Nov 08

Updated Nov 13

La Colombe

Anyone know if there's an opening date for the La Colombe opening at Clark/Foster? Looks like they're almost done with the inside...

  • JCV My head hurts.

    Looks like it is moving forward pretty quickly. Don't know the exact date but I'm looking forward to a place to counteract the effects of a few Belgian ales at the Hopleaf soon.

  • The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce added a post to their Facebook page today that La Colombe will open tomorrow, Friday 11/14....

    https://www.facebook.com/andersonville
    "HUGE week in the neighborhood for business openings - Notre Shop opens tonight (Thursday, November 13th) at 7:00 pm, tomorrow is the opening of Andersonville Antiques at 5245...

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    The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce added a post to their Facebook page today that La Colombe will open tomorrow, Friday 11/14....

    https://www.facebook.com/andersonville
    "HUGE week in the neighborhood for business openings - Notre Shop opens tonight (Thursday, November 13th) at 7:00 pm, tomorrow is the opening of Andersonville Antiques at 5245 N. Clark (the former Landmark space) AND the opening of the La Colombe coffee shop at Clark & Foster. Be sure to stop in and welcome our new neighbors to Clark Street!"

    Address and hours are now listed on La Colombe's website:

    http://www.lacolombe.com/cafes?city=2

  • JP

    Great coffee

Nov 11

Updated Nov 13

Community Health Survey

The Loyola Community Nursing Center is conducting a community health needs assessment survey of the Rogers Park, Edgewater and Uptown communities. Would you please take a few minutes to click on the link below and complete the survey?

Here is a link to the electronic version of the survey for community members: http://goo.gl/forms/ChBUx5hqkq

Thank you very much for your time.

If you have questions about the survey, please call the Loyola Community Nursing Center at 773.508.3339

  • This might explain what you experienced with Google, FB and anything else: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/privacy-concerns/

    This survey has no questions that glean identifiable information in it whatsoever. I would say it's more confidential than a survey any company would send you to complete. The companies ask for things like emails and phone numbers, stores shopped, transaction numbers, etc. This survey will know less about me than the store I last shopped at.

  • Loyola University Community Nursing Center Promoting Community Health & Wellness

    Thank you to everyone who has participated. The survey will be open for a few more weeks. We encourage you participate and add your opinions.

Nov 04

Updated Nov 06

Helicopter & Police sirens

Near Bryn Mawr and there's a helicopter going round and round and then heard a bunch of sirens anyone hear what's going on?

Time 9:21pm

  • Ricky Coogin North Andersonville

    I recently read an article online about sirens and a firefighter commented that they have to run the sirens super loud since a lot of people simply will not move out of the way.

    The city ambulances are the ones that usually run loud, at least from my experience.

  • Trust me.. Siren decibel levels in the US is nowhere as high as they are in Europe.

Nov 02

Updated Nov 04

Putrid Odor Overnight

Anyone know what that putrid odor is wafting across Edgewater on the stiff south breeze tonight? My guess is some severe petroleum plant odor blown up from Indiana. So intense, our whole apartment is permeated with it through closed windows.

  • So glad I'm not the only one who smells it, I thought I was going crazy, smelling my garbage can, wondering where on earth it could be coming from...

  • You said "putrid" and that only can be Gary.

Oct 29

Updated Nov 02

What Kind of Flag is it?

There is a black and gold flag on a flag pole on the NorthWest corner of Hermitage and Thome. Any one have an idea what country or event it is there for?

Oct 28

Updated Nov 01

Found License

Rebecca Eden - I found your license. If you send your birthday as verification of identity, I'd be happy to get it back to you.

  • d3 NOH

    Only if you're a CDL driver do you have to get it actually replaced, otherwise you just have to notify them of the new address; the Chicago police themselves often don't know this, though. I've been told twice by two different cops my license was invalid. The beat cop in...

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    Only if you're a CDL driver do you have to get it actually replaced, otherwise you just have to notify them of the new address; the Chicago police themselves often don't know this, though. I've been told twice by two different cops my license was invalid. The beat cop in 24 (a real d'khead) gave me a ticket for something unrelated, because I challenged him on this fact, in fact. And it turns out, he's wrong. His ticket was also bogus and thrown out.

