4 days ago

Buena Park Open Day this Sunday, July 20 from 12 to 5

Architecture and neighborhood tours, vintage cars and bikes, art, theatre, family fun, gardens, music and food trucks. Come and stroll our lovely neighborhood - or hop the trolley - at the second annual BPOD this Sunday. Main entry at Buena and Clarendon. $5 donation, kids free.

Jul 01

Updated Jul 11

Question: Should the Pride Parade be moved out of the neighborhood.

The headline is yge post. Should it be moved? Should any neighborhood have to deal with a million visitors?

  • Kathleen Pingelton Vegetarian,music-loving cat owner.

    Good grief. Are we STILL talking about this?

  • This is ridiculous. Leave the parade where it is. Moving it downtown is just gonna F up traffic LBVS. The parade is not even that long. Ppl love it & have a good time. The area is no stranger to noise. There are bars everywhere & not to mention the cubs game days. Just deal with it for the day & move on.

Jun 30

Updated Jul 01

Two loud pops

I just heard two loud pops/bangs, around 11:30pm, Monday night. Anyone else hear anything?

  • A

    Loud boom at 4600 Malden at that time was some idiot putting a firework in a garbage can slamming the kid then it exploded. I saw it in the alley near Leland.

  • Good to know. I am not usually paranoid....but this weekend's shootings so close to home have me listening with a more critical ear. I wish people didn't find fireworks so amusing :)

Jun 21

Updated Jun 22

What are the rules re cars making a right turn when there are bike lanes between car lane and corner

The markings on the street are a bit confusing to me as a car driver. If I want to make a right turn and there is a bike lane I need to cross, I imagine I need to yield to bike riders going straight. Is that the way it works? I don't want to smoosh anyone.

  • Vera - Andersonvillian I freaking love my neighborhood.

    I think it is really lovely that you care enough to ask. Thanks for being a considerate driver

  • You move into the bike lane before making the turn, making the lane change the normal way, yielding to anyone who is in it. But you make the turn *from* the bike lane, not by turning across it.
    I agree with Vera - it's great that you actually want to know and obey the law.

Jun 14

Updated Jun 22

N Winthrop Back Alley

Took this picture of a man digging through a locked dumpster behind N Winthrop in the Alleyway. Today @ 12:55pm.

  • This entire back alley is problematic. My garage is all the way at the end of it and the problems there are even bigger. The people who live in the building facing Broadway throw their trash bags from their balconies aiming for the dumpsters. Most of the time they miss the dumpsters and there is trash everywhere.

    The good news is that that building is scheduled to be completely gut rehabbed this year. They've already started evicting squatters from it.

  • MARCUS74 LGBT activist, uptown resident, college advisor

    Which building is this?

Jun 21

Updated Jun 21

What event is Montrose Harbor setting up for?

Since Wavefront Music festival was cancelled what is being set up on the beach?
I see a stage, seats...

  • Kaleb B Crafty and Queer

    Boston and the some other band. There is a concert I believe tomorrow

  • Joe in Andersonville Landlord and life-long northside Chicago resident

    And the Doobie Brothers!

Apr 21

Updated Jun 20

Eats and Sweets Cafe

Does anyone have any info on the new spot Eats and Sweets Cafe opening up in Angel Food Bakery's old home?

Jun 16

Updated Jun 16

New Divvy Stations Coming to the 47th Ward

In case you didn't see this in the Alderman's weekly e-mail, we're getting new Divvy stations. They might take a while because the bike supplier just wrapped up bankruptcy proceedings.

New 47th Ward Divvy Stations

I am pleased to announce that Divvy will be expanding their network farther north and west. This includes the addition of 5 new stations in the 47th Ward. These new stations bring our total number to 27. A list of the new locations can be found below.

Rockwell/Addison
Leavitt/Addison
Oakley/Irving Park
Campbell/Montrose
Rockwell Brown Line
Leavitt/Lawrence (moving from old Eastwood/Lincoln location)

Jun 08

Updated Jun 08

Sommerset Place on fire, anyone have more details?

Lots of fire trucks swarming around Sommerset Place on Argyle and Sheridan. Smoke is coming from the building since before 6am.

  • Patricia 25 Year Lakeview Resident

    We're hearing the sirens. Hope everyone is OK.

May 25

Updated Jun 03

We must find a NEW Violence Prevention strategy

Senseless violence. The Alderman's tweet's are the usual. Of course every alderman, in every ward where there has been a shooting will discuss retaliation prevention. Will that discussion prevent retaliation? There were eight shootings tonight 05/24/2014. A young man was gunned down in Uptown and officials are still having "discussions"? There has been two shootings in the past month in Uptown and it is just May. There is heavy police presence in Uptown. Residents are attending Positive Loiterings but every...

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Senseless violence. The Alderman's tweet's are the usual. Of course every alderman, in every ward where there has been a shooting will discuss retaliation prevention. Will that discussion prevent retaliation? There were eight shootings tonight 05/24/2014. A young man was gunned down in Uptown and officials are still having "discussions"? There has been two shootings in the past month in Uptown and it is just May. There is heavy police presence in Uptown. Residents are attending Positive Loiterings but every year we are having "discussions" about shootings in Uptown and across the city. The police can only arrest where there is a crime or they have a suspect. Tonight we have no suspect???? We must have more strategy to combat crime more than "Positive Loitering" It's not working! I apologize. It is not working. The solution is right before our elected officials. I wonder do they not know or are they turning their heads. To spend $110,000 on "Two Men and a Van" is absurd knowing there is a bigger fish to fry. Maybe they have turned their heads to focus on simpler issues. Oh well you can not come up with a effective strategy, if you do not know where to start. My prayers go out to the family of this young man. I hope we refocus our "Violence-Prevention" efforts sooner than later.
http://voices.suntimes.com/news/breaking-news/man-critically-wounded-in-uptown-shooting/#.U4FcH95ReSo

  • aileen resident southport corridor

    Cortez, it has been several days. What is the solution?

