5 hours ago

Updated 1 min ago

Donating House Paint Samples?

Does anyone have any suggestions for places to donate small paint samples? My good friend "google" doesn't have many suggestions locally so any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!

  • Neighborly1~ Would rather be outside right now.

    I may be interested in them. Can you email me via EB?
    Wondering how much paint there is, and are they neutrals or other colors? Thanks!

4 hours ago

circaceramics posted 2 photos to Flickr:

Aug 22

Updated 7 hours 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.

  • Jane Spec North Center resident

    I like the retro sign they put up. Looks good. As tacky as the Golden Angel sign was I couldn't help but feel a tinge sad when it came down. Was such a throwback to another time, as was the restaurant.

  • Out with the old, in with the old

Mar 24

Updated 7 hours ago

Video of 36th Ward Aldemanic Candidate Forum, held on Monday 3/23

36th WARD, Monday 3/23,Debate between candidates to be Alderman in Chicago's 36th Ward. The debate was organized by the Bel-Montclare Community Organization. The candidates are Gilbert Villegas and Omar Aquino. The moderator is Alonso Zaragoza.
VIDEO of the forum is at:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRc0m-XOfm0

Mar 08

Updated 8 hours ago

Mayoral and Aldermanic Debates/Forums Before 4/7 Run-Off Election

MAYORAL:
Monday 3/16 6-7pm/Location TBD, Televised Mayoral Debate, NBC-5/Telemundo, co-sponsors are: University of Chicago's Institute of Politics and Harris School of Public Policy. NOTE: The debate is not listed yet on the Telemundo Chicago Schedule as being either broadcast live or delayed broadcast, or if in English or Spanish language.

DATE NOW SET: Thursday 3/26 Fox-32 Televised Mayoral Debate, Time/Location TBD, Time should be on the schedule/known next week

Sunday, 3/29 3pm, Purcell Hall, 4300 West Washington Blvd. ,Sponsored by...

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MAYORAL:
Monday 3/16 6-7pm/Location TBD, Televised Mayoral Debate, NBC-5/Telemundo, co-sponsors are: University of Chicago's Institute of Politics and Harris School of Public Policy. NOTE: The debate is not listed yet on the Telemundo Chicago Schedule as being either broadcast live or delayed broadcast, or if in English or Spanish language.

DATE NOW SET: Thursday 3/26 Fox-32 Televised Mayoral Debate, Time/Location TBD, Time should be on the schedule/known next week

Sunday, 3/29 3pm, Purcell Hall, 4300 West Washington Blvd. ,Sponsored by West Side NAACP
, Likely to be posted on CAN-TV

Tuesday 3/31 7-8pm Televised Mayoral Debate, WTTW/Chicago Tonight, Location likely WTTW Studio

ALDERMANIC:
2nd WARD: Wednesday 3/11 7-8pm WTTW/Chicago Tonight Forum, may be an extended segment rather than the entire program.

2nd WARD: Tuesday 3/24, 7-8:15pm, Columbus Elementary School,1003 N. Leavitt St, Greg Hinz, political editor from Crain's and Hal Dardick, a City Hall reporter from the Tribune will be moderating the 75-minute forum, which is co-sponsored by the Ukrainian Village Neighborhood Association, the East Village Association and the Wicker Park Committee.

29th WARD: Thursday 3/26, 6pm, Sankofa Cultural Arts & Business Center,5820 W. Chicago Ave., Sponsored by West Side NAACP, Likely to be posted on CAN-TV

24th WARD: Tuesday 3/31, 6pm, Roswell B. Mason Math And Science Academy, 1830 S. Keeler Ave., Sponsored by West Side NAACP,Likely to be posted on CAN-TV

37th WARD: Thursday 4/2,6pm Amberg Hall, Bethel New Life, 1140 N. Lamon Ave.,Sponsored by West Side Sponsored by West Side NAACP, Likely to be posted on CAN-TV

For NAACP sponsored forums RSVP: please email westsidenaacp@gmail.com including your name, contact number, and email

The above first list is as of 3/8/15. I plan to update it as get more information.

11 hours ago

42 hours ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Seeking a good carpet cleaner

Does anyone have a recommendation for a good carpet cleaner in the Lakeview area? Thank you!

