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Flat Roofer Recommendation Needed

Hi all,
My 3-flat was built in 2008 and unfortunately the flat roof portion has leaked in 2013, 2014, and now 2015. (I am assuming it is from the roof, but might be coming in somewhere else.) I read that they should be guaranteed for 7 years, and clearly the person our building has used the past 2 years to fix the leak is not entirely qualified for the project. Can anyone recommend a company that will diagnose, fix, and guarantee the work? Thanks much!

  • d3 NOH

    if it's a cinder block parapet building I'd bet my paycheck it's coming from that. I'd check that it's 100% sealed everywhere ... everywhere. caulk. a good paint that will seal the block itself. seal the caps of the parapet itself. If it's a persistent issue you can extend the membrane to the top ridge of the parapet cap. had this exact issue in a 3 flat that was newly built.

  • Carl E. Belles Condo Board Member and resident

    We have had a very similar experience with our building from 2007. I will second the recommendation for Matthews Roofing - their pricing seems on par with everyone else and their work is excellent.

    Yes, the joint between the roof and the wall/parapet will deserve close attention; that's the most likely place for a problem. Additionally, we had to seal the brick facing of the building, and re-set the capstones on all the parapet walls. The original construction was inadequate and had to be completely overhauled.

    Good luck!

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  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    INSTALL SERVICE DISCONNECT SWITCH FOR THE DISHWASHER, UPDATE EXISTING OUTLETS TO TR GFCI, RELOCATE MICRO OUTLET

    3959 N. Hermitage Ave. Issued April 16, 2015 Comment

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Moving — couch to donate/give away

Hi everyone, my husband and I are moving to Bucktown today (just in time to avoid the Wrigley noise!) and we have a lot of stuff that we need to give away, including a couch. It does not qualify to be picked up by Brown Elephant (it has too many stains), but it was a really expensive couch and I feel like someone should have it instead of us throwing it away. The frame of the couch is in great...

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Hi everyone, my husband and I are moving to Bucktown today (just in time to avoid the Wrigley noise!) and we have a lot of stuff that we need to give away, including a couch. It does not qualify to be picked up by Brown Elephant (it has too many stains), but it was a really expensive couch and I feel like someone should have it instead of us throwing it away. The frame of the couch is in great condition, and if it's reupholstered it would be very nice.

Does anyone know what we can do with it? If we do have to resort to throwing it away, how do we go about doing that? (Or is anyone interested in taking it?)

  • d3 NOH

    you can call 311 and request a special trash pickup. your alderman can probably request direct to streets and sans typically too

  • Usually not a good idea to put mattresses, couches and other flammable things in alleys that could be quickly set to fire. We had an arsonist loose last year who was burning items in alleys.

2 days ago

Updated 28 hours ago

Big News about Lake View High School and Comcast

Comcast is providing supplies and over 200 workers for significant interior and exterior beautification at Lake View High School on Saturday, April 25th, 2015.

To prepare for this effort, Lake View High School Partners needs your help. As many volunteers as possible are needed for simple prep work on Friday, April 24th from 6:00 - 9:00 pm. You'll get all of the instruction and materials you'll need for the very light activities, and you'll work alongside the rapidly growing and...

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Comcast is providing supplies and over 200 workers for significant interior and exterior beautification at Lake View High School on Saturday, April 25th, 2015.

To prepare for this effort, Lake View High School Partners needs your help. As many volunteers as possible are needed for simple prep work on Friday, April 24th from 6:00 - 9:00 pm. You'll get all of the instruction and materials you'll need for the very light activities, and you'll work alongside the rapidly growing and enthusiastic community of LVHS families and supporters.

Most importantly, you'll be part of the accelerated improvements at our neighborhood school. Food and fun included!

Please share this opportunity with your friends, parents from local schools, and your community organizations and networks. Together we can make a huge difference.

Please click here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/comcast-cares-lakeview-high-school-tickets-16595643015 to learn more, and sign up for your "free ticket" to a great evening.

And please share this email widely with your networks, and cut/paste the copy above into your Facebook page!

