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8 hours ago

Thank the City

While out yesterday after the storms I noticed a swarm of City vehicles and personnel working to clean up and cut down the massive trees that fell. Up and down Balmoral seemed the area most hit. I saw the Commissioner of Streets & Sanitation out there and Alderman Osterman as well. Both were very low key, surveying the damage and getting additional support out quickly to assist. Compliments due when deserved.

22 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Yesterday’s Storms Brought Havoc To Edgewater, See The Pics

Monday was officially the hottest day of the year with The National Weather Service saying that the heat index rose above 100 degrees in some areas. That heat fired up some nasty storms that engulfed the edgewater neighborhood. Around 12:30 p.m. the dark skies let loose with a large amount of rain and heavy winds. […]

  • Actually, only the city is allowed to care for the trees in the parkway. Feel free to try to hire an arborist to take care of a city owned tree and see how far you get. I've had them out for other jobs, and asked for their help with parkway...

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    Actually, only the city is allowed to care for the trees in the parkway. Feel free to try to hire an arborist to take care of a city owned tree and see how far you get. I've had them out for other jobs, and asked for their help with parkway trees, only to be refused.

    Of course, you're free to (illegally) care for the tree yourself.

    If you think about it, it makes sense. If you allow homeowners to do as they please, some would happily remove/kill the trees so they could have more light for their yard. Which impacts everyone in many ways.

  • And the city has all but formally abdicated all forestry duties. From what I've heard and experienced, the city has about a 3 year queue of tree work outstanding. Sucks, but that's they way it is.

11 hours ago

4 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Seamstress/Tailor

My roommate needs jeans and other trousers taken in. Can anyone make a recommendation for someone in Edgewater/Andersonville/RP?

  • min hong 5546 n broadway is 8.00 to hem jeans. I have been using him for 10 years.

  • brandon sheridan walker

    5546 N Broadway is "for rent"....did min hong recently move out?

13 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Helicopter

Does anyone know why a helicopter has been hovering over Andersonville this afternoon?

11 hours ago

38 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Free Moving Boxes

I just moved and have a bunch of boxes I would love to get out of here. Most of them are small-medium boxes and I have some liquor boxes that are the perfect size for books.

Let me know if you'd like to come get them!

14 hours ago

New bar at old Wild Rover location

Anyone have info about a new bar going in at 6001 N. Paulina (Peterson and Paulina intersection?) Used to be Wild Rover a few years back. Drove by and the inside looks very nicely renovated, saw at least 2 flat screens on the wall and wood paneling and wood bar throughout.

Aug 12

Updated 14 hours ago

Single Mother in Need of Housing (possibly searching for 2nd single mother)

Hello Everyblockers,

My name is Alexis and I have lived in Little Italy for a little less than a year. Recently the building was sold and I was given a 30 day notice to vacate. I am currently homeless, bouncing around from couch to couch, but was able to send my daughter to Mississippi where she is staying with some family while I find us a new home.

I have applied EVERYWHERE. I have spent an obscene amount of money...

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Hello Everyblockers,

My name is Alexis and I have lived in Little Italy for a little less than a year. Recently the building was sold and I was given a 30 day notice to vacate. I am currently homeless, bouncing around from couch to couch, but was able to send my daughter to Mississippi where she is staying with some family while I find us a new home.

I have applied EVERYWHERE. I have spent an obscene amount of money on apartment applications and am continually denied. I have extremely low credit, I left the military honorably last year after four years of service and my husband immediately left me. Due to the divorce and loss of income we experienced a very hard year.

I now work fulltime selling insurance in Evanston and have a good steady income but my past continues to haunt me. I am in need of housing ASAP. I am looking to spend no more than $900.00 a month in rent and need a dog friendly apartment.

I am also open to the option of living with a second single mother.

I am also working with a veterans organization called Volunteers of America who have agreed to pay first month's rent (up to $1000) and the security deposit (up to 3x's the rent).

The situation is dire. Where I am staying now does not allow dogs and I had to give her up temporarily to a couple who can also no longer watch her. I need a home now.

I am trying to stick to anywhere near the purple/red line as I have to get rid of my car and work out of Evanston.

If you can help in anyway please let me know.

15 hours ago

Five Coffee Drinks To Order Instead of the Pumpkin Spice Latte

5628 N. Clark St., Andersonville, 773-271-7881

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2521 W. Chicago Ave., West Town, 773-384-7827

2035 N. Western Ave., Bucktown, 773-904-8177

2642 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-945-1690

955 W. Randolph St., West Loop, 312-733-0707; 1552 N. Damen Ave., Wicker Park, 872-829-3681

955 W. Randolph St., West Loop, 312-733-0707; 1552 N. Damen Ave., Wicker Park, 872-829-3681

43 hours ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Honest and Constructive Reviews of Know No Limits?

So it's been some time since the take over and I would like to hear some honest and constructive reviews of the gym. I am thinking of joining but want to hear what others think of the place. Is the staff cool? Is it pretentious? Are new members made to feel comfortable? etc. Anything that would or could help me decide would be great.