21 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Found GPS

I was walking our dog last night, and found a GPS device with charger for the car. We were walking down Hermitage between Irving Park and Grace. If this is yours please message me and let me know the color and brand so I can return to the rightful owner. Thank you!

Mar 18

Updated 15 hours ago

Undecided voters...what would get you to vote for either Mayoral candidate?

On the fence? Any one thing that would sway your opinion?

I don't know that I'm voting for Chui or Rahm. For me, I'd reconsider Rahm if he immediately implemented a Mayoral 2-term limit; and if he convinced the aldermen to implement a 3-term-limit on Aldermen (grandfathering existing Aldermen, oh, of course), I think he'd run away with the race. So much of the trouble we're in now could've been avoided if we didn't have a life-time Mayor sitting on fixing the major issues whilst hoping for good luck to occasionally sweep them away.

  • Ryan C. 15+ year Lakeview East resident

    "facing the greatest economic crisis"

    Our city is facing a FISCAL crisis, not an economic crisis.

  • it will become economic when they start cranking up the RE taxes.

16 hours ago

microwave repair, or 36" over-the-range option?

Our 36-inch mirowave / hood combo died. All of the new over-the-range models are only 30 inches wide, so I'm thinking about having ours repaired. Any recommendations? What do people do about the extra space?

2 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Wellington and Mildred resident's

Stop being such cry babies about the ambulances and now fire trucks parking on Wellington in front of Illionis Masonic Hospital. You don't own the street and if you got a life and stopped staring out your window, you wouldn't even know they were there.
The good people of the neighborhood are tired of listening to you whine. What, did you buy your house in the middle of the night and not notice the huge hospital?
Shut up already!

  • Ann in Lakeview 30+ years in Lakeview

    The same people who have the nerve to complain, will be the exact people who are thankfully they live so close to a good hospital when they have a emergency.

  • I lived across the street from the old Copley Hospital in Aurora many years ago. They were great neighbors and we enjoyed the 24/7 security that was present.

    I remember one Halloween when we had "spook house" in our front yard, the security guy stopped & used his spot light...

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    I lived across the street from the old Copley Hospital in Aurora many years ago. They were great neighbors and we enjoyed the 24/7 security that was present.

    I remember one Halloween when we had "spook house" in our front yard, the security guy stopped & used his spot light to see what was going on during his rounds. If it was prowlers, up to no good, I'm sure he would have called it in....and of course the spot light would have chased the bad guys away.

    This hospital was also a trauma center, and we would have helicopters land every now and then. We thought it was cool.

3 days ago

Updated 18 hours ago

46th Ward Debates, Including 2 Televised ones, Viewing Parties Planned

MORE: 46th Ward Debates, including 2 televised ones!:
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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Aldermanic Forums? Yes, Indeed! Live and Televised

If you're still on the fence about who to vote for in the 46th Ward aldermanic run-off, or if you just want to root for your candidate, there are several 46th Ward forums before Tuesday, April 7th.

•On Saturday, March 28, at 2pm, the League of Women Voters Chicago is sponsoring a forum between Ald. James Cappleman and challenger Amy...

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Aldermanic Forums? Yes, Indeed! Live and Televised

If you're still on the fence about who to vote for in the 46th Ward aldermanic run-off, or if you just want to root for your candidate, there are several 46th Ward forums before Tuesday, April 7th.

•On Saturday, March 28, at 2pm, the League of Women Voters Chicago is sponsoring a forum between Ald. James Cappleman and challenger Amy Crawford at Preston Bradley Center, 941 West Lawrence (aka the People's Church).
•On Wednesday, April 1, there will be the first of two televised debates between the two candidates, and Buena Park Neighbors will be holding viewing parties for them both at Buena Beach Bar & Grill, in the Imperial Towers building at 4250 North Marine. There will be light refreshments, and food and drink specials. The televised debate will be on WTTW's Chicago Tonight program, from 7pm-8pm (doors open at 6pm).
•On Friday, April 3, Buena Beach Bar & Grill will once again open its doors at 6pm for a viewing party. This time the debate will be on CLTV's Politics Tonight, from 6:30pm-7pm.

UU Note: The East Lakeview Neighbors live debate originally scheduled at Temple Sholom has been cancelled, and the original times for the televised debates have been corrected. Please note the correct information above. We apologize for the earlier, inaccurate information.

