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Aug 05

Updated 8 hours ago

Bikes Stolen from Closed Garage!

Hello all, Mine and my husband's bikes were stolen last night from our closed/locked, private garage which opens to alley. We've filed a police report, listed it on chicago.stolenbike.org, bikeindex.org, and posted to FB, Twitter, Find Stolen Bikes (Chicago), SBR Chicago.
New Men's Cannondale Synapse 6 Tiagra 2013 Black Road Bike (black frame, white lettering, drop handlebars, clipless pedals, front/rear LED lights)
Women's Trek 7.5 FX WSD 2010 Satin Cherry Red Hybrid Bike (red frame, white lettering, flat handlebars, rear fender only, front/rear LED lights, bell on left handle, missing wheel reflectors)
Please keep an eye out for these two bikes and message me with news/advice! Thank you so much!

  • Bike thefts seem to be picking up (or at least getting more brazen) in the neighborhood - my Fuji SL1 Pro (red/black/white) was stolen on 8/8 from behind a locked gate in our back ally (Surf & Broadway). More than 1 person must have been involved to jump the gate...

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    Bike thefts seem to be picking up (or at least getting more brazen) in the neighborhood - my Fuji SL1 Pro (red/black/white) was stolen on 8/8 from behind a locked gate in our back ally (Surf & Broadway). More than 1 person must have been involved to jump the gate and lift the bike up and over it. The bike is never parked there and was stolen between 9 PM and 9 AM friday night - someone was clearly out looking for items to steal - with flashlights looking into locked and gated areas. I filed a police report, stolen bike registry (local and national), etc. I wish the police had the ability to pay more attention to bike thefts - this bike was worth more than what I sold my past used car for. It's grand theft. It also seems to go with the broken windows theory... if they can get away with bike thefts or car breakins on a regular basis, what's next?

  • Deb

    We have had our bikes and our kids bikes stolen a few times. We now lock our bikes inside our garage. It was a bit of a hassle installing a bike rack into the wall of our garage and it's a pain to have to lock our bike each time we use it but we've gone a couple years now without our bikes being stolen.

45 hours ago

Updated 19 hours ago

So, what's going happening on Waveland and Sheffield outside Wrigley?

Last week, they put up barricades along the sidewalks on the west side of Sheffield and the south side of Waveland. And they took out a lane of parking on both streets, too, redrawing lanes for vehicular traffic. The "no parking" signs posted only go through Sept. 30.

Anybody have any idea what's going on here?

  • God, I hope that as customers of those utilities we won't be the ones footing the bill for this work. This cost better be paid for by the Cubs.

  • Robert Rohdenburg Affordable Housing Activist for ONE Northside

    FROM:http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-utility-work-to-begin-outside-wrigley-field-20140827-story.html
    Utility work to begin outside Wrigley Field

    August 27, 2014, 1:11 PM

    The Chicago Cubs said Tuesday that the City of Chicago and utility companies have begun work outside Wrigley Field in preparation for the stadium’s renovation..

    Sheffield Avenue will be closed from Thursday to Sunday for excavation and...

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    FROM:http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-utility-work-to-begin-outside-wrigley-field-20140827-story.html
    Utility work to begin outside Wrigley Field

    August 27, 2014, 1:11 PM

    The Chicago Cubs said Tuesday that the City of Chicago and utility companies have begun work outside Wrigley Field in preparation for the stadium’s renovation..

    Sheffield Avenue will be closed from Thursday to Sunday for excavation and an installation of a new water main. On game days next month, the parkway on the east side of the street and one lane of traffic will be closed starting at 8 a.m. until two hours prior to the start of the game. The same closure rules apply when Wrigley Field hosts a concert on Sept. 13.

    The work will include the relocation of underground water, sewer and gas lines. The team said the utility companies don’t anticipate any major service disruptions.

    The Cubs have said they plan to begin work on expanding the bleachers after the season ends.

