2 hours ago

Updated 25 min ago

Looking for a vet

Hi everyone. I'm moving into the City from down state. I'm bringing my cat with me who is in stage 4 renal failure, so I need a vet. I'm stocked up on her medical supplies for a while but I'll still need a vet to take her to.

Do anyone have any suggestions for a good, not too expensive vet in the area?

  • I take my pooch to Dr. Acevedo at Banfield Pet Hospital on Kingsbury in Lincoln Park. She's aces!

  • Dr. Duke at Duke Animal Hospital is great! They're at Ashland and Irving.

  • Chris T 10 year Lincoln Square/Ravenswood resident.

    We have been taking our cats to Uptown Animal with Dr.Dickes. They are fantastic and very fair about charging. Check them out on yelp!

9 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Looking for home inspector

Hi, looking for rec for a home inspector, need to get one done quickly - over the holiday weekend, if possible.

  • Kelly B Beaucastel's Mom

    Nick Bartels did our inspection. Really nice guy and he did a great job.

    Home Advantage Inspections, LLC
    C: 312-485-9434
    O: 312-401-0299
    nick@haipro.com

  • Joe Tribuzio was our home inspector - he did a great job. Very thorough and quick turnaround on his final report.

    http://www.thishomeinspector.com/
    (708) 453-8447

2 hours ago

PILATES

Grand Opening Special!

$39 Private Pilates Session at

Pilates by Asha Inc.
4607 N Wolcott
Chicago, IL 60640
224.659.0440

www.pilatesbyasha.com

I invite you to come by and experience how Great Pilates is!! :)
Asha

46 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

All Saints' Episcopal Church's - Now them!

I have lived in the neighborhood for 6 years. Today, while walking past All Saints' Episcopal Church during the food pantry I saw one guy urinating outside the church in broad day light! Then I saw men going up to people's homes stealing the bags of plastic eggs that were left by a neighboring church opening them and then throwing them on our lawns. I asked them to pick them up since no one is paid to clean up their mess and they laughed at me. The food bank that I donate to them get good from are the same people making out neighborhood terrible. I reported it to the church. This is insane

Why

  • I saw that about the purse. That totally sucks and a good reminder to only bring what will fit in your pockets. Organizations really don't have the secure space or want/need to be responsible for volunteers' valuables. Once at paws' intake center, a woman put her purse under an employee's desk to find a dog had peed in it. Not surewhat is worse - a stolen bag or one filled with dog urine!!

  • Shelly Lifelong suburbanite, now in South Lakeview.

    Dana, those are both just as bad. At the dog beach, it is never recommended to bring a bag...especially in the summer unless it is a poo bag.

7 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Gutter & Siding

Neighbors,
Thanks for the great reccommendations for the carpet. If anyone has any good reccommendations for a contractor who does siding and gutters, please let me know.
As always Thanks a bunch.

  • Lincoln Square Neighbors Community Activist, Parent and Business Owner

    Hetman Enterprises did awesome/clean and professional job in no time on our house last summer. They are very reasonably priced and did a great job. 847.932.9151

5 hours ago

Wallet lost 4/16/14

I believe I lost my wallet yesterday around 1:15 p.m. somewhere between Lawrence/Ashland, Leland/Hermitage, Hermitage/Wilson and Wilson/Paulina/Sunnyside. If anyone found it that would be so wonderful. Thank you!

5 hours ago

Ald. Pawar running again

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140414/north-center/ald-pawar-kicks-off-re-election-bid-says-maybe-future-mayoral-run

This is great news...I hate the term limit part though. Does anyone know if the committeeman is organizing for the campaign or how to get involved?

38 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Purse Stolen While Volunteering

Hi, I'm treating this as a public service announcement. My purse was stolen last night at the Ravenswood Community Kitchen (All Saints Episcopal Church). I arrived to volunteer and the team lead, volunteer coordinator, shared with the other girls and I that we were to place our belongings we wished to not have sitting out in this "locked file cabinet."

Please be advised that the "locked file cabinet" was a sh*tty cabinet that someone could easily bust into. But, no...

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Hi, I'm treating this as a public service announcement. My purse was stolen last night at the Ravenswood Community Kitchen (All Saints Episcopal Church). I arrived to volunteer and the team lead, volunteer coordinator, shared with the other girls and I that we were to place our belongings we wished to not have sitting out in this "locked file cabinet."

