52 min ago

Updated 2 min ago

Coyote sighting

Last night I saw a Coyote by Winnemac and Western. I was in the car, however, a young man was walking his dog which barked and caused the coyote to run up the alley.
Just need to be aware. I called 911 and they connected me to 311. I was told they would report it to Animal Control.

  • Lance Uppercut crazy cat lady

    Folks, the coyotes are here ON PURPOSE. They were released here by the city/state for pest control. Don't call 911 OR 311. Just leave them be!

19 min ago

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5 days ago

Updated 34 min ago

Summary of the last month on Everyblock

- I saw a cat
- I heard a noise
- Can you guys recommend people who do things? Because I can't find them myself.
- Everything has to do with gangs
- I heard another noise
- Airplanes are loud
- I'm elderly and things that change make me nervous/and or angry

Did I miss anything? Any sort of helpful/informative threads are few and far between.

  • Yes, BOXERBOY!!

  • Jack Lydon 47th Ward Democratic Committeeman

    I am not ready for this thread to die either. At times I even go back and visit my favorite old threads. The CTA parking/Boxerboy one has to be my favorite. Lot's meaty issues there. I highly recommend it.

5 hours ago

Updated 42 min ago

Credence Independent Management Advisors: Careers

At Credence, we firmly believe that the quality of our service to our customers is directly dependent on our ability to attract and retain the highest quality workforce. We are proud of the top-notch people we attract. Moreover, we also understand that when we treat our employees fairly and with respect, they do the same with our end-customers.

Finding and retaining the best employees is critical to our success and to the success of our customers. We also consider employee retention to be critical, as team members are vital to the success of the customers’ business missions, and we take deliberate steps to maintain a stellar record of employee retention.

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  • Genealogy Ninja Home-based genealogy business owner in Aville

    FLUFF OFF! Please go away - no one wants your spam here!

19 hours ago

Updated 49 min ago

Good Spot to Buy Furniture?

I just moved to the neighborhood and was wondering if you knew a good spot to buy furniture in Chicago at a reasonable price?

I'm mainly looking for living room furniture (couch, table, TV stand, etc.).

15 hours ago

Updated 50 min ago

Gang banger-north center-Larchmont

Gang banger guy -baggy pants hanging off and a black hoodie and he lives on the block of Larchmont! Lots of activity in the alley behind Larchmont extremely suspicious

21 hours ago

Updated 54 min ago

Ravenswood Metra Bike Parking

I am moving to the neighborhood in a few months and plan to try the Ravenswood Metra as my way of getting to the Loop every day for work. Can anyone give me a sense of bike parking availability for the morning commute? Have been issues with bike theft at the stop? Thanks

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    I guess I don't understand Divvy. For this to be practical, there would need to be a Divvy station every couple of blocks

  • Tina K 10 years in Lincoln Square

    The closest divvy station was sometimes full in the morning and close to empty in the evening, so I'd allow extra time in case you need to use a divvy station that was further away.

Mar 09

Updated 1 hour ago

Curb your dog...

Now that the snow is melting, it's becoming more obvious that *some* dog owners really didn't want to take the time to clean up after their dogs. I understand that it has been a cold and snowy winter, but it shouldn't change your level of responsibility as respectable owners. It is bad enough that at the end of the sidewalk leading out of building complexes is the landing strip for all of the dog urine in the world, but I...

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Now that the snow is melting, it's becoming more obvious that *some* dog owners really didn't want to take the time to clean up after their dogs. I understand that it has been a cold and snowy winter, but it shouldn't change your level of responsibility as respectable owners. It is bad enough that at the end of the sidewalk leading out of building complexes is the landing strip for all of the dog urine in the world, but I could look past that if the steaming piles were removed.

The area in particular that I'm referring to is on Wolcott, north of Montrose, south of Sunnyside on the east side of the road. There are probably a dozen big dog turds laying on the snow and even one on the sidewalk. Some new, some old and crusty. It's disgusting. If I had small children, I'd be pissed as these are not "road verges"(?) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Road_verge) that I'd want my kids walking on or playing on.

It is at the point where the next nice day I'm going to go out there and clean it up myself. I'm just sick of seeing it.

  • Nk

    Please don't resurrect threads from 7 months ago.

  • Maria Small Business Owner - Albany Park

    Unfortunately, we need to keep this conversation going as too many people are not picking up after their dogs. I have a bigger aversion to rats than old threads. It is said that dog poop is the number one food source for rats in developed areas.

