47 hours ago

Updated 41 min ago

Thanks to those who have shoveled and salted.

My geriatric bones thank you. Lots of ice out there today.

4 days ago

Updated 48 min ago

Suburbanite in the city!

We are between Hollywood and a Glenwood on Ridge and would love some feedback on the area. We work early hours so are going to the car and walking dogs between 4-5am. We typically walk on Glenwood, Early and Wayne. I'm aware you need to be alert at all times no matter where you are in the city but am just curious about others general vibe with the area. Lease is up soon and we haven't been able to explore like we hoped but love our place.

  • JMG

    I never understand why people would prioritize traffic that flows through our neighborhood over the people that live here?

    there is a good case for calming traffic on ridge and improving crossing points for pedestrians. I believe the alderman's office is looking at installing traffic lights at Wayne.

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    I never understand why people would prioritize traffic that flows through our neighborhood over the people that live here?

    there is a good case for calming traffic on ridge and improving crossing points for pedestrians. I believe the alderman's office is looking at installing traffic lights at Wayne.

    I have never had an issue with senn students either.
    I have witnessed a couple of scuffles close to the school and was impressed both times with how quickly senn safety arrived to defuse and calm the situation. Unless you are actually by the school at ~3pm you would not be aware that any incidents ever occur.

    The rest of the time neighbors who overlook the school treat it as a front yard. There is also a large group of dog walkers who meet there in the evenings so I would view being close to the school as a plus.

  • Your mentality is the same as idiots who move next to wrigly field and then complain about night games, parking and noise. If you don't want to live near a high traffic street like Ridge or Broadway or Sheridan road, then don't move there. All the streets are feeders for LSD so just get used to it. Glad I grew up there when it was Mitchum men and tough women instead of the suburbanite, helecopter parent wimps that are there today.

45 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Bobcat snow removal at 1:30am

I woke up to the sound of a bobcat scraping snow around 1:30am in front of Trumbull on Farragut and Ashland. Would this involve a call to 311 if I wanted this to stop in the future? Don't get me wrong - I'm glad they're removing ice/snow - but in the middle of the night? And in the same place over and over again?
I took a short video of this act and uploaded it to youtube. Not sure if links work on here or not....
http://youtu.be/KltubxCc1vc

  • Walter Brody The only American flag I've seen in 60640

    There are times when our regular routines are interrupted. It is the downside of living in a big city. I'm sorry... You know what. It's all been said. I'm done.

  • Sounds like some people here need to move to the country where they don't have sidewalks.

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7 hours ago

Edgewater Chamber Partners With Loyola To Bring Match.com CEO Sam Yagan To Speak

As current CEO of Match.com, Sam Yagan has brought his unique style of professional expertise to the world of love and romance. Yet he has done so much more over the last decade. In 1999, he co-founded SparkNotes, a free study guide for students which covers everything from literature and poetry to math and economics. Then in […]

Jan 18

Updated 7 hours ago

The wait might be over...

It looks likes some work is finally being done on what I believe was to be a Tibetan restaurant in SOFO. You know the one…it was ready to open and something happened and it was shuttered. Well, it is covered with newspaper now and it appears there is work going on inside. Lets hope something worth the wait goes in this spot.

  • mroper54 Resident and local business owner.

    I always appeal my assessment and get the increase lowered but not entirely. It always goes up. The biggest increases come after a purchase. When I bought both of my buildings there was a big increase over what the former owner was paying. Also, I changed my building to 100%...

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    I always appeal my assessment and get the increase lowered but not entirely. It always goes up. The biggest increases come after a purchase. When I bought both of my buildings there was a big increase over what the former owner was paying. Also, I changed my building to 100% commercial from a mixed use when I removed the apartments and made the entire building commercial. There was an increase because of that as well. I extensively improved my buildings and they appraise and asses higher than they did. It does surprise be how uneven the taxes are for even similar buildings in the same neighborhood however.

    A lot of buildings in Andersonville have changed hands recently. One of them was my purchase of the building next door in 2009. To get an idea of how real estate prices have changed, I bought the first building in 2000. It is bigger than the second ( 35 ft frontage compared to 25 ft ) but the second cost 4 times more than the first 9 years later. That cost figures in the rents of the more recently purchased buildings as well.

  • Ruff n Stuff is already gone. All that's left in there now is the rescue and she has turned the space into some strange mixture of constant garage sale and doggie toy//tchotcke shop. The staff at Jameson Loves Danger is extremely friendly--much, much more so than the former owner of Ruff n Stuff ever was but it is very expensive. The food is all very high quality and it has turned my cat into an absolute fiend but I can't believe how much it costs.

