3 hours ago

Buyer looking for 4 bedroom home in Lakeview

New or newer construction preferred. Or complete renovation.
Thanks.

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Buyer Seeks 3BR/2BA+ in Elevator Building

Our client is seeking a 3BR/2BA+ in an elevator building in the Lakeview/Lincoln Park area. We have exhausted our search on the MLS and are looking for owners considering selling.

Prefers updated; concrete between floors; pets (cats) allowed; quiet neighbors; HOA fees lower than $1000 if possible.

If you or someone you know has a condo similar to this they would consider selling please let me know..

  • Messaging you with the realtor for a unit for sale, not yet listed, right now.

  • There are a few units at 3530-3534 LSD that meet your criteria, particularly the concrete floors/walls. It's exceptionally quiet, and does allow pets (1 dog, any size and up to two cats per unit).

23 hours ago

Tree trimming season!

The winters close to being over and time to make sure your trees are healthy and strong at joses tree service we will give you expert advise on deciding if your trees need some work get your free quote from on of our professional trimmers
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3 days ago

Updated 28 hours ago

Summer Options for 6 year old child

I'm looking for daycare options for my 6 year old for this upcoming summer. I work from 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday. The Neighborhood Boys & Girls Club doesn't start until 8 am but I have to be at work by 8 am. I need to pick up as late as 6 pm on some days. Any suggestions/recommendations for high quality group childcare for a 6 year old in the area? Looking for entire summer, not just short summer camps. Thank you!

  • mike Return Chicagoan circa 1996

    Hamlin park offers day camps during the summer that I have sent my boys to. It's not too expensive and you need to sign up online. It is offered through the Chicago park district.

  • SPIRO 1983 sergeant 19

    Put the delinquent in a boot camp or ymca or bible study thank you very much.

3 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

Specialty Video Closing

I was told today that the video store on Broadway, between Melrose and Belmont will be closing in the Spring. The reason was a rent increase.

47 hours ago

Updated 31 hours ago

  • Shelly Lifelong suburbanite, now in South Lakeview.

    So sad but oh well.

  • Simple, pay the rent or get the F out. By not paying the rent, the bar owners stole money from the property owner, like a common thief! So long, bring in somebody new.

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30 Lake View High School Students Headed to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

-LVHS Principal Celebrates Students for Choosing his Alma Mater-

Like many high schools this time of year, the hallways at LVHS are full of students “Repping,” -- that is, representing their university choices through their sweatshirts, water bottles, and other college-bound gear.

“Repping is cool,” says Atil M, one of 30 LVHS seniors who will soon make U of I at Urbana-Champaign his home, majoring in Industrial Engineering. “I like reaping.”

More> http://tinyurl.com/l5zngx3

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Story on parenting and transgendered children

I'm a graduate student and reporter for the Medill News Service at Northwestern University. I am currently working on a story about the successes and challenges of being the parent of a transgendered child. I am looking for a parent (and if possible their transgendered child) who would be willing to speak with me about their life experiences. The story would be composed of a 400-600 word article and a 2 minute video piece. So ideally, I would like to...

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I'm a graduate student and reporter for the Medill News Service at Northwestern University. I am currently working on a story about the successes and challenges of being the parent of a transgendered child. I am looking for a parent (and if possible their transgendered child) who would be willing to speak with me about their life experiences. The story would be composed of a 400-600 word article and a 2 minute video piece. So ideally, I would like to have you speak quickly to me on camera. It is possible to be on camera anonymously, although not preferred. The piece will be published on our website: http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/ and CanTV (the public access channel) for a day. If you are interested or know someone who may be a good contact, I would very much appreciate a message back.
Thanks, Julie

  • Hi Julie,
    While I don't have a child, I just wanted to mention that generally the correct term is considered "transgender" instead of "transgendered."

    http://www.glaad.org/reference/transgender
    (See problematic terms)

    Good luck with your research!

  • Julie, a good friend of mine is willing to speak with you. You didn't leave a phone number for her to call you, but she has said I may share her email address with you so you can contact her. kfgrobman@live.com

  • JulieWoolie Graduate Student/Reporter for Medill News Service

    Thank you so much! I will email her.

2 days ago

Found a Ring

Yesterday I found a ring in the middle of the street on the intersection of Clark & Diversy. This seems to be a wedding ring & would like to return it to its rightful owner. I know this is a long shot, but I figured I'd try anyway. I'm not going to post a pic of it but if you recently lost your ring and believe it is yours please send me a private message with a detailed description or better yet a pic. Feel free to forward this.

2 days ago

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5 days ago

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Thoughts on Bad Dog being Gone?

What are the thoughts on Bad Dog Tavern being shuttered?

  • They were always understaffed for lunch on that patio. Only one server for a LOT of tables on weekdays. Also, their kitchen vent clearly hadn't been cleaned for a while and there was a grease stain about 8 feet long along the exterior wall facing the patio. Just gross.

  • Botkin Kinch: the knife-blade

    I got the worst food poisoning of my life from their ahi tuna tacos. It was a very memorable experience.

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3 days ago

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18th Amendment going to be Big Jim's now.

