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Updated 35 min ago

Coyote in the Hood

Hey everyone. Just wanted to mention that I saw a pretty big coyote at 7am. He was in the alley between Paulina and Hermitage at the 4400 block. He wasn't looking for trouble with us (me and 2 large dogs), but he was just behind a neighbors house, who I think has chickens...Just a heads up.

Mar 20

Updated 1 hour ago

Lincoln Square Concealed Carry Course

After your training you have a thorough understanding of:

The Firearm Concealed Carry Act
Justifiable Use of Deadly Force
Unlawful Use of a Weapon
How to draw your gun from a holster quickly and safely
What type of ammunition / gun is best to defend yourself
The various options on how to conceal your gun
When to shoot and when not to shoot
How to shoot without taking the time to use the sights
Much more…

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After your training you have a thorough understanding of:

The Firearm Concealed Carry Act
Justifiable Use of Deadly Force
Unlawful Use of a Weapon
How to draw your gun from a holster quickly and safely
What type of ammunition / gun is best to defend yourself
The various options on how to conceal your gun
When to shoot and when not to shoot
How to shoot without taking the time to use the sights
Much more…

Instead of merely a lecture class, you will spend time interacting with the instructor, other students, and even training with laser pistols in the classroom before we head to the range.

You can finish your 16 hours with all the training requirements for Utah, Arizona and Florida non-resident CCW permits in addition to your Illinois License! This will allow you to carry in 32 States.

If this is of interest to you contact us at chicagocarry@windycitymail.org and we will send you the details for the course.

  • I am interested as well. Just sent you an email.

  • ANN1 xx

    I looked at the calendar for Maxon and I don't see the class, when do you do the shooting?

Mar 02 2014

Updated 1 hour ago

Free concealed carry class - Northcenter

We are offering a free concealed carry class the weekend of March (March 28/29). The class will be eight hours each day and we will do the shooting qualification at Maxon's in Des Planes the following Saturday.

The class is limited to 40 people so if you are interested send us an email and we will send you the details.

Illinois has just been forced to allow people to protect themselves. Don't pass up this chance to take charge of your personal defense.

  • Hammerman @ Lincoln Square Hammerman of Lincoln Square Tree House Builder

    Greg! I am interested in your training. I already have full certification with Semi-Automatic Pistols, revolvers, rifles and shotguns through A security Training School, But I'd like to attend your classes
    Danny-773-425-0223 cell

  • ANN1 xx

    Im confused. Is this class this weekend or was it last year?

45 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Daycare Near Ravenswood

Hello,

I am looking for any day care suggestions in or near the Ravenswood area. Anything down Ashland or Damen would also work well as I commute that way for work.

I all really need are names as I will call them all and speak with them personally.

Thank you all in advance

  • Our daughter has attended Little Green Treehouse on Ashland/Belmont for almost two years and we love it.

  • +1 for RC4 - ages 6 weeks-5 years, though usually a wait list

    +1 for Twinkling Stars Preschool - ages 3-5 years

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2 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Wireless Phone Service

I am looking to switch my wireless service from Verizon (only because my office building is the only place in the world that doesn't get Verizon service). I'm just wondering what other wireless services people have that get good service in the city and outside of the city.

  • LGK

    Ok, yeah, I was just wondering about Sprint. Nobody had mentioned it and I really don't see a lot of Sprint stores around. They are offering crazy deals like buying out your current contract and unlimited data. Wondering what other's experiences are with Sprint.

  • Rachel writer, indexer, editor, researcher

    This site can be helpful in figuring out coverage, too: http://opensignal.com/coverage-maps/US/Chicago/

16 hours ago

Thank You for Found Keys!

We wanted to thank whomever found my mom's Honda keys (4700 block of North Hermitage Ave.) and placed them in a white envelope on her windshield. My baby's carseat is in there, and we were worried we wouldn't be able to get in. We would love to thank you in person, please let us know!!

2 days ago

Updated 18 hours ago

LOST KEYS....

Walked on the east side of 4800 block of Ashland yesterday between 12noon and 5pm, Wed. 3-25-14 and lost a set of keys. Did anyone find some? Can you please contact me here on EveryBlock?
Thanks for your help,

Also was at the bus stops:
Lawrence just west of Ashland, north side of street.
Lawrence at Western heading back east.

