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Attempted car break in

Spotted a couple of guys (both African American early teens with short dreads) trying a couple of times to break into a newer station wagon parked on the 700 N. block of Noble St. at 6:30 pm. Called 911 and a patrol car drove by a few minutes later and spooked them off. They had been walking around the block a few times before going after this car so keep an eye out if you live in the area.

  • Pretty sure I saw these guys on the back porch of my building last night..

    Pulled up to the back of our building at Ada & Huron (parked on Ancona) where there were at least 2-3 black males on the back porch. One guy had a black cap and another had short dreads. Once they saw us pull up, they went running down the gangway between the buildings and hid by our side door (where we were heading). Called the cops but they never showed up..

  • Jon Banks supervisor banks

    I've seen two men fitting that description around Eckhart Park (Elizabeth St., Noble St & Chestnut St) looking into parked cars for the past week. I've a called the police each time.

  • DA long time neighbor

    I saw these 2 guys Mon nite on the 800 block of Noble around 10pm. They were just standing there with no real purpose 2 be there as I know everyone on this block and they don't live there. These 2 soon crossed the street into Eckhart Pk so couldn't c where they went. B careful everyone!

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Dining news: Winter doughnuts; $260 chocolate bar

...The 16th Chicago's Best WingFest will take place Feb. 22 at Bailey Auditorium, 1340 W. Washington St., 1-5 p.m. WingFest has tailgating, wings from 25 area restaurants, competitive wing-eating...

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...pairing Wed., Dec. 17, with To'ak co-founder Jerry Toth at Lush Wine & Spirits, 2232 W. Roscoe Ave., 6-7:30 p.m. Attendees will taste four dark chocolates from around the world...

—Stellar Wine Company opened in Lake View on Dec. 13. Located at 820 W. Belmont Ave., the shop offers not only wines but also craft beers, spirits and artisan cheeses. Plans for 2015 include a wine club, regular tastings, online ordering and special events. Visit www.stellarwinecompany.com .

...third location—this one in the Chicago Loop. The newest GRK Greek Kitchen is at 111 W. Monroe St. The two other locations are at 219 W. Washington St., in the Loop ( opened January...

...GRK Greek Kitchen is at 111 W. Monroe St. The two other locations are at 219 W. Washington St., in the Loop ( opened January 2011 ), and 251 E. Huron St., inside Northwestern Memorial Hospital...

...other locations are at 219 W. Washington St., in the Loop ( opened January 2011 ), and 251 E. Huron St., inside Northwestern Memorial Hospital ( opened May 2013 ). Visit www.facebook.com/GRK.Kitchen...

...take place Jan. 7-Feb. 11, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Dusek's, 1227 W. 18th St. A $75 ticket, which includes beer tastings, is good for the entire six-evening series...

...Lockwood Restaurant & Bar, located within The Palmer House Hilton at 17 E. Monroe St., is offering a four-course prix fixe dinner menu in celebration of Christmas on Wed...

...This New Year's Eve, 437 Rush, 437 N. Rush St., will offer its regular menu along with specials that Executive Chef...

—Through Dec. 22, The Smoke Daddy, 1804 W. Division St., is taking orders at www.thesmokedaddy.com for its holiday 2014 catering menu. Said menu includes smoked turkeys, pulled turkey and glazed hams along with a large selection of sides, desserts and spirits.

...take place on Thursday, Jan. 29, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Union Station, 500 W. Jackson Blvd. Tickets are $44 ( with an additional $9 for drink pairings ); see https://www.eventbrite.com...

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Request a Traders Joes in the West Loop

I would love to have a Trader Joes in the West Loop. With all the construction going on, I would think they would have enough people to support it.

Over the years I have requested that they put one in, but was hoping others could also request.

Here is the link that you could fill out if you would like one around here:

http://www.traderjoes.com/contact-us/location-request

In the comments put in west loop/near west side/greektown, etc.

Thanks!

  • atennislover -

    I would love to see a Trader Joe's here, too.

    But one thing that plays against the West Loop is the lack of density. People may personally like or dislike tall towers and density, but from TJ's point of view, they want in a very dense area where...

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    atennislover -

    I would love to see a Trader Joe's here, too.