Please be advised that the "locked file cabinet" was a sh*tty cabinet that someone could easily bust into. But, no need as the key to said sh*tty file cabinet was placed on a folding table in the middle of the check in area often left unattended to.

My gut told me to take my purse and keep it with me but I didn't want to appear suspect to the individuals we were helping that evening.

So, silly me, I left it. Only to come back to the "locked file cabinet" about two hours later and bam, its gone.

I'm so thankful I had friends with me to help figure out what to do as the church staff were not very helpful in assisting a quick search of the church property and staff.

I want my loss be a lesson to all doing good out there, keep doing good things for others but leave all personal items at home as many of these locations do not provide adequate storage and if your gut is telling you something, trust it. I'd have my purse and all its fabulous contents today if I would have trusted my gut.

Apr 05

Updated 9 hours ago

Angel Food Bakery Closes Today

Angel Food Bakery on Montrose in Ravenswood celebrates it's farewell today! Cash only please and they will stay open till the yummies run out. Go say goodbye to Stephanie and her amazing employees!

24 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Small Business in Ravenswood For Sale

Hi, everybody!

I'm not sure if this post is an 'ok' thing to put on EveryBlock or not--I haven't been around much during this later incarnation of the site--so if I am breaching some kind of etiquette I apologize. I just wanted to share this ad related to me seeking a buyer for my store on Montrose.

http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bfs/4425694456.html

Thanks for your time and have a great day!

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Sofas!

Hi there. I have a few pieces of furniture to get rid of pronto - seriously, if you can come pick them up, you can have them for FREE. That's right, FREE. Good condition sofas - we just need to make room for a baby, so goodbye spare room, hello nursery. Non-smoking, but cat home. Must pick up.

The first is a black, IKEA ektorp sofabed - it's a few years old, but in really good shape - we've used...

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Hi there. I have a few pieces of furniture to get rid of pronto - seriously, if you can come pick them up, you can have them for FREE. That's right, FREE. Good condition sofas - we just need to make room for a baby, so goodbye spare room, hello nursery. Non-smoking, but cat home. Must pick up.

The first is a black, IKEA ektorp sofabed - it's a few years old, but in really good shape - we've used in a spare room for the occasional out-of-towners. IKEA no longer carries the sofa, but I've found replacement covers online elsewhere, if black isn't your thing. The cover is easily removed to be washed. There are some minor nicks where the cat got a hold of it, along the back. This guy is heavy. And we can throw is the squishy, foam mattress topper we use with it to make it more comfortable.

The second is a set of dark brown, corduroy-ish apartment sized sofa/loveseat and oversized arm chair. Two years old - the sofa is in good shape - some minor wear, we would keep, but we came into a different living room set. The chair, on the other hand, has a rip along the back where the pillow meets the frame - I believe it's easily repaired - I'm just lazy - so we've just thrown a blanket over it. And woah - get this, it comes with THREE pillows.

I can't get both pictures to load, so let me know if I can send one to you or if you have other questions.

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Updated 21 hours ago

Help with a Partial Move

Hi, I'm wondering what the EveryBlock community has to share regarding alternative ways to get help with a partial move--loading a 16ft Penske rental truck from my 1BR, 3rd floor walk-up, for my move to the west coast.

I'm currently getting some quotes from moving companies for a partial move, but I'm assuming this is going to be the most expensive option. I also don't want to ask my friends to help (the cheapest option?).

That said, has anyone had...

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Hi, I'm wondering what the EveryBlock community has to share regarding alternative ways to get help with a partial move--loading a 16ft Penske rental truck from my 1BR, 3rd floor walk-up, for my move to the west coast.

I'm currently getting some quotes from moving companies for a partial move, but I'm assuming this is going to be the most expensive option. I also don't want to ask my friends to help (the cheapest option?).

That said, has anyone had luck posting an ad for this kind of assistance on Craigslist or some other site? If so, how did it work out? Any other cost-effective suggestions? Ideally, I'd like to be spending $300 max (I hope this isn't horribly unrealistic on my part).

  • Check out microshipinc.com. I have used them twice for partial moves and was very satisfied.

  • Claire S. I love Lincoln Square!

    Thanks, everyone! I'm going to look into these suggestions.

