28 hours ago

Updated 8 min ago

Thanks to those who have shoveled and salted.

My geriatric bones thank you. Lots of ice out there today.

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    I echo that. My geriatric bones and asthmatic lungs keep me from shoveling, so if you're young and willing to get out there and help out, please post! EB rules prohibit advertising yourself as a snow-removal business, but I'm sure that any payment could be discussed privately.

3 days ago

Updated 40 min ago

Suburbanite in the city!

We are between Hollywood and a Glenwood on Ridge and would love some feedback on the area. We work early hours so are going to the car and walking dogs between 4-5am. We typically walk on Glenwood, Early and Wayne. I'm aware you need to be alert at all times no matter where you are in the city but am just curious about others general vibe with the area. Lease is up soon and we haven't been able to explore like we hoped but love our place.

  • AJ Salyers Edgewater/Andersonville Newbie!

    I actually have not had any problems crossing Ridge to get to Andersonville. I wait for the lights and seem to have plenty of time. The noise is the only thing about Ridge that I didn't consider when we moved in last April but I've gotten used to it. I...

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    I actually have not had any problems crossing Ridge to get to Andersonville. I wait for the lights and seem to have plenty of time. The noise is the only thing about Ridge that I didn't consider when we moved in last April but I've gotten used to it. I guess I was just curious if there are any sketchy areas or streets that we should avoid specifically? We haven't had any issues but one morning walking the dogs a man stopped me to tell me not to walk alone at this hour (5am). We did have our motorcycle stolen off Glenwood but we should never have parked it on the street. We won't be getting another one until we have a garage. There are tennis shoes hanging on a wire at the end of our alley though and when a friend came to visit they said that is a hot spot for gangs or drugs so that is what got me thinking to see what others think of the area. If I sound ignorant it's because I am when it comes to city living! I do love it though and I'm excited to continue exploring and finding the perfect area for my family. :)

    I have wondered about high schools drawing gang activity so thanks for that little tip!

  • Julia.... I can't agree more with you and very well said. I grew up at Glenwood and Ridge in the late 70's and remember Ridge being 3 lane one lane at rush hour times. Us kids never had a problem crossing and we learned to pay attention. Ridge is tame today compared to then.

42 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Bad smell in my apartment

This is a weird post. There is a bad smell in my apartment, right inside my door, as soon as I enter. I thought it was my trash, I had made chicken, but I took the trash out and it's still there. I had the window cracked open yesterday but I still smell it.

The hallways are not cleaned or maintained in this building. The management said they were having an exterminator come around last week for maintenance, but I never saw them when I was home.

Any ideas what it could be? How to get rid of a smell? It's been 3 days now.

  • Samething happened to us. Right after an exterminator had come because the people upstairs saw a mouse. It seemed to be coming from our pantry. I emptied and bleached it and it still smelled so bad that I avoided the kitchen. Was a dead mouse. Came up from basement and...

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    Samething happened to us. Right after an exterminator had come because the people upstairs saw a mouse. It seemed to be coming from our pantry. I emptied and bleached it and it still smelled so bad that I avoided the kitchen. Was a dead mouse. Came up from basement and died under our kitchen floor. Found it where the pipes are capped off when they took radiator out of the kitchen. Lucky for us it was easily accessible. Our dog kept trying to show me where I just didn't listen. Thought she wanted to go outside. Then it hit me. I would check any small places like that. Even if you haven't seen anything in your apartment. Exterminators come for a reason!

  • Julia Z-N Andersonville Dog Mama

    If it's just a single dead mouse,it'll be gone in a month. It sounds like you have other issues though. The halls stink? Dead rodents in the walls? If you can afford to,you may want to consider moving. The tenant's rights thing is all well and good,but those are meantto...

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    If it's just a single dead mouse,it'll be gone in a month. It sounds like you have other issues though. The halls stink? Dead rodents in the walls? If you can afford to,you may want to consider moving. The tenant's rights thing is all well and good,but those are meantto establish basic expectations. It doesn't sound like a great place to live. The suggestion for using Fresh Wave is a good one for relatively minor odors and may help this one. Rodents dying in the walls is a problem in most older buildings and may not in and of itself point to a problem with your landlord if this was the only problem. The rodent problem can be the fault of a nearby building and not yours.

