12 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Looking for an in-home petsitter for several nights

I'm looking for an in-home petsitter for my dog for a few upcoming trips. I've used a few services in the area and they've just been okay. There was one in particular with which I wasn't at all happy. I came home to all of my windows being open with the AC on, a sink full of filthy dishes and doubts about whether my dog was properly looked after. Lack of communication and general flakiness have been problems too. My dog is a very well behaved twenty pound mutt. He's an easy dog. I'm an easy owner (in more than one way!). We're near the Southport corridor. Please let me know if you have a petsitter you adore. Thank you!

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Updated 9 hours ago

Debating if I should call 311 - car abandonment maybe?

There is car at the end of our street that has 2 flat back tires. I swear it hasn't moved in about 2 weeks. It was there last month, with the same 2 back tires blown out, and then it disappeared for a week and now it's back. I feel bad, but it feels like that person is using that spot as their own personal space. Should I call 311?

  • d3 NOH

    yes be sure to report the flat tires when calling--If it has flat tires that gets a much more immediate response than if it doesn't...

  • Yes, I would. And mention the flat tires.

Aug 08

Updated 10 hours ago

Loud noise

Does anyone know what the loud noise was at 4:30 am near Graceland Cemetery?

  • The Crusty Pirate Old crotchety pirate captain (retired)

    @ D3 "Some of us won't be voting for this administration regardless of who their opponents are."

    So, you really think the alternative candidates are going to get you ->LESS<- revenue sucking to support Chicago's theft class ? ; ) - that's a truly hilarious notion.

    The politics and ideology of the emerging alternative candidates REALLY suggest THAT to you ??? : )

  • @D3, no matter who you vote for, my vote will cancel out yours, just saying...

2 days ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Books to Donate/Sell

Hello! We have a few boxes of paperback books to donate/sell. Mostly adult and some young adult, fiction and non-fiction. We were thinking of maybe doing a book sale and donating the money. Or would it be more worthwhile to just donate the books to the local library or charity?
Recommendations/thoughts/suggestions appreciated! Thanks!

  • My company is doing a book drive for Open Books next month, glad to see all the positive reviews!

  • sue

    I work for Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro and we have the World's Smallest Library in our lobby. It works like this: anyone is free to take a book at any time but, under an honor system, is expected to either bring it, or another book back at some point. This open system has worked surprisingly well and we are always open to book donations. In addition, once in a while, we do BookSwaps, after which we take leftover books to OpenBooks or other literacy programs.

38 hours ago

Updated 15 hours ago

What's everyone paying for Comcast (or other) cable/internet service?

Given Comcast's less than transparent pricing, I'm wondering what everyone else is paying. I negotiated Blast internet, Digital Preferred with HD, HBO, and Steampix for approx. $120/mo. We have one cable box. No DVR. No rented modem/router. How about you??

  • Heh, d3 it's a bit more than that. It's broadcast, plus 50 or so other channels. Doesn't really matter to me, though. I'm in it for the HBO. Hooked up the cable box last night so it would activate the service, then unplugged it and re-boxed it. The cable box...

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    Heh, d3 it's a bit more than that. It's broadcast, plus 50 or so other channels. Doesn't really matter to me, though. I'm in it for the HBO. Hooked up the cable box last night so it would activate the service, then unplugged it and re-boxed it. The cable box was also non-HD. So the cable service itself is pretty terrible. Also, the cable running through the wall in my apartment isn't in a location friendly to my TV anyway.

    So really, I'm just paying $3 for internet that's twice as fast as my previous plan and HBO Go.

  • A&K

    D3 basically yes it is. It doesn't include any channels you actually want. It is indeed a sham. Cable has been losing customer base on cable because people don't want it as much anymore. So they offer internet that people want but you have to take the tv service. That way it reflects an increase in new cable subscribers. Which in fact is part of the sham.

17 hours ago

Big Ten bars in Chicago

Schoolyard Tavern, 3258 N. Southport Ave., Lakeview

Four Shadows, 2758 N. Ashland Ave., Lincoln Park

Fizz Bar & Grill, 3220 N. Lincoln Ave., Lakeview

Grand River Bar & Grill, 3032 N. Lincoln Ave., Lakeview

Diag Chicago, 2856 N. Southport Ave., Lakeview

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Bird’s Nest, 2500 N. Southport Ave., Lincoln Park

