12 hours ago

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A Man in Dire "Need" Depends on the Kindness of "Neighbors"

A friend noted that he did this to him during the summer near Amundsen High School. Yesterday, he was at Bryn Mawr and Ravenswood. On 10/29, a middle-aged, African-American man showed me an inhaler needed for his daughter's asthma. She needed help right away. He displayed $7 in cash, but he needs $10. He has three daughters and lives a block away. Anyway you can help? Please give. And God bless you.

  • Jenna W. Teacher

    This story sounds very familiar...I was approached about a year ago by a man who needed money to fill his daughter's prescription. I gave him all the cash I had at the time, maybe $5. Then an hour later my boyfriend came home and was approached by the same man....

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    This story sounds very familiar...I was approached about a year ago by a man who needed money to fill his daughter's prescription. I gave him all the cash I had at the time, maybe $5. Then an hour later my boyfriend came home and was approached by the same man. We compared our stories, I felt like something was off. My boyfriend insisted this guy was sincere and gave him a ride to the nearest CVS so he could refill his daughters RX. My boyfriend told him that he could get it refilled there and he'd pay the pharmacist whatever was needed. The lies kept going one after the other..."I need to get ahold of my doctor and my phone is broken." My boyfriend offered for him to use his phone...then more lies about not having the doctors number. The pharmacist offered to call his primary doctor for him and get the RX transferred...lies, lies, and more lies until he finally asked "ok man, if I tell you the truth will you just give me some cash?" "Can I just have some money to buy beer?"

  • I haven't seen the inhaler guy but I have seen the young guy that Terry and Elizabeth are referring to on the redline. I see him about once a week. He's been doing the same story for the past 2 years!!!! Leg infected, father hates him, sleeping on the blue...

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    I haven't seen the inhaler guy but I have seen the young guy that Terry and Elizabeth are referring to on the redline. I see him about once a week. He's been doing the same story for the past 2 years!!!! Leg infected, father hates him, sleeping on the blue line, needs prescription blah blah blah... The first time I bumped into him I was almost a fool and gave him a few bucks, an older lady gave him $20 and some left over takeout. The guy inhaled that food. I actually believed that maybe he was in distress... up until I saw him a week later with the same BS story. My blood boils everyone I see him or hear his story.

34 hours ago

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Halloween in Edgewater Glen?

So I keep reading about how Edgewater Glen does a great Trick or Treat event every year,but can't find street names-anyone know what streets they are?

Also is it safe? It's dark out there so debating if I should take my daughter out around here.

  • Tom McCarey great dad + loving husband who sells homes

    What a great occasion with friendly neighbors both local and far. Many houses are decorated, some elaborately, and it becomes something akin to a rolling block party on Hood, Glenlake and Norwood with folks sitting on their porches, many in costume and a bubbling cauldron or two. We used to...

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    What a great occasion with friendly neighbors both local and far. Many houses are decorated, some elaborately, and it becomes something akin to a rolling block party on Hood, Glenlake and Norwood with folks sitting on their porches, many in costume and a bubbling cauldron or two. We used to live a block away and would parade around from door to door with our two boys. To warm up at the end of what promises to be a chilly evening stop by Lickety Split at Broadway and Glenlake. As Ann says, all are welcome. Even if your kid is prematurely tall or has sprouted a facial hair or two I am sure there's candy to be had from the friendly folks on these delightful streets.

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    Sorry for my prior rant: I’m stressing out over having nobody to spell me handing out candy this year--neither my husband and son can be home tomorrow night. Due to the high volume of trick-or-treaters, it’s practically nonstop well into the evening, which even in prior years required tag-teaming to...

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    Sorry for my prior rant: I’m stressing out over having nobody to spell me handing out candy this year--neither my husband and son can be home tomorrow night. Due to the high volume of trick-or-treaters, it’s practically nonstop well into the evening, which even in prior years required tag-teaming to be able to even take bathroom breaks. Because it’s not a school night, it’ll be a longer haul as well--from the end of the school day till the crowd winds down could be as long as seven hours. Nonetheless, I stocked up today more than ever before, because I felt so guilty having to turn off the porch light and lock the door when my supply ran out at 8 pm last year. I do hope the kids don’t freeze: gale force winds, rain and possibly even snow are in the forecast (and I remember what a bummer it was having to wear a coat trick-or-treating). My porch-duty costume? Probably Nanook of the North (Side).

23 hours ago

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Metro stop

Does anyone know when will metra start building the station on Peterson and ravenswood?

