12 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

EVERYTHING MUST GO. Vintage furniture + Misc. Household Items

Moving on Sunday. Must pick up by tomorrow evening. All prices are reasonably negotiable.
Iron Desk - $75
Tall Black Shelving Units - $75
Fish Tank - $10
Vintage Tabletop - $75
Vintage table and chairs, minor damage - $60
Gold leaf frame with glass - $15

Also, several decorative and household items, hard and soft cover books. All practically new. Name your price when you come by!

44 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Welcome new retail neighbor

Savvy Seconds and 1st's, located at 1748 W. Lawrence Avenue

www.savvysecondsand1sts.com

  • I loved her store when it was in the square! I'm happy she's still near by. Great clothes, shoes, and accessories to look through. I've sold dome items to he store, she only takes the good, name brand stuff. I can't wait to see the new space!

  • Savvy - thank you for all that you do; bringing back chick!

32 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Unexciting new retailer for Lawrence!

Yup folks it is here - Metro PCS
What an eyesore and blight on the streetscape

#ABackwardsLawrence

  • Andrew I wish them more success than their neighbor, another example of misreading the consumers who are in the market and landlords who will take money off anyone. What is train wreck in Spanish?

  • Before I moved from Lakeview (Grace/Janssen) I saw the same demographic errors - three overpriced jean stores ($290 for something I could get by dragging my old jeans attached to a rope, behind my car for a month), they lasted approx. 18 months, then the onslaught of coffee shops (Starbucks,...

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    Before I moved from Lakeview (Grace/Janssen) I saw the same demographic errors - three overpriced jean stores ($290 for something I could get by dragging my old jeans attached to a rope, behind my car for a month), they lasted approx. 18 months, then the onslaught of coffee shops (Starbucks, Carribou, etc. - all on the same block). Just once, I would like a demographically intelligent store to open - although, seeing the plight of six-corners makes me sad.
    I try my darnedest to shop locally (that's DaRNedest) - I really love the haberdashery that's on Irving, got a wonderful sunhat from them.
    The Jewel butcher shop is okay and they have made strides to improve.
    I get lost in the Crafty Beaver - spend way too much time browsing before making the purchase I went for.
    Really miss the book shops - thanks Barnes & Noble, where'd that get you...?

Aug 21

Updated 2 days ago

Before and after school care needed

We are in need of a child sitter for before and after school care for a 7 year old child. We would need someone to watch him before school and drop him off at school, then pick him up from school and watch him until one of us gets home. We're in north Lincoln square. This would only be necessary when I'm out of town for work. Please inquire if you're interested. Thank you.

  • Hastingsp North Center / St. Ben's

    Try Urban Sitter - they have a great app and you can find sitters by school location, interview them and read parent reviews. More affordable than sitter city IMO.

  • Gina M Lincoln Square Resident

    Hastingsp... How do you search urban sitter by school association? It asked for our child's school but it doesn't seem like it is associating it with our search criteria.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Welles Workouts in Sept

Small group workouts (all levels) at Welles Park every Monday beginning 9/8. Please contact me for more details!

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Alarm ringing for 3 days?

I'm on the 4800 block of Hoyne and there has been an alarm ringing for the past three days across the alley (going towards Hamilton)- not sure which house.

Would calling 311 be the best bet for getting this to stop?

  • It was not a house alarm. Our neighbors discovered the source: A discarded smoke alarm that had been tossed on the bushes in the alley between Hamilton and Hoyne. The sound is now gone...and mental health to all surrounding houses has been restored.

  • That's a cruel and unusual punishment.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Yard Sale in Lincoln Square - 5017 N Francisco Ave (at Argyle)

Furniture, toys, clothing, sports equipment, canoe, household items, and lots more!

  • Aron Long tlme Lincoln sq home owner

    What dates ?

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Chair repair

I have a cool midcentury modern chair and one of the legs has split and broken. I'm looking for suggestions on places that could craft a new leg and make sure the others are reinforced and strong enough. Thanks for any suggestions!!