    'How do I get my license and registration corrected if my name or address changes?
    Within 10 days of changing your name or address, you must notify the Secretary of State by visiting a Driver Services facility or by writing to the Driver Services Department, Central Services, 2701 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, Illinois 62723. If you wish to have a new driver's license reflecting the change, you must visit a driver facility and pay a $5 fee. To change your address, you can use the online Address Change Notification to transmit notification of address changes to the Driver Services Department. Please be sure to include your Driver's License or Identification Card number and registration number. A change of name for driver's license or ID card must be completed at a Driver Services facility. A CDL holder must obtain a corrected driver's license within 30 days of any such change.'
    http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/drivers/faq.html

  • Leelee Dog lady, cat lady, juicer extraordinaire

    Have found 3 licenses, mailed all 3 and only received one back. I dropped that one at the police station.

    Didn't occur to me to use Everyblock, but i should have! Next time I'll post here and mail them.

Oct 28

Updated Oct 29

KNL Gym

Does anyone know if there is free WiFi?

Oct 26

Updated Oct 29

Free Sleeper Sofa

Good Morning, I have a very nice sleeper sofa. I don't have room for it anymore. I am happy to give it to a good home. It is clean and in great condition. Please contact me about coming to see it and pick it up. I want it out of my place by Tuesday. Thanks!

  • Ricky Coogin North Andersonville

    Yvonne - If you're looking for a couch, check out Brown Elephant on Clark...they usually have a selection at good prices. I got mine for something like $30.

  • Cool ! Thanks( :

Oct 28

Police on 5600 N Kenmore

I was leaving for the vet and there were 4 cops parked up and down the street. Anyone have a clue what that was about?

Oct 27

Updated Oct 28

Wood Floor Repair

Hey there... Does anybody have the name of a carpenter or floor guy that could take a look at my kitchen wood floor. There is a soft spot in a certain area that I'm not sure what the cause is and I want to have somebody give me an idea and maybe a quote. Thanks!

  • jdowling Buena Park

    Throw in a couple wood screws in the soft spot and tack the flooring back down.

  • d3 NOH

    a guy named Edwardo who didn't speak English, I txted him back and forth and his son would transpose... do you know any real estate agents? They're good for "floor people" -- I would never use an online search to find this type of work in Chicago. He did an...

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    a guy named Edwardo who didn't speak English, I txted him back and forth and his son would transpose... do you know any real estate agents? They're good for "floor people" -- I would never use an online search to find this type of work in Chicago. He did an amazing job, I'll see if I can find his #. It was the only part of my reno I GCed myself and my own GC wanted to hire him for other jobs. That was somewhere around 160-175 SF and the demo work was done and I did the sub-floor. The "clear grade" (no knots in wood, and possibly longer boards themselves) was $1-2 more /SF than standard grade that most use these days.

    Though I guess that's 8.ish SF so maybe it's not terrible given you have demo work and sub-floors. It just sounds like a lot. You're sure your joists themselves are OK too?

Oct 18

Updated Oct 22

Halloween Kids events in the area?

Any upcoming Halloween events for the kids in the Edgewater/Andersonville area? Thanks!

Oct 19

Updated Oct 20

Handyman/woman needed

Does anyone have any recommendations for a good handyman/woman? I just need help installing some ikea curtains and rod and I don't own a drill or have a good working knowledge of how to do this sort of thing. Pretty straightforward job. Any recs would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

  • Taskrabbit is a good place to look for handymen/women, too.

  • Bruce at 773-474-0617. He lives in Edgewater and can do all kinds of home handyman stuff.

Jun 19

Updated Oct 20

Homeless

Was a little upset by the act of a obvious homeless man yesterday @Jewel-Osco on Bway near Foster. There are normally a couple or so "homeless" people hanging arund the entrance to this store. No one seems to shoo them off & they are not basically violent or harrassing anyone that I have seen until yesterday. We were putting our groceries into our car when a man came up & started loading our vehicle for us & then demanded/requested some...

