Jul 16

Updated 1 hour ago

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.

2 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

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...

    Read full comment…

    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 02

Updated 11 hours ago

Lincoln Square Athletic Club Memberships for sale - discounted non-profit rate (2)

My husband and I may be moving to a neighborhood without close access to another CAC. We'd be selling our membership October through April 2015. We'd be open to paying the transfer fee and you would get the discounted non-profit employee rate ($65/ mo X2). Message me for details if you're interested.

I've been a member at a number of gyms and have found LSAC to be tremendous

  • fiatlux Writer

    I still have one membership available. First person to message me on EB gets it.

  • Hi, there is no option to e-mail you on your profile page, but if somehow someone hasn't gotten to the last membership yet, I'm very interested! Thanks!

2 days ago

Updated 19 hours ago

Police at montrose brownline

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

47 hours ago

Updated 24 hours ago

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?

  • Joan M. Back in Lincoln Square and liking it.

    I understand concepts like "scheduled maintenance" or "planned upgrade." It's just that in all the years I've had cable service, I've NEVER received prior notification. How darned difficult would that be in this day and age via email, text message or robocall?

  • 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.

2 days ago

Updated 33 hours ago

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.

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

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.

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

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?

  • What if we all go in together as a group? I have always wondered what it looks like inside!!!

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

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

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.

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

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 6 days ago

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...

Read full message…

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...

Read full message…

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....

Read full message…

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 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.

Aug 16

Updated Aug 23

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 Aug 23

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...

    Read full comment…

    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...

Read full message…

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 misanthrope

    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/

About neighbor messages

Neighborhood announcements from EveryBlock users.

Thousands of neighbors connect and get their news via EveryBlock, including:

Alexa Storch Jim Sandherr Allison Arling-Giorgi Zynja Megan K Sullivan Anthony Klar Rachel Darter JGro Volkan Kadioglu Zeus Diaz

You're 60 seconds from creating an account and joining them…

or
Enter your email address

4630-4643 N. Hamilton Ave.