15 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Helicopters

Does anyone know what's up with the constant helicopters flying over Andersonville?

14 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Employment for high school students

I'm a high school teacher working closely with Juniors and Seniors this year (16-18 year olds) and am hoping to help them find after school jobs. Though we've only known each other for a little over two weeks, I've been incredibly impressed by the maturity of my students and the potential they have. Many of their families are in need of financial support, and these students are hoping to help (and hopefully develop skills and an employment history that will help them in the long run).

Could anyone advise of places that might be hiring this season or in the near future? I'd be happy to write detailed and honest recommendations on their behalf.

  • DK Living and Playing in Chicago

    Try the fast food places in the area maybe? Or any food service.Hostessing would be good. Chicago parks might need help?

  • JeffHinkson Jeff - Crime watcher and avid Bridge player

    I know of a wonderful little maid service ran by two girls that could use some help!

  • The Chicago public library is now hiring library pages – the folks who put the books back up on the shelves among the many other things. This is a great 20 hour a week job for high school students and it may picque their interest in a career in libraries. They must go to the city of Chicago's website and apply.

Aug 04

Updated 2 hours ago

Paying it forward, $50 off Tuft and Needle Mattress

Hi everyone,

Just moved back to the neighborhood and bought a new foam mattress online from Tuft and Needle. They make them in California and don't use any flame retardant chemicals. It shipped for free, has a 30 day easy return policy (they actually donate the mattress) and I haven't slept so comfortably in years! I'm totally thrilled with the quality. And it wasn't very expensive!

Anyway, they have me a coupon for $50 off to share with friends so I just thought I'd share it unless anyone else was interested. :)

https://www.tuftandneedle.com/r/Ry7ZrJY7

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3 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Choppers?

Anyone know why we're under siege from helicopters? Last night for a while, too. Usually there's a clue if I check all the local news channels' and papers' websites. Really loud right now.

  • DK Living and Playing in Chicago

    Yea that helicopter did linger for awhile didn't it?

  • JeffHinkson Jeff - Crime watcher and avid Bridge player

    last night was definitely the longest I had heard them up there.

3 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Where do I live??

So - I'm moving to Rosemont & Glenwood - I know I'm in Edgewater, but what micro-neighborhood am I in? I thought it was Edgewater Glen...but the Edgewater Glen Association appears to cut off the border at Granville.

So where am I???

  • I agree with Larry about how Andersonville extends south of Foster. The sidewalks are stamped Andersonville all the way down to Argyle and the streets have the Andersonville signs on them. This area IS part of Andersonville...whether Andersonville has grown over the years or the Chamber just wants to have...

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    I agree with Larry about how Andersonville extends south of Foster. The sidewalks are stamped Andersonville all the way down to Argyle and the streets have the Andersonville signs on them. This area IS part of Andersonville...whether Andersonville has grown over the years or the Chamber just wants to have a larger area to manage. The area of Uptown south of Foster all the way down to Ainslie (the cemetery) is sometimes referred to as Andersonville Terrace. I kind of like that label a little more. It stands out and sounds a little fancy :) Boy Chicago is confusing!

  • DK Living and Playing in Chicago

    I think of it as how Wrigleyville is to Lakeview, a sub neighborhood.

2 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Scotland - Will They Stay or Will They Go? (Referendum Viewing)

Scotland is voting this coming Thursday on whether they should remain part of the United Kingdom or break away and become an independent nation. It is history making and very exciting! I am looking for a bar, pub, restaurant, or other establishment (living room?) that would be open early Thursday morning to watch the results roll in from Scotland's Referendum (I am perhaps foolishly presuming the BBC will be broadcasting this live). Obviously many establishments have community events when we...

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Scotland is voting this coming Thursday on whether they should remain part of the United Kingdom or break away and become an independent nation. It is history making and very exciting! I am looking for a bar, pub, restaurant, or other establishment (living room?) that would be open early Thursday morning to watch the results roll in from Scotland's Referendum (I am perhaps foolishly presuming the BBC will be broadcasting this live). Obviously many establishments have community events when we have this country's elections and many open early for soccer/football games, so is there possibly any place that is interested enough in Scotland's future to open early and sell me breakfast or alcohol where I can enjoy the camaraderie of others (who might also help make sense of the outcome)?

23 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Snow Removal

Does anyone know of a reliable snow removal service for a small 6 unit condo building?

