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Need someone to put in wood floor and tile

I'm looking for someone to put in hardwood and tile floor, approx 200 SF total. I'd really like someone that could do both. Any good people you can recommend? Thank you!

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Abbey My Calico Cat that has been lost since the 7th of July is found

Thank you all for your beautiful messages and show of support. I was called by a wonderful person on Rosedale street to inform me that ABbey was in his yard. I flew from Wisconsin back to reunite with my girl Abbey, It was a amazing to reunite with my kitty. Thank you all thank you thank you .

  • Michelle Edgewater Edgewater Resident: Love the neighborhood!

    Aw, this totally made my day!

  • Enki4444 7th grade Teacher in Andersonville

    She is sleeping a lot and convalescing from a two week odyssey . Abbey wishes to thank all those who expressed concern.
    Thanks!

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Edgewater shooting

5200 block of North Kenmore. Tonight. About 10 pm. Guy shot on sidewalk. Chicago has become a shooting gallery -- cops & pols do little. Time for a change.

  • I can't speak to the two incidents you reference, but of all the people who can be doing more I'm still not sure the State's Attorney's office is the main offender here. The police are the ones who make arrests and file charges, not the SAO.

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    I can't speak to the two incidents you reference, but of all the people who can be doing more I'm still not sure the State's Attorney's office is the main offender here. The police are the ones who make arrests and file charges, not the SAO.

    The State's Attorney felony review department does approve felony charges, but if the police don't provide enough evidence to make the charge stick OR if they do but the case is weak, it goes through two levels of court before it even gets to felony trial where it can be thrown out or flat out lost b/c the opposing attorney or public defender sees the holes in the case. The hundreds of Assistant SAO's handle an extremely high number of cases, and work hard to prosecute them successfully. Do they win every case? No. Can all of our law enforcement officials and politicians continue to do more to manage crime? Absolutely.

    Rather than pointing fingers let's start by as a community getting the information needed to the police so they can actually arrest people. I don't know much about Alderman Moore, but Osterman is my Alderman and I see and hear how aware and active he is in these matters. That said, he is an Alderman not a superhero. The 20th district commander is new and clearly we need more police coverage and possibly more gang intel on the ground to be on top of these things before they happen, but who has secret radar to do that with certainty? Every witness who doesn't talk, every person who doesn't follow up with information when provided the means to do so that makes this harder. All of this happens well before the SAO get involved. I'm not an SAO, but know many who are and it can be debated whether Anita is the best leader of that office, but to call them out as a key obstacle to fixing things seems to miss a few important steps in solving this problem.

  • vb urban explorer

    I've heard Anita's office referred to as a "catch and release" pond. That might not be a fair assessment, but the perception is that charges are dropped for the smallest of reasons.

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Parking on Thorndale in Tow Zone

What is going on on Thorndale with cars parking in the tow zone between Winthrop and Kenmore? It's mainly happening on the weekends and most are probably going to the beach and avoiding the meters. Why are these cars not getting tickets?

  • Thanks RogerParker for completely missing the point of my post. It is illegal and unsafe (that's why it's a tow zone). Since I wasn't going to call 911 with a non emergency I called the Alderman's office and they were happy I called and told me this is unsafe and illegal and they would be putting up additional signage to indicate it is a tow zone. Also, when did this blog become a way for people to insult each other instead of sharing neighborhood information?

  • JP

    Since the site started. Every post all has at least 1. Don't take it personal just ignore and move on.

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Man Shot, Killed Last Night 5200 Block Of Kenmore

Last night an unidentified man was shot in the chest and killed on the 5200 block of Kenmore (approximately 5214). According to police the man in his 20s or 30s, was shot at 9:54p.m and the Cook County Medical Examiner stated that he was pronounced dead at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center at 10:24p.m . There […]

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Steep Theatre Sizzles With “A Small Fire”

Steep Theater’s smoldering current production is the Chicago premiere of A Small Fire by David Bock.  Director Joanie Schultz, Artistic Associate, undertakes this her fifth play at Steep straight after directing the Goodman Theater’s production of Venus in Fur by David Ives.  Schultz and Steep reunite since their last hit at Steep in 2012 with […]

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WEEKLY UPDATE FROM YOUR ALDERMAN- JULY 18, 2014

8:30pm-11pm: 48th Ward Movie Fest - Pitch Perfect (Senn Park, 1501 Thorndale)

All installation should be completed by Monday, July 21. Some sewer work needed at Glenwood and Bryn Mawr. All signs will be removed by Monday, July 21. Testing will follow.

