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4 hours ago

Van Stolen with Everything in it

Hey Guys,

On May 2nd, I was moving a bunch of stuff back home and I decided to stop by a friends place about 11 PM that night (Friday).

The Van, a Mercury Villager 1995 which was the vehicle I was driving, was parked on the corner of Lakeshore Drive and Brompton. It was full of my belongings including a Guitar, Amp and a bunch of sneakers. Because of the fact that I parked on lakeshore drive in front of...

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Hey Guys,

On May 2nd, I was moving a bunch of stuff back home and I decided to stop by a friends place about 11 PM that night (Friday).

The Van, a Mercury Villager 1995 which was the vehicle I was driving, was parked on the corner of Lakeshore Drive and Brompton. It was full of my belongings including a Guitar, Amp and a bunch of sneakers. Because of the fact that I parked on lakeshore drive in front of that condo building (Where my friend lives), I had a sense of security so I fell asleep. Unfortunately, I woke up the next day around 6AM to only walk outside and see that my Van was missing. I looked everywhere, checked every pound and had no luck what so ever. I was hoping that the city moved it so I waited at Recreation drive to see if my van would arrive and it didn't. Like an Idiot, I should've just went home and unloaded but after a long day of moving, I was done. Lesson Learned? Absolutely but if anyone could help with any leads, that would be greatly appreciated. Attached is a photo of the Van.

Be careful, Lakeview is starting to become a hot spot for shady business. I went to a few buildings to see if they saw anything and they all shared stories of auto thefts, break ins around that area.

5 hours ago

Christmas in August (almost Sept.)

I have 20 rolls of Christmas wrapping paper (mostly unopened) that I am never going to use. Does anyone need it? Or does anyone know of a charity or church group who might want it. Thanks!

27 hours ago

Updated 8 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.

39 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Great Cookies! - Cookies By Design - 1238 W. Belmont

Just want to point out a great little Lakeview business I have come across, "Cookies by Design". The make awesome cookies of every type size and taste. They have really impressive gifts for those who have a sweet tooth. Don't take my word for it, they have a five cookie sampler for $5 that is to "die for...". Its nice having these smaller stores take root in Lakeview and as residents we should do our best to support them. This...

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Just want to point out a great little Lakeview business I have come across, "Cookies by Design". The make awesome cookies of every type size and taste. They have really impressive gifts for those who have a sweet tooth. Don't take my word for it, they have a five cookie sampler for $5 that is to "die for...". Its nice having these smaller stores take root in Lakeview and as residents we should do our best to support them. This place is super clean, the cookies are great and the service friendly and fast.

This is my shameless plug of a local business but its honest. Try and stop by when you can. Its worth it. They are near Cooper's restaurant. across from the Wit Theater and Theatre 773.

Cookies by Design
1238 West Belmont
773-880-046
www.cookiesbydesign.com
Have a great Labor Day weekend.

  • By my count they have stores in 34 states.

  • SpamAlert Spamophobic

    So every neighborhood business that is owned by a local franchisee is, by definition, not worthy of being considered a local business? Tough crowd.

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Logan Square's House & Garden Walk- Sept 13th- Interior Tours Available!

The Logan Square Preservation 2014 House and Garden Walk is on Saturday September 13th! Interior tours of Logan Square's turn-of-the-century homes mansions available for view between the hours of 10AM-5PM. Get your tickets today online at www.logansquarepreservation.org or this Sunday at the Logan Square Farmer's Market!

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2 days ago

Updated 44 hours ago

Salon looking for employee or booth rental

New in Northcenter is looking for a driven stylist with clientele, who is willing to build themselves up further. Commission based that will increase over time. We are also open to the idea of chair rental if you’re looking to work for yourself and just need a comfortable, supportive environment.

We carry cruelty free and some vegan products. We use Keune color. Currently we have Verb and Colorproof styling and retail products.

Conveniently located off Irving and Damen, two major...

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New in Northcenter is looking for a driven stylist with clientele, who is willing to build themselves up further. Commission based that will increase over time. We are also open to the idea of chair rental if you’re looking to work for yourself and just need a comfortable, supportive environment.

We carry cruelty free and some vegan products. We use Keune color. Currently we have Verb and Colorproof styling and retail products.

