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Man charged with failing to reveal he had HIV to partner

Hallam was arrested at 11:56 a.m. Thursday in the 3900 block of North Ravenswood Avenue

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Anthony Hallam, of the 600 block of Oakdale Avenue, was charged with criminal transmission of HIV from engaging in intimate contact with a male partner without using a condom.

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New to Lakeview/Chicago. Looking to meet new people/friends

Hey! I'm 24 and new to the area. I moved from Ohio. I am wonderig if there are any groups in the area related to coffee/wine/book clubs? Also just looking to meet new people and friends. Thanks!

  • When I moved to Chicago, I made a lot of friends by taking classes at The Old Town School of Folk Music. It's in Lincoln Square, not Lakeview, but it's pretty close. You can learn to play practically any instrument you might be interested in or you can take a...

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    When I moved to Chicago, I made a lot of friends by taking classes at The Old Town School of Folk Music. It's in Lincoln Square, not Lakeview, but it's pretty close. You can learn to play practically any instrument you might be interested in or you can take a dance class. They teach in a group setting so it's easy to meet people.

    http://www.oldtownschool.org

    Or if that isn't your thing, you can take an art class at Lillstreet, in Ravenswood. They have all sorts of classes ranging from traditional painting, to pottery, to metalwork. Also a great way to meet like minded people.

    http://lillstreet.com

  • Hope, Lakeview I live in a condo in the north Lakeview area

    Definitely check out meet up groups

4 days ago

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Gang banger-north center-Larchmont

Gang banger guy -baggy pants hanging off and a black hoodie and he lives on the block of Larchmont! Lots of activity in the alley behind Larchmont extremely suspicious

21 hours ago

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New Streetlights

Just installed on Greenview. I think they chose a fixture that allows too much light and glare to be undirected and so spills horizontal (Everyone's windows and eyes). Rather they should have chosen a lamp that directs the light to the ground. Also I am praying that they will paint the bright shining aluminum. The City has made so many good choices in the past regarding public fixtures. Retro and period street lamps painted monochromatic dark greens. Someone blew this one.)

  • Sounds like the same ones we have in Francisco. Other then the shiny metal, I like them. We have one right in front of our house. It's nice for the kids playing out front as the sun goes down. Also, the fact that we actually have street lights for the sidewalks instead of just the streets is awesome. Like that for my wife and children walking down the street in the evening.

  • Bob

    In the past, a neighbor was able to get the City to block some of the light with a piece of metal sheeting placed inside the light globe fixture.

2 days ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Excel 2013 class - free or paid. Recommendations?

I'm looking for someplace in Chicago, between Lakeview and downtown, to learn about Excel 2013. I want a live instructor, not a virtual one. I've looked and found several paid options. I fully expect to pay but would like a recommendation if anyone has one. Thank you.

  • @ Gregory - Thank you very much for posting. Looks like I just missed the Excel classes for this season but I imagine there will be another set next year.

  • I've been using Excel (and other spreadsheet applications) for over 25 years and am quite knowledgeable, hence my coworkers over the years often asking for my assistance. I know you said you wanted tutorials with an actual person, but this might help in the meantime. I've found a website with really good (and free) lessons on how to use Excel (and Word) and found it to be as good resource for beginner and intermediate users to reference.

    http://www.gcflearnfree.org/excel2013

2 days ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Help preserve the monarchs

Help sustain the dwindling monarch butterfly population by planting a few milkweed seeds in your garden or in any open ground near you (e.g., vacant lots, along the train tracks, in community gardens). The widespread agricultural use of herbicides that kill plants like milkweed has had a devastating impact on the monarch population, since milkweed is the only plant the monarch larvae feed on.
I will place a box of seed pods on my parkway garden at 1231 W. Addison,...

