27 hours ago

Updated 36 min ago

Mangal?

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

  • Not sure, but I think the business might be in trouble. Was there last week and the place was nearly empty at 7:30pm. When we tried to order drinks they said they had run out of Jameson 'a few days ago' and only had enough Buffalo Trace for one drink....

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    Not sure, but I think the business might be in trouble. Was there last week and the place was nearly empty at 7:30pm. When we tried to order drinks they said they had run out of Jameson 'a few days ago' and only had enough Buffalo Trace for one drink. If they can't keep the bar stocked, it might speak to some financial stress with the business, but of course I can't know that for sure. I'm starting to think that corner is cursed. If they go under that will be the 3rd failed attempt in that space in the last few years.

  • Noticed the same thing as Marcus last week. Went in on a weekday night, place was absolutely empty and they were out of quite a few beers on tap. Wouldn't be surprised if they're done already... too bad because that should be a great location.

  • It is definitely a great location, but the company (or companies?) which controls it doesn't seem to able to run a bar. Wolcott's was notoriously awful, closed quickly; Troquet got off to a promising start, then the service soon devolved to Wolcott's levels and it closed. And this most recent iteration (which I haven't tried) seems like it won't last 6 mos.

    Can anyone confirm if all three were run by the same group?

1 hour ago

Updated 39 min 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 :)

  • Andrew this one is a minefield and I am just starting to step through it. I look forward to some discussion from more knowledge folks than me.
    The aggregation program did have some good upfront pricing, but like most good things (without disparaging the folks at the City of Chicago)...

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    Andrew this one is a minefield and I am just starting to step through it. I look forward to some discussion from more knowledge folks than me.
    The aggregation program did have some good upfront pricing, but like most good things (without disparaging the folks at the City of Chicago) the back end could be worse for you (it would be super bad for our house to be in the aggregation over winter).
    There is a pretty neat calculator to see where you stand ( I am not sure whether Citizens Utility Board are good folks or not, they seem OK);
    http://www.chicagopowercalculator.com/
    Then you can decide which way to move. Integrys was a bust for me, which leaves me back with Comed OR one of 30+ other providers competing with Comed. The 30+ providers are a huge mystery...which is my next project...
    The other catch is if you go back to Comed you need to switch to someone other than Comed if the city negotiate a new deal with Inegrys.

2 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?

30 hours ago

Updated 2 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?

  • Leelee Dog lady, cat lady, juicer extraordinaire

    OH no! I totally mis-read what happened. I think i read someone else's experience and thought it was you all. Is there anyway to pursue legal action? Would you recognize her? Still hoping for quick healing.

  • Ashley Werth is dead on. I smell another lawyer lurking...

22 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Bring Drop runs your errands.

Have us buy, bring, or drop-off and pay for anything at any grocery store, department store, dry cleaner, laundromat, or restaurant. Only $1 per mile and $2 per stop, Available 24/7. Call now: (877) 377-9769.

http://www.bringdrop.com/

  • I'm OK with a "friendly reminder". It is advertising, but it is left up. Being let off with a warning is way less hostile than some other possible responses.
    This appears to be a genuine startup in the area (Lincolnwood). Good luck to them.

  • BringDrop We go buy, bring, or drop-off and pay for anything

    W60660, I apologize for this misconduct and thank you for kindly informing me. This was intended to be a business launch post and I hope it can be left up. Please see here: http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20141023/edgewater/edgewater-man-launches-startup-run-your-errands-for-you

    Thank you so much everyone for the positive response! Yes, we strive to be useful to everyone and pick up some of your life's burden. Stay indoors in bad weather. Go do something fun this weekend instead of your errands. You get the idea. Call us any time: (877) 377-9769.

    - Syed Ahmed

Oct 04 2012

Updated 4 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?

  • He must seek services from somewhere because when I worked at Georges, he would come in with his laptop, cell phone and credit cards. There must be social services out there somewhere to provide such luxuries, unless these were given by individuals. This guy has practically more high tech gadgets than I have.

  • 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

30 hours ago

Updated 4 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?

  • 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.

4 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?

Oct 09

Updated 5 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.

  • 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.

7 hours ago

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Mar 09

Updated 7 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.

  • 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.

12 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Dyman Associates Risk Management: Top Fünf Tipps für Bau-Forderungen Risk Management

Verwaltung und Minimierung des Risikos der Ansprüche ist von zentraler Bedeutung für jede Baufirma langfristigen Erfolg und Rentabilität. Mit Margen noch dicht und Mittel der Bank oft erschöpft, nach einer längeren Industrie-Dämpfung die Baubranche bleibt fragil und Firmen können durch Ansprüche schwer beschädigt werden.

Der Schlüssel zum Risiko Schadenmanagement ist auf alle Eventualitäten vorbereitet sein. Durchführen einer Risikobewertung für alle Aspekte Ihrer Bau-Projekte nicht nur die gesetzlichen Elemente wie Gesundheit und Sicherheit. Stellen Sie sicher, dass Sie verwalten detaillierte Aufzeichnungen...

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Verwaltung und Minimierung des Risikos der Ansprüche ist von zentraler Bedeutung für jede Baufirma langfristigen Erfolg und Rentabilität. Mit Margen noch dicht und Mittel der Bank oft erschöpft, nach einer längeren Industrie-Dämpfung die Baubranche bleibt fragil und Firmen können durch Ansprüche schwer beschädigt werden.

Der Schlüssel zum Risiko Schadenmanagement ist auf alle Eventualitäten vorbereitet sein. Durchführen einer Risikobewertung für alle Aspekte Ihrer Bau-Projekte nicht nur die gesetzlichen Elemente wie Gesundheit und Sicherheit. Stellen Sie sicher, dass Sie verwalten detaillierte Aufzeichnungen und zu den relevanten Personen zugänglich sind. Auf diese Weise ein großes Maß an Risiko abgewendet werden kann. Nicht nur das, sondern ein Unternehmen die Ressourcen geschützt werden können, zusammen mit ihrer Finanzen.

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3 days ago

Updated 16 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.

4 days ago

Updated 18 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.

5 days ago

Updated 19 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.

4 days ago

Updated 22 hours ago

Halloween Kids events in the area?

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

26 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.

26 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 27 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.

31 hours ago

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4 days ago

Updated 36 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 :)

41 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!

3 days ago

Updated 43 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.

46 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 2 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.

3 days ago

Updated 2 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.

5 days ago

Updated 2 days 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!

5 days ago

Updated 2 days 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!!!

2 days ago

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4 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 3 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 3 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.

3 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!

3 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.

4 days ago

Updated 3 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.

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