Sep 08

Updated 2 hours ago

Missing cat

Black and white cat with black nose got out yesterday near Wolfram and Lakewood. Thanks. 773-580-4130

2 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Chicago Speed Camera Map: watch out for one by Lane Tech High School

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Just an fyi, speed cameras in school zones are set if you go over 20 mph. Watch out for one at 2501 W. Addison by Lane Tech High School. The normal speed limit is 30 mph and the cameras run longer than expected (6am - 9pm?) not just during school hours. $100 ticket.

  • I received a warning there when the signs first went up. In some suburbs I've seen flashing yellow lights on the signs when the 20 mph limit is being enforced. This would help make things less vague. I believe that right now the signs say "on school days when children...

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    I received a warning there when the signs first went up. In some suburbs I've seen flashing yellow lights on the signs when the 20 mph limit is being enforced. This would help make things less vague. I believe that right now the signs say "on school days when children are present". By the time you see an 18 year old "child ", you probably have already been caught. Might help if they had specific hours, also. If a " child " is on the sidewalk at 6:00pm that shouldn't be a school zone violation. And, is a day in July a school day if summer school may be in session?

  • Rose real estate advisor 10+ year resident of Roscoe Village

    Thanks Peter. In fact I did receive a ticket July 3rd at 3:10pm. I discovered that Lane Tech does NOT have summer school and has not for years. I had to provide physical evidence of this fact as the judge whom I contested the ticket in front of required it. I went to the school and got a letter stating this. I learned that warning tickets are only given the first 30 days a speed camera is installed. No second chances with the Addison camera.

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45 hours ago

Updated 22 hours ago

Water shut off 5-9PM today

Just notified at 2:30PM by management that water is going to be off from 5-9PM tonite by City of Chicago for emergency repairs. I'm near Vic Theatre. Anyone else get this "late" notice or is management covering their you know what?

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  • Just spoke with someone from the Alderman's office and the area affected should be Belmont & Seminary where they are connecting a waterline. Work will only take an hour or hour and a half, so shouldn't last until 9PM.

    Hope that helps!

3 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Need a vet

Does anyone know of a good vet in Lakeview?

  • Urban Vet on Lincoln did a great job getting our Dexter boy back to health after numerous health issues when we rescued him.

  • Patricia 25 Year Lakeview Resident

    Second the recommendation on the Cat Hospital of Chicago, if your pet is a cat.

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Sunday Networking & Socializing/Dry Rose Party@Godfrey Hotel- 9/28

Meet New Single Professionals and expand your social network of people you know.

The listing can be found here:
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if you like white wine, mingling and meeting other fun and young professionals between 25 and 45 then you should look into joining us here.

There is a $10 cover which includes a free vodka cocktails and two white wines at $7 per glass between 6Pm and 10:30 PM.

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Meet New Single Professionals and expand your social network of people you know.

The listing can be found here:
http://www.meetup.com/312Professionals-Social-Scene/events/199807092/

if you like white wine, mingling and meeting other fun and young professionals between 25 and 45 then you should look into joining us here.

There is a $10 cover which includes a free vodka cocktails and two white wines at $7 per glass between 6Pm and 10:30 PM.

The listing is here:

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Click join us on the right hand side of the page. It will take two minutes to become a member of this group.

We are a good group because we dont allow trouble makers and screen new members so that they dont include idiots or trouble makers.

Aug 29

Updated 38 hours ago

Hard Candy Source?

I've recently developed a liking for hard candy. Do you know of a store that offers a good variety? I mostly shop at Jewel and Whole Foods, and they seem to concentrate on chocolates and chewy candies, with just a sampling of hard candies. Now I'm interested in branching out a bit.

  • Wow! I certainly did not expect a thread as long and involved as this when I originally posted my question! Thank you all for your responses. Shortly after the initial responses came in I visited Windy City Sweets on Broadway and bought a nice selection of candies for $6.99/lb. I...

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    Wow! I certainly did not expect a thread as long and involved as this when I originally posted my question! Thank you all for your responses. Shortly after the initial responses came in I visited Windy City Sweets on Broadway and bought a nice selection of candies for $6.99/lb. I think that's a reasonable price. And I discovered a couple new favorites, which was my intention. And I was happy to support a local store, which I will continue to do as I try some of the other suggestions when my supply runs out.