2 days ago

Updated 22 hours ago

1 bedroom apt. available in Ravenswood May 1

1 bedroom apartment available on Hermitage near Ainslie for May 1st. Dog friendly, dishwasher, laundry in building, storage, bike room, 2nd floor of apartment building. Great location, right near the new Marianos/La Fitness and Dunkin Donuts, short walk to Damen St. or Andersonville. We are moving out of state and need to find renters for May 1st. This is not a sublease, you would be signing your own 1 year lease. Email me with questions/details: mackwreynolds@gmail.com

2 days ago

Updated 25 hours ago

Public sidewalk a safety hazard, and eyesore: 4817 N. Wolcott

If you've ever walked the east side of the 4800 block of N. Wolcott, you've walked over or around the worst stretch of sidewalk in Ravenswood. I'm finally fed up enough to do something about it and would encourage the support of all neighbors. Thanks!

Below is an excerpt from the email just sent to Jim Poole in the Ward 47 office.
Sent April 15, 2014

Jim,

Just around the block from the new Mariano' there is a public disgrace....

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If you've ever walked the east side of the 4800 block of N. Wolcott, you've walked over or around the worst stretch of sidewalk in Ravenswood. I'm finally fed up enough to do something about it and would encourage the support of all neighbors. Thanks!

Below is an excerpt from the email just sent to Jim Poole in the Ward 47 office.
Sent April 15, 2014

Jim,

Just around the block from the new Mariano' there is a public disgrace. Besides the hundreds of residents using it, some customers and a lot of Mariano's employees are having to negotiate it too -- and somebody is going to get hurt.

The sidewalk in front of my neighbor building, at 4817 North Wolcott, managed by ICM Properties, 773-549-5443 has been a terrible hazard and now, ever since this last winter, it is a menace to public safety. I've tripped over this broken, uneven and potholed walkway for over 10 years and I'm fed up.

Please see the attached photos documenting this disgrace, and the building management.

I'm requesting that the Alderman do whatever possible to either force the management to repair this sidewalk in front of their building, or better yet find some emergency money and have the Ward replace it entirely.

Thank you ...

25 hours ago

26 hours ago

Two Bedroom Apartment for Rent - Northcenter

Hello all, I have a unit for rent on the 4300N block of Damen. The unit has two bedrooms + an office, heat and a covered parking spot included. Laundry is in the building - many updates. Please feel free to call of text me at 847-962-2087 to set up a showing if you're interested. I live in the building. Thanks! http://goo.gl/B2Npuh

2 days ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Large Plant Relocation

Hi neighbors!

I posted this on craigslist, but I thought I might have some more luck finding friendly, trustworthy help here, accompanied by a $30 thank you from me.

I need help moving a large plant from the fourth floor of a stairwell-only apartment in the Lincoln Square area, to my apartment in Ravenswood, which is on the second floor.

I am hoping to find someone who has a pick-up truck or SUV, but if you think you can help...

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Hi neighbors!

I posted this on craigslist, but I thought I might have some more luck finding friendly, trustworthy help here, accompanied by a $30 thank you from me.

I need help moving a large plant from the fourth floor of a stairwell-only apartment in the Lincoln Square area, to my apartment in Ravenswood, which is on the second floor.

I am hoping to find someone who has a pick-up truck or SUV, but if you think you can help me fit it in or tie it to my sedan, that works too. :-)

The photo was taken pre-trim, so it is significantly shorter and more kempt. The ceramic pot is about 1.5 feet in diameter, and probably about 40 pounds.

I need to move it this Saturday, April 19th, sometime between 11-1PM. It should not take more than 30-45 minutes, tops.

Thanks for looking!

Jenny

  • I have a pick up truck that we can use, I live off ravenswood and Winnemac and Saturday morning will work. If you need the help text me 773-484-6019 Fabian, thanks.

  • Jenny Smith Lincoln Square Lover

    Thank you all! I actually have someone's help lined up. If it falls through, Kelly or Fabian - I will let you know. So kind of you both to offer! :-)

6 days ago

Updated 30 hours ago

Warning about Marianos

I know that opening a supermarket is probably *real* hard but just a word of warning, on their first day of being open at the Ravenswood location, I went to the Mariano's after work on Tuesday, April 8 at around 5pm. I bought 4 items that should have cost ~$26. I paid by credit card but didn't need to sign for my purchase. Even worse, I wasn't handed a receipt and actually noted that fact as the cashier seemed real...

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I know that opening a supermarket is probably *real* hard but just a word of warning, on their first day of being open at the Ravenswood location, I went to the Mariano's after work on Tuesday, April 8 at around 5pm. I bought 4 items that should have cost ~$26. I paid by credit card but didn't need to sign for my purchase. Even worse, I wasn't handed a receipt and actually noted that fact as the cashier seemed real flustered but moved on anyway.