  • Weber Furniture on North Ravenswood a couple of blocks south of Peterson completely rebuilt a child's rocking chair that we plan to give to our granddaughter - great job at a fair price.

Aug 16

Updated 6 days ago

Gideon Yago Moves In

Has anyone checked out the old 42 N Latitude? What is its connection to former MTV VJ, Gideon Yagos?

  • I take that back, there is now a phone number. It's the same one as on yelp. The number didn't work yesterday, but now I guess it does.

  • Enjoyed appetizers there tonight! The sliders were really great and it has a strong beer list. We were full after a number of apps, but a lot of the full size plates sounded delicious.

Aug 22

Updated 6 days ago

Free furniture!!

We have a couch; from the 60's, one owner, light ivory color. TV, older model about 32 inches, works, no remote. Desk, no drawers, some spots on top. Can be picked up today or tomorrow. Once again FREE!!!

  • Robert Gatz Born and reared Chicago Resident.

    Try using Freecycle. It's a good way to get the stuff to people who need stuff.

Aug 21

Updated Aug 22

Lost dog by Western Brownline

Just saw this posted in a Facebook group and re-posting here in hopes that the dog is found and returned to its owner.
The dogs name is "Zeus" and it's described as a "very calm pitbull"
Not sure if it's possible to upload a photo here, but the dog is a golden tan color and has a white blaze on its chest

Contact 773.870.5798 with any info

  • Tina D. L.S. Whole life until now, Hollywood Park

    Yes. My boyfriend was with the police & he posted the sign on the door. The owner got him!!! Ah. Happy ending!

  • Tina D. L.S. Whole life until now, Hollywood Park

    BTW, My bf and I are major dog lovers and already have four Pits lol. But anyway, if anyone knows the owners, please tell them to get him chipped!

Aug 19

Updated Aug 20

Research

A friend of mine who is in her psychology doctoral program at Long Island University in Brooklyn is working on her dissertation. She needs to connect with anyone in Chicago who works within an organization serving Mexican immigrants to have them complete a brief (10 min) survey. Any leads/connections to names of organizations she could reach out to would be greatly appreciated.

  • Amanda Blowers Social Work Specialist

    Hi there, in addition to the organizations Daniel listed--I would check out Mujeres Latinas en Accion and Eerie Family Health Center. Both see a good number of folks from the population you're looking for!

  • Spanish Housing Coalition, too.

Feb 23

Updated Aug 18

Recycle batteries

Anybody know a place to recycle batteries? We've been compiling them ever since the libraries stopped accepting them and have quite a pile...

Aug 08

Updated Aug 17

Blanket and towel collection

If you or someone you know has some old linens to unload, there is a collection box at Canine Social Club, 5508 N. Western. They're for the dogs at Chicago Animal Care & Control, who recently lost a huge load of blankets when the washing machine broke. A blanket or towel can help provide a little comfort in a concrete cage, and the towels also help with bathing or when the dogs get muddy in playgroup.

Items can be dropped off until 8/25.

Thanks!

  • Hi again! A huge THANK YOU to those who have donated! The dogs (and volunteers who love them) have been so touched the the generosity of our neighborhood, as well as the kindness and support of Canine Social Club staff. The dogs really hope they can be adopted by people...

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    Hi again! A huge THANK YOU to those who have donated! The dogs (and volunteers who love them) have been so touched the the generosity of our neighborhood, as well as the kindness and support of Canine Social Club staff. The dogs really hope they can be adopted by people as awesome as those who donated, and really, really hope to one day get to play and make friends at Canine Social Club.

    The collection will be going on until 8/25, if you still have items you'd like to drop off. Thanks again!

  • Keep in mind the drop box is INSIDE. I came by last Sunday and ended up leaving a bag of towels outside since they were closed.

Aug 17

Yard Sale Today! - Hermitage and Winnemac

5019 N. Hermitage Ave. (between Ainsle and Winnemac)

Until 4 PM

Feb 20 2012

Updated Aug 16

Book donations

Cleaned out the book shelves this weekend and have three large boxes of good condition adult and middle school books to get rid of -- anyone have a not-complicated suggestion for donating them somewhere in the area?

