29 hours ago

Updated 16 min ago

Metal scrap place?

Hi Neighbors! Does anyone know of a junk collector or metal scrap place that would take my portable dishwasher (that it seems is too expensive to fix)? I would like to get some money for it...

  • Neighborly1~ Values community.

    If anyone knows of a metal scrapper or metal guy who has a phone number I would appreciate it.

  • earth911 website has a location for recycling everything you can imagine. there is a scrap metal place in Goose Island, the website will tell you exact address.

18 min ago

BP Holdings Tax Management on Taxes and their Original Intents

Tax is designed to generate enough revenue to sustain essential public service, such as public safety, civil infrastructure for communication and transportation and basic health services. When you see a government hospital, you know your taxes support the upkeep of that institution. And when you see soldiers fighting in battlefields, you can be sure tax money went into training them and keeping them fit and equipped to preserve our national security.

As essential as tax is to our national existence,...

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Tax is designed to generate enough revenue to sustain essential public service, such as public safety, civil infrastructure for communication and transportation and basic health services. When you see a government hospital, you know your taxes support the upkeep of that institution. And when you see soldiers fighting in battlefields, you can be sure tax money went into training them and keeping them fit and equipped to preserve our national security.

As essential as tax is to our national existence, many do not know the true value of what taxes can do other than what we have mentioned above. Here are some generally unknown facts about taxes and what you need to do to make full use of their benefits:

Taxes should not favour one group over another

Taxes are intended to be neutral and must not cater to any one sector or group of people over another. Neither should it impose or interfere with individual decision-making.

What this signifies is that taxes, as they were originally conceived, had an altruistic purpose meant to benefit people equally without favoring any individual or any societal unit. It is a fund to provide services and public amenities for all people alike. So, whether you earn only so much or make millions, you walk or drive over the same road or bridge that taxes helped to build. We cannot discount the goodwill and welfare taxes have brought to both ancient and modern societies.

Pay your taxes so you can enjoy them

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12 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Missing cat

Our beloved Sambo was last seen on Aug 27 in Ravenswood. Sambo has long black fur, both sets of claws and a chipped right canine tooth. He usually wears a collar but he is currently not wearing it. Please call 312.498.7638 with any information. Thank you!

29 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Men in Yellow Vests Door-to-Door

Hi all,
Yesterday while walking past a condo building at the edge of my alley I noticed two men talking to a resident in the front, main door of the condo building. They were wearing bright yellow utility - type vests and holding clipboards with papers on them. I didn't hear what they were discussing and didn't think much of it. Until.....

Today at around 4:45pm, someone rang my buzzer. When I'm not expecting anyone, I never answer my buzzer....

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Hi all,
Yesterday while walking past a condo building at the edge of my alley I noticed two men talking to a resident in the front, main door of the condo building. They were wearing bright yellow utility - type vests and holding clipboards with papers on them. I didn't hear what they were discussing and didn't think much of it. Until.....

Today at around 4:45pm, someone rang my buzzer. When I'm not expecting anyone, I never answer my buzzer. Anyone that knows me and wants to "drop in" unannounced has my phone number, so I never answer the buzzer if I'm not certain it's someone I know.

After I didn't answer, I started to hear through the apartment walls, my neighbor's buzzers ringing. So someone was clearly trying to gain access. Well, someone in my building let this person in and through the peep hole (goodness I sound like a psycho, but I'm a female living alone and I take this stuff seriously!)

Anyway, long story short, I could hear a muffled conversation between the man and one of my neighbors. And through the peep hole I could see that it looked to be one of the same men I saw yesterday wearing the yellow vests. He then, skipped my door, but went door-to-door knocking at all the neighbors. No one else answered and he left. He didn't go to any other doors in my building.

I guess I'm just wondering if anyone else has seen this in the neighborhood recently and if it's legit, or if my instincts are correct and it's potentially individuals casing the neighborhood right before the long holiday weekend.

