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kids running the streets

Was wondering if anyone had advice. Live by Oakley and Maypole. Last night there were about twenty to thirty kids in the middle of the street blocking traffic and screaming. When the cops showed up they all ran. With the exception of about 15 stragglers who wanted to give lip to the cops. I know that about 5 of the kids live in section 8 housing within two blocks of my apartment. Is there a way I can report their...

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Was wondering if anyone had advice. Live by Oakley and Maypole. Last night there were about twenty to thirty kids in the middle of the street blocking traffic and screaming. When the cops showed up they all ran. With the exception of about 15 stragglers who wanted to give lip to the cops. I know that about 5 of the kids live in section 8 housing within two blocks of my apartment. Is there a way I can report their activity anonymously to the CHA? I also have an issue with the amount of trash I see on a daily basis, broken glass, discarded food and plastic bags . I pick up when I see it but maybe more trash cans at the end of the block would help curb the problem.

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Seeking recommendations for an estate attorney.

Bedridden parent needs a will.
Hoping to find someone who makes house calls.
Location is northwest side of Chicago.
Thank you.

  • Sole practitioner. Downtown & suburban locations. Makes house-calls often.

    Daniel F. Hofstetter
    161 N. Clark, Suite 4700
    Chicago, IL 60601
    312-269-0065
    or email:
    dan@hofstetterlaw.com

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    Catherine Postilion on Bryn Mawr near the Red Line - She's great with family law! I've been using her for over 10 years and she always comes through - 773-271-5750

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Randolph Street Holiday Market

The Randolph Street Holiday Market runs Saturday and today at the Plumbers Union Hall, 1340 W. Washington St., from 10am to 5pm. Shop for antique, vintage and modern furniture, jewelry, artwork and housewares. Admission is $8 in advance, $10 at the door; see the website for package deals.

21 hours ago

Randolph Street Market kicks off in West Loop

...modern gift items.It is held at the Beaux Arts Plumber's Hall in the 1300-block of West Washington.The event continues again Sunday and returns the weekend of December 13. Admission is $10...

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Chicago Beer Society's 38th Annual Fall Tasting and Dinner @ Kaiser Tiger

Taste (and vote!) on 14 craft beers, then enjoy dinner with the Chicago Beer Society tonight at their Annual Fall Tasting & Dinner, which runs 12:30-5:00pm at Kaiser Tiger, 1415 W. Randolph St. Tickets $50-60.

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Randolph Street Holiday Market

The Randolph Street Holiday Market runs today and Sunday at the Plumbers Union Hall, 1340 W. Washington St., from 10am to 5pm. Shop for antique, vintage and modern furniture, jewelry, artwork and housewares. Admission is $8 in advance, $10 at the door; see the website for package deals.

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Chicago Craft Beer Events, November 21-23

Kaiser Tiger, 1415 W. Randolph Chicago, IL (312) 243-3100

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Sheffield's Beer and Wine Garden, 3258 N Sheffield Ave., Chicago

Sketchbook Brewing Company, 825 Chicago Ave (Alley Entrance) Evanston, IL

Half Acre Beer Company Tap Room, 4255 N Lincoln Ave., Chicago (773) 248-4038

Begyle Brewing Beer Store, 1800 W Cuyler Ave., Chicago (773) 661-6963

Iron Horse Ale House, 6158 N Northwest Hwy, Chicago (773) 555-1212

Schuba's, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago (773) 525-2508

Fireside Restaurant & Lounge, 5739 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago (773) 561-7433

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Foreign Language High School Pushed By Parents

...Walter Payton College Prep, 1034 N. Wells St., and Whitney M. Young Magnet High School, 211 S. Laflin St., do offer numerous language classes. But getting into those schools is challenging even with good...

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Thomas, a co-chairman of the Local School Council at LaSalle Language Academy, 1734 N. Orleans St., is part of a group of parents from the city's four elementary language academies who have banded together to push for such a language academy high school.

The schools are LaSalle; LaSalle II, 1148 N. Honore St. in West Town; Andrew Jackson, 1340 W. Harrison St. on the Near West Side; and Murray, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave. in Hyde Park.

The schools are LaSalle; LaSalle II, 1148 N. Honore St. in West Town; Andrew Jackson, 1340 W. Harrison St. on the Near West Side; and Murray, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave. in Hyde Park.

The schools are LaSalle; LaSalle II, 1148 N. Honore St. in West Town; Andrew Jackson, 1340 W. Harrison St. on the Near West Side; and Murray, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave. in Hyde Park.

The city's top selective enrollment schools such as Walter Payton College Prep, 1034 N. Wells St., and Whitney M. Young Magnet High School, 211 S. Laflin St., do offer numerous language...

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This Week’s Best Local Sales and Shopping Events

...Randolph Street Holiday Market, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (1340 W. Washington St., randolphstreetmarket.com). More than 90 vendors will sell everything from vintage clothing to modern home...

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Trillum Boutique (1744 W. Division St., trilliumchicago.com) celebrates its four-year anniversary tonight with a little fête from 5...

Speaking of birthdays, Art Effect (934 W. Armitage Ave., shoparteffect.com) blows out 30 candles on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Stop by for raffle prizes every hour. Added bonus: The first 30 customers to spend over $100 receive an overflowing gift bag. Oh, and there’s going to be a candy bar.

Model Petra Nemcova stops by Neiman Marcus (737 N. Michigan Ave., neimanmarcus.com) today from 2 to 4 p.m. to showcase her new candle collection...

Starting Saturday, Milk Handmade (5137 N. Clark St., milkhandmade.com) throws a “Giving Spree,” during which the boutique partners with Care for Real...

