is approx. 900/under, but that's somewhat flexible.

Would be happy...

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Hi all,

I know this is cutting things really close, but I spent the first half of July in the hospital so couldn't get out to look at apartments then. I also know this isn't primarily a real estate site, but I'm hoping that maybe my neighbors can help me out!

I am looking for a studio or 1 bedroom, move-in Aug 1 (or even better Jul. 31)... Price range is approx. 900/under, but that's somewhat flexible.

Would be happy with Ravenswood, Andersonville, Edgewater, Uptown, North Center– As long as the area is safe and convenient to CTA (bus or L- red line would be great) I'm pretty flexible on location.

If anyone has a rental, or can point me to a listing, I'd be very grateful.

Thanks! B

38 hours ago

Steep Theatre Sizzles With “A Small Fire”

Steep Theater’s smoldering current production is the Chicago premiere of A Small Fire by David Bock.  Director Joanie Schultz, Artistic Associate, undertakes this her fifth play at Steep straight after directing the Goodman Theater’s production of Venus in Fur by David Ives.  Schultz and Steep reunite since their last hit at Steep in 2012 with […]

38 hours ago

Man Shot, Killed Last Night 5200 Block Of Kenmore

Last night an unidentified man was shot in the chest and killed on the 5200 block of Kenmore (approximately 5214). According to police the man in his 20s or 30s, was shot at 9:54p.m and the Cook County Medical Examiner stated that he was pronounced dead at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center at 10:24p.m . There […]

2 days ago

Updated 45 hours ago

Was There a Shooting on the 5200 block of N Kenmore?

Walked my dog around 10:45 pm and N Kenmore was blocked off to foot and vehicle traffic. Several police cars with lights flashing and officers looking for what I am assuming were shell casings. A bystander told me there was a shooting. Does anyone else know what happened?

2 days ago

Updated 46 hours ago

Where to replace mortise lock keys

We have an old house that has mortise locks. We do not have enough keys. Does anyone know who can replace keys for this lock? I tried Devon & Clark hardware, but they couldn't.

One of the keys has "Collier Lock" stamped on it. Does anyone know if they still have a storefront? Yelp lists it as 6142 N Clark, but that is a residential building.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Great cook and good with kids needs room to rent

Looking to rent a room near my job in Ravenswood (or on L/bus lines to get me there). It is a small entrepreneurial company who helps nonprofits with digital marketing, so money is still tight and can only afford to pay up to $450. I'm quiet, easy going and happy to contribute in other ways:

* Am a great cook--healthy and tasty meals usually--but can also make the "comfort foods" we all love too.

* Some child care--as the eldest...

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Looking to rent a room near my job in Ravenswood (or on L/bus lines to get me there). It is a small entrepreneurial company who helps nonprofits with digital marketing, so money is still tight and can only afford to pay up to $450. I'm quiet, easy going and happy to contribute in other ways:

* Am a great cook--healthy and tasty meals usually--but can also make the "comfort foods" we all love too.

* Some child care--as the eldest of 7, helped raise my younger siblings, plus recently I've taken care of my friends' kids when they've gone out for the evening & when they've gone to Europe for 2 weeks. Can provide references

* Have 20+ years in sales & marketing, so if you need some help with marketing your business--or just need someone to type your manuscript--happy to help.

* Some personal care assistance--worked in a hospital many years ago plus experience working with family members who have challenges (my 25 year old niece was born with a neural tube disorder and my aunt had ALS)--so could provide some assistance to you.

I'm a nonsmoker and I don't drink (food allergy). My cat is quiet and shy--and we are looking to move by August 1st. Look forward to meeting you!

  • I might be able to help you out. I live in Andersonville and am looking for someone to share my condo. Is there an email address where I can give you more info? Thanks.

  • If you click on the OPs name, you can send her an email. You'll find the link near the bottom/right of the screen.

  • I'm having trouble sending you an email via "EveryBlock." Basically, I have a two story condo, the entire second floor could be yours if there's interest. You'd have your own bedroom, bathroom, flat screen tv, entertaining space and office. I'm a 61-year old semi-retired single gay man. I have two small dogs which shouldn't be an issue if we keep the animals on their respective floors. If you have interest, I can be reached at stevekmetko@gmail.com. I don't smoke or drink.

2 days ago

Volunteers Needed for EdgeFest -- August 2 & 3

The Edgewater Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for our annual summer street festival, EdgeFest! EdgeFest will take place August 2 and 3 on Broadway between Thorndale and Ardmore. We'll have 2 stages with music, an interactive kids' tent with games and crafts, local food vendors and artists, and karaoke on the South Stage on Saturday night!

We are looking for volunteers to help pull off a great event! We have openings in the beer tent, at the Chamber table, and helping run the Bridgeview Bank money booth game.

If you are interested in volunteering, please email ally@edgewater.org indicating your name, desired placement, and desired day.