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Help sustain the dwindling monarch butterfly population by planting a few milkweed seeds in your garden or in any open ground near you (e.g., vacant lots, along the train tracks, in community gardens). The widespread agricultural use of herbicides that kill plants like milkweed has had a devastating impact on the monarch population, since milkweed is the only plant the monarch larvae feed on.
I will place a box of seed pods on my parkway garden at 1231 W. Addison, so help yourself to a few seeds. The large seed pods are for the common milkweed that gets about 3 feet tall and has fragrant pink flowers, while the small dark pods are from butterfly weed, another type of milkweed that has orange flowers and gets about 2 feet tall.
Conservationists are calling for a nationwide campaign to save the monarch--you can be a part of this effort. It's a great project for kids, too. Read more at http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-monarch-butterfly-herbicide-kennedy-perspec-102-20141021-story.html

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Two kid booster seats in good condition

Free for the taking. Would prefer these go to a needy family (not a reseller) - though I cannot control that I understand. If you have anyone that may need booster seats, I would love to donate them.

3 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Deciphering gang graffiti

On my morning walk I noticed a lot of stickers around Belmont Harbor containing an X and the letters S H I T in each of the four quadrants. Some were more elaborate and some were very simple. Most seem to be located near other graffiti. In one case, the sticker contained the dates Oct. 23, Oct. 24, Oct. 25 and Oct. 26. Anyone have any insights? (And yes, I reported the graffiti to the city.)

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On my morning walk I noticed a lot of stickers around Belmont Harbor containing an X and the letters S H I T in each of the four quadrants. Some were more elaborate and some were very simple. Most seem to be located near other graffiti. In one case, the sticker contained the dates Oct. 23, Oct. 24, Oct. 25 and Oct. 26. Anyone have any insights? (And yes, I reported the graffiti to the city.)

There seems to be a URL on some of the stickers, but I'd rather not get my computer infected with a virus. Google didn't turn up anything useful. The photographs were taken in the Roscoe underpass, but I also noticed a lot of the stickers toward the south end of the harbor.

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Hello to you neighbors!

We heard great things about EveryBlock and wanted to check it out.

Storytown is a fully improvised show put on by our “Townies” for you and your family. Performed every Saturday at 10:30 am – you will be laughing right along with your kids.
This is not just any old improv show! Sure you’ll giggle and be awed by the talent of our actors – but there’s more! Once our audience members give us the suggestions we need to create our special story, we have other elements that bring it to life! We have very talented musicians who provide accompaniment for our actors. From spooky songs to merry melodies, our musicians provide it – ON THE SPOT!

Aug 19

Updated 33 hours ago

Martial arts/Self defense

Hi,
Does anyone have any good, affordable recommendations for a place in the area to take martial art or self defense classes? Thank you!!

  • Mike Eugenio Tandang Garimot Martial Arts & Wellness

    Hi, i am in Lakeview area and I teach Filipino (but bot limited to it) martial arts at Tandang Garimot. We have different price packages based on how often you can train. Check us out.

  • VPGirl Logan Square

    Second on Thousand Waves...they have both types of classes there, and they incorporate self-defense strategies/techniques into their regular karate classes. They are currently running a special for new members. They have classes for all age groups and do community outreach as well. Full Disclosure: I train there and have done so for years. http://thousandwaves.org/

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Oct 10

Updated 45 hours ago

loud banging, thrashing, booming

Hi. I live in a coach house behind Addison, between Hamilton and Hoyne. Every night, there are extremely loud noises at any and all hours of the night. They are absolutely not animals. Once in a while, there is a boom that shakes the foundation of the house. After wearing ear plugs with my head next to a large floor fan on high, I was still woken up by tremors.
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Hi. I live in a coach house behind Addison, between Hamilton and Hoyne. Every night, there are extremely loud noises at any and all hours of the night. They are absolutely not animals. Once in a while, there is a boom that shakes the foundation of the house. After wearing ear plugs with my head next to a large floor fan on high, I was still woken up by tremors.
The neighbors all claim that they don't hear anything, but I don't see how that is a real possibility. One night, after the earth shook me awake, I walked outside at like 4am and started thrashing on the garage next to our house... loudly. I literally took the side of my fist and started pounding this old loose garage with bursts for about a minute. This was a warm night with people s windows open. Nobody stirred. I walked around afterwards for about another min. Nothing. Another night at like 3-4am, I walked out into the basement of the two flat we're attached to with tenants inside, slammed the door behind me, started rummaging through our storage, walked back outside, slamming the door behind me and slammed the fence under their bedroom windows repeatedly. I talked to them the next day and they said they heard nothing.

