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Updated 7 min ago

What's going on in Boystown?

I've lived in Boystown for two years now, and in the last few months I feel like the strip of Halsted between Roscoe and Clark has gotten… questionable. In the last week and a half alone:

1. Walking to DSW, 8 pm. Someone approaches me trying to sell cocaine.
2. Walking to dentist, 10 am. Large man calls me a f-ing f***** transvestite with my d*** between my legs. (I am a small blonde girl).
3. Walking home with my...

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I've lived in Boystown for two years now, and in the last few months I feel like the strip of Halsted between Roscoe and Clark has gotten… questionable. In the last week and a half alone:

1. Walking to DSW, 8 pm. Someone approaches me trying to sell cocaine.
2. Walking to dentist, 10 am. Large man calls me a f-ing f***** transvestite with my d*** between my legs. (I am a small blonde girl).
3. Walking home with my boyfriend, 8 pm. Man jumps in our face yelling that we're gross, both of us. (I can assure you, we're not).

These things all occurred during normal weekday hours. It's starting to make me uncomfortable even walking down that corridor, and I've never felt that way before.

Has anyone else noticed a lot of weird going ons over there?

1 hour ago

The good, the bad, and the really bad—a roundup of three newish barbecue spots

3001 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago Lakeview IL 60657

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Bro-N-Law's Bar-B-Que, 3820 W. Chicago, 773-227-8344

Husky Hog Bar-B-Que, 335 W. 31st St, 773-442-2769, huskyhogbbq.com

The Last Pit Stop Barbecue, 1964 W. Lawrence, 773-654-3977

1648 W. 115th St., Chicago Other South IL 60643

2 hours ago

The 6 essential Chicago burgers: 2014 edition

...hate coins and love round numbers. This place might achieve Gene & Jude-level cult status. 3055 N. Ashland Ave., 773-661-9377

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...tomato confit is reinforced with pork fat and garlic, bacon and Gouda adds additional smokiness. 6604 N. Sheridan Rd., 773-654-3224, bngrill.com

...a double comes with three. Skip the bacon, the sweetness of which ruins the burger. 800 W. Randolph St., 312-929-4580, auchevalchicago.com

...Cheddar is seductively draped over the beef, and the bun has a challah-like sweetness. 60 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, 312-379-5637, joes.net/chicago

Sep 08

Updated 4 hours ago

Missing cat

Black and white cat with black nose got out yesterday near Wolfram and Lakewood. Thanks. 773-580-4130

2 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Chicago Speed Camera Map: watch out for one by Lane Tech High School

https://mapsengine.google.com/map/viewer?mid=zDIlbNW6Kzv4.kWRTNheTjAho

Just an fyi, speed cameras in school zones are set if you go over 20 mph. Watch out for one at 2501 W. Addison by Lane Tech High School. The normal speed limit is 30 mph and the cameras run longer than expected (6am - 9pm?) not just during school hours. $100 ticket.

  • I received a warning there when the signs first went up. In some suburbs I've seen flashing yellow lights on the signs when the 20 mph limit is being enforced. This would help make things less vague. I believe that right now the signs say "on school days when children...

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    I received a warning there when the signs first went up. In some suburbs I've seen flashing yellow lights on the signs when the 20 mph limit is being enforced. This would help make things less vague. I believe that right now the signs say "on school days when children are present". By the time you see an 18 year old "child ", you probably have already been caught. Might help if they had specific hours, also. If a " child " is on the sidewalk at 6:00pm that shouldn't be a school zone violation. And, is a day in July a school day if summer school may be in session?

  • Rose real estate advisor 10+ year resident of Roscoe Village

    Thanks Peter. In fact I did receive a ticket July 3rd at 3:10pm. I discovered that Lane Tech does NOT have summer school and has not for years. I had to provide physical evidence of this fact as the judge whom I contested the ticket in front of required it. I went to the school and got a letter stating this. I learned that warning tickets are only given the first 30 days a speed camera is installed. No second chances with the Addison camera.