43 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

In Fine Spirits

Does anybody know why In Fine Spirits is all covered up? It looks like they are with doing some remodeling or are closed…which I find hard to believe considering how bust they always are. Any feedback?

  • They are just doing some remodeling - installing new energy-efficient windows in partnership with the eco-Andersonville Green Building Incentive Program.

  • Thats great to know…thanks!

Jan 19

Updated 9 hours ago

Recycling?

I am renting a place in Edgewater and the building does not have a Recycling container (forcing me to use the neighbors across the alley way - shhh). Does anyone know if there is a place I can call to have a recycling container dropped off at my location?

  • WC Turck writer, artist, broadcaster and activist

    Claire, thanks for that link. I live in a condo with 30 units and get heartbroken as I am loading my tub of recycling while 29 other units simple dump all of their garbage in the common bin.

    I would like to hear from more folks who have seen blue containers dumped with regular containers in the same truck, as Amy reported. I'd like to know if it is isolated or common practice and then make some noise about it.

  • Common practice. There is far more recycling waste than market to sell it in. Unfortunately, a lot of the separated recycling goes to the landfill anyway :-(

2 days ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Anyone know anything about this tag?

Anyone know anything about this tag? It was on my trash can in the alley Thursday evening. I checked the alley and did not find it anywhere else. I removed it with solvent but still did report to the city graffiti removal request site.

  • RT Here

    Scribbling your name on someone else's property is art? If you believe that, then your apathy is part of the problem.

  • George F in Ravenswood displaced New Yorker

    It doesn't matter who owns the trash can, they didn't have permission to scribble their pathetic art on it.

39 hours ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Another Yelp-review headscratcher

This one isn’t about individual Yelp reviews, but rather a question as to how EB decides which Yelp reviews to put in the daily digest. Twice in the past week I’ve clicked on a cited Yelp review, only to find the most recent one having been posted months or even nearly a year ago. I click on these in the digest to see what people are saying about business establishments LATELY, and what the current state of these places are...

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This one isn’t about individual Yelp reviews, but rather a question as to how EB decides which Yelp reviews to put in the daily digest. Twice in the past week I’ve clicked on a cited Yelp review, only to find the most recent one having been posted months or even nearly a year ago. I click on these in the digest to see what people are saying about business establishments LATELY, and what the current state of these places are in order to either try them or avoid them. Is there a particular algorithm the site software uses, and if so, why does it sometimes pick old reviews to list???

(I’m sure some trolls will inevitably seize on this post as a complaint about a first-world problem, declaring it has “racist undertones,” or telling me not to pay attention to Yelp...or just see their comments in print. If you don’t have something pertinent to say.....what the hey, knock yourself out anyway).

  • I found the link that Sandy is referring to:

    http://chicago.everyblock.com/business-reviews/jan25-granville-towers-reviewed-brian-s-6644318/

    Note that the link refers to a review by a brian-s, dated Jan 25. This review does not exist on the Yelp page for the Granville Towers. I suspect this review was deleted, but the Everyblock post is a snapshot in time and doesn't update to reflect this change.

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    What I’d also like to see on Yelp is a “reply” button (not for the business owner but for those of us consumers who want to address or disagree with a review). Even an “off-base” button option added to the “Do you think this review is....?” array. So many reviewers...

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    What I’d also like to see on Yelp is a “reply” button (not for the business owner but for those of us consumers who want to address or disagree with a review). Even an “off-base” button option added to the “Do you think this review is....?” array. So many reviewers base their opinions on their personal prejudices (like the one-star for a Catholic priory), particular dietary preferences (e.g., slamming a pastry-shop for not offering gluten-free or a burger-and-hot dog joint for not having vegan options); scathing reviews based on delivery alone for primarily-table-service restaurants when the reviewer has never deigned to set foot inside; or for prices higher than those charged by late-night-drunk-food joints. (I’ve learned to ignore deplorable grammar and spelling, since those skills are being ignored by budget-strapped science-and-math-obsessed schools, and everyone depends on flawed AutoCorrect these days). But what’s with the rash of F-bombs lately? Doesn’t sound any less obnoxious just because the other three letters are eliminated. How a review like that (the latest one-star for Calo) gets in while others that civilly address pertinent issues are “not recommended” because the reviewer hasn’t posted in awhile is beyond me. Oh, those wacky website algorithms!

20 hours ago

Andersonville Residents

Hi, I'm a journalism grad student who's doing a video story on the growing popularity of Andersonville. I'm looking for Andersonville residents who would be available for an interview on the neighborhood and what its like to live there. Please feel free to comment here or e-mail me at marielturner2015@u.northwestern.edu

Jan 19

Updated 20 hours ago

Where to Donate a never used Bowflex?