I live in the Montrose/Clark area. Just thought I would post and see if anyone knew more about who these guys are and if they are someone to be concerned about.

Thanks all!

  • L

    Often, the people who mumble about ComEd or wear something to make them appear as if they are associated with an electric company, are trying to get you to switch electrical providers. And, if you give the really dishonest ones your bill to look at, they will switch you without your permission. (They now have your account number, name, etc.)

  • Do not let them in and tell neighbors (or post a notice) that they do NOT represent ComEd (which would not take such an approach). They are simply trying to switch people to other power providers and they'll talk gobbledygook and try to get a contract signed and the usual...

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    Do not let them in and tell neighbors (or post a notice) that they do NOT represent ComEd (which would not take such an approach). They are simply trying to switch people to other power providers and they'll talk gobbledygook and try to get a contract signed and the usual tactic is that you sign (but they don't give you a copy). If they don't leave, tell them you'll call the police immediately - they're trespassing. This occurred in my building a year and a half ago; they were denied access. OK with the landlord or condo association that a notice is posted at the entrance: NO Solicitors
    Such a pair conned one of my neighbors on my floor - I escorted them out.

38 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Welcome new retail neighbor

Savvy Seconds and 1st's, located at 1748 W. Lawrence Avenue

www.savvysecondsand1sts.com

  • I loved her store when it was in the square! I'm happy she's still near by. Great clothes, shoes, and accessories to look through. I've sold dome items to he store, she only takes the good, name brand stuff. I can't wait to see the new space!

  • Savvy - thank you for all that you do; bringing back chick!

26 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Unexciting new retailer for Lawrence!

Yup folks it is here - Metro PCS
What an eyesore and blight on the streetscape

#ABackwardsLawrence

  • Andrew I wish them more success than their neighbor, another example of misreading the consumers who are in the market and landlords who will take money off anyone. What is train wreck in Spanish?

  • Before I moved from Lakeview (Grace/Janssen) I saw the same demographic errors - three overpriced jean stores ($290 for something I could get by dragging my old jeans attached to a rope, behind my car for a month), they lasted approx. 18 months, then the onslaught of coffee shops (Starbucks,...

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    Before I moved from Lakeview (Grace/Janssen) I saw the same demographic errors - three overpriced jean stores ($290 for something I could get by dragging my old jeans attached to a rope, behind my car for a month), they lasted approx. 18 months, then the onslaught of coffee shops (Starbucks, Carribou, etc. - all on the same block). Just once, I would like a demographically intelligent store to open - although, seeing the plight of six-corners makes me sad.
    I try my darnedest to shop locally (that's DaRNedest) - I really love the haberdashery that's on Irving, got a wonderful sunhat from them.
    The Jewel butcher shop is okay and they have made strides to improve.
    I get lost in the Crafty Beaver - spend way too much time browsing before making the purchase I went for.
    Really miss the book shops - thanks Barnes & Noble, where'd that get you...?

2 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Looking to rent a parking space

I'm looking to rent a parking space somewhere near the 1500 block of Rosemont Ave. Please let me know if you know of anything.

  • Nan

    If you post notices, you may want to create an email address just for that purpose. I wouldn't list your regular email address, and definitely not your phone number. Too many crazies out there......

  • I saw two signs today on Catalpa about parking available for rent. One on a building on the southside of the street east of Clark. #773-275-6070
    The other on highrise building on Catalpa just east of Broadway on the northside of the street just before the CTA tracks.

6 hours ago

EVERYTHING MUST GO. Vintage furniture + Misc. Household Items

Moving on Sunday. Must pick up by tomorrow evening. All prices are reasonably negotiable.
Iron Desk - $75
Tall Black Shelving Units - $75
Fish Tank - $10
Vintage Tabletop - $75
Vintage table and chairs, minor damage - $60
Gold leaf frame with glass - $15

Also, several decorative and household items, hard and soft cover books. All practically new. Name your price when you come by!

