3 days ago

Updated 1 min ago

Quinn, Rauner, the Libertarian Guy, on none of the above

Not interested in why, but simply one word: who you voting for?

  • RT Here

    Folks should try not to be so one sided and strictly vote on platform, but rather vote based on the current state of Illinois. Which candidate is better suited to get Illinois out of this mess? Either way there will be sacrifices. The required candidate is clear. However, it is evident from this thread that this debate will go nowhere and the voters of Illinois will continue with their ways.

  • kayandcharlie Monticello dweller

    women's health care and reproductive rights are important to me. I just checked Rauner's web site and I don't see that he mentions this issue at all. Quinn does address women's equality and repro rights. Besides I completely support raising the minimum wage. I think it's deplorable that rauner made so much money but wants to lower the minimum wage. he back stepped on this but I don't trust him as I think his real belief is that 'free market' will take care of everyone. I'm for Quinn.

21 hours ago

Updated 2 min ago

Electric Aggregation Program

I received a letter in the mail about some electric aggregation program for the city. It says a few things about how the program saves us money if eligible, and there's an automatic enrollment. Anyone know more about this, or if/when it's a good idea to opt out? I'll read the docs myself, but wanted some community feedback to counter-balance it :)

  • Joycey North Center Resident 8+ ys.

    When I was first part of the program, it did seem to save a few bucks. But doing a comparison a year later, using how much power and cost per kilowatt, it appeared that it cost more to use the electric aggregation program supplier so I cancelled.

  • Last year I did research on this and it turned out a friend of mine had been working for an energy company that uses more "green" technology. It's slowly making its way to Illinois so we don't hear about it much here but after looking at the numbers it made sense to switch to Viridian. If you want to check it out here is a link and my friend Chris' info, he'd be happy to tell anyone about it.

    Viridian.com/ChrisPatak
    ​CPatak2014@gmail.com

11 min ago

Updated 8 min ago

morning transportation help, Horner park

Hi.we are at Mozart&montrose looking for transportation for our kids to school, shift would be 6:45/8:15, cash paid weekly! 2 kids go to Spalding and Grace, the other goes to Coonley, approx 1.5 miles each way from our house. Monday thru Friday, start next week.

  • Tracy C domestic engineer, COO of the family

    Please forward to anyone you may know that needs to make extra money for a easy job.

22 min ago

David Nash of 'Stereo Exchange' is a crook!

4743 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60625

I brought a Bose unit in for left/right channel repair.

1 week later I picked it up for the agreed fixes. He made it worse.

From here on began my chasing him for the next 9 weeks to finally fix the thing or my money back for as he stated "we guarantee all of our work".

I paid this crook $445.00 dollars and the receiver now has problems that didn't exist before. He ALSO...

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4743 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60625

I brought a Bose unit in for left/right channel repair.

1 week later I picked it up for the agreed fixes. He made it worse.

From here on began my chasing him for the next 9 weeks to finally fix the thing or my money back for as he stated "we guarantee all of our work".

I paid this crook $445.00 dollars and the receiver now has problems that didn't exist before. He ALSO put in a new on/off switch to bypass the original one without my consent, claiming the original was dead. This is not true. It worked perfectly fine until he began this 10 week nightmare with my unit, my money, and hiding from me.

And as he MOSTLY did during the 10 weeks of this, he won't return any of my phone calls on his latest debacle.

Unfortunately, I learned too late WHILE HE HELD ON TO MY PROPERTY and hid from public view he is a LONG-TIME crook, incompetent, OR BOTH.

Aug 19

Updated 26 min ago

Martial arts/Self defense

Hi,
Does anyone have any good, affordable recommendations for a place in the area to take martial art or self defense classes? Thank you!!

  • Mike Eugenio Tandang Garimot Martial Arts & Wellness

    Hi, i am in Lakeview area and I teach Filipino (but bot limited to it) martial arts at Tandang Garimot. We have different price packages based on how often you can train. Check us out.

