8 hours ago

Updated 57 min ago

Cinnamon Ice Cream

I fully admit this is a ridiculous question. Does anyone know of a place that sells cinnamon ice cream (store, shop, any place)? I've tried Mariano's and Jewel. I used to live in MN and during the holidays Kemp's would have it at the local grocers. I've heard that Blue Bunny also has it, but I haven't seen it at Jewel. (This is my mom's favorite and she is old and not well, so I'd like to find it before Thanksgiving.)

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House Cleaning Services For All Your Needs

Need a reliable, honest and professional housekeeper to clean your apartment or home? I have a small housecleaning business and I am available to new clients in Chicago and the northern suburbs. Please contact me for free estimates and reasonable prices. I have over 5 years of experience, and take pride in my work. I specialize in routine housekeeping, move in/move out deep cleaning, as well as after construction cleaning. I can be available short notice, or for scheduled weekly/biweekly/monthly appointments. Please contact via email or call (847) 387-7500 for availability and free estimates.

20 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Attempted break in - laundry room

Someone smashed the glass of our building's basement around 1300 W Barry. We called 911 and when the police arrived, they stated that someone may have tried to get to the laundry machine to steal the money. People watch out.

  • There is a lot of theft happening in the area, plus holdups. It's the Holidays and the bad people come out in droves. Their excuse is to get Christmas money.

  • Admittedly, now that I got the courage to look at which window got broken, I wonder if it was just an act of vandalism. The front garden apartment has several packages outside of their door that haven't been taken, and the cars in the back weren't broken into. We just have a small windowpane. I'm not sure what the person(s) who broke our glass were trying to do, but it definitely sounded scary as there were several thumps (maybe trying to break through the side door?) before breaking the window.

5 days ago

Updated 8 hours ago

$10 Classes at The Shift Coworking & Community Space

To our Lakeview Neighbors:

I'm excited to announce that here at The Shift we will be offering $10 classes, led by Industry Professionals as a way to make learning opportunities accessible to everyone.
Our class offerings will cover a variety of topics, from Entrepreneurship and Small Business Help, to Arts & Culture, to Health & Wellness, Legal Advising, and everything else in between.

All classes are open registration and held here at The Shift, a newly launched Coworking and Community...

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To our Lakeview Neighbors:

I'm excited to announce that here at The Shift we will be offering $10 classes, led by Industry Professionals as a way to make learning opportunities accessible to everyone.
Our class offerings will cover a variety of topics, from Entrepreneurship and Small Business Help, to Arts & Culture, to Health & Wellness, Legal Advising, and everything else in between.

All classes are open registration and held here at The Shift, a newly launched Coworking and Community Space located at 4101 N. Broadway.

To view our Event Calendar directly, please visit: www.TheShiftChicago.com/events.html
Or, just stop in! We give tours of our space all day and are always happy to provide free coffee, tea, or snacks to our visitors;)

If anyone has ideas and suggestions for classes, please let me know. We're always looking for qualified teachers too (and we offer compensation for teaching).

Hope to see many of you soon!

All the best,

Nicole Vasquez (Small Business Owner of The Shift)
773-360-1199
@TheShiftChi
nicole@theshiftchicago.com
www.TheShiftChicago.com

  • Jill W. Inter-American Magnet School advocate

    Thanks for your prompt reply. However, it seems unoriginal (and uninspired) to assume the name of a pre-existing venture. Use of the public library is gratis. Doesn't mean everything there is up for grabs.

  • The Shift Small Business Owner of The Shift

    Ouch Jill W. that hurts to hear you say! Our business name was created purely in reference to our own business models of "work shifts." I don't know why you are associating us with a completely different and separate entity or being accusatory towards us, but it's painful nonetheless.

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    Ouch Jill W. that hurts to hear you say! Our business name was created purely in reference to our own business models of "work shifts." I don't know why you are associating us with a completely different and separate entity or being accusatory towards us, but it's painful nonetheless.

    We are an independent, small business, with a simple goal of offering people in our community a place to work, learn, and socialize.

    Feel free to drop by anytime to say hello, and help yourself to free coffee and snacks.
    Wishing you a wonderful day and a Happy Holidays!

33 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Dirt disposal

Any idea how to get rid of old dirt from container gardens? Looks like the yard waste disposal doesn't include soil. I have 20-30 gallons of potting soil used with vegetables for one season. Thoughts on where I can put this?

  • spe

    I can use 10-20 gal. if you can deliver. There are a couple of containers next to my garage in Roscoe Village, so it's an easy anytime drop off. PM for more info. Thanks.

  • Can you spread it over your lawn or parkway?

