17 hours ago

Updated 3 min ago

Winter Escape

Hey Everyone!

Quick note for you mom's and dad's, music lovers and just good ol' fashion neighbors;

Sad about summer coming to an end and all the fun (not too mention outdoor activities) that come with it and was wondering if anyone would be interested in starting some sort of discussion around a library themed evening event?

I realize beer will likely not be sold at the library (d@mn) but my Fall might be a lot cooler if I could...

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Hey Everyone!

Quick note for you mom's and dad's, music lovers and just good ol' fashion neighbors;

Sad about summer coming to an end and all the fun (not too mention outdoor activities) that come with it and was wondering if anyone would be interested in starting some sort of discussion around a library themed evening event?

I realize beer will likely not be sold at the library (d@mn) but my Fall might be a lot cooler if I could slide into Winter knowing that there would be something community oriented to take my daughter too during the Winter (outside of Wiggle Worms, Swim Class, etc.).

1.) Has this ever been discussed? (Hosting something at the Library - )
2.) Who else feels the same?

Personally, the thought of not having one or two nights a week to "plan" for stuff in the face of bitter cold and dark skies would go a long way towards breaking "Chiberia".

(I apologize in advance if that's too many cold winter references, but hey, it's coming.)

Best!

13 hours ago

Updated 4 min ago

Disturbance at Irving and Lincoln: man wielding a pole

Anyone have any information about the man at the intersection of Irving Park, Damen, and Lincoln? About 10 cop cars were there dealing with a man wielding a pole.

23 min ago

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20 hours ago

Updated 37 min ago

Running/Walking Groups?

Any running/walking groups people enjoy in our neighborhood or surrounding neighborhoods?

  • Fleet Feet in Lincoln Square offers "fun run" running groups several times a week. I posted the times for you below!
    Every Monday at 6:30pm
    Every Wednesday at 6:30pm - Chicks' Night
    Every Saturday at 8:00am - Breakfast Club Fun Run

37 hours ago

Updated 56 min ago

Chicago Republican

Re Sun Times: "We need a mayor for all of us. Progressive Democrat Karen Lewis is considering a campaign against Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel," the writing says. "Join the “People’s Movement” for inclusion, equity, racial justice and participatory democracy and contribute today to help us reverse the bad policies of Mayor 1%."

Don't get me wrong, I respect Lewis. She's smart and fearless. She's also a left of Michael Moore.
I am watching the PBS series "The Roosevelt's" and these top 10 Presidents were both 1%ers. Please tell me, is she really the better choice for our city at this time?

  • @Northside Chris,

    Thanks. I did in fact mess up what her title was. I thought she was head of the Board of Education, not the teacher's union. Unfortunately, everyblock doesn't have an edit button so I could not change it after I did realize I in fact wrote the incorrect...

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    @Northside Chris,

    Thanks. I did in fact mess up what her title was. I thought she was head of the Board of Education, not the teacher's union. Unfortunately, everyblock doesn't have an edit button so I could not change it after I did realize I in fact wrote the incorrect thing, nor did I want to blow up in writing back to what I already wrote.

    But, head of the Chicago Teacher's Union enforces even more that she is not qualified enough to run this city. And the pro-union comment wasn't directed towards the board itself, it was directed to her, but would make sense when she runs the Teacher's Union itself.

    I personally don't believe she will be of benefit to this city with her no answer to any compromises. Her smug attitude toward any changes during the teacher's strike made me tune her out.

    And I'm not necessarily a Rahm supporter as well. Its just my attitude towards Karen herself as a candidate.

  • See Tea Lasagna Lover

    You think our taxes are bad now? I shudder thinking what would happen with that hog in charge.

41 hours 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)

  • Gio V Lincoln Square - born and raised.

    To all those affected, make sure each of you contact Comcast and demand a refund for the day(s) that you were affected. If people do that enough, hurting them in their bottom line will surely motivate them to upgrade their equipment in order to prevent further disruptions.

  • See Tea Lasagna Lover

    It's the lesser of two evils but as soon as ATT offers cable around here, I'll be making the switch. We only have ATT wifi now and have had no issues. The best part is not having to deal with Comcast customer service - absolutely terrible.

2 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Italian Language Classes in Schools

Hi Everyone,

I'm new to the area and wondering if anyone knows of a local school with instruction in Italian? I'm having a hard time finding one.

Thanks!