    I actually do prefer chocolates and chewies, but my new interest in hard candies is to help me practice self-discipline. They are less fattening then cookies, pastries, and chocolates, but satisfy the need for something sweet at the end of the meal, and not as conducive to binging.

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3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Property Tax Resource

Does anyone know of a good property tax resource such as a website to walk me through it or a lawyer.

I have successfully appealed by myself in the past. But I don't know if I got back the most I could have, I don't know if I should appeal again; if I should appeal again, I don't know if a lawyer is worth it or if I should just "make stuff up" like I did last time. All I know is my mailbox gets flooded with lawyers fishing for my business and I would prefer to pay less in taxes rather than more.

Thank you!

  • All you need is a GOOD appraisal from a CERTIFIED r/e appraiser. Send in the appraisal with the appeal to C/County. Call Illinois Appraisal. 773 528 4265. 25 yrs experience.

  • david duggan President, South Lakeview Neighbors

    I've used Gary Howell Smith, 312-236-7447 (Wells at Wacker). As a lawyer, now retired (I didn't handle this sort of work for paying clients), I'm somewhat agnostic as to whether having a lawyer prosecute your challenge is worthwhile: I've gone to these politician-sponsored seminars and filed my own there with...

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    I've used Gary Howell Smith, 312-236-7447 (Wells at Wacker). As a lawyer, now retired (I didn't handle this sort of work for paying clients), I'm somewhat agnostic as to whether having a lawyer prosecute your challenge is worthwhile: I've gone to these politician-sponsored seminars and filed my own there with some favorable results. I think at the assessor's office it makes sense to have a lawyer (who gets paid only if the challenge is successful). After that, at various boards of review, I'm not so certain. The problem is that the tax-assessment system is a big lottery and I believe that the assessors behind the counter throw little bones to the plebs while they give large cuts to the major campaign contributors.

Sep 08

Updated 2 days ago

water heater recommendations

The water heater in our 8 unit condo building needs to be replaced. Any recommendations on installers? Tankless?

Thank you in advance!

  • The best improvement I have ever made is getting a tankless hot water heater. I love it and had no problems. Endless hot water on demand, no running out of hot water if you take a bath then shower or have company. Saves on utilities because only heats water on demand.

  • Gas h/w heater from a Wheeling distributor was $400. My handyman was $100. $25 in copper parts. Dont get ripped off.

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Chimney Sweep and Regular House Cleaning

I hear I should have the chimney serviced before winter arrives, and as it seems to be coming early I think I should gather recommendations now and get some estimates.

I'm also interested in finding someone do to general house cleaning once a month and would love recommendations for that too. Also, as I've never had this before, can someone tell me the going rate for such a service?

Thanks Neighbors,
Lynne

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Parking lot bait and switch?

Hi to my fellow Chicagoans in Lake View. Last night my family purchased parking passes online for James G. Blaine Elementary School at 1420 W. Grace for the Zac Brown concert. They were advertised for $9.00 by Parking jockey online. Realizing the bargain, we grabbed two spots immediately and printed our passes. When we arrived at the parking lot, a provider attempted to charge us $40.00 each for the spots until we threatened to call the police.

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Hi to my fellow Chicagoans in Lake View. Last night my family purchased parking passes online for James G. Blaine Elementary School at 1420 W. Grace for the Zac Brown concert. They were advertised for $9.00 by Parking jockey online. Realizing the bargain, we grabbed two spots immediately and printed our passes. When we arrived at the parking lot, a provider attempted to charge us $40.00 each for the spots until we threatened to call the police.

The offer was out of line for the area, I realize that. What I didn't like was the bait and switch tactics. Before I get upbraided for not taking public transportation, my other family members came in from Milwaukee and had to return home last night. Typically I will take public transportation to concerts at Wrigley.

  • Gunnery Sgt Hartman Neighborhood Bully

    Did you report them to parking jockey?

  • Beth Babcock Realtor for 24 years, currently with @properties

    I wonder if some folks hijacked their parking lot? When I've parked at Blaine, I just pay there using the pay box.