  • VPGirl Logan Square

    Second on Thousand Waves...they have both types of classes there, and they incorporate self-defense strategies/techniques into their regular karate classes. They are currently running a special for new members. They have classes for all age groups and do community outreach as well. Full Disclosure: I train there and have done so for years. http://thousandwaves.org/

29 min ago

Renters insurance question

Has anyone received good compensation from their renters insurance on claims?

DM

19 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Good Place to Play Pool?

Does anyone have a good suggestion for a bar that has a couple of pool tables as well? Going on a second date with someone who isn't from the city and need some suggestions!! Thank you, Everyblockers!

  • I think Lincoln Lanes, previously suggested, is your best shot for multiple pool tables in Lincoln Square. There's other games there, too, such as shuffleboard.

    If you don't mind divey locations, Loafers at Lawrence/Rockwell has a pool table and so does the Jolly Roger* off the Rockwell Brown Line Stop.

    *the bar is a typical Chicago nameless Old Style bar next to Jolly Roger Laundromat. I don't know it's real name, but have been calling it the Jolly Roger.

  • I guess I'm just looking for a bar that has a pool table, it won't be a night of pool playing, probably just one game. I'm definitely checking out Konak, Ten Cat, Gingerman and Loafers! Thanks everyone!!

2 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Mangal?

Anyone know why Mangal has been closed the past couple of evenings?

  • Caroline from Silvertown Silvertown Studio

    Huh. I actually liked this iteration. I've been there twice in the last month, once they had a decent crowd, but live music (it was impossible to hear over the music in that small space and we were hoping for dinner conversation, so we left), and the second time it was nearly empty on a weeknight. Their chicken wing variations are quite tasty - a nice change from hot, hotter, and hottest.

  • You know, this is a pretty good spot for restaurants, and the ones we have on that stretch of Montrose --the Thai place, Subway, Amistad, the Mexican joint by the L, Margie's, Glenn's, Beand & Bagels, Chicago's Best, etc. --have all been around and making money for at least 10...

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    You know, this is a pretty good spot for restaurants, and the ones we have on that stretch of Montrose --the Thai place, Subway, Amistad, the Mexican joint by the L, Margie's, Glenn's, Beand & Bagels, Chicago's Best, etc. --have all been around and making money for at least 10 years (9 for Glenn's), rock solid. The pizza place that was in the Wolcott's/Troquet/Mangal spot was there forever, too. You've got to *really* drop the ball to not succeed there, but the last three management/ownership teams to occupy the space seem to have done exactly that. It's kind of unbelievable.

2 hours ago

Thanks for raising the dough!

A big THANKS! to everyone who visited Pockets on Oct. 22 and mentioned Friendship Pet Food Pantry. Pockets donated 50% of the orders -- $175.54!

And we received a *matching donation* from a generous supporter -- bringing the total to $351. That's a lot of cans and bags of dog and cat food! Thank you Pockets and pet food pantry supporters!

If you know of someone who is struggling to care for their furry loved ones, please let them know...

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A big THANKS! to everyone who visited Pockets on Oct. 22 and mentioned Friendship Pet Food Pantry. Pockets donated 50% of the orders -- $175.54!

And we received a *matching donation* from a generous supporter -- bringing the total to $351. That's a lot of cans and bags of dog and cat food! Thank you Pockets and pet food pantry supporters!

If you know of someone who is struggling to care for their furry loved ones, please let them know about the pantry. Everyone is welcome -- no proof of income required -- and we serve all residents of Chicago.

More information is available on the website (http://www.friendshippetpantry.org), along with additional resources for pet owners and a list of local pet stores and other businesses that have donation bins for the pantry in their stores. We just reached our first year of service and we're so grateful for the community's support. Thanks again!

2 days ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Dog Bite

Hi neighbors, my husband was out on his morning run this morning and a large dog bite him. He noticed a woman with a small dog and a large dog on the sidewalk so he gave distance and ran on the parkway to avoid the woman and the dogs. The larger dog pulled away from his owner and bite through two layers of clothing and broke skin. He exchanged numbers and is on his way to the ER.