  • Thanks for this! I'm hoping it's a kid-friendly task? I"d love my 11 year old to see Lakeview and help out. I'll post this on the Audubon Facebook page.

4 days ago

Updated 28 hours ago

Wrigley Field Noise

What can be done to get the park to turn down the noise?? Ridiculous that +1 mile from the stadium you can still hear the line-up.

46 hours ago

Updated 32 hours ago

Southport/Grace Store Closing

I was strolling on Southport (Southport and Grace) and noticed signs posted on the window of A Little Bit of This-Unique Monogram Boutique. I found out they are sadly closing within two weeks. They have some major price reductions and it appears they are trying to get rid of their inventory before they close for good.

  • I'm sad to hear this. I remember when krista opened her original store on Lincoln - probably over 10 years ago. I did a lot of business there at the time and have been happy to see her success over the years.
    She is a talented, kind and attentive person. I wish her the very best.

  • I live right around the corner from the store and hope to see another unique, family owned shop open up in its place. Wishing Krista a speedy recovery and sending good thoughts to her family!

Apr 01

Updated 33 hours ago

City Sticker Renewal Form

Has anyone else out there missed their new city sticker renewal form as should be sent out by the city according to the new personalized expiration schedule? I'm regretting not putting the renewal in my calendar. Just got a $200 ticket and the online renewal form is not cooperating. Ugh.

  • My sticker expires at the end of May. I received the snail mailed renewal notice last week sometime with the option to get a 1 or 2 year renewal. Re-newed on line just now. Took about 5 minutes. Now to wait and see when the sticker actually gets to me.

  • As a follow up, I did the on line renewal on Monday. The new sticker showed up on Thursday. It comes in an unmarked envelope, which I assume is for security reasons. It would be easy to think of it as junk mail, if it didn't say City Hall on it. Over all, a very easy process.

Apr 06

Updated 33 hours ago

LOST - Small Black Cat

Please help me find my small male cat. He is very sweet and small. Repairman let him out today and he is not familiar with the area.

Located just south of Belmont on Southport.

Reward if found.

  • Annie, he has been neutered and his eyes are not quite yellow. Did you see him around?

  • I took in a little black cat who was definitely NOT neutered this past week. And then re-homed him with a very nice neighbor when we figured out my boyfriend is allergic to him.

    But take comfort that there are lots of people out there who probably did the same with your kitty. Keep looking, Craig!

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Wrigley Noise

Is the noise coming from Wrigley field even louder tonight? Am I going crazy? I've lived on the Southport corridor for three years (Southport and Belmont) and I've never been able to hear the games until now. I'm trying to gauge what to expect...

  • Guys...they are working on the rehab...it's going to take them some time to dial everything in. I don't think it's like they just tell a guy named Ed to turn the volume down from 10 to 6....I would imagine there's some work to be done calibrating everything to get the volume and direction of speakers just right.

  • sos

    If there is no alderman response, I suggest going straight to the mayor. Not that this will expedite results, but at some point the mayor would get on the alderman to take action so their constituents stop bothering him.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Of course Tunney wants to reverse this law. He's a scumbag.

To sum it up, Tunney signed a proposal that would make it nearly impossible for tenants to guarantee the return of their security deposit, even with court action. I am disgusted by him and his actions. Does he do ANYTHING that benefits his constituents?

The link is safe for work. I originally copied and posted the text but it's too long.

Crossposted from Reddit:

http://www.reddit.com/r/chicago/comments/32lmua/psa_proposed_change_will_make_it_impossible_for/

  • I really should proofread more. That and posting a comment while eating lunch clearly isn't a winning strategy for me.

  • :) It's okay. At least you know you have a winning strategy inside there somewhere. As for me, I do not have such confidence.

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Looking for 1 bedroom Apt Lakeview Area

Hi, I'm looking for a 1 bedroom apt in the Lakeview neighborhood or surrounding area. If anyone knows of anything in the $1000 range please let me know. I would really appreciate it . May 1 or June 1

I'm not looking for something run by a big management company, as I think I've seen most of those. Please no realtors or leasing agents.