20 hours ago

Updated 19 hours ago

Who do you love as a hair stylist?

Josh @ XO Studios at 3428 Broadway

44 hours ago

Updated 20 hours ago

Looking for a reputable eBay seller

Does anyone know of a reputable eBay seller (individual or business) that would sell some things for me and take a cut? In the city preferred. I haven't been successful finding a reputable business online.

  • Hey! I sell online everyday and even worked at an iSoldit on eBay store for about a year and a half. What are you wanting to sell?

  • L

    The valets won't sell china, unfortunately, and that's what I have. Some of the individual pieces sell for over $100. Willie, send me a PM and give me a link to your online store.

36 hours ago

Updated 20 hours ago

Seeking: Church rummage sales

If anyone knows of church rummages this spring and summer in Lakeview and Lincoln Park, can you post? I am aware of Francis Parker and St. Pauls.

  • Saint Andrew's annual Children's Garage Sale is Sat. April 18th in their gym at Paulina & Addison.

  • p.k

    I don't know of any other church rummage sales in that area but Quest Theater has a rummage sale around the end of June I believe. Also the Old Town Triangle Assoc. puts on a neighborhood garage sale one weekend in the summer. Lots of people will have garage sales memorial day weekend I'm sure. You can easily find listing online or just looking for signs on the street. St. Paul's rummage sale is in September.

20 hours ago

Missing white bag of clothes

Hello - I am missing a bag of clothes from Target that also contains borrowed dresses (some with tags). I believe I set it down next to my car yesterday on Cullom and Winchester and forgot to grab it before I left. If you happened to pick it up, please let me know. Thanks.

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42 hours ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Lost Wedding Rings

Please help me find my lost rings. The wedding band is rose gold with diamonds all the way around, the second band is plain gold. The engagement ring is platinum with a circle cut center stone and a halo of diamonds and diamonds on the band as well.

I really want these items back as they are very sentimental to me. There will be a reward and no questions asked if returned.

  • Not sure when you lost these, but I feel like a few days back or is it over a week someone had posted something about finding some ring. Maybe look back and see if that could be yours?

30 hours ago

Updated 22 hours ago

Custom planters roof deck

Hello looking for someone to built some planters for organic gardening on roof deck. Need dirt too ;)

  • Hammerman @ Lincoln Square Hammerman of Lincoln Square Tree House Builder

    Give me a call, Any size, Any design, Any were, Any wood, Lined Cedar would be the long lasting. Danny-773-425-0223

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Feb 08

Updated 42 hours ago

Found ring

I found a ring on the sidewalk on Pine Grove north of West Sheridan on the east side of the street in front of an apartment building. It's silver with a stone in the center. Please post if you lost a ring.

  • Hi,

    I lost my rings last October so this is a long shot but just wondering if the ring you found is a round cut, halo set engagement ring? If you have an email address I can send you a picture.

    Let me know, thanks!!

43 hours ago

Buena Park Neighbors Association general meeting tonight, Mar 30

Anyone know if the other candidate Amy Crawford is going to speak at this meeting too?http://us5.campaign-archive1.com/?u=5edc7046c63e6af8e633a406c&id=67ca616fd3&e=71c1c8212a

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4 days ago

Updated 45 hours ago

Lost black and white cat

Mila got out of her home on Lakewood between Diversey and Wolfram in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago on Saturday, September 6, 2014, and she is still missing.

Mila is a 3 year-old black-and-white cat with green-yellow eyes. Her back is black while her belly, chest and paws are white. She has black around her eyes and a little black button nose. Mila is micro-chipped and was wearing a black-and-white collar with her name and our number on it. The collar has no tags or bells attached.

See more photos of Mila: danielleg.com/mila

REWARD: $1,000

  • G.

    I'm always keeping my eye out for her. I hope she is safe with a family and you find her soon.

  • I was out walking my dog and saw a black and white cat with a collar, but I wasn't able to approach the cat because of my dog. I'm not 100% that it was Mila, but it looked enough alike her for me to write. This happened around 12:00pm today,...

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    I was out walking my dog and saw a black and white cat with a collar, but I wasn't able to approach the cat because of my dog. I'm not 100% that it was Mila, but it looked enough alike her for me to write. This happened around 12:00pm today, Saturday March 28th. This cat was in the alley behind 856 W Wolfram and ran into the yard behind/adjacent to this building. (I did go back outside after putting my dog in but didn't see it. I couldn't enter the person's yard.) I hope this helps!