Any suggestions on the next steps?

  • Speaking from the pov of someone that was bitten by an English Mastiff (185 lbs), you definitely need to report it. The dog that bit me had an unreported bite history. I found out he had bitten 2 people before me. Being rude and defensive as an owner gets you nowhere, your dog - your responsibility. Do the right thing and deal with your dog's actions.
    Lastly, I hope it hasn't turned your husband fearful of dogs. Not all dogs or owners are bad. Good luck to you.

  • Reed W. Reed from Irving Park

    Thank you all for the kind messages and concern on this board. I am the bite victim in my wife's post. The wound seems to be healing ok, however still a bit sore in the general area.

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    Thank you all for the kind messages and concern on this board. I am the bite victim in my wife's post. The wound seems to be healing ok, however still a bit sore in the general area.

    So since the last update, I have been contacted by Animal Control regarding the next steps. Unfortunately it seems we do not have enough information about the owners to take this any further. The daughter walking the dog, all we have is a phone number (no name or address), and mother owner of the dog living outside the city, we have her name, phone #, and address however house is foreclosed. Both parties have been unresponsive to continued attempts to contact since the morning of the incident. Both to our attempts as well as by law enforcement.

    At this point I am most concerned with my safety, as I am fairly certain that the dog is not current on vaccinations. I just wish I could find that piece of this puzzle out. Would help me sleep better at night.

    If anyone has any advice on anything else we can do to find more about the owner at this point, please let me know. Looking back, I probably should have attempted to get more information in person and/or file a police report then and there. At the time I really didn't want to make a big deal about it and was figuring she would do the right thing. Unfortunately, it hasn't been the case.

    Also, any neighbors around Waters Elementary School (Wilson and Cambpell), please watch out for woman walking English Mastif. I hope no one has to repeat my story.

    Thanks again everyone.

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47 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Night Out in Lincoln Square

Hey there thinking about a night out in Lincoln Square what do you recommend as an "itinerary?"

  • Mythos on Montrose

  • if a night out to you isn't always about food, drink, or entertainment, but want to relax and work on chronic issues and feel fantastic, check out Push Therapy over on Manor by the train. amazing

27 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Found Aman Verma's Bank of America Card on Rockwell

If you know, please let me know, so that I can return it. Thanks!

  • SpamAlert Spamophobic

    Call the card issuer!

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

    I found a Ventra card once and Googled the owner. The search produced their phone number and they had their card back by that afternoon.

41 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

All you can eat sushi restaurant on Western Ave.

Saw the sign on Western Ave just south of Lawrence. Anyone know what's happening with that?

Sep 29

Updated 8 hours ago

Laughing Bird Closed

Saw this article.. Laughing Bird has closed after five months. Apparently "an online message posted Sunday read: "After 5 wonderful months in Lincoln Square, the owners of Laughing Bird have received a generous offer on the business and location...and, have decided to take it!"

" http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140929/lincoln-square/laughing-bird-closes-less-than-six-months-after-opening

10 hours ago

Oct 10

Updated 12 hours ago

loud banging, thrashing, booming

Hi. I live in a coach house behind Addison, between Hamilton and Hoyne. Every night, there are extremely loud noises at any and all hours of the night. They are absolutely not animals. Once in a while, there is a boom that shakes the foundation of the house. After wearing ear plugs with my head next to a large floor fan on high, I was still woken up by tremors.
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Hi. I live in a coach house behind Addison, between Hamilton and Hoyne. Every night, there are extremely loud noises at any and all hours of the night. They are absolutely not animals. Once in a while, there is a boom that shakes the foundation of the house. After wearing ear plugs with my head next to a large floor fan on high, I was still woken up by tremors.
The neighbors all claim that they don't hear anything, but I don't see how that is a real possibility. One night, after the earth shook me awake, I walked outside at like 4am and started thrashing on the garage next to our house... loudly. I literally took the side of my fist and started pounding this old loose garage with bursts for about a minute. This was a warm night with people s windows open. Nobody stirred. I walked around afterwards for about another min. Nothing. Another night at like 3-4am, I walked out into the basement of the two flat we're attached to with tenants inside, slammed the door behind me, started rummaging through our storage, walked back outside, slamming the door behind me and slammed the fence under their bedroom windows repeatedly. I talked to them the next day and they said they heard nothing.

