4 days ago

Updated 15 min ago

Sofas!

Hi there. I have a few pieces of furniture to get rid of pronto - seriously, if you can come pick them up, you can have them for FREE. That's right, FREE. Good condition sofas - we just need to make room for a baby, so goodbye spare room, hello nursery. Non-smoking, but cat home. Must pick up.

The first is a black, IKEA ektorp sofabed - it's a few years old, but in really good shape - we've used...

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Hi there. I have a few pieces of furniture to get rid of pronto - seriously, if you can come pick them up, you can have them for FREE. That's right, FREE. Good condition sofas - we just need to make room for a baby, so goodbye spare room, hello nursery. Non-smoking, but cat home. Must pick up.

The first is a black, IKEA ektorp sofabed - it's a few years old, but in really good shape - we've used in a spare room for the occasional out-of-towners. IKEA no longer carries the sofa, but I've found replacement covers online elsewhere, if black isn't your thing. The cover is easily removed to be washed. There are some minor nicks where the cat got a hold of it, along the back. This guy is heavy. And we can throw is the squishy, foam mattress topper we use with it to make it more comfortable.

The second is a set of dark brown, corduroy-ish apartment sized sofa/loveseat and oversized arm chair. Two years old - the sofa is in good shape - some minor wear, we would keep, but we came into a different living room set. The chair, on the other hand, has a rip along the back where the pillow meets the frame - I believe it's easily repaired - I'm just lazy - so we've just thrown a blanket over it. And woah - get this, it comes with THREE pillows.

I can't get both pictures to load, so let me know if I can send one to you or if you have other questions.

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    Try http://arkchicago.org/content/donate#Thrift Shops
    The Salvation Army, while doing good work, is vehemently anti-gay.

  • Homes, as in single family houses, large and small rental buildings, condos. are included in the latest ego trip from the state fire marshall's call for mandated fire sprinklers in ANY STRUCTURE. However State Rep Sara Feigenholtz has a bill ready to go that sets up a review board, etc....

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    Homes, as in single family houses, large and small rental buildings, condos. are included in the latest ego trip from the state fire marshall's call for mandated fire sprinklers in ANY STRUCTURE. However State Rep Sara Feigenholtz has a bill ready to go that sets up a review board, etc. Here's a quote from the e-news for the 47th Ward - "State Representative Sara Feigenholtz has introduced an important piece of legislation regarding the controversial issue of mandated fire sprinklers in Illinois. The goal of House Bill 4609 is to give more people a seat at the table on the issue of fire sprinklers in Illinois, so we can come to a proactive solution before we are faced with another unfunded fire sprinkler mandate proposal from the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal like last summer.
    "The bill creates a task force of experts that will research and consider the effects of any legislation requiring fire sprinklers in homes, businesses, and high-rise buildings and examine all questions related to increasing rent prices, insurance rates, and installation costs. After exploring all possibilities, the group will provide a comprehensive report with recommendations to the General Assembly. It would then be the responsibility of the elected General Assembly, not the State Fire Marshal and a small, obscure committee called the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR), to adopt any rules requiring the installation of fire sprinklers in any structure.
    "Rep. Feigenholtz has recently unveiled the Lakefront Coalition for Responsible Fire Sprinkler Policy petition to show community support for her bill. Ald. Pawar added his name in support of this common-sense legislation, and encourages you to do the same."

2 days ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Street Sweeping

Thank goodness that the street sweeping schedule is beginning again. After the long winter and with spring just beginning, it's important to move your car so the sweepers can remove all the gunk and debris that has accumulated in the streets. It's unsightly and could clog sewer drains. Yes, it's inconvenient to find a parking spot during sweeping times, but important nonetheless -- and easy to avoid a $60 ticket!

Fun segment by Curious City about an otherwise mundane topic: http://www.wbez.org/series/curious-city/street-sweeping-essential-service-or-revenue-scam-109221

  • lauren east lakeview republican

    Yes, but for an afternoon game that doesn't really help. This was a 2:00 game. I tried to park for work around 12. See what I mean?

  • Michelle Edgewater Edgewater Resident: Love the neighborhood!

