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Two rare gut renovation projects in Old Town Triangle

This eye catching red frame home on 200 Block of West St. Paul and Crilly Court gets a full gut renovation (All photos Eric Rojas, Broker, Kale Realty).

A current gut renovation project on the 300 Block of West Menomonee at North Orleans.

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Updated 25 hours ago

Temps Rising in Traffic Hell?

As in many parts of Chicago, it seems more money, time, and attention has been invested into red-light cameras than has gone into synchronizing our traffic lights. Lincoln Park is no exception. And with the "New City" Project well underway, I'm curious to know what improvement plans are in place to accommodate the impending flow of daily traffic into and out of the

•199-unit apartment building
•Mariano's
•Dick's Sporting Goods
•40,000 sq feet of medical office space
•1,100 vehicle garage...

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As in many parts of Chicago, it seems more money, time, and attention has been invested into red-light cameras than has gone into synchronizing our traffic lights. Lincoln Park is no exception. And with the "New City" Project well underway, I'm curious to know what improvement plans are in place to accommodate the impending flow of daily traffic into and out of the

•199-unit apartment building
•Mariano's
•Dick's Sporting Goods
•40,000 sq feet of medical office space
•1,100 vehicle garage
•bowling alley
•14-screen movie theater
•four restaurants
•other businesses that may be occupying part of the 380,000 sq feet of retail space

If anyone knows specifics on traffic plans to accommodate this significant addition to our neighborhood, please let me know.

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Empower Chicago Grand Opening!

Come check out Chicago's new nondenominational church at the IO Theater in Old Town for their Grand Opening Service! There will be guest speakers, powerful messages and FREE LUNCH!

Please invite your friends and come check them out at 1501 N. Kingsbury Street. Service starts at 10AM.

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Parking on N. North Park Ave. (south of North Ave.)

If you haven't been down this street in awhile, we are in the midst of construction hell. It seems like every other house is being renovated and our long-empty lots are being built upon. I'm psyched about the growth (and certainly hope my property values reflect the new building), but parking has been a nightmare. I have to give a shout-out to David Ramos, who works with Ald. Burnett's office. He has been amazing in staying on the illegal parking...

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If you haven't been down this street in awhile, we are in the midst of construction hell. It seems like every other house is being renovated and our long-empty lots are being built upon. I'm psyched about the growth (and certainly hope my property values reflect the new building), but parking has been a nightmare. I have to give a shout-out to David Ramos, who works with Ald. Burnett's office. He has been amazing in staying on the illegal parking issues and construction companies who put up barriers overnight so they can have the space in the morning. Uh, FYI, not only is that just selfish, it's also illegal. We have been promised repaving once the construction is done. Now, if we can only get rid of the rats....

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RCN v Comcast

Empty nesters for over a year...guess the kids are really "off the books" so we are moving from the suburbs to Old Town! My wife and I both work from home, so dependable internet is important as is a good HD cable TV service.

Comments/Recommendations?

Thanks!
Dennis

  • I have had nothing but problems with Comcast over the last two months. in fact I had a service rep out last week I have to have them in this week as well . they just had everything fixed and now it doesn't work again. I would say if you could get att uverse give that a go. I've heard great things about it. I just can't get it in my neighborhood.

  • Comcast - ugh. We still have it, but our Internet servic is slow or drops periodically. We've had them out to check everything and they replaced one wire (took over a week to get someone out). They've talked us through resetting everything so often, we can do it ourselves. Frustrating, but we suck it up because too lazy to go through the steps to change. DVR recordings have been good.

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Recommendations for cleaning services?

I give up, I need a cleaning lady. I was wondering if anyone has recommendations to find a cleaning lady that will be the SAME person each time. I want to hire someone bi-weekly, and I want to hire a specific person, not a "Maids R Us" type company that would send whoever was on shift that day. Do you have a great cleaning lady? If yes, how did you find her? Is your great cleaning lady possibly taking new clients? (I have asked 2 of my cousins who are extremely happy with the woman they employ; however, she is not taking any new clients at this time).

Thanks!!!!

  • Grace Housekeeper

    I have many years of experience and many long time clients who would gladly provide referrals. I can provide you with a free estimate at your preferred date and time. Please feel free to call me at 773-858-0926. Look forward to hearing from you!

  • We have a cleaning lady who came highly recommended and has been with us for over a year. She comes on a weekly basis and is highly reliable. Not sure if you can send me a message privately through this site, but if so, I'd gladly put you in touch with her and/or see if she is taking on new clients. Simi

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Dog found near Oz Park

Corgi mix found in Lincoln Park. He had Burberry collar; no tags. He is staying temporarily with my friend who found him. Help spread the word!

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Updated 3 days ago

Pet Sitter.. for cats..