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

    Ben I don't like the idea of a monolithic noisy dirty bunch of concrete and steel next door. And I don't plan on moving out of my condo. I am not against progress.

  • Like your building....

28 hours ago

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Lost Pet Please Help

Last seen Oct. 29th at 1am-ish. His name is Jameson. He's all black and has golden yellow eyes. He's a short hair, short tail 20+ lbs loving cat. Please help. We miss him horribly.

2 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Troubles With FedEx Packages, Anyone Else?

Hey Neighbors,

I live at the corner of Lakewood and Elmwood, and last week was supposed to receive two packages from FedEx. The first one was delivered, but left outside my building - not even in the foyer and our buzzer was not pressed. The next was not delivered. According to tracking, it was delivered and signed for, although no attempt was made to contact my husband or I upon its arrival. I left a note for my neighbors to...

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Hey Neighbors,

I live at the corner of Lakewood and Elmwood, and last week was supposed to receive two packages from FedEx. The first one was delivered, but left outside my building - not even in the foyer and our buzzer was not pressed. The next was not delivered. According to tracking, it was delivered and signed for, although no attempt was made to contact my husband or I upon its arrival. I left a note for my neighbors to ask if anyone signed for it to please come forward (the name FedEx says was on the signature did not match any of our residents) and a neighbor came forward to say the same thing happened to her. Same day, same time delivery, also no contact made and package was not received. We called FedEx who says they can't find the driver of that route and that we're basically on our own. Anyone else having trouble getting their packages from them recently?

Much thanks!

  • It happened to us as well about two months ago. My son works from home and was waiting for a package that never appeared. He called UPS and they claim they delivered it but had to "talk to the driver first". He waited (2) weeks for the call back that...

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    It happened to us as well about two months ago. My son works from home and was waiting for a package that never appeared. He called UPS and they claim they delivered it but had to "talk to the driver first". He waited (2) weeks for the call back that never came. Called again and got the run around. We don't know if the package was stolen by the driver or if he left it outside and someone came along and picked it up or is just lost in the UPS system. He got a replacement but drove to the UPS distribution center to pick it up rather than take the chance on the driver.

  • Mis-deliveries happen, too. I spent 20 minutes last week on the phone with UPS because the driver had left a package in our foyer that had the right street number on it but should have been delivered to that address on Winona, not on Argyle, which is where it was...

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    Mis-deliveries happen, too. I spent 20 minutes last week on the phone with UPS because the driver had left a package in our foyer that had the right street number on it but should have been delivered to that address on Winona, not on Argyle, which is where it was left. I told them I would just walk it over but I wasn't sure if I would be able to get it inside that person's entryway. I also wanted UPS to know it had happened. They insisted on having the driver come back for it--which was just as inconvenient for me as walking it over would have been but at least correct recipient probably eventually got her delivery from Piper Lime.

    I work for a company that sends hundreds of UPS packages out every week, mostly without incident, but sometimes they do screw up. Fed Ex is actually quite a bit worse when it comes to errors and sloppiness, like not bothering to make second delivery attempts, etc.

42 hours ago

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What Kind of Flag is it?

There is a black and gold flag on a flag pole on the NorthWest corner of Hermitage and Thome. Any one have an idea what country or event it is there for?

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Local Ghost Stories To Get You In The Edgewater Halloween Spirit

Ready to get your inner ghoul out this Halloween? Here are a few local haunts to get you started right. In Edgewater, the most famous haunting is probably the sadly closed Old Saint Andrews Inn. The story goes that the original owner, Frank Giff, was so devoted to his bar and his drinking that he […]

2 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Found License

Rebecca Eden - I found your license. If you send your birthday as verification of identity, I'd be happy to get it back to you.

  • chrisfinn bornagain chicagoan

    I believe when you move you are require to update your drivers license within a certain length of time. This is an official document for identification. I know a lot of people don't, but if you were involved in an accident or other event , notifying next of kin or other designated persons would be delayed

  • d3 NOH

    Only if you're a CDL driver do you have to get it actually replaced, otherwise you just have to notify them of the new address; the Chicago police themselves often don't know this, though. I've been told twice by two different cops my license was invalid. The beat cop in...

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    Only if you're a CDL driver do you have to get it actually replaced, otherwise you just have to notify them of the new address; the Chicago police themselves often don't know this, though. I've been told twice by two different cops my license was invalid. The beat cop in 24 (a real d'khead) gave me a ticket for something unrelated, because I challenged him on this fact, in fact. And it turns out, he's wrong. His ticket was also bogus and thrown out.

