3 hours ago

Aug 01

Updated 3 hours ago

Recent Mice Infestation in our Building

Just moved to the North Center this summer in the neighborhood that borders the river near Campbell and Pensacola, I was wondering if any other neighbors have had recent mice issues in their buildings or homes. My management company and veteran building neighbors say it is the first infestation they have seen. Several neighbors have moved out this month some due to the problem. Has anyone had any success with eradicating mice as a renter, if so any advise you can pass along about my rights or steps I can take to get the management company moving on fixing the problem.

  • Your landlord has to address an infestation by exterminating. If they are in the walls, the access point to the inside of the building needs to be identified and corrected.

  • Neighborly1~ Values community.

    Maripoix, can you tell me more about the flies that come with dead mice in the walls? Or maybe I can google it. I've had two times recently when there have been lots of flies indoors... but I couldn't figure out why they were there or where they came from...Really awful. Have not seen any mice but live in a large bldg.

29 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Class in Applied Metaphysics

Do you or someone you know want to be more self aware, productive, or feel more peace within?

This class will teach you how to focus your attention productivity so you can manifest your needs and desires. You will also be learning about dream interpretation, meditation, visualization and so much more!

Class starts this Thursday September 18th.
The class meets weekly on Thursdays from 7:30-10:30pm
5021 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, il 60641
Som.org

Please call the School of Medaphysics to register and for more information.
773-427-0155

Thank you,
Angela

  • I guess when you say metaphysics, you aren't talking about the branch of philosophy.

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    EBers: You asked for it. You got it!

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    Neighborhood News? Nope.

    As Angela says, "Seek ye first the kingdom of [EB Community Guidelines] and all else shall be added unto you."

    You are extra special. And you are loved!

8 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Police at montrose brownline

Anyone know why they were there around 6:15? They seemed to be searching for something along the metra tracks.

  • Shelly Lifelong suburbanite, now in South Lakeview.

    Somebody asked about it at work (cvs Irving/Lincoln). Thanks for already asking!

  • Neighborly1~ Values community.

    If anyone sees an article with more info on what happened, could you please post it? Thanks.

4 days ago

Updated 4 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??!!??

  • Catbus Philosopher, Third-Class

    Don't sign a petition for just anyone, since our election law allows you to sign only one nominating petition. If you sign more than one, worst-case scenario, all your signatures may be thrown out; best-case scenario, only the first one counts.

  • Paul Thompson, LincolnSquareInsider Welles Park Baseball coach, Realtor.

    Since this seems to be a exercise in free association, tear-downs in the area are going for 600-700K depending on lot size. If they ever get to a million, I will be selling.

37 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Gutter cleaning recommendations

We need to have our gutters cleaned and have leaf guards installed. Has anyone worked with a reasonably priced and trustworthy company? If so, please post your recommendation.

Thanks!!

10 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Dog trainer reco

Any recommendations for a trainer that's not too far from Lincoln Square OR do you know of any that do like 1 week boot camps that you send your dog to for intensive training?

7 hours ago

Italian Language Classes in Schools

Hi Everyone,

I'm new to the area and wondering if anyone knows of a local school with instruction in Italian? I'm having a hard time finding one.

Thanks!

8 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Advice on Electric

Just received a mailing from ComEd with option to switch to clean energy by signing the Clean Energy Option form. Has anyone switched? Do you think it's a good idea to sign up for electricity coming from renewable sources "like solar and wind." My initial thought is Yes! However, I made a switch with Peoples energy and tripled my bill. Any advice would be appreciated (regarding this). Thank you!

  • Damian Raszewski Ravenswood Photographer

    I've seen this offer from another provider as well, seems that's it's becoming more common. I think it's a great idea, but currently, the companies do charge you more for this option. Some apparently, charge more than others.
    It's not something I'm doing right now, but it's something to consider.

Sep 06

Updated 8 hours ago

Addison porch robbery

I called police Friday, about 2:00 p.m.
after witnessing a male, black, with short dread locks, about 20-25 years take a package off a neighbor's porch then walk east on Addison street. He hung out at the bus stop at Addison and Wolcott, let the bus pass by, then crossed the street to take the package. As far as I know he wasn't caught.

  • This has happened to us 3-4x in the year that we've lived in Roscoe Village and a couple of times, it's occurred within minutes of the UPS truck leaving. The truck must be followed.