In back of Senn High School (Thorndale and Greenview)

Raven Theatre (6157 N. Clark)

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Also next week is our second annual 48th Ward Ice Cream Social at Cedar Playlot (5316 N Winthrop)! Come out to enjoy some free Homer’s ice cream, live music and hang out with your community. The ice cream social will start at 6:30pm on Wednesday, July 23rd.

...fed. We gathered at one of two Free Breakfast Sites in the 48th Ward. This 1106 W. Thorndale site , run by Rich and Dori Gorman and Community Christian Church Edgewater, serves breakfast to...

8:30pm-10pm:  CPD: Concert in the Park (Berger Park – 6205 N. Sheridan)

9am-2pm: Chalk the Block (Broadway and Elmdale)

3:00pm-5:00pm: Culture Jam Saturdays at Buttercup Park (Buttercup Park- 4901 N. Sheridan)

5:00pm-8:00pm: CAPS Night Out (Swift School, 5900 N. Winthrop)

...and share their art with the world. Registration will be at the Edgewater Library, at 1200 W. Elmdale and the event will go from 9:00 a.m. until noon...

Join the Bezazian Branch (1226 W. Ainslie) on Saturday, July 23rd from 4-6pm for their small business workshop. This workshop, taught...

Thorndale positive loitering is scheduled to begin at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 22nd, beginning at the southeast corner of Thorndale and Broadway (Little Corner Restaurant). Walkers will walk the walk on Thorndale and Winthrop and Kenmore between Hollywood and Granville.

My office and CPD will be hosting a women’s safety seminar at our Argyle Summer Satellite Office (1008 Argyle) on August 7th from 10am to noon. Martial arts instructor Shi Han Frank Roman will join us for the seminar to share some self defense skills.

Ruft Haus Pets: 1206 W. Granville 

Maddiebird Bakery: 1445 W. Devon 

The SoFo Tap, 4923 North Clark, and Care for Real are pleased to present our Annual Charity Salsa/Dip contest, Sunday, July 20, 1:00pm-3:00pm.   For a minimum donation of $10, you get to sample all the salsas and dips and vote the winner!  Proceeds from the fundraiser benefit Care for Real.

Captains Walk Mall (6033 N. Sheridan)

5000-5800 N. Clark Street

Ice Cream and toppings are being donated by the Waterfront Café which is located in Berger Park and Lickity Split Frozen Custard and Sweets located at Broadway and Glenlake.  Admission will be free and ice cream will be available for purchase.

The Selfhelp Home (908 W. Argyle St.)

Marty’s Martini Bar (1511 W. Balmoral)

Parking lot on Catalpa and Winthrop

Saturday, September 6th from  9am to noon - Berger Park (Sheridan & Granville). Focus will be on the area between the two mansions.

Project Taproot: Community, Stories and Art in the Garden Join Green Scene Chicago for free family entertainment throughout the summer. All events take place at the Winthrop Harmony Arts Garden (4919 N. Winthrop). Click here for a list of events

History of Automobiles in Edgewater Exhibit  Explores the history of how the automobile transformed the north side neighborhood Opens July 12th Edgewater Historical Society (5358 N Ashland)

12 hours ago

Sifu Design Studio Facing Closure

Per Sifu: "Due to a shifty accountant, back taxes and fines have threatened to close our store. We had a payment plan worked out, but now the IRS said we have 10 days to pay our outstanding balance.

So, on July 26, the IRS is threatening to revoke our business license and close us down. We are trying to get an extention, but we can't rest knowing that the end could be so near."

