5 hours ago

Updated 40 min ago

Reco needed for Mason

Our building is leaking and after addressing roof issues we now think the problem is with the bricks. Any recommendations for excellent and affordable masons would be much appreciated!

  • Our condo building has used Arrow several times for tuck pointing work and lentil repairs. I have found them easy to work with, they do quality work, and there usually the lowest cost of the quotes we get for the repairs.

  • Winonammac A smudge west of Winnemac Park

    Nombach Roofing & Tuckpointing

2 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

What was that?

I just saw 2 or 3 military planes fly VERY low over my building that is near Lincoln and Foster? Scared the poop out of me since they were so low and I didn't hear them until they were right near my place. What was that? Is the President in town this weekend or was this something else? I thought that it may very well be a presidential escort. I can't recall them ever flying over my place in the past so I was wondering if it was something else.

  • Gina M Lincoln Square Resident

    Perhaps it was the military practicing? I hear that president Obama, Michelle, and Hillary are all supposed to be in and out of town over the next couple of weeks.

  • Dan

    3 Ospreys have been doing flyovers. Most likely they were advance party for the President, scouting out Gary airport because Aurora air traffic control is still out.

32 hours ago

Updated 12 hours ago

What just flew overhead?

It looked like some sort of military plane or helicopter. Didn't get a good look at it. My whole house was rattling!

36 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Bathroom installation

My wife and I decided to hold off on complete bath remodel at this juncture and decided to just replace sink and toilet in an upstairs bath.Was wondering if anyone was aware of a good installer in the aware or maybe not in the area.

Thank you in advance

19 hours ago

Transfiguration of our Lord Catholic Church

Does anyone know what is actually going to happen to the church, I heard that they need to raise $1.6 million if they are going to stay open.

2 days ago

Updated 25 hours ago

Car accident????

What the heck is going on near montrose and ashland! I am just trying to get home and everything is closed off... Even the ALLEYS are jammed with cars. Was there an accident or are they filming something??

  • Yah, I thought it was kind of ridiculous they still had the sidewalks on Ashland still blocked off at 6 pm when the accident happened five hours previously. There was no reason for that and by that time NOTHING was going on...just some cops wandering around the flipped over SUV....

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    Yah, I thought it was kind of ridiculous they still had the sidewalks on Ashland still blocked off at 6 pm when the accident happened five hours previously. There was no reason for that and by that time NOTHING was going on...just some cops wandering around the flipped over SUV. So dumb and then yes, when I trudged to the train at 5:30 am this morning there was tons of glass still all over the road. Ridiculous! Looks like CFD used their time wisely. Good thing they blocked off Ashland and Montrose for so long to get that whole mess cleaned up. Well done, CFD!

  • Rachel writer, indexer, editor, researcher

    They're also doing roadwork on Ashland between Montrose and Lawrence; the northbound lane is completely closed. I would imagine that didn't help.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Peace and Quiet

I feel bad for those people who are caught up in the airport bedlam after the fire, but MAN, it's so nice not to have airplanes loudly flying overhead day and night. Ahhhh. Nice and quiet! What a huge difference.

  • nkot, I don't think they do. But at the last meeting there were so many people that showed up to protest the noise and to demand a new environmental impact report, they had to put the overflow into another room. So their next meeting will be at a bigger venue - Rosewood Banquets. Irena S is right though - we need to keep up the pressure on the elected officials, particularly the mayor who has been silent on this issue.

  • Thank you for the info, HofTroy! My understanding from the one Trib article (http://my.chicagotribune.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-80865206/) was that the mayor was a supporter of adding at least some noise monitors in order to assess the real situation. I don't think there have been any monitors east of #5 at 6314 W. Rosedale...