Sep 04

Updated 1 hour ago

Dog Attack

I wanted to post about this in case anyone has had a similar experience. My husband and I were walking our 6 month old puppy one day and an owner and his pit bull mix (grey and white) was standing outside our gate. We were on Wolcott Ave. The dog jumped and bit our dog on the face and wouldn't let go. The owner acted like this has happened more than once and our dog had a swollen mouth for...

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I wanted to post about this in case anyone has had a similar experience. My husband and I were walking our 6 month old puppy one day and an owner and his pit bull mix (grey and white) was standing outside our gate. We were on Wolcott Ave. The dog jumped and bit our dog on the face and wouldn't let go. The owner acted like this has happened more than once and our dog had a swollen mouth for a few days and now has scarring / scabbing. We were so upset that we tried to get away and didn't get the person's name/number. We had never seen them on our street/neighborhood before but if anyone seems them please be careful. The guy did say afterword that the dog was not friendly. We are not sure why he was even walking the dog in public. If you see them or know who they are we would love to get their information for our dog's sake.

9 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Loud Noise and Screaming at Hermitage/Winnemac?

At around 9:30pm this evening I heard a loud boom followed by a girl screaming a few times around Hermitage and Winnemac. I looked out seconds later and saw people walking their dogs/ on bikes etc...Just a little freaked out from the noise. Did anyone else catch it? Hoping it was nothing.

2 hours ago

Sep 02

Updated 3 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!

3 days ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Nightly disturbances in alley south of waveland, north of addison, between hamilton and hoyne.

Hi,

For the past 2 weeks or so, I have been woken up every night by very loud, seemingly deliberate noises (garbage bin shaking, metal screeching, pounding) coming from my alley. At first, they were consistently occurring at 4:30am. The past few nights, I have been hearing them anywhere between 2am and 4:30am.

Normally, these alleys are very quiet. These noises in the wee hours of the morning are easily the loudest during any hour in that area with the exception of maybe garbage and recycling pick up.

I would really appreciate any help.

Thanks!

  • 311 will get you nowhere fast. After they finally answer, I bet they would transfer you to 911 anyway. Call 911 and report suspicious activity, and call 911 again the next night and so on and so on.
    If they are caught, the wont know it's you, and they wont retaliate.

    Don't hide under the covers and wonder and worry you're going to piss someone off. Take a stand and do something, this is OUR neighborhood.

  • I agree. I've spoken with several police officers and the alderman and 911 is the way to go.

    Not to mention, since they merged the police district, the number of police in our neighborhood has drastically decreased. The police log calls and deploy resources based on this so if you hear something, call 911. I plan to do the same.

Jul 16

Updated 11 hours 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.

  • SpamAlert Spamophobic

    "Hey, SpamAlert, did it ever occur to you that your posting on every thread you perceive to be spam is way more annoying than actual spam?"

    Hey, astat! Why no, no it hasn't occurred to me. But I'll tell you what I'm going to do. Starting today, if 1000 EB...

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    "Hey, SpamAlert, did it ever occur to you that your posting on every thread you perceive to be spam is way more annoying than actual spam?"

    Hey, astat! Why no, no it hasn't occurred to me. But I'll tell you what I'm going to do. Starting today, if 1000 EB members in 100 days (no new accounts created just for this purpose, now!) would care to email me to agree with you that, yes, I am just as annoying as the advertisements that all the people post as Neighborhood News because those posters are extra special people who don't have to follow the rules and whose advertisements we can't turn off because we joined EB for neighborhood news - then I shall stop posting for ever and deactivate my account. Sound fair to you? Ready, set, go!

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

2 days ago

Updated 11 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.

4 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Day-time Home Burglary and Night-time Garage Thieves

On Sept 11th our home was broken into by criminals and several items were stolen with rooms and walls vandalized in the process. This was done between the hours of 9am and 1:30pm, but most likely around 11am. This is when a neighbor saw a white van parked behind our garage in the alley.

The police are investigating, but in response, we installed some Dropcams around the house and 36 hours later we caught a man in our yard at 3:30am. Below is a link to the video. Watch starting on the upper left side of the screen as he begins in our neighbors yard and make his was to the alley.

https://www.dropcam.com/c/11f262949e1a4b39a0996cbc234eb081.mp4

  • Do you mind expanding on how you did motion detectors with piercing sounds. I would like to do that

  • Philip Independent Business owner ,47th. ward since 1968

    I had a similar set up of motion detectors added to the back of my house and next door business after I got into a fist fight with a man I caught in my back yard in June . I don't ever want to fight like that again but I...