  • It seems like a great place to work out, but to get the Cheetah senior citizen rate I had to go back to Broadway Cheetah.

  • RTG_RP Doing things.

    It's a really great gym. It doesn't have the intimidating clientele if cheetah gym, and Leona's yoga classes are fantastic. The staff are super friendly. I would recommend it.

  • drc Edgewater/Andersonville Border

    I'm a member and it is very low key yet with all the amenities and good equipment. It does get a bit crowded during rush peaks (typically from 5-7) but you can usually get on equipment with little wait. They also maintain the facilities well including the equipment and machines....

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    I'm a member and it is very low key yet with all the amenities and good equipment. It does get a bit crowded during rush peaks (typically from 5-7) but you can usually get on equipment with little wait. They also maintain the facilities well including the equipment and machines. Rarely have I seen them delay repairs on faulty or broken equipment. I haven't taken any of the classes (but they seem to be popular). Not a hardcore gym and in no way intimidating. Very low key and after 7pm the place really clears out. During the day it also seems fairy open so no wait for equipment or machines. Overall it's a good gym and good value in my opinion.

19 hours ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Post Removed

So my post about our rental was recently removed as it was reported as SPAM and "un-neighborly." I'm sorry if looking for other neighborhood residents makes me a bad neighbor but I think some neighbors should lighten up.

This will be my last post neighbors.

  • Once Comcast decides the party's over and it's time to squeeze some revenue out of EveryBlock, you will see so many come-on's from apartment rental agencies, realtors and insurance agents, et al, you'll be begging for the good 'ole days when it was considered "un-neighborly."

  • MandaLeigh Here I Is.

    Nah, I'll just stop reading here.

31 hours ago

Updated 16 hours ago

  • So cool! I love coyotes--thanks for the pic!

  • Mac I complain on EB on the regular.

    At least it's not another gang moving into the hood. I'll take coyotes any day

39 hours ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Spanish Conversation Group

Hi Everyone!
Let's cancel our group tonight if there's a huge downpour around 7:30....our
regular meeting time. We can schedule a meeting for another day
this week or wait till a week from today.
Best,
Barbara

  • Ary Neighborhood Patrol

    Either way, I got this post on Tues. So I didn't make it. ;( I won't be able to make it next week or for the next 3 weeks after, due to work. See you later hopefully.

  • Hi Ary!
    Thanks for contacting me. Hope all's going well, and see you when
    it's good for you.
    Best,
    Barbara

5 days ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Little Bad Wolf (formerly Burger Philosophy) Is Previewing Dishes

Charcuterie board, big salad, fries and sliders and more! Looking good!

Pictures HERE: http://www.andersonville.quickercity.com/

  • Looks delicious!

  • Agreed, re: Leonardo's. What was very interesting about that place was that, while the dining room was almost always empty, at around 11 on weekends, a bunch of big luxury sedans would start arriving, full of middle-aged Eastern-European men and scantily-clad, much younger women. No idea what went down (due to those huge shutters which were drawn), but this went on for years. Hidden in plain sight!

2 days ago

Updated 19 hours ago

Spanish Conversation Group

Buenos Dias!
Our group is meeting tomorrow (8/25/2014) evening at 7:30 at the Heartland Cafe.
I'll be bringing some handouts that will be helpful in communicating in Spanish
outside our group as well. Again, newcomers always welcome!
Barbara

  • Anne-Marie greyhound lover, self employed, art afficianado

    Hi. I am a complete neophyte and looking forward to being there.

19 hours ago

Spanish Conversation Group

Buenos Dias~
Unfortunately I won't be able to get over to the Heartland tonight. Unforeseen
circumstances. Since next Monday is Labor Day, let's meet a week from today...
Tuesday, Sept. 2, ...7:30 p.m. at the Heartland. Hope that's good
for everyone. The handouts I have worked really well last night.

Muchas Gracias,
Barbara

44 hours ago

Updated 20 hours ago

Looking for a studio or one bed - October 1

I'm looking to move to Andersonville into a studio or one bedroom and am having quite a hard time in my search. If anyone has a unit they're renting or know of a good agency to search through, please let me know. Thanks!

  • Marilyn Fumagalli Local business owner, massage therapy; energywork

    There is a sign at 1742 W. Carmen (near Ravenswood). It's a great, spacious garden studio in a quiet building and safe block. Check it out!

  • Thanks everyone!

21 hours ago

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38 hours ago

Mariano’s at Foster and Sheridan Fails Inspection But Remains Open

Mariano’s has expanded throughout Chicago in quite a fast and furious manner. They have taken over several of the previous Dominick’s locations and many people in the community were happy to have new options for grocery stores. Distinguishing themselves as a step up from other grocery chains with more amenities, Mariano’s has things like a cafe, gelato […]

45 hours ago

Updated 40 hours ago

Looking for a Buyer for this Vintage 2/2 in Andersonville: 1439 W. Catalpa

Looking for a Buyer for this Vintage 2/2 in Andersonville: 1439 W. Catalpa

  • Please do not advertize on this site, it's inappropriate

  • Crib chatter is not an advertiser. It's a blog which is linked to Everyblock through the media feed. And it is through these feeds a couple years ago that I became acquainted with this blog from which I have learned a lot about local real estate.

