3 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Found: chubby orange housecat

This cat was hanging out on the sidewalk in front of 4447 N Wolcott. It was very friendly, well fed and didn't seem like an outside cat. I couldn't take it in so he's still outside. It went into the gated alley next to the building so I'm hoping it knows how to stay safe. It was cold but seemed ok for now.

7 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Bring Drop runs your errands.

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  • W60660 Neighborhood blogger and activist

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  • What a Ned Flanders you are!

3 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Graffiti Removal and Prevention

This would drive you crazy too! It's two steps forward and 15 backwards.... so I recently called the City of Chicago for the 400th time ( yep!) they=Graffiti Busters did their part and removed this mess on the walls! Then I applied Sherwin-Williams anti-graffiti covering. Still working but the creeps got on the roof and tagged the bricks surrounding the skylight.... now everyone on the Brown Line "L" can see their handwork! I am at wits end!!!! Up to the...

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This would drive you crazy too! It's two steps forward and 15 backwards.... so I recently called the City of Chicago for the 400th time ( yep!) they=Graffiti Busters did their part and removed this mess on the walls! Then I applied Sherwin-Williams anti-graffiti covering. Still working but the creeps got on the roof and tagged the bricks surrounding the skylight.... now everyone on the Brown Line "L" can see their handwork! I am at wits end!!!! Up to the roof on Monday to cover that with paint and apply the anti-graffiti covering....cross your fingers! If anyone sees these creeps please call the police, we think it is the same group of bad-boys that beat up the Baker at Beans and Bagels but we are not sure. Do not put yourself in harms way....but call the police! Thanks!!!

  • i think you're inhaling too many fumes.

  • TOKE is a Lincoln Square regular tagger. This "artist" has done nothing in the neighborhood worth keeping, so 311 online reporting continues with responsiveness on the part of Graffiti Blasters. The work shown in the photo has been the most elaborate of his/her works that I've seen this year; which...

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    TOKE is a Lincoln Square regular tagger. This "artist" has done nothing in the neighborhood worth keeping, so 311 online reporting continues with responsiveness on the part of Graffiti Blasters. The work shown in the photo has been the most elaborate of his/her works that I've seen this year; which is not saying much and resembles sophomoric skill. This joke might live around Oakley, the epicenter of tagging. Though, his/her tagging is an eyesore, I do not know how one makes the leap to the Bagel and Beans crime and find the accusation irresponsible.

4 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Eyebrow Threading

Are there any good eyebrow threading places around Lincoln Square/Ravenswood? I used to go to a great lady down in Lakeview, but I just can't get there as easily anymore and my eyebrows look a little scary!! Alternatively, someone who gives a quality wax would also work - basically I need these caterpillars off my face. :) Thanks.

  • Yep. They shape just as well if not better than waxing. And for me, having sensitive skin, I don't look red for more than an hour. With waxing, my skin would be red for almost a week!

  • loraine t washington 5 yr. resident

    Thanks.

15 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Tire thief?

Saw a newer Honda on bricks this morning. Is their a possible tire and rim thief in the area near Montrose and Winchester?

  • ChiGuy814 One Goal

    Yanqing- I saw a couple accessing the glove box, carefully mind you while on cell phones. So I assume authorities are involved.

  • This happened to another Honda Fit right in front of my building (Paulina & Ainsle), a couple of years ago. The police told the owner that the Fit has the same wheel size as some typical gangbanger car (I think it was old Honda Civics), so theft of the wheels is somewhat common.

Oct 04 2012

Updated 7 hours ago

Andersonville Yelling Guy

Hey neighbors. I'm wondering if anyone has any info on Yelling Guy, who hangs out in Andersonville and can be heard yelling at all hours of day, particularly late night while walking the alleys. He is a middle aged black man with a beard and wearing rags, probably homeless. I've lived in the area for years and he has been a constant during that time. I've never seen or heard of him doing anything violent, have actually heard he may...