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    Thank you for the info, HofTroy! My understanding from the one Trib article (http://my.chicagotribune.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-80865206/) was that the mayor was a supporter of adding at least some noise monitors in order to assess the real situation. I don't think there have been any monitors east of #5 at 6314 W. Rosedale Avenue (approximately Nagle & Peterson: http://www.oharenoise.org/PDFs/noise_monitors/2014/5_ORD%20Permanent_noise_monitor_locations_with_flight_paths.pdf).

    It's surprising to me, though, that even with the new monitors, there won't be any east of the 40th ward. Ever more people live under the flight paths (many in highrises) as you approach the lakefront and there's more pavement, which compounds noise.

    And then there is the question of the lakefront as a natural environment. Last weekend I was at Montrose Point Migratory Bird Sanctuary (a significant Natural Areas Inventory site) and was just amazed at how loud the planes were passing over the sanctuary.

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Lights Back in Winnemac Park

Arriving home this evening, just after midnight, I noticed that the walking path through Winnemac Park, between Damen and Leavitt, was very well lit. Is this a result of last week's mugging? If so, it seems something good came out of it. I don't recall the lights being on that late in quite some time. In fact, a couple of years ago, I walked home at midnight from Ravenswood Metra, post-Ravinia, and all the lights were out.

  • Neighbors, lets keep an eye out in this park. Report suspicious activity and anything that may seem strange. Let's send the bad guys a message that we're watching them. I grew up in this park and it has transformed into a beautiful space. Let's not let them take it over. Just be safe and take care.

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Drug bust?

Across from core power on Lawrence? Hmm

  • Do tell.

  • My husband was pretty sure he saw a hooker get picked up by some guy on the corner by Subway earlier tonight. A woman asked him for 30 cents and then a minute later some guy pulled up and spoke with her for a minute before she got into his car and they drove away. I suppose there could be other explanations, but none of them are coming to mind.

  • There were about 5 or so cop vehicles outside one of the houses across from that little plaza with core power/Pizza Hut and whatever else. When I walked out of the European bistro next door 8+ cops were walking out of the house across the street, seemingly disappointed. Once all of the cops were out the person in the house closed the door and shut allllll of the lights off. Maybe they were looking for someone?

4 days ago

Lost Wallet

Lost a small Vera Bradley wallet somewhere on Lincoln between the Davis Theatre and Potbelly on Friday night. Small reward for its return. Thanks in advance.

Sep 24

Updated 6 days ago

Sewage/Oil smell near river?

Smelled a really strong sewage or oil smell from Washtenaw to the river this AM. Anyone know what that's about?

  • From Ald O'Connor yesterday (09/24)--

    We have received word from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District that the sewer odor we are experiencing in the west end of the ward along the river is the result of a planned shutdown for construction of the effluent water disinfection facility. Heavy odors were...

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    From Ald O'Connor yesterday (09/24)--

    We have received word from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District that the sewer odor we are experiencing in the west end of the ward along the river is the result of a planned shutdown for construction of the effluent water disinfection facility. Heavy odors were found at the east end of the North Channel and at Pratt and McCormick due to the venting louvers at these shafts being found open. The displacement of these shafts can sometimes be caused by high velocity air. The louvers have been closed and covered, and increased odor control (sodium hypochlorite) has been applied.

    MWRD will re-evaluate for further possible action as required. Construction is due to end by 7:00 a.m. Friday morning.

6 days ago

McPherson School Playground and Campus - Almost finished!

The new park, play space and playground at McPherson School is nearly finished (see attached picture). Work continues on the east side of the campus and will be completed in the next week or so. This is phase I of the campus redesign process and is it REALLY exciting. This project will be a play space and gathering space for us all!

Sep 22

Updated Sep 23

REMINDER: Community Meeting - Local Infrastructure Projects

Just a reminder - the West Ravenswood Neighbors Association is hosting a community meeting (open to everyone) on Thursday, Sept. 25th, 6:30 PM at Chicago Northside Church of the Nazarene at 1900 W. Leland Avenue. The meeting will feature updates on three major infrastructure projects taking place in the area: the Metra Ravenswood station/railroad construction; the Lawrence Avenue streetscaping; and the construction of the Lycee Francais school.

