3 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Neglectful Nanny - Is Your Child Named Lily?

While at the Uptown Target today (around 1:10pm), I heard a child (screaming) crying for over 15 minutes. My friend and I were concerned, so we went over to see what was going on. A young girl named Lily, under the age of 2 and wearing a pink snow suit, was strapped into her stroller while her nanny ignored her unrelenting cries for help. Lily was tomato red in the face and was obviously in severe distress! Her older sister...

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While at the Uptown Target today (around 1:10pm), I heard a child (screaming) crying for over 15 minutes. My friend and I were concerned, so we went over to see what was going on. A young girl named Lily, under the age of 2 and wearing a pink snow suit, was strapped into her stroller while her nanny ignored her unrelenting cries for help. Lily was tomato red in the face and was obviously in severe distress! Her older sister (about 4 years old) was following along while the nanny shopped for clothes and makeup. After we went downstairs (10 minutes later), we heard that the child was still shrieking. At this point, I went up to the nanny and asked if the child was OK. She looked at me annoyed and said she "was either tired or hungry." The nanny continued shopping. A woman who also witnessed this came up to me (close to being in tears) after I said something and thanked me. She wanted to call the police. If this is your child, you should know that this nanny is neglectful and should not be caring for your children. I've attached photos of this nanny and the kids in case you are or know the parents. Please feel free to contact me if you need additional information. Thank you.

  • SpamAlert Hates being spammed

    Por favor! I would never say that we should stop commenting in a thread. I was just making an observation about the torpor that has descended here. Justifiable torpor.

  • Gio, you must have only read the first half of my post. My point was two fold...1)this lady did not go over the top and call the cops and accuse of kidnapping or abuse, she did was was reasonable and respectful and asked the adult if everything was alright.
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    Gio, you must have only read the first half of my post. My point was two fold...1)this lady did not go over the top and call the cops and accuse of kidnapping or abuse, she did was was reasonable and respectful and asked the adult if everything was alright.
    2) the kid was not just crying. According to the OP, the kid was screaming for a long time. Now, dogs bark, kids cry and people over-react, that's just part of nature, but a kid screaming bloody murder for 30 minutes is not normal behavior for a typical 2 year old. Not to mention it is just plain rude to take a kid out in public and not do something about the kid screaming for that long.
    And if you think posting a kids picture on the internet is going to put them at any more risk than just playing in the park, you need to step into the 21rst century. Your pictures are taken about a dozen times walking down most business saturated blocks, banks, CTA stops, Metra stops, grocery stores, etc...there is no such thing as privacy anymore...hell even the city cameras can look inside your house if your blinds are open. So get over yourselves already.
    This is a big reason why people are so hesitant to help others now-a-days, if they do, they get blasted for it by every douche with a keyboard and internet connection.

    I'm out!

23 hours ago

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  • Bill Near Rockwell L

    How is this a "Neighbor message about an act of kindness?"

    To quote Eric Idle, "Spam spam spam spam spam spam...."

  • To quote the "Thanks" button, "Jack Jack Jack Jack Jack Jack Jack Jack . . . "

1 hour ago

Looking for Handyman

Need a lazy susan cabinet re-installed. Looking for someone reliable, experienced, and hopefully affordable. It was taken out by a plumber and put back by same, so no longer spins. Thanks!

Feb 15

Updated 1 hour ago

Wedding Hair & Makeup Rec?

Getting married in May and looking for an affordable place to get hair and make up done for my wedding. I have looked around on Yelp and feeling overwhelmed. I did look further into a place but then added it all up and feel that $200 is crazy (including trials for both hair and makeup). Or is it?? Thank you ladies for any advise! Style I'm thinking is old hollywood waves/loose bun (depending on weather) and ethereal makeup. I am aware I can watch tutorials, but want to take the stress off :) Thank you again!!

  • I highly recommend Sine Qua Non (Lincoln Park) location. Ava did an AMAZING updo for me and Karl did a beautiful job for the bride, who wanted her hair down. Alla did a lovely job with our make-up. Hair and make-up for both of us was just over $200.

  • Hi Kelly! Where did you find that $200 quote? Seems great to me :)

18 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

5 steg till billigare priser bilförsäkring recension av Dyman Associates Insurance Group of Companie

Måste alla som kör bilförsäkring, men ser den månatliga premien försvinner från ditt bankkonto kan fortfarande skada. Även om försäkringen är en nödvändighet för de flesta människor, finns det några försökte-och-true sätt att hitta billig bilförsäkring.