  • Patch Landscaping on Ravenswood Ave - 773-262-7282

  • I recommend Mario's Landscaping very, very highly. Their email is
    mario@m-rlandscaping.com
    I have used them for 7 or 8 years. They remove the snow from sidewalk, walk to front door, back yard sidewalk, walk to garage, and entrance to garage at my Andersonville home. The guys have never missed or...

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    I recommend Mario's Landscaping very, very highly. Their email is
    mario@m-rlandscaping.com
    I have used them for 7 or 8 years. They remove the snow from sidewalk, walk to front door, back yard sidewalk, walk to garage, and entrance to garage at my Andersonville home. The guys have never missed or been unduly late a single time. Completely reliable and they do a thorough job. All this great service for a great price: for me and my lot size, it's a flat $500, payable in March, for the whole winter. If they have to come zero times or many, many, many times, it doesn't matter. A flat fee. I love it and haven't worried about snow removal in years.
    Jerry

13 hours ago

Chicago Market Info Sessions Thursday and Saturday at Swedish American Museum Center

Chicago Market, a new community-owned food co-op forming on the North Side, will be holding Information Sessions on Thursday, September 18 from 7 pm to 8.30 pm, and Saturday, September 20 from 10.30 am to noon at the Swedish American Museum Center at 5211 North Clark Street.

Come learn about the co-op, meet Chicago Market Steering Committee members and current Owners, and become a Founding Owner.

** RSVP for Thursday evening at http://www.chicagomarket.coop/info-session-september-18.
** RSVP for Saturday morning at http://www.chicagomarket.coop/info-session-september-20....

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Chicago Market, a new community-owned food co-op forming on the North Side, will be holding Information Sessions on Thursday, September 18 from 7 pm to 8.30 pm, and Saturday, September 20 from 10.30 am to noon at the Swedish American Museum Center at 5211 North Clark Street.

Come learn about the co-op, meet Chicago Market Steering Committee members and current Owners, and become a Founding Owner.

** RSVP for Thursday evening at http://www.chicagomarket.coop/info-session-september-18.
** RSVP for Saturday morning at http://www.chicagomarket.coop/info-session-september-20.

***

Chicago Market's #1000in100 Campaign for 1,000 Owners in 100 days is booming. We now have an incredible 466 Owners!

There are ONLY TWO MORE WEEKS left in our campaign. If you've been planning to become an Owner, thinking about it, or on the fence, time is running out!

** For more information, check out Momma Cuisine's wonderful blog post about Chicago Market at http://mommacuisine.com/2014/08/06/chicago-market-wants-to-change-the-way-you-shop-for-groceries/

** Read 10 Things Everybody Wants to Know About Chicago Market at: http://www.chicagomarket.coop/10_things_everybody_wants_to_know_about_chicago_market

** Hear our recent WBEZ interview on the Afternoon Shift with Monica Eng and Louisa Chu at https://soundcloud.com/afternoonshiftwbez/chewing-the-fat-icy-treats-desserts-and-food-co-ops

** Or listen to us talk with Patti Vasquez on the Pretty Late show on WGN recently: http://wgnradio.com/2014/08/28/8-26-14-full-show-podcast-chicago-market-co-op-state-senator-dan-kotowski-daphne-scott/

And last but NOT least: Please become a Founding Owner at www.chicagomarket.coop/join

We are deeply appreciative of the Chicago community for its ongoing support in our #1000in100 campaign to recruit 1,000 Owners in 100 days.

Best,
Greg Berlowitz
Project Lead, Steering Committee, Founder
Chicago Market - A Community Co-op
www.chicagomarket.coop
info@chicagomarket.coop

21 hours ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Parked car sideswiped on Balmoral east of Paulina

At about 2:20 this afternoon (Mon 9/15/14) I heard a crash outside, sounded like an automobile hit something. I saw a red SUV with gold bumpers driving east down the street, by then several houses away. I went outside and there was a lot of broken bits of auto in the street, and the black car parked in front of my house was sideswiped pretty severely. I have swept up most of the debris (there is debris from the SUV as well), it's sitting near the curb in front of the damaged vehicle.

I've not seen this car before, and I don't know who owns it, or I'd contact them directly.

  • Preeti Ravenswood Superstar since 2003

    If you have not done so already, you may want to leave a note on the windshield describing what you saw and the time. It will help them if their insurance company requires them to file a police report.

  • I met the owner a couple of hours ago. He called the police to file a report, and I was able to tell them all what I had heard. The police suspect that the driver of the offending vehicle was texting or otherwise on the phone when the incident occurred.