7 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Police Foot Patrols Coming To Devon

Police foot patrols are the oldest form of neighborhood crime deterrence and it is scheduled to begin again soon on Devon Ave. This style of policing has been on the decline, but since gas prices have steadily increased over the years, Chicago’s finest have been slowly bringing them back along with additional bicycle patrols. It’s not all to ward […]

  • Colin Spence Student at DePaul

    I think foot patrols are a great idea. There's really nothing negative about it at all. Improve community relations and deter crime at the same time. It humanizes police officers. Instead of rolling up in their cars, you actually get to see them up close.

11 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

CrossWalk across Ashland at Berwyn

Hi Neighbors,
For weeks, my partner literally "stalked the city" via email and phone to get the crosswalk at Ashland and Berwyn repainted, in hopes that it would be safer to cross the street there. The lines had been so faded, and we regularly saw parents with young children trying to cross and standing in between the two directions of traffic. We even had a couple close calls, with cars NEVER stopping. I thought the crosswalk being repainted would be...

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Hi Neighbors,
For weeks, my partner literally "stalked the city" via email and phone to get the crosswalk at Ashland and Berwyn repainted, in hopes that it would be safer to cross the street there. The lines had been so faded, and we regularly saw parents with young children trying to cross and standing in between the two directions of traffic. We even had a couple close calls, with cars NEVER stopping. I thought the crosswalk being repainted would be more obvious to cars, but it hasn't helped at all! Does anyone have any ideas? We are happy to take on this project and continue to bug the city/alderman to do something about it. I feel like this intersection is so busy that maybe there needs to be a pedestrian sign added?

  • Got it. I agree that is a dangerous intersection. I know the alderman has been working with both
    DOTs which is a positive, I just hope they get a resolution before someone is hurt or killed.

  • Maru Andersonville Enthusiast/Resident

    At Foster and Paulina there are two very freshly panted cross walks and cars simply do not stop... ever. It's super scary. I literally cross and lift my hands waving for cars not to hit me. Only time I saw cars acknowledge the crosswalk was about two weeks ago--a cop car was giving someone a ticket nearby.

8 hours ago

Thank You

I would like to thank the person who turned in my bag that I left behind at Starbucks yesterday. That was a very kind act. It is much appreciated. See…there are still good people out there. :)

47 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

How to set away parking legally

I have friends about to get married here in the 'hood at their home in Andersonville - but the challenge is no parking - they asked the bank etc - but no one will give them parking on a Saturday afternoon - is there somewhere to get a permit for some street parking? I see people get it all the time on Berwyn and Summerdale for "moving day" how do people get to commandeer parts of the street?

  • Donation…thats a great idea, They could use it for their new water tower…and you could rent one of those really cool trolleys that you see people rent for parties and stuff. Now you have me excited for your wedding. :)

  • Tom

    Loyola has a parking program for the neighborhood at their parking garage on Devon/Winthrop.

3 days ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Burglary on Leland Ave. next to Damen Brown Line Stop

Our house, 2027 W. Leland Ave., was burglarized yesterday while my wife and I were at work. The burglars appear to have come through our back gate, which opens onto the alley underneath the El tracks right at the western end of the Damen brown line stop. We suspect they left through the front door. They took our TV, 3 laptops, other electronics, and other miscellaneous stuff. It happened sometime between 7:40 a.m. and 5:50 p.m. We are just west...

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Our house, 2027 W. Leland Ave., was burglarized yesterday while my wife and I were at work. The burglars appear to have come through our back gate, which opens onto the alley underneath the El tracks right at the western end of the Damen brown line stop. We suspect they left through the front door. They took our TV, 3 laptops, other electronics, and other miscellaneous stuff. It happened sometime between 7:40 a.m. and 5:50 p.m. We are just west of Damen Ave. on Leland -- the fourth house on the south side of the street. If you saw anything suspicious around our house or on our street yesterday, we'd very much appreciate it if you'd reply to this thread.