Walked to Brown line from Lawrence.

And then (Ugh!) downtown.
I've called CTA and Brown line stations.
.... probably hopeless... hoping for that amazing miracle...

L. B.

  • Lynda Bean Long-time resident.

    Thanks Patrick and Rachel for the moral support. Miracles happen... keys have been found! I'm so relieved... I didn't post a lot of info about what was on the set to protect myself from an unlikely hero. If people found keys I figured they'd want me to ID the set... I would've wanted them to ID something specific to me so I could verify they actually had them.

    Thanks again. Grateful for this forum.

  • You know how when you get replacement insurance cards there's always some blank plastic around them? Cut an oval, use a sharpie to put your number on either side, seal it up with clear packing tape so the marker doesn't run, and hole punch a hole. Viola, instant ID fob....

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    You know how when you get replacement insurance cards there's always some blank plastic around them? Cut an oval, use a sharpie to put your number on either side, seal it up with clear packing tape so the marker doesn't run, and hole punch a hole. Viola, instant ID fob.

    I've been doing this for years, I've never had to take advantage of it but after losing a set years ago I got proactive and that plastic around your insurance cards is perfect for making a little tag similar to a store loyalty card - only for loyalty to you. Plus, murphy's law states clearly that you will only lose your keys if there is no identification on them, putting a tag with your phone number on them insures them against getting lost. ;)

3 days ago

Updated 25 hours ago

"Utility Customer Notification"

Anyone get a letter in the mail from "Clean Energy Option" which says, "Sign and return the enclosed form to run your home on clean energy"?

Anyone else notice that the return address is a rented mailbox at a UPS Store in the Loop?

  • Catbus Philosopher, Third-Class

    CUB's word is that the company is real, but sketchy. It can't guarantee that YOU get your electricity from clean sources, and it will change your rate per kwh to an unspecified "variable" rate after three months.

  • Sharon 33 year Ravenswood neighbor

    I too received one. It went in the trash.

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2 days ago

Updated 31 hours ago

rent

Hi,I`m looking for a studio to rent...but i have no SSN

  • Thoughts in Lincoln Square 9 Year Chicagoan - Tech Startupper

    You might be able to sublet from someone who is open to such a scenario.

  • Sub tenants need to be approved by landlords. Very few landlords accept tenants without SSNs.

35 hours ago

37 hours ago

We need a network for community safety & info

View all these Twitter hashtags at once:

#46thWard
#UptownChicago
#LakeviewChicago
#SheridanParkChicago
#BuenaParkChicago
#ClarendonParkChicago
#MargateParkChicago
#UptownChicagoRocks

Here: http://twubs.com/46thWard

or use #46thWard to communicate with your neighbors

5 days ago

Updated 39 hours ago

Just heard that there was a shooting at Winnemac park- is this true?

I just heard from someone that there was a shooting at Winnemac park and wondered if there are anymore details- gang related? Who shot at this person- officer? other person?

  • SC

    Let's not jump to conclusions. People are all talking about Amundsen due to location. I believe this sad story is about someone who went to Senn high school though.

  • Was the caps meeting useful? Any more insight into this incident? Wasn't able to attend this one. Thanks

2 days ago

Updated 40 hours ago

Living in Uptown...Should we move?

Hey everyone. I have just recently moved to uptown (N Clarendon and Wilson) to live with my boyfriend. In the past two weeks there have been two shooting less then a block from us. Needless to say, we are feeling very unsafe and just wondering what everyone else thinks? I don't know much about the area, but we are both recent graduates and don't have a lot of spare income. We love the parks and access to the beach here,...

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Hey everyone. I have just recently moved to uptown (N Clarendon and Wilson) to live with my boyfriend. In the past two weeks there have been two shooting less then a block from us. Needless to say, we are feeling very unsafe and just wondering what everyone else thinks? I don't know much about the area, but we are both recent graduates and don't have a lot of spare income. We love the parks and access to the beach here, but the shootings have made me very uneasy.

We are supposed to resign our lease for another year in just a few days. Should I take the chance and start looking for something new (around May/June move in date), or should we suck it up and stay another year?

Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated.

  • Nobody on a message board can tell you whether or not you're going to be a victim of violence. There ARE gangs in Uptown that don't seem to be letting up. People have been shot in drive by shootings. Normally, the gangs target their enemies, so I would say most...