Aug 15

Raw foods workshop ticket 8/17 $25

Unable to attend this Sunday raw foods workshop. Selling ticket for $25 if you're interested!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/secrets-to-thriving-on-a-raw-plant-based-diet-tickets-11348980105

Aug 09

Updated Aug 14

Coyote sighting Saturday morning Paulina Ainslie

I saw a coyote walking down the street at 7:30 am at the corner of Paulina and Ainslie in broad daylight.

Aug 12

Updated Aug 14

Lawrence Ave "beautification"

Seriously people?! So they planted this little tree two months ago and just left it leaning over on its side. Never even attempted to fix it. I gave them the benefit of the doubt thinking they'll either replace the tree or at least attempt to tilt it upright. Now that they finally filled in the remainder or the soil and mulched, I'm assuming this will just stay as is! I'm a fan of the streetscape project but this is incompetence at its best. Wish more people took some pride in their work.

  • I never ever frequent that area...but made a special trip with some friends, in part inspired by the redo of this strip. Is already a little nicer walk, even though they're not done. Had some nice dinner and drinks and would love to go back when they're all done.

  • The Crusty Pirate Old crotchety pirate captain (retired)

    @knot 3-4 Million (US) and growing quickly.

    (someday hopefully soon, I'll be doing the same broadband commute - from the woods or the boat!)

Aug 13

Updated Aug 14

Support Ravenswood School with Donor's Choice

The drama teacher needs chromebooks. Double your contribution by using the code INSPIRE before Aug. 16. (I didn't see this request yet on Everyblock.)

Aug 12

REMINDER: Community Public Safety Awareness Meeting

REMINDER: The West Ravenswood Neighbors Association will be hosting a neighborhood public safety awareness meeting this Thursday, August 14, 6:30 PM at the Chicago Northside Church of the Nazarene at 1900 W. Leland Avenue. Sgt. Jason Clark from the 19th District CAPS team as well as a member of Alderman Pawar's staff will be on-hand to talk about community safety/crime updates, tips, and strategies.

PLEASE NOTE: This meeting is open to EVERYONE. Also, this is NOT a replacement for the...

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REMINDER: The West Ravenswood Neighbors Association will be hosting a neighborhood public safety awareness meeting this Thursday, August 14, 6:30 PM at the Chicago Northside Church of the Nazarene at 1900 W. Leland Avenue. Sgt. Jason Clark from the 19th District CAPS team as well as a member of Alderman Pawar's staff will be on-hand to talk about community safety/crime updates, tips, and strategies.

PLEASE NOTE: This meeting is open to EVERYONE. Also, this is NOT a replacement for the regular CAPS meetings; if anything, it's meant to encourage greater attendance at this meetings.

The agenda (slightly revised since this was last posted) includes:

Neighborhood crime update;
Public safety and crime prevention tips and reminders;
Graffiti and gang activity, including graffiti removal strategies;
Traffic safety issues;
Community involvement tips and strategies, including: CAPS and CAPS meetings - why they are important!; the Court Advocacy program; neighborhood watches; and the West Ravenswood Neighbors public safety committee.

Please email westravenswoodneighbors@gmail.com for more information. We hope to see you there.

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/

Aug 09

Updated Aug 11

Aodake Asian Bistro NOW OPEN (old Blue Ocean space)

Hello Neighbors,

I wanted to thank-you for all the warm welcomes since we opened our doors in early July. Let me buy you a cup of coffee or a glass of iced tea as a "thank-you" gift. I'm here today and tomorrow (Sat, Sun) from 6:30am-9:00pm. See you soon. Thanks.

Amy
Aodake Asian Bistro
773-271-9889

Aug 07

Updated Aug 08

Found an Orange Cat

Anyone in the neighborhood missing an orange kitten. It is very friendly and has a shaved stomach indicating that it recently had surgery. It was following two boys for a few blocks and they picked it up. I ran into them when I was out on a walk. I didn't feel comfortable with them taking it, so I took it. They said they found it on Virginia and Gregory! Please call me 773 490 3760. Erin

  • Elaine Henry xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    If no one responds, you may want to contact the Cat Hospital of Chicago. They are a popular cat vet and may be able to identify him, especially if he has a microchip.
    2851 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60618
    (773) 539-9080

Aug 05

Updated Aug 06

Cable/internet advice, anyone?