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  • Bill Near Rockwell L

    How is this a "Neighbor message about an act of kindness?"

    To quote Eric Idle, "Spam spam spam spam spam spam...."
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    Hur är detta en "granne budskap om en handling av vänlighet?"

    För att citera Eric Idle, "Spam spam spam spam spam spam ...."

Feb 23

Updated 6 hours ago

Any recommended local general contractors?

My husband and I are hoping to find a general contractor to assist us with minor renovations in a newly purchased home in Ravenswood. Any recommendations - especially direct experience with completed jobs, and descriptions - would be incredibly helpful! Thank you!

  • Jon Hiatt, RA LEED GA Architect in Old Town

    A General Contractor has to be licensed in Chicago. If they are not, they will probably cause you more frustration than actual work. Also, depending on your project, you may need to get a permit before starting the work. The city has information on their website of what requires a...

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    A General Contractor has to be licensed in Chicago. If they are not, they will probably cause you more frustration than actual work. Also, depending on your project, you may need to get a permit before starting the work. The city has information on their website of what requires a permit. The scope of work that requires a permit can seem rather minor and getting a permit might seem like a hassle, but it can prevent major headaches down the road.

    I am saying this because of concern for your safety, not because I am a fan of government oversight. I recently had a person contact me about a basement unit they put in 9 years ago without a permit that the city recently found out about. Now they are facing court fines, possibly tearing out the unit, or paying costs to bring it up to current code. One or two hundred dollars and a month or so (or maybe only one day if the work falls in the city's easy permit process) can prevent a hassle down the road if a guest ever gets hurt, or a home inspector on the sale of the house raises a question, etc..

    On a side note, if the work is extensive enough and you are trying to get quotes from multiple contractors, have a set of documents that give a basic ides of the scope of work you want done. You can give this document, whether it be a quick sketch with a couple notes that you do, a more formal hard line design with specifications by an architect to the contractors so they quote on the same scope of work. If you invite them over, stand there, and point to things, the quotes will be comparing apples to oranges to grapefruit to carrots, because each contractor will come up with something in their head and by the time they sit down to write an estimate, it will have changed multiple times in their head.

    Chicago Tribune article, Insist that contractor get building permit: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2009-10-23/entertainment/0910210868_1_contractor-permit-inspector

    Cheers,
    Jon M. Hiatt RA LEED GA

  • I work with 2 different contractors that have done some really good work in the city EA remodeling 773-517-3116 (which will be working on some renovations in Ravenswood in the very near future) and JMC custom carpentry 847- 274-7271 which has also done some great work in the city!!

20 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Broken Windows

Last night someone broken my car window. I notice several other cars around the area with broken car windows as well. If anyone saw this taking place and has a description of the person, please let me know.

9 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Totalled car on Damen and Wilson

Sorry, new to EveryBlock and didn't see if anyone had posted about this. What's with the car on Damen, just north of Wilson that looks like it was in an accident? There's a note in the window, but I'm always driving and can't read it. Anyone know?

  • Lauren in Bowmanville the Great Dane lady

    I saw it yesterday and the note seemed to say that the car war damaged by a hit & run driver and that they couldn't move the car til Friday per their insurance.

    Hard to picture what exactly happened there, but I feel terrible for that car's owner.

  • It's been sitting there for almost a week now. I walked past it last weekend, though I don't recall seeing a note in it at the time.

7 hours ago

Need attorney/help to purchase automotive business license

Hi, I been trying to work my way through the Chicago business licensing process for a motor vehicle related business in the Roscoe Village to Cragin area. I haven't had much luck. It now appears purchasing an existing business license may be the best route forward. I need an experienced attorney to facilitate this process.

9 hours ago

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11 hours ago

Great Apartment Available first week of April

I know of a beautiful 2 bedroom available on Sunnyside between Hamilton and Seeley. The present tenants just became homeowners. The apartment has a homelike feeling and has a nice yard and porch for enjoyment and relaxation Call 312 437 0096 for more information.

3 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

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I'm looking for an old sprint cell phone to activate

5 days ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Looking for a short-term dogsitter

My wife and I are seeking someone to stop by our place to keep an eye on and tend to our 13-week old Morkie puppy. He's not quite used to being by himself all day, and unfortunately we need to be away.