  • It's the culture of violence that needs to change. It's not about guns... it's about people. It's kind of odd... guns have always been the 'tool' of choice but this year there seems to be a lot of knife violence in the news. Not sure the reason but at the...

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    It's the culture of violence that needs to change. It's not about guns... it's about people. It's kind of odd... guns have always been the 'tool' of choice but this year there seems to be a lot of knife violence in the news. Not sure the reason but at the end of the day whether it's guns, knives, fists, feet, bricks, bats, or cars, we need to turn the concept of violence as retaliation for 'disrespect' around.

    Our society seems to have 'getting back at someone' woven into it. I don't know if it's movies, games, music, TV, or parental teachings but thay concept has to stop. It would take a generation but I think school teachings, TV public service messages, messages by centers of influence (how about the star of a violent movie in a recorded message before the movie reminding people its fiction and he doesn't condone the violent scenes he is protraying), etc is a start.

    We didn't get into this overnight and we won't get out overnight either regretfully. Combined with jobs, less violence related to drugs (some legalization already happening), and a general expectation setting that 'violence is not OK' is what we need to do... to start.

Jun 01

Shiny New Sculpture on Racine Triangle

See for yourself...it is shine-y and new.

New Sculpture on the Racine Triangle http://spneighbors.blogspot.com/2014/05/new-sculpture-on-racine-triangle.html

May 31

Updated Jun 01

  • The video really shows how important it is to be encouraged to seek out opportunities and to continue advancing through learning. The technical skills to build and maintain the places where we live, work, learn, interact, play, and heal in are so vital in our communities.

May 28

Updated May 30

Buena Park Mural

This is a preliminary sketch for a mural coming to Buena Park Uptown.

  • Littleton Arts Uptown Chicago/Uptown/Resident/Artist

    Scooter,

    Too many questions what is this academia.....:)

    I kept it loose but it is very much about Buena Park the neighborhood my Dad grew up in I know it well. Why do people keep talking about tax financing, this city is cheapskate with artists do not worry about it.

    EveryBlock user......

    I am not your therapist.

  • Littleton Arts Uptown Chicago/Uptown/Resident/Artist

    Just a thought but every piece of art in public doesn't have to be about the community exactly. It just has to be good.

May 09

Updated May 30

  • Littleton Arts Uptown Chicago/Uptown/Resident/Artist

    PeterC.....it is a proposed ordinance......duh. Why don't you ask ONE Northside for a copy?

  • Robert Rohdenburg Affordable Housing Activist for ONE Northside

    The Chicago For All Press Conference Is Now On YouTube, Thanks To CAN TV

    The busy day at City Hall can now be seen by all. The Chicago For All press conference is the first of three press conferences on Wed 5/28.Thanks to CAN TV.

    FROM:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYAXnZ-k4uo

    New Ordinances Introduced in...

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    The Chicago For All Press Conference Is Now On YouTube, Thanks To CAN TV

    The busy day at City Hall can now be seen by all. The Chicago For All press conference is the first of three press conferences on Wed 5/28.Thanks to CAN TV.

    FROM:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYAXnZ-k4uo

    New Ordinances Introduced in City Council

    Published on May 29, 2014

    Preserving Single Room Occupancy Hotels
    Supporters introduce an ordinance that will be proposed to City Council in June requiring owners of Single Room Occupancy Hotels to apply to the City before substantially renovating them, aiming to protect the housing option for low-income tenants.

    Sweatshop-Free Uniforms for City Workers
    Chicago Fair Trade and city aldermen call for an ordinance ensuring that uniforms of City of Chicago workers are not manufactured in sweatshops or through child labor.

    $15 Minimum Wage Ordinance Press Conference
    Aldermen, workers, and community leaders announce a new ordinance creating a minimum wage of $15 per hour in Chicago.

    This program was recorded and streamed by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).

May 06

Updated May 30

The Community sends a message to Alderman James Cappleman

The truth is out!!! 1000+ Citizens send their Alderman a mandate!!
This Video has become HIGHLY controversial!!

http://youtu.be/TDAnFqVMhSI

  • Robert Rohdenburg Affordable Housing Activist for ONE Northside

    Just to be clear:
    ONE Northside's SRO Team supports incentives for SRO owners to keep their housing affordable.

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    "They have been freed!"

    They've been given "the keys to the streets," in other words.

May 25

Updated May 26

Friday Night Prayer Loitering

Wilson and Broadway.

They preachers prayed and the police roll called. The Alderman and friends loitered along positively.

Then the following evening someone got shot around the corner.

That is all.

May 25

Memorial Day Rememrance

The Huffington Post summed up the meaning of Memorial Day nicely. A moving series of photos tells the story more effectively than words and shows the many faces remembering their loved ones this weekend

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/5378830/?ir=Technology

May 22

Updated May 24

Looking to get some framing done

I have 5-6 small items, 12"x17" or smaller to be framed in simple black frames. Any recommendations?

  • MayorOf47 W. Lakeview/Roscoe Village

    It's funky as anything, but it's less expensive than any option I've seen and the work they've done for me has been great. Peter V's on Ashland.

  • Mary Misanthrope and philanthropist

    I found some nice, simple black (wood!) frames with glass inserts on Amazon for under $20 each, with their usual free shipping. I have some 11x17 theater posters, and they look great - so great that my friends asked me where I got them done! Super cheap solution, if you don't need matting. They have all kinds of sizes, too. :)

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