2 days ago

Updated 12 min ago

House/apartment cleaner

Hi neighbors!

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

Thanks in advance!

11 hours ago

Updated 14 min 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?

36 hours ago

Updated 48 min 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!

1 hour ago

Cindy Shearin Group Real Estate News: 10 regler du behover veta innan du koper eller saljer ditt hem

Köper eller säljer ditt hem är en av de svåraste saker du kan behöva göra, och bostäder rapportdata kan endast lägga till förvirring.

En färsk rapport från The National Association of Realtors visade att om fler amerikaner köpt hem 2014, total försäljning halkade eftersom första gången köpare håller prissätts ut.

För en snabb impuls är här tips för första gången hem köpare navigera den skiftande marknaden. ABC News visade Spencer Rascoff, VD för Zillow, landets nr 1 real estate webbplats...

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Köper eller säljer ditt hem är en av de svåraste saker du kan behöva göra, och bostäder rapportdata kan endast lägga till förvirring.

En färsk rapport från The National Association of Realtors visade att om fler amerikaner köpt hem 2014, total försäljning halkade eftersom första gången köpare håller prissätts ut.

För en snabb impuls är här tips för första gången hem köpare navigera den skiftande marknaden. ABC News visade Spencer Rascoff, VD för Zillow, landets nr 1 real estate webbplats med mer än 90 miljoner användare varje månad. Rascoff utsågs en av Amerikas mest kraftfulla chefer under 40 av både lycka och Forbes. Och det är inte allt: vid 24 års ålder, han grundade webbplatsen online travel rabatt Hotwire och senare sålde sitt företag till Expedia.

Nu är han på ett uppdrag att hjälpa dig att få den bästa valuta för pengarna, oavsett om du är i marknaden för ett nytt hem eller vill sälja din befintliga en. Rascoffs nya bok, "Zillow prata: den nya regler för fastigheter," använder data för att avslöja fastigheter fiction och ge dig praktiska, pengasparande fakta.

11 hours ago

Updated 1 hour 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.

3 hours ago

3 hours ago

Updated 3 hours 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.

17 hours ago

Updated 4 hours 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!

8 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Apartment available in Ravenswood/Lincoln Square

We will be leaving our great apartment in order to become homeowners. This place is fantastic though so if anyone is looking, it's a pretty good deal for the area. The private deck is awesome in nice weather. THINK SPRING!! :)

http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/apa/4914104861.html

32 hours ago

Updated 5 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!

  • RavensMaven 5000 Ravenswood Neighbors

    It sounds like you have plenty of offers. As a longtime dog person, I know your pooch would be happiest if he could stay in his own home. While asking someone into your home is iffy, once you connect with a dogsitter, I highly recommend this over having someone "stop in." My nephew (27) might be a good choice, if you come up empty.
    Let me know.

  • Hi MisterPancakes! Of you haven't found anyone you can contact me @jaymee_28@ymail.com I am 22 years old and a doggy lover! I own a 5 month old lab, have taken basic puppy classes, and I would love to take care of your puppy. Contact me for more info.

18 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

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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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4 days ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Recommendation for kitchen cabinets / granite countertops / painter

Hi, I have seen a few posts recently about general contractors and rehab, and although those recommendations may be adequate for what I am looking for, I thought I would post with exactly what I want done and see if anyone has a recommendation. I am looking to have the kitchen cabinets refinished/repainted (from brown to white), have granite countertops replaced (most are basic pieces but there is a large island with a sink, outlets, etc), and have about 2400...

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Hi, I have seen a few posts recently about general contractors and rehab, and although those recommendations may be adequate for what I am looking for, I thought I would post with exactly what I want done and see if anyone has a recommendation. I am looking to have the kitchen cabinets refinished/repainted (from brown to white), have granite countertops replaced (most are basic pieces but there is a large island with a sink, outlets, etc), and have about 2400 sq. ft. painted. On this same note, I am curious if anyone has any opinions on whether refinishing/painting cabinets white is worth it or if it is just better to get all new cabinets? The cabinets are about 6 years old and in good shape, I just like white kitchens.

For the painting, I prefer someone that can do everything themselves, such as preparing the space (moving/covering furniture, taking TVs off the walls and putting back on, etc.).

Perhaps the painting and recommendation for the kitchen upgrades would be different people altogether? Or maybe the painting walls and cabinets would be same person and granite someone else?

36 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Moving? Need Cardboard boxes?

Hi Neighbors.
I have great u-haul and u-line boxes broken down in various sizes, and would love to give them to someone who is planning to move in the next month. All you have to do is pick them up!

