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20 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Peoples Gas

Does anyone else have a story about Peoples Gas? I have been waiting to have my gas turned on for two weeks now - the schedule is booked out 10 days to two weeks. The day of my appointment I called 3 times to confirm as no one ever showed up. Each time I was ASSURED that the tech was on their way. The next day-again I called at 7 a. m. and was told that because they didn't get...

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Does anyone else have a story about Peoples Gas? I have been waiting to have my gas turned on for two weeks now - the schedule is booked out 10 days to two weeks. The day of my appointment I called 3 times to confirm as no one ever showed up. Each time I was ASSURED that the tech was on their way. The next day-again I called at 7 a. m. and was told that because they didn't get to me yesterday - for sure I would be at the top of the list- but they could't give me a time and I would have to skip work and wait the entire day. Each time I called they had a different answer - from "they on on the way" to "we don't see you on the schedule" and "you are scheduled for tomorrow". I spoke to an "escalation supervisor" four times and the call center 7 times . Each time I called the hold time was 20 to 50 minutes of listening to music. Still another day passed and again no show. I even saw a peoples gas truck pass my house looking for a parking spot., It seems when they could fine one they decided to just leave. I am not sure what I'm going to do to these people if they ever show up!!!!

  • sweeping assumption and a desperate effort to pick apart a post so you can make your fabulous accusation of racism…..

    are you gunning for points from the PC royalty?

    totally unnecessary.

    totally unneighborly.

  • "I had" is just a troll trying to get people upset. I wouldn't take anything from him or her seriously

3 days ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Group Flashing Gang Signs on 09/27/2014

As I was driving north on Wolcott early this morning around 4AM, I notice a group of 3 to 5 young men standing in the west side alley just south of Warner. As I drove closer one of the men ran out into the street flashing a gang sign. My friend who drove past about a minute later said the men yelled something at him. I called 911 and reported it.

  • Thanks for all the info--what's Lucky's?

  • Luckys is a little grocery store on Lincoln next to the currency exchange. The kids hang out there after school.

Sep 18

Updated 9 hours ago

What's going on in Boystown?

I've lived in Boystown for two years now, and in the last few months I feel like the strip of Halsted between Roscoe and Clark has gotten… questionable. In the last week and a half alone:

1. Walking to DSW, 8 pm. Someone approaches me trying to sell cocaine.
2. Walking to dentist, 10 am. Large man calls me a f-ing f***** transvestite with my d*** between my legs. (I am a small blonde girl).
3. Walking home with my...

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I've lived in Boystown for two years now, and in the last few months I feel like the strip of Halsted between Roscoe and Clark has gotten… questionable. In the last week and a half alone:

1. Walking to DSW, 8 pm. Someone approaches me trying to sell cocaine.
2. Walking to dentist, 10 am. Large man calls me a f-ing f***** transvestite with my d*** between my legs. (I am a small blonde girl).
3. Walking home with my boyfriend, 8 pm. Man jumps in our face yelling that we're gross, both of us. (I can assure you, we're not).

These things all occurred during normal weekday hours. It's starting to make me uncomfortable even walking down that corridor, and I've never felt that way before.

Has anyone else noticed a lot of weird going ons over there?

  • SpamAlert Spamophobic

    It looks like "enlightening" discourse isn't IHTSI's strong suit, nor even his intention. Now, drive-by posting and general trolling? He's aces!

  • I Had To Say It Reality does not equal negativity.

    Thanks for the acknowledgement!

6 days ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Demo at Ashland and Melrose?

Any idea what is happening there now? Last I heard Target was not going in. Anyone heard anything new?

  • With our luck it will be more yoga studios, gymbories, nail salons and daycares because we don't have enough of those, LOL!

  • I Had To Say It Reality does not equal negativity.

    You need those mattress stores. Chicago is #1 in bed bug infestation throughout the nation. Those cigar smoking White men that invested in those mattress franchises are more "aware" than you. Commercial leases there are expensive there, obviously they're doing good with their ROI.

11 hours ago

Chicago Building Types: the Courtyard Apartment

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Sep 18

Updated 13 hours ago

Muskie's Closing

Sigh... Another institution bites the dust. Muskie's (corner of Lincoln/George/Lakewood) is closing either this Saturday or next Saturday. They are renters and the owner wants to do something else with the property. The cleaner next door also has to close soon.

  • did anyone get a pic or read the signs on the door? they were taken down already today and i never got to read them! i really gope he re opens! i just they used homemade ice cream.. was this true? cuz that was the best dam vanilla milkshake ive ever had

  • they are reopening in another location in Lakeview

4 days ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Suspicious Fires

We don't post here often, but feel that a current situation warrants a visit.

