6 days ago

Updated 51 min ago

  • KTL

    The thumbs up and thumbs down are partisan opinion and no doubt this is a teacher's union website. Totally useless unless you are a public union supporter, which I am not. This actually makes me like Tunney.

  • The facts there are probably accurate, on how they voted, but as KTL notes, the thumbs up/down is whether "Grassroots Illinois Action" (whomever they are) think it was a good vote. They're against charter schools, yet clearly, charter schools markedly outperform traditional schools by any measure (except "preservation of highly-paid union jobs for bad teachers", maybe).

2 days ago

Updated 56 min ago

Brown Elephant space (Halsted/Waveland)

All the For Rent signs are down and there is new paper covering on the windows. Anyone know anything about what is going in the space?

  • Robert Rohdenburg Affordable Housing Activist for ONE Northside

    Both Ald. Cappleman (46th Ward) and Ald. Tunney (44th Ward) are on the City Council Zoning committee. Ald. Cappleman is also on the Housing committee.

  • Quite correct, it's not in the 44th ward -- but? Still of interest here.

17 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Public Notice Issued for the Demolition of Rise Sushi and Galleria Liquors

From our blog post earlier, developers are looking to demolish the current buildings that house Galleria Liquors and Rise Sushi. A public notice went up on January 26, 2015 for a 4-story mixed-use transit-oriented development.
http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com/2015/01/public-notice-issued-for-demolition-of.html

2 hours ago

Dec 04

Updated 3 hours ago

Michael Diversey's Closed?!

Darnit. I noticed the restaurant closed. I'm a bit surprised as it was always pretty busy. Anyone know if something new is going in? I hope so. I don't like the empty spaces on Diversey right now.

  • L

    The word on the street is that Teavana (aka Starbucks' tea shop) is moving into 2754 N. Clark.

  • I'm concerned about the rents in Lakeview and Uptown. It seems that all the apartments built are "luxury" condos, not affordable to the average working citizen. So I want to know -- if everybody is pro building another apartment on the corner of Diversey & Clark, what do you do...

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    I'm concerned about the rents in Lakeview and Uptown. It seems that all the apartments built are "luxury" condos, not affordable to the average working citizen. So I want to know -- if everybody is pro building another apartment on the corner of Diversey & Clark, what do you do for a living that you can afford it? We have the Flats on Halsted, a new complex and it's only partially filled. Those rents are about $1500 for a studio/jr convertible bedroom.
    The city is becoming like NYC with the rents and driving working class, the average citizen out of the city.
    I'm curious to know who is living in these high rises that they can afford the high rents.

Aug 10

Updated 4 hours ago

Handyman in Lakeview

Does anyone have a recommendation for a local handyman that you trust and has reasonable rates? Looking for someone in the Lakeview area.

Thanks!

  • Menschwithawrench is excellent and fairly priced.

  • Ravens Yes.I can fix that.

    Genetically engineered for things mechanical. Have all my attachments & latest software. Please call 312-890-7558

Oct 20

Updated 4 hours ago

Handyman?

Does anyone have a good handyman that they could recommend? I would appreciate hearing from you!

  • Try Paul@windycity handyman.com 773-297-8789. Licensed, insured, reasonable and quite good.

  • Ravens Yes.I can fix that.

    If you are still looking. I could help. Many years experience. Please call 312-890-7558

6 hours ago

35 hours ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Lost Black and White Cat *REWARD*

Lost cat in the Lakeview neighborhood in Chicago (Wayne & Waveland). He went missing on Thursday, January 22nd, 2015. He is a year and a half old, neutered, and declawed on his front paws. He is a tuxedo (black on his face and back; white on his chin, neck, tummy, and feet). He is a large cat, approximately 14-15 pounds. He is loving and very friendly towards people. Please help us bring him home - reward offered!

  • Patricia 25 Year Lakeview Resident

    He is beautiful; I hope you find him. Is he chipped?

  • Thank you for your kind comment. No, he is not chipped. Please keep an eye out - thanks!

46 hours ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Missing black and white cat

Mila got out of her home on Lakewood between Diversey and Wolfram in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago on Saturday, September 6, 2014, and she is still missing.

Mila is a 3 year-old black-and-white cat with green-yellow eyes. Her back is black while her belly, chest and paws are white. She has black around her eyes and a little black button nose. Mila is micro-chipped and was wearing a black-and-white collar with her name and our number on it. The collar has no tags or bells attached.

REWARD: $1,000

More photos and information: danielleg.com/mila

23 hours ago

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43 hours ago

Updated 26 hours ago

Looking for responsible and attentive accountant

My husband and I are looking for a responsible and attentive accountant in Chicago. We are willing to see someone around Lakeview, Lakeview Roscoe Village as well as the Loop if we found an accountant that we like. My husband owns his own small business so we need someone who understands those issues. We also need some assistance with doing taxes with a trust fund. Thank you for your help!

  • Holly 15 year East Lakeview Resident.

    Been using Nick for over 10 years.