It wasn't until the next day that I logged in, checked my transactions and saw that Mariano's charged me $84.69.

I went back to bring this up with customer service and was given a "we'll get back to you" response which, in the scheme of opening a huge facility like that, is probably pretty low on their list of things to worry about especially because I have no proof in the form of a printed receipt.

I just wanted to let everyone know so that if these opening glitches do happen, make sure to get proof of purchase and all that. I know it seems like common sense but how many times have you just breezed through a transaction?

I'll update this post if they actually get in touch (they took my number) but I'm doubtful.

4 days ago

Updated 31 hours ago

Philadelphian Romanian Church Crazy Drivers

Sunnyside and Paulina
Twice this am I was almost hit by the cars speeding through stop signs to drop off people at church! Then to be told f*ck off by the driver when I told them to stop.

I called about the illegally parked cars that continue to park in tow zones.

What more can be done! I documented the two cars that almost hit me as well.

  • lauren east lakeview republican

    Doesn't sound very Churchy of them.

  • Perhaps they need to have a sermon about loving thy neighbors as themselves.

    After all, there is no greater commandment.

5 days ago

Updated 32 hours ago

Where to get a good facial?

Anyone know of a good place near Lincoln Sq to get an awesome, affordable facial? Or had used a Groupon and was pleased? Thanks!

  • Wax Man A Men's Grooming Place!

    Hi Kelly! Come over to Wax Man Spa on Lawrence. I've been doing facials for 16 years, I opened my space this past November. There are 2 other estheticians working with me. Check out our reviews on yelp. I don't want to come across as the best ever facial but I've never had a complaint. I invite you to check us out! Hope to hear from you!

  • Marilyn Fumagalli Local business owner, massage therapy; energywork

    Looks like you have many good recommendations, but if you feel like wandering over to Andersonville, I do a fabulous treatment called "Bellanina Facelift Massage". It is a luxurious way to combat the signs of aging on the face and feel deeply restored when you leave. If you want to read more about this treatment, feel free to visit my website: http://www.amtamembers.com/marilynfumagalli

4 days ago

Updated 32 hours ago

Harvest Time Foods

So I have a love hate relationship w this place. They have a wonderful selection of breads without additives or preservatives. That's the main reason I go there. And of course a large selection if ethnic foods but I don't cook too much exotic stuff. The manager Chris is super nice too. But the girls who work the checkout lines are SO rude. Everytime I go there I have a story about them. And it's consistent. I've been going there...

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So I have a love hate relationship w this place. They have a wonderful selection of breads without additives or preservatives. That's the main reason I go there. And of course a large selection if ethnic foods but I don't cook too much exotic stuff. The manager Chris is super nice too. But the girls who work the checkout lines are SO rude. Everytime I go there I have a story about them. And it's consistent. I've been going there for over a year now. Today I went through the line and the girl didn't say one word to me except how much I owed her. I said that you before I left and she didn't break a smile. I often am ignored bc the girls are talking to each other and making jokes. One day the girl barely handed me my change bc she was so busy talking to the other checkout girl behind me. I wonder if anyone else notices this. It has almost made me stop going there. I don't like rude customer service. At least respond when I say hi, bye or thanks.

  • KillaB That girl.

    LSN thanks for eloquently stating something that would have come out of my mouth a little less polished ;)

  • Celeste native Chicagoan

    I shopped at Harvest Time yesterday. As always, produce fresh, abundant and well-priced. Cashier couldn't have been nicer. Smiling and polite.
    My favorite store.

33 hours ago

Occupants of Silver Corolla Stealing Bikes/Bike Parts

Last evening I happened to see four occupants of a silver Toyota Corolla 4-door steal the rims off a bicycle chained to a fence next to the back of Tiny Lounge. The car has a temporary IL license plate in a Car Gallery license plate frame, and there are scratches on the right corner of the rear bumper. The occupants were four young men.

The rims belonged to a cook at Tiny Lounge. He and the head chef happened to...

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Last evening I happened to see four occupants of a silver Toyota Corolla 4-door steal the rims off a bicycle chained to a fence next to the back of Tiny Lounge. The car has a temporary IL license plate in a Car Gallery license plate frame, and there are scratches on the right corner of the rear bumper. The occupants were four young men.

The rims belonged to a cook at Tiny Lounge. He and the head chef happened to come out just as the thieves drove away. I told them what happened. The head chef called the police but the police only wanted to take a report over the phone.

