33 hours ago

Updated 39 min ago

Neighborhood arsonist is sure to appreciate the Christmas trees...

I see that once again some group has once again attached Christmas trees to the lightpoles around Lakeview. When they did it last year, it seemed like a boneheaded waste of money, since most were dead by early to mid-December. But now that we have a serial arsonist roaming Lakeview? You've got to be kidding me. What rocket scientist thought this was a good idea? I wonder how many will be used as kindling between now and January.

  • Robert Rohdenburg Affordable Housing Activist for ONE Northside

    I could not locate the date of tree give away for this year on the December 2014 calendar on http://centrallakeview.com/events/?view=calendar, as no events are listed during December yet. They will likely put the info online after this weekend if not during it.. The money may be better spent on a...

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    I could not locate the date of tree give away for this year on the December 2014 calendar on http://centrallakeview.com/events/?view=calendar, as no events are listed during December yet. They will likely put the info online after this weekend if not during it.. The money may be better spent on a more environmentally friendly decoration, less expensive decoration, or more practical purposes. The dual use of the trees, part public decoration for a time and part private home use does not seem like a really well thought out idea. You would think that the critics from last year would have been heard and their logical opinions taken into account when the CLMA were thinking about repeating the tree decoration plan this year. Business leaders out of tune with the public interest and having poor decision making or plans is something that does not surprise me. They have plans and feel obligated to carry them out, even those plans hurts the environment, wastes money or creates a fire hazard outside or inside buildings.

    If an organizations wants to give away trees, they should do so shortly after they are cut down and provide tree maintenance/safety instructions at the time so that a fire danger is avoided inside homes as well. Leaving them exposed without a water supply at the base, will lead to dried out trees and a fire hazard once put indoors. To contact the Central Lakeview Merchant's Association:
    Lakeview Merchants Association 3355 N. Clark, Chicago, IL 60657

  • Robert Rohdenburg Affordable Housing Activist for ONE Northside

    Full Contact info:
    Contact UsCentral Lakeview Merchants Association 3355 N. Clark, Chicago, IL 60657 773-665-2100 clma@centrallakeview.biz

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4 days ago

Updated 31 hours ago

Attempted break in - laundry room

Someone smashed the glass of our building's basement around 1300 W Barry. We called 911 and when the police arrived, they stated that someone may have tried to get to the laundry machine to steal the money. People watch out.

  • Sometimes it doesn't have to be a break-in situation.
    When I had a condo in a Near North high-rise there was a rape in the laundry room in that the rapist was only staying with someone in the building and he was doing his laundry.
    While there he met a resident who was doing her wash, too, and she assumed that he was a fellow owner and let her guard down. Then he made his move.

  • @Becky - that's terrifying. Not 10 minutes before we heard the noise, I walked by that window to get food from a delivery driver.

3 days ago

Updated 38 hours ago

Cinnamon Ice Cream

I fully admit this is a ridiculous question. Does anyone know of a place that sells cinnamon ice cream (store, shop, any place)? I've tried Mariano's and Jewel. I used to live in MN and during the holidays Kemp's would have it at the local grocers. I've heard that Blue Bunny also has it, but I haven't seen it at Jewel. (This is my mom's favorite and she is old and not well, so I'd like to find it before Thanksgiving.)

  • Menchie's Frozen Yogurt at River Point Shopping Center (Clybourn) has Cinnabon flavor and I am almost positive you can take it home by the pint. It's killer.

  • Whole Foods in Lincoln Park has a gourmet brand in pints Hope Mom feels better soon!

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Updated 2 days ago

Pens and pencil donation

I am an office supply hoarder. It doesn't help that my office supplier give us free samples of items. I have a shoebox of pens and pencils that I need to get rid of - does anyone know where I can donate these?

  • jasper1055 Roscoe Villiage

    My girlfriend is a 3rd grade teacher and is always looking for donations for their art projects.... Let me know and I can pick them up... I'm in Roscoe Village. Addison and Damen.

  • L

    I'm assuming Burley will take them. Arts of Life a nonprofit that works with adults with developmental disabilities would be another choice.

2 days ago

Lost Dog- Brittany Spaniel- Brown and White

Escaped from yard - 3500 block of Seeley
Please call 773-551-3370 if you see it
Thank you

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Dirt disposal

Any idea how to get rid of old dirt from container gardens? Looks like the yard waste disposal doesn't include soil. I have 20-30 gallons of potting soil used with vegetables for one season. Thoughts on where I can put this?

  • Can you spread it over your lawn or parkway?

  • Kathleen 12 year Wrigleyville resident

    I agree with above! I only rotate my soil every three years. I don't even cover my containers in the winter and always have beautiful flowers in the spring.

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Nov 19

Updated 3 days ago

$10 Classes at The Shift Coworking & Community Space

To our Lakeview Neighbors:

I'm excited to announce that here at The Shift we will be offering $10 classes, led by Industry Professionals as a way to make learning opportunities accessible to everyone.
Our class offerings will cover a variety of topics, from Entrepreneurship and Small Business Help, to Arts & Culture, to Health & Wellness, Legal Advising, and everything else in between.

All classes are open registration and held here at The Shift, a newly launched Coworking and Community...