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Jul 22

Updated 26 hours ago

Panera Bread at Ashland and School Falls Through; Target Development Not Happening

According to the latest flyers from Cushman &Wakefield, Panera Bread is no longer coming to Ashland and School and they are re-releasing it to market. Vitamin Shoppe is a go, and Target is no longer pictured on the map.

http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com/2014/07/panera-bread-at-ashland-and-school.html

  • Carter, that's a pretty limited view. The stockholders in both of those companies are all over the country, all over the world. If you have a 401(k) with mutual funds, YOU probably own some stock in both companies.

  • Carter O'Brien lager beer rioter

    Pretty limited view? We push for divestment where I work, and LaSalle bank was where I had my first bank account and Cash Station card.

Oct 22

Updated 34 hours ago

Masonry Repair?

Howdy! Does anyone have a recommendation for a good, honest and reasonably-priced masonry contractor? Need some repairs in the Wrigleyville area. Thanks!

  • Im licensed with the city and in business 23 years i do all my own work if u would like a free estimate you can call me at 773 203 3019 thanks mike

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Nov 05

Updated 37 hours ago

Fireplace Project

I'm looking to have the surround on my fireplace (currently painted wood) redone, preferable with stone like my hearth. Does anyone know, or can anyone recommend, a contractor/tradesman/designer/company that would do that kind of project?

  • Yes Tim loves working with vintage and barn wood; he has done many projects with both. Call him up; have him come out.

  • My husband does the stone hes a gc but his speciality is stone masonry he just completed the tuckpoint on a 40 unit at 858 agaitite by u if u want to see his work his name number is 773 203 3019 mike McDonald

2 days ago

Found keys

Found keys on parking across Affinity salon . Car keys with LAZ tag . Pick up keys in the salon. specify car brand name and show ID.

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4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Animal control SOS!

Animal control is completely full! because of this they will be killing many adoptable animals to make space. If you know anybody that can foster or adopt please let me know. Fostering is temporary (you have them until they are adopted) and free. Please share this to your Facebook statuses.

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North Side food delivery drivers are robbery targets, police warn

The robberies were reported in the 4400 block of North Mozart Street at 6 p.m. on Nov. 16, in the 1500 block of West Byron Street at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 16, and in the 2700 block of North Richmond Street on just after 8 p.m. on Nov. 18.

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The robberies were reported in the 4400 block of North Mozart Street at 6 p.m. on Nov. 16, in the 1500 block of West Byron Street at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 16, and in the 2700 block of North Richmond Street on just after 8 p.m. on Nov. 18.

The robberies were reported in the 4400 block of North Mozart Street at 6 p.m. on Nov. 16, in the 1500 block of West Byron Street at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 16, and in the 2700 block of North Richmond Street on just after 8 p.m. on Nov. 18.

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Lost small black key + bike key

I lost a small key-set near the Henderson Square apartments, possibly on Henderson or School Street. If you found them, they don't have any noticeable key-fob, and there should be 2 black plastic coated keys, plus one or two others.

3 days ago

Delivery Drivers Targeted in String of Robberies: Police

Two of the robberies took place within 30 minutes of each other Sunday. The first incident was reported at 6 p.m. in the 4400 block of North Mozart and the second happened at 6:30 p.m. in the 1500 block of West Byron, the alert said. A third incident happened just after 8 p.m. Tuesday.

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Two of the robberies took place within 30 minutes of each other Sunday. The first incident was reported at 6 p.m. in the 4400 block of North Mozart and the second happened at 6:30 p.m. in the 1500 block of West Byron, the alert said. A third incident happened just after 8 p.m. Tuesday.

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Found Cat: Grey & White

For the past 4 days there has been a grey & white cat hanging around my house near Seminary & Eddy. He/She seems like an indoor cat, looks very soft & clean. I've tried a few times to get it to come to me, but have not had any luck. Thought it would be a good idea to post in case someone is looking for her. If I'm able to bring her inside, I will take her to PAWS.

  • Thanks for posting and trying to help his kitty. You can also post on Lost Cats Illinois via Facebook, a picture would help too. Poor thing is probably hungry and freezing out there. If you're able to get her/him inside you could also try taking her to a local vet to scan for a microchip.

  • Thanks for posting. If it wouldn't be too much hassle you might try to lure the cat with some wet food (very cheap), and then take her/him to get checked for a microchip. I'm sure he/she is just scared and has a home somewhere!

3 days ago

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3 days ago

Police: Food delivery drivers targeted on North, NW sides

On Sunday, another robbery happened at 6:30 p.m. in the 1500 block of West Byron, preceded by the first attack reported 30 minutes earlier in the 4400 block of North Mozart, the alert said.

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The most recent robbery happened about 8:10 p.m. in the 2700 block of North Richmond, police said.

