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4 days ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Darning? Repairing moth holes in a wool sweater

I have a black wool sweater that I love and would like to have the small moth holes repaired. I understand that it won't look like it did I just want the holes closed. Does anyone know of someone who can do this?
Thank you.

  • I too have a sweater issue. I bit off a little more than I could chew while knitting an Icelandic sweater. I've finished the knitting except for the part where the buttons and button holes go. I need someone to finish the sweater using their expertise. Does anyone know of a place where I can get this done?

  • see Figo at Devrim cleaners. Without a trace will try to charge you $100+ for a simple repair. Figo is fair, fixed 2 of my heavy cable knot sweaters for $50, multiple large holes, can't see the repairs.

44 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Deb Mell loves red light cameras


"I love the red light cameras," said Ald. Deb Mell, 33rd. "I think it's great. I think people drive too fast in the city."

Even though the camera system invloved bribes, first company fired, obvious spikes that happened to fill budget gap. No refunds for people who were cheated due to the 2.9 second yellow light exception.

Deb Mell voted 100% with Mayor Emanuel, rubber stamp anyone?


  • Chris hey Andy, are you goofin' on Elvis?

    If the cameras are not earning enough revenue to pay them off, I'd deduct that this wasn't a real problem to begin with, and all this was a waste of time, money, and resources when the city has other much more important problems at hand, like pension reform and gang activity.

  • The most frustrating thing about Deb for me is her staff, which I believe were her dad's. I don't get the long delays in responding to constituents and at times flat out rude responses (some I've screen shot and sent to her). She tends to get ish done for me.. when I tweet at her directly (which I don't actually want to do).

    If she's going to be a machine alderman and always vote with the mayor, at least get things done in the area.

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Jun 12

Updated 20 hours ago

Opinions about Life Performance Gym on Kedzie, f/k/a BodyWorx

Hi - noticed this gym last weekend and was hoping to get people's updated opinions on it, since previous posts/Yelp reviews were quite negative. Apparently many people were upset at the outset when it was called BodyWorx and they signed people up before it opened and continued to charge their cards despite the fact that is was under construction for several more years. Now it appears to be a functional gym, but any positives or negatives from my neighbors? Thanks! Catherine

  • E.G. Albany Park

    Luckily, i used a credit card and had the merchant blocked and the money returned. I sent a certified letter stating my intent to not renew my membership( after trying to come in and fill out a cancellation form) so my experience with this gym is over.

    If what is happing to you is true and you can prove it i would seek help from the attorney general's office or consumer affairs

    Also, his name isnt Justin James, it's Justin Kelly.

  • Thanks. I filed with consumer. I wish it wasn't true honestly. This has been the worst businesses experience ever. My bank wouldn't do a merchant block so i had to completely shut down

34 hours ago

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45 hours ago

Updated 34 hours ago

Needed: Parking Space

Hi Everyone!
I am looking for a single reserved parking space near Kedzie, Leland, or Sawyer. Any help tracking one down would be appreciated.


  • Hi. I have a driveway space available at Leland & Albany. I will private message you.

Jul 23

Updated 35 hours ago

Shots fired this morning at Central Park and Cullum

Can't seem to find too much information on this. I didn't hear it happen, but I saw a police investigation with a lot of evidence tags near what appeared to be 20 or so spent casings. Neighbor said he heard a lot of shots from a semi-automatic weapon. Anyone else have any further information?

  • SpamAlert Spamophobic

    Yeah. We generally don't resurrect 3-month-old threads around here, John, unless we really have something worthwhile to add to the conversation.

  • Spam alert. Get control of this thread.

    Thaddeus if you have 25m and still hang around this hellhole then you are looking for trouble. See you in prison or dead soon. Otherwise get out and start fresh. Tell no one...just go.

36 hours ago

2 days ago

Updated 39 hours ago

New graffiti tag near Sawyer and Montrose

This showed up within the last several days on the back East wall of Marie's Golden Cue and is visible from the street on Sawyer. I reported it to the graffiti removal service and to the 33rd Ward office.

  • inssane North Sider since 1981

    I have heard that police advise not to post these gang tags, as members like the 'exposure'. For the future. I learned that recently.

    Stay safe

40 hours ago

4 days ago

Updated 44 hours ago

Cleaners Recommendation?

I have a knee length down coat that I REALLY need to put in the cleaners before it gets REALLY cold outside. Does anyone know of a place they have experience with that they can recommend in Albany Park or surrounding?

I work in Rogers Park and I'm always in Skokie, Evanston, or Niles for some reason or another, so I'm willing to travel if the place and price is right. It's always good to have options, right?