    I understand the frustration Lauren, but I'm not sure what you'd have them do. If they change the schedule to another day whenever there's an event, then they'd also have to change another location's schedule and it would end up being a huge inconvenience where you'd not sure when they will come. If they cancelled the cleaning because of the game, they would be cutting hours for all the employees involved (probably a union contract violation) and letting the street debris build up. What would you suggest as a solution?

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10 hours ago

Albany Park man charged with sexually assaulting girl

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-albany-park-man-charged-with-sexually-assaulting-girl-20140419,0,334683.story

A Northwest Side man repeatedly sexually assaulted a girl who was related to his girlfriend, prosecutors said Saturday.

Abelardo Rodriguez Jr., 41, is accused of sexually assaulting the girl who is now 11 years old and who is a relative of his girlfriend, from January 2013 through January 2014.

Rodriguez, of the 4500 block of North Central Park Avenue, was arrested Thursday on a felony charge of predatory criminal sexual assault of someone younger than 13.

In bond court Saturday, Judge Laura Marie Sullivan ordered the resident of the Albany Park neighborhood held on $300,000 bail. Rodriguez will be back in court Monday.

4 days ago

Updated 27 hours ago

hot dog station

MIKE GEBERT

5. Hot Dog Station (click here for address and info)
Albany Park
I seem to be the only one championing this obscure-yet-very-well-run Albany Park hot dog stand, but go try the beef here and tell me they’re not doing everything right. They've got quality beef and sausage, lots of bright spice flavor in the gravy, and peppers grilled by hand before they go on your sandwich.

6 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

Threshold James House @ Kimball & Sunnyside

Long time lurker here with a question--

Last summer my wife and I bought a two-flat across the street from what appears to be some sort of halfway house just south of Kimball and Sunnyside.

A little googling tells me that as recently as 2009 it was a "Licensed Group Home/Child Care Institution" (see: http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=52247) and I assume it was associated with Thresholds (see: http://thresholds.org) but that was a long time ago.

Anyone know what the scoop is these days?

  • Genevieve, you're very judgmental for someone asking for tolerance. There's nothing wrong with wanting to know what's going on with a neighboring house when the police are there a lot. Your educational efforts would have more effect without the accusatory tone.

  • Genevieve artist, photographer, cat lady in W Horner Park

    How often are the police there and in what span of time and for what reason?
    Sometimes when people are released from a hospital they have a police escort, especially if court ordered to be in a supervised living situation.
    I just think there was some finger pointing and stigma going on. I wasn't convinced by the "police are there sometimes" claim.

5 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

Public sidewalk a safety hazard, and eyesore: 4817 N. Wolcott

If you've ever walked the east side of the 4800 block of N. Wolcott, you've walked over or around the worst stretch of sidewalk in Ravenswood. I'm finally fed up enough to do something about it and would encourage the support of all neighbors. Thanks!

Below is an excerpt from the email just sent to Jim Poole in the Ward 47 office.
Sent April 15, 2014

Jim,

Just around the block from the new Mariano' there is a public disgrace....

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If you've ever walked the east side of the 4800 block of N. Wolcott, you've walked over or around the worst stretch of sidewalk in Ravenswood. I'm finally fed up enough to do something about it and would encourage the support of all neighbors. Thanks!

Below is an excerpt from the email just sent to Jim Poole in the Ward 47 office.
Sent April 15, 2014

Jim,

Just around the block from the new Mariano' there is a public disgrace. Besides the hundreds of residents using it, some customers and a lot of Mariano's employees are having to negotiate it too -- and somebody is going to get hurt.

The sidewalk in front of my neighbor building, at 4817 North Wolcott, managed by ICM Properties, 773-549-5443 has been a terrible hazard and now, ever since this last winter, it is a menace to public safety. I've tripped over this broken, uneven and potholed walkway for over 10 years and I'm fed up.

Please see the attached photos documenting this disgrace, and the building management.

I'm requesting that the Alderman do whatever possible to either force the management to repair this sidewalk in front of their building, or better yet find some emergency money and have the Ward replace it entirely.

Thank you ...

4 days ago

Updated 31 hours ago

Purse Stolen While Volunteering

Hi, I'm treating this as a public service announcement. My purse was stolen last night at the Ravenswood Community Kitchen (All Saints Episcopal Church). I arrived to volunteer and the team lead, volunteer coordinator, shared with the other girls and I that we were to place our belongings we wished to not have sitting out in this "locked file cabinet."

