Aug 22

Updated 14 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 12

Updated 27 hours ago

Commercial Construction at Elston & Kedzie

Does anyone know what is going in at the former paint store under construction at Elston & Kedzie?

  • AC

    Not sure, but they are making a huge mess with the Styrofoam. They were sanding it down earlier this week and it looked like a blizzard was rolling through. There are pieces of it almost to Grace.

  • I was by there this morning and it's going to be.....wait for it......another mattress store! I guess you can never have too many mattresses.

38 hours ago

Updated 29 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

Mar 23

Updated Mar 24

Package theft: 3800 block of Leavitt

We had 2 packages stolen off our porch last Thursday. Just a warning for our neighbors! This also happened last Monday on the 3600 block of Bell.

  • CJL ...

    "Ups store will accept the packages for a fee-- I think it's $5"

    Can also 'subscribe' for $40/year, and re-route *every* package (if you like) for no added charge. (No, I don't work for UPS--just have contemplated the service).

  • L

    I eventually went with a UPS box. All packages regardless of shipper are sent there. It is an expensive solution, but one I had to live with.

Mar 16

Updated Mar 23

O'Hare noise complaints

New website for filing O'Hare noise complaints.

www.chicagonoisecomplaint.com

Great site! Enter your address once and file complaints as needed. I have a shortcut in my iPhone home screen. Filing a complaint takes only seconds.

  • Alaina 10+ years in 47th Ward

    I'm at Damen and Montrose and the air traffic hasn't bothered me at all. The street traffic is much, much louder. Different people, different experiences, I guess.

  • CJL ...

    "As I live near Western and Montrose I thought that the area impacted was further north"

    You're in a gap, most of the time. The new southern approach--which has most of the 747s on it--usually turns west just SW of Western and IPR. And they come in *much* lower than...

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    "As I live near Western and Montrose I thought that the area impacted was further north"

    You're in a gap, most of the time. The new southern approach--which has most of the 747s on it--usually turns west just SW of Western and IPR. And they come in *much* lower than they used to.

    I find it mildly annoying, and certainly would prefer that they don't *turn* so lcose to directly over head of my home. But, I've lived other places where, on the days that the approach or departure was overhead, were genuinely unpleasant to be outside. This is not that bad.

Mar 20

Helicopter?

Anyone know why there is a helicopter hovering over our neighborhood this morning?

Mar 17

Updated Mar 19

Be Careful Tonite and Always- As Reported Tonite on Channel 5 News

A few minutes ago Chanel 5 reported people are knocking or ringing homeowners bells posing as Gas employees and then robbing people. They said this is happening around Montrose and Clark. Don't open your door. Please call 911, then your phone tree (neighbors on all four sided). Be sure your porch is well let and that some interior lights are on in the evening so it appears that you are home. Always keep home, vehicle and garage doors locked. Lock windows or use ventilation locks.

  • There are post every other day on this site about unexpected knocks on the door that happen to be "utility" workers. Yet people keep opening up their doors to absolute strangers as if it is 1950....

    In the words of a former FLOTUS. Just stop,

  • re RP: If you are referring to Mrs. Reagan, it was "Just say no". Sadly, I am old enough to remember that anti-drug campaign.

Mar 14

Updated Mar 15

Alive Rescue

Adoptable dogs will be at Unleashed at 3320 N Western today at 12-3. Come stop by and say hello

Mar 12

Puppy needs his forever home

We can't believe we are still fostering "Bananas"! He is a lovely vetted 12 month old puppy and needs to find a good home. He is tall and skinny and most likely mixed with hound. He has a very sweet temperament and plays really well with other dogs! We have two large dogs of our own and Bananas gets along perfectly well with them. He is a very submissive dog. He knows how to sit (also to stay until released for dinner), walks on-leash like a prince, he happily goes into his new crate and is 100% house-trained. Please let me know if you're interested in learning more about Bananas and potentially adopting him! Please email jmeador2@gmail.com. Thank you!

Mar 09

Updated Mar 12

Tap water smell?

Anyone else suddenly have different smelling and tasting tap water? Just wondering if it's my problem or the cities.

