26 min ago

Horner Park - Southeastern Quad

Hi Neighbors. Does anyone know what's going on there? Yesterday they put up fencing poles (photo attached) around an approximate 300 square yard area, along with a wood chip path along the southern edge. Hopefully it's a dog park.

39 hours ago

Updated 36 min ago

  • J*o*s*h Engineer on Wrightwood

    And don't forget Lyft! Drivers are generally nicer than Uber. Either are miles above cabbies though.

    Don't support a corrupt institution! Ditch the cabs.

    If you haven't used Lyft before, here's a link to a code that will get you your first ride free up to $25: http://lyft.com/invited/JOSH1979 (this is not a soliciation or an advertisement as I do not work for Lyft. I just like the service).

  • Jim Douglas Community resident for 18 years

    Josh you work for Lyft! Who you kidding. I also drive for them and love it! And I have water and snacks.

2 hours ago

Updated 40 min ago

Good breakfast places??

I'm new the the area and one of my favorite things is a good breakfast. Id love to hear anyone's favorite spots. Nothing fancy, just good ole home style joints are what I prefer.

  • We love Tiztal Cafe on Clark (4600 block). Very unassuming, but the Chilaquiles, Chorizo Scramble and Outmeal Shake are excellent. They also have a fresh fruit bar for great juice and smoothies. Affordable too.

  • Nothing fancy - Golden Nugget on Lawrence

4 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Cleaning Service?

Does anyone have one they would like to recommend? We kinda got burned on the last one we tried.

  • for two years we have used a company called ana's maids (unrelated to my name). their scheduling is smooth; the fees are reasonable; the service is polite; they provide the supplies; and they send over 2-3 cleaners each time. highly recommend.

  • We use Simple Spaces. They use all natural cleaning supplies which is nice since we have small kids crawling around the floor. They are local (owner lives in Ravenswood) and we are very happy with them. http://simplespaceschicago.wordpress.com/

22 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Lincoln Square area infant care - recommendation request

Hey guys,

Does anyone have a recommendation for a local day care that will take infants 3 months and up?

Thanks so much

  • Sabrina, Ravenswood Ravenswood homeowner circa 2012

    Tiny Giants is opening on Clark and Leland in October 2014.

  • Kids Work and Kids Work Too (same owners) at Addison and Rockwell have been great! Often a long waitlist, but we've been there through the infant and toddler rooms and been very happy with both. We love that they spend plenty of time outside every day, even for the littlest ones.

2 hours ago

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21 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

What just flew overhead?

It looked like some sort of military plane or helicopter. Didn't get a good look at it. My whole house was rattling!

26 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Bathroom installation

My wife and I decided to hold off on complete bath remodel at this juncture and decided to just replace sink and toilet in an upstairs bath.Was wondering if anyone was aware of a good installer in the aware or maybe not in the area.

Thank you in advance

10 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Car Alarm?

There's been a loud car alarm intermittently going off for about three hours now. This is getting a bit ridiculous. Is there someone I could call about this or does anyone know what's going on?

5 hours ago

5 days ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Who the hell farted by River Park?

Just a brutal smell emanating from the river.

  • Also, it seems the magic words are "strong sewage smell" when you call to report it.

  • Oh thank you! I was beginning to think I was going crazy (which I suppose is always possible anyway). The past two mornings while driving to work I kept thinking that I must have stepped in dog poop. Both mornings I actually pulled over to check my shoes (very near the river). Then I worried that something might have died inside my car's engine because it smelled so bad. I will definitely report it next time I smell it.

8 hours ago

Transfiguration of our Lord Catholic Church

Does anyone know what is actually going to happen to the church, I heard that they need to raise $1.6 million if they are going to stay open.

43 hours ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Take over Lincoln Square Athletic Club Membership

Hello! I'm looking for someone to take over my gym membership at Lincoln Square Athletic Club. I have a monthly contract that expires on 7/31/2015, so 10 months left on the contract. The monthly rate is $79/month. (They offer a discount if you work at a non-proft). LSAC is an awesome gym but I can no longer afford it. The only way to get out of my contract is by moving far away or having someone else take over the...

