3 days ago

Updated 0 min ago

Neglectful Nanny - Is Your Child Named Lily?

While at the Uptown Target today (around 1:10pm), I heard a child (screaming) crying for over 15 minutes. My friend and I were concerned, so we went over to see what was going on. A young girl named Lily, under the age of 2 and wearing a pink snow suit, was strapped into her stroller while her nanny ignored her unrelenting cries for help. Lily was tomato red in the face and was obviously in severe distress! Her older sister...

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While at the Uptown Target today (around 1:10pm), I heard a child (screaming) crying for over 15 minutes. My friend and I were concerned, so we went over to see what was going on. A young girl named Lily, under the age of 2 and wearing a pink snow suit, was strapped into her stroller while her nanny ignored her unrelenting cries for help. Lily was tomato red in the face and was obviously in severe distress! Her older sister (about 4 years old) was following along while the nanny shopped for clothes and makeup. After we went downstairs (10 minutes later), we heard that the child was still shrieking. At this point, I went up to the nanny and asked if the child was OK. She looked at me annoyed and said she "was either tired or hungry." The nanny continued shopping. A woman who also witnessed this came up to me (close to being in tears) after I said something and thanked me. She wanted to call the police. If this is your child, you should know that this nanny is neglectful and should not be caring for your children. I've attached photos of this nanny and the kids in case you are or know the parents. Please feel free to contact me if you need additional information. Thank you.

  • Gio V Lincoln Square - born and raised.

    If people "what if?" every time a baby cries in a stroller we would have tens of thousands of Amber Alerts per day. Very shocked at the ridiculousness I'm reading on here. I think everyone has made their respective points, both ends of the spectrum.

  • SpamAlert Hates being spammed

    Yeah, I think the fact that in the beginning of this thread, hordes of EBers were lined up pro and con with their pitchforks, er, "thanks," but now no one can be roused to do much thanking or commenting show that this thread is pretty much toast. RIP?

25 hours ago

Updated 29 min ago

Bikes N’ Roses Loses State Funding, Seeks Public Support

http://www.thechainlink.org/page/worthy-cause-bikes-n-roses?utm_source=All+Contacts&utm_campaign=a709810188-newsletter_030315&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6ca811fd2a-a709810188-111333309

Politics in Springfield has left a local not-for-profit youth program fighting for its life.

In January, Bikes N’ Roses was kicking off an initiative that was to provide career training and after-school employment for up to 80 high-school aged students from low income families that are 200% below the federal poverty line. The planned initiative was to be made possible by a $276,000 grant from the Illinois Department of Human Services, through their Community Youth Employment Program.

When Illinois’...

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Politics in Springfield has left a local not-for-profit youth program fighting for its life.

In January, Bikes N’ Roses was kicking off an initiative that was to provide career training and after-school employment for up to 80 high-school aged students from low income families that are 200% below the federal poverty line. The planned initiative was to be made possible by a $276,000 grant from the Illinois Department of Human Services, through their Community Youth Employment Program.

When Illinois’ newly-elected governor took office, however, the grant money allocated to support the program was frozen, causing Bikes N’ Roses to turn away almost 50 students who had already quit their after-school jobs and made other sacrifices to take part. This also left the organization with no way to pay for a newly-leased location, supplies it had purchased, and other operational expenses.

For more information, visit www.bikesnroses.org or follow Bikes N’ Roses on Facebook.
Visit www.gofundme.com/bikesnroses to donate.

FUNDING BEING SOUGHT ON GOFUNDME:
http://www.gofundme.com/bikesnroses

16 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

5 steg till billigare priser bilförsäkring recension av Dyman Associates Insurance Group of Companie

Måste alla som kör bilförsäkring, men ser den månatliga premien försvinner från ditt bankkonto kan fortfarande skada. Även om försäkringen är en nödvändighet för de flesta människor, finns det några försökte-och-true sätt att hitta billig bilförsäkring.

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  • Bill Near Rockwell L

    How is this a "Neighbor message about an act of kindness?"

    To quote Eric Idle, "Spam spam spam spam spam spam...."
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    Hur är detta en "granne budskap om en handling av vänlighet?"

    För att citera Eric Idle, "Spam spam spam spam spam spam ...."

Jul 07

Updated 2 hours ago

New eatery

A new restaurant just opened on the corner of Sacramento and Irving Park - Burgers and Barley Pop. No review yet - expect to visit this week.

  • They were trying to compete w/ Leader Bar selling basically the same cuisine... and I don't think did much to engage the community.. bound to go to zero.

