2 days ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Neighborhood arsonist is sure to appreciate the Christmas trees...

I see that once again some group has once again attached Christmas trees to the lightpoles around Lakeview. When they did it last year, it seemed like a boneheaded waste of money, since most were dead by early to mid-December. But now that we have a serial arsonist roaming Lakeview? You've got to be kidding me. What rocket scientist thought this was a good idea? I wonder how many will be used as kindling between now and January.

  • Wow spontaneous combustion X-mas trees. X-mas trees are cut starting in August, I'm amazed at all the tree lots that spontaneous combust.

  • Carter O'Brien lager beer rioter

    Mike is right. The real trouble comes in January when all of the never-watered Christmas trees are left in the alleys. They practically explode when idiots set them on fire.

38 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Would you like to answer a Letter to Santa from an underprivileged child?

Direct Effect Charities runs a Letters to Santa program and has 150 letters remaining to be answered. You can send them an email at directeffect@ameritech.net, let them know how many letters you'd like and where to send them. I answered 5 letters this year and it's so much fun. Here is a link to their Facebook;

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Direct-Effect-Charities-Gratitude-Cafe/156719901032365?ref=bookmarks

  • Great work being done here...

  • Thank you for sharing - what a great initiative!

  • No problem J Lynn! It is a pretty cool program and as about as hands on as you can get. Kids are asking for coats and school supplies :-(

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Updated 2 days ago

Attempted break in - laundry room

Someone smashed the glass of our building's basement around 1300 W Barry. We called 911 and when the police arrived, they stated that someone may have tried to get to the laundry machine to steal the money. People watch out.

  • Sometimes it doesn't have to be a break-in situation.
    When I had a condo in a Near North high-rise there was a rape in the laundry room in that the rapist was only staying with someone in the building and he was doing his laundry.
    While there he met a resident who was doing her wash, too, and she assumed that he was a fellow owner and let her guard down. Then he made his move.

  • @Becky - that's terrifying. Not 10 minutes before we heard the noise, I walked by that window to get food from a delivery driver.

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Power outage

Our power is out on the 4200 block of N. Wolcott. They said it should be back on by 1:00. Anyone else?

  • The lights flickered in the 4600 block of Ravenswood but we still have power. They are doing some pretty heavy construction over here. Maybe they hit something.

  • SBloom architect, dad and a half, 25 years north side

    Power was out on Wolcott & Winchester north of Lawrence for about an hour from just before 11 am to just before noon. Com Ed said about 2000 customers affected. Cause -equipment failure.

2 days ago

How We Operate: Thankful for Great Food at Moss:::

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

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Cinnamon Ice Cream

I fully admit this is a ridiculous question. Does anyone know of a place that sells cinnamon ice cream (store, shop, any place)? I've tried Mariano's and Jewel. I used to live in MN and during the holidays Kemp's would have it at the local grocers. I've heard that Blue Bunny also has it, but I haven't seen it at Jewel. (This is my mom's favorite and she is old and not well, so I'd like to find it before Thanksgiving.)

  • Menchie's Frozen Yogurt at River Point Shopping Center (Clybourn) has Cinnabon flavor and I am almost positive you can take it home by the pint. It's killer.

  • Whole Foods in Lincoln Park has a gourmet brand in pints Hope Mom feels better soon!

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3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Pens and pencil donation

I am an office supply hoarder. It doesn't help that my office supplier give us free samples of items. I have a shoebox of pens and pencils that I need to get rid of - does anyone know where I can donate these?

  • jasper1055 Roscoe Villiage

    My girlfriend is a 3rd grade teacher and is always looking for donations for their art projects.... Let me know and I can pick them up... I'm in Roscoe Village. Addison and Damen.

  • L

    I'm assuming Burley will take them. Arts of Life a nonprofit that works with adults with developmental disabilities would be another choice.

3 days ago

Lost Dog- Brittany Spaniel- Brown and White

Escaped from yard - 3500 block of Seeley
Please call 773-551-3370 if you see it
Thank you

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Your Pumpkin Pie is a fake, but Thanksgiving will be OK

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

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4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

A lot of police activity on Leavitt and Bryon

Does anyone know why there was so much police activity on Bryon and Leavitt tonight? 11/24 around 6:30.

