17 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.

Aug 16

North Side Summer Fest

Does anyone know anything about this? Food? Kid's area? Thanks.

Oct 16 2011

Updated Aug 13

XIPPO (Bar @ Damen/Grace) - Noise Out of Control!

These Xippo patrons are out of control. I can hear them coming a block away, then they congregate....And get louder and louder. I've called the police but of course they're gone by the time/if they show. Plan on letting the alderman know about it.

  • MayorOf47 W. Lakeview/Roscoe Village

    Kevin, among the problems with Xippo/Revolver/RussianMafia is the location. If it were a decent place,it would still be a neighborhood place not a destination. It's not a welcoming place for locals to stop in for a drink or have a bite despite all those outdoor tables. I've been there, but never welcomed there.
    I'd be happy to see anything else there.

  • Thanks for the heads up, Kevin. I never even noticed the sign changed back to Xippo until you posted (I live across the street from the bar). They 'appear' to have closed up shop for the past year with the exception of the occasional paint and wine party. It's been blessedly quiet ever since and it's been a joy. I hope this isn't a sign that their loud, obnoxious Eurotrash dance parties will resume and once again destroy our neighborhood's peace and quiet.

Aug 09

Updated Aug 11

McPherson School Campus Project

Construction on the McPherson School campus and playground will begin next week on the west side of the school. The west campus will include new walkways, landscaping, play spaces, play structures, and will be designed to improve storm water management on the campus. The east campus will include new walkways, landscaping, outdoor classroom space, a small performance space, a Little Lending Library and a variety of seating areas. The work on both sides of the school will begin in August and be completed around the end of September. If you have questions about the project or want to learn more about the school, please email kim@friendsofmcpherson.com.

  • robin in WRP Tired and Cranky

    Hi Kim - this is great to hear! Was the funding from CPS or a 501c?

  • Thanks for your question. The project is funded through a combination of state, local TIF, Aldermanic menu funds and donations from private donors. No CPS funds are being used for this project.

  • There is also a video about the project posted on the Friends of McPherson website. Phase I, which includes the playground and play spaces on the west side and the east campus landscaping redesign, will be finished this year. We are working to secure the necessary resources to complete Phase II, which includes the turf field and new parking configuration on campus, in 2015.

    Here is the link to the video from the ground breaking ceremony: http://www.friendsofmcpherson.com/2014/05/30/new-campus-project-gets-underway/

Mar 31

Updated Aug 08

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!

  • Lance Uppercut crazy cat lady

    Go you have Google?

  • Neighborly1~ Values community.

    @Lance, They are listed on all different (sometimes obscure) sites. Not all in one place and challenging to find.

Aug 07

Updated Aug 08

Rancid Smell in our neighborhood

Hey all: Bet everyone could comment on the house on the corner of Damen and Warner in NorthCenter. From pieces of cake, fish, leftover tacos by trees, coconuts in the gutters, to poor dogs left to wander in their own feces in a 7x7 cement space - can I report this and to whom? Many thanks!

  • Definitely call animal control...they are not taking care of their dogs properly.

  • Chibos Alex 5 yrs in NorthCenter

    I would also caution any dog owners to not let their furry companions wander near the trees by their house. Thanks all!

Aug 04

Updated Aug 08

Poisinonous moth balls in parkway

WARNING to pet owners/walkers/lovers: House on north side of 1900 W. Larchmont Ave block puts moth balls in their parkway. Not sure why, but not only smells horrible, but can be lethal to our pets/kids if ingested. Is this allowed on public property? This is where we take our dogs on walks.

Poisonous to: Cats, Dogs

Level of toxicity: Generally moderate to severe, life-threatening

Common signs to watch for:

•Vomiting
•Diarrhea
•Inappetance
•Lethargy
•Walking drunk
•Abnormal fluid accumulation within the...

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WARNING to pet owners/walkers/lovers: House on north side of 1900 W. Larchmont Ave block puts moth balls in their parkway. Not sure why, but not only smells horrible, but can be lethal to our pets/kids if ingested. Is this allowed on public property? This is where we take our dogs on walks.