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    I had a similar set up of motion detectors added to the back of my house and next door business after I got into a fist fight with a man I caught in my back yard in June . I don't ever want to fight like that again but I will if I have to protect my family and home . So like Gio said the noise will surely scare these tresspassers away . The first system is a silent type that only sounds an alarm inside my home , that's how I was able to catch this guy . I decided it's much safer just to scare them away . It was installed by my security company . Works great and also has a timer on the siren . Very professional system .

39 hours ago

Updated 16 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.

6 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Chalanger For Alderman Pawar???!!???

I am SO disappointed & disgusted by the so called Lawrence Avenue Street Scape!! Why don't we call it the Lawrence Avenue TRAFFIC NIGHTMARE??!!? Is ANYONE running against Alderman Pawar?? ANYONE??!!??

  • Bob Kastigar 15 Years North Park, bike rider, retired

    "End this thread and begin another..."

    If you do that, those who are already subscribed to this thread my not get to continue following the new thread, since it will be new.

    Subscribers: Bob Kastigar, Sweetjayne, Buster, MandaLeigh, Derek, phil, Catbus, LS fan, John P, Sid V, Southport, Kevin K,...

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    "End this thread and begin another..."

    If you do that, those who are already subscribed to this thread my not get to continue following the new thread, since it will be new.

    Subscribers: Bob Kastigar, Sweetjayne, Buster, MandaLeigh, Derek, phil, Catbus, LS fan, John P, Sid V, Southport, Kevin K, Nicholas Parsons, Duncs, Jack Lydon, SixtyTwoPercentWater, Julie-audubon, Paul Thompson, LincolnSquareInsider, Sara on Paulina, Nk, Shawn Ritchie, Irena S., Imtired, Hilary, nan doyle, dangle snipe & celly, BillDahl, Mary, Michael in Uptown, The Crusty Pirate, Michelle In the AP, Margaret L, astat, Mark, North Center B, yoohoo, Kelly, Mike on Wolcott, scinchicago, AN in Ravenswood, Mark Kubiak

  • I can find a new thread in my feed. Or research candidates, and locate a voting booth.

40 hours ago

Updated 20 hours ago

Chicago Tribune trial I didn't ask for

Recently I received a letter from a debt collector on behalf of the Chicago Tribune. The company claimed that I owed $32.25 and that I needed to pay them immediately--or I could call them to plead my case.

Naturally, I called them. They refused to produce evidence of the debt or explain where it came from --other than to direct me to Chicago Tribune.

So I called Chicago Tribune. They claimed that I had signed up for a Tribune trial...

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Recently I received a letter from a debt collector on behalf of the Chicago Tribune. The company claimed that I owed $32.25 and that I needed to pay them immediately--or I could call them to plead my case.

Naturally, I called them. They refused to produce evidence of the debt or explain where it came from --other than to direct me to Chicago Tribune.

So I called Chicago Tribune. They claimed that I had signed up for a Tribune trial from a door-to-door salesperson/kid asking for a donation for their education. They said that I had been receiving newspapers for months (I hadn't) and they had been sending me bills.

I have no idea what they were talking about. Neither does my wife. We'd never seen a door-to-door Tribune salesperson, much less signed up for a subscription. If the Trib had sent any bills, we probably assumed it was unsolicited junk mail.

The customer service rep eventually credited the account, but not before admitting that there were others like me calling in about their own mystery bills.

My suspicion is that this door-to-door "salesperson" put us on the list without consulting us. I'm curious to know if anyone else has experienced this.

  • Chaya--yeah, I remember hearing that on some radio show, and that's exactly what I asked for from the debt collector. They got flustered but said they wouldnt do that--that I should just pay up.

  • MandaLeigh Here I Is.

    Chaya, I just heard that on "This American Life" last week! I never knew that before the episode, and it's extremely beneficial to know that for instances exactly like this.

39 hours ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Anyone have a garage space for rent?

I just moved up to Lincoln Square, but my apartment only has street parking and my car is a plug-in hybrid (Chevy Volt) that I would like to be able to plug in at night. I would of course be willing to pay for the extra electricity, though it doesn't use much. There wasn't any noticeable increase in the electric bill at my last place.