Now, I am not a light sleeper. I used to live above a bus stop on Ashland and Irving park. I slept like a baby over there. Either this neighborhood has gone rogue or the house is having night terrors.

I've been sleeping at a friends house recently so my blood pressure doesn't start boiling.

This is ruining my life. The police aren't going to do anything (talked to them already). Cameras are too expensive. I have a strong feeling it will be a complete waste of money.

My fiancé can confirm the noises.

  • Sunflower6876 Loving life in Lincoln Square!

    I know there was a house that was demoed on Leavitt between Grace & Irving Park. I don't think this happened in the middle of the night, and is a bit too far from you. Maybe try exorcism?

  • Hmmm, I commented on your post when you lived on Grace/Bell. Same issues. Weird. Are cameras installed yet?

5 days ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Flat Tires Bell/Addison

Heads Up: woke up to two flat tires on the passenger side. As I was walking down the block I spotted another car with the same problem. Unlikely that it's a coincidence.

  • Woke up to 4 flat tires Saturday. We live near Bell. I also know of 3 other cars that respectively had 2, 3 and 4 tires flattened. They were all within a 6 block radius. I filed a Police report and the cop said they had been getting calls all...

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    Woke up to 4 flat tires Saturday. We live near Bell. I also know of 3 other cars that respectively had 2, 3 and 4 tires flattened. They were all within a 6 block radius. I filed a Police report and the cop said they had been getting calls all morning.

    @#$ degenerates...or maybe this is a diabolical plot by the tire shops nearby to drum up business. That'd be sick.

    Something similar happened in 2012
    http://patch.com/illinois/northcenter-roscoevillage/vandals-slash-puncture-tires-on-dozens-of-northcenter-cars

    And also in 2011 during the pride parade
    http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-06-26/news/chi-pride-parade-steps-off-at-noon-on-north-side-20110626_1_pride-parade-tires-richard-pfeiffer

    Whoever it is, I hope Karma gets them.

  • I think this is some sick trick from tire companies. I went to a local car repair place so I could have my first oil-check up, and they asked me if I wanted tires. I said no. They gave me a dirty look, and as I walked away they went...

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    I think this is some sick trick from tire companies. I went to a local car repair place so I could have my first oil-check up, and they asked me if I wanted tires. I said no. They gave me a dirty look, and as I walked away they went into another room. I was worried about this, next week, tires slashed. Coincidence? I think not. I also think they don't need patrols. I don't want to see my favorite neighborhood turn into a cop hangout where EVERYONE is watched, i mean, don't you hate it when someone is watching over your shoulder when reading a book, or when someone won't stop asking questions when you're trying to watch a movie? I think this won't happen again, these punks wouldn't hit the same place twice. Although it does tick me off that my tires were slashed. Oh well.

14 hours ago

Anyone know what's happening to Bereke on Lawrence?

Saw a sign about it closing due to utility issues. Not sure what that means...

6 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Eyebrow Threading

Are there any good eyebrow threading places around Lincoln Square/Ravenswood? I used to go to a great lady down in Lakeview, but I just can't get there as easily anymore and my eyebrows look a little scary!! Alternatively, someone who gives a quality wax would also work - basically I need these caterpillars off my face. :) Thanks.

Oct 16

Updated 15 hours ago

New all you can eat sushi?

Does anyone know about the new sushi spot going in on Western just south of Lawrence? It just has a sign that reads "All you can eat sushi coming soon" and nothing else....hopefully it is a part of the Sushi Para family!