2 days ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Suggestions for a 2 year old/ classes/ activities thank you

Hello,

I am new to the neighborhood and I'm having a hard time finding activities for my toddler. We do go to the Old town school of music for an occasional class but was wondering if there's any other ones around. Yelp is not helping me at the moment. Any suggestions would be appreciated? Thank you :)

10 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Coyotes rolling around the Square

Riding my bike on Winnemac between Lincoln and Western around 6:30 tonite, saw a coyote trotting east on the street right in front of me. After keeping pace for a few moments, Wiley E. ducked between a couple cars on south side of the street. Hope everyone is keeping a close eye on their cats and small dogs.

2 days ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Graffiti Removal and Prevention

This would drive you crazy too! It's two steps forward and 15 backwards.... so I recently called the City of Chicago for the 400th time ( yep!) they=Graffiti Busters did their part and removed this mess on the walls! Then I applied Sherwin-Williams anti-graffiti covering. Still working but the creeps got on the roof and tagged the bricks surrounding the skylight.... now everyone on the Brown Line "L" can see their handwork! I am at wits end!!!! Up to the...

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This would drive you crazy too! It's two steps forward and 15 backwards.... so I recently called the City of Chicago for the 400th time ( yep!) they=Graffiti Busters did their part and removed this mess on the walls! Then I applied Sherwin-Williams anti-graffiti covering. Still working but the creeps got on the roof and tagged the bricks surrounding the skylight.... now everyone on the Brown Line "L" can see their handwork! I am at wits end!!!! Up to the roof on Monday to cover that with paint and apply the anti-graffiti covering....cross your fingers! If anyone sees these creeps please call the police, we think it is the same group of bad-boys that beat up the Baker at Beans and Bagels but we are not sure. Do not put yourself in harms way....but call the police! Thanks!!!

2 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Found: chubby orange housecat

This cat was hanging out on the sidewalk in front of 4447 N Wolcott. It was very friendly, well fed and didn't seem like an outside cat. I couldn't take it in so he's still outside. It went into the gated alley next to the building so I'm hoping it knows how to stay safe. It was cold but seemed ok for now.

  • Is she meeting us at Spacca?

  • She does what she wants. I'll suggest it but she'll probably only go if she can bring the rest of her gang. Will there be tuna?

44 hours ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Sewing classes

I am a beginner sewer and I was wondering if anyone offers sewing classes in this neighborhood. If you teach classes or one-on-one, please let me know.

2 days ago

Updated 18 hours ago

More irresponsible dog owners...

Today is the second day I've stepped in dog defecate, and it`s getting annoying fast. Yesterday on Damen and Berteau, today in front of my own home on Leland/Talman. I will be watching, and I'll bring it back to you if necessary. So sick of people who cage their dogs 20 hours a day and dont clean up after them the other four. Shameful. Insert appropriate profanity here. People and eb filters s-u-c-k.

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

    In a perfect world, people who don't pick up after their dogs would find it under their pillow that night.

  • You stepped in a verb? Weird.

2 days ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Flat Tires Bell/Addison

Heads Up: woke up to two flat tires on the passenger side. As I was walking down the block I spotted another car with the same problem. Unlikely that it's a coincidence.

  • It happened on west Sheridan east of Broadway. Saw a couple of cars

  • There were more than 60 cars that had their tires slashed by some punk! Please be on the lookout for creepy people in our neighborhood. I'm out walking my dog all the time and at times its late night and I notice creepy people just walking around. Don't be afraid to call the police. We need more patrol in our neighborhood. This little act of pure ignorance and stupidity by someone else has cost me over $700!!

44 hours ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Leather alterations

Anybody know a rep. leather alteration person? I purchased a $$$ leather jacket for the ms. and the sleeves are a little long. Stopped by the new cleaner at the Damen brown line and she didn't know.
Don't trust my Montrose guy. Any suggs? Willing to travel, city of course.

2 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Low Flying Plane?

My house literally just shook from what I think was a low flying plane? Anyone else?

  • Jeanne G From Michigan

    I, for one, am glad they're trying to protect our president. it's reassuring, not invasive. If it weren't for all the whack jobs out there, we wouldn't need such extensive/expensive efforts.

  • Thanks, Jeff, I was wondering what that was Sunday, didn't get outside fast enough to see. Definitely was not the Osprey and heli's, and was low and loud.

24 hours ago

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25 hours ago

Truck Break-In on 4300 Block of Campbell

Hey neighbors, I heard two loud thumps and then a car alarm go off at midnight last night. I looked out the window and saw that a truck parked on Campbell between Montrose and Pensacola was broken into. The alarm went off for several minutes. I did not see the perpetrators, but I do know it took place at midnight. This morning I saw that the passenger window was smashed. This is the first break-in that i have noticed since moving to the neighborhood this summer.