  • Genevieve artist, photographer, cat lady, mom, WHorner Park

    In 5 years there have been 4 failed businesses by the same owner in that spot. I don't think it's the location or the type of business...

21 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Joe Moore & Company, Inc. Firebrick

We employ highly skilled and experienced firebrick refractory masons ready to rebuild the firebox in your boiler, kiln, or incinerator. Since 1957, we have laid firebrick, tile, and other refractory shapes in a variety of industrial equipment, including field-erected boilers, watertube boilers, firetube boilers, heat treat furnaces, kilns, and incinerators.

In our warehouse in Raleigh, NC, we stock high heat duty firebrick, super duty firebrick, insulating firebrick, arch brick, anchor brick and clips, and square edge tile. We also fabricate specialty refractory shapes, which we cure in our own kiln before delivering to you.

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  • Millimeters is meAsures the girth

  • Bill Near Rockwell L

    How is this a "Neighbor message about an act of kindness?"

    To quote Eric Idle, "Spam spam spam spam spam spam...."

9 hours ago

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3 hours ago

Possibly Lost Chihuahua Spotted on Albany

This morning around 11:30 while driving I spotted a possibly lost chihuahua on Albany near Smalls (Irving.) i tried to approach but the dog kept retreating and doing the "crazy stranger barking" that chihuahuas are notorious for. (my family has had them all my life so i know once they get into that mode it is very hard to make aby progress without the owner.)
The dog started making its way toward Belle Plaine . I could not pursue further as i had my toddler in the car with me.

The dog was a medium-large size fawn colored chihuahua and looked like it had a collar.

11 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Breakroom Brewery on Montrose?

Just curious....Have you been there? How was it? (Food too). Thanks.

4 hours ago

Need attorney/help to purchase automotive business license

Hi, I been trying to work my way through the Chicago business licensing process for a motor vehicle related business in the Roscoe Village to Cragin area. I haven't had much luck. It now appears purchasing an existing business license may be the best route forward. I need an experienced attorney to facilitate this process.

7 hours ago

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Feb 25

Updated 7 hours ago

I was pretty shocked to come home to this stuck to the front door of my condo building last night.

I left work early yesterday to get my vote in and came home to find this. There was another one with my husband's name on it. He had voted before going to work right when the polls opened.

Who did or didn't vote might be a matter of public record, but I think it's pretty disgusting to A: feel it's ok to tell my neighbors if (and when) I voted, B: get your information wrong in the case of my husband and finally C: think it is OK to to put my first and last name on the front door of the building I live in.

I'm pretty upset to have this person as my alderman.

  • Bob Kastigar 15 Years North Park, bike rider, retired

    How many participants in this discussion, besides Body, have signed up to become judges? Or do we just leave things like this for "somebody else to do."?

  • Kind suggestion, wouldn't advise to post a photo with ur name and address. At least use 'paint' to modify.

5 days ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Looking for a short-term dogsitter

My wife and I are seeking someone to stop by our place to keep an eye on and tend to our 13-week old Morkie puppy. He's not quite used to being by himself all day, and unfortunately we need to be away.

Date: At least March 10-12, maybe a few more days on either side
Time: At least 5-6 hours/day
Where: Near Ravenswood and Wilson
Tasks: Keep an eye on him while he's in his pen; play with him; clean up after him; keep him fed; usual puppy stuff.

Just let us know a little about your background and your rates to chicodes101@gmail.com. Thanks!

  • Nina Sidsel de Vendegies Retired CPS teacher; aware of Chicago politicking!

    I'd be happy to watch and take care of your darling. I've done this for my neighbor who was traveling quite often due to business but has now moved to another state. As I'm retired, I'm quite flexible time-wise. Have had dogs all my life - together w/a cat, of course. You may contact me at ninagiske@att.net.

  • Nina Sidsel de Vendegies Retired CPS teacher; aware of Chicago politicking!

    By the way, my dogs have included a Maltese (Silly Willy), Dalmatian (Siri Kit Mendosa), Cockapoo ("Bongar" for "bon garcon" - French for "good boy"), Spanish black Cocker Spaniel (the ancient kingdom of Nubia, ), and my last buddy but recently deceased at the age of fifteen, my English Springer Spaniel ( Gabriel the Good). They all lived healthy, happy and long lives. Thank goodness for these darlings who give so much back to us and ask nothing in return.

14 hours ago

15 hours ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Dyman Associates Insurance: At finde billig bilforsikring For teenagere er ikke umuligt

Auto Car Insurance Tips har udgivet en ny blog-indlæg forklarer, hvordan du finde billige auto forsikring priser for teenage drivere.