    'How do I get my license and registration corrected if my name or address changes?
    Within 10 days of changing your name or address, you must notify the Secretary of State by visiting a Driver Services facility or by writing to the Driver Services Department, Central Services, 2701 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, Illinois 62723. If you wish to have a new driver's license reflecting the change, you must visit a driver facility and pay a $5 fee. To change your address, you can use the online Address Change Notification to transmit notification of address changes to the Driver Services Department. Please be sure to include your Driver's License or Identification Card number and registration number. A change of name for driver's license or ID card must be completed at a Driver Services facility. A CDL holder must obtain a corrected driver's license within 30 days of any such change.'
    http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/drivers/faq.html

6 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Is this typical now?

I was walking on Bryn Mawr/Winthrop near the 7-11 and there was a Chicago police officer standing up against the building near the door with an assault rifle. There was no obvious criminal activity occurring and there was no armored truck picking up cash from a business there. Is this normal now for the police to stand on the street with assault rifles? I like the police presence, but unless it's a SWAT raid, why in the hell do they need assault rifles? Maybe it's silly to be more concerned about an assault rifle than a standard police revolver, but I found it very unsettling.

  • DK, it doesn't really matter the situation or how fast the officer thinks. 5.56 is a powerful, high velocity round, its going to keep going after it hits someone and will likely still have enough force to go through a wall. Stray rounds are going to be a nightmare. Any...

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    DK, it doesn't really matter the situation or how fast the officer thinks. 5.56 is a powerful, high velocity round, its going to keep going after it hits someone and will likely still have enough force to go through a wall. Stray rounds are going to be a nightmare. Any of the standard handguns CPD carries are going to have 15+ rounds in the magazine and aren't going to be nearly as likely to injure bystanders in a busy, densely populated urban area. No cop has any business carrying a rifle unless he's going into a situation where he knows a suspect is going to have body armor, its just irresponsible.

    Lets hope this idiot doesn't run into a situation where he needs to "think fast" because someone is going to get hurt and then the city is going to lose a lawsuit.

  • William,
    You make a lot of assumptions. You don't know his/her training, skill, experience, load and caliber, etc. in light of attacks on military and police, their job is even more dangerous. Plus, to call them idiots make you sound idiotic.

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR TENANT BUILD OUT OF 2800 SF SPACE FOR A NEW AT&T CELLULAR STORE. INCLUDING, ARCHITECTURAL, PLUMBING, ELECTRICAL, VENTILATION AND REFRIGERATION AND MINOR STRUCTURAL (OPENING IN A LOAD BEARING WALL)

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29 hours ago

Three New Businesses Transforming Andersonville’s Busiest Intersections

The corners of two of Andersonvilles’s busiest intersections on Foster between Clark and Ashland are buzzing with new businesses that are all opening soon. Sitting vacant for a while now, Nelson Funeral Home at Foster/Ashland and both Vitamin Outlet and Icosium Cafe at Foster/Clark have left people wondering when these prime local spaces would be […]

2 days ago

Updated 32 hours ago

Possible shooting between Broadway and Sheridan near Thorndale?

Anyone hear seven or so loud pops around 7:50 or so tonight? I did from atop a condo here at around the 5800 North block of Sheridan and then saw cops cars swarming up and down all the local streets in between about 4 minutes later.

Anyways, let us know if you heard/saw anything. Stay safe out there folks!

2 days ago

Updated 32 hours ago

Lost Cat

Please help me find my missing cat! I had to give her to an acquaintance due to having to move. Her new home was on North Kenmore. Please share/bump/ask your friends/neighbors. I currently live in Elgin and am driving down to check the shelters but am having absolutely no luck. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated...

-Julia

  • My neighbor saw a cat that looked like yours on our back porch on October 1st. I assume yours has not been missing that long? We're near Howard & Sheridan, which would be pretty far for her to travel. In addition to the shelters, contact any neighborhood vets and groomers as they might hear about strays also. Best of luck! Will keep a lookout.

  • jlee250 Friendly Neighbor

    Zoe has been missing since October 17th. I've called all the shelters. Hope she turns up soon. Thank you all!

3 days ago

Updated 33 hours ago

Senior Scam?

I got a call this a.m. from "Customer Care" 847-592-8547. The person who could barely speak English said I might be eligible, he could not pronounce this word, for a lower elec. rate. I asked who he was calling for, he replied that represented a number of utility companys. I asked what country he was calling from, his answer Phil. PA. I asked to speak to someone who spoke "American English, he ignored me. Well, needless to say the conversation was short. The DO Not Call List does not work. I find it hard to believe that a legitimate company would have telemarketers who can barely speak the language of the land making these types of calls.