Conveniently located off Irving and Damen, two major bus lines, and a quarter block from the Irving Park brown line. There is metered parking out front on Irving and non metered / non permit parking on surrounding streets. We are on a busy strip with several friendly businesses that only contribute to our great walking traffic

You can contact us if you would like more information.
Jackie or Linda
BadWolfSalon@gmail.com
773-857-2610

  • robin in WRP Tired and Cranky

    I'm fairly certain that "help wanted" ads are allowed, as are announcements about new businesses. When in doubt, contact Everyblock

  • I don't see a problem. Thanks for sharing!

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Aug 05

Updated 2 days ago

Bikes Stolen from Closed Garage!

Hello all, Mine and my husband's bikes were stolen last night from our closed/locked, private garage which opens to alley. We've filed a police report, listed it on chicago.stolenbike.org, bikeindex.org, and posted to FB, Twitter, Find Stolen Bikes (Chicago), SBR Chicago.
New Men's Cannondale Synapse 6 Tiagra 2013 Black Road Bike (black frame, white lettering, drop handlebars, clipless pedals, front/rear LED lights)
Women's Trek 7.5 FX WSD 2010 Satin Cherry Red Hybrid Bike (red frame, white lettering, flat handlebars, rear fender only, front/rear LED lights, bell on left handle, missing wheel reflectors)
Please keep an eye out for these two bikes and message me with news/advice! Thank you so much!

  • Bike thefts seem to be picking up (or at least getting more brazen) in the neighborhood - my Fuji SL1 Pro (red/black/white) was stolen on 8/8 from behind a locked gate in our back ally (Surf & Broadway). More than 1 person must have been involved to jump the gate...

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    Bike thefts seem to be picking up (or at least getting more brazen) in the neighborhood - my Fuji SL1 Pro (red/black/white) was stolen on 8/8 from behind a locked gate in our back ally (Surf & Broadway). More than 1 person must have been involved to jump the gate and lift the bike up and over it. The bike is never parked there and was stolen between 9 PM and 9 AM friday night - someone was clearly out looking for items to steal - with flashlights looking into locked and gated areas. I filed a police report, stolen bike registry (local and national), etc. I wish the police had the ability to pay more attention to bike thefts - this bike was worth more than what I sold my past used car for. It's grand theft. It also seems to go with the broken windows theory... if they can get away with bike thefts or car breakins on a regular basis, what's next?

  • Deb

    We have had our bikes and our kids bikes stolen a few times. We now lock our bikes inside our garage. It was a bit of a hassle installing a bike rack into the wall of our garage and it's a pain to have to lock our bike each time we use it but we've gone a couple years now without our bikes being stolen.

2 days ago

Our Green City: The Green Legacy of the Burnham Plan

moss | 1754 West Byron Street | Chicago, Illinois 60613 | 773.857.5533 | site hosted by 100% solar energy

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

So, what's going happening on Waveland and Sheffield outside Wrigley?

Last week, they put up barricades along the sidewalks on the west side of Sheffield and the south side of Waveland. And they took out a lane of parking on both streets, too, redrawing lanes for vehicular traffic. The "no parking" signs posted only go through Sept. 30.

Anybody have any idea what's going on here?

  • God, I hope that as customers of those utilities we won't be the ones footing the bill for this work. This cost better be paid for by the Cubs.

  • Robert Rohdenburg Affordable Housing Activist for ONE Northside

    FROM:http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-utility-work-to-begin-outside-wrigley-field-20140827-story.html
    Utility work to begin outside Wrigley Field

    August 27, 2014, 1:11 PM

    The Chicago Cubs said Tuesday that the City of Chicago and utility companies have begun work outside Wrigley Field in preparation for the stadium’s renovation..

    Sheffield Avenue will be closed from Thursday to Sunday for excavation and...

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    FROM:http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-utility-work-to-begin-outside-wrigley-field-20140827-story.html
    Utility work to begin outside Wrigley Field

    August 27, 2014, 1:11 PM

    The Chicago Cubs said Tuesday that the City of Chicago and utility companies have begun work outside Wrigley Field in preparation for the stadium’s renovation..

    Sheffield Avenue will be closed from Thursday to Sunday for excavation and an installation of a new water main. On game days next month, the parkway on the east side of the street and one lane of traffic will be closed starting at 8 a.m. until two hours prior to the start of the game. The same closure rules apply when Wrigley Field hosts a concert on Sept. 13.