Finde auto insurance planer til overkommelige priser for teenagere er nu enkle, som forsikringsmæglere hjemmesider giver gratis sammenligning tjenester. Sammenligne tilbud kan ske online og det er meget bekvemt.

Søgemaskinen ansat af Auto Car Insurance Tips tillader kunder at søge efter specifikke politikker i deres område. Citater er derefter vises på en enkelt webside, hvilket gør sammenligne priser, enklere og...

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Auto Car Insurance Tips har udgivet en ny blog-indlæg forklarer, hvordan du finde billige auto forsikring priser for teenage drivere.

Finde auto insurance planer til overkommelige priser for teenagere er nu enkle, som forsikringsmæglere hjemmesider giver gratis sammenligning tjenester. Sammenligne tilbud kan ske online og det er meget bekvemt.

Søgemaskinen ansat af Auto Car Insurance Tips tillader kunder at søge efter specifikke politikker i deres område. Citater er derefter vises på en enkelt webside, hvilket gør sammenligne priser, enklere og mere bekvem.

Teenagere kan betragtes som en høj risikokategori. På grund af dette, vil de skulle betale mere for auto forsikring. Forældre kan dog finde billige politikker online på en enkel måde.

Auto Car Insurance Tips er en online leverandør af liv, hjem, sundhed og auto forsikring citater. Denne hjemmeside er enestående, fordi det simpelthen ikke holde til en slags forsikring, men bringer kunderne de bedste tilbud fra mange forskellige online Forsikring Transportørerne. På denne måde klienter har adgang til tilbud fra flere luftfartsselskaber på ét sted: denne hjemmeside. På dette websted har kunder adgang til tilbud for forsikring planer fra forskellige agenturer såsom lokale eller landsdækkende agenturer, mærkenavne forsikringsselskaber mv.

Feb 25 2014

Updated 17 hours ago

Nighthawk Bar?

So apparently they're talking about replacing Butch's with a Nighthawk Bar that would be a coffee house by day and bar by night at 4744 N Kimball. Other than calling/writing Mell, is there a way for me to show support for this idea? Especially with the lack of things to do at Kimball, I think this would be brilliant, and seeing as how I live just over a block away, I'd be happy to spend all of my hard-earned money at a place down the street.

  • AlbanyParkMom Community gardener, 11-year resident

    The developers presented at a community meeting a good while ago (Annisa's link) and everybody was supportive, including the alderman. The developers hadn't done any work for a long time, due to illness. At least, that's what we were told last August. Hope to see something starting soon.

  • Brigid Lived in AP for a year in 1999, moved back in 2009

    This place is around the corner from me and I'm very eager for it to open.

2 days ago

Updated 28 hours ago

Carpet to give away

We have a LIKE NEW 9' X 12' carpet, Oatmeal in color, to give to anyone who will pick-up. I have just purchased a new living room carpet and need to dispose of this one. It was purchase about 3 years ago and it is very clean. We do not have animals so it does not have animal hair or urine stains. It is a synthetic fabric and plush texture. There is no charge. Also, if you know of anyone and anywhere we can donate it that would be helpful too. Please let us now ASAP.

45 hours ago

Updated 30 hours ago

Mobile Dog Grooming recommendations anyone?

Does anyone have recommendations for a mobile dog grooming service that comes to the RM/LS area? I think I have seen vans in the neighborhood before.

  • yes! we have used spa bark / spa meeow and they do a nice job. weekend appointments fill up fast though!

31 hours ago

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45 hours ago

Updated 31 hours ago

Better Than Average Dry Cleaner?

I've tried a couple of dry cleaners since the Chinese owned one in the Peterson/Pulaski mall closed. My old place would double clean a winter jacket and spot clean if needed. They put tape on the extra soiled areas. Things always came back smelling fresh. The new well rated yelp cleaners gave me my jacket back unspotted, still dirty and not still not smelling very good.
I need suggestions please.

  • BerkeleyGirl Winnemac Park

    I use Young's at Foster and Leavitt. Great service, very reasonable and the owner is lovely.

  • I love Devrim Cleaners on Rockwell, right by the Rockwell stop. Figo and his wife Emine are wonderful, and they also do great alterations.

45 hours ago

Updated 32 hours ago

Mobile Dog Grooming recommendations anyone?

Our pups are desperate for a spa day ... and we've not been happy with our current (now previous) groomer. I think I've seen vans in the neighborhood -- has anyone had any luck with them?