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To our Lakeview Neighbors:

I'm excited to announce that here at The Shift we will be offering $10 classes, led by Industry Professionals as a way to make learning opportunities accessible to everyone.
Our class offerings will cover a variety of topics, from Entrepreneurship and Small Business Help, to Arts & Culture, to Health & Wellness, Legal Advising, and everything else in between.

All classes are open registration and held here at The Shift, a newly launched Coworking and Community Space located at 4101 N. Broadway.

To view our Event Calendar directly, please visit: www.TheShiftChicago.com/events.html
Or, just stop in! We give tours of our space all day and are always happy to provide free coffee, tea, or snacks to our visitors;)

If anyone has ideas and suggestions for classes, please let me know. We're always looking for qualified teachers too (and we offer compensation for teaching).

Hope to see many of you soon!

All the best,

Nicole Vasquez (Small Business Owner of The Shift)
773-360-1199
@TheShiftChi
nicole@theshiftchicago.com
www.TheShiftChicago.com

  • Jill W. Inter-American Magnet School advocate

    Thanks for your prompt reply. However, it seems unoriginal (and uninspired) to assume the name of a pre-existing venture. Use of the public library is gratis. Doesn't mean everything there is up for grabs.

  • The Shift Small Business Owner of The Shift

    Ouch Jill W. that hurts to hear you say! Our business name was created purely in reference to our own business models of "work shifts." I don't know why you are associating us with a completely different and separate entity or being accusatory towards us, but it's painful nonetheless.

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    Ouch Jill W. that hurts to hear you say! Our business name was created purely in reference to our own business models of "work shifts." I don't know why you are associating us with a completely different and separate entity or being accusatory towards us, but it's painful nonetheless.

    We are an independent, small business, with a simple goal of offering people in our community a place to work, learn, and socialize.

    Feel free to drop by anytime to say hello, and help yourself to free coffee and snacks.
    Wishing you a wonderful day and a Happy Holidays!

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  • iPad mini - Maximum Impact

    Mrs. Manata is asking for $393.52:
    My students need an iPad mini to use for video reflections, and stop motion animation.
    Burley Elementary School Comment

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Jul 22

Updated 4 days ago

Panera Bread at Ashland and School Falls Through; Target Development Not Happening

According to the latest flyers from Cushman &Wakefield, Panera Bread is no longer coming to Ashland and School and they are re-releasing it to market. Vitamin Shoppe is a go, and Target is no longer pictured on the map.

http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com/2014/07/panera-bread-at-ashland-and-school.html

  • Carter, that's a pretty limited view. The stockholders in both of those companies are all over the country, all over the world. If you have a 401(k) with mutual funds, YOU probably own some stock in both companies.

  • Carter O'Brien lager beer rioter

    Pretty limited view? We push for divestment where I work, and LaSalle bank was where I had my first bank account and Cash Station card.

Oct 22

Updated 4 days ago

Masonry Repair?

Howdy! Does anyone have a recommendation for a good, honest and reasonably-priced masonry contractor? Need some repairs in the Wrigleyville area. Thanks!

  • Im licensed with the city and in business 23 years i do all my own work if u would like a free estimate you can call me at 773 203 3019 thanks mike

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Nov 05

Updated 4 days ago

Fireplace Project

I'm looking to have the surround on my fireplace (currently painted wood) redone, preferable with stone like my hearth. Does anyone know, or can anyone recommend, a contractor/tradesman/designer/company that would do that kind of project?

  • Yes Tim loves working with vintage and barn wood; he has done many projects with both. Call him up; have him come out.

  • My husband does the stone hes a gc but his speciality is stone masonry he just completed the tuckpoint on a 40 unit at 858 agaitite by u if u want to see his work his name number is 773 203 3019 mike McDonald

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Found keys

Found keys on parking across Affinity salon . Car keys with LAZ tag . Pick up keys in the salon. specify car brand name and show ID.

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Nov 20

Updated 5 days ago

Animal control SOS!

Animal control is completely full! because of this they will be killing many adoptable animals to make space. If you know anybody that can foster or adopt please let me know. Fostering is temporary (you have them until they are adopted) and free. Please share this to your Facebook statuses.

6 days ago

Lost small black key + bike key

I lost a small key-set near the Henderson Square apartments, possibly on Henderson or School Street. If you found them, they don't have any noticeable key-fob, and there should be 2 black plastic coated keys, plus one or two others.

Nov 20

Updated 6 days ago

Found Cat: Grey & White

For the past 4 days there has been a grey & white cat hanging around my house near Seminary & Eddy. He/She seems like an indoor cat, looks very soft & clean. I've tried a few times to get it to come to me, but have not had any luck. Thought it would be a good idea to post in case someone is looking for her. If I'm able to bring her inside, I will take her to PAWS.

  • Thanks for posting and trying to help his kitty. You can also post on Lost Cats Illinois via Facebook, a picture would help too. Poor thing is probably hungry and freezing out there. If you're able to get her/him inside you could also try taking her to a local vet to scan for a microchip.

  • Thanks for posting. If it wouldn't be too much hassle you might try to lure the cat with some wet food (very cheap), and then take her/him to get checked for a microchip. I'm sure he/she is just scared and has a home somewhere!

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