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Permit question

We are in the process of buying a new duplex (yay!) and once everything is finalized will need/want to do some work on the unit including updating the kitchen and maybe some work on the above garage deck. I know a lot of the work will require city permits. Does anyone have advice on navigating those waters? We've only rented till now so I have no idea what we are getting into. Also any suggestions for designers and/or contractors is greatly appreciated! TIA!!!

  • M G brothers construction. Can't go wrong with this company doing your work. You will need an architect and drawings. They can point you in the right direction. If the building is landmarked the permit process lengthens. Good luck.

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WATCH: 2nd Ward Aldermanic Candidate Forum

Get to know the candidates for alderman in the 2nd ward before the April 7th runoff elections with this forum featuring Alyx Pattison and Brian Hopkins, hosted by the Ukrainian Village Neighborhood Association: http://ow.ly/KQKya

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CAN-TV VIDEO of Recent 2nd Ward Aldermanic Candidate Forum at the New Canaan Land Church

FROM:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExaF5_2qb2k
CAN-TV
2nd Ward Aldermanic Election Runoff Forum
Published on Mar 25, 2015

Election forum featuring candidates Alyx Pattison and Brian Hopkins hosted by the Ukrainian Village Neighborhood Association. This program was streamed and recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).

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Is Your Alma Mater in the Sweet 16? Here's Where to Watch The Games

Sedgwick's, 1935 N. Sedgwick St., used to host watch parties for the Duke Blue Devils but now supports the Michigan State Spartans, said general manager and MSU alum Mario Davila. The process to become a recognized alumni hangout is not too complicated, he said.

This article has 2 other Chicago locations (Show)

Nearly 4,000 Duke alumni call Chicago home, and the Blue Devils' official watch parties are now at LP Stadium, 2423 N. Clark St.

Side Street Saloon, 1456 W. George St., has many Michiganders on staff and once catered to a big Spartan crowd, said co-owner Joanne Grubich. She recalled playing many Auburn games for fans recently and oftentimes, like many bars, Side Street's viewing options are dictated by its crowd.

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Undecided voters...what would get you to vote for either Mayoral candidate?

On the fence? Any one thing that would sway your opinion?

I don't know that I'm voting for Chui or Rahm. For me, I'd reconsider Rahm if he immediately implemented a Mayoral 2-term limit; and if he convinced the aldermen to implement a 3-term-limit on Aldermen (grandfathering existing Aldermen, oh, of course), I think he'd run away with the race. So much of the trouble we're in now could've been avoided if we didn't have a life-time Mayor sitting on fixing the major issues whilst hoping for good luck to occasionally sweep them away.

  • Nora H 11year Lakeview resident, member ELVN.

    For some reason I can't seem to paste the link to a You Tube interview of David Orr talking about Rahm and the city finances. Look for it and see how the books are cooked and more on TIF money. You certainly don't get the whole story from the Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune.

  • Rahm has done something positive and helpful. He closed a bunch of expensive and ineffective schools and caught heck for it. The city has a huge dark financial cloud hanging over it. It doesn't matter who is mayor. Noone wants the real solution.

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Lost a black iPhone 5

Lost a black iPhone 5 in black, 2-piece Boostcase.

Will pay $300.

I was picked up in a taxi at Clark & Chestnut at 7:20pm, and was dropped off at 1421 N Wells at 7:25pm. I paid cash. I think I left it in the backseat of the taxi.

  • Ainsley resident

    Call Yellow cab Lost & Found: 312-225-7456
    Look at and/or post notice at http://chicago.itaxi.ws/lost_found.
    Call the cab company dispatcher if it was another company besides Yellow.
    Also Google "lost in cab, Chicago" for other ideas.
    Good luck!

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Lincoln and Armitage Hit and Run 3/22--Navy Blue Audi Hits VW Jetta

Did you witness a hit and run on Lincoln ave late Sunday, March 22 on Lincoln Avenue just south of armitage? A Navy Blue Audi struck my silver VW jetta that was parked and slammed it into a fire hydrant. If you see a navy blue Audi with front right end damage in Lincoln Park Please take a picture of it and its license plate!!

