11 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Leavitt/Byron

Fire?

  • Jane Spec North Center resident

    The apartment building on the NE corner is empty and slated for demolition. Wonder if its that building and if a squater got in and started a fire to keep warm..

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

12 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

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

2 days ago

Updated 8 hours ago

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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43 hours ago

Updated 19 hours ago

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.

3 days ago

Updated 24 hours ago

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 4 days ago

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?

Jan 11

NorthCenter Property Tax Referendum

Did the referendum asking for a supplemental property tax supporting enhanced city service for the NC neighborhood pass last election?

Jan 02

Updated Jan 04

Found dog

Found him on roscoe and Oakley. Maybe a chow mix. Mostly white and black. Posted on lost dogs of Illinois. Is microchipped but phone number might be turned off.

Dec 26

Updated Dec 29

Shootout at 7-Eleven at Montrose and Mozart

After an armed man pointed a gun at the head of 60-year-old convenience store clerk Ibrahim Rahmoun, he and his boss grabbed a gun and took action leading to an exchange of gunfire outside a Northwest Side 7-Eleven.

“The guy shot two bullets at us,’’ said Rahmoun. “We shot back at them. We shot eight.’’
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After an armed man pointed a gun at the head of 60-year-old convenience store clerk Ibrahim Rahmoun, he and his boss grabbed a gun and took action leading to an exchange of gunfire outside a Northwest Side 7-Eleven.

“The guy shot two bullets at us,’’ said Rahmoun. “We shot back at them. We shot eight.’’
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Criminals beware. Vigilante justice will only increase as the hard working, law abiding citizens of this country get more and more fed up.
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“I wasn’t scared...I don’t care, it doesn’t bother me. When you work the night shift a lot of robberies happen’’ said Rahmoun, who was at the counter when two men entered the 7-Eleven, 2900 W. Montrose Ave. about 1:25 a.m. and one said: “Give me your money.''

“I said are you joking?” Rahmoun said.

“I’m not joking!” the robber yelled as he pulled a gun and placed its tip at his head and told him would “blow up’’ his head, Rahmoun said.

He gave them between $100 and $130 and the two fled. But Rahmoun and his boss looked at store's surveillance camera and spotted a car parked in the alley.

The supervisor grabbed their gun and they walked outside.

“We went back to see which car and he started shooting at us,'’ said the clerk.

The boss fired eight times, hitting the back window of the car, which was found later, Rahmoun said. He did not know if any of the assailants were wounded.

The two fled in a dark-colored sedan, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Bari Lemmon, adding no one was injured. Area North detectives are investigating but no one is in custody.

Though he said he wasn’t frightened, Rahmoun said the attack upset him.

“I’m never scared. I’ve been working for over 30 years,’’ Rahmoun said.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-clerk-i-wasnt-scared-as-gun-battle-erupts-with-robbers-7eleven-staff-20141226-story.html

  • Joe

    Yes, because criminals obey gun laws. We need stricter penalties for criminals like this. If caught they should be locked up for a mandatory term without parole.

  • hman in the manor 10yr RP / Manor resident

    I am a regular customer at that 711 and occasionally stop in that late. As a matter of fact, I was there that evening buying some ice.Never would I imagine this happening here! I live right down the street in the manor. This is scary. Where is the public notice...

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    I am a regular customer at that 711 and occasionally stop in that late. As a matter of fact, I was there that evening buying some ice.Never would I imagine this happening here! I live right down the street in the manor. This is scary. Where is the public notice from the alderman? This is serious. It's obvious the police can't do it by themselves. They're dealing with enough as it is. As residents of this neighborhood, everyone has a right to know what's happening. We need to take our community back! Attn thugs!!!!(if you can read) you are not welcome here! Get the hell out! FYI... I conceal n carry and never leave home without it! I Suggest everyone do the same.

Dec 18

Updated Dec 23

Stealing packages in roscoe village

We just saw a middle aged blonde woman trying to steal a neighbors package on leavitt. When we asked her if she lived their, she ran. She is carrying a brown Marionos bag .

Dec 15

Updated Dec 16

Accident at Irving and Bell?