  • ChiJen, that is exactly what is happening. These thieves track delivery trucks, knowing that they will leave packages in unsecured locations if no one answers the door. I avoid UPS deliveries if at all possible because of this. I've never had UPS do this.

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    ChiJen, that is exactly what is happening. These thieves track delivery trucks, knowing that they will leave packages in unsecured locations if no one answers the door. I avoid UPS deliveries if at all possible because of this. I've never had UPS do this.

    If you are having an item delivered by UPS delivery and suspect you will not be home to receive it, leave alternative instructions when you place your order for an item: "If no response at delivery address, please ring any apartment in bldg (or specify another apartment #)" or "If no response at delivery address, please deliver next door (give exact address)." I believe if you give an address close to yours, they will deliver as requested. At the very least, leave an instruction NOT to leave the delivery in an unsecured location.

10 hours ago

5 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

LA Fitness in Ravenswood or Athletic Club?

I am debating on joining the newer LA Fitness in Ravenswood or the Chicago Athletic Club, either Lincoln Park, Lakeview or Lincoln Square. Does anyone have input to this? My biggest thing is facilities and classes available.

39 hours ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Nightly disturbances in alley south of waveland, north of addison, between hamilton and hoyne.

Hi,

For the past 2 weeks or so, I have been woken up every night by very loud, seemingly deliberate noises (garbage bin shaking, metal screeching, pounding) coming from my alley. At first, they were consistently occurring at 4:30am. The past few nights, I have been hearing them anywhere between 2am and 4:30am.

Normally, these alleys are very quiet. These noises in the wee hours of the morning are easily the loudest during any hour in that area with the exception of maybe garbage and recycling pick up.

I would really appreciate any help.

Thanks!

  • This happened to me this morning at 4:30 AM. It was definitely not a raccoon. Someone was violently rummaging through the garbage can right outside my window. I'm on Waveland between Claremont and Oakley.

  • Audubon parent north center resident

    Ah ok. Did you read the other report of a guy on waveland and California, I believe, who videotaped a man breaking into his garage and yard? Wonder if it's the same perpetrator.

3 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Chicago Market Info Session TODAY

Chicago Market, a brand new community-owned food co-op forming on the North Side of Chicago, will be holding an Information Session on TODAY, September 13 at Sheil Park at 3505 N Southport Ave from 1.30 - 3.00 pm.

Come learn about the co-op, meet Chicago Market Steering Committee members and current Owners, and become a Founding Owner. RSVP at http://www.chicagomarket.coop/info-session-september-13.

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Chicago Market's #1000in100 Campaign for 1,000 Owners in 100 days is booming. We now have an incredible 455 Owners!...

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Chicago Market, a brand new community-owned food co-op forming on the North Side of Chicago, will be holding an Information Session on TODAY, September 13 at Sheil Park at 3505 N Southport Ave from 1.30 - 3.00 pm.

Come learn about the co-op, meet Chicago Market Steering Committee members and current Owners, and become a Founding Owner. RSVP at http://www.chicagomarket.coop/info-session-september-13.

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Chicago Market's #1000in100 Campaign for 1,000 Owners in 100 days is booming. We now have an incredible 455 Owners!

There are FEWER THAN THREE 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, see our "10 Things Everyone Wants to know about Chicago Market" at http://www.chicagomarket.coop/10_things_everybody_wants_to_know_about_chicago_market

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

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 so 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

  • SpamAlert Spamophobic

    Greg, I'll say this: The aggressiveness with which you and others (?) have spammed the board and then DENIED that you are, indeed, spamming with your advertisements which are generally denied by EveryBlock to other organizations has changed my initial good thoughts about your organization.

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    Greg, I'll say this: The aggressiveness with which you and others (?) have spammed the board and then DENIED that you are, indeed, spamming with your advertisements which are generally denied by EveryBlock to other organizations has changed my initial good thoughts about your organization.

    Let's take an easy example over and above the sheer number of advertisements you've been posting: You call these information sessions Events, yet you continue to place them, not in the Events section which is clearly marked when you enter your information, but in the Neighborhood News section. Why does your organization think that this requirement does not apply to it?

  • Thank you @spamalert for being the know all and be all for this community post.

    I will be sure to follow your enlightening posts and remarks further. I'm glad we have someone to protect our board with their own views of what is advertisements and what isn't.

2 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Cracked laptop screen

Hi Everyone,
I have several nasty cracks on the screen of my macbook pro. The warranty has expired and Apple would like to charge me 600.00 + to fix it. I would love to find a cheaper alternative. I can still use it, but now I have little pieces falling off the screen. Yelp reviews are all over the place with some of the independent repair stores. Any recommendations?