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Hello! I'm looking for someone to take over my gym membership at Lincoln Square Athletic Club. I have a monthly contract that expires on 7/31/2015, so 10 months left on the contract. The monthly rate is $79/month. (They offer a discount if you work at a non-proft). LSAC is an awesome gym but I can no longer afford it. The only way to get out of my contract is by moving far away or having someone else take over the membership.

With the membership you can take as many group classes as you'd like (yoga, pilates, spinning, TRX and more!) and of course work out on your own. There is even a pool! Their facilities are very clean, well taken care of and has friendly staff.

Here's their website: http://chicagoathleticclubs.com/locations/lincoln-square/

Ideally I'd like someone to take over the membership ASAP. Please send me an email and we can set up a time to meet at LSAC. Thanks!

  • In addition to shorter time commitment there would be NO enrollment fee which is $150. Great deal!

  • SpamAlert Spamophobic

    I'll take it if you pay me $948 cash. Deal?

45 hours ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Car accident????

What the heck is going on near montrose and ashland! I am just trying to get home and everything is closed off... Even the ALLEYS are jammed with cars. Was there an accident or are they filming something??

  • Yah, I thought it was kind of ridiculous they still had the sidewalks on Ashland still blocked off at 6 pm when the accident happened five hours previously. There was no reason for that and by that time NOTHING was going on...just some cops wandering around the flipped over SUV....

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    Yah, I thought it was kind of ridiculous they still had the sidewalks on Ashland still blocked off at 6 pm when the accident happened five hours previously. There was no reason for that and by that time NOTHING was going on...just some cops wandering around the flipped over SUV. So dumb and then yes, when I trudged to the train at 5:30 am this morning there was tons of glass still all over the road. Ridiculous! Looks like CFD used their time wisely. Good thing they blocked off Ashland and Montrose for so long to get that whole mess cleaned up. Well done, CFD!

  • Rachel writer, indexer, editor, researcher

    They're also doing roadwork on Ashland between Montrose and Lawrence; the northbound lane is completely closed. I would imagine that didn't help.

Sep 12

Updated 17 hours ago

Chalanger For Alderman Pawar???!!???

I am SO disappointed & disgusted by the so called Lawrence Avenue Street Scape!! Why don't we call it the Lawrence Avenue TRAFFIC NIGHTMARE??!!? Is ANYONE running against Alderman Pawar?? ANYONE??!!??

  • The Crusty Pirate Old crotchety pirate captain (retired)

    @ Shawn:
    "Anybody who thinks the streetscape was built so that the people living near it could realize 100% profits on their real estate doesn't understand real estate or urban planning."

    Please elaborate. Since I do live in the vicinity and I do care about the subject I'd like to read your opinions on the subject in more detail - with rough projections on the effects to real estate hyper-locally.

  • Julie-audubon mom, MBA, coffee nut, political junkie

    Looks like Mark and his hyperbole flew back to Schulterland.

3 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Group Flashing Gang Signs on 09/27/2014

As I was driving north on Wolcott early this morning around 4AM, I notice a group of 3 to 5 young men standing in the west side alley just south of Warner. As I drove closer one of the men ran out into the street flashing a gang sign. My friend who drove past about a minute later said the men yelled something at him. I called 911 and reported it.

  • Thanks for all the info--what's Lucky's?

  • Luckys is a little grocery store on Lincoln next to the currency exchange. The kids hang out there after school.

24 hours ago

FYI for pet owners.

This Saturday, 10/4, is the feast of St. Francis, patron saint of animals. St. Mathias Catholic church is having a Blessing of Pets at 11am, in their courtyard at Ainslie & Oakley.

See you there.

3 days ago

Updated 25 hours ago

Did anyone happen to get the details on what happened at

Lincoln and Addison last night around 7:30? I saw ambulance, fire truck and police. Looked like they were removing a bicycle from the roadway and someone was on the ground. I really, really hope the person is okay.

  • Neighborly1~ Values community.

    Mitzi, Could you clarify where this happened on Addison? Between Rockwell and what street? Thanks

  • Western. It was in front of Lane during the homecoming game, but students were not involved.

26 hours ago

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2 days ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Last minute move out cleaners?