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Was a little upset by the act of a obvious homeless man yesterday @Jewel-Osco on Bway near Foster. There are normally a couple or so "homeless" people hanging arund the entrance to this store. No one seems to shoo them off & they are not basically violent or harrassing anyone that I have seen until yesterday. We were putting our groceries into our car when a man came up & started loading our vehicle for us & then demanded/requested some money for the "service" also stating that he would return the basket to the store. Of course, I don't have any cash money on me & declined his request. I hope this does not become a common occurance. I should have called the store to complain I suppose.

  • Ricky Coogin North Andersonville

    I wish people in Andersonville would stop giving money to the homeless. I know people feel sorry for them, but there are plenty of social services; giving them money just invites them to set up permanent camp in our neighborhood. The one I'm thinking of specifically used to hang out...

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    I wish people in Andersonville would stop giving money to the homeless. I know people feel sorry for them, but there are plenty of social services; giving them money just invites them to set up permanent camp in our neighborhood. The one I'm thinking of specifically used to hang out by the eastern wall of Jewel and beg for money; when he got enough, he'd go buy beer and drink it right out on the sidewalk (making sure to leave the empty beer can on the ground even though there's a garbage can 20 feet away). I talked to him once and he told me he had a permanent place to stay, and not a shelter, either.

    He seems to have migrated south a few blocks since the summer...now he sits in front of the market around Balmoral/Clark.

  • A polite No Thank You always works for me.

Oct 14

Updated Oct 17

Convenience Stores on Granville

There is apparently two opening up, one of them in the former Royale Cupcakes place. We have around 4-5 as it is in that section of Granville-do we really need MORE covenience stores? I know it's better than empty storefronts but still. I don't get it.

One thing at least they put a nice awning to make it more appealing. But the lottery kiosk near the window makes it tacky.

  • hazelg Longtime Edgewater resident

    This is a new location for an old convenience store that was located next door to the el station and had closed up. Evidently they had a profitable business on Granville before or they would not have come back to re-establish their business. They were the most popular convenience store of all of them. I can see why they came back as I patronized them almost daily and they were always busy. I don't see how the rest of the stores survive though.

  • DK Living and Playing in Chicago

    They put huge "play lottery here!" signs all over their windows, disappointing that they don't try to make it more appealing at least. I never understood why that would look attractive.

    I know for Revival they had a community meeting about it,not sure if there was one for this store.

Oct 13

Updated Oct 14

Hit & Run @ Lakewood Between Thorndale & Elmdale

If anyone saw a hit and run this morning between 9:30-110:30 am on Lakewood, between Thorndale and Elmwood, please get in touch! This car was very damaged by a driver who left the scene without leaving information. Police report is filed, we are looking for any witnesses who may have seen the responsible vehicle. The damage is just under 2k and because it was a phantom driver (and we don't have collision...) our insurance company will not help us cover it. We are counting on our amazing Edgewater neighbors to help us be vigilant so this person can be held responsible and not do this to others.

  • Ugh. This happened on my block a few weeks ago. When I spoke to the police officer, he said he sees this every day, and it is most likely the result of the driver texting while driving. Sorry this happened to you.

  • This makes me sick to see. I have no information for you. But I'm really sorry this occurred. You don't deserve it.

  • d3 NOH

    nothing too useful to add other than I once witnessed a horrific hit-and-run in progreess and 911 didn't want to take the info because I didn't own the car. It was a college kid doing an extremely sharp and fast complete turn-about and backed right into the parked car, then kept on his way... #citythatworks

Oct 08

Updated Oct 09

Painter needed

Good Morning All,

Could anyone recommend a reliable and affordable interior painter?

  • Dirk A. Gould 10+ year Resident and Promoter of RP Real Estate

    I would highly recommend Jefferson Koegel. He painted my entire home a couple times and I referred him to about 25 clients. All 25 sung his praises. He is especially good with vintage units that need a little extra attention. He spends more time prepping than actually painting sometimes, so that the finished product looks amazing. His cell is (773) 710-6780

  • Adam G. Brand new resident of Edgewater Beach

    We've been using Drake Painting with excellent results. They got a very good review on Angie's List, and were a previous Service Provider Award winner. We tried them once for a small project, and have used them again. They were great.

    http://www.drakepaintingco.com/
    Phone: 847-818-8004
    My contact there is Dan

Oct 03

Updated Oct 07

Broadway Whole Foods opening date pushed up to April

This according to the Whole Foods rep at the community meeting last night

  • The Sheriff new sheriff in town

    Never understood buyin' meat at the market when y'all can just take down one of them deer that roam up by the river.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    I don't encounter grumpy employees at either of Evanston's Whole Foods stores both of which are on Chicago Ave., not Clark. (Evanston does have a Clark St. north of Church.)