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Hey neighbors. I'm wondering if anyone has any info on Yelling Guy, who hangs out in Andersonville and can be heard yelling at all hours of day, particularly late night while walking the alleys. He is a middle aged black man with a beard and wearing rags, probably homeless. I've lived in the area for years and he has been a constant during that time. I've never seen or heard of him doing anything violent, have actually heard he may have tourettes, but I am not so sure as police I've talked to in passing have said crack can make you do things like that as well. Additionally, I have seen him inside neighborhood businesses being quiet as a mouse and I was not aware that tourettes could be controlled by will (maybe I'm wrong).

Anyway, after all that ramble, I am wondering what the deal is because, while I suspect he is probably harmless, I am incredibly tired of being woken up by him screaming outside of my apartment in the middle of the night. Last night he had me up from 1-2:30 - I have to get up at 5:30 so this is just totally unacceptable. He was also outside of my place about 2 weeks ago at 3 am - I had fallen asleep on the couch and was afraid to take my dog out to pee when I awoke at that time because of his presence, as he was not only yelling but he was hitting himself in the head - and there was no one around. I actually waited until he shuffled down the alley to go outside and then he came back (!) while I was out there and scared the crap out of me.

So I guess I'm looking for info and suggestions. Should I be calling 911 to come pick this guy up every time he is screaming? Is anyone else bothered by him? I hate to call the police on someone who may have a mental illness and isn't harming anyone, but I'm tired and, sorry, he's scary as all heck looking. What to do?

  • Julia Z-N Andersonville Dog Mama

    David,AKA The Yelling Guy,has hurt people in the past. He assaulted someone who used to give him money several years ago and was jailed for 6 or 7 months. He can be quite lucid and friendly at times. I have prayed that David would find peace for years. He won't...

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    David,AKA The Yelling Guy,has hurt people in the past. He assaulted someone who used to give him money several years ago and was jailed for 6 or 7 months. He can be quite lucid and friendly at times. I have prayed that David would find peace for years. He won't go to shelters because he is paranoid. It is believed he is a paranoid schizophrenic and it is unknown whether he takes his meds or not. This man could be a poster person for the failure of our mental health system.

  • smartypants LifeLongCityGirl

    Gary, see Julia's point. Yes, it is Some of these A Ville people who do not seek shelter when available....Again, due to obvious mental illness. I had to call the paramedics one winter for "barking guy" because his right hand was developing serious frostbite.
    Julia Z-N, good point. When my first child was an infant he was burned by the cigarette of one of these regular guys sort of falling into our stroller to "say hello."

4 days ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Halloween Kids events in the area?

Any upcoming Halloween events for the kids in the Edgewater/Andersonville area? Thanks!

15 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Dog Bite

Hi neighbors, my husband was out on his morning run this morning and a large dog bite him. He noticed a woman with a small dog and a large dog on the sidewalk so he gave distance and ran on the parkway to avoid the woman and the dogs. The larger dog pulled away from his owner and bite through two layers of clothing and broke skin. He exchanged numbers and is on his way to the ER.

Any suggestions on the next steps?

Oct 09

Updated 11 hours ago

Gas fireplace repair

Pilot light is working on my gas fireplace but ventless logs won't ignite. Anyone know a person/place that comes out for this type of repair? Yelp doesn't have much. Thanks.

  • Chica-go Livin' and lovin' in Edgewater Glen

    JJ, Did you end up working with any of these recos? I need help with my ventless, too.
    Thanks!

  • Betsy is right on the money. I experienced the same problem last year, and I wish I had known that I could have cleaned out the pipes myself. I had American Heritage do it, after several other companies either declined to service my fireplace model (the company went out of business a few years ago) or proved to be incompetent.

11 hours ago

Found Pre paid card

Hi Everyone,

Found a pre-paid Visa card on Winthrop just south of Hollywood this morning, 10/22.