Representatives from Metra, CDOT, Lycee Francais, and Walsh Construction are expected to attend. Alderman Pawar and members of his staff are also planning to join attend, as well.

Please join your neighbors for this important meeting.

For more info, please contact: westravenswoodneighbors@gmail.com.

Sep 19

Updated Sep 22

Winnemac blocked off/helicopters

Anyone know what's happening by Winnemac park right now? The park is blocked off on Hoyne by a bunch of police officers and there's helicopters circling the area.

Sep 20

Updated Sep 21

Dirndl or lederhosen needed for Oktoberfest 9/24

Anyone selling or renting their dirndl?

  • Sarah D. Dog lover, cyclist, swimmer, North Center '03-now!

    I do have one for sale ($50), just getting it ready for eBay. Size is tough to gauge - probably size 8? It is made in Germany, likely 1960s vintage and is in fantastic condition with great details. Red and blue print with a white print apron. Let me know if you are interested in trying it!

  • Thanks Sarah!! I actually broke down and ordered one this morning- ha! Good luck on eBay!

Sep 13

Updated Sep 20

Odd Store Front at Kedzie & Grace

Just south of Grace on Kedzie (couple doors south of Christina's bar) there is an odd storefront. There is no name on the front, and it's clearly not residential. There are weird items in the store like miniature houses and cats. I've never seen anyone doing anything inside. Does anyone have any idea what this place is?

  • I bet Dr. Who's Time Machine is in there !

  • An older woman lives there. I think it used to be a beauty salon, and now is her home.

Sep 19

Updated Sep 20

helicopter

Do anyone know what is going on around Ravenswood /Lincoln Square area?I keep hearing a helicopter.

Sep 17

Updated Sep 19

Comcast internet outage Lincoln Square...?

My internet has been balled up since last night around 3 AM, my line speed is all over the place, jumping from 0.1 MB/sec to the 50 MB/sec that I pay for and back again second-by-second. DNS seems FUBAR.The DOCSIS config file bound to my cable modem looks wrong, which has my cable modem saying "IPV6 ONLY" which doesn't really seem right either....

Comcast is acknowledging a problem on their Customer Account - Support page, I wonder how widespread it is.

Anyone else out there having Comcast Internet issues?

  • it was down at our office today until 3PM. We are on Western just south of Montrose. We had nothing and no phone. Not happy second time in a month.

  • NCV

    My outage was a personal one, connection into the building was shoddy.

Jul 16

Updated Sep 19

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.

  • I know nothing about the promoters of this new co-op. Do they have experience managing or owning grocery stores?

  • SpamAlert Spamophobic

    Hey, astat! It just occurred to me that I don't want a thousand people emailing me (Spam!), so let's just have them give "thanks" to your post above. That way we'll also know that no hanky-panky is going on with me cooking the books, or whatever. Same terms and conditions apply.

Sep 17

Updated Sep 19

Comcast anyone ?

How widespread is this COMCAST internet issue today ?

We've been out (or barely running) all day over here near Lawrence & Rockwell.

Comcast first said it had been going on since last night and would be on again a 2:30 pm ... and then that time came and went.

How can I post this ? Very carefully - sneaking through a rare ultra-slow service point evidently.

(Comcast should seriously look into improving the way they handle their customers)

  • One more thing I'll add. In all my years in Chicagoland, I've used comcast. Never really had any issues with them in general. Except for just recently, they managed to get my billing right, and at one point sent me a free modem and router (which I'm still using). Part...

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    One more thing I'll add. In all my years in Chicagoland, I've used comcast. Never really had any issues with them in general. Except for just recently, they managed to get my billing right, and at one point sent me a free modem and router (which I'm still using). Part of me feels that things have changed in the last 2-3 years.

