3 hours ago

Coalfire Pizza coming to 3707 N. Southport

Confirmed today that they are coming to the former Hye Bar space, and hoping to open later this summer.

http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com/2014/04/coalfire-pizza-coming-to-3707-n.html

Apr 07

Updated 4 days ago

New Development Ashland/School

Does anyone know what's coming up at the northeast corner of Ashland & School? It's been an empty bank for the three years we've lived here, and I'm curious what's coming to the neighborhood.

Apr 10

Updated Apr 10

Cameras at Ashland/Addison intersection?

Driving the other day I saw smalish white cameras mounted atop the traffic lights at the Ashland/Addison intersection. These are not the big red light cameras or the speed cameras as far as I can tell. Well they might be speed cameras, but they look different than ones that are currently in place.

Just wondering if anyone knows about the cameras and what they are for?

Apr 09

Lakeview Flickr Photo Group

Feel free to upload your Flickr photos to the new Lakeview Group!

https://www.flickr.com/groups/2659840@N22/?added=6

Apr 09

Updated Apr 09

  • we saw lighting improvements on Wayne and was needed and appreciated. The other blocks mentioned will no doubt appreciate more lighting to sidewalks, it is a great security enhancement.

Apr 08

Free Coffee at Chicago Comics.

Stop by Chicago Comics this Sunday from 12-2 and try some free coffee from Passion House Roasters. Chicago Comics. 3244 N. CLark St. Chicago

Apr 08

North Center, Lincoln Square, Lake view, Roscoe Village Virtual Garage Sale

Tired of waiting until summer to get rid the unwanted clutter?
Tired of spend a weekend sitting in the hot sun wheeling and dealing?
I have started some Facebook virtual garage sale groups in the area.
A place to buy, sell or even give away item with people in your neighborhood.
Much easier than other selling sites, come check us out.

North Center, Lincoln Square, Lake view, Roscoe Village Virtual Garage Sale
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1406838629562737/
Andersonville, Uptown, Loyola, Rogers Park & Edgewater...

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Tired of waiting until summer to get rid the unwanted clutter?
Tired of spend a weekend sitting in the hot sun wheeling and dealing?
I have started some Facebook virtual garage sale groups in the area.
A place to buy, sell or even give away item with people in your neighborhood.
Much easier than other selling sites, come check us out.

North Center, Lincoln Square, Lake view, Roscoe Village Virtual Garage Sale
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1406838629562737/
Andersonville, Uptown, Loyola, Rogers Park & Edgewater Virtual Garage sale
https://www.facebook.com/groups/732530996757733/
Bucktown, Wicker Park & West Loop Virtual Garage Sale
https://www.facebook.com/groups/282543145231487/
Lincoln Park, Old Town, River West/North & Gold Coast Virtual Garage Sale
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1452216758330187/
Forest Glen, Sauganash, Mayfair & Edgebrook Virtual Garage Sale
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1420706874835898/
Albany Park, Irving Park/ Old Irving & Ravenswood Manor Virtual Garage Sale
https://www.facebook.com/groups/707752879264290/
Belmont Cragin, Brickyard, Montclare & Surrounding Area Virtual Garage Sale
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1463361163876571/
UIC, South Loop, Greektown, Pilsen, Tri-Taylor Virtual Garage Sale
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1487128171507564/
SKOKIE IL VIRTUAL GARAGE SALE.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/409616702494947/
LET'S GET BIDDING!!! (Chicago VGS Group)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/683464331712085/

Check out the recent article written about the Virtual Garage Sale groups.
http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140313/andersonville/virtual-garage-sale-growing-on-north-side

Apr 07

Paint + BYOB: Create your own Masterpiece - $25 - Lakeview

Please register at: https://dabble.co/chicago/painting/classes/paint-create-your-own-masterpiece-with-alicia-londos

Class Info: “Every artist was first an amateur” (Ralph Waldo Emerson). Some just need a little more coaxing to get started. The goal of class is to create a fun and sophisticated art party AND your cool and amazing masterpiece.