Thanks! :)

  • Gerry Benedetto Homeowner

    The down coats are washable. There should be care instructions on a label inside the coat. I wash mine all the time and it comes out nice.

  • Gerry I'm so scared I'll screw it up. I love my coat and I fear for it's safety if I wash it myself.

3 days ago

Updated 46 hours ago

Two shot in Albany Park

Two men were shot in the Albany Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side Monday night.

The men, 18 and 35, were shot in the 3600 block of West Lawrence about 10 p.m., police said.

The 18-year-old was shot in the rib area and chest and taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in serious condition, police said. The 35-year-old was shot in both legs and taken to Presence St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, where his condition had stabilized.


6 days ago

Updated 46 hours ago

stabbing/battery last night at montrose & mozart

I went to 711 at 2:30-3AM last night and there was an ambulance parked out front. When I got inside, the dude working said that someone just came in 10 minutes prior and asked him to call 911, saying he was stabbed and beaten with a tire iron near montrose & mozart and they stole his wallet. Said the victim was a younger asian kid.

This is all I could find about it: https://twitter.com/Chicago_Scanner/status/525929104982306816

Anyone hear about this?

  • George F in Ravenswood displaced New Yorker

    Not so. There's no law that prohibits the average citizen or business from cooperating with the police or a police investigation. With or without a warrant if a shyster attorney is involved, anyone can sue anyone for anything and any reason to put pressure on them to settle for $$$.

  • George F in Ravenswood displaced New Yorker

    By the way, in my opinion the right thing to do is not concern myself with the company that I work for, but to help my neighbor/victim.

2 days ago

Chicago horror and Halloween events guide 2014

...Thursday” (sexiest zombie contest - $1,000 cash prize), and Oct. 31st “Freakshow Friday” (freaky surprises). 3940 W. Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625...

This article has 36 other Chicago locations (Show)

...at 8:15pm. This event is free to the public! Room 120, DePaul Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield, Chicago. See my previous post on this event HERE...

Throne of Blood - October 29th, 35mm print of Akira Kurosawa's gory Samurai version of Macbeth at 7:00pm & 9:30pm at Doc Films. Max Palevsky Cinema, Ida Noyes Hall, Univ. of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th St., Chicago, IL 60637.

...by a screening of Rocktober Blood. McBeardo will introduce the short films at 7:30pm. 2579 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago. FREE...

...16 min). Costume contest awarding prizes to the most avant-garde costume! Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219 S. Morgan Street, Chicago, IL 60608. Tickets $7...

...film discussion. Cash bar in lobby. Secret location for the after party TBA. Logan Theatre, 2646 N. Milwaukee Avenue. *Currently SOLD OUT, but check HERE for tickets to the 2nd screening on November 1st...

Rocky Horror Picture Show - 35mm with shadow cast performance. Thursday 10:30pm, Friday & Saturday at midnight. Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL 60613.

...songwriter daughter, Kasey. Books/DVDs available for purchase. Tickets $12.50. Landmark Century Centre Cinema, 2828 N. Clark, Chicago, IL...

Halloween Pub Crawl - Three day crawl October 30-November 1st in Wrigleyville. $25 all access pass. (Goldstar members pay up to $10.) 21+ only. Redmond's Ale House, 3358 N. Sheffield Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657. 773-404-2151.

...snake dancers, palm & tarot card readers, grinders, stilts, burlesque, human pin cushions. Untitled Supper Club, 111 W. Kinzie St., Chicago, IL 60654. Call 312-880-1511. Tickets $30...

...station, fish bubble man serving drinks (Do I sound crazy yet?), free shuttle service. $100. 2120 S. Jefferson Street, Chicago. 312-850-8440...

Roof Horror Story Halloween Party - The Wit Hotel presents an AHS: Coven-inspired party with fountains of blood red cocktails flowing, horror themes, live DJ, opens at 4pm on HALLOWEEN night. Dress to scare if you dare. ROOF, 27th floor, 201 N. State. Reserve your spot at 312-239-9502.

Bowlloween - Lucky Strike Bowling alley presents an adults-only night of drinking, dancing, and bowling at 9:00pm on HALLOWEEN night. Costumes encouraged. River East Center, 322 E. Illinois, Chicago, 60611. 312-245-8331. See website for ticket options. (Goldstar members discount up to $20.)

Masquerade Ball - Navy Pier ball on HALLOWEEN at 8:00pm in the Grand Ballroom, 600 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL. 20-30 cash bars, multiple rooms, huge dance floor, terrace views of lake and skyline. 21+. $30 tickets. (Goldstar members pay $17.50.)

Halloween-Ski - Polish-themed HALLOWEEN party at 8:30pm. Live music, costume contests. Ends at 2:00am. $25. Doors 8:00pm. 21+ event. Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60641.