    The thing I always heard about RCN was that they had anti-competitive habits, like signing deals with landlords where once they signed up one customer in the building, they had to stop providing competing services or something. Not sure how true that was, or if it's still true.

  • painhertz butterknife ninja

    I've never heard anything about RCN being "anti-competitive" I have heard about Comcast buildings, Direct-TV buildings etc, though.

Sep 16

Updated Sep 18

Police at montrose brownline

Anyone know why they were there around 6:15? They seemed to be searching for something along the metra tracks.

Sep 16

Updated Sep 18

Dog trainer reco

Any recommendations for a trainer that's not too far from Lincoln Square OR do you know of any that do like 1 week boot camps that you send your dog to for intensive training?

  • Urban Pooch is great and offers group classes as well as individual training sessions!

  • I second Urban Pooch. Tilman (head trainer) also does private sessions and boot camps. He helped me so much with my fear aggressive and possessive dog. He only uses positive training methods.

Sep 16

Updated Sep 16

Advice on Electric

Just received a mailing from ComEd with option to switch to clean energy by signing the Clean Energy Option form. Has anyone switched? Do you think it's a good idea to sign up for electricity coming from renewable sources "like solar and wind." My initial thought is Yes! However, I made a switch with Peoples energy and tripled my bill. Any advice would be appreciated (regarding this). Thank you!

  • Damian Raszewski Ravenswood Photographer

    I've seen this offer from another provider as well, seems that's it's becoming more common. I think it's a great idea, but currently, the companies do charge you more for this option. Some apparently, charge more than others.
    It's not something I'm doing right now, but it's something to consider.

Sep 14

Updated Sep 15

47th Ward Public Schools

Everywhere you look there is something wonderful happening at out schools.

Three cheers to Grow 47 and Alderman Pawar and all the parents!

  • AW Busy mom

    There is a Friends of Amundsen community mixer this Thursday 7:30pm at Dolce Casa Cafe, 4847 N Damen. Principal Anna Pavechivich and Ald O'Connor & Pawar will all be on hand to discuss programs and improvements at our neighborhood high school.

Sep 14

Updated Sep 15

Helicopter Circling

Anyone have any idea why this Helicopter is circling around Lawrence and Ravenswood?

  • Tee hee. ☺

  • Bill Near Rockwell L

    Yeah I heard that too, although it didn't seem like it hovered for very long. I turned on my police scanner and there wasn't anything on the local districts radio for the five minutes I listened, but due to the short time I listened maybe the quiet radio doesn't mean anything. I only noticed the 'chopper late in the game - maybe it was all over when by the time I tuned in.

Feb 11 2012

Updated Sep 12

All Brand Motor Works

Anyone know what to do if you have a motorcycle stuck in this shop? Can't get in contact with the owner - sent a registered letter, no response. Just wondering if anyone else had this problem?

  • Chris hey Andy, are you goofin' on Elvis?

    @POS_miniracer: meant no disrespect to John. I never met him, but friends of mine who were long time customers of his spoke fondly of him. And have nothing but respect for someone who ran a shop on his terms as long as he did.

  • No, I'm sure you didn't.
    None taken.

Sep 12

Lincoln Square seeking artists to celebrate Chicago Artists Month

Any interested artist - please contact today!
Email Allaina at granville_gallery@att.net

Lincoln Square Art Walk is a juried showcase of local artists in a rich variety of mediums and venues organized to highlight the vibrant artistic community and bring art to people where they live, play, work and shop. This event, in its 3rd year, promises to be particularly lively with 10+ local businesses displaying art works as well as coinciding with the new Lincoln Square/Ravenswood portion of the Chicago...