My ex left behind a brand new bowflex (workout strength thing) that I don't think was ever used. I want to donate it - maybe a police/fire/ veterans group?

I've called around - but didn't get far - if anyone has ideas feel free to let me know

  • Im so sorry!! I sent an email that im noticing never went through. After debate we cannot take it due to space. I hope it has found a home by now!!

  • HarleyGrrl Why YES! People actually DO live on Clark St!

    @gwendelnkay - nope - I hadn't made a move - although I can measure it for you - it really isn't that large - and doesn't take up that much space as it is all contained... it is taking up emotional/mind space so I want to get it gone - bah! ex's

2 days ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Bad smell in my apartment

This is a weird post. There is a bad smell in my apartment, right inside my door, as soon as I enter. I thought it was my trash, I had made chicken, but I took the trash out and it's still there. I had the window cracked open yesterday but I still smell it.

The hallways are not cleaned or maintained in this building. The management said they were having an exterminator come around last week for maintenance, but I never saw them when I was home.

Any ideas what it could be? How to get rid of a smell? It's been 3 days now.

  • Samething happened to us. Right after an exterminator had come because the people upstairs saw a mouse. It seemed to be coming from our pantry. I emptied and bleached it and it still smelled so bad that I avoided the kitchen. Was a dead mouse. Came up from basement and...

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    Samething happened to us. Right after an exterminator had come because the people upstairs saw a mouse. It seemed to be coming from our pantry. I emptied and bleached it and it still smelled so bad that I avoided the kitchen. Was a dead mouse. Came up from basement and died under our kitchen floor. Found it where the pipes are capped off when they took radiator out of the kitchen. Lucky for us it was easily accessible. Our dog kept trying to show me where I just didn't listen. Thought she wanted to go outside. Then it hit me. I would check any small places like that. Even if you haven't seen anything in your apartment. Exterminators come for a reason!

  • Julia Z-N Andersonville Dog Mama

    If it's just a single dead mouse,it'll be gone in a month. It sounds like you have other issues though. The halls stink? Dead rodents in the walls? If you can afford to,you may want to consider moving. The tenant's rights thing is all well and good,but those are meantto...

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    If it's just a single dead mouse,it'll be gone in a month. It sounds like you have other issues though. The halls stink? Dead rodents in the walls? If you can afford to,you may want to consider moving. The tenant's rights thing is all well and good,but those are meantto establish basic expectations. It doesn't sound like a great place to live. The suggestion for using Fresh Wave is a good one for relatively minor odors and may help this one. Rodents dying in the walls is a problem in most older buildings and may not in and of itself point to a problem with your landlord if this was the only problem. The rodent problem can be the fault of a nearby building and not yours.

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5 days ago

Updated 24 hours ago

Andersonville ranked 7th in the country and #1 in Chicago by Redfin as "Hottest"

http://www.redfin.com/research/reports/special-reports/2015/hottest-neighborhoods-of-2015.html#.VMEuGHsm9o2

This interesting article originally posted by WGN caught my eye this morning. While this is all certainly speculative, I was wondering other Aville (or anyone really) residents perspectives. My understanding from a few conversations is that while Aville was impacted by the market crash it was not as severe.

What do you think has been driving people to search out Andersonville? One aspect I believe is our ease to multiple modes of public transportation. All depending on which part...

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http://www.redfin.com/research/reports/special-reports/2015/hottest-neighborhoods-of-2015.html#.VMEuGHsm9o2

This interesting article originally posted by WGN caught my eye this morning. While this is all certainly speculative, I was wondering other Aville (or anyone really) residents perspectives. My understanding from a few conversations is that while Aville was impacted by the market crash it was not as severe.

What do you think has been driving people to search out Andersonville? One aspect I believe is our ease to multiple modes of public transportation. All depending on which part you live in, we have the Bryn Mawr, Berwyn and Argyle Redline, we have the 147, 151, 36, 22, 92 and 50 bus lines, Ravenswood Metra stop (Petersen in the future), and the 50 bus provides access to the Brownline (as does the Redline).

What are your thoughts?

  • DK Living and Playing in Chicago

    And now they got a new principal at Pierce so hopefully she'll learn to address any bullying that goes on.

  • JMG

    Well the Peirce LSC voted not to renew the current principals contract.
    I guess they are starting the search for a new principal.

    I don't know what the current principal's options are or whether she will try to hang on.

Feb 05

Updated 28 hours ago

Good Handyman

Can anyone suggest a good handyman near the Rogers Park/Edgewater border?