3 days ago

Updated 25 hours ago

Eyebrow Threading

Are there any good eyebrow threading places around Lincoln Square/Ravenswood? I used to go to a great lady down in Lakeview, but I just can't get there as easily anymore and my eyebrows look a little scary!! Alternatively, someone who gives a quality wax would also work - basically I need these caterpillars off my face. :) Thanks.

  • Neighborly1~ Values community.

    To people who get their eyebrows threaded: are they able to shape and arch them carefully if they thread them? Thanks.

  • Yep. They shape just as well if not better than waxing. And for me, having sensitive skin, I don't look red for more than an hour. With waxing, my skin would be red for almost a week!

3 days ago

Updated 39 hours ago

Smelly Dog

Got my furniture and rugs deodorized and cleaned...Thank God! But does anyone know why my large male dog stinks so much? My large female (different breed) doesn't reek like this. Both eat the same food, go to the same vet, etc. Vet says she doesn't know why he smells so bad...(he's not sick.) But a friend told me that her large male dogs always seem to smell worse than the females. Also, I was just reading a funny memoir and the author was describing how bad her large male dog smells......The description of the type of odor was spot on with our smelly pooch. He gets groomed. Should I start sprinkling him with baking soda?

  • McBean animals, art, outdoors

    If this smell is recent and not typical for your dog, I would recommend you get him checked out at the vet. He could have a medical condition.

  • We tried Dynovite (or something like it) nearly 4 years ago. Didn't help at all unfortunately.

44 hours ago

You can help Friendship Pet Food Pantry just by ordering at Pockets!

Hi! I posted this event and wanted to make sure it's noticed by pet owners -- it's an easy way to support the Friendship Pet Food Pantry, which provides temporary assistance to families who may be struggling to provide for their furry members. Our mission is to reduce the number of pets that are surrendered to shelters.

You just need to mention the flyer when purchasing dinner at Pockets on Wednesday, Oct. 22 (4-9 p.m.), and the pantry will receive...

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Hi! I posted this event and wanted to make sure it's noticed by pet owners -- it's an easy way to support the Friendship Pet Food Pantry, which provides temporary assistance to families who may be struggling to provide for their furry members. Our mission is to reduce the number of pets that are surrendered to shelters.

You just need to mention the flyer when purchasing dinner at Pockets on Wednesday, Oct. 22 (4-9 p.m.), and the pantry will receive 50% of the cost of your order. Thanks for checking it out!
http://chicago.everyblock.com/neighbor-events/oct22-raise-some-dough-friendship-pet-food-pantry-6458961/

You can learn more about Friendship Pet Food Pantry here:
http://friendshippetpantry.org - please spread the word to neighbors who might need assistance or who would be interested in supporting FP2. We're always looking for more volunteers. Thanks again!

Sep 03

Updated 44 hours ago

Chester is still missing

My orange tabby, Chester, is still missing. He's an 8-year old orange tabby with white markings (underbelly & paws). Last seen on August 9th near Hamilton & Argyle but after 3 weeks, he can be anywhere by now. I greatly appreciate all the calls\texts with possible sightings that I've received so far. Please continue to keep an eye out for him.

Oct 09

Updated 47 hours ago

Lost Quadcopter

I lost a RC quadcopter(helicopter) at Horner Park. I fear it may have gone in the river, but if anyone that walks, jogs, works, or is by that area and sees an aprox 1'x1' RC quadcopter with orange and green propellers please contact me. Will pay a reward if returned. Or call 847-370-1684

  • Dustin, so glad that we were able to get your quadcopter back to you! It looks like a lot of work went into it. Love to see you fly it sometime.

  • Dustin Dalziel lost quadcopter

    Thank you again so much. Yes the time spent on it made it so much more valuable to me. I would love to show you and your family how it flies, maybe we can meet at Horner Park this coming weekend? FYI, what you found is called the "Warpquad" if you were so inclined to watch a YouTube video of someone flying one.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

seeking garage space nov-may!

seeking reasonably priced garage space to shelter one car…from november to may. I use the car about once or twice a week on the weekends for errands. Let me know what you got or if you have any ideas. Thanks!

  • Misty Current Edgewater enthusiast & past Linc2 resident

    When I lived in Lincoln Square between 2007 and 2013 I paid $75/month for garage parking, then $150/month in Edgewater for a shared 2 car garage. In Lincoln Square I always lived in the building (multiple apts) but Edgewater was a half block south of where I lived. Craigslist and simply driving around where you want to park to look for signs on garages has been effective for me. There's also a few websites, spot hero and parkopedia, you can try. Good luck!