Thanks in advance.

Sincerely,
Chris Wells

  • Sorry to hear this Chris. I lived at 2108 W Leland for many years. In 2010 my car was stolen out of my garage. The police told me that the L line is perfect for bringing a "bad element" into the neighborhood. "They" would walk up and down alleys, pilfering...

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    Sorry to hear this Chris. I lived at 2108 W Leland for many years. In 2010 my car was stolen out of my garage. The police told me that the L line is perfect for bringing a "bad element" into the neighborhood. "They" would walk up and down alleys, pilfering whatever could be pilfered. I'm not sure how my garage door was opened, I hear there might be a device that can match garage door openers signals. I hate the idea of locking gates, but I think it's for the best. I agree with Doug, patch up and do your best to get over it.

  • Tas mania Devil Irving and california

    @fred u have a false sense of security if you believe your mentioning of gun friendly is preventing your home from being robbed.

28 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Facebook group for Edgewater families! moms, dads, kids

I thought it would be nice to get to know neighbors via facebook and to share things like baby items for sale, or anything child/family related. Playgroups, classes, nanny search, nanny share, questions about kids etc. All ages are welcomed, just love building a tighter "smaller" community. Here is the name of the group Edgewater, Andersonville, (and nearby) Chicago babies, kids, moms and dads

3 days ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Yesterday’s Storms Brought Havoc To Edgewater, See The Pics

Monday was officially the hottest day of the year with The National Weather Service saying that the heat index rose above 100 degrees in some areas. That heat fired up some nasty storms that engulfed the edgewater neighborhood. Around 12:30 p.m. the dark skies let loose with a large amount of rain and heavy winds. […]

2 days ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Hardwood floor refinishing

Can anyone recommend a hardwood floor company?

  • JPC 20 + in the neighborhood

    We just used Modern Quality Flooring. 773 381 1087. They transformed 100-year old floors that had been basically trashed into something essentially new ones (this included some patching and repairing at points.

  • Dirk A. Gould 10+ year Resident and Promoter of RP Real Estate

    Cornell Flooring. Many of my clients have used them and they were all very happy. Cornell is not cheap; probably middle of the road in price. But you can expect high quality work.

14 hours ago

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15 hours ago

Friendly Reminder: Multi-Unit Yard Sale - Saturday, August 30, 10 am - 2 pm

Proud owners of a multi-unit, courtyard building to host yard sale in Uptown/Andersonville/Edgewater area. Easy access from Berwyn and Argyle Red Line El stops, Sheridan and Broadway buses. Non-permitted street parking throughout immediate surrounding area, as available.

Items available include: End and coffee tables, furniture, housewares, glassware, kitchen appliances, decorative objects, folding wheel chair, Men's 10-speed bike, purses, scarfs, casual jewelry and MORE! Some new, most used, but everything in good, reusable condition!

Location: 5119 N. Kenmore Ave., Chicago, IL 60640

17 hours ago

4 days ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Recommendations for furniture refinisher?

Hi everyone, I have an antique dining room set from my grandparents that is in dire need of refinishing. Does anyone have a recommendation on a great shop anywhere in the Chicagoland area?
Thank you!
Annie

  • Back in my city club management days we used Weber Furniture regularly to repair our chairs. Now that was in the 1970's and 80's. In those days, they picked up, delivered and always did an excellent job. However, even in those days, they were not inexpensive.

  • WAS HAPPY W WILLIAMS RESTORATION IN WESTMONT THEY WILL PICK UP AND GIVE ESTIMATE, THINK THEY MAY HAVE MOVED TO DARIEN, THEY WERE AFFORDABLE, TOO. HAVE HAD MANY PIECES DONE, MY COUSIN, TOO, VERY SATISFIED. LMK IF YOU USE THEM AND IF SO OF YOUR SATISFACTION.