  • Justin long Names justin, I'm handy man. Live in Rogers park

    Names justin. I live in east Rogers park and have this week free. I work for a construction company and took a little time off,but........ Now I wanna get back to work. :)

  • Ravens Yes.I can fix that.

    I think i can help. Have knowledge & tools, I live close. Call 312-890-7558

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38 hours ago

  • 4 stars out of 5: m.henry on Yelp

43 hours ago

Updated 43 hours ago

Andersonville Ranks In 2015 Top Ten Hottest Neighborhoods Nationwide

Andersonville got big news this past week as it was named in the top ten hottest neighborhoods in the nation for 2015 by Redfin. Specifically, it ranked #7 nationwide and #1 for the the entire Chicago area which includes the suburbs. Redfin is one of the top five real estate search engines with an estimated […]

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2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Healthcare

Hi, I am a student journalist.

I'm writing a story on healthcare, specifically on how the Affordable Care Act has made the system more efficient or less efficient (for you). Obama has mandated a streamlined medical health records system using technology.

So, I'm looking specifically for a patient who HAS had difficulty or has NOT had difficulty with needing medical documents transferred from one hospital (for many reasons) to another hospital.

It this applies to you, I'd love to speak with you and share your story.

If your interview is used, it would be published on a Chicago news website.

Please contact me for more information.

Thank you!

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    EMR has put more pressure on healthcare providers, and added many more working hours to their days

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Lost wedding ring

My hubby lost his wedding ring a couple of weeks ago in A-Ville. Maybe along Clark or Rascher. I know it's a long shot, but if you find one / hear of someone who found one, let me know!

  • Thanks anyway for reaching out!

  • Someone just posted finding a men's ring at Foster and Winchester. Should be at the top of your feed.

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Shooting

Heard shots lots of police activity. 6000 n kenmore

  • Julia Z-N Andersonville Dog Mama

    There is a world of difference between the dirty doings of politics and gangbanging,though I see your point. Also,lay off the Southside.I'm from the south side!(go Sox) There are gangs all over the city. Very nasty and inconvenient truth until some yuppy wants to get his high on. Not all of them want to get their Priusi dirty driving to the nearest ghetto. Convenience shopping and abetting of the worst kind.

  • Alikat: If you believe someone has called you a racist never say "My best friends are black and educated"....you sort of prove their point.

    My point was the language. Casual racism exist and your "joke" was just one example found on Everyblock everyday.

Jan 19

Updated 2 days ago

Urban Orchard Going Out Of Business

Has this already been mentioned on here? If not, they'll be closed at the end of this month (Jan 2015).
I have a few more details but don't want to beat a dead horse if this is already known.

  • JMG

    The specific person you described as a moocher is meeting clients for an hour. She and and her clients are purchasing stuff. At the end of their hour they move on. The exact opposite of a squatter.
    Enjoy the rest of your day!

  • Just to clarify I didn't describe anyone, they described themselves with their comment. I didn't say that, they did. Funny thing about perception, it is not how you intend for something to be perceived but how it actually is. If you read other comments I am not the only one to come to that conclusion. I just called it out.

2 days ago

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6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

stopping yellow book drop offs

any one have any idea how to stop getting these phone books? my entire building is on the opt out list for the last 10 years but every year they drop the books in front. i know some people want them, but we don't!

i have called every year to say stop, but it hasn't... any insight would be appreciated.

  • Mei

    I feel all these unsolicited mailers should be illegal. If you don't want it and didn't ask for it, they're littering! Their company taglines should be, "Here, you throw this out."

    I do use the newspaper adds to line my students' desks when we paint or do something messy, and phone books become paper mache. Also good for drying flowers. However, I will now try opting out. There's never a shortage of paper for student crafts if you pay attention

  • Our package delivery guys and mailman use the phone books to hide our packages. So far (5 years) no thefts.

3 days ago

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Jan 20

Updated 4 days ago

Community Weighs In On Trumbull School’s Fate, Findings Released

Trumbull School’s doors have been closed since the end of the last school year. The neighborhood has been concerned not only about the loss of the school but what will come of the building and who or what, will be residing in the building. On Monday, November 24, 2014, several hundred community members and neighbors met in […]

4 days ago

Li'l Buds Children's Theatre Classes starting tomorrow

Winter Sessions starting tomorrow, Saturday 1/24, for ages 3-11. You can view the post in the 'Events' section for more info, visit www.lilbudstheatre.org or email lilbudstheatre@gmail.com.
We're looking forward to new sessions of Adventures in Imagination and Create-a-Play!
We're offering a special $10 drop-in rate to try out the first class which will be deducted from the session fee if you chose to enroll.

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