We're moving into the neighborhood and can no longer use DISH. Wondering about your successful (or failed) service plans. Thanks!

  • It's true that most of us cannot get RCN (I believe Montrose is their cutoff). Your options are likely AT&T or Comcast. The short version: AT&T is cheaper, Comcast is faster. You will probably not be ecstatic over either one.

  • I switched to direct tv from Comcast after moving and Comcast were less than helpful with my reconnection, very poor customer service. Don't regret switching, goes out very infrequently, maybe a handful of times in the past year due to extreme weather but for a very short period of time....

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    I switched to direct tv from Comcast after moving and Comcast were less than helpful with my reconnection, very poor customer service. Don't regret switching, goes out very infrequently, maybe a handful of times in the past year due to extreme weather but for a very short period of time. Great customer service on any interaction I've had. Only issue is you need internet for on demand, not a big deal for me but something to consider. Have more channels, Dvrs in 4 rooms and pay less than I did with Comcast with no DVR, 2 room hookup and basic channels

Apr 13

Updated Aug 05

Philadelphian Romanian Church Crazy Drivers

Sunnyside and Paulina
Twice this am I was almost hit by the cars speeding through stop signs to drop off people at church! Then to be told f*ck off by the driver when I told them to stop.

I called about the illegally parked cars that continue to park in tow zones.

What more can be done! I documented the two cars that almost hit me as well.

  • Don't want to open up any old wounds or arguments, but just my opinion, situations have improved, whether through attention or we just had a bad patch back when this all started. Thanks all.

  • Shelly Lifelong suburbanite, now in South Lakeview.

    AN, I have heard the same from neighbors and I'm glad!

Jul 31

Updated Aug 05

looking for a good place to take scrap metal

I recycle and collect miscellaneous scrap metal and am looking for a good dealer to take it to. Used to go to Bucktown Scrap metal which has had many different locations and relocations recently, but they had lost their lease a few months ago and I have since not heard anything about a new location. The owner was a very nice Jewish fellow, and ran a reputable business with good payout rates. Any updates or new suggestions are appreciated. Thanks!

Nov 28 2011

Updated Aug 04

Cleaning Person

Can anyone recommend a good cleaning person/service?

  • I use a company called Green Maid (not just a clever name they use all natural cleaning products, but they really work) I am happy with my service. They have a set of my keys, I schedule a visit online, and then I come home from a long day's work to a clean apartment! I have one cat too (not a crazy cat lady ;) and they are mindful of that.

  • Grace Housekeeper

    Are you satisfied with your current cleaning lady? If not, I can be reached at 773-858-0926.

Aug 03

class project

My Monday night class at the School of Medaphysics, with is a non profit school that teaches classes in applied Metaphysics, is creating a class project and we will be at the the Bucktown Festival on August 23, 24th.

We will be providing fun activities for all ages to raise funds that will go towards the improvement and beautification of our school branch located at 5021 West Irving Park Rd., in Chicago.

Does anyone I know have something they would...

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My Monday night class at the School of Medaphysics, with is a non profit school that teaches classes in applied Metaphysics, is creating a class project and we will be at the the Bucktown Festival on August 23, 24th.

We will be providing fun activities for all ages to raise funds that will go towards the improvement and beautification of our school branch located at 5021 West Irving Park Rd., in Chicago.

Does anyone I know have something they would like to contribute towards this fun event?

☆A service or a gift card to a great place that you haven't used. This will go towards our raffle prizes.

♡Art supplies for us to provide for people to use at our booth during the event.

Our intention is to create meaningful fun and teach people about their dreams and the learning available through the school. We will offer:

Dream Art & Dream Interpretation
We will provide art supplies and guide people in drawing out their dreams (if they desire) as we interpret the dream symbols meaning.

