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LOUD BOOM

Hey,

Did anyone hear a very loud boom in the middle of the night last night (03/22) in the alley off of 2500 N Lincoln avenue??? It woke me out of bed! Any idea what is was?

  • Jason1977 Pretty new to Pilsen

    I don't live in the area, but many times i've heard similar. It almost always turned out to be a ComEd transformer blowing.

  • Agreed. We had a transformer blow near us last year and it was quite loud.

  • thanks all. That makes perfect sense

9 hours ago

Room for Rent

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I am posting this for my friend, who is looking for a roommate. Please contact me and I will pass on your information to her to set up an appointment.

18X22 ROOM FOR RENT
May 1st

I am looking for a non-smoking, peace loving, cat friendly neat individual to rent a beautiful room in an amazing Arts & Crafts building in the Fullerton and Western area; tree lined street, easy parking, tons of public trans, very safe neighborhood....

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Greetings all
I am posting this for my friend, who is looking for a roommate. Please contact me and I will pass on your information to her to set up an appointment.

18X22 ROOM FOR RENT
May 1st

I am looking for a non-smoking, peace loving, cat friendly neat individual to rent a beautiful room in an amazing Arts & Crafts building in the Fullerton and Western area; tree lined street, easy parking, tons of public trans, very safe neighborhood.

The 18X22 room is in the front of the apartment. It is very private, almost like having your own studio apartment. There is a faux fireplace, stained glass windows, ceiling fan, and the front of room is all windows, so lots of light. The apartment is on the second floor so it feels like you are in the trees. The room is large enough for sitting area, office, and bedroom area. Built-in book shelves. Beautiful!

The kitchen is huge and modernized, dish washer, walk in pantry, kitchen is furnished. The bathroom is also huge and very nice, clean, subway tiles, ceiling fan. The coin laundry is in basement. There is some storage available. OK for bike in basement, real safe. 3 units in the building, so the building is quiet. I have 2 cats. No more pets are allowed.

$650.00 per month everything included (rent, utilities, cleaning supplies etc. and housekeeping.) Phone & internet not included. $650.00 security deposit and references required. Apartment available May 1st (preferred) but could be as early as April 15th or as late as June 1st as well.

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20 years since the death of Easy E

...to was hip hop. We made weekly trips up to the old Tower records on Clark & Belden checking out what was new in hip hop music...

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Permit question

We are in the process of buying a new duplex (yay!) and once everything is finalized will need/want to do some work on the unit including updating the kitchen and maybe some work on the above garage deck. I know a lot of the work will require city permits. Does anyone have advice on navigating those waters? We've only rented till now so I have no idea what we are getting into. Also any suggestions for designers and/or contractors is greatly appreciated! TIA!!!

  • M G brothers construction. Can't go wrong with this company doing your work. You will need an architect and drawings. They can point you in the right direction. If the building is landmarked the permit process lengthens. Good luck.

  • James Isberner principle- Chicago Ironman

    I do this type of work all the time. I would be happy to meet with you and go over the process of any project that you are considering. My company is Chicago Ironman Builders. Give me a call and we can discuss your project.
    Jamie
    773-875-7962

  • Check out m olson architectural they do great work here in the city and can guide you through the permit process...it's always a pain dealing with the city but they navigate the waters well!

29 hours ago

Choose Your Sports Bars Wisely This NCAA Tournament Weekend

Duke: Lincoln Park Stadium Bar, 2423 N. Clark St. ($7 Fish Taco dinner, $6 Cosmos)

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UCLA: Commonwealth, 2000 Roscoe St. ($8 Miller Lite pitchers, $5 Miller Lite stadium cups and $5 bombs)

Gonzaga: Sully’s House, 1501 N. Dayton St. ($16 domestic buckets, $10 Miller Lite pitchers, $4 Killians on draft)

NC State: Sheffield’s Beer and Wine Garden, 3258 N. Sheffield Ave.