They're trying to raise emergency funding HERE:

http://www.gofundme.com/savingsifu

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Was There a Shooting on the 5200 block of N Kenmore?

Walked my dog around 10:45 pm and N Kenmore was blocked off to foot and vehicle traffic. Several police cars with lights flashing and officers looking for what I am assuming were shell casings. A bystander told me there was a shooting. Does anyone else know what happened?

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Where to replace mortise lock keys

We have an old house that has mortise locks. We do not have enough keys. Does anyone know who can replace keys for this lock? I tried Devon & Clark hardware, but they couldn't.

One of the keys has "Collier Lock" stamped on it. Does anyone know if they still have a storefront? Yelp lists it as 6142 N Clark, but that is a residential building.

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Volunteers Needed for EdgeFest -- August 2 & 3

The Edgewater Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for our annual summer street festival, EdgeFest! EdgeFest will take place August 2 and 3 on Broadway between Thorndale and Ardmore. We'll have 2 stages with music, an interactive kids' tent with games and crafts, local food vendors and artists, and karaoke on the South Stage on Saturday night!

We are looking for volunteers to help pull off a great event! We have openings in the beer tent, at the Chamber table, and helping run the Bridgeview Bank money booth game.

If you are interested in volunteering, please email ally@edgewater.org indicating your name, desired placement, and desired day.

For more information about EdgeFest, visit http://edgewater.org/edgefest

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Ruff Haus Pets Comes To Granville, Pet Adoptions Today!

The Summer has been bursting with news of some great new businesses opening in Edgewater and Andersonville. Yesterday was the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the new location for Ruff Haus pets at 1206 W. Granville. Alderman Harry Osterman was on hand with his new pup Willye to welcome owner Rich Forsythe to the neighborhood at the event.

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New Dog Store on Granville

Heads Up - Grand Opening today - Friday July 18th - "Ruff Haus Pets" 1206 W Granville just behind Granville Gallery - supplies for pets includes pet food, toys, poop bags, treats and other great items for your Pet. Grand Opening Ceremony included Alderman Osterman, Sara who is his New Business Development manager and the Executive Director of the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce. Stop by and welcome this new business to Edgewater. This is a convenient business addition to the Northside of Edgewater serving residents on either side of Broadway.

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Multi family indoor white elephant sale this Saturday only!

Multi family indoor white elephant/garage sale, this Saturday 7/19 inside the Captain's Walk @ 6033 N Sheridan from 11 am to 3 pm. Lots of girls clothing (Gap, Mini Boden etc) women's clothing, household items, jewelry and much more. One day only!!

6 days ago

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Missing Cat

I read somewhere that missing cats are often nearby hiding under a porch, in a garage or other secure location.. It said even totally domesticated cats revert to a wild mentality and fail to respond to familiar voices calling them or even food. It's some sort of primitive instinctual behavior. It stressed the importance of doing thorough checks of such spaces. Don't give up. I had a cat that was missing for 6 weeks once and was found by a neighbor who spotted an old weather notice we'd posted. He seemed almost ferrel but eventually reverted to his old lovable self. Good luck!

  • Enki4444 7th grade Teacher in Andersonville

    Hi. Thanks but my girl is a calico.

  • Korin Ravenswood Dweller

    Enki4444, been keepin an eye out for your kitty, I really hope she turns up. Lots of good thoughts your way.

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Women And Children First Bookstore Sold, Mission Remains.

Locally owned bookstores have been on the decline. Technology and the digital world have become their competition. With readers buying digital publications from Amazon for their Kindles and iPads, bookstores have had to change their business model to keep their doors open. It isn’t easy for independent bookstores to thrive, let alone maintain a full staff.

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Jul 15

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Yard Work etc. Paying $15/hr

It's been impossible to find someone to help a senior (me) around the house for occasional yard work, basement cleaning and the like. I went on craigslist and the person i got stole money and medication. I have no lawn, it's a garden, so i need someone who knows a weed from a flower and can do some lifting. A 12 year old won't be able to handle it.Its not a bad gig. I pay $15/hour so kind of expect a good job. Help!

