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Old news?!?!

Has anybody else noticed that EveryBlock detectors are picking up articles from 2012-2013???

8 hours ago

Ron Kittle mourns loss of 'true legend in Chicago'

Minoso was found unresponsive in the driver's seat of his car near a gas station in the 2800 block of North Ashland Avenue around 1 a.m. Sunday, according to police.

11 hours ago

Buyer looking for 4 bedroom home in Lakeview

New or newer construction preferred. Or complete renovation.
Thanks.

11 hours ago

White Sox great Minnie Minoso dies: 'He was an extraordinary person'

He was found unresponsive in the driver's seat of his car near a gas station in the 2800 block of North Ashland Avenue around 1 a.m. Sunday, according to police.  There were no signs of trauma and Minoso was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:09 a.m., police said.

14 hours ago

White Sox great Minnie Minoso found dead in car

Minoso was found unresponsive in the driver's seat of a car near a gas station in the 2800 block of North Ashland Avenue around 1 a.m., according to police.  There were no signs of trauma and Minoso was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:09 a.m., police said.

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Buyer Seeks 3BR/2BA+ in Elevator Building

Our client is seeking a 3BR/2BA+ in an elevator building in the Lakeview/Lincoln Park area. We have exhausted our search on the MLS and are looking for owners considering selling.

Prefers updated; concrete between floors; pets (cats) allowed; quiet neighbors; HOA fees lower than $1000 if possible.

If you or someone you know has a condo similar to this they would consider selling please let me know..

  • Messaging you with the realtor for a unit for sale, not yet listed, right now.

  • There are a few units at 3530-3534 LSD that meet your criteria, particularly the concrete floors/walls. It's exceptionally quiet, and does allow pets (1 dog, any size and up to two cats per unit).

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Tree trimming season!

The winters close to being over and time to make sure your trees are healthy and strong at joses tree service we will give you expert advise on deciding if your trees need some work get your free quote from on of our professional trimmers
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3 days ago

Updated 36 hours ago

Summer Options for 6 year old child

I'm looking for daycare options for my 6 year old for this upcoming summer. I work from 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday. The Neighborhood Boys & Girls Club doesn't start until 8 am but I have to be at work by 8 am. I need to pick up as late as 6 pm on some days. Any suggestions/recommendations for high quality group childcare for a 6 year old in the area? Looking for entire summer, not just short summer camps. Thank you!

  • mike Return Chicagoan circa 1996

    Hamlin park offers day camps during the summer that I have sent my boys to. It's not too expensive and you need to sign up online. It is offered through the Chicago park district.

  • SPIRO 1983 sergeant 19

    Put the delinquent in a boot camp or ymca or bible study thank you very much.

4 days ago

Updated 37 hours ago

Specialty Video Closing

I was told today that the video store on Broadway, between Melrose and Belmont will be closing in the Spring. The reason was a rent increase.

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  • Shelly Lifelong suburbanite, now in South Lakeview.

    So sad but oh well.

  • Simple, pay the rent or get the F out. By not paying the rent, the bar owners stole money from the property owner, like a common thief! So long, bring in somebody new.

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Story on parenting and transgendered children

I'm a graduate student and reporter for the Medill News Service at Northwestern University. I am currently working on a story about the successes and challenges of being the parent of a transgendered child. I am looking for a parent (and if possible their transgendered child) who would be willing to speak with me about their life experiences. The story would be composed of a 400-600 word article and a 2 minute video piece. So ideally, I would like to...

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I'm a graduate student and reporter for the Medill News Service at Northwestern University. I am currently working on a story about the successes and challenges of being the parent of a transgendered child. I am looking for a parent (and if possible their transgendered child) who would be willing to speak with me about their life experiences. The story would be composed of a 400-600 word article and a 2 minute video piece. So ideally, I would like to have you speak quickly to me on camera. It is possible to be on camera anonymously, although not preferred. The piece will be published on our website: http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/ and CanTV (the public access channel) for a day. If you are interested or know someone who may be a good contact, I would very much appreciate a message back.
Thanks, Julie

  • Hi Julie,
    While I don't have a child, I just wanted to mention that generally the correct term is considered "transgender" instead of "transgendered."

    http://www.glaad.org/reference/transgender
    (See problematic terms)

    Good luck with your research!