    The work will include the relocation of underground water, sewer and gas lines. The team said the utility companies don’t anticipate any major service disruptions.

    The Cubs have said they plan to begin work on expanding the bleachers after the season ends.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Chicago Market Information Session: Saturday!

Chicago Market, a brand new community-owned food co-op forming on the North Side of Chicago, is holding an information session on Saturday, August 30 at Sulzer Library at 4455 N Lincoln Ave from 9.00 - 10.30 am.

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-august-30.

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Chicago Market's #1000in100 Campaign for 1,000 Owners in 100 days is booming. We now have a remarkable 380 Owners!

For...

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Chicago Market, a brand new community-owned food co-op forming on the North Side of Chicago, is holding an information session on Saturday, August 30 at Sulzer Library at 4455 N Lincoln Ave from 9.00 - 10.30 am.

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-august-30.

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Chicago Market's #1000in100 Campaign for 1,000 Owners in 100 days is booming. We now have a remarkable 380 Owners!

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

Become a Founding Owner at www.chicagomarket.coop/join

We would like to thank the Chicago community for your ongoing support in our #1000in100 campaign to recruit 1,000 Owners in 100 days.

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

  • Do you have any more community sessions coming up in the Rave/Up/And/Edge area? Thanks!

  • Greg Berlowitz Chicago Market - A Community Co-op

    Hi there,

    We do! We will be at the Edgewater Library on September 6 at 9.30 am. You can RSVP at http://www.chicagomarket.coop/info-session-september-6.

    We'll also be holding information sessions at the Swedish American Museum in Andersonville on September 18 and 20. We don't have RSVP pages ready for that yet, but will soon.

    Thanks for your interest!

    Greg

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3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Bunny on the loose

I saw what is believed to be a domestic rabbit in the Ravenswood alley between Grace and Waveland last night around 8:00 P.M.. He was slightly closer to Waveland cruising around the trash and recycle bins. He was a caramel/butterscotch color. Please be on the lookout and help get to safety at Red Door Animal Shelter.

  • There are rabbits all over the place

    I see them more often than squirrels these days

  • LJA Paulina Neighbor

    Thanks Louise! Being a bunny owner myself I know how ignorant some people are when they adopt one thinking they are an "easy" pet and when they find out they need as much attention as other pets they think they can just let them loose. I adopted a rabbit form...

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    Thanks Louise! Being a bunny owner myself I know how ignorant some people are when they adopt one thinking they are an "easy" pet and when they find out they need as much attention as other pets they think they can just let them loose. I adopted a rabbit form Red Door Animal Shelter that the sanitation dept had found in the garbage. There is a very big difference between those you'll find in the wild and those that were breed to be pets so as Louise said if can capture safely the Red Door will take the poor thing!

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Lots of positive change coming to Lake View High School....

Lots of community support coalescing around the school....

http://eepurl.com/0Zz1X

  • "You are absolutely right! Everyone is getting behind the new principal.

    On Saturday, August 23rd, about 70 people; neighbors, parents, grandparents, teachers, students, community members (including a dozen from Graceland West, the immediate neighborhood) and leaders from several other neighborhood organizations, the LVHS LSC, Alderman Pawar and others joined Principal...

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    "You are absolutely right! Everyone is getting behind the new principal.

    On Saturday, August 23rd, about 70 people; neighbors, parents, grandparents, teachers, students, community members (including a dozen from Graceland West, the immediate neighborhood) and leaders from several other neighborhood organizations, the LVHS LSC, Alderman Pawar and others joined Principal Scott Grens for the Lake View High School Beautification Day. Rep. Ann Williams and Friends of Ameya Pawar (PAC) donated the paint. Lake View Partners, the newly launched non-profit to support Lake View and Grow 47, Alderman Pawar's initiative for schools sponsored the event.

    Volunteers were organized into small teams and then painted the interior front entrance, library and several other rooms, moved in new equipment and furniture, cleaned all the lockers, removed any remaining tape left over from the prior school year, washed windows, moved landscaping stones and more. There were about 20 major projects. The school was already gleaming when volunteers started and the finishing touches just made everything even more welcoming for students, faculty and administrators.

    Everyone, students, faculty, staff, neighbors, elected officials worked together for four hours then met up for lunch. Great effort. Great results. Great community teamwork.