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    Nobody on a message board can tell you whether or not you're going to be a victim of violence. There ARE gangs in Uptown that don't seem to be letting up. People have been shot in drive by shootings. Normally, the gangs target their enemies, so I would say most violence in Uptown (at least the shooting kind) is directed at gang members. The problem is that they seem to have this idea that turning a gun sideways and not using its sight is good practice, so they miss a lot. The chances of YOU getting shot are probably pretty slim, but if you're living in fear, is it worth it?

  • Preeti Superstar, animal lover, just me

    Uptown is block by block and there are gangs having a turf war. You could move a little north to Andersonville or Edgewater (west of Kenmore) and still be near the parks and lake. You should feel safe in your home and not live in fear. You're probably aware of Uptown Update http://www.uptownupdate.com/

3 days ago

Updated 45 hours ago

Should we rent out our garage spaces?

***I hope this is an okay question, and I am keeping the details and location fairly vague as I don't want to spam / advertise in this forum, but please let me know if this isn't appropriate and I'll request it be deleted.***

Hi neighbors! Do you rent out your garage / lot / parking space? We are considering renting out our unused spaces (in a property we own) but had some questions:

• Is there such a thing as...

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***I hope this is an okay question, and I am keeping the details and location fairly vague as I don't want to spam / advertise in this forum, but please let me know if this isn't appropriate and I'll request it be deleted.***

Hi neighbors! Do you rent out your garage / lot / parking space? We are considering renting out our unused spaces (in a property we own) but had some questions:

• Is there such a thing as a garage rental lease and do you use one?

• Do you require a security deposit? Did you need to take out supplemental insurance?

• Do you rent your space out month-to-month, week-to-week, or for longer periods?

• Where do you advertise your space? Craigslist? Word of mouth?

• Are there legal (or otherwise complicated) issues that we should consider in advance?

  • I rent out a garage space. I always do a contract for the space, you can find samples online to use for your purposes. I have the space prepaid for the term on 3/6/12 month basis...saves the hassle of trying to get monthly payments for something small. If someone can't...

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    I rent out a garage space. I always do a contract for the space, you can find samples online to use for your purposes. I have the space prepaid for the term on 3/6/12 month basis...saves the hassle of trying to get monthly payments for something small. If someone can't afford to prepay, they might have issues with the monthly payment itself. Just saying...
    Your homeowners insurance (provided it already is written up for renters, i.e. a multi-unit home) will cover the rental/issues. I put a sign out front and advertise on Craigslist. I am also very clear in the contract that the space is only for parking -- do not allow the space to be used for storage/repairs -- that can be a liability as well.

  • Thanks for the advice - you've all been really helpful!

2 days ago

Updated 45 hours ago

Missing Cat in Ravenswood

Hi all, my cat went missing during the night on 3/24/15. I live just east of Damen and just south of Foster. His name is Nelly, he is white/ yellow/ sandy, and about 10 pounds. He is very loved and very missed. Please contact me if you have seen him or if you have him!! Marisa

  • JM

    I live nearby and will definitely keep an eye out for him. I'm owned by 3 cats and I know how stressful this must be for you. Hope he's found very soon

  • L

    You can only put pictures on the original post, so you'll have to create a new one.

2 days ago

Updated 47 hours ago

Shamrock Shuffle bib wanted

Hi, just wondering if anyone who is registered for the Shamrock Shuffle on Sunday isn't planning on running it, and would be willing to sell their bib? I somehow forgot to register and was hoping to run it with a friend.

  • Hi! Due to a knee injury (blah) I have a bib that I won't be using and I'd be happy to sell it to you. Let me know here or send me an email if you're interested!

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Looking for 3 bedroom unit to rent in or near lincoln square (less than $1500)

I have looked on Craigslist and thought I would ask here. I am interested in renting a 3 bedroom unit. An ideal unit would have parking, a dishwasher and an in-unit washer/dryer (or must have in building). We would prefer a unit facing the street, not on the first floor. Boundaries would be between Kedzie and Ashland and foster and Irving park. Thanks!

  • Like mentioned above you have more luck finding that near kezie. One of my friends pays $1000 for a 3 bedroom near montrose and kimball, and I've heard the rent is about the same all around that Albany park area.

