Mar 11

Updated 21 min ago

Mayor

Chuy vs rahm? Discuss

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Construction start time

Is there a time restriction on when construction can start for the day?
I know the Bloomingdale Trail construction is behind schedule a bit, but do they need to start working at 6:30 in the morning? Jackhammers were being used at 7:15.

I won't even get into the issues with parking/traffic on our street/intersection.

Feb 15

Updated Mar 19

New bar at 1910 N Milwaukee?

Anyone know anything about this one, or able to sleuth something out about it?

Permit issued for renovation/alteration
INTERIOR BUILD-OUT OF EXISTING COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR NEW BAR AS PER PLANS. SCOPE - 2,088 SQ. FT. 1910 NORTH MILWAUKEE AVENUE
1910 N. Milwaukee Ave. Issued February 13, 2015

Jan 14

Updated Mar 13

Havlan & West on Damen-Opening Date?

Hello!
Does anyone know anything about the new boutique opening on 1800 n Damen? Their website is pretty sparse, and I didn't see an opening date on the actual retail space.

Thanks!

  • Hi Liz,

    Havlan & West just opened yesterday! H&W carries clothing, accessories, artwork and home decor. Please check out our facebook and instagram pages @havlanandwest for more information. Thank you for your interest and hope to see you in some time!

    Best Regards,

    Emily McKenney
    Owner | Havlan & West

Mar 04

World-class Montessori Preschool Coming Soon to Lincoln Square

Montessori Gifted Prep places a special emphasis on critical thinking, reasoning, problem solving and creativity. Montessori Gifted Prep preschool provides a caring, comprehensive, high-quality Montessori education to children ages 2 - 6 years old. Numerous unique services offered including extended hours of operation (6am - 8pm), personalized education, and ability to monitor your child during the day via internet. Onsite extracurricular activities include music lessons taught by Old Town School of Folk Music, French and Mandarin taught by Language Stars, and interactive science laboratory experiments taught by Mad Science. Come learn more at our informational session on March 28, 2015 at 10 am. We are located at 4754 N Leavitt St, Chicago, IL

RSVP at www.montessorigiftedprep.org

Feb 23

Brentano School Winter Open House and Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration - This Saturday!

Brentano Winter Open House and
Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration
THIS Saturday, Feb.28th, 10:30-1:00

Please join us at Brentano this Saturday for a party in honor of Dr. Seuss and meet the teachers, parents and students who make the Brentano family truly special.

Feb 17

Updated Feb 17

Election day is coming up- meet the candidates

Get ready to vote with this adlermanic candidates forum hosted by South Lakeview Neighbors: http://ow.ly/Je8mK

  • Joe Lake Facebook, Twitter, Klout, EveryBlock, Yahoo Groups

    Ald. Scott Waguespack is running for re-eelection in the 49th Ward.

  • Steve J -A Chicago original since 1968-

    this is a recording of last week's live event

  • L

    And Waguespack is running in the 32nd.

Feb 08

Updated Feb 09

Blocking Sidewalks

Do you need a permit to block a sidewalk? Attached is a picture taken today on Sunday showing a blocked sidewalk on Leavitt. Written on the fence fabric are scribbled in barely readable spray paint "SIDEWALK CLOSED USE ANOTHER" Notice the missing word please.

Before you tell me to contact my alderman or call 311, Scott was out here yesterday talking to these people according to my sources. They did this afterwards, clearly sending a signal they are the law...

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Do you need a permit to block a sidewalk? Attached is a picture taken today on Sunday showing a blocked sidewalk on Leavitt. Written on the fence fabric are scribbled in barely readable spray paint "SIDEWALK CLOSED USE ANOTHER" Notice the missing word please.

Before you tell me to contact my alderman or call 311, Scott was out here yesterday talking to these people according to my sources. They did this afterwards, clearly sending a signal they are the law around here. They purposefully parked a truck in front where a simple pedestrian detour could have been implemented with a minimum of effort or thought.

During the blizzard they had some guy out there shoveling the walk and I thought that was pretty thoughtful and maybe these guys were going to be OK. And then they did this. I realize this is a first world problem but I just needed to rant.

  • Steve J -A Chicago original since 1968-

    An inspector from the building dept or cdot will be there right away.
    Oh wait, no- they won't.
    Rahm laid a majority of them off.

  • From: RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION IN THE PUBLIC WAY
    at: http://www.cityofchicago.org/content/dam/city/depts/cdot/Construction%20Guidelines/2014CDOTRulesRegs.pdf

    4.4 Work Zone Traffic Control and Detour Plan
    4.4.1 Design Considerations
    a. Pedestrians and Bicyclists
    ... Whenever possible, work should be done in a manner that does not disrupt the mobility of existing pedestrian/bicycle facilities. However, when such...

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    From: RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION IN THE PUBLIC WAY
    at: http://www.cityofchicago.org/content/dam/city/depts/cdot/Construction%20Guidelines/2014CDOTRulesRegs.pdf

    4.4 Work Zone Traffic Control and Detour Plan
    4.4.1 Design Considerations
    a. Pedestrians and Bicyclists
    ... Whenever possible, work should be done in a manner that does not disrupt the mobility of existing pedestrian/bicycle facilities. However, when such disruption is necessary, CDOT requires a bicycle and/or pedestrian detour and/or traffic control plan to be provided for comment and acceptance. Pedestrians should not be led into conflict with vehicles, equipment,and operations around the work site. ...

    Above snipped for brevity. It gets into more detail. They do need a plan. This outfit flagrantly violates this CDOT rule and apparently they don't care and even an alderman does not have authority to do anything about it. Oh well. Hope no one gets run over jaywalking Leavitt to avoid this.

Feb 05

Updated Feb 07

Clybourn metra station.

I went this evening to pick up my mom at the clybourn metra station. When I got there I discovered that the parking lot was unplowed. Like a plow has not touched it since the snow on Sunday. Luckily I have 4 wheel drive and was able to get in and out but it was a challenge. Who is responsible for the plowing of this lot? The city? Metra? Whoever it is dropped the ball big time and it is inexcusable.

  • David Lightman Part time head turner, full time jaw dropper

    that lot sucks!

  • kdn

    Just drove by the lot, plow and snowblower are clearing it now.

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