4 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

How are Edgewater Schools?

Just wondering from the parents whose children attend the schools around here-are they good schools? What has been your experience?

Sep 02

Updated 18 hours ago

Maid recommendations?

Can anyone recommend a reliable and good value maid service?

  • Joan M. Back in Lincoln Square and liking it.

    Hi CubsFan!

    I just wanted to say that 1.) this has to be the most, um, entertaining looking-for-cleaning-help thread I've ever seen on EB, hands down and 2.) if you enable the email function in your settings, you just might get recommendations via that channel from people who prefer not to post in the threads with personal details.

  • Yea... kind of made a left turn at one point. Not my intention believe me!!!! Thanks for the tip.

18 hours ago

23 hours ago

Updated 22 hours ago

Andersonville Becomes Wonderland and YOU Become Alice

Starting at the end of September and running through November, you may notice several white rabbits running through the neighborhood leading people through Wonderland, or as we refer to it, Andersonville. Our beloved community will transform and become a joyous and magical exploration through various local businesses that coincide with some of our favorite chapters from […]

  • Rachel The Becker I love food, but don't call me a "foodie"

    They should start selling magic mushrooms at the Andersonville Farmer's market in advance of this. Hehehehehe.

Aug 26

Updated 23 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.

23 hours ago

If you need an Interior Decorator - I highly recommend Adam Zollinger Interiors

If you're looking for an interior decorator I HIGHLY recommend Adam Zollinger Interiors. http://www.adamzollingerinteriors.com

Adam is very easy to work with and reasonable prices. He got to know us, our likes, dislikes, our sense of style (or lack there of LOL) and came up with the perfect items and colors for our house. We wouldn't have been able to get this place looking so good without him.

4 days ago

Updated 25 hours ago

Chicago Police

Have anger issues and the need to have sympathy? Blame the Chicago Police for your annoying behavior.

  • -BillDahl...I actually had my wrist broken by the police...but I deserved it. Maybe you should take a look at your actions and see if perhaps the police were acting justifiably. Over 20 experiences shows that you are obviously doing something to stand out.

  • Julia Z-N Andersonville Dog Mama

    I agree with Scott. Given your reference to cops as "oinkers" and having 20 unpleasant encounters,I'd have to say you're probably not citizen of the year,Mr. Dahl. I've come across a few less than helpful cops,but for the most part,they've been helpful and respectful and again-going to while I'm going away.

43 hours ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Found a lost dog

We found a lost dog on our backporch. He's medium in size, black with one white paw and very friendly. He appears to be sickly and old. If you're missing this dog, please let us know. He was found in 1400 block of Rosemont Ave.

  • KandD Rogers Park native, third generation

    he's adorable -- hope his owner both wants him and is looking for him. what makes you think he is sickly?

  • Ev

    I think I've seen this boy listed as lost prior on lostdogsillinois.org Can't find the post right now but you might want to check their facebook page and post his picture there: https://www.facebook.com/LostDogsIllinois?hc_location=timeline

  • Thanks for the help everyone, the owner got in touch with us last night so all is well!

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2 days ago

Updated 36 hours ago

Awning over the side door of my Georgian brick house is falling off...

I never thought of shaking snow off the awning over my side door and the snowfall last winter brought part of it down. It is hanging on by a thread. I worry that it will fall on my head or children's head this winter.

Know anyone who repairs these things? Looks like some huge bolts came out of the brick too .. I don't even know where to begin this project.

  • Seth Captain Real estate agent with a Conscience & a Lollipop

    This is the website to a guy I know that makes a variety of awnings. Extremely reliable and professional, and honest. Not sure if he does repairs, but worth calling to get some info or direction: His name is Michael, site: arkelproducts.us

4 days ago

Updated 47 hours ago

Drum lessons for preschoolers?

my almost five year olds wants to learn to play the drums. any ideas?

alternatively, does anyone track piano using the suzuki (?) method?

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Digital Flyer for the Edewater Arts Fest?

Wanted to see where I can get a digital flyer to upload. If anyone can provide a link here would be greatly appreciated I want to be able to spread the word :-)

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

lost cat

Our cat slipped out of the house on Saturday 9/13. We live near Gethsemane. He is an all gray neutered male. He should have collar. Please email me if you have seen him

  • I may have seen him yesterday morning in the alley between Balmoral and Rascher in the 1400 block. I didn't notice a collar but thought it was odd since I hadn't seen any strays all Summer.