Thanks!

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Exterminator for yellow jackets/wasps

We have several wasps nests outside around our home near the roof line and we need an exterminator. Anyone have recommendations? We have already tried getting rid of some of them ourselves...

  • I highly recommend Anderson Pest Solutions. Google them. They're a locally owned business, and they're conscious of the environment.

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Apr 06

Updated 5 days ago

What churches are having rummage sales?

It's spring/summer and I would like to know of any churches having rummage sales?

  • Robert Rohdenburg Activist Citizen

    Lets hope those planning church rummage sales now or the near future see your posting. In order to give donation collection a bit of time prior to a sale, May and June rummage sale dates may being planed and set in April and May. .

  • DYO

    Saint Andrew is having their annual Children's Garage Sale on Saturday, April 18 from 8am to noon. Location is the corner of Addison and Paulina streets in their gym. Items for sale will include gently used clothing, shoes, coats for infants to pre-teens, maternity wear, baby gear, toys, games, puzzles, books, nursery and children's furniture. Admission to the sale is $1 donation and sales are cash only.

Apr 10

Updated 5 days ago

Night nurse

Anyone with any referrals for a night nurse to work 2-3 nights per week for 1 month old twins.

Thanks a bunch, Grace and Leavitt

  • Tim Knight North Center since 2014, Chicago since 2006

    My friend has used Gerda Nameyaw for his twins and has been extremely satisfied. I also had her stay with my 2 month old for a night and was happy with everything. gmarianameyaw@yahoo.com

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Apr 08

Updated 5 days ago

Was your Stolen from Belmont and Racine?

The Police should have it. It was silver with a basket and locked to the sign post by 7-11.

I saw a guy using a buzz saw in broad daylight....sparks flying and all...to cut the lock off today around 3 so I called the Police. Perp hopped on the Belmont bus with your bike. An officer stopped the bus though. Last I saw was the perp and your bike on and Southport.

  • Sighryn Roscoe resident

    Dear Ivan,
    Well when a person, like myself is robbed 4 times, you tend to be ultra sensitive to your surroundings. Catalytic converter stolen 3 times and some expensive power tools from My husbands car. Took us a month to make enough money to replace half of what my husband...

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    Dear Ivan,
    Well when a person, like myself is robbed 4 times, you tend to be ultra sensitive to your surroundings. Catalytic converter stolen 3 times and some expensive power tools from My husbands car. Took us a month to make enough money to replace half of what my husband loss. I lost days of work since I needed my car for my job and it's not like we have an extra $300 to rent a car.

    So I will call the Police any time I want. I hate thieves with all my heart. And just so we are clear, I am brown skinned and I have never had problem with the Police. And yes, I have had the cops called on me cause of my skin color. I walk dogs so sometimes I am in wealthy areas. It pissed me off on the inside but it not the fault of the Police that some one considered me suspicious. Still, never had a problem with Police. I show them respect and they show me respect.

  • wow you guys are like really mean to me, like really? like really? really? like?

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Apr 08

Updated 6 days ago

Chop chop update

  • SpamAlert Hates being spammed

    Thanks for the update. It's an interesting case, to be sure. If you want to do the crime, you have to do the time. lol. Seriously, I was less than impressed when she started whining about being called to account for her protest. Stand proud!

    Also, I'm sure like me most folks think that the use of lipstick meant that they just had to wash it off the window. But according to the manager the restaurant had to pay to have their logo (which she defaced) replaced.

  • SpamAlert Hates being spammed

    Of course, the mature and educational message she scrawled on the window, "F-ck this hate crime sh-t" was a bit hyperbolic, I'd say. Maybe she needs to read up on what constitutes a real hate crime. Or the attorney she'll probably have to hire can explain it to her.

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    Chop Chop Cappleman

6 days ago

Updated 6 days ago

Stolen Bicycles

Someone stole our bikes around Lakewood and Barry. They were locked in the back with a Kryptonite bike cable: http://bit.ly/KryptoniteBikeCable and 2 U-locks. Someone cut the bike cable and took off with both of our bicycles. One is a black Trek hybrid and another is a maroon steel leisure bike.