  • Jacob Ortony I like community

    On a whim I just checked out the cost of Macbook Pro replacement displays and they are outrageously expensive ($300-800 just for hardware). $600 for repair is a good deal as far as repairs go, and you're not looking for recommendations for replacement, but fundamentally it is important to know...

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    On a whim I just checked out the cost of Macbook Pro replacement displays and they are outrageously expensive ($300-800 just for hardware). $600 for repair is a good deal as far as repairs go, and you're not looking for recommendations for replacement, but fundamentally it is important to know that you can get a non-apple device for far less. The initial response to this generally is that you know the apple interface and like the quality of the construction. In my 12 years of computer repair, a majority of my customers have needed their Macs fixed (both in hardware replacement and software irritations). The hardware in Apple products is the generally the same as what you would find in other non-Apple products and while the engineering (generally) is better, the life span of hardware (storage life and (recently) CPU hard/firm architecture) is the limiting factor for the life of the product and that will be roughly the same as any other well reviewed product. The laptop market is very close, but non-Apple is generally at a fraction of the cost. As for the user interface, if you look at screen shots of the user interfaces of all mainstream OS and applications, you can see striking similarities as many user experience designers come to a common consensus on the ideal computer/human interface (with current common input devices). I can't give a wholehearted recommendation for change as I don't know how you use your machine, but for the vast majority of people a $250 (sale $200) Chromebook would be more than sufficient and cheap enough to assign less worry to its well-being. Considering the cost of the repair you could buy a Chromebook, an external display, and a high quality Android phone (off contract) for seamless life and/or business device harmony. As a disclaimer, I just want to say I might also be biased by my irritation at some of the licensing choices Apple has made in the last couple decades, some of which make Bill Gates seem like Linus Torvalds.

  • Al I. Not Defender of Cartoon Cows

    It's not a hazmat anything. Damian's estimate is spot on, he's the guy you should call. (I don't know him; I just have my own background in system support and am a long time mac user.)

16 hours ago

Found Keys

I found a set of keys near the Irving Park Brown Line on the south side of IP. There's a card for LSAC on them, so I'll drop them off there later this afternoon.

44 hours ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Day-time Home Burglary and Night-time Garage Thieves

On Sept 11th our home was broken into by criminals and several items were stolen with rooms and walls vandalized in the process. This was done between the hours of 9am and 1:30pm, but most likely around 11am. This is when a neighbor saw a white van parked behind our garage in the alley.

The police are investigating, but in response, we installed some Dropcams around the house and 36 hours later we caught a man in our yard at 3:30am. Below is a link to the video. Watch starting on the upper left side of the screen as he begins in our neighbors yard and make his was to the alley.

https://www.dropcam.com/c/11f262949e1a4b39a0996cbc234eb081.mp4

  • Rose real estate advisor 10+ year resident of Roscoe Village

    Thanks for your post. This is a good reminder for all of us to lock our garages and yard gates. My clients had this same thing happen, burglars jumped over a neighboring fence to access their rear yard and garage. Due to their high tech alarm system in the garage...

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    Thanks for your post. This is a good reminder for all of us to lock our garages and yard gates. My clients had this same thing happen, burglars jumped over a neighboring fence to access their rear yard and garage. Due to their high tech alarm system in the garage the perps were caught on film and later in the area. A father and son team. CPD said that crimes like this often happen around the shift change time, 3:30am - 4:30am as the burglars know the schedule. Gives them more time to get away if police are called.

  • Gio V Lincoln Square - born and raised.

    Great video. These guys work in packs, two or more, one acting as a lookout and often times another guy in a car to help load the stolen items. Did anyone notice someone walking in the alley while this scumbag was in the yard? Surveillance is great after the fact...

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    Great video. These guys work in packs, two or more, one acting as a lookout and often times another guy in a car to help load the stolen items. Did anyone notice someone walking in the alley while this scumbag was in the yard? Surveillance is great after the fact to help law enforcement track these thieves. I like to add deterrent elements so that the act will actually be thwarted and I won't become victimized. In addition to surveillance, I have motion activated alarms in my garage that give out a piercing sound when it detects movement. I have these connected to simple timers that power them up after a certain time when there are no in/outs in the garage. Gives me piece of mind considering what I have stored in the garage.