Create your very own Dream Catcher
SOM Students and their Children will be there to help other Children and adults in the creation of their very own Dream Catcher.

Spin the Wheel / Raffle
We will raffle donated prizes such as Yoga lessons, gift certificates for local restaurants, events and stores, personal dream interpretation sessions with a certified Dream Coach and other prizes.

Thank you.

Jul 31

Updated Aug 01

movie

What movie are they filming in Lincoln Square this morning?

  • Feihong EveryBlock developer, Lincoln Square dweller

    Are you talking about the film crew on Western south of Lawrence?

Jul 31

Updated Jul 31

Film Crew at Lawrence and Broadway

Huge police presence earlier today at the Greenmill for a Netflix series called Sense8.

I guess room was so tight actors were changing on the curb next to the taco shop.

  • Preeti Ravenswood Superstar since 2003

    They are still filming as of 10:30pm.

Mar 10

Updated Jul 31

Outdoor Stair Climbing Locations

Greetings
I'm looking for locations near Ravenswood to climb stairs out of doors. The local high school stadiums lock their entrances and I'd prefer to avoid hills, at least until the ground dries up. Any suggestions?
Thank you

  • I'll cheer you on Brittany. That is some hardcore stuff right there!!

  • Frank H 71 Prodigal Northcenter native, back after 10yrs away

    There is also the Paulina Station secondary stairs just east of Paulina. The station is higher than most because it has to clear the Metra tracks to the west.

    Farther afield, there is Mt Trashmore in James Park in Evanston between Oakton, Dodge, and McCormick. We used to run up there on our high school cross-country runs. It is probably the steepest and tallest hill around.

Jul 23

Updated Jul 28

How's the new Mediterranean restaurant on Wolcott/Montrose?

Looks like it's grand opening was yesterday...no reviews yet.

  • So things that exist: sucuk trash kabob. Pity the poor advertising firm that has to make THAT sound appealing. :-)

  • Feihong EveryBlock developer, Lincoln Square dweller

    Yeah, I feel like maybe they should spell it "sujuk" instead, which is closer to how the manager pronounced it (it's also how it's spelled on Wikipedia). If your eyesight isn't good, it looks almost looks like Jennifer ordered "suck trash kabob".

Jul 26

Keyshop Supplies

Hey neighbors,

Anybody know anyone interested in keymaking supplies? A friend is going out of business and has a two cutting machines, a lot of blanks ,display, etc...

Jul 24

Updated Jul 26

no parking on damen/wilson

Anyone know why the east side of damen in the n 4500 block has no parking signs during the day? I see no activity there.

  • No department listed. Just one of those white signs with red and black lettering.

  • Could it be tree trimming operations? We just got post cards notifying us of tree trimming in our neighborhood from ComEd.

Jul 23

Updated Jul 24

Wedding Planner Recommendations?

Happy Wednesday Neighbors,

Does anyone have any wedding planner recommendations? I'm in need of a day-of coordinator, but also curious about how much more pre-planning might cost (I'm just a notch above clueless). I'm mostly looking for someone easy to work with that knows what they're doing, can guide/work with me vs. work for me, and who won't break the bank...

Thank you in advance!!!

Jul 23

Updated Jul 24

Lincoln Square Nannies?

any fellow nannies in the area interested in play dates & outings? :)

Jul 22

Updated Jul 24

Missing my daily EBC digest

Past few days I haven't received my daily email digest of postings from everyblock. Wondering if it's a system thing since their recent system maintenance or an email thing on my end. Anyone else? Thanks.

  • Feihong EveryBlock developer, Lincoln Square dweller

    Sorry about that guys! It's been a long time since we did any maintenance on the site. We'll do a better job next time.

  • Wendy Small-town living in the big city

    Isn't it nice to be missed, Feihong? : )

Jul 17

Updated Jul 23

Street Cleaning Question

I've always always always had parking....and now I'm parking on the street. With these street cleaning signs posted on one side of the street....that means I shouldn't park on that side of the street during the day and time posted, right? I can park on the other side of the street that day and time and not get ticketed, right?