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lost cat

Mila has been missing for a week now. She was last seen near Wolfram and Lakewood. Please call or text 773-580-4130 with any information. More photos: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10153146469238852&id=697228851

3 days ago

Lost cat in Lakeview

Mila was last seen near Wolfram and Lakewood. Please call or text 763-580-4130 if you see her. More photos:!https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10153146469238852&id=697228851

3 days ago

Are you missing a Prius with Texas plates?

There's a silver Prius parked at the northeast corner of Lakewood and Wellington that's on the verge of being towed. It is parked too far from the curb and over the crosswalk. It has a smashed right, front fender and the inside of the car has been vandalized. It has had multiple tickets on it. In case this is your car and you've lost it, it was stolen, or whatever, you might want to move it.

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Free Blowdry Tomorrow!

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6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Canine Glaucoma

I have recently had to put lay my best friend to rest. He gave me the best 15 years of my life. For the last 6 years, he suffered from glaucoma, had one eye removed, but was still the happiest guy around. Making people smile every time he passed by. Before the end, I had refilled all his meds which were very expensive. I would love to pass along the unused and unopened medication to someone who is going through...

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I have recently had to put lay my best friend to rest. He gave me the best 15 years of my life. For the last 6 years, he suffered from glaucoma, had one eye removed, but was still the happiest guy around. Making people smile every time he passed by. Before the end, I had refilled all his meds which were very expensive. I would love to pass along the unused and unopened medication to someone who is going through the same thing and may need some help. I know that I could donate to the shelter or even my vets office, but as one of the meds needs to be kept cold when unopened. I didn't want it to go to waste by not being stored properly.

Please do let me know if this can be of use to anyone. Would gladly meet up and pass it along!

  • I'm sorry for your loss, like many others here I've had to do this myself just a couple months ago. What a kind way to honor your best friend.

  • LindaMK Neighbor

    I had a beloved dog that died of mitral value disease and I had left over expensive heart medicine when he passed. I too donated the medicine to PAWS. They were very happy to receive it.

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Sep 11

Updated 6 days ago

Merryman Park Mugging?

Does anyone have any info about a mugging (at gunpoint!) in Merryman Park?? Our nanny told us about it and our kids are there all the time.
So very scary.

  • Chi-girl Lakeview can't we all just get along

    We received a notice from the principal at our kids school that it happened. I don't have all of the details. I wish I knew of an accurate way to find out what crimes are happening in the area.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    CAPS meetings are a good source of information

  • Jen 12 yrs in West Lakeview

    There was no mugging per se. Apparently two men were driving thru the alley and it is alleged one of them brandished a gun while driving by. Nothing was taken. It is unclear as to whether any of the people in the park called 911. Someone who came upon the...

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    There was no mugging per se. Apparently two men were driving thru the alley and it is alleged one of them brandished a gun while driving by. Nothing was taken. It is unclear as to whether any of the people in the park called 911. Someone who came upon the scene minutes later did call 911 but was not an accurate witness since they only saw the car drive away. It is incredibly scary but I think there are many facts missing in this case. It is a reminder to call 911 as soon as possible.

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Sep 08

Updated Sep 11

Another Robbery on Belmont & Sheffield

I was on my balcony on Sunday morning at about 3:30 a.m. watching some very suspicious activity going on since I got robbed and beaten on the same block less than a month ago. I saw a white male in his early-mid twenties walking South on Sheffield towards Belmont when a group of about seven black males approached him heading north on Sheffield on the East side of the street. There has been a lot of construction going on there...

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I was on my balcony on Sunday morning at about 3:30 a.m. watching some very suspicious activity going on since I got robbed and beaten on the same block less than a month ago. I saw a white male in his early-mid twenties walking South on Sheffield towards Belmont when a group of about seven black males approached him heading north on Sheffield on the East side of the street. There has been a lot of construction going on there so the view is pretty limited which makes it an easy place to rob someone. I don't know what they said to the guy but within 30 seconds he had his hands up and they emptied his pockets and walked south on Sheffield and continued past Belmont. The guy who got robbed just stood there for about a minute and then took of sprinting north on Sheffield. I immediately called the police, told them what happened, and within minutes they had squad cars up and down the block. I don't know if they caught the guys, but they certainly made an impact since more than 30 people cleared the corner and started heading north on Sheffield. Everyone just walked to Sheffield & School and lingered there for a while. I also noticed a very suspicious white Dodge Charger making rounds as well as a old Black Jeep Cherokee before the cops showed up. This block gets very dangerous EVERY NIGHT after about 1 a.m. so DO NOT WALK ALONE and try be careful people.