Date: At least March 10-12, maybe a few more days on either side
Time: At least 5-6 hours/day
Where: Near Ravenswood and Wilson
Tasks: Keep an eye on him while he's in his pen; play with him; clean up after him; keep him fed; usual puppy stuff.

Just let us know a little about your background and your rates to chicodes101@gmail.com. Thanks!

  • Nina Sidsel de Vendegies Retired CPS teacher; aware of Chicago politicking!

    I'd be happy to watch and take care of your darling. I've done this for my neighbor who was traveling quite often due to business but has now moved to another state. As I'm retired, I'm quite flexible time-wise. Have had dogs all my life - together w/a cat, of course. You may contact me at ninagiske@att.net.

  • Nina Sidsel de Vendegies Retired CPS teacher; aware of Chicago politicking!

    By the way, my dogs have included a Maltese (Silly Willy), Dalmatian (Siri Kit Mendosa), Cockapoo ("Bongar" for "bon garcon" - French for "good boy"), Spanish black Cocker Spaniel (the ancient kingdom of Nubia, ), and my last buddy but recently deceased at the age of fifteen, my English Springer Spaniel ( Gabriel the Good). They all lived healthy, happy and long lives. Thank goodness for these darlings who give so much back to us and ask nothing in return.

17 hours ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Dyman Associates Insurance: At finde billig bilforsikring For teenagere er ikke umuligt

Auto Car Insurance Tips har udgivet en ny blog-indlæg forklarer, hvordan du finde billige auto forsikring priser for teenage drivere.

Finde auto insurance planer til overkommelige priser for teenagere er nu enkle, som forsikringsmæglere hjemmesider giver gratis sammenligning tjenester. Sammenligne tilbud kan ske online og det er meget bekvemt.

Søgemaskinen ansat af Auto Car Insurance Tips tillader kunder at søge efter specifikke politikker i deres område. Citater er derefter vises på en enkelt webside, hvilket gør sammenligne priser, enklere og...

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Auto Car Insurance Tips har udgivet en ny blog-indlæg forklarer, hvordan du finde billige auto forsikring priser for teenage drivere.

Finde auto insurance planer til overkommelige priser for teenagere er nu enkle, som forsikringsmæglere hjemmesider giver gratis sammenligning tjenester. Sammenligne tilbud kan ske online og det er meget bekvemt.

Søgemaskinen ansat af Auto Car Insurance Tips tillader kunder at søge efter specifikke politikker i deres område. Citater er derefter vises på en enkelt webside, hvilket gør sammenligne priser, enklere og mere bekvem.

Teenagere kan betragtes som en høj risikokategori. På grund af dette, vil de skulle betale mere for auto forsikring. Forældre kan dog finde billige politikker online på en enkel måde.

Auto Car Insurance Tips er en online leverandør af liv, hjem, sundhed og auto forsikring citater. Denne hjemmeside er enestående, fordi det simpelthen ikke holde til en slags forsikring, men bringer kunderne de bedste tilbud fra mange forskellige online Forsikring Transportørerne. På denne måde klienter har adgang til tilbud fra flere luftfartsselskaber på ét sted: denne hjemmeside. På dette websted har kunder adgang til tilbud for forsikring planer fra forskellige agenturer såsom lokale eller landsdækkende agenturer, mærkenavne forsikringsselskaber mv.

22 hours ago

Rental available April 15th

2 bed & 2 bath - text 773/620/3750 for more detail.

24 hours ago

24 hours ago

Fight at Montrose and Ravenswood Friday evening

If anyone saw a guy on a bike being assaulted at Montrose and Ravenswood on 2/27/15, please contact me with any info you may have. Particularly interested in the license plate of the black sedan that fled the scene with the assailants. Thank you, -Concerned Neighbor

2 days ago

Updated 31 hours ago

Carpet to give away

We have a LIKE NEW 9' X 12' carpet, Oatmeal in color, to give to anyone who will pick-up. I have just purchased a new living room carpet and need to dispose of this one. It was purchase about 3 years ago and it is very clean. We do not have animals so it does not have animal hair or urine stains. It is a synthetic fabric and plush texture. There is no charge. Also, if you know of anyone and anywhere we can donate it that would be helpful too. Please let us now ASAP.

2 days ago

Updated 32 hours ago

Mobile Dog Grooming recommendations anyone?