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    CONVERT FIRST FLOOR COMMERCIAL RETAIL SPACE TO RESIDENTIAL UNIT DUPLEXED WITH SECOND FLOOR, INTERIOR ALLTERATION TO EXISTING 3 1/2 STORY BRICK FRONT BUILDING, TO CONTAIN TWO DUPLEXED D.U'S. IN TOTAL AS PER PLAN.

    1450 W. Barry Ave. Issued September 16, 2014 Comment

47 hours ago

Updated 24 hours ago

Water shut off 5-9PM today

Just notified at 2:30PM by management that water is going to be off from 5-9PM tonite by City of Chicago for emergency repairs. I'm near Vic Theatre. Anyone else get this "late" notice or is management covering their you know what?

  • OMG

  • Just spoke with someone from the Alderman's office and the area affected should be Belmont & Seminary where they are connecting a waterline. Work will only take an hour or hour and a half, so shouldn't last until 9PM.

    Hope that helps!

3 days ago

Updated 25 hours ago

Need a vet

Does anyone know of a good vet in Lakeview?

  • Urban Vet on Lincoln did a great job getting our Dexter boy back to health after numerous health issues when we rescued him.

  • Patricia 25 Year Lakeview Resident

    Second the recommendation on the Cat Hospital of Chicago, if your pet is a cat.

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Sunday Networking & Socializing/Dry Rose Party@Godfrey Hotel- 9/28

Meet New Single Professionals and expand your social network of people you know.

The listing can be found here:
http://www.meetup.com/312Professionals-Social-Scene/events/199807092/

if you like white wine, mingling and meeting other fun and young professionals between 25 and 45 then you should look into joining us here.

There is a $10 cover which includes a free vodka cocktails and two white wines at $7 per glass between 6Pm and 10:30 PM.

The listing is here:

http://www.meetup.com/312Professionals-Social-Scene/

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Meet New Single Professionals and expand your social network of people you know.

The listing can be found here:
http://www.meetup.com/312Professionals-Social-Scene/events/199807092/

if you like white wine, mingling and meeting other fun and young professionals between 25 and 45 then you should look into joining us here.

There is a $10 cover which includes a free vodka cocktails and two white wines at $7 per glass between 6Pm and 10:30 PM.

The listing is here:

http://www.meetup.com/312Professionals-Social-Scene/

Click join us on the right hand side of the page. It will take two minutes to become a member of this group.

We are a good group because we dont allow trouble makers and screen new members so that they dont include idiots or trouble makers.

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Aug 29

Updated 40 hours ago

Hard Candy Source?

I've recently developed a liking for hard candy. Do you know of a store that offers a good variety? I mostly shop at Jewel and Whole Foods, and they seem to concentrate on chocolates and chewy candies, with just a sampling of hard candies. Now I'm interested in branching out a bit.

  • Wow! I certainly did not expect a thread as long and involved as this when I originally posted my question! Thank you all for your responses. Shortly after the initial responses came in I visited Windy City Sweets on Broadway and bought a nice selection of candies for $6.99/lb. I...

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    Wow! I certainly did not expect a thread as long and involved as this when I originally posted my question! Thank you all for your responses. Shortly after the initial responses came in I visited Windy City Sweets on Broadway and bought a nice selection of candies for $6.99/lb. I think that's a reasonable price. And I discovered a couple new favorites, which was my intention. And I was happy to support a local store, which I will continue to do as I try some of the other suggestions when my supply runs out.

    I actually do prefer chocolates and chewies, but my new interest in hard candies is to help me practice self-discipline. They are less fattening then cookies, pastries, and chocolates, but satisfy the need for something sweet at the end of the meal, and not as conducive to binging.

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3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Property Tax Resource

Does anyone know of a good property tax resource such as a website to walk me through it or a lawyer.

I have successfully appealed by myself in the past. But I don't know if I got back the most I could have, I don't know if I should appeal again; if I should appeal again, I don't know if a lawyer is worth it or if I should just "make stuff up" like I did last time. All I know is my mailbox gets flooded with lawyers fishing for my business and I would prefer to pay less in taxes rather than more.

Thank you!