Please be advised that the "locked file cabinet" was a sh*tty cabinet that someone could easily bust into. But, no...

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Hi, I'm treating this as a public service announcement. My purse was stolen last night at the Ravenswood Community Kitchen (All Saints Episcopal Church). I arrived to volunteer and the team lead, volunteer coordinator, shared with the other girls and I that we were to place our belongings we wished to not have sitting out in this "locked file cabinet."

Please be advised that the "locked file cabinet" was a sh*tty cabinet that someone could easily bust into. But, no need as the key to said sh*tty file cabinet was placed on a folding table in the middle of the check in area often left unattended to.

My gut told me to take my purse and keep it with me but I didn't want to appear suspect to the individuals we were helping that evening.

So, silly me, I left it. Only to come back to the "locked file cabinet" about two hours later and bam, its gone.

I'm so thankful I had friends with me to help figure out what to do as the church staff were not very helpful in assisting a quick search of the church property and staff.

I want my loss be a lesson to all doing good out there, keep doing good things for others but leave all personal items at home as many of these locations do not provide adequate storage and if your gut is telling you something, trust it. I'd have my purse and all its fabulous contents today if I would have trusted my gut.

  • Just one more point - never let your worry about embarrassing someone else stand in the way of protecting yourself. Cross that street when you feel iffy about the guy walking towards you - he'll get over it. Or most likely won't even notice. Keep alert when you are out...

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    Just one more point - never let your worry about embarrassing someone else stand in the way of protecting yourself. Cross that street when you feel iffy about the guy walking towards you - he'll get over it. Or most likely won't even notice. Keep alert when you are out in public; keep close tabs on your property - I can't tell you how many times I've seen women walk away from a table in a restaurant where they've left their purse "just for a second," or on the floor or rack at a store while they went to take a quick look in the mirror. I once had my purse stolen from a fitting room when I went to the front to ask the salesperson to get another size. Turned out there was a second exit, doh. And don't be shy about shifting your shoulder bag or bakpack to the front from behind when you're on a crowded train or bus. And yes, trust your instincts. They have developed over millenia to keep you safe!

  • Thanks Lethe in St. Ben's, sorry to hear about your bag and possessions. Its really amazing how much our gut/instincts really tell us, if only we'd listen more often :)

2 days ago

Updated 32 hours ago

Anyone with a truck?

Hello Neighbors!! Happy Fine Friday!! I was wondering if someone with a truck could move a queen mattress and box spring from St. Louis/Leland to Foster/Damen sometime this weekend. I think it's not even 4 miles. I'd be happy to pay $20 for your trouble.

  • Wicked Fast BMW Average Chicagoan who loves her city

    Sorry to see you haven't gotten a response. Easter weekend is hard and we too are out of town. I don't have a truck but I do have an SUV with a roof rack and tie downs, and I could help you out on Monday if that will work for you.

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2 days ago

Updated 35 hours ago

Chicago Tabernacle Church-Parking Problem

Does anyone have any idea if this church is planning on moving anytime soon? I spoke with their pastor, probably about a year ago, about the parking issues and he assured me that he urges his congregation to park in the lot by Bateman Elementary and that we should give them 6-8 months to finalize some logistic changes. However, EVERY SINGLE TUESDAY AND SUNDAY I cannot find any place to park and it doesn't look like they're going anywhere. And...

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Does anyone have any idea if this church is planning on moving anytime soon? I spoke with their pastor, probably about a year ago, about the parking issues and he assured me that he urges his congregation to park in the lot by Bateman Elementary and that we should give them 6-8 months to finalize some logistic changes. However, EVERY SINGLE TUESDAY AND SUNDAY I cannot find any place to park and it doesn't look like they're going anywhere. And they have all these special events going on that cause the same problem. In one week they had something going on there four days. I literally watch this congregation get into their cars right in front of my apartment. I have to plan my night around their services because they have zero consideration of the residents. I spoke with Alderman Mell last year about this specific church and it's parking problems and he said he was well aware. He stated that we could make it permit parking but people on Berteau and Albany would need to sign a petition. Would any of you be up for that? I just don't know what else to do.