  • Thanks JAdiversey. There is a cat that looks a lot like Mila living in the 800 block of Wolfram. That cat wears a collar with a bell or tag hanging from it. Mila also has a collar but it's black and white, and didn't haven anything dangling from it.

Mar 15

Updated 47 hours ago

Why didn't you tell me.......???

that Pompei, the pizza/italian restaurant, reopened on Sheffield and Wellington??? The only excuse I'll accept is that you didn't know either.

I'm wondering if they are affiliated with the original Taylor St. Pompei, or if this is another franchise deal.

  • G.

    Was surprised when I a saw the signage showing they were coming back. It's great to have them back. I don't eat there often, but the quality it good and service fast. I'm sure the Masonic crowd keeps them busy.

  • yoohoo Northcenter resident for 20+ years

    Well, I was finally able to give the "new" Pompei a try this weekend. I do admit it was not quite the same as the Pompei on Taylor St. It seemed very sterile. Also, the electronic menu boards through me off for a minute. I ordered a stuffed slice of...

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    Well, I was finally able to give the "new" Pompei a try this weekend. I do admit it was not quite the same as the Pompei on Taylor St. It seemed very sterile. Also, the electronic menu boards through me off for a minute. I ordered a stuffed slice of sausage and ricotta, something I haven't had in years. It was good, but the crust seemed different. Doughier maybe. It wasn't bad, just different.

    Now, let me tell you about something AMAZING about the "new" Pompei. They have a special dessert section. My son and I shared a Belgium waffle with Nutella, powdered sugar, and whipped cream. This is NOT for someone who is counting your calories, but if you want a dessert that will knock your socks off, please, try one of their waffles. Frickin GLORIOUS!!!

    Okay, I'm done playing food critic. I would recommend the "new" Pompei, especially, their desserts. :)

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Permit question

We are in the process of buying a new duplex in Lake View (yay!) and once everything is finalized will need/want to do some work on the unit including updating the kitchen and maybe some work on the above garage deck. I know a lot of the work will require city permits. Does anyone have advice on navigating those waters? We've only rented till now so I have no idea what we are getting into. Also any suggestions for designers and/or contractors is greatly appreciated! TIA!!!

  • d3 NOH

    The building department in this city is so corrupt it's amazing. Pay an expeditor or it's 3+ months. Total corruption, still continuing under Rahm.

  • Dusanmann Commercial construction vendor,broker,biz investor

    Jon above describe it just perfect. Be sure to hire someone who is known in the business and have good recommendation. Lot of people just looking for the cheapest price. Never go with the cheapest proposal. This is the project you live with. I do commercial only but I can definitely recommend some good remodelers.

Mar 23

Updated 2 days ago

Tour Ravenswood Elementary School

Ravenswood Elementary School has added tour dates to its regular schedule to accommodate CPS’ lottery acceptance announcements. Tours will be offered at 9 a.m. on:

Tuesday, March 24
Tuesday, March 31
Tuesday, April 14
Tuesday, May 12
Tuesday, June 9

Tours are led by Ravenswood parents knowledgeable about the school curriculum and activities. Visitors have the opportunity to see facilities, observe classrooms in action, ask questions and experience our school community firsthand. After the tour, the principal or assistant principal...

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Ravenswood Elementary School has added tour dates to its regular schedule to accommodate CPS’ lottery acceptance announcements. Tours will be offered at 9 a.m. on:

Tuesday, March 24
Tuesday, March 31
Tuesday, April 14
Tuesday, May 12
Tuesday, June 9

Tours are led by Ravenswood parents knowledgeable about the school curriculum and activities. Visitors have the opportunity to see facilities, observe classrooms in action, ask questions and experience our school community firsthand. After the tour, the principal or assistant principal will join the group for an open question-and-answer session.

Reservations are not necessary. To join the tour, enter the school through the main (center) entry doors on Paulina Street. Sign in at the security desk and proceed down the hall to Multi-Purpose Room.

  • SBloom architect, 26 years north side

    Another tour offered this Tuesday Morning!

Jan 24

Updated 2 days ago

Looking for radio (car) repair hobbyist/shop

I have an early 1990s car with a radio that seems to be acting up. Or, the speakers need their amps looked.