  • Thanks Bob, the next one I had on my calendar wasn't till December, glad you clarified.

  • I have lost all faith that the CPD in our neighborhood can protect us from anything at this point. They are now merely just the cleanup crew it seems until they get staffed properly.

Sep 10

Updated Sep 11

Are they considering bringing back Bus Route 11 Lincoln Avenue?

Has your life or business been affected by the removal of the #11 bus route along Lincoln Avenue?

Please take a short survey (see link below) And please forward this email to all you know. It is important for our voices to be heard

Take this survey NOW:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/cta11bus

  • L

    I just posted a response to your other version of this post. I want the bus back. But, there is no indication from CTA that it will come back. Our last hope was for Target (now cancelled) to pay for it. It is only about a million a year extra for it. Maybe we can ask one of the developers along Lincoln Ave. to pitch in.

  • jasper1055 Roscoe Villiage

    They are not bringing it back. I'll try and find the link.

Sep 11

Chicago Market Info Session at Sheil Park

Chicago Market, a brand new community-owned food co-op forming on the North Side of Chicago, will be holding an Information Session on Saturday, September 13 at Sheil Park at 3505 N Southport Ave from 1.30 - 3.00 pm.

Come learn about the co-op, meet Chicago Market Steering Committee members and current Owners, and become a Founding Owner. RSVP at http://www.chicagomarket.coop/info-session-september-13.

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Chicago Market's #1000in100 Campaign for 1,000 Owners in 100 days is booming. We now have an incredible 446 Owners!...

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Chicago Market, a brand new community-owned food co-op forming on the North Side of Chicago, will be holding an Information Session on Saturday, September 13 at Sheil Park at 3505 N Southport Ave from 1.30 - 3.00 pm.

Come learn about the co-op, meet Chicago Market Steering Committee members and current Owners, and become a Founding Owner. RSVP at http://www.chicagomarket.coop/info-session-september-13.

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Chicago Market's #1000in100 Campaign for 1,000 Owners in 100 days is booming. We now have an incredible 446 Owners!

There are ONLY THREE MORE WEEKS left in our campaign. If you've been planning to become an Owner, thinking about it, or on the fence, time is running out!

For more information, see our "10 Things Everyone Wants to know about Chicago Market" at http://www.chicagomarket.coop/10_things_everybody_wants_to_know_about_chicago_market

Check out Momma Cuisine's wonderful blog post about Chicago Market here at http://mommacuisine.com/2014/08/06/chicago-market-wants-to-change-the-way-you-shop-for-groceries/

Hear our recent WBEZ interview on the Afternoon Shift with Monica Eng and Louisa Chu at https://soundcloud.com/afternoonshiftwbez/chewing-the-fat-icy-treats-desserts-and-food-co-ops

Or listen to us talk with Patti Vasquez on the Pretty Late show on WGN recently: http://wgnradio.com/2014/08/28/8-26-14-full-show-podcast-chicago-market-co-op-state-senator-dan-kotowski-daphne-scott/

And last but NOT least: Please become a Founding Owner at www.chicagomarket.coop/join

We are so appreciative of the Chicago community for its ongoing support in our #1000in100 campaign to recruit 1,000 Owners in 100 days.

Best,
Greg Berlowitz
Project Lead, Steering Committee, Founder
Chicago Market - A Community Co-op
www.chicagomarket.coop
info@chicagomarket.coop

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Sep 10

Updated Sep 11

Relocating to Chicago: Temporary Work Recommendations

I have a friend moving to the city and he is looking for recommendations on temporary placement agencies he could reach out to while he looks for more permanent work. Does anyone have a temporary placement agency recommendation for someone moving to the area with sales and customer service skills?

  • Shelly Lifelong suburbanite, now in South Lakeview.

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