  • EEH

    I would LOVE to have permit parking on Albany. Not only the churchgoers, but the Christian Funeral Home on Albany and Irving has a too-small parking lot, and all our spaces get taken up by funeral goers several nights per week.

Apr 12

Updated 45 hours ago

looking for a good haircut

Does any one have recommendations on a good, affordable ( $25-30) place to get a haircut in the neighborhood? Thanks in advance.

  • i "third" Barbara & Barbara! i used to hike all the way from Edgewater. i see Mandy and she's also great!

  • I also like KE Salon at Montrose & Lincoln. I have been going there for about two years now and Petya is my girl. She does a great job and is very sweet too.

6 days ago

Updated 47 hours ago

  • Jac Charlier AKA Citizen Jac Working to build community

    Learn more about the issue through the FAiR Coalition at www.fairchicago.org. Also, I invite you to join the Fair Allocation in Runways (FAiR) Coalition, a citizen-led initiative that gathers democratically. We are a rapidly growing coalition of citizens and civics on Chicago's NW side and near NW suburbs. We oppose...

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    Learn more about the issue through the FAiR Coalition at www.fairchicago.org. Also, I invite you to join the Fair Allocation in Runways (FAiR) Coalition, a citizen-led initiative that gathers democratically. We are a rapidly growing coalition of citizens and civics on Chicago's NW side and near NW suburbs. We oppose the increased air traffic, noise and pollution over our homes, schools, yards and playgrounds that resulted from no real community input in deciding the new O'Hare flight patterns. FAiR supports jobs and our regional economy. O'Hare - Yes! Plans and planes without your voice being heard - NO,

    FAiR seeks a real voice at O'Hare to secure an equitable distribution of takeoffs and landings, day and night, east and west. Find out more about FAiR at www.fairchicago.org. You can also sign our online petition and register your airplane noise complaints directly through our site. Join with your neighbors so your voice can be heard over the planes! FAiR is the leading voice for residents on this issue.

    Questions? Please ask me, Jac Charlier.

  • Jac Charlier--many thanks! have signed the petition, filed a complaint (months back for Jeff Park) and just joined the Fair Facebook page. will check the website again to try to keep involved! thanks for the work that you're all doing!

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Wallet lost 4/16/14

I believe I lost my wallet yesterday around 1:15 p.m. somewhere between Lawrence/Ashland, Leland/Hermitage, Hermitage/Wilson and Wilson/Paulina/Sunnyside. If anyone found it that would be so wonderful. Thank you!

  • Unfortunately pickpocketing on the CTA is fairly common. I'm sorry this happened to you.

  • I just posted something similar in a thread started by a woman who lost her passport: Check your facebook. I recently contacted someone about a lost wallet this way, and with the death of landlines and listed phone numbers, I suspect it is probably the most common way for people...

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    I just posted something similar in a thread started by a woman who lost her passport: Check your facebook. I recently contacted someone about a lost wallet this way, and with the death of landlines and listed phone numbers, I suspect it is probably the most common way for people to attempt to return lost wallets nowadays. BUT: ***Make sure you check on facebook itself, in the messages tab to the far left on the home screen, in the "Other" folder. If someone who isn't a friend of a friend messages you, the message will, oftentimes, end up in there. It won't show up on your phone, and you won't even get a notification about it. So check manually***

Apr 13

Updated 2 days ago

Philadelphian Romanian Church Crazy Drivers

Sunnyside and Paulina
Twice this am I was almost hit by the cars speeding through stop signs to drop off people at church! Then to be told f*ck off by the driver when I told them to stop.

I called about the illegally parked cars that continue to park in tow zones.

What more can be done! I documented the two cars that almost hit me as well.

  • Whenever I've attended CAPS meetings, the officers in attendance usually recommend that you by-pass 311 for such offenses and call directly to 911. Parking on the sidewalk is illegal, as is parking on the corner and double-parking for the duration of services. Next time I come home on a Sunday in the early evening and I notice this behavior, I will put in a call. (I guess that I've gotten out of practice!)

  • Call if you'd like but I'm telling you, the police have looked me in the eye and said "I'm not ticketing a church, I don't want to go to hell..."

    Believe me, the traffic here is a million times better than it was 8-10 years ago. They used to literally...