As you may know, there has been a series of suspicious fires in Wrigleyville and Boystown, reaching back to mid-June. There has been an increase in this activity over the past three weeks.

These fires have generally been set between 11:30PM and 5:30AM.

Last night, two fires were set in the east alley of Clark near Roscoe/Clark and Buckingham/Clark shortly after 2AM. Today's fires, like most...

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We don't post here often, but feel that a current situation warrants a visit.

As you may know, there has been a series of suspicious fires in Wrigleyville and Boystown, reaching back to mid-June. There has been an increase in this activity over the past three weeks.

These fires have generally been set between 11:30PM and 5:30AM.

Last night, two fires were set in the east alley of Clark near Roscoe/Clark and Buckingham/Clark shortly after 2AM. Today's fires, like most in this pattern, were set in a garbage can and a dumpster.

In both cases, the fires appear to have been set next to or under occupied structures. While this morning's fires did not spread to the structures, previous fires have spread from garbage ignition points to adjacent structures and vehicles.

We recommend locking the lids on your trash cans and dumpsters if at all possible and do not allow boxes, mattresses, crates, or other flammable items to collect behind your home.

The Chicago Police Department recently issued an alert on this matter.

This map plots known "fires of suspicious origins" in the neighborhood reported since mid-June. There has been some indication that the fire at Clark and Eddy (top left icon) may have been due to vehicle malfunction, but we have not received that information from official sources.

  • Robert Rohdenburg Affordable Housing Activist for ONE Northside

    9/17 CBS Story:
    FROM:http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/09/17/string-of-arson-fires-has-lakeview-residents-on-edge/
    String Of Arson Fires Has Lakeview Residents On Edge

    September 17, 2014 5:14 PM
    Chris Martinez
    Chris Martinez is a general assignment reporter for CBS 2...

    CHICAGO (CBS) – Residents of Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood are feeling on edge after a number of arsons there.

    There have...

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    9/17 CBS Story:
    FROM:http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/09/17/string-of-arson-fires-has-lakeview-residents-on-edge/
    String Of Arson Fires Has Lakeview Residents On Edge

    September 17, 2014 5:14 PM
    Chris Martinez
    Chris Martinez is a general assignment reporter for CBS 2...

    CHICAGO (CBS) – Residents of Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood are feeling on edge after a number of arsons there.

    There have been at least a half dozen fires set, most of them in alleys next to homes in the neighborhood.

    CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports Tomlinson Fort got the news with a knock at his back door.

    “They said ‘hey your garbage cans on fire.’” Fort said. the blue plastic had completely melted and there was charred paper inside. It didn’t occur to me that there was somebody willfully committing crimes, until a few days later,” Fort said.

    That’s when he noticed the damage a few doors down. The garage hit days before is one of at least a half dozen fires set in or near the neighborhood in a matter of weeks.

    “Having that happen right next to your place can be pretty nerve wracking,” said Lakeview resident Sam Henderson.

    The arsons have residents asking who is starting the fires?

    “If this is just the beginning of what they want to do, then at what point are they going to be setting those next to flammable buildings and that sort of thing,” Tomlinson said.

    Alderman Tom Tunney says Chicago Police Bomb and Arson Unit are patrolling the area and urges residents to keep a look out.

  • Ryan C. 15+ year Lakeview East resident

    Thanks much to CWB for keeping our community informed about crime in our neighborhood and the police resources (or lack thereof) in the 19th district. Your work is much appreciated!

31 hours ago

Updated 17 hours ago

  • J*o*s*h Engineer on Wrightwood

    And don't forget Lyft! Drivers are generally nicer than Uber. Either are miles above cabbies though.

    Don't support a corrupt institution! Ditch the cabs.

    If you haven't used Lyft before, here's a link to a code that will get you your first ride free up to $25: http://lyft.com/invited/JOSH1979 (this is not a soliciation or an advertisement as I do not work for Lyft. I just like the service).

2 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Did anyone happen to get the details on what happened at

Lincoln and Addison last night around 7:30? I saw ambulance, fire truck and police. Looked like they were removing a bicycle from the roadway and someone was on the ground. I really, really hope the person is okay.

  • Neighborly1~ Values community.

    Mitzi, Could you clarify where this happened on Addison? Between Rockwell and what street? Thanks

  • Western. It was in front of Lane during the homecoming game, but students were not involved.