Poisonous to: Cats, Dogs

Level of toxicity: Generally moderate to severe, life-threatening

Common signs to watch for:

•Vomiting
•Diarrhea
•Inappetance
•Lethargy
•Walking drunk
•Abnormal fluid accumulation within the body
•Excessive thirst or urination
•Potential injury to the kidneys
•Tremors
•Seizures
•Coma
•Death

Mothballs are pesticides that slowly release a gas vapor to kill and repel moths (and their larvae) and other insects. Mothballs are also used to repel snakes, mice, and other animals, though this use is not recommended and can be harmful to pets, children, and the environment. The chemicals in mothballs can be inhaled, absorbed through the skin, or absorbed through the stomach and intestines. Cats are more sensitive to the toxic effects of mothballs, but dogs are more likely to ingest mothballs. Clinical signs of mothball poisoning include vomiting, mothball-scented breath, pale or brown gums, weakness or lethargy, difficulty breathing, tremors, seizures, and organ failure (e.g., liver, kidneys).

If you suspect your dog or cat ingested mothballs, contact your veterinarian or Pet Poison Helpline immediately for life-saving treatment advice.

  • Robert, did you perhaps mean to post to another thread?

  • Robert Rohdenburg Affordable Housing Activist for ONE Northside

    Yes. I was not already signed into Facebook and wanted to add an update to SRO, Moratorium, and Chicago For All threads. Too bad you can't delete your own mistaken posts on Everyblock. Computers need virtual erasers on all comment sites, just like they have virtual scissors and paste.

Feb 26

Updated Aug 06

Zumba is now at St. Benedicts!

Come join the party and get fit at the same time. Zumba is now 2x a week at St. Benedicts, Saturdays from 10am to 11 and on Wed from 6:30 to 7:30pm. Everyone's first class is free and after is $5 drop in or buy 10 class passes for $30 ($3 a class). Open to both men and women ages 16 years and up.

  • mmccarren medical student

    Is this class still happening on Wed & Sat? Should we bring weights, yoga mats, etc?

  • Yes, the class is still on Wed from 6:30pm and Sat. at 10 am. Bring water and 1-3lb weights (if you have them).

Aug 04

Updated Aug 05

Shots Fired?

I was totally out of it but I'm pretty sure I heard shots fired last night. 3:30 AM-ish. Maybe 8 in a row. They didn't sound like fireworks. I thought I heard sirens as well. Couldn't really determine the source. Oakley and Irving-ish. In retrospect I should have called it in but I wasn't firing on all cylinders at the time. Anybody else hear this?

Jul 24

Updated Jul 25

In home piano lessons?

Can anyone recommend a piano teacher for my beginning level 7 year old? We'd like to have someone come to our house once a week for about 45-60 minutes.

Thanks

Jul 16

Updated Jul 16

Police cars & cyclists at Lincoln & Irving Park

There were a couple of police cars and a group of cops talking to some bicyclists at Lincoln/Damen on the north side of Irving Park by the Starbucks around 5:00 this evening. There was no ambulance, though I could have missed it, and didn't seem like there was a car involved. Anyone know what was going on?

  • UptownGirl Moved, so technically I'm now RavenswoodGirl.

    A young man (looked like a teenager) was cuffed and placed in a police car. I was sitting in the Starbucks, and another patron said he thought the kid had stolen a bike or attempted to steal a bike. The officers were talking to the bicyclists and looking at bicycles for quite awhile. No one in the Starbucks seemed 100% sure what was happening, though it went on for awhile.

Jul 15

Updated Jul 16

Drafting Table Free to Good Home

I have a good drafting table to give away to whoever can come take it from my basement. It opens to 5' high, base is 46" x 26", and it comes with an attached, rolling T square and a good light.

  • Do you still have this?

  • Rinda Landscape designer; North by Northcenter neighbor

    Yes. Are you interested? You can phone me at 773-575-1205.

  • I would be very interested in taking this from you. I will call you later this morning to see if still available

Jul 10

Updated Jul 15

Building adjacent to Irving Brown Line

Anyone know what's going up next to the Irving Park brown line stop?

  • Julie Bean heavy coffee drinker

    Kev- are you sure that the Julius Meinl on Ravenswood is a retail shop? I thought it was their offices.

  • CJL ...

    "Kev- are you sure that the Julius Meinl on Ravenswood is a retail shop? I thought it was their offices."

    It's their bakery AND a retail shop. 100% certain.