28 hours ago

Trumbull School Redevelopment Proposals Announced

It has been a hot topic in Andersonville, what will become of the old Trumbull School at Ashland and Foster? As a result of rapid population growth in the area, the school opened to much acclaim in 1909. One of Chicago’s most famous Prairie style architects, Dwight D. Perkins, was commissioned to design the building. […]

3 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

Post Removed

So my post about our rental was recently removed as it was reported as SPAM and "un-neighborly." I'm sorry if looking for other neighborhood residents makes me a bad neighbor but I think some neighbors should lighten up.

This will be my last post neighbors.

  • Julie in Edgewater retired and curious

    commercial advertising isn't what this site is about. not just apts in area, but there have also been ads for mansions on the near north side, which were labeled with a Paulina street address to squeeze them thru robotic searching for location relevance.
    Domu is looking for getting their wares out, not being a neighbor but a business. so, thanks anna, for going thru legitimate means to advertise your stuff.

  • 60660Gal loves Edgewater,

    you said Anna signed up in March and has made ONE post..that being in the end of the AUgust--I hardly call that a spammer

4 days ago

Updated 35 hours ago

  • Julia Z-N Andersonville Dog Mama

    Katie,they eat small pets only when very hungry. There are lots of their natural prey available so your cat has probably not been a casualty. I pray you get your 'little monster' back safe and sound.

  • d3 NOH

    they're supposedly coywolves. I saw one standing in Calvary cemetery about 3 weeks ago, in the morning. They try to avoid people and hide as much as possible it seems.

    I kinda wish something could eat some squirrels around here

3 days ago

Updated 36 hours ago

Any leather repair recommendations?

Hello.

I have a leather bag that I use for work every day, and the stitching on one of the handles came off. I am relatively new to the neighborhood, and don't know where a lot of things are. Do you have any recommendations for a leather shop around here that could fix the stitching? Thank you.

  • fran long time neighbor

    Wow, this is such a timely thread. I need the pocket on a jacket fixed and get some boot 'winterized'. I used to go to the fellow in Lincoln Village, but he's moved, I used a guy downtown, but aside from his prices, I'm now retired. So Mike on Wolcott, I'll try this Theodore, and Thanks so much!

  • Awesome. Thanks everyone. Went to Theodore, and am excited to get my bag back!

36 hours ago

Chicago Market Info Session Saturday: Sulzer Library

Chicago Market, a brand new community-owned food co-op forming on the North Side of Chicago, will be holding an information session this Saturday, August 30 at Sulzer Library at 4455 N Lincoln Ave from 9.00 - 10.30 am.

Come learn about the co-op, meet Chicago Market Steering Committee members and current Owners, and become a Founding Owner. RSVP at http://www.chicagomarket.coop/info-session-august-30.

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Chicago Market's #1000in100 Campaign for 1,000 Owners in 100 days is booming. We now have a remarkable 387 Owners!...

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Chicago Market, a brand new community-owned food co-op forming on the North Side of Chicago, will be holding an information session this Saturday, August 30 at Sulzer Library at 4455 N Lincoln Ave from 9.00 - 10.30 am.

Come learn about the co-op, meet Chicago Market Steering Committee members and current Owners, and become a Founding Owner. RSVP at http://www.chicagomarket.coop/info-session-august-30.

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Chicago Market's #1000in100 Campaign for 1,000 Owners in 100 days is booming. We now have a remarkable 387 Owners!