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Cancelling Red Plum delivery.

Simply call 800.874.2863 and press option 2 for Red Plum. The whole thing takes only 2 minutes and you're done! You'll speak with a live person, give your address, and it's done.

You do have to call before 5pm though so sorry this doesn't help today, but tomorrow let them know!!

2 days ago

Get ready to vote! Hear from your aldermanic candidates.

Didn't make it to the 43rd Ward aldermanic candidate forum featuring Ald. Michele Smith and Caroline Vickrey? Watch it online and see what they had to say about local issues at: http://ow.ly/KKyWj.

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LOUD BOOM

Hey,

Did anyone hear a very loud boom in the middle of the night last night (03/22) in the alley off of 2500 N Lincoln avenue??? It woke me out of bed! Any idea what is was?

  • Jason1977 Pretty new to Pilsen

    I don't live in the area, but many times i've heard similar. It almost always turned out to be a ComEd transformer blowing.

  • Agreed. We had a transformer blow near us last year and it was quite loud.

3 days ago

Watch Your Aldermanic Candidates Debate LIVE on TV & Online

Watch LIVE as aldermanic candidates Alyx Pattison and Brian Hopkins debate the issues Tuesday, March 24th at 7 p.m. on CAN TV27 and http://www.cantv.org/live.

Even if you can't make it to the debate, you can learn more about the candidates before the April 7th runoff elections by watching online or on cable TV in Chicago.

Hosted by the Ukrainian Village Neighborhood Association, the event will be moderated by Greg Hinz, Crain’s Chicago Business, and Hal Dardick, Chicago Tribune.

And let us know if you're tuning in by tweeting to @cantvchicago!

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Parking Lot Dent Repair Scam Alert

Earlier this afternoon, a couple guys appeared to be scamming an older Asian gentleman with a Lexus in the Walgreen's parking lot at Fullerton / Greenview.

Apparently, this type of scam is very common. Two individuals approach another individual and offer to repair a car dent for less than what it would cost in a bodyshop. Often times, the individual scammed goes to an ATM to withdraw cash to pay for the body work and the work done is shoddy...

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Earlier this afternoon, a couple guys appeared to be scamming an older Asian gentleman with a Lexus in the Walgreen's parking lot at Fullerton / Greenview.

Apparently, this type of scam is very common. Two individuals approach another individual and offer to repair a car dent for less than what it would cost in a bodyshop. Often times, the individual scammed goes to an ATM to withdraw cash to pay for the body work and the work done is shoddy and, often times, more money is requested to pay for the job.

I called 911 to report the possible incident; however, the Asian man and the scammers seemed to have parted ways before the police arrived.

The scammers appeared to be in a silver Chevy with a license plate that looked like R1460149 (from a distance). One scammer appeared to be of Latino descent with a goatee (I cannot remember that with 100% certainty). The other gentleman was a taller, skinnier fellow who was wearing a snow hat.

  • Saw these guys in the Costco parking lot (Clybourn & Damen) on Wednesday and reported it. This time it was a green minivan.

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33-Year-Old Man Missing

Im pretty worried. My boyfriend is missing since March 12th, 2015 in the North Side of Chicago. He has schizophrenia so he was confused in those days. I would appreciate any kind of help or information about him. His name is Jonathan Bujnowski. His height 6 1, dark blonde hair, green eyes, slim complexion.

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Weekend babysitter needed (Diversey and Ashland)

Hi Everyblock - we are new to the area & have a 2 yr old boy and 4 yr old girl. We'd love to find a babysitter who could occasionally watch the kids on a Sat night. Any age 8th grade or later works for us. Ideally close by in the Burley school district, but further is fine if she or he has a car. Please let me know if anyone is interested or knows someone! Thanks.

  • Sounds great! I'll send you a message. Please let me know if you don't get it.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Tracie - I strongly recommend (having your kids) call the Red Cross and find a Babysitting class. It's a great class, where they learn basic first aid and CPR, along with tips for entertaining little ones

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