Let me know!

  • I've been watching parking for the area on Craigslist and parkingspot.com for a while and I've seen quite a few garage spots come up (out of my price range, but sounds worth it for you). Also I am jealous of your Volt :)

24 hours ago

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2 days ago

Updated 25 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.

26 hours ago

3 days ago

Updated 35 hours ago

Looking for Movers - insured/ licensed

We're looking for movers in a couple weeks, and were wondering what companies you'd recommend. I called 2 Guys & a truck, and their price quote was too high (for moving a very small apartment). What are your thoughts? Some of the places that have good reviews on Yelp don't have web sites or very findable sites, so it's hard to find out more about the company. I do plan to make calls, but would love to have neighbor input.

  • These guys were great: http://www.neuhausandsons.com/

    Also, unlike others that I contacted, they had $1mil in insurance on our move.

  • We used OnTime Movers, who seemed to change their name to In and Out. First time, had a great experience. The second time took forever and it cost us a pretty penny. The third crew member was apparently new and being trained. They wrapped everything with tons of blankets and tape (things that did not need it), which they charged us for. Would not recommend them again.

Sep 11

Updated 35 hours ago

LA Fitness in Ravenswood or Athletic Club?

I am debating on joining the newer LA Fitness in Ravenswood or the Chicago Athletic Club, either Lincoln Park, Lakeview or Lincoln Square. Does anyone have input to this? My biggest thing is facilities and classes available.

  • Here is a link to the Health and Fitness Society and some information on the differences between a Medical Fitness Facility and a Gym. http://www.ideafit.com/fitness-library/building-bridge-career-medical-fitness

  • We use LA Fitness. I go early mornings- 6am- and don't have a problem with the cardio equipment. I used the pool when it first opened, but it got crowded quickly- there are only 3 lanes. Even at 6, I had to wait 5-10 minutes a few times. Not a...

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    We use LA Fitness. I go early mornings- 6am- and don't have a problem with the cardio equipment. I used the pool when it first opened, but it got crowded quickly- there are only 3 lanes. Even at 6, I had to wait 5-10 minutes a few times. Not a huge deal, except I'm trying to get home in time to get the kids up and ready for school so every minute counts. The facilities are not spotless but decent enough that I shower there (with flipflops). It fits our needs fine.

Dec 01 2012

Updated 41 hours ago

Apartment burglary

My friend's second-floor apartment near Damen/Lawrence unfortunately was burglarized during the day yesterday. Her laptop and jewelry were stolen, as well as a backpack to haul the stuff in, apparently. Thankfully her cute little cats were unharmed. The doors were bolted when she came home and no windows were broken, so they're not sure yet how the thief got in but they think he must have had a key somehow, possibly from/as a previous tenant.

That uncomfortable theory might raise questions of security and safety for all us renters out there. It also underscores the importance of having renter's insurance.

I hope karma bites that guy right in the a**.

  • Love how everyone always wants to screw the landlord. It takes maybe 5 minutes to change a lock. If you ask your landlord to change your locks and he doesn't do it fast enough for you, do it yourself and give him a key. It's a better route than hiring attorneys and going down that road.

  • b in edgewater/andersonville interested resident and business owner

    I wanted to address the issue of always making sure you have renters insurance. People tend to think the builidng they live in is totally secure and they " don't really own anything". Break ins are traumatic and the last thing you want to deal with is worrying about who pays for what. Get renters insurance. Barbara Janusek State Farm agency on Broadway and Bryn Mawr will get you coverage for less than $12.00 a month.

Aug 01

Updated 43 hours ago

Recent Mice Infestation in our Building

Just moved to the North Center this summer in the neighborhood that borders the river near Campbell and Pensacola, I was wondering if any other neighbors have had recent mice issues in their buildings or homes. My management company and veteran building neighbors say it is the first infestation they have seen. Several neighbors have moved out this month some due to the problem. Has anyone had any success with eradicating mice as a renter, if so any advise you can pass along about my rights or steps I can take to get the management company moving on fixing the problem.

  • Unregistered, sounds like I'm in the building across Campbell from you. I've gorva different management company. Neighborly1- I've seen mice in the home even caught a live one one. The flies usually come when. A mouse dies in the wall. Its very unsettling, usually about 2 dozen flies and many...

