8 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Broken Windows

Last night someone broken my car window. I notice several other cars around the area with broken car windows as well. If anyone saw this taking place and has a description of the person, please let me know.

2 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Management Broker for Bean-and-Co.

New to the site! Help me get started in the neighborhood, like to hear from old timers on how this site works. Fill me in. Looking forward to making great new connections.

Thanks,

Mark

  • Sighryn Roscoe resident

    Just take a scroll thru the site and you will get the gist of it.

5 hours ago

2 days ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Chuy Says NO to the Belmont Flyover!

Calling the proposed Flyover “an unnecessary expenditure of taxpayer funds that will generate little return on investment,” Chuy Garcia expressed his opposition to the Flyover.

Read more, and check out our website at:
http://stopbelmontflyover.com/2015/03/03/chuy-says-no-to-belmont-flyover/

A vote for Chuy Garcia is a vote to save Central Lakeview!

12 hours ago

Fight at Montrose and Ravenswood Friday evening

If anyone saw a guy on a bike being assaulted at Montrose and Ravenswood on 2/27/15, please contact me with any info you may have. Particularly interested in the license plate of the black sedan that fled the scene with the assailants. Thank you, -Concerned Neighbor

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26 hours ago

Doo wop, dining for a cause, Lyric's 'The Passenger'

...coiled-spring tension that the script demands. Through March 29. $43-$48. American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron St., 773-409-4125

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...something you want. March 7, 6:30 p.m. $50. Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, 2320 W. Chicago Ave.

...in musical history is underappreciated. March 9, 8 p.m. $30-$40. City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph St.

...fiance) that has stayed with me. March 9, 12, 15. $34-$244. Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, 312-827-5600

...d recommend Program A, with "Revelations" and "Odetta." Through March 15. $32-$107. Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Parkway, 800-982-2787

...create something bold and exciting. Through March 22. $58–$78. Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Ave., 312-595-5600

...10:30 p.m. show. March 13, 10:30 p.m. $43–$73. Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St.

...April 10, 7-11 p.m. $100. The Winter Garden at the Harold Washington Library, 400 S. State St.

2 days ago

Updated 38 hours ago

Rooftop Deck -Permit

Hello,

I'm interested in building a rooftop deck on top of a 3 unit condominium. Can anyone share any tips on the permit/inspection process?

Much appreciated

  • Buster, sorry, I wasn't trying to be obnoxious, just unsure how to answer your question without providing misleading data. As you can see in Dork's answer, the range is so wide (his look right to me), I'm not sure it's very useful.

  • Eblock10 Lakeview Resident

    Thanks for all the feedback! The home owners assistance program seems like a great place to start.

39 hours ago

World-class Montessori Preschool Coming Soon to Lincoln Square

Montessori Gifted Prep places a special emphasis on critical thinking, reasoning, problem solving and creativity. Montessori Gifted Prep preschool provides a caring, comprehensive, high-quality Montessori education to children ages 2 - 6 years old. Numerous unique services offered including extended hours of operation (6am - 8pm), personalized education, and ability to monitor your child during the day via internet. Onsite extracurricular activities include music lessons taught by Old Town School of Folk Music, French and Mandarin taught by Language Stars, and interactive science laboratory experiments taught by Mad Science of Chicago. Come learn more at our informational session on March 28, 2015 at 10 am. We are located at 4754 N Leavitt St, Chicago, IL

RSVP at www.montessorigiftedprep.org

3 days ago

Updated 42 hours ago

Salon/nail shop spaces for lease

I'm on the look out for salon & nail shop spaces for lease in Lakeview and Wicker. If anyone notices any available storefronts, or knows anyone looking to have someone take over their lease, contact me!

6 days ago

Updated 44 hours ago

  • Mr. Cullen established the theater and the restaurant. He had no health insurance when he had a costly stroke a few years ago. He's given immensely to theater as we know it in Chicago for decades. You can lose everything you build. This is a tragic story.

  • SPIRO 1983 sergeant 19

    Mr cullen sounded like a good man I didnt know him.

4 days ago

Updated 44 hours ago

Buyer looking for 4 bedroom home in Lakeview

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

  • Ashley Donat Real Estate Broker ashley@millerchicagorealesta...

    Email me at ashley@millerchicagorealestate.com! I have some options for you!!

  • The market is pretty tight right now but there are some options out there. Assuming you are looking for a single family home here is a summary of what is available by number of bedrooms and bathrooms: http://lucidrealty.com/homes-for-sale/Chicago_Lakeview/single_family_homes.php

    You might also want to check out working with a full service realtor that shares their commission with you. It can save you thousands of dollars.