  • SBloom architect, dad and a half, 25 years north side

    If you have any of the small U-Haul boxes ("Book Box": 12" x 12" x 12" or "Small Moving Box" 16-3/8" x 12-5/8" x 12-5/8" ) or the U-line equivalent, Ravenswood Elementary School Library could use them to store some Library books. My wife and I are helping the school fix up the Library.

    I know I'm not the first to respond to this post, but if you would consider it, it would greatly help out the school.

    I can pick them up anytime this week after Wednesday afternoon.

  • If any boxes still available, I would be interested.

5 days ago

Updated 11 hours 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.

  • LisaMV friendly Lincoln Square neighbor

    That's helpful, thanks Everett!

  • 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.

4 days ago

Updated 12 hours 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.

  • If you all will just send me your email addresses i will send you pictures and info. Cant post here cause of advertisement rules. LiciaMacaluso@aol.com we are in the Mcpherson district

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

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23 hours ago

Fight at Montrose and Ravensqood 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

27 hours ago

Nov 25

Updated 32 hours ago

Rory Fiedler: Who's Backing Him?

Hm. So I saw that this guy filed to run against Pawar in the 47th. Is this the "Jeri's Diner Candidate" that some of the old Machine stalwarts were talking about digging up a few months ago, or just a random independent? Curious if anyone knows about his candidacy at all.

  • The Elected School Board question is on the ballot in 38 Chicago Wards. Pretty good grass roots effort! Ward-to-Ward vote is needed since only 3 questions are allowed on the city-wide ballot and city-wide was blocked by Emmanuel's allies.

    Democracy is messy but the alternative has been worse so far.

  • CynicalPolitico Political Consultant, Geek, Policy-Wonk Wannabee

    Ok. I was right, well, sort of. I predicted 85 to 15 for Pawar. The numbers are 83 to 17. I may be cynical but I'm a politico, and I'm right.

    Jeff f, greenhorn, Robin, where are you? Ricolooola???? RICOOOOOLA!!!!

    In a few weeks we'll find out who funded Fiedler's campaign and I bet we'll find a Gene Schulter. Beware 47, the race for 2012019 began last week and if you're not careful the goons will come back.

2 days ago

Updated 34 hours ago

Headlight ticket

Yesterday I received a ticket from CPD for one of my headlights going out. I replaced the bulb today. Has anyone ever gotten one of these before? The language on the ticket is a little vague. Can I contest this once its fixed? Any guidance is helpful. Thanks.

  • Daniel Kelber Living the Good Life in Bowmanville

    The ticket will be dismissed if you bring a receipt to court. I know because I used to prosecute traffic tickets for the City.

  • I'm sure you did, but just in case - did you read the fine print on the ticket relating to the cited charge? Some 'fixable' citations specify how to have the ticket negated provided the problem is remedied. The courts don't want dockets crowded with cases that have no need to be there; this may be one, especially since as I understand it the light wasn't already burned out.

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6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Still Time to Vote

The polls are open until 7:00. If you haven't voted yet. Get over to your polling place and cast a ballot for Alderman Pawar.

  • MandaLeigh Here I Is.

    Kathy60618 has gone silent. While I'm no longer in your ward, I am with LauraLiz as to wondering why Pawar is so terrible. You guys are crazy-fortunate to have such a decent alderman.

  • Jack Lydon 47th Ward Democratic Committeeman

    It seems Kathy has gone dark. But that's okay. An alderman cannot please everyone. Kathy is entitled to her opinion; vulgar as it may be. Nevertheless, an interesting phenomenon has developed with the introduction of vote-by-mail--non-final election night results. Ald. Pawar's election night totals were 9,740 votes. However, since that...

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    It seems Kathy has gone dark. But that's okay. An alderman cannot please everyone. Kathy is entitled to her opinion; vulgar as it may be. Nevertheless, an interesting phenomenon has developed with the introduction of vote-by-mail--non-final election night results. Ald. Pawar's election night totals were 9,740 votes. However, since that time his vote total has grown to 9,844. His opponent's total has grown too, to 2,048. The percentages have changed, 82.78% to 17.22%. It may not be over for a while. The Board of Elections doesn't have to certify the election to the State Board of Elections for a while yet. The numbers are likely to change as the post office delivers ballots. But don't get your hopes up Kathy, there aren't 7,797 ballots still outstanding. Alderman Pawar has been re-elected.