38 hours ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Looking for Movers - insured/ licensed

We're looking for movers in a couple weeks, and were wondering what companies you'd recommend. I called 2 Guys & a truck, and their price quote was too high (for moving a very small apartment). What are your thoughts? Some of the places that have good reviews on Yelp don't have web sites or very findable sites, so it's hard to find out more about the company. I do plan to make calls, but would love to have neighbor input.

  • I can vouch for the Professionals as well. They moved very quickly - didn't waste any time. I moved into a second floor apartment with a very tight stairwell and they pulled it off like champs! Reasonably priced as well.

  • We just used Crescent Movers & they were amazing! We paid for 4 men at $120/hour. They were super efficient & didn't damage anything. They also finished early & remained professional. I highly recommend them! http://www.chicagocrescentmovers.com/

3 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

I nominate you, sir/ ma'am, for a Nobel Prize for common courtesy

This is an ode to the early morning honker, the person giving a ride to an unseen passenger this very Saturday at 6:30am. I don't have kids and selfishly expect sleep, so you reminded me of that. You must have known I was in danger of sleeping in on this non-work day for me. Thank you, person who probably has a cell phone and could have called said passenger to notify them of arrival, for your brusque honk-honk-honk, a trinity...

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This is an ode to the early morning honker, the person giving a ride to an unseen passenger this very Saturday at 6:30am. I don't have kids and selfishly expect sleep, so you reminded me of that. You must have known I was in danger of sleeping in on this non-work day for me. Thank you, person who probably has a cell phone and could have called said passenger to notify them of arrival, for your brusque honk-honk-honk, a trinity of super quick cacophony, for not only making sure I saw the sunrise, but for testing to see if my sympathetic nervous system was working. FYI: It is. Thank you, because I frequently forget about it.

Thank you for honking when you could have easily double parked in a quiet & empty Lincoln Square to flag down/ ring the door of said passenger, because this way I get to imagine--for just a beautiful second--what it's like in New York or Hong Kong at noon on Tuesday.

Where, I must ask, did you learn such *spectacular* common courtesy? You must have taken a course from the early morning clamorous crew at Lake Shore Recycling Company. Those guys are common courtesy pros, frequently arriving at 5:45 or, on their more lazy days, 6:40 or so, and doing their job with *such* aplomb. Those guys know how to get it done, and by it, I mean making my Circadian rhythm like that of a mutable jazz solo. And I really like jazz, so why not syncopate my very being? Noise ordinance 11-4-2900, you are for obedient losers.

I nominate you, sir/ ma'am, for a Nobel Prize for common courtesy. Please feel free to enter your own nominees for this prize in the comments.

Signed,
Sleepy coffee shop patron

PS--If you've seen this scene from Louie, I feel like it captures the wonder of this moment I experienced this morning: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0g3q_4kZnU

  • I do as Jeff does. No honk needed. The best was the other day, pulling out of my alley (which turns into another alley before getting to street) with a car right behind me. I inch slowly, stop and move on. She lays on her horn, despite the fact that she was only an inch behind me. Plus the fact that since I had turned, no car could be coming through from opp direction.

  • Frank H 71 Prodigal Northcenter native, back after 10yrs away

    To reiterate what was said above, we all need to slow down, be patient, and get off our butts to ring doorbells. You are just shortening your lifespan if you are too stressed out and/or lazy to do the above. #endsoapbox

45 hours ago

Updated 20 hours ago

Looking for dog friendly apt/condo to rent

Hello Everyone, I have a friend who is looking for a dog friendly apt/condo to rent in Ravenswood/Lincoln Square. This person is looking for at least a two bedroom. Any suggestions you all have would be a big help. Thanks!

  • Have you tried Apartment Finders? I use them to rent my condo and the service is free to renters.

  • Melanie F. Lincoln Square Resident

    There is a 2 bed, 2 bath open in my building right now and our landlord takes pets on a "case by case basis" (meaning he really just likes to talk to you and make sure it's not some wild dog that will bark all hours of the day and...

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    There is a 2 bed, 2 bath open in my building right now and our landlord takes pets on a "case by case basis" (meaning he really just likes to talk to you and make sure it's not some wild dog that will bark all hours of the day and destroy the yard, etc.). The last two sets of people that have lived there have both had small/medium sized dogs. I don't know what your friend's budget is but if you want to send me a private message I can give you more details.