  • Julie, a good friend of mine is willing to speak with you. You didn't leave a phone number for her to call you, but she has said I may share her email address with you so you can contact her. kfgrobman@live.com

  • JulieWoolie Graduate Student/Reporter for Medill News Service

    Thank you so much! I will email her.

2 days ago

Found a Ring

Yesterday I found a ring in the middle of the street on the intersection of Clark & Diversy. This seems to be a wedding ring & would like to return it to its rightful owner. I know this is a long shot, but I figured I'd try anyway. I'm not going to post a pic of it but if you recently lost your ring and believe it is yours please send me a private message with a detailed description or better yet a pic. Feel free to forward this.

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Feb 11

Updated 3 days ago

  • Dave- Scott is anti-status quo in that he refuses to vote along with Rahm's left-wing lackeys on the city council, so you two should really be kindred spirits!

  • Joe Lake Facebook, Twitter, Klout, EveryBlock, Yahoo Groups

    In 2007, Scott Waguespack defeated formen Ald. Ted Matlak (appointed as alderman in 1998) by 121 votes. The Ted Matlak-Terry Gabinski-Dan Rostenkowski-Joe Rodtenkowski regime had run the 32nd Ward for nearly one hundred years. That's status quo.

3 days ago

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4 days ago

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18th Amendment going to be Big Jim's now.

In the last 6 months the space went from Bonsai to 18th Amendment and now has signs Coming Soon Big Jim's. I assume from the people of Little Jim's, anyone know any word on the space.

3 days ago

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6 days ago

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Police ride-alongs?

I've heard that Chicago police officers and detectives will do ride-alongs for civilians but I cannot find any information on the City of Chicago police department website. Has anyone ever done this or know who to contact? Thank you!

Feb 22

Updated 4 days ago

Aluminum Coating Cost for Flat Roof

I have a 2007 new build (the standard issue brick rectangle) with a flat roof (that has what I believe is the original aluminum coating on the roof). I have started getting estimates for the application of a new layer of aluminum coating on the roof and the estimates ($1200+) strike me as a bit high for what I understand the service to entail (broom clean and application of one coat of aluminum coating). I would greatly appreciate thoughts on (1) how much this service should cost (Angie's List is not helping me here) and/or (2) whether most people just do this themselves. Thanks in advance!

  • Any thoughts on the above? Thanks again in advance!

  • Marcin Talaga Realtor/General Contractor

    You can factor it'll cost around $.60-$.80 per/sf. If your roof is 1500 square feet for example then it'll cost somewhere around $900-$1200 if you hire a pro. You can do it yourself. Home depot sells a good one called Henry Fibre Aluminum Roof coating. You can probably get it done for half the cost, just be careful up on the roof of course.

4 days ago

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Suggestions for Donating Specific Items

Looking for an organization or individual that would be interested in a donation of 4 commercial table sewing machines with rolling chairs and tons of spools of thread and bolts of fabric. Caveat -- items must be picked up in Highland Park and the machines weigh about 200 lbs. each. Suggestions?

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434 Melrose

Does anyone know the status of the unfinished construction site at that location? There was supposed to have been a hearing at City Council in regard to it.

  • Robert Rohdenburg Affordable Housing Activist for ONE Northside

    I've reviewed the published agendas of both the Zoning and the Housing committees from August 2014 through January 2015 and could find no mention of this address for a zoning change or any other city council or committee action. Because of the election, there will not be any city council...