41 hours ago

Emmy Awards screening locations tonight?

Hi neighbors!

A friend of mine has just moved to the area (has no TV) and would like to know if there is any venue that is screening the Emmy Awards tonight. My first idea was to tell her Moody's Pub, but can anyone here think of other good locations as well?

45 hours ago

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2 days ago

$400 left! Sorry to bug you, but Last Day for Donors Choose match offer.

Hi Friends,

Exciting news! Our project, Photography, Printing, and AP 2-D Design, is eligible for a three-day-only offer from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. If we raise 500 dollars by end of August 24th our project will be matched by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Some things you should know:

The half-off match will last for three days, starting August 22 and ending August 24 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time. To receive funding from the Bill & Melinda...

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Hi Friends,

Exciting news! Our project, Photography, Printing, and AP 2-D Design, is eligible for a three-day-only offer from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. If we raise 500 dollars by end of August 24th our project will be matched by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Some things you should know:

The half-off match will last for three days, starting August 22 and ending August 24 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time. To receive funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, other donors must complete 50% of your project funding during that time.

I am a CPS Art teacher from Rogers Park, but I teach in Edgewater. We have students from both neighborhoods that attend our school, as well as from all over the city. I want to make sure my students have the materials they need to succeed this year, so I just created a request for my classroom at DonorsChoose.org. We appreciate any assistance or spreading of the word to support our project.

Photography, Printing, and AP 2-D Design
http://www.donorschoose.org/project/photography-printing-and-ap-2-d-design/1281716?challengeid=344326&utm_source=dc&utm_medium=project&utm_campaign=copyURL&rf=copyURL-siteshare-2014-08-project-teacher_2127345

If you chip in to help my students, you'll get awesome photos and our heartfelt thanks.

Thanks so much,
Ms. Chilenski
Rickover Naval Academy

P.S. If you know anyone who may want to help my classroom, please pass this along!

2 days ago

Help! I spaced out!

My friend participated in Saturday's Chicago Triathalon super sprint at Montrose Beach and we picked up an official free poster at the Expo.

Well, I accidentally left it at our neighborhood restaurant. I had a migraine at the time and had forgotten about it completely until just now, when she asked to pick it up so she could get it framed.

I called the Restaurant and they don't have it. I emailed the PR person, but it's Sunday. And I...

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My friend participated in Saturday's Chicago Triathalon super sprint at Montrose Beach and we picked up an official free poster at the Expo.

Well, I accidentally left it at our neighborhood restaurant. I had a migraine at the time and had forgotten about it completely until just now, when she asked to pick it up so she could get it framed.

I called the Restaurant and they don't have it. I emailed the PR person, but it's Sunday. And I am panicking.

She does not know I lost it, yet...by any chance did anyone else from the neighborhood happen to participate, nab an extra poster, and is willing to part with it? I'm will to pay a small reward to the Good Samaritan!

Thank you!

Thank you for your help!

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Introducing Edgewater Glen Daily! All things local. All things Edgewater Glen!

A new grassroots site run by neighbors, for all the neighbors & friends in Edgewater Glen.

Website: http://edgeglendaily.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edgeglendaily
Email: edgeglendaily@gmail.com

Got an idea for a fun posting for the neighborhood? Drop us a line!

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

I saw your lost cat poster tonight at Glenwood and Rosemont. I think . . .

it may be in the courtyard of our building. I heard a cat crying outdoors after the huge rainstorm around 3 p.m. Saturday. I will call you in the morning so you can come in and look for it. Unfortunately, I didn't see your poster until about 8:30 p.m.

2 days ago

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2 days ago

Top 5 Mexican restaurants in Edgewater

No. 1: Huaraches Dona Chio | 1547 W. Elmdale Ave.

No. 3: Mas Alla Del Sol | 5848 N. Broadway St. | @MasAllaDelSolCh

No. 4: Diamante Azul | 5661 N. Clark St.

This article has 2 other Chicago locations (Show)

No. 2: Vince’s Pizzeria & Taqueria | 1527 W. Devon Ave.

No. 5: That Little Mexican Cafe II | 1055 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.

May 04

Updated 2 days ago

coffee, please

live at thorndale and glenwood. it is a coffee desert of sorts. wish the area around broadway and thorndale would get a coffee shop. would prefer something local but would be happy with a starbucks or dunkin donuts.. anybody hear if this might happen sometime soon?

  • Cookies and Carnitas has opened a full service coffee shop on broadway and ardmore.. the coffee is good!

  • Dave CPS Teacher

    Try the Growling Rabbit at Sheridan and Lunt - especially if you like pastries with your coffee. One of the few places that has vegan and gluten-free options regularly.

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