1 hour ago

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People, I beg of you, please!

I have a big, strong dog. He has fear aggression. He wears a muzzle outside and gets treats for being calm. We are working with a behaviorist. I am working very hard to train him out of his fears and bad habits.

Please, If you see us on the street, don't be fooled by how closely he pays attention to me (I've got the treats!) or how calm he seems. If I ask you not to approach with your dog...

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I have a big, strong dog. He has fear aggression. He wears a muzzle outside and gets treats for being calm. We are working with a behaviorist. I am working very hard to train him out of his fears and bad habits.

Please, If you see us on the street, don't be fooled by how closely he pays attention to me (I've got the treats!) or how calm he seems. If I ask you not to approach with your dog or young child, please respect my words. It doesn't make a difference if your child loves dogs or if your dog is a sweet, docile snuggle bug.

Yes, he's muzzled up and can't hurt you, but you hurt him when you don't listen to me. He doesn't need anymore setbacks from well-meaning people. I understand you think he is sweet/handsome and you want to pet him. He doesn't. He thinks you're trying to hurt him - or me.

I'm not asking you to be afraid or cross the street if you see us. Passing us on the sidewalk is no longer an issue. If he gets riled up by your dog, I will cross the street. Don't worry. I want us all to be safe and enjoy a pleasant walk.

I expect that some people will flame this post and tell me to "put him down." I don't have to defend myself to you and I won't. I am not putting people in danger. I'm simply asking you not to try to introduce your dog to mine, or encourage your child to try to pet him.

  • I was a shelter volunteer for years, and have fostered many dogs, and I never, ever pet any dog I don't know well. It amazes me when people ask. I recently saw a situation where a dog, who has never bitten, turned and bit the hand of a four year old who was petting him. Dogs, like people, are unpredictable....

  • what's in the ravenswood water lately? glad i drink la croix.

23 hours ago

Updated 33 min ago

CRAFTJAR in Ravenswood

Hello All,
I'd like to get some community feedback on a concept that I'm working on. I'd like to open a craft supply, kit and workshop boutique on the corner of Lawrence and Hermitage. It would also be a great place to shop really clever gifts and greeting cards. Take a peek at the (in progress) website at: www.craftjar-Chicago.com and let me know your thoughts? Is it a great idea? Waste of space?
Thanks!

  • Rebecca L Parent, CPS blogger, Amundsen supporter

    I love the idea, but I walk that stretch coming off the train every day and it looks to be a challenging retail location. I'm not sure why, when the train is there, but people don't seem to be in shopping mode when they walk down Lawrence there. That may...

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    I love the idea, but I walk that stretch coming off the train every day and it looks to be a challenging retail location. I'm not sure why, when the train is there, but people don't seem to be in shopping mode when they walk down Lawrence there. That may evolve but for now, I sometimes feel bad for the small businesses there who don't seem to be getting much foot traffic. On a bright note, Savvy Seconds which is near by is adding some class to that retail strip. I think if a few other similar shops went in, it could be the tipping point. I would just do some research/analysis before committing there.

  • I think you could definitely pick up some of the business that etsy is currently getting from my household. Would you have scrapbooking supplies?

19 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Is this typical now?

I was walking on Bryn Mawr/Winthrop near the 7-11 and there was a Chicago police officer standing up against the building near the door with an assault rifle. There was no obvious criminal activity occurring and there was no armored truck picking up cash from a business there. Is this normal now for the police to stand on the street with assault rifles? I like the police presence, but unless it's a SWAT raid, why in the hell do they need assault rifles? Maybe it's silly to be more concerned about an assault rifle than a standard police revolver, but I found it very unsettling.

5 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Where is there a parking garage?

I live near the Marrianos on Lawrence. Does anyone know of a parking garage nearby friends and family can park in for a few hours or overnight? Thanks!

3 days ago

Updated 3 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?

  • I agree totally. Please take your own counsel.

  • Andrea Kim Animal Advocate and Animal Care Provider

    I would recommend asking any and all people in the area who are walking dogs if they know of the dog in question and where they live. Most regular dog walkers (owners and hired) see the same dogs every day and know where they live and may even know names.

47 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Hey it's Autumn and it's Gloomy Out Most Days so Take Your Meds!

