Feb 23

Updated 3 days ago

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 Back from the sunny south

    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, dad and a half, 25 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?

Jan 31

Updated Jan 31

helicopters

Anyone know why there are helicopters over the neighborhood Saturday?

  • GCV New to North Center

    I was wondering the same thing. One was hovering over my house for a good 10 minutes and then flew west.

  • Definitely weird

  • Ernie Banks Funeral Procession

Jan 30

Updated Jan 31

Leavitt/Byron

Fire?

  • Does anyone know if the school or church were impacted?

  • Fast Freddy Grace and Leavitt

    I saw the fire. It was what appeared a small electrical fire on the back of a building. It was mostly smoke, not to bad. No one was injured and they puttvit out quickly. There was a lot of action for about an hour.

Jan 28

Updated Jan 30

Stop signs are not optional.

I know this is a recurring theme here on EB, but come on folks. I've watched numerous kids and parents walking to/from school nearly get hit by people coasting through intersections by Bell. It's only a matter of time before someone is seriously injured or killed.

  • Teamharman Back from the sunny south

    There's a certain expectation as a pedestrian that a vehicle will come to a stop at a stop sign. Rolling through a stop at 20+ MPH is not acceptable in any scenario. Period. Do some pedestrians walk without looking? Absolutely. But that is another conversation all together. When you are...

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    There's a certain expectation as a pedestrian that a vehicle will come to a stop at a stop sign. Rolling through a stop at 20+ MPH is not acceptable in any scenario. Period. Do some pedestrians walk without looking? Absolutely. But that is another conversation all together. When you are operating a vehicle (motor or otherwise) on a public way OBEY traffic rules. Period. If the intersection has a stop sign come to a complete stop. If the intersection is marked no right on red, don't turn until the light changes. If the speed limit is posted 30, drive 30 (or less). You're arriving at your destination a couple minutes earlier is NOT worth putting yourself or others in harms way.

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Jan 29

Updated Jan 30

Monthly parking spot needed please

Would anyone have or know of a monthly parking space for under $140 per month between Grace(3800N)-Montrose(4400N) and the Lake to Graceland Cemetery?My nephew is starting his lease in the 800 block of Cuyler next week. Posting here because I can't seem to get the Buena Park neighborhood to come up for posting. Thanks so much.

Helen

  • Teamharman Back from the sunny south

    Try the garage at Halsted Flats. It's just south of Grace on Halsted.

  • Try calling Scotland Yards, they have a lot at the corner of broadway and buena ave. you do have to call multiple times as they have weird hours and they take a bit to call back sometimes. There's also a parking garage at the apt building at the corner of buena and hazel, I believe they are called Buena Shores. Another place is the parking lot on Clarendon and south of buena ave, I believe they offer monthly parking as well.

Jan 27

Updated Jan 30

Christmas Tree Disposal

Do you know the proper way to throw out a real Christmas tree? Can it be put in an alley next to the garbage/recycling cans?

My neighbor asked me this question and I'm curious what the answer is.

  • RT Here

    It's a shame to see all these folks still dumping trees in the alley.

  • Holly 15 year East Lakeview Resident.

    I live in the Dakota building and we had 5 trees thrown in the alley. They sat there for weeks. If you are gonna buy a tree be responsible and know how to dispose of it properly.

Jan 23 2012

Updated Jan 26

Stolen vehicle

I watched a flat bed truck race up my alley (3900 block between Hoyne and Hamilton) with a black Jeep looking vehicle hanging off the back at 3:20 am,Monday Jan 23, 2012. When I ran to the alley and put a bright flashlight on the truck, the driver made a very wide turn westbound onto Hamilton knocking over several dumpsters in the process.

I called 911 and gave a description of what I saw, when I turned the scanner on, I heard the call go out across the 19th district, but didn't hear another thing about it.

If this was you vehicle stolen, contact me via EB and I will get back to you.

  • Anyone heard where they are dropping them recently? Mine was stolen a week ago from River West, have been searching craigslist and just drove up and down Wolcott along with Diversey and Damen.

    Kevin

  • My 2011 Ford Fiesta was stolen from the 3900 block of Oakley last night or early this morning. What's funny is this is the second time this happened to me on this street, last time was a black 2002 Jeep Liberty back in 2006, and it happened on a Sunday-Monday as well.

Jan 23

Updated Jan 23

Accident on Irving by Paul Revere Park

Anyone know what's going on or happened on Irving by Paul Revere Park? Streets totally blocked and many emergency vehicles.

Jan 20

Updated Jan 22

Why hasn't there been anything about the coming Via Lima Peruvian restaurant on Lincoln Avenue?

Seems like every other new restaurant in North Center/Lincoln Square gets covered by DNA Info or Chicago Reader or Chicago Mag, but there's silence on this one.

  • Jane Spec North Center resident

    Thanks LisaMV! I have learned something new! Much appreciated.. I honestly didn't think there was antisemitism hiding in the new Peruvian restaurant, it was just right after that news story had come out that I saw it and thought oh no! All that money spent on this ceiling and this has the potential to cause a real stir..I will see the design in a different more positive light now :)

  • Yep, definitely a symbol of peace the nazis flipped to serve themselves. I took a tour of the Buddhist temple in Chinatown and asked about it when we saw the symbol

Jan 20

Updated Jan 21

Former Veg Head space?

Just out of pure curiosity, does anyone know if a business is going in the former space across Lincoln from the CVS? I work in the area and somebody was asking me about it...

Jan 19

Updated Jan 21

Looking for someone to refinish and stain floors

Moving to Lincoln Square/north center area Feb 1 and we have about 1,500 sq ft of hardwood floors that need to be refinished and stained.

Can anyone recommend someone to do this work?

Thanks!

  • Roland C Hansen In the neighborhood since 1993.

    We used Mr Floor in Skokie. Did about 1300 sq ft. Had to move out though because all the furniture had to be moved and our apt done in two phases. Took one week. They did all the moving of furniture, and moving back, and the fllors are beautiful. Of course it's easier if your place is empty ;-)

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

    Call Dan Miller- I'm on Eastwood, Lincoln Square 773-425-0223 We do it all

Jan 15

Updated Jan 18

Tree Removal

In the past few weeks I have noticed a number of trees removed in North Center. Does anyone know if the removals are related to the emerald ash borer? Are more trees in NC scheduled for removal? Thanks

  • I wish they would hurry up and trim or remove the tree in front of my place. It tore up our roof and we had to get a new one, it drops huge branches . I have called about it so many times and even sent a letter. So far it is still there.

  • JGS

    I've been waiting years for a tree trim. I called several years ago to request it and have called a few times a year since. They always tell me I am still on the list....

Apr 23

Updated Jan 12

Peruvian Restaurant in "Expressions" spot?

Does anyone know whats going on at 4020 N. Lincoln? It's the storefront across from Starbucks that has had signage in the windows for years saying "Expressions, coming soon". I heard from the owner of Coles Appliances next door that it is being built out as a Peruvian restaurant. Does anyone have the scoop?

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