Trolley Bar Crawl - HALLOWEEN crawl 8:00pm-2:00am. Costume contests. 2247 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL. 773-549-5884.

...Monster Bash Oct. 31st, Annual Masquerade Ball Nov. 1st, Mad Hatter Tea Party Nov. 2nd. 140 E. Walton Place, Chicago, IL 60611. 312-787-2200...

...Metro - Annual NOCTURNA All Hallow's Eve Ball 2014 on HALLOWEEN night at Metro Chicago, 3730 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL, 60613. Costume contest, Glitter Guts photo booth, goth vendors, spooky decor, performances, dark...

...Spice Latte-inspired brew labeled “Crave Inn.” Snacks and pizza provided. Costumes and tips encouraged. 2307 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647...

Vodou: Sacred Powers of Haiti Exhibit - Learn about the history of the voodoo religion, peruse artifacts, videos, etc. Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive. Oct. 24th, 2014-April 26, 2015.

Day of the Dead Exhibit - The largest of its kind in the U.S., works of art by Mexican artists celebrate the lives of others by depicting the dead through traditional and contemporary art. Runs through December 14th. National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th, Chicago, IL 60608.

Because Everybody Loves Movies Exhibit - The Chicago International Film Festival celebrates 50 years with this exhibition, showcasing a large display of movie posters, images, and videos from the festival's long history. Expo 72, 72 E. Randolph, Chicago, IL 60601. Through Oct. 30th.

...depict various ways (photography, sculpture, drawing, etc.) the human figure can become distorted or absent. 2337 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647. 773-687-8481. Wed-Sat 2pm-6pm. Runs through December 11th...

...by 44FLOOD. Costumes encouraged. Performance by Kiss Kiss Cabaret, DJ. Exhibit runs through January 2015. 1621 N. Kedzie, Chicago, IL 60647. $5 sugg. donation...

...Comedy present a stage adapation of the comic series by Tim Seeley. Chemically Imbalanced Theater, 1422 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL 60613. Tickets $15. For photos and all info, read my full-length article...

...out with plain white backdrops that eventually end up being covered in blood. Annoyance Theater, 851 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657. Friday & Saturday at 10:30pm. Tickets $20/$15 students (Goldstar member discount...

Musical of the Living Dead - Zombies singing and blood spraying. What more does one need to say? “Splatter Zone” tickets available. Runs through November 8th. Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657. Tickets $15-$25.

Faust and Found - Hell has run low on souls, so Satan goes on the prowl. Problem is, he finds out that in 2014, no one gives a crap. About anything. Vex's Lair comedy collective. Runs through November 1st. Public House Theatre, 3914 N. Clark, Chicago, IL 60613. 1-800-650-6449.

...written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Mamet, directed by Joe Jahraus. The Alley Stage, 4147 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60613. 773-549-1815. Through November 16th. Tickets HERE or discount tickets for...

Nightmares on Lincoln Avenue 666: The Exorcism of Rosemary's Omen - Corn Productions' BYOB Halloween show presents an homage to horror films ranging from the 1960's to 1980's. Through November 1st. Cornservatory, 4210 N. Lincoln, Chicago, IL. Tickets $7-$15. 773-650-1331.

Animal Farm - Steppenwolf for Young Adults' stage adaptation of George Orwell's disturbing classic story. Through November 16th. Steppenwolf 312-335-1650. Located at 1650 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60614.

...Show” in their 2014 Best of Chicago awards. Runs through November 2nd. Dream Theatre Company, 5026 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625. $18 773-552-8616...

...Tale Heart,” “The Pit and the Pendulum,” and more. Runs through November 8th. Zoo Studios, 4001 N. Ravenswood, Ste. 205. Tickets at door or brownpapertickets.com...

Don Juan in Hell - Don Juan and the Devil debate Hell vs. Heaven. Through Nov. 10th. Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Parkway, Chicago, IL 60610. Tickets $30. (Goldstar member discount half off!) 312-337-6543

Halloween Comedy Show - IO sketch comedy improvises horror movie scenarios. Party on Halloween night 10:30pm. 1501 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago, IL 60642. 312-929-2401.

Too Much Fright Makes the Baby Go Blind - The Neo-Futurists present 30 plays performed in 60 minutes on HALLOWEEN night at 7:00pm. The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL 60640. 773-275-5255.

Young Frankenstein - Beverly Theatre Guild at the Baer Theatre, Morgan Park Academy Arts Center, 2153 W. 111th, Chicago, IL. 773-284-8497. Runs through Nov. 2nd.

