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Updated 2 hours ago

Orange cat wandering

A medium haired orange tabby has been wandering around Winona & Leavitt lately. It does not appear to be feral but is quite skittish and runs away when approached. Does anyone know to whom it belongs? Lastly, it is not Chester. I've received calls in this regard which brings me here to find out.

  • Craig Born and raised in the city.

    I would see this cat all the time on Giddings. Little old lady owns him. She lives on the north side of Giddings, few houses east of Oakley. He usually goes home by himself. I believe the cat's name is Reggie.

2 days ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Ravenswood School

I'm a teacher at Ravenswood School looking to get support with getting a computer for my special education students to use. Any help would be greatly appreciated. The code inspire when used at checkout will have DonorsChoose match any donations given but only for the next 6 days. Please help if you can. http://www.donorschoose.org/project/chrome-drives-our-writing/1293017/?challenged=314417

3 days ago

Updated 7 hours ago

See a Man Pulling at Gutters on Garages in the Alley?

Didn’t witness it first hand but last night when we arrived home around 7 pm we found our neighbors talking in the alley. I guess a man with a truck was pulling at the gutters over a garage. When confronted by a neighbor, not the garage owner, he was gruff then drove off without answering the neighbor as to what he was doing. Later, the elderly neighbor who owns the garage came out and confirmed that she wasn’t having work done on the garage. Has anyone else seen or heard of something similar going on?

  • The Crusty Pirate Old crotchety pirate captain (retired)

    This is almost like overhearing a conversation between Watson and Holmes.

    ; )

  • Indy's Mom northcenter resident

    A guy came to my door a few weeks ago claiming that he was doing work on our gutters. I think he mistook is for renters bc when I told him I owned my duplex he quickly left. He drove a pick up and was probably looking for scrap metal as well.

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41 hours ago

Updated 14 hours ago

I found a wallet

I found a wallet on Friday, August 29 around 4:00pm at the corner of Sunnyside and Ravenswood. There is no ID in the wallet, but if you can describe the wallet and its contents I will return it to you.

  • Leather brown wallet pictures of nephew and godndaughter social security card and ventra cwrd and jewels card

  • Michelle- if it was you that came into le cafe the other day, I have passed on your son's info to this person. I haven't heard back.

19 hours ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Jewelers

Any recommendations for a jeweler, to add a pearl to each of two necklaces for my granddaughters for their birthday? Please include an address or cross streets?

  • ENG jewelers at the corner of Harlem and Touhy. I had broken jewelry for years that nobody could or would fix and he fixed it within 24 hours for an extremely reasonable price.

  • 7210 W. Touhy

  • Rpl

    Oscars watch and jeweler. 35th and halsted and ask for sandy. They are great.

16 hours ago

'Dinner in the Beer Garden': a feast-ive celebration of harvest season (Wednesday, September 24th)

Calling all Chicago area locavores! We invite you to join us at River Valley Farmer's Table (1820 W Wilson Ave) on September 24th for a feast-ive celebration of harvest season inspired by Lucy Saunders' new book, 'Dinner in the Beer Garden'. This relaxing, come-as-you-are dinner features local, seasonal ingredients from the organic garden of River Valley Ranch & Kitchens (Burlington, WI), presented in five, family-style courses prepared by chef Jordan Rose.

The meal will include selected local craft brews that...

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Calling all Chicago area locavores! We invite you to join us at River Valley Farmer's Table (1820 W Wilson Ave) on September 24th for a feast-ive celebration of harvest season inspired by Lucy Saunders' new book, 'Dinner in the Beer Garden'. This relaxing, come-as-you-are dinner features local, seasonal ingredients from the organic garden of River Valley Ranch & Kitchens (Burlington, WI), presented in five, family-style courses prepared by chef Jordan Rose.

The meal will include selected local craft brews that are expertly paired by Lucy (@lucybeercook) and Jim Javenkoski (@localfoodwisdom), the co-hosts of this informative event. Additionally, River Valley Ranch & Kitchens owner Eric Rose will be present to share his story about the farm, which is renown for its cultivation of mushrooms. Each guest who purchases a ticket will receive a copy of Lucy's new book, 'Dinner in the Beer Garden', a $28.95 retail value! Tickets are available exclusively via Brown Paper Tickets:

http://rvfarmerstable.brownpapertickets.com/

Doors open at 6:30 PM and the first course will be served at approximately 7 PM. Menu details are forthcoming...

