6 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Pest control?

A squirrel nested under our porch this summer and has left behind fleas, and possible the old nest. Does anyone have a referral for pest control or humane nest relocation if necessary?

  • You can put out the fertilizer "blood meal". It should deter the fellers. If not, there is also natural garlic sprays you can use to deter them. It works for deer, so I am positive it will work for squirrels.

    You can also make your own by rotting eggs in a jar with whole garlic cloves. Haha. Seriously. But it's a really bad bomb. That I would only do if nothing else works.

    Good luck!

11 hours ago

STEP TOGETHER: A Community Fun Walk

The date has been set, the locations have been confirmed, the children are pumped up for it, and the entire community awaits it. The Neighborhood Boys & Girls Club proudly presents its inaugural “Step Together: A Community Fun Walk” to take place on Sunday, September 14, 2014 (9am-12pm) to celebrate the beginning of a new school year.

The Neighborhood Boys and Girls Club has been an integral part of this community for over 80 years. We provide after school services...

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The date has been set, the locations have been confirmed, the children are pumped up for it, and the entire community awaits it. The Neighborhood Boys & Girls Club proudly presents its inaugural “Step Together: A Community Fun Walk” to take place on Sunday, September 14, 2014 (9am-12pm) to celebrate the beginning of a new school year.

The Neighborhood Boys and Girls Club has been an integral part of this community for over 80 years. We provide after school services to over 1,200 children a year. Our goal for this event is to unite the entire community, students & parents, promote community development, education, and bring the entire neighborhood together to support our schools, our students, and our community.

Students, parents, friends, families, and faculty from local schools and community organizations are encouraged to join us for the NBGC’s Back-to School Walk and Fair. The 3K community stroll begins at Revere Park/NBGC Fields, and continues through Horner Park and ends back at NBGC (the destination of our fun fair with refreshments and entertainment). All entrants receive a water and bananas and the first 300 to sign up receive a commemorative event t-shirt.

Why Walk?
-Spend a beautiful morning with your family and neighbors
-Get to know the people in your community and neighborhood schools
-Support the NBGC and learn of all the programs they offer for our young children
-Get information on local high schools and their programs, our local high schools are making great advancements in education

So please join us in this wonderful community event. Please visit www.NBGC.org for more information or call 773-463-4161. You can email Executive Director, Tom Krier at events@nbgc.org.

Call for more information and the opportunity to sponsor or partner with the event as a Sponsor and supporter of the community and education of our local students.

$10 per person
$25 per family of 4, $5 each additional family member

Aug 25

Updated 6 days ago

Ribfest featured on Food network tonight

Saw a promo for a Food Network show that features Ribfest. It's on Tonight (monday, aug 25th) at 9:30, "Eating America with Anthony Anderson". I assume it's our Ribfest since I could see my building in the background.
I also saw on DNAinfo that Bartoli's will be featured on the Cooking channel's, "Bite This with Nadia G." tonight at 8:30.
North Center representing!
http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140825/roscoe-village/bartolis-pizzeria-host-viewing-party-for-cooking-channel-appearance

  • To me, asking where you grew up (ie. in the past), I think it's fine to generalize. Or if she said "here", that means anywhere in Chicagoland to me. It threw me because the woman was almost rude about it. No need for that. You're right though...New Yorkers are pretty snooty about the B&T crowd.

  • I had a friend who used to tell everyone he was from the south side of Chicago, and by south side he meant Hammond, Indiana. C'mon.

Oct 16 2011

Updated 6 days ago

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.

  • 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.

  • Wow I didn't know EB brought back the old posts too.
    Still a few drunks passing through, but it's much better now that Xippo is gone.

Aug 22

Updated Aug 25

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.

  • CJL ...

    Nah, not without there actually being a permit posted. But from the commencement of underground work, to completion? You really think that can't be done in 5 months?

    Of course, the whole situation reinforces the view that it's impossible for a business to get things done in Chicago--if a large-ish,...

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    Nah, not without there actually being a permit posted. But from the commencement of underground work, to completion? You really think that can't be done in 5 months?

    Of course, the whole situation reinforces the view that it's impossible for a business to get things done in Chicago--if a large-ish, local, business like Malanti's can't get things to happen, then who can?

    But then, it's also possible that they like to do a single project at a time, and while the Oak Park Malnati's opened basically on time, the West Loop one (where Ina's was) appears to be a bit behind schedule. So that might be the main delay.

    In any case, barring acts of god, or too many plane shadows cracking the slab, there's no reason that they can't go from actively starting underground utility work to open in 150 days.

  • I hope I lose my bet.

Aug 16

North Side Summer Fest

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

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.

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