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Feb 05

Updated 9 hours ago

Good Handyman

Can anyone suggest a good handyman near the Rogers Park/Edgewater border?

  • Justin long Names justin, I'm handy man. Live in Rogers park

    Names justin. I live in east Rogers park and have this week free. I work for a construction company and took a little time off,but........ Now I wanna get back to work. :)

  • Ravens Yes.I can fix that.

    I think i can help. Have knowledge & tools, I live close. Call 312-890-7558

20 hours ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Another Yelp-review headscratcher

This one isn’t about individual Yelp reviews, but rather a question as to how EB decides which Yelp reviews to put in the daily digest. Twice in the past week I’ve clicked on a cited Yelp review, only to find the most recent one having been posted months or even nearly a year ago. I click on these in the digest to see what people are saying about business establishments LATELY, and what the current state of these places are...

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This one isn’t about individual Yelp reviews, but rather a question as to how EB decides which Yelp reviews to put in the daily digest. Twice in the past week I’ve clicked on a cited Yelp review, only to find the most recent one having been posted months or even nearly a year ago. I click on these in the digest to see what people are saying about business establishments LATELY, and what the current state of these places are in order to either try them or avoid them. Is there a particular algorithm the site software uses, and if so, why does it sometimes pick old reviews to list???

(I’m sure some trolls will inevitably seize on this post as a complaint about a first-world problem, declaring it has “racist undertones,” or telling me not to pay attention to Yelp...or just see their comments in print. If you don’t have something pertinent to say.....what the hey, knock yourself out anyway).

18 hours ago

  • 4 stars out of 5: m.henry on Yelp

24 hours ago

Updated 24 hours ago

Andersonville Ranks In 2015 Top Ten Hottest Neighborhoods Nationwide

Andersonville got big news this past week as it was named in the top ten hottest neighborhoods in the nation for 2015 by Redfin. Specifically, it ranked #7 nationwide and #1 for the the entire Chicago area which includes the suburbs. Redfin is one of the top five real estate search engines with an estimated […]

25 hours ago

Found Nissan Key, Edgewater

Hi Neighbors. When walking to the lake yesterday afternoon around 3:30pm, I found a Nissan key. Location was the 1200 block of W Thorndale, south side of the street. If you can identify the key ring bobble, I'd love to get the key back to you quickly.

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37 hours ago

Updated 31 hours ago

Healthcare

Hi, I am a student journalist.

I'm writing a story on healthcare, specifically on how the Affordable Care Act has made the system more efficient or less efficient (for you). Obama has mandated a streamlined medical health records system using technology.

So, I'm looking specifically for a patient who HAS had difficulty or has NOT had difficulty with needing medical documents transferred from one hospital (for many reasons) to another hospital.

It this applies to you, I'd love to speak with you and share your story.

If your interview is used, it would be published on a Chicago news website.

Please contact me for more information.

Thank you!

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    EMR has put more pressure on healthcare providers, and added many more working hours to their days

35 hours ago

4 days ago

Updated 40 hours ago

Shooting

Heard shots lots of police activity. 6000 n kenmore

  • Julia Z-N Andersonville Dog Mama

    There is a world of difference between the dirty doings of politics and gangbanging,though I see your point. Also,lay off the Southside.I'm from the south side!(go Sox) There are gangs all over the city. Very nasty and inconvenient truth until some yuppy wants to get his high on. Not all of them want to get their Priusi dirty driving to the nearest ghetto. Convenience shopping and abetting of the worst kind.

  • Alikat: If you believe someone has called you a racist never say "My best friends are black and educated"....you sort of prove their point.

    My point was the language. Casual racism exist and your "joke" was just one example found on Everyblock everyday.

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5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

stopping yellow book drop offs

any one have any idea how to stop getting these phone books? my entire building is on the opt out list for the last 10 years but every year they drop the books in front. i know some people want them, but we don't!

i have called every year to say stop, but it hasn't... any insight would be appreciated.

  • Mei

    I feel all these unsolicited mailers should be illegal. If you don't want it and didn't ask for it, they're littering! Their company taglines should be, "Here, you throw this out."

    I do use the newspaper adds to line my students' desks when we paint or do something messy, and phone books become paper mache. Also good for drying flowers. However, I will now try opting out. There's never a shortage of paper for student crafts if you pay attention

  • Our package delivery guys and mailman use the phone books to hide our packages. So far (5 years) no thefts.