23 hours ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Free Pedicab Rides to Work From Union Station Thursday, Thanks to Cheerios

The burglar spent nearly two hours cutting a hole in the roof at 2914 N. Ashland Ave., a video showed.

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Hyde Park & Kenwood

Next in Downtown, South Loop & River North Skyscrapers at 167 W. Erie St., 720 N. LaSalle St. Approved by Aldermen

Next in Downtown, South Loop & River North Skyscrapers at 167 W. Erie St., 720 N. LaSalle St. Approved by Aldermen

The clothing store will be located in the former Borders bookstore at North Avenue and Halsted Street.

  • No thanks, I saw one run a stoplight just beyond the BP bridge and he could have killed the people who were inside.

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Updated 22 hours ago

Bunny on the loose

I saw what is believed to be a domestic rabbit in the Ravenswood alley between Grace and Waveland last night around 8:00 P.M.. He was slightly closer to Waveland cruising around the trash and recycle bins. He was a caramel/butterscotch color. Please be on the lookout and help get to safety at Red Door Animal Shelter.

  • There are rabbits all over the place

    I see them more often than squirrels these days

  • LJA Paulina Neighbor

    Thanks Louise! Being a bunny owner myself I know how ignorant some people are when they adopt one thinking they are an "easy" pet and when they find out they need as much attention as other pets they think they can just let them loose. I adopted a rabbit form...

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    Thanks Louise! Being a bunny owner myself I know how ignorant some people are when they adopt one thinking they are an "easy" pet and when they find out they need as much attention as other pets they think they can just let them loose. I adopted a rabbit form Red Door Animal Shelter that the sanitation dept had found in the garbage. There is a very big difference between those you'll find in the wild and those that were breed to be pets so as Louise said if can capture safely the Red Door will take the poor thing!

2 days ago

Updated 22 hours ago

Lots of positive change coming to Lake View High School....

Lots of community support coalescing around the school....

http://eepurl.com/0Zz1X

  • "You are absolutely right! Everyone is getting behind the new principal.

    On Saturday, August 23rd, about 70 people; neighbors, parents, grandparents, teachers, students, community members (including a dozen from Graceland West, the immediate neighborhood) and leaders from several other neighborhood organizations, the LVHS LSC, Alderman Pawar and others joined Principal...

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    "You are absolutely right! Everyone is getting behind the new principal.

    On Saturday, August 23rd, about 70 people; neighbors, parents, grandparents, teachers, students, community members (including a dozen from Graceland West, the immediate neighborhood) and leaders from several other neighborhood organizations, the LVHS LSC, Alderman Pawar and others joined Principal Scott Grens for the Lake View High School Beautification Day. Rep. Ann Williams and Friends of Ameya Pawar (PAC) donated the paint. Lake View Partners, the newly launched non-profit to support Lake View and Grow 47, Alderman Pawar's initiative for schools sponsored the event.

    Volunteers were organized into small teams and then painted the interior front entrance, library and several other rooms, moved in new equipment and furniture, cleaned all the lockers, removed any remaining tape left over from the prior school year, washed windows, moved landscaping stones and more. There were about 20 major projects. The school was already gleaming when volunteers started and the finishing touches just made everything even more welcoming for students, faculty and administrators.

    Everyone, students, faculty, staff, neighbors, elected officials worked together for four hours then met up for lunch. Great effort. Great results. Great community teamwork.

    A BIG THANKS to everyone who helped.

    Thanks also to those who participated in the LVHS Architectural Tour on August 3rd".

23 hours ago

Burglar cuts hole in roof at Lakeview Italian restaurant

A brazen burglary was caught on video at the La Gondola restaurant, 2914 N. Ashland, in Lakeview. The burglar climbed up a makeshift ladder, then cut a hole in the...

23 hours ago

Rub’s Smokehouse Owner Opens ‘Barbecue Bed and Breakfast’ on Rock River

The burglar spent nearly two hours cutting a hole in the roof at 2914 N. Ashland Ave., a video showed.