We will cover some basis painting skills to get everyone started and on your way to painting. You will learn and develop the skills of painting in a modern and friendly atmosphere. You will learn information...

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Please register at: https://dabble.co/chicago/painting/classes/paint-create-your-own-masterpiece-with-alicia-londos

Class Info: “Every artist was first an amateur” (Ralph Waldo Emerson). Some just need a little more coaxing to get started. The goal of class is to create a fun and sophisticated art party AND your cool and amazing masterpiece.

We will cover some basis painting skills to get everyone started and on your way to painting. You will learn and develop the skills of painting in a modern and friendly atmosphere. You will learn information related to paint application, brushwork, and confidence in your newly created art. We will using acrylic paint on either (2) 6 x 6 in. canvas or (1) 10 x 10 in. canvas (your choice) and by the end of class you will have your beautiful piece of art ready to hang in your home!

Choose to create your painting from any of our provided inspiration pictures OR bring your own pic and create your masterpiece to take home!!

Sign up solo or with friends. Feel free to BYOB.

Prerequisites: None - all levels welcome
What to bring: Your Imagination + BYOB if you would like
What will be provided: We provide all materials (canvas, paint, brushes and music)
Location: A & L Designs Studio - 3629 N Pine Grove Ave

Apr 01

Updated Apr 06

Ikea looking for new urban store in Lakeview

My friend, who's in commercial real estate, told me that Ikea is looking to acquire a large space in Lakeview for a store. They wanted the Century Centre shopping mall location on Clark/Diversey but couldn't make it work.
He said it will need to be about half the size of a typical Ikea store, roughly 150,000 square feet. It's expected to be about 7 stories tall.
Anyone got any suggestions for the location? They're looking at tearing down existing buildings or at least keeping some of the exterior elements if it has historical context or a beautiful ornate facade.

  • jives vigilent resident x 20 yrs

    Irving and Sheffield ( Sheridan ) next to Thorek hospital
    Contact Morgan Murphy III
    Attorney

  • Still going strong.........

Apr 03

Former Chicago Cubs Player Fergie Jenkins will Meet and Greet Customers and Fans at the Newly Opened

WGN's Pete McMurray will be Live from the Location and will Join Jenkins for the Wrigleyville Dunkin Donut's Grand Opening Day Coinciding with the Opening Day of the Chicago Cubs

Follow on Twitter to learn about more specials @WrigleyDunkin or on Facebook: facebook.com/Wrigleyville-Dunkin-Donuts


WHAT:
Wrigleyville Dunkin’ Donuts hosts Former Chicago Cubs Player and legendary pitcher Fergie Jenkins as part of their grand opening celebration. Jenkins will greet fans, hand out the official Dunkin' Donuts Cubs Donut. Later that day, Jenkins...

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WGN's Pete McMurray will be Live from the Location and will Join Jenkins for the Wrigleyville Dunkin Donut's Grand Opening Day Coinciding with the Opening Day of the Chicago Cubs

Follow on Twitter to learn about more specials @WrigleyDunkin or on Facebook: facebook.com/Wrigleyville-Dunkin-Donuts


WHAT:
Wrigleyville Dunkin’ Donuts hosts Former Chicago Cubs Player and legendary pitcher Fergie Jenkins as part of their grand opening celebration. Jenkins will greet fans, hand out the official Dunkin' Donuts Cubs Donut. Later that day, Jenkins will also throw out the celebrity first pitch at the Cubs opening day, happening across the street at Wrigley Field. Also on location at the Wrigleville Dunkin' Donuts will be WGN's Pete McMurray, who will be giving away tickets to the Opening Day Game.