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    Unregistered, sounds like I'm in the building across Campbell from you. I've gorva different management company. Neighborly1- I've seen mice in the home even caught a live one one. The flies usually come when. A mouse dies in the wall. Its very unsettling, usually about 2 dozen flies and many are very slow and lazy from gorging on the mouse corpse. Its really gross and and can be accompanied by a bad smell depending on how close the dead mouse is to your unit. My management co knows and is not taking steps to remove the bodies or eradicate the infestation.

  • Once there is nesting in the walls, it's almost impossible to single handedly stop them. I know there's a tool, RIDDEX PLUS. You plug into the walls and will emit some sound that drives away rodents/pest bugs . Also you can spray peppermint around the house. I do this anyway...

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    Once there is nesting in the walls, it's almost impossible to single handedly stop them. I know there's a tool, RIDDEX PLUS. You plug into the walls and will emit some sound that drives away rodents/pest bugs . Also you can spray peppermint around the house. I do this anyway with having a doggy. Not trying to bring fleas around. Apparently it's a fix for rodents too. I honestly wish there was a way to have the management company step in. (Found out in my building they are willing to pay for "renovations" from 1 to 2 bedrooms, take out the dining room, and charge 6-700 more on rent. But are completely uninterested in eradicating this rodents issue. Long less gaining another dumpster.) Can't help but feel alone on actually fixing the problem, huh.

3 days ago

Updated 47 hours ago

Humidifier for heating system

I can't suffer through dry winter air again!

Any recos on:
1) A place to buy a humidifier for my heating system
2) Brand of humidifier

Thanks!

  • Simply put: your heating/AC contractor. They will know what size you need for the space of your home and what will work with your heating system/AC.

  • Joe

    Home Depot and Honeywell. If you're a do-it-yourselfer.

  • I like Aprilaire. These can be found at most of the big box, home improvement retailers. Alternately, alpinehomeair.com is a good resource for HVAC equipment.

2 days ago

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3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Gutter cleaning recommendations

We need to have our gutters cleaned and have leaf guards installed. Has anyone worked with a reasonably priced and trustworthy company? If so, please post your recommendation.

Thanks!!

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.

Sep 06

Updated 2 days ago

Addison porch robbery

I called police Friday, about 2:00 p.m.
after witnessing a male, black, with short dread locks, about 20-25 years take a package off a neighbor's porch then walk east on Addison street. He hung out at the bus stop at Addison and Wolcott, let the bus pass by, then crossed the street to take the package. As far as I know he wasn't caught.

  • This has happened to us 3-4x in the year that we've lived in Roscoe Village and a couple of times, it's occurred within minutes of the UPS truck leaving. The truck must be followed.

  • ChiJen, that is exactly what is happening. These thieves track delivery trucks, knowing that they will leave packages in unsecured locations if no one answers the door. I avoid UPS deliveries if at all possible because of this. I've never had UPS do this.

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    ChiJen, that is exactly what is happening. These thieves track delivery trucks, knowing that they will leave packages in unsecured locations if no one answers the door. I avoid UPS deliveries if at all possible because of this. I've never had UPS do this.

    If you are having an item delivered by UPS delivery and suspect you will not be home to receive it, leave alternative instructions when you place your order for an item: "If no response at delivery address, please ring any apartment in bldg (or specify another apartment #)" or "If no response at delivery address, please deliver next door (give exact address)." I believe if you give an address close to yours, they will deliver as requested. At the very least, leave an instruction NOT to leave the delivery in an unsecured location.

2 days ago

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Chicago Market Info Session TODAY

Chicago Market, a brand new community-owned food co-op forming on the North Side of Chicago, will be holding an Information Session on TODAY, September 13 at Sheil Park at 3505 N Southport Ave from 1.30 - 3.00 pm.

Come learn about the co-op, meet Chicago Market Steering Committee members and current Owners, and become a Founding Owner. RSVP at http://www.chicagomarket.coop/info-session-september-13.

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Chicago Market's #1000in100 Campaign for 1,000 Owners in 100 days is booming. We now have an incredible 455 Owners!...

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Chicago Market, a brand new community-owned food co-op forming on the North Side of Chicago, will be holding an Information Session on TODAY, September 13 at Sheil Park at 3505 N Southport Ave from 1.30 - 3.00 pm.

Come learn about the co-op, meet Chicago Market Steering Committee members and current Owners, and become a Founding Owner. RSVP at http://www.chicagomarket.coop/info-session-september-13.