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Hyde Park & Kenwood

The clothing store will be located in the former Borders bookstore at North Avenue and Halsted Street.

23 hours ago

Eddie Bauer Opening Lincoln Park Location Thursday

The burglar spent nearly two hours cutting a hole in the roof at 2914 N. Ashland Ave., a video showed.

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Hyde Park & Kenwood

Eddie Bauer is opening a new location at 755 W. North Ave. View Full Caption

The store is opening in the former Borders bookstore at the corner of Halsted Street and North Avenue is opening.

Eddie Bauer closed its store at 600 N. Michigan Ave. in late January, according to Crain's Chicago Business, which had been the retailer's only location in the city.

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  • Readers for Life

    Ms. King is asking for $418.92:
    My students need these books to build reading habits.
    Burley Elementary School Comment

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Jul 19

Updated 44 hours ago

Dr. Olivia Forys

I got a letter saying that my GP, Dr. Olivia Forys, is leaving her practice with Rush. I'd really like to keep her as my doctor, but the letter didn't say where she is going (if anywhere in Chicago). If anyone has information, it would be much appreciated. I certainly hope she's doing OK.

  • robin in WRP Tired and Cranky

    Her contract probably prevents her from sharing this information. I would wait a couple of months, then check HealthGrades for updated office informaion

  • Thanks, Robin!

  • She ended up at
    NorthShore Medical Group - Des Plaines
    9301 Golf Rd. Suite 302
    Des Plaines, IL 60016
    847.296.8151

45 hours ago

Burglar Cuts Through La Gondola's Roof, Swipes Laptop and Cash

McGuire said he was called to his Lakeview restaurant at 2914 N. Ashland Ave. midday Monday. Employees setting up for the day had been surprised to find a hole in the kitchen roof and rainwater on the floor.

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Updated 47 hours ago

Busted Out Car Windows on Altgeld between Ashland and Greenview

I've noticed that car windows are regularly being broken out on Altgeld between Ashland and Greenview. Is there anybody specifically we can report this to?

  • i see kids walking down greenview to and from wrightwood park looking for unlocked car doors without any fear of getting in trouble.plus they are always walking in ally to find a open garage door.

  • J*o*s*h Engineer on Wrightwood

    Hawaii Five-O? CHiPs? NYPD Blue? In all seriousness, call 911 and report it. I had the misfortune of leaving my car unlocked one night last summer. The next morning i found all the stuff strewn about inside. Luckily all I found missing was like three singles, all my loose change...

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    Hawaii Five-O? CHiPs? NYPD Blue? In all seriousness, call 911 and report it. I had the misfortune of leaving my car unlocked one night last summer. The next morning i found all the stuff strewn about inside. Luckily all I found missing was like three singles, all my loose change and a pack of cigarettes. I guess I was lucky they didn't break in, because replacing a car window must be a pain in the sass. But now I know not to be an idiot either and leave it unlocked so they can just waltz right in... Luckily the pack of kids that were checking LP for unlocked cars last summer got arrested, but there's always more idiots ready to take their place...

  • try calling anyone you want they wont do anything my car was stolen out of locked garage in jan police never even came to house to investigate, car was found 20 days in Harvey not by police but by insurance company . my car was in a lot worse shape than yours in fact i traderd in in on way home it was so disgusting
    i don't think they ever charged anyone.

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Updated 2 days ago

Spanish conversation through cinema

¡Hola!

As my summer Spanish conversation class comes to an end, I would like to inform you of my next session for this fall: SPANISH CONVERSATION THROUGH CINEMA. We will be using a few Spanish/ Hispanic/ Latin American movies as point of departure to improve conversation (all levels). I am excited!

If you are too, let me know.