Hopefully it is a card that was used up and carelessly tossed on the ground. (I could not get in touch with customer service via the number on the back, as I obviously don't have the appropriate pin number).

Was going to shred it, but in the off chance it has someone's living expenses on it, wanted to check here first.

So if it is yours, email with the last 4 digits and I'll get it back to you.

11 hours ago

Andersonville’s Famous ‘Landmark’ Closing But Space Remains Local

The famous and long time Andersonville favorite, The Landmark will be closing this week with their last day open to the public on Sunday, October 26. Located at 5245 N Clark St, the establishment has been a loved staple in the community and sustained for 30 years of business. Owned and run by the wildly-adored Jan Baxter, […]

Oct 13

Updated 12 hours ago

2:30 AM on 10/13

I was woken up at 2:30 in the morning on Monday 10/13 to the sound of a women screaming for help. I live on a high floor in a high rise and sadly was not able to do anything. It sounded like she was near Berwyn and Kenmore area. I did see several cops flood the area a few minutes later. Does anyone know what happened?

  • So I just saw this post in the crime reports, I wonder if this is what I heard:

    Robbery: Strongarm: no weapon / Sidewalk
    5200 block N. Kenmore Ave. October 13, 2014 @ 2:30 a.m.

  • Ricky Coogin North Andersonville

    I wish there were more details about these crimes.

13 hours ago

Mangal?

Anyone know why Mangal has been closed the past couple of evenings?

Mar 09

Updated 13 hours ago

Curb your dog...

Now that the snow is melting, it's becoming more obvious that *some* dog owners really didn't want to take the time to clean up after their dogs. I understand that it has been a cold and snowy winter, but it shouldn't change your level of responsibility as respectable owners. It is bad enough that at the end of the sidewalk leading out of building complexes is the landing strip for all of the dog urine in the world, but I...

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Now that the snow is melting, it's becoming more obvious that *some* dog owners really didn't want to take the time to clean up after their dogs. I understand that it has been a cold and snowy winter, but it shouldn't change your level of responsibility as respectable owners. It is bad enough that at the end of the sidewalk leading out of building complexes is the landing strip for all of the dog urine in the world, but I could look past that if the steaming piles were removed.

The area in particular that I'm referring to is on Wolcott, north of Montrose, south of Sunnyside on the east side of the road. There are probably a dozen big dog turds laying on the snow and even one on the sidewalk. Some new, some old and crusty. It's disgusting. If I had small children, I'd be pissed as these are not "road verges"(?) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Road_verge) that I'd want my kids walking on or playing on.

It is at the point where the next nice day I'm going to go out there and clean it up myself. I'm just sick of seeing it.

  • How about a Park Spark to start the education process, Elliott S? http://parksparkproject.com/home.html

  • Phil L, the city certainly is still baiting, in fact they came through a week or so ago and baited along some of the alleyways in St. Ben's. Here's a number you can call if you can point them toward specific evidence of rat infestation (for example, small holes in the ground that lead to their burrows and tunnelways). They will bait inside the hole and seal it off, so pets in the area should be safe. Just give them the location of the spot. The number is 312-742-7287.

16 hours ago

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3 days ago

Updated 22 hours ago

Suggestions for a 2 year old/ classes/ activities thank you

Hello,

I am new to the neighborhood and I'm having a hard time finding activities for my toddler. We do go to the Old town school of music for an occasional class but was wondering if there's any other ones around. Yelp is not helping me at the moment. Any suggestions would be appreciated? Thank you :)

27 hours ago

Music Lessons

Hi All!

I teach beginning piano lessons to ages 5+ and voice lessons to ages 11+, and am looking for more students in the area. I can teach out of my apartment in Edgewater, or come to you.

I have a Bachelor's and a Master's in music performance, have been teaching for 8 years, and also run a children's choir, do opera outreach, direct children's theater, and am working which Chicago Opera Theater and CPS on an awesome opera project, just to give you a bit of background.

Feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions!