I figure I'll post this now because it just needs to be said. If I'd have said it sooner maybe we wouldn't have to live in fear of summoned meteors and what not. Be kind to your neighbors! It's gonna be a long winter. Who wants some comics?

  • Terry Midnight Owner of Third Coast Comics in Edgewater

    It was but we know it won't last! WINTER IS COMICS...I mean coming!

  • Caroline from Silvertown Silvertown Studio

    What is a good recommendation for a winter, cozy, under the blanket comic? I find single issues don't interact with blankets well, and most trade paperbacks I finish in an hour. Maybe something with meaty text?

Aug 10

Updated 3 hours ago

Viewmaster

Does anyone know where I can have pictures on a viewmaster disk transferred to a digital format? I tried Walgreens, but the employees there had never heard of viewmaster.

46 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Electric Aggregation Program

I received a letter in the mail about some electric aggregation program for the city. It says a few things about how the program saves us money if eligible, and there's an automatic enrollment. Anyone know more about this, or if/when it's a good idea to opt out? I'll read the docs myself, but wanted some community feedback to counter-balance it :)

10 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

The Shearin Group Leadership Training Tips: 3 tips til baby boomers ønsker forandring

Karriere coach: 3 tips til baby boomers ønsker forandring

Jeg hører ofte fra baby boomers, der har været afskediget eller tænker på at skifte karriere eller gør noget andet med deres arbejde liv. Nogle mener, i betragtning af deres alder, der ikke kan være håb for dem i dagens markedsplads. Det ville være en dystre udsigter for 78 mio boomers.

Men bare rolig, der er håb — og mange ressourcer — for ældre arbejdstagere. Dette er især gode nyheder, som...

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Karriere coach: 3 tips til baby boomers ønsker forandring

Jeg hører ofte fra baby boomers, der har været afskediget eller tænker på at skifte karriere eller gør noget andet med deres arbejde liv. Nogle mener, i betragtning af deres alder, der ikke kan være håb for dem i dagens markedsplads. Det ville være en dystre udsigter for 78 mio boomers.

Men bare rolig, der er håb — og mange ressourcer — for ældre arbejdstagere. Dette er især gode nyheder, som Bureau of Labor Statistics, Census Bureau og andre bud mere end 80 procent af baby boomers, (der vil, i gennemsnit lever til være 83) planlægger at fortsætte med at arbejde efter pensionsalderen at forblive aktive.

For baby boomers behøver eller ønsker at foretage et karriereskift, der er nogle specialiserede råd og services til at hjælpe dem med at navigere i en ny karriere felt.

4 hours ago

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3 days ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Mangal?

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

  • You know, this is a pretty good spot for restaurants, and the ones we have on that stretch of Montrose --the Thai place, Subway, Amistad, the Mexican joint by the L, Margie's, Glenn's, Beand & Bagels, Chicago's Best, etc. --have all been around and making money for at least 10...

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    You know, this is a pretty good spot for restaurants, and the ones we have on that stretch of Montrose --the Thai place, Subway, Amistad, the Mexican joint by the L, Margie's, Glenn's, Beand & Bagels, Chicago's Best, etc. --have all been around and making money for at least 10 years (9 for Glenn's), rock solid. The pizza place that was in the Wolcott's/Troquet/Mangal spot was there forever, too. You've got to *really* drop the ball to not succeed there, but the last three management/ownership teams to occupy the space seem to have done exactly that. It's kind of unbelievable.

  • Um, the owner could start with a name change. Imagine this conversation:
    SHe: "where ya wanna eat tonite, Honey?"
    He: "Mangals"
    She: "yuck"

25 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Renters insurance question

Has anyone received good compensation from their renters insurance on claims?

DM

  • Renters insurance is very affordable and well worth it. Check prices online. If you have an insured car, check with your car insurer first for a bundle discount.

  • Catbus Philosopher, Third-Class

    I have renter's insurance from USAA, thanks to my ex, who was an Air Force brat. Her family's house burned down when she was a teenager, so she was adamant about having it. When we split up, I continued to get it, because why not? Good thing, because shortly after...