  • McBean animals, art, outdoors

    There is one on Wolcott between sunnyside and montrose on the east side. It is a large brown brick apartment building often with bikes secured to the iron fence. They are always advertising 2 bedroom apartments. It's nice and many owners with dogs live there.

20 hours ago

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2 days ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Need Ceramic Tile Installed

Can anyone recommend a person and/or company that can install 12" X 12" ceramic tile? Thanks!

21 hours ago

Humidifier for heating system

I can't suffer through dry winter air again!

Any recos on:
1) A place to buy a humidifier for my heating system
2) Brand of humidifier

Thanks!

5 days ago

Updated 32 hours ago

HANDYMAN

Can anyone recommend a good reliable handyman to do small job around a 6 unit building? I have made an appointment with two people already and neither one of them kept the appointment. It is in the Ravenswood Manor area. Thanks..

  • dj long time RP home owner

    Wow, a little sensitive there, Robin? He asked a question and suggested an action for you to take. No one has attacked you. I have stated a few times that I believe it is unethical as a business owner not to disclose that in your postings when someone asks for a recommendation. He was soliciting your response following up on my earlier posting.

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    @robin in WRP

    1. Lots of EBers have had lots of different kinds of difficulties in life. That's not an excuse for deceptive posting.

    2. I don't know you other than from your posting here. I learned of your deceptive posting from other posters who've commented over time in various...

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    @robin in WRP

    1. Lots of EBers have had lots of different kinds of difficulties in life. That's not an excuse for deceptive posting.

    2. I don't know you other than from your posting here. I learned of your deceptive posting from other posters who've commented over time in various threads about this practice of yours.

    3. There's a simple way to stop what you consider "attacks" because of your deceptive practice: Just Stop Doing It!

    4. I suggest you simply change your spiel to say, "I recommend our family business etc., etc."

    5. Problem solved.

3 days ago

Updated 33 hours ago

Odd Store Front at Kedzie & Grace

Just south of Grace on Kedzie (couple doors south of Christina's bar) there is an odd storefront. There is no name on the front, and it's clearly not residential. There are weird items in the store like miniature houses and cats. I've never seen anyone doing anything inside. Does anyone have any idea what this place is?

  • What if we all go in together as a group? I have always wondered what it looks like inside!!!

  • I bet Dr. Who's Time Machine is in there !

5 days ago

Updated 37 hours ago

Chicago Market cooperative grocery store

A new new local, sustainable, cooperative grocery store coming to the North Side of Chicago. Help me grow this new community and create a big, beautiful, delicious place for us to buy local food. Find out more about the Chicago Market here: www.chicagomarket.coop.

41 hours ago

Updated 38 hours ago

North Park Elementary School - Admissions

Important dates are coming up at North Park Elementary School! Check out a group tour, an Open House or a Prospective Preschool Family Open Play! To register for any of our events, click on the link below. https://www.npeschool.org/group-tours---monthly

Prospective Preschool Family Open Play - On September 27th and October 25th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, prospective families with preschool children in the 2015-2016 school year can drop in to play, see the preschool space, and meet the teachers.

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Important dates are coming up at North Park Elementary School! Check out a group tour, an Open House or a Prospective Preschool Family Open Play! To register for any of our events, click on the link below. https://www.npeschool.org/group-tours---monthly

Prospective Preschool Family Open Play - On September 27th and October 25th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, prospective families with preschool children in the 2015-2016 school year can drop in to play, see the preschool space, and meet the teachers.

Open Houses - Our fall Open Houses are scheduled for November 18th and November 20th from 9:30 to 11:30 am. Take a tour lead by 8th grade students and learn more about all NPES has to offer.

Group Tours - Group Tours are a great way to see the school and interact with students. Join us on October 21st, October 23rd, and November 4th from 9:00 am to 10:00 am.

As a private, non-sectarian, coed school located at 2017 W. Montrose for children in Pre-K-8th grade, NPES has a proven record of academic excellence. With one class per grade and an average of 20 students per class, every student is well-known, and receives individual attention from classroom teachers. To learn more, email npesadmissions@npeschool.org or visit www.npeschool.org.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    We sent out daughter to North Park for two years. It was a wonderful experience, and I highly recommend the school!!

44 hours ago

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2 days ago

Updated 44 hours ago

Found Credit Card

Katie Lind - I found your amazon VISA card today 9/14/14 on the 4500 block of North Wolcott. Message me and I can get it back to you with proper ID.