Louisville: Finley Dunne’s Tavern, 3458 N. Lincoln Ave. ($2 Miller High Life, $5 bombs)

Utah: Merkle’s, 3516 N. Clark St. ($5 Allagash White, $6 22oz Goose Island Drafts, $6 Deep Eddy Pints)

Oklahoma: Barn and Company, 950 W Wrightwood Ave. ($6 40oz beer)

Michigan State: Mad River Bar and Grille, 2909 N. Sheffield Ave ($4 drafts, $5 Jameson, and more.)

Wisconsin: Deuces and Diamond Club, 3505 N. Clark St. (Special: $15 Domestic Buckets, $5 Badger Bombs and $18 Wings N' Things: wings, fries, onion rings and pickle chips.)

Kentucky: The Pony Inn, 1638 W. Belmont Ave. ($5 UK Stadium Cups; $5 Big Blue Punch; $4 John Wall Shots; $15 Party Platter)

Notre Dame: Citizen Bar, 364 W. Erie ($5 vodka cocktails)

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Chicago's Most Anticipated Spring Restaurant and Bar Openings of 2015

Location: Lincoln Park, 2300 N. Lincoln Park West, website

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Location: Fulton Market, 951 W. Fulton Market

Location: The Loop, 12 S. Michigan Avenue, website

Location: Logan Square, 3213 W. Armitage Avenue, website

...doors away from their popular cocktail bar and eatery that sits on the corner of Armitage and Kedzie. Expect a similar casual atmosphere found at Scofflaw, with drinks meant to complement the seafood...

Location: River North, 19 E. Ohio Street

Location: Wicker Park, 1501 N. Milwaukee Avenue

Location: Wicker Park, 2049 W. Division and 2125 W. Division website

Location: Wicker Park, 2049 W. Division and 2125 W. Division website

Location: Gold Coast, 49 W. Division Street

Location: Lakeview, 2928 N. Broadway, website

Location: Goose Island, 923 W. Weed Street, website

Location: Logan Square, 2339 N. Milwaukee Avenue

Location: Lincoln Park, 2470 N. Lincoln Avenue

Location: River North, 20 W. Kinzie Street

Location: River North, 222 N. LaSalle Street

Prime & Provisions, DineAmic Group's (Siena Tavern) forthcoming steakhouse at the intersection of LaSalle Street and Wacker Drive, is a massive, 12,000 sq-foot space that will seat nearly 300 guests inside...

Location: Millennium Park, 20 N. Michigan Avenue, website

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What You Need To Know About the Chicago Dining Scene This Week

Want to check out CJ Jacobson’s tenure at Intro (Belden-Stratford, 2300 N. Lincoln Park West., Lincoln Park, 773-868-0002) but can’t handle the meaty menu? The rotating-chef...

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Pi Gallery Bar (738 N. Clark St., River North, 312-285-2712) turns Neapolitan pizza making into an art, with plenty of craft cocktails and local artwork to boot.

Toss another one onto the to-brunch list: On April 11, Bohemian House (11 W. Illinois St., River North, 312-955-0439) will add it to their weekend slate. The menu will...

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Is Your Alma Mater in the Sweet 16? Here's Where to Watch The Games

Nearly 4,000 Duke alumni call Chicago home, and the Blue Devils' official watch parties are now at LP Stadium, 2423 N. Clark St.

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Sedgwick's, 1935 N. Sedgwick St., used to host watch parties for the Duke Blue Devils but now supports the Michigan State Spartans, said general manager and MSU alum Mario Davila. The process to become a recognized alumni hangout is not too complicated, he said.

Side Street Saloon, 1456 W. George St., has many Michiganders on staff and once catered to a big Spartan crowd, said co-owner Joanne Grubich. She recalled playing many Auburn games for fans recently and oftentimes, like many bars, Side Street's viewing options are dictated by its crowd.

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Undecided voters...what would get you to vote for either Mayoral candidate?

On the fence? Any one thing that would sway your opinion?