In the last 6 months the space went from Bonsai to 18th Amendment and now has signs Coming Soon Big Jim's. I assume from the people of Little Jim's, anyone know any word on the space.

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Police ride-alongs?

I've heard that Chicago police officers and detectives will do ride-alongs for civilians but I cannot find any information on the City of Chicago police department website. Has anyone ever done this or know who to contact? Thank you!

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Aluminum Coating Cost for Flat Roof

I have a 2007 new build (the standard issue brick rectangle) with a flat roof (that has what I believe is the original aluminum coating on the roof). I have started getting estimates for the application of a new layer of aluminum coating on the roof and the estimates ($1200+) strike me as a bit high for what I understand the service to entail (broom clean and application of one coat of aluminum coating). I would greatly appreciate thoughts on (1) how much this service should cost (Angie's List is not helping me here) and/or (2) whether most people just do this themselves. Thanks in advance!

  • Any thoughts on the above? Thanks again in advance!

  • Marcin Talaga Realtor/General Contractor

    You can factor it'll cost around $.60-$.80 per/sf. If your roof is 1500 square feet for example then it'll cost somewhere around $900-$1200 if you hire a pro. You can do it yourself. Home depot sells a good one called Henry Fibre Aluminum Roof coating. You can probably get it done for half the cost, just be careful up on the roof of course.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Donating magazines, any ideas?

We have several magazine subscriptions and are looking to donate many months worth rather than recycle them. Does anyone have any ideas of where we can donate them in our community?

  • Wendy Small-town living in the big city

    + 1 for Ravenswood Community Services. 1757 W. Wilson!

  • Also, the Lakeview YMCA takes donated magazines, I think.

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Suggestions for Donating Specific Items

Looking for an organization or individual that would be interested in a donation of 4 commercial table sewing machines with rolling chairs and tons of spools of thread and bolts of fabric. Caveat -- items must be picked up in Highland Park and the machines weigh about 200 lbs. each. Suggestions?

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Updated 5 days ago

434 Melrose

Does anyone know the status of the unfinished construction site at that location? There was supposed to have been a hearing at City Council in regard to it.

  • Robert Rohdenburg Affordable Housing Activist for ONE Northside

    I've reviewed the published agendas of both the Zoning and the Housing committees from August 2014 through January 2015 and could find no mention of this address for a zoning change or any other city council or committee action. Because of the election, there will not be any city council...

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    I've reviewed the published agendas of both the Zoning and the Housing committees from August 2014 through January 2015 and could find no mention of this address for a zoning change or any other city council or committee action. Because of the election, there will not be any city council meetings or committee meetings in February. There is a Housing committee hearing scheduled for 3/11 10am and two Zoning Committee Hearings next month: 3/12 and 3/17 , both staring at 10am in Council Chambers,before the 10am 3/18 City Council meeting. No agendas for these committee meetings are available yet. Shortly after 3/1 some of the agendas for the March meetings should start to appear. You can check the web site:
    https://chicago.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx for any additional committee meeting dates, changes in times/locations, and the meeting agendas. The current or new alderman for the ward may know more about the property before any hearing action. The press coverage about the property are old stories at:
    May 21,2012 story:http://chicago.curbed.com/archives/2012/05/21/stalled-condo-building-to-serve-as-skeleton-for-luxury-rentals.php
    June 3,2011 story:http://chicago.curbed.com/archives/2011/06/03/failed-lakeview-condo-development-leaves-a-stump-behind-1.php

  • I'm sorry to hear that nothing has transpired, but thanks very much for your thorough review-I appreciate it!

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Your Alderman Deceiving Who...Deceiving You.

Below is a photo of one of Cappleman's mailers.

He is quoting a crime trend from a full 10 YEARS before he was elected in 2011.

See it for yourself it it curious.

This is also disingenuous and sneaky in my opinion.

#CappleNumbers #46thward

  • Littleton Arts Uptown Chicago/Uptown/Artist

    46th ward.

  • Vote out all incumbents. Time for some fresh blood. Most of our aldermen are nothing more than "yes men" to the mayor, rubber-stamping their approval for what ever the little dictator wants.

Feb 18

Updated 5 days ago

What happened to the proposed Peet's at Aldine & Broadway?

There was about hiring at that location several weeks. Now there's a For Rent sign on that corner. Did the lease fall through? I'm disappointed that the corner has been empty for so long. That Caribou store was so cute and always busy.

  • That Caribou seemed to have steady traffic. In hindsight, maybe that was an illusion on how profitable this location was.
    Is this the only Caribou that Peets didn't re-open around Lakeview?

    If a big national corporation doesn't have the business model to re-open there, it makes me wonder who will?

    Does anyone else think Peet's decision will scare away other potential tenants?

  • L

    They didn't reopen the one on the west side of Lake View across from Whole Foods either.

Jan 20

Updated 5 days ago

Traffic light coming to Clark and School?

I drove through N. Clark and W. School tonight.

There's a new traffic light and pole there. It's not operating.

Anyone have any additional details?

I've driven through this intersection countless times. I noticed drivers don't always stop and go and yield in the correct order with other drivers who have been waiting. I figured it had something to do with the two streets not intersecting at a perfect 90 degrees. Somehow it is distracts or confuses us.