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    I've reviewed the published agendas of both the Zoning and the Housing committees from August 2014 through January 2015 and could find no mention of this address for a zoning change or any other city council or committee action. Because of the election, there will not be any city council meetings or committee meetings in February. There is a Housing committee hearing scheduled for 3/11 10am and two Zoning Committee Hearings next month: 3/12 and 3/17 , both staring at 10am in Council Chambers,before the 10am 3/18 City Council meeting. No agendas for these committee meetings are available yet. Shortly after 3/1 some of the agendas for the March meetings should start to appear. You can check the web site:
    https://chicago.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx for any additional committee meeting dates, changes in times/locations, and the meeting agendas. The current or new alderman for the ward may know more about the property before any hearing action. The press coverage about the property are old stories at:
    May 21,2012 story:http://chicago.curbed.com/archives/2012/05/21/stalled-condo-building-to-serve-as-skeleton-for-luxury-rentals.php
    June 3,2011 story:http://chicago.curbed.com/archives/2011/06/03/failed-lakeview-condo-development-leaves-a-stump-behind-1.php

  • I'm sorry to hear that nothing has transpired, but thanks very much for your thorough review-I appreciate it!

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Wrightwood Park Dog Friendly Area

I always see dogs running around at Wrightwood Park, with and without a leash. I have a dog myself and was thinking about starting the process to create a dog friendly area at Wrightwood Park. I looked up how to start this process and I think it will require a grass roots effort, including public meetings and site and usage surveys. I wanted to know if anyone has attempted to do this already and if anyone would be interested in supporting this cause. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated! http://ward32.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Dog-Park-Instructions.pdf

  • i think as long as everyone picks up dog poop , people are fine. the problem is that when kids come home with poop on shoes parents complain.. that brings police and they have to enforce the leash laws.
    also barking can get peoples attention a few condos around park

5 days ago

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Your Alderman Deceiving Who...Deceiving You.

Below is a photo of one of Cappleman's mailers.

He is quoting a crime trend from a full 10 YEARS before he was elected in 2011.

See it for yourself it it curious.

This is also disingenuous and sneaky in my opinion.

#CappleNumbers #46thward

  • Littleton Arts Uptown Chicago/Uptown/Artist

    46th ward.

  • Vote out all incumbents. Time for some fresh blood. Most of our aldermen are nothing more than "yes men" to the mayor, rubber-stamping their approval for what ever the little dictator wants.

5 days ago

Feb 18

Updated 6 days ago

What happened to the proposed Peet's at Aldine & Broadway?

There was about hiring at that location several weeks. Now there's a For Rent sign on that corner. Did the lease fall through? I'm disappointed that the corner has been empty for so long. That Caribou store was so cute and always busy.

  • That Caribou seemed to have steady traffic. In hindsight, maybe that was an illusion on how profitable this location was.
    Is this the only Caribou that Peets didn't re-open around Lakeview?

    If a big national corporation doesn't have the business model to re-open there, it makes me wonder who will?

    Does anyone else think Peet's decision will scare away other potential tenants?

  • L

    They didn't reopen the one on the west side of Lake View across from Whole Foods either.

Jan 20

Updated 6 days ago

Traffic light coming to Clark and School?

I drove through N. Clark and W. School tonight.

There's a new traffic light and pole there. It's not operating.

Anyone have any additional details?

I've driven through this intersection countless times. I noticed drivers don't always stop and go and yield in the correct order with other drivers who have been waiting. I figured it had something to do with the two streets not intersecting at a perfect 90 degrees. Somehow it is distracts or confuses us.

But, I never considered it enough of an issue to install a light.

Have there been a high number of accidents there? Or is this something to help with Wrigley Field traffic?

  • @chp

    I wish i could thank you a thousand times for that

    Spot on!

    Id be happy with just a left turn lane in most places!

  • Eh, I'll take a traffic light over a stop sign. People (motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians) tend to not know how to behave themselves at stop signs.

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