I don't know that I'm voting for Chui or Rahm. For me, I'd reconsider Rahm if he immediately implemented a Mayoral 2-term limit; and if he convinced the aldermen to implement a 3-term-limit on Aldermen (grandfathering existing Aldermen, oh, of course), I think he'd run away with the race. So much of the trouble we're in now could've been avoided if we didn't have a life-time Mayor sitting on fixing the major issues whilst hoping for good luck to occasionally sweep them away.

  • Nora H 11year Lakeview resident, member ELVN.

    For some reason I can't seem to paste the link to a You Tube interview of David Orr talking about Rahm and the city finances. Look for it and see how the books are cooked and more on TIF money. You certainly don't get the whole story from the Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune.

  • Rahm has done something positive and helpful. He closed a bunch of expensive and ineffective schools and caught heck for it. The city has a huge dark financial cloud hanging over it. It doesn't matter who is mayor. Noone wants the real solution.

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4 days ago

Cancelling Red Plum delivery.

Simply call 800.874.2863 and press option 2 for Red Plum. The whole thing takes only 2 minutes and you're done! You'll speak with a live person, give your address, and it's done.

You do have to call before 5pm though so sorry this doesn't help today, but tomorrow let them know!!

4 days ago

Get ready to vote! Hear from your aldermanic candidates.

Didn't make it to the 43rd Ward aldermanic candidate forum featuring Ald. Michele Smith and Caroline Vickrey? Watch it online and see what they had to say about local issues at: http://ow.ly/KKyWj.

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Crain’s deeply misleading article on Lincoln Park’s population

Park Lincoln by Reside apartments, 2470 N Clark St, Lincoln Park

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Parking Lot Dent Repair Scam Alert

Earlier this afternoon, a couple guys appeared to be scamming an older Asian gentleman with a Lexus in the Walgreen's parking lot at Fullerton / Greenview.

Apparently, this type of scam is very common. Two individuals approach another individual and offer to repair a car dent for less than what it would cost in a bodyshop. Often times, the individual scammed goes to an ATM to withdraw cash to pay for the body work and the work done is shoddy...

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Earlier this afternoon, a couple guys appeared to be scamming an older Asian gentleman with a Lexus in the Walgreen's parking lot at Fullerton / Greenview.

Apparently, this type of scam is very common. Two individuals approach another individual and offer to repair a car dent for less than what it would cost in a bodyshop. Often times, the individual scammed goes to an ATM to withdraw cash to pay for the body work and the work done is shoddy and, often times, more money is requested to pay for the job.

I called 911 to report the possible incident; however, the Asian man and the scammers seemed to have parted ways before the police arrived.

The scammers appeared to be in a silver Chevy with a license plate that looked like R1460149 (from a distance). One scammer appeared to be of Latino descent with a goatee (I cannot remember that with 100% certainty). The other gentleman was a taller, skinnier fellow who was wearing a snow hat.

  • Saw these guys in the Costco parking lot (Clybourn & Damen) on Wednesday and reported it. This time it was a green minivan.

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33-Year-Old Man Missing

Im pretty worried. My boyfriend is missing since March 12th, 2015 in the North Side of Chicago. He has schizophrenia so he was confused in those days. I would appreciate any kind of help or information about him. His name is Jonathan Bujnowski. His height 6 1, dark blonde hair, green eyes, slim complexion.

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Weekend babysitter needed (Diversey and Ashland)

Hi Everyblock - we are new to the area & have a 2 yr old boy and 4 yr old girl. We'd love to find a babysitter who could occasionally watch the kids on a Sat night. Any age 8th grade or later works for us. Ideally close by in the Burley school district, but further is fine if she or he has a car. Please let me know if anyone is interested or knows someone! Thanks.

  • Sounds great! I'll send you a message. Please let me know if you don't get it.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Tracie - I strongly recommend (having your kids) call the Red Cross and find a Babysitting class. It's a great class, where they learn basic first aid and CPR, along with tips for entertaining little ones

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