Thanks

  • Actually I meant Bryon and Hamilton

  • Jason NC north center resident

    NBC was shooting a television drama on that block.

  • Frank H 71 Prodigal Northcenter native, back after 10yrs away

    That would explain why there were four unmarked white passenger vans idling at Byron & Hoyne at 5:30PM. I thought a dignitary was stopping by for a surprise visit.

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Dirt disposal

Any idea how to get rid of old dirt from container gardens? Looks like the yard waste disposal doesn't include soil. I have 20-30 gallons of potting soil used with vegetables for one season. Thoughts on where I can put this?

  • Can you spread it over your lawn or parkway?

  • Kathleen 12 year Wrigleyville resident

    I agree with above! I only rotate my soil every three years. I don't even cover my containers in the winter and always have beautiful flowers in the spring.

4 days ago

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Nov 19

Updated 4 days ago

$10 Classes at The Shift Coworking & Community Space

To our Lakeview Neighbors:

I'm excited to announce that here at The Shift we will be offering $10 classes, led by Industry Professionals as a way to make learning opportunities accessible to everyone.
Our class offerings will cover a variety of topics, from Entrepreneurship and Small Business Help, to Arts & Culture, to Health & Wellness, Legal Advising, and everything else in between.

All classes are open registration and held here at The Shift, a newly launched Coworking and Community...

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To our Lakeview Neighbors:

I'm excited to announce that here at The Shift we will be offering $10 classes, led by Industry Professionals as a way to make learning opportunities accessible to everyone.
Our class offerings will cover a variety of topics, from Entrepreneurship and Small Business Help, to Arts & Culture, to Health & Wellness, Legal Advising, and everything else in between.

All classes are open registration and held here at The Shift, a newly launched Coworking and Community Space located at 4101 N. Broadway.

To view our Event Calendar directly, please visit: www.TheShiftChicago.com/events.html
Or, just stop in! We give tours of our space all day and are always happy to provide free coffee, tea, or snacks to our visitors;)

If anyone has ideas and suggestions for classes, please let me know. We're always looking for qualified teachers too (and we offer compensation for teaching).

Hope to see many of you soon!

All the best,

Nicole Vasquez (Small Business Owner of The Shift)
773-360-1199
@TheShiftChi
nicole@theshiftchicago.com
www.TheShiftChicago.com

  • Jill W. Inter-American Magnet School advocate

    Thanks for your prompt reply. However, it seems unoriginal (and uninspired) to assume the name of a pre-existing venture. Use of the public library is gratis. Doesn't mean everything there is up for grabs.

  • The Shift Small Business Owner of The Shift

    Ouch Jill W. that hurts to hear you say! Our business name was created purely in reference to our own business models of "work shifts." I don't know why you are associating us with a completely different and separate entity or being accusatory towards us, but it's painful nonetheless.

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    Ouch Jill W. that hurts to hear you say! Our business name was created purely in reference to our own business models of "work shifts." I don't know why you are associating us with a completely different and separate entity or being accusatory towards us, but it's painful nonetheless.

    We are an independent, small business, with a simple goal of offering people in our community a place to work, learn, and socialize.

    Feel free to drop by anytime to say hello, and help yourself to free coffee and snacks.
    Wishing you a wonderful day and a Happy Holidays!

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Jul 22

Updated 5 days ago

Panera Bread at Ashland and School Falls Through; Target Development Not Happening

According to the latest flyers from Cushman &Wakefield, Panera Bread is no longer coming to Ashland and School and they are re-releasing it to market. Vitamin Shoppe is a go, and Target is no longer pictured on the map.

http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com/2014/07/panera-bread-at-ashland-and-school.html

  • Carter, that's a pretty limited view. The stockholders in both of those companies are all over the country, all over the world. If you have a 401(k) with mutual funds, YOU probably own some stock in both companies.

  • Carter O'Brien lager beer rioter

    Pretty limited view? We push for divestment where I work, and LaSalle bank was where I had my first bank account and Cash Station card.