2 days ago

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4 Neighborhood Places Where You Should Go Eat or Drink This Weekend

Rocks Northcenter, 4138 N. Lincoln Ave. and Rocks Lincoln Park, 3463 N. Broadway

This article has 4 other Chicago locations (Show)

Harry's Velvet Room, 1408 W. Webster Ave.

Frasca Pizzeria and Wine Bar, 3358 N. Paulina St.

Seven Lions, 130 S. Michigan Ave.

Rocks Northcenter, 4138 N. Lincoln Ave. and Rocks Lincoln Park, 3463 N. Broadway

3 days ago

3 days ago

This Rockstar Burger Has 4,520 Calories and Weighs 5 Pounds

He'd come to Rocks, 4138 N. Lincoln Ave., with the intent of consuming a base layer of food before a night of drinking, but on a dare from his friends wound up taking the Rockstar Challenge.

3 days ago

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Feb 23

Updated 3 days ago

Thoughts on Bad Dog being Gone?

What are the thoughts on Bad Dog Tavern being shuttered?

  • They were always understaffed for lunch on that patio. Only one server for a LOT of tables on weekdays. Also, their kitchen vent clearly hadn't been cleaned for a while and there was a grease stain about 8 feet long along the exterior wall facing the patio. Just gross.

  • 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.

Feb 21

Updated 4 days ago

Shoveling Your Walk. Let Me Help With That...

Hello, neighbors.

While you may not use the public walkway everyday to get to and from work, most of us do. Even though my calves and balancing abilities are getting stronger, my patience has worn thin. Also, it is very dangerous for a walk to turn to ice even for the more agile folk of Ravenswood.

SO! I present an offer for the people of Ravenswood this:
Let me shovel your walkway for a small fee. Depending on the snow,...

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Hello, neighbors.

While you may not use the public walkway everyday to get to and from work, most of us do. Even though my calves and balancing abilities are getting stronger, my patience has worn thin. Also, it is very dangerous for a walk to turn to ice even for the more agile folk of Ravenswood.

SO! I present an offer for the people of Ravenswood this:
Let me shovel your walkway for a small fee. Depending on the snow, I will come to your house however many times.

My perimeters will be Damen & Lawrence - Oakley & Lawrence, Oakley & Wilson - Damen and Wilson. Depending on how much you hate shoveling and have yet to do so this year, I will come to your house, too.

What do you say?

  • I know Maggie I almost called you today. But I think my son is going to Shovel when he gets home.

  • SpamAlert Hates being spammed

    If you are still advertising your services, what is your standard hourly rate? Or "small fee," as you term it?

Feb 17

Updated 4 days ago

Newbie wants to know the necessity of 4WD/AWD?

I have three kids and I am trying to buy a family car possibly a mini Van. I am wondering if I need to buy a 4WD/AWD mini Van or will I be ok with a Front wheel drive/FWD mini Van?How important is AWD/4WD in the alleys in the north center area? My garage opens to an alley. I welcome your feedback.

  • Yes Shawn, I'm sure that the AWD and all-season tires contribute greatly to how well my Countryman handles in the snow/ice. So far I have not needed any assistance in getting out of my on-street parking spaces this season. I only recommend this car to people with no more than one child and it MUST have AWD!
    (I don't understand why anyone would buy an SUV/crossover without 4WD if they live in a snowy area.)

  • D R

    Also as an aside, as one of your key variables for your vehicle is the ability to fit three car seats across in the second row, take a look at the Combi Coccoro car seats. We have two in our sedan, with enough room between for an adult (sorry grandma) to sit in-between. We have placed a Britax inbetween as well.

    One of the Combi's selling points is that you can fit three of them across in a typical sedan.

    http://www.amazon.com/Combi-8220105A-Coccoro-Harness-Licorice/dp/B00IL5IN78

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

CAPS Meeting

Hello, I live in the Ravenswood/Lincoln Square neighborhood and for homework I have to attend a CAPS meeting so I am wondering when and where will the next one it take place? Thanks!

  • MJB ASNA member

    You can also check for meetings in the 20th district which is just north of 19.

  • We have a wonderfully involved neighbor that sends out updates from all of the meetings. This was in his last email: The next CAPS meeting for Beats 1911 and 1912 is scheduled for Tuesday, March 17th (yes, St. Patrick's Day) 7:00 PM, at Kindred Hospital (2544 W Montrose Ave).

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Feb 12

Updated 4 days ago

Architect recommendation for duplex conversion

My family would like to convert our brick 2 flat into a single family home. Not a complete gut job, but extensive work to change function while maintaining the character of the building. Does anyone have a recommendation for an architect who has experience with this kind of work? Thanks in advance!!

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