  • Michael Bucktown Resident

    This "Airborn" fellow has posted very similar ads in Bucktown (looking for house in Bucktown) and Lincoln Park (looking for house in Lincoln Park) sections of EB too. Not sure what his or her agenda is, but surely finding a realtor in Chicago shouldn't be a problem. EB is not the right forum for this.

Feb 26

Updated 44 hours ago

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..

  • 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).

  • I may have a place for you... Lincoln Park, 3 bed, 2.1 bath, office, deck, city views, great light, updated, low assessments, concrete, pets ok, etc...

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Tea Collection Spring Shopping March 9-15 to Benefit Hamilton Elementary School

Alexander Hamilton Elementary School
MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Tea Collection spring shopping March 9-15 to benefit Hamilton! Hamilton will receive 20% back when you shop at teaschooldays.com (not teacollection.com) and enter the promo code SDS15HAMILTON. You get free shipping on these orders as a thank you from Tea Collection!

2 days ago

Chicago Street Photography Lakeview

Recent candid street shot

2 days ago

Slim Streets with Sneckdowns: We Could Reduce Road Infrastructure Wherever the Snow Sticks

| 1754 West Byron St. |

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Here are a few examples from my morning commute through Lakeview last week.  At Clark and Wellington the right hand turn area hugs the paved curb but left hand turns from Clark onto (one way) Wellington swing nearly a lane out from the curve.  Does that area need to be paved?

...into the one-way nature of the street.  Here’s an example of that at Eddy and Lakewood...

Feb 23

Updated 2 days ago

Thoughts on Bad Dog being Gone?

What are the thoughts on Bad Dog Tavern being shuttered?

  • 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.

  • Whoa nelly! Eating raw fish from a burger and fries bar? If you did that before I think you were really lucky.

2 days ago

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4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Old news?!?!

Has anybody else noticed that EveryBlock detectors are picking up articles from 2012-2013???

  • Shelly Lifelong suburbanite, now in South Lakeview.

    Jennifer, yep!

    L, yes.

  • Yes, I went to Uptown for news and there was news from 2012.

3 days ago

Feb 26

Updated 3 days ago

Recommendation for kitchen cabinets / granite countertops / painter

Hi, I have seen a few posts recently about general contractors and rehab, and although those recommendations may be adequate for what I am looking for, I thought I would post with exactly what I want done and see if anyone has a recommendation. I am looking to have the kitchen cabinets refinished/repainted (from brown to white), have granite countertops replaced (most are basic pieces but there is a large island with a sink, outlets, etc), and have about 2400...

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Hi, I have seen a few posts recently about general contractors and rehab, and although those recommendations may be adequate for what I am looking for, I thought I would post with exactly what I want done and see if anyone has a recommendation. I am looking to have the kitchen cabinets refinished/repainted (from brown to white), have granite countertops replaced (most are basic pieces but there is a large island with a sink, outlets, etc), and have about 2400 sq. ft. painted. On this same note, I am curious if anyone has any opinions on whether refinishing/painting cabinets white is worth it or if it is just better to get all new cabinets? The cabinets are about 6 years old and in good shape, I just like white kitchens.

For the painting, I prefer someone that can do everything themselves, such as preparing the space (moving/covering furniture, taking TVs off the walls and putting back on, etc.).

Perhaps the painting and recommendation for the kitchen upgrades would be different people altogether? Or maybe the painting walls and cabinets would be same person and granite someone else?

Feb 23

Updated 3 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!

  • Ed H. 5 year Lakeview resident

    What a great location, I cant believe that lot is still the way it is.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Blazes burning North Side businesses and bungalows, authorities suspect arsonists behind the trend

Firefighters arrived shortly to extinguish each of the often multiple blazes set on the 3900 block of N. Ravenswood, 4000 block of N. Damen, 1700 block of W. Irving Park Rd., 1900 block of...

...extinguish each of the often multiple blazes set on the 3900 block of N. Ravenswood, 4000 block of N. Damen, 1700 block of W. Irving Park Rd., 1900 block of W. Irving Park, 4000 block...

...multiple blazes set on the 3900 block of N. Ravenswood, 4000 block of N. Damen, 1700 block of W. Irving Park Rd., 1900 block of W. Irving Park, 4000 block of N. Hermitage, 750 block of W...

...of N. Ravenswood, 4000 block of N. Damen, 1700 block of W. Irving Park Rd., 1900 block of W. Irving Park, 4000 block of N. Hermitage, 750 block of W. Cornelia, the corner of W. Irving...

...N. Damen, 1700 block of W. Irving Park Rd., 1900 block of W. Irving Park, 4000 block of N. Hermitage, 750 block of W. Cornelia, the corner of W. Irving Park and N. Wolcott, and...