Now, I am not a light sleeper. I used to live above a bus stop on Ashland and Irving park. I slept like a baby over there. Either this neighborhood has gone rogue or the house is having night terrors.

I've been sleeping at a friends house recently so my blood pressure doesn't start boiling.

This is ruining my life. The police aren't going to do anything (talked to them already). Cameras are too expensive. I have a strong feeling it will be a complete waste of money.

My fiancé can confirm the noises.

  • Sunflower6876 Loving life in Lincoln Square!

    I know there was a house that was demoed on Leavitt between Grace & Irving Park. I don't think this happened in the middle of the night, and is a bit too far from you. Maybe try exorcism?

  • Hmmm, I commented on your post when you lived on Grace/Bell. Same issues. Weird. Are cameras installed yet?

6 days ago

Updated 47 hours ago

Flat Tires Bell/Addison

Heads Up: woke up to two flat tires on the passenger side. As I was walking down the block I spotted another car with the same problem. Unlikely that it's a coincidence.

  • Woke up to 4 flat tires Saturday. We live near Bell. I also know of 3 other cars that respectively had 2, 3 and 4 tires flattened. They were all within a 6 block radius. I filed a Police report and the cop said they had been getting calls all...

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    Woke up to 4 flat tires Saturday. We live near Bell. I also know of 3 other cars that respectively had 2, 3 and 4 tires flattened. They were all within a 6 block radius. I filed a Police report and the cop said they had been getting calls all morning.

    @#$ degenerates...or maybe this is a diabolical plot by the tire shops nearby to drum up business. That'd be sick.

    Something similar happened in 2012
    http://patch.com/illinois/northcenter-roscoevillage/vandals-slash-puncture-tires-on-dozens-of-northcenter-cars

    And also in 2011 during the pride parade
    http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-06-26/news/chi-pride-parade-steps-off-at-noon-on-north-side-20110626_1_pride-parade-tires-richard-pfeiffer

    Whoever it is, I hope Karma gets them.

  • I think this is some sick trick from tire companies. I went to a local car repair place so I could have my first oil-check up, and they asked me if I wanted tires. I said no. They gave me a dirty look, and as I walked away they went...

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    I think this is some sick trick from tire companies. I went to a local car repair place so I could have my first oil-check up, and they asked me if I wanted tires. I said no. They gave me a dirty look, and as I walked away they went into another room. I was worried about this, next week, tires slashed. Coincidence? I think not. I also think they don't need patrols. I don't want to see my favorite neighborhood turn into a cop hangout where EVERYONE is watched, i mean, don't you hate it when someone is watching over your shoulder when reading a book, or when someone won't stop asking questions when you're trying to watch a movie? I think this won't happen again, these punks wouldn't hit the same place twice. Although it does tick me off that my tires were slashed. Oh well.

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Advice on Sealing Split-Faced Block

Hi neighbors - For those who live in a condo with split-faced block, any advice or lessons you can share on having it treated to protect against moisture? I'm on the board for a 6-unit condo with split-faced block on two sides of the building. We last had it treated in 2010, and I'm calling some contractors for quotes to get it done again in the spring. That said, I wanted to do a little research beforehand. Any information you can share on local contractors, types of sealing products, or things to ask about or watch out for would be much appreciated!

  • Thank you all for your referrals and insights on sealing products - I greatly appreciate it! I've called a few contractors for quotes and plan to get this done when the weather is dry enough in the spring. Thanks, again!

2 days ago

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A Look at the Adler Mansions for Sale Around Chicago

Interiors of this three-bedroom in the 1893 Patterson-McCormick Mansion were renovated by the architect in 1927.

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1500 N. Astor St., Unit 3 (Sold)

2 days ago

A Softer Alternative to Chicago’s Concrete Shoreline

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

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Good Spot to Buy Furniture?

I just moved to the neighborhood and was wondering if you knew a good spot to buy furniture in Chicago at a reasonable price?

I'm mainly looking for living room furniture (couch, table, TV stand, etc.).