I need a move out cleaner for tomorrow afternoon. Has anyone had any luck with last minute requests? Maid for Chicago had a slot, but it got filled before I could call back. Same with E&K cleaning, Spar-Kleen, and a few others.

46 hours ago

Updated 27 hours ago

What was that?

I just saw 2 or 3 military planes fly VERY low over my building that is near Lincoln and Foster? Scared the poop out of me since they were so low and I didn't hear them until they were right near my place. What was that? Is the President in town this weekend or was this something else? I thought that it may very well be a presidential escort. I can't recall them ever flying over my place in the past so I was wondering if it was something else.

  • BerkeleyGirl Winnemac Park

    Could not have been the President... Last night, he was hosting a State dinner at the White House for the Prime Minister of India.

  • Gina M Lincoln Square Resident

    Perhaps it was the military practicing? I hear that president Obama, Michelle, and Hillary are all supposed to be in and out of town over the next couple of weeks.

42 hours ago

Updated 29 hours ago

Laughing Bird Closed

Saw this article.. Laughing Bird has closed after five months. Apparently "an online message posted Sunday read: "After 5 wonderful months in Lincoln Square, the owners of Laughing Bird have received a generous offer on the business and location...and, have decided to take it!"

" http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140929/lincoln-square/laughing-bird-closes-less-than-six-months-after-opening

  • Neighborly1~ Values community.

    So weird. I wonder what will be opening there now.

  • A bold gamble that sadly didn't quite work.

  • Jill 38 years in Chicago, 19 in North Center

    I thought it was odd that it was closed Sunday evening. I had eaten there once; food was good but overpriced, I thought.

6 days ago

Updated 38 hours ago

Everyblock vs Nextdoor in Ravenswood

I have my favorite but would like to hear what peeps up in Ravenswood think.

If you could only use one, which would you choose? ...and why? Which do you find to be more informative, to have better features, community outreach, support etc? ...or is there another social neighborhood network you prefer to use? ie Facebook, Yahoo Groups, Foursquare

To help compare, i put together a chart:
http://w11.zetaboards.com/InsideNextdoor/topic/10057749/2/#new

For those who are not familiar with ND, but curious, here's an invite link:
https://nextdoor.com/invite/uncptzzbfxscgxxppmuw

41 hours ago

Sep 10

Updated 46 hours ago

Found male gray tabby w white socks, Western & Irving

A sweet, LOUD male, gray tabby with white socks has been hanging around our neighborhood near Revere Park area Western/Irving for about a week, since early Sept. He has no collar, no tags and our vet found no chip. He's not neutered or declawed, but his claws are very worn. This is a very friendly cat - it seems like he must have been someone's pet. I feed him when he comes around, and he wants to come in, but...

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A sweet, LOUD male, gray tabby with white socks has been hanging around our neighborhood near Revere Park area Western/Irving for about a week, since early Sept. He has no collar, no tags and our vet found no chip. He's not neutered or declawed, but his claws are very worn. This is a very friendly cat - it seems like he must have been someone's pet. I feed him when he comes around, and he wants to come in, but doesn't want to stay. He's a little bit of a neighborhood nuisance because he mrowls on everyone's porches at night. If he's yours, or you'd like him, email me at kleckron@gmail.com. I can try to catch him again and return him to you, otherwise I'll catch him this weekend and take him to PAWS.

  • Well , nobody came forward to claim him. After a couple weeks of feeding him and providing a sleeping box on the porch, we delivered him to the Animal Welfare League shelter today. They accept strays and are a no-kill shelter, with no wait list. Hopefully they can help him find a forever home, and he'll not be out to fend for himself as the weather gets colder.

  • Kristine Cloud 30 year resident of North Center

    I'm glad he's safe and out of the soon-to-be cold. Thanks, Kristen, for taking care of this little guy!

Sep 21

Updated 46 hours ago

Brunch in Lincoln Square / Albany Park area?

We just moved to the area and are looking for a good place for brunch (without a long wait) in Lincoln Square / Albany Park area. Anyone have any suggestions?

  • Thanks everyone, great suggestions! I can't wait to try them out. We also went to brunch at Gather on Lincoln where we sat at the "Kitchen Counter." It was fun to sit at the counter and watch them make and plate all the meals.