Mar 10

Updated Mar 11

Parked Car Blocking Crosswalk

This car with expired plates has been here for over five days. It's blocking not only the crosswalk, but also the park entrance.

Also, the owner installed a metal column protector and a steering wheel bar. Doesn't want to take the chance someone will hotwire and steal this beater.

Hopefully this doesn't turn into another car insurance argument.

  • Mike from The Square Lincoln Square Circa 2004

    It's been towed.

  • Bill Near Rockwell L

    Gotta wonder about people. Column protector and steering wheel bar but parks where it's sure to be towed.

Feb 23

Updated Mar 03

Thoughts on Bad Dog being Gone?

What are the thoughts on Bad Dog Tavern being shuttered?

  • Botkin Kinch: the knife-blade

    I got the worst food poisoning of my life from their ahi tuna tacos. It was a very memorable experience.

  • Whoa nelly! Eating raw fish from a burger and fries bar? If you did that before I think you were really lucky.

Feb 24

Updated Feb 25

Missing campaign signs

Someone took the two campaign signs off our front lawn as well as our neighbors, very odd.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Not odd, just standard Chicago politics

  • Who were the signs for?

  • Before or after the polls closed? If it was after, please let me know who the signs were for, I'm voting for him/her next time. I'm sick of all the campaign trash that candidates leave all over the neighborhood, especially outside polling places and around the el stops, and never bother to police up.

Feb 24

Updated Feb 25

Butt of your joke?

While you may think it funny to deposit cigarette butts on someone's stoop, I find it tragic. Neither my wife nor I smoke and we don't appreciate the deposit of cigarette butts made on our front porch. Please kindly make a timely withdrawal. Oh, and an apology might be warranted on this one.

  • Teamharman Loving life in Northcenter!

    Again, it was a specific act of someone (one of my wonderful neighbors) collecting butts and placing them on my stoop as if my wife and I were their long lost owners. I'm passive aggressively shaming them here as I don't know who the culprit(s) was/were. Neither my wife nor I smoke.

  • Oh, I miss understood. That's just wrong!

Feb 23

Updated Feb 25

Donating magazines, any ideas?

We have several magazine subscriptions and are looking to donate many months worth rather than recycle them. Does anyone have any ideas of where we can donate them in our community?

  • Wendy Small-town living in the big city

    + 1 for Ravenswood Community Services. 1757 W. Wilson!

  • Also, the Lakeview YMCA takes donated magazines, I think.

Feb 22

Admissions Event/Open House, February 25, 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.

When you tour St. Viator you will have the opportunity to observe how our mission and values are translated into the classroom. We believe every student has the opportunity to achieve academic excellence through fun and innovative instruction, which instills a strong reading and STEM foundation and fosters a life-long love of learning. Throughout their tenure at St. Viator, our students learn to respect the uniqueness of each individual and have compassion for everyone, especially those in need of our service. These values are at the core of everything we do and we hope you agree that this creates a welcoming and exciting place for your child to learn.

Mar 02 2012

Updated Feb 20

Looking for a fish fry in the area.

Hey folks, anyone know of a good fish fry in the area??

  • Inactive user

    The Irish American Heritage Center on Knox has all-you-can-eat fish fry during Lent on Friday nights - the rest of the year, it's single order. Their building is beautiful and there's a lot of other stuff going on there - dance, music, art - worth checking out.

  • Definitely try St. Ferdinand's! Not an "all-u-can-eat" but very good size portions, with all the sides! Weekly theme night with entertainment for the whole family!! But above all, the fellowship is what makes it so popular! Nothing like being a part of the true meaning of the Lental season!!

Feb 19

Updated Feb 19

Fast super burrito GONE

1924 w irving......Walked by yesterday after work & saw front door wide open.. Looked inside & the place had a fire. Didn't hear anything on news or here on EB. It was a quick in & out place for a Mexican meal , going to miss them , hope they are all OK.

  • Shelly Lifelong suburbanite, now in South Lakeview.

    I guess it was around 5:20ish...