16 hours ago

Found keys on Damen near Ainslie

Found these yesterday while weeding/edging along sidewalk. Key tag had Galter Life Center mailing address so I dropped in mailbox. Should be available at Galter later this week.

2 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Rugs or Lamps for Classroom?

I just got a new teaching job on the West Side (Castellanos Elementary) and I was wondering if anyone has any spare area rugs or lamps they are willing to donate to my classroom! I am a 6th grade reading teacher and trying to accumulate some things quickly so my students feel welcome and comfortable. Thank you for any support!

42 hours ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Slow Internent = Net Neutrality Issue?

Just curious if anyone else in the area has been experiencing substantial slow downs in internet access? I have Comcast Broadband and a Linksys wifi router, and over the past 2-3 weeks, during peak periods i.e. late afternoon and early evenings, we experience major slow downs in web page loading, and streaming video or music pretty much does not work due to slow loading. Late at night or if we switch to data plan instead of wifi things are fine. Just trying to figure out if this is a router problem, a comcast problem (don't think so) or just what all the talk about net neutrality was about. Thanks!

  • Thanks for all the comments. I tried connecting the roku directly to the wifi router and streaming was fine so it does appear to be the wifi router issue for me. Time to upgrade I guess.

  • Definitely change the channel on your wifi router/modem. I was having this problem a while back with the devices that connected by wifi. I changed the channel from automatic to a specific channel (tried a few different channels) and the problems were gone.
    to access the router most are set...

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    Definitely change the channel on your wifi router/modem. I was having this problem a while back with the devices that connected by wifi. I changed the channel from automatic to a specific channel (tried a few different channels) and the problems were gone.
    to access the router most are set at this address http://192.168.1.1

    You might find it password protected. Most can be accessed with the username: admin and the password: password
    Go to wifi settings and change the channel from auto to something else.

    Here is a website that explains a bit on how to that better than I can-
    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/21132/change-your-wi-fi-router-channel-to-optimize-your-wireless-signal/

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3 days ago

Updated 30 hours ago

EVERYTHING MUST GO. Vintage furniture + Misc. Household Items

Moving on Sunday. Must pick up by tomorrow evening. All prices are reasonably negotiable.
Iron Desk - $75
Tall Black Shelving Units - $75
Fish Tank - $10
Vintage Tabletop - $75
Vintage table and chairs, minor damage - $60
Gold leaf frame with glass - $15

Also, several decorative and household items, hard and soft cover books. All practically new. Name your price when you come by!

  • Did you sell that desk?

  • Mary OKeefe New to the area. Just trying to learn all that I n

    Not yet! But I did move. Send me an email through the Site or text me if interested. 845 - 282 - 3631
    Only 10 minutes away.

33 hours ago

Child's wallet found

We found a child's wallet today on Eastwood street just west of Western. Msg me with the description and contents and we'll be happy to return it.

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4 days ago

Updated 34 hours ago

Metal scrap place?

Hi Neighbors! Does anyone know of a junk collector or metal scrap place that would take my portable dishwasher (that it seems is too expensive to fix)? I would like to get some money for it...

  • SpamAlert Spamophobic

    Dawn to dusk, it seems! If you're out doing yard work or such, keep an eye out. Or just pull up a chair near the alley and read a book and wait. It won't be long. Hola señor!

  • Neighborly1~ Values community.

    Robin, also thank you for the links and ideas for trying to fix it myself. It is an unusual brand and I have only found one place that will try to fix it - ABT- and it will be $$$. I will check the links you posted.

3 days ago

Updated 38 hours ago

Missing cat

Our beloved Sambo was last seen on Aug 27 in Ravenswood. Sambo has long black fur, both sets of claws and a chipped right canine tooth. He usually wears a collar but he is currently not wearing it. Please call 312.498.7638 with any information. Thank you!