  • Rob S. Albany Park resident, condo owner. Dog owner.

    We tried the brunch at Gideon Welles on Sunday, and really enjoyed it!

Sep 21

Updated 2 days ago

Flat Rate Car Service to Midway

Hi. Does anyone have any recommendations on an affordable flat-rate car service to Midway from Lincoln Square? I can't convince my wife to take the EL and I'm worried a cab might be crazy as we're going to the airport during rush hour...

  • JW in Lincoln Square 35 year city resident

    Uber is cheap if you use Uber X or Uber Taxi. Avoid the Black Car service. They are way more $$ than if you called a private car service and booked it. I use Chicago Private Car. Most of the cars are nice, though you're not always getting a brand new Lincoln. Still, you can specify a pick up time and they tend to drive better than cabbies.

  • You can use uberx to go to the airport but only uber black can pickup from the airport.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Peace and Quiet

I feel bad for those people who are caught up in the airport bedlam after the fire, but MAN, it's so nice not to have airplanes loudly flying overhead day and night. Ahhhh. Nice and quiet! What a huge difference.

  • nkot, I don't think they do. But at the last meeting there were so many people that showed up to protest the noise and to demand a new environmental impact report, they had to put the overflow into another room. So their next meeting will be at a bigger venue - Rosewood Banquets. Irena S is right though - we need to keep up the pressure on the elected officials, particularly the mayor who has been silent on this issue.

  • Thank you for the info, HofTroy! My understanding from the one Trib article (http://my.chicagotribune.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-80865206/) was that the mayor was a supporter of adding at least some noise monitors in order to assess the real situation. I don't think there have been any monitors east of #5 at 6314 W. Rosedale...

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    Thank you for the info, HofTroy! My understanding from the one Trib article (http://my.chicagotribune.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-80865206/) was that the mayor was a supporter of adding at least some noise monitors in order to assess the real situation. I don't think there have been any monitors east of #5 at 6314 W. Rosedale Avenue (approximately Nagle & Peterson: http://www.oharenoise.org/PDFs/noise_monitors/2014/5_ORD%20Permanent_noise_monitor_locations_with_flight_paths.pdf).

    It's surprising to me, though, that even with the new monitors, there won't be any east of the 40th ward. Ever more people live under the flight paths (many in highrises) as you approach the lakefront and there's more pavement, which compounds noise.

    And then there is the question of the lakefront as a natural environment. Last weekend I was at Montrose Point Migratory Bird Sanctuary (a significant Natural Areas Inventory site) and was just amazed at how loud the planes were passing over the sanctuary.

2 days ago

Lost Kindle

I've lost my Kindle Paperwhite. Thought I had thrown it in my purse, but now suspect that I must have left it on one of the new picnic tables at the McPherson playground on Saturday morning. Any chance a kind neighbor picked it up? Many thanks...

2 days ago

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Sep 20

Updated 2 days ago

Beans and bagels chef

I saw a post on the Beans and bagels page that their pastry chef was injured in an attack on Rockwell but no details were given - anyone know what happened?

  • Catbus Philosopher, Third-Class

    Guys, if I want to read comments from thin-skinned trolls going back-and-forth with each other endlessly, I'll read a thread from Rogers Park. Keep Lincoln Square civil.

  • "Was Martin arguing with this man with his back turned to him ?" Man I hope so since the guy was pissing on the building, then he got jumped from behind. It's not rocket science to understand why he had no description.

Sep 10

Updated 2 days ago

Found, male gray tabby, Western & Irving

A sweet, LOUD male, gray tabby with four white socks has been hanging around our neighborhood near Revere Park, Western/Irving area, since early Sept. He has no collar, no tags and our vet found no chip. He's not neutered or declawed, but claws are very worn. Sweet, friendly cat - must have been someone's pet. I feed him and he wants in, but won't stay. He's a bit of a neighborhood nuisance because he's so loud. If he's yours or you want him, claim him at kleckron@gmail.com. Otherwise I will catch him & take him to PAWS this weekend.

