15 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Alley Exiting

This morning a car driving down an alley failed to slow down while approaching the end of the block and nearly plowed into my daughter at the sidewalk. They both slammed on the brakes (she was on a bike) and luckily my daughter stopped before the alley. The car stopped past the alley and would have slammed into her.

Sadly this is not the first time I've seen this. We walk to the school every morning and cars are often...

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This morning a car driving down an alley failed to slow down while approaching the end of the block and nearly plowed into my daughter at the sidewalk. They both slammed on the brakes (she was on a bike) and luckily my daughter stopped before the alley. The car stopped past the alley and would have slammed into her.

Sadly this is not the first time I've seen this. We walk to the school every morning and cars are often failing to slow down and stop at the end of blocks despite blind corners. Could everyone who uses these alleys, please slow down? It is better than injuring or killing someone and have that tragedy in your life and the life of others.

  • I walk my dogs at 6 am, and there's just as many jerks out that early too. I guess they feel it's ok to blow through stop signs since it's so early.

  • I was *never* a fan of the courtesy honk, as I thought it was rude and disruptive to neighbors. However, I started doing it lightly for lack of a better solution. As someone who uses the alley to get my car in/out of my garage, no matter how slow I...

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    I was *never* a fan of the courtesy honk, as I thought it was rude and disruptive to neighbors. However, I started doing it lightly for lack of a better solution. As someone who uses the alley to get my car in/out of my garage, no matter how slow I approached, there were just way too many instances of pedestrians and bicyclists not paying attention and walking blindly into the alley:/ The situation you described is not OK though, as alleys are not through-streets, and have speed bumps for a reason! I often see people jet down our alley without any regard and it's infuriating.

Jun 05

Updated 6 hours ago

Is there any non-permit parking close to the Ravenswood Metra?

How do commuters park around that station? Any insights appreciated.

  • That area is technically covered by the "Ravenswood" EB area, but for good answers I think you should re-post this under Lincoln Square or Andersonville. Of course, it's also possible that Metra-parkers don't want to give up their secret parking spots!

  • Hello Neighborgal. I work next to the Metra station, and as far as non-permit spots, I know the first side street, Ainslie (going north) and the one after it, Argyle don't have permits...from what I remember. Not sure if they added signs. Just drive through there early on a weekday and see what you can find.

  • Mike from The Square Lincoln Square Circa 2004

    Come park on my street. Seems like everybody and their brother who DOESN'T live here parks and then moseys on off to wherever but a house on our block.

33 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Carpenter??

Wondering if anyone knows of a good carpenter in the area. I would like to have my front porch landing and stairs redone - replace painted boards with stained wood on treads and repaint.

15 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Thursday morning fight in east lakeview?

Did anyone hear a fight early Thursday morning around surf and sheridan? It sounded pretty ugly but by the time I tried to get to a window it was over.

16 hours ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Recent Mice Infestation in our Building

Just moved to the North Center this summer in the neighborhood that borders the river near Campbell and Pensacola, I was wondering if any other neighbors have had recent mice issues in their buildings or homes. My management company and veteran building neighbors say it is the first infestation they have seen. Several neighbors have moved out this month some due to the problem. Has anyone had any success with eradicating mice as a renter, if so any advise you can pass along about my rights or steps I can take to get the management company moving on fixing the problem.

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    Do you have a "pest clause" in your lease? If not, contact the Renters' Rights office

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Theater events: 'Rick Bayless in Cascabel' gets extension

...winning "Disgraced." AracaWorks debuts its latest efforts on Aug. 9 at ATC's home at 1909 W. Byron St., Chicago. Featured plays include: David Bar Katz's "Ask/Tell" about a gay soldier shot...

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...circus arts and a love story. Performances run through Aug. 31 at The Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. (312) 337-0665 or lookingglasstheatre.org...

...has created. Previews begin at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at The Den Theatre, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. The show opens Aug. 10. $30 Friday and Saturday; $75 Saturday and Sunday. See...

...as Iago. Cocktail reception at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, at Gale Street Inn, 4914 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, followed by a 2:30 p.m. performance of "Othello" at 4802 N. Milwaukee...

...N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, followed by a 2:30 p.m. performance of "Othello" at 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. $25. Register at events.dailyherald.com...

...world premiere "The Dueling Gentlemen," opening Friday, Aug. 1, in the third floor loft at 1914 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. Performed without dialogue, the story examines the dissolution of the friendship between two performers...

...and directed by Kurt Johns. Previews begin Friday, Aug. 1, at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. It opens Monday, Aug. 4. (773) 404-7336 or greenhousetheater.org...