  • Scooter's Mom Buena Park resident

    I'm so glad you've been reunited. Another neighbor is still looking for her cat - Katie is looking for Jaden last seen on Margate Terrace. Would you mind let us know how you got Sambo back home? Perhaps you have some good advice. Thanks!

  • I posted on Craigslist on Friday morning and the person who returned him saw the posting that same day. The person who picked Sambo up took Sambo home with him and he lived about 20 minutes north of us. That's the scary part if the cat is found by someone...

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    I posted on Craigslist on Friday morning and the person who returned him saw the posting that same day. The person who picked Sambo up took Sambo home with him and he lived about 20 minutes north of us. That's the scary part if the cat is found by someone and they take the cat out of their neighborhood. Our cat is a roamer and unfortunately his collar had come off and the person who picked him up thought he was lost. Also post on Facebook/lostcatsofIllinois. They have quite a few success stories. Hoping your neighbor finds their cat also! Tell her to look at Craigslist to see if someone posted that they found her cat.

3 days ago

Updated 41 hours ago

BYOB - no fcorkage fee allowed

Did you know that in the City of Chicago Liquor License Restrictions and Regulations it states that “ while BYOB concept is considered a permitted activity for restaurants within the city limits, there are important city policies regulating the BYOB practice that restaurants need to consider:

Fee: no direct or indirect fee may be charged for the allowance of alcohol
consumption without a City of Chicago liquor license: this includes corkage fees

Serving/Storage: Restaurant employees may not touch, handle, pour...

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Did you know that in the City of Chicago Liquor License Restrictions and Regulations it states that “ while BYOB concept is considered a permitted activity for restaurants within the city limits, there are important city policies regulating the BYOB practice that restaurants need to consider:

Fee: no direct or indirect fee may be charged for the allowance of alcohol
consumption without a City of Chicago liquor license: this includes corkage fees

Serving/Storage: Restaurant employees may not touch, handle, pour or
store the alcohol in any way. Patrons bringing their own liquor must handle it themselves

Liability: It is always recommended that BYOB locations obtain liquor
liability insurance to protect against potential lawsuits. It is illegal for an establishment to serve anyone who is intoxicated; likewise, a business that allows patrons to BYOB can be held negligent for allowing patrons to overserve themselves.

Banquet Halls: Banquet halls that allow BYOB service may be required to obtain a liquor license. “

3 days ago

Updated 42 hours ago

Good neighbors

Yesterday I was expecting a package from FedEx, but when I arrived home in the evening it was not there. Tracking the package on their website showed it had been delivered. I was upset, certain that someone had stolen it. I went back outside to search more closely, thinking perhaps FedEx had tucked the package in the bushes or a neighbor in my building had moved it. Nothing.

As I was sitting on the curb outside my building wondering who...

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Yesterday I was expecting a package from FedEx, but when I arrived home in the evening it was not there. Tracking the package on their website showed it had been delivered. I was upset, certain that someone had stolen it. I went back outside to search more closely, thinking perhaps FedEx had tucked the package in the bushes or a neighbor in my building had moved it. Nothing.

As I was sitting on the curb outside my building wondering who would do such a thing, a car drove by and then reversed back. A young man got out of the car and approached my building with a large box. I jumped up to greet him. He asked the address of the building and said the package had mistakenly been left at his door. I was so happy I gave him a hug and thanked him a dozen times. He made my day.

I have no idea who this amazing neighbor is or where he lives. If you are out there sir, THANK YOU! I will be sure to spread the good karma around.

Have a happy and safe holiday weekend everyone!

  • Funny story: weren't getting mail on Fridays; then saw our postman (in uniform) in a pick up bball game.

  • This for sharing! Stories of kindness, especially unexpected, are the best.

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  • Love Reading!

    Ms. Chez is asking for $446.88:
    My students need help fill our classroom library with new books like The Chocolate Touch and Freckle Juice because the more you read, the more things you will know. They also need two skill resource books.
    Thomas J Waters Elementary School Comment

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Chicago Market Information Session TOMORROW at Sulzer Library

Chicago Market, a brand new community-owned food co-op forming on the North Side of Chicago, will be holding an information session TOMORROW, Saturday, August 30 at Sulzer Library at 4455 N Lincoln Ave from 9.00 - 10.30 am.

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-august-30.