  • Read this article regarding Snow Route signs: http://theexpiredmeter.com/2008/12/the-lowdown-on-snow-routes/

    Essentially, you can be ticketed and towed when the snow is more than 2" deep at these locations. It doesn't matter if there wasn't any snow when you parked your car.

  • I would never risk parking anywhere that signs indicate a ticketing or towing time. Tickets are a way to increase revenue and you should always be cautious when parking. The ticketers don't ride on the back of the street sweepers and come around at different times than the sweepers. Ive...

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    I would never risk parking anywhere that signs indicate a ticketing or towing time. Tickets are a way to increase revenue and you should always be cautious when parking. The ticketers don't ride on the back of the street sweepers and come around at different times than the sweepers. Ive seen people get tickets before the street sweepers arrive and after the street cleaners have left. I have learned this lesson the hard way.
    I have yet to figure out the 2 in snow rule. I wake up on snowy mornings fearing my car is buried under tickets or off in some tow lot.

Jul 18

Updated Jul 21

Do you recognize this cat?

Saw this kitty on The SW corner of Giddings & Hamilton. I couldn't get closes enough to see the tag but he did have a collar. I'm guessing "he" because orange tabby are almost always male. He had a white tipped tail.

I will also check lost cat posting online.

  • You're probably right. I'm guessing from his demeanor that he was used to being outdoors. Just wanted to make sure nobody was missing...

  • He belongs to someone in the apt building on the NE corner of Giddings & Hamilton. Definitely an outdoor cat. He's a pretty smart old tom, but I would steer clear. When he actually goes missing, the owner is quick to put signs up around the neighborhood.

Apr 16 2012

Updated Jul 21

Maintenance Entering Your Apartment Without Permission

I've lived at the same building for a better part of five years (Leland and Winchester) and came home to this (photo). My shoes RIGHT at my front door, all neatly lined up.
I left this morning through the front door so obviously no way I would have placed them there.
I came home through the back door this evening, and the second I saw them I freaked out a bit.
Nothing was stolen that I know of. My credit card and jewelry are here, TV is still here...so I'm assuming it was a creepy-ass maintenance person.
Has anyone ever experienced this? Who DOES THAT?!?! Fricking creepy to the n'th degree. UGH.

  • KJinEdgewater edgewater renter

    What if your landlord's realtor not only does a showing without notice but then leaves your door unlocked? Yeah. True story.

  • In Chicago, a municipal ordinance [Chapter 5-12] known the Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance ("RLTO" -- see http://www.tenants-rights.org/residential-landlord-tenant-ordinance/) prohibits entry to dwelling units absent exigent circumstances [i.e.,a broken water pipe, etc] or unless mngt provides a 48-hour notice. If entry is made to a dwelling unit, a written is required to be provided.
    It's not a suggestion for building managers. It's a protection from managers and is a law. A law. A law.

Jun 01

Updated Jul 19

Little Free Library

Dear neighbors,

We have just installed a Little Free Library on the corner of Sunnyside and Hamilton, and it will be filled with books by tonight (Sunday). We hope you will feel like it is yours as well, and enjoy the books and conversation.

What is the Little Free Library? It offers a way to share good things to read—favorite books from your childhood or books you would recommend to friends; books that teach, intrigue and engage you. It belongs to everybody—neighbors, friends, strangers who walk by. Take a book, add a book, pass it around to other friends and neighbors.

For more information on the LFL, go to littlefreelibrary.org.

  • I'm so happy you got one and there will be more free books in the neighborhood! We bought all the materials they suggested at Home Depot, and then had a handyman at the house doing a number of odd jobs and asked him to assemble the base and sink the main post into the ground with cement. The rest (installing the library onto the post) we did ourselves. (We are not that handy either...) Where will the new library be? Good luck!

  • Thanks...2000 block on Montrose.

Jul 17

Updated Jul 19

Gunshots around 9:15 Thursday night

Did anyone else hear gunshots near the alley east of winnemac and damen? Sounded like about 5-6 shots. When I peeked out my blinds (like a scaredy cat) all I saw were rats scattering. Just curious if I was the only one who heard it.

