2 days ago

Updated 3 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..

  • William Walker Robinson Jr. REMAX Edge - Broker

    Love 800 Cornelia but no penthouses on the market....if you know someone looking to sell please have them call or email me; this would be a prefect building 773-425-0881 walker@robinsonprop.com

  • I just e-mailed the condo board president and a former board president there to see if there's anything known to be coming available, feel free to message me directly.

47 hours ago

Updated 4 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.

2 days ago

Updated 4 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.

2 days ago

Updated 4 hours 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?

  • For painters Lookswell does an excellent job. Not the cheapest, but worth the cost for a job well done

  • Granite is on its way out. Look at the new houses on the north shore.just a tip

23 hours ago

Updated 7 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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15 hours ago

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28 hours 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

2 days ago

Updated 28 hours 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.

30 hours 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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4 days ago

Updated 32 hours ago

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.

39 hours ago

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46 hours ago

Feb 17

Updated 2 days ago

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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2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

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.

2 days ago

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Missing campaign signs

Someone took the two campaign signs off our front lawn as well as our neighbors, very odd.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Not odd, just standard Chicago politics

  • Who were the signs for?

  • Before or after the polls closed? If it was after, please let me know who the signs were for, I'm voting for him/her next time. I'm sick of all the campaign trash that candidates leave all over the neighborhood, especially outside polling places and around the el stops, and never bother to police up.

5 days ago

Updated 2 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!

5 days ago

Updated 2 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.

2 days ago

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Butt of your joke?

While you may think it funny to deposit cigarette butts on someone's stoop, I find it tragic. Neither my wife nor I smoke and we don't appreciate the deposit of cigarette butts made on our front porch. Please kindly make a timely withdrawal. Oh, and an apology might be warranted on this one.

  • Teamharman Back from the sunny south

    Again, it was a specific act of someone (one of my wonderful neighbors) collecting butts and placing them on my stoop as if my wife and I were their long lost owners. I'm passive aggressively shaming them here as I don't know who the culprit(s) was/were. Neither my wife nor I smoke.

  • Oh, I miss understood. That's just wrong!

4 days ago

Updated 3 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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5 days ago

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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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4 days ago

Here's What's Happening in Chicago Culture This Week

February 28: Red Bud, a cringeworthy dramedy about a group of 40-somethings trying to salvage their friendship on a motocross getaway. Signal Ensemble Theatre (1802 W. Berenice)

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Chicago’s largest online record store has finally opened IRL at 1272 N. Milwaukee. The 2,800-square-foot shop in Wicker Park’s 826CHI building boasts more than...

February 26: Dunsinane, David Greig’s imagined Macbeth sequel featuring members of the National Theatre of Scotland and Royal Shakespeare Company. Chicago Shakespeare Theater (800 E. Grand)

February 26: Four, Christopher Shinn’s lusty summertime drama. Jackalope Theatre at Broadway Armory Park (5917 N. Broadway)

Open Now: Marie Antoinette, David Adjmi’s hyper-modern take on the young French queen’s tale. Steppenwolf Theatre (1650 N. Halsted)

Open Now: Really Really, which features a group of jaded undergrads reconstructing a party turned violent. Interrobang at the Athenaeum (1936 N. Southport)

Open Now: Boeing Boeing, in which a man’s three fiancees—all flight attendants—end up in the same place at the same time. Mary’s Attic (Hamburger Mary’s, 5400 N. Clark)

Open Now Endgame: Beckett’s classic through the eyes of Halena Kays, who served as the Hypocrites’ artistic director during founder Sean Graney’s recently ended three-year hiatus. The Hypocrites at Den Theatre (1329–1333 N. Milwaukee)

Open Now: The Real World: Space Edition—set in 2153 and likely 2153 times funnier than the actual filmed-in-Chicago Real World currently airing. Public House Theatre (3914 N. Clark)

Open Now: The Trial of Moses “Fleetwood” Walker, a look at the first-ever black baseball player’s 1891 murder trial. Black Ensemble Theater (4450 N. Clark)