2 days ago

Updated 46 hours ago

47th Ward Public Schools

Everywhere you look there is something wonderful happening at out schools.

Three cheers to Grow 47 and Alderman Pawar and all the parents!

  • AW Busy mom

    There is a Friends of Amundsen community mixer this Thursday 7:30pm at Dolce Casa Cafe, 4847 N Damen. Principal Anna Pavechivich and Ald O'Connor & Pawar will all be on hand to discuss programs and improvements at our neighborhood high school.

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Helicopter Circling

Anyone have any idea why this Helicopter is circling around Lawrence and Ravenswood?

  • Tee hee. ☺

  • Bill Near Rockwell L

    Yeah I heard that too, although it didn't seem like it hovered for very long. I turned on my police scanner and there wasn't anything on the local districts radio for the five minutes I listened, but due to the short time I listened maybe the quiet radio doesn't mean anything. I only noticed the 'chopper late in the game - maybe it was all over when by the time I tuned in.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

IKEA Furniture Assembly

I'm looking for someone to build my IKEA dresser.

Sep 04

Updated 2 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 2 days ago

  • Oh, the Places We Will Go With Books!

    Mrs. Assria-Herrera is asking for $720.38:
    My students need to continue reading literature circle books to expand their horizons, knowledge, love, and enjoyment of books!
    Thomas J Waters Elementary School

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

"Vintage" Baldwin Organ - If you can move it, you can have it

Hello Neighbors,
My son left an old Baldwin organ in my basement. He's long gone but the organ remains. I've tried Salvation Army but they won't take it. So, I'm offering it gratis to anyone who has able-bodied friends and a vehicle that it can fit in. Honestly, I don't know if it works, but it has suffered no moisture or water damage, and looks pretty good for its age if you disregard the coating of dust. It measures roughly...

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Hello Neighbors,
My son left an old Baldwin organ in my basement. He's long gone but the organ remains. I've tried Salvation Army but they won't take it. So, I'm offering it gratis to anyone who has able-bodied friends and a vehicle that it can fit in. Honestly, I don't know if it works, but it has suffered no moisture or water damage, and looks pretty good for its age if you disregard the coating of dust. It measures roughly 44" wide, 34" high, and 24" deep. No idea what it weighs, but I do remember my son and one friend brought it down there. Alternatively, I'm open to suggestions of charities/churches/etc. that might be interested, but they need to pick it up. First come, first served of you want it. Thanks!

  • Perhaps a church would take it as an addition to their music. Post this, if you would, to south side neighborhoods - Bronzeville, Woodlawn, etc., or to Bridgeport and Pilsen.
    Just an idea....

  • Parkway Pal Slow down on my block

    My parents had one that they donated to a nursing home, who was glad to have it for residents and visitors who played.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

In Home Pet Sitter

I'm looking for a qualified pet sitter to come stay at my home while I'm away on vaca. Please send resume and references.

  • Jan, I highly recommend my pet sitter, Judy. She can be reached at 773-729-8505...either call her or text her.

    Judy has stayed with my dogs (bichon & wheaten terrier) a number of times. I learned about her from my neighbors downstairs who have used her for years. Judy is bonded...

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    Jan, I highly recommend my pet sitter, Judy. She can be reached at 773-729-8505...either call her or text her.

    Judy has stayed with my dogs (bichon & wheaten terrier) a number of times. I learned about her from my neighbors downstairs who have used her for years. Judy is bonded and insured for her work. My guys seem to do very well with her.

    As an aside, she was sitting for them back in January when we were gone for a week. Our heat went out and Judy was awesome...she and the 2 dogs camped out in front of the fireplace and she let the repairman in the next day. Needless to say, I tipped her well.

  • Thanks neighbor!

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

In search of a great nanny

Hello neighbors,
My friend and I are doing a nanny share in Lincoln Square, and we're looking for a wonderful nanny to watch our two toddlers (one boy & one girl). We need someone who drives and has their own vehicle. Position starts late Sep/early Oct.
Please let me know if you can recommend someone. Thanks!

  • ACA can you hook me\us up too?? AND awesome thanks to everyone else and the tips, BUT we're in the process of looking too...I need to share this link with my wife, BUT she's not on EB...anyhow, we're in the same boat as R.B.K looking for a great nanny...our's is expecting!! so she's going to be leaving us in December, BUT if we find someone before then she get's it...anyhow, thanks...

  • Hi ACA, can you please send me her contact info? I can be reached at npn31361@gmail.com.

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