WHERE:
Wrigleyville Dunkin' Donuts, 947 W. Addison

WHEN:
Friday, April 4
7 a.m. - Pete McMurray (WGN-AM) arrives to Wrigleyville Dunkin' Donuts and begins his broadcast and ticket-giveaway
8:30 a.m. - Fergie Jenkins arrives and will great fans and hand out FREE donuts

INFO:
Former Chicago Cubs Player Fergie Jenkins will participate in the Wrigleyville Dunkin' Donuts, 947 W. Maddison, Grand Opening Celebration, along with WGN-AM's Pete McMurray. Fans are invited to line up outside the Dunkin' Donuts location for their chance to win tickets to the opening day game and meet Jenkins and McMurray.

Chicagoland Commissary announces a newly opened Dunkin’ Donuts in Chicago located at 947 W. Addison, just across from the home of the Chicago Cubs and under the Addison Redline El Stop. The new location opened Saturday, March 17 with the grand opening day on April 4, coinciding with the Chicago Cubs Opening Day. The 947 W. Addison location is open Monday – Friday from 4 a.m. – 11 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 5 a.m. – 10 p.m. Follow the location on twitter, @WrigleyDunkin, and Facebook, for special and additional updates.

Apr 02

Updated Apr 03

Fencing in the Park!!!

On my walk this morning just south (3700N) of the Marovitz Golf Course ,along the Lake front, it appears the Park District is constructing a fence!! It appears it will be about 7 feet tall!! Has anyone heard who &/or why this is happening?? I think that it's an ugly eyesore.. Our Lake front is meant to be Open..

  • lauren east lakeview republican

    Oh no :( that sounds horrible.

  • Corey Warner 25 year englewood resident Politicsmylife chi-styl

    How do you think the people on the southside feel..

  • Jen K 22-year Lakeview resident

    They've erected fencing as they've rebuilt each section of the lakefront. Could it be connected to that project? (I'm not sure how far north they've gotten with their work.)

Mar 31

Updated Apr 01

Ashland and School hazmat?

Just heard something on NPR re: a hazmat situation on Ashland and School? I can't hear a lot of sirens, it smells a little off but that could also just be the fact that the weather has thawed and you can smell things now. Anyone else hear anything?

  • I heard a lot of sirens when I left work at around 6:30. I didn't see where they went, but they didn't sound like the went far. I'm at Belmont and Paulina.

  • Hi Audeo5, a hot water tank developed a gas leak in the 3240 Ashland (the XSport building). No injuries.

Mar 30

Updated Mar 31

Construction at Grace and Clifton

I noticed a lot of heavy construction on the north side of Grace and Clifton. Does anybody know what they are building?

  • Ann

    It's probably the Cubs green lot. They're paving it, adding lights and new fencing. Should be done mid summer.

Mar 26

Updated Mar 27

Construction on Surf and Sheridan

Does anyone know what can be done or who to contact about the horrific vibrations coming from this construction? I am a stay at home mother and don't feel safe at home while our walls and ceiling are violently vibrating. Already one painting came crashing down the stairs as a result. Luckily THAT day we were not home. I realize they can't halt construction but perhaps some warning or time table of when the very aggressive work is being done could be provided?

  • I hope they are over soon. I got home early from work and my entire place was shaking. I got flashbacks to my time in a city that got a lot of minor earthquakes. I can't wait for this to be done. Just 1.5 more years, eh?

  • Ditto! The shaking and rumbling are incredible. I'm just worried it's causing some unseen stress on our building that will only show up later when it's too late to do anything.

Mar 24

View 2014 Summer Day Camp Program Offerings Now!

The Chicago Park District is the hot spot for kids this summer. For the ultimate summer camp experience, look no further than your local park! With a variety of camp offerings, you're sure to find an option to match your needs.

Camp programs can be found at more than 200 parks throughout the city where children enjoy water fun, field trips, athletic activities and cultural experiences.