    A BIG THANKS to everyone who helped.

    Thanks also to those who participated in the LVHS Architectural Tour on August 3rd".

3 days ago

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Jul 19

Updated 3 days ago

Dr. Olivia Forys

I got a letter saying that my GP, Dr. Olivia Forys, is leaving her practice with Rush. I'd really like to keep her as my doctor, but the letter didn't say where she is going (if anywhere in Chicago). If anyone has information, it would be much appreciated. I certainly hope she's doing OK.

  • robin in WRP Tired and Cranky

    Her contract probably prevents her from sharing this information. I would wait a couple of months, then check HealthGrades for updated office informaion

  • Thanks, Robin!

  • She ended up at
    NorthShore Medical Group - Des Plaines
    9301 Golf Rd. Suite 302
    Des Plaines, IL 60016
    847.296.8151

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5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Flooding in Garden unit

Hi neighbors,

I recently moved to the area in a garden apartment. I've been experiencing consistent flooding when the rains get really sudden and strong like they have been typically this season. Wondering if any other garden units in the area are having the same experience or if there is a problem with our specific drain nearby...any thoughts or advice appreciated!

  • Budlong Woods neighbor Chicago girl for life

    Unfortunately depending on where you live it could be a common thing. There have been various issues over the years because of the rain stoppers the city installed, the big dig project and river overflowing. As a general rule of thumb, I would never rent or buy a garden apartment in the city for that reason. Flooding is not covered by the insurance companies.

  • The City has restructured the sewers to keep rainwater on the ground in order to keep the system from backflowing raw sewage. This is coinciding with what appears to be an unexpected bit of local climate change, in the form of massive amounts of rain pouring down monsoon-style, instead of...

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    The City has restructured the sewers to keep rainwater on the ground in order to keep the system from backflowing raw sewage. This is coinciding with what appears to be an unexpected bit of local climate change, in the form of massive amounts of rain pouring down monsoon-style, instead of the slow and steady rain we've been used to here. And in a perfect-storm sort of way, at least in this area, this has also coincided with McMansion after McMansion paving over any and every bit of open ground available, so natural drainage is at an all-time minimum. (Have you noticed the massive street floods at every corner lately?) The water has to go somewhere.

    Yeah, I wouldn't be renting any below-ground living space, and I'd get all your stuff in the basement up off the ground to keep it from getting water-damaged. Just in case.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Ribfest featured on Food network tonight

Saw a promo for a Food Network show that features Ribfest. It's on Tonight (monday, aug 25th) at 9:30, "Eating America with Anthony Anderson". I assume it's our Ribfest since I could see my building in the background.
I also saw on DNAinfo that Bartoli's will be featured on the Cooking channel's, "Bite This with Nadia G." tonight at 8:30.
North Center representing!
http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140825/roscoe-village/bartolis-pizzeria-host-viewing-party-for-cooking-channel-appearance

  • To me, asking where you grew up (ie. in the past), I think it's fine to generalize. Or if she said "here", that means anywhere in Chicagoland to me. It threw me because the woman was almost rude about it. No need for that. You're right though...New Yorkers are pretty snooty about the B&T crowd.

  • I had a friend who used to tell everyone he was from the south side of Chicago, and by south side he meant Hammond, Indiana. C'mon.

4 days ago

How Green Is Our City: Chicago’s Urban Green Space

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6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Spanish conversation through cinema

¡Hola!

As my summer Spanish conversation class comes to an end, I would like to inform you of my next session for this fall: SPANISH CONVERSATION THROUGH CINEMA. We will be using a few Spanish/ Hispanic/ Latin American movies as point of departure to improve conversation (all levels). I am excited!

If you are too, let me know.

Details:
8-week session/$275
1.5 hours/Wednesday evenings
In other words: 12 hours/session = $23/hour
17 September - 5 November (To be confirmed)

We meet Wednesday evenings at Pizzeria Serio in Lakeview, 7 to 8:30 pm, although sometimes we have class in different venues (park, another restaurant, etc.)

Cordialmente,

María Luisa
www.conmarialuisa.com
www.facebook.com/conmarialuisa

Aug 17

Updated 4 days ago

Volunteer work

Hi all! I recently moved to the Lakeview area and now that I'm settled I'm looking to do some volunteer work. Anyone know of any volunteer work/mentoring programs working with at-risk youth or young girls? I'm currently a teacher, therefore need something in the early evening. Thanks!