  • Olivia.0990 new to lincoln sqaure

    Kimberly works if you need a sushi fix, not the best in town. Their ayce works like this, any pieces you don't finish you pay $1 for to take home.

  • I posted about the same thing yesterday! Looks like it's still a mystery...

3 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Sewing classes

I am a beginner sewer and I was wondering if anyone offers sewing classes in this neighborhood. If you teach classes or one-on-one, please let me know.

  • Check out the Korean-American Community Services Center located at California & Cullom in Albany Park. They have beginning and intermediate sewing classes.

  • You may want to check out Dabble. https://dabble.co/ I didn't see any sewing classes in the area currently (there are some featured at Bridgeport Art Center), but they do pop up. There are also other classes like screen-printing, leather working, and embroidery.

4 days ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Found: chubby orange housecat

This cat was hanging out on the sidewalk in front of 4447 N Wolcott. It was very friendly, well fed and didn't seem like an outside cat. I couldn't take it in so he's still outside. It went into the gated alley next to the building so I'm hoping it knows how to stay safe. It was cold but seemed ok for now.

  • This is hilarious. I'm sorry you are all missing your cats, but this just made my night. Especially the Chest/Not Chester picture lol.

  • This cat has been a fixture of the neighborhood for years. He/she is fearless and friendly. If this cat were on Fousquare, it would be the Mayor of Ravenswood.

2 days ago

Updated 20 hours ago

Coyote sighting

Last night I saw a Coyote by Winnemac and Western. I was in the car, however, a young man was walking his dog which barked and caused the coyote to run up the alley.
Just need to be aware. I called 911 and they connected me to 311. I was told they would report it to Animal Control.

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

    If you'll re-read the article you linked to you'll notice that it was the *reporter* who claimed coyotes were being released for the purpose of controlling rats. The actual quote from the Animal Control guy (an unfortunate choice of words, to be sure) was, "His job is to deal with all of the nuisance problems, like mice, rats and rabbits."

  • Yes, Joan, I noticed that. And already agreed with you on the clarification.

37 hours ago

Updated 22 hours ago

EveryBlock Haters

If you hate most of the posts so much...get off the site!

  • Zackly Smartypants. EB makes it easy to skim headlines and not waste time. The biggest time-waster thread of late is the one posting that complains about mundane issues. (Which, as I responded is a mundane post, but it is one of the most popular threads of recent memory.)

    Just don't pay attention, and/or don't come here. Or, suggest better things to post. EB is a chat over the fence alternative for neighbors who don't interact in real life. Go elsewhere for other stuff.

  • Aron Long tlme Lincoln sq home owner

    Most posts are informative and interesting .I just skip those relating to dogs and their owners .

2 days ago

Updated 25 hours ago

Tire thief?

Saw a newer Honda on bricks this morning. Is their a possible tire and rim thief in the area near Montrose and Winchester?

  • Crystal-Did you call the police? Can you send me an email if convenient since you don't have an email link under your page?

  • gloria gloria

    Yesterday I saw a Honda Fit on the 1900 block of Belle Plaine on blocks, no tires. Sad this stuff keeps happening so close to home.

2 days ago

Updated 26 hours ago

Good Spot to Buy Furniture?

I just moved to the neighborhood and was wondering if you knew a good spot to buy furniture in Chicago at a reasonable price?

I'm mainly looking for living room furniture (couch, table, TV stand, etc.).

  • Susan S. resident

    Don't forget craigslist.org and ebay classifieds.

  • Marco from Tropoje Two-flat owner

    My initial thoughts were of Roy's, but only if you intend to keep it for a while. It's not cheap cheap, but affordable and of really great quality. IKEA is my go to store for cheap, decent furniture that I don't mind leaving behind if I have to move.

44 hours ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Hungry? Head to Pockets today and make some pets happy, too!

Hi! Just a reminder that today's the day to raise some dough for the Friendship Pet Food Pantry.

Simply mention the pantry when you place an order at Pockets on Lincoln Avenue today between 4 and 9 p.m., and 50 percent of your order will go toward feeding pets in need.