Jun 28

Updated 5 days ago

Know No Limits almost certain to remain open

Word has it that the gym will remain open under new management. This is from a very reliable source. The gym will be owned by Reza, the restaurant guy. I've never heard a positive thing about this man so hopefully he doesn't ruin the place. My understanding is that he is going to likely replace the entire staff with his own team.

  • Can't judge unless someone does something to me or someone I love? Guess I can't judge Charlie Manson.....really?

  • Winston in Andersonville Andersonville dog owner

    1) I'm fairly happy (so far) with KNL's new management. They seem very attuned to the needs of its members, they've improved some areas of the gym. Additionally, there's talk of using the upstairs in some way. I'm still not a fan of the owner, but for now, but I'll...

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    1) I'm fairly happy (so far) with KNL's new management. They seem very attuned to the needs of its members, they've improved some areas of the gym. Additionally, there's talk of using the upstairs in some way. I'm still not a fan of the owner, but for now, but I'll quit whining.

    2) In response to Lisa: I'm generall confused by folks who refuse to pass judgement on people based solely on the fact that the person's action haven't directly affected them or their loved ones. I'm going to list some major douchbags whose actions didn't directly affect me but we all consider them dicks:

    Hitler
    The king from Braveheart
    Timothy McVeigh
    Lex Luther
    Cruela DeVille
    Bin Laden
    The joker
    The six-fingered dude from The Princess Bride who killed Inego Montoya's dad (sp?)
    The Unibomber

    You get the drift

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Night Out: Craftmobile at Senn

Thu, Jul 31, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

During the summer months children can create unique arts and crafts outdoors when the Chicago Park District drives its Craftmobile into Senn Playlot. This touring four-wheeled wonder is filled with fun art projects and activities for children ages 6 and under. Art instructors will help kids create sidewalk murals, wax-resistant drawings, stained glass window hangings and more. And its free! All supplies are provided.

6 days ago

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Misfit

I am trying to set up my Misfit, but cannot open the shine. Has anyone had any experience with this? Any advice? Thanks.

6 days ago

Ride For AIDS Raises $840,000. Participants Cycle For Change.

Ride For AIDS This last weekend hundreds of people rode 200 miles in two days to Elkhorn, Wisconsin and back from Evanston in order to raise money and awareness for HIV/AIDS. Sponsored by local nonprofit Test Positive Awareness Network and many community partners, The Ride For AIDS Chicago (RFAC) has raised more money every year since it began in 2004. In this past weekend’s event, there were over 300 riders and about 80 crew members that raised over $840,000 dollars.

6 days ago

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Computer

I need expert with microsoft app: frontpage/expressions3. I know these ancient apps, but my website still up over ten years-with many link problems. Whole other problem is having 8.1!

  • Al I. Not Defender of Cartoon Cows

    I'd say it's probably time to redo the website in Weebly, Wix, or Google Sites...stone knives are out of fashion.

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  • d3 NOH

    How many have been deported from Chicago that fit into the gangbanger category?

  • Bruce Mayberry, Roger Parkansas

    Snowden just left on his own.

Jul 15

36 bus surrounded by cop cars

Anyone know what happened on the 36 (Broadway) CTA bus at Foster and Broadway around 9 pm on Tuesday night? It was surrounded by 4 cop cars with lights on and looked to be someone in handcuffs in front. That route is always an interesting one, but seems like someone went over the line of the usual insanity on it.

Jul 15

Updated Jul 15

Host an International student

I thought you may be interested in this opportunity. American Homestay Network is looking for individuals and families to be hosts for international students (18-30 yrs. old) studying English in Chicago. Students are arriving this summer and fall. Hosts apply at the website www.homestayhosting.com and we will follow up with them after the application is complete. Hosts are paid between $850.00 and $975.00 a month and provide student meals (optional), a bedroom, English conversation and community. The average stay is 13- weeks and the students come from all over the world. Access to public transportation is required

  • d3 NOH

    has anyone actually done this?

  • I have done it for 15 years. I have friends all over the world and the cash isnt bad
    Feel free to contact me and if you are interested in hosting please apply

Jul 15

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