On Sunday, another robbery happened at 6:30 p.m. in the 1500 block of West Byron, preceded by the first attack reported 30 minutes earlier in the 4400 block of North Mozart, the alert said.

4 days ago

Building Materials: The 2x4s All Around Us

moss | 1754 West Byron Street | Chicago, Illinois 60613 | 773.857.5533 | site hosted by 100% solar energy

Nov 02

Updated 4 days ago

Referendum on CTA Belmont "Flyover" on Last Page of Ballot

There will be a referendum about the planned CTA “Flyover” on the Nov. 4 Election Ballot in the #20, 36 & 38 precincts of the 44th ward. Vote NO to protect Central Lakeview!

The Referendum: Has the CTA sufficiently justified the $320 million proposed Brown Line Flyover project and its impact on local homes and businesses?

Vote NO to insist the CTA let the community know what they plan before it’s too late to stop them.

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There will be a referendum about the planned CTA “Flyover” on the Nov. 4 Election Ballot in the #20, 36 & 38 precincts of the 44th ward. Vote NO to protect Central Lakeview!

The Referendum: Has the CTA sufficiently justified the $320 million proposed Brown Line Flyover project and its impact on local homes and businesses?

Vote NO to insist the CTA let the community know what they plan before it’s too late to stop them.

The CTA Belmont El ‘flyover’ will waste $320 million++. Save Central Lakeview, a thriving restaurant, shopping, business district, from being ruined by the unnecessary Brown Line ‘flyover.’ Don’t let them waste your money, ruin your neighborhood.

The flyover will swing wide over two blocks of Clark Street, turning a large chunk
of this essential street into an under-El wasteland. Many commercial buildings and homes will be destroyed. Those still standing will be left facing under-El emptiness and an overhead train.

The CTA ‘findings’ are false, their drawings intentionally misleading.
Plans have NOT been finalized; please speak up for Lakeview before it’s too late.

  • The water, like the metal of the elevated structure, was likely quite cold and the tracks were getting hit with spray driven by the wind. Most of the heat from the fire rises upward, without traveling laterally, and given the extreme cold that morning it likely wasn't close enough to heat up the elevated. Further the firemen would have continued to douse the building long after obvious visible signs of fire were extinguished (in order to prevent any smoldering embers from reigniting).

  • Thanks, Hank, I hadn't checked the news, only what I saw out the window from the train.

4 days ago

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5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Saturday Family Dance Party!

Hello Everyone! I am excited to announce our first Saturday Dance Party! Come down to Picnic: A Gathering Spot for Families and join our dance instructor, Jen Guglielmi, for an energetic and fun hour of dancing and playing! Fun begins at 4:00 pm.
Check out what we're all about, meet new friends, and boogie!
For more information and to RSVP, go to: http://www.chicagofamilypicnic.com/gatherings.html

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4 days ago

Cleaning Lady recommendations wanted

Hello Neighbors,

Does anyone have a thorough and reliable cleaning person to recommend in the Southport Corridor area?

We'd prefer a person, not a service.

Thanks in advance!

Nov 17

Updated 5 days ago

Stop giving Bistro Dre your money

Hey all,

After a tip from an associate, I keep a pretty close eye on Bistro Dre's Yelp page. If you dig enough, you'll find a few reviews that walk the line between absurd and terrifying. Drunken antics by Dre in the dining room in the midst of service are not rare. At night, from time to time, I hear Dre berating one of his staff members (yes, it's loud and aggressive enough to hear from a distance).
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Hey all,

After a tip from an associate, I keep a pretty close eye on Bistro Dre's Yelp page. If you dig enough, you'll find a few reviews that walk the line between absurd and terrifying. Drunken antics by Dre in the dining room in the midst of service are not rare. At night, from time to time, I hear Dre berating one of his staff members (yes, it's loud and aggressive enough to hear from a distance).
All this to say, on Saturday night a yelp review mentions and an assault on one of his wait staff who was trying to calm him down.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/bistro-dre-chicago?hrid=FTHYV_Fxc-sDn2HgcvjnDA
http://www.yelp.com/biz/bistro-dre-chicago?hrid=ILRsAO5QfKAMM8IHdwQh4Q

My thoughts on writing this are two-fold.
Dre should not be in business. He's a madman with a terrified staff under his thumb.
But, the staff is awesome, kind, smart and hardworking.
Are there any other business owners or hiring managers who could approach the staff at Dre to get them out of there?

At the very least, Lakeview, stop giving Dre your money.

  • I went there once. Food was great, but towards the end of our meal a woman who seemed like a manager started screaming at our waiter, in the middle of the restaurant. This went on for several minutes. And I believe it had something to do with rolling silverware. I thought it was horribly unprofessional. Our waiter had given us good service.