2 days ago

Updated 28 hours ago

To the Jerk on the Vintage Motorcycle - using the bike lanes

Bike lanes are for Bicycles - even if your under powered one stroke vintage motorcycle is slower than a bicycle... YOU do not belong in the bicycle lane!

To the scooter people YOU don't belong in the bicycle lane EITHER! You are not a bicycle - and YOU should be stopping for stop signs and not zigzagging around traffic - YOU are a motor vehicle - just like my car or my Harley

knock it off

ok that felt better...

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Bike lanes are for Bicycles - even if your under powered one stroke vintage motorcycle is slower than a bicycle... YOU do not belong in the bicycle lane!

To the scooter people YOU don't belong in the bicycle lane EITHER! You are not a bicycle - and YOU should be stopping for stop signs and not zigzagging around traffic - YOU are a motor vehicle - just like my car or my Harley

knock it off

ok that felt better

and before the bashing - I own a '73 Honda, a Ducati (sport bike please don't use the term crotch rocket and a Harley) so I get the need for speed - and keeping yourself safe - I was recently a victim of a car deciding that my lane on 90 was what he wanted and he took me out at 70 mph. So I get it that cars don't pay attention - but your actions are a) illegal and b) gives motorcycles a bad rep

and for the cars that have road rage - remember - "Cars have bumpers - Bikers have bones"

  • Herecomestheman Character assassin.

    How about you bike riders stay off the sidewalks,and follow the traffic laws.

  • Staying off sidewalks and following traffic laws is the right idea. I ride that way. I think a lot of the sidewalk riding comes about because so many streets are terrifying to ride, especially if you are not experienced. It's often hard for cyclists to find safe routes unless they...

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    Staying off sidewalks and following traffic laws is the right idea. I ride that way. I think a lot of the sidewalk riding comes about because so many streets are terrifying to ride, especially if you are not experienced. It's often hard for cyclists to find safe routes unless they know the streets in excruciating detail. I know people who ride the wrong way down one-way side streets because there are no decently quiet streets going in the direction they need to go. I don't do this, but then again I don't mind going far out of my way when I'm riding.

31 hours ago

Edgewater Theaters Produce Work for the Visually Impaired: Steep’s “The Vandal”

I am a blind woman who is well past the age to join AARP. Going to movies meant one needed to be told what was happening on the screen. The same, until recently, occurred with live theater.  Now one only needs to visit Edgewater theaters such as Raven Theatre on Clark or Steep Theatre on […]

Oct 08

Updated 33 hours ago

Whole Foods on Broadway

Hello!

I see that they are making great progress at the Whole Foods on Broadway and Glenlake, they have the whole store gutted.

Does anyone one know if they are still on track to open in Early 2015? I have not heard anything from the Alderman's Office.

  • What does that have to do with Whole Foods? Get out of here!

  • ERussell Edgewater resident and dog owner

    Wowwwwww. Simmer down.

    Peter, there was a recent community meeting. It looks like April of 2015. They did get a liquor license, so there will be the new usual pub/grill type stuff there. I wish it would open sooner, too! No more drives, however short, to Evanston to shop there.

2 days ago

Updated 37 hours ago

Leather alterations

Anybody know a rep. leather alteration person? I purchased a $$$ leather jacket for the ms. and the sleeves are a little long. Stopped by the new cleaner at the Damen brown line and she didn't know.
Don't trust my Montrose guy. Any suggs? Willing to travel, city of course.

5 days ago

Updated 38 hours ago

Lost kitty? Muddled orange and grey tabby with a bell collar Paulina/Balmoral

Just had the sweetest encounter with a shivering kitty. Paulina & Balmoral at 10pm If this is your cat please let him in the door. He ran straight up to me and jumped in my arms shivering. People it is gonna be 40 degrees tonight. All cats indoors! Cat ran slipped away and back out he went.

