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Aug 19

Updated 15 hours ago

Martial arts/Self defense

Hi,
Does anyone have any good, affordable recommendations for a place in the area to take martial art or self defense classes? Thank you!!

  • Mike Eugenio Tandang Garimot Martial Arts & Wellness

    Hi, i am in Lakeview area and I teach Filipino (but bot limited to it) martial arts at Tandang Garimot. We have different price packages based on how often you can train. Check us out.

  • VPGirl Logan Square

    Second on Thousand Waves...they have both types of classes there, and they incorporate self-defense strategies/techniques into their regular karate classes. They are currently running a special for new members. They have classes for all age groups and do community outreach as well. Full Disclosure: I train there and have done so for years. http://thousandwaves.org/

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  • St Benedict Elementary School reviewed by a parent

    We love St. Ben's and our children have experienced preschool through middle school there. The administration is very open to parent concerns and easy to approach. The middle school experience is great and really prepares them for the high school years. The kids shift classes in middle school just like high school, and because there is a high school they gave the opportunities to take higher level science and math programs. The new Agora program is fantastic for adding a love of learning for the kids. The teachers generally seem to care about the kids, and I've never heard of any complaints of favoritism, like another reviewer complained about. Overall the kids are engaged and challenged.

    St Benedict Elementary School (3920 North Leavitt Street) Published on GreatSchools October 23, 2014

Oct 10

Updated 27 hours ago

loud banging, thrashing, booming

Hi. I live in a coach house behind Addison, between Hamilton and Hoyne. Every night, there are extremely loud noises at any and all hours of the night. They are absolutely not animals. Once in a while, there is a boom that shakes the foundation of the house. After wearing ear plugs with my head next to a large floor fan on high, I was still woken up by tremors.
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Hi. I live in a coach house behind Addison, between Hamilton and Hoyne. Every night, there are extremely loud noises at any and all hours of the night. They are absolutely not animals. Once in a while, there is a boom that shakes the foundation of the house. After wearing ear plugs with my head next to a large floor fan on high, I was still woken up by tremors.
The neighbors all claim that they don't hear anything, but I don't see how that is a real possibility. One night, after the earth shook me awake, I walked outside at like 4am and started thrashing on the garage next to our house... loudly. I literally took the side of my fist and started pounding this old loose garage with bursts for about a minute. This was a warm night with people s windows open. Nobody stirred. I walked around afterwards for about another min. Nothing. Another night at like 3-4am, I walked out into the basement of the two flat we're attached to with tenants inside, slammed the door behind me, started rummaging through our storage, walked back outside, slamming the door behind me and slammed the fence under their bedroom windows repeatedly. I talked to them the next day and they said they heard nothing.

Now, I am not a light sleeper. I used to live above a bus stop on Ashland and Irving park. I slept like a baby over there. Either this neighborhood has gone rogue or the house is having night terrors.

I've been sleeping at a friends house recently so my blood pressure doesn't start boiling.

This is ruining my life. The police aren't going to do anything (talked to them already). Cameras are too expensive. I have a strong feeling it will be a complete waste of money.

My fiancé can confirm the noises.

  • Sunflower6876 Loving life in Lincoln Square!

    I know there was a house that was demoed on Leavitt between Grace & Irving Park. I don't think this happened in the middle of the night, and is a bit too far from you. Maybe try exorcism?

  • Hmmm, I commented on your post when you lived on Grace/Bell. Same issues. Weird. Are cameras installed yet?

5 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

Flat Tires Bell/Addison

Heads Up: woke up to two flat tires on the passenger side. As I was walking down the block I spotted another car with the same problem. Unlikely that it's a coincidence.

  • Woke up to 4 flat tires Saturday. We live near Bell. I also know of 3 other cars that respectively had 2, 3 and 4 tires flattened. They were all within a 6 block radius. I filed a Police report and the cop said they had been getting calls all...

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    Woke up to 4 flat tires Saturday. We live near Bell. I also know of 3 other cars that respectively had 2, 3 and 4 tires flattened. They were all within a 6 block radius. I filed a Police report and the cop said they had been getting calls all morning.

    @#$ degenerates...or maybe this is a diabolical plot by the tire shops nearby to drum up business. That'd be sick.

    Something similar happened in 2012
    http://patch.com/illinois/northcenter-roscoevillage/vandals-slash-puncture-tires-on-dozens-of-northcenter-cars

    And also in 2011 during the pride parade
    http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-06-26/news/chi-pride-parade-steps-off-at-noon-on-north-side-20110626_1_pride-parade-tires-richard-pfeiffer

    Whoever it is, I hope Karma gets them.

  • I think this is some sick trick from tire companies. I went to a local car repair place so I could have my first oil-check up, and they asked me if I wanted tires. I said no. They gave me a dirty look, and as I walked away they went...

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    I think this is some sick trick from tire companies. I went to a local car repair place so I could have my first oil-check up, and they asked me if I wanted tires. I said no. They gave me a dirty look, and as I walked away they went into another room. I was worried about this, next week, tires slashed. Coincidence? I think not. I also think they don't need patrols. I don't want to see my favorite neighborhood turn into a cop hangout where EVERYONE is watched, i mean, don't you hate it when someone is watching over your shoulder when reading a book, or when someone won't stop asking questions when you're trying to watch a movie? I think this won't happen again, these punks wouldn't hit the same place twice. Although it does tick me off that my tires were slashed. Oh well.