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Any interested artist - please contact today!
Email Allaina at granville_gallery@att.net

Lincoln Square Art Walk is a juried showcase of local artists in a rich variety of mediums and venues organized to highlight the vibrant artistic community and bring art to people where they live, play, work and shop. This event, in its 3rd year, promises to be particularly lively with 10+ local businesses displaying art works as well as coinciding with the new Lincoln Square/Ravenswood portion of the Chicago Architecture Foundation Open House.
Exhibiting artists reside in the boundaries of Bryn Mawr, Kedzie, Ashland and Irving Park.
Lincoln Square Art Walk is a cooperative event among the businesses and institutions in Lincoln Square that believe in the promotion of art for the benefit of the community.

EVENT DETAILS
Opening Reception Friday, October 17, 2014 @ 7:00pm
DANK Haus, 4740 North Western Avenue, Chicago IL 60625.

Art Walk Saturday, October 18, 2014 @ 10:00am – 7:00pm
Art Walk Sunday, October 19, 2014 @ 10:00am – 5:00pm
Various Venues – maps available.

About Chicago Artists Month
Lincoln Square Art Walk is part of Chicago Artists Month 2014, the nineteenth annual celebration of Chicago’s vibrant visual art community presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and the Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture. For more infor, visit http://www.chicagoartistsmonth.org.

About Open House Chicago
150 cool sites. 48 hours. Go.
We’ve seen Chicago’s beautiful buildings from the outside…now the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) is giving you one weekend to get inside some of the city’s architectural treasures. Open House Chicago (OHC) is a free citywide event happening October 18 and 19 that opens the doors to the city’s great spaces and places that hold neighborhood secrets and surprises. Don’t miss out! Visit http://www.openhousechicago.org for more information,

Sep 01

Updated Sep 11

'Dinner in the Beer Garden': a feast-ive celebration of harvest season (Wednesday, September 24th)

Calling all Chicago area locavores! We invite you to join us at River Valley Farmer's Table (1820 W Wilson Ave) on September 24th for a feast-ive celebration of harvest season inspired by Lucy Saunders' new book, 'Dinner in the Beer Garden'. This relaxing, come-as-you-are dinner features local, seasonal ingredients from the organic garden of River Valley Ranch & Kitchens (Burlington, WI), presented in five, family-style courses prepared by chef Jordan Rose.

The meal will include selected local craft brews that...

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Calling all Chicago area locavores! We invite you to join us at River Valley Farmer's Table (1820 W Wilson Ave) on September 24th for a feast-ive celebration of harvest season inspired by Lucy Saunders' new book, 'Dinner in the Beer Garden'. This relaxing, come-as-you-are dinner features local, seasonal ingredients from the organic garden of River Valley Ranch & Kitchens (Burlington, WI), presented in five, family-style courses prepared by chef Jordan Rose.

The meal will include selected local craft brews that are expertly paired by Lucy (@lucybeercook) and Jim Javenkoski (@localfoodwisdom), the co-hosts of this informative event. Additionally, River Valley Ranch & Kitchens owner Eric Rose will be present to share his story about the farm, which is renown for its cultivation of mushrooms. Each guest who purchases a ticket will receive a copy of Lucy's new book, 'Dinner in the Beer Garden', a $28.95 retail value! Tickets are available exclusively via Brown Paper Tickets:

http://rvfarmerstable.brownpapertickets.com/

Doors open at 6:30 PM and the first course will be served at approximately 7 PM. Menu details are forthcoming...

Sep 10

Updated Sep 11

New class in Applied Metaphysics

Do you or someone you know want to be more self aware, productive, or feel more peace within?

This class will teach you how to focus your attention productivity so you can manifest your needs and desires. You will also be learning about dream interpretation, meditation, visualization and so much more!

Class startsThursday September 18th.
The class meets weekly on Thursdays from 7:30-10:30pm
5021 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, il 60641
Som.org

Please call the School of Medaphysicst to register and for more information.
773-427-0155

Thank you,
Angela

  • Angela Appleby I moved to the area about 2years ago. I love it

    $20 a week and a minimal amount for books. We are a non for profit organization. All of the teachers are volunteers so the money goes towards the upkeep of the school.