  • I just now got a call from that number too, but I didn't answer and they didn't leave a message. The number is blocked now...

  • I've received calls from this number for months. Then there's "wireless caller," "cellular call," "toll free call," "service department," "asia pacific," and various calls that just list a state name. I don't answer. If someone calls for a legitimate reason they can leave a message.

  • chrisfinn bornagain chicagoan

    I am with you Verena. I have a small list of TN's including ones from NY, Atlanta GA, market probe, & test. I am used to ignoring ringing phones but it drives my hubby crazy he thinks they are out to annoy him.

33 hours ago

Lost prescription glasses (2)

I lost my prescription glasses last Saturday in Andersonville. They were together in a red leather glasses case. I had dinner at Calo and shopped at Alamo and Presence and all places in between. Please let me know if you have found them.

35 hours ago

Edgewater Shooting Last Night On Winthrop

The relatively quiet streets in Edgewater over the last couple months were shattered with a shooting last night according to Chicago Police. The shooting occurred at 7:50pm Tuesday evening on the 5900 block of N. Winthrop Ave. The victim was a 27-year-old male who was shot in the back and left leg. The man was taken […]

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KNL Gym

Does anyone know if there is free WiFi?

Oct 23

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Electrician

Hi,
I need a licensed and insured electrician to put up some lights in my condo. Does anyone have a recommendation for someone who is reasonable and dependable?

  • Northshore Electric
    8107 Ridgeway Avenue
    Skokie, IL 60076
    (847) 869-0606
    Very professional - gives estimates and is dependable - I was very pleased with their work - these are licensed electricians that know their trade.

  • I've used Kevin from Restoration Electric, who brought my building up to code. Thorough and professional. (773) 334-WIRE (9473) They have a website: http://www.restorationelectric.com/

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Free Sleeper Sofa

Good Morning, I have a very nice sleeper sofa. I don't have room for it anymore. I am happy to give it to a good home. It is clean and in great condition. Please contact me about coming to see it and pick it up. I want it out of my place by Tuesday. Thanks!

  • Ricky Coogin North Andersonville

    Yvonne - If you're looking for a couch, check out Brown Elephant on Clark...they usually have a selection at good prices. I got mine for something like $30.

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2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Did anyone see the stange lights on the purple/gold building on Catalpa between Winthrop & Broadway?

It was as if someone had a spotlight, doing hand shadows....

2 days ago

Raven Theatre Plans For the Future With New Renovations

Raven has been a mainstay in the Edgewater theater community for the past 15 years. Only in the last 18 months or so has it been under the leadership of Kelly Strickland as its executive director. Kelli is not new to the area or the community as she was on the faculty of Loyola University […]

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

New to Everyblock (and Andersonville, too!)

Hi. We are relatively new to the neighborhood, living just off Clark in a walk-up on Rascher. I'm wondering if there are designated trick or treating hours and/or routes. If so, what, where and how many kids should we reasonably be prepared for?

  • Julia Z-N Andersonville Dog Mama

    On Halloween Trick or treating is after school through 8pm,though I still give out goodies to polite kids until about 9. The area from Magnolia to Glenwood,Bryn Mawr to foster is trick or treat heaven with sometimes over a thousand kids on Halloween depending on the weather. I'm on Berwyn...

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    On Halloween Trick or treating is after school through 8pm,though I still give out goodies to polite kids until about 9. The area from Magnolia to Glenwood,Bryn Mawr to foster is trick or treat heaven with sometimes over a thousand kids on Halloween depending on the weather. I'm on Berwyn just east of Clark,where we tend to sit on our steps in good weather to catch the kids going by to the above area. Stop by, Everybody on this block usually participates. Boo! If there is a lit pumpkin it's the right place.

  • I'm in the same area as Verena and in 7 years we have never had anyone. My understanding from those with is kids is that they get their fill during the Clark street fest the Saturday before.

    There seems to be a bigger draw to the Lakewood/Balmoral area as there are more homes with children. Some very interesting posts in the past on EB with residents complaining that people from outside the area come there.

2 days ago

Weekly Update from Your Alderman – October 24, 2014

Peirce Elementary School (1423 W. Bryn Mawr) open house is on Friday, November 21st!  Presentation starts at 8:30 am and tour of the school from 9am -10 am. For more info or to RSVP send email to: peirceopenhouse@gmail.com or Click here.