  • All you need is a GOOD appraisal from a CERTIFIED r/e appraiser. Send in the appraisal with the appeal to C/County. Call Illinois Appraisal. 773 528 4265. 25 yrs experience.

  • david duggan President, South Lakeview Neighbors

    I've used Gary Howell Smith, 312-236-7447 (Wells at Wacker). As a lawyer, now retired (I didn't handle this sort of work for paying clients), I'm somewhat agnostic as to whether having a lawyer prosecute your challenge is worthwhile: I've gone to these politician-sponsored seminars and filed my own there with...

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    I've used Gary Howell Smith, 312-236-7447 (Wells at Wacker). As a lawyer, now retired (I didn't handle this sort of work for paying clients), I'm somewhat agnostic as to whether having a lawyer prosecute your challenge is worthwhile: I've gone to these politician-sponsored seminars and filed my own there with some favorable results. I think at the assessor's office it makes sense to have a lawyer (who gets paid only if the challenge is successful). After that, at various boards of review, I'm not so certain. The problem is that the tax-assessment system is a big lottery and I believe that the assessors behind the counter throw little bones to the plebs while they give large cuts to the major campaign contributors.

Sep 08

Updated 2 days ago

water heater recommendations

The water heater in our 8 unit condo building needs to be replaced. Any recommendations on installers? Tankless?

Thank you in advance!

  • The best improvement I have ever made is getting a tankless hot water heater. I love it and had no problems. Endless hot water on demand, no running out of hot water if you take a bath then shower or have company. Saves on utilities because only heats water on demand.

  • Gas h/w heater from a Wheeling distributor was $400. My handyman was $100. $25 in copper parts. Dont get ripped off.

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4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Parking lot bait and switch?

Hi to my fellow Chicagoans in Lake View. Last night my family purchased parking passes online for James G. Blaine Elementary School at 1420 W. Grace for the Zac Brown concert. They were advertised for $9.00 by Parking jockey online. Realizing the bargain, we grabbed two spots immediately and printed our passes. When we arrived at the parking lot, a provider attempted to charge us $40.00 each for the spots until we threatened to call the police.

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Hi to my fellow Chicagoans in Lake View. Last night my family purchased parking passes online for James G. Blaine Elementary School at 1420 W. Grace for the Zac Brown concert. They were advertised for $9.00 by Parking jockey online. Realizing the bargain, we grabbed two spots immediately and printed our passes. When we arrived at the parking lot, a provider attempted to charge us $40.00 each for the spots until we threatened to call the police.

The offer was out of line for the area, I realize that. What I didn't like was the bait and switch tactics. Before I get upbraided for not taking public transportation, my other family members came in from Milwaukee and had to return home last night. Typically I will take public transportation to concerts at Wrigley.

  • Gunnery Sgt Hartman Neighborhood Bully

    Did you report them to parking jockey?

  • Beth Babcock Realtor for 24 years, currently with @properties

    I wonder if some folks hijacked their parking lot? When I've parked at Blaine, I just pay there using the pay box.

3 days ago

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3 days ago

lost cat

Mila has been missing for a week now. She was last seen near Wolfram and Lakewood. Please call or text 773-580-4130 with any information. More photos: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10153146469238852&id=697228851

3 days ago

Lost cat in Lakeview

Mila was last seen near Wolfram and Lakewood. Please call or text 763-580-4130 if you see her. More photos:!https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10153146469238852&id=697228851

3 days ago

Are you missing a Prius with Texas plates?

There's a silver Prius parked at the northeast corner of Lakewood and Wellington that's on the verge of being towed. It is parked too far from the curb and over the crosswalk. It has a smashed right, front fender and the inside of the car has been vandalized. It has had multiple tickets on it. In case this is your car and you've lost it, it was stolen, or whatever, you might want to move it.

3 days ago

Free Blowdry Tomorrow!

Looking for a blow dry model tomorrow at 1:30pm in Lincoln Park.
Email me for more info!
HeatherNoelWatson@gmail.com

3 days ago

Free Blow Dry tomorrow!

Looking for a blow dry model at 1:30pm tomorrow in Lincoln Park.
Email me for more info!
HeatherNoelWatson@gmail.com

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