  • Nobody claimed the little guy, so after taking care of him and looking for the owner, we delivered him to Animal Welfare League today - they take strays, no wait list, and they're a no kill shelter.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

KEYS FOUND BY LINCOLN LANES/HARDWARE STORE AT 8PM 9/26

Blue key chain with the number "157" on it. The keys have indicators on them. PM with the indicators and we will get your keys back to you.

  • LStone Western and Lawrence

    No takers on the keys. I put them in an envelope and brought them to Chicago Police District 20 located at 5400 N. Lincoln Avenue. Hopefully the keys will find their owner.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Looking for an independent agent for a ton of insurance...

mostly homeowners, umbrella, etc. Would prefer to buy from a local in NC, RV or nearby.

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3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Lights Back in Winnemac Park

Arriving home this evening, just after midnight, I noticed that the walking path through Winnemac Park, between Damen and Leavitt, was very well lit. Is this a result of last week's mugging? If so, it seems something good came out of it. I don't recall the lights being on that late in quite some time. In fact, a couple of years ago, I walked home at midnight from Ravenswood Metra, post-Ravinia, and all the lights were out.

  • Neighbors, lets keep an eye out in this park. Report suspicious activity and anything that may seem strange. Let's send the bad guys a message that we're watching them. I grew up in this park and it has transformed into a beautiful space. Let's not let them take it over. Just be safe and take care.

Sep 04

Updated 3 days ago

Dog Attack

I wanted to post about this in case anyone has had a similar experience. My husband and I were walking our 6 month old puppy one day and an owner and his pit bull mix (grey and white) was standing outside our gate. We were on Wolcott Ave. The dog jumped and bit our dog on the face and wouldn't let go. The owner acted like this has happened more than once and our dog had a swollen mouth for...

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I wanted to post about this in case anyone has had a similar experience. My husband and I were walking our 6 month old puppy one day and an owner and his pit bull mix (grey and white) was standing outside our gate. We were on Wolcott Ave. The dog jumped and bit our dog on the face and wouldn't let go. The owner acted like this has happened more than once and our dog had a swollen mouth for a few days and now has scarring / scabbing. We were so upset that we tried to get away and didn't get the person's name/number. We had never seen them on our street/neighborhood before but if anyone seems them please be careful. The guy did say afterword that the dog was not friendly. We are not sure why he was even walking the dog in public. If you see them or know who they are we would love to get their information for our dog's sake.

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Drug bust?

Across from core power on Lawrence? Hmm

  • Do tell.

  • My husband was pretty sure he saw a hooker get picked up by some guy on the corner by Subway earlier tonight. A woman asked him for 30 cents and then a minute later some guy pulled up and spoke with her for a minute before she got into his car and they drove away. I suppose there could be other explanations, but none of them are coming to mind.

  • There were about 5 or so cop vehicles outside one of the houses across from that little plaza with core power/Pizza Hut and whatever else. When I walked out of the European bistro next door 8+ cops were walking out of the house across the street, seemingly disappointed. Once all of the cops were out the person in the house closed the door and shut allllll of the lights off. Maybe they were looking for someone?

3 days ago

Loud teens in Waters Elementary

Hi, last night around midnight, 12:30, there were what sounded to be a handful of teens on the field at Waters Elementary. I live across the street and could hear them fairly clearly. I imagine they were there earlier than midnight, I just noticed them around that time. (It seemed like their voices were echoing between the buildings on Campbell and Maplewood). Anyone else hear this?

I considered calling the police, but thought better of it, as other than being...

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Hi, last night around midnight, 12:30, there were what sounded to be a handful of teens on the field at Waters Elementary. I live across the street and could hear them fairly clearly. I imagine they were there earlier than midnight, I just noticed them around that time. (It seemed like their voices were echoing between the buildings on Campbell and Maplewood). Anyone else hear this?

I considered calling the police, but thought better of it, as other than being loud, they didn't seem to be doing anything else. I put this in the 'crime' category, but I'm not sure this qualifies as crime, more so just activity that has the potential to go south under certain circumstances.

I'm actually surprised there's not more noise from Waters. The benches and field there are largely hidden from the street, so it would seem to be an ideal place for kids to gather.

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