Here are the details: http://chicago.everyblock.com/neighbor-events/oct22-raise-some-dough-friendship-pet-food-pantry-6458961/

Thanks so much!

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Mar 09

Updated 28 hours ago

Curb your dog...

Now that the snow is melting, it's becoming more obvious that *some* dog owners really didn't want to take the time to clean up after their dogs. I understand that it has been a cold and snowy winter, but it shouldn't change your level of responsibility as respectable owners. It is bad enough that at the end of the sidewalk leading out of building complexes is the landing strip for all of the dog urine in the world, but I...

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Now that the snow is melting, it's becoming more obvious that *some* dog owners really didn't want to take the time to clean up after their dogs. I understand that it has been a cold and snowy winter, but it shouldn't change your level of responsibility as respectable owners. It is bad enough that at the end of the sidewalk leading out of building complexes is the landing strip for all of the dog urine in the world, but I could look past that if the steaming piles were removed.

The area in particular that I'm referring to is on Wolcott, north of Montrose, south of Sunnyside on the east side of the road. There are probably a dozen big dog turds laying on the snow and even one on the sidewalk. Some new, some old and crusty. It's disgusting. If I had small children, I'd be pissed as these are not "road verges"(?) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Road_verge) that I'd want my kids walking on or playing on.

It is at the point where the next nice day I'm going to go out there and clean it up myself. I'm just sick of seeing it.

  • Phil L, the city certainly is still baiting, in fact they came through a week or so ago and baited along some of the alleyways in St. Ben's. Here's a number you can call if you can point them toward specific evidence of rat infestation (for example, small holes in the ground that lead to their burrows and tunnelways). They will bait inside the hole and seal it off, so pets in the area should be safe. Just give them the location of the spot. The number is 312-742-7287.

  • Nk

    Instead of posting in a 7 month thread why not create a new one? That way the first part of it (where many people start reading) will not be filled with people who may not be active any longer, that's all. Internet forums 101.

29 hours ago

Oct 16

Updated 36 hours ago

Summary of the last month on Everyblock

- I saw a cat
- I heard a noise
- Can you guys recommend people who do things? Because I can't find them myself.
- Everything has to do with gangs
- I heard another noise
- Airplanes are loud
- I'm elderly and things that change make me nervous/and or angry

Did I miss anything? Any sort of helpful/informative threads are few and far between.

  • smartypants LifeLongCityGirl

    Mary OKeefe.., sorry..not getting your point. I can find a "roofer" on Google but it's most likely just an ad....I like to find recommendations for roofers from EB contributors that I've gotten to know over the last couple of years who seem sensible. Is there something wrong with that? What...

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    Mary OKeefe.., sorry..not getting your point. I can find a "roofer" on Google but it's most likely just an ad....I like to find recommendations for roofers from EB contributors that I've gotten to know over the last couple of years who seem sensible. Is there something wrong with that? What have YOU decided is worthy of EB discussion? Please, let us know so we can abide.....
    No, I did not lose a cat, but my neighbor did thanks to a careless realtor but EB helped her get it back....so....sorry....such a terrible waste of your time. STOP READING IF IT OFFENDS YOU! Easy fix, neighbor.

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

    I think that Jefferson was the equivalent of Gauguin's Van Gogh, secretly admiring him behind his unrequited desires. I get that feeling everytime my nickels rub against a dollar in my pocket. Riding horses, the theatre, dancing, Shakespeare!?!

2 days ago

Updated 37 hours ago

Gang banger-north center-Larchmont

Gang banger guy -baggy pants hanging off and a black hoodie and he lives on the block of Larchmont! Lots of activity in the alley behind Larchmont extremely suspicious

  • You can try 911/caps meeting. You could also try walking into your police district and see if anyone is in the office from Tact or Gangs. Ask to speak to an officer. Give the Tact guy a good description and maybe offer your phone number up. Even ask for a cops number, you could call or text him/her when the guy is out.