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6 days ago

Updated 26 hours ago

Everyblock vs Nextdoor in Lakeview

I have my favorite but would like to hear what peeps up in Lakeview think.

If you could only use one, which would you choose? ...and why? Which do you find to be more informative, to have better features, community outreach, support etc? ...or is there another social neighborhood network you prefer to use? ie Facebook, Yahoo Groups, Foursquare

To help compare, i put together a chart:
http://w11.zetaboards.com/InsideNextdoor/topic/10057749/2/#new

For those who are not familiar with ND, but curious, here's an invite link:
https://nextdoor.com/invite/uncptzzbfxscgxxppmuw

  • RubyRed Dancer, Drummer, Cyclist

    This thread and others like it make me less and less likely to come back here over and over again.

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    Spam.

3 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

Found: Kitten

Hey, I rescued a kitten that was leaping from rooftop to rooftop to balcony last night on Kenmore, north of Lawrence last night. Currently finding a vet to check for a microchip, but is anyone missing a little one? this was more in Uptown, I know, but just thought I'd post it here, in case it wandered that far.

  • While I appreciate your sentiment Ivan, but this was most definitely NOT an outdoor cat. Though she lacked a collar and chip, she refused to urinate or defecate until she was presented with a litter box. She's also refused most food except for cat food.

  • A&K

    It would be nice if people stopped the outdoor cat thing. We have two that roam near us. Attack birds, scare the rabbits and one time had one think about attacking my dog during the walk. Tail poofed, hissing the whole deal.

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    It would be nice if people stopped the outdoor cat thing. We have two that roam near us. Attack birds, scare the rabbits and one time had one think about attacking my dog during the walk. Tail poofed, hissing the whole deal.

    They leave them out in the rain, rarely see them in the winter which is a plus. If you want a cat have a cat but if it's an "outdoor" cat just feed a stray and forget about it. Why bother having a cat if it's just left outside?

    Rat control? Call the city to post poison boxes.

2 days ago

Updated 31 hours ago

Electrician recommendation?

We live in a vintage condo with all the vagaries of wiring that implies. I need someone to install the great chandelier I found at a flea market. Thanks.

  • SpamAlert Spamophobic

    Robin, if you're going to recommend Howard, couldn't you just *tell* him his voicemail is full when you get home tonight? Or maybe *you* could text message him if you won't be seeing him before then.

  • Robin...you should be commended by Howard...you recommend him for pretty much any and every project anyone has a question about on Everyblock. Are you married to him, or just a very dedicated employee?

33 hours ago

Sep 10

Updated 38 hours ago

Found male gray tabby w white socks, Western & Irving

A sweet, LOUD male, gray tabby with white socks has been hanging around our neighborhood near Revere Park area Western/Irving for about a week, since early Sept. He has no collar, no tags and our vet found no chip. He's not neutered or declawed, but his claws are very worn. This is a very friendly cat - it seems like he must have been someone's pet. I feed him when he comes around, and he wants to come in, but...

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A sweet, LOUD male, gray tabby with white socks has been hanging around our neighborhood near Revere Park area Western/Irving for about a week, since early Sept. He has no collar, no tags and our vet found no chip. He's not neutered or declawed, but his claws are very worn. This is a very friendly cat - it seems like he must have been someone's pet. I feed him when he comes around, and he wants to come in, but doesn't want to stay. He's a little bit of a neighborhood nuisance because he mrowls on everyone's porches at night. If he's yours, or you'd like him, email me at kleckron@gmail.com. I can try to catch him again and return him to you, otherwise I'll catch him this weekend and take him to PAWS.

  • Well , nobody came forward to claim him. After a couple weeks of feeding him and providing a sleeping box on the porch, we delivered him to the Animal Welfare League shelter today. They accept strays and are a no-kill shelter, with no wait list. Hopefully they can help him find a forever home, and he'll not be out to fend for himself as the weather gets colder.

  • Kristine Cloud 30 year resident of North Center

    I'm glad he's safe and out of the soon-to-be cold. Thanks, Kristen, for taking care of this little guy!

40 hours ago

Peoples Gas, what's going on?

For the third time this year, Peoples Gas is drilling on the same spot of the 3600 north Ashland Avenue. When we finally got the street smoothly resurfaced after the first two sloppy jobs, here we go again. One guy drilling, four guys watching and our utilities going up again.

42 hours ago

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3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Looking for an independent agent for a ton of insurance...

mostly homeowners, umbrella, etc. Would prefer to buy from a local in NC, RV or nearby.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    We are a huge Fan of Omar Ariza
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  • Bob Fry BobFrytheInsuranceGuy

    Call me. 773.250.5240.