  • See Jason at Stay, a Modern Dog Hotel on Rockwell and Irving. He does great work!

  • Suzy Thomas Realtor and founder of Realtors to the Rescue

    I've used SpaBark in the past and they were great. However, it's been a while since I've used them.

41 hours ago

Updated 32 hours ago

German Shepherd Found

German Shepherd found running loose near Addison and Sacramento. To claim must have photos of dog, vet records and provide name of dog.

Email: beat1221chicago@gmail.com

  • kvee California and irving park resident

    Did you find the owner ? I saw the previous post for the Lab, wasn't sure if this is the same dog.

  • God bless u for helping the dog out. Pls let us know if u find the owner. Letty

37 hours ago

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41 hours ago

Updated 40 hours ago

Golden Lab Found

Golden lab found running loose near Addison and Sacramento. To claim must have photos of dog, vet records and provide name of dog.

Email: beat1221chicago@gmail.com

2 days ago

Updated 45 hours ago

Weekend preschooler playdate at park?

My 3-year-old daughter isn't in preschool yet and would love to make some new friends. Would anyone with preschool-aged children like to arrange a weekend playdate at a local park (e.g., Welles)?

  • Welles is a great place for play dates. I normally just show up and the kids in attendance seem to get together on their own just fine. 👍

  • There is a facebook group for moms in Lincoln Square. It's called Lincoln Square Mamas. Also, check our Neighborhood Parents Network to meet other moms in the area.

Oct 07

Updated 2 days ago

Ladybug & Friends day care reviews

Any parent reviews of this daycare out there? They are relatively new so nothing on yelp yet. I liked it when I toured but had some concerns about the food for older kids--is there a good variety? Looking to enroll my 2 year old and newborn. Thanks!

  • ellen Ravenswood rehabber

    Our son attended Ladybug from shortly after they opened in February until he started a new preschool this fall. We were happy with Ladybug and had good communication with the staff. It was clean and organized. The food seemed well planned. Actually, he received a breakfast in the morning, which...

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    Our son attended Ladybug from shortly after they opened in February until he started a new preschool this fall. We were happy with Ladybug and had good communication with the staff. It was clean and organized. The food seemed well planned. Actually, he received a breakfast in the morning, which was not offered at some other places we have attended. I didn't have any problem with the wait list as we started when they opened, but I have been on wait lists for 4-5 other day cares in the area, and they all ranged from 9 months to a THREE YEAR wait, often with little communication and a hefty registration fee, so unfortunately that seems typical. With the addition of the new playground, this will be a very nice place for babies and toddlers, and I recommend it.

  • I am an ex-employee and could not be more dissatisfied with my employment there. I could probably go on for hours about all the problems I had while working there, but I will try to sum up some important points to truly illustrate why you are better off not sending...

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    I am an ex-employee and could not be more dissatisfied with my employment there. I could probably go on for hours about all the problems I had while working there, but I will try to sum up some important points to truly illustrate why you are better off not sending your children to this daycare. Also, I will add that I have 10 years experience working in the childcare and would honestly rate this as my worst experience.

    First of all, from an employee's standpoint, I find it completely unacceptable, not to mention illegal, that I was denied lunches and breaks on a regular basis as required by law. There are teachers working 10+ hour days whose only breaks are being spent in their classrooms in order to keep rooms in ratio. That leads to teacher burn out. And the reason you should care about this as a parent is that it worse care for your child.

    Secondly, I take issue with the fact that I was asked by my superiors to down play an incident or child's illness so as not to "inconvenience" or "upset" a parent. Again, this is unacceptable and unethical.

    The one good thing I can say about this place is that most of the classroom teachers are exceptional and hard working. The management, however, leaves something to be desired.

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Anybody lose a work lanyard?

Does anyone know a Greser Rebelledo? I found a work/keycard lanyard on Sacramento.

  • Susical there's no company name. It just says "associate".

  • They spelled his name wrong. Greser Rebolledo. He lives somewhere on Sawyer and his linked in account says he works at Fiserv but it doesn't say which one. Good luck!

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Albany Park Burglaries Lead to Warning From Police

CHICAGO — Police are warning Albany Park residents to be on the lookout for suspicious people and activity after a string of burglaries around the neighborhood in February.

During the burglaries, someone pries or kicks open doors and takes jewelry, cash and small electronics. Police have no description of the burglar or burglars.

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150302/albany-park/albany-park-burglaries-lead-warning-from-police

  • Last I checked the bad guys don't care about neighborhood boundaries so it is best to be aware of what is going on in the area around where you live.