2 days ago

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Jan 19

Updated 3 days ago

Recycling?

I am renting a place in Edgewater and the building does not have a Recycling container (forcing me to use the neighbors across the alley way - shhh). Does anyone know if there is a place I can call to have a recycling container dropped off at my location?

  • jldoolittle West Ridge resident since 2005

    FYI - The recycling dumpsters at the east end of Warren Park at the Pratt entrance are no longer there. That leaves one recycling center on Ravenswood 1 block north of Devon in RP/WR that I know about. Does anyone know if there are others in RP/WR?

  • WC Turck writer, artist, broadcaster and activist

    That's it for the area, at Ravenswood and Devon. City officials seem ignoring the issue lately.

3 days ago

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Weekly Update from your Alderman – january 23, 2015

...or hand-delivered to the school by the above dates. Families Together Cooperative Nursery School, 1500 W. Elmdale, Chicago, IL 60660, 773-381-5200...

St. Gertrude’s Chuch’s Gym, 1401 W. Granville

6157 N. Clark

This article has 18 other Chicago locations (Show)

5901 N. Sheridan has submitted a request to assist with their rooftop mechanical unit delivery, scheduled for this...

Tuesday, February 3 2015 8am – 12pm — Damen Student Center 2nd Floor Loyola, 6511 N Sheridan Rd

Janh Elementary 3149 N. Wolcott

All classes take place at our Studio located at 1206 W Rosedale

This week at the Edgewater Public Library (6000 N. Broadway):

Wednesday, January 28, 7pm , Lady Gregory’s at 5260 N. Clark Street

Join us this Saturday, January 24, 12noon-2:30pm, as Crew (corner of  Broadway & Lawrence) hosts their 11th Annual Chili Contest benefiting Care for Real.   For only $12 you can...

...the following service:  One free 30 minute teeth whitening session at Radiant Smiles for You, 5555 North Sheridan Rd.,  773.334.3882, www.radiantsmilesforyou.com,  email: RadiantSmilesForYou@gmail.com

5533 N. Broadway

Swedish American Museum 5211 North Clark

Broadway Armory 5917 N. Broadway

Edgewater Workbench, 1130 W. Thorndale Ave.

...navigators are available to provide free enrollment assistance at the American Indian Health Service at 4087 N. Broadway, Mondays through Fridays 8-5, Weiss Hospital on Wednesdays 10-3, and the Uptown Library...

Click here for more information Heartland Alliance offers free consultation and registration service at 4411 N. Ravenswood, and by appointment by calling Brekken at 312-995-3040.

1020 W. Bryn Mawr

1115 W. Berwyn

1044 W. Bryn Mawr

5358 N Ashland

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Community Weighs In On Trumbull School’s Fate, Findings Released

Trumbull School’s doors have been closed since the end of the last school year. The neighborhood has been concerned not only about the loss of the school but what will come of the building and who or what, will be residing in the building. On Monday, November 24, 2014, several hundred community members and neighbors met in […]

3 days ago

Li'l Buds Children's Theatre Classes starting tomorrow

Winter Sessions starting tomorrow, Saturday 1/24, for ages 3-11. You can view the post in the 'Events' section for more info, visit www.lilbudstheatre.org or email lilbudstheatre@gmail.com.
We're looking forward to new sessions of Adventures in Imagination and Create-a-Play!
We're offering a special $10 drop-in rate to try out the first class which will be deducted from the session fee if you chose to enroll.

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4 days ago

Witnesses Say SUV Driver Purposely Ran Over Dogs On Wednesday Evening

The neighborhood it shocked and heartbroken for the dogs and their owners of a horrible incident Wednesday evening. Normally a very peaceful area, “the meadows” (which is the grassy area from Berwyn Ave. to Bryn Mawr Ave. and between the Sheridan high rises and Lake Shore Drive) was a horrific scene of brutality in which one dog […]

4 days ago

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  • 5 stars out of 5: m.henry on Yelp

4 days ago

Dog Killed, Others Injured After SUV Fires Shots And Swerves Into Park

A dog was killed and as many as three others injured on Wednesday evening in the park often know as “the meadows” at the 5400 block of N. Sheridan. A white SUV, possibly a Jeep, swerved into the large grassy area off Lake Shore Drive around 5:30 p.m. after firing several shots into the air. […]

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