Does anyone have recommendations for a mobile dog grooming service that comes to the RM/LS area? I think I have seen vans in the neighborhood before.

  • yes! we have used spa bark / spa meeow and they do a nice job. weekend appointments fill up fast though!

33 hours ago

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2 days ago

Updated 34 hours ago

Better Than Average Dry Cleaner?

I've tried a couple of dry cleaners since the Chinese owned one in the Peterson/Pulaski mall closed. My old place would double clean a winter jacket and spot clean if needed. They put tape on the extra soiled areas. Things always came back smelling fresh. The new well rated yelp cleaners gave me my jacket back unspotted, still dirty and not still not smelling very good.
I need suggestions please.

  • BerkeleyGirl Winnemac Park

    I use Young's at Foster and Leavitt. Great service, very reasonable and the owner is lovely.

  • I love Devrim Cleaners on Rockwell, right by the Rockwell stop. Figo and his wife Emine are wonderful, and they also do great alterations.

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Updated 2 days ago

Weekend preschooler playdate at park?

My 3-year-old daughter isn't in preschool yet and would love to make some new friends. Would anyone with preschool-aged children like to arrange a weekend playdate at a local park (e.g., Welles)?

  • Welles is a great place for play dates. I normally just show up and the kids in attendance seem to get together on their own just fine. 👍

  • There is a facebook group for moms in Lincoln Square. It's called Lincoln Square Mamas. Also, check our Neighborhood Parents Network to meet other moms in the area.

Oct 07

Updated 2 days ago

Ladybug & Friends day care reviews

Any parent reviews of this daycare out there? They are relatively new so nothing on yelp yet. I liked it when I toured but had some concerns about the food for older kids--is there a good variety? Looking to enroll my 2 year old and newborn. Thanks!

  • ellen Ravenswood rehabber

    Our son attended Ladybug from shortly after they opened in February until he started a new preschool this fall. We were happy with Ladybug and had good communication with the staff. It was clean and organized. The food seemed well planned. Actually, he received a breakfast in the morning, which...

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    Our son attended Ladybug from shortly after they opened in February until he started a new preschool this fall. We were happy with Ladybug and had good communication with the staff. It was clean and organized. The food seemed well planned. Actually, he received a breakfast in the morning, which was not offered at some other places we have attended. I didn't have any problem with the wait list as we started when they opened, but I have been on wait lists for 4-5 other day cares in the area, and they all ranged from 9 months to a THREE YEAR wait, often with little communication and a hefty registration fee, so unfortunately that seems typical. With the addition of the new playground, this will be a very nice place for babies and toddlers, and I recommend it.

  • I am an ex-employee and could not be more dissatisfied with my employment there. I could probably go on for hours about all the problems I had while working there, but I will try to sum up some important points to truly illustrate why you are better off not sending...

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    I am an ex-employee and could not be more dissatisfied with my employment there. I could probably go on for hours about all the problems I had while working there, but I will try to sum up some important points to truly illustrate why you are better off not sending your children to this daycare. Also, I will add that I have 10 years experience working in the childcare and would honestly rate this as my worst experience.

    First of all, from an employee's standpoint, I find it completely unacceptable, not to mention illegal, that I was denied lunches and breaks on a regular basis as required by law. There are teachers working 10+ hour days whose only breaks are being spent in their classrooms in order to keep rooms in ratio. That leads to teacher burn out. And the reason you should care about this as a parent is that it worse care for your child.

    Secondly, I take issue with the fact that I was asked by my superiors to down play an incident or child's illness so as not to "inconvenience" or "upset" a parent. Again, this is unacceptable and unethical.

    The one good thing I can say about this place is that most of the classroom teachers are exceptional and hard working. The management, however, leaves something to be desired.

2 days ago

The politics of development

A new Lou Malnati's Pizzeria rises at 4344 N Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL 60618 in the North Center neighborhood. Steady churn of major restaurant, retail, apartment...

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Anyone know a good body shop?

Someone slid into my car, slightly cracking the bumper and busting the headlight. It's a kinda old car, so I'd like to just get the bumper secured but not fully replaced.

Anyone know a good body shop that probably wouldn't insist on completely replacing the bumper?