  • 60660Gal loves Edgewater,

    I have said this on numerous threads numerous times--Tree House and every other no kill shelter have VERY long waiting lists-- Nickolas I think it is great you are concerned about the cat but please don't think you can just drop it off at a no kill because it doesn't work that way. (any doubts just call any no kill and see what they say)

  • Good point! Thanks for the tip!

4 days ago

Updated 40 hours ago

TV Repair

Does anyone know of a TV repair shop that works on (and has parts for) older, picture tube model TV's? I have an older Sharp TV that I really like - but the picture tube finally gave out. I'd like have it repaired, even though I know I could easily buy a new TV, probably for what it will cost to repair it. I already have several newer, flat screen TV's, but this one's my favorite. Any recommendations would be appreciated. Prefer someone in the Edgewater/Andersonville, Rogers Park area, but I'm willing to venture out of the neighborhood for someone reputable.

  • Aram- Minas TV & Video owner- Edgewater neighbor for 44 years

    Feel free to call anytime 773-764-0726 to discuss details, we are open everyday.

  • I have been a Minus customer for many years. Totally honest and fair!!!

40 hours ago

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3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Yard waste??

I tried searching our fair City's website to confirm but all links appear to be broken (great...). Where are we to put the yard waste and fallen leaves? Are we required to use brown bags? Blue bags are gone, and brown bags get wet. We don't put in recycle bin right?I would mulch but we don't have a big backyard.

  • I'm a gardener and I would actually love some bagged leaves for compost (provided that they weren't raked off a treated lawn). If you want to get rid of them before November, I'll take them off your hands!

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    We leave the leaves on the lawn, garden and ground cover

2 days ago

New Restaurant Coming to Granville, Revival Social Club

M. Henrietta on Granville in Edgewater closed a few weeks ago, and many brunch fans were sad to see them close their doors. But the sadness will soon be gone, when the replacement restaurant opens up in less than a month! In it’s place, Edgewater will be getting the Revival Social Club, a restaurant bar combo […]

Jan 09 2013

Updated 2 days ago

Seeking Painter Referrals

I'm looking for referrals for painters (at a reasonable price) for a 1,900sf condo in Edgewater. Ideally, I'd like to start with a high-level estimate on the phone if possible.

  • I used Green Tree Painting last year for a similarly sized condo and was very happy with them -- high work quality, nice folks and didn't leave a mess: http://www.greentreepaintingdesign.com/

  • Tad1232000 Edgewater Transplant

    What ever you do don't use Bill Baker at Happy Home Repair, you won't be happy. He skipped out without finishing the job and broke a radiator in the process. Rather than helping to solve the problem he just skipped out and almost had to get the police involved to resolve when he wouldn't give the keys back. What ever you do realize you get what you pay for. He did have cheap prices, but it showed in his lack of professionalism.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Handyman/woman needed

Does anyone have any recommendations for a good handyman/woman? I just need help installing some ikea curtains and rod and I don't own a drill or have a good working knowledge of how to do this sort of thing. Pretty straightforward job. Any recs would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

  • Taskrabbit is a good place to look for handymen/women, too.

  • Bruce at 773-474-0617. He lives in Edgewater and can do all kinds of home handyman stuff.

Jun 19

Updated 2 days ago

Homeless

Was a little upset by the act of a obvious homeless man yesterday @Jewel-Osco on Bway near Foster. There are normally a couple or so "homeless" people hanging arund the entrance to this store. No one seems to shoo them off & they are not basically violent or harrassing anyone that I have seen until yesterday. We were putting our groceries into our car when a man came up & started loading our vehicle for us & then demanded/requested some...

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Was a little upset by the act of a obvious homeless man yesterday @Jewel-Osco on Bway near Foster. There are normally a couple or so "homeless" people hanging arund the entrance to this store. No one seems to shoo them off & they are not basically violent or harrassing anyone that I have seen until yesterday. We were putting our groceries into our car when a man came up & started loading our vehicle for us & then demanded/requested some money for the "service" also stating that he would return the basket to the store. Of course, I don't have any cash money on me & declined his request. I hope this does not become a common occurance. I should have called the store to complain I suppose.