For more information about EdgeFest, visit http://edgewater.org/edgefest

Apr 16 2012

Updated 2 days ago

Maintenance Entering Your Apartment Without Permission

I've lived at the same building for a better part of five years (Leland and Winchester) and came home to this (photo). My shoes RIGHT at my front door, all neatly lined up.
I left this morning through the front door so obviously no way I would have placed them there.
I came home through the back door this evening, and the second I saw them I freaked out a bit.
Nothing was stolen that I know of. My credit card and jewelry are here, TV is still here...so I'm assuming it was a creepy-ass maintenance person.
Has anyone ever experienced this? Who DOES THAT?!?! Fricking creepy to the n'th degree. UGH.

  • KJinEdgewater edgewater renter

    What if your landlord's realtor not only does a showing without notice but then leaves your door unlocked? Yeah. True story.

  • In Chicago, a municipal ordinance [Chapter 5-12] known the Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance ("RLTO" -- see http://www.tenants-rights.org/residential-landlord-tenant-ordinance/) prohibits entry to dwelling units absent exigent circumstances [i.e.,a broken water pipe, etc] or unless mngt provides a 48-hour notice. If entry is made to a dwelling unit, a written is required to be provided.
    It's not a suggestion for building managers. It's a protection from managers and is a law. A law. A law.

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6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Gunshots around 9:15 Thursday night

Did anyone else hear gunshots near the alley east of winnemac and damen? Sounded like about 5-6 shots. When I peeked out my blinds (like a scaredy cat) all I saw were rats scattering. Just curious if I was the only one who heard it.

  • DGA

    I know for sure it was gun shots. There was someone in extreme close proximity to where the shots were released. The identity of the shooter was unknown to the person. And to protect the identity of the witness who was not the target, but by happen stance was very close to the incidence, I will not comment any futher.

  • George F in Ravenswood displaced New Yorker

    You can tell your friend he could' have made an anonymous call to 911 and given out a detailed description of the shooter or victim. Victim's usually know who's after them.

4 days ago

Ruff Haus Pets Comes To Granville, Pet Adoptions Today!

The Summer has been bursting with news of some great new businesses opening in Edgewater and Andersonville. Yesterday was the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the new location for Ruff Haus pets at 1206 W. Granville. Alderman Harry Osterman was on hand with his new pup Willye to welcome owner Rich Forsythe to the neighborhood at the event.

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

roof and gutter recs

Looking for a roofing company for an estimate on some work we need.

I searched everyblock and almost nothing came up.

Jul 16

Updated 4 days ago

Ravenswood Metra Stop

Can we get some signs posted on the Northbound side telling people trying to get on at Ravenswood to GET OUT OF THE WAY of people exiting the train? Every day when I get off the train, there are around twenty to thirty people who stand in the middle of the platform waiting to board and it's a huge mess. With only one exit off the platform, it would be great if people trying to get on the train could wait at the far end of the platform - completely out of the way.

  • Adam writer

    My point in posting this was to see if others were feeling the same frustrations as I was. I genuinely feel that if people were to wait at the north end of the platform, this wouldn't be a problem. The front cars on the train are rarely full. Obviously, this...

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    My point in posting this was to see if others were feeling the same frustrations as I was. I genuinely feel that if people were to wait at the north end of the platform, this wouldn't be a problem. The front cars on the train are rarely full. Obviously, this is a failure in Metra's part for only creating one exit, which I'm sure is a fire or safety hazard... particularly during the madness of Ravinia rush hour.

    But I agree, simple courtesy from the passengers waiting to board would be great. Just line up against the fence to allow people to pass freely, instead of standing in the middle of the platform.

    Thanks for reading my rant.

  • Thanks for posting this. Getting out of that temporary station at rush hour is a fire hazard waiting to happen. It's especially bad when the Ravinia crowd obstructs the doors instead of letting the passengers off first, as you stated. At least the old station had more than one exit.

    And if that new station ever opens, it looks like it might have more than one way out. IF it ever opens. Anyone know when that is?!?

4 days ago

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5 days ago

New Dog Store on Granville

Heads Up - Grand Opening today - Friday July 18th - "Ruff Haus Pets" 1206 W Granville just behind Granville Gallery - supplies for pets includes pet food, toys, poop bags, treats and other great items for your Pet. Grand Opening Ceremony included Alderman Osterman, Sara who is his New Business Development manager and the Executive Director of the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce. Stop by and welcome this new business to Edgewater. This is a convenient business addition to the Northside of Edgewater serving residents on either side of Broadway.

5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Multi family indoor white elephant sale this Saturday only!

Multi family indoor white elephant/garage sale, this Saturday 7/19 inside the Captain's Walk @ 6033 N Sheridan from 11 am to 3 pm. Lots of girls clothing (Gap, Mini Boden etc) women's clothing, household items, jewelry and much more. One day only!!

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