    But one thing that plays against the West Loop is the lack of density. People may personally like or dislike tall towers and density, but from TJ's point of view, they want in a very dense area where they'll have a geographically dedicated customer base right there.

    Think about some of the other locations, like Clybourn, on the one in Oak Park where they have a tower above....the South Loop one, which is near dozens of tall residential buildings....and so on.

    West Loop residents and community organizations have fought density. (I am not saying this is good or bad - people have various opinions on it, but pushback HAS happened.)

    The best place for a potential TJ's would have been in the tower where Dominick's was and where Whole Foods is now going to open (next month, from what I've heard). I'm glad WF is going there, but that might have been better as a TJ's spot, since right now, in TJ's eyes, there's probably not another West Loop space that makes sense for them.

    We do have a few new towers that went up or are going up, so maybe one will come in the next few years....but that's what they're looking for, for sure.

    (I wish the new building near the Target was a TJ's - that would be so convenient.)

  • Thanks PJChgo...I do think the old Dominicks would have been much more conducive as a TJs. About the size that they are..where a WF's seems to be bigger than that space.

    But you are probably right about the density. I am one that isn't in favor of the tall buildings. So I guess I can't have it both ways.

    TJs can always go into the Artista Foods space on May..wonder how they stay in business?

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Phone Scam / Harassment?

I just received a very strange call that I'm not sure what to make of. A man, who sounded black, very angry, said that I scratched his car and that I left my phone number on his car. For the record, I did not scratch anyone's car and I did not leave my phone number on anyone's car. When I started to explain that I did not scratch his car or leave my phone number on his car, his anger...

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I just received a very strange call that I'm not sure what to make of. A man, who sounded black, very angry, said that I scratched his car and that I left my phone number on his car. For the record, I did not scratch anyone's car and I did not leave my phone number on anyone's car. When I started to explain that I did not scratch his car or leave my phone number on his car, his anger escalated. I just hung up. He has not called back (so far).

Not even sure if I should report this to the police. Is this some sort of a scam? The phone number he was calling from is (312) 423-1221.

Just a heads up to you, my neighbors.

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Lost Glasses :(

Hi neighbors. last night while visiting a friend I left my car with a bunch of packages and must have dropped my glasses as we cannot find them. I parked on Superior just east of Hoyne (between 2050 - 2045) they are purple glasses in a black case...I really need them to drive. if anyone finds them, please message me. Thank you so much everyone!

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Huge west town condo open house Saturday 11-1

Check out this huge west town condo for sale. 2600 sq ft, 4 br, 3 ba, 2 floors, 2 kitchens, high ceilings, great condition.

Open house saturday, 12/13 from 11-1

http://www.trulia.com/property/3173363933-819-N-Bishop-St-1-Chicago-IL-60642

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Trader Joes in the West Loop

I would love to have a Trader Joes in the West Loop. With all the construction going on, I would think they would have enough people to support it.

Over the years I have requested that they put one in, but was hoping others could also request.

Here is the link that you could fill out if you would like one around here:

http://www.traderjoes.com/contact-us/location-request

In the comments put in west loop/near west side/greektown, etc.

Thanks!

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Couch, Chair and Ottoman For Sale in West Loop

Selling a very comfy couch and large chair with ottoman in excellent condition!

Originally from Bloomingdales, bought it about 3 years old. Cushions and back pillows have removable, washable covers. Also have 2 matching green throw pillows. Couch is 80 x 40 x 32 and chair is 40 x 40 x 32.

Will sell separate or together. $400 for couch, $150 for chair or $500 all together.

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Lost puppy

I saw this posted all around my neighborhood but didn't see it on Everyblock, so wanted to post it here to help out.

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Updated Dec 10

More Parks Please

In the article, Mr. Chacon doesn't mention new parks or green space. That should be a top priority for everyone who is invested in this neighborhood. http://www.chicagoarchitecture.org/2014/12/08/state-of-the-west-loop-development-from-the-pov-of-the-west-central-association-president/

  • Shannon - the WCA is a Chamber of Commerce and isn't directly representing residents as much as promoting business. If you want to get involved as a resident, there's groups such as Neighbors of West Loop which represent people like myself who live in this area. I know I've worked with them, and the predecessor organization, over the years (I'm a 14+ year resident in FRDA) to push for green space in our community, especially when a new development is approved.