  • DGA

    I know for sure it was gun shots. There was someone in extreme close proximity to where the shots were released. The identity of the shooter was unknown to the person. And to protect the identity of the witness who was not the target, but by happen stance was very close to the incidence, I will not comment any futher.

  • George F in Ravenswood displaced New Yorker

    You can tell your friend he could' have made an anonymous call to 911 and given out a detailed description of the shooter or victim. Victim's usually know who's after them.

Jul 18

Updated Jul 19

New Ravenswood Metra station opening?

Anyone know when the new outbound platform of the Ravenswood Metra station will be operational?

  • Chuck B Albany Parker

    Guessing it's still going to be a year or two. The tracks don't actually go by it yet, and the temporary station for the northbound platform is directly in the path of the tracks that will eventually go by there. Guessing it'll be until they've finished the bridge replacements and...

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    Guessing it's still going to be a year or two. The tracks don't actually go by it yet, and the temporary station for the northbound platform is directly in the path of the tracks that will eventually go by there. Guessing it'll be until they've finished the bridge replacements and they can lay the new track past the new platform. I think all told they said the track project was supposed to take two years, but who knows how long it'll actually be. Will be nice, too, because the temporary platform is hardly wide enough for all the folks waiting for the trains.

Jul 18

Site Maintenance - 7/19 at 9 p.m.

Hi Folks,

EveryBlock will be down for site maintenance starting Saturday, July 19th at 9 p.m. EST, and will be back online the morning of Sunday, July 20th. We appreciate your patience, and we apologize if you see this message in multiple neighborhoods.

Jul 16

Updated Jul 17

Dr in the Area with weekend hours

I'm looking for a good primary care physician that may have office hours during the weekend. Does anyone have recommendations? Thank you.

  • Advocate on ravenswood and Wilson has weekend walk in hours as well as many general practice dr's available. I just started seeing them about a month ago and had a very easy time getting in since there are many docs. I saw a lot of great yelp reviews for them and that's why decided to give them a try. Good luck in your search.

  • JL res

    I swear by dr. Malgozorta Sypien. She is also a gynecologist. She has amazing bedside manner, listens, remembers, is open to homeopathy and holistic approaches but will also prescribe antibiotics etc if needed. I take the Lawrence bus out near Jefferson park blue lie but the trip is worth it. She's amazing. I've been going to her for over two years

Jul 16

Updated Jul 16

Ravenswood studio apartment available

Hello all,

Desperately trying to sublease my studio apartment at Damen and Wilson. It's available 8/1/14 for $640 then jumps to $695 on 10/1/14. Great location, very nice studio apt. with the biggest closet I've seen in any studio. Hardwood floors, 3rd floor, elevator and laundry in building, heat included, quiet building, cats OK, one minute walk to Damen Brown Line,, 5 minutes to Ravenswood Metra. If you know of anyone looking, please have them get in touch with me. Click link below for photos on the property management's website. Many thanks!

http://www.hunterprop.com/cgi-sys/cgiwrap/hprop/search.cgi?displayApt=19&sp_costrange_low=400&sp_costrange_high=1000&sp_bedrooms=0&sp_vdata=month&sp_neighborhood_9=1

  • Rachel D. just hungry

    So I MAY know someone, but credit may be an issue due to past problems. The person is trying to improve his situation greatly and has solid steady income now, but a poor credit score and no cosigner. Do you know if the management would be able to work with that at all? Either way I am reaching out to said potential tenant! Thanks for posting!

  • Hey Rachel D,

    I think they would work with your friend. I don't believe they check credit at Hunter Properties. They did not with me four years ago. Their number is 773-477-7070. The building is 4546 N Damen Ave.

Jul 16

New food co-op being formed. Get involved!

There is a new members-based, food coop being formed in the area. There will be an information session Thursday, July 17th at 7pm and Saturday, July 19th at 11am in Chase Park (Ashland and Leland). Read more at http://www.chicagomarket.coop/ We have nearly 200 members signed up already. Spread the word and bring a friend.

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