    Nick Kolligris,CPA
    AK Tax Service
    Lakeview
    652 W. Cornelia
    Chicago IL 60657
    773 281-0717
    773 281-0727 fax

  • My husband and I own two small businesses and have trusts as well. We have been using Michael and Nancy Dschida of NMD and Co. For 15+ years. They are a super responsive, reasonable and extremely knowledgeable team who are located nearby. They can be reached at 312 640-5904 or michael@nmd-company.com.

47 hours ago

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3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Possible injured Cat (Sunny) Barry/Lakewood/ Nelson/ Racine

We're searching for one of our feral cats that is possibly injured in the neighborhood. He was last seen on Barry, west of Racine, and evaded our attempt to capture him. He's a medium sized gray cat with his winter coat, so he's quite furry. He's more skittish than friendly, as he a member of our working cat community hosted at 1232 Nelson. Please post any sightings to this thread as we're concerned for his wellbeing.
I also apologize if we caused any concern with flash lights shining in yards and side through ways. Thank you for your concerns - Tim

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

"Do not carry your credit card on you"

With the recent stick-ups in Lakeview and Lincoln Park, a police rep said in a radio interview that women shouldn't carry their credit cards in their purse. I kept wondering, where should the credit cards be carried?
I carry my cards in my wallet, I can't imagine not being without my credit card in my purse. And I don't want to put my credit card info on my cell phone for a thief to take and waive at a cashier.

  • dse

    sarah, i think you're lowering standards, and once you do, any crime becomes okay. talk on your phone on the street? you deserve to be robbed. next year, carry cash in your pocket, you deserve to be robbed. year after, keep valuables in your home, you deserve to be robbed....

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    sarah, i think you're lowering standards, and once you do, any crime becomes okay. talk on your phone on the street? you deserve to be robbed. next year, carry cash in your pocket, you deserve to be robbed. year after, keep valuables in your home, you deserve to be robbed. what about the year after? drive a car in public, you deserve to be car jacked? is this the diminishing standard we set for our city? do we live in chicago to be, daresay, "paranoid"? then you can sink this city in the lake. who would want to live here? criminals and paranoid people. i don't buy your prescription. i'd call it mind-boggling.

  • dse: When Daniel Patrick Moynihan published his essay wherein the phrase "Defining Deviancy Down" became popular, we still had a fairly functional democracy in America. This is no longer the case, so my optimism about using my voice and vote to influence public policy has been replaced by pragmatism. This...

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    dse: When Daniel Patrick Moynihan published his essay wherein the phrase "Defining Deviancy Down" became popular, we still had a fairly functional democracy in America. This is no longer the case, so my optimism about using my voice and vote to influence public policy has been replaced by pragmatism. This means it's Every Human For Him/Herself" as far as I can see. If Rahm Emanuel and Tom Tunney want to lie about crime stats while we the peeps get mugged just so they can get elected so they can run with the billionaires, it doesn't make sense to me to pretend I can waltz down Belmont or Diversey (or Clark or _____ fill in the blank__) with plugged ears and unaware of my surroundings. I'm not "Blaming the Victim" (I read that book in grad school, too)

    (I literally just heard a gunshot so I called 911 - EMMAUEL/TUNNEY: J'ACCUSE!)

    anyway: It's a tragedy. But I plan on surviving. You do it your way; I'll do it mine.

2 days ago

Jan 12

Updated 2 days ago

Need a plow

My alley (between Addison and Eddy) is a tank trap when there's deep snow--last winter I got stuck three times and had to be pushed out by helpful neighbors. (Thanks, guys!) When the snow gets packed down the alley becomes two ruts where wheels run with a ridge in the middle where cars' undercarriages have leveled and compacted the snow. Last year this froze like a rock and couldn't be moved, even with an ice chopper.
Tonight I had to...

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My alley (between Addison and Eddy) is a tank trap when there's deep snow--last winter I got stuck three times and had to be pushed out by helpful neighbors. (Thanks, guys!) When the snow gets packed down the alley becomes two ruts where wheels run with a ridge in the middle where cars' undercarriages have leveled and compacted the snow. Last year this froze like a rock and couldn't be moved, even with an ice chopper.
Tonight I had to help a neighbor who had got stuck trying to leave his garage and cross the ruts and the ridge. I'm way too old for this kind of stunt.
What we need is a snowplow to break up the ridge and clear the alley. Does anyone know someone who has a Jeep or truck with a snowplow who we could hire to plow the alley? I'm hoping some of my neighbors would chip in to help pay for this.
It's obnoxious to have to worry every time I leave or return to my garage. Thanks for your help.

  • Hey there. I have a snow plow. I can offer you a great price give me a call or text (224)246-6762 Jose

  • Dusan Affinity Salon & Spa owner

    I can help you with some heavy duty truck over there. My snow removal company do condos and alleys in Lakeview and Lincoln park. So call me on the cell 7736551220.

  • Anita W. in Wrigleyville 30-year resident

    Thanks, I'll make note of these numbers. We've been lucky this winter but anything could happen!

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

  • Any news agencies such as yours conducting their own?