Online Summer Registration begins on April 7 for parks west of California and on April 8 for parks east of California. Make your wishlists now to save time. http://tinyurl.com/lelmx2c

Mar 21

North Center, Lincoln Square, Lake view, Roscoe Village Virtual Garage Sale

Spring has arrived! Time to get some cleaning & organizing done!
All the extra stuff you have accumulated can be easy sold on the Virtual Garage sale group I have created for your area.
Follow the link below; join the group and start buying & selling today

North Center, Lincoln Square, Lake view, Roscoe Village Virtual Garage Sale
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1406838629562737/
Andersonville, Uptown, Loyola, Rogers Park & Edgewater Virtual Garage sale
https://www.facebook.com/groups/732530996757733/
Bucktown, Wicker Park & West Loop Virtual Garage Sale
https://www.facebook.com/groups/282543145231487/...

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Spring has arrived! Time to get some cleaning & organizing done!
All the extra stuff you have accumulated can be easy sold on the Virtual Garage sale group I have created for your area.
Follow the link below; join the group and start buying & selling today

North Center, Lincoln Square, Lake view, Roscoe Village Virtual Garage Sale
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1406838629562737/
Andersonville, Uptown, Loyola, Rogers Park & Edgewater Virtual Garage sale
https://www.facebook.com/groups/732530996757733/
Bucktown, Wicker Park & West Loop Virtual Garage Sale
https://www.facebook.com/groups/282543145231487/
Lincoln Park, Old Town, River West/North & Gold Coast Virtual Garage Sale
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1452216758330187/
Forest Glen, Sauganash, Mayfair & Edgebrook Virtual Garage Sale
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1420706874835898/
Albany Park, Irving Park/ Old Irving & Ravenswood Manor Virtual Garage Sale
https://www.facebook.com/groups/707752879264290/
Belmont Cragin, Brickyard, Montclare & Surrounding Area Virtual Garage Sale
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1463361163876571/
UIC, South Loop, Greektown, Pilsen, Tri-Taylor Virtual Garage Sale
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1487128171507564/
SKOKIE IL VIRTUAL GARAGE SALE.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/409616702494947/

Mar 19

Updated Mar 21

Parking

Hi neighbors!
We will be moving to the area (Belmont and Racine) next month. Out place has a one car garage but we have 2 cars. Does anyone know where we might be able to rent a spot for not too much $$?
Thanks!

  • Shelly Lifelong suburbanite, now in South Lakeview.

    I'm thinking L meant west of Lakewood is not zoned. I'm on the 1200 block of Fletcher, which is zoned. Welcome to the neighborhood! I second and third the people that say parking is rough during Cubs season.

  • Katherine Pastor, Irving Park United Methodist Church

    My daughter lives in an area where parking is tough and she and her husband ALWAYS drove around their block and would snag a spot if there were one open -- then the other person would park in their designated spot. Smart strategy by a couple without any extra money to spend for parking! Welcome to the area!

Mar 20

New retail to replace Candyality and Coobah's Space

New retail to replace Candyality and Coobah's Space from L3 according to this For Lease brochure:

http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com/2014/03/look-whats-replacing-candyality-and.html

Jan 12 2013

Updated Mar 16

Comcast eMail

Anyone having a problem 'sending' eMails thru Comcast?

  • Rachel D. just hungry

    Is that the only issue you've had? My Comcast Internet has been finicky for the past couple hours, but it's okay at this very moment...

  • Everything else is good. Receiving emails but can't send thru Outlook. Can send thru Comcast website. I think that Outlook is having an issue connecting to the server. I have Comcast checking on it.

  • Victoria Artist and Muscian

    I have had intermittent service for 10 days. I haven't been able to get email service now for 2 days.I can't access email t all. It says server can't be found.

Mar 12

Updated Mar 12

Comcast Outage

Anybody else experiencing phone/internet outages with Comcast today?

  • leon999 Morbidly obtuse.

    My Comcast internet went out last night around midnight too and lasted until about 7 AM.

    This has happened several times in recent weeks (we live around Armitage & Western) -- always overnight -- and that pattern makes me wonder if it is maintenance related.

    Each time I've re-started the modem (it's a good one) to no avail.

Mar 10

Updated Mar 11

Mar 04

Updated Mar 10

Possible sign?