Details:
8-week session/$275
1.5 hours/Wednesday evenings
In other words: 12 hours/session = $23/hour
17 September - 5 November (To be confirmed)

We meet Wednesday evenings at Pizzeria Serio in Lakeview, 7 to 8:30 pm, although sometimes we have class in different venues (park, another restaurant, etc.)

Cordialmente,

María Luisa
www.conmarialuisa.com
www.facebook.com/conmarialuisa

Aug 17

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!

  • Midtown Educational Foundation has girls mentoring programs after school/work. http://www.midtown-metro.org/metro/

  • Paul Obbagy Volunteer Coordinator, Refugee Programs

    Hello! I happened to see your message and thought I'd reach out. I'm a Volunteer Coordinator for a refugee resettlement agency in Ravenswood (not too far from Lakeview), and we have a number of volunteer programs that might fit you, including tutoring and mentoring programs. If you'd like me to...

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    Hello! I happened to see your message and thought I'd reach out. I'm a Volunteer Coordinator for a refugee resettlement agency in Ravenswood (not too far from Lakeview), and we have a number of volunteer programs that might fit you, including tutoring and mentoring programs. If you'd like me to send you the full descriptions, just shoot me an email by going to my profile (click on my name) and go to "Send Email" on the right side of my profile, and I'll be sure to send you more info!

    This is, of course, also open to anyone else that may be looking for volunteer opportunities!

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5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Found Grey and White Cat Irving/Damen

Female. Not chipped. Friendly. Let me know if you recognize her, she misses her family!

  • The cat has been around for a few weeks. The woman who found her is trying to find her owner but so far no luck.

  • put it back in the streets and it will probably walk back home.. cats usually leave the house and wonder and return home.. i noticed..

3 days ago

Aug 04

Updated 3 days ago

Loud bang in West Lakeview/NorthCenter

Heard a loud bang (not fireworks) at 1:50 am Sunday night. Sounded like a shotgun or explosion. Anyone else hear it? We are near Ashland and Irving Park.

Apr 15 2012

Updated 3 days ago

Hawthorne School - Field

Does anyone know if there are groups or organizations that are allowed to reserve the entire field next to the school? We were there playing with our children a few weekends ago when a huge group of people playing soccer completely overtook the entire field and essentially pushed us out.

  • Alex D Resident since 2009

    There are city leagues that have the field reserved for games on some nights. Also youth leagues during the day on some weekends.

  • Frank T. Teacher in Lakeview

    I coach for a school, and we have permits on us at all times in case there's a conflict.

  • I was wondering who you can contact to make a reservation or see the schedule?

3 days ago

Chicago Spirit Brigade (CSB) workshops and tryouts coming up in Sept

Hello all,

If you're interested in volunteering for an organization that raises money and awareness through performance for local charities that provide direct care services for life-threatening challenges, come and try out for the Chicago Spirit Brigade!

We are looking for cheerleaders, flag twirlers (drill), and dancers. All experiences levels welcome. No experience even necessary. All ages (21 and up) are welcome.

If you are interested, please go to csbstars.com to sign up for more information.

Hope to see you at workshops!

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

Aug 20

Updated 4 days 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??

  • Anthony Boystown resident

    It allows you to watch what you record on the other tivo. It also allows you to watch tv. It's just a receiver, but not a true dvr. It was part of the package when I got the tivo6 (their newest tivo). I think they include it in their whole house bundle.

  • robin in WRP Tired and Cranky

    There are Roku apps that function like a DVR, without the expense

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5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Help Fund My Donors Choose Project!

With the new school year about to begin, I realized during unpacking that my classroom rug I scrounged up last year has seen its day. Any help would be great! Donors Choose will cover half the cost, but the offer ends tomorrow. Please help!!!

http://www.donorschoose.org/we-teach/2376214.-151178864?utm_source=dc&utm_medium=tp&utm_campaign=facebook&utm_content=teacherprojectposted&rf=page-siteshare-2014-08-teacher_profile-teacher_2376214&active=true

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