So keep an eye out for this vehicle roaming the alleys.

2 days ago

Updated 33 hours ago

Parking Wanted

I'm moving to Ravenswood in about a month and wondered if anyone has a garage space or parking space for rent near Winnemac & Hermitage?

http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/hou/4424368719.html

  • Hi David, email me at kevin.orourke @gmail.com to discuss potential parking. And welcome to the neighborhood!

  • David_B Edgewater Resident & Photographer

    Thanks! Emailing you now...

  • Parking is not difficult in that neighborhood, so you might want to wait until you move to decide whether to pay for a spot (if there even are any for rent).

    In fact, residents and Metra riders do the "Metra shuffle": residents leave for work in the morning, vacating spots,...

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    Parking is not difficult in that neighborhood, so you might want to wait until you move to decide whether to pay for a spot (if there even are any for rent).

    In fact, residents and Metra riders do the "Metra shuffle": residents leave for work in the morning, vacating spots, and commuters drive to our neighborhood to park near the train. If you are a 9-5er you probably won't have much of an issue. It's a little different later at night and on weekend nights, but really not terrible compared to other neighborhoods.

2 days ago

Updated 34 hours ago

Suspicious activity at Belle Plaine and Lincoln and in North Center Town Square

Has anyone else noticed loitering and some generally odd happenings in this area. I see a car parked with people getting in and out and people loitering near the buildings. My guess is that there might be some drug sales going on. I'll be contacting the Alderman's office but was wondering if anyone else has notified them.

  • My girls took dance in that large building before the owner sold it. She was constantly calling the police. The convenience store on the corner is the problem. I have heard they sell individual cigarettes to teens and that there was unsavory business going on in the condemned apartments above it at times. The police know. Not sure why nothing has ever been done about it.

  • tbf

    I talked to the Alderman's office yesterday. This is a known issue with that block of buildings that house the empty laundry mat and the currency exchange. He said that they would let the beat Captain know that the activity is picking up and that neighbors should call the police anytime we see something odd.

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Lunar Eclipse last night in Ravenswood

3:30am Lunar Eclipse in Ravenswood.
Anyone see the red moon?

  • I was sure it'd be too overcast to see it so I didn't stay up. I also couldn't get a clear answer on what time to expect it. I wish I'd seen it though! Very cool. There's another blood moon in October and two more next year--very rare sequence.

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Construction across the street from O'Shaunessy's Pub

Does anyone know what the construction at corner of Wilson & Ravenswood is all about?it is currently an empty lot and now has a lot of equipment clearing the area to start some kind of project?

  • Sheila Pacione Neighbor

    Blech. It would be better as green space

  • I'm all for green space but green space next to the El and Metra tracks? Doesn't sound too appealing in my opinion.

Apr 10

Updated 2 days ago

Winnemac Park playlot Slide being fixed today

The spiral slide has had a hole in it since winter. The workers were there replacing it this morning.

  • Aron Long tlme Lincoln sq home owner

    The Amundsen students have been a major problem In the neighborhood for years .
    Usually there are three police cars close to the school wnen the students are leaving
    The teachers should not be responsible for them once they leave and the police haven't been successful in stopping the drug dealing and other activities they are involved in .As for the dog owners ,they seem to feel that paying taxes entitles them to let their dogs run free and not clean up after them .

  • AW Busy mom

    Aron, I have lived in the neighborhood for 20 years and I will tell you it is not fair to lump AHS kids from years ago with the current crop. Sure there are always going to be some idiots but did you know that the new principal got rid of...

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    Aron, I have lived in the neighborhood for 20 years and I will tell you it is not fair to lump AHS kids from years ago with the current crop. Sure there are always going to be some idiots but did you know that the new principal got rid of most of the out of area kids & eliminated a lot of problems that way? Did you know that the IB program doubled in size last year and is the 3rd most successful one in the city? And there are cops in front of every single CPS high school (including Payton etc) but Amundsen often has extras because there is a satellite police station located in the building (however virtually nothing for them to do with the students.)

Mar 08

Updated 2 days ago

Say no to Cubs parking at Irving and Rockwell

In the latest newsletter for our ward, it was announced that the Cubs will be soon turning our neighborhood into their parking lot. This doesn't require ward approval. Sounds like a deal has been made between the Cubs and Basic wire, a factory with a gigantic lot by the river.
I can only imagine what wonders this will do for traffic on Irving, Western and all the side streets. I'm not just talking car traffic, some of the fans aren't...