A few weeks ago we had a guy who says he was with comEd, who was not marked in anyway, buzz our condo building door to no avail. A few days later I noticed a baby blanket on the fence. I took it off. A few days later I noticed a blanket placed on the same spot on the fence, I removed it again. Today I noticed a balloon tied to our fence and I cut it loose. Is this odd? Is there anywhere I can report this type of activity? Is this a tagging of sorts? Any help would be appreciated.

  • Someone put a rug over our fence once. I didn't think anything of it, but thought it was odd. Now I will keep an eye out for things like this. Thanks for your post.

  • jz

    Thank you, pr, for noticing something and getting help. Neighborhoods are safer when people look out for each other. I have no time for the sarcasm and put-downs.

Mar 06

Updated Mar 10

Sketches of Jolly Posh Food's new Market and Restaurant

Moss design is excited to show off our next project under construction: the new location, expanded shop, and restaurant design for Jolly Posh Foods. Jolly Posh will be moving around the corner from Irving Park to Southport this spring.

Check out design sketches and photos in our latest blog post: http://moss-design.com/2014/03/06/coming-soon-jolly-posh-foods-is-moving-to-moss-designed-expanded-shop-and-restaurant/

  • Spenser approved ;) plus I work on southport and uber excited to get more Bueno bars

  • One of my favorite places in Lakeview. I didn't go as often as I would like because the seating area was so small. I'm sure I'll be visiting more often now :]

Mar 08

Updated Mar 09

Construction on Henderson & Ashland results in unannounced towing

The old bank on Ashland across from Whole Foods is finally being demoed. The company put a fence around the property last week, but on Henderson St, they didn't post any signage about upcoming construction, so this morning, a row of cars was ticketed and towed.

Nice job City!

  • Shelly Lifelong suburbanite, now in South Lakeview.

    That's a nice legal battle...hope somebody took pictures!

  • Typical of the backasswards city process~

Mar 04

Updated Mar 06

Hugh Rat

Coming home today about 8 p.m. I saw A Hugh Rat run from the street on Broadway to a hole on Cornelia next to Rocks, It was a nasty big one. Be Aware.

Mar 05

Homestay Hosting Opportunities

American Homestay Network (AHN) www.homestayhosting.com is looking for hosts to host international students in their homes for a short term. Please learn more about it at the above link. Share every thing Chicago has to offer, enjoy the cultural exchange and earn money.

Feb 19

Updated Feb 26

Moving Boxes, anyone!?

Hi All-

Just got word that our ever so modest building near Lincoln & Paulina is being gutted & turned into luxury lofts (!) so we need to move at the end of our lease. Very soon!

Does anyone have either constructed or deconstructed moving boxes to share? My husband is happy to pick them up if yes.

Thanks!

Feb 24

Updated Feb 25

Mail delivery in Lincoln Park

Did I miss a memo that Feb. 24 is some holiday and there's no mail delivery? We still have no mail and it's 10:15pm--probably won't come at all. I know USPS here in Chicago is notoriously bad, but it's been particularly so this winter. During the sub-zero temp days we never got mail, which I understand, but not sure what today's excuse is.

  • oz neighbor 32 years in LP

    The mail delivery has been dismal for six months. I have been to the Postal station on Clark twice to complain.
    I get mail for addresses two blocks away. I then ask my mail person, "where is my mail?"At least two days a week I don't get any mail...where does it go?
    Never get an answer. I have missed important mail. Have no idea what to do!

  • JGP

    Same here. Missing packages becoming more common, too. Happened twice in recent months. When I track shipment online, the status is always that it was transferred to local post office for delivery--and that's where it ends. No idea how/where to file a formal complaint--or if it would even matter. "Contact Us" on the USPS website is useless.