For more information, see our "10 Things Everyone Wants to know about Chicago Market" at http://www.chicagomarket.coop/10_things_everybody_wants_to_know_about_chicago_market

Check out Momma Cuisine's wonderful blog post about Chicago Market here at http://mommacuisine.com/2014/08/06/chicago-market-wants-to-change-the-way-you-shop-for-groceries/

Hear our recent WBEZ interview on the Afternoon Shift with Monica Eng and Louisa Chu at https://soundcloud.com/afternoonshiftwbez/chewing-the-fat-icy-treats-desserts-and-food-co-ops

Or listen to us talk with Patti Vasquez on the Pretty Late show on WGN the other night: http://wgnradio.com/2014/08/28/8-26-14-full-show-podcast-chicago-market-co-op-state-senator-dan-kotowski-daphne-scott/

And last but NOT least: Please become a Founding Owner at www.chicagomarket.coop/join

We would like to thank the Chicago community for your ongoing support in our #1000in100 campaign to recruit 1,000 Owners in 100 days.

Best,
Greg Berlowitz
Founder, Steering Committee
Chicago Market - A Community Co-op
www.chicagomarket.coop
info@chicagomarket.coop

38 hours ago

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3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Welles Workouts in Sept

Small group workouts (all levels) at Welles Park every Monday beginning 9/8. Please contact me for more details!

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Clear Internet

I've been using Clear Internet for many years and have had very good speeds. They've been sold to, can't remember who, but ever since the sale my speeds are garbage. I like the fact I don't need a phone line in the apartment and can take it anywhere I want. Is there any alternative to that doesn't mandate any sort of hard wire? I live in Bowmanville.

  • I had clear and the speed was horrible, so I went with AT&T the speed has been much better.

  • Robert Gatz Born and reared Chicago Resident.

    I'ld switch to AT&T if I could. My landlord who lives below me has an old DSL set up and was told in order for me to get the fiber optics he would have to give up his old line and get new one. He is not in the position to bear the expense so I'm sorta stuck with Clear. Who knows maybe they'll get their act together and increase bandwidth to allow all those hot spots mentioned.

2 days ago

Steep’s Caroline Neff in the “Best Actress” Spotlight

Steep Theatre is raising the bar for Chicago theater companies.  Their continuous success is due to the willingness of its artists and producers to push the boundaries.  One such artist is Caroline Neff, ensemble member and the company’s Casting Director, who was voted the 2014 Readers’ Picks for “Best Actress” in Chicago’s largest alternative media resource, […]

2 days ago

Plugged Sewers?

Saw last night at the corner of Berywn and Clark the guys at 11p.m. working on the sewers - my place continues to have problems in the basement with sewer back ups due to the rains this past week - anyone know how to fix this situation with the back up? I have a check

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Looking for a studio or one bed - October 1

I'm looking to move to Andersonville into a studio or one bedroom and am having quite a hard time in my search. If anyone has a unit they're renting or know of a good agency to search through, please let me know. Thanks!

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Helicopter

Does anyone know why a helicopter has been hovering over Andersonville this afternoon?

  • I hope it wasn't one of those black FEMA helicopters (Google the term)

  • Julia Z-N Andersonville Dog Mama

    It was red. It was hovering very low over the 1400 blk. of Farragut. I have never seen a copter hovering that low( about 70 ft.) in this area. I wondered about it as well.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Thank the City

While out yesterday after the storms I noticed a swarm of City vehicles and personnel working to clean up and cut down the massive trees that fell. Up and down Balmoral seemed the area most hit. I saw the Commissioner of Streets & Sanitation out there and Alderman Osterman as well. Both were very low key, surveying the damage and getting additional support out quickly to assist. Compliments due when deserved.

  • Don

    Yes they did a great job, BUT alderman O'Connor has been asked to trim the trees along Ravenswood on the train track side for years and now that we had a big storm one of those branches damaged my home. I will reiterate it may be time to look these people and see if they are a affective and elect new alderman who will reasond

  • Julia Z-N Andersonville Dog Mama

    I was also impressed with the response of the city to the storm. Bravo,guys! Nice job.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Free Moving Boxes

I just moved and have a bunch of boxes I would love to get out of here. Most of them are small-medium boxes and I have some liquor boxes that are the perfect size for books.

Let me know if you'd like to come get them!