  • Midtown Educational Foundation has girls mentoring programs after school/work. http://www.midtown-metro.org/metro/

  • Paul Obbagy Volunteer Coordinator, Refugee Programs

    Hello! I happened to see your message and thought I'd reach out. I'm a Volunteer Coordinator for a refugee resettlement agency in Ravenswood (not too far from Lakeview), and we have a number of volunteer programs that might fit you, including tutoring and mentoring programs. If you'd like me to...

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    Hello! I happened to see your message and thought I'd reach out. I'm a Volunteer Coordinator for a refugee resettlement agency in Ravenswood (not too far from Lakeview), and we have a number of volunteer programs that might fit you, including tutoring and mentoring programs. If you'd like me to send you the full descriptions, just shoot me an email by going to my profile (click on my name) and go to "Send Email" on the right side of my profile, and I'll be sure to send you more info!

    This is, of course, also open to anyone else that may be looking for volunteer opportunities!

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Aug 23

Updated 4 days ago

Found Grey and White Cat Irving/Damen

Female. Not chipped. Friendly. Let me know if you recognize her, she misses her family!

  • The cat has been around for a few weeks. The woman who found her is trying to find her owner but so far no luck.

  • put it back in the streets and it will probably walk back home.. cats usually leave the house and wonder and return home.. i noticed..

Jul 23

Updated 4 days ago

Fight Outside of G & L Fire Escape?

Does anyone know anything about this? It happend the weekend of the 11th or the 18th

5 days ago

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Oct 16 2011

Updated 5 days ago

XIPPO (Bar @ Damen/Grace) - Noise Out of Control!

These Xippo patrons are out of control. I can hear them coming a block away, then they congregate....And get louder and louder. I've called the police but of course they're gone by the time/if they show. Plan on letting the alderman know about it.

  • Thanks for the heads up, Kevin. I never even noticed the sign changed back to Xippo until you posted (I live across the street from the bar). They 'appear' to have closed up shop for the past year with the exception of the occasional paint and wine party. It's been blessedly quiet ever since and it's been a joy. I hope this isn't a sign that their loud, obnoxious Eurotrash dance parties will resume and once again destroy our neighborhood's peace and quiet.

  • Wow I didn't know EB brought back the old posts too.
    Still a few drunks passing through, but it's much better now that Xippo is gone.

5 days ago

Aug 04

Updated 5 days ago

Loud bang in West Lakeview/NorthCenter

Heard a loud bang (not fireworks) at 1:50 am Sunday night. Sounded like a shotgun or explosion. Anyone else hear it? We are near Ashland and Irving Park.

Apr 15 2012

Updated 5 days ago

Hawthorne School - Field

Does anyone know if there are groups or organizations that are allowed to reserve the entire field next to the school? We were there playing with our children a few weekends ago when a huge group of people playing soccer completely overtook the entire field and essentially pushed us out.

  • Alex D Resident since 2009

    There are city leagues that have the field reserved for games on some nights. Also youth leagues during the day on some weekends.

  • Frank T. Teacher in Lakeview

    I coach for a school, and we have permits on us at all times in case there's a conflict.

  • I was wondering who you can contact to make a reservation or see the schedule?

Aug 22

Updated 5 days ago

Malnatis Open This Winter

Per Pawar's weekly email, final permits coming soon. They expect to open this winter. I'll take that bet right now.

  • CJL ...

    Nah, not without there actually being a permit posted. But from the commencement of underground work, to completion? You really think that can't be done in 5 months?

    Of course, the whole situation reinforces the view that it's impossible for a business to get things done in Chicago--if a large-ish,...

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    Nah, not without there actually being a permit posted. But from the commencement of underground work, to completion? You really think that can't be done in 5 months?

    Of course, the whole situation reinforces the view that it's impossible for a business to get things done in Chicago--if a large-ish, local, business like Malanti's can't get things to happen, then who can?

    But then, it's also possible that they like to do a single project at a time, and while the Oak Park Malnati's opened basically on time, the West Loop one (where Ina's was) appears to be a bit behind schedule. So that might be the main delay.

    In any case, barring acts of god, or too many plane shadows cracking the slab, there's no reason that they can't go from actively starting underground utility work to open in 150 days.

  • I hope I lose my bet.

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