  • Ricky Coogin North Andersonville

    I wish people in Andersonville would stop giving money to the homeless. I know people feel sorry for them, but there are plenty of social services; giving them money just invites them to set up permanent camp in our neighborhood. The one I'm thinking of specifically used to hang out...

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    I wish people in Andersonville would stop giving money to the homeless. I know people feel sorry for them, but there are plenty of social services; giving them money just invites them to set up permanent camp in our neighborhood. The one I'm thinking of specifically used to hang out by the eastern wall of Jewel and beg for money; when he got enough, he'd go buy beer and drink it right out on the sidewalk (making sure to leave the empty beer can on the ground even though there's a garbage can 20 feet away). I talked to him once and he told me he had a permanent place to stay, and not a shelter, either.

    He seems to have migrated south a few blocks since the summer...now he sits in front of the market around Balmoral/Clark.

  • A polite No Thank You always works for me.

2 days ago

Wanted: Little Red Wagon

Hey Neighbors!

Looking for a little red wagon to pull my daughter around in -

...she's 2 so we've graduated from the smaller Red Rider -

...if anyone has one that they would like to sell or swap - please let me know.

Would prefer a wooden one.

Best!

2 days ago

Teacher looking for nanny share or home daycare in Edgewater/Andersonville

I'll be heading back to work in January, and I'm trying to find childcare for my daughter, who will be 4 months old. I'd love to find either a nearby family who would be interested in a nanny share, or a reliable in-home daycare. I work as a teacher, so ideally we are looking for care from January to June with the plan on continuing in the fall when the school year resumes. Please comment if you're interested.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

heard gunshots

Awakened by gunshots this morning at 5:20. Called 911, and police response was pretty quick. Anyone else hear, or know what happened??

  • My husband and I heard them as well.

  • Melpann Resident

    I heard two, I wasn't sure if it was gun shots or firecrackers.

2 days ago

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Oct 15

Updated 2 days ago

Pilates classes

I want to start taking classes in pilates. I want to see if anyone has had a very positive experience, so I can check them out, or a very negative experience, so I can avoid them.
I am looking for group classes.

  • Ann

    Hi Maibu Pat,
    I loved Pilates Chicago.It's on Morse in Rogers Park just west of Sheridan. The people there are incredibly knowledgeable, friendly, down to earth and affordable. They were a tremendous help when I broke my knee several years ago-not only got my body working better than any physical...

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    Hi Maibu Pat,
    I loved Pilates Chicago.It's on Morse in Rogers Park just west of Sheridan. The people there are incredibly knowledgeable, friendly, down to earth and affordable. They were a tremendous help when I broke my knee several years ago-not only got my body working better than any physical therapist I had previously but also gave me the confidence to realize that I could do way more with my body to get it working in new ways than I thought possible-beyond just the knee issue. Matt and Jen are terrific! Check them out.

  • Malibu Pat Edgewater Dog person

    Thanks Ann!! I will check them out.

  • Pilates center of Chicago is listed at 4011 n ravenswood (at Irving park) and is fabulous! Alicia, Laura and mary are excellent

Oct 13

Updated 3 days ago

Crazy Neighbor

An older woman recently moved in around the block. She yells at anyone whose dog uses the bathroom on the lawn area that borders the street and sidewalk, which is outside her window. I understand that this is not her property, the city owns it. Recently she was outside following me and pouring bleach all over the grass. My husband has seen her sprinkling what we hope is only red pepper. None of this has stopped the dogs from using...

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An older woman recently moved in around the block. She yells at anyone whose dog uses the bathroom on the lawn area that borders the street and sidewalk, which is outside her window. I understand that this is not her property, the city owns it. Recently she was outside following me and pouring bleach all over the grass. My husband has seen her sprinkling what we hope is only red pepper. None of this has stopped the dogs from using the bathroom on this stretch of grass. All of us dog owners are getting fed up with her harassment and we are worried she is going to start putting poison on the grass. We don't know if we should call the police or what to do. Has anyone been in this situation? Any advice? Is this legal what she is doing?