***

Chicago Market's #1000in100 Campaign for 1,000 Owners in 100 days is booming. We now have an incredible 455 Owners!

There are FEWER THAN THREE WEEKS left in our campaign. If you've been planning to become an Owner, thinking about it, or on the fence, time is running out!

For more information, see our "10 Things Everyone Wants to know about Chicago Market" at http://www.chicagomarket.coop/10_things_everybody_wants_to_know_about_chicago_market

Check out Momma Cuisine's wonderful blog post about Chicago Market here at http://mommacuisine.com/2014/08/06/chicago-market-wants-to-change-the-way-you-shop-for-groceries/

Hear our recent WBEZ interview on the Afternoon Shift with Monica Eng and Louisa Chu at https://soundcloud.com/afternoonshiftwbez/chewing-the-fat-icy-treats-desserts-and-food-co-ops

Or listen to us talk with Patti Vasquez on the Pretty Late show on WGN recently: http://wgnradio.com/2014/08/28/8-26-14-full-show-podcast-chicago-market-co-op-state-senator-dan-kotowski-daphne-scott/

And last but NOT least: Please become a Founding Owner at www.chicagomarket.coop/join

We are so appreciative of the Chicago community for its ongoing support in our #1000in100 campaign to recruit 1,000 Owners in 100 days.

Best,
Greg Berlowitz
Project Lead, Steering Committee, Founder
Chicago Market - A Community Co-op
www.chicagomarket.coop
info@chicagomarket.coop

  • SpamAlert Spamophobic

    Greg, I'll say this: The aggressiveness with which you and others (?) have spammed the board and then DENIED that you are, indeed, spamming with your advertisements which are generally denied by EveryBlock to other organizations has changed my initial good thoughts about your organization.

    Let's take an easy example...

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    Greg, I'll say this: The aggressiveness with which you and others (?) have spammed the board and then DENIED that you are, indeed, spamming with your advertisements which are generally denied by EveryBlock to other organizations has changed my initial good thoughts about your organization.

    Let's take an easy example over and above the sheer number of advertisements you've been posting: You call these information sessions Events, yet you continue to place them, not in the Events section which is clearly marked when you enter your information, but in the Neighborhood News section. Why does your organization think that this requirement does not apply to it?

  • Thank you @spamalert for being the know all and be all for this community post.

    I will be sure to follow your enlightening posts and remarks further. I'm glad we have someone to protect our board with their own views of what is advertisements and what isn't.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Cracked laptop screen

Hi Everyone,
I have several nasty cracks on the screen of my macbook pro. The warranty has expired and Apple would like to charge me 600.00 + to fix it. I would love to find a cheaper alternative. I can still use it, but now I have little pieces falling off the screen. Yelp reviews are all over the place with some of the independent repair stores. Any recommendations?

  • Jacob Ortony I like community

    On a whim I just checked out the cost of Macbook Pro replacement displays and they are outrageously expensive ($300-800 just for hardware). $600 for repair is a good deal as far as repairs go, and you're not looking for recommendations for replacement, but fundamentally it is important to know...

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    On a whim I just checked out the cost of Macbook Pro replacement displays and they are outrageously expensive ($300-800 just for hardware). $600 for repair is a good deal as far as repairs go, and you're not looking for recommendations for replacement, but fundamentally it is important to know that you can get a non-apple device for far less. The initial response to this generally is that you know the apple interface and like the quality of the construction. In my 12 years of computer repair, a majority of my customers have needed their Macs fixed (both in hardware replacement and software irritations). The hardware in Apple products is the generally the same as what you would find in other non-Apple products and while the engineering (generally) is better, the life span of hardware (storage life and (recently) CPU hard/firm architecture) is the limiting factor for the life of the product and that will be roughly the same as any other well reviewed product. The laptop market is very close, but non-Apple is generally at a fraction of the cost. As for the user interface, if you look at screen shots of the user interfaces of all mainstream OS and applications, you can see striking similarities as many user experience designers come to a common consensus on the ideal computer/human interface (with current common input devices). I can't give a wholehearted recommendation for change as I don't know how you use your machine, but for the vast majority of people a $250 (sale $200) Chromebook would be more than sufficient and cheap enough to assign less worry to its well-being. Considering the cost of the repair you could buy a Chromebook, an external display, and a high quality Android phone (off contract) for seamless life and/or business device harmony. As a disclaimer, I just want to say I might also be biased by my irritation at some of the licensing choices Apple has made in the last couple decades, some of which make Bill Gates seem like Linus Torvalds.