...Theater Chicago hosts a Red Party beginning at 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at 3031 N. Honore, Chicago. A fundraiser for the company's American Sign Language production of "Romeo and Juliet...

...captioning and American Sign Language production at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, at 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. The adults-only performance is about the search for love and self. (773) 871...

• Trap Door Theatre, 1655 W. Cortland Ave., Chicago, hosts the premiere screening of David A. Holcombe's film "Graffito" about the street artists of Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood. See softcagefilms.com.

...side project theatre company's Chicago premiere of "Miles Away" begin Monday, Aug. 4, at 1439 W. Jarvis St., Chicago. Christine Whitley's three-hander centers on a couple of pool hustlers on the...

...The newly renovated MCL Chicago (formerly Studio BE), at 3110 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago, hosts improv groups beginning at 8 p.m. Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays...

...returning home after multiple deployments in Iraq, opens Thursday, Aug. 7, at National Pastime Theater, 941 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago. Produced by Genesis Theatrical Productions, the show is directed by Kay Martinovich and stars...

...Andrew J. Daniels play the opposite gender in various improvised situations. Also at Annoyance Theatre, 851 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, is "The Broken Gay Folk Revue: Stories and Songs to Scare You Sexless," which...

...BoHo Theatre, in residence at 7016 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago, has announced its 11th season. It begins Feb. 13, 2015, with the musical "Ordinary...

...be a survivor of the Titanic. The season concludes in October 2015 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, with "Dogfight," the stage adaptation of the 1991 film with music and lyrics by...

• The Second City recently announced the expansion of its training center at Pipers Alley, 230 W. North Ave., Chicago. The additional space will be used primarily for classrooms, digital production, theaters and a screening room.

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Little Free Library

Now operational at Montrose/Seeley too..

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Jul 13

Updated 29 hours ago

Let us clean up the mess

Looking for a reliable independent cleaning crew for your home? Well here we are! We have many years of experience along with many long term clients who would gladly provide referrals. Feel free to reach us at 773-858-0926 to schedule a free estimate at your preferred date and time. Look forward to hearing from you!

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    Grace is Exhibit A for EB's lack of enforcement of its policies. Her entire posting history (4 threads started; 54 comments) is business advertising. Would YOU hire someone to come into your home who so brazenly ignores instructions and breaks the rules?

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    Grace is Exhibit A for EB's lack of enforcement of its policies. Her entire posting history (4 threads started; 54 comments) is business advertising. Would YOU hire someone to come into your home who so brazenly ignores instructions and breaks the rules?

    What do you say, EveryBlock? Perhaps you should "clean up the mess."

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  • Awesome post. Hate seeing all these anti small biz comments. Must be democrats.

33 hours ago

If They Build it We Will Park – So Why Require More Parking With Every New Construction Project?

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4 days ago

Updated 36 hours ago

Anyone else hold their child back from CPS

This is a big concern of mine as my child is eligible for kindergarten this fall but I honestly feel he isn't ready emotionally or academically. I decided to hold my son back and he will start kindergarten next year at a private school. My plans are to send him there until 1st or 2nd grade. Is it possible to switch to a cps school at a later date? Any advice or recommendations?

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    A&K - Our daughter attended CPS schools (Decatur Classical and Whitney Young), schools consistently nationally recognized for excellence

  • A&K

    My husband made the previous comment. Now it's my turn :)
    Do what is best for your child. If you choose to come back to CPS you may request the grade your child is to be enrolled so long as it is not above the norm age level grade unless...

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    My husband made the previous comment. Now it's my turn :)
    Do what is best for your child. If you choose to come back to CPS you may request the grade your child is to be enrolled so long as it is not above the norm age level grade unless you have appropriate paperwork to prove they belong a year ahead. The only time that grade level placement will be a potential concern is when your child is in middle school. If your student will be 15 prior to September 1st, they will be automatically enrolled as a high school freshman. It's a bizarre concept but that's how most school systems function.
    Personally, have mixed feelings about private schools, like any school system there are good and bad. If your child needs additional support (such as a 504 or an IEP) please do yourself a favor and go to public school. CPS handles all educational support services for students with IEPs and 504s in the city and it is much, much easier as a parent to have those handled at the school your child attends with teachers and counselors who work with your child daily.

    If you're still looking outside CPS, check out Montessori schools when you're scoping out options.

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Found Keys Paulina & Fletcher

Found a set of keys in front of my house near the corner of Paulina and Fletcher on 7/30/14. There's 8 keys and a car opener on a white leather wristlet. There is a special identifying key, if they are your keys you should be able to tell me what it is.