2 days ago

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Jun 12

Updated 2 days ago

Design and Build 4 You

Is anyone else trying to get a hold of this company?

Do you have alternate contact numbers?

  • Ed H. 5 year Lakeview resident

    Yes. Steve was the salesman and original project manager. I was transitioned to a new project manager (Dan) a few months into the project. When that wasn't helping, I got John involved. John was my project manager for a while. Then He sent me back to Dan, for a week....

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    Yes. Steve was the salesman and original project manager. I was transitioned to a new project manager (Dan) a few months into the project. When that wasn't helping, I got John involved. John was my project manager for a while. Then He sent me back to Dan, for a week. Dan was let go as a project manager, but came back as a worker. At some point I was transitioned to Sam as a PM. Then they went out of business.

    I've started a google group for people to join, and maybe we can seek money because of criminal activity. We will see.

    https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/design-build-4-u-former-clients

    Please join it so we can continue the discussions there.

  • Applied to Google group. Former employee that would love to know what progress is being made to bring these thieves to justice. Would love to help, if I can.

3 days ago

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4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Phenominal Designer Showhourse right behind my apartment in No. Center/Ravenswood

Hi Neighbors, I live on the 4000 n. block of Paulina (12 yrs.) I don't post often but wanted to tell people there is a designer show-house right in our neighborhood -usually they are in the burbs. Totally worth seeing! You can get plenty of ideas for decorating; colors, textures, fabrics, decor placement and just going through the house is a beautiful experience.The designers are so very nice and informative. So glad I went. They are only open until the 30th. The proceeds go towards prevention of Child Abuse so a lot of love went into this. Wish the mayor would come to see this- after all he lives on the street.

3 days ago

3 days ago

THREE TO SEE: This Week's Theater Recommendations

American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron St., 773-409-4125 or online.

This article has 2 other Chicago locations (Show)

Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted, 312-335-1650 or online.

The Gift Theatre, 4802 N. Milwaukee, 773-283-7071 or online.

3 days ago

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3 days ago

3 days ago

THREE TO SEE: This Week's Theater Recommendations

American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron St., 773-409-4125 or online.

This article has 2 other Chicago locations (Show)

Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted, 312-335-1650 or online.

The Gift Theatre, 4802 N. Milwaukee, 773-283-7071 or online.

4 days ago

Found Phone

We found a phone, a white verizon LG G3, at the corner of Grace and Bosworth around 7:30 tonight. If it is yours please let me know and we can set up a way for you to verify it is yours and a time for you to get it.

4 days ago

found: Ventra Card

In the midst of looking for my wallet or contents, my parents found a Ventra Card on Fletcher in the 1300 block. If you know the last 4 numbers, private message me.

4 days ago

Speed Camera by Petco on 3000 block of Ashland

From the alderman: "In several days speed cameras will be operational at 3111/3130 N. Ashland Ave, in your ward. After calibration and testing, the cameras begin issuing warning notices. The warning phase lasts for 30 days and after the warning phase, it will issue citations. If you have any questions or if you would like a briefing please contact me at 312-742-7621 or david.pulsipher@cityofchicago.org."

4 days ago

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Puppy training classes in/near Lakeview?

My 5-month-old puppy just got her rabies and last parvo vaccine, so we're ready for puppy school! I'd love to hear local recommendations from Lakeview dog owners. My preference is a group class so she can get some better puppy socialization. Lakeview classes would be optimal, but we can drive to nearby neighborhoods if need be.

  • We took puppy classes at Barking Lot also. They were fun and helpful.

  • Shelly Lifelong suburbanite, now in South Lakeview.

    The one we took our black lab to, I wouldn't recommend due to all the dogs barking...we couldn't hear the trainer!

Apr 23

Updated 5 days ago

Peruvian Restaurant in "Expressions" spot?

Does anyone know whats going on at 4020 N. Lincoln? It's the storefront across from Starbucks that has had signage in the windows for years saying "Expressions, coming soon". I heard from the owner of Coles Appliances next door that it is being built out as a Peruvian restaurant. Does anyone have the scoop?

  • CJL ...

    They can't really be planning to use the whole 8,000+ sf for the restaurant, can they?

  • Looks like they have really made a lot of progress. I went by there today and saw the crew removing the plywood construction facade.