  • L

    If you search through other neighborhoods here on EB there are lots of posts dedicated to the horrid mail service we have in Chicago. Here is a recent (long) thread including some tips on how to make it better: http://chicago.everyblock.com/city-services/jan24-problems-usps-5971500/

Feb 25

Lincoln Park, Old Town, River West/North & Gold Coast Virtual Garage Sale

I have started some Facebook virtual garage sale site in our area and a few others.
It is a place to buy/sell with your neighbors in your neighborhood.
Come check out these other groups that may be closer to where you live.
Feel free to join one or all!
Happy buying/selling
Lincoln Park, Old Town, River West/North & Gold Coast Virtual Garage Sale
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1452216758330187/
North Center, Lincoln Square, Lake view, Roscoe Village Virtual Garage Sale
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1406838629562737/
Andersonville, Uptown, Loyola, Rogers...

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I have started some Facebook virtual garage sale site in our area and a few others.
It is a place to buy/sell with your neighbors in your neighborhood.
Come check out these other groups that may be closer to where you live.
Feel free to join one or all!
Happy buying/selling
Lincoln Park, Old Town, River West/North & Gold Coast Virtual Garage Sale
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1452216758330187/
North Center, Lincoln Square, Lake view, Roscoe Village Virtual Garage Sale
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1406838629562737/
Andersonville, Uptown, Loyola, Rogers Park & Edgewater Virtual Garage sale
https://www.facebook.com/groups/732530996757733/
Bucktown, Wicker Park & West Loop Virtual Garage Sale
https://www.facebook.com/groups/282543145231487/a54S5
Forest Glen, Sauganash, Mayfair & Edgebrook Virtual Garage Sale
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1420706874835898/
Albany Park, Irving Park/ Old Irving & Ravenswood Manor Virtual Garage Sale
https://www.facebook.com/groups/707752879264290/
Belmont Cragin, Brickyard, Montclare & Surrounding Area Virtual Garage Sale
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1463361163876571/

Feb 19

Updated Feb 22

Property Tax Update: First Installment Tax Bill & Exemptions

First Installment Property Tax Bill due March 1, 2014
*2013 First Installment Property Tax Bill has been mailed to out to all Cook County homeowners. By state law, the first installment tax bill is 55% of last year's total tax bill (55% of your 2012 tax bill which was paid in 2013).
*First Installments are due by March 1, 2014 to the Cook County Treasurer's Office.
*Questions or concerns? Call my office at 312-603-4210.

Property Tax Exemptions
*Most popular exemptions...

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First Installment Property Tax Bill due March 1, 2014
*2013 First Installment Property Tax Bill has been mailed to out to all Cook County homeowners. By state law, the first installment tax bill is 55% of last year's total tax bill (55% of your 2012 tax bill which was paid in 2013).
*First Installments are due by March 1, 2014 to the Cook County Treasurer's Office.
*Questions or concerns? Call my office at 312-603-4210.

Property Tax Exemptions
*Most popular exemptions are Homeowner, Senior Citizen, Senior Freeze and Long-Time Occupant.
*Visit my website http://www.BridgetGainer.com where you can download exemption forms today.
*Long-Time Occupant Exemption application to be released by the Cook County Assessor's Office by March 2014.

Have Questions? Need Assistance?
Call my office: 312-603-4210
Email: info@bridgetgainer.com
Follow property tax updates at Facebook.com/CommissionerGainer & Twitter.com/BridgetGainer.

  • Tim, agreed -- and thanks to the lobbyists who got that in the state constitution 34 years ago, the only SURE way out of the pension problem is to remove that clause from the constitution.

    How likely do you think that is? :-(

  • Its that or bankruptcy.

Feb 20

Looking for a Community Member to Join Hamilton LSC

Are you looking to get involved in your community? Hamilton Elementary at 1650 W. Cornelia is looking for a community member to join the Local School Council. All community members who want to strengthen their local schools and have a positive impact on student achievement are encouraged to run. The only requirement is that you reside in the attendance area or voting district of Hamilton.

The LSC is responsible for:
Approving how school funds and resources are allocated
Developing and monitoring the annual School Improvement Plan
Evaluating and selecting the school's principal

Lots more detail: http://www.cps.edu/pages/Localschoolcouncils.aspx

Thank you for your consideration.

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