  • MayorSQ life long resident.

    Thanks again!

Apr 28 2012

Updated Sep 11

Albany Park Library Branch - closing :(

I just found out the Albany Park branch is closing in June! They are going to demolish the building and build a new library, but the librarian I talked to said that process could take up to two years. I know we have Sulzer nearby, but AP was quieter and faster when requesting books online.

Sep 08

Updated Sep 09

Office Space Available

Hello Neighbors -

APCC is moving our executive offices back into the Ravenswood Professional Office buildings (Damen and Wilson) in October. We are currently looking for businesses to sublease our excess space. Please see the attached flyer and contact John Gibert if your are interested: 773-433-3205 or jgibert@apcc-chgo.org

Sincerely,

Casey Smagala

  • SK Khalsa Yoga Lady

    Cubicle is misspelled on your flyer. ;--))

  • Casey Smags loves all things Albany Park

    Great catch, thank you. We will make the correction but please spread the word.

  • SC

    Can you give an idea of how much $$ the space would be just to rent a 1 person space? (Like a sales person) Thanks.

Jul 23

Updated Sep 07

Lincoln Square Nannies?

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

  • My nanny might be - pm me and we can chat!

  • Hi! I just started nannying with a new family in Lincoln Square. I'm hoping to find some fellow nannies to meet up with, as well! Feel free to pm me!

  • Hey Angela! For some reason I couldn't pm you but I would love to get in contact!

Jun 27

Updated Sep 07

Mattress

Any recommendations on where to buy a new mattress?

Sep 06

Updated Sep 06

Check out what Curbed Chicago is saying about Logan Square's House & Garden Walk on Sept. 13th!

Do you love historic houses? Have you always wanted to view the interiors of Logan Square's magnificent turn-of-the-century homes? Now is your chance to get an inside look at the historical richness and beauty of this landmark neighborhood!

Logan Square Preservation 2014 House and Garden Walk is next Saturday September 13th. The starting point is the Serbian Church, 3062 W Palmer, where you will pick up your brochure and map. Interior tours are available anytime between the hours of 10AM-5PM....

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Do you love historic houses? Have you always wanted to view the interiors of Logan Square's magnificent turn-of-the-century homes? Now is your chance to get an inside look at the historical richness and beauty of this landmark neighborhood!

Logan Square Preservation 2014 House and Garden Walk is next Saturday September 13th. The starting point is the Serbian Church, 3062 W Palmer, where you will pick up your brochure and map. Interior tours are available anytime between the hours of 10AM-5PM. The actual walk is self-paced and can be completed within a few hours.

More information and tickets available online: www.logansquarepreservation.org

Tickets also available to purchase in person at the Comfort Station:
2579 N. Milwaukee Ave. Sunday 9/07 12pm-2pm

Check out what Curbed Chicago said about the House & Garden Walk:
http://chicago.curbed.com/archives/2014/09/04/tour-logan-squares-historic-19th-century-boulevard-homes.php

For questions email: logansquarehousewalk@gmail.com

  • MandaLeigh Here I Is.

    I think you accidentally posted to "Lincoln Square". :)

  • @mandaleigh Thanks, but I intentionally posted in Lincoln Square. Logan Square has so much to offer and we are trying to share our rich history with other areas as well. It's going to be such a great event! :)

Sep 05

Updated Sep 06

What's happening at Winchester and Leland right now?

Fire truck, ambulance, lots of noise

  • A guy was found passed out drunk on the corner. Neighbors called 911. Paramedics came and woke him up. The guy started trying to fight the paramedics.

  • Bill Near Rockwell L

    Yeah, those EMT's are always a buzzkill.

  • Wonder if it the same drunk boy who constantly rings our buzzer and yells, open the door late at night

Sep 05

Western & Pensacola?

What are they building there on the southwest corner?

Sep 04

Updated Sep 05

Selling sectional couch!