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Chicago Market's #1000in100 Campaign for 1,000 Owners in 100 days is booming. We now have an incredible 389 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 TOMORROW, Saturday, August 30 at Sulzer Library at 4455 N Lincoln Ave from 9.00 - 10.30 am.

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-august-30.

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Chicago Market's #1000in100 Campaign for 1,000 Owners in 100 days is booming. We now have an incredible 389 Owners!

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 the other night: 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 would like to thank the Chicago community for your ongoing support in our #1000in100 campaign to recruit 1,000 Owners in 100 days.

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

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Burglary on Leland Ave. next to Damen Brown Line Stop

Our house, 2027 W. Leland Ave., was burglarized yesterday while my wife and I were at work. The burglars appear to have come through our back gate, which opens onto the alley underneath the El tracks right at the western end of the Damen brown line stop. We suspect they left through the front door. They took our TV, 3 laptops, other electronics, and other miscellaneous stuff. It happened sometime between 7:40 a.m. and 5:50 p.m. We are just west...

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Our house, 2027 W. Leland Ave., was burglarized yesterday while my wife and I were at work. The burglars appear to have come through our back gate, which opens onto the alley underneath the El tracks right at the western end of the Damen brown line stop. We suspect they left through the front door. They took our TV, 3 laptops, other electronics, and other miscellaneous stuff. It happened sometime between 7:40 a.m. and 5:50 p.m. We are just west of Damen Ave. on Leland -- the fourth house on the south side of the street. If you saw anything suspicious around our house or on our street yesterday, we'd very much appreciate it if you'd reply to this thread.

Thanks in advance.

Sincerely,
Chris Wells

  • Tas mania Devil Irving and california

    @fred u have a false sense of security if you believe your mentioning of gun friendly is preventing your home from being robbed.

  • George F in Ravenswood displaced New Yorker

    I'm sorry that this happened to you. I live nearby, and have been lucky so far. This area is a prime area because most people work, and homes are left alone for hours at a time. Someone mentioned that they had their car stolen from their garage. It can be an inconvenience, but it isn't a bad idea to cut the electricity from the garage while you're gone so that someone with a device can't mimic your code to gain entry.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Men in Yellow Vests Door-to-Door

Hi all,
Yesterday while walking past a condo building at the edge of my alley I noticed two men talking to a resident in the front, main door of the condo building. They were wearing bright yellow utility - type vests and holding clipboards with papers on them. I didn't hear what they were discussing and didn't think much of it. Until.....

Today at around 4:45pm, someone rang my buzzer. When I'm not expecting anyone, I never answer my buzzer....

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Hi all,
Yesterday while walking past a condo building at the edge of my alley I noticed two men talking to a resident in the front, main door of the condo building. They were wearing bright yellow utility - type vests and holding clipboards with papers on them. I didn't hear what they were discussing and didn't think much of it. Until.....

Today at around 4:45pm, someone rang my buzzer. When I'm not expecting anyone, I never answer my buzzer. Anyone that knows me and wants to "drop in" unannounced has my phone number, so I never answer the buzzer if I'm not certain it's someone I know.

After I didn't answer, I started to hear through the apartment walls, my neighbor's buzzers ringing. So someone was clearly trying to gain access. Well, someone in my building let this person in and through the peep hole (goodness I sound like a psycho, but I'm a female living alone and I take this stuff seriously!)

Anyway, long story short, I could hear a muffled conversation between the man and one of my neighbors. And through the peep hole I could see that it looked to be one of the same men I saw yesterday wearing the yellow vests. He then, skipped my door, but went door-to-door knocking at all the neighbors. No one else answered and he left. He didn't go to any other doors in my building.

I guess I'm just wondering if anyone else has seen this in the neighborhood recently and if it's legit, or if my instincts are correct and it's potentially individuals casing the neighborhood right before the long holiday weekend.

I live in the Montrose/Clark area. Just thought I would post and see if anyone knew more about who these guys are and if they are someone to be concerned about.

Thanks all!