  • Al I. Not Defender of Cartoon Cows

    It's not a hazmat anything. Damian's estimate is spot on, he's the guy you should call. (I don't know him; I just have my own background in system support and am a long time mac user.)

2 days ago

Found Keys

I found a set of keys near the Irving Park Brown Line on the south side of IP. There's a card for LSAC on them, so I'll drop them off there later this afternoon.

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I nominate you, sir/ ma'am, for a Nobel Prize for common courtesy

This is an ode to the early morning honker, the person giving a ride to an unseen passenger this very Saturday at 6:30am. I don't have kids and selfishly expect sleep, so you reminded me of that. You must have known I was in danger of sleeping in on this non-work day for me. Thank you, person who probably has a cell phone and could have called said passenger to notify them of arrival, for your brusque honk-honk-honk, a trinity...

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This is an ode to the early morning honker, the person giving a ride to an unseen passenger this very Saturday at 6:30am. I don't have kids and selfishly expect sleep, so you reminded me of that. You must have known I was in danger of sleeping in on this non-work day for me. Thank you, person who probably has a cell phone and could have called said passenger to notify them of arrival, for your brusque honk-honk-honk, a trinity of super quick cacophony, for not only making sure I saw the sunrise, but for testing to see if my sympathetic nervous system was working. FYI: It is. Thank you, because I frequently forget about it.

Thank you for honking when you could have easily double parked in a quiet & empty Lincoln Square to flag down/ ring the door of said passenger, because this way I get to imagine--for just a beautiful second--what it's like in New York or Hong Kong at noon on Tuesday.

Where, I must ask, did you learn such *spectacular* common courtesy? You must have taken a course from the early morning clamorous crew at Lake Shore Recycling Company. Those guys are common courtesy pros, frequently arriving at 5:45 or, on their more lazy days, 6:40 or so, and doing their job with *such* aplomb. Those guys know how to get it done, and by it, I mean making my Circadian rhythm like that of a mutable jazz solo. And I really like jazz, so why not syncopate my very being? Noise ordinance 11-4-2900, you are for obedient losers.

I nominate you, sir/ ma'am, for a Nobel Prize for common courtesy. Please feel free to enter your own nominees for this prize in the comments.

Signed,
Sleepy coffee shop patron

PS--If you've seen this scene from Louie, I feel like it captures the wonder of this moment I experienced this morning: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0g3q_4kZnU

  • I do as Jeff does. No honk needed. The best was the other day, pulling out of my alley (which turns into another alley before getting to street) with a car right behind me. I inch slowly, stop and move on. She lays on her horn, despite the fact that she was only an inch behind me. Plus the fact that since I had turned, no car could be coming through from opp direction.

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

    To reiterate what was said above, we all need to slow down, be patient, and get off our butts to ring doorbells. You are just shortening your lifespan if you are too stressed out and/or lazy to do the above. #endsoapbox

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Looking for dog friendly apt/condo to rent

Hello Everyone, I have a friend who is looking for a dog friendly apt/condo to rent in Ravenswood/Lincoln Square. This person is looking for at least a two bedroom. Any suggestions you all have would be a big help. Thanks!

  • Have you tried Apartment Finders? I use them to rent my condo and the service is free to renters.

  • Melanie F. Lincoln Square Resident

    There is a 2 bed, 2 bath open in my building right now and our landlord takes pets on a "case by case basis" (meaning he really just likes to talk to you and make sure it's not some wild dog that will bark all hours of the day and...

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    There is a 2 bed, 2 bath open in my building right now and our landlord takes pets on a "case by case basis" (meaning he really just likes to talk to you and make sure it's not some wild dog that will bark all hours of the day and destroy the yard, etc.). The last two sets of people that have lived there have both had small/medium sized dogs. I don't know what your friend's budget is but if you want to send me a private message I can give you more details.

  • McBean animals, art, outdoors

    There is one on Wolcott between sunnyside and montrose on the east side. It is a large brown brick apartment building often with bikes secured to the iron fence. They are always advertising 2 bedroom apartments. It's nice and many owners with dogs live there.

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Updated 3 days ago

Need Ceramic Tile Installed

Can anyone recommend a person and/or company that can install 12" X 12" ceramic tile? Thanks!

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