  • Shelly Lifelong suburbanite, now in South Lakeview.

    Nope...we were both incorrect...according to the fire department page, it was 11ish in the morning...called in around 11:30

Feb 15

Updated Feb 16

Delivery

Looking for great delivery food in the hood. Would like options beside grub hub or delivery.com. Looking for local restaurants that will deliver to Belmont and Western area. Thank you so much !

Feb 13

Spa day for moms date change - Sunday 2:00-4:00

Spa Day to Pamper Mom
Sunday, February 15, 2015
2:00-4:00
Tired? Overworked? Need a break?
Come join us for an afternoon of rest and relaxation. We want to show all the moms that work so hard all week that we appreciate you!

On the agenda:

drinks and socializing with other mamas
facial: do-it-yourself facial, which includes cleansing, exfoliating, a cellular renewal and hydrating mask, and a deep moisture treatment. It makes your skin look and feel amazing!
massage: chair massage will be available by a certified massage therapist for $1/min
relaxation/meditation

Feb 13

Updated Feb 13

Spa Day for Moms

Tired? Overworked? Need a break?
Come join us for an afternoon of rest and relaxation. We want to show all the moms that work so hard all week that we appreciate you!

On the agenda:

drinks and socializing with other mamas
facial: do-it-yourself facial, which includes cleansing, exfoliating, a cellular renewal and hydrating mask, and a deep moisture treatment. It makes your skin look and feel amazing!
massage: chair massage will be available by a certified massage therapist for $1/min
relaxation/meditation

Held at Picnic: A Gathering Spot for Families with Young Children
3717 N. Ravenswood
SUite 219 E

  • This afternoon?

  • Picnic Picnic: A Gathering Spot for Families

    Oops! No, it's Sunday afternoon! I'll see if I can edit and asd that!

Feb 11

Bidding Site on Facebook

Come and join this new group on facebook. Starting bids are $1, $3, $5, $10. Its addicting and fun! Love To Bid (Portage Park, Norridge, Avondale) https://www.facebook.com/groups/549038008560767/

Feb 04

Updated Feb 07

Housing tax appeal?

Hello how can you genuinely lower your housing tax. Im doubting the process but can't help wondering? Anyone done it successfully?

  • Nis

    I appealed last year through Commissioner Gainer's office and they got me over $1000 reduction. Her assistant, Abin Kuriakose, did everything and it was super easy and free! Here's his email abin@bridgetgainer.com Apparently, you can appeal twice a year and all you have to do is contact their office and tell them to file the paperwork.

  • robin in WRP, what money did you waste? Every lawyer I know of handling property tax appeals does so on contingency; if he got a $97 reduction, you only paid him 1/3 or maybe 1/2 of that.

Jan 12 2012

Updated Feb 04

Alderman Pawar: MISSING IN ACTION at Crucial Community Ward Remap Meeting

Dear Alderman Pawar,

I hope you had an enjoyable, relaxing night last night, because the rest of the North Side was trying to FIGURE OUT WHAT'S GOING ON WITH THE NEW PROPOSED WARD BOUNDARIES!

THERE WERE OVER 20 NORTH SIDE ALDERMAN IN ATTENDANCE LAST NIGHT, including big names like Alderman Mell, Moreno, Fioretti, Smith, Colon, Solis, Waguespack, Cappelman, etc.....

BUT WHO WAS NOT IN ATTENDANCE.....? Alderman Pawar

Our elected "advocate" was nowhere to be found.... and as a result, the...

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Dear Alderman Pawar,

I hope you had an enjoyable, relaxing night last night, because the rest of the North Side was trying to FIGURE OUT WHAT'S GOING ON WITH THE NEW PROPOSED WARD BOUNDARIES!

THERE WERE OVER 20 NORTH SIDE ALDERMAN IN ATTENDANCE LAST NIGHT, including big names like Alderman Mell, Moreno, Fioretti, Smith, Colon, Solis, Waguespack, Cappelman, etc.....