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    Call if you'd like but I'm telling you, the police have looked me in the eye and said "I'm not ticketing a church, I don't want to go to hell..."

    Believe me, the traffic here is a million times better than it was 8-10 years ago. They used to literally park in the intersection for hours. At least now they park in spaces and the noise level is down. I had thought maybe they suddenly had a change of heart since it's been so much better lately.

    Most of the tight parking issues that force you to park on Ravenswood are not that much better when church isn't in session these days. The fact is that we have a lot of condos/multi-unit buildings and far more people/cars than there are spaces. We've politely asked that they respect the neighbors. (we met with the pastor in person, inside the church, with the alderman's office representative)

    They don't care about the neighbors. Just be careful when you are crossing the street. Trying to do more will just leave you frustrated.

Apr 05

Updated 2 days ago

Angel Food Bakery Closes Today

Angel Food Bakery on Montrose in Ravenswood celebrates it's farewell today! Cash only please and they will stay open till the yummies run out. Go say goodbye to Stephanie and her amazing employees!

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4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

All Saints' Episcopal Church's - Now them!

I have lived in the neighborhood for 6 years. Today, while walking past All Saints' Episcopal Church during the food pantry I saw one guy urinating outside the church in broad day light! Then I saw men going up to people's homes stealing the bags of plastic eggs that were left by a neighboring church opening them and then throwing them on our lawns. I asked them to pick them up since no one is paid to clean up their mess and they laughed at me. The food bank that I donate to them get good from are the same people making out neighborhood terrible. I reported it to the church. This is insane

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  • I saw that about the purse. That totally sucks and a good reminder to only bring what will fit in your pockets. Organizations really don't have the secure space or want/need to be responsible for volunteers' valuables. Once at paws' intake center, a woman put her purse under an employee's desk to find a dog had peed in it. Not surewhat is worse - a stolen bag or one filled with dog urine!!

  • Shelly Lifelong suburbanite, now in South Lakeview.

    Dana, those are both just as bad. At the dog beach, it is never recommended to bring a bag...especially in the summer unless it is a poo bag.

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Small Business in Ravenswood For Sale

Hi, everybody!

I'm not sure if this post is an 'ok' thing to put on EveryBlock or not--I haven't been around much during this later incarnation of the site--so if I am breaching some kind of etiquette I apologize. I just wanted to share this ad related to me seeking a buyer for my store on Montrose.

http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bfs/4425694456.html

Thanks for your time and have a great day!

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4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

1 bedroom apt. available in Ravenswood May 1

1 bedroom apartment available on Hermitage near Ainslie for May 1st. Dog friendly, dishwasher, laundry in building, storage, bike room, 2nd floor of apartment building. Great location, right near the new Marianos/La Fitness and Dunkin Donuts, short walk to Damen St. or Andersonville. We are moving out of state and need to find renters for May 1st. This is not a sublease, you would be signing your own 1 year lease. Email me with questions/details: mackwreynolds@gmail.com

3 days ago

LOST KEYS

I lost my set of keys at Horner Park this evening (April 16th) around 6:15pm. There are some house keys some with color caps and a Dodge car key. If anyone finds them Please, Please message me!!!! Thanks!

3 days ago

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Large Plant Relocation

Hi neighbors!

I posted this on craigslist, but I thought I might have some more luck finding friendly, trustworthy help here, accompanied by a $30 thank you from me.

I need help moving a large plant from the fourth floor of a stairwell-only apartment in the Lincoln Square area, to my apartment in Ravenswood, which is on the second floor.

I am hoping to find someone who has a pick-up truck or SUV, but if you think you can help...

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Hi neighbors!

I posted this on craigslist, but I thought I might have some more luck finding friendly, trustworthy help here, accompanied by a $30 thank you from me.

I need help moving a large plant from the fourth floor of a stairwell-only apartment in the Lincoln Square area, to my apartment in Ravenswood, which is on the second floor.

I am hoping to find someone who has a pick-up truck or SUV, but if you think you can help me fit it in or tie it to my sedan, that works too. :-)

The photo was taken pre-trim, so it is significantly shorter and more kempt. The ceramic pot is about 1.5 feet in diameter, and probably about 40 pounds.

I need to move it this Saturday, April 19th, sometime between 11-1PM. It should not take more than 30-45 minutes, tops.