Jul 04

Updated Jul 11

Chic Squared Open House

Was walking around and found a new consignment store that was having an open house. Went in and found I could take in gently used clothing. Great place to recycle!

Jul 08

Updated Jul 09

Damen Irving and Lincoln incident

There was a car pulled over and a undercover cop car pulled over too there was someone laying on the ground with people surrounding him/her. I'm curious does anyone know what happened?

  • Yes during peak hours that's a bad area for pedestrians and cyclists alike.

  • Sighryn Roscoe resident

    I avoid that intersection even if I have to go the long way.

Jul 03

Updated Jul 04

Hardwood Floor Refinisher?

I'm searching for a reputable company to refinish old hardwood floors.

Any recommendations?

Thx!
Jen

Jul 01

Updated Jul 04

Selling our kitchen table

Hey Neighbors. We are trying to make some extra room in the house and have our old round glass kitchen table (and 4 chairs) to sell. Would love to get them out of the house by Thursday if possible. Table is in great condition, chairs may need reupholstering. $75 or best offer.

  • Still looking to sell this, anyone interested, I'm certainly willing to bring the price down.

Jun 30

Updated Jul 01

Police activity Damen/Berteau

Police have had Damen blocked off between Berteau and possibly Hutchinson for about 30 min now, anyone have any idea what's going on? A neighbor mentioned a suspicious package maybe... Just curious if anyone else in the area might know anything? Either way, storms here, so be safe!

  • Steamboat33 Cranky old man who loves Chicago.

    I heard the same thing, suspicious package. Totally guessing, but maybe on a bus as I noticed a CTA vehicle with lights flashing and it's residential all the way to Montrose.

  • Suspicious package (meaning some random box) in the street at Damen & Cullom. I didn't have a good angle on the intersection from my window to see what they actually did with it, but they really treated it like a potential bomb. Steamboat is right that its all just residential, so no idea what the target would've been.

Jun 28

Updated Jun 30

Trying to be neighborly

I walk my dog past a house on my block several times a day at different hours of the day. I've come to notice they are out of town and have left their in ground sprinklers on. I've tried ringing their bell and knocking on their door to be sure. They are definitely out of town. Their backyard which I'm assuming is where the water shut off is is on high lock down by a fence in both the back...

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I walk my dog past a house on my block several times a day at different hours of the day. I've come to notice they are out of town and have left their in ground sprinklers on. I've tried ringing their bell and knocking on their door to be sure. They are definitely out of town. Their backyard which I'm assuming is where the water shut off is is on high lock down by a fence in both the back and front. I called 311 to see if there was anything they could do, and they were worthless. I for sure would want someone to help me out if it was my house. Any suggestions on what else I can do?

  • Louie Just your friendly neighborhood blah blah blah

    Like the posting title says, trying to be neighborly.

  • Budlong Woods neighbor Chicago girl for life

    Wow Chicken. Comments like that really make me worry for our city. It's a neighborly thing to do and I applaud and thank Kristin for showing concern. That's what being part of a community should be - watching out for your neighbors, your neighbors watching out for you. It makes for a better, stronger, safer community. The mentality of "it's not my problem so I'm not going to do anything about it" is what is really dragging our neighborhoods down.

Jun 27

Updated Jun 28

Two FREE Desks!

Hello! Two office desks located on Ravenswood. Free to the first taker. You can call or text me for photo, size, pick up. I hate throwing perfectly good things in the dumpster. Take one, take both! 773-454-7112

  • Angel Angel

    Hi Neighbors! Thanks for the interest! Both of the desks were picked up and are in their new homes! Enjoy this spectacular day!

Jun 24

Updated Jun 24

Parking Secrets and Tips

Hi neighbors. We are in the process of moving our kids' art and sewing workshop from Roscoe Village to Northcenter (3907 N Damen.) There is a lot of road construction in the vicinity taking place until July 17 which consumes most of the local street parking. Most parents drop-off and pick-up for no more than 15 minutes max, usually less. Any suggestions for the interim (and while we await our new Standing Zone?) Thanks in advance!

  • CJL ...

    It's not ideal, as it's up the block, but you might ask MB if you could utilize a few spaces in their lot temporarily. Community's driveway + loading zone is also pretty spacious, and their timing of use might mesh with your need.

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