Nov 12

Updated 5 days ago

Garden Help

Senior with bad knees looking for regular garden maintenance. St. Ben's area. Visit my lovely garden every two weeks or so and help me keep it in top shape. My lovely perennial garden was replanted in 2014. Let's hope it's less attractive to rabbits in 2015.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Contact Leonard at sureshove@gmail.com

  • Kate K CPS teacher and resident of North Center

    Hello- I am on the board of the neighborhood association and would like to see if I can help you find someone. Could you send me a message with your email address? Thanks!

  • Kate K.

    My email address is cbilina@comcast.net. Thanks for your response.

Oct 22

Updated 5 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!

  • Im licensed with the city and in business 23 years i do all my own work if u would like a free estimate you can call me at 773 203 3019 thanks mike

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Nov 05

Updated 5 days ago

Fireplace Project

I'm looking to have the surround on my fireplace (currently painted wood) redone, preferable with stone like my hearth. Does anyone know, or can anyone recommend, a contractor/tradesman/designer/company that would do that kind of project?

  • Yes Tim loves working with vintage and barn wood; he has done many projects with both. Call him up; have him come out.

  • My husband does the stone hes a gc but his speciality is stone masonry he just completed the tuckpoint on a 40 unit at 858 agaitite by u if u want to see his work his name number is 773 203 3019 mike McDonald

Nov 16

Updated 6 days ago

Looking for a worthy cause to donate childrens toys/home stuff to...

We like to rotate out our still-newish toys and home stuff. Rather than send to Salvation Army for resale, we were hoping to donate to a cause here in Northcenter. Maybe a shelter or support center for single moms/dads, etc.

Ideas? Recommendations?

  • Ravenswood Community Child Care Center (RC4) provides very affordable child care to teenage parents (in addition to full-paying parents from the community), so long as those teens are pursuing their high school diploma or college degree. To donate toys to these kids, you can contact the daycare directly (www.rc4cares.com) or contact Parenting PROgress (http://ravenscov.org/mission-outreach/parenting-progress/), a program that provides support for these parents and their children.

  • SixtyTwoPercentWater Neighborhood Blogger

    Thanks all for the recommendations. We went with HGS and they could not be any more appreciative of the donation. I feel like the things went to a good place.

6 days ago

Found keys

Found keys on parking across Affinity salon . Car keys with LAZ tag . Pick up keys in the salon. specify car brand name and show ID.

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Nov 20

Updated 6 days ago

Animal control SOS!

Animal control is completely full! because of this they will be killing many adoptable animals to make space. If you know anybody that can foster or adopt please let me know. Fostering is temporary (you have them until they are adopted) and free. Please share this to your Facebook statuses.

Nov 22

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Updated Nov 21

Snowbirds?

Yikes, this is the first time I've seen so MANY large flocks of migrating ducks/geese (?) overhead in such a short time. In the past few days, I've seen (and heard - they're loud enough to be heard inside, at which point I run outside to take a look) multiple flocks of what look like up to fifty/sixty or more birds flying in perfect formations...and headed south. Anybody else enjoying the show? Any birders out there know if this concentrated...

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Yikes, this is the first time I've seen so MANY large flocks of migrating ducks/geese (?) overhead in such a short time. In the past few days, I've seen (and heard - they're loud enough to be heard inside, at which point I run outside to take a look) multiple flocks of what look like up to fifty/sixty or more birds flying in perfect formations...and headed south. Anybody else enjoying the show? Any birders out there know if this concentrated of a migration is unusual? (And should I be buying my airline tix now to join them?). In the past, I've seen flocks migrating, but never so many in such a short time, directly over this area (St. Ben's). I guess it's not just OHare that's changing their flight plans.

  • A friend of mine saw a flock of sand hill cranes flying overhead!

  • Sunflower6876 Loving life in Lincoln Square!

    I was about to say, I think what you saw were sandhill cranes! So cool!

Nov 21

Looking for Parking Near St. Ben's

Hi! I am looking to rent a garage space near St. Ben's between now and January. Does anyone have any leads? Thank you!

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