  • Misty Current Edgewater enthusiast & past Linc2 resident

    Forgot to mention you will likely have better luck signing on for a whole year than specifying you only want the space 7 months out of the year.

2 days ago

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2 days ago

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Sep 05 2012

Updated 2 days ago

Does anyone remember the bar on Damen called "Augenblick"?

If so, I am desperate to find the artist who created the poster for them. It would be a gift to my husband, as this was the location of our first date 18 years ago.

  • Great idea.

  • Ed in Northcenter, you are correct about ownership and about Ric Addy. I was a bartender at Augenblick. The large painting on the back wall was done by Shane Swank. He is a very prolific artist currently living in Wisconsin.

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Tires Slashed

Tires were slashed on multiple cars in the North Center Neighborhood last night after 2:00 am. Between Irving Park and Byron on Oakley. I had one of my tires slashed.

Oct 13

Updated 2 days ago

Crazy Neighbor

An older woman recently moved in around the block. She yells at anyone whose dog uses the bathroom on the lawn area that borders the street and sidewalk, which is outside her window. I understand that this is not her property, the city owns it. Recently she was outside following me and pouring bleach all over the grass. My husband has seen her sprinkling what we hope is only red pepper. None of this has stopped the dogs from using...

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An older woman recently moved in around the block. She yells at anyone whose dog uses the bathroom on the lawn area that borders the street and sidewalk, which is outside her window. I understand that this is not her property, the city owns it. Recently she was outside following me and pouring bleach all over the grass. My husband has seen her sprinkling what we hope is only red pepper. None of this has stopped the dogs from using the bathroom on this stretch of grass. All of us dog owners are getting fed up with her harassment and we are worried she is going to start putting poison on the grass. We don't know if we should call the police or what to do. Has anyone been in this situation? Any advice? Is this legal what she is doing?

  • SpamAlert Spamophobic

    I think Aron is just new to "social" media.

  • Aron Long tlme Lincoln sq home owner

    Mandal I love everyblock .It adds amusement to my day .

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Pastry Chef from Beans n Bagels

Has anyone heard how the pastry chef from Beans n Bagels is doing now? I heard there would be a kickstarter campaign to help him while he's out of work because he was injured. But I never heard any more about that. Has anyone heard anything about how he is or about raising money to help him?

  • Their Facebook page had some updates a while ago- surgery went well. You might check for more details there.

  • I was there this morning and asked about him. She said he is doing well, but he's in France right now. I didn't want to press further.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Graffit and the cure?!?

I seem to have ended the graffiti that has plagued my building at Wilson and Wolcott .
( over 400 times this has happened!) I went to Sherwin Williams Paint Co. and ordered their anti-graffiti covering. If you are having a similar problem this might be the solution. It is quite pricey, About $105.00 per gallon. Your surface needs to be cleaned by the "Graffiti Buster" first before you apply the covering. My piece of mind was worth the cost. I will up-date you if I see this hasn't worked, but for now we are golden! YEAH!

  • The Crusty Pirate Old crotchety pirate captain (retired)

    Another possible solution could be 'green walls'

    http://goo.gl/ltX9DG <-- green walls google image search

    The paint is intriguing though... i may use it in conjunction with 'green walls'.

  • The Crusty Pirate Old crotchety pirate captain (retired)

    I'm inclined to think that any surface that doesn't present itself as a clean flat canvas would deter an aspiring 'artist'.

    It would be an interesting hypothesis to test - using flat surfaces (control), corrugated surfaces, vegetated surface (green walls), open slatted surfaces, surface filled with holes, surfaces that are already randomly colored, highly textured surfaces, etc.... anything to 'break the canvas' and make it less palatable.

    - someone go try that ; )

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Living life on the edge

I am in Rogers Park. Will I make it to the safety of Ravenswood without hearing a loud bang?

  • sidishus miscreant

    From UU facebook

    More gunfire very early this morning (3:30-ish...apparently...I heard some kind of police response around that time) in the Clarendon Wilson area...

    Again.

    Also from the Uptown Update FB page:

    "Just a heads up. There was a robbery/beating that took place on magnolia just south of argyle around 6:00 this evening [Friday]. Group of 5 younger black males jumped a man and stole his phone then took off running. Be aware when walking home from work."

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HwTpFEuY8I

  • MandaLeigh Here I Is.

    Is everyone on EB drunk tonight or something? My feed is so weird.

  • bjw

    That depends on if you make it without hearing a loud bang in RP!

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