  • Lost cat was found:)

  • Awesome news ! Thank god .

2 days ago

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2 days ago

  • Leveled Books for Guided Reading!

    Ms. Fane is asking for $470.48:
    My students need 13 sets of high interest leveled books for guided reading, including series books such as Stink, Ivy + Bean, Fly Guy, and Cam Jansen.
    Peirce International Studies Elementary School Comment

2 days ago

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    EXISTING RESTAURANT RENOVATION, REPLACE BAR MILLWORK, REPAIR & REFINISH EXISTING WOOD & TILE FLOORING, REPLACEMENT OF CEILING TILES, REPLACEMENT OF EXISTING FIXTURES.REPLACE PLUMBING FIXTURES WITH ASSOCIATED PIPING SAE. REPLACE EXISTING STOREFRONT IN SAME OPENINGS. ALL WORK NONSTRUCTURAL. ALL WORK SAME AS EXISTING.

    5721 N. Clark St. Issued September 12, 2014 Comment
  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    GARAGE

    1442 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Issued September 12, 2014 Comment

3 days ago

Do you ‘Eat Clean’ Edgewater?

When people ask me how I coach my clients to eat, the term “clean eating” is the best way to describe it. I believe in bio-individuality, which is the concept that every person is unique and will thrive with a diet specific to them. However, there are certain principles in choosing your foods that are universal and […]

3 days ago

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3 days ago

  • 5 stars out of 5: m.henry on Yelp

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Walking Dogs Off Leash in NW Edgewater Glen

There seems to be a little upsurge in this along/around Glenwood, Rosemont, and Wayne.
A neighbor mentioned that she's having difficulty walking her dog who is leash aggressive because they are often surprised by dogs trotting down the street half a block or so ahead of their owners. I haven't had this experience recently, but I usually try to walk my dog when other people aren't out with theirs because mine is a rescue who is terrified by strangers.

Thoughts? Observations?

  • Mac I complain on EB on the regular.

    Not another nasty unleashed dog post?

  • Snappette Special Agent

    There are dog owners (not all... but IMHO too many do) that treat their four legged, furry freind, butt sniffing, poo eating, bad breathing, dog... as though they are children! God WTF is wrong with people! Leash the beasts and be considerate of the human race!

3 days ago

Smoking Bans Expand To Chicago Parks And Harbors

Following the lead of such cities as New York and Boston, Chicago now will permanently place smoking bans in city parks and harbors. The Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners unanimously voted Wednesday, Sept. 11 to the measure that takes place immediately. Previously,  it was only banned at playgrounds, beaches and Park District buildings, but now anti-smoking […]

Sep 08

Updated 4 days ago

Stolen Community Compost Program White Bins in Andersonville

I am using the ADC's community compost program with Urban Canopy. It is awesome expect for 1 thing - the bins we leave out for collection each week keep getting stolen. I have had 5 bins stolen over about a 6 month period, most recently today, always on a Monday when left out for collection.

They look like this, just basic white storage bins: http://thegreenurbanist.tumblr.com/post/63586776316/this-is-now-an-urban-composting-blog

The last 2 weeks the team collecting the bins had larger quantities taken from collection...

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I am using the ADC's community compost program with Urban Canopy. It is awesome expect for 1 thing - the bins we leave out for collection each week keep getting stolen. I have had 5 bins stolen over about a 6 month period, most recently today, always on a Monday when left out for collection.

They look like this, just basic white storage bins: http://thegreenurbanist.tumblr.com/post/63586776316/this-is-now-an-urban-composting-blog

The last 2 weeks the team collecting the bins had larger quantities taken from collection points and I'm sure the organization will implement something to reduce this on their end but my questions to you: has anyone witnessed people or salvage trucks with a lot of these bins? Insight into why people keep taking these? It's rather annoying and confusing.

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

  • Scottomac - there's no reason to post separately to Andersonville and Edgewater since Andersonville is contained within Edgewater (as far as EveryBlock is concerned). If you do, many people will see your post twice.

  • Thanks for the info Larry. I didn't know that. Apologies!

  • Hello Scottomac,

    I live in the neighborhood having moved here from New England a little over a year ago. I have a web development project I'd like to speak with you about. I reached out to you using the email address provided on the EdgeglenDily website.

    Look forward to hearing back - hopefully.

    Best of luck!

    Jim

4 days ago

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