  • George F in Ravenswood displaced New Yorker

    @George1: Be persistent. If the police don't come out, call again. If they still don't come out, call 911 again and ask for a supervisor.

4 days ago

Updated 39 hours ago

Graffiti Removal and Prevention

This would drive you crazy too! It's two steps forward and 15 backwards.... so I recently called the City of Chicago for the 400th time ( yep!) they=Graffiti Busters did their part and removed this mess on the walls! Then I applied Sherwin-Williams anti-graffiti covering. Still working but the creeps got on the roof and tagged the bricks surrounding the skylight.... now everyone on the Brown Line "L" can see their handwork! I am at wits end!!!! Up to the...

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This would drive you crazy too! It's two steps forward and 15 backwards.... so I recently called the City of Chicago for the 400th time ( yep!) they=Graffiti Busters did their part and removed this mess on the walls! Then I applied Sherwin-Williams anti-graffiti covering. Still working but the creeps got on the roof and tagged the bricks surrounding the skylight.... now everyone on the Brown Line "L" can see their handwork! I am at wits end!!!! Up to the roof on Monday to cover that with paint and apply the anti-graffiti covering....cross your fingers! If anyone sees these creeps please call the police, we think it is the same group of bad-boys that beat up the Baker at Beans and Bagels but we are not sure. Do not put yourself in harms way....but call the police! Thanks!!!

  • i think you're inhaling too many fumes.

  • TOKE is a Lincoln Square regular tagger. This "artist" has done nothing in the neighborhood worth keeping, so 311 online reporting continues with responsiveness on the part of Graffiti Blasters. The work shown in the photo has been the most elaborate of his/her works that I've seen this year; which...

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    TOKE is a Lincoln Square regular tagger. This "artist" has done nothing in the neighborhood worth keeping, so 311 online reporting continues with responsiveness on the part of Graffiti Blasters. The work shown in the photo has been the most elaborate of his/her works that I've seen this year; which is not saying much and resembles sophomoric skill. This joke might live around Oakley, the epicenter of tagging. Though, his/her tagging is an eyesore, I do not know how one makes the leap to the Bagel and Beans crime and find the accusation irresponsible.

2 days ago

Updated 46 hours ago

Coyotes rolling around the Square

Riding my bike on Winnemac between Lincoln and Western around 6:30 tonite, saw a coyote trotting east on the street right in front of me. After keeping pace for a few moments, Wiley E. ducked between a couple cars on south side of the street. Hope everyone is keeping a close eye on their cats and small dogs.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Low Flying Plane?

My house literally just shook from what I think was a low flying plane? Anyone else?

  • Thanks, Jeff, I was wondering what that was Sunday, didn't get outside fast enough to see. Definitely was not the Osprey and heli's, and was low and loud.

  • Marine Helicopter Squadron One, which transports the president, replaced its auxiliary helicopters with the MV-22B Osprey. They are used to transport staff, media and Secret Service that accompany the president (the president still travels in a conventional helicopter). The MV-22 tiltrotor is loud when traveling slowly because it has a higher disc loading than a conventional helicopter.

2 days ago

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3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Ravenswood Metra Bike Parking

I am moving to the neighborhood in a few months and plan to try the Ravenswood Metra as my way of getting to the Loop every day for work. Can anyone give me a sense of bike parking availability for the morning commute? Have been issues with bike theft at the stop? Thanks

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    I guess I don't understand Divvy. For this to be practical, there would need to be a Divvy station every couple of blocks

  • Tina K 10 years in Lincoln Square

    The closest divvy station was sometimes full in the morning and close to empty in the evening, so I'd allow extra time in case you need to use a divvy station that was further away.

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Suggestions for a 2 year old/ classes/ activities thank you

Hello,

I am new to the neighborhood and I'm having a hard time finding activities for my toddler. We do go to the Old town school of music for an occasional class but was wondering if there's any other ones around. Yelp is not helping me at the moment. Any suggestions would be appreciated? Thank you :)

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