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Website designer

hi, I'm looking for someone to update my website. Fairly basic, no payment function onsite.

  • Hi Jenn,

    Your post had your website's url, but I can't see the email address.
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  • Jenn,

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2 days ago

Break-in alert at 5000 block of N Ridgeway

On Monday 10/27 someone broke into our garage. I also found our back porch door open (two-flat with rear enclosed porch) but that door is questionable as to if someone left it open or if someone unlocked it. A bicycle and some tools were taken. Not clear as if it happened at night or during the day. Just wanted to notify my fellow neighbors. Police and incident reports have been filed.

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3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Any real estate agents out there?

I need help...I need a statement from a real estate agent -- know anyone who can help?

  • Can I ask what it's for? I have a good friend who's an agent.

  • I need a statement showing fair rental value of property for a 2 bedroom apt...in the area....

  • AmandaB homeowner, dog lover & real estate agent!

    I'm an agent. Would be happy to run comps. Email me with the details (address, square footage, parking, etc) at Amanda.hewitt@dreamtown.com

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

People, I beg of you, please!

I have a big, strong dog. He has fear aggression. He wears a muzzle outside and gets treats for being calm. We are working with a behaviorist. I am working very hard to train him out of his fears and bad habits.

Please, If you see us on the street, don't be fooled by how closely he pays attention to me (I've got the treats!) or how calm he seems. If I ask you not to approach with your dog...

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I have a big, strong dog. He has fear aggression. He wears a muzzle outside and gets treats for being calm. We are working with a behaviorist. I am working very hard to train him out of his fears and bad habits.

Please, If you see us on the street, don't be fooled by how closely he pays attention to me (I've got the treats!) or how calm he seems. If I ask you not to approach with your dog or young child, please respect my words. It doesn't make a difference if your child loves dogs or if your dog is a sweet, docile snuggle bug.

Yes, he's muzzled up and can't hurt you, but you hurt him when you don't listen to me. He doesn't need anymore setbacks from well-meaning people. I understand you think he is sweet/handsome and you want to pet him. He doesn't. He thinks you're trying to hurt him - or me.

I'm not asking you to be afraid or cross the street if you see us. Passing us on the sidewalk is no longer an issue. If he gets riled up by your dog, I will cross the street. Don't worry. I want us all to be safe and enjoy a pleasant walk.

I expect that some people will flame this post and tell me to "put him down." I don't have to defend myself to you and I won't. I am not putting people in danger. I'm simply asking you not to try to introduce your dog to mine, or encourage your child to try to pet him.

Thank you!

  • SpamAlert Spamophobic

    Can we all just be grateful that no one has said the words "pit bull" in this thread? I think so.

  • George F in Ravenswood displaced New Yorker

    Duncs is right. How come you have two threads going simultaneously on the same subject/incident?

2 days ago

2 loud bangs?

Anybody here 2 loud bangs around 7pm near kimball & montrose?

Oct 13

Updated 3 days ago

Now who will face Rahm?

Karen bowing out to heal from her brain surgery means Rahm just won another election. Can we start a betting pool? What will total voter turnout % be and how much will Rahm win by? We need to liven up this board!

3 days ago

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4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Hear ye hear ye

$3 Capital dark voyage black IPA @ independence tap!!!

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4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Missing your Kitty?

We found a very sweet kitty last night on the 4400 block of N. Troy and have her/him on our back porch for the time being. The cat is declawed so we definitely did not want to leave her roaming the streets. I will be taking her to our vet to see if she has a chip this evening. If you recognize the kitty in the pics as yours, please let me know.

Oct 20

Updated 3 days ago

Looking for a recommendation for roofing company

We need our roof repaired or replaced. Any recommendations? Thank you!

  • JZ Roofing replaced the roof on my house and garage as well as all of the gutters. They did an excellent job. Merrill, the sales guy, is a bit annoying but you certainly get a nice new roof without any hassels. Everything is guaranteed. Their quote was in the middle.

  • Nyberg for sure. More than merely excellent.

4 days ago

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

White Lights for side streets

On my evening stroll home from Walgreen's I noticed how nicely lit both Spaulding and Sawyer are south of Irving Park with the new white lights Chicago is now rolling out. Then I get to my block and see how dimly lit it is (street lights only on one side) with the standard Chicago orange street light.

Does anyone know the timeline on the lights being put in place? They make the blocks look so much safer as one, it is much more well lit and two, the use of white light makes seeing colors so much easier.

  • My aunt in Humboldt Park has them on her street and you are right - they make the block look safer at night. And they're nicer looking than the green lamposts. Maybe there is somethng on Deb Mell's or Marge Laurino's (depending on who your alderwoman is) website regarding the timeline?

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