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In the latest newsletter for our ward, it was announced that the Cubs will be soon turning our neighborhood into their parking lot. This doesn't require ward approval. Sounds like a deal has been made between the Cubs and Basic wire, a factory with a gigantic lot by the river.
I can only imagine what wonders this will do for traffic on Irving, Western and all the side streets. I'm not just talking car traffic, some of the fans aren't all too respectful. Ready to have your area turn into Wrigleyville? Finally, what positive does our community get from this? What traffic studies were done? I know this is a free market but let's make sure we let Basic Cable and Cubs ownership hear are voices.

  • Hi every blockers, would anybody like to comment (negatively or positively) about the parking lot for a college news story i am doing. I would really appreciate it. Please contact me at ricardo.guzman@loop.colum.edu

  • Hey guys. i need somebody that is opposing the parking lot to comment about it for my school assignment. please please please email me at ricardo.guzman@loop.colum.edu.

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Eye sore at southwest corner of Hamilton and Ainslie

Hi 4800 and 4900 Hamilton folks, anyone know when the construction will be over at the apt building on this corner? It seems like their front "yard" has been a dirt field for months and the construction truck doesn't add to the beauty. I'm starting to wonder if it would make sense to contact the Alderman's office?

  • Sheila Pacione Neighbor

    Always a good idea.

  • JSM

    Have you considered asking the people working there? They probably know better than anyone else.

  • I walk by frequently and never see a soul. But I think I jumped the gun with the post as I see they just got a permit for reno.

Apr 04

Updated 2 days ago

Grow47: Local Schools Survey - Need neighbor input!

Alderman Ameya Pawar's Grow47 initiative is conducting a community survey to invite feedback on local schools, including elementary schools and high schools in the area. Check it out.

Here is the link to the survey: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1604211/Grow47-Survey

  • Grow47 will continue to capture neighbor input, ideas and candid thinking on our local schools through this weekend. Please share with your neighbors!

  • Grow47 is extending the deadline for this survey - please take a minute and share your thoughts! This data will inform Grow47's planning.

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Veg Head - good, locally-grown veggies to go in North Center

I was walking and enjoying the weather yesterday, and while I was coming back from the Pet Supplies Store on Lincoln, I ran into a cute little shop with a cartoon broccoli illustration outside, begging me to check it out - the signs boasted smoothies, produce, etc., and I have never seen it before. So inside I went, and the owner gave me the lowdown on the shop. She obtains her produce from local farms, and the idea is that...

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I was walking and enjoying the weather yesterday, and while I was coming back from the Pet Supplies Store on Lincoln, I ran into a cute little shop with a cartoon broccoli illustration outside, begging me to check it out - the signs boasted smoothies, produce, etc., and I have never seen it before. So inside I went, and the owner gave me the lowdown on the shop. She obtains her produce from local farms, and the idea is that you can pick stuff out, like certain veggies, and they make them to go - basically, making eating well more convenient for the customer. I tried a peach smoothie, which is all the basics - yogurt, honey, and fruit. No additives!

While reading up on this to post on my food-enthusiast blog (http://vixteroni.wordpress.com), I came across this article from a while back:

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20130905/north-center/veg-head-battles-junk-food-with-customized-snack-packs

If you are around Lincoln and Irving Park, be sure to check this out - I think there is a lot of potential there.

  • Jen Baron JBaron

    Wow! Good to know! Had no idea about this place and I will be sure to check it out! We need more places like this! And we need to support them! So keep spreading the word! Very cool!

  • I don't understand why Veg Head purposely tries to alienate a good portion of potential customers by stating "This is an anti-Ayn Rand Establishment". I am not a serious Randite, but I have read some of her books and found them thought provoking. To me, this signage just seems like bad business. It is the reason I have never been in Veg Head despite living around the corner (and loving guac).

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Easter bunny pictures

Anyone know where I can go to get a picture of my daughter with the Easter bunny? She is too young for egg hunts but I would like a picture.

  • Nancy McGarry Eager to learn about the neighborhood

    The Lincoln Town Center Shopping Center on McCormick and Touhy in the center of the mall.

  • Marilyn Maggi Tamayo Long time resident of now trendy, north center

    I always take my son to the bunny at Harlem Irving Plaza. It's a bit of a cruise but their bunny is great and way cuter than the one at lincolnwood mall, in my pinion.

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