BUT WHO WAS NOT IN ATTENDANCE.....? Alderman Pawar

Our elected "advocate" was nowhere to be found.... and as a result, the 47th ward had no elected representation at this crucial Ward remap meeting of 20+ north side Alderman and approximately 1,000 concerned citizens in this standing room only community meeting (the article said 400, but there were way more people there!).

You would think as a rookie alderman, Alderman Pawar would fight even harder to prevent the 47th ward from being "carved up" by the more senior neighboring Alderman.... but "Mr. No Show" decided this meeting wasn't important enough, and that we can "call 311" if we have a problem with our changing Ward Boundaries.

One of the largest community meetings regarding the redistricting of Chicago's Wards took place last night at DePaul University's Student Center. This meeting specifically focused on the LACK of advocacy and voice north side alderman have had in this redistricting process, and because of it, many of our traditional Wards may likely see dramatic changes if these proposed maps are selected (see tribune article).

Concerned residents of these North Side Wards were on hand to voice their opinions, and share their disdain with the current proposed maps: "That was in evidence Wednesday night, as more than 400 people, including more than 20 aldermen, turned out for the first public remap hearing at DePaul University in Lincoln Park."

Your response would be appreciated :)

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-chicago-ward-remap-0112-20120112,0,3011069.story

  • Jeff. Why put out a 3 year old posting, knowing that many people will think that it is current. A bit disingenuous, I would think. I would like to hear more about the candidate that you are supporting (in a different thread) than re-hashing 3 year old information.

  • jeff f life time neighborhood resident

    David,

    Again, when the NCNA invite was sent to me from my block club guy, the very language about NCNA members only could submit questions to candidates caused me to react due to time constaints and the pure thought that the invite may only get published to NCNA members which...

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    David,

    Again, when the NCNA invite was sent to me from my block club guy, the very language about NCNA members only could submit questions to candidates caused me to react due to time constaints and the pure thought that the invite may only get published to NCNA members which I am not, don't even live in that area. Quickest list I could get were old political threads and post to them. I, again, am not supporting Fiedler at this point. But I want the debate, the discussion, the followup questions. Again I want to know how the Uber ordinance was so good for the taxi system now in place, and beyond the techinical differences, how are cabs differnt from Uber, how will Uber revenue be collected by the city, will the city take any revenue hit by favoring Uber over cabs and, wait for it, allow a cab driver to ask that question to both candidates. That's it

Feb 02

Thank You

A big Thank You to my neighbors that helped me get my car to my garage when I got stuck on Washtenaw turning into our complex. They were amazing and kind. I never would have made it home if it were not for their kindness. Thank you!!! I hope you enjoyed the game after you left me.
😃
Your Belmont Neighbor

Dec 22 2011

Updated Feb 02

Real Estate Agent needed

I need an agent to prepare a CMA for a single family home in North Center. Anyone interested or know of someone who might be?

  • maribel Realtor, Consultant, Friend

    Scott, kindly contact me at your convenience to chat about your property cma request.

    I live, work and play in Northcenter and would appreciate the opportunity to assess your home and to chat about your specific market place. find more info at... MaribelSelva.com

    Thanks and warm regards.

  • C. McGeary Roscoe Villager

    Debra, Scott's post is from 2011. You should check the dates of the posts you're replying to before you hit "Post." Wouldn't want prospective clients to think you don't pay attention to detail, right? ;)

Feb 01

Need snow plowed?

Call Saima 847-571-6248

Jan 30

Updated Jan 31

Does your multi unit building recycle?

Apologies if this is old news but thought it was interesting site. If you want to report a multi unit building of five or more units that doesn't recycle (not for punitive reasons - just to help document the extent of the issue) this website is set up to do just that http://www.mybuildingdoesntrecycle.com/about

  • SBloom architect, 26 years north side

    Wow. I just checked out the MyBuildingDoesn'tRecycle website. Lots of multi-units in the hood that are not recycling. Thanks to those who submitted reports. Shame on those non-compliant building owners.

  • The year is 2015, but appearently the waste industry or the entire Country can not develop a machine that can sort trash? Or could it be that it is cheaper to have a bunch of people sort it for free and feel good for doing so?

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