  • Noel Montenegro Photojournalist for NBC News

    I cant speak for the other stations. I dont think we are. We dont have access to the legal tools to find out what people are really concerned about. Mainly if the owner of the building is the owner and installer of the recording equipment. And if the owner of the building has anymore recording equipment in use in any illegal way. That would require warrants for search. Police have to do their due diligence and burn some good old fashion shoe leather.

2 days ago

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6 days ago

Updated 3 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?

  • @CHP025

    Amen to that, just so long as they aren't followed by a red left arrow. I freaking hate those. I just love being nannied and told that I'm not responsible enough to judge when it is safe to execute a left hand turn.

  • @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!

Jan 17

Updated 3 days ago

Change Coming to 44th Ward?

...maybe, maybe not, it will be for the voters to decide. But for the first time in several election cycles there are challengers to the incumbent in next month's election for 44th Ward Alderman. Come learn about the candidates and ask questions next week:

1. Monday, January 19 at 7pm at the next Southport Neighbors Association meeting. It will be at the Mercury Theater.
http://www.southportneighbors.com/meeting.html

2. Wednesday, January 21 at 6pm at the Hawthorne Neighbors Meeting. It will be at the Annoyance Theater
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hawthorne-Neighbors/589776931051310

Here's a chance to find out where the candidates stand on issues important to the community and ask questions.

  • Robert Rohdenburg Affordable Housing Activist for ONE Northside

    A Google search of news stories on "Tunney" and "election" or "re-election" found no stories which mentioned him contemplating, thinking about, considering, or deciding on not running for re-election. Even if he though about it, I doubt that he would say it to a reporter. After Mayor Daley decided non-to run for re-election, their was story mention about a possible Tunney bid for election as Mayor of Chicago. If he had decided to run for mayor, he could campaign while still being 44th Ward Alderman.

  • Robert Rohdenburg Affordable Housing Activist for ONE Northside

    There is a possibility that the "The Alderman was not invited to the forum" was a cover story for being busy doing something else that his chief of staff did not want to specify, but the appropriate and acceptable answer then would have been "The Alderman had a prior commitment that he couldn't break or change."

3 days ago

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5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

It's a beautiful day

I love how our neighbors lol out for eachother ....

  • Nora H 11year Lakeview resident, member ELVN.

    Do you have a nice story to tell?

4 days ago

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Dec 29

Updated 4 days ago

Handyman?

Have any good reccos on a local handyman?

  • Justin long Names justin, I'm handy man. Live in Rogers park

    Hey there I currently work for a good handy man. Were local and were are available . 312-315-9430 ask for justin

  • Ravens Yes.I can fix that.

    Buenos tardes Benevides. I'm sure I can help. Have tools & time. Call me. Phone # 312-890-7558

4 days ago

Jan 14

Updated 4 days ago

Is The Houndry (dog daycare & boarding) still open? Moved?

We are frequent (though not so much in the last 2 months) customers of The Houndry for day care and sometimes boarding for our pup.I'm trying to schedule a daycare session this week and cannot get a hold of anyone at the office (no ring, just voicemail) and cannot find updates anywhere about whether there is something going on more than a temporary issue with their phone line. Any info is greatly appreciated! Totally in the dark and a bit worried since we had purchased some packages there and never got news from them that they were closing or officially moving.

  • So I just went by the Houndry and still no sign in the door but clearly they are packing up. I walked down Broadway near Dakin too and looked in the buildings for lease but I don't see any activity in them... If they are reopening over there it doesn't seem like it will be all that soon. Fingers crossed.

  • Thanks for the update, Kami! No new information on my end but let me know if you hear anything. Today I called the Houndry's follow up number that had been posted on the door and someone, I think, picked up and then hung up. So now sure what that's about but...weird.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

police chase ending on surf and sheridan

Does anyone know any details? A bunch of police suv's chased a silver suv down/up sheridan road, that ultimately crashed into the hydrant on surf street going the wrong way. Two people in the car were arrested. Looked pretty serious.

4 days ago

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5 days ago

‘Todavía no creo que no está conmigo': madre, tras accidente fatal

Rodríguez, residente en la cuadra 3900 N. Ashland Ave., continúa en estado crítico en el Centro Médico Advocate Illinois Masonic y el miércoles se le fijó una fianza $1 millón, reportó el diario Chicago Tribune.

5 days ago

Longtime Chicago DJ charged after fatal Lake Shore Drive crash

Rafael Rodriguez, 42, of the 3900 block of North Ashland Avenue, is charged with aggravated driving under the influence resulting in an accident causing death, a...

5 days ago

Recibe cargos por choque fatal

Rafael Rodríguez, residente en la cuadra 3900 N. Ashland Ave, fue acusado de un cargo de DUI agravado que ocasionó una muerte, de un delito...

5 days ago

Lakeview man charged after fatal Lake Shore Drive crash

Rafael Rodriguez, 42, of the 3900 block of North Ashland Avenue, is charged with aggravated driving under the infludence resulting in an accident causing death, a...

5 days ago

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6 days ago

Driver Charged In Fatal Rollover On Frozen Lagoon

Rodriguez, of the 3900 block of North Ashland, remained hospitalized at Illinois Masonic Medical Center Tuesday, police said.

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