NPR reported this morning an accident involving a pedestrian at Irving Park and Bell. Does anyone know anything?

  • I heard the same thing; they said car vs pedestrian. I was driving north on Western at the time. As I crossed Irving, there was no sign of emergency vehicle activity on Irving, so it must have been on Bell. There are a number of elementary schools over there and often parents and kids walking at that time of day. Hope everyone is ok.

  • I live right there. I get so annoyed at how fast some people turning off Irving drive down Bell. There are a lot of pedestrians on this block, including young kids. I hope everyone is OK.

  • CJL ...

    Really bad at dropoff and pickup with the non-walking St Bens' parents. Notwithstanding that it's mostly "their" kids walking there.

Dec 12

Updated Dec 14

Concealed carry class

Putting together a concealed carry class for early January. Trying to gauge interest on having the classroom time in Lincoln Square.

If you are interested post here and we can put it together.

  • david duggan President, South Lakeview Neighbors

    Keep me posted. The nearest class I'm aware of is in DesPlaines. Still have to go outside the City for range practice. Arrgh

  • Keep me posted as well, would like to give this as a gift.

Dec 11

Updated Dec 13

Subway on Lincoln, Damen, Irving Park CLOSED

I was driving by the Subway on North Lincoln today and noticed all the windows covered in paper and a "No Trespassing" sign on the door. Does anyone know if this is a remodel or if they are permanently closed or moving? The exterior building signage is still in place, but otherwise it is looking deserted.

  • The owner died, young guy not sure how. There was an eviction notice on the door.

  • Shelly Lifelong suburbanite, now in South Lakeview.

    Oh no! That was a good subway since I could walk there from work

  • RT Here

    Hopefully another crappy franchise doesn't open there.......

Dec 11

Missing a cat?

Hi neighbors,
Was on my porch on Addison near Wolcott and a gray cat walked out from my backyard. He/she has two white back paws. It didn't have a collar (do cats wear collars?)
Anyway, it's around now (4:55 pm) if someone is looking for their pet. Write back and I'll be happy to go back out to try to find him/her.
Thanks.

Mar 24

Updated Dec 11

Girl Scout cookies?

Curious, but are there any spots in the North Center area where somebody might find Girl Scout cookies? One of my managers and I are both craving them... Thanks!

  • I just posted about advice about how to help my 6 years old daughter to sell a few boxes of cookies. She is a daisy for the first time this year.
    We would love to come and take your orders and then deliver them to you.
    She cant stop talking about the cookies that she needs to sell and I dont know how to help her with that :)

    Happy Holiday season eveyone

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    saralorin - I read somewhere that Girl Scouts are setting up their own webpages this year. Also, take her door-to-door in your neighborhood; be sure to have her practice her sales pitch a few times before you go.

Mar 20 2012

Updated Dec 10

A Great Plumber

I highly recommend Noel Heneghan 773-297-9153. He is a very good plumber. He's trustworthy, thorough, easy-to-work with, responsive--he always either answers my call or calls back quickly and always comes to do the work quickly. His fees are very reasonable. He's the father of five, so he understands the importance of getting the plumbing back to work quickly.

  • I heartily second this endorsement. We've had Noel do a lot of work for us and he's everything that Eileen has described. Great, honest, hard working guy.

  • Betsy Neighbor

    We have also had Noel do some work for us and it is so nice to know a professional, honest and affordable plumber who will show up and get the work done! Great guy!

  • Cyn Chi since 1991, East Humboldt since 2010

    I found Noel lacking, he totally misdiagnosed the problem and charged a LOT.

Dec 01

Updated Dec 03

Moving help needed

I'm moving in a couple weeks and need help loading my stuff into a moving truck. I live on the first floor. I have bedroom furniture, TV, end tables, coffee table, a bookcase, and totes/boxes.
Can anyone recommend a moving company or trustworthy people to help out? Thanks much!

  • Tina K 10 years in Lincoln Square

    I liked Gentle Giants a lot!

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Make sure you use someone who is insured. It's not worth saving a few dollars if you have to replace broken items

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