  • @MalloryLN, actually the one near Sunnyside/Hermitage is overall lower rent than the one on Ainslie. Heat and hot water is included in the Sunnyside/Hermitage vs tenant is responsible for paying heat (may be even hot water) for the one on Ainslie.

2 days ago

Found: Ventra card near Ainslie & Hoyne

hi. I found a Ventra card this morning (3/26) near the north west corner of Ainslie and Hoyne. Anyone lose one?

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2 days ago

Gun shots Windsor and Wilson today around 6:30 pm

I heard a series of 4 gunshots around 6:30 tonight. Does anyone know what happened?

2 days ago

Mar 18

Updated 2 days ago

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.

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Someone who can sew

Looking for someone to make some small panel curtains for my kitchen windows. Approximately 22" by 26" panels. Already have the fabric. They will be for tension/dowel rods, so it is a very basic project. Will pay labor, and other supplies.

  • Damian R Ravenswood Photographer

    Roland you need to reach out to Carissa for help. Maybe we can make an afternoon project out of it one weekend.

  • Wendy Small-town living in the big city

    I took a very similar project to my dry cleaners -- it was simple, quick and cheap.

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3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

10 things ystäväni ja pelko Viimeisin eläkkeelle: Westward Group Advisors

BUD HEBELER: 81-vuotiaana, minulla on useita ystäviä, osakkuus ja email yhteyshenkilöt, jotka ovat eläkkeellä. Esitin hiljattain 75 heistä antaa minulle luettelon asioista, jotka ovat erityisen stressaavaa ja huolestuttava. Vastaajat vaihteli ikä 50-94 vaurautta ja elämäntapa, ja monet olivat lesket. En ole ketään, joka riippuu täysin valtiontukea.

Lue koko artikkeli:
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  • Ravens Yes.I can fix that.

    Justin Wright. Akoje to tvoje pravo ime? Kakvaje ova zayebancia. Shta god ti prodavash, kupi sebi puno, metni puno soli na oto I onda udari u guzico sa chekichom. SHUTI VISHE.
    Thank You for your consideration.

3 days ago

Post-Election drinks

We never got drinks to heal our differences in the 47th as we discussed in the Great Thread, but here is an interesting article since there is one more big election left:

http://chicago.suntimes.com/carol-marin-opinion/7/71/457569/pro-rahm-stunt-just-makes-chuys-point

3 days ago

Here's What's Happening in Chicago Culture This Week

Open Now: The Trial of Moses “Fleetwood” Walker, a look at the first-ever black baseball player’s 1891 murder trial. Black Ensemble Theater (4450 N. Clark)

This article has 25 other Chicago locations (Show)

March 26: Balm in Gildead, Lanford Wilson’s 1964 panorama of Manhattan’s seediest diner. The Den Theatre (1329 N. Milwaukee)

March 26: Our Bad Magnet: Three Scottsmen bore into a childhood friend’s knack for tall tales. Angel Island (735 W. Sheridan)

March 26: Song About Himself, Mickle Maher’s take on post-Internet degeneration of language. Theater Oobleck at Storefront Theater, Gallery 37 Center for the Arts (66 E. Randolph)

March 28: Love, Loss, and What I Wore, Nora and Delia Ephron’s ode to women and the clothes that color them. First Folio Theatre at Mayslake Peabody Estate (1717 W. 31st)

March 28: Title and Deed, Pulitzer finalist Will Eno’s one-man travelogue. Lookingglass Theatre (821 N. Michigan)

Open Now: La Bête, a comedy written entirely in couplets. Trap Door Theatre (1655 W. Cortland)

Open Now: End Days, Windy City Playhouse’s Henry Godinez–directed debut. Windy City Playhouse (3014 W. Irving Park)

Open Now: A Midwinter Night’s Tale: A Midsummer Night’s Dream meets The Winter’s Tale in the heart of the Polar Vortex. Duplicity Ensemble at Filament Theatre (4041 N. Milwaukee)

Open Now: Homefront, in which a Tennessee emigre returns home from New York to his rupturing family. Project 891 at Heartland Studio (7016 N. Glenwood)

Open Now: The One and Only Ivan, LifeLine’s kid-friendly take on Katherine Applegate’s bestselling children’s book. LifeLine Theatre (6912 N. Glenwood)