Sep 19

Updated 5 days ago

Referendum about proposed CTA "Flyover" on Nov. 4 Ballot

There will be a referendum about the planned CTA “Flyover” on the Nov. 4 Election Ballot in the #20, 36 & 38 precincts of the 44th ward. Vote NO to protect Central Lakeview!

The Referendum: Has the CTA sufficiently justified the $320 million proposed Brown Line Flyover project and its impact on local homes and businesses?

Vote NO to insist the CTA let the community know what they plan before it’s too late to stop them.

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There will be a referendum about the planned CTA “Flyover” on the Nov. 4 Election Ballot in the #20, 36 & 38 precincts of the 44th ward. Vote NO to protect Central Lakeview!

The Referendum: Has the CTA sufficiently justified the $320 million proposed Brown Line Flyover project and its impact on local homes and businesses?

Vote NO to insist the CTA let the community know what they plan before it’s too late to stop them.

The CTA Belmont El ‘flyover’ will waste $320 million++. Save Central Lakeview, a thriving restaurant, shopping, business district, from being ruined by the unnecessary Brown Line ‘flyover.’ Don’t let them waste your money, ruin your neighborhood.

The flyover will swing wide over two blocks of Clark Street, turning a large chunk
of this essential street into an under-El wasteland. Many commercial buildings and homes will be destroyed. Those still standing will be left facing under-El emptiness and an overhead train.

The CTA ‘findings’ are false, their drawings intentionally misleading.
Plans have NOT been finalized; please speak up for Lakeview before it’s too late.

Want to know more? Contact: 3200nwiltonblk@gmail.com

Or join the conversation on Facebook or Twitter:
www.facebook.com/pages/3200nwiltonblock44thwardchicago/124214374407302

  • No one said it's not welcome, but if you're not going to convince me or sway me to think a certain way without fact when all you do is spout opinion and anecdotal estimations.

    Sadly too many people allow that to happen and we are left with a swath of...

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    No one said it's not welcome, but if you're not going to convince me or sway me to think a certain way without fact when all you do is spout opinion and anecdotal estimations.

    Sadly too many people allow that to happen and we are left with a swath of misinformed people.

    So far the only link source provided was someone's rant replete of factual evidence. And just because the CTA has provided factual evidence doesn't mean I'm blindly believing it at face value either. I am able to use critical thinking skills to come to my own conclusion. But don't rant and rave if that conclusion doesn't parallel your own.

  • Robert, quite right, this vote in three precincts (out of more than 2,000 in Chicago) is purely advisory, just a show. It will have no relevance to whether this project goes forward.

    You're quire right, there's a LOT of infrastructure work that needs to be done in this city, both maintaining existing structures, as well as building and improving new ones.

    The CTA publishes ridership data back to 2001, anyone want to use it to try to produce more correct numbers? (I found this just now via Google.)

    http://www.transitchicago.com/ridership/

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5 days ago

10 Things to Do

...each role holds you for the duration. Through Oct. 10. $38-$48. American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron Ave., 773-409-4125...

This article has 8 other Chicago locations (Show)

...works by Berlioz, Mendelssohn and Debussy. Sept. 25, 26, 27, 30. $33-$174. Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave., 312-294-3000...

...Brewing, and live music. Sept. 26, 7 p.m. $49. Polk Bros. Park, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., 312-222-9328...

3 What can we learn from failure? Find out when three storytellers and four musical entertainers share tales of when things go wrong at Failure:Lab. The talent includes writer Max Wastler, Nadira Kharmai and Bahar Anooshahr. Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m. $25. Workshop Chicago, 935 W. Chestnut St.

...Sept. 26, 3 p.m. $25, VIP $75 (ticket does not include food or beverages). 560 E. Grand Ave. at the Chicago River...

...Bigger and the audience in this scalding production. Through Oct. 19. $45-$65. Court Theater, 5535 S. Ellis Ave., 773-753-4472...

...edition prints of the work at reasonable prices. Through Oct. 14. Free. Water Tower Place, 835 N. Michigan Ave., 2nd floor, 312-475-9620...

...signing. Oct. 19, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. $25. Up Comedy Club, 230 W. North Ave., 312-662-4562...

...Nov. 5, 7 p.m. $250 early bird until Oct. 1, $350 thereafter. Venue One, 1044 W. Randolph St.

6 days ago

McPherson School Playground and Campus - Almost finished!

The new park, play space and playground at McPherson School is nearly finished (see attached picture). Work continues on the east side of the campus and will be completed in the next week or so. This is phase I of the campus redesign process and is it REALLY exciting. This project will be a play space and gathering space for us all!

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