October 25 from 12-1:30pm, Chicago Friends School Garden (Thorndale and Magnolia)

10am- Gather at Peirce School Playground (1400 W. Gregory) for fun activities provided by Dream Big Performing Arts and other local artists

#2 Donate candy: bring to the Alderman’s Office (5533 N. Broadway) between Tuesday, October 14 and Friday, October 24

Halloween event for children between the ages of 0-5 years. Taking place at Edgewater Branch 6000 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60660 on October 31, 9:30-11:30am. Call 312-742-1945 for registration info or email edgewater@chipublib.org.

Registration starts at 11:30 am at Alley Cat Comics, 5304 North Clark – Rear. Costume contest winners will be announced at 4:00pm (must be present to win). Over 85 participating retailers!

Pasteur, 5525 North Broadway, will host Chefs Care for Real Thursday, November 13. 20% off all proceeds from the...

Ascension Dance hosts classes at Unity Lutheran, Balmoral & Magnolia

Broadway Armory (5917 N. Broadway)

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...seminar for women on Wednesday, November 19 at 6:00pm at the 24th District (Auditorium), 6464 N. Clark Street. Please call the 24th District for more information at 312-744-6321. Click here for...

Marine Dr. & Margate Ter. Intersection Improvement Project All barricades should be removed and the road should be open by end of business today. Punch list items to follow.

...substances) also can be brought to the city’s Household Chemicals & Computer Recycling Facility at 1150 N. North Branch Street...

...Union Church in Hinsdale) and Saturday, November 8, 7:30pm (at St. Peter’s Episcopal, 621 W. Belmont) performances will benefit Care for Real! To purchase tickets and find out more about this...

Thursday, Nov. 27, 8am, at 1420 W. Granville

...coats (all sizes needed), boots, sweaters, socks, scarves, hats and mittens at Care for Real, 5339 North Sheridan Rd., Mon.-Fri 9:00am-3:45pm and Saturdays, 9:00am-1:00pm. Contact Lyle at...

6228 N. Broadway parking lot

Meet at the Swedish Museum (5211 N. Clark)

Heartland Health Center (1300 W. Devon)

1145 W. Wilson Ave, Chicago 60640 (Truman College).

Nov. 1, 6pm-10pm, 4046 W. Armitage

5959 N. Sheridan Rd.

CMSS: History of Comedy Friday, November 7th at 7pm (1415 W. Foster) Saturday, November 8th at 2pm (2720 W. Foster)Click here for more information

CMSS: History of Comedy Friday, November 7th at 7pm (1415 W. Foster) Saturday, November 8th at 2pm (2720 W. Foster)Click here for more information

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Ice Hockey?

Canadian ice hockey player (defense) who has recently moved to Andersonville is looking for a team to join. Any neighbors out there who can help with connections?

  • Thanks! We appreciate the help& feedback. The player is a 39 y/o male (guess which one of us, ha) and I'd say the level is probably intermediate.

  • Adult leagues at johnnys ice in the west loop or McFetridge which is part of Chicago Park District on California just S of Irving Park. As mentioned there is also mens leagues at Weber Center in Skokie. That is an easier rink than Johnnys to get to from Andersonville

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Wood Floor Repair

Hey there... Does anybody have the name of a carpenter or floor guy that could take a look at my kitchen wood floor. There is a soft spot in a certain area that I'm not sure what the cause is and I want to have somebody give me an idea and maybe a quote. Thanks!

  • jdowling Buena Park

    Throw in a couple wood screws in the soft spot and tack the flooring back down.

  • d3 NOH

    a guy named Edwardo who didn't speak English, I txted him back and forth and his son would transpose... do you know any real estate agents? They're good for "floor people" -- I would never use an online search to find this type of work in Chicago. He did an...

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    a guy named Edwardo who didn't speak English, I txted him back and forth and his son would transpose... do you know any real estate agents? They're good for "floor people" -- I would never use an online search to find this type of work in Chicago. He did an amazing job, I'll see if I can find his #. It was the only part of my reno I GCed myself and my own GC wanted to hire him for other jobs. That was somewhere around 160-175 SF and the demo work was done and I did the sub-floor. The "clear grade" (no knots in wood, and possibly longer boards themselves) was $1-2 more /SF than standard grade that most use these days.

    Though I guess that's 8.ish SF so maybe it's not terrible given you have demo work and sub-floors. It just sounds like a lot. You're sure your joists themselves are OK too?

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