  • SpamAlert Spamophobic

    I think Aron is just new to "social" media.

  • Aron Long tlme Lincoln sq home owner

    Mandal I love everyblock .It adds amusement to my day .

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Bunny-proof fencing materials needed

Hi,

I have an edible garden plot that I'd like to protect from bunnies and other critters. Does anyone have extra fencing material that they don't need or something that can be repurposed for a fence, like pet gates/baby gates or wire shelving? The garden plot is 8ft x 4fx, so I don't need a lot of material. I know to check thrift stores and have posted on Freecycle.

Thanks!

  • chrisfinn bornagain chicagoan

    I don't have any material for you but, back a few years ago we lived in a very small town & had a problem with skunks. Instead of letting a co-worker get rid of them we tried the following. We blew up & filled balloons with water and placed them densely in the area affected. Believe it or not it did send the skunks on their way, I know how this sounds but sometimes simple crazy solutions work.

  • Catherine Animal Care Giver and Personal Organizer

    I don't think water balloons will work in my case, but that's an interesting story on how to scare away skunks without getting sprayed.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Pastry Chef from Beans n Bagels

Has anyone heard how the pastry chef from Beans n Bagels is doing now? I heard there would be a kickstarter campaign to help him while he's out of work because he was injured. But I never heard any more about that. Has anyone heard anything about how he is or about raising money to help him?

  • Their Facebook page had some updates a while ago- surgery went well. You might check for more details there.

  • I was there this morning and asked about him. She said he is doing well, but he's in France right now. I didn't want to press further.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Graffit and the cure?!?

I seem to have ended the graffiti that has plagued my building at Wilson and Wolcott .
( over 400 times this has happened!) I went to Sherwin Williams Paint Co. and ordered their anti-graffiti covering. If you are having a similar problem this might be the solution. It is quite pricey, About $105.00 per gallon. Your surface needs to be cleaned by the "Graffiti Buster" first before you apply the covering. My piece of mind was worth the cost. I will up-date you if I see this hasn't worked, but for now we are golden! YEAH!

  • The Crusty Pirate Old crotchety pirate captain (retired)

    Another possible solution could be 'green walls'

    http://goo.gl/ltX9DG <-- green walls google image search

    The paint is intriguing though... i may use it in conjunction with 'green walls'.

  • The Crusty Pirate Old crotchety pirate captain (retired)

    I'm inclined to think that any surface that doesn't present itself as a clean flat canvas would deter an aspiring 'artist'.

    It would be an interesting hypothesis to test - using flat surfaces (control), corrugated surfaces, vegetated surface (green walls), open slatted surfaces, surface filled with holes, surfaces that are already randomly colored, highly textured surfaces, etc.... anything to 'break the canvas' and make it less palatable.

    - someone go try that ; )

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Living life on the edge

I am in Rogers Park. Will I make it to the safety of Ravenswood without hearing a loud bang?

  • sidishus miscreant

    From UU facebook

    More gunfire very early this morning (3:30-ish...apparently...I heard some kind of police response around that time) in the Clarendon Wilson area...

    Again.

    Also from the Uptown Update FB page:

    "Just a heads up. There was a robbery/beating that took place on magnolia just south of argyle around 6:00 this evening [Friday]. Group of 5 younger black males jumped a man and stole his phone then took off running. Be aware when walking home from work."

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HwTpFEuY8I

  • MandaLeigh Here I Is.

    Is everyone on EB drunk tonight or something? My feed is so weird.

  • bjw

    That depends on if you make it without hearing a loud bang in RP!

3 days ago

I too was jolted up at five twenty...

I hope just shots and no one injured. sounded like it was right outside my window.

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