  • I once worked for someone who sound exactly like the owners of Dre. I will never put myself in that position again and now that I have a heads up I'll never visit that establishment. People who feel like they can berate others (period), let alone in front of their patrons have no business being in business. Shame on them.

5 days ago

If you had your booted car Removed from Oakdale and PineGrove 11-19

The revenue agent took the boot off, they attached a chain to the front wheel, pulled the car out of the parking space, sent a few parts of the body and/or suspension flying into the street - I got these pics and don't know what happened next. They were not very gentle with the procedure.

5 days ago

Food delivery drivers robbed on the North Side, police say

...block of North Mozart Street around 6 p.m. and another was robbed in the 1500-block of West Byron Street around 30 minutes later. Police said in each incident, two men approached the driver with...

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...separate incidents on the North Side Sunday evening, police said. One was robbed in the 4400-block of North Mozart Street around 6 p.m. and another was robbed in the 1500-block of West Byron...

Nov 17

Updated 5 days ago

3301 N. Ashland Avenue devlopement

MedSpring Urgent Care coming to 3301 N. Ashland Avenue, along with Vitamin Shoppe
http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com/2014/11/medspring-urgent-care-coming-to-3301-n.html

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Jun 21

Updated 5 days ago

Uber is the Worst

I decided to give Uber one chance despite all of the bad press out there about then (taking illegal advantages, poor service, risky un-trained drivers, etc). This is because they had e-mailed me a 'one free ride' offer to test out their service.

The offer had not been thought through so did not work. I found that Uber has no live person to speak with (only service by e-mail), so I ordered a car. I found that the driver could...

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I decided to give Uber one chance despite all of the bad press out there about then (taking illegal advantages, poor service, risky un-trained drivers, etc). This is because they had e-mailed me a 'one free ride' offer to test out their service.

The offer had not been thought through so did not work. I found that Uber has no live person to speak with (only service by e-mail), so I ordered a car. I found that the driver could not help me either, so just ended up getting out and taking a taxi.

I complained via e-mail and received a reply the next day. It basically was a generic message directing me where to input a 'promo code' - when the problem stated was that there WAS no promo code provided.

Save yourself some frustration and stay away from this 'service'.

  • It was an off-the-cuff comment that the executive retracted.

  • No doubt because Uber's legal counsel and their board ordered him to do so. Retracting does not mean that he didn't fully intend that action.

6 days ago

Police: Food delivery drivers targeted on North, NW sides

The first robbery happened at 6 p.m. in the 4400 block of North Mozart, followed by another attack 30 minutes later in the 1500 block of West Byron, the alert said.

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The first robbery happened at 6 p.m. in the 4400 block of North Mozart, followed by another attack 30 minutes later in the 1500 block of West Byron, the alert said.

6 days ago

Design for Darkness: How Outdoor Lights Affect the Sky

moss | 1754 West Byron Street | Chicago, Illinois 60613 | 773.857.5533 | site hosted by 100% solar energy

Nov 16

Updated 6 days ago

Armed robbery in 1500 Block of W. Byron 6:30pm tonight (Sunday)

A pizza delivery man was held up at gunpoint about a half hour ago. The suspects shoved him to the ground next to his car double-parked on the street where he was making a delivery and put gun to his head He is ok. Suspects were described as two african-american males, early 20's, one wearing a white sox jacket.

Police were on it within minutes and are searching area.

  • Let me just make an announcement that I am lazy and I sometimes have pizza delivered. What do I win?

  • DougB 47th Ward Curmudgeon

    I read this on Nextdoor. Same approximate location, apparently this happened last night.

    Attempted Burglary and CAPS Meeting

    CAPS Meeting for Beats 1911 and 1912 is Tuesday, 7 PM at Kindred Hospital, 2544 West Montrose. Parking lot available. Beat 1912 is Lawrence to Irving Park, Clark to Damen. CAPS phone...

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    I read this on Nextdoor. Same approximate location, apparently this happened last night.

    Attempted Burglary and CAPS Meeting

    CAPS Meeting for Beats 1911 and 1912 is Tuesday, 7 PM at Kindred Hospital, 2544 West Montrose. Parking lot available. Beat 1912 is Lawrence to Irving Park, Clark to Damen. CAPS phone number is 312.744.0064.

    There was an attempted burglary on the 1400 block of West Byron near Greenview last night while the family was home having dinner. The perpetrator attempted entrance to the home via the front door.

    Please be sure to leave porch lights on beginning at dusk through dawn as well as some interior lighting especially while home. Consider setting your alarm once you are inside for the evening.

    https://southportchi.nextdoor.com/news_feed/?post=7889898

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