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Updated Dec 09

Shooting

1470 block of West Ohio Street at 730pm yesterday there was a silver/ gray Toyota 4Runner who fired about 5-6 rounds. I'm not sure who they were shooting at. Cops were called but I don't know what the outcome was. It's not the first time that a shooting took place in the area, but it's scary that it seems to be happening earlier in the evenings. So please be careful out there.

  • ANacho Lived in neighborhood for over 40yrs!

    I was all concerned about out house being hit, I didnt even notice until last night that my car was also hit. I now have a bullet hole in the side panel in the front of my brand new car.

  • Here is an opportunity to voice your concerns over the recent shooting incidents in the Noble Square/West Town neighborhoods.
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    NOBLE SQUARE COMMUNITY WATCH MEETING WITH. ALDERMAN MORENO

    *DECEMBER 10TH 6:30pm at 1012 N. NOBLE STREET.

    Please come out and meet with your neighbors and our ALDERMAN to discuss the...

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    Here is an opportunity to voice your concerns over the recent shooting incidents in the Noble Square/West Town neighborhoods.
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    NOBLE SQUARE COMMUNITY WATCH MEETING WITH. ALDERMAN MORENO

    *DECEMBER 10TH 6:30pm at 1012 N. NOBLE STREET.

    Please come out and meet with your neighbors and our ALDERMAN to discuss the security and safety in our community. The Alderman will talk and listen to our concerns and ideas as well as update us on what's being done on his political end to make our neighborhood one to be proud of.

    -Lets keep on topic is safety and security and leave the pothole talk for another day.

    **The meeting is in the Northwestern settlements building *ON NOBLE*. BEHIND THE MAIN BUILDING OFF AUGUSTA.

    1012 N. NOBLE

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Updated Dec 09

Car (neatly) broken into

Last night our car got "broken into" for the 2nd time this year. It's parked behind our condo building on Walton (Walton & Noble approx), in our designated parking space. This happened earlier this year, and what was interesting was that there was absolutely no damage to the car, so we thought we had just accidentally left the car unlocked. Since then, we've been extremely careful about making sure our car is locked after we park it. Well, it happened again last night with no damage. Nothing was stolen since we don't keep valuables in our car, but they did make a mess. Has this been happening to anyone else on Walton or in the area?

  • We had something similar in July - came home to our garage door open (no visible damage) and no damage to the cars. Things they could grab in the garage were stolen. Like you, nothing valuable is in there now. When we called the police, they said it was the third time that week that they had a similar report.

  • Please report the crime so we can have the cops due surveillance throughout the night... Thanks

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    This happened twice to my boyfriend's car as well (Walton and Rockwell). They mostly just rummaged around and took loose change and his phone charger.

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Cats living in apartment basement

I went to turn the lights off after People's Gas came to check on the meters. When I went down, I found that there are two cats living in the unfinished basement of the small walkup. They are coming in and out through a broken vent. When I found them, they quickly ran out of the room and huddled outside staring back at me. When I went outside, they were behind the neighbor's apartments together. They've since left. They look...

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I went to turn the lights off after People's Gas came to check on the meters. When I went down, I found that there are two cats living in the unfinished basement of the small walkup. They are coming in and out through a broken vent. When I found them, they quickly ran out of the room and huddled outside staring back at me. When I went outside, they were behind the neighbor's apartments together. They've since left. They look well fed, but I'm thinking that they're feral. I don't know if they're lost cats; they didn't appear to have collars. There was at least one mouse/rat carcass in the basement.

I feel bad because it's cold out and they are surviving, but I don't want them to multiply and give birth in my apartment complex. Plus, it's easy for them to come up to the rest of the floors.

Does anyone have any advice for these cats? Who should I contact? My landlord?

  • Wendi on Maud Interested in local news

    If the cats are feral and have been spayed/neutered, the left ear has been "tipped". If not, Tree House Humane Society can help. Thanks for posting and asking for help!

  • TREE HOUSE!!!!!!!!!

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