  • Maria de la Rosa-Young, North Park Gardener and coffee lover

    We should care that news reporters get their information right! Albany Park already gets a bad rap and those headlines don't help.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Anyone know a good body shop?

Someone slid into my car, slightly cracking the bumper and busting the headlight. It's a kinda old car, so I'd like to just get the bumper secured but not fully replaced.

Anyone know a good body shop that probably wouldn't insist on completely replacing the bumper?

2 days ago

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2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Michael Keeley Cornerstone Research Economic and Financial Consulting and Expert Testimony

Cornerstone Research has addressed issues of certification, exposure, reliance, impact, and damages in class actions. Key questions in these cases may include whether common evidence can prove that certain challenged conduct caused each member of the proposed class to make a purchase and whether the challenged conduct injured each member of the proposed class. An additional consideration is whether each proposed class member’s damages, if any, can be determined by common proof.

  • Bill Near Rockwell L

    How is this a message about a City service? SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM.....

2 days ago

Jul 15

Updated 2 days ago

4200 Block of North Drake

Perhaps there's a reasonable explanation but lately there have been quite a few very expensive cars park on this block. I'm talking a Hummer, a Porsche, a Bentley and a Lamborghini. The last three are parked there right now (well, the Bentley is a half-block down). Sunday morning there were two guys outside 4224 or so blasting rap music (at 9:45 on a Sunday morning). Maybe in the suburbs I could see people actually owning these cars... but a Lamborghini? Here?

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Kitchen Faucet Installer

Can someone recommend an honest handyman to install a kitchen faucet in the Albany Park area? I have the faucet. What is the standard charge for such a job?

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

    Call Edwin at ChicagolandPlumbing.net Very honest and affordable. Will often tell me how to do the repairs I need over the phone when they are simple. But has also been a lifesaver for jobs that are far beyond my scope or skill set.

  • Thanks Rob. This is helpful.

Feb 23

Updated 3 days ago

Thoughts on Bad Dog being Gone?

What are the thoughts on Bad Dog Tavern being shuttered?

  • Botkin Kinch: the knife-blade

    I got the worst food poisoning of my life from their ahi tuna tacos. It was a very memorable experience.

  • Whoa nelly! Eating raw fish from a burger and fries bar? If you did that before I think you were really lucky.

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Download file from an old DVD

I have two DVDs that contain commercials I appeared in and I don't have the proper software to download them so I can add them to my video demo. Anyone out there who can do this or knows someone who can? I will, of course, pay for the service.

  • Casper at Custom Audio. He can do all sorts of electronic stuff 7735072530

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

    Yes, try Handbrake. You can import the DVD's Video_TS/Audio_TS folders and then choose what format and quality you'd like to convert it to. Then you can import the converted file into iMovie.

3 days ago

May 5 Opening for Remington's; BreakRoom Brewery on TV on Sunday on Discovery; More

2) ALBANY PARK— BreakRoom Brewery has all its necessary permits from the cityand now says it will open sometime this month at 2925 W. Montrose Ave. Meanwhile, catch a glimpse of the interior on TV at 2 p.m. on Sunday, when BreakRoom will be featured on Discovery's Epic Bar Builds. [EaterWire]

This article has 4 other Chicago locations (Show)

...Smoke Daddy, Dunlays on Clark) project across the street from Millennium Park's Bean at 20 N. Michigan Ave. Crews gutted the 6,200-square-foot former Caffe Bacci to make room for seating...

...Fabio Viviani and DineAmic Group (Mercato, Bull & Bear) inside the former Dragonfly Mandarin space at 832 W. Randolph St. It'll be more casual than Viviani's Siena Tavern in River North. They're...

4) LINCOLN PARK— The Chicago expansion for Syracuse, NY's Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is on track for an April open at 923 W. Weed St. There are eight Dinosaurs, with plans for Chicago and Baltimore. [EaterWire]

5) WICKER PARK— A fast-food Middle Eastern eatery, in the same vein as Chipotle, could soon open 1534 N. Milwaukee Ave. The unnamed project's owner doesn't have an opening timeline, but he wants to open ASAP. [DNAinfo]

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Gently used toys

Any suggestions where to donate gently used toys? I would like to give to needy families. Please let me know. Thanks.

  • kvee California and irving park resident

    2733 W. Lawrence Lincoln square friendship center

  • The Center on Halsted could really use some nicer toys for the playroom.
    3656 N Halsted, 773.472.6469.

  • PinkSister Happy in LincolnSq

    Women's shelters

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