Oct 01

Updated Oct 03

Mechanic Recommendations

Hi EveryBlock neighbors!
I'm looking for an affordable mechanic nearby that might help me with some car issues. Does anyone have any recommendations?
It seems to be my exhaust... I think it might have came lose after hitting a speed bump or something (my car is very low to the ground) and it's making a very loud noise. Thanks four your help!!!!!

  • ZParedes60660 Owner/Partner of The Hsieh Law Group, LLP

    AB Marathon at Ashland and Bryn Mawr is great, highly recommend them!

  • Runges on Rogers and Paulina. They are great!

Sep 29

Updated Oct 01

Speed Bumps on 5600 block of Kenmore

I'm interested if anybody can tell me what the process of requesting speed bumps on the street would be? There are speed bumps on every street around u, even in our alleys but people drive so fast to make the light at Kenmore in Hollywood.

Last week our two-year-old pug was hit by one of those cars trying to make a green light.

  • Sorry about your dog, which vet did you take him to? And how was the experience? I am looking for an emergency vet (in case anything ever happens to my dogs).

  • brandon sheridan walker

    if you don't have speed bumps/humps on that stretch section of the block, (we're talking NB Bryn Mawr to Hollywood) right? then contact your block club president to see if we can declare that a safety zone section since there is a school & the Pomeroy senior living community. do...

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    if you don't have speed bumps/humps on that stretch section of the block, (we're talking NB Bryn Mawr to Hollywood) right? then contact your block club president to see if we can declare that a safety zone section since there is a school & the Pomeroy senior living community. do you know who is your block club is? is there a "No Turn on Red" sign on the corner? if not, we can start with that. a lot less expensive than the bumps/humps....but we have to start somewhere. i'm sorry that Lucy has had to have such a horrible experience in her early stages of life......sad lesson, but nevertheless a lesson: keep your dog close & keep your lead closer.

Sep 28

Updated Sep 30

Flower store

Does anyone know why the flower store closed?

  • If it the place that I am thinking of, I think the owner may have retired or something. Again, I maybe be thinking of another florist, but this was located on Bryn Mawr just east of the L and on the north side of the street. I hope things are treating him well!

  • Scott that's the one , thanks

Sep 27

Updated Sep 28

Fireworks

Does anyone know what the fireworks barrage we are experiencing is all about?

  • ScottPhillips Long time RP resident

    Very cool that Loyola puts on a great show for the students and their parents.

    It's a great contrast to all the negative things happening in our neighborhood of late.

  • Edgewater sucks....

Sep 28

Updated Sep 28

Screaming/cheers

It's Sunday, I'm trying to sleep in but can't because all I hear are cheers and people screaming.... What is going on??? It's too early for this!!!!

Sep 24

Updated Sep 27

DNAInfo Covers Clark Devon Hardware Article in Popular Mechanics

Did EveryBlock know that Clark Devon Hardware was the focus of a piece in September issue of Popular Mechanics all about the Great American Hardware Store - an Appreciation by Ted Allen? DNAinfo covered the coverage, which highlighted the people at the store who really help you find what you need. Here's the link
http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140909/rogers-park/clark-devon-hardware-dubbed-great-american-hardware-store
Tried to post this via EB's media link, but wasn't sure how..

  • JCV My head hurts.

    Thanks for being a solid part of our community! Time and time again I've gone in there looking for a part, a screw, or a tool for one of my crazy projects and there is ALWAYS someone who can figure out the best solution. Congrats on being featured, because it's well deserved!

  • Neighborly1~ Values community.

    They are the absolute BEST. They really know their stuff and are super super helpful. So glad they are here. Really wonderful place.

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