2 days ago

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Michael Keeley Cornerstone Research Economic and Financial Consulting and Expert Testimony

Cornerstone Research has addressed issues of certification, exposure, reliance, impact, and damages in class actions. Key questions in these cases may include whether common evidence can prove that certain challenged conduct caused each member of the proposed class to make a purchase and whether the challenged conduct injured each member of the proposed class. An additional consideration is whether each proposed class member’s damages, if any, can be determined by common proof.

  • Bill Near Rockwell L

    How is this a message about a City service? SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM.....

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Anyone moving soon?

Girlfriend and I just moved into a place about 600 sq. ft. smaller than our previous apartment and need to get rid of all or most of our storage tubs. All different sizes. Just no where to store them.

Not looking for money or anything. Just comment and we can figure it out. Thanks!

  • I'm assuming most - if not all - have been claimed, but if any of you folks would like to pass them on again after an upcoming move, we'd gladly take them off your hands. :)

  • All gone, folks. Thanks and sorry!

Feb 23

Updated 3 days ago

Thoughts on Bad Dog being Gone?

What are the thoughts on Bad Dog Tavern being shuttered?

  • Botkin Kinch: the knife-blade

    I got the worst food poisoning of my life from their ahi tuna tacos. It was a very memorable experience.

  • Whoa nelly! Eating raw fish from a burger and fries bar? If you did that before I think you were really lucky.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Download file from an old DVD

I have two DVDs that contain commercials I appeared in and I don't have the proper software to download them so I can add them to my video demo. Anyone out there who can do this or knows someone who can? I will, of course, pay for the service.

  • Casper at Custom Audio. He can do all sorts of electronic stuff 7735072530

  • Rob S. Albany Park resident, condo owner. Dog owner.

    Yes, try Handbrake. You can import the DVD's Video_TS/Audio_TS folders and then choose what format and quality you'd like to convert it to. Then you can import the converted file into iMovie.

Feb 26

Updated 3 days ago

I know of a great apartment that is becoming available 4/1

I know of a beautiful apartment that is becoming available, the tenants are moving because they have just become homeowners.

  • Can you tell me a little about the apartment... number of bedrooms, rent, what is included etc. Thanks email is remark1996@gmail.com.

  • Hi There! My fiancé and I are going to be looking for something. Please email me at nicolepitchforkchicago@gmail.com. Thanks so much and have a great day!

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Gently used toys

Any suggestions where to donate gently used toys? I would like to give to needy families. Please let me know. Thanks.

  • kvee California and irving park resident

    2733 W. Lawrence Lincoln square friendship center

  • The Center on Halsted could really use some nicer toys for the playroom.
    3656 N Halsted, 773.472.6469.

  • PinkSister Happy in LincolnSq

    Women's shelters

3 days ago

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Feb 25

Updated 3 days ago

Channels

I know, cable is terrible... But, has anyone in the area, with Comcast, had an issue with a couple HD channels not coming in? Is it a provider or equipment issue? The lost channels seem to be growing in number by the day, first it was ones like Cooking and DIY, now its also NBC and FOX.

  • JCVD Live in Ravenswood Gardens

    I had the exact same issue, and it turned out that squirrels had eaten through the cable at the box on the pole. I've heard it's pretty common, apparently he like the insulation.

  • gotta love those squirrels :-)

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Looking for apartment in Lincoln Square

Hello, We are looking for an apartment in Lincoln Square. Preferred move in date of April/May. We both work full time. We do have two very friendly cats. We are looking for a 1-2 bedroom apartment. We would like the apartment to be updated. Outdoor space would be a plus. We would prefer to rent directly from the owners. Please e-mail lincolnsquareapt502@gmail.com with square footage and price. Thank you!

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

House/apartment cleaner

Hi neighbors!

Does anyone know of a cleaning service or independent person that they could recommend?

Thanks in advance!

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Michael Keeley Cornerstone Research Economic And Financial Consulting And Expert Testimony

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Bankruptcy and Financial Distress Litigation Clients have retained Cornerstone Research in matters involving fraudulent conveyance and preferential transfer, valuation of distressed firms and their securities and assets, securities fraud, ERISA, lender and auditor liability, change of control, and piercing the corporate veil, among other complex topics.

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Bankruptcy and Financial Distress Litigation Clients have retained Cornerstone Research in matters involving fraudulent conveyance and preferential transfer, valuation of distressed firms and their securities and assets, securities fraud, ERISA, lender and auditor liability, change of control, and piercing the corporate veil, among other complex topics.

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