Joe’s, 940 W. Weed St., Goose Island

Lion Head Pub, 2251 N. Lincoln Ave., Lincoln Park

Rockwood Place, 3466 N. Clark St., Wrigleyville

Sluggers, 3540 N. Clark St., Wrigleyville

John Barleycorn, 3524 N. Clark St., Wrigleyville

Merkle’s Bar & Grill, 3516 N. Clark St., Wrigleyville

Ravens, 2326 N. Clark St., Lincoln Park

Theory, 9 W. Hubbard St., River North

The Full Shilling, 3724 N. Clark St., Wrigleyville

Higgins Tavern, 3259 N. Racine Ave., Lakeview

Mad River, 2909 N. Sheffield Ave., Lakeview

McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon, 1206 N. State Parkway, Gold Coast

Michael Diversey’s, 670 W. Diversey Parkway, Lakeview

O’Malley’s West, 2249 N. Lincoln Ave., Lincoln Park

The Stretch, 3485 N. Clark St., Wrigleyville

Tin Lizzie, 2483 N. Clark St., Lincoln Park

Matilda, 3101 N. Sheffield Ave., Lakeview

Moe’s Cantina, 3518 N. Clark St., Wrigleyville

Rockit Bar & Grill, 22 W. Hubbard St., River North

Red Ivy, 3525 N. Clark St., Wrigleyville

Kirkwood Bar & Grille, 2934 N. Sheffield Ave., Lakeview — Football only

The Piggery, 1625 W. Irving Park, Lakeview

Gaslight, 2450 N. Clark St., Lincoln Park

McGee’s Tavern & Grile, 950 W. Webster Ave., Lincoln Park

O’Donovan’s Pub, 2100 W. Irving Park Road, North Center

Vaughn’s Pub, 2917 N. Sheffield Ave., Lakeview

Wheel House, 3553 N. Southport Ave., Lakeview

AJ Hudson’s Public House, 3801 N. Ashland Ave., Lakeview

Gamekeepers, 345 W. Armitage Ave., Lincoln Park

Bridget McNeill’s, 420 W. Belmont Ave., Lakeview

The Fireplace Inn, 1448 N. Wells St., Old Town

Waterhouse, 3407 N. Paulina St., Lakeview

Clark Street Beach, 3419 N. Clark St., Wrigleyville

Cedar Hotel, 1112 N. Clark St., Gold Coast

Kroll’s, 1736 S. Michigan Ave., South Loop

Lotties, 1925 W. Cortland St., Bucktown

Prost!, 2556 N. Lincoln Ave., Lincoln Park

Redmond’s Ale House, 3358 N. Sheffield Ave., Wrigleyville

Stout Barrel House and Galley, 642 N. Clark St., River North

Sully’s House, 1501 N. Dayton St., Goose Island

Will’s Northwoods Inn, 3030 N. Racine Ave., Lakeview

39 hours ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Dog Walkers

I have noticed a great increase in the amount of doggy poop in our neighborhood. It is everywhere! Please, please, please pick up after your dog-poop everywhere is like ringing the dinner bell for rats. I know someone posted about this a few months ago, but I think it bears repeating.

  • Agree! Every time I now my front lawn, I have to walk the yard first and recently saw an increase in rats in my alley. As a dog owner myself, these people are giving us a bad wrap.

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39 hours ago

Updated 37 hours ago

Is Lina's on Sheffield still open?

I have not seen anyone in the restaurant for a couple of weeks and it looks like tablecloths are folded and stowed. I knew they changed some months ago to from Leona's. Anyone know anything about thes?

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3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

911 Response Times

I hope that no one in our neighborhood needs police support in the early hours on Friday and Saturday nights, as our district staffing is well below what weekend activity suggests is needed.

http://crimeinboystown.blogspot.com/2014/08/game-of-moans-rough-weekend-brings.html

"Our police district entered "Radio Assignments Pending" (RAP) status at least three times this weekend, forcing dispatchers to stack up piles of 911 calls until officers became available to respond.

Police response for a man who got beat up and robbed on Belmont this morning took almost an hour. "

  • d3...help me understand the difference. If I'm hearing 75% of calls dispatched as non-emergencies...does that mean even lower-scale non-emergencies are taking up their phone time but not being dispatched? Not sure I follow.

  • I called 911 a few weeks ago to report people breaking into cars and it rang and rang and rang. I let it ring for 2-3 minutes three separate times before someone finally picked up. By that time the thieves were long gone.

    Crime is down because no one can get through to dispatch and when they do the cops are backed up and won't or can't take a report, if they respond to the call at all.

    We need more police in 019, plain and simple.

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Anyone ever successfully file a noise complaint?

A few of us on here live or work next to constructions sites that like to get started before 8am. In the case of private projects, (those not run by the city) most of these folks don't have permits to work before 8am, but do anyways.