Looking to sell our sectional couch and not having any luck posting on craigslist! Does anyone have any other ideas or websites to sell furniture on?
Thanks!

Sep 04

Interested in touring the interiors of Logan Square's magnificent homes? As seen on Curbed Chicago!

Interested in historically restored architecture? Have you always wanted to view the interiors of Logan Square's magnificent turn-of-the-century homes? Now is your chance to experience the historical richness and beauty of this landmark neighborhood!

Logan Square Preservation 2014 House and Garden Walk is on Saturday September 13th. Interior tours are available anytime between the hours of 10AM-5PM. Get your tickets today!

www.logansquarepreservation.org

Check out what Curbed Chicago said about the House & Garden Walk:
http://chicago.curbed.com/archives/2014/09/04/tour-logan-squares-historic-19th-century-boulevard-homes.php

For questions email: logansquarehousewalk@gmail.com

Sep 03

Updated Sep 04

Bocce Ball courts at Welles Park

Anyone notice the unused horseshoe courts at Welles Park? Is there any interest in rallying an effort to install a few Bocce Ball courts in the space? I think it would make the space more usable and fun. Plus there is a large group of folks who play in the lawn on the western edge of the park on Western ave on weekend evenings. I'm sure they would like a more formal space, as well. Anybody else?

  • Would love that. Have never seen anyone playing horseshoes, let alone what... 2 dozen people playing horseshoes at once.

  • They used to be filled after work when I first moved here a few decades ago. I think it is a sign of changed neighborhood. It would be good to see that space filled again.

Sep 02

Updated Sep 03

Small dog attacked by larger dog seriously on Winchester/Argyle area?

I live on Wolcott and a neighbor on Winchester mentioned that a very small dog (chihuahua or yorkie sized) was supposably attacked by a larger dog this past week. The small dog was suposably very seriously injured but did not die, was grabbed at the back of the neck and picked up off the ground and shaken. Does anyone know the true story behind this rumor?

  • Carol L. librarian 4800 N. Wolcott

    Since there has been no response maybe this was just a rumor...

Sep 03

Chicago Women's Chorus

We're looking for women who like to sing. The Chicago Women's Chorus performs all genres of music from the 1100's until last Thursday. If you're new to music, don't be shy...we're looking for the right mix, not the next diva. If you're an experienced singer don't be shy...we're looking for wonderful section singers to achieve the right blend. For more details about our open auditions, which we hold on Tuesday evenings starting around 7 pm at Eclecticity, in the heart of Lincoln Square, please get in touch via email to chicagowomenschorus@gmail.com or call Siri at 773.275.3080!

Aug 31

Updated Sep 02

Slow Internent = Net Neutrality Issue?

Just curious if anyone else in the area has been experiencing substantial slow downs in internet access? I have Comcast Broadband and a Linksys wifi router, and over the past 2-3 weeks, during peak periods i.e. late afternoon and early evenings, we experience major slow downs in web page loading, and streaming video or music pretty much does not work due to slow loading. Late at night or if we switch to data plan instead of wifi things are fine. Just trying to figure out if this is a router problem, a comcast problem (don't think so) or just what all the talk about net neutrality was about. Thanks!

  • I've been having significant slowdowns for about a week and a half...

  • I was told over the weekend by an IT person that Comcast is notorious for deliberately not providing the highest speed possible. He told me to call and don't give up - could take 2 hours of being stubborn on the phone but eventually you'll get someone who will open it up to give you all the speed you are paying for. I suppose they figure people won't put in the effort so they can get away with it.

Aug 28

Updated Aug 31

Unexciting new retailer for Lawrence!

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

#ABackwardsLawrence

Aug 28

Updated Aug 29

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!

Aug 21

Updated Aug 27

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.

Aug 26

Updated Aug 27

Welles Workouts in Sept

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

Aug 23

Updated Aug 25

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.

Aug 24

Updated Aug 25

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 ?

Aug 23

Updated Aug 24

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.

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