  • Susan S. resident

    Don't forget craigslist.org and ebay classifieds.

  • Marco from Tropoje Two-flat owner

    My initial thoughts were of Roy's, but only if you intend to keep it for a while. It's not cheap cheap, but affordable and of really great quality. IKEA is my go to store for cheap, decent furniture that I don't mind leaving behind if I have to move.

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Oct 16

Updated 2 days ago

Where to donate mini toiletries

Does anyone know where I can donate mini toiletries? I have so many from hotel stays/birthday gifts/holiday gifts - and I really just don't use them. I was wondering if anyone knew where I can give these away?

  • Also best not to donate mini-mouthwashes as many contain alcohol and are not accepted by organizations anyhow.

  • so many great causes and such a great idea! i have hundreds of these from years of business travel, and it's clear that i will never use them. i'm going to drop off today!

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4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Peoples Gas, what's going on?

For the third time this year, Peoples Gas has been working on the 3600 block of North Ashland Avenue. Just one month after the street had been smoothly repaved they came back and started ripping it apart all over again. Now we have five metal plates that rattle the homes along the way and the noise doesn't allow for a good night sleep. They have extended the "No Parking" ban all along the block for yet another week but nobody shows up to work even on sunny days. I am afraid the constant shaking is going to take a toll on the homes in the area. Does anybody know how to go about reporting this?

  • Herecomestheman Character assassin.

    Peoples infrastructure is the same as most in this country. Water mains,sewers and bridges are all crumbling and in need of updating. There are a lot of things that should have been replaced 50 years ago.

  • C'mon it's Peoples and the City of Chicago, two of the most inept and inefficient entities on earth, and you want sense, efficiency and coordination?

3 days ago

Masonry Repair?

Howdy! Does anyone have a recommendation for a good, honest and reasonably-priced masonry contractor? Need some repairs in the Wrigleyville area. Thanks!

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4 days ago

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Ravenswood Metra Bike Parking

I am moving to the neighborhood in a few months and plan to try the Ravenswood Metra as my way of getting to the Loop every day for work. Can anyone give me a sense of bike parking availability for the morning commute? Have been issues with bike theft at the stop? Thanks

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    I guess I don't understand Divvy. For this to be practical, there would need to be a Divvy station every couple of blocks

  • Tina K 10 years in Lincoln Square

    The closest divvy station was sometimes full in the morning and close to empty in the evening, so I'd allow extra time in case you need to use a divvy station that was further away.

3 days ago

SCOTTISH PLAY SCOTT Theatrical puzzle pieces

Devil's Day Off continues its world premiere run through Nov. 22 at Signal Ensemble Theatre, 1802 W. Berenice Ave. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays with 3 p.m. matinees on Sundays. Tickets are $23 and $15 for students and seniors. Call 773-698-7389 or visit signalensemble.com .

4 days ago

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Cycling Sonoma and Designing Sustainable Wineries

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5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Handyman?

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

Sep 16

Updated 4 days ago

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

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

  • I agree, Liz. I think 20 is reasonable, but they need to be more clear about the times. Like others have mentioned. I go 20 whenever I pass there now. I don't want to end up arguing in court that I didn't see any students. That would be hard to prove. I've lived places where the school speed limit is 15, but they always made it clear with additional signage.

  • I just drove on Addison around 10am. Saw the white strobe light. I saw my speed limit. It was 24-25. I didn't see any students on street or sidewalk. This should prevent me getting a ticket as you need to be 6mph and above. But who knows. I still think...

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    I just drove on Addison around 10am. Saw the white strobe light. I saw my speed limit. It was 24-25. I didn't see any students on street or sidewalk. This should prevent me getting a ticket as you need to be 6mph and above. But who knows. I still think having flashing lights would be much better for all drivers.

    Here's what I found on Chicago website: (How does the camera differentiate pedestrians from children?) Emphasis mine.

    School Zones: School days, Monday through Friday

    7 a.m. to 4 p.m.: 20 mph speed limit when *children* are present in the *safety zone* and 30 mph when no children are present in the safety zone

    4 p.m. to 7 p.m.: 30 mph speed limit

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