I need someone that can bench-test both.

I tried Yelp and Google. Neither are helpful. I guess it is a dying craft.

Anyone know of a hobbyist or electronics shop in Northcenter?

  • April in Lincoln Square resident 22 years

    Robin--Thanks for the info about pay-to-play in Angie's List. How did you learn of this? It's despicable!

  • SixtyTwoPercentWater Neighborhood Blogger

    All - I am still looking. Surely there is a guy/gal in a basement somewhere with a soldering iron and a box full of electronic parts looking for work.

    Thanks for the feedback. I will try another angle (look up electronics dealers and back into repair persons.)

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Mar 02 2014

Updated 3 days ago

Free concealed carry class - Northcenter

We are offering a free concealed carry class the weekend of March (March 28/29). The class will be eight hours each day and we will do the shooting qualification at Maxon's in Des Planes the following Saturday.

The class is limited to 40 people so if you are interested send us an email and we will send you the details.

Illinois has just been forced to allow people to protect themselves. Don't pass up this chance to take charge of your personal defense.

  • ANN1 xx

    Im confused. Is this class this weekend or was it last year?

  • Hammerman @ Lincoln Square Hammerman of Lincoln Square Tree House Builder

    Sure is funny! ???????????????? I thought it was this week, I didn't see the year. Just responded to it last week since I saw the dates of March 28&29. oh well too late anyway, ha!

Mar 20

Updated 3 days ago

Lincoln Square Concealed Carry Course

After your training you have a thorough understanding of:

The Firearm Concealed Carry Act
Justifiable Use of Deadly Force
Unlawful Use of a Weapon
How to draw your gun from a holster quickly and safely
What type of ammunition / gun is best to defend yourself
The various options on how to conceal your gun
When to shoot and when not to shoot
How to shoot without taking the time to use the sights
Much more…

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After your training you have a thorough understanding of:

The Firearm Concealed Carry Act
Justifiable Use of Deadly Force
Unlawful Use of a Weapon
How to draw your gun from a holster quickly and safely
What type of ammunition / gun is best to defend yourself
The various options on how to conceal your gun
When to shoot and when not to shoot
How to shoot without taking the time to use the sights
Much more…

Instead of merely a lecture class, you will spend time interacting with the instructor, other students, and even training with laser pistols in the classroom before we head to the range.

You can finish your 16 hours with all the training requirements for Utah, Arizona and Florida non-resident CCW permits in addition to your Illinois License! This will allow you to carry in 32 States.

If this is of interest to you contact us at chicagocarry@windycitymail.org and we will send you the details for the course.

  • I am interested as well. Just sent you an email.

  • ANN1 xx

    I looked at the calendar for Maxon and I don't see the class, when do you do the shooting?

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Updated 4 days ago

VIDEO of Wed 3/26 Mayoral Candidate Forum at Chicago State University

CAN-TV VIDEO of Wed 3/26 Mayoral Forum at Chicago State University is at:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5knj9dWsFoA
Chicago Mayoral Election Runoff Forum
Published on Mar 27, 2015

Election forum featuring Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, hosted by Chicago State University. This program was streamed and recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).

  • Robert Rohdenburg Activist Citizen

    This Mayoral Forum was held on Wed 3/25. a Fox32/Better Government Association Mayoral Debate was held on Thur 3/26, VIDEO of the Fox 32 Debate is at:VIDEO of the Thursday 3/26 FOX32/Better Government Association Mayoral Debate is at:(Note: I could not see the video due to an upgrade in the Adobe player that I could not make on my shared computer) VIDEO of the Debate is at:http://www.myfoxchicago.com/video?clipId=11281078&autoStart=true

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Cleaner for Shearling Coat needed

Can anyone recommend a good, reliable cleaner for a shearling coat in the Lincoln Square/North Center neighborhoods?

  • Julie Bean heavy coffee drinker

    Without a Trace on Bryn Mawr.

    They refurbished a leather jacket for me. I found the prices fair.

    http://www.withoutatrace.com

  • April in Lincoln Square resident 22 years

    Davis Imperial Cleaners on Bryn Mawr. They're near Without a Trace (on the other side of the street). Or, contact a local furrier for advice, since shearling is "real."

4 days ago

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