  • Ary Neighborhood Patrol

    Yes, I'd be interested.

  • broeber Near Morse Station

    Hi! I would be interested as well.

  • Becky So Your friendly neighborhood opera singer

    Sorry guys, someone came and picked them up really quick!

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Spanish Conversation Group

Buenos Dias~
Unfortunately I won't be able to get over to the Heartland tonight. Unforeseen
circumstances. Since next Monday is Labor Day, let's meet a week from today...
Tuesday, Sept. 2, ...7:30 p.m. at the Heartland. Hope that's good
for everyone. The handouts I have worked really well last night.

Muchas Gracias,
Barbara

  • Hi,
    We're new to the neighborhood and would love to get more information about this Group, thanks!

2 days ago

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Aug 22

Updated 2 days ago

Seamstress/Tailor

My roommate needs jeans and other trousers taken in. Can anyone make a recommendation for someone in Edgewater/Andersonville/RP?

  • brandon sheridan walker

    5546 N Broadway is "for rent"....did min hong recently move out?

  • No Brandon I just called Mr Hong at his shop he is open and is not moving he is located at the same address 5546 N Broadway. The store is New Style Mens Wear.He is open 7 days a week.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

No sign at Wolcott stop - Lawrence 81 bus route

I've noticed since the repairs have been in progress at this stop right outside Sears (going westbound) that the sign for the 81 bus has disappeared. Anyone else notice this? And I also wonder if it has been reported to CTA or whoever is in charge of replacing the street sign.

  • Melanie F. Lincoln Square Resident

    The sign is gone but the bus drivers still stop there. Knowing that they are doing major excavations of the road and sidewalks, as well as replacing the street lamps, I bet they had to temporarily remove the pole.

  • Shelly Lifelong suburbanite, now in South Lakeview.

    I just checked the CTA alerts and there was nothing there...if the bus drivers suddenly stop stopping there, write the CTA and inquire...

2 days ago

3 days ago

New bar at old Wild Rover location

Anyone have info about a new bar going in at 6001 N. Paulina (Peterson and Paulina intersection?) Used to be Wild Rover a few years back. Drove by and the inside looks very nicely renovated, saw at least 2 flat screens on the wall and wood paneling and wood bar throughout.

Aug 12

Updated 3 days ago

Single Mother in Need of Housing (possibly searching for 2nd single mother)

Hello Everyblockers,

My name is Alexis and I have lived in Little Italy for a little less than a year. Recently the building was sold and I was given a 30 day notice to vacate. I am currently homeless, bouncing around from couch to couch, but was able to send my daughter to Mississippi where she is staying with some family while I find us a new home.

I have applied EVERYWHERE. I have spent an obscene amount of money...

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Hello Everyblockers,

My name is Alexis and I have lived in Little Italy for a little less than a year. Recently the building was sold and I was given a 30 day notice to vacate. I am currently homeless, bouncing around from couch to couch, but was able to send my daughter to Mississippi where she is staying with some family while I find us a new home.

I have applied EVERYWHERE. I have spent an obscene amount of money on apartment applications and am continually denied. I have extremely low credit, I left the military honorably last year after four years of service and my husband immediately left me. Due to the divorce and loss of income we experienced a very hard year.

I now work fulltime selling insurance in Evanston and have a good steady income but my past continues to haunt me. I am in need of housing ASAP. I am looking to spend no more than $900.00 a month in rent and need a dog friendly apartment.

I am also open to the option of living with a second single mother.

I am also working with a veterans organization called Volunteers of America who have agreed to pay first month's rent (up to $1000) and the security deposit (up to 3x's the rent).

The situation is dire. Where I am staying now does not allow dogs and I had to give her up temporarily to a couple who can also no longer watch her. I need a home now.

I am trying to stick to anywhere near the purple/red line as I have to get rid of my car and work out of Evanston.

If you can help in anyway please let me know.

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