But, I never considered it enough of an issue to install a light.

Have there been a high number of accidents there? Or is this something to help with Wrigley Field traffic?

  • @chp

    I wish i could thank you a thousand times for that

    Spot on!

    Id be happy with just a left turn lane in most places!

  • Eh, I'll take a traffic light over a stop sign. People (motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians) tend to not know how to behave themselves at stop signs.

6 days ago

Updated 6 days ago

IKEA Challenge to Help Rogers Park organization!

The Heartland Alliance Marjorie Kovler Center is a unique program serving an international population of individuals recovering from the complex consequences of politically-sponsored torture. Located right here in Rogers Park, the Kovler Center is one of the finalist in the IKEA Schaumburg Life Improvement Project. In order for MKC to win a $10,000 makeover they need supporters like you to vote once a day, starting today!, until March 2. The group with the most votes at the end of the...

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The Heartland Alliance Marjorie Kovler Center is a unique program serving an international population of individuals recovering from the complex consequences of politically-sponsored torture. Located right here in Rogers Park, the Kovler Center is one of the finalist in the IKEA Schaumburg Life Improvement Project. In order for MKC to win a $10,000 makeover they need supporters like you to vote once a day, starting today!, until March 2. The group with the most votes at the end of the 3 weeks wins!

Learn more and check out the other Chicago finalists on IKEA's voting page here: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1965768/Vote-for-Your-Favorite-Life-Improvement-Project-2015

They ask for your email everyday, but they don't send you any mail or put you on a list. It is simply to ensure that there is only one vote per email address per day. Scroll to IL-Schaumburg store's list and vote for Heartland Alliance Marjorie Kovler Center.

THANK YOU for your support!

  • I started with Kovler Center as a volunteer French interpreter. It's been the most meaningful work of my life.

6 days ago

Party at old Lulu Belle's on 2/21?

Crazy loud music coming from the empty old Lulu Belle's restaurant just north of Grace on Southport at midnight on Saturday 2/21. Does anyone know what was going on?

Feb 21

Updated 6 days ago

Blaze Pizza on Belmont

Best pizza place ever. Always good always busy. My favorite manager is there. Always look for him.
Need to open a location on the southside of Chicago

  • SpamAlert Hates being spammed

    Okay, I googled. No ANCHOVIES???? Noooooo!
    (not trying to hijack your thread, Raul, Thanks for the tip.)

  • amyartworks Amy, artist

    It's a great pizza! Can pick whatever ingredients you want and all for the same (cheap) price. Super friendly people and the line moves quickly. My go-to whenever I have nothing at home to eat.

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Feb 22

Updated 6 days ago

Parking Spot/Garage

Seeking a parking spot or garage near W. Sheridan and Pine Grove! Please leave info or email me at rachaelrenee83@gmail.com -thanks!

  • Park Place Tower is the only place around there I know that regularly has rental parking. If interested, go to craigslist in their "Parking & Storage" section. The address is 655 W Irving Park.
    Spots are typically in the $200 +/- range for a garage space.

  • William Walker Robinson Jr. REMAX Edge - Broker

    You can also check 3930 pine grove; if you live in 3900 pine grove I know of a spot for rent.

Feb 19

Updated Feb 22

Doggie Daycare Help

I have a few shifts from 8am-8pm coming up, and won't get a long enough break to take my dog out. I am looking for a daycare facility that has pickup and drop off areas around those times. So far no luck. Any tips? In Lakeview but will travel 5 mile radius.

  • SunshineDiva2014 Long time Chicago resident.

    I would recommend Stay or the Pooch Hotel. I've used Pooch on Clybourn and they have easy pick up and drop off.

  • Jen K 22-year Lakeview resident

    While I haven't used Stay, I have to put in a plug for Found, which is the adjacent non-profit training center and shelter created by the folks at Stay. (Found also offers specialized daycare. From their site: "Found Chicago Provides daycare that integrates the fun and enrichment that a traditional...

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    While I haven't used Stay, I have to put in a plug for Found, which is the adjacent non-profit training center and shelter created by the folks at Stay. (Found also offers specialized daycare. From their site: "Found Chicago Provides daycare that integrates the fun and enrichment that a traditional daycare provides, but modified to accommodate the special behavioral needs of the participants. Dogs who are not dog social, exhibit cautious, anxious and reactive behaviors can come to Found Chicago for daycare.") My puppy completed Found's two-week boot camp in December and last week we finished their Agility Class...it was the single best investment I could have made in my dog. She and I both adore the staff, their training philosophy and the organization as a whole. They're fantastic, and I know that when I have to board her, she'll go to Stay.

Feb 21

Updated Feb 22

Seeking One bedroom apartment

Anyone in the neighborhood know of a single bedroom apartment for rent?

Feb 22

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Feb 22

Blaze

I totally agree - this is a hidden gem. I'm selective about my pizza and this place is a winner. Great food, wonderful staff and an added bonus - the owner is very customer service oriented.

Highly recommended (but)..........no parking on busy Belmont so I rarely go there :-(

Feb 22

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