Open Now: First Date, which sets two hopelessly mismatched singles together just in time for Valentine’s Day. Royal George Theatre (1641 N. Halsted)

Open Now: Ordinary Days: New Yorkers prod their neuroses in song. Heartland Studio Theatre (7016 N. Glenwood)

Open Now: Game of Thongs: A Game of Thrones Burlesque. Breasteros. Yep. Gorilla Tango Theatre (1919 N. Milwaukee)

Open Now: Cold, in which two near-shut-ins fumble their way into a relationship. Dream Theater Company (5026 N. Lincoln)

Open Now: Samsara, a snapshot of modern parenthood through the lens of surrogacy. Victory Gardens Theater (2433 N. Lincoln)

Open Now: Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, the Other Theatre Company’s inaugural show, which focuses on the 1992 LA race riots. Chopin Theatre (1543 W. Division)

Open Now: Fur Elites, a parlor musical about a boy surrounded by nutters in the fur shop where he works. Annoyance Theatre & Bar (851 W. Belmont)

Open Now: Barely Committed to Three Dimensions, abstract paintings by Rebecca Shore. Corbett vs. Dempsey (1120 N. Ashland, 3rd Floor)

Open Now: Sondheim on Sondheim, a musical revue of the maestro’s best work. Porchlight Music Theatre at Stage 773 (1225 W. Belmont)

February 26: Women, Gender Roles, and Work, photos by Jacqueline Battalora and Diana Vallera of women working jobs in male-dominated industries. Women Made Gallery (685 N. Milwaukee)

February 27: Bike Winter Art Show, Critical Mass’s 18th toast to all things two-wheeled. Genesis Art Supply (2525 N. Elston)

February 28: The Rose Tattoo, Tennessee Williams’s love play to the world. Shattered Globe at Theater Wit (1229 W. Belmont)

February 28: Magnificence of the 3, 6 and 9, solo work by multimedia artist Christopher Ottinger, who’ll give an art talk at 4 p.m. February 28. Bert Green Fine Art (8 S. Michigan)

February 28: Outliers, experimental work by Johanna Bock, Erica Bohm, Natalia Cacchiarelli, Gustavo Díaz, Susan Giles, Adam Gondek, Larassa Kabel, Jeroen Nelemans, Michelle Prazak, and Missy Weimer. The Mission (1431 W. Chicago)

February 28: The Story of Art, colored pencil and ink on paper by Ellen Roth Deutsch. Arc Gallery (2156 N. Damen)

February 28: This Is a Present From a Small, Distant World, black and white photos soundtracked by Judd Greenstein, Nadia Sirota, and Son Lux. Rhona Hoffman Gallery (118 N. Peoria)

March 1: Rhinofest, the 26th annual fringe festival. See a full schedule here. Prop Thtr (3502 N. Elston)

March 1: Naked and Not Afraid, a group toast to the human figure. Jackson Junge Gallery (1389 N. Milwaukee)

5 days ago

Updated 4 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!

Feb 20

Updated 4 days ago

Theater events: ‘Princess and the Pea' opens at Marriott

...Previews begin Friday, Feb. 20, at 1909 W. Byron St., Chicago, for American Theater Company's premiere of the revised version of "The Royale," by...

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...Cotovsky and Darci Nalepa. The show opens Thursday, Feb. 26, at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. (773) 404-7336 or americanbluestheater.com...

...Cherry Productions in association with Glitterati Productions. Previews begin Friday, Feb. 20, at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. The show opens Thursday, Feb. 26. See theaterwit.org...

...in their unhappy home post-apocalypse. Previews begin Friday, Feb. 20, at the Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. Ensemble members Kurt Ehrman and Donna Mcgough appear with Brian Shaw and Sean Sineski...

...Ensemble presents the world premiere, which begins previews Friday, Feb. 20, at The Blue Theatre, 1609 W. Gregory Ave., Chicago. The show opens Feb. 28. (312) 458-0895 or questensemble.org...

...storefront theaters performing in repertory -- begins Friday, Feb. 20, at the company's Garage Theatre, 1624 N. Halsted St., Chicago. Single tickets are $20; a festival pass is $45. Performances continue through April 26...