...Irving Park, 4000 block of N. Hermitage, 750 block of W. Cornelia, the corner of W. Irving Park and N. Wolcott, and the corner of N. Halsted St. and W. Cornelia, according to the Sun-Times...

...Center Square Journal that a fire started in the darkness inside an abandoned house at 1924 W. Larchmont burned the structure to the ground. The buildings at 1920 and 1928 W. Larchmont sustained...

...at 1924 W. Larchmont burned the structure to the ground. The buildings at 1920 and 1928 W. Larchmont sustained significant damage, too, according to CSJ. The morning following the fires the house at...

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The fires along 1600 Berwyn & Farragut.

...W. Irving Park Rd., 1900 block of W. Irving Park, 4000 block of N. Hermitage, 750 block of W. Cornelia, the corner of W. Irving Park and N. Wolcott, and the corner of N. Halsted...

...W. Cornelia, the corner of W. Irving Park and N. Wolcott, and the corner of N. Halsted St. and W. Cornelia, according to the Sun-Times report...

...June 15, just over a month after the night of 12, the owner at Haymaker, 5507 N. Clark, reported a trash can fire had been set in the alley behind his business. Arrin...

On August 8, a night-time conflagration swept over six garages in Andersonville at 1625 W. Berwyn, 1627 W. Berwyn, 1631 W. Berwyn, 1626 W. Farragut, 1628 W. Farragut and 1630 W...

...8, a night-time conflagration swept over six garages in Andersonville at 1625 W. Berwyn, 1627 W. Berwyn, 1631 W. Berwyn, 1626 W. Farragut, 1628 W. Farragut and 1630 W. Farragut. The CFD...

...time conflagration swept over six garages in Andersonville at 1625 W. Berwyn, 1627 W. Berwyn, 1631 W. Berwyn, 1626 W. Farragut, 1628 W. Farragut and 1630 W. Farragut. The CFD stated they believed...

...over six garages in Andersonville at 1625 W. Berwyn, 1627 W. Berwyn, 1631 W. Berwyn, 1626 W. Farragut, 1628 W. Farragut and 1630 W. Farragut. The CFD stated they believed the fires began...

...in Andersonville at 1625 W. Berwyn, 1627 W. Berwyn, 1631 W. Berwyn, 1626 W. Farragut, 1628 W. Farragut and 1630 W. Farragut. The CFD stated they believed the fires began around midnight. The...

...W. Berwyn, 1627 W. Berwyn, 1631 W. Berwyn, 1626 W. Farragut, 1628 W. Farragut and 1630 W. Farragut. The CFD stated they believed the fires began around midnight. The Chicago Tribune reported extensive...

  • WillyBeanz happy happy happy

    We call this an "EveryBlock burp". Sometimes it ingests some really old news from the dumpster, gets a little gassy, and burps up the old articles in one big blast. It's best to stand back, open a window, and let everything air out before moving on.

  • D R

    Thanks to everyone making note of the year of the articles.

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Fight at Montrose and Ravensqood Friday evening

If anyone saw a guy on a bike being assaulted at Montrose and Ravenswood on 2/27/15, please contact me with any info you may have. Particularly interested in the license plate of the black sedan that fled the scene with the assailants.

Thank you,
-Concerned Neighbor

4 days ago

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5 days 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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Feb 26

Updated 5 days 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.

Feb 26

Updated 5 days 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.

5 days ago

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6 days ago

Panic Films Photos posted 1 photo to Flickr:

6 days ago

6 days ago

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

Feb 26

Updated 6 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.

6 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.

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Feb 27

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Feb 26

Feb 17

Updated Feb 26

Newbie wants to know the necessity of 4WD/AWD?

I have three kids and I am trying to buy a family car possibly a mini Van. I am wondering if I need to buy a 4WD/AWD mini Van or will I be ok with a Front wheel drive/FWD mini Van?How important is AWD/4WD in the alleys in the north center area? My garage opens to an alley. I welcome your feedback.

  • Yes Shawn, I'm sure that the AWD and all-season tires contribute greatly to how well my Countryman handles in the snow/ice. So far I have not needed any assistance in getting out of my on-street parking spaces this season. I only recommend this car to people with no more than one child and it MUST have AWD!
    (I don't understand why anyone would buy an SUV/crossover without 4WD if they live in a snowy area.)

  • D R

    Also as an aside, as one of your key variables for your vehicle is the ability to fit three car seats across in the second row, take a look at the Combi Coccoro car seats. We have two in our sedan, with enough room between for an adult (sorry grandma) to sit in-between. We have placed a Britax inbetween as well.

    One of the Combi's selling points is that you can fit three of them across in a typical sedan.

    http://www.amazon.com/Combi-8220105A-Coccoro-Harness-Licorice/dp/B00IL5IN78

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