Thanks for looking!

Jenny

  • I have a pick up truck that we can use, I live off ravenswood and Winnemac and Saturday morning will work. If you need the help text me 773-484-6019 Fabian, thanks.

  • Jenny Smith Lincoln Square Lover

    Thank you all! I actually have someone's help lined up. If it falls through, Kelly or Fabian - I will let you know. So kind of you both to offer! :-)

Apr 11

Updated 4 days ago

Warning about Marianos

I know that opening a supermarket is probably *real* hard but just a word of warning, on their first day of being open at the Ravenswood location, I went to the Mariano's after work on Tuesday, April 8 at around 5pm. I bought 4 items that should have cost ~$26. I paid by credit card but didn't need to sign for my purchase. Even worse, I wasn't handed a receipt and actually noted that fact as the cashier seemed real...

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I know that opening a supermarket is probably *real* hard but just a word of warning, on their first day of being open at the Ravenswood location, I went to the Mariano's after work on Tuesday, April 8 at around 5pm. I bought 4 items that should have cost ~$26. I paid by credit card but didn't need to sign for my purchase. Even worse, I wasn't handed a receipt and actually noted that fact as the cashier seemed real flustered but moved on anyway.

It wasn't until the next day that I logged in, checked my transactions and saw that Mariano's charged me $84.69.

I went back to bring this up with customer service and was given a "we'll get back to you" response which, in the scheme of opening a huge facility like that, is probably pretty low on their list of things to worry about especially because I have no proof in the form of a printed receipt.

I just wanted to let everyone know so that if these opening glitches do happen, make sure to get proof of purchase and all that. I know it seems like common sense but how many times have you just breezed through a transaction?

I'll update this post if they actually get in touch (they took my number) but I'm doubtful.

Apr 12

Updated 4 days ago

Albany Park - location, safety, etc.

My husband and I are looking at a place in east Albany park, right by the Kedzie brown line stop. I'm interested to know your thoughts about the neighborhood. Location, safety, etc. Thanks!

  • Lucas H Albany Park and Loving It

    I live right next to the Kedzie Brown Line and love it here. Been here over a year and a half and have never had any trouble.

  • Rob S. Albany Park resident, condo owner. Dog owner.

    I have lived behind the Kedzie Brown line (closer to the Spaulding entrance) since 2008. The area is great and generally safe. Deb Mell has really shown an interested in beautifying that strip of Kedzie due to a new SSA they're implementing in the ward. Also, since she came in I've noticed a lot more patrolling cops. Go for it!

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Easter bunny photos???

Anyone know where we can get a picture with the Easter Bunny before Easter weekend?

  • NBGC has Easter egg hunt at 9 Saturday. Easter bunny will be there

  • KCO'M 28-year resident of Lincoln Square area.

    Lincolnwood Town Mall has an Easter Bunny.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Parking Wanted

I'm moving to Ravenswood in about a month and wondered if anyone has a garage space or parking space for rent near Winnemac & Hermitage?

http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/hou/4424368719.html

  • Hi David, email me at kevin.orourke @gmail.com to discuss potential parking. And welcome to the neighborhood!

  • David_B Edgewater Resident & Photographer

    Thanks! Emailing you now...

  • Parking is not difficult in that neighborhood, so you might want to wait until you move to decide whether to pay for a spot (if there even are any for rent).

    In fact, residents and Metra riders do the "Metra shuffle": residents leave for work in the morning, vacating spots,...

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    Parking is not difficult in that neighborhood, so you might want to wait until you move to decide whether to pay for a spot (if there even are any for rent).

    In fact, residents and Metra riders do the "Metra shuffle": residents leave for work in the morning, vacating spots, and commuters drive to our neighborhood to park near the train. If you are a 9-5er you probably won't have much of an issue. It's a little different later at night and on weekend nights, but really not terrible compared to other neighborhoods.

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Updated 4 days ago

Lunar Eclipse last night in Ravenswood

3:30am Lunar Eclipse in Ravenswood.
Anyone see the red moon?

  • I was sure it'd be too overcast to see it so I didn't stay up. I also couldn't get a clear answer on what time to expect it. I wish I'd seen it though! Very cool. There's another blood moon in October and two more next year--very rare sequence.

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