What I want to know, is, have you ever successfully filed a complaint such that the contractor or developer was actually cited? According to the noise ordinance, fines can be $300/500/$1000 per incident.

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A few of us on here live or work next to constructions sites that like to get started before 8am. In the case of private projects, (those not run by the city) most of these folks don't have permits to work before 8am, but do anyways.

What I want to know, is, have you ever successfully filed a complaint such that the contractor or developer was actually cited? According to the noise ordinance, fines can be $300/500/$1000 per incident.

I've called the police numerous times on a number of building projects that start at 6:30 or 7:00 in the morning. They came out once and spoke to the site foreman, but that was months ago. No phone-call I've made since then has resulted in any change or any action. Today, I've given my name and phone number and asked to speak to the officers when they arrive on site. But, now that it's past 8am, I wonder if they'll do anything. I did capture video of the construction going on before 8.

  • Best way to deal with a troll is to hit the mute button.

  • RubyRed Dancer, Drummer, Cyclist

    Done, and done. Thanks North Center B for your reasonable response.

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4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Volunteer work

Hi all! I recently moved to the Lakeview area and now that I'm settled I'm looking to do some volunteer work. Anyone know of any volunteer work/mentoring programs working with at-risk youth or young girls? I'm currently a teacher, therefore need something in the early evening. Thanks!

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Aug 10

Updated 3 days ago

Handyman in Lakeview

Does anyone have a recommendation for a local handyman that you trust and has reasonable rates? Looking for someone in the Lakeview area.

Thanks!

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Where to host your fantasy football draft party in Chicago

Cody’s Public House | 1658 W. Barry Ave.

Schubas Tavern | 3159 N. Southport Ave. | @Schubas

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Lucky Strike | 322 E. Illinois St. | @luckystrike

Michael Diversey’s | 670 W. Diversey Parkway | @MichaelDiversey

BlackFinn American | 65 W. Kinzie St. | @BfinnAmeripub

Output Lounge & Sports Bar | 1758 W. Grand Ave. | @OutputLounge

Brownstone | 3937 N. Lincoln Ave. | @BrownstoneChi

Poag Mahone’s | 333 S. Wells St. | @PoagMahone

The Green Door Tavern | 678 N. Orleans St.

Logan Bar & Grill | 2230 N. California Ave. | @Loganbar

Theory | 9 W. Hubbard St. | @TheoryChicago

The Brewery | 3848 N. Harlem Ave.

Cactus Bar & Grill | 404 S. Wells St. | @CactusSouthLoop

John Barleycorn | 149 W. Kinzie St. | @Barleycorn_RN

Tilted Kilt | 17 N. Wabash Ave. | @TiltedKiltPub

DeLux Bar & Grill | 669 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Moe’s Cantina- River North | 155 W. Kinzie St. | @Moes_RN

WhirlyBall | 1880 W. Fullerton Ave. | @WhirlyBall

Celtic Crown Public House | 4301 N. Western Ave. | @CelticCrown

Beermiscuous | 2812 N. Lincoln Ave. | @Beermiscuous

McGee’s Tavern & Grille | 950 W. Webster Ave. | @McGeesTavern

Blue Frog Bar & Grill | 676 N. LaSalle St.

McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon | 1206 N. State Parkway | @McFaddensChi

Roots Handmade Pizza | 1924 W. Chicago Ave. | @RootsPizza

Old Town Pour House | 1419 N. Wells St. | @OTPourHouse

Grandview Tavern and Beer Garden | 1202 W. Grand Ave. | @GVGarden12

Moe’s Cantina- Wrigleyville | 3518 N. Clark St. | @Moes_Wrig

Dave & Buster’s | 1030 N. Clark St. | @DaveandBusters

John Barleycorn- Wrigleyville | 3524 N. Clark St. | @Barleycorn_Wrig

Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar | 1832 N. Clybourn Ave. | @BWWings

Humblebar & Lounge | 3018 W. North Ave.

Goose Island Brewing Co. | 1800 N. Clybourn Ave. | @GooseIsland

Timothy O’Toole’s | 622 N. Fairbanks Court | @TimmyOTooles

  • southsideandy A South Side outpost in the heart of the N.W. Side

    Online. Comfort of home and I can drink all the beer I want without having to share. :)

Aug 12

Updated 3 days ago

Childcare recommendations Lakeview

I have a collegue in a search for quality daycare in the lakeview/wriggleyville area. Recommendations needed :)

  • My daughter goes to Twinkling Stars on Belmont near Damen. Not sure if it's too far but its definitely worth the trip. We have been so happy with our decision to send her there. I highly recommend.