Wow. little did I know how hard it would be to find a sitter that I felt comfortable with that also has actual hands on experience with cats. Preferably someone who's done this for awhile and has references available thanks!

  • Mark Shallow Actor, Playwright, Performance Artist (Shakespeare

    I've been doing pet care on the North side for over seventeen years. Cats and dogs.I have more references that your cat has lives!!! Lots of available time slots, and I'm always in town for the holidays. 773 754 0618

  • Hello, I am a veterinary technician with 10 years of experience. I've also been doing home pet care for 7 years. I have a lot of hands of experience with cats, as they make up 95% of my home care clients. I'm available for feeding and administration of oral or injectable medications, and of course loving care while you're gone. Feel free to email me if interested. Sean@illusioned.net

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Over a Century Later Christopher House Still Growing

Closing founding site in Lincoln Park and expanding in Belmont Cragin

Chicago, IL – September 26, 2014
After more than 100 years in Lincoln Park, non-profit, Christopher House is moving out of its founding location at 2507 N Greenview Avenue. A little over a year ago, Christopher House opened a brand new family resource center and their first elementary school as they have expanded into Belmont Cragin on the city's far West side. They have also increased their presence in...

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Closing founding site in Lincoln Park and expanding in Belmont Cragin

Chicago, IL – September 26, 2014
After more than 100 years in Lincoln Park, non-profit, Christopher House is moving out of its founding location at 2507 N Greenview Avenue. A little over a year ago, Christopher House opened a brand new family resource center and their first elementary school as they have expanded into Belmont Cragin on the city's far West side. They have also increased their presence in Uptown and Logan Square in response to the needs of Chicago's working poor.
“Christopher House is continuously working to provide a continuum of education to children and families in need. Christopher House has evolved over its 100 year history and this is one more milestone. It’s bittersweet. We are eager to be located in the high need communities on Chicago’s West and North sides and to bring our family of schools to the children and families in these neighborhoods, but I am also sad to leave the neighborhood that has supported us all these years” says Christopher House Chief Executive Officer, Lori Ann Baas.
Christopher House will continue to serve nearly 5,000 low-income children and families annually. The classrooms in Lincoln Park aren’t closing, just relocating to Belmont Cragin. The official close date of Christopher House’s Greenview location is September 30th. Christopher House however still encourages all those in Lincoln Park - and elsewhere - to continue to keep up to date with all of their news and events. Such as the Holiday Program, helping 600 Chicago families get through the holiday season. Find more information on the program, and all of Christopher House services, at christopherhouse.org.

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Color Models Needed Monday $25

Looking for single process (root touch-up, all over color, etc) models on Monday.
Appointment times available are 12pm, 2pm and 4pm.
Email me for more info!
HeatherNoelWatson at gmail dot com

Thanks!

4 days ago

Neighbor pouring bleach on grass

Hi! There's a crazy woman in my neighborhood who yells out her window if your dog pees on the lawn of her building. I witnessed her pouring bleach all over the lawn tonight after she yelled at me. Is this legal? Can't she be harming the animals? It's a condo building, so I can't contact her landlord. She lives in the building that the dentist office is in on the 1700 block of Sheffield, so beware.

5 days ago

ServiceWorks Needs your help!

ServiceWorks is a multi-partner, three year, national program housed at Casa Central. Serviceworks aims to connects thousands of underserved young adults (16-24) with the know-how and mindset necessary to enter into and succeed in the hiring market and fulfill their educational ambitions. This connection takes the form of community-oriented projects, leadership and teamwork training, and small group coaching.Success Coaches are experienced professionals. They work one-on-one and in small groups to assist Service Scholars in completing college and career readiness plans,...

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ServiceWorks is a multi-partner, three year, national program housed at Casa Central. Serviceworks aims to connects thousands of underserved young adults (16-24) with the know-how and mindset necessary to enter into and succeed in the hiring market and fulfill their educational ambitions. This connection takes the form of community-oriented projects, leadership and teamwork training, and small group coaching.Success Coaches are experienced professionals. They work one-on-one and in small groups to assist Service Scholars in completing college and career readiness plans, identifying tangible, actionable goals, and serving as accountability partners to help Success Scholars achieve and track progress towards their goals. Success Coaches are provided with training prior to meeting their Service Scholars, as well as ongoing support from Casa Central.If you have what it takes to give guidance on resume design, online job applications, goal setting, and consider yourself to be both patient and empathetic, then we ask you to apply.
Duration:
• 8 weeks
Time commitment:
• Occasional (weekly or monthly)
Days of week:
• Weekdays and two (2) weekend days
Skills needed:
• Goal Planning
• FAFSA Preparation
• Resume Design
• Employment Application
How Do I apply?
Call:773-645-2400
Email: lspilotro@casacentral.org

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