Leah Chavie of the popular Leah Chavie Skincare Boutique (2457 N. Halsted St., leahchavie.com) is offering two holiday makeup sets—one warm-hued, one cool—for $35 total, or $22 off the normal price. Buy one for yourself and give the other to a friend who’s warm where you’re cool, or visa versa.

The owner of Lincoln Park’s Comfort Me Boutique (701 W. Armitage Ave., comfortmeboutique.com) has collaborated with Chicago artist and designer Tania Rodamilans for a limited-edition...

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  • 4 stars out of 5: BellyQ on Yelp

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Renting Table & Chairs?

Does anyone have a recommendation for a place to rent a banquet table and chairs? I only need 1 table (that can hold 10 people) and 10 chairs for the weekend.

  • Thanks, Doolins will be perfect and it's a good price.

  • Wow. I did not know that Doolin's rented tables and chairs. Wonder if they also rent coat racks. We always drive to some place south west. Doolin's is much closer and we go there for all of our other supplies. Thank you for the tip. I will check it out.

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West town SSA - unfairly raising resident property taxes

It seems the overwhelming majority of residents would be AGAINST this very significant tax given the benefits almost exclusively seen by business and not west town residents.

There were some posts in October about the West Town SSA - was anyone at the hearing on Oct. 2 about the reconstitution of the SSA? What is the status?

  • Mona1935 Born and Raised in Chicago

    SECOND West Town SSA Reconstitution
    Public Hearing!
    Monday, November 24th
    at 10:00am
    at City Hall 121 N. LaSalle St. (2nd Floor Council Chambers)

  • Kurtis certified urban planner. amatuer dj.

    Get your facts straight before you make a decision. SSA's only tax the properties within the designated district, not residents outside the district. The tax is not "very significant." It's a small percentage of what a property owner's tax would normally be. And everyone benefits. SSA's are the reason you...

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    Get your facts straight before you make a decision. SSA's only tax the properties within the designated district, not residents outside the district. The tax is not "very significant." It's a small percentage of what a property owner's tax would normally be. And everyone benefits. SSA's are the reason you have clean streets, nice trash cans, street banners, events, and other such improvements. I would say that benefits all the residents. And SSA's truly give the local neighborhood control of how this money is spent, and not politicians or City Hall.

  • I don't see anything online about a Nov 24 meeting. Is there a meeting on Monday? Also, I never heard what happened at the October 2 meeting. Does anyone know?

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Nov 09

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Have a Toddler? Let's Hang Out and Have a Playdate!

We live on Damen and Ohio and we have an 18-month-old daughter. We're looking for parents with toddlers close to her age in this area.

We've been meeting some wonderful parents with small children, but most of them live more than half hour away. So we're hoping to meet more families in this very neighborhood!

I'm a stay-at-home mom and I would really like our daughter to socialize with other children as much as possible. It's also starting to get...

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We live on Damen and Ohio and we have an 18-month-old daughter. We're looking for parents with toddlers close to her age in this area.

We've been meeting some wonderful parents with small children, but most of them live more than half hour away. So we're hoping to meet more families in this very neighborhood!

I'm a stay-at-home mom and I would really like our daughter to socialize with other children as much as possible. It's also starting to get cold, so we'd like to make this network happen before the snow sticks to the ground!

If you're in the same boat, please feel free to post a comment or send me a personal message! I'm always happy to meet new people!

We've attached our lovely daughter in her Halloween outfit! Enjoy!

  • MrsB West Town since 2013

    We are at Ohio and Wood and have a 2.5 year old son. There is also a UKV or West Town parent's group on Facebook.

  • gingervitis I like warm hugs.

    We don't have a Facebook...and would you mind telling me what UKV is?

    If you'd like to meet up, just send me PM! :)

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  • There's Always Room for Cellos!

    Mr. Mascari is asking for $1587.64:
    My students need a cello to replace an instrument in the inventory that has, over time, degenerated beyond repair.
    Whitney Young Magnet High School Comment

6 days ago

Looking for a parking space for rent

Hi everyone. Looking to rent a parking space in the area of Racine Ogden and Erie. I heard this is a good place to start to find one. Let me know if anyone knows of one available.

Thank you,
Dominic

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Missing Cat Armour St Across From Otis

Missing grey and white long hair tortoiseshell cat.
She may have a pink chevron collar with a name tag that reads Ramona.

The phone number is old.
If found please contact me immediately (734) 478-1364.
She is 4 years old, not used to being outside and VERY missed.

  • Hello. On Monday of this week I was biking eastbound on Erie and I saw a cat that looked just like this cross right in front of me. It was somewhere between Ashland and Noble and the cat crossed from the north side of Erie the street to the south. It was around 9:00pm. Hope you find her.

  • Hi. I just saw a cat in the alley between Ohio and Erie, between Armour and Bishop. It had white legs and colored top...I'm not sure what color since it's dark. I haven't seen cats around at all lately, so this is a new guy. I tried to go after...

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    Hi. I just saw a cat in the alley between Ohio and Erie, between Armour and Bishop. It had white legs and colored top...I'm not sure what color since it's dark. I haven't seen cats around at all lately, so this is a new guy. I tried to go after it, but lost it when the car port door went up. It looked fluffy like a longhair. I stress it was dark, and brief, so don't know if it fits your description, but figured any leads might help. I will definitely keep my eye out.

Nov 15

Nov 15

27th (2nd) and 28th Ward Aldermanic Elections

Vote for the BEST QUALIFIED! Not by race! TO MY BLACK COMMUNITY RESIDENTS- Vote intentionally and on purpose BY CHARACTER and INTEGRITY. Don't be bamboozled by voting soley in the ethnic make-up of the candidates. I'm black, and I'm proud and don't vote by race and name recognition ALONE! This is NOT voting!

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