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Little Free Library books stolen - again

Dear friends and neighbors,
We have been operating a Little Free Library at the corner of Sunnyside and Hamilton since June with great pleasure. It's been a wonderful way to meet neighbors, share books, and spread the love of reading. (You can see more about the organization at littlefreelibrary.org). However, three separate times in recent weeks the entire library has been emptied of books.
I'm asking for your help in two ways:
1. If you see someone taking ALL of...

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Dear friends and neighbors,
We have been operating a Little Free Library at the corner of Sunnyside and Hamilton since June with great pleasure. It's been a wonderful way to meet neighbors, share books, and spread the love of reading. (You can see more about the organization at littlefreelibrary.org). However, three separate times in recent weeks the entire library has been emptied of books.
I'm asking for your help in two ways:
1. If you see someone taking ALL of the books, please say something, or note the license plate number or make of car. (Some neighbors saw a man last week pull up to the library, take all the books out, put them all in his car, and drive away).
2. We are now running out of our supply of books to keep refilling it. If you have books you would like to donate -- books in good condition that you actually think someone would really like to read, not books you need to get rid of -- please do! If the library is full, put them on our porch and we will keep them for when this happens again. Of special need is children's books for all ages, which seem to fly out of there.

Of course, we want to keep the library open and available for everyone who loves to read and share books. Thanks for your help.

  • astat Welles Park Neighbor

    I suggest putting a few marked books in the free library and seeing if they turn up at the used bookstore down the street, There are people who sell books to used bookstores for (not much) money. This is probably just one more source of $$ for people who really need $$... like the person stealing metal gutters and downspouts in another thread on EveryBlock.

  • Astat: good idea, and I just started restickering!
    Horner Park: thank you so much! You will see the library right on the corner. If it's full, please feel free to leave books on the porch.

Aug 25

Updated 2 days ago

  • @stoddard...I insinuated nothing I told you exactly what I meant. If you're looking for the opportunities that presented themselves in the 1920s..try the hot tub time machine,perhaps that will provide you with the frame of mind you seek..In the meantime and between time...LIVE IN THE NOW MANNNNN.

  • George F in Ravenswood displaced New Yorker

    Valid points on both sides, but the bottom line is that fairly or not there are laws against drugs, and no one wants to see gangbangers selling drugs in their neighborhoods.

    To clear something up, the police are deployed into neighborhoods because of crime statistics, not race. If a disproportionate amount of minorities are arrested for drug offenses, it's because neighborhood residents complain about the drug dealers in their neighborhoods, not the other way around. Poli ce do not pick the neighborhoods that they are deployed to.

2 days ago

Lost keys

I lost a set of keys (car key, bike key and 4 house keys) at the corner of Leland and Rockwell. Please let me know if you found them! ktgirlku12@yahoo.com

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Welcome new retail neighbor

Savvy Seconds and 1st's, located at 1748 W. Lawrence Avenue

www.savvysecondsand1sts.com

  • I loved her store when it was in the square! I'm happy she's still near by. Great clothes, shoes, and accessories to look through. I've sold dome items to he store, she only takes the good, name brand stuff. I can't wait to see the new space!

  • Savvy - thank you for all that you do; bringing back chick!

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Heating & AC recommendation?

Hi neighbors,

I'm looking for recommendations for a heating and air company to come out and do an annual service check on my furnace. We had a bad experience with All-Temp earlier this year and I'm hoping to get a better recommendation.

Thanks!

  • To the contrary, we and other friends, find Four Seasons does a great job and they often have coupons on their website.

  • Besco was outstanding for us (& significantly less for better quality) than any other company we called. Our a/c died in the middle of a heat wave and our kiddo had severe reflux which was worse in heat. A kind friend lent us a window unit but tough to live...

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    Besco was outstanding for us (& significantly less for better quality) than any other company we called. Our a/c died in the middle of a heat wave and our kiddo had severe reflux which was worse in heat. A kind friend lent us a window unit but tough to live in one room 24/7 with a screaming baby! Besco sent someone out immediately (the owner!) even though it was late and a Friday night. They recommended a better, smaller unit than the bigger pricier one we thought we'd need (that another company insisted we would need). They were so great that after we chose them we decided to replace our 20+ yo furnace (we shockingly found out it was a rebuilt clunker) at the same time too. Everything works great and our bills went down as well. A few years later everything works great. We highly recommend them!

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