2 days ago

Updated 43 hours ago

USPS Message

I received a notice today from my mail carrier that due to a new policy our mailbox must be moved to the ground level? I'm wondering if anyone else received this. The notice seems fishy seeins as I don't see some mass exodus of folks moving their mailboxes off their houses. My gut is that she doesn't like our dog barking at her when she comes up the stairs. Now before everyone gets on that, the dog is enclosed in...

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I received a notice today from my mail carrier that due to a new policy our mailbox must be moved to the ground level? I'm wondering if anyone else received this. The notice seems fishy seeins as I don't see some mass exodus of folks moving their mailboxes off their houses. My gut is that she doesn't like our dog barking at her when she comes up the stairs. Now before everyone gets on that, the dog is enclosed in the house and has NO way of getting out, she's just barking in the window which is closed when we're away.The claim of "multiple stairs" is insane, since we have a 10 stair staricase like every other single family home in the neighboorhood. Any idea what to do about this or debunk this "policy?" I attached a photo of the notice.

  • GCV New to North Center

    Interesting. I live in North Center as well and have about the same amount of stairs to access our mailbox. I'll be on the lookout of a similar notice.

  • L

    It is B.S. There was another posting about the same thing a few weeks ago from Roscoe Village.

    Read this thread: http://chicago.everyblock.com/talk/apr21-mailbox-notices-6096814/

  • It's only supposed to be for new construction. Any new house is supposed to have their mailbox at the bottom of the stairs. But they don't really enforce it. Our mail carrier said he didn't care about walking up the stairs.

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Mar 31

Updated 2 days ago

Free Paper Shredding Events

I'm always looking for free shedding events because I'm gradually clearing out papers and files. If you hear of any, can you post them on this thread? We can keep this thread up on an ongoing basis to let people know as they come up.
I am looking for events on the North Side of Chicago and maybe Evanston, Skokie, etc.

Thanks!

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Local Business

Does anyone know what they are putting at the corner of School and Ashland? Across from the Whole Foods.

  • Strip mall w vitamin shoppe and others, I think panera backed out. Yes old bank lot.

  • They can start work at 7, but they cannot use heavy machinery or create a noise disturbance before 8. If they are being loud enough to disturb residences prior to 8, I think they are violating the noise ordinance. I have found my alderman's office to be very helpful in these situations.

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Jul 22

Updated 3 days ago

Hit & Run - looking for car

I was hit by a car this morning. A nice bystander took down the plates, but the drive took off before help arrived. CPD ran the plates but did not find anything, I want to find this driver. The accident was near Ravenswoood and Berteau. I am looking for a white Mazda CX7 with TEXAS plates (similar to CS8 S061, but apparently that's incorrect). Please let me know if you see this car in your neigborhood.

  • I'm glad she has insurance, but hit and run--I hope the driver sees the inside of a jail cell. Glad you're recovering.

  • Kristin, were you on foot or on a bike?

3 days ago

Invisible Sustainability: Starting from the Drawingboard

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4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

North Center Pedicure Recommendations

Hi Can anyone recommend a place for a good pedicure in North Center or nearby?

Thank you

  • Mary F 18-year resident of Lincoln Square

    I second Sejour. The pedicures I've had there were meticulous and lasting. The atmosphere is lovely.

  • Salon Yves on Roscoe and Bell. 25 bucks.

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L3 Capital's plans for 3345 - 3355 N. Lincoln Avenue

L3 Capital just bought a large section of N. Lincoln Avenue and here is the flyer for the latest building buy-out of 3345 - 3355 N. Lincoln Avenue.
http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com/2014/07/l3-capitals-plans-for-3345-3355-n.html?spref=tw

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6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Loud boom at 3am?

did anyone else hear the very loud noise in the alley on the 1800 block of West Warner last night. Maybe an M80? only saw smoke.

  • We definitely heard it on Wolcott. Woke us both up. It sounded very close to our place whatever it was.

  • Stephen Boisvert Lakeview pedestrian

    I heard it at Broadway and Barry.

  • I thought it was a tire blowout because I saw an idling SUV outside after the noise woke me up. Could have been unrelated though!

5 days ago

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How Green Roofs, Green Space, and Green Design affect the Heat Island Effect in Chicago

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6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

It's a long walk to 6000 North

I was at the mouth of Diversey Harbor at about 2:00PM today when my bicycle chain derailed. Before I realized what had happen, a nice young man diagnosed the problem and fix the derailment for me. I probably would have figured it out, but if not, I would have to walk back to 6000 North. Thanks again!!

  • sly-3 donkey wrangler to the stars

    nice to see there's some decent folk out there. make sure you pay that forward, homie.

  • I ride the whole trail sometimes and always carry my Ventura card with me just in case I have a problem like this.

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