  • Matt 10-year Lakeview resident

    My wife and I have both our daughters at Little Green Treehouse on Ashland. We have been thrilled with our experience and recommend it to anyone in the area. School-parent communication is great, the kids love the facility and their teachers, and most importantly we don't worry a bit about the level of care they are receiving while we are at work. Please feel free to reach out directly for more information.

Aug 14

Updated 3 days ago

Fantasy Football draft spot suggestions

I'm looking for somewhere to hold a fantasy football draft party. Preferably a sports bar with wifi that rents out rooms. Any suggestions?

  • Hi Abby: I work for a bar called Beermiscuous (2812 N Lincoln Ave). We're not a sports bar at all -- a craft beer bar -- but we have a private room downstairs that holds up to 20 people with free wifi, a 42" TV, private bathrooms and chalkboard walls....

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    Hi Abby: I work for a bar called Beermiscuous (2812 N Lincoln Ave). We're not a sports bar at all -- a craft beer bar -- but we have a private room downstairs that holds up to 20 people with free wifi, a 42" TV, private bathrooms and chalkboard walls. Plus, you get to choose from over 300 beers -- and you can bring in or order in your own food.

    We've hosted a few drafts already and would love to host you. Feel free to contact Paul, the owner, at chicagolakeview@beermiscuous.com or 855-450-2337

  • Thank you! I received such a large response to this post and others like it that I decided to publish a piece on the best spots to hold fantasy football draft parties in the city. Check it out: chicago.viewsmix.com/2014/08/18/fantasy-football-draft-party-chicago

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Parking ticket for Street Sweeping

Did anyone else get a parking ticket on Barry between Southport and Lakewood this morning on 8/15? I got one, but I'm pretty sure I didn't see any signs up at 8:20am this morning when I left for work, plus there were a lot of cars still on our side of the street. I got home this afternoon and there was a ticket on the car.

  • Ed H. 5 year Lakeview resident

    I thought there were signs posted that explained the schedule, there are on my street. Something like "street cleaning every 2nd Thursday of the month."

  • L

    Not all areas of LV have the signs or the regular cleaning schedule.

3 days ago

Lunchbreak: Arami chef Fred Despres makes hamachi poke

3056 N. Lincoln Avenue

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1829 W. Chicago Avenue

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

What's your opinion about the Pride Parade's future?

Do you have an opinion about the Pride Parade's future?

Tell our Alderman!

Alderman Tom Tunney is asking constituents to take a survey regarding the Pride Parade. Please go here:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/mp/lp/endpage-8/?sm=d6XMdc3txHIyZ%2b26SZBouFLEo9uO75lGWQN9BujfRm8%3d

If you need a refresher, here's some post Pride Parade 2014 discussion:
http://chicago.everyblock.com/improvement/jun29-2014-pride-parade-thoughts-6226132/

  • its way too big and out of control. I cant wait till its over every year.

  • d3 NOH

    Bud Billiken parade is out of control every year, too.

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These nearby schools are looking for financial help on DonorsChoose.org:

  • The Basic Tools of Writing

    Mrs. Timble is asking for $990.58:
    My students need a MacBook Air to complete their writer's workshop.
    Burley Elementary School Comment
  • The Kind and Caring Classroom

    Mrs. Timble is asking for $239.61:
    My students need fidget gadgets to help calm nerves, conversation starter cards to launch role playing and problem solving, & other items for social emotional well-being,
    Burley Elementary School Comment
  • Kids Read!

    Mrs. Timble is asking for $440.01:
    My students need high quality books to choose from to help them grow as independent readers and keep them reading.
    Burley Elementary School Comment

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Jun 29

Updated 4 days ago

2014 Pride Parade Thoughts

Anyone want to share the good, bad and ugly for Pride Parade 2014? Also, what should be changed for next year?

  • d3 NOH

    what was at montrose harbor?

    pretty sure there have been plenty of documented guns and incidents downtown surrounding various festivals over the years, one year at taste of Chicago alone there were multiple.

    people shoot people all the time and disappear into the crowd, very, very, very few (single % digits) shootings in this city lead to anything at all. So that's not really that unusual that he could disappear at Montrose, it's a circumstance of how our police and justice system operate.

  • Robert Rohdenburg Affordable Housing Activist for ONE Northside

4 days ago

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Aug 12

Updated 4 days ago

Looking to rent a parking spot in Lakeview East

I am looking to rent a parking spot (garage/covered/or otherwise) starting this September. Does anyone have any suggestions on where to look? I am at Oakdale/Sheridan. Thanks!

  • Abhay S East Lakeview

    Check with 2909 N Sheridan - 773-925-2909

  • Abhay S East Lakeview

    Sorry, the correct number is 773-935-2909.

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