...in all-day performances on Saturday and Sunday) beginning Friday, Feb. 20, at Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St., Chicago. House artistic director Nathan Allen directs the plays, which he co-wrote with Chris...

...did anything at all. Performances begin Friday, Feb. 20, at Collaboraction, Flat Iron Arts Building, 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. Admission is pay-what-you-can. See honesttheatre.com...

• "Olio!" -- a combination scripted play and improv show hosted by Phil Meister -- opens at 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at The Annoyance theatre, 851 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. (773) 697-9693 or theannoyance.com.

...The Maniac who plans to kill himself on stage. Performances begin Saturday, Feb. 21, at 1044 W. Bryn Mawr, Chicago. See theorchardtheatre.com...

...s Theatre's interactive performance for children with autism, runs at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E. Randolph St., Chicago, from Saturday, Feb. 21, through March 4. The story centers on several birds who...

...Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St., Chicago, presents a staged workshop production of Chicago Dramatists playwright Susan Lieberman's "Netta at...

...eight international plays, continues at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, with "The Walruses," a Cuban play by Laura Liz Gil Echenique, about a couple...

...m. Monday, Feb. 23, at Loyola's Mundelein Center for the Fine and Performing Arts, 1020 W. Sheridan Road, 4th floor, Chicago. Featured works include Isaac Gomez's play "The Women of Juarez;" Juan...

...Chicago for a limited run beginning Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the Bank of America Theatre, 18 W. Monroe St., Chicago. (800) 775-2000 or broadwayinchicago.com...

...whose work sparks a debate about where art belongs. Performances begin Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 1650 N. Halsted St., Chicago. (312) 335-1650 or steppenwolf.org...

...of the musical "Wonderful Town," from Wednesday through Saturday, Feb. 25-28, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. Supporters bid on roles in the Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden-Adolph Green musical about...

...never knew. Previews for The Gift Theatre's world premiere begin Thursday, Feb. 26, at 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. The show, directed by Fox Valley Repertory artistic director John Gawlik, opens March 5...

...comes up against Macbeth's widow, Gruach. The show opens Feb. 28 at Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Ave., Chicago. (312) 595-5600 or chicagoshakes.com...

...of the new musical "The Book of Merman" will transfer to the Apollo Theater Studio, 2540 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, on Thursday, Feb. 26. A parody (of sorts) by Leo Schwartz, the musical centers...

  • Karl JP Retired from Jefferson's Park.

    Jerry Morrison the SEIU's CHIPOLCON discovered the Giant Peach was grown at James the 1%er's non-UFW orchard. It's obvious that the purpose of his post is to rally the masses to forcibly confiscate James' property & send him to the gulag. The orchard, & the Giant Peach will be a Gift to the proletariat.

  • Karl,
    Do you now understand what watching Fox does to your mind?

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5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

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.

4 days ago

Feb 18

Updated 4 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 4 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.

5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Fast taco/burrito

Anybody know why it's all boarded up?

  • Io Octopus

    I think another post said there was a fire?

  • Shelly Lifelong suburbanite, now in South Lakeview.

    There was a bad fire late last week around 11:30 in the morning..

5 days ago

Updated 5 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.

Feb 21

Updated 5 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.

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Alley snow removal...

so today, I notice a fellow with a small front-end loader come cruising down the Leavitt alley between Waveland and Addison. I try to stop him and hand him some cash to do my alley (Hamilton, same stretch). But we had a language barrier.

Then it hit me. Someone on this board must be paying for this service.

Any recommendations for snow removal, this late in the season? Or, for next? I think our alley will pitch in for this type of service next year.

Thanks in advance.

  • SixtyTwoPercentWater Neighborhood Blogger

    Thanks all. I think the reality is that we will need someone to push it north onto Waveland and into a waiting truck or something. Our alley seems to be snow-locked but for SUVs.

  • Aimzer North Center mama bear for 10 years and counting.

    Our alley is working on coordinating something for next year - someone on the block has an inside scoop. I'll see if I can get info.

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