3 days ago

Updated 41 hours ago

Good Spot to Buy Furniture?

I just moved to the neighborhood and was wondering if you knew a good spot to buy furniture in Chicago at a reasonable price?

I'm mainly looking for living room furniture (couch, table, TV stand, etc.).

  • Susan S. resident

    Don't forget craigslist.org and ebay classifieds.

  • Marco from Tropoje Two-flat owner

    My initial thoughts were of Roy's, but only if you intend to keep it for a while. It's not cheap cheap, but affordable and of really great quality. IKEA is my go to store for cheap, decent furniture that I don't mind leaving behind if I have to move.

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3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Gang banger-north center-Larchmont

Gang banger guy -baggy pants hanging off and a black hoodie and he lives on the block of Larchmont! Lots of activity in the alley behind Larchmont extremely suspicious

  • You can try 911/caps meeting. You could also try walking into your police district and see if anyone is in the office from Tact or Gangs. Ask to speak to an officer. Give the Tact guy a good description and maybe offer your phone number up. Even ask for a cops number, you could call or text him/her when the guy is out.

  • George F in Ravenswood displaced New Yorker

    @George1: Be persistent. If the police don't come out, call again. If they still don't come out, call 911 again and ask for a supervisor.

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Updated 2 days ago

Ravenswood Metra Bike Parking

I am moving to the neighborhood in a few months and plan to try the Ravenswood Metra as my way of getting to the Loop every day for work. Can anyone give me a sense of bike parking availability for the morning commute? Have been issues with bike theft at the stop? Thanks

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    I guess I don't understand Divvy. For this to be practical, there would need to be a Divvy station every couple of blocks

  • Tina K 10 years in Lincoln Square

    The closest divvy station was sometimes full in the morning and close to empty in the evening, so I'd allow extra time in case you need to use a divvy station that was further away.

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Truck Break-In on 4300 Block of Campbell

Hey neighbors, I heard two loud thumps and then a car alarm go off at midnight last night. I looked out the window and saw that a truck parked on Campbell between Montrose and Pensacola was broken into. The alarm went off for several minutes. I did not see the perpetrators, but I do know it took place at midnight. This morning I saw that the passenger window was smashed. This is the first break-in that i have noticed since moving to the neighborhood this summer.

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Oct 09

Updated 4 days ago

Lost Quadcopter

I lost a RC quadcopter(helicopter) at Horner Park. I fear it may have gone in the river, but if anyone that walks, jogs, works, or is by that area and sees an aprox 1'x1' RC quadcopter with orange and green propellers please contact me. Will pay a reward if returned. Or call 847-370-1684

  • Dustin, so glad that we were able to get your quadcopter back to you! It looks like a lot of work went into it. Love to see you fly it sometime.

  • Dustin Dalziel lost quadcopter

    Thank you again so much. Yes the time spent on it made it so much more valuable to me. I would love to show you and your family how it flies, maybe we can meet at Horner Park this coming weekend? FYI, what you found is called the "Warpquad" if you were so inclined to watch a YouTube video of someone flying one.

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Sep 05 2012

Updated 5 days ago

Does anyone remember the bar on Damen called "Augenblick"?

If so, I am desperate to find the artist who created the poster for them. It would be a gift to my husband, as this was the location of our first date 18 years ago.

  • Great idea.

  • Ed in Northcenter, you are correct about ownership and about Ric Addy. I was a bartender at Augenblick. The large painting on the back wall was done by Shane Swank. He is a very prolific artist currently living in Wisconsin.

5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Tires Slashed

Tires were slashed on multiple cars in the North Center Neighborhood last night after 2:00 am. Between Irving Park and Byron on Oakley. I had one of my tires slashed.

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Power outage

Does anyone know what caused the outage this morning that caused Starbucks, Subway and CVS to close briefly?

Oct 17

Jul 14

Updated Oct 17

Recommendation for a good mason?

Hey all,

I'm looking for a recommendation on a mason or masonry contractor to give me some bids on re-sealing my building. It's one of those early 2000's split face block construction jobs and is in need of a re-seal. Having a hard time finding someone. If anyone has ever re-sealed and has someone who did a great job, let me know!

  • We own our own family masonry for over 25 in Jefferson Park. Licensed and insured with the city of Chicago. Give the owner of the company a call direct Micheal McDonald 773 203-3019

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Updated Oct 16

Pipe replacement all night??? Berteau between Lincoln & damen

Did this all night noise bother anyone else's family. I lost $$ for 2 shifts since I got no sleep, had to call off work and my son went to school on very little sleep :((( thanks

  • Bill 4500 N Wolcott 25 year plus resident

    This is sad best so far was from Chicago Dan! welcome to north center / Lincoln square/ ravenswood .... I miss the old hood!

  • First world problems. AT&T do not dig up the street during the middle of the night if it was not deemed a urgent matter. Take that from someone with over 25 years experience working in the industry. @ C L Moffat. All telecommunication providers are required by law to provide working lines for emergency purposes. Ever heard of 911? Who do you think maintains the hardware for that? Get over it people.

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