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    I have renter's insurance from USAA, thanks to my ex, who was an Air Force brat. Her family's house burned down when she was a teenager, so she was adamant about having it. When we split up, I continued to get it, because why not? Good thing, because shortly after I moved to a new apartment in 2003, I was burglarized. USAA paid my claim promptly and in full (minus a $500 deductible), and I got to replace my stolen stuff with better stuff. Now I'm as much of a renter's insurance evangelist as my ex was.

    It's particularly worth it to get the "valuable personal property" rider if you have camera equipment, musical instruments, expensive golf clubs or other pricey and specialized stuff that you travel around with a lot.

2 days ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Electrician

Hi,
I need a licensed and insured electrician to put up some lights in my condo. Does anyone have a recommendation for someone who is reasonable and dependable?

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

    David Pangelo (708) 516-3468. My only complaint is that he is harder to track down for an appointment as he gains in popularity. But the work is high quality and he is reasonable in price. I think I originally found him on Angie's List.

  • JPC 20 + in the neighborhood

    I have used Metro Electric for small jobs (replacing lights, etc.) and big jobs (rewiring an entire floor). They do excellent work. Besides, they're punctual, courteous and their prices are reasonable.

    http://www.volts99.com/

11 hours ago

Corliss Institute Group Review: En bolig Program for dem som ønsker uavhengighet

På et visst punkt i et individs liv oppnår en person en levelof kompetanse og uavhengighet i sosial, økonomisk og følelsesmessig. Fleste slå seg ned i et familieliv med den nødvendige Sysselsetting og sosiale nettverk som tillater mer vekst i alle aspekter av ens livsstil. Det vil alltid være begrensninger i noen eller flere av rollene vi som individer er ventet å ta på. Og det er de blant oss som kanskje trenger omsorg oppmerksomhet for dem å fullt fungere i samfunnet.

15 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Business Funding Axis Capital Group: Micro, retail to remain Mandiri’s focus

State-owned lender Bank Mandiri will continue focusing on micro and retail business in the coming years as the two provide the highest margin for the bank compared to other segments, according to its executives.

Mandiri vice president director Riswinandi said the focus on micro and retail was part of its rebalancing plan.

“We want micro and retail to make up 35 percent of total operations from 25 percent in previous years, while we are aiming for wholesale to make up...

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State-owned lender Bank Mandiri will continue focusing on micro and retail business in the coming years as the two provide the highest margin for the bank compared to other segments, according to its executives.

Mandiri vice president director Riswinandi said the focus on micro and retail was part of its rebalancing plan.

“We want micro and retail to make up 35 percent of total operations from 25 percent in previous years, while we are aiming for wholesale to make up 65 percent from 75 percent,” he said in a press conference during the 2014 Investor Summit and Capital Market Expo on Wednesday.

He added that the bigger focus on micro and retail would provide the publicly listed lender with a better income margin as the overall banking industry was facing a margin squeeze due to the tight monetary policy.

Data from Mandiri’s first-half financial report shows that the amount of loans channeled to the micro sector reached Rp 30.96 trillion (US$2.6 billion) by the end of June, while those disbursed to the retail or consumer sector stood at Rp 60.3 trillion.

Mandiri claims to control the second-largest share in the domestic micro lending market after state-owned lender Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI).

19 hours ago

Purse found by Welles Park, on sidewalk at Sunnyside near Lincoln

I found a greeny-gray fabric purse with ID wallet etc inside on the sidewalk around 4:30pm on Friday. It was by the bleachers on Sunnyside near Lincoln. I took it to the desk at Welles Park fieldhouse. (they're the ones who looked for ID etc). The drivers license said it belongs to a Catherine someone.

Sep 27

Updated 24 hours ago

Clark Street in Andersonville

Is anyone else wondering what's going on with all the store closures in Andersonville? One after another. There's almost an entire block closed in one area. So many times I go there and there's another store closed or has store closing signs on their windows. Anyone have ideas?

  • The statue place now has a going out of business sign up, too. I don't have high hopes for the leather shop. There was a leather museum and shop in that block when I first moved to the neighborhood in the 90s and I don't remember it being a particularly nice addition.

  • HarleyGrrl ruining your outside dining on Clark St since 1998

    The Leather Archives and Museum moved up to Devon into a much bigger space and bring people from all over the world to visit and do research. They were cited with helping that neighborhood fight crime by calling in drug deals they would see etc. Prior to it being the...