Open Now: The Full Monty, a musical based on the 1997 film in which a group of pink-slipped steelworkers turn to stripping to support their families. Kokandy at Theater Wit (1229 W. Belmont)

Open Now: The Hammer Trinity, Nathan Allen and Chris Mathews’s six-hour BYO marathon play. The House Theatre of Chicago at Chopin Theatre (1543 W. Division)

Open Now: Antigonick, Anne Carson’s modern-day, free translation of Antigone. Sideshow Theatre at Victory Gardens (2433 N. Lincoln)

Open Now: Marie Antoinette, David Adjmi’s hyper-modern take on the young French queen’s tale. Steppenwolf Theatre (1650 N. Halsted)

Open Now Endgame: Beckett’s classic through the eyes of Halena Kays, who served as the Hypocrites’ artistic director during founder Sean Graney’s recently ended three-year hiatus. The Hypocrites at Den Theatre (1329–1333 N. Milwaukee)

Open Now: Game of Thongs: A Game of Thrones Burlesque. Breasteros. Yep. Gorilla Tango Theatre (1919 N. Milwaukee)

March 28: Redletter, in which the Neo-Futurists prod Buzzfeed-era journalism. Neo-Futurarium (5153 N. Ashland)

March 28: Dividing the Estate: A Texas family debates divvying up its matriarch’s waning fortune before she’s even croaked. Raven Theatre (6157 N. Clark)

March 28: The Sweeter Option, the world premiere of John Henry Roberts’s crime-noir spoof. Strawdog Theatre (3829 N. Broadway)

March 28: Four, Christopher Shinn’s lusty summertime drama. Jackalope Theatre at Broadway Armory Park (5917 N. Broadway)

March 28: The Real World: Space Edition—set in 2153 and 2153 times funnier than the actual filmed-in-Chicago Real World. Public House Theatre (3914 N. Clark)

March 29 First Date, which sets set two hopelessly mismatched singles together just in time for Valentine’s Day. Royal George Theatre (1641 N. Halsted)

March 28: Traces, an urban faerie tale charting the travails of 20-something Chicagoan Jenny. Feast Productions at the Frontier (1106 Thorndale)

March 29 The Royale, Marco Ramirez’s cutting portrayal of Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight champion to rise to prominence circa 1905. American Theater Company (1909 W. Byron)

March 29: Five, a group show celebrating LVL3’s fifth year as an artist-run gallery, featuring work by Sabrina Ott, Lauren Clay, Evan Robarts, Josh Reames, and Ben Sanders. LVL3 Gallery (1542 N. Milwaukee, 3rd Floor)

3 days ago

Uptown Flower Shop, Forget Me Knodt, To Close Its Doors In April

Knodt said her Uptown flower shop at 1313 W. Wilson Ave. has "enjoyed nothing but success," including providing flowers for more than 120 weddings.

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Architectural Signage Southwood Group Custom Graphics Specialists - Historie

I 1970, efter eksamen fra college, begyndte Ernest Dwight at producere træ tegn som en forlængelse af sin nye kone broderi business. Mr. Dwight interesser i arkitektur og træbearbejdning, kombineret med grafik og bogstaver aspekter af broderi og monogramming i hans kones business, forudsat en unik blanding af kapaciteter til at indtaste tegn business. Virksomheden, dengang kaldet F & D Wooden Signs, i første omgang fokuseret energi opfordrer arkitektoniske og design virksomheder i North Carolina. Målet var at tilbyde disse...

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I 1970, efter eksamen fra college, begyndte Ernest Dwight at producere træ tegn som en forlængelse af sin nye kone broderi business. Mr. Dwight interesser i arkitektur og træbearbejdning, kombineret med grafik og bogstaver aspekter af broderi og monogramming i hans kones business, forudsat en unik blanding af kapaciteter til at indtaste tegn business. Virksomheden, dengang kaldet F & D Wooden Signs, i første omgang fokuseret energi opfordrer arkitektoniske og design virksomheder i North Carolina. Målet var at tilbyde disse virksomheder en pålidelig, kvalitet drevet kilde til fremstilling af den nyligt opfundet udtrykket "arkitektoniske skiltning", men i metoder og materialer, der havde et anderledes udseende fra normen. Bogstaveligt talt banebrydende metoder og materialer, der anvendes til at oprette "naturligt" udseende træ skilte, havde selskabet snart at tilføje personale og flytte til et større anlæg. Som en del af dette skridt, og forventede fremtidige vækst, blev det besluttet at ændre navnet på fast til SouthWood Corporation (http://www.southwoodcorp.com).