  • L

    Have you seen this post? http://chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/apr08-was-your-stolen-belmont-and-racine-6786310/

    Also, I know of a house near that corner that has had at least one bike locked up all winter. It had very skinny tires with colored rims. I wonder if they lost their bike too.

  • Thanks for sharing @L

    @Lee C - thank you too, I've posted our bikes on there as well. What's frustrating is that our apartment is not large enough to store both bicycles in it (I know, that's a personal choice) and building management won't allow us to store anything in the basement (not that I'm sure that' any safer to tell you the truth....)

Apr 10

Updated 6 days ago

Summer Job

My daughter is coming home from Michigan State May 8 and is looking fora summer job. She's a great with kids/pets, super organized and responsible. She's really open to anything, she current works on Campus at the Kellogg Hotel. (She a hospitality major/ spanish Minor) Thanks for your help!

  • You've probably already been looking on Craigslist, but I have always had luck on there. Under the jobs section, you can click on etc. There are a lot of random dog walking and nanny opportunities:) Good luck, and wish her the best☺

  • If she has a car, NSSRA summer camp is hiring in Northbrook!

Apr 11

Updated 6 days ago

Seeking Nanny

We are seeking a full-time nanny for our 2 year old son and 5 year old daughter beginning in May, 2015 in the Southport Corridor. Our daughter is in all day preschool M-F. We need an energetic person willing to handle the pickup and drop off at a local school, explore the neighborhood with our Son, paly lots of trains and cars, read stories, and visit the park. Summer break will allow for the care of both children. A long-term commitment is preferred, but not a necessity. If you would like to be our Mary Poppins, please send me a personal message for contact info.

  • Hi Beth,
    Our daughter will be home from MSU on May 8th, we move from the suburbs last year, she worked for almost every family on our block as a babysitter. Let me know if you want me to have her email you. She has a car, we live on Buckingham and Halsted.
    Melissa

  • Hi Beth,
    I'm interested!

  • Beth Barer Southport Corridor Resident

    Please email me your contact info and a bit about yourself. Bwmurphy99@gmail. Com

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Apr 10

Tour Ravenswood Elementary School

Would you like to see what a CPS-designated Fine and Performing Arts Magnet Cluster School is all about? Ravenswood Elementary delivers a strong, core academic curriculum, richly enhanced by an arts integration program and fine arts classes. Ravenswood Elementary is also home to a full-day, Tuition-based Preschool program and a half-day Preschool for All program.

Tours will be offered at 9 a.m. on:

Tuesday, April 14
Tuesday, May 12
Tuesday, June 9

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Would you like to see what a CPS-designated Fine and Performing Arts Magnet Cluster School is all about? Ravenswood Elementary delivers a strong, core academic curriculum, richly enhanced by an arts integration program and fine arts classes. Ravenswood Elementary is also home to a full-day, Tuition-based Preschool program and a half-day Preschool for All program.

Tours will be offered at 9 a.m. on:

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.

Apr 10

Trivia night to support the elimination of domestic violence

Help support Family Rescue, a non profit organization that aims at eliminating domestic violence in the Chicago area. We are having a trivia night at The Diag bar on Southport in lakeveiw. Doors open at 7pm and trivia starts at 7:30pm. $30 for trivia and drink package including beer, wine and wells drinks. $10 for just trivia. All donations go to Family Rescue. PRIZES WILL BE GIVEN TO 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams. Please come out and support a great cause.

Apr 10

Found Keys?

Hi,

I lost my keys someplace between Leavitt/Cullom and the Metra station at Lawerance/Ravenswood. The keys have a Buick Car key and fob, a metal "SmartKey" that also has a USB stick, a bottle opener tool, and a small pill holder. The keys are on a flat Key Free ring.

Please let me know if anyone has found them.

Thanks,
Todd

Apr 10

Wet Saw

Does anyone know of a business or individual that has a wet saw for cutting tile? I have one larger floor tile that needs to be cut and it seems silly to rent a wet saw for such a small job.

Apr 10

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