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    The Leather Archives and Museum moved up to Devon into a much bigger space and bring people from all over the world to visit and do research. They were cited with helping that neighborhood fight crime by calling in drug deals they would see etc. Prior to it being the Archives I believe a vet was in that space on Clark.

    Business keep going in and out since Clarkes on Clark left - seems the challenge is not having a liquor license.

    A "leather shop" will be interesting - something like the old "leather sport" on Halsted or like 6410 up at Devon and Clark... with Early to Bed already nearby it will become a "fun" area to shop....

27 hours ago

New Chiropractic Wellness Center Opens On The Andersonville Strip

Starting next week, residents of Edgeville will have a new Wellness Center to visit on Clark Street. RE: Chiropractic and Wellness (RE for short) is opening in the space over Big Jones at 5347 N. Clark Street. The owner, Sarah Ghorbanian, has been a chiropractor for 9 years, the last 7 in a group practice, which makes it […]

28 hours ago

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Oct 04 2012

Updated 29 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?

  • HarleyGrrl ruining your outside dining on Clark St since 1998

    I know for a fact that the Screaming guy did indeed use his pepper spray on a business person on the east side of Berwyn - but he refused to press charges because he knew that he would be in and out and back here and didn't want the continued...

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    I know for a fact that the Screaming guy did indeed use his pepper spray on a business person on the east side of Berwyn - but he refused to press charges because he knew that he would be in and out and back here and didn't want the continued problems.

    At one point I did call 9-11 about him after he scared a mom with kids while standing in the Paper Trail (now Yogurt) doorway. They came, they talked to him and they said they it wasn't worth taking him in because he would just be out the next day but they would give him a ride to a shelter.

    last fall a few of us were headed by Alamo shoes on the way to dinner and a friend who is a police officer made some comments to him and he let us know he was a vet and he could defend himself. We were 4 women... he then decided to pull his pepper spray - she let him know she was a police officer and he begrudgingly put it away after letting her knew she didn't scare him and he could take care of himself.

    so don't be so sure that he isn't going to do "something" when he feels agitated or threatened

  • There is also Mustache Lady, who lives on Ravenswood, just south of Balmoral. She walks a very cute dog and sometimes asks for money with some pretty unbelievable stories as justification. She once threatened to sic her dog on my wife because she would not give her money, but fortunately our dog is bigger.

Oct 18

Updated 40 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.

5 days ago

Updated 41 hours 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.

  • This is hilarious. I'm sorry you are all missing your cats, but this just made my night. Especially the Chest/Not Chester picture lol.

  • This cat has been a fixture of the neighborhood for years. He/she is fearless and friendly. If this cat were on Fousquare, it would be the Mayor of Ravenswood.

43 hours ago

A Strip Mall Is Born, EVB Has The First Renderings

Like it or not, the strip mall at Foster and Broadway is currently in full construction swing. The walls are going up and the the first buildings are taking shape. Now, Edgeville Buzz has received the first renderings for public view. The strip mall which was developed by Chody Real Estate Corp at 5206 N. […]

3 days ago

Updated 2 days 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?

  • Crystal-Did you call the police? Can you send me an email if convenient since you don't have an email link under your page?

  • gloria gloria

    Yesterday I saw a Honda Fit on the 1900 block of Belle Plaine on blocks, no tires. Sad this stuff keeps happening so close to home.

Oct 09

Updated 2 days 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.

  • 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.

  • Greenforestfireplace@gmail.com
    1236 W Belmont Ave
    Chicago IL 60657
    (773) 348-9111

    Was ALLtypes Fireplace - they install and service my gas logs - Alltypes was pretty knowledgeable - I assume this company that bought Alltypes are continuing the tradition.

2 days ago

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Mar 09

Updated 2 days 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.

  • 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.

  • Nk

    Instead of posting in a 7 month thread why not create a new one? That way the first part of it (where many people start reading) will not be filled with people who may not be active any longer, that's all. Internet forums 101.

6 days ago

Updated 2 days 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.

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Halloween Kids events in the area?

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

2 days 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.

2 days 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 3 days 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.

3 days ago

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6 days ago

Updated 3 days 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 :)

3 days 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!

5 days ago

Updated 3 days 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.

3 days 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 3 days 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.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days 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.

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