I flere år blev det klart, at mange klienter havde brug for mere dybdegående tegn planlægning og grafisk design ekspertise end forelå regelmæssigt, så virksomheden bemandet sine egne in-house wayfinding & designafdeling. Dette gav organisationen at tilbyde fuld design til fabrikation kapaciteter til klienter, der krævede det, mens også styrke Southwoods evne til at "tale sproget" design med dens designer klienter...

Læs det her: http://yvintoris.tumblr.com/post/114389795071/southwood-group-historie

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4 days ago

  • Think, Read, Write at My Table

    Mrs. Guendica is asking for $452.05:
    My students need a horseshoe shaped table to help improve time spent during Guided Reading time.
    Courtenay Language Arts Academy Comment

4 days ago

Tour Ravenswood Elementary School

Ravenswood Elementary School has added tour dates to its regular schedule to accommodate CPS’ lottery acceptance announcements. Tours will be offered at 9 a.m. on:

Tuesday, March 24
Tuesday, March 31
Tuesday, April 14
Tuesday, May 12
Tuesday, June 9

Tours are led by Ravenswood parents knowledgeable about the school curriculum and activities. Visitors have the opportunity to see facilities, observe classrooms in action, ask questions and experience our school community firsthand. After the tour, the principal or assistant principal...

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Ravenswood Elementary School has added tour dates to its regular schedule to accommodate CPS’ lottery acceptance announcements. Tours will be offered at 9 a.m. on:

Tuesday, March 24
Tuesday, March 31
Tuesday, April 14
Tuesday, May 12
Tuesday, June 9

Tours are led by Ravenswood parents knowledgeable about the school curriculum and activities. Visitors have the opportunity to see facilities, observe classrooms in action, ask questions and experience our school community firsthand. After the tour, the principal or assistant principal will join the group for an open question-and-answer session.

Reservations are not necessary. To join the tour, enter the school through the main (center) entry doors on Paulina Street. Sign in at the security desk and proceed down the hall to Multi-Purpose Room.

Mar 15

Updated 4 days ago

Can anyone recommend a good (accurate) bus and train tracking app?

I've been using one called "Arrivals" for years and found it extremely helpful for getting around town
I had an issue with it a couple of weeks ago though, uninstalled it, went to install it again and couldn't find it when I searched for it.
I've used a few different ones since then and have found them all to be terribly inaccurate with regard to bus arrival time.
Some only seem to "work" when I'm actually standing AT the bus stop waiting. I want something I can check when I'm at home so I know when to leave.
Thanks in advance!

  • loraine t washington 5 yr. resident

    I did not know it was so many trackers.

  • I developed QuickTrain for iOS. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/quicktrain/id471653441?mt=8

    The whole point is to quickly find when the next train is coming to the closest station to your current location. My goal was to get from app launch to results in under a second so that I could quickly determine if I needed to sprint to get under the gate at Rockwell. It's a niche product but well worth the $1.

    CTA did have a nice web application called CTA ETA but they seemed to have discontinued it.

Mar 20

Updated 5 days ago

Best brunch places that take reservations?

Hi everyone! We're new to Chicago (and the neighborhood) and are looking for recommendations for brunch places that take reservations. We don't mind waiting when it's just the two of us, but we have a series of guests coming to visit over the next few months and we'd like to be able to schedule brunch in advance. We're primarily looking for places in Ravenswood / Edgewater / Uptown but are also open to great places anywhere on the North Side. It's possible we'd have as many as 8 people, but generally we'll be 4 to 6. (No picky eaters here, so feel free to recommend non-traditional brunch options.)

  • GOLDUST COMMANDER

    Go to jeffs and eat no reservations just walk in..

  • Shelley 2 year Ravenswood Manor resident. Loving it!

    Crosby's Kitchen is fantastic, inexpensive, great atmosphere, takes reservations, and is right off the Southport Brown Line.

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Mar 21

Updated 5 days ago

Woman's scream

I just heard a woman's blood curdling scream. Went out to check the alley and front and saw nothing. Hope to god it was a joke and not a cry for help.

  • Now

    Erin thank you for checking. I hope it was a joke too.

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